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LOTCH 39 A new spark.


–Ostmark Empire Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister Office

“Yourpp excellency, this is the report regarding that case.”
“….That took quite a while.”
“I’m sorry. Although that nation in the brink of extinction from corruption, the security of the Royal Palace is tight.”
“Well, it can’t be helped. So, how was it?”
“Here’s the report.”

I received the report from him. The content is about the succession problem of Silesia Kingdom.


The problem about Silesia Kingdom succession is still on going. King Frans is healthy and there’s no particular misgovernments.

“Currently, most of the great nobles of Silesia are supporting Archduke Karol.”
“So the new nobles that opposing the great nobles, the small and medium sized nobles are in the Princess faction?
“Indeed. Also, there are many nobles that are still supporting the current King Frans, Archduke Karol seems to be waiting for Frans [natural death].”
“[Natural death] is it.”

There are few members of royal family that can experience natural death in such situation. Most of them will die from accident or disease.

“If they try to assassinate him unskillfully, it may lead to a civil war with the current King faction.” In this kind of international situation, Archduke Karol would also wanted to avoid civil war.
“On that note, as expected the girl that entered the military academy is his?”
“Yes. Although there’s a few nobles that supported her, since Frans wanted the Princess to succeed the throne, most of the king faction will probably also be the princess faction. Additionaly, the princess will surely try to get some connection with some powerful nobles in the military school. The Archduke will surely wanted to eliminate her as soon as possible.”
“Hohou. Then, do you think it will be a good plan for our country to send someone to infiltrate the military school?”
“….As expected, it will be hard.”
“The reason?”
“There is also a report that the Archduke tried to allied himself with the [East Continental Empire].”
“Well, that is indeed a strong ally.”

With the political change, Carlsberg Republic had become a vassal state of “East Continental” Empire. If even Silesia became a vassal state to “East Continental Empire”, it will compromise our national defense.

“Our country won’t be able to oppose the alliance of [Carlsberg, Silesia and East Continental Empire]. However, allying with Silesia is also difficult.”

A political change like in Carlsberg might occurs in Silesia if we intervene unskillfully. Even if it doesn’t, it will be a troubling event if a rebellion happen there.

“Does cooperation with the Livonia Nobles isn’t possible?”
“Though it’s not impossible, it isn’t a nation that border the [East Continental Empire]. There;s no guarantee that they will help us even if we become an ally.”

There won’t be any nation that will join us when we fight with a big nation like that. Even if we can allied ourselves with Livonia, it will be only to oppose Silesia-Carlsberg. We don’t have any prospect of winning a war against “East Continental Empire”. Additionally, speaking of alliance there was some rumor.

“If it’s about border, then there is [Kils the 2nd Empire] though…”
“However, to ally ourselves with that nation is…”
“Aah, that is impossible.”

The relationship between the Kils and our nation is bad…. to say it nicely. That nation won’t ally themselves with the [East Continental Empire] but there will be no chance that they will ally themselves with us.
As expected, it got to be Silesia. At the very least , we must not allow Silesia to fall into [East Continental Empire] hand. Also, we must not let [East Continental Empire] have time to intervene. Is there such method…..

N? As far as the report says, there’s something strange about the [East Continental Empire].
I took out a report from the desk drawer.

“Captain, take a look at this.”
” Survey report of [East Continental Empire] is it? You Excellency, this is.”
“Aah. Do you think that this one can be used?”
“…..Yes. However it will takes some time.”
“How long?”
“Perhaps several years.”
“Well, there’s no other way.” However with this that nation won’t be able to move for a while. There’s some problem with their national economy and it seems like another dispute with [Kils the 2nd Empire] has re-emerged. We won’t fail if we don’t hurry it too much.”
“Understood. I will prepare it at once.”
“Fumu. I’ll pray for your success, captain.”



The result of Ostmark Foreign Minister strategy will be seen 4 years later, at they 636th year of Continental Calendar.

The next chapter is scheduled to take place after a time skip. Look forward to it.

LOTCH 38 Military Division Selections

1st chapter of the new year yay.
*Not mine

Because Silesia Kingdom is placed in a high altitude, it doesn’t get hot in the summer. Unlike Japan, it isn’t humid and you can just go under a shade and sleep easily with refreshing breeze, it’s a very easy climate to live in. Winter? Aah, um, it’s so cold that you can freeze to dead.

Well, I’m talking about it since it’s already the 8th month. In other word, it’s approximately a year since the entrance ceremony.
There was a lot of things that happened. I experienced a real war, made friends with princess, beaten black and blue by Sara, joking around with Radek, talking about some serious stuff with Warta-san… are? Isn’t it wasn’t a good year?

“Jozef, How was the exam results?”
“It’s alright. How about Sara and Radek?”
“Well it’s alright.”

The final exam for the 2nd semester is ended already. I avoid a fail in all subjects. However archery is exactly 60 points.
Sara and I don’t have to worry about it from 2nd year and on though. The Tactical Research Division that I will enter will integrate archery, horsemanship and the others into one martial arts class. Magic and also strategies will be more important. On the other hand, the war history and tactics class will be powered up, we will do something like practice using illustrations.

“So Sara is going to Swordsmanship Division?”
“Aah, I changed my mind.”

I haven’t heard that.

