Sword shisho chapter 65

New chapter. Enjoy.

 

65 Bernardo

 

In front of us the skeleton is cowering while trembling.

 

「Pl, please spare meee~」

「?」

 

Fran looks really confused.

 

「Aah! God of the Netherworld! Please, help me!」

「Um…」

「Hiii!! I’m not tasty! I have no money!」

 

Somehow, it seems like we are the villains here…

 

「Oioi, Fran-chan! What happened!?」

 

Argen had regained his composure and was approaching.

 

「? Beat a monster?」

「Noo! Don’t kill me!!」

「What the? Argen too is surprised at this guy」

「I was… I was just surprised because it was so sudden」

「Don’t beat?」

「This skeleton is someone’s creation, so don’t beat it」

「Creation?」

「It’s kindda like your Urushi. It was created by some Necromancer (Ghost Magic user) somewhere」

「Then, not enemy?」

「Well, if it serves some evil guy it could be an enemy, but just beating it suddenly without asking questions is a bit too much. In some cases that could be considered a crime」

 

Is that so? If we take down this subordinate, we could be making an enemy of the Necromancer.

I heard from Amanda that Ghost Magic is not considered evil in and of itself, and that the undead created by it are not particularly hated by adventurers either.

Undead that spawn naturally are considered pests, but those that serve a necromancer are treated like a pet or subordinate, much like Urushi who is allowed into towns despite being a magic beast.

 

「I, I am a good representative?」

 

Your appearance is completely that of an evil-looking undead though.

 

「however, this is the first time I’ve met a talking skeleton」

「Rare?」

「Pretty much so. I guess it was created by a pretty skilled necromancer」

「My master is a genious indeed」

「Oh, it seems you can not only talk but also have a fairly good thinking ability. It really must be an amazing necromancer」

「Bones, what you doing here?」

「Collecting catalyst」

「Ghost Grass is it?」

「Yes. But it seems someone has torn down a lot of it. It’s a shame」

 

It got torn down by someone? Is that about us? No, but if it grows in the wild you can’t complain if it’s harvested right? There is no sign here saying it’s someone’s field. That’s why we are not evil! Or is that not what you meant?

 

「Are you growing it here?」

「That’s right. Because of the dense magic power it is suitable for cultivation. I just provide fertilizer and water the field」

 

Aaa… It’s completely a cultivated field. It seems like there is no sign because there’s a barrier protecting it.

According to the skeleton you would normally have a feeling that you do not want to go here, which is a psychological effect caused by the barrier.

Right as we were about to enter the forest, it must have been that barrier which caused Argen to become frightened all of a sudden. It seems like the barrier is concealed somehow, even my senses didn’t pick it up.

 

「A barrier that rejects people? Then, was it an application of magic of the spiritual control system of Ghost Magic?」

「Exactly」

 

So it’s a type of spiritual control. Thanks to our battle with the demon we have a control immunity skill and Urushi has resistance towards mental skills so I guess we didn’t notice when we came here last time.

 

「But, it seems like something that has penetrated the barrier. Like you people」

「…」

 

Argen was glancing at Fran, but that can’t be helped.

 

『Fran, it’s best if we apologize』

「Sorry」

 

Fran made a clean and deep bow. Good! Sincerity is important when apologizing.

 

「What do you mean?」

 

We took out a bunch of Ghost Grass we had left and put it on the ground.

 

「Mistook it as growing wild」

「It was you?」

「Returning」

「No, I’m grateful for the feeling but, you should keep that」

「Don’t need?」

 

It seems it’s no problem to take some and make potions ordinarily, but it seems the quality his master seeks is not normal.

 

「Just pick it up」

「Understood. But it’s not really such a great prize」

 

It seems like the quality of Ghost Grass deteriorates slightly when it’s touched by the living.

 

「I was troubled」

「Not using all this?」

「How to say it? Ummm…」

「What?」

「I don’t know, I have to ask my master」

 

Maybe, if his master is concentrating on alchemy he could be really good at that too. It’s a bit wasteful, but it’s best if we still return this Ghost Grass.

 

Then, the skeleton asked me with an apologetic tone.

 

「I cannot carry this much. I’m really sorry but…」

「Got it. Will carry」

 

It’s something we got ourselves into, it can’t be helped…

 

「Thank you!」

「Argen. What will you do?」

「I’ll come too. I’m related to the issue after all. Besides, the colony belongs to someone, so I would like to ask if we may keep harvesting some Ghost Grass in the future」

「Then, let’s go! Ah, I’m Bernardo by the way」

 

Name: Bernardo

Race: Skeleton (Skeletal Undead)

Condition: Contract

Status Level 4

HP:40, MP:183, STR:23, END:17, AGI:34, INT:122, MGC:61, DEX:38

Skills

Darkness Resistance LV.4, Sword Arts Lv.1, Harvesting Lv.3, Regeneration Lv.3, Vibration Operation Lv.2, Dark Magic Lv.1, Magic Manipulation

Titles

none

Explanation: A dead body which moves through magic. Many serve a necromancer. They generally have a low intelligence, but posses regeneration and will keep moving until its Magic Stone is destroyed or until it’s magical power is cut off. Threat Level F. Magic Stone postition: Torso

For a skeleton this guy has high intelligence huh. Magical power too. Even though the explanation said they have low intelligence. Is it not just a skeleton after all?

