The Duke’s Madness - Chapter 34
The Duke’s Madness chapter 34
the girl answers
“For someone who came to ask for a favor, you are giving a radical answer.”
“It’s not easy to hang your head when you get older. It’s also easier to just intimidate.”
“I’m sorry, but I also have a position. old man.”
“Ah yes. Is leading a group always painful? So I came with a compromise.”
Whitebeard holds out a card.
The girl narrowed her eyes and asked.
“5000 gold. In dollars, that’s about twenty thousand dollars.”
“… Are you going to pass this job with money?”
“If you don’t like it, tell me something else. I have no intention of fighting either. As long as you give me a guarantee that you won’t touch my stuff, I’ll walk away gracefully.”
The explanation of the white beard instills interest in the girl’s eyes.
‘What the hell is that mercenary, did Whitebeard come out himself?’
A legend to some, a demon to others.
However, no one knows his name or identity.
The old man in front of him, who had been hiding behind the nickname of white beard for nearly 500 years, had the power to destroy at least one kingdom.
‘In the first place, the Sky Island is a place where only such people can enter…’
So I was puzzled.
Why would such a big man go out on his own for one mercenary?
Listening to the report from Taken and the necromancer, I thought it was quite unusual, but it didn’t seem like it was enough to move the old man in front of me.
The troubled girl immediately shook her head.
‘No matter what, if it comes out like this, I’ll have to save face…’
It is not yet time to collide with the white beard.
Even more so with Sky Island.
In that sense, now was the time to take a step back.
After organizing her thoughts, the girl accepts the card presented by the white beard.
“The elder showed sincerity to this extent, but it would not be polite to refuse. I will not retaliate for this incident.”
Whitebeard muttered as he stroked his beard.
“Thank you. One day, I will repay the debt for this.”
“It was nothing.”
A girl with her back beckoned.
And the mummified Tartan came to mind.
Without a sound, the girl left the room, and the white beard, left alone, sat down on a chair.
“Eh… To make that new blue thing ask for something like this.”
The white beard who poured out his complaint looked up at the night sky.
The full moon, trapped between the stars, shone hopefully.
The white beard looked at the scene with empty eyes and smiled brightly.
“So please grow well, Angel of Bavaria. Wouldn’t that make my efforts worthwhile?”
* * *
After leaving Willett’s office, Arthur locked himself in the house for a while.
The reason is because of the intake of the spirit group received as a reward this time.
If it was an intermediate level one, you wouldn’t have to put so much effort into it, but there are three.
The amount of mana contained in it was far greater than the amount of mana in the current Arthur’s ring, and because of that, it was only possible to digest it with a lot of effort.
It was time to repeat training and meditation like that every day.
The day before entering Arcane University.
Arthur was finally able to weave all the mana of the spirit world into a loop.
A quiet vibration resonating in the heart.
If previously it rang alone, this time the two rings resonated side by side.
‘Circle 2. The ring finally resonates.’
Arthur raised an eyebrow.
I guessed it, but by consuming the elixir, I finally achieved the 2nd circle.
And what this means is so great.
If anyone can form a ring in the 1st circle depending on how hard they try, the 2nd circle is the area of talent.
Both of these things had to come together to weave the next link.
‘That’s why it takes a long time… Usually, it takes about 2 years to become a 2nd circle after completing 1st circle. But how much did I shorten?’
Roughly half of that.
Maybe it was achieved in the time it takes to take half of it off.
‘I collected all five bloodlines… Circle 2 of Gorido. It’s definitely growing faster than in the previous life.’
At this speed, I didn’t know that the time it would take to recover to the level of my previous life would be much shorter.
‘Coming back to normal, good luck. As a madman, I had no bad luck.’
Arranging his thoughts like that, Arthur went out to Arcane City with Anna.
It was to purchase necessary items before entering Arcane University.
“Gongja. How are your requirements?”
“hmm… Doesn’t it stand out too much?”
“But all the Arcane students wore backpacks like this! Seeing it in person, the design is nice and it looks light to hold, but I wish I could do it with this one!”
Arthur looks around at the bag Anna gave him.
It didn’t seem like the brittle material would break easily.
As long as it wasn’t to the point of being suddenly torn, Arthur nodded.
“Yeah what… Let’s do this.”
“yes! Then buy a writing instrument… Buy some clothes too! They say they wear school uniforms, but they also have to choose a hoodie to wear underneath and there are a lot of things to buy!”
After purchasing the necessary items, I was able to return home.
It wasn’t even that she was going to enter the school, but Anna, who was overheated, passed out as soon as she returned home.
Arthur, who was looking at the figure, turned his gaze and looked at the calendar.
‘Finally, I’m going to school tomorrow… Arcane University. What kind of place is it?’
I wish it was a more fun place than I thought.
It was then that the day had ended and the sun had risen again.
Arthur left the mansion and stood in front of the entrance to Arcane University.
