Oukoku e Tsuzuku Michi Chapter 353
「Hey, you should listen first.」
As Leopolt was about to point to the map of the city and explain his plan, Sekrit interrupts, which infuriates Myla.
I signal with my eyes for Sekrit to continue and Leopolt silently takes a step back.
It may not show on his face, but he’s definitely angry.
I’ll give you one of Celia’s cookies later, make sure to eat it cautiously.
「I don’t know what plan you have. I’m not particularly interested either. However I would like to tell you this in advance.」
Sekrit drops herself on a chair and crosses her legs.
「Tonight without a doubt, they will come for a night raid.」
The news causes murmurs all around.
「Why do you think that?」
「Because there’s a hole in the wall. It would be a pure siege if the walls were still standing strong and it would rather difficult for them at night. Right now, the walls have been broken and only a small obstacle is in the way.」
Sekrit crosses her legs the other way.
I catch a glimpse of her black underwear…… there’s very little fabric plus it seems thin.
「In addition, they needlessly retreated too far. If it were me, I would have gone back just outside the range of arrows, set up catapults and cannons, and fire them repeatedly through the night…… the reason they’ve withdrawn is to lure you into a false sense of security…… everything is written in the Empire’s manuals.」
「S-sure, it does seem strange for them to retreat, but aren’t they being cautious of a surprise attack by us?」
Sekrit snorts at Celia’s counterargument, which raises a vein on the cute girl’s temple.
「It’s useless for an enemy of 50 000 to be wary of a force with not even 20 000 in strength and are exhausted after a siege defense. The enemy has many squads in reserve.」
After making Celia speechless, Sekrit gives her cute forehead a flick.
That gets her teary-eyed and frustrated.
I quickly pat her and cheer her up.
And now Sekrit is unhappy.
「Their earlier declaration of a ceasefire so they can retrieve the injured makes me even more suspicious. It is currently two hours before dawn, so they’re happy if they can settle things quickly, if not it just allows them to transition nicely to their real attack afterwards.」
Sekrit stands up and then leaves, as if she said everything she wanted to.
As she passes me, she whispers into my ear.
「You’re worked up after a battle, right? I’m free now so I don’t mind if you fuck me until I’m worn out. ……I’ll be in the tent.」
Geez, this woman…… she knows that it’ll be troublesome if my pants tore right now too.
「So now that Sekrit has said what she did, what do the rest of you think?」
「――I have considered the possibility of a night raid, although with her knowledge of the Empire, it is safe to say that it will happen for sure.」
「Regardless of the chances, it is natural to be prepared for it.」
Myla and Leopolt claim their awareness of the situation.
Celia puffs her cheeks as if complaining why she wasn’t told anything.
Myla makes a suggestion first.
「It’s impossible to completely clear the sandbags piled by the enemy on the north wall, however we will create a temporary barrier by sticking stakes and obstacles on top. Furthermore, we will fortify our defenses by aiming the ballistae in the other directions and prepare for the night raid. If the destroyed gate is also a possible entrypoint, then we should put a large rock or something…… if we don’t have one, we should completely seal it off with fragments of the wall.」
Leopolt shakes his head.
「Preventing a night raid is a relatively fine idea, but it will not be enough. The enemy can retreat, wait for dawn, and resume their attack. It will extend the length of our defense.」
The mayor will get mad if that happens.
「That’s why we need to deal a major blow to them in one battle, enough to make them retreat their entire army. This plan is for that reason.」
Leopolt explains the details.
I listen seriously, although I’m not sure whether it will succeed or not.
Nevertheless, it sounds interesting. At the very least, it’s better than continuously driving off endless waves of enemies.
「Let’s go with Leopolt’s plan. Soldiers will get ready in shifts, those who are free will rest until it’s time.」
「That means the defense will――」
I smile at Myla.
「It’s over if that happens. We can’t help it.」
We can’t worry about absolutely everything.
If the enemy comes now, that will be the end.
Myla agrees with visible anger on her face.
No, maybe she’s sulking.
「Don’t be mad. We were able to get through today’s attack because of your efforts. I rely on you.」
I embrace Myla coaxingly.
「I’m not mad! You don’t need to soothe me like a child!」
She makes the motions to push me away, though doesn’t use any strength and seems to be hiding a slight grin.
At least she seems to be happy.
Now Celia is sulking.
When I go to comfort her, Myla grabs my arm and won’t let go.
