Chapter 245: Awakening

Chapter 245 – Awakening

“Again and again. Do you plan on standing in my way until the very end!?” (Itsuki)

Itsuki rubs his eyes as he shouts at Rishia.

“I definitely won’t forgive you! For you to mess with me! For you to mess with Justice! You are but the opening act, and I will have you get off the stage!” (Itsuki)

Itsuki’s bow starts warping again.
It loses its pure white ornaments and takes on a darker, bat-like design.

(TL: Itsuki is now randomly switching between Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji)
(ED: 4 U tO mEs5 w1th M3! fOr yU 2 mE55 w/jUst1cE!)

“Die… Those who rise against me… deserve death!” (Itsuki)
“Itsuki-sama, I’ll say it as many times as you want. Please abandon that power and return to normal. That dark power isn’t something you need to rely on.” (Rishia)

… Rishia is crying.
Is she weeping at seeing her beloved falling into darkness?
But I believe the current Rishia has enough power to stop him. She once again swings her sword.
Itsuki can only see Rishia with eyes of Hatred.

“For Justice! Die! You are. This World’s. EVIL!” (Itsuki)

He desperately draws back his bow again and again.
All of his arrows fly directly at Rishia.
And she is able to knock all of them down. But I hear an undesirable sound as she hits them.

“Master!” (Firo)
“Yeah…” (Naofumi)

That was the sound of Rishia’s weapon, the Speckle Rapier, breaking.
Rishia… Reinforces the broken parts with Chi as she continues swinging it.
But, it’s probably quite hard to send Chi into an object without a definite shape.
Her face is getting paler and paler.
And while she seems to be getting weaker, Itsuki is diving deeper and deeper into madness.

“Why are you laughing? Itsuki-sama, I have not lost yet.” (Rishia)
“What are you saying? You have already been defeated.” (Itsuki)
“No… Itsuki-sama said it before, didn’t he? Justice never gives up until the end.” (Rishia)
“Kukuku… How foolish. From the start, you were nothing but evil.” (Itsuki)
“… Itsuki-sama, no matter how much pain you put me through, no matter how much despair you make me experience, I will not give up. That’s what Itsuki-sama taught me when he saved me from despair.” (Rishia)

Her breathing settles down, and she assumes a stance to cast magic.
Since her sword is gone, she’ll resort to magic, I guess.

A will to never give up.
I… somehow feel kind of proud of her right now.
For that no-good girl to grow up this much is shocking.

Rishia was a fallen noble who even had to sell herself into slavery for the sake of money.
And the one who saved her from such despair was Itsuki. He became her goal. Her aspiration.
That’s why she can overcome the despair before her right now.

Though she did lose to it once and jumped into the ocean, you could also say that she had enough willpower to do such a thing.
There are plenty of things that humans can do only if they have the resolve to die.

“I’ll say it again, Itsuki-sama. Please release that power. And once more, in order to regain your lost trust, fight for the people of this world.” (Rishia)
“This power is something I will never let go of. I. I. I will use this power to Save the World!” (Itsuki)
“Itsuki-sama! I declare that your justice is wrong! I saw what became of the Spear and the Sword, so I can say as such.” (Rishia)
“Evil should shut up!” (Itsuki)

At the same time, Itsuki builds up his power again.
It was enough power to shock everyone watching.
It was nothing human like Rishia’s growth, or Hengen Musou, or anything like that. It was nothing of such a low level.

Itsuki’s bow begins shining brightly. Itsuki himself has to close his eyes.
I can only see it because I am watching from afar.

… The light flies out of his bow and flies right at Rishia.

Rishia has no time to dodge. She meets the light head on.
But she comes out without a single injury.
The light from the bow quietly settles down in her hand.

And I see Rishia’s Slave Seal crumble and disappear into nothingness.

“Too bright…” (Firo)
“Kyuaa…” (Gaelion)
“My eyes hurt.” (Taniko)

Firo, Gaelion, and the others squint their eyes as they observe the mysterious phenomenon.

“W-what was that?” (Naofumi)
“Naofumi-sama.” (Atlas)

Atlas approaches me and begins speaking.

“From the midst of the sinister aura… a single, pure power flew towards Rishia-san.” (Atlas)
“… Pure? Do the legendary weapons have even more hidden functions?” (Naofumi)

So Itsuki’s bow sent power to Rishia?
Is it lending its power to her… Is that how I should rationalize it?

“Rishia?” (Ren)

Ren calls out to Rishia.

“This is…” (Naofumi)

I was also surprised.
Within Rishia’s hand was a single knife.

Its blade seemed normal in every way, but the hilt had a strange gem embedded into it.
The entire item is semi-transparent. Its existence itself seems to hang in the balance.
Is it an item made with magic?
What exactly is it supposed to be?

