Chapter 244: Justice vs. Justice

“What do you do when there is an evil you cannot defeat by just means? Do you stain your hands with evil to destroy evil? Or do you remain steadfastly just and righteous even if it means surrendering to evil?”
-Yoraikun Vi Britannia

TL: Rule of the Internet, Just because there’s a quote with a name under it, that doesn’t mean the person actually said it.

Is there a German speaker in the house?  Thanks for the help everyone.

Chapter 244: Justice vs. Justice

“Naofumi-san, thank you. Please leave the rest to me. I’ll definitely persuade Itsuki-sama.” (Rishia)
“Yeah, I’ll wait expectantly. Just like Female Knight, the current you should be able to do it.” (Naofumi)

Understanding the situation, Ren backs off.
Perhaps he believed that two on one was unfair for a duel, or perhaps he was moved by Rishia’s resolve.
I don’t know the reason. Whatever the case, he understands that he shouldn’t get involved in this case.

It seems that Itsuki has finally recognized Rishia as an enemy.
The problem would be if Rishia lost, but we’d be able to kill him with my Wrath Shield combined with Gaelion’s flames.
Luckily, Firo’s also here. We can definitely win.

Anyways, it’s quite a development for Rishia to be fighting Itsuki.
She was always talking about her devotion to him.
It must be hard on her to fight to the death with her beloved.

“I’m coming! Haaaaaaaaaah!” (Rishia)

Rishia closes in on Itsuki at quite a high speed.

“Damn! 「Saint Arrow Rain」! 「Spread Strafing」!” (Itsuki)

Itsuki steps back as he continuously fires off arrows at Rishia.
The arrows he fires straight and the ones he curves are timed perfectly to strike multiple locations simultaneously.
Evading seems to be difficult.

“Hengen Musou Rapier Skill,「Circle」!” (Rishia)

But Rishia twirls her rapier in a full circle, and her blade makes a high shriek as it passes through the air. All of the arrows fired at her are mowed down.
I thought Rishia wouldn’t go all out, but it seems she fighting toe to toe with this Hero.
Could I be witnessing the true Hengen Musou style?

Female Knight said that Rishia was able to master the difficult skills.
It may be due to the influence of her natural talent, but Rishia has gotten strong.
Having all his arrows knocked down, Itsuki glares at her with an irritated expression.

“Itsuki-sama? I’m your opponent right now. Please pay more attention.” (Rishia)

Even now, Itsuki occasionally glances over at me.
He must be seeing the person in front of him as merely an obstacle to reach me.
There’s no way he can beat Rishia like that.
The current Rishia’s stats, techniques, and determination are among the highest of all of my subordinates.

“Fu… It seems that you’ve learned how to talk, Rishia-san. But my true power is higher than this!” (Itsuki)

The dark aura envelops him, and Itsuki readies his bow.

「Rechtsfanatiker!」
(TL: レヒトファナティッカー )

I feel a barrier-like thing being erected.
It feels similar to Firo’s and Gaelion’s sanctuaries.

“UOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” (Itsuki)

Itsuki’s eyes turn red and begin to give off a suspicious light.
Then the miasma envelops his body, forming a sort of armor.
It’s a winged, full-body armor, reminiscent of an angel… but some parts here and there seem demonic in design.

It’s definitely a status buffing skill.
What’s more, it even created a set of armor.
The armor reminds me of the combat suits for those Rider and Ranger people.

Rishia is silently waiting for Itsuki to initiate an attack.
Her expression is exceedingly serious.
If we step in here, I don’t think she’ll forgive us.

Ren tries to step forwards, but I hold my arm out to stop him.
I won’t let anything happen like that time with Ren.
I’m a man who keeps my promises. Be it for better or for worse.

“I’m coming, Rishia-san. With this, I’ll make you understand me and assist in defeating Naofumi!” (Itsuki)
“No, I definitely won’t approve of the current Itsuki-sama. Even if it costs me my life!” (Rishia)

Rishia sticks her sword into the ground and bends down.
She extracts Chi out of the ground and coats the entire body of her weapon with it.
It’s like what Female Knight does the moment she hits a target, but the amount is clearly different.

“Hengen Musou Style… Special attack. First Stance…”

『Let this foolish sinner experience the retribution of God’s justice! With my belief as compensation, carve this punishment upon your body!』
「Gerechtigkeit-」

Before Itsuki can finish chanting his skill, Rishia pulls the blade out and begins running.

