“You guys, follow me.”
“Let’s kill Byakuya!”
A large group of pirates ran on the streets of the Kingdom. After witnessing this scene, the civilians of the Goa kingdom started screaming and ran away.
While they were rushing to the palace, the crueler among the pirates began to set fire to buildings on their way.
There was a fire raging outside the city walls, and now the pirates were setting the fire inside of them as well.
Su Xiao walked in the darkness, passed those pirates, and arrived at the palace before them.
The Goa kingdom was only a small country in the world of One Piece, so the palace was really just a castle spanning a few acres. [E/N: 1 acre = a bit larger than 65m x 60m]
Hiding close to the castle, Su Xiao began to wait for the Krieg Pirates.
The Goa kingdom was separated into three areas, the outer area was the civilian area, followed by the central street, where nobles lived, and at the center of the city was the palace.
The palace area was guarded by a wall, but it was not very high. The Krieg Pirates broke through soon enough and entered the area beside the palace.
The soldiers guarding the palace were assembling to push them back. It didn’t take long until the first screams emerged.
Su Xiao was still waiting. According to his thoughts, the soldier team in the palace seemed powerful at first glance but was actually pretty weak. Soldiers who had never seen bloodshed were usually not able to stand against experienced pirates.
And it was true. In just over half an hour, the soldiers in the palace area were forced to retreat to the entrance of the palace.
These soldiers were tattered. Their losses were huge as many died, and even more, were injured. Some of them were cowards and fled once the fight started.
“Guys, the palace is in front of us. We will take everything.”
Krieg was already mad. First, he was deceived by Su Xiao, then when he had to fight the Kingdom’s soldiers, which annoyed him even more.
“Kill them all, let none leave alive.”
Krieg made a command, and hundreds of pirates behind him yelled as they rushed against the soldiers.
The most aggressive battle began, gunshots rang from time to time, blood splashed, severed limbs were everywhere.
In the palace, the resting King was awakened by the sound of battle.
The King of the Goa kingdom was a man who was already 60 years old, with black hair and a beard.
Because he was rich, he could hire doctors with high skills to make him look young.
“What’s going on outside? It’s so noisy.”
The King got up impatiently. The Queen next to him woke up as well.
“My king, it seems like there’s fighting outside; what is wrong?”
The Queen was very young, and she was cuddling in the arms of the King.
“Hey, come in.”
The door of the bedroom was pushed open, and a big man with a strong body rushed in. On the face of the strong man, there was a deep cut, which ran across his entire face, making him look extraordinarily savage.
“Howson, what’s going on outside.”
This strong man called Howson was the King’s personal guard.
But on Howson’s neck, there sat a black metal collar with some intricate marking on it.
If Su Xiao were present, he would definitely recognize this collar.
It was a slave collar.
This brave man named Howson was surprisingly a slave. His life and death were in the hands of the King, so it was no wonder the King would make him into his personal guard.
Howson did not speak. He merely gesticulated.
Howson could not speak. His tongue was cut off by slave traders. If he hadn’t been physically strong, he might have just been killed by them.
“Pirates? How can pirates get into the palace? Go tell the nobles to send people to get rid of them.”
Although the King felt that something was wrong, he did not care too much. It seemed like he was very confident in the security forces of the palace.
Howson stood in the room, the slave collar on his neck binding his freedom. The collar could be detonated at any moment, and he would die.
Outside of the palace, Su Xiao was waiting for his opportunity.
It was not the time yet. Although the battle in the palace was fierce, it has not yet reached its pinnacle.
After the chaotic fighting had continued for several tens of minutes, the King in the palace could not calm down. He clearly felt that the screams were getting closer and closer.
It was at this moment he knew: this was serious.
With a loud slam, the door was pulled open, and blood smeared noble rushed into the bedroom.
“My king, things are not looking good. The pirates are coming closer. They’ve already arrived at the third floor.”
The King’s face changed dramatically.
“Impossible! Where are my soldiers?! Those soldiers are carefully selected, so how were they defeated?”
The nobles squatted on the ground, and all of them huddled and did not dare to answer.
There weren’t any elite soldiers in the palace at all, just some young people who have spent a lot of money for an easy appointment.
“Howson, you go, no wait.”
The King’s face twitched. While Howson was indeed strong, if he is sent out, his own safety will no longer be guaranteed.
But if he doesn’t send Howson, the pirates will soon arrive and kill him. Just a bullet would be enough.
“Resolve the problem as fast as you can, and then come back immediately. It doesn’t matter even if you are injured. Do you understand? If I die, you will also die.”
There was no turmoil in the eyes of Howson. He just gave a dull nod and left the room.
Su Xiao, who was still waiting outside of the palace, soon heard a loud noise from the palace’s upper floors. On the third floor, a large cloud of purple poison gas spread.
“It’s finally time.”
Su Xiao jumped up and started climbing on the outer wall of the castle.
By climbing outside, Su Xiao soon arrived on the third floor.
The battle had advanced to the third floor, so the King could not be below that.
After arriving on the third floor, Su Xiao peeked through the glass window and saw Krieg and another man fighting.
But what Su Xiao could not imagine was that Krieg was actually being beaten severely. An arm hung softly, and it seemed that Krieg wouldn’t be able to hold on for long.
The strong man was a humanoid tank. Every time he ran, he would smash apart large pieces of the wall. If Su Xiao were to fight with this monster, he would lose in less than two minutes.
That was why he did not directly go murder the King. It was undoubtedly the correct choice. He would only be looking at death if he were to fight with these kinds of people.
He conservatively estimated the strength of that man to be higher than 20 points.
Krieg was almost unable to hold on, so Su Xiao did not have much time. He needed to act as soon as possible.
There were a lot of rooms in the palace, so Su Xiao quickly checked through the windows.
He did not find a trace of the King on the fourth floor, as well as on the fifth floor and sixth floor…
After continuing his search, Su Xiao finally spotted the King through the window.
The King was not in a specific room but was rushing along a corridor. It seems that he wanted to escape to a higher place to reduce the chance of being discovered by pirates.
The King looked shaken while he was listening to the commotion going on without a stop.
White moonlight illuminated the corridor through the window, and the King hurried along.
“King, hah, I, I can’t run anymore. Let’s take a break.”
The Queen, who fled alongside the King, finally sat on the ground panting.
The face of the King changed several times. He still had some favor for the woman, so he did not want to abandon her, but compared to his own life, a woman was nothing.
“Then stay and rest here.”
After saying that, the King was ready to turn and leave, leaving the Queen shocked as she sat on the ground.
At this moment, the window next to the King broke, and a figure with a sharp blade in its hand rushed inside.