RW Chapter 141

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Chapter 141
Chapter 141 Kisses

 

Later that evening, Roland sat in his office and began to think about new equipment.

The fact that the Church’s pills had also appeared in the Port of Clearwater brought him a strong sense of crisis. He could even feel his scalp tingling all the time, regardless if it was the fact that the Church was supporting both him and Garcia in their fight for the throne, or the thought of Garcia’s thousands of additional men she got from her alliance.

Thinking of the thousands of soldiers who are wrapped in iron armor and able to run at speeds equal to a full-on cavalry charge, it was hard not to become overwhelmed by such an image. Stopping such a massive charge with his thin rows of gunners would be a tough task for him. As soon as one person was able to reach his ranks, his First Army would come to receive heavy losses.

Fortunately, this pill didn’t make someone immune to injuries, even with the medication the consumer’s body was still made of flesh and blood.

He had to create weapons that had a higher firing rate and precision, which would also be able to fire over a longer distance.

But without mercury fulminate as the primer, Roland had to find another way to bypass this hurdle, and until then he had to produce some alternative equipment to deal with any possible crises.

And with Anna’s new ability he had the confidence in achieving this. Now as long as he could draw the design, Anna would be able to process the object he wanted to create accurately. But also, her efficiency has reached an extraordinary level compared with all the prior tasks where the blacksmith had to create each part of the flintlock carefully; she could now stack several pieces together and form and cut them all at the same time.

With a universal education system and a unified measuring system, he had prepared all the steps he needed for starting a large-scale industrialized production work. But that doesn’t mean that he can take a shortcut each time he comes across one. Anna’s new capacity was simply a treasure house; carrying an endless potential with it that he could tap into. Every afternoon Roland was now at the testing area at the North Slope Mountain, studying and exploring together with Anna on the usage of her new ability. And in case he didn’t have any time to spare, he would let her practice her control by carving some small items such as little witch dolls.

However, at the moment, it seemed that her carving skill was still at the stage of immaturity, but Roland believed firmly that one day his whole bookcase would be filled with colorful witch dolls… probably, right?

He picked up a steel ruler and placed it on the parchment, using it to draw two straight lines, at this moment he heard someone knocking at his door.

As long as a guard didn’t shoot some information, then nine out of ten times it was a witch at his door. At this moment, most of the witches were in the living room on the first floor, undergoing Scroll’s writing and reading lessons. So, the person at the door could only be someone who didn’t have to participate in primary teaching, and there was only one witch who didn’t need them.

“Come in.”

Sure, enough, when the door was opened, Anna came stepping into the room.

She gently closed the door and then went to Roland’s side at the table, holding the phantom image of a book in her arms.

Since the beginning of the lessons he could daily see her with a copy of his book, he had to say, even though Anna wasn’t very talkative, her popularity within the group of witches was unexpectedly good. Thinking about the past, it was the same with Nana, who was attached to her like she was her tail. Perhaps she was born with a natural charm to attract other witches?

“How can I help you?”

“Well,” she nodded in greeting and then laid the book she was holding open in front of Roland. “Here… you said that everything in the world was made up of tiny balls, which are all different from one another, but later on you also wrote that they could be turned into… waves?”

“What are waves? Anna asked.

“When you throw a stone into the water, the rising ripples are waves,” the Prince coughed twice, “This is just a concept, but this good enough, you don’t need to get to the bottom of it.”

“Why?”

Because I don’t know it myself, Roland cried out silently; Quantum mechanics is a mysterious and unexplored subject, and as long as I don’t know something I won’t write about it. Even if that might be the truth, I can’t say it aloud,

“Because the balls have the characteristics of waves but they also possess the characteristics of matter. We are the same as those tiny balls, only that our mass is too big, making it difficult for us to observe the fluctuation as they happen. As for a deeper understanding, it will still take several generations of research.”

He thought for a moment and then added, “Because this phenomenon is opposite to our common sense it is tough for us to understand. For us, it’s hard to imagine a four-dimensional space inside of the three-dimensional world. So, you don’t need to put it into your heart.”

Anna curled up her lips, clearly showing that she wasn’t satisfied with Roland’s explanation, but she quickly asked, “What is a four-dimensional space?”

“…”

When she finally no longer asked any further questions, the Prince’s had already become thirsty from all the talking. He had really underestimated Anna’s thirst for knowledge, if it went on like this, it wouldn’t be long before he didn’t have anything left that he could teach her.

