Thursday, 17 September 2015

Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? Chapter 171

Chapter 171.
Kumoko army?

171 Since when were you under the impression that I can't escape from the Great Demon King?

The eggshell broke.
I re-reborn!

Ah, it was dangerous.
I was nearly about to die seriously.

Even though I tried to play dead after getting defeated suitably because I have "Immortality", the "Abyss Magic" is used.
I got impatient.
If I was a little late to cut the connection with the main body, all of the Parallel Wills were going to die.

At that time when I made to receive the Demon King's "Abyss Magic", I escaped by only pulling out my soul from the body by force.
Although such a thing was my first time and I didn't know whether it's possible or not, I sent my everything like dispatching the Parallel Wills.
The sent destination was the egg that laid by the experimenting "Spawning" skill in the Elro Great Labyrinth.

The "Spawning" skill is the skill that can produce my kin as eggs without copulating.
Although it was the skill added after eating Mother, I return to the home in the labyrinth and tried this skill.
As a result, the egg was able to be produced by consuming SP.
Because the egg didn't hatch immediately, I left it there as it is, but I never thought that it will be useful in such a way.

The "Abyss Magic" is bad.
Even I will die if I receive it directly.
Something like "Immortality" and resistances are meaningless before that magic.
Because that magic is the magic with the power of the quasi-Administrator class.
A brutal magic that all the flesh and souls are thrown into the MA area.
It's the only means that can kill me by the power in the system.

It was really dangerous.
It was unexpected that there was a person who can use "Abyss Magic" other than me, and it's also unexpected that it was used as the finishing blow.
Ah, although there are only relatively easy battles recently, why is the time when I fight with a formidable enemy like this is always life-threatening?
I should have become strong enough to say that there's no enemy anymore.
Why am I beaten one-sidedly?

Well then.
For the time being, I was able to survive even though it's barely, let's confirm the present condition.
First of all, status check.
I burst into laughter after seeing my numbers.
All status 3.
It's not a mistake in vision, it's 3.

The word, 'Decreasing' is next to the status with the highest value which is the previous numerical value.
Did the status fall temporarily because I changed bodies?

Well, it can't be helped.
My present figure is the palm size after all.
The size of the egg that was born by the "Spawning" is almost equal to the chicken's.
The new body born from there is small.
If it's the previous status with this size, the appearance is a fraud.

Although there's no change in the skills, with this status, direct combat is impossible.
It might be better to stay hidden for a while until my status is recovered.

Ah, hello?
The Demon King might go there.
Do your best!
{Impossible impossible!}
For the time being, you should escape in the similar way as me if it becomes a pinch.
{I will}

I finish the meeting with Mother-in-charge.
Should the attack of the soul to the Demon King be stopped once?
No, but it's my bad that I have let her approach me off guard this time.
If I make full use of Transfer and run around without being careless. Even if I said that, if it's my present status, I can't activate Transfer.

Therefore, everyone, stop the attack for a moment.
「It can't be helped」

Carry out the strategy to play dead.
The "Abyss Magic" was the finishing blow, so that means there's no experience point.
Because the experience point is a thing that's gained by absorbing a part of the defeated opponent's soul, if it's the "Abyss Magic", even that is collected.
Because there's no experience point gained, there's no need to worry that the fact that I'm alive will be found out.
I was about to die because of the "Abyss Magic", and it's a strange story that I was saved thanks to "Abyss Magic".

However, what to do from now on?
With this body, proper action is impossible.
I mean, will the status really return?
If it doesn't return, what should I do?
Before that, what should I do about the meal?
Can I hunt with this poor status?

Isn't it dangerous in various ways?
What should I do?

When I'm worrying, rustling sounds begin to sound from the surroundings somehow.
Ah, that's right.
I laid about 1000 eggs for trial.

My babies who break the shell one after another, and come out.

『Minimum Lesser Horo Neia LV1
 Average Offensive Ability:3
 Average Defensive Ability:3
 Average Magic Ability:3
 Average Resistance Ability:3
 Average Speed Ability:3
 「Magic Perception LV1」 「Magic Manipulation LV1」 「Poison Fang LV1」 「Spider Thread LV1」 「Night Vision LV7」 「Poison Magic LV1」 「Poison Resistance LV1」』

Somehow, it's a species that I have not seen before.
Although my species is the Zana Horowa as it is, what are these guys?
Besides, these guys have the "Poison Magic" by nature.

Minimum Lesser Horo Neia:The new species produced by the Zana Horowa』

A new species!
Is it D?
Is it her act?

Never mind.
Although these guys are weak, there's a lot in numbers, so they are usable.
The "Kin Domination" seems to work properly, so if I give these guys an order to hunt, isn't it all right even if I don't do anything myself?

Hey, My Babies!
Bring food for me!

The 999 child spiders that begin to move all at once obeying my order.
Uwa, gross.

What a parent to make the children who just born to serve the parent.
Do your best, my children.


