Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? Chapter S25

Shun 25.
Changed Remains of the Nightmare to Remnants of the Nightmare.


S25 The Elro Great Labyrinth capture ②

The fifth day after entering the labyrinth.
We have moved half of the labyrinth.
Because it's only a small number of people and everyone's status are high, we took the shortest route at a considerably absurd pace.

Although I was worried that we will be ambushed by the empire soldiers on the way in the labyrinth, I'm told that it was impossible by Basgas-san.
The empire is evading the labyrinth, and above all, ambush in the labyrinth is inefficient and the danger is great too.
In the complex labyrinth like a maze, something like ambush can never be done because they might not know which route to pass.

That's why, only monsters can be said as an enemy in the labyrinth.
The monsters also haven't become a big wonder at present.
Although there are many kinds of monster that has poison in the Elro Great Labyrinth Upper Layer, most of our member can use "Treatment Magic".
Because many monsters have low status and even if we received poison, it can be recovered immediately. In the first place, receiving attack itself is few.

Hyrinth-san who boast of his impregnable defense as the shield at the front, and Sensei who has high magic ability at the back.
Furthermore, Katia and I who can be both a vanguard and a rearguard, Basgas-san sees the situation and move.
Although it's an impromptu team, it can be said that it turned out well.
Except one person.

「Stop for a moment. Let's take a break once soon」

Everyone who stops to my call.
Basgas-san confirms the safety in the surroundings quickly, and open the luggage to be able to take a break.
Among everyone who begins to relax, only one person, Anna who sits down while panting.

「I am sorry」

She whisper it to me with the voice that seems to vanish.
I shake my head silently, and tapped Anna's shoulder gently.

Anna is an excellent magician.
But, among the members gathered here, she looks inferior no matter what.
In addition, because her status is inclined to magic, her physical strength is low by all means.
If we don't take a break frequently like this, with Anna's stamina, she can't match our movement speed.

Because Sensei is also a slow-growing Elf, her physical status is low, but her body is strengthened by the excessive magic.
Although she has a young child appearance, she can do well in close combat.

I wonder whether this is the difference between the pure Elf and the Half Elf or Sensei is special.
Although I think that it's probably the latter, an obvious difference is shown to Anna, and she has been wreck physically and mentally.
Originally, she was cornered by the strong pressure that she's holding back everyone, and it seems to become a burden mentally.

After all, it might be a mistake to bring her along.
But, even if I leave her like that, as expected, it doesn't change that it's an anxious situation.
Either way, I think that it was not the right choice.

Then, I who acknowledged to take Anna along must watch her with responsibility.
Does everyone understands it? Nothing is said to me.
Although Basgas-san don't know the circumstances, he's a professional who guides anyone.
Even if the client's pace is slow, he won't complain.
However, only Katia seems to have some dissatisfaction.
I should talk to her indirectly later.

「Well then, now that we have reached half of the labyrinth, let's decide the route after this」

Basgas-san talks to me.
And, I decide to leave Anna for a moment.

「There are several routes after this. The dangerous shortest course, the relatively safe detour course, and the course that dangers are not known. Although it's roughly like this, which will you choose?」
「Well, the dangerous shortest route, how dangerous is it?」
「There are two kinds of paths in the Elro Great Labyrinth. The normal narrow passage like here, and the other one is called as the large passage」

Then, the word ended once, and a drink is presented to me.
I receive it gratefully.

「About the large passage, it's literally a wider passage than the normal narrow passage where we are now. Rather than a passage, it's already like a hall. And, it continues endlessly. Although I say that passing through the large passage is the shortest route, the large passage has strong monsters that can't be compared with the monsters in the normal narrow passage. It's a danger zone where there's a lot of C class monsters and sometimes even the A class monsters」

A class.
It's the threat at the level that the army is dispatched.
Generally, it's said that the limit of the monster that can be defeated by a small party is a B class monster.
Human is inferior in status compared with the monster.
In order to oppose it, skills are polished, form a group, rack the brains and cooperate.
Like that, victory can be gained against the monster that's superior in status.

But, that can only be done up to the B class.
The A class monster makes a clear distinction with the monsters before.
First of all, it has high status, and it even becomes excellent in skills.
It's equaled in the skill that's the human advantage.
Among them, there are also individuals that have the special skill peculiar to the monsters, and such species is generally troublesome.

The representative example of the A class is the high rank Drake.
Although the Light Drake enslaved by me is barely at this rank, that guy has become strong to approach me who's the master.
If this continues, I might be surpassed.

「Then, how much is the difference in days between the safe detour course and the shortest course?」
「Well, when thinking about the pace so far, it's four days」

It's unexpectedly a lot.
It seems to be a considerable detour.

「How about the last course?」
「Ah, There」

Basgas-san hesitates to say for some reason.
When I'm waiting for the continuation, he scratched his head and opened his mouth.

「To be frank, it's the course that I don't want to go」
「That's too frank. Is there a reason?」
「It's the Nightmare」
「What?」
「That place is the area where the Nightmare made as its territory in the old days. That's why, guides don't want to approach the course there. Especially me who meet it directly. If possible, it's my real intention that I don't want to approach it」

The Nightmare.
The Myth rank monster that was mentioned the other day.
But, it shouldn't be there anymore, right?

「By the way, is that course fast?」
「It's a little slower than the shortest route. The shortest route should be slightly faster. The difference should be around one day」

The dangerous shortest course, the safe but a considerable detour course, and the unknown course.

「The Nightmare is not there anymore, right?」
「Ah, the main body of the Nightmare is not there」
「Main body?」

I inclined my neck to the side to Basgas-san's strange words.
As if there's something that's not the Nightmare.

「We call it as the Remnants of the Nightmare」
「The Remnants of the Nightmare?」
「Ah. It's the monsters that have the appearance similar to the Nightmare. Although they are scattered in a wide range in the upper layer now, a lot of them inhabit in that course」
「Is the monster strong?」
「It's strong and troublesome」

A monster that make Basgas-san said that it's strong and troublesome.
If possible, I don't want to encounter it.

「However, they also have the same behavior as the Nightmare. As long as we don't harm them, they won't attack us」
「What is that?」

An amazed voice came out.
Is it okay to call such a monster that has a strange behavior as a monster?
Monster should have an image of attacking without questioning.

「However, it spread invisible threads all over the place, and it will attack if the thread is cut」
「Thread?」
「Ah. Now that you mention it, I have said about it. The Nightmare is a spider monster. The Remnants of the Nightmare are also the same」

Spider, huh?

「The invisible thread that has powerful viscosity that when you are caught in it, you can't escape from it easily, and toughness. Even though that much is troublesome already, it's an absurd monster that the main body is also strong. Although there's a common sense of burning the cobweb when it's found in the old days, after the Remnants of the Nightmare appeared, it changed into 'when the cobweb is found, run away immediately'. It's the most nasty monster in the upper layer」

That's a terribly troublesome monster.
While using the guard called the thread, the main body is also strong.
As if it's a monster that has the human slyness.
If possible, I don't want to encounter it.

Then, that course is rejected.
The remaining ones are the shortest course and the detour course.

「Everyone. Should we advance the dangerous shortest course or the detour but safe course? I want to hear everyone's opinion」

I call out to the other members who are taking a rest.
I was just warned by Basgas-san the other day.
I can't choose the dangerous course by my own judgment only.
Above all, I can't put more burdens on Anna who's near to her limit.
The judgment was difficult for me.
But, the more time we spend, the more the situation moves.
While we are doing this now, Yuugo might be attacking the Elf Village now.

「I think that we should advance the shortest route」

Sensei's words.
Katia seems to agree with her.

「But, isn't it dangerous? If there are several A rank monsters, even if it's us, it's difficult to deal with it」
「Ah, Be relieved because the A rank monsters will never be in a crowd. Even if we encounter it, it will be alone」
「Then, we can manage somehow」

Katia declares with confidence to Basgas-san's words.

