A mid-level (middle-aged) office worker's laid-back industrial revolution in another world - Chapter 195
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- A mid-level (middle-aged) office worker's laid-back industrial revolution in another world
- Chapter 195 - Day 12 Debriefing After Dinner. (Battle Report and How the Elvis Family Came to Be.)
Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse
“Well. Now that we’re all settled in, I’d like to thank Takeo and Alice for their hard work today.”
Elvis thanked them.
“Thank you, Grandfather.”
“Thank you, Mr. Elvis.”
The others nodded smilingly.
“Takeo’s rifle looks good.”
“Yes, Alan-san, I managed to use it in a real battle.
It’s just that… we got lucky with the power of the rifle and luck this time.”
“Is that so?”
William asked about Takeo’s impression.
“The Ogre was softer than we expected and they didn’t start running until the last minute.”
“It’s true, they were walking very slowly.”
“Is that what an ogre… or demon is like?”
“No, they’re more like beasts.
I’ve heard that they form small groups and attack when they see their prey…”
King Azupal said with a troublesome tone.
“What about a fight against the Demon Kingdom?”
“‘They’re pretty well-organized… but once the fighting starts, it’s mainly assault warfare.
I’ve never heard of them walking like that before.
And there is no report that the Demon Kingdom was preparing for war.
This attack with no preparations for war… it sounds fishy.”
“….Well, that I guess is something the king’s landing will decide.
We should now be grateful that there were no casualties.”
But still, Takeo’s tactics and the chief soldier’s recovery strategy…it worked.”
King Azupal said happily.
“I’m glad…… it worked out.”
“Takeo-san, how many did you expect?”
William asks about casualties.
“…30% of the new platoon, 10% of the Knights and soldiers…
I was expecting at least eighty.”
“So… you were prepared.”
“Yes, I was prepared for people to die on my orders.
Including the shouting from the bereaved families after the battle.”
“But don’t you think they all would understand, don’t you?
It’s a battle to defend the city.
It’s an honor to die for the ……city… it can’t be helped.”
Smith says his thoughts.
Takeo thinks with a difficult look on his face.
“‘…Smith, that’s the delusion of the ruler.
No matter what the reason, the death of a soldier is the responsibility of the person who gave the order.
Don’t turn your back on that.
To die for the Kingdom of Azupal… . ..for the House of Elvis is an honor…
…it’s a rare person who wants to die for honor.
For the sake of the country, for the sake of the city, a person who stands above others must not get drunk with self-consolation without seeing the reality.
Don’t dismiss them with words like ‘it can’t be helped’.
What is the point of comforting yourself with words like ‘I’m fine, it’s alright’?
The responsibility for all the people who lost their lives in the war lies with those who ordered the war.
And the only way to move forward is to accept the wishes of those who died and those who are chasing us from behind, step by step.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
Looking away from reality will not charge you anything.
If a wall of painful reality is in front of you, you have to overcome that wall; if you can’t, you can turn from side to side or head in a different direction.
But you can’t just pretend not to see it.
If you cannot see the reality, you are not qualified to be a ruler.
You should give your territory back to the kingdom right now.”
“I’m sorry, I go and cool down a bit.”
Takeo got up from his seat and tried to leave.
“Well, go and take your time.”
King Azupal called out to Takeo.
Takeo walked out without looking back.
The seven of them were left in the guest room: Elvis, Alice, Smith, Frederick, King Azupal, William, and Layla.
Frederick was serving tea to everyone.
“Smith, it’s a good thing Takeo-san told you that now”
Layla said as she sipped her tea.
Smith looked down.
“No, no, even with that, Takeo-san was being kind to you. he didn’t talk too rough… like as if he was teaching you.”
William said gently.
“Count, you should educate why the Elvis family rules the Elvis territory.
If you don’t teach him a little bit more about why the Elvis family rules the Elvis territory, you’ll be leaving a bad taste in his mouth for the future.”
“Yes! Thank you for your advice.”
“You’ll drive your people and your vassals to their deaths over pride…
History has proven that, both at home and abroad.”
“Hmm. Well, I guess my son and his wife and I will leave you to it.”
King Azupal, William, and Leila also left the room.
“Hmm… Smith, Alice, listen up.
What is the Elvis family anyway?
The first lord received this land from the King of Azupal ruling that age and entered it to protect the northeast from the Dwarves and the Demon Kingdom and then extended the roads to form a strategic point.
….That’s the start of the Elvis family.
The first thing he did was to get to know the land. He walked around the territory and thought about what was necessary for people to be happy.
What does it mean for people to be happy?
…. He concluded that it was for the people to be able to eat as much wheat they want, and the first lord encouraged land cultivation and set the tax rate at half of the harvest, which was lighter than other territories.
The people, who had been suffering from the heavy taxation, were delighted, and they praised and adored the first lord.
That’s why people came to the Elvis family, and that’s why the Elvis family started to grow.
In other words, the Elvis family is the Elvis family because people recognize it as the Elvis family.
The people are not there because of the Elvis family. We are the Elvis family because the people recognize us and support us.
If we make the mistake of thinking that the Elvis family name has any special value, we will be cutting off our own heads one day.
We must not make the mistake. We are the Elvis family because we have our people, our soldiers and civil servants to help us, and they support us.”
Smith replied in a whisper.
Alice only nodded.
“Yes. Then you understand, Smith?”
“Yes. I’ll go apologize to Master Takeo.”[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]