Chapter 20 – A Decaying City

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When I pushed aside grass which even grows thick around the lower back luxuriantly and advanced, I saw an earthly color and a green monster walking.

An earth ogre and a green goblin.

 

Did a few get strayed from a group of monsters?

Are they lost or already on their route to be defeated?

Either way, it is convenient.

 

「In this case, I can hunt alone.」

 

I’m holding a gun and shoot the green goblin.

I shot through the head of the goblin so that the bullet will pierce it.

 

Excellent head shot!

 

At the same time with a sudden shooting sound, the goblin collapsed, another one makes a kekee fuss.

 

「Haha, you will die on your battlefield! 」

 

I tossed the matchlock gun, pulled out the iron sword.

I strike the ogre with a massive iron mass that gives off a dull sparkle with the momentum of running!

 

The ogre attacked me without hesitation with a gigantic club.

The power of ogre is strong indeed.

This is good and I wanted this response.

 

「UGAAAA! 」

 

A fierce cry is given, and the ogre is using a club to me with full force.

The sharpness of my iron sword is the lowest, but there is also no worry of a nick instead.

 

I beat back with full force while mixing and receiving a blow of the ogre from the front.

Hard oak wood and an iron sword, the lightning-fast feeling of speed against which we beat each other.

 

Reproachfully, we beat each other with full force and every time a ferocious adrenaline runs through the brain.

It’s intolerable in the strength of the dialogue of the life, the feeling is being uplifted.

This is the delicious taste of fantasy!

 

「Oh, what’s up! 」

「GUGAGAGAGA! 」

 

Is there a match between the ogre and the other?

At the edge of my eye, watching another one of the goblins recovering warfare and heading towards me, I swing the sword and it goes down.

 

It’s slightly wasteful, but I took the “cane of a holy flame ball” out and make goblin bite the maximum blow.

It was drunk on the fire ball and the green goblin collapsed. In a blink of an eye, it is charred.

It isn’t known whether it is alive or dead, but a battle is impossible with this.

 

「Now, let’s continue ogre! 」

 

Its companion was killed and now ferociously barking. I kept the sword in positive eyes to the ogre.

The following moves are the techniques of brute force to show clear up or down to move to make the edge of the sword wiggle. The ogre falls into confusion.

 

「How is it, Hokushin Itto-ryu, stance of the wagtail! 」

 

After playing with the unable to endure ogre, flying over and striking with faint, I batted a strong blow on the shoulder.

Although it does not lead to a fatal injury, the blade of my sword is rough, the response into which the meat of the ogre is torn.

 

「GYAGAGAGAGAGA! 」

 

If it hurts, I wish it hurts.

Victory or defeat will be decided by the next blow.

 

「The Hokushin Itto-ryu, heart and star king sword! 」

 

I put my heart and soul and cut a head of ogre off by an iron sword from a highhanded attitude.

Though the opponent is an ogre, my whole body is bloodcurdling in the feeling of which I slaughtered a life by this hand.

 

The body of the big monster rolled over the grass.

It is not alive anymore.

 

「Fuu ……」

 

Remaining on guard.

 

I look around vigilantly.

 

Apparently there were no other monsters, they seem to have been annihilated.

Overlooking the carcasses of the uninvited monsters, I suppressed the excitement that gushes up.

 

Even I become strong.

My heart and my body.

 

Of course, real fantasies have no visible levels or exp, but there is a certain accumulation of battle experience on the battlefield.

I now would also be able to kill easily at least ten crazy dogs.

 

「Oh! Master, what are you doing!」

 

Sharon has taken a gun and has run to this place.

From behind, followed by the slave girl personal guard corps.

 

「What have you found out? 」

「The other is not, YIKES! 」

 

Sharon screams, looking at the body of the ogre rolling around me.

 

「Are you OK? Did you fight? Are you unhurt!」

「No, I could handle it because there are few enemies.」

 

I wanted to show my cool side to the slave girls when I fight if possible.

Sharon looks like crying and clinging on my body. She is making sure of my safety by touching and embracing my greasy body.

 

「You should stop doing dangerous things! 」

「No, because there were few monsters, and I’m also wearing my mythrill hauberk so I do not have any injuries.」

 

I don’t probably become overprotected to some point.

If I do not fight, it will not raise the experience value.

I do not know if there is such a concept in this world though.

 

「You’ve got us worried. 」

「Am I being scolded? 」

 

Other slave girls are nodding uniformly too.

 

「That would be a problem. It is the generals job to stay within sight.」

 

Wearing ostentatious sorcerer’s robe, Lyle-sensei came. He’s on magician strategist mode and has given me a completely candid advice.

Oh, Louise has come too.

Louise just glanced the corpse and says nothing.

