Chapter 307: Funeral

Since Naofumi lost his Wrath, I’ll need to make another header entry contest.

Chapter 307: Funeral

The next day.
After we both tired ourselves out with lamentation, I slept with Raphtalia.
(TL: No, not like that)

“These are the heroes that risked their lives to win this battle… Salute!”

In front of the castle on the land where Houou was sealed, a funeral service was being held.
Those who were lost in the battle were respectfully buried.
We had to part with several people from my village as well.

I raised them to be my pawns for war… but I wanted all of them to return alive.
Should I… stop deploying them in waves?
If I’ll have to feel like this every time, then I don’t want to send them into battle.

I quietly stood in front of Atlas’s casket.
It’s empty. Her body is… inside my Shield.
I gently place a flower on top.
Fohl follows my lead, and places one as well.

“…”

For some reason, Trash also silently garnishes the casket with flowers.
His expression is dark.
He says nothing to either me or Fohl.
But I knew.
When I retreated with Atlas to the back lines, Trash stood outside the tent the entire time.

Even though he wasn’t able to help at all, what does he plan to do at this point in time!?
But taking my anger out on Trash won’t accomplish anything.
Getting angry is pointless. It won’t bring anything.
… I couldn’t do anything either.

And I learned that Trash wasn’t the culprit.
He was with the Queen issuing orders when it happened. Many attested to that.
More importantly, Trash had little reason to do it.
Based on Atlas’s positioning, she would have been brought into the explosion regardless, unless I did something about it.

“… I’m going to fight it. The wave.” (Fohl)

Fohl declares this at me.

“Running away… will just lead to more of the villagers dying.” (Fohl)
“… I see.”

So that’s Fohl’s answer.
If I was in his position, I bet I would fight the Waves.
For everyone’s sake. For Atlas’s sake.

“Niichan…”

Kiel is quite worn out. She cries as she places a flower on the coffin.

“I’ll… fight too!” (Kiel)
“But-” (Naofumi)

On hearing my voice, Kiel directs eyes filled with determination at me.

“Niichan always said it! That it was a fight where we could die, that it wasn’t a game. Everyone was well aware of that when they chose to fight for you! I can’t just pull back because it’s dangerous!” (Kiel)
“Is what she says.” (Fohl)

Fohl continues after Kiel.

“Everyone in that village fought out of love for you… Aniki. They decided to fight for you. You can’t stop them anymore. Take… responsibility for what you’ve done.” (Fohl)
“… Got it.” (Naofumi)

But I don’t want to have them die.
Every time I remember Atlas’s words, my heart shakes.
What was I making these people do?
I never thought I was the one who didn’t realize it.
In order not to have any more regrets, I…

Raphtalia just silently stands in front of Atlas’s coffin.
Atlas told me that Raphtalia was in love with me.
I had pushed it out of my mind. It’s not that I never considered the possibility, but I deluded myself into thinking she was just a diligent child working for me.

Atlas’s will tightens around my heart.
I have nothing but regrets. They won’t leave me.
She once said that she might die any day.

Then… so I don’t have to feel like this anymore, should I answer those that say they love me?
What did I do for Atlas?
I took away her illness, but what else did I ever do for her?

I should have been able to give her more happiness.
… I’ll stop it. This train of thought.
I’ll leave if for after I do what I must. For after I know the world is safe.

The funeral concludes, and I address the Queen.

“Though this occasion may have given rise to many sacrifices, I am thankful for your efforts towards destroying Houou, Iwatani-sama.” (Queen)
“Spare me your pleasantries. I just want to see if you’ve identified the bastard who shot that unnecessary attack.” (Naofumi)
“… No, we have heard nothing of the culprit.” (Queen)
“What about the Seven Star Heroes that were supposed to come running here? They’re the greatest suspects.” (Naofumi)
“… I’m truly sorry, but we still have yet to get into contact with them.” (Queen)
“You sure are useless!” (Naofumi)

I’m getting pissed off.
I understand the Queen has done nothing wrong, but I can’t do anything about my emotions.

