Chapter 281:Life Ethics

Chapter 281: Life Ethics

Now then, on to the next task.
At the moment, the Slaves and Monsters are charging their magic through the Castle Plant.
I’ll use that magic to create a magic amplification device to create even greater magic, and use it to expand my base.

“Good. Until the expansion is finished, I can devote myself to my own goals.” (Naofumi)

I step foot into the center of the Lab, the area Rat used for her own research.

“You all should get to work as well. If you need food, then go to the residential area. I have some prepared.” (Naofumi)
“I want to stay near Naofumi-sama.” (Atlas)
“Firo will… Go for a walk.” (Firo)
“Atlas, let’s get out of here already.” (Fohl)
“No way, Onii-sama.” (Atlas)
“I’ll go patrol the outside.” (Sadina)

Atlas will stay beside me, and Fohl will follow her.
Firo will inspect the laboratory’s interior, and Sadina will patrol.

“Then get to it.” (Naofumi)

On my orders, Sadina and Firo depart.

“Naofumi-sama, what will you be doing next?” (Atlas)
“Isn’t it obvious? My goal is to revive Raphtalia!” (Naofumi)

I concentrate my Shield’s power on a stone tablet, and the Castle Plant draws in more and more of the land’s power… Using Raphtalia’s DNA from the hair in my Shield, I began researching ways to recreate her body.
The probability this hair is from the fake is exceedingly low.
It’s something I got when Raphtalia was still but a child.
If only I can recover her soul, it should work out.

It’s not like I’m omnipotent. Even if I have been granted a complete understanding of Alchemy, there is no precedent to reviving the dead.
But reviving my lost Raphtalia is something I’m willing to risk my life for.
For that sake, I begin my experiments.

I won’t make something half-assed like a homunculus.
This is a ritual to perfectly resurrect my ideal Raphtalia.
Inside of the large culture tube in front of me, magic-made electricity races back and forth. The power of the land gathers. My dreams gather.
And in order to make it go off without a hitch, I take care of all bugs and problems personally.

“From here on, I will be conducting research. Just watching will be boring, you know.” (Naofumi)
“It’s fine, Naofumi-sama. Just being near you is enough for me.” (Atlas)
“I see.” (Naofumi)
“Atlas! What are you saying!?” (Fohl)
“Onii-sama, if you have free time right now, won’t you offer assistance to the people who Naofumi-sama just granted power to?” (Atlas)
“Uu…” (Fohl)

Atlas and Fohl whisper together, and after a while, Fohl heads off to the slaves I had just treated.

“Now it’s finally quiet. Please research to your heart’s content.” (Atlas)
“Thanks.” (Naofumi)

I immersed myself in the research.
Perhaps 6 hours have already passed.
I finally finished the first stage of my experimentation.
When I turned around, Atlas waved her hand at me.
She was watching me the whole time, was she? She has too much free time.

“Naofumi-chan. How are things going on your side?” (Sadina)
“Master~ The food is really good.” (Firo)
“Yeah, though the taste has dropped a bit from when Niichan makes it personally.” (Kiel)

Sadina, Firo and Kiel drop by together.
I installed an auto cooking function into the residential area’s dining hall.
With the push of a button, it can instantly make pre-set dishes.
At the moment, the menu is a bit lacking, but at least it’s edible.

“Oh, you came at a good time.” (Naofumi)
“Niichan, what are you doing? Everyone’s already well rested.” (Kiel)
“I see. Just watch for a second.” (Naofumi)

I flip a switch, and the culmination of my research materializes before us.
Electricity fills the tube, and smoke rises. The Experiment finishes.
Firo tilts her head as she focuses her eyes on the dish.
Eventually the smoke wrapping around it clears, and the bubbles that formed in the liquid within subside. The form of a new Raphtalia shows itself.

“What is this?” (Firo)

I look upon my own results.

“Fumu… I guess this is the best I can do for a prototype.”  (Naofumi)

Inside the tube floats something like a… Raccoon? A Tanuki? A Red panda…? A life form that I can only see as a mix of the three is suspended in the glass.


