Eventually, he settled on his first objective: “I have to take down the Chancellor.”
The current chancellor, who had been the biggest villain of the Imperial Faction and the cause of much of the crown prince’s suffering in his past life.
Originally, he was a genius who had taken down one of the leaders of the Imperial Faction, a marquis, and made a viscount into a marquis.
He was known for his ability to balance the opinions of the nobles, neutrals, and members of the Imperial Faction.
But his greatest claim to fame was his reputation for honesty. He was said to be so clean that even if he built a public works project, he would personally give away most of it to those who followed him, causing the emperor to promote him to the position of chancellor.
But that was all a lie.
“Bullshit about being honest….”
As the crown prince sharpened his pencil, he cursed the chancellor under his breath.
When he was younger, he had thought the chancellor was honest, too.
“That was all for show.”
The chancellor was as greedy and conniving as they come, with a stomach full of thousands of earthworms.
And his true nature would be revealed after the emperor’s death.
He would split the empire and indulge his own desires under the pretext of taking the place of someone who was weak in both power and foundation.
Kariel gritted his teeth again and burned with anger towards the Chancellor.
If it weren’t for the Chancellor, Kariel would have suffered a third less in his previous life.
“Ha…let’s calm down.”
Knowing that getting angry would only make himself more miserable, Kariel meditated and tried to suppress his anger.
The bundle of fire inside him was easily influenced by the emotion of anger, so if he was consumed by extreme anger, it would only be angerous.
“Your Highness, I have brought the books you ordered!”
Kariel ordered the servant to come in with a pile of books on a cart.
“Is this all of it?”
“No, Your Highness. I think we need about four more piles of books like this.”
Kariel momentarily forgot his words, realizing the immense amount of books that already filled the room and the fact that it was expected to quadruple in the future.
But then he nodded and ordered the servant to leave.
“It’s a lot.”
Starting with the most basic books, Kariel began to read them one by one.
Although he wanted to call in prominent professors from the academy to consult with them, he had to bear the risk of leaking his own information if he did so.
He found it more comfortable to look into things alone.
Looking at the massive amount of books, he had a momentary thought of asking professors about unimportant information. However, he shook his head shortly after.
There were too many smart people in the capital. It was a gathering place for anyone who was smart enough to be useful in the empire, so they could collect scattered pieces of information and deduce the information that Kariel wanted to hide.
Eventually, he decided to investigate things on his own and started organizing things in order of importance.
I planned to start with the easiest task among these four. The most clear hint given by the God was the werewolf combat technique, so I started looking for information related to it.
Despite that, the books in the imperial library contained quite sophisticated information. Kariel slowly flipped through the shelves, starting with the monster encyclopedia.
“Hmm, monsters are not to be taken lightly either.”
Kariel shook his head, remembering his past life. He still trembled at the thought of the monster wave. Even though the regional districts had warned them several times, they couldn’t properly prepare due to the damn rebellion and the attacks of neighboring countries.
As a result, they had to evacuate just before the capital was about to fall. Looking back, it was a very unfair situation. He had tried to prepare for the monsters, but had missed the timing due to the damn rebellion and attacks from neighboring countries.
The flames of anger once again ignited the burning mass inside Kariel’s head. He immediately closed his eyes and meditated, shouting inwardly, “Stay calm,” to suppress his anger.
Kariel, who had barely managed to suppress his anger, began to read the monster encyclopedia. It wasn’t just a simple list of their characteristics, but contained detailed information about each monster, just like a book that even the imperial family would read.
Among them, there were descriptions of the powers used by each race.
“There is definitely value in researching mana cultivation methods,” muttered Kariel, nodding his head.
As someone who had delved deep into the study of mana to quell the Flames, Kariel held the value of mana cultivation methods used by monsters in high esteem.
Being from a different place, Kariel had a non-biased view of monster techniques.
However, with the outbreak of monster waves, Kariel delved deeper into the study of monster mana utilization, discovering that in some ways, monsters had reached a level of mana utilization far beyond humans.
Of course, magicians and scholars didn’t appreciate Kariel’s interest.
After all, since the emperor was researching the techniques of primitive monsters, he must have been insane from the perspective of the scholars.
“Scholars have a narrow-minded view…”
Kariel muttered, biting his tongue.
Then, he picked up a book that contained all the ways to utilize mana on the continent.
Most of them were well-known, but there were some interesting ones as well.
“It’s definitely interesting.”
Kariel muttered, turning the pages of the book.
Even scholars couldn’t imagine how many more types of mana utilization existed in modern times.
Of course, when viewed broadly, there were only two types of mana utilization.
These two methods, handed down from ancient times, have evolved into various ways today.
Humans and other races use mana refinement methods.
The majority of races called “monsters,” excluding humans, are inclined towards the mana cultivation method.
The reason why humans chose the mana purification method was simple. Each method had clear advantages and disadvantages, and the advantages of the mana purification method that humans chose were as follows: