Chapter 276: A Game of Chess (Two)
After parting with Putray, who wore a strange expression, in Heroic Spirit Palace, following his habit for the past three years, Thales walked out of the narrow and desolate Blood Court with a book under his arm. He headed towards the stable in the company of his bodyguards.
Wya followed the group with a resigned expression, while Ralf quietly tailed the prince. It seemed like he was already used to this.
There were about a dozen Constellatiate soldiers behind them—most were men recruited from Broken Dragon Fortress years ago, including Genard the veteran and Willow, who was now no longer a new recruit. They had journeyed through countless hardships with the prince.
On the outer perimeter however, the personal guards of Dragon Clouds City's Archduchess and the palace guards were sending messages back and forth. It was as if they were about to face a great enemy. Groups of soldiers departed to clear the path ahead of them every now and then. Lord Justin, who was lea