RW Chapter 196

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Chapter 196 The Calamity of the Church

Lehman and his knights rode their horses through the streets of Longsong Stronghold.

 

Now, after the fighting had come to an end, the city’s residents were all hiding in their houses and keeping their doors shut; not even half a shadow could be seen on the streets, making a cold and cheerless image.

 

“Sir Lehman, I hope that your hand is alright,” The “Shield” Knight, Sir Levin asked.

 

“It’s not a problem,” Lehman Hawes shrugged his shoulders, “at least I can still move it,” however, that small movement was already enough to make him wrinkle his brows.

 

Last night’s seizure of the gate had went smoothly, only twenty guards had been stationed at the East Gate, they never expected that the enemy’s attack would come from the inside.

 

Even though they were able to sound the horn, the reinforcements had still needed a quarter of an hour to arrive, by then, the 15 mercenaries, enhanced with the pills, had already reached the top of the gate; killing one guard after another and thus allowing Lehman with this Knights to open the gate. Under the darkness of night, Lehman hadn’t noticed the side door in the city wall from which two knights had suddenly appeared, the one armed with a hammer immediately throwing himself at Lehman.

 

In order to lessen the swinging power of the hammer, he had to take the hammer’s blow before it reached his waist, under such a hasty situation Lehman was merely able to use his arm to resist, and almost at the same time using his sword with his other hand to pierce into the guard’s waist. Affected by the impact of the fatal blow, the incoming hammer lost a lot of its strength, but it was still strong enough to leave behind a noticeable dent on his arm’s armor piece.

 

At first, Lehman hadn’t felt much pain, however, after they had conquered the gate, he noticed that he had problems with lifting his arm, when he unlocked the armor he discovered that his forearm had already swollen up like a rolling pin.

 

“I hope there’s an analgesic herb in the church,” Levin said. “They often prepare some strange things.”

 

“Like those pills for example.” Duane, another Knight who happens to be near, said.

 

Soon, the knights reached the church’s gate, and a team of around 100 militia could already be seen waiting for them, showing off a look full of desire.

 

“Hand out some pills to them,” Lehman dismounted from his horse. When he saw that everyone had taken the pills, he turned around, climbed the stairs and led his team to the main hall.

 

“Halt,” the two gatekeepers shouted, “This is Holy Land, no one is allowed to bring their weapons inside!”

 

Levin pulled out his weapon and placed it in both his hands to hand it over, “We are aware of that, this should be given to you, right?” When the believer stretched out his hands, ready to receive the weapon, Levin suddenly and masterfully grasped the sword’s hilt then slashed his sword upwards, sending the believer’s two hands falling to the ground.

 

“Ah -” even before the believer’s sorrowful cry could fully emerge from his throat, the Knight had already pierced the tip of his sword through it

 

Even though Levin’s nickname was Shield, his quick sword draw was truly unmatched.

 

After the other believer’s throat was cut open by Duane, Lehman kicked open the door and expressionless entered the hall.

 

“Who are you?” A middle-aged man wearing a blue-and-white ritual gown walked up to them not showing a trace of fear as he faced the bloody sword which was pointed at him, “Daring to have the impertinence to break into the church! Children, grab them!”

 

Lehman sneered, right now, most people were at home, so there were no more than 20-30 believers inside the church. Having to face his battle-hardened knights, their rebellion would only be a doomed cause.

 

Not waiting for his order, with a devilish laugh Duane pulled his sword, cutting down one of the believers that was rushing over. Other people also quickly joined the battle, turning the church into a scene of chaos. Seeing the situation, the priest shouted, “Children, take the holy medicine so that God will give you the power to defeat the mob!”

 

His Majesty Timothy’s guess was right, Lehman thought, they really did have pills stored in here! Merely to see how the believer’s eyes suddenly turn red through and through, and on the believer’s face blue veins were blossoming. With those drugs, an ordinary person could break through the human body’s limit of strength and speed. Furthermore, the narrower the terrain, the more challenging it would be to deal with them. Unfortunately for them, they aren’t the only ones who possess those things, he thought, now have a taste of your own medicine.

 

“Get out!” he yelled, “make the militia fight against them!”

 

Hearing his shout, the militia behind him couldn’t wait to swallow those two colored pills and madly rush forward to fight against the believer. Seeing all this, the priest’s face finally lost his color, “Why do you also have the…!”

