After going out of the Imperial City, Raymond headed to the slums with Lisefield. Behind them was Alex, who was carrying a sword unexpectedly, also followed.
‘The Slums are more dangerous than you think. So take one more subordinate to escort.’
It was the condition offered by Lesefield. However, the Imperial Knight he has with him were not reliable so he only took Alex.
Though he doesn’t seem to be a reliable fella, Alex still has a Knight Level of strength that has been passed down from his family.
In addition, there was a Superior-ranking wizard, so his escorts are sufficient.
“This is the slum.” Lisefield spoke in a very small voice.
“It’s much worse than I thought.”
He had read in the setup book that describes the situation of the slums in the capital of the Pilias, but it’s the first time he had ever seen it like this.
“I didn’t expect this.”
Crows were sitting on the bodies scattered all over. There were many people who had fallen to their death. A terrible smell pricks the tip of their noses.
He had no choice but to frown. It’s not because he think it’s dirty. It’s because it’s a pity that he can’t help them.
“Fifth prince, Your Highness…….”
Alex looked around, while Raymond only looked straight ahead without saying a word.
He need to hurry and get out of here quickly. How much deeper should they walk inside the slums?
Unlike Raymond and Lisefield, who looked relatively relaxed, Alex was seeing his surroundings while holding his sword as if he was prepared to attack.
There was an old cottage in front of them. And there they saw a middle-aged man without his left arm.
The man, who was staring up at the sky blankly, turned his head toward Raymond and his group.
“Two wizards and one knight. What brings you to this shabby place?”
Is that because he was a high-ranking knight? He was caught at a glance. Looking to the side, Lisefield seems a little surprised. He was hiding his power after all.
“Captain the Frosted Shield, Gesteine.”
“Do you even know my name?”
Before he knew it, there was a sword in his right hand. He didn’t even know when it got there.
Alex was surprised and stepped forward, and Lisefield released his Mana with a nervous face.
“Even though I’ve lost my left arm, it won’t be easy to get ahead of me.”
“Don’t you want to go back?”
Instead of hearing an answer, he continued without stopping.
“Don’t you want to regain your lost sword skills?”
“Is that possible?”
Gesteine began to show interest.
“I lost my left arm. I don’t know if there’s any skill for a single-arm swordsman, so there’s no way I can do proper swordsmanship.”
“There is such a sword skill.”
Gesteine didn’t know about that, but Raymond knows a sword skill from the ancient times.
“Let me reveal who I am.”
Ignoring Gesteine’s laugh, he pulled the hood back. And Raymond took out a ring of the Fifth Prince symbol.
‘This should be enough.’
Sure enough, Gestain recognized the ring of the Fifth Prince.
“I’m the Fifth Prince, Raymond Pilius. I will help you regain your lost sword skills.”
“Is that possible?”
His voice was full of doubts. Gesteine’s eyes were also not favorable. Indeed, he was betrayed and lost his left arm by the Lord, who he swore allegiance.
“I’ve come to see you, Baron Heinkel, but I haven’t found any other way.”
Gesteine Heinkel, one of the last Swordmasters of the Pilius Empire, he was also one of the five disciples of the Northern Lords. No one thought he would have gone all the way to the far north with an uncomfortable body.
“Will you follow me if I let you regain your lost sword skills?”
“Is that the price?”
Instead of answering Gesteine’s question, he nodded.
“Then I’d be happy to follow.”
Raymond smiled at the answer.
‘I know how to get Gesteine’s lost sword skills back. I know all the settings, so there’s no way I don’t know. This gives me the future Swordmaster.’
Taking away the main character’s helpers, the plan is going smoothly.