「Geez, this is a war council, so control yourself!」
Because she’s in front of Keith and Leopolt, she reprimands me verbally, all the while not releasing me and pretending to act coldly.
Hmm, how cute.
When the war council ends, Leopolt proceeds to make his own preparations while I decide to sleep until it was time.
My eyes feel heavy and close as soon as I laid down in the tent.
「Nnbu. Nnboh…… nnh, nnh, nnh! Nnー」
Then I hear a soft, smooth sliding sound as well as wet slurping sounds, and the pleasure in my lower half wakes me up.
「Hm…… is the one sucking me Myla?」
The one servicing is still wearing clothes, and judging by the feel, it is a military uniform.
In the first place, I can tell by the shape of her tongue and her technique.
「Yes. Lord Hardlett can just relax.」
She pushes my chest lightly when I was about to get up, so I just lie back down, fold my arms behind my head and close my eyes.
Of course I will be prioritizing my enjoyment of the pleasure instead of resting my body so I focus on the sensations running through my cock.
「Haahmo…… so big…… more than usual……」
「I didn’t release at all after the fight. Sorry, it must be too big and hard for you to suck.」
Myla is using her hands to help, but with how hard and big my dick has gotten, she seems to be having trouble getting all of it in her mouth.
「It surprised me. I thought you were sound asleep only to find your dick standing tall.」
There’s a reason why I don’t wear anything to bed.
If I have naughty dreams and I get erect, my clothes will tear right away.
Myla starts licking my dick again.
「Isn’t it better if you rest your body too?」
I appreciate that she’s pleasing me, however I don’t want her to feel tired because of that and get hurt later.
I’d be happy if she just strokes me with her hand.
Myla doesn’t say anything and focuses on licking me carefully with a serious expression on her face.
Now I’m curious and can’t enjoy myself.
「Is something the matter?」
Myla takes her mouth away from my cock and hangs her head.
「I aimed arrows at Lord Hardlett.」
Aah, that time during our defense.
I thought it was Leopolt’s instructions, but guess not.
「I shot at you even though I’m in your care. I was certain Lord Hardlett would block it and it was necessary in terms of military tactics. Yet I shot…… anyways.」
I pull Myla toward me and rest her on my chest.
It must be a strange sight to see her clothed body on my naked body.
「It didn’t bother me. You properly told the soldiers to put up their shields before shooting, didn’t you?」
The actual timing of the volley was pretty late.
If that was Leopolt, he would have started firing as soon as the message was relayed to us.
Myla remains slumped over my body and doesn’t lift her head.
「That isn’t the end of it. I also did some unfair calculations.」
Myla mumbles into my chest.
She is, to the seniors of Goldonia, outside of the new nobles after me and Erich, so the nobles as well as the soldiers don’t have much respect for her.
Those with foul mouths say she is an evil woman who had her status raised for being my lover.
If I heard them, I would knock all their teeth out.
「If a person like me shoots arrows at our allies, it will be harder to take command later.」
That’s certainly possible.
Friendlyfire will hurt both morale and the trust of the commander who ordered it.
「Because Lord Hardlett was in the crossfire too, the soldiers don’t believe the orders came from me. They don’t think it’s possible for me to do such a thing.」
If they believe she earned her position through flattering me, they won’t believe she would point arrows at me.
It’s natural for them to see that as an order coming directly from me.
I was showered with arrows along with the other soldiers, so the subordinates did not think too much and fired at the enemy―― and ally alike.
Nobody will be the bad guy, she thought it out well.
「Isn’t that good? If Myla can act easier, I think it’s a good idea. If you want, I can say it was me who ordered it.」
I would do it without question if Myla will have an easier time taking command.
It then dawned on me when she lifts her head.
Myla’s cheek is red and slightly swollen.
Myla smiles awkwardly.
Did she fight with Celia?
「Celia-chan yelled at me, but it was Luna-san who harshly chastised me.」
Myla didn’t tell Luna I was on the walls and ordered her to shoot.
When Luna found out, she slapped Myla in the face after the war council.
Luna is attached to me personally more than she is associated with my titles as Goldonian noble or the feudal lord.
She was apparently quite angry that was deceived into doing something so dangerous.
I can’t blame Luna for her reaction.
「It was an open-palm slap so it’ll heal in no time. All of it is my fault anyways…… I came here prepared for Lord Hardlett to punish me too.」
「I said I won’t blame you.」
When I poked her sides and back playfully, Myla’s faces loosens up a little and she writhes uncomfortably.
