Chapter 463 – King’s Clothes

Morning.

I was supposed to go to Village Five today but it was decided that I’ll go tomorrow.

It is to give Village Five time to welcome me.

Ruincia told me that I can go on whenever I like without thinking about Village Five but I did not because I’m worried.

I’ve decided not to go.

So there’s no problem.

「Do what your heart desires.」

Ruincia’s words are gentle.

Hnn?

Malbit signaled to me so I approached her.

What is it?

「I want to add things to what Ruincia told you yesterday.」

「Were you listening?」

「I was sleeping back then. What I want to add is that the strong behaves as a strong. That’s what you should learn.」

「?」

「As a simple example….clothes.」

「Clothes?」

「If a merchant is not wearing merchant’s clothes, knights not wearing knight’s clothes, and king not wearing king’s clothes, others might not recognize them.」

「Certainly」

If you don’t dress properly, they won’t have any idea who you are.

「King’s clothes huh. Ruincia said that king’s clothes are what kings are wearing and the people around me want me to wear king’s clothes.」

That’s really the case.

I never thought before that those clothes can only be worn by kings.

「Imagine a king dressing up as a craftsman and quarreling with a merchant over a deal. We can only pity the merchant for not knowing the face of the king. According to Ruincia, it is the merchant’s duty to know how the king looks which is correct. Even if the king is wearing craftsman’s clothes, it is his responsibility to recognize the king. On the contrary, if he doesn’t know, he might offend the king. Ruincia is correct, however….you can’t expect everyone to be excellent and diligent.」

Umu.

「Here, in Big Tree Village….is the ideal place from Ruincia’s teaching. Everyone’s interested in village chief and everyone knows you. Because of that, there has never been a problem in that aspect. I think Village Five’s problem is that too few people are trying to know village chief. Village chief may not want it but, if you don’t wear king’s clothes and appear to them as their king, it will cause trouble.」

She’s right.

I want to avoid trouble.

Also, I’m not their king, I’m the village chief.

「I know but village chief’s clothes are ordinary commoner’s clothes so they will get confused. You have to wear king’s clothes. I don’t think you will understand what a king’s clothes mean without experiencing it yourself. That’s the reason why everyone around you requests you to wear king’s clothes. You have to be a king if you want to learn to be a king. You must not forget that.」

……I see.

Although she’s usually lazing around, Malbit is still the angel’s chief.

Her words certainly contain weight.

Ruincia’s words are too gentle that I didn’t put too much thought on them.

I have to change but I don’t think I can’t act domineering or tyrannical soon.

I want to be pointed out with things I’ve been doing wrong.

……..

I asked Ruincia to point them out for me.

「Point them out?」

「Yeah, if Ruincia sees things that I’m doing improperly, I want you to point them out to me.」

According to Ruincia, it is the vassal’s job to tell the lord his wrongdoings.

Ruincia’s not my vassal though.

Can you please?

It would be really helpful if you could point out what you thought my shortcoming is.

「I understand. Well then, let’s start. I want to point out….17, no 18 things.」

「Eh?」

I was cut into pieces.

Especially with how I grounded my children.

She doesn’t really mind me grounding them as a punishment but I did not reward them for fighting to protect Big Tree Village’s face.

I-I see.

I’ll think about it.

Also, I was blamed for the small number of children.

I think they are enough but from Ruincia’s perspective, they are not.

In addition, she made me reflect about various things and cut down my spirit.

Give me a break for a moment.

In order to recover my spirit, I patted Kuro’s fluffy back.

And Yuki too.

Good good.

I’m healed.

Eh?

Phoenix chick Aegis, you too?

Okay.

Eagle….do you want me to pat you too?

What’s up?

On its talon is… a fanged rabbit?

It put it in front of me….

Ah, so it wanted me to remove my stress by patting the rabbit’s fur.

Hahaha.

Thank you.

I received your feelings.

By the way, Malbit.

Do look at me with “I’m your comrade” eyes.

But I’ll be sure to be kinder to you than I used to be.

Yeah, Ruincia, don’t hold back.

