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SL Chapter 50

Chapter 50: Bandit Knight that was washed up on a stream

Translator: Tseirp


As I was walking, I somewhat heard somebody groaning.

I suspiciously walked toward the source of that sound.


“Uu … cold.”


I saw a huge man shivering while seated next to a bonfire.

The man was in only his underwear and his clothes were drying on a nearby tree branch.


“I almost drowned and I had to take off my armor in the middle of the river, the full plate was expensive though.”


The man muttered with teary eyes as he snapped a branch in two and tossed it into the bonfire.


All right, I’ll assume I didn’t see anything.

Just as I turned to the right to leave that place …


“Wait! That person there, wait!”


Geh, he saw me.

The man noisily approached me.

It seemed like a sign of trouble so I wanted to escape but I guess it won’t be good if I ran away without saying anything.


“Ah, is there anything?”


I subtly hinted with an aura that I honestly found it annoying as I answered with a friendly smile.


“Umu, I am the Drake Rider Otto. The raid leader of the glorious Knights of Fafnir.”

“Drake Rider?”


『Drake Rider』 was a Superior Divine Protection in the Calvary system and just as the name implied, they bond with Drakes and was a Divine Protection that specialized in fighting while riding on Drakes.

If compared against the similar but more common Divine Protection 『Wyvern Rider』that rode on Wyverns, the 『Drake Rider』 was fundamentally stronger.

There were various reasons but the number one reason was that the 『Drake Rider』 had the ‘Human-Drake Unity’ skill which allowed them to bestow the skills they possess to the Drake they were riding on.

Naturally, Drakes have their own Divine Protection as well so by gaining two Divine Protections, they would be able to overwhelm opponents of the same Divine Protection level as them.


However, that did not mean that the 『Drake Rider』 was a ‘strong’ Divine Protection.

Drake Riders had one fatal shortcoming.

A Drake Rider can only bond with a single Drake in his lifetime.

Even if they have numerous powerful skills, once they lose that single Drake, they would never get another chance. Once that happens, the remaining skills brought about by their Divine Protection would become that of the lower-grade 『Cavalry』 Divine Protection and, because of the allocation of skills toward bonding with Drakes, they would be inferior to Cavalry of the same level.


Because of that …


” … And that was how the monstrous giant Glendale lost his compatible trusted partner.”


That was often used in the past for heroic tales of those from the strong Divine Protection systems.

That was to say, even without losing the skills from Drake Rider, they could not be used once their partner was lost.


“Ah, what? Knights of Fafnir?”


The Blacksmith Mogurim once mentioned that name.

I had not heard of it before but was it trending at the moment?


“Yes, the Knights of Fafnir! People living in the remote border of Zoltan might not be familiar but apart from the honorable Knights of Bahamut and the ruthless Knights of Tiamat, the third Knight Order that everyone in the Imperial Capital knows about is the Knights of Fafnir! I was active as a Drake Rider there.”

“I don’t know about it.”

“It can’t be helped that you are ignorant of the common knowledge in Central when living in the countryside like Zoltan. It’s nothing to be ashamed about.”


He comforted me by patting my shoulder.

I stared at the man called Otto with reproachful eyes.

I was once the Vice Captain of that Knights of Bahamut after all.


“So, what does Knight-sama want? I am in a hurry after all.”

“Right! I have a request.”


“I, in order to subjugate the Hill Giant Dandak, obtain his castle and become a noble who possess territory, came to Zoltan.”


I heard that before.

Three years ago, five Hill Giants attacked and took over the castle of the lord situation northwest to Zoltan.

Zoltan sent a subjugation party once but they were routed and since the nobles who owned that land were all killed by the giants, it has been neglected all this time.

Occasionally, reckless adventurers who dream of owning a castle challenge them and they never return but it doesn’t cause any particular problems.


“Hmm~, I see. Good luck, bye.”

“Wait wait wait, listen to the end.”


Otto hurriedly stopped me as I was about to leave.


“In order to look for martial artists who could fight against giants, I challenged the people crossing the bridge.”

“Ah, so you are that troublesome Knight.”

“And then, today, I finally encountered a female warrior who possesses equal strength as I do. That was fate and I shall find that female warrior, defeat the evil Hill Giants together and obtain the castle!”


Otto became embarrassed after saying so much.


“And I shall propose to that female warrior and live in that castle together.”

“Ah, I see, good luck.”

