Chapter 62 – Ill weeds grow apace even if they’ve become old

“Oy, Klaus! Do you have some grudges against me, too?” (Hermann)

“Grudges? There are. You made light of my grandchildren.” (Klaus)

“You want to make them nobles!?” (Hermann)

“That’s only natural, isn’t it?” (Klaus)

“Haa? Are you really saying that?” (Hermann)

“Of course I am.” (Klaus)

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A rebellion occurred, plotted by the village headman Klaus, in the Knight Baumeister territory which is my home.
At the time I heard the report, I wasn’t able to believe it.
Klaus is certainly a dubious person who schemes various thing behind the scenes.
However, at the same time he is a capable man.
Causing something like a rebellion with this timing, even a child can see that it obviously has no chance to succeed. I didn’t believe that Klaus to not realize such a thing.

“So, what’s the military strength of the rebel army?”

In any case, it won’t do if I don’t command the soldiers at high speed first.
Hiring the adventurers who came to the Baumeister territory, Klaus, together with them, has caught Hermann-nii-san, his family, the servants of the mansion and the stationed subordinate warriors and put them under house arrest.
In other words, since the territory’s governing system got paralysed, I have to deal with it as I’m their patron as well as the head of the main family.

『U~~~m. Who will serve as commander?』

『I’m busy…』

Although it will be someone of the guard unit, they are busy with securing the city where all of the development helpers and adventurers gather.
Or rather, a rebellion at this period of time had a meaning close to harassment.
Thorsten, who is the top of the guard unit, seems to deal with it by assigning his subordinate to it as he can’t move himself.

『Will it be fine with Moritz?』 (Thorsten)

Because of Thorsten’s recommendation, it resulted in Wilma’s elder brother, Moritz, participating and leading 50 soldiers.

『Isn’t the number of soldiers a bit low?』 (Wendelin)

『Are there any magicians among the rebel army?』 (Moritz)

『Doesn’t look like it.』 (Wendelin)

The rebel army which occupied the mansion consists of Klaus, Walter, Karl, 5 approved young residents and around 20 adventurers.
Their total number is around 30 and it has been confirmed that they don’t have anything like a magician either.

『To mention anything else, they are using an entrenchment strategy without any intention to come attacking from the beginning.』

If they unskilfully try to gain full control over the territory just because they seized the feudal lord, it will just incur losses from being counter-attacked and Klaus realizes that as well.
Besides, the strategy of using the feudal lord as game piece will hinder the Junior Commander, the other subordinate warriors and the male residents to become a military force.

『Anyway, it’s certainly essential to dispatch soldiers as fast as possible.』 (Wendelin)

『True. Moritz, get the soldiers ready.』 (Thorsten)

『Yes, sir.』 (Moritz)

Even if we have to send reinforcements later on, we reached the conclusion that this military force would be enough for now and I sent Moritz and the soldiers to the Knight Baumeister territory with teleportation using several trips.

『Check only your own equipment perfectly! Lord-sama will carry the food and other necessary goods.』 (Moritz)

『Haa… My first feudal army dispatch is for the suppression of a rebellion…』 (Wendelin)

While I sigh, we transfer to the Knight Baumeister territory with the usual members including me and a soldier. We were greeted by the Junior Commander and the residents, which were mobilised by him. They had arranged their military forces in order to surround the mansion.

“Why did that village headman stage something like a rebellion?” (Erwin)

“Who knows. Just ask him directly.” (Wendelin)

“No, that’s the job of Feudal Lord-sama.” (Erwin)

Erw’s question was quite basic.
Even so, we dispatched solders swiftly since a rebellions is a rebellion after all. But since we were able to deploy military forces on the spot albeit only few, Moritz was admiring my magic.
Also, given that I’m able to carry food, water and the necessary goods in my magic bag, he highly praised it as wonderful as a supply unit was unneeded.
I hear that he guarded the supply unit as training in his time as soldier of the royal army. Apparently he still remembered the difficulty of that well.

“After a rebellion occurs in a small territory like this, the royal army will join the reinforcements because the feudal lord and his family were captured. There is also hypothetical training like that.” (Moritz)

According to Moritz, it is crucial to send soldier in an as early stage as possible during such time.

“The numbers of the rebel army and such, though that only obvious…” (Moritz)

They seized the feudal lord first because they are only few. If that’s neglected for an extended period of time, it would very likely result in something foolish.
The fief’s population would gradually start to do as they are told by the rebel army.

“That’s because their leader has been captured and is absent.” (Moritz)

Therefore it is necessary for me to relieve the fief’s population by quickly entering the territory.

“For that reason the transport of food and goods becomes urgent.” (Moritz)

If the soldiers, who were dispatched to suppress the rebellion, did something like requisiting those on-site just because they got nothing to eat, that would become a cause for the population to be pushed towards the side of the rebel army.
Therefore it’s necessary to prepare food and such as fast as possible.

“How about buying it with money?” (Wendelin)

“That’s alright if there’s surplus food, but…” (Moritz)

If there isn’t, you will have to push the money on them and requisite it forcefully.
However, such deed would trigger a flag of getting pincer-attacked by the fief’s population and the rebel army.
That’s because from their point of view, the royal army, which had stolen the food, would be nothing else but a rebel army as well.

“This matter was easy this time.” (Moritz)

The soldiers were transferred with magic and there are large quantities of food in my magic bag.
Because the support was quick, the retainers, who escaped getting captured, participated in the besieging of the mansion together with the soldiers who were recruited from the fief’s population. No chaos or such has occurred thanks to me, the patron, entering the Baumeister territory.
Since Klaus’ group is caging in Hermann-nii-san’s group in the mansion as hostages, they were able to prevent after-effects towards outside the mansion.

“However, the village headman called Klaus had the intention to stop at the occupation of the mansion from the very beginning.”

With his current military forces and the state of affairs, it will be a pipe dream for Klaus to seize the Knight Baumeister territory itself.
In the current situation the inhabitants of the main village shouldn’t sympathize with him and we don’t even have to talk about the other villages.

“The sympathizing residents are 5.”

The soldiers brought by me and the Junior Commander, who avoided capture, successfully finish a complete siege of the mansion by leading the feudal army. The Junior Commander together with several subordinate warriors comes to give a report.
Among them a small man, who seems to be around 30 years old and is called Helge, had investigated the precise number of sympathizing residents in the rebellion.

“Currently they are serving under Hermann-sama as retainers, but originally they were members of farmer families belonging to the main village.” (Helge)

Since the feudal lord together with his family has been captured, they came to report to me who held the right to command them.

“There were even 5 who went along with it?” (Wendelin)

“That’s because they are nothing but young men.”

Should that be called a youthful indiscretion? They were probably skilfully tempted by Klaus when they were holding large dreams of their futures and longings towards the outside world after having been raised in the sticks.

“I’m told that they were lured in by Walter and Karl.”

“Those two, eh…?”

“Yes, it’s those two.”

The person called Reich, who is a relative of the branch family and serves as Junior Commander, reports that these two had previously spouted stupid things in the Knight Baumeister territory.

“They said that they will be given territory in the future because they are the elder brothers of Earl Baumeister-sama.” (Reich)

“Ah, there was such a talk.” (Wendelin)

I thought that I didn’t particularly mind doing that, but ended up being told that it wasn’t allowed at all by father and Hermann-nii-san.
From my point of view who has a Japanese spirit, I consider it necessary to treat Walter and Karl well since they are my half-siblings. That also included the possibility of making them into nobles.
However, according to father’s and Hermann-nii-san’s opinions, no, according to the common sense of the noble society, that is absolutely impossible.
Blue blood and red blood.
There is a absolute difference between these two.

『It’s fine if a former commoner becomes a noble in their generation after clearing a plot of land.』

There are nobles in the central government who look down on those as well, but that will be resolved by repeatedly marrying with other nobles in the next generation and the ones after.
Even in case an illegitimate child, born from a commoner because the noble, legal wife has no children herself, becomes the heir, it’s possible to have that approved as an inevitable exception.
However, I’m an blue-blooded noble who was born by the legal wife.
If I do something like elevating my brothers, who are half red-bloods, into the status of nobility, it’s definite that I will be hated entirely by my surroundings, I was told in the end.

『You can make them into village headmen or give them business concessions. But, to the bitter end the favourable treatment has to happen within the limits of the commoner status.』 (Artur)

Having been told that by father, I decided to give them the right to manage the store I used before and made them into village headmen of new villages after consulting with Hermann-nii-san.
For some reason the other party rose in rebellion feeling discontent with that treatment.

“Walter and Karl thought they can become nobles, too.”

“Are those two that stupid? However, they are Klaus’ grandchildren, aren’t they?”

“He failed in their education…? They believed they could join in on Earl Baumeister-sama’s progress as well, since they are young.”

It’s likely some sort of youthful indiscretion, but if it goes as far as causing a rebellion, that will already be too complicated to excuse.
Or rather, why is it a rebellion all of a sudden?
Don’t you usually start with a petition or such?

“What I can’t understand most is why Klaus is agreeing with them?” (Wendelin)

On the contrary, he has become the ringleader.
What else I can’t understand is the matter of them having no chance at winning after staging a rebellion with so few people.
At least as far as I know, Klaus won’t do something this reckless.
However, when I went to the occupied mansion to listen to their side just a while ago, Klaus, who came to greet me, threw the absurd demand to make his grandchildren into nobles at me.

“Why does that Klaus make such absurd demands without any kind of thinking?”

“As expected, everyone believes that to be odd.”

Walter’s heirs and Karl would become village headmen of the new villages which will be developed from now on.
The husbands of my half-sisters have been given favourable treatment by being Karl’s and Walter’s helpers and leaving the management of the store to them as well.
Therefore, I can’t understand the meaning of giving that up and staging a rebellion.

“The person himself is insisting that it’s a direct petition though.”

“No, usually you will judge this as rebellion.”

They have amassed war potential by employing adventurers as mercenaries.
Although they might call it something like a direct petition, that didn’t sound as anything but sophistry.

“Anyway, it’s strange.” (Wendelin)

Since the Junior Commander went back after finishing his report, I was pondering in the house which has been changed as temporary troops headquarters.
I believed it to be impossible for that Klaus to do something like planning a thoughtless rebellion.
Therefore, it won’t work if I don’t surmise his reason.

“It’s certainly strange.” (Ina)

Even Ina, who is accompanying me as my guard, was puzzled.

“Why were my half-sisters and their husbands excluded from the rebellion?” (Wendelin)

It was confirmed right away. Leila-san, my half-sister Agnes and her husband Norbert as well as Korona and her husband Reiner turned themselves in and were led to the Junior Commander at the time we arrived in the Knight Baumeister territory.
They say that once they opposed the staging of a rebellion, her children severed their connection to Leila-san and the other four were isolated by Klaus as well.

『Leila-dono. There are rumours that you instigated the arrogance of Walter and Karl by using your relationship to the former lord.』

The Junior Commander, who brought them along, actually witnessed Leila-san coming along at the time when Walter and Karl went to petition to Hermann-nii-san before.

『Is that true?』 (Wendelin)

『Yes, but…』 (Leila)

According to Leila-san, she accompanied them in their petitioning only once with the intention of at least her children and the husbands of my half-sisters receiving proper, good treatment as commoners.
By no means did she think that they want to become nobles or such.
She was adequately satisfied with the first treatment.

『Knowing that it will be thwarted, such reckless petition…』

Noble households with long histories are always suffering severely for a while when it’s about handing blood-related people and successions.
For that reason they were very strict about unnecessarily breaking the law at strange parts.
It would end up becoming the foundation of an odd precedent.
Leila-san seems to understand that as well.
She might have been told that by Klaus, but if that’s the case, Klaus’ rebellion will become even stranger.
In the first place, why did he even go as far as cutting all connections to his daughters and their husbands?

『Can you stay obedient until the situation is resolved?』

Ordering Leila-san’s group into house arrest, I arrange for several guards to watch them.
There’s also the treatment of the adventurers who are helping in the rebellion.

“The adventurers who are not participating in the rebellion have been placed under house arrest as well, right?” (Wendelin)

“That’s only natural.” (Ina)

It will be bothersome if they stab us in the back as sympathisers after all.
Naturally they were gathered and confined in the same place.

“Erw, Luise and Katharina have gone to interrogate them, right?” (Wendelin)

“Going by my intuition, they won’t know anything though.” (Ina)

The tree of them went to interrogate the confined adventurers.
It’s for the sake of hearing information about the adventurers who were participating in the rebellion.
Also, Elise, together with Wilma as her guard, have gone to the church to voluntarily provide free healing with the goal of stabilising the territory.
Elise’s popularity in this territory has become a definite fact.
In spite of a rebellion occurring at the same time, the church is crowded with many people.

“We are back.”

“How was it?” (Wendelin)

“No good. It seems the sudden incident is a bolt out of the blue for the other party as well.”

Having finished the interrogation of the adventurers, the three have come back, but as expected there were no results.

“It seems that all of them came here to investigate whether they can really hunt the flying dragons and wyvrens inhabiting the northern mountain range.” (Katharina)

If you aren’t a magician, it’s difficult to hunt a flying dragon, even as adventurer with remarkable abilities.
Even if they are able to hunt those, there will be only little profit if there are injured people. All the more if it leads to corpses appearing.
Therefore it was common practice for ordinary adventurers to form a bigger group at the time they go hunting dragons.
They tackle the dragons’ power with numbers.
With at least 10 people, they freely use things like traps after skilfully luring in one dragon.
The rewards will be split by their leader, but even so, if it’s an adventurer party which is great at teamwork, they will earn far more money than usual.
It seems they came here to check this place whether it can be used as new hunting ground.

“The bunch who went along with the rebellion as well?” (Wendelin)

“Well, in fact, some of the adventurers said something weird.” (Erwin)

Erw received the testimony 『I have never seen those guys』 from several veteran adventurers who have reached an age of 40.

“If it’s the world of adventurers hunting dragons in groups, it’s unexpectedly small.”

It requires a degree of individual strength and whether one is able to put priority on teamwork even if there’s team competition.
Since the hurdle of being able to earn money with it is high, the number of large-scale parties specialized on dragons is small. In this world the long-standing, aged adventurers are aware of almost all the people in the same profession.
However, until now they haven’t ever seen them.

“What about something like the first challenge as newcomers?” (Wendelin)

“Even so, since one would join up with some veterans in the beginning, it’s very unlikely for them to not know the faces of those veterans.”

Certainly, the adventurers who are guarding the occupied mansion are all young men in their twenties and lower thirties.
Since they are adventurers a few women should be mixed in as well, however it’s also a weird aspect that there are zero women.

