The Duke’s Madness - Chapter 103
The Duke’s Madness chapter 103
When I went to Arcane Train Station, I saw Genie and Leon waiting for me.
“Did you wait a long time?”
Ginny shook her head at Arthur’s question.
“We just arrived too.”
“Good for you. Shall we leave right then?”
Leon asked, wearing a black-based achromatic clothes and a cape, not the flashy clothes he usually wore.
“But where is the destination? Seeing that you are going by train, it must be quite a distance.”
“North, northern snowfield?”
Leon opened his eyes in surprise.
“Northern snowfields? Yenica Hazel fled to that northern land?”
“I think that’s the case, according to the information Mr. Willett gave me.”
“Hmm… As far as I know, there is nothing there, so why did you go there?”
Ginny looked at her for a moment and asked.
“Hey, maybe… Is the Jenika Hazel I know the Jenika Hazel of the Black Cross?”
“hmm? Does Miss Ginny know anything?”
“You need to explain a little bit. Just because someone asked for help… .”
Leon let out a giggle.
“Then let me explain the situation. Since we’re on the same team from now on, it’s good to know what’s going on. Arthur, buy a ticket and come. If you ask for [Northern End Village], they’ll probably make a reservation for you.”
“Then wait a moment. Just book a ticket and be right back.”
The moment Arthur was about to move along with these words, Leon shouted with a sad expression.
“You must never crash! You know what I mean!?”
“Are you buying? I don’t play.”
“… After saying that, I’m more anxious because I’ve never had an accident.”
Arthur shrugged and strode forward to book a ticket.
“We are leaving in 30 minutes.”
After hearing the station attendant’s explanation, Arthur turned around.
The train station, where the night had fallen, created a terrifying atmosphere.
After watching the scene for a while, Arthur raised an eyebrow.
‘Five men with swords. Four people with guns.’
I didn’t really send my life towards this side, but I was wary.
‘Looks like you’re not a colleague. Seeing how wary each other is.’
Apparently, like herself, they seemed to be the ones who had business with Jenika Hazel.
‘According to the information Mr. Willett gave me, it seems that quite a few people have jumped into this.’
He is a wanted criminal with a bounty of 12,000 gold.
It was said that the opponent was the [Black Cross], one of the forces of the back street, but it was an amount that had no choice but to roll their eyes.
‘Because 11,000 gold is enough to buy a small territory.’
After thinking this far, Arthur caused Whitebeard’s artifact and erased his presence.
Even so, there were eyes that were watching this side, but they didn’t do anything more than that.
Arthur, who came back to Ginny and Leon, waved his hand.
“I booked a ticket. Leon.”
“oh. Nothing happened!”
“You’re talking like you just want something to happen?”
“No way. I am surprisingly timid and introverted.”
Leon shuddered and his eyes lit up.
At the same time, Ginny raised her eyes at the thin barrier that was placed together.
“… Were you a wizard?”
“It’s like magic.”
After briefly explaining, Leon cleared his throat for a moment.
The voice did not leak out and hovered like a cave horn.
Leon nodded with satisfaction and handed over the documents.
“Look at these first.”
Arthur and Ginny accepted the papers.
-The current number of black crosses is confirmed to be approximately 2,000…
-Among them, there are 1,000 regular followers and 1,000 followers who can fight…
-Those to watch out for: 60 people including Butcher Taken…
-Yenika Hazel’s current location is not specified…
Various information was written in the document in units of unfinished sentences.
Arthur memorized the information without missing a single word.
-Currently, there are four major forces targeting Yenika Hazel.
-Pirate, Chilhwang, Dormund, Arcane history
-The most threatening force among them is Dormund.
Arthur, who memorized all of Dormund’s information, nodded in satisfaction.
“It’s much better than Mr. Willett’s information, isn’t it?”
“Anyway, this one will be a little more up-to-date. It’s information collected by Martial and other friends who help me.”
“The helpers, how is Ian Dormund moving?”
“I heard they stopped by [Briren], one of the satellite cities of Arcane, and bought a lot of train tickets.”
