Saturday, 5 September 2015

Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? The Royal Capital Battle 3

The royal capital battle 3.
Changed Charity > Mercy > Kindness

The royal capital battle ③

Author note: Shun's point of view

「Ah, Shun. When did you raise such a cavalry Drake?」

We are now flying in the sky.
Riding on the Drake's back.

「Well, this guy was not a Drake until recently, but when I form a contract with the Summon skill, it evolved before I know」

A huge white Drake that it's still has composure even if we ride on it.
It accompanied me originally by the "Taming" skill which is the pre-evolution skill of "Summon". It's a monster called Peorat that's has a figure similar to a lizard that can be found everywhere.
Even if it's said as a monster, its size is around the size of a palm, so there's hardly any harm.
And, it evolves into a low rank Drake before I know, and when I summon it again after I became the Hero, it has become a high rank Drake.
Moreover, it's a rare Light Drake.

「Is it the Hero correction?」
「It should be」

Katia and Sensei say so, and I think that maybe because I became the Hero, my attendant monsters also receive the influence.
Although there are several monsters that I have contracted, all of them also have evolved.

「You cheater」
「Don't say it in Japanese purposely」

Though I do thought that I will be told that.

「We should conceal ourselves with "Stealth" and "Camouflage" now」

Everyone erase their presences to my words.
On top of that, I activate "Camouflage", and disappear like fusing with the darkness.
If we erase the sound with "Silent", we shouldn't be found from the ground as long as nothing great happens.

Even though I thought about that, I construct a magic in a hurry and shoot it around the street of the royal capital that comes into view.

「Eh? Hya!?」

A collision of two magics at a point-blank range, and an intense explosion occurs.

「We are being sniped! The opponent is a considerable magic user!」
「Impossible!? Shooting a magic accurately towards this upper sky!?」

We are flying about 1000 meters in the sky.
If it's a normal magic, it shouldn't be able to reach such a long distance.

I activate "Clairvoyance", and I look for the person who used the magic just now.
The elderly person is standing grandly on top of the castle's wall to the extent that it's unnecessary to search.
I look at the elderly person's magic construction.
I leaked a voice of admiration unintentionally to the height of the perfection.
It was an advanced magic construction to that extent.

「The second shot is coming」

I call for vigilance beforehand.
I grip the Drake's bridle.

The magic that comes flying at high speed is dodge in a paper-thin difference.
Although the Drake has the "Reverse Scale" skill that has a magic attenuation effect, I can't rely on it too much.

Now that we have already been discovered, there's no meaning to stick with espionage action.

「I will accelerate! Hold on tight!」

I handle the bridle, and accelerate without stopping from the sky towards the ground like falling.
While avoiding and intercepting the magic shot by the elderly person.

[Ah, crap. I can't win]
[Wha-!? Teacher!?]
[Stop it. We will retreat]

I tapped such Telepathy communication.
Although I was cautious whether it's a trap or not for a moment, they really disappeared to somewhere with Transfer.
Surprisingly, all of the people in the castle that have great magical power disappeared too.

「Eh, end?」

I muttered disappointingly.
And I became dumbfounded for a while.

「It looks like the attack stopped」
「A-Ah. Apparently, it looks like they retreated because they can't win」
「They withdraw too quickly. The possibility of this being a trap seems to be high」
「No, it was not such atmosphere when I tapped with Telepathy」
「Either way, let's proceed carefully」

However, when we motivate ourselves and proceed carefully, we manage to infiltrate into the castle easily.

「Did they really retreat?」
「I think so」

This is a little let-down.
I return the Light Drake, and although it might be now, espionage action starts again.

[Sensei, where's Leston-niisama's present location?]
[He's at the south spire]

We communicate with Telepathy, and advance carefully.
It's silent in the castle to the extent that it's eerie.
There's not even a person.

[It's strange]
[This is surely a trap]

We be cautious of traps, and advance carefully.
But, we easily arrive at spire where Leston-niisama's is confined without anything happen.
The problem is there are about two presence of people beside of Nii-sama.
I activate "Clairvoyance", and look at the state inside.

