Isekai demo Bunan ni Ikitai Shoukougun ch 11


11. For the time being, It’s the end

“Shit, Are you serious!?”

Dokora showed a surprised expression in front of the knights who appeared, but immediately changed to a smile.

“Miss, are you the captain of this unit?”

“That’s right!”

“Does the guy who found this place with you right now?”

“…It’s me who found this place.”

“Oh, Miss Knight, Don’t bullshit me! I can see it from your eyes. You’re a fucking serious knight. That kind of knight anticipating enemy in their escape route, and leaving their fellow knight in the middle of battle? That’s impossible!”

“…”

“Don’t take me for a fool! The guy who sought out this place isn’t the one who lives proudly like you. But, a guy who knows how to live like us.”

Hmm… that man named Dokora… is his sense better than his brain?

Maybe beacuse he had a lot of experience, so he trusted his sense more.

“Hey, let me talk to him. If you do so, I’ll properly deal with you later, Okay? He’s hiding right?”

Dokora looks around.

… is there no choice but to come out?

I remembered Illias said that I should never come out, she want to avoid unnecessary circumstances that might happen.

“Grandpa Kara, I’ll leave the rest to you.”

“Sure, Just be carefull boy.”

I stand and come out from the bush to the open space.

It seems Illias want to protest to me.

“It seems that he will not run away from fight, so if he just want to talk to me, I don’t mind. You will protect me if something happen, right?”

“Ah.. Right..”

“Anyway, it’s necessary.”

The last word, I said it with a low voice that can’t be heard by Dokora.

Then, I stand right beside Illias, and walk together.

For Dokora, this conversation is not to stall time. It’s for his own curiosity.

That is also necessary for us. I will do it as I like, but still, I need to be carefull.

“Hmm… is it you? I don’t feel like you’re a fighter.”

“That’s right. I’m confidence that I’m weaker than anyone here.”

“That’s a good introduction. But, is it really you? Let me ask you some question then.”

“Sure.”

“How did you find Gidou’s base?”

“When I was lost in the mountain, I found it accidentally. That simple”

“…Are you serious!? I thought you might did some kind of trick? …Well, there’s at least one miracle or chance in life.”

I hard to believe when someone said that. But, I’m surprised that he’s not shocked by it.

Dokora believes in his plan, but understands that it is not perfect.

Therefore, he are preparing the next move.

A well-prepared person. Then, there is a high possibility that there will be countermeasures and preparations for the current situation.

“Next question, how did you get the information out?”

“From their fear even after death, I thought that Necromancy was involved.”

“I don’t care about that. I know that even if the knights can’t understand it, some priests may know it… What I asked is how did you make those fools spit out information.”

“I told them that I’ll extend their execution date until Necromancer died, but only for the first three people who speak, that’s it.”

“…I see, so you’re saying that you can even use their meaning of live?”

“As long as they’re useful, and you can use it why not? I mean, You can get so far by bullshiting.”

“…Then last question, just what kind of thing did you use to track us to this place?”

“Comprehension, I guess.”

Dokora silence for a while. then, he distorted his mouth pleasantly.

“I see.. It’s definitely you. I understand it now. I doubted it at first, but I’m convinced by looking at your eyes now.”

“That’s good.”

“Who the fuck are you? You’re not a good guy like them, right?”

“How rude. I’m a good ordinary person.”

“Like hell good people can understand people like me! If someone like you called himself a normal citizen, then what would vilain even do?”

If you say so, I’m having trouble answering it.

There’re a lot type of villain. For example if there are tyrants who leave their name in history, there’s also those who leave a wound in only one heart.

Maybe some were only heard their name, but there’s some who were actually involved with them.

I’m not going to talk for a long time, but how do I make him understand?

“Villain, huh? They do a lot of thing, I guess”

“Hmm, I see… Black hair, black eyes… I don’t know any clan with that kind of features… Wait!”

Dokora points at me as if he remembered something.

“You… you’re a human from ‘Earth’, aren’t you?”

“!?” [Tn: I guess he make a Shocked Pikachu face]

This guy.. did he really know it?

This word is really unexpected.

The bandit leader knows about the world of the earth…

If he really know it, it will be troublesome if Illias kills you. Right?

Wait, maybe Dokora is also an earthling!?

“From your expression, it semms that’s correct. I can’t believe it’s true and I’m in front of that person right now.”

“I answered all your questions. Then let me ask you too. How do you know about ‘Earth’?”

“Well, Of course I know! Necromancy that messed up my life! And the Resuscitation Magic that created the worst history in this world! All of it was a Taboo created by those from another world!”

Apparently Dokora might not be not an Earthling.

When I gaze at Illias. I saw her surprised face. It seems, she don’t know about this.

Even so, the Earthlings made Resuscitation Magic. Is that possible?

Certainly, in the history of the world, there are anecdotes that are said to have created the basis of the fantasy world such as alchemists and witches.

Then, if these people who said that anecdotes have come to this world in the past, I can deny that they might created magic that is dangerous and called a Taboo.

But in modern times, magic is an illusion that can only exist in the imaginary world.

It’s hard to believe, but Dokora doesn’t semm lying.

In the first place, there’s no need to lie in this kind of situation.

“Do you know anything else?”

“What!? You want to shut my mouth too? Like at that time!”

“I just want to know.”

“Really? Well, too bad for you. All I knew was the entrance to that abyss. Heack, even this Necromancy is just a bonus.”

“…”

“If you want to know no matter what, look for it yourself! I’ve give you enough clue to start with, isn’t it?”

Then, Dokora pulls out the knife on his waist.

“Well, it’s good enough for me. It’s a business, and I’ve got a lot of profit already. So, Thanks.”

Illias appears in front of Dokora, who is ready to battle.

Does the talk end here? Honestly, I couldn’t help but wanted to keep talking for a while longer.

I finished my purpose. What happen from now, I’ll just trust it to Illias.

“Hey, You guys! There are a lot more people than us! And they’re stronger than the knights who came to our base, so do your best! I’ll make the one who died be an undead!”

“Yes Boss!”

Unlike the former bandits, they have high morale and no fear of the knights.

Since they’ve escaped the siege and to succeed in their escape, they have no choice but to fight now.

You can tell by looking at their face. Unlike bandits who were scared of Necromancy, They fully trust Dokora.

They enjoy the way they live.

They’re the villain, but I’m a little jealous to them.

If, the first one met was not Illias, but Dokora… No, I can’t think that kind of imagination right now.

I must concentrate on protecting myself during this battle.

“Illias, where should I stand?”

“Don’t move from there! We’ll always protect you!”

“Yes, Ma’am.”

There was nothing I could do. I could only believe what I was told.

They told me something difficult, huh.

Now the bandits is also directed here. An opponent who can easily kill me is about to attack.

The fear is as good as when I saw that Bear and Slime. No, there are fears that I feel because they’re also human.

I bite the sleeve of my left arm to hold my shivering jaw.

Because I’m starting to lose my composure, I bit too strong. But the pain in my arms calms my heart and barely keep myself.

“Well, Let’s do this!”

Dokora throws a knife at me.

Illias knocks it down.

Two knives stuck in the ground. Two!?

I’m sure he threw only one… means the other is a hidden knife.

It seems he threw a small knife behind the large knife. And I didn’t in the slightest see that.

Illias, who naturally knocks it down, is really reliable.

At the same time, a fierce battle at the surrounding began.

Even from amateur perspective, you could say that Lord Ragdo’s knights is in the upper hand.

However, the movement of the bandits here is a bit difference than the bandits we fought last time.

They’re trying to keep the knight movement in check and not attacking carelessly.

Then, Dokora takes out a new knife and try to stike Illias.

His movement far surpasses other bandits. If the knight fight him and do something carelessly, they might die.

Two bandits surround me, but I’m sure the knights will protect me.

Maybe the bandits think if they can use me, an ordinary people, well. They miight kill the knights.

I know that I’m just a burden here, even so I want to say thank you to the knights.

“Hahaha! Miss, You’re strong. Even in Garne, I didn’t see someone as strong as you!”

While dealing with Illias strike, Docora sweating on his forehead.

If he try to recieve the Illias’s strike properly with his knife, I’m sure his hand that holding the knife will got blown away.

He only got one-arm left, so he must be in a lot of pressure now.

On the other hand, Illias not even sweating. And she doesn’t look enjoying the fight.

She just chasing after him while swinging her swords quietly.

“It’s a shame that she has good skill but not good at talking. Let’s enjoy the fight more! It’s a great opportunity to relieve your stress from training, isn’t it?”

“There’s no need to please the bad guys. I don’t even have that feeling!”

“Tsk! What a boring woman! I bet even sleeping with that man would be more fun than you!”

Hey! It’s freaking me out a bit.

However, slowly, the balance gradually collapses.

“I see. I’m sure you’re a hard working Missy. Now, it seems that my leftover arms are broken.”

Dokora appeals to the fatigue of his arms. But then, suddenly he throw his knife.

Illias knocks it down without changing her complexion.

“Well, with my strength it semms this is as far I can go. Now, Let me use my trump card.”

He pull out a new knife. But, unlike the knife I saw earlier, it’s black.

Illias also felt something with the knife, then she reholding the sword again.

“Hmm, even your sense also good, Miss. But don’t worry, I’m not going to use this to fight you.”

Dokora said that while swinging his arm.

“This is how I use it!”

He throw it high in the sky.

The knife reached a height that hard to see and burst.

Then, something like a black mist spreads at a tremendous speed and come down.

The battlefield was wrapped in black mist in an instant.

“Cover him with a barrier, Now!”

At the same time with that shout, my body is wrapped in something like a film of light.

It seems that one of the knights around me used some magic to me.

My vision becomes slightly dark.

It doesn’t look like something to steal my vision. If there’s a need for a barrier, is it poison? Wait, maybe it’s that.

“Oh, good decision missy. It might harm someone with no mana.”

“Necromancy, huh…!”

“You could say that… but I didn’t cast any Necromancy Magic, though? It just that I put unbelievable amount of mana created by Necromancy into the knife… So, even if you bring a lot of Magic Sealing Stone, it doesn’t matter?”

Even if you use a lot of magic stones, It seems that Magic activated by Mana with special characteristic can’t be broken.

What made He decide to use Necromancy now? To reuse the corpses of the bandits here?

I look around. Some bandits is dead, but there is no sign of movement.

I think the knights and Illias are thinking about the same thing.

To not forget to be alert to the corpses even during this war.

“Ah, this guy is different from the guys who used the escape to increase the undead. This is the proper way to use necromancy. That’s to use the dead!”

Screams from the surroundings. Not the bandits voice, let alone the knights.

Then, does that mean…

“Be careful! We’re surrounded!”

Hands crawl from the surrounding ground.

I remember the scene I saw in the movie. The classic horror video that revives zombies from the graveyard.

Upon understanding the situation, the thirty knights who surrounded the twenty bandits were surrounded by over fifty undeads.

“They move according to my magic. It’s not a smalll fry that runs wild and attacks that area. They’re my loyal pawns who will do anything I order them to!!”

Undead that carry weapons, undead that following it from behind, and a big undead that suddenly jumped out from the back of the forest.

Undead roar!”

That appearance is familiar.

Maybe it’s Gidou, the boss of the bandit who defeated the other day.

With a big sword that is as big as the previously equipped mallet, start an assault on Illias.

“As I thought, he was an excellent material to use. By the way, He might have a grudge to you.”

Illias receives the great sword from his powerful arm.

It seems that the attack has been completely prevented, but the sword pressure penetrates Illias’s body and creates a crack on the ground.

He’s much faster and more powerful than I’ve seen before.

Gidou’s arm burst due to a reaction that uses force beyond the body. But, the arm regenerates in an instant.

So, This is an immortal undead…. Not just a moving corpse. It’s a soldier who can keeps fighting inexhaustibly.

Even by now, I feel any nervous in the knight’s face, but I am.

“I see, when I see this, it makes me want to sympathize him.”

While saying so, Illias swing her sword, and cut Gidou’s head.

But. it soon regenerate again.

“Well then, from what I see, it seems that you guys didin’t bring any baptized holy weapon, so what will you do, Miss Knight? It’s okey if you want to withdraw, though? I’m not going to chase you all.”

“Don’t talk nonsense. It’s just that he can’t die, so why I need to be afraid?”

The bandits who became undead. They have more power than before, but they are not overwhelming any knights.

“We are the Knights, led by the strongest in Tiez, Lord Ragdo! This kind of level can’t scare us!”

“That’s… Amazing, I guees. But to what extent you can mantain that spirit?”

Dokora still has his composure.

I can understand that. We can handle the undead coming, but that’s it. The undead keep regenerate, and the bandits that still live sets up a surprise attack.

We are the one in disadvantage of this endurance battle.

It is necessary to consider running away.

“If we defeat the caster…”

“Sorry, but I’ve already ordered these guys. If my mana exists in this area, they won’t stop even if I got killed. Anyway, I don’t plan to be killed here.”

How annoying, no wonder it labeled as a Taboo.

If it’s Maya, who was a priest, She might have known some way, but she is not here.

There are no knights in this Ragdo corps who have countermeasures against Necromancy. All of them are muscle-brain gorillas.

What can I do now? I need to think if there is anything I can do.

But, I don’t have a lot of knowledge about Necromancy.

This undead is moving with the mana that is spread around this area.

And Magic Sealing Stone has no effect. In other words, there is currently no way to cancel these.

The only thing we can do now is either leave this place or do something to the mana around this area.

However, there are a lot of Magic Sealing Stones scattered around here. So, we can’t do something with magic.

Maybe there is no choice but to withdraw here and hunt them down again next time….

“I see, So I just need to do something with this annoying mana, right?”

Illias takes a deep stance. And the sword that she grip start to shine.

“Hey, You can’t use magic Here!”

Dokora scatters a magical stone around Ilias. Damn, how many did he have?

However, the sword still Shining. It shine to the point dazzling the eyes.

“Isn’t magic!?”

“All units, jump!”

As Illias shouts, my body floats in the air. It seems, one of the knights held me and jump.

So high! How could this grandpa jump 5 meters in a vertical while carrying a person!?

While I’m in astonishment, Illias swing her sword horizontally.

At the same time, a huge amount of light was emitted, the black mist was blown away, and the bandits who were late to escape to the ground and the undead were cut off in an invisible slash.

Illias Slash Illustration

Then, I feel like coughing from the impact when landing.

I see the surrounding, of course, the open space become even wider as the trees in the surrounding collapes.

The undead that got cut by that light also turn into a lump of meat and doesn’t seem to be regenerate again.

Dokora jumps into the air and make a nervous face for the first time.

“Shit! What a brute strength! All of my mana got swept away with one slash.”

