RW Chapter 217

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Chapter 217 The cause of the disease

Roland and the witches had finished, but just as he decided to return to his room and take an afternoon nap, Carter stormed into the dining hall.

 

“Your Royal Highness, the ships transporting the Eastern Region refugees from King’s City just arrived at the pier!”

 

“So fast?” It seems that Theo’s work efficiency is quite high, Roland thought, pleased, as a man who has relations to the black and white side of the society, his time serving in the patrol wasn’t wasted. However, when he looked at his sweating Chief Knight and saw his pressed brows, Roland immediately felt that there was something wrong.

 

“What happened?”

 

“The people on board have caught a strange disease,” Carter described the patient’s characteristics quickly. “At first, it was only a few individuals, but by now the disease has spread over two to three ships, even the soldiers of the First Army have been infected!”

 

An illness which causes black spots all over the body, which also spreads on contact? This sounds very similar to a plague, similar to the famous Black Death. However, the bubonic plague bacillus didn’t change the color of the infected’s blood, not to mention making their skin break apart.

 

Roland wrinkled his brow.

 

His first thought was Lily, but they had not fully grasped the scope of her new ability yet and making her handle an infectious diseases which had never been heard of before would be very dangerous. If she were unable to cure them, it would be quite probable that she would also get infected. So he had to make his decision very carefully, but according to Carter’s description, it seemed that these people couldn’t hold out for much longer.

 

In any case, at least I have to first blockade the area.

 

Thinking up to here, Roland ordered Carter, “Go and send out the First Army; they should set up a restricted area outside of the pier, forbidding anybody from entering or leaving it. Additional tell them: Miss Nana and I are also already on the way.”

 

“Yes!”

 

“Is it going to be very difficult?” Nightingale asked.

 

“That’s still unclear, everything depends on Lily’s ability,” he said. “Call all of the members of the Witch Union, there will be no afternoon naps today.”

 

 

Through the whole journey to the pier, Roland thought about how to verify the effectiveness of Lily’s ability while keeping her isolated from the patients.

 

Fortunately, her ability to protect freshness belonged to the summoning category, with a range of five meters like that of many other witches, it allowed her to use and efficiently control her ability over a distance without the need of actually touching the target.

 

Thus he brought two carpenters along, and with the help of Anna they quickly built a rectangle box. The room was split in the middle, and it was possible to see the opposite side through a window embedded within the barrier. Within the lower half of the wall two symmetrical holes were cut, on top of which Soraya had painted a flexible curtain, so that when Lily stretched her hands through the hole, the coating would tightly wrap around her hands. Furthermore, the soft sky colored curtain would also cut off the air circulation between the two rooms. With this, as long as she later washed her hands with alcohol, all possibility of being infected should be eliminated.

 

During all this, it were still the 100 soldiers of the First Army who maintained the order on top of the ships. That they were still able to uphold discipline wasn’t due to their strong willpower, but because most of them believed that the angelic Miss Nana would certainly let them recover like she always had.

 

As soon as the box was prepared, one of the soldiers who had shown the black spots but could still walk was selected.

 

According to instructions he entered the room and stood still, Lily then stretched out her hands through the barrier, and made full use of her ability. At the same time, Roland stood beside her and observed the soldier’s situation through the window.

 

The magic power took effect silently, and when the little girl nodded, giving Roland the signal that she was done, he opened his mouth and asked, “How do you feel now?

 

“Your Highness?” When the soldier heard Roland’s voice, he excitedly raised his hand to salute, then froze on the spot, “Hey, I feel like my strength has been restored. Oh my God! Your Highness, I already feel much better now!”

 

Roland also saw that the dark spots on the soldier’s hand were rapidly fading; this definitely isn’t a plague symptom. If I remember it correctly, the soldier’s black spots should have come from a complicated sepsis and a high degree of cyanosis. Even after killing the bubonic plague bacillus, these spots should have taken a long time before they faded away. After all, Lily doesn’t possess the ability to heal.

