RW Chapter 216

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Chapter 216 Demonic Plague

During the following two days, Theo moved non-stop between Margarets Chamber of Commerce and Kings Citys suburbs.

Margaret would provide the fleet for the transportation of the refugees while the First Army, who would be disguised as mercenaries, would arrive at the canals pier at the appointed time to arrange the screening and embarking.

 

As for the dissemination of information, Theo wasnt worried that Black Hammer would handle such a task relaxedly after swallowing such attractive bait. Letting street rats do such work was much more convenient than giving it to outsiders. Although their range of activity was limited to the Northern District, the refugees would certainly spread the news amongst themselves. Furthermore, he couldnt handle them all at once anyway. Prior to this, His Royal Highness had explicitly explained to him that this was a task which could be done over time by sending one ship after another.

 

On the day of the fleet’s arrival, nearly one thousand destitute and homeless people had come to the pier, much more than Theo had expected. If he had relied on the First Army to promote the journey, Theo believed that if 100 people had come, it would already have been considered a good result.

 

According to His Royal Highness’s screening requirements, the children were allowed to embark on the ships first, followed by the children’s families, and finally, the other adults. As for elderly citizens… Theo discovered that there were almost no people with gray hair in the crowd. Perhaps they didn’t want to risk going to a remote and unknown place, or they might have been unable to escape from the Eastern Region to King’s City since the beginning .

 

After the first fleet of ten single-mast ships left the pier with 500 people on board, the rest of the waiting refugees were driven back to the camp, but they all took the news with them that “the fleet will return”.

 

Thinking that he could easily succeed in completing  the first of His Highness’ tasks, he did not expect that he would encounter a severe problem soon after the merchant fleet brought away the second batch of people.

 

A strange illness had suddenly broken out in Kings City.

 

The first deceased to be discovered had laid at the roadside, his body covered with many black spots, and his teeth fallen off. His skin had also broken open in many places, and the blood flowing out of those places had changed color turning black like the blood of witches who were devoured by the terror of the demonic bite. But this time, the deceased was not a woman, but rather a male resident of the Northern District.

 

Not long after, several corpses with the same symptoms were discovered one after another. Furthermore, some of the people who came into contact with the corpses also began to grow dark spots. Whether it was herbal treatment or cold compresses, nothing was able to subdue the illness. Even when using bloodletting treatment, their blood which was usually red had now turned black, as if having been mixed with a large amount of ink.

 

Soon, fear spread through the masses, which steadily increased the amount of people who went to the Church to pray, but everything was useless. Every day, more and more people showing those black spots would appear, and even people with the same symptoms were discovered in the fugitives outside of the city.

 

Finally, the High Priest of the Church appeared in front of the praying masses and declared that all this was a plot by the witches to spread the Devil’s power, infecting other innocent people this way. Furthermore, the priest said that at present, any treatment was unable to resist the power of the Devil, and the people who fall to the corrosion will die under extreme pain. However, the Church would never idly sit by; they had already developed the Holy Elixir, which was powerful enough to drive the Devil back to Hell.

 

This statement let the infected people once more see a glimmer of hope. Every day, they would sit in front of the church’s door, waiting for the release of the Holy Elixir.

 

Although Theo had strong doubts regarding the Church’s claims, he temporarily stopped the shipping off of the refugees to provide for every contingency.

 

“Why do you want to stop?” Black Hammer asked, extremely puzzled, “Why arent we rushing to send those people away before they become eroded by the Devils spirit? Do you want them to stay in the city to become seeds for the witches?

 

“This is the wish of the people above,” Theo answered impatiently. “They are just ordinary fugitives. If the West is also infected by this evil force, how will the kingdom then look like?”

 

“Uh -” Black Hammer slightly stannered, “But what happens to the Western Region doesnt matter to us at all. Sir Theo, how about this? We just dont hear the opinion of the people above and simply drag them away. Think about it, this is such a demonic illness– one touch and you will are infected. I simply cant stay here and wait for the devil to come, even if a wall is separating them from us.

 

As if we havent heard them?” Theo asked coldly. “Just like me, you also only have one head!

 

After he left the pub, he went to the next shop marked with Margaret’s Caravan emblem, and revealed his token.

 

“I must see your boss. The sooner, the better.”

 

It didn’t take long until he could meet with the female merchant in a secret room of the shop.

 

“The disease definitely has nothing to do with the witches,” Margaret began, “If they could release such a demonic power, the God’s Stone of Retaliation would be powerless, and they would have already turned Hermes into a deadzone.

 

“I also think the same, but this is still a pressing matter that has to be reported to His Royal Highness. Although there have been no symptoms of black spots on the two groups of people who embarked to Border Town, it seems that this disease does not manifest itself on the spot. In case some people on the ships were infected by this evil force, Border Town must prepare for it immediately.” Theo pulled a folded letter out of a pocket, “I need your help to send the message back to His Highness as quickly as possible.”

