Chapter 12: Number, 12, Twelve (End) – translated by Doza
Thinking back now, it seemed that ever since that point in time, she had made a blunder… No! From the moment she met Silvie, it was already a grave mistake!
While dragging a deer, Carol returned from her recollections and regained her senses. Only then did she realize that she had unconsciously walked back to the camp. Her speed was much faster than before. It looked like the past few years of adventures had indeed made a difference; her survival skills in the wilderness had improved substantially.
Carol lifted her head. It turned out to be Silvie who was calling her. His smile remained brilliant to the point that she really wanted to beat him to death.
However, other than him, there were also another ten people by his side, each of them using a different expression to welcome her back… Truly, the moment she picked up this thing called trouble, the amount of it would constantly increase by itself.
Dragging a deer, Carol slowly walked toward the group of people.
In the past, they couldn’t finish eating a deer and had to turn it into bacon which they could eat for several weeks. Now, a deer wasn’t even sufficient for a single meal!
Luckily, Halfleaf and his brother were in charge of gathering mushrooms and vegetables. There was also someone who could catch fish, someone who could brew wine, someone who could make bread and noodles, someone who could make jam, someone who could make pickles, and even someone who could make various kinds of desserts!
The table of food prepared was always as rich as a banquet. They didn’t seem like a group of travelers at all.
When Carol reached the camp, someone immediately took the deer from her hands. Being extremely bored, she wanted to make things difficult for Silvie, so she said in a commanding tone, “Today I want to eat deer in three different ways: roasted, fried, and boiled.”
Yet Silvie showed an even more glowing expression and loudly replied, “Yes.”
Carol sat down and watched the eleven people in front of her rus.h.i.+ng and bustling around. The aroma of various foods a.s.sailed her nostrils, and the corner of her mouth faintly lifted up into a smile.
This… doesn’t seem so bad either.
I believe that while everyone was reading this series, they would have clearly realized that Female Warrior is in fact related to The Legend of Sun Knight. Female Warrior actually details the story behind the establishment of the first generation Twelve Holy Knights, even though up until the current volume it still has not yet started to be established. The writing of that will be left for the main series.
I’ve wanted to write about the first generation Twelve Holy Knights for a very long time. After the eighth volume of The Legend of Sun Knight is finished, I plan to follow up with the Female Warrior series (It would be handed directly to the publishers for publis.h.i.+ng1). However, my hands were itching too badly, so I wrote a short volume to satisfy myself first and, then in pa.s.sing, began to press the artist Wu Ling2into action.
Even though only four people have actually appeared in the current volumes, the artist drew twelve people! (Didn’t you ask for that?)
Cough! This is so that when writing the main series, I can display the art book by the side!
It would feel really wonderful to flip through the art book as I write the ma.n.u.script!
Other than the twelve character designs, there are also twelve weapon designs and even twelve badge designs! These are all the results of my hard work in pressuring the artist! (I mustn’t feel proud over this ahhhhhh!)
For everything introduced, twelve had to be designed. I am really grateful that up till today, Wu Ling has not yet killed me.
(Bows down gratefully)
Other than the designs of twelve various things, I even squeezed out a “large poster of everyone walking together” from Wu Ling. Doesn’t it have a very united feeling!
Even though it was so long that it had to be folded, I requested the artist to allocate the characters’ positions well when drawing, so the characters probably wouldn’t be folded.
Wu Ling took a super long time to draw this large poster. I’m really thankful to you for completing my dream picture!
As for the other pictures, I didn’t press her for them. She was the one who bled herself dry… It’s true!
In fact, after reading the first finished chapter, she even drew an extra picture of Silvie begging for food with wide, sparkling eyes! If it wasn’t for the lack of time, maybe after reading twelve chapters, twelve extra pictures would have appeared? (This completely did not happen.)
Apart from the official profile pictures and the large poster, my favorite poster is the one of Silvie running into a sunflower. It’s simply too cute! Carol, you did really well!
I’ll just mention it in pa.s.sing, the little chick on Earth’s head is really very cute too! There’s a lantern on the little chick’s head because it is a creature from another world, so it should still be okay to say that it is an (otherworldly) chick.
Speaking of the little chick on Earth’s head, actually after everyone has finished looking through the art book, they should be able to guess who Halfleaf’s younger brother is. So in fact, five people have appeared in this volume!
(I seem to hear Wu Ling shouting by the side that she drew twelve people, twelve people, twelve people ah～～～～)
This is also the first time I’m using plastic wrapping on these doc.u.ments. I felt that it would seem to be very good to use, so I tried it out to see how it would turn out. I hope everyone will like it; there’s also a handsome guy printed on top of it!
(Carol: Hold on, aren’t I the printed character?)
That’s right! Handsome guy!
By Yu Wo
1 “…handed directly to the publishers for publis.h.i.+ng”: The current two prologue volumes of Female Warrior were self-published by Yu Wo and sold at conventions. The main series will be published by an actual publisher and sold in bookstores.
2 “Wu Ling”: Wu Ling has the same p.r.o.nunciation as five zero, or 50, in Chinese.