I Became a Dark Knight the Empress Is Obsessed With - Chapter 76
I Became a Dark Knight the Empress Is Obsessed With chapter 76
76 – The Golden Mage and the Winter King – (3)
A week has passed.
Now, there were only two days left for the third act meeting.
“Sir Fried, this time you must not say anything frivolous.”
Coreld pointed out my doubles and continued to ask.
The place where I was standing was the south gate of the inner palace of the imperial palace. Guards soldiers lined up around them as if they were having a feverish parade.
The reason was simple. It was because, ahead of the meeting, the carriage of the Grand Duke of Liantur was scheduled to arrive soon.
“Did you understand?”
“Perhaps, I didn’t say no. Archduke Liantur is as demanding as Archduke Harzfeld. If you make even the slightest mistake, the empress will suffer greatly.”
“Yeah~. I understand very well.”
After confirming it several times, Coreld made a very unreliable expression. But he nodded helplessly and waddled away.
I said while looking at the back of Coreld, who pointed out while walking around the seat of honor behind him.
“I’m going to die. Huh.”
He rubbed his sore forehead and made a sound of pain.
I was hit by a bomb when I was making plans to welcome the distinguished guests attending the conference. In the end, in order to meet the schedule, I did not recover properly, but I ventured to work overtime. It felt like I was doing all my overdue homework all at once, so I felt like dying.
If it wasn’t for the considerable amount of help from Yuriad, who leads the Royal Guard, he would have been unable to do it alone.
Now, one of the protagonists of the third act’s council, Golden Duke Liantur, will arrive soon.
While waiting, I took a peek inside the introspection. If it were Lynchia, she would probably be looking down at this place through the window of her office.
Lyncia Hodier Irn
[Achievement Level: 3 / Empress of Dawn]
[Leadership 7] [Power 8(+1)] [Intelligence 10(+1)]
[Spirit 7 (+2)] [Charisma 7] [Luck 7 (+2)]
[12 remaining survival points]
When I saw the four letters ‘paranoia’ written in the list of traits, I sighed involuntarily.
I knew the stress would build up if the plot twisted, but I didn’t know that there would be two before the third act even started. It’s even delusional. Even in the game, paranoia was one of the most troublesome traits. It was a characteristic with a serious penalty, in which some of the options that could be selected during the process became impossible to select at all.
More than anything else, Lynchia realized that I had sworn to kill her. Fortunately, he was not immediately taken to the stake, but the trust he had built up with her collapsed in an instant.
Actually, I didn’t see Lynchia for over a week after that day.
It wasn’t a coincidence, of course. I wasn’t stupid enough to not notice that Lincia was intentionally dodging.
In the end, I focused on my work with the thought that time would solve everything, and I have reached now.
It was packaged in a plausible way, but it was the mindset of just being whatever happens. There was no other way, so I had no choice.
After thinking about it, I slowly descended the stairs and placed my hand on the white scruff of my neck that stood out among the ranks of Guardsmen.
It’s good that the reaction is so consistent.
The soldier caught by the neck, Cora, slowly turned her head and spoke with a smirk.
“What, what is it? You were surprised.”
“Oh. Now I know how to complain.”
It’s been a while, is this?
Cora pursed her lips and looked up at me.
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Due to the considerable height difference, it is as if he kept his chin all the way.
“I-I’m not the youngest anymore.”
It was then that I realized that Korra’s insignia had a new string attached to it.
“Are you in a hurry?”
“Looks like the credit you made last time at the director’s office was recognized. Congratulations, hey.”
I patted Cora on the shoulder. But she pulled her body back as if the touch was very uncomfortable.
“You’ll get more money now? That’s great.”
“Uh… um. That’s…”
Cora’s expression darkened when she heard me.
Then, what she said was truly shocking.
“Actually, I didn’t get promoted because of my credit… to fill the position because the seniors were shocked by the incident and all quit…”
“So the money I receive is the same. hahahahaha…”
“……Mi, I’m sorry.”
Tears covered my eyes.
Could it be that there was a seniority system?
It was a system with no real answers. You should talk to Uriard and change it or something.
“Cora, stay strong. Good luck will come someday.”
Cora smiled reluctantly through her saggy shoulders.
At that moment, the drum sounded.
“Looks like they’re here. Let’s get ready.”
Returning Cora to her seat, I stepped onto the podium.
Just then, a huge wagon coming through the south gate caught my eye.
I thought the wagon that Harzfeld supported me the other day was luxurious, but compared to this, it was literally medicine.
The three containers were as large as they were put together, and there were more than ten horses pulling them. Befitting the reputation of a master of magic, a faint mana field was wrapped around the entire wagon. On top of the coachman’s seat is an inverted golden cane, the symbol of the Duke of Liantur.
It’s not for nothing that he was nicknamed the Grand Duke of Gold.
“Looks like a lot of money.”
