Spoiler The Princess Imprints a Traitor

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  1. Iska-IX

    Iska-IX Well-Known Member

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    well...before I guessed that the imprinting was probably removed because of the fact that he became a count and also the ML’s jealous personality but after reading this I don’t know anymore :/
     
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    Well I'm sure the imprint was removed but he might've still worked as her knight or Rosie's. It's just different in the sense it's his choice to want to be a knight.

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    MC tried to go down to find ML. Snow held her back. She demanded Snow to release her but because ML had already released all the homunculus from the control of the imperial family, she didn't listen to MC and kept holding her. Snow did it to protect MC because when a dragon dies and crystallize, even the things surrounding it gets crystallized as well. MC stopped resisting and calmed herself. Then a dark hole appear at the sky. The warp gate had opened up for the next group of troops t arrive.

    The first thing Bridget did when she got there was screamed where was the dragon. There was a long silence until Elijah asked her why she's here now. Bridget was agitated asking what he meant and she's on time. Actually the reason why Elijah asked that is because she's here too early. They had arrived 5 hours after the first group passed through it. It was suppose to take 12 hours for the next group to arrive. MC found the answer since she realized when she entered Ambroxa's mental distortion, she noticed there was a change in time and space. She didn't bother to explain it though. She ordered Snow to go check on their troop's condition. Snow left to do so, while Bridget kept yelling. Elijah answered Bridget by glancing at the hole and it was then Bridget realized what happened but she doesn't believe it was possible with only the 1st team.

    She then composed herself as she thought that was her plan all along anyway. She had wanted to come in late to take the credit of the kill all along. She will just have to kill MC. At this time her and MC were standing at a distance from the knights and MC had her back towards the cliff. She had told MC she have something to tell MC in order to be alone with her. MC agreed since she also have something to say. Bridget secretly prepared her tool in order to curse MC. She screamed at MC her resolved plan and MC let her do it since she wanted Bridget to attack first in order for herself to have a reason to fight back. The curse was able to get to MC and her tongue felt heavy as she now can't control the homunculi now (the curse makes her unable to speak), but MC still looked calm.

    Bridget stabbed her own shoulder and yelled out to the soldiers that MC had tried to attack her and ordered them all to kill her. Everyone else just stared at amazement but no one followed her orders. She continued to say MC is conspiring with Ambroxa and had been cursed by him. Soon something broke out from the red glow in the hole and landed in front of MC. ML felt the weird atmosphere and asked for the situation. Bridget's face crumbled realizing ML is still alive so now she has to deal with him. She then ordered all the knights to kill ML as well for protecting MC. No one moved and she started to panicked. ML then moved next to MC and held her hand instead. Bridget was confused since a personal knight would be on guard if his master is in danger but he was acting leisurely now in front of the confrontation.

    ML then called out to the knights to show them all their real master is. They all knelt on one knee and called out to their king. Bridget can see Elijah doing the same. It was Snow who called him the King of Homunculus (she always reveals this since her personality is so strict and always calls ML by this title :blobsweat_2:). ML told Bridget it was a fight she wouldn't be able to win from the beginning. MC's voice returned as her staff was able to purify the curse on its own. She told Bridget if she was going to use a magical tool, she should've check with the opponent's tools first.

    Bridget called out for treason calling them traitors for going against the empire. She have to tell the emperor. MC let her run off to do so. MC and ML laughed at her decision for the courtesy she gave Bridget. Since Bridget had ran off, MC told the army the 3rd princess had escaped from the battlefield, deserting her role. The homunculus realized it's a neat way to clean this situation up and they followed her claiming Bridget didn't do her job and didn't follow military laws and have to be reprimanded by the law.

    They went on to treat their injured.

    Bridget had ran off for 2 weeks now to report back to the emperor. Because she was running away alone, she had suffered. No servant to help her or take care of her needs. She couldn't eat or sleep properly. She would demand villagers to serve her. At one point she entered a village that was already in ruins by Ambroxa's previous attacks and started demanding food and bath. The villagers find it absurd as they themselves were hungry and also she's part of the imperial family yet she acted so brazenly without any escort with her. They think she's some crazy woman trying to rob them. Bridget easily killed them but she was surprised by the act. (This is because she thinks herself as a good person. The whole time she thinks MC is evil and pretending to be nice. Bridget thinks only she herself is the epitome of good and can be the only one to become emperor. It's also because every time a crime is committed, they're done by others' hands and so she put all the blame on them. So she was surprised she killed with her own hands.) The villagers ran off scared, but she quickly didn't care as she stole all their food and fled the village. All the crimes she committed she rationalized it in her head. She's royal so she can just pay them back later. It was only later on she realized it's better to hide her identity.

    In the city, she heard the voices of the people proclaiming the victory of the 7th princess. She then also heard rumors where the 3rd princess got scared of the beast and deserted the battle without putting up a fight. There's a wanted prize placed for the search of the 3rd princess.

    It was then Bridget realized running away was a bad choice. The only good news is that Bridget had arrived to the capital earlier than MC. It took her 2 weeks. She was going to see Marquis Reimcal (Bridget's people) first so she can finally get attended to her needs, but when she arrived at his residence, the place was a mess and hundreds of people were in front demanding their money back and calling out on his corruption. Bridget then saw some crumbled newspaper on the ground, picked it up and read it. It talked about his illegal gambling, bribery, and money laundering.

    She can only return to the Imperial palace now to tell the emperor.

    While this was all happening, MC on the other hand took weeks to return because she was going around helping take care of the basic needs of the villages that were destroyed by Ambroxa.

    Alben was the one who dealt with the Marquis. Slyvetian who had returned earlier because of his injury was being nursed by Rosie. Alben informed MC the 3rd princess had arrived to the palace and currently with the emperor.

    Bridget who had arrived to the palace prior had a hard time entering the palace since she looked to be in a mess. No one believed she was the 3rd princess. She had to use magic to dull the guards' senses to sneak in. When she was heading in she got stopped by a general guard. He realized she was the 3rd princess after she screamed at him. The emperor was able to recognize her with a glance. But embarrassment can be seen from his eyes and face. Bridget started to pour out the misunderstandings and rumors against her.

    Even after all her explanation, the emperor then finally opened his mouth to order her arrest. Bridget started to begged her father to listen more as she started to say MC caused treason and her and ML are rebelling with the homunculus. The emperor yelled out her name in anger and started lecturing her and asking how she's in a position to say something like that to the heroes of the empire. He told them to put her in prison. She started screaming out her position and they have no right to do that to her. She thinks the arrest was for her desertion but Marquis Rimitielo (MC's people) told her she's under arrest for human trafficking. A week ago, bunches of documents and books of evidence were delivered to them. She asked who did that and they told her Beltheor. She realized MC did it using Beltheor's name. She started screaming it's MC who is evil. The emperor won't hear of it. The prime minister, Count Thesiled, ran in informing them the 7th princess has arrived to the palace.

    Everyone looked ecstatic including the emperor. Apparently they had all been prepping for her return as they had laid out flowers from the warp portal all the way to the palace in celebration of her return. They all looked out the window to catch her presence of her return. Even the emperor stood by the window to check. He called her name and she lifted her head to bow in respect at him. The emperor was filled with pride. He called out to have a banquet prepared in celebration of the hero's return. It was Bridget who broke the warm atmosphere. She pushed a knight away to see MC and started yelling profanities to her. The knights weren't able to do much to Bridget because she was royal. Wizards came and silenced her mouth.

    MC upon seeing all that told them to be more careful with Bridget since her shoulder is hurt. It was then the emperor realized Bridget's shoulder was hurt. MC then explained that Bridget had hurt her own shoulder to try to accuse her of hurting her sister. The emperor and nobles looked on with surprise and Bridget felt ashamed. MC explained further how Bridget tried to steal the kill when they had actually already killed the dragon before her arrival. It was shocking for many to hear. She told him everyone in the army had heard Bridget's command to have her killed. At first he was going to try to hide the evidence of Bridget's relation to the trafficking (as he thought that was her only crime) so her punishment won't be severe but now with this, light punishment cannot do. He started to order for a full investigation on all her crimes. She was placed in isolation in prison.

    One day, MC went to visit her later on to tell her catching her was harder than the dragon. Bridget still thinks she can take down MC since the trial is the next day. She just have to reveal ML is the king of the homunculus. She thinks with that truth, she can win. MC said good bye and left while Bridget still had more to say.

    ML and MC walk hand in hand at the garden. ML asked her if she had fully resolved everything to which she replied she dealt with it moderately enough. He kissed her hand and said she should've done more since in the last life it was Bridget who tried to sell her off to marry a king in a distant country. MC told him, she knows that ML hastened the treason in last life because of that. ML looked in surprise and commented how MC even knew all that. MC told him she's grown a lot and know how to notice things more. They smiled as they pressed their foreheads against each other. MC promised she will deal with Bridget properly.

