Chapter 144: Decision

About the Taniko Scene, it was a reference to this

I have the video file, but youtube blocked it for copyright within 20 seconds of me uploading it.

Chapter 144: Descision

I head towards the town Female Knight told me about.
It’s close enough to this village to walk there.

“Ah, it’s the Hero of the Shield!” (Villager)

When I head to the village, I find that construction is already underway. Many people are working on salvaging the pre-existing buildings here, and some are starting construction on new ones. Some people stop what they’re doing, and come over to greet me.
I put on my best business smile to meet them. The leader of the group seems to be a youth from Ryut village.

“I’ve heard about your situation. Have any problems surfaced yet?” (Naofumi)
“Well… There’s a river and a well nearby, and food circulation is going quite smoothly. If I had to mention a problem, it would be that the management of personnel is difficult.” (Leader)
“I see.” (Naofumi)
“It seems there have been some disputes over property rights here and there.” (Leader)
“Fumu…” (Naofumi)

Well, this was a town whose buildings were all destroyed in the wave.
What’s more, the town is undergoing restorations under the supervision of a Hero. Some people will probably try to arbitrarily claim some land as their own.

“Even if they used to live here, it doesn’t matter. Please have anyone without the intention to cooperate leave the premise.” (Naofumi)

As I declare this, some people seem to rise to object, but they quickly give up.

“Also, if you need to extend past the boundaries of the village, feel free to do so.” (Naofumi)

I then begin to consider the possibility of flooding.
I will need someone to manage the roads, but I don’t think there are many people knowledgeable in that field.

“Anyways, for now try to build while focusing on bringing new businesses here, and expand accordingly. Also, we will need to build some inns.” (Naofumi)
“Understood!” (Leader)

No matter how reparations proceed, getting businesses will be essential. They should build while keeping this in mind.

“Next, we’ll need some sort of security force.” (Naofumi)

For now, we are leaving this to the Castle’s guards, but I eventually plan to leave it to the slaves who wish to fight in the wave.
That way, it will be easier to reprimand them for excessive behavior.

“We’re getting new applicants who want to live here by the day.” (Leader)
“It will be troublesome if they start gathering at my village, though.” (Naofumi)
“The Female Knight that was with you spread the rumor that this village was your actual base of operations.” (Leader)

That Knight does good work. I should probably ask for her name at some point in time.
I can hear hammers pounding away as people resume their work.

“Ah, aren’t you the Shield Hero kid?” (Magic Shopkeeper)
“Hm?” (Naofumi)

I turn around and see the old lady from the Magic Shop coming towards me. Ah, yeah. A lot of people had come here from Ryut Village. It’s not strange that she would join them.

“Ah, you’re from the Magic Shop. The shop collapsed, right?” (Naofumi)
“Well, yeah…” (Magic Shopkeeper)
“Did you come here to help with your family?” (Naofumi)
“I’m currently helping feed the workers.” (Magic Shopkeeper)
“I see… By the way, how are the repairs on your store going?” (Naofumi)
“I don’t know when they will be finished, but there are quite a few people in the Castle Town waiting expectantly for its reopening.” (Magic Shopkeeper)

With all the damage done to it, I guess re-opening will take a while.
Though the Queen is doing her best to help, the country’s manpower and resources suffered a large loss.

“If possible, I would like to set up shop here for a bit…” (Magic Shopkeeper)
“A magic shop will be an important asset. I’ll give you special permission.” (Naofumi)
“I am very grateful for your words.” (Magic Shopkeeper)
“But only after we get some usable buildings completed.” (Naofumi)
“I’ll wait expectantly.” (Magic Shopkeeper)
“Don’t worry. Oh, and if you have any free time, can you come to the neighboring village and teach some magic?” (Naofumi)

Some slaves have begun learning from books, but there’s a limit to self-study. We also don’t know anybody’s magical affinities. It will probably best to ask an expert in the field.
Recently I have been considering constructing a school-like institution.
Right now, the slaves are learning combat from Female Knight and Rafatalia outdoors, but having a Dojo might also make things easier.
For that purpose, it is very fortunate that we have a Magic Shop close-by.

“I’ll think about it once I set up shop.” (Magic Shopkeeper)
“You’re quite a resilient person. To take on more despite your current situation.”
“Even though I look like this now, I used to run the largest Magic Shop in the Castle Town, you know.” (Magic Shopkeeper)
“Please invite the Apothecary as well. It’s good for business to have many different facilities.” (Naofumi)
“It seems the Hero of the Shield is quite the Business Man.” (Magic Shopkeeper)
“Well, I have been called greedy on numerous occasions, and I can use the reasoning of, ‘It’s for the sake of the world’ as I please.” (Naofumi)
“Fufufu…” (Magic Shopkeeper)
“Hahaha…” (Naofumi)

The people around us have begun to distance themselves.
After that, I start to give orders regarding the construction.

