Originally on Sousetsuka
Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyusoukyoku volume 6 chapter 15. Enjoy !
6-15. People of Baron Muno Territory (6)
Satou’s here. When I tried western games for the first time, I was surprised how easily it was taking away other people’s life. It’s cute to call it culture gap, but it can’t be taken lightly in parallel world.
Seems that the thieves toppled the knights with ropes and casting net, and attacked them. When the knights come into our view, they’re desperately struggling to fight back from inside the net. The net looks easy to cut with sword, are they amateurs?
The thieves are also frantically attacking them, but since the knights are wearing full body armor, the attacks aren’t quite getting through.
Since there are only three archers of the thieves, Pochi and me split up to take them down from the trees. I wonder why they’re always on the tree. It’s a mystery.
The thieves who have noticed us are coming toward us, but they’ve already been reduced by half when they’re around 200 meters before us. Mia attacked with Mustard Mist, and the thieves who were coughing in fit got quickly incapacitated by the beastkin girls. Nobody seems to have died for the time being.
I leave the wagon to Lulu, and ask Nana whom I’ve casted with Shield to protect her.
I also use Shield on myself and head toward the battlefield along with the beastkin girls.
I cut the net restraining the knights with a dagger while the beastkin girls are keeping the thieves company.
“You did well, merchant! You damnable thieves, became prey for the great holy knight Eral-sama’s strong sword!”
After the other knight silently nods, he follows the knight Eral, and they raise bloodbath with the thieves. Even though the two are only level 9, their equipments and battle skills are far apart, so it becomes one-sided slaughter. They make sure to kill the thieves who are lying on the ground after they’ve been neutralized by Liza and the others . They’re really merciless.
“Oops, sir knight, stop right there.”
A bearded daruma who seemed to be the thieves’ leader came out of the forest. The minion on his side is holding a woman in traveling clothes hostage. The woman is tied with a rope.
<TLN: Daruma is a traditional Japanese doll, I can’t think of any English equivalent. Try to google it and you’d be able to instantly imagine how the thief leader looks like.>
“Hum, a hostage huh.”
What’s this, my crisis perception is terribly warning me. Is there an ambush somewhere? I keep my attention on the surrounding.
It’s coming from the knight Eral.
The knight Eral is going to stab the hostage woman together with the man behind her, I throw the dagger on my hand to repel his sword.
Fuh, I made it.
While confirming the safety of the woman, I avoid the blade of a thief who attacks from behind. It seems the knight Eral can’t determine if he should attack me or the thieves.
Jeers are coming from the bearded daruma.
“Ceh, you don’t care with hostages huh, are you really a knight?”
The bearded daruma, a thief, is more of a humanism than the knight…
The bearded daruma ward off the knight Eral’s sword with his axe…..