RW Chapter 159

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Chapter 159 The most powerful persuasion
Before Roland had agreed to the meeting, he had already heard every part of the talk between Wendy and Ashes.

He didn’t expect that the long-lost Tilly Wimbledon would suddenly become the leader of another witch organization. Not only that, but she had set all of this up right in front of all of them. No, she had even gathered most of the witches in the whole kingdom. What was even more intolerable was, that she was now actually wanted to put her claws into his own territory.

According to the information gathered by Nightingale, the witch in front of him was an extraordinary, and her ability most likely belonged to the combat type.

Any witch who belonged to the kind of extraordinary had to be treated with the utmost care. So, when Roland was meeting with Ashes in his office, not only was Nightingale hiding in her fog, no, even Anna was standing by his side. She had placed several tiny black fires around his desk, all of which were completely invisible to the naked eye. Cutting off the area between the two sidewalls. As long Ashes dared to rush towards him, she would definitely end up cutting herself into many thin pieces.

Even so, Ashes was an extraordinary witch, she still wasn’t wearing the God’s Stone of Retaliation, but once she put on one of those stones, she would then turn into an unrestricted destructive power. Fortunately, the God’s Stone of Retaliation was hated by the majority of witches, and she was most probably also taking this aspect into account. So Ashes didn’t carry such a stone when she was trying to win over the witches in Border Town.

“Your witches? Don’t be so arrogant, they are all living people, they aren’t your personal belongings!” Ashes declared coldly.

Roland got shocked by her unexpected words. This was the first time that he had to feel the feeling of defeat during a battle of words. He had already become used to calling them my people, my subjects and the like, but now he had unexpectedly face democratic criticism, letting him feel extremely embarrassed. Although his words were in accordance with the usual practice of this era, the people or items in the Lord’s territory, after all, belonged to the Lord, so calling them his wouldn’t bring any problems. But if he was to now stress this point in front of Nightingale and Anna, it would only show that his EQ was low, and he’d just be jumping into an already prepared pit.

So, he coughed twice, and tried to get the flow of the conversation into a positive direction for himself: “I never thought of them like that, they only stay in the town because they want it. But I have to point out, that I myself believe that this place is still the best place for them to live on freely. As for living in the Fjords as you have offered, not to mention that the trip itself would already be very dangerous, crossing over the whole Kingdom – no, the Fjords climate is also unpredictable, always having to fear tsunamis or perineal storms. That is simply not a suitable place for people to live in”.

“But there at least, the power of the Church would be at a minimal. Furthermore, the witches can rely on their powers to transform their homes, making them safe against any natural disasters. But there is no way in which you could shield them against the strength of the God’s Stone of Retaliation, not to mention the God’s Punishment Army.” Ashes mercilessly countered, “Do you know how foolish it was for you to do what you have done? Spreading the news of your witches will only lead to a visit from the Church.

 

“With respect, you have no way to win against the God’s Punishment Army. Now, the right choice for you would be to let your witches leave your territory so that you can all avoid the tragedy that your actions is leading you towards.”

Roland had already heard her telling Wendy about the God’s Punishment Army, so he knew that using force to persuade her would be many times more effective than him using words. Of course, he could also simply ignore Ashes, but in that way, he would already be giving up the fight for the witches that are under Tilly Wimbledon’s influence. So, despite only having just a small hope of achieving his goal, he still wanted to give it a shot.

“Are you able to fight against several soldiers of the God’s Punishment Army at the same time?” Roland asked.

Ashes facial complexion became clearly puzzled, but in the end, she still stretched out three fingers, “Three soldiers, I’m able to defeat.”

“Then let’s have a fight,” Roland said, sitting straight and becoming seriously. “Let the test tell you if I’m able to win against the God’s Punishment Army or not.”

“What do you mean?” Ashes became stunned for a moment, her cold face finally showed a different expression than her usually cold face.

“A fair test, a fight one-on-one,” Roland said, stressing word for word, “If I’m able to beat you, you have to accept that I have the ability to resist the Church.”

“You and I? Or… or do you want one of your witches to take your place?”

“Of course it won’t be me, but it won’t be a witch either. The soldiers of the God’s Punishment Army will all be wearing a God’s Stone of Retaliation,” Roland smiled, “Your opponent will be an ordinary knight.”

Although he regretted it a bit that he would not personally be taking part in it, the other side was a witch with a military strength completely off the charts, from the description he had heard from Wendy, she alone was powerful enough to make her way through a whole monastery, and in the end, was even able to escape from the pursuit of the God’s Punishment Army.

 

Even fighting empty-handed or with only a wooden sword, she would still be extraordinarily lethal. The actual effectiveness of a revolver was still unknown. And for the sake of safety, he had decided to give this great task to Carter. If he had been able to lay his hands on an ak47, then Roland would have tried to take her on by himself.