「Alleinherrschaft!」(TL: ゲレティヒカイトアラインヘルシャフト)

「Sun!」 (Rishia)

Rishia begins emitting light as she thrusts her rapier at Itsuki.
I wonder why. I get the feeling she just got some Super-Divine power up.
And what’s Itsuki’s skill doing!?
Countless orbs of light are scattering from his body. They destroy the ceiling and take on lion-like shapes in the sky. They then begin raining down endlessly upon Rishia.

… This is bad.
No matter how I look at it, that’s a Curse Skill rivalling Blutopfer.
Even a Super-enhanced Rishia will have trouble dealing with it.

“Second Stance, 「Moon」!” (Rishia)

The light emitting from Rishia grows brighter, and the lions shatter into crescent shaped fragments.
Amazing… This is the first time I’ve seen someone take a Curse Skill head on.
I don’t know what its effect is supposed to be, but Itsuki seems to have a shocked expression at finding his skill nullified.

“There’s still more! I haven’t used my trump cards yet!” (Itsuki)
“Third Stance, 「Star」!” (Rishia)

Without any hesitation, Rishia appears in front of Itsuki and begins thrusting at him.
It’s a consecutive stream of attacks rivalling Female Knight’s multilayered attacks.
Each successful hit destroys part of Itsuki’s armor and causes it to disperse into nothingness.

“Gu…” (Itsuki)

The rain of blows continues to pour down on Itsuki, and I can feel that each and every one has Chi imbued in it.
That’s no joke.
Since I’ve trained, I may be able to withstand it, but it would probably breach the defenses of a Cursed Ren or Motoyasu.
It’s an attack with that much power.

“Quit messing with me!” (Itsuki)

Itsuki’s aura explodes again, sending Rishia flying backwards.

“Fuee… There’s still more!” (Rishia)

Rishia rolls as she hits the ground and gets up. She takes a deep breath and prepares for battle.

“Justice is not something that can be stopped by the likes of Rishia-san! Don’t go around destroying my special attacks!” (Itsuki)

And why should we listen to you?
This isn’t a turn-based RPG.
If this were a real-time action game, you would try to destroy special attacks when you saw them.

… Ah, in Hero Media, the opponent waits for the Hero to finish his attack.
Those high powered beams and kicks and those things where five weapons unite into one.

“Itsuki-sama, please stop it already. For the current you, it is impossible to stop me.” (Rishia)

Rishia shouts with a voice filled with emotion.
It does look like she’s the one with an overwhelming advantage here.

“Itsuki-sama, your justice is misled! Please release that dark power at once.” (Rishia)
“Wrong! With this power that I’ve gotten my hands on, I will save the world! I will save the people!” (Itsuki)

The shape of the bow distorts…
And in response to that, his aura changes in color as well.
… Most likely, he’s awakened to another curse series as well.

If he strengthens himself with the effects of multiple curses, will Rishia be at a disadvantage?
Besides Motoyasu, the other Heroes haven’t used strengthening methods, I think…

“Are you alright, Rishia?” (Naofumi)
“Yes. I don’t need any help.” (Rishia)
“… I see. Then do what you will.” (Naofumi)

The situation seems to be taking a bad turn, but if Rishia says that, then I guess I’ll continue observing.
I won’t help until she asks for it.
Whether she wins or not is a separate matter.

If persuading him proves impossible, we’ll have to knock him out.
But even if he’s rotten, he’s still a Hero.
We’ll need a decisive blow.

“Take this! 「Shadow Bind」!” (Itsuki)

Itsuki begins moving. He shoots an arrow at Rishia’s feet.
I get an ominous feeling from the ground.

“Rishia-” (Naofumi)

But it didn’t hit.
The arrow lands in the ground behind her.

“M-my body is…! (Rishia)

Before I could warn her, Rishia’s movement was sealed.
It’s as I thought.
It’s a skill that can block enemy movement by hitting their shadow.

「Bind Arrow」!

Itsuki fires off another restraint skill at the immobile Rishia.
The Arrow pins her to the wall behind her.

