Chapter 97: Lies

Oh God, Rafatalia is scary…


“Eh?” (Naofumi)

At that time, Rafatalia was explaining things to me. I felt an unexpected aura coming from her.
Firo also has some aptitude for sensing presences, and she backs away.
Well, it’s more like she lives by her instincts, she can interpret subtle signs.
Rafatalia was able to link all the unfortunate events that occurred until now, and make deductions based on that.

“W-what could you be talking about?” (Itsuki)

This is that, isn’t it?
Itsuki did nothing until Rafatalia and Firo were in trouble. It’s like that…
In action anime, when the hero’s comrades were mere millimeters from death, the main character would make a flashy entrance and rescue them. That situation comes to mind.
I was an Otaku before I came to this world, I did think those scenes were cool
But those scenes don’t really exist in reality.

“Do you think Firo didn’t realize it? From the start, the bow person was watching without doing anything wasn’t he?” (Firo)
“I’m asking what you mean by doing nothing.” (Itsuki)
“The spear guy, the sword guy and master have relaxed before, but the bow guy was wa~y more relaxed. But whenever we were about to get hit, the arrow would come flying out.” (Firo)

Firo extends her wings and gestures to show a rain of arrows.
So Itsuki was loafing around waiting for the moment to act cool.

“I’m saying, I wasn’t doing nothing!” (Itsuki)
“Then why didn’t you use the skill you used before again?” (Firo)
“T-that’s because of my SP and the cool-down time…” (Itsuki)
“Shouldn’t you have thought of that beforehand? I think that would make fighting easier.” (Firo)

Firo’s inquisition began.
Rafatalia, who had pretty much reached the same conclusion, does not stop Firo.

“Firo knows. Bow person, you didn’t prepare any arrows until Rafatalia-oneechan was getting into a pinch.” (Firo)
“Wait, what?” (Rafatalia)
“You’re wrong. There’s no way I would do that.” (Itsuki)
“Then why didn’t you fire any arrows?” (Firo)
(TL: Firo is asking questions like a child, you know when small children just ask long series of questions without visible animosity.)
“No, I did fire them” (Itsuki)
“No, the gap between your skills this time was longer than the gap between the previous skills” (Firo)

Firo corners Itsuki with a barrage of questions.
And from Firo’s mouth, complaints come one after the other.

“At first I thought that it was just that sort of weapon, but back then, I realized I was wrong. Hey, hey, why is Bow Person holding back?” (Firo)
“And I’m saying that I wasn’t holding back!” (Itsuki)
“And whenever Oneechan seemed like she was going to get hit, why did you look a little happy?” (Firo)
“…W-what?” (Itsuki)

I was getting close to my boiling point, and was about to release my frustration. I think Rafatalia sensed this.
Firo’s childish inquisition shows no signs of stopping.

“You’re wrong. Why is this child saying such things?” (Itsuki)
“Hey, Hey, why won’t you tell Firo?” (Firo)

Firo continues to pressure Itsuki, while tilting her head with a face full of curiosity
Finally, Rafatalia, who has also had enough, joins Firo in her questioning.

“… If you could shoot attacks that powerful, why didn’t you do that from the beginning?” (Rafatalia)
“And I’m saying there was a problem with my SP and cool-down time so…” (Itsuki)
“We had bought you plenty of time to recover SP. If you had shot an arrow at the beginning, the previous battle would have been much easier. Also, if you are that strong, why don’t you shoot your arrows, do you have any intention of winning?” (Rafatalia)
“I-I have my reasons. Every time I use my bow, I lose SP.” (Itsuki)
“Hey, Hey, why won’t you tell us the truth? The Bow Person is lying. Firo can tell.” (Firo)
“… Is what she says. What do you have to say for yourself?” (Rafatalia)

Rafatalia is so angry that I can sense Magic power seeping out of her.
I think Itsuki could sense Rafatalia’s anger as well.