“Another important matter we have to attend to is the next of the four beasts. What do you think about it?” (Queen)
“Meaning?” (Naofumi)

On my question, the Queen lets out a small sound of surprise.

“Have you not heard from the other heroes about the timing of the next wave?” (Queen)

I confirm the blue hourglass in my field of vision.

… 2 Days and 18 Hours.

Short! We have no time left!
I’m at a loss for words.

Oy, oy. The next of the Four Good Omens is… Kirin, was it?
The place it’s sealed… I never asked anyone!

“According to the Hero of the Sword-sama, the beast is set to appear around Faubley.” (Queen)

Faubley… Are we going to drag our current forces all the way to Faubley to prepare for it?
In less than three days?
If Firo wanted to run straight without and food or rest, I think it would take two days to get to Melromark from here.
How far away is Faubley?

“And wait, where was Houou’s blue Hourglass?” (Naofumi)
“It manifested in the center of the city. According to witness reports, it just glowed blue, and there was no sand, though.” (Queen)

Fumu… a sand less, blue Hourglass appeared.
That sure sounds strange.
Houou gave three months of long rest, but Kirin, only three days.
Both the turtle and the Bird moved to destroy as many life-forms as possible.

… The Four Good Omens.
The only answer I can think of right now is that the amount of lives they take extends the time to the next wave.
Those beasts were supposed to bring happiness and fortune.
So looking at the world as a whole, is this extension the fortune they bring?

Sacrifices… thinking about Atlas, and the others, I want to deny the possibility.
No, I should be denying it.
It may just be that the seal was going to break now by coincidence.
But more importantly.

“What will we do about Kirin? No, I should call Ren.” (Naofumi)

I raise my voice, and call for the Sword.
After a while, Ren answers my call, and comes towards me.

“What?” (Ren)
“What sort of enemy is Kirin?” (Naofumi)
“A monster on equal footing with Houou.” (Ren)

Kirin… I believe it was a set of two beasts, like Houou. Ki and Rin.
Is the Kirin sealed in Houou the same one I know of? The ones that would appear before kings of good virtue?
But Faubley’s under that Pig King, right?
That really doesn’t seem to be the case.
Perhaps the first time it manifested, the king was coincidentally a capable one.

But with only three days to spare, what will we do with the armies?
They were equipped to travel from the beginning, but there’s no time for weapon maintenance, and war conferences.

And what’s with this time limit? There’s no time to prepare or anything!
It isn’t even a distance easily trekked in three days, and even if we wanted to warp there, Motoyasu already erased it from his saved warp locations, so we can’t.
Is the only option to travel by land?
Dammit all.

“At the very least, the heroes should set out. With three days, I’m not sure if even Firo will be able to make it, but we have to go.” (Naofumi)

As it is, it’s a powerful monster.
Even if we can’t make it, we have to go.
Faubley is this world’s largest country, so its population should be massive.
If a monster that hunted life appeared in such a place,what would happen?

The answer is clear.
I have to reduce the casualties as much as possible.
Perhaps… we can beat it with just the Heroes.

It doesn’t matter if I’m getting full of myself. We can only try.
If that’s the case, the villagers won’t have to become sacrifices.

“For now, let’s warp back to the village, and set out.” (Naofumi)

But we took all of the Filo Rials here to assist in the Army’s transportation.
Do I have to make use of the monsters I turned into Raphs?
They do have some stamina, but they’re not as fast as Filo Rials.

“Who should we take?”
“The Allied Armies have suffered heavy casualties, and moving them will be difficult. Queen, what will you do?”
“… I understand. I will accompany you with my Trash. I’ll negotiate cooperation with Faubley’s army.” (Queen)

Fumu, she really is Melty’s mother.
At times like this, she takes the initiative, and steps forward.
The Queen went to talk to the other army commanders.
It ended up that the Silt Welt generals would take charge of the Armies, and have them steadily proceed towards Faubley.

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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360 Responses to Chapter 307: Funeral

  1. kvgoodkairuguddoin says:

    Thank you for the chapter Yoraikun!

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  2. Mr.Man says:

    poor trash , he lost one more …..wonder if he finally regrets his actions a little now

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  3. Alex says:

    Things are heating up!
    Thanks for the chapter and 2nd!!!!

