RW Chapter 201

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Chapter 201 Back to the Stronghold

Keeping the power of the pills in mind, Roland didn’t immediately order the First Army to chase the fleeing enemy. Instead, he sent Lightning and Maggie to monitor the situation.


Those who had been injured in the line of duty immediately received treatment. During the whole battle, only five soldiers had been injured, they had all been hit by spears and from the five injured people, four belonged to the artillery. He was pleased to see that when the enemy’s wave reached its striking distance of one hundred and fifty meters, his artillery group didn’t disperse in confusion, instead they only lowered their bodies and hid behind the cannons, so that they could resume the attack as soon as possible after the end of the spear shower.


From the beginning Nana had been standing behind the defense line waiting on standby, but the most remarkable part was when the enemy turned around and fled, she ignored the rumbling sound of ongoing gunfire, and ran together with the old Viscount towards the position of the artillery soldiers, making sure to rescue and give medical treatment to those victims of short spears. After seeing her actions, it was hard to believe, that only six months ago, this little girl had become dizzy at the sight of blood.


In the end, the five injured managed to survive. And under the cheers and the salutes of the watching soldiers, Nana left the battlefield.


In fact, this battle was much easier than the last time when they had to deal with the Duke’s coalition. Without the drugs, the addicted militia had entered an extremely vulnerable state, some of them even ran two to three kilometers, only to throw themselves onto the ground, no longer able to move.


Soon after, Roland’s pursuing troops had caught them all and began to escort them back to the Longsong Stronghold. During the chase, the First Army was also able to capture two Knights, although they did not swallow the pills, they had still lost every thought of putting up a resistance. When confronted with the continuous pursuit, they simply chose to surrender, asking for the opportunity to send a letter to their family and giving a plea for redemption.


Four days later, they reached Longsong Stronghold.


Thanks to the intelligence gathered from the surrendered Knights; Nightingale easily disintegrated all the troops left in the stronghold’s castle. After killing the captain on the spot, more than 100 militiamen fled in panic, blindly running into an ambush the First Army had set up at the gate.


Later, Roland’s men found the captive Petrov in the castle’s dungeons. He looked haggard, probably caused by his worry and anxiety, but because of his identity as a noble of the Honeysuckle family, he hadn’t suffered through inhumane treatment.


After nearly three months, the Prince saw the Acting Duke once again.


“Being able to see you safe and sound is truly good news, Your Royal Highness,” Petrov’s uneasiness finally relaxed, then he went through his experiences of the last days, “I did not know that Timothy’s envoy… ”


“They all died,” Roland leaned relaxed against his chair and said indifferent “Most of the 1500 people they brought to Border Town have died, and the rest are currently locked in the stronghold’s prison.


When Petrov heard about the complete annihilation of the envoys, he somehow looked a bit surprised, “Your Royal Highness, with this, I am afraid that the new King… no, your brother will see you as a thorn in the eye.”


“So, do you mean I should have deliberately lost the fight, and obediently went with them to King’s City, begging for his mercy?” While asking, Roland looked him directly into the eyes.


Not able to face his view, the latter involuntarily lowered his head, “No, Your Royal Highness…”


“The moment he set foot in the Western Territory, he became my enemy,” the Prince declared in a calm voice.


“It seems that in order to seize power, Timothy Wimbledon is becoming more and more desperate. He is urgently in need of land and titles to divide between the other nobles to ensure their support. In case all you wanted was to live a life in pleasure, why would you want to manage the stronghold for me? You should already be aware of the point, only when I become the King of Graycastle will your position as the Lord of the Western Territory be set in stone.” Roland paused for a moment and then said, “To prevent this from happening for a second time, I need to form an army to guard the stronghold.”


“Army?” Petrov asked shocked.


“Yes, without any Knights, only built out of civilians, a permanent army.” Roland slowly explained his plans, “You have to pick out 300 people who live inside the stronghold, who will be trained by my subordinates on how to fight. The requirement for the 300 people is: They have to be civilians, they must not be guilty of any crime, they aren’t allowed to be followers of the Church, and lastly, they have to be between the age of 16 and 30 and without any physical disability. During the training, they will be living in Border Town, and I will provide them with weapons. From now on, your Knights and patrols will only be responsible for urban security, I have written down further details on the parchment,” with this, he handed a piece of paper to Petrov, “you can announce a recruitment order and follow through with the screening according to the previous terms.”


