RW Chapter 210

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Chapter 210 Go or stay

“Perfumed Soap?” She picked one block up and placed it near her nose to smell it, and indeed, she could make out the fragrance of roses.

 

“Yes, it is tough to imagine that to manufacture it, you begin with a thick paste, into which His Royal Highness also added perfume, to make it full of fragrance.

 

May once more subconsciously glanced at the price written on the parchment, with a selling price of 25 silver royals for one block it could be seen as a luxury product, but compared to even more expensive perfumes, the price was clearly set too low.

 

“Are you sure that it’s perfume? When I’d performed in King’s City, there was once a powerful nobleman who gave me three bottles of perfume. Each of those bottles of perfume was only the size of the thumb, but their price was still more than five gold royals. For such a large piece of soap, you have at least add half a bottle of it, right?”

 

“Is that so?” Carter got startled, “Perfume is actually so expensive?”

 

“Of course,” May gave him a look, “It is one of King’s City Alchemy Association proudest products, except for crystal glass, perfume is their best selling product. I’d heard from other people, that besides the tribute they paid the Royal Family, they were able to let nearly one thousand bottles flow into the market each year. Individuals who can afford such a luxury belong to the upper nobility or are wealthy merchants. In case I hadn’t gotten it as present, it would be absolutely unlikely that I would ever purchase a bottle of perfume which costing as much as my salary from several plays.”

 

“But I have seen how His Royal Highness has used the perfume, and it didn’t seem to be a rare material…ah… listening to him, it appeared to be made out of sugar cane?” Seeing the puzzled look on May’s face, Carter added, “A sugar cane is just like a sweet stick, it is a typical crop of the Fjords, which looks like a stick. When you bite into it, you get a mouthful of sweet water. Currently, it is only planted in the castle’s backyard, but next time when I see His Royal Highness, I will ask him if I can take one out.”

 

Once again, it was His Highness the Prince… Since May had come to this town, the name she had heard the most of was Ronald Wimbledon. Whether it was Irene or Cater, whenever they talked about the changes happening in Border Town, they would always mention him. It seemed that His Highness was omniscient and there was nothing he didn’t know. Furthermore, all of these new things had been created by him.

 

Does there really exist such a learned person in the world? She couldn’t believe it, after all, even if they were smart, learning all this knowledge would still require time. Whether it was in King’s City or Longsong Stronghold, the people that were recognized as scholars were all old men with white hair. The folk of the Western Territory even had the phrase: ‘The longer the beard, the broader the knowledge’. But the Prince was only twenty years old, so how could it be that he knew all these things?

 

Even when thinking this way, May’s face still showed her usual expression, “No, if it could be used to make perfume, it has to be a very rare crop. Especially the perfume formula, that could be sold to any Alchemic workshop for an incredibly high price. You must never make discreet inquiries about this to His Highness, even in case you see it, you shouldn’t speak about it.”

 

“All right,” Carter said and took a handkerchief, putting four pieces of soap into it.

 

“Will you really buy so many of them?”

 

“The most a person can buy are two of these. So we will pretend to buy them separately and when we leave I will give them all to you – let’s first leave before you start disagreeing.” The knight raised his hand to interrupt May who wanted to say something, “When I use mine up, I can still go to His Highness to ask for new ones, but when they are sold out here, you never know when they will get new goods. So, by taking these four, you can use them for a very long time.”

 

When May saw her counterpart’s serious expression, it seemed as if her heart suddenly started burning. And for a long time, she just pursed her lips, not saying another word, just silently watched how the knight wrap up the perfume soup.

 

“Since we are already here let’s look at some other commodities,” he laughingly said as he held the bundle.

 

 

When she returned to her “home” in Border Town, the outside skies had already become dim.

 

The last light of the day falling through the curtain decorated the room with a touch of orange.

 

Since she had stayed to perform the second drama, May had received the same set of rooms as Irene. Although it wasn’t very large, it was still fully furnished.

