Chapter 325: Provocation

After this arc is over, let’s get married.

In which case, I really am taking a break once this arc is finished… for exams.

By the way, there is no indication of who’s speaking on the Naofumi-side, so it’s always notated as Naofumi

Chapter 325: Provocation

Now then, if you’re wondering how we got here so fast, we left the matter of the wave completely to Motoyasu and Itsuki. The other Heroes went and registered at Zeltburg’s hourglass.
Their dragon hourglass is managed by the country, but with Itsuki’s membership in the Dark Guild, and the Slave Dealer’s connections, we managed to get through.
And Heroes get a free pass to things like this.

The Hero in Zeltburg was killed a while ago, and the upper echelon of their government had their pride, so they happily cooperated.
The country’s mercenary guild was also happy to help, and talking them over was too easy.
Apparently the murder of their hero was like smearing dirt on the name of mercenaries everywhere.
I guess that’s what you get from the Hero of the land of Hired Swords.
I must offer my thanks to the late Hero of Zeltburg.

If you have money, you can make any sort of contract. That’s where Tact’s world domination plot falls short.
My side had the Slave Dealer from the start, and even the influential Accessory Merchant.
I also met the Swindler after a long time, and he seems to be raking in quite a bit.

Also, the noble Elena Haven-sama (lol) was led by her father to help Trash in the battlefield.
The individual herself seemed really reluctant, but if she does well, she’ll get promoted, and she’ll get more money. (TL: The lol is in the original text)

『If I get promoted, you’re just going to push more troublesome matters onto me, so I refuse.』

Is what she said.
I’m not doing troublesome things like being a Hero or a Lord because I like it.
But as a merchant, Elena is supporting the country, so if the country comes out on top, the amount of troublesome work for her will increase.

Not that I care about her…

Anyways, this is the limit of suppression by force… Tact never had the resolve to set forth alongside death.
Right now, I have my doubts, but that’s what I was doing.

My villagers are participating in this war, and those from Silt Welt as well.
But it seems they have their own matters to settle, and some bad blood with Shield Freiden.
They’re applying numerous tactics.

The Gramps who was commanding Silt Welt’s army had a strange smile on his face as he saw Trash at work.

『I never even dreamed that my sworn enemy, the King of Wisdom, would become my ally. We truly were fighting quite a monster.』

He muttered to himself.
By the way, their forces are great at close quarters.
Due to the danger of an information leak, Trash didn’t reveal much of his planning.
He said something about using a special system of communications to command the battle.

All we have to do is focus on taking down the enemy general.
If you beat Tact earlier than expected, go off and reinforce the Anti-Wave force, or so I was told.
I’m not sure if he’s looking down on his enemy, or he knows something I don’t.
For all further questions, go ask Trash’s brain.

Is he supposed to be some sort of literary genius tactician?
When things go this well, I’m wondering if he’s some sort of Esper.

“Then all I have to do is step on the battlefield, and slaughter everyone.” (Tact)
“Oh, I can’t have you forgetting about us.” (Naofumi)

Tact pulls out the Claw. It seems he’ll rush off at any moment
I’ll stop him. I’m here to defeat him in the first place.
And an army without orders is nothing more than a useless gathering.
For Trash to be able to do this much… Well, I haven’t actually looked at the war situation, so I don’t know about that.

“Do you think that people of your caliber will be able to do anything against me?” (Tact)
“Isn’t it obvious? This is the Bad End Event that your life’s led you to. All that’s left is for you to contemplate which selection you made wrong as you wait for your Game Over.” (Naofumi)

He appears to be acting calm, but it’s become interesting seeing just how warped his expression is.
It’s not like we came here with no plan at all.
We’re here because we have an ample chance of victory.

“What are you saying? How splendid. You all came here in order to give your powers to me, right? I’ll at least play with you.” (Tact)

A clicking sound rings out as Tact’s harems point and load their guns at us.