(TL: Raccoon, Tanuki and Red Panda, images inserted by Translator.)
With that form, I guess letting it out won’t cause any problems.
Using the dragon pulse, I can rapidly elevate its level. This skill sucks up the experience lying dormant in the earth, and allows me to grant it unto people. It’s a higher form of an ability wild monsters naturally possess.
At the moment, the maximum I can grant is up to level 30.

I drain the liquid out of the tube, and take out the new life form I had created.
The new life shakes off the excess liquid on its fur, and looks over at me.

“Rafu~.”

It slightly raises its front leg to greet me.

“Um… What’s this supposed to be, Niichan?” (Kiel)
“Is it a monster? Its Chi is somewhat reminiscent of Raphtalia-san. Somewhat.” (Atlas)
“Fumu, It’s a life-form born of my research to revive Raphtalia.” (Naofumi)
“Amazing, Niichan. You created a new type of monster!” (Kiel)
“Ara, Naofumi-chan is incredible.” (Sadina)

Firo approaches Raphtalia Prototype 1, and starts sniffing it.
Don’t eat it.
If you eat it, I’ll modify your form to be the same as it.

“Yeah, it’s smell is like Onee-chan. Its looks are completely different, but its tail and the feeling that I get are similar.” (Firo)
“Rafu~”
“Well, my research isn’t over yet. Let’s call this one the first generation of the newly formed Raph race.” (Naofumi)
“Yay. Pleasure working with you, small Onee-chan!” (Firo)
“Rafu~!”
“It should have some ability for battle as well. I’ll be continuing this until I can make the Real Raphtalia’s body. The number of Raphs will be multiplying until then.” (Naofumi)

Just in case, I’ve given it the ability to fight. I tampered with quite a bit.
Gene modification sure comes in handy here.
Honestly, to take over the world, I’m greatly lacking in manpower, so mass production is a possibility.
They’re based on a person I trust. The Raph Race may prove to be a great asset.

“Next, I’ll make a system to mass produce Raphs…” (Naofumi)

As I was preparing to give a fervent speech, the alarm went off.

“W-what?” (Naofumi)

I put my hand on a tablet to see what set it off.
What’s displayed is the figure of that fake, Ren and Itsuki infiltrating the first Tower Plant.

“What!?” (Naofumi)

They got the first one on the first try?
No, this isn’t the time to be wondering about that.
That tower’s defense mechanisms won’t be able to hold off against that fake, and those Heroes.

“Ku…”

Even if I send Motoyasu and His Filo Rials, it will be too late to stop the First Tower’s destruction.
With their game knowledge, I can’t deny the possibility Ren and Itsuki figured out the towers.
I focus the display on the tower’s inside.
The fakes easily get through the tower and break the controlling device at the summit.

“Good! Let’s move on to the next one!”

Fu… How foolish. Don’t think the next one will be so easy.
I’ve prepared some things just in case something like this happened.

As soon as the device stopped functioning on the first one, the energy allotted to it flew towards the second tower. The power output on the second one greatly rose.
The Fake and her heroes gaze absentmindedly at the second tower.
And they head towards it upon Gaelion. But without accomplishing anything, they quickly return.

“It seems my Emergency Line is functioning correctly.” (Naofumi)
“emergency Line? Did you do something, Naofumi-chan?” (Sadina)
“Yeah, when one tower gets destroyed, it will send all of its stored energy to the next one, and strengthen it. The next tower gets a large boost.” (Naofumi)
“Boost?” (Sadina)
“Yeah, for about 20 hours, that energy will impede anyone trying to proceed to the next one.” (Naofumi)

The barrier was made for the purpose of buying time.
In that time, I’ll be able to prepare myself.
But I never thought I would actually be using these emergency measures.

“I was going to rest for a bit, but it appears that that’s no happening. I won’t let those Fakers destroy the second tower. Motoyasu, use your portal to jump, and bestow retribution onto those that oppose me. Take this with you.” (Naofumi)

It’s a memory crystal that I made with Magic Gem Production.
I also gave him a video one with my proclamation of war recorded on it.
With this, I am officially waging war on those mongrels.