If he wanted to have the control of the city garrison in his own hand, it was evident that stationing his own army here was the most appropriate approach. But the scale of the First Army was too small, they weren’t even large enough to defend Border Town, so not even mentioning splitting the force to guard Longsong Stronghold and Border Town. The only possibility and best compromise was to let the other side provide the manpower, while he would carry out the training.


With Nightingale’s ability to detect lies he could guarantee the loyalty of the group, and together with new military training methods and ideological education, it should be possible to form a fighting force soon. As for their weapons, he would equip them with the rapidly outdated flintlocks, so even if they got captured by the enemy, it wouldn’t be a problem for him. Moreover, the army could also take over the task of information gathering and transmission, so as long as someone tried to attack the stronghold, Roland would be the first to receive the message.


“I understand,” Petrov nodded.


“I will review the people you select, so I can only encourage you to not try placing spies among them, because it would be a meaningless act.” Roland warned, “You have already sent spies, and by now, they all have gone to the mines. If there is ever something similar again… ”


“No, Your Highness,” the other wiped off the sweat on his forehead. “I promise that won’t happen.”


“Then there’s the matter of the church,” the Prince said while once more leaning back in his chair. “You probably do not know that the stronghold’s church has been burned down by Timothy’s men and that they even killed the High Priest. There is only a ruin left now.”


“They have burned the church?” Petrov became startled by the news, “This… I have to report it to Hermes as soon as possible.”


The Church’s law states that the King and the Lord’s are obligated to protect the local Church’s facilities from any harm, if they cannot prevent it from happening, it has to be reported to the New Holy City immediately. As the former ambassador who was proficient in the law, Petrov’s reaction could be seen as normal, and furthermore, such a matter cannot be concealed anyway, I am afraid that the church’s follower living in the stronghold have already sent a message to the Holy City on the same day it happened.


“It is true that we should report the matter, but the letter’s contents needs to be adjusted appropriately,” Roland said with a smile. “You only have to write in the message that the attackers belonged to Timothy Wimbledon and that after they looted and burned the church down, they left the stronghold, disappearing without a trace. In addition, you will put this thing into the letter, “he took a pill out of his pocket and handed it to Petrov, “just state they you had picked it up near the church, they will understand.”


“What is this?”


“They are the secret medicine of the Church. Furthermore, it is also the object Timothy desired. It allows ordinary people to get a burst of strength in short time, but when the effect of the drug subsides their organs will slowly stop to function, and they will die,” Roland explained. “Timothy wants to rely on the drug to strengthen his Army, allowing him to secure his precious throne. So, when the Church’s sees the pill, they will naturally understand his intention.”


As to whether or not they will take measures, is an entirely different question.


“I will follow your order, Your Highness,” Petrov said, putting the pill into his pocket.

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  • Xegqu

    Thanks for the chapter

  • JinVodka (*´﹃`*)

    (_( ・ω<)_() ≡≡≡❤ ◎
     / つノ
     し―J Nana is becoming a pro healer… hope timothy and the church will kill each other so Ronald will only deal with his pirate sister and leftovers

  • Redroajs1

    ARIGATOU!!!! Thanks for the chapter!! 😀

  • Carlos Jose Barva Serrato

    Remember Nana heal Is regeneration of tissues and organs, so if she get a power evolution it would be most likely a enchantment of biological material a.k.a super soldiers

  • Puru.The.Great

    Thanks for the chapter!
    How will this war evolve from now on is the question. Both Timothy and Gracia will have some discomfort from this news. They do have other spies I guess. Timothy at least will feel discomfort on this issue. I hope none of the 1500 attackers escaped. The Church is another variable.

    • Aldrich Castillo

      The knights are probably dead… And the rest of the 1500 took drugs soooo…..

      • Puru.The.Great

        ya, read the next chapter

  • ambi

    Thanks for the chapter Roxerer, KitKat, and Jan D! Ah the war is finally drawing close. Wonder if Roland will ever initiate the attack.

  • Danis

    Thanks for the Chapter 😀

  • Oak

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Tobi Alafin

    Where do I read MTLs?

