Thursday, 25 June 2015

Konjiki no Moji Tsukai: Chapter 138 - The Heroes and the Demon Lord, Face-to-Face

Alright. I'm back and I'm better than ever...mostly.

Sorry about my hiatus. Exams and whatever. It's done for now, so I'm back on the project.

Now then. Here's the chapter.

Chapter Stats:


Translator - XCrossJ
Editor - XCrossJ
Proofreader - XCrossJ
Perspective - Third Person
Tense - Past
Format - XCrossJ
Expressions - Jap
Nicknames - Jap

Chapter 138: The Heroes and the Demon Lord, Face-to-Face

The 【Evila Capital: Xaos’】 palace was a large castle that was commensurate with the scale of the country. Although it can be said that the palace is located within the heart of the country, high walls were erected, existing as if to protect the castle.

Below the palaces seemed to be a flowing river. However, if one were to fall in, they would be soon be able to understand it’s nature within a single glance. The river, that appeared to be connected to the sea, was flowing into the country.

Of course, in order to enter said castle, one would be required to pass through its gates. If you were to try and enter the castle from elsewhere, you would be regarded as an intruder, captured, and be met with the fate of being sent to prison.

Although there was a large bridge established for the purpose of crossing the valley, a hefty soldier was standing there acting as a gatekeeper. Even though Hiiro Okamura’s party had crossed over the bridge and were currently entering the castle, they had, as predicted, felt various feelings from the soldiers’ gazes.

That was to be expected. Although Hiiro, who was active in the war, was an exception, there were 『Evila』 that they had clearly not seen before, as well as beings of other races that had dived through the gates. Usually, they would attempt to apprehend such subjects.

In addition, the stares directed towards the human Shuri and Shinobu were particularly hostile, any possible hint of friendliness being undetectable. However, that could not be helped. After all, this time, the humans had betrayed the 『Evila』.

Following this, they had also conspired with the 『Gabranth』 in order to destroy the 『Evila』. As the humans had also assaulted them with complete disregard, they committed such acts believing that they were just.

Although it was undetermined whether or not the soldiers had understood their place or they were issued a strict order by the Demon, it was most likely that both had occurred. If they were to handle this situation poorly, it was highly likely that another conflict would arise. Thus, they could do naught but merely glare as they restrained themselves.

As Shuri and Shinobu had a sufficient understanding of the meaning behind those stares, they held downcast, anxious eyes as they contracted their bodies while walking behind Hiiro.

Due to the guidance of the soldiers, Hiiro and co. were brought to a place called the 《Ruler’s Room》.  There, red carpet was spread out onto the floor, and, further in the back, a chair that looked like a throne existed.

Starting from the throne, a straight road was lined with soldiers on both sides, as if enclosing it. In addition, within close vicinity of said throne, individuals that Hiiro had seen previously were congregated together.

Eveam: 「You did well to make your way here, Hiiro!」

The one who hospitably welcomed Hiiro was the Demon Lord, Eveam. Although under normal circumstances, she would be planting her waist onto the throne with a dignified demeanor, Eveam was currently standing in a similar manner to the others.

Eveam: 「I apologize. Originally, I was planning on heading out, yet, as you can imagine, Marione and the others had objected.」

Marione: 「Of course! Her majesty is the Demon Lord. To have to perform the labor of stepping outside just to show appreciation for a single, mere 『Evila』 is a mistake.」

As Marione spoke thus, Eveam’s mouth distorted into a pout.

Eveam: 「That is inexcusable, Marione. Hiiro is not only my lifesaver, but he is also an individual that displayed a great amount of effort for the sake of this country. To express courtesy towards him is only natural!」

Marione: 「Mu(1)……that may be, but.」

As Marione had witnessed the scene where the seriously injured Eveam was instantly cured, he could no longer express any sort of objection.

Shublarz: 「I heard it from her majesty, you know~, you’re really strong, aren’t you?」

Seeing Shublarz speak seductively while moving her large breasts with a *purun*(2), Liliyn’s cheek twitched.

In a small voice-「What the hell’s with those breasts……did she stuff something in them? No, it’s most likely that those aren’t real. If that’s not the case, then I……」 - Lilliyn had muttered thus.

Hiiro: 「Stuff like that is irrelevant.」

This was Hiiro’s ‘slogan’. Obviously, everyone froze as their eyes spread wide open.

Hiiro: 「You’ve prepared a meal already, yes? Then hurry up and let me eat. I’m hungry.」

It was his indifferent, ‘my pace’ attitude. As expected, even Marione possessed a blank expression on his face. However, only Eveam and Aquinas had faintly loosened their cheeks.

This was the proof that they had been able to slightly grasp Hiiro’s personality, even though they had been exposed to it for a short period of time.

Eveam: 「Aa(3), that’s right. Preparations will be finished in a little while longer. However, before then, would it be alright if you were to introduce me to your comrades, Hiiro?」

Hiiro: 「I don’t really care, but two of them are not my comrades, you know?」

Eveam: 「……Nn?(4) Eh? Not comrades? What does that……」

As Eveam returned such a question while tilting her neck to the side, Shuri and Shinobu stood before Hiiro and fell onto their knees.

Shuri: 「It is an honor to meet you in this way, Demon Lord, your majesty. 」

Even though Shuri issued such words, she was clearly trembling. Her voice was also shrill and imbued with nervousness. One could grasp that she was tense to quite a large extent.

And as they saw the two girls slowly raise their face, tension ran rampant through not only Eveam, but each and every single one of the 《Cruel》.

Marione: 「W-Wha-!? Y-You bastards are heroes!?」

At Marione’s cry, the soldiers simultaneously surrounded Hiiro and the others.

Hiiro: (As I thought, it’s come to then)

Hiiro was wondering what would now occur- no, he had already assumed the position of idly observing how the two girls would survive this.

Marione: 「What’s the meaning of this, Red Robe! Why are the heroes here! Depending on the circumstances……」

As Marione’s thirst for blood smashed into Hiiro, Nikki stood in front of Hiiro as if to protect him while a distraught Mikazuki grasped onto Hiiro’s clothes.

Nikki: 「Depending on the circumstances, what will happen? If you are saying that you will injure Shishou, I will not forgive you desu zo!(5)

A furious Nikki face Marione with hostility.

Marione: 「What’s with this little brat……」

Shuri: 「Please wait-!」

At that point, Shuri raised a resolute shout.

Shuri: 「Please……please listen to my story, Demon Lord, your majesty.」

Marione: 「How can you so shamelessly……」

Eveam: 「Marione, please quiet down for a bit.」

Marione: 「B-But, your majesty, these people are heroes!」

Eveam: 「It’s fine, this is an order.」

Eveam silenced Marione with a single glance. Following this, she spoke while looking down upon Shuri.

Eveam: 「I believe in Hiiro. They were brought here by that Hiiro. I wonder if there is a reason.」

Although Eveam looked towards Hiiro, he simply had his arms folded and his eyes closed. It was a gesture that expressed that Hiiro had no intention of answering. After glancing at Hiiro, Eveam once again returned her gaze towards Shuri.