Especially when Roland had asked her about her progress in math, she just replied, “Until now it was quite simple, and now that I’ve come to the topic of equations and matrices, they seem to be fascinating.

Simple and fascinating… Roland suddenly felt that the gap between person-to-person was too great, how long has it been? One week from learning simple elementary math until she came to equations and matrices and next it would be differentiation and integration. Back at his school, Anna would definitely have been an intimidating top student.

Moreover… a beautiful bookworm.

Roland looked at the woman who was reading the book, getting spellbound by what he saw. She had carefully arranged her hair over her forehead, but other hair strands had fallen over her cheek. Seeing this Roland could not stop himself from stretching out his index finger, gently stroking the hair behind her ear.

Feeling his finger, Anna turned her head, looking at Roland, with a smile all over her face. Her lake like pupils had no longer their peaceful expression. Instead, they were full of ripples. Staying so close to each other, until Anna opened her mouth trying to say something, but she was only able to move her lips, no sound could be heard. But Roland was still able to read her lips.

“Right now Nightingale isn’t here.”

The meaning of the sentence was very clear and Roland thought that it was stupid to pretend that he didn’t understand her. The whole room was silent, letting him faintly hear her breathing and the speeding up of her heartbeat.

Roland could no longer stop himself, he got became drawn towards her lips, Anna instead closed her eyes, and her cheeks gained a rosy touch. Being so near to her, Roland could smell the fragrance of her body and then finally their lips gently kissed.

Getting lost in the soft touch, the time seemed to stand still, making it impossible for him to tell how long it was until they separated.

Not giving him a chance to say anything, Anna stood on her tiptoe, joining their lips once more.

 

*

 

“Hey, hey!” Mystery Moon sat cross-legged on her bed, deep in meditation with her eyes clothed, her hands held high, forming a circle with her thumb and index finger.

“Have you turned mad?” Lily who was wrapping a towel around her wet hairs asked as she frowned.

“I’m thinking of myself as a particle,” she said, opening her eyes. “I’m a particle,” and she then pointed at Lily. “You’re a particle!”

The latter gave her a supercilious look and got into the soft bed.

“Oh, no again,” Mystery Moon sighed, “I truly think of everything as a particle, so why can’t I evolve like Anna?”

“But you don’t believe it,” Lily explained.

“I do believe it!”

“You do not believe,” she shook her head, “you can deceive others, but you can’t fool yourself… even so it isn’t an excellent reason, but I think that regardless of what the Prince says Anna believes everything he says, without questioning it. Of course, there is also the point that she is much smarter than you. This is the main reason why she was able to evolve her magic and gain access to new abilities.”

“…”

“In other words, don’t think any further about it, instead give your mind some peace and quiet.” Lily said and patting the place beside herself.

“Don’t you want to get stronger powers?” Mystery Moon asked disbelievingly, “Furthermore, I also want to do something for the Prince, ah.”

“I should evolve my magic so that I can let my food preservation last longer?” She yawned, “No, thank you. Besides, why do you want to do more work for him? Men are fickle and ruthless people; you only have to take Echo as an example.”

“Even so you say you aren’t interested, but with the exception of Leaves, you are the most attentive and serious one during class,” Mystery Moon muttered.

Lily took her pillow and threw it against Mystery Moon’s face, “Let, me, sleep!”


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  • VerneJules

    “I should evolve my magic so that I can let my food preservation last longer?”

    She still doesn’t understand that if she evolves her “food preservation” magic then she might be able to control bacteria and other microorganisms…

    • Considering Roland wasn’t strong in Biology, there probably weren’t many topics about it taught to the other witches. Or their lesson simply hadn’t touched that topic. Remember, the concept of bacteria and microorganisms didn’t exist in their era. They have only learned particles recently because most likely it was related to Physics, which Roland knew more about, and was taught first.
      She most likely had no freaking idea how her power could even do its job.

  • JinVodka (*´﹃`*)

    ._∧_∧__ THANKS FOR THE CHAPTER!!
    (_( ・ω<)_() ≡≡≡❤ ◎
     / つノ
    ..し―J huehuehue good for you Ronald

  • Oak

    thanks for the chapter,
    it won’t end with his bookshelves full of witch-dolls, it’ll be his bed full of witches

  • Fuannai

    Want to know how to defeat Garcia’s army? Call Lyle. Right now he is defeating a death army of 35k reinforced with drugs xD

    Oh man, what if Nightingale actually slip out of Scroll’s lesson to watch Roland and witnessed Anna and Roland kiss? Though I think Nightingale is okay being the mistress.