However, because she’s there, you’re sure that the angel’s village can be maintained.

No, I was thinking that since you are there, it’s well balanced.

Got it got it.

Three-layer pancake then.

I’ll make it for you….

Before I knew it, the fairy queen was already waiting there.

The fairy queen is also a queen.

She might have some hardship that I don’t know about.

Let’s make the fairy queen’s share.

Night.

This time, I decided to change my usual words and behavior in Village Five.

I think what Malbit is trying to teach is no matter what I think, I should dress up and act like the top man of Village Five.

Dress and behave like the top guy I am. For Ruincia, I’m free to do what I want and the rest will be Village Five’s responsibility. On the other hand, for Malbit, I should live up to the expectations of the people of Village Five.

My ideal is closer to Malbit’s.

For the time being, I’ll try it and if it doesn’t work, I’ll just start over again.

It is bad for the people of Village Five but I want them to associate more with me.

With that in mind, I decided to consult Ruincia, Youko, and the civil servant girls.

The conclusion.

It seems like it would be better for me not to speak.

Aren’t you terrible?

That’s what I thought but when they said that the top guy’s words are heavy, they might be right.

I won’t make promises lightly.

For now, the civil servant girls carefully selected two words to teach me.

When complimenting….

「Encourage」

When scolding….

「Behave」

I’m even instructed how to pose when I talk.

Body language is also important.

For the time being, it looks like I will be able to survive with just those two words.

Is that true?

Maa, I guess it’s true since both Ruincia and Youko are nodding.

……..

I was stopped by the civil servant girls before but what should I say to the Village Five people if I want to apologize?

When I asked that, Ruincia was troubled but eventually came up with this.

「This one’s children have caused trouble」

According to me, that’s not apologizing but it seems like it is the form of apology for superior people.

I was told to never add another word.

If I add something poorly, there’s a possibility that it will be the civil servant girls who’ll bear the pressure.

If the intention is not communicated properly, can it still be called language?

Maa, it will probably work better if I don’t say it clearly.

No, it will.

I don’t really care but it reminds me of the times when I was still working on my original world. Back then, I didn’t say anything clearly.

「I will do what I can.」

「I will deal with it properly.」

「I will forward it to the person in charge.」

…….

Let’s depend on Ruicia’s words.

I wonder if it’s really okay to let me do things freely.

This time, I’ll use my new way of speaking and behaving.

When I return home from Village Five, I’ll return to normal.

With that in mind, I decided to go to bed early for tomorrow’s departure.

This Post Has 33 Comments

  1. Elite4Harmon

    Based on a true story
    The Marines were backing-up LAPD on a call that someone had broken into a store.
    At the scene, the cop told the Marines to “cover” him as he approched the store (to police, “cover” means to point your weapons in the direction of the threat, to Marines it means lay down a base of fire!).
    The Marines promptly laid down a base of fire.
    The Marines fired 178 rounds before they stopped shooting.
    The thief, probably a little scared at this point, called 911 and reported, “They’re shooting at me!”.

    1. lycopene322

      This is the basis of Battle Royal Games with different costumes and firing at each others. (joke :D)

    2. jorgelotr

      I decided to colour v3’s B&W illustration of Ronana, tell me if you like it:

    3. jorgelotr

      (Since I’ve given it a prudent time to refresh the cache and it still doesn’t appear, i seems that image postig is blocked, so…)
      I’ve decided give it a try to colour Ronana’s volume 3 B&W illustration; tell me if you like it: https(colon)//i(dot)ibb(dot)co/0DndptR/v3-13-color(dot)png

      1. Shino

        you’re awesome, dude
        and ur preference is not bad either *smile understanding

  2. Shino

    Good luck Village Chief!

  3. Mischa

    I think the marines way of handling was more on point. That their will think twice before stealing again.

    1. Chris Sizemore

      If the Police acted like the Marines, would you call them if there was an intruder in your house? Guy steals your TV you’re out a few thousand. Marines shoot your house up, it will be a lot more expensive to fix and replace everything that gets damaged!

  4. Alfard

    So the Brain Washing of the MC to be the Demon King is starting now.

