Release that Witch Chapter 1: Be a prince from today

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  程岩感觉有人在叫他。

   Cheng Yan feels someone is calling him.

  “殿下,醒醒……”

   “His Royal Highness, wake up…”

  他别过脑袋,但声音依然没有消失,反倒越来越大了。他感到有人把手伸了过来,轻轻拉扯自己的衣袖。

   He turned his head, but the voice still did not disappear, instead it grew louder and louder. He felt someone stretch his hand over and gently pull his sleeve.

  “殿下,王子殿下!”

   “His Royal Highness, Your Royal Highness!”

  程岩猛得睁开眼,熟悉的屏幕不见了,办公桌不见了,贴满纸条的墙壁也不见了,取而代之的是一片怪异的景色——低矮的砖石房屋,人头涌动的圆形广场,以及广场中央架设起来的门型绞架。他坐在广场对面的高台上,屁股下不是柔软的旋转椅,而是冰冷坚硬的铁椅子。周围还端坐着一圈人,目不转睛地注视着他,其中几个打扮得像鬼佬中世纪贵妇模样的女人正掩嘴偷笑。

   Cheng Yan opened his eyes suddenly, the familiar screen was gone, the desk was gone, the wall covered with paper strips was gone, replaced by a weird scenery-low masonry houses with surging heads A circular square and a gate-shaped gallows erected in the center of the square. He was sitting on a high platform across the square, under his hips was not a soft revolving chair, but a cold and hard iron chair. There were still a circle of people sitting around, staring at him intently. Several of them, dressed as ghosts, medieval ladies, were covering their mouths and laughing.

  这是什么鬼地方?我不应该在赶图纸进度吗?程岩脑子里一片茫然,连续三天加班让他精神和身体都到了极限,只记得最后实在撑不住了,心跳都变得忽快忽慢,想趴在办公桌上休息片刻……

  What the **** is this place? Shouldn’t I be catching up with the drawing schedule? Cheng Yan was at a loss. Working overtime for three consecutive days brought him to the limit of both his mind and body. He just remembered that he couldn’t hold it anymore, and his heartbeat became faster and slower. He wanted to rest on his desk for a while…

  “殿下,请宣布裁决吧。”

   “His Royal Highness, please announce the verdict.”

  说话人正是那个偷偷扯自己袖子的家伙,他面相苍老,约莫五六十岁,穿着一身白袍,乍看起来有点像魔戒里的甘道夫。

   The speaker was the guy who was secretly pulling his sleeves. He was old, about fifty or sixty years old, and wearing a white robe, he looked a bit like Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings at first glance.

  我这是在做梦?程岩舔了舔发干的嘴唇,裁决,什么裁决?

   Am I dreaming? Cheng Yan licked his dry lips, ruling, what ruling?

  不过他很快就知道了,广场中的人们都望着绞架方向,挥舞拳头嚷嚷着,偶尔还会有一两块石头朝绞架飞去。

   But he soon learned that the people in the square looked in the direction of the gallows, waving their fists and shouting, and occasionally a stone or two flew toward the gallows.

  程岩只在电影里见过这么古老的刑具——两边立柱大约四米高,柱顶架着一根木头横梁,梁中间镶嵌着锈迹斑斑的铁环,发黄的粗麻绳穿过铁环,一端固定在绞架下,另一端套在犯人的脖子上。

   Cheng Yan has only seen such an ancient torture instrument in the movie-the pillars on both sides are about four meters high, the top of the pillars is supported by a wooden beam, and the middle of the beam is inlaid with rusty iron rings and yellow thick hemp rope. Through the iron ring, one end is fixed under the gallows, and the other end is wrapped around the prisoner’s neck.

  在这诡异的梦里,他发现自己视力变得惊人的好用,平时不戴眼镜就看不清显示屏上的字,但现在五十米开外的绞刑台上每一个细节都能看得一清二楚。

   In this weird dream, he found that his eyesight had become amazingly useful. He usually couldn’t read the words on the display without glasses, but now every detail on the gallows 50 meters away can See it clearly.

