Raw source: http://uploaded.to/file/gmg3xucs/Vinland
It's one of my top 3 favourite series, so I'll be translating it slowly, but surely.
Also, I've changed the term "Normanni" to "Norman" just to experiment with my translation.I'd like to hear from VS fans if they like my new Norman or old Normanni.
A Franky-House translation.
Send me a PM if anyone would like to use this.
-From the far north---
-Beyond the cold oceans
-They raid with black clouds of war looming over them
Top left: Yukimura Makoto
Vinland Saga 1
<Box: Frank Territory, 11th Century CE>
<sfx: uoo (war cries)>
<sfx: hyun (arrows fire)>
<more cries, bow string and arrow fire sounds>
<sfx: Hyun Hyun>
<sfx: Uwaaa, Gyaaa (Pain)>
-Bring more shields!!
-Take down the gates!!
<sfx: go'on (ramming)>
<sfx: Kaaaooo (maniacal shout)>
-A battering ram!!
<sfx: Goo'on (ramming)>
-Archers, to formation!!
<sfx: hyun pyun (arrow fire)>
-Both units, shoot alternatively!!
-First unit, ready!!
<sfx: Boshyu (arrow fire)>
<sfx: Bakya (shield broken)>
-Not good, retreat!!
-Momentary retreat--!! Fallout-!!
<sfx: fuaaaa (we won!!)>
-Alright, well done!!
-Now gather as many arrows as you all can!
-Nurses! Treat to the wounded!
-It will snow soon, then they have to leave
-We have to defend until then
-With the help of townsfolk, we can defend until then
<sfx: gugu (arrow)>
<sfx: zubo (arrow out)>
<inside panel: ouch..>
-We need to just defend the front gates
-The lake will protect our backs
-Just as I thought.A fight between Frankish groups
-There are about 800 men in offending and defending side is smaller in quantity
-Stupids, charging head-on onto that fortress
-What should we do, Askeladd?
-Looks like this fortress is the biggest group around here
-Hmmm, I can smell the treasure even from here
-Oh! What now?
-Let's join the offensive side?
-That will fetch more treasure
-I don't want some petty reward.We will force open the treasure boxes and loot all its contents
-In that case....
-Thorfinn! You're going to go.
<sfx: kyu (laces)>
<sfx: shaku (sheath knives)>
<sfx: Zashi (walking on grass)>
-We're going to fight
-Get to the head of offensive side
-Hear out, this our message:
-"Your war style is ugly
-I cannot watch it!"
-"Hence, we wish to come to aid you.
-This is a good oppurtunity for you.We'll make you victors."
-"When the fortress looses, we will take half the loot.
-Mount an attack tomorrow morning."
-After delivering the message, remain in their camp and keep an eye on the battle.
-Got it? Now, go.
-I said leave, Thorfinn.
-I want a reward guarantee
-...If your mission becomes successful, I will give you 3 gold coins.
-I swear this upon Tyr.
T/N: Tyr is a battlegod of nordic myth.
-Don't joke around with me.
-you know what I desire, Askeladd.
-I was just joking.
-In that case, you better bring back something valuable like a General's head
<sfx: Zu- (dash)>
-Why did you choose him for the negotiation, Askeladd?
-The offensive side has become reckless
-Sometimes, a messenger is slaughtered even before negotiation starts
-So, even if we lose a kid we found, what's the big deal?
-Who the heck are you!
-Hey! Kids shouldn't roam in these places!!
-I'm a messenger
-Anyone speaks Norse here?
-What is he talking?
-He is not a Frank
-This brat is suspicious
-He maybe a spy
<sfx: punch kick and jab>
-I'm a messenger!!
-Anyone speaks Norse here!?
-You wish to have half of the loot?
-Bastards, acting as mercenaries.
-So, are you confident?
-Even a kid knows
-That attacking only the front gates will be for naught
-Defending side has less men.
-They are defending the gates leaving the lake side open.That's where we attack.
-If that could be done, we'd have done it!!
-You butchers are really tad simple
-It is impossible to get a ship into that lake!
-The only stream that connects to the lake has its flow downwards.It has a waterfall there.
-Our boats are stuck 1 mile away from here.
-That's why we can't attack the lakeside.
-....as he said
-You want to decline?
-If so, Askeladd would take his 100 men to the defensive side.
-What are you talking!? Brat!!
-If you kill me, the same will happen
-If they do not receive a signal of successful negotiation from me
-The 100 men from north will join your enemy
-We agree to the deal
-If your message was a bluff, I'll have you killed.
-If true, you get half the loot, I swear upon Jesus Christ.
-.....I want my knife back.
-My dad gave it to me.
<sfx: Flare signal fired>
-Are you sure about this deal, sire...
-The eyes of that lad showed no fraud
-I trust his story of 100 Norman butchers
-Ah~~~there, that's the spot
-They may just be 100 men, but it's better than making enemies out of them
-By letting them be our allies, we can lessen our army losses.
