The Grand Prince Has Run Away - Chapter 67
Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse
The fact that the Polkin Gate was occupied caused a great sensation around the world beyond the Great Desert.
The owner of the impregnable fortress has been reversed.
Procian continental countries were busy predicting the possibility and variables of the Shikar invasion of the continent, and the religious community said it was a miraculous victory inevitably occurring in the war joined by the Great Holy Lady.
And the leaders of the Great Desert continued to send scouts to check Kara’s flag hung at Polkin’s gate, as they were still unable to believe the news of the fall of the gate fell.
In the meantime, the winning news continued to fly in Kara. In addition to the first four provinces occupied, it also captured seven more provinces, including the Alp, and received obedience from eight neutral forces.
This means that he took over half of the western desert. Now, Kara has laid the foundation for its rise to the kingdom of wealth and fame.
However, it was only the beginning. There’s still some western grassland and the southern coastal city left. By occupying this area, Kara could occupy the world’s largest territory and a small country with a population.
‘Food alone is 130,000 tons ······. That’s like a central supply base.’
Gate commander’s office. I hung a small smile around my mouth reading the war material report piled up at the Polkin gate.
With 130,000 tons of food, 350,000 people could eat more than a year. On top of that, 4.5 million arrows, 6,500 tons of resources, and other war supplies, etc. ······. It seemed clear that these supplies would play a crucial role in my future post-war plans.
This wasn’t the only one. Now, the Polkin Gate was filled with letters from the tribal chiefs of the Western Plains. They have been pledging loyalty one after another for fear of Kara’s power.
And this phenomenon was largely attributed to Jafar. As soon as he was asked by me, he persuaded the friendly forces to change ships to Kara together, and other neutral earthlings, who considered it a trend, joined the march.
Now the Duke of Bastian’s Robros army is isolated. Although there were still a number of desert forces who sympathized with them, the road was cut off and kept in check by the desert forces who swore allegiance to Kara.
“Master! Reporting. Outside the preface, a mission from the Kingdom of Robros has arrived. They’d like to see the Master. What should I do?”
Finally, something has come.
Politics begins when the war ends. The fact that the Kingdom of Robros sent a delegation was like acknowledging themselves that the war was over.
Of course, I don’t know if the war will end the way they want it.
“Who’s the representative?”
“I’m Count Boris, who previously served as deputy head.”
Count Boris was once a humble aristocrat with premature parents. However, he is infinitely weak to the strong. It is very appropriate to be negotiated.
“Bring him here.”
I immediately set up a small table in the meeting room of the Government Office, welcoming only Count Boris. This is because it was better for only the two to know about future talks.
“Baekmyeon, see you again.”
Count Boris, unlike his previous appearance, showed a respectful attitude. We’re the winners, and we’re having an exclusive relationship with the master swordsman.
“Yeah. What brings you here?”
“I’m here to negotiate a post-war settlement with the king’s orders.”
I laughed hard.
“Post-war negotiations? Do you think the war is over now?”
“Yes, the great King Robros believes that our troops are isolated in Braam and that it is difficult to carry out the war any longer.”
“That’s a given.”
Count Boris looked a little embarrassed.
“The person who hit, the person who gets hit, have a different position. Did you think the person who hit you would say ‘yes’ if you said we should stop fighting here?”
“But we are a great nation, and Kara is just a small city-state. I think it’s not good for Kara either·····?”
“That’s what you think. Already, our Kara has more than 80,000 troops. And if you absorb it into the western prairie, you can see up to 150,000. But you’ve put a lot of elite soldiers in the Great Desert, haven’t you? I think it’s worth trying.”
Count Boris must have been nervous, but he wiped the sweat off his forehead.
150,000 of the Great Desert are most of the camel soldiers, not the general army. In addition, he had a new weapon and was supported by the Great Holy Lady.
If we invade based on the Polkin gate, the poorly guarded eastern part of the kingdom is surrounded by big calls that have never been experienced before.
