Amaranth troop and Sollum troop really became just like one.
Meanwhile, Semi recognized Austin’s solid commanding.
There weren’t many troubles because Sollum troop wasn’t forced to follow them, but they chose to do so themselves.
And of course, after that, the strong continued every day.
Amaranth troop became the only troop in the region of Tale.
Two flags of different colors waved.
Infantry and archers gathered and separated.
They only gave and received orders through the flags and signals.
And Roan looked that in a high place.
‘They got accustomed to it faster than I thought.’
A faint smile appeared in his face.
He was worried about them not being able to catch up with the training.
But fortunately enough, the Sollum troop members showed great adapting skill.
‘In this region of Tale you get weeded out if you can’t adapt, and if you get weed out you die.’
Roan, that was looking down at the training ground raised his right hand.
The flags that were waving at the sides crossed each other.
The end of troop training.
The movements were smooth and quick to the point you got amazed, but there were no changes in Roan’s expression.
“After finishing training, study the signals between each ten men groups.”
Several hundred men commanders replied in one voice.
Roan nodded with a satisfied expression and moved away.
“Pant. Pant. Pant.”
Rough breaths were heard in several places, as if they were waiting for it.
And most of them were made by the members of Sollum troop.
‘It’s really an unbelievable training.’
A feeling they wanted to lay down immediately.
No, they didn’t want to do so.
‘Anyways, we are getting strong.’
‘We are starting to coordinate.’
They were feeling that they were getting strong.
Although it was physically exhausting, their mentality at least was clear.
“We finish training with the hundred men groups.”
The voices of the hundred men commanders was heard.
The troop members caught their breath and cooled down their muscles when Roan got out of the headquarters.
You could see sloppy wooden fences over there.
‘Because of count Lancephil’s consideration, I can breath properly a little better.’
Originally, there had to be surveillance soldiers following the boundary of the territory.
However Io trusted in Roan and Amaranth troop.
‘But even so, I can’t act as I please.’
Roan didn’t get out of Tale region as he wished.
As he approached the fences, he saw a familiar face.
It was Pens of Chris’s agency.
They exchanged greetings with the fence in the middle.
“Is the establishment going well?”
Roan was training the troop, subjugating the monsters, and at the same time proceeding with the work of Chris’s agency.
Pens laughed awkwardly and fell to the sides.
“Talk that between you two.”
WHen Roan tilted his head, he saw a familiar face behind Pens.
A smile appeared in Roan’s mouth.
“It’s been really a while. Troop commander Roan.”
A bright and clear voice.
The owner of the bright face was Chris.
The torch in the walls pushed back the darkness.
THere were chains in the dirty wall.
It certainly was a prison.
“What is this look.”
A regretful voice and expression.
Although there was a guard behind him, he didn’t stop him.
“Count Chase. There’s really no face.”
The dirty look of the middle aged man that was bowing.
Surprisingly enough, he was Benjamin Doyle.
Every time Benjamin moved, the chains in his wrists, neck, and ankles shook.
“Count Chase. Pl, please don’t throw me. Ge, get me out of here.”
The expression and voice that couldn’t be earnest and was even mean.
The middle aged man with luxurious clothes, Jonathan Chase, patted Benjamin’s hand.
“Don’t worry. Is our relationship a normal one?”
He pretended to be aware of his surroundings and then lowered his voice.
“I’m convincing some nobles myself. In this situation the seat of supreme commander of the eastern region that bastard Io Lancephil took away as he wished, will be yours.”
Benjamin bowed with a moved expression.
“Thank you. Really thank you. I will certainly pay back this grace.”
“Oho. How can you use that word in our relationship?”
“I prepared good food aside, so you just take care of your body.”
A warm voice and consideration.
Benjamin was now about to cry.
“I will only believe and follow count Chase until I die.”
Janathan burst out of laughter.
“Then. Let’s meet outside of the prison next time.”
“Yes. I will accompany you to a good place then.”
The guard that was at the back followed Jonathan.
The entrances that were closed stiff opened up consecutively.
Jonathan frowned at the bright sunshine.
The expression that was warm and that of a good person had disappeared instantly.
A fierce and scary eyes.
