The Prince Wants To Retire - Chapter 189
The Prince Wants To Retire chapter 189
Abduction 4. A new continent full of problems? (3)
Like Kariel’s wind, most New World countries were startled by the news that Ignit’s elite army was coming, and most accepted Ignit’s proposal.
But there are those who are not.
“There are some people who need to be scolded to come to their senses.”
As if there were children earning hawks, some countries centered on the Kava persisted.
“Is it strange?”
Kariel made a face that he didn’t understand.
If it was the assumption that Ignit wouldn’t move, I would understand.
However, Kariel was moving with the two Grand Masters and the highest level of Ignit.
Power that can be finished in a short war without going to a long one.
Even in such a situation, the fact that they were so relaxed made me tilt my head.
And the reason was found out while taking a break at a stopover in the middle of the New Continental route.
“I know why.”
Tarion hurriedly came in and reported to Kariel.
“So you believe in the remnants of the past that went over to the new continent, right?”
At Kariel’s words, Tarion nodded and replied.
Currently, beings worshiped as gods in the New World.
Their powers were rated above master level. The nations of the new continent believe in them.
Even in the New Continent, master-level strongmen existed. However, the master was thoroughly applied to one of the remnants of the past.
“Currently, among the countries of the new continent, beings who seem powerful are worshiped as gods.”
“Assuming that each country in question collects the remnants of the past, even if only a few countries gather, we can exceed our strength.”
“You seem to think so.’
Kariel smiled at Tarion’s answer.
“What do you think? Do you think we will lose if they gather the gods to fight?”
Tarion smiled at Kariel’s question.
“It can’t be.”
“From your point of view, what is the level of the remnants of the past on the New Continent? Do you look like a grand master?”
Tarion shook his head resolutely at Kariel’s question.
First of all, it was difficult to see the remnants of the past as grand masters unconditionally just because the master of the new continent was applied.
Even among the masters, there was a difference in level.
This is because even Marquis Sicario, who was called the strongest in the West Continent before the Great War, showed an overwhelming superiority in one-on-one confrontation.
It wouldn’t be that low level.
No matter how low the level of the Masters in the New Continent was, if they showed an overwhelming advantage over the Masters, it was enough to be wary of.
“Absolutely no Grand Master level. If you treat it well, it looks like a remnant of the past when you stayed in Asgard.”
Tarion shook his head resolutely this time as well.
“It’s probably like the thunderbirds we hunted in the East.”
“Are you sure?”
“Yes. A rough confirmation has already been completed through a number of merchants and our agents.”
As soon as Tarion answered, he turned over the back page of Kariel’s report and confirmed it.
It was simple to check.
Agents above a certain level are disguised as mercenaries and identified, at least roughly. Many of those worshiped as gods are monsters whose spirituality has not been established.
Looking at the forces they displayed, I compared and analyzed the war images of the past great wars.
And by comparing it with the monsters in the Western Continent, he tracked the size of his power. At the same time, I also listened to advice from merchants who witnessed ‘God’.
“You have to be good enough to be at the level of a thunderbird… … . Is that enough for the Masters of Ignit to be able to deal with?”
Tarion shows confidence.
“Is Quetzalcoatl at this level?”
“… … The snake is still unknown. What is certain is that at least it has a definite advantage over other ‘gods’ in the New World.”
At Tarion’s words, Kariel sighed.
I expected it to be.
Perhaps, before ascending to Asgarda, it may have to be assumed that he had the power close to that of the Demon King.
In the worst case, he may have the power of the Demon King just before he becomes a god.
But I wasn’t afraid.
‘Since then, I haven’t just been playing.’
Cariel, thinking that, brightened his eyes and prepared for any possible situation.
Although there are no summoned bodies, including Surt, he was confident that he could exert a similar power at that time.
Above all, in case of an emergency, you can summon summoned creatures again.
It will consume a lot of power in the process, but if the summoners returned, they were confident that even a huge snake would be roasted.
Above all, Kariel was not fighting alone.
There were even Glenn, who showed skills beyond the heyday of his previous life, and Marquis Sicario, who was growing rapidly.
Because of them, Kariel headed to the new continent with confidence.
In the meantime, Kariel stopped by every stopover along the route, but the countries that decided to confront Ignit were still there.
“In the end, I have no choice but to show my strength.”
Countries that did not change their minds even though they eventually reached the New World.
After hearing the news that many of the core countries of the New World had decided to join the Kava, Kariel did not slow down any further.
“I see my great majesty Ignit.”
If there is an anti-imperialist faction, then there is also a pro-imperialist faction.
The leaders of the countries of the New World who wanted to be with Ignit gathered at the point where Kariel would arrive and welcomed him.
“Nice to meet you all.”
Looking at the kings welcoming her, Kariel gave her a half-respect and headed for the banquet they had prepared.
The road leading to the palace was decorated splendidly, but even if you turned your gaze a little, you could see poor people.
If the main roads of a country’s capital were like this, there was no need to mention the provinces.
“… … That’s serious.”
The nobility of the New Continent are more tyrannical than they have heard in reports.
Even as the carriage on which Kariel rode passed, the nobility smiling while trampling the commoners in the corner reminded me of Ignit from the dark days of the past.
“It certainly doesn’t look good.”
At Tarion’s words, Kariel also hardened his expression.
But there was no way.
Because there could be no war of conquest.
It was a time when I was just trying to avert my gaze with only a sad heart.
