Chapter 158: Medicine of the Sacred Tree, by Flazeo25, Edited by Firo’s Ahoge

Reposted with Flazeo25’s permission.

***By Flazeo25. Edited by Firo’s Ahoge (4 hours worth of editing o_o; I had to consult the raws at times with machine assistance so some parts may be off. In any case, enjoy! It’s a great chapter!)***

Medicine of the Sacred Tree

Slave Dealer: “Here we are.”

I was shown a group of slaves who were kept away due to illness.
They were kept in poor conditions similar to those in the Tent at Melromark.
Since there was no sign of their health being taken care of, their mental health also suffered.

Naofumi: “Wait for just a moment.”

I gesture to a sick slave and approach the cell.
Even though the slave hesitates, as I take out medicine from the shield, it is snatched instantly.
There wouldn’t be much loss, since the medicine is cheap.

Naofumi: “Open your mouth.”

The medicine given to the first slave starts affecting the surrounding slaves due to the effect: [Range Expansion (small)].
While the medicine was cheap, it was still able to heal the slaves since their illnesses were only superficial.

Slave 1: “….”
Slave 2: “No way, it’s a miracle!”

The medicine’s effect seems to have worked, as the slaves skin color gradually returns.

Slave Dealer: “As expected of Hero of the Shield… giving strength to sick slaves at a bargain price instead of paying more for healthy ones!”

A voice of admiration was let out by the Slave Dealer.

Naofumi: “I had no intention of looking after slaves that cann’t be healed, since I am no saint. Show me around quickly.”

I told the Slave Dealer, while giving out medicine as needed.

Slave Dealer: “As expected, you are truly a god of Demi-Humans.”
Naofumi: “So noisy.”

For the sake of my mental health, I gave medicine to whoever needed it, even in this world that thrives on commercialism.

Slave Dealer: “I think you understand.”

Even if I understand, even if I lose profit!

Naofumi: “It still feels unpleasant.”

The Slave Dealer begins skipping along.
How irritating!

However, at that moment… I was about to meet certain slaves.
It was a fateful encounter, different than the one with Raphtalia.

Slave Dealer: “Here they are.”

Within the cell was a pair of Demi-Human siblings.
The boy seemed to be around 12 years old and appears to be healthy.
On the other hand, the girl is lying down in the opposite direction.
It was difficult to see in the cell. The floor was covered in straw and had one blanket.
The girl seems to be in a bad state.

Brother: “Keho… Keho…” (Yoraikun: Coughing sound)

I took a glance at the boy whose hair color entered my sight.
His hair was black and white and with just a glance, I could grasp that he was of a higher quality than the other slaves.
While his pupils were blue… a portion of his iris had vertical stripes which made me think of a cat’s.
The whites of his eyes gave off an intimidating look and his savage facial expression spoke of his wild nature.
His ears were thick and roundish for a cat, and his tail had impressive black and white stripes.

Naofumi: “Seems expensive for a child.”
Slave Dealer: “As expected of a hero, who takes immediately considers price even during first impressions.”

Rafatalia was cheap in my opinion. Well, it’s better to calculate price before performance.

Naofumi: “Doesn’t he seem unique?”
Slave Dealer: “In a way. Yes.”
Naofumi: “Compared to other Demi-Human slaves, there’s something different about him.”
Slave Dealer: “Yes, this is a famous species called the Hakuko.”
Naofumi: “The Hakuko…”

Is it a white tiger subspecies?
The white tiger was a powerful animal in my world with enormous physical strength.

Slave Dealer: “The name was said to be given by the Four Heroes of ancient times.”

Hakuko… why was it named in a provincial accent?
From Calmira Island, I learned that all of the past heroes had horrible naming sense.
Well, Firo isn’t a name that I could be proud of either. Firo… Firorial…

Naofumi: “It passes. How much will it cost?”
Slave Dealer: “Would you like to see its stats?”
Naofumi: “I don’t think he’s that strong, but can his level and statistics be seen?”

According to the document given to me, the brother’s level is surprisingly high.
However, his appearance is fairly young for a level 32.
If he was a member of my village, he would be fairly tall by level 30.

Naofumi: “His level is higher than expected, but are there any racial or individual differences for this kid?”
Slave Dealer: “The reason he is still a child at this level is because his race is special. Level 60 is his race’s max limit and they can class up starting at level 50.”
Naofumi: “So when he becomes an adult, he will get stronger?”
Slave Dealer: “That’s correct.”

