47. Chapter 47
Justan, the 10-man Commander of the Ferrius army, was pondering his choice while tying the planks together with a rope.
Many of the northern countries had power, but among them, the Ferrius Kingdom should have been a country sufficient to aim for hegemony, with the Principality of Myard, which inherited half the territory of the Kanoa Kingdom. This dream was destroyed by the loss of the leading heads of the field army, including Winston Ferrius, the younger brother of King Balliston Ferrius, in the decisive battle of Aidenberg with the Highserk Empire.
Then, the Four-Country Alliance was gathered and the Highserk Empire army was pushed back, but in the end, it was defeated at Sarajevo Fortress.
Moreover, the plan to burn the forest on the outer edge of Myard had caused a great outbreak, and the monsters even reached the Ferrius Kingdom. Now, well over 100,000 monsters had come to attack the royal castle, the heart of the country, and doom was only a matter of time.
Justan was a patriotic Ferrius soldier who belonged to one of the guards who provided security for the royal castle, and he had a lot of experience in his work. Therefore, it was clear to him that things were coming to an end.
Only death came picking up the guards, still, they fought to the end even if there was no decent order given. The King, who should boost morale, hadn’t even shown his face to the people and soldiers since the outbreak happened.
Justan was ready to sacrifice his life for the good of the country. However, even though he knew that the country was at an end, his determination wasn’t completely extinguished. Justan acted in spite of this situation. One thing was certain: the evacuation by land had reached its limits.
A city was often built near a river. The royal capital was no exception. A huge canal that could accommodate large ships was connected to Lake Celta. There was no way that people wouldn’t use it. The problem was that all the riverboats had left the port, and not even barges and fishing boats were left in the royal capital. Justan aimed at one of the hidden ferryboats, known only to the guards. It had a supply of food and could accommodate over 30 people.
There were decent escorts at the dock disguised as a pier and a fisherman’s hut, but they were friends who wanted to escape with Justan. Those who were reluctant had to decide whether to escape together or die in the clutches of the monster. Fortunately, no one caused Justan further trouble.
“I’m sorry, I kept you waiting!!”
It was one of Justan’s subordinates who was out of breath and jumped into the hut. He was supposed to be on his way to pick up his wife, two children, and parents at home, but Justan found out the number was wrong.
“What happened to your parents?”
“Werewolves got them…”
“Evacuation was too late…”
“I’m sorry to hear that. Have the monsters already entered the city?“
“The walls have been completely wrecked, and monsters are smashing through the doors of private houses.”
Even now, the screams of monsters and the screams of the citizens mixed, and the frenzy started to approach the dock.
Those who gathered were soldiers, their families, and their neighbors. Even if they squeezed in, the ferryboat couldn’t carry them all, so the soldiers dismantled the planks of the pier and the unmanned private house, and built a makeshift barge. Although its strength and solidity were still uncertain, Justan and the others had to hurry to leave the dock.
Not only monsters, but humans would also do anything to save themselves in an emergency situation. This was also the case with Justan, who had decided to be loyal to his homeland, but was now about to leave his beloved country.
“Float the barge. We have to move soon.”
It was an emergency barge, but it floated neatly on the surface of the water with baggage and people.
Thus, the ferryboat moved away from the camouflaged dock and entered the canal.
Together with the barge, which was tied up with the rope, it left the land route. Within a few minutes, the ferryboat reached the eyes of the people.
“It’s a ship. There’s a ship!!”
“Oi, let me join too!!”
“I’ve children. I have children! PLEASSEEE!!”
The opposite bank filled with people seeking salvation, and it swelled to many times its capacity. It wasn’t hard to imagine what would happen if the ship approached them. Everyone on the ship and the barge averted their eyes and didn’t talk about it.
“…tch. Keep moving forward and aim for Lake Celta.”
A clear order. It was nobody’s fault. It was Justan’s idea to abandon the citizens he was supposed to protect and run away.
It wasn’t a miracle that was drawn by the cry of the people, but the destruction. The monster, delightedly welcoming the fresh meat, began tearing the flesh apart.