“Then, where are you going to?”
“Cavalryman Division.”

Cavalryman Division… maybe she was influenced at that time when we’re escorting the princess? Or it might be sooner than that.

“It’s because Emilia said [You fit more being a cavalry].”
“Eh, just because of that?”
“Something wrong with that?”

Is it alright to decide on it that easily? Well, I also decided to go to Tactical Research Division easily though. However, isn’t Cavalry Division an elite course? Is it really alright? Also, we heard about Swordsmanship Division final exam but what about Cavalry Division?

“In the end, which department did you choose Radek?”
“N? Nnn, what should I do…”
“No no what do you mean by that? You have to submit the Division selection paper today you know?”
“I can’t decide.”
“Why can’t you?”

It’s hard to decide because Radek got about the same score in all grades. Well, he can change his division later if he can pass the division change exam later.

“I think Supply Division suit Radek-san.”
“Nn? Oh, Isn’t it the duke.”
“I haven’t succeeded that title yet you know.”
“Is that so. So, why do I suit Supply Division?”
“Eeh, that is…”

Her Highness recommended Radek to go to the Supply Division. I see, did you persuade Sara like this too?

“Okay, then I guess I’ll go to the Supply Department.”
“So easy….”

Can you really decide it just like that? Supply Division isn’t exactly popular. Even if you graduate you will get desk jobs at most.

“Which Department did you choose Walesa-san?”
“As you know, it’s the Tactical Research Division. Though I’ve not submit the paper yet.”
“I think that’s perfect for Walesa-san.”

I wondered if she’s going to recommend another division but, I was wrong. Well, I would be troubled if she recommended Archer Division or something else though.

“Which course are Warta-san and Emilia-sama going to join?”
“Maya and I will enter the Swordsman Division.”
“….Swordsman Division?
“Yes. I’ve already submitted the document so I can’t change it.”
“But the graduation exam for Swordsman Division is….”
“I know. However I’ve decided.”

Is that so…. the Princess is going to perform the last rite of someone later. Though it will be an honor for the other person instead.

“Well, I can’t say anything else but please do your best.”
“Yes, I will do my best.”

The Princess Smiled and said so.



And then the last day of the 1st year come.

Since in the 2nd year the classes are divided by the Division, the dorm rooms are going to change to.
In other words, Sara, Radek, Princess Emilia, Warta-san and I will go to our respective division dorm.
Since we’re still in the same school, there will be many opportunities to meet but, as expected we can’t meet after school anymore. After all, because the classes are different there’s no meaning to study together after school anymore.

“Ano, Sara-san?”

That’s strange. She doesn’t say anything and she doesn’t hit me.

“What are you doing?”
“Aah Radek, Sara san is dead.”
“There’s no respond to anything I did at all.”
“I see, this is indeed serious.”
“Isn’t it?”

We discussed such thing near Sara. Usually 2 or 3 kick will fly already. Currently she’s still as meek as a cat.

Kotsun. (sfx)
And, Sara poked my forehead.

“Because today is the last day, I’ll forgive you with just this.”

Un…. I think a “stab” is a fit for a last hit in a combo.

“Because it’s the last time, it feels strange to do that much and doesn’t get hit.”

I’m not an M though. It’s just doesn’t feels right.


She clench her fist while murmuring so and poked me with it.



Nothing particular happened in the end and the last day ended. Sensei said [Well, hang in there] to us for the last speech. More or less.

“With this, it’s a good bye.”
“I think it’s too early for that. We won’t truly be separated before we all graduate.”
“That’s right.”

I had such conversation with Radek.
It will be a while since we can talk like this again. Somehow it’s…..

“Oh, Jozef, are you crying?”
“No I didn’t!”

Finally I hit him once more.

“Ara, what are you 2 doing together?”
“Nothing. We’re just talking.”

It’s unknown when we will be able to fight like this from now on.

“When our class divided it will feels lonely. It was for a short while but thanks.”
“I don’t remember doing anything to be thanked though?”
“Un Un. After all we’re friends.”
“That’s right.”

From now on we must advance while also making some connections for the Princess sake. Though there will only be a few, there will surely be quite a lot by the time we graduate.

“Radek-san, Walesa-san. Please take care of yourselves.”
“I understand. Ah, Also Emilia-sama.”
“Although it’s a bit late, please call me by my given name from now on….”
“Aah… then, Jozef-san, are you sure?”
“Yes. Thank you very much.”
“Even though you said that, there won’t be much opportunity to call you from now on…”

That’s so. I should’ve suggested it earlier.

“You should’ve said that earlier Walesa-kun. No, should I say Jozef-kun?”
“Whichever is fine Warta-san.”
“Won’t you call me Maya?”
“I don’t want to.”

Because it’s scary.

“Then, we will excuse our self with this.”
“Well, fine. Jozef Walesa-kun.”

When Maya Warta-san said so, she and the Princess waved their hands and went away.

“She hesitate to call just your given name and called you using your full name huh.”
“Is that so?”

Warta-san is quite a weirdo.

“….Then , should we return to the dorm and clean up?”
“That’s right.”



Thus we all advanced to the 2nd year.

The time when all the members standing shoulder to shoulder like this will be 4 years from now on, 636th year of the Continental Calendar.

Well that’s the end of the School Arch.
Wondering if I should stop or continue….