A few days later, thousands of Eorim troops had arrived at the Zegal clan.
Even though it wasn’t known clearly, the troops were all flustered to know that the Zegal Clan had been relentlessly attacked.
As a result, as soon as they arrived, they checked the comfort of Jo Won-rak and wiped out the concerns of their hearts.
“General, we are very sorry to have reached so late.”
The lieutenant general who had led the Eorim troops knelt in front of Zegal Hui and apologized.
Instead of scolding the man, Zegal Hui asked him.
“Did the information reach you very late?”
“Yes, Senior General too was very angry with it.”
“Did you figure out the reason?”
“It was said that there were way too many telegrams flying into the Imperial Palace, so it took time to confirm it.”
At the response of the lieutenant, Zegal Hui didn’t seem to understand.
It was natural for the Imperial Palace to have numerous telegrams flying in. in addition to the military communications, there were also constant reports of the local officials and the spies at home nations and abroad sending information.
However, in the case of Eorim troops, they were treated as the priority unit for the well-being of the imperial, and because there was a separated Zen user when it came to contact, so such an excuse wouldn’t work.
‘It is clear that someone had intentionally delayed the contact. Perhaps, the one who had a part with those who attacked us.’
Zegal Hui decided to get back to the Imperial palace and find out more about it.
That was when a lieutenant talked to him.
“But we heard that you were injured, are you alright?”
“Yes, it was thanks to the grace who suddenly came for me.”
During his stay at the Zegal Clan, Luke healed Zegal Hui and some of the surviving men of Eorim.
He absorbed all the Magi in their body with the help of Black Bind.
“I will go and tell my goodbyes to the Grace. In the meantime, please have the 3rd crown prince ready for departure.”
It was possible that the masked men would aim for the 3rd crown prince once again, but this time there were thousands of elite Eorim troops ready to save him.
‘But even then, we can never be too careful, we might need to pick up a soldier and ask him to play the role of the 3rd crown prince.’
Zegal Hui, who was thinking about the possible obstacles in their journey, left the lieutenants and went to Luke’s resting quarters.
Luke, who in the front yard of his quarters was holding a wooden sword and struggling with Hwang Bo-sung.
It was a training match with a wooden sword and bare hand, but the noise which came from their clashes wasn’t normal, because both of them were trying to grow stronger.
‘Surely the fist and skill of Hwang Bo-sung are great. But the sword skill of the Grace is hardcore.’
Zegal Hui was more interested in Luke’s sword skills than Hwang Bo-sung’s martial skills. He too was a man with a sword, but there was a reason for it.
‘I think I have seen it before…’
Even the first time he met him, when he saw Luke cut through the Lich with the Gold aura, it wasn’t like seeing something unfamiliar.
It didn’t seem to be used the way he thought.
And at one point, he was surprised to see Luke’s sword change.
‘T, that is..!’
That was when it struck him.
25 years back, Zegal Hui, who newly appointed to the Eorim troops, had witnessed a match.
The main ones of the match were Lee Yong-mu the Red Dragon King and Yeon Ga-ram, who was known to be the Absolute Master of the sword in Kang Ho.
At that time, Zegal Hui was completely fascinated with Yeon Ga-ram’s unknown swords skills.
In particular, he wasn’t able to forget the man who had defeated Lee Yong-mu.
‘There is no mistake! That is the Gold Light God sword. How did his Grace know of that?’
The Gold Light God Sword was known in the Kang Ho region and was only taught to the swordsmen of that region.
However, it wasn’t sure as to how Luke, from the northern continent, was using it.
While Zegal Hui was in doubt, Luke was attacked by Hwang Bo-sung and fell down on the ground.
“Master, what am I supposed to do if you show a gap?”
“Tch, that was a mistake. I guess I shouldn’t have done that in that situation.”
Luke was demonstrating the Gold Light God Sword, well, the second part of the Gold Sword to be exact.
However, he still wasn’t able to deal with the Fist Master, Hwang Bo-sung even with his freshly acquired sword skills.
“This is more difficult than I thought.”
Luke, who adjusted his clothes and got up looked over at Zegal Hui.
He already noticed that the man had come. And the fact that he was watching Luke.
“What is it, General Zegal Hui? I did hear that you were heading back to the Imperial palace with the Eorim troops?”
“Ah, yes. I was, which was why I wanted to say my goodbyes. And the Grace too is heading back to his home, right?”
“Yes. Actually I was preparing for a very long journey, but thanks to an extraordinary person, I don’t have to concern myself with it.”
It would usually take around one month to get from the Southern continent to the northern continent, even with the help of the fastest trading line.
And if they encountered a typhoon or heavy rain in the middle, it would take a lot more time.
Which was why Nanda, promised to send Luke to the Rakan estates by using his skill of God Step, which could send one over to another place in the blink of an eye.
He knew that Luke had little time, so he planned on helping Luke as much as he could.
“That is good. But can I ask you what the sword skill you just showed was?”
“Ah, are you talking about this? It is a sword skill passed down in my family, it is called the Gold Sword.”
“Since it is difficult to master, I haven’t been able to use it yet.”
Luke didn’t say anything more about it.
It was because Zegal Hui’s eyes were twinkling like crazy.
If he had explained it elaborately and the man wanted it, then it would turn troublesome for Luke to teach it.
And as expected, Zegal Hui was fighting between temptations. Luke was mastering the sword skill of the man he looked up to.
And he wasn’t in Eorim troops but stayed as a warrior in Kang Ho, but he might have immediately asked Luke to take him under his wing.
Still, unable to give up, he asked here and there.
“If there is any chance later, please drop by. I will prepare the best sake and wait.”
“Surely. If time permits I will visit you.”
Luke didn’t just lightly take the request of Zega Hui, but he had actually taken the words very seriously.
In the huge region of Song Empire, there was a man called Lee Yong-mu, the Red Dragon King.
If Luke had a chance, he definitely wanted to meet him and he was the only Absolute Master in existence.
However, Zegal Hui didn’t know of Luke’s thoughts. His head was already full of regret for sending away Luke.
‘I can’t just let him go like this!’
Zegal Hui, who couldn’t shake of the feeling of regret for losing the Gold Light God Sword, had a thought which passed his mind.