The Duke’s Madness - Chapter 102
The Duke’s Madness chapter 102
Ginny trembled with anxiety when she discovered the two people who came to see her.
‘Why did you come all of a sudden… ?’
One is Mad Gongja.
One is the crazy prince.
From my point of view, two people who were not very normal came to me, and I felt cold.
And unfortunately, my hunch was not wrong.
“Genie. Would you like to work with us?”
“yes. It’s killing a person, but I need Ginny’s help.”
Ginny opened her mouth in amazement.
“One person… Are you going to kill me suddenly?”
“yes. Do you know Dormund?”
With a murmur, Ginny frowned.
‘Where’s the name you’ve heard a lot?’
Was Dormund a name?
Or a family name?
Thinking deeply, Ginny let out an exclamation.
“Are you referring to Dormund, the highest family in the Empire?”
“yes that’s right.”
“aha. But why is that Dormund all of a sudden?”
“The person we are going to kill from now on is Dormund’s eldest son.”
“… … .”
Ginny asked, narrowing her eyes.
“Are you serious? Confucius?”
“Then you are serious.”
Arthur raised an eyebrow.
“So, Ginny, I need your help. Of course you will help, right?”
* * *
The turmoil in Arcane did not subside easily.
500 Dormund troops demonstrating outside Arcane.
For the first time ever, Arcane University stopped midterm exams.
And a long-awaited bounty worth 12,000 gold.
The back streets and the sun were abuzz with unprecedented incidents.
Observing the atmosphere ＜Manners make a man＞ at the tailor shop, Willett murmured.
‘It’s strange. How many years has this been?’
Thinking deeply, he immediately shook his shoulders.
Come to think of it, it’s been a few days since this happened.
‘Dun… No, Arthur Bayern. It hasn’t been a few days since he killed Barance.’
Originally, this story shouldn’t have fallen asleep like this, but since the incident that happened this time was so big, it was easily buried.
Willet nodded his head, pondering in the midst of it.
‘what… Not bad.’
If you were buried well in this atmosphere, it seemed that you could easily bury Arthur Bayern’s current situation.
After organizing his thoughts like that, the moment Willett slowly drank his morning coffee, the door opened and someone came in.
Willett turned his head and raised his eyes.
“Hello Mr. Willett?”
Willett narrowed his eyes.
Why is this person all of a sudden?
Then, through the crack in the door, someone poked their head out.
“Hello, Mr. Willett… .”
Willett put down the coffee he was holding.
Meanwhile, another person came inside.
“Oh oh! This seems to be ＜Manners make a man＞ that you have only heard about!”
He was a very handsome young man, a face that is hard to forget once you see it.
After staring at the strange combination for a moment, Willet turned his head.
“… What the hell is this?”
Arthur smiled at Willett’s question.
“I want to ask old Willett a favor.”
Willett’s gaze narrowed.
“You can’t… .”
“Isn’t that what I think?”
Arthur tilted his head.
“uh… Whatever the old man thinks, I don’t think so?”
“Are you sure Genga?”
Willet rubbed his forehead and pointed at Leon in disguise.
“But who is the author?”
“ah. He is someone I know and someone I can trust.”
“… follow me at once We will talk below.”
Willet got up from his seat and headed towards the pub located in the basement.
Arthur, Ginny, and Leon also followed them and headed downstairs.
“… … .”
Unlike the last time I came to the tavern, there were several mercenaries.
They drank from the drinks on their respective tables, and later found Arthur and raised their eyes.
“Dawn of that rumor?”
“what? Didn’t you catch that balance?”
With whispers, the eyes of all the mercenaries under the tavern gathered on Arthur.
Some of them shuddered, but Willett was the first to warn them.
“If you’re going to rob a fight, rob it later. Don’t make a mess in the tavern for nothing.”
The mercenaries, who were excited by Willet’s words, hesitated for a moment.
However, he did not take back his gaze as he glared at Arthur.
Leon, who was next to him, trembled.
“Wow. Are you brutal? Is this the world of mercenaries?”
With these words, Willett entered the office, followed by Ginny and Arthur.
After locking the door, Willett sat down and rubbed his forehead.
Then he asked a question to the three people sitting side by side.
“So, why did you come to see me?”
Arthur responded by raising his hand.
“I came to see if I could get some information, old man.”
“information? What information?”
“Yenika Hazel. Information about her.”
Willett’s eyes widened.
“You said it wasn’t what I expected?”
“what? Didn’t you think otherwise?”
Willett sighed heavily.
“I don’t really enjoy nagging, so you’re saying it’s been days since I told you to keep your breath?”
“I wanted to do that too, but a great opportunity came along.”
“Too good an opportunity? You’re not in need of money, do you have any grudges with them?”
“hmm… I do. Not with Jenika Hazel to be exact, but with the person chasing her.”
Arthur’s answer narrowed Willett’s gaze.
‘You have a grudge relationship? Are you talking about the revenge you talked about last time?’
Willett tapped his fingers and let out a deep sigh.
Revenge or whatever, the current Arthur Bayern had to hold its breath.
But looking at those eyes, it didn’t seem like he would back down easily.
