Quick update before I sleep.
Here you go. Did it in a day. I really should be asleep now…
Quick update before I sleep.
Here you go. Did it in a day. I really should be asleep now…
*cough* *cough* Sorry about that.
So, yeah. I’m done with my assignments (for now) and so, I’ll be translating/editing properly again. Well, I’ll probably still be rough-editing NetBlazer’s work as the quality has gotten a lot better.
With that said, here you go. Another chapter. Arc 1 is almost over. Arc 2 looks more interesting, so I want to hurry up and translate the rest of this. (Btw, I’ve roughly skimmed through the WN up to Arc 4 so I’m looking forward to reaching it.)
One more thing. It seems that we need some input on the names again. It’s the butler this time. I’ve put in the format of who likes/proposed the option and their reason for it.
(TL: Translated by Netblazer, Edited by XCrossJ)
Both Mikazuki and Hiiro’s jaws dropped in surprise when faced with the eccentric old man
“Megu….” (Old man)
Having heard something, Hiiro brought his ear closer to the old man. The old man reacted by raising a trembling hand.
Still unable to comprehend what the person was saying, Hiiro frowned with suspicion.
GugyururururuU~ (Sound of stomach grumbling)
A very loud rumbling came from the person’s stomach as he grabbed his stomach in agony. Apparently, it seemed that he was just hungry.
However, even when faced with such a spectacle, Hiiro was undoubtedly Hiiro. Once he had understood the reason for the old man’s collapse, he wore an apprehensive expression that told Mikazuki “We’re leaving” as he began to walk away.
Although Mikazuki’s expression asked “Is this okay?”
“There is no reason to help him” (Hiiro)
Hiiro flatly stated. As her master seemed to have decided thus, Mikazuki moved her feet and followed behind Hiiro.
“Please…please…” (Old man)
Hiiro ignored his voice and mounted Mikazuki. As the voice continued to ceaselessly cry as if it were a stomach worm, Mikazuki reluctantly walked passed the old man.
“Th…this…” (Old man)
Hearing the elderly man summon up his voice, Hiiro raised his eyebrows, widening his eyes in curiosity. Moving only his eyes, he saw the old man holding up a book that seemed slightly larger than a paperback book.
“Ri…right now…I only have…but this…very valuable…” (Old man)
Hiiro faced the old man, his gaze locked on to the book. It seemed that the old man wanted to negotiate by trading the book for food. Hiiro opened his mouth and spoke.
“What kind of book is it?” (Hiiro)
Hearing Hiiro’s voice, the old man desperately raised his head, making a thumbs up as he spoke with a beaming smile.
“E…Erotic book!” (Old man)
“As if those books can exist!” (Hiiro)
Hiiro unintentionally threw the book in his hand.
“Bahin!” (A book hitting something)
The book flew right between the old man’s face knocking him unconscious.
“Ah, crap.” (Hiiro)
Hiiro thought that he accidently dealt the final blow as he approached the man in pity. Mikazuki also looked at Hiiro, its eyes saying that that was overkill.
“You could have at least given him some food” was what she wanted to say. Even without an interpreter, this message was easily understood.
“You know, I have no obligation to help this old man. Also, is there any point in sharing our limited supply of food with a hentai like this guy?” (Hiiro)
Hiiro desperately began to think that he did not want to associate himself with a hentai that would trade food for a erotic book.
“H…how about…this” (Old man)
The Old man revived once again as he took out another book. As it was the same size as the previous book, Hiiro was wary.
“This book…is written by…Mr. Marquis Bluenote’s…” (Old man)
Upon hearing that name, Hiiro narrowed his eyes as he looked at the book
“Marquis Bluenote…” (Hiiro)
It was a name he heard before. From what he can remember, it was the author of a heroic tragedy called <The adventures of Tyn Cal Weikle> 《ティンクルヴァイクルの冒険》. He doubt the same author would write an erotic book.
“Alright… I’ll give you food in exchange for that book. But I won’t forgive you if there’s any weird content in that book. Got it?” (Hiiro)
“T…thank…you” (Old man)
At that moment, the old man collapsed in exhaustion.
“Mogu mogu! Gokunshi! Hamu! Musha Musha! Gogu gogu gogu! Psha!”
(TL: Eating ravenously. Mogu mogu=large chewing sound, Gokunshi=swallowing sound, Hamu=biting in to sound, Musha musha=small chewing sound, Gogu gogu gogu=drinking sound, Psha=sound of finally breathing.)
