Chapter 144.4 : Nidol Proxia
The current situation was slightly beyond his expectation, in a good way. Since his opponent was the king of this country the possibility of him knowing the whereabouts of Lucius was high.
「………….. Hou? The reward you were aiming for was for me to honestly answer your questions? 」
Nidol asked surprised.
「That was my intention.」
「Hah, fine then. Ask me quickly so that you can run before the on duty soldiers rush over to this place.」
When Rio nodded, Nidol let out an unpleasant smile.
「…………… I’m looking for a mercenary called Lucius. If it’s you, the man of this empire, you should be able to tell me about Lucius.」
「Fu…. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! 」
Nidol laughed in a loud voice.
「……………….. Am I asking a strange question? 」
Rio asked with a suspicious expression on his face.
「I see. So, does that mean you went as far as sneaking into this place just to look for that man? You do have the the ability to do so. Kukukuku.」
「…………….. In short, you do know something about that man? 」
「Yeah, though I don’t know much about him since that man isn’t affiliated with this empire.」
「So, what kind of relationship do you have with him? 」
「I’m the emperor of this empire and that man is the leader of a mercenary group that I know. So it’s not strange for us to have a contractual relationship with them.」
Nidol heartily replied and with a dignified attitude.
「In that case, do you know about the man called Reis? The one who’s moving around as the ambassador of this empire.」
「……… Hou, you also know about Reis huh? Indeed, I was the one to appoint him as the ambassador.」
「What is the relationship between Lucius and Reis? 」
Rio ignored the slightly perplexed Nidol and asked the next question with a nonchalant attitude.
「I entrusted Lucius to protect Reis, but I have no interest in the relationships of my retainers. All the more since Reis in fact almost never returns to this empire. And by the time he returns, he disappears again to who knows where. Well, I think he’s moving around to form some kind of faction but…….. You’re aiming for Lucius and Reis? Which one of them is your target?？ With our current situation, I can only give you the information of one of them you know? 」
「……………. You, do you even understand your current situation? I’m the one asking the question.」
Rio slowly moved his hand and pressed his dagger to Nidol’s throat.
「Don’t get impatient, brat. I’m telling you that the patrolling soldiers are currently rushing to this place. Don’t you think we have even less time right now? 」
「Then tell me the whereabouts of Lucius. If you know.」
「………. The Paladia kingdom. That kingdom is having some scuffle with their neighbour, but they’re being backed by our empire. It’s a small kingdom to the east, do you know about it? 」