The Prince Wants To Retire - Chapter 147
The Prince Wants To Retire chapter 147
55. Continent Divided into Three (2)
The chieftain of Golan, who had been contemplating for a long time, looked at the other chiefs and asked.
“What are the chances of surviving with our powers now?”
All the chieftains were silent at his question.
The sight they saw in this Northern War was astonishingly powerful.
The power of the demons was so strong that even those called masters struggled, and the power of each individual was strong enough to destroy the knights.
Such people will continue to come through the demonic gate.
Even Batu, who was said to be the strongest among the nomadic tribes, was still far from master.
‘I got the hang of it. However… … .’
Batu clenched his fists as he thought so, but to be honest, it is not known how long this state will last.
Maybe I will close my eyes after chasing this subtle sensation for the rest of my life.
On the other hand, the number of Pandemonium corps commanders, known as master-level strongmen, will increase more and more.
“… … Abandon this place.”
At Batu’s decision, all the chieftains widened their eyes.
As soon as he made his decision, the opposition immediately rose from their seats. Batu said to them who were indignant.
“So if we fight, can we survive?”
“that… … .”
“The demons aren’t the only problem. Even Roman and Sandria will be targeting us. Can Ignit help us like now? Or the southern kingdoms?”
At Batu’s question, everyone bowed their heads with heavy expressions.
They knew too well.
Everyone will die if we stay here… … .
So, they started the task of sending their future children and women to the south first.
I thought the future should be left to them.
At the very least, they thought they should stay here and let them know that a great people ruled it.
I thought that I would die without any shame by protecting the place my ancestors had been protecting until the end.
“The future is not free. Can we get this place back with just the kids?”
Everyone shut their mouths at Batu’s question.
“We are human before we are a great nation.”
“human… … .”
The chieftains were engrossed in the word human.
“Are you ashamed to fight together for mankind?”
“But abandoning this place… … .”
“Even that mighty Ignit decided to retreat for the future. But what’s wrong with us taking a step back?”
Even Ignit, known as the strongest country in the eastern and western continents, gave up some of the occupied territories for the future and went into crackdown.
Is it time for those who have not even united the peoples to show their pride in a country where even the country that has unified the western continent puts their pride aside for the future?
The chieftains who thought so fell into their thoughts one by one.
Batu did not blame them and waited patiently.
“… … I disagree.”
When the chief who opposed it eventually voted in favor, others also voted in favor one by one.
Then, only one person remained.
As everyone looked at him, he turned to Batu and asked.
“If you promise me one thing, I will agree.”
“someday… … When all wars are over, will you come back here at any cost?”
At his question, Batu nodded as if it were natural.
“of course. A warrior who abandoned his hometown wanders and falls alone. We are just going on a short trip.”
The chief nodded slightly at Batu’s words, got up, got down on one knee, raised his sword with both hands, and handed it to Batu.
“… … you.”
“Please make sure to send my family back to their hometown.”
Batu’s eyes watered at the chief’s words.
Batu, who had been staring at the sword handed to him by the chieftain for a while with bloodshot eyes, picked it up with difficulty.
Seeing Batu devouring one of the great powers, another chieftain offered his sword.
One by one, as their tribes joined the Golan tribe, the chieftains who had been paying attention until the end sighed and handed their swords to Batu.
The largest tribal chief, other than Golan, was the first to go under Batu himself.
Besides, there was no point in holding out any longer as the majority of the tribes had decided to go under Batu.
Lastly, they also did not want to be ignored as they went down to the South.
‘It cannot be a divided nation forever.’
‘Even though I am not a representative of our nation… … .’
To create a leader who is not inferior to the kings of each country in the humiliating situation of abandoning their base.
It was one of the few things they could do now.
“Thank you all. I will definitely bring all the tribes back here. So trust me and hold on for a while.”
Saying that, Batu bowed his head toward the chiefs.
Seeing him like that, the chieftains bowed to mean that they confirmed his will.
* * *
The birth of a new king of nomadic peoples.
And after the decision was made that all the nomadic peoples would leave for the South, things moved quickly.
Once all the nomadic peoples in the north began to make their way south through the east, they added strength to the remaining Eastern Allies.
Then, Sandria’s troops, which had been advancing in a haphazard manner, stopped.
The Roman Emperor, seated on the throne, grinned.
Even the nomadic peoples and the Eastern Allied Forces, who could kill them, were trying to retreat while keeping their power intact.
“Three minutes… … .”
The emperor of Roman, who grasped Kariel’s intentions at once, smiled.
In fact, it was impossible to completely block Sandria’s power with just the two of them working together.
Still, Sandria had a reason to stop her advance.
“It disturbs Sandria’s rear… … . Asmodians are also damaged by the explosion, so it will be difficult to move easily.”
Ignit’s entire army and the southern army keep Roman in check, and in the meantime, he gathers the tribes who rebel against the emperor in Sandria and disturbs them.
And while they were distracted for a while, the eastern allied forces and nomadic peoples began to move south in large numbers.
From Sandria’s point of view, it was difficult to attack the vulnerable point of moving to the south, and it was difficult to move easily because it could be attacked in both directions after touching it incorrectly.
What if Sandria’s rebels hit the back while they hit the Eastern Alliance?
No matter how strong the army was, maintaining two fronts was difficult.
How difficult it was for Ignit, who had the overwhelming military power of the Western Continent, to maintain two fronts by simultaneously attacking the dying Southern Kingdoms and the Holy Kingdom.
If even Ignit did that, it would have been more difficult for Sandria, who was not a perfectly centralized country.
