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The sea was like a blue earth, only more flat.

 

If Maggie had been here, she would be constantly chirping and she could also ask her about how far it still was to the island, nowadays, the only sound she heard were the sea’s waves crashing against the sides of the ship. Although hearing that for a long time became tedious, for the crew, it was actually a lucky beat, it meant that today was a day good for sailing.

 

Oh, now there is another one, Ashes thought. Under the pressure of a foot, the old teak board issued a slight squeak sound, telling her that someone was coming.

 

“I did not expect that you actually lived in a place like the Sleeping Island,” a white-haired old man stepped to her side, his hands resting on the railing, “That place, although it looks great, once the tide comes, most of the land will be flooded by the sea, it’s not suitable for a settlement. Why not live in Crescent Moon Bay? It is the second largest Island of the Fjords, there are still many uninhabited spaces there.

 

One Eye Jack, the Captain of ‘The Charming Beauty’, as his name suggested, he had a blindfold on his face which completely concealed his left eye. He was also one of the few Captains that were willing to transport goods for the witches, even though the people in the Fjords didn’t hate witches, unlike the inhabitants on the mainland, but they also didn’t love dealing with outsiders.

 

“Not everyone is willing to deal with witches like you are,” Ashes smiled, “The sea will indeed flood sleeping Island, but it is precisely because of this, that as the third largest island of the Fjords, is still a deserted island.

 

“The third largest island doesn’t mean that it also offers the third largest amount of living area,” Captain Jack just shrugged his shoulders. “If you cannot live on it, its size doesn’t matter, for example, the Searing Flame Island.”

 

“What the witches are best at, is altering nature,” she said earnestly, “Moreover, now where the island has became our home. As long as we don’t have to face the suppression of the Church, we can create an entirely different world there, a… ‘New World’.” She paused for a moment. ”How long has it been since the last time you were on Sleeping Island?”

 

The Captain took off his hat and scratched the back of his head, “It’s been almost a month now. Last time I had to deliver a batch of witches and a warehouse full of pearl rice. To tell you the truth, when they saw the group of young women frolicking on the ship, the expression on the faces of my sailors was only too foolish. You know how difficult it is for a stripeling to sail over the sea, they are similar to a volcano that can erupt at any time, but fortunately I stopped them from drinking. Otherwise, my beloved ship may have met with a disaster.”

 

Ashes automatically ignored the latter half of his words, “A month is enough time to make radical changes, Captain. I bet that when you see Sleeping Island again, it will be quite differently than from the Island you remember.”

 

“Is that so?” Jack whistled. “Then I will look forward to it… Wait a minute, what’s that?” He leaned over the side of the ship, trying to look ahead, “Monkey! There is something in front of the mast!”

 

The sailor, known as Monkey, used his hands and feet to nimbly climbed to the crow’s nest at the top of the mast, and then lifted the observation mirror, “Captain, that should be an island!

 

“Island? What nonsense are you speaking, “Captain took out his compass and glanced at it,” We still aren’t near Sleeping Island, but except for it, what other island could it be?”

 

“But it really is an island, Captain, I swear!”

 

“To me your vow is as useful as a fart, let me take a look,” Jack said, taking off his hat.

 

“No, no, Captain, do not you come up here, up here, the wind is very strong,” after observing for a while, Monkey continued, “By the Three Gods!” He shouted, incredulously, “I know what it is, it really is Sleeping Island! It’s become taller!”

 

 

The Charming Beauty slowly approached the pier of the Sleeping Island, and the boatman could scarcely believe his eyes.

 

The towering island was similar to a small mountain which stood out above the sea level. The mountain wall was perfectly straight and precipitous, distancing the top of it by at least several feet from the sea level.

 

Ashes, who arrived at the island for the first time showed a much calmer reaction than most of the other people, which was in the eyes of Captain Jack were the very symbol of calm and self-confidence.

 

“You win,” he sighed. “I never expected that you would be able to make an island rise. It is not surprising that the bunch of madmen in the Church hate your witches after all, your abilities make you almost comparable to the gods.”

 

“Uncle Jack, it’s not like you said, that the island has risen up,” a young girl that stood at the pier to welcome them laughingly said,” we just built a ‘wall’ around Sleeping Island, if you wait for a moment, you can come with us and take a look to understand it.” Finished speaking, she turned to Ashes and bowed her head in salute, “You have finally come back, Lady Tilly has been talking about you for a long time.”

 

Ashes touched her head, “You don’t need to be so polite, Molly. I will have to trouble you with carrying my stuff.”

