Chapter 48Things you can obtain in someone else's territory (11)
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Chapter 48: Things you can obtain in someone else’s territory (11)
Previously on I Become a Rogue Lord…
The protagonist possessed the body of the rogue lord Aintorian Erhin.
After obtaining Daitouren he uses the history he knows and his own unique strategy to repel the invasion of the Narja Kingdom and succeeds in recruiting the talented Yusen and Zint.
After the war he focuses on developing his territory in order to achieve his goal of unifying the continent.
The Bridget Kingdom invades the weak Roserun Kingdom. Roserun’s princess, Roserun Yurasia, asks for reinforcements from the Lunan Kingdom, to which Erhin belongs. Erhin decides that there is something to be gained from the war and convinces the King of Lunan that there is a way to occupy Bridget’s territory if he sends reinforcements.
The hero arrives in the Roserun Kingdom with the reinforcements. The spearhead force led by Errante, one of the three swordsmen of Bridget, marches in front of the royal capital, but Erhin succeeds in raising the morale of his army through the efforts of Roserun Yurasia, and kills Errante, winning the battle.
With the morale of his army raised, the hero is now ready to take on Bridget’s main army in earnest…….
“I’ve had the pleasure of watching you in action. It was brilliant!”
The young king shouted with joy, as if he had completely vanquished Bridget. But the war was not over yet. Of course, they gained the advantage. Still, this wasn’t the time to be happy.
“Your Majesty, the real battle begins here. Let me hear your praise after we defeat Bridget.”
The king nodded.
“You will be rewarded handsomely then!”
This battle changed the attitudes of the king and the nobles; it was the same for the princess. Yurasia, who had bandages all over her body, nodded vigorously and agreed with the king’s words, fortunately, her wound did not seem to be deep. It was only a cut and no serious injury like a broken bone. She was even moving as soon as she woke up after sleeping for a day.
“Thank you, Your Majesty”
The king raised his voice and the nobles nodded at the same time. I left the audience room with the princess after the ceremonial audience, realizing that my reputation had changed.
I was going to head to the barracks for a strategy meeting but as the two of us walked shoulder to shoulder through the corridors of the royal palace, Yurasia suddenly stood in front of me.
“Your power……It’s too bad you had to hide it from me too! The three Bridget swordsmen are very famous……!”
“I didn’t have time to explain, and you didn’t ask……”
“That’s true, but……”
Yurasia touched Rossade strapped to her waist and stopped.
“Next time…….I’d love to fight you, to know your limits…”
The look in her eyes showed her will to become stronger, I nodded my head.
“I understand. But you might get hurt.”
“I know that, but I’m so excited to fight an A-class mana user.”
Yurasia says this while putting her hand on her chest.
“Incidentally, the guard who came with me, Zint, is just as strong as that Errante.”
“What? Is that true?”
“I wouldn’t lie about something like this.”
Yurasia couldn’t keep her mouth shut. There was not a single warlord in Roserun who had a martial force of over 90. She was the strongest, so it was a natural reaction.
“That’s why I need you to trust me. Even if I give you some crazy orders, it’s all strategy.”
I took another step closer to her. Close enough that I could see the pores in her translucent skin. Her white skin was covered with scars from yesterday’s fierce battle. Yurasia didn’t back away from the close distance. Rather, she looked up at me with a willful gaze and said.
“I will follow your strategy no matter what!”
She tried to kneel, so I grabbed her arm to stop her. She was covered in bandages and should not make any sudden moves.
“Your Highness, you don’t have to do this.”
“But!……If there had been even one treasure left at that time, the enemy might not have gathered in the central square. To think that this strategy would have been ruined because of me……even kneeling a hundred won’t make up for it……”
She talked with a depressed look on her face as if she was guilty. Fortunately, I seemed to have gained a lot of trust from her.
“Instead, could you show me Rossade? That sword was amazing!”
“Rossade?……But how did you know the name of the sword?”
With a curious look on her face, Yurasia unsheathed Rossade from her waistband and handed it to me.
“It’s a famous sword. I’ve heard of it.”
The sword was beautiful. However, it seemed that the only effect I got from using it was +3 martial force. It was a treasure sword that would release mana like a skill even for B-class mana users, but I guess I don’t have enough accumulated mana to use this effect.
“It seems that the Roserun family has many treasures and tools that have been passed down from generation to generation. Could it be that there are still others?”
I asked as I returned the sword, and the princess nodded immediately.
“There are other treasures as well. I’ve already used up what I had, but I’m sure there are still some left in the royal treasury.”
“The royal treasury?”
“Would you like to go to the treasury? If there’s anything you need, I’ll give it to you!”
“Are you sure?”
“Yes, there’s no point in storing them away for safekeeping if they can be used in the war.”
The princess turned away as soon as she said that.
“Come this way, then!”
She quickly moved to the basement. The treasury seemed to be located in the basement of the royal palace. As she descended into the basement, I saw a huge door. There were no guards there.