  犯人带着头套,双手被反绑在身后,粗糙的灰色单衣脏得跟抹布一样。身材消瘦,露出来的脚踝似乎用手就能捏断。前胸微微鼓起,看来是名女性。她在风中瑟瑟发抖,但仍努力将身体站得笔直。

  The prisoner wears a hood, his hands are tied behind his back, and his rough gray shirt is as dirty as a rag. His body was thin and his exposed ankle seemed to be able to be squeezed off with his hands. The chest bulged slightly, and it appeared to be a woman. She shivered in the wind, but still tried to stand up straight.

  好罢,这家伙到底犯了啥罪,以至于这么多人义愤填膺的等着她被绞死?

   Okay, what crime did this guy commit that so many people are filled with indignation waiting for her to be hanged?

  念头刚想至此,程岩脑中的记忆仿佛被突然接通了一般,答案几乎在同一时间浮现在眼前。

   just thought of this, the memory in Cheng Yan’s mind seemed to be suddenly connected, and the answer appeared in front of him almost at the same time.

  她是一名「女巫」。

   She is a “witch”.

  被魔鬼诱惑而堕落,不洁者的化身。

   Fallen by the temptation of the devil, the incarnation of the unclean.

  “殿下?”甘道夫小心翼翼的催促道。

   “Your Highness?” Gandalf urged cautiously.

  他瞟了对方一眼,唔,原来不叫甘道夫,巴罗夫才是他的本名,财务大臣的助手,被派遣来给自己处理政务的。

  He glanced at the other person, um, it was not Gandalf, Barov was his real name, the assistant of the Minister of Finance, was sent to handle government affairs for himself.

  而自己,则是灰堡王国的四王子,罗兰,来此地牧守一方。边陲镇的居民抓到了女巫,立刻扭送至派出所——不对,是扭送至审判所。处死女巫的手令一般由地方领主或主教签发,既然自己在此地执政,签发手令也成了分内之事。

   And myself, Roland, the fourth prince of the Greycastle Kingdom, came here to guard one side. The residents of Border Town caught the witch and immediately sent it to the police station-no, it was sent to the court. Warrants for the execution of witches are generally issued by the local lord or bishop. Since he is in power here, the issuance of the warrant is also part of the business.

  记忆将他最需要解答的疑问一一呈现,不需要筛选,也不需要阅读,仿佛这本来就是他亲身体验一样。程岩一时迷糊了,绝对没有梦能做到如此细节,那么,这不是一个梦?他穿越到欧洲中世纪的黑暗年代,成为了罗兰?从一个连夜赶工的绘图狗变成了堂堂四王子?

  The memory presents the questions he needs to answer the most, without screening or reading, as if it was his personal experience. Cheng Yan was confused for a while. There is absolutely no dream that can achieve such details. So, isn’t this a dream? He traveled to the dark ages of the European Middle Ages and became Roland? From a drawing dog that rushed to work overnight to a dignified four prince?

  尽管这块王国属地看起来如此贫瘠落后,灰堡王国这名字也从未在历史书中见过。

   Even though this kingdom’s possessions looks so barren and backward, the name of the Greycastle Kingdom has never been seen in history books.

  那么,接下来要怎么做才好?

   Then, what should I do next?

  穿越这种不科学的事到底是如何发生的可以以后再去研究,但眼前这场闹剧必须终止——把灾难啊不幸啊归结到某些可怜鬼身上是未开化文明的常态,但因此就要把人家绞死来满足围观群众的阴暗心理,这种愚行程岩实在无法接受。

   How this unscientific thing happened can be studied later, but the present farce must end-it is the normal state of uncivilized civilization to attribute disasters and misfortunes to some poor ghosts, but Therefore, people must be hanged to satisfy the gloomy psychology of the onlookers. This kind of foolishness is really unacceptable.

  他一把抓起巴罗夫捧着的手令扔到地上,伸了个懒腰,“困了,改天再判,今天都散了吧!”

   He grabbed Barov’s hand warrant and threw it to the ground, stretched his waist, “I’m sleepy, I’ll be judged another day, and it’s all gone today!”

  程岩这么做并非鲁莽行事,而是仔细回味记忆中王子的行事风格,将那种我行我素的纨绔劲重现出来。没错,四王子本身就这么操蛋,性格恶劣,想到一出是一出。话说回来,能指望一个二十岁出头、无人可制的王子有多好的修养。

   Cheng Yan did not act recklessly, but carefully recalled the prince’s behavior style in his memory, and reproduced the self-styled brilliance. That’s right, the fourth prince himself is so fucked, with a bad personality, and he thinks of it all. Having said that, I can count on how good a prince who is in his early twenties and uncontrollable is.

