Chapter 137: People of the Sea

Chapter 137: The People of the Sea

(Note people is written here as Men and Women)


On that day, a carriage with a supplies from the queen arrived.

“I heard the Hero of the Shield could be found here.” (Knight)

“What do you need?” (Naofumi)

The knight who came with the carriage addresses me.

I think I’ve seen this face before… I think she was practicing swordsmanship with Rafatalia.

Her appearance is… that of a standard female knight from a game. If she takes off her helmet, I think her face will rival Rafatalia’s in beauty.

Her hair is long and strawberry-blond. Most of it is stuffed into her helmet.

Her eyes are blue, like Firo’s. She looks like she would fit the role of a Wicked Queen perfectly.

She is accompanied by other knights, one of whom I recognize as part of volunteer army that helped me during the wave before the last.

“Hero of the Shield!” (Volunteer)

“You… How have you been?” (Naofumi)

“We’re working hard on rebuilding the city.” (Volunteer)

“I’ll bet. But, that’s not what I’m asking. What has happened to you guys since then?” (Naofumi)

“Nothing major has changed. I’ve been sent here to act as a messengers while the others here are reinforcements.” (Volunteer)

“Ah, I see.” (Naofumi)

The Queen seems to have completely grasped my train of thought. She has already sent more personnel.

“For now, it’s just me, but I have been instructed to act as the official messenger between here and the castle.” (Volunteer)

“Not the Shadows?” (Naofumi)

“Those people are to act as the unofficial messengers.” (Volunteer)

What’s the difference?… Well it doesn’t really matter.

“I’ve been asked to act as a martial arts instructor for the slaves.” (Female Knight)

“Ah, that will be helpful.” (Naofumi)

Rafatalia is mostly self-taught. It’s good to have someone with professional training experience.

“So… where are the ever-so-important slaves right now?” (Female Knight)

“I sent them out to level grind. I think they’ll be around level 25 when they get back.” (Naofumi)

“Fumu… Your lessons sure are fast-paced.” (Female Knight)

“It’s Spartan style. Also, I plan to have around 30 more people for non-combat related purposes.” (Naofumi)

“For what purpose would that be?” (Volunteer)

“This and that. Well, we also need to rebuild the buildings.” (Naofumi)

“Understood, I’ll relay that to the castle.” (Volunteer)

Now then, I need to move on to the next task as well.

Recently I’ve been researching various plants. I’m trying to see why I can’t modify certain substances.

There are quite a few faults to my modification skills.

For some reason, there are some plants I can edit and some I cannot.

In that respect, the Bioplant is very easy to modify.

So I’ll see if I can make that Bioplant produce some simple medicine.

I finish readying a plot for the plant without issue.

“The Hero of the shield sure is enthusiastic.” (Kiel)

Kiel, who had just returned, stumbles out of the carriage.

He has stopped complaining to me about cooking, but…


His stomach still growls.

A few days later.

“Ahaha~!” (Child)

The slaves are having fun climbing up the Bioplant.

Their levels have all passed 30. Their appearances also changed, and they now look to be around 14-15 years old.

They only look slightly younger than Rafatalia. They have started to look an age that can actually be sent out to battle. They seem to be growing quite healthily.

Their appearance… well I would put it above village children. But there is no one here who rivals Rafatalia in looks. It just seems that they are eating proper meals.

Out of the boys, the one with the best face is probably Kiel. His face looks like a girls. He might grow into a Pretty boy one day (TL: Bishounen). Rather than saying he looks like a boy, it would be more accurate to say he looks like a boyish girl.

Not that it matters to me.

“Hey, Shield-Niichan! We’ve only been having meat and vegetables for a while. I’m tired of it.” (Kiel)

(TL: I’m debating whether or not to translate Shield-Niichan as Shieldbro)

“Don’t be selfish.” (Naofumi)

For some reason, he’s started to become quite impudent. It’s getting to be quite a pain to deal with.