Rishia clenches her hand, and it changes to a Kunai used by Ninjas.
And then it turned into a boomerang.
Does it have the power to change shape like the legendary weapons?
What does this mean?

“Wha- What the hell is happening!?” (Itsuki)

Even (TL: Speedwagon) Itsuki is afraid.
At the very least, it doesn’t seem that he’s scheming something.

“Is that so?… I understand.” (Rishia)

Rishia speaks quietly. Eventually she holds the boomerang out towards Itsuki and shouts.

“Itsuki-sama, even the Bow of Heroes refuses to accept your justice. In order to put a stop to your madness, it has lent me some power!” (Rishia)
“That’s a lie! Like I’d let that happen! There’s no way my bow would betray me!” (Itsuki)
“Now I will use this power to stop you!” (Rishia)
“Shut the hell up!” (Itsuki)

More black miasma pours out of his bow.
It’s gathered so thickly that I doubt Itsuki himself can see through it. And with such a demonic form, Itsuki rushes at Rishia.

『Let this foolish sinner experience god’s wrath for the sake of never ending peace! With my heart as the sacrifice, let the executioner send you to eternal sleep!』

「Heldenkaiser Reich」
(TL: ヘルトカイザーライヒ)
(ED: literal – heroeemperor realm/empire; sounds a bit stupid and in german it would probably be one word as the german language allows to combine several nouns into one long word.)

Itsuki pulls back his bow with all of his strength.
The bow multiplies and sprouts many wings imitating those of angels and devils, and all the bows fire at Rishia.
The shots come together and form the shape of a bear-like beast as they fly at Rishia.

“Hengen Musou Throwing style, 「Rolling Spin」!” (Rishia)

After pouring Chi into it, Rishia throws her weapon at Itsuki.
The shining boomerang beheads the bear, and its body falls to pieces.

“Wha… You bitch! Just how much more do you plan to resist my absolute justice!?” (Itsuki)
“You’re wrong. Because you stepped on the wrong path, your bow is merely trying to correct you.” (Rishia)

Rishia raises her right hand, and the boomerang returns to it.
And Rishia changes it to a Chakram.
Her eyes flicker for a moment. They seem to change color in my eyes.
She’s concentrating chi on her eyes.

“Right now, I can see everything. I can see the flow of the energy tying Itsuki-sama down. I can see the power taking over your bow… with this…” (Rishia)

Rishia faces Itsuki and tosses her weapon

「Erst Throw」! 「Zweit Throw」! 「Dritt Throw」!
(ED: I deletetd the “e” from “Dritte” ’cause it would follow after “erst” and “zweit”)

Erst?
I thought that naming convention only existed with the legendary weapons.

Is that a legendary weapon?
One of the Seven Star ones?

The three weapons Rishia threw each take on different shapes.
A knife, a hatchet, and a short spear.

What sort of weapon is that?
Even if it is a Seven Star Weapon, I can’t tell what sort of weapon it is. The Spear is supposed to be Motoyasu.
And each of the three weapons thrown seems to fall into a different category.

「Tornado Throw」!

The weapons circle Itsuki at a high speed, starting up a whirlwind. It blows away the black aura.

“GUAAAAAAAaAA!” (Itsuki)

A Chakram appears in her hand again, and she tosses it at Itsuki’s bow.

“Itsuki-sama, by your word, I have proven that you are not justice… please, won’t you start over?” (Rishia)

The chakram come into contact with Itsuki’s bow and returns to Rishia’s hands.
And… Itsuki’s bow… makes a loud sound and begins crumbling.

“GUAAAAA… My… my new power… my salvation…” (Itsuki)

“I’ll say it once more, but you’re wrong. And Itsuki-sama, please remember this. There are as many forms of justice as there are people in the world. One’s Justice is… always evil in another’s eyes. My justice is the same. Because from the start, the opposite of Justice isn’t evil. It’s justice. Evil is merely the label for the loser’s justice.” (Rishia)
“Wrong… I am… I am… not evil. I’m not bad. I’m not wrong. Everyone is… He is…!?” (Itsuki)
“Even without justice, it is easy to judge and condemn others. But I think that accepting them is important as well. I’d like to believe that any person, no matter how bad, has a chance of rehabilitation.” (Rishia)
“U…uuuu…” (Itsuki)

The bow that had taken on a weird shape crumbles and reverts to the one I first saw when I came to this world.
And as if his plug was pulled out, Itsuki falls to the ground.
From what I can see, it seems that the sinister aura has vanished.

“Atlas, how is it?” (Naofumi)
“Yes. Rishia has completely destroyed the source of the bad aura with her new power.” (Atlas)
“I see. Rishia, what is that weapon?” (Naofumi)
“Um… I have no idea.” (Rishia)

Oy, you swung it around without knowing anything?
You even shouted out skill names!

