Genjitsushugi Yuusha no Oukokusaikenki

Chapter 3 – Negotiations G: Withdrawal

The afternoon the day after we establishe a secret alliance with the Grand Chaos Empire, Jeanne, Julius, and I were once again gathered in the audience chamber. Everyone was standing (only I was sitting on the throne), and Hakuya who stood diagonally in front of me stepped up to Julius’ party, carrying a document containing what we had decided the night before.

“The Royal Army will leave Vannes and return to the Kingdom of Elfrieden”

The moment Hakuya made the declaration, Julius had a victorious look on his face, but then Hakuya continued.

“In return for that, The Principality of Amidonia will pay indemnities to the Kingdom of Elfrieden. This will be considered separately from the exchange of prisoners of war”

Hearing the sentence, Julius turned pale. He then approached Jeanne.

“Lady Jeanne! What is the meaning of this!?”
“It means what it means … the Empire has returned the territory as promised”

Jeanne shrugged. Julius could not accept it.

“Do you take me for a fool! To pay indemnities, it’s as if we were defeated!”
“You were defeated. Have you no realization of it?”
“We were not! We have not been defeated. We have lost but merely a single city!”
“… Then do as you like. The Empire will no longer involve ourselves in this fight. Have a ceasefire or keep fighting as you want”

Hearing that from Jeanne, Julius groaned. Seeing him do so, Jeanne sighed.

“To begin with, that single city … well, I doubt the propriety of calling the capital a mere city, but you came crying to us because you were unable to take back the capital you lost, didn’t you? Then you have lost this war. As the head of the Humanity Declaration, the Empire will restore the borders that had been changed to its original state. We can not do anything more than that”
“But, indemnities …”
“Lord Julius. My Elder Sister Maria is terribly distressed with regards to the current situation”

Jeanne turned a cold look of rejection at Julius.

“You have committed an act of agression, making use of a loophole in the Humanity Declaration meant to unify all of humanity under the looming threat of the Demon King Territory. As its head, we cannot let this matter be”
“That is … the previous King Gaius …”
“Even so, you did nothing to stop it, and you also have a responsibility to the citizens of the Principality. Either way, in order to prevent any other agressors from among the signatories of the Humanity Declaration, we have decided that harsh punishment is necessary. We will have the matter of your country set as a precedent”

Uwaah … she was polite but she was actually saying “we’re making an example of you to tighten the noose around the necks of the Humanity Declaration signatories”. Julius made an angry, or maybe distressed face. He tightened his fist and said.

“… what if we don’t want to”
“Then like I said before, you may do as you like. The Empire will stay our hand from this fight, and we shall have the Principality of Amidonia leave the Humanity Declaration”
“P, please wait a moment! If you do that then our country …”
“Yes, if you’re not a member country, then an attack on you will not be in violation of the Declaration. You … excuse me, your Lord Father also had the same opinion on the matter, did he not?”

The Principality of Amidonia was surrounded by other countries on all sides. On the west side, there’s the permanently neutral “Mercenary Nation of Zem” who seeks the best situation for itself. On the south, there’s the “Republic of Torgis” who also didn’t sign the Humanity Declaration and had northernly expansionist policies. On the north, there’s the “Lunaria Orthodox Empire”, that was signatory to the declaration, but had different sense of values compared to other countries. And lastly, there’s the Kingdom of Elfrieden on the east. Now, if they lost the protection of the Humanity Declaration, they were going to be eaten up by those tigers (ah, but not us, though).

The previous Prince Gaius VIII maintained his country by allying with the Empire, contracting the Zemish, outpowering Elfrieden under the weak rule of the previous King, and a display of military strength against the south, achieving a balanced diplomacy. Does Julius have the capability for that? Even if he did, does the young Julius have enough influence to wield for it? Influence is normally gained gradually while under the previous ruler, but Gaius was no longer here.

Julius would henceforth have to handle the difficult problems of external threats and internal leadership of his subordinates. If during that crucial time he were to leave the Humanity Declaration, he would be unable to borrow the Empire’s influence and quickly fall into a ‘checkmate’. Julius understood that, too, and thus he bitterly bowed his head to Jeanne.

