Mile Chapter 239: Ascham Viscountess 8

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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.
Definitely…

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.

 

『Brai Thunder!』(Mile)

(T.N: Galaxy Cyclone Braiger Braithunder)

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Yes, it’s the goddess punishment, thunder magic was released from the wolf head against the Imperial Army.
It was 《Brai Thunder!》

 

Pisha~,doo~on! (SFX)

 

Silence.
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.
That means…

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.

 

『Why, why…
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.

 

『E…everyone, quickly…』(Mile)

『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)

『What?』(Enemy Commander)

 

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.

 

『Why?
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!
Why…
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.

 

『『『Eeeeeeeeeehhh!!』』』(Mile’s Trio)

 

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)

『Whaaaaaaaa…at!?』(Pauline)

 

And then the three girls got yelled at by the seriously angry Pauline…


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77 comments

    • well, they don’t know that the true successor of that territory is a host of the goddess and the king truly fear what will happen if the goddess got angry when she know that the territory of her host has been taken by enemy

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      • And I thought Mile will show off a lot of otherworldly magic like the fight with ancient dragon. And the goddess disappear after 30 seconds, somehow i feel a bit disappointed.

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      • Kind of glad that behind all of the misconception about the european medieval era the author didn’t forgot that

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  1. Thank you.
    I had to reread 『Brai Thunder!』 because I had read it as 『Braai Thunder!』. In this part of the world that would have looked like a fiery lightning or something.
    Never underestimate the power of religion, no matter how false it is.

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  2. Today marks the birth of the idiot commander wielding 5000 men who lost against 300, common folks, and 4 suspicious people.

    There are mixed accounts among the footmen and officers of a strange being floating in midair who summoned lightning to smite infidels. However central command dismissed such allegations as excuses of a defeated dog.

    Some historians however argue that rather than an idiot the commander is a unsung hero who saved 5000 lives from pointless deaths at the cost of his honor and as such be declared as full of mandom.

    Who is this impostor !!

    There is no way the big tits devil has compassion and empathy for anyone outside her party and family !!

    For the cowardly infidels 5000 strong, can we hereby declare a holy war in retribution for their barbaric acts?

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  3. I’m kinda curious if the ‘true successor’ was just an excuse or if someone really saw him/herself as an successor, for example the half-sister of our average protagonist…

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    • I think it was a just an excuse. I really doubt it was the half-sister, she had no blood claim to the title and knows it.

      The empire seems to be messing with all its neighbors and I expect a full out war is approaching.

      They might have had a cousin or something who thought they deserved the title, but nothing that would justify an invasion. Honestly I think her relatives had no excuse for not noticing what was going on, and held back in hope of claiming the title once Adel was gone/erased.

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      • the empire deeds so far:

        disguise as thieves and disturb merchant route

        suggesting riot to stupid villager, village almost get punish or exterminated.

        attacking other territory without declaration of war

        anyone want to add more?

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        • If many of their attempts are foiled by Red Oath, the girls should become known to the Empire’s higher up, and watched closely (if they can). Unless the people in charge of the Empire’s intelligence are incompetent.

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        • 40 soldiers fake as bandits (all get captured, no-one return to report)
          1 man in disguise spread riot to the village (get capture, no-one return to report)

          Attack a territory without declaring of war.
          First time the soldiers return to report.

          Next action.
          Foiled again by the Goddess.
          Second time the soldiers return to report.

          Next action
          Foiled again by the Goddess.
          The Great Emperor become a scady cat that shivering upon the Goddess’ punishment.

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        • Yes.

          Next action
          Foiled by the Goddess again

          Next action
          Foiled by the Goddess again
          The Great Emperor becomes a scady cat that doesn’t dare to do anything again

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        • interesting
          i want to see that emperor action get destroyed by our average goddess soon
          What chapter will it be?

          i see some of your comment said the emperor will be punished at around chapter 300
          and what about 2 action foiled before that? ^^

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        • Chapter 257: Goddess appear before the Imperial Army again.
          And warning the soldiers again.

          And Chapter 299-300:
          The Empire planned something bad again.
          The Goddess had reach her patient limit and became so angry (the setting) coming directly to the palace to warn and punish the Emperor.
          The next days, an order to “Abort” the invasion right away or your head will fly.

