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I am the Monarch - Chapter 100

Published at 23rd of December 2016 02:59:15 AM


Chapter 100

I Am the Monarch – Chapter 100: Salvation (1)






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“Mm . ”

Simon gulped the silence .
His happy face had now become dark .

“That more monsters that appeared until now will pour out?”
“Yes . Based on what was analyzed by the information squad, it seems like there will be at least 5 times more monsters . ”

Roan replied calmly .
He knew that the final exodus happened in the last 3 days thanks to the memories of his past life .
Thanks to that, making up the information and convincing Simon wasn’t a difficult thing .

“Will you be able to stop it?”

Coming straight to the point .
Roan nodded .

“There are no problems . ”

It was true .
You wouldn’t know if you got done by while not knowing, but in a situation where you knew it would happen, the preparations for it had already been finished .
Only, what had Roan worried wasn’t the region of Tale .

“We have to notify the other regions . ”
“Right . We should . ”

Simon smiled faintly and nodded .
Right now, he wasn’t only in charge of the region of Tale that was located at the north of the lake .
At least for the other nobles supporting him, there was a need to notify of this a bit quicker .
But what Roan wanted didn’t amount to only that .
He took in a breath for a moment and then carefully spoke .

“We also have to notify the sides of the 2nd and 3rd princes . ”
“Mm?”

Simon frowned one brow .
Roan quickly added .

“The two princes will also think that the stir of the monsters has ended . And naturally, the defenses will also be sloppy . In this situation, if 5 times the number of monsters appear, the region around the lake will become a mess . And the citizens that were relieved will also suffer great damages . ”
“Mm . ”

Simon gulped the silence .

‘Those things are important even when the competition for the throne is happening?’

He knew that Roan had great interest in the lives and livings of the citizens, as a commoner troop commander .
But he hadn’t expected that he would worry about their safety in this situation .

‘If Tommy and Kallum can’t react properly to it, they suffer a big blow and I become more advantageous . ’

It was true that Simon was more open minded about ranks than other nobles .
But for this, he was an ambitious person .
To climb on the throne, he would do even the cruelest and terrible choices .

‘Even so, there’s no need to make Roan feel bad here . ’

Roan was really outstanding .
He was someone he had to bring with him until he climbed to the throne .
Simon erased the displeased look and put a faint smile .

“I understand . I will send a message to my two brothers . ”
“Thank you . ”

Roan was still bowing, so he didn’t realize the change of expression in Simon .

“Then, I will be going now . ”

There were many things he had to do with the final exodus in front of him .
Roan saluted and then got out of the room .

“Whew . ”

Simon let out a long sigh .
The escorting knight, Ralph Tains that was behind him, asked in a low voice .

“Will you really send the message?”

At those words, Simon snorted .

“Hmph . I can’t do that . For me, it’s the perfect opportunity . As we have to trick Roan’s eyes, just pretend to send it . ”
“Yes . I understand . ”

Ralph bowed and got out of the room after replying .
Simon, that got left alone, fell in his thoughts .


‘Roan . Your insight and ability is outstanding, and you treat your underlings really well . On top of that, you have a good heart and even love the citizens . But…… . ’

That kind of temperament was only suitable in times of peace .

‘You will have to get dirty a bit . ’

If that wasn’t the case, he may stand up against him in the final point .
Simon closed his eyes .

‘Roan . At least until I become the king, stay next to me . ’

After that?
That was something only Simon knew .

*****

“Then . They are trusting you without any doubts?”
“Yes . They are . ”

A handsome youth and a middle aged man were sharing a conversation in a low voice .
The youth was the 3rd prince of Rinse kingdom, Kallum Rinse, and the man was surprisingly enough one of the spies of Tommy Rinse, viscount Jonathan Chase .

“Brother Tommy acts all intelligent but he’s a really sloppy person . Hahaha . ”
“If it wasn’t only for duke Edwin Voisa, he would have already been eliminated from the competition for the throne . ”

A fishy smile appeared in Jonathan’s mouth .
His eyes were certainly smiling, but a kind of cold feeling .
Tommy wouldn’t be imagining it at all .
That Jonathan that proposed joining hands with Kallum Rinse was actually a spy of Kallum .

“Prince . ”

Jonathan’s nose frowned .
Kallum’s eyes shone .

“It seems like you have thought of something good?”

He knew that every time Jonathan had something good in mind he frowned his nose .
And Jonathan nodded .

“There are two spies in the camp of the 1st prince that belong to the 2nd prince . ”
“I know that . ”
“And there are also two in our side . ”
“Right . ”

Kallum thought of the nobles he had won over to his side and nodded .
Jonathan’s voice became more covert .

“Send a letter to them and slightly spill the identity of the spies of the 2nd prince . ”
“Oh!”

Kallum let out a low exclamation .
Jonathan continued speaking .

