How to Live as a Wandering Knight – Chapter 124.1

𝐓𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐆𝐨𝐝 (7)

𝐓𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐆𝐨𝐝 (7)

“Why, you don’t believe me?”

“No. . . no, it’s not that. To be honest, I didn’t expect you to accept it right away.”

“You thought I was going to curse you a few times, hit you a few times, and then try to blackmail you. I don’t have any intention of doing that. If the curse you mentioned is useful, I will pay you the appropriate price.”

The words “knowledge is power” were even more strongly felt in this world. It was good to know anything.

Suetlg didn’t know all the mysteries, and Caenerna was the same. So was the ranger Galambos from the east.

Honestly, if it’s a curse that can summon a Minotaur, he could have let it slide. He even accepted it when he asked him to sell himself as a slave. . .

‘𝘐 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘢 𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘥𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘧.’

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On the night of the crescent moon, a white cow is tied up and five wooden pillars with characters inscribed with magical meanings from the East are inserted around it.

A mixture of elm, cinnabar, and salt is placed and burned to produce smoke.

Caenerna watched all of this process with an excited expression. Any wizard would be interested in the mysteries of the East, even if it is evil pagan magic.

“The philosopher of Ipaël River will be sorry to miss this.”

Caenerna laughed maliciously. She seemed quite happy that Suetlg could not see this mystery firsthand.

“Can’t you just tell him about it later?”

“It’s completely different from seeing it in person. Besides, you rejected the baron’s proposal? Is the elf of the Bluea family so beautiful?”

“It’s not because of that, but she is beautiful.”

“Really, it was just a matter of taste?”

Caenerna was surprised. Even though it was for political purposes, she thought it was too much, but it was really a matter of taste.

Bluea clan elves are beautiful in the face, but they are far from the standard of beauty in other ways. Caenerna, who had seen many beautiful elves in the emperor’s court, could not help but be stricter.

“Be careful when handling mercury. Tell the soldiers not to breathe in the smoke.”

“Yes, I understand.”

The smoke from burning mercury contains mercury vapor. Caenerna, who did not know this, asked in a puzzled way.

“Why not breathe in the smoke?”

“Because it’s poisonous.”

“Poison?!”

Caenerna was surprised. Mercury is also handled by many alchemists. She did not use it much, but there were those who deliberately inhaled the smoke of burning mercury.

“Really poisonous?”

“If you don’t believe it, feel free to try it.”

“You have a very nice way of speaking.”

Caenerna unconsciously believed Johan’s words. She herself did not know it, but Johan made Caenerna, a wizard like herself, believe in his words. It was truly a powerful force.

“Originally, the vassal army is on the left. The army of the newcomers is on the right. In the center are the dwarves and mercenaries. . .

“Is it okay not to mix the newly arrived vassals?”

“I was going to, but then I thought better of it.”

If the number had been small, he would have just mixed them together and made them into one group. It would have been easier to command and monitor.

After all, the vassals who had served the marquis were a risk factor.

However, an unexpected situation occurred.

The number of vassals who came to visit was much larger than he had expected.

In this case, it was better to use a straightforward method rather than a trick that was too obvious. If there were only a few, he could have coaxed and threatened them, but it would have been impossible with that many.

Johan also felt it.

In the end, if you want to truly subdue and make people loyal to you, you have to show them that you are worthy of it.

Not just silver or guaranteed rights, but to prove that you have the right to rule and dominate in front of countless people!

‘𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘺 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘴. . .’

The preparations were finally finished. Various spells were prepared along with a cow at the edge of the baron’s forest. Dwarf engineers had made traps and siege weapons.

“As soon as he steps on the place where the mark is carved, the ballista will fire and kill him.”

Dwarves often use powerful siege weapons like ballista for monster hunting. The dwarves were confident because they had not just fired a few shots.

Caenerna asked in a puzzled voice.

“But you weren’t close with the priests of the church, were you? How did you get their permission for this?”

Following the slander of the pagans was enough to give the priests a heart attack. No matter how Johan was praised by the priests, this was…

“Ah. I borrowed your name a bit.”

“. . . . . .”

Caenerna frowned. This count dared to use whose name?

“Since you said it was Caenerna’s slander, they didn’t curse me.”

“I’ll count it as paying off a debt.”

“It doesn’t matter anyway… But more than that, I felt it last time, but are you keeping track of the debts you owe separately?”

He knew that wizards had a unique way of thinking. Even beyond the requests he had to listen to, it seemed like Caenerna was keeping track of the debts separately.

“There is… something like that.”

“That’s right. Even if I say it’s okay, it won’t mean much to a wizard. Serve me diligently until the debt of your heart is gone.”

“. . . . . .”

Caenerna stopped herself from cursing.

Usually, she was angry that the lord didn’t know enough about wizards, but now that she saw it, it was also a problem that the lord knew too much about wizards. She couldn’t play with him at all, right?

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𝚊𝐰𝘦ʙ𝕤𝐭𝕠ʀ𝙞𝔢𝕤.𝔠𝔬𝙢


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