Chapter 117: When Game Knowledge Betrays You

Note: all the other heroes’ motivations are currently 100% Naofumi’s conjecture. Don’t get so mad… yet…

Chapter 117: When Game Knowledge Betrays You

It was only a few hours later that we realized exactly what had happened.

A messenger riding a gravely injured dragon flew to us.

“What is happening?” (Queen)

The Queen shouts with the face of someone who has just failed a mission. We are all gathered in front of the throne.

“T-there’s big trouble! The seal holding the legendary Magical Beast, the Spirit Turtle has been broken!” (Messenger)

“Spirit…?” (Naofumi)

Spirit? As in referring to ghosts?

The Spirit Turtle… In my world, I remember it was a sort of legendary beast.

He often appeared in games as one of the 4 minor holy beasts

Does this world have some system like that as well?

The major 4 are Seiryuu, Byakkou, Genbu and Suzaku. The minor 4 are Phoenix, Spirit Turtle, Quilin, and Dragon.

Many people think they are the same, but they are slightly different.

But from the feeling I am getting from this conversation, this beast is probably Genbu.

In Mythology, The Spirit Turtle was said to carry Mt. Horai on its back. (TL: In Chinese, Mt. Penglai)

Genbu was a tortoise-like beast with a snake for a tail, and long legs.

The Chinese said that Mt. Horai was a legendary mountain in the east inhabited by immortals. Whether it is based on a real location or not is still up for debate.

(TL: I know others may translate it as Tortoise but by his mythological reference, the beast that carried Horai was definitely a turtle. It was even often described as swimming through the ocean and being mistaken as an island. So I’m pretty sure it is Spirit Turtle, while Genbu is a Tortoise. Right now, the beast may very well turn out to be Genbu, so I cannot say for sure what to translate it as.)

“It can’t be…” (Queen)

The Queen’s face has turned pale.

… That means the situation is really bad. I might get dispatched.

“In my world, there was something similar so I can kinda understand, but is the seal breaking something that bad?” (Naofumi)

“Yes. Long, long ago, the beast suddenly came into existence. It’s a monster that all four summoned heroes had to work together to seal.” (Queen)

“I see…” (Naofumi)

Did the seal weaken from the wave? Or did the seal just run out naturally?

The Help menu says that when the hour glass stops, a calamity even bigger than the wave is imminent.

“And to make it so that the seal never breaks, the four heroes of the time never told anyone how they set it. We do not know how to reseal the beast.” (Queen)

“Did it break because of the wave?” (Naofumi)

“Unfortunately, that is quite likely.” (Queen)

“But that does not explain the 7 that appeared on the hourglass.” (Naofumi)

7- that number holds many ominous connotations.

I hope it just means that the situation has to do with the 7 star heroes.

If not, then…

“U-um…” (Messenger)

As he speaks, the messenger’s face turns blue.

“What? Do you have some information?” (Queen)

“T-that is…” (Messenger)

The Messenger averts his eyes from our gaze.

? What is it? He’s staring intently at my feet.

“Speak up.” (Naofumi)

“T-the truth is…” (Messenger)

The Messenger began to elaborate on the situation.

“I was told that the seal was broken by the four summoned heroes, the Sword, Spear and Bow.” (Messenger)

“Are you certain?” (Queen)

“Yes! They all visited the town it was supposedly sealed in and performed some strange ritual. After investigating the town thoroughly, they destroyed a statue in the shrine. It was only after that that the seal broke. The heroes were last seen heading for the beast.” (Messenger)

The Queen looks pale.

But based on the messenger’s words, this reaction is appropriate.

“Itsuki!” (Rishia)

Rishia tries to run off to some unforeseen destination.

“Firo, please capture Rishia.” (Naofumi)

“Yes~” (Firo)

Firo chases after Rishia and promptly captures her.

“Unhand me! I need to go save Itsuki.” (Rishia)

For her to be devoted to this extent… Itsuki sure is lucky.

“But… Why would the Heroes take such idiotic actions… Why did they even know how to undo the seal?” (Queen)

“The heroes other than me should be quite knowledgeable about this world.” (Naofumi)

They probably used the knowledge of the games they used to play to undo the seal.

