Chapter 120: The Plan
It was a morning like any other. That was, until I found Mev who was looking at me with strange laughter.
She was in the midst of laughter, resulting from something that made her happy. Furthermore, it was a sight to behold her, keeping her waist and legs high up towards the sky. She was in that position since the deed was done last night and although I kind of knew what she was after, although whether it would have any effects was a suspect.
“Are you up? Leader?”
“Yeah…. You’re up early?”
It was a strange feeling. However, it was true that I felt some sense of satisfaction inside. In fact, I gently kissed her forehead and Mev smiled as if it made her feel good.
Leaving behind Mev in that condition, I put on my devil’s hide and came out of the tent. I thought she was going to follow me out of the tent, but as there was no sign of her, I subtly turned my head to look, and found her continue to keep her legs towards the ceiling of the tent while sniffing the cloth.
I unknowingly laughed at watching her give such a tenacious attention.
The battle, this time around, was very pleasurable and got a lot out of it, although it has been that much exhausting. On top of the fact that Mev and the entire clan have been upgraded by one level, new tribe members and children, who were the clan’s future, have been added as well.
Although it was time to move diligently, it wasn’t as urgent as to go out and search for adversaries. What was more important, at this time, was to make the inside stronger.
Certainly, the most important thing was to establish a turf for home. Since Blood Dagger Clan and Goff Clan, and Black Spear Clan have currently formed a united clan or united tribe, it was important to create an environment in which these three clans could grow securely.
Second was to quickly integrate the newly joining tribe members into Blood Dagger Clan. Orbo or the green skins, who have been slaves in the past, all follow me, yet it wasn’t possible to think that there wasn’t any friction among the clan. As much as there were great numbers, they were that much important.
The last thing was certainly concerned the children. Having no children in the clan was a long gone memory, and currently, the Blood Dagger Clan had more children than The Black Spear Clan or the Goff Clan. Furthermore, as there were, now, human children as well, their education was a paramount importance as well. It was also important to decide whether to nurture the human children in the same way like the green skins way or like humans way.
If these three things were big homework, then certainly small homework also existed.
What to do with the captured humans from the small city of Somora. Of course, the bastards would be all killed. However, as the situation called for squeezing out anything that was useful as much as possible, similar to having kept Jeongsoo Yoon, who was barely kept alive for likely having connections to the hunter dog clan and the spider clan, and by doing so, there appeared to have been possibilities of penetrating deeper into the other cities in the east and the murderers clan.
‘A city has been totally obliterated.’
Just from a pure logic, there was no way the humans would just take it in the chin. The situation called for coiling back and growing stronger. It was better to mobilize cautiously, rather than moving in hurry.
The second issue was Baek Ahyeon. Although I wanted to keep her in the village, as her true worth could be more valuable inside the humans’ city, it was crucial to send her out to the city as soon as possible. The problem, if there was one, was the fact that her identity might have been compromised with the total obliteration of Somora. Of course, if there weren’t any survivors, she would not be compromised, but even if that wasn’t the case, it was highly possible for them to formally think that the holy woman of the west was ‘dead’.
It was a better choice to completely forego the name of the holy girl of the west. Although there was some spare time as what moves to make next haven’t been decided yet, it was certainly true that Baek Ahyeon would soon need to go back in to the city.
The final remaining thing was certainly power upgrade, by strengthening the clan with new items or military units. The size of this tribal alliance was surely not small. On the contrary, it was quite big. In fact, if the clan has been a mercenary unit up to now, it wasn’t an overstatement to describe the current shape as a military force.
Certainly, it seemed prudent to form new forces or military units. There was a value in immediately undertaking it. Mev and the women of the tribe have provided very good hints.
As it was not possible to do this without the help of Goff, I immediately went to Goff’s tent. The goblin children were playing early in the yard, and I nonchalantly said hellos to those goblins as I continued my walk.
“Blood! Dagger Clan would have an after-party!”
“For Blood Dagger!”
I wasn’t sure how these rumors were known even to the little children as so much was being expected. If Mev and I fail at this, I thought that the tribal members would be very disappointed.
At any rate, after some more time of walking, I soon saw Goff’s tent. Other Ogres said hellos to me, and after returning the hellos, I was able to enter Goff’s tent, right away. Perhaps, he wasn’t awake yet as the sight of him snoring in his sleep came in to my view.
As it wasn’t an urgent matter, I sort of scanned inside the tent, looking at the weapons. Then Goff must have felt my presence as he woke up, widely opening his mouth.
“Blood Dagger….. What’s going on, this early.”