Chapter 239: Opportunity

BTW: No, I did not release two chapters in one day. In my time zone, this is saturday’s chapter. I won’t release another on Saturday, as I have to beat the 100th floor of the Tower of Yggdrasil 25 times to upgrade my Halomonas Bow.

Chapter 239: Opportunity

“Anyways, the only thing we have to do is infiltrate the fortress and take out the leader.” (Naofumi)
“Um, about that…” (Rishia)

After hearing my order, Rishia timidly raises her hand.
Though I have a general idea of what she’s going to say.

“What?” (Naofumi)
“Hypothetically, only hypothetically, if we encountered Itsuki-sama… If we ended up fighting him, could you leave it to me?” (Rishia)
“Hmm… what’s the reason? Like Female Knight… Eclaire, do you plan on trying to persuade him?” (Naofumi)
“Um, yes. Could you leave that mission to me?” (Rishia)
“Well, if we did encounter Itsuki, I planned on detaining him. I want to avoid killing him if possible. But if he resists, it may escalate beyond that.” (Naofumi)
“I know. I… still want to try talking to him.” (Rishia)

Rishia has been working hard for the sake of my village.

“Rishia, will you let me participate as well?” (Ren)

For some reason, Ren begins pleading to me as well.

“Just like I was offered a second chance, I want to try offering one to Itsuki. And for that purpose, I wish to lend my power.” (Ren)

It’s not that I don’t see where he’s coming from…
I don’t know how his situation is, but it may be similar to Ren’s.
And this is where we establish their relation.

I do plan on harassing him a bit, but if he can become a convenient piece like Ren and Motoyasu, I should consider it.
And it seems that killing Heroes is bad. It’s probably best to leave persuading him to others.
Even if he ends up dying, we can say something like, ‘We tried to persuade him, but he showed great resistance’ or something like that.

“Understood… But Rishia, if you and Ren end up cornered, you need to abandon that mission. Is that alright with you?” (Naofumi)
“Yes.” (Rishia)
“Thank you, Naofumi.” (Ren)
“Don’t say such disgusting things.” (Naofumi)

Ren’s dedication sends shivers down my spine.
If he were broken like Motoyasu, I could just keep my distance, but he seems to have developed a strange sense of justice. I don’t have a good compatibility with him.
And wait, was Ren always this hot-blooded?
He was supposed to be a cold-blooded cool person. Though he wasn’t a bad person from the start.

“Kyua!” (Gaelion)

I hear a voice from above, and when I look up, I see Gaelion with Taniko aboard his back.
I’m surprised they were able to track us.

“So you’re finally here.” (Naofumi)
“Did you manage to turn over the remnants?” (Ren)
“Yeah. I handed them to the princess.” (Taniko)
“I see.” (Naofumi)
“And I told them the situation, and was sent to bring a message. She said it was something the heroes probably didn’t know.” (Taniko)

An order from Melty?
She seems to be well informed about the Heroes.
The Queen also seems to love the legends.
But the only part of it that shows normally is her love of Filo Rials.

“Um… what was it again? It was something she found out from an old book in Faubley…” (Taniko)

Taniko tried hard to remember.
Why didn’t she just bring Melty along?
Though Melty’s probably busy with dealing with the rebellion.
Is it okay over there? Sadina’s there too, so it should work out.

“According to the childrens books, after the Demon Lord was defeated, the people had their brainwashing dispelled, and everyone lived happily ever after. But according to the old book, the brainwashing persisted even after he was defeated.” (Taniko)
“What?”

Then What?
Even if Itsuki is the mastermind, if we defeat him the brainwashing won’t be dispelled, and the only cure for the infectious pandemic is my Shield Prison?

My head hurts.
So to save everyone, I have to take them one by one and put them into a magically reinforced shield?
Just how tedious is that supposed to be.
Though it’s eventually something I’ll have to do.

“I didn’t need to know that.” (Naofumi)

I had considered the possibility, but I wanted to believe there was some other way.

“Fueeeee…” (Rishia)
“That sounds… rough.” (Ren)
“Then we must simply quell the fire by killing everyone who opposes us.” (Atlas)

Ah, then there’s no helping it. Atlas’s heartless words draw me back to reality.
She truly is from a violent race.
The amount of people potentially saved, and the amount of victims don’t balance out.
In a situation where the vaccine itself is limited, it’s just a dream to be able to save every patient.

