20 years had passed when I woke up! ~ The villain's daughter’s thereafter and after that ~ - Chapter 36
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- 20 years had passed when I woke up! ~ The villain's daughter’s thereafter and after that ~
- Chapter 36 - Kanossa’s Humiliation (Part 1)
Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse
A lot of things happened so I rewrote Ch. 36.
Going with that I rewrote the last bit for the last chapter as well. (see below)
Straight after that, an urgent message reached the two of them.
Howl the Third, pointed his sword towards Banan City State, one of the cities in the Multinational Coalition.
“Choose a sacrifice”
The coalition’s war council.
Even though the war hasn’t even started yet, the kings were already fighting over how to split the spoils of the war.
In the middle of the endless council meeting that kept droning on, Howl the Third announced it.
“You bastards want to increase your share of the spoils even by a little bit, right? If you want to cut the cake into bigger pieces, then just have fewer people that can eat the cake.”
Holding the “Holy Sword” in his hands and with its powers, he transformed himself into looking young and beautiful.
Long purple hair that reaches even to his shoulders.
His bangs hide his right eye. The left eye that is shown is giving out rays of light like the sun.
“The ‘Holy Sword’ has the power to eat souls. If we just swallow up 5 counties, then even Fioria can be easily defeated.”
A girl covered in robes announced with a lyrical voice
She was probably in her early 20s.
She gently sat on the armrests of the chair of Howl the Third
The robe has a long slit from her hips all the way to her right foot. She generously showed her slim thighs to everyone.
The figure of her putting her fingers on her lips and talking is extremely seductive
She also has a mole under her left eye, which gives off a decadent color and scent.
Beatrice of the Black Forest
Granted the “Holy Sword” to Howl the Third, and controlled the Coalition from the shadows.
Her lips which are red as blood, weaved cruel words one after another.
If his highness does not win against Fioria, then all of you shall also be in trouble. Therefore, please choose wisely. Which country will become the sacrifice?
There is no way this proposal will get through.
Properly speaking, it should have been met with complete rejection.
“I don’t like it”
“Your country should just be destroyed “
“No, it should be you.”
“I’ve always hated your country, from the very beginning”
“Die” “Die” “Just die”
The kings glared at each other with dark eyes.
If Fioria was here then she would have noticed that this entire conference hall was filled with dark magic.
“Countries with weak kings will surely have weak soldiers. I don`t need to finish the rest, do I?”
As the witch Beatrice spoke those words, the kings all stood up at once.
What began as a terrible battle that washed blood with blood.
A certain republic’s representative raised the chair he was sitting on and threw it at someone next to him.
A certain small country’s king whose territory was threatened by a neighboring king grabbed the neighboring king’s head and smashed it with a big rock.
Furthermore, he stomped on the neighboring king’s head, over and over again.
Finally, 5 losers appeared. Bang, bang. The witch Beatrice clapped her hands together.
“Good work everyone. Very very cool. Good boy good boy.”
A terrible bewitching smiled surfaced on Beatrice’s face as who patted the heads of the survivors.
The kings all had an expression as if they were a child praised by their mother.
“And the 5 losers. It is very unfortunate but please, only hate the fact you are so weak. Howl-sama, please let the “Holy Sword” eat.”
“No, these guys can wait. This is more interesting.”
Howl had a smile that was drunk with power.
“Wait a bit. I am going to make you listen to how I will destroy your countries while I kill you. Hahahahaha”
He laughed with a high pitch, turned his heels, and went outside.
The first country to face him was one of the five defeated countries, Banan City State.
The core territory of the Coalition is in the Holy City of Mirenia.
Belgaria continent’s east side.
On the other hand, Banan City State is on the continent’s west side, facing the sea.
To head towards Banan City State from the Holy City of Mirenia will mean going from the continent’s east to west, through the middle.
It is a distance that would take half a month by carriage but, Howl the Third used his “Holy Sword’s” power and reached Banan in half a day.
“Rejoice, for you will become the foundation of my rule”
Howl the Third raised his “Holy Sword”
The board sword shone brightly with light.
“What is that?”
“Doesn’t it look bad?”
“Isn’t aiming for here!?”
The people who saw Howl the Third instinctively felt danger.
“Run? Where to!?”
“Just run away!”
Banan City State, like its name implies, is not a very big country.
It is a small city-state by the ocean.
It is surrounded by strong walls on all sides but it is completely defenseless from aerial attacks.
Everyone fell into a panic.
Howl the Third raised a sadistic smile.
Even right now the “Holy Sword” has huge destructive power.
In a city-state like Banan, even one strike can evaporate the entire country.
Therefore, there is nowhere to run.
“Banishment!” (Papal Thunderbolt)
He finally swung his sword down.
The board sword released extreme heat and light.
A golden light of destruction burnt the city along with its inhabitants to nothing, killing over ten thousand people.
It was supposed to…
“That was late. I accidentally got here a bit early so it was really boring.”
The light of the “Holy Sword” disappeared before reaching the ground.
It was absorbed.
By another “Holy Sword”, Soul Youthtitia.
“You bastard, why, are you here!”
Howl yelled out angrily.
“Please don’t look down on our information network. We can tell to a certain extent what your movements are.”
“But, Banan City State is part of the Coalition, it’s your enemy.”
“That’s true… But it is a country that I will rule over one day.”
“When I think about what happens after the war, I want to keep it undamaged if possible.”
“Oracle!” (Glowing Wings of the Heavens)
Fioria sprouted wings out of her back.
A storm raged.
Riding on that storm and spreading her wings, she came up close to Howl.
“Well, please have a look, just how powerful can a “Holy Sword” be?”
The two swords clashed violently.
