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Chapter 170 The Gift of Revenge (Part 1)

The sun slowly sank fell behind the mountains, allowing the night to descend over the Western Territory.

 

Not far from the road, the emissary group had discovered a piece of open land where they had decided to set up their tents.

 

Not a very long time later, a bonfire was burning in the center of their camp finally allowing the warriors to take off their armor and stretch out their tired bodies. Sitting leisurely around the fire, they waited for the porridge to start to boil.

 

Carrying a pot of hot water, Alicia stepped into one of the tents, “Priestess, I brought some hot water with me, please use this to wash your face.”

 

“Thank you.” Mira smiled and nodded in thanks, then dipped her towel into the water. “Tomorrow we will finally reach Border Town, we can then put an end to this exhausting journey.”

 

“The journey was nothing when compared to a fight against a demonic beast,” Alicia replied. “Contrary to what I had expected it was your horsemanship that made me have a whole new level of respect for you. I had never thought that a Priestess would be so well accustomed to traveling.”

 

“Haha, that’s only normal. After all, I wasn’t born as a Priestess. Before my life in the Church I was a peddler, so riding quickly is a common thing for me.” Mira answered while she wiped her face clean from the day’s dust and sweat. When she was done, she handed the pot back to the warrioress, “Here, you should also wash your face. Maybe it will help you feel better?”

 

“What?” Alicia became startled by the Priestess’ unexpected words.

 

“This is still about the matter of the God’s Punishment Army, ah,” the Priestess shook her head while still smiling, “your mood is clearly visible on your face and is still clearly affected by Abrams’ words.”

 

“…” Even though she took the pot, she didn’t give her an answer.

 

“We, ah, during your lifetime you will encounter many difficulties and challenges, if you aren’t able to get past these thresholds, not only the church, but the whole world suffer as a result. In order to hold back those terrible enemies, sometimes sacrifice is also necessary.” Mira began to lecture, “It’s a difficult choice, but never forget the church’s motto.”

 

“Choose the lesser of two evils” Alicia whispered.

 

Above all, joining the God’s Punishment Army was entirely voluntary, and when Abrams’s brother had decided to become a member of the God’s Punishment Army, he was well informed about what this would mean for him. Being prepared to sacrifice oneself for the Church, this was one of the most noble of ideals, and for this sacrifice, his name would be forever engraved on the monument of glory, being spread together with the glory of the Church.

 

“Thank you for your guidance,” Alicia said as she raised her right hand up to her heart “I feel much better now.”

 

What the Priestess had said was right, in order to spread its glory, they devoted all of their energy to God. Regardless of the outcome, the members of the God’s Punishment Army were at least following in their own beliefs. Coming to this conclusion, Alicia felt how a weight had been lifted from her chest.

 

“We should go out and get something to eat, until now they should have had enough time to get it done,” Mira laughingly said. “Really, we have eaten so much porridge lately, that our tongues can’t even taste the its flavor anymore.”

 

“Fortunately, today will be the last day,” Alicia couldn’t stop herself from starting to laugh, “Tomorrow we should be able to enjoy the Lord’s personal hospitality and also receive a sumptuous meal.”

 

After eating their tasteless dinner, the presiding judge elected to be tonight’s night watch, and the lucky warriors who weren’t elected immediately entered their tents, trying to get an early sleep. Alicia was no exception to this, together with the Priestess she also returned to their tent, putting out the lamp then covering themselves with their blankets.

 

She didn’t know for how long she had been sleeping, but within a dizzy moment, she suddenly heard a slightly muffled sound, it was as if a big object had been thrown onto the ground. Not much later the sound could be heard again.

 

This time, she had heard something clashing against an armor, it wasn’t obvious, but by no means was it just an illusion she might be having.

 

She abruptly opened her eyes wide.

 

Standing up, Alicia quickly grabbed her two-handed sword which laid beside her, slowly going to the side of the tent, preparing to sit in a corner and wait-and-see, but at this exact moment the roar of the presiding judge could be heard, “We’re under attack!” With this roar, which instantly broke the quiet of the night, the camp immediately started to boil.

 

Then the sound of another loud clash could be heard!

 

And with it, the loud voice of the presiding judge also came to an abrupt end.