One Week from that

Rishia’s level is now 40, and the other slaves will be able to class up soon as well.
It’s about time for us to go to the dragon hourglass.
Female knight already notified the Queen before-hand, so all we have to do is go there.
So I gather together the higher level slaves, and headed for the Castle Town.

“It’s been a while since I last came here.” (Naofumi)

We parked the Carriage at a near-by village, and entered the Castle Town by foot. This is because we will be recognized if anyone sees Firo pulling the cart.
It’s been two weeks, and the Castle town is still recovering.

“Shield Nii-chan, Why are you wearing a cloak?” (Kiel)

The slave whose level is second highest to Rishia is Kiel. Her straight-forward personality makes her well suited for battle.
She’s started to be able to coordinate attacks with Rafatalia and Rishia. Female Knight tells me that Kiel will become an amazing fighter someday.

“If I’m found out, it will become impossible to move.” (Naofumi)

Hooray for the Shield! Is what people will say as they fence us in.
Though I’m a hero, I find that it’s quite a pain to actually be treated as one.

“Is that so?” (Kiel)
“Firo, make sure you don’t assume your monster form unless you absolutely have to.” (Naofumi)
“Yes~” (Firo)

Should I stop by the weapons shop on the way back?
… I don’t have enough money. If I get something too expensive, and have him put it on my tab, I’ll feel bad.
Though I don’t think I should keep him waiting for too long.
I’ve been slowly saving up, but everyday expenses have been piling up…
I decide to stop on by on the way back anyways.
And so we reach to the Dragon’s Hourglass.

“We’ve been expecting you.” (Soldier)

A soldier, who looks quite talkative, comes out to greet us.

“Today, I’m here for my comrades’ Class Up.” (Naofumi)
“I’m aware, I received the message earlier.” (Soldier)

The Ceremony starts in the same way it did with Rafatalia and Firo. I order Firo to assume her Monster form.

“U-um… What should I try and class up to?” (Rishia)

Rishia looks over at me with a troubled expression.

“You need to choose for yourself…Though there is something here that may choose for you…” (Naofumi)

Firo’s Ahoge shows no signs of movement.

“Firo.” (Naofumi)
“Yes~?” (Firo)
“If your Ahoge starts moving, you need to get out of the building.” (Naofumi)
“Eh…” (Firo)
“Do you want something like that time with Rafatalia and You to happen again?” (Naofumi)

The result worked out, but it wasn’t good for the individuals. In order to let them choose their own paths, I need to caution Firo.

“Yeah… I got it…” (Firo)

Okay, I got Firo’s consent.

“Hey, you. Wait for a second.” (Naofumi)
“What, Shield Nii-chan” (Kiel)
“I’ll ask just in case, but you do know that we have come here to class up, correct?” (Naofumi)
“Well, Yeah…” (Kiel)
“You told us earlier” (Slave)

The slaves all nod at me.

“And so, my belief is that you should be the one to choose your own destiny. This is something separate from preparing for the Wave.” (Naofumi)
“What do you mean, Nii—chan?” (Kiel)
“I’ll give more training to those that personally want to participate in the wave. But we also have to consider what happens after the wave is over.” (Naofumi)

“…” (Rafatalia)

Rafatalia watches over me in silence.
That’s right, I started this village with Rafatalia in mind. But, everyone here will also have a life in this world after everything is over.

“The class you choose here may heighten your abilities, but it will also narrow the possible roles you can play in the future. Does everyone understand?” (Naofumi)

The slaves nod.
I confirm this, and continue speaking.

“Your lives will take you to many places from now. You’ll experience many new situations and take on many roles. That’s why you should be the ones to choose your path here. It’s not always best to simply have someone pick the route that gets you the best stats for you.” (Naofumi)
“Can that really happen?” (Slave)

I give a heavy nod.

“Rafatalia and Firo here are victims of such a phenomena.” (Naofumi)

The two unenthusiastically raise their hands.

“Do you see the crest on Firo’s head? It arbitrarily decided their class-ups for them. But the class it gave them had higher stats than most normal ones.” (Naofumi)
“Really!?” (Kiel)
“Yeah, but for you guys, combat abilities isn’t everything. If there’s a role you really want to do, there should be a class that allows you to specialize in it.” (Naofumi)

There’s no perfect class. And among those present here, there are definitely no perfect people.
And that’s why.

“Just make sure you don’t regret it.” (Naofumi)

The slaves whisper amongst themselves.

“I got it, Shield Nii-chan. I… Want to become as strong as I can possibly be. If such an option exists, then I don’t need a choice.” (Kiel)

Kiel speaks with determination.
The last time she went back to train, she suffered quite heavy injuries and had to be carried back.