“… we will, comply to your wishes”
“That is a good decision, Lord Julius”

Since the discussion had come to a canclusion, we proceeded with the essential payment amount. We presented an amount that equaled to three years of Amidonia’s national income, to be paid in yearly installments over ten years. Also, we requested that it be paid in Imperial gold coins. In other words, we were asking to almost a third of their national income for the next ten years. Julius naturally objected, but Jeanne persuaded (coerced?) him to agree. For Amidonia, who spends half its national income on military, this had the implication of robbing them of this military power. They would be able to pay the amount by downsizing the military, but I’m not sure if Amidonia would be able to do that.

“Lady Jeanne. What if the payment is delayed”
“Very well. Then the Empire will authorize Vannes’ transfer to Elfrieden”
“Kuh …”

Julius was mortified, but said no more. Having concluded that, I made Jeanne a proposal.

“But Lady Jeanne. It’s possible that they would delay the payments while hardening the defense of Vannes. Even if the Empire is involved, it would be a lot of trouble to take a capital that had been released. Therefore, we would like to have a collateral for the payments”
“A collateral?”
“Something for us to hold on to until the payments are made. If they become unable to pay, the collateral will become ours. We will of course return it once the payments are made”
“I see … so what do you want?”
“Their Royal Broadcast orb”
“What! Our country only has one of those!”

Julius was indignant. Well, the Royal Broadcast was a treasure that could not be made with current technology. It would likely be worth about two years of Aminodia’s annual income.

“You’re not using it anyway, are you? Is there any problem with giving it to us?”
“Foolishness! Are you trying to solicit our citizens!”
“You can simply change the frequencies on the receivers, right? That way you won’t be receiving any broadcast from Elfrieden”
“Ugh … but still …”

Julius’ face was anguished, but unexpectedly, complied without resistance. He only used it for scheduled broadcasts at the start of each year, even though it’s so useful. Julius who adopted a military first doctrine wouldn’t understand its value. I think he might even only be considering it as a huge ornament.

As I was thinking that, Hakuya whispered, “Your highness, if I may?”

I raised my eyebrow.

“Uh … isn’t that just your hobby?”
“What are you saying? … it’s the crystallization of wisdom”
“Humm … well, listen up, Lord Julius”
“… what is it?”
“To make up for the deficit in collateral 1, we would like custody of all the books in this castle”

This was what Hakuya proposed. The custody of the books gathering dust in the Amidonian archives. Paper is still precious in this world and books aren’t widely circulated. It’s very possible that Amidonia had books that Elfrieden didn’t have. Also, when it comes to books, there’s the possibility of copying them while they’re under our supervision. Julius snorted.

“Fine, I suppose. But don’t you touch anything else. Especially the weapons and armor. I won’t forgive you if you took them”
“We sold some out for raising funds”
“Gh, then don’t touch anything more!”
“… alright”

So weapons are more important than books? Considering the era, that might’ve been the dominant line of thinking, but he didn’t understand the gravity of letting such a crystallization of the country’s knowledge outside. Looking at Jeanne, she seemed to be thinking the same thing and wryly smiled. Now that the discussion on indemnities is done, we could start on discussing everything else.

“We want Elfrieden to return the soldiers taken prisoner by the Elfrieden Army”
“Alright, but anyone ranked noble or knight or higher will have to be ransomed”
“… fine”
“However, we have conducted investigations on war criminals who attacked villages and plundered towns while in our countries, and drew up a list of them. Those among the prisoners who are on the list will be judged by our country and could not be returned. Also, there are names on the list who are in your country, we would like you to hand them over. The return of prisoners won’t begin until that happens”
“Guh … very well. … by the way”

While receiving the list of criminals from Hakuya, Julius said:

“Is Roroa among the prisoners you will be returning?”

Roroa? who’s that?

