Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken - Chapter 68 (Edited)

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Translator:
Guro & Yukkuri Oniisan
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Soul and Hope

3 days have passed.
Shion hasn’t woken up yet.
I think she sleeps too much. Really, I wish she would stop doing such a thing.
……
No, I know.
I know she will never open her eyes again.
However, I did not want to admit it.
I wish she could always fool around and making her usual crap and unpleasant cooking.
But, such wishes will not come true.
Because a dead person will never come back again.....

Notification. The analysis of the barrier that covers the surroundings had ended.
     Cancellation is possible. Do you want to execute it?  YES/NO

No, you may not execute it yet.
It seems that the analysis of the barrier byGreat Sagehad ended.
It took more time than I thought; perhaps it’s due to the size of the barrier, which covers the whole city. It might have been because I ate a part of the barrier earlier that I was able to completely analyze it.
Whatever.....
The barrier too, I don’t care anymore.
What is the result of the other investigation?

Notification. The search result, not found. Magic related to reviving the dead was not discovered.

Is that so.....?
No, that might be so.
There's no way such convenient magic can be discovered so easily. It's only natural.
But perhaps there could be another way... couldn't there be?
It's useless to think about it. Even if this is a struggle in vain, I won't give up on it.

Shion hasn't opened her eyes.
Isn’t it natural for her to sleep.....?
However, I will muster all my abilities and I will find out whether there is a way or not.
With my magic power I shall protect her body. And not just Shion's, but also the bodies of all the people that sleep here.
This way their bodies will not decompose.
Their bodies will be sustained by magic power, they will never disappear.
It might a be useless thing to do. However, I’m still hung up on revival.
But, still no results.
According to the magic book I obtained from the school, Revival magic doesn't exist.
Is that so? I expected as much.
I’m praying that you all will awake someday, so please sleep inside me for the time being.
So I thought, as I try to absorb everyone.

Danna, I’m sorry.... I’m late.
Rimuru-Danna, how should I put it?.....

While calling out to me, some people are approaching.
Just give me a moment. I immediately get back on my feet..
Or so I thought,

Rimuru-san, you see....
Although the possibilities are still low...., erm, more like zero actually.....
There are several fairy tales about reviving the dead.

Hearing those words, I feel my alienated mind struck back with a click.
I could sense my mind return to my body.

Please tell me the details, Ellen

I turn around and face the three adventurers.
As long as there is a possibility, I will not hesitate to take it.
Ellen nods, and begins her stories....

.............
..........
......

I heard Ellen’s stories.
Although they are only fairy tales, they seem to be based off of real events.

The first story went like this:
The Legend of A Girl and Her Pet Dragon.
Once upon a time there was a girl who helplessly watched her Dragon die. The Girl lamented the death of her pet dragon who was her sole friend, and in her fit of rage she, alone, destroyed the country responsible for the death of her dragon.
In that country resided 10,000 souls.
Thus, the girl evolved into a Demon Lord. And at that moment, a miracle occurred.
The girl’s soul became connected to the Dragon’s. As the girl evolved, so did the dragon.
However, the miracle only reached that far before it had ended.
The dragon’s soul had already disappeared when it died. Lacking a soul it revived as a wicked chaos dragon.
As if it was answering the girls wish to bring calamity to the world, it transformed into a wicked dragon.
When she awoke from her fit of rage the girl had become a demon lord. Even though she was grieving, she made the decision to personally seal the chaos dragon who was both her pet and sole friend.
And so, the story ends with the girl sealing the dragon.

Besides that one, there was a story about a vampire girl who revived after her blood was drained, and one about a spirit magician who was brought back to life. In every story the character who was revived suffered a great change in their personality, like they had become a completely different person.
These had been written in prohibited and forbidden books.
The only copy of these books exist in the Secret Library of Sorcery Dynasty of Sarion.
But, it doesn’t matter.
So the problem now....
is evolution, huh?
It’s a fact that the evolution of a monster is vague. Just having a name is something significant.
Isn’t there a possibility? That if I also became a Demon Lord......
However, it’s meaningless if the monster lacks a soul... but...
No, wait! Currently there is a barrier surrounding this area that no monster can pass through.
If you really think about it... isn’t there also a possibility that the soul won’t become dispersed?

