The Undetectable Strongest Job: Rule Breaker Chapter 26

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Chapter 26

ranslator: Kell Editor: Weasalopes

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Movement from the Royal Capital

「It’s okay, Hikaru . You don’t have to worry about it . 」

「I know . I’m doing this for myself . 」

Indeed . Not for the knight, not for anyone – but only for himself . The knight got what he deserved . Hikaru made a promise not to kill anyone when saving Lavia . What happened afterwards was none of his concern . The one he made the promise to was even saying he didn’t have to worry about it . And yet…

「I just don’t want to regret anything . No, that’s not it . I just can’t stomach what they’re doing . 」

「What do you mean?」

「I spared the guy’s life, and now these people, who have nothing to do with the case, are going to kill him . I’m just p.i.s.sed at how they run things around here . 」

Lavia heaved a sigh .

「You’re too confident in yourself, you know that?」

「Does that turn you off?」

「No . That’s part of your personality as well . If you really insist, then you can do whatever you want . But promise me you won’t push yourself and do anything dangerous . 」

「I promise . 」

Hikaru escorted Lavia back to their room before heading to the knights’ station . He a.s.sumed the Morgstad residence was vacated by now, and he was right . The investigator from the capital and the knights, including East, were at the station . Although the word “station” didn’t quite fit since the place was just as grand as the Count’s mansion .

「Is he an idiot?」

In a room were three people . A man wearing a coat with blue and white stripes – the trademark of an investigator . His hair was cut short overall, with the top forming a tomahawk . He gave a sharp vibe to those around him . Sitting across him were two knights – East’s colleagues .

「Here’s your tea . 」

「Thank you . 」

A maid entered the room, pus.h.i.+ng a cart . Working this late at night dried one’s throat, and the investigator liked to drink hot tea even during summer . He waited for the maid to leave before speaking .

「So he’s the second son of a baron . 」

「Yes . Though they’re sanctioned n.o.bles only . 」

n.o.blemen with no domain were called sanctioned n.o.bles . There was a law in Ponsonia which stated that only n.o.bles could hold regular positions in the government . In order then to appoint competent individuals as civil servants, a system was made to grant only n.o.ble status to the people without giving them land .

To those skilled men, having a n.o.ble status was appealing . It wasn’t limited to one generation, and the annual salary was fixed regardless of whether or not one had a domain .

This posed a problem, however . If not properly managed, the number of n.o.bles would just keep on increasing . As such, n.o.bles with domains were encouraged to absorb sanctioned n.o.bles through marriage .

「His father was not a member of the Order of Knights . The doc.u.ments say he worked in the taxation department and was essentially the number two in-charge of national tax collection . 」the investigator said .

「I heard his father is a strict man . He quickly learned that East was not good at numbers, so he made him join the Order as a knight . 」

「How is he at his job?」

「He’s incredible . No one else trains as hard as him . 」

「There’s no point in training hard if he’s just going to lose against a bandit . 」

「That’s what’s bothering me . I can’t believe that East would lose to a bandit . 」

「He says a kid defeated him . 」

The knight groaned while the other one – the skirt chaser – cut in .

「Maybe there’s something preventing him from telling the truth . 」

「I think we can rule out that possibility . I used a magical lie detector, and it didn’t react . He professed what he himself believed to be true . 」

「In that case, maybe he was tricked . All the bandit had to do was make East believe something to be true . 」

「That is indeed possible . 」

The two knights relaxed as soon as they realized the investigator was not being harsh on East .

「Please don’t get the wrong idea . My job is simply to bring the truth to light; not to protect the honor of the Order . 」

「We understand . Right?」

「Yeah . 」

「I’m glad you do . Anyway, I want to ask you a few questions regarding the murder of Count Morgstad . 」the investigator said, flipping through his notes . 「An sneaked in through the balcony at night, killed the Count, then escaped . The murder weapon used was a dagger that had its inscription destroyed, and with a blade length of thirty-two centimeters . It was left on the crime scene . Upon hearing the alarm, you and East rushed to the scene to find the Count’s daughter, Lavia D . Morgstad, already there, and the Count dead . Is this correct?」

「Yes, Sir . 」

「In that case, the daughter was the first to discover the crime . So there was nothing wrong with her being sent to the royal capital as a suspect . 」

「Yes, I suppose . But that girl didn’t kill him . 」

「Why do you think so?」

「There would be blood on the killer if they used a dagger . But her clothes didn’t have a drop of blood on them . 」

「Let me ask you this, then . How long did it take for you to get to the Count’s room after you heard the alarm?」

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The two men looked at each other, though it was only the other guy who was on duty that night .

「Less than a minute I think . 」

「That’s pretty much how long it would take no matter where you were in the mansion . 」the lady-killer knight agreed .

「Let us a.s.sume that the came from outside . It was raining that night and the door to the balcony was closed . The Count noticed when it was opened . He then pressed the alarm . The got close and killed him . Before you arrived, the daughter opened the door to his room but the killer had already escaped . 」


The knight seemed to have noticed something odd .

