Thursday, 20 August 2015

Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? Human-Demon Great War 3

Human-Demon Great War 3.

Human-Demon Great War ③

【Demon King's close aide, Balto】

I confirm the war situation of every place in the tent.
There must be a messenger soldier who has the higher rank skill of "Telepathy" which is the "Distant Communication" skill in each army.
Based on the information sent by them, I monitor the war situation of every place and give instructions.

The Second Army led by Sanatoria seems to have succeeded in setting the Anogratch into the enemy's fort.
What a person who does unreasonable things.
Even if it's just after the 'large breeding', it's not strange that it will explode anytime. And, she purposely did such a thing.
The Anogratch has the nature to greatly increase the number by doing 'large breeding' periodically.
The harm is small because it inhabits in the depths of the forest when the number is little, but the range of action expands after 'large breeding' to search for food.
Although the habitat range of the Anogratch extends over the Demon territory and the Human territory, it's closer to the Demon territory.
So, it was the Demon that receive the damage after 'large breeding'.

Sanatoria used such a vexing monster adversely.
Usually, this is a strategy that won't be done first because there's danger of being targeted.
That means she was at a pinch too.

Kogou of the Third Army and Wrath of the Eighth Army have won the war.
On the contrary, Hyuui of the Sixth Army and Merazofis of the Fourth Army were defeated.
Merazofis side ended with wounds and it seems that it's not life-threatening.
However, Hyuui was killed.
At present, he's the only one who was killed among the leaders.

As for the others, the battle still continues.
However, we are in losing ground.
The Kusorion Fort that the First Army led by Agna-dono attacked is the important base connected to the large country of the Human, Rengzant Empire.
Naturally, the soldiers deployed there are the best.
As expected, even Agna-dono seems to have difficulty dealing with them.

Darado of the Fifth Army also has a bad tide of war.
Although they seem to be equal at present, it seems that our side is gradually being pushed.

And, the most problematic one is the Seventh Army led by Blow.
The Hero is there.
Although the forces seem to be equal, it seems that the advance of the Hero and his comrades can't be stopped.
The worst case, they might reach to the Blow in the end.

「Going well, going well. Don't Kuro-chan think so too?」

Maou-sama who sat on a chair elegantly spoke to the black knight who stood next to her while I'm giving instructions to every place.

「Ah, yeah」
「Kuro-chan, so blunt. Can't you say it a little more amiable?」
「I don't see the meaning to do that」

This carefree conversation even though we in the war.
No, Kuro is serious, so Maou-sama is the one being carefree.

「However, the Commander of the Second Army, Sa-, what was it? Well, never mind. That Succubus. She did an interesting thing. Using that monkey like that, huh? Un un」

Maou-sama nods on what's so interesting while grinning.

「Is it fine?」
「Hmm? It's fine. Those human beings died to that extent even though our damage is 0」
「I see」
「That's right. The important thing is to keep dying even if it's the Demon or the Human」

A chill runs down my spine to the words.
As expected, this person sees us only as baits.
Without the comrade feeling, I'm sure that she will cast us away without hesitation when the time comes.

「Kuro-chan, could it be that this matter is worrying you?」
「That's obvious. At any rate, the war this time is cause by your clumsiness」

My body stops for an instant, and I keep it up desperately.
What are they talking?
This war is caused by Kuro?
Even I don't know such a story.
What are they talking that even I don't know?

「Yeah. This is caused by my naivety」
「Un un. And, I'm cleaning it up for you, you know? Be grateful.」
「I can't be grateful. I judged that this is necessary. However, I can't tolerate with your ways after all」
「Saying such thing, I wonder why can't you understand that it didn't stopped like this because it didn't change from the old days」
「That might be so」
「It's like that. Well, hesitating like that seems to be you」

I pretend to work and listen attentively to the conversation.
To obtain information even if it's a little.
If I accept the talk just now, does that means that Maou-sama and Kuro are not on good terms?
Although it didn't reach until hostility, there's the atmosphere that it's one step short to it.
However, it's unnatural to have such a talk calmly when I'm here.
Is it because it's something that has no problem even if it's heard? Or, is it all an act to lure me?
I can't decided it.

「Well, the target number has been achieved, I wonder? Balto, you may issue the withdrawal order to every place」
「Yes. Understood」

While I'm awfully shaken in my mind, still, I prevent it from getting out.
Although there are certainly a lot of disadvantageous situation in the remaining battlefields, it's still early to withdraw.
What's the reason to withdraw?

「The aim this time is only the Hero. As long as we can kill the Hero, the rest doesn't matter」

Maou-sama mutters as if she's answering the question of my mind.
Kill the Hero?
However, the Hero is still alive.
Why even though he's not killed?

「There's no need to worry. At any rate, Shiro-chan is over there. Be it the Hero or whatever it is, nobody can win against my best masterpiece, Shiro」

Maou-sama who declares it with full of confidence.
The girl called Shiro accompanied by the Tenth Army together with Blow are at the ground where the Hero is.

「As long as Shiro-chan is there, the Hero won't return alive. Absolutely.」

To the figure of Maou-sama who said so and laughed, I pick up an unpleasant premonition.


