Chapter 284: The Battle for the Second Tower

Chapter 284: The Battle for the Second Tower

Hmm? The slaves that had split off into a separate regiment are approaching the central portion as well.
I change the channel.


The slaves close in to find Kiel waiting for them, taking on an imposing stance.

“Move aside!” (Imya)

Oh? Imya’s mixed in with the group.
I’m surprised she came. She admitted herself that she was unfit for battle.

“I’m sorry, but you’re not getting past! I promised Niichan.” (Kiel)

Kiel changes to her dog form, and the other slaves raise their various weapons.

“Even if it’s Kiel-kun, I won’t hold back. In the end, it’s all for Shield-Oniichan’s sake.”
“You’re wrong everyone. Everyone’s misunderstanding something. Niichan… Niichan granted me power. If you all ask, then you too will…” (Kiel)

Kiel jumps forward and starts biting at the slaves.
However, perhaps due to the fact that they’re used to battle, the group is able to keep up with her movements.
The slaves with the highest levels work together and feign attacks at her.
They must be trying to wear down her stamina.

“…Then there’s no choice. Niichan told me not to use it if possible, but I’ll show you my serious face!” (Kiel)

Kiel roars to the sky, and her form begins changing once more.
Magic surrounds her, so all that is seen is a black silhouette. The sound of her bones creaking sounds out, as her form warps and changes.

“Ah… aaaah…”

Upon seeing the black shadow, a majority of the attacking slaves begin shaking.
Only Imya manages to remain calm.

“Hah… hah… How is it! This is my new power!” (Kiel)

Kiel shouts out in an excited voice.
Her form is now that of a dog with three heads. That of Cerberus, the guardian of hell.
But the problem is that her form isn’t particularly large. Since the base is Kiel, it still looks like a puppy… no, it’s a wolf cub-like Cerberus.
Perhaps it would be best not to call it Cerberus, but Kielberus. Looking from afar, its outer appearance is still relatively cute.
(TL: This pun isn’t in the original; instead, Naofumi says Cerberus in Hiragana instead of Katakana, downgrading the name’s effect. I’m not sure how to convey that in English)
(ED: Perhaps it would be better to call her <3Cerberus<3 XD)

This is the form Kiel wished for.

“I’m coming! Prepare yourself!” (Kiel)
“Wah! Stay away! Get away, stop!”
“Father! Mamaaaa!”

(TL: Remember, the thing that assaulted the village was…)

The villagers run around in panic.

“Everyone, get down!” (Imya)

Imya runs forward and stabs at Kiel with a dagger.
Kiel grumbles as the dagger stabs into her shoulder.

“If it isn’t Imya-chan. You don’t find me scary?” (Kiel)
“No, not really…” (Imya)

… It seems Imya’s surprisingly fearless.
Though, I agree that Kiel isn’t really scary.
No matter how I look at it, she’s cute.

“Kiel-kun, you told me this on the day I was bought, right? The place I was going to would be somewhere where if you work hard, you’ll get appropriate compensation. Is it still the same?” (Imya)
“Of course!” (Kiel)
“It doesn’t look that way to me. That’s why I want the Hero of the Shield-sama to come back. Kiel-kun, I will defeat you!” (Imya)

Then, Imya produces a cookie from her pocket and throws it.
(TL: The Trojan Aeneas was able to pacify Cerberus with drugged cake.)

“S-sweets!?” (Kiel)

Kiel suddenly turns her attention to the thrown treat. She chases it and begins chomping on it.

“Everyone, now! Calm down; collect yourselves!” (Imya)

Imya claps her hands on one of the panicking slave’s faces.

“B-but that monster’s here! We have to escape… we have…”

… This reaction. It’s somewhat like Raphtalia’s panic attacks when she was younger.
Ah… I see why Kiel wanted to take on that shape.

She thought something like strength = evoking fear. She turned into what she feared to obtain strength.
However, it seems that Imya coincidentally noticed her weakness…
Did Ren and Itsuki tell her tales of the other world? Or is it chance?

The monster Cerberus lives in this world, so perhaps it has similar qualities.
I thought the same when I finished the modifications.

