RW Chapter 206

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Chapter 206 “Insect swarm”

 

In the end, the problem of the mirror was solved by Soraya.

 

According to her, she had went and fetched some mercury from the laboratory, and spread it directly on top of the glass, afterward painting a shiny coated layer on top of it. In this way she achieved a similar effect to that of a mercury mirror, but also eliminating the risk associated with mercury vapor poisoning.

 

Compared to a pasted silver mirror, the overall coated mirror offered much better reflection. Afterward, Roland simply set aside a number of crystal glassware, so that each witch could get a small hand mirror. The small gift, which allowed the witches to clearly see their appearance made them all very happy, even Scroll who was usually always exposing a neutral expression revealed a rare smile. Seeing all this let Roland sigh in regret, although the witches weren’t fertility, they were still women at nature.

 

Unfortunately, this useful commodity could temporarily not be sold to the public at a low price. After all, its base was made out of the highly priced crystal glass. Furthermore, the laboratory had also consumed a lot of crystal glass to create this colorless, transparent container.

 

Kyle Sichi, contrary to what one might expect, knew how to create crystal glass, but the laboratory had been burdened with other tasks so that there were seldom any empty hands. Most of the apprentices were busy with refining the two acids, soaking the cotton fire. While the chief alchemist took two or three disciplines and concentrated entirely on solving the barrier to the creation of mercury fulminate. Until the industrial acid method was thoroughly researched, they still didn’t want to make anything else for the time being.

 

Apart from the reflecting mirror, Roland also suggested that instead of manually moving the stage to control the distance to the object, it could also be done by turning a small knob on the side. He only needed to describe the two alternation with a few words, before Anna understood what he meant. Summoning her black flame, the new stabilizing framework was quickly constructed.  Afterward, she picked the two set of lenses with the highest degree of magnification, in this way creating the very first optical microscope.

 

Taking advantage of the sufficient afternoon sun, Roland called all of the members of the Witch Union into the castle’s backyard, thereby starting the first ever Fundamental Biology class.

 

 

When Lily came to the backyard, she discovered that the plants had become more lush and flourishing.

 

The grapes on the wooden frame had turned into a bright red-purple hue. A foggy memory told her that they were less than a week from turning ripe. From time to time, Lighting would fly up and pick a bunch of ripe grapes for everyone. And that big and silly bird which had recently joined Border Town, bluntly sat on top of the shelf, raising its head to peck at the grapes and swallow them down.

 

In the backyard under the shade sat His Royal Highness and Anna. They were happily chatting with each other, looking just like an intimate couple. But Lily knew, they were definitely not telling each other words of affection. In case she was to approach them to listen, she would definitely hear a bunch of unfathomable mysterious nouns belonging to a debate that she was unable to make any sense of…

 

For example, about how the small balls looked like, how a cat could be living and dead at same time, matter turned into a wave, and so on. This was probably also the reason why Nightingale would always keep a distance of five meters away from them. After all, when listening to them for a long time, any person would definitely become drowsy, ai!

 

Wendy was always waiting with Scroll, whenever she met her, Wendy would show a gentle and soft smiling expression. Sometimes, she even felt that from the other’s point of view she was seen as a child. Lily helplessly sighed, first looking at Wendy’s chest, then bowed her head to look at her own, there was indeed worlds between them.

 

When can they turn into that, maybe then I won’t be regarded as a child anymore.

 

After all the witches had arrived, Lord Roland put two gray-black metal utensils on the table, claiming that they made it that with them it would be possible to see the tiny world of microscopy. Lily thought, maybe the object won’t look the same after magnification, but that everything in the world is made up out of small balls? This had always been hard for her to believe, after all how could rolling balls form a solid rock?

 

His Royal Highness sent a guard to get a bucket of water, then took a few drops and placed them under the microscope, which was different from what Lily had expected. The water in the bucket was neither muddy nor was it dirty. Instead, it was so clear that she could see the sunshine reflecting on the bottom, as if there wasn’t anything there at all. Is it… is it really possible that you can see the flowing balls from under the microscope?

 

“Something is moving in the water!” To her surprise a sister shrieked, and the moment her voice fell, she shrieked again, “Ah, it ran away!”

 

“More than one, there seems to be a lot more.”

 

“Good gracious, these are bugs? None of them look the same at all!”

 

“This looks more like a transparent crab…”

 

Lily’s heart suddenly suspended, not the small balls, but bugs? His Royal Highness had indeed lied! However… that there are insects is also very strange, ah, just look at the water, there is clearly nothing in it! When it was her turn, the little girl could no longer pretend to be indifferent, she headed toward the microscope and impatiently narrowed her eyes to take a look for herself.

