Chapter 4 : Below the Cloudy Sky

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It’s not like because I’m free, but currently, anyone except me can’t do diplomacy, so I went to send the letter.

The destination is to Habsburg royal family.

Riding [NTR-gou], I go straight to Habsburg Kingdom.

Because I put some spirit acting as a prince right now or because [NTR-gou] is right by my side, they actually let have an audience easily with the king.

Even though I don’t follow the process of diplomacy, there’s no messenger who can send letter faster than [NTR-gou], so it can’t be helped.

Handing a personal letter with dragon gunboat diplomacy, do they want to be a friend or not, you won’t know, right?

“Firstly, congratulations. Can I congratulate you like that? Congratulations, the former East Habsburg King, the current legitimate Habsburg Kingdom king, Your Majesty Ferdinand.”

Kneeling on one knee, l show my respect to His Majesty Ferdinand.

“That’s right. Just in case, I’m happy. Because I didn’t think I can achieve it in my generation. Because I didn’t do anything anyway.”

His Majesty Ferdinand didn’t resemble His Majesty Maximilian at all.

It must have been a long time since Habsburg kingdom split into east and west.

I can’t even sense any blood-relation at all.

“I haven’t even achieved anything at all so there’s nothing to praise, but I’ll gladly receive the compliments. Of course, I also think pleasantly of Prince Karl’s congratulation.”

“Thank you, Your Majesty.”

It’s not like I hold a resentment to His Majesty Ferdinand, but when I see him, I see him like His Majesty Maximilian, and so I feel irritated.

Today, I didn’t even feel like joking or even thinking about it.

“I didn’t think, Frank Empire would break the pact boldly like that, and took over West Habsburg Kingdom like that. No, it wasn’t taking over, it’s invading. Even though in the public I hold some hostility toward them, for a country that feels like your own sibling, to be destroyed by invasion. Actually, I feel sad.”

West Habsburg kingdom has, disappeared from this world.

Due to that, East Habsburg kingdom casted away their “East” title, and also they have been recognized as the legitimate Habsburg royal family.

The west royalty dies, the people become slaves, and their territory became Frank Empire’s possession.

Slavery isn’t patented by Vatican City State.

Frank Empire, Highland Kingdom, this Habsburg Kingdom, and the ruined West Habsburg Kingdom have it too.

And of course, my Grosse Kingdom too.

I protected West Habsburg Kingdom from the insects.

But, I didn’t protect it from humans. So they’re destroyed. I abandoned them. I let them die. I just let them be destroyed.

No, I incited them to be destroyed. Everything is for the sake of Grosse Kingdom. Tricking them, manipulating and guiding people, demi-human, and dragon, letting the people of other country fell into slavery.

I, Grosse Kingdom’s royalty, Third Prince Karl Gustav von Grosse, for the sake of myself, destroyed West Habsburg Kingdom.

To protect those I want to protect, I sacrificed His Majesty Maximilian and Princess Maria.

Let’s go back to the past for a bit.


Frank Empire army, just as planned, or maybe unexpectedly, brought 500,000 troops to West Habsburg and declared war.

What’s their motive? Well, it’s very irrational, and I remember it’s just like a child’s tantrum.

His Majesty Maximilian, ordered all the soldier who have been assembled completely to go back to Geneva, and he even involved the civilian in the town to prepare for that battle.

Because he has a way to postpone the battle, which is by waiting the barrier produced by my big sister Louise’s <Barrier> divine protection.

For that reason, His Majesty Maximilian called every soldier in his nation, from regular to volunteer soldier, to abandon the fortress and be prepared for the decisive battle.

Because if they were defeated, the whole nation will be slaves, so they all gathered into one…… there’s also some who ran away and also died…… but the preparation for the battle was in good order.

And then, two days after the war declaration, while Frank Empire army and West Habsburg Kingdom army were having a battle, I went to West Habsburg to declare war.

Precisely, it’s not me but the “The united kingdom of dragons, dwarves, and elves, United Kingdom of Alps”.

In this timing the demi-humans magnificently declare the founding of their nation, and then immediately declaring a war was something nobody would expect. Well, naturally.

And then, Karl the Third Prince, or the flat-faced baron is sitting down in negotiation with the Frank Empire.

Of course, as the interpreter for the United Kingdom’s founder, <Empress>.

During the negotiation, I have Nee-san to just randomly shout “Gyasu, gyasu”.

“We come to claim the land of our United Kingdom, including the Mont Blanc Mountain and the eastern Alps mountain range, and also the current land of West Habsburg from Bern to the east and north! We have lined the details on the map, please confirm it! Any army who trespass this land, we would take it as an invasion, so we will execute them at once! And we also have built castle walls over the border, so don’t ever think to step over it! Or else our dwarven, elven, and dragon army will attack your country! If you doubt this, look at the sky!”

That day, just like Leonhart-niisama I pointed at the sky.

<NTR-Gou> said “I’ll provide something tasty, so come with me for a bit” to invite hundreds other dragons from Alps mountain range to circle around the sky. Karl-san, you sure had it convenient.

To oppose this they need battle power over 5 million, probably? Not including those who can’t reach the sky with their swords and spears.

They won’t have any intention to fight, if it’s like this.

“In the first place, the land we demanded is in the territory of West Habsburg so we don’t even need your country’s affirmation, but to prevent any needless conflict we want to declare it to you. After your country has destroyed West Habsburg in Geneva, we don’t want you guys to misunderstand that is your land, don’t forget our advice. If you understand that, those who hold the highest position in the army should sign this treaty!!”

And then, after that we ask the haughty person who I caught together with Nee-san to convey what just I said, and finally the person who hold the highest position in the army come.

It’s been 20 days since that, isn’t it?

Imperial Princess-dono, as the chief executive you shouldn’t be too agitated.

Well, my big brother is like that too so I can’t say that though.

“I see. Truly, you really are someone who appears at unpleasant timing. Moreover, I didn’t expect you would bring this many dragons with you. No, in the first place, I didn’t even consider you would interfere suddenly.”

“Yes, I always thought about the timing. Really, I’m tired. Furthermore, there’s one thing need to be corrected, I got dragged by the dragon and came as interpreter. Don’t take it wrongly.”

These two days, she must be continuously fight in the frontline swinging around magic.

From the lovely young lady, smell of soot drift in the air.

Usually, there’s no time to mind this kind of nonsense.

His Majesty Maximilian fought dynamically in the front line.

But, since they saw dragons in the sky they won’t have time to cope with silly things.

“In this treaty of Frank Empire army and Alps United Kingdom army’s of Geneva’s Invasion united front, what do we gain?”

Time is valuable right?

So they started from the main question.

“The land from Geneva to Bern and slaves, and also the commodity owned by West Habsburg royal family and the nobles, this doesn’t include the things from the east of Bern. Because those things are already my country’s possession. And the dragons will breakthrough royal capital Geneva, and also support from the sky, to the extent of not turning the city into a scorched ruins.”

We don’t have any intent to offer the commodity left in the land from Zurich to Liechtenstein.

Those black mantises didn’t have any interest except towards meat after all, there are some gold and silver, and also jewels left behind.

“That, sure is alluring. So, what if we don’t sign the treaty?”

“First, all of you will die. And then, West Habsburg kingdom will perish too, and all of those land will be Alps United Kingdom possessions.”

All that war power we have are dancing in the sky.

They are just dancing, though.

“I see, if you guys rule the whole West Habsburg, does it not cross to your mind that my Frank Empire army will come attacking?”

“After we rule them all, we plan to form a military alliance with Grosse Kingdom. Furthermore, Grosse Kingdom is tied by military alliance with Prussia Kingdom in the north, so for the territory of West Habsburg, an all-out war from these three kingdom won’t be stopped. While we’re at it, let’s drag Highland Kingdom too. Should we involve Vatican City State too?”

They won’t try to risk themselves for all that danger just for some land from West Habsburg, right?

To begin with, at that moment the Imperial Princess would already be dead, so there’s nothing to worry about.

Being in the position of a royalty sure is a bother.

“I lost, isn’t that complete already. I give up. The land from Geneva to Bern, the prisoners who become slaves, and the property of royal family and nobles outside United Kingdom of Alps’ territory, that’s all right? And in addition, we will help your Geneva invasion, so with this, it’s a deal, right? Besides, we are threatened to be killed if we don’t do it, right?”

“Yes, I don’t want to kill Hiruhiru. For now.”

I don’t wish for the Imperial Princess to die.

But, now we’re in battlefield.

“Fumu, I should’ve used my whole power at that time. I could’ve killed this extremely malicious person. Well then, let’s sign it, is it good here?”

“Yes, then just as we agreed we will start our Geneva invasion.”

I have confirmed they received “Treaty of Frank Empire army and Alps United Kingdom army’s Geneva’s Invasion united front” contract.

With this, Frank Empire acknowledges “The united kingdom of dragons, dwarves, and elves, United Kingdom of Alps” as a country.

The biggest empire of fantasy world, Frank Empire acknowledges United Kingdom of Alps as a country.

With this, we can proudly name ourselves as a nation. I’ll appreciate if Frank Empire will guarantee that.

“You, aren’t you a friend of His Majesty Maximilian? I see you like that.”

His Highness imperial princess actually ask a cruel question.

“Yes, a friend. But, I’m a royal family.”

“I see. Both of you, are a person born burdened with your blood, huh.“


Then, in accordance to the contract, let’s make the breakthrough first.

In games, HP and MP exist, and even when MP is empty, you still can fight.

And countries have HP and MP too, but in this situation, if you lose all of your MP, you won’t be able to fight.

“Then, Empress-sama. Please do it like what we planned.”

So with this, I ask nee-san to start the Geneva Invasion plan.

Currently, the people of Geneva are in fear.

In the first place, pressured by 500,000 soldiers from Frank Empire army they’re fighting, suddenly a flock of dragons appeared in the sky.

Even though the dragons are just weirdly dancing in the sky without showing signs of action.

Just that is enough to crush a human’s spirit.

The opponent is a dragon, so maybe I can’t say “just”.

But, there’s also some who don’t lose their will to fight.

Like His Majesty Maximilian and his surroundings, regular soldier, and those who are brave.

His Majesty Maximilian truly fought well.

Although they have numbers, it’s just a mish-mashed troop. He led the cowardly soldiers without any good equipment, and in those 2 days, he made those soldiers fight intensely, using many tactics, and even more he comes to attack Frank Empire army himself, making them scatter.

While I observe His Majesty with sensei’s power, I indulge myself in my memories.

Princess Maria said this when we were having a sky-stroll with me huh?

“Really, faster than wyverns…… yeah…… than a wyvern, far faster!!”

Yes, it’s fast. Far more than a wyvern. A dragon is.

That must have been a Flag huh?

His Majesty Maximilian tries to confirm the battlefield from a high place by flying on a wyvern.

And the empress attacks the wyvern using her big mouth from an even higher place as if an adult chasing a child, making the wyvern fall. And it’s not like gliding from the sky, it directly falls to the ground.

For a dragon, something like a mere wyvern is an easy prey if they wanted to.

Anyone who saw someone fall at that speed would surely think that person won’t be able to survive.

Almost everyone that know the one who rides that wyvern drops their sword from their hand.

With this, the first breakthrough point is done.

Just to make sure, I will activate T.A.M.S’s optical camouflage.

Even if their country will be destroyed from now on, if I violate Grosse Kingdom’s non-aggression pact, maybe it will be a disgrace to my country.

“Well then, let’s go, [NTR-gou], let’s take a little walk.”

[NTR-gou] who I rode, flies to the sky.

And I went straight to the palace.

Ignoring the line of defense on the ground, I invade it from the high sky, and gave a body blow using the force from it.

In the first place, their defensive line is at the outside of castle walls, so they can’t protect the palace properly.

Then, this place is just a big building made from a big stone.

Just by making [NTR-gou] run rampant around, it will be destroyed easily.

In rare cases, there might be a hero that fights against dragon, but unfortunately they don’t have a power that can make them be called as a dragon slayer.

For everyone who lives in royal capital Geneva, no, for the people of West Habsburg, their palace is a symbol, so if it can be destroyed easily, it will be enough to break their heart.

And even though destroying the palace is more than enough, the lump of violence flies to the sky for the second time.

First, it shoots its breath of fire to their land of memories, Saint Michael Cathedral.

[TLNote: the author suddenly changed Saint Pierre to Saint Michael, which is in Brussels, Belgium, for some reason.]

Next is Bourg-de-Fleur plaza, looks like I won’t be able to eat that gelato for the second time.

If I do it to this extent, I think the message will be conveyed to everyone inside Geneva, that the dragon in the sky is their enemy.

And after that, just as planned, it fires breath to the building which is labelled as [The place where people’s heart depend on] continuously.

Please stop, Geneva’s MP is already 0.

And lastly, it burns the soldiers who protect the castle gate from Frank Empire army’s for around 1-2 times using its breath.

Then, [NTR-gou] destroys the gate from inside with its brute force like a battering ram, creating the entrance for them.

With this, the second breakthrough point is done.

The people are still alive, but their heart are already dead.

The soldiers who lost their will to fight from the roots are no longer soldiers, and the bravery of the volunteer soldiers disappear.

From where the wyvern fell, the figure of His Majesty Maximilian who died from crashing is rolling, and with it as their banner, there’s no soldier who dared to fight Frank Empire army.

With this, Geneva has fallen. Before their life, their heart broke.

After the empress made sure about it, she goes to the eastern sky along with a herd of dragon, and then they eat insect dish from Rony-san.

Amid the confusion, there are some people escaping.

And many of them are caught by the Frank Empire army as a prisoner, no, as a slave, and nevertheless some of them managed to escape to the east, but what is waiting for them is a wall.

<Bern’s Wall>, the strong wall that separates the world of human and demi-human.

While His Majesty Maximilian is gathering the people from his entire nation, the people of United Kingdom of Alps…… no, the wall is created by me.

Demi-humans stand above the wall, and they didn’t let any escapee from Geneva to escape to the east even further.

And, Frank Empire army appear behind them, taking them to custody.

And there are people who escaped to the north too.

Requesting emigration to Grosse Kingdom.

However, since the rain that fell throughout West Habsburg, Rhine River has risen, and at the opposite of the river, there’s a wall created to obstruct the escapee.

Below the cloudy sky, where the sun and moon can’t reach, everything began, and everything ended.

Looks like Princess Maria was found sleeping eternally on the top of her bed.

And Hiruhiru buries that corpse politely.

“Prince Karl, then, this place is the country of dragons, dwarves, and……”

“It’s okay to call it United Kingdom of Alps, Your Majesty Ferdinand”

I propose this because the formal name is too long.

Every time, saying ‘The united kingdom of dragons, dwarves, and elves, United Kingdom of Alps’ takes time.

“It’s the letter from Alps United Kingdom, but why is the Prince of Grosse Kingdom, Prince Karl, the one who sends it?”

It’s a natural question.

So, I simply answered it.

“Dragons are too big to enter audience room, right?”

It’s a nice opinion so His Majesty Ferdinand nodded.

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43 thoughts on “Chapter 4 : Below the Cloudy Sky

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  2. Is this holy story about wars, conspiracies, politics, etc. ? After reading last few chapters I am thinking of dropping it as it is sooooo boring.


    • It seems so pointless. Even without Google he could have done more without the loss of life. LETS BUILD A WALL AND KILL PEOPLE TO MAKE A NEW COUNTRY. Seriously? Why not ask Google about the probabilities etc 😦

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    • Not really bizzare, it was explained earlier that empire didn’t send help immediately in insect war because they wanted to take over the lands of west habsburg kingdom. As they couldn’t do that ‘peacefully’ (taking over ‘free’ land as anyone having claim to it would be dead) then they invaded them. They needed land because I think they fucked up their other conquest and still needed something to give to the nobles. Or sth like that.

