The Prince Wants To Retire - Chapter 127
The Prince Wants To Retire chapter 127
48. Unification of the Western Continent! East Continent next? (3)
Roman, the most powerful country on the eastern continent.
Curiously, unlike Ignit, the same empire, Roman did not receive much check from other countries on the eastern continent.
The reason was simple.
‘There has never been a unification war.’
Roman never coveted territory above a certain level.
It was even to the extent that they temporarily separated their territories.
Roman, who had managed the countries of the East Continent for a long time, was able to afford to interfere in the West Continent, and as a result, Ignit and other Western Continent countries were shaken by Roman.
To prevent that, there was even an implicit rule in the West Continent not to be played by Eastern Continent countries.
Nevertheless, the countries of the Western Continent were played by Roman.
“Shouldn’t we stop Ignit?”
“With our help, Ignit will be destroyed.”
“Shouldn’t we live and see? We only take iron walls. You guys do the rest.”
Twisted several times.
Normally, you would think that a dog barks, but when the fate of the country was at stake, Roman’s proposal turned sweet.
Eventually they joined hands, resulting in the destruction of the southern kingdoms.
In order to pay the same amount to Roman who caused great confusion in the West Continent, it was necessary to do the same method they used.
So, Kariel first tried to widen the gap between the countries of the eastern continent and Roman.
“Unexpectedly, the ties between Roman and the countries on the eastern continent are quite deep.”
Tarion’s report when Kariel first tried to support countries on the eastern continent.
There were obviously a lot of people who were bought with the empire’s money.
However, on the contrary, there were also many who wished to coexist with Roman.
As a result, only Wingsar was the only one who definitely sided with Ignit within the East Continent.
Only Wingsar, who had a history of being greatly damaged by Roman in the past, held hands with Ignit and kept it in check, while other countries showed a lukewarm response.
So this time, instead of the ignorant method of simply beating the money, I was thinking of choosing a sure way even if it takes time.
“Are you ready?”
The Minister of Foreign Affairs bowed his head at Kariel’s order.
“Let’s start slowly.”
The Minister of Foreign Affairs left while answering Kariel’s order.
The unification of the western continent was right around the corner, but the empire had a lot of work to do.
It was inevitable that it would take time to completely make the southern part of the Empire’s territory, and the still undeveloped areas had to continue to develop.
However, I couldn’t give up the work on Seongguk and the East Continent, so I thought of starting from the groundwork.
The first way was to make Roman a public enemy.
「Roman working with a warlock?」
First, I started working on the groundwork using a private newspaper.
Using the information he had heard from merchants from Roman, he informed what atrocious rumors were circulating inside.
In addition to their strong control of the media, the newspapers even reported that the area where warlocks are likely to be was controlled by the military.
“Merchant A: There is a possibility that the Demon Realm Gate has already been opened.”
This was also posted, but I didn’t believe it until now.
Merchants traveling around the continent brought a lot of information, but that’s because there was a lot of fiction.
Has the Demon Realm Gate been opened?
It didn’t make sense for Roman to just pass this on, no matter what.
Because they are human too, it is impossible to just leave the demons coming to the continent.
Under such circumstances, newspapers continued to ask where they came from and information about the eastern continent, which made the people of the empire even to think that this was not just a rumor.
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Just then, the foreign minister came out.
“Your Majesty is aware of the seriousness of the rumors now spreading throughout the Empire. Your Majesty has decided to formally ask Roman about this matter, and he would like to obtain assistance from the Holy Kingdom on this matter.”
Everyone was surprised by the official announcement that they opened a diplomatic channel to Roman, who was trying to invade the West Continent, and at the same time asked the kingdom at war with the Empire to cooperate in this matter.
Cooperate with an enemy at war?
It was because it was a move that could not be understood by common sense.
However, this was a thoroughly calculated move.
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Just as the masters of the southern kingdoms will be used in future wars, the Pope also intended to use them at the forefront in the war against the black magicians and demons.
In exchange for setting the two master-class beings, the Sunsword and the Pope, at war, it was intended to guarantee autonomy, at least as a religious state.
They were planning to take most of the territory that Seongguk had and only the capital and neighboring territories, leaving only the surviving life, but they would have no choice but to accept it.
This choice was made purely because of the higher value of the Holy State than the southern kingdoms.
1. It deals with the power that is opposite to the warlock.
2. Had two masters.
3. The value of the information about the warlocks and demons that Seongguk possesses is high.
For these three reasons, Kariel showed mercy to Seongguk.
Of course, Seongguk also has pride, so he will not be able to immediately accept this offer. If they have strong self-esteem, they can fight until the end in the name of the crusade.
So, Kariel gradually solved the information she had received.
It is to create a justification for the seongguk to surrender.
“What is the reaction of the Holy Kingdom?”
“Not yet. Seeing that Hao-Na stopped the war, it seems that opinions are clearly divided inside.”
Kariel smiled at Tarion’s report.
Currently, the inside of the castle is a headache from the revolutionary forces supported by Kariel, but the bigger problem is the cardinals who have joined hands with Roman’s forces.
As they rebelled against the pope, the Holy Land split into two.
“The Pope must be in trouble too.”
At Kariel’s words, Tarion said with a wry smile.
Before the war with the empire, the forces would have been organized quickly, but now they have grown embarrassingly.
It would be nice to stop the war right now and take care of the inside, but will the Empire really see it?
The moment the army is pushed back, the empire will push its troops into the castle.
“What about the Northern Commander?”
“We are already prepared for any contingency.”