    Day of court. Bridget was held in contempt for 81 charges. They were able to find a bunch of evidence within the 3 days. Elijah's testimony was also helpful as he was her personal knight. Snow also brought out the truth behind Derek's death. Villagers who had their villagers robbed were also standing as witnesses to her crimes. There were also the crimes from Chansley and Reimcal (and other nobles- sorry too many names).

    When it came to Bridget's turn to speak against her charges, she proclaimed her cause for the empire isn't wrong. She claimed that MC is using ML to take control of the homunculus and they probably already did cause they called him king and didn't listen to her orders. She also doesn't believe MC could imprint ML because the emperor wasn't able to imprint ML before. She thinks MC is being wrapped around by ML to overturn the imperial family. It sounded convincing but the prime minister asked her for evidence and she had none. She then tell them to command the homunculus to kill ML and that's enough evidence. The court think she's being ridiculous right now as it's like a witch hunt sort of evidence. Bridget tried to reason how 10% of the troop can even defeat Ambroxa. They think that's an insult to the hero. The people got enrages at her comments as it only seemed as though she's saying only she can be the successor and other siblings who tried to become emperor is deemed as usurping the throne. They find her logic crazy. She called out to her father. The emperor finally decided to make a judgement. He's stripping her of her royal title and sending her to Debonea prison for life. She screamed out final words that the emperor doesn't want to hear. Bridget was dragged out with her mouth covered.

    News started coming out where nobles who worked with Bridget before were sentenced to life or executed. A week later, Bridget was escorted to Debonea Prison. It was pretty ceremonial as public could watch. Onlookers threw stones and rotten eggs as her carriage passed by. She resisted until the end.

    @Uncopyright (I think you asked about the 3rd empress before)
    Empress Filinelli dealt with the 4th empress Rumiyu (Bridget's mother if I remember correctly). Recent days Alben had been visiting Filinelli and walking out with a smile. The 3rd empress is now for sure one of MC's people when before she was just showing signs of it.

    ML escorted MC. They were both dressed grandly for the ceremony where titles will be rewarded to them. When they entered the banquet hall, everyone's faces lit up.

    The emperor then entered. He started to call out each other the names to reward them each. It was the first time homunculus were able to get titles. The previously Marquis of Reimcal titled was lowered to a Baron title and rewarded to Elijah. He didn't mind. Slyvestian wasn't able to attend the ceremony as he still haven't woken up yet, but was rewarded a Count's title. ML was the one who received the title for Slyvetian. Snow was also granted a Count's title. People think ML will get rewarded the Marquis title, even so there were some who weren't happy with such a high title presented to a homunculus. When the emperor called ML's name and ML walked up for his reward, the emperor looked coldly at him. The nobles felt embarrassed. MC can guess why the emperor might be upset especially with the words where ML was called king by the homunculus. All thoughts ran across MC as she thought of how the punishments will go.

    The emperor then called out to MC and asked if she has anything to tell him. She clenched her fist reminding him he's still in the middle or rewarding ML. The emperor asked again and MC then knelt down and confessed looking up at her father. She appealed to him that the empire can do better and her cause will surely help his reign. The emperor thinks they should rid themselves of future threats. MC said she can afford to handle it. He doesn't understand how she can leave a wild beast by her side without a leash. ML stepped forward to say MC can handle him . The emperor doesn't believe ML. The leash they both talk about are different. ML said MC already has a leash on him since he is in love with MC. Commotion arise to the confession. MC felt embarrassed since it felt like a public courtship.

    The emperor got upset. ML continued to pour out his confession. Desmond II called him crazy and ML refute that saying he's being sincere. MC ran in front of ML to try to protect her knight. The emperor felt defeated. ML continued to say his wish is for MC to shine. MC asked her father to trust him one more time. It was Empress Filinelli who started clapping her hands in approval of it and saying she will support them. She said she will even represent as MC's mother in all this. ML was confused since Filinelli didn't have that sort of relationship with MC before. He looked over to Alben who stuck up his thumb.

    Desmond II called ML once more and this time he rewarded him Igdras and the title of the Duke along with his last name. ML looked up in surprise. Desmond II didn't look happy though. The conservative nobles were upset. Also for Desmond II to pass down his name it's usually only done towards noble family. The emperor rebuked them to tell them they should've taken down a dragon then which they can't refute since none of them have the ability.

    For MC, the emperor rewarded her the succession to the throne. He told her she's his proudest daughter and he believe choosing her as his successor is probably the best decision he will ever make under his reign. MC promised to live up to his expectation.

    The banquet hall became noisy quickly. MC told ML it's great that her planned marriage to him had advanced at least 3 years. She then asked the Duke of Igdras if he would like to return. He replied in agreement to the Crowned Princess. They joined hands and stepped out.

    The love story between the princess and the knight became famous as plays and musicals spread out through the empire. Even Rimona's group was doing it. Rimona would proudly play the role of the 7th princess in the plays.

    Igdras that was once a land of waste is now the best territory. It became known for it's academia, magic, alchemy, medicine, food (they would make monsters taste good), agriculture. They also abolished the system where they would used to send criminals to Dandelion post. All the intermediate homunculus were accepted as vessels and subjects of ML as Igdras then became central military power under ML. The place became a territory of economic and military power.

    lower homunculus are the ones placed into mines
    intermediate homunculus are not as strong as advanced and thrown out to fight demons and dragons
    advanced homunculus are the ones that lived and stayed in the palace forever before

    Anais was talking to MC about how they recently discovered the black gold mines (well it's recently released publicly since MC found this when she scour the area and told ML to leave it for the territory, ML had long planned to use this as dowry). Anais was saying how the mines are now dedicated to the imperial family. Julia seemed to realize something as she commented that the dowry should be at least that much.

    The mining village Lapis (where MC and ML visited early in the story) labor was reduced. And those who lost their homes were allowed to relocate to Igdras to help boost the economy.

    Elijah who had been given everything that was once Chansley's now deal with them. His method is to eradicate evil with evil so his punishments are quite bloody, but it worked well.

    Upon ML's return, MC and Alben got excited. Prince Euclid (8th prince) who came back from the academy escorted Stefania. Stefania told him that he's like a knight now that he learned swordsmanship. He thank her. He asked her isn't she surprised he came to escort her and not Litber (Stefania's personal knight).

    It was since titles were conferred to homunculus, the royal family did not seem to welcome the changes as the tradition to exploit personal knights have changed. MC told them imprint had been invalid already due to ML. She had told her siblings to go check. She explained ML's ability as the king of homunculus was able to remove the imprint. It was Rosie who helped MC and told them that is the reason why the emperor allowed ML to marry MC. She played it off as if it's a political marriage that MC was willing to sacrifice herself to marry ML. Her other siblings start to feel bad for MC.

    All the siblings met up with ML and Alben. ML questioned to Alben about the ranking between them. Since ML is the fiance of the crowned princess, he has higher ranking than the other princes and princess so they have to greet him properly. Ruben was happy with it but he did it. ML talked to Albel about Sylvetian's condition.

    Rosie had been taking care of him everyday for half a year. The twin princesses visited Rosie who was nursing Slyvetian. She told them to be quiet since there's a patient. She was reading a medical book. It was then the twins exclaimed Sylvetian's eyes had opened up. Rosie dropped her book and went to check. It was then their eyes met and he tried to say something with difficulty since he haven't spoke in a long time. She started to explain to him what had happened and he remembered. Sylvetian realized his muscles have gotten smaller since he haven't worked out and apologized for his appearance. Rosie told him that's not important right now and told him she's glad he had woken up. She was worried a lot. She started to apologize to him and told him she's glad he survived since he have to be happy.

    Rosie told him that he have to now call MC Crown Princess now and then she whispered something to Slyvetian that today is.... She was going to leave him alone to cry as she thought he would be sad from the news but he shook his head and said it deserves a congratulation and also because he will be happy.

    It was the day of the wedding for MC and ML. The emperor wasn't pleased but he was still there. They exchanged vows and rings. When it came to the kiss, the emperor broke the handle. ML gave her a long kiss that even embarrassed the nobles. It was so long they had to tell him it's over and they should stop. It only ended when the emperor restrained him. The place burst into laughter. Alben told them they have to give birth to 3 kids. Elijah wasn't sure why since they only need 2, one for the imperial, one for the duke. Alben said ofc his child. He looked at Sadella.

    MC told ML she can now keep her promise to make a baby with him. She had studied forbidden alchemy. It'll be difficult but they'll succeed. She told him it's a ritual where they have to do it for 10 days consciously. MC worried about ML's stamina. He told her tragically he will try. She told him she'll get Peony to make him lots of healthy food. They smiled at each other. She promised she will make him happy and he responded he trust her.

    Later MC became the 17th emperor who was regarded as a special entity in the history of the empire. There was no one who doesn't know her name. Even their love story was famous. Epic poems were made of their tale and heroism. She only ever have 1 companion the Grand Duke of Igdras and 3 children with him. The eldest daughter became the 18th emperor, the 1st twin prince after succeeded the duke and the 2nd twin prince married the Count Linus (Alben was Baron of Linus and in side story he became a Count and he finally have a child with Sadella and that child became the next Count).

