Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? Chapter Y2

Julius 2.
The threads. And the war begins.

Before this, I use Mazoku = Demon race and Hitozoku = Human race.
Because now it keeps using these two words, I decided to change it to Demon and Human.

Y2 And the war began

There's movement in the Demon army.
It's just this morning that I heard the report.
It's the report brought by the spy who infiltrated into the Demon territory.

「So, it came at last」
「Yeah. I will be glad if it didn't come」
「Julius, it won't go that way. I know that you don't prefer fighting, but Humans and Demons are arch-enemies. You should have understood that this will happen someday, right?」
「That's right. After the previous Hero-sama died, the Demons became active, so I think that we are maintaining well」

Saint Yana, former adventurer Jiskan and Hawkin who's a former thief which was reformed.
Just as my comrades said, after the previous Hero-sama died, the Demons act actively.
It didn't escalate into a large-scale war and it ended with only a skirmish up until now, so we might be maintaining well.

「So, when will the Demon army reach here?」
「Hyrinth has went to confirm it now. Soon, ah, he returned」

When I turn around to Yana's words, there was my childhood friend, Hyrinth who's the second son of the Quoto Duke's family walking towards us.

「Hyrinth. How is it?」
「Ah. Judging from the marching speed, it's estimated that they will reach this fort tomorrow」
「I see. Finally」

After I became the Hero, I have lived in the fight every day.
But, the fight of this scale is my first experience.
And that's not only me.
There was no large-scale war in the previous Hero-sama's era.
Therefore, those who know such a war of the scale is the generation that knows the Hero-sama of two generations ago hardly survived anymore now
When it's that generation, unless the person is a race with long life, most of the people will probably have an old body that can't fight.
In other words, the Humans who participate in this war have not experienced a large-scale war to this extent.

On the other hand, the Demons live longer than the Humans.
It's not strange that there's a Demon who's as the same generation with the Hero-sama of two generations or even older generation.
How will the difference of experience appear?

In addition, the combat ability of the Demon is high.
The magical power that's superior to the Human and the physical ability that's superior to the Human.
And, the intelligence similar to the Human.
The power of skills and wisdom are large for Human who has inferior status to fight against monsters that have high status.
However, it won't work against the Demon.
Because Demon can use skills and wisdom similar to the Human.

To be honest, I'm scared.
But, it's not permitted that I who's the Hero to bring out uneasiness.
If I who's the hope of the Human do that, everyone will feel uneasy.

I grasp the muffler that wrapped my neck lightly to hide my uneasiness.

「Although this has been in my mind for some time, what's that muffler? You wore it even when it's hot, right?」
「This? This is Mother's keepsake」

A plain pure white muffler.

「This is the thing knitted for me before Mother died after giving birth to Shun」

Mother fell sick immediately after giving birth to Shun and died just like that.
The Demons became active just then, and I became the Hero.
Father still worked as a king busily while shouldering the sadness of losing Mother.
Because of that, he neglected Shun and Sue.
Although I believe that the time when they will become a normal parent and child will come, those two should be attending the academy now.
I can't do anything but to have Father to endure it until they graduate.
When those two graduate from the academy, I'm sure that they will become amazing.

「I see. Was it so?」

Yana comes to have found herself at a loss for words.
She might thought that she asked an unnecessary thing.

「Yana, there's no need to worry about it. I got over it already」
「That's right. There's no need to worry about it. Rather, it's better to say "You mother complex!"」
「Hyrinth, isn't that an exaggeration?」

I return Hyrinth's joking tone with a laugh.
Laughter can be heard from the surroundings.
This is fine.
Dark atmosphere doesn't suit the surroundings of the Hero.
It's all thanks to Hyrinth who did a follow-up.
After all, the best person to have is a friend who's an understanding person.

「Do you know what is this muffler made of?」

Hyrinth asks Yana.
Ah, isn't it better to not tell her?

「It doesn't seems to be a common cloth. Even though it's worn every day, it doesn't has even a scratch」
「That's right. This thing is made from a quite special material. It's a valuable thing that's said to be impossible to obtain now」
「Eh, is it such a valuable thing?」

I wonder is it because Hawkin is a former thief, because his eye color changed.

