The Prince Wants To Retire - Chapter 113
The Prince Wants To Retire chapter 113
42. Devour the split iron! (3)
When all the powers of the Empire began to be concentrated on Iron, the southern kingdoms also tried to occupy Iron more quickly.
But if you’re in a hurry, you’ll get sick.
As the southern kingdoms rushed to war, the breakaway of the anti-imperialists accelerated.
At the same time, as the size of the revolutionary force grew rapidly, the number of pro-imperialist figures within Iron was rapidly increasing.
When everything was going in favor of the Empire, bad news came to the Imperial Palace.
Tarion delivers a letter from the north to Kariel.
Cariel’s expression hardened the moment he read the urgent letter sent through the crow.
“crazy! Tharion, take the shadows to this place right now.”
“Chief… … No, call the military commander!”
Hearing Kariel’s urgent voice, Tarion instructs him to hurriedly go out and call the military minister, and then disappear.
“The northern defense line has been breached.
The main force of the Northern Army is tied to the Seongguk.
Seongguk’s detached corps will pass through the Empire and enter Iron.
The leader of the detached unit is the sun sword.”
As part of the northern defense line was breached, the elite of the Holy Kingdom headed to Iron.
When I showed the contents of the letter to the military minister who hurriedly came to his office, he quickly grasped it and expressed his opinion.
“If the one who leads the Byeodongdae is the Sunsword, it is highly likely that it will be packed with the elite of the Holy Kingdom.”
“If you tell the Western Army now… … .”
“As you know, the main force of the Western Army is in Iron. There are still troops in the western region, but it will not be enough to stop the detached troops.”
Kariel’s expression distorted at the words of the military commander.
“What will happen if the detached unit enters Iron?”
“They will hit the back of the government forces. Even if only one of the fortresses collapses, the front line can collapse in a chain.”
The government forces, blocking the armies of the southern kingdoms through major fortresses, built a front line with the fortress centered around the capital.
If one of them collapses, it will collapse in a chain and a road to the capital may be opened.
In that case, there is a high possibility that Iron will collapse before more than 90% of the reinforcements arrive.
“Let the West know at once.”
“after… … Will you hold out until the shadows go?”
“It is difficult.”
Having said that, the military minister quickly thought about information about the Western Army.
Then, as he remembered something, he opened his eyes wide and said.
“Did you remember something?”
“Grand Duke! There is a grand duke!”
“The Grand Duke’s main force must be Sir Achelio along with Sogaju?”
At Kariel’s words, the military minister nodded.
“It is. Your Majesty Haona, there must be many new knights in the Grand Duke’s family because of the support they have received.”
“It would still be insufficient… … .”
“There will be veterans who have raised them in the past, so it’s worth a try.”
If the troops remaining in the west and the knights of the grand ducal family joined forces, they could pull off some time.
“Wouldn’t that still be enough?”
If it was composed of the best of the Holy Kingdom, the quality of the troops was too low, aside from the lack of troops.
In any case, there was a high chance that it would just break through.
“First, we need to contact Iron and warn them that a detached unit will enter Iron.”
“Were there any troops left there?”
All of Iron’s regular forces had already been mobilized to defend against the southern kingdoms.
As if to leave the north to the empire, they gathered all their troops to the south.
“I heard that there are revolutionary forces and anti-government forces. You should inform them of the invasion of the detached unit.”
“after… … great. What if they build a defense line?”
“When they build their defenses, we have to pull the Western Army together. In the first place, please set the point of convergence to Iron.”
He had to scrape together even the minimum number of troops to maintain peace and create a front line with Iron’s troops.
“after… … Is it possible?”
“I have to. For now, I will leave the West completely empty.”
At the words of the Minister of the Military that the West should be emptied and all troops concentrated in Iron so as not to cause any loss of troops, Kariel nodded and agreed.
“Come on, move.”
“Yes! your majesty.”
The minister of the military who urgently disappears at Kariel’s order.