Now that I think about it, Itsuki said some incomprehensible statements before.

He told Rafatalia, ‘You will come to rely on me someday,’ and he told me, ‘This is the last time you can act so conceited.’

Did the feelings of inferiority he got from those times cause his current actions?

The turtle will probably give a lot of EXP and some valuable items.

The three heroes probably headed there because they became overconfident after defeating the Level 80+ wave bosses of other countries.

Again with the Game Knowledge. They should quit it already

I bet they plan to beat the Spirit Turtle to one-up me.

Even after all of this, they only care about strengthening their own characters.

I’ll bitch about it to them later.

“About that…” (Messenger)

“They unsealed it correct? So how are they doing in regards to defeating it?” (Naofumi)

The Dragon Hourglass is still stopped. Those gamers will never pick a fight with an enemy they cannot beat.

They should soon be celebrating in a nearby village.

There’s no food tastier than food on someone else’s tab anyways.

“Well… After heading for the turtle, the heroes are currently MIA, and the Spirit Turtle has yet to be stopped.” (Messenger)

“What?!” (Naofumi)

What the Hell

There’s no way they would unseal it if there was no chance of winning.

Well, that’s just my opinion as a hero.

I have a bad premonition.

There’s a possibility that something is impeding them from fighting the Spirit Turtle.

But for a monster so powerful that it could only be sealed to be released into a populated area…

This is really, REALLY bad, isn’t it.

“Shadow, what information do you have?” (Queen)

“I followed each hero, but…” (Shadow)

Shadow appears next to the queen and whispers into her ear.

It doesn’t seem to be the shadow I know that says –gojaru

“… It seem the situation is … uncertain.” (Queen)

Two days later.

Me and my party had departed with a large squad of knights to a neighboring country to join the fray.

We will be the front line of this war.

Our job is to make sure the damage caused by the Turtle is kept to a minimum.

So far, 5 Cities, 3 Forts and 2 Castles have fallen to the beast.

The Spirit Turtle is a Gigantic monster, and it is usually surrounded by numerous subordinate monsters. These subordinate monsters are tasked with finishing off all those that flee in the Turtle’s path.

It seems to be headed towards areas with high populations.

“Will the 7 Star Heroes be participating as well?” (Naofumi)

“We have sent out a request, but currently, we are the closest to the Beast. It will take several days for the others to arrive.” (Queen)

If I leave it to the 7 Heroes, the sacrifices will be great. This has to do with my duty as a hero.

And I don’t know if those heroes are strong enough to depend on at this point.

Also… If the monster is strong enough to render the other 3 heroes missing, I myself am in quite a bit of trouble.

But it doesn’t seem that I will be able to run.

If I weigh fighting here with being considered a traitor and having the other heroes come after me again, I would rather perish in this battle.

I have to do this.

The other heroes better have not just unsealed this thing and disappeared to show the queen my lack of worth as a hero…

However, I cannot deny that I do lack such worth.

The risk is too great, so they probably won’t do that… probably.

I guess I should act as if the other 3 are dead.

Their Game knowledge… The item that allowed them to believe that they understood everything about this world. It finally betrayed them, and caused them to underestimate a terrifying enemy.

That is the only explanation I can think of for their failure.

Perhaps in their games, it was a different beast that had been sealed away.

“… No matter what happened to the other 3, I have no choice but to fight. So how powerful are our current forces?” (Naofumi)

“We have this country’s knights, our soldiers, various vagrant adventurers and some other armed forces sent from neighboring countries… But some countries have already attempted to confront the turtle and have suffered crushing defeats.” (Queen)

“They advanced without waiting for the heroes?” (Naofumi)

“There’s no way a country can refrain from fighting when a monster is destroying it right before its ruler’s eyes.” (Queen)

“… I see…” (Naofumi)

It may have been rash, but there was no choice for those people but to fight.

It’s not like I can’t understand their feelings.

“So the only hero you can count on… is me.” (Naofumi)

If I allow even one casualty, my reputation will only get worse.

If the other three heroes are the culprits of this calamity, then I, the fourth hero, must step up and act like a hero for once.