“I-I can still fight!” (Rishia)
“No! This is the end!” (Itsuki)

『Let this foolish sinner be burned to death by the Brass Bull. Writhe and scream in anguish under the wrath of the raging bull!』
「Phalaris Bull」 (TL: The Brazen Bull Torture method was created for Phalaris, the Tyrant of Acragas in the 5th century BC)

Like my Iron Maiden… A statue of a giant Bull opens up and locks Rishia within.
Then the statue glows as it fills with fire.

“Rishia!” (Naofumi)

Itsuki smiles as he confirms his victory.
It’s a skill that rivals my Iron Maiden.

“With this, it is my victory. Naofumi, prepare yourself.” (Itsuki)

Ku… I thought victory was assured. Was I too naive?
But first, I have to save Rishia.
Ren’s already running towards her.

But just when I was contemplating this…
Cracks begin to surface on the bull Itsuki summoned.

“What?” (Itsuki)

Itsuki’s face is once again colored by surprise.
And with a loud sound, the Bull crumbles to pieces, and Rishia jumps out.

“Fourth Stance! 「Devil」!” (Rishia)

Rishia walks towards Itsuki, swinging her rapier in wide arcs.
What is this? The tip of Rishia’s sword is glowing, leaving black tracks in the air.

“Gu… M-my eyes!?” (Itsuki)

Itsuki covers his face with both hands and cries out.
Is it an attack that inflicts Blind?
That’s quite an efficient attack.

“Don’t just go about claiming victory on your own.” (Rishia)

Rishia says as she holds her shoulder and breathes deeply.
She even managed to thwart an execution device… Rishia’s growth is beginning to surprise even me.
Excluding Motoyasu, She’s probably the strongest out of all my subordinates right now.

But, perhaps Raphtalia can enhance herself this much as well.

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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179 Responses to Chapter 244: Justice vs. Justice

  1. mwahahahaha, F5-sama, thank you!!!

    Yorai-sama, I thank you endlessly for this chapter!

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  2. thanks!

    i believe we got various German speakers,
    so how can we help?

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    • Yoraikun says:

      I need help Romanizing.

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      • Dura says:

        Ok. Here you have one. I can help out after i read the chapter.

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      • fluffymigs says:

        Rechtfanatiker there is a missing s it would be Recht”s”fanatiker meaning fanatic of justice
        Gerechtigkeit = justice
        Alleinherschaft = is someone who rules alone something like a king in a monarchie

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        • Dura says:

          Everything is right. Dura approves.

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        • chendu says:

          Thanks a lot =)

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        • Xias says:

          The point is that both words “Gerechtigkeit-” and “Alleinherrschaft” are supposed to be one term as the skill´s name.
          If you intend to word it exactly as it is in Japanese then you´d have to add an “s” giving you the word “Gerechtigkeitsalleinherrschaft”.
          But that word is aweful so a German would rather name the skill “Alleinherrschaft der Gerechtigkeit” which sounds far better.
          It´s like saying “Justice Dictatorship” in English – just aweful, right?
          You´d rather name it “Dictatorship of Justice” in English as well than “Justice Dictatorschip”.

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        • Brian says:

          I might also add that if you are a “Rechtsfanatiker” you can rightly be accused of supporting neonazis. Rechts literally translated is right, which in English as in German can also mean the direction and being correct, the far right in German politics are normally neonazis. As such calling something right-fanatics can be interpreted pretty wrong…

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        • Xias says:

          @Brian:
          You are wrong in this case.
          The Word “Recht” in “Rechtsfanatiker” here refers to “das Recht” (= “the law” as in “Recht und Ordnung” = “law and order”) and as such also relates to “GeRECHTigkeit” (= “jusitce”).
          The “s” is only added in German because it makes speaking / spelling the word sound smoother.
          So a “Rechtsfanatiker” (fanatic of justice) is as the English term also implies someone who is obsessed with either laws (as someone who believes that laws are absolute and must be followed/executed even if they are inhuman) or justice (better said with the justice he/she believes in even if it is a warped point of view).

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        • Brian says:

          @Xias: I’m not wrong. If you add the s on it, even if it is only to make it a nicer word (which is still not a dictionary word) it is still Rechts, which is right, which has multiple meaning. Just because you intent it to be the word for justice does not mean that people will actually read it as that version of the word. You could also intrepid Rechtsfanatiker as people who are obsessed with the law. As such picking a name that has a ambiguous meaning can be misunderstood easily.