“I don’t know. Who is that?”
“Roroa Amidonia. My younger sister who had gone missing. She should’ve been in Vannes during the battle”
“Sister? When Vannes capitulated, we let everyone who want to leave do so. The only noble or knight ranked people who remained was only Margarita. We received no information on whether we had captured a royal”
“… fine then”

Like that, Julius stopped the discussion as if he had no interest in it. His sister’s missing, right? But he’s really acting nonchalant about it. Isn’t he worried?

“Do you need us to look for eyewitnesses?”
“No need”
“No need …?”

Hakuya then whispered into my ear.

“(It is likely that he is wary against a struggle for family headship. Based on what I’ve investigated, Lady Roroa is a supporter of civil affairs, a rare personage in Amidonia. As a military patron, Lord Julius isn’t popular among civil officials. He must be afraid that they would reject him and support Roroa)”
“(Isn’t she his only family now that Gaius is gone?)”
“(Royals are often like that)”
“(… I suppose so)”

Even looking through Earth’s history, family struggles aren’t rare among royals. Similarly in Elfrieden, when Liscia’s mother inherited the throne, the family was close to annihilation due to family struggles. But still … as someone who knew the loneliness of not having family, I thought he would’ve at least cherish his one and only sister. I guess I just can’t see eye to eye with Julius after all.

“Ah, that’s right. Speaking of Margarita, the Kingdom would like to have her. Since she cooperated with the pacifying of Vannes, you’d be troubled how to treat her, right?”
“Margarita Wanda? … hmph, I will agree on the condition that you release five of the noble prisoners in your custody”

Saying that, Julius made a sort-of unpleasant look as if he’s sizing up for an advantage. Rather than a general he’d find hard to manage, he finds the ransom of his obedient subordinates more beneficial.

“… alright”
“Hmph, to want a general of that level, the Kingdom must be running short on leaders”

I caught myself wanting to tell him ‘the reason you lost is because you only evaluate people’s worth on their military strength like that!’, but since there’s no need for me to give help to my enemy, I held myself back.

Once the major talks had concluded, I declared the end of the negotiations. The conclusion was that “The Kingdom of Elfrieden will return Vannes, in return for a sum of indemnities paid”, “Amidonia will regain Vannes in return for paying those indemnities”, and that “The Empire will make itself known as the arbitrator of this dispute”, which was satisfactory. Amidonia was the only losing party, as the Empire shouldered no losses and the Kingdom gained decent, even though not great, profits.

“Lord Julius”

After the discussions had concluded, Julius made to turn around as if saying that he had nothing more to say to me, but I called him out.

“… what?”
“A Political Thinker of my world (Machiavelli) said this: ‘Those who by valorous ways become princes acquire a principality with difficulty but they keep it with ease 2. Those who solely by good fortune become princes have little trouble in rising but much in keeping atop’ 3
“Hm? What do you mean?”

Julius turned around and glared straight at me.

“I have gained Vannes through a fight against you all. I chased away almost all the nobles and knights, eliminating anyone that might become my political opponents. Thus if I were to continue governing Vannes there would not be any significant trouble. But can you say the same?”
“What are you saying? This is my country to begin with”
“But it was Elfrieden’s territory until just now. Then, you relied on the ‘Empire’s Dignity’, that is to say the strength of another, to take it back. This is what Machiavelli refers to by ‘solely by good fortune becoming princes'”

In history, there are those who gained lordship through familial authority or the backing of powerful states. However,those who quickly rose in the world with such a backing would lose their fortunes the moment the backing disappears. The ideal ruler Machiavelli envisioned, the Italian condottiero Cesare Borgia, fell from grace when the backing that was his father, the Pope of Rome, Alexander, died. Or maybe like when during the war between Xiang Yu and Gaozu, the latter installed the King Of Chu from a peasant, only to kill him once he judged his usefulness was over.

Julius, who borrowed the Empire’s authority to take back his own capital would surely be made light of by the lords and peasants of Amidonia alike, and Gaius VIII who struck fear through force of arms was no longer here. So there’s wondering if Julius who had been destroyed so impactfully could control the lords, if he could befriend the masses of Vannes better than me and gain their trust.

