Chapter 300: A Seven Star Weapon

Chapter 300: A Seven Star Weapon

After that, we started training based on our assumptions of Houou.

“Why does Firo have to cooperate with Gaelion…?” (Firo)

With a frankly reluctant face, Firo complains. But following my orders, she flaps her wings, and releases fake attacks.
She’s responsible for the lower altitude one.
The real one should be much bigger, but this is just practice, so there’s no helping it.


Gaelion is happily flying at a high altitude. He deployed a complicated magic aria to seal the other Gaelion. Of course, he’s emulating the higher one’s magic bombardments from above.
When I asked Adult Gaelion later, the younger was overly happy at being asked a favor by me.

“As I thought, there’s a problem with dealing with the higher one’s attacks.” (Itsuki)

After training ended, Itsuki stated as such.

“I see.” (Nafoumi)

When sparring with Firo, and the other Flying Dragons that took on the role of the lower ones, we concentrated too much on avoiding their attacks, and not those of the higher foe.
Of course, since the real one has the resolve to blow itself up, its attacks should be more vicious.

… I ride on Firo’s back, to get a sense of Houou’s field of vision.
If I deploy my Meteor Shield, I should be able to block out the weaker attack. Deploying Float Shields should create good footholds too.
Ren is the vanguard this time. Since Firo or Gaelion might get injured if he were serious, he’s holding back.

Getting back to the previuos conversation, regulating the damage on the higher seems difficult.
Itsuki’s arrows are able to hit anything, so he does have an advantage, though.
He’s also holding back, so Gaelion can intercept the arrows, but I wonder what would happen if he were serious…

Rishia’s also using her throwing weapon.
That’s fine, but the problem is everyone else.
Motoyasu is using multiple long-range skills, but his accuracy is nowhere near Itsuki’s.
Houou seems large, so perhaps that won’t be that large of a problem.

But the Army is the one with the greater problem.
Their bow and magic attacks are weaker than I thought they would be. I’m not sure if I should say it, but I don’t think they’ll contribute too much.
The slaves I have that are skilled in magic have paid their squads a visit, but I’m not sure we’ll be able to use them well.

Sadina and the Queen have ordered them to use long-range support magic. The orca’s good at Choral Magic, and group synthesis magic for some reason. The Queen is the same. When someone skilled at it leads it, the output really increases.
Since we’re landlocked, Sadina’s power output has decreased… but still, I’d like her on the front lines.

But I was worried about the back line’s power, so I assigned her there.
We’re just practicing based on assumptions, but the damage on the lower one always turns out too high, and I don’t have the confidence that we can take them out at the same time.

Of course, if it were an enemy that the Heroes and their companions could beat alone, then we wouldn’t have to prepare to this extent.
But caution is important, so we should prepare whatever we can. If it’s stronger than our assumptions, I’m not sure if we’ll be able to deal with it.
If that were the case I would have no idea what to do.
I hope we’ll be able to beat it alone. However, if that’s not the case, we need to prepare for that too.

… I’m not placing much expectations on the allied army.
It’s good that they’re dabbling in a few things to get stronger. The problem is if they get conceited, and bite back at us.
If we just mildly regulate them, they may become like Itsuki’s subordinates.
That’s a troublesome problem.

The training finished, and night came.
I took the slaves from my village, and brought them to the temple with the Seven Star Gauntlet.

“Hmm… So this is the Seven Star Gauntlet, Nii-chan?” (Kiel)

Kiel seems somewhat excited as she gazes at the glove in the stone.

“Apparently.” (Naofumi)
“There was a long line of people here during the day.” (Raphtalia)

Raphtalia was watching as well?
People who want to be heroes exist in all worlds, I guess.
I mean, everyone loves them. And right here’s a convenient sword in a stone.
Of course, I won’t say I hate such situations either.

“Will you challenge it too, Raphtalia?” (Naofumi)
“If that reduces the burden on Naofumi-sama from the world, then I’ll happily do it.” (Raphtalia)
“Right…” (Naofumi)

I don’t really want to see the sword-wielding Raphtalia beat up monsters with her fists, though. It would make me feel quite uncomfortable.

“Even if you’re chosen, can you fight? Your weapon will deviate from your specialty.” (Naofumi)

But as I said it, I remembered.
Hengen Musou doesn’t have a specified weapon.

“Yes, I think I will be fine.” (Raphtalia)
“I sense a power like the one from Naofumi-sama’s Shield.” (Atlas)

Both Atlas and Fohl are facing the weapon as well.
These two are my top choices, for obvious reasons.
Out of the slaves, they have the highest probability of being chosen.

“I see. Then I guess it’s real.” (Naofumi)

If it’s just an objet d’art, I pity those who have tried for it.
They depressed themselves over nothing.
But shouting something like, ‘This piece of trash didn’t select me, it must be a fake!’ would be futile regardless.

