RW Chapter 146

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Chapter 146 Searching for traces, finding the cause (Part 2)

When Theo regained his consciousness, he could still feel a stabbing pain from the back of his neck.

Damn, that brute of a woman had hit him really hard. He opened his eyes and tried to move, only to discover that his hands were tied behind his back and his legs were tied to the legs of the chair he was sitting on.

“He woke up,” suddenly the voice of a woman could be heard.

“What is your name?” One person stepped in front of him and raised his chin. “I suggest that you do not lie, or tomorrow you will already have become just another floating corpse in the moat.”

Theo had to blink to see clearer, the woman in front of him was wearing a veil, and her body was shrouded in a robe, apparently, she didn’t want him to be able to recognize her appearance.

“Theo,” he answered truthfully, at the same time he secretly looked around.

It was a narrow room, and his surrounding was covered in dust and pieces of plaster from a broken statue, even though it was once complete, now merely one-half of it was left. The accumulated dust and plaster had already begun to turn brown as if it had already been abandoned for a long time. The room was without windows, so no sky could be seen and he could only speculate on how late it was. The only light in the room came from an oil lamp hanging on the wall.

“From the Fallen Dragon Ridge to Silver City, such a long way,” continued the woman in a cold voice, “Why are you looking for us?

“I am not looking for you, it’s the Witch Cooperation Association who is looking for you.”

“What is an Association?”

“It’s a group of witches just like you. They had entrusted me with the task of spreading their news.”

“Nonsense,” the woman snapped, “I do not know where you had heard their name, but they are located far to the East, in the Seawind Region. Do you think that just by randomly throwing names into the room we would believe you?” The Women drew a knife from her waist and Theo had to discover that it was the knife that he had previously used. “I’ll give you one last chance, don’t challenge my patience!”

“What I said was the truth!” He stated in a loud voice, he wanted to continue to shout, but in the end, he didn’t dare, so he said with a suppressed voice, “They had originally intended to go into the Impassable Mountain Range, trying to find the Holy Mountain, unable to find the Holy Mountain, they had to settle down in Border Town, only to discover that the symptoms of the demon’s bite had disappeared. When they realized this, they naturally wanted to save other witches, I swear I did not lie!”

“Then why would they send you?”

“’Cause I helped them, I helped them when one of their members was chased by the Church’s Army of Judges, I helped her by distracting her pursuers. Their mentor is called Cara, and there are also Wendy and Scroll, they asked me to go! ”

After listening to his explanation, the masked woman turned silent, she put the dagger back to her waist and stepped behind him. Soon, Theo could hear how the two women whispered behind his back.

Fledglings, he commented in his heart, even though the two of them act like criminals, it is still clear that they are entirely new to interrogating.

During an interrogation, it is absolutely taboo to ask questions that had only one answer, in the case that they didn’t get their answer, the questioner only had the choice to kill or not to kill? If they decide to kill, they will lose any further possibility of receiving any more information, if they didn’t kill, it’s is equivalent to losing their threat of dying. This would severely damage the interrogator’s position of power, and the effectiveness of the next threat would be substantially reduced.

If he were the interrogator, he would start the torture with the fingers, for every lie one finger would be cut off. So even if there were an error in judgment, it would become a big problem. Under this threatening atmosphere the enemy’s heart would quickly collapse, but without professional training, it would be very tough to carry out such a trial.

As long as he would show a frightened look, the interrogator would become unsure, which is equally to exposing that they just cannot tell whether he was lying or telling the truth.

And Cara, Holy Mountain, and the Witch Cooperation Association were reliable and genuine information, which would further strengthen the persuasiveness of his information.

It didn’t take long before the masked woman appeared once more in front of him, “When was it that they entered the Western Territory?”

“Two or three months before the Months of Demons, and directly after the end of winter, they returned to the town, claiming that they had found the Holy Mountain.

“How many people are they?”

