As they expanded out from the 15 regions, they found some regions with some Dynasty Legatees. Of course, they were not gathered together and were instead scattered. There were Five Legatees in total who occupied 20 regions.
Each of them only controlled two or three regions, and some of them were not even fully controlled. There were also some regions between them, so if one had to draw a circle around them, there would be 20 regions in total.
They were the most powerful ones in those regions; not only did they have powerful indigenous residents, but they also had gathered many players. They had decent strength, but that was only in comparison to other Nation or Dynasty Legatees.
The Vietnamese Guard had no reason to attack these Dynasty Legatees because if they could not give a good reason, other people would feel threatened if they did so. After all, the Vietnamese Guard was already the largest faction in Vietnam.
If they casually destroyed a Dynasty Legatee's faction, everyone would feel threatened and ally together to attack them. It would be the same situation as Great Qin in China.
As such, it would be better to have Great Qin destroy those five Dynasty Legatee's factions.
The first was the Tran Dynasty, which was created in 1225. When Ly Chieu Hoang ceded the throne, Tran Thai Tong was enthroned. Because he was surnamed Tran, the Dynasty was called the Tran Dynasty.
The Tran Dynasty lasted for around 170 years, and in 1400, Ho Quy Ly dethroned the last Tran Emperor and declared himself Emperor, establishing the Ho Dynasty and causing the Tran Dynasty to perish.
The Tay Son Dynasty was established in 1771 when Nguyen Nhac, Nguyen Lu, and Nguyen Hue started peasant rebellions and attacked various cities, overthrowing the Quang Nam Quoc. Because the home district of the rebel leaders was Tay Son, the Dynasty came to be called the Tay Son Dynasty.
However, the Tay Son Dynasty was soon overthrown by Gia Long with French assistance. In May of 1802, Gia Long established Vietnam's last Dynasty - the Nguyen Dynasty.
The Dinh Dynasty was a vassal state created by China. Its creator, Dinh Bo Lin, unified Vietnam by defeating all the rebellious warlords and proclaimed himself Emperor in 968. In just 12 years, in 980, he was assassinated, and Le Hoan, the commander-in-chief of the army, dethroned the new child Emperor, causing the Dinh Dynasty to perish.
The Mac Dynasty was a Dynasty during the Southern and Northern Dynasties period. In 1527, Mac Thai To, a captain of the imperial guard of the previous Dynasty, usurped the throne and established the Mac Dynasty. In 1592, the Mac Dynasty was overthrown by the Later Le Dynasty. The Mac Dynasty's imperial family retreated to Cao Bang in the north of Vietnam until 1677 when the Later Le Dynasty assisted the Qing Dynasty to settle three rebellions and officially destroyed them.
The Trinh Lords were a noble feudal clan who were the de facto rulers of Northern Vietnam. It was controlled by the Trinh family and participated in the Later Le Dynasty overthrowing the Mac Dynasty.
Trinh Bong was the last of the Trinh Lords. Because of conflict with Later Le, he ruled for only one year before disappearing, and the Trinh Lords fell out of power.
Great Qin had precise intelligence on the five Legatees. The Tran Dynasty had a population of four million, nine City Lords, and 200,000 players; the Tay Son Dynasty had a population of three million, eight City Lords, and 250,000 players; the Dinh Dynasty had a population of five million, ten City Lords, and 300,000 players.
The Mac Dynasty had a population of four million, seven City Lords, and 150,000 players; the Trinh Lords had a population of five million, nine City Lords, and 400,000 players.
That was the strength of the five Legatees. In total, they had 43 City Lords and 1.3 million players, a total military force of about four million or so.
How could Great Qin care about such a meager force? Great Qin already saw them as something it had conquered already.
Since Great Qin was going to destroy them, the Vietnamese Guard did not have to care much about them and continued to expand outwards to 50 or so regions, which were controlled by system main city factions.
The players in those regions suffered a lot of hardship: they were forced to either submit to the system main cities or be slaughtered. There were only those two choices; there was no option for remaining neutral.
Taking away the original 15 regions, the 20 regions that the Dynasty Legatees occupied, and the 50 other regions out of the 120 regions that Great Qin wanted to take over, there were still 35 regions.
The system factions were incredibly savage to the players, making the players angry, but because the system factions had all gathered together, the players did not dare to attack. They could only hold in their anger.
Now, the Vietnamese Guard started to exaggerate the threat of the system factions. The Vietnamese described the system factions to be violent, cruel, and inhumane, comparing them to demons. They urged players to quickly leave and gave a notice that they would construct a Great Wall to prevent the system factions from suddenly attacking ordinary players.
This was supported by many Vietnamese players. All players knew about the system main cities slaughtering players, and since they were such a great threat, choosing to construct a Great Wall was a good idea.
Following this, the Vietnamese Guard started to construct the Great Wall - which was actually for Great Qin to defend against Vietnam.
Indeed, this Great Wall was for Great Qin rather than Vietnam; otherwise, why would Great Qin have the Vietnamese Guard construct it? After devouring so many regions, Great Qin would definitely be retaliated against by all of Vietnam, so Zhao Fu wanted to construct a Great Wall in advance.
In actuality, it would not be too difficult for Great Qin to wipe out Vietnam. However, if it really did this, how could the countries around Vietnam feel at ease? They would all ally together and attack Great Qin.
Zhao Fu did not want them to drag down Great Qin, so he could only do things one step at a time. That way, the matter would not be too serious and would not make others feel so threatened so quickly.
As they constructed the first Great Wall, the Vietnamese Guard then continued to make excuses and started to construct a second Great Wall beyond the 35 regions. That way, all 120 regions that Zhao Fu wanted would be within his grasp.
Because there were not enough people to build the Great Wall, the Vietnamese Guard hired many players to help out, giving them good wages.
There were naturally many people who were willing to participate, as they could earn money, protect their own safety, and help out Vietnam. They would be helping to re-establish order and build a brighter future - however, they had never expected that these two Great Walls were actually for the enemy.
By the time they found out, it would be too late, as these regions would belong to Great Qin. The regions that Great Qin devoured would become its strength and would never be able to be taken back. All there would be were regrets.
The Vietnamese Guard first reduced the threat of Great Qin, then reduced the threat of the system factions. Both of these were great threats to Vietnam, and now that the Vietnamese Guard had done this, its reputation skyrocketed, and countless people praised it.