PR Note: From this chapter onwards, we are changing the spirit Kinness’ name to Kinis as it is the correct translation from the original. I apologise for the previous mistakes made. We will also go over the former chapters to fix any differences soon. Thank you for reading.
I am the Monarch – Chapter 252: Victory (2)
A military meeting opened with Roan Lancephil and Ian Phillips as the chair.
It was to ask the suggestions for how to face the fifty thousand Rinse Liberation Army with Mills Voisa as its head.
“That too is a good thought, but in my case I would……”
Numerous commanders freely revealed the schemes within their heads.
Ian leaned his ears to all stories and meticulously recorded its contents.
The military meeting continued on for quite a long time.
However, a military strategy that could clearly be called it did not come out.
A situation where the Lancephil Fief Regiment had its number of soldiers reduced to about twenty thousand strong while the enemy army, in contrast, had increased to fifty thousand strong.
Even though the enemy army’s majority are conscripts, the difference in numbers was much too big to blindly ignore.
Ian once again read the contents of his memo and fell into contemplation.
A moment later.
His gaze headed towards Roan.
No, to be exact, it headed towards above Roan’s head.
“Can you perhaps make the rain of fire fall down one more time, miss?”
A gentle voice.
At the end of his gaze was a girl whose crimson lighted hair and violet skin were otherworldly, Kinis.
She round and around flew above Roan’s head.
After coming back from the Spirit World, not only Roan but other people too could see Kinis.
<It’s impossible for me alone to make the rain of fire fall down.>
Kinis shrugged her shoulders and shook her head.
“I see. Then that can’t be helped.”
Ian exhaled a short sigh with a disappointed expression.
If they could make the rain of fire fall down just one more time, they could annihilate the enemy army with Roan alone.
They could have ended this tiresome war in an instant.
‘We’ll have to find a different way.’
It was the moment Ian again looked at his memos.
<But just once, I can turn a falling rain into fire.>
“Hm? What do you mean, miss?”
Ian asked back with a surprised expression.
Kinis shook her head with an expression asking if he didn’t even understand that.
<I can’t make the rain of fire fall down in the first place, but I can turn a falling rain into fire. Miss Elaim gave me a present when I was returning to the human world, you see. I used that present once the instant I returned, and now there’s just one more left.>
Ian let out a quiet exclamation.
The other commanders too floated anticipations fully on their faces.
“You mean just once is possible……”
Ian thinly closed his eyes and sank into contemplation.
All sorts of intelligence and strategies whirled like a storm within his head.
“Good. That’s good.”
Words murmured alone.
He abruptly jumped up from his seat and looked at Roan.
“There is something to check, my lord. I will head for a moment to the capital, Miller, sir. It won’t be long.”
Somehow a slightly elated expression.
No, it was an expression full of certainty.
Roan nodded his head.
“Go. I will send you ten taemusas along.”
“Thank you, sir.”
Ian instantly said his goodbye and then exited out of the meeting room.
Thanks to that, the military meeting couldn’t continue on further and ended.
Numerous commanders exited the meeting room one after another.
The ones who stayed until the end were Roan and Kinis, just the two.
“Finally, we can talk.”
At those words, Kinis who was flying around inside the meeting room brightly smiled and sat down on top of the table.
<It’s really been a long time.>
Greeting passed once more.
“How have you been until now? You didn’t answer even when I called.”
Roan faintly smiled and creased his forehead.
Kinis merely smiled wordlessly.
Roan didn’t press her and quietly awaited.
A moment later.
<In truth, I was lost rather a lot.>
She raised up her two arms.
Her violet skin was fully displayed.
<Since I’m not an ordinary water spirit however you see it.>
Kinis’s story began like that.
That was a rather long and boring story.
The capital, Miller, was of festive mood.
Because the news that Roan and the Lancephil Fief Regiment had defeated the South Rinse Kingdom and were winning every battle in the war with the North Rinse Kingdom was delivered.
