Chapter 256: Superiority Complex

Chapter 256: Superiority Complex

After that, I got busy.
I had to treat the new Demi-Human slaves from that facility, and there are too many things that need to be done in the village.
I also have to offer compensation for the damages to the merchants in the neighboring town.

Apparently, the Accessory merchant helped quiet everybody down.
He argued that the tax was ridiculously low, and that The Hero of the Shield was treated as a devil in this country, so such events were to be expected.
It seems he thinks that there are great profits to be made here.

The main reason for this is the expansive trade network built on my Filo Rials’ fast legs.
We agreed to carry his goods, so his profits rose.
Whenever Motoyasu gets his hands on some money, he goes off to buy and raise Filo Rials. We have no scarcity in that department.
And the repairs to the damaged buildings are proceeding at a good pace.
Even in such a time period, I cook every day, and spar with Atlas. It’s getting really hectic.

And three days after I returned to the village.
Me and Atlas learned the technique Rishia used for sucking in Chi from the air.

“It’s quite difficult.” (Naofumi)
“Yes… Musou Kassei, was it? It seems that I’ll be able to keep it up for quite a while.” (Atlas)

Yes, Atlas learned how to hold up Mussou Kassei for long periods of time.
But even though I learned how to suck in Chi, I can’t seem to get a grasp of Mussou Kassei whatsoever.

“Master, are you doing it again? Let Firo join.” (Firo)

When Firo tried to copy our actions, she immediately grasped how to do it.
It seems that Genius type characters like to gather in my village.
Even though Firo had experience using the pose to recover magic, in just a day of practice, she learned to suck in Chi and move around.
For her to be able to obtain power so easily… how convenient.

What’s more, it seems that Firo subconsciously activated Musou Kassei. Her movements are quicker than before.
Just how strong are these people getting?
Firo can’t use pressure points, or Hengen Musou, but she can use her natural overflowing power to subjugate her enemies.

“Fuee… Naofumi-san and the others learned to use it without an instructor?” (Rishia)
“Yeah.” (Naofumi)

Rishia happens to pass by in the middle of looking after Itsuki.

“I tried so hard to learn it, and yet… This can’t be…” (Rishia)

From Rishia’s point of View, Atlas and Firo are absolute geniuses.
But that Granny said Rishia was the one with outstanding talent. From watching her fight with Itsuki, I’m pretty sure she’s a genius in her own right.

I get the feeling that the Musou Kassei that Firo and Atlas picked up is somehow different from the one Rishia used.
They only learned through observation. There’s no way it’s as effective.
Even so, Rishia says their skill is not inferior.
Still, it somehow gives off a different feeling…

Ah, right. Just as I can’t grasp Musou Kassei, Rishia somehow became unable to use it.
Even so, she fights without problem. For some reason, she seems even stronger than before.
Perhaps Heroes just can’t use it.

“Then the two that learned to use it should proceed with caution, you know.” (Rishia)
“Why is that?” (Atlas)
“Why~?” (Firo)
“It’s best not to keep Musou Kassei on for a long period of time. Your body won’t hold up.” (Rishia)

Ah, so it’s that sort of boost skill.
In Manga and Anime, quite a few secret skills put large burdens on the body, and make it so that you can’t fight again after you use them.
But when the main character faces an extreme dire situation, he uses it and loses his ability to fight. He either miraculously recovers, or awakens to some other power.
But it’s not as if the world is that convenient for us.

It’s likely that Rishia’s ability to take in Chi is on another level.
The amount of Chi she had from the beginning didn’t get that high even when she raised her level. That’s the only reason I can think of.

And no matter how long Firo and Atlas can keep Mussou Kassei up, there’s still a limit.
Using only internal Chi, it’s one minute. While taking Chi in, five.
But Rishia was able to use it throughout her battle.

“That’s correct. There are times when you can hear grinding sounds from your bones. When you see opportune moments, you should activate it right before you attack.” (Rishia)
“Right.” (Naofumi)

Female Knight’s Musou Kassei wasn’t very effective, and had a short active period. These aspects aren’t really that important.
Fumu… Even though we just copied what we saw, it’s surprisingly complicated.

“It’s around time for food.” (Naofumi)

I put my training on hold, and go to the dining hall to prepare food.
And I prepared it with the slaves I left the initial set up to.
We already set up a Bioplant to take care of the poisoned well and river.

The Three Hero Church didn’t leave anything positive behind in their legacy.
They were executed yesterday.
The head sister was sent to Faubley to become food for the pig. The rest were sentenced to the Iron Maiden.

