The party is over, so I can finally get back to normalcy.
Well, not quite.
When I’m staying in the Royal Capital, every day that I don’t spend with the military, I
spend with visitors.
The most common one is Sonaris, she wants to hear about my fighting style to
use as a reference for designing my armor. The next most common visitor is
someone from the Canaan family; sometimes it’s Uncle Trolla, other times it’s
Aisha or Dekose.
The third most common was the Dixon family, usually Kevin Dixon. It seems he
wants to join the Kingdom Army, but he’s too young. So he comes to ask me about
training and to get some training in. He’s going back to the Dixon territory
soon it seems.
While no one house visits often, nobles coming for trade talks are very common.
When they want a bath like mine, I will introduce them to one of several
craftsmen that can do the work. As for liquor, there were many houses requesting
them, so I ended up setting limits according to the title ranking.
The Snake territory is becoming even more powerful in terms of logistics. As
more merchants open branches or relocate to the Snake territory, our inns and
entertainment districts expand. This does mean security is more expensive, but
the rise in tax revenue has exceeded the security cost increase.
The real issue I’m dealing with is suspicious people spying on my Royal Capital
Some just peek in or watch from a distance, but the foolhardy try to climb over
the fence. They’re immediately seized by the guards, obviously.
Under interrogation, they all claim the goal is to discover the method for
making the new types of alcohol I’m selling. One big difference in the patent
system versus Earth’s patent system is that I don’t need to disclose my method when
I receive a patent here. So only some well-paid craftsmen and I know enough about
the methods to reproduce the products.
It seems my territory is also dealing with a plague of suspicious people as well.
“I’ll need to make a clean sweep the next time I’m in the territory.” Pat
One of my servants had a grimace after seeing me quip about cleaning up the