T.N: Because the translator from the other site, who translated chapter 1 (8 parts) has deleted his translations so I retranslate it for both new readers and old readers who want to remember the story to read. It was surprisingly short and easy to translate.
Cathia Chapter 1-1: Letter from the capital
Would you like to go to the capital in my stead?」(Tim)
(T.N: Tim calls Cathia as Cathy, lack “a” but Cathi seems weird, that’s why “Cathy”)
Suddenly, Ojii-sama said that as he was wiping his sweat in front of the well after finishing his daily training.
「The capital, isn’t it?
It’s a long way off.
And what does it mean by “in your stead”?」(Cathia)
Ojii-sama makes a slightly troubled face.
Is it something hard to say?
In his stead? Is it a meaningless errand for Ojii-sama?
「I have mentioned that I used to be a guard-knight, right?
I was a comrade who has been on the battlefield for a long time with Spike, the predecessor king.」(Tim)
I’ve heard that story before.
He seems to have been a friend of the position beyond the king and his vassal.
As I listened to that part, I made a guess.
「Perhaps the letter you received in the village yesterday is…」(Cathia)
It had a gorgeous binding and fine paper.
The delivery person also wasn’t the one who usually comes to the village.
「Umu, here is the point of that convocation letter…
Apparently, his successor son, the current King Alan, died without appointing the next successor.
Among the three of his grandchildren, the first prince Edgar, the first princess Lily, and the second prince Karil.
It seems that he wants to recommend his granddaughter Lily as a successor.
And it seems that he wants my support as a backing for her」(Tim)
Apparently, political change is happening in the capital.
It was my first time hearing, though.
Well, this place is in the mountainous countryside…
Also, as far as I’ve heard so far, it seems that this country is not primogeniture.
Since the king who had the right to nominate his successor has died, it seems that it’s necessary to gather supporters and obtain a cause for claiming to be the King.
「So, why is Ojii-sama called?
You have already retired.
Besides, your impact might be rather small for a former guard knight to return.」(Cathia)
「I was very popular with the people.
I don’t know how it is now, but as long as the letter comes in this way, I will still be influential.
At that time back then, I was called Kensei (Divine Blade/Divine Sword).」(Tim)
Just now, did he just something (Sugoi) amazingly “chuuni” in the middle of the day?
「Divine Sword, right? Was Ojii-sama called Divine Sword?」(Cathia)
「It’s a story when I was active…
I tell you, I didn’t call myself with something like that!」(Tim)
As expected, that title was embarrassing. And it seems that he had a bitter face at first.
Given the flow of the story, it needs to be explained.
I think he’s cool, but Divine Sword.
「Ei, I don’t like that look from my granddaughter!
Don’t throw your wooden sword so suddenly, isn’t that dangerous?」(Cathia)