“Gu… Justice!” (Armor)

Damn. Armor’s waking up.
He sure is tough.
And for him to be screaming out 『Justice』as soon as he wakes up…
The justice cult is amazing.

So even though we beat up Itsuki, the Justice Virus will continue to circulate.
No, but, could the mysterious weapon in Rishia’s hands possibly be…

“Mu… There!” (Rishia)

Rishia throws her chakram.
They twirl around armor in a strange trajectory, cutting off the dark power flowing into him before returning to her hand.

“Ah… This… is!?” (Armor) (TL: SPARTA!?)

Armor’s eyes return to those of a man overcome by desire.

“Hero of the Bow! How could you be defeated!? How pitiful.” (Armor)
“You’re in no place to say that. What sort of king are you supposed to be!?” (Naofumi)
(TL: Watch the Vocaloid song Shinde shimau no wa nasakenai! It’s not really referencing that, but it’s referencing the same line from old RPGs.)

He’s not dead or anything.
He’s not going to be dragged to that annoying save point inside of the castle.
Dammit! You’re making me remember Trash!

“Ah, right! I definitely won’t forgive you for using Itsuki-sama when he was injured!” (Rishia)

Changing her weapon to the boomerang, Rishia throws it at Armor.
It gives a nice sound as it collides.
Torment him more.

“Ugu…” (Armor)

Two more collide with his face and stomach. Armor faints.
Next time, I’ll be the one to beat the living daylights out of you.

“I’ve been wondering for a while, but what did you do?” (Naofumi)
“Eh? It seems that if I throw it, I can cut off the dark power surrounding the controlled people.” (Rishia)

So that means we can undo the Justice Zombie’s brainwashing!?
There’s no need for me to use Shield Prison on each and every one of them.
This situation got quite out of hand, but the result isn’t as bad as I thought it would be.

“Good job, Rishia!” (Naofumi)
“Fuee!?” (Rishia)
“And like Atlas, you can now see Chi, right? Though it looks like you have to concentrate to do it.” (Naofumi)
“Ah, yes. I can see it for some reason.” (Rishia)

Rishia, you’ve grown.
Continue doing your part as my convenient pawn.

“Then Rishia, you understand what we have to do now, right?” (Naofumi)
“Fuee… I know. We have to solve the mess Itsuki-sama made, right?” (Rishia)
“Yeah. And for your sake, let’s just say that Itsuki was being used, and that the fault lies with the people who manufactured those daggers.” (Naofumi)

Is it a legendary weapon?  Is it one of the Seven Star Weapons? Its abilities seem to be high.
And Rishia owes me quite a few favors.

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 245: Awakening

  1. fed says:

    Oww, hit Itsuki right in the justice…

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  2. Yukino says:

    Will Naofumi re slave contract with Rishia? It just state that it have crumble

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    • Just Passing Through says:

      I don’t think he should. Itsuki will just be annoying to deal with if that happens. Itsuki and his justice and Risha Itsuki devotion.

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    • Ninza says:

      Nah, seven star weapon hero can’t be used by slave crest. Judging from this chapter I can assume seven star weapons are weapons blessed from the 4 legendary weapon for their companies .

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      • Just Passing Through says:

        I know they can’t become slave again. I am just saying even if she could become slave again (lets say it is possible easily), Itsuki will be annoying to deal with. Sorry for not explaining it properly. I assumed people will get what I wanted to say.

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    • Fizbanespaladine says:

      The queen told to Naofumi: “the Slave crest don’t works on heros”

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    • Zdine says:

      slave crests won’t work on Rishia now that she is a seven star hero, same as trash king since he is the seven star cane hero

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    • Hell Satan says:

      Slave breast doesn’t work on the seven star hero

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  3. [] says:

    dang it Rishia, return being Naofumi slaves and leave Itsuki, you are the official “Fuueeee mascot”!!!

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  4. lame goblin says:

    Fueee

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  5. teppy says:

    thanks for the chapter

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  6. Anon7 says:

    Vote Rishia for Angra Mainyu! For our future cute green haired evil overlord!

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  7. Chansmart says:

    Thank you for the chapter yoraikun , this is what made my day . MOARR

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  8. GreyAlaze says:

    Yay! Thanks for the chapter!

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  9. madscientist says:

    Justice have been served

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  10. k says:

    Thank for the update

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  11. Kafe Mean says:

    >Even (TL: Speedwagon) Itsuki is afraid.

    You wouldn’t believe how hard I laughed when I read that, good ridance Yoraikun

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  12. generic75684 says:

    You know, how is it that when Rishia was talking about overcoming despair and pain, she attributed learning it from Itsuki. Naofumi literally had fished her from sea and trained her after she succumbed to pain and despair.