“Understood, Father-in-Law!” (Motoyasu)
“Should we accompany him?”
“No, you guys should help supply energy to the second tower. Otherwise we’ll run out.” (Naofumi)

If the slaves leave the flow of magic, then managing the defenses and the system will be difficult.
The best option is to send Motoyasu to cut down their forces.

“Sadina, you go too. Motoyasu can’t hear the words of women, so use Midori as a translator.” (Naofumi)
“Got it.” (Sadina)
“Next is… right. Why don’t I present my new Raph race to them?” (Naofumi)

While waving her hand, Sadina flies off with Motoyasu through his portal.
Good, now I’ll be able to offer their sought-after retribution.

The sound from the display picked up.

“For there to be that sort of gimmick… Naofumi-sama sure likes being troublesome.” (Raphtalia)
“How do we dispel that barrier? We’ll need to destroy all of the towers to proceed, right?” (Ren)
“I don’t know. But…” (Itsuki)

The fakes return to the village by portal to face Motoyasu, who returned in much the same way.

“Motoyasu just naturally returned through his portal.Aren’t we supposed to be seiging them right now?” (Itsuki)

Hahaha. Fools.
If you have no reinforcements, why would you initiate a siege?
Our forces have the option of going on the offensive at any time.
Eventually, Motoyasu begins carrying out my orders. He opens his mouth.

“By Father-in-Law’s orders, I have come for battle! Now fall before me for the sake of my promotion! ” (Motoyasu)
“Quit messing around, Motoyasu! You’re choosing the wrong people to side with!” (Ren)
“I’m not wrong. My enemies are Firo-tan’s, and Father-in-Law’s enemies.” (Motoyasu)

Taking a stance with his spear, Motoyasu begins running towards the fakes.

“Ku! Like I’d let you!”

Ren steps in front of Motoyasu, and his sword collides with the spear.

“Motoyasu, snap out of it. There’s no way Naofumi would think of things like that. We should be resolving this incident as quickly as possible.” (Ren)
“No, Father-in-Law’s words are absolute. Meteor Spear!” (Motoyasu)

Ren parries the spear that came flying at him.
The blast makes a large crater as it comes into contact with the ground.

“Move aside!”

Raphtalia rushes in front, and consecutivey slashes at Motoyasu.

“Gufu…”

It’s most likely a Hengen Musou skill that ignores defense.
Since Motoyasu can’t handle Chi as well as me, he begins taking damage.

“What are you doing to my Mokun!?”

The damage itself isn’t particularily, high, but Kuu, Marin and Midori step up to protect Motoyasu.

“Motoyasu-chan ran forward too fast. You need to cooperate better, or you won’t even win battles where you have the upper hand.” (Sadina)

Sadina follows up close behind, and holds up her harpoon.
And from behind her, the new Raph Race specimen flies forward.

“Rafu~”
“W-what is… that?”

The fake, and the heroes. Everyone left in the village points their fingers.
Hahaha. Tremble before my technology.

“It’s something Father-in-Law created… A new breed of monster!” (Motoyasu)
“Rafu~”
“W-what is it…? It looks kinda cute, but it’s a monster I’ve never seen before.” (Ren)
“I wonder. It’s voice… sounds a little like Raphtalia’s.” (Itsuki)

Itsuki looks at the Raph race specimen, and points at Raphtalia.
The Raph runs forward, and releases illusion magic.
One by one, illusionary Raphs manifest, and cover the landscape.

“Uwah!”
“””Rafu~!”””

The illusionary Raphs begin their assault.
Since they aren’t real, they don’t cause any damage, but the Raph’s target is only a single individual.

“There!” (Raphtalia)

Damn! The faker finds the real Raph among the illusions, and slashes at it.

“Rafu~!”

It dodges by a paper thinmargin, and does a flip before landing on the ground. It points its paw at the fake.
And it loudly proclaims.

“Fake~”
“What…?”