“They aren’t adventurers, I think?”

“I guess so. They are too accustomed to leadership.”

The adventurer parties which are experts in hunting dragons are accustomed to leadership as well.
But, that’s only at the time of hunting dragons.
Since they are ordinary adventurers, there are many people who do as they like. It’s unthinkable for them to earnestly guard in shifts as if they belong to a military unit.
In spite of being hired as mercenaries, they don’t amuse themselves with sake and food or scavenge through the mansion for money and goods.

“If you look at the way they operate, they resemble soldiers.”

“Certainly…”

Although they have the appearance of adventurers, they are totally moving briskly like soldiers.
If that’s the case, they are soldiers disguising themselves as adventurers.

“Is it the royal army?”

“By no means!”

At the present time they shouldn’t hinder the development of the Savage Lands.
Let alone the profits, they would only incur heavy losses.

“If it’s like this, then it’s the private army of a noble. Moreover, it ought to be a high-ranking noble.” (Katharina)

It’s probably just as Katharina imagines.
If it’s the feudal army of a high-ranking noble, the difference in skill with soldiers of the royal army will naturally vanish since they will be retainers who are doing special training.

“I wonder who has instigated this?”

It was very likely that some noble was scheming something once again.
Intending to confuse and delay the development of the Baumeister Earldom, they aimed at my home town which is my Achilles’ heel.
Dispatching soldiers who are disguised as adventurers, they instigated Klaus’ grandchildren knowing that they are dissatisfied with the current situation.
No, even that would be weird after all.
That Klaus shouldn’t become the leader of the rebellion if the possibility of success doesn’t exist.
Klaus is harbouring warped emotions towards the Baumeister household, but he always secures his own benefits.
I don’t expect him to be a man who gets suppressed just like that and dies by hanging.

“Different from our Heinz, he is black-hearted.” (Katharina)

“Isn’t such soft-hearted, outstanding talent rare?”

Something like supporting his fallen master’s household without even receiving pay, that’s a really precious, outstanding talent in this world.
Currently he is working as our counsellor, but it’s at a level that Roderich is grateful for it from the bottom of his heart.
He was the lead retainer of a small territory, however he was even aware of the way to associate with high-ranking nobles with the territory’s nature to be close to the capital. Experienced and strong even in economical aspects, he has become a valuable person for the Earl Baumeister household which has only young retainers.

“Anyway, for now we will wait-and-see, I guess?” (Wendelin)

Earlier I tried to talk with Klaus after calling him out, but that fellow’s reply was the intense statement 『Don’t underestimate my grandsons!』
It seems he will withdraw the soldiers once I make Walter and Karl nobles.
His demand is far too unreasonable. It’s completely out of question.

“By the way, where’s Burkhart-san?” (Wendelin)

The figure of Burkhart-san who should have come here together with us couldn’t be seen much.

“I think he is communicating with Margrave Breithilde-sama.”

He is probably informing him of the situation over here.
However, we have to avoid a situation where we need reinforcements from him.
No matter how much he is my patron, if I depend too much on him, this will create problems as well.

“A forceful storming at worst, huh…?”

It would lead to many victims without a doubt, however this was also method in this world if there was no other way.
If I did something like negotiating and compromising with rebels, it will end up causing a second and a third rebellion.

“Is it foolish to get reinforcements from Margrave Breithilde-sama?”

“An independent resolution will be the best.” (Wendelin)

“Please do so because I agree with you completely.”

As I’m discussing ways of resolving the situation with Erw, Burkhart-san, who apparently finished talking with Margrave Breithilde, comes back.

“Did something happen?”

Usually you would expect Margrave Breithilde to send reinforcements at this point.
Helping us since we have still our hands full with the development will show his own influence.
This would be the ideal move as noble.

“It seems impossible as a sudden large-scale troop deployment has been decided.” (Burkhart)

“Large-scale troop deployment?”

A large-scale troop deployment at this stage, or rather, in this warless world?
A question mark floated in my mind.

“It’s the Margrave of the East, Browig.” (Burkhart)

Which reminds me, I have heard that there was a conflict with each of them confronting with large armies in the past.
If I remember correctly, Klaus should have earned military achievements by participating as well.

“Anyway, please ask master about the details.” (Burkhart)

I quickly take out the magic cellphone from my pocket and connect a call to Margrave Breithilde.
Then he answered the call immediately.

『Earl Baumeister, it seems like the large-scale troop deployment over here and the rebellion over there are linked.』 (Breithilde)

“Doesn’t it… But, why all of a sudden?” (Wendelin)

『That is, you see…』 (Breithilde)

Since the old days, the Margrave Browig household which controls the East and the Margrave Breithilde household which controls the South didn’t have a good relationship.
Repeatedly breaking down direct negotiations in disputes over territory and concessions of fellow small nobles which are below their control and have adjoining territories, it has sometimes created a multitude of small-scaled conflicts and confrontations leading to the dispatch of soldiers for the sake of accepting each others demands.
This was always like that before the peace with Holy Empire Urquhart.

『At the time when each other’s predecessor became the family head, a large-scaled conflict broke out and led to many victims.』 (Breithilde)

I have heard about that before.
It should have been the battle where Klaus raised his military achievements.

『Also, at the time when I just succeeded the household’s headship, they harassed me badly.』 (Breithilde)

As a family head who had just taken over the position will likely be late in reacting, they tried to take effective control of some of the disputed areas and attempted to steal all the forestry and mine concessions.
Of course both parties relations grew only worse.

『However, recently our side had completely the advantage.』 (Breithilde)

The biggest reason for that seems to be me.

『I was saved with you being there, Earl Baumeister.』 (Breithilde)

A magician who performed two dragon subjugations was the child of his own vassal.
Thanks to that Margrave Breithilde triumphantly strengthened his pipe to the central government as well.
Apparently Margrave Browig looked at Margrave Breithilde with a deep red expression at a certain party.

『Also, by now it goes without saying, I guess.』 (Breithilde)

With the concessions to exploit new territories, there are also various spoils that are yielded from the Demon Forest.
By just interacting with the Baumeister Earldom and the capital, the Breithilde Margraviate has conveniently obtained profits.
The flights of magic airships have increased. It’s the same with ports and maritime ferry services. Many jobs related to development demands are flowing in as well.
Naturally it results in him being all smiles.

『Of course I have completely excluded the eastern folks from that.』 (Breithilde)

Certainly, he should have no obligation to split those with Margrave Browig and the eastern nobles under his control who pestered him thoroughly until now.
If he has such leeway, he will split it with the southern nobles. It’s a correct decision from Margrave Breithilde who is their leader, I think.
Even I would have certainly done it like that.

“So, they have deployed their troops? Isn’t that a bit too hasty?” (Wendelin)

『It’s true that it’s a bit strange. But, we won’t know unless we investigate it a bit more. Since he was pressured by the eastern nobles who don’t have any development rights, he is trying to diverge from the troublesome matter at hand by stealing the control over territories with a troop deployment. That might be the point.』 (Breithilde)

Actually, since it has been decided to split the forestry fity-fifty between South and North for now, they are apparently driving out the fief’s population of the nobles on Margrave Breithilde’s side and likewise the miners from the mines.
There are no casualties, but they ended up being driven out by the soldiers of the completely armed feudal army of Magrave Browig’s side and the soldiers of Magrave Browig private feudal army.

