The Duke’s Madness - Chapter 129
The Duke’s Madness chapter 129
The magician’s strength varies depending on the length of training.
The wizard who trained for 10 years sparked a spark,
A wizard who has trained for 50 years can shoot sparks.
Wizards who trained for 100 years were able to use flames.
Then, what about a wizard who has been trained for 1000 years?
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No one was able to answer the questions posed.
This is because human lifespan could not have been 1000 years.
Even the great mage who left his name in history lived less than 200 years at most.
But some say
If a human lived for a thousand years and only trained magic for that thousand years, wouldn’t that skill be comparable to [Dragon]?
It was a plausible assumption, but it was meaningless.
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No human wizard has ever lived a thousand years.
* * *
Arthur thought as he looked at the white beard standing in front of his eyes.
‘Is it worth a try?’
When we first met, the white beard didn’t even think of holding a sword.
But now it was different.
It’s still a huge wall, but I didn’t think that I couldn’t get over it, and I had a sense of triumph rather than fear.
So Arthur drew his sword without hesitation.
The red sword eats up the darkness.
As Whitebeard unknowingly stared at the strange flame, Arthur opened his mouth.
“Shall we begin, Mr. Whitebeard?”
The white beard, who had come to his senses, burst out laughing.
“You really… It is very unique.”
“I feel bad to hear that from Mr. Whitebeard.”
“… Do you feel bad hearing from me?”
“yes. Aren’t those who have lived for a thousand years more unique?’
Whitebeard blinked at Arthur’s question.
“hmm… Is that too?”
The white beard shook his head and smiled.
“Then, how much do you think a wizard has lived for that thousand years?”
With these words, the temple shook.
The ground he was stepping on shook violently, and old dust fell from the walls engraved with murals.
In the midst of that incident, Arthur flew lightly.
Beast’s bullets shot out and rushed towards Whitebeard.
But, just like before, he stopped with a single finger left.
‘what? Is it some kind of special magic?’
Arthur tilted his head and swung his magic sword again.
The magic sword shot out like a whip aimed at Whitebeard’s neck.
Whitebeard groaned and moved his neck lightly.
The magic sword’s blow missed by a piece of paper.
When Arthur’s forehead narrowed at that sight, he felt strong heat.
Arthur turned his gaze and raised his eyes to the lava bubbling on the ground.
“It will sting.”
With Whitebeard’s warning, hellfire soared.
Whitebeard, who watched the scene leisurely, thought.
‘He wouldn’t have died, what are you going to show me this time?’
Are you trying to regenerate your body with the troll lineage you saw last time?
In the meantime, the flames of hell went out, and the ashes flew.
Whitebeard, who narrowed his gaze, burst out laughing.
Red blood was covering Arthur’s body like a barrier.
“okay… I forgot about that. The lineage of the Vampire Lord!”
At the white beard’s words, Arthur asked while brushing off the ashes from his body.
“Do you know about this lineage?”
“Then you know. The king of all vampires, the lord of darkness. It is the blood of one of the few beings worthy of the title of king in this world.”
“If Mr. Whitebeard says that much, isn’t that a lot of blood?”
“yes… Dragon blood, after dragon blood, is the most precious lineage.”
Arthur’s eyebrows furrowed.
“hmm… I look forward to hearing you say that. Now, shall we go again?”
With these words, Arthur disappeared.
Whitebeard, who had been watching, memorized a spell and wrapped the barrier.
Arthur’s magic sword and Whitebeard’s barrier clashed violently.
In the struggle, Arthur focused his mind.
‘How did the monster Ian turned into fight?’
It must have been fought using blood, right?
The moment I recalled that memory, something soared on the blade of the magic sword.
The moment Arthur’s eyes widened at the sudden change, the demonic sword trembled violently.
‘oh? Did my blood cover the blade of the magic sword?’
But the miracle did not end here.
When the blade of the magic sword was covered with my own blood, to my surprise, the white beard’s barrier began to crack.
Arthur raised his eyes and swung his sword without thinking deeply.
However, Whitebeard, who had pulled back earlier, swung his staff.
Something white that let out a grotesque cry attacked Arthur.
Arthur tilted his head and jumped up.
However, something white that came out of Whitebeard’s staff pursued Arthur to the end.
‘It’s dangerous to touch.’
Arthur did not ignore the warnings sent by his instincts.
Arthur, who rotated the ring on his chest, pulled out his sword.
Then, I cut something white with a straight line that was chasing me.
Something white, slashed by the black air, screamed and disappeared.
Whitebeard laughed again.
