R8CM Chapter 18

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 ­ The Coming of the Crown Prince (3)

“So, is that you?”

It was the first sentence of the crown prince when he saw Ian, standing in front of the province castle and that was the end of his words.

Intended and blatant ignorance of Ian.

It seemed he didn’t really care about what the emperor asked of him before.

Of course, Ian didn’t care about that, either.

‘He acted exactly the same as in my former life.’

He hadn’t inherited the talent of a king like his father, nor the wisdom from his mother.

Literally, he was an inferior man. Ian expected nothing from him.

If there was no love of the emperor, he should have been kicked out a while ago.

‘Who I really care about is,’

Instead of the emperor, Ian paid attention to another person.

The three mages who came along with the emperor.

Between them, he focused on the mage, who was the only female among them.

‘Cecilia.’

Ian was able to recall her clearly.

Of course, the other two mages he also remembered.

However, Cecilia was a special case.

‘She was a spy from the Coldwood Empire.’

In his former life, this truth was revealed a long time later.

A very rare case where a mage was revealed as a spy.

It shocked the whole empire at that time.

‘I expected they would try to contact me, but.’

From the Coldwood empire, or the Republic of Lo.

He expected they would try to contact him.

However, they sent not other spies, but her?

‘In an emergency, are they trying to suppress me with her magic?’

Coincidentally, Cecilia looked at Ian.

With an attractive and fresh smile.

Ian also didn’t avoid her eyes,

He replied to her gaze with an innocent child’s face.

It would be a long night.

 

Late at night, at the dinner hall of the province castle.

A huge dinner party was held to welcome the crown prince.

Considering they only had two days, it was quite a satisfying party.

Forgetting about each sides’ standing in public, but welcoming the guest.

It was an old traditional manner of north nobles.

The tradition the crown prince had looked down upon with hatred.

However, the crown prince didn’t deny the party.

“Haha! I never knew that North wine was so good!”

Instead, he enjoyed the party.

He loved alcohol more than any others.

Actually, It was more like tenacity, more than love.

The magic potion which lets him forget everything.

‘The crown prince has no solid standard at all.’

A lady looked at the empire in the crowds.

The lady, Cecilia clicked her tongue.

‘Well, It’s good for us, though.’

She was the spy of Coldwood empire.

Foolish crown prince? Nothing bad for her country.

Even the emperor, who was called as good and wise, always tried to cover for him.

It was clear evidence that the future of Greenriver was doubtful.

‘Where is the boy….’

She didn’t need to spy on the foolish crown prince forever.

Today, her only target was Ian.

Cecilia’s eyes were searching for Ian.

He didn’t show up at the dinner hall.

Of course, he was a kid.

‘I’ll find him eventually, there’s no hurry.’

Cecilia left the dinner hall quietly.

The first order from her country was simple.(E/N: execute order 66!)

Joining the march of the crown prince, which headed to the northern territory.

‘Well, I accomplished that at least.’

It wasn’t that hard.

She was a 3rd class mage who would have some power in the ivory tower.

If she wanted, she could’ve come easily.

‘Is it really true?’

The report about Ian from the conducting mage.

A few rumors about him which came from the northern territory.

She reported everything to her country that she heard.

However, whenever she sent the report, she doubted it.

Taught himself how to manage mana?

Casting magic that he was never taught?

Just like the first mage of the same legend?

Her country also had the same suspicion.

‘I still can’t believe it.’

A few days ago, the second mission was ordered.

‘Figure out whether the rumors are true or not.’

It meant that she had to check it in person.

What if the rumor was just an exaggerated story?

She could just make simple excuse,

As a mage and a senior of the Ivory tower, she challenged him with her curiosity.

The tower lord also ordered her to pay attention to Ian anyway.

But if the rumors were truthful, then everything would change suddenly.

‘Kidnap him and his mother alive, then return straight to the Coldwood empire.’

The chance would decrease later.

