RW Chapter 107

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Chapter 107 Asking for his intention

After dinner Roland returned to his office to continue to copy down all the primary mathematical knowledge from his mind onto paper.

He wasn’t gifted with an extraordinarily retentive memory, and also not to forget that his memory would decline over time. Because of his former job, he had often used mathematical and physical knowledge to get the job done. But his knowledge about other subjects such as History, Geography, Biology, Chemistry and the other classes, had in the years degraded back to entry level. Therefore, even if it was a little early, he still wanted to write down all of his knowledge, so that other people could at least learn from it.

Each time when he filled up a piece of paper, he gave the letter to Scroll, letting her read it. As long as she saw the content, it was equivalent to permanently preserving his work. Unfortunately, Scroll’s ability was only being able to remember everything, even with all the content it didn’t mean she was able to self-teach herself high school mathematics knowledge. So whenever Roland had time, he would explain to her the knowledge she had previously read.

Of course, with regards to lecturing others, Roland liked it very much and thought that it was an interesting job. Especially when he at first saw the confused look on Scroll’s face, then when her expression would turn into one of concentration only to suddenly turn into a look filled with realization. Whenever he saw this look he would feel a sense of accomplishment. However, Roland clearly knew that it also had to do with the target of his lessons.

Although Scroll was already nearing the age of forty, but the aging of her face had been greatly slowed by her magic. The skin on her cheeks was still tight and had a healthy touch of red, her hair was tied behind her head, giving her a mature and capable look. The tiny crow’s feet in the corner of her eyes didn’t damage her overall aesthetic appearance, instead, it brought out the impression of someone with a stable temperament. If she were to be placed in a movie, she would definitely give off the impression of an elegant and versatile teacher. Now, when he was able to stun this “teacher” with his knowledge, the sense of contrast felt quite good.

Roland was silently asked himself, in the end, what is magic in this world?

Magic is everywhere, whether one is in the depths of the Northern Slope Mine or in the Impassable Mountain Range. In the barbarian wasteland west of us or in the east within the Sea Wind Region. A witch would always be able to cast her incredible magic. If I look at the magic to be the same as energy, then the witches are the same as an electrical instrument. But the magic power obviously has many more possibilities to offer than electricity would have, it was more like it was the “origin” of all energies.

For example, Wendy had said that Cara was able to summon four different kinds of magical snakes, namely: death, pain, petrification, and nothingness. Each of them had a different kind of venom. Another example was Nightingale, her ability to enter into the fog would almost distort space.

The witches’ magical abilities varied so much, that other than being related to the origin of the world, Roland couldn’t think of any description more appropriate.

To give a definition of the origin, someone has to look at the universe and its rules. In my former world, Einstein determined the four fundamental forces of the universe and put them into a theoretical framework, the so-called grand unified theory. In other words, what he did was to find the origin of the universe. In case someone found the rule to the universe, could this rule then be applied in every universe?

Coming to this point, Roland couldn’t help himself from questioning, if he returned to his former world, would there also be the same power, yet, because they had no witches who could access this power, the power got just ignored by the people?

No matter what, at the moment Roland could only think about it. After all, with the current level of technology, he couldn’t analyze this power closer.

So promoting the industrial revolution and promoting the standard of civilization, was the most important work for him.

Maybe one day, the power could not only be used by the witches with their direct access to the origin – converting it into a kind of energy, that could be used for a variety kind of effects at the same time, just thinking about it made him feel totally excited.

“Your Royal Highness? When Scroll saw the Prince lost in thoughts with an intoxicated look on his face, she couldn’t stop herself from speaking out.

“Well,” Roland said, slowly coming back from his thoughts, after embarrassingly coughing twice he glanced at the burning candle and told her, “That was enough for today, come back tomorrow.”

“Yes, Your Highness,” Scroll bowed once, but when she was already on her way leaving the room, she unknowingly slowed her pace.

