Published at 21st of November 2020 09:27:09 PM
Editors: Ana_Banana, Yahiko
“Where is he?”
Frey furrowed his eyebrows.
“Probably near there. We’d have to find out more once we get there.”
Watching Torkunta nod his head, Frey fell into thought. (TL: for Nix, I’ll just use ‘him/her’ depending on who’s in control)
This was because Silkid was the place where the Magic Warrior King Kasajin met his end and where Ivan was currently trying to find Kasajin’s relics.
‘Don’t tell me I’m going to encounter Ivan.’
Frey then shook his head as though he was erasing an ominous thought.
“It’ll take him about a year to heal, which means if we fight, we need to do it within that time.”
“We are bound to that monster, so we won’t be able to fight him. But we can still help you fight. I believe we can find his location since we’re his Apostle.”
“That would be enough.”
He had no reason to refuse.
It seemed like a much smarter idea to attack the Apocalypses while they were heavily injured rather than giving them time to recover.
The only issue was the fact that he didn’t know where they were.
But Torkunta had now come to him with Agni’s location.
After he finished forming a plan in his head, Frey warned Torkunta.
“Don’t let the Circle find out you’re an Apostle. Otherwise, the situation might become troublesome.”
“Hmph. I, at least, have that level of discernment… I’d love to say that, but someone has already seen my face.”
“That guy named Jenta. Do you remember him?”
There was no way he’d forget.
“He’s the assassin who’s Ananta’s Apostle. What happened?”
“When the silver-haired Demigod caused the commotion, my mask came off. He saw me.” (TL: didn’t they already reveal their faces to each other?)
It wasn’t good news, but Frey didn’t think it was a big deal.
Just because he’d seen her face didn’t mean Jenta would attack Nix for no reason.
After all, the only reason they covered their faces in the first place was to hide their identities from the traitor, who had already been revealed.
‘…but he could still try to find out who Nix is.’
Of course, that wasn’t a big cause for concern, either.
Nix had never left the Ispania mountains since she was born other than to attend the Demigod meeting with Agni, and even then, they had not left many traces. (TL: Agni said that he found Nix in the Ispania Mountains…best place to start a search)
“If you can, try not to leave the mountain range.”
“I wouldn’t have done so even if you didn’t tell me.”
“Then I’ll take my leave now. I have somewhere to go.”
Torkunta flung his hand like he didn’t care before suddenly frowning.
Then, after hesitating for a moment, he turned to Frey and said.
“…it’s from Niks.”
Frey looked at Torkunta before he spoke to Niks who he knew was looking at him.
* * *
Frey returned to Dalaman’s castle.
In fact, it was embarrassing to even refer to it by that name anymore.
The castle had been completely destroyed, with only a few walls remaining.
The sun had already set, allowing Frey to realise that he had been talking to Torkunta for far longer than he expected.
Heinz was already there.
He was standing on a broken wall and seemed to be looking at something in the distance.
“…are you Frey?”
He turned his head and looked back.
As expected, he had already guessed who Frey was.
To be precise, it was Frey who basically revealed his own identity to him.
Frey nodded and took off his mask.
Heinz muttered under his breath.
Judging from his reaction, he had still been skeptical up to the point when Frey took off his mask.
“To be able to use divine power, you must’ve consumed Lukes’ crystal.”
Without a word, Frey climbed the stairs and stood beside him.
This allowed him to see what Heinz had been staring at.
It was the area that had been ruined by the Demigods.
“The current situation in Luanoble is pretty serious.”
“What do you mean?”
“We also saw the Black Dragon Knights get annihilated. And Honor Jerome has already informed the leadership of Luanoble. Not so long ago.”
Heinz let out a cold laugh.
“It was completely by accident. Isn’t it funny? They had no intention of confronting the Demigods. If they knew they were here, they wouldn’t have even dared to send the Black Dragon Knights.”
Frey knew that the Luanoble Kingdom was rotten to the core.
However, the servility they displayed, even when the kingdom’s proudest Knight regiment was destroyed, made him sick.
“I digress. Frey, I heard about your movements. You disappeared after contacting Beniang from the Trowman Rings.”
He glanced at Frey’s mask before continuing.
“It hasn’t been that long since I last saw you, but it feels like a lot happened. What the hell-”
Frey intentionally cut him off.
Heinz closed his mouth and threw a calm look to his side.
“I learned about the true nature of the Blake family. That it’s a huge experimental site for the Demigods to study the harmony between divine power and mana.”
Heinz wasn’t particularly surprised.
This was because from the moment he saw Frey using both divine power and mana, he assumed that he might know of what was going on at least to some extent.
“Which side are you on? The Circle or the Demigods?”
“Neither. I’m just struggling to take care of my own life.”
“Can you also use divine power?”
“To some extent.”
“And Mischael and Isaka?”
“That’s right. Mischael is about as good as I am, but you can’t ignore our father’s strength.”
Heinz spoke as though he had no intention of hiding anything from him.
Frey wondered if he should trust this man beside him.
“I’m going to the Blake family.”
“There’s something I need to find out.”
“I have no intention of telling you.”
Frey ended it there.