 

“Naturally,” she nodded. “Information transmission between merchants has always been the fastest.”

 

 

After several days of sailing, Lucia wanted to vomit.

 

During the past month, it seemed she had been always fleeing— first from the Eastern Region to Kings City, then  from Kings City to the Western Region. The reason for the former was that she had been driven out of her home, while for the latter was because she had finally come to see a glimmer of hope again.

 

“Elder sister… water, I am thirsty…”

 

Bell gave a painful moan and reached out, grabbing Lucia’s arm.

 

“Alright, I’ll go and fetch you some water.”

 

Lucia grabbed the bag on hand and staggered out of the cabin, lying flat at the lowest point of the ship and reaching out with her arm to soak the bag in the river water. Her stomach acid bubbled up again, in the end making it impossible for her to contain it, and with a wow sound the vomit flew out. She also spit the last of the gravel left in her stomach out, not only through her mouth, but also through her nostrils. She forcefully suppressed the urge to burst into tears, clenched her teeth, and rubbed her face with the back of her hand, then continued to soak the bag in the river. When the bag was finally filled with water, she carefully held it in her arms and trotted back to the cabin.

 

“The water is here, open your mouth.”

 

However, Bells face again appeared to be a bit worse than before. Her cheeks werent covered with their normal flush and her forehead was also terribly hot. She tightly clenched her lips, only intermittently releasing moaning noises.

 

With no other option than forcing her mouth open, Lucia twisted the water bag so that the water droplets would directly fall into her sisters mouth.

 

“You are too close to her. The dark spots have already reached her neck, she cannot hold on for much longer.” A weak middle-aged man who was also in the cabin said, “We will die here, you have to think of yourself.

 

Shortly after they had left Kings City on the ship, some people had begun to suffer from a terrifying disease. First, their whole body would become unusually hot, followed by the emergence of dark spots on their skin. Within three to four days, the illness would begin to worsen. Not only had the infected fallen into a coma, but the people who came in contact with them also caught the disease. Therefore, on the fifth day, the fleet had cleaned out a sailboat specifically for the transportation of the patients. Lucia guessed the reason why the other side hasdt just thrown the sick refugees into the river was because there were also some infected people on their side.

 

After the first dark spots were discovered on Bell’s body, Lucia didnt listen to any discouraging words from others and decided that she would follow her younger sister onto the ship of sickness.

 

In order to take care of young Bell, she had almost not slept for an entire two days.

 

However, Lucia had still not given up. She believed that as long as they were able to reach the Western Region, all would change for the better.

 

If the rumors were right… the Witch Cooperation Association would be her final hope.


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  • JinVodka (*´﹃`*)

    ._∧_∧__ THANKS FOR THE CHAPTER!!
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    ..し―J Show the power of your army virus? LILY!!!!

  • Kolick

    Why is the website layout different on some chapters i absolutely do not like it when the text spanw from the left to the right of my whole monitor i prefer it when the outermost 1/5 are free.

  • Xegqu

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much!!

  • MangoGuy

    i wonder if its a natural plague or church wanna weaken the kingdom further~

  • NaoSou

    Thanks!

  • LushWF

    Thank you for your work!

    Can’t get enough of this novel! =)

  • Nantoka

    Thanks for the chapter :3

  • B.Mito

    I think we should build a wiki page for this series… Im not that good at keeping track of all the witches names, powers and church POV.
    Many characters have a good background like Iron Hand and Echo. And witch Roland’s sister’s witches I feel it will get all tangled up. Any Volunteers?

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Neko

    Thanks for this new chapter! 🙂

  • Puru.The.Great

    Awesome!
    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Bramble

    I wonder how people conclude that Lucia is a witch

  • Joshua Nusbaum

    this is obviously the black plague which ravaged europe in the middle ages

  • Oak

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Herloct

    Yay, new witches 😀
    But would it just Lucia, or her sister too?
    … and where the f*ck is their parents?

  • Kuq Ku

    Wahha! a new witch with a sister! a younger sister! could they both be witches?? omg plague.. heading for BT, hurry your ass Theo and give them the headsup! QUARANTINE PROTOCOLS LOCKDOWN!! damn will that letter get there in time? I wonder when Rolands gonna pull his finger out and get a communication network up??
    Seriously you wouldve had this news ages ago if you had one in place! Lilly please save BT… dont let nightingale die!

    GET a gdamn communication system up already FFS! and he should already have a medical research team set up seriously, dont you watch star trek! You played WoW you know the effects of the Scourge!! gdamn Lich King, seriously if anyone dies coz of this a pox on all your houses I say! Ohnoes Im hearing Sylvanas music box in the background!

    Gah! no deaths no deaths! no G RR MARTIN! how many damn external references am I gonna put in this post! seriously MORSE CODE!!!

