Chapter 326: X

Kookie wonders if she would be able to translate more chapters if she had an editor. But Kookie is too lazy to deal with applications and the hassle of actually finding someone….
Edit: Kookie took the first volunteer and promoted them to editor. Please welcome RebelGoRound [unless you wish to use another alias?] as our new editor~~
X
As one would expect (maybe because it was too cramped), Tact, our followers minus the women who couldn’t be found, and I descended from the terrace and started our respective battles.
Gaelion, Ren and Firo’s battles were in the sky.
“Hahaha, do you really think you, who possess only a single Seven Star Weapon, can win against me, who possesses five Seven Star Weapons and one of the Four Saint Weapons, a total of Six?” (Tact)
“That power was obtained unfairly, after all. A fake can’t win against the real deal.” (Naofumi)
“…..You’re all talk.” (Tact)
“What are you spitting at the sky for?” (Naofumi) [T/N: Proverb: to invite disaster onto oneself. If you spit up at the sky, it’ll fall back down and land on your face.]
“Huh? What are you saying?” (Tact)
“Then I’ll make it easier for an idiot like you to understand. Will you get it if I said to think of a Boomerang?” (Naofumi)
“What did you say!?” (Tact)
I immediately grip the Cane with both hands and start casting a spell. [T/N: Why is it cane? It can also be translated as Staff/Wand…]
This is the original ability of the Seven Star Cane.
It’s an ability the Cane was endowed with, and it shortens the chant of a spell.
If it’s mastered to perfection, Trash said it might not even need a chant but that’s probably impossible for me.
Apart from that, it also allowed someone to learn magic they had no aptitude for.
This was really exceptional so I was surprised.
I reflect on how difficult the shield is to use, as I grasp the Cane tightly with appreciation.
I’m a little reluctant to return it to Trash.
I cast magic on all my allies here whilst combining my SP and Magic.
This spell needs an absurd amount of time to cast, but it was greatly reduced because of the Cane.
It’s like a puzzle with five parts, which must be fully solved before it can be invoked, becoming something with only two simple ones.
And thus…. I invoked the strengthening technique contained in the Seven Star Cane.
<I, the true hero, command the heavens and earth, remove and connect the principles, and expel the pus. Oh, Force of the Dragon Pulse. Build up my strength along with my magic and hero’s might, I command you as the true hero who is worthy of the origin of power. I once more read and understand everything in nature, bestow everything unto thy subjects.>
“All Revelation Aura X!” (Naofumi)
Right, this was the Cane’s strengthening technique.
To put it simply, it’s of the Skill Acquisition class.
It’s similar to how someone can raise the abilities of their favourite skills and magic by distributing points they earn from leveling up in net games.
Ren spoke about it in the past.
That Brave Star Online uses a system with Skill Points.
In other words, it’s that sort of thing.
Raising your level and distributing the Skill Points to learn skills.
It’s a standard system in many of the online games I know.
That was the strengthening technique of the Cane and Gauntlets.
The Cane could assign points to magic, and skills for the Gauntlets
Acquiring points from my current level and distributing them to my Magic and Skills respectively.
Well, if one were to focus on a single Spell, it would consume a comparable amount of points.
But apparently they can be reassigned if there’s an issue, which is a relief.
The required materials and the enchantment points inside the weapon….  in this case, using the Proficiency Points that Ren taught us about seems to be the most convenient thing to do, but I can reassign the points after waiting one-day for the cooldown.
I think it’s a befitting ability.
And the spell I just cast was an exceptional supporting spell that raises one’s full capacity: Aura.
Furthermore, it was the Revelation Aura class that only heroes can cast.
To explain the magnitude of this spell that was boosted by the strengthening technique of the Cane..
“Take this!” (Tact)
Tact set out and fired his Vanzin Claw or something in my direction.
I dodged it by a paper-thin margin.
Why was I able to dodge it?
Tact’s attack was awfully slow.
