The group of humans that entered our territory were part of the Itz kingdom. It seems the king has finally have an answer.
I told the people that were sent out to find other villages to report it to me next time.
The group of humans escorted me back to Itz.
When we got there, they only escorted me to the entrance of the castle and I was the only one let in. I guess for security reasons. I then proceeded to the chambers of the king.
"Ah welcome Zieglind. Take a seat." The king then pointed at the chair infront of him.
"I've been thinking and dwelling on the things you said before. I believe you in a way but... I still need more proof."
"I see... Then I shall explain everything and how I got here." I then began to explain how I met the god of death, how there's a different world than this, and how the battle royale works. The king counteracted with theories on how I got here and why this is happening. It seems he is still in denial on what's about to happen. I can't blame him. Once the battle royale gets worse, I'm sure this will lead into the worst world war ever. Everything people made will be gone as soon as large amounts of players gather.
"It really is happening huh..." The king finally realizes and accepts the truth. "I see why you want to build your own kingdom but, are you sure you want to be allied with us?"
"What do you mean by that?"
"Itz is one of the smallest kingdoms out there."
I wanted to ask him more about thsi but Lam might be more better in this than him.
"I don't really mind. Once the war starts, everything can change. Its better to have any kingdom as an ally than no one."
"I see... But I can't make you a kingdom yet. I can appoint you as a vassal of mine for now. There are some trials and quests to become a king."
"It can't be helped. For now, I'll accept the position of a vassal."
"Then it shall be done. Contract!" A giant piece of pen and paper appeared out of nowhere. "By signing this, you promise to be loyal and faithful to the kingdom of Itz until you can make your own and then you can be independent."
I took the pen and wrote my name on the paper. "I accept." The paper then bursted into flames signalling that it has been done.
"Lord Zieglind is the right name for you now eh?" The king jokingly said.
"Haha. No need for that my king."
"For your first task as a vassal Lord Zieglind, I ask of you to take down some of the raiders near Hajey."
"It will be done. I'll be taking my leave now."
I went back to my village and told everyone the good news. Everyone was happy and satisfied. They started a feast with the haul of Grien and his team. The day slowly passes and I finally announced the quest the king gave me.
"For our first battle as vassals of the king, we are tasked to kill the raiders near Hajey but, Group Assault, you are the only one that must complete this quest. I need to buy some mounts in Hajey so you shall be the one suited for this task. I know you've been leveling up like crazy and having Afal as your teacher. I'm sure you can do this."
"We will definitely not let you down my lord! We thank you for your kindness!" Group Assault said in unison.
"Let's depart tomorrow. I hope everyone is ready."
"Yes!" Everyone cheered loudly.
The evening came and they were still having a feast. I left them all alone to have some fun. I went to Lam and asked him about Itz.
"Itz has four neighboring kingdoms that are on pretty good terms. Hajey, Galare, Polk and Guyam. Most of the kingdoms in the world are either neutral or enemies."
"How many kingdoms are there exactly?"
"About 93. But that can change if some kings and queens decides to capture other kingdoms. Its just a battle of authority."
"Okay, enough with the kingdoms for now. What are the strongest races?"
"That can be subjective and different from any people depending on their opinion. But if I may do speak my mind, it would be the elder dragons and demons."
"How can you say those are the strongest?"
"Elder dragons has the most powerful spells that can't be learned unless by being taught by a dragon or getting a scroll of some kind. Demons on the other hand can't be easily tamed. They have a wide variety of sub races such as shades. Demons and Undead are sometimes mistaken for each other but demons are just a higher level than undead in any way."
"Thank you Lam for this insightful discussion."
I need to look out for these races when I find a black market or a slave market. Afal was plenty strong and I barely won. And there's already a person after three months in this world already be level 100. That's just insane. I guess he or she is killing a lot of players.
I need to get ready before meeting another player.
The day passes and night finally struck. We all went to our houses and got a good night's sleep.
The day came and Grien and his team were lined up outside eager to fight.
"Group Assault, we're awaiting your orders my lord!" Everyone of them chanted.
I gathered everyone and then told Rize to stay in the village to protect Ortov. I also told Zeta to stay since he's still recovering from the damage he took. Its just, Me, Precia, Greta, Afal, Yefa and Group Assault on this quest.
"Okay. Let's do this! Our first quest as vassals of the kingdom of Itz!"