She’s really a Gorilla. I’m trying to close my open mouth with my hand.

Now, llias turns her sword to Dokora.

“It seems the undead won’t regenerate anymore. If you have another trick left, you better use it now.”

“Well, there’s no choice then. If I can, I don’t want to use it”

While saying that, Dokora takes out a black ball.

Don’t say that’s something full of his mana again, hey?

“Eat this!”

Dokora hits the ball on the ground.

This time thick smoke begins to fill the surroundings.

Damn, It’s a smoke screen!

“Are you trying to run away? Don’t be a coward!”

“Of course I am, Miss Straight Knight.”

Dokora turned back, trying to leave the place…. But, Fell to the spot.

“What!?”

A spear that flew from around the collapsed trees blown up Dokora’s legs.

In the direction in which the spear flew, Grandpa Kara looked at me with a proud face.

Illias is surprised at the situation.

“Sigh… Miss proud knight, Don’t you have any pride?”

“It’s not her plan, but mine.”

I let out my voice. And Dokora’s line of sight shifts here.

His expression is calm.

“Did you expect this from the beginning?”

“You ran away once. I thought you goona make a gap this time and run away again.”

“That’s right. But damn, your timing was just too perfect.”

“Of course, after all we’ve ben leading you to the moment when you were sure you could escape.”

All according to the plan.

Right, I only told about this strike to Grandpa Kara. I only told Illias to make Dokora prepare for his escape.

I asked Grandpa Kara to stay hidden and told him that Dokora will start an escape at some point. I also asked him to keep a position where he could always throw a spear.

The reason why I stopped hiding and showed myself is to avoid the risk that Dokora looked around and found Grandpa Kara.

There was a possibility of success because it’s a surprise attack that’s difference from knight’s action.

However, I didn’t know a lot about Dokora, so I took a step with a higher success rate.

I gave this instruction to Grandpa Kara as the timing to throw.

『Aim at the moment when someone started blaming Dokora that plan to escape.』

I was going to say it myself. But, in the ned it’s Illias who said it.

Hearing these blaming, Dokora would be convinced that he had a chance.

When he was conviced, I confirmed the success or failure of my actions.

Even if you always pay attention to the surroundings, the accuracy will drop to some extent.

For Dokora, who believes in his skill and experience, we need to make sure he conviced that he could escape.

That’s why that moment is the best chance.

I didn’t say anything to the other knights to make this situation.

I Believe that they will blame Dokora for trying to escape.

“Comprehension, was it? It seems you really understand. Get fucked up like this make me happy somehow.”

“I see.”

Maybe he was thinking the same thing as me, Dokora sighs and laughs.

“Maybe I could have a good relationship with you.”

“Perhaps. But I don’t like taking people’s lives”

“You will soon get used to it. I guarantee that.”

“Then I’ll be careful not to lose the way.”

“Yeah, You should.”

Illias walks from behind with her sword in her hand.

“There is a map in my belongings. It shows some of the locations of bases that only I know. Find the most hidden base, that will be my farewell gift to you.”

Dokora laughs, the sword that Illias holds is no longer in his sight.

“I’m amazed you can still laugh in this kind of situation.”

“Hey, could you tell me your name?”

“Sure…”

At the same time I give my name. Dokora ruminate my name silently, and laughed again for the last time. And, Illias swing her sword down.

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Isekai demo Bunan ni Ikitai Shoukougun ch 10

finally, the start of two digit ch…. and it’s quite long.


10. For the time being, Do your best afterwards

The knights are gathering on the outside of the Tiez’s castle gate.

In the center is the Knights, led by Leanor in red cloak.

He smiles satisfactorily while watching the composition.

He’ve already heard that other lords were having a hard time fighting bandits.

The knight with yellow cloak is from Lord Fowl corps. Leanor did a bit of sarcasm to him at the meeting, but admit his ability.

Because Leanor knew that Lord Fowl with do anything by all by means to reach here, That’s why Leanor not gonna say anything to him.

Leanor heard that Lord Ragdo gave him as a helper to help Lady Ratzel’s corps in the form of a recommendation.

He knew that Lord Ragdo was trying to give Lady Ratzel an opportunity. But apart of her bravery, He think that she’s a bit inexperience.

Therefore, He never expected her to achieve this kind results.

However, she is still a naive woman. Now, she lost the opportunity to earn the credit.

At first, He was surprised when a request for cooperation came from Lord Ragdot’s message, as it’s such a good opportunity.

He narrowed down the number of mobilizations of other corps, and arranged a lot of knights to surpass other corps.

And, as planned, he succeeded in taking control of this operation.

If only he succeeded in getting information from the bandits, he would have to subdue them without requesting cooperation from others corps.

Of course, He knew that Lord Ragdo corps that boasts a small number of elite, it’s not possible to subdue the bandits all in once.

If it’s only one base, it would not difficult to destroy with just their corps.

But then, He get new prisoners, and get more information.

It takes time to reach this point, but in the end he can monopolize the credit.

“After all she is a woman. When it’s about being out of hand, then she asking someone else for help. She’s laking guts to do it till the end by herself.”

The messenger comes over there.

“What? is the othe corps finished making their formation?”

“There’s nothing to say about that. It just somrone from Sir Ratzel say to give this documents to Lord Leanor.”

Leanor scan through the documents given to him.

There were detailed maps and information of each site in more detail than the one handed over earlier.

“Hmm, isn’t it good?”

“I would like to ask you to share the informations with the troops that will attack each base.”

“Even though the old soldier just a few in number, isn’t they a bit sloopy with circulating information? Or it’s just that they dissappointed to be used as a messenger?”

Then, Leanor think.

“Alright, give these documents to the knight from our corps that wil go to each base. And command them to use it to lead the other knight.”

it’s not a bad idea.

These document may have been prepared by someone with a meticulous personality.

But, There is no such person with Lady Ratzel and the old soldiers from Lord Ragdo corps.

Then, he remember the behavior of a young man at a conference.

Probably the young man, colleague of Lady Ratzel, prepared these.

While Lord Ragdo’s knights show their dissatisfaction with us, He stood around and easily make the situation procred smoothly.

Perhaps that young man is not happy about the success of Lady Ratzel which is a woman.

He made a suggestion while raising his hand to see if there’s anyone who wanted to join Lady Ratzel, so that I could easily send them to logistic support.

What a strong man.

Maybe It’s okey to put a bit of my eyes to him, who knows maybe I could use him.

“First, let’s see how useful these documents are.”

In this way, the bandit subjugation team led by Lord Leanor start to march the troops at night.

Dokora, the leader of the bandits alliance, heard the news that the knights have come to attack the base.

The possibility of finding a base hidden in the forest or mountains is low, but not without exception.

Therefore, the minimum patrol was issued even at night.

Wasn’t even noticed by the patrol, the base was already surrounded by knights.

Apparently, they know the route that the bandit goes through.

Means, information is leaked.

Would it be the captured Gido member’s that leaked the information?

Docora scratch his head with his remaining arm.

“I know that they might be threatened, but I don’t think they were a fool.”

The person who understands the horror of Necromancy is the user, Dokora himself.

In order to convey it to the others to the fullest extent, he used a crew that he judged difficult to control as example.

He purposely give that crew a territory that is hard to act, and reduce their profit compared to other bases.

It gave them the feeling of disparity and fueled them to start rebellion.

Soon after, they broke the rules and started doing whatever they wanted.

Since most of them originally an outlaw, they explodes immediately if they feel dissatisfied.

Then, Dokora dismissed them as a purge and shown the other how it will be as a victim of Necromancy.

The effect was outstanding, even the leaders of each crew were afraid of Dokora.

Even knowing it, will one of them leaked information?

It is unlikely that they died and resisted the fear that he shown them.

He don’t think the bandit would spoke because of the torture by beautiful knights, but judging the current situation, in the end the leaked information.

Judge that the threat he gave them is sufficient. Maybe it’s his fault to share excessive information in order to work more effectively.

The information leaked and the knights was a surrounding the base, means that the knights would have prepared a considerable number.

In other words, it can be considered that the other bases are also surrounded. It’s the end for the other bases.

“Well, it’s already happened. Let’s run away! be prepared!”

“B, But, we’re surrounded by knights! Will we just cut it through!?”

“Fool! with your ability if we do that, we will just be doomed.”

Living as a bandit is harsh.

If normal people strength to be put in number, it will be 1, and the bandits about 10.

However, the knights have been training daily to improve their strength.

Perhaps even a weak knight should be about 20.

The knight with good skills about 50. Dokora also around that.

And the level of a knight captain… it’s a pain to think.

But that’s if we fighting head-on.

The knights currently fighting the member that stay outer tent. Well, they’re just a small fry that he can afford to lose.

But small fry won’t last long. He need to act early.

“Disperse and carry each treasure! If you make a hole in the bag and overflow, I’ll kill you! While preparing, I’ll try to break their momentum.”

“Okay Boss!”

In battle, the most effective means of achieving a high winning rate is to be stronger than your opponent.

Still even if you win in one-on-one, there’s still a chance to lose because of numbers.

But if you win both, it’s going to be hard to be overturned.

And, that’s the current situation.

The difference in ability between the trained knights and the bandits is clear, and some more the number of knights is overwhelming.

There’s not even a sight that any knight might lose in battle.

On the other hand, the corpses of bandits rolling on the ground will further increase.

Leanor saw the scene with satisfaction and continued conducting.

“Now, eradicate the stupid barbarians that despise us! We have advatange in both number and power, those who can’t get the bandit heads should be ashamed! Compete for higher achievement!”

“For achievement!”

The documents was very helpful.

When Leanor send his knight to scout in advance, the knight saw the bandits in patrol, then eliminate them quickly.

Then we succeed in surounding their base, a settlement thats blending well with the night.

While we try to surround them, they used their Detection Magic, so we fail to give them a surprise attack completely, but still we manage to surround them.

Now, the state of their largest base became like this. It may be good to see that the other bases have been successfully captured.

If their damage is just this insignificant, perhaps the knight will only slightly injured.

An like that, the one in command will be evaluated more.

“But… There’s just too few of them.”

According to the data, the number of the bandits is about 50, and up untill now only a few patrols have been killed.

It’s night right now, it’s hard to think that the bandits are out to work because the merchants don’t move at night.

Even if you see the reaction of the bandits, it’s unlikely that they had escaped in anticipation of this attack.

However, looking at the state of the battle, it seems that there are only about 30 people.

And all of them will be killed by the knights.

“Maybe some of them hiding in some tent? Hmmm… if so, the center tent look suspicious.”

The bandits who were fighting back will all be killed soon.

Then, Leanor gives new instructions.

“From the report the number of enemies is fifty, so there’s still around twenty left! Look inside the tent! and gradually move to the center!”

Following the knights, Leanor also looks inside the surrounding tents. And frowned.

Most tents have traces of what the bandits might have been sleeping to.

There’re leftover food, small dirty blankets, etc.

But sometimes he saw strange scenes.

“This… Corpse?”

A pile of dead corpses was left alone.

From the appearance of the clothes, it looks like a corpse of a bandit.

To prevent the smell from leaking out, Something like herb was scattered on the corpse, but the corpse has many maggots and flies on it.

Looking at the face of the other knights, it seems that there are many similar tents.

「 Why bother with the bodies of comrade… I’m sure the bandit leader was a necromancer… No way! 」

Leanor, One of the leaders of the Knights, got chills.

It’s not that he’ve never almost die.

And that experience would warn him in advance of future disasters. One hypothesis was in his head.

“Watch out for the corpses! There is something about it!”

The corpse bounced at the moment he shouted.

Leanor, who was looking at the corpse, barely avoided it, and blast the corpse with his sword.

The blow splits the corpse into upper and lower parts. But each part start to crawl and try to stick to each other again.

The remaining corpse also begins to move, it had begun attacking nearby knights with unhuman behavior.

It seems that similar events had occurred in the surrounding tents, and the battle between the knights and the corpse had begun.

“So, this is Necromancy, huh… Disgusting!”

While swearing, Leanor cut the attacking corpse, but it soon recover from it and began to move again.

They no longer a human corpse, it is just an undead monster.

“Cooperate with the surrounding knight! Don’t be afraid!”

Whille seeing the the situation, suddenly Leanor freeze.

The bandits that they kiiled ealier are starting to get up.

About 100 corpses were scattered inside the tent.

And 30 new bandit corpses have been added.

「 No way!? Some of the knights should have been equipped with magic stones. He can also magically activate the corpse at this timing. It shouldn’t even be possible to apply Necromancy to the bandit that just been kiiled! 」

The battle start again.

The movement of the undead seems to have increased in speed and power, but He can’t feel anything from it.

It just attacks as the instinct goes.

Therefore the trained knights will not lose.

But, the undead can’t die.

Whether you slash, stab, or strike it, they recover immediately and get up.

“Don’t die! Or you will become the undead! Those who have acquired the purification magic should try various things! Those who do not, find a way to block their movement!”

When Leanor giving the command, living bandits jump into his line of sight.

It seems that the bandits has begun to escape due to the confusion.

“Someone… Hel..!”

Leanor chased him, and dealt with him.

If He give an odd instruction at this timing, there might be someone who will surprised by the undead.

It’s possible to deal with it because it is undead from a bandit, If the knight become an undead, the threat will be bigger.

The sound of teeth grinding echoed and the seemingly perfect fromation was easily broken through.

“Hahaha! I think it would be better if they were dead from the start!”

While laughing with joy, for the measures he had prepared finally started, He was running through the woods.

“As expected of my Boss! But what exactly is the measures? The knight have a weapon with a Magic Sealing Stone though?”

“Magic Sealing Stones are convenient right? It will break down the magic that entered the area. But don’t get me wrong.It’s only the formula that disassembled.”

The Necromancy that Dokora used is simple. It is a thing that causes the soul of the dead to be taken into the original body and run wild as an undead. The troublesome thing about the undead is that it gives off mana that equally affect the surrounding corpses. So if you are attacked by an undead and die, you’ll become an undead. Even just by putting a corpse around will make them into undead too.

It’s a Forbidden magic that revives surrounding corpses one after another as undead if used once, and even some countries have been destroyed by this before.

And it’s easy to lie down the magic.In the center of the tent, he deployed a barrier that gave off the mana to make the undead quiet. He just need to calculate for timing and released it.

If you move around while bringing Magic Sealing Stones, you will get yourself in touble. Because the barrier itself will be released if the The Stone is brought close to it. However, the mana generated by the barrier and the mana generated by necromancy are mana with property, and it’s not a magic formula.

Magic Sealing Stones are the ones that seal magic, That meaning is not wrong, but the principle is different. All The stone do is dismantle the magic formula and return it back to mana. Therefore, the mana with the property is not affected by the stone.