I should try to set him straight, but he does his work fine, so there’s not much I can do.

He’s been acting quite familiar with me. He’s talking to me as a younger brother rather than a slave. He has also begin to say, ‘Thank you’ when getting food.

As long as he’s motivated…

It seems many of these children were used for physical labor before.

It may seem strange coming from me, but many consider it unethical to send child slaves into battle. They are mostly used for other purposes.

They are quite skillful at physical work.

“Hey, I’m going to go off to the ocean and catch some fish, so please cook them, Nii-chan.” (Kiel)

“I don’t remember becoming your brother!” (Naofumi)

Kiel is definitely looking down on me.

Should I lecture him?

Oh right, Kiel seems to be shorter than the other boys.

His voice is also higher.

“I would also like some fish.” (Rishia)

Rishia and the other slaves voice out their agreement.

“Niichan, I want to eat Seafood!” (Kiel)

“Yeah!” (Child)

“Seafood!” (Child)

Damn, it seems I have mass produced Firos.

It’s a good thing the eggs haven’t hatched yet.

There’s no way I could handle a strange monster joining in here.

“Ah, I got it. Today we’ll go to the beach to catch some fish. While we’re there, Firo, go swim out and capture some aquatic monsters.” (Naofumi)

“Yes~!” (Children in unison)

And so it turned out that we were headed for the sea.

Well, it has been getting quite hot lately.

Swimming around a bit won’t hurt.

These people… They lived here before, so they can swim, right?

And so, after a short walk, we reach our destination.

“Kyahaha~!” (Children)

And so the slaves enthusiastically run out towards the water carrying harpoons. They all take off their clothes and enter in their underwear…

In the middle of this, I noticed… Rafatalia and Rishia noticed as well.

“Naofumi-sama!?” (Rafatalia)

“Eh? Eh!?” (Rishia)

“Firo! Go catch Kiel!” (Naofumi)

“? I got it.” (Firo)

“Wah!? What is it!” (Kiel)

Firo drags Kiel out of the ocean.

Kiel is violently struggling under Firo’s arm.

“What is it, Shield Nii-chan!?” (Kiel)

“Let me say this first. I don’t really care, but there is something I must point out a large problem in the way you act.” (Naofumi)

“And I’m asking what it is!” (Kiel)

The other slaves notice the commotion, and come over.

They seem to have caught on to the problem.

“Kiel-kun… are you possibly supposed to be Kiel-chan?” (Rafatalia)

“Wha?! What are you talking about? I’m a boy.” (Kiel)

Kiel’s chest has a bandage wrapped around it, and he… she is wearing a loincloth below.

… For obvious reasons, Rafatalia is pointing at Kiel’s nether regions.

Recently I have been unable to read Rafatalia’s behavior.

It may be that meeting up with old friends has restored some lost parts of her personality.

“Kiel-kun… do you know the difference between a man and a woman?” (Rafatalia)

“???” (Kiel)

“Um, you know… A man is someone who has…” (Rafatalia)

Rafatalia begins whispering in Kiel’s ear.

“That can’t be true. If I were god, I wouldn’t do something so painstaking as to differentiate men and women like that.” (Kiel)

“Then please look at the other boys No, look at Naofumi-sama. He’s a bit different, isn’t he? His chest isn’t wrapped right?” (Rafatalia)

“What are you talking about? That’s what happens when you become an adult. I just have a bit of excess fat so my chest sticks out. When I become an adult, it will fix itself.”

The BS is spilling out at quite an alarming rate.

… How the hell was Kiel raised before becoming a slave?

I have too many questions.

Or was she perhaps raised without such standards? Was she allowed to freely choose her definition for Male and Female?

Whatever the case, she was definitely raised abnormally.

Anyways, how did no one notice during the time he was a slave?

…Was this part of the Slave Dealer’s schemes?

If I were the Slave Dealer, I wouldn’t go to the trouble of changing a slave’s world view, and would just sell her as is.

