I Am the Monarch – Chapter 200: Sudden Change (6)


T/n: “Viscount Sith Wiggins” on ch. 119 and 126 have been corrected to “baron Sith Wiggins”.

Update: Ch. 201~6 will be delayed by a day in order to publish them together at once.


Chang! Chajang! Chang!

Sparks flew together with metallic sounds.

“Damn it! Have you forgotten our promise?!”
“That’s what I want to say!”

Two young nobles wearing brilliant armors shouted while putting their swords against each other.
Their faces were completely twisted with a feeling of betrayal and rage.

“Us 12 Hatchlings decided not to divide even if the princes we each support are different! We said we’ll stay loyal to the kingdom regardless of whoever becomes the crowned prince!”
“That’s what I said!”

The two young nobles were both members of the 12 Hatchlings.
Two whose friendship was quite deep even though the princes they supported were different.
But as the throne succession war began, they ultimately became a pair whom pointed their swords at each other.

Chang! Chajang! Chang!

The sound of metal noisily rang.

“Uuak!”
“Kuuk!”

Around them, soldiers fell down together with throes of death.

“Damn it! Just how did this happen!”
“Kuuk!”

The two young nobles poured out their frustrations towards each other.
The gazes that glared were full of resentments.

“Die!”
“Die!”

Tat!

The two nobles simultaneously kicked the ground and rushed towards each other.

Ssskuk!

A horrifying sound.
The two sets of swords pierced each other’s chests.
An appearance of leaning against each other and not even able to fall down.

“Gurruk. Thi, this isn’t the world we dreamt of…… kuuk.”
“Our dreams have become ashen…… kuk!”

The lights disappeared from the two people’s eyes.
A simultaneous death.
The young nobles who dreamt of a bright dream for their kingdom amiably crossed the river of death.
But even so, it wasn’t as if the 12 Hatchlings was disbanded.
They were still the kingdom’s future and dream.
It was an excellent sprout that could easily blossom a bud as long as there was a good land.
A good land.
In the Rinse Kingdom, there still was a good land left that one could place their hopes on.

******

Squelch. Squelch.

Drops of water jumped up every time a step moved.
A dreadful downpour pouring almost hard enough to be difficult to distinguish an inch in front.

“Block them!”
“Kuhuk!”

Different shouts clashed.
Soldiers of crimson armor and soldiers of rusted iron armor.
Piercing through the rain streaks, the two forces violently crashed.
The war situation flowed very one-sidedly.
The soldiers wearing crimson armor climbed over the soldiers of rusted iron armor and were attacking the solid castle wall.

“Hook the ladders!”
“Attack! Attack!”

The ones standing at the vanguard and encouraging the soldiers.
Amongst them, there was a young man who was massacring the enemy soldiers while slantly holding a black spear.
Roan Lancephil the Crimson Ghost.
Fluttering his crimson cloak, he was ruling over the battlefield.

Ssskuk! Sssguk!

With frightening sounds, the soldiers’ bodies were cut apart.

“That man is Roan Lancephil!”
“It’s Count Lancephil!”
“Catch him! Kill him!”

Few soldiers recognized Roan and recklessly pounced.
Roan lightly stamped his feet and soared up into the air.

Shwaaak!

The violently falling rain streaks scattered in every direction.
Although his armor and cloak were crimson, the color of the mana flowing along the Travias Spear was closer to azure.

Shwaaak!

The rain streaks flowed along the spearhead.
No, the rain streaks became one giant stream of water and wrapped around the enemy soldiers.
Right now, Roan wasn’t using the Flamdor Mana Technique but the Lancephil Mana Technique.
Pulling up the Spirit King’s Tear, the water energy that was wrapped around his mana hole, he controlled the streaks of rain.
His appearance seemed almost like a god of water, a knight of water.

Kwakang!

With an explosive sound, the water stream tore the earth apart.

“Kuak!”
“Kuk!”

Each time, not only the soldiers but even the ordinary knights couldn’t endure and were thrown in every direction.

“Huu.”

