While Flay and the rest began their feast, Lilly and Selena were summoned by the Mage guild leaders who joined the tournament...Lilly had to offer her pleasantries to the Order and was berated by Tianne’s superiors for Lilly’s silence and disregard in offering any valuable information about the Tamers. Several Mid and High Adepts stood before Lilly. But, leading them was a Mage Expert! The mages represented various mage guilds within the Northerfort. A majority were women, and only a few were men.Among those within the group were Harley and Tianne.Harley didn’t join in berating Lilly, and Tianne didn’t have the strength.“You fought with that Tamer, and you kept silent of their power?!” A Mid-Adept mage argued.“You should have informed all mage guilds of that man’s power?”“What? I had to do that? So tell me… what have you ever given me? So what if I kept silent?” Lilly frowned.The response, Lilly drew surprised exclamations.“What do you mean… so what?”“All of you laughed at
With so many skilled experts around, the battles of each were shown, and the highlights were focused upon.The Shield Prince, who stood nearby, also joined in the conversation as the group discussed strategy and technique in the battle.Flay was immersed in eating and enjoying the food.Clint and Ligz were also busy digging into their meal. The more serious ones were Liathel, Arthen, Legacy, and William, who made assessments in the fights of everyone.“Justin, you have a disadvantage when fighting. You have amazing skills, but against the raw power of the enemy, it will seem dangerous. Elaine, your power is great, but those attacks are not enough to break through defensive enemies. Finally, Liathel, your fight with the Unyielding Steel is likely to happen. But you have to harness more power in your slash.”“That is… if he will be your opponent.” The Duke began.Many were stunned at the words of the dukes.“I am sorry, dear friends. But the matchups can change. You see, the next round
The Duke couldn’t see any flaws in this accusation. Liathel was beautiful, and with William’s reputation and declining status, any noble could commit such atrocities against them.“Milord?!” Mia asked the Duke.“My lord! There has to be another way!” William added.“Well… If you guys can think of a reason to barge into their residence, then go for it rightfully. But if not, that suggestion will work! Basically, anything that will warrant you charging in their place uninvited and where you start attacking their men and force them to defend themselves.” The Duke explained.The group huddled together and quickly made suggestions. But the Duke always had a reason to shoot them down, claiming it was unreasonable. “It has to make sense and is hard to refute. Your goal is to buy time. It has to be something that demands their attention, and it has to be something that they cannot easily prove wrong. Not to mention, your task is only to confront them. We don’t want your family to be on the r
Even though there were numerous visitors from the city, Westerfort Heaven city did not have many open shops. The once loud and active main commercial district barely had anyone there!In the kingdom where strength is respected, the nobles that visited the Westerforts were naturally stronger, more powerful, and wealthy. The freemen naturally hid as the Westerforts were generally the weakest among all Dukedoms.It was common for the wealthy and powerful to take beautiful freemen maidens to be their chambermaids forcibly. After numerous instances where families have split apart or Freemens mysteriously murdered, when nobles of the different dukedoms would visit, most freemen often hid in their residences.Those that remained outside to work were often owned or directly managed by Westerfort nobles.But even Barons feared a night like this. The Diasons even received an assassination order without willfully angering another.Shops were closed because many freemen who opened their businesse
The Count was expected to make his appearance. With the plot of assassinating a duke, it was expected that everyone involved would have their respective excuses. The druids have made their excuses, and their specific role wouldn’t make them make a direct appearance, but they would cast a spell from a certain distance to perform their magic.But the Count was a person of authority and had to properly make preparations to give him an excuse and exclude him from the list of suspects. And so, to do that, he had to present himself as the esteemed guest of the Viscount who had made reservations and was hosting a party as their sponsored fighter had moved to the next round.The Emerion family continued to enjoy the festivities, and at the seat of honor was Count Brent Sarfaron.“Do we just walk in and shout at the hand of god? Wouldn’t he choke us?” Richard laughed as the group slowly approached.“We will find out, won’t we?” William laughed as he moved towards the mansion's entrance and was
The mansion where the delegates of the Duke resided was heavily guarded. And unlike the mansion where Viscount Emerion was, who hosted a great celebration, the Northerforts were very quiet and somber.Tianne had lost. And she lost greatly against Ligz. The fight was made public which made all of Tianne’s innovation and arrow magic known to the world. And the battle itself showed the weakness of the arrows as Ligz was even able to avoid and evade these attacks!The mansion was surrounded by a beautiful thick garden full of trees adding darkness around the mansion. Guards of mages patrolled every floor of the mansion and stood in every hallway.The dinner of the dukes and duchess had ended and Asteria had returned to her abode at the very deepest chambers of the mansion.In the dark of this night, a certain mage continued to make his rounds. He was one of four male mages that accompanied the Duke. Most of the strongest fighters and mages in the Northerforts have always been women. The N
The traitor didn’t have time to wait for confirmation. He hastily acted in getting the group inside.“Everyone! Follow my orders!” The traitor mage walked around and issued commands.“Be careful! There are more detected around the area! Follow my command!” The traitor rearranged the positions of each mage and told them to be warier.Lilly and Selena saw the changes as more mages gathered in certain places.“Stop!” Lilly charged closer with her light constantly shining.“I am not here to fight you! Get me my stuff back and I’ll leave!” Lilly shouted.On the other side, Selena also approached.“Yes. Mine as well. We have cut ties with all of you, but if we move inside, we are sure that you will harm or torture us! Get us our stuff and we will leave!“You have cut ties and cursed the guild! How dare you! All your items… all of them are ours! Didn’t you two win a lot by betting on those fools? Then why would you need your stuff back? Just buy another!” A Mid Adept shouted and called out t
The moment the words left Liathel's mouth, everyone was silenced.Even the Experts were surprised and frowned.William turned around and saw her daughter marching toward the man she just pointed at and knew the sacrifice she made for the mission.William had already noticed that Rachel was not yet out of the room. The count would surely retreat back to the room with his body double and make the switch there. But who knows if the count will notice something off or detect Rachel! With his power, he could easily catch Nodin!They needed more time! The experts that served the count now had reasonable excuses to wipe them out! The Diasons had no choice but to stop in their charge and cease the attacks as they no longer have any justifiable reason to make these attacks because of the count's arguments. Even the Shield Prince could no longer defend them!But now, Liathel didn’t target the count. She targeted the common guard who had no peerage.The crowd was surprised at how Liathel glared.