Dragoon 50: Brothers, the Boy, and the Fight

In the arena’s noble visitor room, the princesses gazed at Rudel and Fritz, who were facing and speaking to one another. While the princesses were rooting for different people, they were both quite serious. Aileen gripped her hands in front of her chest, while Fina expressionlessly thought…

(Fritz is done for!!! Now get your ass handed to you by master. And it’s getting to be a right pain, so drop my sister’s evaluation of you while you’re at it! We have no calling for a Fritz who isn’t even fluffy!)

Before the serious princesses, the surrounding high knights held conflicted thoughts. While they didn’t let it show on their faces, Aileen’s guards were displeased with the commoner Fritz’ speech and attitude. As their princess loved him dearly, they could never say it.

Fina’s guard Sophina had gotten a better grasp of Fina’s personality lately, and she felt conflicted as well. It was impossible to imagine what Fina was thinking, as she never asserted herself, but there was no way it was anything decent. And seeing Rudel’s serious face as he met eyes with Fritz, Sophina found her face heating up.

The hall had somewhat recovered from its previous stillness, and cheers were beginning to rise.

“Don’t lose to some upperclassman, Fritz!”
“Show him the difference in your ability!”
“Teach him who’s the strongest, Fritz!”

The underclassmen jeered while the upperclassmen hesitated to speak. A majority of the third years recalled their previous selves, growing irritated as they heard jeers directed at Rudel’s class. The second years knew Rudel had beaten Aleist, and they knew even now Rudel got along well with the second princess, so they didn’t know what to say.

“Can you hear these cheers for me? … These are the voices of the world, senpai.”

Before the match began, the two spoke a bit. The ref read the mood, and thinking a little would be alright, he kept quiet.

“By shaping your mana, you can invoke a mock magic sword. And strengthening it further, you use it for defense… I looked into it. So I’ll tell you… I’ve already reached and surpassed you.”

“I see. More importantly, I give thanks in regards to my brother. If it’s like this, it seems Chlust can still get back up.”

Rudel didn’t show much interest in Fritz’ words. But he did have some gratitude when it came to his brother, so he gave some simple thanks. But that attitude irritated Fritz.

And the referee declared the starting sign.

Coincident with that, mana covered Fritz’ body, and a large quantity of it flowed down his sword. At his form as if he was clad in sword and armor of light, the arena raised cries of surprise. At those armaments of magic, the underclassmen were excited as they grew convinced of their victory.

“This is my full power! I didn’t even need to show it to your brother.”

Fritz turned his wood sword to Rudel and cried out. But Rudel held his own sword in his right hand without taking a stance. Let alone a stance, he didn’t even try to flow magic into the wood.

“You plan to make an excuse that you lost because you didn’t get serious? There really is no helping you noble trash… in that case, repent all you want on an infirmary bed!!!”

In an instant, Fritz closed the distance and lowered his sword. But in that same instant, his body was slammed against the ring, Rudel’s right foot resting on his chest. No, trampling into it.

“Then use your full power to endure this.”

Before Fritz could comprehend Rudel’s words, he felt an immense impact through his body. And just as blood spat from his mouth, he lost consciousness.

Seeing the match that ended a few seconds from its start, Luecke and Eunius showed different expressions. Luecke was making a troubled face.

“Hah, it really wasn’t an interesting match at all. He really should think about entertaining the guests some more… The high-level fighters might roar, but like this, I doubt the underclassmen will understand what happened.”

After easily moving his body to avoid Fritz’ haphazard attack, Rudel had used his left hand to grab Fritz’ arm before tripping him up. Rather than falling, Fritz was slammed into the ring, and once Rudel pinned him down with his right foot… he commenced some sort of attack.

It was an attack intense enough to hollow out a round crater centered around the two of them… Fritz spat up blood from his mouth, lost consciousness, and the match was over.

“Interesting… that guy really is the best.”

In contrast, Eunius’ ferocious smile caused Aleist and Chlust sitting to his sides to draw back. While even Eunius didn’t exactly understand what Rudel had done, that last attack was powerful enough for a cold sweat to flow down his spine. The friend he recognized had grown so strong while he wasn’t looking.

“I can’t wait for next year’s second term.”

While Eunius said that and rejoiced, Aleist sitting to his side averted his eyes as he held his head.

