Saturday, 25 July 2015

Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? Chapter S7

S7.
S-sue......
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Before I forget, I have changed "Anareyt" → "Anareich".

Name again:

カルナティア・セリ・アナバルド = Carnatia Seri Anabald

S7 Duke's daughter

Although the appraisal ceremony became a slight uproar, it manage to end safely.
The cause of the uproar was not only that the both of our status were abnormally high.
When I eavesdrop on the nobles' conversation with my "Enhanced Hearing", apparently, skill points can only be obtained by level up and I'm abnormal because I have 100000 points at level 1.
Come to think of it, Sue's skill point was 0.
This is perhaps because I'm reincarnated, but I'm interested in the 「Duke Daughter」 that comes up occasionally in conversations that's also born with skill points.

When I put nobles' story together, the 「Duke Daughter」 seemed to have undertaken the appraisal ceremony several days before me.
Then, she has an unprecedented excellent status and she has the skill points that shouldn't be there.
And, it's said that the 「Duke Daughter」 also had the skill that seemed to be garbled.

A certain deduction appears inside me.
If it's so, I must meet this 「Duke Daughter」 by any means.
The chance came immediately.

After the appraisal ceremony, we moved to a different venue and a light party was held.
Sue and I are lead by the king to greet the line of nobles at the center of the party.
Each of the nobles who lined up have brought their children who are on the same age as me or a little older than me.
In other words, this place is a place for the nobles who are around the same age to introduce themselves.
Then, I was introduced to the duke daughter.

「It's a pleasure to meet you. I'm the eldest daughter of the Duke Anabald house, Carnatia Seri Anabald」

It was an impressive bishoujo with burning red hair and have a strong-willed face.
She has the presence that can attract attention just by at glancing her, but even more than that, my "Magic Perception" saw through her enormous magical power.
An amount almost equal to me and Sue.

Speaking of Duke Anabald, it's  the distinguished great noble in this country.
Regarding the accomplishments of the country for generations, there's a history that the blood of the royal family is connected to the Hero's blood.
Men who were born in the Duke house have high talent and is raised through complete education with rigid discipline to be worthy to serve the country.
But still, the amount of her magical power is abnormal.
She has already exceeded the man with the red hair who seems to be her father.

「Nice to meet you. I'm Shurein Zagan Anareich. 『Yoroshiku』」

I have a certain conviction, so I said the last word in Japanese.
The eyes of the duke daughter opened wide for an instant, then it went back to normal.
I understood well that my expectation was proved right by the movement.

「Father. May I talk with this child?」
「Un?」

The king showed the behavior to hesitate in my words a little.
Well, behind the duke daughter who was brought in first, there's still a lot of nobles who brought their child in the line.
However, I can't pull back now.

「Is it bad?」
「Uumu」

The king opened his mouth after he compared the duke and the nobles who waited behind with me.

「I don't mind. Don't leave for a long time. Return after a while」
「Hai.Thank you」

I take the hand of the duke daughter like a child and begin to run.
Although I can feel that Sue pouts with an awful force behind, I can't mind it.

I go out of the hall and enter the private room that has become the waiting room.
Because there were times when a noble slips out of the party to talk about negotiations, such a private room was built close to the hall.
If it's here, it's soundproof and it's safe because there are guards standing in front of the door.

「Fuu. It should be good here」

I speak in Japanese without concealing it anymore.

「Never thought that the prince is a person who got reincarnated」

And the duke daughter also speaks in Japanese.

「Ah, this is bad. It's been a long time since I hear someone speaking in Japanese other than me. I'm deeply moved」

Although, the strong-willed impression doesn't change, this girl, she has a light tone.

「And, I want to hear it, but do have the memory of Heishin High School?」

I ask her about the former school that I attended.

「I have a lot. You are a friend from the same high school who got reincarnated in this world after all」

As expected, this girl seemed to be my former classmate who got involved with the mysterious crack in the classroom in the same way as me and got reincarnated in this world.

「My former name is Yamada Shunsuke. How about yours?」
「Buha!?」

When I say my former name, the girl burst into laughter.

「Buhahahahahahaha! Hi, fuhahaha! Yo-you're Shun! Shun a prince, kuku, it doesn't suit you!」

The girl who burst out laughing.
What's this deja vu.
Although there's no recognition of the girl in front of my eyes, that speech and behavior looks like someone I know.

「A-are you Kanata?」
「Ou」

This time it's my turn to burst out laughing.
As former male friends, that game comrade, Kanata, is the girl.
The existence itself was reborn to an exact opposite creature.

「Don't laugh. Even though things may appear this way, I seriously felt down immediately after I was reborn」
「No, sorry. But, even you laughed at me. It's even now」
「Sure is. But, it was good to meet you. Up until now, it was quite tough being alone」
「Ah. I agree with that. It's good to be able to meet」

Kanata and I nail a fist to each other. ( TL note: a bro-fist I think)

Then, a roaring sound emitted from the door.