“When you shoot your bow, do you really lose something?” (Rafatalia)
“Y-yes” (Itsuki)
“Well, if something is draining it should also replenish. Naofumi told me that SP recovers quite quickly” (Rafatalia)

Even if it drains that quickly, there should be a limit.
He should have enough SP to fire off consecutive skills to some extent. But there’s no reason for him to hold back at this point.

“Hey, Hey, are you possibly trying to act cool like the Spear guy?” (Firo)
“Y-you’re wrong. Do I look like someone who would show off like Motoyasu” (Itsuki)

Itsuki’s proud demeanor has vanished, and he is desperately denying the accusations.
But the perceptive Rafatalia only saw confirmation of her statements.

“Um, you know.  I thought that because whenever me or Oneechan seem to get into a pinch, your eyes seem to sparkle.” (Firo)

Firo points her finger at Itsuki and strikes a pose. Her eyes are also sparkling
(TL: They describe what seems to be the OBJECTION! Pose here)
Rafatalia is staring holes into Itsuki.

“And when we get out of pinches by ourselves, you seem to make a sad face and you put down your bow.” (Firo)
“There’s no way I would do that, I’m a hero, you know!” (Itsuki)
“Then tell me, how much SP does each skill take, how much cool-down time do you need?” (Rafatalia)
“Um… Each shot takes around half of my SP, and the refill time is 15 minutes” (Itsuki)
“Your eyes are looking down. Bow Person, that’s the same face you were making when you were lying.” (Firo)

Rafatalia’s hate is only growing.
It seems she will cut him down if he lies again.
Well, Rafatalia probably won’t go that far…

“I-it’s not a lie! What could this child be saying?” (Itsuki)
“… Then the next time we meet that enemy, please shoot it in the beginning. It’s already been 15 minutes, so you should be able to do it. We’ll watch over you.”
“What the hell are you saying?!” (Itsuki)
“I want to check if you’re telling the truth. I believe in you. Please use your arrows until your SP runs out. After that, retreat to a safe area, and we’ll help you.” (Firo)
“D-do you plan on making me fight alone!?” (Itsuki)
“There’s no problem, we want to see just how strong the Hero of the Bow really is. The Hero of the Spear did this too.” (Rafatalia)

And so, Rafatalia pressured Itsuki into fighting.
And, as if on command, another Karma Squirrel Famillia appeared.
Rafatalia went into hiding and began counting with her own heart rate.
The Karma Squirrel Familia Charged, and Itsuki fared quite well… He unleashed a large rain of arrow on the incoming enemy. It dealt a lot of damage.

“That attack was much more potent than any of the ones he used when fighting with us.” (Rafatalia)
“T-twas a coincidence… how strange.” (Itsuki)
“Your arrows had much more power behind them than before.” (Firo)

Firo continued to corner Itsuki
And then…


In one shot, every single one of the Karma Squirrel Familia lay down dead.
Itsuki wipes off his sweat.

“You’re out.” (Rafatalia)
“Hah?” (Itsuki)
“It has only been 6 minutes since you last attacked. Even for exaggeration, this is too much.” (Rafatalia)
“A-are you sure it’s not your imagination?” (Itsuki)
“That’s enough. I can no longer trust a liar like you.” (Rafatalia)

And with that, Rafatalia left the party.

“Wha- Are you just going to leave like that?” (Itsuki)
“As long as you lie, I cannot leave the back line to you, and I cannot fight in the front to protect you.” (Rafatalia)

The road back had little danger, and Rafatalia was easily able to return by herself.
Firo was still curios about why Itsuki was holding back, so she stayed in the party and kept pestering him.

“Oneechan, Firo will fight with the Bow Person.” (Firo)
“Yes, that will probably bring less trouble to Naofumi. But you shouldn’t trust that man.” (Rafatalia)
“Understood!” (Firo)

And that’s how, in just the first day, Rafatalia left the party and went to level on her own.
She vented all her anger on the poor monsters, and eventually calmed down.
It seems she hates lies.
And Rafatalia is a warrior, she hates people who hold back.

“In just an hour, you lied to your comrades. I can’t believe you. I have no desire to leave my back to your bow.” (Rafatalia)

Rafatalia confronts Itsuki and says as such.
Her gaze is colder than ice.
To be more specific, her eyes are dead. (TL: imagine Yandere stare)
This is the first time I have seen Rafatalia like this.