 

No longer hesitating, Alicia rolled out of the tent, seeing how the presiding judge’s sword was split in half, no… it wasn’t only his sword, even the Judge himself had been split in half, sending all of his blood into the sky. Within the shine of the campfire, Alicia could see his body powerlessly fall to his knees, slowly splitting into two and falling to the foot of a woman.

 

It looked like this woman who was holding a strange sword in her hands, was the attacker. She had shrouded her body in a black robe and her face had also been covered by a hood. Within the shadows of her hood, the only thing Alicia could make out were her two sparkling golden eyes.

 

Two other Judges rushed forward in an attempt to stop this woman, but in front of her terrifying weapon any thought of resistance was considered futile. The enemy was not only able to easily behead one warrior, she even split his sword into two as well. She could first hear the loud sound of two swords clashing, and then sparks and debris began to scatter everywhere, soon followed with the sound of a sword cutting into the flesh and it then crushing bones. Hearing this cacophony of nightmare like sounds, her blood almost solidified.

 

“Witch!” Someone exclaimed.

 

The enemy was only one person… alone on her own, she dared to attack the camp of the Army of Judges, with the exception of the power of a fallen one, no one else would have been able to do this!

 

“Take the Priestess and flee” Alicia suddenly heard a steady voice coming from behind her.

 

Turning around she saw that the speaker was actually Abrams.

 

“You actually want me to flee and leave my companions behind?” Alicia couldn’t believe what she had just heard.

 

“Or else the death of the others will have been meaningless, it seems you simply don’t understand this!” Abrams growled, “The other side isn’t affected by our God’s Stone of Retaliation, and that is only the case if they are an extraordinary. So, I will try to stop her, while it is your task to bring the Priestess back in the direction of Longsong Stronghold! Remember to always use the road, so that in case you met a caravan you can immediately call for help!” Then grasping his sword he rushed towards the enemy.

 

An extraordinary, sucking in a mouthful of cold air, according to legends, only the members of the God’s Punishment Army are strong enough to fight against them. Everyone who encounters an extraordinary witch has to immediately seek help from the local church. Alicia knew that Abram was right, staying here would only turn their sacrifices into a vain act.

 

Seeing that they had already lost five members, the remaining Judges changed their strategy. They used the tents and the terrain to start a catching game, trying to win as much time as the possibly could. But Alicia knew that the strength and speed of the witch were much better than that of her companions, so it was only a matter of time before they all died.

 

Biting the bullet, she rushed into the tent, immediately grasping the Priestess who was still trying to get into her shoes and began to pull her in the direction of the horses.

 

“What happened?” Mira asked in confusion.

 

“The camp was attacked by an extraordinary! I must bring you away!” She shouted back, “Please hurry!”

 

However, with no possibility of seeing the road clearly enough during the night, it became quite a difficult task. If they ran too fast, they could easily trip into a roadside bump, injuring their legs in the process, but if they were too slow, it would be way too easy for the witch to catch up with them.

 

Alicia decided to let the horses run down the road, while the Priestess and herself would enter into the woods, which grew along the road. Making it quite hard for the enemy to find them without the help of fire.

 

Leaving the sound of the colliding weapons behind her, she pulled the Priestess by hand, only relying on the dim moonlight to identify the surrounding environment. Always moving away from the road, and further in the direction of the center of the woods. Increasing the possibility for them to meet with wild animals like vipers, but this would still be better than confronting the witch directly.

 

When the two stumbled across the foot of the Impassable Mountain Range, Alicia finally felt a little relieved, it seemed the witch had given up on her pursuit. With the exception of some bird cries, the surroundings were now completely silent.

 

“What are we going to do now?” Mira asked.

 

Even knowing what could happen it seemed that she wasn’t very scared. Seeing how calm the priestess was, Alicia’s heart was full of admiration, “Priestess, we should look for a place to rest, and stay there to rest for the night. At dawn, we will then return back to Longsong Stronghold and seek support from there.”

 

“Shouldn’t we go into the direction of Border Town? From here, we will at most need a day and a night to reach the stronghold.”

 

“No,” said Alicia, shaking her head. “Meeting an extraordinary here is too coincidental. I suspect that the Lord has already associated himself with the witches, and with this, it is too dangerous for us to go to the town.”

 

“What you say makes sense” But then the Priestess’ eyes became large and she looked straight behind Alicia.

 

Seeing her reaction, Alicia’s heart sank. And indeed, when she turned around, she saw the witch dressed in her black robe slowly stepping out of the dark shadows, her eyes were sparkling like stars, and an owl was hovering over her shoulders.