A short sigh twisted through the thinly open lips and flowed out.
For a moment, an odd silence fell down.
Roan’s gaze headed towards the solid castle located inside the rain.
The strategic key point that connected the North and South, the Nix Castle.
It was a place that was definitely needed to all Simon, Tommy, and Kallum.
Due to that, it was also a place that actually switched its owner more than ten times since the throne succession war began.
A castle wall where tens of ladders and ropes were hanged.
And the sight of Lancephil Legion’s soldiers climbing that castle wall.

Tat!

Roan kicked off the ground and ran towards the castle wall.
A sight of racing through the falling rain streaks.

Ssskuk! Sssguk!

The Travias spear moved as if dancing.

“Kuuk!”
“Kuk!”

Every time, the enemy soldiers’ waists were bisected along with the streaks of rain.
In no time, the castle wall was right in front of his nose.

Uddk!

Twisting his wrist, he poured in his mana.

Paat!

The Travias Spear, with a rapid speed, elongated.
The end of the spear handle dug in below the castle wall.
Simultaneously.

Tuung!

Roan soaring into the air as if flicked together with a weighty sound.

“Oh!”
“Waaaah!”

The Lancephil Legion’s soldiers who were attacking the castle wall widely opened their eyes as they exclaimed.
The Roan reflected on their eyes wasn’t a human but a god of war.

‘Kinis!’

Roan, as he gained balance in the air, called out to Kinis.

[You only look for me at times like this!]

Soon, Kinis flew in front of his eyes and dizzily moved her hands.

Tung! Tuung!

Below Roan’s feet, big and small clumps of water were created.

Pabat!

Lightly stepping on them, Roan jumped down on top of castle wall.

Boom!

A completely crouched look.
Together with a boom, footprints were stamped on top of the castle wall.
Simultaneously, a whirlwind arose around Roan.
The torrent, which had been falling hard enough to be difficult to distinguish an inch in front, roundly curved and burst out towards every direction.

“Kuuk!”
“Just what!”

The enemy soldiers who were occupying the top of the castle wall clenched their teeth at the squall strong enough to be pushed back.
Roan straightened his crouched body and formed a faint smile.

“Now……”

A quiet but powerful voice.

“There is no place for you bastards here in the Nix Castle.”

With his wrists spinning, the Travias Spear began to draw a circle.

Ssweaaak!

The spearhead split the air.

Ssskuk! Sssguk!

With horrifying sounds, the soldiers’ limbs were cut off.
Following behind, Roan’s cold voice fell on top of the castle wall.

“All of you disappear.”

*****

“The supplying was resolved without a problem, sir.”
“As expected of Sir Clay.”
“You are easily executing difficult missions the instant you returned to the front.”

Words of praises poured down from everywhere.
The young man whose eyes were very thin and long, Clay faintly smiled and shook his head.

“That isn’t so. This is all thanks to everyone helping me. I look forwards to working with everyone from now on as well.”

A truly humble look unbeseeming of him.

“We look forwards to working with you as well, sir.”

Soon, numerous administrators took the bundles of documents and exited the office.
Clay, who was left alone, checked over the major documents for a moment and then stood up from his seat.
Outside a window, thick streaks of rain were visible.

“Everyone must be tired because of the harsh weather.”

It certainly was a worrying tone, but his expression was greatly peculiar.

‘Is it the tenth day after returning to the front……’

It was a return after a year since having fallen down to bottom rank administrator after taking responsibility of spying and monitoring Roan.
A situation where Roan along with Count Lancephil House’s core members were all participating in the throne succession war.
Roan left the important duty of County’s housekeeping together with supplying the legion.
Clay, in merely ten days, had perfectly executed the supplying mission that was the conundrum amongst conundrums.
An appearance efficient enough for the stories calling him the Lancephil’s God Brain would flow out.

“It truly was a boring and disappointing one year……”

A voice holding a deep regret.
On the coldly sunken eyes, waging waves were blowing.

‘My lord. Do you now trust me?’

It took exactly one year of time.
A truly regrettable time for Clay.
He, while passing that time, thought and pondered of many things and raised various schemes.

‘I have awaited just this moment.’

An odd smile hanged on his mouth.
Clay shallowly breathed and lightly shook his right hand.

Meow. Meow.

