The Duke’s Madness - Chapter 140
The Duke’s Madness chapter 140
Arthur shuffled through the documents Ginny handed him to him.
It was a file that summarized the big events that had happened in Arcane, but the contents were quite extensive.
Thanks to that, Arthur, who understood the situation, burst into exclamations.
‘That’s how it happened… .’
Cain Dormund, who occupied Arcane using pirates.
He began to control everything in Arcane through his reign of terror.
However, there was no way the numerous citizens of Arcane, and even the [Mercenaries], could not leave it alone.
Like a symbol of freedom, they called themselves rebels and rebelled against Kane Dormund.
And the person who brought them together was Willett Crestol.
He was a man who was once called a legendary mercenary.
‘As expected, Elder Willet… He’s amazing.’
To think of forming an army by collecting those selfish mercenaries.
At that time, Ginny handed over the coffee made in between.
“oh. Thanks Ginny.”
Hororok, Arthur drank the coffee she handed over and returned the document he was holding.
“Now I get a little bit of a rough idea of the situation. So, are the people out there also mercenaries?”
“that’s right. They are kids, but they were mercenaries.”
“Hmm… But why are you called the Mafia when you’re a rebel?”
Ginny scratched her head.
“Somehow it happened that way.”
“Elder Willett’s rebels were gentlemen, and ours were a bit violent… .”
“Ginny, did you just kill the search cops?”
“… Hearing things like that from Arthur hurts my pride.”
Ginny didn’t answer.
Arthur shrugged at that figure and his eyes lit up.
“So where is Mr. Willett?”
At Arthur’s question, Ginny gave a puzzled expression.
“I can’t see you now.”
“That makes things a bit complicated.”
While Arthur blinked, Ginny let out a sigh.
“There was a big dispute a few days ago. It was a dispute between the rebels and the pirates who inspected the Arcane.”
Arthur asked at her words.
“Victory was won by the rebels, but the most important thing was taken away by the pirates.”
“Is it important?”
“… … !”
Arthur’s eyes widened.
Meanwhile, Ginny sighed once more.
“Old Willett has been captured by them. And in a few days, Elder Willett’s hanging will be held.”
* * *
just a week ago.
There was a big fight between the rebels and the search police.
In the process, the rebels were able to win a major victory.
However, the evaluation that it was a half victory was dominant.
It was because Willett Crestol, who could be seen as the actual leader of the rebels, was taken away by the search police.
‘Hmm… That’s why the pirates were checking [Manners make a man].’
Understanding the situation, Arthur raised his head.
I saw the empty plaza I had seen earlier.
I needed time to think by myself, so I went outside for a while, but the square that had been crowded a while ago was as quiet as dead.
Thanks to that, Arthur thought in the silence he felt for the first time in a long time.
‘Perhaps it was intentional to hang old Willett instead of killing him right away?’
It seems that I made that choice to show as an example.
‘It was a tactic Kane Dormund liked to use. Greater fear in chaos.’
If Elder Willett, who can be seen as a de facto leader, dies, the rebels will be greatly shaken.
Arthur thought for a moment and then licked his lips.
“hmm… I was going to go back to the capital of the empire right away, but I got into trouble.”
With the help of the genie, you will be able to return to the capital of the empire without taking the train.
‘Took a very long time.’
However, he did not know that if he left the capital of the empire like this, something big would happen to Elder Willet.
At the crossroads of that choice, Arthur recalled the story he had heard from Ginny.
‘A year ago, in the letters I exchanged with Anna, I said there was nothing big to do, right?’
Of course, that was a year ago, so things may have been different now.
‘Genie says she’s still aware of the dynamics, but she doesn’t know the internal situation again.’
In that sense, he had to return to the Bavarian family as soon as possible, but Willet was on his mind.
He is a teacher to himself and a benefactor who saved his life.
I couldn’t just pretend I didn’t know him and walk away.
Arthur, who was worried about that, soon brightened his eyes.
‘No. Come to think of it, isn’t it a simple matter?’
Even if he borrowed the power of a genie and returned to the empire, it would take a long time unless he took a train.
