Mile Chapter 240: Ascham Viscountess 9

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Mile Chapter 240: Ascham Viscountess 9

 

『Wh…What did you say?』(Adalberto)

 

His Highness the Crown Prince, Adalberto, the leader of the Brandel Kingdom’s Army shouted in surprised.

 

『Yes, it was as I just told you, your highness.
Ascham was protected by the goddess, who was Ascham’s lady.
Even after her death, Ascham lady still helped out her citizen…』(Junou)

 

Ascham army commander, Junou, reported while shedding tears.

The pursuit of the Imperial Army is left to the King Army and other territory force armies.
Adalberto left the chasing Imperial army to his subordinates, other nobles and stayed in the Ascham territory.
As for the Ascham Army, they remain in the territory to restore the self-defense and damage, sending support to villages and fields, etc.
As for now, Junou let his subordinates take care of this and was reporting to His Highness Prince Adalberto.

There are various reasons why Adalberto led this army.
In order to show the Empire of the will of the Kingdom.
And to fully control the command of every Lord Army.
If it was another great noble, other noble might not completely obey him.

And it is an easy task to crush the Imperial Army, which doesn’t plan for a full-scale invasion yet, with the King Army which has an overwhelming number of soldiers.
Moreover, it is a battle to save the invaded marginal area and protect the national land.
It was a perfect role for Adalberto, who hadn’t experienced an actual war before, to gain the support from local lords.

And even if he got injured in such a duty, there were other lords to replace him taking command of the Army.
And we will have a tale to tell, 《The prince take command of the Kind Army to protect Ascham territory》, a tragic story about the kind heart Prince sacrifice himself to protect his Kingdom.

No, it didn’t work like that at all.

If this was another aristocratic territory, everything would go according to the Empire’s plan.
There will be no emergency King Army dispatch, other nobles won’t join in a hurry.
The Kingdom would take more time to prepare, consult a proper plan before fighting with the empire.
The Kingdom might also abandon that territory and build a defensive line behind it.

 

Actually, when the King heard the report about the invasion of the Empire, he was surprised, was terribly upset and disturbed.
And then he didn’t hold a meeting but instantly dispatched the King Army.
He didn’t even hear the opinions of others…

Normally, the ministers and the senior aristocrats should complain about such dogmatism whether he is the king or not.

But for some reason, everyone agreed at the same time without opposition to the immediate dispatch of their Territory Armies.
And in the end, it became an emergency dispatch order of the national army directly under the King.

 

Regardless of the crisis of the kingdom, if it’s about losing a territory,
The one gets harm is no other than the lord adjacent thereto,
It isn’t a situation where other nobles like to involve in.

 

The Empire had thought about it and chose a suitable land, where they could easily conquer.
A place with a low number of soldiers so that they could avoid casualties and counterattack, a distant place so that reinforcement wouldn’t arrive in time, without a lord, etc.

Yes, normally…
… but somehow aristocrats began urgent sorties one after the other.
The remaining nobles who knew it later also followed in a panic.
Although they don’t know the reason, somehow, they have the feeling things will go wrong unless they send their soldiers here.

 

And Adalberto, of course, knew the circumstances.
Even though the goddess has warned, there were so many witnesses and some of those people didn’t keep silent.
For example, those who were troubled with money, those with high loyalty to superior officers, those who think sweetly that the warning of the goddess wasn’t a big deal, etc …

Of course, Adalberto knew the circumstances, it was also one of the reasons why he was appointed to be the commander of this King Army.

However when they arrived, they couldn’t see Mile from so far away, and they didn’t hear her voice amplified by the air vibration as well, but Adalberto responded to the word 《goddess》

 

(Goddess, and the daughter of the Ascham family!
I finally found you, the one received the love of the goddess, Shrine maiden Adel!!) (Adalberto)

 

Junou seems to think that Adel might already be dead, but of course, Adalbert doesn’t think so.
A girl who had a goddess in her body couldn’t die so easily.

