Eliza chapter 146 – Is it a good or bad evaluation?

The king’s troops under his direct command joined the battle as well, and the scope of the lines of battle on the Jugfena Great Plains expanded even further.

Even though it was clear that the Rindarl side just suffered a major defeat, it seems that they rejected Arxia’s request for them to surrender.

Apparently, Arxia captured over 600 Rindarl soldiers in the last battle. At a rough estimate, they had maybe 4,000 casualties.

Even with such a loss, and abandoning their captive soldiers to be executed, sending more troops at us again…… I don’t know what Rindarl, or I should be more specific, the Duke of Densel is thinking. But at any rate, the reason why they declared war on us was supposedly because it’s a “protest against the unfair treatment of Rindarl noble blood,” because of the exiling of the first prince, Albert, and his lost opportunity to attend noble school.

Arxia is also being Arxia. Even though they could have nominally registered Prince Albert as a student at noble school and avoided the bloodshed of its citizens, Arxia didn’t do so.

I can’t show any dissatisfaction to the king since he even sent his personal troops to the front lines, and since the Rindarl Union is a newly formed country, perhaps they don’t want to back down for the sake of their reputation, is what I think.

……Although since I’m actually on the front lines, I can think whatever I want, but none of it will be of any help.

As for the sudden change in the situation, which put my army in the midst of combat, without being able to contact our allies, the attack that I planned caused about thirty of my soldiers to be injured, and six have died. Although I know that losses can’t be avoided in battle…… I hated myself, each of their deaths cut at me.

From among the dead soldiers, they included some that slept under the same roof as me during my time in the barracks.

“Then, Earl Kaldia and her army, as well as her knights, will be in charge of defending to the north of Fort Jugfena, on the corner of the Bandishia Plateau known as the Ritox Plateau.”

At the end of an overly long House of Lords meeting, when the overall commander of the Arxian Royal Army, Marquis Rolentsor, gave me my new command assignment, there was no way I could be happy about this even though I had no choice but to accept.

“……Understood.”

Since I received such an unwanted promotion…… My Kaldia army, I suppose it’s Earl Kaldia’s army now, at any rate, is now officially being deployed to the front lines as well. Even though my light cavalry troops should have been well suited for the role of logistical and rear support.

Ergnade gave me some information about this location in a low voice, telling me that the Ritox Plateau was a small plateau at the southwest of the larger Bandishia Plateau, and that it had a terrain which should be easily defendable by even a small number of soldiers.

If he says so, then it’s probably true. It’s a good thing that Claudia’s distant relative seems to be a rational person when it comes to giving me a military assignment. Well, they’re probably going to be more reasonable than what I can imagine, given the few knights I do know.

……Since I’ve received my orders, there’s no helping it, let’s take this chance to reorganize the command structure of my army so that no problems will occur. Since I’m going to be on the front lines, I can’t just let most things run automatically anymore like logistics, which was mostly helping the troops resupply.

My personal messenger soldiers as well as strategist will be Oscar and his unit, Gunther will command my only infantry unit with no horses, and Agil will lead my heavy cavalry troops that we’ve been training ever since we were called to war.

Teomer will lead my light cavalry unit that consists of primarily Shiru warriors, while Claudia will lead the unit with the fewest soldiers, the light cavalry unit made up of my domain’s soldiers. Claudia’s unit will be a mobile strike force, under my direct command.

Perhaps it seems strange that the main troops under my direct command will be the mobile strike force, but since I’m riding Rashiok who has the best mobility of all, there’s no helping it. Besides, I’m not well versed in the strategies of warfare, so Oscar who has experience from his time with the Jugfena knights will be a more reliable leader for directing the infantry as he can come up with sound strategies.

“Your job isn’t to mobilize and attack, but you need to prepare for defensive measures. Do you have anything in mind, Countess Kaldia?”

Just as I being impressed with Marquis Rolentsor for his being reasonable, another noble interrupted my thought process with his disdainful attitude typical of a priest noble. He went to the trouble of calling me a countess, the female title for an earl, putting extra emphasis on that word, I suppose it’s a way to ridicule the knight attire I’m wearing.

Even I think that it’s just lucky coincidence how I managed to get a promotion in noble rank, and since the Kaldia domain is well known for a bad reputation, this promotion was sure to earn the ire of some court nobles.

Although Marquis Nordsturm has been lying low as of late, even now the northern nobles will still secretly say annoying things in the shadows, such as how the way I annihilated the enemy was evidence of my father’s cruel bloodline still alive in me, or that I was a demon girl who enjoyed bathing in blood.

Well, it’s whatever, really. At any rate, I won’t have to see them very much anymore when I’m in noble school. They probably just want to say how useless my answer about defensive measures will be, the rambling of the weak with no power trying to attack me, although honestly, they know nothing about just how cruel my father had been. In strange contrast to the anger in my stomach, my mind was working at a high pace.

Just then, a good idea appeared in my mind about how to decrease the enemy soldiers’ morale. I suddenly remembered a ridiculous story about how a European noble named Vlad the Impaler from my previous world was infamous for using the atrociously brutal method of impaling his enemies. As always, memories would just suddenly pop into my head on their own.

“For my plan, can I ask that all of the prisoners taken that are scheduled to be executed anyway be given to me?”

“……The captured prisoners? Exactly what kind of strategy do you have in mind?”

I took a glance around me, and all the nobles seemed surprised. The noble talking to me hurriedly said “well, I think you should ask the general commander about that,” before turning around and returning to his seat as quickly as possible.

What’s with that reaction?

