Eliza chapter 144 – The unwritten side of history, part 2

I instantly arrived in front of the enemy soldiers before they knew what was going on. With a backhand grip on my halberd, I put strength into it as I slipped it through the wall of enemy spears.

A rain of blood was falling down. As the vanguard, I’m now completely covered in blood, and the soldiers that were following me will probably get drenched in red as well.

According to what my adopted father Ergnade told me, it’s perfect if you get drenched in blood. Just like he said, the gaudy appearance from being splashed red in blood sent enemy soldiers running away from me.

As I remembered my teachings, I left things up to Rashiok’s momentum while slicing off the head of an enemy’s horse. A scream of anger that sounded like it came from the bottom of the stomach erupted from the rider on the now collapsed dead horse.

I could see the shadows of the gun-holding soldiers hiding behind the heavy cavalry troops, and I raised my halberd in preparation. I felt the heaviness of the halberd for a few seconds.

This makes five killed already. The ones that escaped will probably get cleaned up by my soldiers following me. I could still hear the explosive sound of gunpowder coming from behind. It wasn’t the sound of a gun firing this time though, it was more like a gun jamming. Did one of their weapons explode I wonder, I suddenly heard what sounded like one of their weapons blowing up, then the thumps of several heavy objects falling to the ground.

Please let it be that my soldiers didn’t get mixed up in it.

Anyways, dense formations are weak to side attacks. Their cavalry troops should have been arranged to protect the flanks, but were they prioritizing the encirclement of the large number of Arxian troops I wonder, they were arranged at the end of the left and right wings of their formation instead. The Rindarl side probably took many things into account when protecting their gun unit, but it seems that they probably didn’t calculate for my army’s movements because we were supposed to only be a logistical support troop.

“Go ahead and rampage, Rashiok!!”

I turned my halberd against the soldier that came to try and stop me. Rashiok responded to my encouragement by roaring. The roar of a carnivorous beast has the power to instinctively cause people to shrink back in fear.

Together with a windstorm, my draconis crashed into a wall of people. Any spears that aimed for Rashiok merely bounced off his scales, or were broken by the impact, while the wall of people and horses before us was scattered so easily.

Ahhh, all the enemy soldiers were screaming. The heavy sound of all the horse hooves following me, turned into the screams of death. Metallic armor was left deformed, and an all too juicy crunch was heard by the sharp-eared among them.

“Withdraw! Meet up with the main army!”

I confirmed with a glance that behind me, the gun unit had been crushed as well. The enemy formation was in utter confusion. Their dense formation didn’t take a side attack into consideration, getting confused because of this degree of attack is pathetic.

I rose my halberd into the air, and tilted it to the right. After seeing my signal, Teomer gave instructions for our soldiers in the back to withdraw as well. My superb light cavalry troops composed of mainly Shiru warriors instantly aligned their horses and started galloping together towards the right.

When I passed the combat area where the left wing had extended to, Claudia was there ahead of me.

“Go straight ahead! Now, we can pincer and surround the remaining enemy troops!”

“Alright, do it!!”

If she says this is the correct strategy, I made the snap decision to do as she suggested. As for the soldiers following me, Oscar speedily gave orders to each small team.

The Arxian soldiers that had been fighting were able to get relief from combat, and the Rindarl soldiers were driven away as if they were a flock of sheep that was being herded.

How many can I surround, I wonder? ……Roughly two or three hundred? Is it possible to make a strong encirclement with the same number of soldiers? Considering I’m also using a mix of light cavalry. I’m just a low-ranked commander, after all.

“Kill them all, don’t leave any small fry that are worthless as prisoners alive!”

Screams of stop it were rising from the enemies. My soldiers ignored them as they circled them from the outside with their spears and killed them with the positioning advantage.

The soldiers that were caught in a collapsed formation were helpless. The Rindarl soldiers on the inside had no ways to effectively attack, and were crushed by my soldiers on the outside. The enemy soldiers on their outside edges are pushed inwards, and cooperation with their fellow soldiers becomes impossible as their order falls into shambles.

“This is a one-sided slaughter with the advantage of cavalry! Arxians are such barbaric brutes! Have you forgotten the spirit of chivalry or humanity!!?”

As I killed a horse, the really muscular man who fell down from it was shouting that at me. He happened to roll right in front of me. This man noticed Rashiok, and looked directly at me who was the rider. I saw astonishment in his eyes, followed by a mix of hatred and contempt.

“Get down from your horses and fight fair and square!! You coward, weak little kid!! If you have any pride as a knight, duel with me right here right now-”

The man who was barking at me got an expression like he saw something inconceivable in his last moments. Then, he realized that the sword I threw at him had pierced through his neck, and gurgled up a fountain of blood in place of his shouting. Then he finally collapsed onto the ground, and he stopped talking forever more.

“……What’s this so-called cowardice on the battlefield? The only thing there is, is death.”

As I spat that out, I jumped down from Rashiok. I approached the man’s corpse, to retrieve my sword.

