The Heroic Tale Of A Villainous Prince Chapter 44

Episode 44: Romantic Comedy and Mischief

The carriage rattled softly as it moved along. Outside the window stretched a vibrant, emerald landscape, appearing as though it were adorned with a lush green carpet. Amidst this beautiful expanse of green, stood rows of sun-kissed, crimson roofs.

“Could it be? Is that it?”

Charl asked without tearing her gaze away from the scenery outside.

“Yes, we’ve arrived at Garland Territory, Charl-chan. Is this your first visit?”

“Yes, it is. Although I’ve heard of it as the birthplace of Saint Claudia, who once fought alongside the founding kings of the great nations, including … Read the rest

The Heroic Tale Of A Villainous Prince Chapter 43

Chapter 43: Freeze, The Ice Prince

The heat. The wind. Everything was frozen as if bowing to the ground.

An aloof ice that repels everything around it. A frozen wasteland of rejection that seems to carve pain akin to burning upon touch.

At its center stood the second prince… Noelle-Noir-Iverpel, who sighed lightly.

“So, that’s the renowned [Ice Prince] of the Iverpel Kingdom.”

The power of ice is a superior attribute to water, and not many can wield it.

My elder brother Leo, whom I fought against, was jealous of Luche-nee’s magical talent.

Among the royal family, Luche-nee stands out … Read the rest

The Heroic Tale Of A Villainous Prince Chapter 42

Chapter 42: Ice

A night passed since the Royal Palace Murder Cookie Incident.

I miraculously survived from the afterlife, pondering the beauty of life with the victims.

“Tomorrow isn’t something to take for granted, huh…”

“The sunlight feels so warm in the heart…”

The sunlight streaming in from the corridor window is dazzling. The scenery I saw after eating the cookies was more, well, dark, cold, and chilly… Ah, let’s stop thinking about it. This is absolutely not good.

“Well… it’s been a while since I had Luche-sama’s murder dish, but it’s still quite something. I almost ended up going … Read the rest

The Heroic Tale Of A Villainous Prince Chapter 41

Chapter 41: The Royal Palace Murder Cookie Incident

“Makina! Hey, snap out of it! Makina!”
The usually lively maid girl who always teased me was now completely collapsed in my arms.
“Al… Your Highness…”
“What happened? Who did this to you!?”
“…It… was…”
Struggling with her last breath, Makina pointed with her finger to a certain spot.
On her fingertip lay scattered fragments of a teacup that had apparently fallen and shattered on the floor. Perhaps it had contained tea inside. A faintly elegant aroma lingered in the air.
“What’s going on!? Is something wrong with the tea!?”
“Run… … Read the rest

The Heroic Tale Of A Villainous Prince Chapter 40

Episode 40 The End Is With My Fiancée
There was darkness. Deeper, more distant and colder than any abyss.
“I have returned,”
Lucille gracefully curtsied to the darkness and, with solemn manners, presented a ring.
“I have snatched this from the royal family – the Ring of Royal Raiment. Please accept it, Mother.”
The Ring of Royal Raiment that was once equipped on Leor’s right hand was now wrapped in a silent, evil aura and swallowed by the cold darkness.
“I see… Understood. Perhaps I should get my little sister to make her move … Read the rest

The Heroic Tale Of A Villainous Prince Chapter 39

Chapter 39 – Sublimation
Charl, stunned in his arms.
Her whole body was covered in wounds, tattered and torn. Even without words, it told of how she had fought with all her might.

As if having its prey stolen, the Lizardman [Fragment]’s eyes turn this way as it raises its gigantic fist.
“[Alvida]. [Arsene].”
Faster than that burly arm can swing down,
Summoned from the ring, [Alvida] and [Arsene] simultaneously charge at the [Fragment], blowing away its massive body.
“Al…I’m sorry. With my strength…this was my limit…”
“You don’t need … Read the rest

The Heroic Tale Of A Villainous Prince Chapter 38

Chapter 38 – Between Hope and Despair

Keep moving forward. Simply keep going straight ahead.
What lies ahead are fragments of disaster. Roaring and bellowing monsters spewing tyranny and trampling destruction.
If left alone, the capital would undoubtedly be annihilated. If we cannot stop them, many people will die. In this place, Charlotte is the only one with the power to stand against that feat. And conversely, if I cannot measure up here…it will be checkmate.
(…………It’s heavy)
My body tingles under the pressure of this critical juncture.
The weight of [lives] pressing … Read the rest

The Heroic Tale Of A Villainous Prince Chapter 37

Chapter 37: When Shadows and Light Cross Paths

The sudden appearance of the colossal lizard-type [Fragment] turned the capital into a chaotic battlefield filled with screams and turmoil.
“Damn it. Evacuation guidance, dealing with the [Fragment]… we’re short on manpower!”
The commander of the Royal Knights, Grashian-Guwenael, clenched his lips in the face of the rampaging giant.
The appearance of a [Fragment] right in the heart of the capital was an unprecedented situation. It was likely a teleportation through a magic circle, slipping through the capital’s barrier without detection. To achieve such a feat, meticulous preparations over an extended … Read the rest

The Heroic Tale Of A Villainous Prince Chapter 36

Chapter 36: The Shadow Begins to Move

The roar of the lizard-shaped Fragment reverberated, and the air vibrated like a piercing sensation on the skin. The wicked aura of the Sixth Attribute emanating from its entire body flickered like flames.
I managed to move my legs somehow and dodged by leaping sideways. The claws, swung haphazardly, pierced and crushed the arena floor.
“Haa… haa… haa… Damn it. Just when I’m already exhausted, a big shot shows up. That woman…!”
Lucille was already gone. While everyone in the arena was distracted by this massive lizard-like creature, she must have … Read the rest

The Heroic Tale Of A Villainous Prince Chapter 35

Chapter 35 – The Conclusion, and Then

My second contracted spirit dances gracefully in the sky, as if toying with the observer.
The spirit [Arsene] wraps around my body and manifests the [Spirit Dress].
“The second spirit…!”
Leo nii glares at me with eyes laying bare his wounds. But I have no time to falter.
“[Forewarning Right Sword], [Receive Left Sword]”
I grab the swords appearing in my hands and immediately kick off the ground sharply.
Leo nii tries to react on instinct but [Arsene] prioritizes speed.
“Too slow!”… Read the rest