  • Tobi Alafin

    Kinda peeved no one died. Makes it kinda unbelievable.

  • Neko

    Only five injured people. It is a very good result for a battle. Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

  • MangoGuy

    he sure agreed to that quickly~

  • Nantoka

    Thanks for the chapter :3

  • Atamahead027

    Nana more like “Nightingale” then Nightingale herself.

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Sage Verdurous Sea Turtle

    thanks for the chapter!

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much!!!

  • SanitaryCockroach
  • belegorn

    Yare yare daze, Nightingale its now like a Stand User from jojo, XD a killing machine with guns,

  • NaoSou



    2nd chapter?! On Sunday?! I think I have nosebleed.

  • Tadsapon Thakonviroj

    Worth the wait

  • ViRuss

    Were we just given best case scenario where not a single man died… Of the ~1000 spears thrown only 6 landed..

    • Grey Human

      Its a spear not a javelin, so even with enhanced drugs, their flight velocity are very low. The first Army members could dodge them easily because they can see them miles away. Also, the enemy probably already exhausted their spear on the bunkers and the moment the militias could throw their spears at the artillery team, they are already in range of the canons pulverizing canister shot, that’s why there is only so few wounded soldiers in the artillery team.

      • ViRuss

        Thank you for not bashing me. But for your arguments I don’t think the flight velocity would have been so slow as for their untrained eyes to have seen them coming and dodged them. This is also considering the spears were thrown chaotically rather than all at once and that there must have been so many of them, however despite these details not many were hit and I see there’s even some luck in the ones hit also didn’t die on the spot from a fatal hit. I’m also only talking about the spears hurting and potentially killing a militia, because they couldn’t do anything other than throw the spears.

        Anyway, I was just bugged by these details, the novel is still awesome and I’m still very grateful to the amazing people bringing us the novel and the great community.

        • Grey Human

          Relax.. We are all bunch of friendly chaps to have discussions with.

    • mllhild

      They worked pretty hard to get this best case scenario after all.

      Since Roland made this into a siege rather than an open field battle such a thing is expected to happen. If you look at medieval times then you see that its normal for an army of defenders to repel an army five times larger, and this with equal weapons.

      With the battle numbers being 1500 vs 600, Rolands fortification is not something you would attack, much less frontally. They are only going at it because the commander is dead and they were tricked into attacking.

      To add insult to injury, the bunkers are camouflaged and the attackers have no idea how to deal with them. So all they could do was trow their spears at them and then run past since the spears didn’t affect the strange smoking thing. Most probably aren’t even sure that there are man inside of this strange things that make noise, flashs and smoke.

      Also there are only 5 injured. They also would probably have died after the fight if they had to rely on medical treatment of this era, or even of our times maybe.

      • Nahim Kerman

        Amazinling observed my friend!

      • ViRuss

        Thank you for an unaggressive reply, my thoughts on the bunkers though are they can be seen because of how large they are, they will also know from the flashes there should be people within attacking with some new weapon. They have targets to aim their 1000+ spears at.

        My only inkling of displeasure is there seems to be a very unrealisticly low number of casualties (from the spears) in fact if there were a couple more there would have been a much greater chance of one bleeding to death (Nana not arriving in time). Therefore I feel we got an unrealistic number of zero casualties. So about there only being 5 casualties, it’s very convenient there was so little and even more so none were so badly injured to have died before recieving help.

  • Proxy Account

    *insert Shiba Tatsuya doing his team-revival thing*
    Now, that’s scary.

  • Raufgar

    Oh, you mean like Tatsuya?

  • Eko Ari Wibowo

    roland really need to organized his army. its impossible in the future to rely solely on nana. he need medics detachment and proper combat hospital on the field

    • mllhild

      He is already giving basic classes to the army. But to train a decent medic a few years will go into it. Also Roland has no clue about medicine, only the normal stuff you learn in high-school and movies. So besides knowledge on infections, bacteria and the need for sterilization of medical tools he is inferior to the existing medics of this world.

      • Nnelg

        Granted though, just knowledge of sterilization puts him miles ahead. The only other advance on par with it I can think of is anesthesia. (I was about to say suturing, but it turns out even the ancient Egyptians knew it.)