‘No matter how short it is, it will take more than a month. But what if I wipe out Dormund and the pirates who occupied Arcane?’
a week, depending on circumstances.
As soon as possible, I will be able to return in one day.
If the pirates disappear, the Arcane train they checked will start moving again.
Thinking this far, Arthur burst into admiration.
‘oh… isn’t it bad? Isn’t that how you get everything you want?’
Save Elder Willet and kill the Dormunds staying in Arcane.
Moreover, you can get to the capital of the empire even faster.
‘Take care of this with one stone…’ Isn’t that what I call three killings with one stone?’
The corners of Arthur’s lips rose slightly.
At the same time, the dizzy situation stretched all the way.
All that remains is a test to see if you are qualified to walk that path.
‘Can I really save this city from pirates and Dormund?’
With the thought, Arthur closed his eyes.
At that moment, a violent heartbeat rose in his chest.
The ring rotated wildly, emitting light.
Weaving six rings at the age of 24 is an achievement that could not be achieved even in a previous life.
But Arthur had no choice but to whet his appetite.
‘sh*t… The realization to become a sword master has been realized, but my ring remains the same.’
However, in a way, it was a natural result.
‘Because only my mind was trapped by Mr. Whitebeard’s curse.’
The sword master’s enlightenment was obtained, but mana was unable to follow the spirit.
Arthur, who was worried about that, muttered.
‘So, won’t I be able to exhale sword steel?’
I raised my hand in thought.
At that moment, the hand that was not holding anything bent as if holding a sword.
In that state, Arthur lightly waved his hand.
A gust of wind rose, and the air split.
At the same time, something rose through Arthur’s hand.
At that moment, the corner of Arthur’s mouth drew an arc.
The blade of the most noble state that all swordsmen hope for is dimly visible.
Of course it wasn’t perfect.
As much as making a sword with 6 rings, the movement of mana was unstable.
‘It seems impossible to continue like this.’
But for now, this was enough.
Arthur nodded and this time took out the Beast handed to him by Ginny.
“Beast came back like this… It would be perfect if there were also gnomes and undines here.’
Unfortunately, the two spirits still did not respond.
Genie summoned Sylph casually.
‘That’s my problem, but it sounds like… Did the contract break because of Mr. Whitebeard’s curse?’
Arthur, who was thinking about it, decided that it could be.
Whitebeard’s Curse was an alien magic that touched not only the mind, but the soul itself.
After thinking this far, Arthur turned his head.
A small flower pot placed in a corner of the square caught my eye.
After thinking for a while, Arthur approached the pot and raised the genie’s lineage.
Arthur quietly opened his mouth with the sensation of his body heating up.
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No answer came.
Arthur made Genie’s lineage a little stronger.
At that moment, an unknown flower that had withered due to lack of sunlight began to bloom brightly.
Arthur, who watched the change, opened his mouth again.
“Can’t you hear me, Mr. Gnome?”
[…] … .]
“hmm… It doesn’t work. The lineage is clearly awake, so why on earth?”
Arthur scratched his head and stood up.
‘Or is it a matter of location? Even when I first summoned it, it was done in the largest lake in the empire?’
The moment Arthur was about to fall into trouble with this and that family, he heard Ginny’s voice from afar.
“Arthur! Come over here quickly!”
Arthur stood up at her words and moved on.
When the plaza was empty again, someone appeared over the pot.
The higher spirits of the earth.
It was a gnome.
The gnome, who had come down to the present world after a long time, swayed on his neck as he watched Arthur, who was getting farther away.
[Mi, is the crazy guy back?]
* * *
It was by chance that Ginny found Arthur.
Through a spy planted in the Arcane Police Department, he overheard information that a mysterious massacre had taken place at Willett’s tailor shop.
It was a police department that had now become a base for pirates, but there were not many people who were hostile to them.
‘I’m afraid of Dormund in the back boat, everyone can’t show it… .’
In the meantime, a mysterious massacre occurred.
Ginny couldn’t help but think about it.
Because there weren’t many people in the world who would do such crazy things.
