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Chapter 4: Decadence

-- London, United Kingdom --

"This is BBC News, Westminster finally passed the new law this morning concerning our country's technological information. The Parliament decided to keep the technology ourselves and never leak it outside the country. However there are a few exceptions in civilian technology; limitations in military technology however remains the most censored to avoid any further leak. And government censorship in books and bookstores begins. To, of course avoid any technology to be leaked."

- Republic of Italica -

The Italican Navy is one of the most formidable and strongest in the continent, the country's seafaring & mercantilist tradition helped shaped the republic ever since its founding.

And because of it's strong naval presence, the country has been able to become prosperous due to its excellent security and development. And because of it, Italica has one of the highest standards of living in the world at the time; but who knows since a new country suddenly emerged that can claim on its title.

- The Arsenal -

The Naval Base of the Republic, where every ship is manufactured in excellent quality.

" Admiral, orders are to be standby."

" Very well, but build more ships and always do sea patrol in the seas."

"Yes Sir!"

12 Warships, as usual are going to their patrol duty in the surrounding seas of the country.

In the more prosperous districts of Italica, You would see the true decadence of the citizens. The wealthy families are the ones who control the country from the shadows.

The Napoli Family in particular, employs thousands of merchants in its service and brings back huge stockpiles of goods from the east. And, they usually sell the eastern commodities to the crowned heads and aristocrats of the continent. Making them the exporter of eastern goods in Roseby.

Their economic power helped the development of the country in the past decades. Therefore, granting them massive political influence in the country. The Napoli's owns several mansions back in Summerwyn and Italica.

- Italica, Prosperous district of Roma

Houses here are so big that they even rival those of the White Palace. Everyone here is so well off that the word "poor" and "war" doesn't exist to them. The arts are also flourishing, with all houses at least have one employed artist to make their houses more beautiful.

- Italica, Shopping District

The Shopping District is not far from Roma, the district is the consumerist paradise in the republic, not just in the country but the whole of roseby as well. it is also the fashion and cultural capital of the continent.

- Italica, Central District

This is the Central District, which is home to the White Palace and several government institutions and offices. There are also a few middle class that resides here. And the remaining residental areas for the much lower classes resides here.

- Shopping District, Mantua Market -

" Hey did you see that new cloth?"

" Whaaaat? There is a new trend?"

" Ohmygoshh, i loove this cake"

all sorts of murmur can be heard throughout the market, the market is like a mall to us in modern times. Thousands of people crowd the place and the coffeplaces are so packed and full.

however something odd was about to happened and slowly, everyone noticed that something is not right.

- noises from the sky -

- fighting sounds can be heard from the skies -

" OH MY GOSH WHAT IS THAT!"

" no way this cant be happening "

The wyvern force of the empire begins its clash with the Italican wyvern force just above the skies of the shopping district. Spreading fear in the shopping district, as thousands flee for their lives. Everyone is frightened and horrified at the battlefield in sky gets more intense. And the panic was enough to cause casualties in the shopping district, thousands of people immediately ran to get out of the district.

Causing stampede and damage to the surroundings in the process. Maria, who was the daughter of the wealthy Napoli Family, survived the stampede by hiding in the market's coffeplaces.

several hours had passed by and the battle was already over. Maria fell asleep on the coffehouse, and realizing she had slept in the table to avoid the crowds during the panic; she immediately took all her shopping bags and went out of the coffeehouse.

"Im still feeling a little dizzy uhh" she said while walking in the pavement.

There she saw one merchant salvaging all items he had left. And she approached him.

"Mister, may i know what happened?"

"This you mean? Oh, when the wyverns of two countries clashed earlier in the skies; the battle was almost 3 hours and everyone was getting out of here as soon as they could when the battle began. During those 3 hours, the panic was so big that many people had ran for their lives, many dying in the stampede and the bodies of wyverns that died fell in the district."

she looks in horror as every store she knew in the market was utterly destroyed and bodies of human and wyverns can be seen on the shopping district.

she looks back and asked the merchant, "so who won?"

"Italica won, but with a costly price. Our wyvern force defeated them an hour ago, they say our wyvern force was nearly annihilated and at the expense of also destroying the infrastructure of the shopping district"

Maria immediately went to her house in Roma, there her family waiting and worrying for her.

her mom approached and tightly hugged her, " Im glad your safe, all of us were worried in what might have happened to you"

"mom im fine, i just slept and took refuge in the coffeehouse so i got out unscathed"

"Good thing no wyverns fell in that place"

- Central District, White Palace -

- Magic Telegram from the Holy Estermage Empire

This is the Holy Emperor, Dudendorf. We are ordering your submission to the Empire immediately or else your citizens will suffer worse from that. I assure all of you, that true prosperity will come to your nation. This is the last warning to your petty republic. An Imperial fleet will be sent tomorrow and envoys will be there to secure your surrender, until tomorrow then-"

everyone in the hall was nervous and terrified on what could next possibly happen to them.

" i heard the emperor likes to execute.. "

all government officials we're unwilling to surrender to the empire at all cost; and their last stand was to keep the seas together and protect the mainland.

- Door opens -

- Admiral of the Italican Navy, Eduardo -

"Everyone Listen! Today im going to present the country's military strategy to survive this war!"

"Is it possible?" The president asked,

"Yes, tomorrow the Imperial Navy is coming right?, if so, we would then send half of our naval force there while keeping the half here. And for our remaining wyvern force, they will be used to protect the island. We purchased 100 wyverns from the east last year right? They might soon reach our country next month, so until then; we would annihilate the imperial navy and wait to regroup of wyvern force."

with all government officials having no idea on how to defend the country, they decided to accept the admiral's plan.

- Sienna, Kingdom of Summerwyn -

days after the diplomatic meeting in Lincliff, the Summerwyn party to leave for UK was finally prepared, with the the British party coming too. To start their trip, they then headed to a ferry waiting them in the city of Lincliff. Everyone was surpised and amazed on the feat the british can achieved. They we're then headed to London for the mission.

- Imperial Fleet, Seas of Roseby -

The Main force of the Imperial Fleet; consisting of 27 Warships, they are 13 heavy ships and12 light ships. Versus the 25 warships of the Italican Fleet.

- The Decisive Battle of Roseby Seas begins -


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