Monday, 21 September 2015

Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? Chapter S28

Shun 28.
I might not be in home for a few days. Not sure yet but if there's no chapters tomorrow, it might be no chapters for a few days.

S28 The Elro Great Labyrinth escape

After encountering the Remnants of the Nightmare, the course after that advanced surprisingly well.
It seems that the Earth Dragon that just evolved preyed on other monsters, and there's hardly a monster remained in the large passage.
Thanks to that, the combat frequency ended with a little, and we didn't even encounter a big shot.

I think that it's probably not only the Earth Dragon's influence.
The Remnants of the Nightmare.
Because there's that existence, either the monsters ran away or they are all eliminated.

After that, Basgas-san's words have decreased.
He set up his nerves without speaking unnecessary things.
Although he speaks of necessary things, he ceased to laugh cheerfully like before.
The appearance is like the warrior who goes to the battlefield.

We were inspired by Basgas-san's state, and the conversation decreased among us.
As the exit is getting closer, it became remarkable.
The tension of being in the dangerous labyrinth and the tension to get out of this labyrinth and stand on the real battlefield.
They mixed, and everyone's face becomes severe gradually.

「Well then, the exit is close by now that we come this far」

Basgas-san began to talk at the camp that would become the last.

「About the exit, there's only one bypath in this side」
「Then, does it mean that we will use the bypath?」
「Is it a dangerous place after all?」

Basgas-san nods seriously.

「In the first place, if the bypath is safe, there should be more people using it, right? There's no one using it means that either it's not known or it can't be used because it's dangerous. Only one of these two.」

Basgas-san takes out a map.

「Look. We are now at here」

The place that Basgas-san points at.
There was already close to the exit.
When I recognize the place where I am now clearly, a real feeling of having coming this far at last arises.

「And, the bypath that we must break through is here」

The place that Basgas-san indicates.
There became a large space.

「It's a pit. There are several of it in the Great Labyrinth, and it connects the upper layer to the lower layer. And, this pit also connects to the ground. If we climb here, we can reach the ground」

The pit.
I heard it that it's a huge hole that connects the upper layer to the lower layer called the untrodden danger zone.
It's said that most of the adventurers who went down there didn't return.
But, this time, we are not going down.
We will climb it oppositely.
And, Basgas-san said that it's dangerous.
There's a dangerous reason.

「What kind of danger exists in the pit?」
「Ah. First of all, before the pit, we must pass through the danger zone that's here」

At the place of the map that Basgas-san indicates, there was a wide space opened before the pit.

「It's the nest of the Elro Ferect」
「Elro Ferect?」
「It's the insect-type monster that has a lot of feet. Although each one of them is weak, there's a lot of them and they use the abnormal condition of paralysis anyway. Because they are also fast, it's the end if you are caught. You will be paralyzed and they will gather in swarms」

Did she imagined the scene? Katia leaks a small groan.

「The only way deal with it is to annihilate them all at once with wide range attack」
「I see」

Certainly, it's dangerous normally.
But, this party should be all right.
After all, most of the members can use the wide range annihilation magic.
If Katia, Sensei, Anna and I activate the magics, a considerable range should be able to be covered.
Even if we miss it, there's Hyrinth-san's impregnable defense and Basgas-san's covering.
It might be good.

「First of all, that is the first barrier」
「The first, so that means there's still something?」
「The second barrier is the nest of the Finjegoath」

We wait for Basgas-san's next words.

「Although the Finjegoath is a monster that also inhabits in places other than the Elro Great Labyrinth, the one that inhabits in the Elro Great Labyrinth makes the nest at the pit, and act based on there. Somehow, most of the pits have the Finjegoath's nest. Finjegoath is a flying insect-type monster that has poison stinger. Although the danger degree of one is assumed to be D, generally, it's led by the evolved individual and form a platoon. They will cooperate and attack. In order to reach the exit, we must climb the vertical wall while dodging their attacks」

It didn't seem that the Elro Great Labyrinth will let us out easily.


A scream leaks from Katia's mouth.
Although she was not that good with insects since the previous life, after coming here, I feel that she have become excessively bad at it.
Well, it's not that I don't understand her feelings.
If I see this scene, I will feel unpleasant even if I'm not bad with insects.

In my point of view, the swarm of insects jostled each other.
It's the insect monster that has the similar figure as the centipede of the former world.
They wriggle in a heap all over in my view.
It can't be helped even if a scream comes out.

We intended to mow down the swarm of monsters by shooting wide range magic in turns as planned originally.

「Hiiiyaaa! No no nooo!」

Katia goes mad and fires magic at random.
The number of the centipede-type monsters reduce very fast by the magic shot one after another.

