Chapter 249: Complete Victory

Please note that this is still flashback.

Imagine an anime type flashback. Something like Naofumi watching the flashback through a TV, even though it should be Raphtalia explaining in words. While watching said flashback, he gives commentary. If that’s too unreasonable, then imagine Raphtalia using illusionary magic to show him the flashback instead of using words.  – frenzy85

Chapter 249: Complete Victory

“Did you know? Melty-chan still thinks of you as her own sister. And for such a simple reason, she will always believe in you. Do you want to betray her feelings?” (Raphtalia)

Witch’s movements dull for a second, and Raphtalia launches a powerful slash at her.
Wait. I’m pretty sure Melty never really believed in Witch from the start…
She may have talked about it with Firo and Raphtalia when I wasn’t listening.

“Wai-” (Witch)
“I won’t wait. Naofumi-sama is the same. Naofumi-sama believed in you as his only companion, and swore to himself that he would treat you dearly. He thought of you so highly, yet… you trampled on his emotions. You broke him.” (Raphtalia)

Even as she says this, Raphtalia’s movements are so calm and collected that even I am shocked.
It must be because Witch isn’t deserving of any mercy.
The only thing I can say is, “Good Job.”

“Do you know just how many people have grieved, suffered, and fell into despair because of your actions? … What I’m currently doing to you is less than ten percent of the pain Naofumi-sama suffered.” (Raphtalia)

Eventually, Witch emerges beat up with several cuts on her body. Raphtalia steps backwards to create distance.

“And now you’re going to resort to underhand tricks, right? Go, have your people cast their healing magic on you. I’ll just beat you up more to compensate.” (Raphtalia)

Raphtalia confidently provokes her.
In response, Witch’s face turns red, and she screams out.

“You bitch! Who do you think you’re facing right now!? You turned your blade on the person who’s going to become this Country’s Queen!” (Witch)
“Like I care. Also, this country’s future Queen is Melty. There’s no space for you. Right now, you’re just a normal adventurer… no, a traitor.” (Raphtalia)

Cool headed ‘til the end, Raphtalia glares at Witch with cruel eyes.

“Now then, whether it be support or healing magic, have them cast whatever you want. I’ll still destroy you all the same.” (Raphtalia)

As if she was trying to kill Raphtalia with just her eyes, Witch glares at Raphtalia and clicks her tongue.

“Or, are you perhaps going to cheat already?” (Raphtalia)

Recovery magic is cast, and Witch’s wounds heal. She swings her sword around violently as she comes at Raphtalia.
But Raphtalia sees through her sword and dodges her attacks easily. Even in the eyes of her brainwashed followers, Witch looks like nothing but a fool.
But, she doesn’t know when to give up.
Pretending that she was overcome by rage, she begins casting magic.

「Dreifach Hellfire」!

She quickly casts her magic. While Raphtalia was busy barely dodging one of her thrusts, she slams it at her.

“Hengen Musou Sword Skill, 「Circle」!” (Raphtalia)

But, Witch’s last-ditch magic is calmly destroyed.
Witch is taken aback for a moment, but she immediately recovers and throws her dagger.
Her decisiveness and her ability to look down on people are her specialties.
Raphtalia bends backwards to dodge the projectile, and Witch loses her trump card.
But it doesn’t end there. That’s one of Raphtalia’s good points.
Just as she dodges the thrown dagger, Raphtalia extends one of her hands and grasps it out of mid-air. She points it towards Witch.

“… What is this? I realized that you were unfamiliar with fighting with such a weapon, yet you still kept trying to hit me with it. It was quite obvious, you know.” (Raphtalia)
“Damn!!” (Witch)

Without answering Raphtalia’s question, Witch raises her hand in the air and loudly declares.

“Everyone! Kill this follower of the accursed Demon Lord of the Shield!” (Witch)
“… I knew it would come to this.” (Raphtalia)

But Witch never noticed it.
Raphtalia had been chanting magic for a while. Her tail was slightly swelling.

