"Thank you, Yuri. Where did you find this?"
"Apparently the bandits had found it by coincidence at an archaeological site on the outskirts of the country, which means it wasn't stolen."
Lucius had been curious about this bracelet ever since he first saw it. It seemed to have some kind of mysterious power.
That's why he asked Yuri to investigate this bracelet.
"I can't tell you when and who made this bracelet, but the researcher said that it's not particularly valuable."
Lucius looks disappointed, and Char approaches with a lot of curiosity and asks him: "What's wrong?"
When she sees the bracelet in his hand, she says: "Hm? Impossible..."
"What's wrong, Char?"
"Hey, how did you get this, and why is it here?!"
"Do you know what this is?"
"Yeah, this is the bracelet of the legendary hero Oger. Why is a national treasure like this here?!"
Lucius and Yuri froze at those words. He had no idea that this item was so valuable.
"By the way, Charlotte, how did you know it belonged to the hero Oger?"
"It's simple, Yuri: The hero Oger put a mark on his belongings. I am forbidden to tell this to people outside of my family, so please don't tell anyone."
After easily divulging her family's secret, Char pulls her sword from her waist and shows the mark engraved on the hilt.
The mark was in the shape of a jet black helmet said to be worn by the hero Oger.
"You're right, it's the same mark...! And it's the same as the one on the inside of the bracelet!"
Lucius couldn't believe he was holding such a precious belonging of the legendary hero in his hands. His heart was pounding with happiness.
This must be another key I need to break the seal.
"I would like to ask you a favor.... Is it okay for me to keep this for a few days?"
"Huh? Well, if it's Lucius, I don't mind you having it..."
"If this bracelet belongs to the hero Oger, the property belongs to his descendant, which is Charlotte. If it's all right with her, it's all right with me."
With permission from both of them, Lucius felt at ease, and promised himself to take care of the bracelet.
"By the way, what do you need it for?"
"Uh, well, I just, uh, need to check something."
"Hmm... Okay, fine. Whenever you feel ready to talk about it, I'll be happy to listen."
Char understood that Lucius was hiding something, and decided not to probe any further.
That made Lucius very happy. It meant that Charlotte trusted him completely.
"Yes, I understand. Someday I'll tell you about it."
"Fufu, I'd like to be part of that secret too."
"Of course. I'm counting on you, Yuri."
Lucius thanked his two best friends, and took the bracelet home.