RW Chapter 168

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Chapter 168 Recall

“Scram! Dirty beggar!”

 

Someone pushed hard against her, but she did not move a bit. Instead, it was the assaulter who was the one to stagger two steps back.

 

The man’s arrogant expression disappeared from his face and instead instantly turned into one of shock. A moment later he abruptly turned around and left with his tail between his legs.

 

During this whole time, she remained unaffected and kept on moving through the crowd. When they saw the worn-out woman, most of the people stepped out of her way while frowning. In this way, she was able to slowly move further in the direction of Grayastle’s inner city gate.

 

Although there were traditionally no walls separating the inner city, the people had erected a symbolic gate made out of wood and garlands to better control the sea of people.

 

On both sides of the gate stood two neatly arranged rows of armor-wearing warriors, all of whom had an exquisite armor that was dazzlingly reflecting the shimmering sunlight. With their spread-out eagle wings on their shoulders it gave off the impression that they desired to fly off into the sky. The iris flower decoration hanging over their chests together with their heroic and handsome faces had gathered their own group of rich housewives that were shouting and quarreling over them.

 

The warriors were all wearing red capes that fell down to the ground. They seemed to be a red wall if you were to look at them from behind. It was these handsome and mighty warriors who were responsible for dividing the crowd, forming a wide and vacant road which was only usable by the more influential families.

 

Many banners were flying in the wind alongside the road, and a lot of the strip-shaped golden-colored flags were hanging from the flagpoles, giving off a quite, solemn and respectful presence. The banners were embroidered with many different designs, but most of them were covered by the tower and the pike. She knew that this pattern represented the Royal Family of the Kingdom of Graycastle, who was also the organizer of today’s ceremony.

 

Today they held the royal ceremony to celebrate the day of adulthood of the 5th Princess, Tilly Wimbledon.

 

Since it was made public one week ago, this matter had already created a great public buzz, so much that everyone in the city already knew about it. In addition to the local aristocracy of the Kingdom of Graycastle, the envoys from the other kingdoms had also come. They were all carrying plenty of gifts and marriage proposals in the hope of earning the favor of 5th Princess.

 

Even the Church had sent an Archbishop to preside over the ceremony. The ceremony would be held at the city center of the Square of Dawn. At that time, the royal family would start to give away meat porridge and thick soup, which was also the reason why the event had attracted so many people.

 

However, she hadn’t come for the food.

 

Her goal was the Archbishop.

 

If she was able to kill an Archbishop under the watchful eyes of the King. It would make it impossible for the Church to cover up the incident, ending up in a great loss of face for them. Tasting such a sweet flavor of revenge made her feel endlessly excited. Touching her chest, she reassured herself that the snatched knife was still there. Although the knife was of poor quality, it would be enough to kill a mortal.

 

At this moment, the crowd suddenly released a burst of overwhelming cheers, interrupting her from her thoughts. Looking in the direction of the Inner City, she discovered that the rows of the Knights from the Kingdom of Graycastle had begun to slowly march forward. The Knight in the front was the dressed in the shiniest armor, like a flickering flame his gold-embroidered red cloak fluttered behind him as he walked.

 

The Knights were followed by a carriage which was being dragged by four fine horses that moved side by side. The Royal Family’s emblem was carved into the wall of the carriage and its wheels and frames were plated in gold. On the roof of the carriage there floated a scarlet burgee, while a gold-embroidered silken fabric was hanging over each corner of the carriage. At first glance, the whole carriage looked like a flowing golden ocean.

 

Mixing herself in with the crowd of people who were following along the carriage, she was also able to set foot on the Plaza of Dawn. The inner area of the plaza was isolated by a row of guards, only allowing the aristocracy to get a close look at the ceremony taking place. She estimated that she would have to stop here for now. But, as soon as the Archbishop stepped into the plaza, she would immediately dart over, needing only a few breaths of time to reach him, leaving it impossible for him to escape from her grasp.

 

One young person after another jumped out of the royal carriage and slowly moved onto the central stage. They were most probably Wimbledon III’s five children.

 

Within these people, she also detected the 5th Princess Tilly Wimbledon.

 

There was no doubt that the 5th Princess was the protagonist of the day. Her eyes were full of intelligence and clear like two gems; her light makeup together with her long braided gray hair gave her a refreshing and simple impression; standing within that group of brothers and sisters she looked outstanding; the pattern embroidered on her dress wasn’t complicated at all, and it was perfectly matched together with her temperament. But what was most incredible was that she had actually looked all over the rows of people, even directly into her eyes, smiling and nodding slightly, as if the Princess was greeting her personally.

 

This definitely hadn’t been an illusion. In that short moment, an incomparable feeling of closeness was born inside of her, like they were friends who had known each other for years, warm and sweet. It wasn’t born from any blood relation or by being of similar social status, but rather it came from… the resonance of their magic.

