Chapter 317: The Hero of the Cane

Chapter 317: The Hero of the Cane

“Gu…” (Naofumi)

As soon as I awoke, waves of pain shot around my body.

“Naofumi-sama!” (Raphtalia)

I open my eyes, and raise my body. Raphtalia, who had been asleep in a chair by my side, sprung to life.

“I’m fine.” (Naofumi)

It’s likely that if I didn’t have the Shield, I would be unable to hold a conversation, but the Shield is… even if it isn’t with me in form, it’s still lending me power.
I overcome my pain, and stand up.
I feel the throbbing sensation in my body stabilize a bit.

“Are Ren and the others in the middle of a meeting?” (Naofumi)
“Yes… after that, we were able to escape, but master was…” (Raphtalia)
“I know.” (Naofumi)
“Rafu~” (Raph-chan)

Raph-chan appears from under the bed, and leaps at me.
I started patting him, and offering him sweet words.

“Good boy. It’s because of you we were able to get out.” (Naofumi)
“Naofumi-sama?” (Raphtalia)
“Even when my consciousness was gone, I was able to perceive the outside world through my weapon. I have a general grasp of the situation. The Queen is… already… right?” (Naofumi)
“… Yes. Two days after we left Faubley… the treatment bore no fruits.” (Raphtalia)
“I see.” (Naofumi)
“Right now, Melty-chan and Firo-chan are performing the funeral services.” (Raphtalia)
“…” (Naofumi)
“What will you do now?” (Raphtalia)
“I’ll awaken the last Hero The Star who refuses to open his eyes.” (Naofumi)

In the country-wide funeral, the populace shed their tears.
Of course, it’s impossible to tell whether those tears were genuine, or not.
But during the events of the past half year, the Queen’s been conducting large scale reform.
From her work, some gained, and some lost.

After the funeral… a single figure stood quietly in front of the equally quiet Queen’s casket.
Behind him, Melty is looking down with red eyes. She’s holding Firo’s hand.

“Melty.” (Naofumi)
“Ah, Naofumi!” (Melty)

Melty rushes over to me with teary eyes.

“Mother was… she…!” (Melty)
“I’m sorry… I couldn’t protect her.” (Naofumi)
“No… don’t worry about it. Naofumi risked his life to try and protect mother. Firo-chan, Raphtalia-san… a lot of people told me that. And I also saw the extent of your wounds.” (Melty)
“Even so, I failed.” (Naofumi)

Right, I couldn’t protect her.
The Queen put all of her efforts into assisting me.
Without any deception, she lent me her power. She moved the country for my cause.

“Melty, you don’t have to hold back. Since I couldn’t do anything… it’s alright if you hate me.” (Naofumi)
“U-UWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!” (Melty)

Large teardrops fall from Melty’s eyes, as she begins punching me.
I don’t have the Shield’s protection, so it kinda hurts.
But this is a feeling I have to accept.

Lured in by Melty’s tears, Firo also begins crying.
After a while, I’m able to pacify the two.

“I’m sorry, Naofumi.” (Melty)
“It’s fine. If this made you feel a little better, then I’m fine with it.” (Naofumi)
“… Thank you.” (Melty)

Melty stands up, and moves to leave the church.

“Are you sure you don’t have to stay?” (Naofumi)
“I’ve already finished saying farewell to mother. Right now, I need to help make preparations for war.” (Melty)
“I see… You sure are strong.” (Naofumi)
“Firo-chan!” (Melty)
“Yeah!” (Firo)

Melty boarded Firo, and they ran off. They’re probably going to attend the meeting Ren, and the other Heroes, are at.

“Now then…” (Naofumi)

I approach the one frozen in front of the Queen’s coffin… I approach Trash.
The Queen’s face sure is beautiful.
It’s as if she would wake up at any second.

Trash silently stares at the empty shell that was once his wife.
Despite their differences, he loved her. The Legendary Weapon showed me that.
Perhaps he noticed my approach, but he continued to stare at the Queen.

“… Did you come to laugh at me? I, the fool Trash who couldn’t protect anything dear to me?” (Trash)
“No.” (Naofumi)

I place a flower in the Queen’s coffin.
Even though it’s such a simple action, sad feeling flow through my heart.

