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“May I have the Queen’s permission to speak?”
“Duke Shutia, you have my permission to speak.”
My maternal uncle, the Duke of Shutia, is standing beside my father. —His daughter, my cousin, is married to the Crown Prince of the neighboring kingdom of Balm.
“I am just as angry as my brother-in-law at the harm done to my lovely niece. From now on, the Dukes of Shutia will not make any further deals with the Counts of Sachs, the Viscounts of Thoma, the Viscounts of Koch, or the Barons of Weil! Moreover, these four families will be banished from the territory of the Duchy of Shutia!”
The hall was abuzz with the words of the Duke of Shutia.
The Duchy of Shutia faces the neighboring Kingdom of Balm and must pass through the Duchy of Shutia territory to enter the Kingdom of Balm.
The Counts of Sachs, the Barons and Viscounts of Weil, Thoma, and Koch are now cut off from trade with the Kingdom of Balm.
“May I also have my say, Your Majesty the Queen?”
My paternal uncle, the Duke of Crepes, steps forward. —His son, my cousin, is married to the princess of the neighboring kingdom of Kvor.
“Duke Crepes, you have my permission to speak.”
“Thank you very much. The Dukes of Crepes will not make any further deals with the Counts of Sachs, the Viscounts of Thoma, the Viscounts of Koch, or the Barons of Weil! These four families are forbidden to enter our territory!
There was an even louder commotion than before.
The Dukedom of Crepes borders the neighboring Kingdom of Kvor.
The Counts of Sachs, the Viscounts of Thoma, the Viscounts of Koch, and the Barons of Weil were now completely cut off from trade with the kingdoms of Balm and Kvor.
No family would want to do business with them unless they were in the sights of the Marquises of Filta, the Dukes of Shutia, and Crepes.
They have no choice but to leave the kingdom of Meister and move abroad.
But you cannot go to the kingdoms of Balm and Kvor because you cannot pass through the territories of the Dukes of Crepes and Shutia.
The only place you can move to is the Kingdom of Skorupion, which you can reach without passing through the territories of those three families.
Thirty years ago, the Kingdom of Skorupion was enriched by the discovery of a magic stone that could purify poison (miasma). However, there is no guarantee that this prosperity will continue in the future…
“That’s a reasonable judgment.”
Her Majesty affirmed the words of Duke Shutia and Duke Crepes.
The families of Countess Sachs, Viscountess Thoma, Viscountess Koch, and Baroness Weil were taken by surprise.
They probably didn’t expect the sparks from the fire to fall on them.
Perhaps they did not expect to receive such a severe punishment.
That must be why they were able to look at the condemned family members with such coldness.
How naive. In a country where nobles and commoners are often held jointly responsible, The wife or son of an insane person is also insane.