(D-dafaq!? I had no idea you could attack like that, and wait, what the hell was that!? The way I’m going, I won’t be able to win against Rudel… what should I…)

Aleist felt depressed that the difference in ability had grown outside of his knowledge. Chlust looked at his brother standing over the ring, before losing consciousness from the relief. As he fell, Izumi stood from her guest seat to support him up.

There were two disguised dragoons mixed in among the crowds. A little dressed up, Lilim and Cattleya weren’t able to hide their surprise at the match between Rudel and Fritz. It was only natural he had grown stronger after he’d fought them, but this was a growth rate you could even call abnormal.

The two of them contained their excitement over Rudel as they turned their eyes towards the noble visitor room. Sending their voices over to their dragons resting on campus, they got their preparations in order.

‘That child of man, no, Rudel won, it seems. Are you happy, contractor?’
‘Like for real!? I only heard the voices, but that was an instakill, right!? Just how freakishly weak was his opponent? What’s more, after asserting his dominance so long in the match before… how uncool!’

They gave bitter smiles at their own dragons’ responses. Lilim’s dragon who would always call her contractor now called Rudel by name. Meanwhile, Cattleya’s dragon had a bad mouth.

“Now then, is the princess alright?”

Cattleya looked between the noble visitor room and Rudel on the ring as she posed Lilim the question. They didn’t particularly expect the princess to take any unreasonable actions, but they were called just in case, so they had to keep cautious.

Atop the ring, Fritz was loaded onto a stretcher as the arena filled with an indescribable air. Those who couldn’t comprehend the sheer difference in ability scattered cries of ‘coward’ and the upperclassmen had begun to boo those ignorant underclassmen.

“Doesn’t look like she’s giving the signal. But I did get to see something nice.”

Looking at the visitor room, Lilim recalled Rudel’s gallant figure as her face flushed red. Cattleya breathed a sigh as she turned to her senior.

“You’re not engaged anymore, you know…”

Over in the noble visitor room, the two dragoons seemed so worried about, a bit of a ruckus was breaking out.

“T-that one didn’t count! I can’t accept a match like that!”

Unable to admit Fritz’ loss, Aileen was raising a protest. But the result showed the unconscious Fritz’ complete loss. It wasn’t a loss through luck or ill fate. It was a complete loss of ability.

“No matter how many times you repeat it, the result won’t change, sister.”
(Of course, it’s impossible for your prince to defeat my master. No matter what you say, master is the man who’ll become my husband in my pursuit of fluffadise… huh? Wait. Then isn’t master a prince as well? How about ‘Sovereign of Fluffadise’? Oh, I like the sound of that!)

Fina’s expressionless, emotionless tone only made Aileen unnecessarily more irritated. As she knew(?) her sister’s peculiar condition, she didn’t stick in her mouth, but she felt great irritation.

“… I definitely won’t forgive him.”

No one could hear Aileen’s mutter. Fina only stared expressionlessly at Rudel on the ring. Yet Aileen’s mutter that even the high knights around her couldn’t hear contained an emotion you could call conflicted.

The third term safely (?) come to and end. Discharged, Chlust had made his way to the academy gates. A carriage from the Arses House had come for him. It’s an embarrassment, so don’t go to the graduation ceremony, his parents had told him, and this carriage was one that would take him straight to the outer regions of the country.

From his loneliness and shamefulness, Chlust was full of anxiety, but even so, a few people had come to see him off. Starting with Luecke and Eunius of the Three Lords, there was Vargas and Basyle, Aleist and Fina surrounded by her guards. But Rudel wasn’t there.

“H-hey, why isn’t the big brother Rudel here? This is too awkward, and I have no idea what to talk about.”

Aleist translated the atmosphere into words, but everyone only averted their eyes without offering any salvation. Everyone around had come thinking Rudel would be there. They had never even considered it might come to this.

Time passed in silent, and being mindful, some did try calling out to Chlust, but the conversations would never last. After such a situation continued a while, Rudel appeared alongside Izumi, a basket in hand. Aleist and those around him felt a bit irritated at the rosy air the two of them let off.

“You’re late, Rudel!”

On Luecke’s voice, Rudel scratched his head and apologized.

“S-sorry. I never thought he’d be going off without a stop at our house. I realized he might grow hungry on his way to the border, so I made some sandwiches in the dining hall.”