『I, who has understood the origin of strength command. Let the truth once more be read forth. Let all mistake theirs’ for mine.』
「All Trick Mirage」!  (Raphtalia)
“Ho ho ho! As if I would go all out on a follower of the Demon Lord!” (Witch)

With a victorious smile, Witch backs off to leave Raphtalia to her minions.
But that’s where her plan collapsed.
All magic fire support suddenly turns on her.
Magic rains down on her relentlessly, and Raphtalia begins receiving support magic. She begins receiving healing even though she hasn’t received a scratch.

“… You people! Why are you attacking me!? Don’t come, stay away! Why!?  You idddiiooots!  (Witch)”

It seems having her own brainwashed followers turn against her was completely unforeseen.

“Why? There’s no helping it. Everyone here simply sees the two of us reversed at the moment.” (Raphtalia)
“Y-you! GYAAAAAAAAAAAH!” (Witch)

Witch’s screams are erased by the legions of people swarming around her.
Her plans were completely destroyed by Raphtalia alone.

What a pitiful state she’s in.
It’s a fitting end for the ugly witch.
(TL: This time, witch is in Japanese. He means witch, not Witch)
My heart is filled with joy.

The only regret I have is that she was not dealt with by my hand.
Though, I have doubts whether or not I would be able to do that much damage.

“I don’t know exactly what you were planning, but the show ends here.” (Raphtalia)

The brainwashed legions shout out their victory.
It seems they have yet to realize their own folly.
Raphtalia seems slightly shocked. She steps forwards and impersonates Witch.

“I will personally send the Queen to the underworld. Everyone, please bind the Shield conspirator. Seal her mouth and torture her. After that, you can wait on standby in the castle. This is–” (Raphtalia)

The legions answer with what they thought she was about to say.

“Our rebellion of Justice!” (Brainwashed followers)

The applause ends, and Raphtalia leads the Justice Zombies in infiltrating the castle.
Inside, she undid the magic and returned to the Queen. Apparently, she tied up my followers and sealed the rest behind walls of ice.
She had no idea how to undo the brainwashing, so she just sealed them for now.

And, the chain of command fell into disorder. Escape was difficult, and quite a few of them misunderstood the situation, thinking that they had barricaded themselves with walls of ice to protect themselves.

“After that, with Raphtalia-san’s help, we escaped from the castle and took whoever wasn’t brainwashed with us.” (Queen)
“I see…” (Naofumi)

Witch’s last days. I wanted to see them.
If I had just used my portal to jump here instead of chasing Armor, would I have seen them?
I get the feeling that I made the wrong choices.
But, we did manage to capture Itsuki, so I think that may have been the best option.

“After that, we don’t really know what happened.” (Raphtalia)
“Raphtalia, can you tell apart who’s brainwashed and who’s not?” (Naofumi)
“I can only tell if I look in their eyes, but it’s possible.” (Raphtalia)

I see. So her eyes are better than those who came back early from training.
Ah, perhaps Rishia could tell as well. I never asked.
She never really spoke up, and perhaps she was afraid of me cross-examining her.
But, it seems the current Rishia can see them clearly.

“Ah, right. Did you see the Old Man from the Weapon Shop?” (Naofumi)
“I met him. I left the evacuations to him. They’ve probably arrived at Ryuut village by now.” (Raphtalia)

I see. So he’s safe.

“Now that I think about it, I saw a cloud of dust enter the city right after we left it…” (Raphtalia)
“Ah, don’t worry about that. That matter will be resolved soon.” (Naofumi)

Witch may have even turned into a zombie and gotten run over by him.
That would be quite an amusing scene.
Rishia may find her as well.

“Naofumi-sama, you’re laughing again.” (Raphtalia)
“How nostalgic, that phrase.” (Naofumi)
“It’s been a while, but you haven’t changed at all.” (Raphtalia)
“Humans don’t change that easily… No, that’s probably wrong.” (Naofumi)

Looking at Raphtalia and Fohl, I see that’s not true.
She was just a small girl when I found her, but now she’s practically an adult.
Fohl was just a cheeky brat, but he’s grown up well.
I guess we can change.
And not just in appearance.

“Firo is sleepy.” (Firo)
“Right. I’m also getting a bit sleepy. Raphtalia, do you think you’ll be out training for much longer?” (Naofumi)

Seeing the situation resolve itself, the fatigue is starting to set in.
But now that I think about it, the matters at the village aren’t resolved at all.
Do I have to interrupt Rishia’s work?