      • Eko Ari Wibowo

        you are probably right. i am a pharmacist, thats why maybe i unconsciously think its not that hard to organized medics unit in the army. in my training i can make penicillium sp culture out of salted food or isolate those culture from a damp room

    • ViRuss

      So true, I think it’s very convenient there’s so low a number of casualties that Nana was able to save them all. It’s a very good opinion because, truth is, Roland is very human and will make some mistakes, but despite that author’s given Roland too smooth a sailing. How well some things turn out is quite unrealistic, just my daily plans never slotting into place is enough proof of that to me.

      I hope people actually see these points and actually consider them, the novel isn’t perfection and so some constructive criticisms like these are great because it helps me see things I may otherwise not have. I still love the novel for being one of the best out there!

      • Eko Ari Wibowo

        you are right. but i think the low causalities is also because of the bunker that roland made. the author is a smart man, i give him that. i think he did a good job making roland character and the world around him

  • Chiki Amara
  • Om nerabdator

    how old is nana again, for some reason im picturing her as around 9yr old

    • Herloct

      Isn’t she the same age/a bit younger than Anna?
      The youngest is Lily right?

      • MOHLT

        Anna is 18(17 in earlier chapter) and Lily actually is 16(I was tricked too, you know!), so Nana/Lightning is most likely youngest witches in Border Town. Even if Maggie is loli in body, mind and soul… she is older than Nana/Lightning.

    • VerneJules

      Nana just came of age, right? Her coming of age a few months ago proved Roland’s hypothesis on the Demonic Bite.

      • Roxerer

        No Nana should be as old as Lightning, around 14 to 15.

      • Om nerabdator

        thats true i forgot about that, too much talking of nana being weak messed with my head

      • Wrandral

        She’s old enough ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Kuq Ku

    Is this gonna be a Nana arc! will we see her evolve! she really is someone that could do some serious shit if she gets her power upgraded, can u imagine it? could she potentially give or become immortal?

    I keep thinking of an angelic form of deadpool lol or wolverine but with the capacity to give that same gift to others, imagine if she could manipulate your genetic code and actually create Witches from ordinary humans! so much potential!

    I must say she is the one that I am the most excited to see evolve! My brain is going into overdrive wondering what she will be capable of.

    • Guradu Gilgida

      Fool, the highest grade of healing spell is RESURRECTION.

      • Kuq Ku

        Screw Resurrection Ill skip that and get immortality lol invulnerability wont need to die now will I! and screw a mercy rez!!! Make me Lobo Nana!!!

        Gdamn she would be able to make super soldiers if she can evolve her powers, give them a healing factor.

        BUT DAMMIT THIS WASNT A NANA ARC grrr… why no Nana arc… shes so important!!!

  • MangoGuy

    That feels so badass!!

  • Puru.The.Great

    Nana-sama has descended!

  • VitorF

    wow nana become a tru military medic.

  • Mrgibl3ts

    Started 2 weeks ago reading and now im up to date…. hnnnggh the anticipation is killing me!

    • MOHLT

      Welcome to the club, enjoy the ride for another 2 years or so…

      • Wrandral

        NOOOO DON’T SAY THAT!!!!
        Though like Gaben said : Worth the wait

        • MOHLT

          I’m still waiting for HL3

          • dns7950

            Chapter 201
            Release That Witch=3 words
            Half-Life 3 Confirmed!

        • Jemini Benhur Baucan

          WELCOME to the F5 sect

    • Just a Potato

      I understand the pain, I even started to read the machine translated chapters!

    • Yarbles

      Started 2 days ago now im up to date,
      Shit, well it was worth it.
      I am waiting on a flying battleship =(weightless+flight+Wind)*(Concrete+Artillery)

    • Yash

      I am fucking jealous of you, I started this novel when there were only 6 chapters available…yet..yet you, Sigh, but welcome anyway.

      • Mrgibl3ts

        haha thanks fam

    • ViRuss

      Are interested in taking up another awesome novel then? One I picked up yesterday and only put down 4am in the morning today, knowing full well I had school at 8:40 is: Paradise of the Demons and Gods.

      • Mrgibl3ts

        Ill give it a shot, thanks 🙂