「……you’re really too nice to women. You’ll forgive them no matter what they do…… and sweet talk them while you’re at it.」
I wonder what she’s talking about.
「At least let me help you release the pent up stress you have.」
Pleasure runs up my brain from my crotch again.
Myla’s fellatio is always done with all her heart and quite wonderful.
It isn’t a strong stimulation which aims to wring me dry, it’s more of a slow build-up, which equally results in a high output.
「Shall I strip down for you?」
Myla puts a hand on her uniform.
「No, you’re fine as you are. Continue like this.」
My meat rod is already big enough if I do say so myself.
I’m already fairly aroused and if I fuck Myla now, she’ll probably be exhausted by the time we fight.
Besides, having the dignified Myla give me a blowjob while she’s wearing her uniform is an exciting experience in its own right.
「Can you do it without using your hands?」
Myla rests her hands on my thighs and just brings her mouth close to my rod.
「Nnh…… rero rero…… chuu……」
She sucks on the base, then softly licks the bulging veins and twirls her tongue around the head before kissing the tip.
「It has a very strong manly scent.」
「I didn’t wash it enough?」
Myla slurps and sucks loudly the pre-cum leaking from the tip.
「No, I like how strong it smells.」
Her hands hold onto my thighs and she swallows my dick.
Her mouth is on the smaller side so she struggles to put my dick in her mouth even normally.
Now that I’m larger than usual, it might be impossible for her.
It’s also as hard as rock or steel.
The harder she tries, the more her eyebrows distort, and she practically chokes when she pushes her head down.
Seeing how much effort she’s giving, praising her would probably be better than holding back.
「That’s good, Myla…… my dick is being sucked into your beautiful lips…… don’t worry about your teeth, a little scraping is fine.」
Myla nods and closes her eyes, then pushes her head further down to swallow more of my dick.
Her mouth is still not wide enough when she opens it as much as possible and her teeth are rubbing against me, although it doesn’t hurt.
I’m more worried about it providing additional stimulation which will make my dick even bigger.
Myla looks up at me with tears in her eyes after swallowing a sufficient length of my dick.
「I’m happy you got that much down. It feels great.」
Myla’s eyes narrow to show her happiness and then she slowly pulls it back out.
My cock, which could have gone to her stomach when I think about it, grinds against the inside of her throat as she pulls out.
All I know is that the feeling of domination that I get from infringing as deep into her body and the love she has for me that allows me to do so greatly amplifies the pleasure.
「Uggh…… fuuー, fuuー, mughghgh……」
After a deserved breather and a short session with her tongue on my tip, she returns to taking me deep.
She repeats this, aiming to bring me to climax.
Feeling her tongue on the bulging veins feels wonderful.
I don’t know whether it’s because she’s gotten used to it or she likes it when I scoop her hair with my hands, she doesn’t look as in pain as she initially did.
She keeps tilting her head up almost as if asking whether I have any requests for her.
「Can you do it while looking at my eyes?」
She happily looks up with narrowed eyes as I told her to while continuing her diligent service.
「Aah, that’s good…… you’re really pretty so it’s just irresistible when you look at me like that.」
Her mouth is so full that she can’t speak and her cheeks are a faint red.
Myla didn’t change out of her uniform after the war council.
I get strangely aroused when I think about how she’s sucking my dick while dressed in the same manner she would be when taking command on the battlefield.
「Aah, cute Myla…… my Myla!」
My rod begins to twitch and more juices leak from the tip.
Myla’s hands circle around my waist and she takes me in deeper.
She intends for me to cum in her mouth.
「You can’t, Myla. There’s too much and you’ll suffocate.」
She shakes her head, insisting she doesn’t mind.
Her muffled voice must also be part of her service, all to get me more aroused.
My cock throbs once hard and then pulses while my balls tremble.
I can feel the semen flowing up from my testicles and along my urethra.
Swelling of my dick begins at the base.
Reaching her limit, Myla’s teary eyes open wide.
As I thought, this isn’t good. I might break Myla by filling her with too much seed.
「I’m shooting it on your face!」
I pull my dick out from her mouth and rest it on top of her lovely face.
The mouth I just violated is still open and I see her tongue peeking out.
She’s fully prepared.
With a grunt, a sticky fluid gushes out.
It gushes out like a powerful jet of water.
Despite being prepared, Myla still gets surprised by the force at which it shoots out and instinctively wants to turn her face away, however she suppresses the urge and simply closes her eyes instead.
Rather than a liquid splashing her, it felt more like something soft and solid hitting her face.