 

“Leave it to me,” said the girl, patting her chest.

 

After the sailors had moved the grain from the cargo hold to the pier, Molly summoned her magic servant, a light blue sphere with two arms that could be transformed at will. It took hold of a dozen bags of grain with its arm. Soon after, the arm turned into a net, and was firmly grabbed by the other arm while the sphere floated in the air. Then she proudly said, “Let’s go.”

 

“Oh, that’s truly a convenient ability,” the captain slapped his fist in his palm. “Men, have you seen it? A work for which so many of you are needed, was done by a little girl.”

 

The constructed pier of the Island reached to the half the wall’s height, if they ever wanted to step on the top and enter the island, the entire group of people would have to climb the flight of steps which circled along the wall. Ashes instantly understood the idea behind “building a wall circling the island.”

 

Instead of raising the island, they had rather raised the outline of the island, turning the entire Sleeping Island into a basin surrounded by a thick edge. And this edge, which circled the island, was the so-called wall Molly had spoken off. At the inner side of the wall, there were many stairs leading down it and nestled below them laid Sleeping Island.

 

“This… is incredible,” Captain Jack smacked his lips. “You have turned this island into a city, just imagine how it would look like at high tide, my God, you would be living below sea level!”

 

“It’s indeed as you have said,” Molly was unable to mask her grin, “Because of this, we also have two docks, one at the bottom of the ocean, and one at sea level. Of course, you can also say that one is at sea level and the other is in midair.”

 

Coming to the center of the island, they came across of all kinds of houses. Unlike those traditional wood or brick houses, these buildings seemed like the wall as if they had just grown out of the ground, fusing the body of the house together with the ground.

There is no doubt that, together with the wall, they count as a Lotus masterpieces.

 

“Sister Ashes, the house at the most northern end is Lady Tilly’s palace, I will take the Captain with me to complete the delivery, you don’t need to come along for this, it would be for the best if you first went to go see the Lady,” the little girl waved in the direction of the path.

 

Ashes nodded, and said goodbye to the two, quickly following the path to the North. Along the way she saw a lot of familiar faces, they all either bowed in greeting or waved at her with a smile. The homeland of the witches, the word grew brighter and brighter within Ashes’ heart, filling her whole body with strength.

 

The founder of the homeland was Tilly Wimbledon, the Queen of Witches.

 

And contrary to the Royal Palace, her spacious house had no guards in it, and there were also no locks on the doors. Allowing Ashes to walk through the vestibule, and directly step into the hall, only to see a familiar back in front of her.

 

She quietly walked on tiptoe to behind her counterpart and blindfolding the gray-haired woman’s eyes with her hands.

 

“I perceived you as soon as you reached the door,” the other laughed. “Do not forget how I picked you out of the crowd to begin with.”

 

The extraordinary had the ability to sense the magic in others, and between two extraordinaries this feeling was even stronger. This was because their magic was connected with one another, like an invisible fetter, firmly connecting Tilly and her together.

 

“I’m back,” Ashes said softly.

 

“En,” Tilly replied cheerfully, “Welcome home.”


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  • Zeth

    Thank you!!!

  • Xegqu

    Thanks for the chapter

  • JinVodka (*´﹃`*)

    ._∧_∧__ THANKS FOR THE CHAPTER!!
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  • node

    So Tilly is a witch too?

    • bble

      same question

  • Dragrath

    Tilly is finally revealed. She is one of the people(along with Anna Nightingale and Roland’s other closest allies) that I feel Roland needs to tell the truth at least in part about his transformation at least enough that they can begin to trust him and vice versa. The amount of potential aid they could provide each other if they strengthened their relationship would be well worth the effort and would allow the churches plans to be more effectively broken.

  • Oak

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Puru.The.Great

    So Tilly is a witch?

  • Maxi King

    wait… so tilly is an extraordinary?

  • Herloct

    I wonder what Tilly’s power is, but at least we know that she is an extraordinary witch.

  • VerneJules

    Tilly and Ashes… So they had that kind of relationship ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • ambi

    Thanks for the chapter Roxerer and KitKat! Wait is Tilly an extraordinary?

  • Grey Human

    thank you very much for the free chapter

  • DB AV

    Ashes “new world” comment reeked of Cara (snake witch) but I hope Tilly avoids that stupid flag…

  • Danis

    Thanks for the Chapter 😀

  • Nantoka

    Thanks for the chapter :3

  • Curse you people for teasing us about next chapter being a reaction chapter >_< I curse you all to bleed your eyes out for reading the MTL XD

  • NaoSou

    Thanks!

