The Prince Wants To Retire - Chapter 135
The Prince Wants To Retire chapter 135
51. Roman power revealed (2)
As Roman prepared a move, Ignit’s army, which seemed to be overwhelming, began to struggle.
The main force of the Ignite Empire retreated back after failing to penetrate the giant’s fortress, which seemed to be able to penetrate at once.
The following armies were also tied up by demons and demons.
“It’s not easy either.”
Kariel, who received a report on the war situation in the capital, smiled.
Then, the military commander made a puzzled expression. It was because Kariel didn’t look too bad, unlike when she reported the report while nervous.
“Your teammates are struggling, but you look happy.”
Even Tarion, who was by his side, asked with a puzzled expression.
“Because the enemies have revealed their hidden power.”
As Kariel said that, he put on an expression that he had taken a break.
He had to think that if he hadn’t revealed his hidden power until the end, he might have a more serious plan than he thought.
That’s why it was better to show it like this.
“Did even a corps commander-level demon show up?”
“Yes. Sir Glenn is blocking it well, but it can be dangerous because he is still inexperienced.”
Kariel laughed at Tarion’s report.
“Don’t worry about that.”
“Glenn will do a good job blocking it.”
“According to the Haona records, the Demon Corps Commander showed a higher level of strength among the Masters on average.”
As if he had been researching the Demon Corps leader in the meantime, Tarion recited what characteristics he had.
Nevertheless, Kariel was relaxed.
‘If he’s that guy, he’ll grow even more while dealing with the Demon Corps commander.’
Before returning, Glenn had his talents bloomed later than in this life.
There was only one reason why he rose to the rank of grand master before he turned 30.
It was because he had grown at a crazy speed while killing the black magicians and demons.
Before becoming a master, he had been cutting high-ranking demons, and after becoming a master, he had countless battles with beings at the level of demon corps commanders.
For a while, when all the Masters except him died, Glenn was the one who supported the empire alone.
There was no reason for him to get lost because he met only one demon corps commander.
“It’s Glenn, how about the Marquis Sicario and the Pope?”
This time, Tharion said as if he had nothing to worry about.
It is an army with the strongest sword in the western continent, demons, and a pope called Sanggeuk.
The Northern Army, which is famous for its elite army, and a number of Paladins and Priests are combined.
“but… … Unless even the Demon King appears, it will be difficult to subdue them.”
It would be difficult to deal with the strongest army in the Western Continent at this time with any number of demons or demons.
Contrary to what is recorded in the ancient books, the demons were not an invincible army.
So, even if the demon army was summoned, I didn’t have to worry too much.
But the Demon King was different.
A record of the Demon King recorded in numerous ancient books.
And if you look at the records of the warriors who defeated him, most of them did not kill the Demon King, but only sent him back to the Demon Realm.
Therefore, if the Demon King appears at this point, Kariel will also be nervous.
‘It’s not quite that far yet.’
If the Demon King shows signs of appearing on the continent, it will most likely affect the continent.
Even if he was summoned from the hinterland of Roman, a demonic storm would occur so powerful that a black storm could be seen in the Mountains of Giants.
Other than that, there was nothing that could pose a threat to Kariel at this point.
The problem is hell.
Because it was Kariel who had experienced her previous life, she knew that the power of the demon king was as strong as described in the legend.
What if hell is like that?
‘I must stop it unconditionally.’
Even a brief opening of the gates of hell was enough to turn some areas into a land of death, so it had to be blocked unconditionally.
The problem is that I haven’t been able to find a place where the Hell Gate might be.
“Tarion, where is the demon gate?”
“It’s like a conflict zone between the Romans and the nomadic peoples.”
“Is the gates of hell still there?”
At Tarion’s answer, Kariel sighed.
Even if it was underground, the demons who devoured Roman would have found it somehow.
However, according to Tharion’s report, demons were wandering around. If that’s the case, then you probably haven’t found the gates of hell.
“They’re likely to be in the basement or in Sandria… … . Servant, what about Sandria?”
“There have been no results yet. I am sorry.”
At the words of the valet, Kariel waved his hand as if it was okay.
The desert area is unknown even to Ignit.
The biggest problem is, above all, how many tribes there may be in that vast territory.
There was not enough time to find all the tribes, even the few tribes.
Kariel did not know how the Sandria Empire would move.
One thing is for sure, given that the major tribes found traces of contact with Roman, it is highly likely that this is not a good direction for mankind.
So right now I had to hope they didn’t move. It could not be ruled out that if Hellgate was in Sandria, they could use Hell in the future.
‘We are not in a situation to cover Sandria yet.’
Cariel thought so and looked at the military minister.
“For now, please tell the commanders of each army not to move in haste.”
“The short game is already over. If that’s the case, a completely long-term battle might be the answer.”
At Kariel’s words, the military minister put on a puzzled expression.
“Have you thought about it?”
Saying so, Kariel opened the map and tapped the northern part of the eastern continent.
“Only confronting the nomadic people until they move.”
“Will the countries of the eastern continent accept it?”
Tarion frowned at Kariel’s words and said.
Even Ignit would be burdensome if it went into a long-term battle. Even the Empire was like this, let alone other countries.
“It will be fine.”
Kariel smiled as she said that.
In fact, from the very beginning, Kariel did not see that the war with Roman could be ended in a short period of time.
‘There’s no way a Roman emperor would be defeated easily.’
That’s why I had the super long term in mind.
“for now… … .”
Kariel told the military minister and Tarion what he thought.
