The Duke’s Madness - Chapter 22
The Duke’s Madness chapter 22
Groups and individuals warned that they would kill each other stare at each other.
The silence would be broken if one person moved.
In a situation where the blade was standing, something caught Arthur’s senses.
Arthur turned his head and looked at Hazes.
Hajes’s head was shining as he murmured a spell.
Looking at the strange light, Arthur muttered to himself.
‘That order… Where have you heard of it?’
Arthur, who was worried, burst into exclamations as he recalled old memories.
‘ah… That’s a spell used by the imperial mages. Cannes Madrid. It’s the same as the magician’s spell next to him.’
But how does the back alley mage, Hazes, use that spell?
‘Is it because it’s the same magic?’
Arthur shook his head.
I don’t know much about magic, but at least I know the gist of it.
According to my shallow knowledge, all wizards’ spells were different.
As a simple example, even if you cast the same fireball, the spell was different depending on which wizard was casting it.
‘It’s because the unique ordering system they have is different. That’s why it’s strange…’
To put it bluntly, the Hazes in front of me wasn’t a very good wizard.
It’s not that he doesn’t have skills, but compared to the imperial wizards who are called ‘real’ wizards.
Because of that, Arthur raised the corner of his mouth.
‘I came with a light heart… It seems to be involved in something big.”
After finishing his thoughts, Arthur stretches his sword.
Then, without warning, he rushed forward.
The Ares family surrounding Arthur raised their eyes at the unexpected leap.
And belatedly, each of them raised their weapons and tried to defend themselves, but it was already too late.
One of the Ares Family executives, who was holding a pistol, exclaimed.
At the same time, the wrist holding the pistol is cut off.
Arthur, who picked up the pistol that fell off at the same time, lowered his head.
“I’ll borrow it for a while.”
With these words, he hit the trigger of the pistol that Arthur had seized in succession.
With gunshots reverberating, several members of the Ares family fell with gunshot wounds.
Amidst the swearing and screaming, Arthur muttered after emptying one of the magazines.
‘It’s nice that there’s a lot of people, so I don’t have to aim.’
Move again with your thoughts.
This time, the target was also an executive holding a gun.
From nob le mt l dot com
No matter how much he strengthened his body by using his lineage ability, it was because guns were tricky weapons.
‘And I’m picky with those people too.’
With judgment, Arthur took the pistol again and pulled the trigger.
As a result, it took less than 5 minutes for the number of Ares family members of about 40 to decrease to 30.
The horror that happened in the blink of an eye made the Ares family scream.
“Stop the f*ck-!”
“What are you looking at blankly!”
“Are you going to die because you can’t catch a single rat!”
Along with the cry, bluish aura rose from the bodies of some of them.
Strengthen the body using mana.
Surprisingly, several of the Ares families formed a ring.
‘oh···. what? It’s not an ordinary gang?’
Arthur turned around with admiration.
At the same time, the Ares family members who have finished strengthening their bodies rush into them ignorantly.
At Arthur’s call, Undine awakened its ability.
At that moment, the center of the Ares family, who had been running vigorously, tilted.
A sudden puddle of water.
From nob le mt l dot com
Normally, there would be no way to fall over a puddle like this, but the Ares family, who were all focused on Arthur, made a mistake.
And that mistake led to his throat being cut off.
A fountain of blood gushed out with a creaking sound.
At that sight, agitation began to arise among the Ares family.
“Such a f*cking… He said he was a rookie, and the Willetts’ mercenary is a rookie, too?”
With someone’s murmur, the Ares family stopped charging and started looking at the liver.
He started drawing a circle and drawing a siege net.
Arthur, who had been watching him, looked away.
‘What is Hazes doing?’
Arthur, who found Hazes with his thoughts, raised his eyes.
Static electricity billowing around his body.
Arthur instinctively rolled his seat at that unusual incident.
At that moment, a lightning strike charred the spot where Arthur was standing a moment ago.
Arthur was a little surprised at the sight and exclaimed, and the Ares family also opened their mouths.
“Our wizard adds more.”
“You have to call at least a thunderbolt in the dry sky to be a real wizard.”
Along with the murmur, the Ares family members’ eyes shone.
At the same time, the momentum that had been broken slightly rose.
