Epilogue

The first building of the elementary school.

 

While bathing in the sunlight that shone through the window, I was resting my chin in my hand as I propped my elbow up on my desk.

 

“…how did things end up like this?”

 

It didn’t make sense no matter how I thought about it.

 

My underling Wallace was crying to me,

 

“Liam, increase my allowance already! Give me anything, please!”

 

Kurt was looking at Wallace in amazement,

 

“Well I guess Wallace is the same as usual.”

 

“Shut up you! I thought I’d be able to spend my vacation in luxury at Liam’s mansion, but I was put through hell by Serena instead! Asking for a bit more money should be fine at this point!”

 

It wasn’t Serena’s fault that she constantly got mad at him, just looking at Wallace even I could tell he was that bad.

 

I now understood why he was called neither poison nor medicine.

 

Less than a nuisance, he was more like an unnecessary piece of luggage you were forced to carry around.

 

It was a miscalculation for me to take such a baggage as my underling, but the more pressing problem right now was–

 

“Darling, where do you want to eat lunch today? Do you want to go to the cafeteria?”

 

Rosetta, who I initially thought was a woman of steel was actually an easy heroine*.

 

I was disappointed with how easily her cheeks flushed at the sight of me.

 

However, I realised that it’d be too troublesome to abandon her at this point.

 

If she betrayed me, I’d show her no mercy, but until then… well, I guess I could take care of her.

 

“I feel like buying bread from the school store today.”

 

“Bread? Leave it to me, I’ll buy the most popular brand of bread for you.”

 

Who asked you to buy bread?

 

In the first place, was it really okay to have a young noble lady act as a bread shuttle?

 

“Don’t worry about it, Wallace will buy them.”

 

When I said that, Wallace flipped the blue hair he was so proud of,

 

“It’s hopeless. Don’t you know how crazy the crowds get during lunch? It’s impossible for me to get the popular bread.”

 

For the former prince to so confidently declare that he couldn’t even buy bread was unimaginably pathetic.

 

Kurt turned a frosty look towards him,

 

“You really are useless, Wallace.”

 

“What else am I supposed to say? In any case, don’t you think Liam is the weird one for making a former member of royalty act as a bread shuttle?”

 

I repeated my order,

 

“Wallace, buy us bread.”

 

“Liam, give me a break here. The battle for bread during lunch time is too ruthless for me.”

 

He was lying straight to my face,

 

“You’re lying. When I went it wasn’t crowded at all.”

 

Everyone lined up and bought their food in an orderly fashion.

 

A true reminder that this school was specifically built for the refined and cultured nobility.

 

But Kurt shook his head,

 

“That’s only because you were there, Liam.”

 

He started saying something incomprehensible.

 

In any case, Rosetta looked troubled, so I decided to give up on the bread,

 

“Forget it, let’s just eat at the cafeteria.”

 

“The cafeteria. Leave it to me, I’ll make sure to secure us the best seats!”

 

Like I said, why are you volunteering to do all these errands like a maid?

 

It was kind of fun to watch her do so, but I wasn’t pleased with how happily she was willing to take the initiative.

 

“Securing us seats is fine, but you don’t need to declare it so loudly.”

 

“O-of course. Yes, you’re absolutely right…”

 

Looking at Rosetta, you’d think I did something bad to her.

 

Wallace called out to me,

 

“Liam, I want to have dessert too.”

 

“You can just drink water.”

 

Wasn’t this different from the school life I thought I’d have?

 

◇ ◇ ◇

 

The imperial capital.

 

There, the prime minister had gathered a group of officials.

 

Assembled there were those who had been assigned to monitor the Claudia house for millennia.

 

These people had always kept the Claudia house under watch from generation to generation, and were currently making frustrated expressions.

 

The prime minister smiled,

 

“Thank you so much for the loyal work you’ve done so far. We’ll prepare new stations for you now that your current jobs have been terminated.”

 

But they didn’t seem satisfied with that,

 

“Minister! I can’t accept changing things now, please give us the order to monitor the Banfield house!”

“Yes! We must keep the orders of his late Majesty alive!”

“Let’s make sure to keep Count Banfield in check!”

 

If they were suddenly deprived of the work they’ve done for many years and asked to do something new, of course they’d be troubled.

 

The prime minister completely understood their feelings, however…

 

“I see. Then let’s have all of you die here.”

 

“…prime minister?”

 

Presented on the desk in front of them were the documents that described the various weaknesses of certain nobles they had investigated.

 

After receiving his congratulations for Liam’s engagement, Brian submitted all the prior materials gathered to the prime minister.

 

There was no reason not to use useable information.

 

This was the prime minister’s chance to dispose of all the undesirable officials at once.

 

“…it seems you’ve been sticking your noses into places you weren’t supposed to. I didn’t think you’d even be investigating myself.”

