That was some very important information there.
It was frightening to think that they had infiltrated the palace.
“The High Lord gave the order? Then there must have been some mistake. I will have to go and talk with the 6th ranking officer. Where is he?”
The lesser vampire told me.
It was near a village that was an hours walk from the city.
“Can I go and meet him if I use this magic circle?”
“Yes, that is how it was created.”
“I see. By the way…”
I attempted to get more information out of them.
The three lesser vampires started screaming in pain at the same time.
Then they coughed up blood before becoming completely still. At last, they turned into ash, with only the magic stones remaining.
I deactivated the illusion.
“That was an impressive illusion. Those vampires couldn’t stop talking.”
Goran said with admiration.
“I just copied Luchila’s illusion. Sorry for not telling you about it.”
“No, I do not mind! It is an honor to have you copy my work. And you did it better than me.”
Gerberga seemed very excited.
Luchila tilted his head to the side.
“Still, why did they turn into ash all of a sudden?”
“They had probably swallowed some poison that would kill them after a certain period.”
Goran said as he inspected the ashes. I suspected that Goran was right about that.
“Goran. I think I’m going to go and kill this 6th officer or whatever he’s called.”
“I’m going to teleport before the portal is closed.”
“Then I will go with you.”
“No, you have to protect the palace. It seems that there are other subordinates of this 6th ranking officer here as well.”
“I see. Very well.”
Just as I was about to jump into the circle,
“I caught her!”
Serulis and Shia had returned. They had captured a single maid.
They had put some cloth in her mouth so she could not bite her tongue, and her hands were tied behind her back.
It must have been Shia’s idea.
“She is not infected.”
Shia was able to tell them apart. Then the maid was likely under the vampire’s charm.
It was hard to tell from the outside whether or not that was the case.
“If it is Charm, then she can be cured.”
Shia seemed relieved.
If it wasn’t Charm, then it would be nearly irreversible.
But Charm could be treated.
“Though, it will require an incredibly skilled healer…”
“We should call one over at once.”
Serulis was about to run out again, by I stopped her.
“Wait a second. Apparently, there are many others who are under the vampire’s influence.”
“Yes. And so you two should focus on protected Lord Gerberga.”
“Leave it to us.”
“I’m going to go and kill this 6th ranking officer.”
If you killed the Vampire Lord who was controlling them, then the Charm effect would die off and the servants would turn into ash.
So it was best to just defeat the Lord.
I poured my magic into the magic circle and activated it.
And then I jumped into the teleportation circle.