“It’s just a threat! Lady Dubbled can’t hurt me! Come on, attack—“
His face quickly hardened after I put the knife on his chin.
“It’s a fatal injury if you cut it deeply, only cut 5 cm from the neck. If you’re going to threaten them, it’s safe to cut 4 cm from the tip of their chin.”
When I remembered Isaac’s words, I grinned inwardly.
‘Good job, me! It’s 3 cm from the tip of his chin.’
Hayton looked at me with a surprised look.
“You don’t have to answer. When they’re cornered, silence is scarier than your opponent’s words.”
As Henry advised, she only smiled, Hayton became confused and gulped.
Vallua’s knights couldn’t be seen, so I shouted like a child.
“You guys are the tagger. Count to a hundred and come after me!”
The participant and the noble were shocked. It was because they didn’t expect a battle to take place from the beginning.
Dubbled’s knight pointed their sword at Hayton as a knight carried me and quickly bounced off the platform.
The area where virtual battle takes place has already been cleared of all people, making it easy to move.
I jumped out of the arms of the knight and patted him on the shoulder.
The armor is too heavy.
In virtual battle, the use of unauthorized items was strictly limited, so even children could not wear light and safe items.
‘Should I take it off?’
It’s so heavy that it’s hard to walk.
When I picked up a rope to tie Hayton, the knights came to my side.
“You’ll get hurt.”
“…why do you guys keep doing this?”
The knights looked at each other and gulped. Some cried and gestured to tell me how frighteningly my dad and brothers threatened them before the virtual battle.
“We even thought it would be better to go to a real war.”
I said with a nervous expression.
During a few of our casual conversations, Hayton shouted.
“Dubbled teaches children how to be mean!”
I looked at him with my eyes wide open.
“How did you know?”
Hayton’s expression crumbled when I answered him shamelessly. I grinned.
“But if I am mean, aren’t you the same too? You hid your knights.”
“From the start, you’re trying to kidnap me.”
Hayton’s face hardened.
‘I knew it, rascal.’
I grinned inwardly and tightened the rope that the knights had tied Hayton to.
“Stay here for a long—time okay?”
Then the Nogak is mine!
Vallua’s knights were everywhere.
The knights of Leblaine and Dubbled, who took Hayton, couldn’t be seen.
“They’re not in the shopping district.”
“All that’s left is Desong Street and Mount Asis. Shall we search there?”
Carox, the captain of the Vallua’s army, clucked his tongue.
“Asis Mountain is where our camp is. We’ve built a barracks even before the virtual battle, so they can’t be there.”
“Then is it Desong street?”
“Yeah, but we can’t use the bomb.”
“It’s a weak building, so it could collapse and cause casualties.”
‘They expect that, did they?’
Who in the world could think of such a thing?
Is there anyone in Dubbled’s knight who is good at strategy?
It may not have come from the head of a young girl who is less than ten years old.
Carox, who checked the map, narrowed his eyes.
Most of Dubbled’s knights are mages.
If it wasn’t for virtual battle, they would definitely have the best knights, but they can’t participate.
‘The knights they have are not familiar with this landscape, unlike ours.’
The Vallua knights who participated in the current virtual battle were raised in the church, trained for years only for the virtual battle, and was very familiar with the land.
Carox, who was touching the map, said,
“There aren’t a good places to hide on the streets of Desong.”
Vallua’s knight quickly moved to the place he pointed at.
“As expected, I can feel it underground.”
Carox said with his eyes twinkling.
‘They were no match in the first place.’
Now they’re in a state of unexpected mishaps, but as soon as they find Hayton, the situation will be turned upside down.
Vallua’s knights will open the cellar door in a moment.
[You thought it was here huh? Fools!]
“…..What is this?”
A piece of paper was stuck on a straw doll tied to a pillar. It was the handwriting of a child.
“What the hell!”
Carox, who was on high alert, screamed.
At that time, in the palace.
There were many exclamations everywhere.
“It’s Mount Asis, not Deson Street!”
“A nine-year-old child has such an idea…”
In addition, Leblaine was now descending from the mouth of Mount Asis.
Hayton was being held up and dragged around without doing anything.
People glanced at Duke Vallua. After the start of the virtual battle, his arrogant face was changed to contempt and anger.
‘That mean little girl…’
He shouted at the Duke of Dubbled, hitting the table.
“What a ridiculous thing to do! I can’t believe she attacked him that soon!”
“She got the start signal and I moved.”
“Even though it’s like that…!”
The Duke of Dubbled glanced at the Duke of Vallua with an indescribable look.
“It is the difference between those who prepare for an attack and those who do not. My daughter just came up with the best defense against the attack. Where is the rule that we should not attack after the torch ceremony?”
Henry and Isaac grinned and replied,
“That’s right, Father.”
“What in the—!!”
The surrounding area began to get noisy. Isaac’s expression hardened.
knights from nine of the participating families surrounded the Dubbled’s knights and Leblaine at the foot of the mountain.
[Please hand him over.]
The second son of Marquis Hademos said, aiming for a sword.
Hayton Vallua was caught by Leblaine as soon as he started. There was no time to talk to other participants.
However, when the Vallua’s knights failed to rescue Hayton, the other families surrounded the forest and pressured Dubbled’s knights, meaning they had a secret agreement in advance.
In addition, they immediately found Hayton, whom even Vallua’s knights could not find.
This means that Hayton can exchange signals with the nobles who shared secret agreements.
“Did he carry a communications device?”
Johann looked at the Duke of Vallua with a dull look. The Duke coughed loudly.
“No way. My son can’t use an unauthorized item.”
Henry, who was watching, burst out laughing.
He used the last resort because he was cornered.
“There were many mean people.”
“Watch your language!”
Isaac clucked his tongue.
The mean and clumsy Hayton Vallua colluded with the children of nine families.
If a formal objection to Hayton’s cheating is raised, collusion will also be inevitable.
If that happens, the virtual battle will be over. But every plan will be in vain.
‘I’m sure that’s going to happen, but they might not listen even if I raise a formal objection.’
It’s going to end soon.
Isaac looked at Henry who was rolling the dice in his hand.
It was then.
Leblaine was in the finish line as she covered her mouth with her hands and laughed.
It wasn’t the look of a cornered child.
When Leblaine blew a whistle, a rope came down to the army of Dubbled.
These people are knights of Dubbled.
When they caught the rope, someone pulled them from the mountain.
“The rest of Dubbled’s knights!”
They were the remaining knight except for the knight that was moving with Hayton.
Isaac opened his eyes wide and said.
“Wasn’t the other half looking for a hand?”
Henry and Johann also looked at the finish line with a stiff face.
At that time, a strong current flowed down the mountain like a flood.
“I destroyed the dam!”
When someone shouted, the Duke of Vallua shouted,
A dark blue-haired boy wearing a robe appeared on the mountain. There was an armband on his arm, which means he’s the captain.
One of the four best knights.
A tactical genius.
It was the moment when Zachary’s name, the strongest escort of Leblaine Risette Dubbled, was known.