 

(With this, our country got the protection of the goddess through the admired Maiden …) (Adalberto)

 

『Lady Mebel,
She was truly a genuine person who was worthy to become a goddess,
I knew how kind heart she is but I didn’t think that she thought of us so far…』(Junou)

(T.N: For Junou, Adel’s grandfather was the only head of Ascham’s family, Adel’s mother was the treated as a daughter of Ascham and Adel was treated as the Granddaughter of Ascham)

 

『Huh? The name of the Ascham family’s daughter isn’t Adel?』(Adalberto)

 

『Huh?
Young lady Adel is the name of Ascham family’s granddaughter.
The one was manifested as a goddess is her mother, who already passed away, Lady Mebel』(Junou)

『Huh…?
Oooooh,
The mother of Maiden Adel,
I got it now, her Mother who became a goddess possessed and lived in her body…』(Adalberto)

 

Thinking like that, Adalberto was convinced. However.

 

『No, the Goddess has Mebel’s figure…』(Junou)

『Eh, wasn’t the goddess’ body the daughter, Adel?』(Adalberto)

『Young lady Adel disguised her figure and hid in the royal school of the Kingdom 1 year and a half ago, she looked different…』(Junou)

『Huh…………』(Adalberto)

 

After that, Adalberto interviewed those who worked at the Ascham family before getting fired, the witnesses of the goddess.

Everyone gathered and said,

《That was definitely Mebel lady.》
《Her Appearance of the most lovely girl was still intact.》
《Her excellent phrase that exceeds our common sense》
《Such a beautiful girl is no other than Lady Mebel!》

 

Yes, Adel until the age of 8 has only contact with the nanny and the lullaby maid except for her family.

And after the death of her mother and grandfather, both the nanny and the lullaby maid are fired.

The next nanny and maid were hired to take care of 《Prissy, the fake Adel, the only daughter of the Ascham family》

They had no contact with Adel.

Since then, Prissy was introduced as the daughter of the Ascham family to the outside world, and Adel’s figure fading away from everyone’s memory.
Even those who know that Prissy wasn’t an orthodox successor also didn’t remember very well, such as the face of a girl they only saw only a few times in the distance a few years ago.
And since the fired nanny leaves the main Ascham town after she was married to another town, so she wasn’t included in the interview survey.

 

But Lady Mebel was different.

 

《Lady Mebel is a Flower Field all year round》
《A beautiful Girl, who can make you happy just by watching》
《Tomboy Lady Mebel》
《Fearless child》
《Dandelion Lady》, etc.
There were so many different names for lady Mebel because she has left a big impression on many people.
Especially the appearance and behavior of the era when she was called 《Lady Mebel Wandering Period》around 12 to 13 years old.

And no-one has seen Mile until she was about 8 years old, nor knowing she has a very similar appearance to her mother, Mebel, the stunning silver hair that is often expressed in Askham women…

The father and the mother-in-law have also burned all the paintings of Adel and decorated with Prissy’s paintings instead.
… In other words, the citizen here has been brainwashed that Prissy is Adel von Ascham.

So they regarded the current Mile with the same the figure Mebel is 《Ascham’s Daughter, Mebel von Ascham》

Has lady Mebel grown up? Married? That doesn’t matter.
For the people of the Ascham territory, lady Mebel was 《Young Lady Mebel》no matter how old she was.
And now, she has become 《Young Goddess Mebel-sama》

 

There was no one who doubted that the goddess manifested to protect the Ascham territory was lady Mebel.
Including those who witnessed in close range.

 

And Adalberto who thought that he had finally found 《Adel • von Ascham》 the goddess’ beloved Shrine Maiden was confused.

 

(Huh?
Was the Goddess who appeared here different from Maiden Adel?
Was the reason Adel became a shrine maiden because her mother became a goddess?
Or her mother, who has become a goddess, asked another goddess to protect her daughter?
I can’t understand!
What should I do…) (Adalberto)

 

 

………………………………………………………………..

 

 

『By the way, Maevis-san, I heard you said, from the flags of the Brandel Army near the main town, there was the flag of the royal family…?』(Mile)

『Yes, as a person who aims to be a knight.
No matter how many different countries there are, I can’t afford to mistake the flag of the royal family.
I don’t think that his Majesty, the King himself leads the military.
It should the first Prince Adalberto or the royal brother that lead the King Army and serve as the commander of the entire army』(Maevis)

 

Maevis answered Mile’s question with confidence.

