Dragoon 17: The Boy and the Rechallenge

 

The long break over, Rudel returned to the academy with heavy heart. The only thing occupying his mind was the active dragoon’s words to give up… Rudel only grew darker. Not in the boys’ dorm cafeteria, but the school building cafeteria that remained open during the break, Rudel sat and thought.

The ones worrying over him were Izumi and Basyle. Izumi was purely worried… Basyle heard the talks of engagement and wondered if she should just go get the mistress position to take a load off her future. She was full of impure motives…

But Rudel…

“Aah, do you think Cattleya-sama and Lilim-sama hate me?”

The point of his worries was a little off. Right, Rudel… from Cattleya and Lilim’s attitude and tone,

‘Don’t get near me!’

He was sure they were trying to say. From Rudel’s point of view, it was as if every member of his favorite idol group had come to hate him…

“After I become a dragoon, how am I supposed to look them in the eye? What am I supposed to say to them!?”

The two of them looked over Rudel with worry…

Regardless of his worries, the second term started as a matter of course…

“We will now hold the countermeasure meeting for this time’s excursion!”

A countermeasure meeting towards the goal set up last year of getting first place was energetically opened. Headed by Rudel in the classroom after school.

“Just as with last time, all groups share the same starting point, but the course differs by class. And the first years of the fundamental curriculum are taking part as well… this time, there are many talents among the first years! On top of that, the princess’ class contains guards who have trained from a young age to protect her! I have no choice but to say first place will be difficult under these circumstances.”

In the documents handed out to everyone, Rudel noted the comprehensive evaluation he had Basyle collect of each class. On top of that, the necessary tools for the forest, the unneeded goods… it was all written in great detail.

“And what we need to be wary of this time is Aleist’s class. Despite being first years, they managed to eat into the top ranks last time… with that in mind, the average distance we have to traverse per day is…”

As the explanations ran on, everyone listened in all seriousness. The all wanted to clear the humiliation they suffered the year before… it united them. In that regard, Rudel gave thanks to Aleist’s classes provocations. Having an opponent to beat made for a splendid goal.

Lowering their loads, gathering the tools they never assembled last year, and confirming over the course with everyone… Rudel’s class steadily got its preparations in order.

Aleist’s class had reached the goal with a high ranking last time, so they were filled with optimism. And if there weren’t any upperclassmen, they even thought it natural they reach first place.

As Luecke Halbades and Eunius Diade’s classes were solidified with nobles, they were at a disadvantage… Rudel’s class withdrew last year, and they were out of the question! But Aleist’s class could utilize Aleist’s inexhaustible magic to conquer the forest without issue.

The result was clear before it even began.

“Hey, Aleist… looks like this’ll be another easy victory!”

One of his classmates said it as he pat Aleist on the shoulder. He wanted to use something to strengthen his bond with Aleist, but Aleist himself saw him as no more than an acquaintance.

“Yeah, that’s right. If there’s anyone we have to worry about, it would be the princess’ class, perhaps?”

“Why’s that? The princess’ class is also mainly nobles, so doesn’t that put them at a disadvantage?”

“… The princess has guards posted among her classmates. What’s more, they’re incredibly skilled… do you think those folks would let the princess receive a rank that would embarrass her?”

After thinking a while, the classmate spoke simply,

“You think they’ll move some hands in the background?”

Aleist sighed… if they did that, then some would grow discomfort towards the princess, so it probably wasn’t going down… but that wasn’t completely wrong. The academy definitely couldn’t anger royalty, and in this event, the princess’ safety was the first priority. Even if it was a little unfair, they’d secure her safety, if nothing else.

“Even if they don’t do that, they’ll get into the top ranks.”

Aleist ended the conversation… but these days, Aleist had grown especially panicked. The events not going as he wanted was one thing, but Rudel was way too proficient to an abnormal level.

He thought it was because he had grown far stronger than the original protagonist, and it was creating an influence within Rudel. But that wouldn’t explain his personality. The younger brother Chlust was supposed to be decent, but he received disciplinary action in his first term.

Originally, Rudel was scheduled to cause a problem…

Within his head, the fact the story wasn’t moving in its set direction was making him anxious. Right around now, he was supposed to be busy with all the romance events! … he thought.

Millia and Izumi and Princess Fina… Aleist thought over numerous characters…

It was the forest the academy used in last year’s event… there, a few dozen specialists were conducting an investigation. Last year, an archduke’s son faced an attack from an impossible monster.

