The moment Aero arrives in the Palace, he was escorted by the officials of the Kingdom directing him to the Throne room.
They look at Aero with respect accorded to a great noble. The accomplishment he made has been spread across the continent
Aero of the East, equal to Zeus of the North, The King of Veva
Entering the room Aero walk respectfully but he was not lacking in charisma or dignity.
Aero has come before George to present his war report about what has happened during the war.
He arrived in front of the throne and he kneels like a normal subject of the King, without any pretension of nobility or pride.
This instead elicited more respect from the officials
'Your subject has come to report the victory of our men over the vile invaders of Vetten' Aero said, his voice is strong and full of conviction
'Advisor, could dispense with the formality' King George said smiling.
Not many people were accorded with such honors but if there is one person worthy to be accorded such respect than this person kneeling in front of King George certainly is worthy.
After all, if not for his help George would still be a powerless King controlled by the will of his officials and the nobles.
And Aero stood back up slowly since he heard none of the officials of the court objecting. King George smiles joyfully.
George has heard the story and read the report of course.
How Aero has managed to repel the invasion with a more inferior number of soldiers subverting the ideas that the people with more soldiers would undoubtedly wins.
In the duration of the war, he could not sleep peacefully and he has no appetite.
He almost had a heart attack when he heard Fort Elken was taken by Orcs and Aero retreated from Fort Vars.
Who would have thought everything was under the Strategist calculations. The Sage of Trethelm Lake has given him a talent that could give him the world.
If he does not cherish such talent he would be an idiot monarch.
He also heard how this weak looking advisor and strategist of his fought like a war god raging in the battlefield, lopping Vettenian soldiers head like a scythe razing weeds.
He also read about Aero smart tactics and strategy which fooled the enemies again and again.
George couldn't help but look at Aero proudly.
His eyes were full of admiration. Aero then presented his report not mentioning anything about what he did in the war.
Because he did not have to do so.
If he reported it now, it would look like he is bragging.
Everyone already knows what he did so there is no point of trying to emphasize it once again and attract the ire of the other officials of the court.
Then after explaining about the treaty with the Orcs and the matter with the conferment of state to Veranis, George just nodded.
He believes that Aero has done marvelously. By now, his trust towards his strategist has reached maximum level.
Not to mention after listening to Aero listing the benefits of the actions he takes, the King was even more confident in leaving many things to his advisor.
Aero has opened a new trade opportunities with the Orcs and because of the peace treaty people in the East border don't need to worry about Orcs raid anymore.
This is a great merit to the Kingdom and he should be rewarded handsomely for it.
The idea about the conferment of state is part of George and Aero grand plan. This close relationship between monarch and subordinate is rarely seen and something to be envied at.
The monarch trusts the subordinates and the subject loyally serve the monarch. But how many monarchs is able to do that?
The way King George treated Aero shows his intention and shows his affection.
It also sends a message to the great talents of the world. King George of Vanheim cherishes talent.
The plan of the conferment of state is borne by Aero and was approved by King George. This act would raise George prestige and declare his intent to rule.
Vanheim...wanted the Imperial Throne and it is announcing it to the world.
Thinking back of the past, it was truly a stroke of luck for George to meet Aero. Maybe the Gods still favor him.
"And that is all that I had to report, Your Grace' Aero finished
The King then declared
"You have helped me again Strategist Aero. My gratitude to you is eternal"
KINGDOM QUEST: THE INVASION OF ORCS
THE WAR ON TWO SIDES COMPLETE
You have succeeded in repelling the invasions from two sides.
Reward: Fame increased by 2500
: Reputation increased by 3000
: Contribution points 25,0000
: Honor points 500
: Opportunity to be a part of the nobility unlocked
: Gold 90000
: The permission to see The Secret Archive (will be rewarded at the victory ceremony)
: Friendship with the King maximum. Your words can change George reaction and your
words carry weight in George mind.
: All stat increased by 20
: You are respected and loved by the people of Vanheim. They will sing songs and write
poetry about your adventures.
