Alrac was standing at [King Space], He was giving a name to Azure Knight.
“Knight of Judgement Commanding the Hounds of Depravity, your name will be Teerukisu. While you serve us, that will be your name.”
“May I ask the origin of my name?”
“That was the name of the man who was the knight of our empire. He was chivalrous knight and die protecting my father.”
“I understood. then from now on, I will introduce myself as Teerukisu. I promise I will fight till I die for my master”
“I am expecting it”
Arlac was looks down on his subordinate Teerukisu that was bowing coldly.
Alrac was thinking.
His loyalty was abnormal, Certainly [Evil charisma], [Young Dark Nobleman] ,[Wicked soul], was a skill that will give a large boost for negotiation with those monster and creature that was considered to be evil.
But, it is strange for their loyalty to extended till they die.
Is Teruukisu a special case, or he was scheming something deep in his heart.
‘Maa, it doesn’t matter.’
If he betray me, I will kill him.
If he was loyal, I will reward him.
It was simply like that, after that he give the order to Teerukisu.
“Terrukisu, you will go to the surrounding goblin village, talk to them so they will move to this labyrinth. But, don’t use too much force. Tell them about the labyrinth, if they decide to join us I will protect their clan.”
“What should I do if they attack?”
“Umu, there is also that kind of possibility. When you are under attack, I permit you to counter attack. But, If it was possible don’t kill them.”
“Another thing, if you spot the patrol from Bendole, annihilate some of their member. According to Derito story, the number seems to be several dozen of people.”
“Refrain using [Hounds of Depravity] to make them as your subordinate as much as possible.But, if you really want it then, I will allow you to use it.”
“I have understood everything”
Looking at the Knight who was bowed and left [King Space], he look on other people that was kneeling elsewhere.
The head of Goblin Purukku, the female warrior Jen, as well as the thief Lorna that choose to stay behind together with the priest Derito.
It’s 4 people in total.
The [King Space] that was able to hold 100 people seems empty with so few of people.
Because they were swallowed up by intimidating air that Alrac released from the king throne, all the people that was at this place was silence.
With Alrac word, The head of goblin answered while trembling.
“How many Goblin that can be gathered from around this area?”
“Yes, it depend on how the Knight persuade them…., probably several hundred…., it was possible to gather around 500 Goblins.
“ 500, I see…. it also related to the food issue. If they are starved to death then we will not be able to use them. We need to keep improving their value, we also need to teach the children that will born soon. I wonder will they keep being useless?”
Averting his eyes from Purukku that keep lowering his head deeper, he was looking on the Human side.
“It is also the same to you, Derito. Because I though you will be of some use, I keep you alive unlike Tiles. Don’t betray my expectation, if you do, you and the woman that love and stay with you will become a food for the Goblins.”
“Yes, I understand.”
“Arlac-sama, will that be okay?”
Purukku warns while lowering his head.
“Depending on the head of goblin tribe, there might be a tribe that will attack this Labyrinth.”
“At that time, I will deal with them. Is there any problem?”
“Of course not!”
When he finish listening to Purukku, Alrac look at his subordinate coldly and said.
“Because there is talk about food shortage, you can withdraw for now. Later on, when I was able to obtain food, I will call on you guys. You are free to do whatever you wish until that time.”
When Alrac wave his hands for them to withdraw, all the member left [King Space] like they are escaping.
Seeing that everyone already disappear, Alrac briefly chant the magic spell
“…….. Transmission, fragment of light.”
When the spell was casted, the crystal the size of pebble appears on Alarc hand.
“Jii, can you hear me?”
“This is prince Alrac voice.Yes, I can hear you clearly!”
[TL: I am guessing that Jii is the shortened version of Jiji which was old man]
The crystal light was flickering, at the same time an aged voice was heard.
“It has been long time.”
“From the looks of it, It seems like you have success creating [The Wickedly Vicious Underground Empire.]”
“Yes, It worked well.”
“KUKUKUKU, Splendid, it was wonderful! as expected of the lineage of Imperial Family of Magic Empire.It take hundread of year for me to reach this state, but for you it only take 5 years….”
He stopped the Old man word that was taking too long.
“Whoops, I’m sorry, what can I help you with?”
“Ah, I want to ask for something.”
“What is it?”
“I want food.”
“Hoo, How much did you want?”
After thinking for a while Alrac said.
“For time being, I want the amount that can support 1000 human for 1 month.”
“KUKUKU, is this a joke?”
