Maou ni Natta node, Dungeon Tsukutte Jingai Musume to Honobono suru

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Vol. 2 Ch. 13
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Huh, there are good humans too.
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@GrimThoughts "I just followed orders" was the excuse for some of the worst crimes in history... no thanks... anyone is responsible for their actions, if they think that they have to follow blindly than they deserve whatever happens to them.
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So this is what a gamer girlfriend looks like!!
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You know, it's possible for someone to be smart and resourceful enough to find a way to conceal the gathering and mobilization of a large force of mercenaries and the like to raid the forest, only to have their intelligence/cunning fail them at a crucial moment that makes them look stupid. Adolf Hitler was smart enough to learn from his earlier mistakes in attempting to take over the German government (namely, the Beer Hall Putsch) and figure out how to seize power from within the Weimar Republic political system (instead of a revolt, which essentially attempts a takeover from outside the system), and was also smart enough to notice and exploit several opportunities in the subsequent years to cement his power, including testing the willingness of his potential enemies to crack down on his attempts at expansionism (answer: not much willingness to start a war, thus being able to get away with occupying Czechoslovakia and annexing Austria; it took invading Poland for the UK and France to declare war); but then he proved stupid enough to believe that overengineered super-heavy tanks like the Tiger is a more practical option than increasing production of the tried and proven Panzer IVs and Panthers, that Germany had an actual chance at defeating the Soviet Union, that he knew better than his own generals at how to conduct a war despite him having never risen above the rank of corporal (not even a commissioned officer!), and that guts could somehow defy reality and overcome impossible odds.
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@GrimThoughts They listened to the other guy, and decided to remain there. He lived, they died. Simple as that. It sucks for the friends and loved ones back home losing them because the prince is an idiot, but it's entirely the prince's fault. Yuki didn't even have to warn them at all, they were already breaking a peace treaty by being there at all.
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@Shiroi_Kage Yeah, the poor soldiers who were just taking orders didn’t really deserve to die lol
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Nice more Lefi
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Nice chapter.
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That was rather ruthless. It's insane.
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The prince is an idiot pfft
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@jonsmth Doesn't matter when he learned of the force, he should have immediately reported. We haven't seen him do it yet. Landlord seems loyal, to his people at least, and should want aid as fast as possible. By the pact he made with Yuki, he should already have been a dead man walking the moment the first soldier entered the forest. Makes for a strong incentive to stop them as soon as possible. The fact that he's scheming instead suggest he wants a bigger prize.
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@cor3zone
What I meant about not seeing the 500 men was not seeing them assemble and then march into the forest. iirc, the landlord only knew of them when they were already in the forest. early sightings from scouts and travelers on the countryside could have reached any lords' ears but that was probably controlled. there was simply not enough time to preempt them.

The noble probably sympathized with the prince's "ideals". That means he could always say that he was doing it for the king and country. Though for him to be so far out into the front lines, he was likely ambitious, gullible, and disposable.
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@jonsmth In a feudal system, the feudal lords report directly to the King. Landlord would be able to contact the King directly if he wanted, and the message wasn't intercepted. He didn't, which points to scheming. I just hope in favor of peace, not the prince.
The prince is blatantly incompetent. I think it's quite clear Hood is manipulating him. And you're right, the King conspiring makes no sense.
About the noble, exactly my point. If he isn't foreign, he's breaking the King's edict. If he is, he's an invader. Either way, the King needs to be informed, and would probably intervene. Seems like Landlord isn't content with just that though, and wants more evidence.
Hood's plotting is intriguing.
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@cor3zone
News takes a while to reach the ears of the king. Even then, information could be controlled since the perpetrators are inside the country. 500 men marching into the forest? Nope, we didn't see anything like that.

Dismissing the soldier tho was really dumb. It's convenient for the landlord and to move the plot forward, but makes the competence of the prince and his supporters inconsistent. Maybe it's part of the plan? The hooded guy mentioned something about a plan.

I doubt that the king is conspiring with the prince since he has already rejected the prince's suggestion to retaliate. The conspiracy is being done behind the king, and I bet the prince is just being manipulated (that hooded guy seems suspicious).

The noble doesn't have to be foreign, but they didn't need to be on the same side as the king either. They're in it for glory and renown. The king can't always know what all his subjects are doing.

@flannan
Not every warband has to be affiliated with the kingdom to be needing approval of the king to move around
Even if that warband was deemed to be a threat that needs subjugating, 500 is a large number, and it would take a while to muster enough men and prepare enough supplies to feasibly subjugate a force of that size
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hope lefi just launches a napalm strike with the dragons and roasts the plebs
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@flannan Or just a sign of rebellion. The King being the best ruler ever would not mean there couldn't be people who disagreed or were corrupt. He's one man, and can't control the minds of his people. All not being equal, happy people and angry people can exist at the same time, for the same reasons.
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@cor3zone - a large warband acting without king's approval is a sign the king isn't really ruling his country, and you can't rely on him.
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@jonsmth A large warband risking retaliation is grounds for royal intervention, though. He probably knows about the noble accompanying them, and I doubt said noble is foreign. If he is, even bigger issue.

The King declared the forest off-limits, meaning anyone entering without the King's permission can expect punishment.
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@cor3zone
> The only thing that would be hard to prove would be the prince's involvement, not that the force trespassed on forbidden land.
Well, there it is. Just having some large warband march into the forest doesn't really prove anything.

For now, all the landlord has is one of the soldiers who escaped and got dismissed. The soldier too is in the dark about the whole plot, but at the very least, the landlord might be able to find out who the employer is and work his way up from there.

Now that I think about it, does the landlord even suspect the prince? He doesn't have any info really other than a large group of men walking into the forest. Talking to one of the survivors is really just the first step.
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The priince hasn't been part of the subjugation force? I feel cheated.
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