    Her life after her reign was peaceful and quiet where she retired to the Crescent Lake of Serenitia with ML. By that time she was already a great sage and ML had already reached the peak ability of swordsmanship. They were lives that transcended regular lives so it was said every time the empire is in crisis, they will appear. Even after thousands of years had passed they continued to watch the empire like guardians.

    <main story complete>

    Not sure if people want summaries of earlier parts since I actually started really late from the plot. I'll summarize the side stories later when it's complete.
     
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    awesome,, thank you so much I would love to know what happened between Rosie and Slyvetian
     
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    Sweeeeet!
    I wondered whether the next emperor, since she was ML’s child, would also be able to control the homunculus? Wouldn’t that put control over homunculus back in the imperial family’s hands?

    Oh, and what happened to the philosopher’s stone? Just remain as half forever? I know that MC had a piece in her heart probably because of the turning back time, but was that hereditary? Because it would be cool if having a piece of sage/philosopher stone in their heart became a new trait of the imperial family over honey blonde hair.
     
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    Already spoiled before and the latest side story stopped at Rosie approaching him to be her escort for future banquets.

    Not sure entirely if the philosopher stone was placed in her heart. That was just a hypothesis I made. It was never explained. It only explained why she suddenly had a huge growth in power. It also meant she had always had the potential to be more powerful but the tree was the catalyst to her power. Reversing time was never hereditary. Her master was the one who called the spell while ML sacrificed half the stone to get the spell to work, but they needed imperial blood for the stone to work since only the imperial blood can control the stone, so he had Rosie sliced to use her blood to activate the stone to reverse time.

    edit: It wasn't a philosopher stone placed in her heart but the mana core in her grew in capacity. This made her get mistaken as becoming a homunculus by Bridget since human mana core are drastically much smaller than a homunculus mana core.

    IDK if their children can control homunculus. Luckily their first child has alchemy ability (which homunculus don't have) so she was able to become emperor. The emperor really favored his grandchild and was going to give her a lab when she first unlocked her alchemy ability at 3, but ended up giving the lab to MC. MC wanted more children but the emperor didn't want her to suffer cause the childbirth process was excruciating. Took her 2 years to finally give birth to her first daughter.

    Their first daughter have her lime blonde hair and ML's purple eyes.

    edit: The trait to control homunculus could be passed down by children.
     
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    @NohrNeir Thank you very much for taking your time to provide spoilers!:blob_pompom: Any info on how many side stories there will be and how often they’re released? Since the ending was rushed like a summary, how detailed is the side stories? Hope there’s closure to what actually happens to the Empire and the characters afterwards. Idk about other ppl, but I would really appreciate spoilers for the earlier parts:aww: Of course if you don’t mind, but it’s no problem if you don’t want to:blobsmilehappy:. Once again, thx so much!:justabotheart:
     
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    Alben x Sedella??? haha building my side character ships:blobowoevil: EDIT: oh they do become a couple lol posted before I read that part.

    Lol I find this so funny bc it’s usually the MLs who have more stamina and the FLs can’t keep up and are dead tired that they pass out:blobjoy:
     
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    @NohrNeir THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND SHARING SPOILERS! I can't imagine how you could do it with those parts on battlefield and politics through MTL, really :aww:.....thank you for this work and for kindly sharing here and answering all Qs here. :blobnom:

    @-NEAR- Thank you for your time and work for arranging everything here so we all can have a better and smoother reading experience. :blobnom:
     
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    I have some Qs, if it's OK :blobangel:
    1. Is there some kind of animosity between Empress Filinelli and Empress Rumiyu (Bridget's mother)? I mean Filinelli was quite open in helping take down Rumiyu, so I was wondering if there was something between them ...like if they both become empresses at the same time and had to compete who will have first emperor's child, or maybe Rumiyu did something to Filinelli that caused her to not have children? Also, an empress without children is quite interesting as she is still an empress ...does she comes from a powerful family?
    2. Someone commented here that the emperor actually fell in love with MC's mother, and loved her a lot, this is why MC mother was the only 'commoner' that became an empress. Is this true? Are there any details maybe if the emperor loved any of the empresses?
    3. More details on MC's mother?

    Will be waiting for side stories! Hopefully, there will be more details in MC & ML children, and if MC came up with a method for other homunculi to have children. I understand that her case with ML is special as both are kinda OP and even for them it took lots of time and efforts to get pregnant, sad if other homunculi wouldn't be able to have their own children (imagining Silvestyan's child ....:blobupset:).
     
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    No info and it's somewhat detailed. Their first daughter is very loved by Rosie and the emperor. She in turn also loved her aunt a lot. Rosie is her third favorite person after her 2 parents. When the emperor say bad things about ML, the daughter would cry out to appease her grandfather for hating her dad. :blobrofl:

    Mentioned many times they're not mentioned often. We don't know much about any of the empresses. Even the other spoiler said there wasn't much. It just feel like they're just placed there to help MC when in need.

    I don't remember that spoiler and I don't think he was in love with any of his wives. There weren't anything in the novel to prove that either. It is true she was the only commoner though but MC's mother isn't normal either since she was the disciple of the sage who then became MC's master. Emperor might've married her to have connection with the sage as the master was really well known for her abilities and wasn't under the empire.

    Nothing really. I think other spoiler already described some things about her such as she also studied life magic and MC followed her in that.


    In fact anything on the empresses were only mentioned maybe 3 or 4 times in the whole novel. The 3rd empress was the one who sent the new servants to MC when MC got ML as her knight. Then the other time mentioned was when MC sent Euclid to the academy, his mother was mentioned and the 3rd empress was mentioned again, and then at the end when 3rd empress supported her relationship with ML and took down 4th empress for her.

    Anything on the mother was vaguely mentioned after the time when she went to visit her master's place and she told ML about her mother.

     
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    @NohrNeir, I have a complain against you. You wrote longer and longer, I had difficulties in reading the spoilers and fan girling. :blobangery:
    :blobjoy::blobjoy::blobjoy:
    Kidding, I am so redundant with my expression of gratitude, I wanted a different introductory sentence. Thank you for the hardwork and remembering my previous questions:sushi_thankyou:.

    Bridget is really crazy, she had a twisted view of things somehow I prefer her ending in the first TL haha for the fear she might someday be free. I am glad Rosie became infatuated with MC but I wish this has nothing to do with the geass though. Sylvestian is so like the 2nd ML in dramas, those that sacrifices and get hurt but they never get the girl, I hope he will have his own happy ending. I guess the emperor is a good emperor to his people but will always have prejudice against the homonculi, though he granted them titles. Uhhh the process of baby making is so long... Hahaha then based on the number of children, they sort of have done it for 20 days, for the first child and the twins... The stamina potion is a must for ML:blobpopcorn_cool:. I did not know the Cedella will end up with Alben :blob_grin:, the two people that ranks 1st and 2nd person in MC's favorite person list, no matter how I look at it, Alben feels like bringing comedic relief haha never thought he would be partner with Cedella. Their children are so cute, especially the first child which makes the emperor and Rosie fond of the child.

    Okay, enough of my ranting, thank you for the effort as always!:blobnom:
     
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    The ending is quite fullfiling. The way they became the empire’s guardians for thousands of years... im glad it ended like it did. I hope there’ll be side stories later on.

    Thank you so much for the spoiler!!!
     
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    NohrNeir rereading frenzy

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    Hahaha... sorry. I started including more details since people kept asking more and more so I thought it I include more, they won't ask more. Didn't work out. :sweating_profusely:

    Well maybe this timeline will be better for you to read.

