The light descends down into the citadel. The surrounding of the Citadel is being encircled by the soldiers of Vetten, their face is solemn and expressionless.
They seem to be waiting for someone.
The moment that Kyle logged back in he revived at the citadel in a sorry state that shows no sign of his nobility or his previous valiant demeanor.
He had no clothes on his person, looking truly pitiful. Thankfully only the items he had equipped were looted.
He got up from where he was revived and release a sigh. All of it…all of his ambition, in one moment of careless, all of it shattered in the Battle of Coro.
His dreams are built upon pillars of salt and sand, with a blow of a strong wind it rain down.
He sighed hard and he closed his eyes, thinking of all the moments in the war, contemplating his mistakes.
He sighed long and hard and shakes his own head.
'I need to start from the very beginning' he said to himself.
He equipped other clothes from his item menu and went outside the citadel. However that was a mistake.
The moment he was stepping outside he was arrested by the Royal Army, his arms and feet were chained.
A squad escorted him dragging him from the Citadel as the people of Vetten jeer him. Some NPCs throws rotten eggs, dirty waters, and dead rotten vegetables on him
With no chance of explaining himself he was dragged down to the palace like a criminal.
He was brought to Vetten III in such a condition with ministers and war officials looking at him with contempt.
There is also disdain in their eyes, reflected obviously in their eyes.
High in his throne Vetten III looked angry. No…he was beyond angry. He was furious. His veins could be seen bulging in his forehead the longer he looked at Kyle.
He lost his army and now his Kingdom is experiencing the worst crisis since their founding. George is now no longer the weak King, a weak injured lion.
Now, he is a lion with wings and his ambition is laid bare to the world. And the cause of this mess and the loss of his war is none other than this adventurer called Kyle.
This is what is called the reversal of fortune.
When Kyle departed from the Capital of Vetten, he was a glorious general and the people of Vetten were already anticipating the news of the victory of Vetten against Vanheim.
However, now, he is humiliated to such degree, not better than dogs.
"We have captured him, Your Highness" the squad leader said. The King gestured the soldiers to guard Kyle.
Kyle was thrown to the floor, his face landed first as his forehead smacked the cold hard ground and blood drip down from the wound on his forehead.
Kyle winced in pain. The minister all jeered at him. Vetten III just stared at him sharply. Kyle tried to get up but then
"Keep kneeling!" shouted the King in anger
Kyle was startled. He kneeled back.
The King then ask Kyle, his tone is cold and severe and his eyes is full of killing intent
"Explain to me how you lost. You had a larger army. You had better preparation. You had all that our Kingdom could give you. Explain to me how you lost. Tell me!" the King voice was laced with anger
Sensing there is no other choice, Kyle explained to the King in detail of what transpired.
The King just listened, but his silence did not ease Kyle apprehension.
"And that's how we lost" Kyle concluded the story.
The King just sat there.
Not talking. And there is no movement from him to indicate whether he is angry or appeased with the explanation.
But Kyle senses it in his heart. There is a great anger in the King eyes that seems to bore down holes on him with his stares.
A silent burning rage and he believes the lucky recipient is him. Though he could never have expected what happened next.
Then the King said, pointing his finger at him
"You once sat at that exact spot and vowed to this King that you will win me Vanheim and bring my Kingdom great glory and riches. You said the Orcs will help you. You said no one could possibly know your plan!" The King slowly raised his voice.
"I..I.I" Kyle was flustered; not knowing what answer would appease the King.
'You were wrong!!" roared the King
"And your mistake is going to cost me my kingdom. What do you think I will do to you Kyle?" he suddenly spoke in lower tone, but it was chilling to hear.
Kyle does not dare answer.
"Guards, apprehend him!" The King ordered and there is that coldness in his tone that forebodes an ill fate for Kyle
The guards came and cuffed him with magical cuff. Even though his level is high he could hardly escape without a third party help
Then the King sitting on his throne and pointing his finger at him and decreed
"Hear my decree. You for the crime of deceiving the monarch will be buried in the ground with only your head sticking out. For the crime of not fulfilling your oath to the monarch you will be cut a thousand cuts upon your face with knifes. The first day We order your wounds to be slathered by salts."
The King tone of voice hardened and his face cruel
The other ministers are horrified. But they know better than to object. Or else, maybe they too will be punished.
Kyle realized it. The King did not ask him here to hear his explanation.
'He wanted to make an example of me.'
Then the King continued.
The King voice boomed in the Throne Room.
"The second day, if you're still alive your wounds will be slathered with honey so the ants and bees could feast on you." His voice was calm as he said his decree but the content of his decree was terrifying
At this point some ministers looked like they are about to throw up, imagining what will happen to Kyle.
But that was not the end.
The King continued speaking, this time with a cruel smile on his face like he would enjoy it
'The third day, if you're still alive, you will be brought to the square so that my people could see your last punishment. You will be tied in both of your hands and legs and your limbs will be separated by horses each running to different direction. And if by some miracle you're still alive, you will be burned and left to ash."
Kyle could not believe the punishment that is handed to him.
This is too cruel.
He knows that Vetten III isn't the forgiving sort but to think that he would--- then Kyle realized the atmosphere in the court.
He look at his left and right and he notices it
Everyone on the court has a livid expression.
"The King is really furious."
Kyle heard some of them whispering. But none of them will defend him. Even after all he has done for them before.
How he solved their problems before is forgotten.
"How easy it is to forget gratitude" thought Kyle
"You're an adventurer so you will return. But at least the pain will be a delight for me to see. And you are banished from this kingdom" the king declared
Banish means the next time Kyle dies he will not spawn in Vetten Kingdom. When he log off next time and needs to log on he will need to choose another Kingdom to spawn to.
This also means every possession that he has in Vetten does not belong to him anymore. He will be penniless.
All his efforts gone up in smoke.
The guards began to drag him to face his execution.
"NO, NO.THIS IS NOT MY FAULT" Kyle screamed pleading.
He was trying to come closer to the King only to be kicked in the gut. Then he tried again.
This time the guards punched him in the face. Blood was flowing from his lips and nose. The ministers just looked at Kyle with pity.
Then the execution began almost immediately. It would be nice to say that he died in the first day. But he did not.
And that is an unfortunate thing for Kyle. He survived. He could log off but when he returned back, he would be in that same exact spot.
And the pain would multiply. So, he chose to endure it.
And that just prolonged his suffering. He suffered until the third day, when finally he was beheaded and burned.
During his execution Vettenian spitted at him, uttered curses, throw stones and rotten eggs at him.
And when his limbs were separated, they cheered.
Like it was a reward for them. No person could have imagined how painful it was for him to be subjected to such treatment.
No one knew how hard he screamed at the heavens.
How he pleaded and begged to be killed.
He promised he will never forget that humiliation. Kyle has to thank the developers of Brave World.
Those developers must have a twisted mind.
He felt every pain like he was really tortured. But when he logged off because of dying his body is fine.
But somehow he still feels the pain.
The brain would not let itself forgot. And he vowed that when he returns back to Brave World he will have his revenge.
First, he would take revenge on the ministers who stood by when he was executed.
Then, he would take his revenge on the the King who ordered the execution. And he saves the best for last.
'Aero. You will know my vengeance.'
He has already a plan. He has contact outside of Vetten. He will contact the Blood Brotherhood.
Wait and see. Wait and see.
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