Author note : Hi guys, GSD REDDY here and I’m back with another chapter.
Edited by : Kidyeon.
This chapter is a regular chapter and is done in honour of InsaneHyde, to whom I promised another chapter to make up for the short chapter I wrote when he sponsored me two weeks ago.
Well, I hope you people are still reading my work and are liking it. There have been a few complaints that the work’s quality dropped in the past book. Maybe it has, or may be it hasn’t. I won’t be the one to complain or say anything, but I promise you that I will do my best to increase whatever you have been missing in this new book.
Thank you and enjoy.
The Mysterious Woman.
RegenRock Prefecture, Jehu empire, Underworld.
“Did you find that bitch yet?” A man roared loudly in an angry voice, as he looked over at a hundred Immortal practitioners.
“No, Sir. We haven’t.” A man dressed in black answered in a calm voice. He, like all the other immortals, was bowing, however, he held a domineering aura that suggested his position as their leader.
“The Imperial corps of the Royal army – those bunch of balls sucking bastards – are out there searching, and yet you aren’t able to find a single bitch hiding right under our noses. You fucking morons, get your asses out and search for her, now!” The man roared with an angry voice.
The black robed man bowed deeply, and said, “Yes, Lord Hide.”
Snorting loudly the man named Lord Hide began to walk towards the inner chambers of his palace. Situated at the centre of the RegenRock city, the palace of Lord Hide was a highly guarded place. Devas patrolled the surroundings of the marquisate around the clock, but above all, there were three-eyed giants who stood guard at every corner, who were the pillars of the marquisate’s security.
Hide walked silently with a calm face. He was the head of the RegenRock army, so he had a reputation to maintain in front of his subordinates. But inside his mind, he was fearing for his life.
Three months ago, the Marquis suddenly ordered him to locate a woman with blue hair, who was supported to have a five year old son. The orders were a bit confusing, and he questioned them at first, but he did what he had to do. After thorough searching, he found the exact woman from a slave trader and brought her without letting it be known to anyone else.
However, as she was being transported people of unknown origin attacked the carriage and captured her. The Marquis was furious to the point of putting an end to the life of everyone involved.
Hide never understood why his master was so hell bent on finding this woman who was just a daughter of a tribal clan chief, and hadn’t even broken into the deva realm, but he knew that the longer he delayed his mission, the closer he drew to his death.
Deep inside the palace, a man was leaning on a luxurious couch surrounded by women as he enjoyed the heat from a solar jewel. The entire room, though in the depths of a palace, was lit up by the solar jewel which encompassed the energy of the sun.
As Hide approached the Marquis, the surrounding women immediately dropped their duties and backed away. The Marquis who was lying with his eyes closed slowly opened them and glanced at Hide. Seeing his face, his eyes twitched lightly, but underneath the depths of his dark brown eyes was also bitter humour, the origin of which none knew about.
Hide simply stood before the Marquis without saying a word. The Marquis of RegenRock was just a small title in the imperial rule of the Juha empire. The prefecture Marquis controlled wasn’t even enough for him rival a single city controlled by a Duke. The differences between the various levels of nobility were too many to count. However, Hide knew one thing for certain. His master, though a small fish in the sea of great power struggle was Intelligent enough to survive – and eventually he would grow enough to rival his predators.
The Marquis sipped his wine as he sighed lightly. With a cold snort he said, “My patience is limited Hide. Find me the woman, or else believe me, I will not spare you even if you had served me a million more years.”
Hide slowly bowed and replied, “Your servant is already doing his best sir. I know that I am exceeding my station but sir, I really have to know the reason why you are so hell bent on capturing that woman.”
The Marquis raised his eyes and said in a low voice, “Very well. That woman is a remnant of the Jehu Bloodline which once ruled this empire. Hide, I have put great trust in you by telling you this. Now, go find me this woman.”
Hide face contracted violently as he heard the words of the Marquis. He knew exactly what they meant. The long forgotten clan which was powerful enough to establish an empire in the ancient times had a remnant. The Jehu empire was now ruled by the five great clans. The laws of the empire prevent any outsiders from seizing the throne.
However, the clan had been exterminated in the chaos of the ancient times, and for countless millennia, the five great clans had been ruling the empire in the emperor’s place. However, it didn’t change the fact that a heir was still absent, and the empire had an empty throne. The five great clans were at a standstill with each other; they wouldn’t let other empires invade their territory, nor would they let the other clans seize the throne.
The emergence of a heir now, would throw the entire empire in upheaval, and put the five great clans in Jeopardy. Hide now understood why his master and the others were so hell bent on catching the woman. She wasn’t a simple slave; she was the container of a key which could make any man gain immeasurable wealth and power.
As Hide stood there for a second, the Marquis rose from his seat and walked towards his personal chambers. The maids followed behind him until he reached the entrance of his private chambers.
As the Marquis passed the curtain separating his chambers from the inner chambers, his face suddenly began to change as the temperature within the palace dropped with each step.
By the time he reached his bedroom, the walls were covered in a thin layer of ice. With a shaking hand, the Marquis opened the door and entered the room with trembling eyes.