‘In the end, whether I stop it or not, it means that I’m going to jump into this.’
Sighing once again, Willet pulled out some papers and handed them to Arthur.
Arthur took the papers and examined them closely.
‘Ohh… The location and route of the black cross are all listed.’
From nob le mt l dot com
Not only that, but the status of participation of regular troops in Arcane City and information about this incident were all contained in the documents.
‘As expected, Elder Willett. I’m glad you came to me first.’
While Arthur smiled contentedly, Willett warned.
“I don’t think they’ll listen, but I’ll give you a warning.”
“What is it?”
“You said you moved because of your grudge, but on the contrary, there are people chasing you to pay you back.”
Arthur raised his eyes.
“what? Who is that?”
“Pirates and the Seven Emperors.”
“These two groups are after you. To be honest, I just want to tell you to stay in Arcane University.”
“Thanks for the advice. old man.”
Willett clicked his tongue at that smile.
‘I have no intention of changing my mind.’
Well, if it was that kind of person, I wouldn’t have made this combination.
Willett shook his head and murmured.
“If I were the others, I would have stopped… You don’t know. I can’t figure it out at all.”
“I hear that often.
“As always, come back alive.”
“sure. I have to meet Julie.”
“I am waiting a lot. Let me go.”
Arthur rose from his seat at Willett’s gesture.
It was the moment when Ginny was about to stand up as well.
Willett murmured as he lit a cigar.
“Your face has improved a lot. Genie.”
“Your face has improved a lot. Are you very happy? now?”
Ginny thought about Willet’s question for a while before answering.
“More than before.”
Willett burst out laughing.
“I envy you.”
“Elderly Willett, please retire soon.”
“Think about it. I’m seriously thinking about it lately.”
Ginny smiled softly and left.
Watching the scene, Willet murmured as he exhaled cigar smoke.
“youth… Is it a new generation?”
Despite that, I thought it was a bit of a sudden wave.
‘Even when I was young, I wasn’t that reckless.’
Willett burst out laughing.
At the same time, I started to wonder.
What kind of incident will this new wave cause this time?
* * *
Arthur came out of Willett’s office, flapping his papers.
“Everyone prepare, and we’ll see you tonight.”
“good. Personally, I have to make some preparations.”
Leon, with a rare serious expression, left, and Ginny tied her straight hair tightly and said.
“Whoa… I was never going to do this again.”
After Ginny grumbled, she disappeared from the seat along with Leon.
Arthur turned and returned to the mansion.
“what? Confucius? Did you come early today?”
“huh. Are you connected to the crystal ball? Do you want to talk to your mother on the phone?”
“sure. It’s always ready.”
Following Anna’s guidance, Arthur entered the mansion and activated the crystal ball.
After a while, a familiar voice was heard.
Arthur replied with a smile.
“Your mother. It’s Arthur.”
[…] our son Why is it so difficult to contact you these days?]
“I have been busy lately. A lot of things happened.”
[Because of exam preparation?]
“hmm… To be honest, it’s not because of exam preparation.”
[Ugh! No matter how much I like my son, I can’t neglect learning even though I went to school!]
Arthur laughed at Yonel’s words.
“I’m a model student, mother.”
[Can I believe it?]
“sure. How much my professors like me.”
Yonel was silent for a moment, then opened his mouth.
[son. What’s going on?]
[Your voice is very dark?]
Arthur narrowed his eyes.
‘Is my voice too dark?’
Arthur shook his head for a moment before opening his mouth.
“hmm… I’m not sure Is your voice dark?”
[My son’s voice is not like his usual voice.]
“is it so? hmm… To be honest, I feel really good right now.”
[Feels good? Is something going on?]
The corner of Arthur’s mouth went up.
“I found my target.”
“yes. I think I can achieve one of my lifelong goals in a little while. So it actually feels really good.”
Yonel laughed at Arthur’s words.
[He is our son. The goal has already been achieved.]
“Whoops… I have to say this with my own mouth, but it’s kind of amazing.”
[okay. Shall I change Irene?]
“no. I have to go out again soon, so I’ll call you later.”
[Mmm… Then what can you do? Oh, son?]
[Arcane is a bit messy right now… Don’t wander around too much, you know what I mean?]
At Yonel’s words, Arthur was troubled.
At the end of that thought, Arthur answered with a slight frown between his brows for the first time.
“sure. I will never go around.”
Yonel replied a beat late.
[I love my son always.]
“Me too, mother.”
Arthur hung up the phone and stood up.
“Hmm… After all, it doesn’t feel good to lie to your mother for whatever reason.”
But Arthur, who soon shook off the awkward feeling, laughed.
‘But what… I’ll be able to bring you a big gift with this.’
An enemy that could not be killed in a previous life.
And the person I want to kill next to Cain Dormund.
At the same time, the person who bullied my mother the most.
“… Whoops. Mother, wait a minute. I will bring you the good news.”
Arthur, who activated the white beard artifact, escaped the mansion.
When I looked up, the full moon was rising.
Arthur, who watched the scene for a while, murmured.
“ruler… Shall we go then?”
Perhaps the next time you return to this city, many things will have changed.
With that thought, Arthur moved on.