I Become a Rogue Lord in a World Where Only I Level Up C19: Talents Only I Can Recognize. Hidden gems (2)
-In the supply base located behind Linon Castle-
Centurion Yusen has not had a good night’s sleep for the past few days. There was one reason. He was thinking of his mother, she was on the verge of death because she had fallen ill. It would have been so much easier if the war had broken out after she had passed away.
He would have forgotten everything and defended his country on the front line, but after coming to the supply base, his feelings for his mother became even more intense.
I’m not going to be able to tell her, who raised me alone, that she is everything to me.
“Captain, are you okay? You’re not looking good these days……”
“Don’t worry. Don’t worry.”
Yusen was a mild-mannered man who always took good care of his men. They were worried because of the dark expression on his face the entire time he was stationed outside of Linon Castle. Another soldier who watched the exchange shook his head and poked the soldier in the side as he asked a question.
“Givens, don’t ask the captain that question.”
“No, I’m worried about…”
” You know his mother’s health is not very good.”
The soldier called Givens rolled his eyes at the words. It looked like he had no idea.
“Yeah, I’m pretty sure you were sent somewhere else.”
“Oh. More importantly, is it true?”
“It’s a pity that he’s so filial, I feel sorry for him.”
Donne words made Givens look bitter. It was Yusen who helped him with money before he was dispatched. He was willing to lend him three months of salary without saying a word.
“Isn’t there any way? A pass or something…….”
“It’s wartime now.”
Donne shakes his head. Givens was sighing at that. He wanted to help, but there was no way.
It’s not that Yusen wasn’t looking for a way, either. He went to the deputy commander, Hadan, who was currently in charge of the supply unit, with his mind made up. Naturally, his men blocked him in front of the barracks.
On this day, the deputy commander Hadan was in a pretty bad mood. Since the commander was moved to the front line, he naturally thought that he would be the one to replace him. But to think that some country bumpkin lord would take over the position of commander, Hadan was becoming even more irritated by the noise outside.
“What’s going on?”
“I insisted on meeting with my deputy commander……”
“Let him in.”
Hadan let the fussing Yusen through to his barracks, intending to take revenge.
“What’s the matter?”
When he came face to face with Hadan, Yusen suddenly knelt down. Then he hit his head on the floor and began to talk about the situation.
“Just one day off at…….Give me one day off. The rest I will fight for my life! I never forgot my duty in the slightest. I just wanted to see my mother for the last time. I wanted to see my mother for the last time before she died.”
Hadan smiled widely as he listened to Yusen. Confused by the reaction, Yusen tilted his head.
“You’re not the only one with such a situation. Take him out and whip him!”
Yusen’s face was completely distorted as Hadan shouted out with gusto as if to relieve stress. Of course, it was not so much the flogging as it was the despair of having completely lost hope.
Seeing Yusen return to the barracks whipped, his subordinates let out one complaint after another with puzzled expressions on their faces.
“This is terrible.”
“Shh! They can hear you.”
In the midst of all this, Yusen put his index finger in front of his mouth to tell his soldiers to be quiet.
There are countless soldiers in Yusen’s unit who owe him a debt of gratitude. Besides that, many other soldiers respected his humanity. So, seeing Yusen suffering from the whipping, Givens gathered the soldiers together for a meeting.
“I haven’t even paid the captain back yet.”
One of the soldiers said.
“Me too. Still, the captain told me to return it slowly. I wouldn’t have been able to afford it otherwise.”
The other soldiers nodded as they said so.
“It’s not all about the money. The captain usually looks out for us more than anything else.”
When that kind of talk comes from here and there.
Silence prevailed among the assembled soldiers.
In the midst of all this, Givens took the initiative to open his mouth.
“Anyway …….We have to figure out a way to help the captain……”
“What do you have in mind?”
Givens fell silent for a while and began to scratch his head as he spoke.
“When we go out to resupply, we’ll be working with several centurions. So we can’t fool the crowd there. Our chance is when we come back from resupplying. A patrol unit is assembled then right?”
