The Executed Sage Reincarnates as a Lich and Begins a War of Aggression

Translator: Hasr11

Editor: Peregrine

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Chapter 9: The Sage Begins the Invasion of the Small Country (Part 2)

 I shot out countless lightning bolts, clearing out the magic that came flying in.
Even after clearing the magic, it still had enough momentum to hit the humans crossing the stone bridge.
The bridge collapsed in the middle, and burnt corpses tumbled down into the canal one after another.

“Wow. That’s quite a flashy counterattack.”

“It’s only a diversion.”

I raised one arm and looked at the subordinates waiting behind me.
I issued my command.

“They have rejected our advice. Give them a taste of mayhem.”

The army of demons charged the moment I lowered my hand.
The undead were the vanguard, and the orcs and ogres followed closely behind.

From here on, I would not meddle in their actions.
My aim was to let the demons kill the humans, in order to clear their resentment and raise their confidence for the subsequent battles.
If I used magic, I could put an end to this in a matter of seconds. But that wouldn’t do.
What the Demon Lord’s army needed now was a resounding victory.
A victory would bring about a better result than a thousand speeches.

As I wondered if the undead vanguard had sunk in the canal, they swarmed the ships and capsized them.
They then devoured the soldiers who fell into the water.
The ones who somehow escaped having their ship capsized, and the ones who managed to cross the collapsed stone bridge, were slaughtered by the demons that followed next.
The soldiers desperately tried to fight back, but it was already too late.
It wasn’t a situation where a single person holding out would change anything for the better.
The Demon Lord’s army advanced, using the undead floating in the canal as a foothold.

The individual strength of my side was greater.
The other side was in unrest due to the sudden contact with the enemy. The canal was now packed with undead that steadily broke through the enemy lines. There was no way we could lose.
As for the long-distance attacks from the other side, my magic was enough to repel them.
The one-sided rout was now complete.

“Aha! What a wonderful sight! I feel like drinking some fine wine.”

Luciana muttered with a dreamy expression on her face, a bottle of wine in one hand.
Pouring its contents into a glass, she savoured the drink and gave a satisfied hum.

“You brought it?”

“This is our first expedition in a long time. Don’t you feel like happily watching over all your subordinates?”

“Be serious.”

“I’m always serious. Look.”

Luciana raised her lips.
She had a bewitching smile plastered on her face.

“Succubi won’t get drunk on the likes of wine. What I am drunk on now is this wonderful atmosphere.”

Luciana placed the bottle down and gazed into the distance.
She narrated in a calm tone.

“I have dreamt of this scene many times in the past ten years. It reminds me of the past.”

“The time you served the former Demon Lord?”

“Yeah, you’re right. Those were fun times…Dwight-kun was cute back then too,”

Luciana spoke in jest.
It seemed like she was teasing me.

“Don’t call me that.”

“My, did you abandon your human name? Are you only the Demon Lord now?”

“Is that important?”

When I asked her, Luciana suddenly turned serious.
She spoke angrily.

“It is important. You are an individual. This is not what a Demon Lord should be.”

“An individual…”

“Demon Lord, aren’t you mistaking yourself as a tool for achieving your goals?”

Luciana shrugged her shoulders and sighed deeply.
I didn’t quite understand, but she seemed to blame me.

“I don’t mind. This is the best method to achieve my goals.”

“Absolutely not.”

Lucina’s hands held my cheeks from both sides.
They held me firmly in place, and I couldn’t move my neck.

“Let me go.”

“Then, do you promise to treasure yourself a little more?”

“Now is not the time for that. I have to concentrate on the battle—”

“Hmmm. Even while looking at this scene, that’s all you have to say?”

Luciana turned my neck towards the side.

The ghouls and skeletons overturned ships as the soldiers screamed, falling to their deaths.
The soldiers, reborn as ghouls, crept towards the opposite shore.
Mixed amidst the undead causing chaos, the demons began their fierce attack.
The formation of the enemy army had utterly collapsed, and soldiers deserting their positions could be seen all around.

“A sweeping victory is a sweeping victory. The Demon Lord has nothing to worry about. Then, does that answer your question?”