“Get rid of him without mistakes.”
Jonathan handed over the bottle to the guard.
The guard just bowed without saying anything and got inside the prison.
The entrance closed along the sound of metal.
“Benjamin you stupid bastard.”
Jonathan started to curse out.
Then, a long shadow appeared at the sides.
“Is there a need to kill him?”
The owner of the voice was an old man starting to age.
He was an underling serving Jonathan and the chandler of the Chase family, Hoose.
“Don’t speak what you don’t know. It’s not one or two things he messed up. If he says that he would keep his hereditary title, even I will get in danger.”
“Well, it’s something count Lancephil is cautious about.”
The chandler slowly nodded.
Jonathan’s expression stiffened.
“Io Lancephil. Who was the bastard that old man got interested in?”
“He’s called Roan.”
A short answer.
Jonathan moved his spet and spitted.
“Roan. Investigate thoroughly about that bastard.”
“He’s merely a commoner and a troop commander.”
At the chandler’s words, Jonathan stopped walking.
He turned to look at the chandler and said in a fierce voice.
“Benjamin Doyle got done by that mere commoner troop commander. On top of that, his merits and rumours aren’t normal. I’m also bothered that he’s got the interest of Io Lancephil.”
By then, the chandler could only step back.
“I understand. I will investigate thoroughly like you said.”
Only then did Jonathan start to walk again.
You could feel his annoyment in each of his steps.
He ground his teeth.
‘As you cut down one of my men, I will also do the same for you.’
The adversary was his political enemy and a rival of another family, Io Lancephil.
The wind that started to blow in the eastern region of the kingdom also blew in the capital of Miller.
It was a cooler and sharper wind than the wind of winter.
Roan and Chris held hands and asked how they have been for quite a while.
“I have been a bit late because I was befriending the orcs of the southern region of Byron kingdom.”
“You have really worked hard.”
Roan appreciated Chris’s hard efforts.
Because of Chris, he could finish the tedious war faster than thought.
“From now on, I will proceed with the work of the agency.”
At Chris’s words Roan nodded.
A trustable and relieving words.
“For now, i’m planning to establish a point near the region of Tale.”
At Roan’s words, Chris shook his head.
“I think it would be better to wait a bit more for that.”
It was composed, but had some expectation in his expression.
Chris smiled faintly and said.
“By now, the trial of Benjamin Doyle is occuring in the capital of Miller.”
A low exclamation came out of Roan’s mouth.
Chris continued saying.
“It seems like with the help of count Lancephil and corps commander Tate, everything Benjamin messed up is coming out. The chances of his title of nobility being deprived is high.”
At those words ROan nodded.
He had kind of expected that part.
“On top of that, there’s a report saying that the reason Byron kingdom retreated is because of your plan.”
Roan put a surprised expression.
He smiled bitterly and shook his head.
“That’s something you worked hard to do. It’s not my merits.”
“That’s not right.”
Chris hurriedly shook his hands.
“I just did as you ordered me to do so.”
He smiled brightly and continued saying.
“Anyways, if Benjamin gets his title deprived and your merits get reevaluated, the exile can get a bit lighter.”
Even if it was an unreasonable and stupid order, when he resorted to violence Benjamin was still a noble.
But there were high probabilities of his penalty being lowered.
Chris’s voice got low.
“With that condition, count Lancephil has given the opinion of getting you in charge of the region of Tale.”
Right now, Io had given the punishment with the authority of count.
Also, he would become free on deciding the entrance and the coming and going of the region of Tale.
But of course, he could do nothing about him being labeled as a sinner until it got completely pardoned.
“If only that happens, won’t it be good to move your agency’s headquarters all the way to this region?”
There was no need to put it in a nearby region.
“For now it will be best to check the situation.”
“Yes. That would be good.”
At Roan’s words Chris nodded.
Roan fell in his thoughts for a moment.
‘Establishing an alchemist guild, the head office of Chris’s office and the offices for each branch in the region of Tale is the most beneficial thing…….’
He had already planned to establish a force in the region of Tale anyways.
On top of that.
‘The end of the southern region of Tale meets with Poskein lake.’
