Chapter 210 Kurgorne
The collapse of the smuggling route began.
The collapse started in the exact center and expanded to both the direction the pursuers were coming from and the direction Snow Seol was fleeing.
“Run away too!”
Snowfall confirmed that the collapse was larger than expected and shot Debrik.
“Whoa, no. The collapse will stop soon.”
Soon, the screams of the father, along with the noise of the smuggling channel collapsing, filled the air. But fortunately, the screams and the noise of the collapse gradually became distant.
“You want to see that?”
I’m not sure if the victims on the other side are safe or not, but judging from the fact that the shaking has stopped, even if there were casualties, it wouldn’t have been that many.
“Puhahahaha! Goodbye, Jeonja b*stards! “If I had known this would happen, I would have made it so that it would fall apart!”
“Did you see them stop in shock? older brother?”
“Well then!” “It’s obvious what skills the bugs have when they rush in at this time!”
The smugglers laughed at the behavior of the transferees. It was clear that they had been lured into the smuggling route by Hein IV.
‘It looks like the broker leaked the location.’
Did he recognize Princess Liona?
I was relieved because there was no such sign at all, but the situation became somewhat difficult.
‘I took a breather for now… but the location may be identified.’
With this one move, it could be said that the group of transferors coming down from Nevenia were all blocked.
It will be a long time before they can reach the border and join us.
Meanwhile, Kangseol and his party would already have crossed more than half of Adeline.
Doo doo doo doo….
Debrik said to Kangseol, who was deep in thought.
“For some reason, it seems like I got caught up in it because of you… but it was pretty good before?”
“Your wit was good.”
“under! “You have eyes to see!”
– Yes, you are better!
– It wasn’t bad, ‘partner.’
Doo doo doo…
The group escapes through smuggling.
Debrik asked Kangseol.
“hey! “Where are you going?”
“I can’t reveal it.”
“Hmph, I was just asking because I was worried there might be some overlap. “Anyway, I’ll definitely collect this debt later, so be prepared.”
“Anyway. “At that time, we will also express our gratitude.”
Debrick snorted at Kang Seol’s answer.
“If you can’t talk… let’s go! Guys.”
“Where are you going?”
“I have to go somewhere. Nevenia opened. “Let’s move on before we get caught up in the rebellion for no reason.”
Debrik and the others turn their heads.
Meanwhile, Debrik looked back to see if he had something to say.
“And did you say Princess Liona?”
“It won’t be easy to struggle. “Just try to survive… I don’t think it’s possible at all.”
Brispin and Chadorph tried to get angry at those words, but the smugglers had already left laughing.
“Don’t worry, princess. “It is a story of low things.”
Liona responded to the consolation with a smile.
“I’m OK. That’s… it’s true.”
“Crow, where do we go now?”
Snowfall pointed to the mountain range ahead.
“I will climb the mountain.”
“The Nogurs area has a reputation for being rugged… Can I travel on horseback?”
“You cannot use the maintained roads. This is a group that stands out to everyone. And it’s not to the point where I can’t speak.”
“ah! “That’s a good thing.”
“Then let’s leave.”
As the princess tried to muster up the energy to answer, Chardorf became concerned.
“Line, are you okay?”
“yes. at all! “It won’t be a problem at all.”
“If you ever get tired, just tell me! “We will coordinate the schedule.”
“Thank you for your words.”
“Chadorp is not just a man of words! “You know, right?”
Kang Seol’s words were half right and half wrong.
As he said, the Nogurs Mountains were not impassable for horses.
However, there were sections where you had to get off your horse. Such as sections where you have to climb as if crawling, or dangerous sections where you could fall off your horse.
Everyone except Kang Seol had a hard time.
This was because of Brispin’s age, because Chardorf moved in heavy armor, and because Liona had never done such a forced march before.
In the case of Chadorp, even though he was advised to change into light attire, he insisted, saying that he must not let down his guard even for a moment to protect the princess.