「Ah. The correct answer is spider thread!」
「Spi-Spider thread!?」

Yana falls off from the chair.
Yana is not very good with insects.
And she especially don't like spiders, so I remained silent about it so far.

「Un? Is that the spider thread of Elro Great Labyrinth?」

The one who entered the talk was unexpectedly Jiskan.

「Un. That's right. You know it well, right?」
「Ah. Because it's a famous story among the adventurers」
「A-Ah! The Phantom Spider of Elro Great Labyrinth! I remembered it! Hohou. So, this is the spider thread」

It was quite famous.

「Eh, what's that story?」

Yana asks in a timid state.

「Ah. Although this is a story when I was still a child, a certain party of adventurers that burned the nest of a spider-type monster called Taratect in the Elro Great Labyrinth. This monster is weak if you fight it normally, and it's extremely rare that it will make a nest. That nest is troublesome in any case, and it's the tacit consent of the adventurers to burn it right away if it's found. And, there's a large amount of threads found at the inner part of the burned nest. Surprisingly, it's different from the common magic thread, it's an amazing thread that has abnormally excellent magical power conductivity and physical resistance ability. The threads brought back were sold at an outrageous price and the adventurers that brought the threads back made a fortune at a single stroke. It's quite a famous story as the adventurer's success story」
「After that, it seems that it was popular to capture Taratect. After all, the individual that can make the same thread can't be found, and it's called as the Phantom Spider」

I'm sure that Mother used this thread to make it.
In the story that I heard, it seemed that a wealthy merchant with good judgment presented it to the royal family.

Leaving aside my comrades who still talks about it, Hyrinth sends me a "Telepathy".

[Julius, the movement of the Demons this time is strange in any way]
[What's strange?]
[The enemies scatter their forces and attack the Human territory all at once. However, I don't understand why they scatter their forces]
[You mean there are some motives?]
[Ah. Even though it should be better to concentrate at one area, they purposely scatter their forces. I think that we should think that there's something]
[Do you happen to know of that thing?]
[Well. As expected, I don't know about that. However, it would be better to not be careless]
[Understood. Thank you]

I had an unpleasant premonition.
As if I fell into a huge trap before I knew.
But, as the Hero, I'm not allowed to escape here.
I grasped the muffler made from the spider thread again.


  1. Well...I think we have our timeframe now.

    1. That's pretty odd, Kumo's story seems too short for almost 10+ years. Unless her "evolutions" actually take months and she don't know it.

    2. Maybe there'd be some time skip later?
      Like, looking for classmates for years or something

    3. From what I gather, these side stories are 'flash-forwards', and Shun probably hasn't even been born yet in the main story.

    4. yes..
      it seems Kumoto-chan's story and the side stories are not in the same time-frame.. there are more time-skip in the other stories... whereas Kumoto progresses very quickly...
      she may even have become a demon-king before Julius became appointed hero (as it happened after the birth of SHun... but we don't know how many years...
      seeing kumuto's growth rate (it has been less than 1 or 2 years ?maybe 3-4years will be enough for her to become demon king :D)

    5. Elyandarin is correct, main story and side stories happen at different times.

    6. if u think about how the demon king is a little girl who uses thread to control people it very well may be true but until this chapter i was under the understanding that the events were in the present side-by-side.

    7. The stories definitely are in different times, but all of the students and sensei are the same age. After the explosion they were all reincarnated as babies at the same time (Maybe Kumoto got a head start since she didn't have to be in the womb, maybe not). The only difference is that since Kumoto is a spider, she was able to progress immediately, whereas since everyone else was a human baby, they had to wait to be able to really progress many skills.

    8. so a ~9 month difference has happened. Kumoko's thread was probably obtained around 8.5 months before the other reincarnates are born. then if the thread got to the royalty around the time when Kumoko turned 3 months old then this kinda makes sense. I think that we are at most 1 year in Kumoko-chan's story. the thread user maou might be Kumoko and kuro + shiro are other reincarnates who ended up as demons. maybe kumoko taught them how to get rule-class skills...or not.

    9. Yeah this is weird. All the people who reincarnated as humans and elves seem to be the same age. But Shun's mother died right after giving birth to him, so she must have had the silk before that. Which means that the first home, which I had been thinking of as one of the longest time periods in Kumo-chan's timeline so far, ended before everybody else got reincarnated.

