It happened without my knowledge.
Carls froze in front of the enormous killing power unleashed by Lapishan.
“ruler! From now on, you will have to answer me clearly!”
The 2nd Prince burst into energy with a fierce shout.
“Why is the royal family of a great empire playing with the leaders of the rebel army!”
Life poured out like a tidal wave.
The face of Cals, a 7-star knight, turned white.
“Answer me! When my lord chose such a wrong path! What on earth did the Lord do as a guard knight and attendant! “Have you done your duty?”
A roar that sounded like thunder was hitting Carls.
“Isn’t it the Lord’s duty and duty to prevent that wrong path, even if it means sacrificing one’s neck?”
“That’s not all! We granted undeserved forgiveness to those who invaded our territory and tried to harm us! We also actively cooperated with their events!”
“These are all serious crimes that any imperial knight should have risked his life to prevent! But why didn’t the Lord do that? Why couldn’t you stop Giloshan’s actions?!”
[The decision is overturned!]
[The current dominant side is ‘Rapishan Elo di Balt.’]
[‘Rapishan Elo di Wald’ is expected to win!]
I clicked my tongue inwardly.
‘Hey, is this going to turn over like this?’
Carl’s presence had a much bigger impact than I thought.
Rafishan’s point was valid.
From the Empire’s perspective, my actions were a serious crime.
Since he was in secret with the enemy and acted together with them, there was nothing to say even if it was considered an act of rebellion beyond an act of treachery.
So I was hiding this completely behind the excuse, ‘It’s all because of the imperial family!’
‘I never thought they would sneak in like this.’
This time, a victory prediction message even appeared with one shot.
Now I only had one chance to turn the tide again.
‘Certainly I am a b*stard.’
Carls, who had been brutally attacked by him, was lowering his head with a very depressed expression.
“Now Gilroshan. “My little brother.”
The 2nd prince was casting a cold and heavy gaze in this direction.
“This is all your negligence. You might have done what you wanted, but each action you took could endanger everyone around you. Lord Silion and Lord Sui, as well as others. Do you think His Majesty the Emperor will easily forgive you? “That’s impossible.”
He was trying to solidify his victory by attacking the people around me.
“So stop this nonsense and come back to the imperial palace. “In the meantime, your character has improved greatly, so people won’t treat you like they used to.”
Even a gentle smile as if he had already become a winner.
Wow, my eyes are glaring.
“If you are worried about what happened with the revolutionary army, I will take responsibility and sort it out. All that needs to be done is to package this war as a rescue war and claim responsibility for the costs in post-war negotiations. Then His Majesty the Emperor will surely understand.”
“Lord Lore will give you the imperial attire. “Go along, throw away those dirty clothes, and change quickly.”
With that, a system message flashed back to me.
[‘Rapishan Elo de Wald’s’ victory is certain!]
[The last opportunity for objections will end soon!]
But I was still thinking.
I was thinking over and over again in my head.
A heavy counter punch that will instantly turn the tide of this match, which has become so unfavorable.
I was thinking about that.
The basic weakness of the NPC called Lapishan was, of course, ‘magic’.
Although he was extremely good at swordsmanship, the second prince’s weakness was that, unlike a royal family, his magic abilities were only average.
But I couldn’t apply that part in the current argument situation.
‘That’s why he lost out in the crown prince competition with Lukashan. ‘How can I not use this?’
‘Wait a minute!’
Crown Prince Competition!
‘Okay, I can use that, right?’
I almost screamed as a new idea flashed through my head.
If this works, Carls being attacked wasn’t such a bad development.
‘Because he is a Lapishan who cares about the empire and the royal family more than anything else.’
He will be completely absorbed in my story.
‘Rather, we are using the crisis as an opportunity.’
I planned to not only achieve victory over Lapishan, but also go one step further and cause a huge upheaval to the empire and the imperial family.
The way to do that is….
‘It’s to reignite the competition for the crown prince of the empire!’
Of course, at this point, the position of crown prince had been confirmed.
The current crown prince, 1st Prince Lukashan, was not inferior to Lapishan intellectually, and above all, his magic skills were superior to Lapishan, so he was holding down the position of successor with ease.
But that was just a story when nothing much happened.
‘If I intervened, the story would be completely different.’
Depending on the player’s actions, the flow of the original story changes dramatically.
The empire soon falls apart.
I could have used that future as leverage to overthrow the successor structure.
