The preview has already coming out and already things are getting even tense when all of the aristocrats (with the exception of Felkina of Sigil and Limbeld of Lusinia) loathed Hiroto and the vampire so much that they actually threaten to start a revolt against Leonidas so long the new king refuse to comply to their demands of impeaching Hiroto and the vampires. In my past experiences in reading this series, out of any enemies Hiroto have confronted, both externally and internally, Hybride's aristocrats (specifically the Anti-Hiroto Faction) are his worst enemy because of their pride and ego but I never seen such hostility from these guys into wanting both Hiroto and the vampires to be exterminated, to the point raising arms to rebel no less. Even Ramsus-one of the villains in the series-find the aristocrats' behavior has gone too far but alas, they are too bigoted to listen to reason.
Considering Volume 18 is Part 1 because it ended with a cliffhanger, Volume 19 is Part 2 of this new arc and it expected to be even longer than the last one. Whether this is a climax of the entire arc or not, only time will tell if Hiroto have enough Uno-Cards to turn things around. Keep in mind since Light Novel Volume 4 (or rather Manga Chapter 39), Hiroto remembered his father's words about "Opportunities usually comes from the Negative Form" and it is often used to overturn his disadvantages and change the tide into his favor. Well, this one will going to be the biggest test of them all because he is now facing the wrath of his enemies who want him dead.
Normally, I will chronicling the preview chapters but since this is rather long, I would only abridge it by taking some of the important context from said preview chapter and dice it so people can get what they are into.
Whatever happened in Volume 18, the aftermath of Curele's destruction of Hydran's house (half of the roof, actually) only make the antagonists (namely Hydran, Finnath and a new character by the name Margus who also hated and belittled Hiroto) loathed our MC even more, and they almost had both him and the vampires impeached if it wasn't for the curse being landed on Margus's daughter Rubia via transforming her into the skeleton, courtesy to the Spiritual Light. This made Margus both sad and angry but unlike Darmur, he flat out blamed Hiroto for his daughter's curse and rather than finding ways to break it, he condemned our MC instead. While that incident may saved Hiroto and the vampires for now, it is further motivating the antagonists to get rid of both of them even at the expense of not only their lives, but the stability of Hybride as whole.
For Hiroto's allies, even after both Hiroto and the vampires are (temporarily) safe from their trial, they all worried that it will only delays the inevitable: Both Sylferis and Univestel remark the aristocrats' own misery that are resulted by their own folly and ego and even going as far to think that Hybride's days are numbered because a curse of a nobleman or even his/her member is a bad omen for the kingdom. Panopticus fears that Belffergo will take advantage of the chaos and muster every aristocrats in the kingdom and making sure that Hiroto and the vampires will never, ever recover from their downfall. Felkina and Raquel also share the same concern as the Duchess specifically warns him that the meeting between aristocrats may force the Supreme Court to side with them and if this happens, Hiroto's chances of not getting impeached is little to zero percent, much to the princess's sadness as this reminds her of her own former home kingdom's fall to Phyllis's annexation; additionally, Felkina also mention the aristocrats' hypocrisy: For them keep spewing about them being the "backbone" to Hybride, their prioritizing personal power and influences over Hybride's national security and people's welfare. Little do they know that Belffergo has already making his move as they...
Leonidas plays a bigger role in this latest Volume 19 for his defense of Hiroto and the vampires that only souring his relationship with...well, almost everyone including his allies. Come to think of it, Leonidas's rant is not completely wrong about the aristocrats' own stupidity that led to their own misery. However, as much as he wanted to protect both Hiroto and the vampires from their impeachment, what comes next is him only exacerbate Hybride's chaos by putting Rasmus (who is served as a messenger on the aristocrats behalf) into jail against Hiroto's warning, meaning that the young king is not going to listening to anything at this point, which itself only speeding Hybride would-be downfall if he keep up with his stubbornness and temper, especially the latter which is served as his Achilles Heel because Belffergo will going to manipulate it to his advantage.
Speaking of Belffergo , just as everybody guess, he take advantages of the kingdom's peril to get rid of Hiroto, Leonidas and the vampires by mustering a LOT of Hydan's supporters who happens to be vindictive aristocrats/noblemen (not Felkina because of his own grievances against her. Nor Linbeld because he isn't part of that group) who want to get rid of Hiroto and the vampires in order to avenge their humilliation despite said humilliation is actually resulted by their own folly, thus the real formation of the Anti-Hiroto Alliance, What makes him even more dangerous is a fact that he can exploit Leonidas's own temper to turn against the king himself, given the prince's own stubbornness to listen to reason. With everything according to his plan, its no wonder why Belffergo is confident in eliminating Hiroto and the vampires for real. Well, too confident because who knows when will karma get him and foil his plan in the worst ways as possible should Hiroto think Option C.
