War of the Empire (5)
All across the city, swarms of soldiers were cleaning the battlefield, rounding prisoners up on the sidelines. Specifically, the soldiers were searching among the captives for aristocrats and the leaders of the rebellion.
Within the temporary church in the city, Verthandi and five Holy Knights stood around Lanto’s body with their men. Outside the tent, a large group of knights, dressed in white robes, lowered their heads in silence. Verthandi shut Lanto’s eyes, as everyone finished saying their prayers for him. It was a solemn and dignified farewell.
Afterwards, several priests immediately covered the body with a sun-patterned cloth, as Lanto was a Holy Knight. According to the law, he was a knight of the Faith of the Sun, so after his death, he was to be buried in the cemetery that was dedicated to the Faith of the Sun.
Ibu looked at Verthandi, whom he had followed since she was young. In some ways, Ibu, who was her senior, could feel Verthandi’s anger and grief.