pitch black night (7)
The shadow’s reaction as if conscious of someone meant that Roman Dmitry existed beyond the communicator.
said Baron Charlton.
[It’s really great. It’s not enough to just attack the Écorchet’s stronghold, to deal with all the shadows. Admit that our plans have failed. Roman Dmitry. You are a more dangerous figure than the public knows, and it would be impossible to assassinate by ordinary means. Ecorche and shadows. To mobilize more troops than that, in reality, rather than assassination, it would be more than enough to mobilize the army.]
It was a one-way conversation.
Even when there was no reply, Baron Charlton was convinced of the existence of the opponent.
[But don’t think that Kronos will give up on this. His Majesty Kronos wants your life, and we have never failed his expectations. If you fail once, you’ll get two, if you fail twice, you’ll get three, and if you’ve failed even three times, I’ll send you assassins until you run out of breath. How long can a single individual withstand the attack of the Empire? Cairo and Dmitry can’t protect you. To be hostile to Kronos means an unacceptable disaster.]
It’s not just a threat.
The Kronos Empire has proven its existence.
Those who dared to rebel were trampled on horribly, and people had no choice but to ignore it even though they knew it.
They say they raise their voices alone.
No one helped.
It is a powerful country that publicly reveals the goal of conquest of the continent, but it was not confident to bear the arrows of anger.
Maybe it was possible to fight them in the first place.
However, as the years of staying silent despite the repeated atrocities once, twice, and ever, it is now impossible to do anything.
Baron Charlton was mentally oppressed.
He acknowledged Roman Dmitry, but he also showed the conviction that he was bound to collapse at any time.
By the way.
[…] … Is it fun?]
“Since when did the Kronos Empire speak before action? When Emperor Cronus first announced the assassination, you showed confidence that you would not fail. And, as you can see now, I am alive and well. You may continue to try to assassinate in the future. Hire another assassination guild, or send a shadow. That is my share. But, let me warn you of one.”
Roman Dmitry grabbed the shadow’s neck.
Strongly suppressing the struggling shadow, the sound of suffocating breath flowed over the communicator.
“Somewhere in your house. There will be a present I sent. If I had decided to assassinate you, it was the poison I would have used as a means. keep in mind Assassination is not just for you, and if you want to kill me, it would be quicker to lead your troops and declare war, rather than a frivolous assassination attempt.”
It was the first time.
Despite the threat of Kronos.
Rather, there was no one who raised his voice in Baron Charlton’s memory.
“I am really looking forward to seeing your face to confirm the gift.”
Roman Dmitry cut off communication.
* * *
Baron Charlton’s mansion turned upside down.
A gift from Roman Dmitry.
It means that the mansion’s complement has been breached, and in response to Baron Charlton’s decree, the servants checked every corner of the mansion.
As a result.
I found a mysterious box in the supply warehouse.
“… … In the past week, there have been no outsiders. It seems that they broke through the surveillance of people and left the box in the warehouse.”
Baron Charlton’s stomach churned.
inside the box.
There was a bottle of clear liquid.
At first, I did not even think that I might be poisoned by poison, and the servants kept it in a box and went straight to the tower Behemoth.
Roman Dmitry predicted an assassination by poison.
If you think you are using this for assassination, you need to check whether it can detoxify the poison.
A group that mainly deals with lethal weapons such as poison.
Because poisoning occurs frequently during the experiment, their detoxification technology was also rated as the best on the continent.
Wizard of Behemoth.
Matteo opened his eyes and looked at the liquid.
“It is a colorless and odorless poison. You came with something very difficult.”
“Don’t go overboard, check if it’s possible to decipher.”
People generally think that detox magic cures all poisons, but that was a big mistake.
The realm of detox magic is only part of it.
In order to cure a truly deadly poison, it is important for the wizard to release the detoxifying component and uproot the poisonous poison.
With such technology, he could assert that Behemoth was the best on the continent, and even at the beginning, he looked at the poison with a relaxed expression.
Once moved to the lab.
After poisoning the slaves there, he then watched the reaction.
The poison’s progress was sudden.
There was no sign, and suddenly the slave vomited blood and trembled.
“Sah, save me… … Cool.”
It was an addiction.
Matteo manifested magical power from a distance.
He looked at the slave’s body with the energy of detoxification, and tried to cure the poison by spreading the energy throughout the body.
But the condition of the slaves showed no sign of improving.
The confident expression on his face was drenched with sweat from a certain moment, and he sincerely devoted himself to the treatment and worked hard to treat it somehow.
The slave fell.
Looking at the pale complexion of the corpse, Matteo wiped the sweat with a handkerchief.
“Where did you get these things? The nature of the poison is very poisonous, so it is impossible to cure wizards who have experienced it for the first time. I think it will take several experiments to figure out how to detoxify this poison.”
“If I were poisoned by this poison. Could you have saved me?”
“… … To be honest, I am not confident right now.”
Baron Charlton’s expression hardened.
A poison that Behemoth cannot heal.
In fact, it means that detoxification is currently impossible, and Roman Dmitry possessed such a venom.
I see now
It was the same as Cort’s death.
If Roman Dmitry had wished for his own assassination, he might have been killed by this poison.
The blood was cold.
As Cort vomited blood, he looked down at him with a smile on his face, and when he projected himself onto it, it was not a matter to be overlooked.
“From now on, find a way to cure this poison by any means. It is a weapon possessed by the forces that oppose the Kronos Empire. I understand that it will take time, but the answer that it is impossible will not be allowed.”