Surprisingly, of all the antagonists in this books, only Rasmus opposes Anti-Hiroto Alliance's quest of revenge because he fears that it will be backfired regardless of their efforts, given their losing streaks against Hiroto. The only reason why he had to go along with it is because not only he doesn't want to see his own skepticism about the plan ruin their longtime friendship with Belffergo, but almost all the aristocrats scoffed at him for even thinking differently than them and said (and I kid you not) :" To hell with the elves and Spiritual Lights! That rotten runt and these monsters (vampires) will pay for disrespecting the aristocrats like us!" . Kinda ironic considering him part of the Anti-Hiroto Faction who used to at odds with Hiroto back in Volume 12. Made even worse for him is that he is jailed by and angry Leonidas due to yet another , and his imprisonment only make Belffergo to add more ridiculous demands to Leonidas. Something tells me that his futile warning itself will only paving Anti-Hiroto Alliance's path to downfall and demise even with Belffergo's brilliant plan. Oh, and they aren't the only antagonists in Hybride.
It seems Magia and Regulus are now reviving their rivalry against Hybride because they want to stop Hybride from demanding Magia's compensation to Linbeld's family over the death of his grandfather, the former Lusina Lord, courtesy to Hydran's letters , On Magia side, we have Lisvaon the sister of King Urseus who want to beat Leonidas for her brother's misery, while on Regulus side, we have Ordicus the elf who fears that Leonidas's demand may cause the vampires to invade Magia (which itself is fabricated due to Hydran's lies). Lets safe to say that both of them find Hybride's demands of Magia's compensation as "unreasonable" and Cognidus actually approve them to negotiate with Leonidas in regards of said compensation. At one point, he even assumes that Hiroto's reason in quelling a rivalry between Agnika and Gassel is him...changing names? Anyway, both of them meet up with Hydran and it is obvious that Lisvaon don't want pay Hybride the compensation after hearing both Hydran and Ordicus about Hiroto's "trickery"...and the trio starting their premature "celebration" while on their way to Emperia. Yeah, if I had a hunch about anything, the arrogance Magia-Regulus-Hydran Alliance will going to learn their own folly the hard way: Hydran will suffer yet another humilliation courtesy to Hiroto's prowess again when Belffergo's revolt failed miserably, Lisvaon will be humbled by Hiroto just like both her Urseus and Freyas before her and Ordicus will soon learn his own mistake when he hears Hiroto's words that contradicting Hydran's (I suspect that Ordicus was the one who visiting Salabria and talk with Soichiro in regards of Hybride's diplomatic relationships with other nations, only to feel disappointed when Soichiro's answer about him not liking Magia).
Also, we now see the root behind the bloody feud between Hybride and Magia: Roxan, a former hunter of Magia who accidentally shot Linbeld's grandpa (he thought that governor is a bear or something) during one of his hunt and before the governor's death, his last words is to leave his grandson to his care and watch over him and protect Lusinia. Even to this day, Roxan blames himself for the rivalry between both kingdoms. For those who are curious, according to Volume 18, the death of the said governor-who happens to be one of the Privy Council Member, mind you-caused a war between both Hybride and Magia where the former won. The only reason both kingdoms stopped was because of the plague and famine that severely crippling the entire continent. As such, the late King Moldius was kind enough to urge the late King Nasar to postpone the compensation. King Leonidas demands Magia to pay the said compensation, however, as he viewed it has long overdue and he needed it now if he wanting to secure the Hybride-Magia diplomacy. Hiroto and Excelis visit both Linbeld and Roxan in regards of Magia Compensation case but Hiroto can't even get even one good idea to persuade Magia to pay the compensation...until the vampire sky invasion comes
Oh, and there is an extra trivia
Elsewhere, on the West, Agnika and Gassel are on the move with the former is also suffering its own civil discord due to the prime minister's ambitions ,prompting Queen Ismir to investigate the commotion. Speaking of Agnika, apparently Hydran's wife is originated from the western kingdom. Well, that explains why Hydran wanted the role of the Hybride-Agnika Diplomacy that desperately..
Metis is back and her position as a general is restored, for some reason. Anyways, she meets up with Felkina who then escort her to Emperia with her own cooking. Yes, really. The general can cook. Unfortunately for Felkina, Panopticus assumes her as a "traitor" because she is the only who didn't received a warning about Belffergo's scheme. Also, both Felkina and Metis will arrive at Emperia in the next afternoon, according to some messenger to Hiroto.
Lisvaon & Ordicus aren't alone in their trip to Hybride. Nestoria makes her return since Vol.15 but still blaming Hiroto for Urseus's deteriorating health due to his last defeat by our MC. Here, she warns Lisvaon about Hiroto's prowess that humbled Urseus only for Lisvaon to shrug it off and claims that Magia will never lose to anyone. Dunno what will happen next after the preview chapters, but I've got a hunch that Lisvaon will going to take heed with Nestoria's warning when things doesn't go to her way. Also, this actually dismayed Hiroto due to his first meeting with
Also, Disgurd is back and she seems to take a liking of Hiroto and meet up with Roxan . Maybe, she will the Imagine the reunion between Disgurd and Nestoria reignite the hostility between each other when the latter recall her trauma and humilliation by the former because of a) her own near death experience by the Blue-Winged Vampire's weapon, b) Urseus's willingness to kowtow to the lady in order to gain her allegiance and c) the Vampire Alliance's attack onto Magia's capital as their revenge for Magia soldiers' vicious beatdown onto Slara's baby boy Luluk.