Chapter 507: Military Parade 3
After all the preparations were done, the day of New Year Military Parade had finally come.
With enough public news given in advance, quite a lot of people had come to Brandon.
Local nobles who weren't invited, as well as the common people who could afford, swarmed to the place.
And starting with various kinds of Gigants, the knights, the elite men, and the military in its full capacity was a rare sight unless one was in a senior position in the military.
Therefore, people gathered in the square to look at all the strong men in their nation.
"Majesty, all the preparations are done."
At the end of the messenger's words, Luke got up.
"Then, we need to start."
"Yes, Your Majesty."
The two men left the king's office and caught up with the guards who were all dressed up.
Their suits were specially tailored for the event, and it was an apparel that focused on fashion than on one's activity.
"How many of our invited men came?"
At the question from Luke, Hans answered, "It is safe to think that most of them came."
For the parade, Luke had sent various invitations to major nobles of various kingdoms along with the domestic lords.
The Military Parade was being conducted with a huge cost, and it rarely happened due to how expensive it was, so many nobles were curious and responded to the invitation.
"We haven't counted them, but we estimate that there are over 400,000 men."
The past year, around 200,000 people had gathered from across the nation to celebrate the king's coronation and the kingdom's founding.
It could be seen that the expectations of the people were high from the number of people gathered.
In the grounds of the Royal Palace, it could be seen that the Knights and Gigants belonging to the 1st and 5th squad were lined up.
There were specifically crafted Gigants for the Military Parade.
And behind the Gigant, each unit's knights and soldiers stood in their position wearing colorful armors.
The commanders ordered their men.
"Huhuhu. Should I summon my Gigant?"
Luke summoned Avenger from his subspace bracelet.
When Luke's Gigant suddenly made an appearance, all the soldiers were focused on it.
It was because the size and appearance of Avenger was overwhelming compared to the other Gigants.
With a cloak embroidered on its silver glove and a silver thread hanging from the back of its neck, it was like seeing a giant warrior from the legends.
"Then, let's start the parade!"
When Luke gave orders from his Gigant, the military band that was waiting ahead began to play at once.
With the sound of trumpets, a playful marching song began to be played and the flags with the symbols of the Royal family began to move out with the units.
Luke moved with Avenger as well.
For the parade, the main gates of the Royal Palace were specifically remodeled for Gigants over 10 meters tall, so they could move out freely.
"That is His Majesty's exclusive Gigant!"
People began to cheer once Avenger came out with the king's symbol on its breastplate.
For normal people who had no titles, Luke was a popular being.
It was because he abolished the taxes that the nobles placed on them and halved the taxes imposed on the farmland and the population.