“Up to 40? I’m not sure of it, in addition to Cara, there are almost no other witches who decided to show themselves,” Theo decided to add another bit of information, “Cara the Snake Witch, have you heard of her? She has the ability to summon magical snakes, one of them is called ‘nothingness’. With her, she can quickly erase every toxin. I have seen it myself, it was very powerful.”

“You actually do not fear the witches?” The woman’s voice seemed to be a bit puzzled.

“Why should I be afraid, the witches are very… beautiful, they don’t possess claws like demonic beasts, and furthermore they don’t hurt ordinary people. If I feared them, I would have never gone so far to spread the news.”

“If someone went to Border Town, how could they contact them?”

“Some of them can naturally see magic, so if there is a witch, they will find her.”

“Shadow, what do you think?” The masked women looked into the direction behind Theo.

“I’m not sure,” the witch, known as Shadow, hesitated. “Shouldn’t we wait for our sister and then make a decision? She surely will know what to do.”

“All right.” She nodded and took a clean chair, sitting herself in front of Theo.

“Who is your older sister?”

“The guide,” the masked woman’s attitude had softened a lot compared to before. Probably his statement that he didn’t fear the witches, changed her thoughts and feelings a lot, “she will take us away from here.”

“You will leave? Where will you go to?”

The spoken too just shook her head and didn’t answer.

“You are not a witch from Silver City, right?” Theo continued, “Your accent is not the same as the accent of the King. Silver City was near the capital, so the inhabitants here are proud of imitating the king’s accent.”

She hesitated for a moment, “I… am from the South.”

Witches from all over the Kingdom have gathered here, and soon they will be lead away from here… Theo thought to himself, there is no doubt, they are another witch organization. They are also attracting witches, just like the Witch Cooperation Association had done before. However, in the end, where do they want to go?

At this moment, from outside the sound of footsteps could be heard.

“Sister came back!” Shadow shouted cheerfully. With the creaking sound of the door opening, Theo began to hold his breath.

“Is he the one who has been using the underground channels to spread the news?” The newcomer’s voice was mature and steady. “What have you asked him?”

“What he had said seems to be true.” Began the masked women to explain how she saw the questioning, “He could not have been so clear in his explanation if he had not been in contact with the Witch Cooperation Association.”

“Well, there’s that,” she went by Theo, stepping in front of him. There was a big difference between her and the masked woman, she didn’t hide her face. Her long black hair nearly reached her waist, and she seemed to be around twenty-five years old. Taking her in whole, the most eye-catching part of her were her eyes. Theo discovered that she unexpectedly had golden irises, even standing in the dim light, her eyes were still clearly visible just like the stars during the night.

Theo had often been at His Highness side, but the unknown woman’s appearance could still be considered as belonging the top category. She had a visible scar over her left eye, beginning at her brow and going down to her cheek. This scar not only did not destroy her beauty but instead added another harsh touch to it. From the first moment that he saw her, Theo felt that this woman was a full-fledged warrior.

“If the Witch Cooperation Association had indeed found the Holy Mountain, they would have never sent people to spread such news.” She shook her head, “This wouldn’t only let the Church getting wind of it and let them arrive, no they would even have to leave Border Town as soon as possible, I’m afraid they would only bring a great calamity over themselves.”

“Then… what should we do?” Shadow asked.

“The ship will arrive today at midnight, and you aren’t the only witches, so you will have to leave,” she said without hesitation, “I’ll escort you to the ship. As for the Wi…” The black-haired woman looked at Theo who was still tied to the chair, “Please help me to say hello to Tilly, tell her I’ll be late for a few days and perhaps I’m even be able to bring some more witches with me.”

“You want to go with him to Border Town?” Shadow asked surprised, “But, in case this is a hoax…”

She smiled a little and said full of confidence, “if that were the case, it would be the same as killing oneself.”