  • Kuq Ku

    Another chapter!! more Tilly and her amazeballs city! she must have someone that can manipulate the tides, imagine if a tsunamii hit that wall it will be quite the tragedy otherwise.

    Her city is completely witch crafted, while BT is a fusion of both man and witch made, but I wonder if she has forgone all desire to mix with normal humans? I realize she has contact with the Ships crew, but what about the rest? if she continues to segregate herself what willl happen?

    Im imagining she wants a witch Utopia, if shes wiling to go this far then perhaps she has managed to fix their infertility issue? because she needs normal humans for witches to be born. On the flip side, if they cant breed then what will they do about increasing their witch population?

    As horrible as the Church is, Im rather surprised that they havent started a breeding program to increase the chances of Witch births, those families that have a high instance of witch births would become like a puppy farm/mills, perhaps they have tried but found that witch births are truly random and only seek out orphanages etc.

    I wonder if Tilly would consider doing that?

    • mllhild

      She will get a constant stream of witches who will flee from the human territories. It wont dry up since there will always be new girls/young woman awakening as witches and find themselves hunted by the church.

      They do still need the humans to deliver food, but they should soon get their own agriculture running based on magic. Also they would be able to manufacture goods like no one else. (Just see how Anna is doing)
      Stuff like 3D printing would be a joke compared to what may be possible.

  • Slaggedfire

    pfft, what a showoff. Roland could do even better if he had an army of witches like this tilly person.

  • Neko

    Nice. We will have more informations about Tilly Wimbledon and the other witches.
    Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

  • Rafael Moura

    The cliff… I want know how the talk about Roland will proceed

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter! Ooo. Interesting. We finally see Tilly.

  • BannedDueToRudeness

    Am I a performance hoping their connection to turn into something a LOT deeper?

  • MOHLT

    Too short!

  • BannedDueToRudeness

    Honestly,I am scared about whether the author can keep up this quality for longer!!

  • Proxy Account

    Ah, yes. Finally. Time to unveil the mysterious Tilly.

  • Tobi Alafin

    Next Chapter is sick.
    hue hue hue
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    [SPOILER]
    Tilly Wimbledon incoming.
    [/SPOILER]

    • BannedDueToRudeness

      for the spoiler tag to work,dont use caps lock

    • Wrandral

      I’m pretty sure you failed the spoiler tag on purpose ^^

  • Kuq Ku

    OOOOHHH maybe a Tilly arc????? ooooohh how exciting! finally we get to see Tilly maybe!!, I was still kinda hoping for a Nana arc, wouldnt it be great if she became the next evolved witch!

    • Tobi Alafin

      Not an arc a chapter.

    • Wrandral

      I’d say it’s time we finally see her considering pretty much all her siblings have wondered where the heck she is at some point by now, even Garcia the callous c**t that she is.

      • MondoX

        Perfect way to describe Garcia.

      • Kuq Ku

        I like that about Garcia, shes not considered the talented one, yet there she was moving behind the scenes accomplishing so much, she reminds me of the scrappy tough type who will do whatever is necessary to get shit done, I like that shes not a pampered princess. She kinda reminds me a little of Yara Greyjoy from GoT, but not as smart, nor as loyal to her family 😛

  • MOHLT

    Tilly: I missed you sooo much Ashes! Go to my royal chamber asap :evilish grin: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9e916eff360994ab590aa9b9432ecb182c51c7691504126dcc65596ba3fb23ad.jpg

    • Tobi Alafin

      Spot on.

      • belegorn

        For real?

        • Kaiser_Nephilim

          no, i think not… that’s just a wishful thinking and imagination…

          • belegorn

            well whatever depare us the future must be welcome with open hands <.<

        • Diarek

          No, the yuri undertone only appear in this part, later, author seems to put the TillyxAshes idea on a bus and havent touched it ever since. And Tilly doesnt into SM.

    • Wrandral

      Srsly? Is that spot on?
      I mean i know how she took Ashes under her wing and how close they are but…

      • MOHLT

        Oh? You mean we need to go lewder?

    • mllhild

      Get ready for some hot Yuri! That image is great.

    • SanitaryCockroach
    • Herloct

      Whuat!?
      Ashes behaving like a normal girl when she’s with Tilly.

  • Sashimi

    Started from the bottom now we here.
    Just after two days of almost constant reading…now I want more.

  • Bramble

    This is getting good

  • Om nerabdator

    TILLY!!!