The princess was to take part this time, so an investigation was conducted to give the final say. To conclude, there were no problems at all… the specialists didn’t see anything wrong with their examination results.

“Even so… did that monster in the reports really exist? I get the feeling the monsters are a little restless, but… I can’t really make heads or tails of it.”

As one of the specialists pondered over it, a bad-mouthed specialist spoke.

“Perhaps it’s the excuse of an archduke’s idiot son… it’s a right bother. There are plenty of guards who’ll get their stories straight if you sent a bit of money around. The fact the monsters are restless is because a certain idiot noble made a mess of the forest!”

As they spoke, the investigation team left the forest. On the report, they wrote, ‘No Issue,’ even sarcastically noting the important points to remember in a forest.

But…

“GYAAAAARH!!!”

With black body and a white crest, a large bird descended onto the forest. Its form was abnormal… it boasted a number of eyes, four wings and four feet… at this point, it couldn’t even be called a bird. But if it flew, its silhouette was fowl enough. So seeing it from a distance, the specialists didn’t think anything particularly strange of it.

In its beak, perhaps captured in the forest… it held a large, deer-like monster. That black, grotesque monster flung it straight up, and the deer danced through the air.

… And as it fell, the monster swallowed it whole. While it didn’t bite it within its mouth, some part of it s body had to be chewing, as a crunching sound resounded through the woods.

Before their second attempt, their preparations all complete, Rudel and his classmates did a final check on the academy grounds. Bags, medicine, and weapons… they felt a slight difference in zeal from those around, but even so the class thought of nothing but fulfilling this time’s objective.

“I hope this year ends without issue.”

On Izumi’s question, Rudel left a moment of silence before answering.

“… Right.”

Perplexed over that vague answer, Izumi followed Rudel’s eyes. On the meeting grounds, the classes of nobles sluggishly coming in… and there, she could see Aleist’s class. But their attire was the same as last year, some may say their equipment had even declined.

Rudel felt just a little anger at the fact Aleist wasn’t taking this seriously. But his class… he turned his attention off the fact he wasn’t even being taken into consideration. For now, he just had to focus on his goal…

Izumi… and another watched Rudel suddenly turned serious. The one sending an expressionless look of admiration was the second princess Fina.

(Master looks kinda cool!! You think he’ll capture some fluffies in the forest… those killer rabbits are simply the cutest!!! Those guards never read the mood, and kill them in an instant! … Hah, I need to replenish my cuddle meter.)

As the princess looked around, she spotted Mii’s commoner class. Seeing Mii reservedly wave her hand, the princess…

(My little kitten!!! Hah, hah… you’re cute as ever today… once we get back to the academy, I won’t let you get away!)

Expressionlessly waved back.

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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68 Responses to Dragoon 17: The Boy and the Rechallenge

  1. kfahad says:

    Not updated here, but is this the new project of yoraikun?
    Or is this just a teaser?

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  2. Thanks for the chapter !

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  3. anon says:

    thanks for the chapter

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  4. ftxnexus says:

    Illustrations. I need illustrations now!!! Not necessarily for this chapter, but there have been some note worthy scenes :3

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  5. Just speculation, if this novel from same author of seven are we have some tragedy where mc exile from His country and even sided with empire to crush his own contry, sory just curious

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  6. zanderkoala says:

    Both the Princess and Rudel are precious cinnamon buns and must be protected at all costs!

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  7. Darkaeluz says:

    Thanks Yorai-san! you really have a talent to find gems to translate!

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  8. Jhettra says:

    Thanks for the chapters!

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  9. Reginleif2004 says:

    What on Earth are you eating these days. This is an insane amount of chapters done (even if they aren’t super long) in a very short amount of time. Thanks for the hard work.

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    • Hoeru says:

      A more important question is, what assignments are on Yorai’s plate at the moment? The chapter quantity tells me it should be a ver important one. 😀

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  10. katanng13 says:

    Thank you for the chapters!!!

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  11. dragonmark says:

    I went and read ahead of the translation after a few chapter. I really liked the novel so far. And Princess Fina is absolutely the best.

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  12. Tabeleta says:

    Why did I even got worried for!? For some reason I forgot that Rudel is an idiot.

    Would the ‘protagonist’ Aleist raise flags if he tried to do what other game world reincarnation protagonists do? Trying to break all those troublesome flags and live a laid-back life?

