Chapter 68The Night Before (6)
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Chapter 68: The Night Before (6)
Gensema visited the son of Duke Ronen, Selville, who was also Gensema’s most important client. As long as his son was a client, Ronen could not do anything about Gensema.
“You wanted to see me, sir? Lord Selville.”
The dukedom still belonged to Ronen. Until he inherited his father’s title, Selville, held the title of Earl.
“I don’t like the slave from the other day.”
“Oh, I see! We don’t accept returns, but if you don’t like it, Your Excellency, we can of course get you a replacement!”
“Thank you for that. When I become Duke, I will encourage your trading company with the whole country.”
“We can only wait for that day and be loyal to you. Hahaha!”
Gensema smiled as he agreed with Selville’s assertion.
“Then change it at once. Huhuhuhu.”
Selville drank the glass he was holding and sat up.
“Yes, sir. I will deliver it immediately.”
Gensema walked out with his head bowed. On his way home, he blurted out to his men.
“You son of a bitch. What exchange? There is no exchange for slaves.”
“Isn’t that why they brought the child from the fortress?”
“Well, that’s true. It hurts my pride……to give it away so easily, I can’t help it.”
Gensema said and walked towards the secret hideout in the royal capital.
We knew the general location of the fortress and were able to mobilize the cavalry to find it quickly. The problem was that there was no representative in the fortress and no account book. I needed the ledger to shake down Elheat.
It’s a classified document, so the representative must have it. Based on the information I obtained from torturing the remnants, I visited their hideout in the royal capital.
With a map in hand, we arrived in front of an ordinary two-story building. The remnants confessed that their hideout was in the basement of this building.
“I’ve never seen a representative before, either. They only show their faces to people they really trust.”
We’ll be seeing that face soon.
Zint went down to the basement at my signal. His brute force had shattered the basement door like it was a piece of paper.
Inside, a group of grim-looking men gathered to drink. When the door suddenly blew open, the men looked at us with confused expressions. There were about seven of them. I cupped my chin and Zint rushed out with his sword.
“What the hell is wrong with them?”
“I’m going to kill those slavers.”
Zint sentenced them to death, but the slavers only scoffed at us.
“You’ve got to be kidding me, you know we’re here and you’re attacking us. What, did we caught your girlfriend? Hahahahaha.”
Then one of them said the forbidden word. Zint’s eyes went red from anger. At that moment, the head of the man who had been taunting him parted from his body, the severed head was then sliced into four pieces.
The rest of the guys attacked Zint, but it was a very easy fight. In less than a minute, all the men on the first basement floor had been beheaded before they could scream. It was a massacre without a shred of mercy; the basement floor was covered in a sea of blood.
The blood from the seven decapitated corpses soaked into the wooden floor and people started coming up from the floor below.
“You’re making too much noise.”
A man came up, scratching his ear, he was holding hands with a little girl. It corresponded to the image of her sister, which Lillian described, fortunately we weren’t too late. I whispered to Yurasia.
“Will you save and protect the child?”
As soon as Yurasia replied, they frowned and said.
“Representative, it seems that some crazy people have invaded.”
“Looks like it.”
[Martial force: 71]
[Martial force: 94]
The old one was the representative and the tall man must be his bodyguard. He was probably the strongest one in the Doro Trading Company.
The assassin they sent to me was number two, and this guy was number one. Well, it’s no big deal anyway. Yurasia quickly ran towards Gensema. When Luthrie tried to stop her, Zint rushed forward and made way for Yurasia.
“You’re Zint, aren’t you?”
Then Luthrie noticed Zint. When Zint noticed him as well, he glared at him and shouted.
“Captain of the assassination squad!”
“Yeah, that’s me. I used you because you looked like you could be useful, but you did something terrible and ran away, didn’t you? I’m not sure what to do with you.”
Zint swung his sword and Luthrie parried the attack. Yurasia took the opportunity to kick Gensema’s arm and save the girl. It seemed that Luthrie had intended to put Zint away immediately and protect Gensema, but Zint had become much stronger than when he was in the assassination organization. Luthrie’s face contorted as he sensed this and Yurasia pulled the girl towards her.
“Who the hell are you?”
“Me? I’m Earl Aintorian, the one you tried to kill.”
“Aintorian? What the hell? What about Hogg?”
Hogg, apparently, that’s the name of the assassin who attacked me.”
“He’s dead. That’s why I’m here, to find out who’s behind it.”
“Hogg’s dead? That’s impossible!”
Gensema still didn’t understand the situation.
“There are some people in this world that should not be offended.”
Gensema snickered when I told him that.
“Did that guy kill Hogg? It might be possible, since he can even compete with Luthrie. But Luthrie is many times stronger than that Hog!”
Gensema seemed to have a great deal of trust in Luthrie, the man who was fighting Zint. He didn’t even realize that it was a useless trust.
“Give me the name of the one who hired you. I can spare your life.”
Of course I’m not going to let him live. I didn’t mean it, but Gensema still ignored what I said.
“What are you doing, Luthrie? Get rid of him and kill the Earl, too!”
Well, I suppose that in terms of martial force in the Lunan Kingdom he had no opponent other than Elheat. It is because of that assassination organization and that guy that Gensema could wield power in the continent even though he was just a slave trader.
“Zint, back up a bit.”
To shatter Gensema’s confidence, I summoned Daitouren to attack Luthrie, an opponent against whom I didn’t even need to use [Crush], Luthrie’s torso was immediately cut in two.
Gensema, who had believed in the power of Luthrie, was so surprised that he froze.
“Luthrie is a man whose strength is second to none in the Lunan Kingdom!”
Finally realizing something was wrong, Gensema stepped back and squeezed out a few words. His face, which had been full of confidence, was now stained with shock. Then he began to descend to the basement as he tried to run. There seemed to be a hidden passage in the basement, but…
Yurasia covered Frill’s eyes with her hands and cut Gensema’s legs with Rossade. I walked over to the trash and cut off one of his arms.
The single arm that had been cut from Gensema’s shoulder grazed the ceiling and fell to the floor. Gensema’s face contorted in pain as he grabbed the section of his shoulder that was bleeding and groaned.
“Do you want my help?”
Gensema nodded furiously as I pointed my sword in front of him.
“Then take me to the place where you were going to take her. If you don’t, you’re dead Oh, and give me the ledger, too. And I hope you’ll tell me who hired you to kill me.”
“Still struggling in this situation? Then so be it”
I picked up Daitouren without any regrets.
“Wait, wait, wait! You’re really going to spare me? If I do what you say……you’ll spare me, right?”
He seems to think that if we’ll spare him here, he’ll have a chance at revenge.
“You’ve got five seconds to decide.”
“Okay, okay, I’ll show you. And the one who asked me to kill you is Earl Berghin Hayna.”
Eventually, Gensema confessed, grudgingly nodding.
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