The mother in law gifts me a mountain for a new beginning - Chapter 48
- The mother in law gifts me a mountain for a new beginning
- Chapter 48 - The Strange Movements of Kyle City!
Chapter 48. The Strange Movements of Kyle City! Someone is Going to Attack Fenglin Village?
Lynn took out five gold coins from the pouch he received and rewarded them to his attendant. The person bowed in response to his kindness.
“Thank you, Lord Lynn. By the way, I have heard some news from the Magician’s Association located in Frost Maple City,” the attendant said
Lynn motioned for him to continue with his hand.
“Many of the northern nobles seem to be very interested in Maple Leaf City, and want to start a war against you before you succeed in building the wall.”
“Who was it? Did you get a name?”
The attendant shook his head.
“Master Theresa ordered that if they wanted to start a war against you, they would need to wait for the wall to be completed. If they still wanted to, though, she would impose sanctions on the challenging nobles. There should be no one who would dare to attack after her warning.”
Lynn nodded and became deep in thought. He was not afraid of anyone’s offensive as the legion did not need to defend the city. They would merely need to go outside with adequate armaments and crush the enemy. However, Theresa stepped forward for Lynn, so he would not betray her kindness and would follow her intentions. The attendant hesitated for a moment before speaking to Lynn.
“There is still some news from the Central region though…”
Lynn instantly understood the attendants words.
“Say it straight. There is news from Kyle City?”
The person nodded.
“I heard that Kyle City has begun to sell goods on a large scale in exchange for gold coins to buy potions. Linze must be unwilling to be defeated by you. It is said that he has been in private talks with other nobles and wishes to crush you through gold coins.”
“He has always been courageous,” Lynn said with a smile.
The attendant laughed at Lynn’s words even though he wanted a more serious conversation. No matter how much gold Linze had, it would not amount to the amount of potions Lynn had in his backyard. Lynn also had nearly 3,000 mana points, which meant that Linze’s provocation in Lynn’s view amounted to mere courage. Yet, after Lynn laughed he still felt something was amiss.
“Kyle City’s annual income is 8,000 gold coins, if I remember. Does that sound correct to you?” Lynn asked.
“Maybe more this year. I heard that Patriarch Kyle traveled past the sea once and robbed a city. He brought back with him a large number of refugees and a lot of money.”
“Three potions a day would reach the maximum effect of the potions, which in turn would cost two gold coins per day. If the family already has sufficient gold to make these purchases, why would they sell their goods in such a large quantity?”
The attendant also thought this was strange.
”The information from the Wizard’s Association should be true, but this is indeed against common sense.”
”The reason why I think this is counterintuitive is only because we do not know their true intentions. Patriarch Kyle is no fool. Do not underestimate the enemy.”
The attendant bowed to indicate that he has learned from Lynn’s wisdom. Lynn did not think too much about this, and found a different attendant. He gave the person the 445 gold coins and gave them an order.
”Go to Maple Leaf and give Rau the money to build the city wall post haste, and to buy some ferocious wolves. Blood Wolves or Silver Wolves are good choices.”
”Yes, my Lord.”
”Also, tell Rau to build a good relationship with the merchants and to keep the information about surrounding cities close to heart. Maybe someone will have an idea about taking Maple Leaf.”
The attendant was sent off, so Lynn went to see the iris flowers at his home. The weather was already cold and the air was foggy. Irises were not meant to thrive in this kind of weather, but the flowers were strong. The days became peaceful and the plants started to grow.
Lynn took the first flower and went back to his room. He then handed the flower to Lucy who was practicing meditation. She ate the flower in Lynn’s hand in one bite, and her white teeth grazed Lynn’s hand.
”Continue to meditate,” Lynn said. “I will go up to the mountain and urge them to speed up the forging.”
”I want to go too!” Lucy said while standing up.
Lynn thought about it for a while and decided to take her with him. When they arrived near the iron ore, they could smell the pungent smell of the iron being heated under high temperatures. Lynn took a closer look and saw that Hammer had cleared the nearby trees with the help of the half beasts.
A row of simple wooden houses had been built for a total of fifteen of them. They had two floors above and below the ground for every house. There was a batch of earthen furnaces drying in the sun, with ten people smelting the iron ore around them. Hammer was instructing the apprentices on how to master the temperature and how to take out the soft iron from the stove. Seeing Lynn walking over, Hammer quickly went to meet him. Lynn motioned for him to stop being so polite.
”How much iron can you produce in a day?” Lynn asked.
If he built an epee, one would be finished in three days time.
”War may come to us at any time. You have to speed up production,” Lynn instructed.
”It will be a little more. 600 pounds.”
”The forging production must also be sped up. The craftsmanship does not need to be very good. It just needs to be usable.”
Hammer nodded in understanding, so Lynn turned around again. Mining, smelting, and forging. These one hundred and fifty people have basically become proficient at their tasks, so their efficiency will only improve. The base had basically been completed. Lynn did not leave in a hurry, but instead took Lucy and some warriors to look around.
The plantations and smelting area should be separated since the smelting process would produce many harmful gases. Nearby plants would be affected, but fortunately the Maple Mountain Range was massive. In terms of size, the pollution from smelting would be quite small.
Lynn found a place with ample mana in the air and marked it on the map. This would be the place where magical plants would be planted as he intended to expand the agriculture to over 10,000 plants. However, after choosing a good place to start renovations Lynn did not rush to start. His population was still too small to begin construction.
After looking around the mountain, Lynn returned to the castle and spent two days in his land. Lynn had more than three half beast warriors that were rank five, and the attendant who was in charge of delivering the gold coins also came back in a hurry. He found Lynn in a rush.
”A town to the South of Fenglin Village, Kumori, seems to be mobilizing their legions with the intention of attacking the village.”
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