Female Warrior Prologue V2C2: Number, 2, Divergence

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Female Warrior Prologue Volume 2: The Number is Twelve

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


Chapter 2: Number, 2, Divergence – translated by raylight

When asking for rooms at the inn, Carol had originally wanted to get two rooms. However, she hadn’t expected that upon opening her wallet, she would find that they probably wouldn’t have money for dinner if she really booked two.

Carol hesitated for a moment, but that was not because she had apprehensions regarding people of opposite genders sharing a room. They had basically slept in the same tent for the past month. It was just that Silvie was simply too noisy. Sleeping in separate rooms at night would be the only way to avoid hearing his voice.

“One room is enough.” In the end, she reluctantly asked for a single room. In the end, tonight’s rest won’t be a very quiet one.

She turned around and walked back to their table, but upon seeing Silvie look around excitedly, his mouth already open in preparation to start talking, Carol had only one feeling. It is high time to start doing missions to earn money.

“Carol! We haven’t come into a city for almost a month! Why did you suddenly want to enter one?” Silvie asked excitedly, “Are we going to look for evil-doers, capture them, and make them forsake evil and return to the right path? Just like the last time with the city lord!?”

Forsake evil and return to the right path? Carol shot a glance at Silvie, and then said indifferently, “I’m not looking for evil-doers or whatever intentionally. It was just that countless soldiers had used their lives to protect this country, thus at that time when I saw that this country had areas of corruption, I just wanted to take action and excise that corruption. Also, it is ‘excising evil,’ not forsaking evil or whatever and returning them to the right path!”

Silvie received a shock when he heard her. “Excising them? You mean to say… Killing them? B-but some people perhaps aren’t that evil, and as long as you talk to them properly, they might change for the better!”

Carol gave a cold laugh and replied, “Just like the city lord before who was selling slaves in private? Once the operation fell through and was exposed, he was even prepared to murder someone who carried a white rose insignia to prevent the secret from being divulged. Don’t tell me that you seriously believed that he would change for the better?”

“He might have!” Unexpectedly, Silvie said this as though it was a matter of fact. “He thought that he would be sentenced to death! For the sake of living, that’s why he would do such a thing!”

“It’s not ‘thought,’ it’s a fact. Once the fact that he was selling slaves in private was exposed, he would certainly die, no doubt about it.”

“What?” Silvie’s eyes widened, and he exclaimed, “He would be sentenced to death?”

“Sentenced to hang, that’s the kind of penalty it would be,” was Carol’s clear-cut reply.

Silvie’s eyes opened even wider, and he trembled as he said, “Why must he be killed? Perhaps he might change for the better… If he is killed, he would never be able to amend his ways.”

“For the sake of this ‘perhaps,’ how many more deaths would occur?” Carol coldly said, “Without a harsh enough penalty, how would we stop the rest of the populace from selling slaves in private as well? If the crime of selling slaves in private were to spread, how many people do you think would suffer from it? You were also once a victim of it, weren’t you? If it weren’t for me, you would already have the mark of a slave branded on your body!”

Silvie muttered in a small voice, “But even if one was sold as a slave, at least they are still alive. Is this not so? As long as one still lives, hope exists.”

Carol frowned, but did not say anything more. She unconcernedly said, “Order some dishes! There isn’t much money left, so you’re not allowed to order wine.”

Hearing about this prohibition, Silvie just could not accept it and began complaining, “I’m not a drunkard! I rarely drink!”

Carol did not quite believe him. “Last time, didn’t you very happily drink wine worth one silver ducat?”

“That’s because I hadn’t been drinking in a long time!” Silvie hurriedly explained, “The last time I had gone drinking was after I had buried teacher LL!”

After he finished speaking, he saw Carol’s face darken, and immediately realized that he had made a mistake with his speech.

LL’s full name was Lorenzo Louis, and he had possessed the white rose insignia that was personally bestowed upon him by the Holy King. As the imperial bard, he was a past companion of Carol’s and was also Silvie’s teacher. However, he had died of illness two years ago. Carol had only learned of this a month ago and hadn’t even managed to meet him one last time.