「But still, I think that we should not take the risks」

Hyrinth-san picks the safe route.
Well, originally, Hyrinth-san objected that I'm going to the Elf Village.
Rather than the Elf Village, our safety probably have higher priority.

With this, it's two to one.
Basgas-san keeps neutrality, so the remaining ones are Anna and me.

「What Anna thinks that we should do?」
「You may ignore my opinion」
「That's not going to happen. Anna is a comrade after all. It's fine to state your opinion without reserve」

I speak to Anna with a slightly strong tone.
Anna shows a grateful appearance, and after she thinks for a while, it seems that she have decided it.

「Let's advance the shortest route」
「Is it okay?」

With the thought of 'can she catch up with us?', and 'is she all right?'.

「Yes」

It was a powerful affirmation that came back.
Then, there's nothing that I can say.

「Let's advance the shortest route」

It was decided to advance knowing the dangers.

72 comments:

  1. Remnants? I think they are Kumoko's parralell wills

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    1. Probably, but which skill allowed her to create another bodies?

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    2. Spider wars : attack of parallel wills

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    3. Think it's body flicker or w/e it evolved in to.

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    4. Bobby Flickr / instantaneous / flash step( other translations)
      It's basically a high-speed movement skill

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    5. She's a Queen now. Why not her children?

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    6. I'm pretty sure body flicker is just the instantaneous stamina skill. Like Durability, Mage, and Powerful. It doesn't really do anything.

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    7. Ermm, guys, why shouldn´t it be a skill, that came with a level of parallel will`
      I mean, her wills were already running around when she was fighting the Earth Dragon Alaba.
      And a skill that just keeps splitting your personality also seems unreasonable.
      So i think, that psplitting of the will into something like semi-existent creatures might be the most logical guess, after all, she once mentioned that her parallel wills are close to physically independet from her and one of her skills warned her not to die, because it might kill them in a chain reaction when the original dies.

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  2. Tch, I was hoping they meet the kumo though. Eeh, thanks for today. Fast as always Turb0

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  3. Remnants of the nightmare? Are those children of our kumoko? Or the parallel will that split from the main body?

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    1. Now she has the queen she could possibly have children

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    2. Probably Parallel wills, she said she let them go and consider "collecting them" before fight with Earth drake

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    3. pretty sure its kids since the queen was able to do it and now that kumo is basically the queen (or at least thats how I interpret "unification"), she should also be able egg spam

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    4. Yeah, but then you have to realize something if it's her kids,

      Who was the brave MotherSpider that knocked her up?

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    5. ChaosMaster...I think you need to attend sex-ed...

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    6. I think ChaosMaster's point stands. What makes you think Kumoko is gonna mate with other spider monsters. There's also no reason to think that her kids would act like her. They'd be regular spider monsters without human intelligence.

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    7. Or with her humanoid body she made love with a dandy middle-aged man.
      Then gave birth to hundreds of spiders

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    8. @Corey. Futhermore, while kumoko is a spider, I don't think she herself would agree with mating with a spider. In fact, since she looks down on humans, it is debatable if she finds anything partner material at all (well, except good old D perhaps, she is called D after all).

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    9. These are her kids were talking about.
      They are going to become a network of highly cooperative super spiders

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    10. I think Chaos master meant to make a joke. Motherspider being something akin to motherfucker. Not a literal mother.

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  4. This WN is just golden! How I was able to live without reading it? Turbo, can you please sign an insurance and the last will? Because I don't think that I will be able to live normally if the translation of this series ends abruptly)

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    1. It looks like you will be able to live normally for a long time because I don't have the intention to end the translation suddenly. Even if I want to stop translating, I will at least tell you all. But for now, I won't stop translating.

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  5. 166 Mother eating
    167 Spider of the rebellion
    168 Write the things I want to memorize in the notebook and eat it like that
    169 No more tributes
    170 Demon King Ariel<<<<<<<<--------

    Now what might dis be?

