88. Osria preparing for destruction and the Eastern Continent in chaos (2)
Iron, who returned to the center, headed straight for the Governor-General.
“See you, Commander-in-Chief!”
“… … okay.”
I felt it at the warp gate, but it was burdensome just to look at the eyes where the respect for the iron was dripping down.
Iron’s achievements of being a hero of the continent and completely occupying even the desert area were enough to build up their respect for them and even their piety.
If it was announced that Iron would become emperor right now, anyone would support it.
Iron arrived at the governor’s office amid their excessive interest and headed straight to the governor’s office.
“You have been contacted.”
Governor Chevera looked at the iron with a serious expression on his face.
It meant that the situation was serious enough to greet him with a firm face, who always greeted him with a bright smile.
“Is the Eastern Continent still hostile to us?”
At Iron’s question, Governor Chevera said with a troubled expression.
“Maybe already… … .”
“… … Yes. There will likely be some who have fallen into the sway of the demons.”
When Iron couldn’t finish his speech, Governor Chevera nodded as if he had guessed and continued.
Unlike Austria, the eastern continent did not end with human victory.
So I had no idea how it was going to go in the future.
Because it did not become the realm of the gods, it would face destruction in a completely different way from the continent of Osria.
“Anyway, hostile relations with the eastern continent are scheduled, so it doesn’t matter much, right?”
At Governor Chevera’s words, Iron let out a small sigh.
“If a demon, a hell-devil or other corrupted beings devour the eastern continent, it can be a very tough fight.”
“Restrictions… … Is it because?”
“… … Yes.”
At Iron’s words, Governor Chevera also had a serious expression on his face.
Corrupted beings crossing over to the continent of Osria are restricted.
But what about the eastern continent?
“Since it is said that the whole world is blocked by the dimensional shop, it is clear that the power will be limited to some extent… … .”
Even as Iron said that, he couldn’t shake his anxiety.
“If you made an alliance or a contract equivalent to that of a demon or a devil… … .”
“At least for them, there’s a good chance the system won’t work.”
“Perhaps if the Hell-Ear eats the eastern continent, it will almost certainly be.”
At Governor Chevera’s words, Iron said confidently.
The governor then recognized the seriousness of the situation.
“Than you think… … It’s serious. But now, to go to war with the eastern continent… … .”
“It’s not good.”
The governor nodded at Iron’s words.
As he said, war was impossible.
“Recently, there has been rapid progress in all parts of the empire.”
The report brought by Governor Chevera revealed the current state of the empire.
The graph with all parts turned to the right showed how fast the empire was developing.
What if the rewards of the dimensional shop were added in such a situation?
“When will the temple of the three goddesses be completed?”
“It will be finished soon. Still, reports have come in that the builders have been given quests.”
At Iron’s question, Governor Chevera smiled and said.
If the already rapidly developing empire was added to the rewards of the dimension shop, the development would be accelerated even more.
From the perspective of the empire, now was the most important moment to prepare for destruction.
“after… … I’m going crazy.”
Iron put on an annoyed expression on his face.
“Should I go to the eastern continent? … .”
“It’s not possible!”
Governor Chevera said immediately at Iron’s murmur.
The governor emphasizes once again.
Iron’s status in the current Empire was not just that of a grand master or a war hero.
It was the core of the empire itself.
If the iron went wrong, the chaos could not be filled by Governor Chevera or others.
So, if Iron wanted to go to the East Continent alone, he had to hold on to his pants and dry it.
“… … Let’s talk with the Eastern Commander first.”
Iron, who returned to the general headquarters after confirming that he would not go to the governor, who looked at him unconditionally, began a meeting with the commander of the East.
The Eastern Command, which made an agreement with the mermaids, was rapidly expanding its territory recently, and the military was also rapidly expanding.
In preparation for the fight against the eastern continent in the future, the military is expanding the size of the military in advance.
We got permission from the center, and we got a lot of support, so we expanded without hesitation.
nevertheless it was lacking.
“It’s impossible to reach the eastern continent.”
-… … Yes. Right now, it seems like it would be too tight just to prepare for destruction.
At the report of the Eastern Commander, Iron sighed with a confused expression.
In the end, time passed without being able to do this or that.
[Completion of the temple for the three goddesses of fate!]
[Innovative technologies pouring out from the central temple! Leading the Empire to a higher level!]
[The level of all wizards in the Empire has been raised to a higher level due to ancient magic!]
[All weapons are strengthened regardless of land, sea, and air by applying advanced technology!]
About two months later, items with the technology applied from the temple that were built in a hurry were pouring out from all over the empire.
“Not enough time!”
“Ah! I want to apply this technique… … I don’t have much time!”
Ancient magic, magic engineering, and science and technology, which were not even at the beginning of the current technology, were piled up.
The problem is that it is modern people who apply this, but there is no time.
There was only a little over a month left until the destruction.
Even now, in the temple, all kinds of techniques were passed on to the system window or items, but most of them were not applied.
Nevertheless, the empire was developing rapidly.
All the gates on the continent of Osria were found and prepared.
“It would have been terrible if it hadn’t been cut in half.”
Although the gate was reduced by half as a reward from the dimensional shop, and the entire army of the Empire was turned to defend the gate, it was tight.
If Iron did not receive rewards from the Dimension Shop or had little activity, the result would have been terrible.
“I’m really happy.”
Everyone nodded at the words of one soldier.
I once again felt grateful that it was all thanks to the iron.
The military became more comfortable thanks to reducing the number of gates,
Scholars who have learned about future technologies,
Even the wizards who learned about ancient magic,
The workshop where I learned advanced magic engineering,
Many of the Empire’s people who benefited from it also expressed their gratitude for Iron’s presence in the Empire.
However, at this moment when everyone was thankful for Iron, Folden, who actually assists Iron, was treating such Iron with an unfeeling expression.
“You have to do this.”
Folden staggered over and handed Iron a mountain of papers.
“… … okay.”
Almost like a zombie, Iron came to the training room and talked to me, so I couldn’t resist, so I worked on the spot.
‘Ummm… … I suddenly remember that time.’
As I looked at Folden staring blankly at me like a zombie, I remembered the time I had just returned from the desert.
After Iron left for the desert, Folden, who was almost killed by work, smiled brightly at the return of Iron.
However, when I heard the circumstances and said that I had to practice again, I remembered looking at the iron with such a vicious expression that the ears of hell told me to go away.
At that time, the emotion of anger seemed to remain, but now there is no expression on it.
They just work silently with a blank expression like a machine.
As if the soul had run away… … .
That’s why Iron couldn’t resist the pile of work that Folden sometimes brought.
“driving me crazy.”
What Iron sees now are all important reports.
There were reports from each command and reports on cooperation between the military, but there were three major reports.
[New Weapon Development Report]
[Gate related report]
[Military Reorganization Work Report]
None of them were as unimportant as Folden put them on top, but the irons were something that I personally took a little more care of.
It was a report related to the eastern continent.
The Eastern Command recently expanded the reconnaissance area to the waters near the eastern continent with the help of the mermaid tribe, and as a result, it was possible to receive a more in-depth report on the eastern continent.
“this… … If I go, I think Folden will kill me… … .”
[Report on reconnaissance of sea areas near the eastern continent – Expansion of contaminated areas]
Seeing the report from Eastern Command, Iron put on a serious expression.
“Expand contaminated areas… … . Did the devil or hell-ears start territorialization?”
Iron put a serious expression on his face as he thought of what had happened in the desert area.
Then Folden, who had been dazed, said to Iron.
“If you’re going, take me with you.”
Iron’s eyes widened at Folden’s words.
It was because Folden’s eyes, which he thought had been distracting his mind, returned again.
“Aren’t you planning to go to the eastern continent?”
Iron shook his head at Folden’s words.
“It’s not the eastern continent… … I’m thinking of going to the halfway point.”
“You’re talking about the Mallorca Islands too.”
He was well aware of what Folden had seen once before reporting to Iron.
Like the black earth in the desert area, it was seriously polluted.
The concentration of pollution was so high that even the mermaids living in the sea would not be able to access it easily.
Iron, who had already received information from the eastern continent, wanted to check it out at least once.
“It’s not serious at all.”
“Are you seeing it because of the devil or hell-ears?”
“okay. According to the intelligence, these areas are increasing all over the eastern continent. We need to check whether this is because of a simple gate or a demon.”
Folden nodded slightly at Iron’s words.
“I will assist you.”
Iron remained at Folden’s words, so I wanted to ask him to take care of his business, but he swallowed the words that filled his throat again.
It was because if I had said that here, Folden would have pulled out his sword and rushed at him.
“I will prepare the airship.”
Iron nodded at Folden’s words.
Originally, he would have ridden a divine beast, but the current Iron did not have a single divine beast.
He can fly himself, but using his power is a very cumbersome task, so he calmly boarded the airship that Folden had prepared.
“I can’t help it.”
Polden sighed in response to Iron’s words.
The news that the commander-in-chief was moving moved an air fleet to guard him.
Even when entering the territory of the Eastern Army, a unit directly drawn from the Eastern Command was also with them.
Upon arriving at sea, part of the fleet moved along with Iron’s air fleet.
“No need to… … to this far?”
“There is nothing we can do about it because we are going to a dangerous area and not anywhere else. Besides, there is no god.”
Iron looked at him with a puzzled expression at Folden’s words.
“Are you counting without it?”
“I know. But if there is such a thing… … I can’t help it.”
From the military’s point of view, there is such a thing as ‘just in case’, so I wanted to rule out the risk that there might be when the iron is the weakest.
That’s why this kind of overprotection came out.
In any case, the first thing Iron did when he arrived in the danger zone with a large number of air and sea fleets by the military was to use his divine power.
As a huge swarm of lights swirled around a few small islands, the corrupted auras were slowly dissipating.
At that moment, an aura familiar to Iron began to radiate out.
“Are you the devil?”
Iron frowned at Folden’s question.
The worst thing he thought had happened.
“There is still time until destruction… … .”
As Folden said, there is still time until destruction.
But in Iron’s eyes, the destruction had already begun.
Just as they did before a full-fledged war, the forces following destruction started a search war to eat this world.
And the starting point was the eastern continent.