Although there was quite some distance with the village of Perr, where Daiv was located at, it was the most suitable place to enter Poskein lake after this.
Roan ended his thoughts and looked at Chris.
“Good. For now, let’s wait until a decision is made in the capital. But before that….”
Just because of that he couldn’t just wait while sucking his fingers.
Chris hurriedly started to write down a note at the plans that were more complex than he thought.
And among them there obviously was the investment on the five merchants, the investment on Daiv and the sailors association, and the gathering of alchemists and skilled people.
“Oh, how is mister Ford’s progress in the mining industry?”
The only one that kept failing consecutively among the five was Ford.
Chris smiled faintly and replied.
“Fortunately, he did discover a small metal mine. The size isn’t that big but as the abilities and skills are good, there’s more production than the other mines.”
“He certainly was a person with talent.”
Chris nodded at Roan’s words.
“Yes. He’s someone that will become big if he only finds a proper and a big mine.”
Roan said as if he was whispering and said.
“There’s a mountain called Montea in the western part of count Lancephil’s territory. It’s a mountain no one has put a hand on it yet.”
Chris noted it down meticulously.
“Buy a mining right with the jewels I gave you.”
“It seems like there’s something over there?”
Chris asked with a nervous expression.
‘There’s a magic stone mine over there.’
It was a mine that would get discovered 3 years from now on.
He clearly remembered it as it was news that could make the entire continent tremble.
‘But of course, I don’t know the exact location…..’
Finding the exact location was Ford’s job.
Roan forcefully hid his emotions and shrugged his shoulders.
“Even I don’t know that. I only heard that several miners wanted to mine in it once.”
It was the truth.
Wanting to try thinking of maybe was the bigger side.
“Then, I think that quite a lot of miners should have already tried.”
Roan shook his head.
“No. That’s not true. Because the Lancephil family doesn’t sell mining rights.”
And it wasn’t only for Montea mountain.
Because there was no need to mine anymore and in the first place they weren’t interested in that part.
A low exclamation came out of Chris’s mouth.
Roan took out a small envelope from his chest.
“It’s a letter i’m sending to count Lancephil. It’s a kind of recommendation letter. Take that and go find the count.”
“Yes. If it’s you, you will be able to do it.”
No, precisely speaking, the convincing finished with Roan’s letter.
On top of that, there were also other contents written in it.
‘There are more reasons as to why we have to develop Montea mountain.’
Several things happen in the Lancephil family 5 years from now on.
1 year after this battle occurred.
A change happens in the Lancephil family.
‘If it’s count Lancephil, he will understand the contents very well.’
Roan wrote that they should raise a fortress with Montea castle as the center.
Because he didn’t know how the future would change.
For now, he could only prepare for that.
‘If our side is the one to build the fortress…….’
The gathering of skilled people would lighten up.
The scale of this was getting bigger.
‘We are at a time that we slowly need more geniuses.’
The geniuses that were still hidden but would start to appear.
Roan clearly remembered their existences.
‘If it gets remitted and the entrance to the region gets allowed, I have to find the hidden existences.’
But that wasn’t all.
‘What’s as important as that is raising those people myself.’
He also had to slowly focus on the education of his troop members.
A long sigh came out by its own.
But because of that, it wasn’t that he got annoyed.
A feeling that he was accomplishing things.
‘Let’s work harder.’
Now was the time to work more earnestly.
Roan looked at Chris and extended his hand.
“Mister Chris. I will be asking of you.”
“Yes. I will do my best.”
Chris grabbed his hand and bowed.
The notes written meticulously.
Chris was really amazed.
‘If troop commander Roan’s plans all succeed…….’
He would be able to establish a more solid base than anyone.
Chris took in a deep breath.
‘He’s not someone to just end as a troop commander, or as a corps commander.’
His heart beat.
‘The best thing I did since I was born…….’
Chris raised his head and looked at Roan.
The hand he was holding felt hard and warm.
‘Was grabbing troop commander Roan’s hands.’
A smile appeared in his face.
He wanted to do anything for Roan.
“Then. I will see you later.”
Chris bid his farewell and left to the castel.
The two people waited for the judgement to be laid in the capital of Miller and they did their best on their jobs.
And five days flowed by like that.
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