He did not hold any hostility towards Heinz, but information about Illuminium needed to be handled with care.
“It’s possible that I will exterminate the Blake family.”
Frey spoke of the worst case scenario, but if someone were to hear him, he would be seen as crazy.
His words were extremely arrogant.
Was he really talking about exterminating the Blake family, one of the Five Great Families of the Kastkau Empire?
However, Heinz knew he wasn’t bragging and actually had the power to carry out such a task.
The man beside him was an 8 star Archmage, could summon a Demon Archduke and could also use lightning divine power.
Every one of these was already immensely powerful, and there was still the possibility that he had some cards hidden.
“You want me to help you enter the family more naturally?”
“I don’t want to raise any suspicion.”
As Leyrin’s Apostle, she was the one he had to be the most careful of in the Blake family.
Isaka was only an Archmage, and Mischael was a 5 star Wizard at best.
Even if the two of them were able to use divine power, Frey didn’t think they were that threatening.
However, Leyrin’s Apostle, Leita, was different.
She was not an opponent he dared to underestimate.
“You can do whatever you like, but…”
“If you have a request, I’ll try to fulfill it to the best of my ability.”
Frey swallowed the end of his sentence and instead turned to Heinz, but what he heard was surprising.
“…in that case, I’d like to ask you some questions when we’re finished.”
“Right. But you don’t have to answer them.”
“If you have any questions, you can ask them now.”
“No. I still want to observe some more.”
It was quite the strange request.
It didn’t matter if he answered or not, but he still wanted to observe a bit more first?
Frey was curious, but he didn’t think Heinz would tell him if he asked.
‘It doesn’t matter if I answer.’
“Then shall we leave right away?”
“What about the other Circle members?”
“They have already withdrawn. Rounder Sheryl led them away.”
It was a shame.
He wanted to ask Sheryl a few questions.
But it didn’t matter that much. He would just wait until the next Circle meeting.
The two immediately set out for Lufei.
If he wanted to, he could simply warp them over to Pillat as he’d remembered the coordinates.
However, as it was a long warp, it would be impossible to completely erase the traces.
Since he was going to the Blake family to get clues about the Illuminium, he wanted to stay as discreet as possible.
It was better to experience some hardship than get caught in vain.
This was the reason they chose to use the Warp Stone to get to Pillat.
The Warp to Pillat was scheduled for four days later, so the two decided to wait in a nearby hotel.
Although they were brothers, they each had their own room, and not once did they go into the other’s room.
Even when they occasionally encountered each other in the restaurant in the hotel, they didn’t say a word to each other.
Though it seemed quite dreary, Frey didn’t have a problem with it, and Heinz didn’t seem to, either.
And so, four days passed quickly.
They were finally able to Warp to Pillat.
Shortly after the Warp ended, the two headed over to the Blake family residence without hesitation.
Standing before the magnificent mansion, ‘Frey’ couldn’t help but feel a slight tremor in his heart.
The residence of the Blake family had a strong aura of dignity surrounding it, and it could be considered on par with the Jun family residence.
In fact, the overall size, including that of the garden, seemed to be much larger than that of the Jun family’s.
“Ah! Young Master Heinz!”
“Are you returning home now?”
The guards recognized Heinz and all began bowing respectfully.
It was clear that the respect and joy they had on their faces were genuine.
Frey felt like he was finally getting a glimpse of Heinz’s human side.
“Right. I just got back. Who’s home?”
“All the members are in at the moment.”
Heinz’s expression changed slightly.
The fact ‘all’ the members were in the house at the moment meant that the head of the family, Isaka Blake, was also there.
It would have been a lot easier without him.
Then the guard’s gaze turned to Frey.
“Ah, by the way.”
“The one behind you…?”
Then, Heinz spoke with a stern expression on his face.
“Hmm. Did the Blake family’s guards forget my younger brother’s face?”
“If it’s his younger brother… no way…”
“Young Master Frey?”
Embarrassment sprang up on the guard’s faces.
Rumours about Frey were also prevalent among the members of the Blake family.
The child of a wizard family who was treated like an abandoned child because of his lackluster talent in magic and who had been practically chased into the Westroad Academy.
Few nobles knew of Frey’s feats afterwards, such as fighting the pirates and the Lich or becoming close friends with Peran Jun.
So naturally, there weren’t many members who knew of these rumors.
Heinz ignored their reaction while saying.
“Where is my father?”
“I-, in the garden.”
“Good, Frey, let’s go.”
Because there were many people around, Frey bowed his head politely to show his respect.
“Yo-, Young Master Heinz, please wait!”
“What is it?”
“We currently have a guest in the manor. The Lord said that no one is to disturb him because he is entertaining them.”
“A guest? Who is it?”
Heinz’s expression was filled with displeasure.
No matter who it was, Heinz was still the second son of the Blake family.
Of course, there was no such thing as Heinz and Isaka having a close relationship, but externally, there was no better justification for his actions as he was a son who had been away from home for a while.
He couldn’t think of a guest powerful enough to negate this justification.
But as soon as Heinz heard the guard’s next words, the displeasure disappeared in an instant.
“…it’s the Third Imperial Princess.”
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