“…That’s what I wanted to hear . That kind of self-purification among comrades is important . I think that is what Lord Rimuru believes . And when one of us goes astray, it is necessary to draw a clear line . That is what I think . ”
And so Diablo explained his idea to Souei .
The reason that the president of the Tempest Development of Human Resources Academy could not act this time was that there was no concrete evidence .
Even if the other schools were acting suspiciously, it was up to the views of people to determine whether it was right or wrong .
That meant that you could not judge what someone was doing as being evil just by your own intuition .
This was why there was a system of deciding by a majority, and you could not go against it .
So of course, it did not make sense to just blame the president .
The real problem was the lack of a surveillance system .
Monetary aid and bribery . They had different names but the result was the same . In that case, it was necessary to find proof of these actions .
What was needed was the establishment of a system that you could report to when you thought that something suspicious was happening .
“Regarding that, that was my mistake . I had my spy search the place, but no detailed reports had come up . ”
“I too have become lax due to the peace . Though, your spy may need to be punished…”
“That’s my concern . Now, you were talking about drawing a line . What do you mean?”
Souei’s eyes were telling him to get to the main subject .
Diablo continued to smile as he did just that .
“In other words, they attacked that line . ”
“Let me ask you a question . Do you think that people from other countries can meddle in the politics of our country?”
To Diablo’s question, Souei replied with, ‘Impossible . ‘
It was true .
Tempest’s political structure was separated into an Upper House and Lower House, and bills that were passed by the Lower House would still be discarded if the Upper House rejected it .
The Upper House was made up of the elite, and only those that Rimuru chose were allowed to join it .
The administration itself had Rigurdo at the top, and the members of the Lower House were elected by citizens . But in matters of legislation, the Upper House held much more power .
And during times of war, all of the institutions would serve under the Upper House .
As long as this system was in place, even if a foreigner gained citizenship, it would be difficult for them to meddle in the country’s politics .
Even if they managed to join the Lower House, they could not gain the highest level of power in decision making .
“Exactly . But what about in matters of business? Or in important institutions such as research?”
Souei’s answer was exactly the same .
His answer was that it was ‘impossible . ‘
Rimuru was surprisingly stingy when it came to money, and he had acquired all vested interests in advance .
There was no chance of getting in afterward .
As for the research institutions, heavyweights of the country such as Ramiris and Veldora were involved there, and of course, they left no room for people of other countries to enter .
“Yes! In other words, if those of other countries wanted to enter these important institutions, they will have to wait for the next generation . If they tried then…”
“I see . That’s the connection to the academy…”
Yes . Diablo nodded .
It meant that the enemy was at least smart enough to know that it was a waste of effort to try and force people in now .
So they would likely plan in the long term instead of just thinking in the short term .
You could say that these were formidable opponents .
-Corrupt the students and create discrepancies in their abilities .
If that happened, brilliant people will naturally flow into Tempest .
The students of Tempest would faithfully follow Rimuru’s words, and would not act with hostility towards any humans . That’s why they were probably holding their heads down now .
And like this, the enemy forces would start to control them and gain new authority .
This was a long plan that took this all into account…
However, because Rimuru had a distrust of the students at the academy, they had succeeded in catching the enemy’s plan by the tail .
“That is Lord Rimuru . He must have seen through everything . ”
Diablo said in an emotional voice .
Really? Souei seemed to doubt it, but he knew that voicing it would just make Diablo angry, so he kept quiet . He did feel like there was not any contradictiond in Diablo’s theory, and he couldn’t think of any other purpose .
And so he brushed it aside and asked Diablo a different question .
“So, why Ingracia? Can’t we just go to the empire and find proof of the bribery?”
Diablo kept smiling as he answered .
“Indeed, I thought of that too . However, I had one doubt when it came to that . ”
“Yes . A simple thing, really . These people are no longer nobles, so where did these funds come from?”
“…I see . There is a need to investigate that . ”
“Yes . Even if we found proof of this bribery, what if it’s not real…you cannot bribe someone without money, after all . The Ingracia Kingdom was one of the kingdoms that were left because of Lord Rimuru’s kindness . I don’t think the money came from the western countries, but it will be necessary to find out clearly where the money came from . ”
“I understand . You are probably correct to think in this way . ”
Souei said and closed his mouth .
The only thing left was to find out who was behind it all…
Diablo’s idea was simple .
They were not sure of the size of the enemy forces and the leader . That was all true, but it was clear that it was someone involved with the academy .
They should remain calm and slowly apply pressure to this enemy .
If they did that, the enemy would reveal itself without a doubt .
Diablo came to this conclusion . And now, they would just wait quietly for their departure time .