“Ordinary Knight…” Ashes face once more turned back to her original expression of indifference. “If I win, you will let the witches follow me?”

“Of course not, after all, you cannot offer the same. In the case I would win, you surely wouldn’t go back to Tilly and bring all of her witches to Border Town, right?”

“In that case, what would be the significance of your suggested duel?”

“I already said it previously, it’s not a duel, it’s a test,” Roland corrected her, “the significance lies in the fact that you will know, that in the face of the Church’s power I’m not without any possibilities to resist. Furthermore, when you later go back to the Fjords you will remember, that outside of the Fjords, there is also the Western Territories, and more precisely Border Town, that can provide a place for witches to live. Of course, if you win, it could be that Wendy will start to persuade the others, which would be many times more efficient than you doing it by yourself.”

“I will never lose,” Ashes declared. “Now call your knight.”

“Not now,” Roland waved his hand, “we will hold the test in a week. I have to make the necessary preparations first, until then you can freely live in the castle. Experiencing with the other witches, how it is feels to live in Border Town. And as a witch with a feeling for the town life, perhaps you will even change your opinion without us having to have a fight.”

“…” Ashes looked at the Prince coldly for a long time, but then she finally nodded, “You are right, maybe I won’t have to wait for seven days, they will change their view even earlier, freely leaving Border Town together with me.”

Roland just shrugged his shoulders in answer.

When the other was already at the door, he suddenly called to her once more, “Hold on… Can it be that I already have seen you from somewhere?”

Although he was certain that he had never seen her face before, her stature as he looked at her from behind, he got a strange feeling of familiarity. Roland could also slightly recall something, a sense of familiarity that seemed to be coming from… the time he had been living in the King’s Palace.

“Didn’t your guard already tell you?” Ashes didn’t even look back at him. “If it were not for Tilly who stopped me at that time, I’m afraid you’d now only have one hand left.”

The moment the door was closed, Nightingale appeared in front of him, and asked with a frosty voice, “You touched her ass?”

“What?” Roland became startled, “I can’t remember to have ever seen such a person in the palace, and what do you mean with ‘touched’? ”

Nightingale showed a dissatisfied look, there was naturally “Tyre” – to hell with it, although I really have touched the maid’s ass, if I answer this question I’m afraid I would be showing some flaws, furthermore what is wrong with feeling something up with your hands! After all, I also don’t care about your peeping habits!

“Keke,” Anna interrupted their conversation. “Are you sure that Carter will be able to beat her? If he fails, it may affect the others witches confidence in you.”

Fortunately, it seemed that Anna was still calm, Roland discovered in relief, “Even though an enhanced witch is not affected by the God’s Stone of Retaliation, she still has to fight with their own body. Comparing this with the quick fire of hot weapons, the limitations of the body will always be too big in comparison, I think the odds that we win is at least around 70%.”

But for that I will have to finish the development of the ammunition by next week, Roland thought.

 

TN: I can’t believe I only have 1400 readers. 


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  • Jason

    Great Chapter. This was very well translated. They all are, but the last few stood out for some reason.
    I already reread this three times.

  • phyrigia

    What if ashes win against carter? You know if ashes is faster… how much do you think a sword vs a gun?

  • Kuq Ku

    I guess youtube links not allowed 😛 since my posts not here.

    I think that its really reckless to have this duel/test showdown with Ashes she could die if Carter gets a headshot, even if she manages to knock him out she could get seriously hurt, why use a gun to fight her with, that makes no sense

    Why not instead use the object of their hatred, the Church as a testing ground, show her how capable they are at defending themselves against this foe, since there are some on their way then its perfect.

    Why risk 2 people that you dont want dead to fight against each other?? Carter isnt like Christian Bale in Equilibrium (go youtube Equilibrium Gun Kata) Carter is a noob with a gun.

    The more I think about this Im wondering how Tilly was able to gather so many witches, someone said earlier that she might be a witch, it totally makes sense, why is she hiding? why is she so quiet but secretly gathering more witches? why no contact with Timothy etc, she obviously had good relations with him so why the hiding game, unless she harbors a secret that would make her do so.

    For someone that is a Genius it makes no sense that she would put her lot in with Witches, what would the point be? she would be a target of the people, her siblings and the church, unless she is a Witch. From Ashes viewpoint it seems she is trying to create a hidden state/country? for witches, annexing herself/Islands from the mainland

    • Chiki Amara

      If the duel indeed happen imo carter will instructed only to hit ashes limb.. ofc he would aim for knees or ankle.. it will dsable but not kill.. since angelic nana will ready on clinic.. 🙂

      • Kuq Ku

        If you had a human tank coming at you with a massive sword while u have a untested gun in the hands of a noob, you think his aim is going to be good enough to avoid killing her? Now if it was Christian Bale from Equilibrium then Im sure that can be achieved, but if its Carter I doubt it, why even use Carter, the hunters would be better at aiming. Makes no sense.

