RW Chapter 204

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Chapter 204 Tilly Wimbledon

For a moment, the two of them enjoyed the warm atmosphere, until Ashes’ attention was drawn to a bunch of jewel-like gadgets in front of her, curiously she asked, “What are these?”


“Come,” Tilly patted the place next to her body, “I’ll show you something interesting.”


Ashes followed her suggestion and sat cross-legged next to Tilly, seeing how she put a white silk glove over her hand, which had a crystal ruby embedded on the back of the hand.


“This is… a tracking Stone?”


Tilly didn’t give her an answer. Instead, she just smiled and reached into the open air, suddenly, a flash of lightning jump from her fingertips, hitting the ground, issuing a crackling sound, followed by smoke rising from the ground, finally leaving behind a palm-sized black mark.


Ashes couldn’t believe her eyes, “You have a new ability…”


Tilly Wimbledon was an extraordinary, her magic was only usable on herself, manifesting in her unsurpassed intelligence, making it impossible for her to have her magic manifest like typical witches’ abilities would. The lightning flash just now meant that she now possessed a whole new ability, something which should have been impossible. A witch could never have two kinds of primary abilities, this was common sense that all witches were aware of.


Tilly took the glove off and handed it to Ashes, “It is not that I have a new ability, rather it is because of this stone.” She smiled, “It has the power to change how your magic works, and make your magic to even show an effect totally opposite to your current one.”


When Ashes rubbed the jewel on top of the glove, she became shocked to her core; she immediately knew that Tilly hadn’t lied to her, which meant that from now on, non-combat witches would also have the ability to fight, significantly enhancing the witches’ ability to resist the against enemy. “How many of these stones do we have?”


“There’s only one,” it seemed that Tilly already understood Ashes thought process, “in addition, it’s also not that easy to use. You have to accept magic as something that actually exist; then you have to fill the stone with this magic and only then you can release it.”


For a long time Ashes painstakingly meditative wished for it, but no trace of light could be seen.


“Do you believe me now?” Tilly said teasingly, “We extraordinary have it better than others, we can sense magic, for other witches it is much more challenging, it’s taking our imagination and comprehension to its limits. As a matter of fact, I have already tested a lot of witches, but only two to three out of one hundred were able to comprehend it and release the lightning early enough.


“Are you mocking me for being slow-witted?” Ashes took off the glove and threw it to the side.


“Pretty much,” Tilly raised her eyebrow, “At that time, I merely used…”


To stop her, Ashes kissed her, only permitting her to croon for a bit… when they finally separated, the latter took in a long breath, “Well, not so stupid after all.”


“And what is with those other stones?” As if wishing to continue, Ashes licked her lips. Only in the presence of the 5th Princess, was she able to fully relax, “Could it be that they all possess a different kind of capabilities?”


“Yes, they show a different result,” Tilly confirmed, a blush had still not gone from her cheeks. “However, they still won’t allow the ordinary person to possess witch-like abilities, only people with magic power can arouse it.” She paused, “Which left me with a question.”


“What is your question?”

“What exactly is magic?” Tilly said slowly, one word at a time, “For a long time now, the witches abilities were manifold and varied widely, showing a high degree of uncertainty to it, and in the perception of an extraordinary, witches were also different. But with this strange stones, magic becomes completely be the same, through it, any witch can release the exact the same ability. Therefore, I might have been following the wrong lead previously, magic itself is perhaps one type of omnipotent power, but us witches can merely manifest one of its forms.”


“Then these magic stones?” Ashes asked.


“They can only release, but they cannot gather magic. It is not clear whether they are human-made, or formed from nature,” Tilly said regretfully, “According to legend, they were unearthed from within the relics. At present, the greater part of them have already spread within the folk; I only managed to collect this much… I heard that an ancient ruin lies in the eastern part of the Seawind Region, I really want to go and take a look for myself, maybe I could find more information about magic and some intelligence on the forgotten history there.


Several of the words, Tilly had used, left Ashes unable to make sense of what she was hearing, and furthermore, Ashes also reluctantly had the thought, In the end, as long as we are able to live, who cares about what had happened 400 years ago.

“It is better you don’t. Right now, the Seawind Region is the most dangerous region in all of the Kingdom of Graycastle.”




“Before I set off from Port of Clearwater, I’ve heard the sailors chatting about that Garcia Wimbledon’s Black Sail Fleet being dispatched, with the Seawind Region, which belongs to Timothy,  as its destination. Directly hitting his camps from behind the frontlines.” Ashes explained, “When the martial law had finally been lifted, I took the next opportunity to leave the harbor. If my information is correct, I am afraid that the Seawind Region has already been turned into a sea of flames.”


“They are still fighting each other,” Tilly looked a little worried, “This way, the Church will take advantage of it and start an invasion. If we cannot unite, Graycastle will fall. The same as had happened to the Kingdom of Endless Winter, we will be swallowed by the Church.