Sobbing, screaming, cursing, the people tried to swim through the canal, but they ran out of air and sank.
A few minutes later, only the sobbing sounds could be heard on the ship. The sound from the shore had slowly disappeared.
Justin didn’t know if it was because of the distance or because there were no humans left.
“Damn it. hold back, hold them baaAAACCKK!!! Don’t let them break in!”
“Uh, Ughh, urggh!!”
The scratching and banging on the door echoed through the room. Even as King Ferrius saw the people gathered for the asylum, he still couldn’t accept the reality.
His mind understood the situation he was in now. He had had the opportunity to hear the sagas and reports of living witnesses about the dangers of the Demon Territory. He had also read the history books of the once destroyed country.
Nevertheless, he agreed to ignite this outbreak and decided to take revenge on the Highserk Empire he hated so much, for killing his younger brother.
As a King, he might be described as a stupid king who destroyed the country, giving priority to personal grudges, which might not even be worthy of being called a third-rate moreover second-rate King.
And then, he noticed another thing. Even if such a thing was written, it must be in a book of another country, not in a history book of Ferrius.
“No. I don’t want to be eaten by monsters!! NOOO!!”
A big man was frightened and closed his ears.
A girl under 10 years old cried in her now dry voice.
“Maybe I didn’t see the people properly. Was the number in the report always so terrible?”
He left the battle work to his younger brother, and even when he went to the few battlefields, he only watched the battle from a great distance.
He wasn’t a good candidate for king in the first place. Had his younger brother been born first, the fate of the country would have been different.
Suckling children cried for their mother, and seriously injured soldiers sobbed. This was the end of the country destroyed by monsters, not by humans.
“Aaa, AAAAHHH!!! The door is breaking, it’s gonna break!!”
“Anyone, please help push them back.”
The beaten door reached its limit and blew off.
A few guards jumped into the sea of demons and slashed their swords as hard as they could, but they could only hold off the invasion for a few seconds.
The gate had been opened, the claws were raised, and the hungry monsters flooded into the room.
“Go away, No. NOOOO, oargh, aa…”
Limbs were torn off, torsos crushed, and so beloved citizens became fodder for the monsters. Massacres also occurred on the battlefield. But the complete annihilation, even of girls and children, didn’t take place there.
As expected, monsters shouldn’t be brought into the human war. Only now King Ferrius thought this.
A shadow approached the repentant King Ferrius. He felt a warm sensation and a smell in his hands. It was the corpse of the guards who had died in the war.
“K-k-k-k, king, KIIINNNGGG!!!”
“You’ve become a demon in this short period of time huh… right, this is no longer the Ferrius Kingdom, it’s a Demon Territory.”
King Ferrius no longer even had the strength to draw the short sword on his waist, and there were no guards left. There were only former guards who had turned into demons.
He had heard stories before of skeletons who were still loyal to their land even in death, but at least the ghoul before him was different from that story. King Ferrius ridiculed himself when he realized that he wasn’t worthy to receive the loyalty of his citizens after their death.
Saliva mixed with blood fell on King Ferrius’ face.
As death was approaching, King Ferrius also realized that no one would take care of his corpse after he died.
“I’ll be waiting for you first. HIGHSEEERRRKK!!!”
The words King Ferrius shouted out before the door of death weren’t for his family members or his country, but were curses to his enemy. He realized what a rotten human being he was.
As the demon’s jaws approached his eyes, King Ferrius’ vision was blurred together with unbearable pain.
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6 thoughts on “Nigoru Hitomi de Nani wo Negau ch 47”
Thanks for the chapter!
Welp, the Alliance has absolutely fucked themselves.
Good on the princess for voting against their decision. A shame though.
I wonder how our main FlameDemonboi and Highserk are doing?
They gained a looot of territory from this though, not sure how the monsters are progressing through Highserk.
Can’t wait to readdddddddd!
Now I just need the adventurers to die horribly too.
Thanks for the chapter!
Thank you for the chapter