Chapter 243: The Conditions for a Duel

Chapter 243: The Conditions for a Duel

Rishia holds her blade out as if to challenge him.
What’s this? I can feel Chi gathering en masse with her at the center.

It’s not coming from within her body.
Chi is collecting from the outside and lending her power.

「Musou Kassei!」
(TL: Peerless Activity. I didn’t change Hengen Musou, so I’m keeping this as is)

I hear a loud snapping sound, but perhaps it’s just my imagination.
However, as soon as I heard it, I suddenly felt Rishia’s strength increasing.
The current Rishia’s Chi rivals Firo’s… no, it exceeds her’s.

Amazing… Is this how Rishia is when she’s serious?
Hengen Musou. The style that was born out of the desire to save the world without having to rely on Heroes.
Rishia has grasped the essence of it and is utilizing it to increase her power level.

Right now, I cannot measure just how high her basic strength is.
I’m not sure if she can breach my defenses, but she’s at least an opponent I would have to be wary of.
The anxiety I had when Female Knight challenged the cursed Ren isn’t present here.

“I see… So you can gather Chi like that. How interesting.” (Atlas)

Right.
I’m in agreement with Atlas’s words.
Like that, she can fight using an outside energy source and without expending any of her own Chi.
It looks easy, but I bet actually putting it into practice is ridiculously difficult.

“Hmm?” (Firo)

And wait, I think I’ve seen those movements used by someone else before.
That bird who’s tilting her head right now.
Those movements are exactly like Firo’s when she’s recovering her magic.

“Hah!” (Rishia)

Rishia takes off at an amazing speed and rushes right at Itsuki.

“Hengen Musou Rapier Skill! 「Spiral Slash」!” (Rishia)

Chi begins gathering around her blade in a spiral pattern.

“Ku!” (Itsuki)

Perhaps he sensed that he wouldn’t get off lightly from such a blow. Itsuki dodges by a paper-thin margin and releases his arrow.
… For some reason, it draws an arc in the air and heads towards me again!

「Meteor Shield!」

I promptly activate Meteor Shield and strengthen it to take on Itsuki’s arrow.
The glowing arrow splits and multiplies, and countless blasts rain down on my shield.
I angle the Shield on my arm upwards just in case.

With the sound of breaking glass, my Meteor Shield crumbles, and the leftover arrows come down on me.
By the way, I take no damage.
When he’s fighting Rishia and the others, why must he focus on me!?

“I won’t let you escape!” (Itsuki)

With her first attack dodged, Rishia continues her assault on Itsuki.
It seems the only skill she’s using is that one called Spiral Slash.
It’s amazing that she can fire it off so consecutively.
Unlike Female Knight’s barrage of light blows, I feel that each and every one of Rishia’s attacks are at full power. I can tell just by looking.

“Don’t forget about me! 「Gravity Blade」!” (Ren)
“Gu…” (Itsuki)

However, perhaps because his weapon had high specs, Rishia’s and Ren’s attacks are unable to inflict any deep wounds on him.
And it seems that the wounds he received are regenerating.
Perhaps that damn Witch went as far as to perform Body Modifications on him.

“Just this much… Isn’t enough to stop me!” (Itsuki)

The Curse Miasma around Itsuki explodes and knocks down his enemies.

“How troublesome… Eclaire beat me when I was using this kind of power!?” (Ren)
“Itsuki-sama, you can’t lose yourself to that power! You’ll definitely regret it!” (Rishia)
“You’re the ones who will regret it! Just awaken to Justice already! 「Arrow Squall」!” (Itsuki)
“Like I’d let you! I’m sorry you two!” (Naofumi)

Before Itsuki can use his skill, I gather my magic and release it.

「Shield Prison!」

My prison manifests with Itsuki at the center.
Rishia and Ren wanted to persuade him, but I need to get the situation under control.
Our first priority is to seal the cause, Itsuki.

“Wha- No matter what attack you throw at me, I-” (Itsuki)

Luckily, I manage to lock him up before he could dodge.

“Itsuki-sama! You bastard! What did you do to Itsuki-sama!?” (Armor)

Armor rushes at me unarmed, baring his fists.