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      • muhbreaker says:

        I think that a lot of germans are reading your translation 👉 including me

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  3. Anon says:

    Yessssssssssssssss
    All that effort refreshing every hour

    Thanks Yoraiza the kunvader!!!!!! XD

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  4. Millo says:

    I’m a native German speaker^^

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    • Seinvolf says:

      Maybe Yoraikun need help in the naming of the skill like:

      「Lehith Fanatica!」
      (TL: レヒトファナティッカー I’m not sure about this one)

      and

      「Gerety Hikait-」

      Before Itsuki can finish chanting his skill, Rishia pulls the blade out and begins running.

      「-arain Hell Shaft!」(TL: ゲレティヒカイトアラインヘルシャフトThis is definitely wrong. Its origin is not a language I speak)

      that skill name in the 「…」…

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  5. orihalium says:

    lovin’ this chapter though I do miss raphtalia being part of the main events

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  6. The King of Ice Tre's says:

    First? Btw That Brass Bull is a nasty torture/execution device. Anyone seen it in the movie Immortals?

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    • Anon7 says:

      The Poster Formerly known as Life.

      Thanks again for the chapter. And thus another badass 14-15 year old girl is officially born.

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  7. Bubbeuy says:

    Awesome~

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  8. Yazan says:

    I fucking hate Rishai being this strong because all shes going to do is go back to Itsuki who really didnt do shit for her and pretty much take Naofumi for granted, who was the person that made her this strong

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    • That’s really what Naofumi wants (well, he doesn’t really lose her fighting capabilities, she does continue fighting with the 4 Hero’s even after this i believe…??? if im wrong im wrong, :p ), my wifu-, i mean Naofumi just wanted to prove that Itsuki and his party members are just idiots, He went through the pain of having false charges, and being ridiculed by any who knew who he was…
      This will work out for Naofumi no mater how it ends :3

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    • I just want to see Naofumi whisper maniacally evil things into Itsuki’s ears right about now… mwahahaha

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    • Life says:

      That moment when you remember she still has a slave crest…. Huehuehuehuehue…

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  9. A random peep says:

    thanks for the chapter~

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  10. Raphtalia says:

    Thanks Yoraicchi.

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  11. tjkun says:

    It seems like Rishia has more power than the current heroes. Will she become one of the other group of heroes?

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  12. stelvis says:

    Ty for the ch again^^

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  13. Chub says:

    Thanks for the chapter.
    btw isn’t Rishia getting a little too strong?
    Somehow the heroes are getting overshadowed…

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    • Life says:

      She’s basically the pinnacle of what humans of that world can be because of her talent (at her level). + I’m 80% certain that if the heroes tried as hard as she did, they could beat her 1v1 m8

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    • naofumi and Motoyatsu (yes that Motoyatsu) are still a lot more stronger than she.

      however rishia is actually in a mid-evo state next chapter we gonna see the first slave crest Broken.

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  14. Anon921 says:

    probably “Rechtfanatiker”, “Gerechtigkeit Alleinherrschaft” and “phalaris bull”

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  15. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the release!

    Go Rishia! She’s so powerful now. ;)

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  16. bobo? says:

    does this mean rishia is even stronger then the main character himself having survive all that.

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  17. Traenson says:

    Thank you for the translation as always!
    German is my native language so just tell me how I can help out!

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  18. someguy says:

    Thx for the chapter :)
    “Quite messing with me!” (Itsuki) ->quit

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  19. ratbunuts says:

    Thanks for the chapter

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  20. Kysh says:

    so naofumi = iron maiden
    ren = guillotine
    itsuki = brass bull
    what kind of execution device does motoyasu have?

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  21. ;_; says:

    ALL HAIL RISHIA!

    Hero of the Fuee!

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  22. fed says:

    So Rishia is the character type to start out weak but at later levels becomes the one of the strongest, like a magikarp.

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  23. Jerails says:

    A couple of small errors were found that can be easily cleaned up!

    If this were a real time action game, you would try to destroy special attackes when you saw them.
    The word “attackes” just has an extra letter in it.
    —–
    “Quite messing with me!” (Itsuki)
    Just a small typo. “Quit messing with me!” is what I’m sure you intended.

    Excellent work as always, Yoraikun!