 

「I am Argen」

「I’m Fran. This is Urushi」

「On!」

「Hou… A Darkness Wolf huh?」

「Know of it?」

「I have only received knowledge about it from Master」    (TL: Meaning he has never seen one before)

 

Bernardo looks closer at Urushi. Although it’s just a slightly special-made skeleton it seems Urushi is a bit afraid. Well, he wins overwhelmingly in combat strength though.

I think we’ve walked for about an hour. In the middle of a wilderness, just north of the forest, there is a small hut.

 

「We’re here」

 

A small hut at a prarie, that’s what comes to mind.

It’s not at all big, and certainly doesn’t look like the home of a powerful necromancer.

 

「Ragged」

「My master does not care much about such things」

「Fufufu. That’s right」

「!」

「Guruu!」

 

There was a sudden voice from behind. There was no premonition, even though I have the detection skills active and we even have Urushi here!

 

『I couldn’t feel him!』

(Nn)

(Oun!)

 

Fran and Urushi are ready to go at any time. I also start charging up with magic power.

 

「Wh, Who is it?」

「When asking a person’s name, is it not appropriate to name oneself first?」

「M, My apologies. I am Argen, an adventurer」

「Fran. Who are you?」

「Sorry. He’s my master」

 

So, this is the necromancer in question!

If we had encountered him without knowing anything, we would have definitely attacked!

A dusky black robe. A multitude of skull-themed accessories. Morbidly white skin. His face was mostly shadowed by the robe, and all I could see was a wide smile that seemed to reach all the way to his ears. I think it’s a man, but I can’t be certain.

He’s super suspicious. He really seems like an evil necromancer.

The necromancer introduces himself loudly while his rope flutters in the wind.

 

「Fuhahahahaha!! My name is Jean Dovey! The one who shall become the supreme lord of the undead!!」

 

I really don’t want to be involved with this one. I want to just have Fran turn around and leave the way we came. This guy was that really annoying loudmouth type of guy…

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49 thoughts on “Sword shisho chapter 65

  1. …those types who, once started to talk, would get immersed in it and continue for hours, not minding if there is still anyone around him who is awake and listening to him. That kind?

    [Another World’s Most Effective Sleep Magician] has been befriended. Earn 100 relation points to become allies and unlock [Knowledge Sharing], 500 to invite to party. (What am I thinking, I need more sleep huh)

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    Sankyu for the chap~~

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  2. Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter (●w●)

    I have a feeling that Fran will like the chuuni necromancer.. and shisho will suffer some chuuni moments~

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  3. Just something I’m curious about: Only counting the time that you are actively translating, how long does it take you to completely translate a single chapter? (lets say in this case the chapter is about 3000 characters long)

    I’m curious because I have a bit of japanese knowledge (tho the kanji i know can be counted on one hand) and was getting tired of waiting for someone to translate sword shishou and thought “can’t I do it myself?” 😡

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    • Sorry about the double post, but could you (or anyone who knows) tell me where to find the raws for sword shishou/ i was a sword when i reincarnated? thanks in advanced.

      As for the previous question, no need to answer it now, i tried translating reincarnated as a dragons egg instead and found that it could be done pretty fast if you aren’t too obsessed with editing it like an actual writer would.

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    • I’m on ch76 atm, but I’m only translating as I read for myself. Also, as far as I can tell, my translating speed is pretty bad compared to another light novel translator who has been at this for a while now (using him as the standard). If we’re talking about a complete translation of a chapter, it would take him about 1 hour per 1000 characters (this includes proofreading/editing). Myself on the other hand can only do half that, and that’s without the fine editing. With Sword Shishou, I’m only translating what i don’t understand at this point. ~New found respect for Pengu/WHEY30 and other translators~

      -VERY MINOR SPOILER-

      Jean has some Sherlock Holmes lv deductive skills

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      • Don’t be that guy. Share the translation with the rest of us. Someone needs to kick the current translator into gear and someone taking the series and fanbase from them is a great remedy!

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  4. Seriously that’s too long!😒
    A chapter a week or every two weeks is already a torture but three? I really hope some good soul can help with the translation of this novel for pace up some.

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    • I asked Pengu if it was dropped or not and he said the next chapter should be up soon. Also as long as someone in translating something, I think it’d be a “dick-move” to translate it anyway. Imagine putting a week’s(or 3?) worth of work into a long chapter then some random guy puts it up before you can :p (not that i’m calling this chapter long… long would be more like 5k-8k characters imo)

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      • Maybe you could join in the chapter after the next. Any help to pick up the pace is extremely welcome, and though it might not yield material results, you will have the eternal gratitude and adulation of many Japanese-illiterate people (like me).
        Though i’m sure we will never catch up to the raws in terms of pace, considering how the author posts one chapter every 2-3 days…

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  5. ehhh…. well, I suppose I could at least look thru maybech 67 or 68 again and send them to discord if I think I can accurately translate the entire chapter, even then, someone else would have to deal with editing. – 3-

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