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334 The Trap of Alanic Foundation END

 Edward thought that he could endure all the torture in this world, but now he completely surrendered in less than ten minutes. After the torture stopped, he fell to the ground and cried, sobbing like a five-year-old kid, completely ignoring his image. The demon's torture had fully destroyed Edward's defense. After which, even without much effort, Rhode learned the whole story from Edward's mouth.

As Rhode had expected, they had been planning to kidnap Marlene for a long time. They were looking for opportunities to insert a spy in the senior ranking officials in the Munn Kingdom, but it was difficult since Lydia was there. Originally, they planned to control Marlene through drugs and turn her into Edward's slave to provide them with information from the Senia family. Alanic's plan was very cautious-they didn't choose to directly control the Senia family. They were very clear that the mages of the Senia family were very strong and doing so would likely arouse too much attention. On the other hand, as the sole heir of the Senia family, Marlene would become the head of the family sooner or later. Therefore, the Alanic family wasn't in a hurry. They wanted to bait them with a big fish and hollow out the entire confidential information in the Munn Kingdom, then destroy it from the inside.

Edward had only arrived in Golden City a few months ago. He originally intended to repeat the usual trick he used in the Country of Light. It was by approaching Marlene through a dance banquet and finding an opportunity from it. He didn't expect that Marlene was famous for disliking to participate in these banquets. Not to mention, she even left Golden City to go on her own adventure. Edward, who was a nobleman from the Country of Light, naturally had a sensitive identity and didn't dare to act rashly. So he chose to get close to Marlene through her schoolmate, Ellenson. His plan went very smoothly at first. Ellenson easily became his slave and even provided him with information regarding her family, as well as some parts of their family's secret agreement with the Senia family. Of course, to avoid any trouble, he didn't dig too much into it. He was very clear that his ultimate goal was Marlene. If he was too deeply involved in other aspects and alerted the enemy, it wouldn't be good.

In the end, his patience paid off. Because of the Midsummer Festival, Marlene returned to Golden City. Afterward, Edward instructed Ellenson to invite Marlene. As for what happened next, there was no need for him to say more.

When Edward was telling them everything, Marlene's face had been dark and gloomy. She clenched her fists and slightly trembled. A burning flame of anger flashed through her red eyes.

But after Edward confessed everything, she calmed down. Then, she looked at Ellenson next to him and asked, "Is there a way to cure EIlenson?"

"There's no way."

This time, Celestina firmly replied before Edward spoke.

"Unlike you, that human girl has already tasted that man. Just like a sugar fused with water, if you want to disperse it, you can only evaporate the water and to that human girl, it will be the end of her life."

Marlene was surprised to hear her answer. She leaned back against the wall, lowered her head, and looked at the ground.

"Then... What will become of Ellenson?"

"She will probably become a sl*t."

Celestina disdainfully looked at Ellenson who was still asleep.

"Master has already castrated that man; without him, she will definitely crave the taste of other males instinctively. At that time, she will lose all her senses and become a sex addict. But judging from her looks, perhaps there will be a noble who will accept her as their own private pet."

"Really... Is there no any other way?"

"At least, there's none in my opinion. But if Master isn't disgusted by her, then he can also take her in, right? Of course, the above is just my personal suggestion. If you feel dissatisfied with it, you can look for that Behermes descendant; as an alchemists race, she may be able to come up with something."

Lapis?

Rhode was surprised to hear this name. Indeed, this would be a good idea. Even if 'Fragrance of Seduction' was a demon's potion, it was still a potion, after all. As the head of the Behermes family, Lapis should be able to create a detoxifying potion.

Rhode finally felt relieved. But soon, he quickly recalled another problem.

Why did the Alanic Foundation want to go against the Senia family at this time?

"This... I'm also not too sure."

Edward who was lying on the ground murmured and replied with difficulty,

"When I received the order, I was not told of the reason. But... cough... from the rumor that I heard... the Senia family has a big secret... that can change the situation of the entire Munn Kingdom..."

A secret that can change the situation of the entire Munn Kingdom?

