After Ceres broke through the 25% blood purity barrier, Ivo went to his father, who was currently resting with Cleo and Vesta.
Seeing Ivo's arrival, Cleo said "Hi son, is there any problem with Ceres?"
Ivo smiled bitterly, now that his mother found out about Ceres's pregnancy, she transferred all her love with Ivo to her future grandson, and now she is constantly trying to give Ceres advice on how to properly take care of herself and the child, telling awkward stories from the childhood of Ivo and Vesta.
Ivo replied "No mom, everything is fine, I need to talk to my father in private"
Kato, who was enjoying his rest, sighed, got up from his chair and went to the exit "Not a minute of rest, okay, let's go and discuss what you wanted to talk about."
Ivo said nothing and together with his father they left the house. Finding a quiet place, Ivo began to say, "Father, I was able to grow peaches, but these are not simple peaches, but those that can purify our blood."
Kato's relaxed look was completely gone after he heard Ivo's words. Looking around, he said, "Do you have a peach with essence ?!"
Ivo was confused "Essence? What is essence? "
Kato replied, "Didn't the shaman teach you this? Some hunters sometimes found various things that could enhance them, such as the Griana flower. This flower can sometimes be found during the full moon, if you brew it, then after drinking the drink, the warrior accelerated the purification of his blood. "
Then Kato thought, "Any thing that can improve cultivation is called essence. But I've never heard of anyone growing an essence product. "
Stopping thinking about it, he said, "How tsar you have to get stronger, so eat this peach before no one sees it"
Ivo laughed at what he heard, Kato looked at Ivo in confusion, finally Ivo calmed down and said "Don't worry, I have already eaten the best of the peaches, just from this peach we got the weaker ones, which I am talking about. Do you understand what this means? "
Kato was even more surprised, "Can you constantly grow new peaches with essence now?"
Ivo nodded satisfactorily and handed the 3 peaches into Kato's hands, then said, "As an empire tactician, you also need to maintain your combat capability. Hopefully with these 3 peaches you can break through the barrier. "
Kato asked "You only have 3?"
Ivo shook his head "No, I have 7 of them, but according to my research, only 3 peaches a month will have any effect, if you eat more, nothing will happen."
Kato did not know what research was in question, but he was not interested, he just believed his son. Then he said "If you have no further plans for these peaches, I suggest giving 3 peaches to Vesta and 1 more Cleo. Your mother is not very eager to fight and she does not need strength yet, but Vesta, that's another matter. She constantly asks to join the legion, but I constantly refuse her "
Ivo nodded in agreement, "I will do so, besides, do not throw out the peach seeds, I can plant other peach trees, which will also grow peaches, but unfortunately their effect will be weaker than these peaches. But then we will have a lot of them and we will be able to gradually strengthen our Empire "
Kato was even more surprised, still stunned Kato, suddenly felt Ivo pat him on the shoulder and said, "By the way, I forgot to say, after you break through the barrier, the problem with children will disappear, so if you don't want Vesta and me a younger brother or sister has appeared, I advise you to be careful "
When he finished speaking, Ivo handed over 4 more peaches and left his dazed father. A few minutes later, Kato looked at the 7 peaches in his hands and then swallowed, thinking that he now holds the greatest treasure and hope of the Empire in his hands.
[2 AR June 11]
The next day, Ivo visited his family again, where he learned that his father was able to break through the barrier, but his sister was unlucky. Looking at her stats, he saw that the purity of her blood was now 23%. Therefore, she will have to break through the barrier on her own.
After Ivo visited his family, he headed to the alcohol workshop, where the first alcohol was already prepared. Although the first drinks were not as good as the ones in Ivo's memories, this alcohol is much better than alcohol in the Republic, so Ivo proceeded to fulfill his plan.
[2 AR June 16]
It has been 5 days after the first money appeared in the Empire and now almost everyone is interested in these round metal things, since in addition to the fact that you can get alcohol for them, these coins are quite beautiful in themselves.
Ivo found that all alcohol is priced at 15 crowns, and the farmer receives 25 crowns a month. A simple soldier of the legion receives 35 crowns. Accordingly, the salary of officers is higher than that of the soldiers of the legion.
In the first month, Ivo decided to pay kroons every week, and all subsequent ones every month. This is done so that people can taste the wine and understand the value of money.
In the meantime, the whole Empire understood the crowns, Ivo, together with the council, discussed plans for organizing the Empire.
[2 AR July 3]
Within a month, the people of the Empire began to get used to crowns. Thanks to a special policy, everyone began to exchange some things for crowns. This is due to the fact that Ivo began to charge crowns for various services. For example, although the basics of the language and arithmetic are free, to study a more advanced level you have to pay a few crowns. And now any good position requires exactly this advanced knowledge.
In addition, the council announced a large-scale restructuring of this settlement, now, instead of a tribe, the city of Esnpolis is based on this place. Naturally, Ivo spent 50 FP to study as an architect and prepare a detailed city plan.
The city was divided in half by a river that flowed into the ocean. The Ivo estate under construction was located in the north of the city. The richest area will be around the Ivo estate. If you move to the north for a couple of kilometers, then you can get to the future port area. Although the Empire's shipbuilding is not at all developed, this can be fixed in the future.
In the same affluent area, Ivo also wants to build a palace that will host political receptions and council meetings.
Below the wealthy district, there will be a Middle Income District, where many people of the empire will be able to afford to buy houses here. There will also be a commercial zone here.
Even lower will be the usual area, which will have the cheapest houses, as well as the main production will be concentrated here, which makes a lot of noise and dirt. However, elite workshops, such as Ivo's workshop, will be able to be located in the middle area.
And in the end, this whole city will be surrounded by a high stone wall and Ivo's dream will finally come true, because in this dangerous world only behind strong walls you begin to feel safe.
When the plan was developed, Ivo organized a population census, and then he announced plans to build a city, as well as different prices for houses, so many people began to save crowns without spending them on wine. From that moment on, the crowns were entrenched in the empire as valuable things.