Chapter 146: Beastmen

Chapter 146: Beastmen

“Ah, Naofumi-sama” (Rafatalia)

I stop by the Slave Dealer’s tent, and Rafatalia greets me.

“My, My. Is it not the Hero of the Shield?” (Slave Dealer)
“You. You did something unnecessary for my slaves. I am quite troubled, you know.” (Naofumi)
“Now then, what could you be talking about?” (Slave Dealer)

The Slave dealer forces a laugh.
If I try to push this point too hard, I will get sucked into his pace. I guess I’ll drop it.

“Anyways, I came across a large amount of monster eggs, so I would like to cancel my order.” (Naofumi)
“I thought you would say that, so I took the liberty of cancelling it for you. Yes.” (Slave Dealer)
“You…” (Naofumi)

Calm down… Calm down…

“Would you like another Filo Rial? I don’t believe there was one in the eggs you had.” (Slave Dealer)
“So you already checked them!” (Naofumi)

I’m reaching my limit here.
I hate feeling like I’m dancing on the palm of his hand.

“I think it would be more entertaining for you to find out when they hatch. Yes” (Slave Dealer)

My head hurts.
This happens every time I see this person.
It’s annoying, so I’ll just finish my business here and leave.

“Then, did you find any more slaves from that village?” (Naofumi)
“Well…” (Rafatalia)

Rafatalia’s expression becomes dark.

“I apologize, but we have yet to find any more.” (Slave Dealer)
“I see…” (Naofumi)
“I even spread around the Hero of the Shield’s name, and no one came forward. I don’t think I will be able to find any more within the confines of Melromark.” (Slave Dealer)
“Fumu…” (Naofumi)

Though we have been able to find quite a few children, I guess not too many people survived the wave in the first place.
I have found 15 already… (TL: remember, 3 of the 18 were outsiders)

“It may be beneficial to increase the search range. Yes.” (Slave Dealer)
“Can you do that?” (Naofumi)
“If the Hero of the Shield asks for it, I have no choice but to oblige.” (Slave Dealer)

This sounds fishy. The Slave dealer extends his hand to me as if asking for money.

“After that is… Do you have any skilled Demi-Human slaves that would be of use to me?” (Naofumi)

Having someone skilled at compounding, construction or black smithery may help the growth of the village.
The only one there who can make intermediate-advanced medicine is me.
There are a few that have shown interest in the subject but progress has been slow.

“Then the Tanuki girl you have with you may be considered quite skillful.” (Slave Dealer)

I look at Rafatalia.
Now that I think about it, I haven’t actually taught her anything… The most I’ve had her do is tan leather.
Well, she is quite clumsy in most aspects besides fighting.

“Were you just thinking something relatively rude?” (Rafatalia)
“Not really…” (Naofumi)
“Let’s see… Well, the Lemo Race is quite good with their hands. They’re also relatively docile.” (Slave Dealer)
“Hmm…” (Naofumi)
“You’ve probably never seen one before, though. Yes.” (Slave Dealer)
“Are they rare?” (Naofumi)
“They’re not rare in other countries, but as they are considered Beastmen, their numbers in Melromark are few. Yes.” (Slave Dealer)

I see…
Are they closer to animals than other Demi-humans? Now that I think about it, all of the Demi-humans I’ve seen so far have been quite humanoid.

“Do you have any here?” (Naofumi)
“Yes, you may be in luck. I have one in stock.” (Slave Dealer)
“Let me see.” (Naofumi)

The Slave Dealer leads me into the depths of the tent.

“Here it is.”

I look at the cage I have been led to.
In it is a child cowering in fear under a blanket.
It’s dark, so I can’t really see anything.

“Fumu…” (Naofumi)
“Present it.” (Slave Dealer)

At the Slave Dealer’s command, a muscular man appears, and opens the cage. He takes away its blanket.

“S-stop it!” (Lemo Kid)
“…” (Naofumi)

I look at the Lemo Child.
To describe it briefly, it looked like a mole. It’s a werewolf-like fusion between a human and a mole.
It looks like the Lemo are a race of mole-people.
Its stature is quite short. Its height only comes up to my waist. Is it because it is a child?

“It is of a race who’s eyes are weak to light. You may be able to use it for nighttime patrols.” (Slave Dealer)
“awawa….” (Lemo Kid)

The Lemo Child huddles into a corner of the cage, whilst trembling.
Rafatalia has a worried expression.

“Rafatalia.” (Naofumi)
“Yes?” (Rafatalia)
“You understand that I’m no philanthropist, right?” (Naofumi)
“Y-yeah, I realize that.” (Rafatalia)

Even so, it’s a race that is skilled in craftsmanship…
but…

“Hey, do a lot of people in this country persecute Demi-Human slaves?” (Naofumi)

Many of the Demi-human children slaves had remnants of scars left by whips all over their bodies.

