I Become a Rogue Lord in a World Where Only I Level Up C51: Things you can obtain in someone else’s territory (14)
The moment Ganev was about to land, Yurasia attacked him! Ganev swung his sword to block the attack, thanks to this he landed on the railing. He did not have enough momentum, probably because he had changed the direction of his sword at the last minute to block Yurasia’s attack.
“Attack him now! Don’t let him create a gap!”
The soldiers rushed to Ganev at once, Zint was at the head of the group and attacked Ganev with the [Nameless Sword]. Ganev’s expression changed at the unexpected attack, and he focused on Zint. This was the moment I had been aiming for, when Ganev was distracted by Zint!
[Do you want to use Crush?]
With my martial force now at 95, the power of [Crush] is a whopping 100! I summoned Daitouren to use the skill that had reached the S-class.
In the midst of this, Ganev, who was fighting Zint, suddenly sheathed his sword. Zint seized the opportunity and attacked him. I also quickly activated [Crush]. Then, Ganev pulled out the sword from its scabbard activating a skill. A powerful blade of light erupted and his martial force instantly increased to 102. I reflexively used [Invincible for 30 seconds] on Zint to save him.
After offsetting Ganev’s mana skill with [Invincible for 30 seconds], [Crush] would pierce his chest! That was my plan; however, Ganev noticed [Crush] and twisted his body. He changed the direction of the light blade that was pointing at Zint and used it to parry my attack.
Because of the sudden change in direction, he couldn’t repel [Crush]. As a result, my attack that flew at his chest was deflected and went through his shoulder. The power of the skill he used was 102, if it had been a head-on collision, [Crush] would have been completely obliterated, fortunately, I was able to injure him.
Ganev lost one of his arms, at the same time he was pushed off the railing by the impact of my attack and fell off the castle wall!
In the midst of all this, Ganev pulled out the third of the four swords he had on his belt and swung it towards the ground. The mana released from the sword created a repelling force which slowed down his falling speed. As a result, Ganev succeeded in landing without getting hurt. Blood spurted out like a fountain from the mangled section of flesh where his arm had been severed, after he landed Bridget’s soldiers rushed to his side.
This could be seen from a distance, and the signal of retreat began to sound in the enemy camp. Too bad I couldn’t kill him, but I did blow off one of his arms. Judging from the amount of blood that he lost, it was not an injury from which he could recover quickly.
As the enemy retreated I checked the status of the armies.
[Allied forces 28,700]
[Bridget’s Royal Army 30,110]
We won thanks to the advantage of the city wall. The number of the enemy was greatly reduced, but there was little damage to our army.
“I can’t believe he survived that.”
Yurasia forgot the joy of victory when she saw that Ganev survived.
“I couldn’t kill him, but this much is enough for my plans. Because this is where the real battle begins.”
I emphasized my strategy once again so she won’t lower her guard. Yurasia nodded strongly at my words. Today’s victory was not a big deal, because this is where the real war begins.
The plan was to kill Ganev here, because it was obvious that the Bridget king would use him to attack the city walls. We were unable to kill him, but the core of the enemy army was badly injured, so there should be no problem in implementing my strategy. If we hesitate here, we will lose the opportunity to end this war sooner.
For this reason, I entrusted the royal capital to Yurasia as I had told her beforehand and I left the capital with the 1,000 cavalrymen I had prepared through the north gate, which was located on the opposite side of the south gate where the enemy was stationed. The enemy will be able to grasp our movements through reconnaissance, but I don’t care if they know, because it’s too late.
* * *
“How dare they attack our supply route?”
Bautor was unable to contain his anger at the report of the chief of staff. His self-assured expression was a little gloomy. It was no wonder that even the king had not eaten any food today.
He ordered his men to search the surrounding fields, but they couldn’t find any food nearby. Still, if he sent his troops too far away they might get attacked by the enemy. Eating the rice and wheat that had just started to grow green was no different from eating grass. Rather, the unfamiliar food would just give them a stomachache.
“If we continue to send troops to resupply it will interfere with our ability to attack King’s Landing!”
Just as Isenbahan, the chief of staff, said this with a troubled look on his face, a new report came in.
