“Captain Rahal! There are several carriages and adventurers ahead!” Soldier
“Is it a merchant caravan?” Rahal
I don’t have the time to deal with merchants right now. Two days have passed
since the master’s son was expected to return to the territory. There have
been rumors of a bandit group in the area, but an investigation had been
stalled due to lack of manpower. The territory’s army was busy with an outbreak
of monsters and was unable to patrol the main road.
I never expected the bandits would send a letter to the Marquis. A ransom letter
was delivered to the Marquis by a merchant. It seems the merchant had been robbed
of all his goods, but was allowed to leave with his life in exchange for delivering
“If they are just merchants, ignore them!” Rahal ordered
“Oh, it seems they’ve raised a flag! They’re part of the Kingdom Army!” Soldier
“Send the lead cavalryman to check on them!” Rahal
“Ha, understood!” Soldier
I spot a cavalry heading over.
“Are you the Kingdom Army? I’m a cavalryman of the Rahal unit under Marquis Dixon,
Letterman! I wish to talk with the commander of the unit!” Letterman
I move over.
“I’m Second Lieutenant Patrick Riggsby of the First Army of the Kingdom. I’m in
command of this company!” Pat
The short, red-haired and blue-eyed man who named himself as Letterman dismounts his
“Second Lieutenant Riggsby, for what purpose is your unit deployed?” Letterman
“Under military orders, I was undergoing clearing of dangerous monsters and
bandits from the highway, but located a son of Marquis Dixon while clearing a
bandit hideout. I was taking him and his escorts back to safety, when I encountered
your force.” Pat
“Are you serious?!” Letterman
“Let me take you to them, please follow me!” Pat
I take the cavalryman over to the carriage where the three people were
“Letterman, here they are!” Pat responds as he pulls back the carriage
“Letterman! All three of us are safe!” Kevin Dixon smiles
“Oh! Kevin! Carlos and Mark! I’ll report this to the captain immediately!
Second Lieutenant Riggsby! Please excuse me to report this to my captain and the
unit, I’ll be right back.” Letterman requests with a short bow to Patrick
“Understood, Letterman.” Pat
Letterman hurriedly mounted his horse and rode back to his unit.