 

『Why, why was that happening…』(Mile)

『I do not know, neither Pauline nor I want to say that it is impossible …
But there is no mistake.
That was indeed the flag of Brandel royal family.
I swear on my own name, Maevis!』(Maevis)

『Eh……?』(Mile)

 

No, Mile doesn’t mean that she doesn’t believe what Maevis has said.
Mile is concerned with another word.

 

(The emblem… of the… royal family …
Maevis-sama…) (Mile)


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44 comments

  1. So I’ll ask the question again. Was Adel’s mother also average, at least in looks, in earlier chapters it was brought up that Adel’s face is probably averaged to be pleasing too look at for almost anyone, and that probably the rest of her body is also averaged in a similar way.

    This might be a little presumpsuous of me, but don’t the people already know the Adel’s father tried to userp the family and thus a child with blond hair like the second mother be suspected to be fake, from what we’ve been told Prissy did not look like Adel or Mabel. Count Bonham at least remebered the color of the child’s hair, then again he wasn’t shown other pictures and told this is Adel now just believe it, but I suspect some sceptisisem when one person was replaced with another especially after a suspected userpation. It’s been probably about 7 years at most, if Adel was around 5 when her mother died, so a passive mental reducation is unlikely, that stuff takes time and entire generatrions, Also isn’t it most likely already known that Adel’s Father and step-mother have been exacuted and that Prissy no longer has any claim to the title as she is not the scussessor, They didn’t annonce it, but they didn’t keep it a sceret either, everyone at court is aware so rumors should be around to confirm a suspision, the gag order is mostly on the goddess aspect. Then again this might just be me having more information than anyone else in the story.

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    • Its actually been even less time, Adel’s mother had only been dead for two years before going to school, so its been only 4 – 6 years. With three years where Prissy was the scessor.

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    • Even if they know the Barons Daughter is a Fake how many would have seen Adel? Information woudnt have traveled or would be diorted quite easyly in a middle age world. Mebel was seen and her Image just stuck in their minds. Adel on the other Hand was Pretty much unknown to all. I just dont understood why teh Prince dont ask for a acurate description of teh goodness. Then he woudnt be confused sice jzst by her age since he didnt have an emotional Bound to Mebel he would find out that it only could be Adel by her age.

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  2. suggestion:
    It was a perfect role for Adalberto, the one {}->{who} didn’t experience an actual warfare before, with the support from local lords.

    The one gets harm is no other than the lord adjacent {thereto}->{that territory},

    《That was definitely {Mabel}->{Mebel} lady.》
    《Her Appearance of the most lovely girl was still intact.》

    the stunning silver hair that is often expressed in {Askham}->{Ascham} women…

    So they regarded the current Mile with the same the figure Mebel is 《Ascham’s Daughter, {Mabel}->{Mebel} von Ascham》

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  3. 1. Was the Goddess who appeared here different from Maiden Adel?
    2. Was the reason Adel became a shrine maiden because her mother became a goddess?
    3. her mother, who has become a goddess, asked another goddess to protect her daughter?

    1. No, it is Mebel-sama
    2. most likely
    3. No, it is Mebel-sama herself

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    • 1. No, it’s just your average loli goddess who can even overwhelm ancient dragon. Yup. Just average.

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  4. Hmm… I’m confused! Can anyone explain? Especially the last part?
    Re-read about 4 times and still confused…
    Or Do I need to rest?
    It’s midnight here…
    Anyway thank you for the update!

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    • Well. Adel existence have been erased by her father in the ascham territory. To the ascham people, Prissy is Adel in the ascham territory. So the daughter wasn’t adored much by the people compared to Mabel. So Adel is pretty much non-existent in the Ascham territory. The reason why the prince was confused is because Adel exist while the people os ascham denied Adel existance. People os ascham misstook Adel for being Mabel.

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  5. Thanks for the chapter
    So all the faiths gone to her mother instead

    i feel pitiful for mile-chan
    but it is for her average life after all

    What will they go next?
    Go on the journey, go back to their base country on go greeting with the wonder three

    i cant wait to see it

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  6. No, Mile doesn’t mean that she doesn’t believe what Maevis has said.
    Mile is concerned with another word.

