‘Alexis Lore’ was a 7-star knight who was the guard knight and secretary to the 2nd Prince Lapishan and served as an adjutant on the battlefield.
However, he was not very close to his master.
First of all, Alexis was not in a position to serve Lapishan for a long time.
He was a member of the Imperial Knights, just like the other princes’ guards, but because he had not been able to overcome the eight-star wall for a long time, he would soon be relegated to the Frontier Knights.
He could not be promoted to senior engineer because he could not make any progress in a situation where his juniors were coming up to him.
So Alexis and Lapishan’s relationship was only temporary and they didn’t have much interest in each other.
But Alexis was now drawing her sword for Lapishan.
“Such a hopeless case…! “How dare you report on the enemy side like this!”
“…I apologize. “Lord Lore.”
Although he was in front of a razor-sharp blade, the old man who reported it had a calm face.
He was a man named ‘Pilson’, the commander of the 27th Soldiers’ Corps, who is currently the general commander of the soldiers’ corps under the corps.
This old soldier, who achieved 6 stars in swordsmanship and 3 stars in magic, was the highest ranked soldier in a corps of commoner soldiers.
However, the reconnaissance report he posted was very poor.
Lapishan rested his chin and muttered quietly.
“Hmm, I’m devastated. As a result of scouting activities, ‘the enemy’s current movements are unknown’…”
Then he threw down the report and began to stare at the old man.
Pilson flinched for a moment at the red eyes that showed the meaning, but soon regained his composure.
‘So you’re a veteran of all battles?’
Or is it okay if I die here?
Lapishan opened his mouth.
“Commander Pilson, in order to understand the enemy’s movements, we have scouts and will attach them close to the enemy lines…”
Sharp speculation abounds.
“What does it mean to not be able to identify trends? Are you saying that our soldiers are incompetent?”
Then Pilson answered.
“I don’t know if we are incompetent, but at least we are not reckless. “Your Majesty the 2nd Prince.”
“You’re not reckless?”
Alexis was well aware of cases like this now.
So he gritted his molars and spoke softly to Lapishan.
“Your Majesty, this is typical ‘disobedience to an aristocratic superior.’”
It was a term referring to a phenomenon in which commoner soldiers with extensive battlefield experience did not follow the orders of young noble knights.
This often happened when a knightly corps, all of whom had knighthood, carried out operations together, as opposed to a corps of soldiers made up entirely of commoners.
‘You’re crazy. ‘Director Filson.’
Alexis, as an imperial knight, could not accept it.
The person in front of the leader now was not just a noble knight.
In fact, Emperor Bareshan’s second son himself stepped forward.
‘How dare you disobey the royal family?’
This was something I could say nothing about even if I was summarily executed.
So Alexis even drew her sword in advance.
Because the 2nd prince is the son of the current emperor.
‘Your Majesty would naturally ask you to cut off his head.’
He thought that it would be natural if he inherited the bloodline and tendencies of an extremely cruel emperor.
But something unexpected happened.
“…Then explain to me about not being reckless. “Director Pilson.”
“Why didn’t the scouts understand the rebels’ situation? “I’m asking you to explain that.”
Unexpectedly, Lapishan gave Director Pilson an opportunity to explain.
“I apologize very much, but first, let me explain the enemy’s current scouting response…”
Then the soldier commander explained it clearly in his own way.
“Well, the scouting activity itself was dangerous? Right. “There was a reason.”
Prince Lapishan nodded slowly.
But Alexis still didn’t let go of her sword.
Even though Emperor Bareshan looked calm like this, it was customary for him to cut off the heads of his courtiers with a single nod of his head.
Therefore, the second prince also thought that he could order the execution without any hesitation.
But that didn’t happen.
“I understand. “Then will you please bring me Lord Lore’s map?”
Lapishan holding a map with the nearby terrain recorded.
“Now here. And here.”
He was giving the troop leader a picture of several locations and giving new instructions for a scouting operation.
“Perhaps at these points the skirmishers can move in relative safety. There is no need to understand the whole thing, just find out which characters are moving behind the scenes. “Especially keep an eye on that Gilroshan guy’s whereabouts.”
Then, Director Pilson bowed his head in surprise.
“I understand, sir. “I will carry out the operation as you instructed.”
This made it irrelevant whether it was disobedience or not.
The prince and the commander of the soldiers confirmed each other’s abilities, so all that was left to do was for each to do his job properly.
Alexis was in a state of great surprise.
‘You are a completely different person from His Majesty the Emperor.’
However, Prince Lapishan waved his hand at the commander of the soldiers without any hesitation.
“Just go away.”
Then, while taking a step back, Director Pilson suddenly said something like this.
“Sir, I didn’t tell you this because it is unconfirmed information.”
“There was a story that the power of Aolem, the god of vengeance, was felt among soldiers who were sensitive to divine power. “Please just bear with it.”
“okay? A god of revenge? “Thank you.”
If you had crushed the leader, you would have obtained information that you would never have known.
“Lord Lore, tell the story just now to Lord Siora of the Chrystal Spire. Just in case, I told you to prepare a magic that detects divine power.”
Then Lapishan falls into thought again.
“…I understand, sir. “Then, I will go see Sir Roxanne Sciorra.”
Alexis, leaving the barracks like that, had somewhat profane thoughts.
‘What are the qualities of an emperor?’
If there are certain qualities necessary to ascend to the throne of the empire and maintain that position…
is that the atrocity that Emperor Bareshan possesses?
Or is it the generosity and wisdom shown by Prince Lapishan?
This was something that he, a mere escort knight, had no idea about.
* * *
“Ahh! Gilroshan! “You son of a b*tch!”
“Yeah, you know it doesn’t really hurt, right? “Wake up quickly, you bird!”