Solution. The possibility that Shion’s and the others’ souls still exist is 3.14%

Isn’t that Pi (π)! Uh, not that...
The possibility sounds low, but to me it sounds tremendously high.
There is a 3% probability to revive them from the dead; it’s something to be believed in.
After all, I won't believe that the stubborn Shion can die just like that. I must bear it.
At last I see hope. Now, the problem is how to accomplish this!
Whether or not it’s possible for me to become a Demon Lord, however...

Solution. Master has already fulfilled the conditions for a Demon Lord’s Seed.
To fulfill the condition for evolving into the Demon Lord (for the Seed to sprout), it is necessary to sacrifice 10,000 Human beings (Souls).

So, that's it? Easy.
To think becoming a Demon Lord is so easy.
I just need to dispose 10,000 pieces of human trash. What an easy job.
And if it’s still not enough, I’ll just need to dispose some more.
Right, fortunately for me, the food was already here. The wheels had turned.
At that time,

Ellen, for sharing those stories with me, you have my gratitude.  However...
Is it all right for you to let me become a Demon Lord?

I stare at Ellen while saying that.
Ellen cast down her head and became silent.
Then she raised it, and with resolve in her voice, replied.

I originally come from the Sorcery Dynasty of Sarion.
To be honest, I yearned for the freedom of an adventurer.
But it’s fine.
Right now I also want to help Shion-chan.
The Church is unforgivable.
Being a monster automatically makes you evil? I really hate that kind of thinking.
I’m sharing with you because I already understand that things will not stay the same as they were before.
Even if I continue on as an Adventurer, surely it'll only cause problems for the Freedom Association.
So, you see...
I have decided to join this country.
I want to spend the remainder of my life in this country.
That's okay, right? Rimiru-chan...

Hearing those words, Cabal silently shakes his head and Gido stares at the sky with his eyes closed.
I look at them as if waiting for their response,

Well~. If Ojou-sama says so, as your bodyguard I won’t object.
Neesan.... No, Ellen-sama. Are you sure this is what you want?

The two of them look at Ellen resolvedly.
It seems they are not just a mere adventurers.

Ellen... her real name is Eryune and she seems to be a noble from Sorcery Dynasty of Sarion.
She studied at the Royal Capital Academy, afterwards leaving the country because she yearned to be an adventurer.
Her two bodyguards followed her.......

It's possible that when Rimuru-chan becomes a Demon Lord, my whereabouts will be leaked.
There's no way the Intelligence Bureau will leave that information alone.
Even if I refuse, the country will try to bring me back.
So, you see, I want help the best I can.
Until the last minute, I want to see how this will end with my own eyes.

She stares at me with serious intent.
I already obtained the needed information.
I don't know how much the response of the neighboring Sorcery Dynasty of Sarion will influence this country, but I can't disregard the fact that Ellen may be forcefully taken away.
However, I had judged that there is still no explicit danger to her for now.
That will be a matter for another day.

Well, we'll put that matter on hold for now.
I want to avoid doing anything that would increase our number of enemies.
Is that so? It can't be helped.
But, whether or not Shion-chan can be saved... I hope you'll let me see this through to the end?
I understand, as thanks for information Ellen-san gave me,
I don't mind if you want to stay till the end.
However, if I become a Demon Lord and my personality changes, don’t hold me responsible if I end up attacking you, understood?
Umm... I don't like that, but so be~ it.
I believe in Rimuru-chan!
Heyhey... Ojou... you got us involved as well?
Really, so be~ it...
There is no way around it, Danna. Ellen-sama is always like this, every time.