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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316 Responses to Chapter 281:Life Ethics

  1. FUEEEEE says:

    Polls?!

    VOTE FUEEE!

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  2. Alan says:

    Thanks~

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  3. Robert says:

    Concerning the polls: Shadow is a guy? I thought Shadow was a girl. Or she left it ambiguous.

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  4. Robert says:

    Thanks for the chapter by the way:)

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  5. Brandon Heat says:

    Thank you for the chapter!!
    Lets all vote for the Dandy Ossan!!

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  6. whome says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

    I get a bad feeling the person who will be hurt most at the end will be Atlas. Even she has to realize she’s getting nowhere with Naofumi despite all her efforts.

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    • Ninza says:

      Nah she is getting somewhere in his heart, just not lover tho. Naofumi well especially the wrath mode is the type not let his affectionately actions show, he only show them when something happen to the one he like ….look at Firo/ blacksmithbro/Imai uncle case.

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  7. seihaikun says:

    I just return and guess what I found …
    Gil and Faker …

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  8. hell5atan says:

    Hahaha I already read ahead but it’s more enjoyable when you translate it man my Japanese really suck.
    PS. I we really need a vote we all know who’s going to win anyway

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  9. yariel says:


    Kinda wondering if Raph army can change into loli latter …
    (More loli = Better) =3= …

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  10. Unknown says:

    Naofumi just created a Loli…or a monster? If only we have an illustration to see. Thanks for the chapter.

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    • yariel says:


      this … from LN, but the origin is different than WN …

      since it’s from Raphtalia genes, I think it’s possible to turn into human …
      and since it’s from girl’s gene, there’s a chance all of them is girl …
      so … loli please …

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      • Mr. Innocence says:

        Cutiie \(~a~\)

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      • raphtalia-hime, -sama, -kami!! says:

        What are they saying? Could someone translate it? Old man Best guy!! Raphtalia best charectert!! Firo coolest girl!!

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        • raphtalia-hime, -sama, -kami!! says:

          I hope not being polite… I’m really grateful to Yoraikun’s translations!! It’s just out of curiosity, for the picture it seems to be a funny scene!!

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        • kousann says:

          It says that something jumped out of the tank and into Naofumi’s chest. Something like a sorta like a tanuki, sorta like a raccoon. The big word is the equivalent of “WHAT!?”. My reading isn’t the best but that’s the recap.

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      • bobo? says:

        so thats Rafu… well thats one curiousitiy satisfied.

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    • thegreatlolimonster says:

      a loli monster

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  11. ian says:

    ad balloon is life

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  12. linnil says:

    LOL with the poll choices.

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  13. Ajay Paulose says:

    Am I the only one who thinks twisted Naofumi is kind of awesome. I expected him to be more of a jerk…

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  14. Mr.Man says:

    the new seven deadly sins series pretty much gave naofumi almost all the abilities of a dungeon creator and a new gene modifier to create new monsters

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  15. Faiz, says:

    Mongrels? I can’t believe it. He actually said mongrels. Now Shieldbro is turning into Gilgamesh. Wonder if he can pull off a “Gate of Babylon” skill – Shield version. It’s raining shields, hallelujah, it’s raining shields, eh hey!

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  16. adsaasd says:

    Hmmmm. I think sadina will betray naofumi. because she accept rapthalia being a fake without any argument and asking every castle weakness.She is too suspicious.Don’t tell her everything, naofumi.

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    • mycatlovesfujiapples says:

      Isn’t it shocking?😀

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    • Thanks for the update! says:

      I think she already betrayed Naofumi when she went on “patrol.” That’s suspicious. Especially since right after, Raphtalia and gang destroyed the first tower.
      Good thing Naofumi didn’t explain the emergency mechanism until after it activated xD

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  17. r505_kai says:

    that’s why Shield Hero been called Devil and the God of Demi human.
    He can cr8 new life form demi Human and i think Hokuko race been cr8 by Shield Hero too.
    Just Because He Unlock the New Seven Deadly Sin Series

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  18. White says:

    Fake~ LOL

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  19. Alex says:

    Any chance anyone knows if/where the ln illustrations are? I can’t seem to find anything aside from the occasional ones posted here, and the covers on BT. Also is it true shieldbro is getting an anime? The wiki lists it as this year.

