The Duke’s Madness - Chapter 118
The Duke’s Madness chapter 118
Arthur tilted his head.
‘I was cursed, but I’m okay?’
Wasn’t the monkey’s curse a curse that even Taken had a hard time with?
It was a time when Arthur was puzzled by that.
A sudden burst of light came from my chest.
Arthur opened his eyes and put his hand to his chest.
At that moment, he picked up the black card that Whitebeard had handed him.
A bright light was emanating from the black card.
Arthur, who watched the scene for a while, murmured.
‘Could this card have prevented the curse?’
I couldn’t believe it, but the situation looked like that.
The curse of the monkey that returned was sure to knock on my heart.
However, before digging deep into it, this black card blocked it.
Common sense made no sense, but Arthur raised his lips in agreement.
‘If it’s Whitebeard’s card, it’s plausible, right?’
A monkey is also a great black magician who has trained for 80 years, but Whitebeard is a black magician who has trained for a thousand years.
Considering that the magician’s strength varies depending on the length of training, there was a vast gap between the two.
‘If it’s Whitebeard’s card like that, it might block the monkey’s curse at least once.’
Arthur’s prediction came true.
The black card that had been glowing was burnt away.
At the same time, black smoke billowed out and dispersed in the air.
Arthur, who was watching, burst into exclamation.
“Really… . Whitebeard’s card absorbed the curse.”
With these words, Arthur scratched his head.
‘sh*t… Mr. Whitebeard always helps me at moments like this.’
But he soon shrugged.
Whitebeard wasn’t doing the favor with pure intentions anyway.
‘I’ll come back to get the price from me later, so I’ll have to pay it all at once.’
After thinking this far, Arthur looked away.
The monkey was muttering with his eyes wide open.
“what? Why are you fine? I’m sure I should fall, but why… .”
At the monkey’s words, Arthur swung his sword.
The Dormund Knight, who had been breathing for a while, was knocked down by the blow.
Arthur walked out, leaving behind him as he collapsed with a short scream of despair.
The monkey, who had been engrossed, was startled.
“Ji, are you really okay?”
Instead of answering the monkey’s words, Arthur pulled the trigger on the beast.
The monkey hurriedly rolled on the floor with the muzzle of fire.
A bullet that narrowly missed shattered the spot where the monkey had been standing a moment ago.
“… f*ck! What the hell is that guy!”
The monkey spat out a harsh curse and gritted its teeth.
The leisure I had a little while ago had already flown away.
He wrinkled his ugly brow even more and reached for his cane.
‘sh*t! That’s not the guy I’m dealing with!”
With the situation like this, I had no choice but to avoid the place for now.
It was the moment the monkey decided to use the teleport magic.
Arthur appeared in front of him through a space jump and smiled.
“Where are you going?”
“… … !”
The monkey with its mouth open was startled.
At the same time, Arthur’s sword, which was slashed down, collided violently with the monkey’s barrier.
Wild sparks flew between the sword and the barrier.
However, only sparks flew, and Barrier could not block Arthur’s sword.
Eventually, the cracked barrier shattered, and one arm of the monkey flew off.
A strange scream erupted from the monkey’s mouth.
In the meantime, it was when Arthur raised his sword to finish it off.
The monkey’s magic was suddenly completed.
The monkey disappeared with the teleport magic cast.
Arthur’s magic sword only smashed the floor.
Arthur raised his eyes and murmured.
“Teleporting in the midst of this, is it a monkey after all?”
Cooking and avoiding well matched that nickname.
At that moment, Leon hurriedly approached and covered his head.
“sh*t… I can’t imagine using magic even in that state. You’ve been completely taken advantage of.”
Arthur’s eyes widened at Leon’s words.
“I always feel this, but why can’t I do anything right like this?”
“… … ?”
Leon was taken aback by Arthur’s bruise.
“Oh, why again! What did I do wrong this time!”
“I’m sure I’ll mark the knight and Leon will take care of the monkey.”
At Arthur’s words that hit the point, Leon shut his mouth that he was trying to make an excuse for.
“… … .”
After staring at Arthur for a moment, Leon hesitantly apologized.
“… Sorry. I tried my best, but his magic was faster.”
Arthur didn’t reprimand Leon like that anymore.
Instead, a new order was issued.
“I have to go to kill Ian, so Leon takes care of the monkey.”
“… Sniff. I have nothing to say. Now that it’s like this, I’ll finish the monkey.”
“Can we do it right this time?”
