The Duke’s Madness - Chapter 119
The Duke’s Madness chapter 119
The moment he met Ian, Arthur’s world spun around.
The sky and the ground were reversed, and all the colors were jumbled together, and the distinction between lines disappeared.
In it, Jenika became a blood-soaked bird.
‘Is it a rare bird?’
And the Dormund Knights became hideous monsters.
‘Aw, that’s ugly!’
However, Ian was the same.
A man in his early 30s with a blunt look that seems to have lost his mind somewhere.
A man who is regarded as the next successor to Cain Dormund and is called a treasure born by the Empire.
In a world gone mad, for some reason, Ian was the same as he had been before.
So Arthur was relieved.
‘I could have been in big trouble if I mistook it for someone else, but I’m glad I did.’
In addition, killing Ian, who has turned into a monster, will not be exciting.
Because Ian is Ian, he is a man worth it.
Thinking this far, Arthur burst into laughter.
“The situation is very good right now. Isn’t it Ian?”
Ian came to his senses at Arthur’s question.
‘… … good? What’s the situation now?’
Ian couldn’t hide his embarrassed expression.
To him, this whole situation was unfamiliar and strange.
Why is Arthur Bayern, who should be at Arcane University, here?
Why does Arthur Bavaria say he’s killing himself?
Even if it went beyond common sense, it couldn’t have been something that went far beyond common sense.
It was no different for Jenika, who was on the other side.
‘Why is Arthur Bayern here?’
He must be taking midterms at Arcane University?
‘Couldn’t be chasing the bounty on my neck… Did you come here?’
Jenika pondered for a moment and shook her head.
If that were the case, he would have pointed the knife at himself, not at Ian Dormund.
Concerned, Yenika finally opened her mouth and asked a question.
There was no reason to devise alone when the person concerned was right in front of his nose.
“Confucius, why are you here?”
Instead of answering her question, Arthur turned his head away.
Then, he brought the beast to his lips and smiled.
“… … ?”
“This is a very important moment. So please be quiet, Jenika.”
At Arthur’s words, Yenika blinked.
In the meantime, Arthur turned his head and looked at Ian.
Ian’s expression, which had been lost somewhere, was alive again.
Soon after, he returned to his original expression, and he raised his head and met Arthur’s gaze.
“… … ?”
“My father was always interested in Bayern.”
Ian raised an eyebrow.
“I wondered why. It is said to be a prestigious family, but it is the glory of an old era. Why are you so interested in the crumbling family? .”
“… … .”
“But seeing you now, I understand, Arthur Bayern.”
With these words, Ian drew his sword.
“Bayern are people who should not exist in this world. What your father said was true.”
At Ian’s words, Arthur laughed again.
Arthur shook his head with that laugh and murmured.
“Are you used to it already? no way… Please be a little more confused. How long have I been waiting for this moment?”
At Arthur’s words, Ian lowered his gaze and said.
“What is there to be upset about? It’s enough if I catch you right here and interrogate you.”
“is it so? hmm… Well, that’s right too. I am also you.”
Arthur nodded and raised his magic sword.
The two men, who were looking at each other like that, jumped up without warning.
An unexpected battle began with a harsh metal sound.
Watching the scene, Jenika burst out laughing.
‘What the hell is this?’
Thanks to the sudden appearance of Arthur Bayern, all the painstakingly drawn pictures were destroyed.
‘Why is Ian, who should die by my hand, fighting Arthur Bayern?’
Her head just couldn’t make sense of it.
But I couldn’t think deeply.
“Sir, grab that b*tch and kneel in front of me!”
It was because the 10 Dormund knights who had been silent were moved by the order given by Ian, who was clashing with Arthur.
Looking at the Dormund knights pulling out their swords, Yenica murmured.
‘I don’t know what it is… It shouldn’t take too long.’
There was not much time left to offer the sacrifice.
If I can’t kill Ian by the time the full moon rises, everything will go to waste.
Because of that, there was life in Yenica’s eyes.
‘Now that it’s like this… I have no choice but to kill them all.’