The imperial family of the empire will be turned upside down, and the successor structure could be completely disrupted.
‘What did Emperor Bareshan say to me back then?’
Oh, I told you not to bother me, right?
If I make you mad instead, you won’t complain, right?
[This is your last chance to defend.]
[Speak up and prevent the victory of ‘Rapishan Elo Dibalt’!]
I smiled and opened my mouth.
“It’s all good, but there’s one thing you’re wrong about.”
Then Lapishan tilted his head.
“hmm? What am I doing wrong? “What is that?”
“As my brother said, my actions may put people around me in danger, but on the other hand, they may also elevate me somewhere.”
Then Lapishan chuckled.
“How fun. So, who are you posting and where?”
“I can elevate my brother to the emperor’s throne.”
My words came out in an extremely ordinary way, as if I wanted to order black bean noodles for dinner tonight.
So Lapishan didn’t understand me for a moment.
But without realizing it, he leaned his upper body towards me and asked back.
“What did you say just now? “Where are you putting me?”
“Great for everyone. “The emperor’s throne.”
The voice that said he could not believe it was not a mixture of disbelief but also a ridicule that it was absurd.
You can’t even hear it with your ears.
It was natural.
‘It would be funny if Lapishan took such an unexpected story at face value.’
I need to clearly engrave the story I am telling.
At that moment, I activated the skill I had been saving up until now.
[Auxiliary skill: Halo Voice]
A genius theater actor’s skill that touches the hearts of NPCs by giving powerful authority to the voice.
And I said it to him again with all my smiles gone.
This will be a story you will never forget.
“Listen carefully. “I said I would elevate 2nd Prince Lapishan, who is in front of me, to the throne of the empire.”
“This crazy guy….”
“Cooperate with me. Then it will be you, not Lukashan, who ascends to the throne of the empire.”
“Where are you saying such nonsense?”
“I’m only going to tell you this once, so listen carefully.”
“A way for 2nd Prince Lapishan, who has already been pushed out of the competition, to rise to an equal position with Prince Lukashan.”
Lapishan’s eyes finally began to change.
I spoke briefly.
“Lucashan will never become a 9-star wizard. never.”
The crown prince was a genius wizard who had already reached the 8th star at a young age.
However, in the end, it will not be able to rise to 9 stars.
“What is that….”
“The limits of talent. Wall of ability. I already know it myself. Actually, it’s a story that can happen to anyone. But it is a fatal problem for the person who will sit on the throne of the magic empire. If this story leaks out, the nobles of the imperial capital and the wizards of each spire will rise up all at once, right? “You can’t make an incompetent person your emperor.”
In fact, that was how the original scenario unfolded.
Despite being a legitimate member of the imperial family, Crown Prince Lukashan was often unable to ascend to the throne.
The player could only ascend to the throne of emperor by joining the imperial camp and choosing to actively help him.
It was all due to incomplete talent.
Lapishan also seemed to be predicting the future without difficulty.
The 2nd prince’s eyes moved erratically.
“How dare you be sure of that? My older brother was a person who had previously reached the 8th grade and was called a genius. But in the end, you won’t be able to overcome the 9-star wall? “Are you saying he confided in you that his talents were exhausted?”
In other words, provide a basis?
I raised my right hand on the table and spread all my fingers.
And then they folded one by one.
“first. Lukashan could not achieve 6 stars even after practicing Hebraet magic swordsmanship for over 10 years. I couldn’t even step on that threshold. This isn’t simply because I’m not good at swordsmanship. It means that the coordination between the magic circuit and the mana heart is lacking. But reaching 9 stars? “It’s an extremely slim probability.”
“Second and third. To overcome this problem, Lukashan touched on several taboos. He tried to strengthen his power by sacrificing prisoners to Gehera, the god of punishment, and even contacted one of the necromancers of the Far East. “Don’t you know too?”
These were the problems caused by Lukashan in the original work.
The background events of the quest ‘Allies’ Weaknesses’, in which the player plays an active role in cleaning up the story.
“I also know that such an incident occurred. However, His Majesty has silenced all of them, so the detailed story is….”
“Fourth, nevertheless, Lukashan is unable to digest even the 8-star magic power. Moreover, because I used Saihan techniques to gather power, there are side effects.”
“Did Lukashan recently stop holding public audiences once a week? Why did they do that?”
