Dianeia was liberated from the golem’s thick arms and collapsed in front of the tree stump.
「Uuuu….that was awful…」
「That’s what happens when you try to let yourself in the backdoor. Anyways…What’s up halfnaked-hime?」
「Even though the one that made me half naked was your golem…..!」
Dianeia said as she looked at me reproachfully. She then proceeded to fix her appearance.
Then, after she had put her equipment back on and wiped the tears from her eyes, she started to speak.
「I was conducting an inspection of this area.」
「An inspection? What happened?」
「Though the dungeon hyperactivity stopped, there is no reason to let down our guards…or so I was thinking. It’s a matter of public safety.」
Public safety huh?
Prussia seems like it gets attacked by monsters quite often, so I understand their caution. Still, this princess is a serious girl as always.
「But why were you walking around there? Did some kind of dangerous monster appear?」
「No, that’s not it. It’s just that the Rabbit race has a stronghold set up in that direction and it’s a bit suspicious, so went to take a look.」
If I remember correctly they’re the ones that split this territory with the wolf people. They’re name should be…Combat Rabbits or something like tha
I’ve never met them before though…
I don’t know why they don’t meet up with them. When I asked to go meet with the rabbits, the wolf people said,
《If you meet the rabbit people, Our King’s wife might end up in a bad way…》
Or so they said some nonsense or other. I wonder what they meant.
「At any rate, what’s going on with them?」
「I received a report from the leader of the wolf people. They seemed to be abandoning their villages. When I went to check it out, I discovered that they were indeed abandoned.」
「Something bad must have happened to drive all those combat rabbits out right?」
Dianeia paused for a few seconds after she heard what I said. She seemed to be struggling to figure out how to say something.
「Ummm, do you know the special traits of the combat rabbits Daichi-dono?」
「I’ve never met them before, so how should I know?」
「I see. Ummm, the combat rabbits true name is Night Bunny ok? …..Umm at times they suck out men’s…energy. Those women are the type who recover magic power from sexual desire.」
What? What did she just say?
「…..Night Bunny? How’d they end up with the name combat rabbits then?」
「There are three reasons they received that name. One is in consideration of children. Two is that they are actually strong in a fight. They can usually handle 2 or 3 regular adventurers easily. —-and the final reason is…..the men in town say that their 《Night Fighting Strength》 is used on the men’s ‘roots’ to recover their magic. The title is to express how fearsome their 《Night Fighting Strength》is…」
Hmmm…it seems like fighting strength is taking on a bit of a strange meaning here.
Umm…how should I put it…I kinda want to meet them at least once…for various reasons.
「….Daichi-dono? Your face looks kind of weird right now?」
「It’s your imagination. So, where are those combat rabbits now?」
I’m not really so sure about calling them Night Bunny…so I’ll stick with combat rabbit.
「Well while I was searching for them I ended up here. Because of their nature…of taking energy, I wanted to catch some and ask them what was going on…..I followed their tracks but still can’t find them…I don’t know what else to do…」
As Dianeia continued to talk,
「nee, are those bunnies, these guys?」
Hesty called out to her.
She was poking at the passed-out monsters in the outer circumference of the garden but,
「Were they, mistaken for, monsters because they attacked?」
Among the monsters there were women with rabbit ears and tails.
「Oh for real?」
Their eyes were spinning as they laid there completely unconscious.
「….how should I put this…you work quickly Daichi-dono.」
「Well, I didn’t originally intend to make quick work of them though…」
Be that as it may, they had come to attack me.
It seems like I’ll have to have a little talk with them.