Yes, Selvih's way of thinking was correct. Education was the way to develop the territory in the long run.
It could train human resources for the territory, and it was the easiest way to change one's mind.
Narita said: "Your idea is great, however, it is extremely difficult to execute. First, you will face the fierce opposition of the nobility."
"Besides… The royal family doesn't approve of this either. Do you want to be isolated from other kingdoms?"
Selvih heard that and smiled: "Hahaha.. What about isolation? We live in the fog, so aren't we isolated now?"
Narita didn't know what else to say.
Selvih continued: "Actually, I don't care about the issues you just talked about. What we are most concerned about is still not having the human resources to carry out these projects."
"We're in need of a school."
"School?" Narita confusedly asked, "You mean the academy?"
Selvih shook her head: "No, I mean school. It's a place where everyone can go to learn. Ah! That was Kiki's idea."
"Hahaha… My man is weird, but he is very reliable. His ideas seem to be subverting the concept of this world."
Narita nodded, indeed Hikaru's thoughts were extremely bizarre and were subverting the normal conception of this world.
However, Hikaru's thoughts were directed towards 95% of this world's population.
That means if he implements those ideas, 95% of the world's population will support him.
But no matter how many ant's there are, an ant is still an ant. The remaining 5% of the population are people who are able to use magic and possess tremendous power.
Those people, of course, don't want to be judged on the same level as normal people.
Because of that, they would probably band together to attack Hikaru. At that time, would he help Hikaru?
Narita didn't know because he had only just met Hikaru, and he still didn't understand what kind of person Hikaru was.
Narita didn't want to think too much about it, he asked: "So... what do we need to do now?"
Selvih thought for a moment and then said, "First, we need to build schools."
"Schools cannot be located near residential areas to avoid ambient noises that disturb learning."
"Besides, we need to spread the word that learning is a must, that any child or anyone who is illiterate needs to learn."
Narita heard that and felt confused, he asked: "Wait! Why force them to go to school?"
"It was a huge honor to go to school, even for nobles it was something to be proud of."
"I'm afraid if they hear that they're getting free schooling, they'll immediately rush to… hm… 'school'. Until then, even if you want to chase them away, you won't be able to."
Selvih heard that and smiled: "Hahahah… I used to think so too. But that thinking is completely wrong."
Selvih nodded: "Narita, if you are illiterate, you can still survive in this world normally."
"Besides, what if you are literate, but don't have the strength to survive in this place?"
"At that time, will literacy be important to you?"
Hearing Selvih's words, Narita thought about it and felt that it made perfect sense. That's right, in this world, as long as you're stronger than others, you can easily survive.
But even if you were literate, you wouldn't be able to afford to survive in this world.
In short, even if you don't know how to read, it's okay. But having no power was a big problem.
"It's all because Kiki told me." Before Narita could finish his sentence, Selvih spoke.
"So… did he tell you the solution?"
"Of course, he said we should just give them a reason to learn."
"That's right. For example, we will give the entire population a chance to come into contact with magic. However, they need to be literate."
"You mean… they have to go to school to have a chance to come into contact with magical materials and become adventurers, right?"
Selvih smiled and nodded, she added: "That's right. If people want to work here, they need to be literate or make a requirement to complete the elementary course."
"That way… everyone will voluntarily go to school. Besides, we have to let them know the benefits of learning."
Hearing that, Narita felt extremely surprised, he did not think that Hikaru could think about so many things and know everyone's life so well.
Selvih sighed and said: "However… It takes a very long time to do these things. 4,000 mixed-bloods are coming to this place, so we need to get everything ready to receive them."
Narita nodded and said, "So… Do you have any plans?"
Selvih explained: "We have a concrete plan in place, however, the matter of temporary schooling can be postponed. First, we need to take care of the following."
"First, when the mixed-blooded people come to this place. I plan to keep them in the temporary residential area, I'll call it Elkia - 1 for now."
"However, there are other people with magical abilities in that area, so I'm afraid that it will be difficult for them to blend in."