The moment the old man woke up, Hiiro divided the food he prepared for the journey. The old man ate the food like a tiger who had just found its prey. The food flowed into the old man’s stomach at a tremendous speed.
Hiiro and Mikazuki watched with dumbfounded expressions. The old man ignored them as he continued eating.
The old man then cleaned his teeth with a toothpick, wiped his mouth with a handkerchief, groomed his hair with a comb, and then bowed, his head plastered to the ground. Whether it was the fault of the butler clothes, Hiiro couldn’t tell, but he felt that the gesture strangely suited the old man.
“For the act of saving my life today, I am very grateful to you. I am addressed by the name Silvan. I am truly pleased to make your acquaintance.” (Silvan)
In response to the old man’s strange gesture, the two returned their answers in a state of surprise.
“Nofofofo! Ah, I’m sorry for laughing. I thought that it was the end of me until you guys had arrived by chance. Because of that, I was saved. How lucky I was to meet you!” (Silvan)
His eyes shined in gratitude as he spoke aloud.
“What a great day! I thought I was going to die, yet, I am alive! The must be the will of the heavens! And this encounter must be heavensent. Please let me know your name.
Hiiro made an unpleasant face. Seeing that face, the butler felt Hiiro’s discontent as he took a step back and bowed apologetically.
“That was rude of me, to displease my benefactor. However, if it is possible, would you please tell me your name” (Silvan)
It was a question was inevitable, but Hiiro prepared an answer to escape from this moment.
He used a false name. He thought that there was no problem using a false name as their relationship would only go this far. However…
The old man coughed as he looked at Hiiro with partially observant eyes.
“That is a fake name, is it not?” (Silvan)
There was bright gleam in Silvan’s eyes as Hiiro was quickly exposed
“…on what evidence?” (Hiiro)
Hiiro said with a calm expression. Silvan placed a hand on his chest as he lowered his head.
“Even though I look this way, I have been a Butler for a long time.” (Silvan)
Hiiro wanted to say “I know you’re a Butler because you look like that” but he just glared at him silently.
“As such, it is necessary for a butler to be competent in several fields. It is necessary for a butler to be able to carry out anything the master orders. And among them, the most important skill for a butler to have is to be able to read people.” (Silvan)
“…what do you mean?” (Hiiro)
“As people may desire a lord’s authority and status, they will use many underhanded methods to do so. It goes without saying that these people come in large quantities. In particular, there are those that weave lies, deceiving many with expertly constructed narratives. If one is an amateur in such a skill, then it would only leave their lord in misfortune. However, we butlers become very sensitive in detecting such lies in order to protect our masters.”
“It is sad to lie. Although sometimes, it is necessary to lie when trying to achieve an end, yet, I believe that it is still not good to lie. If I must say why, then those that know the truth will be left with a deep wound in their heart.” (Silvan)
In Silvan’s eyes, Hiiro could see a gleam of sadness and loneliness. Seeing such eyes, Hiiro let out a sigh as he spoke in a faint voice.
“…Hiiro. Hiiro Okamura” (Hiiro)
Doing so, Silvan smiled and bowed once again.
“Once again, my name is Silvan Pultis. It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance!” (Silvan)
(TL: Translated by Netblazer, edit by XCrossJ, the other translator are probably dealing with finals and related deadline so me and yoraikun, will probably be the only translators for this novel for a bit. Either way enjoy! Damn… all words in <> were removed… let me change them)
Chapter 60: Resurrecting Butler?
Hiiro slowly understood the characteristics of the Grand Slime.
(Hm, if I used the word <Analyze>『解析』 , I would probably be able to find out everything about it. However, if I did, all the other words that I set up would disappear.)
The limitations of the two-word ability irritated him, yet, he felt that it would be interesting to analyze his opponent with his own abilities. He would also be able to find out what he was currently capable of.
(To start with, it seems that normal attacks have no effect. I’ll have to…)
Hiiro distanced himself from the Slime and prepared a finger to write a word. The slime reacted by shooting another green ball of slime at him. Hiiro knew that blocking it was pointless so he skillfully dodged it.
The ball splattered on the ground and burst into flames. Looking at the fire, Hiiro judged that the <Fire>『火』word would be ineffective against the Slime. It was also clear that it wasn’t a good idea to approach it more than necessary.
If the slime ignited its large body, he wouldn’t be able escape with just small burns if he got close. Thus, it was decided that attacking from distance was a good idea.
(As expected of a S-Rank, it has some troublesome abilities.)