 

After placing the novelty goods she’d bought from the convention market one by one on the table, there was in addition to the four perfumed soaps along with a bottle of wine.

 

This bottle of wine and the common wine found in pubs were different. It had almost no color and was instead pure and transparent with no difference to water. She remembered that according to the products description it was called White Liquor, having a higher concentration of alcohol, it wasn’t suitable to be ingested in larger amounts.

 

‘White Liquor’, she smiled, looking at it from its outer appearance, it really suited its name.

 

Pulling out the wooden cork, May poured herself a cup. Raising the cup, a burst of flavor hit her face and entered her nose directly, making her frown. However, after the first strong scent, a bouquet of delicious flavors entered her nose, they were sweet and mellow, not like the inferior watered wine from the taverns.

 

As a result of devoting herself to acting and the high amount of attention that gathered, May seldom went to the pubs. When a play became a great success, and the theater collective went to celebrate, only then would she follow them to go drink two cups of wine. Making sure that she never reached the state of becoming drunk where she’d be unable to speak as she had witnessed numerous actors who got so drunk that they forgot all sense of self-control. Instead, she was always controlling her drinking so that it would never affect her mind.

 

However, today May had a strong impulse to want to get drunk. Otherwise, she would have never bought such expensive Liquor against Carter’s advice. Wanting to try the story she had heard from other actors, that when they got drunk, they would be able to shield of all distraction and concerns, seeing the true answer that lay at the bottom of their heart.  

 

May closed his eyes, raised the cup to her head and poured the drink into her mouth. Immediately a hot spicy sensation exploded in her throat, causing her to directly spurt out the liquor again, and to cough out until tears arose.

 

Hell, is this thing really wine?

 

Waiting until the burning sensation had completely faded, she bit her lip and tried once more – this round; she only dared to take a sip of the liquor. Once again, a spicy flavor appeared, but this time it was followed by an intense richness and mellowness when those two flavors mixed together, she actually couldn’t say if it was a good drink, but it brought a kind of strange sensation with it.

 

Around a quarter of an hour later, May felt a dizzy feeling overlaying her mind.

 

She took a fist-sized box from her pocket and opened its lid, and saw herself in a bright mirror. This mirror was different from her previous bronze mirrors or the thin silver mirrors, its surface was smooth without a scratch and her reflection was was very clear, presumably making it very valuable. Within this mirror, May could see her flushed cheeks and her confused eyes.

 

It was a gift given by the Knight as they parted, she’d wanted to refuse, but the other side had turned away so fast that he hadn’t given her the opportunity to give it back. As he walked away, he once more turned around and waved goodbye to her.

 

Speaking earnestly, when Carter Lannis shut his mouth, his appearance can absolutely be regarded as being impeccable. But if he wasn’t such a chatterbox, I might not have stayed behind.

 

So, should she really take root here? Far away from the bustling city, starting once more in this remote town, where beside the few people in the crew, no one else knew her identity… The fear of the unknown only made it harder for her to make up her mind.

 

May put the letter on the table she had received several days ago, and spread it out – it had been forwarded to her by the Prince and Irene, the writer was Longsong Manager Petrov. From the letter, she learned that the stronghold theater had announced that her current whereabouts were unknown and that Petrov hoped that she would soon return to Longsong Stronghold to continue her performance.

 

His Highness the Prince hadn’t concealed this news and instead given her the right to choose.

 

After draining the rest of the cup, May’s vision gradually became dizzy.

 

She staggered to the desk, spread out a piece of paper and began writing a reply.

 

Within her overlapping surging train of thoughts, she saw the stronghold theater, Irene, Ferlin Eltek, the thundering cheer of the crowd in the town square, and those third-rate actors who lost their self-control after performing together with her. Eventually, these images all slowly faded, leaving only the memory of Carter Lannis behind, as he invited her with a grin.

 

“Hello, Miss May, may I have a drink with you?”

