I Became a Dark Knight the Empress Is Obsessed With - Chapter 16
I Became a Dark Knight the Empress Is Obsessed With chapter 16
16 – Council of Elders – (2)
The meeting hall was round, but there were rooms surrounding the outside. In other words, this building also served as an accommodation facility. Usually, when an agenda is large enough to convene a council of elders, meetings are often held for several days in a row, so people say it was built that way.
However, there was not a speck of dust visible in the majestic corridor.
After the commotion, the Senate Council was temporarily closed. Because of that, only the occasional Guardsman could be seen wandering the corridors.
Although it is not well lit in the game, Lynchia goes through several ambushes disguised as accidents in this first act.
The stone statue is just an example. They must have hidden several numbers.
With that thought in mind, I accompanied Millia and thoroughly searched the conference hall.
I entrusted it to Rowan, but I can’t trust him.
“Isn’t there too?”
It was the search that was pursued with such an idea.
However, after several hours of searching like a mouse, I couldn’t find anything unusual.
Even when I checked behind the candlestick and turned the carpet over, I couldn’t find a single stone, let alone a spell stone, and of course there was no behemoth.
When we ran into Cora on a lookout mission, she ran off in a hurry, but that’s out of the question.
I haven’t even found Miria, who has good senses, so it’s probably safe.
Well, from their point of view, there was no reason to go behind the scenes now. I’ll probably work on it right before the meeting starts, when everyone is off guard. By hiding the spell stone in Lincia’s path.
After all, I have to come out again early tomorrow morning.
However, in the position of having to protect Lyncia’s side, it was impossible to leave.
“Milia, I have a favor.”
So, I decided to use Milia.
There won’t be a knight as strong as him here right now.
Miria flinched when her name was called and nodded.
“What is it?”
“There is a person to be wary of. It can be seen as the dark side of this situation.”
Milia’s eyes changed at my words.
I gestured for her to come closer and whispered in her ear.
“Edwin Paleid. Can you keep an eye on this guy?”
“Yes? Best blind?!”
“Hey. Your voice is loud.”
I hurriedly shut Millia’s mouth.
What if someone hears it?
If Edwin knows I’m chasing me and rolls up his tail, it’s a joke. So I hurriedly shut Milia’s mouth, but somehow the picture became strange.
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Doesn’t it look like I’m trying to attack Milia?
It seemed I wasn’t the only one who thought so.
sting Milia’s eyes were wet.
I looked around and saw Cora in the distance, looking at me with a puzzled look.
I didn’t want to gossip about it, so I sneakily dragged Milia into the inner hallway.
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Dead end alley. A man covered his mouth in front of his eyes.
Is that why? The glittering turquoise eyes wandered with no place to go.
“Someone listen. Be quiet. Nod if you understand.”
“You can’t tell anyone what I’m saying right now. Even if the princess asks, even if Lautrec asks, it’s the same. Got it?”
“The one who’s aiming for the princess is Edwin Paleid. This guy’s work.”
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“I can’t help it if I don’t believe it. But I’m serious now. Did you see me lying?”
Oh, you must have seen it.
“No, it is an important matter. I can’t afford to lie.”
Millia swallowed, probably realizing that my words were no joke.
After seeing that, I let go.
Millia asked in a dead voice.
“But, why? Why do you doubt the Chief Blind? He’s buried the bones of the Empire for over 200 years.”
“Besides, he’s so loyal that he presented all kinds of valuables to the emperor not too long ago.”
“It’s kind of hard to say. First of all, it’s a gut feeling. It’s like that.”
It’s kind of hard to explain.
I think there will be a backlash if I suddenly ask you to keep an eye on the best field, but I have no idea how to explain it.
While I was running simulations in my head to find a reasonable basis, Millia asked right away.
“So, is this a secret mission?”
“Is it a secret between Sir Fried and me that no one should find out?”
It sounds a bit like that, though.
Millia’s expression is so serious that I can’t deny it. I nodded.
“That’s right. It’s a secret mission.”
“So, is it that important a mission?”
“It doesn’t matter.”
With Lyncia’s life at stake, how could it not be important?
“Then why are you entrusting that important mission to me?”
I see Millia at that question. serious eyes. I pursed my lips and waited for my next words.
It looked like a child who knocked on the door of a Halloween house.
Should I throw some candy? It was so cute that I almost stopped laughing.
Instead of laughing, I decided to give her the answer she wanted.
“Because there is only you. The knight I trust, Milia Liantur.”
“It’s a mission that only you can do. Lautrek is having a hard time being vigilant outside the conference hall, and Rowan is very unreliable. But entrusting it to another soldier is even more ridiculous.”
Milia nodded at my words.
“So… you’re saying I’m your only hope?”
“That’s right. You’re the last move I can bet.”
Although not the last.
Milia cleared her hardened face after hearing my last words.