This sentence started Ashes, and was instantly noticed by the 5th Princess, “What is it?”


“Nothing,” she sent her a wink. “You look just look somewhat similar to Roland Wimbledon. Furthermore, he even said the same thing to me.”


“Oh? Did you see him?” Tilly’s interest was picked. “By the way, you didn’t tell me anything about the trip to the West!”


“I had heard news that the Witch Cooperation Association was in Border Town, but Shadow should have already told you of this,” Ashes embraced her counterpart, “The results that I had discovered, was that the so-called Holy Mountain they had supposedly found, was a hoax created by Roland. He took over the Witch Cooperation Association and was secretly recruiting the witches… “

Afterward, she told Tilly what she had heard and seen during the week she had stayed in Border Town, “And at the end, he also said to me, that we have to unite, if we want to resist the Church. If they ever attacked us here in the Fjords and we could no longer stay, we are always welcomed in Border Town.”


“Well…” Tilly thought for a moment, and then suddenly said, “This man is not Roland Wimbledon. He has been replaced by someone.”




“You said he had gathered a great number of witches around him, right?” What I guess is, that among them was a witch who took control of him, or simply changed her appearance to match his.” Tilly said bluntly, ”I’ve grown up with Roland, it is clear that compared with my two other brothers and my third sister, the thing he was always the worst at was to cover up the truth, even if he were to tell a lie, the lies would still be full of a hundred loopholes. It is impossible for him to disguise as another person.


As for the weapons you said they could use to fight against the God’s Punishment Army, they are only proving it… An individual may hide his true character, but he cannot fake scholarly knowledge, the court mentors never taught him those things, so how can he know it?” Tilly stated, “The people that are born into the world aren’t born with knowledge, so he is certainly not my stupid and annoying brother.“


“Is… it’s like that?” Ashes frowned.


“Nevertheless, it is still necessary for me to get in contact with them,” Tilly sighed. “After all, Roland Wimbledon is still my brother. Even though he might be ignorant and incompetent, that doesn’t mean that he is hopeless. Compared with the others, he was the most harmless. So I hope, that the witches of the Witch Cooperation Association haven’t already buried him in the earth.”


“I do not think they’d do that,” Ashley thought of Wendy, “I also left Maggie with him, at the end of the month, she should come back and bring us news from Border Town.”


“That it the only way, after all, our current focus doesn’t lay here,” speaking until here, the 5th Princes freed herself from the embrace and went to the garden, and said, with open arms, “Now that you are back, the cleaning program can finally be implemented. I want no traces of the Church to be left in the Fjords, only then will the Fjord’s truly become the home of the witches.


The sun shone from behind Tilly’s body, making it appear as if she was covered by a layer of gold. Her long gray hair caressed her cheeks like golden threads, her face was full of confidence, as if there didn’t exist any difficulty that could strike her down.


“I wish to devote my life to you, honored Queen of mine.” Ashes vowed, with a smile.

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  • eksentrysyti

    4 AM… falling asleep…

    “To stop her, Ashes kissed her, only permitting her to croon for a bit…”

    4:01 AM… Wide awake
    *Approves of Yuri

  • Dark knight

    Is this a joke how can she call herself queen of witches. She can’t even protect them or stand up for them she is hiding in a foreign land and yet she thinks she is superior . I don’t like her. She doesn’t know anything.

  • DB AV

    I`ve got Mixed feelings about Tilly, while she is on the same level as Anna intellectually(that will make her interesting) I fear she will develop a taste for power using Roland’s creations to kill him. Ashes comment about the new world and a country of 100% witches is dangerous.

  • ambi

    Thanks for the chapter Roxerer and KitKat! I wonder when the siblings will meet in person. I’m almost sure they’ll team up against the Church or at least against the Demon invasion that’s supposed to happen soon.

  • Chiki Amara

    Lol.. then the expected answer was ” my sister cant be this cute ” no.. no.. no.. its gonna be incest…

  • Happy29

    ignorant and incompetent? harmless? ‘snort’ girl you know nothing.

    • leacherfag

      She’s talking about the original not the current

      • Chiki Amara

        Yep.. yep.. be preserve for next chap..

  • Yuri<3

    Imagine those Lightning stones be given to Roland… ITS WORLD DOMINATION PEOPLE!!!!!!

  • Bacchus

    I fucking hate yuri.

    Still gonna read this though. I guess I’ll just skip Tilly-Ashes shit.

    • BannedDueToRudeness

      this is still not enough yuri to hate~ this is better than a lot trust me~~

  • Oak

    Thanks for the chapter

  • RedDragonX

    Thanks for the chapter! I knew it I knew Ashes and Tilly were a couple, I’m not surprised that Tilly realized he’s not the original Roland I wonder when they will meet and how the meeting would go

  • Zeth

    Thank you!!

  • Baka Hiru

    He’s NOT my brother so it’s fine! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )

  • Xegqu

    Thanks for the chapter


    So Ashes is dom in relationship, huh.