This country is quite rotten. There’s probably a perverted noble who would buy her thinking she were a pretty boy.

And maybe another pervert who found Kiel’s lack of gender Identity to be a turn on. All this just raises her selling price.

It seems she has already been sold a few times.

I think I heard that she had broken too many plates at her last place and had thus been returned…

Kiel also has some signs of significant physical abuse, so I guess she didn’t receive any preferential treatment.

It seems that the abuse of Demi-human slaves is quite common in this country.

Rafatalia also showed such signs of abuse.

I guess this is the aftereffects of the recent war with Silt Welt.

Out of the 8 slaves one of them said that they were saved by a hero before.

I guess even those people can’t stand to see children being abused.

I see that they had left the issue to the country, and the child had eventually been resold as a slave anyways.

In the few days since she came here, I’ve gotten a good grasp on what personality Kiel has.

Around 6 of the new slaves still act cautiously when away from Rafatalia.

But that isn’t an issue I have any influence over. I’ll leave that to Rafatalia and Rishia.

At night, Rafatalia puts the other children to sleep, and sometimes sleeps next to them.

She also went through a similar experience, so she is able to understand their problems.

Even if I stay around, I don’t think they will open their hearts to me.

Firo, being Firo is able to interact well with them.

She seems to be good with dealing with children in general, that bird.

This may be similar to the practice of Animal Therapy. (TL: google it)

However, the children still get nauseous at the sight of her prized carriage.

“B-but father said that a man is a man if he thinks he is a man no matter what.” (Kiel)

So did the daughter began to imitate her father’s manly attitude?

And anyways, that talk in itself is implying that you are a woman.

She was raised like someone from a story I had heard about.

(TL: I don’t know the reference. Possibly Yukimura of Boku wa Tomodachi ga Tsukunai)

The other female slaves laugh amongst themselves.

I’ve heard some women like to imagine boys who cross-dress, but what do they think of a Girl who wants to be a man of the sea?

“This can’t be… I mean, what’s the point of separating man and woman anyways!? I don’t even know anymore!” (Kiel)

Author note (TL: The Real one)

Kiel wasn’t meant to be an important character, however the personality I gave him overlapped with another male character I planned to make down the road, so I decided to give ‘him’ a little… quirk.

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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308 Responses to Chapter 137: People of the Sea

  1. Kyon says:

    honorifics should be left alone. those who actually go in and read light novels are beyond the plebeians who have only watched anime or read manga.


    • Uz3r013 says:

      ok… agreed…just… kinda a random comment to make. did someone argue we shouldn’t use them?


      • Anonymous says:

        Some ppl are…saying that they want to see shieldbro instead of shield nii-chan


        • Brbrhu3hu3 says:

          Well. I don’t know if it’s easier to put honorific or translate them. But for me honorific are good to understand better.
          I think “Shieldbro” sounds like some people of brooklin speeaking or rappers lol.


        • Anonymous says:

          I think that was meant as a joke since the translator refers to Naofumi as shieldbro


        • That guy says:

          It’s up to the translator what is said so if you don’t help TL THEN DONT COMPLAIN ABOUT SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS HONORIFICS

          Liked by 2 people

        • Anonymous says:

          I don’t think honorifics are something that should really be blown off. The way they are used can show the relationship between two people or the attitude of the person addressing the other using said honorifics. Regardless, it’s up to Yoraikun.

          However, with Tate no Nii-san sounds a bit too formal for shieldbro.
          If we find someone that says Tate aniki or something, shieldbro would be perfect.


    • Anonymous says:

      Now now, get off your high horse there. You are acting kind of similar to those ungrateful anons that caused Yoraikun to start chapter 129 the way he did.


    • odyssey says:

      they help since you can tell what kind of relationship the characters have with each other.


