Mile Chapter 222: The Seven Faces Woman~ Daze! 11

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Mile Chapter 222: The Seven Faces Woman~ Daze! 11

 

 

『We made breakfast』(Mile)

 

This morning as well, Mile’s group serve the merchant corps a breakfast.
Last night, Mile’s group also gave the merchant corps plenty of dishes using fresh meat and vegetables.

Since the girls just got out of the town of Zarbaf in the morning, the merchants can understand that the material was still fresh.

And they can understand that the girls want to return to the town because they need to turn the troublesome bandits to the guards.
But the merchant party can’t help to be surprised with their capability that is out of common sense

Especially the 3 other merchants below Selivos have their attention on Mile.
No, the hunters were also staring at the capacity that can store the orc that Mile brought out last night.

And after breakfast, Mile asked Selivos for a message delivered using one of the cavalries.
Mile had written that letter last night, that explaining everything so far to the guild.

 

『Of course, I don’t mind! Please leave it to me!』(Selivos)

 

Selivos didn’t even consider the possibility that Mile is planning something.

Actually, even when the number of escorts has decreased by one, there is no big influence.
On the contrary, with such skills of the girls, can even a big bandit group with 40 people size stand a chance against them?

They also confirmed the condition of the injuries and the rope that bound all the bandits when connecting to a carriage.
And that knot wasn’t as easy to unwind.

Besides, the girls with the ridiculous storage magic, healing magic, sword skill that even royalty will welcome them with open arms. They can’t have trouble with the money that they need to commit a crime.
Selivos willing to bet 10 gold coins on that.

 

And in the afternoon.

 

Several horse cavalries approaching from the front and stopped right before the merchant group.

 

『I’m Zarbaf’s Hunter Guild Master!』(GM)

 

Because they are of use to the guild, it’s no wonder that people are cheering.
However, the Guild Master came directly?
Just a little, no, they were really surprised.

But the escorts and merchants at least were relieved,
The merchant group also stopped.
And then the cavalries gets closer, they get off the horses and stand in front of Mile’s group.

 

『It is obviously that you are the sender of this. Well, it’s not a lie if we look at this …』(GM)

 

As he said that, the Guild Master looked at the bandits who were connected to the carriage in disgusted eyes.
The Guild Master of the town Zarbaf. This is the first time Mile’s group meet him.
His age is about in between (the average) of elder and middle-age.
Well, of course, he would be that age, in order to acquire the ability to become a guild master.
It is not a position that a young man with less experience can do.

 

『Yes, 3 bandit groups.
One big group and two small groups including fake.
Please have the arrangement as we mentioned in the letter』(Maevis)

『I understand. thanks for your hard work, leave the rest to me』(GM)

 

The guild master who nodded to the report from the leader Maevis.
However, the prisoner carriages have a slow speed.
The Guild Master and some officers had proceeded ahead. It would be a while until the prisoner carriages arrived.

After talking with the merchant’s leader for a while, Guild Master gets in a carriage and have the hunters to take the 3 leaders of 3 bandit groups in.
The hunter escorts that aboard in that carriage get off, and then they get on the horses which the Guild Master and other officers used.
… Yeah, and that’s the end of it.

And after the merchant group began to move again, a horrible scream sounded from one carriage.
But there was none, such as those who care about it…, The merchants, the hunter escorts or and those came together with the guild master.

Yes, that scream was coming from the carriage that the Guild Master, 3 bandit leaders, and the 《Red Oath》 on board.

After that, everyone met up with the group of prisoner carriages.
The guild masters order the staff members to move the bandits into it (the prisoner carriage)
After having a few words with the people of the merchant corps, he let his staff members took care of the prisoner carriages and went ahead on his horse to the town Zarbaf.

 

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『We will now conduct a trial on the bandits who attacking travelers around Zarbaf』(Judge)

 

It was three days from then.
This is the estate which governs Zarbaf and the area around it.
And the trial using the party hall of the estate.

Because it’s troublesome to do it three times for 3 groups, they do it with all of them respectively today.
Members of the trial today.
The public prosecutor: subordinate of the Lord.
Judge: subordinate to the Lord.
Even though this isn’t their profession, and they are only vassals but they will be the fill-in today.
And Counsel: none.

It might be a really fair trial (or something)

 

In a rural town, such a large trial is unusual.
So, there are no regular courts, etc.

