Abe the Wizard - Chapter 730
Chapter 730: Banquet 7
Abel felt unsettled after Duke Albert had free himself from the magic circle.
No one in the human world knew about this news, not even the Kingdom of St Ellis. If they did, there was no way they would give every inch of harvestable land to him.
He had unintentionally found the 3rd goddess fountain water. He was capable of providing food for all humans, but no one had forced him.
10 years of food shortage would use up everything in their inventory.
The duchy of Carmel’s status had increased, but a corresponding power increase was needed. This included the knights and Abel himself.
Knights were very important. According to the rules of humans in the Holy Continent, wizards could not get involved in the common world’s business. Therefore, knights were the true defying power.
Abel thought about the arrival of Head Commander Bodley and the 4 griffin knights. Although their loyalty was a problem, Abel had a solution.
As long as those powers could join him, the knight force of the duchy of Carmel would shoot up.
Abel calmed himself down and kept smiling and chatting to his guests.
“Grandmaster Abel, what a nice palace you have !” Bernie wobbly walked towards Abel with a big glass of Grandmaster wine in his hand.
Abel’s face palmed himself. He told Bernie to look after Elite Wizard Cyril, but he had ended up drunk like this.
“Bernie, drink less!” Abel whispered.
“Don’t worry. I’m a dwarf. Dwarfs can’t get drunk!” Bernie took another mouthful of Grandmaster Wine and said with confidence.
Abel shook his head. There was no need to persuade Bernie anyway. Abel was a good ruler. He would stop his guests from enjoying themselves.
“Grandmaster Abel, all of these decorations are worth a fortune. You really are quite willing to show off. Did you clear up the palace treasury? Even though Bernie was a little drunk, he could still function normally.
As the heir of the only dwarf family specialized in trade, he could recognize treasures more than any noble human.
“Bernie, you are too good. How did you know I’ve cleared up the palace treasury?” Abel said with a laugh.
Bernie suddenly became alert and pointed at Abel. “How can you do that! Just look at this coral. Look at how mysterious it looks. You can tell it is not from the Holy Continent with one look. Only ancient sights will have something like this. Or maybe I was brought back from some faraway land. But no matter what, this thing is extremely valuable. You are provoking people by putting it out!’
“It’s just some decoration. In the eyes of wizards, it looks just like rubbish!” Abel said carelessly.
“Grandmaster. Have you gotten your artwork stolen before?” Bernie gazed around, realizing there were no guards dedicated to looking after these artworks.
“The last one who tried had turned flat!’ Abel said with a laugh.
“Turned flat!” Bernie stuttered a little and suddenly realized Abel was joking, so he laughed as well.
Bernie was not the only one; many nobles knew how to appreciate art as well. After the amazing meal, many of them began to look at the artworks.
Wow! Sound. Many nobles were in awe. Their eyes were filled with shock, especially when they saw that grey armor.
“These are the core gears of the Duchy!” Earl Eno gasped as he stood in front of that magic knight sword, magic shield, and the full set of magic armor. They all had the George family coat of arms on them.
The George family was no longer nobles, and their coat of arms had turned into history, but many nobles were still very much attached to it emotionally. These gears were the ones used to establish the Duchy; they all greatly admired them.
Of course, many were also thankful that Abel was brave enough to show off these treasures. Most people had only heard about them in legends.
Especially these knight gears, they signified the duchy of Carmel. People had only depicted them through drawings; no one had ever seen the real thing.
Abel was happy that people are enjoying his decorations in the palace. This was what he wanted. These things from the palace treasury did not mean much to him, but to normal people, even nobles, it would be a once in a lifetime experience.
The wine party had gone on for an hour; the dance was about to start.
Burbridge entirely organized the flow of this wine party, and he followed the traditional royal party flow.
As the owner, Abel would first need to select a lady to dance with him. The other nobles could only entire the stage after him.
As soon as the royal musicians appeared, every guest lowered their wine glasses and stopped their chatting. They were all excited to see which lucky lady Abel would choose.
The music arose. Dancing was included in Abel’s noble training, but he had never joined a dance party before, let alone dance with someone.
As Abel walked across the ladies, they all looked at him with excitement, but they were met one by one. With disappointment.
He arrived by the side of his mother, Nora. Nora had used the ‘beauty potion’ and the ‘full recovery potion,’ so she looked like a young lady.
When Abel reached out his hand, countless gazes turned towards Nora.
“Mother, can we have a dance?” Abel’s words sent a shock to the other ladies’ jealous gaze, but then they became jealous again when they realized how beautiful his mother was.
“My spirit, King Abel’s mother looks so young!” A noble lady was choked.
“Yeah, I would believe it if some told me she is just 18 years old!” Another lady said admiringly.
There were nobles from all 3 kingdoms, so some of them were in the known. They soon realized maybe Abel’s mother had used the elves ‘beauty potion’.
All of a sudden, gaze turned towards the elven guests. Duke Albert and Lady Carrie.
Lady Carrie ground her teeth. She felt the urge to tell everyone Abel was an alchemy master. She had sacrificed a lot of effort, even her life, to get a bottle of beauty potion from Abel.
Most of the guests knew how prestigious the elves were, so it was best not to interrupt them. However, powerful rulers of the kingdom, such as Emperor Aldous and Duke Chesterton, stepped up and began chatting with Duke Albert.
The Kingdom of St. Ellis’s eldest prince, Prince Derek knew his status was lower, so he stepped up to Lady Carrie. However, before he could even speak, Lady Carrie gazed at him with cold eyes. Her attitude as an intermediate Druid was exposed, almost embarrassing the prince.
Prince Derek quickly stepped back for 10 meters as though Lady Carrie was a snake. He took a deep breath.
The wine party lasted until night. Burbridge was very experienced, so he organized a once-in-a-lifetime performance that only boosted the atmosphere’s excitement.
After the party ended, most of the guests left through the teleportation circle.
“Father, I accepted grandmaster Abel’s invite. I’ll stay in the duchy of Carmel for 10 days. Please allow me!” Prince Ramciel spoke softly and bowed to his father, Emperor Aldous.
“Since Grandmaster Abel had invited you, then stay. Make sure to interact well with Grandmaster Abel!” Emperor Aldous said with a smile.