 

As such, the prime minister started his own investigations in retaliation.

 

Looking into them, it turns out they were a talentless group only good at torture.

 

For the prime minister, there was no need for dogs that bit their owner’s hands.

 

“Th-this is–”

 

“No excuses are necessary. Once you’re all dead, I can finally sleep with peace of mind, and for that reason alone, I’m going to have all of you disappear right here, right now.”

 

As the officials got ready to resist– Tia, who was on standby, pulled out her sword.

 

It was a rapier– a weapon that specialised in piercing attacks, that accurately impaled the officials in all their vitals spots at once.

 

As the officials fell. The prime minister started applauding Tia,

 

“What great skill. You will undoubtedly bring great results in the military academy.”

 

Tia wiped the blood off the blade, looking down at the bodies as she returned it to its sheath.

 

“Work of this degree is of no problem. I’d like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to dispose of the officials hostile to Lord Liam.”

 

These people had tried to lure Liam into a trap.

 

So for Tia, they were her enemies.

 

While looking at her, the prime minister asked,

 

“Are you enrolling in the military academy soon?”

 

Tia softly answered,

 

“Yes, I plan to enter by next year.”

 

As the prime minister watched his subordinates clean up the corpses, he asked,

 

“So what are the Count’s future plans?”

 

As he was currently in his fourth year of elementary school, it wasn’t long until he graduated.

 

In less than three years, Liam had to decide if he was going to go to either the university or the military academy.

 

Which was he going to choose– the prime minister was curious.

 

Tia replied,

 

“Lord Liam has decided to give priority to the academy.”

 

“In that case, he’ll be finishing his training in the university? I wonder if the upcoming battle will be over by then.”

 

Will the war with the Berkley family end before Liam successfully completes his training?

 

The prime minister was concerned about this.

 

Tia responded with absolute belief in Liam,

 

“Who knows? We might dispose of them sooner than you think.”

 

◇ ◇ ◇

 

Tia left the room and returned to her work– furrowing her brows.

 

She quickly stepped down the hallway while venting her frustrations and complaints,

 

“What the hell is a name like ‘Mad Dog Marie’? To leave so many of Lord Liam’s enemies alive, she’s nothing but a cur with the appearance of a faithful mutt.”

 

She started remembering that eyesore Marie.

 

It was during the engagement ceremony.

 

For her contributions in renovating Avid, Liam had prepared for her the position of deputy, while Tia herself was assigned as the head knight.

 

–everything was fine until there.

 

But then she remembered what happened later that day.

 

◇ ◇ ◇

 

–The day of the engagement ceremony.

 

After everything was finished, the knights were happily drinking in celebration.

 

At the seat Tia was at, Marie had approached her,

 

“So you’re Christiana?”

 

With those words, the air seemed to freeze.

 

In the now silent banquet hall, Tia continued drinking her beverage as she observed Marie.

 

“What does the mangy dog want with me?”

 

Marie instantly drew her sword and pressed the blade against Tia’s throat.

 

But conversely, Tia’s rapier was already pointed to pierce her chest.

 

An eerie smile rose up on Marie’s face,

 

“It’ll only be for a short while, so you better enjoy your status as the head knight. For that position is going to be mine.”

 

They withdrew their blades.

 

Tia’s gaze was frosty,

 

“Head knight? You’re not even strong enough for position of deputy. Your age is getting to you, or would it be more apt to describe you as a crusty old fossil?”

 

Tia laughed at Marie’s former petrification.

 

To her provocation, Marie answered in a dark tone,

 

“You little bitch– I could take your neck right now if I wanted to.”

 

Sparks were flying between the two.

 

Some of the knights were trembling in fear, while others were thinking about how they could kick the two of them down to take their spots.

 

The knights who didn’t seem interested at all were the minority.

 

Unlike when Liam had first inherited the territory, there were now many knights gathered there.

 

Some of them had come because they wanted to serve Liam, while others pledged their loyalty in thanks for the help he’s given them.

 

A lot of knights had high expectations for the Banfield house, which had recently rose to power.

 

There were many who wanted to join the new up-starts.

 

However, considering his position of a Count, the number of them gathered was still insufficient.

 

More were sure to converge there in the future, but whether they’d be able to work together was another matter.

 

Liam’s order of knights were still in the middle of assembling themselves.

 

Since they were only held together by their high loyalty, many problems had arisen as a result.

 

Above all else, there wasn’t anyone there who could rally together such powerful individuals.

 

Tia and Marie were potential candidates, but neither of them was willing to cooperate with the other.

 

“You mangy mutt, Lord Liam doesn’t need someone like you. I’ll put you down like the dog you are.”

 

When Tia said so, Marie replied,

 

“A minced-meat bitch like you is unnecessary for Lord Liam’s ambitions. I’ll prove it so.”