The greatest merit of necromancy is that the created undead itself has a unique mana.

Therefore, even if a lot of Magic Sealing Stones are used, there will be no effect on it. As long as you don’t get disturbed when using it, you can do whatever you want.

“What? even if I tell in detail you will not understand it. Just be careful not to die near it, or you will become like them, even if I don’t do anything.”

“Y,Yes Boss!”

Drops a magic stone every time you advance a certain distance. And with this, it is not possible to trace to the your point with detection magic.

It’s not impossible to be chased while looking for traces of movement. Therefore, even if you just move straight in line, as long as you do this, it will be hard to trace the exact location.

Further ahead is an area where magic stones are scattered in advance. Just in case, Dokora had prepared an escape route and a terrain that was easy to use to escape.

Soon will be the first point, the open area. Only the long-term subordinates who are here now know this. It’s a place where they made it to be their secret area.

“Well, Let’s take a break for a while. Are these all the guys who could escape? I will check the luggage that we bring.”

Just a bit further, there are hideouts only known by this fellow and me. As long as they obey, it’s okey to bring them to escape.

“I guess other places were also finished. I should grateful to the knight. With this, our profit in the future will increase.”

The number of bandits who fled from Garne, who welcomed the new king, was enormous. Then, I started a bandit alliance so that they could pillage safely and the risk would be spread even if the knights moved.

And the result is good, The guys who didn’t like it were intentionally rebelled and used as a threat, and put the other guys that showed their favor to occupy a base where the knights could easily find them.

Leanor thought it was unlikely that the location would be exposed all at the same time, but still prepared a plan just in case anything bad happen. But this drastically reduces the number of bandits. From now on, a small number of elite bandits can casually ruin the hunting ground. So, it’s not all bad.

“Is that so? but I’m not happy at all even if the bad guys thank me.”

A knight appeared from the shade of the grass, with his voice echoing. Then, along with the appearance of the knight, some other knights also appeared from around.

“Shit, Are you serious!?”

“My name is Illias Ratzel. Bandit Boss Dokora, Your way of evil will end here.”

The woman knight who appeared pulled out her sword.

In the far behind where Illias looks cool, Grandpa Kara stand and another world traveler, who try to hide, leaning on his back.

Honestly, I’m tired. This time, no one want to carry me.

“One-armed man, huh… ther’s no mistake. I goes as the boy said.”

Wait, let me explain why we are in this situation right now.

It was expected from the beginning that Dokora, a man with one arm, escaped.

Thorough information control that has deceived the knights until now, Will a man with a getaway get caught so easily because we surrounded his base?

So, it is natural to think that he have one or two escape routes and routes.

Because his confident in the fear threat by his Necromancy, I can understand why he will rely on Necromancy.

Just in case, a few day ago I asked one of Lord Ragdo’s Knight to invertigaed again the cave that we attacked last time. And, no corpses were found there.

They buried the corspe with sadness? That’s impossible.

Then he’ll use it for something… Of course at times like this.

The name Dokora was also discovered thanks to Maya finding the information

Once he work in the dark side of a certain kingdom. One day he did something taboo and be a wanted.

After that, it seems that he became a thief in Garne. But, since a new king rise in Garne, He fled to Tiez. And as the result he is here now.

Experience that he got from work in the dark side, He found it to be useful to bandit business.

In other words, Dokora is a type that utilizes past experience rather than his intelegence.

Such actions are biased towards those who trust their experience, so when you know their pattern, it is easy to read them.

I certain that he will use a Magic Sealing Stone to escape. Since it is cheap, it is possible to sprinkle it on the escape route in advance.

The reason why Illias, Lord Ragdo corps were put into a completely free state called logistical support, This is because Her corps will going ahead around the escape route from the start.

The march course of the knight was also decided in advance at the meeting place and the direction that the bandit will likely use to escape is narrowed down.

Then, just before the attack, I searched around using the Detection Magic.

By the way, Lord Leanor, didn’t attached any of his members to the Ragdo corps.

Perhaps they didn’t even want to work together. Even if some came, I will to do something about it.

When I searched using Detection Magic, the place where the magic was countered mostlikely his route to escape. so, we move circling around the area where the stone is placed.

Then I found and open place in front of the route, that seemd to be a man-made. Maybe It was supposed to be used as a point to join after splitting.

It seems that everyone came over because the formation was easily broken. In a sense, it’s a good job to Lord Leanor.

Even if I had no real experience, I was wondering what a genius type with a smart head could do.

Probably now, Lord Leanor is being challenged by an undead group.

I’m secretly asking a skilled person from church, Maya, to come for support, so the subjugation should be underway at this time.

Even Lord Leanor won’t have any complaints about this later, right? In the first place, I even let him had his way to be the one in command.

Well, from here onward, it’s Illias’s portion.

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Isekai demo Bunan ni Ikitai Shoukougun ch 9

This chapter harder to translate more than I thought.
A lot of the word in the source doesn’t make sense…
Anyway, here ch 9.


9. For the time being, I leave it to you

After getting the information, the first action I took was to return to the church.

Information on the masterminds of the bandit alliance, a man with one arm.

I told Maya about the newly obtained information. This will allow us to narrow down the candidates further.

Maya says that information will arrive soon, so she will tell me as soon as she understand.

Information arrive means… is it possible to exchange information over a long distance in this world? just like the Internet?

Maybe it’s a homing pigeon? If there’s a need to use the pigeon means the information must be a lot, anyway let’s leave it to her.

Then on my way back, I walked around the town while talking with Illias about future actions. And returned to the barracks after that.

The town is full of energy, I saw the market is crowded with many people.

When I was taken to church for the first time, I was carried all the way. So, I couldn’t really look around.

It is said that the prosperity of the country can be seen by looking at the faces of the people.

Many of the people walking in the city of Japan have a hard expression.

But in this kingdom, The people face is full of emotions as if every day is a festival.

Just looking at it makes me feel like I get some of their energy.

“I guess, the king of this kingdom is a pretty good king, huh.”

Such words naturally come out from my mouth.

“Of course! The king in this generation and the king from the previous generation, both of them doing a wonderful reign for the kingdom and its citizens. It is the greatest pride and joy for me to serve that country as a knight.”

Illias said with gentle face as she watches her surrounding full of liveliness of the people.

“When you see that this kingdom prospering this much, the number of merchants from outside which come here will eventually increase.”

“That’s right, But there are those who are willing to make profit with malicious intent. And that’s unforgivable “

“From the information we obtained, the bandit alliance’s base have quite alot of members. And mostly they already know that we crushed one of their base. When they heard that, they might change their main base location. Before something like that happens, it’s better if we give them surprise attack. Means that we need some mens.”

“Hmm… I am a subordinate of Lord Ragdo’s Knight, one of the leaders of the knight that protect of this country. I will explain to him our circumstances, and ask permission to summons his knight.”

“And how many of them you can call?”

“I guees… around 30?”

Not a lot, huh.

When we went to subjugate the bandits, there were about 10 people because it was called a sudden gathering, that means… 30% of them came at that time?

Our number are too few. in this case, we might need coopeartion from the other knights corps.

“How about the other knights corps? Can’t you ask for thier cooperation?”

“It’s not that I can’t… but…”

Illias said that with a bitter face.

There seems to be some unreasonable circumstances.

Not that I can’t understand it. After all, if the units are different, there might be feuds with each other.

“Do you think the current number enough? The last time was a surprise attack after blocking their exit route. So the bandits had no choice but to fight back, and the opponents who tried to escape could easily be captured.”

The base of other bandits are not be a cave like that time.

They bulit huts and tents in some part of the forests.

In other words, they can escape in all directions, so we need a lot of knights to block their escape routes.

From the information, The bandit alliance have five bases.

One was destroyed the other day, so four left.

Three of it has around 30 to 50 people like last time. And the last one, the ‘Black Curtain’ base have around 50 people.

It is impossible for thirty kinghts to hunt down nearly two hundred bandits.

“You’re right… I need to think about is sfety of the citizens first. Not my image. I’ll request cooperation from other knights immediately.”

Illias agrred reluctantly.

It seems as if some kind of problem would occur by requesting cooperation.

“Ilias, could you tell me some things before that?”

After that, I left him and went to Lord Ragdo alone. In order to obtain the cooperation of from a lot of Knights, Illias requested Lord Ragdo to tell it to the other Knights corps.

“Hmm, All right. But Ilias, do you understand what will happen if you ask other units to cooperate?”

“I understand… But the number of bandits exceeds the imagination. We finally got their information this! If we miss this chance, we will have many more victims!”

“Right… but it’s okay to ask for my support too you know?”

“No, Lord Ragdo is a symbol that should be the last fort to protect the castle and the kingdom. And you’ve helped me a lot, so this time I’ll think it as a test for my self.”

“But…”

“I am also a knight that protect this country. I can’t be spoiled forever.”

“Well, if you say like that, I’ll stay quiet until the end this time.”

“Thank you very much. Then, please let the representatives of the cooperation know that there will be a meeting at the barracks outside the castle tonight.”

“This bandit subjugation is a kingdom problem. It’s okay to use the meeting room in the castle you know?”

“No, I have a collaborator from outside. He said, ‘Can you let an outsider who seems to be cooperating to enter the castle, right?’, so I wished for a barracks.”

“I see, he’s a modest person, huh.”

“I hope so…”

“?”

There is no lie in my what I said Lord Ragdot. But then he continued like this.

“It’s hard to do it if he can’t be there.”

At night, a lot of knights gathered in the largest room in the barracks.

The representatives are Illias and Granpa Kara.

After that, the representatives of each Knights appeared.

Some have the subordinates sent, and some, the knight commander came directly.

The former can be thought of as a pure collaborator.

But, the knight commander came directly is….

This place is smaller than the castle and probably a little dirty.

Some people are worried about how dirty the room is, and some wamt the chairs for themself.

That side probably will make some moves. I have to watch them carefully.

Then, Illias stood up and started speaking around.

“First let me say thank you for gathering late at night. Tonight, we are going to discuss about the details of the bandit troubles. Let me explain the current situation.”

Does her opponent have the same title as her superiors? her tone feels firm.

And she explained the process up to now, and the story that I came from outside is barely explained.

However, it was clear why Ilias was unwilling to ask for cooperation.

Knight like Grandpa Kara, such as the members of Lord Ragdo’s corps, were welcoming to Illias.

But most of the knights who are here now have cold eyes.

Some of them are impressed, and some are honestly pleased that we have hunted down the bandits… Hey, the one who just clicking his tongue, I’ll remember your face!

When I feel angry like this, I think that I am also favored by Ilias, and listen to the story.

“And I succeeded in finding out the location of each base. Therefore, I want to borrow the cooperation of each team to attack all bases in the morning.”

“May I speak now?”

The one wearing red cloak raised his hand.

The difference between a normal knight and a knight commander is the quality of their cloak.

Knights use armor ornaments with cloaks in the colors that symbolize their corps.

The knight commander has the royal coat with Tiez crest embroidered on it.

By the way, the color of the Ragdo corps is turquoise.

“Lord Leanor, by all means”

“We will not spare any troops in cooperation. Slaughtering the bandits who mess our country, that’s natural. Some of them might be the who choose to betray this kingdom, or them that have some grudes to this kingdom.”

A man in a yellow cloak stare intensely at the knight commander called Lord Leanor.

Ah, so he was the knights who responsible for this mission last time.

“Excuse me, Lady Ratzel, how many people will join from Ragdo corps to defeat this bandit?”

“About thirty.”

“Hmm, isn’t it good for a corps with the smallest number of members? However, this time our Reanor corps will deploy 300 knights. it’s 10 times than yours.”

“Thank you very much.”

“Don’t worry about it. As I said earlier, the subjugation of bandits is a matter for me to solve as soon as possible. But! Wouldn’t it be inconvenient for a corp with small number of knights to hold command?”

“That’s…”

“Isn’t your Ragdo corps is only a few elite soldiers? I’ll show that my corps can be more active ten times than yours!”

Then, Grandpa Kara butt in, but the expression of Lord Leanor does not changes.

“I know that. But, that’s why. The most important is how we use our manpower efficiently not who is the one in command, right? Also, there are 300 people in my corps alone, so how do you intend to lead?”

“Hmmph!”

“The total command of this subjugation team should be the team with the most members. Well, how many the other corps can prepare?”

“100!”

“70!”

“180!”

“120!”

Roughly calculated, eight hundred, it seems that enough numbers are available.

And from the beginning, Lord Leanor has prepared a large number of soldiers with that intention.

“So, is there any problem with me taking command in this bandit subjugation?”

“No objection.”

“Same.”

“If it’s Lord Leanor, I’m okay.”

“if you can give detailed instructions, I’ve no problem.”

Including the man in the yellow cloak, everyone showed their willingness.

Illias told me that she was disrespected because she was a woman.

There are not many women in this country who aim to be knights.

Even more to be someone like Illias, who is close with the knight commander.

I asked Grandpa Kara before, he said that within the knight itself is more insidious than expected.

Illias, a knight who ranks high in the country despite being a woman, a favorite of the oldest veteran, Lord Ragdo.

From the perspective of the male knights, her breakthrough may be a symbol of jealousy.

Old veteran like Lord Ragdo just view illias like a granddaughter, there no discrimination between man of woman.

The bandit subjugation this time was a difficult problem that other corps could not succeed, and Illias, a woman, did it.

Right now, it seems that no one disagreed with it.

But later, If failed, use it as a pretext for criticism, and if it seems to succeed, try to get the maximum achievement.

Sigh, what a narrow-minded people.

A man or a woman? that kind of pride, they will abandon it if something goes wrong. Just a bunch of people with cheap pride.

Even though Ilias has a muscle-brain like gorilla, she is a good knight.

In the end, Man or woman wouldn’t matter to be a good knight.

Well, I thought that something like this might happen, so I had already consulted with Grandpa Kara and prepared various things.

“Hey Kid! Can you say something to these guys?”

“Hmm? Right.”

“I don’t mind Who are you? You don’t look like a knight.”

“In this case, I’m just the information provider. I’m in cooperation with Lady Ratzel.”

“An outsider, huh.. So are there any opinions with me taking command?”

“No, That part I don’t mind. I just want to say, If there is a corps that can dedicate to be messenger, wouldn’t it be easier to coordinate the other corps if that corps to become the center?”

“Wha..!?”

“Heh, It seems that you understand.”

“Since you will be in command, isn’t it troublesome if you don’t get the information properly? That’s why please take a look at this.”

While passing through Grandpa Kara, who is pretending to look speechless, I handed the prepared bundle of parchment to Lord Leanor.

