Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? Chapter 93

Chapter 93.

93 The thing that extends over the layer

Where did you go?
Come out.

When I was wandering with such feelings, I found a certain thing.
No, rather than I found it, it was there.
I mean, it would be weird to not found this thing because it stands out.

The thing there was a huge hole.
The pit where I fall from the upper layer into the lower layer before.
It's a pit even more bigger than that.
It connects the above and below.

Yes, this hole connects up.
I think that if I climb this hole up, I will reach the upper layer, and if I fall, I will reach the lower layer.
Although I think about that, I will ignore this hole.
Ah, I'm not saying it as a joke.
It's indeed regrettable when my sense is doubted by saying such boring joke.

Such thing is trivial, and this hole, my Detection-san is telling me the dangers.
Yes, that's why.
The moment the hole come into sight, it tells me.
"Ah, this guy is not good", the guy that can be understood immediately.

Thus, in order to not approach the hole, I took a detour and I'm advancing ahead now..
That's not good.
It's a flag that if I approach it I will definitely get hurt.
This came just when I thought that I'm STRONG after evolving.
That's right.
Up until now, nothing good happened when I get carried away.
Decent thing never happened when I get carried away.
I recalled that.
Being modest is the best.
Therefore, I will evade the flag with all my power.
I won't approach it.
I certainly won't approach it.
I don't know the ostrich's law.
I'm not a comedian.

I go away from the hole while thinking about such thing.
And, at the place where the hole can barely be seen, Detection-san perceived the maximum danger.
I hide myself in the shadow of the rock reflexively.
Peeping ahead, from the top of the hole, that came.

It can be seen clearly even though I'm far, a huge body.
Jet black body.
Eight red eyes shines strangely there.
Eight feet walk on the vertical wall.
The tip of the foot that gives the impression of a person's finger, five long and sharp claws.
The jaw that seems to swallow everything.

The thing there is a monster.
Different from those failures everywhere, the real thing called as devil.
There's no way a small mob is suitable to be its opponent.
The difference of overwhelming power that's similar as what felt in the Earth Dragon.
I regret that Appraisal-sama is outside of the range.
Surely, it must have the status that can make me laugh.

Hey, isn't that right?
My Mother.
It's the second time that I meet the super-huge spider.

Such non-standard existence, there's no way it's crawling around like that.
If it's like that, I will die easily.
That is surely the mother that I saw immediately after I was born.

Mother who's going downwards at a slow movement.
That movement is majestic, like its behaving like the king in this labyrinth.
Actually, I don't think there's a monster that can stop mother's march.
With my ability, I can't say anything because I don't know the upper limit, but I think that even the Earth Dragon can't win against Mother.
Although I want to appraise Mother's ability, it's a suicidal action to approach that.
Curiosity killed the cat.
Because I'm a spider, I won't be killed.

However, I thought that Mother was too strong to be in the upper layer, but it moves between layers using the pit like that.
So, it came to the upper layer like visiting by chance.
It originally inhabits either in the lower layer or the bottom layer.
Even the powerful monsters in the lower layer doesn't seem to be able to fight against Mother.

Thank god that I never approach the hole aiming for laughs.
That's not an area where I can win or not.
It's the same as the Earth Dragon where death at the moment I'm marked.
Such thing is like a disaster if I move.

And, Mother's movement stops abruptly.
It stops for some reasons, and it's looking at a certain direction.
And, the huge fangs turn towards that direction slowly.

The next moment, the world shook.

It's not that feeling of impact but the world really shook.
The labyrinth itself seemed to screamed because of the shock.
If I were to express it in sound effects, then *chudoon*, *guragura*.

What kind of attack was it?, because it's beyond my understanding, I don't know it well.
But, in front of my eyes, the place where there should be a spring of the magma, a crater of the size exceeding the scale of the spring was newly born.
I lost the way to know about what was there eternally.
Have I entered Mother's view? Or, did I do anything that hurt its feelings?
Such unfortunate monsters, even dust doesn't remained anymore now.

Magma flows anew into the completed crater.
Surely, a spring bigger than the former spring will be completed in the future.

Thank god that the attack didn't turned to me.
If it's that, I might die without even realizing that I died.
I suppress my presence desperately so that Mother won't notice me.

《Skill proficiency reached. Skill 『Stealth LV7』 has become 『Stealth LV8』》
《Skill proficiency reached. Skill 『Silent LV1』 has become 『Silent LV2』》
《Skill proficiency reached. Skill 『Fear Resistance LV7』 has become 『Fear Resistance LV8』》

And, Mother disappeared slowly to the bottom.


  1. Hmm, if the mother is so strong while being just a terrarect, I wonder about the mc's possible evolution. Well, thanks for your hardwork

    1. She is probably not just a "Terratect"
      She is likely something like Giant (Greater/Elite/Boss) Tarratect, or more likely a "named" monster.

    2. She doesn't want the over size evolution because she will be restricted.

  2. Huh... if her 'mother' is so strong, then why is MC & her spider siblings born as Small Lesser Taratects? I expected the mother to only be a Lesser Taratect....

