Hero without Blood or Tear - chapter 65
Hearing my question, Odgarsh quickly shut up. He maintained his silence with a somber look on his face. It wouldn’t be easy to answer this question because it would mean that he is admitting his wrong doings.
But that’s not because of him betraying his brother in the past. He is just reluctant to admit his defeat. He was deceived without knowing it.
In the meantime, I spoke to Schwarzertoyel.
-Old man, Schwarz.
-What? You-! skeleton! This name is Schwarzertoyel. Don’t shorten it!
-And you call me Skeleton. Let’s just move on because we’re equal now..
Schwarzertoyel seemed to be boiling inside, but he had no choice but to endure the situation.
-Why, what’s going on?
-Old man Schwarze, do you see that over there?
-Of course. This dragon sees all.
-Okay, but let’s not get caught. If the Demon King finds out, we’ll be done for.
Schwarzertoyel got angry at my words.
-What do you think you are saying?! Although I am losing to the demon king after his prime, I will never lose to a manipulative spell. That idiot doesn’t even notice what is going on! If he had noticed the video in the first place, he would have destroyed it!
-Compared to a Dragon, such a demon is only a strong fool!
I’m sure his magic skills have been great for many years.
-Then I’ll ask you to do that video later. There’s a good place to use.
-Now I can tell by your face. You seem to have a brilliant mind that works only in your schemes.
-Go ahead if you know. Old man Schwarz.
-Don’t say Schwarz!!
Schwarzertoyel grumbled and did as he was told.
-And I have a question.
-What is it again?!
-It’s very important. I need to figure it out if you want me to negotiate with the Demon King.
-I get it.
– What the hell did the demon king come here for? And what are you hiding?
Schwarzertoyel looked embarrassed.
-If you don’t tell me, I’ll have no choice but to fight the Demon King again. And you’ll be killed in the end.
– We don’t have much time, so just tell me the important parts.
-Okay… What Odgarsh wants is the Key to ‘awaken the dead.’
The Key to waking up the dead? This is something that I haven’t heard of before.
-It is the key to unlocking a seal of great evil that I guard. It’s a duty and a yoke that I cannot be freed from until I die. That’s why I said I couldn’t leave the mountain.
-The Demon King, Odgarsh is after that?
-I think you mentioned earlier that the first and second Kings are after it too.
Considering the negotiations, it was very important to know who was interested in the key.
-That guy doesn’t care about the key. Maybe it’s the first and second Demon Kings that want it. Perhaps they have promised him benefits. To settle old grudges with me.
-Hmm…. You could do this.
-What are you trying to do? I’m curious and I can’t stand it.
-Hahaha! Just keep an eye on him. I don’t think I have more time to talk.
Odgarsh made a weird humming sound and nodded
“That’s right. That child is the deceased Kaimars’ daughter.”
He admitted it… I am so curious. I don’t know the kind of expression that Caroline has on her face right now. I hope she liked this confession.
“I believe that you three were waiting for the day that Kaimars’ powers weakened.”
“Yes, you know all the details. Although Kaimars was great, he seeked help from the Demon Kings; Caltus, Golukhalkam and I. But he received betrayal in the end.”
I deliberately put on a look of admiration as he spoke.
“The King himself put a dagger in his heart. He actually caused his own demise.”
“He was a fool. He said that he was worried about his family. I can’t believe that he told his secret to the Demon Kings! Hahaha!!”
Odgarsh burst into laughter.
“If he really cared about his family, he should have taken down Demon King Caltus and Golukhalkam! He was truly a weird Demon King!”
He was absolutely right from his point of view.
“By the way, you still have to tell me how you know so much!”
Odgarsh stared at me intensely with a look of doubt. If I don’t find a way to stop him from having doubts about me, there would be a problem later on. After thinking deeply about it, I decided to use another skill.
Imperial Propagation. It is an SS grade skill just like Mephistopheles but it had something unique.
The success or failure of this skill depends on the intelligence of the user of the skill, so the chances are high that this skill would work well against Odgarsh.
He was all muscles and no brain. The strongest people always lack intelligence .
Of course he is a high ranked demon, so he would notice if I use this skill on him many times. But I was confident that it would work once. I have decided to manipulate the demon king using the Imperial Propaganda skill!
“Of course Your Highness. Just know that I want to be on your side.We can talk about that later”
“Since you’re a King, we will talk about this later.”
Odgarsh tilted his head when the Imperial Propaganda skill was activated. His eyes dulled for a moment then turned back to normal.
“Hmm? Yeah. Well, that’s not important.”
Those who are familiar with this magic will not get affected.But those who aren’t, will get caught in my trap.
This skill will be used to guarantee my success. But if something wrong happens, we will both be done for.
In short, the Imperial Propagation was an important follow up skill. This was a skill that the user used to make a breakthrough.
“Your Highness, it is true that Demon Kings; Caltus and Golukhalkam are cunningly plotting against you.”
Odgarsh clenched his fist in anger.
“I hid the fact that they took the powers and made you think that Caroline had them. They cleverly manipulated you and took over. And during the time you were waiting for the inherited powers to get passed down, they practiced the Art of the Awakening ritual.”
Eventually, Odgarsh’s temper exploded as he could not stand what was said. He hit the ground with the pole axe. The ground shook as if there was an earthquake.
