The Duke’s Madness - Chapter 145
The Duke’s Madness chapter 145
Arthur’s words were exactly right.
Among the naked men, there was a mix of tattooed men like Theon, who had just died.
“Now, wait… ! This is a mothership, a mothership! I’m definitely a Dormund concubine… Kuck!”
As soon as he checked the tattoo, Arthur pierced his stomach just like Theon did.
The Righteous Army, who turned out to be a spy, opened his mouth in amazement and collapsed.
And never woke up again.
“… … .”
The people in the meeting room who were watching the scene fell silent.
In the meantime, Arthur whirled the beast in his hand and sighed.
“Ugh. I almost got misunderstood because of the spies.”
“… … .”
“Does anyone still believe that I am Arthur Bayern? Then explain… .”
At Arthur’s words, the 8 surviving righteous soldiers shouted in amazement.
“Believe me! You are Arthur Bayern!”
“The legendary mercenary Dawn is right too!”
“So, please save me!”
At their words, Arthur narrowed his eyes.
“You have no intention of killing me?”
“… … .”
“Why am I killing people who work for Arcane? Not even a lunatic killer.”
The mouths of the medics fell open.
Ginny, who was watching the situation, belatedly burst out laughing.
“As expected, this is our Confucius!”
In the meantime, Angelina, who had barely come to her senses, also exclaimed.
‘her. what the hell is that… .’
She couldn’t understand the current situation with her head, which grew up with only common sense.
Are the volunteer soldiers you thought of as allies now spies in Dormund?
But what was even more surprising was that Arthur Bayern was right.
Traitors, including Theon, who died a while ago, possessed artifacts that allowed them to hide from the pupils of the pentagram, my lineage.
[Eyes of Seven Stars]
Seven-star pupils called the natural enemy of the pentagram pupils.
Surprisingly, he possessed an artifact that had the power to escape from the eyes of his blood relatives with pentagram eyes.
It was said that Arthur Bayern was right because an ordinary righteous army could not have such an artifact.
Even so, of course, the situation was not resolved.
‘… How did Arthur Bavaria know that they were Dormund’s spies just because of their tattoos?’
And even if they are traitors, is it okay to kill them like this?
What’s the next confusion?
It was at a time when Angelina’s lips moved at all the troubles in her head.
Arthur Bayern’s voice pierced my ears.
“… … ?”
“I have finished introducing myself, can I sit down?”
Angelina’s eyes widened at Arthur’s words.
“… … .”
Her gaze moved away from Arthur Bavaria to the two corpses that were bleeding profusely.
She murmured as she felt her appetite run away from the terrifying sight.
‘… I can’t proceed with the meeting in this state.’
Having made her decision, Angelina declared.
“… Let’s close the meeting and have some time to organize for a while.”
The meeting ended like that, and the righteous soldiers left as if they were running away.
Angelina used the gap to approach Arthur.
“Confucius, did you really think they were Dormund spies just because of their tattoos?”
Arthur nodded slowly at her question.
“yes. They’re people I’ve seen before.”
“… You saw the Dormund spies before?”
“yes. But it’s the first time I’ve seen someone with a tattoo openly like Theon who died a while ago. To carve marks on parts of the body that are usually inconspicuous.”
Angelina’s brow furrowed slightly.
‘truth… Then, have you really seen the Dormund spy?’
What the hell were you doing, did you run into a Dormund spy?
In the meantime, the conference hall was cleaned, and the volunteer soldiers who had been away came in.
Arthur smiled broadly and asked.
“Did everyone have a good rest?”
Instead of answering, the righteous soldiers tried to smile.
Ginny, who was next to her, did not hide her admiration.
“Gongja-nim… You are really amazing.”
“huh? What is it?”
“It’s the first time I’ve seen those people be so compliant.”
“Isn’t Genie mistaken? Do they all look really nice?”
Ginny laughed bitterly.
In fact, they were righteous soldiers, but like Arthur said, they weren’t that good.
It’s not the people who gathered to rebel against Dormund, but the people who participated to receive and eat the soybean to be obtained in the process.
But I didn’t bother to tell you this.
It was because it would be a big deal if Arthur Bayern knew the truth and suddenly killed them.
