Zhang Nu received the reports of the 3000 goblins having moved onto the farms.
They'll be able to start contributing to the work soon.
As the farms were being quickly expanded, they'll start bringing in many times the profit they once had. Of course, as the farms are expanded, they also require more management and protective forces as well.
The several thousand goblins will all need daily necessities as well.
Beyond that, their housing, farm tools, and various other equipment and designs will also have to catch up to their numbers as well, so they'll also need to construct a goblin town to simplify management.
It wasn't just the goblin town either.
The population of his territory was rapidly increasing.
This expansion of his faction will also correspondingly bring with it a number of issues in terms of governance.
Zhang Nu planned to construct a city around the Demon King Castle. Thus, he also needs to summon more draconian laborers to complete this work.
The ambush in the black forest earned him over 30,000 gold last time.
The goblin tribe conquest this time earned him over 10,000 gold.
Add in his territory's normal daily income, his current treasury has reached around 100,000 gold or so. That's by no means a small number.
Zhang Nu planned it out.
First, he spent 22,500 gold to summon 1,500 laborers then promoting 500 of them into high laborers.
The normal laborers will be responsible for quarrying stone, cutting wood, transporting materials, and the construction of basic structures. The high laborers will be crafting various tools and equipment.
Then he spent 20,000 more gold for 200 more draconian soldiers.
Zhang Nu needed to expand his draconian army. In the near future, he planned to expand the draconian army to 1000 in total and also increase the number of high ranking soldiers among them to up to 100.
Actually, after this round of summonings, his racial unit population has finally reached 3069.
Of them, there were 1815 draconian laborers, 700 high laborers, 480 draconian soldiers, 50 draconian high soldiers, and 15 draconian battlemages. (T/N: That math doesn't check out... where'd the 9 extra come from?)
The total number has finally broken 3000!
What did that mean exactly?
It means that the requirement for summoning a draconian priest has been reached!
The draconian priest is a new Lord level unit.
Although it's extremely costly in terms of price, it's definitely worth the price to summon!
Zhang Nu can be said to have waited for this moment for a long while now, so after he satisfied the conditions, he immediately went ahead with the summoning.
Suddenly, the Demon King Altar shook.
An unusually powerful force descended.
This presence was unusually strong, stronger than any other existence that Zhang Nu has seen before, above even that of the draconian general Zhang San.
Following a flash of light, a figure descended before the Altar.
By draconian standards, the figure in question wasn't particularly tall. He's about 2.5 meters, dressed in a simple brown robe, wearing a mask on his face, and holding a wooden staff.
He looked very ordinary in terms of just appearance, not having anywhere near the amount of presence that the draconian general did.
Even so, Zhang Nu knew that the draconian priest is not to be underestimated.
He checked the details on the draconian priest.
[Draconian Priest]. Level 2 Lord unit. 300 HP, 500 MP, 20 Strength, 30 Constitution, 30 Agility, 60 Will. Loyalty 100% (Locked). Tiredness 10%. Hunger 10%.
Skills: Winged Drake Form (Talent), Teleportation Field (C Rank), Healing Field (C Rank), Death Field (C Rank), Weakening Field (C Rank), All-Knowing Eye (D Rank), Thunderfall Curse (D Rank), Flame Explosion Curse (D Rank)...
Description: This is a draconian priest bearing the blood of the abyssal winged drake. He has exceptional intellect and strategic skills. He's capable of various healing, support, attack, scouting, and support spells. Utterly loyal to his lord.
That's way too amazing.
The draconian priest might not be as strong as the draconian general on the combat side, but the draconian priest isn't a combat specialized unit in the first place.
It can be seen from the skills and their ranks, but the draconian priest is far more powerful than the draconian general!
Beyond that, a draconian priest is highly intelligent and very skilled in terms of governance and strategy, so they also have hidden worth as advisers.
As expected of a unit costing 30,000 gold.
The draconian priest stepped forward and respectfully knelt down.
"This old one greets my lord!"
Zhang Nu nodded, "Rise. From today on, you'll be known as Li Si. You'll be aiding me in the management of the territory."
The draconian priest Li Si stood up, "It is this old one's honor. I shall put forth my greatest efforts and with my utmost loyalty. I will absolutely not betray the grace that my lord has shown."
The Draconian priest and draconian general are both high grade draconians.
In fact, they are real abyssal draconians.
The draconian general has the ability to transform into an abyssal earth drake and the draconian priest has the ability to transform into an abyssal winged drake. The latter's bloodline is a bit stronger though.
Compared to the earth drake, the winged drake doesn't have a very strong body.
Although their defenses are weaker, their mobility and magic abilities are far stronger.
The draconian priest's skills are quite specialized. Several of their core skills are all field types. The special point is that the skill effect is distributed over time, so the priest will be extremely vulnerable before they get those skills off.
In other words, a draconian priest would be no match for a draconian general in close combat.
That said, each and every one of those field skills are also extremely potent. This is especially true on the battlefield. Their area of effect is extremely large, and they have very powerful effects on a larger scale.
Something especially worth mentioning is the draconian priest's "Teleport Field".
This skill can create two fields in different locations, and then enact the instantaneous transportation of units between those two fields. Its worth in the strategic sense cannot be understated!
When paired up with the draconian general, one has tactical leadership skills, with a specialization in acting as the vanguard, while the other has numerous field effects, specializing in support.
The final result is that, together, they produced a far greater effect than the sum of their parts.
Zhang Nu was already quite strong, but now that he has Zhang San and Li Si acting as his hands, the result is like adding wings to a tiger!
His Demon King enterprise has been developing for a month now.
The preparations made during the early period have been completed.
He is now ready and able, so Zhang Nu believes it is now time to start making war strategies.
At this moment, a transmission bat flew before him and spoke out in Su Yan's voice. She was reporting the current progress of her work.
"Everything is going smoothly so far!"
"I've almost reached Giantree City!"
"Then, I'll do my best to scout out the enemy for you!"
Zhang Nu smiled at the report.
This spy seemed to be quite successful so far.
Here's hoping that she really will be able to show her worth and bring him useful information.