Chapter 125: Possibilities

A bit anti-climactic. Stay tuned for the touching finale.

Chapter 125: Possibilities

“Not Yet! Report your situation!” (Naofumi)

“The people who received the attack have yet to recover. We are confirming the situation.” (Soldier)

How is the front line holding up?

I look towards Rafatalia and Firo, who are currently battling around the heart.

The assaulting familiars seem to be endless. Both of them are exhausted.

When the chance comes, they break through and reach my location, but their faces are pale.

“A-are you two alright?!” (Naofumi)

“Y-yes… but… my Mana is…” (Rafatalia)

“Yeah… you know… they absorbed our mana…” (Firo)

Ku… how troublesome. This attack has the same effect as the electric blast from the head.

I receive an information report from the back line.

“A large number of troops have died from Mana depletion.” (Soldier)

“How is the situation on the front?” (Naofumi)

“Because of the Hero of the Shield’s protection, they have begun to prepare the sealing magic for the heart.” (Soldier)

“I see…” (Naofumi)

For my Drain resistance to come in handy in a place like this…

The casualties are great, but we will still be able to carry out the mission.

“It might be difficult, but please finish the sealing preparations as quickly as possible!” (Naofumi)

“S-sir yes sir!” (Magicians)

By this pattern…

The Spirit turtle’s heart begins releasing the magic energy it has stored up.

I rush in front and hold up my shield to deflect the blasts of energy.

“_____________!” (Spirit Turtle)

“Gu-…” (Naofumi)

The output is even higher than before.

The white masses the heart had released are now re-assimilating with it to increase the output.

Long! The duration of this attack is much higher than any of the others I have withstood. My HP begins to drop.

“Guuuuuuuuu-…” (Naofumi)

I can’t change my position or the blast will be reflected on our forces.

“Mu… Don’t use Firo’s power to hurt Master!” (Firo)

Firo takes a stance.

“Rafatalia Oneechan, Costume wearing Oneechan! Please keep monsters away from Firo for a little bit.” (Firo)

“Y-yes!” (Rafatalia)

“I Understand!” (Rishia)

Rafatalia and Rishia get into formation and repel the swarms of monsters from Firo.

“Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuu…” (Firo)

Firo takes a very deep breath.

I can feel the wind gathering around her.

The white masses that had returned to the heart are being pulled away.

More specifically, Firo is sucking them in.

The white clumps are forcefully pulled towards Firo, being drawn to her strong magic.

Soon, the magic blast weakens.

“Good job, Firo!” (Naofumi)

“Gepu-” (Firo)

I look behind me and see Firo waving happily. She looks slightly more inflated than before.

…Did she eat those things?

“Payback.” (Firo)

Firo faces the heart and opens her mouth. Something comes out.

I think it is the air that she sucked into her body.

A sphere of pressurized air flies towards the heart.

“_______!!!” (Spirit Turtle)

The turtle hastily deploys a magic barrier around its heart, as if it sensed the dangers presented by Firo’s attack.

The familiars, as if protecting the organ, fly head on into the ball of air.

But the sphere merely sucks in any monster that gets close, and continues to fly at the heart.

A large sound fills the area, and the magic barrier around the heart breaks.

The heart is reconstructing its defenses. It’s the perfect time to activate the seal.

“Now!” (Naofumi)

“Ha!” (Magicians)

『We have read and understood the origin of power. It is the time for the Truth of the world to manifest. Now become that chains that binds one of the four: the Spirit Turtle, this beast of Calamity! 』

A large magic circle appears centered around the heart.

The turtle is currently focused on healing the damage caused by Firo’s attack, it is unable to perform a follow-up attack.

This is the end!

「Large Scale Covenant Spell: ‘Magic Sealing’!」

Ribbons appear from the magic circle,and begin encircling the heart, which has almost finished repairing itself.

“____________!?” (Spirit Turtle)

Badump… badump… ba… dump… ba… (TL: If you have a better onomatopoeia, be my guest.)

The beating sound of the heart gets fainter, and eventually fades into nothingness.

The monsters outside seem to have also stopped. From the next room, I can hear some noise.

“YYYEEEEAAASSSS!” (Soldiers)

They are celebrating.

“Victory! We Won!” (Soldier)

“Hooray!” (Soldier)

“It was long and difficult, but we finally did it!” (Soldier)

(TL: death flags all around)

Fuu……..

“Oneechan, Firo is returning these.” (Firo)

“? Firo, what are you doing?” (Rafatalia)

Firo suddenly throws up all of the white clumps she had inhaled at Rafatalia. Are they Spirit attribute? Maybe I should absorb them.

Rafatalia’s face color is getting better as the Drain effect wears off, but her expression is getting much, much worse. It’s as if a bug had dropped down her back.