Eveam: 「You, you said that there was a story?」

Shuri: 「Yes.」

Eveam: 「Talk.」

Shuri: 「Thank you……very……much……」

However, Shinobu, who was also on her knees, had noticed that Shuri’s physical condition was poor. In addition to the wounds that she had received previously not having been fully cured yet, Shuri was currently being assaulted by a wave of murderous intent from the surroundings while in such a tense-filled scenario, a scenario where their lives could be lost at anytime.

It would not be strange if one were to be both physically and mentally exhausted. Furthermore, originally, Shuri did not possess such a personality that allowed her to easily expose herself to such a situation. It was understandable that the mental load place on her was considerably strenuous.

As Shinobu thought thus, she placed her hand on Shuri’s shoulder.

Shuri: 「Shinobu……-san?(6)

Shinobu: 「I’ll take care of the rest. Please rest for a bit.」

Shuri: 「B-But……」

Shinobu: 「I’ve also made my resolve, you know?」

Shuri: 「……」

Shinobu: 「So……please?」

Shuri: 「…………I understand. Please take care of the rest.」

And following in Shuri’s footsteps, Shinobu began to speak.


  1. ^ Mu: An expression of annoyance/frustration/irritation.
  2. ^ *Purun*: Japanese onomatopoeia meaning *boing* (Or something along those lines…)
  3. ^ Aa: An expression of affirmation often used by, but not exclusive to, masculine, dominant people. Think of ‘yeah’ or ‘uh-huh’.
  4. ^ Nn: An expression of intrigue.
  5. ^ Desu zo: Nikki’s speech quirk.
  6. ^ -san: A suffix used to denote distance/formality with the subject. Think ‘Mr.’ or ‘Ms.’.

I'm back...

Ok. Small status update.

I've finished with my exams and am now returning back to the project.

I know I said I'd be back by the 18th but some other things came up and so my return was delayed.

I've finished TLing chapter 138 and am going to edit, proofread, and post the chapter later today/tonight.

I'll also be returning to the editing stage. I've already edited/proofread 2 chapters and they'll probably come out as soon as Kiriko decides to post them.

All said and done, I'm back and I'm (hopefully) better than ever.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Konjiki no Moji Tsukai - Chapter 134: The Irritated Protagonist

The last part of my bulk release. Now, time to study for exams...

Also, I've started a new blog with some of the team:

It hasn't got much on it as it's a work in progress still. However, if you have time, maybe check it out?

Alright. Self advert over. Enjoy the chap.

Chapter Stats:


Translator - XCrossJ
Editor - XCrossJ
Proofreader - XCrossJ
Perspective - Third Person
Tense - Past
Format - XCrossJ
Expressions - Jap
Nicknames - Jap

Edit 1(15/6/2015): Fixed Error (Credit to Commentor: Zworden)

Chapter 134: The Irritated Protagonist

Shinobu: 「S-Shuri-cchi!?(1)

Shinobu involuntarily rushed towards the bed and stared at her face. As her complexion had somewhat improved compared to earlier, Shinobu felt relieved as she exhaled.

Shinobu: 「I was worried, you know……Shuri-cchi」

Shuri: 「I’m sorry……Shinobu-san(2)

As she did so, Shuri attempted to lift her upper body as her face distorted in agony.

Shinobu: 「Ah, I told you that you have to rest!」

Shuri: 「No, I’m……fine.」

Shinobu: 「Shuri-cchi……」

Following this, as Shuri roused her upper body while ignoring Shinobu’s words of restraint, she looked at Hiiro who was observing them with folded arms.

Shuri: 「You really are……Okamura-kun(3)……am I right?」

Hiiro: 「……fuu, will you understand if I do this?」

Then, using the spell 「Origin」『元』, he reverted into the human Okamura Hiiro. Of course, it went without saying that the two were startled. Yet, as they understood that this was definitely the Hiiro that they knew, the two of them were somewhat convinced.

Shinobu: 「How do I say this, Okamura-cchi looks better this way.」

Hiiro: 「This is the Demon World. In order to avoid annoying disputes, isn’t it obvious that taking the appearance of an 『Evila』 is better?」

As she looked at Hiiro, who spoke thus in an unfriendly manner, Shuri slightly smiled.

Shuri: 「Fufu, you’re definitely Okamura-kun. Do you perhaps remember, Okamura-kun?」

Hiiro: 「Ah?」

Shuri: 「Although you said that you had no memory of ever talking to us when we were in Japan, you actually talked to me during the entrance ceremony, even if only once.」

Of course, Hiiro didn’t remember any of that. Rather, Hiiro had thought that she was spouting bull shit. Although Shuri held slightly melancholic, downcast eyes, she began to move her mouth in an attempt to explain herself.

Shuri: 「Okamura-kun, after the entrance ceremony, you went straight to the library, right?」

Come to think of it, I did go there. As Hiiro thought thus, he nodded in his mind.

Shuri: 「At that time, I had also gone there. As I also enjoy reading books, I was so excited about what kind of books they would have there that I accidentally tripped over my feet.」

Hiiro: 「So you’re saying that we met then?」

It seemed that he did not remember.

Shuri: 「Yes. As I was about to enter the library, you contrarily came out. At that time, as I had just knocked your shoulder, the book that you were holding fell to the floor.」

Hiiro: 「……ah」

Hiiro gradually remembered that something like that had certainly occurred.

Shuri: 「Have you remembered? Although it was a conversation that couldn’t be called one, when I picked up the book, I spoke the following. 『Do you like books?』At that time, do you remember what kind of answer you gave me?」

Hiiro: 「……no idea.」

Hiiro did not remember in precise detail. As she was capable of remembering such things, Hiiro expressed admiration towards Shuri.

Shuri: 「You told me this. 『It’s my reason for living.』」

Suddenly, silence assaulted the room as everyone’s eyes began to focus towards Hiiro. Perhaps due to slight embarrassment, Hiiro turned his eyes towards the sky.

Hiiro: 「Did I really say such a thing? Isn’t that just some bull shit?」

Shuri: 「No. Although we had only conversed to that extent, it was so simple yet complex that it left a great impression on me.」

She answered as she wore a delicate smile. 「As expected of Shishou(4) desu zo! Yo, Reincarnation of Intellectual Lust(5)!」As Nikki had spoke while getting carried away, Hiiro’s fist decided to pay them a visit. Mikazuki, who had witnessed the spectacle, began to make fun of Nikki who had been scolded.