 

She unconsciously released the strong grip on the handle of her knife, and instead began to quietly watch as the woman that was walking on the stage. Not long after the ceremony, she was found by two guards who had been tasked with escorting her to the palace.

 

As long as she herself didn’t want to follow them, the guards would have never been able to stop her. But she did not ask anything from them, she just simply began to follow the two further into the inner city, until they finally reached the magnificent palace that stood at the end of the road.

 

Within a secret room of the palace, she met with the 5th Princess for the first time.

 

“…So it was like this.”

 

“It’s an unfortunate story, and afterward you’ve eventually come to live within the Kingdom of Graycastle.”

 

“Do not worry. In the future, you will not have to wander around any longer. From now on you’ll be staying with me.”

 

“I will give you a good makeup and make sure that they will not be able to recognize your face.”

 

“I have heard that the monastery was destroyed by a fire and that all the children have gone missing. Only ruins and ashes are left of the buildings.”

 

“Do you have a name from before that time?”

 

“In that case, from now on your name will be Ashes.”

 

 

When Ashes opened her eyes, the first thing that caught her eye was Maggie’s face.

 

The other side blinked a few times and then she came up and embraced Ashes, “You finally woke up goo!”

 

Ashes tried to move her lower fingers, only to discover that she wasn’t hit by the weakness or numbness that she had expected. Furthermore, she also felt that there was no pain coming from her waist.

 

“How long have I been asleep?”

 

“One afternoon,” Maggie said, “Nana said that your medical treatment was already completed and you could wake up at anytime. But when you wake up your body will feel very tired and you will first have to rest for a while. However, when you wake up for the second time you should feel much better and all of your energy should already have recovered.”

 

Ashes began to pat Maggie’s head and slowly sat up on the bed and opened her clothes to examine herself. Only to discover that her abdomen was now completely intact. The huge wound was gone as if it only had been a nightmare, and now after she had woken up, it had disappeared into nothingness.

 

“She is … how did she heal me?”

 

“I think that you would prefer not to know about it,” Maggie begun, but when she saw the determination in Ashes’ eyes she decided to continue, “They put the scattered… goo, parts of your body back into their places, and then filled the stomach wound back up. When everything was back in its place, Nana began to release her magic, restoring your stomach back to its original state. The more parts they collected, the faster she could heal you, and if something was completely absent, she would be unable to grow it back again.”

 

Ashes felt goosebumps all over her body, “All of the dirt and grass my body parts was stained with, were they also…”

 

“When Nana was healing you, all the dirt was discharged out of your body. It seems that her ability can distinguish between what is useful and what is harmful.”

 

Hearing this, she felt relieved and tried to stand up from her bed, testing how much power her body had recovered by now. The result was that it was completely opposite to what Nana had previously said. After waking up, she couldn’t feel any traces of weakness from her body. Instead, it felt as if she now possessed even more power than she’d had in the past.

 

After putting on her black robe, Ashes took a look at the sky outside of the window and then started walking toward the door.

 

“Where are you going?” Maggie asked, confused.

 

“I’m going to see His Royal Highness,” Ashes answered without looking back.


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  • Schöner Kristall

    I just want Roland and Tilly to get along and combine forces

  • Xegqu

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Redroajs1

    ARIGATOU!!!! Thanks for the chappy!! Awesome story and TL quality!! Binge read the whole thing in 2 days!! 😀

  • Redroajs1

    ARIGATOU!!!! Thanks for the chappy!! Awesome story and TL quality!! Binge read the whole thing in 2 days!! 😀

  • ambi

    Thanks for the chapter Rene J., Jonathan M., Ho-Ming C., Mickael I., Roxerer, Disco Pangolin, and Jatz! Even if they all decide to migrate to the Fjords anyways I hope they’ll be allies.

  • Oak

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Kuq Ku

    Id like to know why the Church arent keeping a closer eye on the siblings?

    Tilly has been able to build up a sizable Witch Army, Roland has been able to build armaments and Witches to support that growth.

    I cant understand why the Church arent keeping a closer eye on both of them? Theyve had contact with 3 of them, how could they allow these siblings to go where they wanted without eyes on them?

    Tilly wouldve been aware of when the King was replaced by that Devout, the magic she wouldve sensed it right? what measures did she take regarding this?

    • DB AV

      Tilly was acting as the perfect innocent girl while Roland was the incompetent, the church prioritized the older siblings as they were closer to the throne.

      • Kuq Ku

        That doesnt explain why they didnt keep an eye on all of them, especially Tilly, considering shes the “Prodigy” Of all of them she shouldve been the highest priority.

