I Am the Monarch – Chapter 96: Poskein Exodus (7)

Mediasis village became noisy once again.

Because the nobles that received Roan’s orders started to move out while they led their troops.
Roan ordered one centurion to go with each of the troops and led them to the exact location.

‘A force of 30,000….. I really became a general.’

Roan looked at the troops scattering out while he was on top of a watchtower and put on a smile.
With this amount of soldiers, he would be able to stop the Poskein Exodus with troops to spare.

‘It will be different than my past life.’

They suffered great losses because they couldn’t properly stop the monsters.
But this time, at least on the northern region, they could at least prepare to some degree because of Roan’s performances.
Then.

“A beacon.”

A beacon surged up from the south.
After the Poskein Exodus started, the beacons surged up a few times a day.
The drums and jings started to ring even before Roan gave the order.

Deng! Deng! Deng! Jing! Jing! Jing!

The Amaranth troop took formations and prepared themselves as if they had been waiting for it.
It gave off a really nimble and quick look.
Roan also hurried down from the watchtower and prepared to charge out.

“A beacon surged up from the south!”

A loud yell rang out.
Roan looked at the faces of the troop members.

“Amaranth troop! Charge!”

The order was given out.
The Amaranth troop charged out of the HQ with Roan at the front.
They truly looked majestic.

“This troop is certainly well-trained.”

Simon, who was looking at the troop march out, became amazed and spoke in a low voice.
Io, who was at his side, had a bright smile at the proud this made him feel.

“Yes. It’s a strong army that’s quite rare to see nowadays.”

At Io’s words, Simon nodded.

‘Roan. The Amaranth troop. Perhaps they may be of great strength to me in the future.’

His chest became hot.
The subjugation was to be one step ahead in the competition for the throne.
He thought that perhaps he would be receiving a grand treasure when he hadn’t thought he would.

‘If Roan decides to follow me…….’

He couldn’t just leave him as a troop commander in this kind of region.

‘He will have use his power for me.’

A strange expression appeared on his face.
Simon wasn’t looking at today or tomorrow, but at the distant future.

*****

The subjugation of the Tale Region was easier than they had initially thought.
This was because the Amaranth troop and Simon’s troop left to actively subjugate the monsters after setting up a defensive line that went from the east to the west.
It certainly was a really positive situation, but Roan didn’t get careless.

“Even if it’s easy, it’s just too easy.”

He looked at the map spread out on the table and frowned.
Austin and the other centurions were next to him.

“What do you mean?”

These words were asked carefully.
Roan pointed the southern part of Tale with his stick.

“It feels like the number of monsters has decreased.”

It wasn’t just his feeling.
Actually, after Simon and the nobles had come to Tale, the number of beacons surging up had decreased.
At those words Austin smiled brightly and said.

“Isn’t it time for the exodus to slowly end?”

Several centurions nodded as if they had agreed to the statement.
But Roan’s expression was still stiff and didn’t seem like it would loosen up.

‘No, that’s not it. The Poskein Exodus occurs for twenty more days.’

He clearly remembered how long the exodus had lasted.
And this was because it was a big case that made memorize it.

‘In the last three days, about five times the normal amount of monsters poured out.’

This was what you would call the final exodus.
In his past life, the Rinse Kingdom judged that the exodus was coming to an end because the number of monsters was slowly decreasing.
And in the end, because of this carelessness, they suffered great damages during the last three days of the exodus.

‘It’s not time for the exodus to end yet.’

There may be another reason in why the monsters had decreased.

‘I told the information squad and the agency to search for the cause of this so there will soon be an answer.’

He couldn’t continue with the strategies while he felt like this.
Then.

Knock. Knock. Knock.

A knocking sound was heard in the conference room.

“Come in.”

Right before he said that, a familiar face appeared from the open door.
It was Keep and the staff of the agency.

“I finished the thing that you ordered us to do.”

He spoke in an urgent voice and the same emotion could be seen on his face.
Keep approached and stood next to Roan.
He looked at the map spread out on the table and had an expression as if saying that it was nice that it was spread out.