In the case of the usual small villain, it will be done at the military facilities, but this time they use the manor house.
Regarding of things in the territory, the Lord has all legislative, administrative and judicial rights.
And of course, a thorough interrogation was done in the past few days.

So this is just a formal one and it is only a place to present the results…
If it is normal.

 

Because some of the defendants are officers of the Hunter Guild, there are several guild staff, including Guild Master of Hunter Guild, guild staff and guild master of Commercial Guild, several hunter parties in this town, and a dozen other people.

The lord wouldn’t directly involve the trial, but whether he was interesting a little this time or something, he was sitting in the seat and watching.

Then, after confirming the all have arrived, first of all, it is the punishment for big bandit group.

 

『All of you will get a lifetime criminal slave punishment』(Judge)

 

The thieves keep their hard facial expressions and don’t resist.
It is reasonable.
There was no other judgment,
Even if they wished for consideration of circumstances,
Between Lifetime criminal slave or 800 years criminal slave punishment,
There’s no different, it has no meaning.

In the first place, it’s impossible for such as bandits to beg for mercy in their punishment.
Or rather, they should be thankful not to get a death sentence.

But actually, the death sentence is only given when there’s no other choice.
Such as those who are rebellious, don’t want to work serious, dangerous murderers, magicians who are difficult to prevent their escape, criminals who deliberately aimed at aristocrats and royalty, and considerately wicked or dangerous people.

There are only a few magician criminals,
Of course, it was because magicians are rare in the first place.
But the biggest reason is that it’s hard restraint and make use of them. 《 They tend to be executed or death punishment if captured 》
They can be restraint with the 3-bindings (eyes, mouth, ears) at the captured site.
But if they were restraint like that, there was no use for them.
And they can’t be left alone because it’s dangerous, such as those who can cast an offensive magic suddenly without chanting.
Yes, criminals who are magicians are often killed instantly on the spot.

But in reality, there was no great ability magician,
Or their crimes are relatively trivial …

 

And the decision of the judge will continue.

 

『E rank Hunter, Ivik, death sentence.
Hunter Guild staff, Darlam, death sentence as well.
And the family of Darlam will be criminal slaves for twenty years』(Judge)

『Wait, please. I don’t mind what happened to me.
But spare my family members! Wife and daughter!
This case is only my fault!』(Darlam)

 

The judge who sent the judgment completely ignored him, he didn’t reply.
The audience is also the same.
As for the hunter Ivik,
It’s not a hunter cooperated with bandits,
It’s a member of the bandit was registered as a hunter.

His role is to gather information and convey information from guild staff Darlam to the thieves.

Hunter Guild is a credible business.
And it’s a large organization that crosses the country.
It was not an organization that allows being tricked and leaving it alone.
Although the Guild has no authority to directly give judgment, it was easy to put pressure on the Lord. And it was decided to take the death penalty as a usual case, not to bother with anything else.

And, the guild staff Darlam raised an objection.

It was because the bandits were threatened to hurt his family, and as a result of the interrogation of the bandits, it seems to be true…
He betrayed the guild.
It wasn’t something that allowed to be done.
But it was better to tell the Guild Master that he was threatened without providing information to the bandits.

And the result is many travelers are dead or become illegal slaves

And, the fact that Darlam received rewards each time, although it’s just a small amount. The reason he said, 《 to protect his wife and children 》 became invalid.

To prevent people from thinking about the same thing again,
“Because of you obey to what the bandits say, your wife and children will fall into hell, your correct action should be immediately reporting to the Guild Master”

Darlam is an accomplice of the mass murder, and because Darlam insists that ”Protecting his wife and children” is the reason, his wife and children also get the same sins.
Because that logic is totally unacceptable in this country.

With the civilizations where public safety is bad, the cognition such as human rights is weak, it’s unavoidable for their safety.

In the past, there were countries that adopted the coordination system on the earth, and in some countries weren’t.
And there is also a direct interest relationship, the wife and children gained the profit by the act of Darlam, it seems natural to get the same sin.

Actually, today trial was just the testimony for the audience.

 

Yes, the fact that Ivik infiltrated as a spy and the guild staff acted as an accomplice.
It was the result of interrogation for the 3 bandit leaders in the borrowed merchant carriage before arriving at the town.

And to capture the accomplices before they fled, the Guild Master returned to the town earlier than the merchant group and the prisoner carriages.