Rudel held out the basket. Izumi carried one as well, and she went to hand it to the servants driving the carriage. Rudel’s basket went over to Chlust.

“If Izumi didn’t help me out, it would’ve taken even more time. I’m glad I met her along the way.”

“If he had just told me, I’d have had it ready. Rudel acts on a whim too often.”

Hearing their conversation, why aren’t they going out yet? Some thought. Curse you black haaaaiirrr!!! Thought another.

“I-I don’t mind taking it.”

Chlust still didn’t know how to interact with his brother, and even now he used an abusive tone as he took the basket. Rudel called over to him.

“You better survive, Chlust. Otherwise your dreams’ll never come true.”

Still not knowing what to say, Chlust made off towards the carriage. He had spent the day before thinking up what he wanted to convey, but he couldn’t get it across at all. The surroundings smiled as they looked over those siblings. But where Chlust was headed was the border with the empire, a danger zone rife with monsters.

Perhaps they would never meet again. Everyone thought so, calling over to Chlust and saw off the carriage. Once the carriage had passed through the gate, Chlust leaned his body out the window and cried out.

“T-thank you brother!!!”

Until his brother’s carriage was out of sight, Rudel continued waving his hand.

Noon came around, and once the carriage stopped for a break, Chlust opened the basket and took out a sandwich. There was also a small canteen inside, alongside misshapen sandwiches and some of tidy shape.

“H-hmm. These misshapen ones are definitely the ones my brother made.”

Chlust said as he bit into one.

“H-how terrible… it’s way too salty.”

Biting on in a trance, as Chlust washed it down with the green tea in the canteen, tears were flowing from his eyes.

“Thank you… thank you, Rudel.”

Weeping and eating, he made just a bit of a happy face as he recalled Rudel’s words.

“I’ll survive, and next time I’ll say thank you to your face… I’ll definitely survive…”

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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87 Responses to Dragoon 50: Brothers, the Boy, and the Fight

  1. GM_Rusaku says:

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  2. Vostok says:

    Great bro right there… thx for the chap

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  3. sodemaso says:

    Thx o/

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  4. th3bl4ckf0x says:

    So Fina is still seriously aiming to make Rudel a demi-human harem king?

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  5. Erwin says:

    Thanks for the chapter ~!!!

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  6. I suppose this is how you stomp insects when they become too annoying haha!

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  7. BadJoke says:

    I have mixed feelings about that match, seriously. I find it amusing yet disappointing at the same time then again this is Rudel we’re talking about. He could’ve humiliated and toyed with him more to show the difference in ability but anything outside of being a Dragoon, or getting stronger, or his friends and family, or fighting stronger opponents, it won’t really matter to him. Any insult or mockery or provocation basically falls on deaf ears.

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    • Rasta says:

      But this was so…. satisfying. Fritz, if this was a death match, should have been slowly tortured, but in a normal duel, this is enough. And Rudel’s not the sadistic type.

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      • BadJoke says:

        I know Rudel’s not the sadistic type but still though theirs that disappointment, maybe it’s​ just me since I can’t stand it if my own brother was being humiliated like that and if I have the capability, I would pay that person who humiliated my brother 10-fold just to teach him/her a lesson

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        • sodemaso says:

          just saying, but that’s exactly how Fritz feel you know?

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        • BadJoke says:

          Good point, it’ll just be another case of the strong bullying the weak. The way Fritz is going about it though is way wrong, he has that mentality of generalizing the nobles as snobby arses (pun intended and I’m sorry 😂) not realizing that not everyone of those nobles he hate are all the same. It’s best to keep an open mind but then again what do I know, I’m like Aleist here, who grew up in a world where it’s a relatively safer place full of convenience and have not been subjected to struggles other than exams and all that shiz. Also, I’m just a reader looking at it from a perspective which allows me to have a grander view.

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        • moto says:

          Dude he got his ass handed to him right when he was showing off and saying he was better than rudel with his own technique.

          Then gets stomped by rudel unmana enhanced.

          Thats hella embrassing.

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        • Rasta says:

          Well, that makes sense. I would (attempt to) beat up anyone who dares harm my little sister, so I get where you’re coming from. But if I could get that piece of scum a second sooner out of my sight, I would do so. Besides, if he goes all sadistic, then he’ll be misunderstood again by people who don’t know him.