 

And then, she saw an incredible scenery.

 

Just in the narrow illuminated area, she saw many bizarre objects recklessly moving about; some had a square shapes, while others whole bodies were covered with hairs, some looked like a mixed species of bugs and crabs, and others looked somewhat similar to the base of a grain of wheat. No matter which kind of strange shape they had, they were all mostly transparent, as if they had no skin or shell around them, in general, allowing to see the internal body structure clearly. Of course, these insects stomach was almost just as empty as their surroundings.

 

“Your Royal Highness, are theses really insects?” Scroll asked.

 

“What you are seeing should be some primitive organism or single-celled algae, calling them insects is not really appropriate, they should be assigned to the class of microorganisms.” The Prince explained.

 

“Microorganism?”

 

“Yeah, they’re also an independent life form, but their shape is much smaller, apart from the two you are seeing, there are also even smaller bacteria and viruses. At present the magnification of the microscope is not enough to permit you to see those two microorganism. They are also the reason for food spoilage and a variety of other illnesses.”

 

The more His Highness Roland explained, the more spirited he became, ” These infinitesimally small life forms are everywhere, and there are many different kinds. Fortunately, the majority of them is vulnerable to high temperature, and that is the reason why we boil the water before drinking, cook the fish before we eat it and do not reuse our bathwater.”

 

Although it was difficult for her to imagine that there were even smaller creatures, when she thought about that with drinking she will also swallow a lot of insects into her belly, Lily felt goosebumps all over her body.

 

Hasn’t his Royal Highness said that these humble little things are the culprits of food spoilage?

 

If I can keep the bread and meat porridge fresh, that water… should also be possible.

 

Thinking until here, she couldn’t help herself as she released her magic, covering the droplets under the microscope.

 

Causing unexpected changes to be born.

 

She saw how the “insects” began to tremble, then began to quickly change their appearance. Their skin was no longer transparent, but seemed as if they had put on a purple armor. Then long tentacles began to grow on their whole body, and soon after, they started to swallow the insects in their surrounding which have not changed. No that wasn’t right… instead of swallowing, Lily saw that they were assimilating each other at an alarming rate. Like a sharp sword, the tentacles stabbed into the body of other microorganisms which then assumed the same appearance as them.

 

Not knowing whether it was an illusion or not, she still felt that these transformed organism were still changing the invisible creatures, and it didn’t take long until a little purple spot appeared within the water. After a few breaths, more and more of these purple spots appeared, gradually fusing into one piece, as if her field of vision was slowly being covered with a lavender-colored carpet. One by one the tentacle insects arranged themselves into rows, like a neatly organized army. As if they could feel her attention, they all raised their tentacles up, as if in salute.

 

This was the first time; that she saw the true face of her ability.


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  • GroovyPotato

    although the witches weren’t fertility -> although the witches weren’t fertile.

  • captain crunch

    we are bjork, resistance is futa.

  • watchin

    She is so freaking dangerous if used in the correct way… hell she might even be the key to fixing the witches infertility problem

  • BannedDueToRudeness

    Tentacle hentai confirmed.

  • Victor Silva

    And…. Accordly with the storybooks. that day Rolland Wimbledon release the power nowadays known as Nanobioengineering.

    History of Roland Empire Ch.15 sect 23

  • Psychronia

    D…Did Lily’s magic just let her enslave microorganisms? Not only that, but give them a protective shell?

    ….Oh man, we’re gonna have a field day with this one.

  • Pants

    So the church’s bioweapon is pretty much useless now against borderland.

  • Puru.The.Great

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Herloct

    Wait, so she could create somekind of nanomachine?

  • Raufgar

    Thanks for the chapter~!

    I’ve been commenting about the possible uses the Lily-Cells can have, but one thought just came to mind : the pills-made-from-witches are altering the genetic makeup of the imbibers, would she be able to reverse or block the effects?

    I doubt the Church’s zombie army can be cured, but therein also lies the possibility.

  • ambi

    Thanks for the chapter Roxerer, KitKat, and Ka V.! I think the most OP witch has just been found.

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much!!

  • BongBong Chu

    Back to new weapons. Proper underwear and accessories can be lethal. Imagine Nightingale and Ashes like that.

  • BongBong Chu

    The title says “Insect swarm”, so hopefully Border Town will not be overrun by constantly growing tentacle creatures assimilating all life forms. Roland is a mechanical engineer, so he is really lacking in designing safe experiments. Already, if he had his way, Nana would resurrect a dead chicken unleashing a Zombie!

    But I have high hopes for energetic research in wiccan fertility.