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  24. Myself says:

    I’m somewhat bothered over the fact that Naofumi DOES have problems fighting others even though he’s one of the chosen heroes. And by others I don’t simply mean the other heroes who should be as capable as he is, rather I mean that Raphtalia, Rishia, Atlas, Firo… can also damage him. Throws the whole hero status to the trash. And what’s worse, Naofumi can’t deal strong damage in return without using the Wrath series which hurt him as well in return.

    Not only that, I’m fearing Malty/Bitch might be capable of facing them in the future as well. Cause Queenie can’t accept that her daughter is with difference more of a liability than an asset.

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    • Yoraikun says:

      I’s not determined if they can damage him now that he’s trained to deal with Chi and Magic attacks.

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    • IamMe says:

      There is a difference between having him say something hurts and doing significant damage to him. The last attack I remember actually causing him significant damage was the Spirit Turtle cannon, and after taking it a couple of times he was able to reach a point where he could endure the attacks pretty much as long as he felt he needed to. He would not enjoy it but he could do so.

      Since then he has discovered a bunch of new ways to increase his power and deflect attacks. If you wanted to do more then just annoy him you would have to hit him REALLY hard. Something much stronger then the Spirit Turtle beam for raw power, or a specialized attack. And you would need to just about 1-shot him or he would figure out your attack and start working around it. He has a LOT of options.

      He also has a number of shields that reflect attacks back at the attacker, so he could do a fair amount, even without going into Wrath.

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    • lazypioneer says:

      also wrath shield “Iron Maiden” didn’t hurt him
      only Bluptover do

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  25. ACnoDC says:

    Thank you for the chapter today!

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  26. chendu says:

    Yoraikun … I won’t say thank you for this chapter until I can see your daily title of the chapter :p (well guess i just did but anyway … :p )

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  27. Ingro says:

    Thank you for the chapter.

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  28. jorgelotr says:

    Itsuki has also released the Wrath series?!!

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  29. jdnylire says:

    You missed an A in your “naive”.

    And there’s too much kamen rider and power ranger reference. XD Itsuki really loves hero he even made his own transform state.

    Rishia owning Itsuki was so amazing. I wonder how powerful Raphtalia is now. Maybe she could deflect another Giant turtle, alone.

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  30. veratheranga says:

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  31. shirone says:

    thanks as always

    btw, is the fight end?itsuki lose right?

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  32. somedude01 says:

    good lord Rishia is so awesome right now

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  33. Sodemas says:

    thx for the chapter~
    i think there are many tipes of streght but on the fighting side its probaly something like this…
    Naofumi > Motoyasu > Rishia > Itsuki > Sadina = Firo > Atlas > Gaelion (Gyua version) > rest
    Since some are stil unknow like current Fou or Raph, or are already max lv like Grany i will not count then, also because we lack information about then.
    What do you guys think?

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  34. -kairu says:

    I miss raphtalia T_T

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  35. hell5atan says:

    how did you put that strike on the post

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  36. porunokii says:

    I miss raphtalia a lot.:(

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  37. Yukino says:

    Thanks for the chap Yorai sama~

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  38. hell5atan says:

    how come Naofumi’s the only one who didn’t have multiple curse series

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  39. hell5atan says:

    and this one of the seven star heroes is born

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  40. madscientist says:

    FUEEEEE!!!

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  41. Some Bro says:

    Thanks for the chapter. Also Nice little quote at the start.
    I fucking love that anime (for those who got the reference at that start (hard not too))!
    Still kind of bummed that we didn’t see Naofumi fight Itsuki but this is quite cool and does tell us that Raphtalia is probably stronger.

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  42. Wow, Rishia is really strong here, and Raphtalia gonna become stronger than this?

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  43. k says:

    Thank for the update

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  44. Robert says:

    Thanks for the chapter Yoraikun:) As long as you keep pumping these out i’ll keep checking up on the Shieldbro adventure series. For some reason this series made me like it one heck of a lot.

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  45. Wizard172 says:

    All hail britannia
    All hail yoraikun

    By the way rishia is kicking ass

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  46. Toastyyy says:

    Man, I just gotta say, thank you for doing this, you pump out chapters like it’s your day job. I have to wait days to weeks for other LNs to update, but you’ve got it down to an almost daily release. Thank you!

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