The Grand Prince Has Run Away - Chapter 77
Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse
The Land of Divinum fell into a serious worry at the appearance of Urbos after nearly 350 years. That was because, according to scholars and historians, it was a fact that the emergence of Urbos was the expression of God’s wrath.
Fortunately, the meaning of it was downgraded after Urbos was seen as a monster by the public eye. But the intellectuals and the reformed clergy who knew about Urbos couldn’t help but turn towards the church in suspicion.
That was because the place Urbos headed to was none other than The Castle of Divinum in the Land of Divinum.
While I was feeling unusual energy from the church like this, I was packing a bag full of tools back at the hotel.
“When on earth is Armida going to come?”
Shura who was packing the luggage together questioned him back.
“What about her?”
“Earlier when I took a look, the essence had gotten a lot bigger. I need Armida to take it to Kara.”
Shura widened her eyes.
“No way. Are you stealing Urbos’ essence?”
“What do you mean steal? I have the right to take what I caught, who is going to have a word on it?”
“But in the Sky City Kronos-…….”
“Stop talking nonsense and just hurry up and pack your luggage instead. I don’t know about the guy whom I pulled this essence out of, but I will never hand this over to Kronos. It has so many people’s lives at stake, you’re asking me to hand this over to them?”
I had no thoughts on handing over the essence to anyone. I took a glimpse at it a while ago, it looked as much of a small warehouse. If it’s that big, it could make millions of Magic Explosive Shooters with just the least use of the essence.
For the sake of my dream to extend my life and for the sake of the future of our human race, I will absolutely not let the Sky City Kronos take it away from me.
“Hurry up. We don’t have time.”
Right as we reached the main entrance of the hotel, I could see General Album who had prepared a large horse-drawn carriage, and the soldiers of Kara. I motioned them to follow me and under the cover of the night, I headed to the place where the remains of Urbos lie.
“It’s the curfew time. You cannot go outside right now.”
An injured castle and sluice gate guard blocked our way. I headed forward and threateningly voiced at the knights and soldiers guarding the gate.
“We’re going to investigate the steel monster. Open the gate.”
The knights and soldiers were startled looking at me. Looks like they’ve heard about the fact that I destroyed Urbos from their predecessors,
“But the Investigation Team left already……..”
“That’s because we were a bit late. Hurry up and open it.”
The knight eventually opened the gate for us. That was because he had no reason to block our way after we told him that we’re a group of investigators, and they cannot ignore me and Shura anyway.
‘Urgh. There are people on board already huh.’
Magic lights glowed up around a destroyed Urbos just like daylight. The place was filled with officials who came for the investigation of the incident. I put my hand forward and pushed through them.
A man clad in armor walked through the crowd. It was Lord Izenberg.
He greeted Shura first and then welcomed me.
“Welcome, Baekmyeon. What’s the matter?”
“I came to take the essence.”
Lord Izenberg widened his eyes as I pointed towards Urbos.
“Why would you?”
“We can’t keep it here like that, isn’t it? There aren’t just one or two after it, what are you going to do if you lose it?”
“But still you can’t. There’s something to be investigated.”
“What kind of investigation?”
“We need to confirm if it’s Urbos. It’s a very important matter for the Church.”
“Is there a need to investigate? It’s indeed Urbos. Go and see the history of the Yosrahim Empire. There’s a painting of him. He appears in the mythology of the establishment.”
Lord Izenberg hurried and followed me.
“So, you mean that’s really Urbos?”
Lord Izenberg grabbed my arm and pulled me to a quiet place.
“Baekmyeon. By any chance, do you know why did Urbos appear here?”
“It’s just the hysteria of that old maid. It’s not much of a big deal so you don’t have to be that worried about it.”
“Hysteria, of whom?”
“Actually, there’s something confidential happening quite implicitly without the knowledge of humans. The incident that happened today too was the consequences of what happened in that extended place. Don’t try to look into it further as it’s related to the Kronos. You’ll get hurt if you do.”
“What kind of thing?”
“Just know up to that. Just come up with something roughly. Then you’ll be able to get out from the eyes of the church like you didn’t know anything too. The Popes know about it already you know.”
“That’s what I’m saying. The reason I’m trying to take away the essence is also related to the Kronos. So, just shut your mouth and stay quiet. Or you’ll get hurt.”
I kind of fooled Lord Izenberg and slipped away from him.