Slapping the White clumps away, Rafatalia begins chasing Firo around in rage.

“Oy, Firo! I definitely won’t let you off easily!” (Rafatalia)

“Ahaha~” (Firo)

*Sigh* It seems we were somehow able to finish the sealing.

“…- Master!?” (Firo)

Firo suddenly stops. Her face is pale.

Badump! Badump!

The heart beat sounds resume.

With the sound of breaking glass, the magic circle breaks apart.

“How could this be!?” (Naofumi)

“Firo did her best, so why?” (Firo)

The eye on the heart grows very large, and releases the beam attack once more.

“This thing knows not when to give in!” (Rafatalia)

“Yeah!” (Firo)

“Was it a failure?” (Naofumi)

“No… the spell went perfectly… but it was able to shrug it off with ease.” (Magician)

Dammit! Damn it all!

We don’t have any forces left. The head has regenerated. We cannot seal the heart.

… No there still has to be a way. I can’t give in.

“Rafatalia, Firo, can you handle it?” (Naofumi)

“Leave it to me.” (Rafatalia)

“Yes!” (Firo)

Both Rafatalia and Firo prepare to unleash their respective strongest attacks.

Even though it’s broken free, there must be some information I can gain from this exchange.

“Tell the troops in the back lines to fall back!” (Naofumi)

“B-but-” (Soldier)

“If possible, try to support these two, otherwise, tell them to focus on protecting themselves. Worse comes to worst we will have to retreat!” (Naofumi)

“U-understood!” (Soldier)

The army follows my command and withdraws the back line.

And Rafatalia, Firo, Me, Shadow and Rishia prepare for battle.

「Zveit Aura」 (Naofumi)

I cast support magic on the party. The two rush forward.

「Spiral Strike!」 (Firo)

「Hakke Destiny Slash」 (Rafatalia)

(TL: Hakke, Japanese pronounciation for Bagua http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagua)

Forward! This may be rash, but there are no other options.

“_________!?” (Spirit Turtle)

The two fighters rush the Heart of the Spirit Turtle. The turtle tries to summon familiars to protect it.

But those two are putting all their magic remaining into this strike. The familiars have no effect.

There is a grotesque sound. The heart has been pierced.

“…” (Rafatalia)

“This is the limit” (Firo)

“I understand… please stand down.” (Naofumi)

I observe the heart. Just as when it had been sealed, the beating has stopped. Did we do it?

Most of the arteries around it have been reduced to scraps of flesh. The heart itself has a large hole in the center.

If it could recover from this, it would truly be immortal.

…badump.

___!?

Before my very eyes, the arteries restore themselves and the hole begins to close.

“Wha…” (Rafatalia)

“What tenacity…” (Naofumi)

“Fueeeeeeeeeee…” (Rishia)

I also want to say Fueeee.

“The mission… was a failure-gojaru. We must call a retreat-gojaru.” (Shadow)

“And after that? Can the seven star heroes win against a Monster like this?” (Naofumi)

Out of rage, I unintentionally speak my mind.

“T-that may be so-jaru… but staying here will not accomplish anything-gojaru.” (Shadow)

“Ku…” (Naofumi)

Shadow’s right. Nothing has come out of fighting for hours inside of this thing.

Where is it getting all of this vitality?

If a monster like this appeared in a game, then no one would buy it.

“… I understand. We’ll retreat for now and think of another plan.” (Naofumi)

“… Sir yes sir.” (Soldier)

The hearts of the soldiers is heavy.

To fail after we had found victory. The mental damage inflicted is quite high.

Carefully avoiding danger, I lead the men away from the heart and out of the Turtle’s body.

“It will be easier to escape from the town than from the mountains.” (Naofumi)

The mountain path is heavily sloped. With the earthquakes caused by the moving turtle, the footing is unstable.

Though we may have to deal with the rubble, it will probably be safer to dismount from the town area.

“We are thankful to you for finding a safe escape route.” (Commander)

The army’s commander gives me words of thanks.

“Don’t mind it. Protecting is my duty.” (Naofumi)

But… for all our efforts to come out in vain…

The only information we got was that the sealing magic didn’t work.

Is there no way to win?

I fend off monsters as we head towards the exit in the town.

“This is…” (Naofumi)

It’s a building similar to the temple I investigated with Firo.

“It seems to be a temple-gojaru.” (Shadow)

“You can tell?” (Naofumi)

“I have been trained in scouting out buildings-gojaru. There are lithographs of the messages left by the heroes all over the place -gojaru.” (Shadow)

“Lithographs? Are they of the message I saw in the other temple?” (Naofumi)

“Perhaps these were made using that as reference-gojaru. Selling lithographs of these messages was this town’s specialty-gojaru. There were probably more but the entire town has been destroyed with the awakening of the Turtle-gojaru.” (Shadow)

Reference? Could there have been people who could write in Japanese here?

