Maehwa Island was crowded with numerous merchants.
When Hwasan first built Maehwa-do Island, it was not small, but it grew bigger year by year, and now most of the tops are beyond reach.
It's a matter of course.
Maehwado Island is monopolizing logistics in Gangnam and Gangbuk.
Whether the factions and the Sapa wage war or draw a line and growl, one must eat to live and wear to go outside.
As the merchants of Gangbuk who want to deliver goods to Gangnam or Gangnam who want to purchase goods in Gangbuk, all of them used Maehwado Island as their top priority, it has become too much for even 10 ships.
"Why would I live like a bandit when I can make money so easily?"
"…Will this last forever?"
"The problem is that it's too negative for the future."
"The caterpillar needs to eat pine needles. These days, the dignity of greenness is unbelievable."
"Don't starve to death looking for dignity and do your job."
"What were you preparing for?"
"…It's almost over. But is it really okay to do this? We're Green Lim. But Nokrim escorts the top...….”
"There's nothing you can't do if it's worth the money. Didn't we get paid for that in the first place?"
"But the fundamentals...….”
"You have to change to survive."
Im Sobyong grinned.
As the Sapa people are running wild more and more, even those who cross Maehwa Island are now suffering. It's a big top and you can hire an escort, but it's not easy.
Therefore, the top of the Maehwa Island is gathered to organize the up and down by ship, and to apply products that protect the up and down the coast from the green forest.
"It'll cost me another penny. There are more people who play and eat because they can't even play bandits these days, can they miss the chance to make money?"
"…...Complaints are going to grow.”
"It'll be gone after a couple of examples.”
Listening to the peaceful words, the elder swallowed a dry mouth.
He laughs from side to side, but when I look at him like this, I realize that he is definitely the King of Green Rim.
"Then Maehwa Island will be more solid.”
"It's only a temporary gain until the Saparyeon is out."
"Well, who cares? It's enough to eat as much as you can before that. Do you know how much money you earn a day now?"
"That's why I'm unhappy. We do all the work, but don't we just eat part of the money?"
"Tsk tsk. How foolish. If we had done this entirely, would the merchants have wandered around Maehwa Island? There are names of Hwasan and Cheon U-men, so merchants believe in them. No, if we'd eaten plum blossoms before that, we wouldn't have stayed still with the watercolors and all the people."
The elder sighed deeply.
"I know, I know, but...…but they don't make money too easily. Even if we eat a little more than we do now...….”
Im Sobyong's voice became bleak for a moment. The elder stood up close.
"I'm sorry, I'm sorry. My lord the Green Forest."
"Do you know why people die?"
"…I don't know."
"Because I'm greedy beyond my means. Like a guy sinking to the bottom of the river today."
"I want to believe that the elder is not such an idiot."
"Well, that's obvious."
"It's a bandit, so it's a bit greedy. But…… there are things you shouldn't touch in the world."A cold sweat ran down the back of the elder.
"…I'll keep that in mind."
"It's better to do everything in moderation, in moderation."
Im Sobyong has returned to his usual sly face.
His eyes turned to one side.
Over the window on the wall, you can see the river and plum blossoms flowing.
"…I don't know how long I can do this as the elder says.”
Things are getting worse and worse.
The plum tree that grew on the plum island caught the eye.
"There are plum blossoms, not plum blossoms, there are people like plum blossoms...….”
His eyes briefly crossed with a faint longing. A low sigh, he said.
"Anyway, keep busy. If the plum blossoms are a mess when the seal leaves the door, it will be me and the elder in the middle of the river."
"…That's a terrible thing to say."
"I couldn't handle it before, but now...….”
Im Sobyong shook his head as if he didn't want to imagine.
"It's terrible. Ugh, it's terrible."
However, the elder did not miss a strange smile on the mouth of the smirking mouth of the disease.
"To be honest, we're in a good situation. Compared to the men who are running around sweating.”
"That's definitely the case.”
"So let's not make a big deal out of it. If he hears us crying, he'll try to put a poisoned needle in our forehead."
But for a moment, I was angry at the elder's face.
"……they're so cheeky these days."
"I'm not just telling you how I feel. Children's complaints are soaring."
Im Sobyong pressed his forehead with a fan as if he was in trouble.
"Tell him to be as careful as he can."
"I know. I'm telling you because I know.”
"……Yes, King Greening."
The elder bowed his head deeply.
"Okay, get out."
After he went outside, Im Sobyong looked out the window again with a stiff face.
"Are you slowly at your limit?"
On the surface, it is full of good things. But Im Sobyong, in the middle, was feeling the crack inside more than anyone else.
'Hwasan's absence is too great.’
Im Sobyong and Dang Gunnak are trying their best to block it. But if the situation continues a little longer, the alliance will eventually begin to collapse from within.
If it wasn't for Hwasan in the first place, there's no way that Nokrim would be standing with Dangga.
"That's too slow. Tsk."
A sigh came out of Im Sobyong's mouth, who was looking at the thin plum tree.
"A little hurry, seal. I'm limited anymore."
It was too small a voice to reach the distant island.
* * *
Dang Gunnak, who sat at the top of the table, nodded.
Originally, the place where he was reported should of course be the office of Gaju located in Sacheondang-ga, but where he is located now was a large room in Jangwon, not Sacheon-dang-ga.
Dang Gunnak, who sat at the top, stared forward with a stiff face.