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    TImeline of events not summarized, starting from where manhwa was left off based on @-NEAR- 's manhwa summaries

    (novel chapters 31-88)

    • ML kissed Rosie's hand. After that he pretended to fix his blindfold and wipe his lip while doing so. MC looked in surprise and he told her if it's not his princess he feels offended. MC smiled unknowingly.
    • The emperor gave Rosie a garden for her birthday. Usually when the emperor gives a public space as a gift, it shows favoritism. Rosie was pleased with the 3rd garden she was given. MC was a bit jealous as she had always wanted a lab before but she wasn't favored enough to get one.
    • The emperor then asked MC what she wanted in reward for her obtaining her personal knight. MC was surprised and decided to ask for new living space instead since she got new servants (Peony, Rihanna, Hugh) and personal knight, her current living space is too small. He then gave her the best living space in the eastern part of the palace and left right after.
    • Rosie wasn't pleased as it's her birthday but he spoke more words to MC than her.
    • MC went to rest at the 'Pearl Clam rooms' (They're rooms where people can rest privately or in some cases have sex). ML commented he can't hear anything and she reminded him she can make the room sound proof from outside. He recalled she specialized in life magic and she told him her specialty is wide since she learned a bunch of things without really specializing in anything, just not good in offense magic. He think it's a good thing anyway since he's her sword then she has no reason to fight for herself.
    • MC asked what he felt about Rosie and his response was she doesn't look like MC since both daughters resemble their own mothers. When she asked if Rosie is pretty, he just said looks the same in the portrait. It was a dry answer so MC felt happy.
    • MC meet Anais (Count Luciard's daughter and their family was betrayed working under Bridget in last life) and suggested soap business with Anais. Anais like MC who want to keep a clean business (no prostitution).
    • ML who was waiting outside was dragged out from his spot by Rosie to "escort" her.
    • MC finds out when her meeting with Anais ended and realized ML is in danger. Slyvetian showed up alone and told her. They went to find them. MC save ML in time when Rosie was trying to take off his blindfold. She apologized for leaving him alone.
    • A week later, discuss on soap business led her to find out the family she left in charge of creating the soap, the father in that family created stamina potion in last life.
    • Discussion with Alben on social activities. MC need to complete a certain amount of social activities to reach the candidacy to fight for succession. Alben was in charge of finding information on the best ways to score points for it. They came up with donating to causes they host and volunteering at orphanage. MC had also wanted to looking into the situations at the mines.
    • Emperor came to visit her with Bridget along with three other siblings (Hessia, Eisel, Stefania). Political talk ensued. Bridget wanted to relocate the people from the slum to another slum that's worse off to improve the situation there. MC brought up idea to spread out homunculus knights to help out in other territories and put up academy at the slums. (Later on nobles will think Bridget thought of that idea but then realize it was MC.)
    • MC and ML dressed as commoners to head to volunteer at a orphanage. MC told him about random places along the way. He was surprised she knew about these places when she's just a princess. She told him she sneaks out often for her alchemy ingredients and supplies. At the orphanage, ML is good with kids.
    • MC decided they can explore more after volunteering since there's a fair going on. This is when she met Rimona. (Can check the Rimona spoiler)
    • When heading back she seemed to have realize Rimona is a friend. She asked ML if he has friends. He couldn't answer.
    • Slyvetian returned to their room late and he also skipped a day (because he had to attend to night services with Rosie and even stayed at her place the previous night). Personal knights share rooms of two while the other guard knights get placed in rooms of 5 so ML's roommate is Slyvetian. He made his first friend with Slyvetian.
    • The emperor occasionally visits MC now with the excuse of drinking tea with MC and they would discuss political things. MC brought up new fertilizing methods with sand worms that come from carcasses. They also make good bug repellant.
    • Bridget was upset cutting Aprosa (name might be wrong, but they're green roses). She started to pour heavy scented perfume on the snipped roses. Elijah tried to air out the place. She got mad at him and since she's upset he will have to attend to her for a long night to appease her. Elijah was thinking how he chose the wrong princess as master.
    • MC is with Julia discussing fashion. Julia takes care of her fashion since MC has bad fashion sense. MC brought up the idea of ear cufflinks since it was popular in past life. She wanted Julia to make one for ML so she can use ML to start the fashion trend in the next banquet. Julia wanted buy the design from her. MC told her after the banquet.
    • MC got invitation from Rosie for tea party where all the princesses were invited without their escorts. It was at that time ML was attacked by Stefania and Derek under the excuse they're lecturing and punishing him for not doing his job properly. He doesn't attend to his night services.
    • MC realized what happened and put Bridget to sleep along with the other princesses and went to save ML once again. MC basically floated between ML and Litber (Stefania's knight) and since he has the sword on MC's nexk, MC can command ML to attack them to 'defend' her.
    • Attack magic was forbidden in the palace so MC humiliated them by throwing dirt at them. She also got Stefania and Derek to apologize to ML. ML thanked MC for saving him. MC said she just followed her promise to protect him, but he said it was a difficult promise but she still kept it.
    • This was when he realize being MC's personal knight was the best luck. It was here when he sincerely declared to be her knight.
    • She then realized he was still bleeding and rushed to get him treated. Sadella suggested they have dinner together. He also washed at her place.
    • ML was nervous the whole time misunderstanding that she wanted night services from him and she even asked him to stay the night. He was conflicted with himself since he felt thirsty even though he's drinking tea but then he was resolved to do it. He asked her what taste she has. She calmed him with magic and then explained.
    • Probably the first time ML's heart being swayed because MC thought he was disappointed in her with the misunderstanding but he wasn't disappointed. They agreed to do it every Wednesday. He would just stay the night every Wednesday to pretend they did something. She had a couch brought into her room for him to sleep.
    • Luciard bathhouse became popular. They also sell soap for cheap prices. Business was booming.
    • Rimona also becoming popular. MC remained her secret benefactor.
    • There's a reason why we never read anything about Dukes from previous spoilers. It's because all the ducal family are already married. Highest household to marry into would be a Marquis family.
    • Kalis the second son of Rimitelo Marquis is said to take over his father instead of the eldest son. (MC already got Kalis to side with her as she knew the eldest son will be dismissed in previous life.)
    • MC gave the sword 'Nightray', that she had a blacksmith made (he was famous from last life but was scammed to make weapons for the imperial family for cheap price), to ML. She also planned to get a magic stone to be placed into it later (the warming magic). He said she didn't have to since homunculus have high magic ability anyway. The sword is in preparation for the hunt that's going to come up soon.
    • He asked her what she'll want from the hunt. She only wanted slimes and stones since they'll be useful for stamina potion research, but ML didn't like that answer since they're from the weakest monsters and lowest value items. He think he can catch anything except a dragon for her. (ML doesn't know he's strong enough to kill a dragon.)
    • They did a knight's pledge ritual with the sword. It boosts homunculus strengths but it makes the imprint stronger as well, so he's more tied to her now.
    • So he tried to call her highness and princess. (Before he didn't really address her but with the stronger imprint it makes him want to become more chivalrous as her knight.) She wanted him to be less formal since she wanted to be close to avoid getting killed.
    • This is when they talked about calling names. ML thought Elijah called her name but it wasn't. (Can read name calling spoiler)
    • ML's jealousy was pretty strong here as he said it was regrettable (that he couldn't kill him, the person who used to call her name and have some sort of relationship with MC) because MC told him that person is already dead.
    • 3 days later, the hunt is held by the imperial family. This event is usually huge as it's also an event where ingredients for alchemy are gathered.
    • MC met up with Raman (the father of the family that works as an alchemist that they had hired previously to make soap). She suggested a new research to him along with the ingredients for his research into that. When she brought up stamina potion, ML and Alben looked bothered and Raman heat up. (Because stamina potion usually meant male stamina.)
    • Alben thought she was doing all this for her nightlife so he was making jokes to ML too, but ML looked dissatisfied. MC knows the potion also benefit other things besides just sex.
    • 200 people banquet was held before the hunt. ML wore the ear cufflinks. People try to get closer to MC now that she has more political standing.
    • Oliver (Daughter of Count Yegrin known for cosmetics) wanted to do business with MC too, and clashed with Julia. Anais, Oliver and Julia all tried to fight to work with MC and she told them they can all work with her.
    • MC revealed what Bridget did at the previous tea party. (She was the one who set up ML's abuse.) Around this time MC tells Anais her goal to become emperor. Anais pledge her loyalty to MC.
    • The start of the hunt finally here. MC loosened her blue ribbon from her hair and tied it to ML's sword. Rosie requested Slyvetian to give her the highest glory. MC felt bad for him who is just used as a tool to make Rosie look good. MC and ML tell him to take care.
    • Everyone looked forward to seeing how ML and Slyvetian will do. In past life Slyvetian always win all the competitions for Rosie until 2 years later ML took over the position of the strongest.
    • History about the land: God abandoned the world and divine power had long disappeared. Evil erupted and dragons were born disrupting the world. Their kingdom created homunculus with alchemy to fight against the dragons. Homunculus are creatures created with highest concentration of magic.
    • At the location where the hunt was taken place Galapagon Island, there was the dragon Galamut that was killed before.
    • ML whose first time joining a hunt didn't know the area well, but he easily went around killing monsters. He bump into Snow and Slyvetian while fighting and even offered to help Slyvetian get monsters since he only want to take down the boss monster himself. ML wasn't even sure which one is the boss monster as he just attack anything in his way. Apparently he already killed it easily a while ago.
    • They bumped into Elijah who mocked them and even spoke disrespectfully about Rosie as he was sure even the 8th princess isn't as innocent as she claims to be (he was talking about night services).
    • Slyvetian told ML about Elijah's past when Elijah left. Homunculus were trained at training camps before. At the fallout test they would set extreme competition to draw out the losers. Elijah was saved when someone waived for him. ML recalled having gotten into trouble during that exam as well for rebelling.
    • It started to rain. They got somewhat separated when an earthquake occurred. Slyvetian who kept calling ML's name then got a nickname. ML told him to call him 'Michael' and he'll call Slyvetian 'Slyvie'
    • They encountered Galamut's corpse. It then started to talk and then tried to attack them. (think of zombie dragon trying to kill them)
    • The dragon attacked their thoughts. Slyvie saw images of Rosie's bday banquet where he kept looking at MC and ML from a distance. He woke up from ML's voice.
    • The dark energy could even be seen away from where the hunt is. MC was looking for ML who had yet to return as other homunculus already returning. But then the dragon warped in front of her to attack her. ML saved her in time and killed it. As it dies it called him 'king'.
    • ML couldn't sleep that night and kept thinking about 'king of homunculus'. He also got up from his couch and went to watch MC slept. He learned dragons can find the imprinted master of a knight. He also believe that other dragons might know he's 'king of homunculus' and his existence is a danger to MC. The best way to protect her would be to cancel the imprint but then he grabbed a handful of her hair and kissed it while calling her 'my princess'. He just wasn't willing to give her up so he'll just have to protect her.
    • Now that the bath business is very successful, MC is a very wealthy princess. She can finally give gifts. Sedella got a house. She got 2 magic stones for ML, one that warms up or cools up depending on the situation and another that has defensive magic (Aegis) that he puts in his sword sheath. (This is what he used to burn down the corpses later on when fighting Ambroxa.) They put it in his sheath in case to help defend him if he ever can't draw his sword.
    • MC took him to spruce forest. It's a really long travel from the palace as it's in a secluded area in illimone forest.
    • MC's childhood: She used to go there for a month during summer and winter to study alchemy. All imperials were taught alchemy by alchemists belonging to the Imperial Alchemy Association but MC got to be taught by a sage because the sage was originally her mother's master. She ended her training when she became the 6th empress and when she passed away she left a will entrusting her master to accept MC as her disciple.
