The Duke’s Madness - Chapter 138
The Duke’s Madness chapter 138
Arthur smiled broadly and asked.
“I will ask you again. Is there anyone who wants to die last?”
There were dozens of search officers, but none of them readily answered this question.
All of them just rolled their eyes, not understanding the current situation.
Arthur, who watched the scene, shrugged his shoulders.
“If there is none, I will choose. As the most knowledgeable of the two… hmm.”
Arthur’s eyes widened as he stroked his chin.
“what? Doesn’t anyone look knowledgeable?”
“sh*t… I can’t help it. I’ll have to ask the person who dies last.”
The search police came to their senses, and at the same time Kevin, a 10-year-old pirate, burst out laughing.
“f*ck… This is crazy.”
“Not at all. The crazy thing is this world suddenly changed.”
At this, Kevin gestured.
At that moment, the search officers all drew their pistols.
Some even brought out sharp-edged swords.
As Arthur watched the scene, Kevin smirked.
“okay… Are you Dawn, the Death God who disappeared 7 years ago?”
Arthur nodded at his question.
“I don’t know if he’s a Shinigami, but Dunn is right.”
“Amazing. I never thought that the legendary mercenary who disappeared 7 years ago would be such a kid. In fact, aren’t all the rumors about the deceased Dawn a lie?”
Arthur nodded at Kevin’s grin.
“I admit it. Most of the rumors about me are mixed with lies.”
“okay? Then you die here… .”
“Instead, I did kill a man named Barance of Chilhwang, who killed your vice-captain.”
Arthur’s words raised Kevin’s eyes in surprise.
“… Barance? You said you killed Barance, the cedar of the Seven Emperors?”
“yes. So I didn’t kill your vice-captain.”
Arthur’s answer kept Kevin’s mouth shut.
Looking at Arthur’s expression in that state, Kevin muttered involuntarily.
‘… Couldn’t it be that legendary mercenary, Dawn?’
The expression and breathing of the man in front of him now did not look like someone who was lying.
Besides, there is no need to lie so painstakingly.
Kevin, who suddenly became anxious because of that, recalled a memory he had forgotten.
It was the advice of a senior pirate who barely survived the massacre that left the [Pirates] reeling seven years ago.
‘Death Dawn… If you run into him, be sure to run away, junior.’
‘Are you crazy, old man? He’s the one who killed our vice-captain, but what if he runs away!’
‘Baby! I’m not the kind of guy who’s going to happen if you attack me!’
‘… Are you that kind of guy? senior?’
At his question, the senior pirate burst out laughing.
‘It’s natural to be strong… f*ck. I’m just scared.’
‘… … ?’
‘That bastard is crazy.’
‘… Are you crazy?’
‘If you just don’t understand the language and seem ignorant, run away and see. what… Although it may have ended at the point we had already met.’
‘… … .’
As he recalled the memory, Kevin’s neck trembled involuntarily.
At the same time, the man’s face, smiling broadly, felt somehow terrifying.
But Kevin soon shook his head and let go of the emotion.
‘Who am I? Even those aristocrats are supervised by the security guard, so I have to be scared of a kid like that?’
After the new regime came into power, fear was an unfamiliar emotion to him who had risen in the world.
Because of that, Kevin, who struggled to shake off his fear, raised the corners of his mouth.
“okay… If you were the one who killed Barance, you can prove it by killing everyone in this room.”
Arthur’s eyes widened at the sight of him spitting and spitting with these words.
“Even if you don’t say that, will you kill them all?”
“okay… So where do you go!”
Kevin shouted harshly and pointed the pistol in his hand at Arthur.
At the same time, the search police next to him also pointed their pistols at Arthur.
At that sight, Arthur burst out laughing.
“As expected, pirates. I like it because it’s hot.”
With these words, dozens of gunshots rang out in the underground pub.
* * *
Kevin looked up at the ceiling and blinked.
‘what? Why am I looking up at the ceiling?’
Along with the sudden question, Kevin’s shoulders trembled at the sudden pain.
I was startled and turned around to see my severed right arm.
Kevin narrowed his eyes.
what? Why is my arm cut off?