“Nomadic people! Unite around the Golan tribe!”
“The northern peoples all started moving south at once. I declare that war will begin under the League of Humanity!”
“Sandria joined hands with Hell. I propose that the tribes who rebel from within are brought under the League of Humanity.”
As soon as several articles began to burst out, the interior of Roman also became dizzy.
Among the aristocrats inside Roman, who had only been paying attention, more and more people secretly transferred to the League of Humanity.
“No matter how you look at it, this isn’t it.”
“We are human.”
Inside Rome, people treated the current emperor as a madman and sneaked away, and Ignit ate Roman territory metallurgically and marched to the point where the Confederacy and the territory met.
Then those who escaped from Roman began to escape in two directions.
Rather than the south, where surveillance was strengthened, the escape route was divided into east and west.
It was not easy to crack down on this because the shadows helped those who tried to escape while holding the black moon in check.
Even Roman couldn’t control the inside, but there was no way Sandria would be fine.
The Secret Service and spies from the southern states were active, helping the tribes to join the rebels.
In the end, in this golden situation where Ignit and the demons suffered greatly, Roman had to conduct internal crackdowns only.
“I will do everything in my power to punish the traitors.”
The Roman emperor laughed as if he did not care about those who betrayed his country.
The head of the Black Moon said indignantly, but in fact Roman was also in a bad situation. It looks good on the outside, but it is not enough to lose a lot of vast territories, and the troops also suffered huge losses.
“We will need time too. Let it be for now.”
At the Emperor’s command, the head of the Black Moon bowed his head in silence.
They both needed time, and the Roman Emperor accepted Ignit’s proposal.
The important thing for them now was to completely own the central region of the eastern continent together with Sandria.
Thus, by order of the emperor, Roman quietly left those fleeing to the south, and the war entered a lull for a while.
But that didn’t last long either.
“your majesty! The demons have moved.”
“It must be to eat the empty northern part.”
At Tarion’s report, Kariel nodded as if he had expected it.
It was foolish for the nomads to escape and leave the empty North. Although the demons also suffered a lot of damage, it was because they had the strength to occupy the northern part.
While Roman and Sandria were silent because of the Eastern Allies and the nomads who had not yet completely escaped to the south, the demons moved to secure as much territory as possible.
“Just giving the northern part to the demons. Is this decision right?”
“The Ignit Empire, although it has suffered great damage, isn’t it too much to be concerned about?”
Many scholars were divided on this decision to let the demons occupy the northern part of the eastern continent.
I am worried that this decision will not come back as an aftermath later.
Some scholars said it was an unavoidable decision, but there were also scholars who insisted that the demons should be suppressed as much as possible for the future.
In the end, only time will tell which one is right.
* * *
“The Continent Divided”
Cariel opened the morning newspaper and let out a small sigh.
On the map, the spheres of influence of the demons, Roman, and Ignit were drawn just like Kariel had drawn.
In fact, opinions were divided even within Ignit with this decision. Even the highly loyal Ignit is like this, so other countries must be worse.
Nevertheless, it was not a bad result for Kariel to personally evaluate.
“It’s done because I bought time.”
After muttering that, Kariel looked out the window.
The knights gathered in the giant’s fortress could be seen training here and there.
As befits the fortress, Ignit’s largest base on the eastern continent, all kinds of people gathered in the fortress, which was much more expanded than before.
In addition, he was thinking of connecting to the railroad through the Canyon of the Giant.
Even though the northern region was given to the demons, during that time, Ignit would have a more perfect supply line.
In addition, the knights and soldiers injured in this war needed time to return to the front again.
But these were all secondary issues.
“… … Glenn.”
What Kariel was waiting for was Glenn.
The strongest knight who saved the empire in his previous life.
He just rises again. It was a situation where life and death came and went after suffering a fatal wound, but rather it came to me as a blessing.
“The Grand Master… … .”
The last move the demon king showed.
The blow so powerful that the demon king had to fall asleep again seemed to come as a big shock to Glenn.
And at the last moment, it seemed like he realized something while cutting off a little bit of that power.
If this realization was the path to the next step, the defeat in the north was not regrettable at all.
“Your Majesty, may I come in?”
I woke up from my thoughts with the order to come in to the question of the chief chamberlain.
“okay. How about the Duke of Wilkshire?”
“Fortunately, there are no mental problems. However, it will take time to get used to it because it revived the left arm that was lost in the explosion.”
“What about my injuries?”
“It is also serious. It looks like the mana circuit is going to be broken in general and it will take a lot of time to recover.”
At the words of the valet, Kariel let out a small sigh.
It was said that the Duke of Walkshire might not recover until the war started again.
“Still, I lived.”
The use of the mage was not just about force. His understanding of magic and mana reading eyes served the Empire in many ways.
“Don’t think about moving in a hurry, and just focus on your recovery. Because I have a lot of time.”
“I will tell you that.”
The maid, who answered with a bow, quietly left the office.
Glenn, who had recovered to a certain extent, entered the training for closing, the Duke of Walkshire, and the remaining masters, each in their own way to improve their lack of power.
And Kariel also entered the closing practice. He felt how powerful his power would be in the future battle, so he set aside everything and focused on increasing his armed forces.
* * *
When Ignit quietly strengthened his inner strength and increased his strength, the friction between the Asmodians and the Roman & Sandria Union, who had almost pacified the North, began.
It started in the Northeast.
Twenty years have passed since Kariel was born.
At this time, when he became emperor in his previous life, a great war to divide the continent was about to begin.