Soon, two cats showed up.
Brushing their heads, Clay murmured unintelligible words for a while.
After who knew how long.

“I entrust it to you.”

Quietly whispering voice.

Meow.

The cats bowed their heads once, then soon exited out of the office.
Clay breathed in deeply and closed his eyes.

‘My lord. This time is my turn.’

His chest violently races.

‘This time, my lord start again from the very bottom.’

The smile hanging on the tips of his mouth became much deeper.

‘Cats, I entrust it to you.’

If only the cats arrive as planned, the things would be easily resolved.
Knowing or perhaps not knowing Clay’s such wish, the cats that exited out of the office tenderly acted at each other as if they were lovers and moved their steps.
Passing through a dark corridor and going out of the lord’s castle, they then flew themselves into a small garden.
Looks of busily moving their steps without minding even the falling rain streaks.
It was when they passed through the garden and were right before entering into the Mediasis Castle’s town.

“Our kittens. Where are you going so urgently when it’s raining like this?”

Together with a sweet and beautiful voice, a woman deeply wearing a black hood blocked the front of the cats.
Soon, three more people who also deeply wore black hoods appeared behind her.

“They’re the druid’s cats.”
“As expected, it’s as we predicted.”
“For now, should we move our hands before the human called Clay notices?”
“Yes. That should be good.”

Incomprehensible words.
Soon, one amongst those who deeply wore black hoods stepped up and dizzily moved his hands.
Suddenly, an emerald light flashed.

Meow.

The cats quietly cried at the light that gently wrapped around them, then soon quietly fell asleep.

“Hhm. The human called Clay, he certainly must be smart. The druid’s spell is more impressive than I had thought.”

The one who waved his hands before spoke with a surprised voice.
At those words, the one who appeared the very first took off her hood and shook her head.

“Even so, it should be a human’s level.”

The face that appeared below the streaks of rain.
It was a face almost unbelievably beautiful.
Clear skin, large eyes, crimson lips……
But the things most shocking were the pointed ears located below the sublime hair that green and gold colors seemed to be mixed in.
Soon following, the ones standing behind all took off their hoods.
They were all without exception beautiful and handsome men and women.
No, to be exact, they weren’t humans.
Elves.
They, who had disappeared after the Great War with the humans, had shown up in the garden of the Mediasis Castle’s lord’s castle.
One of the elves hugged the cats that had fallen asleep.

“Like how our queen and Sir Count Lancephil said, it seems the human called Clay was planning on making a deal with Duke Bradley Webster.”

The words she whispered while brushing the cat’s head was truly incredible.
However, the elves faintly smiled without a single look of surprise and nodded their heads.

“It’s as expected.”
“Then shall we move as Sir Count Lancephil mapped out?”
“We’ll have to do so.”

The elf who was hugging the cat cheerfully smiled and nodded her head.
An emerald light flowed up from her palms and enveloped the cats.

Meow.

The cats that were asleep quietly cried and woke up.
They rubbed their faces on the back of the elf’s hand, then soon lightly jumped and ran towards the Mediasis Castle’s town.
The elves, watching the cats getting far away, made faint smiles.
A sight so impossibly beautiful that it instead looked unrealistic.
They once again deeply pulled down their hood and hid themselves in a place deep inside the garden.
There still were works left that they must do.

*****

“Eh?! Coronation Ceremony your highness?”

Viscount Tio and the numerous nobles shouted with shocked expressions.
The spot their gazes met was the conference hall’s head seat, at Simon Rinse who was resting his body against a giant chair.
Simon tilted his head with an expression that seemed to ask ‘why are you so surprised’.

“I have already quelled more than half of the kingdom. Furthermore, Count Lancephil has calmed the northeastern border and has entered the war. Tommy and Kallum too won’t be able to hold on anymore.”

With his hands clasped together, he added on with a cold light in his eyes.

“So I think that it is proper to now climb onto the throne and exercise the king’s rights domestically and internationally…… is this not so?”

At those words, numerous nobles awkwardly smiled and lowered their heads.
At that moment, Tio, who was closest by, answered in a cautious voice.

