RW Chapter 193

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Chapter 193 Castle Bathroom

The theater performance was a great success. Within the last two weeks “Cinderella” had been performed three times, many of the citizens had even seen it more than once. If the first performance was the needed propaganda and announcement to attract so many people to come watch, the next two plays were completely self-sustaining. There were even citizens who came to the City Hall and asked when the fourth performance would be held.

 

Getting such a respond, Roland was naturally overjoyed; they were all so completely attracted to the story that almost no one raised any objections as to why Cinderella got help from a witch. Wait until “The rooster crows at Midnight” gets played next month, which was almost a special performance for the impoverished commoners, it was still unknown how the serfs would view the treatment and assistance of the witches during the drama.

 

Another thing that pleased Roland was that the crew had settled down in town and even accepted the existence of the witches – after the third performance, Irene took the initiative to find Rolland, and had asked him from where the unexpected “sound accompaniment” had come, so Roland then introduced Echo to her.

 

With Nightingale’s secret observation, they discovered that although Irene was clearly surprised, she didn’t show any resentment or disgust. After she regained her composure, she seemed to be very curious and peppered Echo with many questions, even making her demonstrate her magical sound several times over. The result being that Echo soon joined the theater group, becoming the master of music who was orchestrating from behind the scenes – in order to avoid the possibility of any accidents, Irene alone paired up with Echo when they did a sound rehearsal, withholding it from the knowledge of the cast. There was no doubt that the musical accompaniment would soon reach new heights at the upcoming performance.

 

Another matter that made him jubilant, was that the castle would soon step into the era of tap water.

 

The towering water tower stood tall and upright in the castle backyard. Its body and framework was made out of welded iron, giving it a triangular shape. Attached to the top of the tower —with a diameter of two meters and a height of three meters— was an iron bucket. The water valve within the bucket made it very convenient to control the water level. The tower was welded by Anna and afterward covered by a rust-proof coating by Soraya, and finally, with the help of Hummingbird’s magic, they eliminated most of the weight in order to install it on the previous erected cement base.

 

Due to the height of the castle, the water tower in the castle backyard was even higher than Redwater River’s river bank, with a height of 12 meters it was almost level with the castle’s peak. In order to prevent the tower from collapsing, Roland surrounded the tower by a wall and in this way connected the tower with the castle.

 

The steam engine was set up outside the backyard and used to supply the water tower with water by pumping up water from the well in the castle’s back garden. Taking a closer look, it could be seen that it was already the third generation of the steam engine, with the biggest improvement being the great reduction of the working noise.

 

At each connection point of the steam engine, a spacer was equipped – the light blue spacer was drawn with Soraya’s sky coloring, making it soft while also being very though, significantly reducing the machine’s vibrational noise. The inside of the cylinder and the piston’s edge were covered with a grass coloring, which lessened the leakage while at the same time also improved the operational efficiency. Components that were prone to tremors, such as the exhaust pipe, had been entirely replaced with coated hoses.

 

In order to prevent that the steamer from getting scorched and drenched by sun and rain, as well as for further noise reduction, Roland built a small house around it, and had Soraya coat all of the inner walls with a honeycomb design, which was used like a porous sound-absorption material. The practical test showed that even during the night, the noise of the machine would be so faint that the people sleeping inside wouldn’t be woken up.

 

However, Roland’s attempt to automatically feed the steam engine failed. He originally envisaged that the steam engine would be regulated by a fly ball which would control the valve in the wood box. As the steam pressure dropped, the fly ball was meant to open the valve, so that the firewood in the wood box would roll into the furnace, but that way the regulator would have to do a lot of work, otherwise with the weight of the fly ball alone it couldn’t drive the valve.

 

After a lot of deliberation, Roland finally decided to give up. At the beginning, the wood box would have to be filled to the maximum, and when it was used up it had to be filled again by a workforce anyway, in that case would be better to arrange for staff to just fill the water tank with water each day.

 

The final step was to install the water system into the castle – which included faucets, showers, pipes and the corresponding drainpipes.

 

The castle wasn’t like the brick houses of the newly constructed district, the holes, roofs and walls built out of stone caused the transformation of the castle to be very inconvenient. So this step had taken nearly a week, but in order to live a happy life, Roland personally directed Karl to change one room on the second and the third floor into a bathroom.