      Wait. She started out in the egg. So maybe everybody else wasn't born simultaneously, but rather conceived simultaneously. Which means that a tiny spider who hatches quickly has almost nine months time before everybody else, and everything lines up nicely. The first home could have lasted up to six months before it was looted and give the pregnant queen plenty of time to make the scarf.

      Anyway I'm going to consider this more fuel for my crack ship of Kumo-chan x Julius. His most treasured possession which he has been wearing for years was secretly made by her.

  2. thanks
    Kumomo, the legendary phantom spider LOL

  3. Eh. Wait. The timeline......

  4. Ha-ha, my theory has even more ground now. Kumoko is the demon king! All hail demon king magical kumoko!

    1. She's way too cool to be the demon king.
      And her personality wasn't crazy enough either.

  5. And.... It's revealed. Damn I wasn't thinking it will really be this way even with all the comments. Sigh. I hope kumoko isn't the demon king though. The side stories being in the future will definitely appear in the q&a haha. Well that's it for today. じゃな

      I Didn't think of that even when reading the demon lord uses threads!
      Makes so much sense!!!

  6. Holy crud! Shes been in the labyrinth that long?! She must be super evolved now! Arachne mahou shoujo kumomo-chan! Bow to her glory!

    1. She may have gotten out of the labyrinth in less than a year !

  7. Ooooooo!! Well, this is reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallly neat!!!! Super super super cool!! Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!

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    1. Hypothesis
      The incubation time for spiders is far shorter than that of human's(9 months)
      therefore it's possible for the threads to be found and sold to the queen, who made a muffler before shun's birth.

    2. Yeah, i think so too. Her first home burned after 1-2 months from her birth. When Kumoko sees Hero's muffler will she say something like this->"Huh?! Is that muffler made from thread? Hey give me back my thread ball!!!" etc. hahahaha.

    3. That's what I was thinking. She hatched before they were born and got even more of a head start. I don't really see this chapter adding anymore evidence that she's the demon lord.

    4. i agree with clavo R.
      The time difference if Main and Side might be from evolution taking longer than expected or just your old normal, time difference , because tehre are more skips in the side story :p

  9. That airhead can hardly become a cruel sadistic ruler like that~

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    2. Whether or not you say why doesn't really change that you're spoiling.

    3. Really? You realy think Kumoko is a pure cinnamon roll who can't become a cruel sadistic ruler?

      Let's not even talk about all the lives she has taken for food or grinding -- you should reread the part where she kills the third of the three drake eels.


      Thus, a present of poison for the third one.
      Accept it because I have put great efforts to make it.
      Hai, say "Aah."
      Was it delicious?
      I see, it was delicious enough to die.
      I'm glad that you like it.

      {Information in Charge is scary!}
      [Good, do it more!]

  10. Thx for chapter
    I think there is a good chance that she is the demon lord
    The said she use thread to controle

  11. Now I'm utterly confused with the timeline now. So apparently Kumoko is the one who made the spider thread used in making the Hero's scarf, in which the his mother has made.

    It was stated that Shun's mother died after giving birth to him, which would mean in a certain span of time of 9 months, is the time where Kumoko made her first base. Does that mean Kumoko got reincarnated first than Shun?

    1. Well she is a spider and spiders dont need to wait 9 months to be born.

    2. Oh yeah. Maybe the reincarnation is a thing that starts at conception. That way kumoko could have made the thread before shun was born.

      Although it could still be that they just reincarnated at different times to.

    3. Also it states that the mother fell ill after giving birth so maybe she had enough time making the scarf while beeing sick. Doesn't necesarry means that Kumoko had a 8/9 month headstart. That would also explain why the scarf is a important keepsake (made in her last days).

  12. just give up all speculation, clearly the author has master super cliffhanger plot... the teasing is so unfair

  13. If the Hero is wearing a muffler made of spider thread around his neck, doesn't that mean Kumoko is controlling him or can control him upon contact with her puppet thread + thread manipulation? Lol.

    1. I think the thread has to be connected to her butt for her to manipulate it.

    2. i think that she control it even when wasn't connected to her butt, but it didn't move much (well that was like 3 evolutions back)

  14. thanks~ :) and another cliffhanger...