The moment Seongguk pushed back the military, preparations for further pressure were over.
The crows were already in constant contact with the revolutionary forces.
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Just as it swallowed Talos and Roteon, it will swallow up the territory of the holy nation while the revolutionary forces rise up.
“ruler! Then, let’s decorate the end soon, shall we?”
At Kariel’s command, Tarion immediately went outside.
And before that evening, public newspapers published a heap of evidence from the empire.
“Does Roman really want to open the door to the demon world on the continent?”
A question to Roman, who kept his mouth shut despite the question of the Ignit Empire.
Despite the existence of numerous testimonies, criticism was directed at Roman, who was silent. At the same time, it put pressure on the Holy Kingdom.
It moved public opinion as if he was disappointed that the servants who believed in God were only trying to take advantage of their own interests when the door to the demon world was opened.
Then, the inside of the Holy Kingdom fell into chaos.
“Is this correct?”
“Aren’t we, the children of God, the first to move?”
“What the hell is the temple doing?”
The people in Seongguk looked at the temple with questionable expressions.
Even though the situation had progressed like this, seeing them engrossed in internal strife, the question arose, ‘Can I really trust them?’
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Just then, the fire temple moved.
A man suffering from burning all over his body.
The problem was that a huge amount of black magic was coming out of the burning man’s body.
“It’s a warlock!”
“A warlock has infiltrated the Holy Kingdom!”
A warlock discovered by the fire priests.
The serious thing is that they wore white robes like a priest with a pattern that only a priest could put on.
Because it happened in a rural corner of Seongguk, he could have buried it if he wanted to bury it.
But the time was not good.
This incident occurred at a time when the faith of the people of Seongguk was shaken.
As a result, people across the country began to rise up.
“… … It seems like he was aiming for this moment on purpose.”
“It seems so.”
In response to the Pope’s words, the sun sword sharpened his teeth.
The warlock that he had identified in advance was caught at the time when the kingdom was most vulnerable.
Now the Empire was forcing a choice in the Holy Land.
“It means quiet surrender.”
The Pope let out a sigh of relief and sighed.
Like the southern kingdoms, they pretended to be merciful and gave them a chance to surrender in order to use the kingdom’s elite troops.
But is this really good?
Will the Empire really allow themselves to revolt at any time?
I will never do that.
Under strict surveillance, restrictions will be imposed to only exert power on the battlefield, and the elite troops of the Holy Kingdom and Southern Kingdoms will also be torn in all directions.
It was clear that it would be made to be used only for war with the eastern continent thoroughly.
“Actually, it’s strange that the Empire goes this far.”
At the Sunsword’s words, the pope also nodded as if he was of the same opinion.
The fact that it was enough to forcefully push in and finish at the point of occupying the south, giving itself the opportunity to surrender like this is the Empire showing mercy.
Neither the pope nor the emperor the Sunsword knew would show such mercy.
“It seems that the situation in the East Continent is serious enough to save our lives.”
The pope put on a serious expression as he said that.
Hearing everything that had been announced until recently, the Pope thought that what was happening inside Roman was really serious.
“… … Do I have to face the shame again and look to the future?”
Before becoming independent as a holy kingdom, they lived in disgrace for a long time.
However, he was forced to step into the shadow of the empire again. He sighed, blaming God for what happened during his reign.
* * *
A few days later, the Pope, who made a decision, went to the Imperial Army alone.
“I would like to see Your Majesty.”
“Are you here alone?”
At Marquis Sicario’s question, the Pope bit his lip and said,
“The Seongguk wants to punish the demons together with the empire.”
“I will tell your majesty your will.”
After the Marquis Sicario had said these words, he disappeared, and the Dukes of Dave and Wilkshire approached the Pope.
It was intended to attack immediately in case of any nonsense.
But the pope just bowed his head and looked for God.
Was it because the pope came to the Imperial Army alone?
This news quickly spread throughout the northern part, and a few days later, Kariel came directly to the northern part by airship.
“Let’s do well in the future.”
“Thank you for the opportunity.”
The Pope bowed his head as he shook Cariel’s hand.
After shaking hands, in return for the agreement and surrender, he handed over to Kariel the hall that only the Pope of the Holy Land could hold.
At that moment, news of the Pope’s surrender spread throughout the Western Continent, including the Empire.
“The pope who surrendered for the cause! ‘Now is not the time to fight, but the time to join forces! I will do everything in my power to prevent what happened in the East Continent!’」
“Emperor Kariel, impressed by the noble will of the pope! ‘As I respect the noble will of the pope, I will maintain the status of the church and guarantee autonomy!’
Many of the lands the Seongguk had were returned to the Empire, but that didn’t matter. It was important that they kept only the honor and pride they had.
The situation in which it lost its status as a holy state and was satisfied with becoming the only neutral zone in the western continent as a religious state.
They lost most of their hard-earned strength, and their frustration and anger went back to the cardinals and their forces who rebelled against the pope.
“buy… … save… … .”
“It’s late. Please do penance in hell.”
With a firm voice, the pope who killed the cardinal himself said while wiping the blood from his face.
“Wipe it all away. There will be no need for demonic minions in the future crusade.”
At the Pope’s command, the Sunsword lowered its head and quietly drew the sword.
* * *
So, when the pope gave the last order as the supreme leader of the holy kingdom, the empire began preparing to cause a riot in the eastern continent in earnest.
By injecting huge amounts of money, they created one public opinion in all the countries of the eastern continent.
“Should we leave Roman, the enemy of mankind, as it is?”