Reborn as The Underdog First Prince Volume 1 Chapter 5 part 2

As expected, there were still those among the plains folk who didn’t think siding with Todd was good.
 
Todd’s methods were too conciliatory, so some must have seen it as spineless.
 
Totila was keeping his clan together through coercion and intimidation.
 
Considering the disposition of the mountain folk, it could be said his clan looked more favorable.
 
“Also…”
 
“There’s more?”
 
“Yes sir! – Oi, bring that over!”
 
Following his order, a warrior hurried into the tent, and brought something out.
 
At first I thought it might be a black cloth symbolizing mourning, … Read the rest

Reborn as The Underdog First Prince Volume 1 Chapter 5 part 1

Our goal is to defeat Totila!
 

 
The third peak from the east of the Erneshia Range, Narup, the fifth mountain consisting of the seven-mountain range, is like a single rock.
 
The terrain is rugged everywhere, with slopes ranging from steep to flat, and its shape is quite distorted compared to the surrounding mountains.
 
The mountain, so desolate that not even grass grows, is a natural fortress created by the earth.
 
The poorly drained terrain serves as a natural moat, the sheer cliffs provide a perfect vantage point for shooting arrows, and the narrow, horse-inaccessible passages confuse people like a … Read the rest

Reborn as The Underdog First Prince Volume 1 Chapter 4 part 11

“Your Highness, do you hear something?”
 
Along with ground-shaking tremors like a horde of monsters marching, I heard a voice, though I couldn’t tell who it belonged to.
 
Neither Todd nor Rai knew who was shouting, but seeing Haruto break into a delighted smile told us.
 
“That kid’s nothing but trouble.”
 
While thinking he’d get angry if anyone else said that, I looked at Haruto and pointed in the direction of the voice.
 
“Go get him, since you’re here anyway.”
 
“Aha… Got it, I’ll go!”
 
With that, Haruto bounced, or rather rocketed using … Read the rest

Reborn as The Underdog First Prince Volume 1 Chapter 4 part 10

In the game, Totila was the only mountain folk who could use fire magic up to the second tier.

Just with his pure combat ability and without using any magic tools, he would be quite a threat.

Given his crafty personality, he might come up with a way to take down the Shiranui.

“Should we request reinforcements from the homeland? Even if just the third division of the kingdom knights whose main duty is defense…”

“If possible, I don’t want to rely on reinforcements. I don’t want to leave the homeland vulnerable.”

Rynfelt and Rynsgaya were once the great nation … Read the rest

Reborn as The Underdog First Prince Volume 1 Chapter 4 part 9

They couldn’t spare forces to deal with them when Rynfelt could invade at any time.

Not even the king or influential noble houses imagined the mountain folk could unite as one group.

(With the sole exception of His Highness…)

Reienbach watched as Todd discussed with Ho whether they would head for the second peak next, or absorb the surrounding clans first.

Garul wanted to head straight for Mount Marb and Totila, while Ho argued they should first send envoys to establish a loose confederation.

“The relatively large Ho clan on Ning mountain has now been reborn as Todd’s clan. Many … Read the rest

Reborn as The Underdog First Prince Volume 1 Chapter 4 part 8

The voices from behind had somehow grown smaller.

Raienbach had probably properly fulfilled his role.

Todd dashed to the hut, but no more arrows flew now.

Only hearing Shiranui slicing through the wind, he arrived at his destination.

Todd briefly considered attacking as-is, but decided to go flashy and channeled mana in one go.

Then he sheathed the swords on his back, combining them back into Kusanagi, and leapt up.

Floating in midair, he overlapped his hands into a fist.

Landing atop the hut’s roof, he swung down a blow he greatly wound up.

Bang!

Shiranui’s strike caved in the … Read the rest

Reborn as The Underdog First Prince Volume 1 Chapter 4 part 7

“Women and military power if we obey, that’s what it means. Even without voicing it, His Highness is saying follow me and I’ll let you suckle the sweet milk.”

“Scary…is this really something a twelve year old would do?”

“Ah, to think for a moment I…what have I done…”

Seeing Soot turn pale and start shaking, Landon decided to stop pressing him any further.

While he had made one blunder, that was in a place with no other eyes on them.

And Soot was one of the few comrades he had, and the bond forged by their mission was genuine.… Read the rest

Reborn as The Underdog First Prince Volume 1 Chapter 4 part 6

…No, but she is the strongest one by the mountain people’s standards, so maybe there’s no issue.

Then I could take command of tactics myself, and have her come out for the crucial moments.

Thinking about the future, we need to get used to fighting using not just the four of us with powered armor, but also the mountain people.

“Let’s drink, alcohol.”

“Are you already drunk? Annoying.”

“Don’t say stuff people can overhear, I properly got permission.”

By the time Landon noticed, the two had already taken out alcohol from somewhere and started drinking it.

Seeing their unconcerned attitude … Read the rest

Reborn as The Underdog First Prince Volume 1 Chapter 4 part 5

Well of course they would react like that.

If their boss was suddenly killed right in front of them, there’s no way they could keep fighting spirit.

For people seeing the powered armor for the first time, dealing with this ambush would be difficult.

At least until their information spreads, we can likely decide the first strike with high probability.

But to Landon, Renge seemed to be panicking slightly.

He could understand for Todd making a solo dash.

Despite being only twelve years old, the performance of that strengthened heavy armor called Shiranui that he could match blades with the … Read the rest

Reborn as The Underdog First Prince Volume 1 Chapter 4 part 4

Picking up on Todd’s intent to be wary of betrayal and ambush, Landon nods vigorously.

If they sharpen their vigilance, they will probably be able to unify the tribes in this kingdom’s vicinity.

“Also, don’t overdo the fun times. If something happens because of that, I really will get angry and have Rai half-kill you, so take that to heart.”

“Y-Yes sir! We’ll be careful!”

“We intend to look after them properly even after taking them as our wife.”

“Yeah, I got it. But you guys are all at least knights, right? So if you do anything inappropriate…” they should … Read the rest