Genjitsushugi Yuusha no Oukokusaikenki

Chapter 5 – As The Lord: After

After the judging was over, Soma, Aisha, and I returned together to the government office. Along the way, Soma suddenly staggered.

“Soma!”
“Your Highness!”

Aisha and I went to steady him, but Soma leaned his hand on the wall and said, “I’m alright, just a little unsteady,” while stopping us with his free hand.

“But …”
“I’m fine. … please let me be alone for a while”

With that he went alone inside the government office. I peeked at his expression as he did, he was pale. He was obviously in bad shape. Left behind there, I talked to Aisha who was in the same situation.

“He was firm and resolute until just now … what happened?”
“I don’t know, … but”
“but?”
“He looks like a young warrior back from his first battle. His first … killing”
“Which means … the fact that he killed the twelve nobles was weighing on him somehow?”

But that was something Soma did out of his own consideration, right? Then there was no need to regret. Also, Soma killed Gaius VIII of the Principality of Amidonia before. They weren’t his first kills. But when I pointed it out…

“This is just a guess, but with Gaius it was kill or be killed. However, in the twelve nobles’ case, there was no direct threat to His Highness’ life. Even though it was harmful to let them live, he must be continually arguing with himself whether or not his judgement to kill them was right.

Aisha said so as she watched the government office door in worry. … that’s right, I think Aisha’s correct. I heard the world Soma came from was peaceful. It was probably because he came from such a world that Soma hated things that would bring about death. That said, he wasn’t so optimistic as to think that things will be resolved without a single casualty. That was why the policies Soma took always try to bring about the most results with the least sacrifices.

That was something the ruler of a country would naturally be prepared to do. However, Soma’s own heart was probably not so bold as to allow more than the least amount of sacrifices.

“Say Aisha. How do you deal with a warrior like that?”
“Right … we make them forget, or maybe their superiors or seniors would invite them to drink or maybe play with women. These things … are things that you’d compromise on after some time”

Drink, or maybe ….

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The trial started in the afternoon. It’s turned completely dark now. I didn’t light any fire, and in the darkness of the government office I laid on the bed on my lonesome. There was a mountain of things I must do, but I told Hakuya in advance to let me skip on them just for today. I wanted to fall asleep, but contrary to that wish, my head was still clear.

When I tried working my head, the question of whether my earlier decision was correct or not popped into mind. I consider the execution of the twelve nobles was correct in the long term. Had I let them live, they would’ve hurt someone with a disaster they sowed, and I would surely regret it. Well, that’s what I desperately told my own heart so I don’t come to regret having killed them right now …

[Do all the cruelty in one go]
[The prince need not mind the blame of ruthlessness]
[To prevent falling to ruin, choose the path of war]
[Once you have fallen to ruin, it will be too late to regret what you should have done back then]

Machiavelli’s words replayed in my head. I was only searching for excuses, but if I was going to regret it either way, I should take the choice that kept those important to me from harm. I should’ve resolved myself when I made that decision, but that fact only made me more bitter at my wavering heart.

At that time, the entrance door suddenly opened. I moved my head to see, and there was Liscia and Aisha standing there.

Half-naked.

They were only wearing two pieces of hand-towel-sized cloth each. One was wrapped around their hips, the other around their chests like a tube top. Though the open door allowed light from the corridor in, the room was still too dark to make out the looks on their faces. That said, their body lines emphasized by the light’s shadow was very suggestive. Though Aisha’s body height and nice lines were outstanding, Liscia had her own well-proportioned beauty. … honestly, if I weren’t down on the dumps right now, I would’ve lost all powers of reason and jumped them.

“… what are you trying to pull”

A chilling tone that surprised even myself. Shit, what am I saying. This is just me venting out isn’t it? I reworded myself in as calm a tone as I could manage.

“I thought I told you to let me be?”
“We can’t possibly leave you alone looking like that, no?”

Without minding it, Liscia sat down on the bed where I was laying down. Aisha also excused herself and sat herself down on the other side from Liscia. Whichever way I turned my head, there was a pretty girl’s ass waiting there. I had only the choice of covering my eyes with my arm and look up.

“What’s all this about … what do you want …”
“That’s … um … we wanted to make you, uh, forget …”
“Huh?”
“ANYWAY! You can do, anything you like with us, so”
“Anyhow, this is the first tim doing this for us, so we’ll be in your care, Your Highness!”
“What are you on about Aisha. I’m … not in the mood for that right now”
“Uuuhh, maybe we should’ve brought miss Juna along too”

Well, Juna’s busy with the transfer from the Navy to us right now. Haah … whatever, they did this because they were worried about me. While I was thinking that, Liscia timidly asked.

