The sound of horse steps shaking the ground.
A luxurious carriage and tens of escorting knights were charging through a long road.
The people walking in the road moved their bodies sideways and dodged the carriage.
Their sight naturally followed the back of the carriage getting further.
“It’s the carriage of duke Webster, right?”
“It is. There’s the flag in it.”
The people murmured in a serious expression.
They remembered perfectly things like the flag and symbol of a noble, just like citizens of the capital of Miller.
“Just what happened?”
“And really urgently at that.”
Their eyes following the carriages moved to the high palace.
the capital of Miller was covered up in an uneasy air.
But this kind of thing had only happened once.
At that time, the big noble families gathered to the palace to have a meeting.
“Is war going to happen again?”
Words you didn’t want to hear got out from someone’s mouth.
“Ei, that can’t be……”
And a denying sound was heard afterwards.
But the nervousness and fear in their eyes became even denser.
Their apples of adam shook roughly.
The citizens looked at the palace in a dead silence.
The thick door opened up roughly.
He was one of the four dukes of Rinse kingdom and the person with the biggest force in the western region of Rinse kingdom, Bradley Webster.
“I got late because I was subjugating the monsters in Grain mountain range.”
An urgent voice and expression.
There were already tens of nobles seated in the huge conference room.
Bradley and the other dukes were positioned in the upper seats.
“Let’s proceed with the meeting.”
A voice and expression that wasn’t satisfactory.
Edwin and Bradley didn’t seem to be in good terms.
Only Francis Wilson maintained a good relationship with the other dukes.
The current king, Deni Von Rinse, had 7 wives and he obtained one son from three of them.
Their grandfathers were Edwin, Bradley and Liss.
On top of that, he was an improviser and a fickle.
Compared to him, the three princes had outstanding abilities and their ambition was also great.
Because of that, the nobles of Rinse kingdom were currently in a battle of strength with Edwin, Bradley and Liss at the center of it.
“Just like I told you, monsters got out to the ground from Poskein lake. It’s known that they are all strange and odd monsters and their battle strength is a bit stronger than the ground monsters.”
The report of a noble.
Followed by that, another noble said.
“The monsters on the ground are moving to the inner parts of the country evading the lake. Because of that, the damage caused by the monsters isn’t only occurring in the lake, but in the entire kingdom.”
Several reports were followed.
Edwin, that was listening to it still, asked back with a serious expression.
“Was the cause revealed?”
THe answer was quick.
“Based on the opinions of the residents near the lake, they said that the lake boiled for four days before the monsters poured out. Aside of that, there’s nothing else revealed.”
It meant that in the end they couldn’t find the cause.
Then, Bradley that was silent, turned his head and looked at a noble near the upper seats.
“I heard that the damage in that region is insignificant…….”
An existence even a duke of the palace couldn’t speak freely.
“Yes. Fortunately, we could react quickly.”
THe noble replying modestly.
He was none other than Io Lancephil.
‘This is all because of Roan.’
His mouth slightly rose.
But Roan, that was patrolling the region of Tale moved quickly to set up a defensive line and block their advance.
Thanks to that, different from the other regions that became a wasteland, Lancephil’s territory didn’t suffer much damage.
“You said that the one that raised this clear merit was called Roan?”
Bradley continued to show interest.
Io nodded and answered.
“Yes. He’s the troop commander that got remitted to some conditions and is now in charge of the region of Tale.”
Several nobles let out low exclamations.
The performances of Roan and Amaranth troop.
‘He’s defending one region without damages with only thousands of soldiers?’
‘If he only didn’t commit violence against a noble, by now he would be a noble himself?’
‘He is following count Io Lancephil.’
‘If he crosses over to another side…..He would have to be removed by then.’
They all thought about similar but a bit different things.
Bradley’s expression brightened up.
“I heard that he is achieving victory alone when all the other territories are suffering damages. Actually, now that we started talking about him, aren’t the merits he has achieved until now, amazing? By now, we will be able to completely pardon his sin and entrust him with leading an army in Poskein lake.”
An exception proposal.
Bradley was thinking of being of strength to Io and Roan with this time’s merit.
“As he has plenty of abilities, if you believe and entrust him, I……..”
When he spoke up to then.
“I don’t think it’s something to decide that urgently.”
A cold voice.
The one that interrupted him was Edwin.
‘You thought I would let you do as you pleased.’
A fierce light roamed inside his eyes.
“For now, let’s decide on how to suppress the monsters and subjugate them.”
The change of the topic.
“That would be good.”
Liss added on as if he was waiting for it.
If he made a mistake he could get pincer attacked and get driven to a corner.
“Now, if you have any good ideas say it without hesitating.”
At Edwin’s words, the nobles that were being aware started to say their opinions one by one.
A battle of force had started with the dukes as the center.
Io, that was looking at the situation, let out a short sigh.
‘Whew. It’s like this again.’
Now, the conference would become a mess because of the battle of force among the dukes.
This was the reason why they couldn’t come to a quick conclusion when Istel and Byron kingdom invaded last time.
“We can’t do that!”
“The opinion you said right now is nonsense!”
The voices became louder.
The stiffly closed doors opened up.
“The sun of the kingdom, he’s the representative of the god Crea, His majesty Deni III is entering. The vassals loyal to the kingdom are to show your manners.”
The Grand chamberlain Logan Deil hit the floor three times with a huge staff.
The nobles that were arguing just now all stood up and bowed.
An old man moved his feet with a smiling face.
It was a seat that was adorned with gold and only the king could sit in.
“Hohoho. You are all working hard.”
Deni III laughed.
“Is the conference proceeding well?”
A lightly asking question.
“Yes. Your majesty.”
Duke Edwin replied after stepping up and kissing on the ring of Deni III.