‘Even if we don’t like it, we still need their help… .’
The supplies and food needed by the rebels.
It wasn’t just one or two things that were procured by their power.
In the meantime, Angelina, who had come to her senses, went up on the podium again.
She looked back and forth at Arthur and the two corpses still lying there, her eyes shining.
‘I still need to figure out the situation a little more accurately, but… .’
Things were not looking so bad.
Rather, it went much better than I expected.
‘The traitors who died a little while ago must have leaked our information.’
So, the conference venue held two days ago must have been attacked.
Even Willett, who had been captured a few days before the Jo Witch, would have been victimized by the information they leaked.
‘… It was a bit extreme, but thanks to Arthur Bayern, I caught these rats.’
In addition, the momentum of the volunteer soldiers, who were always making noise, was waning.
Gathering her thoughts, she brightened her eyes.
‘Has the opportunity I’ve been waiting for come?’
After thinking for a while, she made up her mind and opened her mouth.
“… There were two items on the agenda today.”
At her words, the eyes of the people in the meeting room turned.
In the center of attention, Angelina continued her explanation.
“First, confirm the identity of Arthur Bayern.”
“… … .”
“But this thing… The traitor has already come out, so there is no need to check further.”
Her gaze turned to the righteous soldiers.
They opened their mouths, but couldn’t bear to open their mouths.
Confirming the reaction, Angelina declared.
“And the second is the rescue of Willett Crestol.”
“… … !”
“With everyone’s consent, we plan to rescue him from being imprisoned in a dungeon.”
At her words, the soldiers’ eyes widened, and Ginny’s mouth opened.
“at las… !”
It’s been a week since Willett Crestol was imprisoned in the dungeon.
The former mayor of Arcane declared that he would finally save him.
But Angelina’s story did not end here.
“And I intend to attack the Governor-General of Arcane.”
“… … ?”
“Willet and his comrades who were still caught working in the rebels. The moment I save them from the dungeon, I plan to head straight to the Government General.”
Ginny’s eyes widened at Angelina’s words, then her mouth opened in amazement.
“The mayor said… .”
Angelina’s eyes sparkled.
“With this fight, I intend to put an end to this long, long quarrel.”
* * *
At Angelina’s story, the meeting hall instantly became noisy.
“Are you saying we’re attacking the Arcane Governor-General at this point, Mayor?”
“Isn’t it too soon?”
“We’ve been on a winning streak lately, but their barriers are still strong!”
At the words of the righteous soldiers, Angelina thought.
‘that’s right. As they said, it might end up hitting the Government General.’
But after thinking it through for days, she decided that now was the best time.
‘Willet Crestol… In fact, without him as the de facto leader of the rebels, this group is unsustainable.’
Moreover, the offensive of the search police has been getting more intense lately.
‘Just by looking at those spies… Besides these, there are probably many more spies already hiding.’
From the point of view of the rebels, whose life is anonymity, nothing was as lethal as spies.
Because of that, Angelina made the decision to strike the Arcane Governor-General together with the rescue of Willet Crestol.
If there’s nothing good to do by dragging the time, the best thing to do is to catch them off guard and launch a surprise attack.
Angelina, who was determined, opened her mouth again.
“you’re right. Their power is still there. But if you wait for the right time like this, will the opportunity come?”
“It would be better to raid the dungeon, rescue the imprisoned comrades, and then use the chaos to attack Dormund’s dog.”
At her words, the righteous soldiers refuted again.
Arthur, who had been listening attentively to the story, questioned Ginny.
“Ginny, it’s a Dormund dog. Who is it?”
Ginny turned and explained.
“I am the current ruler of Arcane. He said he was a vassal from Dormund.”
“Hoo… Is his name a dog?”
“yes. To be precise, they say he is one of Dormund’s 13 ears.”
Arthur’s eyes widened.
‘The 13 ears of Dormund?’
Called Dormund’s Shadow, Assassins who carry out Kane Dormund’s orders at any cost.
‘The dog, one of them… You came here as the ruler of Arcane?’
Arthur, who burst into exclamation, stroked his chin.
‘hmm… Interesting? It wasn’t often that they called the shadows came to the fore.