It was when his mouth opened stupidly in an incomprehensible situation.
A foul stench wafted through his nostrils.
Because of that, when I turned my head, I saw the eyeballs of people rolling around.
Kevin’s body trembled in surprise.
At the same time, the scene of the tavern, which became a mess, came into view belatedly.
The inside of the tavern was full of blood and corpses.
And that, too, with the blood and corpses of my comrades, whom I had joked with just a moment ago.
When Kevin, who opened his mouth in amazement, shuddered, he remembered the situation from a while ago that he had forgotten.
“… … .”
While using the ＜Manners Make a Man＞ pub as a base to catch the reactionaries, a mysterious man suddenly came in.
He took out a gun to fight the assailant.
And the battle began.
Thinking this far, Kevin slowly turned his head.
A young man covered in blood was squatting and tilting his head.
“hmm… Could it be that everyone is dead?”
“… … .”
“No one is alive. It’s difficult if this is the case… .”
Kevin involuntarily vomited.
At the same time, the senior pirate’s advice came to mind.
‘Reaper Dawn. If you meet him, run away unconditionally, junior.’
In the meantime, Arthur turned his head and raised his eyes.
“oh. Is there anyone alive?”
With these words, Arthur, who strode forward, lifted Kevin up.
Kevin, who boasted a physique as big as Arthur’s, clung to him like a child.
“hello? Are you out of your mind?”
“… … .”
“Seeing that you are shivering, you seem to be alive. Can you answer a question?”
Kevin barely opened his mouth to answer.
“Sa-sa, Dawn… .”
“yes that’s right. This is Dawn.”
Kevin burst into tears.
Arthur’s eyes widened at the sight.
“this… Why is the grown man crying so sadly?”
“help me… .”
“You want to save me?”
“I want to live… .”
Arthur scratched his head.
“hmm… Then can you answer my question for now?’
Kevin nodded hastily.
Arthur asked with a satisfied expression on his face.
“First of all, can you tell me how the pirates became the ＜Search Police＞?”
To Arthur’s question, Kevin explained with enthusiasm and sincerity.
Arthur, who listened attentively to the explanation, asked the following question.
“How did Dormund capture Arcane?”
Again, Kevin explained with enthusiasm and sincerity.
It was a time when Arthur asked questions and Kevin answered questions and answers for a while.
Kevin suddenly noticed that his vision was blurring.
With an exclamation, Kevin drooped.
Arthur, who was watching him, raised his eyes.
“what… Are you dead?”
“… … .”
“Oh, your arm is cut off. I still have a lot to ask, but I want you to stop the bleeding.”
Arthur, who lost his appetite, laid Kevin flat on the floor.
Then, stroking his chin, he gazed at the messy inside of the tavern.
“… Willett will be very angry when he returns, right?”
If it was Willett’s personality, he would surely be angry.
However, since it was the corpses of those who had defiled the tavern, it seemed that they would not be so scolded.
Arthur nodded and rummaged in Kevin’s arms.
I saw a wallet containing a small amount of silver and gold.
“I’ll borrow some, Mr. Search Police.”
With these words, Arthur, who had escaped from the tavern covered in blood, raised his head.
A bright dawn was coming from far away.
Arthur muttered as he watched the sight that marked the beginning of the day for a while.
“… Awesome. It was because of me that Arcane changed.”
* * *
Thanks to the kind search police, Arthur was able to learn a lot of information.
Why did Arcane change like this, and why Dormund planted a flag on this castle?
And how Willett Crestol, the owner of a tailor who was looking forward to retirement, became a criminal.
Arthur, who finally understood the whole situation, let out a sigh.
‘It was all because of me.’
The exact cause, Ian Dormund.
It was because of the death of Kane’s eldest son.
‘Since Ian died, it was the blinding Don Kane who invaded Arcane.’
In the process, a fierce war broke out, and Arcane fought well and endured.
However, the betrayal of a pirate in charge of one of the back street forces eventually broke through the castle gate.
‘That’s why pirates became search police.’
A pirate who became a search police at the cost of betrayal.
They wielded unbridled power behind Dormund’s halo.