-Half of loot is a bit....
-What are you saying
-They are barbaric people from north
-Man, his head is so large-!!
-For our dishonesty to those sinners and faithless people, even God wil forgive us.
-Massage stronger, I can't enjoy it
-You saw that
-It's the fourth in a row
-Is it some kinda signla?
-Some signals to the other units....I guess
-Expect something different tomorrow
-A signal from Thorfinn
-1 high, 3 low
-They'll mount an attack during sunrise
-Alright, that's more than sufficient for us
-we have to cross this mountain before moonrise
<sfx: wind and waterfalls>
<sfx: Slash and Waterfall>
-This is retarded!!
-Hafta guard ships at this place?!
-How can I become a hero if I ain't even on the battlefield?!
-I left the fields to become a knight!!
-Curse that fatso!!
-I wanna fight!!
-Stop it already, you aren't that good
-Our comrades are facing tough times up the waterfall
-We don't hafta fight anyone here
-I know you since child hood
-If you don't wanna fight, why you followed me here!?
-...'cuz I was worried about ye
-Whut the heck ye talkin about, fatso
-You don't need to worry about me!!
-In our home, I was the strongest - you never even had a fight....
-What's making you all so noisy!!
-Above the mountain
-I saw something....
<sfx: Wind and surprise cries>
-A...A dragon on top of mountain!!
<sfx: Zemu zemu (marching)>
<sfx: Kuaaaa (yawn)>
T/N: SEE THAT MOUTH!
-A dragon atop the mountain?
-Yes, we got a report that all the units guarding our boats saw it yesterday night.
-An evil sign, Sire
-Ha ha ha ha
T/N: I wantedly gave space between "ha" as it is sarcastic laugh
-A dragon.As if there are really dragons to see.
-Then, in any case....
-Your men are not here
-Even though the Sun arised
-Go, attack, you stout
-Soon, you'll understand
-....that was an insult right now, right
-I can know such things, know that.
<panel text: bastard>
-Now! Seems as if tonight's speciality would be your execution!!
<sfx: war cries>
-Nothing will be of use!!
-You're all going to die!!
<sfx: war cries and arrow fire>
<sfx: wind and running>
-We're running short of time, men!! Get ready!!
-A battle is awaiting!!
<sfx: Hard work>
<sfx: water spill>
<sfx: cries and catapults>
<sfx: arrow fire>
-Kill, Kill, shoot them!!
<sfx: distant cries>
-Put an end to those archers!!
-Erect a ladder on the left side and don't worry of any casualities!!
<sfx: brids flying away>
-Who is the general of the enemy?
-The one with plumed helm is the general
-Why you!? <shout>
-I knew he was a liar!
-He's running away!!
-Shoot him down!!
-He moves quickly
<sfx: Killing sounds, war cries>
-He rushed already into the crowd....
-They are repeating the same statergy again
-They don't have any statergy
-Looks like we overestimated them
<sfx: Loud shout>
-Brat escapes.Fortress doesn't bulge.No extra troops have arrived.
-What in the world is wrong with this army~~~~~!?
-Worthless Stupids! Showing off those weapons!? Eh!?
-Show some action. Do something!!
-If you're thinking that you can return home if it starts snowing, you're wrong!!
-You won't be going home unless this fortress falls.....
-Are you even listening to me!?
-I heard a strange sound....
-It's the sound of battle! In any case, listen....
<sfx: Running sound>
-N...No!! It's quickly approaching!!
<sfx: loud running sound>
T/N: Wrath of Vikings!
<sfx: maniacal running sound>
T/N: Still running
T/N: Running and shouting
-Ships are coming from the mountain!!
-They lifted and carried their ships over mountain....
<sfx: Running and cries>
-R...right, that's them!!
-Steady the soldiers!!
-That's right, they're our backup!!
-The tables have turned!!
-All units, attack!!
-Crumble that fortress this time!!
<sfx: Running and sailing>
<sfx: drum sound>
-Man the oars at top speed!!
<sfx: Hard work and rowing sounds>
-The first ships gets twice the reward!!
T/N: just some arrow fire and thorfinn stunt
<sfx: kinves unsheathed and stuck into wall>
-The ships are approaching!!
-They plan to attack the lakeside!!
-Hardly someone are guarding the lakeside!?
-We'll be attacked from both sides....!
-There're only 3 of the ships!!
-80 units of the right side, guard the dock.Do not let them land!!
-Remaining units, guard the front gate with your lives!!
-Cross bowmen!! Ambush!!
-Alright, we caught them bare-back!
-Land in the loading docks!
-Hahahaha, what luck
-They don't even have a barrier on the lakeside
-And on top of it, shallow water acts as an invitation of landing
<sfx: Swift rowing and arrow sound>
<sfx: Aroow deflect and piercing sounds>
-They pierced his shield and head from that distance!
-Ulof has been killed!!