Did the influence of the changed future also affect the 13 ears of Dormund?
While Arthur was in trouble, the righteous soldiers shouted.
“Everything else aside, who is the Chief of Police! Are you going to deal with Captain Masius!”
“His level is a 7-circle swordsman!”
“In addition, Dormund’s dog is also a very good wizard. Do we have people to deal with those two!”
At that cry, Arthur raised his head.
I saw Angelina with a puzzled look on her face and the righteous soldiers who were elated.
After watching the scene for a while, Arthur quietly raised his hand.
“Doesn’t that sound like a problem?”
“Because I think I can kill them.”
At Arthur’s words, a volunteer soldier was taken aback and asked a question.
“Go, are you saying that Confucius will kill them?”
Arthur laughed softly.
“yes. Dormund Dog or Captain Marsius. I can take them.”
“… … .”
“Isn’t the problem resolved then?”
At Arthur’s words, the righteous soldiers shut their mouths.
“… … .”
In front of their eyes, an afterimage of Arthur killing the search police two days ago appeared.
In the meantime, Angelina also muttered softly, raising the corner of her mouth.
‘I’m serious about that… I really believe I can kill Masius and the Thirteen Dogs of Dormund.’
And I’ve already confirmed that ability.
Wasn’t that Arthur Bavaria the one who killed the high-ranking officer of the search police who stormed the meeting place two days ago?
‘Already in the streets, Arthur Bavaria is called the Sword Master.’
Because of that, Angelina showed a relaxed smile to the righteous soldiers.
“The situation has been resolved.”
“… … .”
“Wouldn’t there be no more problems if Arthur Bayern took charge of Confucius, Captain Masius, the leader of Dormund’s gun thief, and the dog?”
“… … .”
“Are there any issues I need to address further?”
The righteous soldiers frowned and pursed their lips.
‘sh*t! I can’t proceed with my work while losing the initiative like this!’
‘To get the Arcane back and claim our rights… .’
‘We must take our breath in every decision! Never let things go on like this!’
In the end, it was time for the righteous soldiers to open their mouths again to argue again.
A heavy noise echoed through the meeting room.
When the surprised soldiers turned around, they saw Arthur picking up the Beast that had fallen on the floor.
“oh my. Sorry everyone.”
“… … .”
“I accidentally dropped the Beast. Sorry for the disturbance.”
Arthur lowered his head with the Beast in his hand.
Seeing this, the righteous soldiers closed their mouths.
“… … .”
A soft silence fell naturally.
In the silence, several righteous soldiers flinched, but eventually shut their mouths.
It was because it reminded me of Arthur Bavaria, who shot and killed the righteous soldiers who were considered traitors a while ago.
‘… If I refute here, won’t I suddenly shoot myself?’
‘Chu, that’s enough!’
‘Hey, that bastard! Bavaria dukes or whatever, they’re out of their minds!’
In the end, all the righteous soldiers just groaned and couldn’t refute anything.
At that silent answer, Angelina smiled brightly.
“Then it’s decided.”
Angelina, her eyes shining, declared.
“This week, raid the dungeons of Arcane and rescue Willett Crestol! Then I will put an end to this long quarrel!”
At her declaration, Ginny clasped her hands tightly and let out a silent cheer, and the righteous soldiers let out a sigh.
Angelina, who was watching the scene, also turned her head away, not hiding her overflowing feelings.
I saw Arthur smiling brightly.
At that smile, Angelina also unknowingly put a smile on her lips, Arthur murmured.
‘hmm… Did things go well?’
As soon as he joined the rebels, he participated in the rescue operation of Elder Willett.
Looking back, it couldn’t have been the right timing.
If things go smoothly like this, you will get a chance to save the elder Willet and return to the Bavarian family.
In addition, Angelina’s trust seemed to have been gained for some reason.
‘At first you were wary, but now you seem to trust me completely?’
Because of that, the corner of Arthur’s mouth went up.
‘Hopefully…’ Do you think it will work?’
Arthur’s gaze turned to her shining eyes.
Arthur licked his dry lips as he stared into the eyes studded with five stars.
‘The taste of Mayor Angelina’s blood… What would it taste like?’