Chapter 107: Cal Mira Island End

A short chapter. Nothing really happens. Things are going smoothly…

CHAPTER 107: Cal Mira Island End

The Next Day

I defeat a boss called Karma Penguin and check the drops.

…penguin plushy?

What the hell is this?

I take it out of inventory.

“W-what is this?” (Naofumi)

“It looks like a stuffed animal.” (Rafatalia)

“It’s wearing sleeping clothes” (Naofumi)

It’s a Penguin Plushy in a Santa Suit. It seems familiar for some reason.

For argument’s sake, I check its status.

Penguin Plushy

Defense Up, Impact Resistance (Small),

Water Resistance (Large),

Dark Resistance (Small),

HP Restoration (Weak),

Magic Amplify (Medium)

Autonomous Repair,

Increased Swim Time,

Size Correction,

Skill Correction (Small),

Race Change – Monster (When Equiped)

…It has quite a few useful abilities. It’s basic stats don’t even lose to my Barbarian Armor +1.

Increased Swim Time… but I don’t plan on swimming any time soon.

“It seems to be some sort of Legendary equipment. Rafatalia, please wear-” (Naofumi)

“NO! There’s no way I can fight while wearing that.” (Rafatalia)

As I thought.

I also refuse to wear this.

“Then Firo, wants to wear it” (Firo)

“How are you going to wear it. Don’t you hate clothes?” (Naofumi)

“It seems fun!” (Firo)

And the second Firo grasped the doll, it increased in size.

? Is that what they meant by size correction? How useful.

“Firo will wear it.” (Firo)

Firo says as she equips the penguin.

Firo now completely looks like a penguin. A Santa bag also appeared for some reason.

“Wha… Don’t those clothes look a little stiff?” (Naofumi)

“D-do they?” (Rafatalia)

“Ah, I can’t put any power behind my attacks.” (Firo)

“Then take it off.” (Naofumi)

Was that the effect of Race Change? As her race changed to something besides Filo Rial, she no longer received any bonuses from my Filo Rial shield series.

It doesn’t seem we can use this…

“Um, Firo wants to wear it to sleep” (Firo)

“Well, I guess that works.” (Naofumi)

It does look like something you would sleep in.

“…Or Naofumi-sama could let me wear his armor, and then wear this. The stats won’t be wasted.” (Rafatalia)

“Rafatalia…You want me to fight in this?” (Naofumi)

Well, if you just look at stats, this is most efficient. It is better equipment than my Barbarian Armor.

Because of my shield, my equipment isn’t taking any damage, but Rafatalia’s equipment needs to be repaired.

(TL: If Rafatalia wears it, she should get additional bonuses from Demon Tamer Shield)

“…fine.” (Naofumi)

“Then we’ll decide by lottery who wears it. According to Firo, it is hard to move in.” (Rafatalia)

“I-I understand.” (Naofumi)

For some reason, it seems we both just don’t want to wear it due to appearance.

The Result…

“Master looks so cute!” (Firo)

“Damn! I’m taking it off when we get to the inn!” (Naofumi)

I can’t let the other adventurers see me like this! Just as Firo’s shape had changed, I now look like a penguin.

I look like a stuffed animal.

But as I say that, Rafatalia’s defense greatly increased upon donning my Barbarian Armor, and we had no problems hunting the other Karma Penguin Familia and Karma Penguin.

I can’t let the other Heroes see me wearing this.

But my face has also changed so as long as I hide my shield no one should find out.

“By the way, did you dismantle the monsters?” (Rafatalia)

“Oh, right.” (Naofumi)

I was so focused on drops that I forgot to dismantle and absorb the monsters.

For now, I dismantle and absorb the Karma Penguin we just defeated.

Now then what should we do about the others?

Firo begins running around eating the fallen penguins raw. It’s not a sight for children.

“Don’t eat too many.” (Naofumi)

Starting a fire is a pain. When we get to the inn, food will be ready, so I don’t feel like cooking.

“Yes~” (Firo)

For the love of…

Now then, I turn my back to the desolated field of penguin carcasses.

