Volume 2: Chapter 146 (1/2) – Farewell Party
|Possessed Skills||Ruler of the Demon Children of Chaos; Defiant Soul; World Devouring Howl; Sword Mastery A-; Dominator; King’s Soul; Ruler’s Wisdom III; Household of the Gods; One-Eyed Snake’s Evil Eye; The King's Dance at the Edge of Death; Magic Manipulation; Soul of the Berserk King; Third Impact (The Third Chant); Warrior's Instinct; Blessing of the Underworld Goddess; Guided One|
|Divine Protection||Goddess of the Underworld (The goddess)|
|Subordinate Beasts||High Kobold Hasu (Lv77); Gastra (Lv20); Cynthia (Lv1); Orc King (Bui) (Lv82)|
|Abnormal Status||Blessing of the One-Eyed Snake; Protection of the Twin-Headed Snake|
The northern frontlines, also known as the mountain range of the snow god, was one of the fiercest battlefields of the Germion Kingdom. With a fierce climate, one filled with the white despair of a long winter and a brief summer, the people that frequented it were mostly ruffians.
Ever since the Kingdom of Germion was founded by an evil swordsman, they have been steadily expanding their borders, and just recently, 50 year s ago to be more specific, they’ve finally started to set their sights on the snow god’s mountains.
The tribes surrounding the mountain range known as Yugushiva were hostile to the Germion Kingdom. Their people were skilled with the sword, and many of them came to be known as fierce gods. Germion Kingdom suffered in their hands.
But everything changed when a hero appeared.
With the great sword he wielded, he called forth lightning and thunder, he was the adventurer, Gulland Rifenin.
He went around the battlefield and claimed four chieftain heads. He was a holy knight and a hero.
He even managed to unify the soldiers that the weak-hearted commanders could not, allowing the war against the yugushiva to progress smoothly.
It has been 4 years since he assumed office.
After overcoming the disadvantage in numbers and driving the battle north, they were finally only one step away from defeating the yugushiva.
It was that same hero who was greatly puzzled when a messenger from the capital arrived at his office.
“As if the trip to the forest wasn’t enough, they even want me to attend a farewell party? It seems his majesty isn’t very interested in ending the battle here in the north,” Gulland sarcastically said.
The messenger insisted. “You may not like it, but you must go. These are the king’s orders.”
“Tch!” Gulland snapped his tongue, causing the messenger’s countenance to pale as he bowed his head.
“Fine. Who’s going to substitute for me in my absence?” Gulland asked.
“None. The northern frontlines is simply to keep status quo… The winter should bind the enemy’s movements, so it was decided that Lord Gulland’s short absence would not be a problem,” the messenger explained.
“Well, isn’t hiiiiis majesty well informed,” Gulland said in a low voice as he stifled his anger.
It was true that most of the yugushiva have been killed. Although they were skilled in the blade, before Gulland’s Blue Thunder, they were as helpless as lambs.
Their movements also grew dull in the winter and could not attempt any large-scale attacks.
Gulland could indeed leave without any problems. The fact that the king had seen through that greatly annoyed him.
“Then, Lord Gulland, I have given you the king’s message. If you’ll excuse me…”
The messenger bowed and turned heel, leaving Gulland alone to grumble.
It was an order, so he had to go.
“It’s really annoying, but it looks like I’ll have to see that saint again,” Gulland said, then he called over his subordinates to give them orders.
“Why are you leaving too?” Gulland said, even more annoyed, as an armored female knight with red hair tied in a bundle appeared before him.
In her hands was the sword she received from the king’s treasury, Vashinant. This scarlet maiden was quite popular among the people.
“It seems an important mission is being entrusted to me,” she said.
Though a holy knight, it was only in name, as she did not yet have the strength fitting of the name. She has been going around the battlefield to learn from other holy knights. Once, she went south, then she came back to the north.
“Tch, well, whatever. I’m going to the capital to report. That’s all, but… Oh, right. You’re acquainted with that saint, right?” Gulland said.
“Did something happen to Lady Reshia?” Lili asked.
Lili has already gotten used to Gulland’s rough way of talking. She no longer cowered when he spoke, and instead, even started speaking back. Gulland himself has also grown fond of Lili and her cursed sword after their many battles together.
Of course, he would never say it out loud, but he did acknowledge her.
“Apparently, she’ll be going back to the Ivory Tower. Seriously, what a pain! Getting in the way of my battle!” Gulland said, annoyed.
“Then please tell her something in my place,” Lili calmly said.
“Hah? And here I thought you’d cry and beg me to take you along. You sure are taking this in stride,” Gulland said, surprised.
“I’ve already been informed through Lady Reshia’s letters. Besides, I am no longer a child who bawls her eyes out, but a knight who wields her sword for the people. I won’t cry anymore,” Lili said.
“Hmph, well haven’t you grown,” Gulland said.
Lili told Gulland her message, then Gulland headed back to the capital.