Lord of Flames - Chapter 156
Chapter 156: Greetings from the Xi Ling Kingdom! Negotiate the response!
“Princess, please sit down!”
In the newly built royal palace of the City of Miracles, Fox girl, Qing Ling, said.
The decoration of this royal palace hadn’t taken the route of luxury, but it still looked gorgeous. It did not have the graceful and dull kind of gorgeousness, nor the overly ostentatious kind of gorgeousness like the golden hall, but the gorgeousness that was exquisite and well designed everywhere.
This was the first time Princess Luo Ying had seen this style of royal palace. And she thought that living in such a royal palace would not feel dull and boring at all!
Princess Luo Ying forced her eyes to stop looking around the palace and focused on the fox girl, Qing Ling.
She did not expect that the fox girl Qing Ling was so young.
Nor did she expect that the Lord of the Yan Nation was actually a queen!
Princess Luo Ying also heard that she was the Holy Saint of the Lord of Flames as well!
Fox girl Qing Ling’s face was covered with a light and thin veil.
But that veil could hardly hide her delicate face!
It was not hard to imagine what a beautiful face was under the veil.
Although Princess Luo Ying’s own beauty was not bad, the fox girl Qing Ling was a saint, and a queen as well. Her beauty was slightly superior in temperament and strength..
This was the glory that came with status and position!
For the fox girl, Qing Ling, this was the glory that came down from the Lord of Flames!
This glory was not just a big empty word, but it actually was glory!
Princess Luo Ying sat down courteously and the good upbringing of the royal family of the Continent of gods could be clearly seen.
She was a standard royal princess who possessed the most outstanding traits among the many princesses of the human kingdoms of the Continent of gods.
To be sent on a mission to the Yan Nation meant that Princess Luo Ying had a flexible mind. Not only that, she was also a magister with outstanding talent.
Princess Luo Ying said, “Your Majesty, I came here on behalf of the Royal Family of the Xi Ling Kingdom. I want to congratulate you on the establishment of Yan Nation. These are the gifts from Xi Ling Kingdom. I hope that you’ll like them.”
Next to her, the girl with the sword presented a piece of paper made of gold to the fox girl, Qing Ling.
A maid took the golden paper and handed it to Qing Ling.
Qing Ling took the golden paper and looked at it carefully.
Princess Luo Ying’s gaze could not help but sneak towards Meng Ying, who was sitting opposite to her.
According to the information she had received, Meng Ying should be a great magister of the Yan Nation. She could even be a magister who could use forbidden magic!
Meng Ying’s face also had a white veil. She had just turned 17 this year and had a standard teenage figure, but Princess Luo Ying was not sure of Meng Ying’s age.
Because all the magisters who learned forbidden magic had mastered the way to stay young forever or a way to make themselves look younger!
Meng Ying did not seem to notice Princess Luo Ying’s gaze, and was still sitting there blandly.
In the entire hall, besides a few maids, there were only a few maidens. Princess Luo Ying’s 100 guards were not qualified to enter, and were waiting outside the palace.
The list on the golden paper was long.
The words on the list were magical words, which were the common words of the continent of the gods. These magical words also had an advantage. Even people who did not know how to read could also understand the meaning of these words.
This was probably because the royal family was worried that the Orcs could not read and write anything. It was also a means to show the power of the Xi Ling Kingdom.
After all, power was often reflected in many details.
A few minutes later, the fox girl Qing Ling handed that golden paper to the Holy maiden sitting next to her and asked her to keep it.
The royal family of the Xi Ling Kingdom was very generous this time.
After seeing that the Fox girl Qing Ling had finished reading the list, Princess Luo Ying spoke again, saying,
“Your Highness, Your nation’s divine beans are of excellent quality. They are also cheap and have excellent taste. They are a natural gift for the benefit of the people. Therefore, during this visit, I also brought the permission signed by my father, the king. From now on, your country can sell the divine beans to the entire territory of the Xi Ling Kingdom with peace of mind. If anyone dares to stop you, it will be regarded as a violation of the law of the kingdom!”
Here was the license to sell divine beans in Xi Ling Kingdom!
When the Fox girl Qing Ling heard Princess Luo Ying’s words, she couldn’t help but glance towards Meng Ying.
In the divine Hall, Fox girl Qing Ling gathered together with Meng Ying and several saints.
The meeting with Princess Luo Ying was quite short.
In summary, Princess Luo Ying represented the royal family of the Xi Ling Kingdom during the visit. The gift was sent; the matter was told; it did not take much time at all. The value of the gifts was conservatively estimated to be more than a million gold coins.
The princess originally planned to leave after the gifts were delivered, because she did not want to stay in the Orcs’ city for too long.
But after Qing Ling invited her to a dinner party, she agreed.
Because the city gave Princess Luo Ying a completely different feeling. Princess Luo Ying suddenly wanted to stay and spend some time in the City of Miracles.
If the Lord of the Yan Nation was a male orc, she might not have wanted to stay any longer there.
But the fox girl Qing Ling gave her a good feeling. She felt that the city was nothing like the dirty, chaotic and poorly imagined Orc city.
So, princess Luo Ying decided to stay a little longer.
There was still a lot of time before the banquet, so Princess Luo Ying, accompanied by the maids sent by Fox girl Qing Ling, went around the City of Miracles.
Fox Girl Qing Ling and the others were discussing the matter of Xi Ling kingdom in the Divine hall.
“It looks like within a month or so, the Xi Ling kingdom will be plunged into war.”
The fox girl, Qing Ling, said.