“Anyways, for now our mission is to charge their base and bring out the ringleader! Let’s go!” (Naofumi)
“Yeah! We can figure out the details later. Perhaps we may even find the solution in there.” (Ren)
“Let’s go! No matter what happens, I won’t give up!” (Rishia)

Rishia has grown…
She still goes ‘Fueee’, but she’s started complaining a lot less.
She’s been obediently following my orders, and I’ve given her an opportunity to face Itsuki.
Though I have no idea whether she’ll be able to convince him or not.
And so, we stormed the fortress Armor retreated into from the front.

Inside the fortress were some remnants of the Three Hero Church, and some brainwashed soldiers and Adventurers protecting them.
But none of them were particularly strong.
There are none of my former slaves here.

Perhaps it’s because they’re right in the middle of an opportunity to take down the country. They’ve dispersed their forces away from the base.
The Filo Rial Armor was on was collapsed, exhausted, near the entrance, so I quickly put it in a Shield Prison.

“For the sake of Justice, Die!”
“Demon Lord! Prepare yourself!”
“All is for the Three Hero Church!”

The remnants shout to incite the Justice zombies. But they’re the smallest of small fries.
Ren and Rishia knock them out in an instant.
They are victims, after all.
These two can’t bring themselves to kill them.

“Tah!”

It doesn’t seem that they’re holding back against the remnants, though.
Rishia embedded her throwing knife into the arm of a priest-like person, cancelling out the Choral Magic he was preparing.

“Guaaaah! You Bastard!” (Priest)
「Gravity Sword!」 (Ren)

Ren’s sword changes to a dark transparent material as he slashes his enemy.
And the enemy collapses as if a force was pushing them towards the ground.

“Ugu…”
“A new move?” (Naofumi)
“Yeah, it came with the Spirit Turtle Sword.” (Ren)
“I see…” (Naofumi)

This was the perfect time to test it.
I’m also testing out my S Float Shield.
As I thought, it was a skill to increase the amount of Float Shield.
And it works in tandem with E Float Shield.
Its maintenance cost is low, so it feels like my E Float Shield has powered up.

“Naofumi, that floating shield is kinda cool.” (Ren)
“Really? It moves as I wish, so it’s quite convenient.” (Naofumi)

In the past, there was a protagonist who fought with two floating shields.
‘It was a game where girls crossed blades.
If only I could use swords and bows like that protagonist. My life would be much easier.
(TL: Apparently the Game is Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth. I can’t vouch for it, as I only played covenant.)

“And Ren, what sort of skill does your blade have?” (Naofumi)
“It seems to use Gravity to obstruct an enemy’s movement. It also has a skill called Soul Steal.” (Ren)

… That’s an ominous sounding skill.
I’ve seen a protagonist take an attack of the same name, and die instantly.
Though that was just an Event Battle.
The game didn’t end there, and some bosses who could use that skill popped up later.
(TL: I think this is Romancing Saga 2)

「Soul Steal!」 (Ren)

As I’m lost in thought, Ren uses the skill without restraint.
His target is a Three Hero Church follower, so I guess there’s no problem with an insta-kill skill.

“Gufu!”

Ren slices the opponent he had immobilized with Gravity.
A blue light flies out of his target, and assimilates into him.
I check the follower he defeated.

(TL: There’s no response… It’s just a corpse)

… He’s not dead.
But his face is pale.

“Gu… My magic is… Gu…” (Follower)

Ren’s blade robs targets of their ability to move, and he follows up with this skill.
And it seems it was no Zantestuken.
But insta-kills sound way too convenient… probably.

“Ah, this is… an SP recovery drain skill.” (Ren)
“It seems that this one has no magic left.” (Naofumi)

There seems to be a difference between SP and Magic, but I still can’t understand it.

“Its cooldown time is long, so I can’t use it consecutively.” (Ren)
“I see, but it seems convenient.” (Naofumi)

Atlas pokes me in the side.

“What is it?” (Naofumi)
“The magic that entered Ren-san resonated with his weapon, and changed in nature.” (Atlas)
“Hmm…” (Naofumi)

So Atlas can sense that sort of thing as well.
She’s quite convenient.
Should I nickname her Convenient Woman… No that’s dangerous. In multiple ways.