Hiiro: 「Haa, so? For what reason did you bring up such a story? You couldn’t possibly be trying to elicit sympathy from me with that, right?」

Shuri: 「No, I simply just wanted to try and have a talk with Okamura-kun. I mean, ever since we came here, you immediately got separated from us.」

Shinobu: 「Is that so……to think that Shuri-cchi and Okamura-cchi had such an encounter.」

Hiiro: 「Our encounter has nothing to do with this, right? At the moment, the problem is with you guys. To me, as long as you guys get out of here by night time, then that’s fine with me.」

Shuri: 「…………that’s right. If we impose any more than this, we’ll be causing trouble for Okamura-kun after all.」

Shinobu: 「W-wait! You alright with that, Shuri-cchi!? There’s no way that your condition has gotten better, right? Not to mention, even after we walk out of here, it wouldn’t be strange for us to get assaulted at any time, you know?」

Shuri: 「But we still have to look for Chika and Taishi as well.」

Shinobu: 「Y-Yeah, but……」

Certainly, they were worried about the whereabouts of the two that had been blown away. However, they were currently in, what some might call, the heart of enemy territory. Furthermore, as they were heroes, on top of being 『Humas』, it was unthinkable that they would be able to easily escape from the country under the current circumstances.

Shinobu: 「Also, Shuri-cchi. If what Hiiro says is true, then wouldn’t that mean we no longer have a place to stay in the human world?」

Shuri: 「T-that’s……」

The two depressingly hung their heads. Indeed, the King had used the heroes as disposable pawns. If they were to perhaps return to him unharmed, they would simply be treated as puppets once again. The two were not so foolish as to still possess the desire to fight under the command of such a King.

Hiiro: 「I don’t really care, but one of the Demon Lord’s envoys are coming here soon to call me.」

???: 「Eh-!?」

The two’s faces paled respectively. That was to be expected. After all, they had come this far with the intention of slaying the Demon Lord. Such a Demon Lord would undoubtedly show them no mercy. The idea of them thinking that they would be killed if found was only natural.

Nikki: 「Mumu?(6) Why would Shishou be called for?」

Nikki asked as they tilted their head to the side.

Mikazuki: 「Nikki is such a baka!(7) Isn’t it obvious that it’s because Goshujin(8) is so cool mon!(9)

Mikazuki followed it with thus.

Nikki: 「Muu~(10) what do you mean by baka!? Also, I’m the one who knows the most about how cool Shishou is desu zo!(11)

Mikazuki: 「You’re wrong mon! The one who knows best is Mikazuki da mon!」

Nikki: 「It’s me desu zo!」

Mikazuki: 「Mikazuki da mon!」

*Poka-!* *Poka-!*(12)

Nikki: 「Nowa-!?(13)

Mikazuki: 「Myu-!?(13)

Hiiro: 「You guys go outside for a bit. You’re annoying.」

As they saw Hiiro’s cheeks twitch due to anger, the two rubbed their heads as they dejectedly left the room.

As Shuri had seen the three’s exchange, she-

Shuri: 「You get along well, don’t you?」

Hiiro: 「Have your eyes gone rotten? Those guys are my subordinates.」

Shinobu: 「Subordinates, you say……you’ve really made your way up in this world, huh……Okamura-cchi」

Hiiro: 「That’s just because, unlike you guys, I haven’t been playing around.」

As they were told such, they could not object. Although they wanted to believe that they were not playing around either, it was also a fact that the difference between their level of experience compared to Hiiro’s was so overwhelming that one might call it embarrassing.

Hiiro: 「By the way, hurry up and decide what you’re gonna do. Just to give you a warning, I won’t be lending you a hand.」

Shinobu: 「B-But why?」

Hiiro: 「Because we’re unrelated parties.」

As she was told thus frankly, Shinobu hardened.

Shuri: 「We were just together at that time……we are unrelated.」

Hiiro: 「That’s right. You guys and I have no relationship whatsoever. We just share the commonality of being summoned together.」

Shinobu: 「Because we’re strangers……because we’re unrelated, are you saying that you don’t care what happens to us?」

Her tone had become slightly infused with anger.

Hiiro: 「Aa(14), that’s right.」

Shinobu: 「No way!」

Hiiro: 「Even you guys didn’t bother to wonder about how I was living in this world all by myself, right?」

Shinobu: 「T-that’s……」

Hiiro: 「The thoughts that I felt when I killed a monster that resembled a person. The fact that I had almost died while fighting a Unique Monster. Even the fact that I had used these hands to wound people, you guys didn’t know anything about it, right?」

Shinobu: 「B-But isn’t it only natural that we didn’t know about it!?」

Hiiro: 「Aa, of course it’s natural. After all, we’re unrelated.」

Shinobu: 「But that’s……」

Hiiro: 「Then are you saying that you would rush to my side over such long distances just for my sake? While you guys were sleeping and eating in the castle without a care in the world, if you had know that I was surrounded by monsters in the Demon World, are you saying that you would have rushed to my side at full speed?」

Shinobu: 「…………」

Hiiro: 「That doesn’t seem to be the case, huh. If you guys possessed such benevolent thoughts, then when I said that I would live in this world by myself, you guys would have tried to stop me by using any means necessary.」

Shinobu: 「…………」

Hiiro: 「Ultimately, you guys haven’t been thinking about anyone else but yourselves. Even when you were told to participate in the war, you guys didn’t bother to investigate whether or not the 『Evila』 were really such an existence that had to be exterminated, right? That’s because you guys didn’t think about anything else but yourselves. Have you looked around this city or the Demon World? Have you ever been to the village of the 『Orchid Race』? Even though those guys over there have had their friends destroyed by the Humas, they have been enduring for all this time while believing that, as long as they have patience, the war will soon come to an end, you know? What about the 『Shukaara Race』? Did you know that they have a history of saving humans, and that they pray as they believe that, one day, humans can fall in love with 『Evila』? Furthermore…」

Shinobu: 「Please, enough already-!」

Hiiro: 「…………」

As Shinobu covered both of her ears, her attitude conveyed that she did not want to hear anymore.

Hiiro: 「Even so, you guys were thoughtlessly going to exterminate the 『Evila』? It’s comical, you guys’ short-sightedness. Look at your surroundings. The world is not so simple, you know. A variety of people hold various thoughts as they live their various lives. I don’t know what kind of justice you guys held as you fought your way here, but, in my opinion, you guys who don’t see anything are the evil ones.」

Hiiro simply opened the window and went outside. The two that had been left behind hung their heads, as if their time had stopped.

Next time, as I had said before, Hiiro will make a serious decision.
If you were to think ‘Heh~ so it’s come this’ then that would be fortunate ww


  1. ^ -cchi: A suffix used to denote familiarity with the subject. It also infers that the speaker has a playful, childish personality. A quirk often given to characters with Kansai-ben. A variant of chan/kun and can be used with either gender.
  2. ^ -san: A suffix used to denote distance/formality with the subject.
  3. ^ -kun: A suffix used to denote familiarity with the subject. Often added to boy’s names but not always the case.
  4. ^ Shishou: Mentor.
  5. ^ TL Note: This literally translates to ‘Thirst for Knowledge Incarnate’. I felt that it didn’t flow well, thus, I used ‘Reincarnation of Intellectual Lust’.
  6. ^ Mumu: An expression of annoyance/frustration.
  7. ^ Baka: Idiot.
  8. ^ Goshujin: Master, Lord, or Owner.
  9. ^ Mon/ Da mon: Mikazuki’s speech quirk.
  10. ^ Muu: An expression of frustration/irritation.
  11. ^ Desu zo: Nikki’s speech quirk.
  12. ^ *Poka*: Japanese onomatopoeia meaning *bonk*. Sound of light impact.
  13. ^ Nowa/Myu: Groans of pain.
  14. ^ Aa: An expression of affirmation often used by, but not exclusive to, masculine, dominant people. Think ‘yeah’ or ‘uh-huh’.

