Chapter 3:

CHAPTER 2.5: HER HOLINESS' COUNCIL

The Human Saint is Bored, so I was Summoned to Another World Vol. 4


After making sure that we got the information that we needed, Maddie sent the Amaranthine princess and the Braunhauer duchess away. And with them gone, she summoned for the Marquise of Monfort.Bookmark here

“Your Holiness, I heard you need something from me?” the Marquise appeared before Maddie with her vice-captains.Bookmark here

“Ah yes, please take a seat, ladies.”Bookmark here

I quickly stood up to give way to the paladins. And since this was something that concerned them, I walked towards the door to let myself out.Bookmark here

Lily called out to me, “Kuro, where are you going?”Bookmark here

Uh…do you still need me?”Bookmark here

“What are you talking about? Of course, we do!” Maddie answered, “And you’re coming with us!”Bookmark here

It’s not that I’m trying to be someone important; but out of self-decency and modesty, I would never assume things. Since the invitation was open, I guess I should listen to their conversation.Bookmark here

“Lady Monfort.”Bookmark here

“Yes, Your Holiness?”Bookmark here

“I’d like you to prepare a small contingent of your guards.” Maddie told her, “We ride for Amaranthine after we wake up.”Bookmark here

“Your Holiness, is this about the events in that kingdom?”Bookmark here

“You seem to be knowledgeable about that.” Lily pointed out.Bookmark here

“Well, Head Maid, only a little. What I know was that the royal family, and some nobles, were having some frictions. I know nothing else.”Bookmark here

Maddie only nodded at her words. Maybe she had seen the Marquise’s thoughts and deemed her statement as true.Bookmark here

“So, how many paladins should I bring?”Bookmark here

“Take a company of them with us.” Maddie explained, “This is a sensitive diplomatic mission; one mistake and it could go exploding on us. An entire army of holy guards could arouse suspicions on both parties, and it may not end well.”Bookmark here

Well, I agreed on that point. If Her Holiness was accompanied by the entire Paladin Corps, the factions in this infighting could suspect us of biases towards their rivals, or worse, might intervene directly ourselves. This was politics speaking, and it could get nasty and tricky.Bookmark here

“I understand, Your Holiness.”Bookmark here

“Oh, and I’m clarifying that we won’t use arms unless we get attacked.” Maddie added, “I know your girls could be zealous in their beliefs, but in no other circumstance except for self-defense that you’d intervene. Is that clear, Lady Monfort?”Bookmark here

The Marquise took her bow and left the room together with her vice-captains.Bookmark here

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***Maverny, a port on the northern shores of the Empire of Chersea***Bookmark here

The Imperial soldiers paraded in their full splendor and glory before the waving crowds of Imperial citizens, just as before they embark on an expedition to the northern kingdoms. The people were throwing flowers and confetti on them, yet they maintained their disciplined march towards the docks.Bookmark here

“Come back safely!”Bookmark here

“Crush those northern barbarians!”Bookmark here

“Rescue Her Holiness from those uncivilized hordes!”Bookmark here

“…”Bookmark here

At a hidden podium, not too far from the main avenue where the Imperial legions marched, was the newly appointed commander of the Imperial expeditionary force, and the Saint of the Flame, Seirna.Bookmark here

Heh, would you look at that, General…” she pointed to the crowd, “These people were still loving their great saint while watching the soldiers that would destroy her. Isn’t it ironic?”Bookmark here

“It only proves the effectiveness of our efforts to fool them to support our cause.” the Traveler, now General Umberto, explained, “Now they think that we’re marching against north Chersea to rescue that saint.”Bookmark here

“Splendid work, General!” Seirna slapped him in the back.Bookmark here

“Thank you for your support, Your Holiness.” General Umberto bowed, “And thank you for giving me the chance to avenge my family.”Bookmark here

“Well, as long as you thoroughly destroy Maddie, it’s all fine with me.”Bookmark here

“But Your Holiness, defeating her forces is one thing. How about killing her?”Bookmark here

“Oh, you don’t need to bother yourself about that matter, my dear Umberto. Focus on crushing her armies, and I’ll also do my assignment as well.” Seirna laughed, “After all, when those people back at the Holy Palatial Gardens come to Amaranth, they won’t even know who’s their friend from foe.”Bookmark here

“You really had thought of this well, Your Holiness.” General Umberto told her, “And for that, you have my admiration.”Bookmark here

“You don’t have to do that, General. I’m just working to protect this world, after all.”Bookmark here

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