“It’s about time to end it. One more week should be enough.” (Granny)
“Ah, I see. We’re going to go pick up Rishia and then go to dispel the brainwashing in my village. What will you guys do?” (Naofumi)
“Are you sure the castle is okay?” (Raphtalia)
“Let’s see… We’ve managed to stop the zombies, so it should be fine if we leave them for a bit. Can I leave this place to you?” (Naofumi)
“As you wish.” (Raphtalia)
“Understood. Then, is if fine for me to borrow Raphtalia-san for a few days?” (Queen)

The Queen interjects.
I turn my eyes to the Granny, and she nods.

“Got it. After we’ve taken care of the village, we’ll rest for a while and send Rishia over again. I trust you to hold on until then.” (Naofumi)
“Leave it to us.” (Queen)
“Then Firo, go grab Rishia. We’re going home.” (Naofumi)
“Ye~s.” (Firo)
“Ani-sama, please go away.” (Atlas)
“Aah, Atlas! Atlas!” (Fohl)

Atlas shakes Fohl off and jumps on Firo’s back.
I also hop on and Firo gallantly runs off.
I see. So Raphtalia will only be gone for a little while longer.
And, when we return to the Castle Town…

“Fueeeeeeeeeee! Why is even Witch-san heeeere!?” (Rishia)

We hear a loud cry resound through the city.
And so, the curtain suddenly closes on the brainwashing incident.
I can’t say I didn’t gain anything from it.

Kukuku… We even managed to capture that bitch.
I feel happier than I was at the birthday party my parents threw me after I put a stop to my brother’s delinquency. (TL: Read Chapter 1)
That metaphor is a bit questionable…

Now then, what will the Queen do?
Will she execute her when this all calms down? I pray for the day her head falls from her neck.

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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203 Responses to Chapter 249: Complete Victory

  1. Unknown says:

    Ps. You guys forgot to register it on Baka tsuki registration page. Not that it’s important, just a reminder:)


  2. Mark says:

    i closed my eyes as I am typing this. But I do believe she deserves to receive the “Tentacles”. -as I open my eyes, i felt a little proud after noticing i didnt made any mistakes~


  3. Sternav says:

    Thanks for the Chapter Yorai-sama!!.. Waking up to read a chapter everyday keeps me going.. ^_^

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Momkey King says:

    Good job releasing a wordmaster and shield hero chapter in one day Yoraikun.

    The world might have been better off if Raphtalia had stabbed bitch with that justice dagger. And this is just speculation, but what if the reason the king became an idiot when bitch was born was because, like alta she takes after his sister.


  5. k says:

    thank for the update

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Burban says:

    BEST CHAPTER EVER!!!! Thank you so much to you yoraikun and to Ohanashimi for translation chapters 248 and 249!! :D

    I imagined Naofumi raising his hands to the sky and shouting something like: “JUSTICE DOES EXIST IN THIS WORLD!” as he learned of Witch´s downfall xDDD


  7. Victor DoUrden says:

    Why they haven’t killed her yet I fail to understand. He can barely hurt anything for shit sure… but *malicious smile* she still needs to breath……

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vin says:

      I think her mother still loves her, and she knows Trash would never forgive her or Shield if they killed her.


      • Fnors says:

        The queen revoking her name, lineage and birthrights was probably more painful than death to Witch at the time. Plus the slave crest was there so she didn’t cause any more trouble. She did not deserve death at that point.
        It was supposed to be enough. But then she broke the crest, turned into a terrorist and eluded detection and capture. She won’t be getting any “nice” punishments now, that’s for sure.


  8. wizard172 says:

    i was going to sleep.
    last one f5 i told my self.
    and then 249 was there.
    “I feel happier than I was at the birthday party my parents threw me after I put a stop to my brother’s delinquency.” naofumi
    thx Yoraikun

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  9. madscientist says:

    Death sentence to the with


  10. Random Internet Guy says:

    will be holding out onto the next full preview is available [o_0]/ _


  11. babbo3d says:

    is nice seeing naofumi happy once in a while, if it is because they beat the shit out of the bitch that just makes it 3 times better.


  12. Seven Inch Hazard says:

    Thanks for the chapter.