Rhode was even more puzzled. He knew that the Senia family held all power regarding magic in the Munn Kingdom and was also a loyalist of the King's party. To say that they had a secret that could change the situation of the entire Munn Kingdom, they definitely did have one. However, this level of 'secret' was no longer news among the upper-class nobles. Such a big family certainly held an influential trump card. But why did the Alanic Foundation choose the Senia family? Was it because they found out that the 'secret' of the Senia family was very special?

Rhode carefully thought about it and didn't notice that Marlene's body was slightly trembling at this moment and a trace of panic flashed in her eyes.

"Ms. Marlene, how should we dispose of them?"

It was useless to think about it if he couldn't figure anything out yet. Rhode shrugged his shoulders and looked at Marlene. She looked down in panic and sighed after pondering for a while.

"... If Mr. Rhode allows it, I hope to hand him over to our Senia family. As for Ellenson... I'll also personally explain it to her family."

"Sure, no problem."

Hearing Marlene's answer, Rhode nodded. Her decision was understandable. After all, this was the Senia's family problem. It was better if he didn't interfere and left everything to them. From what he had heard, this case seemed to also involve the secret of the Senia family. In the game, Rhode and the Senia family did not deal much with each other. So, he knew very little about them, and he was also very clear that curiosity killed the cat. If he didn't want to become enemies with them, then it was better to avoid offending his potential allies with his frivolous curiosity.

At this time, Gillian, who had been watching from the sidelines, moved her ears and said.

"Master, it's noisy above. It seems like someone is coming."

"People? Who? Is it those angels?"

Hearing Gillian's report, Rhode had gotten nervous. Edward's screams were so loud, Rhode even thought that half of Golden City might hear it. If the patrolling angels outside noticed something was wrong and came to explore the situation, it would be troublesome.

"It's not... this voice... It seems there's a problem?"

"Eh?"

After hearing Gillian's report, Rhode frowned and walked out of the room.

"I'll go up and see."

When Rhode left the cellar and walked to the hall, he couldn't help but feel surprised to see the situation before him.

It was a mess in the hall. Starlight's mercenaries rushed in and out, lifting three to five injured people. Among them, there were Christy, Shauna, and Kavos. Shauna and Kavos's injuries were the most serious, but Christie was also not much better. The others were only slightly injured, but their condition looked pretty bad.

Rhode quickly walked next to Christie. She was unconscious, and deep scars could be seen on her shoulders and arms. Beside her, Shauna's chest and shoulders were slowly seeping out blood. Kavos was stricken with scars all over his body and it looked very terrifying.

"How's their situation?"

Rhode frowned and looked at Lize next to him. Lize looked up and nodded. Her forehead was currently covered in sweat.

"Fortunately, Christie only suffered external injuries. She will be fine as long as she receives good treatment. Mr. Kavos and Sister Shauna's injuries are more troublesome... but with Lapis's potion, I think it shouldn't be a problem."

Hearing until here, Rhode breathed a sigh of relief. Then he immediately turned around and looked at the other mercenaries.

"What is going on here?!"

Rhode coldly asked. Hearing his voice, the mercenaries exchanged glances with each other. Then, a thief walked out from the crowd and said, "It's like this leader. We're suddenly attacked on our way back."

"Attacked?"

Hearing this word, Rhode's brow twitched.

"Where?"

"On the street not far from here... When we are sending Ms. Christie to the Evening Square, I didn't expect that a group of masked people would suddenly come out of the small alley and launch an attack on us. Those guys are really strong and we were unable to fight back. It seemed like they were targeting Ms. Christie, but Sister Shauna and Mr. Kavos protected her with their own body so those masked people did not succeed and they quickly retreated before the patrolling angels arrived."

"How many people were they? What kind of weapons did they use?"

Upon hearing Rhode's inquiry, the mercenary recalled.

"Probably... five to six people, they look very strong, but most of the weapons they had were standard weapons, nothing too special."

Five to six people, standard weapons.

Hearing until here, Rhode looked a little distressed.

The opponent actually dared to attack his people in the Golden City, and even in public.

Who were they actually?!