『We have completely fallen behind. If I don’t gather the soldiers quickly, haa… That will cost money.』 (Breithilde)

Margrave Breithilde had to gather soldiers disregarding the costs since he won’t do something like Japan which is an expert at weak-kneed diplomacy and which would leave their opponent in control of the territories.

『I want to ask you to participate in a mixed army of feudal armies as well, if possible, Earl Baumeister』 (Breithilde)

“I guess so. I will join you as fast as I can.” (Wendelin)

『Is that so? I’m grateful for that. Please do so.』 (Breithilde)

“Is it alright?” (Erwin)

Once I cut the communication through the magic cellphone, Erw immediately asks me whether we will really dispatch our feudal army as well.

“I have to send them.” (Wendelin)

This happens just as I began to develop a new territory.
If I don’t hand down a thorough punishment on the group which schemed this strange incident first here, it would be possible for a second or third Margrave Browig to appear.
It’s absolutely necessary to beat them up and make others believe that they will only incur losses if they start a fight with us.

“It’s a war where people will get killed though.” (Wendelin)

“You have to resolve yourself for such things. Will you be alright, Wend?” (Erwin)

“I don’t know about that unless I have a go at it.” (Wendelin)

People will kill people.
It’s probably something detestable, but that also depends on the environment where those people were employed.
Actually, I might have bad dreams full of feelings of guilt after I killed someone. Or I might not feel anything unexpectedly.
I won’t know about such matters if that time doesn’t come.

“However, this period’s war, no, dispute, huh? It seems it would be better if people didn’t die.” (Wendelin)

“You will settle it with magic?” (Erwin)

“Yep. If I do it together with Katharina and Burkhart-san, I can calculate with zero victims.” (Wendelin)

In order to suppress this rebellion first, I began to discuss things among us three magicians right away.

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“The hostages have been gathered in the dining room, eh?” (Burkhart)

“Nice, you found them.” (Wendelin)

“I’m still better if it’s about detection.” (Burkhart)

“Well, I still can’t use minute spells with the mana I own.” (Wendelin)

“I’m also unable to be so detailed in the detection.” (Katharina)

We unrolled a hand-drawn map on the table in order to plan the suppression of the rebel army while at the same time guaranteeing the safety of the hostages.
It’s a detailed map of the mansion and its surroundings I requested from the the servants, who luckily got away, and the Junior Commander who are participating in the siege. On the map the deployment of the personnel, we learned from Burkhart-san, is drawn in.
Although its my own home, I didn’t comprehend the entire layout.
My room, the dining room, the study and the hallways connecting those.
The time I spent at home became shorter as I grew older. Thus I didn’t approach rooms where I had nothing to do.

“Hermann-dono, his family and the servants, in total it’s 11 hostages. Gathering them in the dining room, there are four men guarding its entrance. The rest is securing each place in the mansion and the front of the fence set up around the mansion. In total it’s 20 rebels.” (Burkhart)

“Have you found Klaus?” (Wendelin)

“Yes, he is in the middle of the dining room.” (Burkhart)

As apparent ringleader of the rebellion he is talking about his own cherished opinion to the hostages?

“It will be unexpectedly easy if we do it with three people.” (Burkhart)

“An Area Stun, you mean?” (Wendelin)

“That’s it.” (Burkhart)

The spell called 「Area Stun」 paralyses its targets with a lightning strike, just as the name says.
The majority of magicians are able to use it if their mana is at an intermediate level, but it’s a spell which is difficult to control.
It’s quite convenient for guards to do things like mob suppression, however if the output is too weak, it will only be a slight electric shock. On the other hand, if the output is too high, the targets will become electrocuted. If the caster is too unskilled at controlling the range, unrelated people will get dragged in and become paralysed as well. Likewise, if the range is too narrow, most of the targets won’t be affected.
That’s just an example for many of the registered spells.

“The area, where the rebel army is located, and this mansion will be split into three parts.” (Burkhart)

Putting aside the dining room which is the most difficult to take control of, Burkhart-san points out the four who are guarding it.

“We leave Klaus alone?” (Wendelin)

“Even if he moves by himself, he won’t be able to accomplish anything.” (Burkhart)

“Given that he’s old, it will be troublesome if he dies from getting shocked, huh?” (Wendelin)

“If he resists pointlessly, I won’t particularly mind though.” (Burkhart)

Afterwards, Katharina and me divide the remaining area in two parts.

“I have the weakness to make the stun a bit too powerful.” (Katharina)

“Don’t electrocute them.” (Wendelin)

“It won’t be that powerful.” (Katharina)

We move to the spot closest to the area within the encirclement each of us is responsible for.
Moreover I called out to Moritz’ and the Junior Commander’s group who were given the task to capture the rebel soldiers after Area Stun has been cast.

“They shouldn’t be able to move due to the paralysis, but don’t get careless. Also, I ask you to put maximum priority on ensuring the safety of Hermann-nii-san’s group.” (Wendelin)

“At your command.” (Moritz)

“There won’t be a single scratch on Lord-sama’s group.” (Reich)

Katharina has headed to her designated location first. When Burkhart-san and me are walking to the spot where we are to cast the Area Stun, he addresses me with a small voice.

“Aren’t you skilfully handling that wild horse?” (Burkhart)

“Wild horse, eh… Actually it’s not that amazing.” (Wendelin)

In fact Katharina is able to handle quite many useful spells and she possesses a tremendous amount of mana even for the advanced level, but I don’t have the image of her being a wild horse like Burkhart-san has said.
There are times when her usual speech is a bit strong, but if I consider it as her acting tough for the sake of reviving her esteemed household, I think she is cute. That’s probably because my insides are those of an old man.

“Because I’m an old man, I know that Storm’s attitude comes from her putting up a front. A youthful indiscretion, I guess? It seems to be the same for those idiots who are participating in this rebellion.” (Burkhart)

Burkhart-san is probably talking about the young residents who joined the rebellion out of sympathy for Walter and Karl.

“Though they will hang, if they make a blunder. Youth has the potential to do something rash.” (Burkhart)

“Those adventurers as well?” (Wendelin)

“They are even more pitiful.” (Burkhart)

In this situation it’s hopeless for them to return to Margraviate Browig alive.
Getting killed in the process of the suppression or getting executed after capture, those two options exist.

“Probably they were told to say that they are simple adventurers, even if tortured. They are sacrificial pawns to seal your movements, boy, and to divert my lord’s attention.” (Burkhart)

“It’s far too tragic…” (Wendelin)

“Even as retainer you are on the inferior side. For those below the second son of a household there isn’t much of a difference to regular soldiers.” (Burkhart)

“Unable to succeed the retainer’s household, they are nothing more than guys living as free-loaders at home, I guess”, Burkhart-san predicted.

“It would be fine if they simply became adventurers.” (Wendelin)

“Not everyone thinks like that.” (Burkhart)

Even in my previous life there were many people aiming for jobs that are safe (like public servants and such) with a frightening enthusiasm.
Undoubtedly they are the same type as well.

Someday I want to build an independent household without sponging off my home. While thinking such things, they are striving in their studies and training, occasionally receive a part-time job from the master’s house, grow old without even marrying and die in the end. There are fairly many such people.” (Burkhart)

Since they are excess personnel, they are the best for wasting them as errand boys on a military operation like this.