To the Rinse Kingdom citizens, this war wasn’t simply a Rinse Kingdom’s civil war.
The South Rinse Kingdom carried on Diez Kingdom’s back, the North Rinse Kingdom carried on Estia Empire’s back.
Now the war wasn’t a throne succession war but a patriotic war fighting against a foreign invasion.
Due to that, Roan began to be lauded not as one noble but a hero of the kingdom and the world.
“Aha! Really, he’s really great! To think he’s chasing away all the South Rinse Kingdom and the Diez Kingdom, North Rinse Kingdom and the Estia Imperial Army.”
“Sir Count Lancephil is a hero. A hero.”
Men sat around in a circle and raised their voices.
They all like one heated up their praise of Roan and the Count Lancephil House.
“I just knew it from the moment that sir helped the Miller Castle’s slums. That he’ll someday become a really big man.”
“Huff. I on the other hand. I knew since the time he was a Eastern Regional Corps’ commander.”
“I knew since Sir Count Lancephil was the Rose Troop’s vice commander……”
“Nah. Stop with your lies. Just how would you know a bottom rank troop’s vice commander at the end of the East?”
“Cough. Cough. Well, that’s not important. What’s important is that Sir Count Lancephil was that much a man to become big since a long time ago.”
“Right. Right. That I agree.”
The young men recalled Roan’s stories and his paths and burst out a laugh.
At that moment, a simple looking young man spoke up in a low voice.
“By the way……”
At his extremely cautious look, the other men too instinctively lowered their heads.
The men’s heads gathered in the center.
The man who had spoken up spoke in a small voice as if to whisper.
“If the war ends like this, then who’s……”
He couldn’t easily continue on the words.
The man exhaled a short sigh.
And then added on in a voice much smaller than before.
“Who’s climbing onto the throne?”
Instantly, the faces of the men who were leaning their ears stiffly hardened.
They pointlessly searched each other’s faces and formed awkward smiles.
A silence continued on for a moment.
However, they had no thoughts of ending the conversation like that.
“There’s no man in the Rinse Royalty to continue the throne, no?”
“Right. Only the princesses are alive.”
Soon, a heated debate unfolded.
“Then one of the princesses as expected is climbing to the throne?”
“If so, then Princess Katy should be the most likely.”
Everyone nodded at those words.
Katy Rinse was the direct sister of the dead Simon Rinse and her dead mother too was the first queen.
Looking just by the bloodline, she was the purest bloodline of the royalty.
“But Princess Katy is the sister of that very Prince Simon.”
The fiend that turned the Rinse Kingdom into a ruin together with the hexers and simultaneously drove innocent citizens of the kingdom to death.
Rather, in the current situation the fact that she was Simon’s direct sister held back her ankle.
Everyone nodded their heads.
“Then how ‘bout Princess Aily? She even raised a clear achievement in the current war.”
“Right. She raised a big achievement in the Conquest of the Capital, Miller.”
“From the rumors heard, she also added in on beating away the Diez Kingdom Army.”
“Even more, her actions too had nowhere to nitpick……”
The men’s voices slightly elated.
At that moment.
“By the way, would the senate and the many nobles recognize not a prince but a princess climbing to the throne?”
“Hhm. That too is right.”
Few echoed the words and nodded their heads.
Since the Rinse Kingdom was founded, there was not even once when a princess or a woman climbed to the throne.
“Will they have to find someone from the relative houses chased out from the palace?”
“Nah. You think those people are still alive? They’ve all already died.”
“Right, children were rather rare until the previous his majesty the king too.”
The men once again fell into thought.
At that moment, the simple-looking man once again cautiously spoke up.
“Then what about instead leaving the throne to the man who marries the princess?”
“To the husband?”
“Is that possible?”
Everyone’s eyes roundly widened.
The simple-looking man instantly nodded his head.
“Think about it. Just who’s Princess Aily’s lover……”