And the Kingdom of Robros did not get along very well with other neighboring countries. If they joined the war in the future, the biggest crisis in the foundation could have come.
“But I think it’s a priority for Kara to build a kingdom first and stabilize the political situation. Am I wrong?”
In fact, Kara should prioritize the unification of the Great Desert and the stability of the political situation rather than the war. If you start a war in a hurry and get hit in the back by the impure forces in the desert, you will be left with great regret.
However, if I showed acceptance here, I couldn’t achieve my purpose. I drove straight to the brink.
“It’s okay. We don’t see anything right now. I’ll kill you guys first.”
“Baekmyeon, think of practicality. You can’t solve any problems with your emotions.”
“It’s not just about emotions. To be honest, if you come in again, Kara is a kingdom and there is no stability in the political situation. We have to go to war again. It’s much better to take chances now that you’re in the middle of an advantageous position. Don’t you think so?
The Kingdom of Robros was a rich nation, and there were still many soldiers left. If he wanted to, he could start a war again, and Kara would be in a difficult situation again.
Count Boris nodded calmly.
“Then the distrust between the two countries is the biggest issue in the negotiations.”
“Yes, we can’t trust your kingdom of Robros.”
“I’ve already been hit in the back of my head.”
Count Boris looked suspicious. They have made unreasonable demands on Kara, but they have never deceived her. [Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
“It can’t be true. As a great nation, our kingdom has always told the truth.”
“That’s funny and stupid. Your Duke of Bastian cut us in the back.”
“What do you mean?”
“Don’t you know? We sent a delegation to your kingdom to tell you before?”
Count Boris rolled his eyes and looked very nervous as if something had flashed through his mind. Kara recently sent a delegation to join hands with the Duke of Bastian to seek treason.
“Well, does it mean that the Duke of Bastian must have asked Kara to work together to rebel?”
“Oh, my God. ····.”
“You really didn’t know?”
“Yes, we thought it was just your intercession.”
I played the suspicious eyes gently.
“Hey, don’t lie to me. Or why would the Duke of Bastian, who asked for a coalition, suddenly turn his mind to let Marquis Fabius’ expeditionary forces invade our Kara? Of course, it was your deceitful strategy to reassure us.”
“Absolutely not. We really don’t know anything.”
“Then what is the Duke of Bastain’s offer of treason?”
Count Boris put his chin still and fell into thought. And soon, he answered with a serious tone.
“It seems that the Duke of Bastian was really willing to rebel against the King.”
“Really? But why did the Duke suddenly change his mind?”
“Isn’t it because the conspiracy plan was announced through the envoys from Kara? That’s why I was so angry that I wanted to hit Kara.”
I pretended to be in sympathy with the alibi offered by Count Boris.
“Umm, it makes sense. I’m sure he did. But it’s just a home. How do we trust you guys?”
“I will immediately report to the king and take action.”
“We will summon the Duke of Bastian and all those involved, and if the truth turns out to be true, we will execute him for treason and show the innocence of our kingdom.”
Count Boris was very active. It was a conspiracy case. When the count makes a contribution here, the path of succession opens brightly.
I had a fishy smile on my teeth. The count took the bait I threw. But it was a little different from the direction I wanted.
I snapped straight at him.
“Oh, my God. How dare you do that?”
“What do you mean?”
“Hey, how do we know if you’re going to put the duke in a court? And what? Execution? If you say you’ve executed it and you sneak him away, how do we know that? Don’t you think so?
Count Boris hesitated not knowing how to answer my tight question. It’s more of a forced thing, but as I say, Robros could be deceiving.
In response, I teased my tongue and said what I wanted.
“Then let’s do this. First of all, you will hand over the island of Jores to us as compensation for this war damage.”
Count Boris has been protesting with his eyes wide open.
“Baekmyun, isn’t that too much to ask? Jores Island has a large enough land to build a small country.”
I know. Furthermore, the island of Jores was located in the best place to enter from other continents to Procia.
With this island, Kara could take all future maritime trade.