When Bautor raised his voice, Isenbahan hesitantly opened his mouth.
“That’s…….Even the iron cavalry we just sent to protect our supply route has……disappeared.”
Bautor clenched his teeth and shouted. But the more he did so, the hungrier he got.
“If this keeps happening why don’t you send Pohorizen?”
“No, we can’t. If we send him, he might eat up all our provisions to satisfy his hunger and the enemy might trick him into not coming back!”
Isenbahan listened to the king and was immediately convinced. Pohorizen was not the right man for the mission because he pushed forward without thinking.
Weakness is a curse. They were hungry and tried to attack, but there was no progress in the capture of the royal capital. In fact, all of their siege weapons were burned today.
If the king starved for a day, it means that the average soldier starved for more than three days. The lack of progress is a natural result. Ganev, who had lost one of his arms, still hadn’t woken up so Bautor could only be angry.
[Allied forces 28,700]
[Bridget’s Kingdom Army 30,110]
[Training level: 20]
We were victorious in a siege that lasted three days! Our army’s morale was boosted by this battle. Due to the nature of siege warfare, there were not that many casualties. However, a major change occurred in the army of the Bridget Kingdom.
[Bridget’s Kingdom Army]
[Training level: 80]
The number of their soldiers was less than our army because of the many deaths in the ensuing defeats. Perhaps because of this, morale plummeted from 90 to 50. It is natural for morale to drop after a series of defeats, but the reason it dropped so drastically was, of course, because they were starving.
Bautor and his soldiers were unable to receive supplies and I managed to erode the morale of the enemy. A thousand cavalrymen, led by Zint and me, had been destroying the enemy’s supply units like a ghost. When the enemy scouts reported in, their supply route was already destroyed.
Bautor could no longer stand the hunger and began to retreat from the royal capital to Rhonav Castle on the fifth day. Of course, this was largely due to the success of Yurasia, who defended the capital without losing morale with her 97 command ability.
There is only one thing the enemy can do. After they finish preparing their army at Rhonav Castle, they should march slowly to the royal capital with all their provisions.
Of course, I could have occupied Rhonav Castle before the main army retreated and burned all the provisions but I didn’t do that. If I occupied Rhonav Castle, the enemy would have received the report and would have retreated to another occupied area. No matter how hungry the enemy was, a force of 1,000 men would not be able to defeat their main army.
So I watched as the enemy retreated to Rhonav Castle. Of course, I wasn’t just watching, my next plan was already in effect.
* * *
Bautor was taken by surprise by the allied forces with Rhonav Castle in front of him. However, he sent Pohorizen and the attack was easily stopped.
“Look at them running away!”
Bautor smiled broadly as he watched them. He was able to confirm that no enemy was a match for his elite soldiers.
During the retreat, Bautor’s mood was terrible. He was so angry that he wanted to take control of the royal city of Roserun as soon as possible, but there was nothing he could do because he had no provisions. It was his own fault for being so hasty but after repelling the surprise attack his spirits rose.
“Even without Ganev, we can open the gates of King’s Landing if we have enough food. The Royal Army of Roserun that we fought is such a weak army. In addition, they are also stupid. If they hadn’t just targeted the supply troops and retaken Rhonav, we would have been forced to retreat further back!”
“That’s true. We only had a thousand men left in Rhonav because we kept sending them back to keep bring more supplies.”
Isenbahan replied in agreement.
“They were so focused on cutting off the immediate supply that it didn’t occur to them to dispose of the food in Rhonav. Idiots.”
Bautor sneered even louder, highlighting what he thought was his enemy’s blunder in an attempt to rub out his mistake this time.
“It’s all because I let my guard down. I’ll get my troops in order immediately and head back to King’s Landing with provisions. I will not be careless anymore, this time I will ruin King’s Landing!”
Bautor’s self-esteem had already been damaged by the retreat, and all he could think about was the fall of the royal capital. His chief of staff, Isenbahan, wanted him to consider the enemy’s strategy a little more carefully, since the enemy seemed stronger than he had expected, but it was impossible to broach the subject.
It would be a blow to Bautor’s self-esteem and Isenbahan did not have the courage to risk his life on it. There was no one to stop him, so Bautor repeated the word ruin over and over again.
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