It must be now, while he was staying in the northern territory, the mission must be accomplished.

So, while everyone was not paying attention due to the dinner party, today was the perfect day.

‘But kidnapping is quite an odd mission.’

Try to bring him alive by any means necessary.

We will try to convince him after that.

But if it turns ugly, he better be killed.

We can’t let other countries grab such a dangerous weapon.

The order clearly showed the will of the Coldwood empire.

‘He is not in the bedroom.’

His mother was helping kitchen maids, which was very unusual.

Rumor said his mother was kitchen maid, and it seemed to be true.

‘As I heard, he usually stays in the gymnasium, doesn’t he?’

That’s what the servants of the castle said.

The 1st gymnasium which is the biggest area of province gymnasiums.

They said he always stood in the center of it.

Some said they saw some great magics.

Being honest, she thought it must be exaggerated.

‘Rumors are always getting bigger and bigger like a snowball.’

Hundreds of goblins? It must be about a hundred goblins.

Still, it would be a great talent.

Great enough talent that provides her good enough reason to kidnap him.

‘Is he here?’

Cecilia arrived near the first gymnasium.

She looked inside sneaky.

With magic, she erased her trails as well.

‘There he is,’

As expected, Ian was there.

Exactly the same as the servants described.

He stood at the center quietly.

He didn’t move at all.

‘Let’s start with,’

The testing time had come.

‘Warm-up level.’

Above the head of Cecilia, a few blue spheres appeared.

Un-elemental, A pure chunk of mana.

It was the beginner level magic which power was about the same as a light punch.

‘Magic missile.’

The three spheres were flying to Ian.

If the rumors were true, he shouldn’t simply be defeated by a magic missile.

Even It was just a rumor, it wouldn’t harm him that much.

*Bang! Bang! Bang!*

A dull noise.

It was different to Cecilia’s expectation.

It wasn’t the sound of beating flesh.

‘Shield?’

So it was.

The semi-transparent shield was covering around the boy.

It was the source of dull noises.

‘How?’

Reacting with a shield with this sudden assault.

Did he expect it?

It can’t be.

‘So It’s not just a rumor huh?’

Cecelia revealed herself in front of Ian.

There is no meaning in hiding.

“Who’s there?”

In the boy’s voice, there was no emotion.

The emotion which he was supposed to feel in this sudden situation.

Embarrassment, Curiosity, Fear, etc.

This was strange, and suspicious.

“Didn’t you see the magic? I am your great, great Ivory tower senior.”

Cecelia replied without swaying.

She put on a smile.

She wanted to have a conversation with him.

“What are you doing?”

“Can’t mages greet each other?”

“Do you call this rudeness a greeting?”

“Huh? Look at what this young boy says.”

While making some funny gesture, Cecelia approached.

She wanted to check Ian’s face closer.

“Come on, A Senior should be able to do some small tricks on a newbie, don’t be harsh.”

As she expected,

Ian wasn’t embarrassed at all.

“Should you really make that serious face? You make me embarrass…”

“Stop. Cecelia.”

Cecelia stopped suddenly.

Did she tell her name to the boy?

No, she never did.

“Cecelia Coldwalker.”

“…….. What?”

Coldwalker.

Children who were born to be trained as Coldwood spies.

The children who survived from the last training and started the mission.

It was a secret surname which was only given to such children.

Even in her country, only a few knew about the existence of Coldwalker.

But then.

“Just who…. are you?”


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29 Comments

  1. Were you trying to make that bright teal as hard on the eyes as possible?

  2. wow the crown prince is incompetent…

    direct order from the emperor to recruit someone to your power-base at all costs. lets ignore it and act like an asshole in the first meeting, then get pissed and throw up, preferably over something the guy cares about. not like there are any pretenders to the throne or anything

  3. Nooooo the hype!
    Maybe he might just go with Cecilia and destroy this current empire. 😀 Loving this story!
    Thanks for the translation!