“Tei!” (Atlas)
“Deyrah!” (Firo)
“Ugu-” (Armor)

Atlas and Firo’s kicks and strikes land on him simultaneously, sending him flying. He crashes into a wall and faints.
I wish you sweet dreams. For the rest of your life.

“Atlas, how is it?” (Naofumi)
“… It’s no good. Even though you sealed the source of the ominous aura, the people infected with it are connected like a spider web. They’re sending power to each other, and the power isn’t dispelling. The person we chased hasn’t changed at all.” (Atlas)
“Damn.” (Naofumi)

There’s no doubt about it. Even if we defeat Itsuki here, the brainwashing won’t be dispelled.
The prison shakes violently, and cracks begin to spread across it.
His Curse weapon seems to have high abilities.

“Rishia, Ren. The cage is going to break now. Prepare for battle immediately.” (Naofumi)
“Yes!” (Rishia)
“Got it!” (Ren)
“I’ll help out a bit. 「Zveit Aura」!” (Naofumi)

I start casting various support magic on the two while I wait for the Prison to shatter.
The cage should have lasted 5 minutes, but it broke apart just after I finished casting.
I can assume that it was destroyed through physical means.

“Is that all you have? Then it’s my turn! 「Frozen Rain」!” (Itsuki)

Arrows made of ice multiply in the air and fly towards me.
Again, why me!?

“Itsuki-sama, stop messing around! Your opponents are over here!” (Rishia)
“Gaelion! 「High Fire Blaze」!” (Taniko)
“KYUAAAAAAA!” (Gaelion)

The ice arrows melt and evaporate in the flames Gaelion release.
But mixed in was an ominous white arrow. The arrow was undeterred by the inferno as it flew straight at me.

“Master, get down!” (Firo)
“I won’t let you!” (Atlas)

Firo and Atlas knock the arrow out of the sky.

“Even if I may be outnumbered, as long as I take you out, it’s my victory.” (Itsuki)

So Itsuki’s actually aware that he’s at a disadvantage?
Sometimes, Television Heroes fight alone against many.
He may be basing his character on someone like that.

But to reach the king, you have to actually get through the castle.
Is Itsuki’s only objective my defeat?
I think I’ll be able to grab the arrows or use my Float Shield even if it does get through.

“Atlas and Firo. Gaelion as well. Please Listen. It seems Itsuki’s only aiming for me, so back off a bit.” (Naofumi)
“But Master…” (Firo)
“Firo-chan, Naofumi-sama is just trying to protect us from injury. Perhaps we are only in his way at the moment. It’s alright. Naofumi-sama will never lose to a lowlife like that. Please believe in him.” (Atlas)
“Uu… I got it.” (Firo)
“Naofumi-sama, I wish you luck!” (Atlas)

Atlas quickly takes some distance, and Firo reluctantly follows her.
And I walk forward to distance myself from Gaelion and Taniko.

“Itsuki-sama, do you realize what you are trying to do?” (Rishia)
…「Blaze Arrow」!

Rishia and Ren narrowly avoid the rain attacks, sometimes taking blows. In the end, all of them end up heading towards me.

“Since I’ve met you, I’ve always been thinking about what Justice was supposed to be.” (Rishia)
“I have no tongue to converse with evil!” (Itsuki)
“Evil… What is evil? What is Justice? To Itsuki-sama, is Justice not but whatever makes you satisfied!? Without talking, without understanding, and without thinking about the purpose behind people’s actions, you simply take down your enemies. Is holding everyone down with violence truly your justice!?” (Rishia)
“I’ve heard that power without justice is violence, and justice without power is pointless. Itsuki, didn’t you look up to Heroes of Justice? You never spoke about yourself, and the me of the past never bothered to learn about you. However, I want to know more about you now. What is your goal? What do you seek? Why are you sad? I want to know. I am… We are not your enemy. So please speak to us!” (Ren) (TL: … The ship has sailed…)

Despite running off his mouth, Ren’s still fighting him at full force.

I’d like you to consider me too. His attacks are all centered on me, here.
But there is a bit of sense in Ren’s words.
I have no idea what sort of person Itsuki is supposed to be.