    • Her master is very old but looks very young since when you enter the ranks of a sage, your body hardly ages. It was the same with anything else as well, if they reach the peak ability of in alchemy and magic, or swordsmanship or dealing with mana. Homunculus generally are slow to aging but if they don't reach peak, there level would fall to intermediate or lower and they do eventually die earlier.
    • ML discovered her innate talent with trajectory magic when she cleaned up the place because in order to move items to specific spots, they need to be very knowledgeable with coordination. It's pretty difficult to achieve but MC did it easily.
    • She showed ML what she was studying before, forbidden alchemy, homunculus/human alchemy, life magic. She created butterfly guardian golem to show him. It's used as a connection between MC and ML in case any of them are in danger.
    • That night they had dreams meeting MC's master separately.
    • MC's dream: MC asked master who reversed time. Her master told her it requires the huge amount of mana so they needed the philosopher's stone. The only one who can use the philosopher stone is the emperor. The last emperor at that time was ML. That's how MC found out ML reversed time for her.
    • ML's dream: He greeted himself as he realized she's MC's master and she called him 'king of homunculus'. She told him more about the king's ability. Its power is even stronger than the imperial family's imprinting. The king is formed from the thoughts of the wills of homunculus' longing for 300 years. He will liberate them from the imperial family. ML decided to use his ability to help MC. He felt excited remembering how MC only wanted him. She told him in his past life he also didn't want to become king but did do and freed his people. When he brought up Galamut, he finds out that creatures with high consciousness will be able to retain past consciousness. It will be dangerous for MC as they will try to kill her for because of him. She told him to awaken his abilities to regain his past memories and she gave him a scroll to give to MC.
    • When he woke up the butterfly is complete and flying around. He named it Amber. It releases gold powder when happy and black when upset. ML also handed her the scroll.
    • It was a scroll for a skill only MC can that attacks in defense. MC is very bad at attack magic so her Master made a skill that matches to the best of her abilities.
    • MC practiced her new skill. It forms hundreds of silver threads with a space of 50 meters in diameter and slice throught everything. 'Silver's Arachne'/ 'Insle's Arachne' (Not sure on the name) ML almost got injured when MC was practicing as he can't dodge the attack of his imprinter.
    • When ML was explaining about that, MC can't understand how he can just stand there defenseless. But then again she can't imagine crushing ML in her arms. ML doesn't think it's that bad to get crushed in her arms as long as she hugs him enough not to die. She blushed from his comment even though she knows it's a joke.
    • They decided to keep her new skill a secret.
    • MC and ML bumped into Rosie and Slyvie at the garden. MC now realize why Rosie killed her based on her new findings from what her master told her. Rosie got blinded by love and MC was ML's love. Even so she had no hopes for her previous life. Even if she had come to love ML back because he is a charming guy, she'll just remained his lover locked in a bird cage. She finds it miserable. She can only hope Rosie don't fall in love with ML in this life.
    • Rosie pretended to talk to MC while being interested in ML. When she called ML's name, ML ignored her since he thought she was in the middle of talking to MC. Rosie got embarrassed.
    • When MC and ML left, ML told her he seem to feel a stronger rejection towards Rosie than the emperor. MC realize what might be the cause of his hatred for both the emperor and Rosie. From the past life, he might've held in all his hateful feelings while pretending to love and devote to them. She wonder if Rosie killing her had an effect as well. ML on the other hand realize Rosie is a worse enemy than the emperor.
    • The 3 families (Amellos, Luciard, Yegrin) MC is doing business with are doing well. Amellos is heading into luxury market with ink and propolis (sealing wax). Luciard going into the market with pearl fragments, using them to decorate carriages. They're waiting for end of season to check on Yegrin.
    • MC wants to renovate Sedella's house for her too but Sedella felt she already received a lot.
    • Sedella's side: Count Arpel was a fallen noble with only a title and no property. Sedella had always lived in poverty since she was young and never even had something like a 14 year old debutant ball. She became a maid as if sold and became MC's exclusive maid. She didn't mind living only for a princess who only lived to study alchemy her whole life, but then the princess changed. Sedella cried from joy when she first found out about the gift of a house.
    • MC got tickets to see Rimona's play. Rimona is really famous nowadays.
    • MC and ML went out alone to see the play. MC dressed as a noble's maid and ML dressed as a gardener. They're dressed to seem like they were lovers going on an outing.
    • The play was about a reincarnated princess and a knight. The villainess of the play was a political rival of the protagonists. MC compared herself to the villainess. ML told her they're not the characters in the play.
    • MC met with the owner of the Pegasus group after the play. The owner was going to put her to work in salons and singing for nobles. MC didn't like that and told him they're too obscene so he decided to not do it. The owner wanted to marry Rimona to his son. She told him Rimona's marriage will be under her jurisdiction and right now she wants to focus on her career. He reluctantly agrees after she pays him.
    • MC met Rimona. Rimona told her that her bf can follow them. The two let go of the mistaken identity of ML just so he can follow them. Rimona had friendly talk with MC. She invited her to the bathhouse which MC got embarrassed about gsince it's unheard of for a princess to get naked with commoners at a bathhouse.
    • ML tried to save her by saying that it's difficult since MC barely have time to be with him. He's playing his bf role as an obsessive bf. MC tried to keep his chivalrous honor by saying he's just worried about her because she's shy. Rimona bought the excuse and told her they have private rooms and since she'll be making lots of money when she's famous, she can afford that.
    • When Rimona asks about ML's name since he has the same name as the personal knight of the 7th princess, MC lied that's his nickname since she wanted to call him by the most handsome man's name. ML lied his real name is 'Elis' (both his nicknames came from his actual real name Michaelis)
    • MC pretended to be a maid at Sedella's new house so she returned 'home' there when Rimona paid them a visit.
    • Sedella pretended to be the Lady of MC. Chaos ensues as MC saw Rihanna there as well who mentioned guests will be arriving. (The three business partners.) The guests ended up thinking Rimona is Sedella's guest singer. Rimona agreed and Sedella guided her away to change her outfit for the singing.
    • Once Rimona is changing, Rihanna helped MC into a maid outfit and prepared the tea. Sedella told the guests that MC is going to test them.
    • The guests had an enjoyable conversation with Rimona when MC came in pretending to be a maid serving tea. When the 3 guests turned over to see MC serving tea, they got surprised. Sedella put her finger to her mouth to keep them from saying anything.
    • It ended somewhat successfully as her guests left including Rimona. Her maids massaged her to relieve her of her stress.
    • One day Alben reports to MC that she had reached enough money to pout into other sorts of social work. She can now pay a visit to Spirit Stone Mine. She hope it will help awaken ML's ability.
    • MC, Alben and Caiden were talking. Caiden praised Alben for integrity which MC find interesting since he was a scammer in last life, but in this life she was able to have him work under her using his talents to find loopholes and crimes.
    • At next greeting to the emperor, the lineup consisted of 1st prince, 3rd princess, 6th princess, 8th princess.
    • MC and ML bumped into Slyvie but MC just lightly greeted him since she's trying not to ignite Rosie's jealousy.
    • They met Euclid (youngest of the princes, 13 yrs old) afterwards. He was sold to marriage at 16 at the past life. The reason is because his mother Ariadna is loyal to Rumiya (Bridget's mother) so she would brainwash her child to do anything for Bridget. MC pitied Euclid around that time.
    • ML glared at Euclid for saying something about MC's mom. MC stopped ML since Euclid couldn't handle the glare as he had stopped breathing in fear. She warned Euclid that ML is her knight. She then changed topic pretending to be a nice sister by asking about his swordsmanship.
    • Euclid falls behind in alchemy and magic. He shows more prominence in swordsmanship, but he keeps his training a secret.
    • She greeted Rubio when she entered the place. Rubio wanted to be greeted as 'orabeoni' (it's a respectful term for older brother). Rubio wanted MC to call him 'oppa' (the more casual friendly term for older brother). He started complaining how Rosie calls him that but MC doesn't. He blames ML saying she's been disrespectful since he showed up and Rubio used to escort MC since her debut. Also complained she has no cuteness, only Rosie has it.
    • Bridget laughed and commented that it's like Euclid (so insulting Euclid also had no 'aegyo').
    • When the emperor showed up he showed pride in MC. Bridget who saw that tried to change the tone and brought up the hunt. Both Euclid and Stefania who are in support of Bridget sided with her and talked about how great she was at protecting the people during the hunt. The quickly eliminated the fact that it was ML who killed the dragon.
    • Today's political conversation is on mines. Mana stones are only formed from the death of dragons so Bridget wants to hold a subjugation to battle a dragon for a new mine. MC told them there's a short term solution where they don't have to kill a dragon yet. Galamut's tail was cut off before separately and there's a mine from it that she recently discovered through research.
    • Desmond II who was proud of MC's findings held a meeting with other nobles and brought MC to discuss with them about the agenda.
    • MC got appointed as head of the expedition to Zelkatos Gorge to find the new mine. Peony and Alben travelled with MC and ML. Sedella stay behind to act as MC's surrogate. Rihanna and Hugh assist Sedella. 20 wizards from the Ivory Tower went with them.
    • They're paying a visit to the closest noble there Baron Parnell. Cadellin Belkram a black haired lady worked as general manager for the Galamot Manastone Mine. Parnell told her she'll have to work harder to squeeze the homunculus to work harder to appease the royal who is visiting soon (since in the past the visiting royals only wanted to see more profitable results). Cadellin doesn't look pleased.
    • During the meal, all the key figures of the exhibition gathered to talk about what to prioritize first. Cadellin and Count Hossen Sanchez fought over which to go first gorge or mine.
    • Natasha, one of the wizards travelling with them from the Ivory tower, said ofc MC will decide. MC decided gorge first and then the mining village.
    • MC already knew where the mine is from last life, so she just plan to end this part quickly. Alben spend the day getting a tour on the mine from Cadellin. Alben wrote down all the living conditions of the homuculus and working conditions as well. Cadellin was angered as she was hoping to see some sympathy from him.
    • All the homunculus in the mine have white hair since never have their restraints removed.
    • The relationship between Cadellin and the homunculus are good. (The Baron and Cadellin are people who care for the miners as they do treat them as well as they could. Parnell sends them meat and beans once a month worrying they won't get their protein since the imperial family only give them rye and oatmeal.)
    • MC had finished on her end and heading down the mine. She made a comment that she felt like she's seeing the end of the world. ML responded it's romantic seeing the end of the world with the princess. (Such a flirt when he doesn't even realize he love her yet. :blobamused:) MC's heart screamed and she grabbed Amber to hide it from showing the golden sparkles. She coughed pretending not to have heard him.
    • When Cadellin showed up, MC told her she's on the same side. She just couldn't speak during the dinner table since the Count was there.
    • She wasn't pleased with the condition she saw and even when they greet by bowing on their knees as though they were slaves.
    • When they held a meeting between all the other general managers, MC and Alben played a role as if they wish to exploit the homunculus more. Cadellin got upset thinking they tricked her. MC and Alben continue their act as she complimented him on his good work and he enthusiastically tells her he will follow her for life and to just call him 'Alben' to which she did. ML who was watching became jealous.
    • Next day Cadellin worried she will have to try to squeeze the homunculus to work. She worried all night what MC might do the next day. When she got there she thought they had already started their education on abusing them, but then she heard Alben's curriculum teaching them home ec stuff (like cooking, farming, practice to make coal for winter). MC also discussed with Alben plans to set up water irrigation system to move water from a nearby lake to the mines for more clean drinking water since currently almost 1000 laborers all use 1 well.
    • MC told Cadellin that it isn't necessary to mine as much as they need to before as it'll be easier to mine. They'll also set up stricter monitoring when distributing to make sure nothing gets stolen. Cadellin cried and MC patted her.
     
