The conversation began when Kang Seol sat down on the guest sofa in the reception room.
“I suddenly feel nervous as I unintentionally serve someone who is making a name for himself around here.”
“It’s okay if you don’t pay that much attention. “It’s my fault for suddenly coming to you without contacting me.”
“But a customer is a customer.”
Kang Seol had to concentrate so as not to miss the flow of the conversation.
This is because he created nearly ten crows and searched the grounds of the Gatif family mansion, leaving the main body separate.
Kangseol looked at the cats leisurely basking in the sun in the reception room.
At first glance, there seemed to be more than 5 cats, which seemed to be Seris’s cats.
Seris Gatif said after seeing that Snowfall’s eyes were on the cat.
“Are you uncomfortable?”
“These are the children I give affection to.”
“Oh, it’s okay.”
“Still, I’m sorry. Some of you who came here for the first time felt uncomfortable.”
Kang Seol took a look around at the colorful cats.
‘… The cats also faintly smell like before. ‘Is it because of that woman?’
The doubts quickly disappeared.
I didn’t come here because of the cat.
Crows were opening and closing the doors of the mansion with their beaks and feet. The information they confirmed continued to pour into Kangseol’s head and was shaped like a map.
– Tsk tsk… Your mind is focused on other things rather than the conversation.
‘If you know, will you please be quiet?’
– That woman probably has no idea that you are doing this behind the scenes.
As Ur said, Seris Gatif petted the cat without showing much emotion to Kangseol.
“Yes, yes… Ah, but what was the reason for the commotion at the front gate earlier?”
Simply put, why do you come to someone else’s mansion and make a fuss?
Since it is the guest’s duty to clearly state the reason for their visit, Kang Seol told the truth.
“Did a man named Cho Gyeong-taek come here yesterday?”
I knew that Kyung-taek Cho was active under his real name.
There have already been quite a few cases of people with strange nicknames working under their real names.
“yes that’s right. “I treated you to a meal to reward you for successfully completing a previous request.”
There was no way Seris Gatif would tell me straight. Kang Seol turned his attention away from her and was directly looking for traces of Kyung Taek.
A response came from the crow sent to the annex instead of the main building of the mansion.
‘… Is it that way?’
Since Kang Seol could not find anything suspicious in the main building, he directed all the crows to the annex.
As the crows crossed the mansion’s garden, the garden manager tilted his head.
“What kind of crows are like that…”
said Seris Gatif, who was completely unaware of the great migration of crows.
“He finished his meal and stayed for a while before leaving in the afternoon. “I prepared a bed for you just in case, but you refused.”
Kang Seol’s eyes stared at her precisely.
“I understand that Kyung-taek Cho was not the only one who expressed gratitude for what happened at that time.”
Seris Gatif was silent for a moment before answering.
“Ah… you are talking about your companions. Sure. I have memories of serving them many times. He said the girl’s snacks were delicious. “I was so excited that I asked to hang out often.”
Her eyes turned to the table.
The cookies on the table had not shrunk at all except that she had touched them a little.
“…Why don’t you try the snacks I made?”
“Because I don’t like sweets.”
“I didn’t come here as a guest.”
At first glance, it was a scene where one could feel that Kang Seol was threatening her.
However, since the people who were said to be going here have disappeared, we must look at it differently.
Gatif Seris let out a long sigh.
“Haa… Snowman, you have a connection with Count Brispin from a while ago, right?”
Why is this story suddenly being brought up?
“The girl also has a close relationship with Count Brispin. “It would be troubling for you to suddenly come and create such a fuss over something so personal.”
“… That’s what I heard.”
Kang Seol pretended to agree and looked closely at the back of Seris Gatif’s hand.
– Black rose tattoo on the back of the hand. Neutral voice and not very tall. The smell of medicine coming from the body. I remember them all. I left that person’s scent in the letter.
‘No. ‘Rose tattoo.’
Wasn’t Seris Gatif the one who sent Malachus into hell?
Was it simply a coincidence that Jo Kyung-taek stopped by here and then disappeared, and was the scent left behind by Malachus coincidentally similar to Seris’ scent?
‘No, there’s something.’
A white cat jumped into Cerise’s lap.
It let out a cry full of cat-like coquetry and rubbed its face into Seris’s arms.
Then the cat purred and stared at the snowfall.
Those emerald eyes seemed to be urging Kang Seol to go back quickly and not bother Seris.
Seris calmly soothed the cat.
“Yes, I understand. okay.”
While the cat was attracting Seris’ attention, good news arrived for Kangseol.
‘… I found it!’
The crows found secret traces in the annex.
Snowfall suddenly occurred.
“sorry. “I guess there was a mistake.”
“I understand. You must have been wondering if something happened to someone you were close to. “I would have done the same.”
“Thank you for the hospitality.”
“you’re welcome. “Juri, I will take you to the front door.”
“Yes, this way.”
Seris Gatif sighed as Snowfall obediently followed her employee back.
“Phew… I’m gone.”
“It’s okay now.”
Who on earth is she talking to?
But right then.
The cat she was holding jumped down and began to change shape.
Just in human form.
“Hnyaaaa… I hate it, I hate it. “I’m under suspicion.”
“There are many ways to mess with a person like that…” The
only traces of a human being being a cat remained in the twitchy tail, pricked ears, and torn eyes.
The cat that Seris was holding was a beastman woman.
“In many ways?”
“Ceris… don’t be presumptuous. “I, your master, decide everything.”
“And my will is the same as their will. I’ve been dealing with them for a long time. Do you know what this means?”