Konjiki no Moji Tsukai - Chapter 133: The Preaching Hiiro

Alright. I'm doing a chapter gap and bulk post because of RL obligations.

Ah, thanks to Leo for proofreading this one.

Now then. Chapter thoughts.

I reserved this and 134 because Hiiro finally gets to give them a good talking to. Nothing more, nothing less.

Chapter Stats:


Translator - XCrossJ
Editor - XCrossJ
Proofreader - Leo
Perspective - Third Person
Tense - Past
Format - XCrossJ
Expressions - Jap
Nicknames - Jap

Chapter 133: The Preaching Hiiro

Hiiro: 「……Oi, what’s the meaning of this?」

Currently, Hiiro had just returned to the inn where he was staying at. Eveam had told him that because the 『Gabranth』 had unanimously retreated back to their country, they would be capable of somehow dealing with the rest by themselves. As Eveam had asked Hiiro to wait because she would contact him upon the completion of the process, Hiiro had returned. Yet……

For some reason, in his very own room, there were two strangers that Hiiro had neither conversed with nor looked directly at before. One of them was currently occupying the bed he slept in. The other was currently treating the wounds sustained by their body with healing magic.

Even though he could not see them well, Hiiro knew them. The two strangers were two of the four heroes. Although he couldn’t remember their names, Hiiro was not mistaken. Why were these two here? Also, what happened to the other two? He began to make an inquiry towards the one that had created this situation.

Hiiro: 「Give me an explanation, Baka-Deshi(1).」

He grabbed Nikki by the neck in a manner similar to lifting up a cat.

Nikki: 「Uu~(2) Please forgive me desu zoo~(3). I forgot to mention it desu zoo~」

The one who was floating in midair dejectedly was Nikki. As she saw that, Mikazuki merrily laughed. 「Ba~ka Ba~ka, you got scolded~」(4). Although Hiiro heard Mikazuki say this almost as if cursing Nikki, he simply ignored it for now.

From what Nikki said, at the time when Hiiro returned from the conference location, Nikki felt that they had something important that they had to communicate to Hiiro. Yet, due to an exchange with Mikazuki, Nikki appeared to have completely forgotten about it.

As he received Nikki’s explanation as to how this situation had come about, Hiiro involuntarily began to hold his temples.

Hiiro: 「I see. That would mean that as they were caught up by the tornado user’s attack, the other two were sent flying, huh?」

Shinobu: 「A-ano(5), Okamura-cchi?」

Hiiro: 「Shut up for a bit.」

Shinobu: 「Ah……un(6).」

As Hiiro flatly cut off Akamori Shinobu who was trying to enter the conversation between him and Nikki, Shinobu, who had seen and understood that Hiiro was in a foul mood, remained silent.

Hiiro: 「What happened to Aka-Loli?(7)

Nikki: 「Ah, about that. As she said she was going to go and pick up the Hentai(8) group, she went away somewhere desu zo!」

Hiiro: 「……haa, this is really a pain.」

Although it seemed like she was going to pick up her companions that haven’t come back yet, it was no different than just running away because she didn’t want to deal with babysitting Nikki and Mikazuki.

As he scratched his head while expressing grief, Hiiro sent his gaze towards the one sleeping in his bed, Minamoto Shuri. Following this, he spat out a light sigh before directing his face towards Shinobu. She returned his gaze with uneasy eyes.

Hiiro: 「As it can’t be helped now I’ll lend you the bed. Just get out once it becomes night, alright?」

As he coldly shot out those words, Hiiro turned on his heels and tried to leave the room, yet, Shinobu hastily raised her voice.

Shinobu: 「Ah, w-wait a sec!」

Hiiro: 「Ah?」

Shinobu: 「Eh……ah, you know……you really are Okamura-cchi(9)……right?」

Hiiro: 「What of it?」

As Hiiro was currently taking the form of an 『Imp』, her confusion was not unreasonable. However, from what Shinobu could tell, his voice, physique, and even his attitude clearly belonged to Okamura Hiiro himself.

Shinobu: 「I’m so sorry-!」

Hiiro: 「…………」

Hiiro expressionlessly stared at Shinobu who had suddenly lowered her head with great momentum in apology.

Shinobu: 「I know that you have no obligation to listen to my request! But besides Okamura-cchi, I don’t have anyone else I can rely on!」

Hiiro: 「…………」

Shinobu: 「Since there’s so many 『Evilas』 around here, we can’t carelessly leave here……that’s why……」

Hiiro: 「Please shelter us for a while……is basically what you’re getting at, right?」

As Shinobu’s shoulders trembled, she gently raised her face.

Shinobu: 「……can’t you……do it?」

After staring at her eyes for a while, Hiiro let out a sigh.

Hiiro: 「Look here, you guys are the enemy that came to attack this place, you know? In addition, although it’s due to a request, I’m currently placed in a position where I have to protect this country. What kind of nerve do you have to be able to ask such a thing?」

Hiiro was truly amazed. It seemed that she did not understand her current position at all.

Hiiro: 「You guys are heroes, right? You are the saviors summoned by the 『Humas』 in order to destroy the 『Evila』. Yet, you guys are asking ‘since we can’t fight anymore, can we please live here until our wounds heal?’. You really have quite some nerve.」

As she could not say anything in the face of Hiiro’s bitter words, Shinobu bit her lower lip.

Hiiro: 「In the first place, didn’t you guys think something was strange? For example, the reason why a group of carefree, game brains like you were sent to the battlefield」

Shinobu: 「……eh?」

Apparently, they were still unaware.

Hiiro: 「……haa, you guys are merely discarded pawns.」

Shinobu: 「S-such a thing can’t be true!」

Hiiro: 「Nope, I confirmed it directly with the King.」

Shinobu: 「Heh? You say directly but how……」

Although Hiiro was in this country, Shinobu did not know when he had confirmed it as she wore a blank look.

Hiiro: 「That stupid king, he didn’t deny it you know? I mean, when I told him that you guys were discarded pawns.」

Shinobu: 「……i-it can’t be……」

Hiiro: 「Actually, how were you guys able to put your trust in such a king? A king that sacrifices his own daughters can’t possibly be a just king.」

Shinobu: 「……-!?」

Impact ran through Hiiro’s words. It was as if Shinobu had been beaten over the head with a hammer.

