Kurt and the Flying Dragon
Ok, got that one done. Hew. Uhhhh... 70 pages. Geez. Ok well, almost done with this volume at least. I'll try to get that done in the next few days.
[Wolfsmund 14 Translation by Kewl0210]
Title: Chapter 14
Kurt and the Flying Dragon
Narration: The Alps, St. Gotthard Pass
The barrier "The Wolf's Maw".
Wolf: Everything all right?
Guy: Yes, sir.
Nothing out of the ordinary.
Wolf: If the insurgents get in through a tunnel they dig into the basement
we are sure to feel shaking.
So know that I will not overlook you nodding off.
Guy: Yes, sir.
Narration: During the Middle Ages, if the base of an enemy castle could be dug into,
then the tactic of sieging a castle through an underground tunnel was frequently used.
They would secretly dig under the castle walls
and as they moved forward, they would burn their support beams
causing cave-ins which would make the castle walls collapse.
this pass is a place with a hard bedrock exposed on the surface.
I don't think a tunneling attack would be feasible.
Wolf: You're a surprisingly unpredictable bunch.
I have nothing to be worried about with you here.
Guys: Lord Wolfram!
At the Western Tower!
Wolf: Oh my.
Just through where
and in what way...
Wolf: Entering through the latrines?
Your dedication is touching.
Though as it would seem, those iron bars have blocked your path
and because the hole is so narrow, your body has gotten stuck so now you are in quite a bind.
There are castles that have been captured by this method,
so just to be safe, we prepared those bars.
Seems they did their job.
Wolf: I honestly
have to hand it to you.
If I were chosen for such a role
I would back out even if it cost me my life.
We'll give this hero a fitting reception.
Please clean him up with some nice hot water.
Guy: Yes, sir!
SFX: GUH GUH GUH GUH
Guy: HOT A COHOH GEHAUGH UGOGO
Please gauge yourself as you pour
as to keep any dirty water from overflowing from the latrine.
Guy: Yes, sir!
Guy: Suspicious travelers
at the Eastern Lake!
Wolf: Oh, gracious me.
They sure are in a hurry with their castle siege of theirs, aren't they?
Wolf: Seems he's been caught in the nets we laid in the water.
Perhaps he was trying to contact the folks on the other side?
Just leave him.
This water is freezing.
He's sure to die momentarily.
Wolf: Soon, the Younger Lord Duke
will be here leading his army of reinforcements.
This trying siege
will be over soon.
We need just hold out a little longer.
Let's give this our all, everyone.
The insurgents are many and we are few.
Any small hole will bring a sudden and tragic result.
We must prevent the insurgents from invading.
So everyone, try your utmost to stay on guard.
Narration: North side of the barrier.
Camp of the Eternal Alliance within the territory.
SFX: KAAAN KAAAN
Guys: What are
those guys doing?
Are they seriously trying to dig a tunnel?
No, maybe they're trying to fill up the lake?
Wolf: Well now,
just what is it they're doing?
SFX: KAAAN KAAAN
Guy: Good work!
Keep it up!
Do it so the people in the barrier
don't get tired of looking at you!
Make it noisier!
Leader: Give them a good show!
it's about time for stage 2.
We're counting on you,
Hilde: The direction of the wind is perfect.
We can do it.
\Walter: Okay, here we go.
Hilde: He's rising!
we need to control it.
Little by little...
Walter: A Venetian merchant I met in Lugano showed me some play equipment imported from the Orient.
Using that as a base, we'll use this kite
to invade the barrier by air.
I'm entrusting this strategy to you,
[Oh, a new character introduced in this chapter going to invade the barrier. I'll bet you he lives and gets the girl and everything.]
Walter: By making a big commotion digging a hole
we'll draw Wolfram's attention.
Our real goal is the "kite".
Right now, it's the season where the wind blows from the entrance of the pass towards the exit.
So we'll ride the wind to fly the kite onto the roof of the barrier.
Luckily, it's a new moon tonight
so the black kite will easily blend into the night.
Top box: Kite
Right box: Cabins
Center Box: Barrier
Lower Box: Digging Work (Diversion)
Left Box: North Fortress
Walter: He'll transfer from the kite to the roof
and enter through the machine room on the North Side
and open the north gate.
And when the gate opens
we'll all rush in together.
You can fly with that thing?
Narration: The kite was invented in ancient China.
It is said to have arrived in Western Europe in the 14th Century.
The first kites to arrive in Western Europe were tube shaped.
Because of their appearance, they were called "dragons".
In this age in Italy, a land with quite an advanced culture,
it was still only known of by few.
Hilde: Who's going to ride that thing?
Is it you, Walter?
Walter is the cornerstone of this war.
If the worst were to happen and we lost him,
it would become like the blind leading the blind, as it says in the scriptures.
Walter: I won't be going.
he will go.
The Unterwalden goat herder,
Guy: Shit, this is pissing me off!
I'm so worried about this
I can't even take a nap!
Wolf: Very soon, the Younger Lord Duke will be here.
Regardless as to whether they are digging a tunnel or filling in the lake,
they cannot hope to succeed.
I suppose that's
all the imagination they have......
Walter: It's been about an hour.
The Northerly winds are strong.
But unless the Westerly winds get stronger,
the kite won't reach to barrier.
be quite cold,
to the treatment that guy got.
I give up!
no match for Kurt.
Guy: Well, ya can't complain.
He is the best in all of Unterwalden.
Kurt: Hey now, I'm.........
Cause when the big battle comes
I'm gonna be standing at the head of the pack.