  15. Meatbun Theories :
    1. Kumoko and Shun&Co. have different time line
    2. Kumoko Sucked at reading the time(especially since she's inside of a cave and have no way to indicate morning&night)
    3. The meatbun ate the time difference!

    Thank you for the chapter :)

  16. Mahou Maou Kumoko!!
    It's might be war for get her treads back :P

  17. This makes it almost a certainty that Kumoko has a different timeline, unless she sleeps forever each time she evolves. Besides, the Demon Lord seemed to be a thread user, and in the end of Kumoko's chapter, she did say that she only intended it as a joke, but it was written in a way that made it seem as if she would become the new Demon Lord.

    However, there are a few things that this means, mainly that Kumoko's a bit older than Shun and the other humans, possibly because she was hatched from an egg sack, rather than slowly developing for nine months, and then being born. Say that Kumoko was born after a development period of only two months(still kinda long for a spider, but then again, it's a huge one..). That would mean it's fully possible that Shun etc. are still a few months short of even being born! Afterall, the spidersilk needs to travel from the Great Elro Labyrinth to the Royal Castle, and Shun's mother would need time to actually make the muffler before getting too weak from pregnancy, followed by her death from sickness.

    What I'm trying to say is, it's possible that there's a 15-year-gap between the main story and the rest of the storylines! If so; our Kumoko will have a lot of time to grow overwhelmingly powerful huehuehue... xDD

  18. NOOOO
    I don't want kumoko to be a crazy demon king D:
    please let it not be her!
    we don't know for sure that the hero chapter is the same time frame of the demon king chapter either;
    it could be in kumoko's time! we don't know!
    Even if kumoko is pragmatic and a little vicious against enemies... she's not evil or vendictive D:

    1. There's a reason for all of this trust me.

    2. "Even if kumoko is pragmatic and a little vicious against enemies... she's not evil or vendictive D:"

      ....kukukuku hahahaha BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    3. and i laugh on it too lol! and note to you, you should read more disney stories if you want to have your fill of happy-ever-after-forever... no offense there

  19. "Although this is a story when I was still a child, a certain party of adventurers''
    This is a good indication that kumoko is born far earlier, depending on whether julius, hawkin or jiskan mentioned this. The one with the most information is julius, where shun mentioned his second brother is way older than him in s10.

    1. is sue a twin sister to shun? or they have different mothers, cuz i imagine sue to be a year younger than shun... hmm maybe i didnt read enuff

  20. Hmm. They say that kumokos thread were around before shun came to this world? so that must mean kumoko has been in the world a considerably longer time than the rest, meaning she could very well be the maou, if we assume that all the sidestories are not at the same timeframe as the regular chapters...

  21. After reading this side-story, my hunch of kumo-chan being the demon lord is became 90% from being 50%.

    So arachne can evolve into loli? :v

    While Shun, Katia, Sensei, and the others are still babies, Kumo-chan is fighting for her life inside that enormous dungeon.

  22. Haaah... so Kumo-chan became the Maou, huh? Now the timeline of the side stories not matching the one of the main story makes sense. And the assumption that the Maou, Shiro and Kuro are reincarnated seems more valid.

  23. These bastards will die for burning Kumo-chan's home!!!

  24. Spiders Hatch within the span of a week to a month depending on the type. If they all died at the same time, it wouldn't be that hard to guess that Kumo-chan was born earlier than the other students. also, her adventures doesn't have a credible source for time, so we can't judge the span of her evolution.

  25. Now we know a vague timeline now...

  26. I really don't understand what's going on...but looks like our gentle spider really became the Demon King...and kuro and shiro are most likely classmates.
    What is Sensei doing and what are the Shun and other reincarnated classmates doing..? Something feels wrong

  27. Thank you for the chapter and all the hard work.

  28. The novel should be called "The legendary phantom spider". Like "The legendary moonlight sculptor" lol xD

  29. New demon king out of nowhere, uses threads, muffler made out of kumo's silk which means that since her birth was instantaneous she had a 9 month head start, and the "dolls" are up to ten which is the max level of the split personality skill. THAT DEMON KING MOTHA FUCKA IS KUMO