“Will you treasure yourself?”

Luciana asked earnestly.
If I didn’t nod, she would definitely not release her hands.
I couldn’t dodge the question untactfully either. After all, she was trying to ascertain what kind of a person I was.

After a long silence, I gave my answer.

“—Got it. I’ll make an effort.”

“Yes, yes, that’s good for now. I’ll also tell that meddlesome bonehead what you have promised me.”

Satisfied, Luciana let me go.
She then gulped down the contents of the bottle of wine in one go. Done drinking, she uttered.


“What is it?”

“If you have any worries, don’t hesitate to tell me. For example, things that you’d find hard to discuss with the bonehead…”

Luciana spoke in a soft voice that was unusual for her.
A blush crept up her cheeks.
Perhaps it was because she was drunk, perhaps it was something else.
I thought it would be insensitive to mention it, and answered safely.

“I’ll be sure to do so if need be.”

“Leave it to me! And if you need body warmth, I’ll warm you up!”

Luciana sprang up to her feet and joined the steadily advancing Demon Lord’s army.
Randomly shooting down magic from the sky, she gave a fatal blow to the small kingdom’s army.
On the other hand, the Demon Lord’s troops, witnessing her might, gave a cheer.

Left behind, I muttered.

“What in the world was that…”

In the end, what was Luciana’s goal?
Did she want to encourage me in her own way?
Perhaps she held a favourable opinion towards me, but I wasn’t sure.

—The only certain thing was that I was blessed with excellent subordinates.

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3 years ago

All joking aside, this was interesting solely because all we see is his POV, if you think about it a little bit, he’s a Lich that haves risen to the top of power but is incredibly depressed for the loss of his love when he was alive, after creating a Kingdom, all he does besides conquering the people that needs conquering, he stays in his quarters talking to the remains of the Hero, he doesn’t put much attention to his subordinates and leaves everything to develop whichever way they want without care.

As a second in command I would be worried for his state of mind, we are his people, he swore to protect us to achieve his goal of world peace but mostly stays locked up without caring about anything…

And he sees himself as a means to an end “for someone else”, so he’s completely forgone any kind of personal ambition… I mean I would be scared that he ends up killing himself if he wasn’t already dead…

It’s very well written… I really like this.

And whoever things this is “forced romantic or intimate development”… really??? are we reading the same novel?…

2 years ago
Reply to  HentMas

the wound still deep. he would eventually began to participating in the work as time goes by, but he still on process of grief.

means of someone else… well, he might do it to succeed the hero’s dream his way, but that could count as personal ambition too…

things are good early chaps, but it became bland as times goes by… perhaps because it’s not my taste?

I also don’t see any sort of romance here… maybe they are influenced by overlord where women there loves skeleton…

I ChoCked On Stick
I ChoCked On Stick
3 years ago

Meh…. not big fan of making the demon succubus having humane or caring traits just for the sake of creating/ adding a romantic or intimate image in the story .

2 years ago

is it? how come i couldn’t see it at all? I saw it as just consideration to superior, though?

3 years ago

Thanks for the chapter desu~

“Leave it to me! And if you need body warmth, I’ll warm you up!”

Skeleton don’t get cold tho

2 years ago
Reply to  Mio

she just try to make him relax a bit.

3 years ago

She’s a surprisingly good woman. If you’ve played Kyonyuu Fantasy you know succubi make great partners.

Farkhan Hidayatullah
Farkhan Hidayatullah
3 years ago

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2 years ago

man of culture, is it?

3 years ago

I somehow read your name as Carameldansen

2 years ago
Reply to  Mio

??? I only see the similarities on first three letters though?

2 years ago

I didn’t play it. what game is it?

Akiyo Moua
3 years ago

His cheek? More like cheek bone.

2 years ago
Reply to  Akiyo Moua

yeah, cheek bones

3 years ago

Thanks for the chapter desu~

2 years ago
Reply to  Mio

thx for the comment~

3 years ago

Thank you for the update.

Lucy is on her way conquering the demon lords heart lmao

2 years ago
Reply to  Luniiaa

Not that it meant much, though.