“Ei!” (Firo)

Firo lightly kicks the left over enemies, and we proceed forward.
The Gaelion+Taniko Pair seems to be competing with the Firo+Filo Rial group in taking down enemies.

“This building is larger than I thought it would be.” (Naofumi)

The building had an arena-like institution, and was littered with strange statues. I can’t figure out its purpose.
Another surprising thing was that the entrance was an ornate Western-Style door.
It rivalled the Melromark palace door in construction.

Eventually, we reached a door that was locked.
Though I just order Firo and Gaelion to break it down.
What are these strange items that are littered all over the floor?

It’s like a game I used to play, where fiddling with the needle of an old clock would make a key appear.
Just what was the maker of this building trying to accomplish?

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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134 Responses to Chapter 239: Opportunity

  1. [0_0] says:

    Thanks 4 the Chapter <3

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  2. someguy says:

    Thx :)

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  3. il says:

    uuurraaaaaaaaaaaa

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  4. FUEEEEE says:

    My head hurst.
    So to save everyone, I have to take them one by one and put them into a magically reinforced shield?

    My head hurts.

    Otherwise, thank you and thank you!

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  5. FSN says:

    first,second,third,fourth or fith?
    thanks yorai

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  6. hatoken says:

    2 chapters today… such badass.

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  7. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the release!

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  8. [0_0] says:

    “Let’s go! So matter what happens, I won’t give up!” (Rishia)
    –>
    “Let’s go! no matter what happens, I won’t give up!” (Rishia)

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  9. Man 00132 says:

    oh wow. Thanks 0_0

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  10. [0_0] says:

    Should I nickname her Convenient Woman… No that’s dangerous. In multiple ways. LOL

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    • yariel says:


      “Convenient Woman” = “Easy Woman”
      No that’s dangerous. In multiple ways. >> No that’s dangerous. In a lot of meaning.
      (because it also mean she is a bitch or personal whore for Naofumi … tough I doubt she angry about it, since Atlas yearning a lot to Naofumi to the point closing to yandere trait)

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      • jarmile says:

        Not like she isnt’ easy already considering the effort she has made to sleep with him

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        • that doesn’t mean someones easy. your only easy when you sleep with anyone fairly quickly, Atla is only interested in naofumi so it’s completely different. She just knows what she wants.

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        • yariel says:


          well, what shocking most : Atlas can still sleep near Naofumi while she is under Slave crest punishment …
          The pain even make Raftalia and Firo which is strongest character in Naofumi team (if not strongest in this series) grovelling at ground …
          (Raftalia even said before if Atlas are Monster / freak or something)
          I image if this act being shown in anime or manga, it might give goosebumps to watcher …

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        • Yoraikun says:

          It’s because Atlas’s disease constantly inflicts intense pain upon her body, so she’s used to it,

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        • yariel says:


          probably since Atlas used to it, then her body / brain shut down most sense of pain if she get caught in it … so Slave Crest punishment don’t really affect her … (I don’t even remember any situation which she in pain because of Slave Crest punishment) … either she get used of intense pain … or because she is too passionate to Naofumi thus she ignoring the pain (remember, Naofumi often goes dense like god of dense Ichika from IS) before Naofumi thinking the Elixir have love potion trait which I don’t think exist …
          If she really shut down any other sense (including pain and reason) because passion to Naofumi, then she is one helluva SCARY loli …

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      • Demintika says:

        So we forgot Atlas’ siscon-brother? I can’t even remember his name.

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        • yariel says:


          what more funny …
          Atlas even get jealous when Naofumi give more attention to her brother …
          (when envy spear affect her, she don’t even get jealous to other girl … lololol …)
          also note, Atlas doing more and more absurd thing to her brother so she can goes to Naofumi bed …
          Making fake, KO him, drug him, tied him up like Eriko from Denpa Onna … *x* …

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  11. Slayer880 says:

    Third. I hope there will be a picture of naofumi beating the armor dude. :)

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  12. teppy says:

    thank you very much

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  13. Man 00132 says:

    convenient women hahaha (lol)

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  14. ajlina says:

    thank you very much :)

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  15. Pyro says:

    Thank you for another chapter :)

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  16. Thanks a lot Yoraikun. you don´t believe how much my vacation improved just because i can read ShieldBro everyday or almost everyday now

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  17. kuroguma says:

    Just a minor setback, life always finds away.

