Volume 1: Chapter 031: Makia Meets Maydea’s Venomous Snake
Translated by Zzonkedd
Edited by Gumihou
A well-dressed young man is standing right behind me.
Somehow, he manages to get behind me without making a sound. The guy looks kind of shady with his silver chain monocle and a thin pipe extending from his lips.
Strong smelling smoke wafts from the pipe, rising up to the church’s high ceilings.  The fact that I had not detected him coming up behind me even with him smoking something strong is kind of concerning.
 Let’s play the ignorant little girl card, “… erm, who are you, uncle?”
“Ehh~ come now, who’s an uncle? I might be considered mature and sophisticated, but I’m still quite young, you know?”
The man’s eyes squint into narrow slits as he looks down at me. Apparently, he really did not like being called an ‘uncle.
To be fair, he has a fairly young appearance. However, his rather self-important attitude makes him appear older.
“Sorry for the wait, Lord Medite. That’s right, regarding next year’s Holy Festival…”
Fortunately, a soft voice breaks the awkward situation. A bishop hurries out from one of the back rooms in the church. He looks like a kind old gentleman in his white robes.
When the bishop spots me, he looks quite surprised.
“Oh my, aren’t you Count Odille’s daughter?”
I am a little worried about being recognized. I’m pretty sure I don’t know this bishop, even though he feels kind of familiar.
“Hoho, you don’t remember? We have met before. You visited us once with the count. You are Young Lady Makia, aren’t you? Have you come to visit us along with Count Odille?”
This is bad, extremely bad.
If I say ‘yes’, rumours about father visiting a church would be spread. If I say ‘no’, father might find out that I’m in Karted.
What should I do?
“Oh, the Count Odille you speak of, is he that countryside noble from Delia Fields?”
Surely there is no need to emphasize the word ‘countryside’, Lord Medite?
From the way he speaks and his appearance, this Lord Medite appears to be of a much higher social status than my family.
The pipe is luxuriously and beautifully decorated, befitting a wealthy nobleman.
The man’s shady behaviour reminds me of Duke of Beigrates.  Moreover, the pipe is engraved with a creature. Instead of a hawk like the duke’s cane, a sinister looking snake wound around it.
“…Well , let us speak of the Holy Festival. I do believe it’s fine to proceed as usual.”
“Very well, it shall be done.”
The Holy Festival mentioned by these two men is the annual spring festival. A sacred day of Vabilophos.
I supposed it is similar to Earth’s Christmas.
“Young lady, have you participated in the Holy Festival in the Holy Nation of Vabel?”
“…no, I haven’t.”
“Is that so? You should really pay a visit. The gods of Vabilophos might even look upon you favourably.”
I did not miss the moment when his eyes move behind the monocle. There is that slightest sense of magical power…
No, the scent goes beyond ordinary magic…
There has to be something inside that pipe…
“What’s your name, uncle?”
“Oh my, young lady. Have I not introduced myself? Well, I am Urbanus Medite. As for the young lady?”
“I’m… Makia Odille.”
I say with a wide grin, even as Lord Medite stares down at me.
The moment I receive his name, I immediately acquire information about this person.
“Oh my, got to go now. No rest for a busy nobleman.”
“Lord Medite, this is holy ground. Please stop smoking.”
“Ah, yes, yes.”
Lord Medite flaps his hand a little impatiently at the bishop. Even as he acts immaturely, I know.
I know that deep within this man, dwells an insane amount of magical power.
“Well, all jokes aside… By the Will of Vabilophos.”
“Yes, Lord Medite. By the Will of Vabilophos.”  I reply.
After that little exchange, Lord Medite leaves the church.
As he left, he glances back from the corner of his eyes at me. I can see the corner of his lips edging up into a grin. To maintain my little girl act, I wave at him and yell, “Bye uncle!”
To be honest, my heart is racing hard.
It has been a long time since my heart rate has gone up this much.
That’s because he is the first person I encountered in the new Maydea with such a high level of MP. I managed to glean a lot of information from this man’s name, Urbanus Madite.
The young head of the Medite family, one of Ruskia’s great noble families.
Their family crest is the snake. Their existence rules over the poisons of Miradreed. A family of poison mages.
[Gumihou: Okay, the plot thickens]
 Filling in the ‘Unspoken’. Often, when it comes to Japanese novels, the translation might feel a bit lacking since the author deliberately choose to use fewer words and let the reader fill in the blanks through a preset cultural understanding.
If the missing info looks too sparse, Gumi will fill in some of the blanks. This is not to imply that the writer’s craft is lacking, but we do have a cultural gap. Gumi will try to fill in these gaps unobtrusively.
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