Everyone Has a Castle: I Choose Elves to be in My Army - Chapter 4
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“You may continue hunting, but remember to retreat when you encounter monsters that you can’t defeat to ensure your safety.”
If the battle was not an assured victory, Gale did not want to put Cicely in danger.
Cicely was his safeguard. At the same time, her loyalty was full and maintained forever. Her appearance was also very pleasing to the eye. Who didn’t like such a battle unit?
Moreover, other people couldn’t even be envious because she was a unique battle unit.
“Yes, Master.” As if sensing Gale’s concern, Cicely smiled warmly.
Following which, she turned around and walked out of the light screen, her figure disappearing into the dense forest.
“There seems to be a huge number of monsters in the wild. The moment Cicely entered the area, energy points have started surging in.”
Gale could not help but think as he felt the warmth in his body and the increase in his strength.
The large number of monsters in the wild meant that it was supposed to be a test of the soldiers’ strength.
The weaker ones would be destroyed, and the Castle Lord would eventually lose all his battle units.
Those who were stronger would gain a lot of benefits, and so would their Castle Lord.
It could really be said that danger and opportunity coexisted together.
[Killed a Tier 1 Gray Wolf, Energy +7, Origin Edge +1
[Killed a Tier 1 Earth Bear, Energy +8, Origin Edge +1]
One after another, the streams of energy began to strengthen Gale’s body.
From time to time, there would be a notification that an Origin Edge had dropped.
Everything was going smoothly.
After killing a certain number of monsters in the wild, Cicely would then bring the corpses back to the castle.
As Gale had previously instructed her to try her best to preserve her body, the corpses that she brought back were nearly intact.
Not only did the number of Origin Edges in his hands increase, the number of spoils of war like wolf meat and bear meat also visibly increased.
Gale, who had nothing to do, looked at the castle behind him, that was dilapidated yet uniquely his.
[Elementary Castle (Unnamed)]
[Normal Structures: Warehouse]
[Military Structures: Random Battle Unit Pool (Unique)]
[Promotion Requirement: 2,000 units of wood, 1,000 units of stone]
[Next Tier: Intermediate Castle]
[Current Faction: None]
Looking at the last column, Gale raised his eyebrows.
Could it be that there would be a possibility to establish some organization or to join some faction in the future?
“Forget it, I don’t understand. Let’s not bother about it for now.”
Soon, Gale stopped paying attention to this point.
With a thought, all the meat, animal skin, and other spoils of war that he had collected disappeared from his sight and were stored in the warehouse.
This function was magical and convenient.
Gale began to think about the rest of his status notifications.
“I haven’t named my castle yet. What should I name it?”
“Since my initial Battle unit was an Elf, should I call it the Elf Castle?”
“The Military Building is acalled the Random Battle Unit Pool, so call it Random Castle?”
“It feels a little off… how about Above Heaven Castle… Emmm…”
“This is difficult!”
The names of the castles that he had chosen did not suit his liking.
Suddenly, a thought flashed through Gale’s mind.
“The Random Battle Unit Pool of my castle can recruit any type of battle unit, and what I choose will definitely be the best type of battle units. My castle shall thus be called the Ten Thousand Deities Residence.”
“After all, there’s no need to add ‘castle’ to the name of my castle.”
Hence, Gale decided on the name of his castle.
His current strength was not enough to leave the safety of the light screen. This remained so even after he had benefited from the killing of the monsters by Cicely by having an increase in his Energy Points.
The current Gale would still be killed instantly by a Tier 1 python if he stepped out.
He could thus only stay within the light screen.
Without a choice, he returned to the castle to rest.
After seating himself on the sofa and leaning against the backrest, Gale opened the [World Chat].
Within the chat, the liveliness had not decreased compared to the first time he opened it. The discussions still continued fervently.
After scrolling through the chat for a while, Gale discovered that many castle lords were posting messages asking for food.
“It’s just as I thought. Many people are facing food problems.” Gale nodded knowingly.
He saw a lot of requests for purchase. In the end, this even formed a ‘market price’.
” Exchanging one Origin Edge for four units of food.”
“Exchanging ten units of wood for one unit of food.”
“Exchanging five units of stone for one unit of food.”
Gale felt like laughing when he looked at these so-called “market prices” that were recognized by the masses.
He felt that the price set was too low.
Food was extremely precious during this period of time, to the point that it could even be said to be priceless.
For example, those who recruited Goblins, or those who recruited weak battle unit like the Militia, would be lucky if they managed to obtain materials around their castles without being attacked by wild monsters.
Food would be an extravagant hope for such a Castle Lord.
Also, the majority of battle units still needed to eat like humans.
Without food, the battle units would also die.
Although Gale had complained about the loot he got previously, he had to admit that this was reality, not a game.
Billions of Castle Lords, plus those battle units, would result in a huge demand for food.
Then, even if it was a painful price, many people would still pay for it.
This was inevitable.
Gale then opened the [Trading Channel] column.
It was very cold and cheerless. No Castle Lord was willing to take out their food to trade.
After all, wild monsters were already difficult to deal with, and killing them was even more difficult.
If one was not careful, their battle units might not return.
Towards the preciousness of food, everyone was well aware at this point.
Only those who had eaten their fill would have the spare resources to trade.
“Let me see how much I have now.”
Since Cicely started hunting, she had brought back a few corpses of wild monsters. After collecting them, he counted a total of 60 units of food.
Including the 15 units given at the beginning, Gale now had 75 units of food.
“Cicely doesn’t need to eat food, she only needs to absorb the energy of nature to replenish her consumption.”
“I can’t finish all this food, and besides, there’ll be more food units coming in when Cicely returns from her hunt…”
Gale thought for a moment before releasing information regarding transactions in the [Trading Channel].
[Exchanging one unit of food for one Origin Edge]
[Exchanging one unit of food for 20 units of wood]
[Exchanging one unit of food for 10 units of stone]
[Food Quantity: 70 units]
As soon as the transaction announcement was uploaded, the [World Chat] section exploded and started to flood with messages.