This manga's g onna be the death of me I know it. What is this? It's 72 pages long for fuck's sake. What manga has chapters this long? The last one was 20 pages. Fredrick and Leopold don't even show up till the last like third. Ok whatever. Same total amount of pages left in the long run I guess. I've got a volume and a half to go here. Wish me luck.
[Wolfsmund 13 Translation by Kewl0210]
Title: Chapter 13
Fredrick and Leopold
Narration: The Alps, St. Gotthard Pass
in front of the South Gate of the barrier.
At last, we will be setting fire to the barrier's main castle.
We will stripping the castle bare
and smoking out Wolfram.
SFX: ZUBOBO BOBOBON
Guy: We did it......
Guy: Yes, perfect.
Narration: Late at night on October 15th 1315 AD.
The Eternal Alliance is attacking the barrier of the pass in a pincer attack from the North and the South.
The curtain has finally drawn on the three independent Forest Cantons
Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden's
attack on the invading house of Hapsburg.
[This map is almost exactly the same as the one from page 147 of volume 3.]
Right Map: St. Gotthard Pass
Top Center Box: The Eternal Alliance inside the territory has launched a surprise attack on the Northern Fortress
Top Right Box: Northern Fortress
Top Left: North - German Side
Below that: Eternal Alliance within the territory of the Three Cantons
Below that: Pass Inn
Middle: Barrier Main Castle
Center Bottom: Eternal Alliance outside the territory
Bottom: South - Italian Side
Left Box: The Eternal Alliance outside of the territory launch a fire attack on the Southern fortress.
Lower Left Box: Southern Fortress
Narration: The Northern and Souther fortresses fell during the night.
The barrier feared and hated as the "Wolf's Maw"
now has only the main castle remaining.
The next morning
on the Italian side, the members of the Eternal Alliance outside the territory
began their assault on the main castle which Wolfram has barricaded himself in.
Guy: Next , the roof of the tower!
Reduce that roof to ashes!
Then, we will bathe the inside with flaming arrows
and turn the entire castle into a hearth!
SFX: GAGAGAGAGAGA GAGAGAGA
Guy: Okay, Wolfram.
I hope this warms you to your very soul.
This is our heartfelt
The file is flowing off?!
How is the fire going out?!
Guy: We are in position!
Begin the launching
of the Mangonel.
Guy: Beginning launching!
Guy: They're throwing stones?!
Guys: It won't go out!
It won't go ooooout!
SFX: BUKU BUKU BUKU BUKU
SFX: DOSHU BOWAH
The weapon we took 10 years to obtain...
the enemy had this much in stock............
Wolf: If there's something that you have,
do you really expect that I wouldn't have it?
In addition, the roof of my house is guarded by slate roof tiles and aboard sheet copper.
It won't be catching fire any time soon.
Perhaps if the Northern and Southern fortresses had had these sorts of provisions
then they would not have been taken so easily............?
No, um, er...
Wolf: There is only so much I can do
with the budget theYounger Lord Duke gave me.
The fortresses are things which were built in order to get in the way of travelers.
So naturally, we have focused fighting power on the main castle.
Then the soldiers that were stationed in the fortresses......
Wolf: Your wages are the prices of your lives.
Losing your lives is a part of your jobs as well.
You must be glad,
seeing as you're stationed in the main castle.
This place will never fall.
Now then, Brukto.
It's time to punish
these mischievous rats.
Are they trying to divide us?!
don't go near the castle!
Guy: Fire the crossbows!
Our stalwart soldiers that underwent countless hour of training...
are being wiped out.
What do we do?!
There's no choice.
We have to regroup.
Retreat to the South Fortress!
the allies of the Three Cantons within the territory on the North Side are taking action as well.
Unfortunately, we do not
have weapons like our allies on the Southern Side do.
But torches are one thing we do have.
And we also have ladders
made out of lumber from the villages.
We have felled the Northern Fortress.
We will also fell the northern gate of the barrier with our own hands
and aid our allies in the South.
onward to the Main Castle!
Guy: The insurgents are moving on the North side as well.
They're advancing on us!
Guy: Fire a flurry of crossbow arrows!
Drive them back!
Guys: Make a path!
Walter: Send up torches!
Send up torches!
What're you two doing?
SFX: DATO TODATOTA
What the hell......
UWA! You idiot!
Walter: It's lead.
Guy: Put the ladders back up!
This time we'll climb carrying shields.
Do not give up!
We'll do it as many times as we have to!
Guys: Okay, lift!
SFX: TON TON
Hilde: Are we gonna do it?
Just us two?
We're going to climb in
Guy: Hey, look!