“And? You’re going to do something as unfair as weakening us with a firing brigade before you go in for the kill?” (Naofumi)

That line was Trash’s proposal.
Tact seems offended as he furrows his brow.

“It may sound nice if you label it as something like resourcefulness, but it’s cowardliness in its essence.” (Naofumi)

It’s not like I don’t have countermeasures for it, though.

“… Very well. I’m more than enough for people of your level. The level 350 me.” (Tact)

Fumu. The provocation worked.
It seems he has a sense of fairness like an average person.
Or perhaps he’s just an idiot with a large amount of pride.

This is my enemy, so I’ll be the one to slay them! It seems he would say something like that.
Being the Hero of the Shield, it’s a line that I’d usually never be able to say.
But today is different.

Anyways, Trash’s Anti-Tact plan went into phase 2.
This part is up to me. Trash won’t have any input.
It would be laughable if I were to fall here of all places.

“Hmm? That should be my line. Why do you think it was that we didn’t initiate a cowardly sneak attack like you? Do you understand?” (Naofumi)
“Because such things won’t work on me.” (Tact)
“I wonder. I’m merely fighting you head on, so I can destroy every last thing you’ve built up for yourself.” (Naofumi)

The reason I didn’t end this from the start was because of Granny’s will. The will of Hengen Musou, and my personal grudge.
I wanted verification of those.

“There was an old woman who fought to let us escape, right?” (Naofumi)
“Ah, her? Though she was just a weakling, she went on a rampage like an idiot. It took an unexpectedly long time to kill her.” (Tact)
“… Then that person will be the one to drag you into your grave.” (Naofumi)

Now then, enough with this nonsense.

“Fake Hero, I’m more than enough for someone of your level.” (Naofumi)
“Aniki!?” (Fohl)
“I’m sorry, Fohl. Bear with it.” (Naofumi)
“But…!” (Fohl)

I ignore Fohl, take a step forward, and put my cane over my shoulder to show it off to Tact.

“My… that cane is…” (Tact)
“Yeah, it’s one of the Seven Star Weapons you desire. Right now, I’m its wielder.” (Naofumi)
“Then luck is upon me. I’ll just have to take another weapon from you, like I did with your Shield.” (Tact)
“If you can, then try it.” (Naofumi)

Tact and I glare at each other.
While that was happening, a few women step forward, and offer proposals to Tact.

“There is an opponent here I would like to engage.”

We’ve encountered these ones before. It’s the Kitsune-like one that fought Raphtalia, and the Aotatsu Woman that fought Fohl Also the fish-like onewoman who opposed Sadina
The other two… There’s the lizard woman, and a woman with wings on her back like Firo.
They each lock eyes with Firo and Gaelion

“Tulna, Nellisen, Shatte, Lurdia, and Ashiel. I got it. It would be more effective than if you just watched. Let’s show them the difference in our power. The real Hero will be the one to come out on top.” (Tact)
“What do you mean by real!? You perpetrated a farce like this, and only listen to that Witch’s words. There’s no way that you’re a Hero!” (Raphtalia)

Raphtalia shouts out and the Kitsune woman responds. Her name seems to be Tulna.

“It seems that this even this Raccoon wench’s heart is covered in mud. I’ve lived hundreds of years, and you say that the one I chose to follow isn’t a Hero? Are your eyes rotten?” (Tulna)
“You’re Atlas’s murderer!” (Fohl)
“Wait right there, Hakuko Brat! I’ll show you just how amazing a person you’re making an enemy of. It’s because they followed the Hero of the Shield that the Hakuko, and the whole of Silt Welt is declining!”
“Move, mob character!” (Fohl)
“Fohl.” (Naofumi)
“What?” (Fohl)
“Once you beat her, you can participate in my fight with Tact. That is if I haven’t beaten him up yet.” (Naofumi)
“… Got it. I’ll be over in a jiffy, Aniki! I’ll leave him to you for now!” (Fohl)

Fohl and the Aotatsu… Nellisen lock eyes.
It’s not time for Fohl to jump into my battle yet.

