“We have to work together.”
Dira and Gargis came to Eugene’s room.
At that time, Eugene was lying on the bed.
He just washed his body neatly, changed into soft pajamas, and was about to fall asleep congratulating himself for this satisfying day.
“Did you just wake someone up for that?”
Eugene answered without looking at them while still lying on the bed.
“I want your answer.”
Gargis insisted. There was a face full of discontent called Dira standing beside him. She knows Eugene’s skills for sure, but there is still a sound in her ears teasing her, saying that she didn’t get a single hit.
“How do we put our strength together? You heard about the blood ceremony from the Lord earlier. It’s the blood ceremony in which we go into different entrances and breaks through the Labyrinth.”
“But the destination is the same. The center where there are mysterious Bad Captain Monster.”
He can’t believe a monster got Bad Captain on his name.
“The Captain Monster must be powerful.”
“The Lord and the Red Tower Master said that there are many traps and monsters inside the maze. But the three of us can break through the center alone.”
“That’s something you’ll know once we try.”
“I’ve never lost to monsters.”
Gargis opened his chest with pride.
“I said that the monster of the Mage is not real, but just magical illusion. Then there’s nothing to be afraid of.”
“If you are so confident, why do you want to join forces just to defeat the Captain Monster?”
“Are you perhaps afraid of pain if you lose?”
“I’ve never lost to a monster.”
“The Captain Monster is strong. That’s why it’s called Captain Monster.”
Gargis replied with a confident look.
“So we have to work together. The twins in the main family will join forces, so we three will have to join forces.”
“Let’s get together in the middle and catch the Captain Monster?”
“I think I can catch it alone.”
Eugene replied with a grin.
“I’m not lucky.”
Dira said. Gargis nodded in agreement.
“Then let’s do this. If you can’t catch it after trying once, join us.”
“How about you?”
“Runaway and wait for us.”
“You don’t need to do that? You’re already strong enough. You guys can do it without me.”
“I’ll do that depending on the situation.”
“But there are three more people than two. I’m sorry to hear that, but… Stronger than me. If you help us, we can definitely catch the Captain Monster.”
“Why do you want to hunt it so bad?”
“Don’t you want to beat the main family?”
Dira asked with a grimace in her eyes.
“You’ve already beaten Cyan in the duel. I told you that if you win the blood system, you will also receive a gift.”
“Family Branches has never won a blood ceremony in which the main family and Family Branches participated.”
“But I think there is a possibility this time. You have a Dira with me. You’re the one who beat Cyan.”
“Even if you catch it alone, Family Branches wins, right?”
“If you come at it alone and win, I’ll be thrilled. It’s better to catch it by one person than three people in the room.”
Gargis answered with a nod.
His stature reminded Eugene of Moron, who was like a fool. When he heard what he said, he knew how to think about it, and there was a big corner.
“Go away, okay. I’m going to sleep.”
Eugene shook his hand while lying down. Although Dira looked unhappy, Gargis nodded and grabbed Dira by the wrist.
“I’m going to sleep for five hours again today.”
“I’m going to sleep six hours.”
Eugene knows what that fellow was thinking. And he felt like he was right.
“You idiot, what’s wrong with getting a little more sleep than him?”
“The early bird catches the worm.”
“So you’re going to catch a worm tomorrow morning?”
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“You’re two years younger than me, so you don’t know what that metaphor is.”
Eugene threw a pillow and shouted.
Ancilla was troubled all night.
It was because of the blood ceremony. She expected it to be a common battle between children, but it was an out-of-the-box maze.
‘And he invited Aroth’s Red Tower Master?’
The wise Senya has made a mark in the magical world of Aroth.
The house of Lionhart, descendants of the great Vermouth, also maintains close ties with Aroth’s great masters.
In particular, Robertian, the master of the red tower of this time, claimed to be a disciple of the wise Senya and attended several main house events.
‘However, he never came to my children’s birthdays.’
Ancilla chewed her lips well.
Of course, the Blood Ceremony is a traditional Lionnhart event, but… No matter how hard she thought about it, it didn’t seem to have come all by itself.
