In a Different World with a Smartphone Chapter 270
chapter of the week.
Arc 26: What can be done for tomorrow
Chapter 270: The Takeover, and Suffering the Consequences
※Depiction of cruelty.
Reader’s discretion is advised.
The no-attribute magic [Cracking] is a magic which completely overwrites options and invocation conditions, cutting itself into the startup formulas of artifacts.
For example, suppose
a person has
wherein water will come out by twisting the knob.
ll be difficult to overwrite
its function to have juice or something else come out of the faucet instead of water when someone twists the knob
, but it
overwrite its operational parameters wherein the knob can’t be turned, only a little water comes out, or make the water gush forth as if there’s a fountain.
It’s a magic which I discovered in [Library], and it
‘s unexpectedly very convenient
. If I
it with [Analysis], I
‘ll be able to
understand how to handle everything from the streams of magic power up to their invocations.
However, there are also artifacts
wherein I won’t be able to comprehend those due to my current knowledge
, so caution is required
due to the possibility
that this magic may cause unexpected effects if the following procedures are overly complex.
the[Subordination Collar], it was a bit intense for me to nullify
it’s[Effects] like [Compulsory movement] or [Absolute obedience to the owner].
Still, I managed quite simply to overwrite the wavelength of
magic power registered to the highest authority with mine and erase any other. I’ve already experimented with
chokers obtained from the slave traders.
just right now,
I’ve rewritten the
of the[Subordination Collars] in this city to just me. In other words———
「What’s with you! Finish him!」(Abdul)
ombat slaves turn their swords
me by order of the
ing of Sandora. However, they exchanged glances between themselves,
puzzled by something.
I guess they would be. That’s because they’re
being made to move by force. Their current
are just them obeying their orders by reflex
due to the
「Start cutting them! Kill this guy!」(Abdul)
ing of Sandora continues to shout even now, but the slaves show no reaction. Some of them even touch their necks as if to check whether the collar is there or not, but the collars are still
「Wha~, what the heck is this…」
「Why the hell are you standing?! Why
The surrounding retainers beg
n to flinch at the strange
ness of the scenario
「It’s no use, no use I say. The slave with [Subordination Collars]
n’t accept orders from anyone but the owner. And
I’m the only one who
me their owner since a while ago」(Touya)
「Wha~, what did you say?!」(Abdul)
「It’s said that ⅔ of
people living in Sandora are slaves, isn’t it? In other words, this majority is absolutely obedient to me right now. Should I
explain it to you
in a manner that
s easy to understand? This country ———
been captured by me」(Touya)
「What… did you
The king of Sandora was dumbfounded for a moment there, but then he immediately
his magic power into a golden bracelet attached to hi
arm, trying to [Re-register].
This is just a
guess, but th
at thing on his arm
is probably a [Registration] artifact.
The authority of the [Subordination Collar] has
overwritten in such a way that
re-registering a new master is no longer possible.
As a matter of fact, the king’s orders will still reach the slaves on other towns, but I
‘m not obliged
to tell him that.
his [Bracelet of the Slave King] should be able to access the owner’s registration of
and there’s no one outside of our royal lineage who either exists or can access this [Bracelet of the Slave King]
… ! Haa! Don’t tell me that you bastard is part of our royal family’s bloodline…
something as disgusting as that
, you fool」(Touya)
The thought of me being your relative disgusts me to no end!
No way I would be a part of an orc’s bloodline.
The combat slaves
back and forth between me and the
ing of Sandora,
seemingly not being able to follow the sudden turn of events
「Now then, ladies and gentlemen of
combat slaves, I won’t give you any sort of orders. I promise you
you aren’t crime slaves. You are also free to return to your hometowns if you
that you’ve been brought here from some country
Standing up from the chair, I t
address the soldiers around me. They’ve already lowered their swords, and some of them
even burst into tears.
「Really… will we really be released…?」
「I promise you. I
you free. You will no longer be slaves
of this country
that to one of the combat slaves who talked to me. After that, the other slaves started
with a weeping voice.
「No longer a slave…」
「We will no longer be slaves…」
「… We will be, living, normally…」
「Return to the hometown…. Take back our lives…」
haken men shed tears with trembling voices. It’s probably mixed with various emotions like delight, chagrin, anger, and void.
「No way… the slaves are, the slaves…」(Abdul)
The bracelet vanished from the
King of Sandora’s right hand, who’s
throne as if he collapsed
and appears in my hand.