“‘Those who without dificulty gain their princehood must expend great efforts afterwards’. Rather than nursing your grudge, I think you should rather govern for the sake of the people first”
“That’s none of your business!”

Summarily rejecting my insincere advice, Julius left the premises. Left behind, Jeanne shrugged and said, “oh well”. Istepped up to her and shook hands.

“Then I shall take my leave”
“It was a most beneficial discussion. Please send my regards to Lady Maria”
“Certainly. Lord Hakuya, as well, may you be healthy. Let us share our gripes against our lieges over some drinks sometime 4
“Very well. I shall prepare a cask of wine to bring over”

The hell? They have enough complaints to prepare a wine barrel over? When I glared at him he so obviously looked away. Seeing that, Jeanne chuckled.

“Let us meet as equals next time. I will look forward to the day Elder Sister and King Soma stand side by side against the Demon King”
“… As do I. I will look forward to it as well”

We grasped hands tightly. My response was late, because for a moment the words ‘stand side by side’ caught in my mind. How far could I advance Elfrieden’s ‘era’ untily that time comes? I want to at least make it so that the vehicle that carries the King to the battlefield to ‘not be a horse’ by then.

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Once the withdrawal was decided, the Elfriedenian Army quickly moved. Now that Vannes’ return was decided, it would be a waste of war funds to stay any more. The Elfriedenian Army pulled their troops back just as grandly as they did when they came in. The number of Amidonian troops near Vannes were so small and were still under watch by the Imperial army, there was no need to worry about being pursued.

Just like when we came, I was in the middle of the procession, riding side by side with Liscia, on a horse with Aisha guiding the reins. The eyes of the citizens of Vannes were full of fear when we came in, but now the atmosphere had changed somewhat. Without there even being any proclamation, the masses gathered along the procession route, with somewhat anxious attitudes. Liscia was looking dubious.

“I wonder why everyone’s looking like that? I’d understand if they were happy being released or relieved that we finally left …”
“They’re probably worried. They’re coming back under Amidonia after all”
“Worried? They’re just going back to how they were, right?”
“That’s exactly why. The fact that they’re going back to how they were is worrying them”

I said as I looked straight ahead.

“Vannes was ruled under the tyranny of the Amidonian Royal Family. They never questioned it when it was a matter of course, but now they found out under the occupation of the Royal Army that it’s not the natural course of things. That’s because unlike the Prince, I allowed them certain freedoms like expression. That’s why now that we’re leaving, they become anxious that they would return to a life under oppression again”

Well … that’s probably how it is. Once Julius entered Vannes, I’m sure he would strangle this lax atmosphere. Liscia looked at the people along the procession with pity.

“To not be able to return to their former lives because of knowing freedom … it’s like an addiction”
“I think that’s a strange way of putting it … can’t you have worded it a little better?”
“That’s the truth, right? But it’s their own country, isn’t it? Is it so easy to switch their identities just like that?”
“There’s a saying in my world, ‘tyrrany is more dreadful than a tiger’. In this case, ‘despotism is more hateful than a conqueror’, I suppose. The masses don’t care much for duty and honor. If their own country benefits themselves they will defend it, and if another country benefits them they will open the gates willingly”

As I said that, Liscia sighed, “fuuh”

“It’s always about the dirty side of the world when I’m walking with you”
“You hate it?”
“” That’s exactly not it! “”
“Why is Aisha answering too!?”
“I’ve never felt it a misery to walk by Your Highness!”

She’s too loyal to me. At this rate, it wouldn’t be weird if she gets the nickname ‘The King’s Dog’ soon. Seeing Aisha like that, Liscia giggled.

“I feel the same way. I’m willing to accept reality if it’s with you, no matter how it is.
“… I see”

Now then, let us return. To our Kingdom.

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  1. TN: the collateral is two years’ worth of income while the principal is three years’ 
  2. TN: The Prince, Chapter VI 
  3. TN: The Prince, Chapter VII 
  4. TN: That’s an invitation for a date, right? RIGHT!? 5 
  5. TN: In case you haven’t noticed. I’m shipping these two HARD. 

