I Become a Rogue Lord in a World Where Only I Level Up C18: Talents Only I Can Recognize. Hidden gems (1)
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I left the defense of the territory to Haddin.
What if there’s trouble in the territory while I’m gone? That would be a disaster. But as long as the gold is safe, I can take care of it. Besides, I’m the only one who can retrieve the gold.
With this rope of trust, I headed north without a care in the world.
I saw a long line of refugees on the road on the way there. From the northern border to Linon Castle there was an endless procession of people heading towards the capital, where they thought they would be a little safer. In a way, it was a natural scene since we were at war. The refugees and the war are inseparable.
The procession of refugees was a clear indication of how dangerous the Lunan Kingdom was right now.
In the history of the game, the Lunan Kingdom is actually destroyed. In this world, it’s my job to stop that.
As I continued to walk against the line of refugees, I finally saw Linon Castle.
Linon Castle, when interpreted in a narrow sense, means the lord’s castle of Linon territory, but when taken in a broader sense, it refers to the fortified city that surrounds the entire city of Linon where the lord’s castle is located. During wartime, the term is usually interpreted in a broader sense.
The citadel that surrounds a city usually has a total of four gates: east, west, north, south and south. When I arrived at the west gate, I revealed my identity and was guided to the command center. The person who greeted me at the lord’s castle, which was being used as a temporary command center, was the chief of staff of the kingdom’s army.
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Superior intellect, she was excellent and of course a noble, because she held the important position”Chief of Staff.”
“You are Count Aintorian?”
“Yes, it’s an honor to meet you.”
In the army, she was my boss, many levels above me. I greeted her with a bow to show my courtesy, but she just stared at me with a cold expression. There was no sign of welcome at all.
“Thank you for coming.”
“This is a crisis of national security, and I will help you in any way I can.”
Hayna looked at me with a scornful look, her eyebrows furrowed at my response. I didn’t say anything wrong, but it was too much. It also meant that Erhin’s bad reputation was known to them as well. A vicious lord, a womanizer, and a debauchee, that was the reputation of Aintorian Erhin.
Apparently, I had been summoned by the cowardly King Lunan himself. I guess the kingdom’s army doesn’t need the infamous me. Well, I’ll just have to change that impression thoroughly from now on.
“How is the war going?”
There’s no need to react to every single look of disdain. I didn’t care, I needed information.
“The situation is not good, we’ve lost Manon territory. The enemy is advancing on Gannen and Bern castles, and we’re currently fighting in Gannen Castle. If Gannen and Bern’s castles collapse, it won’t take long for Linon Castle to fall.
After Linon, the capital city of Lunan will be the next battleground. That’s why they’re trying their best to prevent that from happening, but they were pushed too far in the beginning, and the gap between the forces widened……”
Gannen and Bern territories? The enemy was attacking right in front of the capital city. The Lunan Kingdom, in dire straits!
“This explanation doesn’t mean anything to you. The front line is not the place you’re going.”
Hayna stopped explaining abruptly in the middle.
“But where if not the front line in these circumstances?”
I asked her what I didn’t understand. I know they won’t accept me, but they can’t stop using me since it’s the king’s order. Where the hell are they going to send me?
“I sent a supply corps commander there at short notice because there was a death among the front-line commanders. So you’ll be taking his place.”
The commander of a supply troop huh?
Supply units are certainly not the front line but they are just as important as the front lines.
She looks at me with such disdain, and yet she sent me to a supply unit? Supply is one of the most essential things on the battlefield.
If I think about it the other way around, it was also an excellent unit to follow the given orders. An incompetent commander is not needed in our Royal Army. Isn’t that right? I can honestly only think of it as being ridiculous.
“I see. A supply troop?”
“That’s why you should head to the supply base.”
“Yes, ma’am. By the way, who is the General? I’d like to say hello.”
“The general is busy. You just need to think about the supply corps!”
Oh, I see. There was nothing more to say. I came out of Linon Castle, leaving this cold welcome behind.
Let’s raise a supply unit to my army for now until the opportunity arises. The only way to interfere in this war is with troops that are absolutely obedient to me.
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