“Just as you had told us, the movements of the monsters aren’t normal.”

The tip of his finger moved to a mountainous area ranging from the east to west of Tale.

“The monsters that were moving to the north until now are now moving towards the mountain range.”
“Are they planning to cross the mountains?”
“Yes. We think so.”

Keep nodded with a serious expression.
The same went for Roan.

‘To think of crossing the mountains.’

The region of Tale was a perfect valley.
The mountains blocking the west and the east weren’t that high, but they were harsh.
Because of that, there wasn’t a route in the mountains.
To go to the other regions, you could only use the plains in the north or the lake that was at the south.

“What’s the mountain they plan to cross over?”

At the question that was asked shortly after the report, Keep pointed at two mountains.
It was a place far from the current defensive lines.

‘I can’t let them cross over.’

They had to exterminate the monsters from the region of Tale inside of  the region of Tale.
That was Roan’s plans.

‘I will have to lower the defensive line to the south.’

He was planning to completely suppress the monsters so that they couldn’t even ride up the mountain.

“I will have to change my plans.”

Roan looked at the centurions and opened his mouth.

“Lower the actual defensive line to the south and then exterminate the monsters that get close.”

Roan’s orders continued to come out.

“Notify the nobles about the situation and make them move the camps to the south.”
“Yes. Understood.”

The centurions all nodded and replied in one voice.
Roan grabbed the table with his hands and peeked his head towards them.
The eyes of Roan and the centurions were fiercely interlocked.

“A large battle may occur in these few coming days. Everybody, be prepared for it.”
“Yes. We will take that into account.”

The centurions ground their teeth and nodded.
Heat could be felt in the conference room.

*****

Bang!

George Ant threw the apple that he was holding.

“This fuc……..”

Curses came up to the tip of his tongue.
He glared at the soldier that made the report while he was inside a wooden tub filled with water.

“Say that once again.”
“Th, tha……”

The soldier stuttered with a really nervous expression on his face.

“The soldiers of the Amaranth troop came from Mediasis Village. Troop Commander Roan said to move the defensive line to the south…….”

When he talked up to that point.

Bang!

An apple flew once again.
George rose up from the tub.
His swollen stomach and stretched leg fat was seen.
The maidens that were serving him next to the tub approached and after they wiped off the water, they dressed him in a gown.
George grabbed another apple.

“Roan. This bastard sure is having his fun. Real fun.”

There was a real displeased expression on his face.
George cursed for a while with an annoyed expression.

“How long has it been since we set up the camp and now he tells us to lower it down again?”

The straight house had also been recently built.
He was planning to melt his body in warm water and have a hot night with the young maidens that he had brought with him.

‘Son of a bitch. If I tell him I won’t follow his orders, he will pull out the dagger again.’

A fishy smile appeared on his face.
George shook his hand towards the soldier.

“Tell the members of the Amaranth troop that brought the notices that I listened to it well.”
“Yes? Ah, yes. I understand.”

The soldier nodded with a surprised expression and then left the house.
George saw that and snorted.

“Hmph.”

As the order was given, he was indeed planning to move the camp.
But even so, he wasn’t planning to do it immediately.

‘The soldiers are also really exhausted after setting up the camp. It’s impossible to make them move the camp right now.’

It was obviously a good excuse.

‘What will happen if only I get out of the defense line?’

A terrible mistake.
George took a bite of the apple and had a strange smile.

“Huhuhu. For a commoner to make a noble move here and there. Take a hit at this.”

His eyes became chilly.
It was a really stupid decision and thought.
Thanks to that, the situation began to flow in an unexpected direction.

*****

“They’re all a mess, was it?”

Roan checked out the several documents and bitterly smiled.
Austin let out a short sigh.

“Yes. Excluding Viscount Delph Blick and the nobles under his command, they are all the worst.”

At those words, Roan moved the documents to the side and looked at Austin.

“They bring women and clowns to a battlefield and they open up a party everyday?”
“Yes. It’s all true.”

