The Prince Wants To Retire - Chapter 193
The Prince Wants To Retire chapter 193
Abduction 6. Operation name: Seduce the monster
A world where God has disappeared.
Therefore, in many dimensions, attempts were being made to come over for empty house robbing.
But the world is not easy.
Rather, there were those who took advantage of such attempts to increase their strength.
They were remnants of the past.
Those who are recovering the dignity and power that have been cut off for a long time through the power that comes from another dimension.
If left as it is, it might recover all of its past powers.
But that’s just their wish.
“Meet Your Majesty!”
“Summon the ministers right now.”
As soon as he returned from the new continent, Kariel gave the order to convene.
The ministers who had already heard what had happened between Kariel and Quetzalcoatl hurriedly gathered at the emperor’s palace.
When all the military commanders, including the Minister, gathered together, Kariel immediately spoke.
“Everyone knows this in advance, but it looks like things are going to get serious.”
After saying that, Kariel handed Seriel a piece of paper on which he wrote down his thoughts while returning.
“I felt a lot while visiting the new continent this time.”
At Kariel’s words, everyone nodded with firm expressions.
Unlike Ignit, who only antagonized the remnants and monsters of the past, the New World chose to coexist with them.
As a result, the power that was originally incomparable became strong enough to compare with one of Ignit’s main forces.
“We also did the New Continent, but there’s nothing we can’t do.”
After muttering that, Kariel looked at Seriel and said.
“We change every strategy we’ve built. From now on, we will focus on making as many allies as possible.”
“Are you planning to do it like the New Continent?”
At Kariel’s words, Luther asked with a worried expression.
“Haona, Your Majesty, if that happens, the priesthood built around Your Majesty could collapse.”
Unlike the New Continent, which created different gods for each nation, Ignit was a unified nation.
Therefore, if it was allowed to venerate monsters as strong as the new continent that exist all over the western continent as gods or equivalent beings, there could be a crisis that the barely unified nation would be divided.
“I don’t think it’s necessary to go in the same direction as the New World.”
As if the ministers also agreed with Luther’s words, each spoke out, emphasizing the danger.
Then Kariel looked at his two younger brothers.
“What do you think?”
“I’m going to be too.”
When Seriel answered that he had the same thoughts as the ministers, Cariel thought for a moment, then turned to Ruffiel.
“Hmm… … I don’t think there’s anything bad about it.”
At Ruffiel’s words, the ministers and Seriel looked surprised.
Kariel smiled at the unexpected answer.
“Yes, what would be the problem even if the gods were established in each region like folk religion? As long as His Majesty is above them.”
At Rufiel’s words, everyone looked at his face.
“Shouldn’t His Majesty play the role of leading them, just like in the Age of Mythology?”
“exactly… … .”
“It’s a good way.”
“Are you going to be the main god of the present age?”
It was time for everyone to laugh and talk.
Kariel’s expression rotted little by little.
‘If this is the case, I’ll go out even if I set a retirement angle.’
The moment Luffiel uttered those words, the future was suddenly drawn as if he had had a precognitive dream.
I managed to get a retirement angle by twisting Seriel and the ministers, but I saw myself sitting on a pile of work while citing various reasons… … .
The fact that he couldn’t even refuse it was highly likely that ministers would come to him every time and spit out nonsense such as ‘The Empire is going to split like this!’
It hasn’t been long since it became a unified empire, so it will take at least a few centuries to establish itself as a completely unified country in the western continent.
Then he could have had to roll until he died.
Maybe if you pioneer a higher level than now, others will roll with envy when you enter the rest.
“… … .”
The ministers, who suddenly saw Kariel silent with a serious expression, stopped laughing and began to notice.
“… … your majesty?”
As Seriel looked at her with a puzzled look, Kariel stopped thinking and sighed.
“For now, put this on hold. First, identify those who have spirituality and approach them.”
“great. Let’s move on to the next agenda.”
The moment Kariel spoke, Tarion, who had been waiting quietly, activated the video equipment prepared on one side of Kariel’s office.
At the same time, the bookshelf opened and a map of the Western Continent appeared.
“These are currently presumed to have opened other dimension gates in the Western Continent.”
As soon as the explanation was over, Tharion approached the map and planted flags one at a time.
Each time, video materials from the area appeared in the video zone.
“Mostly remnants of the past or monsters with spirituality are in their place.”
“Is there nowhere?”
“Yes, they have sent special forces and researchers.”
“What are the research results?”
Tarion quietly shook his head at Kariel’s question.
The period was too short to study anything.
“There is too little time right now to find out anything.”
The Duke of Wilkshire, who arrived late, collected the materials he had investigated and posted a report.
The answer to how the remnants of the past use the power of another dimension and how to purify the power that pollutes the surroundings has yet to be found.
“but… … .”
“If you look for past cases, I wonder if you will be able to find the answer//the answer.”
At the words of the Duke of Wilkshire, an old man stepped forward.