 

「Well, Louise is a warrior, so you can understand. I can not become strong unless I have battle experience.」

「Takeru, if you lick the battlefield you will die.」

 

Louise said so coldly, she began dismatling by putting a knife in the corpse of the ogre I killed.

Even though I fought by myself, the corpses are going to be dismantled with Louise’s help after all.

 

「Aaahh! Losgow’s volunteer corps will be Takeru’s personal guard slave girl. Leave the personnel management to me.」

「You’re persistent, corporal! It has been decided for a while already that Master’s personal guard will be us, the slave girl corps.」

 

Even Sara is here, running in with her volunteer corps and has begun an argument with the slave girls.

Because it becomes obscure with that, I was not scolded. It’s somewhat good, but are they going to quarrel about which will be my personal guard troops forever?

 

Huh, it is troublesome.

Whichever is backed up, it will become noisy.

 

Among such a fuss, Louise is disassembling meat silently. Glancing at the goblin which became charred, she clicks her tongue with “TCH” (She’s  angry about the one which can’t probably be peeled beautifully.).

Louise really is unfluctuating.

 

On the second thought, should a general and a head be so poised?

 

—Scene Change—

Great battle with big troops of monsters.

I did not understand the real meaning of its severity at all.

 

Anyway its leisure time.

 

The Volunteer Army Corps military action for several days; starting at Ona village, entering the former Ambazak baroness, and liberating the villages along the road towards Ox, our destination.

In ruined villages, livestock and food remain even if the residents already escape. There are only abandoned buildings and the village becomes a gathering spot for the monsters.

 

Using common sense, monsters should have been safer as they  gathered closer together.

But modern weapons as guns and cannons have made that tactics change completely.

 

First, bombard with a cannon from a safe position towards a group of monsters in the village.

The group which becomes frantic and runs around to escape is seized with a salvo of a gun man corps.

Monsters who had scattered and thought they had finally escaped were also scooped down by the cavalry party hunting the remaining while scouting the vicinity.

 

This is no longer a battle but a unilateral massacre.

 

Well then there is a problem, what is my job after being raised as general of the army.

 

Answer: I was told to sit down wherein I can be seen by the whole army.

 

It is just a day wherein I am being shaken by a horse-drawn carriage and is inspecting the battlefield.

Occationally, sensei says “Please wave to the other side. ” or “They took an active part so show appreciation please. “.

A day of being a general idol. I…..

 

It is much better if I had gone out to peddle.

 

Moreover, I am being surrounded perfectly by my personal guard corps (called Sara or Sharon), no battle at all.

 

I want to go to scout by myself, and also want to get rid of monsters at the same time.

Even if I think of such thing, isn’t it worthless?

 

「Anyway, please be a little bit more patient. A little more and we wilI come be at Ox. Then the turn by which Takeru plays an active part will surely come..」

 

Lyle-sensei admonished it strongly without hesitation.

A little more, I heard a lot for a while….

 

After all, It seems to be useless that I’m going [urouro] and go out without permission

***TN: urouro is a japanese sound effect for loitering***

Even to sensei, it is sad to think if I’ll die due to stray bullet.

I do not mean to go there until that.

 

If it cools down, should I be making a gesture to go to a restroom secretly again and fight outside?

 

「Hey, Takeru is going to escape again. Please use a string.」

 

A passing by Louise who’s holding large amount of skins and meats of monsters quickly saw my complexion and pointed it out.

Kuu… a sharp fellow.

 

「Master you can’t go! Come here and make paper cartridge with me.」

 

It has been even reproved by Sharon.

By the way, they’re making paper cartridge while being  jolted on the horse-drawn carriage.

 

「Well, this is kind of plain even though I came to war …」

「Master, logistic is important work. There is time for everything.」

 

If you say so, until my role has come I have no choice but to comply?

 

Certainly, there are many times that the importance of logistics was demonstrated.

My motherland lost a war because of that before.

It is already a trauma, rather than a warfare.

 

Indeed, if you fight like this, no matter how much bullet you have, it is not enough.

It can’t be helped, should I participate in making paper cartridges?

 

I am not allowed to participate in a battle.

It is a job to kill time. I do not feel like being in battle at all.

It’s somewhat different from the commander I imagined…….

 

—Scene Change—

 

Finally, I came to the city of Ox of the late Ambazak Baroness.

I lay down on the hill that overlooks the valley, and look down upon the city.

 

Ox is a small city, but a stone pavement is laid out on the surface.

There is a quarry nearby, and lumber can also be collected, so the whole city is like a fortress.

 

Originally it might have been a rigid town, but it had been dropped by a battalion of monster already so the thick stone wall was deformed.  The small old castle which seems strong was partially destroyed and could also break at a steeple snap.

