Stranger’s Handbook – Chapter 73

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As you can see, we changed websites over the weekend (aka yesterday), so it might be a little messy around here, but we’ll take care of it (btw, if you don’t receive e-mails with new updates anymore, even tho you registered on the previous website, I wanna ask you to subscribe again ^.^)
And I’ll personally take care of experimenting with all the new feature I could use (I’m pretty excited about it, tbh)…

Anyways, I owned you two chapters for this week, and they’re both coming today.

Enjoy!

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Chapter 73: Blessed with a Moment of Peace

 

 

20 days have passed since the ‘nude-Bea’ incident.

 

The black nights knew how I desperately ran around that night, so they laughed at me, but I took care to train them properly. Other than that, we were living in times of peace, going out drinking with Herman and his men, making fun of Albert and his notorious ‘I’m a kemonobito, but I’m herbivorous’ saying, at which people usually laugh so hard, that they even lose their breath.

 

The things were progressing smoothly, with all the regional lords surrendering one after another.
Tasel and Media were riotously taking care of hunting the former administration remnants.
As for me, I was finally able to let the soldiers take turns and train again.
Today, Albert was in charge of training the Main Army’s soldiers.

 

I didn’t have any paperwork to do for the day, but I was nonetheless sitting in my office, when a maid came to visit.

“Your Excellency, his Majesty’s letter arrived.”

Finally. I needed directions for how to deal with this situation from now on, otherwise it could get rather ugly.
I hurriedly opened the letter.
‘I leave it in your care.’

 

…………………I looked for a second page, but I couldn’t find any.
Did he really pass this whole task onto me!? I take it that the Emperor won’t enjoy spirit drops anymore.
He said it’s up to me now….

I was a little troubled when the maid started talking again.

“There’s a letter from the Holy Country of Lilac.”

 

I really hoped it didn’t only say ‘Understood’ or something like that.
I opened the letter anxiously.

 

‘The God’s guidance is equal for all. And His relationship with the apostles is……………..’

 

Is this a scripture? I really don’t understand a thing………
It was supposed to be a letter saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’………….

The Holy Country sure is scary.

 

Confused, I read the scripture-letter again.
It started to look more and more like a Bible in the form of a letter.

I was in a state of panic when Media came inside the office.

I didn’t even notice her…….
I turned to face her, only to see Media wearing a huge smile, while patting her tummy.

 

“Your Excellency, I am expecting a baby!”
“I see. I see. Congrats. You can take a break from the army and take care of your body.”
“Yes. Thank you very much. Excuse me.”

She said and left the room.

 

I see Media is going to be a mother.
Haha…….They were faster than me…….
Well, there’s no need to rush things up anyway. Bea and I will do our best in our own pace.

 

I walked towards the window and looked at the courtyard.
Tasel was zealously participating in a sham battle.
His opponent was Albert. The battle was violent and it looked pretty impressive.

 

 

……………?
………………………….!?

 

I opened the window and shouted.

“Pregnant women are not allowed to do sham battles! Bring me that stupid Media!!”

 

I was almost deceived……

 

 

 

I thoroughly lectured Media for about two hours, when a maid came into my office.

……..Another letter?

 

“Your Excellency, a messenger from the Holy Country of Lilac just arrived.”

“……..Understood. Let them wait in the reception room.”

 

 

After Media left, I read the letter-Bible again.
………..As I thought, I couldn’t really understand anything.

 

 

I gave up and walked to the reception room where a brown-haired sister was waiting for me.

“I have made you wait. I’m Zest, the former Tarminal Kingdom’s commander-in-chief.”

She didn’t have any noticeable features……but that was a feature in itself. She smiled and started talking.

 

“I am glad to meet you. I am a sister of the Holy Country of Lilac. I don’t have a name since I was already baptized. I hope you understand.”

 

She bent her knees and put her hands together at her chest.
This must be a custom of this world.
As I thought, there’s a bit of Japaneseness blended with this worlds’ practices.

 

“I do. Well then, sister, what business had brought you here?”