Hiiro: 「In addition, there’s no magic that will send us back in this world.」

Shinobu: 「……he? There isn’t?」

Hiiro: 「That’s right.」

Shinobu: 「T-there’s no way! I mean, the King even said that the Demon Lord knows it!」

Hiiro: 「Did you really believe that? Stop and think about it. Why would the Demon Lord know of it? Suppose that they did know it, why would the 『Humas』 who know summoning magic not know it?」

Shinobu: 「T-that’s……」

Hiiro: 「Besides, have you guys read any of the literature and books of this world?」

Shinobu: 「Books……?」

Hiiro: 「Although it’s written that the summoned heroes certainly saved the 『Humas』, no matter which book you read, none of them say that the heroes returned to their original world.」

As if she had received an incredible shock, Shinobu did not blink as she was rendered petrified. Following this, her face gradually grew pale.

Hiiro: 「You guys, ever since we came here over half a year ago, what exactly have you guys been doing?」

Shinobu: 「……」

Hiiro: 「At any rate, you probably completed missions as instructed by the King, faced off against great opponents, and enjoyed every single day in the castle, am I wrong?」

As Shinobu recalled the past, due to the fact that it was exactly as Hiiro had indicated, Shinobu swallowed. Upon seeing such behaviour, Hiiro simply shook his head in disgust.

Hiiro: 「As I thought. As long as you walked on the rail laid out before you at the instructed pace, you thought that you would win the war? Aren’t you guys severely underestimating this world?」

Shinobu: 「Ah……」

Hiiro: 「Have you guys ever tried to leave on an adventure by yourself even if it was just once? Have you nearly been killed by a monster? Have you cut down a person with your very own hands? Have you killed?」

Shinobu: 「Uu……」

Hiiro: 「There’s absolutely no way that a dog tenderly raised in a comfortable environment would come out unscathed after being thrown out onto the battlefield of feral beasts and rabid dogs.」

As Shinobu had been unable to stand any longer, her knees buckled.

Hiiro: 「The king was most likely aware, you know. The fact that you were a useless bunch that was incapable of killing people. That’s why he turned you into disposable pawns in this war. In the event that you guys were to die in this war, the King would use that as a reason to fuel the people’s anger and spark further war. Something along those lines.」

Shinobu: 「Lies……」

Hiiro: 「The heroes fought with all their might. However, the 『Evila』 used cowardly methods to deceive and kill them. Can we allow such a thing? To dispel the regrets of those deceased heroes, everyone shall take their revenge for them……saying something like that, he would have handled your deaths as the detonator.」

Shinobu: 「……that can’t be……if that’s the case, all that we’ve been doing up until now……」

As if she were expressing disbelief, Shinobu held both hands to her cheeks and made an expression filled with despair.

Hiiro: 「Well, although your misfortune was mainly caused due to the fact that no one around you had been aware of this, it’s normally something that one would notice, you know. That country’s dubiousness, I mean. That’s why I left.」

Shinobu: 「N-No way! If that’s so, at that time, wouldn’t it have been fine if you had told us!」

Hiiro: 「Don’t be so fucking naive.」

Shinobu: 「Uu……」

As she was assaulted by a gaze infused with killing intent, Shinobu was overwhelmed.

Hiiro: 「It’s something that anyone would understand if they thought about it a little. Anyway, you guys were in high spirits, right? This is a game-like world and we’re heroes. There’s nothing to be afraid of……or something to that effect.」

Shinobu: 「Ah……」

Hiiro: 「That’s why you guys didn’t notice anything strange as you enthusiastically thought that things would somehow work out. Without properly looking at any of the uncertainties, you followed the words of a stranger as you lived your daily lives. This is the consequence you received due to living in such a dangerous world without a single care.」

Shinobu: 「Uu……」

Hiiro: 「This world is not as accommodating as games. Although you may be heroes, this world is not so easy as to let you become saviours without doing anything. The current situation is the result that your naivety has invited.」

Shinobu: 「T-that might be true, but……」

Rather than being unable to accept the situation, Hiiro saw that Shinobu did not want to accept it.

Hiiro: 「……when that foolish king spoke of return magic, I was certain that you two, unlike the other stupid duo, held slight doubt on your faces. However, it appears that I was simply mistaken.」

As Hiiro continued to talk, he continued to recall the events that occurred when he was summoned.

Alt: Following this, during the time King Rudolf spoke of return magic- no, even up until the point where he spoke of others returning to their own world, he had arranged his sophistry infused words, his speech implying that those worlds did not exist. During this time, Hiiro remembered that, at the very least, Shinobu and Shuri’s themselves wore expressions that seemed to hold doubt towards those words.

Shinobu: 「T-that’s……」

As Hiiro saw Shinobu hang her head, wearing a downcast expression that indicated it was hard for her to speak, he was utterly convinced.

Hiiro: 「At any rate, you probably held these thoughts, right? ‘Although I’m not sure if it’s a lie or not, since there’s magic that brought us to this world, there must be magic that can send us back home’.」

Shinobu: 「……-!?」

Hiiro: 「In addition, after obtaining the title of heroes and being placed in this fantasy world, you guys were so ecstatic that you simply disregarded such critical doubt. ‘It will somehow work out. We have four friends on our side. As long as we look out for each other, we’ll someday return to our original world’……or something like that.」

In the face of Hiiro’s words, Shinobu’s mouth stiffened. The fact that sweat gradually began to flow from her forehead demonstrated that Hiiro’s words had completely hit the nail on the head.

Hiiro: 「Although there was no conclusive evidence whatsoever to support such thoughts, you guys merely suppressed such considerable doubts. Should I just say it bluntly? It’s not an exaggeration to say that this situation was brought about by the both of you, the one sleeping in the bed included.」

Shinobu: 「T-that’s……」

Hiiro: 「Even if the slightest doubt floated into your mind, if you discussed it with the other two, then you would have been able to hold doubt towards the king’s actions. The two of you who didn’t do so have brought about this result due to your naive situational decision making. Your foolishness is so deep that it’s astonishing.」

The reason why Shinobu said nothing in response to Hiiro’s words was because she understood that what Hiiro was saying was right. Certainly, if she had voiced her doubts at that time, she might have been able to create an opportunity for the four of them to have a discussion.

At the very least, there was the possibility of being pulled out from the stupidity of not realising anything up until this very moment. However, she - no, as Shuri was also included, they, as Hiiro had indicated, were elated by the bright future before them, forgetting any of the small discrepancies that may have appeared.

Without knowing that those doubts would influence their own fate, they simply avoided it. The fact that this situation was their fault was completely irrefutable.

Silence followed soon after. As Nikki and Mikazuki who were nearby realised that the current atmosphere did not warrant any unnecessary banter, they remained silent.

Shuri: 「……we were horribly mistaken……weren’t we」

In the midst of that atmosphere, the one who had raised their voice was the one who was thought to have been asleep, Shuri.


