Chapter 21 . Initiated mental training
“Victory! We won!”
Laputa’s soldiers who had been watching Kimura being caught atop the castle walls roared .
They had won .
It was not just a victory, but it was a grand victory in a situation where they were in an extreme disadvantage . It was a complete victory .
It was an inspiring achievement .
“Are any injured, or dead? Report!”
Commander James as soon as the battle ended, sought to quickly check the status of his soldiers .
“Platoon 1, None, sir!”
“Platoon 2, two injured!”
“Platoon 3, None, sir!”
Amazingly, there were no casualties .
Two soldiers who had suffered minor injuries were all the setbacks that Laputa suffered in the battle .
‘My Lord, did you predict this would happen?’
James looked towards the watchtower that Kang Chul-In would have been in, and could not hide his awe .
“With the combination of troops that the enemy has, they will not win against us, no matter what they do . ”
Kang Chul-In, who had gained intel on the Burrow’s troops, assured them . That they cannot lose, and that they will make an overwhelming victory .
And that had come true, right in front of his eyes .
Meanwhile, Podorski and the other cavalrymen bound Kimura tightly with rope and returned to Laputa .
Kimura was dragged along by the soldier named Podorski .
But… he looked a bit strange .
‘What, what is that bounding method?’
‘how in the world did he tie it like that?’
In the minds of those looking, lots of questions arose .
Kimura was tightly bound in a very complicated and strange rope-tie, and it was tied so well that it did not allow for any movement from the head to the toes . It was enough to make everyone surprised .
Kang Chul-In too, was taken aback .
‘Ha… this is driving me crazy . ’
Kang Chul-In hid his face in his hands, as if he was tired .
Where Podorski learned this was unknown, but the rope-tie that was used on Kimura was a technique similar to the tortoise shell tie, commonly found in Japanese AVs .
A Japanese Sovereign bound with a tie found in Japanese pornography… it was ironic .
“Sovereign, it is a complete victory . But why do you seem…”
“No, nothing . ”
Kang Chul-In swatted his hand at Lucia’s worried question .
“I probably did not sleep well last night . ”
Kang Chul-In who could not say that the tie method was lewd, just avoided the question saying that he was tired and moved his eyes towards Timothy .
“Timothy . ”
Timothy looked as if he had lost his country . In reality, he did lose a country . From today, the Burrows would fall to Kang Chul-In’s leadership .
“Your Sovereign is incompetent and foolish . ”
Timothy did not answer .
Although Kimura was incompetent and foolish, he was, up until a moment ago, still Timothy’s owner who he had pledged all of his loyalty . He could not turn his back the moment Kimura had lost .
“And he abandoned you . If you still have loyalty to pledge to a leader like him, pledge it to me . ”
Timothy opened his eyes wide .
“I don’t know how it looks in your perspective, but I value men of talent . I don’t know your capacity, but I like your loyalty . What do you think, would you grow this land together with me?”
It was an unforeseen proposal, but it was also an attractive proposal .
‘Me, me… does he want this Timothy?’
Timothy could not speak, confused and jumbled at the sudden conciliation .
“You must need time . There, the sun sets . ”
Kang Chul-In pointed at the mountains .
“Decide before the sun sets and darkness comes . I am not that laid-back . Then, I will go see that arrogant monkey . ”
Kang Chul-In left, giving Timothy less than an hour to make a choice .
“Timothy . ”
Lucia called to Timothy, who was staring blankly .
“What are you contemplating?”
“What do you mean…”
“You have hit the jackpot right now . You have the opportunity of a lifetime right in front of you, but why are you not taking it?”
Lucia spoke in a serious tone . It was not the tone of treating a loser’s advisor, but an advisor to an advisor .
“Us advisors, all of the land’s service people have waited an infinite amount of time between the dimensions . For our Sovereign to come and lead us!”
“But we cannot choose Sovereigns . Only the Sovereigns make a choice . Only God knows what Sovereign will lead us . Am I wrong?”
“You . . you are right…”
“And a chance has been given to you to choose your Sovereign . Are you going to choose that incompetent Sovereign…”
Lucia raised her arm and pointed at the doors of Laputa . There was Kimura, who was being dragged and humiliated all tied up with the rope tie of Podorski .
“or choose an extraordinary Sovereign like mine . This time, the choice is entirely yours . However, the Sovereign’s right hand is my spot so do not dare!”
Lucia’s eyes burned .
“Anyways, the Sovereign has given you time, so think wisely . Also… the Sovereign has already granted you a pardon once . ”
“That… is true . ”
It was true .
If it was any other sovereign, they would have had Timothy’s head at the start of dawn .
“Do not disappoint him . Although he has shown mercy, he is blood and iron at the core . This… is probably the last chance you will be given . ”
Lucia was saying, “there is no second chance” . Timothy’s choice was either to serve Kang Chul-In, or die .
“Then, I hope you make a wise decision . ”
Lucia with those words, quickly left the watchtower .
“Ah… Gods… what is this Timothy to do?”
Timothy who was now left alone, thought again and again .
Was he to remain loyal as an advisor to the end, or was he going to serve a new master? It was hard to decide . It was a problem too difficult to solve before the sunset .
When everyone was celebrating the victory, one person, Kang Chul-In was not rejoicing .