  • Angel

    OMG!!! from now on she can make Mass Murder Bioweapon if she want it!! LOL

    The born of Bio Master? Micro Master? Isect Master ? ahahaha 😀

    thx for the chapter ^^ this is really interesting and i want moarrrr !!

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter! Wow~ New meaning to preservation tactics. XD

  • MOHLT

    imminent tentacle problem in Border Town? Pillboxes might not help this time~

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/562024ccf51a9c67ce47c44ba0e664b3a595557d4fcfe6754d70e770e6ef7d7f.jpg

  • JinVodka (*´﹃`*)

    ._∧_∧__ THANKS FOR THE CHAPTER!!
    (_( ・ω<)_() ≡≡≡❤ ◎
     / つノ
    ..し―J What is happening?? Σ(゜д゜;) micro army

  • Rico Sebastian

    why people think that if we control microorganism , they can change the fact about infertility ???
    Please show me the way of your thinking 😀

    • Raufgar

      Infertility is tied to several factors; two simple ones is the ability of the sperm to fertilize the egg and the possibility of the fertilized egg to latch on to the uterus wall. There are others, such as the environment inside the womb being ‘hostile’, but let’s stick with the two above first. Also, this is going to be explained very simply, so bear with me.

      If the sperm is killed on route, or is not able to break the egg’s membrane layer, then fertilization won’t take place. Hence the need for billions in each emission. If the reason is due to the presence of other microorganisms that prey on or weaken the sperm, for example, then Lily’s ability can help tame those, as long as she has learned to ensure the sperm are not subsumed(?) as well.

      If the egg was fertilized, but was not able to latch on to the uterus walls, then it would be expelled out of the body. Lily’s ability can ensure the egg properly attaches itself, possibly by having the surrounding microorganisms create a foothold, or by preparing the uterus walls beforehand.

      I’m going to assume that Lily can ‘sense’ what her little soldiers are doing, so non-invasive surgery is so possible. She can work in tandem with Nana to close the wounds when doing so.

      Hmm, I wonder if Nana’s ability is similar…

      • Neruz

        Additionally, given practice Lily should be able to use her little purple tentacle soldiers to mess around with DNA directly.

        Unless witch sterility is caused by their eggs becoming nonviable due to magic contamination or something, Lily’s ability combined with the right knowledge should be able to fix it eventually regardless of the cause.

        Now if she can turn viruses into purple tentacle soldiers, then she’ll really be ready to go full mad genetic engineer.

      • Aldrich Castillo

        … if she does that and a baby would be born, would said baby still be under her control?
        It’s the same organisim, only grew right?

        • Raufgar

          She won’t be directly interfering with the sperm and egg, merely facilitating the fertilization process. So there shouldn’t be any Lily-Cells (should we trademark this name? Like T-Cells) in the resulting fetus, unless the factor inhibiting the whole process is something else, such as the ‘hostile womb environment’ I mentioned.

          If that were the case, then having some Lily-Cells protect the fetus would be plausible. And I’m sure the Lily-Cells can do other things i.e. multi-function when her ability evolves…

          Otherwise, since most everyone has been eating her food, they should have her cells in them all…then the next chapter’s title makes sense…

  • Oak

    Thanks for the chapter,
    She could become really scary if pissed

  • pcfd

    sgc replicators 😀

  • Kuq Ku

    Ahh Lilly is the one who evolved? well how about that, the most skeptical and broody emo one managed to pull off what the others couldnt, damn sulky teens! need a smack upside the head is what!

    Damn I really wanted it to be Nana lol damn, theres still a chance though right?

    • bble

      prob when she begins to see cells.

    • Aldrich Castillo

      I guess? Maybe if she does the same and uses her ability while looking at the target using a microscope?
      Maybe she will see tiny doctors ‘fixing’ the body one cell at a time lol

  • Danis

    Thanks for the Chapter 😀

  • Rob Gi

    Can lily buff Roland to make childrens?

  • Maxi King

    she can control cells…
    could this be the solution to the infertile problem?

  • RedDragonX

    Thanks for the chapter! That ending was terrifying if she uses her powers wrong by accident bordertown is gonna turn into Raccoon city or the site of some kind of super plague

  • Sage Verdurous Sea Turtle

    thanks for the chapter!

    great… tentacle flag spotted.

  • Saitama Bro

    discipline vs disciple. this typo has occurred quite a lot in the novel so far.

  • Xegqu

    Thanks for the chapter

  • NaoSou

    Thanks!

  • Aletx

    Thank you for the chapter.

    So Lily’s real ability is micro-organism manipulation, not just food preservation
    Bacterial / medical revolution / biochemical warfare imminent?