“Um, Soma …”
“What is it?”
“… It’s cold, so can we get in the blanket?”

So they’re cold … it’s going to be winter soon, after all. They’d sure be cold in that getup. Actually, they could’ve gone in with clothes, right? Anyway, I ushered the two into the blanket. It’s a single bed with not a lot of space for the three of us, so the two of them naturally were glued close to me. Not going crazy being sandwiched by two half-naked beauties only showed how far I’ve fallen into depression.

“Phew. It’s warm”
“It is, huh. I feel like I can fall asleep just like this”
“This is my room and also the government office, though …”

But well … it sure is warm. I felt my unease gradually dissolve into nothing. Human warmth is great, huh. My heart felt lighter just by having someone right by my side. I can actually feel being protected. I can actually feel wanting to protect. I … can still go on.

“Both of you”
“Hm?”
“What is it?”
“Thank you”

I then fell into sleep.

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One month later came news that “The Principality of Amidonia is in Revolt”.

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98 thoughts on “Chapter 5 – As The Lord: After

  1. Messenger: Milord, the Amidonians are revolting!

    Haku: I know, they make me want to puke sometimes

    Messenger: No, I mean, they’re overthrowing their leadership!

    1. It’s the sister, huh?

      That sly kansai girl….it HAS to be her, or the capital itself…both are plausible.

      One by Souma’s seeds (btw, is it Soma or Souma…lengthened vowels are tough to spot without the original spelling)
      And the other by that sly princess…

      Either way, THANKS!!!!

      (…Here’s hoping for more Ore no Osananajimi too, no rush though)

      1. yup for some reason i think that kansai girl will become souma’s harem.
        and maybe its more like souma intend to incit van but still don’t know about kansai girl’s whereabout while that kansai girl (the princess) from very beginning intend to let souma rule the aminodian by using her merchant acquintance (since she is really love money) to incit amidonian citizen and if souma marry her then souma could easily stabilize and convince aminodian citizen thoroughly.

      2. Both Soma and Souma are acceptable to me, since i see either as just a preference.

      3. WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO CHAPTER 1 OF THIS NOVEL

      4. Nah, even without the sister do anything it will revolt, when people taste freedom they will seek more…
        Like our past history

      5. The revolt is probably started by the seeds Souma sowed before he left. Of course the sister knew this was going to happen, so she probably not only got involved but likely took full advantage.
        So rather than a revolt, a coup d’etat?

      6. Well, you remember the “note” that Hakuya found in one of the books he got as collateral right?

        We already know knasai girl and her friend were in Van…so, I get the feeling that while Souma’s seeds certainly played a hand in it…the Amidonian princess already said that she won’t let him go that easily.

        She’s clever so making the best use of those seeds, the current post war situation and Julius’ incompetence wouldn’t be that hard.

        Also…”Kagetora” HAS to be “him” right?…There’s no way it couldn’t be…not after the way things played out.

        Also, I was curious about his name because vowels work a little different in Japanes, plus it’s his family name so it was both linguistic curiosity and because I’m studying Japanese(independently).

        Well, I’m assuming it’s rendered in katakana and not kanji here since it’s used as his given name..anyway, because of that, [ソマ] and [ソウマ] would sound different to me…of course, in English that distinction is kinda lost so calling it preference isn’t wrong.

        Just curious and a touch particular for my own peace of mind…I don’t meany offense.

      7. Yeah..it got licenced.

        Is that kinda “members only” pay to read online only kinda deal, or is there gonna be a legit book release that I can buy?

        The former is bullshit but the latter I’ll support.

        I have mixed feelings here.

      8. Even if it’s licensed you can still find it quite easy as a pdf/google doc. Just need a quick googling for that.

        Just saying

      1. No I think it’s more of Soma’s plan. I don’t think he was going to leave that city he took that easily.
        I think the reason why he showed those people freedom is so that they know they have more to win by siding with him. I think this is the loophole of I-don’t-what-it-is-called (the rules the Great Empire has decided). If the people revolt and want help, I think Soma could help.

        Ah but the last line says the Principality, in it’s entirety, has revolted. I doubt this is his job. So maybe it’s the Kansai girl. She may have done some ground job (behind the scene) to make all city revolt.