  • Puru.The.Great

    I had a feeling this was heading lesbo direction.
    Thanks for the chapter.
    lot to say but will wait

  • SanitaryCockroach

    I do wonder what will happen when Roland reveals that he is a reincarnation. Tilly is spot on in her reasoning, and seems a very intelligent person R&D’ing tecnology, though hers is magical, whereas Roland’s is mostly physical. CMON AND ALLY ALREADY!……….Also, on Ashes’ and Tilly’s relationship, lesbianest, most everyone likes it 😛

  • crashwiz

    lol. tilly bringing that yuri heat.
    thanks for the chapter

  • nirleka

    Lol i don’t expect she is a lesbian 😆😆😆

    Now i will wait patiently when Tilly meets Roland… My Oni-chan can’t be this genius! He is an imposter *pouting* 😣😣😣

  • Danis

    Wow Yuri ………………………..
    Thanks for the Chapter 😀

  • Kuq Ku

    Oh ho… Im surprised at Tilly though, wouldnt Ashes be able to detect if Roland was a witch or not? or even that magic was in anyway controlling him? unless she thinks that this Witch is particularly adept at hiding herself from another witches detection.

    Ashes dedication to Tilly makes perfect sense now :P, Im wondering if Tilly is ready for the revelation that Roland is and is not her Brother.

    As for those stones… she seemed to think there is a possibility that magic is a fabricated thing? a man made (or other) creation, something that might reveal itself in those ruins, for Roland he saw witch abilities as manipulation of energy. he didnt understand how, but saw it as that, not as a mystical magical thing, but perhaps something founded in hard science or could be explained through scientific research.

    Roland had thought that the Devils were in fact aliens, was it possible they had technology and used it as such to appear as though they were magical beings? could they have created the demon beasts and even the demon race?

    Could Witches and demons be the end result of genetic manipulation of people there? much like mutants in X men except deliberately created through bio engineering? this feels so similar too Claymore lol the Organization that creates freaks that are used for x purpose

    I want to know more of her city and their witches! MOAR!!! GIB ME MOAR!!, Im looking forward to Maggie returning there and what will happen and such, so much to look forward too!! arrgh salivating for more chapters!!!

    You can really tell the author liked wow, every character in wow has a story, there is a great deal of lore woven through it all, so I can certainly see the influences in this story, yet it doesnt attempt to copy anything from there at all perhaps just a bit of inspiration maybe? Im thoroughly enjoying this series, thanks to the translators for keeping up with our demands, many thanks and to the sponsors as well thank you a million billion thank yous.

    I really want to know the history of their world as well, I hope we follow on with more Tilly chapters 😀 its so interesting!.

    • Ale Cole

      She’ll be utter confused when she finds out it’s the true Roland (body) but isn’t too either. Maybe she’ll think he deceived her as the others think? Also I too thikn Ashes could’ve rejected Tilly’s opinion on Roland being a Witch Puppet or a Morphed Witch, just as she notices Maggie in her Bird Form

      • Kuq Ku

        For sure, Im so eager for Maggie to return and for Tilly to find out the latest news on BT 😀 they should send Soraya with Maggie so she can copy everything and come back to show Roland and the others lol

        • Ale Cole

          She’d have to send Lightning as the only safe means for Maggie to travel is in her Bird Form; but that won’t happen. Roland wouldn’t allow something that dangerous. Also they can be met with hostility too (for being outsiders)

          • Kuq Ku

            Ashes wasnt treated that way, and based on how Ashes was towards the BT witches I doubt they would try to harm them and destroy any future trust they may want to build.

            Soraya wouldnt need to go alone with the current guns at Rolands disposal he wouldnt need as much protection, I would think even nightingale going with her would be appropriate as well. I think its in his best interest to see what Tilly has.

            In saying that, creating a pinhole camera for Maggie to use wouldnt be terrible either.

            • Ale Cole

              But imagine, Tilly proposes Roland is being controlled by a Witch, then that witch would also have an aim towards Tilly for a promising puppet. Then that’d mean that any contact with BT witches is a threat. Don’t you think?

  • mllhild

    I somehow am getting more and more a Nanoha magic system vibe from the story and I’m loving it.

    And with this its confirmed that its now that magic is a form of pure energy, ether theory comes back to live it seems.

  • NaoSou

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Russian Otaku

    Ku! Fly Maggie Fly! Let us see the upcoming interdiction and byplay

  • Shiro

    So now we have magical artifacts, and just imagine if Tilly had a talk about magic with Roland ahahah.

    • Mirvra

      Sadly the mistaken idea that Roland is either a Witch puppet or a Disguised witch makes that more unlikely…

      though i don’t understand how Tilly can say he’s either a witch or controlled by one… and then also say that there’s no way he’d have that level of knowledge….. NO ONE would have that level of knowledge… ESPECIALLY not a witch… so it really should tip her off that there’s something missing in her hypothesis…

      but yeah XD if those two got to sit down and discuss magic and technology together? you’d see some insane stuff happening XD

      • Chiki Amara

        She is just guessing.. she must meet roland for the fact..

