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Chapter 266: Receiving a windfall
When I first came to this world, Shisho had wrapped around behind me countless times using something that seemed like instantaneous movement but what happened there was ultra fast.
But the Emperor actually did not show any signs of preparatory movements and appeared behind Lionel as he stretched his miasma-covered arm toward Lionel.
With the sound of sizzling meat, The right arm that the Emperor stretched forward did not touch Lionel at all as it was burnt by a pale flame … and immediately following that, accompanied by the sound of something cutting through the air, that arm fell onto the floor.
” … I have cautioned you before in the past. You must not let your opponent know your attack timing when springing a surprise attack. And to assume that your attack would be blocked. And to not wildly brandish a new power.”
The Emperor transferred back to the original position he was standing at and fell to his knee from the pain of losing his right arm.
Compared to the Emperor, I was more interested in knowing the method Lionel used to cut the Emperor’s right arm.
Just seconds ago, the Emperor stretched his arm toward Lionel while saying ‘Give me your power.’
Furthermore, instead of instantaneous movement, he used a spell that seemed like teleportation?
I had a very bad premonition. That was why I decided to act just in case it turned out to be true.
It should not directly affect the duel with the Emperor since it was isolated away from him.
In any case, there wasn’t an option to leave such a dangerous thing unattended.
“【O Holy Dragon, this fragment that is filled with evil magic, purify and destroy it】.”
Something unexpected happened as the dragon that flew out from my Illusionary Wand consumed the Emperor’s right hand.
A scream like the death throes of a demon came from the right arm and it disappeared without leaving any ashes after it had been burnt by the pale flame.
“Yo-you bastard, what have you done!!”
The Emperor watched the scene dumbfounded before turning to me, his anger over the disappearance of his right arm triumphed over the pain of the loss of his arm, as he stood up and shouted at my direction.
“Regardless of what that was, I had a very bad feeling about it so I made it disappear. It won’t affect your duel with Lionel so there shouldn’t be any problems.”
“You bastard, you bastard who revived Lionel, the Healer who kept getting in the way of my rule.”
It seemed as though the Emperor finally took a look at me but I no longer felt the strange feeling I had previously at all.
I was a little more at ease and I introduced myself.
“Sorry. I realized that I had not introduced myself. I am Luciel. To be accurate, I am currently a Sage and am borrowing the strength of Lionel and the others.”
“I don’t care less about such things!! Do you understand what you have destroyed?”
It hurt a little to have my introduction get shot down like that but it seemed that the Emperor’s right arm was his trump card.
“No idea? I was surprised that the right arm would give out a death throe but I have no clue as to what it was.”
I really had no clue and it was probably nothing good anyway. I quickly wrapped the Holy Dragon’s power around my body.
Considering what happened before, I was a little anxious about my remaining magical power but I decided to follow my gut feeling more than usual.
“That was my trump card, capable of snatching the ability of others and had sealed the Demon Lord, something I had transplanted on me using the techniques from the Otherworld. You actually dare to —”
He glared at me with eyes filled with resentment but I no longer cared about such trivial matters.
So it seemed that he had defeated the demon, the self-proclaimed Demon Lord, who possessed the cheat-like ability …
Perhaps that bad feeling I had was an intuition from Supreme Luck-sensei informing me of an existence that had the potential to be its enemy?
With this, the world was finally peaceful and the tranquil days … would be great if they came but I guess it won’t happen so easily …
Ha~ I realized the fate of the reincarnated individual who acquired Space-Time Attribute after hearing the usage of that right arm.
I asked the Emperor to confirm my suspicions.
“Perhaps that teleportation ability was?”
“I naturally snatched it from that reincarnated individual … for the sake of my rule, that reincarnated individual’s rare ability is just a tool for my cause. More importantly, only you, I will never forgive you bastard.”
Reincarnated individuals are treated as tools huh … Well, I felt that reincarnated individual should have acted more prudently too …
Then, Lionel once again stepped between us and spoke.
“Luciel-sama, please leave this to me. His Majesty’s opponent should be me. And if Your Majesty travels down a wrong path, it is the task of a vassal to stop you. That is my final duty.”
Lionel said as he readied his Flaming Greatsword and the Emperor also drew his sword with his left hand.