“A while ago, this country was at war with Demi-Humans, there’s no helping it. Yes.” (Slave Dealer)
“So people are still taking out their anger from that time on these races?” (Naofumi)
“Well, it’s war. Many people lost their families to the Demi-humans, and this country’s military campaigns brought an influx of cheap Demi-Human slaves. Yes. There was no easier way for those people to get revenge on Demi-Humans as a whole.” (Slave Dealer)

This country’s darkness runs deep.
I wonder what the nobles think of me, who is making a Demi-Human village.

“Though slavery is legal in this country, mistreatment of slaves is punishable by law. Yes.” (Slave Dealer)
“Those actions were illegal… You seem to be selling quite a few of such illegal slaves…” (Naofumi)

Now that I think about it, this tent is quite well hidden, in a back alley…

“Don’t worry. I am conducting business quite legally. Yes.” (Slave Dealer)

Legal…
The Slave Dealer looks proud as he says this, but something in my head is screaming bull shit.
If so, then why do you carry abused slaves in the first place…

“Well, there’s nothing I can do about it.” (Naofumi)

I look at the wounds on the back of the Lemo kid.
…They look quite deep.

「Zveit Heal」(Naofumi)

I use healing magic, and the wounds slowly close.
But the wounds were quite severe. I can’t heal them completely.

“Eh?” (Lemo Kid)
“Hey, you. I heard you are quite skillful.” (Naofumi)
“…I don’t know.” (Lemo Kid)

The Lemo slave hides its face as it says this.
It’s a better reply than claiming to do something that you can’t.

“If I taught you something, could you do it?” (Naofumi)
“… if you order it, I would have to do it. So… don’t hit me…” (Lemo Kid)

The Lemo slave sounds like it is about to cry. It curls itself into a tighter ball.
But as the rest of the cage is empty, it still stands out.

“Fufu…” (Rafatalia)

Rafatalia looks at me and laughs a bit. What is she on about?

“Should I prepare the slave seal?” (Slave Dealer)
“Yeah.” (Naofumi)

And so we apply the slave seal to the Lemo child. I am already used to the process.

“Ah, I just remembered. Hero of the Shield.” (Slave Dealer)
“What? I won’t cook you anything.” (Naofumi)
“That’s unfortunate, but there is something I must warn you about.” (Slave Dealer)
“Hm?” (Naofumi)
“There seems to be a Mad Alchemist in this country who focuses on monster experimentation. Be careful.” (Slave Dealer) (TL: O…nii..chan…Da…ddy…)

The Queen said the same thing. Is he really that dangerous?

“The Hero of the Shield’s monsters all seem to grow abnormally. You may get targeted soon.” (Slave Dealer)
“Yes, Yes. Got it.” (Naofumi)

I casually let it slide as I exit the Slave Dealer’s tent.

“I-it’s too bright…” (Lemo Kid)

The Lemo Slave follows me while keeping both of its hands on its eyes.
Oh right. This race was weak to light.
Rafatalia casts some magic, and dims the light around the slave’s face.

“Will this be alright?” (Rafatalia)
“Ah… Yes.” (Lemo Kid)

Right, Rafatalia’s best magic was Light and Darkness. She could manipulate them to create illusions.
The Class Up let her use more types of magic, but that magic seems to remain her specialty.
A mole Beastman.
Perhaps we should get some sunglasses.
What sort of environment does this race usually live in?
But sunglasses…
As I walk through town, I see a stand selling spectacles.

“Hey.” (Naofumi)
“How can I help you?” (Glasses Vendor)

I address the person selling the specs.

“Do you have any glasses with darkened lenses? I’m looking for a pair.” (Naofumi)
“We have some.” (Glasses Vendor)

The Vendor takes out a sample and puts it on the table.
The lenses are definitely black… what are they made of? It doesn’t seem to be glass… Is it some part of a monster?
It seems to be made of ‘Black Fly Wings’. It’s a monster I’ve yet to meet.
I wonder where they live.
I understand it probably isn’t common. It’s probably in a cave, or in the mountains or somewhere else difficult to reach by carriage.

“…That will be 80 Copper.” (Glasses Vendor)

It’s basic business to increase the price if someone shows interest.

“Hmm… I see. Then I guess we should give up for now.” (Naofumi)

I give the glasses back to the vendor and head towards another merchant’s shop.
He should know my face.
However I make sure to conceal myself with the cloak.