“As your highness has said, it is correct that we have a hold on the victory of throne succession war. But the powers who follow Prince Tommy and Prince Kallum still aren’t insignificant. So please wait a……”

When his words had reached about that point.

“Would Tommy or Kallum not fool around any further and kneel down only when I become a king? Since pointing their swords even after I climb to the throne would be a treason.”

Simon creased his forehead.
Murkily, an enraged look peaked up.

‘Again……’

Tio tightly clenched his teeth.
As the time passed and passed on, Simon couldn’t properly control his emotions.

‘We need the God’s Medicine.’

His heart was urgent.
The thing Simon needed now wasn’t a coronation ceremony but the Holy Palace’s God’s Medicine.
But the methods to obtain the God’s Medicine were remote in its own way.
He had placed his hopes on Io, but he was currently arrested in the Holy Palace.
The only one left was Duke Bradley Webster.

‘But the situation is where Sir Duke Webster too is occupied with the throne succession war…… furthermore, the relationship between the prince and Sir Duke isn’t like before……’

The inside of his head became complicated.
At that moment.

“My intent is fixed. Immediately prepare a coronation ceremony.”

Simon made the decision with a fiercely flushed face.
At that moment, the head of the 12 Hatchlings and a baron of the Kingdom, Sith Wiggins stepped forwards. 1

“Your highness the Prince. Because the whereabouts of royal family’s crest and the national seal are unknown, I judge that it is somewhat impossible to hold the coronation ceremony. Rather, I believe officially holding the ceremony and rising to the throne after the war ends and searching for the crest and the national seal is……”

With a soft voice, Sith raised a remonstration to Simon.
Of course, Simon did not like that.

“Stop!”

In the end, a roar mixed with fury exploded out.
He immediately stood up from his seat and stepped towards Sith.

Gulp.

Everyone gulped dryly with nervous expressions.
But only one person.
Only Sith was looking at Simon with composed expression.

‘If I die here, that too must be my fate.’

His heart rapidly jumped.
Simon, who arrived right in front of his nose in no time, fiercely glared with his eyes.

“Sith Wiggins.”
“Yes. My Prince.”

An explosive situation.
Tio, in preparation for the unlikely situation, was closely up on Simon’s back.

‘Baron Wiggins is an important talent.’

The achievements he had raised until now also weren’t insignificant.
Simon quietly glared at Sith, then slowly raised his right hand.
An appearance of having tightly clenched his fist.

“I am Rinse Kingdom’s First Prince and the one most fitting to the honorable and glorious throne. Is that wrong?”
“No, your highness. But a coronation ceremony is……”
“Enough!”

Simon once again roared.
He slowly undid the fist he clenched and turned his back.

“Immediately disappear from in front of my eyes.”

Simon was barely controlling his rage.
If he had completely lost his sanity and was caught by madness, he would have immediately cut Sith’s neck.
Sith quietly stood and stared at Simon’s back.
It was the appearance that he had looked at all these times until now and followed.

‘Prince……’

Sith deeply breathed in.
Tio, from the opposite side, signaled to him with his eyes.
Meaning to leave for now.

‘Huu.’

A long sigh naturally flowed out.
Sith, facing Simon’s back, bowed at his waist.

“I will go now, your highness.”

Simon had no particular reaction.
Sith, tightly clenching his teeth, exited out of the conference hall.
When he exited out of the door, Simon’s roar was heard.

“Immediately prepare the coronation ceremony!”

In the end, the situation flowed as Simon desired.

“Send out the invitations! Those who do not attend will all be deemed as enemies!”

The coronation ceremony that should have been sacred was scheduled to be colored with a bloody light.
Sith, moving his steps, spat out a long sigh.
The more he did so, his heart felt much more frustrated.
And exactly one month later, Simon’s coronation ceremony was held in the capital, Miller.
On the list of attendees……
Roan was not there.

< Sudden Change (6) > End.


Translator : CSV
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  1. corrected “viscount Sith Wiggins” to “baron Sith Wiggins on ch. 119 & 126

17 Replies to “I Am the Monarch – Chapter 200: Sudden Change (6)”

  1. 4 pencils

    If the elves moved, it seems Roan and Aily’s relation has taken another step forward…wait what was his original wifes’ name again?

