001-The beginning of the plot
Jake was sitting in his office alone as usual while he handled the fiefdom paperwork when there was a knock on the door.
When the door opened Jake saw his brother with a worried look on his face.
"What happened Peter?"
"Its serious brother the second princess was attacked by bandits while she was coming here"
The second princess was Jake's fiancée. Their engagement was decided after Jake and Peter's father died fighting the demons during the last demon invasion. The royal family saw this as a way to seize some of the lands and resources of the Aldcrest fiefdom. Unfortunately for the royal family, things didn't go as expected. Jake was not naive and did not become a puppet of the royal family despite the efforts of those who offered their hand to the second princess who was said to be one of the most beautiful women on the continent. Even worse was that the second princess ended up falling in love with Jake. Due to that, their engagement went ahead.
So, when Jake heard those words, he jumped out of his chair and said to his brother.
"Indicate the way we will rescue her and exterminate these bandits"
When Peter heard those words, he led the way with an evil smile on his lips that Jake didn't notice. Everything was going according to his plan.
Along the way Jake realized that the group of soldiers accompanying them to exterminate the bandits were smaller than usual. Paying even more attention, Jake also realized that these weren't the usual soldiers who normally accompanied him. At this he turned to Peter and asked.
"Why do we have such a low number of soldiers for this mission and where are the soldiers that are normally with me?"
"There was a sighting of a group of centaurs in a nearby village, so I dispatched the usual soldiers and a few more to see if we can capture them."
Faced with that answer, Jake realized why he had such a low number of soldiers and why they weren't the usual ones.
After all, some types of monsters could be captured. Once captured, monsters can be used for many things. Centaurs can be used for transport and fighting. Due to their strength and speed, they are great for pulling carriages. As for fighting, they are excellent archers and can make attacks while breaking the front lines. The only problem with this is that it is difficult to get enough of them to fight and make them fight for the humans. Due to this only the royal family in the Eyozosha empire has an army of centaurs at their disposal. There were some nobles who tried to have some, but in the end, they sold them to the royal family or wealthy merchants.
If they manage to capture the centaurs it would be great for the Aldcrest fiefdom, not that the fiefdom was in need of money, but it's always nice to have some extra income.
After knowing the reason Jake continued to lead the troops to rescue his fiancée.