Hmm… so this temple contains various lithographs…

Keiichi left the method of defeating the turtle. Perhaps, I may find a lithograph of his message.

“Can you let me look around for a bit?” (Naofumi)

“I do not believe now is the time for that-gojaru” (Shadow)

“”The previous message I saw had writing regarding how to defeat the Spirit Turtle. However the most important info was left out. (Naofumi)

“How surprising, then we must search through these records-gojaru.” (Shadow)

My party and the rest of the army search for and gather all the Lithographs we can find.

These paintings are not very well done, they seem to be mass-produced varieties, with a simple picture of the Turtle and words printed on them.

And these works have also been damaged by the Turtle’s movements.

“Can you read it-gojaru?” (Shadow)

“How is it?” (Rafatalia)

Like a jig-saw puzzle, I gather the pieces of various mass produced pictures. Many of these have shattered beyond recognition. I don’t think I can decipher this.

“I have found more.” (Rishia)

Rishia comes carrying a large fragment of a Lithograph.

… Finally, something I can read.

Even more so than the wave, his objective is… to stop…

I can also make out the words Head, Heart and Same.

I have to think, what would the Hero Keiichi want to leave behind?

Along with the head, you must… to defeat this monster, then… It’s cut off here.

Now that I think about it, from the start, Keiichi has been talking of a method to defeat, rather than seal it.

So in the past, people had already figured out the method for defeating it.

So why was it sealed until now?

I don’t understand.

If I can’t understand this point, I have to move onto the next.

I must gather some useful information from this.

Head, Heart, Same were used on the same line.

… Could it be that? That thing in Games and Manga…

(TL: You know that thing in Megaman EXE and in Neon Genesis Evangelion, that thing.)

However there is no way of testing that theory.

“What?! Is that true?!” (Soldier)

As I am deep in thought, the army people are getting noisy.

“What’s wrong?” (Naofumi)

“Look outside. The Spirit Turtle is approaching a city that hasn’t finished evacuation!” (Sodja Boy)

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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184 Responses to Chapter 125: Possibilities

  1. andreliu507 says:

    Is it just me or Firo was Kirby in her past life? (Swallowing and spitting stuff)

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  2. Anonymous says:

    WOOOOOO! The battle just keep on coming! Thanks Yoraikun!

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  3. help me says:

    i don’t understand the mega-man link thing. Can someone explain?

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  4. Fallen says:

    SO who is the best of all the girls? Shadow? Firo? or the new one Rishia? cast your votes people!
    Thanks for translating this.

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    • Raphtalia says:

      Raphtalia > Firo > Melty > Rishia > Queen > Shadow. This is the definitive factual list. Shadow isn’t confirmed to be a girl yet as far as I know.

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      • unknown says:

        When the first time Naofumi met the shadow, it was a girl. in the castle after he threatened the trash…

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        • Yoraikun says:

          at that time, he/she/it was acting as the Queen’s body double. That means it was a disguise, and not necessarily his/her/its true gender

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        • Anonymous says:

          I think they hinted that Shadow is a girl a few times (at least the one that uses degojaru).

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        • Anonymous says:

          **Spolier – actually if you read the christmas edtion, he has chosen Raphtalia, as his main girl and head female of the harem

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        • Yoraikun says:

          but he still hasn’t done anything to her, and still treats her as a child.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Actually he has bc he says no corrupting Christmas night or all the other ladies of the are gonna want their turn with him too, so he decides no one gets any action from him as Christmas present since he’d have to give all his ladies some

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        • dowla95 says:

          Why the fuk do i read comments when i know there will be spoilers , i know who will he choose but still i dont need you guys to tell me.

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      • It’s a bit awkward as Firo and Melty are both still physically children, but it has to be Raphtalia first, Queen and Shadow as a joint second, and even then, I’d still put Firo and Melty next as I’d rather wait 10 years, than risk taking a chance on Rishia.

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        • Zeb says:

          Ummmmm judging by the fact that the Queen straight up told Naofumi to get Melty pregnant I think that “of legal age” has a different standard in this world. Also Firo’s body is the result of her transformation ability it may not change even if you waited 20 years. But It should probably be possible for her to make it appear older if she tried to.

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        • Yoraikun says:

          The Queen Fitoria is still a loli, so her form probably won’t change… but still, he is old enough to be her father. No, he is technically her father.

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        • Zeb says:

          He’s practically Raphtalia’s foster farther too so it’s honestly going to be a bit weird/awkward no matter which route he takes.

