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Editors: XCrossJ | Dalmenuis
Hey. XJ here.
I won’t repeat myself. A lot of what I have to say is in the spiel before the chapter.
I just want to say welcome to Pummels and Loliquent for joining this Translation Project.
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Chapter 92: United front
Camus looked at Hiiro. Honestly speaking, Hiiro had a hunch it might turn out like this after Camus had found the determination to take action. However, Hiiro closed his eyes and spoke.
“I have no obligation to help you.”(Hiiro)
“Nope, no way. I do not work for free. Rather, why not ask that Baba-… I mean small person over there?”(Hiiro) [TL: Babaa – Hag, granny ]
“I can hear you, you bastard… How about I put you in an eternal sleep? Nn?”(Liliyn)
A monstrous killing intent assailed Hiiro.’Hiiro hesitated, contemplating whether it was a mistake to correct himself by calling her small fellow.
“Although I don’t want to admit it, that person is strong. She can even clean up that monster without any problems.”(Hiiro)
“Oi, don’t drag me into this. Did you really think that I would bother…
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Translated by Netblazer, Edited by XCrossJ
Chapter 91: Camus’s Resolve
Jin-u, the observer, stared at the situation with his eyes wide open in surprise. He turned his head slowly toward Hiiro.
“Oi, it’s over” (Hiiro)
“N-no way…chief…” (Jin-u)
“Are you listening?” (Hiiro)
He doesn’t seem to be listening at all.
“…Huh, guess I’ve no choice.” (Hiiro)
Hiiro shrugged as he sheathed his sword. He then slowly moved towards Camus. The sand needles that surrounded Camus faded back into the ground. Camus, who seemed to be supported by the needles, collapsed on to his knees.
Camus lifted his face and made eye contact with Hiiro. His face was expressionless as usual, yet, his eyes were clouded with tears. It was certain that he was still mortified by his loss.
“Well, that’s because I’m strong” (Hiiro)
“I’m…also strong” (Camus)
“Even so, you lost to me.” (Hiiro)
“I…I wasn’t serious yet.” (Camus)
“Even so. The one who lost this battle was you.” (Hiiro)
Hiiro picked up the pair of swords nearby and tossed it back to Camus.
“You said it before, right? You’ll protect your tribe.” (Hiiro)
“That includes all of the children that adore you as well, right?” (Hiiro)
“Of course.” (Camus)
“But if you keep going like this, they’ll die in the near future.” (Hiiro)
“N-no way! I’ll protect them!” (Camus)
“Even though you lost to me?” (Hiiro)
“That…that’s because…that…” (Camus)
Unable to come up with a reasonable excuse, Camus lowered his head.
“You’re not protecting them.” (Hiiro)
“Even if you say you’re protecting them, all you are doing is putting them in danger.” (Hiiro)
“…then what should I…do?” (Camus)
“Don’t be naive. Think for yourself.” (Hiiro)
As Camus responded while wearing a depressed expression, Hiiro could not stand seeing him in such a state. He began to involuntarily speak what was on his mind.
“If it were me…I would eliminate any and all obstacles standing in my way.” (Hiiro)
“Eliminate…obstacles? All of them?” (Camus)
Camus looked at Hiiro with a startled expression.
“Aa, all of them. I’m a greedy person. I’ll take what I want and I won’t give it to anyone. Therefore, I won’t let anyone take anything away from me. By doing this, I will protect everything” (Hiiro)
Hiiro and Camus looked at each other. The silence between them lasted for a moment. Then, unlike before, Camus’ eyes lit up with life.
“…..Name, can you tell it to me?” (Camus)
“……Hiiro. Hiiro Okamura” (Hiiro)
“Hiiro…Hiiro…it’s Hiiro. Un…I’ll remember it.” (Camus)
Camus looked at Hiiro with a sincere expression.
“I know. But you’ll be called twin-blade.” (Hiiro)
“Muh…Call me Camus” (Camus)
“I refuse. If you want to be called that, then make me recognize you” (Hiiro)
At that moment, two children from the crowd ran towards the two.
“Camus Camus~!” (Child A)
“Are you okay?” (Child B)
“Kora~. Your next opponent is me !” (Child C)
The children, wanting to protect Camus, stood between the two as they glared at Hiiro with animosity.
“Chief, are you okay?” (Child C)
“Un. You guys…should stop.” (Camus)
Camus scolded the children
“Eh, but, but-!” (Child A)
“That is right. He bullied Camus Camus!” (Child B)
“Uun. It’s fine…Hiiro is…a guest” (Camus)
The children looked at Camus with a blank expression
“Nh? Is that so?” (Child A)
“If Camus Camus says so, then…” (Child B)
“I-I guess so…” (Child C)
The children seem to reluctantly accept Camus’s response. However, one of the children still glared at Hiiro as they spoke.