“Pe~” (Karma Penguin)


“? Did you just hear a strange sound?” (Naofumi)

“Yes, I wonder what it was” (Rafatalia)

“Firo didn’t notice” (Firo)

Om nom nom, Firo answers while engrossed in eating penguin meat.

I thought it had come from Firo’s direction but…

“Was it my imagination?” (Naofumi)

Maybe a nearby Karma Penguin Familiar had cried out.

It did sound like that.

“Gefu~” (Firo)

“Firo, please eat in moderation.” (Naofumi)

“Yes!” (Firo)

That day, we were able to level without a problem. Twas a bit anti-climactic.

Maybe because of the things we have been experiencing until now.

But for Level Grinding to be this easy, I can see why the others still see this as a game.

It was a day like that.

Oh yeah, it seems that I unlocked Karma Penguin Familia Shield and Karma Penguin Shield some time along the way.

Karma Penguin Shield (Awakened) 0/25 C

Ability Bonus

Equipment Bonus:

Diving Level 2,

Water Resistance (Small),

Fishing Level 3,

Speckle Status Correction (Medium)

Special Effect : Diving Time Up

Weapon Proficiency 0

Karma Penguin Familia Shield (Awakened) 0/10 C

Ability Bonus

Equipment Bonus:

Diving Level 1

Fishing Level 2

Speckle Status Correction (Small)

Weapon Proficiency 0

It seems like it comes with various abilities and status corrections as a bonus.

However shields like the Chimera Viper just came with high stats. I don’t understand the system.

And what is Speckle supposed to mean? It doesn’t give any explanation.

It is then that the Penguin Plushy comes to mind.

Wearing that item did give a lot of miscellaneous bonuses.

“Rafatalia…” (Naofumi)

“W-why are you looking at me with those eyes? I’m definitely not wearing it.” (Rafatalia)

I pull Rafatalia’s name out of the cup we used for the lottery.

“Today is your turn.” (Naofumi)

Firo is… Well, I’m happy she was born as a Filo Rial.

By the way, this is something that we learned later, but if you wear this costume you can dive in the ocean for long periods of time. But that doesn’t really matter right now.

Later… Firo has learned to move in penguin form without issue.

It seems that she enjoys playing around in that form.

Once again, a normal day of level grinding has passed. It is now the dusk of the last day.

The EXP bonuses slowly subsided, and eventually disappeared altogether along with the red light.

“These days were quite useful.” (Naofumi)

“You’re…correct” (Rafatalia)

Rafatalia answers with a troubled face.

Well, it’s not like I don’t understand.

We’re about to get on the boat set to return to the main land.

Though I had the initial advantage in levels, the result was

Me: Level 73

Rafatalia: Level 75

Firo: Level 74

We reached around the limit that the Island could help us. I was told the bonus was not particularly helpful past level 80, and getting through the 70’s was difficult.

Motoyasu calls down to me from the boat.

“It seems you’ve gotten stronger. Isn’t that nice?” (Motoyasu)

“Yeah!” (Firo)

Firo is currently floating next to the boat. It is still docked.

“Firo, he wasn’t talking to you” (Naofumi)

“eh?” (Firo)

“Returning to subject, I am now 30 levels higher than when I got here.” (Motoyasu)

“Me too… but I expected a little bit more.” (Itsuki)

“There’s nothing we can do about it.” (Ren)

“The monsters were just too weak.” (Motoyasu)

“Ah… well that is true.” (Itsuki)

By the time we had reached level 70, the Karma Series bosses were nothing but small fries.

Firo and Rafatalia’s statuses have sky rocketed.

I have tested new methods and found different ways to increase my stats.

By the way, I still have many shields that are still sealed.

We may have been able to increase our levels, but that does not necessarily mean we have gotten strong. I think Rafatalia and Firo realize this too.

It seems that Level is a sort of magical property of an individual, and things like skill and intelligence are separate.

I don’t think I have the reaction speed or mentality to take on stronger opponents yet.

This is an unfortunate side-effect of grinding.

In the net games I used to play, there were mountains of players who thought they were strong simply by leveling up in special events.