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  • Xegqu

    Thanks for the chapter

  • ambi

    Thanks for the chapter Roxerer and Jatz!

  • concerned accountant

    hopefully ashes takes the surviving priestess back roland so that she can be questioned at length. then disappeared, so that the church has no idea where the troop got to before they went missing. I absolutely love the fact that her new sword is ashbringer from WOW.

  • Oak

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Christian Andrew Virtudazo

    Moar 🙂

  • Mrel

    And here I wanted them to see his bright town without noblemen dominating the poor and weak.

  • Grey Human

    Thank you for the chapter. Is this the gift that Ashes mentioned before ? I don’t know how to feel about this. On one hand most of the judge of the chruch traveling group were skeptic and/or naive, so it’s easier to be influenced. On the other hand no matter how smart and calculating rolland is, that priestess is suspicious as hell, i suspect she will bring a lot of harm to border-town before rolland managed to get rid of them.

    • DB AV

      This is probably a poisoned gift, while having the church meddling on his affairs and technology would be bad declaring war prematurely is also dangerous.

  • Kuq Ku

    Did she say “Biting the Bullet?” how does she know what a bullet is.

    • Reald Dormond

      It’s a phrase. They may have used a smilar one in China that has nothing to do with bullets and it translates to that because meaning > direct translate.

      Or the author f*cked up. It’s a WN it happens.

    • Roxerer

      It’s a narration from the view of the author, so Alicia doesn’t need to know the term. I could change it into, “she clenched her teeth”, but that is normally used when someone has to overcome pain, while biting the bullet is used when someone has to do a job they doesn’t want.

  • icicle

    you can run but you can’t hide

    thanks for the chapter

    • Aldrich Castillo

      Yeah, not with the fat pigeon screaming coo!!!coo!!!
      … Probably what happened hahaha

  • Kuq Ku

    FOR FORDRING!

  • NaoSou

    Thanks!

  • Deman Bloodx

    This chapter showed how strong Ashs really is and how fearsome extraordinarys are. The previous battle made her looked docile.

  • Jo Viljar

    “Really, we have eaten so much porridge lately, that our tongues can’t even taste the its flavor anymore.”

    Taste the its flavor? Shouldn’t it be
    Taste its flavor?

    “Really, we have eaten so much porridge lately, that our tongues can’t even taste its flavor anymore.”

  • Just Physics

    Well all I see is Ashes being Stupid Again how good of you ,you just invoke churchs prying eyess welp reinforcements are coming and i know it.. this confirms it ashes is a damn Muscle Head from the start until now , if its roland it should not be in belligerent way , ahem diplomatic relations?? an then she just blow it I Applaud Ashes , shes dangerous Ashbringer of harm against allies in the future ~foreshadowing~

    • Royaldarkness

      well,if you don’t stop them they still going to bring trouble anyway,and don’t forget that the travel time in this time is take about 4 or 5 month so it will be a while before the church notice the problem

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • zenla

    Minions die first… unless there is sniper there.

  • Nnelg

    *sigh*
    Ashes, you’ve only hurt Roland with this ‘gift’.

    And I was looking forwards to some turncoat Judges joining Border Town…

    • KitKat

      Roland could have tortured so much information from those church people

  • Maxi King

    here are some likable church characters… aaaaaaaaand they’re gone

  • Zeth

    Thank you!!!

  • phyrigia

    yay! Oh that gift from Roland is awesome! That sword is so sharp that it can cut other sword?

    • Jan D.

      over 50 kilograms of quality steel vs something like 3 kilos of used up pig iron? Not really a contest 🙂

  • BurstThrough

    This is the least morale inducing motto ever!!
    Even the Catholic motto is more positive:”Repent and you shall be forgiven”
    At least you get rewarded…

    • Balanite

      I believe the other motto of the Church was “God only loves those who win”.

  • someone who isnt an idiot

    Ashes be like “youre a nice guy that protects witches, im gonna murder innocent church members and frame you!”

    • phyrigia

      oh yeah… it can be counted as helping or counted as framing. which is it?

      • Wrandral

        Well i think it’s better things happened this way, i mean if they had managed to get into Border Town they’d have been able to do a lot of damage both physically and to Roland’s authority on his new citizens since being disavowed by the Church and killing its representatives isn’t nice.
        This way they die without anyone apart from the Church being the wiser and Roland gets enough time before the real fight to perfect his weaponry and control of the citizens.