Because of that, Carol had always been brooding about it. Especially since when the two of them had parted ways, LL had had a few misunderstandings about Carol, leaving the two of them with an unpleasant feeling in their hearts, an unpleasantness that she would now never be able to resolve.

At this moment, a waiter walked over and briskly asked, “What would you like to order?”

“Two plates of beef, a plate of bread, two bowls of soup, and two bottles of grape wine!” Carol ordered without any hesitation.

“And a cup of milk!” Silvie added in a hurry, and then he registered what Carol had ordered. He blinked, not understanding her actions as he asked, “Didn’t you say that we are not allowed to order wine?”

Carol coldly said, “I said that you are not allowed to order wine. Did I say that I couldn’t order it myself?”

Silvie was speechless. Though half of their money was earned through his singing, he still did not dare retort even once. Who had asked him to say something so imprudent just now anyways?

The dishes arrived rather quickly. The aroma of beef made Ohmygod instantly squirm out of Silvie’s embrace. Silvie cut up a piece of beef into several small pieces, and then put them into a small saucer together with the milk, so that Ohmygod could use his little mouth to swallow the food.

Raising a carnivorous slime was a very expensive proposition. Thankfully, Ohmygod’s food intake was not large, as a piece of beef and a cup of milk was enough for it to stay sated for two to three days.

Carol, on the other hand, grabbed a bottle of wine with one hand and started pouring it into a cup.

Originally, Silvie thought that Carol was going to drink it all herself, and would not leave even a single drop for him. He didn’t imagine that she would push the first cup of wine she finished pouring to him, saying, “Drink!”

Silvie received the wine cup, smiling as he said, “There’s also a portion for me?”

“There’s no point in drinking alone.” Carol also poured herself a cup of wine, which she drank in one go.

Compared to Carol’s boldness, Silvie drank in small sips. A cup of wine that was hardly considered big took him five to six mouthfuls to finish.

Carol shot a glance at Silvie. Though the latter’s face had turned red, he seemed to have neither reacted peculiarly, nor have the mannerisms of a drunken person. She immediately poured another cup for him.

Silvie’s eyes widened, and he quickly ate some food to fill his stomach before he dared continue drinking. Who knew that once he had finished his second cup, Carol would serve him a third cup… However, at this point, she herself had already drunk an entire bottle of wine.

“This won’t do!” Silvie waved his hands repeatedly, declining the offer. “I can only drink two cups, and absolutely cannot drink a third one!”

“Drink only two cups?” Carol seemed to be a bit impatient as she said, “What kind of a stupid rule is that? Did LL set something like that for you again? Now that he has passed away early, don’t be so troublesome. Drink up!”

Holding the third cup of wine with both hands, Silvie pulled a long face. However, seeing that Carol’s face had already darkened, he did not dare say that he refused to drink. After a moment of hesitation, he clenched his teeth, and then raised his head and drank it all.

“That’s refreshing to see, much more becoming of a man!” Carol poured herself yet another cup of wine, then raised her head and gulped it down. After she finished her drink, she saw Silvie with his head still raised, not moving.

Seeing the situation, she raised an eyebrow… With a “Bang!” sound, Silvie collapsed on the table. His forehead had even struck the tabletop directly, making a loud sound.

Carol was stunned for a moment, and seeing that the other was not moving even an inch, she asked, “Silvie?”

Silvie did not stir at all.

“…”

Carol seemed to have a smile that was not quite a smile on her face as she talked to herself, “So he really could only drink two cups. He grasped his capacity for liquor far too precisely.”

After finishing the meat on the table, Carol carried a man slung over one shoulder, held their luggage and two loaves of bread with her other hand, and returned to the inn’s room. Afterward, she threw one person and one pet —or perhaps both of them were pets, one couldn’t say for sure— onto the bed.

After that, she grabbed her dark red cloak and draped it on, even making the hood hang low over her face, and subsequently walked out of the room heading towards the Adventurer’s Guild.

In truth, she did not actually have a habit of concealing her true identity. However, there were too many idiotic individuals in the world, and there were always people who wanted to stir up trouble. For example, calling her a sissy, insinuating that she was actually a female… Yup, that’s right, that is, insinuating that “she” was actually a female.

Did she look that much like a guy? She was only wearing pants, coupled with being a little flat-chested!