Not only was it fast, but it could split parts of its body to attack mid-range targets. This made it dangerous and difficult to approach. Without a doubt, this troublesome monster was an S-Rank.
(So what should I do? I’m sure that core like part in its body is the weak point. Should I pierce through it with my sword? But its movements are so quick. Not to mention, if that thing explodes after stabbing it, things would turn very dangerous…)
Considering all of the above, he came up with a plan. First, he will attack from afar, sheath his sword, and write something on the the slime to deal with its movement speed. As he had prepared the word, the <Search> effect dissipated.
He decided that he would use the word <Ice> to stop the monster’s movement and then finish it off with his sword. However, just as he was preparing the word, something flew at him from behind. Luckily, it barely missed him as the object splattered on to the ground and burst into flames.
He sharply turned his head. As he had thought, there was another Grand Slime. It had probably noticed the commotion and decided to join the fray.
For Hiiro this was inconvenient. He wanted to face one at a time. Honestly, it would be quite difficult for him to face two S-rank monsters at the same time.
Hiiro shook his head in exasperation, distancing himself so that he could see his enemies. However, both monsters immediately closed in.
“Damn, they’re persistent!” (Hiiro)
He managed to create some distance between them, however, projectiles flew from their bodies as Hiiro desperately dodged them.
The situation began to grow increasingly annoying. As a blue vein of anger appeared on Hiiro’s forehead, he clicked his tongue.
“Stop screwing with me, you puni-bastards!” (Hiiro)
At that moment Hiiro activated a word, instantly vanishing from his location. What Hiiro had activated was the word <Speed>. As it had been set up before, it took effect immediately.
Hiiro appeared behind one of the Grand Slime and quickly wrote the word <Ice>『氷』. In an instant, ice spread from the location of the word and froze the Grand Slime. However, the other Grand Slime charged toward him from behind.
“I know you were going to do that!” (Hiiro)
At that moment, Hiiro activated the word <Protect>[防].
Biiinnn (Sound of something hitting a forcefield)
An invisible wall of magic shrouded Hiiro, and, with a bang, the charging Grand Slime was deflected and stunned.
At about the same time, Hiiro drew his sword and activated the word <Extend>.
Zushin! (Sound of a blade thrusting through an object)
The blade extended as it stabbed through the Grand Slime’s body. It skillfully pierced its red core as well.
The Grand Slime stopped moving.
“That must have been its weak point…. right?” (Hiiro)
The moment the sword went through the heart, he felt a pulsing vibration on from the sword.
Hiiro instantly leaped away from his current position.
Bobobob bobobuuuu! (Sound of spluttering )
The moment the sword pierced its core, the body started burning and spluttering intensely. If Hiiro hadn’t moved away in time, he would have been caught up in the spectacle before him.
As it continued to burn away, it left a black scorch mark on the ground. He was relieved that it didn’t explode, as he had only instinctively moved far enough to avoid the sputtering flames.
Hiiro looked back at the frozen Grand Slime. He knew that if he didn’t defeat the other one within one minute, it would defrost and start moving again.
“Let’s defeat this one like before.” (Hiiro)
Hiiro rushed at the frozen slime and stabbed the extended Thorn-Piercer at the core of the Grand Slime before quickly stepping away
As expected, the Grand Slime burst into flames, setting everything nearby on fire, including the ice that it was encased in.
Hearing the level up tone ring, Hiiro checked his status. It had increased to level 69. It was satisfying. He wrote the word <Origin>『元』on the sword and returned it to its original length.
“Phew, that was pretty bothersome” (Hiiro)
When Mikazuki thought the battle was over, she walked toward Hiiro with an anxious expression on her face. Hiiro gently patted her beak and said.
“Don’t worry, I won’t lose in this kind of place” (Hiir)
Even after hearing those words, Mikazuki still had an anxious expression on her face. She was of reminded when he fought with an SS ranked monster. It was very dangerous at that time. Her owner was in tatters and extremely close to being dead. He had barely survived.
When she remembered what had happened at that time, she became anxious as she saw him fighting those slimes. The part of her that felt she wasn’t of any help to her owner began to grow.
“Well, lets continue” (Hiiro)
Even then, she looked at the Hiiro who was in front of her. She didn’t know if he understood her feelings. However, even if he did, he wouldn’t stop moving forward. Seeing such a straightforward master, Mikazuki had no choice but to let out a sigh and keep going.
Hiiro progressed straight toward his destination, fighting and defeating monsters to raise his level.
After walking through the plains for some time, the distant hill appeared to be a lot closer than before.