Does this kid belong to a powerful race?
Although class ups are usually only possible at level 40 for even someone like Firo, what will happen when this guy classes up?
This kid sparks my interest.
By the way, the younger sister is level 1.

Slave Dealer: “The Hakoku are famous for acting against the plans of a hero called the Sage King of Melromarc in the past.”

The example is wasted because that is a person I hold in low regard. Still, maybe he became foolish because of his power…

Raphtalia: “Even if he’s called the Sage King…”
Naofumi: “Even if that guy wasn’t there, Melromarc wouldn’t be affected at all.”
Slave Dealer: “Well whatever, even if you don’t respect the Sage King, the Hakoku is a race that is counted among the Five Fingers of this world, a difficult feat indeed.”

It any case, it would be a waste to miss this opportunity of greatly increasing my war potential. If I run into an opponent with tricky defense, the Hakoku’s power may be a necessary weapon in my arsenal. That’s assuming of course that they truly have that much potential power.

The Slave Dealer whispered into Naofumi ear so that the siblings wouldn’t hear.

Slave Dealer: “Although the elder brother is healthy, the younger sister suffers from a hereditary illness. She cannot see, she cannot walk, and she has a short life expectancy. However, the elder brother still cherishes the younger sister.”

Even if he becomes a slave, he will still try to protect his sickly younger sister like some sort of hero.
Even if he was the bad guy in a manga, he would still be a popular character even if he’s not the main character.
Furthermore, he also has the power of the Hakoku race. I’m a little interested in this fellow.

Naofumi: “Hmm.”
Slave Dealer: “I have a plan. You can separate the siblings while the elder brother works for you. After the younger sister dies, we can make the elder brother believe that the she is hospitalized in a clinic by imitating her voice. I’ve heard that you have a monster that is good at mimicking voices, yes?.”

Was the vocal mimicry in one of my monster that good?
Although I am always peddling or fighting like the other heroes… Firo could have become a hit singer.
When she’s in a good mood, Firo sing the song that the bard had just sung if we were at a bar.

Slave Dealer: “The brother will continue to fight thinking that his sister is alive, and will keep fighting until he dies.”

An evil mob-boss-like proposal was made.
It would end up being an endless betrayal flag.
That’s right. Then is saving both of the siblings how to reach the good ending?
Even if it was a joke, there’s no need to become an enemy of the state.

Naofumi: “That is why a Slave Dealer like you can only amount to this much. Let me show you how it’s done.”

I gestured to the Slave Dealer to open the cell.

Brother: “What are you planning!”
Naofumi: “Whatever, just be quiet for now.”

I enter the cell while approaching the younger sister who lying down in the back.

Brother: “Stop! Don’t you lay a hand on Atlas!”

Atlas… That’s a new name… In my world, it had many meanings such as a game or map.
Was it ever a girl’s name?
The elder brother kept getting in the way, so I took out and showed him some medicine.

Naofumi: “I’m only going to give her medicine. Have you seen this kind of medicine before?”

The medicine was made using the Shield. I’m not actually able to make it myself yet.
It was a skill that came from the Sacred Tree Shield of the Spirit turtle… Making it was possible because of a recipe called Medicine of Miracles.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
Sacred Tree Shield of the Spirit turtle 0/40 C

Ability Unsealed

Equipment Bonus: Recipe: Medicine of Miracles.

Unique Effect: Divine Protection of the Sacred tree

Proficiency 0
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

The effects of the shield were still unknown, but it seems to have something to do with a plant.
The medicine can only be made once for now. Some ointment, magic water, soul healing water and a few others ingredients were mixed together into a supernatant fluid with the toxic parts being filtered by exquisite distribution… in other words… it’s sap from the Sacred Tree.
Tons of medicine had been used up in the process of creating the Medicine of Miracles. Preparing it involved a great deal of trial and error.

Trying to make it would be considered reckless by any drug store. It is so difficult to make that I could I barely make one, even with the power of the shield.

It is an extremely valuable medicine and it goes by the name… Yggdrasil.

Speaking of the Yggdrasil medicine, it’s the same medicine that that cheerful Old Hag took saying that it wasn’t strong enough.
In the case of a game, there would be of the Mega Elixir class.
Just how much money did that Old Hag think was spent for her to drink such valuable medicine?

For an adventurer that was retired in the countryside, the son must have been pretty foolish to spend that much money. Does he even care?
Well, in any case, the medicine is an extremely powerful one that cures most illnesses.

Naofumi: “I am going to be the owner of both of you. This medicine is a powerful medicine that will heal your sister. You can repay me the cost of this medicine with your life.”

