Intermission: Erhart 1

Erhart was in Lorphys’ royal palace.

The sun high in shy sky, the one across the small round table in the courtyard was a woman with long, violet hair, a certain Princess Annerinne.

(Don’t screw with me. Don’t screw with me! Why? Why did he push the damn princess onto me!? We aren’t a match at all! It’s true I asked him! I asked him if there was any way to resolve my harem problems! I did, but what’s with this resolution!?)

Free Knight Erhart..

While an adventurer, he held the status of knight. He had been granted a number of privileges, and when on the move, he didn’t have to pay any toll. On top of that, as a knight, he didn’t have to listen to the orders of nobles.

If anyone could order him around, it would only be Lyle, who gave him the status in the first place. And if Erhart spotted injustice in any land, he was granted the authority to report it to the empire, and to deal with it on the spot.

A system quite fitting of Lyle, the adventurer turned emperor… that’s what it meant to be a free knight, anyone would believe.

And in all truth, it was a system that directed some envy and irritation at Erhart. Lyle had wanted a reason to hold audiences with Erhart from time to time, so he had given him considerable authority.

Rather than any nobles of questionable standing, Erhart held many more rights and priveledges.

But even to Erhart, come a few years after the formation of the empire, a certain problem resurfaced. Women problems.

The women in his party had begun to reach the later years of marriageable age, and he had to choose just what he was going to do.

So Erhart had consulted with Lyle on the matter. No, to be more precise, Lyle had heard he was troubled, and called him over to the capital.

And after getting some alcohol into his system, he urged Erhart to speak. Using the reason that his friend had come to visit, Lyle who didn’t have to return to the inner palace that day was terribly lively.

As he observed that, Erhart spoke of his troubles with marriage.

Thinking of his party members was the job of the party’s leader Erhart. It was also his own problem, so he turned to Lyle without expecting anything great.

An influential adventurer from everyone’s eyes.

With outstanding ability, and surrounded by beautiful women. There were many who envied him. From the point of view of the one in question, he wanted to cast away his problem-ridden Free Knight status.

As a Free Knight, all the troublesome requests were pushed onto him. What’s more, in all the villages and towns he stopped by, they would recommend him to take their daughters as wives by all means.

He had to fortify his own standing, he thought…

“You’re a strong one, aren’t you? I heard you took down a Land Dragon with ease.”

… The joyful woman Annerinne was a royal princess. The country called Lorphys still faced a pressing matter that there was no one to represent the state.

One of the larger reasons lay in that Annerinne had refused to take the throne. While she had been enthusiastic about Lyle a little while back, at this point, rather than Lyle who was busy with governmental work, Erhart’s rumors were the ones spreading far and wide and garnering her interests.

Erhart spoke.

“No, that is because of my comrades. As long as everyone fulfills their own role, we’ll be able to win against whatever comes before us. It wasn’t by my power alone.”

Erhart sipped his tea with a cool look on his face, but his insides were filled with impatience.

(No matter how you think of it, our statuses are in different fields! What’s more, that bastard Lyle… he’s pushing his troubles onto me again! I never should have consulted with him! Goddessdammit!)

Erhart lamented his own lack of judgement, but he was before a princess. What’s more, Lorphys was a member of the four-nation alliance that had supported Lyle from its early days. While there was a problem that she continued to stay in her princess status forever, her status was worlds apart from Erhart’s.

“Your modesty is also wonderful. The way you carry yourself… I think it’s simply marvelous.”

The way he carried himself… no matter how friendly he was with Emperor Lyle, he still had to drill etiquette into his body for public places, or so Baldoir had said and taught him.

“You think too highly of me. Even I know how unsightly I…”

There, in the space they enjoyed their tea, a single man barged in.

“Pardon my intrusion! Annerinne-sama, it’s been a while.”

He was the prince of a small nation. A country once about as small as Lorphys, but as he was a second son, the prince had wished to be married off.

“Your highness.”

Annerinne’s expression clouded. As Lyle had avoided a marriage with Annerinne, he was a man with whom diplomatic talks had proceeded. Of course, they were just assertively trying to build a market for themselves, and that didn’t change the fact that Lorphys had its aim set on a big-shot like Lyle.

The prince looked at Erhart and scoffed.

“Hmm, with the status of a mere adventurer, you approach the princess… don’t get stuck up just because you’re the emperor’s friend.”

Don’t lay a hand on Annerinne, or so the prince’s behavior seemed to say. Erhart thought.

(This guy… could it be he like princess Annerinne? Huh? Then isn’t this my big chance!?)

Wanting to hand off this ticking time bomb of a woman at once, Erhart stood from his seat.

