“I think we should take this cage as well, just in case. It is orichalcum, after all!”
So saying, Goran tossed the giant cage into his bag.
“Goran, that bag is insane.”
“You agree? It’s a good one.”
Goran said smugly.
After that, we looked at the rest of the rooms.
This was so we could kill the sleeping lessers and possibly find any captured humans.
In the end, we were able to save 5 beastkin and 20 humans.
Once we left the High Lord’s base, there were several hundred beastkin warriors outside to meet us.
They had come to help after beating the Vampire Lords.
“We killed the High Lord. This is a victory for us all!”
Eric declared, and the humans and beastkin roared.
Shia was screaming ‘Ruff-ruff!’ with the other beastkin.
I guess that was their victory cry.
After that, we left the clean up to the beastkin as we returned to the palace on our horses.
“Hmm, it seems to be following us.”
For some reason, the wolf had been following us.
I got down from my horse and said to the wolf,
“What is it? You can do what you want now.”
“You said it can do anything, so it’s following you, Mister Ruck.”
The wolf cried as if to agree with Shia’s words.
“It thinks that you are its rescuer.”
“Well, I wasn’t the only one who did…”
The wolf started licking my mouth. It was cute.
“It likes you.”
“Alright, so you want to come with me?”
The wolf’s tail wagged.
And so, just like that, we returned to the capital and headed for the palace.
The two cute princesses greeted us.
“Welcome back. I am pleased to see that you are safe.”
“I’m so glad to see you two are safe.”
Eric said happily as he picked them up.
“It is because Miss Serulis protected us.”
“Miss Serulis is amaazing!”
“Is that right?”
I looked to where the princess was pointing and saw Serulis and Luchila in a corner of the room.
There was a pile of magic stones in front of them.
“That’s a lot.”
“Daddy. These are only lessers, you know? That’s not difficult for me and Luchila.”
“But, all I did was make illusions.”
“You both did very well.”
Serulis and Luchila looked a little embarrassed as Goran praised them.
Perhaps Luchila’s illusions and Serulis’ swordsmanship made a good combination.
“How many of them attacked in all?”
“15 of them.”
“That’s just frightful.”
Eric’s face tightened. Even if they were lessers, 15 was hard to believe.
I inspected the magic stones of the vampires that Serulis and Luchila killed.
“What is it?”
“There are 2 stones from Arch Vampires in here.”
“That’s not possible. This is inside of the barrier.”
“But, look at this.”
“So it is… These are Arch Vampire stones.”
We would have to check these a little more closely.
One more chapter until the end of the first arc.