Mu Lee understood the situation of Lion town much better after he lived in here for few days. His mouth hang open at the development going on in Lion territory.
Mu Lee learned about victories of Xiao Yu and the various policies that Xiao Yu implemented to develop the territory. Mu Lee felt that the future of the Lion territory was limitless.
In comparison, Wei principality’s lord Wei Hao was doing nothing useful but eating and drinking.
But Xiao Yu was encouraging farmers and soldiers. Mu Lee was aware that sooner or later the day to expand would come.
He was aware that if the territory didn’t want to expand but stay within the same foundation then it would be doomed to decline sooner or later.
Mu Lee was more determined to work for Xiao Yu than ever. As an insightful general, he was aware that the policies implemented by Xiao Yu were powerful. They were enough to attracts millions of people to the Lion territory which would increase the number of troops too.
Mu Lee couldn’t help but wait for the day to meet Wei Hao, Shu Chi and his father.
The first thing Mu Lee did was to write a letter to his son Mu Ling regarding the situation. He told Mu Ling not to go back to Wei Principality but return to Lion town. Afterwards, he began to construct his own house in the Lion town. Additionally, he was planning to send his little daughter Mu Han to the Magic Academy.
Normally, there wasn’t a special institution for learning magic. Only few Grand Duchies and specific places in the Sky Lion Dynasty had such academies. The conditions for setting up a Knight’s College was much lower. As a result, any large Principality would have a Knight’s college.
The closest Magic Academy was located in City of Shire which was the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lancaster. Mu Han studied in that Academy.
Xiao Yu had specifically given the Mu family permission to build a mansion. They were a lot so they had something that could accommodate all of them. However, at this point the different between Lion town and Hui city was seen. Even Xiao Yu’s own mansion was very simple. His house couldn’t be compared to a high-level noble’s mansion let alone Wei Hao’s residence.
However, they were in difficult times and Xiao Yu wasn’t planning to go through such a large-scale construction.
Nevertheless, Mu Lee was very grateful. He knew that Xiao Yu was thinking about Mu Lee as Xiao Yu gave specific permission for such mansion to be built.
Captain Hui was happy to Mu Lee’s arrival too. He finally had someone to help him.
In addition, Mu Lee couldn’t be a threat to Captain Hui’s position. First and foremost, Captain Hui was a good commander. Moreover, he had followed Xiao family with loyalty for many years. It was impossible to replace Mu Lee with Captain Hui in one move. Mu Lee was aware that he couldn’t be compared to Captain Hui.
Mu Han would come to play with baby dragon everyday. Otherwise, she would find Leah or Tyrande. She was very interested in orcs so she would walk around Grom and look at him a lot. Grom would frown but couldn’t say anything to her.
After a few days, Mu Han was going back to academy. Xiao Yu arranged Leah and fifty cavalry escorts to send her to academy. Moreover, he gave a lot of money to Mu Han to spend in the academy. He was aware that without money there would be place for her within the academy.
Mu Han had good impression of Xiao Yu. He had saved her and was giving more things than her father had done.
Naturally, Xiao Yu was planning to nurture a proper magician. He knew that he had to spend money. Wei Hao and others would spend a lot of money to attract magicians after they reached a certain rank but Xiao Yu had a different vision. He was planning to nurture magician’s from young age.
Xiao Yu remembered the youth soccer academies from back his old world. He would make it big if he could nurture someone on Messi’s level!
Moreover, Xiao Yu had personally come to send off Mu Han. He told her that she should write a letter immediately if someone dared to bully her. Xiao Yu promised to send people to help her out. Mu Han kissed him on the face.
Xiao Yu was stunned and stood still for a long time. The kiss had brought the sorrows of the virgin. He was a gamer-nerd back in his university days. Basically, he spend time playing games and nothing else. He didn’t even had fallen in love.
“I’m doing it as an investment.” Xiao Yu would testify in front of the God that he didn’t have crooked ideas when he approached Mu Han. After all, she was way too small for him. He was a lusty fellow but not the same animal like Ji Xing. He looked at Mu Han as a little sister but didn’t expect that he would win loli’s favor.
Who wouldn’t want a loli? But Xiao Yu’s morality didn’t let him to act so….
Xiao Yu went back to usual business. He had to think about talented people to use in the administration of the Lion territory and financial problems.
Xiao Yu asked Mu Lee about talented personnel from Wei principality.
Mu Lee pondered for a while: “There are few people but they may not come to join Lion territory.”
Xiao Yu smiled like a treacherous fox: “I will find a way to snatch them over as long as they aren’t mixed with Wei’s higher-ups.”
Xiao Yu was addicted to snatching talented people. The main problem was that they lacked personnel to administer the territory. Xiao Zhan Tian had brought a lot of people when he had come but many had left after decades of hard years.
In addition to recruitment he was thinking about the financial situation of the territory. They didn’t depend on taxes for now. However, the taxes were the cows that fed the government.
He had brought 8,000,000 gold coins but he almost spent all the money to equip 10,000 troops. He had plundered a lot of armors from their last victory over Carrie’s army but they still didn’t have enough. Xiao Yu bought armor from the blacksmith at the human base. The courage of the soldiers was a good sign but he knew that he had to have good equipment too.
Xiao Yu bought only level 1 equipment for his soldiers as it would cost a lot if he tried to buy level 2 armors and weapons. In addition, the development of the territory needed money too.
“It’s more difficult to rob from the bandits. They have grouped together… What am I going to do to get all that money since they have grouped together?” Xiao Yu pondered about killing the bandits.
He had to clear the bandits from the territory. Afterwards, he could collect taxes from the merchants who came from the Western Cloud Empire…
But he knew that the bandits had to be exterminated to create stable trading routes.
The intelligence reports told him that the bandits weren’t planning to attack Lion town yet as they were still in integration process. Xiao Yu was aware that attacking wouldn’t work as his strength was low. He had to fight on defense which meant that other side had to attack him.
The leader of the bandit alliance was a man called Subaru. He had a bit of ability. At least, he was smart enough to unify the bandits to form a huge strength.
It seemed that the man wouldn’t come to find trouble with Xiao Yu, yet.
“If he doesn’t come over then I have to find him…” Xiao Yu whispered as light flashed past his eyes.
P.S: Boring arc is over!