    1. sense-san

      Its not brainwashing if the Village Chief is not against it. Rather its the World Emperor Education Plan.

    2. ncdxero88

      *King of the World

      Demon King is just a measely title to the kind of position they’re putting him in.

  5. Zax

    Small steps to raise the village chief king. Thanks for the chapter

  6. lycopene322

    So If VC is rewarding Ruincia and Malbit for their advices, specially a three layer pancake for Malbit, no wonder everyone adored Village chief because he baiting them with sweets.
    As i recall, VC’s all purpose farm can emulate perfectly whats on his mind. The perfect example would be Rennet when he was making a cheese for Pizza.
    If the three layered pancake needs to be produced, then VC needs to emulate the pancake flour exactly right. So right now, he was the only one who can produce such Restaurant or grocery grade pancake from Japan with whip and strawberry. No wonder, VC was so sticky that girls will stick to him for sure because he was also a sweet tooth…

    1. Countrymage

      Sweets for the sweet tooths, bacteria for Flora, and medicinal herbs for Loo. His AFT can also take on spoon and spatula forms, that let him affect materials he’s cooking with.

  7. dicky satria

    sneaky Ruincia , she want Hiraku to produce more children, lel

  8. rocheneorecormon

    I don’t like where this is going. Hiraku didn’t want to be like this. In the first place, he didn’t want to be with people. Yet they kept on coming to him. Yes, they aren’t humans, but they still count as one as they are of similar sentient beings, only with added fantasy settings. Either they became control freaks or he’ll become so pressured that he’ll quit and leave for good, and no one won’t be able to stop him because at that point he will have already hated associating himself with everyone. Let the farmer live in peace. If he doesn’t want to be the king, then don’t force him. If he wants to apologize, let him. Stature? Position? He didn’t want that. He doesn’t care about that. Respect the man’s wishes or else everything will collapse whrn he’s gone.

    1. Countrymage

      He never hated people, he just wanted to start off in an out of the way place, so that he can do what he wants at his own pace. He was basically asking for what a city person thinks the countryside is, and was shocked that there was literally no one where he wound up.

    2. Anonymous

      It can’t be helped, our poor protagonist presence is what is influencing the world in that way while the world (both natural and social) is trying to cope to village chief actions.

    3. bear

      he want to life peaceful, not cuz didnt want with other ppl. in multiple occassion VC feeling lonely when the guest leaving after festival so I dont know where you got such idea. the residents also not control freak, other than snu snu cuz those girls desperated to have child with VC, what they suggest on VC are most of the time about ethic/common sense in that world. VC also the OWNER of BTV n V5, he also the only one who ACKNOWLEDGE by everyone so he the only one fitting to be the leader in there. or are you suggesting them to be leaderless? or maybe put random poor fella in heavy preasure as leader when someone like VC exist? not gonna work.

      1. rocheneorecormon

        “I dont know where you got such idea.”
        I think this chapter alone proves everything that I said about them beginning to be control freaks. “You should be king” “I don’t wanna” “But all of us want you to be king” *gets pressured* “Okay”. “now do this, do that”…etc. You guys know how this ends. That’s why I don’t like where this is going.

        “or are you suggesting them to be leaderless? or maybe put random poor fella in heavy preasure as leader when someone like VC exist? not gonna work.”

        Dude, this has always been the case for BTV. Why is it not gonna work when this was their system in the first place? Why do you think Youko is in Village 5? Stop putting Hiraku so high up in the pedestal when he barely even did anything with the management of BTV. He made food, lumber, and that’s it. He even got less rights to hold his KIDS! HIS. OWN. KIDS!

        We’re already this long and Hiraku still haven’t got any idea how tremendous his influence brought. Because honestly, the person himself doesn’t care. I just hope he shows dominance from them from time to time so that they each won’t go overboard. Like spearing Hakuren and Doraim when quarreling while harvesting crops. Or him spearing everything. Yes, I like his spear.

    4. bear

      he the owner of BTV and V1 to V5. he acknowledged by everyone include dragons. no one other than him fitting to be the leader in there. plain and simple.