 

She smiled and her eyes glittered as she started talking again.

 

“Regardless of me having business with you or not, we must never give our blessing to something that goes against the Will of God. The water that flows down will never make it into the sea. If you’re asking why, the answer is the God’s guidance.”

 

 

Huh!?

The sister, no longer smiling, puffed up with pride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urm…………..

The God’s guidance……..was the only thing I understood……..haven’t I?


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6 thoughts on “Stranger’s Handbook – Chapter 73

  1. Hey. Is it just me or are the japanese stupid enough to confuse ‘religion’ with ‘cultism’?
    It seems almost every other japanese novel I read has this problem.

    1. Well, I am not a religious studies student or anything, so I don’t really know what are the precise differences between these two terms….
      Japan has never been a truly religious nation, as Shintoism and Buddhism can or cannot be considered ‘real’ religions, and more than that, the Japanese don’t really care that much about it anyway.
      There’s a saying: Japanese are born as Shintoists, get married as Christians and die as Buddhists.
      So, I personally don’t think that Japanese people are stupid, they just don’t see religions the way the West does. (And, again personally, I find that great.)
      Maybe that’s where the confusion comes from. xD

      1. Well, yes, cults and religions are pretty much the same thing and both can be taken to the extreme. Religions also start out as cults and I honestly don’t believe they ever stop being cults even if they get a fancier name to refer themselves with, cults just have a generally bad nuance due to all extremist cults that has bothered and is bothering people.

        Does that “seriously” guy actually think that it isn’t a religion because they’re zelous as fck with blind faith? Did he think christians and whatever other religion doesn’t have people like them both now and back in history? Just go back some years in history and you’ll see crusades and places that are like this “holy” country.

        It’s annoying when people make their own assumptions based on preconceived opinions. That guy “seriously”, seems he’s stupid enough to prance around and claim that he knows something he doesn’t. If that holy country and their doctrine isn’t a religion, then there are no religions in our world either.

        However…
        “Regardless of me having business with you or not, we must never give our blessing to something that goes against the Will of God. The water that flows down will never make it into the sea. If you’re asking why, the answer is the God’s guidance.”

        There’s a lot of bullshit going on here, will of god and all that, I wonder if they mean that what the mc is doing is going against the will of god or something? Seriously confusing, but the author made it so on purpose. Going to be funny when they bring that country down.

  2. Oh, and if you’re experiencing any problems/trouble, feel free to say something.

    About that… I know it’s pretty late and I don’t know if it is intentional, but the loading time on this website is one of the worst I’ve ever seen. I have a stable 500MB/s connection, so the issue is not on my side, nothing else is slow either. But this site takes around 30+ seconds to load, it also takes around the same time to comment. This is a great pain in the ass when you have to go to the next chapter. I have also tried to open several chapters in different tabs, but that doesn’t work well either. I get a gateway timeout due to the website loading slowly, then only one of the tabs will properly load. After that, I will need to go to each tab and reload the site one by one, waiting for each to load properly before trying the next, or I’ll once again get a gateway time out. Same when commenting.

    I don’t know why this site is like this, I’m guessing it’s probably intentional, but it’s a pain in the ass and makes reading here far less enjoyable. You can’t load two different pages at the same time and you have to wait for an extremely long time to even open up a single page. I mean, if you’re reading a chapter happily and in high spirits, then you want to comment, you will have to wait for 30+ seconds until it’s posted. Then when you want to change page to the next chapter, you have to wait another 30+ seconds. By the time you start reading the next chapter, it’s all out of whack and you lost any immersion you had, not to mention the sheer irritation you get from having to wait for that long while staring at the screen in todays world. If you want to prevent spam attacks or something, there’s better ways to do that. Make it so that the server only loads properly every 2 seconds instead of 30+ seconds. Then there’s the chance that this isn’t intentional at all and that the server/network connection from there just sucks, then it might be a good idea to get some new hardware or a proper subscription or some other solution… Not trying to be ungrateful, I’m really happy for all these great translations of good quality, but it’s currently a real pain in the ass to use this site.

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