“That’s miserable, isn’t it…” (Wendelin)

“Doesn’t Earl-sama understand after seeing the elder brothers of Ina-jou-chan and Luise-jou-chan open a dojo at your place? There’s quite a lot of such guys.” (Burkhart)

Revising their points of view a bit, there are many people who change their occupations to farmers, craftsmen or merchants, but while thinking that’s running away, those guys are too fixated on establishing an independent retainer household.
There are many people with high skills, but no matter how high-ranking the noble household is, the limited number of retainer households won’t increase and thus many people remain living in obscurity in the end.

“So these guys want to turn things around with a single successful attack…?” (Wendelin)

“They have a terribly low chance of success though.” (Burkhart)

Even so, from their standpoint, it’s still a chance.
No matter how I look at it, I can’t see it as chance, but they are people who have been driven into a corner to such a degree.

“It’s different if they have talent in magic though, like you, boy. The same applies for Storm’s case. Do you believe that such tomboy is taken as wife so easily?” (Burkhart)

If it’s the stupid son of a high-ranking noble, he will likely think about such stuff and use the authority of his home.
But if it’s a normal man, they will be uncomfortable to take such strong magician as wife, Burkhart-san explains.

“With the possibility of dying in a matrimonial quarrel, they will be reluctant to accept her as wife.” (Burkhart)

“Certainly…” (Wendelin)

“If it’s you, boy, such worries are unnecessary.” (Burkhart)

“Even in Burkhart-san’s case, there are no such worries.” (Wendelin)

“I don’t have that kind of taste. Besides, she is a necessary game piece for you as noble, boy.” (Burkhart)

She is probably a fine personnel to use if you win her over, but such is a noble’s way of thinking. Though I have a feeling that I will stray off the dream of becoming a great magician I have received when I was introduced to magic by master.

“Do such matters worry you? Perhaps I should tell you that even in Alf’s case it was to a certain extent decided for him to enter the service of the Margrave Breithilde household because of his magic.” (Burkhart)

“It’s not like master particularly fussed over leading a thoroughly free life as adventurer and thus he got himself employed as his retainer”, Burkhart-san explains.

“The previous Margrave Breithilde was very pleased with Alf’s service. Apparently he considered creating a new retainer household and having him marry with Anita-sama once they returned from that expedition.” (Burkhart)

As youngest sister of the previous Margrave Breithilde, Anita is right now an ojou-sama, who has passed an age of 40, and works as maid.
Now she was a woman who completely missed her chance to marry, but with her being in her twenties at the time when master served that household, those talks had progressed behind the scenes given that they were a good match age-wise.

“Alf’s and the predecessor’s death in action spoiled that though. Incidentally, Anita-sama is on the path of leading an unmarried life.” (Burkhart)

Timing matters for a marriage.
I remembered that I talked about it with my company’s boss in my previous life.

“You are practising your magic everyday. Aren’t you using your magic for hunting and public works as well? Even now you are playing an active role with the Area Stun.” (Burkhart)

“That’s true as well.” (Wendelin)

“No one know what awaits them in life. You are young, boy, so do as you like for now. Even Alf did as he pleased when he was around your age, boy.” (Burkhart)

I was worried a bit over my life, but I feel like Burkhart-san’s advice eased my feelings.
Once I separated from him and reached my designated location, I began to prepare the invocation of Area Stun at once.
Seeing the figures of three magicians at the front line of the encirclement, the adventurers, who were watching the front of the fence placed around the mansion, got tense, but as they didn’t know what we were attempting to do, they only glared at us.
The timing of the Are Stun invocation was left to Moritz and the Junior Commander who will storm the mansion first.
It’s three seconds after the soldier, who’s next to me, puts his hand on my shoulder.

“(There! 1, 2, 3!)” (Wendelin)

Just as arranged the soldier put his hand on my shoulder. And after counting to 3, I cast Area Stun.
Immediately following that, the ground of the mansion and its surroundings was enveloped in a bluish-white light. The guarding adventurers fell then and there without a second passing.

“Go, go, go! Fire in the hole!” (Moritz) (T/N: Sorry, had to! :p It’s “Storm in!”)

On Moritz signal the chosen soldiers vigorously rush into the mansion.
Entrusting the capture of the adventurers, who have collapsed paralysed outside the mansion, to the siege unit, their number one objective was to gain total control of the mansion’s interior.

“Erw! Ina!” (Wendelin)

“Roger!”

“Leave it to me!”

I also stormed the mansion’s interior from a window with Erw and Ina as guards.
The objective is to secure the hostages who have been gathered in the dining room…

“I’m looking forward to what kind of sophism Klaus will use!” (Wendelin)

“Wend, you hate Klaus-san, don’t you?” (Ina)

It’s not at the level of hate or such.
That geezer is doing nothing but being a nuisance in my life.

“Even if I cover for him, he will hang anyway. I want to at least hear his last words!” (Wendelin)

Rushing in through the window of the study which is usually not used most of the times, we left the room and entered the hallway. There we ran into adventurers who are paralysed by the Area Stun.
Leaving those to Moritz’ group who stormed together with us, we hurry to the dining room to find Walter, Karl and two other resident-like youngsters collapsed at its entrance.
They are apparently unable to move due to the paralysis of the Area Stun.

“As expected of Burkhart-san.” (Wendelin)

Hermann-nii-san’s group, who had their feet and hands bound and were confined in the dining room, weren’t affected by the Area Stun.
By using his minute detection ability, he restricted it only to the lookouts and brought them down with the Area Stun.
It was a feat that Katharina and me are unable to accomplish unless we train for a bit longer.

“Please tie them up.” (Wendelin)

“Got it.” (Erwin)

“Understood.” (Ina)

Leaving the capture of Walter and Karl’s group to Ina and Erw, I enter the dining room and an unexpected scene unfolds there.
Klaus, who is the ringleader of this rebellion, cut the ropes binding Hermann-nii-san’s group who were the hostages.

“Do you believe that you will be found innocent with that degree of action?” (Wendelin)

“What are you talking about, Earl Baumeister-sama? I only deceived them following Lord-sama’s order.” (Klaus)

“Haa?” (Wendelin)

Klaus was Klaus after all.
As soon as he saw my face, he called this rebellion a play.

“A play that causes this much of an uproar? Do you dislike hanging this much?” (Wendelin)

Hearing my remark, Walter and Karl, who were tied up by Erw and Ina in the back, ended up fainting after screaming.
It seems they finally realized the graveness of the situation.

“I understand your mood, Earl Baumeister-sama, but I would like you to listen to my story.” (Klaus)

“I will at least hear you out. After all the ropes for hanging and the scaffolds have to be prepared.” (Wendelin)

Next the young residents, who were together with Walter and Karl, fainted after being overwhelmed by the shock.
It seems they participated with a casual feeling to get more favourable treatment than the other residents if they join the rebellion. They didn’t really consider the time after it failed after all.
Or rather, the young folks fainted from my statements, but only Klaus’ expression hasn’t changed. It seems that he is absolutely confident that he won’t be executed.
Seeing his expression, I suddenly felt a bit angry.

“I have thought that the preparation over there might become unnecessary, but…”

Let’s see, just what kind of explanation will Klaus give us?
Just because I wanted to know that, I decided to listen to that guy’s story.