    • Kreldor says:

      There are some things that are hard to translate and some things that take more explaining if those parts are not left in. I for one would prefer if they are left in. People who don’t want them “cluttering things up” either don’t know or a lazy and refuse to understand what it means to context of the lines. I think most that want to read would want them in. To the translators thank you for putting more thought in to the people who complain than the ones complaining. :)


    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah, I’m glad to see honorifics kept on yoraikun’s translations now, it reads a lot better. Before they seemed pretty rude tbh, like Raphtalia calling him just Naofumi, wtf slave, is that a way to speak to your master?

      Liked by 1 person

      • LoliEst says:

        Naofumi personally didn’t enjoy being called Master by Raphtalia if i remember correctly (might be wrong though) and Raphtalia is still addressing him with -sama after all, so isn’t she already respecting him enough?

        Liked by 1 person

    • naru-chan says:

      I don’t really know what you are trying to achieve here…


  2. Anonymous says:

    ”The BS is spilling out at quite an alarming rate”

    Naofumi aint got no time for traps

    Thx a lot for for the chapters yorai


  3. yoyo says:

    Rafatalia changed into alerted mode (Rafatalia –> alerted Rafatalia )


  4. GrayAngel says:

    OH MY GOD. That cracked me up hard. Please keep up with the good work and rest well.


  5. aristo999999999 says:

    I think the story of girl raised as boy is referring to Tip / Princess Ozma from the marvelous land of Oz. She did not know that she is not boy until much later. As a bonus, Tip was also runaway slave. Given Japanese authors fondness to Oz series, I believe it is referring to this.


    • deleted says:

      Somehow I don’t think so. At least this is the first I’ve ever heard of this whereas I’ve heard of the other references pointed out by others somewhere in the comments section. Also, not all japanese authors are that fond of the wizard of oz considering I don’t see that much reference to the wizard of oz. although I do see a lot of references to Alice in wonderland in all sorts of japanese works


  6. Anonymous says:

    whoaaaaaa Firo army……lol


  7. randomguy says:

    Which manga chapter is this pic from.


  8. randomguy says:

    Which manga chapter is this pic from.


  9. Fate Series says:

    if feminism exist in that world. i can imagine Kiel will be the ringleader.


  10. I knew it… well… a hunch when Admiral Ackbar got involved. I guess they’re not much of a “Loli Army” anymore.


  11. whoknows says:

    “She was raised like someone from a story I had heard about.”

    the reference is probably from princess waltz, the princess was raised as a prince so she could inherit the throne.

    thanks for the chapter


  12. m4lyg0s says:

    spoiler alert

    When you think about it, Firo lays eggs.



  13. naru-chan says:

    I just hope this manga doesn’t end up like “re: monster” which suddenly turns in to a perverted manga (or was it intentional? i don’t think so…). though I would still recommend you guys reading “re: monster” (i kinda skipped the perverted parts since I’m into the adventure not the sex part)

    Manga : ch 1- 8
    light novel : Day 1 to Day 63 (1 day is probably around 1 to 2 chapter depending on the event)
    Note: the novel is almost significant as Shield Bro wherein he can obtain ability through absorbing enemies and materials… the difference is, instead of becoming a hero he is to become a demon lord.

    I am not forcing anyone :D


    • Ash says:

      Yeah in Re:Monster The Perverted Stuff ruined it for me entirely (it might as well be a hentai manga). I am just hoping that in Shieldhero the MC does not roll that way, if anything Naofumi is oblivious to romance atm. So this webnovel is safe for the time being:).


      • in which chapter it started being ecchi?? I have read the first 8 chapters and I haven’t seen perverted parts?? (except I think at first with the girls who suicide themselves, maybe I have read some incomplete ones.. don’t know)


        • Dustyn Truax says:

          RE: translations is further ahead than the manga but there are 2 places in particular that get very discriptive. I’m not sure if that was actually in the novel but they pulled them out seperately from the story so its just thrown in there. otherwise there are many references to a sexual act or they use some form of innuendo.