It seems like you are looking at an ice cream that you forgot to put outside on a summer day.
Milia, who spoke up again soon, had a more solemn expression than anyone else.
“I will do my best. I will definitely live up to your expectations.”
“It’s a good attitude.”
… … I felt it all over again.
he’s kinda easy
Not a little, but a lot. It was too simplistic.
That made it even more reliable.
A genius who knows nothing of the world.
Isn’t that the best word to describe Milia?
The next morning the door to the conference hall opened again.
The Senate Council was reopened.
In front of the door, I watch Lyncia, who is trying hard to look bright.
“Are you nervous?”
“Oh, no? Not at all?”
Lynchia was trying to stay calm by moving her upper body, but she couldn’t hide her legs that were swaying under the chair.
Now in a few minutes she will be in the center of the conference room. The people surrounding her are all distinguished guests who are no different from pillars of the empire.
It’s strange that I don’t shudder when I think of that.
“There will already be distinguished guests, including the Chairman, inside.”
said the magistrate, tapping the seagull’s mustache.
“But there is no need for the princess to be nervous. It is a formal procedure anyway.
yes. It will.
Exactly, it should have been.
I knew what was going to happen, so I stayed silent without even agreeing to what he said.
Lynchia jumped down from her chair as if she were encouraged by the administrator’s words.
“Okay. Let’s go.”
Slowly open the door to the meeting room and step inside.
It was a snow country when I came out of the long tunnel.
The inside of the conference hall was plastered white enough to give such an impression. I looked at the graphics in the game, but the real thing was even more amazing. The designer must have been a pure white lover, so everything from the chairs to the chandelier hanging from the ceiling is pure white.
Hopefully it won’t fall
“Please have a seat.”
Following the guidance, I sat right behind Lynchia.
We sat down and looked at the faces surrounding us. Most of them were older, but some were not. But what they had in common was that they all wore expensive clothes and accessories.
If they can even attend the Senate Council meeting, they must be a few people.
And at the head table, only the best among them were seated. Those who have the most influence in the empire.
An old man in the center, holding a majestic gavel, was looking down at Lincia.
Chieftain Edwin Paleid.
“Since the princess is also here, let’s start the meeting.”
At the same time, Edwin brandished his gavel.
With Lyncia’s appearance, the meeting hall was agitated. I finally see with my own eyes the truth that has only been rumored. It’s no surprise that the princess you thought was dead is alive.
There was a moment of commotion, but the meeting went smoothly anyway.
The formal meeting was boring, but everyone was serious, so I kept my expression firm.
The contents of the meeting were not heard. It was hard to understand because it was a written language with rhetoric put into it to the point of not knowing what it was claiming.
So I continued to keep an eye on Edwin.
He didn’t say anything throughout the meeting. He was just looking at Lyncia with an expressionless expression.
Suddenly, Edwin’s and mine met.
Eyes that have been worn out by living for a long time. The firearm contained in it was truly worthy of being called a sage. Otherwise, it would not have been able to withstand the storms of hundreds of years.
Slightly, the corners of his mouth rose.
And at the same time, a young man jumped up and offered his opinion.
“The Empire needs change. System change.”
is it a start
I focused on the meeting again.
The man who spoke up continued to insist.
“The imperial family no longer has a future! We need to come up with a new way! That is, our council governs the empire properly!”
After that, the speech continues.
To sum up his opinion:
Empire to republic.
Simply put, sovereignty to the people.
The way to do that was to make the Senate Council the supreme decision-making body.
It was a story about abolishing the imperial family, which was on the verge of being cut off, and bringing all of its power to the Senate Council.
Revolution, to put it mildly. At worst, treason.
“Nonsense! What the hell are you talking about!”
Of course, a lot of people stood up. change the system suddenly. It was an unacceptable claim. Crying for a revolution in this era is no different from wanting to die. It was such an absurd statement.
Originally, as soon as I said something like that, I would have been taken to the imperial court.
All property will be confiscated, and furthermore, the head will run away.
But that’s when one person speaks out.
With those words, several people raised their hands.
Starting with this, voices of approval rang out everywhere.
It’s like throwing a small pebble into a pond. The ripple spread gradually, blurring its essence.
In an instant, the meeting hall fell into chaos.
At first, those who refuted seriously raised their voices and finally began to curse. The other side likewise accepted the dogfight, throwing off face.
No matter how unfounded it is, the moment the voice gets louder, it becomes a serious agenda. They had snatched the meeting into a deep quagmire.
The reason, of course, is to buy time.
I saw Edwin enjoying the chaos in front of him.
He was smiling at Princess Lynchia. It’s as if you’ve found a fun pastime.
Seeing that gaze, she hurriedly checked Lyncia, and she seemed overwhelmed by the battlefield unfolding in front of her eyes.
I couldn’t see her expression, but I could feel the deep despair over Lyncia’s rigid shoulder.