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“Requesting a deal to be judged innocent after having caused a rebellion is…” (Wendelin)

“No, not at all. It’s not about being judged innocent, what I want and wish for is to avoid for it to be judged as capital crime.” (Klaus)

In the end the rebellion was completely suppressed in one day.
With there being zero victims due to Area Stun, the men except Klaus, who participated in the rebellion, were disarmed and put under surveillance by soldiers after gathering them in one place.
And then I met with the main instigator Klaus, but he boldly requested a deal with an innocent look in the study of the mansion which had finally regained its peace.
As it’s related to highly classified information, there’s currently only Burkhart-san, Elise, Hermann-nii-san and me in the room.
Everyone else helped with the cleaning up after the rebellion.

“Klaus, did you warn them before?” (Hermann)

From Hermann-nii-san’s point of view, for some reason they ended up causing a rebellion to claim a direct petition with the three of them although he had ordered Klaus to give Walter and Karl, who were growing impudent, a warning.
With Klaus insisting on his innocence, it was only natural for him to be angry.

“Making a mistake in the education of Walter and Karl was honestly my blunder. It’s difficult to instruct them skilfully. Even the move of restraining them with my authority doesn’t work if I’m going to die in a few years anyway.” (Klaus)

At the time he worried what he could do, those adventurers contacted Walter and Karl with just the right timing.

“They are the subordinates of Margrave Browig.” (Klaus)

“You knew it?”

“Yes, it seems they were troubled. I talked to them whether they wanted me to cooperate in the planning of a rebellion.” (Klaus)

“…”

Klaus seems to speak the truth without concealing anything.
Cooperating himself with them who got in touch with Walter and Karl, who got cocky by being able to become nobles, to use them, he skilfully drew out information from them in the process.
Once you look at the lot who participated in the rebellion, you will see that there are many young men.
From the experienced Klaus’ viewpoint, he likely regarded them as easy targets to extract information from.

“If you reported that, it might have been an achievement. But isn’t it too late for that, experienced village headman-dono?”

“I thought about that, but the arrest of rebelling forces surpassing 20 members in this small territory would have likely caused many victims.” (Klaus)

Since they are a bunch who hasn’t any achievements from before, they should have resisted desperately.
Accordingly he decided to cause a rebellion.

“Related to the number of participants, a complete take-over of the territory was impossible. Since they also moved in order to constrain Earl Baumeister-sama to dispatch his troops and to confuse Margrave Breithilde-sama’s rear, they didn’t wish for that much either.” (Klaus)

Therefore he changed it to an official direct petition by occupying the feudal lord’s mansion and taking hostages. It appears that was the strategy he implemented together with them.

“Did you believe that we would suppress the rebellion, Klaus…?”

“Well, in fact you are a high ranking magician-sama.” (Klaus)

Having the rebels gathered in the mansion, he expected us to catch them all in one haul.
Moreover, with no victims on either side.
Klaus caused a rebellion after predicting that far ahead.

“Did you drag Walter and Karl into it as well?”

“It’s no good if they aren’t scolded severely at least once. Also, it was for the sake of them never again getting used like that.” (Klaus)

Seeing that they are my half-brothers, it’s possible that one day another noble, who tries to use them, appears.
Therefore Klaus apparently considered it to be necessary that they won’t ever be used again.

“Having failed once, there will be surveillance with them barely keeping their heads on their necks. Certainly, aren’t there nobles who come up with unnecessary things…? Wend, the problem on my side is that I have no choice but to accept it.” (Hermann)

The biggest problem for Hermann-nii-san was that he would run out of capable personnel if the village headman and his successors suddenly vanished.

“It’s necessary to prepare a next one if the village headman of the main village is gone.”

It won’t do for Klaus to remain as is, but having said that, a sudden stranger would be problematic as well. It seems he wants to leave the store to Reiner, the husband of my half-sister Korona, and make Norbert, the husband of my half-sister Agnes, into the village headman of the main village.

“They have opposed Klaus’ rebellion to the point of severing connections. I think there will be little resistance from the residents.”

“So, what about Walter and Karl?”

They completely did a grandstand play, but as result they certainly advanced the situation as Klaus had intended. There were no victims among the personnel of the Knight Baumeister territory.
If Klaus had reported to Hermann-nii-san that a rebellion is about to occur, he would most likely have gathered the soldiers and tried to arrest them. If that were to happen, it’s possible that they, who are sacrificial pawns, would have resisted frantically and caused many victims in the process.
As he acted on his own authority, it’s not like we can recognize it as Klaus’ achievement.
However, it wasn’t a case where it would be fine if we just hang him either.
Seeing that Klaus will apparently take the responsibility and retire, it would be wrong to hang Walter and Karl as well.

“I will make them village headmen.” (Hermann)

With Klaus’ forced retirement, he will leave the reclamation of a new village to Walter and Karl.
However, the assistance from Hermann-nii-san will be cut down quite a bit. There won’t be any help from me and Katharina either.
Clearing the fields from scratch by themselves, they will build a village.
Even the salary and support from the feudal lord won’t return until the next generation.
They barely avoided the execution because they are my elder brothers, but they will be constantly supervised in their reclamation of a new village until they die.
Since there will be surveillance, they probably won’t think of pointless ambitions from here on out, is Hermann-nii-san’s idea.
Moreover, the population of that new village will be scarce.
As it will be only the people who participated in the rebellion and their families, Hermann-nii-san won’t lend them a hand in recruiting new immigrants.
Given that they have no other connections, they will apparently perform the development of a new village by themselves until the generations change.
It was a punishment close to an exile.

“What do you think, Wendelin?” (Hermann)

“That should do?” (Wendelin)

He is hesitating to execute them after all. On the other hand it will set a bad example for the other residents if they don’t receive a proper punishment.
I believe it’s fine as point of compromise, however Klaus listens normally without changing his expression in any particular way.
It completely seems as if he had foreseen our thoughts.

“Are those conditions fine for you, Klaus?”

“Yes. Of course.” (Klaus)

While scolding his grandchildren who came up with something stupid, he was calm with them becoming the village headmen of a new village even though they have the difficulty of developing it 100% by themselves.
From the standpoint of the other villages their salary will be low until the generations change, but that will be cancelled for the generation after Walter and Karl.
The husband of Klaus’ granddaughter was able to succeed as village headman of the main village too.
It might be much better compared to having his relatives hanging.
Probably Klaus’ true objective was to save the lives of his two grandchildren who came up with something stupid.

“Well, then I will the rest to you, Hermann-nii-san.” (Wendelin)

“What shall I do with the captured rebels?” (Hermann)

“Since they have a use, I will take them in.” (Wendelin)

“That will save me troubles. The food expenses and the manpower to control such lot would…” (Hermann)

There are more than 20 adult males who have received military training.
Although it’s growing, they would likely be too much for the current Knight Baumeister territory.
Having said that, even if we execute all of them, it will cause a strong shock to the fief’s population.

“Do you want to use that bunch for a counter-attack against Margrave Browig, Earl Baumeister-sama?” (Klaus)

“While someone is busy, he stood in my way with something trivial.” (Wendelin)

“That’s right, isn’t it? If you want to go with that, do you want me to help you with something?” (Klaus)

“I want to peek once in that head of yours.” (Wendelin)

“You won’t find anything interesting there. With the incident this time I have reached a forced retirement. However, my age is a difficult age to help Walter and Karl in the reclamation. Fortunately I have life experience with more up and downs than other people. If you make use of that, I’d like to receive a small reward from you, Earl Baumeister-sama. Although they are paying for their own mistakes, it’s necessary for me as their grandfather to assist Walter and Karl a bit.” (Klaus)

“That’s true.” (Wendelin)

Since there are the eyes of the other residents, the young residents, who participated in the rebellion, will need to build a house by themselves at the planned location for establishing a new village and till the fields there.
That’s probably why Klaus wants to help out on the funding.