 


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  • Kaiki Deishuu

    love the story but honestly im getting bored i understand hes building a kingdom and we need to understand different perspectives but progression is sooo slow but maybe im spoiled since i just finished greatest novel ive had the pleasure of reading aka Dungeon Defense

  • Avarrencus

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Psychronia

    Can I be honest?
    May is growing on me.
    She seems like a very capable and intelligent woman who’s good at looking at things reasonably (for this era’s common sense) and is quick to catch on. She’s dealing with a lot of emotional baggage the best she can.

  • Sourpuss

    Thanks for the translation. Just a humble suggestion for future (and past) translations. Saying “Roland, the Fourth Prince” is rather confusing, because there are only two (remaining) princes and two princesses. I think a close translation would be in the lines of “Prince Roland, the fourth Scion” or “Prince Roland, the fourth Heir”.

  • RedDragonX

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • ambi

    Thanks for the chapter Roxerer, KitKat, and Joel B.! It’s nice to see they still have peace in between all the mess.

  • Zeth

    Thank you!!

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Russian Otaku

    Break out the wine and smash it to let loose the ship!

  • Yanchen Shi

    The White Liquor is Baijiu. You may search it if you are interested.

  • Bryan Chan

    Thanks for the chapter!!!
    There’s some subtle romeo and juliet stuff going on here ( ^ ^ )…
    Random question: Whenever Nightingale is wearing her white robe with a hood, does anyone picture her wearing altair’s robes?

  • NaoSou

    Thanks!

  • nirleka

    Good chapter! 😆😆😆😆😆

  • SanitaryCockroach

    Thanks! Lol, is May a Stardew Valley or Harvest moon character, being so easily swayed by gifts? XD
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    Copyright GM_Rusaku, probably.

  • Oak

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Sage Verdurous Sea Turtle

    thanks for the chapter!

  • Neko

    Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

  • JinVodka (*´﹃`*)

    ._∧_∧__ THANKS FOR THE CHAPTER!!
    (_( ・ω<)_() ≡≡≡❤ ◎
     / つノ
    ..し―J Oh oh May is falling for Carter, he knows how to court a lady

  • Raufgar

    Heh, and down the rabbit hole she goes…

  • Milanin

    … As someone who has never had flashbacks when drinking… All I can imagine in this chapter is that she overdosed on the high concentration… And that she’s dying…

  • Wrandral

    ” she just pursed her lips, not saying another word, just silently watched how the knight wrap up the perfume soup”

    Welp if anything perfume soup must smell pretty darn good, can’t guarantee it’s edible though XD

    • Milanin

      It’s the ‘pout’

  • Xegqu

    Thanks for the chapter

  • captain crunch

    uh oh, celebrities always ending up going to rehab.

  • Danis

    Thanks for the Chapter 😀

  • Kuq Ku

    Pre Trump or post Trump? I was thinking more Denmark lol or Iceland 😛

    • MOHLT

      Wanted to make a joke, America is poor example indeed.

  • Puru.The.Great

    Brainwashing still not completed it seems. She seems to have resorted to alcohol in confusion. Use the soap next morning and brainwashing will probably be complete.
    Thanks for the chapter!

  • MangoGuy

    Yes…Finally a nice development!! However,I feel that an actor should be moving around a bit, traveling to different theatres~

  • FTxCerber

    F*ck it! That is one d*mn mateialistic b*tch, who only think of money. Some of her points are understandable, but the rest? No way!

    This b*tch just want things knows she cant have!

  • Pants

    If Ronald going to build a tank, I bet he will skip the renault class and jump into M3 Stuarts and likes. Speed and Firepower, two things that what we men loves. But to be able to make these, he needs to conquer Ironstadt first, i believe that’s the place where crude oil is.

  • Pants

    Looking at the official map, i think its more important to create river warships like ironclads than tanks. Imagine the face of Garcia when a fleet of ironclads destroying her black fleet like butter.