At that moment, the sleeping vampires, the power of the people of the moon, awoke.
In the aftermath of that power, the lake of blood shuddered.
The knights who watched the strange phenomenon shouted harshly.
“Don’t be alarmed! That b*tch is a vampire! It is a monster!”
Vampires and knights with wild cries.
The battle between the two historical beings has begun.
* * *
Swords and swords are exchanged.
When Arthur stabbed, Ian blocked, and when Arthur blocked, Ian stabbed.
As if they had made a promise, the two of them exchanged air and water, shook off each other’s swords equally and widened their distance.
“… … .”
After glaring at each other for a moment, Arthur and Ian collided again.
Ian and Arthur’s swords were exchanged in a dizzying manner.
As he went through that series of processes, Ian’s eyes gradually widened.
‘Arthur Bayern… Follow my sword?’
How did that guy who was called a fool?
Ian’s brow furrowed slightly at the question in his head, but he soon shook his head.
He was a skilled knight and swordsman.
And a skilled swordsman doesn’t think about it during battle, even when facing any enemy.
It was the same even now.
Ian, who erased all the doubts in his head, muttered with his eyes shining.
‘Without wasting time, subdue immediately.’
Then it won’t be too late to clear up this question.
Having made a decision, Ian spurred Arthur’s sword roughly and let out a breath.
At that moment, a gray-colored sword soared through his sword.
Knight of the 7th Circle.
Up to the level of the 10th circle called the Sword Master, the supreme swordsman’s swordsmanship consumed the darkness within a few steps.
Ian said, aiming the sword with the sword at Arthur.
“If you surrender even now, I will spare your life, Arthur Bayern.”
At his words, Arthur narrowed his eyes.
“Are you sure you’re going to beat me with swordsmanship?”
“oh? Do you really think that only you can use sword skills?”
Arthur laughed softly.
The moment Ian felt a sense of incongruity at that appearance, the sword spirit soared from Arthur’s demonic sword.
Riding on the red light blade, the soaring red light sword ate up the darkness of the square this time.
As Ian watched the scene, Ian’s expression was colored with astonishment.
“… what? A sword?”
Arthur, who was watching the scene, burst into exclamation.
“Ohh… That’s a nice expression, Ian.”
“… … .”
“When you look like that, it’s very irritating. I like it.”
Ian’s expression softened at Arthur’s words.
‘That’s… What do you mean?’
But I couldn’t think deeply.
It was because Arthur, who rushed in between them, thrust out his sword.
Swords and swords collided with each other, sparks flew out.
In the midst of that, Ian, who managed to fix his expression, burst out laughing.
“… I am getting more and more curious about you.”
Arthur raised an eyebrow.
“That’s a common match. I want to see a little more of your distorted expression.”
With these words, Ian jumped up.
Arthur also jumped up from his seat in line with Ian.
They exchanged swords with each other in midair.
After that, the fierce fighting began again.
Even after coming down to the ground, the two swordsman’s workshop did not stop.
The waves of collision between swords and swords created a small gust of wind, and the falling embers turned into shooting stars to illuminate the surroundings.
As they exchanged swords with each other for a long time, Ian thought.
‘This guy is dangerous.’
When I hit my sword, I thought maybe it could be.
However, the manifestation of swordplay was a different story.
‘There’s no way that dumb Arthur Bayern could put his sword skills around.’
something that can never happen.
However, it became a reality and appeared in front of my eyes.
Whatever the reason, it couldn’t have been a dangerous situation.
Because of that, Ian hurriedly tried to end the battle.
That will is the lineage of the Dormund family.
It led to awakening the [Spirit of Blessing].
The moment that lineage was manifested, wild flames erupted from behind Arthur.
[I obey your command, my lord.]
Higher level fire spirit.
It was the flame that Ifrit had vomited.
Surprised, Arthur raised his eyes, and Ian raised a corner of his mouth.
It was when Ian, convinced by Arthur’s expression, tried to attack from both sides with Ifrit.
Arthur scratched his head in surprise.
“ah… Are you going to use spirits?”
“It is difficult. I want to share the knife with you a little longer.”
