The Duke’s Madness - Chapter 122
The Duke’s Madness chapter 122
Ian stared blankly at the hole in his chest.
“… … .”
After grabbing the knife, death was always something I was prepared for.
However, he did not even dream that he would face an end like this.
‘Who would have expected that?’
To think that Ian Dormund of the world was pierced through the chest by dumb Arthur Bayern.
Ian laughed, coughing up phlegm-covered blood.
“Kuk-kuk… Ha ha ha… .”
Arthur, who was watching him, tilted his head.
“Why are you laughing, Ian? Are you happy to die?”
“Keuk… It’s more embarrassing than happy.”
“Are you kidding me?”
“okay… I never dreamed that I would face a death like this.”
Arthur burst into laughter.
“Why is that absurd?”
“I even died and came back to life to kill you.”
“… … .”
“That was not enough, so I went back to the past. Isn’t it strange that you don’t die after doing this?”
At Arthur’s words, Ian burst out laughing.
Until the last minute, talking nonsense like that.
Ian had no choice but to admit it.
“It’s all because of you.”
Ian didn’t answer.
He was staring at the approaching death.
He murmured, barely holding on to his breath, which would not be strange if it stopped at any moment.
“… You too will soon face the same end.”
“well. Wouldn’t that be your father and Can Madrid first?”
“… Are you killing them?”
Arthur laughed softly.
“So don’t make that lonely face.”
“You are scary right now.”
“You keep talking to me because you’re afraid of dying. no?’
Ian’s eyes widened.
He was at a loss as if his private parts had been discovered.
“no… I am… .”
Arthur smiled warmly at him who was speechless.
“… … .”
“Because I will protect you by my side.”
Ian’s expression twisted bizarrely as he watched that smile.
“Arthur… Arthur Bayern!!!”
He shouted and grabbed Arthur by the collar.
Arthur watched him silently.
Even that action fueled Ian’s anger.
“Your bastard… ! You guys are me until the end… !”
Ian shouted harshly and grabbed Arthur by the neck.
Arthur did not react to that radical action.
In the meantime, Ian muttered with tears in his eyes.
“why… did you kill me… why me… I will die here… .”
Ian’s mouth fell open.
“… … .”
slowly, very slowly.
Ian’s hand, which was holding Arthur’s neck, also fell off.
Arthur, who was watching the scene, murmured.
“He is dead.”
One of the targets of revenge that I couldn’t kill in my previous life.
he finally died
At that moment, Arthur burst into exclamation.
The muddled world began to find its original color again.
At the same time, I recalled old memories in a thrill.
‘In the end, the more you take revenge, the more painful it is in the end.’
It was the advice someone gave to himself who was crazy about the future and revenge.
At the time, he thought that this might be true.
His life of only pursuing revenge was so devastated.
But now that Ian was killed, Arthur knew.
“Is this painful?”
Arthur shook his head as he looked at the shining world.
“no… Not being able to take revenge is more painful.”
The world has brightened up so much because I succeeded in revenge, and it feels so good.
It seemed that the person had not succeeded in revenge.
Arthur raised a corner of his mouth and murmured.
“So look forward to it. Kane and Khan… How would you feel if you killed both of them?”
Anticipating the end, Arthur rose from his seat.
It’s time to go back home
* * *
The angry monkey started to rampage.
[I will kill you, you bastard!]
Dormund’s staff given by Arthur Bayern.
It was because he mistook the staff for Leon who slaughtered the Dormund soldiers in the rear.
Leon hurriedly defended himself against the angry monkey’s fist.
“Now, wait a minute! Misunderstanding, monkey!”
“It wasn’t me who killed the Dormund soldiers!!”
[Isn’t that what you did? Then who is it?]
“This is not me, ah… .”
Leon, who was speechless, shut his mouth.
‘… for a moment. When you mention Arthur Bavaria, aren’t you being chased by an angry lunatic rather than a monkey?’
Leon let out a groan.
Of the monkeys and the angry Arthur Bayern, when asked which one was more difficult to deal with, there was no question.
‘… My, damn it! that son of a b*tch! He must have given me the wand for this!’
Eventually, Leon closed his gaping mouth.
The monkey’s eyes rolled back.