“I want to Class Up like Rishia Nee-chan and lead the others.”
“You won’t be the only one taking damage. In the worst case scenario, some may die.” (Naofumi)
“I know, Shield Nii-chan.” (Kiel)
“You have a habit of being impulsive. If you screw up here, you may regret it.” (Naofumi)
“Don’t worry! It’ll definitely work out!” (Kiel)

Is what she said. Though her enthusiasm was unmatched, she put too much focus on a single monster, and took an unexpected attack from a blind spot.
Her comrades were also quite injured.

“Shield Nii-chan. I think this is the first time I have tasted defeat… If I don’t do my best, will it turn out like that again?” (Kiel)

She said afterwards. I had healed her wounds with magic and medicine, but the experience still lingered in her mind.

“Shield Nii-chan always protected me… so I never noticed. That fighting was such a scary thing.” (Kiel)
“… In the end, It’s fine because no one died, but if anyone were to die under your watch, you’ll feel a pain greater than any other.” (Naofumi)
“Yeah… Nii-chan, I’m sorry for looking down on you until now. I’ll go tell the others.” (Kiel)
“…I thought it was supposed to be difficult to teach them discipline, but they went and learned it before I had even noticed.” (Naofumi)

And that experience gave everyone a lot to think about. It seems that Kiel cried that night.

Kiel still bears the scar of that incident, but the experience she gained outweighs the damages.
After seeing Kiel’s squad come back with injuries, the rest of the slaves have also begun to develop a fear of fighting.
They’ve become more diligent and have begun to develop tactics. If Rafatalia hadn’t been there to rescue them, who knows what would have happened to them.
Even I understood that I was being too light on them, but it seems Rafatalia and the others were harsh on them to compensate.
Rafatalia is supporting me in many ways.

The boy next to Kiel steps forward.

“I… want to pick my own future.” (Boy)
“I understand. Please split into two groups, those who want to choose, and those that don’t.” (Naofumi)

The slaves follow my orders, and divide themselves.

“Now then, Firo. I’ll have the people that don’t want to choose go first, so please back off when those that do step forward.” (Naofumi)
“Yes.” (Firo)
“Rishia, what will you do?” (Naofumi)
“I… Want to become stronger by my own hand. If it means giving up my choice, then I don’t need such an option.” (Rishia)

I had anticipated that Rishia would pick that. She came with me for this sole purpose.

“Then it’s fine. Pick a class that suits your tastes.” (Naofumi)
“Yes!” (Rishia)

The hourglass begins to shine, and Rishia closes her eyes.
The soldiers in the area surround the Hourglass, and liquid begin to flow into the grooves on the floor that formed a magic circle.
The Hourglass glows brighter, and the circle on the floor begins to shine with it.

Rishia’s class up menu appears in front of me,
but I close it

“Hm?” (Firo)

Firo fidgets with her Ahoge
So it won’t act up like last time.

“Okay, Rishia, it seems that there are no problems.” (Naofumi)
“O-okay.” (Rishia)

Rishia begins breathing slowly, and reads through the list.
The light begins to converge on her.

“I’ve made my decision.” (Rishia)

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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252 Responses to Chapter 144: Decision

  1. Anonymous says:

    thank you for your hard work!


  2. Firo's Ahoge says:

    Thank you Yoraikun. I know you’ve been pushing yourself for us. I am very grateful :]. Even if you take a long break no one will blame you. Just let us know you’re alive if you do (is Bakahou alive?).


    • Anonymous says:

      Last I read, he/she was doing translation for kingdom. I can’t confirm if my Intel is accurate though.


    • Cheeky says:

      It’s because some people said that yoraikun must take a break, because he’s translated this shildbro tales like a fire. And bakahou also have a business in his real life, so he’s take a break for one week i think


  3. Kyle Mcguire says:

    so wht’s goin on with the translator’s for translation’s they seemed to have slowed down, where bakaho and the other’s


  4. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, keep up the great work


  5. Anonymous says:

    you are the boss!!!! You cont. to make more and more chapters, I wonder if there is anythings I can do that can help you…through I can’t read, write, or even understand Japanese…


  6. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for the fast update And don’t forget to rest


  7. EMANON says:

    Wow another chapter! I didn’t notice until I finished reading the comments on “This is not a chapter” chapter lol


  8. Anonymoose says:

    Thank you!


