On the road leading to the city of Gilm, a carriage had currently stopped.
……Yes, stopped rather than fled.
If you could see the area beside the highway, anyone would understand.
A battle between monsters and humans was currently being fought.
Though it was a common occurrence for people traveling along the highway to be attacked by monsters, this time it was different. Normally, the monsters were the attackers and the people were the ones fleeing. But this time, it was the people who were attacking……no, a single person was trampling them.
「Wretched Orcs, lament over your bad luck of attacking us as you die!」
The girl said so while swinging a large weapon.
The weapon was slightly longer than an long sword and looked like an ordinary sword. However, when wielded by the woman, the tip of the sword extended out, bending like a whip. There were also blades at intervals along the whip. It was a so-called sword whip. Though it was normally a magic item that required advanced skills to use, the girl wielded the sword whip as if dancing.
TLN: Technically it’s not a true sword whip but a retractable one. It’s basically a sword that can extend and turn into a sword whip with magic.
A beautiful girl was dancing beautifully. Her features were like a work of art and her sharp eyes displayed her strength and determination. She had a sex appeal particular to girls in their late teens who were nearing womanhood. In addition, she had luscious blonde hair with the golden threads stretching from her head to the the middle of her back. The ends of her hair were rolled up in the drill hair hairstyle.
Like her sword whip, the amour covering her body was also a magic item. It’s effect was to grant the wind’s blessing, increasing the speed of the person who had it equipped. It also gave the ability to read the wind. Her golden cape, that matched the colour of her hair, was a magic item that protected her back, providing the effect of danger perception. On her feet, she wore Shoe’s of Sleipnir that allowed her to make several steps into the air. The necklace that she hung at her chest increased her magic defense, sandwiched between two big hills which wouldn’t cease to draw the eyes of men.
Admirably, the girl who was covered with magic items wasn’t relying completely on the effects of the items but had mastered how to use them.
「What’s wrong, don’t you want to obtain me? Then show your power! I will never leave my body to a man weaker than myself!」 TLN: Ehh……so basically, she’s a battle junkie.
Shouting like so, the girl wielded her sword whip. Fiercely, she whirled the sword whip around as if dancing. Though he realised it was aiming for his life, the Orc still lost his life while admiring the good looks of the girl. Blood splattered and several drops of blood fell onto her white skin as she forcefully cut off the neck of the Orc. The blood only became makeup, highlighting the beauty of the girl.
Her figure was beautifully brilliant but also cruel. She also had the charisma and dignity of a commander that drew people’s eyes. She could be described as both the god or goddess of war and the goddess of beauty.
Yes, the girl who had just taken down more than 10 Orcs by herself was Elena Kerebel. The daughter of Duke Kerebel, who not only won fame for her activities in Mireana Kingdom but the Bestir Empire as well. She was a famous person known as the General Princess within neighbouring countries.
Two knights watched their boss from a short distance away.
「As expected of Elena-sama. Orcs are nothing much.」
The female knight watched Elena, who seemed to be hunting Orcs while dancing, with an enchanted expression. She was in her late teens, a little younger than Elena. Her name was Ara Skarlay, one of the members of Elena’s escort. Her surname indicated that she was a noble, she was the third daughter of the Earl Skarlay, who belonged to the Nobles faction.
「Ahh, our Miss is beautiful but also scary, or should I say that she’s beautiful because she’s scary……」
A knight in his early twenties, Vel Sails, gave a wry smile in amazement. He was also a member of the escort and was the second son of Viscount Sails, who also belonged to the Nobles faction.
Along with Marquis Brassin’s second son, Kuust, these two people made up Elena’s escort and were heading to Gilm on the orders of Duke Kerebel to protect her.
「Still, Orcs appearing on the highway……it’s strange that even Orc Archers and Orc Mages appeared.」
Ara muttered while looking admiringly at Elena. Vel heard those words and replied in his usual light tone.
「I heard that there recently was a subjugation force sent out from Gilm to destroy an Orc settlement nearby, perhaps these are the survivours.」
「……You, even knowing the events in such a remote frontier.」
Vel had a wry smile as he saw the look of surprise on his colleague’s face.
「Naturally. I have to gather information as it is the city we’re heading for, as the person working behind the scenes. The city of Gilm isn’t part of the Nobles faction but the Neutral faction. Moreover, it’s the territory of Margrave Rowlocks, who is regarded as a big shot in the faction.」
「……That’s true. We can’t neglect gathering intelligence in order to protect Elena-sama.」
「Well, because Elena-sama is stronger than all of us together, there’s not much meaning to an escort.」
Facing Ara who shouted at him, Vel turned his eyes to Elena to change the topic.
「Look there, the fight will be over soon. We will be late to arrive in the city of Gilm if we are delayed cleaning up. I also want to collect some of the magic stones of the Orcs Elena-sama defeated.」
「I don’t think there’s a need to collect the Orc materials in particular.」
「Don’t say that. You know, if we take the magic stones and sell them at the city of Gilm, don’t you think we will be able to raise our familiarity a bit?」
「Then, is just the proof of subjugation fine?」
「Well, as for that……at any rate, we haven’t registered with the guild. It would be silly to register with the guild just to sell the proofs of subjugation.」
「If you say so, it’s so. But even if you don’t belong to the guild, you can still sell the proofs of subjugation.」
While Ara nodded, Elena, who had wiped out a small party of Orcs without a scratch, approached them.
Rather than the colour of fatigue on her face, her breath didn’t even seem to be disturbed. However, the colour of her cheeks were reddened slightly due to the intense activity she had done. The violence had only seemed to increase her sex appeal. Though the person herself wasn’t interested in love, her appearance gave off an appeal that would attract many people. It was an unfortunate thing for both her and the people around her.
「Should I say, as expected of the frontier. I did not think we would come across such a group of Orcs along the highway in the middle of the day.」
「Thank you for your hard work, Elena-sama. Have this. You have blood on your cheek……」
Ara gently held out a silk handkerchief.
「Thank you Ara.」
While gently wiping the blood off her cheek with the silk handkerchief, she called out to Vel to cut out the magic stones from the heart in the Orcs’ chests.
「Vel. Though it’s fine to recover the magic stones, do it quickly. It will be troublesome if other monsters smell the Orcs’ blood and approach.」
「Yes, I’ll finish it at once.」
Following her orders, Vel skillfully removed the magic stones from the Orcs. Looking from the side, you could tell that he was experienced with the work.
That was natural. After all, they had been attacked many times on the way from the Imperial Capital to the city of Gilm. After subjugating them, he would take the ma