So this is
the[Bracelet of the Slave King], huh?
「No-no, it’s no longer necessary, you see」(Touya)
Smiling sweetly, I drop down the bracelet to the floor and slice at it with Brynhildr in blade mode. The fallen bracelet is cut right in half. Now the slaves won’t have to abide
any order of
anyone who owns that bracelet
. There are still slaves on other streets
still have to obey their owners, but I plan
them one by one.
「Bastard! What have you done
!? You b
astard! What right you have to take away our country’s slaves!」(Abdul)
you say that
right back at you. Who the heck are you to take these peoples’ freedom away from them
The combat slaves surrounding me turn the eyes
furious anger toward the king. Their lives have been unjustly
, their dignity as
was smeared. It’s natural for them to answer
a lot of screams c
from outside along with
neighing of beasts. A loud shock resounds as if something crashes into
at the same time.
‘s finally starting
?! What is happening?!」
begin to panic
, not understanding what’s going on. The man
‘s wearing a robe and who
guided us here
into this audience from the hall, clearly in
a state of
「It-it’s terrible! The magic beasts under
control of the order of magic beast warriors are acting violently! They
to what they are
「Wha-what did you say?!」(Abdul)
Well, I guess
those magic beasts going wild is how it should be. Enslaved individuals will still have their reasoning
the collars stuck on their necks will prevent them from acting
carelessly unless something
happens. However, magic beasts are different — they will likely move according to their instincts if they’re released.
I wonder, c
an they really be controlled
because of that characteristic of theirs
「I told you, didn’t I?
The[Subordination Collars] are already under my control. They won’t accept anyone’s orders except mine, you know?」(Touya)
By the way, I’ve given the magic beasts an order not
kill people as much as possible and
to get out of
As such, t
he city must be in panic
「Bastard…! How dare you, how dare you, how dare you…!」(Abdul)
Time and time again I’ve asked you this question:
“Do you want war?”
a pacifist, but I’m not a non
ideologist. I will strike back
if someone deliberately hits me
. It was you who
us. Don’t you go tell me that you have no resolution to be hit at this late hour! 」(Touya)
「Shut up, shut up, shut up!」(Abdul)
The King of Sandora glares at me with eyes full of anger. Now then,
all that’s left
is to tie those guys up,
make them spill out
the[Subordination Collars] are being produced, and make sure to destroy it.
The moment I
of that and
a step forward.
The slave woman standing beside the
ing of Sandora
the sword made of jewels and strike
s the king
horizontally with all her might.
hen did she take
I think I heard
a stupid sounding
into the air.
As expected, even I was unable to move much
when that was happening
. Well, it might’ve been possible to intervene, but I suppose my body didn’t move. Or perhaps I should say that I couldn’t find the will in
me to help
that orc king
. In the end, I
just let the
ing of Sandora die.
While I consider this matter in
daze, the decapitated king’s head flew all the way toward here.
I’ve ended up kicking the head
rolled to my feet on reflex.
It’s not that I’m being sacrilegious toward a dead person or something, it
really was just
reflex from being surprised!
a freshly severed head rolls
, of course,
would be surprised, you know?!
The flying head magnificently hops toward the bald prime minister and stop
rolling at his location.
The prime minister is paralyzed with terror and collapses. As if trying to continue this scene, the king’s body gushes out blood with
a pretty strong
force from the neck and crumbles in front of the throne.
The gushing blood slowly runs down the stage with
rhythmic sound of flowing.
Speaking of m
, I was teary-eyed at the sticky blood
attached to my feet I used to kick the head away.
Ooraaa—… [Slip] didn’t have its turn
… The actor has left the stage on its own accord without me having the time to do anything. I was made fun of in
a lot of
, so I wanted to hit him at least once
ut… Say, I did kick him a while ago, I guess.
「Aah—… For the time being, Paralyze」(Touya)
I invoke paralysis magic on the retainers here, preventing them from
I ask the combat slaves to lend me a hand and tie
all of them.
The slave woman
who collapsed in her place as if she had lost the strength in amazement
to me and lower
「… Thanks to you
I’ve managed to defeat
my sisters’ enemy
… Thank you very much, thank you very much…」(Woman)
When I asked her
why she thanked me, she then recounts to me her story.
this person was originally an adventurer
with her sisters. They were attacked by thieves in Regulus and sold to slave traders.
her sisters were beautiful, so they were presented to the king. During their time being treated as his playthings, her younger and older sister earned
the king’s ire,
so they were tormented and then killed. She explained that she continued to live only for the sake of clearing that grudge one day.
