I’m being gently rocked in a carriage on my way to the Baron
Canaan territory. I’m going to see Dekose Canaan.
I’ve become a Viscount, so I must manage a territory.
Of the former bureaucrats of the Baron Riggsby family, I ended up
keeping around half. Nearly all of the ones I kept were working in the
annex building, very few were from the main building.
Those in the main building feared retribution from me, and when you consider
how many of them got violent at me in the past…
It was a smart idea to flee.
I let most of the corrupt officials escape, except for a
specific person. That man was fraudulently collecting money at the
behest of the Riggsby family, and fled as soon as I was appointed
to lead the territory. Well, he attempted to flee. He was quickly captured
and is now rotting in prison.
The militia roster for the territory was drastically reduced after many of
the former members were caught up in the recent rebellion. I’ve
been recruiting actively, but the numbers are still insufficient.
Most of all, I have far too few officers. The situation is so bad that
I’m looking for retirees to lure back in for a few years. All in order to buy time to
train up a new set of officers.
Canaan Territory, Capital City Tonil
The Barony of Canaan is located in the Southern area of the Kingdom and
the economy is based on the abundant agricultural lands. The capital of
Tonil has many residents and wagons carrying harvested products are
everywhere. The town is bursting with energy.
The center of the town is the mansion of the Canaan family. My carriage
stops in front of the gate, which allows entrance past the two meter tall wall
that surrounds the mansion.
A middle-aged gatekeeper calls out to the coachman who answers him and
the gate opens.
I open up a small window in the carriage.
“Hi Charlie, it’s been a long time.” Pat
“Patrick? Oh, my! Patrick has come to visit! I heard about you from my
wife. You’ve come up a lot in the world!” Gatekeeper
The slender blonde-haired, blue-eyed man who serves as gatekeeper looks like I
made his day.
“Yeah, thanks. Tomorrow, do you think we could do some training like you
used to?” Pat
“I’ve missed you so much!” Gatekeeper
I had a pretty gentle expression after getting to see a familiar face.