The Prince Wants To Retire - Chapter 100
The Prince Wants To Retire chapter 100
37. Prepare for the future
After the festival announcing the birth of a new emperor, the western continent began preparing for war in earnest.
Ironically, Iron was already withdrawn from the war that would take place in his country.
In such a situation, Roteon and Talos finally moved.
As they attacked Ironically, they climbed up to the brink, but got stuck in the middle.
“Are you a western soldier?”
When the commander of the horseman of Roteon, who was running in the lead, asked a question, the adjutant beside him shook his head.
“no. That… … .”
“It’s the central army.”
The main force of the Western Army is the Navy.
The rest of the troops were only soldiers in greaves.
There was only one if the knights were built in heavy armored troops.
The Empire’s central army had entered Iron in advance.
“The death squad… … You caught it.”
As word came in that the Emperor was negotiating with Roteon, he immediately invaded Iron, but it was all lies.
The cunning emperor had deceived Roteon and Talos.
“… … Are you moving?”
“No, you have to leave. We can’t fight the Empire’s central army alone… … .”
Roteon’s cavalry was confident that it would not be inferior to any army in terms of destructive power, but it did not have the confidence to break through the perfectly formed central army of the empire.
No matter how it is pierced, you will have to endure enormous damage… … .
In that case, it was much better to join the main force and fight.
“The speed battle is over. Please tell the main unit what you just saw.”
At the command of the cavalry commander, a soldier hurriedly turned around and rode away.
“It is the beginning of a great war… … .”
The fact that war was imminent made the commander’s fists drenched in sweat.
This situation happened all over Iron.
The Talos army, coming from the east, was blocking the Confederates, while the rebels of Iron were held in check by the Empire’s Western Army.
After that, the pro-imperialist iron government, which took a breath, gathered the army while making maintenance.
Meanwhile, in the north, the northern army of Marquis Sicario and the main force of Seongguk entered into a confrontation situation.
The capital of the empire also had a busy day in the tense situation of going to war immediately at the slightest twist.
* * *
As soon as the festival was over, all the officials immediately returned to work.
As if the break was over, all the bureaucrats worked day and night.
The problem was still the manpower issue.
During the festival period, it was not enough to select people who were well-tested.
Since there were hundreds of bureaucrats that Kariel had blown away since the days of Crown Prince, there was no choice but to be enough.
However, the nobles could not be elected.
“… … There is a shortage of manpower.”
When the Prime Minister came and spoke with a haggard look, Kariel sighed and said.
“You have chosen the nobles. It must have been you who threw them away?”
“… … I apologize.”
Still, after graduating from the academy, and having some knowledge, I thought it would be useful. However, most of the cases came from people who bought an academy diploma with money or lived a life of debauchery.
Truly talented people were working in the provinces as feudal lords or clerks.
“If you call people in the countryside for a little while… … .”
“What about fat? Do you think it makes sense?”
It is true that the central business is chaotic, but that does not mean that there are no jobs in the provinces.
In the southern region, work was piled up in the aftermath of the subjugation of the rebels, and the northern region was asking for help every day because of the work of keeping the kingdom in check.
The West was on the verge of war.
The only thing that is peaceful is the East, where the revolutionary forces have already taken hold of it.
“Then it could be a way to bring people in the academy seniors.”
“How many of them are decent?”
Kariel no longer believed in the academy.
I knew I could buy an academy diploma. However, I did not expect that more than 30% of the nobles would buy it.
Originally, those who could not have graduated bought diplomas and built up their specs.
Use it to enter the right place, gain experience, and enter the central ministry. This was the method by which children of prestigious families who failed to become head of households became central government officials.
“You know very well that the academy doesn’t mean much unless it selects only commoners among the students. Well, I don’t know if even that will catch your eye.”
Even the teachers at the academy had many connections, so proper classes were not taking place.
Originally, Kariel would have tried to punish them immediately and change the academy.
But why leave it alone?
“You would know. There is only one answer.”
As I said that, I picked up my pen and took a picture of Salem Harbor.
There was a shortage of manpower, and ministers and bureaucrats were clamoring for someone to hire them every day.
Knowing that, the Prime Minister came to visit us as a representative, but in the end, it was Dodol.
“Either persuade the nobles, or wait for the work to decrease. Come see me when the decision is made.”
After saying that, Kariel seemed annoyed and told me to leave. Then the chancellor sighed, lowered his head, and withdrew.
The chancellor, who confirmed once again that there was no room for negotiations with Kariel, hurriedly moved to meet the ministers.
In fact, the original Kariel would have slowly brought the revolutionary forces into the center while leisurely taking care of the aristocrats, but he couldn’t do that anymore.
After hearing the truth from God, the Empire needed to develop faster.
Seeing Miriel’s hardships in her previous life, Kariel gritted her teeth.
Glenn, the Grand Master, raised the Master, raising a military force similar to the current level while raising a shattered economy.
Nevertheless, the empire collapsed.
If so, in the present life, you have to be at least several times stronger than that to have a chance to win.
“… … There is no time.”
After muttering, Kariel pulled out some books from the bookshelf.
Then something came to light as the agency started working.
His plans for the future were written on the black wall.
In the middle, there was an unbelievable letter written on it.