At first, the bandit leaders didn’t talk, because they thought they would get a lifetime criminal slave sentence for sure,
The bandit leaders thought they wouldn’t get a death sentence.
But after being hurt a little, they threw up everything easily, because of the girls in the same carriage.

 

And the next is the turn of the rookie bandits who first attacked the Red Oath.


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    • I bought vol 1 and 2 on Amazon and was rereading when I noticed something was off. The official translation has them named as red vow 😦 could not figure out at first why it was sounding odd as i read.

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  1. Thank you for the post. Damn, guilt by association is rough and unacceptable by my standards. If only Mile could purchase the wife and daughter to serve in her territory, but that could compromise her identity. I get that given the development of the world they (mother and daughter) would be safer, as slaves (depending on the owner/owners), but it’s still rough.

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      • And it will be basically forever, so far as humans are concerned, as her lifespan is about half that of an Ancient Dragon… or whatever is the longest lived creature in this world… Yeah, in about a century, her secret is going to be out… or she’s going to have to change her identity and what country she’s on every few decades for the rest of her life… Actually… She’ll probably bust herself enough that she’d get statues put up of her to the point there’d be nobody who’d not know what she’d look like after a while… So she couldn’t even keep moving, as she might be like “Oh, I can go back there, it’s been about 150 years since I’ve been on that continent… Wait, is that a giant statue of me? Oh yeah, I did kinda save the entire country back then… well… looks like I’d better GTFO before I’m seen… Or, I could put on that mask that does nothing to hide my identity and live that way. Sure, why not? Say what? That mask does nothing to hide my identity? Well… Time for me to skedaddle! *runs away at an average speed*”

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        • Why bother? Her home country already think she is a goddess and since gods don’t age it would just reinforce that belief. As for the mask and school swimsuit combo.. Yeah, lets wait a couple of years till her figure (and more importantly, age) fill up before she goes on any “My mask does nothing to hide my identity but with this swimsuit no one is looking at my face anyway” adventures, yes?

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    • Safer as slaves? You really believe that? There is nothing in this setting – absolutely nothing – to prevent either from being sexually abused every day for the next 20 years – either by their master or by whomever their master brings to them. And keep in mind that one of the two, due to being too young to be living on her own as yet and thus qualifying to be included in this collective punishment, may be as young or younger than Mile’s own age. And this despite neither mother nor daughter having committed – nor likely even being aware of – any crime. This is literally a rage-inducing scene.

      Honestly, just losing their primary provider (their father, to the death penalty), and having to live with the social shame of what he did (which would cause most to shun them) should be enough of a punishment for them, as it would likely reduce them to beggers or nearly so, presuming they did not have family in a distant village they could go live with. By punishing not just him but also his family, it comes across as needlessly vindictive and serving no purpose – especially since the family of the other death-sentenced person was not punished. So it is not a normal punishment given to those executed, it is something this judge at this time added just for his own pleasure (or anger).

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      • I had a long post up but it got eaten by the internet…tl;too lazy to retype

        Why you think like that is because modern media leans very far towards the extreme brutal types of slave labor, in reality there are a lot of different types split by cause and even gender. Most females do NOT end up in brothels as sex slaves, they are often taken in by rich families to serve as maids for the female family members (the family being noticably wary of male servants getting their daughters pregnant). Useful males end up as retainers, managers or even major-domos of family estates.

        Part of the difference in treatment of the ‘Blacks’ in the US stem from 2 things, 1-they were seen as an ‘inferior race’ and 2- they were cheap. In mid and central Asia, their treatment was a lot better since they were not seen as a ‘lower lifeform’ and they were expensive so people cared a lot more about ‘breaking’ them.

        Even in the US, note the difference in treatment between a ‘Black’ slave and a Chinese one.

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      • The punishment of Wife and Daughter is an exemplary punishment to showcase that it even if your loved ones are threatened you have to follow the rules.
        Its an evil decision, but in the long term will cause less victims since forcing someone by threatening their family become inviable. (Ex: The MC from braking bad wouldnt have started selling drugs if his son and wife would also be imprisioned for his crimes. )

        If you get lucky and look tame
        As your live as female slave in a late medieval society, expect to be a servant in some house, while being beaten and raped a bit more than the usual servant girl. Yet no one will abuse them too much, else they choose death over slavery and kill you because they have nothing to lose.

        If you get unlucky
        Spend the rest of your life crawling throu mine shafts dragging heavy baskets with coal and ore. Until you die from cave in, lung problems or exhaustion.