On his way there, he had fought with numerous monsters. The monsters of the Evlia continent were of a high quality. Most of them had a rank above A.
Because of that, he quickly leveled up. When his level hit 70, he thought he would get a new skill or an ability that he had would improve. Unfortunately, that was not the case.
Instead he got the title <Lightning Quick> 《電光石火》 and <Wise man>《達人》. Viewing the description for the <Lighting Quick> title, he found that it was a title given to a person who has diligently raised their level several times within a short period. It seemed to amplify the rate of acquisition of experience, as well as the amount.
The <Wise Man> title seemed to be awarded to magic users who reached level 70. It was a title that increased the base MP value, something that Hiiro was grateful for.
As Hiiro had really wanted to learn a new Word-Magic skill, he fought and defeated every monster he had encountered. If he leveled up to this extent, he might not have to use Word Magic to defeat Rank A monsters.
Regardless, however, it seemed that he had no choice but to use magic when faced with an S ranked monsters.
As he made full use of his sword and magic, Hiiro and Mikazuki finally arrived at the foot of the mountain. However, they stopped abruptly.
The reason for this was because in front of him, a collapsed person had his face planted into the ground. The way that he collapsed didn’t look like he was going to sleep.
“..Is he dead?” (Hiiro)
He slowly approached the person while riding on top of Mikazuki.
“Roll him over” (Hiiro)
Mikazuki followed Hiiro’s instruction and turned the body over. She placed her feet under the body and, using some strength, flipped the body over. The man had white hair that was swept all the way back.
He also had a well-formed mustache. Looking at his face, Hiiro could feel that this person was of considerable age. In terms of human years, he would be about 50 years old.
However, his mouth was wide open, and the white of his eyes was all that could be seen. The person seemed to be breathing, yet, why he had fallen in this place was a complete mystery.
The greatest mystery of all was that he was also wearing a remarkable tailcoat, making him look like a butler from a manga or anime.
“This old guy, is he a butler hired by a rich person or something?” (Hiiro)
Either way, as it had nothing to do with him, he simply left it where it was and continued.
Kuwa! (Sound of something moving)
The eyes that were white before, flashed with a light for a moment, before he began muttering a repeated word.
“Mumumu!” (Old Butler)
Following this, he leaped into the air as he spoke the word “Tou!”, and spun his body around several times in the air
Stashi! (Sound of perfect landing)
He landed admirably on his feet. He bent his back and bowed to Hiiro.
Dogon! (Sound of a body falling)
He fell back on the ground in that position, as if he were a marionette who had its strings suddenly cut.
(This old man…what the hell does he want…?)
Translated by Netblazer
Edited by XCrossJ
Chapter 59: The Threat of the Grand Slime!
When Hiiro landed on the coast, Mikazuki collapsed on the ground in exhaustion. Apparently, it was caused by the fact that she just flew across such a long distance for the first time. Not sure what could happen next, Hiiro wrote the word <Restore> 『全快』on her body, restoring its stamina.
Hiiro, still having a high tension due to arriving on a new continent, began running around the beach shouting. After doing so to his heart’s content, Hiiro used the word <Search> to look for the nearest village.
The moment he activated the word, an arrow appeared before him, pointing in the direction of the nearest village.
“There should be a village up ahead, huh.” (Hiiro)
The arrow that had appeared was pointing towards the mountains up ahead.
“Is the village hidden in the hill, or is it beyond the mountains? Either way, I need to be as careful as possible.” (Hiiro)
Mikazuki nodded and shook her back, telling Hiiro to get on. Hiiro ran beside Mikazuki for a moment before hopping onto her back and heading in the direction of the arrow.
After leaving the beach, Hiiro saw a vast grassland spread before him. Beyond the grassland was the hill and mountain range that he witnessed before.
(It feels calm right now but, I’ll never know when something might happen.”
From what he read about the [Evlia] Continent, the monsters in this area were numerous and more formidable when compared to the other Continents. He didn’t feel that monsters would openly come out and attack, however, as he could be attacked anytime, he decided to prepare some words in anticipation.
Using <Simultaneous Invocation>, he was now able to set up five words at a time. He wrote the words <Speed> and <Protect> on himself and Mikazuki. He also wrote the word <Extend> on his sword. The words faded into the objects. With his preparations complete, he would now be able to activate any of these words at will.
And yet, if he used a Two-Word spell, all the One-Word spells he had set up at that moment would disappear. Thus, he need to be careful to avoid using Two-Word spells.