And honestly, it attacked in a straight line so I could actually see the beam that appeared.
Of course, it wasn’t that the beam itself was slow but if I had to say, I supposse it was like a low-powered pea-shooter?
The beam looked like an orb traveling at a slow speed.
If I had been paying attention, Tact’s words from before, the “Take this!” would have sounded more like “Ttttttaaaaaakkkkkkkkeeeeee Thhhhiiiiiisssss!”
Tact’s attack flew past me.
Like this, our abilities have risen to an abnormal level.
The Net Game that Ren played wasn’t like this, but each grade resulted in a big boost.
Not only for the effects, but for the duration and additional effects as well.
In other words, strong spells like All Revelation Aura needed a lot of points, but the effect also increased a lot.
It varied depending on the Spell or Skill.
There’s the possibility that the complicated spells or skills from until now may transform.
This is the power of the Cane and Gauntlets.
With the intent of protecting this world… the Spirits have lent me all of their strength.
“You avoided it?” (Tact)
“What’s wrong? You only have the certain-kill technique you always use?” (Naofumi)
It seems Tact couldn’t see my movements.
It was nothing more than my support magic’s ability being improved to that extent though.
Or rather, to be surprised if someone suddenly dodges your special move…. just which titan of light is that special move from. [T/N: Ultra Beam! (Ultraman) ….maybe?]
I wonder why I’m holding back, but I’ve thought badly of guys who fire from the onset.
I see, so if it’s avoided then it becomes this sort of situation.
“Hmph. I missed on purpose. It’s not fun otherwise.” (Tact)
“Yes, Yes. So you say.” (Naofumi)
I grasp the Cane tightly and fill it with power.
The Cane also has other skills.
Gamers might understand if I say it has a Charge Skill.
“Let’s play a little.” (Tact)
Saying that, Tact brandished his claw towards me.
I saw through it all and completely avoided it.
First I ducked, then I leapt, using Tact himself as a foothold.
The current me is not the Hero of the Shield.
I’m borrowing the defense from the Seven Star Weapons, and it’s lower than Ren and the other Four Saints’ defense.
It’ll hurt if I get hit and will definitely be an inexcusable attack.
In addition, I might have my weapon stolen if I engage in a direct duel.
Just what martial art knowledge does he have? I feel like he’s refined the stance and movements.
However, the opponents I always sparred with were prodigies. [T/N: Atla/Raphtalia]
Always laboring, revealing attacks that surpass my expectations.
I fought that kind of prodigy so it wasn’t enough.
It was disappointing, but none of his attacks exceeded my expectations.
Continuously using feints, trying to kill me―
“Erst Slash!” (Tact)
He fired a skill but his feints were obvious, so it was lacking.
I delayed the timing of my dodge, and while watching the self-confident Tact’s face..
“Yotto.” (Naofumi)
I dodge it nimbly.
“Ku…. well looks like the former Hero of the Shield, who couldn’t do anything but defend, isn’t bad.” (Tact)
He’s extremely boring.
What I’m seeing through are just simple attacks.
“….You seem to be misunderstanding something so I’ll explain. Defending is more complicated than attacking. Like needing to shift the impact of an opponent’s attack to reduce its power and such.” (Naofumi)
“Now! Second Slash!” (Tact)
I stabbed Tact’s arm with the tip of the Cane and averted his Claw Slash.
Because of that, the skill Tact fired, Second Slash, didn’t have sufficient power and vanished.
“I wouldn’t say that’s an opportunity.” (Naofumi)
“Gu….” (Tact)
“Try firing your skill however much you want. I’ll immediately destroy its power. This is how I fight as the Hero of the Shield.” (Naofumi)
The Hero of the Shield has no need to receive all the opponents’ attacks.
To elude the attack, I can make it so the power doesn’t come out in advance.
It’s precisely for this that I’ve been continuously practicing since coming to this world, and I know techniques to interfere with the opponents’ attacks.
After that there were various things, like a barrage of attacks, but right now Tact was only focused on me so there’s no problem.
Like this, it seems like I have some room to spare.
I should pay a little attention to Raphtalia and the others.
Otherwise it might be dangerous.
I have to support them if anything happens.
I decided not to lose anyone a second time.