“Then are you the one this Onee-san will fight?” (Sadina)
“Luka woman… you’re still alive. I won’t forgive you!”

The mermaid-like woman transformed.
She’s now a fish-like Beastman.

“Are you a mix blood of the Noid and Kusha race? What grudge do you have with me?” (Sadina)
“How shameless! You Luka are always looking down at the lot of us!”
“Um, I don’t really know what you’re talking about, but if you want to fight, then I’ll accept.” (Sadina)

So there are people that carr grudges within races.
It’s of no concern to me.
But it seems Sadina is troubled with having a grudge she has no knowledge about stuck on her.
And wait, I’m pretty sure Sadina isn’t even a Luka.

“You’re one who possesses a fragment of the dragon emperor, I see. To personally come out to see me, are you just asking to be stolen away?”
“Fu… I’ll teach a brittle fragment the true power of a Dragon Emperor.”

A snapping sound echoes as the lizard woman changes chape to that of a Dragon.
She’s really big. Even bigger than Adult Gaelion.
The pressure she releases is overwhelming.
I wonder what it is. I feel something from that dragon reminiscent of the Spirit Turtle and Houou.

Honestly, to defeat Tact, I don’t understand why I had to take Ren along as well.
But Trash said he had a bad premonition, so he grouped me and Ren together just in case.
This may have been the reason.

The next woman, the one with wings, also changes.
She becomes a Gryphon.

“Miniscule fragment. Tact said to spare the women, so you’re a different matter.”
“Oh, I can’t have you forgetting about me.” (Ren)

Ren stands next to Gaelion with his sword drawn.

“Naofumi, who should I be fighting?” (Ren)
“The Dragon seems to be the stronger of the two. Work with Gaelion to beat her.” (Naofumi)
“Got it.” (Ren)

Ren nods, and jumps aboard Gaelion, who had grown to full size.
How ironic is it… for him to be fighting atop the Dragon, whose life he cut short himself?
But that’s a line for Adult Gaelion to say.

“Did you think that the Four Heroes were enough to take us on!?”
“Reldia, do you think you can beat a Hero?” (Tact)
“Who do you think I am, Tact. If you leave it to me, I won’t let a single soul past.” (Reldia)

And Firo ends up dealing with the Gryphon.

“Filo Rial. My old enemy, cursed to grawl atop the earth. I will be the one to choke the life out of that accursed Queen’s descendents.”
“Wah, are you a bird? A cat? Whichever, Firo will beat you.” (Firo)

And, as always, she seems relaxed.
For argument’s sake, she should be much higher than Firo in level, but… Firo keeps her composure.

“Now then, let’s start this bad play. The battle to bring an end to this farce.” (Naofumi)

When I say as such, Tact completely falls for my provocations.

“Of course! Let’s start the battle we were certain to win from the start!” (Tact)

And everyone started their own battles.

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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185 Responses to Chapter 325: Provocation

  1. GonZ555 says:

    Thank you for the chapter Yoraikun
    who’s the lucky renho ? i want to smack congratulate him/her.. ^_^


  2. hehaaw says:

    And so, let the rumble begins!!!


  3. Seven Inch Hazard says:

    thanks Yoraikun.


  4. Matthew119 says:

    Death flags!
    Death flags for everyone!
    Hey look its my childhood sweetheart! I’m going to confess to her after this nigh impossible mission! Hurray for death flags!

    Liked by 2 people

  5. White says:

    At last it’s begin, phew


  6. seihaikun says:

    Yorai-sama off to the battlefield!
    Please stay alive Yorai-sama! You can do it!
    You can survive execution uh…examination.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Thanks for the TLs as always! Good luck on your upcoming exams, too!


  8. CrazyWolf68 says:

    Let the 1v1 fest begin.


  9. cloudytama says:

    And the battle will wait till next chapter realeased by Yorai-sama…
    Good luck with your test….xD


  10. metable says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

    Typo to fix:
    carr grudges -> carry grudges


  11. Mark says:

    Thanks again for the translation of the current chapter!