[Follow me till the end!!!]
The monstrous monkey’s huge fist surged over Leon’s head.
Martial, who was watching the scene from the side, barely held Leon and rolled to the side before the monkey’s fist touched him.
The seat where I had been standing a while ago was hollowed out.
Leon let out a deep sigh.
“… Whoa. I can’t help it. I must subdue the monkey even at the cost of my life.”
Martial, who was moaning next to him, was startled and tried sign language.
“It can’t be helped, Martial. Shouldn’t we live and see?”
[but! If you use that power… .]
Leon grumbled at Martial’s dissuade.
“If I die, tell Arthur Bayern clearly. If things go wrong, they say they’ll go after them even if they become ghosts.”
With these words, it was the moment Leon tried to raise the ability of the Empire’s lineage.
A familiar voice came from behind me.
“… What are you doing, Prince?’
Arthur Bavaria’s maid.
It was a genie.
Surprised, Leon turned his head.
“Miss Ginny! Where are you from!”
“… Where do you come from? I’ve been blocking Dormund soldiers with Mr. Carpe until now.”
“Hey! Well done! that guy! We have to deal with him!”
At Leon’s words, the eyes of Carpe, the Necromancer who appeared from behind Genie, widened.
“No, that guy… ? That’s him! The black magician of Dormund!”
Carpe, who recognized the monster’s true identity at once, passed Leon and walked forward.
The monkey’s expression distorted at Carpe’s cry.
“Looking at it, I guess I should call you a shapeshifter, not a warlock!”
[Shut up! Who are you pointing out on the subject of the corpse!]
This time, Carpe distorted his expression.
“what!? A guy who gloomily recites curses in the corner of a closet calls himself a corpse master!”
[I’ll say it! The guy who gloomily touches corpses in the corner of the closet!]
Leon and Genie, who watched the two of them, blinked their eyes.
“… It’s a pretty amazing conversation.”
Then the monkey let out a bizarre laugh.
[Keuk… Good for you. Since I revealed this anyway, I was going to kill them all, but I never thought they would find me on their own.]
Carpe’s eyes widened at the monkey’s words.
“You are me?”
[why? Do you think you can’t kill me?]
Carpe burst out laughing.
“hahahaha… Have you ever seen such a stupid black magician? He didn’t even know what situation he was in.”
At Carpe’s words, the monkey burst into laughter this time.
[I’ll give it back literally. A military corpse man who does not know what situation he is in.]
“Tsk tsk. okay… Then go wild sometime.”
At Carpe’s provocation, the monkey raised its mouth.
[No reservations. I’ll kill you at once, a corpse man.]
With these words, the monkey threw a fist.
Leon and Genie, who were watching, shouted in surprise.
Hearing that urgent cry, Carpe relaxedly crossed his arms.
The moment Leon and Ginny’s eyes widened at that sight, Carpe shouted out loud.
With that cry, the monkey’s fist rushing toward Carpe missed.
The monkey that hit the ground stumbled.
When Ginny and Leon’s mouths opened, someone appeared from afar.
“… Carpe. What is that guy?’
A warrior of the northern snow fields with bloodshot red eyes.
It was Taken.
At his appearance, Carpe replied excitedly.
“Taken! It’s him! The one who cursed you!”
Taken’s eyes widened at Carpe’s explanation.
In the meantime, the monkey, which had been moaning after being hit by a suddenly flying greatsword, was startled.
At the monkey’s cry, Taken slowly turned his head.
Then he asked with a sly smile on his lips.
“How would you like to die? black magician? You can’t buy it, so just say it without that.”
* * *
Leaving Ian’s body behind, Arthur stroked his chin.
“hmm… Yenika. Do you want to die?”
After being subjected to some kind of witchcraft by Ian, who became a monster, she has not been able to wake up.
In addition, it was very thin, as if it would stop breathing, but it would not be strange if it died at any time.
Because of that, Undine was summoned, but even the higher water spirits could not heal her.
[This is not trauma, Arthur. The soul itself is seriously wounded. Even I can’t even heal the soul.]
Undine’s explanation reminded Arthur.
‘no way… Was the smoke sucked in by Ian, who became a monster, Yenica’s soul?’