        • Mirvra

          Hence why i said ”Hypothesis” ….. She really shouldn’t need to meet him just to notice that things don’t add up XD i mean seriously… his ”inventions” are beyond what anyone could think off… maybe if it was only ONE or two ”inventions” you could chalk it up to ”Genius of the century” but the amount of stuff Roland keeps throwing out is just too much and FAR too widespread in terms of fields of science to not raise at least a few eyebrows =P

  • Slaggedfire

    F*cking st*upid bullsh*t irritating cr*p. I hate these contrived plots! F*ck it, it’ll take five thousand chapters and another ten thousand just for Roland to be trusted.

    • leacherfag

      what would be comprised of shit is that they just trust him

      • Slaggedfire

        I’m impatient, and I hate waiting. Also I’m more mad that the sister creates utopia with witch magic, of all the powers of nature in the world, they get the one that can create walls.

    • Chiki Amara

      Lol.. calm brother.. more to read then if that case.. till them all conviced.. its better than end soo soon..

  • Rando

    Wait, I’m unsure what her power is. Is it super intelligence or tracking?

  • Ale Cole

    ……………………………………….. Why do I hate Tilly out of all sudden?

    • dis ward

      she may be manipulating the witches for her own ends since we have no confirmation of her viewpoint. killing the church ppl is a smart move but i feel they’re gonna regret it when the church reveals they were all doing bad stuff for the “greater good”. Now it might’ve been the best method at the time before roland or tilly so i don’t really fault the church for doing what they have been to ensure the survival of mankind. the usa dropped atomic bombs in order to end a war with fewer casualties on their end so I’m sure the church would’ve done things a bit differently if they had a choice.

      • Ale Cole

        At some point, things cannot just be justificated as “It’s all done for a greater good!” you know. Commoners wouldn’t understand it and allow it and will revolt. Just like with Roland trying to teach people in the Stronghold. He had to offer money so they’d willingly go. Commoners only move by their interests in the majority of cases.

    • rakusu

      Because she’s not gonna be part of roland harem given that she likes Ashes or because she somehow guessed correctly that roland isn’t her real brother ? I liked Tilly so far, among the Wimbledon siblings, she’s the most behaved aside from Roland. Aside from Church, she’s the only other character who knows a lot about witches, magic stones and is actively seeking more about their power’s origins. Perhaps she could share intel with Roland or cooperate with him, after all they both have same enemies. As they say, your enemy’s enemy is your friend haha

      • Ale Cole

        No, I think it’s more of a intrinsecal hate with the goddess-type characters. I like Garcia too and she’s definitely not going to be in Roland’s harem you know, a well as Maggie and Irene (which I like too)

        • Indeed. Hate high and mighty Goddess characters.

          • Ale Cole

            It’s like… IDK it feels like for sure they’ll be hiding something, even if they’re not. Well, in Tilly’s case, I DO FEEL like she does hide something.

            • Chiki Amara

              I can feel it too.. but ppl said as spoiler that tilly not agains roland.. then it would be not that bad..

              Feeling is still feel.. not yet profed tho..

        • leacherfag

          She is a goddess type character did Roland is a god type character. That’s hypocrisy and a double standard and you know it.

          She’s literally doing the same thing Roland is doing for those girls

          • Ale Cole

            Well, I’m not attracted to men so I don’t really find it hateful. That’s why. My hate comes from my “Do I like this type of girl or not?” way of thinking.

            Moreover, maybe because we’ve all listened to Roland’s inner speech, we don’t find him as ‘Magnanimous’ as the people in the series do. We don’t know what Tilly is thinking/plotting, or if she even is plotting something, so that’s why she kinda puts me off.

            Maybe I’d come to like her if we know her inner workings or something, or might hate her more as well. The case with Roland is that we know he’s really human-like, in his head at least. (also he’s cool AF and has a harem so why not like him? I’m a simple man after all LOL)

            Anyways, we’re all hypocrates one way or another so it’s not like I care, but I must say that at least in my perspective, Roland and Tilly ain’t simmilar characters at all. She does help the Witches and all (Until a bigger plot is proven) so I don’t feel like an hypocrite right now.

            • leacherfag

              Super Troopers spoiler alert. She’s not evil

              • Ale Cole

                LOL…. Damn. It’s reassuring she isn’t trying to suck up life from witches or tryingto make a weird-ass ritual. It’d be clichéd but interesting if she were to try to take over the continent with witches or some sort of other plot tho~

              • Chiki Amara

                Ow.. then i have to burry the possibilities that tilly actually have plot her self enemity agains roland..

                Then i keep the posibilities either she will join forces or remain neutral as she build nation of witch across the sea.. but the second kinda twist plot and make the progress slower agains the devil..