    1. It's more like an ability to spawn food than offspring. Think about it: she eat the lot of them right when our Kumoko awaken. Which mean they are not her children.
      And there's too much of a specie's difference.
      So thinking that's her mother is for convenience only.

    2. or she was simply that hungry, might have been a food deficit.

    3. spiders eat their babys and their mates its just a thing they do as for the mother being so strong despite her offspring being small well we all start off as babys and then grow the mother was probably originally a small lesser taratect that survived long enough to become some mahusive critter

    4. it's like tadpoles. Loads and loads of weak offspring that has to evolve on its own, but by the time one tadpole becomes a frog almost all its tadpole siblings are long dead.
      Why would a boss monster want rivals? And hundreds of them at that, every time it lays eggs?
      My theory is that every race that has many offspring spawns the lowest possible evolution and just a few evolve into something remarkable.

    5. That's what Taratekts were designed to be, born as the weakest but potential and desire to become stronger

  3. Awww... it's sad that it wasn't a heartfelt and touching reuninon... XD XD XD

    Thanks so much for all your hard work!!! You're so awesome!!!

  4. We dont actually know if the spider is her mother...

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    1. can you please stop spoiling once and forever?

    2. wow did you never learn proper online etiquette?
      add [Spoiler] you dilweed

    3. I on the other hand don't mind a little spoiler now and then. So, from that post, I gather that in one of her future evolutions Kumoko will probably gain a humanoid or demihuman form. Good to know.

    4. Loli? Given kumoko preference of small body... to optimize her speed of course.

    5. seriously, no one here asked. Why are you telling them?

    6. Please get out of the comments section.

  6. cute kumo-chan in the banner!

    1. So, that on the banner is Kumoko-chan? Isn't she black?

    2. Yes, her whole spider body is black. The artist may have made an error in coloring I think...

    3. No they didn't. Didn't you read about her recent evolution? The banner shows her at the time of her birth

  7. the mom should go eat that damn dragon lol

    1. Since its high level, it probably has some kind of detection or sense skill that lets it know if a threat is coming so it can hide or run. Mama-spider sounds like she isnt very fast and plenty large and noticeable(Jurassic park water cup big) . so she is probably evadable with decent effort. Also, there are at least 2 Earth dragons, which means there are probably more given this is suppose to be the worlds largest dungeon.

    2. The Earth Dragons and Fire Drakes are probably just lesser dragons fodder. There's probably a boss dragon at the very bottom of the dungeon that's much stronger than mom. At least we now know why everything in the dungeon seems to hate spiders.

    3. What you just said there made a whole lot of sense... especially when the two earth dragons made their appearance and harried Kumoko. There must be a lot of bad blood between the spider and dragon species.

  8. Improved banner:
    -Improved Kumo details
    -Better blending to your BG (maybe)
    Dread version
    This one is stress drop version

  9. it's bad to make mother angry you know..
    and thank you for the chapter :)

  10. It just dawned on me.
    If mama spider is the Dungeon Boss, then...
    Kumo-chan is the daughter of the Boss of the World's largest dungeon!

  11. Thanks for the chapter!

    Mothers are frightening creatures. Never provoke them.

  12. So this must be what the spiderlings and spiderites feel when they see broodmother... Almost makes me pity them enough to stop sending them to towers to get shot.

    But nah, those towers don't push themselves you know.

  13. If kumoko-chan was born in the lowest layer, she'd have hardcore difficulty?

    1. If Kumoko was born in the lowest layer she'd have gone way past hardcore and more like impossible mode.

  14. Thanks for the chapter Turb0!

  15. i bet mother spotted an Eel in the magma spring and decided to kill it just for the lol

    1. I thought it might have been a higher evolution of fire drake, and we might have seen some combat, but whatever it was, it was instant kill.

    2. Probably. There seems to be some animosity between certain species in the dungeon. If mom took the time to kill a dragon type then it explains why the dragon types blow up every web nest they find. It probably also explains why the monkeys were so determined to kill her. Don't want another one of those things running around.

  16. So I ended up looking up "Ostrich Law', and found that it's actually called the "Ostrich defense" or as wikipedia put it the "Idiot defense" lol.


    I also got pretty bored and decided that instead of just fixing the errors I saw as usual, I would edit things liberally for fun. This is not intended to fix anything because I didn't really double check the accuracy of it, but if you want have a look here it is >.>.


    1. Oh also, thanks for all the translations. It's impressive that you've been able to consistently keep up this pace for so long.

  17. It feels like the S side stories have been going on for years while this only feels like it's been going on for several months

    1. Ikr, but we don't know how long kumoko has actually been in the dungeon, there's no way to tell time.

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

  19. Thanks so much.

    I'm guessing that because Mama-sama eats her young, her "blood relative eater" title, or an "offspring eater" equivalent version, is very highly ranked, maxing her "Taboo" level to make her Demon Class or something.

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  22. in the previous previous special with sensei&shun they confirmed that appraisal can trigger the target thinking it's an "offensive" thing to do to people, right? So thank god she wasn't in range otherwise mommy definitely would've taken notice of our kumoko.....

  23. I like to think spider mama has a species name along the lines of “queen mother terratect”