When I noticed that his cloak was shining gold with the emblem of a high-ranked knight, I caught my breath. I am a domain lord, not a knight. Unlike this bastard, I wasn’t raised with the chivalric spirit to begin with. And in the first place, there’s no way I can acknowledge such a buff man shouting for a child to duel him as any sort of proper knight.

I pulled out my sword, and I used my halberd instead to cut off his head. Since he does seem to be a high-ranked knight, at the very least it will be useful to take his head with me. I’m in the frontlines of battle, after all. There’s no such thing as too much reward money.

I wrapped his head in his cloak and tossed it to my soldiers to keep for the reward money, but I couldn’t have known what it would end up causing at the time.

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43 responses to “Eliza chapter 144 – The unwritten side of history, part 2

  1. “According to what my adopted father Ergnade told me, it’s perfect if you get drenched in blood. Just like he said, the gaudy appearance from being splashed red in blood sent enemy soldiers running away from me.”
    The effe are you teaching your daughter, Ergnade?
    Sure, she is badass, but don’t teach the psychotic murder loli to be bloodier than she already is…

    I’m glad to see that Eliza has grown so much that she can just calmly slaughtered people on the battlefield 🙂
    Even if I’m afraid at what the school arc will be :p

    Thanks for the chapter 🙂

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    • Eliza’s first battle saw these guys massacre women and children as part of their strategy. His jeers were pure hypocrisy.

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  2. Omg now im super excited on what happens next. Not to mention being already excited for the school arc

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  3. “I wrapped his head in his cloak and tossed it to my soldiers to keep for the reward money, but I couldn’t have known what it would end up causing at the time.”

    I can’t wait to see what this will lead to, is it something that will make her a “Hero” or is it something else that will cause the war went crazier

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    • In ancient time those who wore a golden cloak is either high rank general or members of the Royal family or ducal family that leading an army so in any case she hit a jackpot when she killed him but that guy would also make a good hostage.

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  4. Quite an anti-climax if this was it for the warfare part after 100+ chapters buildup, it’d be like 100+ minutes of foreplay and then climaxing whilst unwrapping the rubber.

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  5. “I am a domain lord, not a knight. Unlike this bastard, I wasn’t raised with the chivalric spirit to begin with.”
    Who the hell raised you Eliza? Oh yeah that bastard Ergnard that told a 12 year old bishoujo to be intentionally drenched by her enemy’s blood.
    Hmm… I think we need to call the church (The noble police in Arxia.) there is a probably an M lolicon that rearing a child dominatrix here.

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      • Yup Earl Tereija is great mentor.
        Just wanted to make jokes of Ergnard. His situation is pretty funny.

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    • Instead of a Red Hare Horse she’s riding a Draconis drench in blood instead and if only those wings are still Ok she could be a Valkyrie instead but Lu Bu is Ok too as he was too OP as a Halberd wielder.

      Oh btw have you read “Don’t tell me this is the real Three Kingdom?” if you haven’t please read it, it was fun to read specially Volume 1-3 where the comedy is brutal.

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  6. The more I see Rindarl’s movement the more I think there is a reincarnator there who’s going to get a very unpleasant suprise (and eat his/her own consequences).
    Probably the original MC of the otome game.
    The clues are probably:
    A whiny form of protest against nobles without understanding the consequence;
    Firearms.

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    • Oh no. One of the unspoken rule in the world is “Don’t let a woman hold a gun, That is more dangerous than being surrounded by an Army” specially a dominatrix type Loli like Eliza, event the king might not have the power to stop her. I pray for the wellness of Arxia kingdom.

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  7. Thanksgiving 4 the chapter!

    The duty of soldiers are to win for their side. Depending on the circumstances even retreat might no be considered cowardice.

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    • This novel has even introduced us with the uncle Tom’s mother’s cousin Jack’s baby’s godfather’s neighbour of a cliffhanger. So I found your expression really appropriate. If you could elaborate which son of a cliffhanger did you meet?

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  8. Omg nice nisu!!!! I love the chap and the battle, makes me nostalgic of The Girl Who Ate A Death God! Thank you for the chapters as always!

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  9. “Kill them all, don’t leave any small fry that are worthless as prisoners alive!”. She’s talking about 200-300 living creature right? oh no that’s bloody but then again those 200-300 enemy are valuable asset from the enemy so killing them off is 200-300 less enemy.

    “……What’s this so-called cowardice on the battlefield? The only thing there is, is death.” Isn’t this Rory’s sentence she made in Gate while slaughtering the mercenaries or something?

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  10. Friggin Ergnard xD. What kind of advice is that to your daughter? I have to admit that I am pleased with how savage she is. For a 12 y.o. child, she’s a boss on the battlefield lolol~ Thanks for the chapter!

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  11. Yeah remember how I said that it was touching how Eliza got herself a father in Ergnade? Well let me redact that. Ergnade, wth are you teaching your daughter?! Did Earl Terejia know what sort of stuff Erganade would teach her when he asked him to adopt her? It does seem effective though… lol at the knight talking about pride, when his side was gunning down opponents with their shiny new weapons. Bye bye, fool!

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