    1. I dunno, he already claimed he ain’t nobody’s servant ever since he leapt back in time…don’t forget he still has a mother he needs to take care of.

  4. (∩◉ᴥ◉)⊃━☆゚.* Thanks~

    >Instead of the emperor, Ian paid attention to another person.

    >The three mages who came along with the emperor.

    It should be crown prince instead of emperor.~

  5. Oh, I like how he didn’t act like a child and got straight to the point. He is probably gonna kill her now too so it is much better and easier then trying to hide everything you do from some spy.

    1. He shouldn’t be strong enought at the moment.

      And why kill her? She isn’t really his enemy since he stands on his own site. So he should just start to use her. And why reveal himself to her if he want’s to kill her? A surprise attack would be a far better choice.

      He hasn’t even decided which side to join or any to now. He wants resources and recoursces can be brought in many different ways.

  6. the colored text is killing my eyes.
    and thanks for the chapter

  7. thanks for the chapter!!
    mmm he is revealing his cards so soon , for what purpose… :O

    1. allies perhaps? Why is everyone assuming he will stand on the empires side? …. He just want’s there resources, and never said anything about helping the empire.

  8. ty for chapter
    there are some confusing parts though
    what this mean?
    “A lady looked at the empire in the crowds.”

  9. i hope he will Kill The Spy 😀

    thx for the chapter ^^

    1. not sure if i agree, he clearly has no love for the empire since it ended up killing him last time. And he has stated that he will be his own man this time around, but take advantages from whomever offers them…

      Only thing that binds him to the empire is his mom, and the fact that he has a limited precognition to abuse due to having lived through it’s history on the first time trough.

      Still, tripple play might be the way to go here. He can take bribes from both the mage tower and the king for when they try to get him to their side in the inheritance war, and get bribes from the cold kingdom for a promise not to attack them or divulge their secrets… it’s a dangerous gambit though, but he might just be able to make it work by being the very best…

  10. Thanks for the new chapter

    Moar…

  11. I think I like this novel more than ‘I am the monarch’. The path for this MC feels like there are more branches, that there’s a choice he could choose which make me wonder which one he will go with. IATM MC on the other hand, seems to just take every good stuff/event/people/legacy/etc, so it doesn’t give that much suspense for his path.

    1. Well, the MC of this novel was a genius even before his rebirth, so even without all the good stuff/event/people/legacy/etc, he won’t fail. On the contrary the MC of IATM isn’t, he was just an average guy who bet his life on the battlefield, but failing, the only advantage he has above others is his experience and the knowledge of the future, if he don’t make use of it he won’t be successful.

    2. Well, Roan is forced to do so because even in his previous life he was a pretty unremarkable middle management kind of guy. He can’t depend on his previous prowess to rise to the top, he needs to use his knowledge of the future more than Ian has to.

      For Ian, knowing the future is a nice bonus to speed things up. Even if he disregarded all that knowledge he will still have his previous prowess as the world’s strongest mage to fall back on. Ian if allowed to grown unimpeded will definitely become the strongest existence in the world regardless of outside help. He’s just using his knowledge of the future to grow even more powerful than he was before which makes this novel more exciting in my opinion.

  12. When will the next chapter release?

  13. thanks for the chapter 😀

    what a cliff cant wait to see what happens next

  14. thanks for the chapter and the previous ones:) just catch up to your translation and i think i really like this novel:)
    the plot is not really forced,a little too quick yes,but that’s ok.
    i like the mc personality;)

    1. I don’t see anything forced. Time isn’t waiting for you in the time of crisis. The only thing that doesn’t ad ip for me is that he got stronger to fast.

      1. You should have written
        “I don’t see anything forced EITHER”
        If you intended to reply to the person above.

  15. i miss this chapter!
    Thank you for the chapter!

  16. Thanks for the chapter! Wonder what his motive is outing the spy so early.

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