 

They recognised each other as nothing but enemies.

 

◇ ◇ ◇

 

The first building of the elementary school.

 

“Twelve Knights of the Round Table– isn’t that cool?”

 

It was Wallace who said such a thing.

 

Kurt turned to him with cold eyes,

 

“There you go again. What did you come up with this time, Wallace?”

 

“No you see, it’s a title bestowed to select knights of particular talent. I read about it in a book from the inner palace, don’t you think it’s cool?”

 

“Isn’t that from a comic book?”

 

Apparently such a knight group was from a comic series.

 

Twelve capable knights of talent and strength.

 

The king bestowed the title on the knights, giving them privileges and status.

 

We were talking about this behind the school building.

 

“It’d be troublesome finding twelve individuals that fit the criteria.”

 

Kurt followed up on my comment,

 

“Liam, don’t take him seriously. Wallace’s idea is mostly based off of fiction, and in any case, it should be easy for you to find twelve of such people.”

 

“Huh?”

 

“No, just think about it. There are bound to be innumerable knights back in your territory, you can just choose twelve from there.”

 

“But what about the criteria to choose–”

 

“It’d depend on their qualifications, but I’m pretty sure your knights would clear them.”

 

“In that case, I’ll immediatel–”

 

“No, many problems will arise if you start handing out special treatment. In the first place, the twelve knights Wallace was talking about were the enemies in that story.

 

I looked at Wallace, and he turned away from me.

 

Apparently, it was the truth.

 

However, I didn’t hate such things.

 

It took guts to join the path of evil.

 

For serious-based evil lords like Kurt, it’s only natural he’d see it as inefficient– since despite all the flair, weren’t they just a gathering of villains with a fancy name?

 

They’d be like the four heavenly kings to a demon lord. It was that kind of feeling.

 

But I wanted that kind of knight order.

 

Recently, I couldn’t help but feel like I haven’t been that active as an evil lord.

 

Well, while I was stuck in school, it couldn’t be helped, but–

 

“A round table of twelve knights…”

 

Wallace raised his head at my mutter,

 

“Liam, I’m going to be the one to establish the Knights of the Round Table, so don’t steal my idea!”

 

Wallace was saying something immature, but I couldn’t care less.

 

I guess even he came up with interesting things every once in a while.

 

As I thought so, Kurt looked at us in amazement,

 

“Liam is being corrupted by Wallace.”

 

Wallace then turned to him,

 

“Hey… isn’t your treatment of me a bit too harsh?”

 

As the three of us continued our conversation, Rosetta approached while waving her hand.

 

“Darling! There you are!”

 

Watching the easy heroine happily run over to us, I fell into thought.

 

A beaming smile.

 

Fluttering hair curled into ringlets.

 

A swaying chest.

 

Her cute way of running… there was nothing about Rosetta that’d make you think she was a woman of steel.

 

“…how did this happen?”

 

“Darling, what happened?! Is there something wrong?! Are you not feeling well?! Let’s immediately go to the infirmar–”

 

“No, it’s nothing.”

 

Rosetta seemed to be genuinely worried about me.

 

If this was all a ruse and she was just trying to trick me– then I might still be able to have some fun with this.

 

However, it didn’t seem that way at all.

 

Where did the girl with the spirit of steel disappear to?

 

“…just how did this happen?”


Brian(・ω・` ) “Putting the Claudia house itself aside, this Brian here believes Lord Liam found the best kind of girl possible to be his wife.”

Brian(*´ω`*) “As expected of Lord Liam. This Brian here is always impressed no matter what he does.”

Brian(´;ω;`)ノシ “And everyone, it might be a bit lonely but we’ll have to say goodbye for now.”

Written by Mishima Yomu/Wai (三嶋 与夢)

Translated by KuroInfinity at slothtranslationsblog.com

*Liam calls Rosetta ‘Choroin’– a combination of easy(choroi) and heroine, which is a term used for love interests(usually female), that fall in love super-easily, or tsundere-type characters who act tough but give in to the slightest of pushes.

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42 thoughts on “Epilogue

    1. I just wake up on 3 am from kind od nightmare dream and see this update make my sleepyness gone. So it should be guide work. You got my gratitude guide, take that.

      Anyway, Thanks for the chapter!!

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    1. Since he has several extremely competitive knights, and they all think he’d look down on backhanded methods, it’s going to create monsters.

      At least half his knights competing to be better than knights already stated to be top tier for the royal family. Willing to wager that after all the dueling and competing his knights core is going to be uncontested as the best.

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    2. Well it should make it clear that those twelve are equals so they can’t get better posts by removing the other.
      So I expect spaceball style giant advertising boards at the entrances to galaxies stating the next X galaxies are cleared of pirates by Tia. After that it will be boards stating the next X+1 galaxies are cleared by Marie. Then we get a board stating that Tia cleared the next X+1 galaxies in half the time it took Marie to clear the previous X+1, after which we get Marie cleared the next X+2 galaxies in the time it took Tia to clear those X+1. Repeat this pattern till a certain house accidentally dies due to those two competing.