  • Tea

    oh crap, It’s Taylor.
    Run.

  • Easykill

    My god, she’s a bioweapon.

    • Neruz

      She’s so much worse than a mere bioweapon; she freaking controls and mutates cells on demand. She’s a goddamn swarmlord.

      Actually depending on how total her control is, this may well open up the genetic engineering route for Roland. Even if not it will definitely be damn useful.

      • Dragrath

        Aye with the right direction she might for all intents an purposes become an equivalent of the Queen of Blades from Stacraft, The gravemind of Halo or any other entity from fantasy/science fiction that weaves and changes organisms…
        Control of microorganisms with sufficient knowledge could be built up to larger and larger scales as macro organisms are really massive colonies of smaller cells.

        In the near term Diseases could be subjugated and co-opted, serving as a force of biological warfare against all without the anti magic stones and even then if the controlled organisms were originally pathogenic it would still be a death sentence as they reverted to their original nature…

        Also, It just dawned on me that a similar ability if evolved could very well be responsible for the yearly swarms of demonic beasts 0_o

        • Neruz

          The question is; can she control cells entirely or does she just turn some of them into purple tentacle soldiers that then do her bidding. The latter still has goddamn horrific potential because those are basically biological nanomachines, but the former means Zerg are looming in the future :V

          • belegorn

            Nanomachines son, Armstrong would be so proud

        • Wrandral
          • Neruz

            The Zerg even have the same design scheme (purple, carapace, spikes and tentacles) as her ‘soldier’ cells.

            • Dragrath

              Honestly I don’t think that is a coincidence….

              • Neruz

                If it is a coincidence then I would bet that the author was subconsciously influenced by the Zerg. If the author was western then there’s the alternate possibility of it being Tyranid influenced, but given that the author is Asian (Chinese?) it’s almost definitely Zerg inspired. Given the massive cultural impact Starcraft had on much of Asia.

                • Wrandral

                  Overwatch and now Starcraft influence, man i wonder if the author is a Blizzard fan ^^

                  • Neruz

                    Considering the massive cultural impact Blizzard games have had on much of eastern Asia, even if the author isn’t a Blizzard fan they’re almost certainly familiar with Blizzard.

                    It’s genuinely difficult for us westerners to understand just how huge the impact Blizzard has had on Asia with its franchises, especially Starcraft (Korea) and World of Warcraft (China).

                  • Aaron Nagy

                    Don’t forget World of Warcraft.

          • Kuq Ku

            Her story is pretty sad, Sarah Kerrigan

        • megaply

          I read somewhere that the author is a RTS game fan. That why the story is about city building and war. Especially Wafcraft. Even this title chapter is called “Insect swarm” = Zerg?

        • Proxy Account

          “In the near term Diseases could be subjugated and co-opted”
          – – – –
          Nice. Soon.

      • shadowtrap2010

        it … time for zombies Apocalypse!!!

    • moop

      given what the church have just made to take out that fort from before now it is pretty much useless and use her ability in a few water supplies and she can take out a city

    • WillTell

      My god, they were preserving food with that.

      • Rico Sebastian

        but the question arrive ? what will happen to the food :/

        • Raufgar

          Good question. This likely means that Lily can designate what she deems as bad and good during her control, albeit unconciously. That’s probably why the food was safe to eat. She likely could not prevent the general breakdown of the actual cells due to death, so food will still spoil in time.

          • Neruz

            Yeah, unless knowing about cells fundamentally changed her ability I would assume that her preservation was working by turning some of the microorganisms that rot food into purple tentacle soldiers that then ate all the others and vigorously protected the food until their death.

            • Raufgar

              Food spoilage is tied to external and internal factors; she has been solving the external, possibly she can direct her minions to remove harmful cell death byproducts, like certain acids, or possibly remove all the blood from animals, since that is one of the reasons for spoilage. She might be able to keep things fresh by replacing dead cells with hers, but we don’t know the viability of that…

              • Neruz

                I would assume at the moment she’s limited to using her purple tentacle soldiers to eliminate other microbes, but we’ll see. This story has thrown a few odd curveballs so far so I wouldn’t be surprised if her ability is more complex than it seems.

                • Raufgar

                  Well, before she saw her purple tentacle soldiers face to face, that was the case. Now that she’s seen what they actually do, that thinking will definitely change. The next chapter’s title is very suspicious…

    • SanitaryCockroach

      If her power is truly control over life at the cellular level, couldn’t she fix the fertility problem?

