A Reward for their Service
There were Arch Vampires who had invaded the palace.
That was incredibly serious.
“Serulis, Luchila. How strong were these Arch Vampires?”
“Well, we didn’t even recognize that they were Arch Vampires… But I did feel like some of them were strong.”
“There were some who were immune to my illusions, so it was probably them.”
According to Serulis and Luchila’s accounts, they were quite strong.
“This is bad.”
“Aye, we must plan to deal with this immediately.”
Goran and Eric said with grave expressions.
The capital was surrounded by a barrier that offered divine protection.
Arch Vampires were supposed to be under so much pain after entering, that they would not be able to move.
They wouldn’t be able to use their powers either. The result would make them weaker than lessers.
“What if they have some magic tool that weakens the effect of the barrier?”
“Are you talking about those things in fairy tales?”
“But, isn’t that the natural thing to think? Serulis. What of the vampires’ belongings?”
“We took all of it.”
There was a pile of the spoils of war next to the magic stones.
Most of it was weapons. However, there were a few items that they did not recognize.
“We’ll have to examine these.”
Eric called for the head palace magician and the head palace alchemist and ordered them to investigate the items.
When that was settled, Eric said,
“Ruck. I still have to reward you as the king of this country. What do you want?”
“Ah, that’s right. Right now, it would be really nice if I could have access to the money I had 10 years ago.”
“I’ll have it done immediately. But that was already yours. You understand that that is not a reward?”
“Uh, maybe a house?”
Goran and Serulis reacted at once.
“What? So you really don’t like my house then!”
“Mister Ruck, why don’t you live with us forever?”
“I can’t do that. And isn’t your wife coming back soon?”
“I understand how you feel, Ruck. It’s hard to relax in someone else’s house. Goran, you shouldn’t force him so much.”
“But… Well, maybe you are right.”
Goran reluctantly agreed after Eric persuaded him.
“Hmm. You could also live in the palace, you know?”
“No, I wouldn’t like that either.”
Eric looked a little disappointed.
There were many people in the palace, so maybe I wouldn’t feel like a freeloader as much.
However, it was not very comfortable to live with thousands of people that you didn’t know.
“I want my own house.”
“I see. Then it can’t be helped. Do you have any wishes in terms of location and size?”
“I’ll leave it to you.”
“In that case, I know of a good place. Just leave it to me.”
“Ah, however, Lord Gerberga and Luchila will live there too, so there should be a little space between the neighboring houses. Also, a garden.”
“That shouldn’t be a problem. In fact, it fits your requirements perfectly.”
I would feel bad for Gerberga if he couldn’t cluck whenever he wanted to.
“Ah, thank you very much.”
Luchila held Gerberga as he bowed.
Just then, the wolf that we had rescued from the High Lord’s room, came out and started to lick my hand.
It was like it was saying, ‘don’t forget me.’
“Don’t worry. You’ll come with me too.”
After that, we borrowed a room in the palace and slept.
The wolf, Gerberga and Luchila slept in the same room.