… Acting heroic isn’t like me at all.

I am up against a monster that can destroy countries overnight, and I am fighting with nothing but a shield. This may seem very reckless. But if I do nothing, nothing will result.

“I can see it.” (Queen)

The Queen calls out from the carriage Firo is carrying.

I’m speechless as I stare at the monstrosity on the horizon.

“Um… Is that Mountain over there moving, or is that my imagination.” (Naofumi)

I’m supposed to fight that?

It’s far away, so I can’t see it clearly but this is even larger than the largest dragons of the games in which you hunt monsters. (TL: Probably referring to Monster Hunter, but I don’t know)

It truly is the size of the Turtle said to move an entire country on its shell in my world.

There seemed to be the wreckage of a town on top, and the Turtle is carrying it all on it’s mountain-sized back.

“Queen, in the legend of the heroes that fought this thing, how exactly did they fight it?” (Naofumi)

“It seems they got inside of it from the city on its back, and placed a seal on its heart.” (Queen)

So that means we first have to stop that thing, and then get inside of it somehow… No, stopping it will take more forces then we can muster.

“Do you have a plan?” (Naofumi)

“There is one. The turtle seems to be headed for areas with high population. We can estimate its course, evacuate the cities and castles in the way, and set up ambushes to hold it down in those cities.” (Queen)

“That isn’t all is it?” (Naofumi)

“After that, we plan to follow the legend and send you inside to attack the heart.” (Queen)

Should I try to damage it with Iron Maiden or Blutofer?

I had just gotten over the shield’s curse… but looking at that thing, I don’t think I have a choice.

“But with that plan, the casualties will be quite great, won’t they?” (Naofumi)

If we enter the Turtle, he will probably start rampaging.

So while we proceed towards the heart, a lot of damage will be done to the forces on the outside.

“…Yes” (Queen)

“Unhand Me! I… I Won’t fight! The Shield. Send the Shield!” (Trash)

“……” (Naofumi)

Trash is sitting in the seat next to the Queen.

The Queen is currently performing an iron claw on his face to prevent him from escaping the carriage.

… This person does not look like he will be of any help.

“I understand the risk, however there is no other way we know of to rid the world of that monster.” (Queen)

Trash’s interjection completely ruined the atmosphere.

Why is this person even here?

He may be the general, but I feel the army would be better off without this idiot.

I guess he is here as the Hero of the Cane, or the former Wise King to increase troop morale.

“We’re done for… in many ways.” (Naofumi)

“Meaning?” (Queen)

“Well for one, Your husband is done for. Also, that plan will result in too many casualties.” (Naofumi)

It’s too risky and too rash.

But I can’t decide anything unless I can see just how powerful an attack from the beast is first hand.

All I know right now is how many people attacked it and lost.

“… Let me try fighting it as a test.” (Naofumi)

We’ll decide our next course of action based on whether I can withstand its attacks or not.

“Fue…” (Rishia)

“Rishia, We are going to go scout out the power of the Spirit Turtle. Depending on the situation, I am counting on you to relay the information to the queen.” (Naofumi)

“B-but I’m” (Rishia)

“I understand your concern. That costume should greatly increase your speed. You don’t have to go on the front lines, but please observe the battle and report your findings.” (Naofumi)

This doesn’t look like an opponent I can beat with just the power of a Hero.

And it also doesn’t seem to have any intention of backing down.

He’s as large as a mountain. If I encountered such an enemy in a game, I would run. However if I ran here I would only be making more enemies of the shield.

I should start off by trying to fight it.

“Understood. I will help relay the situation.” (Rishia)

“I’ll also leave magical support to you. Worst comes to worse, we’ll have to retreat and wait for the Star Heroes to arrive.” (Naofumi)

“Iwatani, your performance will affect the morale of all of the troops fighting here. Please be careful.” (Queen)

“Yes Ma’am.” (Naofumi)

We unattach Firo from the Queen’s carriage. Firo takes us all on her back.

