The Magic of “Analysis” Sees Through Everything – Chapter 128

𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠

“So that’s what happened.”

Luke sighs.

It seems that another plot was moving without his knowledge, and they were somehow involved in it.

And separately from that, Luke was also acting under his own plan.

It’s extremely complicated, like intertwined threads, to figure out how much of it was Matius’s plan and how much was Luke’s own plan.

Matius bowed deeply to Luke and Alma.

“I apologize for using you two. I should have formally asked you, but the situation changed rapidly and I couldn’t. It’s all my responsibility. If you feel uncomfortable, I’ll accept any punishment.”

“No, please raise your head.”

Luke waved his hand in a hurry.

“We also wanted to do something about Clavi. It was good to have someone like you. We couldn’t have made it to the end on our own.”

“I’m honored to hear you say that.”

In fact, even if Luke, a stranger to this country, had uncovered Clavi’s crime, he couldn’t have done anything about it.

He was able to gain the support of the law enforcement bureau, Miranda, but it would have been difficult to bring them to justice.

In that sense, the existence of Matius was even a stroke of luck.

“So, what’s going to happen to those guys?”

“Clavi has suspicions of corruption in several places besides the waterworks bureau. There are many testimonies besides this ledger, so he probably can’t stay in this state anymore. It’s hard to imprison him because he was a council member, but he won’t be able to avoid being expelled from the state.”

Matius answers while stroking his chin beard.

“As for the 《Blue Sky Hawk》, in addition to beastkin abuse, they are suspected of violating the Mercapolis adventurer law, extortion, assault, illegal gambling, and tax evasion. They are probably involved in several murders that have occurred in this city. They will no longer be able to act as adventurers.”

“I see. . .”

Luke sighed deeply.

It was a lonely end for the city’s celebrities and heroes, who had reached the pinnacle of glory and splendor.

“Then we’ll excuse ourselves. This is where the real work begins. We’ll make sure those four get their comeuppance.”

“Then, Luke, Alma, see you next time!”

Matius and Miranda saluted Luke and left.

“. . .Is it really over. . .I wonder. . .”

Alma muttered in a daze.

“I’m sure. . .I think so.”

Luke felt the same way because the situation had changed so quickly that he couldn’t feel real.

“Sir Surberry, Lady Bastille!”

The one who came was the chairman.

“I, I am Harald von Mücke, the chairman of the Mercapolis Council. I have been very rude to you two! Please forgive me!”

He bowed low, wiping his sweat.

“No, you don’t have to apologize for anything.”

“No, no! The many rudenesses to the nobles of the Arrogas Kingdom, no matter how much I apologize, it’s not enough.”

Luke’s words were not heard.

“I’m at a loss. . .”

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When they were in a bind, the council members rushed in with a sound like an earthquake.

“Sir Surberry! Nice to meet you for the first time! I’m Ulrich Frato, who runs a restaurant in Mercapolis! Please get to know me! Have you decided on tonight’s meal? If not, please come to our store!”

“I run a clothing store! Please come to our Altmain clothing wholesale when you need clothes!”

“I pride myself on running the best inn in Mercapolis! Please stay at our Hotel Vilner! The fee is fine!”

“Wait, wait a minute. If you come so much. . .”

Luke was flustered, but the council members kept piling up business cards in front of him and pitching.

“Sorry, Sir Luke, or should I say Sir Surberry.”

It was Falx who came there.

“All the council members in this city are merchants. They can’t stop when they see a business opportunity.”

“Falx-san, help me! This is beyond us!”

“Unfortunately, that’s impossible for me.”

Falx exaggeratedly shrugged his shoulders.

“The merchants of Mercapolis have an unspoken understanding not to interfere with other businesses. If I step in here, it would break that. Accept their welcome. Otherwise, they’ll push you all the way to the bathroom.”

“S, So. . .”

Luke’s sigh was drowned out by the voices of the merchants’ flattery and advertising.

Two weeks later, Miranda came to Luke, who was preparing to return home in Crete Village.

“You’re going already.”

“If I stay any longer, my body won’t hold up.”

Luke answered with a bitter smile.

For the past two weeks, Luke and his friends had been forced to live a life of royalty under the name of hospitality from the merchants.

No matter where they went, the merchants followed them around, and in a way, it was the most restrictive days they had ever had.

“If I stay any longer, I’ll get so fat I won’t be able to recover. I don’t want to see a feast for a while.”

Alma shivered her body.

Every meal was a feast, and Luke and his friends were dreaming of gruel.

“And we’ve pretty much settled things here.”

Two weeks later, the black spot fever incident, which was said to be the biggest corruption scandal in Mercapolis history, was about to be resolved.

Despite various evidence, Clavi stubbornly denied it, and in the end, he was stripped of all his positions, his entire fortune was confiscated, and he was exiled.

The three members of the 《Blue Sky Hawk》 were found to have been involved in Clavi’s corruption and committed various crimes, and they were stripped of their adventurer’s qualifications and are awaiting trial.

It is rumored among the city folks that they will probably be sent to the prison mine.

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