When the princess held out her hand, the door opened automatically, emitting light in response to the ring she was wearing. It was a white light, similar to the one in the basement of my castle. Since white light is related to divine power, doesn’t this mean that these ancient facilities that remain on this continent are also related to the administrator of the game?
Rossade that emits blue light is a treasure. Unlike it, anything that emits a white light is probably related to a perk like Daitouren. What if there are still other hidden perks that I can collect? I thought about this when I saw the treasures and tools associated with the white light, but now I had no clue. I followed her first and stepped into the treasure room.
“This is Roserun Royal Treasury……”
There were a large number of jewelry boxes containing gold and silver. There were also a variety of weapons on display, along with what appeared to be expensive trinkets. Of course, not all treasures in the treasury were recognized as game items.
Artifacts are rare. In addition, the concepts of treasure and artifact are completely different. A treasure can be used many times, while an artifact disappears once it is used, like the explosives she used yesterday.
“This is the pendant I used yesterday, I don’t have many left.”
She explained as she placed a pendant around her neck.
“If there are any weapons or anything else you need please don’t hesitate to ask. If you’d like, you may also use this pendant.
She asked, holding up the only remaining pendant besides the one around her neck.
“I’ll try to find a weapon.”
I began to seriously examine the treasure room, and then I found an unusual item in the jewelry box. The system recognized it as a game item.
[Rinkit] – [Increase the user’s charm]
It looked like just a simple bracelet, but on the inside it was intricately crafted. No matter how I looked at it, it did not look like an ordinary item. I tried to fit it lightly, but it was meaningless
“Do you like that bracelet?”
When Yurasia saw it, she looked at me with a strange expression because it was a women’s bracelet.
“Yes. I like it.”
I laughed and approached her. Then I gently grabbed her wrist.
“You don’t seem to know this, but this is a treasure that contains ancient mana. Actually, I have the ability to appraise, so I can identify treasures at a glance. This is meaningless for me to use so I thought it would be the perfect treasure for Your Highness.”
And then I put the bracelet on her hand…
[Roserun Yurasia’s charm value has been increased.]
[Roserun Yurasia’s command has been increased by 2.]
Charm value has a lot to do with command. The higher the charm, the more people will follow. Perhaps because of this, her command has gone up by a whopping +2. Even if it’s her, who has an excellent ability to inspire soldiers and her command is high.
“It suits you well. It looks like it was made exclusively for Your Highness. The golden glow is a perfect match for the color of your hair.”
“Is that so? Does it look good on me?”
Yurasia stared at the bracelet; it didn’t look like she was going to take it off. I left her alone and took another look around the treasure room. In addition to Yurasia bracelet I also found a sword with an earthy color without any kind of workmanship. The color made me think it was not iron, but when I struck it, it was unmistakably iron.
[Martial force +2]
It didn’t have any special effects like the Rossade, but it had a +2 martial force bonus. This alone makes it a treasure of great value because ordinary weapons don’t have this kind of effect. Of course, as soon as I saw the +2 martial force I thought of Zint.
“Your Highness, this sword is……?”
“The color is strange, isn’t it? It’s a very old sword, my father, the king, told me. Rossade is a treasure that has been passed down from generation to generation in the Roserun family, and this sword was one of the treasures shared by the twelve families of the continent when they destroyed the ancient kingdom of Aintorian.”
The Twelve Families of the Continent are the families that destroyed the ancient Aintorian Kingdom and divided the continent into twelve countries; each of them became a royal family.
“So it’s quite valuable?”
“No, if you need it, go ahead!”
Yurasia agreed without hesitation.
“Is there a secret to this sword? You said you had an eye for appraisal, so……From the looks of it, it’s just an old sword……”
She snuggled up against my shoulder and looked at the sword curiously.
“I don’t know if there’s a secret, but it’s not just any old sword. It’s harder than most swords, I would be happy to have it. Of all my men, Zint doesn’t have any weapons, so I’ll let him use it in the war.”
“By all means, do so!”
In the midst of all this, her ring caught my eye as she curiously picked up the [Unnamed Sword] and looked at it.
“By the way, what’s with the ring?”
[Sacred Ring – ancient treasure]
That was the only explanation that came up in the system. There was no indication of any additional effects, so I had to ask her directly. All the rings and pendants that she wears are artifacts. No, the ring is a treasure because it can be used more than once.
“Oh, it’s the key to the treasury.”
“What else could it be used for?”
I have a key, too. It’s the key to the treasury that stores the gold in the basement of the Aintorian Castle.
“That’s all I know.”
Speaking of these treasuries in the Aintorian Castle and the Royal Palace of Roserun, there might be others like them located under the capitals of the kingdoms built by the Twelve Families. These facilities are the perks of the game or some kind of special items? I should investigate them.
“Could it be that the King of Bridget also has some sort of treasure?”
“I don’t know, I’ve never heard of it. It seems that none of the treasures that the twelve families shared after they destroyed the ancient kingdom are as great as this earth-colored sword.”
If there was really nothing to it, they wouldn’t have bothered to share the treasures, there must be some secret. I will check once I occupy the Royal Capital of Bridget.”
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