Baron Charlton hastily moved forward.
The more I knew, the more I was no ordinary guy.
For now, the priority was to report the series of situations he had experienced to the emperor.
* * *
series of situations.
Emperor Cronus, who had heard of the poison from the shadow’s failure, spoke with an expressionless expression on his face.
“In the meantime, those who rebel against the Kronos Empire have been constantly present. However, among them, there was not a single one who did not bow his head in the face of the Kronos Empire. Baron Charlton. What type of human do you consider Roman Dmitry to be?”
“… … Even if I break, I don’t think I’m a person who bows my head.”
“It is as you say. When the Cairo royal family pressed for Roman Dmitry’s arm, they opted for a head-to-head confrontation with the confederation of the Kingdom. And now the assassination attempt. Écorche and his shadow sent a message that they had the power to cut off the head of Cairo’s king, but they could not only attempt to assassinate in the reverse direction. Roman Dmitry. They have never allowed us to compromise.”
There was no one like Roman Dmitry.
When they go out strong, doesn’t history prove the end of characters who come out equally strong?
Baron Charlton shrugged.
Knowing what kind of person Cronus was, he did not dare add more words.
“For an empire to exist as an empire, it cannot allow even a single precedent. But now is not the time to declare war as Roman Dmitry calls it. People think that Kronos is still enduring because he doesn’t have the strength to conquer the continent, but we know that’s not the truth. If only one problem was solved. Kronos will be able to accomplish a great cause.”
Roman Dmitry does not know the truth.
only a fraction of
The power of Kronos that people feared could not be called Kronos’ power.
opponent in the end.
He was just a frog in a well.
If he had known the true power of Kronos, he would not have dared to rebel or utter the remarks to lead his troops and declare war.
Therefore, Emperor Kronos did not express his anger.
No matter how evil and evil he may be, Roman Dmitry will be but an ant that has passed by in history.
However, there was no reason to keep them alive.
“Call the demons of the abyss.”
Baron Charlton’s eyes widened.
the demon of the abyss.
It was a completely different existence from the shadows called demons.
To mobilize them was a fatal will to kill Roman Dmitry no matter what the circumstances.
“I take orders.”
Baron Charlton bowed his head.
The emperor’s words are the law, and circumstances other than that were not permitted.
“The opportunity will come soon. then. Show the Kronos Empire clearly to the hostile forces. What happens when you fall for Kronos? Let us set a precedent that will never look up to us again, with Roman Dmitry torn apart, whom they admire as a hero.”
Sitting on the throne, he looked down at the nobles lined up behind Baron Charlton.
From start to finish.
The nobles, who were watching the situation, silently expressed their intention to blindly obey the emperor’s orders.
they were sure
As Emperor Cronus put it, it will soon remain as ‘a cruel precedent’.
* * *
Roman Dmitry headed to the estate.
The venom that terrorized him was the embodiment of the skills of his previous life.
‘Maybe it’s an unfamiliar kind of poison. Even if you borrow the power of magic, it will not be so easy to decipher.’
source of poison.
It was the Sacheondangmun Gate.
They are known to possess thousands of deadly poisons, and in the process of Baek Jung-hyeok’s subjugation of Moorim, they drove many demons to death.
A force optimized for slaughtering multiple enemies.
If Baek Jung-hyeok had not reached the level of invincibility (萬毒不侵), the conquest of Moorim would have faced great difficulties.
Baek Jung-hyuk, the head of the Sacheondangmun, had his throat blown.
When the head of the family fell, they raised the white flag, and by accepting the Four Heavenly Dangmun, they also gained their knowledge.
Even if Baron Charlton succeeds in deciphering it.
It didn’t matter much.
The venom that killed Corte and sent to Baron Charlton was one of thousands, and Roman Dmitry had more venoms in his head.
Although there are limitations to perfectly implementing the poison of the Four Heavenly Gates due to the different surrounding environment, if a full-scale war begins, the assassination accompanied by poison will put the enemies in fear.
one of his weapons.
As Kronos attempted to assassinate, it was necessary to tell him what the cost of the assassination was.
‘With this, the Kronos Empire has no choice but to move cautiously. Dmitry also has a chance to counterattack with an assassination, so they won’t try to eat each other’s flesh by recklessly killing people around them. In the end, Kronos is an advantageous fight, but poison is a weapon that can be very effective in reckless slaughter.’
It was kind of intimidating.
The enemies failed in their plans.
Then you have two options.
Either try assassination once again, or kill the people around you except yourself.
Roman Dmitry used poison to prepare for the latter.
Since he couldn’t prepare for all situations alone, he put a knife to the opponent’s neck and protected the people around him.
Plan to buy time.
It was a temporary measure.
There was going to be a war someday, so it was necessary to prepare everything in the meantime.
‘The Kronos Empire cannot hide its ambition to conquer the continent. It is certain that in the near future they will declare a conquest of the continent, and from then on, I cannot stop my people from dying. For me, I’m just preparing as much as possible. The only perfect solution for us is to win the war.’
The wind blew.
I felt the smell of blood.
Dmitry has already been caught up in the vortex of war, and he can never turn away from blood and death.
Arrived in Dmitry.
However, before announcing the victory, there was news waiting for Roman Dmitry.
“… … Lord. An invitation has arrived from the Valhalla Empire.”
Crossing a single mountain called Kronos, this time another predator exposed its teeth.