“Aaaah! “You’re still a prince!”
“If it’s unfair, why don’t you become the emperor of the empire!”
Now I was beating Palamir Sodin without hesitation.
He was a lot older than me, but he didn’t have any qualms.
This is because, even while imprisoned in the border guard’s temporary prison, he tried to bend everything to his will.
…just like this.
“If everyone offends me, mobilizing the 1st Corps in this war will be a waste of water.”
“You probably haven’t figured out the operation of the corps yet, have you? Hahahaha!”
He is cleverly using the current situation of the revolutionary army and authority that is not his own.
But I suddenly kicked it from the snout.
“Aaaah! “Is this guy crazy?”
“I wasn’t crazy at all. Legion operations? I’m not curious about any of that? “It doesn’t matter if you don’t have the 1st Corps.”
“what? “This b*stard is finally revealing the true colors of the Empire!”
“You should show your true colors in moderation. “I have to do my best at Tamgwan Duck too.”
For a moment, I thought about calling in Kals, an expert in this field, to beat Palamir, but this time I decided to take care of it myself.
Because I don’t know what kind of story will come out about Hael.
And at the same time, Palamir continued to scratch me with sensitive stories.
“Damn it! Are you doing this because of that b*tch Gilroshan, Eve?”
“I’m sorry, but she won’t survive long. “What a terrible b*stard the Therian is!”
In the original, Therian Wyler was a bloodless and tearless man who killed all of his grandfather and younger siblings.
Besides this, his verbal abuse continued tirelessly.
“Shit! “If I had known this would happen, I would have taken that b*tch off right away…!”
Do you feel like your ears are rotting?
Is there any way to mute this?
“Oh, come to think of it, there was that, right?”
I ordered the soldiers to fill a corner with water.
Then he grabbed the guy’s head and started pounding it.
“Teacher, don’t you feel refreshed since it’s been a while since you washed your face?”
[An unexpected event ‘Water Knows the Answer’ occurs!]
There were many ways to obtain information from NPCs, but this was the fastest and most effective.
Of course, it’s really mean, but…
‘But there’s nothing more certain than this corleong soup, right?’
And after putting him in a few times, I felt that I had accumulated more from this guy than I thought.
“Stop that! stop!”
“stop? Who decides that? “You decide?”
Even though I had clearly alleviated the side effects of the Frontier Swordsmanship, for some reason the heat was spreading all the way to the top of my head.
So, this was something I did purely because I had bad feelings towards him.
Palamir was practically half water and half human.
I asked, facing him.
“how is it? “Are you willing to tell me what you know?”
When I asked, Palamir nodded slowly.
Still, he was showing his last venom.
“I’m sorry, but if it’s about the 1st Corps, there’s nothing you can do even if you know… That’s not something you can do with just a few pieces of information.”
“I told you, right? “I’m not interested in the affairs of the 1st Corps.”
“First, tell me about that underground camp. “About the slave prisoners there.”
“Everything.” “Don’t leave anything out.”
“huh? All of that? “I can’t remember everything!”
“okay? Then, the white elf homunculus that was in the innermost part. At least you’ll remember that, right?”
Of course, if you don’t remember, I planned to make you remember.
“Ah, that thing….”
Palamir’s story began.
That was the first time I heard information about Hael.
* * *
Hael was not Palamir’s work as I had secretly expected.
‘Some of the techniques for creating homunculi are advanced black magic.’
Currently, on this continent, black magic is virtually treated as banned magic.
Imperial Revolutionary Army Beast Tribe.
Regardless of faction, it was not difficult to find a warlock and learn black magic.
Since I am a player, I knew the growth paths, but…
‘There is no way for a revolutionary army commander to learn black magic.’
Warlocks were more shy than necromancers.
So, he thought there was no way he could pass on his knowledge to such a big man.
‘At least there will be some contact with those producers.’
I was definitely thinking that Palamir would have a deep connection with the creators of Hael.
Otherwise, it was virtually impossible to secure a homunculus as elaborately crafted as Hael.
Whether you bought it with money or exchanged it….
‘There is definitely a path.’
I was guessing that I would then be able to track it based on that route.
But my expectations were wrong.
“That is loot.”
…Ah, you picked up Hael?
“Is this guy joking? “Are you asking me to believe that now?”
“Hmph, even if I don’t want to believe it, I have to believe it, right?”
“Then you have to have gills even if you don’t have gills? “You know that it stings when you drink water through your nose, right?”
What if we expanded the Mystic Area here and created the effect of inserting and subtracting the deep sea?
Do you think we can get closer to the truth?
“Now wait a minute! You crazy guy! “Listen carefully to my story!”
Palamir must have been afraid of the look in my eyes, so he hurriedly began to add further explanations.
So I decided to shut up for a moment and listen to Palamir’s story.
“Among the important bases of our corps, there is a place called Kaibar Plateau. “It’s a mysterious place where fog is thick all year round and strange phenomena occur here and there.”
“okay! I was checking the area to prepare for training, found a suspicious group, and defeated them to get that elf! It’s not a lie, it’s real loot! Yes, it was a bunch of people dressed in black!”
“…Everyone wears black clothes, mister.”
However, since one worthy place name appeared, it could not be wasted.
I knew there were elements related to demons there.
‘Yes, that’s right. There’s a chain of quests about the demon world war and demon hunters hidden there.’
So, we were able to see that Palamir’s story was at least not an absurd bluff.
‘So, Hael is related to demon hunters?’
It was at that time that the system message was output.
< True God's Creature >
[Destiny Quest] It was something no one expected that a creature of unknown origin would appear in this world. Go to the Kaibar Plateau and investigate it.
Objective: Move to Khaibar Plateau. Not yet known.
Expected reward: Not yet known.
A new fate quest suddenly appeared.
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