The conversation was more decent than he thought. Still, there were Imperial knights all over the banquet hall, so it seemed they don’t want to be accused of treason.
If it were a gathering of aristocrats, the word “Scum” would have popped up very easily.
Although they did not swear him openly, the aristocrats were busy undermining him little by little as soon as the topif about the Fifth Prince started.
“The Third Prince is entering!”
The entrance seemed to be noisy, and the third prince entered with about 10 members of his own Shadow Squad.
More than half of the Shadow Squad consisted of wizards, to show that he was the Prince supported by the Red Tower and the Yellow Tower.
Those who were not wizards also appeared to be knights belonging to the tower.
“The wizards of the Red Tower and the Yellow Tower.”
“As expected of the Third Crown Prince.”
“The Blue tower hasn’t joined him yet.”
“They are not backing Any Imperial family members, are they? I don’t think it’s good to have drag them in politics.”
Although the nobles chatted in small groups, those who openly showed such behavior were only low-ranking nobles, far from the power structure. The true nobles remained silent.
The march of the Third Prince was over. Entering deep into the banquet hall, he moved to a place where nobles who supported him gathered.
After him was the First Prince who entered immediately. His Shadow Squad, supported by the military, was composed of powerful knights.
Next came the second prince, accompanied by his own Shadow Squad, they were all men wearing dark hoods.
“I can’t see His Highness the Fourth Prince.”
“He says he’s not feeling well. They say he is still recuperating.”
The nobles had a conversation. The Fourth Prince has not been feeling well since he was a child.
So he rarely showed up in official events.
“The Fifth Prince is entering!”
The servant let out a powerful voice.
“His Highness the Fifth Prince?”
“It’s been five years.”
All of a sudden, the Fifth Prince, who hasn’t made an official appearance in five years, participated in the banquet?
The nobles turned their heads in the direction of the entrance, wondering if they had misheard the servant.
The door opened and the Fifth Prince entered. But he has a different aura from five years ago.
“Is the Fifth Prince that weakling?”
He trained hard enough to vomit blood for three months. It’s weird if he don’t lose weight.
“By the way, did the Fifth Prince have a Shadow Squad?”
Someone said among the nobility.
No one really wanted to follow the Fifth Prince. Therefore, there were many rumors that he had no proper subordinate as well as his own Shadow Squad.
“Where did he pick up those mercenaries?”
One murmured with a look of contempt.
Speaking in a voice enough for everyone around him to hear, he was a noble of from capital city and a subordinate of the Third Prince.
He could say insulting remarks openly because of the protection from the Third Prince.
On the contrary, he may be trying to undermine the Fifth prince in front of other aristocrats in order to impress the Third prince.
Most of the nearby Nobles nodded and didn’t sympathized him because of his image.
“I didn’t know that the Fifth Prince had made a Shadow Squad, but I didn’t know that he would have brought more high-quality knights than the Knights of the leading aristocracy.”
“Their spirit is somewhat different but they are skilled enough to go to war.”
Unlike the aristocrats in the capital, the aristocracy in the north, which borders the Heifel Empire, recognized at a glance that the level of knights behind the Fifth Prince was high.
“The woman behind the Fifth Prince is a High-level wizard.”
“I didn’t expect him to have such talent behind him..….”
Officials at the tower also recognized Desia’s level.
Before entering the banquet hall, Desia has been following the order of the Fifth Prince of not to hide her Mana in front of others.
High-level wizards are such expensive human resources that they cannot operate on small estates.
In particular, Desia, who is following in the footsteps of the Fifth Prince, was young, forcing the attention of the officials of each tower to focus on her and the Fifth Prince.
Someone said, “What can you do even when you have good men? The Fifth Prince has no faction. It will be a lonely feast, obviously they are from the Emperor.”
‘I’m sorry, but I don’t need that to happen.’
He smiled and continued to walk.