    Anyways, thanks fr the chapter!!!

  • Ofc its Anna…

  • ambi

    Thanks for the chapter Roxerer and Jatz! I don’t think anyone can sink Anna’s ship anymore.

  • Gaspard Ruse Ald

    “Men are fickle”

    The untruest word ever spoken.

  • Zeth

    Thank you!!!

  • Edgard Gutierrez

    why he dont use repeating crosbows???

    • Nnelg

      Because they take longer to produce and are less powerful compared to rifles?

      Also, they’d wear out his troops more since they need a lot of strength to operate.

  • Christian Leontsinis

    Sigh…

  • Maxi King

    *harem intensifies*

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter! Yes! Finally some romantic progress!

  • timbone

    I always try to avoid chapter titled when reading web novels. They are huge spoilers. I am grateful to Roxerer for what she did in this chapter

  • MangoGuy

    Damn this is one of the very few romances I approve of!! Honestly,this author might even be able to pull off a perfect harem!!

  • Bryan Chan

    I want Roland to marry both since I love them so much!!!!
    Thanks for the chapter~

    • I’m supporting this!
      To begin with, I didn’t hate the concept of harem since I preferred to have all the girls safely within the MC’s reach (of course I’m talking about MCs that could make sure that their harem wouldn’t constantly fall to evil hands and be used against the MCs – I hate this concept so much). And even though Roland had no strength cheat, he seemed capable enough to prevent the absolute worst from happening to his harem… right? (I’m still not very confident when it comes to MCs with no strength cheat, honestly…)

  • Cristian N. Hernández

    Wow~
    Anna, Nightingale~ Fight!

  • Mimir

    Am I the only one not shipping them? Nightingale is better match imho..

  • NaoSou

    Thanks!

  • Nantoka

    Thanks for the chapter :3

  • daimaou broww-sama

    Anybody else feel like he should start breaking some laws of war, for instance you need better weapons instead he should make better bullets that destroy tissue while being inside of a body (this is forbidden right now) by making them barbed. Even if those pill junkies don’t feel pain they can’t move a leg if the nerves are destroyed. He could also start thinking about poison because he has a witch that can control the wind so it’s not going to hurt his men only the enemies.

    • phyrigia

      if the enemy have stone god of retaliation or contribution, the witches wouldnt help much..

      • Ragef33

        Wendy’s wind won’t be what hurts them. That guy is suggesting using normal poison, and just have a witch spread it, and keep it away from allies. Not a perfect idea though, cause a witch’s magic range is only 5 meters or so.

      • Lysavilis Gyi

        They could also be underestimating the applications of the witches powers.
        Example:

        Witches power cannot harm those who wear the stone, but they can change the environment.
        While it may be true that they cannot be harmed by flames from Anna, they will die if she starts a fire and traps them inside the range.

        In other words, the stone has the ability to disperse magic power, but once the magic has been released, as it it leaves the witch control, it becomes a natural phenomenon.

        • SplasH

          >While it may be true that they cannot be harmed by flames from Anna, they will die if she starts a fire and traps them inside the range.

          That Timothy’s general who died in a fire, said that Stone of Retaliation gives them immunity to any magically invoked fire. So they’d just run through the wall of flames.

          • Michael Renner

            that’s because they don’t know about the range limit and assumed that the fire ON THE GROUND was magical fire. rather then burning oil.
            let’s work with that. you light a torch with a lighter and other with magic. after the lighting they both are using oxidation to burn not magical energy so there is nothing for the god stone to disrupt, unless it can tell that one torch was ignited magically and decide to stop all oxidation on it.

            • SplasH

              After years (or actually decades?) of witch hunts, those knights should be able to tell the limits of Stones. I believe it does actually track the source of occurring disaster and makes the user somewhat immune, i.e. during the fire they might still die from the lack of oxygen, but magical flame itself won’t hurt them.
              That’s how i see it for the moment. I bet we’ll get the insight into how the Retaliation Stones work soon enough. )

              • Michael Renner

                the church would know for sure, but the random knights probably only know it “protects you from the power of witches”

      • Gaspar

        Its really easy to think in some ways for the witches to be dangerous.

