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.
The nobles around were stunned at the horrifying turn of events.An Adept Knight in the service of count Sarfaron had been proven to have raped a Baron!The count quickly moved towards his body-double to see the extent of the wound.The wound struck deep and even injured the bones of Ronald. And the cut on the hip was not just an ordinary small cut. The brute power that flew and struck had a wide, explosive power that destroyed the entire side of the right hip. The wound was thick that it could not be healed easily and would take days even with the cultivation of the knight and the medicine that he had access to.“How dare you…!” The enraged roar of the count erupted out and his massive hand charged toward Liathel.The hand was thick and contained the full power of a Mid Expert!None of them could block the attack.The Shield Prince cursed and didn’t think that the count would have been so enraged that he would send out his full attack on Liathel!William and Richard moved but the exp
Jaden Boland felt the killing intent of Flay and nearly fell off his knees.Flay had blamed him for the failure and how they had to change plans because of the unexpected development that occurred.“If not for our abilities to become like plants and camouflage ourselves every step of the way, we would not have been able to reach this place! Your allies are making a pesky show that even the assassins can’t move inside! And where the hell is the count?!” Flay demanded.Jaden felt fear and quickly realized that this is a person who surpassed the former Druid Elder that he met earlier!“I… I’m sorry for having questioned you, my lord! You must be a Great Elder Druid! It’s… complicated. As for Count Sarfaron, Warlock Jetro informed me that there has been a development!”Flay and Kanter were surprised. If not for the green and mud slimes that covered even their faces, the mage would have noticed the change in their facial expressions.The Warlocks were involved in the plot! This information
Lilly and Selena were now evading and flying above the lands as they continued to launch threatening attacks.While they launched small attacks that struck the magic shield the mages had created, Lilly and Selena never truly released Adept-level attacks to make it look like they were attacking the mansion.Their attacks were only made to threaten or harass.And whenever the mages at the back would launch an attack on Lilly, Lilly would scream out to the heavens that she, a competitor of the tournament, is being attacked!Soon, two mid-Adepts serving Duke Kanter arrived and stood at the edge of the mansion.“What is going on here?! You are too loud!” The Mid Adept shouted.“These mages, due to spite and anger in losing at the gambles against the Tamers, have kept my stuff! I just want my stuff back!” Lilly shouted.BOOM! BOOM!Lilly then sent out numerous attacks.The appearance of Duke Kanter’s adepts posed a problem for many mages. But on the other hand, the traitor was taking advant
Kanter had explained to Flay that his sudden request to help him this night was all part of his plan to force him to fight.He pointed out that in the succeeding battles that had occurred, the Tamers and the Diasons were responsible for stopping the enemy. Currently, the team of assassins has yet to notice how the series of hindrances were all tied to Flay.Kanter explained this to Flay. Flay could only sigh in exasperation.But now, they were before the Duchess and Flay had decided to move all in.“Since I’m bound to the two of you now, we might as well go for gold. Losing their strongest assassins would be a huge blow to the two dukes, right?” Flay asked.“You wish to kill the assassins?” Asteria frowned.“Kill or capture them. Whichever is more beneficial.” Flay chuckled.“You two have yet to prove yourselves innocent from all this. What if this was part of the plan to assassinate me?” Asteria took hold of her scepter Thick energy began to surge out of it.“Give her the space-bendi
Count Sarfaron had arrived in the area. He was panting as he had to run with all his might. He had a very strange disguise and he wasn’t even able to provide a big excuse but rather used the pretense of heading over Duke Dorado to report the atrocities of the Diasons.Since he had no body-double to perform the switch to, he didn’t even have the time to head back to the secret place as the Diasons delayed him as long as they could with the Shield Emperor.He watched and saw the strange scenes where Lilly and Selena were attacked and dragged out. “Despite the delay... This is even better. All that’s left is for the druids to perform their magic....” Sarfaron turned and saw the druids arrive and began to position themselves far from the place and started casting the magic.The assassins that were there since the start saw the druids and wondered why there were five druids in all. But since they had also received word of the delay the druids faced, they assumed the same thing Jaden did.