    2. THE PEOPEL OF AMIDONIANS DON`T LIEK THAT HITLER PRINCE TAKING Away their TELEVISION PROGRAMS

    3. THE PEOPEL REVOLT BECAUSE THAT QAS PRINCE TAKE AWAY THEIR TELEVISION PROGRAM

      1. Oh so THAT’s what it was. I knew I recognise it the moment someone told me…..
        Thanks Some Guy.

    4. YEAAAAHHHHH Finally u showed up Larvyde!!
      I was worried if u fell into depression because j-club suddenly took this projects from u and Yukkuri.. turns out that isnt the case. SUPER COOL!! and two releases to boot it up.
      Hey, thanks so much for ur works like before.. I really love this novel

  2. Thanks! Btw there’s a spelling mistake: “this is the first tim doing this for us”.

      1. It’s supposedly liscensed but That doesn’t mean all the options (technical legal term) are all bought up considering it’s a web novel where the original are still up.

        Also jnovel club doesn’t look legit to me, and it’s slow even for a prem member.

  3. Souma, you ruthless. You know from the start Vaan citizen gonna revolt soon after Gallius took that city back. And since Vaan citizens is not Kingdom to begin with, he won’t even care how many will die in the revolt.

    Truly a ruthless king

    1. Preach brotha!

      Im also including all the translator out there, many of them work long hour and university while bringin us TL

    1. Actually….that’s possible.

      According to the Humanity Declaration…national borders can’t be changed by “outside” military intervention, like you can’t invade, but…nothing is written concerning the cases of internal dusputes(like civil wars or some such) OR negotiating the “peaceful” transition of power.

      Since there’s plenty of precedent in our own history, Souma likely knew it was a very likely reality…plus He and Hakuya were aware of the Amidonian Princess AND sowed the seeds for similar scenarios with Van.

      He’s one scary bastard applying that real world knowledge, and he’s got Hakuya and a working intelligence division now.

      1. As people point out, the Human Declaration is actually the Helsinki Accord, which according to Wikipedia, ” [Instead, the Helsinki Accords] gradually became a manifesto of the dissident and liberal movement’… What this meant was that the people who lived under these systems — at least the more courageous — could claim official permission to say what they thought.” And “All the satellites of the Soviets with the possible exception of the Bulgarians want to break the shackles of the Warsaw Treaty, but they cannot. Then their only hope is that which the Helsinki document allows them, that is, to strengthen their friendship with the United States of America and the West, to seek investments from them in the form of credits and imports of their technology without any restrictions… and the Warsaw Treaty will remain an empty egg-shell.” This is what Soma meant about its weakness

    2. THAT STUPID PRINCESS TOOK AWAY THEIR TELEVISION PROGRAMS AND NOW THE PEOPEL HATE THE RULER WEAK KING

  4. thanks for the chapter XD
    hahahahaha……. can’t wait to see the reaction of julius XD
    bet the little sister will finally show up XD

    1. In Souma’s case…it’s several great women and a scheming black clothed right hand man.

  5. True, ruthless, but you dont go and fight for the sake of others if that put in danger the ones you care, from a realistic point of view of course, maybe an OP chara could do so nonchalantly for example Ainz could just kill a bunch of bandits and the spam a bunch of death knights and said to the empire “No”, satou will just SPAM a ton of golems that may not kill any single soldier but just for the sheer number try to destroy all of them would be like use a bucket to take away all the water in an ocean

      1. I’m equally confused. I just picked the first Youtube result Google search got me. Seems the copyright police are watching this comment section very carefully. O_O

        In any case, the link was supposed to be to “You’ll Be Back” by Jonathan Groff, from the Hamilton musical.

  6. Well that was quite fast though we already expected it. Since people experienced the thing called freedom(any kind), once they lost it they(normal citizens) will start to question whether it’s right to receive treatment like that so……
    Thanks for the chaps~

  7. Thanks for the chapers.

    “Anyhow, this is the first tim doing this for us…” I think you missed onesingle letter in the word “time” here.)

  8. Van peoples are hungry because Julius mismanage taxes and budget to fund his army.
    When they demand food, Julius says: “Let the eat cakes.”
    Thus, revolution…

    1. THAT IDIOT JULIUS TOOK AWAY PEOPEL TELEVISION PROGRAMS
      THAT PISS PEOPEL OFF

  9. Soma is now harvesting his crops in van,hahahaha

    And now he got a working intelligence and espionage agency,next only special forces for infiltration,sabotage and subversion and he’s set to conquer the world through “peaceful” means
    Ehehe

    1. No, he is going to give “freedom” all around the world, with intelligence agencies and special forces wile developing the strongest economy among all the other countries, hmmm…. sound god to me

  10. At lassttt…..thank you thank you thamk you thank you thank youuuuuuuu!!!!!
    I am really happy when I saw this….. For weeks I’vr been refreshing your page hoping…. AND you don’t disappoint and give us multiple releases!!! Thank you again!!

