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Chapter 464 - Dismissed Warrior 4

Emperor of Steel
     Chapter 464: Dismissed Warrior 4

    What the messenger delivered was a report from Baron Hudson, former head of Argos and currently the Intelligence chief of Symphonia Kingdom.

    He reported that an unknown epidemic had spread rapidly in Nemesis, the capital of the Baroque Empire, and in the process of controlling it, numerous patients were burned to death which lead to massive riots.

    "Keuk, an unknown epidemic?"

    Luke already knew that Rudolf was up to something with that Vers.

    It was confirmed that the epidemic was surely Vers, however, the problem wasn't clear whether it had happened because of an accidental leak, or whether it was a counter-attack from the Libiya Kingdom who had been made aware of the plague.

    For that, Luke ordered Belfair to gather information from the officials of Hydra and the Baroque Intelligence immediately.

    The next morning, Belfair came back with a report.

    "Master, the epidemic spreading in the Nemesis is Vers. However, it isn't clear if the Imperial magic tower had accidentally leaked it while moving, however, from the actions of Emperor Rudolf it is definite that it was unintentional."

    "That so."

    Luke was able to know who the suspect was.

    ‘Unless Rudolf turned completely insane, well even then, he wouldn't risk his own people with a plague. He would never burn people who would support him and the capital was indeed made of his men. Besides, if an accident broke out in the Imperial magic tower, there should be patients in there too.'

    Nevertheless, the first outbreak patients were in a residential area and a market, that was mentioned in the report from the other source.

    At that time, only the Libiya Kingdom was likely to hold the virus.

    Thinking so, Luke immediately brought out a crystal ball.

    In addition, the coordinates placed to communicate were directly for Shaikan, and mana was infused.

    Woong!

    For a moment, the lights flashed on the ball, and then the face of Shaikan, well, Reichard appeared.

    -What is it, King Luke?

    Shaikan's lip corners were slightly raised as if something good was happening around him.

    Luke couldn't help but frown.

    "I heard that an epidemic was spreading in Nemesis, do you have anything to do with it?"

    -Huh? what is that supposed to mean?

    "The Vers which I spoke about seemed to have spread. Wasn't it a reverse attack with the virus which you got in your hands the other day?"

    At the words of Luke, Shaikan jumped.

    -What are you talking about? You thought that I would do something like Rudolf even after having the dragon's blood in me!

    "Are you saying you wouldn't?"

    -Huh?! Who do you think you are looking at?! I would never give such an order, and our kingdom would never do something like that. It is disappointing that you would suspect me in mishandling and leaking it.

    "If I did misunderstand, I will surely apologize to you later. But after doing some more digging, I'll contact you again."

    After cutting off the communication with Shaikan, Luke was swelling up with anger.

    "Dammit! That bloody Baroque men, not even one of them can be believed!"

    In the conversation which happened a moment back, Shaikan had denied all the allegations placed by Luke, however, with the expression he had on his face, Luke knew something had to be done.

    Although Shaikan did manage his expression as much as possible, there was no way he could fool a warlock who was called as the Devil King, the man who trembled the entire continent.

    ‘This is my fault. I should have done this myself without letting him know!'

    Luke was feeling guilty for the people who got killed.

    I thought that he should stop relaying any information to the Libiya Kingdom, no matter what kind of information it was in the future.

    Belfair, who was next to him asked.

    "Master, will you break the alliance with the Libiya Kingdom?"

    "No, we will have to stop the Baroque Empire, so we need that alliance. Instead, I am not sure what Shaikan would do, so I need to spend more spies to the Libiya Kingdom."