“If we don’t do anything here, what do you think will happen? Didn’t we get stronger as not to lose to the wave!?” (Imya)
“… Right, not to lose… We’re working so we won’t have to lose any precious people anymore!”
“I was scolded by Imya-chan, haha!”
“Kiel-kun! We won’t lose!” (Everyone)
“Hah! Like I’m going down so easily!” (Kiel)

Kiel finishes munching on the cookie and starts running at the slaves.
She’s really fast.
As expected of my modifications.
She’s making a fool out of the villagers!

“Ku! She’s too fast. At this rate, we’ll never get through!”
“GAUUU!” (Kiel)

Kiel snaps at Imya with one of her mouths.


Overcoming the pain, Imya grabs and holds down the other two heads.

“Now’s your chance!” (Imya)

… What is this?
The slaves have begun singing a lullaby.
Dammit! How do they know all of Kiel’s weaknesses!?
(TL: The Hero Orpheus was able to get past him by putting him to sleep with his lyre. Also see Fluffy from Harry Potter. )

“Ah… Uu…”

Kiel’s jaw slackens, and she staggers from side to side.

“Uu… Not yet, I am… not done yet! Like I’d go down here!” (Kiel)

… I guess it’s time.
I open the line and connect it to Kiel’s room.

“Kiel, retreat.” (Naofumi)
“Niichan!? But…” (Kiel)
“They know your weaknesses. At this rate, you’ll definitely lose. Just fall back for now.” (Naofumi)
“Damn! Understood, Niichan.” (Kiel)

Dammit… I never expected the situation to be this bad.
I showed off my massive modification of the Bioplant. Were they able to deduce Kiel’s modifications from that?
And the monster that should have been a traumatic existence for a majority of them… Did they already prepare to overcome such a hurdle beforehand?
That’s the only thing I can think of.
Kiel obeys me and leaves the room with haste.
I told him to go assist Motoyasu if something like this happened.
With his increased fighting ability, if he goes to assist Motoyasu, then something should change.

At that moment, the alarm rings once more.
From the second tower’s core piece, someone’s accessing all of the other towers’ cores. He’s trying to shut them all down.
I see… So that’s why Rat participated in this mission.
But that’s futile.


The monster I had prepared as a final line of defense, Mii-kun, breaks through the ceiling to confront the hacker.
Some bugs were apparent when he sparred with Firo, so I didn’t want to send him into combat so soon. But, I stationed him above the core room just in case.
That’s the place where the land’s power and magic gathers. It was perfect for tuning him. I’m lucky I placed him there.

“Ku… I was so close…” (Rat)
“Unfortunately, your efforts are fruitless.” (Naofumi)

I connect my speaker to speak with Rat.

“Do you think that is enough to breach through my security?” (Naofumi)
“Marquis, just quit it already!” (Rat)
“Hahaha, I’ll make you regret ever thinking of opposing me. Go forth!” (Naofumi)

How ironic. Rat, you shall be disposed of by the monster you cherished so!


Mii-kun swings his thick tail at Rat.
Being familiar with monsters, Rat predicts and evades his attack. She throws a syringe at him.
Again, useless. Don’t think that’s enough to stop a fully strengthened Raph.

“The drug isn’t…”

Rat freezes as if she had seen something unbelievable. Her movements are quickly limited by Mii-kun.
Mii-kun pulls out the syringe and starts walking toward his former friend.


He raises his large arm and lowers it with great force.


It’s a narrow room at the center of the tower with various devices set everywhere.
Rat’s knees give out below her, and she falls to the floor. Mii-kun raises his arm overhead, as if to give the finishing blow.

“… Rafu~”

Mii-kun and Rat exchange glances.

“… Mii-kun?”

It happened at a moment’s notice.
Mii-kun grasps his head and cries out.
Ku… I guess his body’s tuning is still inadequate.

“Marquis! What is the meaning of this!?” (Rat)
“No idea. It’s what your precious monster wished for.” (Naofumi)
“Even so… you went and did something like this…!? ” (Rat)

Mii-kun starts going out of control, and the core room begins crumbling to pieces.
Ku… This is exceedingly troublesome.
Eventually, with the sound of shattering glass, the core piece breaks.
The tower rumbles and begins to collapse.
There’s no choice.
I open all audio lines in the second tower.