[There are two people besides Nii-sama. It's Anna and Clevea]
[How is it?]
[They look blank. I think that they have been brainwashed]
[Understood. Shun, you said you have a plan, but can you somehow manage it even if it became 3 people?]
[I manage somehow]
[It's possible to be attacked. So let's make preparations for combat first]
[That's right. I will rush in first]

The tension increases.
Hyrinth-san signaled with his hand, and rushes in.
I follow after him.

Hyrinth-san stiffens with his shield prepared.
At the same time as we rush in, the three people aim for suicide.

Hyrinth-san returns from stiffening, and tries to stop them.
But, he doesn't make it in time.

They pierce their eyes without hesitation with the thick needle that they hold in their hand.
The needle buried deeply into the eye socket, and destroys the brain.

The defensive ability of this world even has effect on things that are regarded as soft parts in the Earth like the eyes.
The sense of touch is the same, and it becomes difficult to be damaged.
It should be like that, but the needle entered the three people's eyes without any resistance.
Apparently, it seems that the needle has an additional effect.


Hyrinth-san throws away his sword and shield, and catches the three falling body skillfully.

「Shun! The recovery!」

Hyrinth-san should have understand it too.
That it's already too late.
But, I follow Hyrinth-san's words.

I know that Katia and Sensei are having a bitter expression at the back.
But, there's no need to worry.

The needle is pulled out from the eyes, and I construct recovery magic.
A special recovery magic.

The destroyed bodies reproduce.
At the same time, the stopped heart restarts the pulse.
The souls that were about to be lost revive.

《Skill proficiency reached. Skill 『Taboo LV6』 has become 『Taboo LV9』》

The Divine Word is heard.
Even if I know that only I can hear it, my heart almost jumped out.

I knew that Sensei has "Taboo".
Because I also have the Ruler skill.
The 「Kindness」 skill.

And, the effect is dead resurrection.
The price is whenever a person is resurrected, the level of "Taboo" rises.
That's why, I can't say anything about Sensei.
Because I'm also a "Taboo" holder.

I send a signal to the surprised Hyrinth-san and the others with my eyes, and we lifted the bodies of Nii-sama and the others.
And, we escaped from the castle.


「Sorry. The genuine Hero is beyond my powers, so I ran away」
「I don't mind. By now, they should be dumbfounded witnessing the death of their precious ones. Kukuku」
「Ah. So that's why, you made the castle empty」
「Because that Naive-chan will surely come. Although it's a little disappointing that I can't see his crying appearance, my real intention is the other one」
「Good grief. Even though I just return, making an elderly person to overwork」
「If you have a complaint, I can make you work forcefully, you know? The reason why I didn't brainwash you is just because if it's a person as strong as you, it's harder to brainwash. Although it's hard, it's not impossible, you know?」
「I understand. That's why, I'm doing my job properly」
「That's fine. Then, let's depart to destroy the Elf Village. Ahahahaha!」
(Good grief. Seriously, retiring might be better)


  1. Thanks for the new chapter! Elder Ronant at the end there with Yuugo, maybe??

    1. no mistake.

      unless the brainwash guy is not Yuugo?? *plot intensifies*

    2. Elder Ronant. Being swag as usual

  2. I imagine Shun saving one more person (Sue?) and ending with Taboo LV10.

    << Intallation complete >>

    "Shun, are you alright?"
    "Yeah, tahnk you Sensei. Oh, by the way, you are coooompletely mistaken on the Truth of this world. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have lots of people to kill (smile)"

    1. Lol, I can totally see that.

    2. Oh! My! such a nice twist!!

    3. More like either he goes anti-hero crazy or just doesn't believe it with escapism which is going crazy.

    4. Ah, sounds like Pribce Arthas that becomes the Lich King

    5. I'm hoping his other qualities prevent that from happening. For one thing he doesn't have the Merciless effect of "no guilt".

    6. I doubt it. Kumo was a monster and had no aversion to killing. Which is why she instantly went genocidal. Shun is a softie and will try to find a peaceful solution.