    • Oh, I agree the warships would be more *useful*, but something about how ridiculously unnecessary tanks would be, in Roland’s military, just makes me want to see him make one. Just to prove that he could, y’know? 😅

    • Kwadro

      Before that He must first perfect the Internal Combustion Engine and secure an oil field and make a refinery.

  • randompasserby

    New reader here! Just binged through this series, now I’ll join the ranks of the F5 gunners company lol

    Have to say I’m really loving it so far, especially as a mechanical engineer myself. RTW and The Amber Sword is the only CN novels I read, any recommendations for similar things?

    P.s
    *looks at teaser title*
    Aw I love May hope she’s not going anywhere

    • Nahim Kerman

      What is Amber Sword about? Is like Duke’s Daughter? (bureaucrat reincarnate in another world and try to implement a serie of economical tributary redorms in her fief)

      • randompasserby

        Vr war game of mercenary factions and armies of kingdoms, empires and churches.

        Mc transmigrated into the body of a border town militia some years before the events of the game and goes on to survive a blitz attack by the empire, rescuing and leading refugees along the way. Goes on to form his own mercenary group.

        It’s quiet great imo, mc not quite op and probably never will be since his base tier is at least 2 lvl below the the usual ‘heroes’ of that world but making up with his own admittedly broken gifts.

        • Nahim Kerman

          Oh! I will check it out

    • Legionsama

      well it depend of what you like, you should go to novel update and see the tag that you like, some of my favorite are : Warlock of the Magus World, Martial World, Paradise of Demons and Gods, A Will Eternal, I’m Really a Superstar, Sovereign of the Three Realms. But tell us what do you like ^^ ?

  • Kuq Ku

    I did joke about convenience stores but really its pretty much true, but I wonder how he will model the lifestyle of his growing Town.

    You dont want to encourage fat indulgence once things settle down and become more peaceful (this is far into the future) There are some fine countries out there that can be emulated.

    • MOHLT

      America, f*ck yeah!

  • Nahim Kerman

    It’s done! Does anyone got the author’s e-mail adress? I really wish heshe could see this… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b92cac84883c570cd579503b622e29626cbd8e2c6e018bb2c6d428d09de8a96f.jpg

    • Lamia Fetish

      I need one with nightingale.

    • Syahmuda

      Who is that ?

      • nirleka

        Maybe May and Carter lol

      • Nahim Kerman

        Is an fanart. How i imagine Anna.

        • Robert Martinez

          Anna is supposed to have sexy freckles.

          • Nahim Kerman

            i forgot 😛

            Thanks for remind me

    • Pants

      GJ btw. tho I imagined everything more like a steampunk (a bit) version of song of Ice and fire.

    • Kuq Ku

      Why didnt you submit art for the contest
      You wouldve won hands down

      • Nahim Kerman

        guess you already answered 4 me. (lol)

    • Yash

      Thank you, good sir, for you made my day. God Bless You.

      I dont have any artistic talent, unlike you, but I can atleast contribute an upvote.

    • Aeternelle

      http://t.qidian.com/AuthorIndex.php?id=6052114
      That’s the author’s qidian page, can’t amke sense of where I’d find his email though…

      • Nahim Kerman

        Uhn… This page is in chinese. I can’t read.

    • kshatriiya

      Dude, the perfect frame for Nightingale would be a scene like this:

      Remember chapters ago when Roland was alone with Nightingale in his office? She said something along the line of “The enemy of our enemy is our friend” and Roland noted her statement with “….our?” Think of it as an anime ending scene where the camera zoomed out and you can picture Nightingale sitting on the window frame, staring out of the window looking melancholic with Roland sitting in the chair looking at Nightingale while silently echoing “…our?” to himself while the credits roll with this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFah8TCWOro song in the background. If you have time please draw a scene like that for nightingale!

      • Nahim Kerman

        Oh! This is almost a storyboard page! BTW did you know if there is any chance of RTW turning into an graphic novel in the future?