I just hope that when that time comes
all of you guys will be behind me.
Hell yeah we will!
You don't have any qualms about letting us, right?
Guys: This is awful.
Kurt's only child.
The girl that he'd
raised on his own up until today......
Kurt: Outta the way!
There's an army lying in wait out there!
That's how the Hapsburgs do things!
Please, hold back!
Hilde: It's been another hour.
He hasn't gotten closer at all, huh?
Not a bit.
Walter: Is he going
to reach his limit soon?
SFX: GACHI GACHI
SFX: GACHI GACHi
SFX: GACHI GACHI
Walter: I can't let Kurt freeze to death for no reason............
Let's give up for tonight.
We'll do it tomorrow.
The direction of the wind
just changed a little.
Hilde: It seems that God
is on our side, huh?
Let's send a rope forward
little by little.
Hilde: The wind,
it just picked up!
Guys: DON'T YOU DAAAARE!!
Guys: What was that?!
Check it out!
It might be a new attack!
There's just one after another.
What the hell is this?!
Wolf: As I thought.
So all that hole-digging
was just a decoy, was it?
And it would seem
that they've called upon
a rather strange technique.
The North Gate......
Halt all digging work!
[Here we go again!]
SFX: JYARA JYARA JYARA JYARA JYARA
Why is the drawbridge moving?
Enemy attack at the North Gate!
Get the crossbows
and the Greek Fire
and the lead, everything!
Get everything we have!
SFX: HYU DAH DAH DAH DAH DAH
SFX: DO DO DO DO
Guys: Don't stop!
Guys: Destroy the suspension rings!
SFX: GAGAN GAGAN
SFX: GAN GAN
Hilde: Lift the grate!
I have to
do the next one.
I have to......
life the grate door...
Guy: I knew it, somebody's here!
Is this the idiot that lowered the drawbridge?!
How the hell'd he get in?!
Guys: You've got some guts.
Don't move from that spot!
We'll lop your limbs off
and present them to the Lord Magistrate!
Guy: Now you've done it, you bastard!
Kurt: I've got no time.
Kurt: Don't get in my way!
Guys: Augh, dammit! Everyone go in at once!
SFX: BYU BYUH
Bruk: Out of my waaaay!
This guy, huh......?
I've heard about you.
The gatekeeper knight......
This guy's good.
SFX: GOSU GOSU GOSU GOSU
Kurt: I've got him!
Guys: Stop hiiim!
Guy: D-Don't come any closer!
L-Lord Brukto, please, hurry!
You guys have all the numbers, this is pathetic.
And you call yourselves
Bruk: You may have resorted to a cheap trick,
but I'll praise you for having the guts to come in here alone.
If you do, in accordance with the rites of chivalry
I will pay you respect and cut off your head.
Kurt: It was shallow.
Damn chain mail's in the way!
Bruk: My sword is heavy.
My movements are dull.
Bruk: I'm not done.
Bruk: Don't struggle.
No matter how many little tricks you pull,
you will not defeat me, Brukto!
Bruk: Didn't I tell you
not to struggle?!
Wolf: I expected no less from you, Brukto.
You're a knight with a real history of reliability.
My, my, this is a surprise.
That black cloth,
it was a tool for transporting people, wasn't it?
Guy: Hey, stand up!
You're in front of the Lord Magistrate!
Wolf: You will be receiving appropriate recompense.
Punishment for intrusion.
for making me break into a most annoying sweat.
Guys: The grate...
SFX: GOH GOH GOH GOH
opened it for us!
Hilde: All right!
Let's head in, you bastards!
Guys: This one's still closed!
We're counting on you, Kurt!
Hurry, open it!
Guy: Hey, that's...
What the hell's going on?
Walter and the others
got shut inside!
Wolf: There is no use struggling.
Before long, an army led
by the Younger Lord Duke will be coming from behind you.
In a few days all of the people
gathered in front of this barrier's gate will be dying on the battlefield.
Wolf: So for such poor souls,
this is my way of showing hospitality.
Both allies and enemies can observe and appreciate the snuffing out of a life.
So why not enjoy this fascinating spectacle together?
let the execution
SFX: WOAH THERE
SFX: BATA BATA
You rotten bastard!
Someday you're going to suffer the same fate!
Wolf: Is that so?
So you all wish
to share the pain?
An simple request.
Guys: Boiling oil?!
Wolf: What was
Guys: It came from the South Gate?!
Guys: The drawbridge!
What was that?! Thunder?!
But there's not a cloud in the sky!
Guy: There's an enemy attack at the South Gate, too?!
Crossbows, meet them!
Guy: I'll see you again.
Yeah, in heaven.
What the hell
Guys: They're callled handgonnes.
New weapons that've only just been created.
Leader: I owe you.
I have no way to repay you right now, but......
Guy: No need.
As long as there's a war going on here, I can't get back to Germany.
I was gonna sell them in Italy,
but there's nobody left who'll buy 'em.
It has a mechanism that causes the gunpowder in the tube to explode which shoots a stone bullet,
but the iron they're made from is weak, and it can't withstand the explosion.
It's honestly a suicide weapon.
I'm seriously glad I could help.
Get one over on that smirking Magistrate for me
and get revenge for the inn Mistress.
Wolf: South Gate!
Drop the floor!
Leader: You've been a great help.
Please take refuge in a safe place.
I wish you luck in the battle.
Leader: Gentlemen of the Eternal Alliance outside the territory,
today, we will truly take back our homeland.
Bottom: Chapter 14 End
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