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Chapter 12 Undercurrent | A Mysterious Village Mystery and Plans for Escape – Lumian and Aurore Seek Answers and Potentially a New Home

After leaving the old tavern, Lumian began to hide again.

In this state, he approached the road he usually took home.

Sure enough, he found one of Pence Benet’s men huddled behind the green trees on the roadside, observing the passers-by.

The priest really doesn’t stop until he reaches his goal… Lumian couldn’t help but sigh in his heart.

And the most important thing is that he still can’t make an effective counterattack.

This is because his personal abilities are limited, and secondly, if something unexpected happens to the priest, it will definitely alarm the “Eternal Sun” Church in the Liège area. By then, there will definitely be people from the Inquisition coming to investigate. For you, this is a very dangerous thing.

Unless he is forced to have no way out and has decided to abandon this place and move to another place, Lumian can also play with the privacy of the priest to see if he can be transferred to a certain monastery for “retirement” through the exposure of the scandal. “.

Moreover, exposing scandals requires skill, just like letting strangers discover the affair between the priest and Madame Poialis.

Lumian did not publicize this matter widely because he did not want to put himself in a conspicuous position. According to his observation, the administrator and territorial judge Beoost was a person who cared about face very much. If he put Mrs. Pualis If the matter is exposed, what will be received in exchange will definitely not be Beost’s gratitude, but most likely hatred and hostility.

In that case, faced with the double blow of the parish priest and administrator, Lumian would definitely have to flee Kordu Village.

He carefully walked around to another road sandwiched between several houses.

Along the way, Lumian kept hiding his figure with the help of walls, doors, trees, etc. When he was approaching the “exit”, he suddenly heard voices.

“Guillaume, why don’t you just go to Aurore’s house at night to catch that kid? Now, looking for him all day long to ambush him will have no effect at all. It is a pure waste of our time. He is as cunning as the one in the mountains. Wild wolf.” Pence Bene’s familiar rough voice reached Lumian’s ears, “I know Aurore is very good at fighting, but with so many of us, we can still go to the city to find helpers.”

Ji Yaomu…the priest is also here… Lumian stopped and shrank into the corner, intending to listen to what the priest would answer and what arrangements he would make for his affairs.

Guillaume Benet’s voice was a little magnetic:

“You don’t think that Aurore only has this ability, do you?

“She probably has extraordinary powers that I don’t have. ”

Ah…” Pence Bene was obviously a little surprised, “She is a witch?” Guillaume, why don’t you go to Liège and find someone from the Inquisition? If you can catch a real witch, the church will definitely reward you. At that time, you are likely to obtain the extraordinary power you have longed for.

” Idiot. ” “Guillaume Benet scolded his brother directly, “You still don’t know what is going on in the village now? The people in the tribunal have the same noses as dogs, and they will not let go of any abnormality. When the time comes, the trouble will be big.

“Even if Aurore really wants to deal with us, I don’t have any other options. Don’t alert the people in the tribunal until the end.”

So, what is the situation in the village now? Lumian attaches great importance to and is curious about this.

Combined with some anomalies he had noticed before, he suspected that something bad was brewing and developing in the village, like a turbulent undercurrent under the calm sea.

To his disappointment, Pons Benet did not expand on this topic, and focused more on another point:

“What can you do to deal with a witch?”

“You don’t need to know.” The priest, Guillaume Benet, said in a deep voice. , “Next, we can let go of the matter of dealing with Lumian, but we still have to act well on the surface, so that no one can doubt my will to retaliate. This will remind those outsiders of certain aspects and cause uneasiness.” A good influence. What you need to do now is to instruct the relevant people one by one, scare those country bumpkins who may be aware of it, and prevent them from leaking it in front of those outsiders.” ”

Guillaume, what do you mean? Are those foreigners here to investigate that matter?” Pence Benet was obviously a little scared and worried.

Look at you, you have only muscles and no brains. You are not as calm and calm as your brother. You are a born leader… Lumian laughed at Pence Benet in his heart.

Although he hates the priest and thinks that this guy is simply a stallion, vulgar and greedy, and not like a clergyman at all, but in the countryside, his rough, brutal, strong and direct style of acting is even more impressive. Coupled with status, power, wealth, a clear head, sufficient wisdom, and good eloquence, even Lumian had to admit that this guy did have some charm, and it was easy for people around him to worship him and rely on him.

Guillaume Benet sneered:

“Don’t worry, as long as those outsiders can’t get real evidence, I will still be the priest of Cordu Village.