    • DudeForDuke

      Hmm. That’s plausible, but I don’t think it’s the case. I think this is her (tsundere as f*ck) way of showing appreciation to Roland.

      After all, it’s the middle of a civil war. If it came to pass that a bunch of church inquisition officers died from “bandits” or “demonic beasts” on their way to where ever they were going… Well… Things happen. Roland (assuming he actually finds out what happened) could claim plausible deniability.

    • redzero36

      Well Ashes isn’t that smart. To her its probably helping Roland.

    • KitKat

      True, she doesn’t trust him at all, does she.
      Too bad about the Knight, I thought she was going to turn into a witch and like have a melt down

  • mllhild

    “With the exception of some bird cries, the surroundings were now completely silent.” Hahaha, I rolled on the ground when I read this.

  • Akabanenabaka

    So Maggie changed from a pigeon to an owl, being able to see better in the dark sure does come in handy during a night raid.

    • Deman Bloodx

      Don’t forget possessing a bird’s binocular vision and uncontrolled bowel movement, too.

      • Akabanenabaka

        Someone asked last chapter what Maggie could bring to the fight besides pooping on people, well it seems aside from good vision pooping is about it.

  • MangoGuy

    Foolish

  • Rob Gi

    A slighty confusion:
    “What happened?” Maggie asked in confusion.
    “The camp was attacked by an extraordinary!…”

    Mira is talking not Maggie

    • Chinese Electric BaTman

      Could be her name too only known her as priestess

    • MangoGuy

      Typo

  • Danis

    F*ck the church !!!!
    Thanks for the chapter 😀

  • JinVodka (*´﹃`*)

    ._∧_∧__ THANKS FOR THE CHAPTER!!
    (_( ・ω<)_() ≡≡≡❤ ◎
     / つノ
    ..し―J I just hope this wont bite back to Ronald cause I doubt Ash could annihilate all the church minions

  • FTxCerber

    I dont like the title and i dont want tsundere Ashes to die 🙁

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Arken

    oh oh… hopefully that help wont make the robots to come early huhu

  • Proxy Account

    oh ho ho, the smell of blood is thick in this one….

  • MangoGuy

    Wow this chapter title!

  • Grey Human

    Thanks for the Teaser, now we wait.

  • Prongsjiisan
    • Kuru-Kuru Phantasma
      • Алексей Пугач

        Uh, you know, the sword in first image is actually that very Ashbringer from World of Warcraft…

        • Kuru-Kuru Phantasma

          wait.. what? really? well, forgive me for my ignorance.

    • Kuq Ku

      I cant imagine a real version of this being made yet it was made lol do a youtube search Azeroth Armory: Forging Ashbringer, unfortunately its missing that light orb bit they couldve done something with LEDs or something 😛

  • DudeForDuke

    [Preview:]
    Oh, so this is Ashes’ gift? Hmm. Wonder how the Ashbringer sword (“I-I-It’s not like I like it it or anything, I’m just taking it because I have to.”) works out for her.

    …Also, for some reason, I’m drawing the mental image of a stray cat that leaves dead mice on your doorstop.

    • Wrandral

      I’m beginning to wonder if Roland really overworked himself to death in his previous life, are we sure he just didn’t play at WoW too much and forgot to hydrate and feed himself? Hahahahaa

      • belegorn

        hahahahah seems viable xD

      • phyrigia

        playing WoW for a week nonstop..?

      • DudeForDuke

        You joke, but the Legion expansion (which managed to actually bring some players back after years of not playing, the last expansion was in 2014) dropped in August 2016… RTW started in early 2016, did it not (can’t find exact date for first Chinese release)? Author was probably been looking forward to it the times he was writing this.

      • Kuq Ku

        Did to many dailies lol

  • Neruz

    Looks like Ashes ‘gift’ is the removal of a certain incoming problem. I wonder if any of the Judges will survive; some of this group have been getting a fair amount of characterization.

    • mllhild

      Just enough characterization to make their massacre enjoyable.
      my guess below:
      One is a greatsword wielder –> Ashes gets to cut it+her(judge) with her new legendary class weapon
      The ex-vice captain(the girl that survived the battle in hermes) –> will get saved by the guy who hates the God-Punishment army –> escapes and enters undercover into BorderTown, but then gets found out because she ran out of pills
      Remainder gets turned into paste.