The Queen would always lend me power.
And that’s why I answered her requests to some extent.
If she hadn’t been there, I would have crossed over to Silt Welt, and instigated them to go to war with Melromark.
But because of the Queen’s continued efforts, Melromark and Silt Welt never went to war.

Now, I understand.
I understand just how hard that must have been.
The nobles of the country, and the religion seems to hate me by principle.

Various negotiations must have been carried out when I wasn’t watching.
Or else, I would have never been able to live the peaceful life I had in that village.
She worked so hard for this country, for the world. But her work was left unrequited.

She tried again, and again to correct her daughter’s behavior. I bet a lot happened even before I got here.
But her daughter’s heart never opened. She should simply continue to kick people to the ground, and laugh at their disgrace.
I understand why she was so desperate to curry my favor, before letting me deal with her family.
If at that time, I were to order their deaths, rumors would have spread across the world, and I would never have gotten to where I am now.

But none of that good will ever came back to her.
Her daughter trampled on her maternal love, and even went as far as to take her life.
Her husband, Trash, was only able to watch as she committed such acts of brutality.

“Hero of the shield. Take care of this country… I cannot fight.” (Trash)

I angrily grab at Trash’s collar.

“Did your wife tell you to leave the country to me!? What the hell did you think she said!? You can’t even understand something as simple as that!?” (Naofumi)

Upon my questions, Trash displayed an expression of anger for a brief moment.
But that quickly vanished, and he averted his gaze.

“Then what do you expect me to do? I am…” (Trash)
“If you stand there moping, will the Queen come back to life? If I keep on praying, will Atlas return? If we all keep wishing for a miracle, do you think the world will be at peace!?” (Naofumi)
“Shut up! What… what do you under-” (Trash)

Trash exposes his anger, and aims a blow.
I easily dodge it, and he glares at me. As if he had found someone to take his anger out on.

“Do you think I’m completely oblivious?” (Naofumi)
“…” (Trash)

I… quietly bring a picture of Atlas up in my mind.
Inside my shield, the girl who constantly clung to me exists. She’s no longer in this world.
In order to protect us, she sacrificed her body.

“I will take revenge for Atlas. I plan to execute your Bitch of a Daughter while I’m at it. She’ll definitely bring harm to this country if we let her go.” (Naofumi)

I’ll just give it to him frankly. See my acting at work.
Spirit of the Cane, if this doesn’t work, I’m abandoning him.

“If that happens, Melromark will become mine. No, even Faubley will fall into my possession, and the world will be mine.” (Naofumi)
“What!?” (Trash)
“Silt Welt is a country that equates the Hero of the Shield to a god. I’ll bet they’ll happily submit to my rule. Melromark is already mine for the taking, and next is Faubley… I’ll gain control of all the biggest countries, shall I not? Hahaha, this is the establishment of a new empire.” (Naofumi)
“Ku…” (Trash)
“If that happens, Trash, your execution is the first thing on the menu. As a useless Hero. Perhaps I’ll make Melty next. She seems to be under the misinterpretation that I’m some sort of good person, so I think I’ll be able to see quite a scene. Perhaps I’ll even keep her around as a sex slave, just as your wife wished.” (Naofumi)

If Melty heard that, I think she would kill me.
Since I don’t have my Shield, her magic should hurt quite a bit. It’s a good thing she left.
But with this much, Trash should snap.

“I won’t let you do such a thing!” (Trash)

Trash clenches his teeth, and thrusts his fist at me.
I… peacefully take the blow.
I don’t know just how high his level is supposed to be.
Maybe he’s weakened with the passage of time, but I never asked, nor do I care.
Anyways, since the Shield was in hibernation, I began to taste blood in my mouth.

“I am… the one who will protect the Melromark that Mirellia loved! As if I’d let it get taken away by the likes of you!” (Trash)
“… That’s right. This is how it should be. You can do it if you try.” (Naofumi)
“Wha…” (Trash)

Trash falls silent at my reply.

“Let me ask you once more. Did your wife tell you to leave the country to me? The answer is no. She left it to you! The Hero of the Cane, and the King of Wisdom! You… need to honor the will of the woman you loved more than anything!” (Naofumi)

Trash opens his eyes wide, and takes a step back.
And he wipes away his tears.