    And the princess, isn’t her madness getting even stronger even though she can cuddle a cat eared oppai loli all the time? it’s amazing that she didn’t do a Lupin Dive on that loli yet, or that she asked Rudel to become her master while doing a dogeza

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    • moto says:

      I don’t think so because what hes doing is just waiting which is similiar to avoiding the capture targets. Rudel would still trigger their flags because he’s stopping whatever their problems were in the first place.

      The protag really has no luck because none of the girls have no problem for him to solve and to make it worse, he not even attempting to make contact with them.

      If it wasn’t for the fact that she couldn’t display emotion. I’m pretty sure she would’ve done half of that.

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    • Neko MK2 says:

      That protagonist boy just waiting for event to happen without doing anything and also since rudel just to different from original all his prior knowledge became useless, the only one who somehow stay as original (?) Might be that red haired dragoon also seriously is he that thick head ? When that Elf Dragoon saying something about how he must give up it’s not because she hate him but tell him to get the work done as feudal Lord not as Knight

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    • ahmadmahd says:

      Yeah give me back my worry author!!!!

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  13. sodemaso says:

    Thx for the chapter o/

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  14. RePhantom says:

    cuddle energy FULL POWAAAA (a certain killer rabbit hmm a white rabbit with red lines species: Kick Rabbit and is named Inaba-tan maybe?)

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  15. Kryto says:

    Lmao the princess is quite the little maniac huh. Behind that kuudere exterior lies the heart of a moffumofu connoisseur. If Aleist’s carelessness doesn’t screw things up for him I’ll be disappointed! Go Rudel, seize your chance!

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  16. cloudytama says:

    Damn Rudel, I just worried for nothing. I thought he worried whether he can be a dragoon or not, but he worried whether the dragoon he admired hate him or not.

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  17. goblinrou says:

    “silhouette was fowl enough”

    What a foul fowl

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  18. regnasirzech says:

    Well im just waiting here for them next update

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  19. regnasirzech says:

    Yea im a damn nocturnal

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  20. roro-kun says:

    Hahaha i like the story hope he gets all of the heroines just like mr. Lyle hahaha

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  21. GM_Rusaku says:

    。   ∧,,∧
      (´・ω・)Thank!!
      [(っ⌒/⌒o Nepu!!!
      |\ ⌒”⌒ ∧,,∧ …zzZZ
      || || ̄ (´-ω-)
         || .[.(っ⌒/⌒o
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  22. I wonder if that princess is related to a certain walt…

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  23. Dark Jackel says:

    That princess… 😅

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  24. Waaaaha~ 17 straight chapters all at once! This must be a new record!

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  25. Susu says:

    Thanks for the chapters

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  26. Liking this so far, but… guess those last three chapters of Sevens aren’t getting translated anytime soon huh

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  27. framee says:

    Thank you for the chapter!!
    Zu’u kogaan hi dii Thur

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  28. Pyro says:

    Many thanks for the new series sir 🙂 LoL yes I just saw this one pop up & read all 17 chapters so far today.

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  29. Erwin says:

    Thanks for the chapter!~!!!

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  30. Cutey bell says:

    Awsome more please

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  31. nansty says:

    I just found this novel and frankly I love it! Thank you for translating it

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  32. Ryuutobi says:

    Rudel sat ant thought. (and)

    The princes was to take part this time, (princess)

    a large bird descended onto the first. (forest)

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  33. Kasinki says:

    Man I feel so stupid to worry about Rudel giving up his dragoon dream, haha
    Thank you for the releases~

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  34. Lewd Anon says:

    Rudel is a living lodestone. Or maybe a black hole. Everyone just gravitates towards him, but he himself is oblivious to much of the finer details. At least he isn’t quite shy about sex; he himself, understood he had a strong attraction to the other side early in his first year, though only his desire for a Dragoon post has him remaining abstinent (why have sex with interested and willing females when he has more training to do? XD).

    It’s pretty hilarious though rather than frustrating, considering that it subverts some tropes and uses others uniquely.

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  35. Thank for the chapter!

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  36. jpbestgame says:

    All hail yorai…..
    Will wait until yorai finish tl all of them……

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  37. jpbestgame says:

    All hail yorai…..
    Will wait until yorai finish tl all of them……

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  38. sukattomicka says:

    I like this Princess Fina 🙂

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  39. cactuar0 says:

    We will not hold the countermeasure meeting

    Should this be ‘now’ instead of ‘not’?

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  40. habib1100 says:

    Thanks for doing this chapter! 😆

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