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    1. Does she gonna hear from someone the story of the previous Maou, or she's gonna kill this Ariel herself?

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    2. Probably the previous demon king.

      Since the hero was selected immediately after the previous hero's death its probably the same.

      In that case she can't be selected as a demon king immediately.

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    3. Then.....
      Demon king = Arial
      Shiro = kumo-ko

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    4. "Now what might dis be?"

      You should know by now. This is Kumoko we're talking about.

      That is lunch.

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    5. I just read ahead now.....and remember a comment I made back a while ago that said there is probably someone more powerful than her but just underneath an administrator?
      Guess I was right

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    6. Ariel is the origin mama spider.
      Friend who read the raws told me.

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  6. Ara ara? Did Kumo-chan have some little magical abominations of her very own?

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  7. The blessed virgin mother spider?

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    1. The one that took care of Shun as a child. One of those two maids, who were controlled by Yuugo for a while.

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    2. Shun's magic teacher half elf.

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  9. ... You are going to love the Remnants when they finally appear xD

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  10. "it changed into 'when the cobweb is found, run away immediately'."
    kumoko changed common sense! you're amazing kumoko!

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    1. and like that opened the door for the whole spider race to completely fuck up the labyrinth xD

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  11. Thank you for the chapter :)
    Who's The DADDY?! WHo married our cute KUMOKO?! Meatbun does not approve of this! lol

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  12. Thank you for the chapter :)
    Who's The DADDY?! WHo married our cute KUMOKO?! Meatbun does not approve of this! lol

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    1. i think kumoko just spawned them.. or the daddy is in the stomach already.. after all spider eat their mates after making eggs

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  13. does this S chapters took place 10 years after kumko-chan's timeline? im confused.

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    1. yes they are set in the futere

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    2. yes it is it's even more than 10
      Kumoko = months before others born (i think they conceived the same time but kumoko is spider so she's in the womb for.. about 2 weeks while human is 9 months)
      others are 15 so it's 15 years after kumoko story

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    3. They are all born at the same time, but Kumo being a monster is able to grow up fast. i.e. she is an adult monster in a few months via a couple of evolutions. Most of the rest of the class seems to have been reborn as humans and they have to grow up again at the normal rate.

      The main story is Kumo's story and it has minor time leaps now, but atm we seem to be 1-2 years after she was born.

      The Side Stories start with the prince's just being born (same time as Kumo) but until this whole "outlaw" arc started, there were large time leaps between chapters.(Years in some cases)

      Kumo is OP even now and only 2-ish years old. around 13-14 years later she has apparently gained either a fully human-looking body or can change herself to look human. Im guessing there is an evolution after Arachne that's closer to human looking.

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    4. Spider's are born from eggs. They don't have wombs

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    5. I think she mentioned after arachne come Administrator, so Humanform might be because she pretty much became a god? :p

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  14. I'm so glad I get to read this every day!!! Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!

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  15. Kumo chan, look at what you did. You changed common sense!! Getting more and more fabulous lately XD

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    1. That's not exactly a scoop, lol. ^.~
      Katia has been jealous of Yuri and Sue for some time already.
      Now that those two are gone (to Yuugo's harem, fufufu), and it could have been Katia's big chance... but Anna appeared to steal Shun's attention!

      It's bad enough already when you are a girl osananajimi and the male lead has you friendzoned, because he's dense and doesn't notice your feelings... but poor Katia is friendzoned as a BOY osananajimi!!!

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    2. Would that count as yaoi? I'm really confused.

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  17. Lol then one gets massacred, then hero gets angry at remnants of nightmare. Sigh. Humans

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  18. Please release five chapters tomorrow

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    1. how awesome would that be...

      But even though i would want that...i don't wanna burn our turbotranslator wich is already traslating at turbo speed.,....

      If you do release five chapters i shall make you an altar with kumoko's plushies though....

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  19. Thank you so much for translating. Really really appreciate your timely releases and bringing us this amazing story

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  20. Maybe these remnants are clones? I hope

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  21. Children maybe then withthe queen title

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