  1. ^ Baka-Deshi: Baka (Idiot) Deshi (Disciple). Hiiro’s nickname for Nikki.
  2. ^ Uu: An utterance that resembles a groan.
  3. ^ Desu zo: Nikki’s speach quirk.
  4. ^ Baka: Idiot
  5. ^ Ano: Japanese equivalent of ‘Um’.
  6. ^ Un: Not to be confused with ‘Uun’. Un is an expression of affirmation.
  7. ^ Aka-Loli: Aka (Red) Loli (Lolita). Hiiro’s nickname for Liliyn.
  8. ^ Hentai: Japanese term for pervert or perverted material. It’s Liliyn’s nickname for Silva, thus, it would be ‘pervert’.
    • Leo: Yay Henta-- I mean…stuff
    • XJ: Right…not suspicious at all, Leo. Not suspicious at all…
  9. ^ -cchi: A suffix used to denote familiarity with the subject. It also infers that the speaker has a playful, childish personality. A quirk often given to characters with Kansai-ben. A variant of chan/kun and can be used with either gender.
  10. TL Note: It’s been so long since my notes section has been so short.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Konjiki no Moji Tsukai - Chapter 124: Hiiro, once again to the Demon Country

Alright. I'll make this short.

I'm currently preoccupied so I'll post this pre-emptively. I'm not too sure about some of the starting stuff as I haven't read 123 yet. Still, it should more or less be ok.

I'll update the notes and annotations later.

Update 1 (11/6/2015):

Alright. I've got some time so I fixed up the annotations.

I'll just say welcome to Leo and Sac, our new quality checkers. They seem to be really good at what they're doing. Either way, it takes a lot of load off my shoulders.

I'm pretty sure there are more but I haven't gotten around to checking due to RL issues.

Alright. Thoughts for this chapter? Hiiro will always be Hiiro. What can I say?

Oh yeah, and a certain salivating bird seems to have undergone an interesting change.

Chapter Stats:


Translator - XCrossJ
Editor - XCrossJ
Proofreader - Leo | Sac
Perspective - Third Person
Tense - Past
Format - XCrossJ
Expressions - Jap
Nicknames - Jap

Chapter 124: Hiiro, once again to the Demon Country

Author Note: A nostalgic character has come back ww

Kiria: 「Well, even so, to think that he was such an easy to handle lord, one can say that it was fortunate, even if anticlimactic.」

As she saw the completely changed Rudolf, Kiria muttered to herself.

Kiria: (I guess he is not yet aware. This was certainly an act of betrayal. According to what had been written on the 《Contract Scroll》, Kiria, who had committed treachery, should have died. That was mandatory. However……)

She glanced at No.03 who was beside her.

Kiria: (If only one of us were to die, then it simply becomes a matter of once again rebuilding us anew.)

Indeed. Certainly, the contracted Kiria had died this time due to committing the act of betrayal. However, to No.02 and the rest, one more ‘self’ had simply died. It simply did not concern them.

Kiria: (Foolish Lord……your belief that Kiria was the prevalent reason for your defeat. However, it is unfortunate. We are but mere pieces.)

After No. 02 looked upon Rudolf emotionlessly, it sent its gaze towards No. 03.

Kiria: 「Now, let us go No. 03.」

Judom: 「Hold it! I don’t know where you are planning on going, but do you really think I’ll just let you simply leave!」

Naturally, Judom had no intention of letting Kiria, the ringleader behind the entire affair, escape.

Kiria: 「Even if you say this to me, as I wish to be spared from anymore irregularities…No. 03.」

No. 03: 「Yes?」

Kiria: 「I shall take Ugly Doll and go ahead first. Please return after you have appropriately served as an opponent.」

No. 03: 「I understand.」

Kiria: 「Ugly Doll! Stop your feasting!」

Rudolf: 「Uu……gu?」

When Rudolf discarded the soldier’s corpse with a *poi*, treating it like trash, No.02 footsteps unhesitatingly resounded as it moved to Rudolf’s side.

Judom: 「Rudolf!」

Judom attempted to move in front of Rudolf in order to obstruct his walking path. However, before he could, No.03 stood in Judom’s way.

No.03: 「I will not let you go.」

Kiria: 「I leave it to you, No.03.」

No.03: 「Understood.」

Judom: 「Hold it! Rudolf!  You’re still aware of what’s happening, right!? Open your eyes! What do you plan to do with the country!?」

However, Rudolph did not react. As he place his hand directly onto No.02’s shoulder, he simply walked away.

Judom: 「Damn it-!」

Judom began to survey the surroundings by only moving his eyes. A scene that appeared to be taken out of a picture of hell spread before him. He scowled as the smell of blood and burnt flesh pierced his nose. Although there were soldiers that were still alive, there was nobody who was left uninjured.

Judom left the soldier’s treatment to the priests, thinking that he should try and stop Rudolf. However, as No.03 obstructed him, he clicked his tongue inwardly.

As they stared at each other warily, their gazes undiverted, No.03 approached Judom’s chest at a tremendous speed.

Judom: 「Chii-!」

Similar to Eveam and Rudolf, she tried to pierce Judom with a spear hand but-

Judom: 「Don’t underestimate me-!」


Suddenly, Judom vigorously brought his hands together. At that moment, with Judom as the epicenter, a blast of wind raged violently.

No.03: 「Ku……-!?」

No.03, who was heading straight for Judom, had their body blown away by the raging wind blast. Following this, she collided with the building.

Judom: 「That was the 《Hand Clap Focal Point》. Remember it!」

As expected of a man that had been recognized by Aquinas. Without having to receive No.03’s attack which appeared to have been aimed for the instant that the opponent was unguarded, Judom returned it with his own counterattack. Such was expected from him, as he was the one who had been entrusted with the human’s guild.

Judom: 「Sorry, but I’m gonna catch you and force you to spit out what you know.」

Judom turned towards the building that No.03 was launched towards. However, Judom widened his eyes as he took in the scene before him.

Besides the destroyed remains of the rubble, there was nothing there. Apparently, she purposefully allowed herself to be blown away in order to use the opportunity created to run away.

Judom: 「Chi-……to think that I would make such a mistake.」

As he did not think she would attempt to retreat this quickly, Judom wanted to beat himself upon realising his naivety.

Judom: 「……I guess it can’t be helped. For now, I don’t have much choice but to return back to 【Victorias】, huh. After all, it wouldn’t be good if I didn’t collect the information about them.」

As he murmured, his gaze flew in the opposite direction of the country.

Judom: (Although it’s turned into the worst possible outcome, I guess I have to do what needs to be done, huh.)

Okamura Hiiro, who had just returned to the 【Evila Capital: Xaos】, was, for some reason, being fiercely glared at by a certain individual.

Said individual allowed her blazing, crimson hair to flutter as she confronted Hiiro with narrowed eyes and folded arms.

Liliyn: 「What’s the meaning of this?」

Hiiro: 「What, it’s just Aka-Loli(2). So you came back, huh.」

Indeed, the one before Hiiro’s very eyes was Aka-Loli, Liliyn Li Reysis Redrose. The reason for why she was glaring at Hiiro with an expression of wrath was unknown. At that moment-


???: 「Goshujiiiiiiiiiin(4)!」


Hiiro: 「Gufu-!」

As something had suddenly assaulted his belly, Hiiro, who was caught off guard, flew backwards in such a state.