I can see his personality, but I have absolutely no idea who he was or what sort of life he lived.

“Justice is power. It’s the proof of righteousness. It’s to save the weak and crush the strong!” (Itsuki)

That again.
Those were the words Armor acted on when he abandoned him.

… Hmm?
I think I’m getting something here.
Let’s reverse engineer Itsuki’s actions.
Perhaps this man is acting based on the depressed life he lived in the other world?

Itsuki wishes to be a Hero.
Quite a few commercialized heroes were normal kids or bullied kids. They would transform and take out the bad guys. They would become the main character.
Famous heroes like Su○rman and Spi○man were like that, right?
Was his Shogun-sama play based on that?

When inflicting his Justice, Itsuki acted undercover a lot.
Was that his Hero complex?

I see. Heroes of Justice are strong. They save people.
The stories can be summarized as ‘Good deeds are rewarded, and Evil is always punished.’
Justice wins. Evil loses.

It would be nice if reality was that simple.

“Even if people call me evil, I am a Hero of Justice!” (Itsuki)

He desired praise and worshiped heroes… The conclusion he arrived at was…

“Itsuki, what happened to you was exactly what you did to Rishia. That’s why you don’t want to face her. That’s why you don’t want to fight her.” (Naofumi)
“What!?” (Itsuki)
“If you want to fight me, you’ll have to beat Rishia first. Otherwise, there’s no way you’re worthy of being my opponent.” (Naofumi)

If I don’t offer up some conditions, Itsuki will never pull back.
Then, I just have to confront Itsuki as the Evil he wants.
Scenes like this are common in TV shows.

It’s what Motoyasu did to me when I got to this world.
When one side has an absolute advantage, they make some conditions for the battle.
This time, I have no reason to offer these conditions, but… I promised I would leave this to Rishia.

“If you won’t do such a simple thing, then you’re not worthy of challenging me.” (Naofumi)
“Ku!” (Itsuki)

As I say this with an expression looking down upon him, he clenches his teeth.
So I was right.
This is just my guess, but Itsuki was probably bullied in his past world.

And when Rishia held Itsuki as the center of her life, they drove her out with severe bullying.
Because looking at the timid Rishia reminded him of the past he wanted to bury.
She was an existence that he never thought would rise to stand in his way.

There’s no turning back for a Hero.

“I see. If I have to defeat this girl who’s being controlled by evil, then I guess I have no choice.” (Itsuki)

While keeping his eyes locked on me, Itsuki turns his bow towards Rishia.
And Rishia deeply bows towards me with gratitude.

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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163 Responses to Chapter 243: The Conditions for a Duel

  1. masadeer says:

    edit: Im a noob

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  2. Anonii says:

    Chis is collecting from the outside and lending her power.
    Should be Chi is collecting from the outside and lending her power. (At the top)

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  3. Yorai-sama, its bad for my health to continuously refresh the page 20 hours at a time, (having 2 chap translated teases the heart more than you think xD)

    other than my terrible schedule of school + work, Thanks for the Trans!! (now to read this 50 some times at work mwahahaha)

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    • Yoraikun says:

      Solution: Refresh once in the morning. It will be out once per day, so it will be out if you refresh it the next morning.

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      • I has no life *F5* I’m either at school finishing my *F5* last semester, or at wor*F5*k sitting on my *F5* bum not doing anything… maybe selling a coke or two :3

        but yes, i should limit it to once a day… *F5* xD help~

        im killing time just scribbling on PS, …. I’m currently trying to get a feel on how over the top, non-stop, oh-sh#t-run-for-the-hill, PO’d Naofumi would look like… hmmm *google . com *

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      • Sebazu says:

        What is morning to you?, the post i’m replying to is dated 5:26 pm for me. What time did you post it.

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      • rakkis157 says:

        Solution no.2:

        Subscribe to this page and have it send you an email whenever yoraikun posts. Works best if you have a phone capable of receiving emails.

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        • OhLookIt'sAPerson says:

          Solution no. 3:

          Spend time just randomly talking on here. It’s fun, entertaining and the page refreshes every time you comment.