        How does this show they are capable of defending themselves? Nana cant bring back the dead, why harm someone that isnt an enemy as yet but a potential ally.

        • DudeForDuke

          “How does this show they are capable of defending themselves?”

          Imagine you have no concept of a firearm. Your only idea of warfare is blades, arrows and maybe a witch using magic in some circumstances. You’re basically The Mountain/Guts from Berserk. You’re a walking biological machine of destruction with a big ass sword and you can go toe-to-toe with three supersoldiers that were specifically made to kill things with powers and abilities like yours.

          Now imagine some pompous guy says, basically, “I can kick your ass. No magic. No witches. This guy you can wipe the floor with in a second is going to be your opponent.”

          Said mere knight comes out. He has funny looking weapons. No matter. You’ll crush him. You even laugh at him.

          …Then your knee explodes. Searing pain. Blood loss. Can’t move. Balance gone. You’re falling. In a desperate attempt to strike back, you try to use your sword. As soon as you lift it up, however, a hole appears in your arm and blood shoots out. The pain and damage to the arm causes you to drop your sword. Why is this happening? What did this? The fight is decisively over in seconds. You lost. Another witch comes running over and suddenly you’re healed. Pompous Man comes over with a smile on his face. That bastard!

          Then he leans down to you and in a serious tone says, “That was a new weapon I created. Not entirely unlike a crossbow that you would be familiar with. Not only can that ‘mere knight’ use them, but I’m going to arm an entire army with them and take the fight to the church. So… Do you still think I can’t win?”

          [ASHES has joined party]

          • Kuq Ku

            No what I see is someone who is physically superior with keen senses, reaction time exceeding Carter by a huge margin, lets not forget that Carter did struggle against a suped up death row thug, Ashes vs someone who is a relative noob that may not even react in time to counter her movements, as do noobs in fps game around a much more experienced and mobile opponent who just uses their fist to kill you, however as you say, Ashes is unaware of what a gun battle entails, but she is a battle primed witch, who hunts suped up prey.

            She is use to fighting for her life, however this “Demonstration” is not intended to be a life and death struggle, which is more or less the point of why this is a dumb way of showing how well they can defend themselves. It took the deaths of many soldiers falling to gun fire of Rolands soldiers before the enemy clicked and ran away.

            Cops dont shoot your legs they go for the biggest part of your body, and even then they might miss, Roland expects a noob to aim with precision at a moving target to hit only non critical parts of their body to bring them down? Id be damn surprised if he doesnt miss a lot, that random hit or miss potential is another reason why this fight can prove very deadly.

            What if she decides to dive and roll while he aims at her leg hitting her head like a watermelon exploding. I reckon in the end both of them will end up being seriously hurt, and for what? to give Nana some more injuries to skill up on?

  • Bai_Lianhua

    Thanks for the Chapter 🙂

  • LethalKiss

    I didn’t want to vote.
    I didn’t want other people vision of certain character destroyed mine.

    You had ….. 1401 readers then.

  • icicle

    thanks for the chapter

  • biohazard

    A shot … then the cure

  • DB AV

    Am I the only one who feels the little sister will go Khaleesi on us? Something like, I am the real ruler!

  • helmcec

    Jealous nightingale is so cute!
    And… Roland knows she has a hobby to peep on him! ahahah so funny

  • Kuq Ku

    Why a duel/test like that? what does he plan to do with a revolver? is he intending to use a gun to shoot her ??? what if she dies??? is he so confident she will survive taking a hit from a revolver a gun he isnt even finished testing? what kind of duel/test is this lol what if Carter hits her in the head??

    Roland what is wrong with your brain, even if she manages to hit Carter and knock him out he still might kill her are u brain dead Roland lol? he must have super confidence in Hanas ability to heal the both of them. What a damn reckless method to show their ability, why the hell didnt he use the church as his test subject to prove to her that they are capable of winning and protecting their own.

    Carter aint no Christian Bale lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLXUn_s8nM4 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U02E2sjwlLM

  • Zeth

    Thank you!!!

  • ambi

    Thanks for the chapter Samuel H., Jose De Leon A., karol s., Roxerer, and Jatz! Wouldn’t he have a better chance than 70% if he just demonstrated what a hot weapon does in a week? At that point he could just shoot a gatling gun.

    • Chiki Amara

      I have feeling that would be true.. either rambo or cowboy will give wrath to ashes..

  • DudeForDuke
  • MOHLT

    Magical adventures of witch Ashes going to continue? I am very pleased.