      • Raufgar

        Have to agree with this one, Ashes & Maggie would probably focus on the Church members, giving time for the Alicia & Abrams to make themselves scarce.

        • Wrandral

          What would Maggie do in the fight? Turn into a fat pigeon and poop on them?

          • Akabanenabaka

            If a bird pooped on me it would piss me off to the max

          • Raufgar

            That thought has crossed my mind 😉 Have a giant, fat bird fly into your face is bad enough…

      • Wrandral

        seems likely to happen

      • phyrigia

        run out of pills for what? it’s not like Alicia is using pills? BUT they can be great addition to Roland force. I’m pretty sure that Abrams and Alicia can be pulled though….

  • john delacruz

    Ashea is gonna bring a new world of pain to this bunch.

    Anyone thinking that this will definitely buy Roland time but will eventually result in the army of super mindless minions of the church launching a crusade against Bordertown?

    Could be…

    • Aldrich Castillo

      She could pretend the rumor is her plot to lure church peeps out? Then leave 1 or two alive to see her leaving? … Nah she’d probably just kill them hahaha

  • phyrigia

    lets hope that it is…

  • Aldrich Castillo

    (during teaser)What she could do is attack them then blurt out that spreading “border Town being a safe haven” was her plan to lure out church peeps, then do something to make them think she left while leaving 1 or 2 alive….. But that doesnt really match the title hahaha

  • Rico Sebastian

    ( during teaser ) so ashes gift is emissary’s dead flag ?

  • Ohh, I wonder if this is the gift that Ashes mentioned, that in return for the new blade she will take care of the church group going to Border Town? Guess I’ll wait for the full chapter. =D

    • LanToaster

      Agreed.

    • Mimir

      I hope not.. they don’t seem all bad. I mean the commander guy hates the church, the Priestess thinks all humans were created equal regardless of social status and Alicia is just naive…

      • PotatoZero

        Yes, all humans are equal,

        Witches ain’t human, exploit them

        • Mimir

          I don’t think any of these church people know that witches are being exploited by the church…

          • PotatoZero

            But they clearly know that they are being hunted and persecuted

            • Mimir

              What they know is that witches are messengers of the devil.. which is also what most witches think about themselves when they realise they are a witch.

              • PotatoZero

                Yes, and so they are to be killed on sight, they’re no longer human, oh, and don’t forget to preach it to everyone you know

                • Mimir

                  Which is exactly the point I’m trying to make. Based on the dialogue we’ve had so far with this group of church people they are people who may actually be able to understand that witches aren’t messengers of the devil and that they actually are human.. So why would you want to just kill them for no reason?

                  • PotatoZero

                    Eh? I don’t want to kill them, I’m just responding to your statement of equal treatment of humanity,

                    The Church is openly hunting and persecuting witches and they haven’t shown any aversion to that,
                    Even their mission right now is to oppress/suppress witches

                    • Mimir

                      I Haven’t said anything about the church.. my original comment was that I hope Ashes doesn’t just kill them because they don’t seem like bad people, and that some of them even dislike the way the church works.. So it’s possible that the may have their views, in regards to witches, changed..

                      So what exactly are you trying to argue here? Because everything you’ve said till now implies you think she should kill them…

                    • PotatoZero

                      You don’t need to say anything about the Church to involve them in this argument, they are from the Church,
                      It’s like when a Nazi soldier talks about equality then his views on Nazi ideology automatically needs to be considered,

                      The Priestess especially, she wholeheartedly supported the Church and even dreamed upon a world ruled by the Church without any mention about the treatment of witches, whether now or in the world of her dream

    • Upir

      i think the gift was ”thank you,,:P

      • ernope2

        The title is “The Gift of Revenge” so I’m going to assume that the gift is a bunch of dead church members.

      • Kin

        Yup, roland can guess how pridefull she is. I think this is the reason why no news from carter atm.

      • Mimir

        I thought the thank you was from Wendy…?

  • James Tryand

    Oh wow thank you So much for this awesome series with such an eloquent and clear translation.

  • Pandora’s Actor

    and also… ASSSSSHHHHHBRINGGEERRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!

    • Chiki Amara

      And.. its legend rank said roland..

  • Pandora’s Actor

    wow i’m first for once

    • Rico Sebastian

      Never that I get this chance