Chapter 30 – It seems to be the start of the battle

Changed Devil -> Demon


“Run away!” (Renya)

It was Renya who reacted the fastest.

Without turning his head to look back, his yell resounded sharply. While the plate mail of the four rearguards clattered, they tried to escape in a hurry but before long, a shriek was raised from there.

As he directs his view to look over his shoulder, the sole entrance of the room on this side moves and closes itself as if the wall itself was completely alive. Immediately after that the wall blinks in a suspicious red light. From that wall, violet decaying meat that looked like a muddy syrup, oozed out and scattered.

The leaked decaying flesh gathers on the ground and advances as a pile towards the four rearguards albeit slowly.

The four prepared their shields in a defending stance in panic, but soon a second scream resounded.

“The shield is… The shield is rotting!?” (Rearguard)

As a part of the decaying flesh crawls up to them with a slithering sound, something resembling tentacles approaches the four from all sides. The parts of the defending shields, touched by these, changed into a light brown color and crumbled from being worn-out.

“What are these things?! I have never heard of such monsters!” (Rearguard)

If they don’t understand its nature, there is no way that they will be able to deal with it.

Renya hurriedly activating the skill <Appraisal>, looked at the message.

<Information: Appraisal Skill – The target’s name is a subspecies of RustMonster>

<Information: Help function – Originally RustMonsters are rat-like monsters that consume rust as a staple food. If it is rust generated from metal, it will have an ability to use the rust regardless of the type. On the other hand, it isn’t able to affect wooden and pelt products. If you can identify it’s true nature, it will be relatively easy to subjugate it. Since it is a monster that absolutely shows no interest in flesh and blood and hasn’t any usable smaller raw materials and magic core on top of it, adventurers stay away it from it as it is a merely harassing monster.>

As the help function gave him a kind and courteous explanation, Renya inserted a tsukkomi by shouting within his mind What about this is a rat? and guessed that describing it as subspecies summarized it all in one word. He appreciates the irresponsible attitude only partly.

“Isn’t it lovely? Originally it is a small rat-like monster, but with a little bit of tinkering it has become such fantastic demon. Although it prefers iron rust, it seems that likewise tasting blood is fine as well~” (Demon)

“That is already a totally different monster!” (Renya)

As the male demon explains about that monster delightfully, Renya tsukkomi‘d in a loud voice, but the situation for Renya’s group just keeps deteriorating.

The number of the things emerging from within the wall is just like the preceding two parties’ number of people, 11.

Although their movement is dull, they reliably encircle Renya’s group shrinking the circle gradually.

They were things that were emitting an unbearable rotten stench from their bodies but even more than that, their strangeness stopped Renya’s group in their tracks.

If you were to make a comparison, they would be quite close to a certain anatomical model of the human body found in a science room at school, but as they are dragging along the partly melted and deteriorated contents of their intestines, it is stimulating, whether you like it or not, a feeling of dread and unpleasantry due to something white and solid appearing and disappearing from within their interior.

Moreover Renya was surprised by the streaming message at the time he paid attention to them.

<Information: Appraisal Skill – The target’s name is Human race.>

They are alive?! he ends up yelling within his mind in unpleasant reminiscence.

Despite not being able to see them as anything but zombies no matter how you look at it, the result of the appraisal still labels them as humans.

Although they are some type of human walking monster, exposing colors such as red, white, yellow and some usually unseen colors on their exterior, Renya didn’t want to believe that they were still alive.

But if you look at the vicinity of the mouths of the human types approaching them, you had no choice but to realise that they are still living even if you don’t believe it.

Even though those mouths have begun to change into white bones caused by the melting, you certainly can hear them mutteringPlease save me!.

“Those guys were in the middle of becoming raw materials, but… as you have guessed, they are still alive.” (Demon)

A short gasping sound was audible from Shion due to the words of the male demon.