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        • BadJoke says:

          The misunderstanding part is very true and it will lower his reputation further adding to the list of things he’s infamously known for, not that he really cares though.It would have been awesome to struck fear to everyone who underestimated him but from a rational standpoint, it was the right choice to avoid damaging his reputation further and from a storytellers POV, it wouldn’t be very interesting after that since he’ll be treated with fear that basically no one dares challenge him except for maybe a foolish few and that might as well lead to fewer developments.

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    • sodemaso says:

      if he did what you wanted, how would that make him different from Fritz?

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    • KozuKy says:

      he wouldn’t,he’s not interested at Fritz anymore after all after his actions at the cafeteria.

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    • Zeckzen says:

      You know, its been explained before in the earlier chapter that rudel is impulsive person.
      Especially toward anything that interest him, he will pursue it to the end. But, the momment he lost interest he will abandon it. Like, from the book ‘how to pet dragon’ it require high degree control of mana and physical strenght thus making him train hard both as mage&knight. In Fritz case in the beginning he show some interest in him thus ordering his classmate not to bother with fritz, yet now he lost interest in fritz he didnt care anymore toward his wellbeing making him to instantkill fritz in arena to end that troublesome anoyance quickly and continue his study ‘how to pet dragon’?

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  8. zarvii says:

    at first i was afraid i was petrified kept
    thinking’ i could never live without you by my side

    Thanks for the chapter

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  9. Rasta says:

    Thank you for the chapter! Man, that utter curb stomp was amazing. Rudel should have just toyed with him more, just for the audience’s sake, but this made me much happier than I expected. And I want little clips from the training now. I mean, Aleist was converted by one important event, but Chlust must have progressed slowly by slowly. And now the first 2 assholes are decent people now. Next would be Friz, but I don’t like him right now… I’m sure the only person not redeemable now is Aileen. Sorry Fina, but Izumi’s the one who’s going to marry Rudel.

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    • sodemaso says:

      i am pretty sure everyone (most of us) hated these two character’s you call decent people now, so i don’t think it’s impossible to redeem Aileen especially after this part:

      “Yet Aileen’s mutter that even the high knights around her couldn’t hear contained an emotion you could call conflicted.”

      why would it be “conflicted” think for a bit~~

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      • Rasta says:

        I know that. I never expected Chlust to be redeemed, and Aleist either. It’s just that I want someone to hate. I love it when people are redeemed, but if there’s no condescending jerk who’s the main villain, then it’s not satisfying. Just one villain after another, boasting strength and connections, all being redeemed. That just gets boring. And remember how she switches sides so soon? She used to like Aleist, then Chlust(maybe) then Fritz. She might just be only tossing aside Fritz in her mind. I just want someone to hate Forever until the end.

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    • Dark Jackel says:

      Thanks for the chapter! 😄

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  10. EzCo says:

    Thanks for the chapter, satisfying to see Fritz get what he deserves.

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  11. blahto says:

    Looks like Fritz didn’t see that one coming! xD

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  12. Asf says:

    Rudel might act oblivious, but hes dead set on izumi. Lol.
    Not to mention the house gift in katana form last chapter..
    Seems like all the other girls will fall off the competition one by one with fina being the last boss..

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  13. andi setyoko says:

    thx yaoraikun- sensei ^^

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  14. sodemaso says:

    i hope that these last word’s don’t turn in death flags!!!!

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  15. S4TY4 says:

    Thanks for the chapter

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  16. lygarx says:

    glad to see strong family bonds. it hits me where i live. i get reminded of how important family is, especially after the death of my father this year from cancer.

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  17. MrDodong says:

    Thanks for the chapter!!!
    Is it just me or did Chlust just set up a death flag at the end? I really hope he doesn’t die anytime soon.

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  18. Ayam Jago says:

    “…it’s saltier than the salt of the earth.” Wait, what? Am I misunderstood or… that guy is another isekai?

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  19. Fina says:

    Black-haired girl worst girl

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  20. rasmus1998 says:

    Death flags all of them
    Death flags

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  21. Reginleif2004 says:

    This was a good chapter. Thanks.

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  22. cloudytama says:

    “…And seeing Rudel’s serious face as he met eyes with Fritz, Sophina found her face heating up.”
    – The high knight here starting to fall…xD

    The match kind of…anti-climatic. Rudel just way too strong right now. He didn’t even use his ultimate magic yet. Rudel just simply stomp on Fritz and he already cough up blood.