    (The emblem… of the… royal family …
    Maevis-sama…) (Mile)

    ~~~~~

    I don’t understand what is going on with this last bit… Can someone explain please?

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    • (お、王家の紋章……。メ、メンヴィス様…)
      I just literal translate it.

      I thought Mile was worried why the Royalty would lead the army here.
      “Did it mean the Royalty is still looking for her” or worry that “The Royalty would find out about her when they talked with the witness”

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  7. Some people have answered, some have made wrong guesses.
    1. Adel/Mile looks near identical to her Mother Mabel. Hence why Protect Ascham worked so well on Junou.
    2. Adel was the rightful heir whose Noble Family was married then killed in an usurpation of power. Because of this, Adel’s existence was hidden from public view, and even chased away. Local loyal population of her territory believes the False Heir (Prissy, the step sister who replaced Adel/Mile), to be the daughter of Mabel, the Late Lady Ascham.
    3. The Goddess Reveal to the Royal Family was made to the Princess, who described the features as Silver Hair, and when the Royal Family Summoned the Ascham’s Daughter (Prissy), they recognized it was the wrong person, and so the False Ashams.
    End Result:
    Defenders of Ascham believe the Goddess was Mabel the Late Lady, and her Daughter is Prissy the Dead False Heir.
    Royal Prince Adelbert, knowing the Goddess should be the Daughter of Mabel with silver hair, is summarily confused.

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  8. if all else fails…aka your common senses, it’s time for the Adel Simulator to take the stage once again~~~
    you know, her first ‘disciples’ . . .

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  9. No, Mile doesn’t mean that she doesn’t believe what Maevis has said.
    Mile is concerned with another word.

    (The emblem… of the… royal family …
    Maevis-sama…) (Mile)

    What’s the meaning of these part? I read so many times and couldn’t understand. Why Maevis-sama ??

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  10. Thank you for the chapter!

    Sometimes FUNA goes deep, explaining to the utmost detail the most tangential or easily figured out stuff…

    At this rate, I’m afraid that somewhere in the future we would get an explanation about why some supporting character choose to wear brown shoes…

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  11. “It was a perfect role for Adalberto, {the one didn’t experience an actual warfare} > {who hadn’t experienced an actual war} before, {with the} > {to gain(?)} support from local lords.” – The sentence without interjection would read: “It was a perfect role for Adalberto with the support from local lords”. I’m not sure how having the support of the local lords is supposed to play into it being a perfect role for the prince, hence the suggested edit. I could just be confused though. My head does sometimes start to spin when I think about this stuff.

    “But for some reason, everyone agreed at the same time without opposition {and the immediate dispatched} > {to the immediate dispatch of} their Territory Armies.”

    “『Eh, wasn’t the goddess’ body {is} > {} the daughter, Adel?』(Adalberto)” – I’m. . . pretty sure ‘was’ and ‘is’ are different forms of the same verb overlapping here.

    “The father and the mother-in-law have also burned all the {picture} > {paintings} of Adel and decorated with Prissy’s {pictures} > {paintings / portraits} instead.” – Does this world have pictures?

    ——

    “The Kingdom {will} > {would} take more time to prepare, consult a proper plan before fighting with the empire. The Kingdom might also abandon that territory and {built} > {build} a defensive line behind it.” – Oh yeah, that does make sense. Happens all the time in HOI4. . . Wait. . . how get such a grand defensive line with pre-modern tech? In medieval times the threat of an untaken fort behind a nation’s forces typically stalled their advance rather than actual fortifications blocking their army.

    “(Goddess, and the daughter of the Ascham family!
    I finally found you, the one received the love of the goddess, Shrine maiden Adel!!) (Adalberto)” – Hisssss! Stay away. You are the death of fun.

    “And Adalberto who thought that he had finally found 《Adel • von Ascham》 the goddess’ beloved Shrine Maiden was confused.” – Yeeessssss. Fall furthur to bewilderment, worm!

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  12. Noooo…I was hoping for a more epic Mile where she reveal her identity and confront the Royal Family. As much as I want the ‘average’ Mile, I want the story moves forward a bit.

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