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    I actually love all your detailed spoilers, so reallllllly thank you:sushi_thankyou::sushi_cool:. Even though I know you had to sacrifice your fingers in typing just to share those detailed spoilers to us:aww:. Thank you soooooo much.:bloblove:

    If I am a reader unaware of Rosie's changes on the near end, I will really hate her in the upcoming chapters of the webtoon. She is coveting ML again, that attention-seeking girl!!! I must say Bridget urgently needs someone to fix her loose screws, she is becoming delusional.

    I love this novel given that it didn't not only focus on romance, there is politics, slice of life- given how MC becomes strategic in gaining wealth, alchemy, military, revenge, MC collecting allies and of course the cute ML who is a mola mola sunfish but can be easily revived by MC's action :blobmelt:
     
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    Wow, amazing how fast this thread grow fast, thank you all for the spoilers! I’m just curious about the children and if MC and ML are immortal?
     
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    They twins are a boy and a girl? :)
     
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    This has already been spoiled previously (in the ending). They are not immortal, but can have a long life (It was explained in the ending also? Or somewhere else)
     
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    Well even if they’re technically not immortal, having a lifespan so long that it lasts for thousands of years is pretty much immortal imo. It’s just that no one is able to kill them yet for all those times lol. I read from the spoiler that only those with sage titles or high level mana can achieve it. So doesnt it mean that as long as their powers don’t diminish, they’ll keep on living?
     
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    NohrNeir rereading frenzy

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    For the children question, the twins are princes and 4 years apart from the oldest daughter. Latest side story showed MC's first daughter is currently 3 years old and MC is trying to have more children so I'm sure it'll show her pregnant soon again with the twins.

    As for the immortal question, that was answered at the ending of the ending spoiler and explained at the timeline. Basically anyone who reached a peak in something, can live for a very long time and age really slow looking young forever. MC became a sage before she even left her reign so she already reached peak in alchemy and magic, while ML reached his peak in swordsmanship so both can live for a very long time. Emperor Desmond II had wanted to retire from his reign to also join the ranks of the sage. This meant he haven't reached sage level yet even at his age of 60. In fact it's hard to have people reach the peak of their abilities as there's only 1 every hundred years or so, so MC's master was someone pretty great.

    Just because they can live for a long time doesn't mean it's immortal but it's long enough no living being can tell how long. Immortal is like infinite, even if it's say a million years, that's still not consider immortal as there's a limit.

    ***Correction***​
    I may have found the answer to what happened to the Philosopher stone after some rereading.

    What MC used to imprint ML wasn't actually written as stones. They're just added items to amplify the skill. Then we have manastone, 마정석, which are mined from the mines and formed from death of dragons. And lastly, there's the Philosopher's Stone, 현자의 돌. Rosie used the Philosopher's stone to imprint Slyvie. Apparently the emperor sacrificed it to let Rosie obtain Slyvie. That was why ML was then sure, Rosie couldn't have gotten him. The use of a Philosopher's Stone is even greater than what MC had used to obtain him and Rosie is very weak in alchemy and magic. It took her 5 rounds to get Slyvie. The evidence was all erased so no one will find out. ML only found out when he asked Slyvie. That was also another reason why Rosie didn't wish to imprint Slyvie again after she woke up.
     
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    Side story complete with 8 chapters

    Side story is very... disappointing tbh. :blobconfounded:

    Apparently rain is a catalyst for demons to appear. It had just rained and ML went to deal with the demons alone as it was enough with just him. ML and MC had already been married for 2 years now. He mostly stayed at the palace for his duties but for the first time in the fall, he had been stuck in the duchy having to deal with the monsters. Helione who is now a vessel informed him he has guest. It was Alben who had just got promoted to Count a while ago.

    Alben is finally getting married to Sedella. ML didn't react much as he already expected it, but then he smiled to play it off as thought he was excited. Alben had spent the past 2 years on relentless courtship and finally got her to accept the proposal. Alben jokingly commented they can now become real family and not just brothers from the heart (Connected as in laws). ML laughed with a sigh.

    In fact the two had no issues being energetic with her imperial blood and him being the king of the homunculus, but the painful process is that it wasn't easy when one of them is homunculus. Every summer he would drank countless stamina potions for 10 days making large efforts. She had to consistently receive magic infusion. Nothing worked. Maybe it's the magic frequency. He sighed again. Alben who didn't know their issue just know him it'll be fine as they'll come up with better stamina potions. ML tried to tell him it's not a matter of stamina, but Alben wouldn't hear of it. He just pat him on the shoulder.