Wearing a skirt might perhaps improve this kind of situation. However, regarding the thing called a skirt, she had already cut her ties with it for nearly ten years. Wearing a skirt and moving around was simply too difficult, not to mention she would probably be treated as a transvestite and invite trouble.

From being suspected that I am actually a female to being suspected that I am actually a guy, both will invite trouble! Neither male nor female attire seem to fit. Carol was a little depressed upon thinking that.

Once she arrived at the Adventurer’s Guild, she immediately walked to the wall that was completely covered with mission requests.

For the past month, since she had received news of LL’s death, she truly had not been in the mood to do any missions, and had completely stopped undertaking them. The money that she originally had left was already not a lot, and the expenses of an additional person werealso of a considerable amount. Thankfully, Silvie could always rely on his singing to earn at least a bit of money, so they did not have to go so far as to cut themselves off from cooked meals. However, she could not keep relying on Silvie to earn money!

Carol looked to-and-fro for a suitable mission on the mission board. However, probably because of this city’s remote location, there weren’t many missions available. If the reward money was too low, the mission was hardly worth doing. The majority of the rest of the missions were bodyguard missions. She certainly had no interest in protecting anyone. Having one Silvie is enough!

After a tough time, she managed to pick a mission for gathering herbs, and the reward money was relatively high.

“So much money for gathering herbs?” Carol frowned, but after looking at the location where the herbs were approximately distributed, she understood why. It was in the utmost depths of a forest, and it was also very close to a certain xenophobic race’s territory.

Carol thought about it for a while, and then tore down that mission request. Turning around, three burly thugs stood in front of her, blocking her way. Just looking at their expressions, she knew that they did not just happen to be standing in her way.

There really are too many idiotic individuals in this world!

However, this time, Carol was not filled with impatience. That was because she just so happened to be in a pretty bad mood.

Her fists clenched.

55 Responses

  1. Holy crap. He is the first Sun Knight.

  2. ahhh…. now i know, Sun knight of the legend was truly can’t handle wine, & why he was also so forgiving for others, u’ve a heart that really too kind, silvie ^_^
    So, since when the generation of sun knight has the opposite personality of you, silvie? maybe they think,”it’s just too difficult to be you silvie,so even it’s just appearance, it’s okay…”
    hahahahahaha

  3. Thanks for the hard work as always! Loved this chapter! ^^

  4. So….. What I don’t quiet get is that “Is the SUN really unable to drink the third cup because he will get drunk or is there another untold factor to it”?

    Hmmm…

    • @angelimcx
      Chances are Grisia will kill Silvie on sight. He did make Grisia’s life a literal living hell.

  5. Wouldn’t it be great to have Sylvester meet Grisa ^^ (they’re so similar afterall… -.-)

  6. Thanks for the update. May I ask something????
    What is the xenophobic race’s?

  7. Kill them, Carol, kill them!!!
    Ah, so the part where the Sun knight drunk on 3 cups were actually true! hmm…
    Thank you very much for the update, PR!
    Just asking: why so long in the updates?
    Is it because: holiday, work, too few people?

    • School started. :3;; As for me personally, I also fell sick. And started a new job.

    • Sakura-Hyuga

      @[PR]lucathia

      Curse school! I’m currently buried in homework. *sob* Aww, I hope you get better soon! Don’t work too hard and try your best! FIGHT-O!

      P.S. Thanks so much PR! for this chapter! ^^

  8. ….. never though that thing is true… =_=… sun.. ohmygod!

  9. Jasae Bushae

    Carol~ your Judgment knight is showing~ ^^; Your going to give future generations a hard time with that ‘hang all the guilty who can’t be redeemed’ logic ^^;

  10. Xenophobic = fear of /hate for those that are not like them/not from same race, or area as them. So probably those plants are near a village that hates Foreigners ( i mean people not from that village ).

    But didn’t Silvie almost drink the 3’rd glass of wine in the in last time ? Must go recheck xD, i really thought he wanted to. And also didn’t see him blush that time .

  11. It seems to me that the God of Light aka OhMyGod was fond of Silvie who fed him :P

  12. ooooooooooooooooooh!!! we´ve got the very first Sun knight here! and Judgement Knight!!!!!uoooooooo!

    vampire butlers….really??????????? hahahahhaha

    thanks for the chapter!