“That’s right… my eyes had been clouded. I lost myself, and refused to open my eyes, under the pretense of drowning in the grief caused by the loss of a loved one. And you, Shield… Iwatani-dono, I forced my old grudges onto you.” (Trash)

In Trash’e eyes, I see the spark he had when he opposed me before the Queen came… no, something even greater has been born.

“My wife left this country to me. Then my duty is to uphold her will. I won’t ask you to forgive me. But will you fight with me to protect this country? No, please help me fight!” (Trash)

Trash bows down, and pleads to me.

“Raise your head. There’s no need for that now… I’m going to honor my own promise to the Queen. I have no idea what comes after that.” (Naofumi)

The Queen asked me to lend her power to protect the country.
For that purpose, I’ll assist with what I can.
For the Queen, who protected this land to her death, I’ll have to work a bit myself.
Faubley’s become a nest of the garbage of this world. In order to sweep out the true trash, I’ll work with the Trash before me.

“I won’t raise it! When I remember all I’ve done to Iwatani-dono, I know there’s no way that I will be forgiven. By my own incompetence, my wife… There’s no way I can compensate for her loss!” (Trash)
“… That’s right. Even in a situation like this, when I remember what you’ve put me through, I can’t forgive you… but…” (Naofumi)

Like Ren, Motoyasu, and Itsuki changed, and like I changed myself, this man can change as well.
Even if it’s something he can never be forgiven for, he can still redeem himself.
For the Queen’s sake, I’ll at least offer him an opportunity.

“You’re going to change from here on out, right? Then not in words, show it through your actions.” (Naofumi)
“Understood.” (Trash)
“Then what are you doing? Get off your ass, and go save this country!” (Naofumi)
“Yes!” (Trash)

Trash stands up, and with a stiff expression, he saluted.
As if in response to my orders, a shining rod manifested before Trash.

“This is…” (Trash)
“So you finally get it.” (Naofumi)

Yes, the Seven Star Cane was waiting for this moment.
For this rotten Trash… no, for Aultcray Melromark to open his eyes.
Trash grips the cane.
And the light around it fades. He was selected as a Hero once more.

Spirit of the Cane.
I’ve upheld my side of the bargain

“… Let us go, Iwatani-dono.” (Trash)
“Yes, Wise King of Melromark.” (Naofumi)
“No, I was unable to do anything to protect my beloved. For a fool like me, there is no name more appropriate than Trash.” (Trash)
“…” (Naofumi)
“I am Trash. Everything that has befallen me has been the result of my own actions. Please continue calling me Trash from now on.” (Trash)

It’s as if he’s a completely different person.
It’s been said that nothing good comes out of a guy who calls himself a genius, but what will come out of a man who calls himself Trash?
At the very least, he’s more decent than he was before.

“… Got it. Trash, I leave the plan to you. I have some expectations for the Wise King inside of your head.” (Naofumi)
“Leave it to me. I’ll completely slaughter the enemy with the minimum amount of casualties.” (Trash)

We turned our backs to the Queen’s coffin, and quietly… started walking forward.

About Yoraikun

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249 Responses to Chapter 317: The Hero of the Cane

  1. Sternav says:

    Thank you!!..

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  2. Anon says:

    The conversation feels cheesy. I cringed when Naofumi called him Wise King.

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  3. 3rdTomeSage says:

    …. This where my constant ranting on previous chapters amasses into insanity.
    In the next upcoming, awesomely translated chapters, I expect Trash to pull a Lelouch V Brittania in commemoration of him returning as Hero. Trash is also demanded to be in the battle against tact in order to pull a Roy Mustang on the so called “Genius”.
    On a bright note, noufumi & trash are on the same wavelength,
    It just came to me that Melty is De facto Queen, Since Trash was disinherited from the throne (A bunch of chapters ago) unless it was changed.
    Filo Rials are now the standard cavalry army of Melromark.
    Raph-chan-chan is still amazingly adorable. :D
    All we need now is for there to be amazing music and we can led our imaginations run wild!
    Amazing chapter! MOAR! MOAR!~ XD

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  4. Victor Silva says:

    thank you ( sou do brasil mas com muita paciência consigo ler, suas traduções são otimas)

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  5. nicokudo says:

    it’s like they say,the enemy of my enemy is my friend,even so,trash accepting his faults and bowing to naofumi was unexpected,i think i even respect him a little after this chapter

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  6. VindGnyr says:

    The conversations feel really forced. As if the author made a mistake with the pacing of his story. I would have been fine with a slow period of recuperation with a focus on a couple different characters.

