Chapter 262: Lab Visit

… Retyped the entire thing…


Chapter 262: Lab Visit

Noon, that day.
I head to Rat’s lab to see her progress.
Atlas and Sadina went with Fohl to raise their levels.
I have no idea why Sadina’s joining. Are they going to be training in the sea?

“So this is the equipment you procured from that facility you found while we were fighting in the Castle Town?” (Raphtalia)

I managed to obtain various magic tools and machines, as well as many large test tubes.
Rat, Taniko, the village’s more intelligent slaves, and researchers from the castle are in the middle of setting them up.

“Yeah. In order to overcome the wave, we have to make use of whatever we can get.” (Naofumi)

Raphtalia absentmindedly pokes an empty test tube.
The Granny is currently giving basic training to everyone in the village who wants to fight.
She’s looking for people to send on her Spartan Training session.

The Loinclothed Dog is also a candidate.
Though if she goes, I would be troubled.
Despite how she acts, she helps bring together the slaves and acts as a sort of leader.
But since Raphtalia’s back, I think we’ll manage one way or another.
And that doesn’t really matter right now.

Right now, I’m here to ask Rat about her progress.
The only thing I’ve personally asked her to do is the Bioplant research. I think it would be fine if she took on other projects as well.
There are jobs that need to be done, and I estimate that Rat’s research will prove useful soon.

“Ara? Count… no, was it Marquis now? What’s up?” (Rat)

Rat is facing a giant petri dish and tapping on what appears to be a stone tablet.
Is that supposed to be a computer?
Rat puts her work on hold and addresses me.

“It’s a regular inspection. So has anything happened?” (Naofumi)
“Let’s see… We’re in the middle of tuning the new equipment you got.” (Rat)

Inside of the dish, Rat’s favorite monster is swimming around. It waves its hand at me.
When I return the wave, it gives a happy expression and begins spinning in circles.

“Can you do something about that monster?” (Naofumi)
“Right now, it’s still uncertain. I can’t complete that child’s body yet.” (Rat)
“I see.” (Naofumi)

Based on her actions, we may get a powerful fighting force. My expectations are high.
But there’s the chance that she may trigger a Biological Disaster, so I still want to manage her actions.
In this instance… would it be a Magical Disaster? Or perhaps an Alchemic Disaster?
But Rat seems to be the type who takes care in her research. Maybe my worries are unfounded.
She’s tending to the Bioplant matter with great care.
Though I can instantly make vague modifications, if I leave the fine tuning to Rat, it takes a while.

“I told you that I looked through the report on replicating Legendary Weapons, right?” (Rat)
“Yeah” (Naofumi)

She said something about it not being worth it.

“Does that mean that making growing weapons will prove impossible?” (Naofumi)
“That’s not the case. I think I’ll be able to do something about that one.” (Rat)
“Specifically?” (Naofumi)
“It’s incomplete, but could you look at this?” (Rat)

Rat strikes the tablet with her index finger, and a single blue display pops up.
An item is displayed on it in 3D.
From what I see, it looks like a carriage.
But… it somehow seems alive. Is it an insect…?

“What is that?” (Naofumi)
“As you can see, it’s a Carriage-type monster.” (Rat)
“Hah?” (Naofumi)
“It’s still in the planning stages, but in order to make a weapon that grows… no, more specifically, a monster in the shape of a weapon, I’ll need to start large and go down from there. This is trial number 1.” (Rat)

Um… That means that she’s going to make an artificial Carriage and downsize from there?
The problem is whether this thing can move on its own.
Will one of my Filo Rials be pulling it?
I get the feeling Firo would hate it.
With it being a monster, can you even put people in it?
It’s scary that it looks like it’ll eat anyone who sits in it.

“What will it be able to do?” (Naofumi)
“Magical Support and some other miscellaneous options. You can attach a crane to let it lift and bind enemies as well, I think.” (Rat)
“Fumu… Can it function as a normal carriage?” (Naofumi)
“That’s what I’m looking into right now. I don’t think it will be capable of self-propulsion, so it’s only a prototype. If it doesn’t go well, I might just scrap it.” (Rat)
“I see.” (Naofumi)

I guess making something like this would require prototyping.
Though Rat may seem a little strange, I knew that when I hired her.