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    1. Several Parallel Will must had hot steamy night together while kumoko is worshipped
      [ ͡°╭͜ʖ╮͡° ]

    2. yes... of course.. see the eat eat eat chapters :\

    3. "The "Spawning" skill is the skill that can produce my kin as eggs without copulating."

    4. @joseph man, you ruin the joke

  2. it fine if i call them "Kumi-tan"? is it fine?

    1. Kumi-tan... 組たん? 組 = team (pronounced Kumi), so... team cute?

      I mean it works... In a creepy crawly kinda way..

  3. already a mother. they grow up so fast

  4. No, in the first place, you already have both the blood-relative eater title and max taboo, so there's no real need to worry about food? Are these the "remnants" of nightmare? 999? scary if even one tenth live.

    1. For that matter, she should make more regularly once she regains status as insurance.

    2. did really no one understood that the S chapters are the future in the story when she is alreay the demon king ???

  5. Honestly, I hope she quickly gets back to her full strength. I mean, sure there are no more enemies but seeing her climb that entire ladder once again will be quite vexing. Also, she can lay eggs without copulation, hmm, I would mention her species would undergo regression of genes then but with those skills/spawns it's unlikely.

    1. She still has her skills with just that most of them are impossible to use right now

    2. As thing are now, all she need to do is grow up, nothing more, since all the skill are there, just waiting to be use as the body manage to handle the burden.

    3. As I understand it (insect biology), fertile females would be born only through fertilization. Otherwise, there'll only be drones. Another option is that these spiders are in essence her clones.

    4. I wonder if she change species? I assume not or she'd have mentioned it but if goes through the evolution chain again it would be hax. Then again eating the other Queen spiders makes it kind of unnecessary.

    5. No, she isn't another species, she stated she's still the same. As for the drone thing. That's only for certain species such as ants or bees, however, as far as I am aware, spiders themselves aren't capable of such endeavours. EDIT: before posting I browsed a bit and it seems that it is indeed possible for some spiders to participate(odd wording since they do it alone) in parthogenesis.

      Also, another thing, if her stats are back to '3', would the growth correction of her skills make her stats higher than the original or lower? Since she is basically a high level species and they tend to have high stats, it might be that she receives some sort of overcompensation to cope with the problem.

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    1. Well, she still have war to partake in.

    2. As kumoko said, its only this low because of her minúscula size. When she grows up, she'll recoger for sure

    3. she said it was a temp decrease

  7. >Because that magic is the magic with the power of the quasi-Administrator class.
    >A brutal magic that all the flesh and souls are thrown into the MA area.
    >It's the only means that can kill me by the power in the system

    So from what I'm getting here the MA area really is a place?
    The Soul Society?

    1. probably not in the traditional sense. After all, if it was a place, going there probably wouldn't kill you and your soul.

    2. It's able to be damaged, so it has a physical presence in a sense. Probably something akin to an energy storage tank, where being inside it disintegrates physical and soul matter.

  8. That's a lot of mini-Kumokos! Thanks for the chapter!

  9. The title of this chapter should be changed into "Since when were you under the impression that I can't escape from the Great Demon King?"

    1. Since when were you under the impression that you weren't under an illusion the whole time?
      Since when were you under the impression that this is even real life?
      How do you know we're not really inside the matrix?

  10. 999 palm sized spider mob, still fearsome because of poison but... lol those stats are inferior to a taratect!

    1. They are newly born.
      And we don't know what her original baby stats were when she was newly born because she didn't have the appraisal back then maxed out

    2. it was given in the first bestiary. When the are born Taratects have 10 in all stats.

    3. Well her children were born able to use magic so there's also that

    4. To be fair, they ARE "minimum lesser" spider mobs. Even Kumoko started off as a "Mini lesser". These things are even smaller than minis!

    5. Taratects had 26 in HP, MP, and SP, while they had 8 in the other stats at the time of birth.

  11. lol if they're annihilated quickly

  12. I wonder, feels sorta left hanging. But haha mini nightmares! Cute

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  14. the remnants of nightmare are born!

  15. How did Kumoko know it own stat..??
    there is no Appraisal skill or widsom

    1. She still has her skills but the other stats are gone

    2. you understand that the one's we see the stats for are her babies, right? That's their stats and skills, not hers. Her skills, titles, and everything is the same. She couldn't control them otherwise.

  16. I was re-reborn.... Is the sentence i think.. Thx for the chapter

  17. what if she evolves into arachne and spawns egg? lesser arachne? baby arachne?

  18. I hate this kind of stuff so I really hope her stats return soon.

    1. She didn't lose her skills. she needs to do is eat.
      And her race didn't change either so she still a Zana horowa.
      All she needs is food to get bigger and that's her baby's come in

  19. I thought she would surely eat all the eggs before it hatch like how mother eat her sibling. Didn't expect her to use them for hunting instead.

    1. If you can control them directly, it's better to use them as an army to set the web and capture food. Much safer that way than eating them then try to get food herself.
      And who know, maybe the new body is having a different effect on her mind compared to the old one. We dont even know if she's still the old race or become the same as her spawns, a Minimum Lesser Horo Neia, though full of skills.

