I Am the Monarch – Chapter 256 – Path of a King (4)

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The Lancephil Fief Regiment was unstoppable.
The Lancephil Legion, with the capital, Miller, as the center, focused their strengths on the northern regions’ remnant subjugation and stabilization.
In contrast, the Tale Legion, with the capital, Miller, as the center, took responsibility of the southern regions.
The North Rinse Kingdom and the South Rinse Kingdom’s remnants, and even the few factions that still followed Simon all were annihilated without even putting up a proper resistance at the extensive subjugation attack.
Meanwhile, Roan hurriedly dispatched Swift, Buro, and Nuns respectively to the Byron Kingdom, Diez Kingdom, and the Istel Kingdom.
The Byron Kingdom, which was defeated, held up both their hands and feet at Swift’s forceful manner.
Furthermore, they also accepted the conditions to open their borders and allow Roan to freely dispatch his army when necessary.
In the first place, the Byron Kingdom couldn’t help but agree to the humiliating agreement.
For they were the heinous criminal-nation that had twice attacked the Rinse Kingdom first.
Diez Kingdom too, with the condition of getting back Prince Lukan Diez, agreed to pay a war reparation.
Only, Lukan Diez’s extradition was cemented to right after Roan climbed to the throne.
In contrast, the Istel Kingdom, which fought together with Roan, was returned their land as promised and had its war reparation erased.
Originally, the negotiation ended with this.
However, Viscount Peid Neil, who was the negotiation representative of the Istel Kingdom’s, wanted the two nation’s relationship to advance a step further.
He proposed a suggestion to turn three amongst the border gateways into free gateways and make the travel of both kingdom’s citizens easier.
The reason was obvious.
He wished to increase the amount of trade with the Rinse Kingdom that was plenty with supplies.
It was because the Istel Kingdom’s situation was still impoverished even though they had their land returned and even got their war reparation cancelled.
Nuns, who already had received full authority from Roan, accepted that proposal and then suggested another proposal in counter.
That specifically was the navigation right to the Istel River that crossed the Istel Kingdom.
If they could just earn this navigation right, the Lancephil Navy, which acted with the Poskein lake as its base, could earn the chance to exit out into the ocean through the Istel River.
Peid, who knew well of such fact, obviously refused the proposal.
However, Nuns did not back down.
He, stating that the free gateway proposal too cannot be accepted if he did not accept this proposal, expressed a stout stance.
The negotiation fruitlessly dragged on.
At that very moment, Nuns raised up a new proposal.
He had promised to build ports at riverside cities simultaneously as they used the Istel River as a trade route.
Peid, who already had seen the Lancephil Navy and realized the importance of river and marine industry, shook at Nuns’s proposal.
Nuns stressed that this was the final offer, and Peid ultimately accepted that proposal.
The two people each earned the results they wished and ended their negotiation with satisfaction.
The Rinse Kingdom, thanks to the brilliant actions of such Count Lancephil House’s retainers, quickly recovered its stability.
Especially, Ian and Swift’s actions were notable.
The two people, simultaneously as they combined together and reformed the Lancephil Fief Regiment and the many factions’ forces, reorganized the administrative regions, institutions, groups, and systems.
They, with the system they made as basis, commanded the numerous scholars and nobles and rapidly resolved the complicated issues across the entire kingdom.
They received in this process a large help from the intelligence and espionage groups of Agens, Evishun, and Tenebra, but the biggest help among them was in fact.

“This truly is shocking.”
“To think it possibly was this much……”

Ian and Swift, who had frantically ran up having received the agents’ report, shook their heads with their eyes widely goggled.

“I was also speechless when I first saw it, sirs.”

Chris who was nearby made a bitter smile.
The three people stood in front of a small door and stared at the space inside.
The space of incredible size was bumpy like an inside of a cave.
But the reason they were shocked wasn’t because of that peculiar shape.
Ian, Swift, and Chris stepped inside the space.
Their footsteps were extremely careful.
The reason they couldn’t help but be so.
It was because this ridiculously large and wide space was fully filled with an incredible number of books.
Swift picked up a book among the volumes that were randomly stacked before his feet.

“These seriously are all……?”

An incredulous voice.
Chris bitterly smiled and nodded his head.

“Yes sir. The majority of the books here are……”

He exhaled a short sigh.

“Those Clay have written.”

Clay.
The genius who overestimated his abilities and tried to change the world alone.
His name, who ultimately lost to Roan and had his head cut off, had abruptly appeared.

“Huu……”

Ian and Swift shook their heads with speechless expressions.
Chris walked between the books and widely opened his arms.

“I knew that he was talented in multiple fields, but……”

The tip of his voice slightly shook.

“I didn’t know that it would be this much.”

At the very minimum, it was more than thousands of volumes.
Even if he possibly knew many things, it absolutely wasn’t a number that could be written alone.
But.

‘He must have used the druids’ skill.’

If it was Clay, it was something more than possible.
The three people for a long time poured over the numerous books.

“This really……”
“To think this could also be thought of this way……”
“This is a point I haven’t even thought of.”

The more and more they read, only exclamations popped out.
In the end, the three people put down the books they were reading.
The end wasn’t visible this way.
“For now, we will have to send these books to the Mediasis Castle.”
“Certainly, that would be good, sir.”

Swift and Chris nodded at Ian’s words.
The three people bitterly smiled as they looked at each other, then moved their steps towards the door.

“Although Clay is dead……”

Ian deeply breathed in.

“If these books were to be known to the world……”

Swift and Chris continued on the final words.

“A reappraisal of him would be made.”
“He may perhaps earn an excess nickname. No, I guess it wouldn’t be excessive, sirs. Since it is true that he is incredible.”

Clay who even after death spread his name.
He certainly was an incredible man.
Ian paused his steps and looked back.
The incredible number of books entered into his eyes.

‘Clay. The knowledge you left will be used to better the world.’

Although his means were wrong, Clay’s goal also was to better the world.
Perhaps since he came to help that goal even if through death, it could be said that he achieved to a degree his goal.

‘As for evaluating you……’

It wasn’t something that could be done right at this moment.

‘I will leave it to history.’

Ian faintly smiled and then moved his steps again.
Clay’s secret library.
That was a great wealth that afterwards would become the new kingdom’s basis.
Like that, the time slowly, and very quickly flowed on.

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2 Replies to “I Am the Monarch – Chapter 256 – Path of a King (4)”

  1. oneFallenleaf

    Aww the part of Clay stung a bit :”>

    Also, I remember Roan was so dumbfounded before when he come to the capital for the first time as a baron xD. Good thing he didn’t follow Prince Simon’s unique fashion haha

    Thanks for the chapter!🍀

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