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        • thank you for information

          I cant tell how much i want to see that coming soooooon

          Thanks again for this frequently update

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  4. Disappear with the sound of thunder. Kirin!
    What a Sasuke-esque magic tho lol.

    An average aristocrat can be averagely popular.

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  5. Nonono, you guys got it all wrong. 5000 dead people means 5000 potential money maker gone. Pauline just planning the long term here.

    That said. If I was the commander, I’ll also kill those fleeing 5000 soldiers. Think about it, they return empty handed in an important AND supposedly easy mission, and wasted many supplies. They’ll probably be executed the moment they go back, so they might not go back and live as bandits in the territory.

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  6. Just to make sure, Pauline said she feels pity for those soldiers, but did she say “give for free”???
    Those are 5000 troops hungry and thirsty, but a merchant would see 5000 costumers.
    Also, too late for Mile, know the kingdom will know she cares.
    Thanks for the chapter! It was fun.

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  7. Thanks for the chapter!!

    Pauline might be thinking about how Mile, Rena and Maevis will be if they hear that the 5000 soldiers died. Since they know that they are just Average soldiers they might feel bad later, “we killed 5000 people”. Since Pauline is the more “I don’t care about you” kind if girl from the group she might be thinking about the others before herself.

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  8. suggestion:
    Her heart is already burning. After 《{Ojbjection}->{Objection}》
    Mile now became like a Judge and said

    There are {}->{no} cranes and lines either.
    And above all, the existence of gods and devils was commonly believed in this world.

    The Army has yet to recover from the sudden appearance, disappearance, and the {remark}->{prestige} of the Goddess.

    obstacles and many drawbacks when they capture the [maint own}->{main town} and defend there.

    《Law of {triple attack}->{three way battle}》 doesn’t apply in such a situation.

    If they are permitted to give up supplies and equipment, {the}->{they} might be able to escape from enemy forces, who have fully
    equipped.

    The magicians can that can only produce a small amount of water, {we}->{they} can not create tens of tons of water every day with magic even {}->{if}they trade their lives for it.

    And then the three girls got yelled at by the {serious}->{seriously} angry Pauline…

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    • I’m fairly sure that this correction isn’t right:
      《Law of {triple attack}->{three way battle}》 doesn’t apply in such a situation.

      This sentence is referring to the idea that in order to successfully attack a fortified location such as a castle or a town with a large wall around it, you need three times the number of attackers as there are defenders. Otherwise you are better off going with a prolonged siege that cuts off any incoming supplies. Thus, they are saying that since the town isn’t fortified, then even if they took it, it wouldn’t help them to defend against the large army.

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  9. Currently not binging~

    Tnx for the chapt.!
    Wow~… Didnt expect Mile to run away immediately when the kingdom’s army arrived.(tho i understand y she did).
    They’ll probably go the Empire nxt right.,?

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  10. If I have a hat right now, I’ll take my hat off to your translating speed. I really enjoy being anle to read 1-2 chapters daily. Thanks for your hard work 🙂

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  11. Will the king believe the account of the Aschem people of the goddes of lady Mabel, what I mean is will the king think the goddes inside Adel is Mabel, or will the king catch on that it was a trick.

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  12. Brai thunder or Lightning Brier?

    She looks like summoning prickly thorns of lightnings so “brier” is better and definitely thunder are just sounds and in the illustration are lightning storms, I think lightning brier should be correct?

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      • It’s not “Brai Thunder” but 「無頼(ぶらい)サンダー!」which is roughly translated as “Villain/Scoundrel Thunder”. I also see many more mistranslated sentences.

        For example, these sentences:

        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.

        The original:
        もう、ぐだぐだであった。ヤケクソになったマイルは、ただ、『いつか言ってみたい台詞シリーズ』を適当に羅列しているだけである。

        Roughly translated to:
        Really, it was wordy/long-winded. It’s just that Mile, who became desperate, is only citing improvisationally.

        There are others but I don’t have the time to check it all.

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        • Correction:
          Really, it was wordy/long-winded. It’s just that Mile, who became desperate, is only citing “lines she’d liked to try saying one day” improvisationally.

          Dunno why the phrase in quotation mark went missing. I used the pointy bracket in the previous comment for the phrase.