But it wasn’t a complete lie either. The reason I was taking away the essence is indeed related to the Kronos. The only issue is that it’s a thing that will put them in a bad mood.
I looked at Katrianne and Princess Ignes who stood by the tent barracks beside Urbos. They were keeping an eye on me with a significant look too.
I changed my look and headed towards Urbos with the castle soldiers.
“Everyone, get started on the work. It’s okay even if it gets a little damaged, let’s get it over with.”
Right when I was about to climb on Urbos, Katrianne stood in front, blocking my way.
“Kiddo. What are you trying to do now?”
“What do you mean what? I just came to collect the by-products of the steel monster.”
“You do know that this is an item of the Sky City Kronos, right?”
“Who cares? Usually, the winner takes the remains of the war. The loser stays crushed.”
Katrianne gave me a sharp look.
“You think I will allow you to do that?”
“What are you going to do if you won’t grant permission? Send Urbos again? Great. It’s a request, please send a dozen of them this time. I seriously need them.”
I ignored Katrianne and walked past.
She witnessed my final blow. I myself don’t know how did I give such a blow, but anyways, that power remained even after destroying the steel body like Urbos in a single blow.
“Okay, okay. Now we get to work.”
I raised Yojo up by putting on the aura blade as thinly as possible and started to cut through the steel plate around the chest. The plate was soon thinly sliced and continued to come out. The guards of Kara paired up in twos and threw the steel parts down.
The huge essence was seen through the slashed parts of the steel. It was partially damaged, but it also was in a healthy state.
I quickly moved away from the lumps of iron and started pulling the essence out using ropes and pulleys.
“It’s the last work! Do it as carefully as possible.”
The rope that was supporting the huge essence was all over the place as if it was about to rip apart. With all the nervousness coiling up, a woman approached me from the back.
“Grand Prince Yan?”
I turned around for a split second. It was none other than Princess Ignes. She was giving a bright look at me.
“Indeed, you were the Grand Prince.”
I turned my head coldly.
“Then why did you turn your head when I called you Grand Prince?”
“No, I mean, you’re calling me a bastard from the back, and you expect anyone to not turn around and look?”
“You too know that the Grand Prince Yan is known as the villain of the world, don’t you? Wouldn’t you get mad if you heard that too? You’ve been slandering me from the morning, I also have a limit to tolerate them. It will be a war if you behave like this again.”
“Get lost right away! Don’t live like that just because you became a Great Saintess. Even a municipal worker of an alleyway wouldn’t behave like that.”
I said and jumped to the side right as the essence was loaded.
‘Oh my god, that was close.’[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
Indeed, it looked like Katrianne and Princess Ignes suspect that I’m the Grand Prince. Starting from the mask incident to Princess Ignes’ behavior now. I’ve exceeded my level of tolerance now.
But I didn’t care if they suspect or are certain about it. Because they can’t see me unless I take off my mask myself.
I’m the lover of Shura, the Great Saintess of Yingyang, and Padilla, the Queen of Kara. And I was identified as the corrupted Grand Prince enraged by Heaven in the past. If anyone tries to link these two without a thought, their life will be distressed in many ways.
As the huge essence was settled safely on the carriage, I cut off the rope and said in a loud voice.
“Okay! Depart! We’re going back now!”
I took the huge essence and returned to the Castle of Divinum safely. Though I was a bit afraid as Katrianne was so sharp throughout the day, this essence isn’t a normal item.
If I have this essence, the human race can hold up for at least over a month during the era of destruction.
The residents were all out to take a look. Of course, they’d be amazed to see a huge essence that brightly lights up the dark night, but I was concerned.
Since there wasn’t just one of two eying it.
‘Armida has to return soon……..’
This essence is a once-in-a-lifetime treasure that can change the role of power between countries rapidly. It will surely be the target of other kingdoms too, so I have to move it to Kara before the rumors are spread about it.
Right then, Evelyn emerged from the crowd and approached me.
“Baekmyeon. You took this out?”
Damn it, the most dangerous woman is sticking around. I looked down at her vigilantly.
“Don’t look at me.”
“Why are you being like this? I fought earlier too. You need to give my share too, right?”
Well, though it was only the size of a rat’s tail, she also helped me to take down Urbos. I obviously cannot say that she has no share.
“Come to Kara later. I will reward you with money.”
“How much do you want?”