Even so, Grandpa Kara acting is good.

“This?”

“A map that summarizes the locations of the bandit bases, and the travel routes they are using. In addition, it is a document that summarizes information of each gang.”

Lord Leanor is checking the map.

“Well, this is good. A route that is easy to proceed when entering the forest or mountains, and even their approximate patrol route or scout route also writen here.”

“Since I tried so hard to get this information, I don’t want you wasted it. This is what I want to say.”

“I see, i see, Certainly I will be rude to your efforts if I don’t use them. Let’s use it well.”

“I also have a larger map. And since the representative from each corps is here, isn’t it okay if you decide the routes that the other corps will use now?”

I said that while taking out a large map and spread it on the desk.

“You prepared it well. It saves me the trouble. Then, let’s finish this quickly.”

“Lord Leanor will be in charge for their main base, which is said to have their mastermind, right?”

“Of course! My corps is not a coward.”

Sigh, can’t believe he said it pridefully. I know that he just want the merit.

“Then, we will allocate the other corps to other bases, so with which corps do you want the Ragdo corps led by Lady Ratzel to join? Is there anyone want to work with her?”

I say that and pay attention to everyone, but there is no reply.

Well, I was hoping for a reaction like this.

“Then her corps will wait near the trade route as a logistical support. If there is some corps in trouble, her corps will go as reinforcement. Lord Leanor, Is it okay?”

“Of course.”

“Is there anyone want to object? If no, then I will leave each base to each corps.”

This time everyone nodded. I guess unless there are too many predicaments, they will not say anytihng.

Then, the strategy meeting proceeded forward, and each representative left the place to organize their own.

“Well, let’s prepare for this too.”

“…”

Illias giving me a sour look.

Ah, Speaking of which, I talked this only to Grandpa Kara.

And somemore I said to Illias to lieave it all to me, but in the end, she will be in logistical support, no wonder she give me that look.

“Grandpa Kara, can you tell the members of the Ragdo corps about the secret operation in the meantime? I will explain it to Illias.”

“Leave it to me!”

“Secret operation?”

“Ah, It just a conspiracy that I thought with Grandpa Kara.”

Then I explain it to her.

“You… Really a cunning person.”

“It’s because they also cunning, so it’s 50:50. And I just want to teach them some lesson.”

When I think that things went according to plan, I start to grin.

Illias who saw my face, making some distance from me.’

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Isekai demo Bunan ni Ikitai Shoukougun ch 8

Everything according to keikaku, hahah
This chapter is quite good, especially the last part, makes me more interested in the MC.


8. For the time being, According to plan

The bandit, the one that gave some clue and got interrogated before, is now worried.
[Tn: I think the bandit from Ch 6]

When He saw that boy, He despised that boy because he looks weak.

He was skilled in determining the strength of the opponent, even before using detection magic to do it.

As for the impression when he saw the boy, he could not feel any sign of a strong man, and he can’t see any muscles on the boy.

It doesn’t seems like the boy hide his power too. The boy definitely just a mere ordinary person.

Therefore, He can’t understand.

How about that, they’re shaken now.

It’s not like the boy lied by saying some nonsense. It’s just that The boy hit their blind spot.

He remembered the one-armed man that banded the bandits.

Suddenly appeared and brought the bandits alliance.

His gangs boss, Gidou, also afraid of that one-armed man. And agreed with the proposal from him.

There was a disadvantage of sharing the territory, but the gangs get more than it.

Information of the merchants, search technique using detection magic, a means to escape from pursuer and resistance from brainwashing magic using magic sealing stones.

The gangs was able to work more safely and get profit more than ever before.

But human will get greedy when everything became easy, especially if you are in bandit business.

There was also a gang who break the proposal from the one-armed man, and started to act freely.

However, it was what the one-armed man wanted.

“Well, I didn’t tell you in detail about the end of those who broke the rules in the alliance, I will take care of them, and let me show you what happened to them.”

The one-armed man said that. Then he shows the fate of who betrayed him, a fellow member became a miserable monster by Necromancy.

Only a slight trace of their old face left in that monster.

Not only that, but their consciousness still there.

Some dirty liquid flowing from their eyes, and they muttering something in small voice like a whisper.

“Let me die… Please… Just let me die…”

Since he have lived as a bandit, he think that he have overcome the fear of dying.

However, he was shown that even after death they to continue to live miserably, and that fear was engraved in his mind.

That’s why even if he die here, he don’t want to end like that.

But what the boy said has shaken his determination.

The boy said that it was a coincidence that the knights attacked a cave that hard to found, but it is certainly already happened.

In that case, there is a possibility that the information of other gangs will be somehow accidentally leaked.

And if that happens, who is the first to be suspected and purged?

His body shakes, and his mind get confused.

He want to consult with his friend. But now all of them got separated.

Both options have their own risk. If it’s like that he don’t want to give benefit to the knights who will execute them.

But the possibility of dying as a human is…

“Damn! I should rest now, and spend more time thinking about it.”

Right, that boy has told him about the shortcomings of his proposal.

If so, there may be some trap in that proposal.

First, calm down… Right, the best action he need to take right now is to rest calmly.

“Hey! it’s about time to change shifts.”

The knights’ voices could be heard from outside his jail. It looks like the lookout will change.

“Hey! by the way, is there anyone who confessed?”

“No. Every single one of them just refused to talk.”

Yes, That’s right. we will never confessed that easily.

He could relax a bit after hearing that words.

It seems that his friends also have the thinking as him right now. Yes, they’re not a fool without thought.

“By the way, are we really going to extend the execution date?”

“Yeah, It seems we will.”

“Even though we need to feed them with food from the people’s hard work…”

“That’s not really a problem.”

“Hmm?”

“It seems that only 3 of them will get their execution delayed. Others will be executed immediately, then we can give their share to the survivors, so it won’t be burden.”

His breathing stopped. and his heart beat increased.

He heard something that he shouldn’t forget.

Wh, what did they say just now?

“Only 3 people?.. But why?”

“Even if all 7 people give us information, it’s just the same information.”

“The boy said that 3 people are enough if it just to check facts and discrepancies.”

A, aaaaggrrhh!

Is this the trap of what that boy proposed?

That’s right, that boy has never said “everyone”.

Sure, if there are a few people who confessed, it’s enough to confirm lies. There’s no need to wait for everyone to confessed.

What a merciless guy. This will surely bring the other 4 people to the worst end.

If we spit out information, we’re definitely treated as a traitor, but our safety is secured until the one-armed man dies.

If we not confessed anything, we won’t be treated as a traitor, but depending on the feeling of that one-armed man, we might becomes his next prey of Necromancy.

I was confused because there was a hope in both options.

But what happens if the 3 people spit out information?

Those 3 people will be under protection but the other 4 will immediately executed.

And in the end all 7 of us will be treated as traitors.

“Wherever you are, even if you died, you will get your retribution”, That one-armed man said that before.

Whether 4 people spit information or not, they will carry only the bad points of both options.

Only 3 people can safely dies as a human.

“H, Hey, Guard! I will speak! please call that boy!”

He said while hitting the door. He’s worried that if his friend notice this too, he’ll definitely spit out information!

“What’s with you all of sudden? It’s good that you want to be honest, but do it tomorrow’s. The boy told you that he will hear you talk tomorrow right?”

“Don’t give me that shit! I said that I’ll confess right now!”

“How noisy… That boy is already asleep. I will give you some paper, you could write a list of what you want to talk to him there. I will give it to the boy tomorrow morning.”

While the guard saying that, he give a parchment and a long charcoal from a small gap bellow the door.

Right now, it would be impossible to call that boy even if he appealed. Then how can he would be included in that 3 people?

He pick up charcoal and start writing on the paper.

He need to write as much information that they want to get, and make sure to get the their attention.

“In the end, 5 out of 7 people decided to confess. This is a list of information that they want to speak.”

After waking up, Grandpa Kara handed a bunch of parchment while I was having breakfast at the barracks.

Then, while I skimming it, I give that to Illias.

“I don’t know which information is useful. So, let’s just hear all of it.”

“However, all of them looks so desperate…”

The finishing blow is that I asked Illias or Grandpa Kara to talk about “we will receive information up to 3 people”, and let the bandits hear it.

People are vulnerable to limited things. That’s right, using that limited things it’s easy to take advantage of people.

Especially, if you get the information about that by chance. it will be very effective.

You see, if there is a shop clerk saying “Only available now! Only for today!”, I bet only shallow-minded person get shaken with that word.

Anyone who use their brain will be aware that it is a means to make them buy and be wary of it.

But… What if the information happens to be heard from a third party?

Information learned through the media, the thought that you know the information by chance, the fact that you know it yourself will make a difference in its credibility.

This is not the information given to me. It’s the information I got.

Therefore you believe it. Even if in the end it’s just a false information.

I remembered the was a time when such frauds using that trick were popular for a while.

“Anyway…”

Making them believe it strongly would have made them more impatient.

He will think how to surely make him sit in the informant’s chair.

At that point, paper and writing instruments were handed to him.

He will think, it’s the last chance to appeal.

He will try to show that he have a lot of information, or that he have more important information.

As the result, he will speak more on the spot when we ask later.

“Grandpa Kara, can you tell the bandits that you will hear their talk from 10 o’clock.”

“Do you plan to put them together at the same place?”

“No, could you please ask each knight to speak with each of them in different place, and please tell them that I’m hearing the talk from the other bandits. And don’t forget, interrogate all of them at 10 o’clock.”

“What are you planning?”

“You know, there is a people that will talk more when they think that they’re the first.”

“You’re so thorough… Well, I understand.”

Grandpa Kara leaves the room.

Illias looks at me with a strange look and start to speak.

“Just… What kind of life did you live in your original world?”

“I see… Another vague question, huh.”

“I heard that magic doesn’t exist in your world. But you never told me anything else. All actions you took this time, for me it’s just…”

“Violating chivalry code and it’s not a preferred method to use to people?”

“That’s right. You take advantage of people’s weaknesses and use it. Some more, you naturally choosing such a method… In this world, that kind of thing usually done by cunning merchants and criminals. Or someone who was involved with such people… Could you let me know?”

“I just… Lived safely there.”

“Now matter how I look at it… I just can’t believe that…”

“What I mean by safely is, living in the common ways and there is no one who criticized me. That was how I stand in there. The main difference between this world and my original world is the range of contact.”

I drink water and take a break.

“An opportunity to get to know others… There are many ways for it. The more people you interact with, the more chances you will get to know the differences. Of course, there are good people and bad people. A bad person does maliciously harm someone, and trying to get profit for himself. It’s a world where there are too many such bad guys to stay alert.”

“…”

“To live in such world as an ordinary people, you need to have the knowledge to protect yourself from the bad guys. You need a means to get around without being targeted. And you need to be careful not to be criticized by others for that means. That’s how I lived safely.”

“I just can’t understand you well… Which one is the true you? The one when you was in contact with Maya and us? or the one when in front of the bandits?”

“Both, I guess… Both are myself without any doubt. I mean, you will have different attitudes when facing the ordinary people and when facing the bad guys. Well, in your case, you acted as Illias the Knight in front of both of them though. In the my case, I change my attitude depending on the other party. That’s all.”

“Does it mean that you become evil when it comes to evil?”

“Not quite. It’s just that I will be someone who understands evil.”

“I see… I understand now… Your way of life is like a distorted mirror isn’t it?”

Ilias sighing.

Her face softened.

“Change one’s way according to the other person’s way, huh… Well, well, how can you life while doing that kind of troublesome thing.”

“It’s hard to live safely.” [Tn: 100% agree!]

After that, information gathering from the bandits finished.

It seems from that 7 people there was a bandits with communication role, and so I was able to obtain information of the other gang’s bases, etc.

Then there was also the story of a man with one arm who used Necromancy, who had built a cooperative relationship called the ‘Bandits Alliance’.

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Isekai demo Bunan ni Ikitai Shoukougun ch 7


7. For the time being, Let’s try it

“Magic that interferes with the soul of the dead? Illias! just how you dare to pushed the boy into the corner!? Oh, poor you…”

“Do I looked like that kind of person!?”

While they are talking, I’m thinking about ‘That Person’, the one in the center of the bandits. From the sound of it, he/she seems like a person that active behind the scene, so I will just call him/her ‘Black Curtain’ 1.

‘Black Curtain’ is the one who threaten the bandits not to let each other’s information leak out.

That’s even if the bandits got tortured or slaughtered by the knight, they will never leak any information.

Maya is a priest, her job is to healing wounds, and giving prayer for died people to guide their soul.

Then there must be an inhuman magic that is the opposite of that.

I visited the church because I think that they had knowledge about magic that had a negative effect on a person or their soul.

“The bandits are afraid of retribution if they spit any information. And not afraid of executions. Then I guessed it would be an threat that effective even after death.”

“hmm, it’s not like there’s no magic that can call the souls of the dead, but it’s one of the forbidden magic.”

“As I thought, there is that kind of magic.Is it such a dark magic that brings the dead back to life?”

“It’s not like Resuscitation is a Dark Magic. Just that it’s forbidden.”

“…That sounds like a magic that everyone might want, doesn’t it?”

“Don’t say that in front of others, okay? In some countries, just saying that you want it, can be a crime resulting in a death sentence.”

Maya said that with a severe expression… it was the first time I saw her like that.

“It’s that dangerous?”

“Yeah, because it will brings the worst conclusion.”

“The worst conclusion?”

“In the past, There were people who had been revived with Resuscitation Magic. But They all became Demon Lords that resent Human.”

“Demon Lord…”

I heard that word when I asked the Slime’s home. As expected, there is a demon king in this kind of world.

“A King is the existence that builds a country and guides the people. But Demon Lord is the existence that destroy humans and their country.”

“I understand what you want to say. But in the first place, Why do the dead become a Demon Lord when they got resuscitated?”

“That’s… I don’t know. I’ve never used it before. But in the history, it said that by Resuscitation Magic, Demon Lord that take a lot of human lives born. They did that a few times before finally learned their lesson.”

It doesn’t mean that you cannot understand the danger level when you hear the word ‘Demon Lord’.

The typical image of A Demon Lord is an enemy of humankind, an evil who causes many victims and usually defeated by a hero.

Every time one person is brought back to life, that person becomes a Demon Lord, so it’s no wonder that it became forbidden magic.

Are the bandits afraid that they will become the Demon Lord? I have a feeling that’s not it.

“The bandits are afraid of Resuscitation Magic?… No, that’s not it. Maya, is there any magic that you don’t want to use more than this?”

“Hmm… if you want me to say, something like Necromancy.”

Maya said that word with a very disgusting look.

“From the name, Is it a magic that manipulates the soul of the dead?”

