Chapter 89: Saint Dispatch 02
The King requested that the Saint have her ordination ceremony and then be dispatched.
Apparently, I was officially unveiled as a ‘Saint’ the other day when Lector put the ‘Saint’s’ diadem on me and presented me to the public. After confirming this had happened, the royal palace suggested that I should have a formal ordination ceremony at the palace.
Since the palace suggested it, they must have said it in the name of the King.
Yeah, the palace is also a bureaucracy in a sense.
And that bureaucracy also gives jobs to officially recognised personnel.
Therefore, they requested that the Saint be dispatched.
It was great that the Priest had been able to bring back the ‘Grunge’ people who had been won over by Origlow, but it seemed that a problem had occurred with them.
Therefore, they requested that the Saint be dispatched.
The Saint is mostly dispatched during pandemics or when a major accident happens.
They are requested when the situation can’t be resolved with few healers and medical care. So yes, it’s an emergency situation.
There weren’t any accident reports in the information gathered, so it was probably disease. Either the cause is unknown and can’t be dealt with, or it’s a pandemic or an important person has collapsed.
Hmm, I’m sure a genuine Saint would know a lot about medicines and diseases. To be dispatched after so much prep, just how heavy is their responsibility?
I’m certain that a genuine Saint who has received gifted education from an early age would have learnt how to prepare and behave in such situations…
I couldn’t help but stare at my hands.
However, if Farglow dispatches the Saint and she does a splendid job, then the ‘Grunge people’ will trust Farglow more.
If I refuse at this point, then their trust in Farglow may waver again and they might switch sides to Origlow again, even though Father had finally brought them back to Farglow’s side.
The place the ‘Grunge people’ designated was very far away, after all they were nomads living near the border.
It would take several days to get there by carriage, and from here, it was in the opposite direction of the palace.
If I go to the palace for my ordination, then go to the designated place and manage to solve the situation there and return, then how long will I be away for?
I’ll regret it so much if something were to happen to Lector during that time.
I was so nervous that I almost fainted in my flashy attire the other day, so I don’t think I’m capable of going to the palace and being the lead in an ‘ordination ceremony’ which I’ve never seen before.
Do I have to do that?
I believe I was almost killed by someone in the palace the other day…
And I have to go on a long journey right after that? And Hime seems involved in the place where I’m going to.
All I can see is trouble, disaster and hassle. Why must I be tossed alone into the middle of politics and schemes?
Even Lector thinks this may be a trap.
I wanted to live a quiet and peaceful life. That’s all I want.
To achieve that, I hung around the General for a little bit, so that I could gain his favour.
Why is this getting out of hand?
Why is the palace finally bringing me up in conversation?
I was surprised to find out that my work had increased tremendously.
“Did the Saint work whenever a situation like this happened in the past? Are there really that many dispatch requests?” I asked.
“No, there’s usually a way to transfer her skill from the shrine in the capital to the local shrine without her having to do anything. In most cases, that’s all that’s needed. But the Saint needs to train in order to be able to do that, and this isn’t the capital, so there aren’t any shrines around. We can’t do it here,” Lector said vexingly.
I see. A Saint who was raised in the capital can deliver their skill from the capital shrine to the destination?
It’s a good system since you can save on travel time and respond immediately. I don’t understand how it works though…
But eeh, you can do that? Genuine Saints are amazing.
“The Grunge people are nomadic, so they don’t have shrines either.”
So, the Saint will have to go there in person.
“When will it snow? Will it fall soon?”
It was supposed to be a snowy day when the General died in the game.
“Garwin’s birds said it won’t snow for two or three weeks?”
Father, when did you get that information? I thought.
“I had tea with Garwin the other day, fuofuofuo~. His familiars know all kinds of rumours, so it’s a lot of fun.”
I’ve noticed that Father has been stopping all kinds of people around the fortress lately and inviting them to tea. He’s always around delicious sweets and tea.
“But no matter how quickly they prepare it, the ordination will take a month, and it’ll be dangerous to ride in a carriage when it snows,” Lector said. He was worried about me.
If anything, I think the odds of you nearly dying again are higher than me getting into a carriage accident…
Does he know that his death flag is still active?
You almost died the other day, didn’t you?
I don’t want to go. I want to save this person. That’s all I want to do.
Is my ability to save him making me walk down the path of a ‘Saint’?
The situation was driving me to save many people.
And there is a part of me that wants to save as many people as I can.
There are people in difficult situations who need to rely on the Saint. There are people who are asking for help.
This must be true since the nation is officially requesting for me.
What should I do?
“I wonder if I can ask them to push back the ordination ceremony and just rush to where I’m needed.”
That would probably save me time. After all, this place is much closer to the border than it is to the palace.
I wanted to do my best to ‘help’.
Besides, I don’t want to go to a scary place like the palace. Huh, my thoughts leaked out. Hahaha.
Anyway, I want to come back here before it snows, and I want to stay here when it snows, no matter what. I have to stay here!
“Well, can we manage to go there and back? Lek can tell the palace that the Saint wants to save as many people as possible, or something like that. And you can make some excuse and postpone the ordination ceremony some more when she gets back. I’m sure the palace won’t complain too much even if the ceremony is postponed as long as the Saint does her job. The birds said it won’t snow for two to three weeks. I’m sure their senses are better than ours.”
Since the birds predicted that it would snow in two to three weeks, it won’t snow in exactly two weeks, and I’m sure the first day of snow wasn’t when Lector was in danger either. There’s no way, right?