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  4. ilesyt says:

    Hey guys, Chapter 419 is out(Motoyasu’s adventure):
    https://greentrance.wordpress.com/

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    • Endkun says:

      MOTOYASU?!

      Happiness. I actually like this side story as much as the main story.

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      • VanZans says:

        Uh whats gonna happen with all the slaves nafoumi bought also raphtalia in this new motoyasu loop arc?

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        • NamedRabbit says:

          It is a Loop so some characters may not be in the history since Motoyasu knows everything that is going to happen from the start ( and have all his powers ) and then he tries to change the things from the beginning ( since they are invoked ) and then it changes all the curse of the history.

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        • Vanzans says:

          Yah but it doesn’t meant that the others don’t exist in that world at all. If he doesn’t tell nafoumi in the loop like hey you need to go buy these slaves like Raphtalia or even atlas and them because if not they’d stay in their cells until they die which would be bs. Idk I guess cause the whole loop time travel scenario you kind of hope that there’s a chance that people like atlas can even be saved in an alternate timeline.

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        • ollein says:

          I read 2 or 3 chapter motoyasu loop.. to answer your question, motoyasu seems to dont care much about that, what he care are Firo, Firo, filorial, filorial, filorial, another filorial, father-in-law raise Firo, money to buy filorial egg, pig are so annoying.. and pretty much about filorial inside his head, so 2 first chapter not much contained spoiler (i just ignored all that i dont understand and not triying to think about it) it pretty much funny story (for me)

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    • jc says:

      at first i didnt like the idea of motoyasu’s story, but i will say its pretty readable. I also had several questions about what would have happened if blablablabla so its actually interesting to see the Loop’s go into play

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  5. ??? says:

    Am I the only one concerned with the fact that there are only hateful reviews for such an awesome story?

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  6. Tempest says:

    So, it was obviously a seven star hero. Just have no idea who.

    The very idea that author is pushing the 7* heros as potentially corrupt is so appealing.

    How do i know? Easy, the 7* have yet to make an appearance.

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    • GOD says:

      i think its the seven cause think about it
      the next wave came in pigs nation which had a lot of heroes from the past and its the 7 star that did not make it as reinforcment and which are in faublay so the chances are that the pig king already knew the truth about these waves from the record on his own country seal and past records and kept it to himself cause damage to other nation will benefit his nation.

      next since he knew that if ho-oh loses too early then the reinforcement wont make it in time when it comes to there country which will then weaken his rule in his country so he thought to sabotage the heroes so that next wave is delayed and gives time for other countries to prepare when its comes faubley that way the damage to his rein will be less and he wont have to run like the king of this country.

      also he might be responsible for the accurate destruction of the documents regarding ho-oh remember pig king was actually really skilled at his job and thats why he can keep it crown even after being the pig he is so its possible dont you think

      well this my theoy so what do you guys think

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  7. James Kirk says:

    I really hope that they get to Faubley late, aside from the oh so illustrious king, those people do nothing for that world! (Torture and the likes of Witch)

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  8. Necrosis says:

    Something just came to mind maybe past hero’s left those beasts their to be used during the waves. I mean if they freeze the wave counter per every monster they take out why not bring them out during a wave. From there have them endlessly kill monsters and the wave could be postponed for years. Maybe that’s how previous Hero’s stopped the wave but never really beat it. Following that since the 4 beasts are now too strong to be sealed and they can no longer be used. So which brings on the whole why this is the last chance to combat the waves since the delay tactic can’t work now.
    Also thanks for all the translations and if this is even close to right know that I’m just blindly swinging here on past chapters and I haven’t read ahead at all. Also am I really the only one who thinks it is weird that he is in love with 10 year olds.

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    • Necrosis says:

      before someone points this out the first their is supposed to be there

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    • shieldbro says:

      You’re not the only one who thinks it’s weird. I got no idea what’s going on inside the authors head. No matter the size, years is what counts.