  9. Sicarius236 says:

    woot thank you! Can’t wait to see what Class Up they choose :)


  10. muel says:

    thank for chapter,,

    hey,, just asking,,
    can i try to translate chapter (152),, ? or there already someone who take this chapter..?
    already start some times ago,, about 1-2 week when i peek at raw(but kinda confuse, should i do it, or shouldn’t),,,,,

    it’s bug me to no end, so i try to finish it in this weekend,,,
    it’s take time for my basic knowledge of nihon to translate word by word,,
    I’ll try to finish in 24hours and hope someone edit it cause my poor score in IELTS.

    hope I finish it,, or I’ll give up for true this time.if someone already start to translate then i give up too.


  11. aristo999999999 says:

    Thank you for the translation. And enjoy your weekend.


  12. turtlebeech says:



  13. Zeb says:

    About the Taniko Scene, it was a reference to this at 1:01:24 – 1:03:02

    Welp never saw it before. Now I’m going to have watch it the next time I have 2 free hours to kill.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. that guy says:

    I spotted a thing and it bugs me in part cuz, I can’t believe I found one.

    “The class you choose here may heighten your abilities, but it will also narrow the possibly* roles you can play in the future. Does everyone understand?” (Naofumi)
    *Possible !!!

    Muhahahhaha!! Ahhhh……. I’m probably the only one to be bothered by it.


  15. Anonymous says:

    if you cant wait I have a good novel to read~ it’s pretty good at least try reading 1-5 chaps~
    it’s called Arifureta you can read it at Japtem

    Liked by 1 person

  16. kimbell77 says:

    Can i say the horrror of f5? because its freaking me out


  17. lozlo says:

    This is as far as I got with my ideas for now. Couldn’t think of anything else that amused me. If any part of it actually interests you, I can easily change certain parts of it. My version since mine is a layered PSD, so yeah…. Not sure how long the link will be good for….meh.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. f5-man says:



  19. that guy says:

    It just pisses me off. Useless page filling spam. *deep breath in* *slow exhale*….. whooo almost went on a rage filled rant about the garbage which posts spam like the dual f5 poster. 26 by I stopped counting at 150 lines of that shit.

    Liked by 3 people

  20. kimbell77 says:

    i can’t wait to know more about female knight


  21. aristo999999999 says:

    Err please have a respect to other person’s blog


  22. In which chapter kiel comeback injured with other member of the slave?


  23. aristo999999999 says:

    Also rather than f5, you can register at wordpress and activate notification of new post for this blog. Then if Yoraikun posted something you can be emailed and notified (like using smartphone or other means)


  24. Friasco says:

    Thanks, Yoraikun


  25. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, dude.


  26. aditamaki says:

    who will doing chp 146-147?

    sorry my english suck


  27. juoz says:



  28. ZumUp says:

    Thank you!
    Next chapter (chapter 145) is found here:


  29. kimbell77 says:

    this series is epic


  30. Anonymous says:

    So ended up watching the whole movie that was linked at the start of the chapter. its quite good XD


  31. Anonymous says:

    I’m starting to think the whole of this world is focused around Naofumi. just a random thought after re reading the first chapter.


  32. Brbrhu3hu3 says:

    Now now, calm yourselves.
    Take it easy guys it’s a joke and I thought it was funny, why all this rage about it?
    “If you wanna troll, troll like a pro. become a brhu3hu3” By: Brbrhu3hu3


  33. Firo's Ahoge says:

    Hatoken has released chapter 145.


  34. kookiedreamer says:


    In the next chapters the author creates a new word ‘lu-mo’ which is supposed to be mole backwards (or at least how they pronounce it)
    How am i supposed to translate this? elom? lemo?
    Personally, I’m tempted to use ‘elmo’ (same letters XD) but that would probably remind everyone of the red monster from sesame street.



  35. YamatoEX says:

    Is ch.152 arrest mean when they captured spear? Or one of three loser useless no common sense can’t tell between reality and game greedy murderer think that people is npc hero? (Already post in 145)


  36. Anonymous says:

    thanks so much!!!


  37. Anonymous says:

    so when is 146 coming out?


  38. Random says:

    Yoraikun you know any dark hero story some what like this 1 r berserk?


  39. Rin007 says:

    Dude not cool! that song always makes me CRY!


  40. Rokholt says:

    I can feel it coming in the air….Multiple Chapters (with some fava beans and some nice chianti).


  41. EMANON says:

    If the spear hero can use 2 spears at the same time, I would like to fight like Lancer (Fate/Zero) lol

    If I can’t though, I’d like to become a shield hero and fight like Riesbyfe Stridberg (Melty Blood)
    or Captain America
    Shield Charge! Shield Bash! Shield Boomerang! Punch, kick, throw! Then Bash ’em again with my almighty shield! :D


  42. Peter says:

    thank you for the chapter


  43. Anonymous says:

    sorry can you give me more reference who is Taniko and since chapter of the novel leaves you please be a slave but not more


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  46. Liệt Hỏa says:

    Rishia so boring & Fiel so annoying. :((


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