「Guoh…… uoooh…… oooh……」
「Auu, kubbh, the noise, everyone will hear, abhghhh!」
The sound of my ejaculation was louder than the sound of Myla’s groans.
It was a sticky and rhythmical sound.
「Hm? What’s that sound?」
「Bushu, bushu? It’s coming from Lord Hardlett’s tent…… should we check it out just in case?」
Myla’s body tenses up.
It is unreasonable to stop now though, so I’m going to let this go until the end.
「No, he said not to wake him up until the scheduled time, don’t you remember? If you do anything unnecessary, you’ll get fucked.」
「Let’s just strengthen the patrols.」
Umu, things somehow worked out.
I draw Myla’s face, which is no longer visible due to the large amount of white coating, closer and shower even more of my seed on her at close range.
Getting any on her clothes would probably trouble her so I make an effort to stain only her face.
「I’m still cumming. It doesn’t feel like it’ll stop.」
「Wow, it’s so sticky, clinging so much to my face that I can feel an extra weight. As usual.」
Fixing her face in place, I continue to shower her until the end.
It must have been ten or twenty minutes before the strength of the stream started to die down and the viscosity returned to normal too.
「Fuu…… I feel refreshed.」
My body drops onto the bed and Myla smiles.
「What an incredible ejaculation. I can’t take off the semen stuck to my face. It even feels like it’s moving on its own.」
When I try to wipe it for her, she throws a blanket over me.
「Go to sleep now. I will clean up your tool and take care of the aftermath because I know tomorrow will be a fierce battle.」
「Then shouldn’t you――oooh.」
I get interrupted when she sucks on my crotch.
「It’s fine. As long as you are healthy, we’ll win for sure.」
Myla draws out the remaining seed in my dick and nicely cleans up my rod.
Perhaps I really am tired, I suddenly feel sleepy.
「I adore you. I forever will……」
My consciousness fades as Myla’s pretty voice trails off.
――And a Few Hours Later.
「Notice from the lookout, there is movement in the enemy camp. It’s time.」
So there is movement from more than a few individuals in the enemy headquarters.
They snuffed out their torches and are moving in silence, so there’s no mistaking that it must be their night raid unit.
Although they aren’t perfect, we would be late to react if our guard was down.
「Our preparations are already completed.」
My scent still faintly lingers in her hair.
It was really thick after all.
「Once the enemy has gotten close enough, they will fire flaming arrows from the west, south, and north to throw us into chaos. Using that opening, they will look to enter the city through the sandbags on the north wall.」
「If they’re attacking from three sides, it must mean they are sending a considerable force.」
「The west and south side are ultimately for deception, likely composed of solely archers, whereas the north will be the main force.」
Sandbags were piled up on our side of the north wall to increase the height and furthermore the top of the artificial hill created by the enemy was stacked disorderly to prevent them from climbing up, yet that is still a drop in the ocean.
Damaged parts of the gate were used as fences and stakes, although they don’t compare to a stone wall.
Infantry with large hammers or axes can easily deal with that.
「That’s why we deliberately put on an act.」
After the temporary repairs, one squad of the royal army purposely lit a fire and cooked a meal on top of the wall.
Immediately after, Celia climbed up, kicked them off and put out the fire.
The enemy who is aiming to attack at night should be fixating on us for any kind of opening and a few minutes of illumination should have allowed them to sufficiently gauge our defences.
As a side note, Celia seriously kicked them off to make the act look more genuine.
I promised to do something good for the poor soldiers later, but one of them said getting kicked by Celia was enough and went to clean up his crotch later, which I really didn’t understand.
「So it’s nearly time.」
「Ten minutes……no, maybe twenty minutes.」
It’s taking an unexpectedly long time, though it can’t be helped when the enemy is doing their best not to be discovered.
I guess I’ll drink some water for now.
「Fufufu, so it’s time…… wha-!?」
When I was about to take a drink of water from my bottle, someone from the dark grabs me.
Don’t tell me it’s an enemy who infiltrated.
The stranger pushed their lips on mine.
Looking closer, that person was the dark-skinned Sekrit in armor.
「What on earth?」
「I said you could fuck me. You thought it was better to screw around and spray your load on that serious woman.」
Sekrit presses her lips on me again, shoving her tongue and saliva into my mouth.
「I’m sorry about that, but the fight is starting――」
「Nope, not good enough. I want it now.」
Sekrit worms her hand under my armor and rubs my dick forcefully.
