Saikyou Juzoku Tensei ~Cheat Majutsushi no Slow Life~ - 145
- Saikyou Juzoku Tensei ~Cheat Majutsushi no Slow Life~
- 145 - Episode Twenty - Alchemy Division (2)
After Icarus left, I decided to discuss and identify and put together the problems that Lark and the Fage territory were facing.
If there were people targeting the Fage territory for some reason, and if we can destroy each of the problems one by one and stabilize them, they will not be able to interfere with us, and they will be able to show their tails in a hurry.
The following are the problems that Lark and I discussed and put together, and they are the ten problems that the Fage territory has.
The closure of Fage territory by Nalgarn with its regeneration technique. (We’ve already subjugated it, but it’s possible that they were spurred on by us.)
Abnormal breeding of monsters and mutant species has occurred. (The original culprit, a demon, has already been collected, and a significant thinning of the magic beasts has been accomplished.
Lack of materials for armor. (Tentatively accomplished due to Nalgarn’s scales, but Icarus’ intervention has made it impossible to do it.
A major shortage of forces due to the closure of the adventurer’s support center and the return of private army members, and the expected deterioration of security as a result
Food shortages due to drought and damage to crops caused by evil plants
The development of amusements to distract the discontent of the residents
Disagreements between the lord and residents, and suspicion of private armies
The dragging of Icarus, the head of the Alchemy Division.
The danger of internal conflicts due to the rapid growth of a foreign religion.
The manipulation of Fage territory by someone or something.
The above ten items are the issues that the Fage Territory is currently facing.
Although the blockade of the territory by Nalgarn has been lifted, distribution has hardly been restored.
Since we can’t guarantee our safety yet, we can’t move too actively either.
For the time being, they’ve sent the pogues and messengers to the nobles and royal capitals they know, but it’s unlikely that they will be of any particular help, as they didn’t take any countermeasures against Nalgarn to begin with.
Although the number of magic beasts has been reduced due to Hamelin’s nature, there are still many vicious magic beasts that were missed.
It’s doubtful that they will be able to counteract this with a force that is sure to dwindle from now on.
I’d like to help, but the magical beasts that have managed to escape from the Asura 5000 must all be very scared.
The excitement caused by Hamelin’s magic must have worn off long ago, and running around the field to chase after them is unfortunately not my strong suit.
If we use Hamelin, we’ll be able to manage it, but if we let him go too far, there’s a chance he’ll just run away.
If the captured Hamelin was let loose, it would be quite a serious crime.
As long as we don’t have enough hands to maintain security, it’s no use for me to help only thinning out the magic beasts.
The current territory is hopelessly understaffed.
It would be easier to move private army members if we were dedicated to maintaining security, but now that we want to focus on reconstruction, reinforcing the private army will inevitably be too expensive.
The priority should be the restoration of the facility of the Adventurer’s Support Center.
Even when it comes to armor materials, Nalgarn’s scales have been rendered immobile for some time due to Icarus’ accusations.
I must have that graceless and lowly sorcerer retire as soon as possible.
He also needs to be humiliated as large as possible so that he cannot be easily recovered by the support of those around it.
It would be best for him to die, but I don’t prefer that kind of move, and there’s a lot of animosity from his supporters.
“It’s awful…… no, looking at it again, it’s really awful……”
I looked at the paper Lark had written down and muttered to myself.
It was only after I had completely said it out loud that I reminded myself that it was rude.
I quickly covered my mouth with my hand, but Lark also just shook his head powerlessly.
“…… I don’t have any words to say, really.”
“I’m sorry…… Somehow, I’m sorry……”
“…… Don’t apologize. It’s true that it’s awful, and besides, the cause of it is entirely in my hands. You’ve been very good to me. I can’t thank you enough. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought the place was over……”
As expected, I don’t think that’s all there is to it……
If it wasn’t for Icarus, who was building a faction and sabotaging this situation, it would have been a lot better.
That old man wouldn’t be able to complain even if he was beheaded anymore.
By the way, the ninth item in the list, the foreign religion is of course the Water God Levi religion.
Levi is said to be one of the four great gods of creation, along with the earth god Garuja, fire god Mahalbo and sky god Silfheim.
(Kudor, which is praised by the kingdom of Dinrat, is not included in the four great gods of creation, but in some cases, he is considered one of the five great gods of law.)
However, Levi, the water god, is the least powerful of the four great creator gods, at least in the Kudor scriptures, and is described as having had 80% of his body vaporized by the flames released by Kudor, and the remaining 20% poured into a chalice to be consumed.
Levi’s state religion, Riveras, was also a small country, divided into several different sects with different interpretations of the scriptures, which led to repeated civil wars.
So, clearly, there must be quite a few suspicious sects within Levi’s religion.
It’s not surprising that some of the branching sects may have been set up by lowly clergy in their desire for convenient sl*ves.
I don’t even know how official the Ringus’ religion is, and I’ve heard that some of the Levi’s are hostile to Kudolism, even if they don’t outwardly put it out there.
Lark says he fears that if they continue to grow in power steadily, they may cause a nasty incident one day.
Lark also wondered whether he should be regulated as a lord, but as a missionary, Ringus is soft-spoken and gentle, and above all, he was already well-liked by the residents when he came to greet Lark.
I gave him permission to just talk to them, as I thought it would help curb the extremist behavior of the lords, but before I knew it, a church was being built, and it was growing larger and larger.
It is becoming deeply rooted in the Fage territory, and if they try to drive them out now, that could be the trigger for a rebellion.
Although I don’t think it’s possible, but if you think about it, it’s the opponent you want to be most wary of right now.
“Hmmm, I can’t handle the missionary’s problem. If you touch it carelessly, it’s likely to cause a huge rebellion…… if it has grown to this point, it’s better to put it behind you and first restore Lark-san’s credibility as a lord.”
“I’m afraid of the animosity of those around me, and it’s no different with Icarus……”
…… They’re all troublesome opponents.
I’m confident if I can just screw them over directly with magic, but I have to drag them out to the ring first.
Icarus seems to be quite devious, and considering the deadline for collecting Nalgarn, there isn’t much time to spare.
“If we want to clash with Icarus, we might want to consult with Rinoa, the deputy head of the Alchemy Division. Most of the Alchemy Division is sipping sweet juice with Icarus but only Rinoa’s faction is showing me a cooperative side. Even when we formed a team to defeat Nalgarn, they ignored Icarus’ orders to the sidelines and moved on.”
“Okay. Well, just let me do the talking.”
“All right. I’ll introduce you to Rinoa.”
“Oh…… and I’d like permission to use restricted magic. I want to start working tomorrow already, so can I get a seal today?”
“Indeed, Icarus also said that many of the sorceries involved in territorial matters require permission from the person in charge of the land, didn’t he? If it’s your request, I’ll give you whatever permission I can give you under my authority.”
All right, I guess this will go through even if I mix in a weird request in the middle of the rush.
“Well, then, can I have about thirty-eight pieces?”
Lark’s expression twitched as I uttered that.
“Thirty-eight pieces!? Oh, you’ve already decided how many copies to buy? I know I just said that like it was a side note, but I thought it was pretty much all in your head……? Wait, wait a minute, I mean, I still need to think about it for a minute, or something……”
“We don’t have much time, so I’ll go put it together as soon as I can! My lord, let’s work together to restore the territory!”
I struck a gut pose and slipped quickly out of the office.
I’m glad to hear that.
It looks like we can use the territory reform as an excuse to experiment with large-scale bio-magic, and we can do whatever we want after the territory problem is over.
I’m not going to do anything to drag the territory down, so I hope they’ll overlook this level of perks.
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