In order to keep up the image, I had to go out in front of the public, and pretend to be one of the executioners.
Perhaps because I was raised in modern Japan, seeing a public execution was not good for my heart.
I had nightmares that night.
As the populace suffered quite a bit of damage, they booed and jeered at the convicts right through their deaths.
I’ve read in a book that such executions were held in the Middle Ages in my world in order to help the public vent stress.
Though I don’t know if that’s true.

Is it some instinctual stress reliever?
Like the feeling you get when you watch a public bonfire?
Why are they using a torture device like the iron maiden for an execution, anyways?
The victims’ screams echoed throughout the town. It was traumatizing.

And Armor, along with all of Itsuki’s other companions that I haven’t seen since Cal Mira, were executed as well.
Ironically, they were burned inside the Brass Bull.
In my world I think it was called the Phalaris Bull.
It’s one of Itsuki’s curse skill.

Even though Armor had been informed beforehand that he was set to die, when the time came, he trembled and begged for his life. His legs gave way below him.
Dreadful screams came from the bull statue.
Yeah, this is quite a cruel world.
I do think that some criminals deserve death, but when I actually encounter such scenarios, my head starts spinning.

It wasn’t refreshing in the least.
If I were to kill them by my own hand… would I feel any better?
Now that I think about it, I killed the pope with Blutopfer…
Back then, I didn’t feel refreshed at all. The only thing I could think about was the pain coursing through my body.

Yep, I don’t understand it.
At this point, I shouldn’t be bothered by killing, but watching people die in such gruesome ways makes me sick.
Uu… After remembering what happened yesterday, I have become disinclined to cook meat dishes.
I had my nose filled with the smell of Itsuki’s comrades burning, and I want to avoid blood for a bit.

“Niichan! Food!” (Kiel)

A loinclothed dog excitedly runs up to me, begging for food.

“Okay.” (Naofumi)

I take out an item I had prepared. A crepe covered in dirt. I place the plate on the ground by the dog’s feet.
Everyone is at a loss for words as they stare at me.
What’s so surprising? I’m a man who keeps his promises.
Even if she was being brainwashed, I have to give some sort of punishment to the one who spoke so ill of me. (TL: Refer to the last lines of Chapter 230)
She should be thankful that her punishment ends with just this.
Anyways, for today, Kiel is the only one that gets a rundown crepe.

“I won’t let you say you forgot about it. That’s your meal for today.” (Naofumi)

By the way, I made the meal a little bit more extravagant for everyone else.
With this, she should reflect on getting brainwashed by the enemy so easily.
Though I’ll probably end up giving her food anyways.

“Thank you, Niichan!” (Kiel)
“Wha-?” (Naofumi)

Kiel begins devouring the crepe like a dog.
The other slaves stare at her with their mouths wide open.

“Hehe.” (Kiel)

With eyes brimming with a sense of superiority, the loinclothed dog looks over the other slaves in the dining hall.
The slaves swallow their spit as they stare at the plate she licked clean.
Taniko and Ren, who were eating together, are silent as well.

“W-what? How should I say this, it seems that only Kiel got the best food. And it looks like he made it especially for her.” (Slave)
“Yeah” (Slave)
“Shield oniichan, please give me a crepe too.” (Slave)
“Me too!” (Slave)
“Gimme!” (Slave)
“That’s not why I made it!” (Naofumi)

It’s lecture time!
Why does it seem like I’m giving that loinclothed dog special treatment!?
These people… They’re way too optimistic!

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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158 Responses to Chapter 256: Superiority Complex

  1. Anon7 says:

    Hah, well…the chapter ended in a positive note of sorts I guess?

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  2. foreverevil says:

    Yoraikun be my valentine and call me a B*TCH in Japanese!

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  3. xkayser says:

    Wonderful as always!!! Thank you for the chapter!!!

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  4. Abi says:

    thank you yoraikun !!!

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  5. Alex says:

    Yay. I really love it when you procrastinate so much. Thanks for the chappy!

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  6. phatataz says:

    yea. i finally believe yoraikun is definitely tsundere.

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  7. stelvis says:

    Momfumi hit again with his paintfull punishment xp

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    • yariel says:


      Lol @ Kiel and crepe event …
      (the one who get punished actually feels superior toward other)
      I get strange feeling most Slave getting “M” trait or something …
      (or is it just loli in Naofumi harem ?)

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      • Lucard says:

        I think the reason to slaves attitude was the fact that Kiel got a crepe, something that only Naofumi can make. So it probable didn’t seem like a punishment to them since they all want crepes.