“That’s because I have a lot of work to do…”
“That’s naive. Do you believe that? It’s because the magical power in the body has been contaminated. If you go out in front of people during a public audience, you will have to meet priests of the Quatras religion, and it is not easy to keep your contamination hidden in front of priests who have sensitive senses. “That’s why I stopped holding public audiences.”
I said while folding my last finger.
“Fifth. “Do you remember when I played Decaches with Lukashan when I was 13 and won overwhelmingly?”
Lapishan’s face hardened.
Although Decaches is a board game, it was also a measure for the royal family to measure Ilshin’s magic skills.
“I saw Lukashan’s limitations then. I felt it myself. “Is there any clearer evidence than this?”
Presenting evidence will be enough.
I said my last words to Lapishan.
“But if you don’t want to believe it, just quit. But if you don’t step up, the empire will collapse. You probably know that something out of the ordinary is showing, right? Are you going to just ignore the signs of the country’s ruin?”
In the end, Lapishan’s composure was seen to crumble.
I chuckled to myself.
Let’s hit the last one like this.
“My brother will become a 9-star magic swordsman. And it is true that a 9-star magic swordsman should ascend to the throne rather than an 8-star wizard. At least I think so.”
Eventually, a new message emerged.
[Your rival ‘Rapishan Elo de Balt’ falls into the ‘unable to speak’ condition.]
[The decision is temporarily overturned!]
“Brother, come to your senses. “Don’t make a stupid face.”
Lapishan, who had been frozen for a long time, turned his gaze towards me.
And he barely asked a question.
“Who the hell are you?”
If I had to answer that question….
‘He must be Kim Gyeong-sam, a Gilroshan player who was unfairly pushed out of the grade and returned from hell with a strategy book.’
Anyway, I grinned while hiding my true feelings.
“I am Prince Lapishan’s younger brother.”
Lapishan was looking at me with very suspicious eyes.
“I feel like you are not my sister today. “It’s very strange.”
But I never panicked twice.
Previously, I got caught up in the flow without even realizing it, but not this time.
‘You can’t be swayed by the same methods in the same way, right?’
Lapishan didn’t have any mind-reading skills, so if I just calmly shut my mouth, nothing would happen.
And above all, there was now a proposal that could ignite the second prince’s heart.
“How dare you mention the imperial title. “The joke went too far.”
But I could clearly see that Lapishan’s heart was shaking violently.
As if a rock had fallen into a calm lake…
‘No, as if a rock the size of a house had fallen.’
Now Lapishan was strongly agitated by his boiling desire.
That desire was for none other than the throne of the empire.
‘Because Lapishan is basically a person who has feelings for the crown prince.’
The current crown prince, Lukashan, was selected as the heir to the throne simply because he was the emperor’s first son and had the greatest magical talent among the three princes.
But even that was incomplete.
‘Maybe some of you already guessed it?’
I took a quick look and saw that Lapishan’s escort knight, Alexis Lore, was also looking at us with a look of great interest.
-What on earth was that idiot thinking when he made this suggestion?
It seemed as if the voices of my heart overflowing with concern and curiosity could be heard all the way here.
‘Now that I think about it, that person is probably going crazy because he’s so curious about the story I told him.’
Even in the original game, players active on the empire side often enthroned Lapishan as emperor.
In that case, the nobleman awakens to become an 8-star knight and becomes vice-captain of the Imperial Knights.
In other words, he was currently a temporary contract worker, but depending on the situation, he could suddenly take the top position.
So, the eyes have no choice but to become bright like that.
It was at that moment that welcome system messages flashed to my mind.
[‘Gilloshan Elo de Balt’s’ victory is certain!]
[‘Rapishan Elo de Balt’ will be given a final chance to refute.]
Will the 2nd Prince really try to refute?
His mouth opened slowly.
“I can’t believe everything you say here.”
Lapishan, who was glaring at me, sighed deeply.
“But I’d like to hear the details. Because the fate of our empire depends on it. I also think that a 9-star magic swordsman is more suitable for the throne than an 8-star wizard.”
I grinned inwardly at the voice mixed with subtle hope and enthusiasm.
The match has been decided.
“We will suspend all operations for the next 24 hours. “For the well-being of the empire.”
“And for my brother’s crown.”
The showdown is over.
[The surprise event ‘Commander Showdown’ has ended!]
[You have won the victory over your rival ‘Rapishan Elo de Balt’!]
Having succeeded in planting the flag of victory, I stood up with a grin.
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