Thanks to this, Kang Seol, who was the most intact, led all four horses and moved.
Kang Seol checked the mountain conditions for a moment and said this.
“I guess it won’t be possible to climb this mountain today at this speed.”
“Let’s take a short break. “But you won’t be able to rest for very long.”
“Ha… ha… yes.”
Everyone’s faces turned bright red.
I wanted to run away quickly, but my physical strength did not keep up.
Snowfall stared at Liona. She had been through so much in a short period of time.
Chardorf said, smiling cheerfully.
“ha ha ha! “Please leave sleeping to me, princess.”
“Do you know how to do something like this?”
“We are training ourselves to use it for this kind of work.”
Chadorf has been diligently obtaining supplies needed for sleeping from somewhere.
But they were all of no use.
In Kangseol’s opinion, they were all crude. If I slept with those things on, the short rest I had barely secured could be ruined.
Chadorf seemed to have realized that too and said with a sheepish smile.
“I’m sorry, princess. Even though it may be a bit uncomfortable to sleep in the open air, for now…”
“I’m fine, Chadorp. “I am grateful for that feeling.”
“thank you. Then…”
Kang Seol took out the things he needed for bed from his belongings, regardless of whether or not they were having a pitiful conversation among themselves.
Pockets filled with insulating stones.
Since we couldn’t make a fire, we had to maintain body temperature with pockets filled with insulating stones.
Especially in the case of Princess Liona, all of her clothes were thin.
Snowfall handed the bag to everyone.
Brispin was impressed.
“Hoo… could it be used in this way?”
Chadorp also looked surprised, as if he had not expected that he would carry around such an expensive insulating stone.
“Isn’t it a thermal insulation stone? That’s so many insulating stones… Where did all this money come from…”
“I never said I was poor.”
“If you don’t need it, I…”
“I’m not saying I don’t need it, I’m just asking if there’s more!”
If you have this many insulating stones, your bed will be warmly warm.
Chadorff’s face lit up.
Princess Liona was also happy.
“Wow… this is really warm.”
“Hehe… It’s called a warming stone, and it’s an item that adventurers often use. “Even the knights often bring it to night training.”
This wasn’t the only item that Kang Seol took out.
Pillows and seats filled with high-quality Cukuru feathers.
“If you sleep on this, you won’t get tired.”
“This is it…”
“Don’t you need it?”
“So I’m asking, is there one more? “I’m a big guy, so my body sticks out.”
A dragonfly full of laughter thanks to the snowfall.
– Jingu: Doraemon… I’m sorry, I met a better person.
– I’m tired of bamboo helicopters…
While I’m at it, Kang-seol even prepares something to eat.
Snowfall that overloads the insulation and heats up the food.
The dish was completed while everyone was just watching Snow Seol busily making something.
[The dish is ready.]
[Smoked wild boar neck with young leaves is ready.]
[It smells good. The cooking was successful.]
[The cooking is complete.]
[The truffle stew is complete.]
[It smells good. The cooking was a success.]
Snowfall served food to everyone.
“It’s simple to just solve hunger.”
“yes yes? “Simple?”
“Hmm… it smells good. “Is this okay?”
“I sprayed some odor-blocking scent earlier.”
“Okay then, just relax…”
Everyone put Kang Seol’s food into their mouths.
Liona’s eyes widened.
Everyone looked at each other in surprise, as if responding to those pupils.
“It tastes like yam….”
“It doesn’t taste good?”
“It’s so delicious! “I was shocked!”
“Then that’s a relief.”
Chardorf smiled happily at the sight of the princess eating food like a squirrel. Then he looked back at Snowfall and nodded.
It means thank you.
There was such tremendous power in the small happiness encountered in the midst of hardship.
Perhaps the memories of the moment she is enjoying now will give strength to Princess Liona on her path.
“Hehe… Getting out of the stuffy Royal Castle is helpful here. “You almost didn’t even get to experience a moment like this, right?”