        The witch that reduce the weigth of things and the flying witch are a mortal combo. Now Lightning? (The flying witch) Can become a heavy bomber, as Roland Dreamed.

        A Chlorine Bomb is not that hard to create and with tactical placement and Wendy’s power you could create stagering loses on the enemy.

        Anna Can trow with a catapulta molten stones and lava… Terrorific.

        Magnets… Hard but Can be employed for anti-personal land mine.

        At least that is what y would suggest.

      • daimaou broww-sama

        god stone of retaliation has an area of effect of about 5 meters her power of winds can be used from further away so it should still be usefull

  • phyrigia

    wait… how can roland be sure that nightingale is not there? it’s not like roland will know if nightingale disappear into thin air/ hide in shadow.?

    • daimaou broww-sama

      anna said nightingale wasn’t there

      • phyrigia

        oh… right.. it was anna dialogue. so witches can tell the other witch existence in a room?

        • Nantoka

          My guess is: Nightingale is in the lesson room with every other witch apart from Anna. That’s how she knew.

        • daimaou broww-sama

          I’m not sure maybe

        • Anna could have lied though. She obviously wanted it, and as straightforward as she was, she might simply think up the perfect excuse to break Roland’s thin layer of concern.

  • WanSage

    Given the side effects of the drugs, the best way to defeat them might be in a long war of atrition…Or he makes Mobile Suits. Lex Luthor can always somehow stand toe to toe with superman with his armor thing in the shows.

  • Danis

    Thanks for the chapter 😀

  • icicle

    thanks for the chapter
    at long last the line was finally crossed

  • Neruz

    Check out that outdated physics; atoms aren’t balls, they are more like fuzzy clouds.

    • WanSage

      We can only assume that he was transported before that was theorized

      • Neruz

        Atoms being fuzzy clouds has been known for nearly a century, high school physics just teaches the ‘atoms as balls’ idea because it’s easier to understand than electron clouds and is close enough to the truth for most people.

        • Michael Renner

          well, he’s an engineer not a theoretical physicist, so he got the high school version instead of the college version on that subject.

    • Michael Renner

      doesn’t matter what they ACTUALLY look like, what matters is the concept of them. the particle understanding of the universe is what made anna stronger, not just thinking about balls. (though maybe now she will be thinking about roland’s.)

      • Neruz

        Makes you wonder what she’d be able to pull off after taking subatomic physics classes for a few years.

    • MangoGuy

      i think he is first getting a foundation built before even going to wave theories…

  • Yash

    THEY KISSED!! It took them one hundred forty one fucking chapters but DAMN was that satisfying!
    Just Imagine Nightingale arrived in the middle of their kiss in her fog mode………

  • phyrigia

    kiss… mmmm….
    not enough…. mmmm….
    let’s stay for another minutes…
    still not enough….
    let’s kiss again…
    dang!

  • Baka Hiru

    Kisses! It better be MORE than one or I call B.S.

  • the evil one

    why AA?

  • Proxy Account

    Daem boi. So that was why there was no “title”. Daem.

  • MangoGuy

    oh my oh my…what is this blasphemy? kisses? this is just research!!

  • Vincent Lin

    that chapter title

  • Chapter 141 Kisses (during teaser)
    Kay lets bet for it guyss…
    who get is first?
    Anna of Nightingale?

  • mllhild

    (during Teaser)
    One option are mines and claymores. But the best would be a guerrilla attack on the pill transport unit. You scout with Nightigale and then let Lightning drop some TNT bars from the sky on it. But to make TNT and mines he needs to make Nitroglycerin and his mercury based primer. And if he has this then he can make smokeless gunpowder –> Gatling gun

    Another one is getting to engage her on sea where the advantages of the pill are mitigated to only better rowing and spear throwing.

    Anyway, this time Roland should think about getting
    – a lot of saltpeter bought as fast as possible
    – first strike advantage, coupled with surprise attack by sending don’t a small fleet to deal enough damage to the Black Sail Fleet that Garcia is forced to stay on the defensive against Timothy.

    • Lemeres

      Guerrilla warfare seems like the prime method of dealing with a noble with a pill enhanced army. Because it limits what the enemy can sustainably pull off. We already see that Garcia has to deal with the fact that she needs to continually supply pills to the current users, or they die. She couldn’t reasonably sustain a huge amount of pill users, and could only have a fixed amount.