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    3. Considering that the twelve knights of the round table is a very clear allusion to King Arthur’s knights, expect nothing less than extremely virtuous individuals performing great deeds in Liam’s name.

      At least until Liam dies and Tia(Arthur) tries to keep them together, but Marie(Lancelot) kidnaps Rosetta(Gwynevere), which in turn causes the collapse of the entire empire.

      Or… You know… It’s just a gag… And the similarities stop at the round table?

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  1. Awwww…. I was hoping for a Rosetta POV moment instead of Tia.

    However, since she’s clearly in “I’m in love and I love looove LOOOOOOVE IT!” mode, I’d probably die from the sugar overdose.

    I’d settle for a POV from any of her former bullies on her ‘Steel Bitch’ to ‘Fairy Tale Princess has met Prince Charming’ transformation.

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    1. “You think your hate makes you powerful, Nero? Well, our friendship makes us more powerful, all of us together.

      Then with my full Cosmo, I can blow it all away! Phoenix Rising! …Impossible.

      Deflected only with his palm?!

      This is the power of friendship! Pegasus Ryu-Sei-Ken! Ryu-Sei-Ken is taking Magnus’s power.
      Such Cosmo! So this is the power of friendship.”

      … Is Liam supposed to be Nero, and the guide is the mysterious man?

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  2. Thanks for the chapter~ if he’s gonna do the round table does that mean he’s gonna be king Arthur? Well it’d kind of fit considering he seems to own some sort of legendary sword, im actually curious about its origin… kinda wanted to read from Rosettas pov to learn about what was going through her head during the engagement ceremony…..

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  3. I see, by having elite knights the twelve will be forced to compete among themselves, generating a constant state of improvement while the regular knights will receive an order to adhere to, much insightful, very calculative, too Liam-like

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  4. I just realized that we’ll get a twist ending to this.
    Liam dies of old age being adored and all that by the subjects of his empire. Meets the guide who is at that point almost frothing insane. Then an offhand remark during the profuse thanking will get the guide to rant about how Liam spectacularly failed in being an evil overlord, despite all the guide attempts to get him in that position so he could watch and bathe in Liams desperation as Liams ambitions would fall into ruins around him.
    This shocks Liam so greatly that the amount of desperation released at that moment empowers the guide to the point that s(he)/it gets promoted.

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  5. I actually really like Liams 4 demon lords idea. It would definitely fit in with his ‘evil lord’ image and is less of an excessive amount compared to 12 knights.

    Those 4 would then be able to control the different parts of his knight order separately and maybe patrol different quadrants of his territory.

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  6. Guess you can’t abandon Rosetta at this point, you super evil overlord you. For all you flustering about evil this and evil that, the most evil things you’ve done are cleaning out corrupt nobles and hiring Wallace. Rosetta is the perfect wife for such an evil maniac such as yourself. 😉

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  7. Competition seems fierce in the Banfield House’s knight order… it’s like a gathering of thugs trying to one-up each other whenever there’s chance.
    And yeeah, as underling Wallace is totally out of place here. I don’t think he even realizes his status as underling.

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  8. I hope Rosetta does not become one of those girls who gets manipulated by misconceptions and ideas and thinks doing certain things will help her Husband.
    I think Liam should bring out the rope and do some S&M on Rosetta, this will be a way to actually draw a line on how he thinks of her. This will also prove if she is tricking him or if she is sincere.
    I’m waiting for when Wallace betrays Liam and gets killed for it, thus bringing the royal families involved. Wallace in my book is bad character and I don’t like it when he opens his mouth to say anything. To me he is a scumbag character.
    Kuro is he a real character or one of those side characters we don’t have to pay attention too?

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  9. Umm just little correction, is not in the raw author referred rosetta as choroin(チョロイン) which refer to (generally female) love interests who fall for the MC super easily, or tsundere type characters who act tough but give in at the slightest prodding. U can check the article about choroin that i found on google in here https://tl-notes.tumblr.com/post/156576309636/kobayashis-maid-dragon-episode-1-notes
    & thank you for chapter

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  10. It is just a cultural miss-understanding because he comes from a more stable/modern democratic society in his previous life. He was going for evil overlord. An overlord is still rightful ruler, but does so with an iron fist. He thinks heavy taxing, beheading political enemies and behaving as dictator scares people. But fuedalism is survival of the fittest, the lord was tasked to control territory, which in most modern countries is considered evil. But in this world the evil architype Vlad the Impaler, Sheriff of Nottingham/Prince John villainous types are considered “good” if they spend money on military.

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