「Being this big even when soft…… what an inhumanly large dick.」
With such rough rubbing, it took merely 30 seconds to get me hard.
「Do it now, you should be able to.」
After confirming my erect state, Sekrit lowers her pants under her armor, puts her hands on the wall and sticks her ass towards me.
So she wants me to thrust from behind.
She’s wearing that same black underwear from before and the part covering her ass is practically a piece of string.
If I use my finger to pull it to the side, her pubic hair and genitals will be in plain sight.
I can’t step back now that it’s come to this point.
When I was about to lower my mouth down to her ass, Sekrit kicks me.
「Fool, there’s no time for foreplay. Just use some spit and jam it in.」
I don’t know if I even have ten minutes so I can’t spend it on kissing or caressing.
Either I stop or just stick it in.
I smear some saliva on my rod before pushing it into Sekrit’s dark-skinned crotch.
Sekrit is hardly wet and my spit doesn’t provide enough lubrication.
It probably hurts quite a bit for her, but she still pushes her ass toward me the moment I entered her.
「Move! Don’t hold back. Focus only on getting your own pleasure. Fuck me like you’re violating me. Use me like I’m a hole meant to make you ejaculate.」
My hands hold down Sekrit’s hands which are on the wall and I shake my hips with my body pressing hers down.
To ejaculate in a short period of time, I rock my hips furiously.
There’s no time for unnecessary words.
The only sounds are our armor bumping against each other, my breathing, and Sekrit’s enduring groans.
I’m fucking a woman from behind without a single word being uttered and only the minimum sections of our armor opened.
This kind of rape-like play doesn’t stop my dick from staying hard.
I pound Sekrit like I’m in a trance while she simply groans and keeps her hands on the wall.
「Fuh! Hup! Hmp!」
「Gah! Guu! Ugh!」
I can’t touch her ass or her boobs due to her armor, I can’t see her ass and I can’t kiss her.
This is simply hip-bumping sex.
I then hear Celia’s subdued voice.
「Aegir-sama, the enemy’s attack will be starting soon. Where might you be?」
She’s lowering her voice likely so the approaching enemy can’t hear.
However I don’t have the luxury to answer.
I speed up my thrusting.
Sekrit’s large frame lifts up from the ground.
「Ah…… gaa…… gguuuh!!」
She lets out an anguished groan and her nails make a screeching sound as they are dragged along the wall.
「Aegir-sama, are you over…… here……?」
Celia finally shows up at the drinking station.
I can’t stop moving now though.
After several more thrusts, I climax in front of Celia.
I roar like an animal, slam my hips against Sekrit and cum inside her.
Sekrit’s body arches back and she also howls.
I can’t lay back and ejaculate.
I rock my hips as I cum, spewing copious amount of semen with enough force that pain runs through my urethra.
I pull out immediately without a single word after I empty my load.
Sekrit shrieks as my still thick dick is yanked out.
「I’m coming now.」
I follow after Celia while fixing my pants to cover my dick.
「Fufufu, cumming inside with no hesitation. The punishment my pussy endured will likely cause it to swell. What a great fuck.」
Sekrit is left bowlegged with her hands still on the wall.
Globs of semen spill out from her crotch and make a puddle on the ground.
「Oh, I forgot.」
I grab Sekrit by the head and kiss her forcefully.
「I’m heading out now.」
「…… tch, still with that in the end. You should have just left me after you were done.」
Sekrit scoops the sticky white goop leaking from her vagina with a finger and licks it up.
I don’t get her at all.
A voice bellows in the dark which signals flaming arrows to be shot from all around the city.
It is quite a pretty sight to behold now that it isn’t daytime.
「The enemy has started their attack!」
I can see that without them saying anything, but reporting is the duty of the lookout after all.
The falling arrows rain down on the sleeping soldiers…… or that should have happened. Instead, most of the soldiers are hiding under roofs so not many of them got hurt.
Wooden houses have either been torn down already or had water poured on them.
「Another volley is coming!」
Several thousand arrows rain down again.
Our allies don’t counterattack.
With that command, I can hear the sound of the enemy footsteps closing in.
Sure enough, the enemy in the west and south started distancing themselves after shooting their arrows.
The actual attack is concentrated on the north.
「There’s no attack from them, their guards are down! Use this chance to climb up and destroy their hurriedly constructed fences!」
Enemy soldiers try to run and dismantle the fences.
Leopolt nods and I correspondingly wave my right hand.
Ballistae within the city are launched simultaneously.
