◈ Episode 51 James Moriarty (1)
As I was walking through the dark corridors of the arena alone, a person stuck out his head from the corner as if he had been waiting for me.
“Perth… … No, Mr. Rudger.”
“Is it Sedina?”
Sedina Roschen with brown hair with lots of volume. She had been waiting for Ludger until now, and her face brightened the moment she saw Ludger.
After looking around for a while to make sure there were no witnesses, she finally opened her mouth as if she thought it was okay.
“Congratulations on winning the bet.”
“Would you like better than that? I wonder if this incident has garnered too much attention within the academy. The other members are also worried.”
It was that part that Sedina was concerned about.
Rudger is hiding in Ceorn under a false identity.
However, his recent actions attracted the attention of Seorn too much.
If this happens, no matter what you do, your gaze will follow you, and it will cause considerable damage to your relationship.
Rudger shook his head at that worry.
“Okay. I was prepared for this to happen.”
“You were determined… … .”
“Sedina. Do you know about the president of Ceorn?”
When the president’s name came out, Sedina immediately nodded.
“yes. Her name is Elisa Willow. At a young age, she is a famous sorceress who achieved the 6th tier Lexor class. She is now the rector of the three Orns. She’s a nerd who can never be caught off guard.”
“okay. She is suspicious of me now.”
“Mr. Rudger… … Are you talking?”
“The chancellor is noticing that people on our side are hiding in Seorn. Perhaps she is now, she is putting her opponent on the dragon’s line, even if she is a teacher.”
“that… … .”
“I need to dispel that doubt now. Because of that, it would be impossible for me to contact the other members, but it can’t be helped.”
“I came as a teacher in order to be less suspicious… … .”
“It was something I had to do anyway. If this incident builds up Seorn’s trust, it’s a surplus business. But that will take a little more time.”
“Oh, that’s right too. I was counting on it!”
Sedina, whose bean pods had already been thoroughly washed by Ludger, believed Rudger’s words.
In fact, it’s not even a lie at all.
The reason Ludger came to Seorn and acted to stand out was because he had an intention to impress the president.
However, Sedina had no worries that Rudger might be getting too much attention.
In fact, if you secretly listen to what the other members say, it’s to the point that even though it’s the First Order, they say that there’s nothing strange about it.
‘okay! There’s no way that Mr. Rudger did that!’
She trusted Rudger. And she still wanted to believe.
It was the first time.
Who listens so well to what he has to say.
Suspicion of such a person felt like committing an indelible sin.
“Sedina. Neither do you. As you are now a student of Seorn, do your best as a student for now.”
“Is that so?”
“okay. Among the members, you are the only one who has easy contact with me. I am a teacher and you are a student. I don’t think I’ll be suspicious just because we meet and talk. However, I cannot blindly meet a student who has nothing.”
“Show yourself as a model student. The more you do, the less suspicious you will be.”
“okay. In other words, this is our mission. To thoroughly adapt to one’s status in one’s position. Did you understand?”
“We, just the two of us… … mission.”
Sedina’s eyes widened as Ludger wrote the word ‘we’.
Seeing that, Rudger thought it was fortunate.
‘If I explained it this far, I’d understand.’
Although he was immersed in the work of Seorn’s instructor and worked hard, Ludger never overlooked the existence of the Black Dawn.
First of all, he is nominally an executive with the title of First Order of the Black Dawn.
The problem is that Rudger still doesn’t know what he infiltrated to do as an executive.
All I learned from analyzing the ciphertext was to infiltrate and win favor.
Is the original plan scheduled, or will a new order be given based on the future situation?
Rudger didn’t know that.
I can’t even ask Sedina. How could she know what happened to her executive?
‘In the end, I have to find out by myself.’
It was likely that he was given direct orders from the Zero Order, or that other First Orders were sharing the task.
The way to find out right away is that eventually, we have to find another First Order that has infiltrated somewhere in this place.
However, in a situation where the First Order could not be found, Ludger had to act while clearing as much suspicion as possible from the Black Dawn.
So I deliberately moved more enthusiastically as a teacher.
‘It’s true that the president doubts me, and it’s true that it takes time to clear the president’s doubts. If I use this as an excuse, I’ll at least be able to put an end to the growing dissatisfaction of the secret society.’
And with this as an excuse, it was possible to further extend the given deadline.
In fact, even though he only explained it like this, Sedina immediately seemed convinced.
‘no. He only praises the First Order in an extreme way, so I can’t use it as a fair example.’
But it’s okay.
If this kind of Sedina stepped forward and explained to the other subordinates instead, it would be much more comfortable for Ludgar.
In fact, Sedina was already full of such thoughts.
‘As expected, Mr. Rudger! We were worried that something might be going on, but you all had an idea!’
Because of Sedina’s social status, she’s been bullied within the organization, but since she’s been acting like Ludger’s exclusive subordinate, other members have stopped touching her.
Thanks to this, Sedina thought that this was also Ludger’s grace and came to look up to him even more.
‘Even worried about things like me, so he gave me advice like that! It’s amazing!’
Rudger had said that, so Sedina decided to follow that order even if it meant dying.
“Explain it to the other guys.”
“yes! Just leave it to me!”
