“Lain, are you ready?”

“Yes, no problem.
(Count Lunan Forseed).”

I get into the carriage as prompted by Count.

This horse carriage will be heading to the Royal Palace.
Furthermore, the royal palace shall be hosting my Engagement Announcement Party.
My engagement partner is Euphoresiolium People’s Holy Kingdom’s 3rd princess, (Lady Armilicia).

(In any case, anti-demon aristocrats sure do get preferential treatment.
Just by defeating the monsters coming from the “Demon Forest”)

“Demon Forest” is a place where monsters come into existence, and so humans cannot live there.
However the area near “Demon Forest” is dense with magic power so it’s very easy to grow crops there.

Humankind has made settlements very close to it as a result.
Most countries today have a border connected in one direction or the other with the “Demon Forest”.

Even the southern border of this country is connected to the “Demon Forest”.
The job of exterminating the monsters coming from the border falls upon us anti-demon aristocrats.

(Well, even though there were many such royals in the past, there’s only one existing today – me.)

Due to their responsibilities, anti-demon aristocrats almost never approached the center.
More accurately, since monsters rush out from the forest everyday, they couldn’t approach to center.

However, as a result of always hunting monsters in the “demon forest”, I fall under the ‘fairly strong’ category as an individual.
In order to control such an individual, This country has a tradition to find and marry off a member of the opposite sex, above the Count class, and closest in age, to the anti-demon aristocrat in question.

The one who’s birthday was closest to mine was the 3rd princess of the royal family.

She became my fiancée according to convention.
I do feel sorry for her, but it was decided upon a long ago so I hope she understands and gives up.

Finally after a long time, it was my 15th birthday today – the day when I become an adult just like every aristocrat before me.
It just happened to coincide with my engagement party.

“Don’t mess up today of all days, there are going to be many high ranking aristocrats present.”
“Yes, I understand.
Thanks to the count, I am fully prepared.”

So said Count Lunan Forseed as soon as our horse carriage went past the city walls and entered the royal palace.
For the past half-month, I had taken lessons from my blood related father, Count Lunan Forseed, just for the sake of this day.

Including the time it took to reach the royal capital, I was going to be away from the border for a long time.
During this time, the central army would take my place.
Apparently the central army had been vacant till recently because the skirmish we had been having with a neighboring country had ended in a ceasefire which was our victory.

Maybe they were just waiting to find a new workplace where they could fill their stomachs regularly.

I rode the shaking horse carriage to the royal capital while having such thoughts.


We reach the capital, get down from our carriage and are led towards the party hall while being guided by the palace guards.
Count Lunan Forseed walks in fron

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