The Struggle of a Weak Aristocrat in a Different World C27: Future Policy
After that, I stopped the meeting once and spent two hours appeasing the sulking Hal and convincing him that I would work harder than ever. After that, I gathered the three of us in the meeting room again, except for Hazuki.
“So, I’d like to resume my report.”
I let out everything that had happened in the capital without hiding it.
“Hmm…where should I start?”
Hal tilted his head with a mysterious look on his face. I looked around and saw that the other two also had a sullen look on their faces, as if they had just eaten unripe, green fruit.
“The only thing I can say is that I can’t wait to see what a screw actually is. My brother and sister know more about politics than I do.”
“I see. I’m sure you’ll be able to find something that works for you. Now that we’ve got the matter of Hazuki out of the way, let’s talk politics.”
Zion nodded deeply, then lowered his eyes and put his hand on his chin and stopped moving. He was probably pondering how to use the screw as soon as possible.
“So the conflict between the Prime Minister and the King has become that obvious…”
“And it has been exposed in front of the nobles in this case. From now on, the nobles will also move to fight for the royal power.”
The ambitious nobles would start to move aggressively on this matter, the king and the Prime Minister would be unable to stop them.
“So what can I do to keep my Dreschord family from getting involved in this political battle?”
I asked everyone.
I was surprised to hear their immediate denial, and I shouted.
“I can’t. Does that mean we’re screwed?”
“Well, it’s almost a dead end. Because Chris-sama has been spotted by Countess Piazon, right? Now, it’s not like you won’t be approached again, right?”
Damn it, I shouldn’t have gotten involved with Mist.
“So, if a war breaks out, you’re sure we’ll be involved?”
“I suppose so. Well, we’ve only just found out about it, so we’ll probably have five years to get ready, during which time we’ll have to expand our military.”
Five years. That’s both long and short.
“As for the expansion of the army, we’ll raise the treatment of civil servants and give them more military training so that they can be used as troops for the Viscount’s army.”
“I understand. I’ll take care of the training and guidance.”
“And take care of the students at the school as well.”
This is the only thing we can do for now in terms of the military. The only other thing we can do is to make sure we have high quality weapons and armor.
I’m worried. Besides, I’m running out of money again.
“This is the most important thing, as long as you are involved in the war, you need to know which side you should be on to win, and you also need to watch the movements of the nobles close to your family to make sure that your family is not destroyed before your side wins.”
Hal frowned and said. I’ve heard that the one who controls the information wins the war. Hal, too, places utmost importance on the importance of information.
“Oh, yes. But, how do I find out?”
“There’s one job that only Master Chris can do, you know. If you go there, you’ll get a good idea of the nobles’ movements.”
“That’s right. I’m sure there will be quite a few more people next year trying to take advantage of their own children.”
“What are you talking about?”
I have no idea what Yulis and Hal are talking about…….
“It’s the Royal Academy.”
“Oh! That’s where Yulis quickly graduated from?”
“That’s right. I’ve never explained it to Chris-sama, so I’ll tell you…”
Yulis said that the Royal Academy is a place where children of noble families from 8 to 18 years old study, and it is a credit-based school with elementary, middle and high schools. It’s a place where aristocrats can make connections with other aristocrats rather than study.
So, Yulis was the one who only studied stupidly and diligently and graduated. The other two were trying to play, but were lamenting that Viscount Hart had tricked them into taking more credits than they needed and made them graduate right away.
When it was first established, it was built as a pretext to summon the children of nobles to the capital as hostages, but now it has lost its power and the nobles are free to attend.
“I see. I’ll be 15 this year, so I should enter high school, right? And I should be able to find out the power structure of the nobility there?”
“Well, there you have it.”
“Master Chris. It’s really important. Just because you’re at school doesn’t mean you can play around. No, it has nothing to do with the fact that I didn’t have a good time at school. It really doesn’t matter.”
I’m sure you’re jealous. Well, life and death are at stake so I’m not going to play.
“Speaking of which, how did you feel about Countess Piazon and the princess?”
Yulis opened her mouth as if she had suddenly remembered something obvious.
When I flinched, Yulis answered quickly.
“No, no, there’s no deep meaning, they’re both the same age as Chris-sama and will be classmates. No, that’s all.”
Yulis was kind of scary.
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