 

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  • DudeForDuke

    “’Please help me to say hello to Tilly, tell her I’ll be late for a few days and perhaps I’m even be able to bring some more witches with me.’”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/760aaba4f14fa5dd029af2f27ff185527587fb74c9f5b95ee37a84755ef436b0.jpg

    YES! I’ve been waiting for this. In case you don’t remember (she was only mentioned a few times in previous chapters), Tilly is the name of Roland’s youngest sister whom suddenly left Silver City without explanation.

    Here is where she’s been previously mentioned:

    Chapter 72:
    “What could this mean? Such a waste, she only needed to believe in me! Timothy felt that his heart was full of pain, he had set high expectations for his sister; he had hoped that she could become his adjutant. After all, while growing up, Tilly always performed exceptionally cleverly, and her performance was even more dazzling than his own. She only lost her place as Crown prince because she was a girl.”

    “In the beginning, Timothy had an excellent impression of her when looking at the arrangements made by his father; it was very clear that the King didn’t want Tilly to be involved in this storm. Because of this, he gave her Silver City, which was near King City and had an ordinary business environment with no possibility of training
    troops. But who could have ever guessed that she would run away? Was this a choice made by a wise man?”

    “Now that she is gone, the former Lord should take over Silver City once more. You should also let the search continue, I cannot permit another person with royal blood to wander among the common people.” He gritted his teeth, trying to suppress his raging emotions, “Well, until now, only my 3rd younger sister refused to obey?”

    (It gets more interesting!)

    Chapter 2:
    “Roland’s eldest brother,the First Prince, had an above average military power, his second brother was scheming and horridly treacherous, his third sister was afraid of death, and his younger sister was brilliant. This was the entirety of the former fourth prince’s impressions of his siblings.”

  • ambi

    Thanks for the chapter Roxerer, Jatz, Roy G., Hans Inge B. and Patricio Chau C.! There should have been something that he could have brought to lend credibility when stuff like this happens.

  • Wrandral

    Maybe that sister is the Uber witch that escaped at the same time as Wendy?

  • MangoGuy

    Haha…Tilly!?

    • Michael Twitsucks

      YESSSSS!!!! I nearly did a spit-take when I saw her name. I was wondering when we’d finally get to see her, and now it looks like it might be sooner than I thought. I can hardly wait.

      • Arnywar

        I already forgot. Who was she?

        • Michael Twitsucks

          Roland’s youngest sister. Who also, according to Roland’s memories from Chapter 2, happens to have a profound fear of death – interestingly enough. And, who also happens to have fled her designated city Silver City without saying a word of leaving a trace.

          • Arnywar

            Oh~! The plot thickens. Thank you for reminding me.

          • Artem Chashinov

            Predictable

  • Danis

    Thanks For The Chapter 😀

  • icicle

    thanks for the chapter

  • Oak

    Thanks for the chapter
    Likely to be the church or some other opposing faction, he’d have it to easy if he got so many additional witches.

  • Zeth

    Thank you!!!!

  • phyrigia

    lets us hope that is not the church agent…
    but that conversation “The ship will arrive today at midnight, and you aren’t the only witches, so you will have to leave,” that is clearly not a witch..
    Though I wonder if the other witches in Roland hand would leave and follow the other witches away…
    So far, we know that the so loyal and follow roland are anna & nightingale… wendy and the rests are unsure..

    • Diarek

      To leave the cozy living that is Border Town to some god-know-where places? Unlikely, as Wendy said, Border Town already THE Holy Mountain, why bother go anywhere else. The living standard there already continent’s best by far, and it will only get better as Roland find more creativity use of witch powers.

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter! That seemed a bit too easy. The ‘Sister’ is screaming dangerous in my head, but will just have to wait and see I suppose.

  • Ale Cole

    YES!!! Hope they arrive safely to Border Town! Also it seem’s I’m going to like this ‘Sister’ 😀

  • Timothy

    I don’t think it’s the church, if it was the writer didn’t think too much on it.

