Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? The country of the interstice

The country of the interstice.
Posting this chapter earlier than usual because tomorrow is my 1st day in university. Due to that, there probably won't be any chapter until Friday/Saturday. The first 3 days seem to be something called Induction Week. Not sure whether I have the time to translate or not, but if I do, I will translate.

About the next novel, I won't be translating another novel until my first week(Nov 2-6) of lecture ends because I want to see how much free time I have to translate.

The country of the interstice

There's a steep mountain range called the Magic Mountain.
There are three layers in this mountain range.

The first layer.
The mountain range that consists of steep mountains and was covered with snow throughout one year.
The monsters inhabiting there are much stronger than the ground.
The monsters of the danger degree of C class are the mainstream, and the Wind Drakes, Ice Drakes, etc, inhabit there too.
It's this first layer that both the Humans and the Demons called as Magic Mountain.

The second layer.
There's nothing in the point beyond the mountain range after crossing the first layer.
Only the too high mountain blocks the path and the intense cold wind corners the people who reached there.
It's the world of only snow and rock that can be seen.
If one were to reach the second layer after passing through the first layer unluckily, the fury called nature attacks.

The third layer.
The endpoint of the Magic Mountain.
The Dragon is enshrined there.
As the last guardian.

The Magic Mountain is the mountain range that spread out in a semicircle shape.
Seeing it from the sky, the appearance of the mountains looking like beautiful three waves can be seen.
If the reincarnated people were to see it, they might be able to predict that it's a mountain range created by the collision of the continents caused by the crustal movement by plate tectonics.
However, the prediction is only half correct, and it can be said that the half is a wrong.

The Magic Mountain is certainly formed by the collision of the continents, but the colliding details are not due to the movement of the plate.
A certain person moved to a continent with an intention, and as a result of connecting it with a different continent, the Magic Mountain was created.
Nobody knows the fact other than the person in question.

And, if the Magic Mountain is created by the collision of the continents, a vast terrain should spread out beyond it.
Nobody among both the Humans and the Demons knows the fact either.
Only the people living in the land know it.

The huge solitary island where the half is surrounded by the Magic Mountain, and the other half is surrounded by the sea.
The wideness is approximately 1570000 square kilometers.
The wideness is approximately the same as Mongolia on the Earth.
Although it's a little small to be called as a continent, it can be said that it's enough to be called as a country.

The country doesn't have a name.
If it must be said, it's a independent country that should be called as the country of the interstice that belong to neither the Humans nor the Demons.
Neither the Humans nor the Demons know that the country of the interstice exists.
Because they can't cross the Magic Mountain and the sea.
Similarly, the dwellers of the country of the interstice can't go out of this country either.
But, they know about the Humans territory and the Demons territory.

Complete self-sufficiency is demanded from the dwellers of the country of the interstice on the nature of the geography.
Therefore, the main industry becomes agriculture and stock-raising.
As for the other industries, the ratio assigned to daily necessities is many, and the kind of luxury goods is very little.
And, above all, the notable feature is that there are few craftsman who specialized in making weapons.

In this world where the existence that should be called the enemy of all living things called the monsters dominate, the weapons and armors are necessities.
But, that doesn't apply in the country of the interstice.
This is because there's no monster in the country of the interstice.

The mechanism that generates monsters is no different with the normal animals.
It doesn't generate suddenly from an empty place.
A place called the dungeon occasionally generates, and it begin to spring out from there, but if such an exception is excluded, most of it breed by the proper method as a living thing.
Then, if the monsters that should increase originally don't exist, it can't increase.
In addition, it's fine if you don't invade it from the outside.
The country of the interstice built up such an environment where the monsters didn't exist.

The animals inhabiting in the country of the interstice are all with docile temper that can't be called as monsters.
Although there's carnivorous animal, it's no a monster too.
The existence is clearly different from the animal and the monster.

Because there's no monster, there's little need to fight. Therefore, the weapons and armors are not made, and nobody fights.
It was the figure of the country that seemed to embody the miracle in this world.

The miracle doesn't remain with that alone.
The people living in the country of the interstice can also be called as a miracle.
If one were to appraise the dwellers of this country one after another, an astonishing fact will be known.
The fact that the Humans and the Demons who continued to fight in the history live together in this country.
Rather than that, those two races marry, and there's even the child of the half.
Rather, there are fewer pure Humans and Demons, and most of the dwellers of this country inherit the blood of both Human and Demon.