    Now… let the match ups of this new spring season begin!


  12. Wizard says:

    Yoraikun is already married with his 2d waifu.


  13. R says:

    ahem, good luck finals.


  14. DimensionDrifter says:

    Firo for Super Smash Bros. 4 DLC!
    lol jk, but I really wanna do some 4 v 4 now after reading this chapter.


  15. Death Flag Anon says:

    Yorai-sama, I pray for your safety. Please di…, ehem, survive on your own little battlefield with pens and papers. Thanks for the chapter, BTW, top notch quality as always. But since Renho is smart, I’m sure you’ll be fine, on your exam, Yorai-sama.


  16. teppy says:

    thanks ! awesome battle starts


  17. kAichi says:

    Thank you for the chapters, Yorai-sama!!

    I gotta say…i’m afraid of running out of words to read everytime i read a chapter…it’s like “Please dont be over yet” xD

    But the battle is getting intense…i’m guessing naofumi himself would use the other Weapons..with tact surprised and probably losing rights to the other weapons he stolen too…
    looking forward to the next chapter 😀

    P.s: Goodluck on your exams…


  18. chendu says:

    Thanks for the Exam and good Luck for the Translation ! (or is it the other way around :p )


  19. aristo999999999 says:

    Thank you for the chapter and good luck in the exams!


  20. Remik Rut says:

    Good luck! Yoraikun! Remeber if you don’t know always B!


  21. Noval says:

    Battle is start. Beat him Naofumi, I’m your side. Thanks yoraisama.


  22. thx alot =D and dont worry work hard for your examinations and dont be like my students that even forget to write theyr own names right =D


  23. soraglory says:

    Thanks for the chapter, 5th Hero Yoraikun. On another note.

    Chapter 4 of Atarashii Sekai is out! Please check it out!


  24. ELYSION says:

    Thanks for the chapter.

    Due to the power of the author, he will be granted victory.


  25. theperson084 says:

    That’s a death flag. A really big one.


  26. A man named fish says:

    Great work, thanks a bunch :3


  27. This is great! Thank u!


  28. chillo says:

    enjoy your break,and break your exam with ease yorai sama. but could you tell me the detail for how long your break will be? cuz i might be miss your transalation so much


  29. Gaete says:

    Good luck!, and i can’t wait to read more!


  30. omgyourmom says:

    Thank you for translator, translation! Much thanks Senpai-author towards!


  31. Mario says:

    Aparently no one say it so…
    Tact surround himself with persons more or less like him (in personality)
    The Griphon girl who was resentful with Filorials for replace them (Filorials > Griphons apparently)(social outstanding)
    The Kitsune (Racoon > Kitsune)(this would be about following the chosen one…or more like being the chosen one)
    The mermaid who feel inferior to Sadina.(this is more about inferiority complex)
    The Dragon girl who in matter of objective is the most similar to Tact (the dragon girl want the pieces of the dragon emperor…Tact who want the legendary weapons…)
    The Aotatsu girl who is worried by status (basically she likes the person who is strong. Personal interests better than all else)
    Witch is manipulating him, so i guess i can´t count her…
    Basically all those girls = Tact. The inner Tact is like this definitely.


    • Fohl the destroyer! says:

      I get the feeling that he is under a new kind of curse, which has given him that legendary weapon stealing ability and his ridiculous amounts of arrogance.


      • Mario says:

        A curse it´s possible…and i do not think that will stop Naofumi to kill him. He apparently killed Atlas and the old woman after all.


  32. lukra says:

    Good luck with your exams buddy I am in the same ship so let’s both survive the battle


  33. lexeontheos says:


    GL with school.


  34. Subsinexus says:

    What in the world is that horrifying banner? I’m thinking Attack on Titan…


  35. Ninza says:

    Um who keep change banner….


