The Prince Wants To Retire - Chapter 136
The Prince Wants To Retire chapter 136
51. Roman power revealed (3)
As the fortress was built in the middle of the iron wall and the giant’s fortress, the main forces of the Ignit Empire stopped attacking and gathered around the newly built fortress.
At the same time, the countries of the eastern continent, except for Roman, also began to build fortresses in key areas while managing the occupied territories.
And this news was delivered straight to the Roman emperor.
“Is it a long game?”
“It seems so.”
“It’s a ploy to dry us to death.”
The Emperor smiled as he said that.
In Roman, Ignit’s propensity for the emperor was known right away.
A person who perfectly inherited the power of the first emperor, as well as his age-appropriate maturity and determination.
But this was not all.
1. Knows detailed information about warlocks and demons.
– It is highly likely that you knew it from information that came down to the Secret Guard or the Emperor.
-The possibility that information was obtained through unknown powers due to imperial blood cannot be ruled out.
※There is a high possibility of receiving information from the summoned summoned by Emperor Ignit.
2. High propensity to reduce damage and conserve power
-It is highly likely that they are preparing for a war with the demons.
-High tendency to prepare for threats that they are not aware of.
-There is a possibility of sacrificing oneself to reduce damage.
Kariel’s tendencies that Roman understood were roughly like this.
This time, too, the intention to conserve power was significant.
‘How far will the Emperor of Ignite look?’
I wondered if he was planning as much as the future he saw, or if he was looking beyond it.
One thing is for sure, he thought that Emperor Ignit would have hidden as many secrets as he did.
‘I’d like to have a conversation while looking at it at least once.’
It was time to smile thinking about that.
“your majesty! Shadows of the Empire are said to be attacking the northern region.”
When one of the attendants hurriedly ran and prostrated himself, the emperor asked with a calm expression.
“It has already been discovered. It is estimated that many demons, including anti-demons, were killed by the shadows.”
“The demon commander must be running rampant.”
“… … Yes.”
As the Roman emperor spoke with a smile, the man who came in to report silently bowed his head.
Then, while looking at it, the man in the robe looked at the emperor.
“It seems that Ignit knows that it is difficult for us to control demons.”
At the words of the man wearing the robe, the emperor burst into laughter as if he had eaten one.
The relationship between Roman and demons is just an alliance.
The Emperor of Ignit seemed to be well aware of this.
“Are you from the Ignit side? Or is it information that comes down to them?”
A decision that is difficult to make unless you know that it is not controlled by the demons.
“The demon commander is raging to wipe out the humans who attacked them. order!”
“You know best that the expansion of the Demon Realm Gate will be slow without him. Are you still running around?”
“I’m arguing that it won’t take long to wipe out a few humans.”
As one of the demon commanders had already gone to stop Ignit’s master, the speed of the demon gate expansion was very slow.
In such a situation, it would be very time consuming if even one of the remaining corps commanders fell out.
This is because, as the accelerated gate expansion construction is stopped, it will inevitably take another time to achieve normal speed again.
Still, if you look at the demon corps leader, Yugi, it seems that the demons are those who prioritize instinct over reason.
“It would be impossible.”
At the words of the demon corps commander, the Roman Emperor shook his head and said.
It is true that if you come back within a few days, there will be no major problems. However, in his view, it was unlikely that the demon corps leader would annihilate the shadows of Ignit and return within a few days.
‘There was no way that Emperor Ignit attacked clumsily. The demon commander must have prepared for the possibility of an attack.’
The emperor of Roman thought this way, but there was no way to control the commander of the Demon Corps.
“Jim’s idea is the opposite… … I don’t think he will listen. You guys will figure it out.”
“… … We will do our best to block it.”
At the emperor’s words, the robed man quietly got up and disappeared.
A secret pact between Roman and the black magicians.
Since it is an act that violates the central content, if you speak well, you may be able to control the commander of the demon corps.
However, the Roman emperor saw a high possibility that it would not be controlled. Nevertheless, the reason why I leave it alone is because I can afford it.
“Your Majesty, is it okay if I leave it as it is?”
The one who was a servant got up and looked at the Roman Emperor.
Then the king laughed and said:
“Once Jim has spoken, we just pretend to listen for a moment. In the end, he will be arrogant.”
“Haona… … .”
“number 1. You are always worried.”
The man called No. 1 by the emperor bowed his head silently.
“How can you lead the Black Moon with such a heart? You should also be able to see the situation in a relaxed manner.”
No. 1, the leader of the Black Moon with his head bowed down.
If there is a shadow in Ignit, there is a black moon in Roman.
“One day, I will have to bump into the shadow bastards, so why not use it?”
“I will work harder.”
No. 1 responds to the emperor’s words while gritting his teeth.
As an organization under the direct control of the emperor, they originated from Ignit. Founded out of necessity after seeing their direct subordinate, the Shadow, and named it as the opposite of the fire and sun that Ignit worships.
That’s why the Black Moon had a strong hostility towards the shadows.
“I don’t know if I’m losing to the shadows at this rate.”
“… … With our current strength, we can destroy the Shadows as well as their vaunted Secret Guard.”
Looking at No. 1, who showed confidence, the emperor smiled.
Being No. 1, who is famous for not telling lies, the emperor nodded and said to No. 1.