The country where the races that continued fighting take each other's hand and live peacefully.
The country of the interstice was such a miraculous country.
There was the ideal country that the Goddess wished so, and the man who tried to grant the wish built up there.

However, an unprecedented crisis approached the country.
One Oni who's everything was deprived by the Humans and driven into the Magic Mountain now by the Humans again, has arrived at the third layer of the Magic Mountain.
Crossing the second layer of intense cold that hardly has any food.

The Oni who fell into the life-or-death extreme situation ignores the warning of the Ice Dragon who's the guardian.
In the first place, it didn't hear the warning at all.
The Oni who stood in the abyss of death didn't have its sense anymore, and even the Dragon in front of it was merely seen as a food.
Ruled by the Wrath, only kills and eats. It only turned into an Oni.

The Ice Dragon that lost half of its body barely escaped from the mad Oni.
In order to tell the dreadful existence that's approaching the country of the interstice to its master.
And, the Oni crossed the mountain range.


  1. Early bird wins the worm~!

    1. Thank you for your TLs & Good luck with the studies~!

    2. a worm infested carrot..
      that is why meatbun no like veggies.. they're icky :P

    3. *Hmph* ... m-meanie. :-(

    4. Sorry bout this but in this case you should say the early bird gets the Wurm *hehe dragon puns*

  2. So we won't follow the 11:30 schedule anymore?

    1. Once upon a time, there was very peaceful place where there ware no conflict and every race coexisted together.
      Living peacefully behind the Magic Mountain everyone was happy and content, making weapons and armors even in a peaceful era bcuz dey can.
      Until one day, they received a grim reminder. They saw a dragon that lost its tail running to their direction while being chased by an Oni wielding a cleaver and a large fork.

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    1. woahhhhhh. so the miracle country would not be a miracle anymore lol

  4. Wasn't a expecting a secret island

  5. Uuuh...... Why did you destroy that country.....

  6. Looks like the latest chapter won't get translated until Saturday/Sunday. Well, that RL.

  7. Oh you poor poor girls and boys. No new chapters at this time? Worst timing ever. Out of sheer malice, let me spoil you about the next chapter.
    Shiraori kitaaa!!!!

    1. See.. in the end she need to stop them before Sophia is died. Aparently the ruler skill seems using ma energy since it's using divinity area and the system make non-god able to acumulate it by absorbing part of someone else soul.
      Aparently system sustained being such as monster doesn't have soul as big as independent being like humans or anything that have awareness so killing monster doesn't yield that much exp.

  8. Tis k, no one knew about it anyway.

    1. Except the dragon god that built it.

    2. Well, they were a burden for the system anyway. And they weren't paying taxes. I don't believe they were giving freely away their acquired skills and they also weren't paying with their lives. Like the rest of the world
      I guess Shiraori wants them to pay their debt.

    3. They werent burden at all. Gyurue said nobody get past from system filter but i think the people from here might pass. If there is a good people only the skill and the memory taken by the Ma area before the soul get sent back to live another life. The bad people get absorbed whole and creating another soul uses the Ma energy make the energy doesn't get filled. If there is that much good people Ma energy possibly get filled much more faster and sariel could be freed from world pillar.

    4. World pillar use Sariel body as it's replacement since left from the great war it's almost emptied of it'ss MA energy. Why only the good people recycled because it's Sariel wish it like that.

    5. Where did you get that? Never remember reading that. Chapter please. Never heard anything about a world pillar. Only about MA area.
      Is this some kind of fan theory?

    6. Where exactly in your ass are you pulling this from?

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    8. umm where you get that explanation since as far i remember there no such chapter , or i just forget it since i never skip the chapter

    9. da hell you talking about? I dont think those details ever mentioned that clearly before~ World Pillar? In-system Reincarnation? Where do you get those details?

    10. World pillar is the thing that sustain their world (or probably star ?) Kumoko have mention it couple of times and having the world destroyed means Sariel death. Also it's where the one attacking D draw the power make it exhausted thus started this whole mess.

    11. that was the MA area itself. It wasn't something separate. More so, reincarnation among normal people in this world has never been mentioned. It is only established that everyone goes into the MA area.