“It does seem there has been a blunder on my part. Then I shall take my leave. I beg your pardon.”

As he clenched his fist inside, the prince spoke to him.

“It seems you do know your place. Make sure to keep quiet henceforth.”

His high-and-mighty attitude irritated Erhart.

But when he thought of how he could push Annerinne onto him with this, it even made him want to break into a skip. It’s not as if there was any problem with her appearance.

She simply had a strong tendency to dream. Erhart didn’t quite want that sort. What’s more, their statuses were too far apart, and their sense of values too far off.

(Well, this should be fine.)

He thought as he left the stage. He decided he would go off and complain to Lyle.

 

 

 

 

The imperial capital.

As Erhart was called out, he went to complain to Lyle.

“Bastard! You tried to push a bomb of a woman onto me!”

Lyle was in his office, letting a small girl sit on his lap.

“Dude, why is your timing so off? What’s more, it had to be today, in this timeslot… I guess men who’ve got it really are different.”

The once-pure Lyle was nowhere to be found. What was there was the form of a tired father playing with his two-year-old daughter on the office’s sofa.

Seeing the child, Erhart restrained himself a bit as he spoke.

“Well, I did manage to avoid it. Anyways, you told me there was a marriage interview in Lorphys, so there I went, and the one who came out was the royal princess! Of course I’d be surprised!”

Perhaps tired, Lyle held the hands of his daughter as he tried to keep her entertained.

“That sounds nice. Well, she just told me to let her meet the man she got interested in lately, and she never told me to let her marry him, so it doesn’t really matter to me.”

Irritated at Lyle’s lack of surprise, Erhart turned a glance to the little girl on his lap.

“By the way, why is there a small child here? And wait, who’s child is it?”

Lyle looked at Erhart with a straight face.

“… My child.”

“I know that! I’m asking who the mother is! Rather, I get the feeling I’ve seen her somewhere before…”

There, the small girl spoke to Erhart in fumbly words.

“Mewienn. Mwy mommy’s name is Mewieeeeenn. Hmm?”

Lyle averted his eyes from Erhart, covered up his daughter’s eyes, and held her tight. Erhart collapsed at the knees.

“I-I see… it’s natural for Marianne-san to have a child. Right… natural… I-I’m glad she… looks happy… UWAAAAAAH!!”

Seeing the daughter of his first love, a complicated feeling filled his soul. He stood and ran straight out of the office.

Lyle saw off his back as he let out a sigh.

“Why did he have to come at that pinpoint time? Ah, look, she’s come to get you.”

A Valkyrie had come for the girl.

“Princess! Now, return with this Unit Ninety Nine! When I noticed you had disappeared, I thought my heart would stop. Not that I have a heart.”

From how she joked around, it seems she still had some leisure. As his daughter left him, she took the Valkyrie’s hand and left the office.

She had sneaked out of the inner palace and come to Lyle’s place. To Erhart, it was the worst possible time.

In that office that everyone had left, Lyle looked up at the ceiling.

“Now then, what shall I do… Erhart, this isn’t as simple a problem as you think. Do you think he’s noticed yet?”

As he had arbitrarily barged into the office and left on his own, Lyle had been unable to tell him something important. But Lyle soon stood and stretched out his arms.

“Well, so be it. It’ll work out one way or another.”


 

 

Sixth Generation Head (ヽ´ω`): “Lyle’s drifting further and further away. I guess this is fate. Harems really should be kept to dreams. I can see his heart withering away.”

Fifth Generation Head ( ゜д゜): “I get you’re trying to look cool, but yours was your own fault. Lyle’s, well… I guess we hold responsibility for around half of it? But in your case you were completely to blame. Chosing nothing but landmine women!”

Sixth Generation Head’s Wives:

( ゜言゜): “Father-in-law, did you say something about us?”
( ゜言゜): “I never even dreamed my husband was thinking of making a harem. You should praise the fact that I didn’t erase the other two from existence.”
( ゜言゜): “Keep your convenient dreams for when you’re asleep. Now come and face reality, Fiennes.”

Sixth Generation Head (`;ω;´): “Goddessdammit! Everone else’s evaluations rose at the end, but I’m just left aside… someone save me!!”

About Yoraikun

A college student who really should be doing something more productive with his time. Also, he can read a bit of Japanese.
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72 Responses to Intermission: Erhart 1

  1. Tobiichi says:

    Thanks for the chapter

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  2. diPz says:

    UPDATOOOO!!!

    FIRST HEHHEE

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  3. RozenMaiden says:

    Fiennes, none shall save you. Not even author.

