The noisy clopping sounds.
Dosen, that got the permission of Gale, took 5 squads of cavalrymen from the first to the fifth squad.
These soldiers heard the story of the kids, and gave up on their resting time.
When they first heard that a novice newcomer from the spearmen squad took the role of guide, they got preoccupied.
‘Will he be able to ride a horse properly?’
However, it was in vain.
‘Is he really an 18 year old newcomer soldier?’
The gazes of the soldiers fell in the back of Roan that was in front of them.
‘It’s a lie, right? It seems like he rides the horse better than us?’
‘What kind of spearman rides the horse better than those from the cavalry?’
The soldiers from the cavalry truly admired him.
They sticked their chests closer to the horse and kicked the horse.
A noise that shakes the earth and a rough recoil.
A hundred cavalrymen ride across the plain.
Roan guessed where the Hotton village should be, based on the Trum village he knew.
‘She said that Trum village was in the east of Hotton village.’
If Ria’s words were true, then there was only one place where Hotton village could be located.
A humble zone located near the entrance of Pedian’s plain.
‘There’s nothing more important than water.’
Roan bit his lower lip and kicked the horse.
The west wind that blew freshly made him feel like it was rubbing his back.
‘Our destination isn’t Hotton village, but the middle point of Hotton village and Trum village.’
If it was according to Gale’s, Dosen’s and his guesses, then the guys that attacked Hotton village would be going to Trum village.
‘If my memories don’t fail me, there should be a thick forest in the west of trum village.
Roan’s eyes shone and asked for light.
‘To rescue the villages people safely……..’
He bit his lower lips and pulled the reins.
The head of the horse turns to the east.
Dosen, and the cavalrymen that were following behind him, also pull the reins.
And there was no one that put on weird faces.
‘It seems like in front of here, are those bastards.’
They trusted Roan.
No, they could only do so.
Because they didn’t even know to what kind of place they were going to.
The chase continued for a long while.
After they passed the bushes that were as tall as their waist, some small hills and a small and big forest appeared.
The cavalrymen ran through the thick forest roughly.
Then, Roan that was charging in fiercely, pulled the reins and lessened the speed.
He, who completely stopped, turned back to look at Dosen.
Dosen approached him while still being on top of the horse.
Roan pointed to a hill that was outside of the forest.
“It seems like we have caught the tail of those guys.”
A low exclamation flows.
“We finally caught them.”
The place Roan pointed to.
There were the bastards they wanted to see that much.
Dosen made hand signs to the soldiers that were behind him, and dismounted the horse.
They tied the horses in the trees behind them and hid on some big bushes.
“There are about 50.”
At Dosen’s words, the 1st squad commander Karon frowned.
“There are about 100 caught people. It seems like they are slave merchants.”
The 2nd squad commander Pierson, clenched his fists.
“And it doesn’t seem like the only attacked village was Hotton village.”
At his words, everyone nodded.
Dosen’s face became dark.
“If we just attack them like this, the villages people will be in danger.”
There was also some probability that those guys would run leaving the villages people behind. But there also were opposite cases.
Where they threaten the lives of the villages people and they can’t do a thing.
“Is there a method to rescue the villages people safely?”
Dosen asked while looking at everyone else.
However, among the hundred plus soldiers, no one named a clear plan.
In that while, the slave merchants disappeared to the other side of the hill.
Then, Roan carefully raised his hand.
‘It’s you again?’
Dosen looked at Roan.
Every time they got pushed in a difficult situation, this guy came up.
In the investigation of Ale gorge, the battle against the goblin army. And this time too.
‘The results were good.’
Now that the situation turned out like this, he could expect something.
“Yeah. It seems like you have a good method?”
“I don’t know if it’s good, but I do have something.”
Dosen was prepared to listen.
And all the other cavalrymen also listened attentively.
Roan took in some breath and continued to say with a calm voice.
“There’s a huge forest in the west of Trum village. It’s a forest with a lot of trees. We reach there before them and ambush them.”
Dosen frowned and asked back.
“Yes. We hide in the forest and when the slave merchants appear, we make a surprise attack and cut in the middle of the villages people and them.”
It was a good strategy.
If it turned out that way, they could save the lives of the villages people and also kill the slave merchants.
However, there was a big problem.
“It’s a good strategy. However, will we be able to reach the forest before them?”
There was only one road.
To overtake them was impossible.
At Dosen’s words, every cavalrymen looked at Roan.
Roan drew in the floor with a branch.
First, he drew two circles.
“The left circle is Hotton village, and the right one is Trum village. Our position is here, and those bastards position is here.”
Roan made two points between the two circles.
The slave merchants were certainly nearer to Trum village.
“If you look at it this way, it certainly seems like they can reach Trum village in an instant. But actually, they can’t.”
Roan drew a horizontal line between Hotton village and Trum village.
“It’s the Abyl stream. Although it is humble, it’s quite wide and deep, so it’s impossible to cross it.”
The made a point in the lower side of the horizontal line.
“There’s a bridge in here. They will cross this bridge and go to Trum village. It’s a road that is quite long.
“That’s the only road that leads to Trum village?”
At his words, Roan smiled and nodded.
“Most only know about that road.”
At that moment, Dosen’s eyes shine.
“What you are saying right now, sounds like you know of another road.”
Roan looked at Dosen’s eyes and replied.
“Yes. I know of another road. And a much faster one at that.”
At that moment, everyone’s faces brighten.
“Good! Then it won’t be a problem to overtake those bastards!”
“We will be able to ambush them.”
The cavalry men clench their fists and like it.
‘What’s the identity of this guy?’
Dosen got surprised once again.
This region was one that he, and even commander Gale was unfamiliar with.
But for an 18 year old newcomer soldier that just finished his training to know of a shortcut.
‘As far as I know, this guy isn’t even from this region……..’
The more he knew about him, the more surprises he got.
‘I will have to properly talk with him.’
A feeling he was hiding something from him.
He was really curious, but right now, he didn’t have the leisure to ask him that.
‘First, let’s save the villages people.’
They had to take care of the slave merchants first.
The thing with Roan came after that.
“Fine. Take lead.”
Dosen stood up and grabbed the reins.
Roan replied and at the same time, all of the cavalrymen got on the horse.
The horses weren’t heading to the east, but to the north.
As soon as they got out of the forest, a big hill appeared.
Roan hit the horse and ran towards the hill.
The opposite direction to where the slave merchants were heading to.
‘There’s a shortcut here.’
Dosen and the cavalrymen stick their chests closer to the horse.
The hundred soldiers run while cutting through the air.
After they ran for a while, the scenery changed.
The hill disappeared, and a fresh course of a river appeared.
Roan pulled the reins and got in front of the flowing water.
“It’s the Abyl stream.”
Dosen that approached him said.
“I would believe it if it was a river.”
He looked at his surroundings and said.
“Where’s the shortcut?”
Roan pointed towards the Abyl stream with a calm face.
He said something they didn’t want to hear, nor want to believe.
“We will cross this Abyl stream.”
< Travias spear (3) > End
Translator’s note: Thanks for reading!
Translator : Subak