I Become a Rogue Lord in a World Where Only I Level Up C13: Rogue Lords (13)
“You’ve been exploiting taxpayers’ money under every guise you can think of. What’s the problem with one more?”
“Viscount Bord, I’m counting on you.”
“But we’ve already taken so much money from the taxpayers, I don’t know if we can create any more laws.”
“I see. Well, then, it can’t be helped. I’ll reconsider.”
“You’re so quick to understand! I’m in your debt!”
Isn’t Viscount Bord a bad guy? Is Erhin the only bad guy?
“You can leave now.”
I should not draw any conclusions just yet, I need more evidence. I went over the documents first and as I suspected, the taxes were a conspiracy between Viscount Bord and Erhin.
Viscount Bord is the one who created the various taxes. It doesn’t make sense that after cooperating with him so much, he would be considered a good guy for stopping me from trying to raise the taxes even more. It’s wrong that he cooperated with Erhin from the beginning.
Isn’t that what makes someone like Haddin, who was imprisoned for saying the right thing, the good guy? My mind started to get confused. It was possible that he was just a worldly man.
“Chamberlain! I need a bath!”
I decided to take a bath; after all, baths are the best. The warm water soothed my fatigue for a while.
I felt a little better, and by the time I finished eating dinner, my headache had subsided. I came back to the bedroom in such a state.
If this had been just a game, I wouldn’t have had to worry so much. After all, if it was a game, I could start over. But now, if I push the wrong button, I can’t go back. That’s why my head hurts from worrying so much.
With that in mind, I walked over to the bed and sat down. At that moment, I felt something very soft in my hand. I withdrew my hand involuntarily.
I looked over at the bed in surprise. Obviously, someone was there. This was the feeling of touching a person. It was also a very soft and chunky part. I willed myself to turn up the covers.
In my haste to enter the [Attack] command, I froze when I saw what was under the covers. There were two naked women lying on the bed.
Two beautiful women without a stitch of clothing were lying on my bed. Both of them had huge breasts. I couldn’t help but back away from the situation. I couldn’t look at them without getting a nosebleed.
The women looked at me as they sat up. They looked rather surprised at my reaction. When they got up, I felt their breasts swaying and I almost lost my mind. Fortunately, the two women were too shy to cover themselves with the covers. This hid their breasts as well, but it made their appearance even more erotic. No, no, no, no, no!
“Yes, my lord!”
I called the chamberlain again. I know I’ve been calling on the chamberlain all day, but I need him now. I’ve never been so desperate for the chamberlain in my life.
“You wanted to see me, sir?”
“What the hell are these women doing here?”
“We’ve prepared them as usual. Have the two naked women lie on the bed. Everything is as you requested. Of course, today’s women were prepared by Viscount Bord. He left with a big smile on his face and said he was sure the master would like them…….”
As usual? Ah…….I totally forgot about that. Yes, I was Erhin. Erhin was a man addicted to women. The day Aintorian fell, he was caught playing with a woman and had his head chopped off. So, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. But even though he was addicted to women, was he doing this at night? With a woman on either side of him?
Did he usually invite women into the room like this? I’m not sure what to make of this.
The mask of the evil lord is about to be thrown off, and it’s outrageous that I would do the same thing as Erhin. If I was going to be a rogue lord in the future, I might as well. Of course, it was convenient that Viscount Bord had sent them. It was proof that Viscount Bord was not a decent person after all.
“Chamberlain, you can step back for now.”
“What’s up? You look like you want to say something.”
The chamberlain unexpectedly asked me a question. It was the first time that the chamberlain, who had always just nodded, had questioned my words like this. In addition, he looked a little disappointed for a moment, and then quickly regained his poker face.
“No, no, nothing!”
Then he scurried out of the room. What was that? Well, that’s not the point right now. I returned my gaze to the two women.