  13. ~RenTheWitch~

    Its so cool to watch the root of all the legend!!!!~ toooootally love iiiiit

  14. Littke Writer

    Would the xenophobic race be the elves?
    I just…adore ohmygod and Silvie. Carol…is too awesome, and can’t wait till we meet the Earth knight.
    Thanks for the translations, PR!

  15. I wonder what happened to ohmygod after the first generation died out.. ?

  16. Wa-ha-ha-ha-ha.

    Laying on the ‘IT’S SUN!’ really thick, but not unpleasant.

    Keeping its status/future as the God of Light in mind, ‘put them into a small saucer together with the milk, so that Ohmygod could use his little mouth to swallow the food. ‘ is _adorable_.

    Wondering a little how the practice of each generation copying the last (down to their drinking mannerisms) got started, though it’s possible that won’t be written out.

    Still /really curious/ about whether Carol’s hair is black. *glee* (With Sun and Judgement at the top of the twelve/thirteen, all others arranged beneath them, it would really make sense… plus of course the ‘no interest in women’ part… oh, who am I kidding, her black eyes already have me convinced. Just looking forward to when Yu Wo starts rubbing it in with the hair the same way she is with the wine now. *joy*)

  17. Addendum to my comment above–Rather, especially convincing (also being rubbed in?), what’s happening right now is the classic conversation between Sun and Judgement! ‘The kind God of Light will forgive your sins’ and ‘The harsh God of Light will punish your sins’! Their differing preferred ways to deal with sinners are the picture-perfect template of the Sun and Judgement public positions! (So, yes, thoroughly convinced that Carol is Judgement. *joy*)

  18. “However, this time, Carol was not filled with impatience. That was because she just so happened to be in a pretty bad mood.

    Her fists clenched. ”

    Shouldn’t “impatience” be “patience” or “not filled” be “filled”?
    It doesn’t really make sense as is.

    • She didn’t have to become impatient because she was already upset to begin with. In other words, they didn’t upset her, they just happened to be there and demand a beating.

      So there is nothing wrong, although it sounds funny. (Yu Wo writes strange confusing things)

    • @[PR]dahlys
      Yeah, i understand Yu Wo wrote it like this but it makes it sound as if Carol Becomes more patient the worst her mood is O.o . Ehh i will get over it xD

  19. I would so want Ohmygod as a pet!! It would be so adorable XD
    And Carol is just going to kill them, nothing else there XD

  20. “However, this time, Carol was not filled with impatience. That was because she just so happened to be in a pretty bad mood.”

    This seems… contradictory? I feel that it should be ‘patience’ instead of ‘impatience’, to fit with the following words.

    Thanks for the great work PR! :) Looking forward to more!!

    • She didn’t have to become impatient because she was already upset to begin with. In other words, they didn’t upset her, they just happened to be there and demand a beating.

      So there is nothing wrong, although it sounds funny. (Yu Wo writes strange confusing things)

  21. Why, oh why is there no ohmygod in the later generations?

    • Sandal Hat

      @Kelly1127
      Ohmygod probably learned how to transform into a person and became the pope, after all nobody knows how old the pope is right?

    • @Sandal Hat
      That… actually makes sense with 1 little exception xD .
      In v2c4, after Grisia was manipulated into singing a very difficult song, he talks with the pope , about the king :

      “When you were conversing with him , did you act as though you were at odd ends with me, and really wanted to triumph over me?” I asked worriedly.

      “Of course.” The Pope shrugged his shoulders. “The image as per usual. The relationship between the Sanctuary of Light and the Holy Temple is turbulent, especially under the surface, and the Pope and the Sun Knight are both in open strife and veiled struggle… Do you want a cup of black tea?”

      Why would the God of Light if he is the pope, be in Open strife and Veiled struggle with the Holy knights, and sun Knight in particular ? O.o

      beside that question, i can wait to find out Why do the 12 holy Knights get a Pope that has power to give them orders xD . he doesn’t make sense to me, unless u tell me the 12 Holy knights somehow become under the holy Queen rule ? for some reason, ( she is a priestess, and as queen, could become Pope ) or, as your suggestion …he is Ohmygod O_O

    • NeoWarrior

      @Ayiana
      The first Pope must’ve been Carol’s sister, the Holy Queen. Because they are both “married” to the Holy King, and the Holy Queen is a priest (says so in sylvies song at the beginning).