 

For this, Soraya’s new ability once again played a vital role, after the drainage pipes on the ground were paved with cement; she painted a thin layer of grass over the ground, not only making it waterproof, but in this way walking in the bathroom was like also as comfortable as walking on grassland. When she’d done this, Roland directly permitted her to coat the whole room. Turning the ceiling into a blue sky and clouds, while on the surrounding walls far-off valley and grassy areas could be seen and the walls of the bathtub became crystal clear, just like a jewel.

 

On the day at which the water system was working, the Prince called all of the witches to the bathroom to let them finally experience for themselves this wondrous achievement.

 

The water tank in the backyard was filled with water, so when he turned on the faucet, the water rushed out of the pipe.

 

“From now on, there is no longer the need to get the water from the well,” Roland proudly proclaimed. “It is not necessary to use the same bathwater for three days. You only have to stand under the shower and pull the lever.”

 

“Where does the water come from?” Lightning stuck out her tongue and tasted the water, “It’s sweet.”

 

From below Lighting, Macy stretched out her head and followed her example, “Very sweet goo!”

 

Seeing a third one trying to taste the water, Roland stopped Nana, “Those who want to drink water, can only do so after it has been boiled. The water from this can only be used for hand washing and bathing.”

 

“This is… the siphon principle, right?” Anna looked to Roland, her lake like blue eyes flashed with intelligence.

 

“What is that?” Hummingbird asked as she raised her hand.

 

Under Scroll’s teaching, every witch in the class had gotten used to the habit of raising their hand whenever they had a question.

 

” ‘Elementary Physics’ says when the level in two containers is not equal, and if the two tanks are connected by a pipe, no matter what shape the pipe has, under the force of gravity the liquid will always level out.” Anna explained what she remembered, “Our current position is lower than the water tower, so the water will continue to flow to here.”

 

“That’s entirely correct,” Roland praised. Being able to link the learned knowledge with the reality, really was worthy of a talented person.

 

“What about this?” Nightingale asked, curiously pointing to the shower, “Why does it have so many holes in the bottom?”

 

Roland turned the valve open, letting thin water droplets spray out, “It’s for the purpose of making it easier for people to take a bath. Just by standing under the shower, an individual can easily clean their body.”

 

“So that was the reason you were rolling around in the castle this whole week, to make it more comfortable to take a bath?” Lily curled her lips and whispered, “It’s really worthy of the luxurious life of a Lord.”

 

“Lily!” Scroll scolded with a frown.

 

“Never mind,” Roland waved his hand, indicating that he did not mind her words, “The pursuit of enjoyment is one of the biggest sources of human progress, and I am not an exception to that.”


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  • Nahim Kerman

    Remember The Alam… I mean… Nagashino!

  • Yash

    Is that ‘The Last Samurai’?

    • Maxi King

      yes

  • Psychronia

    Hey, I would certainly take that as a complement.

    The fact about humanity is that it’s not just our intelligence that drives advancement in all fields, but a desire for an easier life. Where there’s a need, there a there’s a problem to apply intelligence towards solving. Where there’s a successfully solved problem, there’s another step forward to a better world.

    “We as humans, have weaponized laziness.”

  • JinVodka (*´﹃`*)

    ._∧_∧__ THANKS FOR THE CHAPTER!!
    (_( ・ω<)_() ≡≡≡❤ ◎
     / つノ
    ..し―J Ummm who is Lily again, was she the one that was abused by some noble before that why she's judgmental to Ronald?

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much!!

  • Oak

    Thanks for the chapter
    I’m surprised he didn’t make a mix open air onsen

  • ambi

    Thanks for the chapter Roxerer and KitKat! Only Roland could be so leisurely, designing new showers when a detachment of 50 drug enhanced soldiers are coming to storm his town.

  • Danis

    Thanks for the Chapter 😀

  • Cristian N. Hernández

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Puru.The.Great

    Thanks for the chapter!
    Happy New Year everyone!

  • Junior Jaw

    Is it just me.
    Or is this MC actually living a life waaay better than many other OP MC?
    Months of Demon, civil uprising, battle of the throne, threat of the church, danger from ‘demons’ and unaffiliated witches…

    And he is here making a bathroom.