  3. I guess elder Ronant will get to meet his goddess again at the elf village. I mean kumoko/maou btw.

  4. I really want kumoko eat them....RAW!!

    1. nah, she will use some good spices, since at this moment she have humanoid form she can COOK!

  5. I like these little side chats in the story lol

  6. Can somebody kill Yuugo please? I mean seriously... I will laugh so hard if Kumo-chan kills him all OP. Also Shun is awesome!

    Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!

    1. No he's a naive bitch that wont kill his enemies.
      He's the classic shonen archetype that thinks the power of love and friendship will overcome 3<~~~~~~rainbows and unicorns~~~~

    2. Um duh? He has the ruler skill kindness which artificialy changed his personality in much the same way as are MC has Pride.

      He will forgive his opponent because of his ruler skill simple as that. He's not a typical shonen archetype, hes being forced to be a typical one due to his skill.

    3. He's not really that bad. He quickly acknowledged that saving anyone aside from Leston wasn't possible and didn't stubbornly try to push the point.

      He also realizes that killing in such a situation is rational and is struggling with his aversion to it. His mental state isn't just "No! I refuse to kill no matter what!"

  7. Taboo LV10.

    << Intallation complete >>

    Sue: thank you for saving me brother( looks at him with loving eyes)

    Shun: ............. stay away from me filth! (kills Sue)

    1. Could be interesiting, but I don't think knowing the truth would make him kill one of his most beloved ones... maybe >.>

    2. But why hero can have skill like taboo? Wtf this is bullshit

    3. Because all the ruler skills give levels of Taboo

  8. I'm just going to point out something. The virtue Shun has is Mercy, not Charity. Charity is a different one.

    1. Isn't Ruler means that the person has either a Sin or a Virtue?

      Seven Virtues : Chastity, Temperance, Charity, Diligence, Patience, Kindness, Humility.

      Mercy is included in Patience. The only possible one is either Charity and Kindness. This 慈悲 can be translated as Charity. So I picked Charity.

    2. there's a few different interpretations on the virtues and how they match the sins in real life. as for this, it's either mercy or kindness. Its kinda a spoiler, but not really as we expected all of the sins and virtues to show up somewhere along the way. It's just that Charity does show up later.

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    4. Confucian virtues are totally different.

      Wisdom is an exception because it's not originally part of the system. D gave it to Kumoko as a bonus. Remember when the other admin appraised Kumoko and went: "What the heck is 'Wisdom', I don't recognize this skill."

    5. Confucian virtues are totally different.

      Wisdom is an exception because it's not originally part of the system. D gave it to Kumoko as a bonus. Remember when the other admin appraised Kumoko and went: "What the heck is 'Wisdom', I don't recognize this skill."

    6. When did that happen, i dont remember

  9. Now this is interesting, what will be the reaction of someone who is almost the opposite of Kumoko upon reaching Taboo? Maybe that's the entire point, and something changed him into being incapable of killing.

  10. Its is ruler of Mercy not charity.
    Also not all ruler skills are based on the seven deadly sins and the seven virtues

    1. Yeah, that spoiler spamming idiot is wrong. Also he's a MT reader.

      The only non-sin/virtue Ruler is Wisdom (because it was newly custom made).

      7 Deadly Sins (七つの大罪):
      Lust (色欲)
      Gluttony (暴食)
      Greed (強欲)
      Sloth (怠惰)
      Wrath (憤怒)
      Envy (嫉妬)
      Pride (傲慢)

      7 Virtues (七つの美徳):
      Chastity (純潔)
      Temperance (節制)
      Charity (救恤)
      Diligence (勤勉)
      Patience (忍耐)
      Kindness (慈悲)
      Humility (謙譲)

      Wisdom (叡智)

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    3. wisdom is usualy the same as chasete if im not wrong

  11. Are all rulers skill relate to taboo?
    I think the first taboo on Kumoko happened when she ate her brother which had nothing to do with the truth of this world at all.
    Then her taboo start risnig along with her lv, right?