Even though those two are sighing, they aren't opposing to it.
Despite the impression they made, these two are deeply devoted to Ellen.
Still, the decision has already been decided now.
To save Shion!
For that reason, if it is necessary for me to become a Demon Lord, I'm fine with that.
In about 3 days, the enemy's main army will conduct their attack.
The situation had already been confirmed.
Now, how should we proceed?
To decide this ambitious plan, it’s too early to talk about it.
To conduct a preparatory meeting, it is necessary for everyone to attend it.
If the barrier is lifted up suddenly, Shion’s and others’ soul may disperse and disappear.
Fearing that, I erect the greatest barrier that covers the entire city using my magic power.
A surprising amount of energy is consumed by doing it, but I am not concerned about it now.
Instead, compared to the sense of hopelessness that I felt yesterday, I am now feeling delighted.
Despite it might seem useless if you think about it, I’m glad I analyzed the barrier. Thanks to it, there’s a possibility for the revival of Shion and the others.
Receiving the report that the executives had gathered promptly, I go towards the conference room.
In that place, there are three uninvited people.
The executives don’t understand why the three are here, so they are perplexed

Danna, I apologize for things that happen now...... I didn’t think my country would do such reckless action.

Youmu said that while bowing his head.
The two people beside him Grucius and Myulan also bowed their head.
For some reason Myulan doesn’t raise her bowed head and kept looking down.
I thought it’s suspicious.

Grucius, Because you helped Youmu to inform me, You have my gratitude.
By the way, there’s an important question.
I remember that there’s a barrier that’s covering this city that prevent any monsters from entering, so how did you guys pass it?
Wh, what are you saying? I’m a Human......
Sorry, but there’s no time to play dumb. I know the facts that you and Myulan are Devil.

I ask the question I had prepared before, Grucius stopped playing dumb.
Youmu is not surprised by that. It seems he had already known about it.

It exposed huh.... Even though I thought my disguise as a human was perfect.
The barrier had also influenced me and Myulan.
In fact, I’m only assisted, Myulan was the one who actually lifted up the barrier herself.
That’s..., right. It’s my specialty, not only Black Magic (Jujutsu/Hex) and Magic Arts (Majutsu/Sorcery), Barrier Arts  is also my specialty.....
Entry is possible if you obstruct the flow of energy. But it will be restored once you enter....
Other than that, there is something that I must ask to you for your forgiveness.

It was the first time she raised her head, and made eye contact with me.
Something she wants to be forgiven for? I don’t think there is anything like that.
While drinking the tea that Shuna served, I decide to hear the three’s stories.

[Actually, I’m a subordinate of Demon Lord Clayman....
Clayman is the Demon Lord that was called as the Marionette Master.
The mission he gave to me was to do a secret investigation of this city.
And so, I reported to him the information about this city that I obtained, at that time he was in a good mood and said,
“After you finish the next ordered task, you will be released.” Something likes that.
I was deprived from my heart by Clayman, my life and death was in his hands.
Because of that I can’t go against any of his orders, so I was rejoiced that he would reward me with my freedom.
And the last order he gave me was...

Youmu and the Frontier Garrison suddenly received a summoning order to return and report.
Even if it sounds strange, all of them couldn’t disobey the order and so they returned to the Earl fiefdom in Falmas Kingdom.
Then, when they entered the Earl fiefdom, they noticed that there were a lot of soldiers.
When the scout returned with the information, which said: there will be an attack on the Monster’s country.
Youmu that recognized this as Rimuru’s Country, immediately asked Grucius and Myuran to relay this information.
Those two are new recruits, they are also not the Earl’s subordinate, so their face hasn’t been known yet.
So they can be left out from the Earl summons.
Receiving their orders, Grucius was to report to me, while Myuran was to inform the City.
But then, the tragedy occurred.
The reason was, because the report from Myuran never arrived. That was the reason why Myuran is asking for my forgiveness.
The cause why she never sent the message was because she received Clayman’s order.
This is what Clayman said that time.

