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Chapter 81 - Victory Celebration Party 1

Emperor of Steel
     A glowing evening.

    Bright and cheerful music could be heard from the permanent residence of Lamer. It was because the banquet was being held in the hall of the residence, which had been just recently repaired.

    The banquet was held in order to honor the triumph of the Battle of Territory which had happened a month ago.

    The nobles, the knights, merchants, scholars, priests and so on.

    People from all the walks of life attended the banquet, dressed in elegant and colorful clothing.

    Among them were the retainers of Rakan estates, and many of the people who served Count Monarch in the past.

    The common things the people who had come were, none of them had a good relationship with the Count, they never cooperated nor were they friendly, which was why they extended their hand to the Rakan Viscount who won the war.

    "I am seeing you after a long time, Mrs. Baron. Did your husband suffer because of that pig of a count that we had?"

    "Hohoho, that man should be in jail, rotting while eating soybean soup. By the way, how is your business? I heard that you moved to the southern side to continue the business?"

    "Only temporary, we just moved to the headquarters on the port side, on the south island…"

    People who were meeting others after a long time were greeting each other, some were making new acquaintances.

    Among them, the nobles who were under Count Monarch were struggling to talk with Rakan's retainers.

    In particular, the efforts of the nobles, the Baron who received their manors back, were having tears in their eyes.

    "Mr. Dixon. Is it true that young Lord Luke plans to sell some of the lands of the Count's territory?"

    "It was told like that. Honestly, it is too much for us to manage, the Count is huge."

    Dixon's words made the heads of all the nobles turn in his direction.

    If the estate was being sold over, they could aim for being the 1st.

    Not having the entire estate was the same as not being a lord.

    Even with the title of Baron, the baron called as Emperor and the Baron called as Prince still had a difference, and they were treated completely different.

    The Emperor of Baron would be similar to a subordinate of the Lord, and the prince would become someone like a knight.

    So the latter one didn't have the right to ask the Emperor for his plans when the actual lord of the land had been defeated, there was no guarantee of the estate handovers.

    "Well, then wouldn't the Lord had his ring, that is needed for the notarization of selling the lands? The ring of Count Monarch would be with him as he ran away…"

    "The ring of the Count had been found in the bedroom. So, there is no problem."

    The fact was, the ring had been taken away from the dead body of the Count, however, Dixon had no idea about it.

    The death of Count Monarch was a secret that only a few along with Luke, Rogers, and others knew.

    And as Dixon had stated that nothing was wrong with the notary, the nobles couldn't help but cry.

    "Uh, how can that be? Our family had become retainers to the Count because of the ancestor's ties to him, not because we favored the count in any way."

    "Well, the decision will be taken by the young Lord."

    "Uhm…"

    "I can't believe it but, I am going to send my eldest son to the Rakan estate. His skills in fencing aren't that great, but he has studied military education and Emperor affairs. Take him and train him yourself."

    There were numerous pleas occurring all over the banquet hall.

    There was no reason for them to oppose Luke, who had the Lord's ring, which stated that he was the master in the war, and he owns the entire region of the Count, and they didn't have the strength or the Gigants to rebel against Rakan, who just received the power of the Count.

    Watching the scene, Knight Rogers smiled.

    ‘The young Lord would probably do something very unexpected.'

    It wasn't necessary to sell the territory belonging to the Count if people only cooperated with the young Lord.

    The reason he wanted to sell the territory came from the thought that they wouldn't be able to manage if a rebellion broke out.

    ‘But there won't be a situation where we won't sell one land either.'