Tchadorf laughed bitterly.
As soon as I tasted the warm food, my whole body became drowsy.
They fell asleep like that, except for Snow Seol, who was on watch.
* * *
Princess Liona wakes up, rubbing her eyes. She kept looking around to see if anything was uncomfortable.
“Uhm… what’s going on?”
Chardorf noticed the presence and took care of the princess’s discomfort.
Liona whispered something to Chadorf.
Upon hearing this, Chadorf’s complexion changed and he nodded.
Kang Seol asked them.
“Are you going to the bathroom?”
Lione stuttered in shock.
“Wow, how can the princess do her business in the wilderness?”
“Aaaam! “Where else can you find such insulting words!”
“So where are you going now?”
“I like the night air, so I’m going to take a walk with the princess!”
“Are we going to guard together?”
When Snowfall tried to stand up, Chadorf stopped her.
“Now, don’t follow me! The princess is not trying to solve the problem right now, but if you happen to hear the royal family use the toilet, you will be sentenced to death according to the laws of the Kingdom of Nevenia! “Do you want to die?”
Liona looked at Chadorf with tears in her eyes. Kang Seol laughed as if he was empty.
“If the law is enacted, I guess there are a lot of perverts in Nevenia who want to listen to the royal family defecate?”
“of course! “So isn’t it governed by law?”
“It’s a scary law. Okay, I’ll wait here, so don’t go too far.”
“You can’t do that! The princess has an active bowel, so she makes a bit of noise…”
“Chadorp! Please shut that mouth… please….”
“Ugh… Anyway, let’s go.”
Snowfall sent them away and fell into a light sleep with her senses awakened.
The cries of birds that woke up late.
All the birds were looking at the snowfall.
* * *
Chadorp and Liona moved quite far despite being told not to go far.
“Would you like me to sing a song for you?”
“Chadorp, why did you say that?”
“Isn’t the raven child persistently trying to catch up with the princess even though she has this Chardorf?”
“Is there something you want to say, Liona?”
Princess Liona’s voice came back from the grass.
“…Chadorp, can we escape?”
“I’m so… so scared. Everything is unfamiliar…”
“Everyone is an enemy. “Does everyone in the world… hate me?”
“Even if they bring 5 wagons with them, I will take them all down.”
“Now that the King has passed away, you are like Nevenia’s mother. For now, you’ll retreat to avoid all the vile snakes, but you’ll have to return to Nevenia someday. “Would you… please do that?”
Chadorp said with his arms crossed.
“Fortunately, the person who came at Count Brispin’s request is quite skilled. “You saw it too, right?”
“Did you feel it too? “That person…”
“Yes, he is not an ordinary person.”
“Are all transferees like that?”
He shook his head.
“That won’t be it. Anyway, it’s fortunate for us. And…”
raised his head and looked beyond the darkness.
“You there. “Don’t come any closer.”
“yes? Chardorf? “Who is there?”
“Princess, are you finished?”
“Yes, let’s go now…”
“No, just stay there.”
A boy who looked much younger than Liona jumped out of the darkness. He said in tears.
“Oh man. I got lost in the mountains. I’m so hungry…”
“Stop trying to fool me. “If you come near me, I will beat you to death.”
The boy who appeared from the darkness was Shuro.
The boy who was crying changed his expression in an instant. He said, nodding his head.
“That’s strange. Why don’t you sympathize?”
“Because I can’t afford it. “So, are you targeting the princess too?”
“Yeah, that’s why I waited. Are you going to rebel?”
“It’s okay, princess. Fortunately, I brought a weapon with me.”
A kite-shaped shield that covers half of the body and a flail with a barbed iron ball hanging down.
Chadorf tensed and waited for his opponent’s move.
Then the boy’s underdeveloped fist rushed in front of him.
Raise the shield and place it at the correct hitting point.
It is standard to attack by tilting slightly, but if you do this, you are clashing fists with iron, so defense is an attack.