“it’s a magic that forcibly pulls out the soul of the dead without doing complete resuscitation, then you could humiliates them in this world”

“It seems that the difficulty level is lower than that of Resuscitation Magic.”

“That’s right. Resuscitation Magic is in higher level that that. That’s why magic that interfere with the souls is forbidden.”

Isn’t it useful to use that to threatens someone?

For example, if you die and are revived then become a Demon Lord, there must be some people that liked it, the Demon Lord birth might be a good thing for ‘Black Curtain’, the one that doing bandit business.

But what about necromancy? its like,”If you betray, even if you die, your soul will dragged out and make sure you suffer more in the future.”, kind of thing.

Now, I understand that bandit’s word better.

“How have the souls called by Necromancer been used?”

“Well, it’s a heresy. Do you think human soul will be treated like a living being? It will be used as an offering, or to be returned to their rotten flesh then ordering them like a demon. It’s really terrible.”

“Do you think that they maintained their consciousness even at that state?”

“Boy… You sure are ask about difficult thing.”

Maya said with a sharp eyes. It’s like she tries to evaluate me.

It’s not like I don’t understand it. From her point of view, there’s someone wanting to know the magic that she hate.

But, to destroy the bandits, there must be no blunder.

“I think that this is an important information. The thing that I want to know is not how to use Necromancy. But it’s the horror of it.”

“You know… There was a time I subdued an evil magician that use Necromancy. That guy use necromancy on the humans he killed, then he put it into the body of a monster. In the end, me and my comrades decided to exterminate the magician and his monsters.”

“…”

“In the midst of their dying moment, there was a monster that said ‘Thank you’ to me.”

“Thank you very much.”

Now, I’m sure with one thing. Necromancy is the chain that binds the bandits.

It might be different thing in the end. but I’m sure it will be something similar.

What if, ‘Black Curtain’ show to the bandits what happened to the bandit that betray him, then the bandit will choose to die faster rather than to end like that.

“Maya, The bandit that now in this Tiez is mostly came from Garne, right?”

“I heard that.”

“Could you find me information if there’s any criminal from Garne that might have some relation with Necromancy?”

“Boy, do you think that that guy might have something with the bandits?”

“I’m going to ask the bandits for confirmation after this, I’m sure it’s not to far from this.”

“Okay, I will go and search”

“Then, excuse me.”

Now, I have some material to do something to the bandits. whats left is whether I can use well or not.

I bowed to Maya and left the church.

Illias was listening to him and Maya without any interruption.

He is new to this world. However, he gathered the necessary information and arrived at necromancy.

At first I thought he was smart, but I’m wrong.

“Illias, please watch that boy for me.”

“Sure.”

“I think what you are thinking now.”

“That is…”

“That boy is used to malice. And He have some understanding about that world.”

Yes, the young man didn’t realize he was quick to realized that the enemy might have something with necromancy.

He came up with it naturally because he have some understanding about that world.

Illias heard that there was no magic in the world he was in, She does not know what kind of world it is.

She don’t even know what kind of person he is.

When he heard about the forbidden Resuscitation Magic, he casually said that everyone would want it.

And even when when Maya with a bitter face, told him about what kind of end the guy that received Necromancy Magic have, He nodded without any change in his expression.

“But…”

“I know. That child is not a bad child. I’m sure of it. But, hes’s a dangerous boy who can lose his way rather easily.”

Illias nodded and followed him from behind.

After returning to the barracks, I gathered all the captured bandits.

“Well, I guess I should introduce myself first, I’m your new interrogator, and my name is-…”

MC Illustration

“Shut up kid! What do you want from us! If you want us dead that bad, just kill us already!!”

I can’t even introduce myself properly. I’m so sad.

But I can’t be disheartened.

“Kill me, kill me, sigh… Are you guys that afraid to be victims of necromancy?”

OK, now I’m really sure.

Because everyone showed me a very upset face.

“What…”

“Don’t mind it too much, and let’s continue our talk first.”

The sight of bandits looking here start to changes.

Hostility, anxiety, vigilance feeling show up from the bandits.

I have some understanding of their kind of people, I could try to threaten them with fear, But I’m not gonna do that since it will be less effective than that from the ‘Black Curtain’.

“Well, after understanding your situation, I’m going to give you a new proposal.”

“A new proposal? is it something like If we talk, you will let us go?”

“I can’t do that. And even if I have the authority, I’m not gonna do that.”

“Then what!?”

“I can change your execution date.”

“… Huh!?”

“If you give me information, I promise that your execution will be after I take care that Necromancer.”

“Just what good will that bring us anyway!?”

“At least, you can die as a human.”

The bandits expression changes.

Well well, shall we start the negotiations?

“This is a negotiation. Negotiation means that the other side got benefit from it. And in this case, What if you could die as a human?”

I walk slowly to them as I explain it.

“Well, let’s explain to you guys about future developments. First of all, if you give any information here, You guys will get the wrath form ‘That person’. Right?”

First, let the other person realize that they understand it.

Make them aware of what matters most.

“But you still won’t die. You will still get your daily meals and live inside your cell.”

And then, make them understand that there is another ending for them.

“Sure, you will continue in jail until we captured the mastermind. But when we’re done with that, I promise that you will be able to die as human.”

While keeping an eye on each bandit. I try to kindly persuade them.

“No more torture for you, so you can use the remaining time to reflect on your life.”

“Y, You guys, I’m not sure if you could do it! And your proposal, do you expect us to believe it!?”

“Well, there’s a possibility that you might revived as a monster by Necromancy magic, so there’s no merit for us if we hurry your execution. If it’s just gonna give him more pawns to use, isn’t it better to extend your execution?”

“But still! even if spit information, we will executed! It’s not about your torture! we don’t need to put ourself in danger!”

“Yeah, yeah!”

Other bandits are also eager to deny this.

This is good.

Until now he was stubborn in choosing one path and never try to move from that path.

But what about now, maybe he have begun to compare the new path with the current path.

“Put your in danger? That’s true. But, It seems like you guys really think that your situation right now is not dangerous too, huh?”

“Wh, what!?”

“Other than getting information from you, do you think we don’t have any chance to find out anything?”

“Th, thats…”

“Actually, it was a coincidence that we found your base this time. But how did you were found, have you ever think that? ‘Someone made a mistake’, ‘Someone betray us’, Did such a thing crossed your mind?”

“…”

“Then, if we were lucky enough to know your mastermind’s whereabouts. What do you they he will think? ‘Someone told them the information”Who betray us’…. Well, I wonder who he will think of?”

Once they start comparing the path, the rest is easy.

They should lower the value of the path they have been choosing.

The path they’re taking right now isn’t as safe as they’d imagined, and just by bit of a coincidence, they will have the worst end.

“Will you guys believe in the being that you fear so much? or will you abandon it? This is such an option.”

The bandits are looking at each other.

They’re shaking, so I just need to give the finishing blow.

“Anyway that’s my proposal, so start from tomorrow, the one who interested in it, please encourage yourself. Today, I want you guys to think it carefully. That’s all.”

After that, the seven bandits move as the knights asked, they will be separated in different place.

With this I finished the first step. I could relax a bit.

I’m so tired! It’s hard to give a presentation while the audience keep staring at me!

Looking back, Illias and Grandpa Kara are still there, and they have a face that is hard to say.

“You could corner them in that in that way too, huh. And Boy, You might become a crooked merchant in the future.”

“I’ll pass, I don’t want a life full of grudges. It’s enough if I could live safely.”

“But why did you split them again?”

“Just an insurance, I guess. What if he tell everyone the safest way in that situation and choose to lie? Then there’ll no betrayal, and you get postponed executions and can avoid more interrogation. And even if we uncover their lie, we will waste more time to get them say anything.”

“So that’s why, But will they give out some information with this?”

“Maybe not.”

“Huh!?”

“And that’s why I have a request to Grandpa Kara. I’m sorry that it might be a bad thing…”

“No problem, just say it.”

“Lend me your ear… whisper, whisper.”

“H, hey! let me hear it too!”

I whispered the finishing blow that need to be done, to Illias and Grandpa Kara.

Grandpa Kara closed his eyes and groaned, and Illias looked at me with a unbelievable face.

“What a guy…!!”

She said that.

“Really, what a scoundrel…”

“It’s nothing much, just an idea from a brat. However, this is a job that only Grandpa Kara and the Knights can do.”

“I can’t go back to my word.Hmm, very well, let me be your accomplice.”

“Ugh… But… If it’s for the people’s sake… There’s no other choice…!”

There are various ways to obtain concessions from the other party in negotiations, but if you are on an equal footing, the first thing you need to do is to let the other person understand that there is a benefit for them.

Only by understanding the merits, people will try to accept new things.

Next, be sure to explain the disadvantage of the negotiation. Failure to do this will give the other person a sense of distrust.

If the disadvantage can be understand with a little thought, it is better to tell it first, so that it show your sincerity.

And you need to give the last push, don’t forget this.


TN

  1. It written 黒幕(Kuromaku) in the source, and it seems that Kuromaku a.k.a Black Curtain is one of a title for a person who has influence behind the curtain in japan, so it’s like Wire-puller.
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Isekai demo Bunan ni Ikitai Shoukougun ch 6


6. For the time being, Tell me

When we reached Tiez, the captured bandits were imprisoned in barracks’s jail. Then they invited me to have a celebration party, but I decline them politely.

After I came to this world, I haven’t had a good sleep. Even though the second time I went back to the mountain not that tiring, because I got carried most of the time.

But still, the last time I slept was not even 1 hour, then Illias woke me up.

When I complained about it, one of the grandpa knight said that I’m free to use the bed available in the barracks.

So, after I wiped my body and borrowed some clothes, I straight go to sleep
And have a pleasant day.

I can believe that I slept well inside the jail, the bed was quite nice though, maybe because they prepared the bed for me?

Right now, except for my sore muscles, my physical condition is perfect.

And my stomach start to growl.

“I need some food…”

I start heading out from the bedroom.

Then when I wandering around, I meet one of the grandpa knight.

If I’m not mistaken he’s one of the spearman called…. What was his name again.
I remembered that he briefly introduced himself.

Maybe I could barely remember if he has a Japanese name. My memory is not that good that I can remember a lot of names in one go.

“Ah, it’s you! It sounds like you’ve a nice sleep.”

“Yes, Thanks to you. Hmm, what’s your name again?”

“It’s Karagyugjesta Domitrucovcon.”
[Tn: in source, it’s written カラギュグジェスタ=ドミトルコフコン]

Hmm, now, I don’t even have the confidence to remember anyone. I’m sure that the rest of the grandpas also have a long names.

“Sorry to say this, but I can’t remember it.”

“Hahaha! I got told that a lot. It’s fine to just call me Grandpa Kara.”

“Thanks… By the way Grandpa Kara, could I get some food to eat? I didn’t had anything except nut this past few days.”

“Oh, that’s not good. If you are okay with leftover, I have some from yesterday party.”

To be honest, I’m okay with anything.
Then he guided me to the cafeteria, and there were many meals left on the big plates.
All of them look bizarre. Good for junk food lovers.

“Do you want me to warm up the soup?”

“For now, I don’t mind with anything as long as I can eat it.”

Then I eat the cold meat together with soup.
Normally the taste is not that good anymore, but for now, I can say that it taste delicious.
For the first-timer of this world food, I can say that it’s not that bad.

They used herb that taste a bit funny. It has a strong scent, but because of it, the meat doesn’t smell that fishy.

There is the herb inside the simple soup too.

However, it seems that they didn’t used salt in any of the dishes.
I wonder if salt that usually taken from the sea, in a country surrounded by mountains and forests is a valuable item or it’s not in circulation.
For modern person, food without spices taste a bit bland, but still it’s a lot better than biting nut.

While I eating, the old Kara, who had disappeared, went to get a wooden jug full of water for me.

“I wanted to bring you some alcohol, but Illias troubled with something. Could you go to see her after this?”

“… Okay. But before that could we clean this place first?”

“Hahah, Thank you.”

Then we go to clean the dishes.
After chatting with Grandpa Kara for a while, it’s decided that I will visit the break room beside the prison where Illias is now.

It seems that this barracks is like a gatekeeper that protects the castle gate and a garrison for the knights who guard the area around the castle.

Originally, Grandpa Kara and Illias are knights that the job is to patrol the town around the castle. But suddenly Illias get the order to subjugate the bandits.

Oh, and it seems that this kingdom called Tiez.

“Oi, Illias. I brought the boy with me.”

“I see…”

Illias said while sitting on the chair. it seems that she’s thinking about something.

“From your look right now, it seems that he still not confessed anything huh.”
“I left it to someone whose good at it, but it still hopeless. and it looked like that he will die if we try harder than this.”

Sound like they are talking something dangerous.

“Confess? are you interrogating the bandits?”

“Ah, yes. Even though we captured a gang of bandits yesterday, there still another gang somewhere in Tiez territory. And since there is no fight between them, it seems that they interacting with each other and exchange information but with some unknown methods.”

Right, form the size of bandits gang that we fought yesterday, it’s not enough to fight one whole kingdom.

“There nothing much that I know. So, could you explains more about the current situation?”

“, right…”

It started when the king of Ghana in the neighboring country changed.
The new King of Ghana strengthened the national power splendidly and restricted the activities of criminals.
Because of it, the criminals have no choice but to leave Ghana and flee to neighboring countries.

One of them is this Tiez.

Tiez territory boasts the size of a territory comparable to Ghana, but there are a lot of forests and mountains here, and it seems that it was a perfect place for the bandits to set up a new base.

In recent years many plundering activities have occurred. And the knights start to take action to decrease it.
But the bandits always run away when they see the knights. and when they see any gap in knights movement, they start plundering again.

“I see. Have the knight ever tried to capture them using a decoy?”

“The knights tried hide inside the carriage, they even wear the same clothes as the merchants, but still failed. Because they use detection magic.”

Even if you’re not in their field of view, detection magic seems to be able to perceive the presence of a magical power in a certain radius.

Indeed, if you have it, you can find anyone even if the hide. And even if the knight are disguised, they can’t hide their high mana, so the bandit will consider it dangerous.

It’s like a magic version of a thermosensor. It seems really convenient.

“However, the fact that they are checking the amount of mana means that if you use the detection magic from this side, can’t you find them?”

“There was a time when they got caught by that method. But, they checking us from inside the forest, so the moment they feel our detection magic, they ran away to the deeper part of forest.”

I forgot about it. They told me yesterday, If the detection magic is used, the other side will also notice it.

“I think with the knights speed, it’s enough to can chase them while using detection magic.”

“Of course. However, they to run away while scattering Magic Sealing Stone.”

“Magic Sealing Stone?”