It did not stop at that. An avalanche occured in one of the mountains that stood far from us. I was a bit dumbfounded at what was happening.
How strong is he?
“Your Highness, hold on.”
“Do you really think I can do that now!”
“I still have a lot to tell you. Of course, if you want me to.”
I smiled quietly but it seemed that he realized my intentions.
“Arrogant!! That’s it! Don’t say any more. You said you wanted to make a deal! What do you want?!”
This was an important moment. If I make a mistake here, all my efforts will be in vain. And I’m sure that I would lose my life too.
“I want a peace treaty, Your Highness.”
“What? Peace treaty?”
Odgarsh had a puzzled look on his face. He looked like he did not expect what I said. Schwarzertoyel, who was watching us too, had the same expression.
“Yes, a peace treaty between you and Schwarzertoyel here.”
“What?! I am not going to do that!”
Odgarsh had a fierce look on his face. Not only him, Schwarzertoyel too.
The dragon’s eyes roared with anger.
-Skeleton! I can’t take this anymore!
-Please calm down.
-Did I not promise? I’m going to kick his ass!
-You did but….
-Then be a good dragon and wait. I am only making a peace treaty between you two.
It was only when I gave him a hint that Schwarzertoyel shut his mouth. He looked like he had something up his sleeves.
“I’ve heard enough.”
On the other hand, Odgarsh was so angry that he turned around and left in the middle of my talk.
“Your Highness. I’m not done speaking.”
“I don’t want to hear anymore!”
“You wouldn’t listen even if this peace treaty would give you an opportunity to screw Caltus and Golukhalkam.”
Odgarsh seemed tempted by the fact that he could deal with the first and second Demon Kings. But i kept quiet because i have been yelling since i came here.
“You said nothing, so I shall take it as a permission for me to continue. You must have come to this mountain to acquire the key to ‘awaken death’ right?”
“But apart from you, the Demon Kings Caltus and Golukhalkam also want the key. Right?”
However, Caltus and Golukhalkam were unable to get the key because of the grudges they still held against Schwarzertoyel. That is why this job was given to Odgarsh.
“Then how would the two Demon Kings react if you have a peace treaty with Schwarzertoyel?”
Hearing my voice, Odgarsh’s voice lit up.
“That’s right! Those motherfuckers will be so shocked.”
“Not only that, but in the future, you would hold an advantage against them. Because your ally holds the key that they desperately want.”
Odgarsh’s grudge against Schwarzertoyel was of no importance compared to the powers that he seeked. He then shouted passionately.
“Lord! This quarrel is useless! The key doesn’t matter much to me!”
“Huh! How can I trust you?.”
“Then this King shall apologize!”
“What? What are you saying?”
Schwarzertoyel felt that Odgarsh’s behaviour was absurd. His attitude changed like a flipped pancake. But this was the Demon King’s character.
Greed was the most important thing to Odgarsh. His greatest goal was to satisfy his greed. For that, he would throw everything away.
He would abandon his wife, his children and servants for his greed.
“Lord! Let us make this peace treaty right here!”
“This is ridiculous!”
Schwarzertoyel seemed dazed. So he spoke to me
– I decided to be patient but I can’t take this! How can I have a treaty with a scumbag!
-There is no real peace treaty. Don’t worry.
I decided to continue persuading Odgarsh since he was currently burning with anger against Demon King Caltus and Golukhalkam. A little push will allow me to succeed.
“Your Highness. I have one more thing to say.”
“What is it?”
Odgarsh listened to me.
“Let the peace treaty be grand. We shall invite the Demon Kings and nobles and finally conduct a peace treaty with the dragon.”
“Oh? That’s an interesting idea.”
“If you do this, it would insult both king Caltus and Golukhalkam. You can get them back for the humiliation that you received before”
Odgarsh swinged his pole axe in the air happily.
“Also, having a peace treaty with this legendary dragon is something that one can only wish for. This is a great achievement for you.”
Odgarsh nodded and shouted towards Schwarzertoyel.
“Lord! Do you agree to have this peace treaty with me?”
“It shouldn’t just be a verbal promise. Promise with your name, Schwarzertoyel!”
Schwarzertoyel expressed disapproval at his request.
-What is he saying?! Promise with your name ?! And I must keep that promise?!
-Dont worry and promise. You have to agree to this treaty and promise by making a pact with your name. If one party doesn’t agree, the treaty cannot be made.
-I knew you were up to something!
-Just trust me.
-You are crazy! God dammit!
Schwarzertoyel then made a pact with his name.
“Let’s forget our past grudges. I promise with the name Schwarzertoyel!”
Odgarsh was delighted. The dragon’s promise convinced him of his success, so he decided to hold a special event on the mountain the week after.
“I’ll send the details to you!”
Odgarsh disappeared the same way he appeared. Schwarzertoyel who was watching, sighed deeply.
“I’m curious about your schemes.”
He looked down at me with curious eyes.
“This dragon deceives and the demon deceives… This is ridiculous. Does the world deceive too?”
“Haha! I don’t really hate his plan.”
It was great to be invited along with other Demon Kings and powerful demons. There must be an audience available. I hope they enjoy the show because this act was prepared with the most effort.
Some fall, some rise. And out of the blue, a rookie will debut with a standing ovation.
Yeah that’s what acting is all about.
Skeleton- Schwarzertoyel calls him that as a nickname lol.