  36. YoYo...sup says:

    People, let him study or better yet, hack his wifi and shut if off.
    If he fails his exams> no high school diploma> no job> no girlfriend>
    > depression> we tsk tsk at his funeral
    If he passes the exams> translates 10 chps in a week> gets a good job>
    becomes a millionaire> gets wife with brains and boobs>dies with a visible boner.


  37. wizard172 says:

    new banner


  38. Azure says:

    uhmmm… that fucking banner make my eyes kinda hurt, could u just use the old one thx yorai


  39. Astreon says:

    i was wondering: what the hell happened to the old man in charge of the weapon shop ? he’s been absent since quite a few chapters already. At first i thought he might be a retired hero, hence all the mystery the author made around him, but he probably would have played a greater role in the recent battles if that were the case. So what, did the author just forgot about him ? Did he suggest he died in one of the attacks against Melromark, but i missed the info ?


    • M.A.D says:

      He’s still alive and in charge of the weapon shop. His role of the story is more like an NPC/Side-character, so he only appears when the story needs him, similar to the Slave Trader. He used to play the role of a kind villager A who treats the Hero nicely, but he most appear whenever Naofumi needs a weapon upgrade between battles, and we’re in the middle of one now. If you want to know when he’s gonna appear again, try looking into the chapter list on Baka-Tsuki. Chapters with the weapon shop guy usually have a weapon or armor’s name on it.


  40. argon says:

    Yoraikun have unlocked the Curse Banner
    Equipment bonus: Attack +10
    Special Effect: Stun readers for 10 sec.


  41. Waiting -_____- says:

    Come on yoraikun why are you so slow ……..
    and by the way, I have a question
    How many chapters are there in total anyways?


  42. lazyguy says:

    Don’t worry Yoraikun, if it comes to worse you can use the modern sins shield and become a know it all 😛


    • lazyguy says:

      Also I do believe you said that your AP test was for Calculus? Im not sure which one you are taking but if its just calculus 1, make sure you know all this and you are more or less set. And if you have to do Calculus 2 too my condolences xD I hated that one.


      • Yoraikun says:

        I did calc last year.
        I have both English
        Both Physics C
        Calc 2


        • Fohl the destroyer! says:

          I kind of like the AP exams. They only grade you on the problems you attempt. I got a good scores because I only attempted all the ones I knew I could solve in the given time. Just some food for thought and good luck with your exams.


        • Yoraikun says:

          What are you talking about? Why not just do them all?

          Liked by 1 person

        • lazyguy says:

          You can find pretty good and accurate videos on both Calc 2 and Physics in, all I can say is if you had a pretty good understanding of calc 1 you should do fine for the parts of physics 1 and for physics too just make sure you remember the relationships between the equations and the real world. For calc 2 all I can say is make sure you remember your series well, they can be a pain. and I can’t help you on Psychology, never bothered to take anything like that


        • Fohl the destroyer! says:

          Well, from what I was told by my professors, the AP exam only grades you on the problems you attempt (in Calc and Physics anyway). So, if you don’t think you can get all of them done in time or correctly, then focus on the problems that you know you can solve in time. I was able to finish my AP Chem test completely, but was short on time with my calculus test and only focused on what I could solve in the given time. I got a 4 (out of 5) on my calculus test and was exempt from retaking the course in college because of that.


        • Yoraikun says:

          No, AP grades all questions, but it doesn’t subtract for wrong marks. I got a 5 on Calc and Chem.


        • Fohl the destroyer! says:

          hmm. so they changed it since I last took them 8 years ago. Now I feel like an old man reminiscing about the old days.


      • MATTN73 says:

        question calculus is Maths ?


  43. Solar says:

    Anyone know where the faces in the random banners are from?


  44. Stereotypical Yandere Girl says:

    “After this arc is over, let’s get married.”
    SQUEEEE!~ Sempai noticed me! ❤ ❤ ❤


  45. icetre says:

    The Dio as panties almost killed me XD


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  47. michal says:

    great article


  48. Vincent says:

    and now we get the chance to see the inter species rivalries and blood feuds in there oh shit this will end badlly.


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