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A few days after my talk with Shin.
It was the day we were to meet with our new candidates.
Since the end of the war, we had sent out a notice to the town of Canale, Lamberk, Torrequista, Khmer, and other places to recruit personnel.
The meeting with the human resources will be held today, and the next audience would be held in three days.
We had been recruiting several times before, so we thought we wouldn’t get that many volunteers, but the number of people was unexpectedly large. There were about five hundred people.
Apparently, the reason for this was that the fame of me and my vassals had risen dramatically after our great victory in the battle against the Sights.
Various talents not only from within Canale County but also from other Messiaen counties had come to hear that there was a capable lord in Canale County.
The fact that there were people who had lost their jobs due to the civil war and turmoil in Messiaen could also be cited as a reason.
It was a good thing that so many people had gathered.
However, there is a limit to the number of people who can be appraised in one day.
We can’t appraise this many people.
We had no choice but to limit the number of people we could appraise to about one hundred and fifty. Originally, we should have done it on a first-come, first-served basis, but since we didn’t expect this many people to show up, we didn’t know who came first.
Next time, we’ll do it on a first-come, first-served basis, and appraise the first 150 people who arrive.
We invited the aspiring vassals into the castle and appraised them one by one.
In the past, Canale didn’t have much money to spare, so they had to limit the number of people they recruited, but now they had a little more to spare.
The amount of money we received from Clan-sama and the fact that the economy has improved since the end of the war, so we can expect a rise in tax revenue.
Also, I managed to convert some of the ether that I had stocked up on for the war, as well as the ether that I had stolen from the enemy, into gold coins by selling them.
The decision was that there would be no war for a while, so it would be okay.
For now, our priority is not to prepare for war but to use the money to secure excellent human resources and for development.
Incidentally, it was Ritsu who proposed this idea to me. I only gave my permission.
Of course, I didn’t sell everything out completely. There was a minimum amount left.
The amount of ether we stole was surprisingly large, and we had a good amount left over.
We have enough money to secure personnel.
I’m going to hire people whose average status (Maximum Potential) should be over 65, people with at least one status with a Maximum Potential of 80 or higher, and I’ll also consider their aptitude. If they have at least an aptitude with an A, they are basically hired, and if they have a B or higher in magical aptitude, they are hired.
With the appraisal skill, you can also check the place of origin and family structure, so make sure that you do not lie about it. Those who lie are basically suspicious, so I won’t let them lie.
In addition, it is possible to appraise what they think of the person they will be serving using the appraisal skill.
If they are already serving someone, there is a high possibility that they are spies, so we will not hire them no matter what their abilities are.
If they were working for someone outside of Messiaen, such as the Sights Province, we would have to capture them and make them tell us their intentions. Well, that is if they come.
I quickly appraised the one hundred and fifty people one by one.
Of course, it was not so easy to find people who met the requirements.
After the appraisal, I noticed that the number of women had increased since the last time.
I wondered if word had gotten out that Musha had been hired.
However, even though the number of women had increased, the number of men was still overwhelmingly the same.
After appraising about fifty people, I found three people I wanted to hire.
All of them were male, and all of them excelled in military prowess. They didn’t have outstanding Bravery, but they could be expected to play an active role in the war.
I appraised the remaining 100 people. There were ten people in total that he wanted to hire.
There were no outstandingly talented people among the ten, but it would have helped to reinforce the human resources.
Three days later, the recruitment process was changed to a first-come, first-served basis.
I met with the first candidate.
A man of medium height and thin eyes was the first interviewee.
“Well, hello! Are you the mayor of Canale, Ars Louvent! Well, you’re still young, but you’re a great mayor. Oh, I’m Verge Samad. A fallen aristocrat from Paradise, that’s where I am from.” (Virg)
Even though I hadn’t asked him, he started blabbering on about his background. He seemed to be talking a lot.
It’s not every day that someone comes from a noble family.
I then appraised him.
Verge Samad – 23 years old – ♂
Infantry C Cavalry D Archer D
Magic Soldier D Fortification D Weapon D
His status was like this.
His political power was incredibly high.
His background was the same as I had heard earlier.
He didn’t seem to be lying.
“As you know, I’m Ars Louvent, Mayor of Canale. Please tell me why you volunteered.”
“My family has fallen into debt. When I was looking for a place to serve, I heard a rumor about the mayor of Canale, and I thought this was it. After my family’s downfall, I went to various places on the continent of Somerforce to look for a place to serve. I went to Paradise, Shoots, Sights, Lowfile, and the Imperial Capital. There were some differences in language, but I was able to get by with gestures. I know a lot of things, so if you hire me, I’m sure I’ll be quite useful.” (Verge)
He did some self-promotion.
He was a good speaker, and the way he inflected his words made me feel like a professional entertainer.
I wonder if this is the reason for his high political power. Well, I think he talks a little too much.
I thought it would be good if there were more people who could play the diplomatic role, so it might be a good thing if Verge, who is a good talker, becomes a vassal.
“So, are you hiring!?” (Verge)
He asked, leaning forward.
I’d like to hire him, but I’m not going to give him a decision right now.
I told him I would let him know later and started appraising the next person.
There were only a few people I could hire today, four including Verge.
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