“If I level up, I might be able to do more than this. However, I better watch myself for now.” (Hiiro)
The idea of being able to use Two-Words with his current abilities made him excited. He was determined to continue hunting monsters to raise his level.
While he was casually riding Mikazuki, he saw something move at the edge of his vision.
Mikazuki skidded to a halt.
“Look over there” (Hiiro)
Hiiro pointed at a monster before him.
It was a slime that was 10 times larger than normal slimes. As it moved around on the ground, it kept making a puni-puni sound. Its body was green, however, it was transparent, to the extent of being able to see the other side of its body. Near the center of the body, there was red mass.
“Could that red, heart-like thing in the center be its weak point? My first opponent is a monster that isn’t in the illustrated book huh…” (Hiiro)
Hiiro was surprised because this was a demon that he didn’t know anything about. He thought it was a unique monster, but he had also seen something similar a while back. Unlike the unique monsters, who generally wandered around alone, these monster looked as if they were working together.
“Just as I heard, the demons of the Evila continent weren’t listed in the encyclopedia.” (Hiiro)
The encyclopaedia that he had read, only listed the monsters in the Humas Continent and the Gabranth Continent. It didn’t look like it listed any monsters on the Evila Continent.
“I want to find a reference book for this area as soon as possible.” (Hiiro)
If he didn’t do something like that, he would be significantly disadvantaged when fighting the monsters in the Evila continent. He would definitely be more prepared if he knew about the monsters he was facing beforehand. Of course, he could use word magic to find out about the monsters, however, doing so would not be an efficient use of MP.
Thus, it would be much more efficient if he could find a reference book.
“That is true, but first off, let’s see what the first fight on the Evila Continent would be like.” (Hiiro)
Hiiro got off of Mikazuki’s back and drew out Thorn-Piercer.
“You, stay back.” (Hiiro)
It was familiar exchange. Following Hiiro’s order, Mikazuki fled the battlefield immediately.
“First off, let’s try and look into something.” (Hiiro)
As the slime still didn’t notice Hiiro, he used this opportunity to write the word <Pry> in order to view the monster’s <Status>.
“Let’s see…its name is Grand Slime, Rank S. Seriously!? There are several S ranked monsters crawling around here?!” (Hiiro)
He looked around, noting that there were several other Grand Slimes nearby. He had met S-ranked monsters before, but they were generally considered unique and they were always by themselves. However, as expected, in the Evila continent, there were a lot of S-Ranked monsters wandering around.
(If a rank SS or a rank SSS monster came out…)
In the past month, Hiiro had fought with an SS rank monster in the Gabranth continent. Its strength and power were in orders of magnitude stronger than anything he had encountered thus far. He had barely managed to defeat it by making full use of his Word Magic. If he had made a single blunder during that encounter, he would undoubtedly have perished.
At that moment, he felt that he was dancing on a thin line between life and death.
He didn’t want to face another SS rank monster. As his affinity with the type of monster and topology had worked in his favour, he was able to somehow win thanks to good luck. He knew that it was way too soon for him to face an SS rank monster. If he didn’t level up significantly, then he would definitely die the next time.
(Ever since then, I haven’t wished for Arnold and Muir’s presence more strongly.)
Although he didn’t show it, when he was working together with Arnold and Muir, they were very helpful. If they were with him when he was facing that SS Rank monster, the battle would not have been so dangerous.
And yet, from now on, he was all alone. Furthermore, the monsters on the [Evila] continent would be much stronger than those he encountered before. If his level was low, he could be killed off pretty easily.
(Taking all that into account, I have no choice but to raise my level as fast a possible.)
He had a strong premonition that he would eventually be fighting monsters that would be of a higher rank than SS in the future.
“For that purpose, these guys will be my food.” (Hiiro)
Sensing bloodlust, the Slime stopped and slowly turned to face him. Following this, it leaped at Hiiro with unexpected velocity.
Even though it had such a large body mass, it moved with the speed of a small animal. It was full of openings so Hiiro took this chance to jump past the Grand Slime and slice it with his sword.
Zuba (Sound of sword through a slimy body)
He thought he inflicted a significant blow to the slime, yet it was unfazed by it.
“Crap? It didn’t hit?” (Hiiro)
Hiiro wanted to avoid physical contact with it. However, a bullet-like object suddenly detached itself from the slime’s body and flew towards him. Using both hands, Hiiro braced for impact. However, it was so soft that there was no impact or damage at all.
(What’s going on?)
He raised his eyebrow, wondering what had just occurred. However, something happened in the following moment.