All of them were aimed at the north wall, primed and ready to fire.
「All units, loose!」
In addition, archers scattered in many houses release their flaming arrows.
An intense volley which doesn’t lose out to the volley fired by the bow cavalry yesterday and giant bolts assail the enemy.
「Crap! Did they see through us!?」
「What a scary barrage! We can’t withstand this!」
「Let’s pull back temporarily. Retreat to our defenses.」
Faced with the extreme shower of flaming arrows, the enemy squad crawls under their large shields and hide in their defenses.
Looks like they were also prepared for the situation where their night raid was seen through and they get counterattacked.
「This much is to be expected.」
It wasn’t long before the defenses of the enemy soldiers started to waver.
「T-the ground is burning? The sandbags are burning!?」
Naturally, the flaming arrows we fired will land on the sandbags on the city walls.
Sandbags should not burn normally but this time they smoldered and started to burn.
「Those aren’t sandbags after all.」
「Yes, they’re cloth bags filled with scrap wood and other garbage. It’s no different to fuel.」
All the contents of the newly stacked sandbags were like that.
The enemy soldiers are moving about in confusion, unable to do anything about the fire at their feet.
I give our ally soldiers a signal with my eyes and they quickly climb up the walls.
「T-the enemy is coming. Get ready!」
「Do they intend to fight in this sea of flames!?」
Even in such a chaotic situation, the enemy manages to get into battle positions.
Umu, this is what it means to be elite.
「Thanks to that, they have fallen into our plan.」
As Leopolt says, I’m glad that the enemy took it head on.
If they ran away, we would have been left in an awkward position.
「We can do this. Be careful not to get mixed in.」
The few soldiers I signaled ran to roughly constructed barrel-like turrets mounted on top of the walls.
Well, they are actually barrels.
Obviously, the enemy sees them, but probably aren’t worried as soldiers aren’t stationed on them.
The hammer-wielding soldiers break the turrets which the enemy is indifferent to.
Myla’s eyes widen while Leopolt’s eyes narrow ever so slightly.
In an instant, flames rise up from the center of the barrels.
It wasn’t on the same dimension as the burning sandbags.
The intensity of the hellfire was as if a great fire magic was cast.
「This is―― uwaaaaaah!」
「Run awaaaaaaay! You’ll get burned alive!」
The repurposed barrels ――were made to look like quickly-made turrets, to hide the fact they were actually barrels.
Plenty of oil was contained by those barrels.
That oil flowed out and was ignited by the fire at the enemy’s feet, grew the embers into flames of greater size and force, and then assaulted the enemy like a flood.
It was all the oil in Melisbark, or more precisely the stored oil meant for lighting and auxiliary fuel by the citizens and merchants.
The fluid was collected and used for this plan.
Although the mayor was seething with anger enough to boil water, it doesn’t matter as long as our defense is successful.
I told him to go complain to the Libatis government if he wants.
「Amazing…… the place resembles hell.」
「You don’t need light to see with all that fire.」
I blow out a candle while patting Celia’s head.
It doesn’t change how bright the night is.
「The enemy night raid units are totally destroyed.」
Myla’s report is unnecessary at this point.
No human can fight after being engulfed by that fire.
Enemy soldiers covered in flames try to escape by throwing themselves off the walls.
No way that will help.
「There’s more where that came from.」
After the spreading fire burned up the wooden barrels, more oil overflows.
The flowing flames are not limited to the top of the walls, they transmit outside towards the hill of people and also down the stairs leading into the city.
Now, the north wall has essentially become a mass of flames.
「I-is this okay?」
「A shallow ditch was dug so it won’t spread to the city…… probably.」
A citizen who runs out of the refuge screams at the sight of the shocking scene and falls to the ground.
Oh, it’s a nice looking girl…… I want to go one round with her but I’ll probably be hated.
「The enemy’s attempt to ascend the city walls have been halted completely. Stage one is done.」
So far, I’ve been spectating comfortably, and here is where the real battle begins.
「Escort unit, follow me.」
My escort unit is already lined up, fully armed and mounted on horses.
This scene isn’t something you get to see in a siege defense.
The heavy cavalry gallop with a distinct hefty sound as they make their way to the burning north gate.
Even the fences and stakes reinforcing the broken gate are burning.
「Don’t get timid now.」
I give a quick reminder before slapping Schwartz’s ass.
The face he gives me looked like he was saying, “are you serious?” as he sighs and follows after Celia whose horse runs off first.