But another voice butted in.
“Se-sensei, His Majesty is already at death’s door. Is it not possible to just imprison him without killing him?”
Even now His Highness Albert spoke out-of-place words so I turned to look at him and saw that his face had turned blue … his blood has totally receded and he was completely pale.
He only thought of getting the Emperor to retire and crown himself the Emperor but did he have lingering emotions for his familial ties? Or did he get cold feet after sensing the increasing reality of him actually becoming the Emperor?
Lionel questioned His Highness Albert to explore the true meaning behind his words.
And the Emperor also turned to look at His Highness Albert while still with his sword at the ready.
“Your Highness Albert … why did you lead the resistance and attack the Empire? It was … in order to defeat His Majesty right?”
What? Why is it completely different from what he said at Ebisu? Now that I think about it, it was the fake Mr. Bazak, Raizak, that told us of the fundamental plan of action but … don’t tell me …
“(Putting a stop to) Imposing heavy taxes on the citizens for a war that can’t be won, and giving favourable treatment to individuals who excel in strength and snubbing civil servants; releasing illegal slaves from the illegal slave traders, punishing soldiers who do whatever they please in the Imperial Capital, and releasing those innocently imprisoned; those were the purpose right? Who was it that helmed it?” (TL: I can’t wrap my head around how the front two are actually their aims? so I added in ‘putting a stop to’)
Lionel stated the fundamental plan of action of the resistance.
However, thinking about it now, Raizak was one of the key person deciding on the fundamental policy. That Raizak was from the enemy camp so it was likely to be a farce.
Well, if they don’t shift from the original plan and stick to it, this country should become a country that is good to live in even if the military strength falls.
“I-I just did not want to see the Imperial Citizens get hurt any longer. That’s why, Your Majesty, please abdicate the seat to me.”
“You can snatch it from me if you want it.”
“Does Your Highness have the determination to kill His Majesty”
It ended up as the two veterans picking on the newcomer.
“Th-that’s why it should be fine if we just imprison His Majesty right? His Majesty is just in a state of confusion because he has been too busy. Lionel too, please return and help to build this country.”
Just one of the three individuals was way too different from the others. It could be felt even if it wasn’t said out loud.
What kind of expression should I give? There seemed to be nothing but peaceful flower gardens in His Highness Albert’s head.
The Emperor snapped when His Highness Albert raised his voice.
“That is why you are hopeless, no goals, no determination, and no effort either. There’s no way I would entrust this Empire that I had made great advances to a trash like you. I gave you mercy by disinheriting you but … I give up. Die.”
Leaving aside the hopeless His Highness Albert, I was sure that the Emperor would use transfer magic so I closed my eyes and focused all my intent on the moment I sensed a ripple in the magical power.
And as expected, being the person who ruined everything, I bore the brunt of the attack.
I felt bad for Lionel but I didn’t intend to die so I tried resisting to the best of my ability.
“【O Thunder Dragon, leave everything in the dust and snatch the opponent’s freedom with a stroke of lightning.】”
After evading the Emperor’s blade by a few centimeters, I countered with a strike to his torso.
After confirming that the strike caused the Emperor’s body to float up, I fell to my knee.
“I’m almost at Magical Power depletion. Lionel, can I trust you to end everything?”
I asked Lionel with a miserable smile and Lionel affirmed it with a bitter smile.
I then turned my sight to the Emperor who was blown back as well as the appearance of His Highness Albert who was unable to stand due to fear.
Thank you for reading.
Hi readers, it has almost been three years since I started translating this series and as the first series I ever tried translating, it has helped me immensely and I have had wonderful experiences translating this series.
Unfortunately, since some time ago, I have had a lot of trouble sitting down to translate this series as there are numerous errors in the raw which forces me to have to interpret or guess a lot of the details; the story is wonderful but the writing flow is terrible; the fighting scenes are kind of anticlimactic to me; and I have difficulty imagining where the author is headed with the story.
I have thought of this for months and sadly I have decided to put this series on the back-burner for the foreseeable future. I will try to at least finish this arc or at least this section with the Emperor but the releases will no longer be scheduled.
