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Chapter 135 - Attack of Volga Republic 2

Emperor of Steel
     Chapter 135: Attack of Volga Republic 2

    Count Naiman dug a trap in the woods 30 kilometers south of Torlot Fortress for ambushing the enemy army.

    If the Republic army managed to occupy the Torlot Fortress and marched forward, they were planning on defeating them.

    ‘Huhu, we can occupy the southern part of the Volga Republic.'

    In the beginning, Emperor Rudolf tried to create a moderate border dispute to kill Luke.

    But he changed his mind after thinking of a plan.

    He decided to get bigger gains while causing a tear.

    He decided that handling Luke would be a bonus.

    Emperor Rudolf was in strong favor of the Count. And the Count had been calling out for the invasion of the Volga Republic for quite some time.

    However, more than a week after being contacted that the Torlot Fortress was under attack, the Northern office couldn't see a single Volga soldier.

    When he had sent the scouts earlier, they had reported that the Republican forces were going hard on the Torlot Fortress.

    "These stupid people! Are they wandering around because they weren't able to capture the Fortress?"

    It had been confirmed that the Republic forces attacking the Torlot Fortress had 60,000 troops and a large number of Gigants and artillery.

    With just 3,000 troops and 10 Gigants, the Torlot Fortress wouldn't have a chance against their enemies.

    However, the situation didn't go according to his plan.

    ‘Did that Luke guy really manage to stop them…'

    Despite the desperate and difficult situation, the Torlot Fortress hadn't sent a messenger or any communication through magic for the past three days asking for assistance.

    Did he have enough confidence in defending his Fortress without help?

    Hearing the reports from the scouts, they stated that the Republic forces were exhausted.

    "Tch! Those Republicans, did they bring all the wrong people? Since I can't keep on waiting, should I order Luke to withdraw? Then the Republic forces will take over the Fortress and come all the way down here…"

    Count Naiman thought about how to approach the operation.

    "Commander! We have news!"

    A wizard rushed over to deliver news after receiving a report.

    The Volga Republic troops had emerged from the Castia mountains and attacked the west of Krom.

    "What? Shouldn't our enemies be in trouble if they come all the way here from Castia mountains?" Asked the Count.

    "I don't know sir. But if we don't send forces right away, the place might fall."

    At the words of the wizard, Count Naiman thought for a moment and immediately gave out his orders.

    "Tell the Lords in there to hold on for a few days. I'll run over and destroy the ones attacking the Torlot Fortress."

    The Castia mountain was rugged.

    Thus, Count Naiman thought that there wouldn't be a large number of Republic forces that could pass through the forest, and he thought that the troops would be dispersed.

    So he decided to hurry, he decided to take down the army that was attacking the Torlot Fortress.

    "Are you going to give up on the ambush? We might be able to save the Fortress if we move the troops right away, but we might not be able to carry the majesty's secret orders."

    Said the staff to the Count.

    "I can't do that."

    There would definitely be a chance to kill Luke Viscount later.

    However, if the invasion of the Northern lands happened, the empire would suffer a great deal of damage. They could be impeached.

    So he gave out the orders and had his army march toward the Torlot Fortress.

    However, when he arrived at the Fortress, the situation was different from what he had imagined.

    The large army of 60,000 enemies had disappeared, and the Fortress soldiers were collecting the enemy's weapons, which were buried near the river.