In keeping with the expectations of the nobility, without losing a single soldier – I went to the trouble to think up such a wonderful strategy that will deal an incredible blow to the morale of the Densel army, which will almost certainly lead to their miserable defeat at our hands.

“You have a terrible expression on your face.”

Ergnade beside me was laughing as he said so.

“……Is that so?”

“I know perfectly well just how much you loathe Densel – take the captives with you. This time, crush them utterly.”

Ergnade’s advice was usually merciless. It’s only natural that my actions on the battlefield would imitate him, as it’s all based on his teachings.

The impression you give others is really important. Although I don’t mean important in the typical way, I want to leave a different type of impression.

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43 responses to “Eliza chapter 146 – Is it a good or bad evaluation?

  1. Email notifications are convenient for sure – now I get updates faster than on NU! (muhahaha!)
    Anyway, thanks for the chapter!

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  2. You know, when I made a comment last chapter about Eliza making a forest of corpses, I didn’t think she would actually do it…
    And her adopted father seems extremely happy that his adopted daughter is a merciless murder loli…
    The effe, Ergnade?

    I really fear what will happen during her school life now…

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    • I’ve said that Ergnade was no good.
      He is a single BDSM sad sack of a lolicon!

      (Quaking in fear) You.. does.. not..need.. to.. fear.. Eliza.
      She is at least more honest than opportunistic Vlad. Honesty is the mother of all virtue I think.
      The school for it does not have the perpetual win at all cost environment a war has. Her action at school probably will affect her citizen much worse than any cruelty Vl… Eliza could do in a war. For a school is a domestic environment.

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  3. Wow, loving the release speed!!
    I’m glad the “teenage” (?) arc started. And looking forward to the start of the school days… uhmm… “school days”… somehow I feel foreshadowing in that phrase.

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  4. Bye.. bye densel army…. bye2x..

    Eliza’s mind is really broken right?
    She doesn’t hesitate anymore when doing atrocious things to her enemies… I understand her way of thinking… maybe if im in her place .. im broken already a long time ago..

    Go.
    Go eliza!! Cull those densel army !!

    I think Eliza will harbor a lot of anger and resentment from the enemy army and they will prioritize attacking her and she will be able to behead another high ranking soldier or noble again…

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  5. Looks like heads will be rolling and barbecued this time around, poor souls being wanted by Eliza :(.
    She will use her family reputation to instill fear to both ally and foe alike.
    Eliza the Impaler or Eliza the mad Loli.

    Looks like she will be having a “Quiet” school life after this.

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  6. Thank you for the chapter!
    By the way, can someone tell me when we shall get more chapters with other’s POV? I have read somewhere that there should be more, but it didn’t say when, which chapter.

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    • Reaction chapters from other characters during the school arc should be fun. A bunch of spoiled rich kids long insulated from war and hardship forced into close proximity with a brutal and pragmatic war veteran.

      Eliza is either going to scare the shit out of them or become an object of adulation, and it will be hilarious.

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      • If I remember right a twat gets angry that in a duel she used a combat style made for war instead of dueling forms the ponce was used to. She’s also hilariously oblivious to everything.

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    • She didn’t tell the nation about Diferis’ powers, and had no evidence to use against Nordstrum. Going after a higher ranked noble with nothing but words is suicide.

      The death of several of his pawns weakens him however.

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      • Actually, she did tell the nation about Diferis’ powers, and the corpse was left to the church to investigate in an earlier chapter. She didn’t accuse Marquis Nordsturm though, due to a lack of evidence, and Melchior also got away.

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      • Ah, right. My mistake. She did tell the nation about the magic tattoos, but it was covered up.

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      • Eliza look cool in that picture😍
        I meant I want a picture of:

        [Just then, a good idea appeared in my mind about how to decrease the enemy soldiers’ morale. I suddenly remembered a ridiculous story about how a European noble named Vlad the Impaler from my previous world was infamous for using the atrociously brutal method of impaling his enemies. As always, memories would just suddenly pop into my head on their own.

        “For my plan, can I ask that all of the prisoners taken that are scheduled to be executed anyways be given to me?”

        “……The captured prisoners? Exactly what kind of strategy do you have in mind?”

        I took a glance around me, and all the nobles seemed surprised. The noble talking to me hurriedly said “well, I think you should ask the general commander about that,” before turning around and returning to his seat as quickly as possible.

        What’s with that reaction?

        In keeping with the expectations of the nobility, without losing a single soldier – I went to the trouble to think up such a wonderful strategy that will deal an incredible blow to the morale of the Densel army, which will almost certainly lead to their miserable defeat at our hands.

        “You have a terrible expression on your face.”

        Ergnade beside me was laughing as he said so.

        “……Is that so?”]
        This scenes, Eliza’s expressions 😍😍😍

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  7. Eliza will probably act coldly toward the main capture target, guaranteeing that she’ll draw his attention. Her hidden kind side beneath her cruel veneer will clinch his attention for sure and bring the heroine & the almighty narrative on her head like a ton of bricks.

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  8. Thanks for the chapter~ :3
    I’m loving Eliza for having those kind of thoughts, and at the same time pitying her for having those kind of thoughts…
    Eliza the Impaler FTW!!!

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  9. Damn, you know you’re MC is going a bit mental when she takes pointers from Vlad the Impaler. She needs to spend some time with the Shiru kids, have some love.

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  10. … Eliza killed off one father, and gets a new one that is just as bloody. Oh the irony. Ergnade, shouldn’t there be a limit to ‘laissez-faire’ when raising a child? It’d probably be pretty terrifying if he did have a whole bunch of children of his own, all following his teaching and war style. D:

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  11. Ugh that’s some nasty shit from our world that u want to bring here!!

    I never want to be your enemy ever!!

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