    Just a suggestion why not sell her (Witch) at Zetbul* remember the place where they sell even human (i think). You know where my intention is going harharharhar… ^_^


    • That person over there says:

      A more fitting punishment would be to send her to silt-welt (or however you spell that) to become a slave there. I am sure the nice, calm and uncommonly forgiving, people will welcome Witch with open.. arms.


      • Accursed says:

        Lol not to mention they are shield hero fanatics who treat him like a god, who are probably more extreme than the three hero’s church. And because she did so much to naofumi and continues to denounce him, yup yup, very welcome in deed


    • Not to break your bubbles but the punish they have for witch is fitting.


      After she got rape to death in the end. What can be more fitting.


    • Pyro says:

      I say have her become the mother to Galion’s first child in his new form. jk I still say they need to fulfill “To the Pain” from Princess Bride so she is forever tormented hearing the shrieks of women and children wondering what that monster is.


      • Fnors says:

        That would just be cruel to Gaelion’s child. Having such a mother can’t be good for his self esteem and social standings. Plus Taniko would probably not like it.


  13. Noval says:

    I feel happy that bitch finally been captured. Thanks yoraishieldkun.


  14. Santa says:

    Thanks for the chapter~

    By the way, I remember having skipped over a bit in a older chapter, Atlas was shocked that Fohl got a nickname or something in it?
    Anyone know which chapter that was?


  15. metable says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Starfree says:

    And thanks for the translation!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Accursed says:

    AHAHAHAHAHAHA, best ending to this. Now as for bitch’s punishment, execution would be way way way way way too lenient. Bitch deserves to suffer for everything she did and more. Even those bandits are probably better than her. Why not have those bandits gang **** her since she is such a slut already said by queen way before. Then feed her shit for breakfast lunch and dinner. Let her drink poison and make her suffer until the last moment and repeat. Since she thinks she can get away with things cause of her looks then mess it up…A lot. Naofumi can even his curse fire on her and see her burn. Oh God, just the thought of that bitch who pissed me off and probably almost everyone else who reads this series being put to actually deserving punishment makes me smile.

    As for armour, other allies, three churches, revolutioneeries, they should get a nice slow death<3 or given to the slave dealer, or better, like in horror movies like chainsaw massacre, they can be cut off piece by piece and let them watch as some monster devour it. That is if the monster can even swallow something so disgusting as them.

    Sorry for the some what morbid comment.


  18. Rama says:

    Rishia pl0x


  19. anemology says:

    Thanks for the updates!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Tammma says:

    \(^o^)/ yaaaay….
    Raphtalia is back!!!

    How long has it been since she’s gone??


  21. mac00let says:

    thanks f0r the chapter

    Liked by 1 person

  22. diffy2 says:

    anyone have the link of the shield hero game some people said they were gunna make? curious on the progress of it.


  23. teppy says:

    thanks !

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Nice Guy ^^ says:

    Burn the witchs face off so that no man would fall for her false beauty ever again, cut off her feet to stop her from running away, make her drink poison daily to destroy her throat then cut off her tongue, remove her teeth (with pliers preferably) and sew her mouth shut with just barely a gap to shovel food in. Throw her into a pit and give no water or food except what ever she can scrounge up from the rain, bugs and rats she can find down there. Take her out of the pit daily for various torture then heal her up after so that she doesnt die. Hold a yearly festival where she is taken out, chained and the citizens get to kick her. Remove her nails to make sure she cant harm anyone then shove a burning metal rod up her so that she will never have offspring. She would, of course be getting off lightly but its better than death.


  25. Mr.Obvious says:

    SPOILER: Next chapter is chapter number 250.


  26. whome says:

    Thanks for the chapter! I REALLY hope that Witch doesn’t get off as easy as a simple name change – she is simply too mischievous.


  27. JB says:

    Thank you so much :)

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Raf chan is back cooooool =) lets celebrate burning witch alive =D ans her mother too ( well if you think for a while she may have more bonds whit shield bro then we think =D


  29. Persuademe says:

    Naofumi must be so proud….. of his “daughter”


  30. Kirun says:

    I never knew Naofumi was a fan of the guillotine. Thanks for the chapter.