  • Huy Trần Xuân

    Look like Lily Micro orgasim manipulation got the chance to shine. Oh, that plague just remind me about Black Death, or to be more specific, Yersinia pestis bacteria due to unhygene old lifestyle from Middle Age( which is nowaday preventable plague before it can even start by our global hygiene standard. And later on, even our Roland has a chance to step in the Biological Research aspect, and maybe can use some of the most deversating infection virus( which is much more lethal than Germs) and use that as one of many trump cards against the Church.

  • ambi

    Thanks for the chapter Roxerer, Disco Pangolin, KitKat! How convenient that Roland has just found a witch that can create antibodies against anything.

    • Bramble

      It’s always convenient for Roland

  • Diggydawg

    Looks like some new Witch recruits are inbound.

    the author is going full blast with the “Evil Church” Trope (ok, ‘Morally Ambiguous Church’ then).

    • Leon Kam

      Asian Novel 90% is Evil/Corrupted Church

  • Danis

    damn Church !!!
    Thanks For The Chapter 😀

  • Kristen Johnson

    Does this mean Lucia is a witch? Interesting…

    • Light351

      I think it would be even more interesting if Lucia wasn’t a witch. Kinda a “desperate last hope when time is running out search for a cure”. It wouldn bea good starting point for spreading the word that witches are fine to non BT residents.

  • frenzy85

    How convenient that this happens when one of the witches just recently developed the ability to create a microbe army.

  • Leon Kam

    hahaha no one here think the plague might be cause from dirty hygiene like black death or disease that the refugee bring with them… everyone instantly think it was the church haha, church notoriety is so high

    • Danis

      Fock Church !!!

      • Leon Kam

        the devil witch will become holy saint in the eye of the ppl soon in BT

    • Saitama Bro

      the real reason is that the pope already mentioned their new plague-like poison and it’s effectiveness on the population. we were expecting this to happen. and with Lily’s new micro-army, we know she will stump the church.

  • Kuq Ku

    Demonic plague hmmm.. sounds like some bubonic plague type thing got loose and the Church will of course reinforce anti witch propaganda by blaming them. The death toll from the plague on our world was estimated at 20 to 50 million victims, some of those deaths were from deliberatel spreading of the disease to uninfected areas, thats some major carnage.

    But if its demonic or magic enhanced plague made using witch blood/godstone, then that would be the churches handiwork, theyre a regular little team of Mengeles arent they..dirty bastards. If they created it, surely they wouldnt let loose a beast like that which could kill millions, even they wouldnt be that scummy? would they? but if they did, then like the enhancement pills they would also have the cure right? Im reminded of Dungeon Defense (spoiler wont go into details)

    What would Roland do in this situation? he would be aware of our history with the plague, and how devastating it was, if the Church decides to lay the blame on witches, then how much harder would it be to convince others that Witches are just like regular people but gifted. Will he put BT on lockdown? surly Theo wouldnt send infected refugees to BT? Godamn what if the refugees dont look sick yet? what if they looked ok and gets sent to BT? if its made by the church, maybe its got godstone properties and Lilys power wont effect it :O shit! how scary would that be! a frigging plague that would be even worse for witches :O

    You know Roland has had it fairly easy so far all his endeavors have been successes, he has yet to come up against failure, this might be his time to face defeat :O what will he do?

    Gets down on knees and begs for the next chapter!!

  • MangoGuy

    Dayem…..Here comes the plague!!!

    • Kuq Ku

      You know Im having images of Nightingale coming to Roland coughing and falling down, her body ravaged by the plague :O dont do a red wedding and purge good characters with this !! omg Im worried!! nooooo! this is terribad terribad !!!

      Shit I was joking about G RR Martin, but nooo dont do a red wedding!!! noooo!!!

  • Maxi King

    lilly the plague doctor

  • BurstThrough

    I feel like the church may try to infect Border Town but I don’t see the fanatics in King city having that resource already to use…
    Or those witches are the infected thing?

  • Grey Human

    IT´S TIME FOR LILY TO SHINE !!!

    • Kuq Ku

      But what if the Church made it !! what if its made from godstone? will her power effect it?? Im worried, why do I think this might be Rolands first defeat :O:O

      • Grey Human

        Even if the patogen that brought the disease were manufactured by the church and were made from God stone, Lily definitely still could handle it. Remember, the God stone of retaliation only affected Lily’s broodmother magical bacteria not the ones who already turned into magical superbacteria. I’m pretty sure Lily superbacteria could easily kick the plague disease out from the patients body. She probably will become the curer of all microorganism related diseases of this time and help Roland to gather more citizen into his teritory.