        Then again both of those job are also done by poor commoners.

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    • Of course there was, that E rank adventurer can’t spend the entire day gathering information in the guild hall, that would be suspicious! He has to go out sometimes to complete requests.
      A guild staff on the other hand will be there all day, listening to rumors and chit-chats between resting adventurers and coworkers.

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  2. This arc is quite boring. We all know Red Oath is too average to deal with something minor like bandits no matter how many they are. So it’s just add a little bit of world building like the laws. Pretty much filler.

    And I know that this is medieval time so law is way more harsher but I still got annoyed at the result. The wife and children only got affected by the small amount of money the father got but still got one third to half of their lives (60 is pretty high life expectancy for a medieval world with monsters) as slaves? Fine, but at least dont try to appear as just and correct by explaining shit.

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    • Be patient, FUNA sensei need to buy time to think.
      Because she release 4 chapters in all series per week = 1000+ words per day.

      Don’t worry. This Arc only have 2 chapters left.
      And we will have “Break of the marriage” ARC and then “Goddess again” Arc

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      • lemme guess, “Break of the marriage” is Maevis’ family arrange a marriage for her without consent. lol. i can totally see that happening. but i think crashing Maevis’ brother marriage because of Maevis’ love for her brother would be interesting too. highly unlikely though.

        and i guess the “Goddess again” would have something to do with Mile being Adel again for a short while after resolving Maevis’ problem.

        can’t wait to see common how sense-chan suffer. ahahaha

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  3. “And of course, a throughout interrogation was done in the past few days.”
    Shouldn’t it be thorough here instead?

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    • At first when FUNA sensei only have Mile, she release 1 chapter per day.
      After writing Kaoru, FUNA sensei changes to 3 Mile Chapters per weeks.

      After wrting Mitsuha, FUNA sensei changes to 2 Mile chapter per week (Monday and Thursday)
      Kaoru in (Wednesday)
      Mitsuha in (Tuesday)

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  4. Suggestion:
    And they can understand that the girls want to return to the town because {it’s painful (troublesome)}->{they need to turn the troublesome bandits to the guards},
    But the merchant party can’t help {but}->{to be} surprise with {the capacity that}->{their capability that is} out of common sense. (In a half day only with 4 young girls captured around 40 bandits)

    Actually, {}->{even} when the number of escorts has decreased by one, there is no big influence.

    『It is {obvious that you are a sender of a}->{obviously that you are the swnder of this} letter. Well, it’s not a lie if we look at this …』(GM)

    As he said that, the Guild Master looked at the bandits who were connected to the carriage in {disgusting eyes}->{disgusted eyes.}

    『I understand. {It was}->{thanks for your} hard work, leave the rest to me』(GM)

    After talking with the merchant’s leader {}->{for} a while, Guild Master

    Guild Master and other officers used.
    … Yeah, {that’s it}->{and that’s the end of it}.

    The guild masters order the staff members to move the bandits {on it}->{into it (the prisoner carriage)}.

    and went ahead on his horse to the town {Zarbak}->{Zarbaf}.

    Even though this isn’t their {professionals,}->{profession,and} they are only vassals but they will be the fill-in today.

    Because some of the defendants are {officials}->{officers} of the Hunter Guild, there are several guild staff, including Guild Master

    Then, after confirming the {simple guilty}->{all have arrived}, first of all, it is the punishment for {true}->{big group} bandits.

    『All of you will get a life {criminal slaver}->{time criminal slave} punishment』(Judge)

    The thieves keep their hard facial expressions and don’t {wiggle}->{resist}.
    It is reasonable.

    {}->{between} Lifetime criminal {slaver}->{slave} or 800 years criminal slave punishment,

    And the family of Darlam will be criminal {slaver}->{slave} for twenty years』(Judge)

    Hunter Guild is a {credit}->{credible} business.
    And it’s a large organization that crosses the country.

    {It was good}->{but it was more better} to tell the Guild Master that he was threatened without providing information to the bandits.

    “{Even if you hear}->{because of you obey to} what the bandits say, your wife and children will fall into hell, {the correct action is}->{your correct action should be} immediately reporting to the Guild Master”

    Darlam is an accomplice of the mass murder, and because {he}->{the judge} insists that it is the reason, his wife and children are also the same sin.
    It is a logic that is totally {unacceptable}->{acceptable} in this country.