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  23. alundric says:

    Hmm, I guess it’s mana blast that rudel use against frist. (remember rudel training)
    And by using it at blind range, it’s surprising that frist mana control and nerve didn’t broken. (and crippled)
    Well thats the way to beat up bullies. Simple few attack that almost deadly and have chance to crippling them. As forewarning if they dare to do it again, they’ll be either death or crippled till dead.

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  24. gloom says:

    salt after not so salty defeat. mmh yummy.

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  25. BWard says:

    Thank you for your service

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  26. KozuKy says:

    Sophina,Lilim,and all demi humans Rudel petted flushing up after watching Rudel’s match.

    Despite the death flag i don’t think he would really die off that fast,perhaps since Rudel trained him it would pay off in this matter.

    Thanks for the chapter ^o^

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  27. hezat says:

    Tanks for the chapter yoraikun !!

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  28. Reaper Phoenix says:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    I don’t see why the underclassmen would call Rudel a coward. He waited for Fritz to attack first then counterattacks and it ended in an instant because of their difference in strength.
    And despite Rudel being a noble and Fritz a commoner, it’s Fritz that’s arrogant.

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  29. Franfen says:

    Rudel should do the ‘are you not entertained?’ At the end of the curbstomping there….

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  30. Kasinki says:

    The audience may not realize it, but the one truly suffering is Fritz. There’s no need to torture or attack Fritz – disregarding him and showing how weak he is in his “full power” would definitely hurt him more than any form of torture/prolonged fight can possibly achieve.

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  31. ryllonceras says:

    Lol he didnt even last 5 sec.

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  32. Jhettra says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  33. “You’re not engaged anymore, you know…” <— LOLOLOLOL

    A bit short fight, but quite satisfying! Also thank you yorai sama for consecutive chapters!

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  34. Assisonfire says:

    To the people who are disappointed, pretty sure you guys should know Rudel’s personality by now, a hot headed simple guy that fights for the sake of getting better, and he has lived his life basically with mockery by the people in his house as he try to learn swordsmanship and magic, in his mind fighting Fritz holds nothing in terms to becoming a better fighter, nor does it help him gain anything aside giving his brother a push, now that his brother fought back, Fritz’ purpose was already finished at that point.

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  35. Lewd Anon says:

    That’s exactly what I wanted. Rudel not holding back; just bulldozing it in complete short order. Though it would have been nice if he just stood there reflecting Fritz’s “mightiest” attacks then stomp Fritz into the dust.

    Izumi is clearly going for first place, but here’s hoping Cattalya, Lilim, Fina (and her slave catgirls plus Sophina), and Lilim’s younger sister all also get to ride Rudel’s Dragon. Especially since this is harem R-15.

    More seriously though; I’m wondering if Rudel will end up being granted a new House name, or adopted by the King. It’s pretty clear he’s very strong, on good terms with the other two House successors, and has enough potential wives to not be lacking in having heirs. And as a Dragoon, he’d be able to patrol his land on dragon-back with his kids (and running away from House management to his wives’ dismay). As well, the world has pretty much shifted over to him as the MC, as even Aleist no longer has pure god-mode strength.

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  36. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the new chapter! Glad they have a more brotherly connection now. I expect the poorly made sandwiches are Izumi’s. XD

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  37. smoggythebear says:

    Fina, under that Noh mask of hers is the liveliest of the bunch XD

    Thanks for the chapter 🙂

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  38. Paps says:

    Well at least he repared his relationship with his brother. Hope he survives long enough, the princess as always was a great character, ALL HAIL THE FLUFFYSIDE!!!!!!!!!!

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  39. lil vampire says:

    heres to the fact aileen just triggered a “imma be a villaness now cause your powers are BS”

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  40. Vex says:

    Nice character developement

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  41. A Regular Peasant says:

    Thank you~

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  42. habib1100 says:

    Thanks for doing this chapter! 😇

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  43. What is the cheat script that gives Rudel the power to redem… pretty much everyone.
    Next thing you know Fritz will realise what a self righteous bully he’s been.😜
    But we can still trust in the perversion of Princess Fina in her quest for Fullfadice ! 😻
    Thanks for the chapter

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