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  4. Yunchii says:

    Thanks for the chapter!!!

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  5. Mhaj58 says:

    My ribs hurt and I’m crying

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  6. Vostok says:

    Welp, poor Erhart, he just had to see Marianne’s daughter….

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  7. haruhachama says:

    I was bout to pity that princess when this part appear and she switch gears quickly… Meh /shrugs

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  8. Kudan says:

    Didn’t realy get the end but thanks~

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    • Anon says:

      Erhart failed to notice that he has caught Lorphys’s princess’ eyes.
      Well he should enjoy what little freedom he has left.

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      • zarvii says:

        i kinda pity her too the princess
        the princess longed for heroes and tales i guess
        I think she is still hung up with Lyle
        but since her pursue of him is not going anywhere
        she might aswell go with someone she can reach with cimilar background
        which is pretty common even in the present real life world
        I think that her common personality is one reason makes her not qualified for lyle
        all of Lyles wives have peculars personalities

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  9. goblinrou says:

    Erhart couldn’t handle the ntr

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  10. nihillistkun says:

    i woke up and saw 3 chapter of seven is uploaded
    now i 100% sure that yoraikun is a monster on par with reigokai

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    • Jaypay says:

      Incorrect friend. The proper statement is that that Reigokai is on par with Lord Yorai (not lord). Yorai has been doing this much longer, and has released a few chapters more. Check out the projects page~

      at one point he went on what people(me) thought was a two week break, only to have translated 80 chapters of a new series…..

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  11. rizuki says:

    what a savage NTR, but who care need more cute lyle’s childrens.

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  12. Countrymage says:

    Can’t argue with Fiennes on that one, he was a badass, but he’s been dropping in evaluation since we found out about the running from responsibility, seems he made a habit of it.

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  13. Darkaeluz says:

    What happened to Tanya!? I thought she would also be on Lyle’s harem!!!

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  14. Ponce says:

    Sevens, turning rape and NTR into qualitt humor

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  15. RedKaiser says:

    Now what will happen to erhart… Hur hur

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  16. DarkCry says:

    “Princess! Now, return with this Unit Ninety Nine! When I noticed you had disappeared, I thought my heart would stop. Not that I have a heart.” just like brook yohohoho

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  17. I think Erhart will noticed something foul about that Prince and he sees the princess being in danger in many ways. He will probably save the princess… A man like him who wants to have pure love will definitely not ignore her… even if she’s like that, she’s still a girl and she’s not evil anyway….

    Thanks for the updates brother Yorai~

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  18. CW says:

    Why was she even entered the harem? A joke? Marianne was just a office member. She had no social obligations to marry Lyle. And what is she even doing now? Just birthing kids and staying in the town?

    For a emperor, Lyle isn’t tyrant enough as a ruler. He just a rung dry spokesman for the continent at this point. Rider of Fate Zero would evaluate him lower than Saber.

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    • Yoraikun says:

      By the end of the story, Marianne wasn’t an office worker, she was the leader of the Guild in South Beim. She’s the only one Lyle knows who’s high up enough that there would be any point for the guild to marry her off to him.
      I don’t think you get why Iskandar pitied Saber.

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      • necrosis says:

        for the fate zero reference I think it was because saber despite being a king couldn’t understand her subjects wills to fight for her and just looked at her life as a mistake basically spitting on their sacrifice.

        Also how the hell did alexander the great get changed to iskandar the name was originally skindar the Japanese need to do some damned homework

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        • Atamahead027 says:

          nope you were wrong. Alexander, Iskandar, or Iskander, or Skinder whatever his name is. Has many variation depends on which region it is. Some call him Alexander some call him Iskandar.
          Out of topic tho.

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        • Ryuutobi says:

          Alexander is the name in English while Iskandar is in Arabic. As a comparison, the city of Alexandria in Egypt is alternatively known as Iskandariyah.

          This is the same case with how Kong Fuzi is called Confucius in the west. Similarly, Mengzi is called Mencius, etc. etc.

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        • necrosis says:

          skindar is the Albanian, Macedonian, or Yugoslavian version of his name which is his country of origin in Egypt his name was mistranslated to Alexander and that become famous followed by the iskandar thing basically the name got changed as it traveled through regions but the origins lie in the original country
          oh well few people like to change their understanding of history it took a lot of convincing before I believed it

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        • Ryuutobi says:

          @necrosisIf we follow your logic, then western people have to stop using Confucius to refer to the Chinese philosopher & Confucianism for his teaching. That’s not how they’re spelled & pronounced in Chinese.Similarly, they must stop using name such as Avicena & Averros for medieval moslem scientists Ibn’ Sina & Ibn’ Rusydi. Those western names are too different from their original Arabic names. At least Iskandar was close enough to Skindar mind you.Also, Jesus Christ is incorrect name since it’s derrived from the Latin Iesus Cristus. He’s a jewish man for God’s sake. And his name in Hebrew was Esau Messiah.

