Chapter 240: Centuries of Strategic Planning (Three)
Lampard breathed a long sigh. The Archduke of Black Sand Region silently said,
"And over a hundred years ago, the first lowly merchant who lent money to King Mindis, his descendants are from one of the Thirteen Distinguished Families of Constellation. The affluent 'Sunflower', the Seucader Family who hold the position of the Count of Long Green Island."
Silence fell once again, but the air seemed much colder than before. Even the flames from the brazier had grown much weaker.
A long while later and with great effort, Archduke Olsius began to speak.
"The Constellatiates are also adept at toadying under the table. As with the Ancient Empire of the past, it doesn't explain anything." The archduke with the bowl cut shook his head heavily, seemingly trying hard to convince himself. "We're still the victors of the war twelve years ago."
The other archdukes glanced at him. Trentida looked hesitant whereas Lecco was silent.
"Toadying under the table?" Lam