-Cross bows, huh
-Not a few units, that too
-We're going to lose some men
<sfx: bolt fire>
-Simultaneously shoot as you load a bolt!!
-Use up all of the equipment if you have to!!
-They can't counter attack now!!
-Shoot as much as you can before they land!!
<sfx: slashing and cutting>
-The attack ceased.....
-What happened? They must've run out of arrows
-Now is our chance!!
-Prepare yourselves to land!!
-Avenge the captain!!
-Kill that brat!!
<sfx: Jump, cries and splash>
-That lad is a maniac!!
<sfx: Maniacal cry>
-ATTACK, CUT THROUGH ANYONE!!
-The enemy are small in number!!
-They are all busy protecting the front gate!!
-As expected, they're so powerless....
<sfx: Groan, throw, swirl and slash>
<sfx: Clappings, flexing muscles, cries>
-Ah-Ah-Look who're here at this time
-Weren't these guards be protecting the front gates
-We don't have any other choice, kill them all, men
-Else we will not get to plunder!!
-Fuck! We can't hold much longer
-Where are the other units?!
-They were dispatched to counter the lakeside breach!!
-But, they're not coming back!!
<sfx: Gates rammed and maniacal cries>
-More 200 men are defending insdie.Attack!!
-Hey, don't sto.....
-My overwhelming tactics are far superior than this fortress!!
-The captain of the defendce side has been killed
-The prisoner units say a boy killed him
-That little lad killed him?
-Most probably, he did that job with just 2 knives
-Normans can't be overlooked
Insert text: Even a boy...
-If we let those butchers to leave
-They can attack us, Frankish nobles or the King himself....
-How should we deal with the Normans?
-They had to climb the mountains to get here
-So, they'll do the same on way back, so we'll ambush them in the mountains
-Also, they will be slowed down with weight of treasure in their ships
-Making those seamen accutely helpless on the land
-Then all the treasure would be mine!!
-I am so intelligent!!
-I was not able to spot a single Norman inside the fortress....
-General Jabbatte, reporting Sir----!!
-All of my....treasure.....
T/N: Gold/Money literally.
-The houses of rich and even the church have been looted
<sfc: rats' squeak>
-Anything or item of any worth has been looted
-They looted everything - Within a blink of an eye.....
-A MESSAGE TO THE FRANKISH CHIEF~~~~~~!!
-As half of the loot, I handover the victory and control of fortress to you
-On other side, we will take the treasure!! No problem, I guess
-I think this is quite a good deal
-Entire fortress is your's to have
-They're going through the waterfall stream, make the ships ready!
-All the ships of fortress are destroyed.
-Then send fastes horse to notify our navy below the waterfall!!
-CURSE YOU BUTCHERS!!
-Only if I could speak frankish~~~~
-Store the treasure down in the cabin, we now leave
-Askeladd, Thorfinn didn't yet return
-In that case,
-It's really shameful
Insert text: As I thought
-He's dead already
-More share for the rest of us
-Quick, we leave now
<sfx: throw land and climb sounds>
<sfx: climb water drip>
-You're alive, Thorfinn!
-As tough as ever, lad
-You swam through freezing cold water
-General's head, that is.
-Oh! you got it, right
<sfx: breathe in, breathe out>
-Deal is deal
-I will not accept your rejection now
-Iceland's warrior, Thorfinn, son of Thors.
-I seek a duel with Askeladd upon my father's knives
-You are my father's enemy and I challenge you
-Askeladd, son of Olaf
-I accept Thorfinn's challenge to duel upon the name of Artorius
T/N: Artorius is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artorius
<sfx: arrow fire and ship's row>
-The duel will hae to wait, we need to get away from here!!
-ROW AT MAX SPEED!!
-If we roam around, they'll barricade the river!!
-Dragons are not scary things!!
-B..But you noticed its fangs
-It was roaring towards the moon
-W...what shall we do?
-I heard it roar "Gyaoooo"
-We....are on a dragon mountain
<sfx: Waterfall crow sounds>
<sfx: crow longship waterfalls>
-It was crow!!
-It's nothing for me to deal with 1 or 2 dragons!!
-I'll behead with my sword!!
-Hey dragon! COMEOUUUUT~!!
-Do....Don't, it'll hear you!!
<sfx: Shouts of cowards>
<sfx: ships fall from waterfall>
-God save us God save us
-Good bye Franks~~~~!!
<box: For about 300 years from late 700s>
<box: A tribe of northern european people were famous for their dragon-head ships
<box: Europe, Russia, North Africa, Turkey and the middle east>
<box: They appeared in all these lands, fought, looted and left>
<box: They were "Normans" for the Franks>
<box: "Danes" for Britons and "Rus/Ros" for Byzantines>
<box: In future, they would come to be known as "Vikings"
T/N: How happy the ending scene of this chapter is
Holy crap! 2500 words.Took me more than 8 hours to do this.
Next time, we'll see the flashback of Thorfinn.Till then!