???: 「Goshujin Goshujin Goshujin Goshujin Goshujin Goshujin Goshujin Goshujin Goshujiiiiiiin!」

That someone who had jumped onto Hiiro began to muzzle it’s head in Hiiro’s chest. Following this, as Hiiro thought that they were going to stop, they stuck their tongue out with a *pero-*(6).

Hiiro: 「O-oi……wait a minute……」

*Pero pero pero pero pero pero pero pero pero pero!*

It was not strange for the surroundings to be in an uproar. The man in the red robe that had suddenly appeared was currently pinned down and having his face licked by another person that had also suddenly appeared.

Hiiro: 「Eei-!(7) So annoying! Get away from me, Yodare-Tori!(8)

As Hiiro grabbed the person by the neck, he stood up and threw them away with a *poi-*.

???: 「Kui-!(9) Ittaaaaai-!(10) Goshujin is so mean!」

Hiiro: 「Shut up! I’m always telling you not to lick my face, aren’t I!?」

As Hiiro used his sleeve to wipe his gooey face, drenched by drool, his cheeks twitched.

???: 「Uu~ but, but, it’s been so long da mo~n(11)……」

The individual, no, from appearances, she was completely an elementary schoolgirl. As she had unruly, yellow hair that was cut short, the hair around her ears appeared to grow in a shape that resembled wings.

From her facial expression, one could clearly understand that the individual had a lively character as her large, friendly eyes, adorable nose and cute mouth were perched neatly onto her face. In addition, this child was also wearing clothes similar to Nikki, a 『文』(12) character having been engraved on the back.

Furthermore, the child’s charm point was a faint, crescent-shaped birthmark that floated on its forehead.

Nikki: 「Aa-! Mikazuki, that’s bad desu zo(13)! The only one who is allowed to hug Shishou(14) is me after all!」

Mikazuki: 「You’re wrong da mon! The only one allow to hug Goshujin is Mikazuki da mon!」

The two children began to quarrel.

Nikki: 「Muu(15)……Shishou is mine desu zo!」

Mikazuki: 「Kuu(15)……Goshujin is Mikazuki’s da mon!」

As the two adamantly glared at each other, their mouths pointed in annoyance-

*Poka-!* *Poka-!*(16)

Nikki: 「Nowa-!?(17)

Mikazuki: 「Nyu-!?(17)

A fist fell above both of their heads.

Hiiro: 「Alright already. You guys just shut up.」

As Hiiro glared at the two with a displeased expression,

Nikki | Mikazuki: 「「……yes.」」

The two instantly became silent.

Liliyn: 「Oi Hiiro. Hurry up and answer my question.」

Liliyn, as if losing her patience, threw out words infused with anger.

Hiiro: 「Question, you say?」

Liliyn: 「Yes, what’s with this situation? Nikki seems to have known about it but why didn’t I hear about this?」

Hiiro: 「Because I didn’t tell you.」

Liliyn: 「Like I said, I’m asking you why you didn’t tell me!」

Hiiro: 「……haa. Look here, you came here, saying that ‘you wanted to come to this country’, right?  And you also said that you weren’t very fond of this country and that you were going to see someone who lived near the country, right?」

Liliyn: 「Aa(18).」

Hiiro: 「As I had also come here without any prior knowledge, I was dumped here after being told to ‘stay at this inn and wait for a bit’.」

Liliyn: 「……」

Hiiro: 「The fact that war might break out was something that I heard just recently. Therefore, there was no way to tell you as you were absent at that time.」

Liliyn: 「Eei, don’t screw with me! If you used your 《Word Magic》, you’d be able to tell me in a blink of an eye, you bastard!」

As she protested, Liliyn frowned.

Hiiro: 「Don’t screw with me. Why do I have to take the trouble of reporting every single piece of info I get to you?」

Liliyn: 「That much is obvious! It’s because you belong to me!」

As she insisted thus while puffing out her small chest, Hiiro simply glared at her with reproachful eyes.

Hiiro: 「I only belong to me. I have no intention of being owned by anyone else.」

Liliyn: 「-tch. In the past half year, you’re just as stubborn as always.」

Hiiro: 「I don’t want to hear that from you.」

Liliyn: 「Fun(19), oh well. By the way, although I only observed some of it on my way here, the war between races appears to be in full-swing, huh.」

Upon hearing those words, Hiiro seemed to have recalled something as he looked at Nikki’s face.

Hiiro: 「Oi, Baka-Deshi(20). The Maou(21) and co. came here, right?」

Nikki: 「Ah, hai desu zo!(22) As I thought that something had suddenly appeared, they began to shout something incomprehensible. What exactly was that?」

It was most likely that since she was sent back here while in the middle of her speech, Nikki would have heard her declaration.

Nikki: 「But as soon as she realised that there was no one in the direction of where she was pointing, her face became incredibly red as she said things like Shishou is a Baka(23) or that Shishou was unbelievable…」

Her embarrassment at that time was something that Hiiro could not possibly comprehend.

Hiiro: 「That doesn’t matter. Where are they?」

Nikki: 「They said that they were going to perform sub-ju-ga-tion(24) and left somewhere desu zo.」

Apparently, the Maou’s party, after appearing here, headed out to repel the Gabranth insurgents for the sake of quelling the conflict.

Nikki: 「Ah, also, regarding those who are called the Heroes(25)-」

Hiiro: 「Nn? Heroes? …………aa, come to think of it, they were here, huh.」

Although he had completely forgotten about them, Hiiro began to search the surroundings for the figures of the heroes. However, he did not find them.

Hiiro: 「……they’re not here, huh.」

Nikki: 「You see, after Shishou flew to the other side, that Ookami-dono(26) began to talk with the heroes. After that, due to some strange people suddenly attacking, they were sent flying somewhere.」

Hiiro: 「They were sent flying?」

The Ookami was obviously referring to Ornoth. However, as Nikki had also not remembered his name, they referred to him by his only distinguishing feature, calling him Ookami.

Although Nikki’s description was vague and difficult to understand, as long as they were not here, Hiiro did not particularly care.

Hiiro: 「They’re really like the frog at the bottom of the well……aren’t they? It’s probable that they were about to run away after they were assaulted by the Ookami’s killing intent. It seems that they haven’t yet become accustomed to being the King’s discarded pawns. Honestly, just what have those guys been doing since they came here?」

Although he could somewhat guess, as he had determined that thinking about those that he was no longer interested in was unproductive, he began to search for the Demon Lord for now as it was necessary for Hiiro to meet her.

「Seek」 | 『探索』(27)

As Hiiro activated those words, a pale arrow appeared before him, pointing towards the direction that Hiiro should advance in.

Liliyn: 「Oi, Hiiro. You can’t possibly be thinking of participating in the war, right?」

Hiiro turned towards Liliyn’s unchanged disgruntled expression.

