107-Chapter 107   Tune

If you had to arrange it, who would be the best person to send to talk to?

 The Clan asked.

 One by one, the nobles came forward to say they were going.
 Since there were several nobles who claimed to know the general guarding Fort Baldsen and several nobles who said they knew each other, I thought I'd leave it up to them.

I'm recommending you, little man.

 And for some reason, Mireille recommended me to the Clan as a negotiating partner.

Why me?
No, I think you're a pretty good negotiator. Besides, don't you know what they want with your ability?
It's not that useful a capability.

 You can measure the ambition of the enemy general, so you might be able to gauge whether he's likely to betray you or not.
 If the ambition is high, they'll jump on you if you flick a big bait at them.

'Ars is an indispensable resource in our army. We could put him in danger by sending him to negotiate.
I'm not so sure about that. Normally, the first thing you would do is deliver a letter to the enemy general stating that you want to meet with him, right? If they receive it, the process should be to start the talks. Having a meeting means that, depending on the conditions, you can turn on them. I don't think they are likely to cut up their opponents with that, though.
It's just a matter of when.
'In case you're thinking about it, though, I'd say the boy shouldn't be on the battlefield in the first place.

 He's still a good talker, so he has to say something about the Clan.
 My stomach hurts to see if I'm offending him.
 If you're so good at talking, you should go, I thought, but I'm afraid I'll just end up pissing them off.

'Ars, what do you want to do, Lord?'

 The Clan has asked me about my intentions.

 I don't know how much danger there is, but I don't think what Mireille says is wrong either.
 There is no doubt that if you succeed in concocting a strategy here, it will be a great deal of credit, and you might even get some money as a reward. It doesn't matter how much money you have.

 The question is, can I do it?

 I'm honestly not sure.
 If I fail, the Clan's reputation will suffer, but it hurts more that my failure will delay the Belted attack.
 Considering the goal of winning the battle as quickly as possible, it wouldn't be good to delay the attack by trying to do something that can't be done because you want credit for it.

 I also thought it would be better to leave this place to the enemy general's acquaintances, but....
 However, upon closer inspection, I found that the people who claimed to know each other were all high in military prowess but low in political power.

 I also wonder if I can really leave it to these people.

 There are those with high political power, such as Robinson, so there's no need for me to go there....
 I have a feeling that my appraisal skills are not entirely useless for orchestrating, so I had a feeling that the best way to do it would be to let Robinson or a nobleman I know go and have me accompany them.

''I'm willing to go, but I don't know if I can accomplish this on my own. If you let me go with Lord Robinson or someone who knows the enemy general, we might be able to succeed.
Hmm, I'm going to need some help from Robinson and the others.

 The Clan thinks about it for a moment.

The fact is that the success rate of letting Robinson and you go is likely to be high, but the pain of failure will be great.......well, if you let someone you know go, the chances of being cut down are reduced. Well, just in case, I'll send a handful of handlers to guard you.

 The Clan seems to have decided to go with that policy.

 He then sent the letter once to Fort Bardossen.

 If the messenger who had gone to deliver the letter was cut down, he would no longer have to make do with force, but the messenger returned.

'It seems that Lord Lyupa of Fort Bardossen is willing to meet with you.

 So the messenger reported.