Mile Chapter 239: Ascham Viscountess 8
『Wh… what is that!?』(Enemy Soldier)
『A bird?』(Enemy Soldier)
『A Wyvern?』(Enemy Soldier)
『No, that… that is…』(Enemy Soldier)
『…a goddess…』(Enemy Soldier)
Imperial troops fell into great confusion.
And Mile’s voice echoes further.
『Justice without power is meaningless.
And the power without justice is evil.
Therefore, in the name of me, the goddess, I hereby declare 《You are guilty》!』(Mile)
Her heart is already burning. After 《Objection》
Mile now became like a Judge and said another line on the list of lines that she’d like to say someday.
『Don… don’t be fooled! It must be a trick…』(Enemy Captain)
The captain that’s near the scene shouted that out loud and scolded the soldiers.
Even so, he realized there was no such mechanism, there are neither buildings nor large trees that could be used to hang people in the vicinity.
There are no cranes and lines either.
And above all, the existence of gods and devils was commonly believed in this world.
So, the captain could never say the word 《There’s no goddess》
However, they couldn’t just come back with a reason like 《because we were admonished by the goddess, we withdrew》
If he reports with such a thing, there’s no doubt that he will be beheaded or hanged.
However, such things are not related to soldiers.
Even if there are rulers who execute commanders and officers, who were unable to meet expectations, no one would execute all 5000 soldiers.
The soldiers stopped their feet and didn’t move forward.
『Those, who invaded without a declaration of war, is neither an army nor a soldier.
And those unfaithful mortals won’t be able to reach the paradise of brave warriors, Valhalla, even if they die.
There are only the tickets to hell for those mortals.
Now, receive the goddess’ punishment!』(Mile)
And the magic pattern imitating the head of the wolf, floating in the air.
From the mouth part, thunder was released in front of the Imperial army.
(T.N: Galaxy Cyclone Braiger Braithunder)
Yes, it’s the goddess punishment, thunder magic was released from the wolf head against the Imperial Army.
It was 《Brai Thunder!》
The surroundings were wrapped in silence.
The Imperial Army too.
And also people in the main town should have listened to everything by Mile’s air vibration magic.
But everyone was just stunned, from the roads, from the window, from the roof of the buildings in the main town
Some have fallen into fear.
Some people shine their eyes with hope and awe.
Everyone just stopped their movement and looked up at the sky.
(……What should I do……) (Mile)
Mile is in trouble.
Nobody is going to move, no one talks either.
(How long must I fly …) (Mile)
Yes, Mile was waiting for the Imperial Army to withdraw.
It’s no wonder that she can kill the soldiers of the Imperial Army repeatedly with thunder.
Yet, nobody moves…
And as Mile looking back to the Ascham army, from the far side of her field of view.
A large group of soldiers is approaching from the north side of the main town, and that is from the opposite side to the Imperial army, they will reach the main town soon.
The number is much more than the Imperial Army on the south side.
It’s about 4 to 5 times the Imperial Army of 5000.
It’s impossible for the Imperial Army to come from the north side in this situation.
Yes, it was the Brandel Kingdom Army, the King Army and the joint army of each Territory Army.
Maevis’ trio aware of this army earlier than Mile because Mile didn’t turn her face back after flying up.
Neither Pauline nor Maevis said that the kingdom side would still dispatch soldiers…, The Kingdom Army is speeding up?
Did they notice the presence of the Imperial army?
…, Bad… bad… bad… this is bad,
Regardless of the Imperial Army, no matter who in the Kingdom noticed me will be bad!!』(Mile)
Mile is talking that out loud, but of course, she doesn’t use air vibration magic, so her voice never reaches anyone.
Then, the impatient Mile descended straight, became invisible, got away from the Imperial Army and merged with Rena’s Trio.
『We will withdraw!』(Rena)
Rena took away the words of Mile planned to talk and instructed everyone so.
『『Oh!!』』(Pauline + Maevis)
『… …. Oh … ….』(Mile)
And 《Red blood is justice》withdrew from the site at full speed, moved away to the south, left the battlefield behind…
『Commander, an enemy army appeared on the north side of the main town!』(Enemy Staff)
In order to grasp the overall situation of the battlefield, the Commander stood on a hill to watch over his army, received reports and gave out command from the war flag signal…
『What!? But Ascham’s Army should be defending in the main town now…』(Enemy Commander)
The Army has yet to recover from the sudden appearance, disappearance, and the prestige of the Goddess.
And now, the staff report another bad news to the commander.
『No, it’s not! It wasn’t the Ascham army, but the Brandel Kingdom Army!
Although the number of their soldiers has not been completely confirmed, there are at least 20 thousand
It’s probably considerably more than that!』(Enemy Staff)
If they march at full speed, they might get in the main town before the kingdom army.
However, Ascham army 300 and all the inhabitants are still hidden in the main town.
It won’t be easy to capture the main town.
And right after that, they must face the Kingdom army several times as many as their army.
It is a suicidal act.
Besides, the main town isn’t a castle town, and there’s no fortified barrier around the town, nor is there a castle.
The Imperial Army has lost their goods, supplies, there are only a few advantages from obstacles and many drawbacks when they capture the main town and defend there.
《Law of the triple number of attacker》 doesn’t apply in such a situation.