 

However, her new ability had an effect on the unknown infection, which made Roland feel a little relieved.

 

“Once you have fully recovered, go and call for the other soldiers to come in. Let the next ten people enter, whether they show symptoms or not, they all have to come here for treatment.”

 

“Yes! Your Highness,” the soldier shouted, paused for a moment, then saluted again. “Thank you, Miss Nana.”

 

“It wasn’t Miss Nana, this time the one who saved your life was Miss Lily,” Roland corrected him laughingly, “Only in the case of the illness already advancing so far that the skin has broken open, will you need Miss Nana to heal you.”

 

“Yes… well,” he touched his head. “Thank you, Miss Lily.”

 

By the time when the soldier had left, Lily glanced at the Prince, “I didn’t mind that he thought it had been Nana, I do not need to be thanked.”

 

Well, if that’s case, why would you suddenly stand up so straight? When Roland looked at her and saw her swing her two ponytails, he couldn’t stop himself from rubbing her head, to which the other side unexpectedly didn’t show any sign of protest, but stifled a hum.

 

Since this wasn’t a plague, in the end, what is the cause of this disease? The moment he left the box, Nightingale appeared at his side and leaned over. “Your Royal Highness, I have just seen a strange phenomenon, the blood flowing out of their wounds… it contains signs of magic.”

 

“What?” Roland stopped shocked.

 

“Within the fog, it seems like I’m looking at the stars in the night,” Nightingale explained, “Until now, I’ve never seen such a tiny magic glow.”

 

This came unexpected.  But as long as something involves magic it has to be closely followed up, not because of the witches, but because it means that the Church could likely be involved. Now, I’m at least sure of one thing; this disease wasn’t caused by a natural bacteria or virus.

 

“I got it!” After thinking for a moment, the Prince continued, “Since it is like this, I have to get some drops of blood to observe.”

 

“No, you may get infected!” Nightingale interrupted nervously.

 

“Rest assured,” Roland smiled at her, “Lily’s new ability has completely restrained the disease.”

 

The blood samples had been taken from a coma patient, then he covered the glass slide with the blood and placed it on the stage, afterward adjusting the distance. When the scene through the lens gradually became apparent, he thought in case the symptoms were caused by something with only the size of a bacteria it may be that he couldn’t see anything. But when the object came into focus, Roland could hardly believe his eyes.

 

Within the narrow line of sight, he saw a number of fat bugs with tentacles slowly moving through the blood, from time to time, they were spraying out some sort of mucus from their rear, which resembled thin hairs. Their size was nearly of the same dimension as single-celled algae, but just like Lily’s mothers, their body wasn’t transparent, making it difficult to distinguish between whether it belongs to a single-celled organism or not.

 

Fortunately, the magical glow of the bugs didn’t affect the ability of the little girl, letting her mother’s playing their role. When a copy was mixed into a sample of blood, it would even give priority to attacking those strange insects, and turn them into one of their own kind.

 

When all the soldiers of the First Army had been healed, to avoid any accidents, Roland ordered that all the fugitives when stepping into the box should wear a hood and would be led by the soldiers to help them enter. At the same time, another box was also set up, which was mainly there for Nana to treat the seriously ill patients with the open wounds.

 

The treatment continued from noon until evening, and when the more than five hundred people from the ten ships had fully recovered, the crowd burst into cheers. Many people kneeled on the ground, shouting one wave of “Long live His Highness” after the next, unable to quieten down for a long time.

 

“You don’t seem to be happy?” The Nightingale winked at him.

 

“The one who cured the disease wasn’t me, but Lily and Nana, who are witches,” Roland shook his head. “They should be the ones to whom they cheer for.”

 

Having said that, he, of course, knew that it wouldn’t be wise to tell it to those who haven’t fully accepted the witches. So he just sighed softly and hoped that one day witches could also come up to stand on stage.

 

It seemed that Nightingale could understand the thought within Roland’s heart, she generously patted his shoulder and said, “It is unlikely that anyone cares about it, you have already done enough. Besides, the day will come sooner or later, won’t it?” She paused for a moment “Well, there’s a good news that I forgot to tell you.”