‘If he hesitates…’
Hana Shuro’s fist easily crushed the steel.
The shield caved in and Chardorf flew away.
Chardorf gets thrown into a tree.
The tree shook because it was so large.
Chadorf barely managed to come to his senses. It was an opponent he could never, ever defeat.
What should I do? My body is already heavy.
I had to think. How will Liona survive?
Soon, an evil voice burst out of Chadorf’s mouth.
“Princess! Run away! Go to the crow!”
Chardorf lowers his head while saying that.
Shuro’s fist landed where his head was.
Let’s go, let’s go!
The entire tree fell.
Shuro tilted his head and asked.
“Crow? “Who is that?”
“You have nothing to know, you b*stard!”
A tackle made from a low stance.
Chardorf is furiously charging towards the tree on the other side, hanging on to the tree.
The tackle was successful, but the force applied was weak.
“It’s pretty good.”
Shuro’s foot kicked Chadorf in the chest.
“It’s a lie.”
Chardorf has already thrown away his weapon and fights with his body alone.
There was too much white in the eye.
The sight of him grabbing the rotten tree and swinging it was like a match burning for a purpose.
However, a match alone could not set the lion on fire.
Shuro blocked his attack with one arm.
Shuro kicks Chardorf as if he’s annoyed.
“Anyway… those things called knights are annoying. But….”
Shuro’s chest was pierced by a blade stabbed from his back.
“What is this? “Princess?”
“You evil man!”
Shuro pulled out the blade and dropped it to the ground.
“That’s a lie… Why…”
A shadow filled the hole in his chest.
“Yes, it’s a lie to say it hurts!”
Shuro grabbed the princess by the neck and made her lean against a tree, lifting her up.
“Where is the statue?”
“What… are you talking about…”
“It’s happening again. I have no interest in the princess’s life. I’ll just find the statue and go back. huh? “I won’t hit you.”
Liona spit in Shuro’s face.
“If you’re going to kill me, kill me.”
“Wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu… it’s soooo…”
Shuro punched Riona in the abdomen. Because the force was controlled, the intestines did not explode. It was just extremely painful.
“I was also lying when I said I wouldn’t hit you sorry. So come on. Where is the statue? “I’ll just take that and go back.”
“Hehehe… That’s a lie too, right?”
“uh? How did know? “Don’t you want to talk?”
“I will not.”
“Well, hitting it is dangerous, so I’ll have to cut it somewhere first.”
Strangely, there was no sense of fear in those words.
‘If you say so, then so be it.’
She had already fought beyond her limits.
The opponent was a monster and she had no choice.
“eight! “I could just cut off my arm!”
The cutting sound that follows.
Liona’s feet suddenly touched the ground.
Her big eyes filled with water at the moment of regained freedom.
Fresh air filling your lungs.
Shuro’s handprint on her neck just proved that it was true.
And her arms were also fine.
‘Then that sound from earlier…’
When she raised her head, she saw Shuro’s arm. His arm was cut off and thrown to the floor.
Someone’s movement of picking her up. A familiar scent and a familiar size.
A voice came out from behind the crow mask.
“Was it true what Chadorf said, that there are perverts even in these mountains who want to listen to the princess’s toilet sounds? Sorry, Chadorp. “I thought it was a lie.”
Shuro said as he picked up his fallen arm.
“Are you a crow?”
“Perverts don’t need to know who I am.”
Karuna, who cut off Shuro’s arm, soon blocked the snowfall.
Liona was surprised to see the back.
My heartbeat is now becoming more frequent as if I am relieved. Just having Karuna standing in front of her made her feel protected from the whole world.
Snowfall said as she put down Princess Liona.
“you. According to the laws of the Kingdom of Nevenia, it is the death penalty.”
“You’re lying, right? “Where is that?”
“Yeah, I didn’t believe it either. I guess you did too.”
The golden eyes behind the mask tightened their grip on Shuro.
“I will take immediate action.”