“Firo, we’ll be fighting that giant thing.” (Naofumi)

“Yes~!” (Firo)

“Rafatalia, just fight as you always do. As the Queen said, if this doesn’t work out, we can always think of another plan.” (Naofumi)

“Understood.” (Rafatalia)

“Rishia, only think about your own safety. If worse comes to worst, retreat and report the results to the Queen.” (Naofumi)

“Y-yes.” (Rishia)

I give out orders and prepare for battle.

“Let’s go.” (Naofumi)

Firo starts running at full speed. We begin our assault on the Spirit Turtle.


Boss Battle: The Spirit Turtle

About Yoraikun

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277 Responses to Chapter 117: When Game Knowledge Betrays You

  1. Yao says:

    Thanks yoraikun for the chapter! :3


  2. devavizard says:

    AH.. at last, boss battle. Can’t wait for the next. Many thanks for the translation!


  3. sandmanny says:

    “T-there’s bit trouble!
    ^big trouble
    But for a moster so powerful

    Thanks for your work!


  4. Mark says:

    On the side note… THOSE THREE HERO GAMER IDIOTS!!!!!
    Especially Itsuki! Also Ren and Moto-brain! I hope the Queen Smashes the Book of Law and Justice really HARD at their pretty faces to match their ugliness inside!


    • Anonymous says:

      i think that from the title of a later chapter she forces them all bak to level 1 like she was talking about a chapter or so ago


    • Magatsu says:

      idjit-tsuki, crotch-yasu and ren.. i think its better if the queen give them a full power firo kick on the crotch. twice on motoyasu because it’s firo’s job to kick him in the crotch..hahaha


      • ZakaraX says:

        Based on the recent translated chapter, 1 kick from Firo can rip out the family jewels of the three hero so 2 kick would probably kill Motoyasu><~~~!!!


        • Riger says:

          I seriously doubt the kick would only rip his jewels off. She actually asked if he wanted to be launched. Without the Shield’s defenses, I think anyone else taking Firo’s full power kick would be slurry…


        • Frank says:

          I think 2 kicks will launch the family jewels into orbit an make stars.
          Look maw I can see the Spears nut stars.


    • Leightjim says:

      Let’s just stick the most humiliating of them all. They are forced to watch as Noafumi beats the Defence Master; Spirit Turtle, into the ground, after that, Level restart on those 3 plus their crew, and have a slave crest curse placed on all of them saying “Attempt to endanger the world again, pain will be inflicted.”

      Very fitting for those whose heads are a tad too big. Death’s too easy, Give them a curse as a lesson never to do that again. No slapping on the wrists.


  5. The One Who reads says:

    thanks for the wonderful chapter! im getting excited for the next chapter :3


  6. sandmanny says:

    I see on the website that 116 was completed, but there’s no link. do you know where I can read it?


  7. Anonymous says:

    Thank for the chapter


  8. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the chapter, Yoraikun!!

    I can’t believe those three got so cocky to release something so powerful. I really hope Naofumi’s thought ‘they released to make Naofumi lose his standing with the Queen’ come true. That would take their personalities to an even lower level of scumbag than they already are.


  9. Starfree says:

    Man those 3 heroes really are bunch of idiots


  10. MiKi says:

    feels like a raid on next chapter


  11. ikamores says:

    Where is 116?


  12. whome says:

    I can’t wait to figure out how he’s going to slow down something as big as a town. :-D

    Thanks for the translation!


  13. lozlo says:

    On a completely unrelated note….Yoraikun, Do you remember what you need to be able to get the tainted staff and foresight goggles?


    • Yoraikun says:

      they are just in the shop after passing a few more expensive items bills. They’ll also show up if the shop levels up naturally through the story. You shouldn’t rush to get them, they are just an easily exploitable innocent factory later on.

      Liked by 1 person

      • lozlo says:

        Ah well. I just hate grinding for the most part. Wanted to get them asap to make the grinding easier. I’ve been known to tie rubber bands around controllers and let them run for days, lol.