Boutsu! (Sound of a puff of fire appearing)
The part of Hiiro that was hit with the Slime abruptly burst into flames.
He tried to put out the fire by waving it in the air, but nothing happened.
He squatted on the ground and pressed the burning part into the soil. At that moment, the fire went out.
“Hah, hah, hah…this bastard.” (Hiiro)
Not only did Hiiro suffer some burns, his red robe was scorched, left in tatters by the flames. He began to regret that he hadn’t used the word <Protect>.
“Damn…this can’t be easily restored either.” (Hiiro)
He drew his sword and slashed at the Slime again. He once again felt the weapon land a solid strike on the monster. Yet, similar to before, it had no effect. Looking closely, he noticed that the parts he had damaged had already been regenerated.
“I see. Physical attacks don’t work on this thing. Now what……” (Hiiro)
Chapter 58: http://xcrossj.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/konjiki-no-moji-tsukai-chapter-58-now.html
Don’t you love updates that you’re not really expecting? I know I do. Why am I updating?
With that said, this is probably all you’ll hear from me this week (maybe).
Also, I think CapsUsingShift neglected this (or maybe he didn’t. I dunno), but I’ve got 2 more names that we are still unsure about. (And I have nothing funny to say about them, cause…I made both polls in literally 40 seconds).
(TL: Translated by Netblazer and edited by XCrossJ
Chapter 57: One Month Later
“I got it!” (Hiiro)
Bushushushushu (Sound of running on a forest ground)
Hiiro stabbed a large rat with his Thorn Sword-Piercer. Blood gushed from the rat’s body as it collapsed on the ground and stopped moving. He flicked the blood off the sword before placing it in its scabbard.
“Fu~, there’re so many monsters here.” (Hiiro)
Hiiro grumbled. One month passed since he departed from Passion. He was currently in the [Glutton Forest]. It was also referred to as the “Forest of Gluttony.” Many monsters decided to make this forest their habitat.
Just walking around for a bit would cause someone to encounter a monster. Even up till this moment, Hiiro had barely made any progress through the forest. Of course, this greatly irritated him.
If one were to look behind him, they would see a numerous amount of monster corpses. Hiiro wanted to say that instead of this road being a Gabranth’s Trail, it was more like a Monster’s trail. However, as Arnold, who would usually interject with his tsukommis, was not here, Hiiro felt himself grow a bit lonely.
“I’ve been camping everyday, huh? My MP recovery is quite low. If possible, I’d like to avoid using magic…” (Hiiro)
He wanted to tear through the forest path with <<Word Magic>>, however, it wasn’t clear if a town was up ahead. There might still be a long way to go, so it was best not to use magic recklessly.
Gusa… (Sound of someone stepping on something)
Hiiro drew his sword, anticipating some sort of an attack
“Oh…it’s you.” (Hiiro)
It was the Raidpic, Mikazuki. One month ago she (big surprise) started travelling with him. She was unable to help him fight off the monsters so Hiiro just told her to go hide somewhere whenever there was an encounter.
“Make sure you stay close.” (Hiiro)
They began advancing until Hiiro abruptly stopped.
“Gods, this is a gloomy forest. There is also this…” (Hiiro)
He looked at the thing before him. To be more precise, he looked UP at the thing before him.
“Is this the boss?” (Hiiro)
“Ku, kukukuikuikui!” (Mikazuki)
Mikazuki let out a surprised cry as she looked at the giant before her.
It loomed over them at a height of five meters tall. Not only this, but it possessed arms that were large enough to destroy trees in one sweep and muscular legs that couldn’t be damage by flimsy attacks. It was a monster that held the ferocity of a gorilla and a bear. Fang-like teeth lined its mouth.
While observing the monster, Hiiro searched his memory, pulling up what he knew about his current foe.
“Although it’s my first time meeting one, I’m pretty sure this is an S-rank monster called a Troll” (Hiiro)
“Garugaaaaaaaaaa!” (Troll roaring)
It was certainly making a racket. This was probably the leader of this territory, and Hiiro just intruded into it turf.”
As a warning, it began pounding on a drum. It was so loud that it hurt Hiiro’s ears.
The troll clasped both hands together, aiming at Hiiro as it swung its arms down on him like a hammer. (TL: Help here) (E: Not an easy one. I think it’s trying to say that the troll made a hammer with its hands by bringing them both together.)
“Run away.” (Hiiro)
Following his order, Mikazuki fled and hid nearby.
Hiiro barely dodged the attack. However, it was a careless move.