I calmed down my excitement at their unexpected nakedness and looked at them calmly, and saw that their bodies, hidden by the futon, were trembling. It was probably because they had been forced to take their clothes off halfway through the day, just like the ridiculous practice of sacrificing the virgins of the village to the gods.
“First of all, calm down. Who are you people?”
The two women looked at each other and opened their mouths almost simultaneously.
“I am Nella from the Meran village.”
“I am Nala from the Yulta village.”
Then they each said their name and began to cry. Perhaps the original Erhin would have been even more delighted to see them cry.
“It was Viscount Bord who sent you, wasn’t it?”
“I can’t believe you’re just going along with this. Do you have any idea what this place is like?”
“Yes, I do. Yes, I do……”
Why are you crying? The answer I got was not the one I was looking for. I guess I’ll have to change my approach. I moved closer to the bed.
“You guys haven’t heard the rumors, have you?”
I walked up to them and they started to shake even more.
“Rumor has it that Lord Erhin likes to torment women who cry. The more they cry, the fiercer he gets.”
I sat down on the bed where the two women were sitting and gently grabbed the head of the woman in front of me.
“It’s pretty brutal, too. I’m going to rape you in front of your parents, inflict mental anguish on you, and then kill you all. How’s that for bad taste?”
“Oh, no…….! Oh, my God, please help me! Please, please, please!”
The women begin to cry.
“I want you to tell me the truth about what Viscount Bold said to you and why you gave yourself up like this. If you don’t, I’ll call your parents right away. I hope they understand that I am a more horrible person than Viscount Bord?”
The lord’s bad reputation must have spread throughout the land. The two women, gripped by fear, looked at each other and began to cry and mutter.
“I don’t know what kind of threats you’ve received, but I can protect your lives, if you tell me the truth. Or how about we have a frenzied show of crying and blood spilling? Kuhk.”
“No, no, no, no!”
“If I tell you…..you’ll really, really help me, won’t you?”
“I will keep my promise. But you can choose me or you can choose Viscount Bord. This is your only chance. Even a child can tell you who has more power.”
They were both looking at each other with wide eyes, but eventually one of them started to confess the truth.
“Oh, okay. I’ll tell you…….Viscount Bold told me not to tell you, he said he would kill my parents if I didn’t do what he said…….That’s what he told me. He also told me to give this to my lord when he fell asleep…….He told me to make him drink this!”
What? The woman took out a small tampon from somewhere on her body and prostrated herself on the spot. I’m not sure what this is…….No way, is it poison?
“I need your help. Please…….I don’t want to go through that hell. Please just kill me. No, please help me…….I don’t want to die!”
I was disgusted. I didn’t expect the Viscount Bord would try to kill me using these two women.
“No way. Is that poison?”
“……please help me. He said it wasn’t poison. He said it was just a nutritional supplement that would help the Lord sleep for a few days……And he said he would help us when he became the Lord…….”
Perhaps after I die, these two women will be considered assassins and executed so that no one would find out who’s behind this.
In the end, I had to call the chamberlain again.
“Master! What can I do for you?”
“Take them into custody. It seems that Viscount Bord has plotted to assassinate me.”
The chamberlain blinked his eyes with a look of astonishment.
“In the meantime, I want you to take their parents into custody and keep them out of Viscount Bord’s clutches. Oh, and from now on, no women in the bedroom, so much for the womanizing Erhin. If I do that, my dream of restoring the domain will never come true.”
At these words, the chamberlain asked again.
“A womanizer is not what a lord should be. Do you know what that means?”
“It’s……No, um, I’ll arrange it right away!”
“And one more thing. Send someone right away to tell Haddin to lead the Territorial Army and assemble in front of the castle!”
I was glad that I switched the commander of the barracks and ensured that I was in control of the troops, because Haddin’s history was a stark contrast to Burke and Viscount Bord. In a way, the reason why Viscount Bord did such a despicable deed was because the military power was suddenly in my hands, wasn’t it?
Well, even if they had the military rights, no one can match my power with the perks here in Aintorian.
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