I Became a Dark Knight the Empress Is Obsessed With - Chapter 68
I Became a Dark Knight the Empress Is Obsessed With chapter 68
68 – Iscobal Manor – (2)
As if to prove the fact that the estate was right in front of you, the Iscobal family’s treasured sword was placed in front of you.
Even though I wasn’t aware of it, my eyes continued to follow the dagger.
When I touched the blade, I felt Fried’s consciousness react violently. Because my heart started beating fast. Since the body reacts to this extent, it must be authentic.
“The quality is good.”
“That’s right. I’ve lived as a blacksmith for half a hundred years and tried several famous swords in my hands, but among them, it’s definitely a masterpiece among the three masterpieces.”
Geese said that while looking at Ernst and licking his lips.
“Of course, it seems that this sword that the knight is wearing is the best.”
I picked up the dagger. A transparent blade illuminated my face.
“I said earlier that this sword had to be broken. Who ordered this?”
“It’s the Imperial Family. After the events of that day, all of the Iscobal family’s belongings and records were either destroyed or erased. The same was true of this sword.”
Is it a record-breaking type?
Come to think of it, there was strangely no information about the Iscobal family in the imperial library. I thought Asaren was stupid and couldn’t find it, but if the record was actually erased, it would be true.
I sat down in my chair and took some coins out of my pocket.
“I have a request.”
“Tell me everything you know about the Iscobal family.”
Geese at first blankly tried to comprehend my question.
However, he seemed to have judged that a knight from the imperial family could do so. Geese cleared his throat and nodded.
“If it’s the knight’s request, then I have no choice but to comply. As my family has been blacksmithing in Eldua for generations, I can say that I am well-informed about the nobles in Lumen-El.”
However, Geese pushed the coin I took out this way again.
“But money is fine. I want something in return.”
“What is it?”
Geese jerked his head. It snorts and flows out.
“Can you take a look at the sword the knight is wearing?! Just touch it! No, just look at it!”
He had the face of a seriously ill otaku.
“Uh, uh uh. Yeah.”
When Ernst was dragged up without a word, Geith gently lifted the scabbard as if touching his own house documents. And the moment he faced the transparently shining Ernst, he rolled his eyes in ecstasy.
I don’t want to see the face of a man climaxing.
For several minutes, Gis looked everywhere for Ernst, forgetting to breathe. The moment I put my hand on the sword body, it felt really bad to tremble.
Well, you have to have that much passion to be a good craftsman.
“Go, thank you.”
“Have you seen enough?”
Anyway, Gish regained his composure, wiped the saliva dripping from his mouth, and started talking.
“The Iscobal count family was a prestigious family that stood shoulder to shoulder with many grand duchesses in terms of history.”
Geese continued to speak, and I listened.
After a while, I sorted out the story.
“So, did Count Iscobal, who was a prestigious family, revolt against the imperial family during the civil war hundreds of years ago, and was even defeated?”
“That’s right. Because of that, I was pushed to the periphery and lived with only a small estate.”
“You’re a fallen nobleman.”
“If I had to put it that way, yes.”
“The punishment is light for treason.”
“It is thanks to the emperor of the time recognizing Count Iscobal’s hard work for the empire.”
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I continued as I brushed the half moon pattern on the hilt of the dagger.
“Did Iscobal, who was suffering in the west without even setting foot in the central political world, finally entered the imperial family after reaching Raham Iscobal’s generation?”
“That’s right. Since more than a hundred years have passed, it seems that the emperor judged that there was room for extenuating circumstances.”
Then, because he was absorbed in the church, he undertook an alien summoning ceremony, and it was only an attempt due to the intervention of the guardian knights.
In the aftermath, virtually all members of the family died, and the only survivor was this Fried Escobal, whom I had possessed. I was a little relieved that it was not wrong as expected.
“Then did the Iscobal family come often to Eldua?”
“My memory is fuzzy, but Count Raham Iscobal used to show his face in Eldua from time to time. He also came to this forge a couple of times.”
“What kind of person was he?”
Geese pondered and answered.
“…He was a man of few words. He was more gentlemanly than anyone else, and he was cold-hearted. To be honest, I can’t believe that such a person joined the Order.”
“Well, because people have two faces.”
I smiled bitterly and bit my chin.
“Even a gentleman-looking man may offer his own children as ceremonial sacrifices.”
And a hiccup sounded from a little distance away.
When I looked there, Millia was holding her breath and listening to our conversation.
“Ah, that, that’s…”
As if perplexed, Milia blurted out her words.
It was funny that he had been babbling until just now, and then pricked up his ears as soon as he talked about his family.
“Just stop here.”
I got up from my seat. It seems that Milia has also recovered, so it’s time to go back.
But just before he said hello, he saw Iscobal’s dagger in his hand.
My heart was still beating fast.
I thought for a while and asked.
“Geese. How much can I buy this sword for?”
“……Are you saying you’re buying that sword?”
Still, since it was one of the few remaining treasures in Fried’s family, it was a question that I brought up because I thought it would be okay to keep it.
Geese opened his eyes wide and rubbed his smooth bald head as if embarrassed.
“I’m sorry. Even if you’re a knight, it’s going to be hard to sell.”
“Even if I give everything I ask?”
Geese carefully examined me above and below.
Even though I don’t have the impression that I look slightly ill-tempered, my clothes right now are clearly rich aristocrats.
Geese sighed as if he thought the same as me, then whispered in my ear.
“Then… I wonder what this would be like.”
When I heard the price, I groaned.
They said they would give it whatever they called, but I didn’t know they would call it this much.
The amount Geese said was the cost of acquiring the entire blacksmith shop.