Donne nodded at Givens words and said.
“Yeah. And since another ten centurions went out to resupply this morning, it’s your turn to do guard duty. Then our chance is now or never.”
The other soldiers chimed in. Then, Givens continued to explain the plan.
“We’re going to be in charge of the 12 zones, and all the alert calls will go to our centurions, so we’ll have our chance. Besides……”
“What? Tell me!”
Givens immediately continued to talk.
“A friend of mine who works in the barracks of Hadan told me that Hadan has been called by the chief of staff and they will meet tomorrow. I heard that he was happy that he would be entrusted with some task. Anyway, if Hadan isn’t in the unit, this is an even better opportunity. There won’t be any better chances to sneak out of here than in a moment without the commander.”
At Givens’ words, the soldiers suddenly stood up. All of them agreed with the method and the fact that this was the only opportunity they had.
Of course, Hadan was called in for a scheme to trap Erhin, who had been assigned as the commander of the supply troop, and their mistake was in not knowing that the new commander was coming to the supply unit.
The supply base was located behind Linon Castle and was on the key road to the capital. When supplies from the capital and the territories get here, they would be temporarily stored in this supply base and distributed to the various battlefields.
[Lunan Royal Army Supply Unit]
Supply base strength is 10,000 men, not many.
Five thousand were the troops guarding the supply base. The other 5,000 were the personnel who carried the supplies to the various fronts. All the combat troops are about 5,000 or so.
The level of training was disastrous. Inadequate training is practically a problem for the entire Lunan Kingdom Army. There is no such thing as a properly trained unit. That’s why the country was taken away from them without being able to fight.
A lousy supply unit with a training level not exceeding 50, it wasn’t just the state of training that was bad. As soon as I was assigned, I was given a tour of the commander’s barracks, that’s as far as it went. But I was not pleased with the sub-commander who suddenly entered the barracks.
[Age: 40 years]
[Martial force: 50]
That’s a terrible ability value. The only thing that comes with the title of deputy commander is the baron’s title. Of course, it’s not his ability that I don’t like, but his attitude.
“Congratulations on your new assignment. I’m Deputy Commander Hadan.”
“I’m Erhin. It’s a pleasure to meet you.”
“I know this supply unit better than anyone else. So I thought you could consider yourself here for a break. Well, I don’t want you to do anything.”
How can I not be angry at being told that all of a sudden?
With that sentiment in mind, rather than ask, Hadan began to blather on.
“I’ve been told that the chief of staff is leaving everything up to me.”
The way he brings up the chief of staff is very annoying.
“I’m going to Linon Castle because the chief of staff wants to see me, but in the meantime, just do nothing and relax. Is that clear?”
He gave me a cocky warning and walked out without listening to my reply. A giggle escaped me. What the hell was he doing? Of course, I’ll ignore the orders of the chief of staff.
According to the history of the game, the Linon territory will soon become a battlefield. There are only a few days left for the chief of staff to be bothered by me.
If I’m at the mercy of the Chiefs of Staff, the main culprit of my downfall, we’ll both end up dead. In fact, as long as I can gain control of the supply force by then, I should be able to participate in the battlefield.
So I completely ignored the warning to do nothing and immediately called up the centurions. I’m going to check out the personnel first.
“I will be your commander from today. It’s just a change in command, no other changes; you’re going to carry out your missions like before so that there are no deviations from the supply plan!”
Two people openly ridicule me for saying that. Perhaps they are Hadan’s direct subordinates. The rest of them wore strong expressions. There aren’t many people on Hadan’s side; it seems he’s not particularly popular. That’s a good thing for me.
There is only one person in the centurions with excellent ability value as far as I can see.
[Age: 39 years]
[Martial force: 82]
Centurion is the highest position a commoner can occupy. This means that he has been in the army for a long time now.
The higher the command ability, the faster and more efficient the training level of the soldiers grows. His command value was a whopping 90, it was like discovering a pearl in the ground. There really are excellent people on the battlefield!