If there are any translators out there who wish to pick this series up, feel free to do so and let me know. For all the fans of this series out there, please accept my sincerest apologies for failing to complete this series.
For all the readers who enjoy my translations, please do follow my other two series Slow Life Frontier (a new series which I feel shows great potential that I will be focusing on now) as well as Growth Cheat.
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Kinda sad that your stopping but I felt that the story is just getting a bit stale and disjointed for some odd reason. Did the author just experience burnout?
I’m not sure if the author experienced burnout at the point of releasing this chapter at that time but he is definitely experiencing it now as the chapter releases are months apart (possible due to the novelization of this series as well). Unfortunately the story has always been a little disjointed and without much direction which is a pity given the potential for the characters and story.
The Almighty 404
Are you going to change your icon to something related to Slow Life Frontier or Growth Cheat now that you’re putting Invincible Saint on the back-burner ?
I wouldn’t mind doing so if my readers kindly drew them for me *hint hint*
It still has not been picked up at this point as far as i can tell 🙁 the authors writing style really does make it diificult and i am not asking you to pick this up again for free but for those of us interested could it be a goal on patreon for you to return to do more chapters or is it completely dropped at this point?
Thanks for your interest in this series 🙂 Unfortunately I’m quite busy at the moment with the other two series ongoing. Perhaps I will put up a poll to gauge the interest in this series someday or something on patreon? One gauge currently present would be the donation for extra chapter for this series …
Ok. Thank you very much. Just kinda sucks that book 12 didnt get finished. I do recognize the wiriting style and level of detail the writer gives is very lacking and makes large assumptions of the reader. Im only able to follow along and enjoy it as much as i do because i fill in the blanks of what they meant in my head so it can actually make sense. Maybe when i get a better job ill fund the extra chapters just so this series gets some closure. I would have thought this being their second (or maybe even later) work that they would have a good style.
TL;DR story good, writer has poor execution.
Thank you for everything you done. I enjoy your translations and will keep up with your other work. If you ever find the spare time to pick it up again I will gladly reread the series just to catch up once again.
Thanks for the chapter!
Sad to hear you will “put it back on back-burner”, but I understand your feelings and in fact share them with you. I already read your other translations, hope to see more of them coming in future!
All good things must come to an end, the same holds true as this series. Thanks for the treat.
Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)
Wishy washy albert appears again~
Thanks for the chapter. But… you’re possibly dropping this? I understand that you’re getting tired, but I do have a complaint. I tried to keep silent, but Growth Cheat has only three chapters left before you’re caught up. Slow Life Frontier is safe, but what are you gonna do when Growth Cheat’s caught up? That’s what I want to know.
Once I catch up to Growth Cheat, I’ll focus on Slow Life Frontier to increase the release frequency. Maybe after a break then I’ll come back and revisit Invincible Saint if nobody picks it up.
Okay, I was a little worried. Both Growth Cheat and Slow Life are good, so I know you’ll probably TL GC when it updates again after getting caught up. I did read some of the raws for SL, so there’s much I’m excited about getting properly translated. If you do come back to this for a change of pace, I’ll gladly read.
Thanks for the support 😀
As a reader that read this since the first time you translate this, I kind of feel the same way, at the start it was amazing, but at this point it somewhat become stale…
Still hoping the romance progression between Luciel and the knight girl and tbh that is one of the point that made me interested in this series.
IMHO the thing that made this novel lost it’s charm at this point is Luciel is already at the top (as a sage) and don’t really have a strong motivation or purpose?
Sorry for all this time only read and lurk but never really commented lol
Well considering that the author makes us do some serious mental gymnastics to understand the underlying implications and motives MC somehow senses, it isn’t surprising that motivation went down. Considering that the readers have to do such things, I imagine it is even more annoying and baffling for you who translates.
Thanks so much for the translation Tseirp 🙂
Have a great day!
Has anyone else chosen to pick this up, I miss reading it.
hope will have someone pick up the LN version…
Thanks for the hard work over the years. I’ve always enjoyed your translations.
No one has pick it up yet?
So, I did some thinking on how we perceive Luciel and his goals of “Die of old age, and raise a family”.
He really isn’t getting any closer to them. Yes, he is making his way to a point where he cannot be killed, thus ensuring his “Die of old age” goal . . . but while he has many “options” on who he could start a family with, NONE of them are progressing, in any way.