“What? you don’t know about it? Boy, Where did you come from?”

“This.”

Illias said while showing a transparent stone with a faint yellow-green color. The size is about the size of a marble, and it doesn’t seem to be specially processed.
I got the impression that it was a glass stone rather than a jewel.

“This stone have a certain mana around it in proportion to its size. When magic touches that magical power, the stone reacts and break the magical construction, then disperses it as mana. It’s a stone that literally seals magic.”

What a fantasy killer item.
Since I came to the world of magic, I had a strong desire to learn magic.
But what? you said that there is an Item that stop any magic.

“By the way, is this stone a valuable item?”

“This kind of item… you can buy it with a child’s pocket money.”

Oh, it’s just that much.

“So, Is a mage almost powerless in actual battle?”

“You mean Magic Warrior? Hmm, if you’re a prominent magic user, you could blow away The Magic Sealing Stone with your magic. But even if they suddenly throw the stone when you’re in close range, you will be powerless. In a war, by bringing a huge Magic Sealing Stone, magic can’t be used in the entire battlefield.”

“I am curious, but wouldn’t it impossible to use detection magic if you bring this around?”

As a matter of course, I have a question.
isn’t that if you use magic that searches for a certain range that centered on you, the magic stone will be included in the range and makes the magic invalid?

“Hmm, It possible if you use it in all directions. That’s why there is a need to focus the direction. For example, If there is your comrade with a Magic Sealing Stone nearby, you need to exclude your comrade direction. You need a technique, and it’s not a difficult technique. If you are used to it, you may be able to use magic while equipping a Magic Sealing Stone. Although the size is limited.”

“So, the bandits quite skillful in it.”

“Ah, of course it’s depend on the training. Still, it’s hard to know what size and who is carrying it, so it would be difficult to use magic while carrying the stone in battle.”

“By the way, the magic stones were stored in one room in the cave yesterday. If you want to detect the surroundings, avoiding the room’s direction is enough.”

Hmm,so… it’s a stone that neutralization range depend on its size.
Moreover, because the price is reasonable, it disposable.
And if you throw it away while you are on the run, you can effectively interfere the chase side’s detection magic.

Then what if the merchants had it?

That’s not good.

Having the means to cancel the detection magic will makes them look suspicious.
wait… doesn’t it means that it will be hard for bandits to attack the merchants who bring that stone?

“What if instead a pass, you give that stone to the merchants. Isn’t the bandit will be wary and the damage reduced?”

“Certainly the first detection magic can be neutralized. But, they can use detection magic again while avoiding the direction of the one bringing the stone.”

“If you bring it in a large amount or a large size?”

“Let’s say that it works. Then the bandits have no choice but to take a risk. And if you put a decoy, you might capture them someday. But before that happens, there will be a lot of sacrifices. in the end, it’s difficult to get everyone to agree with that suggestion.”

Well, that’s true.

There aren’t many merchants who want to take the risk with unavoidable sacrifice.

If the bandits need to decrease their plundering further, they will search for new methods and become even more daunting.
While search for their prey, they will be more careful and only attack those that they are sure of. On the contrary, if we searched for them, they will escape using the stone.

They’re really troublesome bandits.

Considering this, it seems that it was really a fortune for the knights that a stranger who doesn’t have normal human mana accidentally discovered the bandit’s base and leaked that information.

No wonder they were excited at that time.

“In the end, there’s a need to subjugate them.”

“Huft, and when I think that finally I can grab their tail… the bandit doesn’t seems like spiting any information.”

And finally, the story comes back to the present problem.

Without any information from the captured bandits, the damage rate could only be slightly reduced.

No, it’s not a time to be happy with just slightly reduced. If the other bandits start to be active, in the end the damage doesn’t change at all.

“By the way, isn’t there any brainwashing or manipulation magic?”

“There is, But there’s a need to cast the magic in the head. And I don’t know how, but they planted is a small Magic Sealing Stone inside their head. If we forcefully try to take it out, they will die.”

Damn, they’re so thorough.

It might be possible if there is surgical technology, but it’s difficult consider the standard of this world.

Precise extraction with magic might be possible, but in the first place it is no good if a stone that nullifies the magic is planted.

Even so, the fact that the bandits didn’t yield with this gorilla’s interrogation makes me terrified.

Is the their fellowship too high? No, that’s not it. The other bandit gang not even helping them when we go to capture and destroy them yesterday.

Is the information of the other bandits more important than their own life?

“I’m curious about something… can you let me interrogate them?”
“?”

Illias and Grandpa Kara looked at me with strange faces.

Then, I go to interview… no, I mean interrogation room with one of the bandit.

I don’t want to do any torture, so I will do it like in the detective drama.

Then both of us sit on the chair.

“Huh!? Who the fuck are you, kid!?”

“I’m the new interrogator.”

“Hahah, after the knight, now they sent a bean sprout!? Oi, oi, Tiez’s standard is this low!?”

“Well, it’s not like brute strength is needed for interrogation. Besides, I don’t like hurting other.”

“And he’s coward to boot!? Just kill me already! I don’t have anything to say to the likes of you!”

Damn, He’s scary.
There is plenty of hate from the him.
He might have already been interrogated and tortured by the knight. Many new wounds are visible on his body.

But thanks to seeing the monstrous knight, I’m not that afraid.

“Then can you at least tell me why you can’t speak?”

“Huh!?”

“Right now, I’m trying to get information from you.But if you can’t speak it, I want to know why.”

“Are you stupid? Why do I have to talk it to my enemy?”

“You know… I heard from the person in charge, because you killed a lot of people, it seems you won’t be able to avoid the dead sentence.”

“Of course! That’s why, just kill me already!”

“I’m curious about one thing.Why do you stubbornly refuse even if you will die? Even if you spit out information, you will eventually die. Some more the one who will get troubled are different bandit gangs, your business rival. And, normally isn’t it better to die peacefully after spiting information, than die by torture?”

“…”

“At least for you guys, it looked like selling information of other bandits seems to be more scary than dying. I want to know why.”

“What will change if tell you that?”

“Well, at least I get satisfied.”

“Huh!?”

“If you could make me satisfied with the reason why you can’t spit any information, there’s no need to torture you all. Don’t you think that it’s not a bad story for both side?”

“…”

“It’s not like I asked you to sell your friends.It’s just a suggestion to die peacefully after you told me the reason. But, if by chances that there’s also reason why you can’t even tell me that, it can’t be helped. I’ll just leave the rest to the knights hard work then.”

Now, what will you do.
The last one seemed to be a threat and it doesn’t sound good, but my mouth slipped.

I hope it works.

“… It doesn’t matter even if we die. ‘That Person’ can grant us eternal fear, wherever we are.”

Hah, finally he give some information.

“Can you talk about it more in detail?”

“Aah, Please have mercy.”

Well, having some way means, that if you tell it to other, it same as selling information.

I can think what course of action need to do after this. He told me some valuable information.

First, He said me ‘That Person’.
That means there are some very threatening things to this bandit gang.
Perhaps it’s good to say that ‘That Person’ are also threatening other bandits gangs.
When it comes to this, the bandits’ gangs that make base in Tiez territory revolve around “That Person”.
What kind of relationship they have, is it cooperation or obedience?

Next, there is a means to make you regret even after death.
A quick idea came to mind is that their family will get killed.
However, the bandit’s crew, his family, has already been killed in front of him. And it is hard to think that his wife taken as hostage.

That’s not an eternal fear. Wait, maybe the word I need to focus is ‘eternal fear’.
There’s something come to my mind, but that’s just my fantasy delusion.

No point in worrying about it now, let’s ask an expert later.

“Alright, I see. It’s enough, thanks.”

Then, I decided to stand up and move.

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Isekai demo Bunan ni Ikitai Shoukougun ch 5

I feel like every chapter is long. maybe I should split it into 2 part…. or no


5.For the time being, It’s terrible

The speed when human walking are 4 km/h. And when running are 12 km/h.
I remembered that I need 4-5 hours to descend from mountain, walking inside the forest, found the road and met Illias.
So, from the place I jokingly put the mark, I moved around 10-20 km.

Around 1 hour have passed since we departed from the castle at evening until we reached the place I put mark on.
Hmm, I guess human can run with speed 20 km/h too.

The knights, each of them wears full-body armor and carries weapon.
Sword, battle axe, mallet, spear, all of them looks heavy. I wonder what are they made of.

I’m really interested in the average specs of this world’s people.
And some more, Illias carrying an adult male in her shoulder.

Oh, She take me out from the bag.

“I’m glad that we can reach the place before the sun set. I remember the mark supposedly… around here.”

The view changes as the night arrived.

I’m kind of afraid if the found out my inner thought that I wrote on the tree.
But, it kind of a peculiar tree, so I can found it without trouble.

“Their base is in that direction, but don’t the bandits will notice if we go up straight from here with this many people? They frequently walking around here.”
“Right. It’s bad if they start to run away.”

Hmm, Iliias make a thinking face.
She really looks like a dignified knight now.

“What to do…”

She ask with a straight face while sweat run down from her forehead. Really, she’s just a muscle-brain.

“Really, what to do…”

Grandpa knights mutter with a worried face.

So, I have no choice but to give them help.

“First, we go up to the river that located near their base. It’s really just on the side from their base. Then, we go to their base from there.”

I remember the shape of the river. And since the bandits sometime use the river too, there must be a road lead to their base.

Now that I think about it, I thought that the river will lead me to a place that people live. But, in the end I never knew where the river lead to. Maybe it’s a lake.

“I see, if we go with that plan, it will be hard to be detected with detection magic too.”

The word that I’m not used to hear before came out. Eh, the bandits can use that kind of stuff? they are not even a magic knight, so magic bandits?

Now, I understood what are they worried while thinking before.
While I was thinking how to get near them in stealth, they were thinking how to not get spotted by the detection magic.

So, it’s not just a problem like if we make a sound then we just need to run and hide. If they start to get uneasy, they will start checking around with detection magic.

Usually inside a game, when I get an infiltration mission, The enemies field of vision is about 90 degrees.

But in this situation, The bandits have antenna of every direction, and I can’t even hide using obstacles.

Isn’t the difficulty too hard?

“If they have detection magic, wouldn’t we get noticed when we get near the cave?”
“We will definitely get noticed, that’s if they use their magic periodically. But when they use their magic we will also feel it. If we got noticed while on the way to their base, they might start to run away in every direction. But if it’s near their base, they need to take away their treasure too. So, in conclusion, we just need to wipe them out all at once.”

That’s a lot confident they have.
They really are muscle-brain people. But, maybe that’s the reason for their confident.

And up until now they marched here with speed of 20 km/h.

So, if it’s a short distance, I bet it’s not a problem for them.

If we really unlucky and encounter them on the way, and they spreads the information to the other by any means, even if we caught the person in front of our eyes, their colleagues might run away.

But, if we drive them to the corner, it might be possible to wipe them out all at once.

“Alright, let’s go!”

Illias and the knights start to move inside the forest that usually out of human reach. Going through the forest, then go in to the mounatin.

Again, I’m really shocked with their speed.

When I was descending from the mountain, I was desperate clearing the spiderweb and struggling to not get caught in the surrounding plants.
But, for them it’s nothing. if it looks like a road, they just continue that way.

And even if we go up the mountain, no one is out of breath, not even Illias.

I stare at her with an indescribable expression.

“I see the river.”

The sun has already set.

I can only depend on the light from the moonlight that passed through the gap of trees. But, they continue to move even without any worries.

If she put me down and asked me to walk by myself to follow them, I’m sure that I will fall off somewhere.

Is there night-vision magic too? Our pace are too smooth however I think about this.

“Could we move a bit to the higher ground. I feel that this spot is wider than from what I remembered.”

Then, after we go up following the river for a while, I start to see the spot of the river that looked like in my memory.

Now, following the river side, I just need to find the spot that looked like in my memory. But it’s hard to search around because it’s too dark.

“I think it’s around… here?”

Finally, she put me down. Then, while I’m walking carefully, I heard something got kicked.

While I react with unpleasant feeling, I see the thing that got kicked.

“What!?”

I thought that I stopped breathing for a moment. I see a human arm rolling on the ground.

The bandits that I saw before start to passing my mind.

That’s right. One of the bandit near the cave brought human arm around.
The human arm that I saw at that time have some ornaments on it.

But the arm that rolling now doesn’t have any.
Maybe the arm got chopped around this river, and the one that have no value got abandoned here.

“This… maybe an arm of the merchant that got attacked.”
“It’s miserable… well, let me bring it back. It’s too pitiful if it become food for beast.”

One of the knight start to pray lightly and pick up the arm. Then, he start to clean the arm using the river water and carefully put it inside the bag that we brought.

The other knights makes a severe expression.

Around the place where the arm rolled, there was a road.
I’m sure If we follow it, we will reach the cave.

When I pointed the road, the knights start to hold their weapon and walk silently.

A cave in the middle of mountain. A bands of bandits made it to be their base.
One person guarding the entrance of the cave. He looked bored.
In this kind of mountain, the only for purpose for the lookout is to keep it safe from any wild beast.

But, I think the beast that live in the deepest part of this mountain is too hard to deal even for them.

If the bear, that’s more than 4 meters high, give a surprise attack, they will die in a moment.

As expected it’s hard to keep your life, if you go the deepest part of the ‘Black Demon Lord’s Killer Mountain’.

yawn…hmm? It’s time already?”

While yawning, another bandit come out from the cave.

“Noope, I just want to pee, it’s not the time yet.”
“Please, don’t do it in my sight.”
“Yeah, yeah.”

And his comrade goes in to the shade of tree.

It’s too boring that he start to take out a cigarette. He got it from the merchant that he robbed last time.

He start to ignite flame from the tip of his finger.

“Ugh… it’s no fun to just killing fat merchant, sometimes I need girl too.”

He stare at the moon while smoking. Then after around 30 minutes, He throw the cigarette to the ground and step on it.

“He’s so slow… does he go to shit?”

The guard mumbling while looking at the direction of his comrade went to.
He feel that’s something strange.
In the middle of night, He feel some gaze from inside the bushes.

“…”

The guard start using detection magic.

You must thoroughly search any place that you have doubt, this is the rule.

When someone start using detection magic, he can perceive any mana in 50 meters range.

If it’s a human, then it will be in human shape, and he can identify where the human are.

If it’s just a beast without a lot of mana, it will just look like a little haze.

He think that in the end, it might just a silhouette of his comrade that taking shit.

“… What!?”

When he noticed that many mana with a human shape surrounding the entrance, his head got blown away with a spear.

The other bandit inside the cave start to get tense.
Since the one who’s guarding the entrance start using his detection magic.


