Prologue

Wake up.

Do not stop.

Arrows rained down on me once again. I used my sword to parry what I could and got pierced by the arrows I could not.

I lunged forwards, piercing through two enemies, and cutting down one more in the same swing.

I cannot fall.

This cannot be the end for Secretia.

Someone ran forward and like a habit, I met him with my sword first – he blocked me with skilled moves and spoke,

“I know you. What was your name?”

“I’ve forgotten.”

I am but a sword in the service of the King Oroz.

I moved my one remaining arm, brandishing my sword but the man’s skilled manoeuvres shattered it.

“Ah… right, this sword is Chase’s Auro. I’ve always wanted to see it.”

Instead of replying, I lunged at him with only the hilt of my broken sword. The man did not bother avoiding it, instead, he shot a spear of ice.

I could not dodge it.


I could hear the hum of life in my ears. It was hard to breathe….

“I am Arsan Hertz, Commander of Kyris’ Magic Division, Balkan. Crown Prince of Secretia, Bern. I will remember you. You have fought plenty-”

… I raised my gaze and stared into the distance.

My dear elder brother; your majesty…I tried to search for the place where you were.

However, my blurred vision could not see anything.

“-So now rest,”

The light began to fade.

That was my last memory.

When I opened my eyes once again, it was 10 years before that last memory took place.

And of all the things I could have become, it was from the enemy country that drove Secretia to ruin – I became Kyris’ third prince Calian.

Calian.

The bloodline of dragons was wasted on this weak prince. He had too many fears, no decent backing nor any ability to protect himself. He lived his life in hiding, without exerting any effort and was eventually assassinated before even reaching the age of 15.

And now that was the future approaching me.

And so, the Calian in the mirror asked,

“What are you going to do now?”

I answered,

“Of course,

I have to live.”

I have definitely taken some liberties with this translation because the original writing style is really simplistic.

The author tends to switch between Bern and Calian quite frequently. So to clarify, Bern is the name of the knight who was reincarnated into the past – he dies during the war and ends up in the body of Calian and finds he has travelled 10 years into the past.

Original Calian = The timid third prince of Kyris

Bern = The younger brother of the King of Secretia – a Kingdom that was defeated by Kyris in war

Calian = Bern in Calian’s body

Let me know if there are any questions!

Published by Tani

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26 thoughts on “Prologue

    1. This chapter is the prologue, the next chapter is chapter 1 but the author breaks everything down into ‘episodes’ instead of chapters so I went with that

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  1. Excellent translation work. Few translators are able to pick up the slack for the author, but you seem to be able to do it. The liberties you have taken are well-placed and I appreciate your ability to not only translate, but to also improve.

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  2. New reader here, I hope this translation makes it really far. I dislike discontinued stories, but if the ride is good then I want to enjoy it. 🙂
    Thank you very much, Tani.

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  3. Hey I wanna thank you for picking up this novel :D. I was really disappointed when I couldn’t find chapters after 40. And the last I read this was novel was almost 6-7months ago so I forgot all the important details lol. I think taking it up from the beginning is a very smart choice!

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    1. thanks, I just have thing of like, I cant start at chapter — I need to start from 0 and have the complete set 🙂

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    1. Honestly, if I was someone who knew how to plan and manage time, I would be able to tell you – but for now, its just ‘as and when I have time to translate’ lol

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  4. i really liked this novel, but i have second thoughts on novels that are discontinued, if i am to belive NU of course, but i guess there is a lot of chapters even if there is no official ending. nice job, all the best ~

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    1. Yeah, the official raws of this is discontinued now because sadly the author passed away some time last year – I still think its worth reading what’s out so far tho since there are hundreds of chapters and I really like the characters 🙂

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  5. Hi, I suggest you start from chapter 38 as the first 37 chapters have already been translated by another translator(that stopped translating a while ago).

    Love this novel BTW, thank you for picking this up.

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    1. Hi, thanks for reading and leaving a comment and yeah I know that there are other translations already up but I figured I would re-do them myself for the sake of consistency and just to make it so I’m not lost if I jump from translations to raws 🙂

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    2. Based on what I had flagged on NU, I believe WordExcerpt got up to chapter 58 before the TL went incommunicado and they deleted the chapters along with most of their other novels when they went legit.

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