“Do you happen to have any Black Fly Wing?” (Naofumi)
“Wha?” (Merchant)

Upon hearing my voice, the merchant seems a bit startled.
Perhaps he figured out my identity. He puts on a suspicious smile.

“Ah, remember the time with the balloons?” (Naofumi)
(TL: It is implied that this merchant was the first victim of the balloons Naofumi kept under his robe)
“I-I won’t treat you like that again!” (Merchant)
“Anyways, do you have any?” (Naofumi)
“I have some. I have some, so please stop pressuring me.” (Merchant)
“That depends on your actions.” (Naofumi)

The merchant frantically brings out the requested goods.

Black Fly Wing
Quality: Poor

“It’s quality is poor. How does 10 Copper sound?” (Naofumi)
“…*sigh*. I understand.” (Merchant)
“But as compensation, I’ll give you some publicity. Rafatalia, take the kid and get a bit away.” (Naofumi)
“Understood.” (Rafatalia)
“Eh? Eh?” (Merchant)

Rafatalia takes the Lumo Child’s hand and leads it away.

“Eh!?” (Merchant)

The Merchant raises his voice.
I take off my robe, and he makes a startled sound.

“Thanks! You’ve really helped me a lot. I’ll continue to be a regular customer.” (Naofumi)

I say it in quite a monotonous voice.
But the volume of my voice, and the fact that my face was visible causes the surrounding people to stop in their tracks.

“Well then, See ya.” (Naofumi)
“W-wait!” (Merchant)

I hear the sound of people crowding his shop as I walk away.

“The Hero of the Shield is your regular!?” (Crowd)
“If that man shopped here, I bet the items will bring luck! Please sell me something.” (Another Person)
“U-um…” (Merchant)

The Merchant lets out a troubled voice as he deals with all the swarming customers.
Now then, I should find a safe place to put the robe back on.

(TL: If you haven’t noticed yet, Lemo is an anagram of mole. If you can think of a better anagram of it, please present it. (The Japanese is Lu-Mo, rearranged to form Mo-Lu))

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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209 Responses to Chapter 146: Beastmen

  1. KuroMonge says:

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww yisssssssssssss

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  2. Alchestry says:

    where are the comments O,o?

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  3. Proxy Dreadlocks says:

    you spoil me Yorai
    :)

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  4. amsal says:

    good job on the translation and thank you. just wondering if this kid will be named IMYA

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  5. SpaceMan says:

    Thanks for the chapter

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  6. kimbell77 says:

    great chapter i’m hooked on this series but since i’m not feeling da best i’m going to lay down have fun every one

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the chapter Yoraikun!!!! Hope you’re not tiring yourself out translating these chapters. Have a nice day (or afternoon or night from where you live).

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  8. Anonymous says:

    thanks for the chapter!!!^^

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  9. Anon says:

    What happened to ch 145?

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  10. Cyrogen says:

    nice, a chapter a[[ears just as I got out of bed.
    Thanks Yorai :)

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  11. Hydrogen says:

    Who’s on 147? Cause there’s no one registered in baka-tsuki

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  12. kirindas says:

    Thank you for the chapter! You’ve made my afternoon that more enjoyable!

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  13. Anonymous says:

    Merci et merci à Hatoken pour le 145.

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  14. Anonymous says:

    Woah. First?

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  15. hatoken says:

    Reblogged this on Hatoken – Shieldbro's Adventures and commented:
    Chapter by Yoraikun

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  16. Anonymous says:

    “There seems to be a Mad Alchemist in this country who focuses on monster experimentation. Be careful.” (Slave Dealer) (TL: O…nii..chan…Da…ddy…)

    you are a bad person, …..those memories

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  17. ZumUp says:

    Thank ya my boy!

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    • ZumUp says:

      Now because you brought back dark memories *sobs*, here have some notes:
      appears, and open the cage -> appears, and opens the cage
      I one in stock -> I got one in stock(?)
      black smithery-> blacksmithery
      I hate feeling like I’m -> I hate the feeling like

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  18. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the translation!

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  19. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the chapter, I guess Naofumi is kind of tsundere ^_^

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  20. wargles says:

    ;__; I came here to read about shield bro not cry about nina

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  21. Anonymous says:

    >Alchemist

    NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE

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  22. Anonymous says:

    Having someone skilled ad compounding, construction or …..

    ad -> at

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  23. KebecMaslow says:

    That FMA line sounds like a bad omen for Naofumi.

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  24. Wolfy says:

    You know it’s always to soon for that Yoraikun! ;__;

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  25. madmann135 says:

    Thanks. Got my two Saturday chapters.

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  26. apalalala says:

    finally another chara from xmas special XD
    but forgot her name T_T

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  27. kookiedreamer says:

    Is it just me whose brain autocorrects ‘Lemo’ to ‘Lemon’?