“Itsuki-sama! What do you think you are saying to Itsuki-sama!? I won’t allow this!” (Armor)

An angry Armor tries to go after Rafatalia
Rafatalia stares at him expressionlessly.

“I hate people who care for nothing but their pride.” (Rafatalia)

Rafatalia grabs Armor’s extended arm and squeezes it tightly.
His gauntlets are letting out a metallic creaking sound.
I am honestly afraid right now.
That’s just how angry Rafatalia is right now.

“The hell, this girl is ridiculously strong.” (Armor)

Despite her looks, Rafatalia does possess high strength.
If you take away her self-control, this is what will happen.

“Please leave it at that.” (Naofumi)

At my command, Rafatalia stares at Itsuki for one last time, and finally lets go.

About Yoraikun

A college student who really should be doing something more productive with his time. Also, he can read a bit of Japanese.
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185 Responses to Chapter 97: Lies

  1. Anonymous says:

    So…. Wrathtalia?

    Liked by 11 people

  2. lozlo says:

    I’m curious, so hopefully it’s okay to ask. Why did you go with Rafatalia instead of Raphtalia or the katakana Rafutaria/Rafutalia?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Yoraikun says:

      I’ don’t really have a reason, I’ve just kept it like that for a bit. I will change it if really necessary.


      • laclongquan says:

        Whatever keep you going, dude~ Difference in names is small potato.


      • lozlo says:

        It’s not really important. I was just curious if there was a reason for it. Like something special about the combination in katakana, If it’s your personal preference that’s fine. I’ve always believed it’s the translators right to pick names and such how they wish. I’m glad to just get to read the series, and with such fast releases. If something bothers me too much I’ll just copy/paste and then use find/replace for myself, lol.


        • Yoraikun says:

          No, her name is definitely written out as Rafutalia o Raphtalia,but the f before the t sound just seems awkward to me, I mean pronouncing it like Raftalia doesn’t seem like a name of a person and Rafatalia is easier to say

          Liked by 1 person

        • lozlo says:

          Well, if things keep going like this I think we’ll be calling her Wrathtalia soon, lol. Although I wouldn’t mind seeing her kick some hero/companion butt.


  3. k says:

    Thank for the update


  4. Me? says:

    angry Raphtalia might be able to defeat heroes one by one at that state.


  5. Peter says:

    Thank you for the translation.


  6. TypeXIX says:

    Idle question. Exactly what happened to all the Japanese Americans?
    Are they still around or did they assimilate themselves out of existence?


    • Yoraikun says:

      ? of course there are people in america of Japanese descent, and people still coming from there now… I don’t really understand your question


      • TypeXIX says:

        Oh, it’s just that you don’t hear much about them or see them around anymore.
        Yes, but they come over here because of University work, not
        to become citizens for the most part. The only Japanese Americans
        I ever knew was either 3/4 white or 3/4 black.


        • Anonymous says:

          It is possible that the underrepresentation of Japanese American’s may have been largely influenced by Japanese Internment in the mid-1900’s as the experience itself may have encouraged many families to return to Japan. Now that generational barriers have been crossed, more and more Japanese youths are making their way to America as students. Of course this isn’t generalizable as it doesn’t take into account each and every experience but it would serve to explain your situation.

          There are cultural, economic, etc. reasons for the seemingly lacking representation but in the end, this discussion is just too broad of a topic to have a definite answer.


        • Yoraikun says:

          Is there any point in this discussion?


        • Anonymous says:

          You’re right, there isn’t. I’m just providing the asker a response.


  7. Yoraikun says:

    You draw a fortune.
    “Please limit your affections to one person”

    “Yukiko’s lips are smiling… But her eyes are as cold as ice…”


  8. What a nice morning I have, to find out another chapter already posted when I just wake up ^_^
    Thank you for the translation


  9. muel says:

    thank yoraikun,,

    aw, after this are annoying chapter,,
    no one perfect,,,



  10. TomaTiz says:

    So, are you translating 98 or bakahou?