"That's why, I think it's important to keep them in a separate area. The area must also fully meet the living needs such as food, shelter…"
"Secondly, it is a matter of food. We are building a kind of building called 'Greenhouse', which is a building that can help us develop agriculture."
"If agriculture develops, the problem of food will also be solved."
"Wait! You say… you have some kind of building that can block the poison of the mist and grow crops inside it?" Narita asked, startled.
Narita took a deep breath, he felt that this was too amazing. It must be known that the thing this world lacks the most right now is food.
If there were a country that possessed a normal method of producing food, the balance of power would change immediately.
Just like a noble after eating a cake, he would never touch monster meat again.
Besides… if agriculture appeared, it would also solve all the problems surrounding food. It would even solve medicinal problems.
"But… aren't you worried about the will of the world?" Narita suddenly asked, surprising Selvih.
"The will of the world? What do you mean?"
"I mean… if it's farming, it's no different than letting agricultural crops absorb the nutrients of this world. Like that… the will of the world will surely get angry."
"Ah… that's why in ancient times, agriculture didn't develop?" Selvih laughed.
Narita nodded, "That's right. In ancient times, the pope was afraid that we would plant too many trees, which would suck up the world's nutrients. This would then make the will of the world angry so it was strictly forbidden to develop agriculture."
"Hahahaha..." Selvih suddenly laughed, startling Narita.
She hugged her stomach, and lay on the sofa and laughed very comfortably.
"You… What are you laughing at?" Narita asked, confused. He felt as if Selvih was teasing him.
"You really are stupid. Okay… I also thought that developing agriculture would cause the land to lose its energy, but I didn't think that the will of the world would be angry."
Selvih said this while wiping a few tears from the corners of her eyes from laughing too much: "This project is completely different and Kiki also has a plan to not cause the soil to lose its nutrients. But this way is a bit… dirty."
That's right, Selvih remembered what Hikaru talked about and she shivered, and she felt dirty. But she believed what he said so she didn't have any objections.
"That's right. Okay, you don't have to worry about that. Let's continue with the matter of the inhabitants of our territory."
Selvih tried to calm down then said: "The third problem, it's the employment problem. Kiki once said that if one has too much free time, many wrong thoughts will arise."
"That's why we have to help everyone in this place get a job. But what kind of work can be done for them? How is the salary going to be paid? What will those jobs contribute to this territory..etc."
"All of that is a big question. For now, we must focus on this employment issue first."
Narita nodded and said: "There are too many problems to solve."
"That's right..." Selvih sighed, "But this won't make it difficult for me. No matter how difficult it is, I will help him."
When Selvih said that, she fixed her gaze on the distance. Narita could tell that Selvih's eyes were filled with love and trust.
Narita didn't understand why he asked, but he said "May I ask why you love him?"
"I mean…with your beauty and status, you could easily become the wife of a king of an ancient kingdom, and then enjoy a comfortable life."
"You don't even need to worry about managing the kingdom or the like."
"Now that you are dealing with countless problems for Hikaru again, do you have any regrets?"
Selvih smiled and said: "From the time I fell in love with him, I have never regretted it. On the contrary… I just feel like I haven't done much for him, which makes me feel worried."
"Worry? What are you worried about?"
Selvih bowed her head and said, "I'm just worried that one day he won't like me anymore. I worry that one day I will become useless to him. What will be my value then?"
"Perhaps… until then, even being a tool for his sexual gratification would be fine. As long as I can be by his side, that's enough."
"You..." Narita wanted to say something but in the end he couldn't say anything.
Selvih was extremely beautiful, and also extremely talented. Narita had just spoken to her for the first time but he felt that her management skills were very good.
Besides, Selvih's Tier and strength were also very high.
If the other ancient kingdoms knew about Selvih they would definitely rush into a fight.
No, even the Sanctuary would take possession of a girl like Selvih.
But now Selvih thinks that she was of no help to Hikaru. What the hell was happening here?
Am I crazy or is the world crazy?