"Take my advice. Kill yourselves now."
You have no idea… You have no idea what you’re facing! You don’t even know what exactly he is, and you want to get yourself killed?!
"There is fear abound in the air."
…The Liches… The Facerending Liches! I-I thought that was just a made up fairy tale…?!
You mean… we are looking at them right now?! The Liches that slice faces off of bodies after killing everyone, leaving behind nothing but a bunch of nameless corpses in the forest?!
How long have these guys been around…? I first heard the story… T-They could only be Liches!
A large black figure stood on the path Talulah had just passed. The snowflake fell from the gray sky, turning black in the moment they touch him, finally shattered and scattered across the ground like ashes.
They used to banish the Demons of the Northern Tundra, isolating other races from civilization. They were the ones who executed the princes and the nobles, all so for Ursus’s glory would not be buried in rebellion. They are the monsters of the Empire. Each of them is equivalent to a nation. And every piece of land they set foot on is synonymous with Ursus’ territory. They are judges, as well as executioners. They are the forbidden guards, the most elite force of the Empire.
They… are the Emperor’s Blades.
Emperor’s Blade is based on a completely real army in Russian history, called Oprichniki. Those dressed in black, specializing in hunting and executing opposing side. founded and directed by Tsar Ivan IV Vasilyevich or “Ivan the Terrible”, in addition they are also guards of this tsar. Through the dialogue in chapter 8, I saw the thoughts of the Emperor’s Blade, they did not serve a certain emperor, but they served the “Empire”. In addition, most of the members are extremely fans of Patriot, and the group which usually keep their cool after seeing him they act like crazy fans meet idols. It is known that during the fierce battle in the “Valley of the Setting Sun”, only 20 Emperor’s Blades died, showing the elite of this squad.
A Patriot that took Kal’tsit, Amiya and Rosmontis to barely defeat once said “Two Royal Guards by their lonesome aren’t enough to kill me. If you want to make an enemy of me, you’d better bring a third man with you next time.”
Looking at the strength of this elite squad, no wonder why Ursus is famed for its military might, RI may have a good number of powerful op but its strength still can’t compare to a country rn, with our current op even counting Logos, I doubt RI can survive against a full assault from Ursus or any other country, with Talulah in RI custody and both Ursus and Yen want a reason to wage war to each other, RI can’t stay neutral forever and soon to be caught in a war between countries.