A Frontline Soldier Awakened as a Gamer In The War! - FSAGW Chapter 71 (Part 1)
“What…? You’re saying Jansen is alive?”
Barvan seemed quite startled, his smile vanished as he spoke in a cold tone.
“Yes, he’s alive.”
“How would you know that, of all things?”
“I am the survivor of the Therian Merchant Caravan, to be exact, a mercenary who was commissioned by them.”
“…Is that so?”
“Yes, you can confirm that by asking the people at the Blatan Mercenary Branch.”
Barvan’s face twisted with frustration, unable to hide his anger. He must have realized it now – the fact that there was a traitor among his subordinates.
Barvan raised his hand and called a knight who stood behind him.
“Who were the knights that went to eliminate Jansen?”
“Led by the senior knight Grandel, it was a total of five – Levian, Crewin, Mercian, and Biyance.”
The name of Crewin, the one who had confronted Kaiyan outside, was among the five names that came out of Salmos’ mouth. He was a member of Jansen’s entourage, whom Kaiyan had boldly challenged.
The reason he dared to provoke him was simple – he was one of Jansen’s subordinates who had met him at the border.
“Right… Kaiyan. Was your mention of Jansen’s execution based on this?”
Barvan quickly regained his composure, his expression returning to normal.
“Yes, that’s correct. He’s Jansen’s planted spy, so you should eliminate him.”
“Of course, he needs to be eliminated. If your words are true, that is. Ecrin, verify if what he said is true.”
Ecrin was ordered by Barvan to confirm Kaiyan’s story’s accuracy, perhaps to reassure themselves.
Silence stretched on for a few minutes, and then Cruin, with a stern face, returned inside after going out to check.
“Barvan, it’s true. he is indeed a mercenary who survived Therian’s mission.”
Barvan closed his eyes as if taking in the confirmation. It must have been hard for him to believe that there was a traitor among his subordinates, especially a knight.
After a while, Barvan opened his eyes and looked straight at Kaiyan.
“Thank you. I almost fell for it.”
“No need to thank me. We’re each seeking what we desire. Safety for me, and a secure heir position for you.”
In truth, Kaiyan’s concern was more about the safety of the Bansan Mercenaries than his.
“Hahaha! Do you really think you’re doing me a favor by considering my heir position? Quite an interesting guy you are.”
Barvan burst into laughter, finding something amusing all by himself.
“Now, tell me where Jansen is.”
“It’s written here.”
Kaiyan handed the elegantly written paper he had been keeping to Barvan. As he read it, the corners of his mouth curled upwards.
“In three days. Luckily, it’s not far away. Kaiyan, you’ve received quite a big gift. I will fulfill all you asked for. I’ll grant one wish from the Blatan Mercenary Branch and provide information about Lukuba soon.”
To be honest, Kaiyan thought Barvan’s attitude might change after hearing his story. After all, from his perspective, Kaiyan knew too many secrets. It’s not unreasonable for him to have assumed that he was attempting an easy disposal.
“Yes, understood. Then, I’ll take my leave now.”
With the task accomplished, there was no need for him to stay any longer. Kaiyan slightly bowed to Barvan, about to leave when Salmos, the knight, blocked his way.
“You can’t leave it like this.”
“…What do you mean? Are you suggesting you’ll kill me?”
Perhaps he wasn’t going to let me go so easily. If that’s the case, then everything Barvan said and did was a lie.
As Kaiyan was about to draw his sword, Barvan, who was sitting, spoke up.
“It’s not that. If you leave now, there’s a high chance you’ll be kidnapped by Jansen’s subordinates.”
Only then did Kaiyan understand why Salmos had blocked his path. From Jansen and his subordinates’ perspective, they would be very curious about what he had talked to Barvan about. Especially in Blatan Mercenary Branch, where so much was at stake.
The probability that they’re planning to kidnap to solve their curiosity, like Barvan’s suggestion, is very high. Of course, Kaiyan won’t be caught up in such a prank.
“I will watch over you while the matter is resolved. You’ve given me a great gift, so I should do something appropriate in return.”
Contrary to his initial thought of refusing, Kaiyan accepted Barvan’s proposal.
For the time being, there was nothing to do except for training Aura. Additionally, he thought it might be a good idea to learn a bit more about the nobles and how things would turn out for Jansen.
“Entering the residential area now is unrealistic.”
His level had become too high, making it difficult to level up unless he hunted large monsters or fought opponents of that caliber.
But the real issue was the endlessly repeating battles from the beginning of the day until sunset, which was mentally exhausting.
“If my mind collapses, it’s over.”
As Jeff had said, in battle, you shouldn’t lose yourself in the enemy’s blood. The moment your mind gets stained with blood, you’re no longer human but a monster.
And that goes against Kaiyan’s will to kill all monsters.
While pondering various thoughts, just as Kaiyan was, Barvan, who seemed lost in thought, spoke up.
“Hmm… Salmos, contact Gremaine and Hoyle and secretly lead the Shadow Knights to Luna’s territory.”
“Yes, understood, Barvan.”
“Ecrin, immediately deal with the traitors outside. However, there might be more traitors, so leave the ones in the family alone until the matter is resolved.”
“Yes, understood, Barvan.”
At Barvan’s command, Salmos took out a communication device and attempted communication, while Ecrin drew his sword, opened the door, and went outside. And shortly after, the sound of screams.
“It seems the knight’s head has been severed.”
It’s clear that Ecrin has ended the life of the traitor Crewin. Just from the aura he exudes, their skill difference is immense. Crewin probably couldn’t even resist.
When the noise subsided, Barvan rose from his seat.
“Kaiyan, follow me. We’re heading to Luna’s territory.”
“Luna’s territory, huh.”
Kaiyan hasn’t been there, but he knows where it is. Luna, a small territory located not far from Blatan.
Kaiyan remembers changing his direction to Blatan when he tried to go there because it was closer when he first entered Menislan, only to hear that there was no mercenary point there.
He doesn’t know why Jansen chose Luna’s territory, which is conveniently close to Blatan, as the meeting place, but that will be his grave.
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