      The sad thing is about princess Maria :/ I kinda hope it was a body double that was found dead. As for empire, I hope they get nuked. Same with Vatican. Now that I think of it… why wouldn’t Karl just nuke every country ruled by fucked up people? He has ability to check them


      • Problem with Vatican is author mistake Christian religion with Asian religions (Or most religions in the world) where not everyone can joined.

        Christian religion most popular in the world because anyone can joined it.
        Even when white people consider black as slave not human they couldn’t stop them from joining their religions.

        While here bestman can’t joined which is illogical

        p.s:Christian & Islam have so many people around the world because anyone can joined their religion no matter where they are from.


      • The thing is in bible everything is written for human, human was born in the image of god, etc. Beastmen defy the image of god, as they are ‘impure humans’. Add to that the nice phrase both Islam and Chrisianity likes to use ‘infidel’ and there you have it. Also if I remember correctly Vatican hates everyone who doesn’t have the blessing and uses i.e. mana. They can say that blessing is the gift from god, and everyone who doesn’t have it is hated by god, and by using mana they defy god. So there you have it. Religion of peace at it’s best


      • @ Greeeed
        Actually christianity has plenty of people because they conquered those people and forced their religion onto them and that is also why there are so many variants of christianism as they replaced the pagan religions (plenty blacks use a version derived from their original orisha religions), today churches love to present a vision of religion that has only existed for about 50 years because they were in risk of losing believers in front of the most pacific asian religions which they came in contact with due to globalization (and hinduism is the only one i know where people can join but has to be born in)

        Historically the christians have been very aggressive towards other religions and they destroyed every religion they could, when you think about it in the american continent there are no traces of the original religions because they were conquered by christians


  3. Wait a fucking minute, wait a fucking minute… What the fuck happened here?! Did I get lost in the way?! Can someone actually explain what’s going on?!

    Thanks for the chapter though~


    • West habsburg(the country mc saved) is in war with their cousin east habsburg.
      In the midst of war, alp united kingdom came to east habsburg’s military camp with an envoy(empress and mc) forced them to a acknowledge united kingdom, sign a piece treaty and helped them won the war(as compensation and gift of good deeds). His majesty maximilian was killed when he was scouting with his wyvern, and princess maria was found dead on her bed. That’s the gist of it, and all of them was plan by mc…

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      • Not east habsburg, but frank empire
        And because frank empire, the largest country acknowledge alps united kingdom, east habsburg must acknowledge them too, that led to the last event of this chapter, meeting his highness ferdinando


      • I see… What I actually needed was the first part of what you said… Such a shady pact was behind that cute date with Hiruhiru….

        I got the later but… Darn it irks me how he was in good terms with no-good Maximilian and the cute Maria…

        Well… Fuck it- it’s still being a nice chapter.

        And so, would East Hasburg attack Grosse Kingdom if he refused? It’s not that he could or couldn’t fight back but…

        Also, somehow… SOMEHOW, this reeks of a setting. Maria dead? Maximilian dead? It’s too convenient, even if it was bound to happen in such a ‘war’. Too easy… Too little drama… Something is wrong here~


  4. waddahell is the author on crack?

    I get that the country is dying, but… cmon. the prince just left the country and they turbo killed the country straight after? I honestly wouldn’t mind it if they dragged it out more, even if it reached the same outcome.

    This kind of info dump just make it like super bad.


  5. Wait what ?!
    Well… That escalated quickly as they say.
    A big infodump chapter with a lot of cruel behavior from the MC to previous allies without any foretelling… Sound suspicious as it clash with everthing that happened before :o/ . I think there will be something else about it or I might flip some tables later.

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  6. Okay can somebody tell me WTF did just Fckin happen !?
    I can only guess that Karl asked Google sensei something like a fake doll or something and save Princess Maria


  7. I think it is a bad move from Author. although in the future chapter he can make a proper reason why Karl do this, and maybe plot twist that Maximilian and Maria is still alive, but stil, I think it is a bad move. some people may drop this series because of this chapter.

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  8. Wha..what the hell has just happened..?
    No no..I mean I know what happened in the story but.. Why did it suddenly go that way? (๑°⌓° )
    It’s very strange since I thought this was a comedy so I never thought it would turn this dark..
    I think this is the first time I’m not lmao-ing when reading this novel (´・_・`)

    Btw, thank you for the great translation!