Austin smiled awkwardly and nodded.
Roan clicked his tongue with a taut expression on his face.

“They’re all out of their minds.”

He wanted to clearly curse out once.

“What about the reactions of my orders?”
“They were all displeased, but they said they would follow it.”
“I’m glad at least.”

Roan stood up and shook his head.

“The monsters will come out more fiercely when they realize that the roads to the mountains are blocked. Make sure everyone gets a hold of themselves.”
“Yes. I will certainly tell them that.”

Austin bowed and then left the conference room.
Roan smacked his lips once again and let out a sigh when he was left alone.
He felt his mouth turn bitter because of the nobles.

‘If I someday become a monarch, I will use people based on their abilities rather than ranks.’

He was a commoner from birth.
And from a really poor mountainside village at that.
Because of that, Roan had realized the big disadvantage the titles of nobility had.

‘I will give everyone a fair opportunity, regardless of ranks and titles.’

It would be a world where everyone could realize their dreams.
That was the world Roan thought of.

*****

“kirr.”

A nork fell while making that sound.
Roan looked at his surroundings while he put away his spear.
It was a complete victory.
The monsters were exterminated without even leaving one behind.

“Retrieve the corpses of the fallen soldiers and treat the injured ones!”

A loud yell rang out.
The troop members of the Amaranth Troop began to organize the battlefield.
Roan looked at the southern sky and let out a long sigh.

‘Because I lowered the defensive line to the south, the monsters lost their direction and are wandering about.’

Because the road to enter the mountains was completely blocked off.

‘If it’s like this, we will be able to perfectly cut them of……..’

When he thought up to that moment.
Roan frowned.

‘A beacon?’

A beacon surged up from the rear of the north.
But it wasn’t a normal one.

‘Two, three?’

There wasn’t black smoke, and three surged up consecutively.
It meant that it was that urgent of a situation.
He chased with Kalian’s Tear and saw that the entire western region was a world of beacons.

“Troop commander! A beacon has surged up! And three at the same time at that!”

Austin discovered the beacon late and came running over.
Roan aimed at the direction of the beacon and ground his teeth.

‘It’s the west. It’s a beacon surging from the end of the west. Then……..’

At that moment, the face of a person appeared in his head.

‘Baron George Ant!’

George was the one in charge of the defensive line to the west.
Roan hurriedly mounted his horse.

“It seems like something happened to the defensive line in the west. Amaranth troop get ready to move!”
“Yes! Understood!”

Austin replied and then sent a sign to the troop members.

Flutter! Flutter!

As the flagman shook a small flag, the troop members that were organizing the battlefield took formations and lined up.
Roan looked at the beacon burning up black and tightly gripped the reins.

‘George Ant. Just what the hell did you do?’

Flames appeared in his eyes.

< Poskein Exodus (7) > End


TL: Regular chapter. Another sponsored coming up tomorrow


Translator : Subak

Proofreader: st8_lupe.

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12 Replies to “I Am the Monarch – Chapter 96: Poskein Exodus (7)”

  1. naosouonight

    Thanks!

    People were arguing if the MC would ever be king in the previous chapter. I think that if it ever really does happen, the best case would be to take over another kingdom and become a conqueror king.

    To become a king in nation he is in would mean rebelling against the nobles and royal family. It would mean to commit treason. He would have to fight a lot of friends and good people who would put their duty and honor before friendship.

    I think that the best method is to befriend Simon and prevent him from becoming the Mad King so he can have an allied nation in the future.

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      1. naosouonight

        Yes, but considering that all the princes are currently around his age, even if he married a princess, there would still be people in front of him in the succession line unless the princes died.

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  2. JinVodka

    ._∧_∧__ THANKS FOR THE CHAPTER!!
    (_( ・ω<)_() ≡≡≡❤ ◎
     / つノ
    ..し―J I wanted see Simon and Roan join forces and be friends cause their ideal is similar prioritizing abilities. Damn that george bring women in a battlefield for pleasure? just let him get rekt by the monster…

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