The Support Magician Who Was Kicked Out of The Hero Party Will Begin His Adventure - Volume 4 Chapter 12
- The Support Magician Who Was Kicked Out of The Hero Party Will Begin His Adventure
- Volume 4 Chapter 12 - Request For Re-Investigation
Chapter 12 – Request For Re-Investigation
Actually, when Eto asked the slave firm to release Kohaku from slavery, he also wrote another request in the letter. It is a request for a re-investigation regarding the event that made Sorano a criminal slave.
Since the time he first met Sorano, Eto knew she wasn’t the kind of person who can easily lie for her own benefit. Besides, he also believes that there is no way Sorano would hurt someone for no reason. That is why, Eto wanted to prove Sorano’s innocence by requesting a re-investigation regarding that matter.
“Tamara-san, honestly, I’m not used to this kind of thing. I will pay the cooperation fee and investigation fee to Tamara-san, so can you please teach me how to do this?”
Saying that, Eto bowed his head.
“No, please, Eto-sama, I can’t let the Hero of the kingdom bow his head to me. Truth to be told, we also have some thoughts regarding Sorano-san’s case. However, the ones involved in the case were a powerful noble called Margrave Erven, and a slave trader who happens to be his protégé. Eto-sama might receive a strong backlash if you try to mingle in their matters half-heartedly. But if Eto-sama still wants to proceed with the re-investigation, please let us cooperate.”
Tamara looked at Eto with a determined expression.
“Thank you very much.”
Eto shook hands with Tamara. And he vowed to find the mastermind who unreasonably made Sorano a slave.
Besides those hired by the Tamara Slave Firm, Eto thought it would be desirable to talk to the Adventurer’s Guild and the Merchant’s Guild regarding this request. Although consulting this matter to the guild would increase the risk of information leaks, it could also make them less prone to getting crushed by the nobles. Moreover, this time it was a request from the Hero of the kingdom who resolved the stampede. Thus, Eto judged that there aren’t many people who would flatly reject Eto’s request.
Later, Eto made an appointment with the Guild Master Sidrake in the Adventurer’s Guild. And after Eto explained Sorano’s circumstances to him and asked for his cooperation, Sidrake told Eto that he will introduce someone who excels in such investigations. After that, Eto promised to come back to the guild two days later, and returned to the inn.
As soon as he returned, a message from Tamara had arrived at the inn. Apparently, Tamara has met with the Guild Master of the Merchant’s Guild and succeeded in gaining his cooperation. Fortunately, those who they needed the cooperation of were supportive of Eto. With this, Eto felt their fight had begun.
Two days later, Eto’s party, Tamara, and the Guild Master Sidrake gathered at the Adventurer’s Guild’s meeting room. It seems Tamara and Sidrake already talked about this re-investigation request before gathering here. Eto then asked them to confirm the risk, the flow of the investigation, and the fees to the two. And once all the agreements were completed, Sidrake left the meeting room and brought back a man and a woman.
Sidrake then introduces them as the investigators who would take the request. The man introduced himself as Narl and the woman introduced herself as Nii, which probably were just aliases, and they didn’t seem to try to hide it. And after telling them to contact Eto as soon as there is progress, they disband.
“Somehow, it became a big matter…”
On the way back to the inn, Sorano muttered with an apologetic look on her face.
“It is natural. It’s about Sorano, after all. I hope they can find the truth.”
When Kohaku said that, Eto and Amou nodded.
“Sorry… No, thank you, everyone.”
Sorano stopped and turned to Eto and the two, and thanked them.
That night, Sorano wrote a letter to her village, explaining the situation in detail. Until now, Sorano hasn’t written a single letter to her village, thinking nothing would change even if she wrote one as a slave. However, Tamara and Sidrake told her that when the investigation started, they needed the opinion of a third party who remembered the event. Hence, Eto wrote her first letter since leaving the Elven village, explaining about the re-investigation and her recent status with Eto and the two.