On the other hand, Jin was being guided through the Shouro empire’s castle on the day Laojun healed Lishia and Pascaud.
The guide was Reinhart and… another person.
“Jin, our library is so good that I am sure it is not inferior to any other countries.”
It was Gelhart Hilde Fon Rubis Shouro, the empress. She had already started calling Jin by his name. What a frank empress.
As her majesty the empress was accompanying them, they had a free pass to anywhere.
The guards also bowed and cleared the way.
He also had a look at the deepest layers of the library, the document treasury, which is normally strictly guarded.
“Yes, please go in. I have work now so I can’t stay any longer but, hmm, let’s see, I will come back by noon. So let’s have lunch together.”
Saying that, the empress left the treasury without even waiting for Jin’s reply.
“Jin, you look like you want to say something.”
Reinhart asked first. Jin replied,
“Yeah. I never thought her majesty herself would be acting as the guide…”
“Haha, that’s just the type of person she is.”
“Even still, while I am happy being trusted this much being a foreigner, is it really okay being that lax? –is what I also feel.”
Jin himself didn’t have any ill will but if she acts like this to other people as well then it is very dangerous. After all, there’s also the probability of a spy or an assassin blending in.
As Jin said that, Reinhart shook his head.
“There’s not much to worry about that. Because, her majesty sees the true nature of the people she talks to.”
Jin was surprised. If she has such an ability, won’t she be the best as a ruler?
“No, it’s just based upon speculation.”
Reinhart added a comment.
That might be true. I mean, if she had, she wouldn’t just tell that she has such an ability to anyone like that.
“It’s just that, it’s also true that the empress’ judgement on anyone uptil now hasn’t been wrong.”
Translations by AsianHobbyist Website
There are certainly people out there who have an eye for people. Is it an ability which multiplies that by tens or hundreds? It might also be more appropriate to call it a psychic ability rather than magic if it really does exist.
But it seems like it is different from reading a person’s true feelings, Reinhart added. Jin was a bit relieved hearing that.
After all, it would be hard to bear that she read him thinking that she looked like his orphanage’s director. And more importantly, he wondered about what would happen if she knew Jin’s origin is from another world.
At this time, only Reinhart and Elsa know about it.
“Although I do somewhat feel like I can trust her…”
Whether that was Jin’s intuition or if it was because the empress looked like his orphanage’s director, Jin didn’t yet know.
“Father, we have limited time. You need to read what you want to quick.”
Jin returned to himself hearing Reiko’s voice.
“Ah, yes, you’re right. Then I will read up.”
Saying that, Jin started scouring through the bookshelves.
“There’s also records of previous wars, eh?”
“Yeah. Even this country had its fair of internal struggle. It also seems it had quite a lot of it.”
As a Shouro empire citizen, Reinhart also has knowledge about its history.
Jin didn’t have much interest in it but he requested Reiko to read them. Reiko can read upto 10 times faster than Jin and send the data over to Laojun for recording.
He also had Reiko read up on other topics such as particular products made in each areas and books about plants or animals.
And about the book Jin was looking for,
About the story he heard from Reinhart long ago in Kunlun island.
“Mm? ……Ah, that. I told you about it before, haven’t I?”
That was the book which had details about the beginning of the world. In other words, a folklore.
A folklore about how there’s another world on the other side of the sun and that’s where the ancestors came from.
He hadn’t met a storyteller like that in Serroa kingdom so he was looking forward to finding some records like this here.
“Let’s see now…… Hmmm……”
There weren’t more than a few pages of records there and the contents weren’t as detailed either.
Translations by AsianHobbyist Website
Just that there’s a world on the exact opposite side of the sun and that that world is much more bigger than this one.
And that chosen human ancestors came to this world on a soaring ship. All this was written simply there.
The only extra detail he found here was that that world is much bigger and that they came on soaring ship.
On the Earth, the stories are more of there being a Creator or giants who created the world. Here, it says people came from another world.
Jin thought that it had more authenticity in a sense. If so, then spaceship… the ‘soaring ship’ might have also existed in the past.
Jin was thinking of such a possibility when Reiko pulled on his sleeves to bring him back to reality.