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        • Ninza says:

          Let’s see everyone eat the same food and then Naofumi ( 5?star food maker) put out a different food and prepare it for Kiel only. Yep it is really look like he favor and make a special food only for her XP .

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      • yariel says:


        hmm, rapid release …
        the guro event at yesterday (Friday 13) …
        and Choco / Dirt Crepe for Kiel today (Feb 14) …
        I wonder if Yorai-sama plan this all …
        [IMG]http://i59.tinypic.com/2qtcw04.jpg[/IMG]

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    • That Person Over There says:

      Well, its Naofu-mom so can’t really expect any REAL punishment from him to his beloved slaves, right?
      He always excuses his actions with “they misunderstood again!” or something and goes on to lecture the happily grinning perpetrator.
      Still, that is one of the things that shows he really does care😄

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  8. Robert says:

    Thanks for the chapter Yoraikun. It’s good to see that Naofumi is bothered by the executions and all. His humanity seems intact after all. And leave it to Kiel to spoil his punishment and make it look like Naofumi gave her special treatment. That last part helped wash away some of the GrimDark that was permeating the last few chapters.

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  9. yariel says:


    I wonder if Japanese is so peaceful …
    in my place, when there’s punks who rob my friend and me …
    I provoke people / mob to catch the punks …
    after that I provoke the mob to stone and pour gasoline to the punk …
    of course we ignite and burn the punks alive …
    and I feels REALLY GREAT hearing, looking all the scream and struggle before they died …
    what so wrong doing horrible thing to the one who break law anyway …

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    • i think if you gonna execute someone is rather fair that at least you give them a fast dead, the goal for torture people fate to die is just to scare all population so is rather too gruesome.

      If anyone delight from see the other doom is quite sick, punish is punish and no one can bring back from death (at least in reality) so u can say even for the worst crime u can’t do this for the sanity of all.

      Of curse there are people that won all this kind of treatement (like witch or the three church members) but kill people by this methods is awful even for them.

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      • DeDT says:

        The same way as some feel satisfied seeing people who crossed them, pissed them off, do not agree with them, got wreak for good. Just like the way Naofumi feels good seeing the bitch got burned, cut etc.

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    • yariel says:


      for sanity … tough in my place …
      and other stressful place, indeed what novel said is true …
      to relief stress and feeling of oppression …
      like several tyrant being overthrown and tortured in public …
      (Ex:Gadaffi, he even killed by his own religion)
      after that the corpse being paraded around the town …
      or someone innocent being tortured and killed become scapegoat to appease public …
      (Ex:Jesus, witch trial, etc …)
      it’s quite common even in real world …
      tough I also admit, relief stress like this will causing the public become bloodlust and cruel …
      and yeah, people in my place and other place who done that is quite cruel …
      Naofumi also said that world is cruel too …
      (I guess the author really checking around before writing this novel)

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  10. k says:

    thank for the update

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  11. whome says:

    thanks for the translation!

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  12. ryuketsu says:

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

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  13. ggfbank says:

    Yep, Kiel is definitely dog in every word. That’s her cute point.

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  14. Unknown says:

    It’s always like that as first. Killing, Seeing Real Death in front of your own eyes, Hearing their scream till the last moments which include Mad, Begging, Despair,…Scream Sound. Eventually you will get use to it. Thanks for the chapter.

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    • yariel says:


      well, in my place most people already used to it …
      but lately cops prevent it …
      and gasoline getting expensive, thus we can’t burn them alive …

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      • iHitThePokkosInZelda&Lived says:

        Well, in my place when police gets a criminal that is not on the news, they first torture them, than kill’em or bring to the jail.
        I really like when I know they got criminals and torture then. It’s refresing.

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  15. J says:

    “That’s correct. There are times when you can here grinding sounds from your bones. When you see opportune moments, you should activate it right before you attack.” (Rishia)

    Here should be hear..

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  16. Ingro says:

    Thank you for the chapter.

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  17. amagi91 says:

    Thanks for the chapter

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  18. metable says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  19. nopeandnope says:

    After everything armor and his friends caused I say their getting off easy by getting killed within an hour, but bitchs punishment is just about right too bad there’s a limit on how the author can describe her days with pig king

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  20. nnipi says:

    “…and go to the dining hall to prepare food.”
    read “…and go to the dining hall to brainwash my slaves.”

    Am I the only one who thinks that Naofumis cooking skill is actually a brainwashing skill? Ren said it that each legendary weapon generally has a corresponding weapon with the same effects. So Itsukis is like an epidemic and Naofumis is like drugs.

