Civilization: Beyond Two Worlds - Chapter 91
Chapter 91: Lowly Commoner
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“Where did the princess go?”
Knight Lost was furious and lost his composure for the first time.
He was the Eldest Prince’s squire.
The Eldest Prince valued this operation very much.
Ruining the Goethe diplomatic mission so that it could not reach the capital was official business.
Capturing the Princess of Goethe and offering her to the Eldest Prince was a private matter.
Now, the plan was forced to be launched in advance. A Cathayan who had appeared out of thin air became the greatest variable. From the moment the other party discovered the poison in the wine, the hunting plan that he had hurriedly launched kept deviating. Even now, the greatest variable appeared—Princess Tina had actually disappeared alive in front of him.
This meant that there was a problem with the Eldest Prince’s business and personal matters.
To Knight Lost, who boasted and yearned to contribute to His Highness to obtain his appreciation…
It was unacceptable.
This was unacceptable.
The reason why he was calm earlier was because those were small matters that he did not care about.
Now, he had lost his composure.
“What a wonderful expression.”
Kang De seized every opportunity to mock, “I hope that when I spread your mother’s ashes, your expression will be even brighter than now—I’ll definitely take it as a souvenir.”
Knight Lost shouted sternly. His battle aura suddenly erupted, and his sword forced Cleveland back. Then, he rushed towards Kang De. Five long swords formed by golden light appeared behind him. Six swords appeared at the same time, intertwining into a storm of light and blades that slashed at Kang De!
Cleveland did not have the time to think carefully. He raised the Fire Chaser Round Shield and suddenly rushed at Kang De, wanting to intercept this terrifying move, but this was Lost’s goal!
The six swords turned and attacked Cleveland, who wanted to save him, so he could not react in time. The silver combat aura condensed on the shield, and the illusory dazzling light shield suddenly unfolded. Cleveland roared, and the two combat auras collided brazenly. The light shield shattered. The knight grunted and staggered back, his left arm holding the shield trembling.
Lost wanted to pursue, but at this moment, gunshots exploded. The nail gun in Kang De’s right hand fired continuously. The nail was attached with the fire element. The line of fire tore through the air and burned. Lost swung his sword to block. Flame light exploded, and he was used to this high-speed dense shooting. At this moment, another gunshot sounded!
The Type 92 pistol shot out a sharp bullet. Sharp enchantments were engraved on the bullet. With a metallic sound, the bullet embedded in Lost’s sword!
Lost was shocked. Cleveland had already regrouped and was standing beside Kang De.
Footsteps approached from behind. Amidst shouts, the knights and guards in the manor were about to arrive.
“The helper is here.” Kang De waved the weapon in his hand and sneered, “Shall we start the second round?”
Knight Lost’s gaze was like lightning. He glanced at Cleveland, who was filled with fighting spirit, and sneered, “Your ability is good. You can actually block it. However, I know where the princess went. The Eternal Peace Protection actually has such a magical function. You hid it really well…”
He turned around and left without hesitation. He activated his battle aura and rushed toward the manor.
Cleveland was skilled and could not take it down for a moment. The weapon in Kang De’s hand was powerful, and the two of them were even more difficult to deal with together. Even with the help of the knights, it would probably take some effort… The princess would always be the most important goal.
Therefore, he could not waste time.
Since he had left through teleportation, he could only ask Mage Richard to track the coordinates through the elemental fluctuations. As for the lives of Cleveland and the Cathayan, it was no longer important.
He could not waste any time.
With this in mind, Lost left, leaving only a calm voice in the distance, “I’ll leave these two to you. The Cathayan person has powerful weapons, so you have to dodge carefully, but there must be a limit to the number of times he can use them, so…”
The rest of the sentence could not be heard clearly.
Kang De and Cleveland looked at each other. The knight said, “Why did he…”
“Don’t be conflicted!” Kang De pulled him and turned to run, “Although this guy ran away, his helpers are here. I’m unwilling to fight them head-on at a time like this. Let’s escape first!”
From the beginning to the end, Kang De’s train of thought was very clear.
In such a sudden encounter with the enemy in a hurry, his greatest advantage could not be displayed at all. Therefore, his first goal was to escape to a safe place and prepare to make a comeback and kill his entire family!
The knight staggered when he was pulled by him, then followed.
He said, “Where do you want to run to?”