Mrs. Theonis smiled.
‘…maybe he’s here to get a student.’
It was a plausible idea. Ioken liked reading books rather than using his body since he was young.
He was especially interested in magic, so he practiced magic from the beginning.
However, he has never had a teacher. The nickname was given to the great Vermouth was “All Master.” It’s a nickname given to Vermouth because he was good at martial arts and with magic.
However, not many people have been willing to study magic at Lionhart’s home since Vermouth. There was a simple reason. Magic is hard to get to.
The competition for succession begins at an early age. Since then, if they have learned magic, it is unlikely that he will be magically promoted to Lord immediately.
“Ioken is fifteen… He has been learning magic since he was a kid, but… It’s self-taught to the point.”
Will he ever become a disciple of the Red Tower?
Ancilla pressed her twitching cheek with a smile.
‘He’s practically given up his succession. If Ioken becomes a disciple of the Red Tower, he had no choice but to leave home. In the meantime, Cyan and Ciel will grow up to be…’
When Ioken goes to Aroth, Ancilla will take control of the main house. Objectively speaking, Cyan and Ciel’s qualities are not bad. Rather, they are excellent.
Worthy of Lionhart’s name.
‘…The problem is the blood ceremony…’
Ancilla did not know whether to be dissatisfied or pleased with the content of the blood ceremony.
They go through different entrances and break through the Labyrinth? That means Cyan and Ciel can’t help each other…
‘If it’s just a simple duel… Of course, either Cyan or Ciel would have won…’
She can’t be sure of him.
Eugene from the countryside won the duel against Cyan.
This fact complicated Ancilla.
A mystery with many variables…
The result of the duel will not be unconditionally reflected.
Should I bribe him? Or should I be dissatisfied with the unique blood ceremony that castrates the advantage of our family and seeks equity first?
‘…you should never intervene in with the blood ceremony.’
Ancilla, who had been worrying all night, sighed.
She thought she’d secretly talk to her husband, but she knew he was strict with his children.
If she gets lucky for no reason, she will definitely get to her husband’s bad eyes.
“…you should be nice to me…”
Ancilla tilted her head toward the window and muttered.
A few days before the blood ceremony starts.
In the meantime, they should learn information that can help them in the maze.
Thanks to this, Cyan and Ciel are buried in books about the palace, which were brought from the capital, instead of training with Hezar.
Although Cyan’s cheeks were slapped because of anger, Ancilla still loved her child.
Children who have to live with the label of Second Wife’s children for the rest of their lives barely made it this far.
“The insults from now on will only narrow down.”
Cyan and Ciel are still young. The two can do anything in the main house because Ancilla stood tall without showing any shame.
So her son’s defeat hurts. The blood of the main family got defeated by someone of the Branch…
Ancilla sighed with a complex look.
‘If that Eugene is the first to break through the palace.’
Shake hands that you don’t dare to think of. If that happens, the whole house will be humiliated. But the disgrace is not borne by Aniscilla alone. Guillard, the owner of the family, is also sharing with Theonis, the faithful.
Suppose she thinks the opposite way. Eugene’s passing the maze may mask Cyan’s defeat. It’s not that he lacks talent, but that lad from the Branch family is just strangely outstanding.
‘…the best thing is for Cyan and Ciel to break through the maze.’
Ancilla sighed again and stood up from the chair.
‘If I don’t… Eugene should breakthrough than Ioken or any other kid.’
Of course, Ancilla didn’t want to cheer for Eugene.
She only thought of a possible lane.
Three days later.
The children of the Branch Family were called by their parents. Since the preparation of the Labyrinth that was summoned to the forest was over, the blood Ceremony will begin today.
Comfortable attire; personal arrangements are not allowed. What about weapons?
Most of the children had such questions, but they followed the knights into the forest once they were told.
“I’ll prepare the weapons for you.”
Inside the forest were the Robertian and Guilard. Behind the two, the entrance to the cave, which looked suspicious and artificial, stood tall.