“Pence, you have to remember that to rule a Local governments cannot rely solely on intimidation, terror and repression, otherwise they will never be able to achieve peace and achieve the desired results. Does the church hope that what it gets is a ruin, a place that cannot pay taxes? Since it’s impossible to kill all the adults here, we need some friends and followers to give them some protection.

“The church allows us to lead the affairs here instead of sending outsiders here, just because we are locals, have relatives, friends, and followers, and can help them control the place better and not make a mess, so, As long as there is not enough evidence, the higher ups will definitely choose to continue to believe me.

“Okay, I’m going back to church. ”

It does sound reasonable and can confuse people, but my priest, your knowledge and vision are still limited to the Daliege area… I heard Aurore say that in other places, when faced with some people who are being The church chose to completely destroy the villages seriously polluted by the evil god and turn the corresponding places into ruins. By then, not only all the adults, but also the children would be killed… Lumian was almost killed by Guillaume just now Bene “persuaded”, but fortunately, Aurore often told him about the horrors of the Church of the Eternal Blazing Sun and the Church of the God of Steam and Machinery.

When the priest left, Lumian changed his path again, and everything went smoothly Back home.

Aurore in a white apron was busy next to the oven.

“What are you doing?” ” Lumian asked curiously.

There are still more than two hours before lunch.

Aurore tucked her falling blond hair behind her ears and said with a smile:

“Try to make a new flavor of toast, Mi Toast. ”

You don’t have to go to such trouble…” Lumian was suddenly moved.

He thought Aurore was trying to make himself eat better.

Aurore chuckled and said,

“Where are you thinking? Don’t be so narcissistic.” OK?

“For me, cooking and making bread is a way of entertainment and an effective way to pass the time. Do you understand?” ”

Then why don’t you like to go out? There are more entertainments outside?” Lumian always felt that Aoluo I am too concerned about the dangers that my identity as a wizard may bring, so I often shut myself up at home.

Aurore turned her head and glared at him:

“Do you want to drink and play cards?

” “Remember, I am the world, and I don’t ask for help.” Lumian

could understand the first half of the sentence, but he was confused at the end:

“Huh?”

“Can you explain what you mean?”

Aurore glanced at him and said,

“To put it simply, your sister and I suffer from social phobia most of the time!”

“What do you mean most of the time?” Lumi An asked in confusion.

“Human beings are a complex of contradictions.” Aurore turned her gaze back to the oven, “Don’t you remember? Sometimes I am very talkative, and I am particularly willing to go out and listen to old ladies telling rumors, and then amuse the children. Telling them stories, sometimes going crazy, borrowing Mrs. Pualis’ pony to ride around in the mountains, galloping wildly, shouting loudly.” At

that time, you were as shiny as if you were bathed in morning dew. A rose attracts people to get close to it, but it can also hurt people… Lumian couldn’t help but mutter in his heart.

Because Mrs. Pualis was mentioned, Lumian directly changed the subject:

“Aurore, uh, sister, I just heard a rumor about Mrs. Pualis.”

“What?” Aurore did not hide it. own curiosity.

“She is a wizard who can communicate with the souls of the dead…” Lumian told his sister what Ava said, and also told about the abnormalities he noticed and the words of the parish priest Guillaume Benet.

Aurore interrupted the work at hand and listened carefully to her brother’s story.

Her expression was obviously serious.

After Lumian finished speaking, Aurore smiled and comforted her brother:

“Don’t worry too much. Those three foreigners should have come because of something that the priest and the others did in private. It is related to Mrs. Allis.

“Don’t mess with Mrs. Poialis for the time being. I will keep an eye on them.”

“You should wander around the village more, have more contact with those foreigners, and see if you can figure out what is going on. Haha, in comparison, the lady who gave you the ‘scepter’ card is more worthy of us. Care.

“If the situation really worsens, we have to consider leaving Kordu Village. Well, we can make some preparations now. ”

“good. ” Lumian deeply agreed with his sister’s response.

After a pause, he asked slightly curiously:

“Aurore, if you really want to leave Kordu Village, where do you plan to settle?

” Go to Trier! ” “Aurore did not hesitate.

Trier is the capital of the Republic of Intis and the center of culture and art on the continent.

“Why? “Although Lumian was thinking about Trier, he still asked casually.

——Every Intis person wants to go to Trier.

And in the eyes of the Trier people, Intis only has Trier. There are two types of people: Trier and people from other provinces.

Aurore said leisurely and fascinated:

“A prophet once said:

“As long as Trier is still there, the joy of the world will last forever.”

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