“Anyways, to let you guys try your hands at it, I got a slot at night, when it’s usually sealed. Everyone should try it.” (Naofumi)
“Yes!” (Slaves)

At least their responses are energetic.
I’m not expecting much.

“Then let’s start with Raphtalia.” (Naofumi)
“Me!?” (Raphtalia)
“Yeah.” (Naofumi)

I get the feeling that Grappler Raphtalia would be a sight to see, but I kinda don’t want to see it, but still…
It’s that. She can use her illusion magic to create afterimages.
And maybe she’ll be able to shoot beams out of her fists.
Wait, Atlas and Fohl are already doing similar things.

“What about Firo?” (Firo)
“If you think you can fight with gloves, then try your hand at it.” (Naofumi)

She basically fights with kicks.
Will she stay in human form, and pummel the crap out of her enemies?
… That actually seems likely. It’s quite scary.
At the moment, Midori is the only Filo Rial that fights in Human form. He swings an axe.

“I’ll try~” (Firo)

The slaves started forming a line.
By the way, Ren, Itsuki and Rishia are already resting in the Inn.
Motoyasu arbitrarily followed us. No, he arbitrarily followed Firo.

“Now then, everyone form an orderly line~” (Sadina)

… Sadina’s really acting like these slave’s parents.
If a harpoon user like her got selected, how would she fight?
She does look kinda like a fighter, but something’s off.
I get the feeling she would appear on the figher training game.

“Gauntlets, is it…” (Raphtalia)

Raphtalia touches the gloves, and try to pull them out of the wall.
But the gauntlets show no change.
If someone gets selected, I expect a flashy light show, or something of the sort.
Do you have to defeat a powerful guardian monster to get accepted by it?
Eventually, Raphtalia gives up, and returns to me.

“It’s not possible for me.” (Raphtalia)
“I see.” (Naofumi)
“Firo’s turn!” (Firo)

Next was Firo, but the gauntlets didn’t react to her either.
She tries to pull the gloves out of the stone with all of her might.
Hey, don’t transform. Don’t use your feet. The stone will be the one breaking.
Luckily, nothing moved at all.

“They won’t summon a Hero for it in times like this?” (Naofumi)

I posed this question to the Queen. Why doesn’t this weapon have a weilder yet?
I heard before that because the world was experiencing such a calamity, the four heroes were summoned at once.
That means it isn’t strange for them to summon another to be the Hero of the Gauntlet either.
It seems that besides the Gauntlet, the other seven are already gathered.
So summoning another otherworlder doesn’t sound that bad of an option.
Though I’m worried that a harem bastard like the one who wrote that journal may be summoned.

“It appears that they performed the ritual to summon one again and again, but the results were none to favorable.” (Queen)
“Fumu…” (Naofumi)

The Last of the Seven Stars. The weapon that won’t call anyone from another world.
But its criteria for selection should be looser than that of the four.
The four apparently have to be otherworlders, but the Seven can be selected from this world as well. What’s more, they can be otherworlders as well.

“Ah, right. I have absolutely no idea what sort of weapons the Seven Star Weapons are.” (Naofumi)
“Is that so? I was sure Melty told you already.” (Queen)

Nope, didn’t hear anything from her.
She seemed to think that four heroes was enough. I’m not sure she had any interest in the seven.
I’ve only really talked to her about the village’s management, Filo Rials, peddling, and other business matters as of late.
She’s a kid. She needs to dream more.
No, have her dreams already been fulfilled?
She’s friends with the Filo Rial queens, Fitoria and Firo.

“Gloves are weapons… right? In the beginning, I had to beat up monsters with my fist, so I kinda understand.” (Naofumi)
“You sure did that…” (Raphtalia)

When Raphtalia became my slave, I mostly did that to relieve stress.

“The Gauntlets are closer to your Shield, Iwatani-sama. If I had to say, they are a Seven Star Weapon that focuses on defense.” (Queen)
“I see.” (Naofumi)

My Shield does have something on its back that covers my hand.
I think the categories are overlapping here. What does this mean?
It’s like my Frisbee Shield, and Rishia’s strange weapon.
By the way, Rishia can produce a throwing spear like Motoyasu’s.

“On the contrary, a Hero of the Claw also exists, you know.” (Queen)
“… Oy, oy, oy.” (Naofumi)

Aren’t those pretty much the same?
Please tell me the difference between a Gauntlet and a claw.
I really wanted to shout out, but I endured it.
… For now, let’s ask about the Seven Stars as a whole

“What weapons are there among the Seven Star Weapons?” (Naofumi)
“That’s right. I guess I should start from there.” (Queen)

The Queen began speaking in detail about the Seven Stars..

“First is the Cane.” (Queen)

The one in Trash’s possession.
For the Queen to start with this, I guess she still does care about the man.
Wait, when I first met him, perhaps he was holding something like that.