 

“Holy Medicine?” Holding his sword in his hand, Lehman bypassed the group of fighting people, closing in towards his counterpart. “They were a present from your Church, and if we hadn’t to face your obstacles, His Majesty Timothy would have already unified the Kingdom of Graycastle.”

 

“His Majesty?” The priest’s eyes became wide, “you are Timo– ”

 

With a grunting sound his voice stopped, the Knight’s sword pierced the man’s chest, penetrating his heart and lung.

 

Soon after, the unequal fight ended and there were more than 20 believers slaughtered with their bodies spread all over the ground. The further the drug efficacy vanished, the heavier the soldiers began to breathe so when they were finally able to sit down, they were so satisfied that they didn’t mind to sit in the blood which was endlessy flowing over the ground.

 

Lehman’s arm also became heavier; just his previous sword stroke was enough to make him experience a tearing pain. Sometimes, he also wanted to swallow that black pill, let himself ignore the physical fatigue and suffering, but whenever he saw the pill’s ugly side effects, this idea would immediately vanish.

 

Lehman had a profound understanding of the two pills that were sold by the church. For a healthy person, the pill would only be effective for three times. While the first time it was still effective for a quarter hour, the duration would decrease with every following dose, at the same time forming a heavy dependence on it. If you were unable to take the medicine for a long time, the body would gradually decline until finally, death.

 

Taking advantage of this characteristic, he let every one of the soldiers eat a pill to unify the militia, in this way forcing them to obey his orders. The craving for the drug could turn even the weakest farmer into a bloodthirsty beast. Now, after the hundred people had taken the pill for the second time, they could only be used one more time.

 

But… even if the drug is taken after the third dosage, it will only slow the process, it still cannot reverse its damage. In other words, as soon as one takes the first pill, it is equivalent to setting their first foot into the coffin. Of course, this was something he would never explain to them.

 

There is no doubt that the two-color secret medicine is a conspiracy of the Church, His Majesty Timothy is apparently aware of this, and because of this, he prohibited all of the Knights from taking it. However, it is also a weapon which can be used to unify the kingdom, or… rather, must be used. Without it, His Majesty cannot overcome Garcia Wimbledon, who also has those pills with her.

 

When His Majesty mentioned this matter to him for the first time, Lehman couldn’t believe it. He just couldn’t understand why the Church would support two members of the royal family who were competing against each other for the throne. But after a series of unforeseen events, he had to acknowledge His Majesty’s judgment. And now, with the Church in the Western Territory also in possession of the pills, he no longer had any doubt – the Church doesn’t intend to help any of the Princes or Princess to the throne; no, they want the entire Kingdom of Graycastle for themselves.

 

“We found the pills in the basement, there are four large boxes, with thousands in all of them.” After thoroughly plundering the Church, Levin excitedly came back to report, “There were also gold royals, jewelry, and many silk fabrics, all of which should be the donations given by believers.”

 

“What can be taken, take away and what can’t be taken, burn,” Lehman instructed. “In case someone asks, Roland Wimbledon was the one who did all of this. We’re just helping the Church to suppress his rebellion.”

 

Because we still have to rely on the Church to get the secret medicine, so, for now, we can’t burn all of our bridges with them. It is better if we blame the Prince for it, since he can already be considered dead. In order to prevent the Church from becoming suspicion, His Majesty himself had stayed in the North, pretending to comply with their fake instruction. He’d only secretly sent out a small number of Knights, who recruited a large number of militia to capture the Western Territory.

 

Nowadays, all the forces of the Church are concentrated in the Wolfsheart Kingdom, so we have to unite the Kingdom of Graycastle as soon as possible, only then will we have the strength to resist an attack of the Church. His Majesty Timothy believes that it is only a matter of time before the Church attacks the Kingdom of Graycastle. So until then, we have to store and collect as many pills as possible. At the same time, he has also ordered King’s City Alchemy Association to research its ingredients, so that they could become able to imitate it.

 

Now that we have the pills in our hand, there is only one task left – completely eliminating Roland Wimbledon.


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  • Sage Verdurous Sea Turtle

    thanks for the chapter!

  • Zeth

    Thank you!!

  • Junior Jaw

    Roland CAN make use of the pills he’s never used…

    Just make the pill-lovers in this chap his followers and feed them pills.