“oh my god… The soul really exists.”
It couldn’t have been a surprising fact.
Then, is there such a thing as an afterlife?
Arthur, who had lost his mind for a moment on the other side, soon came to his senses and murmured.
“hmm… But didn’t I absorb Ian’s power?”
So, wouldn’t it be possible to return the soul to Yenika?
Arthur, who raised the corner of his mouth, immediately focused his mind.
At that moment, the sleeping vampire.
To be precise, the blood of the Vampire Lord has awakened.
Arthur concentrated his mind in that state.
‘Yenika’s soul… Jenika’s soul… Jenika… hmm?’
Come to think of it, what the hell is Yenika’s soul?
It was when Arthur tilted his head and opened his closed eyes.
A thin thread was protruding from the tip of her finger.
Arthur, whose eyes lit up, passed the thread into Yenica’s mouth.
The stunned Yenika didn’t budge, but in fact it went into her mouth on its own.
Arthur, who watched the scene, raised the corner of his mouth.
Yenika’s complexion improved noticeably as she began to eat the thread that slipped out of her fingertip.
However, I haven’t woken up yet, probably from the aftermath of the shock.
Arthur fed her a little more thread from his finger, then stood up.
“Ugh… I also have a lot of affection. I can’t even turn a blind eye to this kind of fanaticism or the head, even if I know him.”
Arthur shook his head and looked away.
“ruler… Then, shall we clean up after ourselves?”
It didn’t do any good to see Ian’s body or Dormund’s body in sight.
Because of this, Arthur summoned the gnomes and ordered them to be erased.
[Arthur to clear the traces? how?]
“hmm… Let’s bury it neatly.”
The gnome’s eyes widened at Arthur’s words.
Admiration escaped the gnome’s mouth.
To bury the dead by my own hands to erase the traces.
The gnome gave a thumbs up.
[Yeah, it’s Arthur!]
With a subtle compliment, the gnome set to work.
As Arthur silently watched the scene from the side, a forgotten memory came to mind.
‘Come to think of it… What was that memory?’
When I absorbed the bloodline of the fainting Jenika, her memories flowed naturally.
Jenika Hazel was abused as a child.
Jenika Hazel met Carpe and Taken in their youth.
Jenika Hazel enters Arcane University and looks at herself.
Arthur, who was still recalling the memories of her vividly, raised his eyes.
“Oh, this can’t be… ?”
Is it one of the abilities of Bavaria’s hidden bloodline that Whitebeard was talking about at the time?
“oh… Is it plausible?”
If it wasn’t for that, I couldn’t see Jenika’s childhood all of a sudden.
Arthur muttered, his eyes twinkling.
‘That means… If you drink Ian’s blood, you can steal his memories, right?’
If my predictions were correct, I might be able to glimpse some unanswered questions.
‘From the secret of the Holy Grail to the secret of the Bavarian family.’
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Not only that, but also the secret information of Dormund that Ian had.
Arthur did not hide his admiration, and immediately shouted at the gnome.
“Gnome! Leave Ian’s body alone!”
[…] Ian? You mean this grandfather?]
Instead of answering, Arthur walked over to Ian’s body.
Then he tore Ian’s palm and began to collect the blood flowing down his hand.
The gnome, startled by the sudden action, opened his mouth.
‘Stop, no way…’ ! Isn’t it!?’
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Now that living people aren’t enough, they even drink the blood of corpses?
As the frightened gnome trembled, Arthur thought.
‘It’s still warm. hmm… But is it possible that it’s the blood of a corpse?’
Thoughtful, Arthur shook his head.
Right now, it seemed better to focus on the possibility rather than thinking about anything else.
Having made that decision, Arthur drank Ian’s blood.
Bitter and tasteless blood traveled down the esophagus and into the stomach.
Arthur tried to ignore the taste and closed his eyes.
And the moment I slowly raised my concentration, my heart beat wildly.
Surprised, Arthur opened his closed eyes.
At the same time, the surrounding scenery suddenly changed.
“what? Where are you?”
It was time for Arthur, who tilted his head, to look around.
An all-too-familiar voice penetrated my ears.
[Prince. Why are you aiming for Bayern?]
It was Ian’s father.