The Prince Wants To Retire - Chapter 148
The Prince Wants To Retire chapter 148
56. war about to begin
A brief period of peace arrived just before the great war, and everyone was anxious about when this peace would be broken.
However, contrary to expectations that it would break quickly, the uncomfortable peace lasted for quite a long time.
Unlike the peaceful times, the demons quickly occupied the empty northern part, and they grew rapidly by turning those who fled from Roman or the central region into demons.
Roman also achieved tremendous growth while conquering Sandria and the central region.
Roman, who once went from the strongest point in the Eastern Continent to the brink of destruction, has regained the fortress of the past.
The southern region was also active.
Based on its large population, it has achieved tremendous growth by multiplying the scale of maritime trade several times. In addition, newspapers imported from Ignit further accelerated their development.
Ignit has also achieved tremendous growth. This is because it was Ignit that drove the growth of the Humanity Federation.
「New engine development!」
「More advanced non-collinear development!」
“Magical tool production more than 10 times larger than before!”
Contrary to the fact that the western continent has achieved tremendous growth while continuing to develop, the news of the emperors and masters who have crossed over to the eastern continent has been quiet.
as to why this is a problem.
“A new demon commander appears!”
「Roman, a new master is born! The leader of the Black Moon who can freely use two powers.”
“King of the Golan, finally break the wall and become a Master!”
「King Wingsar, a stronger force than before through a magic sword?」
「Sandria’s hidden master, the sword of the desert and the magician of the earth appears!」
It wasn’t just this.
The unmanned soldiers entering the 6th stage were also announced frequently, and the entire continent combined new announcements into one and selected the 100 best unmanned soldiers on the continent.
The problem is that there is no change in Ignit compared to strong warriors from other countries who are increasing day by day.
Some even suspected that the damage to Ignit was greater than expected.
And this suspicion grew over time.
In such a situation, Roman, who had finally strengthened himself, began to move.
「Roman and demons collided in the northeast. What the hell is there?」
Where common sense doesn’t make sense.
Demons and Roman collided in order to have a rough area where it is difficult to grow a single blade of grass. Those who had only noticed the area so far suddenly started sending troops to the area.
And this news also reached the ears of Kariel, who was training in the closed hall.
“Are we finally starting?”
After muttering that, Kariel looked at the chamberlain and asked.
“Do you think you have found the gates of hell?”
“I don’t think so.”
“Did you find only traces yet?”
While Kariel muttered that, she looked at the report handed to her by the chamberlain.
“Land of the Dead”
1. An alpine region that crosses the snowfields in the north and the deserts in the south.
2. Huge basins are formed in some places.
3. Suspicious powers are sleeping all over the plateau. (It is likely to be a power related to hell.)
4. Difficult to enter due to mana regurgitation and bizarre natural phenomena.
Based on the report handed over by the chamberlain, the land of death was a land that was difficult for ordinary beings to enter.
However, this was also the case in Roman’s North.
There were many areas presumed to be traces of the mythical age and places where strange powers remained.
‘The conclusion was a joke.’
When they occupied the North, they found out through the Secret Guard that only remnants of the power of those who had achieved greatness in the Age of Myths remained.
The demons also knew this, and after Ignit withdrew at first, they searched the northern part of old Roman like teeth.
And after a while, they marched madly to the vicinity of the land of death.
In line with this, Sandria also gathered a large army near the land of the dead. Been like that for several years.
“Three years… … . The peace did last longer than I expected.”
Saying that, Kariel smiled.
The irony is that the Great War was about to begin in conjunction with the time when he became emperor in his previous life.
“At this point at the latest, I was going to hand over the emperor’s seat and spit it out… … It has become difficult.”
The valet smiled bitterly at Kariel’s murmuring.
“… … One day you will be able to achieve it.”
“I hope so.”
At the words of the chieftain, Kariel smiled and got up from his seat.
“I’ve been leaning too far all this time, and my whole body is aching. Now, the empire must also prepare to move.”
Having said that, Kariel left the training center with the chief of staff.
Kariel, who had been quietly training in the giant’s fortress, finally came out.
That was not enough, so he boarded the airship to go directly to the capital of the empire, which had been left only to his two younger brothers.
“I thought you would stay in the fortress.”
“We need to do a final check before the next war.”
At Tarion’s question, Kariel smiled and said.
“But did you persuade Sir Akelio?”
“Because I am a master too.”
As the commander of the Imperial Palace Knights, it was Tarion who persuaded Akelio to follow him.
Currently, Akelio has recently gotten a clue and was training. So I didn’t want to disturb him.
Right before the Great War, he couldn’t let him forsake the opportunity to improve his skills even a little for a trivial reason.
“Your Majesty, the arrival is coming soon.”
“already? Are you fast?”
I thought I would have to stop by a few more stops, but when I arrived sooner than expected, Kariel made a surprised expression.
“How high is the output?”
He poked his tongue out at a speed different from the airship that Kariel knew.
In the reports I’ve been receiving, I thought it was because there were only difficult terms such as roughly how much output increased, less resistance compared to the existing structure, etc.
But when I got on it, I felt it.
“The speed of the train has also become much faster.”
At Tarion’s words, Kariel smiled and nodded.