        • DB AV

          Tilly disappeared (fake death) at the beginning and Roland was an incompetent pervert till recently, when the church gave Roland the pills and he rejected them they started taking him seriously and sent the investigation (suppression) team(should appear in later chapters).

          • Kuq Ku

            Which chapter said she was dead? they wanted to know why they underestimated him due to the fact he had subjugated the Duke and fended off attacks during the Months of demons. They realized that Roland was playing the fool. Word of witches in his area made them move to investigate, they wanted to make sure he was the one pulling the strings and not witches.

            Had they been doing their job they wouldve had them all under surveillance, and left nothing to chance, instead theyve been taking over another kingdom only highlighting the fact theyre up to no good.

            Makes no sense after all the subterfuge they decide to make a broad statement, we are the Church and claim this kingdom whose next. Unless people are stupid, they would connect the dots, the skirmish at their main holy city which resulted in a huge loss to these kingdoms forces. The fight for the Throne of which Roland is a part of, and all the dealings done to secure their demise with the introduction of the pills.

            The church are willing to fight a war on multiple fronts with that kind of exposure, why? makes no sense.

            • DB AV

              She disappeared or died pretty early in the novel and remember that this is a medieval world, a letter could easily take a month to arrive so this much delay is pretty normal.
              The church lost Tilly because she outsmarted them by faking her death/disappearance and Roland because his existence was trifling before the MC.
              As you mentioned before the church is aiming for world domination, so it’s pretty normal to lose sight of a “death” princess and a pervert prince, they tried to correct it by offering him the pills and sending the inquisition.

              • Cru3l

                DB AV
                She was never pronounced dead, she merely disappeared from the region she was handed to.

                Kuk qu
                “That doesn’t explain why they didn’t keep an eye on all of them, especially Tilly, considering she’s the “Prodigy” Of all of them she should’ve been the highest priority.”

                I can’t remember anyone but ashes mentioning Tilly as a prodigy, besides ashes mentioning that she was intelligent/smart. From old Roland’s memories, he mentioned that she feared death, and now you can see why the old Roland saw that.(Been a while since I read this, so I could be wrong in this)

                A few reason why the church did not keep tabs on them would be due to resources, why would they use up resources on things that won’t bear any fruit. In-other-words Garcia and the 2nd prince were the best choices at the beginning of their plan.

                A few thought that Roland , yes he was acting the part of the fool. Due to the fact that he won the war with the duke. Also, the other reason was that he “could be” cooperating with the witches.

                The nobles don’t care about the long run as long as they can have profits. They did not a make a broad statement of anything, they are conquering these powers from behind the scene.(or so I remember, I’m reading multiple novels and I’m pulling all of this from memory)

                The loss of the armies was due to “demons” the church is merely taking advantage of this.

                The reason they can fight on multiple fronts is due to the power they hold, and also the fact that they hold a trump card.(which is also their demise.)

                Ah, before I forget, the pills… yes the pills. You can say the pills are a byproduct of their creation of the… I forgot what “that” army was called. The church knows that the pills have a bad side-effect and once again is taking advantage of “it”.

                I was writing this in a hurry, I don’t know if this might make any sense. Will explain i needed.

  • zenla

    Where is warning do not read while eating dammit.

  • JinVodka (*´﹃`*)

    ._∧_∧__ THANKS FOR THE CHAPTER!!
    (_( ・ω<)_() ≡≡≡❤ ◎
     / つノ
    ..し―J Sorry but I just like Ashes for some reasons

  • Danis

    Thanks for the chapter 😀

  • Zeth

    Thank you!!!

  • MangoGuy

    Say yay to typhoid

  • phyrigia

    It wouldnt be weird if Garcia becoming a witch too… But why only Tilly though…

    • Kuq Ku

      Imagine if she was an extraordinary, maybe Tilly is as well, because Im wondering how they couldve avoided being detected or used the Gods stone.

  • phyrigia

    ewww….. i was like…. lets collect and put all the intestines back… make sure you didn’t miss any parts! The magic wont work if it it missing a part.

  • Nnelg

    So Tilly *is* a Witch!

    2:1 odds that she can drain/steal the power of other witches…
    Edit(s):
    3:1, “Charm Person”-like effect
    4:1, mindreading
    4:1, can erase short-term memories
    6:1, can manipulate long-term memories
    3:2, can tell if someone is a witch
    5:2, can sense witches from a distance

    Come on, taking all comers! Put your Quatloos where your mouth is!

    • Симеон Димитров

      my bet is on mind magic. now you’re my friend, now you’re not, now you’re my friend again.

    • Kuq Ku

      Maybe she is able to track witches or got lucky and found a witch that can do that for her, to be able to assemble so many Witches.

    • mllhild

      I’m betting on charm+mindreading+short term memory manipulation+magic seeing. That would make her such a great villain. I just like her and Garcia even more like this.
      Evil manipulating brainwashing b*tch princess GO!