      • Neruz

        Given the right knowledge, assuming she can control what happens to the cells which seems likely given that she made them turn purple and tentacley and as far as I know none of the other things she used her ability on turned purple, so she should be able to fix most any biological problem. Even if all she can do is make purple tentacle cells that she then controls, that still lets her interact directly with things on a cellular level, aka nanomachines.

        Assuming the witch fertility issue is some kind of biological sterility, yeah she should be able to fix it. If it’s DNA incompatibility though because witches genetically distinct from humans then she likely won’t be able to do much about that, unless she figures out how to trigger the witch transformation in males, which I wouldn’t discount at this point in the story.

        • SanitaryCockroach

          In order for that to occur, then one of the parent would have to be a different species, thus inducing a postzygotic barrier. That doesn’t seem to be the case though, and it occurs too frequently to be a random mutation, but it seems to happen too little in the population to be a recessive trait. It might be due to a change in the epigenome of one of the parents due to environmental factors….. Or it could just be magic. 😛

    • mllhild

      A tentacle master

    • belegorn

      The Queen of Blades was born omfg

  • Grey Human

    It was magical bacteria after all !
    with this after Nana, Lily would become indispensable healing witch of witch union. Imagine a magical super-bacteria that could assimilate and annihilate virus, bacteria and all matter of microorganism. It safe to say that she is the pioneer of (magical) antibiotic in this world.

  • heh, female and tentacles.

  • Neko

    wow. The ability of Lily is impressive. ^^

    Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

  • Deoxyribo9

    Hyper Evolutionary Virus… to prevent spoilage. Neat.

  • Yash

    Making women fertile in another world…… A novel I would read by all means.

  • BannedDueToRudeness

    Huehue… Roland finally got to the main issue!! Gotta make everyone fertile!! XD

  • Inbetweenbooks

    an insectswarm should be able to be taken out by a few gene manipulated plants…

  • Kuq Ku

    Lol sadist

  • Chiki Amara

    Soraya such a money maker… She will be rich in no time…

    • Grey Human

      She’s probably already have hundreds of gold royal in her purse.

  • Kuq Ku

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeIDosJPs0I the horrors of beauty products…

  • Kuq Ku

    Oh noes now we are gonna get make up, moisturizers, hair dyes, perfumes, and all manner of beauty enhancing products lol dont poison them with that shit Roland!! you will start getting anorexic/bulimic fat worrying fat shamming bra burning fem nazis!

    Ohnoes dont introduce highheels! dont bring that torture device there! your shaving tools are all belong to femdom! are you satisfied! curse you for bringing vanity into the picture!

    • Chiki Amara

      Cant wait for the higheels tho.. 😁

    • Pants

      Lol don’t worry, everything what you said are outside of Ronald expertise, he won’t even bother to make those, his engines are enough to make more money anyway.

      Except highheels, he might introduce highheels.

      • AdequatelyAnon

        Well, those existed with stirrups, male or female.

      • BongBong Chu

        High heels were used in Renaissance Europe so ladies could walk on muddy streets, and to appear taller. But ladies were not showing them, even at the beginning of 19-th century poets were mentioning a glimpse of a slim ankle like manga characters reacting to the view of girl’s panties.

        Contemporary high heels are not viable without high quality floors and sidewalks.

        In any case, “feminity” is cultural, not natural. In Heian period, a fashionable girl would have shaved eyebrows, painted butterfly-shaped eyebrows and black teeth. And it was mentioned that one eccentric girl had “eyebrows like hairy caterpillars and she smiled with a strange white smile”. Elegance also meant many layers of silk kimonos with intricately matching colors and not a barest hint of not being shaped like a regular cylinder.

        And to give rise to bra burning, brasseries would need to be invented. Something unknown to lower middle class in Taisho era.

  • Kaiser_Nephilim

    they could just try and try…. more “subject” the better understanding they’ll have about a witch’s fertility….

  • Gege

    [on teaser ] Oh, wow. Now if Roland gave them lipstick and make up set, that would be something. Lol

    • VerneJules

      No need for those potentially-skin-damaging make-ups, they have Soraya.

      • mllhild

        If Soraya made a prank and painted someones face, could it be removed without cutting it off from the face?

        • Neruz

          Probably not.

        • VerneJules

          That’s her coating ability though. I’m talking about her original “coloring” ability, its molecules is much thinner and could probably be considered as part of the skin which is much better than a thick make-up. I believe it would be difficult, if not impossible, to remove without her help.

  • Yuki Tachibana

    fertile*

    • laihipp

      were infertile, they were still feminine by nature*

      I’d remove ‘not’ where possible and since we’re talking about the qualities of a woman, fertility and grooming, feminine > women for their collective adjective

      or perhaps

      still women at heart*