「Um, isn't it dangerous to use fire in the cave?」
「It's probably all right because the magic fire in this world doesn't burns oxygen and produce carbon dioxide」
「Eh? Is that so?」
「Yes. Although I didn't checked in detail, it's something vague like causing the phenomenon called the fire. When the magic skills are inexperience, the carbon dioxide seems to be generated, but I don't know the detailed condition. I think that if it's Katia-chan's skill, carbon dioxide won't be generated, so there's no need to worry」
「It sure is mysterious」
「It's mysterious. In the first place, it's a mystery that how fire can be generated without the combustion of carbon, and I don't understand the mechanism that carbon dioxide will be generated if the skill is inexperience. It seems to be different from the combustion of hydrogen. Well, if I begin to say such a thing, it will become what is magic to begin with. As a body came from the world that science exists, it's impossible to understand it, but it might be not good if I don't think so」

While we are talking pointlessly, Katia has burnt the swarm of monsters alone exhaustively.

I look down at the bottom.
The darkness of the bottom that can't be seen opened the mouth big there.
I look up at the top.
There's a little sunlight, and innumerable shadows flew between the light.

It's the bee.
The figure is quite similar to the former world's bee.
However, the size is incomparable.
The length is nearly twice of me.
The huge monsters flies around innumerably.

Although Katia who hates insects looks pale again, she doesn't have the energy to rampage like a while ago.
Fortunately or unfortunately, Katia only looked at the swarm of bees without having the energy to rage.

「Well then, this is the time to show our skills」

Hyrinth-san and I lead.
Running in the air.
It's the aerial run by the "Space Maneuver" skill.

Although the "Space Maneuver" skill is convenient, the acquisition is difficult to that extent.
Only Hyrinth-san and I can fight using the "Space Maneuver".
Although Katia also has the "Space Maneuver" skill, because she is considerably exhausted by the magic barrage a while ago, this time, she's in the rear.

The strategy is very simple.
Intercept the attacking monsters by making full use of the "Space Maneuver", and the other members climb the wall at the chance.
It's a hard work to climb the wall, and it's considerably tough for Hyrinth-san and me to keep activating the "Space Maneuver" in the meantime.
It's not a simple strategy as it's said.
Although I'm worried about Anna, because Basgas-san is on her side, I want to believe that it's all right unless something great happens.

Several bees flew at once towards here.
When I see it near, it considerably big.
Six bees.
Strong power can be felt from one of them.
Apparently, the individual is the leader.

My sword cuts the leader bee.
Although I swung it lightly with the intention of testing it, I was able to defeat it easily.
Apparently, each one of them doesn't seem to be significant.

But, when more than two of them attack at the same time, it's troublesome.
Hyrinth-san and I kill each bee surely as if protecting each other.

When we killed the last one, the next swarm arrived.

「There's no time to rest, huh?」

I reduce the number before they approach with "Holy Light Magic".
But, apparently, the bee have recognize us to be an enemy, and a large quantity of bees surge all at once.

Even if I reduce the number with wide range magic, because there's a lot of them originally, it's not so effective.
Even if we intercept with magic and sword, several of them get through.

Those were shot down by Sensei's magic of wind.

「Please don't mind the back! If it's a short time, I can handle with magic!」

There's Sensei's covering, so Hyrinth-san and I devote ourselves to bee extermination.
We handle the attacking swarm of bees one after another mechanically.
When it becomes pretty hard to maintain the "Space Maneuver", the end was seen at last.

It's the exit.

Basgas-san climbs up first, and pulls Anna up.
Next is Katia, Sensei, and when I saw Hyrinth-san is heading toward the exit, I shoot the last wide range magic aiming at the approaching bees, and jumped into the exit.

The sunlight that I see again after several days.
It's already in the evening, and the sky has been dyed into madder red.

Without losing time to be absorbed in deep emotion, we go away from the exit.
The bees might chase us if we are here, and there might be the ambush of the empire.
At present, there's no figure of the empire soldier, but we can't be careless.

「I have a hideout in this side too. Let's go there today」

We decide to get on Basgas-san's suggestion.
Like this, we succeeded in escaping from the long labyrinth life.


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    1. I know right? They killed a starving newly evolved Earth dragon and barely got away from a whole swarm of bees with their lives! Truly these are the heroes who will save the world.

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    3. I'm not forgetting that' It's just watching them go "Wow that monster is so strong" is kinda funny when we know how strong Kumoko was while they were still babies.

    4. Yes, they are amazing. This part made me excited.

    5. They had and extremely unfair advantage since birth but the problem is that they were sheltered.

      It's even said that humans are able to polish skills at a faster rate than monsters but when Shun got attacked by a former classmate he was still lvl 1.