Arthur burst into laughter.
“Since you can’t come into Arcane, it looks like you’re taking a train from outside?”
“It seems so. So, we have two choices at this point.”
Leon raised his finger.
“It’s a not-so-good, simplistic way of checking where Ian Dormund is coming from and raiding it in advance.”
Arthur narrowed his eyes.
“If it’s a bad and simple way, I’ll have to go the second way, right?”
“yes. But it’s not your style, so I suggested two alternatives.”
“What is it?”
Leon raised an eyebrow.
“Do you remember that time, Arthur? When you and I first met.”
“aha. At that time, District D Garbage Landfill?”
“Many mercenaries came to visit me, but in the end, you were the only one who came face-to-face with me. I intend to make it that way this time too.”
Arthur’s eyes widened.
“Numerous mercenaries and forces pursuing Jenika Hazel. I intend to tangle them in moderation.”
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Arthur thought about Leon’s explanation.
“Isn’t that bad?”
If the situation is directed when you first meet Leon, numerous forces aiming for Jenika Hazel will collide in the middle.
‘Let’s use that opportunity to hit Ian Dormund?’
If the picture was drawn properly, it seemed that it could not be better than this.
If only the army that followed Ian could tie his ankles, it would be much easier to kill him.
“Is it good? Let’s go like that.”
At Arthur’s permission, Leon showed a satisfied expression.
At the same time, they raised their fingers.
“But there is one blind spot in this plan.”
“What is it?”
“Our presence should not go unnoticed. Only then will the plan itself come into fruition.”
At Leon’s words, Arthur nodded.
“That’s how you can attack effectively?”
“yes. So, if possible, don’t let our presence be discovered when you create a mess.”
After completing the explanation, Leon turned his head.
“The rest will be explained on the train. It looks like we’ll be leaving soon.”
At these words, Arthur moved on, and Leon followed.
Ginny followed them with a worried expression.
After presenting the ticket to the station attendant, the three boarded the train and sat down in a suitable place.
“… … .”
The people who had already arrived and were waiting looked up at the three.
One of them shouted outright at Ginny.
“Hwiyu~! You look pretty!? Can I get on the night train with such a pretty face!?”
Ginny pursed her lips.
“Can I kill him? Confucius?”
“Hold on, Ginny. You can’t have an accident already.”
“I can easily get over it too, but now that I’m with Gongja-nim, I wonder if I have to put up with it.”
“It’s good to be patient. It’s just a problem if you end up with a vase, but it’s not that much right now, right?”
Ginny nodded silently and sat down.
After that conversation, silence settled inside the train.
With the regular resonating noise, the people sitting in the same room implicitly kept each other in check.
‘They’re all mercenaries.’
The momentum that came out of nowhere was quite sharp.
People with that kind of momentum couldn’t be normal people, they seemed to be mercenaries chasing Jenika Hazel.
Then a man looking this way shouted.
“Isn’t the atmosphere suffocating everyone!?”
At that sudden cry, the eyes of the eight people in the guest room, including Arthur’s party, turned to the man.
“The destinations all look the same anyway, so why don’t we have a conversation?”
At that suggestion, Leon let out a low exclamation.
“He’s the most suspicious guy.”
“I agree too.”
“But let’s watch it for now.”
At that time, the man who had been glancing at Ginny muttered.
“Is the destination the same? Do you know where I am going?”
“Yenika Hazel, aren’t you going after the zealot head with a bounty of 12,000 gold?”
“Really~? Is it something I don’t know at all?”
What was funny, the man burst out laughing.
Ginny snorted at that smile.
“There was a fool who couldn’t even read the atmosphere.”
“… Did you say something about me?”
“Then what did you say?”
The man and the genie glared at each other.
Seeing that gaze, Leon let out a sigh.
‘As Arthur is still, Mr. Genie is in trouble.’
It just felt like the two of us weren’t friends.
Along with the thought, Leon rose from his seat.