When Roland even after half a minute didn’t hear the closing sound of the door, he raised his head in confusion. Seeing that the other one was still standing in the doorway he asked. “Was there anything else?”

“Your Highness…” Scroll hesitated for a moment but then she said. “I want to ask you a question.”

“Ask freely.” Roland nodded and put his quill down and instead raised his cup and drank some tea. There was really no problem with the witches, that was, if someone searched for it, someone could point out that they weren’t confident enough. They were just the same as rabbits, slowly sticking their heads out of their hole, always ready to flee back into it even if the grass was only moved by the wind. It would be better if they weren’t any longer so afraid and would act more freely.

Roland’s estimation was that her question, would be the usual kind of, why are you willing to host us? Aren’t you afraid of the threat by the church and the likes? Nightingale and Wendy had asked him this kind of question so many times, that he couldn’t count it any longer. But since Scroll was in such an earnest mood, he naturally had to give her a seriously answer. So that they could experience his honest comrade like treatment, giving them the feeling of being surrounded by a warm spring breeze.

“Is it… possible that you would ever marry a witch?”

“Pfft,” Roland nearly sprayed the tea out of his mouth. “Uh, why would you ask that?”

“I…” Scroll opened her mouth, but in the end, she was still unable to answer him.

To marry a witch? When thinking about this question, the first person appearing within his mind was Anna. From the time he met her in the cage, and he saw her pair of lake like blue eyes, she had left a deep impression on his heart. Before their awakening, witches are just ordinary human women, but afterwards, their ability made them superior. And the same could be said about the appearance of their body, both were superior to that of an ordinary woman. If he were to place them in modern society, they would definitely become the focus of everyone’s attention. So, is there any reason why I should hesitate? That not being the case –

He looked at Scroll and replied with a smile: “Why would I not?”

*

On the way back to her room, Wendy rubbed her sore shoulders.

My chest is just too big, it’s causing nothing but trouble. Especially when I have to stay on the roof of my small sheet on Little Town. I have to raise my hands when I summon the wind, but when I do, I also have to bend backward, if not I will lose my balance.

Compared to the first test trial, Little Town had gotten a number of improvements. For example, she had gotten a simple shed at her workplace, both to block the wind and rain, but also to avoid the sun’s exposure. Another improvement was the tree bark which was now fastened around the hull, it was used to reduce the incoming collision force when landing at port. Also, both sides of the ship were now equipped with two cement blocks, to make things easy for fastening the ship with hemp rope.

And after nearly a month of training, her ability to control the wind had gotten substantial better. Now, regardless if the ship was stable or not, she could always control the degree of the wind, letting it blow fast or slow. She had also learned to use the already existing wind to adjust her own magic consumption, so that in the end she would be able to summon her wind for a longer period of time.

Nightingale who came home before Wendy had already finished her bathing and was now sitting in pajamas on the bedside waiting for Wendy’s return.

But when Wendy saw her, there seemed to be something strange, Nightingale had an irrepressible smile on her face

“What kind of good thing happened to you?” Wendy asked. But the later shook her head without saying anything, with only her smile growing even deeper.

Wendy curled her lips, after their talk some nights ago, Nightingale’s mood wasn’t very good, but after the creation of the new card game it had somewhat improved again. But today, how was it that she was full of smiles? Where had the expressionless Shadow Killer from Silver City gone?

Without getting an answer, Wendy took off her clothes and stepped into the bucket filled with hot water. Most probably, she had won a good card today.

TN: Today we learned three things

  1. The card game is the excuse for everything
  2. Nightingale is the ultimate stalker
  3. It’s time for Roland to introduce modern underwear like any other good MC

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  • D Evans

    Just wow didn’t think Wendy was so top heavy she couldn’t lift her hands above her shoulder without losing her balance,and can’t wait to see the girls reaction when he gives them modern under game ts and the men’s reactions as well

  • ambi

    Thanks for the chapter Roxerer, Jatz, and Di Lac N.! Uh oh. Will Nightingale and Anna have to duke it out in the future?