I feel like, the way events of the world are progressing, and how he keeps getting wrapped up in them, I feel that the world will not experience any kind of quiet time before the hero is born. I feel that things will just keep ramping up, and Luciel will continually be asked to help resolve them. However, he will then probably be asked to train the Hero, since he would then be the most suited to teach him – he is a Sage, after all, and has a wide repertoire of skills. Most likely after that, he will get wrapped up into the Hero’s party, help subjugate the Demon King (especially since he will have a lot of experience with Demons), and then help clean up with the remaining forces.
Since the birth of the Hero is in something like 40-ish years, and we can expect that the Hero will be ready after 15-20 years, and Luciel is already a young adult, Luciel will end up being quite an old man once the Hero is ready. There’s also no telling how long the Demon Lord’s subjugation will take, and how long it will be before the remnants are taken care of.
At this point, all I can see of Luciel is him returning to the Pope, with white hair and a beard, battle scarred, muscles shredded, and completely impervious to anything – the “Massively Overpowered Grandpa” type. I just see him walking up to the Pope, tired, a bit sad (cause he is lonely), and asking the Pope if there is anything else that needs to be done.
And they just have this moment, where the Pope can finally say “Yes, everything is taken care of”, but both are aware that, even though Luciel can now live a peaceful life, and die of old age, he is far past the time where he could have a family. All his friends have moved on or passed away, with any potential lovers having done the same – with some of them starting a family of their own.
It’s just this massive, bittersweet moment of “You have literally spent your ENTIRE LIFE saving the world, and now all you get to do is enjoy the rest of your years sad and alone”. The Pope will know this, and would be aware that she basically robbed Luciel of his dream of having a family. Luciel will look back, knowing that he gave it up somewhat forced, somewhat willingly, since there was not another person more suitable than himself.
That sounds so sad! 🙁 Unfortunately it seems plausible.
Yeah, it did seem to not have that great a focus, in some ways.
It’s somewhat like several different stories shmooshed together forceably and made to share the same MC.
If more was required than just translating, but actually original writing to make sense of it all based upon your guess as to where it is all going… there’s the possibility of guessing wrong, and having to go back and do major rewrites of those places where you filled things in based upon your understanding at the time.
Translating is supposed to be fun, if you aren’t being paid for it at professional rates.
If it isn’t fun anymore, then yes, drop the title.
Work on something you enjoy.
Now, in regard to the end of this chapter, there’s no way anyone with any sense of responsibility can allow the prince to become Emperor.
His sister, maybe.
She did demonstrate ability by cleaning up after him all the time, but that she kept doing so rather than allow his incompetence carry the proper penalties shows a lack of judgement in regard to allowing him the chance to mature.
No way in hell.
Not after that last scene.
He’s not capable of making decisions that matter.
It’s too late for him to learn, even if he was capable of doing so, there isn’t any time left for him to mature prior to a successor to his father being appointed.
Thanks for the translations 🙂
Of the 10 souls, so far we have 1 making helpful magic tools, all the rest we have seen or heard about so far having been making a mess of things (even the appraisal only girl) and the MC has basically been cleaning up their messes while freeing the sealed dragons.
Thanks for translating this! I’ve read this a few times and it resonates with me to a weird degree, partly due to your great translation. Just wanted to let you know, years after you finished with the series that I appreciate all the hard work you put in!
Invisible Saint Lover
Please pick this up again, the series went so far, it honestly such a shame to just leave it here and I actually rather enjoy it not becoming a harem or ecchi series as it allows the series to better focus on other aspects that are actually important to the story, I know you’ve been working on other series, but I really don’t like reading about mc who only gets female slaves for those slaves to fall completely in love with said mc simply because he treated them nicely, it so over done, focusing too much on the sexual aspect of the character and just feels wrong.
All I ask is that at least the book is finished, I understand not going past they point, but it has been left so unfinished and the machine translation seems to be worse than normal for the raws, I don’t even care if it done that well I just want something that is decently readable.
Deadscream Bloody Mary
It has been years since I read this…. so nostalgic.
I’m glad you are still translating novel.
I hope you have a relaxing vacation.