The Vampire Hunter’s Request
Serulis tried to explain after rolling into the room.
“N-no. That’s not what this is.”
“What is it then?”
I stared at her.
Serulis lowered her head.
“That was not very polite of you.”
“Yes. I’m sorry.”
Serulis apologized earnestly. That was a good thing.
“You should apologize to Shia as well.”
“I’m very sorry.”
She said and bowed.
“Oh, no. But you must not tell anyone else, understand?”
“Yes. I’m very sorry.”
And she seemed to mean it.
“In any case, you should come inside too, Luchila. And you can stay here, Serulis.”
“Really? Even after eavesdropping?”
“It’s fine. I want to introduce you two to Shia.”
Serulis looked a little nervous.
Luchila said nothing but walked inside with Gerberga.
I sat them both down in chairs.
“This is Shia. She is a B Ranking Adventurer who is a Warrior and Scout. She is also a beastkin vampire hunter.”
“I am Shia!”
“In fact, she helped me kill a Vampire Lord recently.”
I said. Serulis muttered, ‘Oh.’
She was impressed.
Gerberga clucked as if to say hello. Luchila nodded.
“And this is Serulis. A pure Warrior and F Rank Adventurer.”
“I’m Serulis. I’m Mister Locke’s apprentice.”
Serulis introduced herself as my apprentice out of nowhere.
I didn’t remember ever agreeing to such a thing.
“So you are his apprentice.”
Shia said believingly. This was annoying.
“…She’s not my apprentice. Serulis is Goran’s daughter.”
Shia looked surprised.
It was probably because she looked rather delicate compared to the rough Goran.
“And this is the demon, Luchila. And the one he is carrying is the God Fowl Lord Gerberga.”
“The God Fowl that you were just saying the vampires were searching for.”
Shia was at a loss for words.
The chicken that she thought they were going to have to search for was right in front of her.
It was no wonder she was surprised.
“I witnessed the God Fowl’s powers a short while ago. It turned an Arch Vampire into dust while it was transforming with just a cry.”
“So then the legend is true.”
Then Shia stood up and bowed before Gerberga.
“Lord God Fowl. It is an honor to meet you.”
Gerberga clucked loudly.
He exuded a magisterial aura.
I asked Shia,
“Now that the Gow Fowl is under our protection, does that mean we just have to go out and kill the Vampire High Lords?”
“Yes, that is correct.”
“Do you know the place?”
“I do know the area…”
“Area? How accurately?”
“I’ve grasped that they are somewhere among the mountains that are a days journey to the north of the capital.”
Upon hearing this, I asked Serulis,
“Serulis. It would be helpful if we had a map. Can I borrow one?”
“Wait a moment. I will go and get one.”
Serulis rushed out of the room.
She quickly returned.
“I brought a map from my room.”
“Thank you. This will help.”
“Don’t mention it!”
The map that Serulis brought was quite detailed.
It was clearly an incredibly expensive item.
“Shia, what’s the general area on this map?”
“Somewhere in this zone.”
Shia indicated a very wide area.
It would take a long time to find them.
“It would be nice if you could have narrowed it down a little.”
“But, it was incredibly difficult for me to get this information.”
According to Shia, there were too many vampires in the area for her to get close.
“So Miss Shia, Mister Locke and I are going off to fight High Lords and Lords. How exciting.”
“No, I’m not taking you, Serulis.”
Serulis looked like she had been stunned.
Vampire hunting was Shia’s job.
She had to go hunting as part of the rules of her tribe.
Even if I didn’t go, she would probably go alone. Even if it killed her.
On the other hand, Serulis was different.
And there was no way that I could take Goran’s daughter to such a dangerous place.
However, I felt like she would secretly follow us if I just left her here.
And so I decided to assign her a role.
“Because I need you to protect Lord Gerberga.”
“Call him Lord Gerberga!”
Luchila scolded without delay.
“Well, it is not as if we can take the God Fowl, which the enemy is after, right into their base?”
“That may be, but…”
“They will be waiting for this opportunity where we are separated from the God Fowl. It’s possible that they will attack.”
“We’re within the royal capital. I doubt any Lord class vampires will attack… But I would still feel better if a brilliant Adventurer was guarding the place.”
Serulis perked up at the words ‘brilliant Adventurer.’
“If that’s the case…I suppose I have no choice.”
Now that it was settled,
Goran’s voice boomed in the house. Apparently, he was home.
“We will tell Goran as well and ask for his help.”
Shia asked in a somewhat nervous voice.