My Castle, My Castellan – Chapter 8 – Bruce, Death Is Expecting You
Garcia quickly took the map, and he didn’t waste a lot of McQueen’s time. This somehow made McQueen more merciful toward Garcia. As a servant, to serve the city owner, he ought to be efficient, reliable and intelligent.
“Move away from the table, and I am going to check the map carefully,” McQueen ordered Garcia, which was trembling when he moved the table. Garcia’s arms so fragile, as if they could be broken by wind. McQueen felt proud of himself – if something big needs to be done, then the leader must act ruthlessly, no matter to himself or the others. “Bruce, explain the situation of Toss City to everyone. So that we all know what’s going on.”
Instead of others, McQueen was more thinking for himself. He wanted to know everything about Toss City. The transmigration didn’t enable him to have the memory of his former body. That’s quite miserable.
“Ok, my castellan.” Bruce did not refrain. He walked closer to the map and muttered for a while as if he was trying to organize his thoughts. Then, he began explaining the situation of Toss City. Thanks to him, McQueen began to understand better.
According to Garcia, there was only one continent in the world, and it’s called Pifa. On Pifa, there were sixteen countries.
The Kingdom of Soladin existed in the 145th year of the old calendar. Until now, in the 198th year of the new calendar, it had experienced three calendars, and they were the light, magic and new calendars, totaling 1,783 years of history. It was a country inhabited purely by human beings, with a total population of more than 500 million. A super creature was standing at the capital of the country.
The history of Toss City was much shorter than the history of the Kingdom. It was built more than three hundred years ago and was in the most northwest corner of the Kingdom, adjacent to the countries of Venus, Schindler, and Mercenary. According to its general conditions, Toss City had the potential to become a trade center. It was a pity that a devastating torrent of natural disasters occurred 57 years ago, which led to the extinction of the royal blood of the Kingdom of Soladin.
Since then, the Kingdom of Soladin had been in a state of civil unrest for half a century. Today, this unrest had still not subsided. All the descendants of Arathi suddenly appeared, and they started to occupy the cities or more. They all wanted to unite the whole of the Kingdom and the restore the glory of Arathi. Toss City was also made victim in this chao. It became a land where everybody wanted. From time to time, it faced threats from its surrounding cities.
It was also because of the civil war of Soladin which led to the precarious situation of Toss City. Although it had an excellent location for trade, not many merchants were willing to trade here. Among the seven cities surrounding it, only Moore City kept a neutral attitude. All the other six cities wanted to occupy Toss City, and Tucker City was the first one to think about it.
“You really cannot be at ease when you’re living in Toss City. After all, all we have our enemies. I have no idea how the previous castellan was able to give his people a stable life. I even begin to admire this guy.” McQueen was listening to the explanation of Bruce while he was wondering himself.
“Toss City is located in the inner land of Neder, but the terrain is flat, and the land is barren. There is a mercenary alliance on the north, what is the closest to us is a rock city, the rock city is the main city of the earth elves, distributed over the entire Gobi Desert. The earth elves love peace and pose no threat to our city.”
“The west is the Venus country, the endless forest. It is said that there is an elf city nearby, but it has been a long time since a human being set foot in Venus. No one knows about what happened. Anyway, the elves love peace and pose no threat to Toss City.”
“The northwest is the Schindler Federation. This federal-state is indeed too chaotic. Its side which is closest to us already has about 30 ethnic tribes. The biggest tribe is the Giant City in the Amani forest. The Giant City is the main one of Troll City, and there is not much communication between us. Therefore, I don’t know much about it. However, the nearest one is Great Wall of Eric, situated at the Red Ridge Mountains. The Iron Black Dwarfs inhabit it. These dwarfs have lived in their area for generations, and they rarely go out, there is thus no threat from them.”
Bruce felt quite bored when he talked about all these, yet all the others were listening with a lot of interest. Being in a world where this sort of information was excluded, one had to be very knowledgeable to know about all these. There was only Bruce, who was once a high-ranking official, who understood the surrounding situation is such detail.
McQueen felt excited. There were elves and dwarfs. For a transmigrator, this was fascinating. Surprisingly, McQueen didn’t feel pressurized at all. “So, from you’ve told us. The most imminent threat for Toss City is the six surrounding cities of the Kingdom?”
“That’s right. Tucker City already gave us a warning sign. And since we have no army in Toss City, it was very vulnerable and easy as a target for our enemies. It’s a pity that both our Northern and Southern camps have been taken over. Otherwise, Toss City wouldn’t be left so weak. And it wouldn’t be possible for us to fear these people.” Bruce said with a sigh.