  • Yash

    Knight meat paste with a side order of despair, COMING RIGHT UP!!

  • the High lord

    guys if gun and doping fight. who will win?

    • Junior Jaw

      Same story as zombies and guns?

      What have they taught you?

  • Yeaaaaah… Good luck with that.

    Can’t say I’m too broken up about what happened to those churchmen, though. 😉

  • Proxy Account

    Next up, Carnage at the Bordertown Gates.

  • Puru.The.Great

    Thanks for the chapter!
    Timothy has no idea about Roland, while Roland has some notion about Timothy having gotten involved with the church. Only Tilly was ever cautious about everyone. Even she’d be surprised about Roland’s change.

  • esya

    i wish timmy work with roland – why need to kill each other when they both can kill the church. he know the church want to pit them against each other so why still following their game?

    • phyrigia

      that’s because he want the throne for himself. if he join hand with roland, he can’t have the throne to himself.

  • BurstThrough

    Wow seems that not even locally they try to look homely instead of creepy…
    Seriously Timmy? Not even the retarded brother would want to return while the person they’re vulnerable is in the middle of a campaign!For many reasons! Mostly as the letter had nothing like: “No worries I won’t stab you in the back” in it.
    Also going straight to killing without diplomacy(or a simple won’t kill you if surrender)? Cold dude…
    Timmy’s REALLY the smart one?
    EVEN THE DUMB ELDER BROTHER would wonder how Roland beat the Duke!!
    Timmy, seems Garcia will soon have your neck if you keep with that one-track mindedness…

  • RedDragonX

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • ambi

    Thanks for the chapter Dion S., LazyDragon, DrTriggered; Mathias V., Tham W., Paul B., Gege Sadewa, Iceman77, Chakree T., Triple R, Francisco G., Charlie L., Agnishwar C., Roxerer, and KitKat! It’s funny how none of the sides has even bothered to scout out Roland’s forces. They’re all just accelerating the endgame where Roland marches with his technological advances and sweeps all sides.

  • Oak

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Симеон Димитров

    How many times will our prince get framed for this or that…
    first it was the church envoy, now the church destruction…

    • Aldrich Castillo

      After he wins against the 1000, is there a chance the church would think Timmy was the one who had the envoy killed, and also plundered the church? Since if they lose, they cant really conceal their atempted attack, right?

      • Симеон Димитров

        That would be nice, getting counter framed. But the chances are higher for ‘Oh, he definitely had the power to kill them, must be him.’

  • JinVodka (*´﹃`*)

    ._∧_∧__ THANKS FOR THE CHAPTER!!
    (_( ・ω<)_() ≡≡≡❤ ◎
     / つノ
    ..し―J Oh hahahha their going to see a total nightmare

  • Xegqu

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Kuq Ku

    Well at least Timothy isnt that stupid, thankfully, Id be rather disappointed if he were just as gullible as Garcia. Its good to know that he has turned his attention on the Church which really highlights what I had posted on earlier chapters, of how stupid the Church was to reveal itself so soon when only the former King and eldest son were dead.

    Using Mercs to roid up is perfect, nice use of resources Timothy, you only have a handful of your Knights free from the effects of the drugs and have lost nothing of importance if things go sideways. Laying the blame at the destruction of the church on Roland for an alibi is a nice touch.

    But unfortunately for you, Roided up Junkie meet Mr Bullet, have a nice day. Oh hohoho, I hope Nightingale does a Reaper! I want her dropping down to ultimate their asses with DIE DIE DIE! (not that she would ever throw away those guns :P)

    • Dramen

      Actually all three sides know the side effects of the pill and so far none have had used them using their own forces and all 3 more or less aware of the church’s conspiracy
      Timothy: mercs
      Roland: prisoner
      Garcia: southern tribes people

      • Kuq Ku

        Garcia did use her own forces not a large amount but she did use her own men, granted the majority was used by the sand people.

  • Seems like both Ashbringer and Timothy are putting the blame on Roland, ironically Roland has already forsee himself making an enemy out of the Church since the beginning when he started working with the witches.

    • Roland: So you’re finally here. I’ve been expecting you.
      Churchman: Yes! We’re here to kill you for killing our envoy and destroying our church!
      Roland: …And what else?
      Churchman: Just those.
      Roland: What about the witches?
      Churchman: What witches?
      ;D

  • fgundam

    LOL at least they did something good for roland and that is removing church influence from his territory so after killing the knights he can also blame his brother or sister to the church lowing their need to send their holy legion or army after him.