    Thanks for the chapter 🙂

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    1. Leon

      His original wife is a commoner and the sister of one of the spearmen in his squad when he just return to the past. So no reader remember her name since she have no relation with roan at all now.

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  2. Darkos

    “A quiet but powerful voice” i’m getting tired of this sh’t… seriously… the merciful god thingy is getting annoying…

    if simon dies i’ll be very dissapointed at author it’s not even his fault that he acts like he acts, unlike kallum or tommy, hell kallum isn’t even THAT bad, he’s just an average royal… but they’re portraiting them as monsters while mc has his “shinning darkness” voice with his eyes than makes everyone cum and his aura that makes everyone piss… fuck off author, seriously!

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    1. Frozen Necromancer

      Sorry to say, but Simon is not exactly blameless. The corrupt mana technique only makes him quicker to anger and more impulsive. Simon’s basic personality has been this bad from the start. If you remember correctly, Simon was quite unpleasant with Roan at their first meeting with not sending an important message that can save the people just so that he can gain advantage over his brothers. And there’s also how he tries to match Roan with his sister so that he can make sure that Roan won’t betray him. Sure, he isn’t as bad as Tommy, but he’s still flawed. The only prince with good screw in his head is probably Kallum. And about Roan… he is the MC, what do you expect?

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      1. Darkos

        wth? if you even read properly you’ll find out that his mana comes from when he was a child, and wthx2 the corrupt mana ALTERS his personality, it doesn’t magnifies it, that why he turned into a lich king or something like that in his past life, is like the fire mana in roan made him a irritable (like the fire king who was a troublemaker bc of the fire technique as well) but got conveniently sealed by the spirit king, turning into the merciful hero god of cumming… it was even said that roan thought of him as a good king till the corrupt mana kicked in and made him misbehave, and his insane fixing to betrayal is bc he was betrayed in the past, making him insecure, but the corrupt mana turned insecurity to madness and paranoia, and like a big plus to that, the one who gave him that technique was his GRANDFATHER, as a CHILD… so he was been corrupted by the mana for YEARS now, so i think you need to remake your “facts” there…

        and hell i KNOW roan is mc, but do all mc get this kind of vibe? he turned from a dude who was believable to this producer of powerful whispers… you can see for example yu ilhan, the guy had a screwed personality from beginning to end, even if he was the strongest and the idol of millions, but roan transformed from a guy who had his limitations, which got angry, who had his flaws to this semi gary stu that can make counter plans to counter plans from the SMARTEST character in this novel so far, who looks into the soldiers from enemies and make them cum with his “profound and merciful” gaze, where his “presure” is so big that enemy generals feel their legs shake, what the fck? how did that even happended?

        and not to mention that while roan has the strangest rebirth EVER nobles are transformed to mutants who think of the ppl they rule as not even slaves but livestock, with EXTREMELY few exceptions at that, it’s like we got two diferent novels since the incident with the fox from istel kingdom

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        1. Frozen Necromancer

          I know it alters Simon’s personality. But you can see in earlier chapters that he wasn’t as horrible as he is now. As you said, he was a good king, but what is a good king? The answer varies. From this, we can say that Simon is at first a “good” person (since Roan doesn’t know Simon directly in his first live, we can’t 100% sure that this is accurate or not). Then what makes him bad? In the first life, it’s how he was betrayed. I personally think that it’s because of Webster’s plot, so that’s fine. But in this one, he became worse because of his ambition and jealousy of Roan. In the few chapters where we can look inside Simon’s mind, he increasingly tries to manipulate Roan, by trying to introduce his sister and other attempts, like what he did to Io, and what he planned to do to Aily. My point is, Roan doesn’t really knows about Simon personally. He can only see Simon from afar in his first live since he’s just a peon back then. In fact, if I remember correctly, there is a really early chapter, after Roan became a Baron, where Roan admitted that Simon isn’t as good in personality as he first thought. From here, we can only assume what’s Simon’s real personality, what’s just a face, and what’s twisted by the mana, especially since the mana is really slow in twisting Simon, evident from how long he needs to succumb to the effect, and really amplified, or amplifying?, by negative emotions, hence why Simon used to try to calm his emotions during his early appearance.