    Many other MC would have been in the middle of a battle vs evil right now xD

    • belegorn

      step by step my friend, hes building his empire not rushing like a fool ñ_ñ

    • VerneJules

      Just like a certain someone’s ultimate quest to find pickles.

  • Junior Jaw

    I’m a fabulous man.

    I live my life fabulously.

    No others in this world have lived as fabulously as me, for I have high standards in life.

    -Roland ( and possibly all of us )

  • Junior Jaw

    IT WAS A WATER TOWER ALL ALONG!!!

    I’VE BEEN PLAYED LIKE A FIDDLE JUST LIKE PETROV

  • MangoGuy

    Damn..this bathroom is even better than my own!!

  • MangoGuy

    aye aye!! one serving of meat paste coming up~

  • Xegqu

    Thanks for the chapter

  • SanitaryCockroach

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    Copyright GM_Rusaku, in all likelihood.

  • Yash

    The King’s men have successfully infiltrated the Stronghold and are waiting for the optimal chance to strike.

    Meanwhile in Bordertown,
    Roland, “Anna, want to a bath together?”

  • Motionless47

    So Short but So Good~ (or atleast it felt so)
    Thanks for the Chap~

  • denysaceh

    I would love to watch this novel into Anime version Japan

  • mllhild

    Lighthouses are only used on the ocean or large lake shores. They actually serve to warn ships of reafs and that the coast is near during night or bad weather.

  • NaoSou

    Thanks!

  • FTxCerber

    I love the fact that the girls are getting more and “corrupted” for each passing chapter aka as being educated 🙂 Thats right! Screw you stupid bloody cruel church!

  • MOHLT

    Bullet caused so much damage because Ashes blocked armour piercing bullet with her poor quality iron sword. Simple lead bullets will cause normal damage, aka you need headshot or heartshot to put down drug addict instanlly.

  • Proxy Account

    drug addict <<< blown-off head/ torn limbs/pumped with lead

  • Maxi King

    while the stronghold is in a crisis roland builds a bathroom

  • ArchEyeTech

    We might be saying goodbye to Petrov.
    From the last chapter, he might be eliminated once they consider him as Rolands man which is very easy for them to do so becauseof the sheer difference of combat power. Not just the quantity and quality of the invading forces, but also with drug induced veteran mercenaries.

  • ArchEyeTech

    Happy New Year!!!

    To RTW Translators and fellow readers

  • Proxy Account

    It’s going to rain ashes and blood. Agh, yes. What a wonderful time.
    *I be like Kimblee, hue hue hue*

  • SanitaryCockroach

    This title intrigues me, what is to occur in said bathroom?

    • mllhild

      Remember 2 chapters back the letter from the spy? The towers with Iron pot on top where likely a water distributions system by gravity.

      Roland also mentioned earlier that he only had material to spare for the pipes to be made for the castle. –> So now he has flowing water in his bath in the castle(probably the first on in the kingdom of its size). Hence the title.

      • SanitaryCockroach

        Makes amazingly perfect sense, but the little naughty bit of me wants more Anna x Roland stuff, lol

  • Kuq Ku

    Id be a little worried about starting an uprising, once serfs begin to understand that they dont have to take that shit no more they will inevitably think of revenge, then zealots will rise up encouraging all kinds of agendas to fight against the establishment with.

    Next thing you know its Guillotines, off with their heads and a revolution is born, does Roland hope to destroy the monarchy as well?

    • Proxy Account

      Well, he might be. He already altered the Town Hall politics and set up his own Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Education, Department of Agriculture, Department of Science and Technology, not to mention the de-nobilization of the military. Practically the Armed Forces. Currently up is the Cultural Commission.

      • Kuq Ku

        He and part of the Churches goals might be the same. The Church has already begun to erode the Monarchists rule.

    • Nahim Kerman

      seems more like change the way from a absolut monarchy to a kind of Despotism, since i did not see Roland making plans to abandon his power for a elected president Also, in real life the french revolution was organized by the Illuminatti(AKA Iluminists, not the constpirational shit from internet but the ones of real life) and the FreeMasonwith the help of french bourgeoisie, while in Roland world nether of these powers exists, the bourgeoisie is just newborn and the church works more like the RL bolcheviques that their RL counterparts.