The pharmacist told me that it had an unbelievable price according to market value.
However, when it comes down to life that cannot be saved without it, people would do anything to get it.
Its powerful effect has many people asking for it. Although it would end up being bought for an incredibly high price, its power of practically giving life to the dying makes it much more important to keep rather than sell. It’s better to keep a strong ally alive then it is to make money, which can be done at any time.

Brother: “… It’s not a lie?”
Naofumi: “Can’t you tell by its smell?”

The elder brother took a sniff of the medicinal smell.
He soon raised his face and cried!

Brother: “It’s Yggdrasil medicine!”
Naofumi: “Correct”

Is he a dog or something? Does this place really have such excellent races?

Brother: “It still doesn’t mean that there isn’t poison in it!”
Naofumi: “How can you be alive while suspecting all medicine? Do you suspect that all the medicine given to your sister has been poisoned too?”
Brother: “…”
Naofumi: “I may not be trusted and I don’t need to give the medicine to your sister, but isn’t she in pain? Doesn’t that mean anything to you?
Brother: “…”

The elder brother groans regretfully.

Atlas: “Is someone here?”

The girl slowly turned her head while coughing.
They said that she couldn’t see. She can only determine where we are by our voices.

Atlas: “I think… although his voice seems powerful and forceful… it is actually very gentle. Elder brother… how do you see it?”
Brother: “Ah… come on… how can that be…”
Atlas: “Even though such great power is felt…”

Slowly, the girl turns herself towards me.
The elder brother reluctantly guides her hand to approach me.
I approached the girl called Atlas.
How terrible. Her entire body is covered in bandages so that I couldn’t even see her real face.
Her skin was also covered with festering sores, so much so that it’s a wonder she’s even alive…
Although her ears and tail were probably of the same race as her elder brother, it was difficult to say for sure.

Atlas: “You came for business…”
Naofumi: “You somewhat understand.”
Atlas: “Yes… you want me to act as a hostage for my elder brother…”

To understand this much… and yet… her tone was of one who has given up.

Atlas: “Owner of the gentle voice… would you please tell me your name?”
Naofumi: “Naofumi.”
Atlas: “Naofumi.”

Her pronunciation was excellent, as she was the first one to say my name correctly.

Atlas: “Naofumi… if you can… please cherish my elder brother.”
Brother: “Atlas! What are you trying to say!?”

Probably, she knew about her situation but wanted to ask for just this one small request.

Naofumi: “Unfortunately, I have no intention of listening to that request…”
Atlas: “Is that so….”
Naofumi: “…since I’m going to be taking care of you as well. I’m sure you know what this medicine is.”
Atlas: “Ah… this is…”

Although she tried to say more, Atlas just nodded to my words while drinking the Yggdrasil medicine given to her.
The elder brother clenched his fist, but was stopped by Atlas without being able to complain.

Atlas: “Ku … N …”

Atlas drank the medicine obediently.
A strange and exceedingly expansive light from the medicine effect was emitted.
Is it because of the Sacred Tree Shield of the Spirit Turtle? It’s obvious that the Shield clearly affects the power of medicine. It would not be funny if its effects have risen even further.

Atlas:”Fu~u… Fu~u…”

The medicine was effective and her breathing has become quiet.

Atlas: “W… hat? My body feels much lighter.”
Brother: “Atlas…”
Atlas: “The back of my body feels warm and my skin is itchy.”
Naofumi: “The medicine is effective, but since it takes time to fully work, you’ll need to sleep obediently”
Atlas: “Yes… but… I’m not used to this… Thank you…”

I stood up and left the cell.

Naofumi: “Now then what is your name?”

The elder brother hides his face while staring at me.

Naofumi: “I see… Atlas? What a bad place this is to sleep…”
Brother: “It’s Fohl!”
Naofumi: “I see… well, now you’re my slave. As you can see, the medicine has worked..”
Fohl: “…Fine. It seems the medicine was real. I’ll work off the cost of it.”

Fohl answers reluctantly.
Even after I helped him this is what I get.
It seems that Fohl is a considerable siscon.

Naofumi: “So you admit that it worked?”
Fouru: “Maybe… but I’ll never hand over my younger sister to… you.”
Raphtalia: “What is that? It seems that the younger sister liking Naofumi has sparked his jealousy.”

Fohl: ” What! No! It’s different! For this woman to say such a rude thing!”

Fohl bellowed and pointed at Rafatalia.
It’s normal for this kid to not know his place. When he arrives at my village, I will give him proper Spartan training. I am looking forward to his growth.