  • Neko

    lol So Tilly and Ashes are really lovers. ^^ Why not. XD I am curious with the meeting between Roland and his sister.
    Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

  • Bramble

    Can’t wait for next chapter

  • Easykill

    A marriage of brains and braun? Cute.

  • Mym Zy

    I wonder…
    I get the small feeling that Tilly is the one who will betray the witches to save herself.

    • Kuq Ku

      She is a witch, she new she had to put her lot in with them regardless, she would only find misery if the Church were to find out what she is.

  • Midnight2630

    Yuri? O.o

  • the High lord

    that yuri

  • Angel

    5th Princes ?? maybe you mean Princess ?

    thx for the chapter ^^

  • kirindas

    O_o Yuri! There’s actually a yuri moment. Yay!!! Considering yuri in literature is extremely frowned upon in China, I’m super surprised.
    Thanks for the new chapter!

    • mllhild

      I think the author is Korean and is writing in chinese.

      • kirindas

        Not sure. Don’t know about the author. If it’s posted on Qidian, then I would expect censorship though.

    • RandomFanOfNovels

      if so then TAMEN DE GUSHI (yeah i copy and pasted it so what) author must be hated its yuri and cute

      • kirindas

        Tamen De Gushi is Korean though. I don’t think they’re as strict as China?

  • BannedDueToRudeness

    OMG DID YOU SEE THAT!!!! ALL HAIL YURI!! ALL HAIL YURI!! On a lighter note…He immediately knew he was someone else!!

  • Chiki Amara

    Oh.. iam shocked they were yuri.. o.0″
    The most shocked she indeed comprehend that roland not actually himself.. tho her guess slightly have a miss.. but the point was right.. he is not roland she knew…. Cant wait till they both meet…

    • 『Kumagawa Misogi』

      Why not ? 😀

      • Random Dude

        Because Harem and Incest is Wincest u know

        • Kuq Ku

          This isnt game of thrones lol but who knows, perhaps Timothy harbored such feelings towards Tilly, siscon possibility.

    • The End

      that kiss caught me off guard, I thought I was seeing things.

      • watchin

        Lol you were seeing things.. in your mind that is. These are only words, when you read them you see an image

        • Chiki Amara

          Thats called imagination.. picturing them from word its fun..! I think kids these days lack of them since these days pictures more interesting to watch than read nor listening for words..

    • Eko Ari Wibowo

      yea, totally did not see that coming either. probably its because they know witch cant have baby. thats why Tilly don’t have a pressure to having decedents. but she is a one smart girl. knowing roland is being replaced. used to think tilly is also a reincarnated people. i think i was wrong

      • Gatsby Francisco

        Lol his not been replace its more like his been reborn or reincarnate Lily hypothesis is so wrong lol.

        • Eko Ari Wibowo

          well, the old roland is died (because of the poison that used by his sister) . and replaced by the mc.

        • Roland is technically ‘replaced’. The original person couldn’t be said to be reborn as he wasn’t born on a new fresh body. I think it’s more appropriate to say that his consciousnes transmigrated from his previous body to Roland’s body, replacing Roland’s original consciousness in the process.

    • esya

      Damn i thought the comments on the previous chapter are just wishful thinking but its actually true.
      Its logical though men in this world seems to be hurting girls and witches a lot.

    • watchin

      Same here, I was shocked. Don’t know why I feel some type of way about this… I just really want them two to meet… and battle for some reason. Whether its intelligence and wits or with their witches and or weapons

      • Chiki Amara

        Its have probability they will.. but kinda slim chance.. since tilly doesnt habor ill or hate towards roland.. kinda feeling of pity.. but of course she doesnt know yet that caused roland have change personality and knownledge unless she meet with him in person.. and see with her eyes hows and whats new roland achieved.. little maggie will make her more curious about him after shes “chirping” all about him and BT she have seen. Cant wait that arc..

    • we know why Ashes couldn’t stay at Border Town 😉

      • Chiki Amara

        Indeed..! Lol.. she miss her..

      • She miss dem pussi~

  • Aletx

    Thank you for the chapter.
    Roland old reputation is so bad that even her sister thinks he’s an imposter xD

    • Gatsby Francisco

      Yah lol but she is wrong roland. Wasnt replace more like been reincarnated or reborn even if they brougth a witch that can see truth it will be cloud or clear sky which roland is not lying and telling the truth after all he is roland hahhahaha. Just a reincarnated person though.

      • leacherfag

        It’s not reincarnation. The other one was killed by poison and he took over his body

        • Mym Zy

          You are correct, he transmigrated (which includes reincarnation) but to be more specific, he is a Walk In (which its commonly used)

          • Weedisdaboss

            Roland does not know for sure, all the memories etc. could be info from his past life, it could be the same soul, like yun che from ATG….

            • Mym Zy

              It still counts as a walk in.