「What is it!?」

Kanata panics.
I also panicked for an instant, but I calmed down after knowing who was it.
No, I panic in a different meaning.

The door is blown off inward by the second roaring sound.
Outside the door, there's Sue who had her physical ability raised with "Magic Combat Act", she stood there and prepare the swung fist with "Offensive Magic Power".
Sue puts her view in Kanata and me, and Kanata was lock-on.

「Sue, STOP STOP!」

In a hurry, I slip my body between Sue and Kanata and Sue's fist was about to blow Kanata off.

「I won't hand over Nii-sama」

Sue embraces me and mutters in a whisper.

「Your younger sister is scary」

Kanata complained in Japanese.

On this day, I met the first classmate.

51 comments:

  1. As much I like this side story, I wish for my daily dose of kumo-chan's adventure :(

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    1. many Japanese readers think(and write their thought in comment) same as you. but with author's speed the dissatisfaction level is not that high.

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  2. Gender-swapped guy has arrived!

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  3. Yandere Brocon Mode Activated!

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  4. Bro, your sister is scary....

    how old is she? already capable of punching through a castle door in 2 punches...

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  5. >to have undertake
    to have undertaken

    >we move to a different venue and a light party was held
    "move" → "moved"

    >who lined up in a line
    Just "who lined up" is enough. It’s not wrong to say it twice, but redundant.

    >by glancing her
    by glancing at her
    It may be better tow write "by catching a glimpse of her", but I recommend a second opinion on that.

    >Man who was born in the Duke house have
    Because it is a general statement:
    Either "Any man who was born … has"
    or "Men who were born … have"

    >She have
    She has

    >can't mind about it
    remove "about"

    >the noble slips out
    a noble slips out
    (it would be "the", if it was a specific noble)

    >doesn't suits
    doesn't suit
    (Since this mistake happened several times: If you have an auxiliary verb (to do, to be) and a 'normal' verb, only the auxiliary verb shows the inflection. Examples:
    It suits → It doesn’t suit
    He slept → He didn’t sleep
    They called → They did not call

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    1. Fixed. Thanks. I just keep making the same mistakes every time. Well, that's my English level.

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    2. Your English is plenty good and your translation enjoyable. I still recommend improving a tiny bit regularly. That way your translations will soon go from good to great.

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  6. Thanks for the chapter! Hahaha gender-bender male friend hahaha!

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    1. And this two have spec-swapped classmate(Kumoko-chan).

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  7. Think it's somewhat unfair reincarnation lols, they get to be nobles with uber skill points and she gets to be a deteriorating species that is in danger from birth and only gets 100... If anything they should get less skill points because they get to be raised and train in safety while she has to fight to survive.

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    1. Yeah its somehow unfair. 100 points and weak monster ranked F. But these two have lot of points, educations, safe home and good foods etc.

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    2. It's pretty obvious that the MC is going to become the next Maou, while the other classmates are going to become the next heroes. So, when they meet, their power should be pretty much equal. I think the author just wants to create a very hardworking MC, since MCs who get reincarnated almost always tend to be overpowered for some stupid reason or another.

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    3. see my thoughts run along the lines that divine protection gave extra points as reincarnation gives 100pts

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  8. well.... it's still time gap problem. reading S series, seems several years passed, but for kumo-chan it's only 3-4 months (yes it's confirmed late in the story). what kumoko is doing at the time of S series?...

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    1. Probably because they reincarnated as different species, it's more interesting to tell the reincarnators lives at different points in time. Were we to follow the humans at the same point in time as kumoko, we'd only be treated to several chapters of their lives as infants without nearly as much progression as kumoko has been making.

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    2. If that's the case the S chapters should be even more rare. Otherwise Kumoko's timeline won't be able to catch up with th S timeline.

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    3. No they all born at the same time (it's confirmed). Most of classroom reborn as humans.

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    4. sure they're born at the same time. so we dont know yet what our kumokochan is doing at the time of S

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    5. reincarnation timing are same just that kumoko hatch while other still in womb of their mothers.
      the concept of reincarnation is not the timing of laboring or hatching but fertilizing when the soul get into body.

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    6. oh, um, i guess it's not that type of reincarnation. seems that classmates' souls were "saved" (like in computer) and "placed" to bodys with "close wavelength", so i think a placement were almost before "hatching" or "borning",
      - humans and spider didn't recognize themselves being in egg/womb, only just before hatching.
      - it's confirmed that humans already born.