They think maybe it’s still okay. Because, if the guy in the lookout right now will immediately tell them if he feel something strange.

But, the detection magic suddenly stopped.

Supposedly, the magic will naturally stop after around 10 seconds, but it’s not even a few second and it stopped.

The only possibility are, either the caster release it or the caster died.
Interfering from their fellow comrade is unthinkable.

So, there is only one reason they can think of.

“Intruder!”

The other bandits that still sleeping start to jump out and take some weapon.

The battle start. One of the knight quickly strangle the bandit that came into the bushes.

While we make our position near the entrance, suddenly one of the knight throw his spear and kill the guard.

“He used detection magic. I clean up the caster, but their comrade will notice soon!”

The knight that threw the spear shout that word.

At same timing, the other knights start to jump out, and rushed into the cave.

Their speed like a leopard that chasing it’s prey.

Soon after that, someone scream can be heard from the cave.
It doesn’t sound like one of the knight.

“We should go too. Don’t stray too far from me.”
“Y, Yeah.”

I positioned myself as the rear, then go into the cave together with Iliias.

Our comrade that just went into a fierce battle, they doesn’t look like in a rush anymore.

After we passed through the narrow ceiling, soon we reached a big cavity.

A lot of torch on the wall, so the interior is quite bright.

Therefore, the sight inside was clearly visible.

“Wow…”

I see the knights fighting the bandits.
No, it’s hard to say that they are fighting, it’s just one-sided massacre.

The bandits move faster than any wild animals, their number are triple of ours, and they cooperate with each other, so there’s no one-on-one fight with the knight.

But, The knights are too strong.

From the back and front, the bandits tried to attack the knight, but with one spear swing of the knight, the bandit’s arms blown away one by one.

The bandits that holding a shield and try to take the attack, get smashed with a mallet.

When the knight attacking with a battle axe, some of the bandits got blown away to the wall by the wind pressure.

The bandits can’t handle a frontal battle…. Even challenging one of the knight seems impossible for them.

I start getting nausea after seeing the massacre scene.
But I hold it up.

All the fighting figures of the knights were so impressive.

More than fearing them, I admire them.

“Don’t kill the one that surrender! But, don’t hold back to anyone who try to escape!”
“Yes Ma’am!”

Together with Illias command, the knight raises their voice.

The bandits were fighting back desperately at the beginning, but the outcome already decided.

There was those who crouching on the ground with severe wound, and there was those who have already been cut into pieces of meat

It’s the end for the bandits who still have the will to fight.

“So noisy!”

The cave shaking and the knight stop their movement.

There was more cavity inside the deeper part of the cave. from one of it big-muscular bandit came out.

He’s big. No, it’s more like a giant.

I thought that there was something wrong my sense of distance.

He’s even bigger than that 4 meters bear. Maybe he is around 5 meters.

A rock larger than an adult man on his arm, chainned with multiple chain to a mallet.

“What… the…”
“You, knights are messing around in my bed…”

So, he is the master of the bandits. An immage of those who had a prominent power passing my mind,
but, isn’t their race different? or there is a Giant race here?

The knights backed down. Of course there is a need to be vigilant to this giant.

W..what!? Illias move quickly to the giant’s head.

“Are you the boss? There was no report about you. Maybe because it’s impossible to down from the mountain with that figure.”
“What?”

The giant swing down his mallet.
There is nothing can be do. Illias is also a knight! I hope she can avoid it.

Then a tremor runs through the cave.

At the same time he got stunned.
Illias stopped the mallet with one hand.

“What’s wrong? Is that giant body only for show?”
“This bitch…!”

There is a cracking sound, and then the mallet shattered.

She smashed it with one hand. She’s really a gorilla.

Even the giant got surprissed with her superhuman strength.

“It’s too troublesome to bring your giant body back. I’ll just judge you for all of your sins, right here right now!”

Iliias take out her sword.

Wait, isn’t the scabbard still intact?
While I was thinking about it, The giant bounced back.

“ugh… ah…”

The giant’s abdomen got blown away, then following it his head fall down to the ground.

At the same time the knight cheers can be heard.

“Make sure to search for any bandits who could escape our grasp with detection magic! And bring back the one who survived!”

Illias walk to my side like nothing happened.

“Seems like everything end safely.”
“Well, I’m definitely going to develop a trauma from this…”
“What? this is a success, so isn’t it supposedly you feel impressed with the knight?”

Illias protest with a slightly unsatisfied face.

“Why you didn’t draw your sword at the end?”
“Hmph… I don’t want my sword to be stained with their dirty blood.”
“Really? I thought I saw you trying to draw it, but it got stuck in it’s scabbard. I guess it was just my imagination then.”
“…”
“…”
“…That’s not…”
“Okay, okay! I get it, so please lower your sword, I beg you!”

No bandits escaped in the end.
Of the 34 bandits including the boss, 7 were captured and the others died.

The robbed goods got safely recovered too.

Just like this, the bandit extermination was successfully completed. and we start going down from this mountain.

Of course, I, an ordinary person, got carried again. And I’m afraid of her superhuman strength more than before.

Somewhere around the deepest part of the forest in Tiez territory. There laid another base of bandits.

There was a part of forest that got cleaned up. At there, some simple tent lined up and the largest tent in the middle stand out among all.

Inside that tent, A one-armed man sit down in luxury chair listening to his subordinate’s story.

“Gidou and his crew were defeated?”
“Yes boss, When I went there, only corpses left. Gidou’s corpse was also there.”
“What about our treasure?”
“It’s too bad, but it look like that the Tiez knights bring it back with them.”
“That place is quite deep inside the mountain.If they didn’t knew the exact location beforehand, they will need a few months to found it. But it’s hard to believe if the knight searching around that area stealthily.”
“Maybe he some of the Gidou’s men got followed?”
“No, I know that Gidou is stupid, but his men got my teaching, That measurement to not get followed must be enough.”

This man name is Docolla.
Formerly a famous bandit in neighbouring country called Garne.

But, since Garne national power increased because of the new king, he move his base to Tiez.

Then He gather other bandits that run away from Garne territory, and be the one who manage them, and formed ‘Bandit Alliance’.

Different from Garne territories which mostly plains and difficult to find place to hide, Tiez which has mountain forest that people rarely visit is like a feeding ground for them.

One day, Docolla live on the dark side of a country knew something that should not be known. Because of it, his live got aimed.

He lost one of his arm at that time.He can’t do anymore assassination properly, so he changed his way of life to a bandit.

Based on these experiences, Docolla knows a lot of tracking techniques for spying.

By sharing a part of it with the bandits, he lowered the probability of alliance’s crew got captured and increasing the rate of looting by exchanging information.

This allowed them to got out from Tiez knight grasp a lot.

“What is it? what kind of method did they use huh?”

Did they bring a child with no mana then accidentally get lost in the mountain and found the cave? The probability of this happen almost none.

“Tell the other crew to refrain from flashy actions for a while. and when exploring, see the movement of the other party.”
“Yes boss, and when I tried to count the number of the corpse in Gideo place, I think that some of them got captured, and one of them is the guy who make a lot of contact with us.”
“Are you worried that he will get tortured and then spill out a lot of our information? Relax. That guy is not stupid. He knows well that our wrath are scarier than a mere knight’s torture. More than living in fear of our wrath after he spilled our information, I bet he will choose to die by torture.”

Docolla demonstrate the end of the traitor to all the crew before.

That’s using torture techniques that he use while still living in the dark side,

He made the others to think that an upright knight’s torture is just a service that kills you fast.

“Increase the stock of Magic Sealing Stones and install more traps!”
“Yes boss!”
“Well, let’s see what Tiez will do next.”

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Isekai demo Bunan ni Ikitai Shoukougun ch 4

So, I don’t know whether should I re-translate chapter 2 and 3 too or not? anyway, here we go, ch 4.


4.For the time being, Put me down please

“It seems that you don’t lie.”
“…”

How I came to this world from another world, from a place called Earth.
How I came down from the mountain to this Kingdom. I talked all of it to both of them.
I don’t know the reason. And of course, I don’t have any proof with me either.


Ah, come to think of it, this knight called Illias and the girl beside her called Maya.
They told me their name when I told them mine.

“It’s pretty hard to believe.. But I believe in Maya.”
“It was tough right from the moment I came here. Suddenly I was inside the forest, and met a bear.”
“Oh, that sound harsh.”
“For ordinary person, even a bear will be a threat.”

This information doesn’t seems important to them.
Their reaction just like when someone said that cockroach came out in their house.

“I thought that I will die, when the bear start to attacked me. But, that bear got eaten by slime.”
“!?”

It seems like this one is important information.

“You, did you seriously came from the mountain called ‘Black Demon Lord’s Killer Mountain’ !? “

Seriously!? that name sound like a mix of famous brands of sake. And I feel like taking a sip of it.

“The first mountain has a lot of translucent trunk, and even though it was night, overgrown leaf that shining can be found everywhere.”
“Why are you still alive!?”

Even though I just explained my situation, my existence got questioned.

I’m kind of sad.

“I’m sorry for being alive.”
“That’s not what I mean. That place is so dangerous that not even a dragon want to get close.”

It seems like dragon exist somewhere. I’ll add it in my ‘must-see’ list.

The reason why I understand the word ‘Dragon’ or ‘Slime’, maybe because of the possession skill that was cast on me by Maya.


In fact maybe that was not how they called here, but the existence that I’m trying to convey got translated by the spirit to be easily understood by them.


That’s why I want to believe that ‘Black Demon Lord’s Killer’ is a name that’s forcefully translated by the spirit.

Rather, even Demon Lord could be killed by that Slime? I’m anxious with the power balance in this world.

“But, there was a bear there.”
“That’s because the bear ate Rye Fruit. Slime’s mana that disperse in that surrounding area, even a normal terrain could grow magic grass.
so, eating that fruit will get your mind manipulated and make you want to go to the slime’s nest.”

Wow, so scary.
The fruit scattered around the ground, and if you eat it, your mind will get manipulated.


Even though I ate an adequate amount of that fruit around that tree, I’m glad that my mind didn’t get manipulated yet.

“By the way, the abundant amount of fruits that you hold are that.”

I remembered that I used it as my staple food.
Maybe that’s why, on my way out from the mountain I got a strange urge to go back to the slime’s nest.
That place feels so cozy, it made me want to go back there and live there.

“Maybe, it doesn’t work on human?”
“That’s not true. But, the further you are from it, there will be almost no effect.”
“But, I ate it near that Slime.”
“Maybe because the mana inside your body is low? Rye Fruit is made by Slime’s mana, so every time you harvesting the fruit, your mind will start to get manipulated.
So it’s just that your mana is too low, that the effect of mind control didn’t activate properly.”

So that’s why!

I was saved by my small fry like MP that is only 1.

In this case, I should be happy and not sad.

“If it’s like that, maybe the reason why you survived is because of your small amount of mana. Certainly, that Slime will attacked the bear which has more mana than you.”
“And it reacted to sound too.”
“Right, even insect will be eaten, so it’s no wonder that Slime has that feature.”

So it’s like that. In short, that omnivorous Slime while attacking the one it detected with a lot of mana aggressively, the one that moving around it will also get eaten.


So it didn’t try hard to eat me, who has almost no mana, because it think that I have no worth.

“It’s great to be alive.”
“Do you want to be affiliated with my church? I will make you pray everyday”
“ahem, so after moving until the neighboring mountains, you go down from the the forest and reached Tiez. Without any equipment, it must be hard.”
“For equipment, I have a splendid wooden stick, that is also my reliable partner.”
“That!? Sorry. But it became fuel for the fire.”

It looked like that my partner, that accompany me through the mountain, just became ash.


My sworn friend ‘Wooden’ flashback, start to rolling inside my brain with a sad song.

“…The God has died”
“Don’t you suddenly take my job away!”
“It’s good that you didn’t met the bandits. Right now, a lot of bandits roaming around this territory. If you met them inside the forest, I bet you wouldn’t be here now.”

Now that she mention it. At that time, I’m happily walking when I found the road, now after I calmed down, that area was really dangerous isn’t it! I was careless!

“Is that so? Thank god I met them inside the mountain.”
“Oh, above all… wait!”

Illias became stiff. Amazing, her face right now look funny.
This girl can make this kind of expression too huh.

“You… met them inside the mountain?”
“They were a bunch of dangerous people. Walking around while bringing human’s arm…”
“Where!? Where did you see them!?”

She move to my side faster than the Slime, and straight grab my chest.
Wait, stop, my brain, shaking, my energy, I’m gonna die, this Gorilla…

Illias shaking our Mc Illustration

“Illias, you’re gonna kill that kid!”
“Ah! fo…forgive me.”
cough!, cough!”

While coughing with teary eyes, I think that was the closest I got to death since I came to this world. I’m sure of it.
It remind me of the past, when my chest got grabbed by a drunk bodybuilder. But, she got more power than them.
I forgot that human can die easily.

After arranged my breathing, I told them that when I followed the river, there was a bridge with broken rope. and after that, I found a cave and came across the bandit around there.
Then, when I was descending from the mountain, I passed a lot of bandits.

Illias trembling angrily.
I heard that the bandits have a base inside the mountain, and it’s very hard to find ther location, and Illias received the order for getting rid them just yesterday.

“I can’t afford to stay still! I need to assemble subjugation squad immediately!”
“Wait, the kid came here in rush right? I wonder if he remember the exact place in detail.”
“Now that I think about it, I left a mark on the tree when I walk through the forest.”
“The circumstances is too good that I’m moved by it. Is it alright to hug you?”
“If possible, please be gentle”
“Both of you are in good terms huh.”

It look like that I will be in charge for leading them to the cave that the bandits use as their base.

Now, it’s evening. in front of the castle gate, Illias carried me inside a bag,
poor traveler from the another world and the one who look like just a baggage for her, standing in front of the other knights.


I don’t know whether they are from the same unit with Illias or not, but with me included makes it 10 people.
Most of them looks like already in old age, but I’m sure they are experts.
But still, isn’t this kind of treatment is weird? or it’s just that she like to carry baggage with her?

“All of you! Today, based on information from some traveler, I got a report that inside the mountain, there is a cave where bandits lurking around it.We need to be in the offense and capture them immediately!”
“Yes Ma’am!”
“What the! No, it’s a gift from god that we will be the one who will subjugate them!”
“Definitely it’s a god’s will for Lady Ratzel.”

With the announcement from Illias, I feel that the morale of the knights starting to go up. It’s hard to believe that they will be just a hindrance.

“It’s hard to assemble a lot of personnel in a rush, so we lack of people. But, with all of your courage, the one who’s lacking is the bandits, not us!”
“Yes Ma’am!”
“Don’t you bring any shame to the knights that failed this mission before! We are going to overthrown the mountain!”