  • Governator

    I tried to vote, but it said that I had already voted and did not confirm my choices, so…

  • I already voted, by the way, the next chapter link redirects here in a loop

  • Gin

    I expected more badassery of Ronald but oh well

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter! I’m sure I voted already.

  • Kin

    Let me guess, he want to change an ordinary knight into rambo? XD

    • Proxy Account

      LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOR!

  • Danis

    you mean 1400 active reader and the rest is lurker (only read and nothing more)

  • MangoGuy

    science and modern weapons lesson coming up!!

  • Oak

    Thanks for the chapter

  • NaoSou

    Thanks!

  • Chiki Amara

    Tilly need some spank butt.. 😀

  • FanChan

    Oh my i almost fell of this deep cliff thank god now ima going to go read WOC and fall of its cliff

    • Just a Potato

      What is WOC??

      • Kin

        World of cultivation

  • Danis

    Thanks For The Chapter 😀

  • Proxy Account

    (teaser comment)
    Would be cool if Roland’s secret services are already hidden around the reception area, tens of his trained gunsmen suddenly there, pointing the barrel at Ashes once she even lifts a pinky.
    – – –
    Roland to Ashes: BOW TO MY SCIENCE AND FABULOUS SOCIAL SERVICES!

    • DudeForDuke

      “Those who control the public toilets control the kingdom.”

      Gunpowder And Toilets – An Autobiography of Roland Wimbledon.

      (Also reminds me of Gun-Ota where the protagonist is a machinist who is murdered and reincarnated into a magical fantasy world… To then go on to create AK47s to slay monsters with. At one point when has has a shitload of money, he finds a way to flush it – literally – by making the world’s first bidet-function toilet with magical plumbing. Almost everyone comes to love the flushable toilet and it’s a continuous in-joke about how important the toilet is.)

      • Proxy Account

        except for that one girl, forgot the name, she’s in his harem tho…

        • DudeForDuke

          Yeah, the loli vampire sniper (BTW, for anyone else reading this – yes, that’s a 100% accurate description of her; and she’s like Hawkeye but with sniper rifles). Chrissy, I think? Something like that.

  • SeraphiMaelstrom

    One does not simple take away the harem of a protagonist. But when they do, well they can’t, they can try, but when they try, they all die… or give up.

    • Danis

      or join the Harem 😛

  • MangoGuy

    it would be nice if they could work together but I dont think we are headed in that direction…

    • BurstThrough

      At least little sister can get in the way of the pirate activities of the elder sister since the Fjords seem to be her target now.
      And the (now)older brother, the pseudo-queen and the church will put more focus on a legion of sea-witches lead by the genius of the royal family than the most unremarkable town in all Graycastle managed by the most unremarkable member of the Royal family.
      My guess is as soon as the witchtlantis turns public even the church will forget border town and many chapter will pass till they recall of the soldiers they sent to border town.

      • DudeForDuke

        Well, Roland has plenty of reasons to work with and help Tilly. She’s family (kinda). Plus, why would a young woman in such a prominent position of power flee the kingdom and lead a group of witches in a place far from the influence of the church… unless… Hmm…

        Not to mention, if imouto and company were to team up (Go Go Team Imouto!)… it would give even more political validity and support for Roland to go against the church and secure the crown… Just sayin’.

      • MangoGuy

        you might be right but the church cannot be looked down at..we still dont know all about them!

        • BurstThrough

          But you can see that they don’t have any major Intel gathering method(of the supernatural or futuristic kind) as witches can escape them.
          And besides Mira the other 2 would choose to focus their full efforts on Tilly as the guy of the triumvirate that isn’t the narrator seems to be DEADLY scared of a possible witch haven and very few people would guess there are TWO AT THE SAME TIME(Mira would but the others no).
          Even if the messagers are MIA they could assume he has ONE witch or is criminaly guilty of SOMETHING ELSE and eliminated the witness making him a lesser threat.

  • john delacruz

    So many cliffs that hangs. Yet totaly worth it. Thank you translators for the chapter.

  • timbone

    I am first no way…meeh
    Crap WRANDAL!!! This is war

  • Wrandral
    • MangoGuy

      lol that look…

    • Gaspar

      I can imagine that!!! hahaha, its gona be “ashes” all is gonna be left from her when Anna hears the “brilliant” Idea. (Yandere mode on)

    • Danis

      hahahaha XD

    • phyrigia

      gubrak… rofl… just tell me straight away if Tilly becoming a witch too… I wouldn’t be surprised… really… She might be another Cara or maybe a bit better than Cara…

      • BurstThrough

        Cara 2.0 and most likely with a “the one ring” kind of ability…

    • Jeanpiere

      jajajaja you are right