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  28. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for the chapter!

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  29. Just in case someone wonder what that big word “philanthropist” means
    ( me for one, English is not my 1st language )

    “a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous donation of money to good causes.” – wikipedia

    btw the first time I read it as “pedophiletherapist” and almost choke on my cola

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  30. Killica says:

    Thank you for the hard work!!

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  31. Midnight2630 says:

    =)

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  32. sandmanny says:

    Thank you yoraikun!
    to many->too many
    who’s-> whose

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  33. bakuoni says:

    thanks very much for the translation ^.^

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  34. lozlo says:

    Thanks for the new chapter. Sounds like there’s a lot of promising things in the future. I can’t help worrying a little about what the Alchemist is going to do before Naofumi beats him into the ground though….. :/

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  35. Anonymous says:

    Thank You Yoraikun!!!!!

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  36. Anonymous says:

    thanks for the chapter its always a good day when I get to read an update thanks again

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  37. Android 21 3/7 says:

    Lemo, Lome, Leom, Loem, Melo, Moel, Elmo, Emlo, Eolm, Eoml, Emol, Elom, Olem, Omel, Olme, Omle, Oelm, Oeml…

    I guess I can see why the author chose Lemo. Melo would remind people of Death Note, Elmo of Sesame Street, Olem of RahXephon, I think I had a shirt that had “Loem” once, and some of the others sound weird or outright Tolkenesque and therefore hard to vocalize in Japanese. Shame too. I kinda like the sound of Eoml and Oelm.

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  38. Comic lover says:

    Thanks again.
    Enjoy this chapter.
    Fighting !!

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  39. ChaosInFlame says:

    Hey, I’m thinking of translating Ch 153, I think I can get it done within the next 2 days, of course assuming no one else has claimed it, which they hadn’t when I checked the registration page. If it’s fine I’ll post it to my pastebin http://pastebin.com/u/ChaosInFlame. Let me know, thanks.

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  40. Firo's Ahoge says:

    Thanks Yoraikun! Wasn’t expecting another chapter today! :D In my opinion, Lemo sounds too much like Lemur. The MOLE> LEMO isn’t the same as MOLU->LUMO to me because LE in MOLE isn’t pronounced the same way because mole is just one syllable. I vote that you call his race LUMO because LUMO has more of a mole vibe to it. Again, just my preference.

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    • Lifariz says:

      Mole in japanese phonetics is read as Moru, since L- syllables are read as R- ones. If you put it back to psuedo english, there’s a ‘u’ attached. Therefore I also agree to Lumo unless it actuall reads as Lemo. Hmm, too lazy to go check atm.

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  41. moesanrath says:

    thank for your trans

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  42. Triopsate says:

    Well then… That was a rather unexpected trip on the feels train…

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  43. Anonymous says:

    Was an odd chapter. Makes you wonder if the slave dealer knows ifnaofumigot a Kirin or not… Nice to see a dragon or some sort of flying creature… Transport for air drop please on my potion order…. Let’s talk business.

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  44. saysdreig says:

    I really like lemo personnaly.

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  45. Ingro says:

    Thank you for the chapter.

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  46. R says:

    Thx Yoraikun.

    Btw, not trying to be a smartass here (well, actually, kinda) but to think that Lemo have sensitive eyesight, they must have underwent a very different evolution route than their distant cousins (Moles) who are almost completely blind. But yeah, this is a fantasy world.

    XD

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    • Rokholt says:

      You have to imagine that if they had lived underground then they would have never had contact with humans unless they had been *Mining* which they have. They are still Humanoid so the Humanoid factor gave them not complete ineptness to the tolerance of light though like most other humanoid creatures that dwell underground for extended lengths of time, they still are able to see thanks to the resiliency of their genetic structure from being an advanced species like homo sapien sapien. I can imagine that there is a different species of the Mole people that are completely blind or there is a 50/50 percentage regarding the ocular deficiency.

      Seeing as this particular mole is capable of speech and proficient in human construction techniques or just proficient in construction in general means that his species has been near topside more than underground. There is also many dangers of being underground and not near other Demi-human/beastmans and seeing as how I don’t imagine the mole people being very strong. They probably used their craft as a means of buying protection against natural predators and those who wish them harm.

      HOW ABOUT THEM APPPPLLLEEESS o3o?!??!?!?!?? (just being silly no one usually talks about this stuff)

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  47. teeleer says:

    Melo is the name of Tenzin’s kid in Avatar the Legend of Korra, you could use that name, also i like your banner

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  48. Anonymous says:

    Danm that banner is eipc!!!,!

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