  • NaoSou

    Thanks!

  • MOHLT

    I certainly hope she is not agent of church or something… Maybe Nightingales twin sister?

  • MangoGuy

    if I had the money, I would I have been reading the raws…

    • Jose Daniel Rangel

      u can wait for the chapter lol its not a bad thing but an interesting discovery will soon be explained.
      if u think this chapter has suspense read til ~400 will want to bite your nails.. a scary witch that “probably” only roland can survive .. i think he will eat her ( not sexually) well speculation on my part if they do fight it might happen on in ch 550 – 600 shit happens slowly at this rate hes gonna go an all out war by ch 2000 i hope its not much spoiler since most of it is just my opinion.

      • Diarek

        With how slow the story now, i doubt Roland even finish uniting the country by 600, let alone fight “her”, who is even farther down the war.

        • Jose Daniel Rangel

          ……….Agreed latest ch indicates possible alliance that might take 50 chapters to talk about with many POVs as possible then move on to spank his bro, reform the land, build more shit yeah… meanwhile the church taking whatever they want.. its like the world is moving at a fast pace while roland’s progress happens in slow motion i mean armagedon is around the corner and he still doesnt have electricity or AK -47s or oil to refine it into gasoline…slow roland is slow .. well he spends a lot of time making ppl’s lives better..which isnt gonna save humanity.. whatever, his plans .

          • Diarek

            Careful of spoiler there, mate, or Ad gonna pissed again. The way I see it, Roland is a builder/inventor, not a conqueror, or even good politician. If you pay attention, all the finer details of administrations below general ideals, he left entirely for his subordinations, while involving with every steps of making new machineries. It fit with his origin as an engineer, if there’s problem, he would build something to deals with it, not figures out some other ways. Which could goes a long way to explain his lack of diplomatic approach, although bombing/shelling the shit out of your enemy could also count as “diplomatic approach”

            • Jose Daniel Rangel

              er u right right and right again, guess hes going by priorities and what better than build stuff and the church been preparing for a long time.. the slow 1 is the author xD or rather some stuff is fast .. like anna’s bet, author just skipped it ! and a certain confession!! where is it damn it now they are talking as if the confession just happened but i didnt read it wth author !!

      • Michael Twitsucks

        If you’re talking about the witch I THINK you’re talking about (“dream battle” gamble), then her fighting Roland would just lead to her getting her ass kicked… Which if that did happen would have… interesting speculative outcomes.

        • Jose Daniel Rangel

          indeed i thought what would happen after and i cant even speculate what path the author will take ..Shes a greedy one, if she finds out about roland she will probably sprint over there to fight him so it depends how the author does it .. could take between 50 and 500 chapters .. also some of these deaths really catch me by surprise like some “middle bosses” dying rather fast and out of nowhere feels like some gangster dude walking down a random street, tripping and dying on the spot ^^

          • Michael Twitsucks

            From what I heard, however, the “dream” fight lets you use weapons that you can imagine and think up. So while she (and almost every other person) can imagine swords and shields and whatnot… Roland could imagine a tank. Or a flamethrower. Or a set of power armor with a minigun.

            Not to mention Roland seems to have decent mental fortitude, as well. Chances are he’d win. And if he did… well… the entire premise behind the bet is “all or nothing,” right? That includes witch powers, doesn’t it?

            • Jose Daniel Rangel

              Not just weapons, and that place has his rules which means no magic, also could summon nuclear bomb, a supernova or a frigging blackhole on her lol it’d be funny to see him collapse her reality (inside the dream) before getting her “all”

    • tak

      why? must you pay to read the raw?

  • maniol

    Man, i love this shit
    Will you post 146 today? please, i cant wait for new witch!

  • Jon

    More witch yeeee cant wait for next chapter

  • MangoGuy

    damn I dont think I can wait for this chapter..