“Swordki! Looking at the mana I can feel, it’s now the 6th circle!”
Arthur scratched his head at the sight that showed no signs of impatience.
“It’s tricky. Mr. Whitebeard.”
“Then you have to be picky.”
“I guess so.”
Arthur nodded and jumped up.
The corner of the mouth of the white beard who was watching went up.
‘It’s different. Are you serious?’
Along with that question, Arthur’s sword, which was surrounded by swordsmanship, rushed in.
Whitebeard tried to avoid it this time as well.
But Arthur’s sword came first.
The robe on Whitebeard’s shoulders was cut off.
The moment Whitebeard’s eyes widened at the incident, Arthur whispered.
“How long did you think I would never know?”
Whitebeard hastily stretched out his hand.
At that moment, a huge wave gushed out and blew Arthur’s eardrums.
Thanks to that, my vision suddenly turned around.
But the extended sword did not stop.
Eventually, Arthur cut Whitebeard’s shoulder and landed on the other side.
The white beard looked at the blood dripping from his shoulder and let out a dejected laugh.
“How did you know? That I manipulate time?”
In response to his question, Arthur brushed off the blood on his magic sword and said.
“It’s nothing. The blows I was supposed to reach kept not reaching me.”
The white beard raised the corners of his eyes.
“With just that, you figured out my magic?”
“That’s enough for a swordsman.”
With these words, Arthur raised his magic sword.
“Next is the neck, Mr. Whitebeard. be careful.”
At Arthur’s warning, the smile on the corner of Whitebeard’s mouth disappeared.
Being expressionless, he murmured softly.
“The bugs are annoying.”
* * *
Arthur’s sword swung.
The sword and the demonic sword covered in the blood of the vampire lord pounded the whitebeard’s barrier roughly.
The cracked barrier turned into grains of light and fell down.
In that state, Whitebeard flew up.
‘Write… How about aerial combat?’
He had lost his space jumping lineage, and there was a limit to the amount of time he could float in the air.
Then the magic sword pierced.
The moment Arthur opened his eyes at the sudden change, his body floated into the air by itself.
Arthur’s body exclaimed and started chasing the white beard that floated in the air against his will.
‘Could it be the power of the vampire lord lineage?’
Thoughtful, Arthur nodded.
‘According to Leon, the Vampire Lord is also an excellent wizard… It’s not that surprising.’
Arthur raised his lips slightly and bent his knees.
Even though it was empty, Arthur, who had been shot out as if there was a foothold, swung his magic sword.
The expressionless white beard waved his hand at Arthur’s blow.
At that moment, dozens of blades shot out of the air blocked Arthur’s sword.
Arthur jumped up in the middle of the power struggle that started for a while.
Then, after cutting off all the swords that blocked his way, he aimed for Whitebeard’s neck.
‘First slowly, then quickly.’
In front of the time-manipulating Whitebeard, normal attacks were futile.
‘I have to mix an anomaly outside of Whitebeard’s magic.’
With that thought, it was the moment Arthur’s sword aimed at Whitebeard’s neck.
Something came out through the stomach.
It was a black tentacle.
Arthur’s body shuddered as he groaned.
The tentacles that had pierced his stomach were shaking at will.
Arthur, who vomited blood, turned the direction of the magic sword and cut off the tentacle.
Unexpectedly, the tentacles were easily cut off.
However, there was not one tentacle rising from the shadow of the white beard.
Dozens of tentacles that had pierced his stomach a moment ago turned into spears and knives and rushed towards Arthur.
Arthur clenched his tongue, gulped down the blood that flowed down his mouth, and raised the Beast.
Acrid smoke rose along with the bullets that had been fired.
Whitebeard, who had been watching them, murmured quietly.
“Come out and bite.”
With his spell, a huge monster emerged from the shadows.
It was a grotesque monster resembling an octopus, just like the horse with a white beard.
Of course, its size was incomparable to that of an ordinary octopus.
Arthur, who exclaimed, blinked his eyes as he looked at the monster that could easily swallow a building.
“It’s really big, this one. What on earth did you eat to make it so big?”
Whitebeard did not answer Arthur’s question.
Instead, he pierced the ceiling blocking his stomach with magic, and soared up.
Arthur, who was watching the back, thought.
‘There’s nothing good about giving the wizard time.’
Arthur immediately summoned the two spirits.
[Three, my God… What is that?]
Undine and the gnomes who appeared in the present world at Arthur’s call couldn’t hide their astonishment as they looked at the monster in front of them.
Arthur commanded the two spirits.