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        • And your point? It’s fiction made purely for entertainment for god sake, they’re free to choose the name which more well known to public than obscure ones. It’s a different matter if what you’re discussing about is actual historical document so you want accurate details.

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    • Yuugure Kaoru says:

      Well Marianna is quite a big shot in the guild in South Bern so it’s useful for Lyle.
      And about the fact that “Rider of Fate Zero would evaluate him lower than Saber.”…. well, considering that he slayed a goddess and built an empire who lasted 500 years while Rider died suddenly and didn’t prepare anything or anyone to unify his empire, it became separated and then fell. e would have a lot of gall to dare criticize our majestic flying chicken dickwad.

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    • Enefeaa says:

      Consider the Lyle plot that make use of her that result in she target by guild assassin and cannot stay in original Beim anymore, i think he need to take responsibility some how.
      Plus the guild need to have some representative in harem, so her marry to Lyle is quite good end to her.

      The surprise one is berserker girl that got approved on last minute by 1st gen wife.

      PS. Also do May child will appear in the future ? consider Kirin long live s/he should appear when empire fall.

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    • rennass says:

      I’m pretty sure it’s Fidel kun pull in the string to annoy Lyle.
      Remember in Vera chapter there’s mention about Fidel being happy about something and in epilogue we found Marianne sent to be mistress.
      The surface reason is to secure the connection btw guild and Lyle, the real reason is to irritate his son-in-law.

      About Rider, in first meeting he’d praise Lyle as he learn about Lyle from book that he’s an inspiration to every man to become emperor.
      After talking to the person, Rider probably feel pity on Lyle but still evaluate his better than Saber cos he still know how to enjoy his life.

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  19. Hope the author continues to write these side stories for the rest of his days. One day he’ll think of an amazing plot for this series and start up a true sequel

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  20. Spamking says:

    ouch he really did walk in at a terrible time, but don’t worry Erhart, is seems like your life is about to get worse

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  21. Reaper Phoenix says:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    That last part doesn’t sound good for Erhart.

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  22. Bloom-san says:

    Just the first line got a chuckle out of me. It’s that “this gonna be good” feeling. Chapter left me hanging though.

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  23. sharur says:

    XD I… I’m… dying… ah ha ha haa…

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  24. myuu7 says:

    i really feel bad for erhart on this one.

    the ntr is too strong,

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  25. darkm3d says:

    Thanks for the chapter. =)

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  26. GM_Rusaku says:

    ∧_∧  
    (il´‐ω‐)ヘ Thanks!!
    ∩,,__⌒つっ Nepu!!!

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  27. Thank you for the chapter!
    I guess Erhart is soon going to have to deal with love letters that never stop.
    Speaking of Annerine’s patterns, do you think she is going to permit Erhart running around as free knight or cage him in the palace?
    And did Erhart somehow avoid the landmine of getting assaulted by his harem members?

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  28. Ryuutobi says:

    Don’t lay a hand on Annerinna, or so the prince’s behavior seemed to say. (Annerinne)

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  29. Avarrencus says:

    Lyle NeToRied while
    Erhart got NeToRared

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  30. CJ Carlet says:

    Thanks for the update
    I think the Lorphys Princess set her eyes to Erhart… she indeed not pass the Walt Precept she sick… with love sickness…

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  31. chendu says:

    thanks for all the chapters yoraikun it was a hell of ride (mostly for that poor lyle)

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  32. SmokeyJoe says:

    YES!!! I finally got to see one of Lyle’s children I can die happy!
    Thanks for the chapter!!!

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  33. necrosis says:

    well kind of cute to see her kid but I really want to see novem, aria, and Vera’s kids the most

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  34. Fueee says:

    Thanks for the chapters 😊

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  35. ermahgerd says:

    thanks for all the chapters

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  36. Nordisk says:

    The real hero! hahahahaha

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  37. Barko says:

    I imagine Lyle dies young from exhaustion.

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  39. Kisama says:

    “Mewienn. Mwy mommy’s name is Mewieeeeenn. Hmm?” LOL so cute though!

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  40. berserknexus says:

    Every Valkyrie appearance is pain.

    Marianne’s daughter, wow. Never thought I’d see the day Lyle would have a kid with that guild receptionist he barely knew.

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