Trash is… I look around. He’s sitting in a corner, silently staring.
Who is he looking at?
I thought it would be Atlas, but his gaze is off.
… Why is he staring at Fohl?

“Iwatani-sama?” (Queen)
“A-ah, please continue.” (NAofumi)
“Next is the Hammer, the Projectile, the Gauntlets, the Claws, the Axe, and the Whip.” (Queen)

It’s a peculiar line up.
But the Four Heroes took the basics, so I guess the rest is a mismatched potpourri.
Especially the last one.

“Whip…” (Naofumi)

That’s quite a strange weapon.
Where would you attach the Gem?
The Handle?
It may be strange for the Shield to be saying this, but it sounds a little weak.
But in a game I know of, it’s the strongest weapon. (TL: Perhaps Castlevania)

About Yoraikun

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84 Responses to Chapter 300: A Seven Star Weapon

  1. zaregotoRed says:

    That’s what it seems


  2. lolzman says:



  3. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the double release!!


  4. Rai Xion says:

    All hail Yoraikun for another quick release!!!
    A double one to boot XD


  5. TestTheTester says:

    Thanks for the double!

    “There was a long line of people here during the dat.”
    dat -> day


  6. Man 00132 says:

    whips strongest weapon in game? Castlevania reference?


    • GOD says:

      no dark soul reference ever fought a double whip build in pvp?they can either bleed or poison instantly absolutely ridiculous


      • canaria23 says:

        It’s more of a Dragon Quest Reference… It’s a female only weapon called “Gringham Whip” it has three whip’s which has spikes attached at the end all connected in a single Handle.

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      • Mark says:

        But this web novel was out before Dark Souls no? Then again I could think of a couple of games that have ridiculously strong whips besides Castlevania. Dragon Warrior 3 – the Smashing Flail/Whip… that thing hurts in the right hands. That one chick from FF8, uses a whip. Ogre Battle, there was a Beastmaster with a ridiculously strong whip that hurt like the dickens… Ivy from Soul Edge/Caliber, though not sure if that is a 100% whip. The chick from King of Fighters (her name is ironically Whip too). Another Dragon Warrior game was the Gringham’s Whip used by Jessica (that whip was the most worthwhile grind to obtain in my opinion).


    • dark hunter says:

      It’s likely a reference to Etrian odyssey, where whips have access to the climax skill which tended to break the game in it’s first iteration.


    • yariel says:

      at certain eroge, Whip is the strongest weapon …
      (I forget the name tough)


  7. 4headtiger says:

    I bet Naofumi ends up with them. Naofumi deserves some (non sacrificial) attacking power.


    • Xias says:

      I bet Fohl will get it.
      He´s a fist fighter so the gauntlets are the perfect weapon for him.
      Furthermore so far he has refused to get a weapon from Naofumi which already indicates that he´s bound to get some special weapon later – so why not the sevev star gauntlets.
      And last but not least what hints directly towards Fohl is the paragraph about Trash-king (who is still the seven star hero of the cane) looking at Fohl when Naofumi´s slaves try their luck on the gauntlets.
      So it´s definitely gonna be Fohl who will be chosen.


      • Leguron says:

        I think you might be right with Fohl. I think the 7 star heroes are chosen by the other 4 main heroes. They are supposed to support the main ones so rishia received the throwing weapon and fohl will get the gauntlet since it is his fighting style and he works for the hero of the shield. I also believe that Firo will receive the claw since naofumi was debating about buying her a metal one. So Itsuki and Naofumi have someone that work for them and support them. My only guess for Motoyasu would be his male Filo Rial because he uses an axe too. Since Ren is very unsociable he doesnt really have someone to become a seven star hero. There is no swors so female knight can’t do it and his only other option Taniko is more like a monster trainer and can’t really fight.


        • killerwakka says:

          I could imagin taniko with a whip and I think the glautnets will go to atla. Since atla has the resolve to protect naofumi and the glautnets are a deff weapon and the other reason I think fohl won’t get it is because he alreay has his tiger form as weapon while atla does not have such a thing


        • Mark says:

          Though thinking about it, Taniko could get the whip. Like those Monster/Beast Tamers/Trainers of the Circus/Performances/Etc. Plus I kind of see her whipping Ren around as a dominatrix relationship considering how they have interacted with each other thus far.


        • Sena says:

          Except the other six are already chosen. Rishia also isn’t one of them; the queen said the projectile hero had already been chosen when Rishia got her weapon, and Naofumi said that hers is semi-transparent and has a different feel than the gauntlet or his shield. So far, we don’t know what’s going on with Rishia.