Hiiro: 「That’s what I’m thinking.」

Liliyn: 「Ha? You bastard. Don’t tell me you’ve awoken to altruism and are gonna try and stop this war, huh?」

As she spoke with considerable sarcasm, Liliyn shrugged her shoulders.

Hiiro: 「If you want to know about the reason for my participation then ask that Baka Deshi. Also, that Jii-san(28) and Doji-Maid(29) are probably on there way here, right?」

Liliyn: 「Nn? ……aa.」

Hiiro: 「Then once they get here, give them an explanation.」

While he spoke, Liliyn stared carefully at Hiiro’s face.

Liliyn: 「……do you want me to lend a hand?」

While he thought that Liliyn’s behaviour had changed in the last half year, Hiiro gave a wry smile as he waved his hand.

Hiiro: 「No, since I’ll finish it up quickly, all you have to do is just wait.」

As he said thus, Hiiro kicked off the ground and left.

While they saw Hiiro leave, Mikazuki grew depressed, perhaps due to the fact that she was sad at the thought of being separated from Hiiro. However, as she noticed Nikki next to her, wearing a thoughtful expression, she began to ask.

Mikazuki: 「What’s wrong, Nikki?」

Nikki: 「Nn~ I feel like there was something important that I absolutely had to tell Shishou, but……」

Mikazuki: 「Is that so?」

Nikki: 「Uu~n」

Mikazuki: 「If you can’t remember it then it can’t be anything important, no?」

Nikki: 「Ah, you must be right!」

Mikazuki: 「That has to be it!」

Nikki: 「Un un!(30)

Mikazuki: 「Ahaha!」

Upon looking at the duo who were laughing together, Liliyn exasperated.

Liliyn: (Don’t tell me that the one who has to watch over these two……is me……?)(31)

The one who cried in their heart, for someone, anyone to quickly return soon, was Liliyn.

Author Note:
Ah, next time will have full-fledged warriors. This time was the preparation before it.
The beast men and demonkin and everyone will become warriors and it’ll be a *bla~~~st*……hopefully.


  1. ^ *Paan*: Japanese onomatopoeia meaning *slap* or *clap*.
  2. ^ Aka-Loli: Hiiro’s nickname for Liliyn. Aka = Red. Loli = Lolita.
  3. ^ *Dada*: Japanese onomatopoeia meaning *thud*.
  4. ^ Goshujin: Master, Lord or Owner.
  5. ^ *Dogosu*: Japanese onomatopoeia meaning *bonk*.
  6. ^ *Pero*: Japanese onomatopoeia meaning *lick*.
  7. ^ Eei: Japanese expression denoting irritation.
  8. ^ Yodare-Tori: Hiiro’s nickname for a certain drooling (yodare) bird (tori).
  9. ^ Kui: Raidpic speak. If you don’t know what a Raidpic is…why are you reading this?
  10. ^ Itai: Japanese equivalent of ‘Ouch’ or ‘Owie’.
  11. ^ Da mon: This particular character’s speech quirk.
  12. ^ TL Note: This 文 character literally means ‘sentence’. However, it is also apart of the 文字 kanji which means ‘word’ (character to be specific). This engraved symbol is essentially stating that the wearer is aligned with the ‘one who uses words’.
  13. ^ Desu zo: Nikki’s speech quirk.
  14. ^ Shishou: Mentor.
  15. ^ Muu/Kuu: Expressions of irritation/frustration.
  16. ^ *Poka-*: Japanese onomatopoeia meaning *impact*.
  17. ^ Nowa/Nyuu: Grunts of pain.
  18. ^ Aa: An expression of affirmation often used by, but not exclusive to, masculine, dominant people. Think ‘yeah’ or ‘uh-huh’.
  19. ^ Fun: Hmph.
  20. ^ Baka-Deshi: Stupid (Baka) Disciple (Deshi). Hiiro’s nickname for Nikki.
  21. ^ Maou: Literally Demon Lord. Hiiro’s nickname for Eveam.
  22. ^ TL Note: Hai = Yes. In this case, I have left it in Jap because it sounds similar to how a soldier would respond to their commander with a ‘Sir, yes sir!’ or ‘Roger’.
  23. ^ Baka = Idiot, Stupid, Imbecile, Retard, and any other synonym that one can use to insult somebody’s level of intellect. (It’s closer to ‘stupid’.)
  24. ^ TL Note: Written in Katakana as opposed to Kanji. Implies that the speaker does not know what the word is and is merely pronouncing the sounds/syllables. Thus, the hyphenation.
  25. ^ TL Note: Written in Katakana as opposed to Kanji. Reasons similar to Note 24.
  26. ^ 
  27. Ookami: Wolf
  28. -dono: a relatively archaic suffix that functions similarly to -san. Implies distance/formality towards the subject. Often used by samurai but tend to also be used by those with honor and/or status.
  29. ^ TL Note: Made up of 探 = Explore and 索 = Rope. Implies that something specific is being sought out and traced. Thus, I have used ‘seek’.
  30. ^ Jii-san: Old man (formal) or Old geezer/fart (Informal/rude). Hiiro’s nickname for a certain, perverted butler.
  31. ^ Doji-Maid: Clumsy Maid. Hiiro’s nickname for a certain, flustered maid. (Fee~)
  32. ^ Un: An expression of affirmation.
  33. ^ TL Note: Liliyn, you have my sympathies…although I have a feeling LoliQ wouldn’t mind looking after some lolis…

Friday, 5 June 2015

My circumstances...

Hey. XCrossJ here.

Some of you might think I've gone and died. I'm still around. I've just come for an obligatory status update.

My Rage Post

For those of you who saw my (first ever) rage comment (sorta) on LoliQ's site, I'm sorry. I've just been stressed with Real Life and leechers hounding me (or the team for that matter) isn't helping me calm my nerves. I'll try and...refrain from that sort of post again...

Exam Period

Now then. First and foremost, for those who have not yet seen the status on the Progress Report, I am in my EXAM PERIOD. This will mean several things:

  • I will be less involved with the KnW project until exams are over
  • I will only be a TL for this period of time. I will not be taking editor/proofreader duties whatsoever
  • I will be slow to update KnW if at all
Now, this does not mean I'm abandoning KnW. It just means that I am prioritising RL for a little bit.

I have already completed translating Chapters 124 and 133. I'll probably finish 134 sometime during the weekend. I will refrain from releasing these chapters until I'm sure of their quality (basically, I'm waiting for 123 to be complete so I can reference it with 124). Still, I will still somewhat be involved in the project (or at least will try to be).

Ah, by the way, my Exam Period ends June 18 (roughly). I believe that ELYSION is also coming back from his hiatus at that time so we should be picking up speed again?

Side Project

Some of the members of our KnW team and I have decided to start a little 'side project'. I won't disclose too much yet but I think you might(?) like it when we unveil it.

Nidoume no Jinsei wo Isekai de

Yeah...I kinda just stopped paying attention to this one. I'm sorry, but I already got my hands full with RL. I'm pretty sure EL is still taking care of the project (I think?). Either way, I won't be focusing to much on this WN until my workload decreases...