      Using non direct conflicts prevents a single option from being viable: “sustainable losses”. She can’t just load up every sand person with pills and have them do one big zerg rush. In more traditional warfare, she could do this, as it would allow her to win the fight, and then she could just cut her losses and tell the sand people to die in a ditch- the dying sand people wouldn’t be able to retaliate.

      But guerrilla warfare means that doing this would not allow her to do this effectively. One big rush wouldn’t get very much results. And you can’t do this kind of suicide run continuously in smaller bursts, since the 2nd group on realize what is up and refuse to take the pills since they know they would be left to die.

      Now note: this wouldn’t work well against the church. The church control the supply of pills, so they have little worry about running out, allowing them to control a large army of pill users. Also, they have entire kingdoms to draw from for cannon fodder, and the distance is large enough that they could make up excuses to keep the other supplies of cannon fodder from figuring out that they are being used as one shot cannon fodder.

  • JinVodka (*´﹃`*)

    Wait wait what’s with the chapter title??? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Ashente

    Probably the most exciting teaser. the title tho..

  • Yukino o

    Time to develop Gatling gun for rapid mowing of fast moving army. I use it in shogun total war and it shred apart Calvary like wet paper mache.

    • Kuru-Kuru Phantasma

      After the hand cranked Gatling gun R&D is finished, He need to implement the crossfire tactic then he will be unstoppable!

      • mllhild

        Kuro no Maou?

        • Kuru-Kuru Phantasma

          National Geographic.

    • the evil one

      he cant do it right now cuz he nid to make an semi and full automatic gun to make it

      • Nnelg

        A Gatling Gun is not a true automatic weapon, where the ejection of spent casings, chambering of the next round, and re-cocking of the hammer are all powered by gasses produced by the propellant. All these tasks are instead done by the turning of the hand crank.

        All he needs is to be able to mass-produce metal cartridges with a mercury fulminate primer, something he’s currently working towards (but should take at least a few months to research). Any small but intricate parts that would normally require percision machining can be produced with Anna’s new power.

        Unfortunately, there is one crucial component of automatic weapons that Anna cannot produce: fine steel springs. Springs require extruding a wire in such a way that internal stress exists even when no external force is applied to the spring; merely cutting out the right shape won’t produce a good spring.

        • Wrandral

          Well it would produce a spring-shaped piece of metal but yeah not really useful xD
          Btw i’m not sure but wouldn’t it be possible for Roland to develop repeating crossbows? I know it’s a downgrade from his guns but it would be easier to produce and easy to train people in ( at least to support is gun wielding soldiers ). It wouldn’t be strange for Roland to know of it since the design is Chinese and part of their culture ( Chu Ko Nu from AoE 2 anyone?)

          • Nnelg

            Repeating crossbows would actually be *harder* to design and build than rifles. Not only would Roland probably not know how they work, but for bows and crossbows the wood and string require special treatments that can involve YEARS of drying time.

            Remember, small arms were originally adopted as a standard weapon not for their power, but for their cost-efficiency.

  • Estagon

    The bets are currently open!
    Anna, Nightingale or Carter(?) ?

    • I luv manga

      I think he dislikes carter for “having a face that resembles a male God” lol

      • Martinx

        Between love and hate It’s a very small step~

    • phyrigia

      what!? why Carter is included in here?

  • MOHLT

    No chapter title? Oh, I see a little arrow, lets click it… oh my!

    • Roxerer

      I just wanted to test it;)

      • Wrandral

        So? It’s the true title right? RIGHT? We can expect it to happen in the chapter RIGHT?

        • Roxerer

          Yes, it is the true chapter title 😉

          • Wrandral

            YAY the USS Saint Anna has finally launched on its maiden trip Come along fellow shippers

  • Danis

    Thanks for The Chapter 😀

  • Jan Dobrowolski
  • Maxi King

    Interesting…

  • Ru Hayate

    Say what ?!

  • the evil one

    what the hell?!

    • Ru Hayate

      Same reaction LUL !

    • Roxerer

      what’s the problem?

      • Kin

        Chapter title

        • the evil one

          Yeah

      • the evil one

        chapter title i saw it and something will happen in there that i dont like

        • Weedisdaboss

          Why would you not like it ?? we have all been waiting for this 🙂

          • the evil one

            i want war not the love part