    Helione came in again with urgent news from the palace. ML got scared and wondered if the infusion is finally harmed MC and his greed is sacrificing her. He really wanted to see a child between them. He always imagined a child that resemble both of them. It was the only thing he wish for besides for MC so he wonder if he's being too greedy. And his greed is punishing MC instead of him. It's true that MC needs a child though but it doesn't have to be his... He clenched his fist as he thought about that. He decided he should speak with her to tell her he doesn't need it so she doesn't have to suffer every summer and fall.

    As he finds himself walking to the room and didn't even bother to knock, he opened the door to people congratulating them. ML was stunned. MC told him asked if he came running after he heard the news and he told her he heard that she fell down. Apparently the emperor played a trick on ML. He had been glancing at ML with eyes of dislike and dissatisfaction for 2 years now. Whenever everyone looked to see the culprit, he remained grumpy not denying it. MC had made a new pledge she will have to take over the throne quickly for ML's sake so her father can stop harassing his son in law.

    The emperor was called out by an aid and peace came once again. Alben arrived later to congratulate them. MC is 8 weeks pregnant. ML still haven't said a word yet and Alben then stabbed him on the side, telling him to respond. MC laughed at him and told him to say something to her. ML felt as though he had became an idiot from the joy, but he had to respond in case MC feels sad, so he stuttered randomly unable to express his thoughts and could only come up with 'I love you.' And he repeated that again and again as MC didn't know how to respond back to him.

    M: I, no, I....
    M: I love you.
    E: ....
    M: I love you.
    E: ....

    E: Thank you for being happy, Michael.
    M: Yes, I love you.
    E: Yes, yes, I love you too.
    M: Yes, I love you.

    :blobrofl::blobrofl::blobrofl::blobrofl:

    MC told everyone else to step out and once everyone else left, she called his name as she gave him a peck. It seemed to have broken his trance since he can now speak normally. He kept expressing his disbelief. He hugged her and buried his face at the nape of her neck. MC told him to wait but he doesn't want to show his face. She jokingly asked him if he was crying. He slowly answered no and MC chose not to ask him again. ML made a pledge he will be a good father. MC trust him anyway and he raised his head puzzled. She then reminded him of when they volunteered at the orphanage. They both promised to love the child and smiled at each other.

    By the 5th month of pregnancy , they start to feel the baby and her bally began to rise. All the nobles tried to tell her to get pregnancy leave and take a break from political work. MC who had gained huge trust from Desmond II, now is in charge of half the emperor's duties. Her state affairs were excellent and her relationship with the nobles weren't bad. Some nobles try to control her with her pregnancy. MC think they're overreacting as she know there had been successful female emperors in the past before. She put them all down.ML wasn't pleased with them either trying to step over her. He asked if there was anything he can help her with as he looked at her pile of paperwork on her desk. To MC his presence alone is already helpful since he makes her comfortable. He still felt regretful as he wish to do more.

    There is one thing she requested of him. ML reading children's books. He picks fairy tales to read and when he got up to her favorite part of the dragon's roar, she kept telling him to read that over and over again. Then laugh at him when he did so. He approached her and told her this doesn't seem helpful to the pregnancy and she told him it is helpful since it makes the mother happy. He asked her how is roaring good. He then suddenly laugh at her and the mood of the bedroom changed. MC got nervous as she called his name when his face got closer and closer. He then said the roar part and bit her neck and suck her skin. He told her she liked this and she denied it and she made excuses why she liked the roar. He laughed. ML told her it's natural for the mood to change since they're alone in a dark bedroom, but MC felt awkward from her body change as she had gain weight. It was obvious, ML didn't care as he called her pretty. ML continued to pretend to be a dragon and she moved his head away as if trying to tame a dragon. ML then told her she should also read his favorite part. His favorite part is the ending when the princess and knight got together. It reminded him when he was her only knight.

    MC didn't get to finish reading the part as he took the book away from her and kissed her as like in the book. He called her name and told her he had been patient. She asked why he was smiling and he responded since it looked like she was also looking forward to it. They had sex until she fell asleep and he fixed the wrinkles of the bed and wished her good night with a kiss on her neck.

    It's been a year since Opelize was born. Since MC had taken a break from political work for her pregnancy, she felt she had to make up for it and got even busier afterward. She's currently in the middle of allowing intermediate homunculus to relocate. She didn't only work on improving homunculus treatment but also improved infrastructure as she put up the used of rechargeable manastone that were obtained from Galamut's tail. Energy cost have greatly reduced.

    The Summer Festival was approaching once again. The previous year she wasn't able to attend due to pregnancy and ML had to fill in for her. They wonder if ML will attend once again. ML had been attending and winning first place every year. ML told them she doesn't think he will attend this time as he won't leave their daughter alone. The nobles understood.

    After her work, she went back to find her husband who at the moment was on the carpet on one's knee looking straight ahead at their daughter cheering her on to come to dad. The baby stretch out her hands and wander, then her bare feet touched the ground. When the child walked into the area where the sun hits, her blonde hair revealed a tint of green like spring. Her purple eyes like ML's eyes. The maids all gushed over how good she is at walking just as she is at flying. Her magic is very good. People predicted she will surpass ML and MC and become the best beauty in the empire.

    ML spoiled her with snacks as he kept forgetting how much he already gave her. Opel would sometimes grab his hair and ML would do baby talks with her. He seemed harmless and warm like cotton candy but only to Opel. He had been ignoring the high ranking homunculus commanders as if they're background for an hour now. He started to rebuked them for not doing their job well when they tried to report to him. They all felt fear in front of him but then he started doing baby talk again and the knight glanced up confused what he was saying, realized he was hugging and talking to Opel as he tried to feed her.

    MC arrived and Opel called for mom. MC took the baby from ML and more baby talk ensued as she praised her daughter for listening to dad. She asked Opel if she missed mom since she was at work and apologized to her for not expressing her love at the door since she was working. Peony and Sedella laughed on the side. Sedella then prep for the lunch of the 3 members of the family. She smiled as she watched and hope for everlasting happiness.

    time skip

    Opel is now 3 years old. She called out to her aunt and ran to her. Rosie was saying how pretty and cute Opel is thanks to resembling her mom. Open also liked her aunt after her parents. Due to all their hugging and chasing around, there is no noble who doesn't know the special relationship between the aunt and her niece. Opel who was sitting on her lap was busy singing while Rosie was pouring praises over how much Opel looked like her mother to even the eyes. MC watched quietly as she couldn't brought up that the eyes were exactly like ML's from color to the shape. She decided not to provoke Rosie.

    Desmond II who was on the side was patiently waiting for his turn as he then told Opel to come to grandfather. The emperor was very fond of Opel as well as he had already given her 3 palace gardens and a library. He's already starting to build a new palace at the south for her as well. Recently, he had been into her education since she displayed her alchemy ability as soon as she turned three when she made raw chocolate out of chocolate. He was worried before that she may not be able to use alchemy but all the worries had been relieved since then. Alchemy is an essential talent to become emperor but homunculus can't use alchemy so ML's bloodline caused some worries. When Opel displayed her alchemy abilities, Desmond II publicly proclaimed his granddaughter is a genius and was going to leave a lab for her. But a lab would be too much and too dangerous for a 3 year old, so he ended up saying MC can have it since when he abdicates, everything he has will her hers anyway.

    Opel is part of the Imperial family but she's under her father's name as she still doesn't have a proper status yet in the imperial family. The emperor was against that but MC have her own reason. Opel has the ability to become emperor and Desmond II plan to put her as the next heir after MC. He had just passed his 60th birthday and wanted to join the ranks of the sage. These days he has full hopes MC will take over the throne quickly. The emperor asked MC what she thinks about giving Opel an additional middle name under his own. She laughed and agreed and she'll talk to ML about it. At that moment the emperor felt as though it would be rejected.

    MC told her father she's thinking of wanting more children. The emperor got upset asking if ML is trying to make her go through hardship again. MC told him it's thanks to ML there's Opel. Desmond II said that's exactly why since she was able to get such a pretty baby with a poor seed, she shouldn't fall for it. Rosie on the side also disliked it. She joined sides with the emperor in agreement. It was then Opel on the emperor's lap started crying. She yelled out if dad's bad then she's bad too, and wriggled out of the emperor's arms and ran off. Desmond II forgetting his body aches jump up and ran after her, calling after her not to leave grandfather. Eventually Opel drag her grandfather away and MC enjoyed the rest of her teatime alone with Rosie.

    MC wanted to speak alone with Rosie anyway. Rosie's social world is tremendous now and she used that power to support MC. Last year she broke up with the Marquis of Rimitielo and declared celibacy. All the young noblemen became enraged. Rosie said she didn't think they would all have such vain hopes and she did a good thing since she's opening up their marriage path when she can't seem to love any men. Also she doesn't want to leave the palace and stay with MC. She playfully asked her sister to give her a title. MC asked Rosie if she heard the news that the Count of Lenoxis (Sylvie) is participating in the summer festival. Playfulness was removed from her face and she gave out a complex expression.

