How to Live as a Wandering Knight – Chapter 73.1

𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐖𝐢𝐳𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 (𝟒)

𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐖𝐢𝐳𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬  (𝟒)

The commotion at Gulrak’s house was not a big issue. It might have been different if Johan was a suspicious wanderer from afar, but he had the support of powerful families behind him.

In fact, the influential people of the city even apologized.

The incident was concluded as an act of excessive loyalty by the followers of Emperor.

Johan praised the bravery of the mercenaries, distributed silver coins, and the city nobles seized the opportunity to attack the nobles of the Emperor faction.

“Sir, it would be best for you to leave quickly.”

“Yes, I agree.”

Not only Suetlg, but also Marco spoke up, indicating the city’s atmosphere was unusual.

There was no reason for Abner or the Jarpen family to get involved in the city’s power struggles and tarnish their own flags by doing favors for others.

The group quickly prepared and left the city. Although some tried to persuade them to stay longer, Johan decisively refused.

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“Lost in thought, I see. What’s on your mind?”

“I was thinking about Caenerna.”

“Charmed by her looks? She is quite beautiful.”

Suetlg stroked his beard as he spoke.

A wizard studies and manipulates mysteries, eventually gaining stronger persuasive power in speech and voice.

Among wizards, some excel in this, possessing the ability to captivate souls with their beautiful appearance and sweet voice.

If they have a good soul, they become great advisors; if not, they manipulate others for their own gain, becoming ordinary wizards.

And Caenerna was typically the latter.

“No. Thinking back, didn’t you try to kill her?”

‘𝘐𝘧 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥, 𝘐 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦.’

“No. I was wondering what trick that wizard might be up to.”

“Again with that sound? Don’t worry, it’s fine. A wizard’s oath isn’t as simple as you think. To repay the kindness of being saved by granting three requests doesn’t just mean fulfilling the requests. It also means that she cannot harm you. Right now, she must be agonizing over how to phrase her words, her head probably aching.

What do you think she will say?”

“How would I know?”

“If she doesn’t want to lose her magic, she’ll have to figure it out herself.”

This whole situation must be quite bothersome for Caenerna, trying to twist the events in a way that doesn’t harm Johan.

But for Suetlg, it was a matter of little concern.

Caenerna, being resourceful, will surely handle it well!

“Sir!”

From a distance, Marco returned from his scouting mission. He had gone out as an advance scout with a few mercenaries.

Such scouting was essential the farther they were from the city. Before the main force moved, it was necessary to identify any dangers so that those following could be prepared.

“There are mercenaries on the road.”

“Here too?”

“They seem like no big deal. We can probably just pass by. . .”

Marco cautiously offered his opinion.

In fact, among the group, Marco and the knights were in the most precarious position.

Unlike the others, they were captured prisoners. So even voicing a simple opinion required careful consideration.

Johan wasn’t arrogant, but it still wasn’t easy to speak up in his position.

“If the Sir says so, then that’s what we’ll do. We’ll continue straight ahead.”

“Yes!”

Marco’s face brightened.

As Marco said, the mercenaries were unremarkable. They looked dirty and unhappy from staying outside for a long time.

They glanced at Johan’s party, disappointed they weren’t an easy target.

“Watch your eyes. If you look again, I’ll pierce them!”

“. . . . . .”

The mercenaries hired by Johan shouted fiercely.

Being mercenaries themselves, they knew what the others were thinking. These kinds of people, like animals, needed to be shown who was in charge.

“We were wrong. Sir Knight. We’ll move aside, please forgive us.”

“We were wrong!”

The mercenaries slowly moved aside. Johan’s party proceeded through the tense air.

“The situation in the south isn’t good. How can we live in peace like this?”

“It’s the same everywhere in the Empire, isn’t it?”

“It doesn’t seem like where the Emperor is would be the same.”

Suetlg displayed a look of dissatisfaction as if displeased that only the Emperor’s fiefdom remained intact while other places got embroiled in the flames of war.

After all, isn’t this entire political situation in the Empire due to the greed of the Emperor and his family?

“. . .?”

The mercenaries had disappeared, but people kept appearing on the roadside, from travelers burdened with luggage to merchants, not just mercenaries.

At first, it seemed like they were fleeing from the fighting, but they were too numerous for that.

“What’s going on?”


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