  • JinVodka (*´﹃`*)

    (_( ・ω<)_() ≡≡≡❤ ◎
     / つノ
    ..し―J Wonder what their interaction when Ronald and Tilly meet each other

  • Saitama Bro

    I think this Queen of the Witches is a futa with the ability to procreate with other witches. huhuhuhu

  • pcfd

    maibe tilly get sick and nana will last chance 😀

  • Proxy Account

    It makes better sense now.
    (From an MTL survivor)

    Awesome times comin’ our way bois.

  • Kuq Ku

    Tilly is a genius but Roland also has a genius, and that would be Anna. Im a little disappointed in her, I know its unfair, but she is a bonafide genius, granted she has absorbed so much knowledge like a sponge, has managed to evolve her power through intelligently understanding how to do it.

    With her sponge like ability to understand Rolands teachings, I had expected her to experiment more, and begin researching rather than relying on Roland to come up with the plans.

    Part of the reason why I was so worried about her was that inquisitiveness, that desire for knowledge, I truly thought she would become a future menace, and that Roland would stop being a resource because she herself would be able to come up with new ideas, eventually surpassing Roland in both her evolution of power and intellect.

    I saw this potential as a means of bringing out Annas character more, because unfortunately I find her so bland and 2 dimensional. Tilly seems to have taken great strides, as expected given her status previously compared to Anna but still, she is in a prime position herself to have access to education that is unsurpassed in that world, she has a unique viewpoint given her abilities as a witch and her brilliant mind.

    I really am expecting a lot more from Anna I hope she becomes someone that is as inventive with technology as she has been with her witch ability, Tilly seems to outshine her despite not having access to Rolands teachings. Im wondering how long we need to wait before Rolands main squeeze shows us more of what she is capable of.

    I want to emphasize that I do realize she has only begun her journey, not even a year into the changes that Roland has brought to Annas life, perhaps I am being overly harsh but she is the principle main characters other half, I expect more development, Im hoping that with all the things Tilly has done, could become a catalyst or perhaps an inspiration for Anna? I dont know, I just want to like her character more.

    With Tilly Im already imagining my expectations will be met in the next chapter, that I will be blown away by her intellect, Anna seems too content with being Rolands 3D printer. What Im saying is, why are we getting fleshed out side characters but the main ones are left in limbo, this is why I love Nightingale so much, she is well featured, I can imagine everything about her, can imagine her personality, with Anna I get stone cold and distant nothing.

    • pcfd

      she is hard worked no time for love i mean research

  • Yukino o

    Hmm, why does I think of Water Seven in Onepiece. Maybe there will be an earthquake and a wave higher than the wall will come, destroying most of what they make.

  • VerneJules

    Probably not, since she’s an extraordinary (so she probably has enhanced IQ or something similar). Consider that, she might be the one person in the RW world who understands the nature of mana best. Since she could see/feel mana itself, she might’ve discovered how to put mana into stones or other objects? Maybe we could finally see mana potions and more magic objects 😀 As I thought, they need wands! 🙂

  • VerneJules

    Since witches are not able to procreate, I predict that this witch country would be acknowledged by Roland once he becomes king but it would act more like an independent state of Graycastle, a special area “governed by witches” or probably something like a Witch Academy similar to Hogwarts where witches who awaken go to in order to study.

    • Wrandral

      Or it will be wrecked by the church and Roland will gobble them up in his country

  • Kuq Ku

    I guess 😛 or maybe the elves home.

  • Herloct

    So her power is infinity gauntlet!? 😱

  • Gatsby Francisco

    F5 INTENSIFY!!!!

  • Chiki Amara

    Nobody notice her new sword?

    And ohh.. wondering who will pay their visit first…

    • Aldrich Castillo

      her old sword was covered when it wasnt in use… could be the same now

      • Chiki Amara

        Enn.. posibly..

  • Neruz

    So the questions are:
    Is this legit?
    Will it last?
    And how will Roland get involved?

    I hope it does last and Roland gets involved when the Church clamps down on trade, forcing Tilly to look elsewhere, but I can’t tell what level of ‘dark’ this author is going for.

    • mllhild

      This will probably develop when Roland is forced to go against Garcia when she cuts of trade up the river.

      The reason for his involvement will probably be that his main trade partner is the woman living in Graycastle who comes from the Fiords. And so to show that he can protect the merchants under his future rule he has to helo them keep the trade routes open.

      Cutting of supply to the Witch Island by hands of the church is not possible. Reason being:
      1. They aren’t so many witches that they would need huge amounts of food
      2. The witches can get food from the Fiords as well(which will soon be beliver free after Ashes visited it)
      3. The main sea power is Garcia who is hostile to the Church. So she will be favorable to everything that hurts the Church. As well as the fact that Garcia wants the throne and having Tilly as secret ally would only be helpful to her.
      4. With the amount of witches there I expect some of them to be usefull to boost agriculture, therefore they may very well be soon self-suficient in terms of food

  • mllhild

    Now we are finally going into magic-tech!