  1. Jesus, Kumoko. What up with the sudden bloodlust?

    1. Yeah! My thoughts exactly! Where is my cute little scared spider gone to? She became such a coldblooded killer even to her (formerly) own kind. Well, she does have the title 'Merciless' but still... it feels off

    2. What are you guys saying? It's the cute Kumoko right there!

    3. She's always been like that, it just isn't told from her perspective so you're not getting the full-kawaii vibe.

    4. how the fuck is kuroko here isnt this a past story? why did they cut on story like this so sudden? this si so confusing..

    5. nvm it might not be her at all since they calling her kuro and not kumo

    6. Everyone by now knows that shiro is everybody's favorite kumoko.

    7. Everyone by now knows that shiro is everybody's favorite kumoko.

  2. Unless... All these aren't at different timelines but is actually happening concurrently... While kumoko is still underground. Sigh idk. Thanks for the chapter

    1. Nope. It is a different time line

    2. And here I was thinking those 3 traveled back in time. However that chapter 2 guy is a clear indicator its in the future (spoiler alert).

    3. no this is like 10+ years later than spider story

    4. the mainstory might not have even reached s2

  3. Thats not Kumoko... I dont think the Author would do that... would he...?

  4. kumoto would !!!
    I suppose the following:
    early on (after 2-3-4 years of life - shun being2-3 years OLD), the Hero Died, and Julius is chosen as hero.
    a New demon lord is chosen.
    Kumoto, due to Shiro or Kuro, became the Demon lord, with the responsabilities, threat to one's life.. other issues.
    If we consider that kumoto's story is currently at a few months or maxiumum a year, she has much time to become elected as Demon Lord.
    Kumoto wants only 1 thing: to not be the Demon Lord anymore: ergo she has to kill the New Hero.
    One may even guess that Kuro (I can't guess who it is yet) is either the reason why the Old Hero died, or the reason why Kumoto was chosen as demon lord.

    or, kumoto might not be the demon lord :D

    1. It is hard to say due to the apparent large gap in information. All we know is that the Maou is a girl and we have confirmed 1 thread skill. If Our Kumo-chan is the Maou I guess Kuro and Shiro are the ones "responsible" (The Administrators) for the demons and humans fightning and therefore also responsible for Kumo-chan and her classmates death.

      It would be fun if Kumo-chan got so powerful she managed to capture and subdue the administrators forcing them to put an end to their game of Human vs. Demon fight.

    2. I think kumo-chan is not the demon lord, just look if shiro and kuro is kumo-chan skill the why just 2?? The skill can upgrade till lv 10 are they? So why she just have 2 ego? Well who know anyway.. :3

    3. The demon lord and kuro are talking as if they don't necessarily like each other so he can't possibly be one of her parallel intentions. maybe Shiro but not him

    4. Well, until more information is given everything is just mere speculation. Let us see what happens after tomorows chapters. =D

    5. frim the whole Prolog explanation and what the Yuusha said, what you are saying seems utterly wrong.
      From how i understood it, is it not Fate that chooses just anyone suitable, but the respective races. Until now the Hero and the Demonlord are tittle given by the populace to already strong and talented individuums.
      If fate were to Choose the Hero and Yuusha, then just like with the Yuusha, also a new Demonlord would have been immediatly chosen. But there were no saying, that the girly demonlord killen the one in charge, who would have bin in charge for alredy 10 Years, just like the Yuusha,

  5. It's been years~ A decade at least, I think, of existence of reincarnators. Kumoko's time is still not there. I think she's only at year 1 in the narrative.

    I guess there's a hibernating period to change from monster race to half-monster, or full-humanoid race~ She must have been sleeping.

    1. This is very hard to say. At the very least we have confirmation that the time Kumo-chans home was burned down was while Prince- and Hero-kuns mother were still alive since the Scarf was made from her thread.

      I don't remember right now, but didn't Prince-kuns mother die while she gave birth to him? If so then this means Kumo-chan reincarnated before everyone else (due to what I said above). This might be because a spider-egg can hatch in a matter of weeks at best while a human, you know, takes around 9 months.

      This actually makes it not impossible that when the story left Kumo-chan in the dungeon the other may not have even been born.

    2. Sensei should be the earliest born.

      Think about it, elf have long age, so long maturation process right?

      If she's same age as Shun, she would have been very very young in elf-year. Think a toddler in their eyes.

      But she can operate pretty freely already. So at the very least, I think she's double their age. 20s~

      Kumoko and Shun, I think the difference should be half a year at most~

    3. Why are you under the impression that even if she is an elf that she has to be shorter than that at the same age?
      Maybe she reach around 20 then stop aging.

  6. Questions I'm wondering when she's talking to kuro(black)

    What exactly is his fault? Why must this war happen to clean up the mess? Why does she not care whether it's demons that are dead or humans that are dead? Does she want both dead? Why does she have a quota for the amount of people needed to be dead?
    And finally what and who exactly is Shiro and why can she easily destroy a hero or anything else for that matter?