“If that succeeds, this is next.” (Rat)

And, what appears on the display is the Firo Plushy I gave to Rishia.
Various additions and augmentations are scribbled all over it.

“The only thing I see here is a costume. Is that just me?” (Naofumi)
“Nonono. It’s a Costume-type Monster.” (Rat)
“Is that so…” (Naofumi)

Rat hits the tablet again, and the Firo Plushy on the screen begins moving.
It looks like the actual Firo running.

“The problem is that you have way too many Filo Rials, so I question whether this one will actually be necessary. It may just be a long, unneeded detour towards my goal.” (Rat)

Yeah, that’s true.
But the concept is interesting. It’s an armor that levels.
Ah, right. My Barbarian Armor also got something called Growing Power.
Though I have no idea what it’s supposed to do.

“If that also turns into a success, I’m moving onto weapons, but that seems to be a bit far away.” (Rat)
“Got it. It’s good enough that you have a concrete plan.” (Naofumi)
“… You’re not going to speak of heresy? You’re not going to reject me? That’s surprising.” (Rat)
“What are you saying at this point in time? Is your conscience finally acting up? I’m not from this world, so I don’t care about you guys’ sense of morals.” (Naofumi)

And even though I look like this, I was a complete Otaku before I got here.
I’ve read plenty of manga and played plenty of games with psychopathic scientist characters.
This one is much saner than I expected.

More importantly, she’ll definitely add to our fighting force.
If the Carriage-type monster goes well, we might be able to upgrade to a self-propelling car.
No… if all goes well, we may get a giant mobile Robot. But that might be going too far.
We should stay away from Sci-fi stuff in this fantasy world.

It’s nice to be able to dream of something besides combat ability.
The growing Costume-type monster is the same.
Instead of constantly mending and replacing armor, we may be able to grow the strongest equipment.

“All of these concepts are intriguing. You don’t need to set growing weapons as your end goal. There are plenty more possibilities here.” (Naofumi)
“… This is the first time the Marquis has supported me to this extent.” (Rat)
“If you have time to give thanks, then go get some results.” (Naofumi)
“As expected of the Marquis.” (Rat)
“Shut it. Let’s get to work already… Ah, would the Bioplants be a good base for the Carriage? We could try making a plant-based trial product.” (Naofumi)
“Interesting.” (Rat)

As I offer suggestions, I feel Raphtalia fidgeting behind me.

“You’re having quite an amazing conversation there.” (Raphtalia)
“There’s nothing amazing about it. Ideas like these are born of the imagination.” (Naofumi)

There’s no way to attain progress without an insatiable thirst for knowledge and an ample amount of dreams.
Common sense rarely gives way to change.
In my world, the system of slavery became obsolete, but in this one, it’s a fact of life.
If you cared for what everyone else thought, you would never get where you truly wanted.

“And? When will your precious partner’s body be completed?” (Naofumi)

Rat’s goal is probably related to strengthening that monster. Her entire career may even hinge on it.

“If I just wanted to bring him into the outside world, I could make a Homunculus body, but that won’t make him strong. That’s why I want to make a sort of replaceable… this may sound weird coming from me, but I want to give him a body with a system like that of the Dragon Emperor cores.” (Rat)
“I see. Homunculus… is it?” (Naofumi)

She wants to make her partner out of the best materials possible.
And because she trusts her partner will answer to her good will, Rat continues researching.

Even if the body turns out to be a failure, she could merely switch it out… If she made a system like the Dragon Emperor’s core stones, she could just switch its soul between bodies.
Gaelion’s a good example.
The True Gaelion lives within the child one. If they want to switch, they can.
Though, it seems there’s a time limit for switching.
Perhaps Rat wants to make her partner an emperor.

“Well, while you’re at it, make sure to take care of my requests as well.” (Naofumi)
“… It’s not like I can defy the Marquis.” (Rat)

With a delicate expression, Rat scratches her head and nods.

“Now that you mention it, about dragon cores…” (Raphtalia)

Raphtalia lifts the bag that was hanging on her waist.