“It includes ransom.”
“What do you mean ransom?”
“We’re returning 150,000 troops and 170,000 others in the Great Desert”
Count Boris looked somewhat worried. The 320,000 people currently in the Great Desert accounted for nearly 1% of the kingdom’s total population. The public sentiment and economic stability that arise when they are brought in were too great to ignore.
However, the population eventually recovers as long as there is land.
“And here’s the Polkin Gate.”
“The Polkin Gate?”
Count Boris had a severe conflict with my unconventional offer. Polkin’s gate was an absolute breakwater for the desert forces and an integral part of the desert trade route. Of course, They couldn’t help but want it back.
But for me, the Polkin Gate is a meaningless land. There’s still a lot left, so I can get it back whenever I want.
In addition, if Kara has the Polkin Gate and the era of destruction arrives, I may be the first to fight against the Great Armada. I don’t like that. I did it for 6 months and got sick of it. The Polkin gate should be protected by someone else, not me.
“Yes, the kingdom of Kara, which will be established here, will serve the kingdom of Robros as suzerain.”
Count Boris expressed great interest in a series of unconventional offers. If Kara served the Kingdom of Robros as the suzerain, he could not only save face in this defeat but also have a strong subordinate state in the back.
“That’s not bad enough. I’ll call my home country and tell them.”
“But here’s another one. What you need to do.”
“What do you mean?”
“You’re making the first request as the host country. If you send us a list of the rebels bearing the official seal of your king, we’ll figure it out. Very neat.”
Count Boris hung a fishy smile around his mouth.
“You mean you’re going to execute the Duke of Bastian directly in Kara.”
“Yes, that way we can trust you. And this is a basic condition for the trust of both countries. If you don’t listen, we will continue this war.”
“Don’t worry. It’s not difficult. Whoever is responsible for the execution will not change the outcome. So who are you going to execute?”
“The entire expedition command.”
Count Boris opened his eyes wide. The expedition’s command includes 5 percent of the nobles in the Kingdom of Robros. When they die of treason, the political situation becomes very noisy.
Of course, that much of the land will be recovered, and those who contribute will receive great rewards.
“I’ll try, but why don’t you spare Marquis Fabius? The Marquis is an indispensable symbol of force in our kingdom.”
“I know. I actually didn’t want to kill that bald grandfather either. You know, when you guys came to the mission, you and I were close?”
Count Boris’s face was in full bloom.
“Oh, well, you were always together.”
“Instead, one of those who are not commanders of the expedition is included in the kill list.”
“Who are you talking about?”
“The Earl of Malthus. I think this kid is related. “The Duke of Bastain must cross the Polkin Gate in order to seek treason, but it’s impossible without the Earl’s operation.”
“That’s true. I see. I’ll hand over Earl Malthus to you.”
I held out my hand with a bright smile. It was a negotiation settlement.
After that, I negotiated the details with Count Boris. In a big framework, an agreement was reached, but procedural problems still remained. When to hand over the list and the island of Jores, and when to hand over the Polkin gates and expeditionary troops.
Soon after, a list of slain victims secretly stamped on King Robros arrived in front of me.
‘I knew you’d get it. I can’t help but answer it in this situation.’
King Robros suspected the Duke of Bastian’s rebellion, forcing Marquis Fabius’ expedition to strike Kara, which became a decisive setback and lost the war.
In other words, the decisive factor in the defeat is King Robros himself. This is very politically embarrassing. This is a very serious situation that could lead to weakening of the royal authority.
But I threw the Duke of Bastian as a political scapegoat.
King Robros cannot help but ask. If the Duke of Bastian’s treason is true, the king could prove his own good eye and put the blame for the defeat on the Duke. And the kingdom can be strengthened in the midst of the blade.
In other words, if he doesn’t agree, he is a fool.
However, he became a super-fool by agreeing to it.
‘You’re a sick old man. Wait, I’ll send you to hell soon. Well, you have to die for my dream of prolonging my life.’[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]