  7. I can't help but think this is an entirely different person than kumoko. The only semblance she has with her is that she uses thread and that she uses the 'un' and 'absolutely' stop words. Everything else, like her character, seems completely backwards. I mean, kumoko is a happy go lucky girl who only moves to survive. She's rather the type to try to make peace with the humans than to wage war. Either there are some really really weird circumstances that made kumoko make a 180° switch or that's a different person. I personally think our spider lady will somehow side with the humans after everything is over and try to make amends, kill the demon lord in the end and succeed her or something like that.

    1. Taboo has yet to hit 10 so who knows

    2. If kumoko was able to discover why they died in their previous world that could be the reason why she changed, after all they died because of the space magic from the previous demonlord and hero.

    3. Hmm, doubtful. I mean, is kumoko truly a 'why' person? Won't she just quote 'Yosh, I can't do anything about it' instead? I mean, it is possibly but I find it somewhat unlikely. Although that's just my opinion obviously. What could be a possible preface to her switch is either the taboo skill such as arnold said, however I believe that'll be more likely something to do with cutting her off from the manager system or something like that or on the other hand a massive trauma she developes when she surfaces from the dungeon and encounters humans/fellow classmates. But that is obviously speculation.

    4. She never shows mercy to those that attack her, and those who don't attack her she kills using stealth. While you could say that's only because she's only interacted with monsters so far in her past life Kumoko found communicating with others impossible and now that she is a monster it won't end up like her mmo character, humans would not rally behind her strength they would fear her power. She's not some cool looking bald guy she is a spider monster how could she make peace with humans?

      Yeah and, I don´t think the Demonlord is Kumoko. She will become and awesoeme bald guy, not a little bitch :p
      She just hasn´t the character to make 180° changes, why?
      Too much of a pain. Even if she was forced into the role of a Demonlord, you really think she would waste her time, waging war instead of just ignoring them? I mean, if she were, then she´s the demonlord (an awesome bald humanoid guy). Who would dare to defy the demonlords lazyness?
      And even if she finds out how they died? Why would she care? Until now,she enjoyed this life way more than her previous one xD

    6. If you read carefully you would know the state of war is because she's trying to clean up someone else's mess but why. And why does it involve starting a war

    7. I don´t think Kumo would clean up somone elses mess

  8. No one here else thinks that kumo-ko might be Shiro? The Demon Lord did call her her greatest creation.
    The demon lord might be administrator D and that's why she has to clean up for Kuro's mess

    1. (it's not spoils but my guesses, it might be wrong!)
      Demon lord can't be Administrator D, seems that Demon lord wins in battle with Hero when all dies, or else Demonlord won't be so old, but Administrator D is in charge of wisdom and apparently other cheat skills for classmates (like n%)... I doubt Demonlord were fighting and at the same time saving classmates souls.

      But Kumoko is definitely Shiro, i think. moreover I think Kuro is also Kumoko! Legendary Arachne is well known mix of human and spider, don't you think they somehow split and spider part evolved into human too???? I hate the thought Kumo would leave as Arachne!! i wanna her to be more humanoid!

  9. I still have a thought that this is not Kumoko. Maybe her mom? Who knows? The author is such a tease.

  10. 「That's right. The important thing is to keep dying even if it's the Demon or the Human」
    This and only this makes me wonder deeply why and for what purpose

  11. 「Well, the target number has been achieved, I wonder? Balto, you may issue the withdrawal order to every place」

    Also adding this means that she just needs a certain amount of people to die. The doesn't mean she's evil she just needs people to die whether they're human or demon.

    The question is why she needs those people to die?

  12. I miss cheerful kumoko already

  13. Don't already make assumptions!(whether kumoko is the demon lord or shiro)
    Things are quite complicated, so I won't even make an attempt since that would spoil things too much.
    That said, the side stories are gonna begin picking up their pace soon(more exciting, more stuff happening~~).

    1. *Attempt at trying to explain/give some hints/answer some of the questions here in the comment section

    2. I want more Kumoko Screentime :o Who cares about the War or Sidestory xD
      Dungeon Epicness ftw!

  14. Thanks for the chapter :3
    But, am i a bad person when i say, that i don´t care the slightes about that war and just wanna get more Kumoko Screentime? xD

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    2. I know how you feel. I wish they would tell us all this stuff WHEN THE TIME COMES. I don't mind 1-2 chapters like this, but 7 is too much.

    3. 7!? 7?! oh god, i´m already fed up with it and there are still 4 chapter to come :O

  15. Demon lords way of speach like un un and how cheerful and happy go lucky really reminds me of kumoko-chan theres nobody it could be but her

  16. I'm thinking Kuro is that Administrator D guy now, and Shiro... Can't decide if she's some sort of clone function or someone (maybe a reincarnator) who was personally trained (sculpted/brainwashed? Lol) by Kumoko.

    Still assuming Kumoko is the Maou XD

    I feel for Julius tho. A sad fate, to be targeted just because you have a certain title. (Same goes for the Maou tho.)

  17. Wait what the Fuck? So is Kuro and Shiro Kumo other personalities and Kumo is the cause of this war?! I just don't understand. Our main character became a villain? Did a evil personality rise up from the different personalities??!
    Its only theories in the comment section...I hope she's really not our Spider Kumo

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