        • Yoraikun says:

          Disgaea is a game you can’t beat if you can’t grind. I do not recommend going to these items early. On weakest enemies, they are filled with nothing but level 255 Laharls (due to glitch). However, if you get them, you can do some very broken things-
          Max Armsmaster does a super boost on weapon proficiency
          May Statistician gives super boost in exp
          And there are also ridiculously high level stat boosters.
          The story is not difficult, it can be beaten at level 60-80, but the after-story bosses…
          Priere – 100+
          Marjoly- 1000+
          Zetta- 3000+
          Tyrant Baal- 9999+.
          On the weakest difficulty. If you want to beat these people, you will need all the advantages you can get.


        • lozlo says:

          Yep. That’s mostly what I’m counting on. Bonus to weapons and exp. I exploited a quest with clones and invincibility yesterday. Cloned myself, got him to 1hp with no weapon, then cloned him like 100 times, and killed him, lol. Exp wasn’t as good as I hoped though. :/


  14. Bakahou says:

    Reblogged this on Bakahou and commented:
    Chapter 117 by Yoraikun.

    Chapter 116 is here:
    The quality of this translation is barely readable in the later parts. Due to the overwhelming amount of requests to retranslate, I’ll just suck it up and get down to it.
    So this version is only for those who can’t wait.

    Ps: Apologies for the lack of contact, I was literally buried under a mountain of work today. I would finish one stack and then another stack would come……


  15. Zeke says:

    chapter 118-130 pls hahahahaha love u lots


  16. Reader says:

    Great job yoraikun!!!
    If only i can help you to translate this great Light novel..
    wish i can read japanese fluently. ..


  17. Carl says:

    If I were Naofumi, I would have tried my best to get in touch with the Queen chocobo lol

    Also, I have a feeling like the other heroes are fine, they just wanted to gauge (or perhaps kill) the Shield.. after all, Naofumi has been giving them all shit since he was cleared of Bitch’s charges (which they deserve, don’t get me wrong).

    Thanks for the hard work on the chapter dude


  18. Hmoobey says:

    I feel that the 3 stooges(bow, sword &spear) are inside that turtle and not dead like we all wanted…….they need to die once at least..T-T

    P.S. thanks for the updates


    • YamatoEX says:

      They will have a lot of misfortune and despair later that can find in animesuki. But not sure if it correct I remember that they say some hero was level reset that all.


  19. Anonymous says:

    Does any of you guys know where to find the light novel images?


  20. Anonymous says:

    Based on the picture of the Spirit Turtle i think Naofumi is going to block the attack from its mouth, wondered how strong it is. Well we will see in the next chapter


  21. Argon says:

    Yes! Boss fight!


  22. Man 00132 says:

    hahaha now they create bigger problem together. U know what they done before, seperately right .


  23. Anonymous says:

    A big thanks guys…


  24. Hell Satan says:

    I knew those three are idiots but never to this extent what the fuck where they thinking.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Prometheus says:

    So I just read chapter 116. I mean, sure its a bad translation with many grammar errors, but its not bad enough to warrant a re-translation, for those who aren’t perfectionists. At the very least, you can understand whats happening.


    • bakatsuki reader says:

      You are kidding? It’s good enough to help you know what’s going on, but if you think it’s good enough to be saved into your permanent Shieldhero file you must be out of your gourd.


    • muel says:

      if my memory of reading raw not cloud,, there some incorrect sentence at chapter 116 that been release by anonymous,,


  26. Peter says:

    thank you for the chapter


  27. Tim says:

    Thanks for the translation!

    …I want to believe that those three heroes have a really good reason for releasing that… and I really hope that reason isn’t to test out their strength.

    Although these events make an interesting story, it’s kind of getting repetitive that the three heroes make a mess and Shieldbro goes and cleans up after them.


    • Anonymous says:

      Their reason is simple. Against Glass and the Pope, it was obvious that Naofumi became stronger than the 3 other ones, and they can’t accept it. Genbu is an optionnal boss, you don’t need to beat it to pass through the game, but, if you do, you gain a lot of xp, good drops, etc… what they need to not be weaker than the weakest of them^^


  28. Kev says:

    what chapter was it,that they were talking about the 7 heroes


  29. Bakahisa~ says:

    Thanks for the usual daily update Yorai!