“What?” (Naofumi)
“Ah, yes. While I was out training with Master, we went Dragon Hunting. I brought these back as a souvenir. I heard they were valuable, so I kept them and sent the other items to the storage house.” (Raphtalia)

Raphtalia presents the contents of the bag.
Inside was a large quantity of dragon cores.
One. Two. Three… Anyways, there’s a lot.
Just how much did she fight?
And what’s dragon hunting supposed to be?

“Then let me call Gaelion over.” (Naofumi)

And so, I called over Gaelion, who was conveniently in the area.

“Fumu. This is quite the amount of cores.” (Gaelion)
“It spoke-!” (Raphtalia)

Watching Gaelion dig through the bag, Raphtalia raises her voice.
Ah, I never told her.
And during the Wrath Dragon incident, Gaelion refused to say a word.

“Yeah, Gaelion can talk. Remember when we fought the Zombie Dragon? That was this guy when it was still alive.” (Naofumi)
“A-alive…? Just how did he come back to life then?” (Raphtalia)

I give a vague explanation of Gaelion’s situation.
Even Raphtalia seems quite shocked.

“With this amount, I’ll get quite a bit of strength.” (Gaelion)

Core stones are like doping items to dragons. I guess they’ll prove useful.
It’s quite a nice souvenir. And there are more surprises to be found in the storage house, apparently.
I’ll look through them with Imya’s uncle and get him to forge some weapons and armor.

“A nice ratio of them are Dragon Emperor Fragments at that. That’s a life saver.” (Gaelion)

Gaelion empties the bag into his mouth and gulps them down at once.

“Those would have sold for a lot. You should treat them better.” (Naofumi)
“Hmph, in exchange, I’ll get stronger for you, so avert your eyes to this one.” (Gaelion)

This wimpy dragon… The only thing big about him is his talk.
Gaelion’s scales begin to glow faintly.

“Fumu… I see. I see.” (Gaelion)
“Did you remember something?” (Naofumi)

It would be nice if he finally obtained the knowledge on how to break the level 100 cap.

“Unfortunately, the information you’re looking for was not in these fragments.” (Gaelion)
(ED: Your princess is in another castle!)
“Dammit!” (Naofumi)

The information we get is random, and I’m not getting anything useful.

“However…” (Gaelion)
“However?” (Naofumi)
“I learned that only Heroes can achieve the level above Dreifach, Revelation.” (Gaelion)
“I know!” (Naofumi)

Why. Why is it that I only get information I already know?
But I’ll need to learn how to invoke it easier, so I won’t call this information completely useless.

“Also, the previous four heroes, and the ones before that, though they were able to survive the wave, they were unable to win against it.” (Gaelion)

Hmm? They survived, but they lost?
What does that mean? I thought beating the wave meant surviving against it.
Is it like winning the battle but losing the war?
The wave’s identity remains a mystery.

“… The four must definitely not be killed… otherwise, overcoming the wave will become exceedingly difficult. It may even be impossible for the Seven Stars. Also, this wave is the last one. If you fail, the world is done for.” (Gaelion)

The last one… he probably doesn’t mean the next battle, but the series of waves we were summoned for as a whole.

“And the Four Good Omens are…” (Gaelion)
(TL: They’re the Spirit Turtle, Houou… etc series, if you forgot)
“They are?” (Naofumi)
“I can’t remember any more. This is all I could get from the fragments.” (Gaelion)
“I see. It was a little useful.” (Naofumi)

I’m thankful for the information, even if it may be broken up.
I didn’t find what I wanted, but I cleared some things lingering over my head.
The problem is: what we have to do to win, or what must we do to lose?
Do we have to kill every single enemy summoned? Or is there another goal entirely?
Perhaps I’ll have to actively start gathering fragments.

“Also, the amount of people I can grant a special Class Up to has increased. If anyone wants to do one, I’m free at any time.” (Gaelion)
“Got it.” (Naofumi)

I unfasten the core of my Barbarian armor and hand it to Gaelion for renewal.

… The Armors stats rose by a questionable margin.