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    7. "close wavelength" is for select species(魂の波長が近い種族に転生, D ch150) not body
      - "to have a soul" not equal to "to be able to recognize themselves" at least in Buddhism the soul get into body at fertilization step.
      - and D had confirm that kumoko hatch before other people in class born around half year (ch150)

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    8. author talks there about Buddhism? Why does soul may recognise itself at the time of hatching/being born, and not before, or later?
      Well.
      i understand what D said in another way, but anyway its not solved the question about S timeline.

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    9. Buddhism is just an example for ["to have a soul" not equal to "to be able to recognize themselves"] because we talk about soul that have no scientific theory to compare with. and we can't be sure when author's version of soul will be in body except for that human(and elf)'s soul is in their body at least half year before being labor. due to D's word that everyone in class got reincarnate at same time and kumoko hatch at least half year earlier so other soul have to be "saved" in some body already. and in S2 Shun's first memory in his new life is when he was born so there's at least half year that he can't recognize himself even he has soul in his body.

      timeline?
      -ch1 1st half (yuusha and maou cause explosion)
      -S1
      -don't know how much time pass.
      -everyone in class got reincarnate to different world by D.
      -don't know how much time pass but shouldn't more than 3 months as there will be no body for human soul. (if human in that world have pregnant period of 9 months as same as our world)
      -ch1 later half kumoko hatch
      -about half year later S2
      -sometime later but no more than a year or two (as other people in that classroom still be a baby) ch150
      -sometime later S3 (Sue still can't understand Anna's word so she's about 2-3 years old? or less than that? may be at the same time as ch150?)
      -some years later S4~ (Shun and Sue old enough to get their status apprise)

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    10. well, ok, but you haven't say anything new, so let me add.
      i'm not a specialist in buddhism reincarnations, but there is a strong difference between author's version and other cases, like for ViVid' Einhard Stratos.
      in other stories a person still recognise himself as one, only having memories/abilities of previous genereton. but now, a person thinks about him as a previous one, playing a role of current in society.
      Prince Shurein thinks about himself as Japanese Yamada Shun, playing a role of Prince Shurein, but not as Prince Shurein, having memories of Yamada Shun. So, there's no such a personality as Prince Shurein.
      So, we have a total deletion of original soul and rewriting/replacement with "saved" information. ofc it can't be Buddhism case, it's similar to Matrix's Agent Smith.
      Well, overall, that world's skill system makes it Log's like...

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    11. if it has original soul to be replaced/rewrite it's not 転生(reincarnation) but 憑依(possession). it's different tag for narou.

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  9. It seems everyone but the MC got cheats after reincarnating :)

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    1. MC got a great cheat - she is born in a demon body.
      i think that world balance is built on weak human race with conscious, mastered complicated magic and combat skills vs powerful but mindless demon beasts, with brute force and large quantity.
      Both demons and humans supposed to fight each other and receive great leveling if they manage to kill. Helping other party is tabooed.
      Now we have MC, mastered complicated magic and combat skills, and using them with brute demon force. ... Terminator-like.
      btw, Earth Dragon also has Idaten.

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    2. well, most of skills in this story in not unique skill anyway.

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  10. Thanks for the side story! Wow I thought Sue was a brocon when they escaped from the party, but didn't expect Sue was a yandere brocon.

    "No, I become panic in a different meaning."
    panic -> panicked
    another option is remove 'become'

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  11. I wonder if their starting stats are based on their game abilities... In which case the prince would be the king of suck and need all the help he can get... XD XD XD

    Thanks so much for all your hard work I really love this one!!!

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  12. Reincarnation OP bonus, brocon OP imouto, gender-swapped OP best friend, country to inherit. Not a bad life he's got there.

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  13. Don't forget to brainwash NTR..........oppps spoiler

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  14. They wil also meet kumo-chan later and recognize her as a classmate. But how?

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    1. All classmates (and only them) has this n% skill,

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    2. that require ability to Appraisal witch may or may not available at time due to situation.

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    3. Well the only way author shows us atm - is kumoko learn telepathy, appraise her classmates and tell them she is she.

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  15. 平進高校 not sure too, but should be heishin or hyoushin high school. personally I think it's heishin.
    this site is useful - http://jisho.org/
    and if you use android or bluestacks JED (Japanese English Dictionary) is a good app

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  16. Kumoko never revealed to them that she was the bald man player.

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  17. LoL! Such a yandere-imouto

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  18. Even the teacher is gonna pop up soon enough, what a group they'll make. I wonder if Kumoko is the only one thats a monster

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    1. Damn it warn us about spoilers first before you said that!

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    2. I don't think that's a spoiler. Just a good guess.

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  19. Thank you for the chapter and all the hard work!

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  20. Late to say this but did Sue whisper Nii-sama or brother. Unless she somehow has mind reading it would be better to use brother unless she is reincarnated.

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  21. Late to say this but did Sue whisper Nii-sama or brother. Unless she somehow has mind reading it would be better to use brother unless she is reincarnated.

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