Chapter 21 : Unexpected battle (1)
Just because Roan returned to the past, doesn’t mean that he remembers all of the locations of the monsters.
‘But I do remember all the fierce ones.’
Aside of those, it was all blurry. So in one word, he was battling while combining all of those blurry memories.
And of course, even with just that, the accuracy was so high that he even got the title of ghost of the battlefield.
But most of all, there was another big gain.
“Squad commander. We finished our training.”
The owner of the valiant voice was Austin.
‘Their attitudes changed.’
The biggest gain.
That was the change of the attitude of the soldiers that belong to the 42nd squad that was filled with rage, annoyance, and discomfort.
The members of the squad all recognized Roan’s skills in just 10 days.
‘But of course, not all of them are like that.’
A bitter smile appeared in his face.
Austin looked at that Roan and took in a deep breath.
‘His spearmanship is like this, but his reading skills of the battlefield and commanding his soldiers are also outstanding. He just seems like a soldier that roamed the battlefield for 10 years.’
Because of that, he felt stuffed.
‘I do want to return to my original squad…..’
If he returned to his original squad and accumulated a bit more merits, he would be able to climb to the squad commander seat.
‘But I want to be next to him more than that.’
Roan was only 18.
He was really young.
That meant that he had a lot more potential and could grow more than now.
‘Perhaps he could become a commander whose name is known throughout the kingdom, no, the continent.’
A great commander ruling the heaven and earth.
‘An ally that rules the earth along with the great commander. It’s not a bad future.’
Austin puts a smile.
Then, he heard Roan’s voice.
“Today is the tenth day. How many members want to return to their own squads?”
“There aren’t as many as I thought. What is vice squad commander Austin planning to do?”
A question thrown casually.
Austin looked at Roan’s eyes fixedly.
“I want to serve next to you.”
A bright smile appears in Roan’s face.
“Then, I will be in your care.”
“Me too, I will be in your care.”
Austin bends his head.
On this day, the four people that still thought of Roan as a greenhorn all returned to their respective squads.
“They are all crazy.”
“They are planning to keep being below that greenhorn?”
“Don’t regret it later.”
“This is why you have to choose people well.”
Mockery and ridicule.
But they couldn’t know.
That the people that will regret this decision for all of their lives would be them.
“Now! Let’s do our squad training.”
Roan started to train with the remaining squad members.
The training they haven’t even missed once for 10 days since he became squad commander.
At first, the squad members including Austin all let out discomfort voices, but now they rather expected the time to train.
‘The training methods of 20 years from now on.’
Roan trained the 42nd squad with the training method that was fixed with trials and errors for 20 years.
‘For now, charging through with a square shape method is all.’
A really simple shape.
However, the aspect of battle changes from now on.
Various formations, tactics and strategies become important.
Even in a squad composed of twenty people they needed strategy, tactics and good movement.
‘If it’s the training methods of 20 years from now on, I can make a powerful squad.’
Roan bit his lower lip and looked back.
The 16 squad members run the plains and expand from right to left.
“Bear in mind! Simply holding your spear and charging to the front isn’t battling! We need to move taking into account the current position of our squad, and go to the objective!”
Roan’s voice flows through the wind.
“We have to know in what situation our allies are so we can grasp on what situation they are and give them help.”
A voice with strength.
“You have to be able to decide yourselves on what action is the most appropriate one taking these informations into account.”
Then, he extended his thumb and index finger and shook his hand.
One of the many signs he taught in this 10 days.
The members that were in the right flinched and moved to the left.
It was a rather quick movement, but Roan couldn’t get satisfied.
“In training, we don’t only train our physiques. We also have to study signs, movements, formations and tactics even at ordinary times. We have to get accustomed to the point our bodies move by itself and not thinking with our heads.”
A strong reply.
Roan slowly nods.
It has only been 10 days.
‘It’s impossible to master everything in just 10 days.’
That’s why they needed repeated training and study.
Then, Roan hit his right shoulder with his left hand and then clenched it to a fist.
The squad members that were running fast lowered their speed, and completely stopped.
A plain appeared in front of their eyes.
Roan took in a deep breath and looked at his squad members.
A smile that appears in his mouth.
“Now that we started it, let’s really become a ghost squad.”
That was a declaration of its kind.
The squad members gulp dry saliva and nod.
The bright sun sets through the plain.
The 7th troop acquire successive victories.
And even in the middle of that, the rose troops squad activity is to the point it shines.
“That’s because of the ghost of the battlefield.”
“They say he finds monster dens really easily.”
“It’s not only that. Nowadays, the skills of the squad of that ghost became good to the point it can clearly be seen with your eyes.”
“They say that they even train separately at break times.”
“Well, they are a newly formed squad so they would need to train to coordinate themselves.”
“It’s not to that point. Listening to the stories of people, they seem to be doing training the have seen for the first time in their lives.”
The newly formed 42nd squad, the squad that was called as ghost squad was also quite famous among the soldiers of the 7th troop.
It meant that they were getting that much attention.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
In the middle of the formation of the rose troop, a heavy drum noise is heard.
“We are going to battle! In the west side of Pedian’s plain, goblins have appeared!”
In an instant, soldiers get out of their tents.
And in the middle of them, Roan and his 42nd squad was also among them.
Gale and the adjutants appeared while riding horses.
“The ramsey squad, ultimate squad and the greyum squad are battling with a goblin army!”
A loud voice.
“The numbers of the goblins are vaguely 2thousand!”
A number that’s not much but not a lot.
“From now on, we are going to rescue the three squads!”
Gale sheats out his blade and points to the west.
“Rose troop charge!”
Continued by that, the yells of the adjutants and squad members rings the earth.
A noise that shakes the earth.
The special squad and the cavalry take the front and the rose troop get out of the camp and charge to the west side of the plain.
‘Was there a battle like this?’
Roan frowned at the sudden battle.
He didn’t remember anything recent.
‘Well, I do not remember all of the battles that happened.’
Even so, he couldn’t erase the bad feeling.
Then, metal clashing and yells was heard at a long distance.
“This bastards! We will utterly kill you!”
The situation was such that they didn’t need the extra help.
The ramsey squad, absolute squad and the grayum squad had already pushed the goblins to a side and almost achieved victory.
The goblins throw their weapons and flee.
“Don’t lose them!”
The three squads chase the escaping goblins.
“We are also speeding up!”
Gale hit the horse.
The soldiers of the rose troop yell and speed up.
The infantry squished all of their strength just to catch up with the cavalrymen getting farther away.
A forest located at the end of the plain.
The branches shake because of the west wind.
The rose troop charged to the deepest part of the forest in an instant.
They get covered by shadows because of the dense forest.
A chill runs down his spine.
And that was because he didn’t have good memories regarding this forest.
Then, a yell was heard from the front that was chasing the goblins.
“It, it’s an ambush!”
“It’s a trap!”
At that moment, Roan’s eyes widen roundly.
The bad memory related to this forest.
That digs up in his mind.
‘But that battle is supposed to happen in a year?’
Roan’s sight follows the dense forest.
< Unexpected battle (1) > End
Translator’s note: Thanks for reading! I’ll leave you this cliffhanger. See you on tuesday😉
Translator : Subak