        • Anonymous says:

          If you read it properly, it clearly states “TRANSLATOR’s/EDITOR’s FANTASY START/END”


        • whoknows says:

          the web novel of re:monsterb doesn’t have the sex patrs that are in the tranlations of re:translations, and it is said that they put it there and you don’t need to read, i myself haven’t read these parts


        • Yoraikun says:

          its after that.


    • Ruth says:

      Ummm Re:monster doesn’t have any sex scene those are just the novel translator’s fantasy. It may have some talks about who had sex with who but doesn’t actually have the sex scene written in the web novel. It’s all just the novel translator’s fantasy. The manga will probably not have any sex scene, unless the manga artist decided to add some.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Mario says:

    Thanks for the chapter.
    I miss Bakahou.


  15. Argo says:

    The reference of Kiel’s hidden sexuality due to her father is most likely from Rumiko Takahashi’s Urusei Yatsura character Ryuunosuke Fujinami. Bandage chest, not to bright masculine attitude, love of the sea, etc.


    • anonymous says:

      I personally think that we better not bringing up from what reference that the author get his inspiration. Its because we don’t even know the one who originally make the story of hidden sexuality and as i read a lot of story, it has become something common as spice for the main story

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Metalxempress says:

    Its not a trap. Its a harem


  17. eis says:

    I dont get it why trap isnt it gender bender. The author even say he was original a man but clash of personality he got quirky.


    • Superstarsage says:

      Because Kiel was never a man in the sense that in the world he was a man, then someone or he himself decided to become a woman *if that’s even possible in this world*. The thing the author’s talking about is just retconning a character’s gender.


  18. random says:

    That a lot of reg u did. I wan to read them all. but take your time don’t over work your self ^^


  19. Yuuki says:

    Honestly, i would like you guys to slow down with the chapters. You guys are posting too fast, which means your tiring yourselves out. You should take a break too Yoraikun, since youve done a lot. I’m sure we all appreciate your chapter, so you should stop for a while and go hang out with friends or play some games yourself, even if some immature people whine. By the way i recommend Tales of Xillia


  20. ikamores says:

    The character of raftalia comes from the manga called “together with poko”.


  21. Anonymous says:

    Yoraikun who will translate chapter 139…


  22. Ginny says:

    Thank you for the translations!


  23. kacamatabuta says:

    Has anyone told u that you are handsome, lol ?

    Anyway, thanks for the chapter!


  24. Rizwan says:

    Lolz. About Kiel. He really does remind me of Yukimura from Haganai.


  25. Neko says:

    Thank you Yorai Kun so muuuch, really love this series and thank you for translating it, got quite a shock when I saw you volunteer for the next few chapters too in a row, please dun overwork yourself amd rest when neccessary! I wish I could know some Japanese to help out too :/


  26. ln lover says:

    It’s really a trap! Thank you for the translation!!


  27. Anonymous says:

    Are all the 8 children in the group only female because we are getting only female people and names popping up which is kinda…. no it’s really annoying. It will be like the spear ass-hole party which is only women which i hate. if there are male people within the 8 please SOMEONE tell me there names and the number of people in there because i believe there should be a balanced amount between in this kinda of group .


    • Anonymous says:

      Well, I find it not that unrealistic that the only slaves that were from the village and were available to buy are females and children. That is because there were not many adult survivors and adult slaves can work better than children so it is more likely that a child is brought back to the slave dealer than an adult. And if you could chose between a female or a male for hard work you would chose the male. So female slaves that are children are the most likely to be brought back to the slave shop.


      • Anonymous says:

        that does not answer my question.


        • japroxz123 says:

          think of it like this, due to the fact we were not told how many males and females there are, we can assume 4/4 of 8, but due to Kiel conflicting with a future character in personality this quirk was implemented, which means we can assume 3/5 of 8. From Kiel being a conflicting factor we can also assume we will be seeing this new group often or somewhat and that more will come, one male for sure (Kiel and later guy thing). just think of it as main party, sub party, and village until we get more into the story.


  28. Peter says:

    Thank you for the chapter.


  29. Ingro says:

    Thank you for translating this.


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