No, he was happy, but the material of his happiness differed .
If the others were purely celebrating the victory, Kang Chul-In was celebrating the rewards of the victory . He had won in the battle, and he had captured the leader of the enemy, Kimura . From today, the gold and surviving troops of the Burrows would fall into Kang Chul-In’s hands . And…
‘Timothy, he will prove useful . ’
The old goblin was the biggest harvest .
Kang Chul-In wanted Timothy to pledge his loyalty to him . Because Timothy was too, an advisor . Like the 300 Sovereigns, there were also 300 advisors . Therefore, for each advisor, there was a [specialty] . A specialty usually for internal affairs . Maybe she was a special case, but he could not see Lucia’s specialty .
However, Timothy was different .
Timothy in the eyes of Kang Chul-In had the skill of [Administration Master] . The capabilities of that skill were as follows:
Level: 1 (Maximum Level 5)
Effect: Administration work performed, Efficiency +20%
Effect: Night Shift performed, efficiency +70%
Effect: Administration work performed, stamina +30%
It was a skill perfect to put to work on a desk . For Kang Chul-In, who’s head spun just hearing the A in administration, Timothy was an extremely needed asset . If Timothy pledged himself to Kang Chul-In, he would for the rest of his life, until his death, be in front of a desk with papers . Kang Chul-In, thinking of this and that, arrived at the Sovereign hall where his throne was . In the Sovereign Hall, there were Commander James and ten soldiers, the cavalryman Podorski, and Kimura waiting for him .
“My Lord, my congratulations on the victory . ”
“Congratulations, my Lord!”
His soldiers sent awestruck congratulations, but Kang Chul-In was not satisfied with this boring win, so he did not show happiness .
It was an easy win .
Kimura was an idiot too stupid to even call Sovereign, and trash not worthy of dealing with . Kang Chul-In was not a man who would be satisfied with a victory over an incompetent leader .
Think about it .
Would a professional boxer be happy that he had won against an elementary school child? Would a strong, fit man celebrate a victory after twisting a chicken’s neck?
If there was one who was happy, that person would be the true trash that laughed after stepping on the weak . It would not be an overstatement to say all those who enjoyed massacres of innocent people, were crazy .
“Enough congratulating . Now, I will teach this one a lesson so if you have a club that’s suitable, bring it . ”
At Kang Chul-In’s orders, a soldier quickly went to fetch for a club .
“Are you Podorski?”
Kang Chul-In called for the cavalryman who had captured Kimura .
“Yes, my Lord . I am Podorski . ”
“…do you like handcuffs, by chance?”
“Huh? That… Handcuffs are a wonderful catalyst that makes boring sex life more interesting…”
Poldorski was about to explain something, a little embarrassed, but Kang Chul-In waved his hand and cut him off .
“Stop! Do not speak further . ”
“Yes . How do you know, my Lord, that I like handcuffs?”
“… don’t try to know anything . ”
Kang Chul-In turned away .
The reason why Kang Chul-In asked such a question… was that Podorski looked just like the mascot of a public safety organization of a certain country . The round eyes, short haircut, the M shaped forehead like a monkey, the excessively large ears, and the brown hair . If he had worn the uniform, no one could deny that it was that mascot .
‘A guy like that, used that crude rope-tie? You have to live long to see certain things . ’
Kang Chul-In pressed his aching head tenderly and shook his head .
“…Anyways, you captured the enemy’s leader, so you have done well . I will appoint you to Laputa’s Director General . ”
“Thank you, my Lord!”
Podorski bowed to Kang Chul-In in gratitude of his unexpected raise in position .
“I, always wanted to be a cop ever since I was young!”
“…Seemed like it . ”
“How, how do you know that, my Lord!”
“Just… don’t ask . You’ll get hurt . ”
Anyways, Podorski who said he wanted to be a cop since he was little, was given a position of determining Laputa’s safety . Kang Chul-In looked at Podorski and thought that maybe a person’s destiny was predetermined .
“James . ”
“Yes, my Lord . ”
“You did a good job as well . I will reward five gold . ”
“Oh, thank you my Lord!”
Five gold was about 2,000 dollars . James’ smile reached his ears .
“I will postpone detailed rewards to a later time . ”
Kang Chul-In looked down at Kimura and spoke .
“Uh…Uh! Mmm . . ”
Kimura bound with Poldorski’s rope and with a gag in his mouth was trying to say something . Although he could not understand it, he was almost a 100% sure Kimura was begging for him to spare his life .
“Young . ”
Kang Chul-In who had seen Kimura’s face grimaced, as if to say the little boy was nothing .
“About a high-schooler? Well, I have no intentions of going easy anyway . ”
Kang Chul-In was not someone to go easy because the other was young .
Kimura, overcome with horror yelled . He must have felt his life in danger looking at Kang Chul-In’s eyes . It was that moment when the soldier who was looking for a club ran into the Sovereign Hall and handed Kang Chul-In an iron club .
“My Lord, here it is . ”
Coincidentally, the iron club resembled the shape of a baseball bat, making it perfect to hit someone . There was not a club better to teach someone a lesson .
“Undo that idiot’s rope and make him lay in front of me . ”
Kang Chul-In ordered
It was time to train the monkey .