Covered in pure ice, the room was like an image out of an artist’s imagination. Sitting in the centre of the room, on a chair formed of pure ice, was a woman of absolute beauty. She had an immaculate body, her skin – pearl white, her eyes – a shade of sky blue, and her flowing silky hair – a shade of royal blue.
The Marquis immediately fell upon his knees as he saw her. The beauty slowly looked at the Marquis and said, “Are you sure I need you?”
The Marquis’s face changed as he heard her. He wanted to say something, anything, but the surrounding coldness dried up his throat. He gulped loudly and said, “My lady, I have done everything you have asked me to do discretely and with perfect precision. I really think I should be by your side helping you. These are all minuscule works which don’t require your attention……”
The woman slowly rose from her seat and said, “Have you ever lusted upon me?”
The Marquis’s face changed as he heard her. He couldn’t open his mouth for a while but he soon shook his head and said, “How could this servant have such vulgar thoughts about you, my lady.”
The woman narrowed her eyes and said, “So, are you telling me that I am not beautiful?”
The Marquis face froze. He couldn’t understand where the woman was leading him. As he stood there with a face full of fear, a voice calmly interrupted the lady and said, “Stop it June. You, kid, come here.”
The Marquis rose sharply and ran across the room and fell on his knees again as he looked at a small five year old kid.
June looked at the kid with a black hair and black eyes and said, “Done with your work already, Dragon.”
Dragon lifted his head and said, “I have spread enough seeds in the imperial capital. His majesty should be done sowing them in the Ingram city. Now all we need is a catalyst.”
June licked her beautiful lips gently, and said, “When is his majesty coming back? I haven’t seen him in three months.”
Dragon slowly rose from his seat and walked towards the Marquis. He then raised his head to look at the towering man and said, “Don’t ask me useless questions, June, and don’t try anything foolish to anger lady Vera. We both know the consequence of angering her.”
“Shut up dragon. And get rid of this Marquis. I don’t like him.” June muttered in an angry voice.
The Marquis shuddered as he heard June. However, just as he was about to shout, his heart began to beat with an irregular rhythm as Dragon lifted his hand and placed it on the Marquis’s face.
Signs of despair leaked out from the Marquis’s eyes as he looked at the Dragon. His pair of black eyes were still glittering with intelligence and wisdom, but behind them was an image of a nine eyed ghost.
Hair long enough to touch the ground, eyes pitch black, with two arms twisted at the elbows in weird directions, and above all the smell of dead emanating from him; it made him look like a death reaper.
The Marquis wanted to scream for help: out of fear, and to retain some of his mind, but he simply wasn’t able to gain control of any of his body organs. He lost control of all his body except his mind as Dragon touched his face.
Dragon slowly lifted his hand and said in a ghastly voice, “Keep your mouth shut Marquis. I don’t think you’ve outlived your usage, yet. Don’t make me think otherwise.
I am feeling a little suffocated in this kid’s body. I am sure your will be a better container. I hope you don’t need an explanation about who I am now, do you?”
The Marquis simply stood there with a blank face, but his heart was beating as if it could explode any second and his mind was spinning as he thought of the name of a legendary God beast which could make the entire Yaksha realm cautious. The God beast – Soul Reaver.
Born from discarnate souls, the soul reavers had no physical body and thus were immune to physical attacks of any magnitude.
As June and Dragon stood before the Marquis. East of the Ingram city, the slave trader Yotsu was walking at high speed towards the Lord Ingram’s palace. He had seen enough and had learned enough in his life to understand one thing. The slave he had sold a few days ago to the palace lord wasn’t some mere woman.
When posed with Riddick’s question, it had taken Yotsu all he had to lie to him, but a few hours of constant thinking made him realise that he had been right. True, he may have been near death, but by lying he has now found a way to strike it rich. A favour of the Palace lord wasn’t something that could be bought with money and he was on his way to getting himself one.
As Yotsu walked in a hurry he noticed a similarly dressed man walking towards him. They both passed by each other without making eye contact.
Yotsu grunted in a low voice as a sharp pain pierced his mind. Blinking his eyes, he looked at his abdomen. Scarlet blood dyed his robe as a sharp needle pierced his body all the way from the front to the back.
His eyes showed his despair before he could scream in pain and before he could open his mouth – his body already showed the signs of destruction. The poison coated on the needle muddled his brain functions faster than he could shout, and before he showed any signs of disturbance, a silent chop on his neck threw his consciousness into an eternal sleep.
Grabbing his black robe, Riddick simply flipped him over, and the next second Yotsu disappeared like the wind. Wearing the robe himself, Riddick walked towards the Lord’s palace with a plain face.
Gently flipping Yotsu’s identity card, Riddick said in a low voice, “Please inform Lord Ingram, I, Yotsu, have come to report a matter of utmost secrecy.”
Note: Don’t be confused. How many slaves have blue hair and a son in an entire empire? Trust me, it isn’t one.
So basically Ingram city had such a slave and so did the RegenRock Prefecture.
EN: Marquisate → Palace (In an applicable form, depending on sentence connotation.)