With these words, Ifrit’s flames rushing toward Arthur disappeared.
To be precise, a higher water spirit that appeared somewhere in between erased the flame of Ifrit.
Ian’s eyes widened as he exchanged swords with Arthur.
“… what? Undine?”
At that moment, the ground Ian was standing on shook violently.
Surprised, Ian jumped up from his seat.
At the same time, the gnome’s hand, which had risen to grab Ian, caught only the empty air.
“Gnome… Are you dealing with it?”
With these words, Ian’s expression collapsed for the first time.
He stuttered, unable to hide his embarrassment.
“How do you get the spirits… That’s a higher level spirit… .”
At that, Arthur shrugged.
“Is it too early to be surprised?”
“… … .”
“There are a lot of things we haven’t shown you yet, so should we be surprised by something like this?”
Ian’s mouth fell open at Arthur’s answer.
‘Is it just like this?’
What could be more surprising than seeing an idiot who meets again after a few years dealing with sword skills and two high-ranking spirits?
Then Arthur put his hand on my chest and said.
“I’ve prepared so much to kill you, but it’s very difficult if you’re surprised already.”
Ian frowned and burst into anger.
“You bastard! What nonsense now… .”
However, the words did not carry on to the end.
A gunshot rang out, and Ian’s cheek was scratched.
Ian’s body stiffened at the blood dripping down his jawline.
At the same time, his thoughts stopped for a while.
‘I… Did you bleed?’
Because he couldn’t react to that Arthur Bayern’s shot and got injured?
At that time, Arthur Bayern, who was in front of me, disappeared.
Startled, Ian tried to twist his body, but it was already too late.
Arthur Bavaria, who had disappeared, appeared right in front of him and thrust out his sword.
At the same time, a lightning bolt that burst out of nowhere paralyzed Ian’s body.
Ian murmured in amazement at the blazing lightning.
‘Thunderbolt, magic? no… lineage?’
The moment he finished thinking about it, Arthur’s magic sword pierced Ian’s shoulder.
Ian, who let out a moan, hesitantly backed away.
Arthur drove Ian up to the wall and grabbed him by the neck.
Ian, who was suffocating, struggled while being held in Arthur’s hand.
Arthur muttered as he watched.
“I said, Ian? It would be difficult if you were surprised already.”
“There are so many things we haven’t shown yet. So don’t be too surprised. What if your heart suddenly crashes and you die?”
Ian, who managed to come to his senses at Arthur’s words, murmured.
“… Are you crazy?”
Arthur raised his eyes.
“You know that now?”
“Crazy is 10 years from now. I’ve gone mad because of you.”
At this, Arthur laughed.
“Fortunately, it is normal now. So um… .”
Arthur, speechless, shrugged.
“It’s temporarily insane. Do you understand what I mean?”
At Arthur’s words, Ian was silent.
It was because he couldn’t understand with his common sense beyond knowing whether the words he had just a moment ago were a question or an answer.
But one thing was certain.
‘Arthur Bavaria… It’s not normal.’
The moment I realized that fact, Ian’s eyes trembled.
“… … .”
Feelings that I haven’t felt in a long time slowly rose in my heart.
It was when Ian, who could not admit his feelings, gritted his teeth.
Arthur said with a smile.
“ruler… Then shall we begin? at first… hmm. is it so.”
“Like your brother Bill, let’s start with the eyes. Do you like it, Ian?”
Ian’s eyes widened.
“… what? Shall we start like Bill?”
“yes. you have a brother That shrewd youngest.”
Arthur’s eyes drew an arc.
“Don’t you like the idea of taking out your eyes first like that youngest?”
At these words, Ian’s mental world was shaken.
‘Bill? Bill, my youngest brother?’
Blindfolded like that Bill?
‘Then that accident… Wasn’t it a coincidence?’
Ian’s mouth fell shut.
At the same time, I could see the eyes of Arthur Bavaria, which had sunk low.
Ian, who had been looking into the abyss-like eyes, had no choice but to admit it.
“… … .”
The smiling Arthur Bayern became genuinely scared.