“Even if you can’t, you should. You have to go ahead and interrupt Ian, so I’ll finish off the monkey no matter what.”
Arthur pondered for a while at Leon’s words, then patted my waist.
Leon’s eyes widened as he watched.
“… cane? Where did you get this?”
Arthur shrugged at Leon’s question.
“I stole it from the wizard I killed a while ago. I’ll lend you this, so make sure to kill the monkey this time. You know what I mean?”
Arthur gave Beast a menacing blow.
Leon answered, swallowing dry saliva.
“… i will surely kill But you took this wand from a wizard?”
“yes. It is a staff infused with a high-level fire spirit.”
“… Higher Fire Elemental? Gee, is it real!?”
“yes. I will help you kill the monkey.”
At Arthur’s words, Leon’s mouth fell open.
‘Is this staff really a staff with a higher level fire spirit?’
If true, it was an enormous artifact costing thousands of gold.
‘no… I can’t get these things even with money, so who the hell did I kill?’
Leon pondered for a moment, then shook his head.
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Now that I think about it, it didn’t matter where this staff came from.
The runaway monkey was more urgent and important.
Although wounded, anything could have happened if a warlock of that caliber was alive and not dead.
Thinking this far, Leon accepted the staff and said.
“Write well, Arthur. I will definitely kill the monkey.”
“Make no mistake this time, Leon.”
Leon nodded and hesitated as he tried to leave his seat.
‘I really wanted to see Arthur Bayern kill Ian Dormund with my own two eyes… This is what happened.’
Leon, who was speechless, let out a deep sigh.
‘I made a mistake this time, I can’t use the swarm… I’ll have to be content with monkeys.’
It was unfortunate that I wasn’t there to kill Ian, but the monkey wasn’t bad either.
Having made that decision, Leon turned around.
“ruler… Then let’s go.”
It was time to go hunting the evil beast.
* * *
After raiding the city of fanatics, Ian did not remain in the rear and moved immediately.
‘Blood Chalice… I don’t know what will happen if that thing gets into a vampire.’
There were so many legends associated with the Holy Grail.
That if the right owner holds the Holy Grail, they can claim eternal life.
Like being able to get spells comparable to dragons.
Rumors that are so absurd that they are dismissed as legends.
But Ian knew.
That what is called a legend is sometimes true.
So, I decided to leave the rest to the monkeys and the Dormund Knights and retrieve the Holy Grail myself.
It wasn’t hard to guess where the Holy Grail was.
‘The Blood Chalice is the sacred relic of vampires… If that’s the case, he’d have hidden it in the most gigantic and splendid place.’
Ian headed straight for the largest temple in the deformed city.
What a profit…
When I arrived at the temple, the gate that was blocking my way was wide open as if I had been waiting for it.
Ian murmured involuntarily.
“… You were waiting for me too, what is this?”
Ian burst out laughing and moved without hesitation.
Took. Took. Took.
The first thing he saw was a straight aisle.
The sound of the boots of Ian and the 10 knights echoed through the aisle.
It was a regular noise because there was no worry about getting lost.
For that matter, it was difficult to tell even an inch ahead because of the damp darkness that had settled down the aisle.
However, it was not a problem at all for Ian and the knights who transcended human limitations.
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The dank darkness, sticky, strange laughter began to ring in my ears from time to time.
In the midst of this incident, Ian stopped walking.
“… Is it the main gate again?’
After patting his chin for a moment, Ian drew his sword.
A royal family’s treasured sword plundered by Dormund.
The blade itself is like a sword, and the renowned sword shone in the dark.
Ian corrected his posture for a moment and swung the famous sword.
Ian’s blow split the darkness and the gate was split in half.
Turning his sword for a moment, Ian crossed the gate that was split in half.
At that moment, the corner of his mouth went up.
“… You were there.”
Above the small altar, the cause that brought me to the far north was shining.
It was the Blood Chalice, the treasure of vampires.
It was when Ian resumed his stopped steps and tried to approach the Holy Grail.
A thick bloody smell enveloped the interior of the temple.
“… … !”
Startled, Ian stepped back.
Ten knights surrounded him.
In the meantime, Ian narrowed his gaze and murmured.
“lake? however… .”
A lake of blood?
With his murmur, a figure emerged from the lake behind the Holy Grail.
It was a naked woman.
“… … .”
When Ian, who was embarrassed for a moment, kept his mouth shut, the woman who had escaped from the lake of blood clapped her hands.