92 thoughts on “Chapter 3 – Negotiations G: Withdrawal

    1. I actually expect Roroa enter the room and announced that she will be legal Amidonia’s ruler instead Julius. As result, Vannes citizen celebrate Roroa’s enthronement while Elfrieden army withdraw from the city peacefully.

      1. Well, she said that souma should take responsibility. So i’m sure she is plotting something behind the shadow…

      2. As they stand now, I expect Souma to find Roroa waiting for him when he gets home – either having left with the exodus or following his procession secretly. She knew well what his character waas like but not what he intended to do with her country, so she might intend to stay as either collateral or exchange study since their governing priorities generally align.

        She could also be hiding undercover among the Elfriedan populace to evaluate things first. Or consolidating power among the Amidonian nobles. Either way I expect her to step in when Julius inevitably screws up.

      3. The way she phrased it she is going to force him to take on all of Amidonia, likely threw herself marrying him. After all, she needs his pocketbook to do her plans. He may not take the marriage bait (but may not have a choice, she is a snake after all) but he certainly will hire her for her mind, she has economics down.

        Personally calling her to be the second Queen consort, though everyone but her will be begrudging about it.

    1. He doesn’t need to, because he has already given them a taste of the dish that brings about revolutions. Things will just naturally progress from there on.

  1. Civil war in vannes shall begin and prince shall fall . . . All for the taste of “Freedom” once again

    1. I kinda want to see Julius say “Let them eat cakes” to the starving people, then the people revolt, kill Julius and form Amidonia People Assembly. Then The Republic of Amidonia will be born…

  2. 80% population of that world can’t read, and the country’s renovations are based on our world’s knowledges, so what is the point of taking books ? What Elfieden is lacking right now are money and time ffs

    1. Hahaha this scene remind me of Sora&shiro(NGNL) despaired knowing all the books lose to djibril,

      Well for soma the books only for hakuya’s hobby but for Julius it’s essential when making government policy, considering the books can also means internal documents.

    2. Money and time for what, though? They’ve already solved the food shortage problem, which in turn sets them on the way of dealing with the surplus of refugees. Sure, they still have issues left, but none of them are crises.

      The way I see it, they’re set on long-term plans now, especially development of logistics and infrastructure on a national level. The books may not be essential, but they’re good additions for decreasing that 80% ratio. Plus, they’re books, yanno.

    3. Books can give an insight into society, history and geography (which is very essential in warfare).

    4. The books might contain technological secrets unknown to the Kingdom that may be beneficial for future conflict (just like certain western nations stealing books of gunpowder recipe from certain eastern nations).

  3. Now that negotiations have finished… perhaps it’s time to revisit some of his less than intelligent but well meaning vassals… a certain soldier or slave perhaps?

      1. Oh god ever since the war against the Lion dude I kept thinking “what happened to Carla?” did she get excecuted? Is she still alive? God damn it please tell me she wasn’t executed!!!!! If you don’t want to spoil me that’s fine, just tell me does she appear again or not?

      2. rudy, Carla was featured in a rather important place during the battle for Vannes, as she was by Soma’s side then.

      3. Doubt Carla will be executed, she did save Soma after all.

        Permanent Slavery as atonement may be in store though…

  4. Damn if this is chess, soma with one move is getting two strong pieces, strong alliance with the strongest kingdom and getting vannes after juicing all of amidonia(but I think that roroa girl will forced soma to govern all of amidonia not just vannes)

    1. Everyone loves freedong don’t we.? Tho the said freedom is in the edge of another great war.
      And there will be no winner and loser in the end of that war

  5. Just Make Baby with Liscia already you SOMA !!!
    Err.. forgot my comment above
    Thanks for the chapter !t!
    Seems that Roroa will join the Grand Council of Soma’s Harem

  6. If amidonia got a narcotics division,they’ed be so busy supressing the drug called freedom,in this case,the soldiers.

    And I wonder where roroa gone to…I’m afraid she’d appear in front of soma suddenly and become a royal consort candidate

    And thank you for the chap!
    Next part is by yukkuri right?

