I’m enduring some physical pain in the carriage on my way out of the Canaan
“Those two are just too energetic, in every sense.” Pat
Of the four people I trained with, there were two that were particularly hard
on me. I had a good match with Uncle Trolla and I managed a win once against
Dekose, but I was no match for the gatekeeper Charlie and the butler Paul.
I was beaten to a pulp.
They’re both speed type attackers, so anytime I try to move, they’ve already
started a counterattack. Charlie’s spear handling is nothing short of genius and Paul
swings a two-handed sword like it’s nothing.
“I know I wasn’t fast enough, I’ll have to do more training when I get
back. But I secured some important personnel.” Pat
My purpose was not just a visit, but mainly to secure human resources for my
territory. There are vacant positions in the nascent Snake family I had to
fill as soon as possible.
Paul’s nephew Santino, a 35-year-old who was working for the Canaan family, will
hopefully become my butler in the territory. My Chief Maid will be Lina, who had previously
served my mother as her personal maid. She’s bringing along her daughter
as well, so I’ve got two trustworthy maids.
Several members of the Canaan family
will transfer temporarily to help build out my territory’s militia.
Will I ever understand the Canaan family?
My territory prospects have improved with this visit, I’m feeling better even if
my muscles are aching.