Saving 80,000 Gold in an Another World for Retirement - Chapter 61
Visitors from the Sea 1
Maid: 「Mitsuha-sama, this is serious!」
In the evening, I was checking the documents while leisurely drinking tea at the office when, Paulette, a maid from a Mountain Village, came rushing in with pale expression.
Oh, I said [evening] that would sound like nighttime, but I call it around 15-18 o’clock.
(TN: 3-6 pm would be called afternoon, which is still bright outside.)
I studied the weather forecast under the influence of my mother, and the definitions for weather forecasting seeped in.
It’s Paulette, she’s like always making a big fuss about everything, so let’s not get too excited and calmly wait for the continuation of her words.
Paulette: 「A person from the fishing village informed us!, at the sea, …the sea, …a ship! 」
No, it’s normal to have a ship in the sea, you know. If there are ships on the mountain, then I’ll be surprised.
Paulette: 「And anyway, please come out and have a look! 」
Somehow, it seems to be really serious this time, so I came out and went outside and looked at the sea …….
(U wa~a), indeed, there are ships in the sea.
… 3 wooden sailing ships. I don’t know the details just by looking at the size of the ship, but I think 200 to 300 tons maybe.
It seems that the aspect of a large ship, is not very well known the people in this part of the country.
….What a huge ship, I wondered.
Mitsuha:「Emergency protocol! call all of the Lord’s army! move it!」
To my instructions, the servants who were in the vicinity rushed out all at once.
Once I returned to the private office and took out the binoculars, I observed them carefully, it seems that there is no boat heading towards the land, they are anchored and not doing anything.
It is only 2 hours away from sunset, so it is normal to avoid entering the unknown land at night, they are going to land tomorrow, huh…
Will you just raise the anchor and leave?
Well if that’s the case, they would continue sailing at night without anchoring.
I have heard from Earl and the others that, no one has ever come here by ship from another continent. And also, [I have never seen such a ship before], in the first place.
In other words, it’s the first (foreign) customer.
There will be water, food supply and other purposes, so it’s decided they will land.
And this [other purposes] is the problem.
I hope they are friendly, but those who go on a journey seeking other continents on a sailing boat at this civilization level, are said to be one of the earth’s history…….
The brave explorer goes on a dangerous voyage, in exchange for a huge reward for success with the aid of the king.
The objective is to conquer the newly discovered land, plunder the treasures, and capture the slaves.
And (genocide) massacre of the natives with a sense of being a game, just to relieve their boredom.
Yeah, just pretty much what Columbus did back on Earth.
A man who strikes a big gamble of life is not supposed to be a decent and kindhearted good person, that’s a common sense.
Oh, the Antarctic Expedition is different. It’s not that they went to hunt and steal treasures or grabbing some of the slaves, nor is it a gamble for money.
However, the length of the coastline here is much longer than anywhere else, so why bother to stay off the coast? …The reason is simple.
The Earl’s fishing village, is also equivalent to our library-in-respect. ( 伯爵領の漁村もショボさではうちと同等。)
Moreover, the village cannot be seen from the open sea because it’s a Bay. The capital is way inland so you can’t see it at all.
On the other hand, the fishing villages and the towns that are not too far from the coast, and the elevated buildings are all visible from the open sea. You can also see the Lord’s mansion. It’s more convenient to have a place where human beings can live than nothing.
In addition, there are many reasons why the ship came along the coast from the opposite side of the Bozes’ territory, I will observe them when they will be heading straight to the land, or when it lands.
Should I send a message to the Earl?
In the worst case, it’s necessary to do so without consequences. It is bad to see it all.
However, 1 day for the message to come, half day for the Earl to prepare for the soldiers, and another 1 day to come.
In the worst case, after the end?
Besides, I am more troubled of handling the enemies I caught, even if I catch more than half of the prisoners, the total number of our citizens are…….
OK then, dealing with the prisoners, let’s just throw it to the Earl!
And then If the talk goes peacefully, let’s just throw it to the Earl!
If you are talking about trades or diplomatic relations between countries, you can only leave it to Earl Bozes and the other residents who are influential aristocrats with territory facing the ocean.
So, before writing a letter to the Earl, let’s report it to the King first.