At that moment, a sophisticated black habit was wrapped around her bare body.
Ian, who was watching the scene, broke the silence and asked a question.
“… It seems that you are the vampire princess.”
Yeanika Hazel opened her eyes at Ian’s question.
Ian’s escort knights, who were watching the scene, unknowingly swallowed dry saliva.
You shouldn’t think about your enemies like this, but the woman who opened her eyes was really beautiful.
White jade-like skin and gray hair.
Cherry lips on a sharp nose.
He even thought that if there was a goddess, he might be referring to the woman in front of him.
At that time, Yenica Hazel opened her mouth slowly and answered.
“Yes, that’s right. Confucius of Dormund.”
Ian’s eyebrows twitched.
“You know me?”
“How can you not recognize the thief who stole our clan’s holy relic?”
At her words, Ian burst into laughter.
“Funny. A thief looks at the owner and calls him a thief.”
“Not having a conscience is also a symbol of Dormund.”
“… Can I say such a thing in front of the Dormund clan?”
Yenika, speechless, laughed.
“From now on, I will kill you and avenge the grudge of the clan.”
With these words, the lake of blood vibrated violently.
The space that used to be full of bloody smell was now on the verge of stinging at the tip of the nose.
Ian murmured as the knights of Dormund trembled at the unusual incident.
‘Magic? no… This is bloodline.’
If such a phenomenon could not be felt, there was only lineage.
Because of that, when Ian’s expression slowly hardened, the lake of blood overflowed.
At the same time, the gushing wave of blood turned into a spear.
The surprised Dormund knights expressed their sword skills.
Ian also stopped thinking and drew his sword to prepare for Jenika Hazel’s attack.
That was the moment when Ian and Yenica were about to clash.
Unexpectedly, a wild gunshot rang out.
With the gunshot, the spears of blood that had been shot towards Ian were scattered at once.
Surprised, Jenika opened her mouth, and Ian also raised his eyes.
In the meantime, the man who landed after turning around in the air aimed his gun and knife at Yenika and Ian.
“Uh huh. You can’t cut in line.”
“… … ?”
“There is a turn, a turn. So, both of you, please stop fighting and step back.”
At these words, Jenika raised her eyes.
“It’s been a while, Jenika.”
After a brief bow, Arthur turned around.
I saw 10 nervous Dormund knights and Ian with a surprised expression.
Arthur raised a corner of his mouth and said hello.
“I finally met you. I missed you so much, everyone.”
Ian, who had been lost in Arthur’s words for a moment, came to his senses and said.
“… Who else are you?”
“hmm? Can’t you recognize me, Ian?”
At Arthur’s question, Ian’s eyebrows quietly gathered.
“Is it a black cross?”
“A black cross? no.”
“Are you a mercenary who came here after the black cross?”
“A mercenary is right, but that’s not the case either.”
“… Then who the hell are you, you bastard?”
Arthur laughed at Ian’s question.
“hahahaha… … .”
Ian’s brow furrowed at the sudden laughter.
‘what… Who is that?’
In the meantime, Arthur couldn’t control the laughter that burst out and shook his head.
“ha… driving me crazy. I just love it so much I think I’m going to turn around.”
With these words, Arthur dismantled the effect of the artifact.
At that moment, the blurred features became clear, and the original face that had been hidden was revealed in the darkness.
Ian’s eyes widened as he watched.
“… Arthur Bavaria?”
“yes that’s right. Arthur Bayern. Ian. Now you recognize me.”
Ian was flustered and blurted out.
“How are you… .”
“Why are you here? Aren’t you asking something too obvious?”
Arthur raised his sword and aimed it at Ian.
“Of course I came to see you. Even surpassing death.”
Ian shut his mouth at Arthur’s words.
‘What is that… Isn’t that bullsh*t?’
You said you came all the way to the north to see me?
But what is the sound of overcoming death?
It was when Ian’s expression distorted in an incomprehensible situation.
With an exclamation close to moaning, Arthur’s vision reversed.
The world distorted, everything mixed up.
As Arthur watched the distorted world, he knew.
The fact that the mental illness I was enduring had finally burst.
But Arthur couldn’t stand it.
‘In front of Ian?’
If it had been in front of other people, I would have tried to come to my senses somehow.
However, it was fine in front of Ian.
He’s the one who made me go crazy.
After thinking this far, Arthur raised his sword and said.
“I’ll kill you for sure this time, Ian.”
After a long period of patience, the time for revenge has returned.