“Tell me the weapon you need. We won’t let you stand until the end of the day, but your child’s opponent is not real anyway. You can deal with a weapon that’s shaped enough, right?”
Robertian said with a kind smile. Eugene hated the word “children” more than anything else.
He thinks he’s just a kid. However, he was a real warrior, so that he couldn’t express his dissatisfaction openly.
“Is there only one kind of weapon?”
“Not really. We’ll prepare as much as we need.”
Ciel asked with a grin. Robertian raised his hands, looking at Ciel’s big eyes as if they were cute.
A long sword was made.
Ciel held the sword that came to him with both hands. The weight is reasonable, and the texture of the blade is not bad.
Ciel swung at the sword a few times with excitement.
“What if this breaks?”
“Haha, little girl. You don’t have to worry about that. This man is a great wizard. That is also magic, and it will never break inside the labyrinth that the little lady is going.”
“Can you make animals, not swords?”
“I can make dolls. Golem is possible, but I can’t make a living life.”
“Then can I take the golem you make for me?”
“That’s a sweet idea.”
Robertian burst into laughter and looked back at Guilard. Guilard, smiling at his daughter’s tricks, shook his head slowly.
“I can’t do that. Because Golem will fight for you.”
“Then make a doll for me next time.”
Ciel replied with a big smile. Ioken’s eyes twinkled and saw the light twirling around the hand of the Roberian.
“Why can’t you make a living life?”
Ioken questioned. When asked, Robertian looked back at the Ioken with a funny look on his face.
“It’s a magic taboo.”
“It’s hard to make, and there’s nothing good about it. It is the beautiful power of being that gives birth to living life.”
Ioken nodded as if he had understood.
“Hey, I’m not going to do this. I’d like a longer, thinner sword.”
“Hold on. I can make it one by one, but it’s hard for me to make the same sword as the little girl.’
Robertian reached for Ciel. Then the light wrapped in his hand crossed over to Ciel.
“So, you can make it yourself. Other kids, too. It’s not hard. I’m using magic anyway, so you just have to pick up the light, clearly imagining what’s in your head.”
The light came over to the nine children. Ioken shook his fingertips as he looked at the light with ecstatic eyes. Guilard watched his eldest son silently.
Gargis exclaimed. He made his favorite bayonet that he uses back in the family. Strangely enough, even the familiar weight was realized. He burst into admiration as he hung the bayonet over his shoulder.
Even for Dira, it created a spear as usual. She poked her spear several times into the air, savoring the feel of the spear in her hands. Then she put a spear on her back with a satisfied face.
Ciel and Cyan made swords. Ciel’s black sword looked long and flabby, while Cyan’s black sword was similar but slightly heavier.
Then Ioken made an ordinary sword. He squeezed the light with his ecstatic eyes, but when he held the sword, Ioken eyes sank as dull as usual.
Other children made weapons, but Eugene didn’t look at them. They were not motivated before they came here. Perhaps some will give up searching as soon as they enter the maze.
Eugene made a sword that fits the length of his arm and a small shield that is mounted on his forearm.
“Why don’t you use a spear? You’re good at using a spear.”
“I’m good at using the Sword.”
“What’s with the shield?”
“I’m good at using the shield.”
“He’s good at everything.”
Then Dira grumbled. Ciel stared at the two talking and came to Eugene.
“What are you going to do when you meet me at the palace?”
“What should I do?”
“Are you going to fight me?”
“Can I fight?”
Eugene looked back at Guilard and asked.
“There’s nothing we can’t do. The blood ceremony is very competitive.”
Guilard replied with a grin. With what her father said, Ciel, puffed up her cheeks.
“But we don’t have to fight.”
“That’s right. Rather than unconditional competition, this blood ceremony is intended to examine the judgment and cooperation of the situation. After all, we are a family with the family name Lionhart.”
“We’re a family.”
Ciel looked back at Eugene and smiled back.
“When is your birthday?”
“It’s April for me. So I’m your Noona.” (Term bout refer to older girls)
To say so, he was conscious that there was Guilard, Ciel’s father.
“You said something as sweet as….”
Eugene turned his head, coughing in vain.
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