  31. seri0uz says:

    This is Sparta!


  32. this chapter turn my bad day to be a normal day.

    due to distant time zone, I’m going to sleep on Tuesday night and hope that
    next chapter will cheer me for the storm on tomorrow.


  33. aristo999999999 says:

    Thank you for the chapter and consistent release.

    Liked by 1 person

  34. hell5atan says:

    Dude I think this is similar to hamlet where you are watching a play within a play


  35. hell5atan says:

    oh yeah the methaphor is from the first chapter where his brother became delinquent due to stress from studying and Naofumi intruduce him to the world of Otaku and relieve his stress and now a proper menber of society I think his in the politics or something


  36. Assassin says:

    hahahahahhahahahahah a new Zombie Justice Witch Whore Zombie hahahahahahha Strip her rape her and cut her neck or remove all his ability to regen mana for eternal so that she cant use magic anymore hahahahahhahaha and another 9000 Gold DEBT


  37. fed says:

    Now there is no one left to stand for Justice, Justice is dead.


  38. disqus says:

    send her soul to statue and make it a peeing kid.. no, thats too good. make her into a amoeba, and she must live rest of life as amoeba queen since she wants it so badly khe khe.. ahh right, whatever curse or wound she can just restore/dispel it using her connections.. so just terminate her previous body so she will never come back haha


  39. Roaming Reader says:

    Either the Justice zombies are really weak or Witch is actually quite durable if she survives a magic barrage + zombie swarm.


    • Whowantstodie says:

      True that. I thought she died in that barrage of attacks. I just hope that she gives up her misplaced pride and accept defeat here cause I don’t see her being alive for to much longer if she keeps up these horrific acts that she thinks is justified cause she was born royalty. *Sigh* this chick is really an idiot to not realize that if she stated with Naofumi that she would have a nice life since Naofumi was interested with her at the start since she was the only one who agreed to be his comrade at the start. This potentially may gave her the chance to be queen. And yes I shutter at this thought too.


  40. Brandon Heat says:

    So she’s still alive huh..


  41. Mario says:

    …So, i read the first chapter (i did not read it before) and i need to say…that Naofumi is probable iqual if not better than this one…but i could not see him because of bitch…well, this Naofumi is great too, so i guess it is ok.
    For what i think is going to happen…if Bitch is not killed…i think she could reform herself.
    After that she is going to admire Raphtalia, she still hate Naofumi, but not in a bad way…
    More than a prediction is what i want to happen.


  42. Dmitri says:

    Yoraikun, I’ve read (and will continue to read for as long as you release) the chapters you have translated for this series, and would like to offer my thanks to you, and to let you know that you have one more person out there in the Internet who thinks highly of what you are doing.

    Liked by 1 person

  43. Karerm says:

    Hahahaha……….. about time they capture witch now what punishment to dish out my head is swimming with ideas….. hehehehehehe!


  44. Thanks for the chapter!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  45. Pzwys says:

    Yoraikun i would also like to thank you for all these constant releases :3, they are enough to make ones day better. I’ve been fofollowing your translations for months and i really cannot find a more fitting way to thank you for all the joy you’ve given us :D Please continue the great work! (OoO)/

    Liked by 1 person

  46. Itachiwasahero says:

    go Yorakun

    Liked by 1 person

  47. LNLuber says:

    Just when I thought bitch I mean witch was finally starting to be an evil boss that was decent she got pathetically beaten so quickly. so fail lol


  48. Dreams~ says:

    I just want to clarify, this part:

    Understood. Then, is if fine for me to borrow Raphtalia-san for a few days?” (Queen)

    The Queen interjects.
    I turn my eyes to the Granny, and she nods.

    “Got it. After we’ve taken care of the village, we’ll rest for a while and send Rishia over again. I trust you to hold on until then.” (Naofumi)

    did the queen want to borrow Raphtalia or Rishia??

    Thanks for translating :)


  49. Pandafrosting says:

    I REALLY don’t like that Atlas girl. She is useful but she is SO annoying! Just the way she treats her brother pisses me off. Is that the way you treat someone who’s protected you all your life? By pushing them away just to get close to some guy you like? I hope she changes her attitude in the future. I pity Fohl.


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