        • kekkojoker90 says:

          For me he will get the weapon that let him transofrm in tiger too :D


      • Xias says:

        One more reason why Fohl is likely to get the gauntlets:
        He is using Hengen Musou for attacks so he doen´t need a strong weapon as his attacks have penetration to ignore the opponent´s defense anyway.
        As such the gauntlets are a perfect complement to Fohl´s power because they are focusing more on increasing defense (as explained in the precious chapter).
        Hence the gauntlets are perfect for Fohl.


    • Tama says:

      No. Naofumi should be using whip!! kinda match with him.. shield on left, whip on right.. then he’ll be a real Demon king lol


  8. rei_hunter says:

    Haha, was that a castlevania reference?

    “A game i know where this weapon (Whip) is strong.”


  9. NIGHT VINTRAL says:

    which game?


  10. Alex says:

    what naofumi said about the Whip. is the game he talking about Dragon Quest or Castlevania? there really the only two that come to mind when someone says the whip is the strongest weapon


  11. NoTofu says:



  12. NoTofu says:

    Where’s Life? :3


  13. Pyro says:

    Thank you for the double release :D


  14. GonZ555 says:

    Thank you Yoraikun!
    Thanks for the double Release! XD


  15. Unknown says:

    Thanks for the chapter. Never mess with the Whip. You have been warned!


  16. Alex says:

    I don’t think it’s Castlevania, correct me if I am wrong but I am pretty sure that’s the main weapon of the main character in that game, I am pretty sure you can’t choose a weapon, the way he said it implied that there were other weapons, but it could’ve just been something lost in translation.


  17. what, no scythe? I know it’s not a conventional weapon but still…


  18. Setsuyume Edenfault says:

    Hmmm… whip, the strongest weapon? What kind of game reference was that? Castlevania?

    “But I was worried about the back line’s power, so I assigned here there”. = “assigned HER there”


  19. Mark says:

    I sadly kind of want to see Taniko wielding the whip in a dominatrix style over Ren… considering their odd interaction and social standings with each other. Plus Taniko and Female Knight whipping Ren into shape… oh pun intended :D


  20. neon5162 says:

    lol i was a gully dwarf bard with a vorpal whip in a homerule game got lucky and managed to instakill the dungeon boss on his first appearance when it was supposed to be just him gloating over us being trapped in his dungeon and then leaving. that poor gm


  21. digdug says:

    Thank you for the chapters!!!


  22. Anon says:

    78 Chapter to go XD

    Thank You Yoraikun!!!! XD


  23. Mark says:

    Though to answer Naofumi’s question about Gauntlets and Claws. Claws are more offensive and slashing/stabbing types compare to the brutal pounding/slapping/crushing force of the Gauntlets… Yeah I feel giddy today with my addiction feed :)


  24. Ninza says:

    It is hint by Trash that Fohl should be the one suit with the gauntlet…..I guess some of his WISe is still there. Thank for the chapter!!!


  25. Justin Case says:

    Thanks Yoraikun!

    As for the game with the strongest weapon being the whip, many people have mentioned Castlevania, but perhaps it refers to the Dragon Whip from Runescape? It is a bit of a stretch, though :P


  26. Archy says:

    S&M game maybe.


  27. Thanks for the chapter!!!
    Strongest weapon = Vampire Killer
    You kill satan with that


  28. Brandon Heat says:

    Whip is the strongest in S&M game!! www


  29. whome says:

    Thanks for the chapters, Yoraikun!

    “When sparing with Firo,” –> “When sparring with Firo,”


  30. lunixez says:

    300 chapters thanks yorai kun


  31. sodemas says:

    thx for the chapter o/


  32. Raximus says:

    You forgot to put (TL: Castlevania) lol.


  33. whip???
    let ask author to give it to melty-chan…..
    i sense…..


  34. Mr.Man says:

    wasn’t there hero of the scythe ?
    he made an appearance in the light novel too….
    that’d make 8 star heroes?


  35. Mr.Man says:

    ignore my prev comment ,ill just w8 till i get a clearer picture of it
    thank u for the updates again


  36. Noval says:

    Thank you yoraisama.


  37. Anon says:

    Wait… wut???
    So I guess it is different with LN Version then huh?
    I think it was said that there are Hero of Book in LN Version?
    Or is the Hero of Book is the 8’th Seven Star Heroes?


  38. Hiane says:

    ““Whip…” (Naofumi)

    That’s quite a strange weapon.
    Where would you attach the Gem?
    The Handle?
    It may be strange for the Shield to be saying this, but it sounds a little weak.
    But in a game I know of, it’s the strongest weapon.”

    Runescape… XD


  39. k says:

    thank for the update


  40. Seven Inch Hazard says:

    What would be that game where the whip is the strongest? RO?

    Thanks Yoraikun.


  41. Gordon Freeman says:

    “No one should NEED Surface-to-Air Missiles. That should be under ‘Wants and Desires'”


  42. Kalil says:

    “but it sounds a little weak.”

    the belmont family wants to talk with you naofumi


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