    6. -Metazoxan Dexall
      Keep seeing the insistance that it was starving. 2k out of 3k SP isn't starving. It's not the overwhelming advantage of having a stockpile, no, but it ain't starving.
      Level 2 or not, a dragon is a dragon, as shown by its 4-digit stats even at that low level. Sure, Kumoko could sneeze on it and kill it, but as y'all /love/ to keep bringing up, they ain't Kumoko. Hell, Kumoko avoids dragons as often as she can, even after she caught one on a line because they're trouble to deal with when on 'equal' footing. Meanwhile, humans are /humans/, apparently designed next to any other species to be a dime a dozen with a high XP value. They aren't some subjugation force and they're not making camp to go through the Training In Hell Kumoko Special. They're trying to get from one place to the other.

      If anything, /Kumoko/ had the extremely unfair advantage of being able to hit the ground running while they literally had to grow out of the sh**ty little bodies that humans spawn as. Did they get "all the points"? Sure. Humans also only theoretically evolve at level 100. On top of that, Kumoko has gained multiple times a single classmate's starting skill point at her "current" point in time, let alone in this future. At her "current" point in time she's at /Myth/ rank in the danger class, based on species alone (that is, not even counting what skills she has).

      In comparison, a rag-tag imbalanced party of not-adventurers killed a dragon when it happened to get in their way, when dragons are at the S class. Was it weak for a dragon? Yes. Are all humans weak in comparison to that dragon? YES. Get over yourself.

    7. BD you don't get anything? Bakaaaaa he mean that side story from shun(?) Perspective (and many more) are crazy boring compared to kumoku-chan and/so side story is quite often anyoing nothing more nothing less

  2. kinda anti climatic... I was hoping that they would met kumoko ;-;

    Anyway, don't mind it joshua~

    take yar time~

    you have released a few 4-5 chapters these days after all~

    1. hey. it's 15 years. she shouldn't be here anymore. maybe a world gourmet tour?

    2. Agreed. The sin of gluttony would definitely have suited her more than something like pride.

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    4. Her Arrogance and pride actually came before her gluttony eating habits

    5. welp. she could get gluttony without using the skill, point. if Maou isn't already took it. but that's that.

    6. She probably get it without using skill points because she eated maou soul and get her skills/status/skill points/titles

  3. Finally no cliff to hang today. Thanks for chapter

  4. Finally no cliff to hang today. Thanks for chapter

  5. Thanks for the chapter!

  6. .......
    So the author make a good job to explain about magic...."it is magic, end of discussion"

    Thx 4 da CH.

    1. I think it's more that they just don't know shit about how the world works. Honestly, I don't expect much from this group in any area.

    2. (°ロ°)☝ you are all right give him cup of sake

  7. I was hoping they'd fall into the pit, aww :(

  8. Thank you very, very much for all your hard work and I hope you get to enjoy your vacation!!!

  9. Nicely done chapters . uhm can't w8 till they meet with kumoko and have first grotesque conversation by telepathy. keep the good work thanks for chapters

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    2. Lol she is archane some chapters ahead from previous chapter probably because maou have high level and she eat her soul so get her everything's

  10. darn. If you have things to do it can't be helped but I was hoping to at least get to 186 before any sort of break.

  11. darn. If you have things to do it can't be helped but I was hoping to at least get to 186 before any sort of break.

  12. Have fun in your holiday.

    Watch out for spiders during your travel.

  13. Thanks for the chapters and hope u have fun

  14. >No chapters
    >Shrivels up in a corner and dies.

    1. The problem is, what constitutes as a 'few' days? 2? 4? a week?

    2. Patient~ You can lullaby yourself to sleep that he must have continued TL during this absence and when he's back he will have a bunch to post. The longer the absence, the more is awaiting~

  15. so long and thanks for all of the fish

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  17. "it might be no chapters for a few days." Nooo, i need my daily dose of kumo. (ಥ﹏ಥ)

  18. ahh.. i miss kumo chan.. when will she be back :3

  19. We've almost caught up the the new releases anyway. Around two or three weeks more if the translator keep going at this pace.

    Then new project?!

    1. No idea how many raw chapters have been released but two weeks, that's at least 42 chapters. Honestly, how much longer do you see this going on for? Kumoko has more or less reached the pinnacle, once she becomes an arachne and takes over the demon lord then, there is only the war left and then the thing with the administrators. Most of the mysteries have been solved.

    2. not quite. There is at least 10 years between where her time line is and the Shun time line. So the author can write as much as he wants happening during that period as he wants.

  20. Struggling with such weaklings...

  21. Kaita would be a bad party member to have, someone who cant keep her composure even when told.

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