“It will be a part-time job to earn an allowance.” (Klaus)

Given that it will be a problem if he acts as counsellor like Heinz, I will personally provide his salary as counsellor.
I guess that should be his position, huh?

“I will even pay you a bonus if you are really useful, but I won’t give you anything but a meal if you don’t meet my expectations.” (Wendelin)

“Since I’m a retired old man, it will be splendid if my meals are taken care of.” (Klaus)

Like this I got stuck with temporarily employing Klaus who is the ringleader of the rebellion for some reason, but I somehow ended up feeling like it moved according to his expectations.

 


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  2. I know that this might be random
    but does anyone think wend should get a pet dragon

  3. Robert Sandbu

    Yes

  4. Thanks for the chapter!!!

  5. For god sake just kill them all.

  6. macktheknife123

    Thanks for the chapter. The Margrave Browig seems like he has a smart strategies on his side. By helping with the rebellion there he his forcing Wend. group not to participate in the war. But at the same time if Wend. has to go to the front line and if he tries to negotiate and give into the demands then he open up to future rebellions. Nice setup author. It looks like we find out why Klaus has done this in the next part.

    • Eh? How is provoking an unrelated third party into joining the war against him a good plan? Wend may be in a patronage arrangement with Margrave Breithilde, but he isn’t a vassal. In exchange for a guarantee of a short delay, Browig has ensured the participation of someone who would otherwise be neutral in most respects.

      Having said that, Wendelin once again shows off his political incompetence by offering military assistance without conditions. At the very least he could’ve cleared any previous favors Breithilde had accrued. At this point he really needs to stop talking to other nobles without one of his wives or vassals on hand to handle any business matters.

      • macktheknife123

        It is because his achievements for defeating the dragons and the ruins that I am saying this. Wend. group is one powerful force that I believe could take on an army. And this is Wend., is friends with Breithilde so not going to help what you said seems out of character for Wend. and Browig sent his own troops and stared a rebellion on Wend. land so in a way he kind of declare war on Wend. so he would have to respond and send a message not to do this again. But you an interesting point about Wend. not setting any conditions for helping in the war. I am wondering what kind of favors did Bretihilde did for Wend.? I can not remember.

        • We’re not talking about a friend asking you to help him move a couch here. Even Wendelin should have some reservations about sending people into war on a whim.

          As for favors received, basically anything done by Burkhart throughout the story was a favor from Breithilde. Burkhart directly serves him after all. As for a more direct example, being allowed to inherit his magical teacher’s mansion and furnishings constitutes a sizable investment.

          • macktheknife123

            So in way what you said kind makes no sense why that Lord invaded Wend. land in the first place. Since if he choose not to invade it then Wend. maybe would want to get involved with it. Unless the troops are getting paid for it. If so it might be a set up from Klaus to have this rebellion started in order for Wend. to fight in the war. Maybe a revenge play for when Klaus lost on those people during the last war between the two lords?

          • Wend is a vassal of the Breithilde Margravate, he has ties and obligations to help them, not doing so will lead to consequences. Just like there would be consequences if he elevated any of his half-siblings to noble rank. The reason to attack Wend’s homeland, is to stall him there, since he has no military experience against people, and is likely considered soft on family (his brother technically killed himself). While Wend deals with Klaus, peacefully, Browig can takeover some of the territories controlled by Breithilde and his other vassals. You are right about asking for some conditions, but that can still be negotiated after he deals with Klaus’ current rebellion.

      • Wendelin is not politically incompetent, Margrave Breithilde is Wendelin’s patron. Wendelin has cretin duties being sponsored by Margrave Breithilde, Wendelin will do all he can for his patron. And none of the women will say anything about Wendelin’s political actions, it is not there place to say anything.

      • ” Wend may be in a patronage arrangement with Margrave Breithilde, but he isn’t a vassal.”

        That’s wrong though. He has the political obligation to help his patron if he can, just like his patron has to watch over him.
        So he will get dragged into the conflict either way.

  7. Wend is going to end up ruling the Margrave Browig territory as well.

  8. macktheknife123

    I realize that maybe Klaus is doing this because Browig promise to give his family title and land in exchange for helping doing this rebellion. Since when he gets taken down his family will not come to harm by his action and he will take the full punishment for the rebellion. But the lord might hold back on his agreement with Klaus and give his family nothing since they are not true noble birth. So Klaus must realize this, if so then maybe he is using this as some means as revenge for the death of his son. Because the death of the 1st son was not enough for him and if so then shows he has more anger in him then I thought.

    • Or it’s like “Realist” where the guy is playing the villain to help round up all the conspirators, could be he noticed his grandkids are terminally stupid, and has done this to get more preferential treatment for the ones that didn’t go along with the plan, as well as draw in another high ranked noble, that has caused them trouble.

      • macktheknife123

        That is pretty good. At first I was thinking that Klaus is the villain sense he was manipulating Wend. and everyone and had the 1st son killed. After he realize the truth I am not to sure if he is the villain but maybe he is the anti-hero (sort of like Lelouch from Code Geass) that he is either trying to get get back at Margruve or he is going after the invading Lord because he is getting revenge for his fallen comrades during that battle awhile back. But right now I do not believe that Klaus is the villain.

        • I think that the soldiers got him to agree because they threatened the lives of his grandchildren if he didn’t cooperate and that’s why he’s going along with it and keeping any conversations like that in clipped tone of “make my grandchildren nobles” but yeah the grandchildren are just as stupid as their oldest half-brother and got drawn in by the idea of getting a shiny noble rank and the possibility of power.

          • macktheknife123

            That is a good possibility. Sense the other children who are not involve are under house arrest there could be a double agent near by to assassinate them if Klaus does not hold up to the agreement. I am looking forward to why the Klaus did this.With these different ideas why he is doing I hope the author comes up with a good.

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  10. Thanks for the chapter.
    This development I like it.

  11. Honestly, he’s going to need to nip it right at the bud and kill the rebels if he intends on preventing anymore, especially in this medieval-esque world their in. I just don’t see how he plans on not killing anyone…

  12. Reaper Phoenix

    Thanks 4 the translation!

    Stepping on a tiger’s tail, Browig did.

  13. Thanks for the post. It’s a good place to put a cliff, too.

  14. Thank you very much for the chapter. ^^
    I think Wendelin should kill them all, or at least a 50% of them. Even if they are able to end this situation with 0 victims and the Magrave Browig only lose money because of that, future “Magrave Browig” can think that it would not be a big deal if they just lose money will attemping the same, but losing their army forces would really weak them beyon the wallet. Still, Wendelin took the not blooded path, it is natural for him to do that and it is the most human path.

  15. Thanks for the chapter!

  16. Kill them and use it as example

  17. I’m just waiting for someone to get pregnant

  18. Here a big question, what the hell the King is doing!? His Margraves are beating each other, and that land, the Demon Forest (which nobody want because development cost was too high) was bestowed by himself personally to Wend, so shouldn’t the King to say something to stop all this debacle. I beginning to feel that King is getting useless by the chapters goes, previously he failed to reigned in the noble factions led by Baron Ruckner, that they brazenly organized a numbers of assassinations attempts on Wend, yet he reaping the rewards of accidental cleanup jobs done by Wend misadventures in a lot recent dealings.

    • A king in any novel is an asshole.