And her prediction came true.
Arthur Bayern, who suddenly disappeared from the train seven years ago, was standing there in amazement.
It’s been quite a while now, but Genie still couldn’t believe this fact.
Because of that, I was worried about what to do with this situation.
‘Should I still be in charge? Or should I send it back to Bavaria?’
Seven years ago, Arthur suddenly disappeared and Anna’s face, crying sadly, was still vivid.
Recalling that memory, Ginny thought that common sense should send her back to Bavaria.
However, there was also a heart that did not want to let Arthur go in a corner of his heart.
‘Now… We met, but it’s parting again?’
And if we meet this time, we may never see each other again.
Arthur Bavaria is the heir to the ducal family, and although he claims to have circumstances, he is the head of a criminal organization.
There was no way he could get along with Arthur Bayern.
Because of that, when Genie was worried, Arthur, whom she had called earlier, opened the door and came in.
Ginny came to her senses and asked.
“worry… It’s done?”
Arthur’s eyes widened at her words.
“It’s another honorific this time, isn’t it?”
“What if I speak ill of the duke’s heir and later get dragged into prison?”
Arthur burst into laughter.
Ginny, who was staring at that smile, asked a question.
“So, have you decided what to do?”
This time Arthur shrugged.
“Actually, isn’t the answer fixed?”
“… What is your answer?”
“First of all, we have to save Elder Willett.”
Ginny unknowingly twitched the corners of her mouth.
“I could arrange a carriage back to Bavaria.”
“Wouldn’t it take about two months to go by carriage? If that’s the case, just kill the Dormund family and get on the train.”
Ginny narrowed her eyes at Arthur’s answer.
“Killing the Dormund family and taking the train?”
“… Are you serious, Gongja-nim?”
“Then you are serious. I have to return to the Bavarian family quickly.”
her mouth fell open
‘Hey, killing the Dormund family who checked Arcane to get on the train?’
What the hell is this idea that you can come up with?
Gina let out a laugh in the embarrassment she hadn’t felt in a long time.
“… It’s your idea.”
“What do you mean, Ginny?”
“There is just such a thing. Are you fighting together?”
“Of course. So, does that mean we’re working together after 7 years? Ginny?”
Ginny hesitated to answer.
I forgot about it for a while, but the man in front of me was a legendary mercenary who turned Arcane before the successor of the Duke of Bavaria.
A man who single-handedly faced pirates and Chilhwang.
A mercenary who evaded Dormund and confronted the Princess of the Black Cross.
A man who succeeded in a series of requests that no one else had been able to complete.
The man called the legendary mercenary returned after 7 years.
He declared that he would save Arcane as well.
Ginny answered with some excitement.
“…Is that so? I’m back after 7 years.”
“It feels different.”
“Me too… Hmm. Now that it’s like this, don’t waste your time and move right away.”
“Where are you?”
“Currently, Arcane’s underground forces are largely classified into three places.”
“… … ?”
Arthur tilted his head.
Meanwhile, Ginny explained.
“This is where I lead… [Ghost] Wave. The other place is the power of Arcane University professors and Arcane intellectuals.”
“… … !”
Arthur’s eyes widened.
‘A group of professors from Arcane University and intellectuals from Arcane?’
Then Professor Chizui or Professor Knowles.
Is it a place where such people gather?
Just as Arthur burst into exclamation with his thoughts, Ginny opened his mouth again.
“The other one is Arcane’s mercenaries, originally led by Willett elders. The current head of that place is someone you know well.”
Arthur narrowed his eyes.
“You know me?”
“yes. You’re probably the one who has been looking for Confucius more than me, right?”
You said you were looking for me more than Genie?
Who is it?
Just as Arthur was tilting his head, a completely unexpected name popped up.
“Julie Prosky. The new leader of the rebels.”
Arthur’s eyes widened.
‘Julie? Could it be that Julie I know?’
In the meantime, Ginny got up from her seat and said while donning a black coat.
“I’m supposed to have a meeting with that Julie Prosky today. It’s a meeting to rescue Elder Willett.”