1000 Years Later, Even My Weakest Follower Has Become A Demon King Novel - Chapter 170
- 1000 Years Later, Even My Weakest Follower Has Become A Demon King Novel
- Chapter 170 - Dragon and Mist (1)
170 Dragon and Mist (1)
Rewinding time to a few minutes ago.
In the warship’s cabin, outside the captain’s room, the two guards guarding the door heard the ear-piercing friction of hinges behind them.
Squeak, crack, crack, crack…
A girl with long chestnut hair cracked open the door and stuck her head out.
She widened her eyes which were as clear as the moon and looked at the two guards outside the door. She was even chewing a water chestnut cake in her hand.
“Miss Diana, what’s the matter?”
One of the guards hurriedly walked over and bowed when he saw this.
She put down the water chestnut cake in her hand and looked up at the deck. The two guards followed her gaze.
“What’s the matter?”
After watching for a while and seeing nothing appear, the guard repeated his previous question.
Diana slowly swallowed the pastry in her mouth and asked in the same monotonous tone, “How’s the situation on the deck?”
Upon hearing this question, although he didn’t know what was going on, the guard still replied in a comforting tone, “Don’t worry. They’re just ordinary pirates…”
However, before the guard could finish speaking, the girl named Diana continued asking, “Are you sure they are pirates?”
This question made the other party nervous.
In the early years, to encourage the imperial navy to take the initiative to eliminate the pirates, the Riel royal family promulgated the Anti-Piracy Law that stipulated that after the navy defeated the pirates, they could retain 70% of the pirate loot for their budget.
Plundering pirates was legal for the imperial navy, not smuggling ships.
Of course, because this bill lacked effective supervision and the navy was united, there were many cases of having the innocent killed and then claiming that they were pirates for credit in the past. The imperial navy treated smuggling ships and even regular merchant ships as pirates and cleaned them out. Later on, the royal family came forward and established the empire’s shipping company. Civilian merchant ships could obtain official protection after paying expensive registration fees.
The Astral Council equipped every merchant ship registered with the shipping company with a recorder engraved with the Resound spell as a symbol and warning to prevent the navy from accidentally injuring them. Only then did the imperial navy’s harassment of normal merchant ships decrease greatly.
“Of course they’re pirates…”
The guard quickly thought of a way to smooth over the current situation and slowly spoke.
However, Diana’s next words instantly shattered the words he had painstakingly organized in his mind.
“What I mean is… I just felt an extremely huge amount of magic power appear over there. It shouldn’t be to this extent if it’s just normal pirates, right? Could it be a powerhouse from the High Elves?”
With that said, Diana threw the remaining small piece of water chestnut cake into her mouth, patted off the crumbs in her hand, and pushed open the door.
“Extremely huge amount of magic power?”
Another guard asked curiously, “How huge is that?”
Diana didn’t answer the other party’s question. After swallowing the pastry, her eyes lost focus for a moment. Then, she said as if she was talking in her sleep, “There’s also a dragon and the mist…”
The two guards looked at each other, not sure how to deal with the situation in front of them.
This girl named Diana was a prophet certified by the Eighth Order.
The Eighth Holy Spirit was the only Holy Spirit in the Holy Spirits Church that had a mortal ascend to the heavenly throne. It was now the only person the empire was allowed to worship. From the beginning of its religion, people constantly claimed that they could hear the Eighth Holy Spirit’s teachings. Some people even arrogantly declared that they were the new reincarnation of the Eighth Holy Spirit.
Those who claimed to be reincarnated were naturally suppressed by the royal family as treasonous. However, an extremely small number of them had been certified by the Church and became so-called prophets. On the one hand, they were the ‘messengers’ in charge of delivering the Holy Spirit’s oracle, and on the other hand, they were the Holy Grail that carried the power of the Holy Spirit and walked Currere.
Calling them prophets on formal occasions even required the prefix of ‘Saint’ in front of their names.
The girl in front of them was such an existence.
Although the two of them weren’t believers of the Eighth Holy Spirit or even pious believers of the Holy Spirits Church, they had to choose their words wisely when dealing with a prophet.
Especially when the other party suddenly fell into a daze—God knew if that was her own words or an oracle issued by the Eighth Holy Spirit through her mouth.
“Miss Diana… What do you mean by dragon and mist?” one of them couldn’t help but ask.
His question brought Diana back to her senses. Then, she replied, “It’s a dragon and mist. Literally.”
With that said, Diana walked towards the simple wooden stairs.
Two guards subconsciously blocked her way.
The mission they had received was to ensure that she stayed here before the captain returned.
They knew the captain very well. If the captain’s moonlighting was dashed because they failed to watch the prophet, the two of them would suffer.