The Yggdrasil medicine is the medicine that cured that grandma. If it can heal that old lady, it should be able to cure this younger sister. If the younger sister can be cured, my military power will be greatly increased. You could even say that the price of the medicine was worth it.

Raphtalia: “It’s okay, Naofumi is not a bad person.”

Raphtalia shows a small smile to Fohl.

Naofumi: “I’ll perform the slave registration later.”
Slave Dealer: “As you request.”

In this way, I opted for the siblings purchase.

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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174 Responses to Chapter 158: Medicine of the Sacred Tree, by Flazeo25, Edited by Firo’s Ahoge

  1. YamatoEX says:

    First!!!! Now I can refresh my mind.:)


  2. TheFrostDude says:

    Woot! Double release major thanks to Flazeo25 and Firo’s Ahoge for editing.
    Even though he doesn’t show, some people can sense he is kind deep down.


  3. kookiedreamer says:

    I’m wondering if it would be better to change Fouru’s name to Fall since everyone else seems to have a somewhat westernised name.


  4. Anonymous says:

    thanks much better than flazeo25. makes more sense.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Anonymous says:

    thanks :DDD


  6. YamatoEX says:

    ??? Brother: “Keho… Keho…”

    sound like a sick person is he sick?


  7. kookiedreamer says:

    Reblogged this on Ohanashimi.


  8. Jason K says:

    Thank you for posting it here and thank you to the other translators


  9. KuroMonge says:

    now f5 until someone post something regarding 159 and hell satan because baka tsuki is not updating =/


  10. Anonymous says:

    i know that he healed up the old granny in the early chapters but that was a normal medicin and not the super one like he used now, or did i missed it and he gave her second time a medicin


  11. JJJose says:

    thank you Flazeo25 e Firo’s Ahoge,

    This last version was wonderful


  12. ZumUp says:

    Could you make it so anonymous people couldn’t comment. Sadly some people are rude.


  13. Anonymous says:


  14. Sams says:

    Yep thanks a lot for the mass release today ! It’s really great !
    Also wouldn’t Fouru name be Foul (Fu-Uru?) I thought that sounded more right but well…
    Anyway thank you again !!


  15. toriko says:

    the medicine he gave the old lady was also yggsdrasil, he mentions in this chapter that the foolish son spent a lot of money on the medicine.


  16. Kai Yong says:

    What happened to Bakahou?


  17. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the release, Flazeo25 and to Firo’s Ahoge for editing! And thanks Yoraikun for everything!


  18. Firo's Ahoge says:

    Thanks for posting this Yoraikun! :D Editing just gave me a lot more appreciation for what you do on a daily basis! Also, thank you to everyone who enjoyed it, it was worth it! I’m really excited to see how powerful Fouru/Fohl/Fall will become. :)

    Liked by 3 people

  19. LuizHLisboa says:

    thnx for the chapters. “shildbro raising an army of shotas and lolis”


  20. Anon says:

    Just a question about Konjiki no Word Master. Are you going to start from the beginning or work from 19 and on?


  21. xkayser says:

    Thanxs for the chapter!!!!


  22. farkkraf says:

    I think Atlas will be the strong one..


    • Tiros says:

      The christmas side story shows that, at least after all the shit went down, she died and became a spirit -> if she became stronger than her brother, that the same side story called as Hero of Fists (Seven Star Hero), I don’t really know


  23. Nishima says:

    Ok, now, where do I find HellSatan?


  24. Divine17 says:

    Four hours of editing… if it was firo she probably eat it… lol but good job


  25. ryuuseigami says:

    Thanks :D


  26. Anonymous says:

    So, when did he get the sacred tree shield? What was the sacred tree and how did he get the shield, because I don’t remember any mention of it.


  27. trashy says:

    you are so awesome tanks


  28. Zeke says:

    i want to write my own LN too someday. . . already have ideas


  29. Drabe says:

    hm Legendary Moonlight Sculptor seems to be down on royal road i was on chapter 10 >< bonus that Yoraikun released a fury of chapter while i was reading MLS many thanks


  30. Was reading the chapter names and I can’t wait till chapter 170… It seems it will be a fun chapter.


  31. hell5atan says:

    Damn your fast I’ll post 159 later when I’m done editing it tgen

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Anonreader says:

    [What happened to Bakahou?

    Yoraikun says:
    He disappeared into the dark abyss of college exams.]