    Did her taboo also rose when she obtain Pride and Patience?

    1. Her Taboo rose by 2 lv for each Ruler skill she got.

    2. I think its more a system to allow abnormal existences to acquire knowledge of the truth of the world, whoever made up the skill system probably did it to make it more interesting seeing what each path each person would take or trying to push strong people to rebel against the natural order?

    3. (haven't read ahead)
      So far every Ruler skill we have a descriptor for adjusts the W and MA values for the reincarnated-specific skill, and "allows interference with even the gods" or some such, which introduced the concept of "Huh? What? Gods?" and proxies into the "hidden truth" of the world. It's named and described the way it is so anyone who gets it won't actively try to raise it, it seems.

  12. Thanks for the chapter!

  13. I just started reading and i thought i'd ask here (although i'm not sure if it's relevant at this stage of the story, sorry if it isn't or has already been addressed)...why "petrifaction" over "petrification"? It's not wrong but i've only ever seen the latter in novels so i feel weird when i see the former being used instead >.<

    1. what does it matter? I didn't even notice. I don't think the translator should have to go back and change all instances of petrifaction to petrification as they are the same word.
      It's different from the virtues being wrong; that changes the interpretation of the skill and will cause problems when the real charity shows up.
      This is just nitpicking. and in any case, the auto-redirects petrification to petrifaction; and google chrome doesn't let petrification through its spell check. Petrification might be more colloquial, but we say a lot of things differently than we put on paper.

    2. ...if u bother to read again i did say "it's (petrification) not wrong". Thanks for sharing but u do sound rather nitpicky urself.

    3. aslong as its understandable who gives a shit if theres a slight typo here and there the overall translation is seriously amazing with the amount of chapters translated each day, i have read serious trash translations which are just slight adjustments of a machine translator barely any better than a google translate.

    4. It's not wrong. That's all that needs to be said of it, though for that matter, it's entirely possible that it's written as the other and just conveniently translates as either, as this is a translation from another language and the English language does have some redundancies.

  14. Kumoko with a monster taming skill, imagine it.
    Dragon and queen monster army..

  15. shun Taboo will reach lvl 10 and meet with kumoko, they join force fight trashing Yuugo. it seem the condition to get taboo either doing something revered as taboo or get the ruler skill and why the church of divine word afraid of people who have taboo because them somehow will able know the truth of the world

    1. Most likely, the reason church of the divine word don't want people to have Taboo is because the appraisal description for Taboo (and thus the divine word) is "You must not raise this skill".

  16. yh, shun and kumoko won't meet for a while and definately not on friendly terms since kumoko is trying to annihilate both races whereas dickhead hero wouldnt consider killing someone who is serious trash.
    And that magician im guessing hes gonna be in the labyrinths nightmare chapters since he talked about encountering someone with magic extremity that even that admin had never seen the likes of wisdom he definately ran into kumoko.

    1. Um, no he meet Kumoko much later, after she become an Arachne. Probably

  17. I swear if this peace of Shit named Yuugo lay his hand on Sue, I will kill him myself.

    1. possibility of that quite high thought, but maybe she trying to postponed it to make Shun see by him self when that Piece of shit rape his sister

  18. Why destroy elves? Is he warmongering idiot of self fulfilling prophecy? Ruler makes you lose IQ?

    1. he's the ruler of lust and a bastard=>rapist
      if you're a rapist it's got to be elves

      Now, the reason i'm having trouble reading trough these S chapters is because i keep thinking: what has he done to Sue!?

  19. Our Spider girl is also aiming the Elve Village. She better show up...

  20. I want to see what shun thinks when he reaches taboo level 10

  21. I hope now that it is explained people would stop complaining about the hero.

    I find it interesting that the typical naive idiot of a hero was weaved into the very worldbuilding of this story. He is abnormally kind because his very personality has been chance because of him becoming a ruler. This serie really has many interesti worldbuilding quirks to it.

  22. Kindness should probably be Charity. I know you had it as that before and changed it, but...

    They're all based on sins and virtues, Kindess isnt a virtue. Charity is.

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