Schwartz rushes toward the wall of fire and crashes into the fence.
Fences originally meant to stop cavalry easily get blown away and we quickly jump outside the city.
「Eh!? They came out?」
「From the fire…… what’s going on?」
「Fences should have been……」
Dumbfounded enemy soldiers were waiting for us outside the gate.
They gave up their night raid operation when the gate turned into a sea of fire.
It wasn’t as if Schwartz broke through with brute strength.
From the start, the fences were thin and fragile so they could be easily bypassed.
A simple tap by the enemy probably would have taken them down.
That’s why we set them on fire before the enemy could touch them, to create a sense of indecision.
Rattle the enemy with fire at their feet, then drive them off the gates.
This is the strategy that Leopolt thought of to decide the battle all at once.
「The knight and horse is burning……」
「De-……demon of fire……」
Despite running for a short time, I got bathed in a lot of sparks.
Schwartz and I shake our bodies to scatter the red powder.
My escort squad jumps out behind me.
Warhorses or not, normal horses would hesitate to charge straight into fire.
It was possible because Schwartz opened up a path.
With the enemy still in their night raid formation, they couldn’t make any anti-cavalry measures.
The sudden appearance of heavy cavalry threw them into disarray.
Not to mention the cavalry’s disadvantage at night was cleared by the burning wall lighting up the sky like it was day.
In their eyes, i was unthinkable for us to attack at this moment.
「――All units, get them!」
I draw my longsword and kick Schwartz’s belly.
I charge into the enemy’s midst irrespective of the yells and screams flying back and forth.
「We don’t have spears…… so line up the crossbows and stop―― ugyaa!」
I run past the man who is probably the commander and cut him down.
The confusion must persist.
「Captain! Guh, reorganize the ranks. Take up defensive formation!」
My escort unit runs at the enemy soldiers who hurry to gather their forces into a messy line.
It was clear what would happen when a group of heavy cavalry charge at disorderly infantry though.
Sturdy armored horses send people flying, enemy soldiers get pierced by spears from horseback, and weighty hooves trample over fallen bodies.
They didn’t even put up a paper-thin resistance.
「Celia, aim for the commander.」
I speak as I run my sword through the enemy in front of me, then throw the dead soldier’s body at the enemy commander yelling out orders.
Two daggers thrown one after the other with a slight time difference by Celia fly at the man in front of her.
「This is nothing!」
The first one was deflected by the man’s shield, however the large object hindered his vision and prevented him from seeing the second which was aimed low at his feet. The knife stabbed the man’s leg and brought him to the ground.
That was when a third dagger found its way into the man’s eye, killing the man after he let out a bizarre grunt.
Gido expertly fired his bow on horseback, systematically taking out the guy standing at the vanguard, the guy yelling loudly and the guy who looks too full of himself.
Among them was a soldier, clearly rank-and-file, who was growing out an excessive beard, and that guy was briefly entertaining.
While the enemy still remained confused, the royal army infantry and bow cavalry also followed the escort unit out through the gates.
「Retreat――! Everyone fall back! Withdraw――!」
A gong or similar instrument was starting to be banged by the enemy.
Our foes scatter and run away as fast as they could.
「Give chase. No, run past and rush the enemy headquarters.」
We aren’t just going to foil their night raid.
We are going to crush the enemy’s attack and then return the favor by doing a night raid of our own.
「Now it’s a race against time. They should not be prepared for a night raid, so let’s attack before they can set up defenses.」
It is difficult to do something as intricate as simultaneously arranging your defenses while organizing an attack.
Judging on their first attack, most of their archers should have been deployed too.
The moment you get attacked after performing your own attack is when the army gets most chaotic.
「Wouldn’t it be great if the confusion spreads to the enemy headquarters?」
「I don’t think it will be that simple.」
Myla and Leopolt have arrived.
Needless to say, this is a fight.
「There is movement in the enemy headquarters. A portion of the army is pushing their way to the front. Although it is within our expectations, this is the most troublesome response.」
「They shouldn’t know the details of the situation…… yet they are already getting into a defensive formation.」
So they figured it was best to fortify their defenses until they could get a grasp of the situation after seeing the great blaze and their night raid unit lapsing into chaos.
I guess they aren’t naive enough to dance like we wanted.
In that case, we just have to break them with force.
Leopolt and Myla doesn’t stop me after I make such a declaration.
My escort unit, the royal army soldiers and bow cavalry join together and start charging.
There wasn’t any kind of specific formation, actually it’s impossible to fight in a tight formation in night battle.
