Maintaining Order: A highly important responsibility of military personnel
Since Patrick is now a Second Lieutenant, he was assigned a company. Three
platoons of 10 soldiers each were gathered together to form his company. When
you include the ten person logistics unit, Patrick’s company reaches 40
people, plus Patrick himself for 41.
“Where do you think we would encounter issues when cleaning up the main road?” Pat
The platoon leaders are currently meeting with Patrick.
“What do you think, Wayne?” Pat
“Our biggest issue would be that bandit group, assuming there aren’t any abnormal
Bandits are outlaws who stake out the roads to attack the carriages of merchants
and rob them. Women and children are kidnapped while the men are killed in the
attacks. Recently, there’s supposedly a large group of more than 50 bandits that has
been raiding not just merchants but even aristocratic carriages.
In those cases, the captured aristocrats are held for ransom. The aristocratic
houses try to keep the situation secret, since, given the chance, the kingdom would take control
of the exchange in the hopes of capturing the bandits. Recently, a baron’s son
was kidnapped, and when the baron didn’t have the ransom money, he asked for
assistance from the kingdom.
When the bandits went to the ransom spot, they discovered the trap and escaped.
The next morning, the baron’s son’s head was sitting in the royal capital’s
square. Since then, the military has been attempting various operations to root
out and eliminate the bandit group, but it has all been for naught.
“What has the military done to investigate?” Pat
“It seems they will send a company to patrol along the road, so the bandits make
sure to stay hidden those days.” Wayne
“So they aren’t foolish.” Pat
“Why would they take on the Kingdom’s Army on when there is nothing to steal that’s
worth the cost?” Wayne
“Even if they take the weapons, it wouldn’t make up for the trouble.” Pat
We continue discussing the situation for a while.
“Then we will be carrying out this operation. Tomorrow we’ll prepare our supplies,
then we’ll leave early the next day. Make sure to get yourselves ready!” Pat
With those words, I ended the meeting. Each platoon leader starts on their assigned