    1. I say this is a better move. If they voted, only Vannes would stay and Julius would be left grumbling in some other Amidonian town.

      If Soma sows seeds of strife and rebellion, then waits for Julius to self-destruct, he’ll get almost all of the country with one less enemy at little cost to himself.

      1. He did say to Hakuya that he could do it once the horrible but necessary act. This must be the one he is talking about.

    2. Unfortunately in medieval times the commoners didn’t have any say in who will the land belong to, so there couldn’t be any voting. What Some did is actually better than gaining the land, because he doesn’t get more work to stabilise and develop it. For the next 10 years he will get a lot of money from them for him develop his country, and if they won’t comply, the Amidonia will be finished. Either way he gains something from this whole ordeal

      1. No but in the ‘Humanity Declaration’, if I’m not mistaken there was a clause that baisically said territories had the right to change what country they belonged to.

      2. Can always support separatist rebels with weapons and little green men…

        Alternatively if enough stuff collapses in the dutchy they can potentially absorb significant amount of population if planned for, or even just wait for it to become a failed state to where you can annex safely or put a puppet regime.

  7. next next next! What will come next?
    Thanks for the chapter!
    “Inquisitive, so more mode” active for this series again. It was in “interesting, so more mode” till this arc about negotiations.

  8. i kind a wondered, what kind of books that the author reads. so much political and historical knowledge from the author. i would love to have a chat with him

    1. Just search the names of the authors mentioned, so far I saw Machivaelli’s the Prince, Sun Tzu’s the Art of War, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, many books about the Sengoku era of Japan, WW2 and the Cold War. I think the author is properly a history geek.

  9. ‘War reparation’ is a proper term because it’s caused by war, better use it than using ‘indemnities’ which is insurance and contractual term

    Oh also
    “The Royal Army will leave Vannes and returne to the Kingdom of Elfrieden”

    It seems you have typo there.

  10. A Hakuya and Jeanne ship would be both glorious and terrifying. From what I’m seeing, Hakuya might have fun interactions if he worked under Maria too though.

    Hmm…You know, it looks to me like the Amidonian Broadcast Orb would be more valuable than the reparations in the long run. Can someone analyze the costs and benefits of arranging to just keep that after Amidonia pays for three years?

    1. It would be awesome if Souma and Maria married xD They would always do things together, like sleeping in the office, or working till they drop. Hakuya and Jeanne alliance would be awesome to watch 😀

      Amidonia has to pay for 10 years what would be amount of money they would gather in 3 years. And yeah, the thing which is rare and has a small fixed amount always has greater value. Especially if you can’t buy it even if you have enough money.

      1. I’m not actually a big fan of harems, so while it seems like Souma and Maria would get together, I’d like to focus more on fellow realist Jeanne with either him or in a “exasperating leige ship” with Hakuya.
        What I was saying is that Hakuya would have to deal with Maria’s own undignified habits and the results could be cute as well.

        Well, the way I did the math was:
        Total Sum = 3 x Annual Income = 10 Payments
        1 Payment = 1/3 x Annual Income
        Broadcast Orb = 2 x Annual Income = 6 or 7 Payments.
        Thus, after letting them struggle to pay for 3 years, Soma offers to end the payments in exchange for the orb, with the value rounded down by 1 payment as bait for the short-sighted Julius.

  11. Thx for the chapter o/
    fron what i got it was better for Soma to give it back or he might have been the one to deal with the invasons fron all sides, while he stil needs to fully consolidate his power in Elfriden (most minos nobles and this war after afects) so i think he got the best result

  12. As always, thank you very much!

    Just thought I will point out some redundant stuff:

    The afternoon the day after we establishe(d) a secret alliance with the Grand Chaos Empire

    “The Royal Army will leave Vannes and returne(d) to the Kingdom of Elfrieden”

    Since the discussion had come to a canclusion; Conclusion?

    tyrrany is more dreadful than a tiger’;tyranny?

    “” That’s exactly not it! “”; certainly?