 

“Which one?”

 

“There might soon be another member added to the Witch Union,” Nightingale revealed with a grin.


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  • JinVodka (*´﹃`*)

    ._∧_∧__ THANKS FOR THE CHAPTER!!
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    ..し―J oh oh Hail His HIGHNESS!!!! Don't demerit yourself Ronald because your the reason that this is possible… But it also nice for the Witch to have recognition

  • esya

    Haha i dont know the girls have afternoon naps.

  • the evil one

    hmm? what happen here?

  • ambi

    Thanks for the chapter Roxerer, KitKat, Paul B, and Anonymous! Wonder who the new witch is and what her power is.

  • Jo Ha

    It’s confirmed that Lily is a Tsundere. Her dere already shown XD

  • Oak

    Thanks for the chapter

  • LushWF

    Thank you for your work!

  • Danis

    Fock Church !!!
    Thanks for the Chapter 😀

  • Xegqu

    Thanks for the chapter.

  • Kuq Ku

    No Mercy to the Church, show no mercy, crush them Roland go to the capital and purge all those bastards! Destroy their churches destroy their Priests and Soldiers and blame it all on Timothy!!!!

    They have done something unpardonable, committing one atrocity after another, their existence is an eyesore, destroy them, Go to the capital and Jihad those Motherfuckers! they have the cure now, can give it to those infected in the City, now spread a rumor that the Church created this, so the people can rise up and crush them Les Miserables their ass with revolution! and say that Timothy allowed it to happen!

    I doubt Roland would do that though, it would cause a great deal more death if he incited weakened people to rebel 🙁 But gdamn! PUNISH THOSE BASTARDS PLEASE! and I dont think he would risk any witches by going to the Capital, but seriously, if Roland intends to be King how could he not do something about it? these will be his future subjects, what will he Lord over but a sea of corpses 🙁

    • Danis

      Fock Church !!!

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much!!!

  • Kuq Ku

    We are the … ZergBorg… You will be assimilated, resistance is futile, All hail Lily the ZergBorg Queen!

  • Nantoka

    Thanks for the chapter :3

  • Neko

    Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

  • Grey Human

    LILY DID SHINE ALLRIGHT ! wonder what Lucia(the new witch) ability are.

  • Grey Human

    Thank you for the chapter.

  • Yay, another person for the harem — cough, I mean Union. 😋

  • Cristian N. Hernández

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Puru.The.Great

    Thanks for the super donations and superfast translation!
    I really can’t thank enough. 6 more months n I’ll be able to donate. I’ll be finishing my engineering by then.

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter! New witch! Yay!

  • NaoSou

    Thanks!

  • MangoGuy

    sh*t..I hate the church now..like completely~~ However. one thing is confirmed..Roland was not an engineer. At least not mechanical. Which mechanical engineer knows the terms “complicated sepsis and a high degree of cyanosis.” NONE!! If there are any engineers here who say otherwise, welcome to Who Wants To Be A Millionaire!!

    • Deman Blood

      Other has commented that Roland ran the entire Harvard.

      • MangoGuy

        running harvard will still not be enough,I dare say!!

      • megaply

        Roland brain just link to google.

    • Nnelg

      Electrical Engineer here. Those two terms are somewhat familiar to me; I think sepsis has to do with the breakdown of cells, while cyanosis would have to be the source of discoloration. (After googling, it turns out that I was wrong about sepsis, but right about cyanosis.)

      Anyways, his conclusion that the visible signs of infection shouldn’t disappear instantly was one that seemed obvious to me as well. The majority of symptoms occur because of chemicals (produced by the pathogen, the autoimmune system, or malfunctioning organs) that affect bodily functions or are pigments… The only exception I can think of is necrosis.

      My point is that even if the pathogen is magically removed, the actual disease remains until (unless) the body can heal the damage.