    Usually the summer festival is a must attend event for advanced homunculus but Slvie was an except as he was exempt from duty since he had stayed at the Lenoxis estate after his recovery. He stayed for 5 years and worked as a lord, but he seem to be a person created to be a knight. He had no talent in management and governance. He asked the imperial family for help and MC willingly sent a secretary to help him. After that he had been travelling around the continent alone and left the county duties to the professional manager since last year. He haven't been to the capital for 5 years, but he wasn't really avoiding it, so as he was wandering he ended up there anyway. It's been 6 years since MC had been crown princess. He can see the changes as now he can see the mix of homunculus along with common humans on the streets. All the high level homunculus remained as knights, the mid level ones were absorbed by ML as they all became his vessels. MC is in the middle of migrating the low level ones. Thus far some had migrated to Snow's estate to support her.

    At the inn he's staying at right now, there's a lot of low level homunculus around as they all flock to the bulletins to look for jobs. Someone asked him if he was looking for a job, but then told him they're only looking for homunculus. People always mistaken him for not being a homunculus because of his silver hair. He laughed embarrassed. The owner of the inn told him that all the people waiting on tables are homunculi. Sylvie can sensed he was right and asked how he knew. The owner said it's cause homunculus have uncommon faces. He told Sylvie if it weren't for his silver hair, he would've thought he was a homunculus. As Sylvie was about to tell him the truth, came in and started yelled havoc, drunkenly yelling out hate slurs toward homunculi for stealing their jobs, saying they should be killing dragons and working as slaves. The inn owner got mad and kicked him out for offending his guests.

    A nice old lady told him to forget what that old man said and asked Sylvie is he's visiting to see the Summer Festival (he's dressed as a wanderer). Sylvie told her he's participating. She got confused and then asked if he's a homunculus. Everyone stopped chewing their food and looked over at him. The inn owner than exclaimed no way and asked if he's Sir Slyvetian Millard. Sylvie confirmed and they all cheered as they some of them even told him they made bets on his win (including the owner).

    The summer festival had long been a tradition in the empire. Even with the changes there was no reason not to attend as it was a rare occasion for homunculus to see their king. Sylvie currently was standing beside Snow and Elijah. He can see MC with ML and their daughter with MC's hair. Elijah asked Sylvie if he also felt it. They can all agree they felt it. Opel also has the king of homunculus ability. It seemed to have pass down to ML's child and will continue to do so in the future.

    Rosie called out to Sylvie and he greeted her. Having reunite after 5 years, they remained awkward. She told him she heard he's staying at a commoner's inn. He told her he was thinking of leaving right after the festival ends. She asked shouldn't he attend the banquet. She even offered to be his partner if his partner isn't good. Sylvie was surprised as he asked about her fiance. She sighed in annoyance as she can tell he's not that interested in her but she find herself surprised at how patient she is with him despite her annoyance. She decided to explain to him that she had broke it off last year and it was not because of him so he doesn't have to worry. She continue to tell him she already declared celibacy. He went silent for a while, so she tried to appeal to him that the noblemen kept approaching her and she's tired of it. Originally she didn't care, but MC had told her to be more respectful of herself after she was gathering a harem a men so she decided to quit it. Sylvie who is a natural knight easily fell to agree with a person in need of help.

    After he agreed, Rosie was more than delighted. She's not someone who is interested in a man she once had, but she kept coming up with some sort of feelings for him. She decided to make him stay at the palace until the end of the whole event. Rosie then picked up her dress and as if she's started their meeting anew she called him Count Lenoxis.

    Alben (future prime minister) had been working overtime at the palace and just got home from the palace to see his wife (next head maid) had already put their daughter, Leticie, to sleep an hour ago. Alben cried to his wife as he apologize for making them wait. She soothed him. Alben went to check on his daughter at the room next door. Alben had met up with ML before returning home. The royal couple had excused themselves from this year's masquerade ball along with all the following events to take a 10 day break. Alben seemed to have a revelation as he thought to himself how he'll leave his child to the both of them. Sadella told him, they should let their daughter decide. Alben said he will cry and probably be in the group of dads where they wish their daughter would declare living with their dad. Sedella laughed at him.

    At the same timeMC and ML were walking the garden. MC asked him if he knows what a sunflower is and he said of course since it's a flower that can grow tall enough for him to reach without bending down. He grabbed one and knelt down to her on one's knee and told her it's one of the many things he's giving her. She asked him if he have to always try to flirt with her. He said he have a habit of it since she responds every time. She placed her hands on his cheek to make him look up and kissed him. After a long kiss, she called his name and ML's eyes became stained with passion. She asked him if he would like to rest at her place. He didn't answer her and instead kissed her back. It was a kiss that marked the beginning of the 10 days.

    The daughter of Count Linus has red hair resembling her father and light green eyes like her mother. At the age of 8 she was already treated as a princess in the central social circle due to both her parents being very important people and ones who serves the current emperor, MC. As soon as MC had decided to participate in the battle for the succession to the throne, her father had been an important key figure, and current even the prime minister. Her mother had long served MC even long before and remain a loyalist to her. These were the two people, who competed for the 1st and 2nd confidant in loyalty towards MC, and the joined to form a family. It was natural for public praise towards their household.

    Today is the day Letty will visit the emperor for the first time. She had learned her etiquette well and praised by the imperial court etiquette teacher. As she greeted the emperor cutely and elegantly, MC then told her to raise her head. To Letty, the voice sounded like a goddess. When she looked up, it looked very dazzling as though the emperor had a hidden backlight. In the child's imagination, she marveled over having heard all the heroic tales.

    MC told her she doesn't have to be nervous and Letty told her she's not nervous but touched to be living in the same generation as her Majesty. MC was surprised for a moment before she smiled. She won MC's heart well. When Letty looked over to the side she got shocked seeing ML. He's the most handsome man she had ever seen. Letty thought for a moment that the reason MC could be emperor is because ML doesn't have a black heart. MC beckoned a maid forward as the maid informed her the children are enjoying refreshments at the Lavender Garden. MC think it's better if Letty go introduce herself there and get along with them.

    Letty was very excited and curious to meet them. There's the 10 year old Princess Opelize and the two 6 year old identical twin princes. She was able to say good bye properly to the emperor before leaving to meet them. She held her mother's hand as they headed for the garden. After walking, they found an outdoor tea table and 3 kids with blonde hair with greenish hue. It was like a fairy forest in the imperial palace. Letty with her father's blood suddenly wanted to bow then and grab Opel's hand and swear her allegiance. The princes really look similar to their mother but each give off a different atmosphere. One looked lively and playful while the other looked quiet and gentle.

    She told her mother she can greet them well so don't worry, and took closer steps to the table. They each started giving strange expressions. Opel gave out a viscous look, while one of the princes look excited and the other as if he were about to cry. Letty greeted and introduced herself. They were surprised she knew them. Serlisid (1st twin) commented how smart she is. She looked and asked to see what the matter was since the other twin was crying. Serlisid said he just won the game of life. Letty looked over to see the other prince with runny nose and eyes that burst out into tears. With his face and ears all red, he jumped out from his seat and ran away.

    The first prince called out to Eliyan (2nd prince) that he have to greet Letty. Opel and Serlisid apologized to Letty for Eliyan running off and excused him for his shyness for being caught crying. Letty told them it's fine, but he looked sad. Opel then came up with a mischievous plan as she said it'll be counterproductive for them to go. She then eyes at Letty and grinned mischievously and told her she wanted to test her loyalty. Letty who got evoked with the word loyalty excited declared for Opel to request her of anything. Opel told her to take care of her brother and comfort him. Letty agreed and stepped back without greeting them good bye.

    She was able to find him thanks to Opel's maid. She approached the prince who was crouching down in a shady corner and greeted him. He asked why she followed him. Letty thought the fairy was pretty even though he shed tears and had a runny nose. He told her not to look at him since he must be ugly. He squat and hid his face between his knees. Letty raised him up and comforted him. She asked him what had happened and he told her he lost to a game of rock, paper, scissors. It was a game to decide who will take the Duke's seat. It was a game to decide life. He then continue to say his sister will be emperor and his brother will become duke, but he have nothing to do, and his sister even said she will drive her brothers out when they turn 10. He's going to turn 10 in 4 years and he eats a lot. He doesn't know what he will eat. He started to cry again. Letty think he's cute. She then grab his hand and proclaimed he doesn't have to worry since she will be the next Count anyway and when she grows up she will take care of him. Eliyan was pleased. As for Letty, she destroyed her promise to live with her dad for the rest of her life, but she's serious about it so she thinks her dad will understand.

    The two made a promise to each other. It was a day where a secret engagement was made to a boy two years younger than her.

    end of side stories
     
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