“Leave the demons alone.”
Anyway, demons are just words useful to the emperor.
The Demon King would also think of the Roman emperor that way.
Fragile alliances where each sees them as tools to achieve their goals.
Then, what corner does the emperor believe in?”
“… … contact the tribe I guess I’ll have to borrow ‘them’ for a bit.”
Number 1, who understood what the emperor was saying, quietly disappeared.
Looking at it, a smile was painted on his lips.
“I wonder how the Emperor of Ignit will turn out.”
When he saw the people he called, he was curious about how Kariel would react, so he hoped that day would come as soon as possible.
If it was ‘he’ who overcame many crises and eventually pushed Roman to this point, he would immediately know what this meant when they appeared in Roman’s land.
The real war that the emperor of Roman thought would start right then.
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Emperor Roman’s expectations for Kariel.
And Kariel’s vigilance towards Emperor Roman.
Unlike the two emperors who acknowledged each other, the situation was developing more and more fiercely.
「Scarecrow Roman. The real ‘enemies’ are warlocks and demons!”
“A demon corps leader that existed only in ancient books. Is the Demon King’s Advent approaching?”
It took less than a week for those outbreaks during the war to spread throughout the eastern continent. But more serious than this, the overheated aspect of the war entered a lull.
Instead, all roads to Roman were blocked.
In such a situation, as the demons began to run rampant, they began to affect the entire Roman border area.
“Isolated Roman. If you stay like this, you will die.”
“Raging demons. The key to unlocking Roman’s blockade?”
At this fact that spread to the capital of Ignit, Kariel laughed.
“You are doing well.”
As Kariel praised the shadows, Tarion lowered his head slightly.
Blockade of Roman.
It’s certainly effective, but it’s not enough on its own.
To stop the demons, who started this war in the first place.
For that purpose, Kariel decided to touch the demons. He sent the shadows towards the cold canyon to keep the demons and demons in check.
At first, it was only shadows, but now even the paladins joined in and started an operation to destroy the demons in earnest.
「Establishment of the Great Demon Special Forces! “Demon Hunter”
That is, Kariel, who even created a special unit for the demons, created a special unit by mixing a paladin, a priest, and some of the shadows.
In addition, while deploying effective weapons against the demons, they continued to push their troops into the canyon of the cold.
“The commander of the demon army?”
“I am running wild in anger. They say that they are only killing the people of Roman who loved us because they could not find us.”
“That… … .”
At Tarion’s report, Kariel put on a sad expression.
The commander of the demon corps, who radiates so powerful that it can be seen even in the Mountains of Giants and kills only loved ones.
It was unfortunate that commoners who could not influence the war died, but there was nothing they could do.
Since Roman is an enemy at this point, they are also only enemies of Ignit.
“How are the demons moving?”
“Some people have tried to dig traps to catch special forces.”
“Slowly, they are seriously trying to stop us.”
At first, the damage was insignificant.
He deliberately killed only a few low-level demons or dozens of demons and retreated.
From the point of view of the demons, other places are more urgent, so they ignored insignificant damage.
But what if it repeats itself every day, and even happens in multiple places?
Damage that can never be ignored will accumulate.
And finally, the limits of what the demons could endure were crossed.
“Did you take all the kids?”
“Yes. Judging from the situation going back, there is a high possibility that the Demon Corps commander will come directly to the Cold Gorge.”
“Your temperamental bull kid endured a lot.”
A demon corps commander with bull horns.
Kariel knew him well because he was a familiar person he had experienced in his previous life.
A strong man who won the position of corps commander only through force, but he was just as ignorant. He was like an idiot who would rush at an enemy once he saw it.
“Don’t forcefully approach it just to find out more, and completely remove it.”
Tarion nodded and replied to Kariel’s command.
Kariel’s efforts to train demon hunters were not insignificant.
He ordered the magic workshop to make a special weapon by withdrawing the already insufficient funds, and gathered paladins and priests from temples in each region, including the church.
And the priest trains as a ranger to compensate for his lack of physical ability.
He taught the Paladins stealth and assassination techniques.
Among the shadows, those who could receive even a little divine power from the Church of Fire were gathered.
That’s why there was no need to worry too much even if he ran into the Demon Commander.
“The North is now. Leave only those who will defend the fort.”
“What about the rest of us?”
“They say demons are rampaging near the Giant’s Road?”
“I will place them there.”
At Kariel’s command, Tarion lowered his head and retreated.
After suffering so much, the demons and demons dug a trap near the frigid canyon and waited, so it was only right that they fall into it.
Too much of anything is worse than not enough.
Since the purpose was faithfully fulfilled, it was better to completely withdraw the troops and turn them elsewhere.
“I wonder how an ignorant cow calf will react.”
The guys who bullied them only gave them medicine and disappeared.
How will an ignorant guy who can’t stand his anger come out because he has lost the target of his anger?
I will find a target to release the anger that I can’t control somehow.
“The North is likely to be strong.”
After muttering that, Kariel smiled.
The moment the Demon Corps leader crossed the Roman border, Ignit had an opportunity to intervene in the northern part of the East Continent.
Due to the demons, the situation in which Roman is kept in check from all sides is completed.
“ruler! Shall we show you the remaining number?”
After muttering that, Kariel took a picture of the Roman capital drawn on the map.