“Ah, right. Alchemist, you examined my body, did you not?” (Gaelion)
“That I did.” (Rat)
“I’m also greedy for power. If you have the tools, I’ll permit you to modify my body at any time.” (Gaelion)
“Taniko will get loud.” (Naofumi)
“If it’s about Wyndia, you needn’t mind her. If I’m not strong, I won’t be able to protect what I must.” (Gaelion)
“Rat was looking into the inheritance properties of dragons. Please tell her what you know.” (Naofumi)
“Even if I try, it would be like my trying to explain how to breathe, you know?” (Gaelion)

Mu… Gaelion gives a troublesome reply.
I guess that would be difficult.

“Don’t worry, I’ll be looking into his body by myself. Perhaps I’ll add on some modifications while I’m at it.” (Rat)
“Fufufu, first, I’ll need to get strong enough to take down the next Filo Rial Queen.” (Gaelion)

Gaelion lets out an evil laugh. He seems to understand that he’s no match for his rival.
Well, like that, I ended my visit to Rat’s lab.

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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207 Responses to Chapter 262: Lab Visit

  1. logos says:

    thank you


  2. what every happened to witch i know she got sent of to pig king but did she die or still being tortured?


    • Phoenix says:

      Dead corpse was returned 2 weeks after she was sent there


    • Comment Shield says:

      Her corpse was sent back to Naofumi after two weeks. All explained in the previous chapsters (don’t remember which now).

      Liked by 1 person

      • Z says:

        i have my suspicions, after all trash and pig king are family, and the chapter made a point about the bitch dolls being exact replicas, i say shes alive.


        • Yoraikun says:

          the tapes had audio


        • GonZ says:

          um.. wasn’t motoyasu supposed to witness and record the torture? so i think witch is dead


        • Shiaforthewin says:

          I was thinking the same, also if you can make a replica of a body then it’s not a stretch to think that pig king could fake a recording. I will be waiting for the bitch is back chapter.


        • Malty says:

          yea the Bitch is STILL ALIVE!!! I know what im taking about……


        • Shiaforthewin says:

          It also occurs to me that it was mentioned that bitch had stolen some sort of disguise device from the queens shadow ninjas…? and shield bro mentioned that bitches one friend wasn’t around, so here’s my theory, bitch used the device on her friend to make her look like bitch, and it was her who was killed by pig king.


        • Bitch’s friend was also captured. She was set to be executed or married of (same thing) Soon. Also I think that they would check the corpse to see if it was a doll or in disguise. I doubt the disguise would hold after death or under careful scrutiny


    • shira says:

      she died in previous chapter, her dead body was sent back to the Queen, and Naofumi got the Witch’s S&M AV from the pig king.


    • IamMe says:

      Apparently trying to post a comment to clear up the timing of the chapters is not acceptable, even if I start it off with a spoiler warning, since they get deleted. Not going to bother doing so anymore and half expect this to be deleted as well.


    • XClair says:

      …….She’s dead Jim


    • XClair says:

      She’s dead Jim


    • vanagard says:

      I think in my opinion the witch still alive but in different form. The remains oh three hero church somehow perform an ancient, wicked and forbidden resurrection technique from their “lost technology” to revive the witch. And due to her great grudge and resentments towards the heroes especially shield bro somehow the witch is granted the power from other side (wave realm) that’s far stronger even that glass and four sacred spirits. And with her power she’ll manipulate the king of faubley and corrupt his entire armies with the darkness for her revenge tool towards shield bro, his companions and the entire world itself. If I’m the author i’ll make the story plot like that, it would be the grand ending the story in my opinion 😊


  3. I see a win-win. says:

    Nao rising flags on Rat


  4. Pyro says:

    Thank you for the chapter :)


  5. lazyguy says:

    Yoraikun thou hast my gratitude for the unfailing dose of addictive literature content called “The adventures of yandere Momfumi.”

    Anybody else get the feeling of husband coming from business trip and finding the house has changed from the Momfumi-Raphtalia dialogue?


  6. bob says:

    So… wait, who is Rat’s partner? Is it the caterpillar monster from earlier? I feel like I’ve missed a chapter.


