Reincarnated into a Game as the Hero’s Friend - Chapter 149
There were so many guests visiting Zeavert mansion nowadays that recently when receiving guests, the lady of the mansion, Claudia, was said to greet the guests with a rather tired smile.
Moreover, the status of the guests that had been coming to the Zeavert mansion was also high. Most recently, the second princess, Her Highness Laura came and stayed in the Zeavert mansion. Although Ingo said that the security of the mansion was one of the best in the capital so don’t worry, Claudia couldn’t help but feel tense at that time.
Since even the second princess had once visited the Zeavert mansion, recently, being invited into the Zeavert mansion had become a symbol of status.
On this day, another guest with high status came to visit the Zeavert mansion. This particular guest even took the trouble of borrowing a carriage from another Count house to visit the Zeavert mansion secretly. In front of him, both the lord and the servants of the Zeavert mansion were tense, although the man himself didn’t really care about etiquette and whatnot.
“So you’re Miss Lily. I am Jeff Altig Seyfart.”
“M…My name is Lily Hearthing.”
Although she couldn’t hide her nervousness, Lily was still able to politely return the Grand Duke’s self introduction.
“No need to be that tense. I came here to ask you a few things about this map that Sir Welner has submitted the other day.”
“Is it true that you’re the one that drew this map?”
Seyfart took out the map. It was a map drawn from a bird’s point of view. Even Ingo and Seyfart were surprised when they first saw this map.
Although this sort of map did exist in this world, most of them were made based on what the creator saw from the top of mountain or towers, thus resulting in a ‘map’ closer to an imaginary painting rather than a proper map, just like the Rakugai Rakuchu folding screen in the Edo period.
(T/N: Rakugai Rakuchu is a painting on a folding screen that depicted Kyoto
In addition, the map was truly detailed to the point that it might be used in a strategy meeting at a military camp.
Even the King, the Crown Prince, and Laura were surprised when they saw this map. At that time, Mazell had left the palace to meet with his family, so he didn’t hear the conversation between the three members of the royal family. As for whether not hearing the conversation was a luck or disaster for Mazell, that remains to be seen.
“Y… Yes. I was the one that painted this map.” (Lily)
“I see. Can you tell me the process of making this map? Just tell me the rough process.” (Seyfart)
Welner only cared about the end result which was the map, not about the process of making it. In addition, at that time, Welner’s head was full of his theory about the natural disaster of this world, so he further didn’t realize just how ridiculous the model he created was in a standard of this world.
After Welner and the others made a 3D model that time, Welner told Frenssen to forbid anyone from cleaning the room, but Welner never forbade anyone from entering, as Welner didn’t think it was necessary to do so.
When Ingo and Norbert heard Welner was once again planning something in that room, they went to check it and became astonished with what they saw. Of course, Welner didn’t know this.
Ingo immediately gave a gag order regarding the model to everyone in the mansion and when Ingo presented the map to the king, he also secretly explained to the king about the existence of the model.
Lily looked doubtful for a moment. However, when she saw Ingo nod, she began her explanation.
“First, Welner-sama sent a great number of people to survey various places…” (Lily)
“Hmm… I see. I understand how the map was made. Count, there’s something that I wanted to ask Lily-kun. Can you prepare some paper and a pen?” (Seyfart)
“Understood. Please wait a moment.” (Ingo)
Ingo signaled Norbert. Norbert immediately brought paper and pen and put them on the table in front of Lily.
“Lily-kun. Can you draw a thing that looks like a rectangle when viewed from the front, but looks like a hexagon when viewed from above?” (Seyfart)
“Yes, sir.” (Lily)
The shape that Lily drew was a hexagonal prism. Seyfart was surprised by how smooth the drawing was. After that, Seyfart continued, “Then, next, can you draw….”
Seyfart gave several more instructions to Lily, and Lily was able to draw a picture according to those instructions quite perfectly. After the drawing was finally finished, Ingo was surprised, but of course, he maintained a calm expression. Seyfart nodded in approval.
“Thank you for your hard work. Ah, Count, I might have several drawing requests for Lily-kun in the future, will that be fine?” (Seyfart)
“Of course.” (Ingo)
“Ah, right. Did Sir Welner told you anything else regarding the map?” (Seyfart)
“…My apologies. Welner-sama did explain several other things to me, but I cannot remember the details. As such, I cannot explain them.” (Lily)
“Is that so…” (Seyfart)
Seyfart smiled knowingly after hearing Lily’s response, but he didn’t pursue the matter.
“Alright then. Lily-kun, you can leave.” (Seyfart)
“Yes. Then, please excuse me.” (Lily)
Although Lily had mastered the necessary etiquettes, she still sighed in relief after she had left the room.
After Lily left, Ingo turned to Seyfart.
“My apologies.” (Ingo)
“It’s fine. She must have made that decision because she didn’t know if her explanation would bring advantage or disadvantage to Sir Welner. The fact that she is tight-lipped is a good thing.” (Seyfart)
“To each their own.” (Ingo)
Ingo replied with a bitter chuckle, and Seyfart laughed.
“Well, that is true. The results of the drawing are quite surprising.” (Seyfart)
“I am also surprised.” (Ingo)
Ingo and Seyfart looked at the drawing with admiration. The drawing was a picture of the board game that recently became popular among the nobility. But since it was a board game made for the nobles, the design was quite sophisticated, yet Lily was able to draw it with this much precision just by hearing Seyfart’s instructions.
“It seems like Lily-kun can imagine a three-dimensional object based on just a two-dimensional image. Furthermore, she can depict it in a drawing.” (Seyfart)
If Welner was here, he would say that Lily had a good spatial perception, but that sort of words didn’t exist in this world. This ability was certainly a blessing for the owner, especially if the owner was a painter. At the very least, the painter with this ability would be highly sought after in the noble society.
“She’s quite an interesting girl. I would like to borrow her, if you don’t mind.” (Seyfart)
“Of course, I don’t mind, but may I ask what you want her to draw?” (Ingo)
Seyfart answered Ingo’s question with an honest expression.
“I just want her to draw the map of the capital.” (Seyfart)
Having an accurate map of the capital would make it easier for placing the soldiers. Before this, the road renovation proposal given by Welner to the Crown Prince Huber had improved the mobility of the soldiers in the capital.
Until now, the interior of the capital was only roughly divided into blocks. Before, the orders given to the soldiers would only be at the level of ‘go to the west gate via the third and the seventh block’ but now the orders given to the soldiers had developed into ‘Go to the west gate. The third unit will go via the Viscount Liberman street, while the fourth unit will go via the Baron Heeks street.’
After Welner had pointed out the possibility of the demons attacking the capital, Seyfart wouldn’t stay silent and do nothing.
“After that, I should ask her to draw His Highness the Crown Prince.” (Seyfart)
“I feel bad for Lily, sir, so please do not.” (Ingo)
If the Grand Duke really told Lily to draw the Crown Prince, Lily would probably be unable to move her brush out of sheer nervousness.
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