The luxurious ring was the seal of the king and a symbol of power.
He once again laughed.
The expression of Deni III turned stiff just like the laugh from just now was fake.
“When I was listening outside you were all cuacking like fucking gooses, and a proper plan didn’t come out but it’s proceeding well?”
At the rebuke of Deni III all the nobles quieted down.
Deni III was this type of person.
“Hohoho, that may also be politics. I understand all your burdens.”
“We are ashamed your majesty.”
The nobles replied in one voice.
Then, Deni III closed his eyes and put a funny expression.”
“That’s why I was saying, I have a good method.”
He looked at three young men that were standing at his back.
The heads of the nobles moved following Deni III head.
“And that method is these three princes.”
Three young people.
Their eyes were deep and clear and they all looked really beautiful.
The one at the right of Deni III was the first, Simon Rinse. The second was the one left to Deni, Tommy Rinse, and the one next to him was Kallum Rinse, the third prince.
Deni III smiled brightly and said.
“I’m entrusting the subjugation of Poskein lake to these three princes.”
The nobles that were listening silently put surprised expressions.
Deni III continued speaking.
“The north to Simon, the central region to Tommy and the south to Kallum.”
“Yo, your majesty. The movements of the monsters are too fierce. At the smallest slip, the three princes can get greatly in……”
When Edwin stood up and expressed his thoughts.
“It seems like duke Voisa doesn’t find us to be trustworthy.”
Simon interrupted him with a comic face.
“No, I didn’t mean it that way……..”
Edwin laughed awkwardly and dimmed his last words.
Simon smiled brightly and hit his chest.
“Trust us. We are confident on doing well.”
“Yes? Ah, yes……”
Edwin had a confused expression.
Deni III, that was looking at that funnily, stood up.
“I know that the nobles split up based on following the three princes and fighting among yourselves. Let’s now stop this enmity and go to the battlefield yourselves. I will be giving a big reward to the prince that has the best merits.”
Several nobles let out exclamations.
A faint smile appeared on the mouth of Deni III.
“The seat of Grand duke in Grain is still empty. You don’t know. What kind of influence will this subjugation have based on the results……..”
At that moment the nobles looked at Deni III with surprised expressions.
It was the land of the god Crea and the best mountain ranges in the kingdom.
Until now, Deni III has never named the takeover of the throne.
They were all absentminded.
He looked at the faces of the nobles and then yelled towards the escorting knights.
“Let’s go! Today we are hunting hawks!”
A smooth and confident walking.
It really happened in an instant.
The nobles started to bow late and showed their manners.
Just as if a storm has passed by.
The three princes in that remained in the conference room put stifled and strange expressions and looked at their faces.
‘My brothers. Let’s battle as much as we please.’
‘If I make a mistake, I may drop out of the competition.’
Stifling thoughts passed in his head.
Edwin, that was looking at the situation, cleared his throat.
Things have already been spilled anyways.
“Then. Just like his majesty has said, the three princes will be participating in this subjugation.”
His eyes trembled.
Bradley’s and Liss’s head became complicated.
‘I have to make the situation to be the most favorable.’
‘I will even have to gather the nobles that crossed a line with me.’
The atmosphere in the conference room changed.
But below that, a fierce battle was happening.
The conference continued night after night like that.
‘He’s someone I can’t grasp.’
Io looked sideways to his left.
It was Simon Rinse.
‘For the prince that was advised by the king to be prince Simon among the three.’
After the conference ended, the nobles had a separate meeting with the princes they were supporting.
And of course, it was also because of his thick friendship with Bradley.
But of course, he had never expected that Deni III would also be providing with Grain mountain ranges.
‘This subjugation became the most important moment for prince Simon.’
Even if he didn’t do so, Simon was the person that was most supported by the nobles following the inheritance rule.
By then, no one would be able to stop Simon.
Io’s expression changed faintly.
‘Prince Simon has great interest in Roan.’
Roan was a big of subject of speaking even in the royal palace.
Their interest and curiousness got activated at the consecutive victories.
‘It’s also a big opportunity for Roan.’
If Roan could enter Simon’s eyes, even if Io didn’t use his hands, he would be able to get pardoned of his sins and climb to an even higher position.
“Compared to the other regions, the region of Tale is really peaceful.”
They had passed several regions while moving from the capital of Miller to the region of Tale.
Several regions were suffering severe damages because of the movement of the monsters that appeared out of Poskein lake.
Traces of burnt monster corpses that were everywhere and big and small camps.
A feeling that he was more impressive the more he saw.
“What kind of person is this guy called Roan?”
Simon asked as if he was really curious.
Io smiled faintly and started to speak stories about Roan.
“Ha! It seems like all the reports that were submitted were lacking.”
Simon got greatly amazed after listening to the stories.
he had read the reports about Roan and the region of Tale.
‘I thought that the merits and the situation of the region were exaggerated.’
But after actually looking at the region of Tale, he realized that the reports were really humble.
“I want to meet that Roan quickly.”
Io just smiled instead of replying.
“I can hear some yells.”
One of the escorting knights frowned.
Simon tilted his ear for a moment and then nodded.
“It seems like a battle is occurring.”
A smile bloomed in his face.
He made a gesture with his head towards Io and then pulled the reins.
“Roan, I think he’s somewhere close.”
A kind of humorous voice.
At the same time, he kicked the horse.
Soon, horse steps were heard clearly.
And Io also sticked his chest to the horse.
As they got up a hill, a wide plain was spread below them.
The sound of a horn trumpet was heard.
Simon and the several knights let out low exclamations.
No, the battle was now coming to an end.
“The entire troop is moving like one.”
Io, that arrived late, looked down the hill and put a smile.
“They are Amaranth troop.”
< Poskein Exodus (4) > End
TL: Regular chapter
Translator : Subak