The mother in law gifts me a mountain for a new beginning - Chapter 4
- The mother in law gifts me a mountain for a new beginning
- Chapter 4 - Half-wolf Man! Lynn's Silver Wolf Legion Is Established!
In order to walk to Lynn En’s territory, the journey took seven days from Twin Peak City, the closest inhabited land near his territory. It was a very remote area, with the mountains in the distance and maple trees strewn about. Lynn was a little shocked when he first saw the mountains
“They are bigger than I expected.”
“There are too many nobles in the central region,” Lucy said playfully. “Their territories are very rich, but pale in comparison to the size of our territories. The northern nobles’ land are very different. This mountain is probably equal to five Kyles.”
Lynn felt the air brush past his body and felt satisfaction run through his mind.
“The climate here is cool, but in a comfortable way.”
“Yes, the climate is suitable for living, and farming is also quite good. It was originally bountiful land, but there are many monsters on the mountain along with ordinary beasts. Because of this, it is difficult to survive and was long abandoned.”
Lucy was actually not satisfied with this territory at all. Her mother clearly had better territory to give Lynn, and as his fiancee she wished that Lynn could get the best things. Lynn, however, was very satisfied with the land. This territory is perfect! The bigger it is, the better! Using my search skills along with the territory will reap the best benefits.
Lynn could slowly collect all the valuable items on the mountain for his own use! After reaching his territory, Lynn got out of the carriage and met with Buno. Together, they looked at the civilians in front of them. Both of them were surprised at the sight. There were only a hundred people in the whole village, and they were all dressed in worn out clothing with poor complexions. The cause was most likely malnutrition. Once they saw Lynn, every one of them kneeled before Lynn.
“Welcome, my Lord,” says the foremost villager.
“Stand up. I wish to clean up my residence. Whoever is familiar with the building, go to my house,” said Lynn casually.
“The old man is familiar,” a villager points out.
“What is your name?” Lynn asks the old man.
“Name? My name is… Bark.”
The name sounds funny and strange to Lynn. Where Lynn used to live, everyone had a name. If they did not, they would not be able to register with the local authority. But here, in the savage land, only the wealthy commoners and noblemen used their names. The people in similar villages as this one tended not to use their names for their entire lifetimes. Usually, they used the different articles that could be found in nature as their first name.
“Well, come follow me later on.”
Once Lynn finished speaking, he dispersed the civilians. Lynn looked around the village, and noticed that the village was surrounded by stone walls. For this village to have fortifications was amazing in itself. This showed that the people here were not lazy, at the very least, but the village being impoverished and very small were its drawbacks.
The place was also very backwards, as evident by how the road was made out of mud and the feces that could be seen everywhere. The Lord’s Castle was also pitifully small and decrepit, as it only had two floors and was very old. However, it was the only bluestone building in the village. All things considered, right now Lynn was the most powerful and rich person in the village. Lynn was not happy with the way the village was handled in the past.
After entering the castle, though, Lynn was relieved. Although the building looked dilapidated, the bluestone bricks were rugged and the decorations inside the castle were complete. Lynn toured around the building entering the first floor lobby, the kitchen, the servants’ room, and finally the warehouse. Lynn also noticed that there were three large rooms on the second floor, consisting of a study room, a bedroom, and a storage room.
Lynn asked a villager to clean up the building for a while as he brought the fireplace to life. Almost instantly, the humidity and cold heated to a comfortable temperature.
“I am okay with this place, but I am unsure about you and I do not want to do wrong by you. Have you ever lived in such a broken down place?” Lynn asked Lucy.
People who have made great items did not care about details such as these, but Lucy was different. She was spoiled ever since she was born. Lynn was afraid she would not be used to it. However, Lucy was of a different mind.
“Since you are here, I have not been wronged. Rather, I am happy to finally no longer leave your side at night.”
Lynn smiled at her words. This is when Bark came over and began to converse with Lynn En in fear. After conversing with Bark, Lynn understood the situation of the territory. It was fifteen acres of arable land, and for a village it was an alright amount. Yet, the yield per square meter1 was very small.
Instead of planting wheat, the villagers planted a kind of rye that was suitable for cultivation in this colder area. The yield was about three hundred kilograms2 per square meter in a year. This was due to the rye having only one harvestable season.
With the amount of people in the village, they only have a little more than four thousand catties of grain a year. The villagers have to rely on hunting in order to continue to feed themselves.
However, the death rate from hunting was very high. At the foot of the mountain, silver wolves often lingered around the area. Also, since the location of the town was so remote, caravans did not travel over here. The cultivation of vegetables solely depended on the small fields given to each family to farm. Needless to say, life was very difficult. After Lynn got to know about Bark and the territory, he went searching for Buno and found him.
“Bring your weapons, and call five people. Have them follow me to the foot of the mountain,” orders Lynn.
“Yes, Master Lynn,” replies Buno.
“Call me Lord Lynn.”
“Yes, Lord Lynn,” Buno laughed.
As a good friend of Lynn’s mother, Buno loved Lynn from the bottom of his heart and protected Lynn for ten years. Lynn took the people that Buno called and set out for the foot of the mountain. It’s getting a bit late, Lynn noted. He suddenly heard the howl of a wolf off in the distance.
Lynn was a little prepared for battle as he wore a full set of armor. The most favored set of armor in the Holy Continent was the heavy armor which was good in defense. Although, Lynn found it inconvenient as it hindered mobility. Nonetheless, he was wearing it now since it would shield him from the wolves.
Lynn led his people over to the direction of the howl and saw a silver-haired wolf pack sprawled about the rocky terrain. The wolves also spotted Lynn and his entourage, and quickly gathered in formation. They bared their teeth at the humans, and looked at them as their dinner.
Lynn rushed at the wolves, using the physical strength that he had gained from tens years of training. He only wished he had not failed at mastering magic, though. Today, Lynn will catch a wolf! They were taken aback by Lynn’s charge, as they had not thought that a human would initiate the attack. Lynn took advantage of their shock and strangled a wolf, causing both of them to roll in the grass underneath them. At that instant, Lynn felt that he could use a skill.
“Evolution!” Lynn shouted.
He used the points that were awarded by the system earlier, and the Silver Wolf’s body underwent a tremendous change in an instant. In the blink of an eye, it had become stronger and gained human characteristics! Lynn spent another ten system points and the wolf underwent more transformations. It had grown human hands and feet, along with a more human like face. Yet, it still retained the appearance of a wolf. There was still hair on its body, but it could stand up and walk. Even though it could not speak, Lynn felt that it had absolute loyalty to him!
“Go, catch the other four Silver Wolves!”
Lynn instantly gave up continuing to evolve the Silver Wolf further. Although he wanted to continue to make it stronger, Lynn needed more troops in his army! With a sizable amount of soldiers, he would be able to sweep the mountain for resources.
The half wolf obediently executed Lynn’s order. The villagers who were still fighting the Silver Wolves were terrified when they saw the half wolf charged towards them, and they tried to resist it. However, the half wolf ignored them and caught two of the other wolves and brought them to Lynn.
After a while, Lynn successfully evolved two more wolves and added them to his army. The other Silver Wolves were scared and tried to run away, but they were still caught and evolved into loyal soldiers. As Lynn was in the grass evolving the wolves, he had successfully transformed five half-wolf men. He would call them the Silver Wolf Legion! They were the first army that he had, which could take on fifty humans due to their combat power that far outdid humans’ strength!
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