Kang De pointed at the town. “It’s too easy to be chased in the wilderness. There’s no way to hide. Let’s go to the town! There are many rooms and houses here. Let’s find a safe place to hide. It’ll only take a few minutes!”
Three minutes was the necessary time for Kang De to return to Earth and descend the building to retrieve the car outside the district.
As long as he had this time, he could destroy them!
He turned around to look at the dozen or so knights and soldiers and sneered, “These people want to capture us? Dream on!”
At this moment, an urgent bell sounded from the center of the town.
The knights and soldiers from the manor shouted in unison, “Listen to the Viscount’s order! All militia and residents of the Glory Sand Castle, pay attention! An assassin intends to assassinate the Lord! A Goethe citizen and a Cathayan! If you capture any of them or provide important clues, you’ll be rewarded with 50 silver coins! You can also recommend a member of your family to become the knight attendant of the Glory Sand Castle. From now on, you’ll no longer be lowly commoners!”
The knights had powerful bodies and were full of energy. A few of the best were even enhanced by battle aura. Their voices were vast and mighty, echoing far away and enveloping the entire town.
The bell rang continuously.
At this moment, it was already night. The townspeople did not have many entertainment items and had to conserve the lamp oil, so they turned off the lights early. The people who had fallen asleep were woken up by the bell and heard this.
Word spread like wildfire.
The silent town instantly woke up.
Doors and windows were pushed open, and sleepy people looked out.
Then, someone saw Kang De and Cleveland.
One of the townspeople widened his eyes and shouted, “They’re here!”
Cleveland pushed the stunned Kang De and said sternly, “Run!”
They pulled out their feet and ran. In the eyes of the discoverer, it was like two bags of silver coins escaping quickly. The other party’s escape gave the commoner an illusion and ambition. He ran out with a feces fork and shouted, “Don’t run!”
More people surged out!
In the houses on both sides of the street, the farmers ran out with farming tools, the townspeople ran out with spears, and even the women rushed out with kitchen knives! In the eyes of these commoners, the Viscount of Glory Sand was their ruler and had the highest authority and prestige. He would definitely do what he promised!
Silver coins! Knight’s attendant!
Money and status!
These two were the greatest temptation that these ignorant and lowly commoners could think of!
Loud shouts and noises urged more hesitant people to join the battle because it was human nature to follow others. The Viscount had already given orders and the neighbors had done it, so if he did not do it, it would be a loss!
Perhaps this benefit could be theirs?!
In any case, everyone went to do it!
For a moment, the entire town became noisy and even became a carnival.
Kang De only felt that there were shouts of war in all directions. He was speechless and angry. As a modern person of China, he had gotten into such a situation on his first night in the other world’s civilization—this was too f*cking ironic!
The knight pulled him into an alley and turned around. “Kang De, what’s wrong?”
As Kang De ran, he shouted, “What’s wrong with them? The Goode family doesn’t treat them as humans at all. Why did they jump out? Huh? Aren’t they afraid of death?”
The knight was about to speak when flames flashed in front of him and a group of townspeople blocked his way!
When they saw the two of them, their faces revealed excitement, “It’s them! The Cathayan!”
“I saw this Cathayan during the day! That’s right!”
The knight decisively retreated and said, “Change path! Let’s go!”
The farmer in the lead was tall and burly. He was brave and yearned for wealth. He was afraid of the armored Cleveland, but when he saw that the Cathayan was not armored and was in a daze, he found the right target!
“The money is mine!”
He raised the feces fork and suddenly rushed forward, stabbing at Kang De!
A fierce glint flashed through Kang De’s eyes.
He stepped forward and waved his axe. The axe directly slashed into the incoming feces fork blade, shattering this farming tool and causing the palm of the farmer to split open. Then, he swung the axe into the farmer’s head!
Blood flashed and brains splattered. Kang De said sternly, “Get lost!”
When the townspeople in the alley saw the farmer being instantly killed, there was a commotion. However, they did not escape in all directions as Kang De had thought. The blood light and death made them hot-headed. Money and wealth burned the suppressed beast in their bodies. Another person shouted, “Attack together! He’s only one person!”
Therefore, these militiamen and farmers raised the dung forks and spears in their hands horizontally and squeezed into the alley, forming a dense forest of guns as they rushed towards Kang De!
