I Became a Dark Knight the Empress Is Obsessed With - Chapter 22
I Became a Dark Knight the Empress Is Obsessed With chapter 22
22 – Veil of Corruption – (1)
“The lady-in-waiting is missing?”
Lincia asked with a pale face, and the administrator lowered her head.
The news of Melina’s disappearance arrived at sunrise the next day. She, who should have been in the room, disappeared as if evaporating. Immediately after the report, the guards searched everywhere, but were unable to find it.
Afterwards, the attendants reported that they saw Melina staggering in the hallway passing through the central hall.
Somehow, the day before, I was told that I was in a strange state. I regretted not calling her.
“Why? Shouldn’t we search quickly?”
“There is something your Highness needs to know.”
Lincia spoke urgently, but the administrator reacted calmly.
At his gesture, an attendant came carrying a piece of cloth wrapped in finely.
What was inside the cloth was a small amount of grayish-white powder. And some black spellstones.
“I found this in Melina’s room.”
“What is this?”
“It is finely ground powder of the roots of the Tarbia tree, which only grows in the forests of the Far North. “
“……Poison? Then why did this come out of Melina’s room?”
“I think this spell stone will explain that.”
The black spell stone held a magical light as if it would explode at any moment.
“Rowan’s analysis showed that what is contained within this is magic that spreads corrosive fog. This is also one of the forbidden magics. And this…”
The magistrate paused for a moment and paused. He looked hesitant.
“Why is that? Please tell me quickly.”
At Lyncia’s urging, the administrator chewed his lips and said as if spitting it out.
“……This is the magic used by the church at the time of the National Foundation Day massacre.”
“It may be hard to believe, but the circumstantial evidence is clear.”
The magistrate corrected his spectacles.
“It seems that Melina is the cult’s snitch and the one who targeted Her Highness the Princess.”
Lynchia’s arm suddenly fell.
mumble for a while The words I tried to say hovered in the air before disappearing as if they were scattered in the cold morning air.
“Oh, no, that… makes no sense.”
“The lady-in-waiting has been loyal to the imperial family for decades? The one who has taken care of me since I was a baby? How can such a person… how…”
Lyncia stuttered, unable to speak. Her mouth couldn’t bear to contain the word betrayal.
Lyncia’s pupils are lost. Her wandering gaze eventually turned to me standing next to her.
“There’s a misunderstanding, right? Something’s going wrong. It doesn’t make sense.”
Instead, it was the administrator who answered.
“Princess, I understand that you’re confused, but you have to accept the situation calmly. Melina…”
“You didn’t ask him!”
Lynchia closed her eyes tightly and shouted.
Finally, when I glared at the magistrate with glazed eyes, he lowered his head with his tail down.
“Fried? Say something.”
Poison from Melina’s room. He probably tried to poison Lyncia with this in the car. that would be the essence of the game
But now, the dead end by Melina has been avoided. The status window said so. If I had to speculate on the reason, the conversation I had yesterday would have been the cause.
But I don’t know how Melina’s behavior changed. No, I can’t figure out what the hell was her motive for poisoning Lyncia in the first place.
If you received orders from the church, why didn’t you fulfill them? In the first place, how did Melina come into contact with the Church?
The current situation is like a tangled skein of many variables. It was not a state that could be arbitrarily stopped.
When I didn’t say anything, Lyncia staggered back.
He sat down on a chair, clutching his head.
Lynchia’s legs trembled. A visibly disturbed look.
I tried to encourage Lincia, but I had no words to say.
When the attendants, including the administrator, kept silent, not knowing what to do, Lynthia suddenly stomped her feet and buried her face in her arms.
Then, a small sob was heard.
[Notice – The Empress’s stress level has increased! ]
＞ Current stress level [ 8(+1) / 10 ]
Seeing the notification window in front of my eyes, I bit my lip.
It took several tens of minutes for Lincia to stop crying.
I try to hide my swollen eyes. The makeup smudged and black lines ran down the cheeks.
Eventually, Lyncia spoke softly.
Upon hearing the answer, Lyncia drooped her shoulders.
“…I’ll rest for a while.”
With those words, Lyncia stood up and walked into the room.
no one caught her
Lynchia grabbed the doorknob.
and that moment.
The floor vibrated slightly.
And the vibration gradually got bigger until the vase on the table started to shake.
One attendant nearby tilted his head.
The vibration suddenly increased, and the chair bounced and fell over.
The magistrate hurriedly looked around. Everyone looked at each other’s faces without knowing why.
In the meantime, the vibration, which had gradually increased, rang the ground with a tremendous explosion.
The entire conference hall shook greatly. The vase flew in the sky, and the attendants rolled on the floor.
I hurriedly helped Lyncia, who lost her balance at the threshold.
“Oh, no, this is what it is.”
Watching the magistrate stammering, who had lost his glasses, I cursed inwardly.
what kind of situation is this?
The question was soon resolved.
The door opened hastily, and a guardsman hurriedly rushed in.
“It’s a big deal!”
The soldier opened the door and came in, gasped, took a deep breath, and shouted:
“It’s an attack by the Church!”
At that, everyone held their breath.
The magistrate rushed over and grabbed the soldier by the collar and shook him.
“What are you talking about! How the hell did the Church get here!”
“Now, I’m not sure! But there was a huge explosion in the hall! Guardian Knight Milia Liantur is fighting alone!”
When Millia’s name came out, the administrator was speechless.
As if to support this, a roar rang once more. The room shook as if it was about to tip over.
Lyncia’s face hardened in my arms.
“Damn! Hurry up and gather troops! What are you doing! Without gathering troops outside the conference hall!”
A screaming executive officer.
However, the soldier muttered with a pale face.
“That, that’s it.”
The soldier’s gaze looked out the window without a word.
As I followed his gaze, an unbelievable sight came into view.
Outside, an opaque purple curtain flowed gently.
The curtain, which came down in the form of a dome as if enclosing the conference hall, radiated an ominous light as if it would not allow anyone to enter or leave.
Someone muttered in a shriveled tone.
I clicked my tongue and got up. At the same time, he drew his sword from its scabbard. The silver sword glittered.
I knew that purple veil. A barrier borrowed from foreign powers. It was used by the corrupted Lautrec in Act 5 to contain the Templar headquarters. I remember it clearly because it was a very powerful production.
That means that a very strong person has come from the religious side as well.
If my prediction is correct, it’s probably the girl I saw the night before.
The energy I felt from her was very strong.
“Milia is in danger.”
I said that and kicked the door.
Millia’s death is scheduled to take place in Act 4, but unlike the game, the current situation is different due to various variables. There is no guarantee that she will be safe now.
My body jumped out at the urge.
However, one small hand grabbed my collar.
Turning around, it was Lynchia.
She gritted her teeth and shook her head slowly.
Visibly shaking wet eyes.
Instead of answering, I opened her status.
[3 remaining survival points]
Without hesitation, I invested the remaining survival points into force.
Of course, there will be no significant changes. However, if the number is even higher by 1, it means that there are more diverse actions to choose from. In particular, if it is a force that is difficult to raise at the beginning of the game, it will be of great help in the current situation.
This might give you some peace of mind.
In addition, there are outstanding figures around him, including soldiers, administrators, and Rowan. And this room is magically well-prepared. Even if a crisis strikes, they will be able to protect it without difficulty.
“I’m sorry. I guess I’ll have to step out.”
I smiled slightly.
“If a crisis strikes, fight without hesitation.”
Lyncia’s face, with her makeup smudged, contorted.
Leaving that figure behind, I ran out.
The steps I took were surprisingly heavy for myself.