    • Royaldarkness

      actually,more than half of that is not right,you will know her power soon

  • Neruz

    Tilly confirmed for being a witch, resonance of magic eh?

  • Rando

    Anyone mind telling me what kind of gun Roland made and how powerful it was? The descriptions of the damage it did really made me think that it took a huge chunk out of Ashes’ side. I’d like to know more about how powerful that kind of gun and bullet should be in real life and I’d appreciate whatever information I could receive.

    • Wrandral

      Do you know Hellsing Ultimate? If yes then Alucard’s guns the Casul and the Jackal are 13mm caliber guns while Carter’s were 12mm so you can get an idea of how powerful it is

    • Nnelg

      It was a normal revolver, like the ones you’d see in a western. The bullet was made of steel, although that would normally result in a smaller wound… The reason Ashes was hurt so bad was because the bullet hit her sword (made of brittle pig iron and poorly mantained), shattering it and turning it into shrapnel.

      Edit: My mistake, only a part of thw sword broke off.

    • DudeForDuke

      It was a revolver. Most likely a single-action instead of double-action. It used self-contained cartridges instead of loose powder like a muzzleloader (so think Colt Single Action Army or S&W Model 3/Schofield instead of the older cap-and-ball style). Roland used steel-core ammunition instead of lead-core because he didn’t want Ashes to be able to use her sword as a shield (his plan worked brilliantly, far better than he could have hoped).

      It seems he’s using smokeless powder, too? It’s kinda iffy and I would need to re-read it, but it seems like he used smokeless instead of black powder. They tested it with BP, IIRC.

      Beyond that, we don’t have much information.

  • NaoSou

    Thanks!

  • Nantoka

    Thanks for the chapter :3

  • VerneJules

    With how much they’re building up Tilly’s witches’ characters, I am quite certain even after the duel they’d still proceed to Fjords. I could then imagine a war between Tilly’s Witch Country and Garcia’s Pirate Fleet where Roland’s battleship comes to the rescue. And probably some adventure in the Fjords with Sir Thunder afterwards.

    • Victor Silva

      So. This way he can go ‘Big Brother’ on her and capture a new set of witchies beauties for his hoard!

    • phyrigia

      yeah… let see if Garcia decided to attack Tilly in the sea. Thus making Tilly dead… I think Garcia can pretty much be heartless and kill Tilly in the process. Wasnt Garcia the one behind the maid that poisoned Roland?

  • mllhild

    At least this means that we get finally a dialog of Tilly! Right! Right? Please let me be right!

    • VerneJules

      Would be even better if it was in Tilly’s perspective though.

    • Kuq Ku

      Since she was aware of Ashes, then she shouldve been aware that her Father was replaced by an Imposter. I hope she will explain that. Theres a lot that I want to know regarding her, like is she an extraordinary? she must be to avoid the problems of God stone.

  • MangoGuy

    flash back? damn i am in the cliff hanging garden!!

  • Rico Sebastian

    ….. why now ….

    • watny Abellard

      She fainted at the end and her subconscious has something to do with her flash back. Flash backs like that happen when someone loses. subconscious knows she lost.

  • phyrigia

    flashback of ashes meeting with roland? no?

    • Grey Human

      (Posted during teaser) Now that i thought about it with the title called “recall” & the woman’s strenght, it’s highly posible that this is a flashback chapter.

    • MOHLT

      (preview) Tilly most likely.

      • watny Abellard

        it’s funny that she is unconscious. I assume her subconscious is making her having flash backs of when she meant Tilly because it knows she lost and that this is not the same Roland from before.

  • Om nerabdator

    NOOOO not a flashback 🙁

    • Deman Bloodx

      Hurry, someone sponsor the next chapter!

      • astom

        their is already sponsored chapters and the translator is getting threw the list

        • Kik Heirtothestar

          How can I find which chapters are regular/sponsored releases ?

          • Симеон Димитров

            It’s usually mentioned on the release featuring hte chapter link(s)

      • Kuq Ku

        Lol love how you say “someone” not volunteering yourself huh 😛

        • Deman Bloodx

          I did it on purpose: D

  • Diukes

    Hmm i wonder who can it be… it looks like we won’t have our cliffhanger clear here

    • Grey Human

      (Posted during teaser)Probably the lover of the prince that had been executed. There has been a theory that most of the woman near royal family is a witch, which explain her seemingly incredible strenght.

      • watny Abellard

        no way near your assumption, you must remember she fainted last chapter. This chapter takes place after she fainted( dream wise)

        • Grey Human

          Now that i thought about it, with the title called “recall” & the woman’s strenght(posibly ashes), i guess you’re right, it’s highly posible that this is ashes’s flashback chapter.