On the cold weapons battlefield since ancient times, long-handled weapons were the eternal protagonists! The spearmen were the backbone of the army because they did not need much military training. They only needed to learn to form a formation side by side. As long as they learned to stab, as long as they learned to advance and retreat with their comrades beside them, that was fine!
Kang De saw the dense and cold spear forest stab at him at the same time. From top to bottom, from head to toe, no matter how fast he was, he could not parry the attacks of so many weapons at the same time. He saw the bloodthirstiness and excitement in the eyes of the people opposite him. They did not distinguish right from wrong, like animals.
He had no grudge against them.
In fact, when he walked around the town today, people were respectful to him. When he helped the little beggar, there were even people who bowed to him and said many praises.
These people had shown another face tonight.
It was fine if it was those people from the Goode Family, but why were these people…
“F*ck… you… mother… ah…”
Kang De pulled off the Molotov cocktail on his body, lit it, and suddenly threw it at the other party!
The bottle shattered! The burning sticky liquid splashed in all directions, tainting everyone’s bodies and burning!
Compared to slashing and bleeding, this was the most painful torture.
The people burned by the flames let out intense screams. They desperately slapped the flames on their bodies, but they could not extinguish them or even control the spread of the flames. Almost everyone at the front was lit up! This fear was transmitted to the back because…
“Mage! He’s a mage!”
The people behind did not see the bottle Kang De threw, or rather, they did not see it clearly. They only saw the flames of the explosion and the screams of the person in front—it was a mage!
The high-spirited and bloodthirsty team instantly collapsed.
It was not only because of the screams and tragic scenes of their companions in front of them but also because of the word “mage”.
They shouted and turned to escape.
However, Kang De did not intend to let them go.
Crossing the person rolling crazily on the ground, he swung his axe and struck the back of an escapee, knocking him to the ground. Someone beside him mustered his courage and rushed forward to hug his arm. Kang De twisted and collided, pressing down with all his strength and twisting this person’s arms into a fried dough twist. He freed his left hand and pressed down on the brave man’s head, smashing it into the wall.
With a bang, the back of that person’s head smeared a large red color on the wall. His body twitched, and his expression was painful as pleading appeared in his eyes.
“What… is wrong with you? Huh?”
Bang! Another time, the entire back of his head was crushed.
“What does it have to do with you?”
On the other side, a farmer threw away his farm equipment and screamed as he fled. Kang De threw the flying axe and it struck the back of his head.
“Is this any of your business?”
The person whose legs were weak from fear and who was crying in the corner was lifted up by his hair. He threw a few punches and collapsed the other party’s chest.
“Why did you all jump out?”
He pulled out the axe at the back of the farmer’s head.
He chased after her with the axe as a peasant woman fell to the ground. The kitchen knife in her hand fell to the side and she was screaming like a pig being slaughtered. Without a word, Kang De slashed with the axe.
“Isn’t it good to be alive? Huh? Where’s your brain?! Where’s your brain?! Where’s your brain?!”
“Samuel told you to eat shit, so you went to eat shit! Huh?”
Kang De looked around for his next target. At this moment, someone grabbed his wrist.
“Kang De!” the knight shouted. “Let’s go!”
Kang De’s eyes were red. He did not look at the knight and said sternly, “We have to kill them too. We have to leave and kill our way out! I finally understand. We have to kill these b*stards until they’re afraid! Lowly commoners! F*cking lowly commoners!”
“Kang De!” The knight emphasized, and there was even a trace of pleading in his voice, “Let’s go…”
However, the strength he used to hold Kang De’s wrist was not great.
Kang De’s heart sank. He turned around. Under the cover of the burning flames, Cleveland’s face was as pale as paper.
Sweat that symbolized weakness and fatigue slid down the knight’s face.
Kang De cried out, “You…”
The knight forced a smile. “I… suffered some injuries just now…”
Kang De recalled the move that Lost had used in anger.
The battle aura condensed into a light blade and six swords appeared at the same time to attack Kang De. However, this was only a feint. The target was still Cleveland. When he attracted the other party to save Kang De, he immediately changed his move and caught him off guard.
At that time, Cleveland looked as if nothing had happened and his fighting spirit was still raging. Only then did Lost not see through him. He said that he had improved greatly, then he stopped fighting and turned to leave.
Now, it seemed that… he was forcing himself?