    • The king is the last resourse you want to ask for help. First is Wendelin’s responsability to manage and take care of his territory, if they can’t they can ask their magraves for help, if the two of them can’t then they ask the king to intervine but by doing so their reputation as nobles will decress they may even get higher taxes rates. The only exception is when it is clear from the begining that the lord and the magrave are powerless agains the enemy like if it were agains a sudden monster invation that include ancient monsters (if Wendelin were not such a wonderful mage)

      Little fights and deals between magraves should be resolved by them unless those battles get way to big, they usually nake them make behind the table or schemes like everything that happened to wendeling that was a scheme. If they move theirs men they try to excuse their actions as some proper bullshit they think so trying to bother the king won’t get too much without a proft.

      About the army of the mangrave they surely wanted to enter the other mangrave terrytory saying that they can’t no longer let whatever is happening in wendelin’s territory to continue and saying it is afected by X reason so if they solve everything then they’ll demand a part of everything. It is hard to stop a army without actually atacking them and they can’t do that as long they have a “reason” to pass for itm they can at most slow them down. Even if you want to ask for help to the king everythinbg would be probably over y the time he got the notice, that is why stoping Wendeling become important since he, as the lord of his land can ask them to leave if everything is already settle.

  19. Wend is a hypocrite. He might not have directly killed his own brother Kurt, but he did instigated him thus leading to his death. If he just simply ignored the nobles and just became a pure adventurer, he won’t have to do so much troublesome things such as that. In the first place, his only mission at that time is to exorcise the army of margrave who died inside the demon forest but he purposefully all while knowing the end conclusion, decided to go along the plans of the central nobles as well as his patron.

    So, Wend being all japanese like “I don’t want to kill people, it’s morally wrong!” PEH! So much hypocrisy, he even has 5 wives right now, and he’s marrying them left and right not out of love or something which will be typical from a modern person in our society but because the nobles pushed their daughters to him and they had a pretty face.

    Wend has already blended into their society so much he’s like a sugar mixed with water. So he really has no right to say, about the morality of a modern person.

    • Nope he’s not, we all know how incompetent and arrogant was his brother, wich would lead to a decline on the Baumeister territory and probably more victims than some stupid asshole like him and his croonies… did you read the part where he would dump his wife to get a younger one ? nope i guess, he plotted and was deceived because he was once again, incompetent and arrogant…

    • Kurt didn’t wanted any outsider help but the territory couldn’t continue like that the yong was leaving leaving only old people and there wasn’t enought salt to increase the population anway, Kurt also didn’t care about offending other nobles including his own lord so it would eventually lead to not outsider comercy including the one for the salt. You must know that the human body doesn’t produce sal but without it the body will decline faster, there was no way for Kurt to develop the savage lands not only a big amount of money was necesary but a big amount of power as well to protect it and considering how the town was destiny to decline as it was the territory would have become a phantom town in about 100 years or less.

      Also thought Wendelin knew it was going to bother his brother he had the right to get and develop the savage lands since his family hadn’t done that in the hundreds of years they have the permision to do so, the king, mangrave and nobles soporting him. If Kurl let it continue then he could continue as the lord of his terrotory regardless anything and it would have gotten Wendelin and his family respect again as a lord and he would have gotten a part of the cake but Kurt wanted to be the only lord there, Wendelin also wasn’t planing to hurt kurt if he decided to go agains him, Kurt killed himself.

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  21. Either Klaus is a moron or has balls of steel. Regardless though, he is a self confident asshole that gets others dragged into things just because he thinks it’s right.

    • Probably a combination of both.

      i just hope that Wend executes his whole dang family after this…and doesn’t ‘give in’ to his persuasion.

      Even if HE did, though…OTHERS wouldn’t. He’s not going to put his neck on the line for a guy who’s caused him nothing but problems, after all (I hope…but it doesn’t seem like it’s in his personality, heh).

      • Yeah, Wend is the stupid one here, He have a legitimate reason to hang the whole perpetrators without that much hate backlash from the resident of his family territory, But choose not to. That fker klaus has been scheming his whole life and he can teach his grandson to do it, which can create more trouble in the future.

  22. Thanks for the chapter. ^^

    I have the feeling that Wendelin should just hang Klaus. I’m sure that he has already planed a lie to tell that all his actions are just and that he was not really trying to rebel in case he fail to get his demands.

  23. heeh so he trying to round up the idiotic grandchild who might drag their mother, meh at last he not that all idiot like I think first,well since the appearance of another shity Noble kinda in my blinds spot

  24. Thank you for all your work on this 🙂

    I did see a minor typo though

    timing of the Are Stun invocation

    Instead of

    timing of the Area Stun invocation

  25. Ty 4 the chap!

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  27. Just fken hang them, the uncertainity factor from that old man is too high.
    If it were me I would execute them even if its not the best choice.

  28. Nguyen Thanh Nam

    Thank you for the chapter! 🙂

  29. Thanks for the chapter. ^^
    Mmm, Klaus seriously have a silver tongue, after reading the rest of the chapters and considering that i don’t belive he reriously had expectations to succed i don’t really disagree with the ending thought i’m still thinking that hanging those two idiots neck should not be a excesive punishment, but the close exile is still fine.
    having sait that Klaus can be certanly of use, even more than as a Village head so let those live is not a bad price for recruit him.

  30. public lashings and subsequent healing for about a week. pain to wish you were executed. although he is old and his heart might not be able to handle it.

  31. For a noble in that era, Wend is rather soft-hearted. For a reincarnated Japanese person, he perhaps would feel better putting the old traitor to good use than simply killing him?

    Klaus should have found a way to turn informant on the troublemakers. I don’t get what he thought he’d gain. It seems like he could have done everything that he did and just informed someone, and it would have worked out better for him.

  32. Yes, lets employ the man who is a lot smarter than you and keeps scheming against you.
    Fucks sake Wend, grow some balls and get rid of the ticking bomb that is Klaus.

    • And now you know why I hate the MC of this series. Just transform him into Hifumi already and be done with it.
      Quite honestly, I would kill the whole lot of them, but our MC is a “regular” Japanese person, so of course he won’t draw that card as he has no balls to do so anyway.

  33. Thanks for the third part…

  34. macktheknife123

    Thanks for the chapter. I think Klaus just did a Leouch from “Code Geass” on this chapter. I thought at first he would the villain this might be his last chance to take someone down, then change it to that he might be doing this to change the outcome so his grandchildren would not die and take the blame. But the end he did so that none of his grandchildren and for a big opportunity for his future generations.

    • The big oportunity for grand children was there already, whose two idiots and their son had a promising future, but those two idiots almost throw it away with their own lives atached trying to rebel.

      • macktheknife123

        Yeah, that. But I was thinking at the beginning Wend. wanted to give his half-brothers some territory (or land) and a title but was rejected by his father and brother. Which the half brothers did wanted but instead they received position of head of store and hotel or something and headsman (I can not remember what happen in that chapter). Because of the rebellion they have to banish and watch in another territory for there crime. Land that is not being used and they will have there pay cut in half (Klaus and Dumber and Dumberer). But they were successful and received the new land and the grandchildren might have chance to receive a title later on. But that is a maybe.

  35. Says the japanese government is weak-kneed, then he himself proceeds to spare the rebels. Even gives klaus a chance for negotiations. Should be called tentacles since it just went beyond soft. Wend’s actions that is.

  36. Rebel scum.

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