I was sold at the lowest price C147: Balha Plateau / Nagisa
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We crushed the Zarfract flagship Ride Carrier with a huge rock and probably killed the Zarfract King, Arpa, who was aboard that ship. After the general was defeated, the army immediately began to retreat. When Yukiha saw the Zarfract army returning to the path they had come from, she looked relieved and said,
“That should keep the Zarfract army at bay for a while.”
“But with so many enemies still out there, isn’t it possible that they could come back tomorrow and resume their attack?”
“That’s not going to happen. It’s not a normal military commander that has been killed. The king’s disappearance is a big deal for the kingdom, and they’ll have to deal with a lot of troublesome domestic issues for a while, so there’s no time for war.”
Majni’s thoughts were the same as Yukiha’s, and he expected the Zarfract to be out of action for a while.
“The threat of an invasion from the south of the Luzhan Mountains has been drastically reduced with the defeat of the Zarfract forces. However, Temira is still under threat, and I just received a report from Lord Beda that the defense forces on the Balha Plateau are being outnumbered.”
“Since the threat of an invasion from the Luzhan Mountains has diminished, maybe we should head to the Balha Plateau to reinforce the defense, we’ll be doomed if the Holy City falls.”
“I was thinking about that too. Yukiha, Nagisa, Jihad, and Delphine, lead the army to the Balha Plateau.”
Majni-san was to remain at the fort in the Luzhan Mountains with a force of about ten magicrafts, and we were to head for the Balha Plateau as reinforcements for Temira’s army.
By the time we arrived at the Balha Plateau, Temira’s forces had been reduced to about half their strength. Still, I think they fought well against more than twice as many enemies.
“Lord Beda, with the death of King Arpa of Zarfract, the possibility of an invasion from the south of the Luzhan Mountains has been reduced, and we have come to your aid.”
Yukiha informs Lord Beda. Lord Beda looks quite worn out, perhaps from the heartache of being outnumbered.
“I’m sorry……if the Amurian army hadn’t come, this place would have fallen tomorrow.”
The enemies deployed on the Balha Plateau were the forces of the Ruja Empire and the coalition of Eastern Alliance countries. Their numbers were overwhelming, with over 500 magicrafts. Temira’s forces had already lost half of their strength, and even if they joined forces with our Amurian forces, their strength was still only 150 magicrafts, which was a pretty bad war situation.
It was only a matter of time before we would be defeated at this rate. Yukiha checked the situation of the allied Emou forces. In the worst case scenario, even if it was just a little bit, she wanted to see if they could reinforce us.
“Ranelle, what’s the status of the Emou army?”
“Looks like the Emou forces are winning the fight.”
“Looks like, Ranelle, you’ve joined up with the Emou forces, haven’t you?”
“Technically, we haven’t joined up with the main Emou army yet, I’m working with a detachment right now, and we’re trying to join up with the main army, but there’s a lot going on.”
“Well, I hope you’re okay…….On a different note, the situation on the Balha Plateau is pretty bad, so if the Emou forces can afford it, could you talk to them about sending reinforcements our way?”
“What about the Luzhan Mountains?”
“We’ve already defeated the Zarfract army on that side, don’t worry, father is staying behind to protect the place.”
“All right, I’ll talk to Emou about sending reinforcements to the Balha Plateau.”
We needed to hold on hoping for reinforcements from our allies, the Emou forces. A meeting was held to decide our course of action.
“Now that we’re defending the fort on this hill, we can hold the line, but if they take it, there’s nothing we can do.”
Lord Beda explained, pointing to a spot on the map. Yukiha nodded her head and listened.
“If that’s the case, it’s going to be important to defend that hilltop fort…….Okay, the Amurian army should head there to reinforce the fort.”
When Yukiha said this, Lord Beda let out a sigh of relief and thanked her.
“I would appreciate it if you would do that. However, the enemy seems to fully understand the importance of the fort, and their attacks are becoming more and more fierce. It’s going to be a tough fight, but I’m counting on you.”
The fort was defended by 6 ballistae and 30 magicrafts. Together with the Amurian troops it would be a force of 80 magicrafts and four ride carriers. I don’t know how large the enemy’s force will be, but Yukiha and I both thought that we would not be defeated so easily.
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