  30. Randomji says:

    As usual thks for the updates Yoraikun


  31. Muuuch thanks for translation guys!
    Consumed it from start to this point in 2 days.


  32. muel says:

    hey,, that pic of spirit turtle doesn’t have a town at his top,,,


  33. fones2411 says:

    The three retards are faggots


  34. Boredom says:

    That is the tortoise, if I’m thinking correctly. The turtle also lives in water so they have some kind of webbing on the foot but can’t see it on the image. Also by the image if it was the turtle it’ll show it in water. It’s one of the most common ways they show the island turtle v. the tortoise.


  35. Anonymous says:

    thanks for the translation… (im scrolling down , hope to find link to next chapter release…. )


  36. Finally, a boss fight. For whatever reason those bumbling idiots released the seal, it will never be worth the amount of lives sacrificed for their idiocy. I hope the Queen does something about it.

    And I certainly DO hope, that this turn of events would change their twisted outlook on the entire situation they are in. I hate them, but shunning them completely isn’t the right way to move forward. I still have this inkling of hope that they will somehow work together as a team in later chapters or perhaps I’m just too pessimistic and naive.


  37. dashert says:

    Damn! those 3 stooges Im mad right now for their stupidity (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻


  38. Anonymous says:

    Wow! This is my first time reading about a defend vs defend battle.
    The Shieldbro (Defend) vs Genbu Turtle (Defend)


  39. Midnight2630 says:

    very good!!! finally some action again and this battle will take several chapters =)
    i wanna read all the battle right now =D


  40. rose says:

    I don’t think those guys are died. i hope they were killed, but i think they want to make shieldbro look weak to the queen and like true heroes they will come at the last minute and save the day.

    man those guys are idiots and they don’t know what they are doing. but i think they plan to break the spell together and then show everyone just how strong they are.


  41. Anonymous says:

    then there is 4 hidden boss suzaku for bow,seiryuu for spear,byakku for sword and genbu for shield


  42. jelleh says:



  43. Noppes says:

    Since bakahou is redoing 116 and is busy irl will you be doing 118?


    • lazingkingoftheeast says:

      i think anon is doing 118. Also his incomplete work has been found in a pastebin link in bakahou’s comments for 117 on his site.


  44. NightFrost says:



  45. Jimmyev says:

    I lived in the desert for some years. Based on the picture it most closely resembles a Tortoise, but could be a turtle. It doesn’t have long nails and lifts its self off the ground to move, those are generally the traits of a tortoise. For all I know the Author and Artist may have just taken some creative licensing and it’s actually a turtle, can’t win them all.


  46. Jotay Siege says:

    I’m guessing that each of the 4 minor holy beasts equate to each of the heroes and will give them each something boss! shield=tortise, bow=qilin, spear=phoenix, sword=dragon Though I could spear and bow reversed.


    • Anonymous says:

      Isn’t the phoenix for the sword? The Pope had a phoenix-like sword. Btw, each weapon is probalby able to absorbe part of each boss, to unlock a specific weapon^^


  47. 3MERCENARY says:

    Those idiots still think no what it happends they will awake in the hospital
    Thinking they are inmortal and everything is a event for that they awoke that monster
    They should given a really cold shower to awaken to the reality so stop thinking in fantasy and every action had results


    • Carl says:

      Exactly, Naofumi should have broke it down to the Queen. The other heroes see the people of this world as NPC’s (thus have no respect for their lives). I mean the people, 5 Cities, 3 Forts and 2 Castles (plus several armies) have died so far.

      I need to go back and reread but if the 7 star heroes are comparable in strength to the 4 heroes then this world would be better served to get rid of the Sword/Spear/Bow and just stick with the Shield+7


    • Anonymous says:

      It would hilarious if one of the 3 heroes died


    • Anomymus :o) says:

      well they‘re think they‘re the protagonist and protagonist can‘t die until finishes fighting the final boss and get some happy ending
      most not gonna immediately believe if something like that happening anyway… so it‘s understable
      they‘re afraid if they died that mean the end..
      sorry for the bad english….


  48. Yoraikun says:

    Alright, 119 is done… Just have to wait for 118…


  49. Anonymous says:

    My blood is boiling while I wait for this fight.


  50. Anonymous says:

    at least part of 118 is up, don’t know if its complete or not


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