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Chapter 316 - Gigant Development 5

Emperor of Steel
     Chapter 316: Gigant Development 5

    "Master, Henry has just sent a quick list and works from the Hydra, urgently!"

    "Urgently?"

    Sebastian handed Luke the message he had received from Henry.

    Luke, who read the full information with a serious expression, soon smiled.

    "The nobles have asked for a hearing? They must have noticed the intervention of the Imperial in the civil war of the Holy Empire."

    Moreover, it said that they had a strong witness.

    And according to Henry, it was likely to be sooner or later for Hydra to be ordered to assassinate the witness.

    ‘Being a witness… did the Aslan who appeared here wasn't a fake one but the real one?'

    From Luke's point of view, no situation was unfortunate.

    It was a great way for the nobles to go and put pressure on the Emperor.

    Luke was still under concern on when he was supposed to use the evidence that he had secured in the Konrad kingdom to encourage the nobles.

    "Master, what are we to do?"

    "For now, the order I gave about taking down the lower-ranked commanders and the Expert knights of the Central Army. And, sooner or later I will head there, till then…"

    Luke gave detailed instructions to Sebastian.

    He kept tapping his finger thinking if the idea was a good one or not.

    ‘Huh. Both the factions will be able to fight with a lot of reliability.'

    Three years ago, Luke failed to initiate a fight between the nobles and the emperor.

    At that moment of extreme situations, the Emperor made concessions and great compromises.

    ‘This time, I need to make sure to clearly divide both the factions from not letting that happen.'

    With a sneaky smile, Luke sent out instructions along with the ones he remembered.

    Shortly after, Sebastian went out taking all his orders, Luke called for Hudson, the head of Argos, the Information Organization of Rakan.

    "The noblemen have just filed a hearing, are you aware of that?" Asked Luke.

    "Something like that, I was just about to report it to the Lord. How did Lord come to know…?"

    "That is because I have a separate source of information."

    Luke didn't reveal the fact that he knew someone from Hydra and the Imperial Intelligence agency. To explain about that, he would have to give out the information about his demons, which could turn troublesome.

    Which was why he gave out a rough answer, but Hudson didn't seem to find it suspicious.

    ‘Did he use the other Information guilds? Maybe the one through the Holy Empire…'

    Hudson realized that the second one's possibility was higher due to Luke's close relationship with Pope, Reina.

    No, without any confusion he was definite about it.

    "Well, because of that, the merchants of the nation are busy. With the purchases of grains, food, salt, iron and magic stones, and other strategic items, the prices are hitting the sky."

    "Are they expecting a civil war to happen?" Asked Luke.

    "Yes. Because of that people are very flustered."

    Food and salt are very important items of everyday life."

    Moreover, thanks to the war items, the other product prices were jumping high too.

    "We don't care if they fight or not, but we will have to manage our strategic supplies well, just in case, for the estates' suture." Advised Hudson.

    "Well, I understand what the Lord is talking about. I'd like to discuss this matter with other retainers and our new financial officer, Bentley."

    Even if the noblemen failed to put pressure on the Emperor at the hearing, the relationship between the two sides would still take an irreversible blow.

    If not, Luke would take an aggressive route.