      > I think this chapter alone proves everything that I said about them beginning to be control freaks. “You should be king” “I don’t wanna” “But all of us want you to be king” *gets pressured* “Okay”. “now do this, do that”…etc. You guys know how this ends. That’s why I don’t like where this is going.

      and like I said it simply ethic in that world because his roles as leader. VC still can act as he pleased. he want to play with kuro, making random tools, tree house, etc or even if his schedule change at a whim that day like cancelling make a pond for the flying ship when tier ask him to accompany her cuz ruincia, no one stopping him doing that, which already proving in multiple chapters.

      >>Dude, this has always been the case for BTV. Why is it not gonna work when this was their system in the first place? Why do you think Youko is in Village 5?
      because VC exist who basically GOD tier acknowledge by everyone, include dragons. it simply putting preassure on whoever poor fella appointed being one because they will always compared to hiraku. Yoko are basically VC hand to manage V5. similiar like jack in V1, bell in V4 and baron pollo(?) in V3. the leader still VC. yoko got more “power” in handling V5 because it treat as lower tier/priority over other, directly connected with other than from forest of the death and it massive populations.

      >>Stop putting Hiraku so high up in the pedestal when he barely even did anything with the management of BTV.
      right, I guess even president in our real world should be manage EVERYTHING by himself. that what it mean being leader. sarcasm aside, he the only one who can make pure dragons line up neatly to get forgiveness, who dumb enough to questioning or challenge his superiority.

      >> He even got less rights to hold his KIDS! HIS. OWN. KIDS!
      he didnt, if he want to play with the kids he can always play with them. the only thing different with his common sense are raising kids are only mother roles, and that cuz that world common sense, not because he being VC

  9. Treyon

    VC should be cornwed the forest of death emperor instead of a mere king.

    1. Countrymage

      Well they already tricked him into reenacting that legend of the World King, that named the first Brave, and Demon King, united the Dragons…etc.

  10. jul

    Thanks!

  11. Julius

    Poor VC has to learn how to act like the important man he is. It’s been more than a decade since he came to that world and now he has children to care for. The time to shy away from that world and just work the farm is already long gone for him. It’s now the time to suck it up and act as the man of the family to make sure his children will not be troubled once they grow older and begin to leave home to attend school like those beast boys. VC knows it and that’s why he wants to learn common sense and show his face around Village Five as a start but he still doesn’t get that his position is not a farmer from the countryside but a king of a small but powerful and rich country because he lacks the common sense of normal people in that world.

  12. Elisus

    He is too powerful and too rich to behave like a regular farmer. He is also being served by some very powerful people in the village. If he doesn’t get his act together, nothing bad will happen because it’s not that type of series.

  13. MadMane

    This reminds me of Momonga practicing his poses in front of a mirror in secret.

  14. Navaron

    Again, I understand his actions and thougts, he came to a completely different world after all.

    “She doesn’t really mind me grounding them as a punishment but I did not reward them for fighting to protect Big Tree Village’s face.”

    Oh this is a nice pointing out actually.

    1. Iven

      They say he is man in power, and can act as he want and then they say how he should act. Making him theit puppet, food and rich provider.

  15. Iven

    Its a sh1tty story. VC gave them food, wine, safe home and etc. But all they do is to exploit him. What right he have? Non. Not even to his children. They took his seed and hide children after giving birth. Isnt it just a hostage? They put their own greed on his shoulders as responsibility. He’d better to never take them and let Kuro and Yuki eat all those bitches, but he took pitty of them. and thats where all went wrong.

  16. Iven

    All those leaches came to HIS village, and teach him their common crap sence. Whos commn sence accepted wolfs, spiders, dragons, vampire, demons, heroes and many many more.
    Angels teach him? They even want to forget their own past and heavy sins.
    Nobles teach him? Sil, Gol and Bron had a srong feeling to wipe them all. They even made their own language of insult and crap talking.
    Make your own village in forest of death, tame your own wolf and demon spider amd only then teach VC how to live.
    “Do as you heart desires” they say and whats next they do?

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