Dogoooooooo! (Sound of ground being smashed, sending a shockwave)
The ground shattered under the troll’s fists, causing Hiiro’s feet to become stuck in the rubble. He began to regret that he hadn’t moved further away when he was dodging.
The troll took that chance to try and grab Hiiro. Although he was off balance, Hiiro still managed to slash at its hand. From the wound, blood began spurting out.
“Come and get me, fat ass.” (Hiiro)
Hiiro’s words and movements angered the Troll. It threw a punch at him, yet Hiiro was already out of its range. He easily dodged the attack, however, he felt a blast of wind pressure from it.
The troll continued to try punching Hiiro over and over again, however, Hiiro dodged them expertly. Then, suddenly, it leaped into the air.
Hiiro thought that the Troll was using its body to attack him. Hiiro planned to take advantage of that moment to drive his sword through its heart. Yet, at that moment, the Troll took out a sharp fang and tossed it at him.
Taken by surprise, Hiiro hastily guarded with his sword. In that instance
Dosuuuuuuuuun (Sound of a something crashing in to the ground)
The ground shook, as if a small earthquake had just occurred. The Troll, thinking that it was over, slowly stood up and walked towards the area to confirm his victory.
However, when he got there, the wounded body of Hiiro was not what had appeared. It glared forward with bloodshot eyes and was enraged when Hiiro appeared unscathed before him.
“To make me use <Word Magic>, as expected of a S-Rank monster.”
Looking closely, the word <Speed>『速』had been written on his right hand. Using that word, he was able to accelerate his body and move away at the moment of impact.
“As I thought, it was a good idea to prepare this beforehand.” (Hiiro)
Seeing Hiiro’s smirk, the troll became even more furious as it uprooted a tree and began to swing it at Hiiro.
“Hey! What do you think you’re swinging around?” (Hiiro)
Hiiro knew that if he took a direct hit from that, it wouldn’t be good. He tried to create some distance, however, it was moving too fast.
Reluctantly, Hiiro stopped moving and ducked. Taking this opportunity the Troll used both hands to smash the tree above Hiiro’s head.
The troll, thinking it had succeeded this time, grinned.
Hiiro, skillfully dodging the tree, drove the sword into its neck from the left.
“I’m not done yet!” (Hiiro)
Hiiro pulled his sword from the throat, slipped into the troll’s chested and stabbed its heart. Following his series of attacks, he created distance between himself and the troll.
He distanced himself to avoid any of the troll’s wild, unexpected movements. The troll thrashed around for a while before its movements became sluggish. It spasmed one more time before becoming completely still.
A level up tone rang in Hiiro’s head. His level had went up significantly in the last month, yet, consistently leveling up was something to be appreciated.
ATX: 426 (488)
DEF: 340 (355)
AGL: 546 (548)
HIT: 304 (312)
INT: 477 (481)
Magic Attribute: none
Magic: Word Magic
(| One-Word Chain (Unlocked) | Air Writing (Unlocked) | Parallel Writing (Unlocked) | Two-Word Chain (Unlocked) | Simultaneous Invocation (Unlocked) | Invocation Management (Unlocked) |)
| Innocent Bystander | World Traveller | Word Master | Awakened One | Ripper |
| The One Who Imagines | Killer of the Unique | Gourmet Bastard |
| One Who Follows His Own Path | Friend of the Fairies | Mikazuki’s Owner | Monster Slayer |
| Wanderer |
Name: Hiiro Okamura
Guard: Red Robe
Accessory: Fairy Ring
When he reached level 50, he unlocked the skill <<Simultaneous Invocation>>. At level 60, he got <<Invocation Management>>.
<<Simultaneous Invocation>> MP cost: x 30
Before, when Hiiro wrote a new word, the previous word’s effect would be erased. With this skill, this limitation has been removed. Hiiro is now able write other words simultaneously, however, he can only activate words one at a time, thus, he still needed to exercise caution. Also, activating the same word will still trigger a synergistic effect as shown with the skill <<Parallel Writing>>.
<<Invocation Management>> MP cost: 250
It is now possible to manipulate the invocation of a maximum of 5 words. It is possible to activate a previously written word at any given time. However, this skill can only be applied to the <<One-Word Chain>> skill. In addition, the user must be within 300 meters of the words written before they can be triggered.
While reading the description didn’t help at first, after applying the skills, he was able to comprehend their functionality. There cannot be skills any more useful than these.