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    • VindGnyr says:

      I’d edit my post but I don’t know how, if I can. Thank you Yoraikun. I have an inkling of how much trouble it is to do this and I appreciate you taking the effort to translate it, transcribe it, edit it, and post it here for the rest of us.

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    • ThepacingisfinebrahsonoSoLplz says:

      Nah.

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    • RuRo-dono says:

      I think the story was paces well.
      You might not remember, but the author started changing Trash bit by bit a while ago. First he made him obidient (where Witch on the other hand got even worse). Then he broke down, when he lost Witch, but regained himself when he met Atlas. Then author added a couple sentiments in the episode about Atlas being like his ?sister?. Then we got even closer to Trash, when Naofumi and Trash were both grieving about Atlas (although it was 1-2 sentences). So when he lost Queen it was a snapping point.

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  7. Seven Inch Hazard says:

    Would somebody recommend a soundtrack when Trash and Naofumi walk side by side. I really get the feeling I am missing a feel here.

    Thanks Yoraikun. More power.

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  8. audy says:

    whoooaaaaah!!!
    amazing
    rise the hero of cane

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  9. SilverCricket says:

    A small part of me hopes next chapter Trash just off handily drops that his level is the same as this chapter

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    • JohnnyBravo says:

      It is possible, he was once a hero and only heros can go past 100 unless people know the means to break the cap, which I REALLY think is something Naofumi should have asked the spirit of the shield, I mean you opponent may be a small fry pseudo “god of weapons” but he is still over level 300 with multiple level 250s, even without stat correction their stats will still get significant boosts sheerly from the overflow of levels they obtian.

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      • Cyclloid says:

        I’m curious how there are any monsters left in the world with so many 250+ level individuals. Sure he and his followers had several years, but I doubt all of them have been with him since the beginning. The experience required to level should at least be a linear growth for each new level, but more likely either geometric or exponential growth.

        The whole point of not allowing random people to get the Class Up, to surpass lvl50, was to prevent destroying the monster ecosystem.

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        • Wizard says:

          they can use the waves. the monsters will continue to appear until the boss is defeated. also humans can be used for that as well, the heros they defeated should grant good exp too..

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        • Anon says:

          It’s not limited to monster
          Ren for once , want to defeat Naofumi
          He say something like , become My EXP

          Also…
          Perhaps the Monster keep spawning
          So they will not get short on the Monster
          Probably……

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        • tingtingking says:

          Killing people will gain exp. And this is the line that shield and the others won’t cross.But Tact murder the whole 5 team of seven stars hero. Also there is a possibility Tact can asborb human and hero to strengthen himself, you can count about the profit he gain

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        • Fohl the destroyer! says:

          He probably had his group break the lvl 100 cap and then proceeded to take out each hero (and companions) with his group so they could reach the level they are now. He also probably absorbed the other heroes bodies as well to ensure the experience gains. I still think that hero weapon semi-steal ability is the result of a curse series that made him go insane. I would not be surprised by that.

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  10. Dipta says:

    Thanks for the Amazing chapter… :D
    Nice One

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  11. Azure says:

    well this story kinda touching me how naofumi forgive (or not) the “wise king of meltromark”. also how naofumi let melty punch him and also we now already know that the queen is death…… :(

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  12. AsianOtakuGuy says:

    I expected it… the cliche of it all… oh the hu-manatee

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  13. Somehow I wish that the Queen who died was actually the body double that showed up a while ago. That’s not gonna happen is it?

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  14. kagutsuchi5000 says:

    Thanks for the surprise Sunday chapter!

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  15. xkayser says:

    Thanx for always keeping up this high level kind of work.

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  16. Bunny says:

    But her daughter’s heart never opened. She should simply continue to kick people to the ground, and laugh at their disgrace.

    I think you should replace should with would 😅 thank you very much for translating

    But her daughter’s heart never opened. She “WOULD” simply continue to kick people to the ground, and laugh at their disgrace.

    Um another 😅
    I understand why she was so desperate to curry my favor, before letting me deal with her family.