  13. What if the people go to elfridien and leave vannes cuase they want freedom a country without king can still be called country but a country without citizen but only cant be called a country

    1. Considering the era, people can’t leave their land easily. If they do, they might be become a slave in the new land. Surely, no one thinks serf is better than slave, right?

    2. Huh. I’ve heard of economic invasions, political invasions, and cultural invasions.
      Are migratory invasions a thing? Err…Emigratory? Immigratory?

  14. One of the first thing that Soma have to do, is make a special spy corps and shut down all the intelligence investigation of the empire and the other nations spies… to make sure the proper military development…

  15. This has been a fun arc. Am I the only one thinking that – perhaps through manipulation or chance – Soma will eventually find himself ruler over a rather large empire – married to Liscia (Elfriedia), Roroa (Amidonia), Maria (the Empire), and perhaps the Demon Queen (if Diable Roi is female), among others? Personally, I am looking forward to the first video-call between Soma and Maria.

    I also wonder whether or not Roroa will find an excuse to leave with the Elfrieden army. Actually, I would expect that the army may find itself heading back along with a caravan or three of those merchants who have the means to join them and not too many (or too strong) roots to keep them in Vannes.

    Or maybe Roroa will remain in Amidonia, but after her brother inevitably falls she takes the reigns and offers an engagement to Soma in exchange for Elfriedia regaining the territory of Amidonia. On the one hand the sooner it occurs the more of a headache it will be for him (as Amidonia needs some work, and he is barely finished with Elfiedia), but the longer it takes the more damage Jules could do that will need cleaning up, so again a headache. Either way accepting will create a headache, but not accepting could also create a headache…. He better see about “discovering” aspirin or researching the local equivalent.

    1. Lol he exchanged Roroa for 5 high rank officer. So for sure she will go with him. You can go back and read you will notice it.

  16. ah finally found another novel with domestic affair and political theme
    anyone here can recomend me another novel with theme like these?
    especially with a timeline like this the medieval age….

    and this novel is a good read…

    1. “Another”? Does that mean you already have another? Care to share?

      Well, if you want similar stories, you should check out the tags and recommendations on the Novel Updates page for this novel.

      I’m currently reading Release that Witch, which I’m finding pretty good so far as long as I can cope with a couple non-technology assumptions the author hasn’t bothered to prove to me yet.

      1. well not exactly like this one where its the main theme
        just an element in the story
        The New Journey of an Old Soul by Vihyungrang (from [still the domestic affair and politic just an element of the story mc is still OP with magic an such]
        Age of Heroes by Keikokumar (from [similar to the one above the bad is just the grammar is a little bad]
        Common sense of a duke daughter (Translated novel found in novelupdates) [a shoujo novel but a little bit more like Genou]

        and i’m sorry if the word “another” make your hope too high 😀

        tried Release the Witch read a few chapter and its an interesting novel
        thanks for recomendation

    2. You can try read “Koshaku Reijo no Tashinami” or The Duke daughter’s achievement. It has similar setting although limited focus on domestic, economic and entrepreneurship inside fantasy kingdom. Although, I have a hunch it eventually lead in war economic between countries. The birth of Mega Corporation theme also include in it.

      If Souma becomes Emperor in here then the heroine becomes Empress in Koshaku Reijo no Tashinami.

      Both novels are my favorite number one and two so far. Worth of it.

  17. Thanks for the chapter. This series reminds me a little of the Kingdom manga series. Unlike the manga series this one has more thinking to it and less more bloody violence.

  18. Hi, I’m just start reading it two days ago(I guess) and thanks for you & Yukkuri for the translations.

    p/s: tbh, I’m start reading it coz the cover of the novel, its taipumun style, and look I’m addicted with this novel! the author is so goooddd

  19. Hey, Thanks for the chappie. Soma just started the sparks of a civil war, the idiot prince will fan the fires. Also I notice one mistake “Since the discussion had come to a conclusion” not canclusion.

  20. Translator is currently doing new project, we need to wait a little bit longer than usual. Be patient guys…

  21. “Since the discussion had come to a canclusionSince the discussion had come to a canclusion” – Con instead of can on canclusion

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