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  20. UnmotivatedZombie says:

    I voted that I liked Mike Haggar the most so that he doesn’t beat me with a lead pipe…
    you NEVER vote against the Mayor of Earth.

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  21. Harima says:

    Naofumi is zero + gilgamesh ; to destroy the world and create a new one!

    Waga yabou……

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  22. darmstard says:

    someone stop him before he try (demi)human transmutation.

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    • yariel says:


      Naofumi might lost an arm and a leg …
      after that, he able to transmute thing by clapping hand ?

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      • ArKain says:

        If he loses his arm, does that mean his sheild becomes unequipped?

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        • Ninza says:

          Nah…it will just go to other part of his body that still intact…..Legendary is a curse weapon that can not unequip unless under effect of same or better weapon effect.

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        • yariel says:


          yep, Legendary weapon is ALWAYS stuck at body …
          it can changed shaped into something else tough …
          (at past, Naofumi turn his shield into book so he avoid suspicions)

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  23. I voted Glass, Old Man, Rishia.

    I wonder why Rishia didn’t get more Cool points after her OPness against Itsuki.

    Also. Where art thou Glass!?

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  24. Bubbeuy says:

    What if voted for Yorai-kun for favorite character and coolest character?

    Voted Kookie Dreamer for best girl o3o.

    Man, these characters are so good. Can never find them in any other anime/manga/LN/WN

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  25. I couldn’t vote for Raph (tanuki-loli) T_T

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  26. bakanyaan says:

    it’s here again guyss
    F5 disease .. sigh ..

    i really really want to see that raph pointing at raph with her paw while saying
    Fake~
    @@

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  27. Jonas Mariano says:

    Thanks for the chapter.

    As the poll …
    Well, I still maintain my preferences on the mcs, Naofumi (among men) and Raphtália (among women. Although this was much more difficult to choose among so many).

    I’m really enjoying the way as Sadina is helping Raphtália and Co., pretending to be an ally of Naofumi changed. However, this chapter also showed, once again, as can be terrible knowledge too where even the very laws of nature and the ethical, moral and religious concepts are no longer respected …

    One can see Raphtália as the one being able to bring itself back to Naofumi.

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  28. kuko says:

    for anyone that liked this or moonlight sculptor I recommend this novel which is being translated daily 1~3 chapters per day

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  29. bashakaaahhh says:

    he just sound so stupid, naofumi trying to be some sort off gilgamesh just doesn´t work for me, it doesn´t feel magnificent at all

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  30. Joe16 says:

    Thanks for chapter.
    I voted for Fohl

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  31. Prometheus says:

    does anyone know where I can get a copy of the light novel that’s not in Japanese? I’ve been looking everywhere, but nothing

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  32. Mark says:

    Gilfumi finally said mongrels… only things he needs now is GoB, Enichu Chains, and EA – Emmu Welish move.

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  33. I see a win-win. says:

    Does anyone know where I can find myself a laifu without f5s?

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  34. Rinda says:

    – Slave dealer
    – Slave dealer
    – Shadow
    :>

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  35. Halfling Runner says:

    Loooooooooooools are sounding throughout the world

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  36. Hannibal says:

    dude, i freaking love this arc. Naophumi just keeps making so much progress with his abilities while at the same time revealing his true feeling for raphtalia. also this makes for a good “who would win” battle royal

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    • 阮鄧雄心 says:

      I guess nobody in the village would mind if Sadina steal the Naofumi bowl, except Atlas I guess.
      Raphtalia might be get confused at first but then “if you’re that serious then I will support you, I wish you the best” then run off and cry.

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  37. Ninza says:

    Thank for the new chapter!!!

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  39. blank says:

    FUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! naofumi turned too smart but his GOD densiness remain WTF it must be genetic he must be descendant from MC OF ROYAL DENSINESS

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