They didn’t realize that level and skill level are separate items.

We should train to prevent that.

“Oya? Is it not the hero of the Shield?” (Swindler)

“…You.” (Naofumi)

The swindling merchant calls out from a boat that is docked next to the one we are about to board.

It seems to be some sort of Cargo ship. Many boxes are stacked on it.

“Well, the Awakening is now over, have you ended business?” (Naofumi)

“Ended business? Surely you jest. I am merely switching to another enterprise.” (Swindler)

“I see…” (Naofumi)

What does he plan on doing? I have a bad feeling about this.

“It’s a secret. I’ve been bound to secrecy.” (Swindler)

The swindler cuts off explanations.

It seems that the rumors of the EXP raising accessories he sold at Cal Mira have spread quite far.

However, rumors being rumors, some information is lost over time. Though the accessory was supposed to only work on the islands, people are now saying that they work everywhere, and testimonies are already popping up.

“I think you should get out of the accessory industry.” (Naofumi)

“What are you saying? Miracle Gem Accessories are still flying off the shelves.” (Swindler)

By the way, they supposedly have a property that makes them break easily. Once they have lost their effects, they shatter and the customer must purchase another.

It seems I have started quite a dubious industry. I have some doubts.

“I’ll work hard! See you Again, Hero of the Shield!” (Swindler)

It seems that his inventory has finished loading. His boat departs first.

“Well… There’s nothing I can do about it now.” (Naofumi)

All I did was give him some advice. The rest is up to him.

“Well, we should board our boat too.” (Naofumi)

“You’re right.” (Rafatalia)

“Board~!” (Firo)

And so, we boarded the boat and waited for it to depart.

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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136 Responses to Chapter 107: Cal Mira Island End

  1. amado says:

    damn, are there scans for what they look like in the penguin suit or something?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ;_; says:



  3. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the new chapter! Now we can see some of Naofumi’s adventures outside of level grinding.


  4. stelvis says:

    Thanks for the chapter


  5. Bakahou says:

    Reblogged this on Bakahou and commented:
    Chapter 107 by Yoraikun!

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  6. nom nom says:

    i wonder if there‘s gonna be another suit?


  7. lozlo says:

    Thanks for the release. This was a bit plain, like you said. But from the titles, it sounds like the next few will be quite interesting.


  8. TheFrostDude says:

    Thanks for the fast update, chapter 106 just came out then I found that chapter 107 is out now.
    You guys are freakin’ fast, keep up the awesome work.
    Lol this chapter was pretty funny with the penguin plush outfit, I really want to see this part in the manga it would be hilarious.


    • whoknows says:

      i don’t know for sure, but i think the manga is following the light novel and not the web version, since they differ after the fight with pope, it might never come.


  9. Anonymous says:



  10. BakaBlue says:

    So Firo looks like Flonne and the plushy makes you look like a prinny?


  11. Anonymous says:

    Thank you.


  12. Seinvolf says:

    Thank you for your hard work…

    Wow, near 30 lvl, it awesome, but still skill lvl and lvl have different system…


    • Someone says:

      It’s not really the skills that they use, but more fighting skill, kind of like battle instinct or something. two different defenitions


  13. Deadman says:

    I am sorry but for these next few lines I do not think they are spoken by the other heroes.

    “It seems you’ve gotten stronger. Isn’t that nice?” (Motoyasu)

    “Yeah!” (Firo)

    Firo is currently floating next to the boat. It is still docked.

    “Firo, he wasn’t talking to you” (Naofumi)

    “eh?” (Firo)

    “Returning to subject, I am now 30 levels higher than when I got here.” (Motoyasu)

    “Me too… but I expected a little bit more.” (Itsuki)

    “There’s nothing we can do about it.” (Ren)

    “The monsters were just too weak.” (Motoyasu)

    “Ah… well that is true.” (Itsuki)

    I think these characters speaking makes more sense

    “It seems you’ve gotten stronger. Isn’t that nice?” (Naofumi)

    “Yeah!” (Firo)

    Firo is currently floating next to the boat. It is still docked.