The mixed army closes the distance in no-guard, staying on horseback until they can beat the enemy to a pulp.
「Enemy spotted in front. Roughly 1500!」
A squad separated from the headquarters stands in front of us.
We can’t spare any time or effort detouring around.
「We’re going straight through the center. Don’t drop your speed!」
I don’t see them in an anti-cavalry formation.
Rather, they’re probably panicking from seeing our jumbled army running at them.
「Time to take advantage.」
With my longsword in my right hand and my Dual Crater in my left, I spread my arms wide.
Schwartz runs head-on into the shield of an enemy soldier and crushes him together with his defense on the ground.
At the same time, I swing my longsword and behead the two soldiers on my right side.
「This side too.」
My Dual Crater slices through the top of the head of one of the enemy soldiers who tries to retaliate on the left side.
「You take care of the front.」
Schwartz rams through everybody he encounters with his armored head.
「Don’t slow down. These guys are just a checkpoint.」
Celia throws her swords on horseback, sticking them in the neck and face of two soldiers respectively before finishing them off with quick slashes.
Those who she can’t finish off and the annoying long spear users get a taste of a flying knife from her left hand.
Gido zips past two soldiers and decapitates them, then kicks over another in front of him.
「Just because you have a somewhat handsome face!」
Two enemy soldiers tries to block his way with spears, but Gido’s horse jumps over the two weapons to dodge, allowing Gido to then cut down one of them in return.
As expected of a horse who is good friends with the mountain nation, his mount can handle itself well.
A man cries out as his severed arm twirls around in the air.
She’s rampaging around in her usual two-sword style.
「C’mon now, if you don’t block properly, you’ll die.」
The enemy blocks a strike aimed at his head only to get pierced in the stomach, one dodges a slash to his arm only to get skewered in the throat…… you can’t be average and be able to take consecutive attacks at that speed.
「Close. If you hit, you could have obtained the second-hand body of a woman for yourself.」
Sekrit lays flat on her horse.
She bent backwards so far that it seemed like she was stuck on the horse’s back to avoid the opponent’s spear before chopping the foe’s head off from both sides.
「What’s with that face? I’m telling you now that her hole has already been filled with my seed.」
I threaten Schwartz as I charge deep into the enemy lines.
「Stop the guy in front! If you can’t stop him from passing through the middle, you should be ashamed!」
Looks like they don’t have room to make idle chatter.
Although our allies are gradually gouging a hole in their ranks, their morale hasn’t completely deflated yet.
Several soldiers stand in my way, their eyes bloodshot.
Swords are parried, spears are broken, bolts miss their target.
Shields are knocked away, helmets are smashed, bodies are cut down.
Sounds of metal getting flattened, flesh being torn apart, deathroes and screams as well as commanders yelling fly back and forth mix together.
Correspondingly, I also roar back and purposely maintain my path, staying true to my original declaration of rushing through the middle.
Five people, ten people, I stopped counting how many I cut after that.
「A demon…… a demon has appeared……」
「D-don’t get cold feet! Justice lies under us an Her Majesty Wilhelmina!」
Two more enemy soldiers attack me.
I slice through the forehead of the first with my longsword and then bash the second’s head with my shield.1
I think my current expression might be on the level of Leopolt’s stone face.
To be honest, I don’t have much room to operate.
Even though we’ve broken through quite a bit, the enemy doesn’t give up.
They’re really fighting until the end.
「That demon! Blood-soaked demon!」
I take back my last statement. Looks like I’m smiling.
I wasn’t conscious of it.
I skewer the two attackers with my sword like some dumplings and toss them aside.
Some warm substance sprays on my head.
I’ve come pretty far from the wall so it’s gotten dark and I can’t tell, but it’s probably blood.
Finally, I’ve broken through.
The enemy headquarters is right before my eyes.
「…… how impressive.」
However, a number of new teams appear in front of the headquarters.
I wonder if they were arranged during the time we were charging in or whether it’s because the commander was just that skilled.
I can’t back down now.
The enemy hasn’t regrouped with the squad they sent for night raid and the cavalry can’t be used as effectively in the dark.
It doesn’t change the fact that our chance is now.
I growl multiple times louder than when Sekrit made me cum.
「Don’t be ridiculous! He’s coming, stop him no matter what!」
「By the pride of our army, don’t let him through!」
Celia and Irijina shouts.
Myla has also stepped forward.
This Melisbark battle is reaching its final stage.