How to Live as a Wandering Knight – Chapter 96.1

𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧 (𝟖)

𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧 (𝟖)

𝚊ẇ̇ᴇ𝚋ṡ̇𝕥ᴏ𝕣𝘪𝙚𝔰.𝙘𝕠𝕞

There were no mercenaries who clung to that place after nearly losing their lives. After all, isn’t the very job of a mercenary about risking one’s life?

Above all, having seen Johan slaughter the city’s soldiers, they were not foolish enough to continue challenging him.

Currently, he was treating the mercenaries kindly and respectfully, but who knew if he would take up a sword in anger?

If Johan wanted to save that insane wizard, he could. The mercenaries had no complaints. Any they had melted away at the sight of Johan.

‘𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦.’

Johan slightly regretted it. He should have calmed down the excited mercenaries. It was the first time he realized how terrifying uncontrolled magic could be.

Especially the power of Caenerna, who wielded fire, was even more brutal.

“Make sure the mercenaries who have entered do not act recklessly.”

“Yes. Since I’ve threatened them with whippings and the gallows, none will dare to act rashly. But Sir Knight, we still haven’t found the defense captain. . .”

After invading the city and causing chaos, they succeeded in capturing the magistrate and some members of the royal faction advisory council.

However, the defense captain managed to escape swiftly. They had no choice but to focus on the magistrate first.

The mercenaries were still searching, but there was no news yet.

“It doesn’t matter. After all, the defense captain is just another mercenary like us.”

Gurelic wasn’t too worried about missing the defense captain. They might have missed him, but they had captured all the sub-captains. What more could they do with all the actual commanders in custody?

By now, the defense captain would be far south, fleeing with his amassed wealth.

“There’s no need to be unnecessarily scared, but stay vigilant. Deploy soldiers in each area and set up guards.”

Johan spoke firmly. It wasn’t just them; the Wilago Mercenary Group had also entered, so the tasks had to be divided.

The problem was, while Johan trusted his own men, he couldn’t trust those from the Wilago Mercenary Group.

There were many experienced veterans, but also many green recruits without proper gear. The most frightening thing was a mistake by one’s own allies.

That’s why he had to speak strongly.

When Johan spoke strongly, it meant his voice was filled with murderous intent and intimidation.

The sub-captains felt their mouths dry with tension. Wiping sweat from their hands, they nodded.”

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𝚊ẇ̇ᴇ𝚋ṡ̇𝕥ᴏ𝕣𝘪𝙚𝔰.𝙘𝕠𝕞

“Sir Knight.”

“?”

“I have brought this for you, Sir Knight. Normally, one should take care of such things themselves.”

Achladda, with a cheerful face, tried to put a golden necklace around Johan’s neck.

Although they did not plunder the city, the properties of the kingdom party, city party members, and magistrates had already been confiscated.

The confiscated properties were amicably shared among those who arrived first. There was a reason why the mercenaries were so delighted.

“Thanks for the necklace. . . So, did you properly take care of what I asked?”

“I did, but I’m not sure if I saw it correctly.”

Johan had ordered Achladda to separately collect anything like documents or maps that the magistrate had━that is, anything written in black ink on white paper.

Such items could be lost or burned in the chaos.

Satisfied with the collected amount, Johan expressed his gratitude.

“Thank you. You’ve worked hard.”

“Don’t you like this more than the golden necklace?”

Achladda looked disappointed. It was the most splendid and beautiful item from the magistrate’s mansion. He had fought off others who were drooling over it and brought it. . .

“No. I’m certainly grateful for this too. Very happy.”

“Sir Knight is indeed a unique person.”

Regardless of what Achladda said, Johan separately took care of the maps and estate registers related to the towns of Dolek and Palmon that he had agreed to receive.

He had suspected their existence, and there they were. The registers contained details of properties, incomes, residences and names of freemen, serfs, and slaves, as well as land records.

Such registers were usually compiled by the town priests. Johan knew this well as he had learned while working with the priests. The records were detailed, possibly written by a meticulous priest.

‘𝘐𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘯𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘬𝘯𝘦𝘭𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘜𝘮𝘥𝘪𝘮 𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴.’

“Sir Knight! The main force has arrived!”

“That’s good. Now I can relax a bit.”

It had been tense controlling the city with only Johan’s army and the Wilago Mercenary Group.

While the mercenaries were happily spirited, Johan was someone who prepared for the worst in such situations.

It’s often those who worry a lot who end up suffering.

Unlike Johan, the mercenaries were quite disappointed to hear that the main force had arrived.


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