  • VerneJules

    [Teaser] Wishing for a Tilly reaction… *please* *please* *please*
    Her onii-chan has become reliable and even defeated a 1500-strong drugged army. What’s her response? 😀

    • PotatoZero

      Will she even get the news that soon, I wonder..

      • Herloct

        I thought that Maggie would come home to deliver the news once a month.

    • Gege

      I dont think the news could spread that fast. Unless Maggie go there and deliver the news update.

      • Wrandral

        I think it’s very likely Maggie went to Tilly as soon as the battle was concluded or that Roland came back in Bordertown, i mean something that big is not something you wait to report to your boss.

        Though i think this chapter is taking place before the great chapter ( will know when it’s not a teaser anymore ^^)

        • Inbetweenbooks

          Wasn’t she supposed to go monthly, or bimonthly? could probably wait until her time to report, should be fairly close…

          • mllhild

            Yep, thats her purpuse. So she should arrive in maybe 2 to 4 weeks at the witch island

    • Kuq Ku

      Well being Rolands sibling, if Ashes reports all she has seen, then she would realize that Roland isnt her waste of a life older brother.

      She might think that her brother is being controlled by a Witch maybe? Ashes couldnt believe that Roland was the same guy, she remembers how shitty he use to be, suddenly hes able to fend off demon beasts, and a duke, and enabled a normal human to fight her on even footing. she also has further evidence with her..Ashbringer to show Tilly, Im pretty sure they will be wondering at its construction.

      Now will they want an alliance with Roland? from Rolands perspective they want the same things, she holds a good number of witches, and Im sure that there could be some kind of exchange program that both factions of witches can benefit from, as a measure of goodwill, perhaps Maggie can be their ambassador? although that task might be too big of an ask for the fat pigeon.

      Maybe Wendy could go? she already feels a bond with Ashes, so maybe she would be able to build good relations between both sides?

      • IMM

        another comment lost in the void

      • Herloct

        Wendy is a symbol of big sister on the Roland’s side. It would be a great loss if she go to Tilly.

        • Kuq Ku

          Its not to go join them, she would be acting like an ambassador.

    • Tobi Alafin

      Do you really want to know? (I’ve read ahead in the Machine translations). I liked her reaction the best.

      • Proxy Account

        daem son. I dun know if I should be mad or happy to finally go over and check the machine trans. But, well, very interesting.

        • Aletx

          I would not recommend the machine translation, it will make your eyes bleed.
          But her reaction with Roland is quite amusing

          • mllhild

            Thank you, now I will pass the night wihout sleep again hitting F5.

          • Proxy Account

            Well, it did make my eyes bleed, but I could still pick up bits and pieces. Though before I could hold myself back, I already wolfed through what will be one month’s worth of aweseome Volare translated chapters. I doomed myself.

            But I guess it was worth it. It just makes the wait a lot more painful. Goes to show greed really hurts.

            But this shows how awesome RTW really is.

      • BongBong Chu

        How do one get machine translations?

    • Diarek

      I would say suspicion, for starter. Tilly is really smart and being a witch to boost, being close to Roland from young would enabled her to see through his personality. No way she buy that he-been-pretending nor he-become-better excuse. The dramatic change would raise all kind of alarms about an potential grave enemy if they cross each other. Like the minister guy, she probably would leans toward the possessed idea
      Even with Maggie, the news would take weeks to come and go, just Ashes’s report alone would give them plenty to consider: a better living environment, a technology superior potential ally ; important information regards their true enemy and the war to comes, and the biggest accomplishment that is a harmony coexistent between witches and Muggles. The pros and cons is too great to ignore. So her response would be simple: more investigation, Tilly herself might not coming in the next exchange, but she would send somebody in her stead, somebody with an eye for people to discern the true identity of this “Roland Wimbledon”

  • put1996

    [Teaser] Finally, we get to know Lily.

    • Aldrich Castillo

      Tilly*

      • the High lord

        its his sister right?

        • Aldrich Castillo

          Yeah, probably

      • mllhild

        Might as well be Lily given her beautiful, probably charmed into submission and adoration, witch harem.

        • Sarcze

          Lily is synonims to Yuri in Japan. You know what I mean, don’tcha? ^_^

          • Tobi Alafin

            Yeah. Some Tilly x Ashes action.

        • Wrandral

          Maybe it’s her witch power? Charming people or other witches?
          I hope she won’t try to take Roland’s harem

          • Inbetweenbooks

            probably not, considering that she is stated as an extraordinary/internal witch…