Walter and Hilde!
We have to help them before
Guy: Hey, hey.
We've got two idiots over here
clinging to the wall.
Okay, leave it to me.
Hilde: Walter, I'm sorry bit...
Hilde: That's all for
This isn't good posture to be in!
Hilde: It's okay, leave it to me!
SFX: PICHU CHUH
Guys: They fell!
Guy: The Greek Fire is here!
Okay, turn them to cinders!
SFX: BABOON ZUBOWAAH
Retreat to outside the range of the crossbows!
Wolf: Well, gentlemen,
is all well?
How goes the defense of the North Side?
Guy: Lord Magistrate!
Seems to be going well.
For the most part.
do please do not forget.
The one that holds the leading position of this place
is solely me.
Get a hold of yourself!
Watler: Did you hit the bottom of the moat?
You were protecting me.........
We were beaten.
"Wolfsmund" really is incredible.
Narration: The next day.
The third day of the attack
on "The Wolf's Maw".
Southern side of the barrier, South Fortress.
I'm counting on you.
Guy: In an extreme scenario, we can just attack the barrier later.
Our most important goal
is to deliver weapons to inside the territory.
Guy: Are you okay!?
Guy: We have to
arm our allies within the territory as quickly as possible.
Otherwise, the Younger Duke Leopold's reinforcements will arrive.
Guy: Hey, look!
The cliffs of the West Side!
Narration: The camp of the Eternal Alliance inside the territory on the North Side.
Guy: It's our allies outside the territory!
They're carrying something!
Narration: Pass Cabin.
Guy: Allies outside the territory are coming along the cliffs this way!
They're all carrying luggage.
They probably contain weapons.
Leader: So before they attack the barrier
they're arming us with weapons......?
Hilde: But why are they coming from the Westside?
Wouldn't the East side be closer?
it's because the cliffs on the East are within range of the castle's crossbows.
They'll be safe on the West side where the arrows won't reach.
Guy: Let's go meet them
and help delivering the luggage.
We can't let them take any more of the burden!
Okay, let's go!
Wolfram is watching.
He could have some trap setup.
Guy: With all the people we have
even they won't show up to try anything.
We have no time.
We have to hurry before the enemy's reinforcements come.
Walter: All right.
Let's go, then.
Leader: We're counting on you.
Walter: I have
a bad feeling about this.
Guy: Thanks for the reception.
We've got a delivery.
We've been waiting
for this day.
You've finally come back
to your hometown!
We'll take that luggage
and carry them back.
Wolf: A heartfelt reunion, eh?
I'll have to send my congratulations as well.
Brukto: Baristas are in place.
Fire five at once!
SFX: GOH GOH GOH GOH
Guy: Alignment ok!
[Well there's no text but there're plenty of rocks.]
SFX: DOBA DOBA
[Dang. Those two guys who hadn't ever been mentioned before died.]
Wolf: There are many places on the surface of a mountain that easily crumble.
I investigated them and aimed for them.
I suppose I'll say it quite squarely.
Attacking the barrier will result in severe punishment.
While you are meeting with difficulties like that
the Younger Lord Duke is sure to return.
Then it will be you who is at the receiving end of a pincer attack.
Truly a rats in a trap.
Narration: When the Eternal Alliance of the Three Forest Cantons
were suffering some scathing setbacks
at the eastern edge of the mountain range in Austria
another battle was occurring.
The Dukes of Austria of the Hapsburg Family were fighting a battle
to suppress a rebellion started by nobles.
In order for the Hapsburgs to suppress the uprising
the head of the family, Austrian Duke Fredrick has led the troops himself.
Lance soldiers, forward!
Narration: The lord of the territory and head of the Hapsburg family, Austrian Duke
Has it ended?
Guy: There is an enemy behind us!
Enemy reserve corps?!
They just sent their rear guard in their general attack!
They've concocted quite a plan.
Fred: About face! Counter attack!
Push them back!
Guy: We have 300 in reserve!
If each man defeats two, we will have a solid victory!
Fred: And if we can't,
we will die here.
Guys: It's Fredrick!
Take his head!
Guy: Eeih! You weaklings!
Guy: We can't withstand their attack!
My lord, you must escape!
Send fresh troops to the flanks!
Guy: If that plunges into our ranks
we won't stand a chance.....
That's not right!
The Hapsburg flag!
So you've come, have you?
Guy: It's the Younger Lord!
Leo: Older Brother is still safe!
We'll pierce the enemy's flank
and scatter them!
follow my lead!
Guys: Have ya learned your lesson,
you Hapsburg dogs?
Leo: Draw your swords!