‘In the process, Elder Willett and the mercenaries rebelled and ended up becoming criminals… .’
Arthur, who grasped the whole situation, licked his lips.
“This is the butterfly effect.”
I’ve heard a bizarre proverb that a butterfly’s wings can cause a typhoon, but I never thought that would actually happen.
Arthur stroked his chin in a completely unexpectedly changed future.
‘Then the situation in Bayern has changed a lot… hmm.’
Looking to the future, the 24-year-old Bayern is safe but unknown.
Something that shouldn’t have happened has already happened, and Bayern’s future will be changed.
‘Now that this has happened, I have to return to the capital of the empire as soon as possible… .’
However, the friendly search police said that Arcane’s trains would not be operating for the time being.
‘Didn’t he say that Kane Dormund intentionally cut off the train in order to dry the people in the castle to death?’
With greater revenge for resentment.
It was the Kane Dormund style.
‘So it got tricky. I have to take a train to return to the capital of the empire, but is there any way to get it running again?’
It was when Arthur, who stroked his chin, fell into trouble.
A sudden gunshot rang out.
“f*ck-! Everyone kneel!”
At the harsh cry, Arthur turned his head.
Arcane’s search police, or rather, the pirates, who were very angry, looked out the window.
“What is it?”
“Su, it’s the search police!”
At their appearance, all the people walking the streets fell flat on their faces.
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Nevertheless, the search police could not hide their excitement and opened fire in the air.
“Last night, some madman shot and killed a search cop!”
“… … .”
“I will conduct a search and inspection to find the person related to him, so please cooperate! Otherwise, everyone will be lost!”
With these words, the search police began to move busily.
Arthur scratched his head and murmured.
“hmm… Looks like you’ve already been contacted. I see you are looking for me.”
In the meantime, the search police pulled out whips at the frightened citizens.
Citizens were at a loss for what to do with the appearance of the whip with iron shrapnel.
Arthur, who watched the scene quietly, thought.
‘Come to think of it, is there any reason to go round and round?’
What was going on was simple.
Dormund who occupied Arcane.
The pirates behind them.
Without these two forces, Arcane’s train would be running again.
‘In other words, if only those people are killed, the train will start working again, right?’
Then you will be able to return to the capital of the empire.
Thinking this far, Arthur burst into exclamation.
“I was just thinking about it. I will do this from the beginning.”
Is it because the world is going crazy?
I wondered why I had come up with such an easy path now.
Arthur shook his head and murmured.
‘A sane person doesn’t become a crazy person if he’s among crazy people.’
Having made a decision, Arthur stood up.
After that, the moment he was about to jump toward the search police who were breaking through innocent citizens, another gunshot rang out.
Everyone in the street looked away in amazement.
Arthur was no different.
“… What are those people?”
Looking in the direction from which the gunfire came from, dozens of men in black masks were on top of the roof.
At the sight, Arthur tilted his head.
‘Could those men in black masks be search police?’
At that time, the citizens who were lying face down shouted in surprise.
“No, it’s the mafia-!”
“The [ghost] faction in District D!!! The mafia has appeared!”
“Damn it, everyone run away! Everyone will die if we stay here!”
At that cry, Arthur narrowed his eyes and murmured.
“… Are you a crow?”
Arthur’s body trembled at the familiar title.
At the same time, words that modify someone came to mind.
‘Ghosts, elves, spirits.’
Because of that, the moment Arthur’s mouth opened, he heard the sound of busy footsteps beyond the silent door.
Surprised, Arthur turned his head and dozens of men burst in without warning through the open door.
All of them were men in black suits and bowler hats, and it was a strange attire.
In the meantime, the men in black suits who had gathered in a row bowed their waists deeply.
At the same time, the sound of shoes clattering echoed.
“… … .”
Arthur’s heart started beating wildly in line with the sound of the shoes.
The sound of the shoes stopped with the beat.
At that moment, men in black suits shouted harshly.
“Is the boss here-!”
A woman who finally appeared with that grandiose cry stares at Arthur.
Arthur, who met that gaze, smiled involuntarily.
At that smile, the boss of the [Ghost] faction muttered while taking off his sunglasses.
“Finally found. my madman.”