    Curry? Do you mean carry? Curry sound yummy 😋

    Thank you for your hard work in translating it was excruciatingly wonderful 😍😘

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  17. hussbek says:

    From now on he is Trash of the Cane thee Re-Awakened

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  18. Subsinexus says:

    …Am I going soft? I actually shed tears at this chapter. Even though it was so cheesy… probably just the background music I was playing.

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  19. redneck19999 says:

    ok i’m starting to like the new trash i hated him before but i kinda like this one.(though i am confused about a few things from the Christmas story but i’m sure they’ll be answered sooner or later….i hope)

    thanks for the chapter

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  20. whome says:

    All the heroes are finally coming together…

    Thanks for your work over the weekend, Yoraikun!

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  21. zbrosdivz says:

    Thank you for the chapter!

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  22. Peter says:

    Thank you for the chapeter

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  23. goblinrou says:

    It only took 317 chapter to Trash become Wise.

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  24. bangtutat says:

    Thank you yoraikun, your translations are my medicine for boredom. Thank you very much

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  25. Alex says:

    Does this mean I can read the Christmas Arc without spoilers now?

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  26. tnyuusha says:

    Does anyone keeps a copy of volume 1?

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  27. Noval says:

    Ah, trash regain his concious. I feel sorry about melty because trash didnt show much care or love about her. Only bitch he care. The only relatives trash have now are melty and fohl.
    Thanks Yoraisama.

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  28. Nyoron~ says:

    CAAAAAANNNNNNEEEEEEEE

    Trash evolved into TrashBro. Can’t wait to see him in action.

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  29. fel293 says:

    Finnaly, Trash became someone good enough to receive Naofmi’s loyality
    GOOD ONE TRASH
    Thanks for the chapter yoraikun

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  30. men says:

    still waiting how powerful that cane is…

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  31. teppy says:

    sugoi !!! thanks for the chapters !!! i wonder which wepon he would choose, so he can ask rishia,fohl and old man trash for permission to use their 7star wepons

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  32. k says:

    thank for the update

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  33. JantheJan says:

    And Then light covers Their body

    ….

    Jreng jreng jreng…

    “Cane of light, Cure Trashu!’ (Trash)

    “Shield of light, Cure Tateshu!’ (Naofumi)

    “Futari wa Pr*cure!’ (Trash & Naofumi)

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  34. metable says:

    That’s…a pretty good chapter. Thank you, Yoraikun!

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  35. mony122 says:

    Did the queen really died i wonder?

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  36. yup. BITCH is really broken beyond repair. Killing her won’t satisfy me anymore…. *sigh

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  37. “you’re going to change *** here *** right? then not in *** show it ***”(nao)
    “understood”(trash)
    “*** what are you doing? get off your ass and ***”(nao)
    “yes”(trash)
    trash *** up and with stiff ***, he ***.
    *** in response to my ***, a shining rod manifestes before trash.
    “this is…”(trash)
    “so you finally ***”(nao)
    yes the*** was waiting for this moment. for this *** trash *** to open.
    trash grip the ***.
    ———-
    dont blame me, blame your own dirty mind…

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  38. Sant4 says:

    #remove bitch

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  39. Irina_Akashira says:

    gràcies

    (thanks for the update)

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  40. kiraxx says:

    thanks for the chapter :D

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  41. JcGonz24 says:

    Thank you.

    “Brace yourselves. Shieldbro is coming.”

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  42. Assassin says:

    The Cane have finally resurrected!!!! BANZAI!!!!

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  43. yariel says:


    This chapter should named as “The Rise of The Cane Hero” … =x= …
    Time to kill your own daughter …
    make sure she get mass rape from bunch of hungry monster …
    (Guro recording Mk.II)

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  44. Hendricksen-sama says:

    The Rise of the Hero of the Trashy Cane <3

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  45. Marwan says:

    I did want to cry when I read this

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  46. Unknown says:

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  47. luqifa says:

    “I am Trash. Everything that has befallen me has been the result of my own actions. Please continue calling me Trash from now on.” (Trash)

    What a maso he is

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  48. chendu says:

    Dear yoraikun, thank you for you’re work in bringing the world to us,
    As we read, may your name be revered,
    May you bring us the name of our spoilers ennemy,
    For we’ll forgive not, (and we’ll publicly and online-ly incinerate them ),
    May you forgive us for being mere leechers (not sure i spelled that right)
    For we love this story, it’s author, and it’s LvL ??? translator (that would be you)

    Rafuu~

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