Merlin got information about the events transpiring within the kingdom of Ptolemy easily. He didn’t even have to place too much of an effort into this. He and Sylvie went into a nearby village, the nearest they can find that hasn’t been evacuated yet.The declaration of war as well as the state of the former Genesis city made it so that everyone living in villages near it evacuated to the cities. As such, it is a far way from this point that the next village is located. This also means another thing. That, the things transpiring within the kingdoms reach the ears of these villagers easier. All thanks to two things. The soldiers sent to guard these places and, the merchants that come back from the kingdoms as well.Both of these are tattletales that cannot hold their stories. The juicier the story, the easier it is for them to slip their tongue. Though Merlin and Sylvie didn’t rely on this at all. They went there in the guise of being merchants. Bringing fruits that are harvested from
Nathan easily got the good side of every guard on the walls as soon as he came back. This isn’t because of any merit to his own character but, rather, because of what he brought for them. The fruits that he got from the old man.“Hey man, these things are good. Can you get more of them?” One of the guards asked Nathan right after the first bite.Even Nathan himself is shocked by how good the taste is to be honest. He didn’t expect it to be this good. Every bite brings out a plump juice that’s rich in flavor. That’s the kind of experience they’re having which leaves them wanting more. There’s also the faint taste of something else but, this is barely recognizable. Nor should it be a cause for concern at all as they continued gnawing on the food. “I think so. The old man seems to be easy enough to fool.” Nathan said as he looked back down. Sure enough, the old man is still there, waiting for what Noah is going to say to him.“Yeah. Like hell we’ll allow him to enter inside the kingdom
Outside the walls of Regulus, the cheers of the people can still be heard. The intensity of it can be felt on the ground as well. This makes it difficult for the guards stationed there to ignore what’s happening. They want to watch the whole thing as well. It’s not everyday that something like this happens after all.Yet they have no choice but to guard the kingdom. Leaving their duty for the sake of entertainment would not only stain the reputation of the kingdom’s soldiers, it would also, definitely, get them fired from their job. The guarantee of this happening is enough to keep them in check. Continuing with their duty as they saw a small wagon approach the walls.“Stop.” A guard said as he jumper from on top of the walls.This is one of the new guards – Noah. He’s just been placed in this duty a month ago and, already, he feels like his luck’s ran out because of the recent events. If the monsters attack the kingdom, he’s one of the first who’d probably get killed. Not to mention
“LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, ARE YOU READY!”The crowd roared as the ground beneath them began to shake. Not just from the loudness of their voices but from the clapping, stomping of feet, clapping, and cheers made by hitting shields with swords placed inside scabbards. “Today we are here to witness a great show of sportsmanship among three kingdoms of our Continent!” The announcer added. “Without further ado! Let’s get this fight started!”The crowd continued roaring. As if the intensity earlier isn’t enough, it increased even more as flags from the three involved kingdoms began to be waved from the seats of the crowd. There is nothing here but entertainment, just as what King Wolfhound said. “Starting off from the North.” The announcer said. “From the kingdom of AVARREH!”The soldiers of the said kingdom began to stand out from the rest. Making their voices heard as they chanted a cry that’s only made in the north. Bringing the rest of the crowd to silence as the promised prince is intr
[Five Days Later – Kingdom of Ptolemy]Soldiers from all five kingdoms gathered within a large stadium made of living trees. The place is well built and highly secured as, the fighting grounds below cannot reach the audience with any untoward attacks that go to them by accident. Owing to the same tree vines and roots that make up that very stadium. A living thing that absorbs excess mana other than what is released on the fighting grounds below.This gives a sense of security to the soldiers who all cheered and shouted in excitement from what they’re about to witness. This is the reason why the kingdom of Ptolemy has been chosen in the first place. Though it’s also true that it’s chosen because of its neutrality to the whole ordeal, it’s also chosen, primarily, because of the state of the stadium itself. Keeping everyone safe, especially the monarchs who watched everything from an exclusive viewing deck.All five monarchs came to watch this whole thing. They didn’t bring their wives o
King Wolfhound returned to his quarters with a brooding look on his face. He’s moving sluggishly, having his sword right beside him which he doesn’t even bother hiding. Making the soldiers nearby think twice before even attempting to approach him.This temperament of the king is nothing new to the people who work in the castle. Though the kings hasn’t been in this state for a long time, it has become a bit more occurrent with this year. This being even more so after the declaration of war made by the demon lord.Hence, King Wolfhound returned to his quarters without any interruption. Nobody talked to him. That’s why he’s surprised to see that there’s someone in his throne room. Standing right by the window and looking thorough it. Not bothering to turn and recognize the presence of the king of that land and, the owner of the absolute authority placed upon that same room. A feat only possible because, this same disrespectful man is none other than Mordred Pendragon.“King Mordred. I’d
The two of them got transported right to the entrance of the kingdom’s forge. Unlike the other kingdoms where there is a bit of diversity in terms of the blacksmiths, in this kingdom there’s only one group. This is managed by the kingdom itself, specifically, it is managed by the royal family. With the second son of King Wolfhound being the head of operations. Someone who came to greet them at that moment.“My king, I didn’t know you were coming today. I would’ve made preparations.” The prince looked at Queen Hera.“Forgive me, I didn’t know that Queen Herpastium would be gracing me as well.” He knelt to the ground. Refusing to look either monarch in the eye.“You can stand up now son.” The king said which his son immediately followed. “This is my second son, Blaze. He’s got a knack for creating weapons and all those stuff. That’s why I assigned him here.”Unlike the king whose body has bulked up muscles everywhere, this son of his has more compact muscles. Not in any way weak looking
[Helios Kingdom – Present Day]Queen Herpastium sent a formal letter to King Wolf before she proceeded with her plans. Even though she’s eager to see the weapon, she can’t do so while disregarding common courtesy between nobles. That’s why she performed this action and, after three more hours, teleported to the city of Helios.Just like anyone else, she teleported in the middle of the city. This immediately made her feel her spine tingling. She has never been a fan of Helios kingdom. Not with their barbaric methods and their ideal to rank humans based on their raw strength alone. This place does not value basic etiquette nor does it hold any good regard for intelligence without brute force.“My lady, we should probably get going now. This place reeks of the scent of men.” One of the guards said. A woman who is also the queen’s personal knight – Lilith.“I couldn’t agree more general.” The queen said as she offered one more distasteful look to the regular citizens before walking away.