“G-got it!? Camus Camus said it’s okay,bu~t don’t get cocky.” (Child B)
“Shut up, brat!” (Hiiro)
As Hiiro returned the glare, the children cried “Hyi!” (TL: fearful/childish “Oh Crap!”) before hiding behind Camus.
“It seems like we’ve finally arrived at a conclusion.” (Sivan)
As Sivan spoke, Liliyn also reacted.
“But, as expected of the 《Red Rose》 . To find someone like that. I wasn’t expecting Camus to lose.” (Sivan)
“Hmph. I told you before, right? That you’ll be able to see something interesting.” (Liliyn)
“Hoh Hoh Hoh, that seems to be the case, huh.” (Sivan)
Sivan turned to face Hiiro as he spoke.
“That aside, ever since I met him, I’ve felt something strange coming from him. Who exactly is he?” (Sivan)
“I have no obligation to tell you.” (Liliyn)
“I also…want to know.” (Camus)
Camus, whose eyes sparkled(KiraKira) with child-like curiosity, had unknowingly appeared beside her, surprising the two.
“About Hiiro…can…you tell me?” (Camus)
“…I refuse. I’ll think about when you are also recognized by me.” (Liliyn)
Camus lowered his eyebrows regretfully. However, he made a declaration.
“Nn…I’ll make sure to hear it someday.” (Camus)
It seems that Camus had decided on something. However, Hiiro simply looked at Camus with an amazed expression as he let out a sigh. Liliyn then slipped closer to Hiiro and spoke in a small voice, similar to a whisper.
“As expected, you really are interesting.” (Liliyn)
“…I don’t know what you’re talking about.” (Hiiro)
This time, although Hiiro was annoyed by the fact that he had to improvise throughout the fight, he had inadvertently allowed Liliyn to see him use his magic several times as a result. Knowing her, she was most likely able to grasp the characteristics of Hiiro’s 《Word Magic》.
(Well, she doesn’t seem like someone that would reveal someone else’s secrets. Although it’s irritating having her watch me all the time, I guess I can let it go) (Hiiro)
With that decided, everyone returned to the Oasis.
“Hi,H-H-H-Hiiro-sama! I am so glad you are safe!” (Shamoe)
“Nofofofofo! As expected from Hiiro-sama! I believed in you, Nofofofofo!” (Silva)
As he thought they were too noisy, Hiiro looked at Shamoe and Silva who were making a ruckus. Hiiro wanted to relax and rest near the bank of the lake when he returned to the Oasis, yet, the impression of the last battle was so vivid in the mind of the two that they began to ramble about it.
“Shamoe…Shamoe…when you were sent flying, Shamoe’s heart almost stopped!” (Shamoe)
“Nofofofofo! When that happened, I too almost forgot to breath!” (Silva)
“It would have been great if you died like that, though.”(Liliyn)
“So harsh! Those words are too severe, Mistress! Nofofofofo!” (Silva)
Hiiro thought that it was excessively noisy as he covered his ears. Thinking that he’d have to deal with these three throughout his journey, Hiiro began to feel a queasy sensation in the pit of his stomach as he exasperatingly sighed.
“Hiiro…for a little bit…can I talk to you?” (Camus)
Camus approach Hiiro alone.
“What is it?” (Hiiro)
“…decided what?” (Hiiro)
“I will…also protect” (Camus)
“Protect what?” (Hiiro)
“Everything. I’m also…greedy.” (Camus)
Listening to the response, Hiiro involuntarily grinned.
“Have you told this to anyone else?” (Hiiro)
“I told Jii-chan. Jii-chan said…charge forward with…what I want to do.” (Camus)
“I see.” (Hiiro)
Hiiro looked at Camus’s face. He was clearly older than Hiiro, yet, in Hiiro’s eyes, he was still immature. No one would believe that a juvenile like Camus would be the chief of a tribe.
However, in reality, Camus currently holds the fate of his tribe within his hands. Such a Camus has now made a decision. In addition, the cause of that decision was undoubtedly himself. This was something that both Hiiro and Camus understood clearly.
“…Then, are you going to do it?” (Hiiro)
“Un….I…we will…defeat the monster of the desert” (Camus)
Indeed, it was something that they had agreed on. Protect everyone. There is a monster in the desert that can attack at any time. When it attacks, they would fight to escape and then find somewhere safe to reside in for a period of time. This was one way to protect his tribe. However there was always the chance that someone may get injured or killed during the monster’s assault. It was also clear that hiding in the shadows of monster would do nothing but hurt their pride and limit their possibilities.