      • MangoGuy

        I am not talking about basic knowledge…I am talking about the amount of knowledge he has regarding such an offbeat biologial thingy that was most definitely not prevalent during his earth days and he must have only read about it at most lie 10 years ago!!

        • Stupidity

          a computer science (programming major) dropout here… and i actually know about what roland is talking about perfectly… is that weird?

          • Diggydawg

            Not at all, modern day humans tend to pick up knowledge from everywhere… just watch a few seasons of House M.D. or Law & Order and you’ll be picking up superfluous knowledge in no time 🙂

        • Aurega

          You underestimate the amount of time engineering/compsci majors spend reading random stuff on wikipedia. I’m also an computer hardware engineer and I knew what those phrases were from my student days.

  • Puru.The.Great

    oh damn!
    Someone rich please donate!
    It’s getting awesome!

    • alxndrmd

      You know you can donate even $1 and it is going to help to reach the goal

      • Bobby Wibowo

        Maybe he couldn’t even donate $1 for some reason, lol. Not more than 2 years ago, I couldn’t make any international payment due to lack of debit card to verify PayPal account (a lot of other technical issue as well). Even now I’m storing money I received online on my friend’s PayPal account which is based on another country than mine. Due to that I still had to ask him to manually make the donation so it’s not very practical even now.

        • alxndrmd

          Yeah, I know. I just got triggered by “Someone rich please donate!”

          • Bobby Wibowo

            Ah, I see. I wasn’t really bothered with that phrase since back then I used to say that once in a while. I mean, I couldn’t ask poor people to donate, lmao. But I get your point.

        • Puru.The.Great

          I don’t have an International Debit Card. I mean, mine is only valid inside my country, though it’s a Visa. I’m not eligible to purchase a Credit Card either. Will have to ask my parents to share me their card details to operate online overseas payments. We need to pay some extra percentage for foreign exchange currency rates here. So its difficult on many points. Biggest being I’ll be using my parents money.

    • crashwiz

      lol. i hope mine went through. used paypal. international payment can be an ass in my country….
      thanks for the chapter!!
      that nightingale grin …loll

    • 『Kumagawa Misogi』

      So are they accepting bitcoin

  • Deman Bloodx

    Ah, with the microscope and Miss Lily, this plague is nothing.

    • Bobby Wibowo

      Well, we can’t really expect the Church to be able to come up with something that is simply too hard to handle for Roland due to his multiple era advantages.

      • Deman Blood

        By the way, I posted my comment before the chapter was released:-) Behold my psychic power!

  • Watern

    Ahhh i want more :3 thank you btw

  • Kik Heirtothestar

    Somehow I’m not surprised if Roland haven’t thought about diseases those come with refugees, since in the beginning he is quite lacking in medicinal knowledge…Though some good hygienes have been mentioned so far, like “don’t pick food up from the ground to eat”, “boil water before drink”.

    • Bobby Wibowo

      Obvious diseases should have been cured by Nana at least. It was mentioned that she was added to deal with those with open wounds, but she must have cured those with fever and all that stuff anyway.

      Edit: Hmm, never mind, your comment was during the teaser.

  • Psychronia

    A plague? As if Roland wouldn’t have prepared for it to some degree.

    It’s Roland time!

    • Kwatro

      You remind of Cilan from Pokemon BW

  • Jendra Lega Utama

    Waiting is torment me……

    • Herloct

      well, reading raw using mtl would torment you more 😀

  • Jo Ha

    From the description, those were very similar to “Black Fever” caused by protozoa but there slight differences regarding their blood became black or dark. Also they are very contagious. There probably the same one but these might be the mutated version just like witch.
    I believe, the evolved power of Lily would shine from this.

  • Angel

    it’s looks like the new Evolved with her new ability to control microorganism witch will have a way to cure them 😀

  • VerneJules

    As I thought, this seems to be a microorganism version of the God’s Punishment Army. And since they’re passed through the human body through some sort of contact (not sure if it’s airborne) like a virus, the effects similar to the pills or failed Punishment Army are showing in combination with virus’s symptoms of black spots. Is anyone familiar with this specific symptom?