  7. k says:

    Thank for the update

    Liked by 1 person

  8. thanks Yoraikun for another chapter

    Liked by 1 person

  9. goblinrou says:

    Hmm obligatory gundam reference and dat mario/star wars reference lol

    Thank you for your hardwork yoraikun!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Dark Prince says:

    thanks… much appreciated


  11. Life says:

    “Unfortunately, the [information] you’re looking for was not in these [fragments].” (Gaelion)
    That should have been “princess” & “castle” XD


  12. Riji says:

    Earth is in trouble? Earth is trouble !


  13. cheese says:

    Now this make the waves even more weird but I bet in some crazy cult like ritual shit (with nobles behind it of coarse) is what made the waves come about.


  14. Haha says:

    Wont be long till firo gets gaelion’s baby!!! =P


  15. sandmanny says:

    “Even if I try, it would be like my trying to explain how to breath, you know?” (Gaelion)
    should be “breathe”


  16. metable says:

    Thanks for the chapter !


  17. nyan says:

    thanks for the translation


  18. Justin Case says:

    “Even if I try, it would be like my trying to explain how to breath, you know?” (Gaelion)

    “Breath” should be “breathe”.



  19. LV10pudding says:

    Mods! Mods! Mods everywere!!?


  20. Chansmart says:

    Thx for the translation ypraikun , damn the princess is in another castle !


  21. Malstixy says:

    Thanks for the awesome chapter agian Yorai :), thanks as always for the hard work


  22. Alex says:

    I try to take translators seriously and think of them as other people. But every time I see your profile pic Yoraikun, my brain imagines a duck sitting at a computer. Total LOL Moments!


  23. That Person Over There says:

    That onepunch-man reference pic.. so fitting though :)

    Thank you very much for the chapter, helped me start the day with a smile :)


  24. mithos says:

    Thanks a lot for all of these chapters, I finally caught up a week ago, and the fast release of good quality chapter after that has made visiting in the morning a part of my daily routine.


  25. Basty says:

    sublime text can help you


  26. AsianOtakuGuy says:

    So I realized that if I copy paste something into google translate from Japanese to Korean it comes out a LOT more accurate than it does from Japanese to English. (Im Korean :D) I think its because the two have very similar language structures.


  27. suimikado says:

    Thank you very much Yoraikun-san :) very appreciated. I just can’t have enough reading TnY :3


  28. pipo says:

    Inside of the dish, Rat’s favorite monster is swimming around. It waves its hand at me.
    When I return the wave, it gives a happy expression and begins spinning in circles.

    “If I just wanted to bring him into the outside world, I could make a Homunculus body, but that won’t make him strong. That’s why I want to make a sort of replaceable… this may sound weird coming from me, but I want to give him a body with a system like that of the Dragon Emperor cores.” (Rat)
    “I see. Homunculus… is it?” (Naofumi)

    -Oy, are they talking about the The Dwarf in the Flask from FMA? That’s baaad!!


  29. ryuketsu says:

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

    Liked by 1 person

  30. ah anyone know anything about shield bro anime ? or about any image of sadina and atlas ?


  31. Fury says:

    Ah… I so wish I could lock you up in my basement and make you tl till death….*sighs*😥
    Anyway thanx for the chap yorai.. 😊


  32. Alex says:

    Yoraikun whenever you get a chance would you please fix ? Seems broken


  33. rewanz says:

    thanks for the chapter…
    i usually prefer mangas but this has a really good feel to it..
    this is why i cant give up on reading novels…


    • Pyro says:

      If you haven’t read the latest chapter of the manga, unfortunately they skip a LOT of content within a few pages

      The scans for the manga are currently up to the fight against the zombie dragon.


      • Yukino says:

        It’s already that far!!! The last time I read they just finished the duel with Moto. I think that was only 3 or 4 chapter ago. So much skip. The same goes with manga version of overlord


        • Pyro says:

          Yeah, they skipped FAR to much, the town with the Bioplant gets a few pages at most, “Old Hag” is skipped completely, the way he deals with bandits when transporting the Accessories merchant isn’t mentioned, the merchant isn’t named & non of the bond shows getting formed. :( the manga is sad pandaville.