      The Open strife is because of the marriage they both have with the king, and since he didn’t want one over the other, he threw them both at the Holy Temple and Holy Sanctuary (priests vs holy knights), while he continued his position as king.

      AKA: there is a possibility that Carol’s sister is an elf or half-elf since she was taken care of by Elves and given a name by them, but is obviously human (no way an elven woman would be flat-chested since they are known as beauties) {no offense here, I honestly prefer medium chested women, but it would be obvious that in that period of time volumptuous (large-chested) women are preferred}.

      Anyways, sister strife!

  22. Yay new update!!!
    Thank You PR!!! =D
    So he really is the first Sun Knight, and Carol must be the first Judgement Knight!
    Aw, poor guys, they don’t know who they are messing with XD

  23. What I’m really wondering about is the fair skin. Is Silvester really THAT fair skinned? After all the traveling? Because it doesn’t seem like he’s an albino…. I wonder if there’s a really funny story behind that one. Oh, and who do you think they’re going to find next? I’m hoping leaf, or at least someone strong enough to help Carol on missions outside of acting as a human shield.

  24. !!!!
    The first SUN really couldn’t drink wine… Hahahahahahahahahaha. Carol is soooo the Judgement Knight. Are we going to meet the first Leaf knight? Thanks for the translation! :D

    • Gohankuten

      @Chocolaty
      I have this feeling. It seems likely they going to run into elves next and elves are traditionally in fantasy portrayed as amazing archers so maybe we will meet the leaf knight next and the first leaf was actually an elf. Also pretty sure that one guy Silvester talked to in the slave place is gonna be a future knight just don’t know which knight.

  25. The doubts about Carol being the Judgment Knight are cleared.
    Can’t wait to see who is the next Knight!

    Thanks for the update!

  26. icekitty :3

    I’m not really sure where to post this, and I missed my main oppertunity to do so, but here is a question:

    What were the original chinese characters of Silvester’s name, and how were they shortened to sun (tai yang)? And when you guys (PR staff) translated the names, does the original name sound like Silvester Uriah Nate? I don’t see how anything with the characters for sun, or tai yang, could sound like that…

    • It was originally given as S.U.N. in the English alphabet by Yu Wo, and it is given directly to us as Silvester Uriah Nate by Yu Wo. In English!

      Here’s the section question. Silvester Uriah Nate is bolded. As you can see, Yu Wo very helpfully provided a translation in parentheses.

      席爾維斯特露出甜蜜得像塊蛋糕一樣膩人的笑容,說:「不跟著你都不行呀?那我真是沒辦法了,只好就跟著你了!請多多指教喔,凱羅爾,我叫做席爾維斯特‧尤瑞亞‧奈特(Silvester.Uriah.Nate),立志要成為世界上最偉大的吟遊詩人!」

      聽完那繞口的名字後,凱羅爾冷靜的說:「喔,太陽(S.U.N)啊?不錯,這名字很好記。」

    • @icekitty :3
      I had asked this in the proper place, the chapter where Silvester introduced himself to Carol, but it went unanswered, so, i appreciate a lot that you answered it here ^_^ .
      *Google translates and listens to the sounds* = Xí ěr wéi sī tè ‧ yóu ruì yǎ ‧ nài tè , which she shortens to Tai ya ng (sun), picking sounds from the beginning of his names xD . And his last name actually is Knight O_O

    • @Ayiana
      Correction to above xD . picking Last syllable of first name, and first syllable of second name and first of last name

  27. thanks for the update PR! made my day that much better ^^

  28. ohmygod is the sun god…. right? thats what i thought from the begining but then i get confused with comments i see and start to doubt >.>

  29. Carol is the female version of Ming Huang! Lol.
    Thank you.

  30. The combination of a xenophobic race and herbs just might be distantly related to Leaf Knight….
    There is at least one such race that are expert archers after all!

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