RW Chapter 94

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Chapter 94 Destruction doesn’t need a reason

The artillery production was also advancing steadily , the second round of production for the cannons had already entered the drilling phase, while the third round was still at the material collection phase.

If he is lucky, Roland could have a gorgeous lineup of four 12-pounders after a month. There was no doubt of his superiority in terms of firepower. But the question now was how could he turn this advantage into a winning situation, and Roland was still striving for an answer to this.

Before he’d crossed over he was just working as a mechanical dog, and just like for most of the other people in that world, his understanding of war had only come from history, movies and games. If it was just a battle with cold weapons, he could have handed over the command to Carter and Iron Axe. But this battle wasn’t the same as those two had previously fought, there was no one who would be able to understand these new hot weapons better than himself.

That being the case, he could only gather the knowledge they had and build his own plans on that foundation in additional to his knowledge from a later era.

In order to ensure his victory, Roland let Lightning travel every day between Border Town and Longsong Stronghold. On one hand to observe the road’s conditions, and on the other hand because he needed to accurately calculate the distance. Roland believed that the victory in war was built on a foundation of previous gathered information and calculations. Whether it was a tactical development, or the deduction of each stage of a battle, receiving victory in a battle was inseparably linked to these two points.

Roland once more took the one-meter long iron pipes and the one hundred meter long hemp ropes he’d made for determining the firing range of his cannons. Then he went to the artillery testing area west of Border Town and measured with them a distance of one kilometer. Then he let Lightning fly this distance so that she would always do it in the same amount of time.

When she had skillfully remembered exactly how much magic to use, Roland began to measure the distance between the Longsong Stronghold and Border town. Using a sundial to measure the time that was needed for a round-trip, he had calculated the distance between the two places was around fifty-five kilometers.

Of course, this was the linear distance between two points. In fact, if traveling by land, you would need to take two big bends in order to avoid crossing over the foothill of the Impassable Mountain Range. So in the case that the Duke choose to attack by land, he would need at least three days to reach Border Town.

With Lightning as a Scout, Roland would be able to have always have a clear idea where the enemy was and what he had to do.

Within the range of two kilometers to the west of Border Town, he had inserted many signal flags to signal the distance, so if the enemy entered this area his artillery could quickly adjust the muzzle angle without the need of firing a test shot.

Now he began to worry what to do if the other party didn’t start an attack.

At this moment, a knocking sound came from the door.

Nightingale, who had been lying all the time on the couch, chewing dried fish slices, vanished. Seeing this, Roland coughed twice, and said, “Come in.”

The door opened and his assistant minister Barov stepped in, “Your Highness, a member of the aristocracy of Longsong Stronghold want to see you.”

“Who?” asked Roland only to directly ask once again, “Did they send that ambassador again?”

“No, not the ambassador,” Barov shook his head, “It is one of the nobles who left before the beginning of the Months of Demons, Baron Cornelius, who’s came back now.”

Roland had to think a moment until he remembered that indeed there were nobles living in Border Town that had escaped to the stronghold. But now they dare to come back? They immediately return when spring starts. Doesn’t they respect the royal law? “Why does he want to see me?”

“During the construction of the wall, his house was demolished,” said the assistant to the treasurer. “If you don’t want to receive him, I could send him out.”

Roland wanted to take him up on his offer, but then he changed his mind, “Let the Baron wait for me in the parlor.”

Maybe through him, Roland could put some pressure on Longsong Stronghold, at least this was something he would like to happen.

After dawdling for around half an hour, Roland leisurely entered the parlor. After arriving he saw a man with a very round belly impatiently waiting beside the long table. While the man restlessly walked up and down, the additional layers of meat on his face swayed in accordance with his steps. Seeing that His Highness had finally appeared, the Baron stopped his walking and reluctantly went through the royal greeting ceremony.

“Sit down,” Roland went to the table and placed himself in his seat. According to his usual habits, even if it wasn’t time for dinner, he would let his kitchen at least prepare a dessert, but today he did not even let them prepare tea.

“Your Highness, Prince,” murmured Cornelius, and started speaking even before he sat, “How could you let that stupid stonemason take my house apart? That was still a good house. From the parapet, the logs used for the roof beam column was also of the best quality. When I had it built, I had to spend more than one hundred… no, one hundred and fifty gold royals!” While speaking he agitatedly waved with his hands.

One hundred and fifty, hearing this Roland had to use a lot of strength to suppress his laughter. If it was still the Prince from before, when looking through the old memories, maybe I really would have believed that. But now… “You mean the house located the furthest to the west?”