  • Rico Sebastian

    ( Teaser ) Does this mean roland finally have final push to bang someone ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Wrandral

    I know the drugged warriors are dangerous and all but does Timothy really believes this will work when Roland could waste a 1000 men army without losses? Then again it’s likely he dismissed that victory and doesn’t know that Roland knows about the drugs.

    I suppose i shouldn’t be too harsh he must be feeling quite a bit of pressure with Garcia and rebellions everywhere.

    • MangoGuy

      I think he doesn’t have the information. .

    • Proxy Account

      And that was the time when he only had his version 1.0 of the rifles and cannons. And now with his upgraded Anna and teleporting, revolver-wielding waifu (don’t forget the rich financiers, le business partners)….we all know how this is going to end…but the fun is always in the confused and unbelieving faces of the haughty and ignorant enemies as they bleed to death, or as they explode or being pumped full of lead. Agh, I can’t wait for the blood.

      Better if Roland’s already resolved his manpower and production problems, then he could afford to let one person live to spread the awesomeness and might of the People’s Republic of Bordertown, which of course Timothy and gang would scoff at, and the cycle of annihilation begins again. Tho there’s the church…bloody, we need tanks for this! Or just more gun-toting, cannon-lumbering battalions. Plus a legion of balloons armed with throwable incendiaries/explosives. And of course, if Garcia isn’t smart and decides to join in the massacre, there’s the Bordertown Steam Navy waiting in the seas and rivers. Air, land and water supremacy baby!

      • Nahim Kerman

        OH PHUCK YEAH!

    • Nnelg

      He probably assumes there was some blend of overconfidence, trickery, and luck involved; something that could conceveibly happen once but not twice.

      For instance, there was that one case where Oda Nobunaga routed a force of 25,000 with 2,500 (of which 500 didn’t even fight). Favorible weather, home-field advantage, and a desparate all-or-nothing plan combined to make that once-in-a-lifetime perfect victory. It is said that the enemy commander wasn’t even aware he was under attack until only seconds before a spear pierced his chest.

      Anyways, that was then, and this is now. It seems like the King’s men have a good plan, too; unfortunately (for them), they misidentified the primary objective…

      As Sun Tsu said, “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

    • mllhild

      The army was build to retake Longsong, not really Bordertown(As long as Tymonthi holds the Stronghold he can starve Roland by closing the river passage). Also a Pilled 1000 man army should be able to beat a 5000 man strong one. In this sense he is sending more than 3 times as much soldiers as the last attack against Roland. (these 1000 man are also probably all Tymonthi can spare at the moment between fighting in the North and keeping Garcia in check in the South)

  • JinVodka (*´﹃`*)

    Did someone say Castle ‘Bathroom’ ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • I want to read the next chapters so badly, too bad that the translator is a human(does anyone have the raws? I’m thinking in try out machine translations, if it’s readable then it’s enough).

    • Wrandral

      You don’t want to try MT trust me especially with Chinese

    • Yanchen Shi

      You may google LNMTL to find this book. I tried to post the raws site, but the system got me as ads. If you’d like to support raws or try to translate by yourself, you may google qidian to find the official site.

    • Алексей Пугач

      Release that witch is actually pretty good to read in google translate, I even found it better than LNMTL. Well, the names are often wonky, but it doesn’t give a headache to understand

      • I’m reading in LNMTL and so far it’s good, and I’m not even a English native speaker. It’s better than I expected.

    • Bramble

      its suprisingly okay if you know the keyword

  • Feras Al Harbi

    what’s this? the lamb has willingly come to the slaughter? what joy!!!

  • Raufgar

    [Teaser] What a title…will Roland finally get some action? Or will he start to get some action and get interrupted by the arrival of the messenger?

    OR maybe he’ll be “dropping the kids to the pool” and the messenger comes.

  • Asura Asura

    Time to test the new equipment of Border Town.

  • [Teaser] The upcoming battle is going to be the perfect fuel to enhance the emotion convey by the next drama (about corrupted nobles) even futher and even unite the new citizen loyalty towards Bordertown. Can’t wait to read it.