        • Kuq Ku

          I hope so lol last thing I want to see is someone like Nightingale succumb to that demonic plague 🙁

        • Herloct

          It almost like a nanomachine

          • Kuq Ku

            yea an organic nano machine lol

      • Feras Al Harbi

        if roland fails here, then he and his entire town will die. good thing that he has lily, after all she has now become the most dangerous witch ever.

        • Kuq Ku

          I believe he will be successful in defeating it, but what if there are casualties before he can rein that plague in? I would consider it a failure if key characters died as a result of this, It doesnt have to be a town wipe.

          Im worried because of that possibility

      • Michael Behrens

        Well this seems like classic black plague so it shouldn’t be a problem in regards to curing it with Lily’s ability. Also God’s Stone is a stone that nullifies magic, how do you get black plague from at stone that does nothing else besides nullify magic.

        • Kuq Ku

          Wouldnt that be a nasty plague, one that can nulify magic and kill people through the virus/bacterias normal action on the body

          • Michael Behrens

            I mean it would, but why do you think that it can nullify magic in the first place. It seems like you are jumping to conclusions.

            • Kuq Ku

              I speculated based on the Title “Demonic Plague” and the only demons I know of (besides those “Devils” the witches encountered that nearly wiped them out) is the damn Church.

              A mixture of witch blood and godstone created the Gods Army turning them into zombies with super strength speed endurance and resistance to pain, so what if they tinkered with this combination using an actual strain of plague bacillus mutating it to create something like this.

              The other poster mentioned nullifying magic, which made me speculate further, imagine if it could nullify magic, On Xmen there was an attempt to get rid of or neutralize the power of mutants, removing the threat that their powers posed.

              Thats why I came up with that kind of conclusion, Im glad that wasnt the case, can you imagine how devastating that would be? a plague that only Extraordinaire Witches had any chance of resisting.

              Imagine if Maggie mid flight caught that disease and her form unraveled while high in the air 🙁 Im so very glad I was wrong, but just imagine that it did happen, the outcome would threaten not only BT but the future of all Witches.

              Roland really needs to purge the Church sooner not later. He needs to stomp them into the ground, if they did create this shitstorm, then they deserve nothing but total annihilation, let none of them escape, Roland punish them hardcore, make them shit themselves when your name is mentioned.

              They have a talented team of Mengeles in their rathole nest, time to give back to the church, do it Roland NO MERCY!!!

      • Ale Cole

        BTW (regardless of all the comments as I’m lazy to read by the moment) something made from godstone is so toxic that they can’t even slowdown the decay process e.g the godstone pills, so I guess- its a witch ability, an alchemist’s creation or something made from a Judge’s blood. Who knows, but we all hope both Nana and Lily do something bout it.

        PS: am I wrong or this girl Lucia is a Witch too?

        • Kuq Ku

          It would appear that she is, shes looking for the Witches association, it would either be for herself or possibly her little sister, maybe she manifested magic ability sooner than normal.

          • Ale Cole

            Yeah, it seems the case. What about her lil sis being the witch, wouldn’t Lucia (as Sir. Pine) be a link for normal people and witches?

      • Tian

        I don’t know what you guys think about, but i think the symptomps is either Boubonic Pleague or Black Death, maybe small chance of Ebola but not sure on that one.

        We shall see…

    • Or maybe Nana will get an evolution of power…

  • Aldrich Castillo

    Can anyone tell me what chapter the bio-wep was mentioned? … I might have skimmed over it…

    • Kuq Ku

      It would be in reference too Lily who has microbial control powers, 205 is when her powers were identified more clearly, its a scary ability, really a very scary power, she could be the ultimate wet dream for antivaxxers lol, but on the flip side, imagine her using it for ebil purposes, much like any witch really, the potential for an opposing effect is just as viable.

      Lets make Ebola more effective, Lets amp up aids, its area of effect from her might be limited, but still the terrifying consequences of such an ability makes the Churches stance against witch a valid reason for fear.

      • Aeval

        aldrich might be asking about those new poison pills from the church 😛
        not sure which chapter that was in though

        • Kuq Ku

          Then it might be chapter 123 when Roland meets the Priest, Im not sure if Garcia using it was before or after

    • Saitama Bro

      it was when the pope and the bishop were talking underground

    • Bystanding

      At the end of chapter 179, they mentioned it as poison.

  • Yukino o

    This might be an opportunity for Roland. They have witch power for curing and one that have potential for creating medicine. If word spread out that the bordertown can cure the diseases, people who contact the plague would flood the west like crazy, gaining tons of human resources in the process. It could also be use as a chance for marketing the witch as good people.

  • Wrandral

    Lilly your time to shine even more is coming

  • Gatsby Francisco

    The church has become super scum they are even using poison now!

    • megaply

      it’s more like bio-weapon.

  • VerneJules

    [Teaser] Finally some news of the Church’s bioweapon? Hopefully, Theo could grasp the information that this plague was caused by the Church.