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        • I think it was about the 5th or 6th time i noticed Yoraikun was translating more and more of the chapters, and that there was a ‘Follow’ button bottom right of my screen that I immediately did so. :3 thing is I’ll be refreshing my phone/laptop right before it even gets to my email, and ill be on (like) the 10th line by then.

          I wont deny that it has helped me find the updates on times im on cruddy internet (visiting fam), and I’ll set my phone or Laptop to save the new link/page for offline viewing :3

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  4. stelvis says:

    Ty for the chapter and now starte to read ^^

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  5. The Tinniest Snowman says:

    Kick his ass Rishia…but with some love. Thank you for the update.

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  6. Cristian says:

    Merci! :3

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  7. someguy says:

    Go Rishia !!! Gambatte !

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  8. tjkun says:

    Thanks for another translated chapter!

    What I do when I wake up?

    Check for updates for TnY and then read it…(≧∇≦)

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  9. Falinmer says:

    I kind of wish they would just drag him outside to the village, let him see the destruction and pain brought about by his “justice”. He might try rationalizing it but I feel it would be good medicine to knock him out of his current state, although I’m pretty sure they won’t show him that until after they’ve captured him.

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    • whynnli says:

      Too blinded by his own justice, probably thinking it’s just a small sacrifice for the greater good or something along those lines so it won’t work… Think of adrenaline rush where you can’t think of anything else but what’s in front of you.

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    • Vermillion says:

      Wasn’t he gagged and tied up? Can you even hold him responsible for the brain washing since he was like unconscious for a while? I don’t think the destruction was his fault, blame Witch and Armour for that <—can't remember their real names nor do I really care

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  10. GreyAlaze says:

    Arigatou Gozaimasu!

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  11. heiashi says:

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

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  12. madmann135 says:

    Probably not second
    I am appreciative of the translation.

    Rishia has leveled up to a badass. Win, loose, or draw in this fight Rishia has won the battle.

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  13. RoflCat says:

    “I won’t let you escape!” (Itsuki)
    ^This line seems like it’s said by Rishia, given how Itsuki was avoiding her attack to go shoot at Naofumi.

    Also, she’s using the power of the world to empower herself?

    Green hair, using the power of nature…hmmm….

    *escapes*

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    • Haha says:

      Lol!!xD

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      • Shin XIX says:

        Naofumi, Rishia, Atlas, Firo and Ren (5 people) are going to summon Captain Planet.

        What coincidence, the amount of people match to summon captain.
        mouhahahahaha xD

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        • OhLookIt'sAPerson says:

          Obscure reference maybe?

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        • Android 21 3/7 says:

          Well, Firo’s a bird, so she could be wind, but what of everyone else? If we include Taniko the dragon’s daughter, she could be fire. Atlas, with her ability to read energy, sounds like a heart. That leaves earth and water. Rishia tried to drown herself, but I thought she was the Captain Planet of this equation. Well, if we include people who aren’t around, then Sadina would be most fitting for water, and Imya or whatever that lemo girl’s name is for earth.

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    • ;_; says:

      GO PLANET!

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  14. Ingro says:

    Thank you for the chapter.

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  15. kingk says:

    Reading this inbetween playing battlefield 3 with a few beers and so some dubstep this right here is bliss.

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  16. Mario says:

    thanks for the chapter.

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  17. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the release!

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  18. sandmanny says:

    i think “in mass” should be “en masse”

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  19. Raphtalia says:

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  20. chendu says:

    Poor dear (what am i saying ) Itsuki … looking his way: he have to fight a Hidden-Class Boss Character before he can even try to fight the True-Last-Boss … and even if he were to win this one( … Muahahaha … hum ) the True-Last-Boss have still more Last-Boss-Class minion … it’s a pity

    Thank you yoraiku… “hem” : Yorailla the Khun ! =)

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    • Fnors says:

      More importantly, he can’t even damage the last boss. Though he kind of deserves it.

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    • hidden-class Boss are always strongest in the game, even compared to the Last Boss or the floor Boss in turn.

      just see the game examples (like the Inmortal of lost odissey, or the hidden bosses in FF7 that are more like invincibles).