  • Psychronia

    Roland is undaunted! Nightingale has butterflies! Greatness all around!

    Haha, to be honest, the first scene that popped into my mind after learning about witch infertility was Roland abruptly deciding to adopt a child character as his heir.
    Everyone wonders what he’s thinking and he naturally replies “Witches can’t have children, right?”

  • Fuannai

    Thanks for the chapter!

    So is the witch in the cover photo Wendy?

  • phyrigia

    Thank you! I just hope that anna & nightingale wont go as far as fighting each other for roland. And goes to bad side like siding with church.

  • Oak

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Layger

    Thanks for the chapter. Gracias

  • Midnight2630

    Vote for Nightingale

  • Danis

    Thanks for the chapter 😀

  • FanChan

    Spoiler

    he turns into a fire breathing dragon god of lighting that loves to breed with witches

    • I luv manga

      Natsu?! Natsu finally gets his harem?

  • Cristian N. Hernández

    Nightingale…. <3

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • MangoGuy

    I wonder if this will turn into a harem…

    • watchin

      Some guy said it just recently got the harem tag so it looks like it

    • nirleka

      Some flags is raised on Anna and Nightingale and i really hope Roland don’t disappoint them and make her his concubine.

      As far as the author described Roland’s characteristics, he is not typical shy and no balls japanese protagonist. I think he is a so workaholic toward his goal that make him passive to get close with the girl. Too many works so little time lol. But, if the girl approach first, he will not reject her.

      • MangoGuy

        who knows? In the end,he has been influenced by modern culture and he may shy away from polygamy

  • Weedisdaboss

    “It’s time for Roland to introduce modern underwear like any other good MC”

    Is that a Spoiler?? 🙂 but you are right poor Wendy and her super big Friends!!

    • disqusit

      Probably just a TN’s (and many reader’s) fantasy.

    • Roxerer

      Should I delete the Chapter now? 😉
      As far as I know it isn’t a spoiler, but I’m only at Chapter 111 myself. So if he later invents it I’m very sorry.

      • watchin

        Haha look at you breaking your own rules. And to think I was rebelling just a couple of days ago. Welcome to the club pal!

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • Wazzurai
  • NaoSou

    Thanks!

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • watchin

    I think all their abilities can evolve over time like anna’s if they received enough happiness and affection maybe?

    • nirleka

      I think it depent on the witch’s knowledge and necessity. As example, Anna is being taught by Roland lots of scientific knowledge and always using her best to complete Roland request. Maybe, by learning more elaborate physics theory & have good work ethos, the witch can extending their magic?

      • Arashi Darkness

        yup,by having more knowledge in Their forte,they ability will evolve

  • Solid Snake

    i get the feeling that the card could sell well in the market… since its a rare artwork, and you can use it to play games

    • mllhild

      Only for nobility right now. Paper is expensive and parchment even more. Actually I have no idea how they are making paper without machines since you need to grind down the wood a lot. Maybe they are using a watermill or windmill for it.

      • Exp

        It could be made of cloth or animal hides, though I would assume it could be made even without machining, since China had paper even around the B.C. era and Asia was one of the later areas to have machines, did they ever develop wind or water mills?

      • daimaou broww-sama

        she can put it on any surface so the could be playing with thin wooden plates. Or use old paper that isn’t useful anymore and paint the cards on that

        • Wrandral

          I guess they could use lacquered wood as cards to start with if paper is too much of an issue

  • Pastare

    I wonder if scroll will evolve her ability to influence other’s memory, like refresh it. This would help the MC quite a bit ^^.

    • Solid Snake

      she will have copy sharingan ability

    • Raufgar

      Refresh, or copy…

    • Michael Twitsucks

      Makes you wonder: can Nana affect mental disease and mental status? For instance, if Roland was fatigued, could she heal him? If he had Alzheimer’s, could she restore his mind?

