Assassin's Chronicle - Chapter 436

Published at 24th of May 2018 01:15:21 AM
Chapter 436: Risks

Anfey and Suzanna had encountered several mercenaries from White Mountain City before arriving and learned more about what was happening in the city . Even though the mercenaries were not professional spies, they were still able to provide some useful information .

They learned that Anthony’s life was very difficult . He originally had around six thousand men under his command, but after the attack from Tiger of Tawau mercenary group, he lost almost two thousand men in Blackwater City . Due to the loss of Davidson and Shanteler, Anthony also lost another three hundred men because he couldn’t control the mercenaries as effectively .

This loss made Anthony even more eager for revenge . He had been watching Hotchbini closely and reorganizing Glory mercenary group . The arrival of Michael was another boost to his strength . Michael brought around four thousand men with him, including several senior swordsmasters and a dozen mages .

Michael’s sudden change in attitude was very unexpected . No one knew how Anthony reacted to Michael’s request for peace, but Anthony’s son David was furious . David thought that Michael proved Ellisen Empire had betrayed them by trying to negotiate a peaceful resolution . According to the spies, David had been spreading harmful rumors in the city to hinder Michael’s effort . Also notable was David’s relationship with his mother, Nishieva . Nishieva came from Ellisen Empire, which contributed to tension between her and her son . In the past, they had a very close relationship, but now they were always arguing . Every conversation they had would end in a shouting match .

Despite the unrest among his mercenaries and the conflict between his son and wife, Anthony had remained uncharacteristically quiet . No one tried to talk to him about this situation, because he would grow very angry . David tried to talk to him about it and he sent his son away in a fit of yelling . Nishieva tried to talk to him as well to no avail .

"I see," Anfey said, nodding . He could tell that Anthony was angry about Michael’s attitude, but he couldn’t do anything about it . "Have you reported to Sacred City?"

"Yes," the spy said . "But we haven’t gotten anything bad yet . Michael can detect magic surges in the city so we can’t use any portal . "

Anfey nodded . "I see . You can go back now . Suzanna and I will be on our way . "

"Do you need us to…"

"No," Anfey said, shaking his head . "Remember, no matter what happens, I need you to pretend this conversation never happened . "


The spy pursed his lips and nodded .

"Another thing . What is David like?"

"David? He’s about twenty-four, and Anthony keeps him on a pretty tight leash . He keeps low profile," the spy said . "He became a mercenary when hewas fifteen and became a squad leader when he was eighteen . Now he’s an intermediate swordsmaster . He’s stronger than his level, though, because Anthony wanted to him to take things slowly . "

"What about his personality?"

"He’s a very kind person, very friendly . Everyone likes him . They always forget that he’s Anthony’s son and treat him just like one of their own," the spy said . "Which is why everyone was so shocked when he began criticizing Michael . No one thought David would react so strongly . "

"It’s normal, of course," another spy added . "Even though David is just a common mercenary right now, he will one day inherit his father’s position . He cannot let Michael ruin the future of Glory mercenary group . "

"Anything else?"

The spies shook their heads . "We don’t know David very well," one of them said . "Everything else we know are just rumors . "

"Alright," Anfey said . "Does he have a lot of friends?"

"A lot," one of the spy said . "Technically, I’m one of his friends . We go out for a drink once in a while . "

"But you still don’t know anything about him?"

"No," the spy said, shaking his head .

Anfey pursed his lips, thinking about their words . "I want to meet Anthony . Do you think it’s possible?"

"Sir, you’re mad," one of the spies said . "It’s practically impossible . "

Anfey frowned . "Anthony’s under a lot of pressure, isn’t he? The rift between him and Michael is too wide to mend now . Maybe I can convince him to work with me . "

"Sir, even though there is a rift between him and Michael, Anthony won’t work with us," another spy said . "This is unnecessarily dangerous . " The spies have more access to information than normal people and knew that Anfey was one of the people Yolanthe had been grooming . If he went with Anthony and something happened, there would be dire consequences .

"Who will he work with then, Shansa Empire?"

"Ellisen Empire and Glory mercenary group had been working together for decades, sir," one of the spies said . "There are too many things linking the two . They won’t break their relationship just because of Michael . It’s practically impossible to convince Anthony to work with us . "

"But Anthony clearly isn’t satisfied with Ellisen Empire . "

"Maybe they’re putting up an act . "

"For who? Anthony has no other enemies except zombies and necromancers . "

The spies glanced at each other . Even though it was tempting, they couldn’t let Anfey take this risk .

"What about Michael?" one of the spies asked . "Michael lives with Anthony . It’s easy to startle him . "

"I’ll think of a way," Anfey said . "Suzanna, let’s go . "

The spies opened their mouths, wanting to say something . Anfey shook his head and began walking up the steps .

"What do you want to do?" Suzanna asked . If it had been just Anthony, she wouldn’t be as worried . But there were still Michael and half a dozen senior swordsmasters .

"I once saved a man," Anfey said, "and sent Anthony a piece of information through him . I think Anthony will meet him again . "

"What should we do about Michael?"

"I have a plan," Anfey reassured her . He leaned closer to Suzanna and whispered something to her . Suzanna frowned .

"There’s no way he’s letting you take it," Suzanna said .

"I’m borrowing it," Anfey corrected her . "I’ll give it back . "

The street was empty save for a few mercenaries slumping against the walls . One of the mercenaries glanced at Suzanna and his body shook . Suzanna turned around, alerted, but did not see anything except for the mercenaries .

"What is it?"

"Nothing," Suzanna said, turning back around . "Who’s the man you saved?"

"He’s name’s Shinon," Anfey said . "Don’t worry . He’s reliable . "