With this in mind, the concern and worry in Kang De’s heart overshadowed the boiling killing intent. He said, “Are you alright?”
The knight smiled bitterly, “I have to rest for a while… Let’s go.”
This small group of people was killed and scattered, but it also exposed their location. Kang De glanced at the surrounding residences, and a fierce glint flashed through his eyes. He took down another Molotov cocktail. “Let them liven up!”
The knight pressed his hand and shook his head. “No!”
Kang De said coldly, “At this point, you still pity them!”
“If the fire starts, I’m afraid it won’t be long before the entire town is ignited. I wonder how many people will die!” The knight insisted, “Moreover, if the commotion is too big and attracts Viscount Samuel or other experts to personally take action, we won’t be able to leave!”
The latter reason convinced Kang De.
He gritted his teeth and said, “Then let’s leave first!”
If the worst happened, he could hide back on Earth, but what about the knight?
The commotion and the crying crowd here attracted the attention of most people. Kang De and the knight climbed over the wall and walked quickly in the darkness. Previously, they had misjudged the situation and thought that the terrain of the town was complicated and easy to hide in. However, Kang De had ultimately underestimated the prestige of the Empire’s nobles and misjudged the people here.
“We’re leaving the town…” He moved forward silently and quickly, “This road… I know it.”
This was close to the corner of the town. It was the filthiest and darkest place in a human settlement. Beggars, poor people, and rats lived here.
The town bell rang for a long time. The people who lived here were even more eager to change their fate, so they came out in full strength. Few people stayed here, and there were fewer prying eyes in the darkness.
Kang De and the knight walked to a remote place.
When he turned a corner, Kang De’s eyes turned sharp. “There’s someone!”
He held the axe tightly and was about to throw it when a timid voice sounded, “Mr. Kang De?”
The little beggar he had helped.
His name was Liszt.
The little beggar recognized his voice and ran closer without fear. He saw the blood on Kang De and the knight’s tired appearance.
He whispered, “Can… can I help?”
Kang De was silent for a moment before touching his body. He had already given his money bag to Hong San and did not have much money on him. Looking at the little beggar in front of him, he said softly, “…There’s no need. Just pretend not to see us, okay? Go home now and pretend that nothing happened. I’ll repay you.”
Liszt was first stunned, then he shook his head and said, “No, I should be the one to repay you. Don’t worry, I didn’t see anything, and no one will believe the words of a little beggar. I only heard someone shouting when I slept. I’ll go home now. Mr. Kang De, please be careful…”
He looked worried, but his eyes were firm. After bowing to Kang De, he turned around and left without hesitation.
Kang De looked at his back.
He recalled those crazy townspeople.
Just for a little benefit, they could become bloodthirsty beasts.
The injuries of the knight were not optimistic.
If this little beggar…
Blood and fire could trigger the bestiality in human bodies… be it otherworlders or Earthlings.
Kang De slowly raised the nail gun in his hand.
The knight pressed his arm and mouthed to him, “No, or you won’t be able to turn back.”
Kang De looked at him and his arm was slowly pressed down by the knight. Divinity and bestiality conflicted and fought in his body. Humans were neither noble nor despicable, and often only the combination of the two.
The little beggar walked safely to the entrance of the alley.
He turned to look at Kang De, his eyes still filled with worry and sincerity.
At this moment, a loud shout sounded from afar.
There was a fire in the distance, the light of a torch.
The viscount’s reward came to this humble corner.
That voice seemed to be very far away, but also very close, even a little ethereal.
The light of the torch shone on the little beggar’s face, illuminating the sincerity and worry on his face.
“…50 silver coins…”
“Recommendation to the Glory Sand Castle…”
Then the light quickly tilted because the person holding the torch ran in the other direction.
“As a knight’s attendant…”
“I won’t be a commoner anymore…”
The light on the little beggar’s body dimmed, and his childish face was covered in shadows.
On the day, this little beggar said seriously.
—Lord, I’ll repay you after I become a knight.
Back then, Hong San said, “Don’t tell me you took his repayment seriously? Don’t take it to heart.”
Kang De said, “Perhaps the cause you planted today will become the result tomorrow…”
Under his gaze, the little beggar who had fallen into the shadows flipped into the corner of the street as quickly as possible and fled in the direction of the light. As he fled, he shouted.
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