        • kshatriiya

          Perhaps, this is not a japanese light novel so chances of a japanese Mangaka picking this up are very slim. That being said, this story seems to be very popular on the chinese light novels site. It might possibly get picked up by Chinese wuxia comic authors. The chances are slim though as this is a Web release and not a hardcover book release. Book releases tend to get more noticed.

          • Nahim Kerman

            but…. the chinese market isn’t the bigger one?

        • kshatriiya

          When I get wealthy one day, I’ll seriously assemble a team and make it an anime haha.

          • Nahim Kerman

            uh i thought it was the other way around. The team make a deal with publishers and merchandising to make a animated/comic series in exchange for money and wealth.

  • Psychronia

    All I can think about is whether or not Carter and May’s child will be ironically plain looking or surpass both its parents in the stupidly good looking catrgory.

    • Leon Kam

      a new witch?

  • MOHLT
    • Lol, very nice. I’ve been on a kick with putting together metal sheet models like the one in the picture, though. I’ve got that T-34, an Apache helicopter, and I’m currently putting together a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle. Good times. 😋

    • Lamia Fetish

      Is that a Panzer?

      • MOHLT

        Panzer3M to be precise

        • Lamia Fetish

          How about the Maus.

          • MOHLT

            it will run out of fuel in 50 metres or so.

            • Lamia Fetish

              I find it weird that they named it Maus.

      • Wrandral

        Yes it is

  • fgundam

    im rooting for Carter to get the girl since he deserves it for all his hard work with Roland!

  • Maxi King

    goodbye common sense
    hello roland

  • BannedDueToRudeness

    I really like the comment section for RTW…So far,no cancer here.

  • Puru.The.Great

    May will be brainwashed. Or death! She knows too much because of that oaf Carter….
    Brainwash or death! I’m being influenced by Weed so sorry about thinking this way.

    • Aether

      Grass Porridge!! Grass Porridge!! Grass Por- oops Σ(゚Д゚;)

    • Herloct

      Or just let Carter marry her and let her stay in border town 😀

      • Puru.The.Great

        so brainwashing it is

  • ish

    @mllhild:disqus i think they know about it in rumors but no actual proof of it. more like conspiracy theories. 🙂

  • mllhild

    Carter almost slipped up there telling May about the Witches in the Palace.

    Actually, how much does May know about Witches in BT? I mean the original population and the first army know of Nana.
    The core of the first Army also know of Anna.
    The elite units may know of Nightingale.
    Carters Knights know of all Witches in the Castle.

    But the question is how much does the new population like May know?

    • darekiddevil

      Probably not much since they are not as trusted as the original population and some are spies so they could report to the church

    • Herloct

      As long as she’s not a believer of the church, she would not really bother with the witches. And i think, like Irene, May too would have concerned about witches by reading the theatre’s scripts…

    • Om nerabdator

      doesnt everyone know about the witches?

      • Deman Bloodx

        Visitors like May probably don’t know since they can leave with the info to their home town.

    • BannedDueToRudeness

      If may is the theatre girl,then I think she was already told about the witches..I mean the sound effects for the play was done by the witch right?

      • mllhild

        Only Irene knows about that. It was also stated that Irene always trains with Echo alone(So she didn’t tell her theater group and finds it better not to tell from the looks of it).

        • Herloct

          But Echo’s sound effect and BGM always been there along with the theatre plays

    • nirleka

      I think the people of the theather is keeping neutral stances for the Witches. They don’t play any witches is bad propaganda. Probably because the church hold humble front to the masses, the drama is the rich and noble hobby, such extravagant pleasure.

      In my opinion, in release that witch, they play it safe, just flowerly subjects in the drama plot to please the noble and riches vanity. It different with our world which usually incorporates tragedy in the drama plot.

      On the other hand, the drama troupe have some liberal senses in the arts direction. Since they can receive “witch is good” plot in their repertoires. On the other words, everthing is good as if only if the plot is interesting and the government allow it (which of course our Roland will obliged haha).