First of all, Ivo will need a horse to move around. Since the path only on its own feet will take quite a long time. Therefore, leaving the estate Ivo went to the stables, where the horses were sold.
Although he could ask Vevet for a horse, Ivo's pride did not allow him to do this, he already received so much from her, in addition to this he has extra gold coins that he will not need much for the foreseeable future.
Ivo did not think much about choosing a horse and just chose a healthy and strong looking horse. This horse cost Ivo 400 asses or 1 aureus.
In his past life, he rode horses several times, so it was not difficult for Ivo to cope with a horse, but unfortunately, due to the fact that the stirrup had not yet been invented, it turned out to be more difficult than Ivo thought, but still he coped.
Leaving the city, Ivo rode north at a moderate pace, fortunately due to the presence of magic in this world, horses are much stronger than their counterparts from Earth.
A few hours later, Ivo had already left the territory of the Republic and ended up in the city of Ledra of the Breos Kingdom, where he had previously become a slave and was sold to Vevet. But now, thanks to his pass, he is considered an ordinary foreigner visiting this city.
Having found an inn, Ivo rented a room for one night, ordered food for himself and sat silently eating it. During this time, he began to listen to the voices discussing the latest news.
As it turned out, there were already a lot of robbers on the roads, but now, after an unsuccessful expedition, various deserters were added to them. Unlike the Republican army, which has very strict discipline, small kingdoms cannot afford to have a complex system of training armies. Perhaps the Breos Kingdom is one of the few kingdoms where the state itself supplies its soldiers with weapons. In other kingdoms, this is done by the warriors themselves.
Having noted the routes for himself which it is better not to navigate, Ivo finished eating and went to his room to rest.
The next day, Ivo set off further in a good mood. For several days the road was calm, but later Ivo left the territory of Breos and ended up in some small kingdom, where there was devastation all around, as if a war had just passed here. Ivo even saw a village that had just been burned down. Most likely, the robbers have already ceased to be afraid of the government in this kingdom and decided to get good loot. But Ivo didn't care, he wasn't going to look for these bandits, what was the use?
Unfortunately, this calmness could not last forever, 12 hours after Ivo found the plundered village, Ivo made a small halt for himself so that the horse could rest, but suddenly he felt 5 people approaching him.
Standing up from his seat, Ivo put his hand on the hilt of his sword, continuing to watch the people who came out of the forest, surrounding him.
After examining them, Ivo relaxed slightly, since they did not pose a threat to him at all, they were just simple rags in dirty, rough tunics and with agricultural tools. Although they looked like weaklings, Ivo did not lose his vigilance, because he knows that even a simple pitchfork can kill great warriors.
When 5 people finally surrounded Ivo, one of them stepped forward and said, "So, so, what have we got here, a rich lonely traveler from the city?"
Another of the robbers examined Ivo frowned, went up to the first one and said, "Lucas, can we let him go, look how big he is"
Hearing the name of the first robber, a grin appeared on Ivo's face, he said, "Yes, Lucas, you better listen to your friend and get out of here while you're safe, I don't have the most pleasant memories of a person with the same name as yours, so you'd better not wake the beast in me, Lucas"
At first Lucas was dumbfounded by this treatment, and then laughed out loud, "Idiot, you obviously do not understand the situation, there are five of us, and you are the only one, do you really think you can handle it"
Ivo just smiled, stretched out his left hand to the side, and then pulled one of the robbers. The robber whom Ivo pulled to himself did not have time to react when he was right in front of the big man, and then * Bang * after a powerful blow, this loser fell to the ground, it is not clear whether he is alive or not. Ivo said "Now it's 4"
The second robber who warned the first shouted loudly "He is a magician, I told you it was not worth attacking him"
The first robber bared his teeth and growled "Don't be afraid, if we throw a crowd at him, we can deal with him, if he is a magician, then he must have a lot of expensive things, attack guys."
Hearing about a possible prey, the robbers decided to take a chance and attacked Ivo.
Ivo chuckled and finally drew his sword from its scabbard.
One of the robbers ran up to Ivo from behind, lifting up his bronze sickle in the hope that he would not be noticed, but Ivo noticed him anyway. Ivo turned sharply around and hit the open target with his sword, since these idiots do not even know primitive swordsmanship, all of their blows are rough and sweeping, opening a bunch of holes in their defenses.
The robber suddenly felt a sharp pain from his armpit to the navel, looking down, he saw how intestines began to fall out of his stomach, but before he even had time to scream, Ivo, grabbing the blade of his sword with his hand, pierced the opponent's neck with an accurate blow.
Pulling the blade from his neck, Ivo removed his hand from the blade of the sword, continuing to hold the sword with one hand, he began to examine his rivals.
Another daredevil with a knife decided to attack Ivo, instead of cutting blows, he decided to pierce Ivo. But thanks to his dexterity, Ivo dodged the first blow and grabbed the attacker by the hand in which there was a knife, after which he elbowed the opponent in the nose, from such a blow, the enemy almost fainted, but the pain when Ivo cut off his hand with a sharp blow of the sword, quickly woke him up, screams began to erupt from his mouth, when suddenly Ivo just slashed his sword lightly across the throat, killing the enemy.
Ivo looked at the rest and said, "There are two of you left, what are you going to do now?"
The second robber finally broke down, dropped his pitchfork and ran away from Ivo with shouts.
Ivo sighed, bent down and picked up the knife of the robber he had just killed, and then, swinging, threw it towards the fleeing one.
The runner at this time prayed to all the gods that this demon would not pursue him, but suddenly he felt a sharp pain in his lower back, falling to the ground, he slowly stopped feeling his legs, and then the rest of his body.
Lucas, realizing that he had no choice, decided to try to attack, maybe he would be lucky and he could miraculously kill Ivo.
When he dashed forward, Lucas saw Ivo raise his hand in his direction, and then Lucas suddenly seemed to hit the wall, he could not move at all.
Ivo, who at that time was using [Grip] on Lucas, began to lift him into the air, concentrating the electromagnetic field on his neck, starting to choke him.
For 20 seconds, Ivo watched as this loser tried to escape from the imaginary grip on his neck, constantly twitching his legs, but unfortunately soon his consciousness began to leave him.
To make sure that Lucas died, Ivo turned his hand abruptly to break Lucas's neck, and then with a light movement threw this corpse into a tree.