“If you go against it… the only thing that awaits you is death.”
The beastman woman grabbed Cerise’s chin and said.
“Why do you do this when you know so well? “It makes me want to scratch my face.”
“I’m sorry… but that man seemed suspicious…”
The beastman woman had a black rose tattooed on the back of her hand.
“It’s okay, your acting was pretty good, so you probably won’t come here for a while. “Maybe it’s because you inherited your mother’s blood, but you’re good at deceiving others.”
“… It’s not like the author noticed, right?”
“It’s related to the disappearance of former prisoners. “We already have quite a lot of transferees…”
“Aha… You’re too scared. No need to worry. He went back, so I’m suspicious, but there’s no better way, right? Even if you have doubts that are close to certainty, is there any other way than to come here and teach you? “If you think about where my younger brother is… If you act like that, you will think that your younger brother’s safety is in danger.”
“You just have to do as I say. Keep attracting decent transferors into your web. “Just like your mother hunted wandering adventurers in the past.”
Seris Gatif nodded but trembled. The reason was not because I was afraid of the woman in front of me.
“Yes… but I’m so anxious. “His reputation and his eyes… were very unpleasant.”
“Well, it’s just one person. Humans can’t do anything alone. Would he even climb the wall of the Gatif family, a prominent family in the Timbrians?”
* * *
At that time, the snowfall was circling around the Gatif family mansion, passing the gatekeeper who regarded him dearly.
Snowfall looked around and made a decision.
“Hmm… let’s climb over the wall.”
– That won’t work. Since we have no choice, let’s commit a crime.
– The sound of heartbreak can be heard up to here!
– ??? : Tsk tsk tsk… Your corruption is imminent.
This absurd claim was supported by his powerful summon, Ur.
– Sigh… It’s stupid, but it’s the fastest way. There is no visible barrier or alarm magic. Even if it had been there anyway, this body would have taken care of it, so it didn’t matter. So sloppy… Are you trusting the mansion’s clumsy guards?
A choice occurred to Kang Seol.
[You get the feeling that Seris Gatif is connected to Malachus. However, you can’t do anything with just your heart. What would you do?]
1. Go back to the gatekeeper and get his attention.
2. Search Gatif Street with Count Brispin.
3. Wait for night to fall and sneak into the mansion.
4. Collect rumors about the Gatif family.
Snowfall, who thought waiting for night to fall was a waste of time, summoned a crow to check over the wall and then jumped over the high wall with superhuman-like movements.
Even though there was such movement, the sound that was heard was at most the sound of grass fluttering in the wind.
He headed to the annex to avoid the eyes of the mansion guards.
‘Who doesn’t normally live there?’
Perhaps it was for guests, but there was no sign of popularity inside.
The passage through which the crows came and went was so narrow that Snow Seol could not enter.
In the end, he broke in by breaking a window in the most inconspicuous place.
Because I paid as much attention as possible, only a very small noise came out.
Snowfall, which had sneaked into the mansion, quickly reached the door that the crows had checked earlier.
A strange door placed prominently in the basement.
Even though it was a strange pattern, there was no way it wouldn’t make a loud noise if you tore open or broke a door like this.
‘… How do I lock it?’
– Hehehe… Open your eyes clearly and see.
Ur came out of the shadow space and placed his hand on the door.
“The true value of this body.”
[The sealed magic of Ur is activated.]
[Interpreting an unidentified magic.]
[Interpreting the magic.] [Magic
interpretation is complete.]
[Magic circle: Checking the guard dog . .]
[Magic circle: Checking for a sharpshooter.]
– Oh… He looks like a technician!
– Now, let’s go~
– Enter the players!
– So what exactly is Mado?
– So… I don’t know? Only Ur seems to know;
“Hmm… I didn’t think it was anything special, but it’s on a higher level than I thought. Yes, it almost makes me yawn. They probably believed in the locking magic of this place. It’s a spell that many people whine about all day long to dispel. But…”
[Magic swallowing activates.]
[Magic circle: Extinguishing the guard dog.]
[Magic circle: Extinguishing the deadly killer.] As
Ur’s enclosure moved up and down, the magic circle engraved on the door slowly disappeared. .
– I, the Spirit Man, took care of the magic circle, so don’t worry!
– Praise the opponent’s strength = Praise yourself for defeating that strong opponent
“For this body, a moment is enough.”
As Ur says this, he secretly notices Snowfall.
He looked like he was thirsty for something.
Kang Seol barely noticed and said something.
“… That’s amazing.”
“Hehehe… Don’t get too excited. “This is something that would be embarrassing as a mage.”
“I get it.”
“Why are you doing that?”
– Is it over?
– Stop praising~!
– A man without empty words!
– A sweet-eyed man who always listens to the other person’s requests!
In fact, Kang Seol was secretly admiring the usefulness of Ur.
Jamard and the twin knights were definitely helpful, but in the past, when it came to magic, Kangseol had to solve it himself.
Although it has not been tested in combat yet, Ur is serving its purpose with just its knowledge and unique abilities.
When Kang Seol opened the door, a dark interior greeted him.
And a message indicating that the situation had changed also appeared in his field of vision.
[Additional information on the hidden adventure ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ has been obtained.]
[The conditions for the unexpected adventure are met.] [
The unexpected adventure ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ occurs.]
[This adventure is very dangerous.] [
This adventure is Because it is a chain adventure, you cannot select the next adventure.]
[Skip the rest.]
[Start the next adventure.]
Snowfall’s eyes stared into the darkness.