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      • chendu says:

        No one is ever stronger than the True Last boss, you know, this boss thant only unlock when you have done all the others and that wait you lurking in the shadow of the so called “last boss”
        (like tales of vesperia :p)

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  21. wen2jia1wei3 says:

    Last night, I had a nightmare where a chapter was released and I couldn’t edit it. I woke up trying to reach my computer.

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    • OhLookIt'sAPerson says:

      Last night, I had a nightmare where a chapter was released and I couldn’t read it as my computer died. I woke up bashing the cardboard box next to my bed.

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      • AsianOtakuGuy says:

        Last night I had a dream where a girl got lost on a trip with her family and showed up later as a spirit and was watching her sister from the woods, hidden. Then, years later, her sister received a strange letter that had a bunch of book titles from a series and found out the books were actually written by her missing sister and were about her journey as a spirit. Then I woke up and started playing on my phone.

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    • lol that´s horrible

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  22. Anish Kumar says:

    hehe the finale thanks

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  23. ultragunner says:

    urgh Demon Lord (Lady?) of the Shield, we are nearing part 5+ and we have yet to see you in action. You need more of the spotlight! dance or cook for them if you have to :D

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  24. hatoken says:

    Reblogged this on .

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  25. Nero says:

    Thanks

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  26. Fnors says:

    Thank you for the chapter, oh great Yorailla the Khun!

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  27. Lynn Len says:

    ok someone might be jerking my chain but I just checked the wiki for this series says that it’s getting an anime is this reliable or not.

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  28. k says:

    thank for the update

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  29. ShieldBasher says:

    15 chapters till the return of Raphtalia??

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  30. whitearthur says:

    Thank you for the translation :>

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  31. jaynay says:

    thankyou very muchhh

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  32. Kirun says:

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  33. OhLookIt'sAPerson says:

    Thank you for yet another excellent chapter Yorailla the Khun! I rather enjoyed this. ^^

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  34. Mario says:

    Please, if you can, go and read the manga Handa-kun, maybe you will like tate no yusha even more.

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  35. NATaivel says:

    FUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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  36. nopeandnope says:

    I just wanna know is Rishia still wearing Firo suit?

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  37. Brandon Heat says:

    Enough of this farce.
    Put him out of his misery, this’s too painful to read.

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  38. someguy says:

    Rishia and Ren narrowly avoid the rain attacks, sometimes taking blows. -> rain of attacks
    Just to be sure I understand correctly; Rishia and Ren were hit by arrows ?

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  39. machinaforce says:

    Its nice to get back from work at midnight and see a chapter so great…..

    (btw… noob question how do you guys post imgs on here??)

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    • wen2jia1wei3 says:

      Usually you can just post the image url, but some tricky images require you to put the url in this

      img src=”http://youtube.com” alt=”LOL” /

      add this > and this < to the right and left. youtube is the image url and LOL is a description of the image.

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      • machinaforce says:

        Thanks for the words of wisdom!

        [URL=http://s272.photobucket.com/user/RonaldIII/media/1455152_10202458669259089_1597066617_n.jpg.html][IMG]http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj161/RonaldIII/1455152_10202458669259089_1597066617_n.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

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      • CraniumAmbiguity says:

        Or you go to this link “http://imgur.com/”, post it, and use that url.

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  40. Noval says:

    Wow very fast yoraishield bro.. Thank you very much.

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  41. Wizard172 says:

    I think I’m the only one that love Atlas yandere personality,
    And yoraikun Thx for another chapter
    I love you

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  42. teppy says:

    thanks~

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  43. Burban says:

    When Rishia said “Musou Kassei!” this inmediatly came to my mind xDD

    Thx for the epic translations as always ^^

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  44. whome says:

    Thanks for the chapter, and your diligence.

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  45. aristo999999999 says:

    Thank you for the chapter.

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  46. hell5atan says:

    Yoraikun why not have a vote on Whigs the worst hero

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  47. hell5atan says:

    I won’t let you scape(Ituski)

    I think it should be Risha but I could be wrong

    PS.AUTO CORRECT ON SWIPE KEY SUCK

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