“Well,” said Cornelius while nodding, “It was the grand mansion, second only to Baron Simon’s.”

“It’s such a pity, that it was located too close to the wall, and had hindered the passage of my men,” Roland said , after stopping for a moment then he continued, “but the Town Hall had already decided on the compensation.

“How much…?”

Roland stretched out two fingers, “Twenty gold royals.”

“That’s too little! Your Royal Highness…” shouted Cornelius while spraying spittle everywhere. Eventually, he calmed down. Then he took out his handkerchief and wiped the sweat from his forehead. “Well, twenty, twenty gold royals, where should I go get the money?”

“Get?” Roland put on a puzzled look. “The money has already been paid to the owner of the house.”

“What? Wait, wait… I am the owner of that mansion!”

“It’s not you. It’s Blair, the captain of my second militia.”

“Who is that?” the Baron asked once more in a loud voice, “Your Highness, you are mistaken, I am the Master of the House!”

“But I didn’t see you during the winter,” Roland picked up his brow, “How then can that house be yours?”

“Of course I wasn’t there; I went back to the Longsong Stronghold. Who would stay in this god forsaken place, this place is only able to be used as a feeding ground for the demonic beast?!”

“So you want to say you fled because you feared the demonic beasts. And you still have the face to call yourself a Lord?” asked Roland.

“I, uh…” the Baron was suddenly stunned and didn’t know how to reply.

“Guards,” Roland clapped his hands, and immediately two guards came into the parlor, holding Cornelius between them.

“We’re in the Palace Hallo, what do you mean with this!?”

“Very simple, you now have two choices,” Roland stood up from the seat, freezing Cornelius with his look, “First, you admit that you’ve wronged, that the house doesn’t belong to you. And then I can look at what happened just now as nothing more than a farce. Your second option is admitting that during the Months of Demons, you betrayed your Lord, fleeing from the battle without the permission of your Lord, shamefully escaping to Longsong Stronghold. If you take this option, I will put you in prison for desertion, where you will wait for the day of your hanging. Which one do you choose?”

The sweat pouring from Cornelius’ forehead didn’t stop, he swallowed in fear, hesitated for a moment before he quivered: “Your Highness, I… I made a mistake, it was not my house.

“So this was all a misunderstanding,” Roland shrugged, and then said to the guards, “Send the Baron on his way.”

When Cornelius was nearly through the door, the Prince stopped him once more: “Right, when you take your ship back to the Longsong Stronghold can you please deliver a message for me? Tell those… ah, who have maybe the same misunderstanding as yourself, in case they don’t want to choose the second option, they don’t need to waste their time by coming to Border Town.

“Anything you want, Your Highness,” Cornelius said with a forced smile while leaving the room.  But the moment he turned around, Roland could see how his counterpart was gnashing his teeth.

Like this, I ought to have created a big enough uproar within Longsong Stronghold, right? Roland thought.


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  • ambi

    Thanks for the chapter Roxerer and Jatz! Can’t wait for them to be baited.

  • Anon Ymous

    Am I misunderstanding something? I’m pretty certain the Duke was wrecked at the hands of the evil princess. Is he going to lose to some pirates because of their superior numbers now?

    • Nnelg

      Different Duke.

  • Psychronia

    With this, Roland has declared war. He’s made the men, weapons, and logistics. This should be good.

  • Gege

    “Nightingale, who had been lying all the time on the couch, chewing dried fish slices”
    Okay, now I’m already imagining later on after the peace era time come, Roland is busy working in the office, while Nightingale just staying there leisuring around without nothing to do yet. Lol

    • Siegberg

      She is Cat Person that is what you expect. The Patient hinter will Catch her pray.

      • Gege

        But at chapter 113, she clearly change her method.

        • Siegberg

          Careful this chapter 94 you should be careful about spoiling.

          • Gege

            Uh, yeah. Sorry about that. I don’t really know how to make spoiler tag.

  • K╯

    big thanks!