    Yes, the fact that {Evik}->{Ivik} infiltrated as a spy and the guild staff acted as an accomplice.

    At first, the bandit leaders didn’t talk, because they thought they would get a {life criminal slaver sentence}->{life time criminal slave sentence/punishment} for sure,

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  5. “At first, the bandit leaders didn’t talk, because they thought they would get a life criminal slaver sentence for sure,
    The bandit leaders thought they wouldn’t get a death sentence.
    But after being hurt a little, they threw up everything easily, because of the girls in the same carriage.”

    Pauline, what are you doing to them?

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  6. I thought the arc would go on with round 2 bandit fishing by giving the credit to the merchant caravan claiming red oath was ‘saved’ but would then ‘foolishly’ go out again on their own since it was ‘safe from bandits now’. I also thought of another ‘big battle’ when GM came to ‘receive’ them just to try to silence them. Oh well, alls well that ends well. Hope they really fished out all the traitors though

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  7. I’m grateful for the translation, but seriously, why do I keep seeing pictures that isn’t even related to the chapter, recycling pictures over and over again.

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    • Those pictures were the [Previous] [Table of Contents] [Next] Button.
      Find the link each time is really bothersome and ineffective.
      Save it on the picture will save me the time needed to make [Previous] [Table of Contents] [Next] Button

      Don’t tell me, you never use these button?

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        • depends. i would open the toc. then the chapters is open on another tab. after finishing the chapter, just close the tab and open the toc tab again. the reason i do that is because sometimes the button does not work. would use it if the button works. if not, i would just close the tab.

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  8. As always, common sense is broken yet again…
    I wonder if Common sense has already gained “Mindbreak Resistance”

    Anyway thank you for your translation!!!

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  9. “Regarding of things in the territory, the Lord has all legislative, administrative and judicial rights.”

    This hits close to home.
    Funa sensei sure likes her(sensei is female right?)ROE and laws.

    I bet she knows her constitution well.

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  10. Thanks for the chapter ^.^

    Punishment to his family? While the himself got executed? Isn’t it just the same as “Killing his family slowly”. Such a cruel government…

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    • Our values are not their values. If they are a more communal people, ‘familial responsibility’ would be normal. Our values only got changed due to modern transportation where the kids can end up far, far away from their parents and the ‘nuclear family’ (family with lots of sub branches) became redundant.

      To them, the family is a double balance, for one ‘If you cared about your family, you don’t do these things’ is a promise of reprisal that deters people from doing it and ‘the family should have dissuaded him’ is their ancient version of peer pressure.

      Their social dynamics is a lot different from modern ones.

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      • While I agree that their values are not ours, and that they have communal values, it was not recently (when children started often living far from their parents) that individual responsibility (over communal responsibility) became common in western civilization. It has been around in most of Europe since around the fall of the Roman Empire. Albeit, during the middle ages extreme minority groups that lived in their own small enclaves / villages were often still treated communally (eg: the Roma and the Jews), but the vast majority of the population were treated individually, which is why it is so jarring for me to see this portrayed here – in a supposedly pseudo-medieval Europe setting. If it were at least a Roman-style setting I could accept it, since the Roman empire likewise practiced communal responsibility and punishment.

        That said, I know that there are places in the far east where only in the last century or two that communal punishment has been removed from consideration. I suspect this is perhaps why the author made use of it – since as recently as their great-grandparents (or their great-greats) such was probably practiced in parts of Japan. That does not make it any easier to accept.

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        • True, yeah but why should they need our acceptance? It’s a question that only people living there are allowed to decide for themselves if it is acceptable behaviour, otherwise it is us forcing them to behave a specific way by compulsion and strongarming them.

          And the problem to that is what is ‘acceptable’ to them might not be what is ‘acceptable’ to you and me and vice versa. Your values, ironically, might be a massive insult to people that don’t share them, same as their ways might be an insult to you.

          I can’t remember where I read it but in Victorian times, things like adultery and promiscuity were seen as normal and natural while things like masturbation were ‘evil and unnatural’, yet today masturbation is seen as normal while promiscuity is frowned upon as excessive, an inversion of values. Values change and the things people see as ‘unacceptable’ change too.

          Who knows, maybe in 500 years, ‘individual responsibility’ might be seen as ‘people who don’t care about others’ and ‘communal responsibility’ might become the norm again. The pendulum of time does strange things.

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