“Cook some octopus for me. Gnome Undine.”
At the same time, the monster pounced on the gnomes and undines.
With the resounding gnome’s scream, Arthur chased after Whitebeard.
Through the hole in the ceiling, Arthur returned to the underground city and looked around.
I saw a white beard floating in the air, eyes closed.
‘I will definitely cut it this time.’
With that thought, the moment Arthur swung the magic sword, something surged up.
Arthur’s eyes widened as he blocked the blow.
Surprisingly, the tail protruding from Whitebeard’s butt was blocking his demonic sword.
In the meantime, the white beard opened his closed eyes and muttered.
“… Long time no see.”
With these words, two black wings rose from his back.
Arthur exclaimed, raised the beast and aimed at Whitebeard.
However, at the momentary shaken vision, he stopped and pulled the trigger into the air.
Arthur, who tilted his head, tried to forcefully hold the sight that began to spin.
However, the body, which had already lost its will, did not listen.
Whitebeard muttered as he watched.
“Originally, humans only accept what is within their common sense.”
At his words, Arthur forcibly turned his head.
I saw a white beard that had turned into a monster covered in red.
Arthur, who looked at him with his chin shaking, thought.
The white beard now looked surprisingly like that.
Then Whitebeard whispered.
“But what if we see something out of common sense? Have you ever thought about Arthur Bayern?”
* * *
The white beard’s face in Arthur’s vision distorted.
He giggled as he turned into an indescribably hideous monster.
As the laughter grew louder, Arthur felt a wild vertigo and stomach-turning vomit rise.
‘Is it similar to when I saw Ian turned into a monster?’
The problem was that it was even worse.
I could have moved then, but now I couldn’t even move.
Then Whitebeard opened his mouth and asked a question.
“What will happen if you look at something out of common sense? Have you ever thought about Arthur Bayern?”
Arthur barely opened his mouth to answer.
“no? By the way, is there anything out of common sense?”
“Aren’t you looking right in front of your eyes?”
“… … .”
“Now I… What does it look like?”
Arthur barely answered Whitebeard’s question.
“devil… is not it?”
Whitebeard smiled at Arthur’s question.
“Yes, the devil.”
“Is that why my vision is shaking like this?”
“that’s right. Ordinary humans are frightened when they look at the unknown. Ego collapses and goes crazy. It’s not a question of mental strength. Humans are the natural limits of the species.”
With his explanation, the white beard’s expression twisted grotesquely.
At the same time, the world was distorted.
The gathering darkness created a chill and consumed the light.
Dark clouds gathered on the ceiling of the underground city and struck red lightning.
The moment Arthur’s mouth opened at that bizarre phenomenon, Whitebeard burst into laughter.
“It’s over, Arthur Bayern.”
With these words, Whitebeard moved slowly.
“No matter how you are… You won’t be able to do anything in that state. After all, you are human too.”
At his words, Arthur thought.
‘I can’t move because I’m facing the devil.’
To be precise, it was that I couldn’t move because I saw an existence outside of common sense.
Thinking this far, Arthur tilted his head.
‘But is that beyond common sense?’
After thinking for a moment, Arthur narrowed his eyes.
‘That’s… Aren’t they the monsters I used to see every day?’
When killing Dormund humans, some of them changed their appearance.
Because of that, from Arthur’s point of view, in fact, it wasn’t such a surprise.
It was rather strange to be afraid of the monsters he had seen so many times whenever he encountered Dormund humans.
The moment I realized that, my body trembled.
Whitebeard, who had been watching, also flinched in surprise.
In the meantime, Arthur, who exclaimed, opened and closed his fists.
“… oh? Are you moving properly?”
It was not an illusion.
Her body, which had not been listening a while ago, as well as her shaky vision began to be properly captured again.
As a result, the corner of Arthur’s mouth went up, and Whitebeard opened his mouth in amazement.
“Come on! How are you moving?”
Arthur turned his head to answer his question.
“hmm… well. I don’t know yet, but I’m sure it’s not the first time I’ve seen it, Mr. Whitebeard.”
“what? Isn’t this the first time you’ve seen this?”
The white beard raised an eyebrow in embarrassment.
“You… You saw the devil? Where the hell did you see it?”
Arthur smiled at his question.
“I saw it every day. its appearance. so… hmm. Not really surprising.”
Whitebeard shut his mouth at Arthur’s words.
Arthur, who was watching him, raised his eyes.
“… … .”
Whitebeard, a warlock who lived a thousand years.
For the first time since meeting him, he was slightly frightened.