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        • Carl says:

          Naofumi is like Firo’s mother.. I’d have to go back and read but I think she imprinted on him when she hatched – If he does decide to live in this world (and have a relationship with one of his companions) I think Raphtalia is the only logical choice imo

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Thanks!

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  6. Raphtalia says:

    Thank you Yoraikun-sama! This wasn’t anti-climatic, this is the climax! This is one of the most intense battles I’ve read in a long time. It’s not so shounen that nobody dies. Naofumi’s a beast since he can keep his tactical cool and lead in such a stressful situation. (NOTICE ME NAOFUMI- SAMA!)

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  7. JJJose says:

    thank you

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  8. Anonymous says:

    thanks a lot!

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  9. Dracona says:

    i was looking forward to 126 coming out today as well so i could read 124,125,126, and 127

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    • Anonymous says:

      How bout you appreciate what this guy is doing for free or translate 126 yourself

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      • Dracona says:

        its not like im ungrateful i tried to translate chapter 22 a few weeks before bakahou started translating and got annoyed 3 lines in. i cant translate and im glad they are doing it and so fast as well. if i could translate i would be more than happy to help out as well

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  10. Zeke says:

    waiting for 126 . . . . .

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    • Anonymous says:

      relax take a deep breathe and remember we already got two today Yoraikun may be working on it or writing exam’s for college…but do what i do go back and start from the beginning and reread it from right after the second wave🙂

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      • Random Internet Guy says:

        Im going to do that

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      • Zeb says:

        It’s nice to know that i’m not the only one that does this. I’ve read through it about 5 times already…….. over the course of less than 2 weeks (i probably need to get myself a hobby). But I understand where he’s coming from. It somewhat….. difficult to have 127 out and not 126, I really want to read 127 but I feel it might ruin 126 for me if I read 127 first.

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  11. Random Internet Guy says:

    Thanks guys for doing this for us….126 is going to awsome

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  12. I already read ch.127, but the climax part is in ch.126 T_T

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  13. turtlebeech says:

    Hey Yorai-Kun when you’re translating do you…………….feel a chill ?o_O

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  14. unknown says:

    Yoraisan we miss you!!!😉

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  15. qwerty says:

    Can we expect an update today? Cause I keep on reloading this site.. Anyway I’m grateful that someone is translating this novel amd thanks for this chapter🙂

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  16. Bakahisa~ says:

    Thanks again for the chapter! and I see you guys actually took into account that post I made about Bagua o 3o

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  17. Mark says:

    Oh my GAWD! Thank you for the translations as always! Wow even if this chapter is considered anti-climatic (with lots of death flags rising) – All this left us up to the mounting anticipation of the final round with Shieldbro versus GENBU TIMES TWO!

    Godspeed to you and the team🙂

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  18. Jeriru says:

    The heartbeat could be…
    Doki Doki Doki Pyon!😀
    (jokes)

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  19. hikitsu00 says:

    yorai sensei out of curiosity will naofumi get his tortoise shield here in the web novel?

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  20. 3MERCENARY says:

    I expecting this more than naruto or bleach
    I hope the continuos release
    This is fun

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  21. Ash says:

    Thanks Yoraikun for taking your time to translate some of the raws of this web novel. Respect Mate.

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  22. wesleyhallan says:

    Thanks for ur hard work!
    Btw, I would like to ask if just with Hiragana and Katagana I can read the scans?
    Also, can I use ur translates to make a pt-br version ?

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  23. Dustyn Truax says:

    I’m guessing 126 has some length to it compared to other chapters. A good bit has to happen this chapter.

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  24. Anonymous says:

    I don’t care if it’s incomplete or just a preview. please paste we can read along as you translate

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  25. Anonymous says:

    f5,f5,f5,f5,f5,f5,f5,f5… the key broke off… click refresh,click refresh,click refresh

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  26. Anonymous says:

    “¡126 http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/126_(number) 126″! Where is my fix ahahahahaha Shake and Shame on me im a LN Junnkie…. Need my daily fix

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  27. Anonymous says:

    Dear translator or drug dealer ? Thank You for the laugh and joy of your good will, but come on dont be a wanker or sadist samaritan You have to take responsability hahahaha lol just kiddin ?

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  28. Anonymous says:

    Please send a link to the raws i can probably translate parts of it though not as fast or as well as the guys

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  30. wew says:

    testing

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  31. Chyro says:

    Could the translator please put his own thoughts to the chapter at the end of it, not at the beginning? I’m thankful for the translations, but it’s a bit annoying to see “it’s anti-climatic” before even starting to read the chapter. Isn’t the first time a comment like that spoils a little of the chapter, either.

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