“It is clear that there has been progress.”
Cariel smiled at the view of the capital city below.
Although the old-fashioned buildings still remain, high-rise buildings were scattered everywhere, and tall buildings such as the horse tower and numerous workshops gathered around it were seen.
It was also seen that a huge number of factories were built in the vicinity of the capital.
“With no outside threat, they are expanding like crazy.”
Since there was no longer a threat to Ignit in the Western Continent, major buildings outside the capital had increased enormously.
Unlike the reports I had received, seeing it in person made it possible to see at a glance what changes Ignit had undergone over the past three years.
Surprises continued even after the airship carrying Kariel landed in the capital.
It was because it was confirmed that the standard of living of the people of the empire had risen so much that it was difficult to know that there had been a series of wars.
“There are more and more people of the empire wearing high-quality fabrics brought in from the south.”
After muttering like that, Kariel smirked.
Ornaments and fabrics, which were once the exclusive property of the nobility, have now come to be worn by the majority of wealthy peoples of the empire.
The authority of the nobility, which had been so blocked, has now been liberated to such a degree that it can be felt that much of it has been passed on to the people of the Empire.
“Meet Your Majesty!”
Upon arriving in front of the Imperial Palace, the ministers and their two younger brothers paid their respects to Kariel.
Indeed, almost all the officials seemed to have gathered to welcome Kariel, who had returned to the Imperial Palace after a long absence.
“Everyone is busy, so please don’t do this. They go to the conference hall with me.”
Having said that, Kariel took the two younger brothers and the ministers and headed straight to the conference hall. It was okay to rest to commemorate the return to the Imperial Palace, but the situation was not good.
“Finally, Roman and the demons moved.”
As soon as they arrived at the meeting room, Kariel opened her mouth and looked at the ministers.
“Maybe this meeting will be the last time they see me.”
At Kariel’s words, the atmosphere in the conference hall suddenly began to darken.
“… … your majesty.”
The prime minister was about to say something, but Kariel raised his hand to stop it and shook his head.
“Maybe it will be the last time, but we can’t let the throne remain undisturbed forever.”
At Kariel’s words, the pupils of the ministers and the two younger siblings widened.
“your majesty! Your Majesty is still young… … .”
“You’d better get married!”
The two younger siblings strongly protested and tried to dissuade Kariel.
It was the same with other substitutes.
In fact, while the period of peace continued, what the ministers requested several times was marriage.
But Kariel refused.
The moment the war started, Kariel had to stand on the front line.
If he died, a child born a few years old could become emperor. I thought it would be better not to get married at all.
‘My marriage will happen after that if I come back alive!’
He had said this to the ministers who urged him whenever he had a chance, and that situation has continued to this day.
However, the next emperor could not be left insecure forever.
“Your Majesty, get married right now and leave.”
“Does a wedding really have to be grandiose?”
“you’re right. There are many candidates. The princess of the dukedom and the younger sister of the leader of Iron are also fine.”
At the words of the officials, Kariel smiled wryly and shook her head.
“The next emperor will be you, Luffiel.”
Rufiel’s pupils began to tremble at Kariel’s words.
“And Seriel, if I ever die, go over to the giant’s fortress and take charge of the army. We must prevent the demons and the monsters from Hell from crossing over to the West Continent.”
At Kariel’s words, Seriel’s expression also darkened.
He sighed as he saw his older brother talking as if he could die at any moment.
“If it’s burdensome, hold out for a few years and hand it over to Miriel.”
Kariel said while looking at Luffiel who was feeling burdened.
It was Miriel who was just a little girl when Kariel left. At such a young age, she grew rapidly while overseeing the imperial palace’s budget, and now she was even helping with the Treasury Department, albeit a little.
If she grows up like this for a few more years, Miriel will become an existence comparable to Kariel.
“Are you sure you have to do it yourself?”
Chancellor Winston, who had not yet retired, looked at Kariel and asked.
I wanted to give it to Luther right away and retire, but circumstances did not give me a chance to retire. That’s why Kariel smiled at Winston, who was keeping his place while playing in the goal net.
“I must have sufficiently proved my strength.”
“Haona… … .”
“I must have proved far better to wipe out the armies of Hell than to hold my post here. I should have told you about the results of my training.”
At Kariel’s words, Winston sighed silently.
“Everyone seems to understand, so let’s finish the rest.”
After saying that, Kariel looked at her two younger siblings and said.
“I will make Rufiel the Crown Prince, and I will appoint Seriel as the Commander-in-Chief of the Western Continent. In my absence, I will have the authority to command all forces in the East Continent. The ministers must understand my will and prepare for the appointment ceremony for the crown prince and commander-in-chief as soon as possible.”
“I take orders!”
All the ministers bowed their heads in response to Kariel’s order.
After everyone left the conference room, only the prime minister was left in the conference room.
“I think I should stay in the imperial palace a little longer.”
“… … I think I will stay until I die.”
Cariel smiled as he looked at Winston who had given up on his retirement.
“Looking at the report, Luther seemed to be doing well. Slowly start taking over.”
Winston’s eyes widened at his words.
At the news he had not expected, he looked at Kariel several times and doubted his ears.