 

「Isn’t that a person sensei? 」

 

When I say so, sensei has a steep face.

It seems that people are living in the city which should have fallen already.

I can not see good because of the distance, but I can tell the difference between a humanoid monster and a person.

 

「Is it so or does Takeru see that so? I’m using  magic of zooming, those are all zombies.」

「Well, do you mean people in the town are zombiefied? 」

 

Is it so, that magic is convenient since you can see far even if there is no telescope.

I wonder if they are sold somewhere, if possible, I would like a binocular.

 

「There are hundreds in the city just by looking and they are a very troublesome enemy for us. Well, seeing is believing . Let’s just shoot a cannon for the time being.」

 

In this case, Lyle-sensei shook a short cane and the artilleryman corps lodge a cannon.

A big roaring sound rings at the place by the mountain.

 

It is a bombardment consisting of four bronze artillery cannon and two large cannon. Although it is in a town, it should fall like the usual party of monster.

 

「Even if it’s under fire, it’s ordinarily moving, sensei…..」

「That’s right, I was worried about a while ago, but guns and cannons are not effective on undead monsters.」

 

Sensei ‘s awesome to anticipate this already, but the strength of guns and cannons is not only in artillery power but also in their roar and shocks.

Even if it is a dull opponent like a zombie, even if it is blown away by a bullet, there is no intelligence that is displayed by looking at an ally being blown off.

 

「You can say that it is an incompatible enemy. Even if you shoot a gun, it’s already dead, so it will take quite some time to disable it.」

 

Lyle-sensei sighs because there are limits to bullets.

 

「Does a sensei have any strategies with that? 」

「Fortunately the city wall is not functioning, zombies are about one hundred. If I am a usual commander, I will be assaulting by wearing some soldiers here and will assault from all sides then drop it quickly. 」

 

Even if we say wearing out the soldiers, it is a party from Ona village that will die.

Perhaps it is Sharon or Sarah-chan.

 

「That is kinda …」

 

Sensei saw my complexion. He seemed lonely and laughed.

 

「Because I’m General Choro its inevitable.」

「Sensei …」

「It will be okay, it will take some time, but I will consider a strategy with less wear.」

「Please.」

「Then it’ll be a long-drawn-out war. Let’s begin to rebuild the ground first.」

 

He looks at a map of the town which is expanded into a folding stool. Lyle-sensei is issuing directives.

In accordance with the instructions, everyone began to move hastily.

 

「Sensei, what should I do? 」

「Please remember what the general’s job was.」

 

I’m just sitting and watching …

Should I help making paper cartridge?

They seem to run out of bullets.

 

In the end, we encircled the city from the outside and shoot from all directions.

Zombies in the city did not move at all against the bombardment. There was no noticeable counterattack and the war situation entered a stalemate.

 

 

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0 Replies to “Chapter 20 – A Decaying City”

  1. Hey there, it’s great that you’ve decided to tl this, but here’s are some suggestions to spice up your site

    1) put jump break so that it’ll be easier to navigate more different posts in the home page in the future, as it’s the only way to check for old posts
    2) keep it going, your perseverance will not only improve yourself, but benefits everyone who reads this web-novel!

    • Thank you for your suggestion. I did not add jump break to the chapters yet since there is no need for it. I plan on adding jump breaks after I translated at least 10 chapters. Also, as you notice I removed the Home button on the top of the page and plan to return it in the future. But anyway, I changed it already per your suggestion.
      Again, thank you for your support!

  2. he should make some scrap ammo. The type that basically makes your cannon into a type of shotgun
    it’s perfect for dismemberment of large groups

    thanks for the chapter

    • Thank you for your offer, I appreciate it. Unfortunately I’m translating this as a hobby so I’m only doing this at my most convenient time. I really don’t want to involve others as manpower.

      • I’ll be honest that this offer mostly came from your… grammar, or the lack of it there of.

        Still a solid translation though

      • I consider your concern as a sort of constructive criticism.
        It hasn’t reach the point wherein the readers will have a hard time understanding what it means so I believe it is still acceptable.

      • 「Aaahh! Losgow’s volunteer corps will be Takeru’s personal guard slave girl.

        Also, did you forgot ‘instead’ or that is what sarah see the losgow’s corps as. A slave

      • Grammar is correct. It seems that you did not get the line so I’ll explain it.

        Losgows volunteer corps is Sara’s group.
        The slave girl is Sharon.
        Sara is saying that line to Sharon.
        This is the same as the line below:
        We will be Takeru’s guard Sharon.
        The author writes them that way so I cannot change it to a simpler line.

        Anything else?

      • I see… probably just lack a comma to make it clearer. I read that line in one go xD
        Prob something like this will be better ‘,got it slave girl?’

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