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~3rd Person Perspective~
Sicily von Ernia, who broke up with Leon von Almarsh and took command alone.
She said with a tense look.
“My name is Major General Sicily von Ernia. I am the Commander of the Libra Division.” (Sicily)
Those who heard her words. The inhabitants of the city of Wagner and the private army of the Viscount of Wagner once again acknowledged Sicily.
“I have come to subdue the infested thieves in this city at the behest of His Majesty the King.” (Sicily)
Hearing these words, the residents of the city made noise. Sicily deals with it before the noise turns into turmoil.
“Of course, the bandits do not mean you residents. I consider you to be a volunteer army against oppression.” (Sicily)
“Thank you”, “I understand”, “I’m glad”, various voices said.
When Sicily confirmed this, she then turned to the Viscount.
“And the Viscounts and his private army, who are the target of the villagers’ wrath.” (Sicily)
They sweated cold bullets, but Sicily did not pursue them at this moment.
“I’m sure the residents and the Viscount have their differences, but for now, let’s settle our differences.” (Sicily)
Hearing the words, the Viscount seems to be relieved.
“…… I understand.” (Wagner)
“Thank you. By the way, I think the thief mentioned by the Royal Decree is Kerich.” (Sicily)
Sicily no longer called Kerich his brother at that moment.
“I’m sure Viscount Wagner wanted to bribe his way up the ladder, but I’m sure the bribe was small at first.” (Wagner)
“…………” The Viscount nods. Residents also agree.
“At first it was just a small increase in taxes, which we put up with for a while, but then the taxes rose to the point where we couldn’t pay them no matter how hard we tried.” (Villager)
“I’m sure. Even if we were to remove the Viscount, the next one that comes along will also have Kerich’s support. You will suffer even heavier taxes.” (Sicily)
“Do you mean there is no end?” (Villager)
Sicily slowly shakes her head.
“No, not at all. This negative cycle will be broken now. We will defeat the ‘Bandit’ Kerich, here and save everyone from being raked across the coals.” (Sicily)
The moment she calls her brother a bandit, the faces of the inhabitants brighten, and smiles bloomed from their faces.
A whisper of joy grew from those smiles.
“As expected, she is the Princess General of Salvation.” (Villagers)
“The Virtuous Princess.” (Villagers)
“Glory to the next Queen!” (Villagers)
Everyone can hear it.
Sicily seems to have won the hearts of the residents and the Viscount’s private army with her stellar speech.
“For the sake of the princess, we can fight against the strongest enemy forces.” (Inhabitants of Wagner)
“What are 10,000 soldiers! We are the princess’s personal army!” (Inhabitants of Wagner)
“By all means, please add us to the Libra Division.” (Inhabitants of Wagner)
In this way, Sicily united her consciousness with the inhabitants and prepared for their mightiest enemy, at this moment.
The Viscount’s mansion, which Sicily and the others were holed up, was already surrounded by enemy forces.
Sicily sees it from outside the window.
The number of enemy troops was 10,000, but I was accustomed to being surrounded by a large army. However, 10,000 soldiers were truly terrifying.
I almost sighed, but I suppress it, my ever-faithful maid spoke to me.
“… The speech was wonderful.” (Chloe)
“It’s not a speech. I just told the truth.” (Sicily)
“If so, the words of Your Highness is probably a magical language that touches the hearts of all.” (Chloe)
“You are exaggerating. I mean, I don’t think I’m able to beat even 10,000 soldiers.” (Sicily)
“Well, but I wonder if there is a chance of winning.” (Chloe)
“Of course, Leon von Almarsh doesn’t fight without a chance of winning, and neither does his master, Sicily von Ernia.” (Sicily)
“I see, you believe in Leon-sama.” (Chloe)
“Yes, Leon-sama will definitely come back. To save us.” (Sicily)
“It’s the same with Chloe, but for the time being, 400 people here have to defend against a large army of 10,000.” (Chloe)
As soon as she said that, there was a report from the Viscount.
“Princess! Princess Sicily! There’s an incoming force at the north gate.” (Soldier)
“OK, then send 100 soldiers.” (Sicily)
“100? Is that all right?” (Soldier)
“Yes. The enemy army will be watching and will not send their main force. Besides, the enemy troops should appear at the south gate in time.” (Sicily)
A few moments later, my prediction came true.
Chloe’s eyes blinked as she watched the scene.
“Does Your Highness have talent as a military strategist?” (Chloe)
I shook my head to her question.
“No way, I’m just a run of the mill commander.” (Sicily)
“Can a run of the mill commander accurately predict the movement of a huge enemy army?” (Chloe)
“There is a trick to that.” (Sicily)
I took out a letter from the neckline of my dress.
“That is?” (Chloe)
“This is a ‘Game Plan’ that Leon-sama entrusted to me.” (Sicily)
“Game Plan?” (Chloe)
“No, not just any Game Plan, but also a prediction. This letter details how the enemy army would move and what I should do.” (Sicily)
“Leon-sama is amazing. So far, the enemy army is moving without deviating from his prediction.” (Sicily)
“That’s great! With it, you can destroy the enemy army without Leon-sama.” (Chloe)
“That’s not possible, because what’s written on this letter is for only a week.” (Sicily)
“In other words, if Master Leon does not bring reinforcements from the capital within a week, or if there is no dramatic change in the battlefield, we are finished.” (Sicily)
“… Let’s fight hard so that it doesn’t happen, Your Highness.” (Chloe)
That said, I saw Chloe clasp her pocket watch.
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