You have leveled up!
You have leveled up!
You have leveled up!
Aero immediately smiles as he leveled up to 110. At least now, Aero felt it was not wrong to choose this quest.
His reputation points and contribution shot up at such a remarkable pace, even he couldn't believe it.
Aero check his citizen status
His citizen status right now is Lord, a noble of the kingdom. He now can be given a land to match his title.
But most importantly his stats increased again. It hardly increased even after all the intense fighting during the war.
Maybe after this Aero think he will have to rely more on quests to raise his stats.
"It is my honor to serve the crown" Aero said bowing a bit. King George shakes his head as he said
'This reward is not enough for such a meritorious achievement. You shall be rewarded in the victory ceremony two days from now."
The victory ceremony.
George has used a lot money for the victory ceremony to show to the people of Vanheim that their Kingdom is rising to become like their glorious past and might even surpassed it.
It is more than just a place to reward the meritorious subjects. It is to show the might of Vanheim and instill confidence in the hearts of the people.
Aero has also heard that many players from the surrounding Kingdoms started migrating to Vanheim after the war concluded.
Especially players from Vetten.
Their loss in this war was the last straw on the camel back. It snapped and everything turns to chaos.
Players from Vetten are coming in droves and register themselves as Vanheim citizen in many of Vanheim cities and state.
The King was about to end the session when Aero held up his hand.
Aero knows he needs to suggest a few policies to George to help him in his absence.
He will be in a foreign land after the victory ceremony ended so he needs to make sure Vanheim is strong before he leaves.
Wouldn't want Niovar to attack when he is gone.
It's not like he doesn't trust Bradheim to protect the Kingdom, but sometimes it better to be safe than sorry.
"Your Grace, may I speak?" Aero asked
"Yes Advisor Aero. What is it?"
"This subject have some suggestions for Your Grace. Do you want to listen?" The King sense that Aero is about to say something important then he nodded his head.
"Of course. What are Strategist Aero thoughts?" Aero has always good ideas for him.
It would be stupid of him not to listen.
"Alright then. First this subject would like Your Grace to set up a base at Silmar to construct a Fortress more sturdy than even Fort Vars" Aero said calmly.
Fort Vars after the explosion is barely standing. Arcturus, Marco and all the ministers in the court are shocked, because they realized what Aero intention is.
"But.. but to create a Fort like that will take about 2 years. And it's not like Vetten will just let us construct the Fort" one of the ministers offered their opinion
The other officials nodded
Aero only smirked. Then he offers his solution
"No, it would take only six months at most, if we distribute quest to Builders association and ask The Masons to provide you with workers."
Builders will be an important class at least after the war. Commissions for building house and ditch are common.
But the chance to build a Fort? Not many had the chance.
But Aero recognizes the need for the Builders to level up. The more builder's level up, the more advancement in the building can be made.
In Brave World the builders that are high levels and that can construct magnificent monuments or building are rare and few.
After this war and the war that is to come, Aero knows that the Builders will be looked upon differently by the players.
He could sense the trend of this world is changing.
"I doubt they could refuse if the order comes from the King itself "Aero continued. His face is still smiling and his eyes was clear.
Only one person inside the crowd understand where Aero is going with this,
"You. Are you thinking---" Marco was asking finally understanding what Aero is thinking. Aero smiles.
'Could it be…Strategist Aero target is…Vetten? The entire Vetten!?' the King said with a stutter like he couldn't believe what he just thought
This time the King felt a little shocked and at the same time excited. Aero smiles and nodded.
This time not only the King is shocked even the officials are shocked.
'This Strategist really have a big appetite' one of the officials whispers to one of his colleagues.
"Yes, Your Grace. By setting up a Fort in Silmar we can prepare to attack the Vetten Capital.'
'And what will that achieve?' An official asked
Smiling Aero answer, looking straight at the King challenging like the first time they met and said
"This humble subject intends to make Your Grace the ruler of this entire Eastern Continent."
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