Oh - very glad to see another chapter. : D Now if Zhanxian, I Am The Monarch, and Pivot Of The Sky could get started, too, I'd finally have a full reading list again. The lack of romance does surprise me, given that the number of flags that the MC is planting is just as unreasonable as most harem novels. Of course, we have the give-away of the title, so we already know he's going to have to run a harem that - given the political nature of the work - will probably be filled with women who want him dead. : ) That 'feature' alone should lead to a more interesting harem situation than most.