“If rumours enter the eyes of the 1st prince, then he won’t stay still at all . ”
“Right . He would make a fuss to cut the heads of those bastards . ”

At Kallum’s words, the smile in Jonathan’s mouth became even more fishy .

“And the spies of the 2nd prince wouldn’t just stay still . ”
“Make the two sides fight each other?”
“Yes . We are just watching how the fight proceeds . ”

A weird laugh was heard .
Kallum hit his knees with his hands .

“Good . Operate it right away . ”
“Yes! Just leave it to me . ”

Jonathan bowed deeply .
An ambitious fire appeared in his cold eyes .

‘The one to become the next king is the 3rd prince . ’

Abilities or quality wasn’t important at all .
The only one among the 3 princes that could do as they pleased was Kallum .
And among the nobles of Rinse, the one with the most ambitions could be Jonathan .
No, perhaps, his ambition would be the same as Simon’s .

*****

A night which had a blue moon .
The final exodus started .
The first day really resembled hell .
The monsters that pour out of the lake with cries .
They overflowed out of the lake as if the were really excited, no, perhaps stricken in fear .
But the northern region of Poskein lake had solid preparations thanks to Roan .
Arrows poured over the heads of the monsters that appeared from the lake .


At the same time, fire surged up from their feet .
But this wasn’t the end .
Tens, hundreds of oil barrels floated over the lake .
The monsters that tried to get out of the water couldn’t move freely and had their legs tied up .
And above them, long spears that were set on fire flew .

Babang!

Poskein lake became a sea of fire with a loud explosion .
A really perfect defense .
Even so, the monsters pouring out of the lake started to push the defensive lines little by little and charged to the ground .
The number of monsters was that overwhelming .
But Roan didn’t confront them head on .
They repeated hitting and backing away, and lead the really excited monsters to traps and the troop’s bases .
Thanks to that, the monsters couldn’t resist properly and started to get exterminated little by little by the surprise attacks and traps .

“It’s Amaranth troop!”
“Open the gates!”

The guards that were left on Mediasis village yelled with all their strength .
They had discovered Amaranth troop approaching from the end of the south plains .
And Roan was at the front of them .

“Amaranth! Amaranth!”
“Roan! Roan!”

Amaranth troop put behind the pouring cheers and went to the HQ located at the center of the village .
Roan and Amaranth troop, that should be facing the monsters at the front lines had appeared .
That was because of Simon’s call .

‘What happened so suddenly?’

Roan looked at the building in the center and tilted his head .
Although he was blocking the monsters well, it wasn’t a situation that he could have some leisure .
Thanks to that, he had left his main force in the front and came with only two companies .

“Have some rest and reorganize your stuff . ”
“Yes . Understood”

Roan laid the order to the troop members and went to Simon’s office .
It was the first visit since he came to report about the final exodus some days ago .

“Mm . You finally came . ”

Simon raised his head with a stiff expression .

‘It seems like it’s a really serious thing……’

Roan looked at Simon’s expression and took in a deep breath .
Originally Simon was roughless and magnanimous .
He had never seen an expression like this before .

“I came after receiving your call . ”

Roan stood in front of Simon and saluted .
Simon gave him some papers instead .

“Read it . ”

Roan slowly read down the contents in the paper .

“Mm . ”

‘Just what……’

The paper was a kind of letter .
It was sent by baron Elton Coat that was in charge of the northern boundary .

‘That baron Luke Aip and baron Mito Posis are spies for the 2nd prince… . . ’

Surprisingly enough, Elton revealed the identities of the spies Tommy Rinse planted through the letter .
On top of that, he even added proof that they were working for the 2nd prince .

“What do you think?”

Simon was locking his fingers while lowering his head a bit .
He couldn’t see his expression but it felt rough and heavy, as if his voice would explode at any time .

“I wonder…… . ”

Roan paused the last words .
It wasn’t because he couldn’t be certain or not about Elton’s words being true .

‘Right 2 days ago, we could grasp the identity of the spies of the 2nd prince through the agency . ’

The names of the spies Chris confirmed were Luke Aip and Mito Posis .
It coincided with the contents of Elton’s letter .
But the problem .


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‘Is that baron Elton Coat is a spy working for the 3rd prince . ’

The side of the 3rd prince had revealed the identity of the 2nd prince .
Roan thought that this would have some kind of meaning .

‘On top of that, we still couldn’t find the spy hiding in the side of the 3rd prince . ’

According to the analysis of the agency, there should be one more .
Because of several reasons like this he couldn’t make any decision .

“In my eyes, they seem true . ”

Simon’s voice .
It was still rough and heavy .
Roan placed down the paper and replied .

“Even so, I will have to investigate myself to know . ”

He showed a careful reaction for now .
One brow of Simon twisted .

“Really? Then, will you go talk to him yourself?”

And then, he shook his right hand .
Ralph Tains, that was at standing at the back, fell back and then appeared with another middle aged man that had a familiar face .