  • Kuq Ku

    Maybe they could become like Atlantis? eventually becoming a submerged city? oh maybe Roland can show them submarines lol a bit of Jules Vern. Id love to see artwork of their city, I can fully imagine BT, but Im pretty sure Tillys country 😛 would look fantasical and beautiful 😀

    Compared to the man made ones like these

    • Herloct

      It would look like The Hobbits village in my mind. 😅

  • fgundam

    as i see it their paradise wont last long if the truth about witch’s not being able to have children then they will all die out instead of increasing in population so allying with Roland will be a better idea for acquiring new population that do not fear witch.

    and for some reason i think his sister is a reincarnated or soul transferring witch like Roland from what i get from this teaser.

    • BannedDueToRudeness

      can rule 101: MC is the only one who got his soul transferred. Unless it is DE

      • Clau Sal

        DE what is that ? I read some novel with two person with souls transfered

        • Kaminzo

          Desolate Era. About a dude from earth that dies young and is transferred to a world of cultivation. Also the MC in DE is a special case, the other immortals only reincarnate into the same world.

          • omarct .

            You are wrong. In DE the main character is not transferred anywhere. He reincarnates just like everyone else, but instead of reincarnating into a higher being because of his good deeds, something goes wrong and he reincarnates into a normal human but with all the memories of his previous life including his time in the netherworld.

      • Ale Cole

        Well, in DE you’re not a real character if your soul isn’t transferred.

    • mllhild

      Aren’t you forgetting that there are constantly new witches being born around the kingdoms? They will all flee towards there, keeping the population from declining this way.

      • dis ward

        Thing is its difficult for witches to even migrate to them as long as the churches influence spans the world. As for now they need to rely on people like Ashes to migrate the witches into the island which is incredibly inefficient as well as dangerous for both the new witches and the ones who help them. If Roland didn’t exist, the church would most likely have entire control over the three nations eliminating the chances to almost zero for new witches in Tilly’s island and having them die out over time.

        Edit: Another thing is the church is stepping up its game to grab new witches by taking children as compared to before they were quiet in their activities to taking in new talent.

        • mllhild

          They are taking more children now. but they were taking children already for a long time. Only now the collections are more frequent.

          • dis ward

            Meaning less new witches. Isolation is all wrong and just the same as Clara.

  • Jens

    if Roland ever has a problem with her he just needs to bombard the outer wall with his cannons and a good portion would probably just be flooded

    • Kuq Ku

      He wouldnt do that, hes not Garcia or Timothy

      • belegorn

        agree, but still its a big flaw at least from the little we know atm

        • Dragrath

          Well with proper knowledge of levies and dams it should be generally stable as long as maintenance is preformed and precautions are taken against storms. The Netherlands is built on a similar concept for instance. Now they would need to watch out for decaying infrastructure or unaccounted subsidence or they risk the circumstances of New Orleans particularly in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

      • Gatsby Francisco

        PLZ DONT FORGET Roland still has alot of powerful weapon on his disposal just breaking 1 or 2 walls is nothing for him. Unless if they dare to threaten his Kingdom Border Town or know as Western Territory well after all Ashes has been hated by all witches in Border Town ridiculing their Savior and Future King also Roland never yet call himself as King for his battle is not over yet unlike all his brother and sister’s they already proclaim themselves as King and Queen are they stupid?

        • Kuq Ku

          Id expect that kind of thing from Timothy and Garcia, not Roland, if they threaten him he retaliates against those responsible, but he doesnt destroy their towns etc, look at the Duke did Roland destroy LS? no he didnt instead he used it, took the people from there to help build up BT.

          If they threatened BT or Roland, then it is possible that a war would happen, but look at it from a different perspective, why create more enemies when allies are much more productive and beneficial for both sides.

          • dis ward

            People change and you can never say Roland will ALWAYS remain the same with the war knocking on his doorstep. He didn’t even attempt to save the civilians who took the pills instead allowing them to die in the cells and heading back to his city. I personally think it was the smart thing to do but that doesn’t make it the morally right thing to do.

            Also you seem to forget the case of Clara and how she went insane for the search of the holy mountain. Who is to say the same thing can’t happen to Tilly and Roland would need to knock some sense. All I’m saying is don’t make assumptions a character wouldn’t do something because they can always surprise you.

            • Kuq Ku

              I dont know why Roland didnt try to help them with experimental techniques, Nanas powers might not work, nor would he expose her to any danger regarding treating those under the influence of those pills, its been said before that the pills were like God stone, so Im not sure what couldve been done by Roland anyway, he did feel for them, because they were forced by Timothy to fight against him, the blame for that lays with Timothy and the Church, and as Nightingale said “That’s the reason why you will wreck
              the Church, to end the dispute, so that people no longer have to kill
              each other for such senseless reasons, right?” Nightingale asked with a
              smile, “No matter if they are ordinary people or witches, under your
              rule, they will all live a happy life. ”

              I realize its naive to assume that he wouldnt do that, by that I mean preemptive strikes against Tilly as a precaution of future attacks, or even a defensive measure if conflict arises between them. He has only acted defensively when protecting his lands, and not actively forged ahead to dominate his siblings, at least not yet, he did contemplate going against the Duke, but the Duke had already forced that fight by initiating it first.