At that moment a bright light flashed, releasing hot air and a strong gale.
Banan city’s people gulped and looked at the battle.
“Who is that woman?”
“I’ve seen her before. That’s Fioria de Florence!”
“But she’s fighting our King Tristan, isn’t she?”
“Normally you won’t help your enemies”
“Fioria is apparently called the Goddess of Gold”
“That’s just a nickname right?”
“It might be real though. Look she’s got wings”
“Then who the heck is the other guy”
“The enemy of a goddess, won’t it be the devil?”
The transformed figure of Howl the Third was not really shown to people. So the people did not recognize the man as the Pope Howl the Third.
“Go away, devil!”
“How dare you try to kill us!”
“Goddess! Fight on!”
Could it be that the people’s cheers became a support for the goddess? The situation began to tip in Fioria’s favor.
Howl the Third spat out bitterly.
“I am the Pope! The one chosen by the “Holy Sword”. To even dare say I am the devil!”
“No matter how you think about it, you bought this upon yourself. Look, your hands are in a mess”
With her sword hand, she overwhelmed Howl.
But even then, Howl lived, due to the special ability of his “Holy Sword”, granting him immortality.
“If it’s come to this!”
Howl repositioned himself.
And then he rushed towards the ground.
“First I will kill all these fools, let them feed my sword”
“Do you think I will let you do that?”
Even leaving out speed, Howl the Third is clearly inferior to Fioria.
Having been kicked in the sides by Fioria, he was thrown into the air while spinning.
“If it’s just a sword fight then we won’t be able to settle who’s better. I can’t get ordinary people involved in this, let’s change locations.”
Again, the two clashed.
But only this time, the attacking side is overwhelming Fioria.
Because she is in the air, she can change into any shape and form and attack from all 3 axis.
Howl could only focus on defending himself and slowly got pushed back by Fioria.
Situationally and physically.
The battlefield was slowly moving.
From the skies of Banan to southeast.
This battle was seen by many people from the Coalition
It was a sight just like from the myths.
The golden goddess and the purple-haired devil.
This, as a theme for art, will fascinate many artists to come.
“Now that we are here, I can go all out.”
Fioria slowed down her attacks.
“You bastard! I will not lose! At the very least not to you! Don’t look down on me, you little girl!”
The “Holy Sword” gathered heat and light.
Without releasing the power, in fact, as if the power was being compressed into the sword, he attacked.
Fioria smiled, thinking it could get interesting.
“Judgement!” (Judgement of the Thunder Emperor)
This is advanced light magic.
The thunder that fell from the sky struck Howl the Third.
“Just this level of magic…!”
But he withstood the attack.
Due to the immortality granted by the “Holy Sword”, he rushed straight for Fioria.
“Why! Why! Why have you resurrected now! If only you weren’t here. I would have lived peacefully as the Pope. And yet why do you get in my way! Do you have a grudge against me?”
“Your peace is corruption and bribery, which is all stolen from your believers, right?”
“What’s wrong with that? It is my right as the Pope is it not? My predecessor Marcus was the same!”
“Your words just now, it shows how corrupted the Monado church has become. Your predecessor did it so it is also ok for you to do it. The fact that that kind of logic even works shows the necessity of a new church.”
“Shut up, girl! Don’t talk back to a man, you are just a girl.”
“You don’t have anything that you worked hard for, so when you are pushed to the brink, you grasp onto the things you were born with. Like, gender, you are the definition of incompetent.”
And then the two went into melee range.
Fioria slashed her sword, Soul Youthtitia.
From upper right to lower left, a slash as beautiful as the shooting stars.
If it was normal, it would’ve slashed Howl the Third into two.
A miracle happened.
In the battle thus far, even just a little Howl has recognized Fioria’s sword as a danger.
Sacrificing his left hand, he parried the slash.
At the same time, he put all his power into his right hand and hit back with his “Holy Sword”.
The golden sword hit Fioria’s small neck.
The compressed heat and light, in that one moment, blew up like a supernova.
Once again, a new crator was born on the Kanossa plains.
The heat of the explosion burnt the heavens and earth.
And in the middle of it all…
“Still not good enough”
To Howl the Third, this was an attack that took everything for him.
But even then, he could not even cut one slice of the skin or even one piece of hair.
“The Holy Sword will achieve its true powers once it has eaten souls right? Then why do you not give up your own life?”
The jade pupils looked at Howl the Third.
It was a gaze that was criticizing him.
His voice became hoarse.
His hands, feet were shaking.
His will to fight dropped to nothing.
His face pale, as if he was consumed by fear.
“You weren’t serious enough.”
Fioria whispered and grabbed the “Holy Sword” on her neck.
“After forming the Coalition, why have you just sat and watched until now? Because of that, Shaldone of Verona was able to attack the Kingdom of Tristan with his sole judgment, isn’t it? You don’t even need to say it and I get it. It was more fun to make every king follow your orders, and put yourself in charge. And when you were bored with that, you made your move. Rather than doing something about me, you rather prioritize your petty pride. And that’s why you ended up in this unsightly end.”
Huge cracks appeared on the “Holy Sword”
“S-stop! Stop it, please…”
Howl the Third begged.
Right now he owes his existence to the “Holy Sword”.
It is because he is the wielder of the “Holy Sword” that he holds the top position in the Coalition.
If he were to lose his sword, then what will happen?
“Please, I beg you. Let go of me”
“That’s got nothing to do with me”
Fioria put even more power into herself.
“For the new church, we can just get a new “Holy Sword”. Let’s make relics of the ancient leave the stage”
And so, Howl the Third fell into despair.
The “Holy Sword” shattered into a million pieces.