Those who knew him could feel that he had become a little more serious just by looking at his expression.
"There's another clash between the Sapa and the political parties in the naked eye."
Dan Gunnak's forehead, who was briefed, was slightly distorted.
"Yes, I think it's going to spread a little bigger this time."
Dang Gunnak tapped slowly on the table with his finger. There was no significant change in facial expression, but the noise spoke for Dang Gunnak's discomfort.
Dang Pae, who glanced at him, said with a small sigh."As the naked eye is Ahn Hwi-sung, the Namgung Sega should mediate…….”
The Southern Palace Sega is still locked and shut.
I didn't really declare a bongmun, but it's no different from a bongmun. The only difference was that Namgung Sega did not reject visitors from outside. Foreign activities were more like not doing anything.
If it were in the past, it would not have been possible for the Sapa to clash with the political factions near the Hapbi.
But now the world is so different from the past.
"Finding those who don't have one doesn't mean you'll get the answer."
"Send a man to mediate."
"…I'm in a lot of spirits. I don't think we're in a situation where we can talk about it."
"Then send the gasols to suppress them by force."
A sigh came out of Dang Pae's mouth once again.
No matter how little they do, Anhui is definitely the territory of Namgung Sega. It would be burdensome to send armed forces to such places to try to suppress them.
But now it's not a time to pick one of those things up.
'It's going too fast.’
The world has changed so much.
Above all, a significant change is that not a few of the Sapa who used to be located in Gangnam in the past have flocked to the North.
The Sapa, who moved to the northern part of the river and settled down, not only caused conflicts with the existing factions but also with the existing ones who were cautious among them.
If you're trying to establish yourself in someone else's territory, at least show respect for the existing order, but if that's the case, would they be Safa?
"…I should have stopped it at the moment."
"There's nothing we can do about it."
Dang Gunnak shook his head with a somber look.
The reason why the Sapa didn't block their way is very simple, even though they knew this would happen when they crossed the river.
"How can we stop them from wanting to live, too? Even if it's a safara, it's a person."
If they had come to invade the north of the river, they would have stopped them. However, the now-immigrated Sapa did not come over to hit the river. They crossed the river just to survive.
Sapaeryeon, which swept through Gangnam, forced only obedience.
Get down on your knees and come under the command of the Sapaeryon, or you will perish.
Most of the Sapa chose to kneel down and submit, while a few faced disastrous deaths while resisting.
And some of the rest fled to the north instead of choosing either.
"I understand that, but...…then shouldn't you at least keep quiet?"
But Dang Gunnak shook his head slowly again this time.
In the first place, Muin people cannot make a grain of rice by themselves. If you can't secure your territory and grab the money flowing out of it, it's no different than just a knife.
Therefore, even the Sapa who came to the North have no choice but to secure their territory in order to survive.
"Anyway, we must make sure that there is no harm to both people."
"Other than that?"
Dang Pae took a look at Dang Gunnak and opened his mouth.
"…Lord, we've had more than seven big and small disturbances in the past month."
"It was only a couple of times a year in the past. It's too much for us to handle all of this."
The most important places for the Sapa were in Hobuk and Anhui.The two places were the least prosperous for the Sapa in the past. It was managed by the world's shaman and Namgung Sega.
But now that the two gates are locked up, ironically, it has become the best place for the Sapa. There's a lot of food, but there's no owner on the ground.
It is not easy to deal with just shorthand and small and medium-sized civil servants. That's why the party has to run from place to place to arbitrate.
"How long do I have to do this?….”
"It's for the reputation of blindness."
"I know, my lord. However, complaints within the family are growing. It's called blindness, but the Beast Palace and the Bing Palace don't shine on the middle ground, so we're taking care of everything that's real."
"Hwasan did the work and we're taking care of it. At best, the green forests are helping.…. If you're going to take on such a pointless task, it's widely said that you shouldn't have come to the Zhang River."
While talking, Dang Pae bit his lips.
"And…… I think so, too. How many years has it been since you visited Sacheon? Why are we the only ones....”
"I wouldn't have been here if I were to pursue gains. Do you want to be Moribae like them?"
Dang Gunnak said with a stiff face.
"We are not the hardest people right now. It's Hwasan."
"Let's cheer up a little bit more."
"……OK, my lord."
"Yes, go out."
As soon as Dang Pae went outside, a deep sigh broke out of Dang Gunnak's mouth.
It's not easy.’
The world was tightening them up and down.
Sapaeryeon, which completed the Gangnam Iltong, has started internal maintenance, and can push into Gangbuk anytime after the maintenance is completed. Knowing that, the chaos in the North is growing. Those who face inevitable war will feel the same way.
In this situation, the gap is too big as the geopas, who should be stabilized in the North, have sealed the gate.
And it wasn't even easy for the party to handle the vacuum.
Even things that would have been simple in the past become a big problem now. There are growing voices of dissatisfaction coming from within the party.
Dang Gunnak rubbed my eyelid lightly.
It's been a thousand days. Do we still need more time?’
Dang Gunnak's face smeared with exhaustion. I had no choice but to realize where the limitations of the dishes were. How can he handle the affliction of heaven, who can't control his internal dissatisfaction perfectly?
He sighed deeply and threw his eyes to the far north.
Dang Gunnak murmured in a low voice.
"A little more haste, please. Just a little bit."
In the place where plum blossoms will soon smell...…no news had been heard yet.