  9. was planning to release the chapter after i woke up, but apparently kekel already posted it, i havent done spell check on this chapter so there’s like a missing space and other minor mistakes here and there… okay i guess

    things have taken a sharp turn, two ships sunk. this author’s pacing is indeed weird, so much things skipped.

    on a side note, even if maria’s corpse is a body double or a doll, i think the real maria will definitely hate karl since he destroyed her kingdom and killed her family. her affection meter isnt high enough for her to forgive karl for all that. neither is karl’s affection meter to destroy a whole country just he can be together with a girl(and he can just marry her normally if he only wanted this).
    also the corpse cant be an optical camouflage, since hiruhiru actually buried the corpse. optical camouflage arent supposed to be tangible, else it’s not optical anymore.

    Mattaj: no idea, at least for me, i dont read ahead. i cant read kanjis without google translate, i’d rather read and translate at the same time than doing the same thing twice

    oh, even though i said google translate, by no means im saying this WN is MTL or edited MTL, im using GTL as more like, a dictionary, i do reconstruct and rearrange the sentences according to whatever grammar i learnt from animes and stuff. i cant read kanjis but i know the gist of japanese grammar
    surely you cant say using dictionaries to translate is not human translation


    • IKR, the author sometimes throw random things to the story
      btw, this chapter is quite fast because of how the story take a sharp turn.
      Kekel was going “so dark, so dark dude, what happened” while TLing but he still keeps TLing because I kinda told him that there might be plot twist somewhere so he keeps going with the TL.
      I think that our HeadTL(Kekel) had became just like Rony, as yesterday he was going “so dark… so good… i have come… to the dark side… muahaha.”

      BTW, Novarime is the only one who frequently open GTL i think.
      Kekel and I rarely use it. We do use it if we got stuck to some new kanji that kekel hasn’t knew the meaning for it.
      As for me, I’m also using Furigana Reader tool to read some kanji. but as the translation goes, I use it less and less.
      Oh and also it’s been a while since I’m doing dual job, TL and ED, this chapter i TLed quite a bit too.

      while i was stuck in a moonrunes i don’t quite understand, kekel disappeared and was TLing some easy lines bellow… … Almost every chapter he does that… … …
      Sometimes I’m annoyed by it, but oh well.

      Edit: Forgot to mention, I’m also the same as Novarime, I never read ahead of the current TLing chapter. I also read as we TLing and EDing. the only one who have/has read ahead might be Kekel. but don’t worry, i don’t think he will spoil the story.

      wait, he TL the whole story for us, so does this means he is spoiling the whole story and not just some part of it???
      … …


  10. . . . What people said. Wut.

    His justification that this is because he is of royal family does not make sense to me. Can someone that follows the political scenery explain what makes him do this? How does this benefit Grosse exactly? It’s the Alps -which is his puppet kingdom, not Grosse- that benefits, right?


    • Simply put, this benefits the puppet kingdom, and thus benefits the Grosse kingdom. Nothing else quite like being so uncomfortable good war-time allies that your allies think “we fight==we die”. Threats that are directed against your allies by being enacted against those allies own enemies are “nice”.


  11. this was just a bad chapter you do NOT kill a love interest without any reason by just turning the protag evil…especialy not one that is 11 years old thats just fucked up


  12. The pacing for the destruction of the country they just saved is weird. The only foreshadowing was the Imperial’s admitted they planned a late ‘rescue’ of a country devoid of humanity & annex the territory.
    GS projections showed Karl that the mantis invasion would envelope the entire area if it wasn’t stopped before they ate Geneva & the Frank ‘rescue’ army. So it was necessary to stop them at Geneva before they could reproduce.
    At a guess,
    gooogle-sensei also projected there was no stopping the Frank invasion. So he took advantage of the situation to grab a lot of territory.
    But it happened so quickly, without any explanation. Far too grim for the funny LN series this has been. It leaves a bad taste.
    Hope there is more explanation in future chapters.
    Thanks for the chapter


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