The unidentified mercenary sent by Willet was extremely talented, but the fact that there was a wizard behind him that could strike lightning gave him confidence.
Arthur stood up from his seat again and muttered as he looked at him.
“hmm···. This is not very good. It broke the momentum at best.”
From nob le mt l dot com
No matter how much his physical abilities rose dramatically thanks to his bloodline, the long-term battle was still burdensome.
‘Before a variable occurs, I have to slit Mr. Hazes’ head.’
Having come to a conclusion, Arthur runs out of his seat.
“Stop the X-foot!”
“Somehow the wizard buys time to manifest his magic!”
“Then it is our victory! Stop it with your body, you bastards!”
The Ares family wields their own weapons at Arthur.
Arthur, who was watching it, swung his sword at one of the Hajes family members who ran in front.
What used to be human is separated into human/human with a strange sound.
The entire Hajes family hesitated at the sight of their colleague whose back was cut in two.
With the exclamation someone exhaled, Arthur’s sword moved again.
It was still a blow without mercy, but something was different from before.
If he had only cut off his head before Hazes’ magic was manifested, now he did not let go of his hands and brutally butchered his body.
“… … !”
Guts and blood fountains exploded because of that.
And the complexion of the Ares family is bluish from the exposed cartilage and bone muscles.
It is said that they live in the back alley, but it was not common to see scenes like this.
It was when the momentum that had risen thanks to that was broken again.
Lightning strikes with an exploding explosion.
Arthur, who was reacting in advance, avoided the blow, but the Ares family did not.
With a scream, several members of the Ares family, who were burnt from head to toe, passed out on the spot.
At that sight, the Ares family, who had been throwing themselves for the wizard, hurriedly shouted.
“What are you doing, wizard!”
“Shut up and close the encirclement! Sacrificing one or two to catch him is a win!”
At these words, the expression of the Ares family hardened.
On the contrary, Arthur burst into admiration.
‘Hazes, that person is hot.’
At that time, something caught on the sense of sharpness.
Arthur raised his eyes and reflexively bent his waist, but it was already too late.
The thunderbolt that surged from under my feet came right in front of me.
The moment Arthur, who was watching the scene, opened his mouth, a gnome appeared out of nowhere and aroused his ability.
Thick smoke spreads along with the explosion.
Arthur narrowed his eyes and looked at the gnome who had spread the veil using dirt.
“oh… Mr. Gnome. Did you have this ability too?”
[…] … .]
“You should have told me earlier. Then the battle would have been easier.”
The gnome opens his mouth in amazement.
[…] … .]
In response, Arthur smiled and whispered.
“Thank you anyway. I’m alive thanks to you. No matter how much Frakil-san had, it would have been dangerous if I was hit by something like that.”
The gnome shakes his head and hides again.
Arthur, who turned his gaze in it, looked at Hazes.
“Poetry, poetry X…”
As if this blow from earlier had been his secret weapon, his complexion was bluish.
As if it wasn’t just an illusion, the turbulent magic had disappeared at some point.
In addition, the Ares family had all fled because of Hajes’ atrocities a little while ago.
Arthur, feeling that the battle is over, asks a question.
“Is it over? Mr. Hazes?”
The bald wizard’s eyes go up.
And looking at it, I turned around and started running away.
However, it was not Arthur who would look after that shallow escape.
He picked up one of the weapons the Ares family had abandoned and threw it away.
Having rolled on the floor with a scream, Hajes had a seizure.
I don’t know if it was intentional or accidental, but it was because the ax that Arthur had thrown hit me in the spine.
Meanwhile, Arthur approached and pressed his back tightly.
“I’m going to ask you a question, can you answer me?”
“No, of course! I’ll answer anything, anything!!”
Arthur nodded in satisfaction.
After that, I asked the first question.
“How did you know I was coming here?”
“Les, I heard from the spy planted in the Lester family! I asked a broker named Willet for a request, and he came here just in time!”
“Why were you able to identify me?”
“Well, what kind of idiot would you not recognize when you’re dressed so openly that you don’t belong on this street!?”
Arthur let out a small exclamation.
‘I think so. I’ll have to consider this.’
With a murmur, Arthur asked again.
Each time, Hazes was mixed with abusive language, but answered steadily.
“The kidnapped children are all locked up in a warehouse when they come out along this alley!”
