Tensei Kizoku wa Taishi wo Idaku! - Chapter 2: Three-year-old, Information gathering
Tensei Kizoku wa Taishi wo Idaku!
Chapter 2: Three-year-old, Information gathering
The fact that Isaac was a bit different was becoming a lot more clear by the time he reached the age of three.
His older brother Nathan was crazy about playing around and eating sweets, just like a typical 4 year old.
However, Isaac was acting quite out-of-place for a three year old.
When with his father, he’d roll around in the grass and play with his ball.
Isaac wanted to read a book but he also understood Randolph’s desire to play with his child.
(Well, a bit of exercise won’t be too bad right?)
Isaac, who thought so, went along with his father’s desire to play with his child.
Isaac’s attendants already spotted that, but Randolph was completely unaware of that fact.
The people around him didn’t bother to say it and so everyone went along with it.
No one wanted to tell the master that Isaac was playing only out of consideration towards his father’s feelings. Afterall no one would want to know that they were being taken care of by a three-year-old.
Isaac’s friends were basically all girls of the same generation.
At first, he wondered if this was being done to choose his fiancée candidate. But later on, he realized the truth.
All of the boys his age were playmates of his brother Nathan.
The reason could be easily guessed.
Most people think that Nathan will be the successor to the Marquis of Wellrod.
The power difference between the maternal relatives was too big.
Even if Isaac has priority right now, it is certain that Melinda will eventually get her parents to persuade Randolph into passing the inheritance to Nathan.
Most of the relatives were certain of it.
That was the reason why everyone wanted their sons to be close to the future heir Nathan.
However, thanks to that, Osamu learned quite a few things.
‘Tiffany’, the daughter of Lucia’s older brother, was brought in as a friend.
Osamu was very delighted when he learned that he had a cousin.
Lucia’s parent’s home, the earl of halifax.
She was a victim in the game, a side character whose fiance was robbed away in the game his sister played.
The Kingdom of Reed, the Earl of Halifax–.
From this information Isaac realized that he seems to have been reincarnated into the game that his sister played for some reason.
(But why is it this otome game? Couldn’t it have been the eroge that I played regularly…)
It is good to aim for power but it is also hard to throw away the happy harem ending where you can be surrounded with beautiful girls.
Especially for someone like Isaac.
(No, I can make it work)
Isaac’s father, Randolph, also has two wives, Lucia and Melinda.
Even if you make them concubines, it should not violate the ethics of this world.
If there were some complaints, all you had to do was to suppress them with power.
(To do that, power is needed)
‘Fortunately, if this world is the game world that my sister was playing, my future is bright.’
When he graduates from the Royal Academy, Jason the stupid prince breaks his engagement with his fiance Pamela.
Pamela is the granddaughter of the chancellor
By planning in advance, it’d be possible to bring the Windsors beside him by saving Pamela, who will be sentenced to death during the graduation.
If Isaac is able to gain more allies among the aristocrats, then his power would be comparable to the royal family by the time he reaches eighteen.
Of course, even Isaac knows that,
‘――From a full-time employee of an izakaya chain store, to climbing up the hierarchy to become a king…’
It was a very attractive future for Isaac.
‘Anyway, this is my second life.
It’d be foolish if I don’t try out everything this world has to offer.’
(For that reason, I have to collect knowledge first.)
People can make small mistakes, but collecting knowledge is important so you don’t make any big mistakes.
Isaac knew that.
“Adela, can I go to the study please?”
“Yes, it won’t be a problem.”
It’s common for children to read picture books when they are around Isaac’s age.
However, Isaac didn’t read those kinds of books.
At first everyone thought it was weird, but then the adults concluded that “it isn’t a problem if he’s smart enough to understand them.”
He still faced a bit of trouble walking, so Adela helped him to the study.
Being a hands-free child, her job as a nanny became very easy.
He first took a children’s book.
Of course, although it was for children, it was not a book that a three-year-old child would be reading.
It was intended for slightly older children.
The book he picked up was a book about the Kingdom of Reed.
It was easy to read because the characters were in japanese, probably because of it being an otome game.
It was a benefit of not being a completely new world, which in turn helped Isaac quite a bit.
The Kingdom of Reed was founded 500 years ago.
Those who founded the country together are called the aristocrats.
Among them, the four houses that got outstanding achievements became the Marquis families.
‘The Marquis of Wellrod.’
‘The Marquis of Windsor.’
‘The Marquis of Wilmente.’
‘The Marquis of Warwick.’
Taking the first letters of the family names, the four families commonly known as ‘4W’ are the pillars of the Reed Kingdom.
The combined territories of these four families account for 50% of the Reed Kingdom.
Therefore, lower aristocrats such as the Baron and Viscounts do not have their own territories and work as bureaucrats in the kingdom or in the territories of the Marquis and Counts.
(It’s a little disadvantageous to have only two other Marquis on your side. You need to have some Counts on your side as well and cut down those who are loyal to the royal family.)
The graduation ceremony of the Royal Academy is the decisive factor in the rupture of the relations between the Royal family and the Marquis families.
In the next 15 years, Isaac has to prepare for the rebellion.
(Before that, Nathan’s banishment is also necessary)
Therefore, I must think of a way to get the Marquis of Wilmente on my side as well.
Not just banishment, preferably elimination while at the same time making the Wilmentes into my allies.
They might be loyal to the royal family but it’ll be enough if I can just prevent them from taking any hostile actions.
Fortunately, another Marquis, The Marquis of Warwick, was on Isaac’s potential-ally list.
She will also be robbed of her fiancée by ‘Nicole Nettle Halls’, the main character of game “To the end of the world with you”.
If it is a reverse harem end, Nicole will be surrounded by many men- including the prince.
If done well, it may be possible to make the Marquis of Warwick have an antipathy to the royal family.
For that purpose, Nicole must achieve the reverse harem ending instead of the individual ending.
(Huh? So, it can’t be done without Nicole’s support?)
Nicole is the daughter of a Baron family.
Moreover, since her parents are bureaucrats in the kingdom, she lives like a commoner.
The game’s strategy site mentioned an alternative way in which you could make money by doing part-time jobs.
It would’ve been better if the main character just used her time to do the part time job.
(It’s bad. I want to write it on paper and put everything together.)
However, it would be a bad idea to write down his course of action on a paper.
Naturally, everyone would grow curious about what the child is writing.
If someone saw a rebellion plan, it would be a big deal even if it was written by a child.
For the good ending, it would be imprisonment, and if it’s the bad ending, Isaac would get executed.
(I have to keep everything inside my head. I can’t afford to die again.)
I may have read through the strategy site, but I don’t remember every single thing I read.
I have to keep the important information fresh and try not to forget them.
(It looks like I have a lot of time, but I also have a lot of things I need to do. Let’s get rid of the immediate things first then.)
Isaac set his immediate goal to improve his position within the Marquisate of Wellrod.
[PR note: Marquisate is what the territory of a marquis is called]
Next, assess all the relationships within the house.
Since he is an aristocrat, information such as the location and status of his relatives is also important.
Although he was in a difficult situation right now, he looked happy.
It’s much more fun to worry about new things like this than to repeat the same things every day.
Even if it is something that has much graver consequences.
Issac’s smile was perceived to be that of a playful child by Adela.
Little did she know how wrong she was.