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • Pastare

    Heh… Is he really ready to start fighting ? No defensive wall of any kind from where the stronghold would attack right? He’s got a few cannons which are to go on the barge, would they even be in range of the ennemies units? Even he brought the canons to fight on ground, that’s what… 4 cannons? With a long reload time. Such numbers would be more usefull to break defensive walls than to kill infantry, particularly in a somewhat flat area (I doubt they would line up to get hit by the canon). His army is merely trained (physically and morally) to fight demons and is still very small in numbers. I feel like he is being a bit too fast there.
    He hasn’t even dealt with how the people coming back from the stronghold would react to the witches. He is using them very openly right now, what with lightning flying around everywhere, Carla on the boat or Nana healing everyone, the half that remained during winter probably all know and somewhat accept the witches. What about the half that comes back and see them roaming around in their village? What if that other half reacts badly? He’ll have to fight the stronghold and a possible riot at the same time.

    • mllhild

      4 cannons
      300 rifleman
      1 aerial scout
      1 assassin

      add to this that in this time armies when arriving meet on open plain and take hours arranging themselves before attacking. All of this out of bow range (200-300m), but the cannons have a 500m effective range at least.

      Ah and don’t forget that no enemy ever saw a firespiting metal monster bringing thunder with death.

      • Gaspar

        Moral on the enemy will go down with the monstruosity they will face. If the battle is defensive, the river must be betwen the fortress and town. A well placed bomb here and there, cannon fire, no melee because of rifle fire and if the enemy underestimate the rolands army and go with no archers, it will be done in minutes.
        Ancient formations often were compact, not spread, so for first fight is sure win.

    • Gaspar

      Probably none will return of the commoners, if the really return, they will be few, and really easy to deal, reasons:
      1) They had no money and no minerales cuote covered for the winter food. With no food for 3 to 4 months there is almost no way a poor commoners, peasant or simple farmer to survive, specialy without a house of his own.
      2) In the odd case some survive and return, they Can be acused of betrayal and running deserting their lord without permision and take All their goods.
      3) If Roland goes easy on them. They will have to adapt or go away, simple as that, and go away Can be to hell itself if they even hurt a witch in his lands.

    • D Evans

      Those are some good question also it’s Wendy not Carla

  • nirleka

    The war is coming fufufu

  • Danis

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • kkk mmm

    tyty

  • Wazzurai
  • Novel Reader

    Are you completely translating this chapters from the raw, if yes i just want to suggest to use the Machine Translation in this website http://lnmtl.com/novel/release-that-witch, just edit it a little bit you can use the raw for as reference for the correct wording

    • etvolare

      Lol, this is a horrid idea! You lose an incredible amount of meaning with MTL, plus it’s more work to edit MTL than to translate all over!

      • Wrandral

        Also since you’re awesome you don’t need some pesky MTL

    • Michael Twitsucks

      As etvolare said, if you can translate Chinese it’s actually more difficult to edit the mess that is the MTL chapters than just translating the raws yourself.

      I don’t even know how people can read that. I tried reading several chapters had to stop because all I was getting was the basic gist with a lot of word soup. Readability and details go a long way in making something worth reading. Google Translate equivalents throw both out the window.

  • Raufgar

    Thanks for the chapter~!

  • Muhammad Bagoes Bachtiar

    Thanks for chapter

  • Oak

    Thanks for the chapter,
    Isn’t it time for the other witches to appear or Wendy’s trip to them?

  • fuzor100

    Let’s make them mad! Let’s provoke them to attack border town, so we can shot 12-pounders into their ass.

    Thank you for the translation.

  • NaoSou

    Thanks!

  • MangoGuy

    Time for some face slapping!!

  • redzero36

    Haha holy shit, Roland is hella boss. Can’t wait for Longsong’s army to be destroyed.

  • Bai_Lianhua

    The developing of MC is really good here. He slowly became a badass.

  • Light

    Welp, looks like test targets are going to be delivered to him in the near future, free of charge!

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • meow

    4th comment, b*tch

  • MOHLT

    Roland’s skills are honed by years of gaming.

  • Luong

    The good thing about these teaser chapters is that there are no one competing for the “First” comments, or at least I haven’t seen any on this website.

    • WanSage

      First!

      • MangoGuy

        Lol

    • etvolare

      Indeed. That thankfully hasn’t made its way over here.

      • Wrandral

        nooooooooo why did you say that???? Now they’ll come here too!!!!!

  • Wrandral

    Well i don’t know about the gorgeous lineup of of 12-pounders but he already has a gorgeous lineup of witches that has to count for something ^^

    • ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

      O RLY?

    • Dave Mears

      Obviously. Both the witches and the cannons represent a sizable military power, but he uses the cannons to protect the witches rather than the other way around. 😉

    • MangoGuy

      The witches cannot be seen by the enemy

    • Kudou Taiki

      What happens in border town stays in border town