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[Huge explosions shake the fortress.]
Orte men: Wha...
What the hell is this!?
[An elf throws a bag full of explosives. More explosions follow.]
Orte men: Aaah!!
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Splash: WE ARE THE OCTOBRISTS
WE ARE THOSE WHO SEARCH, GATHER
AND KEEP WATCH OVER THE DRIFTERS---DRIFTERSChapter 29 - Honki Bomber
[T.N.: A song by Berryz Kobo and ending theme for the Inazuma Eleven anime.]Kohta Hirano
[Amidst the smoke, a man can be seen.]
Orte men: !!?
TAKE UP THE BATTLE CRY!!
OUR ENEMY IS AFRAID!!
DOUBLE OUR ELAN, TRIPLE OUR STRENGTH!!
[Toyohisa grins. The elves answer to his call.]
[The elven warcry fills the Orte men with fear.]
Orte men: ah..
Nobunaga: The main effect of gunpowder is not the flames that burn the bodies, nor is the fragments that tear up tissues!!IT IS THE LIGHT AND THE SOUND, THE SHOCK AND FEAR, THE UTTER TERROR!!
Cannons, fire arrows, arquebuses, all firearms have the same purpose!!
Arquebuses were first produced in Tanegashima, Satsuma, land of the Shimazu. Small wonder he knows just too well how to use them.
[Toyohisa leads a huge army of elves.]
Orte men: AAH
[In an observation post, the Orte men get restless.]
Orte men: What the hell is going on?!
Is it the elves?!
Is it the rebels!?
[The Orte men point their crossbows.]
Orte men: Fucking demihumans!!
[Yoichi makes aim at them.]
[Yoichi shoots. His arrow hits the observation post, with explosives attached to its shaft.]
Orte men: !
What is this!?
[The explosives go off, destroying the post.]
[Yoichi is surprised for a moment, then grins.]
This is nice!
Elves (sweating and shaking in fear): We...
We had no means to know...
We had no idea that he was making us produce such terrible dust
on our way here...
Nobunaga: Mix it with great care~
Take care, or else everybody will die~
Yoichi (smiling): Don't worry, you elves are very skillful.
Let's give them a shower of arrows!
[Nobunaga stands atop of a hill, looking at the large columns of smoke rising.]
Nobunaga: The explosive fire arrows aren't bad.
I thought we could use them as ordinary fire arrows,
but they are some fearsome weapons in the hands of Yoichi and them elves.
Anyway... I didn't expect them to burn this much...
To think that we could have gotten all those goods stored by Orte to us!
What a pity, what a pity!
[Billows of smoke rise from the fort.]
Nobunaga: SHOUT!! SHOUT!!
INSTILL MORE FEAR ON THEM!!
DON'T GIVE THEM TIME TO RECOVER THEIR MORALE!!
TRAMPLE ON THEM!!
Orte men: Ah!
Elves: Everything is exploding!!
Fire is all over the place!!
Run!! We are surrounded!!
Let us flee!! Or else we will be annihilated!!
Orte men: W... what...
[Another explosion hits Orte's forces.]
Orte men: Ah!
Hey, this is bad!
Let's run away!
Toyohisa: ENTER THE CITADEL!!
TAKE THE CASTLE!!
[The drawbridge of the castle is lowered. A heavily armored unit from Orte's forces march forward.]
Orte SS: This is the largest armory of Orte!!
And this is the land guarded by us, the Armored Defense Corps of the Orte Imperial Party!!
No rebels will meddle in our business and stay alive!!
[Toyohisa stares at them for a moment.]
Toyohisa: Large armors, large swords, large spears!
No arrows, no bows!And no horses!!
[The elves start running away.]
Orte SS: Running away?!
You won't leave this place alive!!
[The Orte SS march forward. Some paper cards are left on the ground, unnoticed by the Orte SS.]
[Suddenly, walls of stone rise where the paper cards were left.]
Orte SS: !!
[Elsewhere, some Octobrists are in a carriage.]
Shem: I wonder if...
Olmine is doing fine.
Seimei: I'm sure she is.
Those guys from the castle in ruins
are certainly able to use Olmine's powers to their advantage.
Olmine of the "Stone Coffins".
Her ability of building "Wall Stones" is unmatched.
Actually, I must say she is the most talented one among you.
Especially when it comes to breasts.
Shem (grinning): Hey, you sound like a lewd pops.
Now you are more like what you really are, you 83 year-old grandpa.
[The "Wall Stones" surround Orte SS]
Toyohisa: THROW THEM IN!!
Orte SS: !!
[Several packs and arrows full with explosives are thrown.]
[Massive explosions hit the Orte SS.]
Side note: The war to free the dwarves is reaching its climax!!TO BE CONTINUED
Foot note: Drifters 29 end
Continues on the next issue (on sale June 30th).
1) The Tanegashima stuff is real. The earliest matchlock guns in Japan were produced in Tanegashima and called as Tanegashima.
2) Everyone noticed the "SS" in the Armored Defense Corps' armors? By the way, the Nazi SS stands for Schutzstaffel, which may be translated as... Defense Corps.
3) "Wall Stone" is how HiraKo named Olmine's magic. I kept it as is.