Leo: Run them down!
Guy: Don't run!
The Lord's head is right before our eyes!
Captain, let's run!
That's the Younger Duke's reinforcements!
Leopold?! You fool, he's in the middle of the Alps!
Leo: I am Austrian Duke Fredrick's younger brother,
Your position is lost.
Guy: Greenhorn bastard...
If I can't have the older brother
then I'll make a bloodbath out of you!
Guy: All right.
SFX: HAA HAA
Guy: In accordance with the conventions of knights
I request ransom negotiations.
Leo: My advice regarding surrendering is done.
If refuse or resist any more
then I will see it as you being prepared to die.
Guy: The enemy's fighting power has been decimated.
Leo: Well done.
I wish for an audience with my elder brother!
We've been saved.....
Fred: That's Leopold for you.
I admire him even though he's my little brother.
Leo: Elder brother,
with regard to my lateness
I have no excuse.
Fred: It is all right.
It is thanks to you that we still have our lives.
You have my thanks.
I owe my life to you.
And I will be counting on you again,
Leo: Elder Brother..........
Fred: Next, we will be attacking the castle of the leaders of this rebellion.
You should rest your soldiers behind us.
Leo: I beg your pardon, Elder Brother,
but my soldiers are all in high spirits.
Please, give us your orders.
Those Hapsburg bastards.
are the reinforcements still not here?!
Could the Duke of Bavaria
have abandoned us?
No one is coming.
You are alone, unaided.
Fred: I will be sure
to thank you in full for yesterday.
Guy: This is a peasant chief that was moving around the rebels' territory.
He seeks your mercy, Duke.
Guy: Yes, sir.
The Lord Duke Fredrick has graciously
taken great pity on the position you farmers have been placed in.
He will guarantee your safety
therefore you must swear your loyalty to him forevermore.
Guy: Y-Yes, sir!
Th-Th-Thank you! I gladly swear my loyalty!
Leo: Surely your benevolence
will spread through the hearts of the people, Elder Brother.
Don't say such sarcastic things, Leopold.
Fred: The people don't care who their ruler is.
Anyone that gives public peace to their lives is a wise ruler.
Have-nots have small desires.
As long as their lives are secure, they are satisfied.
The dangerous ones are the haves.
The ones with many vested interests.
If someone touches their interests even slightly
then they start to rampage as if they're insane.
They all become like beasts.
If it is so that the nature of beasts
is to obey the strong
then there is no choice but to demonstrate which is strongest.
You must strike and control a beast that cannot use words.
That is the one law of managing a territory.
Fred: I have no doubt in my mind
that the Duke of Bavaria instigated this revolt.
Duke Bayern is an enemy that is fighting us for the crown.
Unless we get rid of him, we will never attain the throne.
As is the same
Therefore, anticipating our ruin
he attacks us with these feeble measures.
So that someday when we do battle with one another
he has the advantage.
Narration: In the middle ages, the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire was chosen by a conference of influential lords called Prince-electors.
In this era, there was a violent dispute presided over by Duke Ludwig of Bavaria and Duke Fredrick of Austria
whom were were in competition with each other to decide the true emperor.
Top Box: Holy Roman Empire
Big Middle Box: Duke of Bavaria House of Wittelsbach
Right Box: Kingdom of Hungary
Center Box: Duke of Austria House of Hapsburg
Small Boxes: The Alps
Bottom: St. Gotthard Pass
Near Left Box: Three Forest Cantons
Far Left Box: Kingdom of France
Fred: Your area of responsibility is similar.
If I become the leader of the empire
the Three Cantons certainly cannot become independent.
So of course,
we must assume that they will ally themselves with our sworn enemy as well.
Leo: That, my brother, is not so.
According to the investigation held by that one you have such a liking for,
there is no sign of any aid to the rebellion from the cities of Northern Italy.
It seems that now that we have gained control of St. Gotthard Pass,
they are wary of us extending our reach into Italian territory.......
The toll for the pass is an important source of income for us that would be hard to replace.
Suppress the Three Forest Cantons.
Be certain there are no slip-ups.
Leo: Yes, Brother.
Leave it to me.
Fred: Sleep warmly.
Be sure not to catch a cold.
Thank you for your concern.
suppressing rebellions is truly a routine task.
I want this finished soon so we can head home.
Hopefully, before first snowfall.
must finish this and get back soon.
Hopefully nothing of concern happens, but...
Narration: When the news of the Three Forest Cantons of the Alps Mountains revolt reached Leopold's ears
the battle at St. Gotthard Pass, "The Wolf's Maw"
was escalating to even further heights.
Bottom: Chapter 13 End