“Meet Your Majesty.”
An old librarian, a member of the Secret Guard who had retired with the chamberlain, took out an old book.
“Old records record what now turns out to be an extradimensional gate. Similar to the present, it is expressed as a power that contaminates or mutates the surroundings.”
“Did you find the answer?”
“Unfortunately, no. but… … It is written that those who deal with pure mana can use tainted power to some extent.”
At the words of the old librarian, Kariel tilted her head and widened her eyes.
“Do you have any idea?”
“There is one.”
Saying that, Kariel raised the firearm.
Kariel uses pure firearms, not the processed mana developed by mankind.
The way that Kariel could deal with the source of his power was in the mana ripening method.
“Let’s find the barbarians.”
Tharion, realizing what it meant, hurriedly went outside.
“I will also look for more ancient documents.”
The old librarian also bowed his head and went outside, and Kariel said to the rest of the ministers.
“This happened again shortly after the end of the Great War. But this time it’s different.”
At Kariel’s words, everyone turned to look at his face.
“During the Great War, the power of the empire was not the same as it is now, and it was the worst situation that broke out, including civil wars and subsequent wars.”
Everyone nodded at his words.
Looking back on the past, I could see that I was lucky enough to not know how I won the great war.
In the dark age of the empire, a hero named Kariel raised the empire’s national power by repeatedly reforming as the crown prince.
And driving that momentum, they drove out the black magicians and unified the western continent.
At the same time, with that power, it gathered the countries of the eastern continent and created a force to oppose the enemy.
If you think about it now, it would have been a situation where it would have perished if it was a little twisted or delayed.
“The enemies have not come yet. We have plenty of time to prepare. Also, the power of the present empire is stronger than ever.”
Kariel was confident that he would be able to secure at least as much safety as the Empire with the current power alone.
However, they are trying to persuade monsters with remnants of the past or spirituality to move toward a bigger goal beyond simply holding on.
“Our goal is not just survival.”
It is to completely devour enemies and use their powers to achieve greater progress.
For that, Kariel is willing to take the trouble.
“The Minister of Home Affairs informs local officials about this and tells them to prepare in advance.”
“The Foreign Minister shares all the information we have with each country.”
“Are you all right?”
“okay. They should be prepared too.”
Ignit was the one who eventually got tired when the neighboring town, the East Continent, was occupied by races from another dimension.
So it was right to share all the information this time.
“Your Majesty, how would you like to be paid by the countries in the southern islands or the New World?”
At Seriel’s suggestion, Kariel tilted her head.
“Yes, Your Majesty. I know that there are still quite a few savages who use mana aging methods in the New Continent, especially in the southern islands. In particular, the alien species that escaped from us humans are living in hiding.”
At Seriel’s words, Kariel smiled and nodded.
“Good. Minister of Foreign Affairs.”
“Yes, Your Majesty.”
“Like Seriel said, negotiate well. In consultation with the Minister of Finance, consider providing sufficient supplies if you receive meaningful information or assistance.”
Cariel, who gave all the orders, stood up.
“The war is not far away. We need to catch it early before it turns into a big war like a great war. So, even if it’s hard, take one more step.”
“Yes! your majesty!”
After Kariel’s words, everyone bowed their heads and left the meeting room.
When everyone left, Kariel sat down on a chair and quietly closed her eyes.
Like the New World, I needed help to sign a contract with a new beast or a remnant of the past.
And by the way, Kariel had people who could communicate well with them.
He delivered his will to the summoned beings whose contracts were still maintained through the power he raised to his full power.
No matter how far apart they are, they can communicate with each other, but there is no answer as to whether they are not in the Western Continent or are stuck in a remote place.
“after… … .”
Cariel let out a long breath and wiped his face covered in cold sweat with his sleeve.
He was simply conveying his will, but it felt like he had consumed more power than he used when he met Quetzalcoatl.
“Is there anything left to do but wait for it to come?”
The summoned entities that are moving somewhere to make their wishes come true.
While waiting for them to come back to him, Kariel also moved in earnest. The first thing to do was to find the remnants of the past that were located close to the capital.
“Should we go see the empress before we go?”
As soon as he arrived at the imperial palace, he was busy with work and forgot to visit, so it was when Kariel was about to head to the empress’ palace to appease the empress.
“Your Majesty, I am going now… … That seems like a bad idea.”
“… … why?”
When Kariel asked with a questioning expression on his face, the valet hesitated a few times before finally opening his mouth.
“The Empress Mama is very disappointing.”
“The rumor that just a few hours ago lamented that this was a newlywed… … .”
The chaplain couldn’t finish his speech, but Kariel couldn’t blame him.
“… … Would you like to visit the Empress Palace after a while?”
After muttering like that, Kariel gave the order to the chaplain to make a list for the empress, and then quietly left the palace.
When I came back, I was so excited that I promised myself that I would spend time with the Empress… … .