  20. Kumoko became a mother, congratulations Kumoko!

    Also, since she laid 1000 eggs and 999 hatched, it's safe to assume that the one egg left behind is another revive egg, that she can use if bad things happen again. I guess she can only have one of these revive eggs around.

    Also, if she really wants to powerlevel, shouldn't she just use mothers body to rampage through the bottom layer? I guess Ariel would notice that though.

    1. 999 went searching food. The last was kumoko who is lazing about

    2. She's the last egg obviously. She laid 1000, took over one, and the rest then hatched.

    3. leveling isn't the issue. She needs to "grow up" again.

    4. Oh wait, on rereading i noticed that those eggs were just hatching, and already were there before. I thought she just laid the 1000 eggs just now in the new form before.

  21. aww.. an army of mini kumoko babies~ Cute~
    go minikumo army, go and make mama kumoko proud! XD
    Thank you for the chapter :D

  22. Tch what bullshit... without copulation where the hell is the fun in that? Author is a cheap bastard I was expecting hot steamy fappable spider sex!......That would probably not with kumoko lead into a horror afterwards.

    Need something like as his pedipalps brushed gently with haste alongside her abdomen etc etc

    1. do you actually know how spiders mate? It's basically really messed up solo play. Imagine Ariel ripping off a guy's junk and using it as a toy...that's how spiders mate...

    2. I know exactly how they mate it could be more romantic cause kumoko would be less likely to devour the spider

  23. Hmmm. I actually don't think she'd have too much trouble hunting. She still can't be killed and the evil eye of grudge should let her kill something weak without getting tired. Oh well.

    1. evil eyes still use mp, which she only has 3 of right now.

    2. Evil eye of curse(the lower form of grudge) used 1 MP every 10 seconds. That was when her MP consumption down skill was very low. She now has magic extremity which lowers magic consumption to the lowest and raises recovery speed to the highest. This isn't factoring in that evil eye of grudge steals MP from the victim. Basically she should easily be able to kill a weak creature.

    3. If she can activate it at and it lasts for a few seconds that is.

  24. yay! im getting tired of super OP kumoko, i love this new arc of being a queen!

  25. I always loved this chapter.

    Kumoko: "I AM REBORN! Now my babies! Fall in line!"

    Kumi-tans: "YES! MAMA!"

  26. You idiot Great Demon King, have you ever heard phrase "kill it before it lay eggs".

  27. can't Kumoko just eat her children ? why make them look for food if they are food....

  28. Did she lose the cheat skill?

  29. if she still has her skill points she should buy some more of those Ruler class skills since she got so much from mother. Unless she lost all that in which case dammit!

    Also she should think about getting some other skills as well. More skills will help her fight until she recovers.

  30. In couple of years few of those babies might already evolved to arch class or even queen. Kumoko will be like the demon king ariel controlling her kins.

  31. can't we aprresiate for a second...that if she has aaaall her skills...

    Then she has a ton of growth correction, if i'm not wrong...

    「Magic Extremity」 「War God Spirit LV10 」 「Divine Dragon Power LV7」 「Shield Talent LV2 」 「Thread Genius LV10 (8 up)」 「Impregnable LV2 」 「God-weaving Thread 」 「Throw LV10」 「Shoot LV10 」 「Concentration LV10」 「Accuracy LV10」 「Evasion LV10」 「Great Probability Correction LV10」「Emperor」 「Presentation 」 「Conviction」 「Hell」 「Hero LV1 」 「Demon King LV8」 「Charity 」 「Patience」 「Pride」 「Sloth」 「Wisdom」 「Fortitude LV10」 「Fortress LV10 」 「Idaten LV10 」 「Taboo LV10」 「n%I=W」

    If i'm not wrong that is, i'm kinda don't remember all the growth correction skills...and i think some of these aren't growth correction

    Only with hero, demon king, the ruler skills, fortitude, fortress, idaten and taboo....

    I bet his first lvl up will send her alfway to his full previous power xD

  32. There are growth correction for different things. The ruler skills give growth corrections primarily for skills making it so that she can learn them faster. Pride also gives her more experience points. 「Fortitude LV10」 「Fortress LV10 」 「Idaten LV10 」and such skills give growth corrections to stats primarily when she levels up. Hero and Demon King so far seem to just give bonus stats and not a growth correction. Taboo and a lot of the other skills you named aren't really related.

  33. I feel so sad for some reason..

  34. Thanks for the chapter!

  35. what a pun to ariel's name, haha... areinu, areinu

  36. Can you imagine it now ? if 999 spiders invaded into your room and assaulted you. Scary huh

  37. 1000 baby spider on the (labirynth) wall...
    1000 baby spiders...
    spot one down, lazing arround (we know who that is too well)
    999 baby spider left on the wall.

    999 baby spider on the wall...
    999 baby spiders...
    Spot a snake, drifted arround
    They are all got annihilated...
    Du~du du...
    That was quick...

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  39. Eh, at least she didn't start mass consuming her own children??