  34. Anon says:

    I think this is a reference to Disgaea again
    A monster that can change to weapon?
    It’s definitely “Magic Change” a fiture from Disgaea 3

    Firo = Flonne
    Rishia’s Plushie = Prinny
    Bitch = Probably Etna
    Rat = Mao
    Trash = Perhaps , Axel(Self acclaim Dark Hero) , Trash (Self acclaim Sage King/Wisdom or whatsoever) lol


  35. Happy Lunar New Year, fellows~ Here’s to another year full of translations~!


  36. raman says:

    isn’t there any art of lionclothed dog- kiel?


      • Anon says:

        Sorry , but from what I heard
        Kiel in Light Novel version
        Which Manga use that LN route
        Kiel is truly a boy , and not TRAP
        That what I heard , so feel free to correct Me


      • yariel says:

        Kiel in Web Novel is reverse trap … a tomboy girl …
        I forget the chapter, but the story is at beach and Kiel actually have certain misunderstanding for gender … like certain reverse trap in Boku Tomodachi Sukunai …
        and in conclusion, Kiel accept herself as girl, but still tomboy as ever …
        before Kiel want to become like Naofumi, but after she know her gender, she become more clingy to Naofumi (but it seems not as romance, but as hyperactive clingy sister)


  37. whome says:

    Much thanks for putting out the chapter despite the troubles you had!


  38. Ungrateful Reader says:

    I feel annoyed by Alva (another translator). To translators, there are certain chapters they like to translate, and certain chapters they don’t. Key chapters, like 305, are typically looked forward to by translators and readers alike.

    Yoraikun is the main translator, are thus is restrained by the fact that he must keep translating the chapters in order, regardless of how amazing or boring they are. And yet, while Yoraikun methodically plods along, Alva jumps straight to the best part, chapter 305, and translates it in advance. I know it’s fair and legit, but…for some reason, my emotions are saying ‘fuck logic’! It feels so, so bitter!!

    Not to mention, considering 305 is one of the most…anticipated chapters, readers in general would like to see it done to the highest possible quality. I have no idea how accurately Alva translates meanings, since he hasn’t translated much, but judging by the subpar grammar of his translations, I don’t think the amount of effort he puts in matches Yoraikun (even without the recently added website editors). I wouldn’t bitch about this matter if he did the chapter while we were close to it, in the phoenix arc, but to jump ahead, steal the chapter, and not give the best possible result…damnit…!!

    I know my words are ungrateful, being annoyed by a person most likely earnestly contributing to this project, but…it somehow feels so unfair!!


    • Yoraikun says:

      305 is already done? I kinda wanted to do that one…


      • shinchan says:

        You have every right to translate it even if its already done, it look like a low move to me but not sure.


      • Psychronia says:

        There’s no reason you can’t still. I’m sure I’m not alone in saying we’d all appreciate and enjoy your translation of that chapter just as much as we do any other chapter that hasn’t been translated before.
        Considering how hard you work for everyone’s enjoyment, by all means, indulge yourself in your preferred chapters when the time comes.


      • Subsinexus says:

        Agree. Just go ahead and do your own translation, Yoraikun. I support you, and far prefer to read your work, as do over 90% of the Tate no Yuusha readers.


      • Sodemas says:

        i wont read anyother translations of that one execp yours =D , so plz feel free to translate it ;D


      • Ninza says:

        I agree with above free to redo that chapter if u are up to it.


      • Logic - We needs it. says:

        Please do it. Alva’s translations have bad grammar, and don’t have punctuation marks. Since so many people talk about how 305 is some amazing chapter, I want to read the high-quality version.


  39. iHitThePokkosInZelda&Lived says:

    Nice profecy from One Punch Man.
    Trouble = Space Invader.


  40. Itachiwasahero says:

    Is it just me or was this the first chapter in a long time that actually pushed the plot forward? The last 100 chapters seemed to be just filler.


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  43. (Blank)™ says:

    I think the reason the turtle was killing living beings was to lessen the burden of the heroes when they evolve into mindless beasts.


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