I show the window to Eins and listen her say about it.
“So, what did you actually tell to the villagers?”
“Our master, the dungeon master who reign over this territory, is now a king. He wants to welcome everyone in this village, who live in his territory, to a town which he will build within the dungeon. On the next day, come to the dungeon. That’s all.”
There’s nothing mention about sacrifice, isn’t it?
So did they misheard her?
While I was thinking, I heard a knock by the door.
“Master, someone who claims to be the father of the village chief from the northeast village wants to meet you.”
“Let him inside. And Eins, I want you to stay behind.”
I closed the window and sit back in my chair.
An old man and a girl came in just in time, as I expected.
The moment the old man saw Eins, he took a few steps back.
What on earth did Eins do?
“What do you need from me?”
“Y- Yes! I- I have brought the sacrifice. In exchange for this child, please don’t harm our village!”
I have no words.
My guess is correct.
“A sacrifice, when did I say I want them?”
The old man looks at me with his mouth wide open.
The girl unable to understand anything alternately looking at me and the old man.
“Take that little girl home. No. 1, go along with them and fix the misunderstanding in that village.”
The door opened and Magi Doll No. 1 appeared.
“As you wish.”
This grandpa overreacts way too much.
“Now then, shall we be on our way?”
No. 1 said so before she left the place.
The old man looks terribly scared when he bowed to me before following her.
As for the girl holding hands with him, she left with a puzzled look on her face.
So, who’s next?
Right after the old man got out, there’s another knock on the door.
“A person who seems to be the village elder wants to meet you.”
“Let them in.”
I didn’t expect them to arrive this early.
“Sorry for the intrusion.”
“S-sorry for the intrusion!”
A bold old woman who seemed to be bare and a seemingly well-behaved boy enter the room.
“Can you use this boy as a sacrifice? We don’t need him.”
This old woman reaction is rather lacking.
The boy hardly knows what’s going on around him and she makes that request with a straight face?
“There’s a man before you who brought a sacrifice same as you did. Is it by coincidence?”
Will she answer my question?
“It’s not a coincidence. There used to be a dungeon in the Forest of Beginnings long time ago.”
She begins to frankly reply me.
A dungeon in the Forest of Beginnings? Why I never heard of it?
“In exchange for the safety of the village, the master of the dungeon order each of the surrounding village to offer sacrifice to him. Otherwise, he will destroy them.”
Is this story gonna be long?
“I tried to immediately request help from the kingdom but as soon as I left the village, I was attacked by the demon and couldn’t reach the kingdom.”
It absolutely turns into a long story.
She’s a long-talking type old woman.
“Since we have no one to be able to stand against him, every month, we will sacrifice a child around 10 years old.”
It’s bad to interrupt people talking before they finish first…
“However, death has come for the master of that dungeon.”
This is getting exciting.
“A hero appeared in the village.”
I’ve seen real one before from the guy by the name of Alphonse but he’s only a Hero’s Egg.
I wonder how the real hero is actually like.
“When the hero meets with the master of that dungeon, he invited him to a tea ceremony.”
Why there’s suddenly a tea ceremony!
The hero is too suspicious!
“The master of the dungeon took the invitation and join the tea ceremony.”
Don’t join the tea ceremony!
“But, the tea ceremony was actually a trap all along.”
Of course, it is!
It’s too obvious!
“There’s poison in the tea for the master of the dungeon.”
The hero is poisoning him!?
Can’t you defeat him in cooler way!?
That would be impossible during the tea ceremony!
“And the master of the dungeon died.”
Ah, that’s quite a tragic death.
“Before he dies, the master of the dungeon said it was fun to have a tea ceremony.”
…What should I say in this situation?
“This is the old story of ‘A Dungeon Master Who Wanted to Have a Tea Ceremony’ spreading around our area.”
“I see. Thank you for telling me.”
Is it okay for her to tell me all about this? The old woman shakes her head while saying “no problem, no problem” with a satisfied face.
“So, you’re doing this because there used to be sacrifice going on before this?”
“Yes, all the villagers have discussed and decided with it.”
Perhaps, the village I rescued before might not practice the same thing as them.
I’ve been keeping a good relationship with that village, so it should not exist.
“Anyway, I don’t need the sacrifice. No. 2, go along with them and solve the misunderstanding in that village.”
The second Magi Doll appeared and took the old woman and the boy out of the dungeon.