“Oh, and… … .”
“yes! Anything else you want to say?”
“… … no. done. let me tell you next time And it’s nice to see you more confident than before.”
Sedina felt a jolt and electric shock through her body at Rudger’s last compliment.
“yes! I will do it even if it means dying!”
“yes! Even if I have to die, I will not die!”
“… … okay. done.”
Leaving behind Sedina, who became more and more burdened every time he saw him, Rudger left.
* * *
Returning to my private quarters, I entered the room and briefly summarized what I had to do in the future.
‘First of all, through this open sparring, I was able to instill an image of the president’s clique. She doesn’t know how the president herself will accept it, but she has her own position, so it’s going to be hard for her to throw me out.’
Right now, the president’s faction seems to be more dominant, but the aristocratic faction led by Hugo can’t be looked down on either.
First of all, no matter what anyone says, it is the power of Freuden, the gathering of such aristocrats, that has the greatest power among the students.
Noble teachers, including Hugo, joined hands with such Freuden.
Right now, the power of the president seems strong, but if they properly oppose the will of the president, it will be difficult for the president to make a rash decision.
‘And thanks to the attention of the president, I got the justification that I’m an executive of the Black Dawn, but I can’t act hastily. Other secret societies won’t try to contact me.’
In other words, I got an exemption from the Black Dawn to do nothing for a certain period of time.
So, put aside anything related to the Black Dawn for now.
‘As expected, the right side is the most important.’
With this public sparring, I’m now completely hostile to Hugo’s faction.
But I don’t care too much about this part.
I’m going to quit after 2 years anyway. It wouldn’t be a big problem if you hated the noble teachers.
It’s a bit off-putting, but compared to all the human groups I’ve experienced in my life so far, it’s on the level of cuteness.
Above all, through today’s Dalian, I saw a kind of possibility.
‘Aidan. I’ve felt it before, but he’s definitely a good guy. He’s moderately smart, moderately good-natured, and even hard-working.’
Even though I taught it a little tight, it’s just amazing that I learned the maneuvering technique in 3 days.
is it a talent Or is it an effort close to tenacity?
Considering that you can’t fully master the maneuvering technique just by using your head well, it may be that you’re born with using your body.
Action when splitting magic with anti-magic or anti-magic.
It was clearly a look that a person who had trained with a sword could see.
Considering that, there was a high possibility that Aidan would stand out significantly in actual combat.
‘but. Considering the teacher, it’s worth it.’
I was able to infer enough because I had met a wizard who was assumed to be Aidan’s teacher, or indeed a certain wizard.
The stance Aidan showed just once was exactly the same as the swordsmanship manual that human usually used.
I thought I would die without even knowing mice or birds after living alone for the rest of my life.
‘If it’s Aidan, the owner of anti-magic, he’ll rise to a considerable position in Seorn, even if he can’t.’
I did a simple calculation in my head.
To use Ceorn and some special students to fight against the secret society of the Black Dawn.
Sandwiched with one foot on each side, what I need most is to ease this pressure on me.
Among them, the most annoying is the Black Dawn.
If you cut down the power of the guys that exist in the academy by scraping metal metal metal metal metal metallurgy.
‘The probability that I will live will increase that much.’
Aidan, Leo, and Tacey. The abilities of these three musketeers are objectively worth living for.
If you look at the talents you have, you can probably count them among the first graders.
If you add Line with the judgment to that.
‘It won’t be bad.’
Of course, this may not be enough. So it seems that you need to find other guys more for insurance.
If you collide with each other like that, this side will be able to breathe.
‘Now, this way, only this much. This side, too, has to develop its own strength.’
My current situation is that I, as an individual, am on the verge of being squeezed by both organizations.
Simply weakening both groups is not a fundamental solution to this situation.
If so, what is the way?
‘I also have to create my own organization.’
In fact, I prefer to move alone.
However, as much as he needed to stay in the Empire for a long time, he could no longer play solo.
We need more people.
In addition to Hans, I had to call the guys I had a relationship with before and create a new organization.
That organization soon becomes my strength, and that strength makes me able to resist the forces that oppress me.
‘I heard that even a tiger will come if I say it.’
Just as I was thinking of him, the crystal ball I left in my room started to sparkle.
There was only one thing that the personal communication bead handed to Hans rang.
“Hans. What’s going on?”
[I checked everything around the area as my brother ordered.]
Is it because of that too?
“Considering your skills, you probably got all the information you need. Still, contacting me separately means you need strength.”
[…] … It’s so damn fast. That’s right. From now on, ‘force’ is needed because it’s time. You know my brother. I’m sick of fighting.]
“I didn’t even want it in the first place.”
[Anyway, the only thing left now is that I need your help.]
It’s not bad timing.
I got up, put on a long black coat for going out, and put a gentleman’s hat on my head.
[So when are you coming? I think it should be dealt with by the weekend at the latest.]
“Go right now.”
Perhaps he hadn’t expected me to say that I would go right away, a panicked exclamation came from beyond the crystal ball.
“Wouldn’t it be better if we dealt with it quickly?”
[By the way… … . Are you okay? It must be a busy body.]
“It will be over soon anyway.”
[How can you be sure of that?]
“Because I will make it.”