“now. Stop fighting, and be a little honest like he said. Do we really need to fight when we are going to the same place anyway?”
said the woman with her arms crossed.
“There is no need to fight, but there is no need to get close, right?”
“Yes. So, exchange information with those who want to exchange information, and don’t blur the atmosphere with those who don’t. How is it?”
The five mercenaries noticed Leon’s tidying up and answered.
“… Not bad.”
“I still have plenty of time to go, so let’s do that.”
The man who made the first offer stood up and opened his mouth.
“My name is Nible. Class B mercenary.”
When his name was revealed, the four mercenaries raised their eyes.
“If it’s Nyvel, then the red great sword Nible?”
“Huh… I never thought such a giant would be here.”
Then the woman raised her hand.
“My name is Chenisher, a B-class mercenary.”
At these words, the remaining three mercenaries were shocked.
“It was that Blue Whip Chenisher!?”
“That blue whip that says you won’t survive if you run into it!?”
In the meantime, the man who had been glaring at Ginny opened his mouth.
“Kun. Class B mercenary.”
The man who identified himself as Kun took off the hood he was wearing.
At that moment, the bizarre tattoo on his bald head spewed fire.
The two remaining mercenaries trembled at the sight.
“Hell’s Gate!! Kun Edric-!!”
“That Kun Edric who escaped after killing a thousand privates alone!?”
Leon, who watched the fuss in silence, whispered
“Are those three people that famous?”
“well? It’s the first time I’ve heard of it.”
Then, a woman who identified herself as Cheney pointed to Leon.
“Why don’t you make a statement as well? Didn’t you suggest that first?”
At Cheney’s words, Leon flashed a friendly smile.
“My name is Haban.”
“What is your grade?”
“The grade is C grade.”
Leon said the pseudonym and false information without hesitation.
However, Cheney, who passed without doubt, pointed at Ginny with a wink.
Ginny said, withdrawing her gaze from glaring at Kun.
“Genie Raven. Grade C.”
Cheney made a final glance at Arthur.
Arthur quietly opened his mouth.
“It’s Dunn. I am a C-class mercenary.”
Cheney, who nodded, hesitated the moment he turned his attention to the two remaining mercenaries.
“for a moment… Dawn?”
“Are there C-class mercenaries?”
Cheney’s eyebrows trembled.
In the meantime, the two remaining mercenaries blinked and shouted.
“Stop, no way–!!!!”
“that that… Death god Dawn… say?”
With that cry, Nivel, who was the first to attempt a conversation, burst out laughing.
“Huh… Dawn, the priest, was here?”
With these words a heavy silence fell.
Cheneyser and Nivel glared at Arthur, and Kun was no different.
“Keuk… That Dawn was such an idiot?”
But no one moved hastily.
He only glared at Arthur, but did nothing more than that.
In the changed atmosphere, the two mercenaries who lost the chance to reveal their names murmured.
‘A rare madman who turns Chihwang and the pirates into enemies!”
‘Dawn, the god of death who brutally killed 1,000 pirates!’
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Not only that, but he also tore and killed Barance, the cedar of the Seven Emperors, and even cut off the head of the pirate’s vice-captain.
‘Ha, but… Compared to that skill, there is no mercy… .’
‘There was a rumor that he was a total lunatic psychopath!’
Because of that, it was time for the two mercenaries to look at Arthur with fearful eyes.
Leon, who was next to Arthur, scratched his head and murmured.
“hmm… I forgot. That you are such a celebrity.”
“Iknow, right. I forgot too.”
“What can I do? I should just go.”
Leon clicked his tongue and murmured.
“sh*t… In this atmosphere, I had to run for another 6 hours. I guess I should go to sleep.”
Then, the train that was running suddenly stopped.
Surprised by the change, the people in the room turned their gazes.
Arthur was no different.
‘Why did it suddenly stop?’
Couldn’t it have already arrived at the destination?
It was with this thought that Arthur stuck his neck out the window.
“oh? What is that? Isn’t that the cross that Ms. Yenika was carrying?”