10 Years After – 91


It now seemed that an explanation with words was not going to do any good.

And so I took out the vampires stones from my bag.

These I placed on the table.

The Marquis and his wife looked at them with suspicion.


“And what is this?”

“This and this are magic stones from Vampire Lords. And these here are from Arch Vampires.”



The Marquis looked confused.

Shia chimed in from the side.


“Mister Locke. Most people aren’t familiar with…”

“…Oh, I guess that’s right.”


I put the stones back in my bag.

They wouldn’t be able to tell which monsters they came from by looking at them.

Adventurers were able to tell how strong the monster was by just looking at the stones.

Strong monsters had large, brighter stones.

And so the stones from Vampire Lords were very large and bright.

That being said, it still did not mean much to the average person.


Shia asked in a quiet voice,

“What should we do?”

“Yes. I will just have to use my trump card.”


I took out the necklace that Eric had given me. It proved that I was a representative of the king.


“It’s true that Philly wanted my help, but…”

“That! I had no idea that you represented the king! How insolent of us!”


The Marquis and his wife immediately kneeled before us.

Well, the necklace was quite effective indeed.

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14 Comments Leave a comment

  1. This is one of the truest thing that what locke did is because he hates something problematic and annoying happened to him.

  2. Thanks for the chapters (I get hooked on a book for a few days and so many chapters are there when I get back :P)

    Was gonna say Kneeled is incorrect and you should use Knelt, but apparently Kneeled is becoming acceptable these days according to Google. The English language is getting butchered 🙁

    • Both are correct. Knelt is something over and done with. Kneeled is something they just completed or are almost finished completing. Very subtle difference.

      Preference for one or the other when the distinction is irrelevant is regional and commonly both are heard with stock phrases using the less common form.

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