“But you know, their breath is already mixed with paralysing poison. Their body fluids are nothing more but a resemblance what they once were as well. Even if you want to cling to such things, you guys will soon stop moving too.” (Demon)

“Don’t listen to his impertinent talks! Withdraw and link up!” (Renya)

Renya urges his companions, who have ended up petrified, to retreat by calling out to them.

Rather than keeping the strangely shaped humans, albeit still alive, company, Renya considered that it would be easier to support the the eight people in the back in order to do something about the lumps of meat. But as Shion’s group wants to abide to the instruction given from the front, the room’s entrance door closed with a heavy sound.

“You think I will let you get away? The back is the back, here is here. Let’s have some fun, ok?” (Demon)

“Activate 8 parallel magic formulae, according to my power, fire ball, shoot!” (Renya)

The moment he realised that they had been split up, Renya altered his plan.

With the appearance of eight large fire balls around his fist, he swung his hand down in order to mow down the male demon and released the fire balls at him.

“Congregate my power, shield, repel.” (Demon)

As the demon casts his spell, powerful mana is forms around him.

Stopping the flying fire balls, they are repelled and scattered.

After the other side’s magic shield vanishes from stopping the eight fire balls, the male demon, while having fun, said,

“Your resolution is quite nice. Furthermore you can activate eight balls simultaneously and use them in parallel. Going by your appearance I thought you were a swordsman, but are you by chance a magician?” (Demon)

Renya doesn’t even respond to the question.

“Let’s defeat that fellow and link up with those in the rear! Their compatibility with the blood-thirsting monster is too bad!” (Renya)

The four, who were in charge of being rearguards, decided to make their primary objective suppressing their opponents with the force of their defending plate mail.

In front of the monster, which completely breaks apart the armor by rusting it as it is metallic, there is no point in depending on the strength of the defense.

Furthermore, the small sword they possess can’t be considered to be effective against those lumps of meat. Moreover this weapon will also end up rusting as well.

If they lose their armor and weapon, there won’t be any other option but to get slowly entangled and preyed upon.

As long as they link up, Az and Renya will be able to reduce those lumps of meat to ashes with spells.

If they can do something about the completely closed pathway, it might also give them a way to escape.

“Un un, you are holding on. If you persevere as long as possible in this way, it will be easier to grasp all of your abilities.” (Demon)

Except defending against Renya’s spell, the male demon didn’t particularly show any kind of movements.

If he attacked him, Renya had the confidence that he would be able to slay him but he would be surely hindered by the 11 things en route.

“Renya, how can we do something about this… ?” (Shion)

Shion asks in a voice as if seeking help.

The human types, albeit slowly, were definitely advancing. They already approached to the extent that their extended hands were in front of their eyes.

Have we entered the effective range of their poisonous breaths? Understanding that they don’t really have any time left as he feels the stimulus of having his skin stabbed with a tingling sensation, Renya shouts without hesitation,

“Cut them down! There is no method to save them! Rona, you are able to detoxify, right?!” (Renya)

“Y-Yes. If it’s at the level of elementary <Detoxification>…” (Rona)

“Az, provide support with spells! Rona, attach importance to detoxifying and healing! Shion, don’t allow the enemies to approach those two!” (Renya)

Shion’s pupils, filled with feelings of panic, has a glimmer of resolve after those instructions.

Although her hands were trembling, she fixed her grip on the long sword’s handle. While adjusting by moving back by half a step, she swung down the overhead-raised longsword obviously bearing the afore-mentioned and very deeply gouged out the collar of the human type that was in front of her.

If the opponent was a person, it should have caused a fatal wound. But it seemed to be insufficient to reap the life of the grotesque human types. Although, is there still some sense of pain remaining? The human type faltered slightly.

Even though it is originally an injury where it won’t be strange if blood gushes out as well, blood can’t be seen and a thick, black liquid oozes out. While remembering her unpleasant feelings, Shion extracts the wedged blade and delivers a kick into the abdomen of the human type.