    12. I have to say this because it bothers me.
      You can't live on a star. A star is a gigantic fiery ball of fire. The other world is a planet. It's a planet! Everytime I read them referring to the planet as a star I sigh. It's just... it's not!

    13. It's a celestial body. Both stars and planets are celestial bodies.
      It is okay to call a planet a star because they're also referring to the start of planet orbits

    14. The fact that they "star" this, "star" that doesnt bother me. It's a system with magic, of course there will be things different from Earth's sciences.

    15. you remember that stars originally referred to planets too, right? Since all of them were just lights in the sky.

  9. good luck with your studies and induction isn't to bad just being shown around the facilities with safety briefings (or at least it was for me NZ Chem)

  10. Poor Country They don't have any chance against Oni

  11. Ice dragon will go to report Kuro?

  12. Not sure about you, but first week in my university is basically no labs, no assignments, and the very first day, there's not even classes.

  13. everything changes after the fire na- the oni attacks...

  14. Thank you for the chapter :)
    and good luck with the university~

  15. congratulation and good luck with university.

  16. Poor country....

    Congrats on your first week of uni!!! Don't work too hard!!!!!!!!

  17. Poor country, is what I'd like to say but I don't think it will go just like that with this author.

  18. Thanks for translating. The first week of college is usually very easy, but good luck anyway.

  19. So, he was driven to the dangerous mountain, fought to survive like kumoko, but wasn't strong enough and used his skill and went mad, became an oni, crossed the mountain and arrived at the secluded country and destroyed a great part of it, was beaten to sense by kuro and was thrown or ran away to the demon territory and voila~

    1. I personally think that after Sophia and Oni-boy reached a certain level of strength Shiro thought that it's about time to let those two fight each other. Oni-boy was most likely still rampaging in paradise when Shiro used transfer to bring him to Sophia. His arrival was far too sudden for him to have come by foot. Besides, Kuro couldn't help neither his country nor the dragon because Shiro trapped him in an alternate space or something.

    2. I retract my previous statement. He didn't come by transfer. Oh well. After Oni 10 is zhe battoru!!! Finally. I hope that Joshua Kjx translates everything in one go. It looks like he might. And I hope that the author releases a second chapter today cause I can't wait.

  20. Thanks for translating~~

    Gluck with your studies~~

  21. Thanks for the chapter.

    Good luck with your studies and if you need to stop translating we will wait [im]patiently for your return.
    Even if it means we have to wait for a long long time.

    *Touches wood*

  22. Whoa, poor interstices people. A whole country of mutts?! NoOo! My people! X'D

    Good luck on your studies, and thanks for translating! Now...
    Everyone hurry up and fill the gaping spider-shaped hole in my heart by writing fanfics and the like. Even I, with my midterm tomorrow, was driven to write a cute short story with my spider girls... I put it on my tumblr, but why aren't there any spider girl blogs to submit it to and find more content on? ORZ

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  24. gyurie too soft. no wonder human got so rotten.

  25. Tomorrow we'll get Oni-POV and then finally comes zhe battoru.
    But still, if Gyurie forgives Shiro just like that without any explaniation
    what so ever after what she did, well, then he's incredibly soft.
    Or maybe he just doesn't really give a shit about anything. Besides Sariel maybe.

    1. Sariel loved the humans and demons, so he doesn't kill any and tells others not to, but push come to shove he won't do anything about it because the only way for the world, and Sariel to survive longer is if a massive amount of people die.

    2. Where did you pick that up? O-o I still haven't been able to figure out how Sariel plays into this and how and why she purportedly needs saving.

    3. you'll have to reread a few chapters if you don't recall it. The Admin complains was a big one along with parts of it thrown around in others. It's said by Kuro that saving them or following Sariel's will will end up killing her. There's other things that seem to insinuate that she's acting as the core of the system or something.

  26. Now that I think about it it has been incredibly long since a proper battle in the story. Alaba was the last guy we had a battle across several chapters. So I hope the author hasn't forgotten how to write battles. I always enjoyed the tension of the previous ones.
    I wonder how many chapters the upcoming grand battle will have.
    Also hope that the pace for the battle chapters will somewhat increase.

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  29. Wrath is dam OP, well least it has a consequence. None of the other Sins/virtue skills do.

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

  31. Thank you for the chapter :D

    Poor country why couldnt it been a different country :,(

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