“If it’s this much, then shouldn’t you at least be giving me hundred thousand gold riffs?”
I swept my face down.
She’s trying to rip me off entirely just by few swings of her sword. But if compared to the value of this huge essence, it’s not even equal to the blood on a bird’s foot. Besides, I can consider it as a long way off if it can get rid of Evelyn and her gang.
“Alright. I will prepare it, so, you come to receive it.”
“You’re going to give for real?”
“I will, I said I will. This one doesn’t believe a word I say.”
Evelyn gave a satisfied smile and gave a strange look at the essence.
“By the way, this is so amazing. How did you bring this? I mean, as I saw earlier, that firefly was watching over you with flames in her eyes. Does this mean that you two are on the same side despite you guys fighting like enemies?”
Indeed, she was after it.
“Why are you being like this? Didn’t I just agree to give you hundred thousand riffs?”
“Let’s not be like that. Let’s make a better deal.”
“We’ll create a new Urbos with that essence. Kara will have a colossal weapon and we’ll be able to make money too. Isn’t that good?”
I gave her a sharp stare.
“Ah, then it looks like I have to hand over the essence to you first huh?”
“You have to, right?”
“That’s it. Don’t play tricks on me.”
“I really mean it. Give me just 1 million riffs.”
I wildly waved my hands off. Not just that I couldn’t trust her words, I honestly don’t have any interest in an immobile weapon like Urbos too.
I don’t know if Urbos could be of big use in the relevant battlefield, but quite not in other battlefields. Perhaps if he was in large quantities it may differ, but just one of them was really of no utility value. That was because, at the time of the destruction, the great forces attacked the entire front line in one blow and destroyed the whole place in a single move.
We desperately needed more weapons that could be spread evenly across the frontline forces, or mobile weapons that can quickly support an emergency backup force.
“That’s enough. Making catapults and magic explosive shooters out of this looks way better than that.”
“Really? Well, then we have no choice.”
I gave her a subtle look.
“But I’d like something like a Supporter.”
A Supporter transports you fast in the sky, regardless of the obstacles on the ground like mountains or rivers. It was quite useful, as it could quickly be deployed during an emergency.
Evelyn waved her hands.
“I don’t think you can make a Supporter in this size.”
“Then, that’s it.”
“But a small one might even be possible.”
“You can make it small too?”
“Though have to inquire about it, I’m sure it’d be possible. Should I find it out for you?”
“Then go find it out. About a strong one instead.”
Firstly, I got a strand of it in making a deal. It was also good to chase Evelyn away soon, and I also thought it would be better to have a friendly relationship with them for the time being.
The thing is that I can get scammed too, but since there’s this safe dealing method called a collateral exchange, I don’t think there’s anything bad in trying it out too.
Right when I entered the hotel, I could see Armida who was standing by the main entrance. She screamed as soon as she saw me.
“Brother! What happened?”
“I heard that you shut down Urbos?”
Ordered Abdul and the Kara soldier to excuse us for a moment and leaned on the carriage.
“You saw it too?”
“I didn’t see it, someone gave the news when I was talking to Ms. Prosia.”
I gave a ridiculed expression.
“Ah, so you were still having a conversation at that time? I was believing in you like an iron rock and was going around fleeing, you know?”
“Oh, my~ I was the fool to look forward to it.”
Armida laughed out loud as I let out a sigh.
“Anyways, you’ve ended it, didn’t you! And honestly, I worked hard a lot too. Ms. Prosia only keeps thinking and never makes a move. Everyone on Nemisona’s side was shooting bullets through their eyes. Above all that, I was interrogated too.”
“About who you are.”
“Is that so? What did you say?”
“Of course, that I don’t know. You never talk about your past, do you?”
I ignored and started untying the ropes on the essence.
“Keep saying that you don’t know.”
“No way. I mean, I know Ms. Prosia for a very long time.”
“Then tell her that you’ll let k=her know if she sends ten more of Urbos. It’s fun catching these guys.”
“Are you insane?”
“Honestly, I need to have something back too, right? What kind of holy creatures always try to get to someone by day? Tell her 10 exactly. I won’t even reduce one.”
I yelled out as much as I could. 10 Urbos from Kronos is going to be a pain in the ass, but I don’t think they’d send. Unless they have the worst mind.
If 10 of Urbos come down to earth, the human race will have to face a breakdown.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]