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  21. Riger says:

    ‘byt eh dog’s feet’
    Just a double type, Yorai. Sorry to inconvenience you😦

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  22. Man 00132 says:

    hahaha thanks i hope that’s all for the punishment for this revolt. thanks .

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  23. chendu says:

    Thanks yoraikun

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  24. Clayton says:

    With the way that…guy…(hesitant to use the word) from faubley is popping up, I’m beginning to the he might cause some problems later on in the story.

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    • Clayton says:

      think that is

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      • IamMe says:

        Chapter 270 is titled “Pig King” with 271 just titled King. So something probably happens around then. At 1 chapter a day it will pop up in about 2 weeks.

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      • yariel says:


        With Yorai-sama translation pace, we can reach the ending within 3 month …
        (if this trend 2x or 3x release per day continued, then within 1,5 – 2 month)
        and that already VERY FAST … let’s enjoy and savor each release before the end come …
        (I really don’t want this story ended, I hope there’s continuation latter …
        since there’s a chance “the game” have patch and might get continued again …

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  25. IamMe says:

    Noafumi probably has a crystal with the Sisters’ death on it somewhere in the pile of unwatched crystals he has received from the Pig. I can’t imagine that watching the crystals would be good for his mental state and he can’t really leave them around where someone can find them or they might start spreading really bad rumors about his taste in entertainment. And he really does not need that. What do you do with an ever increasing pile of snuff films that you can’t turn down and can’t let anyone else know about.

    I wonder if you can erase the crystals..

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  26. IamMe says:

    “I also have to offer compensation for that damages to the merchants in the neighboring town.”

    “I also have to offer compensation for the damages to the merchants in the neighboring town.”

    Odd that no one had caught that one yet.

    Thanks for the chapter Yoraikun.

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  27. NiggawithWaifu says:

    If you get spoiled then shut up. No need to invite others in your parade of misery.

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    • Setsuyume Edenfault says:

      Hmmmmm? Getting to curious to resist?😉

      Told you, just wanted to vent my anger. I even made it hard to read, so just dont read haha.

      P.S. Oh, post got deleted anyway.

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  28. tomeraz says:

    “in just a day or practice”, or->of
    “There are times when you can here grinding sounds from your bones. “, here->hear
    “These aspects aren’t really thatimportant.”, thatimportant->that important
    “I place the plate on the ground byt eh dog’s feet.”, byt eh->by the

    And arigatou for the chap!

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  29. yariel says:


    Death Parade then … =3= …

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  30. even when he wants to be bad to the slaves he is good(?)

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    • yariel says:


      because Naofumi true nature is good before affected by Wrath Curse …
      Also read carefully, Naofumi still going to feed Kyle latter after that dirt crepe …

      “By the way, I made the meal a little bit more extravagant for everyone else.
      With this, she should reflect on getting brainwashed by the enemy so easily.
      Though I’ll probably end up giving her food anyways.”

      (it’s to give pressure at Kyle as punishment she is losing before)
      so yeah, he is strict yet kind to other …
      (exception to Witch and bunch of bastard, they already gone too far)
      Tough Kyle reaction is kinda … unexpected …
      (getting proud in pride and even thanking to the point making other jealous)
      too much “M” perhaps ?

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  31. nyan says:

    thanks for the translation🙂

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  32. mac00let says:

    thanks for the update…

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  33. Mario says:

    The Iron Maiden Does not exist, actually…i do not know how to put a movie so…if you want to know, go to youtube, go to the channel College Humor and/or search for:
    “13 Things You Think Are True, But Aren’t”.

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  34. aristo999999999 says:

    Thank you for the translation and happy valentine, Yoraikun and editors!

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  35. anemology says:

    Now i want crepes

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  36. Anon says:

    “W-what? How should I say this, it seems that only Kiel got the best food. And it looks like he made it especially for her.” (Slave)
    “Yeah” (Slave)
    “Shield oniichan, please give me a crepe too.” (Slave)
    “Me too!” (Slave)
    “Gimme!” (Slave)

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    Hahahahaha , can’t stop laughing for whole minute
    Nice chapter
    It was a good decision to farm chapter
    But I think I will now eat till the 259 Chapter😄

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  37. zKaito says:

    He should be Hero of the Failure, not the Shield =)))))
    And thank you Yorai-kun❤

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  39. SyliaLeromm96 says:

    Somehow, the social system of this world is rather straightfoward in dealing with crimes. The queen allowed her daughter to be ‘violated’ to death, and to think they even use torture techniques like the iron maiden and the bull. Give me the shivers to imagine the pain…

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