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  18. BigKahuna says:

    Thank you for the update.

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  19. heiashi says:

    Thank ya very much for the translation translator! Many thanks towards the Author!!

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  20. Zepht says:

    Thanks for the chapter

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  21. yv1807 says:

    should we name you convenient man Yoraikun?
    thanks for the chapter anyway.

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  22. Sodemas says:

    YO a know the game it probaly this one o/ :https://greenhillszone.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/177005-valkyrie-profile-lenneth-psp-screenshot-fight-with-ghouls.jpg
    Leneth the protagonist was a Vakirie and she coud use Bows and Swords and always had two shilds covering her

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  23. thedefend says:

    yay

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  24. thedefend says:

    It’s like a game I used to play, where fiddling with the needle of an old clock would make a key appear.

    definitely resident evil… was it?

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  25. Kirun says:

    Yorai you’re the best, better than all the rest. As always, thank you.

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  26. Yin says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  27. jorgelotr says:

    Thanks for this second chapter of the day.

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  28. Shin XIX says:

    S Float Shield and E Float Shield? Possible a serie of skill like

    S Float Shield
    H Float Shield
    I Float Shield
    E Float Shield
    L Float Shield
    D Float Shield

    LoL

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  29. thanks for the chapter

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  30. Allyzter says:

    You know with the absense of rata in the past chapters im seriously shipping the atlas boat for naofumi and im praying he finally realizes how dense he is :3 idk just me also thank u Yoraikun-sama for delivering yet another chapter. i shall continue making sacrifices towards for daily :3

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  31. lame goblin says:

    Aw aw aw thxs my hero!!!

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  32. edith says:

    Yorai-sama, the true hero!

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  33. just a person says:

    I wishi to lend my power.” (Ren)

    I wish to lend my power.” (Ren)

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  34. whome says:

    Thanks, Yoraikun!

    I miss the frequent fue’s. Also another good example as to why Naifumi is the leader.

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  35. Mario says:

    If we think about the story…that means this thing already happened.
    and if we think about the story…the demon lord was who was defeated and not the hero…let’s think the same thing happen in the past (Naofumi being Naofumi and Itsuki being the king of stupids)…now, remember Naofumi is the demon lord. The princess is saying the Demon Lord was defeated…in other words the Hero who is Itsuki won, but the princess is saying the brainwash of the Demon Lord still remain even after his death…you get it?

    For the position of Naofumi he think he is the hero and Itsuki is the Demon Lord, but it was the other way…in other words in the past someone like Naofumi lose, but the people who were labeled as brainwashed were not brainwashed, but the story remain like they were.
    It’s a very sad story. The bad one won and the good was labeled as evil who just brainwash his people.

    This is an extra and i have nothing like proof or something, but maybe the people that hero has was the Tiger people (i know they have a name, but i do not remember), and that is why they were so violent.

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  36. Thank you for the chapter!!!

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  37. Ingro says:

    Thank you for the chapter.

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  38. Cristian says:

    Merci! :3

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  39. kingk says:

    I still don’t understand the logic with these enemies if armor and the church won what would they do or say I mean come on brainwashing and then saying what your doing is just that’s insane.

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  40. Unknown says:

    There was another chapter when I wok up. What a nice surprise 😄
    Thanks a lot!!!

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  41. OmniSliver says:

    Thanks for the chapter.

    +1 on the nickname Convenient Woman.

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  42. k says:

    Thank for the update

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  43. Did yorai manage to get his bow?

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  44. darkrave says:

    Thanks for the daily dose of Tate no Yuusha, Yorai-sama
    d >.< b

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  45. Grr says:

    *hunmmMHAHHA;M;RHRHHGGUUIIAAZZZA*
    Chants his magic spell to make yoraikun sleep. So he will be able to post more chapters next week.
    All for the greater god!

    And the hopes that hes sleep translating…

    But to be seriuos agai.
    Thanks for the chapters~ I really enjoyed it.
    Nothing better then to read a chapter before sleep time~

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  46. Anon says:

    I’ve been wondering where Fohl has gone during all this commotion (maybe brainwashed too). He’s never mentioned.

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