Chapter 217: 50 Sword Testing Stage
Before the sunset, the soldiers were finally able to set up all the tents.
The other several kingdoms that were beside Chambord’s camp were all surprised because of one reason: it was just too luxurious. All the tents were the premium tents where magic arrays were engraved on them to give them a warm temperature inside. On top of letting the soldier live comfortably in the winter that was about to come, these tents were also able to warn the soldiers when there were attacks coming their way, and they offered a good amount of defense.
Every single tent of this level would cost at least a thousand gold coins. Also, magic gems were required to operate and run the magic arrays on this tents, and a single low-tier magic gem could only power a tent for three days. Some kings of weaker kingdoms couldn’t even enjoy this level of luxury, but even a groom at Chambord could live in such tents. This made all the kingdoms around Chambord both envious and jealous.
Of course, more and more people were surprised by the force that Chambord was demonstrating.
Except these 50 magic tents, other military supplies and items seemed to be magic imbued as well, and the whole camp site had a magic surge around it as if it was a temporary magic tower that was being constructed here. At the same time, ten tower-shields that were three meters tall were being placed at each side of the site and protected the site like watchtowers. On top of each tower-shield, temporary watchtowers made out of wood were being placed, and archers stood in place to guard and spectate the surroundings with awareness.
This level of setup was on par with the setup of the ten level 1 affiliated kingdoms.
The wealth that Chambord showed shocked a lot of the people who were watching them.
“These Chambordians…… so rich!”
“This is unbelievable! A small level 6 affiliated kingdom located at the northern remote region…… I heard that they were so poor that they couldn’t even buy their armors for their soldiers. Why are they so rich now? What happened?”
“Huh, doesn’t matter how they show off, they are just a bunch of hillbillies that got some money overnight!”
Around Chambord’s camp, a ton of warriors and officials of other kingdoms got together and started to chat and comment on what they were seeing despite the fact that some of them didn’t know each other well. These kingdoms that established secret alliances beforehand to exchange information chatted, and some of them were envious and wanted to get on the good side of Chambord. Some of them admired and sighed, some of them were silent, some of them were full of disdain and jealousy, and some of them were being vicious and planning things.
At this time, the atmosphere of the camp site that stretched out for 10 kilometers seemed peaceful, but it was actually very intense.
Although in the eyes of the nobles and powerhouses of St. Petersburg, this competition was only a platform where the top kingdoms could show their strength and gain some profits, there were gains to be made by the smaller kingdoms as well. The bigger kingdoms could get the big pieces of the pie, and the small kingdoms could get the crumbs. Some of the smaller kingdoms had high hopes and wanted to level up their kingdoms, and other kingdoms just wanted to maintain their current level. The structure and the rules of military exercises made it that every kingdoms could face any kingdom. Therefore, before the competition, it was best to gather as much information on each other as possible.
Since as soon as Fei came in, Chambord got one of the best camp sites. This drew a lot of attention already, but one of the Executive Knight of Imperial Knight Palace Kelud openly challenged this king. This drew almost every kingdoms’ attention to Fei.
It didn’t matter the outcome, just being able to be challenged by one of the top warriors in the empire was an unreachable honor that many other kings couldn’t get; this was in a way confirming the power of this king of Chambord. Many people who never heard of Fei got curious, and the news of the battle on the Dual-Tower Mountains was spread again. It caused a series of questionings, and it made people look forward to the battle even more.
The area between Moro Mountain and the holy capital that was about 20 square kilometers was being divided into squares of several sizes. Every square had the troops of a kingdom camped there. Looking down from the sky, it looked like a huge chess board, and the 250 affiliated kingdoms were the chess pieces that were about to begin a bloody and deadly battle.
As one of the sources of attention, Chambord enjoyed the “privilege” of being monitored.
From noon till sunset, almost every kingdom had sent someone from their kingdom to Chambord to see what was going on. According to the tradition and the rules of a competition, the fact that a master warrior who was able cause an Executive Knight to challenge him was in a level 6 kingdom was not good news for any kingdom. This tiger could be encountered by any kingdom, and this warrior would pose great threat to them. Since this was going to be the outcome, Chambord somehow seemed like the enemy to almost all other kingdoms.
Around night time, there were even more people gathered around Chambord’s camp site.
There was nothing to hide. Maybe in the next few days, they could meet in the competition. It was common for the battlegrounds of the competition to be stacked with corpses. Among all the kingdoms, the most elite soldiers and warriors were brought to the competition, and these people were typically the most murderous. It was also common for them to draw their weapons and fight in the moment. The empire didn’t prohibit the private duels of soldiers and warriors, and the empire even prepared 50 Sword Testing Stages where these people could duel. Recently, more than a hundred people had died on these stages. There were some star warriors among them; a four star warrior with the wood element warrior energy died there.
Therefore, all the warriors who came to spectate around Chambord’s site with weapons on their back were very obvious. There were so many people around here that it looked like the most popular casino in St. Petersburg.
Among these people, there were three to four young man who looked most outstanding. Around them, there were more than a dozen guards with shiny armor and warrior energy surging around them. No one dared stand close to them. They only stood far away and looked these young man with fear and respect.
“Prince Solo, what do you think? Would they be a threat to us?” A good-looking young man with blue hair and a blue gem hairpin asked. He was wearing a gold color robe.
“Humph, they are only a bunch of hillbillies that haven’t experienced anything!” Prince Solo sneered. He had brown and thin eyebrows, and he looked somewhat handsome, but his hook nose made him look gloomier. His expression looked very arrogant and full of disdain.
“Your highness, don’t underestimate him. This king of Chambord defeated the tenth Executive Knight, and the seventh Executive Knight even challenged him. He couldn’t be that dumb! Even though your highness is now a mid-tier five star warrior, you might not be a match!” The other young man with purple hair and a gold hair band smiled as he said. With his hands placed on his hilt, he appeared to be more calm and collected. Lights flashed through his eyes, and he appeared to be more calculative. Also, from his tone, he seemed to be provoking Prince Solo a little.
“Humph!” Prince Solo sneered. He didn’t say anything, but he looked a little angry and seemed to want to fight with Fei to prove himself.
“Your highnesses. I have met with this king of Chambord before. He is not a bad warrior, but he is really arrogant and crazy like a mad dog. Also, he is really lustful; all the woman around him are rare beauties!” An elder who was standing behind these princes suddenly said as he stroked his goatee. He only had one ear.
“Oh? Rare beauties?” Among the four young man, the one who hadn’t spoken got excited. He had a lack of hair, and most of his head was exposed. When he opened his mouth, everyone was able to see his yellow teeth. He was short and looked strange as if he was recovering from a serious illness. However, as soon as he heard about the beauties, he became more energetic.
A vicious light flashed through this elder’s eyes, but he said respectfully, “Prince Zivitan, pardon my words. But they are at least ten times more beautiful than the four maids you have!”
“Ten times! Haha, hehe, interesting, really interesting!” Prince Zivitan who was very ugly licked his lips and laughed, “Maybe I should visit this king of Chambord!”
“It would be his honor to meet the elder prince of the Tomsky Kingdom, the number one kingdom among the top ten level 1 affiliated kingdoms……” The elder said so politely.
Not too far away from these fancily dressed princes, a few dark and thin young boys stared at the gate of Chambord’s campsite. Their eyes were excited, and they had been standing there for the entire afternoon. They wanted to go through the gate, but they were hesitating as if something was bugging them in their minds.