    Ty for the info :)

    Also still waiting for the Burritos race anagram since there is a Tacos one haha


  33. EnglishIsNotMyNativeLanguage says:

    Will Atlas be completely cured?


    • Hikao says:

      I remember reading the last chapter of shield bro part of story using google translate, yeah she is fighting there, so i guess she is cured


  34. gabnary says:

    Hats off to Flazeo25 and Firo’s Ahoge. Thank you very much ;)


    • Firo's Ahoge says:

      Glad you enjoyed it :D I really don’t know how Yoraikun can do this daily. Well, he did say that English is his first language, so maybe there’s hope for me to learn Japanese too ;) I might save up for Rosetta Stone if it’s worth it.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Zelkova says:

        Rosetta stone is good for learning vocab and great in helping you pronounce the words but it doesn’t give any help in learning grammar so i wouldn’t recommend it for someone who is just starting out learning a language.


      • gabnary says:

        I also don’t know how he does it. Since I’m going on a business trip starting new years for 6 months, I bought something called Learning Japanese for Busy People (Recommended by my cousin that lives in Japan who got transferred there by his company). I’ve always wanted to learn as well so I’ll be studying on my free time but first I have to get it because I ordered it two days ago. If you want to learn the kanas I recommend an app called Stickystudy. I wish you and myself good luck in or quest to learn a new language :D

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  35. XxBrokenTierxX says:

    To anyone who keeps wanting immediate releases, consider this. I takes time for a good translation like this. So unless you want a translation that looks like it came straight out of Google translate you better be patient.


  36. Ruth says:

    While waiting for a new chapter go read Konjiki no Word Master, the main character’s personality is somewhat similar to weed from LMS(if any of you have read it). He’s not the typical good hero type character, more like a logical thinking loner with an OP starter skill.


  37. Supremezero says:

    I guess it’s not decided what the name’s going to be, but for the sake of consistency, you (or the other guy?) missed changing one case of Fouru to Fohl.

    Fouru: “Maybe… but I’ll never hand over my younger sister to… you.”


  38. Firo's Ahoge says:

    I don’t know how many people realize it, but Yoraikun edited this chapter as well. I enjoyed re-reading it because he clarified some confusing parts like the fact that Fohl agreed to pay off the cost of the medicine :)

    Thanks Yoraikun! No spoilers please but I really hope that he resets Fohl’s level to 1 so that he can benefit for the Slave Growth Correction. I also hope that Atlas becomes stronger than him. I know that Raphtalia is number one waifu but another bishoujo wouldn’t hurt ;)


  39. indra reishi says:

    i swear I see ch 159 a moment ago, where it’s disappear now?


  40. Keper says:

    Thanks for the chapter ! :)


  41. k says:

    Thank for the update


  42. BPS says:

    Great chapter! Thank you for your hard work!


  43. Atlas says:

    Thanks to both the editor and translator for this chapter! It was very cute.


  44. UltimaLuminaire says:

    Doesn’t Yggrasil now benefit from wide-area? Shouldn’t the brother be pumped up and mega granny-tastic?


  45. Jairl Ain says:

    I wonder if Atlas would be modified by rat since she can’t walk and see. Those two appearance remind me of Hanekawa Tsubasa’s hair after the tiger incident.


  46. YyAoMmIi says:

    Level 60 is the max level for the Hakuko?

    So only 10 levels after class up? That doesn’t seem all that powerful, as it means he’ll some sort of limit when fighting.


    • Yoraikun says:

      No, they can reach 60 before classup and can classup 50-60


      • YyAoMmIi says:

        So Normal groups Have max level of 40 before require Class up before going higher.

        Hakuko have a max level of 60 before requiring class up to go higher. However, they can class up early as level as lv 50?


        • IamMe says:

          Based on the time he took his slaves for classup; normal races can class up from 30-40 with more options unlocking if they do it at lvl 40. Hakuko can class up starting at 50 and probably get more options of what to class up at 60.

          Since class up normally costs money, it means that the race would have a higher normal max power level then the rest of the races.


  47. Carl says:

    I feel like the brothers name should have been Atlas while the sisters should have been Fohl/Fouru – I mean, Atlas is the Titan that holds up the sky in mythology.. unless it turns out that the sister is special in some way then i question the name choice by the author lol


  48. eis says:

    utawarerumono anyone? sound like its the dogs sibling upgrade to karura status lol


  49. Ruin says:

    Ha, with widened eyes the world went temporarily silent when i read “Don’t you lay a hand on Atlas!” thanks to reading the Christmas special lol.
    Surprise and expectancy can be a powerful thing!


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