      That’s one thing that’s always bothered me about magical/superpower healing. If you can heal mental state problems, you’re effectively changing the chemical and neurological make-up and state of someone’s brain. While it’s done for a positive reason to help people… there’s a very, very blurred line between that and crossing into mind manipulation/control (for instance, someone with a mental disorder that is high functioning could be RADICALLY changed in personality if you could heal it – not much change medically, but a night and day difference personally). Doesn’t mean it’s possible, but in concept, the two are not all that different.

      • Joni Mysterius
      • mllhild

        A question before this. Can Nana heal deseases? Since she does not heal by reinforcing the persons own healing power, instead she does reconstruct it.

        And point 2. Does her ability work on herself?

        • Pastare

          I think she can only affect flesh wounds, we only saw her doing that. I’m curious if it works on herself yeah… This is something I have been thinking about for a while.

        • akbarsanjaya

          Disease are caused by virus… she cant kill virus

        • Dramen

          that’d be quite hard to say since depending on the injury with the witches’ superhuman enhanced bodies minor injuries may heal quickly so she’d have to take a slightly more serious injury than cuts and bruises to see a difference though this all just assuming witches’ have the bodies of supersoldiers

      • daimaou broww-sama

        it depends do you see autism as a disease or more as a somewhat different species (I have autism FYI) think of it in this way there is no problem with being introvert and extrovert and some mental diseases give you one of the two. So that should technically not be healed. If you are high functioning then you don’t have a disease in my opinion your brain is just build differently. Alzheimer’s on the other hand is a disease you get later on in life that destroys part of you brain which should technically be healed. What I mean is every mental disease or handicap can probably not be healed since it is there in your DNA and you’ve had it since birth (people may not always notice) while a disease that destroys part of you or changes it should be possible to heal. At least this is the way I always looked at it.

      • Kuq Ku

        The really interesting thing is, if you asked a Dr how to kill a person, he would know very easily the best way to do it using multiple methods. Healing has a flip side, one that is just as Dangerous as it is Beneficial, you could say that Being a Dr is learning how not to kill someone.

        When I see someone like Nana, it is easy to recognize that the same ability used to mend flesh, can also rend it easily. I think being able to manipulate a persons inner psyche is certainly possible with Nanas ability, we have seen how drugs can affect various things in the human mind which is still a mystery to modern medicine, would Nana be able to tweak such things to control the outcome? Im not sure, we dont know her full potential as yet.

        If we found another witch with the ability like Charles Xavier from the Xmen, I doubt she would be in need of saving, it might be the reverse, which brings me onto another topic, since the Xmen were also a tool used against other super beings, when will these witches be used in this way? its inevitable, because surely, the prince isnt the only one to have an army of witches. I do understand that the Church would prevent such things happening, as the witch hunts are effective in driving them into hiding, but that isnt to say that there arent more out there who are of the same mindset regarding witches as the prince, some that dabble in illegal activities for example, the church, and other countries.

        If the Prince were to take a Witch as a bride, would he not invoke the wrath of all those allied with the Church? he might have the beginnings of a modern industrial revolution in the making, and managed to fend off the Demon beasts, but humans as a collective are an entirely different kind of monster, one that uses any method necessary to achieve their goals, take the Church for example, they were willing to let their city fall so that the demon beasts could kill off a large chunk of defensive support their “Allies” had.

        When you are up against such a thinking conniving sly despicable manipulative and deadly formidable force that is humanity, how would he be able to navigate this pool of blood thirsty sharks? it was pure luck that stalking horse Nightingale was lurking around there at the right time, had she not, the outcome would have been fatal for those at Border Town. He might be a smart man, but he has been relying on himself more than anyone to figure out what needs to be done, he may have delegated various duties but ultimately he is the one that is driving the truck.

        He needs more talented people both witch or other and normal, he needs to search for them far and wide, there is only so much he can get from those locally, there is only so much he can do as well, there is a limit for what he is capable of doing.

        • clau clau

          remember MC it against of the Church and his people

  • Solid Snake

    scroll the walking library