“Those who follow me, the tower is crumbling. Retreat with haste. If you run to the third tower, the fakes will be unable to follow.” (Naofumi)

I change the channel to observe the Fake and Firo’s battle. It seems it was put on standby due to the rumbling of the tower.
They haven’t defeated her yet?
I guess the fake’s got some skills.

Due to Kiel’s help, Motoyasu was able to drive off Ren and Gaelion. They were heading to assist Firo’s group.
They join up with Sadina on the way. I guess I’ll have to honestly admit defeat here.
After I order him to return, Mii-kun takes a last look at Rat and climbs through the ceiling to escape.

“Mii-kun! Wait!” (Rat)
“… Rafu~!”

That isn’t the Mii-kun you know anymore.
He’s been reborn as one of my subordinates.

After that, Rat walks out of the room to meet the fake.
At the same time, Motoyasu meets Firo’s group and uses his portal to teleport them away.
The last footage I see before the tower collapses is that of Ren and Itsuki meeting the fake and teleporting all of them back…

It seems Itsuki’s getting over his curse. His SP recovered a bit.
That’s bothersome.

Anyways, we lost the battle of the second tower.
I have to admit that.

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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198 Responses to Chapter 284: The Battle for the Second Tower

  1. Rhinos says: traitorous bitch you!


  2. raph says:

    Is it true that there is rape in this story later or is it just some noobs talking again?


    • Yoraikun says:

      I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.


      • raph says:

        Something about motoyatsu or atleast that is what the rumor says could be false it is wiki after all


        • Riger says:

          Earlier, ‘Witch’ was sent to a really nasty king who raped/guro’d her to death… Is that what you meant?


        • I think I know what your talking about, as I recommended this novel to a friend he looked up some stupid review of this web novel, (if it’s the same rape people were getting butt hurt on reddit over),
          then your probably asking about the time Motoyatsu used his dild-….his H-Spear,
          remember the one Naofumi couldn’t clearly see because it was censored/mosaic and such? the rape they were butt hurt over was when Firo and Melty (for all we know… unless you wanna start your own fantasy here) kissed in the prison shield Naofumi trapped them in until Firo calmed down…(mwahahaha)
          My friend took even longer to start this novel because of that thread :/ , but he eventually started it, and I have added +1 slave to Yorai-sama’s army :3


    • Ninza says:

      There is no rape here now or later unless u count Bitch;s and those rebels punishments<.<


    • "Real" Raph says:

      *raises paw* fake, rafu. But in all seriousness the only rape are pig king guro videos, Motoyasu’s doujinshis, as for Firo and Melty, it’s not rape if you like it,


    • DiabolicalGenius says:

      Melty got raped by Firo!


    • Joshguy says:

      Well Witch got brutally raped to death.


  3. nopeandnope says:

    Oh right this is a warning for everyone dont feed your dogs sweets or anything that has sugar content in it. They die if you do.


  4. raph says:

    Is it true that there is rape in tate laster or is it just the melsty and firo thing and some noobs talking bull??


  5. raph says:

    One more question the final boss is kirin,houou or smoething else?


  6. sandmanny says:

    panicing-> panicking


  7. Tammma says:

    What the heck with that weakness?? That’s not the weakness from after modification, but that’s more like her natural weakness. No wonder all her former friend know it….xD

    Moreover, how to imagine a cerberus with three-cute dog head?? No matter how hard I imagine, cerberus is still a scary one, even with a cute dog head….

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  8. Mario says:

    I see…i understand now…they really need to defeat Naofumi…nothing good will come of this. This only will become another wave…by the way, the author is awesome, he even think of this…now he is my goal.


    • Z says:

      like the wrath shirld the curse will rot his mind and hell go full genocide


      • Mario says:

        Well…maybe…but i was talking about the world being separeted (maybe again) and the followers of Naofumi and Naofumi becoming another wave…in other words that world would be two or three at the same time. It´s complecated Z…think about kiel and after that think about what kill the parents of Raphtalia…then think about Glass and she being an intelligent organism…then think they have a lider…then think in Naofumi…after that think in a way to supress something you can not beat…then think in the wave…after that think this is a fatasy world with any kind of magic…Now think what is going to happen to Naofumi an the others since no one can stop them (if that is the case)…now understand this is the last oportunity they will have to stop that wave. All is going to begin again i guess, but i need more proof to that, but i hope i will not have more proof. I told you it was complicated.