Az drove fire ball magic into the face of the human type that had retreated a few steps backward due to the impact.

The human type is in agony as it holds its burning face down.

No matter what strange appearance it has, if it is living, the necessity to breathe is obvious.

However, in addition to not being able to inhale air due to the completely burning head, there is absolutely nothing except suffering due to the heated up air in the lungs and trachea.

When the head of that human type received Shion’s blow, the head was severed into two finishing its agony. In the state of being devoured by the flames, it fell down.

Cutting apart the decaying flesh, as she felt the sensation of the kick, Shion screamed while also having a warped face.

“That’s the first!” (Shion)

Rona begins to prepare some kind of magic just to make sure. Az determines the next target while trying to start the spell casting. Meanwhile Renya judges it to be fine if he leaves it to them for a while.

If there was no necessity to watch over the safety of his companions, there was only a single thing to do.

It’s nothing but slaying that male demon, whose name he doesn’t even know, even if it is a second earlier.

Taking a single step forward, it appears as if it is the act of advancing one step into the attack range.

That is to say, he can get out from the attack range by the one step portion from before. The matter of entering within the attack range of the target has significance.

Then, just what kind of significance does it have to enter or not enter the attack range?

The answer is awfully simple.

Just that he can cut the target down.

Bringing down the mouth of the sheath with in his left hand, he brings up his right hand to the handle of the katana and carries out the action of drawing it without even realising it himself.

The drawn katana surges out from its scabbard. Just by passing through the airspace within the filthied air waffed with a rotten stench, the katana leaves nothing but a fierce atmosphere behind.

In the interval of one breath three flashes advance in a line.

Moreover, Renya advances by one step.

Without even allowing the flesh to reject the passing blade, the severing heads is only accompanied by the sound of its cutting. The number of severed heads is the same numbers as flashes, three.

“This is, once again, amazing.” (Demon)

The demon raises his voice in admiration due to the spectacle in front of his eyes.

No matter what grotesque things they had become, there is no way for them to remain living if they lose their head, especially since their base is human.

Without even sparing the corpses, which are collapsing while falling to their knees, a glance, Renya’s facial expression isn’t moving at all. His eyes doesn’t stray from the demon.

He advances a step once again.

The sword blade isn’t returned into the scabbard. The blade rises sharply from the low position it had returned to.

The sharply-rising sword blade jumps to an overhead position and then the blade was once again returned to the low position.

After a while, one long red line that runs from the nether region to the top of the head and from the top of the head to the nether region was developing on two human types.

While spilling their contents and discharging a liquid, where you don’t even know whether it’s blood or not, the halves of the human types drop to the floor. Renya goes forward without slowing down his pace.

“This is once again, you might be an unexpected find.” (Demon)

Even though the entire body of a human type was cut in a flash, the demon’s face is full of delight as if coming across something rare.

“Creating a work, using you as base, it will become something very magnificent, it seems.” (Demon)

“Isn’t this impossible, I wonder?” (Renya)

The hand of the replying Renya still doesn’t return the held katana into the scabbard.

The naked blade of the katana exist for the sake of killing.

Visibly embodying those words, the drawn blade is swung in a horizontal flash. Once more two human types’ bodies are cut up into two parts, this time top and bottom.

The top half, dropped to the floor, squirmed for a while, but treading on the heads, Renya crushed all kind of movement underfoot in one go.

“In total seven. I will leave the other four to them… you don’t have anything protecting you any more?” (Renya)

While saying this, Renya also remembered some kind of connection in a corner of his mind.

Putting aside the the abnormal appearance of the human type, they don’t even have any particular ability. There were simple puppets.

Trying to grab hold, their actions are nothing but mere demands for help.

Although paralysing poison is mixed within their breath, it wasn’t something that could display its effect so long as they don’t get close. Renya doesn’t notice any abnormalities within his body.