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    • Kafe Mean says:

      I though the exact same thing, I like it better with her not being part of the, already a bit to big, harem of Noafumi, but forgetting who actually got her to where she is now? That’s shit, she should even know by now that Itsuki was just acting out of self-righteousness and desire for fame, how could she say that.

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      • IamMe says:

        She knows, but it does not change the fact that he rescued her from a life as a slave whose main duty would be nighttime companionship. Itsuki rescued her but Naofumi did the aftercare to build up her confidence after Itsuki’s companions beat her down. She was never really in his harem as her target was always Itsuki. Naofumi took it personally after seeing how she was being treated and rebuilt her as a “This is what she could have been if you were not such a bunch of idiots.”

        Its like finding a car that everyone calls a piece of junk, fixing it up some and then beating them all in a race. Then going “That piece of junk is better then all of you after just a little bit of work”.

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  13. Fueee~!!! San Kyuu~!!!

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  14. Yin says:

    Thank you fueeee the chapter!

    Did I just said fueeee? Rishia has taken over my mind Lola.

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  15. Yazan says:

    I hate Reshia so much she is soooo annoying and ungrateful and now the author went and made her an equal to Naofumi as a hero WTF. i bet you the author made her stronger than Firo, Gaelan and Raphtalia. Oh yea shes completely loyal to Itsuki….

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    • Yazan says:

      Plus a bigger BS is that Naofumi hasnt gotten at all any stronger since the fight with the spirt turtle since he doesnt train at all anymore

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      • madmann135 says:

        THAT is debatable.
        Level wise yes, Naofumi is not stronger, Skill wise he is on a different level.
        Naofumi can now combine SP and Magic, he can see the flow of magic, he has access to dragon blessing and can use dragon magic, and he is working on defending against armor penetrating attacks.
        He is also fronting the training of his slaves who will the sword for his shield.

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      • Yoraikun says:

        When did it ever say he wasn’t training?

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    • aristo999999999 says:

      Well given she is fighting Itsuki, she is not “completely” loyal to him.

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  16. toriko says:

    what weapon is it?

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  17. peacefuloutrage says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  18. i think rishia get her power from her own effort .

    also all underestimate naofumi power, he never stop training and got many ways of deal with his weaknesses.

    thx yoraikun i will wait the next chapters :3 raphtalia return in 248 isnt it ??

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  19. Brandon Heat says:

    Great… now everyone can be a hero…Lets hope it doesn’t fall to the wrong hand..

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  20. Psychronia says:

    Kukuku…continue being my useful pawn Rishia!
    Fueeee!?

    I’m sincerely hoping that Itsuki’s curse is some kind of inner voice that ridicules his justice endlessly or something to that effect.

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  21. sike says:

    I swear i have feeling that sheildbro is going run into witch active wrath sheild and stomp here while asking if she regretted the choice and be like ok time to kill you with a refreshed smile

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  22. Wei-Sern Chong says:

    Let justice be done, though the heavens fall

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  23. hatoken says:

    Reblogged this on .

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  24. AlphaCR says:

    Ive been reading and stalking from your site for ages but never bothered posting. But reading this chapter feels so great!! THANKS ALOT YORAIKUN!!!!!!!!!

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  25. nyan says:

    fueee~ thanks for the translation🙂

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  26. Sternven says:

    :|… Just because I want to know, are you editing your own translations or is someone else doing it?

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  27. Chris says:

    I got goosebumps from this chapter!

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  28. Seven Inch Hazard says:

    Thanks. Another amazing chapter. My gratitude to Yoraikun. Salamat

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  29. Rishia was so legit this chapter

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  30. Assassin says:

    Be Devour by my WRATH! HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA I DEMON LORD NAOFUMI will destroy every living things and all of its light hahahahahahahahahha!!!!

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  31. Speedwagon says:

    Even Speedwagon is moved by her kindness

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  32. Ingro says:

    Thank you for the chapter.

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  33. aristo999999999 says:

    Thank you for the chapter, Yoraikun.

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  34. MEGA SPARTA CHICKEN says:

    THIS IS SPARTA!!! CHICKEN.

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  37. Serecola says:

    Jesus Christ, Itsuki is annoying.

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  38. jetzer0 says:

    let’s be serious they(naofumi) never kills named characters, he goes all “i’m tired of this shit kill them” yet no one dies, they all get knocked out or are worthless characters no even worth a name
    and really if not for plot armor naofumi would have lost any advantage that he got over everyone else by now
    he doesn’t lvl
    he’s learning how defend against his “allies”
    he’s completely static
    if not for deux ex he would probably die in the next wave

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