  • Danis

    ************************ lets the war begin !!!

    Thanks For The Chapter 😀

  • Wrandral

    Still what a wonderful Wimbledon family don’t you think guys? Almost feels like GoT.

  • Nantoka

    Thanks for the chapter :3

  • Herloct

    I wonder if Roland could research the drugs and eliminate some of their side effects.
    It could become great kind of energy drinks 😀

    • Wrandral

      Unlikely since this is not his domain of expertise but he may give the job to his alchemists.

      • bble

        and leaves

        • Aldrich Castillo

          Well… Chances are the drugs are also from witches’ fluids soooo… He probably wont be making them

  • MangoGuy

    the worst feeling is when you know yu ar getting used but you have nothing better to do…It feels horrible!!

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • NaoSou

    Thanks!

  • FTxCerber

    As if a bunch of dogs is capable of killing a man, who is standing on top of the well. If Timothy is able to see through the church’s machinery, why wouldnt Gracia be able too? Now, the question is – Why cant they make a truce and take down the church first? Because they are both backstabbing paranoid assholes!

    • Silver Froze

      yeah, because they are both cunning and sly fox that will make them unable to trust each other.

    • mllhild

      She already did see thru them. The Archbishops discussed how she had killed every believers of the church in her city(maybe even her whole territory)

      • FTxCerber

        I know that she knows, it was an obvious leading question to point out how self centered they are.

  • Maxi King

    https://i.imgflip.com/10aiqe.jpg
    guess they didn’t expect what comes next

  • FanChan

    i feel bad for Timothy now because you never want to p*ss and MC off

  • MOHLT
    • SPONS

      This image is so appropriate for this situation lol. I can’t wait for those cocky knights to get their faces smashed by a bullet.

  • MOHLT
  • Puru.The.Great

    War preparations?

  • Info

    No no no go back with the envoy.

  • Danis

    hahaha just come to mc town and all of you will see hell !!!

    • Better come quickly! MC needs more teachers and factory workers!

      • Алексей Пугач

        They’ve all taken pills, they can’t survive long enough to become useful

        • BongBong Chu

          Except the knights!

        • Junior Jaw

          Don’t forget that Roland have a lot of pills with him and a continuous supply from the church.

    • FTxCerber

      Will we finally see Roland turn to crueler methods to achieve his goals? Using his enemies as test subjects?

    • Herloct

      Well, most of them doesn’t even have time to feel it, they would already dead without knowing what killed them 😀

    • BongBong Chu

      The way Nightshade learned to use a gun from the Gray Space, they will not see much.

      Revolution in warfare number 1: eliminate speeches to those who are about to die.

  • Rico Sebastian

    ( Teaser )
    Is it time to get real 0-o

  • those knights are just gonna become target practice for the new guns

  • MangoGuy

    Welp, sh*t is gonna get real pretty soon!!

  • Arashi

    Damn, I wonder how long it will take for Roland to find out about Timothy’s army’s strategy of attacking Longsong from the inside… hopefully he’ll have time to prepare and make his move.

    • Danis

      in 2 day ………………………….or more……………………..

      • Dang, it’ll be sad if Longsong got wrecked so bad during that time

        • Andrew Baucus

          Actually this is helping the MC, A destroyed church in the western territories means he can spread the Witches influence easier

          • No, well, my comment was made during the teaser, lol. I wasn’t aware what they were planning to do there. I thought they’d just wreck havoc to take full control. I totally didn’t consider the existence of the church.

  • Grey Human

    WAR !!!!!!

  • Wrandral

    Teaser
    Welp they seized the fortress though i wonder if it was before the 2 witches flew by ( implying they hide the signs of the slaughter quickly ) or after ( which is still pretty good timing for them)

    • Huskeylord

      The witches probably didn’t check inside the fortress only the road.

    • Expers

      Since large armies tend to stand out, the two birds will notice in time, the real question is whether or not a certain princess notices the opening before Roland can take advantage and gain additional territories. That said I must resist reading for a few chapters so the cliff won’t be so painful, though this chapter will likely be a meanwhile in holy city blah.

      • Damn, if she notices and can take over the situation so soon, then hands up, she’s too damn great.