In order to truly protect them, there was no choice but to eliminate the threat. If they couldn’t leave the desert yet still wanted to live in peace, then they had to get rid of a potential catastrophe.
That was the decision that Camus made in order to protect the children’s future. However, there was clearly some danger involved. Their opponent was a monster who absorbed the powers of the previous chief. Everyone was wary of the power that the previous chief possessed. If the Ashura group had participated in the battle, even with some risk, they might have been able to defeat it.
However, Camus, before today, was unwilling to take that risk as he would have to face a monster that resembled his father. But today, he had arrived at a decision. In order to protect the future of the tribe, he had to defeat that monster. Even though, the monster looked liked him, it was not his father. Camus realized that the monster is a monster. He realized that through Hiiro. In order to protect the tribe, he needed to move forward. As he was told thus, he made this decision.
That aside, there was clearly a huge risk. Camus knew that if everyone fought the monster, then they would be able to defeat it somehow. However, there was a high chance that someone would get hurt or killed in the battle. Because of this, he faced Hiiro and spoke.
“Hiiro…lend me your strength.” (Camus)
(TL: Unedited but can be read XD.)
Oh boy. Finally, we get a good fight.
And it only took us…a long time.
Disclaimer: The topic discussed below is not meant to be an attack/criticism on anyone. It is purely made to address a concern that has started to seep into the TL team. If this does indeed offend some, I apologize profusely for the wrath that I have incurred as I go off and play Toukiden while watching T.V.
Alright. I’m gonna borrow ELYSION’s Class (Hater’s Magnet in case you didn’t know) and bring this topic up because I feel that it’s something that needs to be addressed.
Our Translation Team has really expanded, no doubt thanks to readers like you guys. We’ve now got 8-9 people on the project.
Because of this, however, I’ve noticed that the translations have started to become a little…disorganized.
Now, although I’m not a perfectionist, I believe that there should be some sort of quality control in this project. After all, if we’re doing it, we may as well strive to make it great so you guys can have the best reading experience.
While I’ve talked with NB and he seems to share my sentiments, as the team expanded, it’s gotten harder to ensure quality in each chapter. Especially since our editing team has been limited and crippled (I understand Dalmenuis. It’s not your fault that your laptop/net broke down).
Now then. Why am I telling you this? Because I’d like to collect your thoughts on this matter.
Now, I’m not expecting us to change so quickly based on your answers. I’m not even sure if we’ll be changing at all. I just want to give you guys, the readers, a chance to have a say about what you’d like from us.
Also, if you’re interested in the other TL’s views, here they are (as far as I can tell. You’re probably better off asking them yourselves):
NetBlazer (NB): Prefers Quality over Quantity
ELYSION (EL): Wants to produce a large quantity of Trans very quickly
Yoraikun (YK): Quick Quality. (XJ: No, we cannot all be like Yorai-sama.)
XCrossJ (XJ): Does this for a hobby, but can’t help translating meticulously… Primarily focuses on Quality, but tries to pump them out quickly…
CapsUsingShift (Caps): Does this for a hobby. Translates in spare time. Quality.
Dalmenuis (Dal): Quality (I think?)
Pummel (Pum): ? (Don’t know. Haven’t had the chance to find out)
Loliquent (Loli): ? (Same as Pummel)
(E: ELYSION, I know you wanna pump out releases quickly, but try and slow down a bit. Sometimes, the translation’s meaning got slightly lost. Still, good job.)
(TL : Yeah, I finish it as fast as I could. Sometimes, I skip reading the details bit and just write it. Guess I need to slow down a bit.)
Hiiro and Camus stood atop the desert after leaving the Oasis with Jin-u’s guidance. Wondering what’s going on, those of the <Ashura Tribe> came to observe. Among said observers were kids.
The children are, of course, cheering for Camus. As for Hiiro-
“Good luck, my Comrade !” (Silva)
“D-Do your best ! Hiiro-sama !” (Shamoe)
Silva and Shamoe cheered for him, yet, he twitched at Silva’s support.
(Who the hell is your comrade….?) (Hiiro)
Of course, Hiiro understood that he meant the comrade of Liliyn’s fanclub. If he hit Silva, he will…
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Another chapter done. We’ll soon be up to the good part at the rate things are going.
Enjoy the chapter.
