Capturing the Trading City Ryun Height (Part II)
“Don’t worry, I won’t eat you….”
Ignoring the escaping humans, who were unable to stand due to fear, I jumped lightly.
My body gently floated in the air and I jumped to a height of three floors. I was able to get a panoramic view of the city.
As planned, the Werewolf troops has surrounded the Viceroy’s mansion. There were several guards, but the fighting became pitiful.
“I said to hold back as much as possible and not kill, but…it can’t be helped.”
The strength and fighting spirit of a Werewolf were difficult to hold back.
I ran along the nearby roofs and jumped off in front of the Viceroy’s mansion.
At the worst possible time, the reinforcement of guards suddenly arrived.
“Protect the Viceroy-sama.”
Brandishing their swords, five soldiers swooped down on me from behind.
After I sent the first one flying with a back kick, I turned around, and started attacking.
I blocked a sword with one arm and broke it off.
Since attacking with my claws could undoubtedly kill them, I only threw light jabs towards their breastplate.
Oops, was that too much? It is more difficult to hold back than I thought.
Because it couldn’t be helped, I decided to make the remaining three fall with a low kick.
Undoubtedly their legs would break, but that can be healed afterwards with magic.
While I was thinking of this, all five were toppled over on the stone pavement.
“I’ll treat you later, for now just lie down there.”
Telling that to them, I broke in through the second floor window of Viceroy’s mansion.
What I broke was a glass window of such a poor quality, which could not be found in my previous life. The thickness was not uniform, on top of that, the transparency was also poor, with numerous bubbles and impurities.
After breaking the glass window without any hesitation, which was equivalent to the monthly income of an upper class citizen in this world, I entered the Viceroy’s mansion.
The room, that I jumped into, is the office of the Viceroy. I had already investigated it beforehand.
Just as I thought, there was the Viceroy.
“Who are you?!”
The one glaring at me is a woman in her twenties. She is wearing clothes that look like suits, but that is the formal wear of a noble man.
She had a saber hanging on her waist.
I scanned the room, however there was no presence of guards. There was neither a response to my hearing nor to smelling. Outside the room, there is only the sign of Werewolves.
While being careful, I bowed to the Viceroy, hoping to not look gaudy.
“I am the Demon army Third Division Aide, Vaito. I assume you are the Viceroy Airia-dono. Am I right?”
Viceroy Airia’s face was pale, but she nodded firmly. It’s not that her lips are trembling, but the words just wouldn’t come out from her mouth.
Although it’s not to the extent of an Emperor’s calibre, but she sure does have the calibre of a Commander. At least, I think it’s more than me.
Because I had already decided that she is an enemy to be respected, I start talking as calmly as possible.
“Our army has taken control of the entire city of Ryun Height. Any resistance would be futile. Therefore, please consider surrendering.”
The Viceroy shouted with a pale face, clenching her fist . She is a superior person that doesn’t seem obedient.
“This city, Ryun Height is an important strategic point of our alliance! It is not fit to be under the control of the likes of the Demon King”
In order to silence her, I opted for a bit rougher approach.
“In that case, die”
Baring my fangs, I viciously glared at her.
Just as I thought, the Viceroy became petrified with fear. Her whole body was trembling.
That was expected. What she was facing is a werewolf. A monster which can tear off heavy armors with its claws and can run faster than the cavalry. An opponent such delicate young lady cannot win against.
I took a step forward in order to further provoke her.
“For the honor of viceroy-dono, I shall grant you the right to fight me one-on-one till the end. Come on, draw your sword.”
She hurriedly took a hold on the sabre on her waist, but she could not grip it steadily because of fear. Her lack of experience in fighting became clear in a glance.
“I, I… a Second Class Regional Noble…. the Viceroy of Ryu, Ryun Height…”
Maybe she is confused, she tried to do the usual self-introduction in a one-on-one fight before drawing her sword. If I remember correctly, self-introduction came after both parties drew their sword.
I bared my fangs and howled lightly. The window glasses vibrate as if they were about to shatter.
As she screamed, she dropped her saber. She fell down on her butt.
I instinctively almost burst out with laughter, it couldn’t be helped if the opponent is a werewolf. If it were my previous life, even I would be able to stand up due to fear .
I stopped howling, and inched closer to the Viceroy sprawled flat on the carpet.
“As if a werewolf could ever be defeated with such a sabre! Even if you defeated me, you still can not save the city. Give up.”
With trembling hands, Airia suddenly picked up the sabre and pointed the sharp edge towards herself. Her face is ghastly pale and her lips were trembling.
“If, if that’s the case…”
“Wait, wait, wait!”
I rushed and hurriedly snatched away the saber from her hand. She is absolutely ridiculous.
“There is no point in committing suicide. Use your head a bit more!”
Airia is now staring at me, puzzled, looking like an idiot. It seemed her thinking has stiffened from the shock.
I sighed and replied.
“You know, the Demon army have only invaded the town. We have not killed any citizens, if we did, it would be real scary. Did you realise that?”
“E, eh,yes,…. I understand that”
Like a child, Airia nodded.
I continued persuading her, giving a nod.
“We’re going to rule the humans, however, we neither want to kill them nor enslave them. In general, we don’t mind them living as they did until now. That’s why a human leader is needed. Do you understand?”
“Umm…. in other words, I would continue to be the Viceroy?”
As I expected, being the viceroy, she quickly understood what I meant.
“In order to prevent the chaos, won’t you give in? Surrender and cooperate with the demon army. It is also possible for us to agree to the demands of humans to some extent.”
I waited for her reply.
Airia seemed troubled, but vitality soon returned to her eyes.
Her decision was fast.
“If there is a lie in these words, I will call out all citizens to a do-or-die resistance. Do you want that?”
“I don’t mind at all. Under the direct order of Demon King-sama, this city is under my control.”
When I nodded, Airia stood up. She held out her hand, while I returned the sabre.
With both hands, Airia held the sabre reverently and respectfully presented it to me again.
“I, Airia Rutte Aindorf, the Viceroy of Ryun Height city, officially surrenders to the Demon army. Please treat us generously.”
I nodded, and with this the voyage of capturing the city then came to a close.