              From what I can see, Roland is happy enough to let progress and development take priority in bettering the living conditions of his people, and protecting them, when he has sufficient resources to fuel his war machine and able bodies, he will make his move, watching his siblings vie for control, doing the work for him, while he prepares himself for any upcoming conflict

              I think Tilly would be smart enough not to invite another enemy unnecessarily, although she may feel considerable distrust towards Roland who has transformed into something unrecognizable, she may opt to be be neutral towards him till she understands his capabilities, and may even try to infiltrate them with one of her own, someone capable of hiding their intentions from someone like Nightingale. But if a diplomatic exchange takes place, she may not need too, but allowing Roland the same kind of intel into her own operation might not be desirable.

              • Chiki Amara

                Am aware and realize this too.. but hope some arc will explain this.. that riland sure will make emptive measure agains tilly side..

                If not.. kinda some loophole.. but i hope its doenst happen..

                But you have good opini..

            • Chiki Amara

              This can be twist of plot.. but either fine with me.. as long as BT and all life within it did not have tragic accident.. especially for the witch..

          • Gatsby Francisco

            Well what will you do if your Lord being made as a fool like what ash did? Ignorance excuses no1 well Veronica was pissed same for Anna and Nana and the border town witches.

            • Kuq Ku

              I wouldnt say they were pissed, Id say they were unwilling to listen to her, as for her behavior towards Roland, the old Roland had it coming lol, but that isnt to say its worth being killed for, no doubt insulting Royalty wouldve carried a heavy penalty, but he can see beyond such petty trivialities, what he wanted to see was her potential, he also hoped she would be encouraged by their setup and willing to concede that the Witches here were protected.

              Ashes tried but failed to lure any witches, including someone who owed her life to Ashes, that being Wendy. Ashes finally accepted their resolve, leaving BT after recovering from that duel and receiving Nightingales warning.

              Unfortunately Ashes is a love sick meathead, who lacks the capacity to understand the finer points to the overall plan concerning the future for Witches, she only sees Tillys way as the right way, she isnt necessarily wrong in that regard, but like all things plans may not go as intended.

              As for the other siblings wanting the throne, it is their right according to the King (fake or not, the order is valid till the deception is discovered and proved) The siblings are only following through with that decree.

              Garcia was successful in taking down Roland, however the real one was replaced by a reincarnator who is far more capable..

              I would have to say that if Roland was insulted, the warning Nightingale gave was sufficient response.

              • Chiki Amara

                Enn.. nice point of view..

  • BannedDueToRudeness

    The existence of the city depends on the old man getting them some essentials because they cannot get everything on the island..That is risky because if old man is caught,then they would be in the middle of the sea with nothing to fall back on!!

    • Inbetweenbooks

      well, they would have fishing. But yeah, if that soil ain’t farmable, they are vulnerable. Also, they better have a good well on that island, or they can face a Alcatraz situation…

      other than that, a certain plant life witch or her products would have been godsent… maybe something that can be traded, a produce that is valid for 2-3 generations, and can grow from saltwater and rocks…

      • BannedDueToRudeness

        Yeah..Not to mention we don’t know if they have any flying or water type Pokemon..I mean witches.

        • Inbetweenbooks

          They do, altough their flying type is on an exchange program right now.

          • BannedDueToRudeness

            Nah..More like set free. Or maybe a trade is gonna be completed?

      • BannedDueToRudeness

        I think it was mentioned somewhere in the past that no two witches can have the same ability…

        • mllhild

          No it wasn’t, its only that its unlikely to find two with exact the same ability.
          Nightigale mentioned that she had seen several witches with fire manipulating abilities, but none as powerful as Anna. (that was pretty much at the beginning of the story)

          • Neruz

            It’s just that the abilities are so massively varied that two witches are highly unlikely to have the exact same ability; given that their abilities seem to be affected by their perception of the world ala Anna’s fire evolutions after learning basic physics, the odds are that even two witches with the same ability would diverge due to personal differences.

      • Aurega

        Would be easy to get water from seawater if they have a witch capable of boiling water,

    • Krosan Wayfarer

      No they just need to buy sometime before their base can run full operate.

      • BannedDueToRudeness

        For witches,the time they got should be sufficient

    • leacherfag

      The old man has lightnings father

      • BannedDueToRudeness

        hmmn..that is a bit of a plot hole if a dead man turns up!!

        • Chiki Amara

          His death not confirmed yet… Once mentioned that greatest explorer not easy defeated by some storm..

      • Mirari

        Lighting’s father will appear soon, but not this old man

  • Sangalanga

    I imagine Nightingale would love to have one of those stones. For professional purposes of course.