    “Firo, he wasn’t talking to you” (Rafatalia)

    “eh?” (Firo)

    “Returning to subject, I am now 30 levels higher than when I got here.” (Naofumi)

    “Me too… but I expected a little bit more.” (Naofumi)

    “There’s nothing we can do about it.” (Rafatalia)

    “The monsters were just too weak.” (Naofumi)

    “Ah… well that is true.” (Rafatalia)

    Naofumi is the one who rose 30 lvls before coming to the island if you check from before the third wave when they spoke about lvls and firo and Rafatalia had stars
    Or is there some hint about Motoyasu being nearby?


    • Lifariz says:

      I think what you meant was:
      “Returning to subject, I am now 30 levels higher than when I got here.” (Naofumi)

      “Me too… but I expected a little bit more.” (Rafatalia)

      “There’s nothing we can do about it.” (Naofumi)

      “The monsters were just too weak.” (Firo maybe? But seriously, I dunno who said this based on context alone.)

      “Ah… well that is true.” (Rafatalia)


    • Yoraikun says:

      No, by dialect, it is the other heroes.


  14. Pablo AS says:

    Is there any illustration of them wearing the penguin costume???


  15. Anonymous says:

    Firo or Rafatalia in the penguin suit would be very cute. Naofumi in the penguin suit makes me laugh.


  16. lazingkingoftheeast says:

    wait does this mean the other three heroes reached around level 100?


  17. Yao says:

    Thanks Yoraikun! :D


  18. hannibal says:

    thanks for the update you guys are amazing


  19. whome says:

    Thanks for translating the chapter!


  20. Anonymous says:

    thanks for the fast chapters do you know if 108 will be out tomorrow? i have to assume you guys wont post it tonight anyway’s let not jinx it thank again for the fast translation’s!


    • Yoraikun says:

      zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz *I’m on 109* zzzzzzzzzz


      • muel says:

        don’t get too emotional as i know that chapter 109’s story not a happy story.
        (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz *I’m on 109* zzzzzzzzzz)…? oh please don’t get lazy at weekend and sleep all day,, cause we (reader) are waiting for our god translator to give their blessing (new chapter).

        hahaha just kidding.


  21. sandmanny says:

    Oh yeah, it seems that I unlocked Karma Penguin Familia Shield and Karma Penguin Shield some time along the way.

    I think that should be Familiar.

    Thanks for the hard work!

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Anonymous says:

    so who is doing 108? and when will it come out?


  23. Anonymous says:

    if it’s the other heroes that are saying those lines, then…..itsuki was already level 75 when he was with raftalia and firo….does that mean he’s level 90+ or 100? assuming that he wasn’t level 75 when he came to the island….he was out leveling with the other hero companions before firo and raftalia….can anyone clarify their level’s please? the other heroes would probably be near the same level as itsuki right?


    • jakexx2 says:

      assuming they had the same rate in the beginning they should at least be lvl 70 since naofumi talked to them at the hourglass which should have been for class up


      • Anonymous says:

        not really… remember that the heroes don’t need to change class


      • Anonymous says:

        itsuki already told rapthalia that he was level 75 if itsuki lied about that we would have to assume that his level might actually be higher since he wants to hide his real strength…


      • Anonymus says:

        in the past chapter when naofumi and other hero talk in the hourglass is‘nt it the time when trash order still valid so considering when the first time motoyasu see firo in human form doesn‘t it mean motoyasu companion already lvl 40 to Class Up..


  24. Ghost says:

    Wow Speedy Uploads, You Guys Are Truly Amazing. It May Not Be Much But I Appreciate The Dedication And Hardwork. Translating And Restructuring Isn’t Easy, Thank You For Giving Me And Others Something To Look Forward To.


  25. tam says:

    i would like an illustration of naofumi wearing that santa penguin costume


  26. madmann135 says:

    Thanks for the double update.
    Here is to you two keeping up with the daily updates.

    This chapter may not have much plot development but it does have a lot of comical development. Shame there are no artist renditions of Naofumi in the penguin plushy armor and Rafatalia in his barbarian armor. …I would have liked to see that.