    However, I’m not so sure about the authenticity of this Holy Elixir. If the Church really had this, they wouldn’t have so many failures of Punishment Army (unless the failure was simply due to wrong blood type). At the same time if they don’t have this, how would they be able to contain the disease then?

    Fortunately, we’ve known that only Lily’s “mothers” are the only ones affected by the God’s Stone of Retaliation. So even if the disease is imbued by the GSOR, it won’t be immune to the “children”. Lily’s cure will work 🙂

    • Kuq Ku

      I want to see Lilys Killer cells nuke those nasty germs! I wonder if Soraya could animate her pictures so witches could see a visual aid for Rolands teaching guides. it might make it easier for them to understand.

    • Leon Kam

      i more curious just where did the church use to experiment the plague, they wont sacrifice their army so they should hv use some outskirt village to test it to determine the effectiveness…

      • VerneJules

        They have many of those. The Church’s territory is huge, they should have villages outside the New Holy City. Or they could easily do the experiments on their “livestock” of potential witches.

        The question would be how they could develop a Holy Elixir. I doubt they know so much as the existence of microorganism. My speculation on how they developed it is that they mixed the demonic beast blood with the blood of a person infected with contagious disease and the disease evolved by itself.

        • mllhild

          The Holy elexir will probably be like the pills, a temporary sintomatic treatment. Later you have to keep taking it and so the Church can force the dependents to do their bidding.

  • J.N

    Time for Nana to evolve!

  • Kuq Ku

    Could this be Rolands first defeat? I hope Lily can cope with this her and Nana are team Medic! theyre the CDC!! or the WCDC!

    Get out the Bug spray and kill dem fleas! or mosquito or however that thing is spread! Time for preventative medicine. HAND WASHING < Promotion of good hygiene, Water treatment facility!, Sewage system!, preservation of water and food resources dont shit in the water you drink ok!!! healthy eating and exercise! (exercise shouldnt be hard considering theyre mostly manual laborers)

  • Ancitif

    SAVE THAT CHILD SHE MUST BE PROTECTED

    • mllhild

      Loli protection service is on the way!

      • Loli Protection Service

        Did someone call us?

  • Jendra Lega Utama

    Yeah i think this’s same with black death “the grim reaper” that kill more than 200 millions people in europe in 14th century

    • megaply

      ฺBut black death didn’t turn blood from red to black. However, the author should have the idea from the black death.

      • mllhild

        The blood changing collor means maybe that demonic beasts are part of the original ingreadient or at least related

  • Pandora’s Actor

    black death?

    • jshn

      The Pest

      • the High lord

        its the spanish flu

        kill`s half the world population

        • Danis

          Pig flu !!!

  • Aldrich Castillo

    Hmmm…. If the disease is related to the mana like what happens to the demon’s bite, will lily’s ability work?

    • Raufgar

      I highly doubt it, since only witches have mana, the general populace shouldn’t be affected by mana-related symptoms, nor is it contagious. However, it might be witch-made, like Lily’s ability.

      • Aldrich Castillo

        Doubt it’s witch made… Probably witch related thou, like their zombie punishment army

        • Raufgar

          Looks like it is some type of mana-bug, something like Lily’s Mothers. Sounds like church-related, just as you said.

        • Gege

          I think it was made by the church to weaken other country/kingdom. The church want to unify all area under themselves.

          • Dritch

            Yes, but we were talking about how they made it, like what the church used to make it. Example like how the church punishment zombie army is made from witch blood and blasphemy protection stones, therefore is witch related

            • Gege

              Chapter 179. The church is the culprit,near the end of that chapter.

              • Dritch

                Im not sure we’re having the same conversation =_=

                • Gege

                  Im just responding your doubt of witch made. So Im guessing the church made those with witch blood as the material.

              • Dritch

                We know it’s the church, what we were debating was how, like if they used a witch’s ability, or if they used a part of a witch to make the plague

  • put1996

    Time to convert peoplw to the Emperor Truth!