While he was on his way to contact the Archduke and the Western Army, Kariel contacted Sogaju, who was moving with reinforcements.
I connected communication through the wizard, but I couldn’t reach it for a long time because it was on a rapid march.
After anxiously waiting for nearly 30 minutes, I finally got in touch.
The moment the light came on, Kariel said urgently.
– Yes, Your Majesty.
“Go to the grand duke’s house right now!”
Glenn stupidly asks back at the sudden order.
Kariel quickly explained the situation to him.
“In order to stop the Byeoldongdae, we need elite knights from the Grand Duke’s family. The Archduke and the Western Army will take the time, but it won’t be enough. We need to get there as soon as possible to save them.”
After urgently answering Kariel’s order, he immediately led the knights and headed west.
“after… … .”
Kariel, who hastily completed all the orders, sighed with a tired expression.
“I just need to stop this.”
The number of bets in the kingdom.
When it seemed like Iron would be eaten by the Empire, the Holy Kingdom gambled with all their might.
As the southern kingdoms did, Seongguk also participated in the Iron Civil War at the risk of national luck, so only the elite gathered and formed a detached unit.
Now, the direction of victory will be divided according to whether or not the Seongguk’s detached troops enter Iron.
“please… … to block… … .”
Kariel, who had been praying earnestly, did what she could.
Anticipating that the Western Army would hold out, they gathered the remaining knights in the Central Army and dispatched them to the West quickly, and the wizards also supported them.
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When the central government responded quickly to Seonggun’s separate wing, the Grand Duke, who received a call from the military minister, gathered the Western Army and headed straight for Iron.
When all the troops in the west, centering on the Grand Duke, gathered, they headed straight for Iron.
As the detachment moved toward the expected area to be attacked, Iron’s troops, who had arrived in advance and were waiting, guided the Imperial Army to the fortress.
The weakest part of the wire.
The fortress, which was originally strong, was empty because most of the troops were missing.
It was filled with a small number of Iron Army, revolutionary forces joined from here and there, and rebel forces.
Originally, they couldn’t be together, but they want to fight together under the guise of fighting the invasion of foreign powers.
“I will leave the command to the Grand Duke.”
He nodded his head when he said that he entrusted the command to him, and commanded the troops to maintain the fortress.
They installed the magic cannons and bombs they brought with them everywhere and waited for the detachment to arrive.
“come! Everyone is ready for battle!”
At Ducal’s command, the Empire’s troops settled down at once.
The war started by firing magic cannons and dropping bombs at the detached unit that appeared from afar.
“Stop it! We must endure!”
At the command of the Grand Duke, everyone tried to stop the paladin from gnashing their teeth and running towards the fortress.
However, most of them were not elite troops, so it was not easy to stop the elite paladins.
Most of the knights of the Grand Duke’s family were new knights, so the number of paladins entering the fort gradually increased.
At least they managed to hold on with numbers and firepower, but even that was not easy.
“I deal with the author.”
The sun sword, which had risen above the castle wall, swung the sword at the archduke.
A sun sword that unceasingly attacks Ducal, who stands in its way.
Although he had been humiliated several times by the black magicians, he was very powerful, befitting a person who was called the second-in-command of the Holy Land.
At least it’s Ducal, which is 6th level early, so it can be used as an adversary.
‘You’ve reached the Master.’
Thinking so, the Archduke corrected his posture.
The Sunsword’s assessment of being close to the master was true.
In the meantime, as he slashed warlocks and countless monsters, the swordsmanship of the sun sword became even sharper.
Thanks to that, the situation of reaching the highest level of master is just around the corner.
That’s why it was a ducal that was pushed out from beginning to end, but in the end, it withstood the offensive of the sun sword.
Then, the knights of the grand ducal family approached and took the sword of the sun sword together.
Although the skills are lacking, the number is large, so it is to use it.
“Have you no honor?”
“Should honor be compared to living?”
After replying like that, the Grand Duke took his stance and formed a formation with the knights.