“What was the reason for the kidnapping? X feet… what is it… They did it to sell their organs!”
“Children’s organs are very useful… Be it the head of the underworld, the political world, the medical world… What everyone wants is fresh organs…”
In response, Arthur stroked his chin.
It seemed plausible, but hiding a secret.
So Arthur decided to try him out a little more.
“This is a different question, Mr. Hazes. Are you from the Imperial Army?”
Hazes’ seizures stop at the question.
At the same time, he raised his eyes and muttered blood dripping.
“It’s because the spell you use is the same as the one used by the imperial wizard. However, his skills were inferior compared to the Imperial Wizard.”
“Can you answer what your relationship is? I am very curious.”
Hazes laughed at the answer.
“f*ck… Am I just trying to surprise a bigwig who knows the spells of the imperial mage?”
Arthur, who realized that his guess was correct, raised the corner of his mouth.
And just as he was about to ask the inside story, Hades coughed up blood.
Arthur, who was watching, flinched and moved his hand, but it was already too late.
Hazes stuck out his severed tongue and giggled.
“X feet… I thought it would go like this… .”
Hazes, speechless, stopped breathing.
After staring at it for a while, Arthur scratched his head.
“You went away on your own. I could have captured you alive. And there were things I wanted to hear… .”
With these words, Arthur, who had closed Hazes’ eyes, neatly cut his throat.
Then I got up and stretched.
“But what… You can listen to the rest from Mr. Willett. Shall we go back soon?”
* * *
Willett crossed his arms.
“Here is the neck of the sorcerer you spoke of.”
Inside, Unpack the bag that Arthur was carrying.
The neck of a bald man with a tattoo of a rose caught Willett’s gaze.
“You can capture them alive, but you killed them.”
“Because I’m not such an easy opponent.”
“So did you finish the request in one day?”
Arthur shrugged his shoulders instead of answering.
Willet, who had been watching the situation sideways, replied by covering the battery again.
“Anyway, you won the bet. Congratulations.”
“uh···. So, did I become a mercenary belonging to Mr. Willett?”
“It’s not my mercenary, it’s an employment relationship.”
With these words, Willett hands out the papers.
The document was written in great detail about what he could and should not do while working in the office.
“Do you need an explanation?”
“hmm···. no. I will sign it.”
“… What if there is a poison clause in it?”
“If that was the case, I wouldn’t have come to see you, right?”
The corner of Willett’s eyes trembled slightly at the answer.
‘Do you really know me? Or am I floating?’
Even though he passed the test, Willet still didn’t trust the man or boy in front of him.
It was inevitable because the identity of the boy and the man in front of her was still unknown.
‘A swordsman who handles spirits and has bloodline abilities… In this unusual case, there should be information, but there is no information.’
It was almost safe to say that it literally fell from the sky.
It was a tricky situation because of that.
It was because this mission was a request handed over by the man named Dawn in front of him, assuming that it would fail.
‘Hazes… He’s a back alley wizard, but he’s a tricky guy with a family. It’s a mission that shouldn’t be so easy to succeed.’
It was when Willet muttered and pondered.
Arthur, who was signing the contract, opens his mouth.
“Is that old Willett?”
“Can I ask you a question?”
“Are you curious about the contract?”
“no. It’s about this test.”
Willett tilted his head.
“I’ve already finished the test. Do you have any questions?”
“yes. This person, Hazes, was using the imperial side spell.”
Willett’s eyes go up.
“… An order from the imperial side? Are you referring to the spell of the imperial mage?”
“yes. However, compared to the imperial mages, my skills were inferior. It’s my first time doing something like this, so I’m curious… Can you tell me if it’s okay?”
Willett shuts up at the polite question.
At the same time, his gaze at Arthur was doubly suspicious and wary than before.
However, it is a legitimate right for the affiliated mercenary to request information regarding my request.
Willett opened his mouth slowly and explained.
“I can tell you, but there won’t be anything good to hear. Will you still listen?”
“… This guy was a test subject.”
“A test subject?”
“A test subject of wizards. okay···. In more detail, it is a test subject of the Mage Tower established by the mages of the imperial army.”
Arthur’s eyes go up.
“uh···. If it is a test subject of the mages of the imperial army…”
Willett’s gaze sinks low.
“A test subject that imprints magic with life as collateral. Hajes was one of those subjects: