AGE OF ADVENTURE CHAPTER 30: ENTERING THE CAPITAL

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The sun shows it faces as morning came. The warm sunlight shining brightly as the birds flies out from their nest to search for food. 

The forest also comes alive with the sound of people packing things.  

These usually deserted forest, devoid of people is actually full of Vanheim soldiers and Veranis soldiers. 

On the way to the Capital of Vanheim, they rest here last night. Now morning has come and they must move. 

Aero log in to his account and wake up from his sleep. He then orders his carriage to be prepared.  

After the scouts making sure there is no ambush Aero departed. Aero went inside his horse carriage and sit down on the cushion seat inside the carriage. 

He then think about a few matters.  

Amongst all the other things he needs to ask from the King, he decided he also needs to ask for a vacation from the King.  

‘Haish’ he sighed as he rub his forehead. 

After the stunt he pulled in restoring George from the throne, other Kings are also interested in employing his service.  

He has received the letters from one of the messengers after his return from the battle. King Fjord of Asgaro asked him for help.  

Details of the job will be given if Aero decided to accept King Fjord offer. Aero could only shakes his head. 

He is flattered, yes, but he knows he could not be like a grass being blown by the wind. Helping George means fighting everybody else.  

Why would he strengthen the enemies of his friend while weakening his friend for his enemies? 

Aero is not stupid. 

Aero has decided to go all in with King George. Why would he risk that for some temporary gains? 

But while he did not want to help Asgaro, he would still go there. After all, even though he is not on Asgaro side, the King of Asgaro didn’t have to know that. 

And he smirk.  

To defeat your enemy, you first need to know what they think about. 

There is also the fact that to reach Asgaro it is faster to use the sea routes. And Aero also wanted to see the sea.  

The moment Aero enter Brave World, he has spent all of his time on land. Maybe if he travels to the sea, he might broaden his horizons of Brave World. 

As they move through the forest, Aero could hear yelling behind his carriage. Aero frowned.  

‘Now, that is also another matter’ he said a she closes his eyes and try to think of a solution. 

He is referring to the prisoner of war Vanheim capture. Usually they would ransomed or captured. 

But last night Aero got an idea. 

But he needs to ask for the King’s permission first. Aero is now relaxed after the war. 

He leave all military matters to Bradheim and begun thinking about things that is more worthy of his attention. 

He could not leave the military to Bradheim if he did not confirm Bradheim loyalty. Aero has confirmed that Bradheim is truly loyal to the Kingdom.  

Not the crown, but the Kingdom.  

‘A complicated and a stubborn man but alas useful.’ He wistfully said as his thought veer of to the Silmar campaign. 

With the combined force of Veranis and Bradheim they will attack Silmar and wait for instruction.  

Aero is convinced that Vetten III hearing the result of the war is now asking the troops to station at the capital of Vetten.  

This will leave Silmar practically undefended. 

Bradheim and Alexander accepted the order and so Aero transferred his troops to him.  

Sarah on the other hand after successfully persuading Veranis in joining Vanheim attack will accompany him back to the capital. 

Sarah is also using her newfound fame to interact with many high level NPCs. Before long they reach the border of Vanheim.  

Sarah then join Aero in his carriage. The moment she enter and sit down Aero smiles and said. 

“Pretty good, Sarah” Aero complimented Sarah for a job well done. 

“I told you didn’t I, that I could do it” Sarah bragged. Aero did not say that if not for the circumstances, Sarah would not be able to get the Veranis King to agree so easily. 

“Yeah, yeah” Aero replied nonchalantly 

Sarah just continued talking 

“Who would imagine a druid like me could lead thousands of troops?” 

“Don’t get arrogant. The only reason the Veranis troops let you lead the armies is because you are Vanheim’s ambassador. They could hardly refuse.” 

‘It’s better to not be overconfident, Sarah’ Aero said  

“Well, yeah… But I did good right?” Sarah asked while looking at Aero with that puppy eyes look. 

Aero turned the other way  

“Other than yelling charge I didn’t really see you doing anything else” 

Aero will not let Sarah see his flustered face 

“Ouch, I’m hurt.” Sarah said jokingly  

“Did you know that during the battle I used my mana to create ten barriers simultaneously? All for you” She winked at Aero 

She’s teasing him. 

During the battle after Kyle was dead Sarah decided that to inflict the most damage to the Vetten troops, she needs to use her mana.  

She managed to create ten barriers that blocked the Vetten troops from running away. It was a magnificent barrier.  

It was Strong and high. That kind of barriers are something that not many Vetten troops can break or even scale it. 

Aero believe that in Druid type player there is no one better than Sarah. He never thought Sarah could become this powerful.  

This makes Aero happy.  

This means he also has strong allies.  

And strong ally makes me solving quest easier.  

In a few moments he will arrive at the Royal Capital.  

From afar he could see the fireworks and hears the cheering. Music could be heard filling the streets.  

No doubt the Kingdom is celebrating after the news of victory being spread. 

Aero then curios looked out of the carriage. He then saw it. The flag of Vanheim Kingdom is being waved by all the citizens.  

Banners bearing his name, Dan, Raina, Amy and Bradheim also could be seen.  

The only way Aero could describe what he is seeing is this: A hero welcome. Even Sarah looked astounded.  

“Sir Aero thanks for saving us!!” a citizen was yelling 

“HAIL, SIR AERO” the citizens were chanting 

“VANHEIM, VANHEIM, VANHEIM” were being yelled by the citizen on the squares with fervent fanaticism 

The name Bradheim is also being screamed out. So does Dan’s name. 

“I knew him you know.” I could hear the instructor from the training hall yelling among the crowd 

‘Yeah, right’ a person rebutted 

“He once worked in my library.” Aero could see Valeria was bragging to anyone who would listen.  

Aero smiled. 

The newbie players are also in a festive mood. The biggest crisis since Brave World launched has finally ended.  

This is the time for celebration. Aero somehow being enveloped by this fe4stive atmosphere, smiles sincerely. 

“That’s a good look” Sarah said staring at Aero face. Aero got startled. 

“What look?” Aero asked trying to hide his flustered expression. She smiles and then shakes her head and said. 

“Nothing” she said wistfully. 

“I guess you’re a hero now, Aero” Sarah was beaming as she also look at the outside, hearing the crowd cheering Aero name, seeing the happy faces on the citizens of Vanheim 

Aero smiles again. 

“I guess I am”  

And then Aero scanned the surrounding filled with people celebrating and chanting.  

And for some reason, Aero is sincerely for the first time ever smiling without a care in the world. 

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VANHEIM 

THRONE ROOM 

The moment Aero arrives in the Palace, he was escorted by officials of the Kingdom directing him to the Throne room. 

They look at Aero with respect accorded to a great noble. The accomplishment he made has been spread across the continent 

Entering the room he walk respectfully but was not lacking in charisma or dignity. 

Aero has come before George to present his war report about what has happened during the war. 

He arrived in front of the throne and he kneels.  

‘Your subject has come to report the victory of our men’ Aero said 

‘Advisor, could dispense with the formality’ King George said.  

Not many people were accorded with such honors but if there is one person worthy to be accorded such respect than this person kneeling in front of King George certainly is worthy.  

After all, if not for his help George would still be a powerless King controlled by the will of his officials. 

And Aero stood back up. King George  smiles. 

George has heard the story of course. How Aero has managed to repel the invasion with a more inferior number of soldiers.  

He also heard how this weak looking advisor and strategist of his fought like a war god raging in the battlefield.  

He also heard about Aero smart tactics and strategy which fooled the enemies again and again. 

George couldn’t help but look at Aero proudly. His eyes were full of admiration. Aero then presented his report not mentioning anything about what he did in the war. 

Then after explaining about the treaty with the Orcs and the matter with the conferment of state, George just nodded.  

He believes that Aero has done marvelously. By now, his trust towards his strategist has reached max. 

Not to mention after listening to Aero listing the benefits of the actions he takes, the King was even more confident in leaving many things to his advisor. 

Aero has opened a new trade opportunities with the Orcs and because of the peace treaty people in the East border don’t need to worry about Orcs raid anymore. 

This was a great merit to the Kingdom and he should be rewareded. 

The idea about the conferment of state is part of George and Aero grand plan. It would raise George prestige and declare his intent to rule. 

Vanheim……wanted the Imperial Throne and it is announcing it to the world. 

Thinking back of the past, it was truly a stroke of luck for George to meet Aero. Maybe the Gods still favor him. 

“And that is all that I had to report, Your Grace’ Aero finished 

The King then declared 

“You have helped me again Strategist Aero. My gratitude to you is eternal” 

Tting. 

KINGDOM QUEST  THE INVASION OF ORCS THE WAR ON TWO SIDES COMPLETE 

You have succeeded in repelling the invasions from two sides. 

Reward: Fame increased by 2500 

: Reputation increased by 3000 

: Contribution points 25,0000 

: Honor points 500 

: Opportunity to be a part of the nobility unlocked  

: Gold 90000 

: The permission to see The Secret Archive (will be rewarded at the victory ceremony) 

: Friendship with the King maximum. Your words can change George reaction and your words carry weight in George mind. 

: All stat increased by 20 

: You are respected and loved by the people of Vanheim. They will sing songs and write poetry about your adventures. 

 You have leveled up! 

You have leveled up! 

You have leveled up! 

Aero immediately smiles as he leveled up to 110. At least now, Aero felt it was not wrong to choose this quest.  

His reputation points and contribution shot up at such a remarkable pace, even he couldn’t believe it.  

Aero check his citizen status 

His citizen status right now is Lord, a noble of the kingdom. He now can be given a land to match his title. 

But most importantly his stats increased again. It hardly increased even after all the intense fighting during the war.  

Maybe after this Aero think he will have to rely more on quests to raise his stats. 

“It is my honor to serve the crown” Aero said bowing a bit. King George shakes his head as he said 

‘This is not enough. You shall be rewarded in the victory ceremony two days from now.” 

The victory ceremony.  

George has used a lot money for the victory ceremony to show to the people of Vanheim that their Kingdom is rising to become like their glorious past and might even surpassed it. 

Aero has also heard that many players from the surrounding Kingdoms started migrating to Vanheim.  

Especially players from Vetten. 

Their loss in this war was the last straw on the camel back. It snapped and everything turns to chaos.  

Players from Vetten are coming in droves and register themselves as Vanheim citizen in many of Vanheim cities and state. 

The King was about to end the session when Aero held up his hand. 

Aero knows he needs to suggest a few policies to George to help him in his absence. He will be in a foreign land after the victory ceremony ended so he needs to make sure Vanheim is strong before he leaves.  

Wouldn’t want Niovar to attack when he is gone.  

It’s not like he doesn’t trust Bradheim to protect the Kingdom, but sometimes it better to be safe than sorry. 

“Your Grace, may I speak?” Aero asked 

“Yes Advisor Aero. What is it?”  

“This subject have some suggestions for Your Grace. Do you want to listen?” The King sense that Aero is about to say something important then he nodded his head. 

“Of course. What are you thinking?” Aero has always good ideas for him. 

It would be stupid of him not to listen. 

“Alright then. First this subject would like Your Grace to set up a base at Silmar to construct a Fortress more sturdy than even Fort Vars” Aero said calmly. 

Fort Vars after the explosion is barely standing. Arcturus, Marco and all the ministers in the court are shocked, because they realized what Aero intention is. 

“But.. but to create a Fort like that will take about 2 years. And it’s not like Vetten will just let us construct the Fort” one of the ministers offered their opinion 

Aero only smirked. Then he offers his solution 

“No, it would take only 6 months, if we distribute quest to Builders association and ask The Masons to provide you with workers.”  

Builders will be an important class at least after the wars. Commissions for building house and ditch are common.  

But the chance to build a Fort? Not many had the chance. 

But Aero recognizes the need for the Builders to level up. The more builder’s level up, the more advancement in the building can be made. 

In Brave World the builders that are high levels and that can construct magnificent monuments or building are rare and few. 

After this war and the war that is to come, Aero knows that the Builders will be looked upon differently by the players. 

He could sense the trend of this world is changing. 

“I doubt they could refuse if the order comes from the King itself “Aero continued. His face is still smiling and his eyes was clear. 

Only one person inside the crowd understand where Aero is going with this, 

“You. Are you thinking—“ Marco was asking finally understanding what Aero is thinking. Aero smiles. 

‘Could it be…you target is…Vetten? the entire Vetten?’ the King said with a stutter like he couldn’t believe what he just thought  

This time the King felt a little shocked. 

“Yes, Your Grace. By setting up a Fort in Silmar we can prepare to attack the Vetten Capital.’ 

And what will that achieve. 

Smiling Aero answer 

“I intends to make you the ruler of this entire Eastern Continent.” 

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