「Lady Lavia said she didn’t see the killer…」

「Yes . That’s in the report as well . So that would mean the managed to kill someone who would clearly fight back, and then somehow escape in an extremely short amount of time, which I think, is impossible . Or are you saying that the killer got close without the Count noticing? He would hear the sound of rain if the door to the balcony was opened . Besides, there wasn’t much signs of resistance from the Count . He also had magic items on him that would’ve protected him if he just said the words . 」

「That type of item can’t be activated when someone’s extremely close . 」

「Exactly . It’s strange that the killer got close enough that he couldn’t activate it . 」

「Ah, I see . 」

「In other words, the Count let the killer get that close . The culprit didn’t come from the window . If we take all this into account, there’s really only one person who the Count would let close to him . His own daughter . 」

The men exchanged glances once again .

「Your face says there are odd points in my reasoning . 」

「No, it makes sense logically . But something’s just not right . 」

「I agree with him, Sir . Yes, normally a parent would allow their child to get close to them . But normally a daughter wouldn’t kill her own parents . Especially not someone as pretty as her…」

「Her looks doesn’t have to do with anything, you idiot . I’m sorry, Sir . Anyway, we were not exactly close with the Count and our bodyguard mission was only for a day . But even a day was enough for us to realize something . 」

「What is it?」the investigator asked, his eyes lighting up .

「The Count was wary of his own daughter . 」


「Apparently Lady Lavia had been kept inside that mansion for years and she wasn’t allowed to go outside . 」

「So she was on house arrest? That could be taken as a motive for the murder . 」

「Yes, but this also means that the Count wouldn’t let her daughter get close that easily . So it completely contradicts the reasoning that the killer is someone close to the victim . 」

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「I see . That is a great point . 」

「But you’re not even taking notes of it . 」

「Yes . 」the investigator said as he closed his notes .

「Since she escaped, I am almost certain that the daughter is the killer . I’ve received instructions from the royal capital through magic phone to find any clue that might help in finding her . 」

「Magic phone… How much did you pay for it?」

A magic phone was a magic communication device installed in every lord’s mansion . It required ma.s.sive amounts of magic and catalyst to operate, so it was only used during emergencies . One call cost a lot of money . There were no lords in Pond so the device was installed in the knights’ station instead . The fact that it was used meant that the matter was of utmost importance . After all, a horse could make it to Pond in four hours .

「Forgive me, Sir, but I think it’s a bit late to be all worked up now when she’s already escaped . I actually believe those adventurers are the suspicious ones . 」

「East thought so too, right?」

「Yes . 」

「I think his name will be cleared if it’s proven that the adventurers were working with the bandit . 」

「You’re right! Then we should—」

「We’re already on it . This is confidential information, but special forces have been dispatched to the adventurers who escorted the daughter of the Count . 」

For a brief moment, the two knights was at a loss for words .

「S-Special forces? They’re people who fight in the frontlines of war, right?」

「The targets are adventurers, after all . Who knows what they’re going to do? Adventurers don’t really care about authority . 」

「Isn’t this going too far, though?」

「Listen . 」the investigator said, tapping his finger on the table . 「His Majesty has his eyes on this case . I need to wrap up my investigation as soon as possible and give my report at the royal capital . I’m leaving Pond tomorrow morning so I need to gather all the necessary information before then . 」


「I-I see…」

They both flinched .

「East’s sentence will depend on what I’ve gathered . Are the adventurers and bandit working together? Did Lady Lavia really kill the Count? If an really did come from outside, you’ll receive the death penalty as well . 」


The knight who was with East on the night of the murder turned pale as a sheet .

「Anything but that! I have a wife and kids!」

「I will not be the one to make the decision . There are a few things that are not clear in your testimonies . I feel there are contradictions . Please allow me to use a lie detector on you to find out if what you’re saying is true . As you two are not suspects, I cannot use it without your permission . 」

「All right . You okay with that, right?」

「Yeah . 」

The investigator took out something that looked like a gla.s.s pen and placed it on the table . It was a device that contained magic to detect lies .

The three men didn’t notice someone was watching the whole ordeal . Hikaru, who had snuck in with the maid’s tea cart, listened to their whole discussion until it was over .

The next morning .
The guild opened just after sunrise . During winter, the place would have to be opened while it was still dark out, so most receptionists hated this morning task . But Aurora was different . She opened the guild without much concern . In fact, she liked working in the morning best since not a lot of adventurers were around yet .

「Oh . 」

A boy entered as soon as the guild opened . There were no adventurers around, so Aurora talked to him .

「Do you have a request for the guild?」

She thought he was a client as he looked too young to be an adventurer .

「No, I came here to take a request . 」the boy said, showing his guild card .

「Oh, I see . I’m sorry, um… Hikaru-san . It’s just that I haven’t seen you before . 」

「It’s fine . I’ve only ever taken jobs from Jill-san and Glorisan . 」

Aurora was surprised upon hearing that he’d already taken requests from her other colleagues .

「So anyway, you are?」

「I’m Aurora . I look forward to working with you . 」Aurora said, bowing .

「I do as well . 」

Hikaru bowed in return . The way he did so made it appear like he was really just a kid .

「I’m looking for a request, Aurorsan . 」

「What kind?」

The boy flashed a smile .

「Something like a delivery to the royal capital . I wanted to see the place at least once . 」

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