        • Z says:

          Dijiste lider en español amigo

          hmmm i think youre talking about alter domensions? or time travel? well yes the waves are another dimension but theres not heroes causing the waves, from the bits of spoilers ive seen is some sort of evil god.


        • Mario says:

          you can speak spanish?


        • Mario says:

          by the way is more complicated than that, the spoilers are not enought for anyone to understand the story completely…and i made a mistake is three or four and not “two or three worlds”


        • Mario says:

          …i do not know a thing about spoilers thought, i just use my deductions…


        • Tammma says:

          You thinking too much. It’s too complicated….
          Just let it flow and enjoy it in the end~~~


        • Mario says:

          …Well…basically, Naofumi winning it´s not good. Everyone will be doom. That´s the summary.


    • says:



      • Mario says:

        …well it´s because you need time to think about that specific thing or because there is more information to deal with, but i can not express it at that time…it will just be a little confusing…


  9. Thanks for the chapter!!!


  10. whome says:

    Thanks for the chapter!


  11. zBrOs says:

    thanks for the translation :)


  12. nitpick says:

    Am I the only one rooting for evilfumi?


  13. AsianOtakuGuy says:

    Question: Doesnt Sadina wear a loincloth? (Beast form)


  14. kvgoodkairuguddoin says:

    Now I want Naofumi to just completely break down and be unable to do pretty much anything.


    • bashakaaahhh says:



      • kvgoodkairuguddoin says:

        I’m not sure… I think it’s just a scenario I’d like to occur, because I think the other characters’ reactions would be interesting to see. Of course Naofumi would recover eventually, though.


        • yabaibunni says:

          I would like to see him broken too, it would be nice to see how and what he would do if he wasn’t able to do anything. But I highly doubt it will be long for him to recover, for he has all his friends/family members to break him out of it.


        • kvgoodkairuguddoin says:

          I agree with all of that, except for the duration. I would guess he’d take a while longer than I think you’re thinking. But of course, if he breaks, he just committed treachery(?) by betraying his country and allies, so everyone may be harsher than you think. They will all forgive him though, I think.


        • yabaibunni says:

          No, you gotta keep in mind his the MC. If he was broken and couldn’t do much, what stand point would be reading? We would be reading something that doesn’t make sense, thats what. And about the friends/family, they would find a way to fix it, like they are not battling to fix him.


        • kvgoodkairuguddoin says:

          Yes he would be fixed eventually, of course, but it might not be as short as you think. (maybe time lapse). I’m just speculating an alternative timeline here.


        • yabaibunni says:

          So far, there hasn’t been any long time lapses within the story, if any a few days or weeks….But the author almost always went back and filled us in with full length chapters[Like witch’s death…(?)] So highly doutb he would do that. Now if you don’t mind me, I’m not going to be a fangirl or anything, but I feel Naofumi is the better of all 4 heros. His not perfect, yes, for we already had to -cough- scenes -cough- of him being gross or messed up in the head….But it’s never too ‘extreme’. What the author is trying to balance out from how awesome he is of a anti-hero, with some arcs where his clearly not that smart or badass as he usually is. If he ever was broken, it would most likely last 7-12 chapters, AT MOST.


        • kvgoodkairuguddoin says:

          yeah that would be the max I agree but this is all just speculation. xD. #Naofumi4life


        • yabaibunni says:



  15. Gordon Freeman says:

    I HAVE to blow everything up! It’s the only way to prove I’m not crazy!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. marko kun says:

    great update almost close to chapter 305 (women that become shield) i really wait it because people said it was sad at that part


  17. Anon says:

    She thought something like strength = evoking fear. She turned into what she feared to obtain strength.
    However, it seems that Imya coincidently noticed her weakness…
    #Did Kiel and Itsuki tell her tales of the other world? Or is it chance?#


    Can anyone explain to Me what the last line (#) is about?
    I don’t understand , even after reading it many time
    Did I miss something….
    Thank You~


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