Furthermore, with their nature of being partly decomposed, they don’t have something to defend themselves with either as all of them are nude. With even their movements being sluggish, they are subjects of something to be cut in front of the katana. They weren’t any more than a straw post for training sword strikes with their small movements.

Either way there is still some doubt remaining, but there is no way left except defeating the demon in front of him.

Without a warning Renya closes the distance now that the things obstructing the space have vanished.

“Congregate my power,… ” (Demon)

In correspondence to Renya’s approach, the demon began to cast.

What magic will he use? Although Renya can’t guess the spell, if it is one or possibly two or three strikes, he will dodge them or endure them charging with the readiness to cut.

“Wind blades, pry!” (Demon)

The wind blades gushing out from the held up palm of the demon exceeded 20 in total number.

Renya was surprised over the number which surpassed his expectations, but there wasn’t already any time to evade them.

Renya, who has almost no knowledge about magic, didn’t understand what degree of power the spell, sent towards him, would have, but if he had no chance of dodging them, there was only one measure to take.

“Activate 20 parallel magic formulae! <Small Fire Bullet>!” (Renya)

Without dropping his charging speed, he strikes the approaching wind blades by activating the <Small Fire Bullet> spell chantlessly and aiming those at the wind blades.

Fire and wind clash in the front.

The number was almost the same, but was it a difference in ability or weren’t the numbers sufficient? The wind is pushing back the fire slightly.

Renya attacks that wind with the katana.

“How foolish! To intercept a wind spell with a katana is…” (Demon)

Originally it is something that isn’t possible.

With something like a thick shield you can somehow or other use it in a way as if defending against being cut through. But the act of repelling with a weapon almost never stops spells.

But, that demon didn’t know.

The special characteristic of the katana Renya possesses, the attribute of being indestructible.

If it is something that can be destroyed, it will end up being destroyed one-sidedly. It is an attribute that didn’t originally exist in this world.

This isn’t just limited to the physical aspect, it also applies to spells.

Although the wind blades don’t get extinguished by the fire spell, just as Renya touched them with his swung blade, the spells composition was destroyed and shattered.

The demon’s words vanished halfway due to the scene unfolding before him. For the first time the joyful look disappeared from his facial expression.

“Na?” (Demon)

Without even understanding the reason, he sees how the spell vanished.

During the time between the demon, who was surprised over the impossible spectacle, and Renya, an instant of opportunity was born.

As Renya wields a katana, it is unthinkable for him to miss this instant.

The blade, that had mowed down the wind blades, retaliated with a single blow seizing the demon’s body.

Swinging the katana as is, before Renya’s eyes, as the demon extended his right hand for the sake of emitting a spell, a glassy section visible in the air revolved.

 

 


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62 Comments

  1. Didn’t he trade the indestructable shinai for another blade? When did it suddenly get indestructable properties? Thanks for the translation. Great work as always.

    • i’m also very confused about this
      i guess by indestructible they mean very hard to destroy here

      thanks for the chapter

    • I was wondering about that too……I read the previous chapters and it was the shinai that had the indestructible property and that was traded for a katana…….maybe it was misunderstood and actually the indestructible property is applied to weapons he wield??

      • Well, I was wondering about that too! But that’s what the raw says…
        I guess the author made a slip up here…
        Probably he intended the katana to be anti-magic and mixed it up with indestructible from the shinai… No idea though, I rechecked the raw a few times when I TLed it as I was surprised as well…

        • I guess we can just think of that Katana is not an ordinary weapon…..if I remember correctly, the katana rank was pretty high but lower than the bokken.

          • Yea, something like the shinai being rank 9 and the katana rank 7 … you can pretty much categorize it as legendary either way.