  11. ikamores says:



  12. Dual Blades says:

    Thanks for the chapter!
    Angry Raphtalia is scary…


  13. Anonymous says:

    thanks for all the hard work.


  14. Jaja Zhong says:

    waaaaaa scary and cool


  15. Hmoobkey says:

    Yes two chapters per day now


  16. lastexorcist says:

    This was good. Thank you.


  17. muel says:

    then there only 1 line to draw,,,
    you are in league with bow hero,,

    but,, rest assure,, naofumi would give some education to firo and raphtalia,,,
    in next chapter (i assure you)… just lay low for now :D


  18. Anonymous says:



  19. Daniellah says:

    Maybe Itsuki were thinking the same as Ren did. Thinking that both Raphtalia and Firo won’t hurt because of NPC concept. “Am I rightor it just me thinking that?”
    Thanks for the translation. Keep it up!


  20. Yoraikun says:

    Don’t look to me. I am but a simple translator, and will remain neutral. But I will say this. Please keep the lengthy debates to the forums, and not on this site.


  21. khanh says:

    man i would hurt that jerk if it were me. playing heroes while endanger someone else life is just selfish


  22. nonA says:

    lol..”This is different from a game”- this phrase says it all..what the bow was doing would be alright if this is a game but it is not. Adventurers die when they are killed. So why risk lives if they can avoid it.


  23. YamatoEX says:

    I hope Naofumi get new companion quickly as long as not from other hero comrade except Rishia and woman1.


    • i still think he will recrute Rishia and Glass +)


      • YamatoEX says:

        I don’t know about Glass but maybe you should see the rise of shield hero wiki or animesuki then u will know who is Glass and what is her objective for attack the three retard hero during second wave.


      • madmann135 says:

        According to the WIKI Rishia does become one of Shield’s companions.
        There is both a Wiki and a TVTropes page on “The rise of the shield Hero” There are spoilers in what happens but not how/why it happens.
        Since I am the kind of person who likes to see the journey up to the final destination I am not turned off with such spoilers.

        My only question is when does Naofumi figure out how powerful and awesome the shield is (it does have a pretty high learning curve) compared to the other weapons.


  24. lolrafalia most cute side =D


  25. whoknows says:

    not going to prolong, since it’s more of a matter if you care or not, but statment 2 is false man, naofumi said he need more exp to lvl then his companions, and thats why he have the lowest lvl of the three, so rafatalia just need more than firo and less them naofumi, the amount of exp earned is equal.


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  27. muel says:

    waw,,, it’s annoying to read the comment now.


  28. Elias says:

    Thank you very much


  29. mony122 says:

    thank you for the hard work you guys do and i’m waiting for the next chapters
    and here is i site with raw chapters i hope it help you in some way


  30. LN Addict says:

    Oh god i need my oct 13 TnY fix… </3


  31. Yoraikun says:

    … so I have had Chapter 101 done for a while, But
    Bakahou is doing 98
    Nockgeneer is doing 99
    Anontranslator is doing 100

    And I don’t really want to release 101 before these as it references back.


  32. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the translation! Btw do you all translate 1 chapter daily or just at random?


  33. Anonymous says:

    kind of strange to me, to read it as rafatalia, after 96 chapters.


  34. Lemeres says:

    Oh snap! I’ve been reading ahead with machine translation (250+! HOOT!) but these chapters always came out wrong. So I never entirely got how much of an a-hole Itsuki was.

    God, even spear douche had the hard working side behind the scenes. At least he was upfront about showing off, and made sure everyone knew it. He at least had a tangible goal other than admiring himself (I mean, he did, but he also was trying to woo ladies, which is at least SOMETHING)


  35. Anonymous says:

    Mustering up the willpower to not read ahead


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  37. anon says:

    Don’t mess with yandere-chan. Or you’ll face hell to you.

    About Itsuki, if Firo’s analysis is right, he is like some politician who is on campaign for election. Moving when there is a chance to get respect


  38. rpp k13 says:

    i already start reading


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