It has become interesting! For a war between Human and Monsters to occur.
What an ideal development.
Myulan, this is my last order.
Don’t relay the message to the Monster’s City.
Human and monster detest each other,  so induce them so they come to war!

The purpose was to cause a war.
Although he said that this was the last order, she never received her heart back.
And thus we come to this condition right now.

Danna! You can be angry. But, I hope if you can, please forgive Myulan!

Youmu is desperately protecting Myulan.
However, does the fault lie with Youmu?
The one, who wronged me, was not Youmu, but the government of Falmas Kingdom. No! It is the king himself.
Youmu and I had a common goal, he also regrets he wasn't able to inform me, but he didn't have any bad intentions.
This guy (Youmu) has a strong sense of responsibility. 
I think he was a good guy.
I then stand up, and walk naturally to besides Youmu.
And, I casually move my hand and pierce Myulan’s chest.

Danna!!!

I heard Youmu’s voice panicking, I’m Ignoring it.
Myulan opening her eyes widely in astonishment, and resigned herself to her fate.
Because there’s a clear difference in ability, it’s useless to resist. A wise decision.
With my hands, I crush Myulan’s temporary heart, and lift the curse, and then I create a new core.
It’s something easy for me to do now.
While she opened her eyes widely with a confused look, I speak to the motionless Myuran.

It was fortunate, there is a possibility that Shion and the others can be revived.
If I haven’t heard about the stories, you would be dead by now.
Eh?
She, still... alive?
!?

I ignore the reactions from those 3 people.

This is your last chance. So, use it well.

I speak.
Yes, I won’t forgive another failure.

Myuran, with this you are now free.
Be good to Youmu. From now on, go where you want to go and do what you want to do.
But, before that please tell me everything you know about that damn bastard Clayman.

Myuran nods to my request.
And so, I learned many information about Clayman.
 ………
 ……
 

So in conclusion, it is Clayman who instigated Gelmudo to manipulate the Orc Lord’s rampage incident?
To that question, Myulan silently nods.
Hearing this, Benimaru and Hakurou fold their hand with a glum look on their face.
That person, I decided in my heart that I will personally murder him.
Manipulating people and bringing conflicts.
Not only that, this time he also caused our city to be swallowed up in this great misfortune.
Forgive him? Like Hell I will!

I had heard enough information, now is to ask her what she want for her future.

Well... even though I finally got a taste of my long awaited freedom, I think it is fine to be tied again for the short period of a human lifetime~

So that is her answer.
Youmu face turns red.
There is not much that I can do in this situation, but giving them my blessing.

I see. By the way, Youmu. I have something to ask you for....
It’s my pleasure. If it is what Danna wish for, I will do anything.
Good.
I knew he would say that.
It’s like what I planned, just like helping Myulan.
I didn’t had any plan like this before, but now I won’t permit any failure.

You, please become a king

I said it like it was a petty thing.
Wha? Youmu looks at my face.
I then explain my idea to everyone.

Basically, this time everyone who attacks us will be eradicated.
This point is not negotiable anymore.
Then the next problem is the Falmas Kingdom.
Shall I massacre every citizen in there? So it’s like that, but there is no reason to do such thing.
If the sacrifice (souls) numbers isn’t sufficient to fulfill the requirement to evolve into Demon Lord, I would, without any second thoughts massacre them all, but fortunately it seems that the number of people who are going to attack are sufficient.
From the information Youmu had, the number of troops exceeds 10.000.
It was really helpful, this is what I really think. It’s weird that I would say it was helpful for the enemy to have a large numbers.
Because the requirement is to kill, it is something that I can easily do right now.
So after annihilating the army, what will I do next after becoming a Demon Lord?
This is the problem.
Even if I kill everyone who dares to attack, if it possible I want to held a cease fire agreement.
But after I kill everyone in the upper echelon of the government. Who will be the responsible party for such agreement?
Not only that, if the central government is empty, the citizens will surely become concerned.

