The next day, while I was walking around the town, I realized something.
“Is there no inn?”
Without the inn, they can’t stay longer than a day, isn’t it?
Therefore, I gave an order to the puppet to build an inn at the vacant lot near the mansion.
After putting up paper for recruiting employee for the inn, five people show up. Then, I arranged them to be under the guidance of Eins and Zwei.
『Intruders appeared in the dungeon.』
At the mansion, while I was on my way to the study, a system message appeared.
To check who’s coming, I opened up the window while walking towards the place.
There were a lot of people shown on it.
What this supposed to mean?
Are the people from the Gallia country is coming over?
“Eins, follow me.”
“As you wish.”
It happened just when I’m about to take a break…
Bringing Eins along with me, I approached the noisy group which were still looking around the town.
“Wow, I wish I can meet the king of this country. But where can we stay right now?”
The man speaking to the group behind him seems to be their representative.
I didn’t notice it before looking it in the window but their clothes are ragged and dirty.
“Where are you guys from?”
The moment they heard what I said, the noisy bunch suddenly mute.
It is as if they don’t want to say anything at all.
But for me, it is important to know where they are from.
Then, the man slowly opened his mouth.
“That’s, we are from the Ilfiana.”
Speaking of Ilfiana, isn’t that the country which is in bad terms with Gallia?
“I see. Are you those people who referred as refugees?”
Did they escape here to avoid the war between the Ilfiana and the Fifteen Countries of the Federated States that will be happening soon?
“But, isn’t the refugees is too few for a big country like that?”
“That’s because there are no other refugees else except us who are coming from the kingdom.”
“It is still too little though.”
The number of refugees is only that the population of a normal town.
Isn’t there supposed to be a lot of people when we’re talking about the kingdom?
“Other than us, they are those who are willing to die for the country.”
Those who would rather die for their country, huh?
What a silly bunch. The patriotic group is it? They wouldn’t last long.
“What about Gallia country?”
“We went there but they won’t accept us.”
Certainly, Gallia and Ilfiana is not in good terms with each other, but to refuse refugees too?
“Because most of the noble were against it.”
The nobles went against it?
Still, didn’t they know their country was eyed by the other neighbouring countries …?
Won’t be doing so will damage their reputation?
“Is that so…”
I want to accept them but with food crisis going on right now…
“What about your food supply?”
“It’s completely empty.”
I don’t want to increase my DP consumption any more…
What about increasing numbers of people working on the farm?
“What kind of jobs you human have?”
If there are a lot of farmers, then that means more farms and more DP savings…
“We have about 40 farmers, 20 adventurers and the rest of them, which is about 30 people, are shopkeepers.”
So, the total is 90 people, am I correct?
Still, it will be nice to have 20 adventurers.
Except for those who came yesterday, there’s actually none in this town.
There are 40 farmers?
Should I expand the farm?
Considering the food circumstances and the future, should I accept them?
“…Okay then. I’ll let everyone stay.”
“Seriously? By the way, who are you?”
A seemingly curious man from the group asked.
That’s right. I haven’t introduced myself yet.
“I am Null, the master of this dungeon as well as the Doll Mansion, and the king of this country.”
As I said so, everyone was shocked with their jaw hanging loose.
Now then, I had to deal with food crisis as soon as possible.
“By the way, why did you decide to come here?”
With things going on in Ilfiana right now, it’s hard to believe the news of the founding of new nation will be reaching that place.
Then, they must have heard it from somewhere else.
“We were told by the lower noble of the Gallia country that this country might accept us.”
“Is that so?”
So, it’s the lower noble…
“Just tell the puppet where you want your house to be built.”
“Understood. Thank you very much.”
After introducing puppets to them, I went outside.
Judging by the size of farm, only 20 people can work on the field at the same time.
Should I make it bigger for the other 20, or give them another job…?
If I want to make it bigger, I need to have the forest explored first…
“There’s no choice, we have to open up the forest to expand the farm.”
Even though they can look for another job, it’s hard for them to do well working with something they’re not familiar with…
That’s why it would be better for them to do farming which is something they’ve already done before.
Looking at the time, I ordered the puppet to expand the farm.
When I return to the dungeon, I saw a scene where the Ilfiana and the Gallia people talking with each other.
They sure are getting along well.
…But aren’t they getting along too well?