In a corner of the city, groups of commoners were seen resisting the tyranny of the nobility. The emperor of Ignit had come as an opportunity to gather.
He was quickly captured by the security forces, but you can see why he took the risk and did this.
It was meant to be seen by the reporters who had gathered during Kariel’s visit.
“… … Doesn’t it seem like there’s no way?”
At Kariel’s words, Tarion tilted his head.
“Can’t we use the method we used in the Western Continent here?”
Tarion, who had tilted his head for a moment at Kariel’s question, opened his eyes wide and said.
“no way… … .”
“Revolutionary forces. Find a way to infiltrate here.”
As Kariel said with a smile, Tarion smiled and frowned as he spoke.
“His Majesty Haona, isn’t the situation a little different between the Western Continent and the New World?”
Kariel nodded at Tarion’s words.
A revolution is possible only when a certain level of foundation is established.
Even if they want to start a civil war, they cannot overthrow the regime unless there is a way to break through the powerful power possessed by the nobles.
Above all, there was no way for those who were busy making a living right away to join the revolutionary forces.
“So I need help.”
As soon as he saw the young people resisting the tyranny of the nobles, Kariel had already finished all his calculations.
“Still, it’s a pro-imperialist faction, can’t it be the same as an anti-imperialist faction?”
“… … your majesty?”
“I want to give some support to the pro-imperialist faction, what do you think?”
Tarion tilted his head at Kariel’s question.
“Coming to think of it, I don’t think there’s any need to worry about other countries becoming anti-imperialist.”
“What do you mean by that… … .”
“Literally. You just need to create pro-empire factions in the islands of the New Continent, the East Continent, and the South.”
At Kariel’s words, Tarion widened his eyes.
“Your Majesty, it is impossible to infiltrate all of them with revolutionary forces.”
“know. But do all countries really need to be friendly with Ignit?”
“Isn’t it enough to create pro-imperial factions on each continent?”
Even just getting the right balance between pro-imperialist and anti-imperialist was beneficial to Ignit.
Since Ignit had already made a base for the East Continent, the work would be easy.
All that remains is the New Continent and the southern islands.
“Let’s start with the new continent. It would be nice to make a ‘revolution’ happen here as well.”
At least to make the land habitable.
For that, Kariel decided to accept a little hassle.
The first step towards that goal is to promise active support from pro-imperialist countries.
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“Thank you for being so welcoming.”
“Of course it has to be done, Your Majesty.”
Seeing the kings bowing their heads without pride, Kariel smiled and opened her mouth.
Kings who speak Ignit’s words fluently, like countries on the pro-imperialist line.
Kariel smiled and said to them.
“I want to repay you for being with the Empire during difficult times.”
Having said that, Kariel made a serious expression.
The kings of the new continent are bewildered by the sudden change of atmosphere.
“I’ve heard of some unfair trade between Ignit and the New World.”
“ah… … No.”
“It can’t be.”
Those who hurriedly raised their hands and said no, as if they thought that Kariel was testing them.
“no. You may think it’s an excuse, but Ignit never intended to harass the nations of the New World. It seems that the bureaucrats made some unreasonable conditions because they only cared about their country’s position. Apologize.”
When Kariel slightly bowed her head to apologize, the kings from the pro-imperial faction drew a smile on their lips even though they were embarrassed.
Kings with eyes full of anticipation.
To meet their expectations, Kariel immediately opened her mouth.
“I want to balance unfair trade in the future. The Empire also has its own position, so it cannot be changed in a short period of time. However, we will gradually eliminate unfair trade.”
“I close it again and again, thanks to Your Majesty’s grace.”
Those who say thanks to Kariel with a mouth-watering smile.
“This alone will not be an apology. That’s why I’ve been thinking about it, but Ignit might only invest in pro-imperial factions.”
“Are you talking about investing?”
Kings shaking their heads.
Looking at them like that, Kariel smiled and said.
“I’m thinking of establishing the Empire’s Merchant Merchant, Workshop, and the branch of the Mage Tower here.”
“that… … If only you would do that!”
“If you give us a chance first, we will benefit as much as possible… … .”
“We want to be tax exempt for the next five years… … .”
Wanting to attract an Ignit Merchant or Mage Tower to their country, they scrambled to tell Kariel.
Seeing their reaction, Kariel laughed inwardly.
It might be good right now.
I can’t help but think that it will make you earn much more money through primary processing than selling simple raw materials, and even balance unfair trade.
However, that would make their dependence on Ignit much worse.
Later, it will become like a dependent country, and if that happens, the people here will also want to feel free from their status like Ignit.
And just then, the hidden revolutionary forces will come into play.
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Just as they smashed the countries of the Western Continent, the revolutionary forces will thoroughly gnaw away the power of the aristocracy.
‘The seeds have been planted. All that’s left is for the people here to do.’
I’ve done all I could do now.
No matter how much you create a foundation for making a revolution, it is meaningless if you do not have your own will.
All that remains is to hope that their will is strong.
“after… … .”
“You worked hard.”
“Are all the anti-imperialists left now?”
When Kariel asked while looking at Tarion approaching him, he nodded.
“Sir Glenn and Marquis Sicario have already departed.”
At Tarion’s words, Kariel smiled.
What would happen if the god that the nations that decided to fight against the empire believed in became a cold corpse the next day or was mortally wounded and crawling?
“I wonder, if the gods I believed in would be able to continue as they are now even after they are destroyed.”
At Kariel’s words, Tarion also smiled deeply as if he was curious.