80 thoughts on “Chapter 326: X

      1. That means you are 7 hours ahead of me. Your 2100 is my 0400. Timing shouldn’t be that much of a problem unless you finish sometime in the afternoon. Offer still stands, are you able to see my email?

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          1. Are you sure giving away your skype contact here? I dunno maybe a bunch of your secret admirer might appear. or well …. a stalker

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          2. I only accept people who introduce themselves (if I recognise them), and my profile doesn’t reveal much.
            That, and it’s easily searchable (well~ it is the same as my username) so it’s not like I was hiding it.

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  1. He obviously is not a genius….this is the part, if he can, where he need to use two weapons at the same time…he have two arms after all…but i guess it´s not possible or he is an idiot.
    Thanks for the chapter.

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    1. Now that i think about it, if they are replicas then Tact is just using something similar to the pope´s weapon…if that is the case he can only use one thing at the time, but having to or three is just logic if he is the one who create that weapon…so he did´t create them or he is an idiot or the function of this is different to the pope´s weapon…maybe something to do with the whip, so it was not about beasts but a bit of the weapons power…whatever, this does not count, i do not have enough information to make a deduction, it is not making that much sense. Even so it can be possible i guess. That´s why i hate idiot protagonists (Tact) you need to think differently (less) to understand them.

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        1. …But they are copies and the rules do not made sense if you think about it…i already resign of this deduction all is to vague…if you create a fake then create two or three separate fakes…that´s why it make sense if it was the whip…do not make me repeat myself, i already quit.

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          1. Well he can not even bring out 1 weapon’s true power, so even if he dual wield it will not help much to his skill …just a hindrance anyway.

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      1. Mario…. just shut up already, your theories are just too weird and didn’t make sense, too long and wasting of time to read. just stop with you crazy conspiracy and lets us enjoy the TL without have to read your crazy theories.
        I admit, you might not be stupid, but you are still an idiot.

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        1. How about…no.
          Just skip it or do not read it…even so thanks you notice me.
          I love this…i was restrecting myself you know, if you did not get it even like that…please read my other large theories again if you can…i am actually not sure if i can make things more understandable…can you explain me what part of my theories you do not understand…i am very interested… i am not trying to make a fool of you, believe me….of those large theories “select the part you did not understood” and i am going to try to make you understand…you say my theories were “weird and didn´t make sense”, so i am going to explain you in detail everything you did not understood (with a lot of what you think is sense=pages, pharse, quotation, etc.)…if you do not want to i guess it´s ok…but if you say things just for say things, then my guess will be that you are just being a coward, you are jealous or just so stupid you can´t understand even if i lower my level even more (you started it now fight).
          You say my theories were crazy…so my way for winning is explain my deductions to even someone like you.
          your way of winning will be “not undertanding a thing”
          Hahaha, basically i can´t lose.
          “One thing” at time, that´s the rule. Example: you: “Why witch select Option 1(with the spirits)?” (Correct) you: Who is Witch? (Wrong)
          At least i am more rational than you and if you do not acept i will be more inteligent.

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          1. The thing about your comments is that your english isn’t that good, and that detracts from your first impression. The main reason I don’t read your comments is that I don’t want to spend extra time deciphering the weird grammar. And the abuse of “….” doesn’t help.

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          2. …But you read my comment just now…


            Well, thanks for helping Rational Blockhead, random guy who i never see before, but who is iqually good to be annoying…even so like i say before, and you have a point, if you don´t like to read me don´t read me…do not get involver jjjj (the most random name in the world, that maybe you are going to change later)…if you want to fight take your turn, what you are doing right now is cowardice.
            Wait another chapter to fight me (person who say he don´t like to read me, but read me enoght to remember my name, read all my grammar and know english is not my native language).
            I have liberty to write whatever i want, if it´s not against the rules. Both of you are in the wrong, tskk, you are not going to give me orders. You learned nothing of this novel.

