Chapter 149: Kang Chul-In’s Regrets

There was only one reason why Kang Chul-In thought that Sheville Polansky was the villain.

Sheville Polansky was a Lord with the nickname ‘The Spellthirster,' due to his ability that negated all magic.

He was able to absorb the magic that the enemy casted, and make it so that it instead gave him body enhancements.

This meant that he was the bane of all mages and magicians, since he was able to counter them perfectly. 

I’ll rip you to shreds when I meet you.

Kang Chul-In gritted his teeth.

Kang Chul-In had no doubt in his mind that the one behind all of this was Sheville Polansky. 

Just hearing Podolski’s explanation was enough.

Arshelly Berlinetta Pon Aurangzeb was a ridiculously powerful S rank mage, esper, and warrior with an immeasurable potential.

And someone stopped Arshelly’s magic completely?

Of course, Arshelly could just use her high-level swordplay, but she was just too young to use it properly.

First of all, she was lacking in height.

Since she wasn’t very tall, her arms and legs were short, meaning that she was at an absolute disadvantage in a fight--- not to mention her light weight.

Even though she did have ridiculous potential, it was safe to say that she wouldn’t be able to overcome her current physical disadvantages. That meant that Arshelly would have no choice but to deal with the enemies with her magic, but due to Sheville Polansky's ability, that wouldn’t work. 

Who dares… to hurt my daughter?

Looking at the territory of Sheville Polansky on the map, Kang Chul-In’s terrifying aura swept the room.

At that moment.

Throb.

“.....!”

At that moment, Kang Chul-In felt like someone was stabbing his heart with a knife, making him nearly grasp his chest in pain.

His heart… his heart throbbed intensely.

It felt like it hurt hundreds or thousands times more than when Rothschild had stabbed his heart. 

He also felt empty.

In the morning, and during the night. The fact that his lovely daughter that came to visit him all the time to say hello wasn't here made his heart feel empty. 

“Father~! I’ll definitely go get a golden carp for grandmother!”

Kang Chul-In recalled the conversation he had with Arshelly this morning.

“Yes, daughter. Make sure that you don’t get injured.”

“Yes, father! But…”

“Hm?”

“W-Will you… k-kiss…”

“.......”

“I-Is that not possi…”

“There are many eyes around. Don’t you see all the maids?”

“Okay…”

“Maybe later.”

“Hng… Though it’s a shame… Then maybe later?”

Why did he recall this conversation?

Was this the feeling of ‘I should have been better to her when she was here’ that ex-lovers felt?

I should have done it… it wasn’t even difficult…

Even though his dignity as a Lord was important, wasn’t it just a kiss?

This was the first time Kang Chul-In had ever felt regret.

“Right now.”

Kang Chul-In stood up.

“We will leave the minimum amount of troops, and march north immediately. I will give you exactly 1 hour to prepare. In that time, make sure everyone gets ready to leave.”

And gave immediate orders.

“Yes, Lord!”

“We will move immediately!”

The officials of Laputa answered back at the same time.

“That f*cking bastard… Is he a psychopath? You are so dead to me, stupid…”

Kwak-Jung showed the killing intent that hadn’t flared up since he had quit being a gangster.

“You… bastard! This Drakan will rip you to shreds!”

Drakan also gritted his teeth, showing his anger.

“With my shield… with this aegis, I will make your head explode!”

Lucia also muttered ferociously, before leaving the hall.

“I will kill you… kill you…”

“How dare he kidnap the princess…”

Leaving the hall, all the officials had terrifying expressions on their faces.

This was how special Arshelly was in the territory.

Arshelly was polite and kind to everyone, and was also cute and lovely. It was like she was the daughter of everyone.

And in actuality, there really was no one in Laputa who didn’t love or like Arshelly. Everyone liked her. Even excluding the fact that she was the daughter of Kang Chul-In, she was someone they needed to save.

-Krrr…

The Altaica growled, standing next to Kang Chul-In. The godbeast also cautiously tapped the feet of Kang Chul-In.

It looked like the beast was trying to calm Kang Chul-In down. As a godbeast, it looked as if it understood what had happened.

“Hu…”

Kang Chul-In sighed deeply.

“I should have at least made her take you with her…”

-Krr….

As if it understood Kang Chul-In’s words, the Altaica started to nod.

“Milord.”

After making sure Podolski was alright for the moment, Alfred came.

“I know how you feel, but please don’t stress too much about it. What kind of child is princess Arshelly? Not only is she a smart child, but she has also hidden herself in a pocket dimension, which means that she’ll be unharmed.”

“I know that too.”

Kang Chul-In answered.

Like Alfred had said, Arshelly would be fine for a couple of days.

The spell that Arshelly had cast was a defensive spell called ‘Untouchable Barrier,' which would defend the caster from all outside threats. Using this spell, one would be able to negate even the strongest of spells, such as a dragon’s breath.

But,

“It will only last for a week at max.”

Even a powerful mage like Arshelly would only be able to activate it for a week at the very maximum.

Although Sheville Polansky couldn’t absorb the spell since it wasn’t an offensive one, the chance that something would go wrong increased as time went by.

“Once Arshelly’s mana runs out, her safety won’t be guaranteed.”

“Milord, please think about it calmly. Since you're going, isn’t the safety of the princess already guaranteed?”

“I feel so terrible. I feel so dirty that killing intent keeps flaring up.”

“Is it because Milord recalls that man’s true face?”

Alfred remembered Sheville Polansky.

Previously when they were conquering Sheville Polansky’s territory, Kang Chul-In and Alfred had witnessed a hideous scene within a forest in Sheville Polansky’s territory.

Sheville Polansky was a psychopathic murderer that had a weird fetish for children.

What did he do?

He had a hobby of locking young girls and boys within a glass cage, and watching them.

And after?

He killed them by poisoning them, would dismember their bodies, and would label the body parts by their name. Sheville Polansky was a man who used his position of Lord as a tool to continue his hideous behavior in Pangaea where he wouldn’t be found out.

“To think that despicable bastard will…. My daughter. Daughter…”

Finally leaving the hall, Kang Chul-In muttered one last time.

“Wait a little bit.”

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At the same time.

Inside the ‘Untouchable Barrier’, Arshelly was getting carried on a wagon. 

“Don’t just stay inside, come out.”

An old man who looked to be about 60 spoke to Arshelly while sitting on the wagon.

“This old man isn’t trying to hurt you.”

“...”

“Huhu, it seems like you’re still afraid. Take a look. There are so many delicious sweets here.”

“...”

No matter how much the old man tried to persuade her, Arshelly didn’t respond. She pretended not to hear anything.

“Let me introduce myself properly.”

“...”

“This grandpa’s name is Sheville Polansky. I’m not a bad person. I’m actually a Lord who controls the ‘Bittermoon’ territory. Think about it. Why would a lord like me try to hurt you?”

“...”

Even though Sheville Polansky introduced himself, Arshelly still remained silent.

It was a smart decision.

As the child of Kang Chul-In, Arshelly’s strategic value was incomparable. If news that his daughter had been kidnapped was spread, there was no doubt that many lords would start to salivate at the thought of taking Arshelly hostage.

“Huu…”

Finally unable to stand it, Sheville Polansky exploded. 

“You stupid girl! How dare you ignore me? Fine! Let’s see if you’re still able to stay like that once we arrive at my secret place. Huhu…”

Sheville Polansky stared at Arshelly with lustful eyes. 

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