  同坐在高台上的贵族一脸见怪不怪的神情,倒是一名身穿铠甲的高大男子站了出来,“殿下,这不是开玩笑!女巫身份一旦确认应该立刻处死,不然招来其它女巫将她劫走怎么办?教会知道了是不会坐视不理的。”

   The nobleman sitting on the high platform with a strange look on his face, but a tall man in armor stood up, “His Royal Highness, this is not a joke! Once the identity of the witch is confirmed, it should be executed immediately, or other witches will be brought in. What should I do if we take her away? The church will not sit idly by when we know it.”

  卡特.兰尼斯,这个一脸正派的男子居然是自己的首席骑士。程岩皱眉道,“怎么,你怕?”他言语中赤裸裸的嘲讽已不完全是演戏,一个胳膊比人家身体还粗的壮汉居然担心被对方劫狱,还真把女巫当魔鬼代言人了?“多来几个一网打尽不更好?”

   Carter Lannis, this decent looking man is actually his own chief knight. Cheng Yan frowned, “Why, are you afraid?” The naked ridicule in his words is not entirely acting. A strong man with arms thicker than his body is actually worried about being robbed by the other party. Does he really use the witch as the spokesperson of the devil? “Isn’t it better to have a few more and catch them all?”

  见他不再出声,程岩挥挥手,招呼侍卫带自己离开。卡特犹豫了下,还是跟上队伍,走在四王子身侧。其它贵族则起身弯腰致意,但程岩的余光能看到这群人眼中不加掩饰的轻视。

   Seeing that he stopped speaking, Cheng Yan waved his hand and asked the guard to take him away. Carter hesitated, but followed the team and walked beside the fourth prince. The other nobles stood up and bent over to pay their respects, but Cheng Yan could see the undisguised contempt in the eyes of this group of people.

  回到行宫——也就是位于边陲镇南边的城堡里,命侍卫将一脸焦急的大臣助理拦在大厅门外,他才稍微松了口气。

   went back to the palace—that is, in the castle south of Border Town, and ordered the guards to stop the anxious minister’s assistant outside the hall door, and he was slightly relieved.

  作为一个百分之九十时间都和电脑打交道的人来说,能在众人面前演上这么一出已是超水平发挥了。程岩按照记忆里的位置找到自己卧室,坐在床上休息了好一会儿,才将剧烈的心跳压制下去。目前最要紧的事是将情况弄清楚,身为王子,不好好待在王城,来这个荒辟之地做什么?

   As a person who has been dealing with computers 90% of the time, being able to perform such a performance in front of everyone is a super level performance. Cheng Yan found his bedroom according to the memory position, and sat on the bed to rest for a while before suppressing the fierce heartbeat. The most important thing at the moment is to clarify the situation. As a prince, why don’t you stay in the royal city well, what do you do in this wasteland?

  不想还好,念头刚冒出来,他便被答案惊得目瞪口呆。

   It’s okay not to think, but as soon as the thought came out, he was stunned by the answer.

  罗兰.温布顿竟是为争夺王位而来。

  Roland Wimbledon actually came to fight for the throne.

  一切的起源来自于灰堡之王温布顿三世的奇葩旨意:想要继承这个王国,并不是最早出生的王子拥有最高顺位权,而是最有能力治理国家者方可执掌权柄。他把成年的五名子女打发到治下各个领地,五年后根据治理水平来决定立谁为储君。

  The origin of everything comes from the wonderful will of Wimbledon III, King of Greycastle: If you want to inherit this kingdom, it is not the first born prince who has the highest rank, but the one who has the most power to govern the country. . He sent his five grown-up children to various territories under his rule, and after five years he decided who would be the crown prince based on the level of governance.

  有能者居之,外加男女平等,听起来是个十分先进的理念,问题是实际执行起来完全不一样。谁能保证五个人的开局条件都相同?这又不是玩即时战略游戏。据他所知,二王子得到的领地就比边陲镇好得多——呃,这么说来,五个人里似乎没有比边陲镇更差的地方了,简直开局就是大劣。

  The capable, plus gender equality, sounds like a very advanced concept. The problem is that the actual implementation is completely different. Who can guarantee that all five players have the same starting conditions? This is not a real-time strategy game. As far as he knows, the second prince got a much better territory than Border Town — er, in that case, there seems to be no worse place than Border Town among the five people. It was a terrible start.

