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Supreme Magus - Chapter 412

Published at 4th of February 2020 09:35:04 PM

Chapter 412: 412


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'Rise and shine, sleepyhead . ' Solus woke up Lith after sunrise, to make sure he had a full eight hours of sleep . It would reset the effects of Invigoration and bring his body back to his natural peak condition .

The fight with Treius had been demanding . Solus had no idea what a world tribulation was, but she knew that whenever Lith assumed that monstrous form, his mind had undergone heavy stress .

'What a shitty date . ' Lith griped for the umpteenth time . 'The only silver lining is that she insisted to split the bill . '

'By my maker, just because you didn't get laid doesn't make it a bad date!'

'I beg to differ . The food was just okay, the kiss was so fast I barely noticed it, and the "I've to wake up early tomorrow" is the lamest excuse in the book . Kamila might as well claimed she had a migraine . ' Lith sighed .

He was in such a bad mood he had returned to the house on Royal Road only because Belius's security measures made it a hassle getting in and out of the city . Lith had to give his detailed report in person in the afternoon, otherwise he would have already gone back to Lutia to spend there the rest of his leave .

'Stop being a sourpuss . If Kamila really didn't enjoy herself, she wouldn't have spent three hours talking with you . She even took into account you being a cheapskate and split the bill . ' Solus pointed out .


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'Why do you think that?'

'How many tall mages wearing a Ranger uniform do you think walked into the Velorian yesterday? It doesn't take a Constable to do the math . ' Her thoughts oozed sarcasm . 'The next time, bring her a nice present, Scrooge . '

'For the record, I'm thrifty, not stingy . ' His paper thin excuse only managed to make Solus cry from laughing . Lith went to the kitchen on the first floor to have breakfast . Lith ruminated on both Solus's words and the food before giving Kamila a call .

She sounded really happy to hear from him and she kept the conversation going until she had to leave for work . This time it was her inviting him to dinner the next day .

'Told you so . Don't forget the present . ' Solus projected in his mind a smug grin .

Lith spent the morning practicing Accumulation to further refine his mana core and rehearsing his report with Solus . He arrived at the army Headquarters well in advance the appointed time .

Sergeant Tepper had drilled his "If you are five minutes early, you are already ten minutes late" creed into all of his recruits . Lith was immediately brought by the Desk Sergeant through a series of corridors until they reached the destination .

Despite the woman walked double time, Lith had the time to appreciate the rustic furniture decorating the place and the padded reinforced doors along the way . All in all, he had the impression of being inside an asylum for the criminally insane .

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"They are waiting for you . " The Sergeant, a sturdy woman in her forties, pointed him to a door with a "Briefing Room" tag attached to it . She gave him a salute before extending her hand . "Thanks for your hard work, Sir . Belius is a safer place now . "


Lith shook it while cold sweat ran down his spine .

'Damn, first the custom officer and now the Sergeant? This is worse than I thought . No good deed goes unpunished, we have some serious damage control to do . ' Lith thought .

'Stop whining, I'm sure that- Oh, shit!' Solus choked on her optimism when Lith opened the door . A single uncomfortable looking chair was in front of a rectangular table, behind which there were three armchairs .

King Meron was sitting in the middle . A golden crown rested on his head as he was wearing his red uniform of Commander-in-Chief of the army . The King was a lean man in his mid fifties, yet he didn't look a day past thirty .

He had thick red hair and the silver eyes typical of the descendants of Valeron, the first King . On his right, there was a man bearing a striking resemblance with the King who wore the red uniform of a General of the Army .

He had brown reddish hair and silver eyes . Just like Meron, he was in his fifties, but time hadn't been very kind to him . He looked old and tired, but mostly worried . To the King's left, there was the most stunning woman Lith had ever seen .

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She wore the uniform of a Royal Constable and was 1 . 76 (5'9") meters tall . She was in her mid twenties, or so it seemed . There was something about her that made her look timeless yet ancient at once .

She had shining gold hair braided into a tress long enough to be twisted and knotted above her head resembling a crown . Her silver eyes sparkled like stars under the sunlight .

Lith's mood was sour yet it took him just a second to feel something was off . He gave them a salute and stood at attention while waiting for instructions .

'Solus, how strong are these guys?'

'The General has a cyan core, while the King has a violet one and a body slightly more powerful than yours despite his age . The woman has a blue core and an inhuman physique . By my maker, compared to her Tista is nothing special . '

'This is wrong . No one can be this beautiful . ' Lith's paranoia kicked in, quickly followed by his survival instinct . He took a deep breath and activated Death Vision . It was the only still lingering side effect of Lith's attempt to repair Protector's mana core at the cost of his own life force .

Lith had yet to understand if it was an ability, a curse, or simply a symptom of his shaky sanity . It made every living being in front of him look like they were about to die . It had taken him years of training to learn how to keep it in check .

In the next few seconds, Lith saw the King die of old age, poisoned, or because a spell turned him to dust . The General would die of old age, or after being poisoned, stabbed, beheaded, or simply because he tumbled and fell .

The Constable remained unchanged instead .

'It's already abnormal for the King to have only three ways to die, but maybe is because of his magical protections . Why Death Vision doesn't work on the Constable? So far only Phloria was immune to it . ' Lith thought .

"At ease, Lieutenant Verhen . Please, have a seat" The King said with a small smile .

"This is the General of the Army Morn Griffon, my cousin, while she is Royal Constable Tyris Griffon, my niece . "

The General suppressed the desire to curl his lip in disgust, replying to Lith's salute with a mere nod of the head . The Constable returned the salute and even offered him her hand .

Lith shook it, discovering that her skin was soft and silky, yet her grip was as firm as a mountain .

'This is bad . ' Lith thought . 'They want to either promote or demote me . Both events can screw up my plans . Worst case scenario, they want to force me into marriage with Barbie . First the house, now this? Why would a royal be so kind with me?'

Solus wanted to give him a more rational and less paranoid explanation . Unluckily, she was unable to find one .


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