            • The way i understood it is that loli god wanted to give Renya a glodly item, but the angels didn’t allow it. So she created the Shinai and made it indestructible, thus creating a godly weapon by mistake. Correct me if i’m wrong, but i remember, that she later said something along the lines of “i need to change the appeariance of it to something more suitable for Renya” after seeing him struggle, because of the shape that wasn’t suited for his fighting style*. And then after assigning him a gaurding angel, she order the angel to change the form at a suitable time.* So the angel disguised itself as a merchant and approached Renya. She shows him a katana and wants to trade it with the shinai and Renya agrees, so she take the shinai and switches the attributes by knocking them together and gives the katana to him*.

              *“He didn’t use any magic and neither did he mange to master the skill I gave him. In the first place, that weapon goes beyond poor quality. Firstly, considering the combat ability Renya displayed in his previous world, it had a more stylish and agile disposition. In the end the erasure of his memory apparently led to a certain extent of a blank state in regards to his battle experience. I guess, I went slightly too far there.” (chibi) – Chapter 11,5

              *“And that shinai* – at a proper time, change its shape to that of a sword (katana).” – Chapter 11,5

              *”As he tried to ask about her expression, she nimbly arranged the shinai in her left hand and the katana in her right hand. Thinking about something, Kirie counted 10 times as she knocked them together each time. Abruptly she held out the katana in her right hand facing Renya.” – Chapter 19

              So at the end he has a indestructible katana.

              • Sorry
                *“And that shinai* – at a proper time, change its shape to that of a sword (katana).” – Chapter 5,5

              • SightlierGravy

                So that explains that, but the author still doesn’t understand what indestructible means.

              • well,whatever the case ,whether its rank 9 or 10 shinai or rank 7 katana its a gift from god,so it should not be something normal,she did say that its too dangerous for mortal to wield rank 10 or 9 (highest/godly) shinai that is indestructible because it could break anything so she ask it to be changed to katana ,so my guess is that its indeed not as almighty as the shinai but still great weapon,for human its should be at the level of legendary but not godly,slashing magic or two should be easy

        • Loligodsama told Giliel(kirie) to exchange the shinai for a blade with the same attributes first chance he gets…. when he traded the shinai remember how she tapped the 2 together? It’s something like transmutation she transferred the abilities to the Katana. Although the author regrettable forgot to include that.

      • The support angel sent by the goddess retrieved the shinai and changed its form into a katana before trading it back to him

        • No, that’s wrong. The angel gave him another item, a katana, and took back the shinai. Please don’t misunderstand, the shinai wasn’t transformed!

          • Yeah that shinai while being indestructible also have the highest rank of 10, so no other weapon that can overpower that shinai, evev the planet will destruct if clash with that shinai

            So the god change that shinai with lower rank weapon that is that katana, being rank 7 its not wrong to say that it is indestructible in the mortal realm as you need weapon with rank 8 or higher to overpower and destroy that katana.

      • Maybe the one before was sent to be unbreakable while this one s indstructable. There is a difference between the two.

    • it was the angel that gave him that sword, so it stands to reason that it would be indestructable.

    • you’re absolutely right , wasn’t this weapon a grade 7 or something along those lines? and the shinai the god tier indestructible one that had to be removed form the world

    • The angel was supposed to turn the shinai into a katana, so maybe it wasn’t really replaced.

    • Maybe the angel didn’t just trade it maybe she transfered the appearance or the effect once Renya put it? Or something or just magnificently transfered the effect to the katana since the goddess only said to transform it to a katana.

  2. Thanks for the chapter

  3. The angel was sent to trade the indestructible shinai for an indestructible katana since that is what “God” wanted him to have. The trader girl he ran into was the Angel.

    • That is an assumption. In chapter 19 he received the katana in exchange for the shinai. The trade was done with the angel sent by the supervising god. But there is no inclination towards it being indestructible as the shinai was. In the first place, the shinai was retrieved because it was indestructible aka against the rules of the world. So they wouldn’t give Renya yet another world-altering weapon.
      The author pretty much made a mistake here.