No, we may be fighting against other ships, so I have to report it to the king and get permission to do so. If you deal with it poorly, it might become a war with other countries.
For once, I am a member of the kingdom’s aristocrat, even now….
Mitsuha: 「Checkmate King Seven, Checkmate King Seven, this is White Rook, Over」
Sabine:『Oh my, That is a bit early today. What happened, Mitsuha-neesama? 』
As usual, the response from Sabine-chan, was returned instantly.
Every day, just how early are you waiting in front of the radio?
Mitsuha: 「It’s an emergency. Open the 5th envelope that I gave you.」
Sabine: 『Eh … I,.. Understood, please wait a moment.』
Sabine-chan is a smart girl. Even though she is playful or amusing as usual, but when the other party is serious, she will play the field properly.
After about 30 seconds, Sabine-chan’s voice flows again from the radio speaker.
Sabine: 『Onesama, this is ….』
Mitsuha: 「Yeah, I will lift the restrictions on the use of the far-end communication spells. Pass it to the King immediately. He’s probably in a meeting, or maybe with a guest, but I don’t care, it’s an emergency.」
Sabine: 『Understood, leave it to me!』
Sabine-chan seems to have rushed out of the room.
Maybe the King will soon come to Sabine-chan’s room.
Well, it’s time for conspiracy …After a long time.
King: 『Ah, ah~, is this okay?』
Sabine: 『Yeah, take your finger off of it.』 (TN: He’s probably blocking the mic.)
The King and Sabine-chan’s voice flowed out from the speaker.
That was very quick indeed.
Mitsuha: 「Your Highness, it’s an emergency. Is there anyone else with you?」
King: 『Oh, Oh, the voice of Mitsuha from inside the box! Are you really at the Viscount Yamano territory? How can we hear the voice of Mitsuha from the Viscount Yamano territory?』
Oh, well~, it’s usually hard to believe it.
But that’s not the point right now.
Mitsuha: 「Your Highness, I am in a hurry, so I will cut to the chase. First of all, please tell me the members who are there with you right now」
King: 『Oh, Me, Sabine, Prime Minister Zall, Marquis Icebringer, and the Crowned Prince Lionel』
Yeah, the condition that the king and several people, whom the king thinks he can put the absolute trust and the secret can be kept, is clear. Now then, onto the main subject.
Mitsuha: 「There are 3 large ships anchored off the coast of our territory, it probably came from a distant country. From the old experience of my home country, they will claim the land they found as their own territory, then take away the treasure and bring back slaves with them, I might be wrong with this, but in off chance that they were such people, may I annihilate them?」
There is no reply?
King: 『… How much do you know about the enemy’s strength? 』
They finally replied.
Mitsuha: 「No, it’s not decided weather or not they are enemies yet …Well, I’m not really accurate but I guess, around 200 people per ship, a total of around 600 people 3 ships combined……」
I don’t know well, but I think that maybe at least 70 people per ship, even up to 200 people at most, it’s inevitable that the range of expectation increases, because it is not possible to predict whether the number of people is small or large, due to the emphasis on the force expedition without refueling.
King: 『Are you expecting them to be armed?. What do you think of your current combat strength, compared to Mitsuha’s home country?』
Oh, that’s right!…
It will become a full image, with reference to the Earth… ….
Mitsuha: 「Because you have an excellent image of what we are capable of, but then it’s not omnipotent compared to my home country. So please listen, it’s just that there is such a possibility.」
King: 『I understand, please tell me.』
Mitsuha: 「First of all, considering the time of civilization and the size of the ship to go out to develop a new shipping route with 3 ships, I think there are cannons and guns. The cannon is a weapon that will launch a chunk of iron, and will probably fly for only a mile or so, I think that only the fishing villages on the coast will be reached. The gun, well, it’s an imitation of the sacred instrument of my home country, but the power is only about 1/100, and it takes a lot of time and effort for each shot.」
King: 『But you can not win with the sword?』
Mitsuha: 「No, if only a few hundred people came ashore, the advantage of the land is mine. Ambush, surprise attack, night raid, you can do anything. No matter how many guns you have, there’s nothing you can do if you’re getting shot by arrows all at once from the shade of a tree or from the top of a cliff, or if you are attacked by fire. It’s also good to burn food supplies and poison water.」
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