So? That is when your role come into the stage.

How’s that? Youmu is thinking.
Youmu’s role is to purge all the corrupt officials.
Thought I will kill every bastard that comes into my sight, I want someone to depend on to cleanse all the remaining trashes that still remain in the country.
At the same time, calming the citizens, and to be crowned as the new king.
It’s for the sake of establishing diplomatic ties between our countries.

Don’t say it so lightly... Me? Become a king?
Isn’t it easy? Even I become a King. So you can also become one too.
Well, even if I become a king, it’s more like a Demon King.

Youmu, Rimuru-sama think if it’s you then you can do it.
I also will, in the stormy days or in the sunny days, I promise to always be there to support you.

Those words of Myulan acts as his support.
Now with heartfelt resolution, Youmu nods to me.
Those two, they are really affectionate to each other.
We shake hands.
The preparatory meeting had completely ended with every detail pointed out.
Now about whether I become a Demon Lord or not.
About, whether Shion and others can be revived or not.
Someone who lost their life cannot return ever again.
However, Shion and the others haven’t been lost yet.
So there is a possibility.
I am an atheist. I don’t believe in any gods. But, now I decide to hold a prayer.
To the one who governs all miracles.
If it was Hinata, in this situation, she might choose to ignore such a useless act.
It might really be useless.
But if I sincerely believe when I pray,
Shion and the others will surely be okay.

The moonlight's reflection, which basks me with those small lights.
And those lights, seems to gently affirm my prayer.
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13 comments:

  1. *Sob* So sad
    Thanks for this chapter

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  2. Seems this chapter really have went tons of edits huh....

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  3. how do you think he react after finding out what the bastard did to his demon lord lolli Goth friend.

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  4. No, that selfish bitch with no respect for life should just die a painful death by slowly torturing her and let her know puniness and uselessness.
    She treated life like nothing and had respect for it, looking down on everything. From I what I know, whether the person’s past is shit or not, that not mean she can do whatever she wants or she treat others who are undeserving to be so.
    Unlike Rimaru who at least had a proper respect for lives.

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  5. No, that selfish bitch with no respect for life should just die a painful death by slowly torturing her and let her know puniness and uselessness.
    She treated life like nothing and had respect for it, looking down on everything. From I what I know, whether the person’s past is shit or not, that not mean she can do whatever she wants or she treat others who are undeserving to be so.
    Unlike Rimaru who at least had a proper respect for lives.

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  6. That story about a girl and a dragon.. I believe it was about that little Demon Lord

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    1. Isn't it a nod to 'Superior' (manga)?

      Or, rather, there seems to be an abundance of "cute demon loli loses her dragon >>> naive genocidal Maou believes her way is just and right" plots... is this based off some old myth or fairy tale?

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  7. Good Idea.. if your a powerful monster might as well become a demon lord. Its kinda sad he wont own the country anymore.. im not sure what to expect but this chapter left me with all kinds of feelings

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  8. thank you for the chapter!! a little bit feedback, it would be :

    So, you see...
    I have decided to join this country.
    I want to spend the remainder of my life in this country.
    That's okay, right? Rimiru-chan...」

    Hearing those words, Cabal silently shakes his head and Gido stares at the sky with his eyes closed.
    I look at them as if waiting for their response,
    「Well~. If Ojou-sama says so, as you're bodyguard I won’t object.」
    「Neesan.... No, Ellen-sama. Are you sure this is what you want?」


    should be :

    So, you see...
    I have decided to join this country.
    I want to spend the remainder of my life in this country.
    That's okay, right? Rimuru-chan...」


    Hearing those words, Cabal silently shakes his head and Gido stares at the sky with his eyes closed.
    I look at them as if waiting for their response,
    「Well~. If Ojou-sama says so, as your bodyguard I won’t object.」
    「Neesan.... No, Ellen-sama. Are you sure this is what you want?」

    correction, thank you !!

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  9. your site needs a better zoom function words are sooooooo small

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