Then the sunsword frowned and withdrew.
It was because casualties were occurring little by little as a large number of people rushed in and pressured the Paladins.
“Retreat, repair, and resume the attack.”
At the command of the sun sword, the Paladins all at once left the fortress.
It didn’t take long for them to reorganize.
The attack resumed immediately that evening, and another fierce battle ensued.
However, the cumulative damage was overwhelmingly high for the Imperial Army and the Iron Army.
Paladins were able to recover themselves with divine power, and unlike those who could fight again after recovering to a certain extent, the defending side was immediately out of power when injured.
The more the battle is repeated, the more disadvantageous the situation becomes.
In the end, a crisis situation came after a few battles.
“You have to earn some time. Let’s all be prepared to give up our lives to fight.”
At the order of the Archduke, all the knights of the Archduke’s family bowed their heads.
Then, Iron’s troops fighting together looked at him seriously.
Everyone showed respectful eyes to the grand duchess and the imperial army, who risked their lives to protect a foreign country, and pledged once again that they would not back down either.
“I’ll pierce this time.”
As if the sun sword was going to decide this time, it showed its strength from the beginning.
The pure white light took shape and a huge sword was created.
The moment he saw it, the grand duke’s expression darkened.
Although imperfect, it was judged that it would be difficult to block the huge sword made of aura.
“I think I could have endured a little longer if I didn’t have internal injuries… … .”
Due to the internal wounds accumulated from a series of fierce battles with the Sun Sword, it seemed that even a single blow could not be properly blocked.
With the attack of the sun sword with all their might, Seongguk’s detached troops began to attack all at once.
A sword that falls to cut through the anti-aircraft at once.
The Archduke knew he was going to die, but was about to swing his sword to stop it for a moment, when a sword flew in from afar.
The sun sword pushed by the sword filled with powerful magic frowned.
Because the power of the flying sword was stronger than expected.
“The Knights of the Grand Duke! I’m here to support you on your Majesty’s orders!”
A familiar voice from afar.
The grand duke’s son, who had been away for a long time, drew a new sword from the sheath attached to his saddle.
At the same time, he rushed to the fortress in an instant and blocked the sun sword that was about to attack the Archduke.
bang! bang! bang!
“6… … step?”
The sun sword looked at Glenn, the head of the grand duchy, with a puzzled expression.
The young man, who did not seem to have lost all of his breast meat yet, was displaying power similar to that of the Grand Duke.
For an instant, the space shuddered and Glenn took most of the Sunsword’s power.
The grand duke’s swordsmanship, which maximized its power by exploding the mana compressed to its limit, seemed stronger than the grand duke’s secret skill.
“How at that age… … .”
Sunsword looking at Glenn with a shocked expression.
But Glenn straightened his posture with his lips tightly closed.
“I will take over here. Father, please help elsewhere.”
“Don’t do that.”
“cheeky… … .”
Seeing the grand duke trusting in his son and leaving to support another place, the sun sword, hurt with pride, swung the sword with all his might.
However, unlike the Archduke, Glen calmly received the attack.
It was possible because I received personal guidance from Achelio and achieved tremendous growth through many practical experiences.
“What a monster!”
As he watched the monster grow while fighting himself, the sun sword squeezed its power to its limit.
‘You must die here. here!’
I had to kill a monster that could possibly become even worse than the Marquis of Sicario here.
It had to be plucked when it had not yet fully flowered.
However, the monster in front of him was attacked gradually and skillfully, unlike the wind of the sun sword.
And a few hours later… … .
The sun sword, who tried to penetrate the fortress until the very end, had to give up. This is because the Paladins were killed one by one by the elite knights of the Grand Duke.
It is not possible to exhaust all the elites of the Holy Kingdom on a hopeless task.
Eventually, after giving up on drilling and retreating, the news went straight to the Empire and the Iron Government.
The moment this news was delivered, J-Lon’s unbelievable announcement followed.
“Iron hopes to enter the shadow of the Empire!”