‘Baron Elton Coat . ’

The man with a nervous expression was the one that sent the letter and the one defending the northern villages because of Roan’s orders, Elton .
Simon stood up and made a gesture with his chin .

“Roan . If you have something to ask, do it now . If those results end up getting revealed as truth… . . ”

His eyes got bloodshot .

“I will behead Luke and Mito myself . ”

At that moment, a nasty murderous intent was felt .
Roan breathed quickly and slowly blinked .

‘Anyways, Elton Coat is also a spy . ’

He was planning to reveal the spies of the 3rd prince through this opportunity .
And to do that, there was a need to protect Luke and Mito for now .

‘There’s nothing more ridiculous than a spy with their identity exposed . ’

Roan chewed down his lips and looked at Elton .

“Sir baron Coat . How did you know that these two people are working for another prince?”
“That…… . ”

Elton paused for a moment and then started to answer with clear words .

“I realized it after I started to defend the villages in the north with Luke Aip along with you . As we were quite close, I started to see some strange things . ”
“Specifically?”
“He started to send letters with baron Mito Posis, who he didn’t have any relationship with, and people came to find him from outside Tale region . ”

Half was true and half was a lie .
Luke and Mito had never sent and received letters .
Only, there were some times that people sent by the 2nd prince Tommy came to find Luke .
The agency and the information squad didn’t miss that and it was revealed that Mito Posis was the other noble hidden as a spy after he started to show similar actions .
Roan, that already knew everything, asked back in a calm expression .

“If you see this, here is every letter sent by the 2nd prince and baron Luke Aip, so how did you get this?”
“While I was patrolling I discovered a suspicious person and so, caught him . But this came out of his chest . ”

This was a clear truth .

‘Actually, viscount Jonathan Chase should have sent a separate one . ’

Elton put a smile .
Roan kept asking several things in detail after that .
And every time, Elton answered with confidence and not a hint of hesitation .
Just as if he had already prepared and memorized it .
Then .

Bang!

Simon, that was looking this at the side, couldn’t hold it anymore and hit down the table .
His face was red .

“Roan . If it’s this much, there’s no need to listen to it anymore!”

His voice trembled .
A look he was forcefully holding back his rage .

“I will immediately slay down this trash like bastard!”


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A storm like intent came rushing in .

‘Fine . Done . Good . ’

Elton yelled out of delight .
But it was lacking with this .

‘I will also have to spill this in the side of Aip and Posis . ’

If he didn’t do so, there was a high possibility for this to get cleaned up easily .

‘It will end when the prince calls them to the HQ and captures them . ’

That wasn’t what Elton and the 3rd prince Kallum wanted .

‘They have to clash swords and fight . Kukuk . ’

It was funny just thinking about it .
Then, Roan that was silent, said in a calm voice .

“That’s impossible . ”

At that moment, the cold atmosphere became even colder .
Simon’s face contorted with rage .

“What did you say right now?”
“Prince, think of the order of things . Monsters 5 times the normal amount are pouring out . For now, wait until the subjugation ends . ”

Roan looked at Simon’s eyes fixedly .

‘If we get rid of them now, we won’t be able to find the spy of the 3rd prince . ’

The moment the neck of the 2nd prince’s spies get cut off, the other spies will all be able to live .

“If baron Aip and baron Posis resist roughly, our entire force will break up . And in the end, we will take a blow by the monsters . ”
“Mm . ”

Simon gulped the silence with an uncomfortable expression .
He didn’t like that he had to wait to get rid of the traitors that served him by his side and not be able to do it immediately .
But Roan’s words were true for several things .

‘Even if we do catch Luke and Mito, they can revel themselves……’

As he saw that Simon was calming down his rage, Roan nailed down a wedge .

“Four days!”
“…… . ”
“I will end up the subjugation in exactly 4 days!”

Roan’s expression was
There was now 2 days remaining in the final exodus .
If he took a day to take care of the remnants and another day to retrieve the battlefield the subjugation would end .

“Fine . Roan . I will do as you say . Instead…”

Ududuk .

Sound of teeth gritting was heard .

“I won’t kill them that easily . ”

Elton, that was looking at that, frowned .

‘Damn! That damned bastard!’

His sight moved over to Roan .
His plans that were about to succeed became foam .

‘Bastards that isn’t helpful at all…… . . ’

When he thought up to that point .
Roan smiled bitterly and looked at Elton .

“Baron Coat, keep checking on the actions of baron Luke Aip . ”

Elton hid his thoughts and nodded .

“I understand . I will check on him carefully . ”

Elton nodded with a resolute expression .
A damnful act .

‘I have to reveal the spy of the 3rd prince the quickest possible . ’

He had to urge the agency and the information squad .
There were only 4 days that remained .

‘Then i’m taking care of Luke, Mito and Elton and the remaining one at the same time . ’

Roan’s eyes shone .
Complicated plans were raised consecutively in his head .

< Salvation (1) > End



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