          It’s character developement. Roan is promoted from a normal to soldier until now he becomes a Count. True, the developement might be too fast and not completely believable, but remember that Roan is much much older than he looks. Like what they say, wisdom comes with age, and Roan has already lived two lives. And besides, Roan still did mistakes. Remember Clay? Remember the one-armed guy that I forget his name already? Even his support for Simon can also be said to be from Roan’s biased sentimentality for Simon from his first life. So I personally thinks that Roan still is quite believable, only that it’s been long since he made another mistake, but I guessed he learned from what he did so far.

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          1. Darkos

            well i would say you’re half right, mainly bc of this:

            1 if the age was the source of change, he should’ve been like since the very beginning, bc he has barely spent two or three years at most there, so he changin so drastically bc “he have lived two lives” makes no sense…

            2 he didn’t knew simon from before, bc he was a measly foot soldier, he didn’t even had the right to meet pierce who was a viscount AND his friend… he only came to know of him bc after he lost the throne race he went berserk and turned into the mad monarch who killed thousands of ppl, his first real impresion of him was in poskein lake on THIS life…

            3 simon is getting worse bccthe angrier he gets the faster the mana corrupts his brain, he might’ve lived a paceful life being praised and cared TILL the throne competition when his mana had the chance to take over, the first chance was wen the competition was announced, bc he thought he was the only one fit to be king… after that was only exponential corruption…

            4 simon doesn’t knows his gf betrayed him yet, and that will be a spectacle when he finds out, that if he isnt dead though…

            5 clay was not a mistake? what are you even talking about? a “mistake” would be if he didn’t find out and he got overthrown, or if he didn’t managed to rope him over, THAT would be a mistake, and a very factible, believable and interesting one at that, bc he’s the SMARTEST character on this novel, while roan should be a simple minded old soldier that only knows how to make plans with info and tactics from the past…

            5 william was NOT his mistake, he got like that bc of plot armor! he couldn’t kill his father, ok.. fine, but his father did that to him bc he couldn’t kill him? BS! if he went that far, killing him was actually a favor in their eyes! (and in would be an actual mistake then, and it would’ve given flavor, not the “he’s my man” bland shit we got) and he also got a VERY convenient chance to get a master which has a super technique you can only practice if you don’t have mana! how fcking convenient is THAT?

            6 simon has not “manipulated” him dude, when he tried to get him and his sister together, it’s called POLITICAL MARRIAGE and it was a common practice, it’s intended to earn mutual benefits, roan kids would have “royal blood” and simon would get a very powerful brother in law, which would support him “inconditionally”, and he tried to use io an aily as hostages bc of that, he’s too powerful and simon fears betrayal, and his mana makes him do more stupid decisions as time passes…

            roan really knows nothing of simon, that’s why he th8nks simon is a madman, and got his stupid idea of becoming king himself, i would’ve liked he got to be a “monarch” in another fashion, but we got this gary stu scenario, pretty disappointing if you ask me

          2. Frozen Necromancer

            True, your argument is sound. But the truth is, we don’t know about the last fact. We know that Roan doesn’t attend the coronation ceremony, but will he outright state that he will become King? Only next chapters will tell. Who knows, maybe it’s Aily that gets the throne.

          3. Darkos

            yeah, you’re right, but the setting makes it very likely for that to happen, i mean, simon is currently crazed bc of the coronation, and he would deem anyone who doesn’t attend as enemy, and currently he has aily as a target, so it’s not hard to assume he’ll attack her, thus making roan hate him, aily probably won’t die though, she’s too op… but the damage will be done, roan will come and most likely kill him, or imprisson him in the best case scenario, but he probably won’t bc he knows simon will turn into a lich, then coupled with the few pointers we got from “they want my lord to be the savior” and duke webster plot to overthrow the royal family (which aily is part of), probably his family (webster) wont be the one replacing them, but roan, the “hero(god of cumming salvation)”…

            i really REALLY hope i’m wrong there, but i’ve lost hope as of now… sigh… we can just wait and see…

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