“Because more than half of the Mage Towers on the entire continent belong to the Liantur family.”
Lautrec, who was sitting next to him, helped.
By the way, Milia had run away somewhere. I thought it was dead from morning, but it was as expected. Well, it’s not even that. It’s like a parent with whom you don’t get along has suddenly invaded your workplace.
Soon after, the carriage stopped at the plaza in front of the South Gate.
The military music of the guards resonated, and the administrators, including Coreld, bowed their heads respectfully.
Everything was as seen in the game.
Now, the door will open here, and it will be the turn of the golden prince Liantur, who has a long white beard, to get off.
The moment I thought so, the carriage door opened wide.
Folding stairs reached the ground, and a person leaped between them and jumped down.
And as soon as I confirmed its identity, I was shocked.
Of course, I expected an elderly middle-aged man to get off, but it was a girl with golden hair who got off the carriage. The girl in the long purple robe looked to be in her late teens at best. Just like Milia’s, her turquoise blue eyes glistened in the sunlight.
Why did a young girl like this get off instead of Archduke Liantur? Isn’t it different from what was notified beforehand?
At the appearance of the girl, suspicious voices came out from here and there. As the tumult grew, the blond girl bowed in a graceful salute.
“Thank you all for your sincere hospitality. My name is Seira Liantour! I’m twenty-nine years old! My job is unemployed! No, I’m a wizard? Anyway! I attended the craft meeting as my father’s representative.”
Seira Liantour. Certainly, I’ve heard of it.
It was a name that came up many times in the game. A person who does not appear in the story, but is mentioned by borrowing the mouth of the character. I still remember the tooltip I saw every time I loaded it.
[Information – The Duke of Liantur is an indispensable family of magicians in the Empire. Liantour has produced numerous talented people since the beginning of history. Among them, the youngest Archmage Seira Liantour is particularly famous. ]
Seira Liantour. One of the only three Archmages on the continent. Isn’t it one of the strongest wizards among them?
“Father was unable to attend due to urgent matters in the manor. I came instead! If you were expecting him, I’m sorry? Isn’t there such a thing here?”
Seira put her hands together and smirked.
When everyone hesitated because they couldn’t keep up with her tension, she shrugged. After that, I narrowed my eyes and looked at everyone sitting in the seat of honor.
Just in time, our eyes met.
From a distance, it seemed that Seira smiled slightly.
Something was unsettling.
As expected, Seira suddenly snapped her fingers.
The next moment, there was a flash of golden light and before I knew it, she was sitting in front of me.
Space transfer magic. In the game, it was a magic that could only be used at the end of the game, even if it was played without intelligence. Even that was less effective in mana, so he learned other, more useful magic.
I use such secret techniques on a daily basis, without any chanting. You could even call it a monster.
“Hello. I’m sure you’re Fried, right?”
“……Nice to meet you.”
Seira rested her elbows on her knees and bit her chin.
She examined me from the top of my head to my toes, then nodded.
“Yeah. As I’ve heard, you’re handsome. You look like you’ll be in good shape. The rumors are ugly too? Will you use your strength at night?”
Suddenly, after s*xual harassment, Seira clapped her hands and changed the topic.
“I’ve heard a lot about Leah. He seems like a very interesting person. Can I please him too?”
When someone said that and twisted her head, Seira lifted the corner of her mouth.
“I’m sure Fried-kun knows too, isn’t he a co-worker?”
Come to think of it, there were many words to describe Seira Liantour.
A mistake in causality. The girl blindly loved by magic, Liantour’s masterpiece, the golden wizard, and so on.
And one of them must be… … .
“Milia’s older sister.”
Seira just snapped her fingers.
Was Lia a nickname for Milia?
Seira shook her head as if it was okay. And he met Lautrec’s gaze, who was looking this way. As soon as Lautrec saw Sayra, he averted his gaze. cunning child.
Seira tilted her head as she looked at the empty seat next to Lautrec.
“By the way, where’s Leah? I’ve been preparing a lot since we haven’t seen each other in a while.”
“Oh, that’s it.”
“Looks like he ran away?”
I was speechless.
It was an accurate guess.
Seira sighed and let out a deep breath before looking at me again.
“I can’t help it. Leah hates me. To be precise, should I say that she doesn’t like me? Oh, come to think of it, does Leah talk about me a lot?”
“hahahaha. I did a little.”
“… I did a lot.”
“Is that so~?”
Saira smiles bashfully.
I gulped. Talking to her gave me an inexplicable fear. Is it like facing an overwhelmingly strong person?
“Well, I can’t help it. You can play with me instead of Leah, right?”
“……Are you saying that?”
“Then, who else besides Mr. Fried?”
Seira said it was fun.
The eyes she looked at me were full of curiosity. It was like a mad scientist looking at a mormot.
I had goosebumps all over my body.
Somehow, it seems that he has a crush on a considerable mogul.