And without realizing it, he let out a low exclamation and murmured.
“oh···. This is a university.”
Called the continent’s best educational institution, it was the largest organization within Arcane.
* * *
Four spiers soaring high.
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Numerous buildings decorate the spire.
True to its reputation as the best school on the continent, its scale exceeded Arthur’s imagination.
‘If this is enough, it’s safe to say that I’m going after the imperial family, right?’
Arthur moves alone with his thoughts.
Anna, who followed her whenever she went out, was gone.
The reason is that only students and professors can enter Arcane.
It was because there were only VIPs invited from outside.
In fact, he is an aristocrat even though it is a miracle that he achieved according to strict school rules.
It was also difficult to imagine that a son of an aristocratic family could operate without attendants.
Especially when you consider that there are also royal and imperial bloodlines at Arcane University.
‘Is that why everyone says that Arcane University is the best?’
An educational institution where even members of the imperial family follow school rules.
Just looking at this passage, it was a part that showed how high the status of Arcane University was.
So it was time for Arthur to look at the scene of the university with new eyes.
I stopped walking at the sudden thought.
“what? But where should I go?”
With these words, Arthur looks around.
There are signs everywhere, but I couldn’t figure out where to go.
‘Should I grab someone and ask?’
It was when Arthur, who was worried, raised his head.
A strange voice is heard in my ears.
“Gongja. Long time no see.”
Arthur turned his head.
The red-haired girl was staring at him.
“… who are you?”
“It seems like someone I’m seeing for the first time, who are you?”
The red-haired girl’s ears turn red.
“Elin Leverkusen… Don’t you remember?”
“Elin Leverkusen… ? ah.”
Arthur exclaimed and smiled brightly.
“She was the granddaughter of Godfather Holland. He was beaten by me and passed out.”
“By the way, did Elin enroll here too? Then, could you find a way… .”
Arthur’s speech cuts off in the middle.
At the same time, Elin passed Arthur and walked out somewhere.
Arthur, who watched the scene, scratched his head.
Why are you suddenly passing me by?
Are you angry?
‘That’s not it… . You must have been laughing just a moment ago.’
Arthur, who was worried, shrugged his shoulders.
I don’t know what it is, but one thing was for sure.
If you follow Elin, you will find the place you want.
Along with the thought, Arthur started chasing after Elin.
* * *
Arriving at the main building following Elin, Arthur knew that he had arrived at the place he wanted.
“Is this Arcane University?”
“Is it a little bigger than I thought?”
“By the way, I heard there’s no entrance ceremony?”
“I don’t know. It’s a tradition here It’s hard to get in, but easy to get out. So no need to welcome. Since it’s the highest and highest street, they know that they are the imperial family…”
peers who look like peers.
The same age group took their seats and waited for their turn.
After Arthur received the receptionist, he blended in properly with them.
After waiting for about 10 minutes, the guide came and asked.
“The interview is ready, please enter.”
Arthur gets up and follows her.
The guide then explains in a friendly tone.
“Go into the interview room and Professor Natalie will be there. The professor will explain the rest.”
With these words, the guide retreats.
Arthur nodded and entered the room.
A middle-aged woman with impressive white hair was smiling brightly.
“Welcome, Arthur Bavarian student.”
“hello. Professor Natalie.”
“oh. How do you know my name?”
“The person who guided me was Professor Natalie.”
Professor Natalie nodded and gestured to Arthur.
Following that gesture, I sat down on the chair and Professor Natalie opened her mouth again.
“It’s called an interview, but nothing grandiose. Just what a student wants to come to this school, and what else he wants to do. Listening to that is the purpose of this interview.”
At Natalie’s explanation, Arthur calmly released the story he had prepared in advance.
Professor Natalie, who had been listening attentively, smiled.
“That’s a good story. The explanations are well done, and the passion for learning is clearly visible… .”
Relieved by her smile, Arthur also smiled.
“Thank you professor.”
“A simple common sense test has been prepared, so I think you can take it and pass away today.”
With these words, Natalie rose from her seat, and Arthur also rose from her seat.
After such a simple handshake, Natalie entered the room she pointed to.
‘I thought the points were the biggest challenge, but I passed easily. Do I just have to pass the common sense test now?’
The common sense test is pretty easy.
Even when I was a madman, common sense was firmly in place.
When I sat down at the empty seat, the supervisor who was waiting came and handed me the problem sheet.
“If there is anything wrong, please tell me. I will bring it back.”
Arthur takes out the pen he brought instead of answering.
The supervisor naturally moved away from his seat, and Arthur looked at the first question.
＜Personality test 1 question＞
[The prisoner of war was taken in the midst of defeat. How should we treat these prisoners of war?]
1. Kill. 2. Save. 3. Treaty…
Arthur, who had been watching the problem with his eyes wide open, murmured in surprise.
“uh···. Is this correct?”