Chapter 142. One Question (4)
Silica’s face relaxed a bit when she heard that. Teyle, a Pabel knight, had come. Silica nodded and went to see him.
Silica chased away everyone in front of the reception room and went in alone. A man in plain clothes was sitting at the table. It was Teyle, the knight.
Teyle had the look of a knight, and his actions and words were neat and polite. So, those who met him for the first time couldn’t guess Teyle’s true character.
Only Silica knew.
If she gave him three gold coins, he would be ready to kill anyone outside the palace and bring their corpses back.
So, Silica gave the bag of money to Teyle. After looking at what was inside, Teyle asked.
“Are there many enemies to handle?”
He was asking because there was a lot of money.
Silica nodded, tilting her head.
When he heard that, Teyle chuckled quietly. It was because he had recently taken care of one enemy and got a lot of money.
One of the two knights who took him to the Marquis was Teyle. Of course, Teyle was a knight who kept his lips sealed, so Silica would never find out about it.
“Who is it?”
Someone who had done Callian’s Roselita, stayed outside the palace, and was not related to Callian Manasil.
Silica said in a low voice.
“A mage named Arsene Hertz.”
The deputy leader of Valkan, who had been widely talked about among the Kairis nobles along with Gray. Teyle had also heard his name.
“If you meet Gray Brissen, find out what happened if you can. After finding out, you should keep him quiet. If you do it well, I’ll give you twice what I’ve given you.”
After understanding why the bag was heavy, Teyle got up from his seat silently. He put the bag in his pocket and left Silica’s reception room.
Yan had a very excited look.
“Our prince is getting more powerful, right?”
Of course, there was no reference to Callian anywhere in relation to Valkan. But Yan knew that the magic group Valkan was part of Callian’s army.
“Even though there are only thirty for now, the number will grow a lot soon. So, won’t our prince be able to walk proudly now?”
To Yan’s words, Kyrie, who stood next to him, waiting for Callian to finish showering, carefully replied.
“…I’m not sure if it’s good for you to be even more confident than you are now.”
Yan opened his eyes wide at the honest words.
“How can you stand living under Prince Planche and Prince Randell? Especially if you know how cruel Planche is to our prince.”
Yan, who said this, would be shocked to know that Callian had some connection to Planche. As a result, Callian, who heard Yan’s words in the shower room, made a puzzled face for a moment.
He wondered what kind of reaction Yan would have if he told him about the issue with Planche.
After finishing the shower with complex thoughts, Callian wore simple formal clothes and went to the banquet hall at the Senate. While Valkan had not been officially created yet, it was to attend a light meal to celebrate Romain’s announcement of the creation.
Soon after entering the banquet hall, Callian paused for a moment because of the strong attention.
“Prince Callian has come!”
There were mages from all over the country, and there weren’t many who had seen Callian so closely. So, everyone started to examine Callian together.
-Are his eyes really as red as Sispanian’s?
Because of that, Callian had to meet every mage personally, looking them in the eye.
‘How lucky it is that Randell and Planche didn’t show up.’
They both had believable excuses for not being there, along with Silica. Callian was happy not to have to face the attention.
He thought about that and smiled to himself, when Arsene came to him last. He had a very weary look. So, Callian, with a bit of regret, said.
“Lord Hertz. Are you alright?”
“I don’t think it will improve any time soon, Your Highness.”
Arsene answered honestly, and Callian grinned and said.
“There will be a feast on the day of the opening, so just relax today.”
Then, Arsene’s face lit up a little. He really wanted to go home, but he couldn’t for various reasons.
“Thank you for your kindness. But, after the meal, I have to see Manasil. Besides, if I just go home like this, I can’t even guess what Corps Commander Manasil will say the next day.”
Callian, looking at his face, chuckled again.
” I will pass on my message to Master.”
“Rest when you have the chance.”
At that moment, Arsene, who truly appreciated Callian, said goodbye to him politely.
“Thank you. I’ll be going first today, then.”
“Be safe going in. Don’t fall asleep on the way.”
After saying that, Callian smiled secretly.
Of course, Arsene didn’t notice it. He just hurried his steps and got in the carriage, feeling like Allen was chasing him.
Arsene’s house was on the other side of the Senyu River, so it took a while to get there. Even though Callian told him not to fall asleep, a human’s eyelids were not easy to control.
Arsene’s eyes slowly shut as he quietly listened to the steady sound of horse hooves. And he drifted into a deep sleep.
After passing the Senyu River.
Arsene was roused by the uneasy jolting of the carriage and the frantic voice of the coachman.
Arsene, who woke up with a weird feeling, was called by the coachman again.
“Please wake up!”
Only then did Arsene regain his awareness and quickly get up.
At the same time, the carriage rocked violently.
Arsene’s eyes, which had always been cool, flashed coldly.
He opened the door of the still-moving carriage forcefully.
The carriage was going much faster than normal, speeding wildly. Strange scenery whizzed by.
Instead of being panicked by the sudden situation, Arsene calmly scanned the area, yelling to the driver.
“Keep moving, keep escaping!”
He skillfully used his magic.
At the same time, Arsene’s body disappeared from the carriage and reappeared where he had been looking a moment ago.
Moving from the running carriage to the ground, Arsene quickly made a shield to defend himself. Then, several horses, which were following the carriage, encircled Arsene.
Moonlight shone on the blades pointed at Arsene.
Knowing that his doubts were right, Arsene calmly said.
“Nice to meet you.”
The 5th circle magician who was only 28 years old specialized in quick and effective offensive magic, and was able to make ice spears at a speed faster than thunder.
“Arsene Hertz, Vice Commander of the Valkan Magician Corps.”
Ice filled with a freezing glow flew out from Arsene Hertz.