The first skill was <<Simultaneous Invocation>>. Before if he invoked the word <<Protect>> 『防』 , there would be a wall of magic to protect him for one minute. However, if he wrote a different word before the duration time elapsed, the effect of <<Protect>> would wear off straight away, overwritten by the new character
However, with <<Simultaneous Invocation>>, when the word <Protect> 『防』is used, the <<Protect>>『防』 word’s effect will remain in place, and the word <Thunder> 『雷』 can be used to assault the enemy, or the word <<Fly>> 『飛』can be used at the same time to fly away.
However, the restriction was that only one word skills can be activated. Two-word skills cannot be invoked. Similarly, if Hiiro were to activate a two-word character while the one-word spell is still active, the effect of the one-word character would immediately dissipate.
Nonetheless, it is a very versatile skill. He would be able to use the word <Proof> 『防』while he prepares his two-word spell. Furthermore, he could increase the effect of <Speed>『速』by writing another <Speed> right away.
If he didn’t use the word he wrote, he needed to be mindful of the increasing MP costs. The first Simultaneous Word would cost 30 MP, the second would cost 60 MP, and the third would cost 90 MP, and so on and so forth depending on how many words he wanted.
The second skill was <<Invocation Management>>. Before, when he used word magic, he would write out a word in thin air and it would remain there, disappear only if it was left alone for a long period of time or if it was activated. With this skill, if he wrote with the <<Invocation Management>> skill, he would write the word as usual, but the word would disappear and remain at that location. This meant that it would be invisible to other people
As long as he is within a 300 meter radius, he can locate and activate those words at will.
Not only can this be used as a potential trap, he could also activate all five words at the same time for a full frontal assault. It’s only limitation was that it could only be used with One-Word spells. This is definitely a cheat. Incidentally, writing a Two-Word Spell would cause any planted One-Word spells to disappear.
He also needed to take extra precaution if he moved outside the range of the words. Should he go out of range, the words installed would disappear. It was a little disappointing that only one-word spells could be used. This skill would prove much more versatile if it accommodated the use of two-words.
Also, the word <<Speed>> he had used earlier was triggered instantly because he set it up using the <<Invocation Management>> skill. Thus, this ability can be used to prepare words on the body, equipment and weaponry, which could all be activated at will.
During the month that had passed, Hiiro practiced using his <Word magic>. Specifically, he was experimenting with the <Rebound> penalty incurred when he was disrupted while using the <<Two-Word Chain>> skill.
The description he received was proven correct. For six-hours, he was unable to use <Word Magic> and all his stats were halved. This was a significant penalty. If he had incurred this penalty in the middle of battle, he would be crippled and would have a high chance of getting himself killed.
For example, if he incurred the penalty while fighting the troll, it would be have been difficult to run, let alone fight when his stat were halved and his <Word Magic> sealed. He would most likely be killed if he made a single wrong move.
Although Word Magic is like a cheat, if a mistake was made, the user would suffer a harsh <Rebound> penalty. Thus, he had to be very cautious when using it.
“Either way, I have to get out of this forest and find a village!” (Hiiro)
He had encountered several monsters along the way, but none of them were as strong as the troll he faced. After a short while, he finally reached the forest exit.
“It is finally over. Now…” (Hiiro)
Hiiro stepped out of the forest and looked around, however, he could only see small hills in the distance.
“I guess I no choice. I don’t want to use too much MP” (Hiiro)
He wanted to find the nearest town as soon as possible so he wrote and activated the word <Search>. Immediately, a pale arrow appeared before him, pointing east. Apparently, there was something east of here.
“Alright! Lets go, Mikazuki” (Hiiro)
Hiiro jumped on Mikazuki’s back and they started moving. He had a lot of MP left over, but his regeneration was still slow. There was no more point in staying in this demon infested area.
“Even if a demon appears, keep running” (Hiiro)
Hiiro then wrote the word <Speed> on Mikazuki.
In that instance, a burst of energy surged through her body, her movement speed increased significantly. Looking around him atop of Mikazuki’s back, Hiiro was able to see see a few demons. However, at this velocity, he confident that he would able to run away without any issues.
They ran up and down a hill before, eventually, he was able to see a townscape up ahead.
Although the word magic’s effect was still active, Hiiro deemed it no longer necessary, and deactivated it.
“Come on, forward!” (Hiiro)
Chapter 55: http://xcrossj.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/konjiki-no-moji-tsukai-chapter-55-that.html
Alright. Finally, a break…I hope.
Translated this to take my mind of tests, assignment, life…
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If anyone can speak Raidpic, please help. I can’t translate their dialogue.
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