      Now it’s very different for someone of small stature, looks young, but it’s 20ish years old. That would be allowed, common sense says so.
      But when someone has bigger stature, yet is really young. Now here we have a problem.
      They can be giants for all I care… but if they’re teens, it’s freaking stupid to have adult go for teens. Naofumi is what? 22?

      I’ve watched some loli anime, even though they’re so small, at least both sides are teens. Luckily… I don’t give a broken stick <- o.O for the "Romance" in this WN. Other things has kept me going forward. When it comes to the supposed "Romance" there is only 1 ship that matters to me. The ship's name is NaoxFemKnight. Other smaller ships are NaoxSadina, sailing on liquer fruit.

      No comment on your theory about the beasts.

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      • Yoraikun says:

        I’m not sure if there’s been a misconception, but by answer to their feelings, Naofumi means to acknowledge that they exist. Not to accept them. No, it’s not saying that he’s going to date 10 year olds.

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        • shieldbro says:

          I also don’t think that he’ll start dating them, but…
          There has been cases where they pushed it tad further… Like the demon lord arc. Before he passed out, if that wasn’t a confession, I don’t know what was xD
          We can delude ourselves by thinking it’s “different” way of love, and that’s what I’ve been doing🙂
          That scene when he slept with Raphtalia also comes to mind.
          The time when he started stroking her tail xD
          Apparently he can stroke every single villager, has tiger pillows, fluffy blankets, but when it comes to the “uh so sweet and gentle” Raphtalia, it’s a “no”😀
          She could be his first slave, but I don’t think that’s that big of a reason to affect the way he acts to her in comparison to the way he acts with the other slaves, or so I think.

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      • ollein says:

        well, what’s matter is love. gender, age and everything else are not so much important.. bwahahahahah dont sweat the details…
        it’s better to love than hate
        jk

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      • Eric Sellers says:

        Here’s the thing, though…
        The world Naofumi is in now doesn’t work by the same rules as modern-day Japan on Earth does.
        In this world, in a few specific cases, age isn’t as big a factor.
        Despite her actual age, Raphtalia isn’t a child anymore, for example.
        She still has some childish qualities, but all Adults have moments like that.
        In both looks and in how mature and responsible she has become, Raphtalia is a full-fledged adult at this point, so Naofumi getting together with her wouldn’t be a case of pedophilia.
        Not in that world, at least.

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        • shieldbro says:

          LoL. Justifying Ped😀 never though that I’ll read this.
          Do you really think that the early emotional instability makes kids grow faster than the rest?
          If so, then we have cases here on Earth where young kids are subjecated to FAR WORSE. Does that makes them adults?
          Or the years of accumulated experience makes one adult?

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        • asdasdasd says:

          Well. her body, mind, and mentality are an adult.she even took a part in wars. What could go wrong?

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        • Necrosis says:

          Man I could name a few people who would love to have you guys in the jury pool.

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    • Necrosis says:

      I love how everyone focused on the last sentence of this only. It really makes me laugh and kind of saddens me at the same time. Also we all know the author is going to set up Noa. and Raph. in the end. (Yes I am to lazy to spell out the names)

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  9. ArKain says:

    Maybe someone from Faubley killed the Houou. They know about the timer being postponed the more they kill, and seeing as how at the rate it was going Houou was going to die without taking anyone down, the next one would have risen in Faubley too quickly for them to react, so they sacrificed some of the army for some extra time.

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  10. foreverevil says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  11. DarknessWolf says:

    No sorrow shield unlock?
    And thanks for translate

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  12. teppy says:

    thank you ! had an awesome and sorrowful moments there

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  13. Adhun says:

    Master Yoraikun, through your power as an admin, can you ban (if not, remove the spoilers) here in the comment Section. These people really spoils the fun.😦

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  14. Val says:

    That first sentence came out of nowhere and almost made me choke.
    Thanks for the chapter.

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  15. andra5 says:

    no update this day?

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  16. Death says:

    I’m pregnant ~

    Nah… Just kiddin’

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  17. MEGA SPARTA CHICKEN says:

    Oh new image I believe .

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  18. jeijeiej says:

    hey yorai you will do something that the copyright in the tate Yuusha ?

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  20. Um says:

    Wait when did huou die?

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