  27. Mario says:

    So the other monster (animal) heroes of the legend were actually the normal four heroes using that animal armor like pijama thing? That sounds right…more or less…


  28. Lozzcozmoz says:

    Hello Yoraikun! Thank you for chapter 107! Truly appreciate yours and Bakahou’s work!

    Also, I am confused about something… (ref below)

    >“It’s wearing sleeping clothes” (Naofumi)

    >It’s a Penguin Plushy in a Santa Suit. It seems familiar for some reason.

    Is the penguin wearing sleeping clothes or is it in a Santa suit? :S


  29. Anonymous says:

    the penguin plushie is wearing a santa suit naofumi is saying he thinks the plusie looks like he is wearing sleeping clothes aka penguin plushie in Santa suit looks like it is wearing sleeping clothes


  30. Harlquinne says:

    Thanks, Yoraikun!


  31. k says:

    thank for the update


  32. Anonymous says:

    So,some1 knows what the new skill is supose to do?


  33. muel says:

    oh no,,, the fun part are coming to end,,

    and the sad story are waiting in next chapter,,, T_T

    hope 3 chapter would release at a same time so the sad story can past at a fast speed.

    oh yeah, thank yoraikun,, :D
    at first i think you would release this chapter at a late time latter, but this one pretty fast.


    • Yoraikun says:

      What chapters would those be? I can attempt it…


      • muel says:

        the 3 next chapter,,,
        chapter 110 not really sad but the mood got a bit gloomy after the previous 2 chapter.
        so hope that 3 chapter release at a same time. :D


        • Yoraikun says:

          hmm… If they were odd, I could do it as it is a weekend, but as they are even it is out of my jurisdiction… I’ll ask Bakahou


        • muel says:

          hmm, odd chapter huh,,
          well it’s alright, i just wait patiently and enjoy the story.
          oh yeah,,
          i bet you would enjoy translate chapter 113,, as i enjoy taking a peak at that chapter. thought the best impact are in the last sentence of chapter 112.


  34. afterlifesinner says:

    Dear Yoraikun-san, do the web novel chapters come with pictures?? If so, would it be possible for you and bakahou-san to include them into the translations? It will be easier to co-relate to the characters. That said, I am more than grateful for all the hard work you guys already do.


  35. dtim says:

    How do they equip a plushie? Is it like a kigurumi?


  36. unknown says:

    I think that pajama made that strange sound. we’ll see maybe that pajama also improves in the future…


  37. Aditya says:

    Thanks for the updates:)


  38. machinaforce says:

    Prinny Dude! I was think that all chapter…


  39. Dual Blades says:

    Thanks for the chapter!
    I thought for sure that the other heroes would see Naofumi in the penguin suit with all those flags being raised. I’m glad the author didn’t follow the cliche.


  40. neenan01 says:

    I wonder if it is possible to make this sort of game of spark.


  41. Anonymous says:

    Thank you!! <3


  42. einshart says:

    Staff Exchnage dint happen?


    • muel says:

      what do you mean,, it happen right ?? some chapter ago,,
      thought it’s only for for 2 days,

      but if you looking for a real staff exchange that happen for a bit permanent, just wait for some chapter.


  43. Xclair says:

    Even though these chapters are relaxing, I’m still restless as to what the next chapter means “False Charges, Again”. again, this sounds really ominous.


  44. Anonymous says:

    Merci ^^ .


  45. Adherent says:

    Hail Yoraikun!


  46. Mate says:

    Thank you for the new chapter. Can’t wait for the next one.


  47. eis says:

    Speaking of pics. All the illustration from baka tauki is gone….


  48. Man 00132 says:

    So, its there any connection about hero that befriend with this karma demon from chapter 83? and tool they hold with monster?

    Is that a penguin, rabbit, squirrel, and a dog with a santa hat? There is a totem pole made of four animals on top of one another and decorated.
    The penguin has a fishing rod, the rabbit is using a hoe, the squirrel has a saw, and the dog is equipped with rope.
    What the hell is that?


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