“Alright, I’ll leave that to you. Let me know when you’ve made the arrangements.”
After a brief call with the founder of the Dark Castle, James hung up the phone.
Then, he looked at Henry smugly and said, “It’s settled. We can rest up for now and think about what excuse we can use to leave for a few days.”
“Alright…” Henry had no objections.
“Go ahead and get some rest.”
James was exhausted after the ten-hour flight.
After a short discussion with Henry, the two took it easy in the castle.
Meanwhile, in another castle of Durandal called Keyes Castle.
This was the residence of the Keyes family.
The Keyes were the most powerful family in Durandal. They were the nation’s protectors, and almost all their family members were knights.
“Are you sure?” In the castle’s living room, an old man furrowed his brows as he heard Kayn’s words. “Are you saying a man from Sol caught and broke your sword with only two fingers?”
“That’s it, Grandpa! Please, you have to avenge me! This Dragon King from Sol is an arrogant prick! If you don’t teach him a lesson, he’ll look down on our nation,” Kayn said dejectedly.
The old man closed his eyes and thought deeply.
James could easily catch and break the sword of a Golden Knight, meaning his strength must surpass the Golden Knight’s standards by a large margin.
He analyzed the situation in his mind. He concluded that the Dragon King from Sol might be as powerful as a Sacred Knight.
In Durandal, knights also had various ranks according to their strengths-Bronze Knight, Silver Knight, Golden Knight, Sacred Knight, and Divine Knight.
Bronze was the lowest, and Divine was the highest.
After estimating James’ strength, the old man waved his hand nonchalantly and said, “He’s not even thirty and shouldn’t be worth the effort of sending a stronger family member to suppress him. Let him do as he pleases. Meanwhile, you should work on getting even stronger.”
“But, Grandpa! The Queen treats that brat with great respect and even plans to marry off the Princess to him.” Kayn was unwilling to let go of the indignation he felt.
“Ha!” The old man snorted. “She’s just the queen. If our family wanted to, we can easily replace the Queen at any time.”
The old man was the current head of the Keyes, Koehler Keyes.
The Keyes family was in charge of Durandal’s Knights. Additionally, they controlled more than half of the country’s wealth. It was not an exaggeration to say that Durandal belonged to the Keyes.
“That’s enough. You’re dismissed.”
“Fine…” Kayn did not dare to say anything more and turned to leave.
Meanwhile, Koehler sat on his chair, lost in thought. He looked very old and had sunken eyes but was dressed in extravagant clothes.
Koehler did not pay much mind to James. Instead, he was much more worried about the ancient martial artists from Sol.
Before the battle to conquer Sol a hundred years ago ended, he personally led Durandal’s Knights to conquer Sol, but the ancient martial artists of Sol defeated his knights. He also fought against a powerful martial artist. However, he was overpowered and had been unable to fight back.
A hundred years ago, he held the position of Sacred Knight. All this time, his defeat had weighed heavily on his mind.
After returning to Durandal, he began to focus on his training and had already become a Divine Knight.
He looked forward to fighting against Sol’s top martial artists again and reclaiming his lost honor.