I Was A Sword When I Reincarnated - Chapter 377
TL NOTE : This is Today (Wednesday, 16 September 2020) Chapter
“Did you go to the war area after we part way?”
“Hm, that’s right. Do you know?”
“I heard a little. I heard that they took out the armies of Bashar’s kingdom and the awesome earth magicians pushed back the enemy.Were you with him?”
“Yes. Well, I participated ostensibly as a mercenary, not as a princess.”
According to the story, it seems that she hid her identity from the general soldiers and civilians. It seems that she had spoken to the commander and others, but ostensibly she joined the army as an escort for the White Rhinoceros Rigdalfa.
“As a princess, I can’t move about freely, so, you know, it’s not like……”
“Selene was there.”
“Who is Selene?”
“Selene is a lady-in-waiting at the royal palace, she is the same tribe as me. She is less powerful in combat than I am, but she is skilled in the art of illusion, and her stature is similar to that of a young lady, so she serves as a shadow warrior. And we can disguise things like race with magic tools.”
Could it be that shadowy figure we just said hello to? I wondered what happened to Selene, but when Mea came out here, she(Mea) was sure that she(Selene) has changed from a shadow warrior to herself(Princess Mea).
“Selene plays the role of…… that’s…um….that is…”
“Selene plays a graceful, fragile, and lady-like, the so called princess, partly by order of His Majesty the King. Honestly, no matter how much we keep up, it was impossible for the real lady to perform that way. They’ll know for sure that she was replaced.”
I see. I don’t think Mea can do the ladylike thing. And when Mea and Selene are replaced, many nobles and generals will find out that the person they were trying so hard to please and protect with their lives was an imposter. Although it’s not surprising that a princess of a great nation would use a shadow warrior.
“For sure you will be able to see the difference between the young lady and Selene.”
『That’s a tough one……』
Considering the temperament of the Beast Nation, I think a friendly and lively type like Mea would be appreciated. But I’m sure there are many of them who adore the graceful, fragile and lady-like daughter type.
I certainly don’t like being compared to. It would break my heart if it were me.
However, the question remains.
『Why are you letting the shadow warrior play such a character again?』
Why is the girl, Selene, the shadow warrior, acting so unreasonable in the first place? As long as that shadow warrior plays as Mea-ish character that is lively, it’s all good, right?
At present, Mea’s reputation seems to be a graceful and ladylike, low-combat shelter girl. When the real Mea comes out in the future, will she not get bash by the Beastman country’s residence? Because a fragile beauty is suddenly a battle-crazed, energetic girl.
Mea nods in agreement with my question.
“Does Master think so too? It’s strange isn’t it? Isn’t a shadow warrior supposed to be more like the person they are impersonating?”
She seems to think so too. But Quina answered my question without a care in the world.
“It’s His Majesty’s hobby.”
“Yes. He said he would love to see everyone’s reaction when they figure out that the young lady is the real princess after making everyone thought that Selene is the princess.”
“Gununu(riled up sfx). That damn father…!”
Speaking of beast king-ish, it is beast king-ish alright…… I feel sorry for the guys that are being pushed around.
“And then there’s the rest of it, which could be meant to be an insinuation or a tease to the young lady.”
“Are you kidding me?”
“Well, I think he enjoys watching the young lady who is depressed and embarrassed to see Selene, who looks just like her, behaving in a ladylike manner.”
“What a bad hobby! That old man!”
“And if the impression is so different, you’ll be less worried about your daughter’s identity being lost in peacetime.”
Aaah, so that’s how it is. Unlike normal shadow warriors, Mea’s shadow warrior is out there acting as an adventurer. Rather, the aim seemed to be to prevent Mea’s true identity from being exposed by guiding her image into a different type.
I guess it’s also true that it seems to be interesting as the Beast King said.
『I understand that you participated in the fight by hiding your identity, but how did you feel about the fight itself?』
“Even if you ask me about that….. To be honest, we barely do any fight.”
“We just scattered the devastated enemies.”
When Mea and the others arrived at the battlefield, it was apparently already at the time when the Beast Nation’s army was about to push back the Bashar Kingdom’s invading army and start a chase.
It is said that Mea and her men have joined the pursuit force and have marched deep into Bashar’s territory.
“It was a condition of our joining the army that we would provide an escort for the general in command.”
『Come to think of it, you said something like that earlier.』
“Well, it wasn’t really escorting the general but more like to never leave the general’s side.”
So that’s it. Rather than letting the princess act on her own and endanger herself, the general’s aim is to put her on his side in the name of an escort.
“But, I left the army in the middle of the way.”
“……I went to the Magnolia family.”
Speaking of Magnolia, that’s the place that Myrellia was talking about. It was a request to rescue a child named Romeo from the Magnolia family, from the lord of that house.
As expected, Mea and the others must have been curious about those words.
“With the Beast Nation Army marching across the border, the Magnolia territory in question was already in our sphere of influence.”
『You said crossing the border, but didn’t they have defensive fortifications and forts on the other side?』
“Of course, it does exist. But those facilities were in complete disarray as the devastated allied forces poured into them.”
Just when they think there’s no way they can lose, they suffer a huge defeat and their troops are running away in a disorderly fashion, that’s resulting in chaos at their rear.
Even if they tried to contain them, the entire army would try to enter the fort, and there could be enemy spies mixed in. Moreover, if the Beast Nation was chasing after them from behind, it would be difficult to judge.
“To be frank, the defense facility wasn’t working properly.”
『Did you mean you just pass it by?』
“It’s close. There were some forts that resisted, but that’s where Lysias comes in.”
“Um. Court magician Lysias Laurensia. The most powerful earth magician in our country, and the descendant of the royal blood of Laurencia that was renowned for the tragedy of Laurencia. Speaking of the Great Wall Lysias, he’s also famous on the continent of Krom, right?”
Laurencia? Did you just say Laurencia?
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