    1. I KNOW RIGHT MORE WE LOVE THIS NOVEL ..2 MORE PLEASE TOMORROW

      I BET THAT STUPID PRINCESS TOOK AWAY THE PEOPEL TELEVISION PROGRAMS AND NOW THE PEOPLE REVOLT/
      SOUMA IS A SMART ASS AND BETTER THAT THAT WEAK PRINCES THAT IS THE EMPIRE BITCH

  11. MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MOREMORE MORE MORE MOREM ORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MOREMORE MORE MOREM OREM ORE MORE MORE MORE MOREMERO MORE MORE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
    MORE CHAPTER
    MORE CHAPTERS MORE CHAPTER
    EPIC NOVEL MORE PLEASE
    EPIC NOVEL MORE PLEASE
    SOON
    SOON ‘SOON SOON SOON SOONSOON
    CAN`T WAIT
    THANK YOU
    LOVE THIS NOVEL

  12. Larvyde, are you still translating road to kingdom? It’s my favorite novel, so please release more of that

  13. I can’t help but imagine what will happen if north korea citizen were to taste freedom like what happened in Amidonian

    1. its not gonna happen since north korean technically is China’s Client state ever since Soviet Union’s dissolution.
      and please don’t make fun of north korea just because they’re not as free as south korean and United states it doesn’t mean they didn’t live happily.
      geez racism.

      1. Making fun of them? No way. I only hate their government. There are only 3 governments I hate. Ranking from China, North Korea, and Russia.

      2. well the disadvantage from Socialism – Communism is its government really vulnerable toward corruption and Collusion while Liberal – Capitalism is the difference between Rich and Poor people is overwhelming inequal to the point they could do as much as they want toward the poorer one as long as they have wealth.

        there aren’t any perfect Government and Ideology thus its not like i’m gonna say Communism is better than Capitalism or the way around since in the end Ideology and Government is only tool to keep order and peace.

        btw i’m from Indonesia and we doesn’t join North Atlantic Treaty Organization neither Warsaw Treaty Organization .

        thought i still don’t really get it why you hate their government (its not like they discriminate other people right now unlike Nazi with their Facism).
        thought honestly i kinda hate Nazi’s government.

    1. Hello Airblue, below is from Yukkuri’s website:

      Also NEWS: J-Novel Club had licensed Genjitsushugi Yuusha no Oukokusaikenki to English Language (please visit their site). They will eventually release an epub version in Amazon (don’t know about paperback, since they are digital publisher). And so, I had taken down my Arc 1 translation which corresponded to LN Volume 1.

      1. It seems he plans to finish volume 3 but there is no plan for volume 4 as of yet

        How fast j-novel club on translating ?

      2. Last time I check on that site they only translated 1 chapter of the LN series.

  14. Civ 7:soma conquest

    The citizen of amidonia in awe with your culture….a couple of turn…citizen of amidonia starting to revolt

  15. Does anyone know if there is a PDF for each of the volumes? Or at least for volume 1 due to it being Licensed.

  16. Lol, the first thing came to my mind after reading “One month later…” is one of them is pregnant XD. I guess i’ve too much doujin last new year holiday orz

  17. Ehhhh… WHAAATTT 🥀
    ….
    Maybe the mc just go beyond deathly tired…….. probably……. 🤣

  18. You fail As a man soma.. Half naked beauty at each hands on the bed and you just sleep.. Behead your dick too

  19. hahaha .. now just waiting for roroa appearance >.<
    Season’s greetings!
    as always thank you for the amazing chapter :3

  20. One month later came news that “The Principality of Amidonia is in Revolt”.
    I bet it’s a work from Kansai girl with FREEDOM as the catalyst.
    Since it’s that Kansai girl, then I can sure it will be merchant-like country like Singapore unless she wants to have a war with the kingdom (which is unlikely) or becomes his queen consort (which is likely).

  21. Well, I can understand why Souma didn’t have sex. It’s not exactly romantic to have pity sex from a bad day and Souma doesn’t seem to want premarital sex but only sex after marriage.

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