“Occupying the Western Continent”
In reality, unification was difficult.
If so, at least the western continent had to be taken over by the Empire.
“Not yet… … no.”
It was too soon to unravel the truth he knew. At least, the truth couldn’t be solved until the Iron incident was resolved and signs were raised in the East Continent.
“For the future… … i must be the devil If so, before that… … You should make the minimum preparations.”
After muttering that, Kariel sighed softly.
He also wanted to become a good emperor.
However, circumstances were driving him to become a ‘tyrant’.
“A cancer soldier in the past life, a tyrant in the current life?”
Kariel with a bitter smile sighed and activated the engine to close the bookshelf.
Then he immediately called the chamberlain.
“If I were now, would I be able to move the Secret Guard?”
Kariel nodded lightly as she looked at the chief chamberlain as she bent down and spoke.
“I have a secret to tell you.”
“secret… … Are you talking?”
“That’s right. It is the secret of the oath.”
At the word oath, the chief chamberlain’s eyes widened.
“Summon the entire Secret Guard, they deserve to hear.”
At Kariel’s command, the chief chamberlain with a serious expression quietly withdrew.
* * *
That evening, the Secret Guard, who had been shrouded in veil, all came out.
“First of all, I salute you who have kept the secret for a long time.”
After saying that, Kariel slightly lowered her head.
Then the entire Secret Guard bowed.
Some even brought tears to their eyes when the long-awaited true emperor recognized them.
“As many of you have kept the secret, I believe that you will also keep this ‘secret’ until the time is right.”
Everyone in the Secret Guard lowered their heads at Kariel’s words.
“The words I want to convey to you are a ‘secret’ and a ‘request’.”
“You mean please?”
“Yes, it is a request related to secrecy.”
After answering the chamberlain’s question, Kariel looked at the Secret Guard.
Standing in front of him, a secret guard made up of various people.
The three people who stood at the front were the old librarian, the chamberlain, and the tombkeepers who were in charge of the tombs of successive emperors.
But even though they were old, they all had unusual skills.
On the other hand, the secret guards who stood behind were not only talented. Rather, there were overwhelmingly more ordinary people.
Looking at the Secret Guard, which accepted even ordinary people as members for each role, Kariel said with a small nod.
“First, let’s talk about the oath.”
Kariel, who opened her mouth like that, explained the long-held oath.
The three seniors standing at the front listened to Kariel’s explanation calmly, as if they already knew.
“All that remains now is one request.”
“bump… … Is hell opening up?”
Kariel nodded slightly at the librarian’s question.
“Realistically, it is difficult for us to close the gates of hell. But it is not hopeless.”
Having said that, Kariel raised her spirits.
Then, a pattern appeared clearly on the forehead.
“Find the gatekeeper of hell, according to the oath, will you be able to subdue the gatekeeper with the power of this symbol… … . It is the only way we will survive.”
At Kariel’s words, the Secret Guard immediately fell to their knees.
“Everything according to Your Majesty’s will.”
Everyone, from old people to young people, lowered their heads as they spoke. Kariel gave a small nod and spoke quietly.
“From now on, all the power of the Secret Guard is to find ‘Garreum’, known to have fallen asleep in ancient times.”
Cariel, who gave the order to the Secret Guard, immediately called in the SS.
After sending the shadows, only the Royal Guards were able to protect Kariel in the closest place.
There was a lot of talk about these once called eccentrics taking on such a noble task, but it didn’t matter.
“Everyone must be curious about why I called them together like this, right?”
All of the bodyguards look curious at Kariel’s call.
“Before that, each of you write down what you want on this piece of paper.”
“What we want… … You mean?”
“Yes, I am going to be very busy going forward. So, at least I should start by granting your wish.”
At Kariel’s words, the guards’ expressions became serious.
“… … Is it dangerous?”
“A lot of.”
Toto, who saw Kariel openly saying that it was dangerous, fell silent with a pensive expression.
Then, the other members of the bodyguard also nodded slightly and began to write down the request they were going to make to Kariel someday.
“Yes, Your Majesty.”
I called Tarion, the most reliable being who was once the head of the Royal Guard.
“You were also a member of the Royal Guard, so you deserve it.”
Having said that, Kariel held out a paper and pen to write down a wish to Tarion. Tarion, who was staring at it, said with a smile.
“Your wish has already come true.”
At Tarion’s answer, Kariel looked at him for a moment and smiled.
“Write something down. I’ll let you use it later.”
“then… … vacation for a week… … .”
“… … okay.”
Kariel smiled and nodded at Tarion’s words, then folded the wish sheet and put it in the drawer.
“Tell all of the SS, raise the beings who will secretly move from now on.”
“The reason why there are shadows… … .”
“Because I have a completely different mission from them.”
Having said that, Kariel told Tarion the truth she had told the Secret Guard.
As soon as he heard that, Tarion made a serious expression.
“The personnel raised by the SS will all become a group that only pursues warlocks.”
“… … All right.”
“Be prepared to entrust the intelligence department, too.”
When Tarion left the office after answering with a lowered head, Kariel looked up at the sky with a sigh.
This completes the minimal preparation.
The only thing left now is to finish the irony and develop the empire.
Kariel, who had made up her mind for that, clenched her fists.
And the very next day, Kariel drew the knife again.