Even though I thought that Illias is gorilla, maybe all of them also gorilla.
I don’t know whether it’s because of their high morale or not, but the sound of the weapon shaking is weird.
Just now, there was someone weapon hit the ground, but it’s the ground that is shaking.
They really doesn’t look like a hindrance at all.

“Okay, Let’s go!”
“Wait, Illias”
“What? There is something you wanna say?”
“Before we go, could you treat me a bit better?”
“?”
“Can’t you treat me like a normal person?”
“… hah!”
“I thought that you like to be carried in someone shoulder?”

Therefore the knights led by Illias, will go to attack the bandit’s base.

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Isekai demo Bunan ni Ikitai Shoukougun ch 1

So, it seems that ch 1 – 3 got translated. but since I finished translating this chapter, here we goes.


1.For the time being, I want to meet another people

Okay, That’s how I came to another world

Originally by the transported to another world’s theory, using Flashback scene and looking back on it, I should explain how did I came to another world from everyday life.
But it’s embarrassing to talk it with another people, so I will omit it.

The only information I gonna give is that, I am Japanese male that came here from earth.
more than this is gonna be a privacy problem

“No, now is not the time to be narrating about prologue.”

Description of my current situation. Inside some otherworldy forest. and That’s all.
When I noticed, I was inside a forest. No, perhaps it’d be more accurate if I say that
I’m inside a mountain with overgrown trees and weak slope. By the way, how did I know that
I’m in another world is because of the trees in front of me.

It have a transparent trunk that allows a faint view of the scenery on the other side.
Fantasy like leaf that emit faintly light can be seen all over your field of vision.
Where can you found a forest like this in earth?

If it exist, please tell me where it is. I want to travel there in my old age.

“By the way, about 20 minutes have passed since I was immersed in the view.”

5 minutes for being impressed by the scenery.
5 minutes since I calmed down and start thinking where am I right now.
5 minutes to start thinking that maybe this is another world, and definitely not earth.
And another 5 minutes for looking back at the trees and relaxing my mind.

I need to start moving soon. first I should check my condition.

“No injury on my body. I can’t see any sign of grotesque deformation or
the appearance of a crest, like a typical fantasy development. I can’t feel any magic power
surging up from my body. Personal belongings… there is nothing”

in short, I didn’t bring anything because I was in the middle of throwing trash outside my house.
No smartphone or wallet full of coins and paper money from earth. Even though only one paper money inside of it.

But still, suddenly sent to this kind of place without any kind of side effect.
There is no reincarnation bonus at all.

Wait, if I think about it calmly, I didn’t die, so this not reincarnation but transported to another world pattern.

Apparently, it is night right now. It is pitch dark above the trees.
and I can see star that several times bigger that the moon that usually can be seen from japan.

I’m sure it’s a satellite of this planet just like the moon because I can see the phase,
and if I can see the satellite, it’s natural that I think this planet formed in the solar system like earth.

The probability the earth exist is astronomical. there in nothing more convenient than being
transported to another world with that kind of probability.

“isn’t it a bad idea to walk around inside forest at night.”

One of the way to know the direction at night is to look at the celestial bodies,
but the star arrangement is different because this is another world.
As expected, finding something like Orion or Big Dipper is impossible.

And if I think it calmly, even if I know the direction because I’m in unknown land, I don’t know where should I go.

So I can only continue forward. Fortunately, the plants around here is glowing,
so it look like safer than walking around forest at night on earth.

“I should praise myself for wearing sneakers instead of slippers when taking trash out.”

There is something that I understood after walking randomly for 1 hour.
Apparently, this place is not a forest, but a mountain.

Wherever I proceed, the level is constantly changing, and I can gradually see the shape of a mountain forming.

As expected, this is a mountain with a weak slope, and it seems that my starting point is near the peak of the mountain.

The first thing to do is to go down the mountain. Next is to find a river.

While walking, there is something that I came up, that is of course, a way to survive.
I plan to eat nuts and drink night dew to survive, but since I’m no a natural-born survivor, there will be a limit.

To be honest, it’s scary to drink raw water, so that will be my last resort.
The reason to find a river is to set a course rather than to hydrate myself.

If this planet is unexplored by humanity, there is nothing I can do about it, but if humanity and civilization exist,
The river can be the basis for it.

Famous ancient civilizations also flourished by cultivating around river that have nutrient-rich soil.
I want to believe that this principle is common in another world too.

“But here comes the problem.”

I muttering in a very low voice. That’s of course.
As I can see from far, That, Yes. A Bear. an extremely giant bear.

The bear that I have seen in zoo didn’t even reach 2 meters, but this bear is at least around 4 meters high.

Weren’t they nocturnal? Aah, This forest is bright. Of course, There is no problem then.

It was about 20 meters ahead, but I can see it clearly.
Well, I can see it clearly because it’s bright, -Don’t look over here- , I’m about to be captured right?

I’m thinking while I feel the valuable experience of having frozen spine.

Pretending to be dead? I’ll just be an easy prey.
Escape? The bear is on the descending side, and chasing uphill is a bear’s speciality.
Fight? Hahaha, not a chance even if I have a hunting gun.

In the meantime, the bear slowly approaches while growling.
Think, Think, I need to think and come out with solution quickly. That’s right! There’s That Method!

“N, Nice to meet-?”

The bear roared. Apparently, the western greeting is not acceptable.

Start running as fast as I can go?
Well, I can’t do that. My legs are shaking, and I can’t move.

And then the bear who recognized me as easy prey started to run after me—or not.

Suddenly, the bear was swallowed by a dripping greenish-yellow liquid.

I wonder if the liquid that easily swallowed the whole body of a four-meter-class giant bear has a high viscosity,
since it starting to form a sphere instead of spreading on the ground.

Along with the bear’s sorrowful cry, a frightening sound is coming from the liquid,
and the inside of the liquid gradually turns black.

Blood. The blood of the bear looks black because it’s mixed with the liquid.
The bear’s fur, skin, and flesh are also melting at an abnormal rate. The liquid has a will, and it’s eating the bear.

“…it’s a slime”

If you’ve ever played fantasy RPGs before, you’ve probably known it.

The thing in front of me is that. It doesn’t have cute eyes and mouth like a certain famous game,
but it certainly doesn’t look like a monster with a single-digit experience point.

The bear’s scream of agony echoes throughout the forest as it desperately tries to escape from inside the slime.

However, it soon became quiet as the slime entered into its mouth.

“Uuu…cough cough!”

Seeing such a gruesome, emotionless, eating scene made me feel nauseous.

If I had seen this after a meal, I’d surely vomited, but it ended with the pain of gastric juice burning my throat.

However, after coming to this point, I finally realize the fatal mistake I made.

The slime started to move to my direction, maybe because it had reacted to my cough.

I should’ve quickly escaped while the bear was being eaten. I regret watching it and even making a stupid sound like that.

But, it’s moving slower than the bear’s walking speed. If it’s like this, escaping or stepping back should do it.

“——!?”

My body jumped sideways out of fear before I could even think.

The place where I was a moment ago was swallowed by the slime.

That speed reminds me of a ruptured water balloon or a water cannon.

The slime shows no reaction to its failure, and it begins to move towards my direction again.

Again, it moves slowly. I feel like I’m being played even though it has no emotion.

My body doesn’t stop trembling. The giant bear, which was a threat up until earlier, not even the bones of it remain.

I’m starting to realize that this might be the last few minutes of my life.

“A… Ah…”

Engulfed in fear, I can’t let my voice out. Then I throw a stone that I randomly picked at it.

However, the stone I threw with a lack of composure flew through without hitting the slime.
It flew past through the slime and made a fine sound as it hit the trunk of a tree.

And then the Slime blows up.

“…?”

The Slime jumped towards the tree behind it.

The tree collapsed due to its overwhelming size.

Then I saw a strange scene.

“Is it eating the tree…?”

I guess that the slime reacts to sounds. Or maybe it’d more accurate to say that
it feels the vibration rather than hears the sound itself.

It attacked the bear when it was roaring, it reacted to my coughing sound,
and when I made stepping back sound, it attacked me.

And just now it attacked a tree that was making a loud noise.

I looked around and picked a reasonably-sized stone. then, I got up.

Maybe the slime realized that there was no prey in the place where it jumped,
it started to move again as it reacted to the sound of me standing up.

Then I throw the stone that I picked to the furthest tree while trying to make as little noise as possible, and it hit the tree.

The slime reacted to the sound, and it leaped to the direction of the sound, and the tree collapsed just like earlier.

At the same time, I started to run away as fast as I can.

“Haa… Haa… Haa…”

Along the way, I looked behind repeatedly to see if there’s something chasing me,
and fear that something might be there, I threw a stone at a nearby tree while running away.

I don’t know how far I ran.

I leaned against a tree and breathed roughly as I was totally exhausted.

The sky light up, and when I realized, the scenery of the magical forest has been changed into a forest with common brown and green trees.

It’s great to be alive.

That’s great—but why am I in such a situation?

Why was I transferred to this kind of world?

According to the popular books I have read, there’s always a reason behind another-world-summoning like this.

Of course, this body has no unique characteristics, and I’m not a hero descendant either.

If there’s no particular reason, it’s quite possible that I was summoned by accident.

God’s whims and mishaps, this world summoning failure, and so on.

At this point, I don’t care if it’s a mistake or failure. I just wanted to see the summoner’s surprised face in front of me.
Abandoned in the mountains is too much for me.

“Become a hero then defeat the Demon King, or create a harem with a bunch of beautiful demi-human girls, or whatever, just please let me live safely…”

Well, it’s no use complaining to someone who isn’t here. Let’s continue after taking a break.

I didn’t notice it until I calmed down, but in this forest I can feel the presence of the ordinary living creatures here and there.

The voice of chirping bird, spider nest in a gap between trees, and, of course, there are no translucent trees around here.

I wonder if no decent animal is living in that place because that slime inhabits there. And that bear just wandered by chance or something like that.

But why was the bear carelessly wandering in the place where the slime that sits higher than itself in the food chain live?

“Anyway… I’m tired.”

I let myself enter the dreamland as I muttered so.

A meeting was taking place at the castle in the Tiez Kingdom.

The knight captains donned in their shining silver armors, and the elites who serve the King of Tiez, they all were present.

And of course, the King of Tiez, Marito Tiez, himself.

Marito, at an early age of twenty-five, is a man of great caliber who inherited the throne and took the role of an active King.

Only two years after he became the King, he solved various domestic problems and gained tremendous support from the people.

However, a troublesome issue occurred, leading to the meeting right now.

“Was a merchant without escort attacked again?”

“Yes. The horse-drawn carriage we escorted passed through without a problem, but it seems that those who followed were attacked, and only the corpses were left.”

“Although they reaped what they sowed from being a pinchpenny, it’ll be a bad example if the merchants that bring benefits to our country were attacked.”

The neighboring country, Garne Kingdom , changed their King a few years back,
and due to his competence, the crime rate around Garne has been dramatically reduced.

However, as a result, the bandits and other criminals have flown here.

Unlike Garne, where the plains spread out, in this land with many mountains and forests, there’s no problem with campsites, so there’s a lot of bandits hiding in the unexplored place and attacking the travelers whenever they have the chance.

Under Marito’s discretion, the knights have been stationed around the castle town and the surrounding villages to prevent any further damage.
However, it’s still difficult to make the road safe.

Although it’s possible to dispatch the knight as escorts from the government, it will naturally cost money and labor.
And there are not enough personnel to provide it free of charge.

When it becomes so, merchants and travelers will hire adventurers, but the size of the adventurer’s guild in the Tiez Kingdom is rather small, and they lack the number of personnel due to the strong influence of the knights.

The adventurer’s guild in other countries might have sufficient personnel, but it’s impossible to force other countries to dispatch escorts.

As a result, people were trying to travel without escorts and end up attacked by the bandits.

“If the likes of bandits dare to attack, I will purge them with my sword…”

Said one of the knight captains, but Marito just sighed it off.

Indeed, the abilities of the Knights in the Kingdom of Tiez are incredibly high. Even a few of them is enough to deal with more than a hundred bandits.

However, the bandit is also aware of it. When the knights are escorting, they don’t appear at all.

It’d be a battle that they can’t win by fighting fair and square. In a sense, it is natural.

“In order to purge the bandits, it is necessary to grasp their whereabouts. Is there anyone here with a plan to break out from this deadlock?”

And like that, the knights were unable to say anything. Previously various ideas were proposed, and although many of them were adopted, all of it ended up failing.

The cunning bandits always slipped through the knights with their predictable pattern of conduct.

“I know that we have failed in mountain hunting three times. But if we have a better grasp of the situation, I’m sure we can get a result…
well, for the time being, I would like to choose someone who will be responsible for dealing with the bandits who became more aggressive lately.
Is there someone or a candidate you would like to recommend?”

If this were any other task, the knights would’ve taken the initiative.
However, as several talented knights captains have already failed, it seems that they understand the difficulty of this issue.

And then, the one who raised his hand is Lord Ragdo, the oldest among the knight captains.

“Your Majesty, there is someone I would like to recommend.”

“Lord Ragdo, is there someone here you’d wish to recommend?”

“No, it’s not someone here. However, everyone knows that she has a remarkable ability. I would like to recommend Illias from my corps.”

The face of the knight captains become slightly displeased as such a name surfaced.

“Are you talking about Illias Ratzell? Is that right?”

Marito knows Illias very well.

If it’s about Illias’ ability, then she is a person of talent that will not lose even to a knight captain in swordsmanship,
and there’s nothing to be questioned about her loyalty to the country.

However, her reputation was never high. The reason is——

“If it’s [her], I’m sure she’ll come up with an idea seen from a different perspective.”

“Very well, I will give you one month. I will leave this matter to you.”

Pride may be involved in not wanting to admit the heights of her ability. Only a few knights accepted Ilyas, being a woman.
Lord Ragdo is one of the few people who think highly of her, but being a part of the minority, he cannot establish a firm position for her.

If Illias succeeds in subjugating the bandits, her reputation might change, but if she fails, she would likely be looked down even more.

Marito also appreciates Illias, but he also knows for a fact that she’s a honest knight.
There’s also some concern about whether this would work against those sly bandits.

It would be nice if something could bring her towards a bright future.

Marito thinking like that in his mind as he was anxious about her future.

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First

So, I plan to translate “Isekai demo Bunan ni Ikitai Shoukougun” (web novel version).

I’m a newbie in this kind of work. zero experience in website and TL world, so there will be a lot of mistake in my work.

I’m gonna translate it manually, so a lot of typos to be expected.

Still, I hope that, my work will be enjoyed.