Besides the Imperial soldiers have been doubting each other, they had no food for the past few days, the water in their own water bottle has been exhausted.
They could barely move with the slight water distribution created by the magicians.
Without morale, physical strength, and loyalty, the Imperial army will be annihilated without fail before the Kingdom Army.
In the analysis of our experts, there should be no response from the Brandel kingdom yet.
They should abandon the weak territory in the frontier, constructing a defensive line behind that.
They shouldn’t be here unless they finished gathering enough soldiers and fully preparing with proper strategy!
For that reason, we didn’t start the full-scale invasion yet but concentrated on capturing this land as the relay point!
Don’t tell me, the Brandel Kingdom was aware of our second stage strategy beforehand and prepared this counterattack!』(Enemy Commander)
Behavior prediction of the enemy side, etc. are merely their own predictions to the last.
Even if they can fully grasp all accurate information and the way the other party thinks, things might not go according to the plan.
And it goes without saying that if they were grabbing a lack of information or incomplete information, they could never be more wrong.
『Look at the banner over the head of the enemy!
There are banners of each Aristocratic Territory of the Brandel Kingdom.
…That is the King Army and the crest of the royal family!』(Enemy Staff)
The staff shouts again, and the commander can’t help but be surprised.
『Why … Why were they so serious?
For such weak and rural aristocratic territory of the frontier?
And a Royal?
It doesn’t seem that the king can go out.
Then isn’t that the first prince?
The second prince is still young.
But could they really let the Crown Prince, who is first in the line of the throne, go to the frontline and command the army to defend such rural land?
Foolish! That’s just foolish!!』(Enemy Commander)
One of the staff members incompetent enough to just watch the state of the commander.
『Commander, your command! There is no time for this!』(Enemy Staff)
Whether they want to retreat or attack, they have to hurry.
As the commander, he can’t let the army remain without instructions.
Even if it’s a fight till death or a retreat, the soldiers will obey if it’s the command of the commander.
The staff looks at the commander with such prepared eyes.
『… Withdrawal! Retreat immediately, get out of the battlefield!』(Enemy Commander)
The staff thought that this commander would command the attack with how angry he was just now, so, he couldn’t help but be surprised with this unexpected order.
And as the commander saw that, he muttered.
『I don’t mind both historians or later generations to call me as 《A fool》 if I fight a great war for our country.
However, I don’t want to be called as 《A fool who caused 5000 soldiers to die in vain》…』(Enemy Commander)
And then, he yelled at a loud voice this time.
『If you do not retreat faster than our enemy’s advancement speed, you will be attacked from behind and will be annihilated!
Allow abandonment of everything except what is necessary for our return.
Now, MOVE!!』(Enemy Commander)
The staff members rushed to relay the command.
If they are permitted to give up supplies and equipment, they might be able to escape from enemy forces, who are fully equipped.
Now, the Imperial forces ran with their lives with the hope that they could escape from the enemy…
『We have earned enough of distance.
Let’s change the direction of our movement soon, bypass the main town with a large margin and let us go to the east side.
If we go south as we are, we will enter the Empire territory and we will be chased by the Imperial Army』(Rena)
《Red blood is Justice》… No, since the mercenary mission has ended.
Now the girls already change back to the hunter party 《Red Oath》…
They had moved to the south from the battlefield, and now, Rena set up the next action plan.
But Pauline objected to Rena’s proposal.
『As it is, there will be a lot of dead for the Imperial army because they can’t afford to reach the river.
With only water created by a few magicians, let alone 5000 soldiers, they will not be able to supply for the horses that need a lot of water…
Soldiers aren’t at fault, they only follow the order from the country.
They are different from the rogue or criminal, I want to help them out a bit …』(Pauline)
Yes, excellent magicians don’t often fight with soldiers at the battlefront with the army.
If they were talented enough, they wouldn’t do something dangerous like becoming ordinary soldiers or fighting in a war for little pay.
Even if they took military service, they would get officer treatment or even court magician.
In other words, the number of magicians who will serve in the field is really small and rather weak.
Also, the amount of water that a weak magician can create is rather low, about 10-30 liters per day.
For calculating, a human need about 2 liters of water per day.
For 5000 people, it’s 10 tons.
And one horse needs about 30 liters, the water for 15 soldiers.
And higher rank military people will prefer one knight to 15 miscellaneous soldiers.
The magicians that can only produce a small amount of water, they can not create tens of tons of water every day with magic even if they trade their lives for it.
In the first place, if they create a lot of water in the same place, the moisture in the air will be gone and the no more water can be created.
And furthermore, in order to fight with magic, the magicians won’t use all the magical power to create water and exhausting all of their magical power.
It’s equal to saying to swordsmen 《Lend your sword to other soldiers and fight with barehand in the battlefield》, there are no magicians to accept such a thing.
That’s why the magicians only created water for about half of their magical power, or at most two-thirds.
In other words, the soldiers weren’t given enough water to move properly and continue a march, and it was only a matter of time before many soldiers die.
And the three girls can’t help but surprise with Pauline’s suggestion.
『You, who are you?』(Rena)
『Is this an enemy magician in disguise?
Hey, where have you been hiding the real Pauline?』(Maevis)
『Rena-san, Maevis-san, please calm down!!』(Mile)
And then the three girls got yelled at by the seriously angry Pauline…