After failing to capture the giant’s fortress, he planned to kill Roman by pressing him from all sides.
To do so, he held a meeting with the military minister and Tarion until late at night.
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Just then, the Foreign Minister’s voice was heard.
“your majesty! It’s a big deal!”
“What’s going on?”
“It is said that demons appeared in the Wingsar camp. In addition, the army entering from the east is also having difficulty advancing due to the appearance of demon dragons. They asked me to tell them that the countries on the eastern continent are currently retreating due to the demons.”
When the foreign minister broke into a cold sweat and posted the report at the sudden news, Kariel nodded lightly this time.
However, the military commander’s complexion darkened.
“A group of demon dragons appeared, but if you look at the gathered troops, they are enough to penetrate, so they just retreat?”
“They say a mage appeared.”
The Minister of Foreign Affairs nodded his head at the question of the military base.
“In both places, Roman’s new mage has appeared.”
At the Minister’s words, Kariel smiled and said.
“It is most likely mine.”
Unless a great genius like Glenn appears, there is no way a mage will appear so suddenly.
Even the Duke of Wilkshire had to spend an enormous amount of time to become a perfect mage even after crossing the wall. If the mage suddenly appeared without such a time, there was only one thing.
“Minister of the military.”
“… … Yes.”
At Kariel’s question, the military minister bowed his head.
He, too, fully accepted Kariel’s plan.
Although a long-term war was in mind, he thought that it could end in a short-term war depending on how the allied forces of the Eastern Continental countries were active.
But even that hope was completely over.
“With this, hopes for a short-term war are completely over, so let’s turn to a long-term one.”
“… … Yes, Your Majesty.”
Hearing Kariel’s words, the military minister sighed and said.
The best way to end a war is to end it without a war, but the next best thing is to end it with a short-term war with minimal damage.
Even if there is no damage, dragging them to a long-term war is the worst because it consumes a lot of materials.
“Then, I guess I can set my direction with certainty now.”
Kariel smiled as she said that.
“Call everyone instead. It is a change of strategy.”
“Yes! your majesty.”
* * *
At Kariel’s order, ministers who were slowly going to work late at night gathered at the emperor’s palace.
“Don’t even think about going home today.”
At Kariel’s words, the ministers lowered their heads and let out a small sigh.
“This is what you guys are going to do today.”
After saying that, Kariel wrote the name of the operation in large letters on a piece of paper.
「Operation Name: Dried Roman to Kill!」
When Kariel made the framework for a long-term battle to dry Roman to death, all the ministers rushed in and made flesh and skin.
1. Build a fort at the point you pushed in to solidify your territory.
2. Continuing espionage warfare near Roman borders.
3. The starting point of a large-scale war is set when the nomadic tribes move.
4. Thoroughly block Sandria from contacting Roman.
Having largely decided on four policies, they drew up the details of the operation to enter the long-term war.
Dividing the occupied Roman territory was to be decided in earnest later, and the land was divided mainly into countries connected to Roman.
Thoroughly facilitating supplies in the home country.
And constantly harassing him as if he would hit Roman right now.
The core of this operation was not allowing trade with any country, and constantly causing local warfare and drying them to death.
“Do you think the nomads will move?”
At Tarion’s question, Kariel nodded with a confident expression.
Then the military minister tilted his head as if he did not understand.
“Unless Roman is an idiot, there is no way we can make more enemies here.”
“Roman will be like that.”
Kariel smiled as she said that.
Certainly Roman wouldn’t want to make more enemies here.
But will the demons do the same?
I was able to firmly shake my head at Kariel, who had experienced a previous life.
Dealing with demons itself is to carry mental instability, but are all the demon commanders who have reached the peak of it normal?
Among them, most of them behaved as they pleased unless the demon king gave a direct order.
There were a lot of guys who were madly charged with their strength, and the empire in the previous life used it to destroy them one by one.
‘It will be the same this time.’
As it was confirmed that the demon corps commander had already passed in this lifetime, there was a high probability that there were more demon corps commanders inside Roman.
Will they really be able to stand the boredom of sitting still?
It couldn’t be.
If you can’t move to another place, the humans around you will also try to slaughter.
He couldn’t touch his ally Roman, so there was only one place left.
“If the demons destroy the tribes around the Roman border, the Golan will move.”
At Kariel’s words, the ministers nodded their heads slightly.
But still, most of the faces were questionable. There was not enough information about the chief of the Golan tribe, and there was not enough information about the demons, so there was no choice but to do so.
For that reason, the current Kariel could only say these words to the ministers.
I’m just telling you to believe.
But they had no choice but to follow them.
They sometimes gave orders that were different from their expectations, but none of those orders were unsuccessful.
He bowed his head, thinking that this time too, the same result would be obtained.
“When the golan moves, does it hit right away?”
At Tarion’s question, Kariel shook her head.
“I should give him time to unify the North.”
“That’s when you tangent to the Golan.”
Kariel nodded at Tarion’s words.
In order to unify the northern part of Golando, which is now being pushed back stubbornly, an enormous amount of supplies will be needed.
At that time, you will have no choice but to join hands with Ignit.
The new plan, which lasted until late at night, was communicated to the other nations of the Human League immediately that day.
* * *
and the next day,
“All countries have agreed to your proposal.”
“great. Let’s start by drying Roman off and kill him.”
In response to the report from the head of the chamber, Kariel spoke with sharp eyes.
And right on that day, a new fortress began to be built in the middle of the Giant’s Road.