A rainy day, where raindrops were torrential, the city was silent due to bad weather, strong winds hit houses and people took refuge in their homes, but for the poor only one death awaits without anyone helping.
At the end of the city to the north a fortified castle was erected, giving a view of how impregnable it is, in one of the towers it was still illuminated by the candles, giving the impression that there is someone still awake or a meeting was held.
The room is from an office, with its desk at the back of the room surrounded by several shelves full of books, in the middle of the room three people were accommodated in the highly luxurious sofas.
On the right was an old man, but solemn and haughty looking of a ruling lord, dressed in luxurious suits. On the other side was an old eunuch little reign, in his hands held several scrolls and beside him a very tall man who, although you could see signs of time did not diminish a cold and serious attitude, in addition his physique still retained its firm texture of steel.
"Thank you very much for coming and I regret that this meeting has to be at this time of night and with this climate of death" The man on the right leans slightly expressing his apology.
"Obeying your commands is not more than my duty, you should not apologize Feudal Lord" The hardened man speaks humbly.
"Yes, yes, Sir, this humble old man is always at your service" The eunuch expresses with a bit of panic.
The feudal lord waves his hand, but in his eyes an arrogance was reflected, he replies "But even so we must not forget chivalry; General Li, you are the only friend I trusted the most and I hope that I can count on your support in this company"
"I only obey, what are your commands?" General Li responds firmly.
"Elder Ye, you have been my father's advisor, you educated me when I was a child and thanks to your advice, I have won many things, as I could not apologize, besides I hope you are on my side and tell me the best way to execute my plan". The Lord Feudal speaks with the scholar in the same way.
"Of course, my loyalty is to the Zhao family, and I will do my best to fulfill my duties." The eunuch speaks almost shouting of nervousness.
Seeing that the presentations were finished, the feudal gentleman continues.
"As we know, Lord Feudal Chen and Lord Feudal Chu are in a confrontation, although now there are only skirmishes on their borders, the tension on both sides is very strong, any kind of large movement of troops that they detect will immediately initiate a war between both Feudal Lords".
The battles to increase their borders and domains is very common in any kingdom. Whoever does not want to govern a country or a massive and feared kingdom, therefore, wars are daily news for any inhabitant.
The Lord Feudal Chen had been harassing and sending several units to attack several border posts of the land of the Feudal Lord Chu, this because the limits was the border river, on the other side a forest that with the work could become farmland, something that was missing in the lands of Feudal Lord Chen, its land is rocky and arid, although due to its location it has many fortifications doesn't possess much farmland.
"It is true, it is imminent that a war comes to them, but my lord. What has to do with us?" General Li asks.
"On the surface nothing, but one day I asked myself why I do not take this opportunity?
At the question of Lord Feudal Zhao, the two look at him in dismay. The eunuch Ye understanding somehow responds. "My Lord, I think what he thinks is that when the war starts and both parties are at their most vulnerable, we can take the time to attack and take over everything. Is that your so-called opportunity, is not it true sir?
"Well, you're not my adviser for nothing," the Lord Feudal nods pleasantly and continues. "What you say is true, these two families have been facing each other for many years, although now there is a relative peace, it will not be long before the earth becomes stained with blood, therefore, my plan is to create several sneak attacks between the borders for that they face each other "
The general asks somewhat dissatisfied "What kind of sneak attacks my lord refers to"? General Li is one of the first rank, he doesn't like ideas of attacking in the shadows.
The Lord Feudal Zhao makes a gesture with his hand which the eunuch Ye displayed a map on the table where the Red River was mentioned in great detail, named for the various bloody scenarios that there were over the years, also the villages and border posts that existed.
"As I see it is obvious that the most defended side is the bridge in the center of the river, although you can cross through the river, you have to wait for seasons of low tide which very rarely happens and especially now that it is the season of rain and it looks like it will continue for a good time. But good to happen, so you can hide our tracks and while those two fight, we will increase our forces in the shadows to deliver a decisive blow. Therefore, the first part of my plan is to destroy border villages with troops disguised as soldiers of old Chen Aoyun, this action will alert Chu Yuan and send more troops in the borders thinking of a possible invasion, consequently, the tension will increase , these actions will continue in some villages between the two manors, so in a short time the war will begin.
Seeing this kind of plan, General Li understood that it is deceiving the two to speed up the war once and for all, but as a general he did not like the despicable idea of using the poor villages as disposable pieces. He could only swallow those words.
"I understand your plan my Lord, but you must understand that, if you want to seize those lands, His Highness the King will surely intervene when he detects anomalies" The eunuch Ye expresses his opinion in a disturbing way, if two feudal lords confront, the King won't intervene but if a third party takes advantage of the situation and takes all the spoils of war, he won't' turn a blind eye.
"Don't worry about that" Mr. Feudal Zhao speaks positively. "The right-wing minister is on our side, I promised him that if he gave my eldest daughter in marriage, he would help us persuade the King. All we have to do is wear out old Chu's forces to such an extent that he will have to ask for help from us. "
Because of the neutral position he handled, asking for help would not be surprising.
"If Lord Feudal Chu asks for help, which is what we are going to ask for" The eunuch expresses his concern. There is no free lunch, if you want support you will have to pay some price.
"Of course I know what I want." After a moment of silence, the feudal lord Zhao speaks with a solemn and cunning expression. "I want your daughter as my wife."
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