We’re, once again, undecided about the name of these characters. You know what to do…
Edit: I know that NB posted a poll about this a while ago. However, I feel that the choices were quite limited. Not to mention, he didn’t really discuss alternatives with us…(he’s busy so it can’t be helped.) Feel free not to vote if you don’t want to. I just thought I’d give the alternatives a chance.
(This is the first web chapter. If you enjoyed it please subscribe to this blog, so I can build up the willpower to keep going, and write a interesting adventure story. Actually, I’ll keep going regardless, I wonder what kind of world would I be able build up)
Prologue: The Dark Lord’s Minion
As his head broke the surface of the pitch black waters, he gasp for breath.
“The summoning has succeeded!” (Demon)
The hooded demon then held up a necklace, with an emerald green crystal hanging at the end.
He looked at the emerald crystal and his mind went blank.
“Now, pick up a weapon and bring the wrath of the Dark Lord upon his enemies!” (Demon)
His mind was filled with images of glory, power, wealth, and destruction. He was overjoyed by them, and walked to the weapon rack and drew a sword and raised it in the air and shouted with pride. The sword felt light and soft in his grip, he was strong. Or so he thought.
There was only awkward silence. If a demon can look anymore depressed it was at this moment.
“Another failure…” (Demon)
He looked at the demon with an astonished expression and lowered the sword. What was a sword before, was now a yellow fruit.
“Wait, I, t-this isn’t it!” (Summoned person)
He reached toward the weapon rack and grabbed a spear. The moment he held it turned into a rubber duck. Something was definitely wrong.
“No…Maybe this” (Summoned person)
He tried to reach for a shield, but a dark bolt flew at him and knocked him off his feet.
“Do you know how much those cost. Go dig your own grave, failure” (Demon)
He tried to defend but the demon held up the crystal again and the world went white, and the only command that was engraved into his mind at that moment, was to kill everything.
A circle of light lit up the night, in the middle of a forest somewhere.
“What was that?” (Boy)
“I don’t know. Lets check it out.” (Girl)
“Hey, don’t, it could be a monster or something worse.” (Boy)
But it was too late, the boy heard the rustling of branch as his sister jumped towards a tree heading in the direction of the pillar of light. He sighed and reluctantly followed. He knew that his sister was strong, and could even be stronger than him but her curiosity and spontaneity was something troublesome.
The duo swiftly and silently made their way toward the fading pillar of light. The moment they got there they saw a person in unfamiliar attire punching a tree and shouting random sentences.
“Hahahaha, die you stupid tree, feel the wrath of the Dark Lord” (Unknown crazy person)
The two looked with a bewildered expression. By inspecting the area there were various strange objects littered in the person’s vicinity. Objects that they’ve never seen before.
The person then turned and faced them. They were a bit surprised since they were sure that they hide their presence well.
“More victims, die in the name of the Dark Lord” (Unknown crazy person)
The person picked up something from the ground and tossed it at them. They saw that the moment he touched it changed to something white and round. By instinct, they moved out of the way and the round object shattered near a tree.
“Hmm, taste like raw eggs.” (Girl)
“Hey, don’t go putting unknown things in your mouth.” (Boy)
“He is interesting, lets take him home to father” (Girl)
“He called out the dark lord, he is probably one of his minions sent to wreak havoc, we should just kill him and go home before he causes any more trouble here” (Boy)
“No, if you looked carefully, he is just mind controlled.” (Girl)
The boy focused and looked at the person’s aura, its colors were in complete contrast to his actions. What she say was true, but he thought that there is was no point in bringing a mad man. But since, his father is also a bit of a mad man; who likes collecting various things from around the world. The boy could not help but look at pity at the person, who would potentially become another experiment for his father.
The person became even more enraged as he saw the boy’s concerned expression.
“You dare look down on me brats! Feel my…” (Unknown crazy person)
The girl rushed at him quickly, and punched him in the stomach.
Having all the air knocked out of him painfully he lost consciousness. Whatever he held in his hand at that moment dropped on the ground and started sparking. Seeing that the boy shouted.
“Quick, get him out of that place!” (Boy)
“Uhm, alright” (Girl)
The girl promptly placed the person’s body, which clearly weighed much more than her, effortlessly on her shoulders and jumped away from the area. An instant later, a fierce explosion erupted from where the object dropped on the ground, and a shockwave reverberated through the ground.
She said as she rode the shockwave and landed gracefully nearby unscathed.
“You are always trouble. Lets head back. The light probably attracted other people. I hate to have to make an excuse for the Kingdom Patrol Guards again. I don’t even think we should bring him with us.” (Boy)
“Free fresh eggs. Lets head back” (Girl)
The boy sighed and followed.