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Bronze Dragon: ... Hah!
So, you are the Black King and its minions.
"Lead the humans to extinction"? What a bravado!
The winged dragons are our subjects, yet you dare to use them as your pets.
Quite insolent indeed!DriftersChapter 33 - Baby YetuKohta Hirano
Black King: I am the Black King.
If you intend to join our alliance,
stand in line.
Bronze Dragon: I am a Bronze Dragon.
Watch your mouth!
Who do you think you are?
Black King: It doesn't matter who I am.
It doesn't matter what
You and a starving goblin child
are equals to my eyes.
Bronze Dragon: LOOK AT ME, RAGGED FOOL!!
DO YOU WANT YOUR BODY TO BECOME AS TATTERED AS YOUR CLOTHES?!
Bronze Dragon: ......!!
Black King: Do you want to come with us
Or do you want to die with them
No longer are you allowed to be a bystander, Bronze Dragon.
Answer me, Bronze Dragon.
Bronze Dragon: No!!
I give in!!
I will join your alliance!!
Black King: You are most welcome, Bronze Dragon.
Now you have ceased to be a most fearsome being to become a most pitiful being.
Thus, you have the right to join us.
Hijikata: What an impressive power.
Rasputin: It's been a long time since I've last seen you open your mouth,
The "power" of our King is Life.
His healing powers are just one possible display of His power.
However, life in excess becomes cancer and leads to death.
Black King: No need to prostrate to me.
Please give me room to use my powers.
Rasputin: He can multiply any form of Life as much as He desires.
Be it simple cells...
... or even food.
Hijikata: For the King's enemies,
when thinking of Him as a military commander,
His powers must be the worst of the nightmares.
He can instantly heal all the injured.
Even those mortally wounded can go back to the front lines in a blink of an eye.
He can infinitely multiply food and wood.
Logistics? Supply management? All these become meaningless.
Then, why promote farming?
Why not simply multiply food?
Black King: The answer is trivial.
It is because
I am not an immortal God.
Rasputin: My Lord.
Black King: Rasputin, is it
Rasputin: That was my metier
from the very beginning.
I kept it simple.
I think simple is the best to them.
The symbol is an eye.
I mixed the best concepts I saw in many cultures,
from Zoroastrianism to Varuna, Egypt and the Celts.
And let me present these.
I based myself on the Latin alphabet. No, I simply took it to our advantage.
Though I believe it will take a while for them to understand this alphabet.
what do You intend to do with this?
Black King: We are an alliance formed by many different races.
We have kobolds, goblins and many others who will join our ranks.
We must give them a common ground.
First, a common alphabet.
Then a common religion for them to follow.
Primitive farming. Common alphabet. Unified religion.
They were once called as monsters
But they are the ones who will succeed the humans
and build a civilization on this earth.
[A woman is lying on bed.]
Side note: What will Nobunaga and the Drifters do in order to face the threat of the Black King army...!?TO BE CONTINUED
Foot note: Drifters 33 end
Continues on the next issue (on sale November 30th).
1) "Baby Yetu", the title of this chapter, is probably a reference to "Baba Yetu", the theme song of Civilization IV. It means "Our Father" in the Swahili language. I don't know if this typo was made on purpose or not.