So he was a trash to the bitter end, huh?
It’s just him paying for his mistakes
there is to it
Now then, what sh
I do with this person? If I merely
at the situation at hand, she’s a criminal who killed
king of a country. An enemy nation…
Though if she hailed from our country,
she might’ve been called a hero. There should be a way to have her immigrate to our country, right?
A war broke out between Brunhild and Sandora. The slave war potential of Sandora was disempowered in
under 15 minutes, and the king of Sandora was killed in action(?). The war finished. I feel like
that is how it should have happened it this visit really did become a declaration of war.
It was the other side who
ll explain it to Kousaka-san…
not think about that
for the time being.
Lets do that..
I have the terrified bald prime minister stand up after re
moving his paralysis
and have him guide me to the factory where
the[Subordination Collars] are being produced.
Surprisingly, the place
located underneath a tower on the western side of the castle. Th
country produces th
sells them to slave traders; the thieves kidnap people, and the slave traders buy them. The enslaved people with chokers are then furthermore sold to the citizens of Sandora…
So this is
their modus operandi
There are a lot of slaves being made to work at the factory, but all the work has been stopped.
It seems that
an artifact that looks like a microwave oven with a shape of a box and
installed in the basement is the artifact which turns regular collars into [Subordination Collars].
re are three of them. One looks like an antique that’s hundreds of years old. That one is the original created by a
the other two are
that have just been
completed recently. Th
ose two replicas
put together and
analyzed by magicians for more than several tens of years.
By the way, those magicians were said to be kidnapped magicraft engineers who were proclaimed as superior by Ferzen and then enslaved.
However, it seems that those magicraft engineers have all died recently, likely because
of an unreasonable treatment
That’s why there
s no one who can make a copy
of the device
I’m told that Sandora planned to kidnap superior magicraft engineers once more in order to build more copies, but…
「They say that the source of calamity should be cut down from its root, right?」(Touya)
I cast [Gravity] on both the original artifact and its two copies, crushing them until it’s impossible to restore them.
There is no way for
the[Subordination Collars] to be created again. …Well, truthfully speaking, me and
professor possess [Analysis] so it’s not like we cannot build it anew though.
Now then, the last thing is to free the slaves, but…
I suppose t
hey will likely raise a rebellion once I free all of them. It wouldn’t be strange for people who
oppressed until now to scheme a revenge. However, they may fall down to being slaves again if they commit a crime, so I want to think that there won’t be fools who will go this far.
I don’t feel like freeing
crime slaves, but it should be better to set an example and liberate those who have a place or people to return to. The question is their number
The majority of Sandora Kingdom is a desert, so I think the population is
than the area of its dominion….
for how many day
will I continue using [Recall] and [Gate] daily…
「That reminds me, I may have no other choice but to
East-West Alliance… 」(Touya)
I also don’t feel like doing anything in particular to Sandora, but a war is a war even if it’s
a small scale war
the amount they have to properly pay-up.
They will have to compensate the slaves as a minimum.
t’s not my concern
even if the country sinks because of that. They can do as they please to restore Sandora once they are made to return the slaves.
Still, there w
on’t be anymore
more slaves so they will end up doing everything
the crime slaves won’t’ be released so they will remain in this country. They will likely be used at toward
coal mines or other mimes
mines excavating precious metals.
Finally, they will have to build
environment where they can make the criminals work even without
the[Subordination Collars]. I don’t feel like leaving behind a negative legacy.
The kingdom may have self-proclaimed kings turn up, like in Yuuron, after it has been reduced to all of this. Will it consist of city-states in the end or will they compete with each other for hegemony?
… Well, they are cowards who made slaves fight for them until now, so I don’t think they can do something like wars by themselves. Either way, Sandora will likely go down the path of decline. Which reminds me, does this orc king have children?
Oh well, I guess it has nothing to do with me. This country has lost
power to rule over slaves
just how many
of their allies are there
be who would obey the royal family even if there is a successor?
In the end, I’ve ended up doing exactly what the other rulers told me to do. Although I had no intention
of crushing Sandora
, I had no idea that king would
be foolish by this much.
Really… A far more sincere negotiation could be done with
ar is always so futile.
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