Based on Fried’s salary, it was a necessary price for at least four months.
“I know it’s ridiculous. But I’m sorry. I won’t sell anything other than this.”
I folded my arms and pondered.
He felt keenly that this dagger was precious. But is it worth paying this price for?
If it was Freed, he might have bought it. But I’m not Fried, I’m just a modern person borrowing his body. It’s also true that I don’t think much about the Iscobal family, to be honest.
The fact that he came to Lumen-El just now was to find out the reality of the oath, and it wasn’t like he came to pay his family’s late condolences, as Yuirard and Lyncia had speculated.
“Sorry. Let’s pretend it wasn’t there.”
When he finally gave up, Geese smiled with satisfaction.
Well, Geese must have paid such an amount because he really had no intention of selling this sword.
After that, I bought a good quality machete and left the store.
But before I could push the creaking swing door, Milia grabbed my sleeve.
She looked back and forth between me and the dagger behind her, then pursed her lips. However, he soon shut his mouth and shook his head.
“Oh, no. Let’s go.”
Afterwards, I walked around the plaza a bit and bought miscellaneous items, and before I knew it, the package I was wearing became so bulky that a tolerable adult male could fit in it. In addition, the package Millia was holding was about half that amount, so it seemed that she was carrying a burden that was bigger than a person’s.
I think this should be enough for about a week.
Thanks to Harzfeld’s support, I must have had a lot of money, so I didn’t feel like I was buying too much.
“Shall we go back soon?”
When I asked Millia, she said nothing.
When I bring my hand in front of my eyes and wave it several times, it is only then that they see me startled.
“Stop asking to go.”
I had to start tomorrow, so I had to manage my condition.
As Todd said, you have to ride all day. It’s something that might come out.
“Oh, that’s right. Go, I’ll go.”
Millia nodded at my words.
Then he quietly started following me.
For some reason, Milia seemed to have no energy all day today. Was Eina’s elven-style trash really that intense?
I ignore it and walk on the road.
And as we crossed the corner of the second alley, Milia asked abruptly.
“Hey, Sir Fried.”
“What was the story about earlier?”
Milia rubbed her forehead as if she was dizzy.
“The conversation I had with the owner at the blacksmith a while ago.”
He seemed to be asking about the conversation with Gis.
“It’s nothing special. I just talked about the family. Unlike the capital, it seems to be well known here.”
“Then… is what you said about your father true?”
Come to think of it, Milia thought it might be a story she had never heard of.
It was said that the imperial family destroyed records, so it must have been a story that had never been heard of for her, who lived in a principality far from the empire.
I remembered that I promised to tell you everything when this work was over in the culvert. Since it was a fact that Yuriad and Lyncia knew anyway, it wouldn’t matter too much if I told Milia.
“It’s just what you heard. The Tragedy of Iscobal. The incident in which my father used my sister Cleta and me as sacrifices to summon a foreign demon.”
“I’m the only one who survived.”
Come to think of it, it was very brave that Fried, who had survived, became a Guardian Knight. In a way, he must have been the son of a traitor, but isn’t it normal for his head to run away in a world where guilt-by-association still exists?
Perhaps it was because of the fact that it was offered as a sacrifice and because of Yuriard’s defense. I guessed so.
Millia listened to my story and narrowed her eyes. It was a painful expression. I waved my hand hastily.
“No no, there’s no need to make that face. I’m fine now.”
Originally, it wouldn’t have been Freed, but I was just an uninvited guest who entered his body. Whatever the history of his family, he didn’t feel very great about it.
But Millia shook her head as if thinking otherwise.
“Then, what is the dagger you saw earlier?”
“It’s our family’s treasured sword. It’s probably the last remaining legacy.”
“Then why didn’t you buy it?”
“Why, why? Because it’s expensive.”
Millia was astonished with a sad expression on her face.
No, no matter how much money you have, it’s a waste to pay that much money.
Even if it’s a famous sword, it’s still a dagger, so it’s unlikely to be practical.
“……Are you okay?”
“Because it’s fine.”
“Yeah. Well, it’s meaningless now.”
Millia asked continuously. I had to nod my head each time.
But nonetheless, she stomped her feet.
As if it was no one else’s business.
“Why are you not going?”
Millia squatted down for a moment and let out a pained moan.
But after a while, he let out a hot breath and raised his head.
His face was burning with passion.
It was Millia as usual.
“I have somewhere to go.”
“Please go first. I’ll be there soon.”
Milia hurriedly walked around the corner of the alley, and by the time I hurriedly followed her, she had already suddenly disappeared somewhere.
After all, Milia of high speed. It was f*king fast.
“……But, how do you carry your luggage?”
There were no hands left to carry Milia’s package.
It was very well timed.
I grumbled and picked up her luggage.
In the end, it took twice that distance to arrive in an hour.
Eina was sleeping on the sofa with her stomach stretched out, and Todd was sweating profusely writing a letter to Harzfeld.
Seeing that Millia’s pauldron was hanging from the hanger, it must have arrived earlier than I did.
I knocked on the guest room where she was staying, but there was no response.
Well, I must have been exhausted from gagging all day today. Better to let it rest for now.
I headed that way towards my room.
And right next to the door was a package.
I opened the package to find something, and inside the black box was the dagger I had seen before.
I laugh out loud because I’m not dumbfounded.
I turned my head to see Milia’s room next to the hallway, and the door slammed shut. Have you been looking through the crack in the door?
I held Ham in my arms. It’s a long-awaited gift, but there’s no reason to refuse it.
“by the way.”
I smiled and muttered as I looked at Milia’s tightly closed door.
“He’s really clueless.”
Of course I liked that.