  另外,如何评价治理水平,人口?军事?经济?温布顿三世没有提过任何标准,也没有对竞争做丝毫限制。万一有人私底下玩暗杀这一套,又该怎么算?王后难道眼睁睁看着自己儿子自相残杀么?等等……他仔细回想了下,好罢,又一个坏消息,王后已于五年前过世了~IndoMTL.com~程岩叹了口气,很明显这是一个野蛮黑暗的封建时代,从肆意猎杀女巫就能看出一二,穿成王子已经是个很高的起点。再说即便没有得到王位,他依然是灰堡之王的血脉,只要能活下去,封爵得地也算一方领主。

   In addition, how to evaluate the level of governance and population? military? economy? Wimbledon III did not mention any standards, nor did he impose any restrictions on competition. What if someone is playing assassination in private? Did the queen watch her son kill each other? Wait…He thought about it carefully, okay, another bad news, the queen passed away five years ago~IndoMTL.com~Cheng Yan sighed, it was clear that this was a savage and dark feudal era, from wanton hunting The witch can see one or two, dressing as a prince is already a very high starting point. Besides, even if he didn’t get the throne, he was still the bloodline of the king of Greycastle. As long as he could survive, he would be regarded as a lord of the party.

  而且……做了国王又能怎样呢?没有互联网,没有现代文明的滋润,他也要跟这帮土著一样,没事烧个女巫玩,住在粪便随意倾倒的城市,最后死于黑死病的肆掠吗?

   And… what about being a king? Without the Internet, without the nourishment of modern civilization, he would have to be like these natives, burn a witch to play, live in a city where feces dumped at will, and finally die of the plunder of the Black Death?

  程岩压住心里纷乱的思绪,走到卧室的落地镜前,镜中人有着一头浅灰色卷发,这是灰堡王室最鲜明的特征。五官倒还端正,就是一脸没个正形,看上去气质全无。脸色略苍白,缺乏锻炼。至于有没有沉迷酒色,他回忆了下,似乎还好,在王城有几个情人,都属于自愿型,还没干过强迫人家的事情。

   Cheng Yan suppressed the chaotic thoughts in his heart and walked to the floor-to-ceiling mirror in the bedroom. The person in the mirror had light gray curly hair, which was the most distinctive feature of the Greycastle royal family. The facial features are still correct, that is, his face has no shape, and it looks completely lacking in temperament. His face is slightly pale and lacks exercise. As for whether he was addicted to drinking, he recalled it, and it seemed okay. There were a few lovers in Wangcheng, all of whom were voluntary, and had not done anything to force them.

  而自己穿越的原因,程岩也猜到了个大概——应该是甲方毫无人性地催促进度,老板安排连夜加班所导致的猝死惨案,这类案件的主角十有八九跟码农,机械狗,工程狮有关。

   And the reason for his own crossing, Cheng Yan also guessed it-it should be the sudden death caused by the inhumane promotion of Party A, and the boss arranged to work overtime overnight. The protagonist of this kind of case is almost impossible to follow. Farming, mechanical dogs, engineering lions.

  罢了,不管怎么想,这至少相当于一次额外的生命,自己实在不该抱怨太多。在以后的日子里他或许能慢慢扭转这种生活,但目前首要的任务是扮演好四王子,不要让别人发现马脚,当作魔鬼附体直接绑到火刑柱上面去。

  , no matter what you think, this is at least an extra life. I really shouldn’t complain too much. In the days to come, he may be able to slowly reverse this kind of life, but the first task at present is to play the role of the fourth prince. Don’t let others find the horse’s feet, and tie it directly to the stake as a devil possessing it.

  “既然如此,先好好活下去,”他深吸了口气,对着镜子低声语道,“从现在起,我就是罗兰了~IndoMTL.com~欢迎广大书友光临阅读,最新、最快、最火的连载作品尽在~IndoMTL.com~手机用户请到阅读。

   “In that case, live well first,” he took a deep breath, and whispered into the mirror, “From now on, I am Roland~ IndoMTL.com~ Book friends are welcome to visit and read, the latest, The fastest and hottest serial works are all at ~IndoMTL.com~ For mobile phone users, please go to read it.

       

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