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  13. 『Wh… what is that!?』(Enemy Soldier)

    『A bird?』(Enemy Soldier)

    『A Wyvern?』(Enemy Soldier)

    『No, that… that is…』(Enemy Soldier)

    『…the devil of Rhine…』(Enemy Soldier)

    Hehe this one is also a flying loli

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  14. Oh boy, if the Wonder Three heard about this… I can already hear the sound of three cute face-palms.
    Thanks for the hard work!

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  15. Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    *gives some of the villagers an acting script*
    Villager A: “huh? Whats this?”
    Villager B: “..A Bird? ..a wyvern? How do you even mistake a wyvern as a bird?”
    Villager C: “..eh? Can you read this for me? I don’t know how to read..”

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    • Btw, even tho mile said accept the punishment, did she even strike a single person with that thunder?
      They seemed to only fall down and cower in fear, but no one seems to drop dead drom the thunder..

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  16. Did it really 20
    thousand or typo?
    How can a kingdom dispatch that many soldier while empire only send 5000,unless its mercenary

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    • no, it is not typo empire really send only parts of their troops to capture borderland territory. so empire didn’t send their full force army

      but kingdom did their best to find goddess, recruit all soldier from every territory and protect her territory not to fall to enemy.
      ———-+
      commander “why so serious?” what are you , Joker?

      of course every country need to protect his peoples so they need to be serious.

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    • It was supposed to be a small raid to take up territory they thought was unimportant. They would not want to send more in case it provoked a big reaction.

      Their thinking: “5,000 people for one small territory will probably not look like an invasion of the whole kingdom so they won’t take too excessive action.”

      It’s like the Falklands War, Argentina thought the UK won’t react too badly for land so far away but instead the whole British armed forces came down on their heads.

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  17. Loli cant contein this chat group and or abilitybto autospoil/predic. Our lolis heroeines actions. Jajaja

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  18. it’s the same Pauline… why so shocked?
    selling them the supplies they own in the first place >.> what a rip off, so evil.
    the question is how?
    set up stall somewhere on their path? kek… that would be hard af. how will you serve 5000 starving soldiers? might even cause stampede… and 5000 is no joke srsly >.>
    do they even have money btw? i doubt a soldier going to war with the possibility of dying would even bring money >.< if they have it would be small amount

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  19. Thanks for the chapter

    The kingdom send full force to help Ascam teritory
    That explain how much they care for our goddess ^^

    but for me , i want to see how mile manage this without the kingdom reinforcement
    but if she do that she cant have averege life anymore so it against this story concept T,T

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  20. Don’t be fooled by Pauline.
    She suggested to offer their help to the Imperial Army not because of goodwill, but because she’ll ask for payment for their service.
    I can picture it that she’ll make a deal w/ the Imperial commander by offering them food and water but in exchange, she’ll ask for all the gold on them.

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  21. “The staff shouts again, and the commander can’t help but {surprise} > {be surprised}.” – the commander isn’t doing any surprising, but is surprised.

    “For such weak and rural aristocratic territory of the frontier?
    And a {Royalty} > {royal}?” – As I understand it a royalty is something collected when you make a contract with someone else to produce and sell your creation. And why wouldn’t they be serious? Even if there wasn’t the goddess in the Ascham girl to consider, they can’t sit back and let the empire pick them apart, weakening them. It’s not CKII or EUIV where one can just out expand stronger competition till they can crush that competition.

    “One of the staff members wasn’t {incompetence to} > {incompetent enough to just} watch the state of the commander.”

    “As the commander, he can’t let the army {stopped} > {stay / remain} without instructions.”

    “Now, the {Imperial} > {Imperials / Imperial forces} ran with their lives with the hope that they could escape from the enemy…” – I can’t think of a situation where imperial isn’t an adjective except when referring to one person of an empire.

    “If they are talented enough, they {won’t} > {wouldn’t} do something dangerous like becoming {soldier,} > {ordinary soldiers or} fighting in a war {with a little payment like an ordinary soldier} > {for little pay}.” – ‘or’: conjunctions are a thing. “With little payment” isn’t wrong, just a bit awkward, but why repeat the soldier thing. Just move the ‘ordinary’ to the first soldier and the intent still applies to the second bit here.

    ——

    《Law of the triple number of attacker》 – What is this anyway? doesn’t make sense.

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