Break The Limit
From the 6th class onwards, there were only tiny amounts of records that were left.
There was no one who ‘officially’ achieved the level. Hence there only a few spells that were known for such a class. In his former life, Ian made usable spells by himself, or found out some formulas from old unknown resourced books.
“From now on, the best warriors of the Pieric Province will protect Sir Ian with me, Kalian. With the honor of a true warrior, we won’t let even a small mice be able to approach him. Do you copy?”
At the basement of the Pieric Province castle, the great land lord Kalian Pieric’s abandoned gymnasium.
Together with the great land lord with his duel axes, his warriors blocked the path completely. At Ian’s favor, they were protecting Ian with their best.
“Yes! My lord!”
Inside of such protection, there was Ian’s ‘main body’ lying on the wall, unconsciously. With the conducted mage ‘Mary,’ who gave up disguising like a male.
‘If there is any problem, inject mana in my head. Then I will wake up.’
That’s what Ian had asked from Mary.
Thanks to that, she was positioned right next to Ian.
‘I have never seen such magic.’
Mary recalled the spell Ian had casted.
It seemed similar to the Mirror Image spell, but its characteristics were totally different.
‘What was the name? Puppet Play, was it?’
Literally, Ian was ‘playing puppets’.
While the ‘Mirror Image’ spell only made fake illusions that couldn’t do anything but standing, this 6th class spell was much more than that. Not only could these two puppets freely move, but also these puppets could cast 5th class magic. The main body became unconscious and became the ‘controller’, and that was the weakest point of this spell.
(ED Note: jeezus 2 Tower Lords basically….)
‘Let’s focus, focus.’
Mary stopped thinking deeply.
As Ian had asked from her, she paid attention and was alert.
‘He told me to protect him.’
He didn’t tell her what he is doing with Puppet Play, but Ian was her life savior, wasn’t he? Not only her but all those soldiers, warriors and the great land lord owed their life to Ian. To pay back his grace, they all focused on protecting Ian.
(ED Note: …Am I the only one who thinks the spell sounds a little bit… just a little bit dirty?? yes? no?)
“You came! You came!”
The Crown Prince Hayden spoke loudly like an excited child.
He was so relieved now.
Ian appeared at the best moment.
It was a glimpse of hope for the Crown Prince.
“I bet we are connected! I was about to call you. I even asked this to the captain. Haha!”
The Crown Prince only took a few seconds to regain his confidence. Ian didn’t come here to support the Crown Prince, but it made Ian smile. Maybe because he was the man who Ian had spent the most time with except his family?
‘I might start to like him.’
Ian’s second life was different to from his former life in many aspects.
After simile Ian looked at the Tower Lord and Ragnar.
It was exciting to see their embarrassed faces.
‘He made a similar face when I destroyed the mana storage a few years ago.’
Especially the Tower Lord’s face turned anxious.
Ian’s appearance must’ve been way out of his farthest expectations.
Although he managed his face quite well, but Ian had already looked at his facial expression long enough.
“Ah, it is you, Ian.”
Pretending he was fine, the Tower Lord approached.
He said to Ian like usual.
“I heard that you completed the mission successfully, by the report from the Pieric great land lord. I heard it was so tough that it caused you to faint. You did a great job for the Empire.”
“It is my duty, I did what I have to do.”
Ian replied as usual, as well.
It was the typical conversation between the Tower Lord and an Archmage.
“However, what are you doing here? If you had rest enough, you’re supposed to go back to the Ivory Tower and do your business. Perhaps, you didn’t heard about what happened to your famil…”
“I received a letter from the Ivory Tower. However, I also received a letter from the Emperor, his highness which ordered me to come here and help the Crown Prince, his highness.”
While saying that, Ian showed the Emperor’s letter.
It wasn’t the secret letter that Ian had read before.
It was the official order document that was attached to the letter.
“May I read it?”
“As you wish.”
It was an order with the Emperor Terry Greenriver’s signet.
After checking his signet, the Tower Lord started to read the letter nervously.
‘I knew he would do something, but…..’
He didn’t expect this letter to be handed to Ian successfully, nor that Ian would decide to come here while leaving his family behind.
‘It seems lady luck smiled on you this time, your highness.’
However, the Tower Lord didn’t want Ian to join the embassy, of course. In addition there were many excuses to refuse Ian to join the embassy. He had a back up plan.
“I can see it is an order from the Emperor, his highness, but I’m afraid you can’t join us.”
At the Tower Lord’s calm reaction
“Why? Do you dare go against my father’s will?”
The Crown Prince reacted furiously.
Of course, the Tower Lord didn’t care about him at all.
“Your highness. This council is about trust between the three countries. We had agreed to limit the numbers of embassy and guards. We agreed to it, we can’t just change our number of embassy. Hmm Hmm!”
After short pause, the Tower Lord continued his words.
“The basics of diplomacy is trust, my lord, even a single additional soldier would cause a big problem. Then, how can we add arch mage to our embassy? I am sure the Emperor knows this council’s importance, and he would understand my action.”
What the Tower Lord said was true.
Although these three countries weren’t at war, they had contested each other for a long time. As such the three countries would meet at one place with a reclaimer, soldiers and embassy from each country. They treated this meeting quite sensitively, and they barely made this meeting with many considering it. If one of the countries tried to against this agreement, the meeting will be ruined at the very beginning.
“The foundation of diplomacy is trust, indeed.”
Ian admitted the Tower Lord’s excuse.
Archmages were like war machines. Already 2 Archmages and one Tower Lord was involved in the embassy. What would happen if one more Archmage was added to the list?
‘The meeting will be ruined completely.’