In the last chapter, the Empress and the Priest discuss the idea of turning the Chadian Empire into a holy land under Prince Matthias’s rule, governed by the laws of Elahe. The Empress needs more time to consider this proposition. That is why fans of the series are really excited to find out what is going to happen next in the upcoming City of Arrogance Chapter 17.
In the imperial palace, the High Priest passionately implores the Empress to transform the Chadian Empire into a holy land governed solely by the divine laws of Elahe, distinct and untainted from the pagan beliefs still clinging to the surrounding territories.
Though sympathetic in principle, the wise Empress knows fundamental changes require careful consideration of all perspectives and potential consequences. There is time yet to chart the empire’s spiritual course.
Recap and Review
Far to the north in Pervaz Castle, the young Prince diligently trains at swordsmanship with the Duke despite the blazing summer heat. Discussing the revived farmlands with pride, the Duke admires the Countess’ enthusiasm for planting the fields. Her delight is evident to the perceptive Prince in the joyful animation of her features when scattering the seeds, though it requires his full attention to discern.
As servants sort through supplies fetched from the distant capital, the Duke worries their haughty manner towards the local staff may inadvertently offend the Count’s hospitality. The thoughtful Prince acknowledges the concern, understanding the need to nurture harmony between their entourages and avoid inflaming regional tensions.
Through these vivid vignettes, we see the Empire’s leaders thoughtfully debating profound societal and spiritual changes, while in the peaceful countryside, the Prince’s steady maturation continues under the Duke’s judicious guidance, personal growth, and the shaping of a just ruler intersects with the nation finding its righteous path forward.
Much work remains to bridge divisions between urban and rural, secular and sacred, servant and master, as both Prince and Empire stand at the cusp of a new era.
Asha explains the dire situation that led the destitute locals to scavenge anything they could find, even stripping the manor of wood, to survive after a devastating fire ravaged the nearby forests. Despite the sad fate of the once grand Pervaz estate, Asha cautions understanding for the people’s plight.
The lack of family portraits also raises concerns, but Asha notes that few artists would risk the dangers of traveling to this unstable region merely for commissions. Still, Carlisle insists on having a portrait painted to commemorate the family and keep this image of the Pervaz clan close at hand.
Meanwhile, the priests secretly meet, seething with contempt for Carlisle’s impiety. They expected the supposedly blessed Prince to be a pious role model, yet in their eyes, he is a debauched atheist and a disappointment.
Spoilers and Expectations
Scheming ruthlessly, the priests plot to sabotage Carlisle’s reputation and position Matias as successor. Their ambitions would reshape the Empire into a harsh theocratic state under religious rule. The High Priest Owen, warped by childhood abuse, found identity in the temple’s zealotry. His traumatic past fuels an extremist vision to create a ‘pure’ holy empire, no matter the cost.
Through dialogues, we gain insight into the plight of commoners, the perilous state of the borderlands, and the brewing religious tensions threatening to fracture the Empire. Though the Prince seeks to uplift the long-suffering Pervaz clan, the dogmatic priests conspire in the shadows, harboring twisted dreams of religious domination.
Release Date & Where to Read
The upcoming City of Arrogance Chapter 17 is scheduled to be out for the fans to read on November 1, 2023.
- Japanese Standard Time: 10:00 PM on Wednesday, November 1, 2023
- Central European Time: 03:00 PM on Wednesday, November 1, 2023
- New York: 09:00 AM on Wednesday, November 1, 2023
- Australian Capital Territory: 12:00 AM on Wednesday, November 1, 2023
- Pacific Time: 06:00 AM on Wednesday, November 1, 2023
- Eastern European Time: 03:00 PM on Wednesday, November 1, 2023
You will be able to read the upcoming City of Arrogance Chapter 17 at the time and dates we have mentioned on Naver, along with all the previously released and upcoming chapters. If you love reading City of Arrogance and looking for a similar title, you can check out the manga section of our site.