Meng Ying nodded and said, “I asked Earl Hawk to send someone to collect a lot of information. The attacker should be Horton Kingdom next to the Xi Ling Kingdom, as the Horton Kingdom is already expanding and gathering troops on a large scale. When they finish arming the newly gathered troops, the war will start.”
Fox girl Qing Ling asked curiously, “How many people are there in the Xi Ling Kingdom?”
Meng Ying said, “The population of the Xi Ling Kingdom should be between twenty and thirty million. On the other hand, the population of the Horton Kingdom is a little less. The strength of the Xi Ling Kingdom should actually be slightly stronger, but now that their God is defeated they can’t beat the Horton Kingdom.”
Next to them, several other saints listened to them quietly. They did not know much about the human kingdoms.
Princess Lotte of the cat clan couldn’t help but say, “There are so many people!”
Of course, although she was surprised, there was not the slightest sign of worry on her face or anything like that.
Her surprise was mainly because of the huge population of the human kingdoms.
Just to let you know, the Yan Nation’s current population was around two million.
And in a human kingdom, there were at least tens of millions of people.
Yan Nation, with a population of over two million, had been appeased by Xi Ling Kingdom with a population of over 20 million. While they were actually about to deal with the Horton Kingdom.
It looked like a snake was swallowing an elephant.
Meng Ying nodded and said.
“There are always such a large number of humans in human kingdoms, and there are even more huge countries in the west. So you don’t worry, their armies won’t be too large. According to my estimation, the number of Horton Kingdom’s royal army, the church army and the army drafted from the nobles combined, should not exceed 500,000. As for the Xi Ling Kingdom…”
She paused and said, “The number of troops in the Xi Ling Kingdom should be a little more, reaching 600,000 to 700,000.”
This was where humans were different from orcs.
For example, the bear clan only had a few thousand people, but it had about two thousand qualified bear warriors.
The comparison between population and military strength could reach a ratio of five to one, three to one, or even ten to one at worst.
The current Yan Nation, if it fully expanded its army, could gather an army of more than 400,000 Orcs. But the quality of soldiers would not be as good as it was now!
But for the human kingdom’s population to military strength ratio, reaching a ratio of ten to one was too difficult. Generally, this ratio was over twenty to one.
Of course, the military strength mentioned here referred to qualified warriors, wearing armor, helmets, having iron shields, at least one long and one short iron weapon on their bodies, and having pretty good physical fitness.
If some civilians were randomly recruited, given some weapons and were counted as soldiers, then the Xi Ling Kingdom could even recruit an army of more than two million.
But that was useless!
Because this was not a pure cold weapon world!
In a pure cold weapon world, if you gave civilians a knife, they would have some fighting power. And they could be regarded as soldiers, and then they could adopt the tactic of the sea of people.
But here was the world of the gods, the world of the swords and magic!
A thousand knights, composed of second-rank warriors, could easily defeat an army of more than 10,000 people of first rank ordinary warriors or below.
If these warriors did not have armor helmets and they were all composed of civilians with only one knife. Even if you gave them 50,000 people, they would still not be able to defeat the thousand warriors!
If those ordinary Knights were replaced with elite Temple Knights, the killing power would be even more terrifying!
Not to mention the terrifying existences commonly known as magisters!
This was the continent of the gods, where quality was more important than quantity!
So even though there were only 200,000 troops in the Yan Nation now, of which 50,000 wolf and 50,000 snake warriors were not even equipped yet. But none of the saints present were worried about the huge military strength of the two countries.
After listening to the comparison of the military strength mentioned by Meng Ying, Dwarf Queen Ivy asked:
“When would it be better for us to step in?”
Meng Ying pondered for a moment and said, “When the war starts, we will look for a suitable opportunity to intervene. Her Highness Ivy, for the next month, please ask the Dwarves to arm the Wolf and Snake warriors as soon as possible. If there are not enough men, you can take some men from other clans to help.”
Dwarf Queen Ivy patted her full chest and said: “Leave this matter to me.”
It was hard to imagine how she, who was only one to two meters tall, could transfer herself into such a fiery figure now.
Meng Ying said again: “Your Highness, according to my estimation, the grain production of the Xi Ling Kingdom should be decreasing on a large scale, because the Church has drawn away the magicians of the Xi Ling Kingdom. Without these magicians to promote the growth of crops, grain production will definitely drop, and the pests will also increase. So the royal family of the Xi Ling Kingdom allows us to sell the divine beans, not because they want to appease us, but because they want to stabilize their domestic food supply to avoid chaos. ”
Meng Ying habitually paused for a moment and then said: “But this is just right. Since the Xi Ling Kingdom allows us to sell divine beans all over the kingdom, we will simply do a big job. Take advantage of this month or so, let our divine beans be sold all over the Xi Ling Kingdom, and let our gold coins circulate completely in the Xi Ling kingdom.”
The divine beans had divine imprints on them, and the gold coins also had magical protection on them. Both of these things would allow the people of the Xi Ling Kingdom to build a subtle and positive awareness of the Lord of Flames. This would lay the foundation for them to become a believer of the Lord of Flames in the future!
This was also the currency war they had envisioned before!
Fox girl Qing Ling nodded and said, “I will pray to the Lord this evening and ask him to open the passage of the Misty Mountains. Then we will send people directly to the Xi Ling Kingdom to sell divine beans!”
She quickly clapped her hands.
On one hand, the Xi Ling Kingdom wanted to appease the Yan Nation, and on the other hand, they wanted to use the Yan Nation’s divine beans to help them stabilize their food supply. So they gave the Yan Nation permission to sell divine beans throughout its territory, and the fox girl Qing Ling would naturally seize such a good opportunity to give Xi Ling kingdom a deep stab!
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