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        2. actually you are wrong again, Mario. we didn’t actually read it, we just skim through the meaningless sentences, and just pray to god almighty to find what you really want to say somewhere. if not, well, all you comments are just the same as a lot of Japanese to me. which means cant read it, cant understand it, and don’t want to take the effort to try to understand it.

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          1. Yeah, yeah…jjjj, you are the worst…you give people like this support. People like Tact and Witch exist even here…fight me with inteligence don´t just be a troll…whatever…you pass redemption already, whatever i say is meaningless, tsk.

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          2. LOL!!!! who do you think you are? naofumi? do you think you are in LN?
            fight with intelligence? sure bring it on!!
            and who died and gives you the right to judge people? saying someone pass redemption, get a good look in the mirror dude!
            lastly! I did ask nicely! and you can look at your own reply!

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          3. Yeah, you really are hopeless. You even think you are being gentle…For me you are like Witch actually…i never said i was Naofumi or even like him…but apparently you think that, thanks…he is really awesome, it´s good to know.
            If you let me to explain the things you do not understand maybe we can reset things…it´s not like i see you as an enemy, but of course i can bite…or you can do this until you are satisfied. The other reply on chapter 327 was really funny actually.

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          4. Well, in any case – I had no intention on giving support to either side, and only stated my true feelings. I suggest ignoring Rational Blockhead – he’s just trolling. Don’t get caught up in his game.

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          5. …jjjj, you just do not get it, do you?…i can´t take your liberty to reply, but “please” do not reply my comments…again.

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  2. Many thanks for the chapter🙂

    I agree with the above, Tact seems like a relative moron especially when compared to most of the reoccurring characters.

    Good money is on him being tossed aside by his harem when the chips are down, or at very least Witch/Bitch/Whore will abandon him which would further break his mind.

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  3. Or you can just translate and post the chapter. I don’t care about edit stuff’s.

    By the way thanks for the chapter.

    But my love is for Yoraikun only.

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  4. “Of course, it wasn’t that the beam itself was slow but if I had to say, I supposse it was like a low-powered pea-shooter?
    The beam looked like an orb traveling at a slow speed.

    If I had been paying attention, Tact’s words from before, the “Take this!” would have sounded more like “Ttttttaaaaaakkkkkkkkeeeeee Thhhhiiiiiisssss!”
    Tact’s attack flew past me.”

    OOOOKKKAAAYYYY, so Naofumi finally mastered the Matrix… XDDD

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  5. While the Cane/Staff/Wand is cool
    Naofumi is Shield Hero , so when He get his Shield back?
    Poor Atlas wants be together with his sen.. I mean Master

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  6. Thanks for the chapter!

    Sad to say, I found this chapter to be annoyingly wordy, at a time when it shouldn’t be. I get the feeling the author is just slowing the action down.

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  7. every one is talking about how tact should use duel welding, but what about naofumie? those spirits said they would help him, they may allow him to duel wield with the real weapons.

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  8. Aren’t the main characters too strong. I mean yeah at that time they were surprised by the surprise attack but still even with the canes powerful they shouldn’t be winning this much. Even if that guy sucks at magic and can’t use all the weapons properly he did kill the Kirin single handedly

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    1. Tact defeated the Kirin at Lv350, with his companions all over lv250. Naofumi managed to defeat Houou at 1/3 the level with no one over lv100 and most of them a lot lower. Plus, he put in ~100 levels worth of skill points into his Revelation Aura thanks to the cane/gauntlets and Revelation Aura doubled Firo’s stats before he even did that.
      So obviously main charas + All Revelation Aura > Tact & followers
      Tact only managed to kill the Queen and critically injure Naofumi because of a surprise attack.

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