“I dislike making a joke.”
“Prince, why did you need it? We should discuss it after you finish building the Labyrinth. At that time you can recruit a soldier while securing the food. And gradually expanding your force.”
“The case is that something unexpected happen.”
“Haa…, I wouldn’t ask what happen. But, it is impossible for me. If it is around 100 people I might be able to manage it, but when it became 1000 people….”
While listening to the old man voice, Alrac forget to mention something and added.
“Jii…., you are Master of Magic. If it was impossible for you to do it, then you might have an idea who can do it. If they need money, they just need to say how much they need.”
“…… I understand. Yare yare, Looks like I still can’t live at ease.”
“Sorry about it.”
“No problem, No problem, I understand, you really resemble your father and grandfather. When they protect the goblin by trading oak with them, they shut the neighboring country up over and over again….”
Alrac interrupt his teacher word again which seems like he will complain for eternity, and said.
“At that time for those that defy the Empire, will be punished no matter whatever you are a Human or a Goblin. For those that was willing to follow them will be given appropriate reward according to their work. That is why I want to success that will.”
“Ha, I can guess what you want to do.”
“Don’t cause a trouble.”
“I will send a travelling merchant now. However, some fund was necessary.”
“I will sent it immediately.”
“Thank you very much.One more thing prince, I will give you one piece of advice.”
“What is it?”
“Goblin was a petty creature, when their number increase too much they will do some stupid thing. You mustn’t show any opening. when they increase too much, you should find a suitable reason to kill them.”
“…… I will keep that in mind”
With that last word, the white crystal became gray and disappear.
“…… Transfer, Material Transmission”
Alrac imagine the treasure on treasure storage and move it to the old man home, and he cast the spell.
Because the fund was necessary to acquire food, he sent it using magic.
Because this fund was part of the labyrinth, if it was taken outside, naturally, Alrac and Halva will receive the damages. but, it was not be a serious injury. The pain is like getting your finger cut lightly.
To heal this wound, a dead soul was necessary.
There is no feeling of grieve when they become soul eating monster.
Because their heart already dead.
As for Halva, the act of devouring a soul is a pleasure for her.
Alrac doesn’t think like that, but he also doesn’t hate it.
But, he think this kind of degree is necessary for his revenge.
He want to destroy all the country that attacking the Empire as soon as possible.
While thinking of such thing, Because now Alrac have a helping hand now, he cast a spell.
“….. Transfer, near entrance of large room.”
He mention the place he want to transfer and use [Teleportation], he also activating the skill [Labyrinth Management Device], Immediately the chamber door close completely.
The Large room was considered wide, but it is not as wide as [King Space], in term of the number of people that can fit inside. The reason why he move to this room was to summon the existence that will protect this labyrinth from now on.
This room is not a special room. so he can’t get a bonus when he summon. Then why did he choose this place? The reason was simple, the creature that he want to summon was in large quantity.
“….. Transfer, Demon Insect Secretary.”
When he chant [Material Transfer] incantation, a thick small book that was bound to the corpse of insect appear. Alrac turns up the page expressionlessly, when he found the page he need, he chant the incantation to summon while leaving the page open.
“….. Summon, rotten fummed flies”
[TL: the Literal translation was large flies that emit the smell of rotten flesh yes blame the author for his namming sense.]
A red magic formation was created, from it a big flies the size of mouse appear.
1, 2, the number keep increasing, Looking at this situation with cold eyes, Alrac cast his next spell.
“…… Summon, Paralytic Arachnid.”
[TL:Literal translation was Huge spider with a paralytic poison]
A yellow magic formation was created, A dog sized spider come out from it.
It has yellow colored body and red eyes, it has a viscous mucus on it 8 feets.
Without counting the number of spider that come out in sequence, he chant another spell.
[….. Summon, Skull-Eater Caterpillar]
[TL: Finally the author have put a good name here]
The purple formation appear, from it a green caterpillar the size of baby appear.
A green caterpillar that was mixing with the color of yellow that can give you the feeling repulse crawl out one after the other from the magic formation.
While maintaining this 3 magic formation, he stare at the swarm of insect that was being summoned coldly.
when they are alone it was not a strong existence, But when they are in large number, they will become a nasty opponent to the intruder.
After finish summoning several hundred of this creature, the magic formation close.
“I will employ this guy at the labyrinth exterior, so they can attack more easily.”
While muttering so, he gave a simple order.
To expand the Labyrinth, they need to find and kill the intruder.