Masquerade

Masquerade ~ Tsumibito ~

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Leo Aldonaut (レオ・アルドナート)
CV: 皇帝

Masquerade ~ Sinner ~

Your younger half-brother.

Due to the poor health of the eldest son Noel, who was the legitimate heir to the Aldonaut House, Leo was taken in along with his mother, the duke’s mistress, on the off chance that something were to happen to Noel.

However, afterward, because of the birth of the youngest son from the legal wife, Leo was effectively useless.

He was scorned by his surroundings for being a child of infidelity and, along with his rough and savage personality and status equal to a servant, it was rumored that he “held resentment towards the Aldonaut House”.

STORY:

“Even if you’re covered in mud, even if you have to crawl on the ground, live—”

In the Kingdom of Tilia, it was decided that you, a daughter of the Aldonaut House, were to marry into the royal Laurus House in the neighboring country.

To celebrate your marriage a masquerade ball, which was in fashion, was held.

It was a gorgeous night where resplendently dressed men and women wearing masks were covered in the smell of secrets.

It should have been your last enjoyable memory of freedom as an unmarried daughter—

But chaos descended on the masquerade ball when displeased countrymen intruded without warning.

You escaped into an anteroom during the mayhem, but what you saw there was the bloody and collapsed duke, your father—and your younger half-brother, Leo, who raised his hand against him.

For waterinegirl as the lucky winner of my 9th anniversary giveaway! R18 warning and noncon at the beginning plus violent bad end. I personally couldn’t even get through the bad end tokuten. On another note, you can also get this on DLsite but it seems like JP side only.

SETTING:

[The Duke of Aldonaut]

This house has the right to inherit the throne as a branch of the royal Tilia House.

Their lineage repeatedly married within itself and produced a great number of “Bloody Queens” as a result of a bloodline fallen into madness and, due to this, they have now reduced the frequency of their close marriages.

Despite Duke Aldonaut having a status second to the royal house, due to producing many Queens in the past, the legend of “The Bloody Queen” does not allow members of the Aldonaut House to inherit the throne.

[The Bloody Queen]

The daughter of the Aldonaut House who married Tilia’s Fourth Prince 400 years ago.

She was an unparalleled beauty, whose appearance could even ruin a country.

The First, Second, and Third Princes either died young or lost the fight to succession, and so it was the Fourth Prince who inherited the throne. The duke’s court rank ascended in an instant upon his daughter becoming queen and he was prosperous.

Eventually, the queen descended into madness and, using her charm, emasculated the king and controlled the royal house with him as her puppet. At the same time, she ruled over the people in tyranny and bound the country’s people with terror.

Not only did imprisonment and execution become a daily part of the royal capital, but the queen herself began to torture slaves to death for her own enjoyment.

It escalated after that to gathering and bathing in the blood of young men, collecting jars of excised organs and genitals, and she was said to have plausibly transformed into a grotesquely sexual deviant.

[The Kingdom of Laurus]

The country located next to the Kingdom of Tilia, ruled by the royal Laurus House.

It is a small country similar to Tilia, but their national powers rival each other. Presently, both countries are maintaining peace after the war which occurred 50 years ago, but the antagonism at the center of the older generation remains behind and there is a sense of tension similar to treading on thin ice.

Reminder that this whole series is interconnected with an amazing twist in the last volume, but it’s not necessary to listen to them in order. They just mention the actions the other men were taking in the other volume(s). I also noticed there are multiple short stories for them set before these CDs… oh god.

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Masquerade ~ Seigi ~

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Clovis Orlandi (クロヴィス・オルランディ)
CV: 河村眞人

Masquerade ~ Justice ~

The second son of the Orlandi House, a lineage of knights, and the captain of the Imperial Knights, who guard the Duke of Aldonaut and his house.

Because he was born to enlist into the Imperial Knights, he frequently visited the duke’s house since childhood and often played with you, eight years his junior, as a childhood friend and caretaker.

Presently, he shows no traces of those times and serves you as a strict knight, as well as severely admonishing you.

STORY:

“I will protect you with my body, soul, and everything I place my pride on—“

In the Kingdom of Tilia, it was decided that you, a daughter of the Aldonaut House, was to marry into the royal Laurus House in the neighboring country.

To celebrate your marriage a masquerade ball, which was in fashion, was held.

It was a gorgeous night where resplendently dressed men and women wearing masks were covered in the smell of secrets.

It should have been your last enjoyable memory of freedom as an unmarried daughter—

But chaos descended on the masquerade ball when displeased countrymen intruded without warning.

You escaped into an anteroom during the mayhem, but what you saw there was a bloody and collapsed duke, your father— and your younger half-brother, Leo, who raised his hand against him.

Thank you to Jasper for the commission! R18 warning and nothing too bad in terms of warning, uh, there’s chastity belts, some lack of hygiene, and just a bit of watersports involved in the bad end tokuten though? Just in case that bothers anyone. On another note, you can also get this on DLsite but it seems like JP side only.

SETTING:

[The Duke of Aldonaut]

This house has the right to inherit the throne as a branch of the royal Tilia House.

Their lineage repeatedly married within itself and produced a great number of “Bloody Queens” as a result of a bloodline fallen into madness and, due to this, they have now reduced the frequency of their close marriages.

Despite Duke Aldonaut having a status second to the royal house, due to producing many Queens in the past, the legend of “The Bloody Queen” does not allow members of the Aldonaut House to inherit the throne.

[The Bloody Queen]

The daughter of the Aldonaut House who married Tilia’s Fourth Prince 400 years ago.

She was an unparalleled beauty, whose appearance could even ruin a country.

The First, Second, and Third Princes either died young or lost the fight to succession, and so it was the Fourth Prince who inherited the throne. The duke’s court rank ascended in an instant upon his daughter becoming queen and he was prosperous.

Eventually, the queen descended into madness and, using her charm, emasculated the king and controlled the royal house with him as her puppet. At the same time, she ruled over the people in tyranny and bound the country’s people with terror.

Not only did imprisonment and execution become a daily part of the royal capital, but the queen herself began to torture slaves to death for her own enjoyment.

It escalated after that to gathering and bathing in the blood of young men, collecting jars of excised organs and genitals, and she was said to have plausibly transformed into a grotesquely sexual deviant.

[The Kingdom of Laurus]

The country located next to the Kingdom of Tilia, ruled by the royal Laurus House.

It is a small country similar to Tilia, but their national powers rival each other. Presently, both countries are maintaining peace after the war which occurred 50 years ago, but the antagonism at the center of the older generation remains behind and there is a sense of tension similar to treading on thin ice.

This whole series is interconnected, by the way, with an amazing twist in the last volume. But it’s not really necessary to listen to them in order. They just sort of mention the actions the other men were taking in the previous volume(s).

IMPORTANT NOTE: I’m re-arranging the track orders to account for the tokutens and finishing with the happy end, so please note the changed track numbers if you’re listening along to this translation. Thank you!

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