      • In the earlier interludes, they said that the shinai was so OP it would be noticed, so the God sent that angel to change that shinai into a sword. Maybe it dropped in rank now that it isn’t completely unbelievable for the metal blade to seem indestructible, unlike the bamboo shinai. Though the conversation I remember between the god and the angel could have been mistranslated…

      • An intrulude will make it more explainable

      • Yhea that or somehow or another they really did just change the appearance…. Since Renya has analysis its doubtful that its wrong so yhea

    • i think the god changed the weapon because the shinai grade is too high (grade 10) which is almost godly cheat. so they swap it with the katana which is grade 7. But didn’t mention that katana is also indestructible until now.

  4. So, the “peddler” transfered the indestructible property to the katana when she did the trade. I thought that might have been the case.

  5. yeah only 280 chapters to catch up to the author

  6. Check out INTERLUDE 2. “God” doesn’t care about the indestructible qualities. She sends the arch angel to swap the shinai for the katana.

    • Yhea there is really something miss in there….. Like Renya possessing analysis so when he says its indestructible its really indestructible no questions ask…. Just how did they do it?

  7. Thanks for the translation!

  8. God said that an undestructible blunt weapon would be more dangerous than a blade one, because a blade would just cut.
    So he asked the angel to change the form from shinai to katana, it isn’t that strange that it is still indestructible.

    Thanks for the chapter.

  9. What the fuck ???

    Topkek

    Thanks for the chapter

  10. I love that everyone had the same impression about the shinai/katana situation, and thanks to Bramdal for the most reasonable explanation! Moving on…was that bit at the end there, the demon getting cut, or escaping? I didn’t quite follow… 🤔

    Thanks for the chapter! 😃

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  12. Great fight scene, except katana now indestructible as well?!

  13. indestructible shinai is more powerful than the indestructible katana with difference at level. shinai level 10/9 while katana level 7. still both being indestructible?
    thank you!

  14. thanks for the chapter

  15. Well, what I remember Is that, indestructible blade weapon can Pierce and slash space I think, but indestructible blunt weapon can break the world, that’s what I understand from the previous chapter but still the author is facking up with this novel huh.

  16. Reaper Phoenix

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    He should have cut down Cliff-san too.

  17. Thank you for the chapter and all the hard work!

  18. Thanks waiting for ch. 31 impatiently lol

  19. Thank you for the chapter and for your continuing hard work

  20. thx for the chapter :3

  21. Well, this is just poor writing.

    We knew that the angel was meant to make it so he had a katana rather than a shinai. But that was implied to be transforming the original item into a sword.

    The time when the angel acted as a merchant, she had the katana already, and switched it out for the shinai. That made me think “oh, this is just a temporary katana until she transforms the indestructible one”, especially since it was stated to be a rank 7 weapon (a fact that the protagonist could have checked up on).

    But no, this is the indestructible one (which makes me question how god did that when the angels said she couldn’t just give him an indestructible sword…but she did?). My problem here: the protagonist never knew that his shinai could cut spells, and he shouldn’t think this katana is indestructible either. So why in the hell did he try using the famously fragile katana against a spell?

    Also, why the hell does the demon know what a katana is? Is that a translation thing, or did the demon actually use the right term?

  22. Maybe the peddler was the angle the God send to change the indestructible shinai to and indestructible katana.

  23. In the interlude before chapter 28 that didn’t get translated it explains what happened.

  24. Do the devils have some sort of contact with the japanese? It’s curious how this devil knew what a katana is while the other adventurers were surprised with it even though humans have been in frequent contact with “Lost” people.

  25. that demon knows about katana

  26. Wrong. It’s not poor writing or the author forgetting. There is an interlude after chapter 28 that wasn’t translated. That interlude shows the angel returning to the goddess with the shinai. Towards the end the god monologues how funny it will be when the angel finds out she transferred the shinai’s properties to the uchigatana.

  27. Thank u always for ur great work…
    ^^…

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