“Wait wait wait, just a little more, next is the main topic.”


Otto hurriedly stopped me once again as I was about to leave.

I’d like it if he hurried up and gave up.


“So what exactly do you want me to do.”

“No, it isn’t anything major.”


He was acting bashfully.

A giant man over two meters tall acting like that was nothing less than disgusting though.


“When I was tossed into the river, my weapon, armor, luggage, and money was washed away … so I would like to borrow money. I will return it to you after I obtain the castle.”



I naturally answered immediately.


“Even if I lower my head?”


“Then there’s no other way! I will have you leave your money even if I have to use force!”


Otto exclaimed as he opened both his arms and attacked. In only his underwear.


“If you don’t want to feel pain, obediently buheraaaaaa!?”


Before he knew it, my right straight with the force of my entire body behind it slammed into Otto’s face.

Hah, that’s bad, I reflexively retaliated. I didn’t want to fight because I didn’t want to stand out but in actual fact, I guess I was instinctively irritated.


Otto flew backward and caused a large splash of water as he once again fell into the river.

Otto’s body floated up onto the surface of the water and was taken down the river by the current.

That guy was a bandit so it doesn’t matter, I guess I’ll hurry on forward.


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  1. Fui

    First, time to translate this chapter to Vietnamese, thanks Tseirp for your hard work as always :3

  2. Isaac

    Otto flew backward and caused a large splash of water as he once again fell into the river.

    twice in a day, first by a girl and then her younger brother lol

  3. Yup, knew it. He endured enough I guess?


  4. Thanks for the chapter!

    Otto, think of yourself as extremely lucky you won’t meet her again…

  5. Thanks for the chapter.

    As much as I want to get back to the diabetes, I’m laughing at that idiot. First by the imouto, and again by her onii-chan.

  6. Filip Dinca

    To think the idiot at the bridge was this one, I’m amazed at how much i underestimated the stupidity of a novel character.
    I really dislike stupid and lying characters. Just stupid is ok, lying is bad, and stupid+lying is just asking for a good paddling.
    If that dumbass ever appears back in the story, I hope he’s kicked back out faster than here.
    This chapter hurts(cringe), but at least it ends with a nice splash.
    Thanks for the translation as always!

  7. Visser

    Brother like Sister aye?
    no luck for the Bandit though >.>

  8. Thank you Tseirp!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Seriously, what are you expected to do, if some big guy in only underwear, jumps at you saying he’s gonna hurt you…no sympathy for him when he gets thrashed, he had it coming.

  10. Zax

    At least he heard him out before removing him. Thanks for the chapter

  11. kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  12. Not important

    What is with people in this world and expecting to be able to recruit someone more powerful then themselves. Both Albert and now Otto thought that. Albert should have realized that Red is at least more skilled then he is since the bear we killed by a weak weapon but tested as if he was weaker then himself. And Otto was either lying about recruiting or thought that after being defeated by someone they would follow them

    • Dusty

      Because their world is filled with conflict and, as they are both humans, they expect to band together.

  13. Thanks!!!
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  14. sjmcc13

    Man, this guy is either lying or majorly exaggerating about his background. Maybe the order exists and he is exaggerating its prominence, but is is a bad lie especially in a time of war where some people will decide to move further from the front lines, and stories of the various orders deeds would spread far and wide. That and if he was from central, and one of its military orders, there should be a good chance he would recognize Ruti and Gideon.

    He is also obviously lying about the bridge. he was charging a toll to extort money from people.

  15. Pham Huu Khoi

    It wouldnt stop with just a punch if Red know that girl is his sister tho…

  16. Cutie Meow


  17. Kuzo

    Thanks for the chappu~

    Lol~ this chapter is short but hilarious

  18. ResidentialPsycho

    It would be funny if the Bahamut Knights encountered the MC for some reason.

  19. Lol, First the little sister, next the big brother… it would be his bad luck if he encounter the wife next..

  20. Daeng Yoja

    lol…red is expert in avoiding a hidden quest…

  21. Thanks for the chapter.
    castle of the lord situation northwest to Zoltan – situated

  22. Random reader

    Finally I see how bro and sis are related finally a common trait lol but I feel high aiming weak characters with Amazing survival luck are gonna become routine comedy so sure this isnt last we’ve seen of him

  23. “a female warrior who possesses equal strength as I do” …equal strength, he says lol.

  24. Lockon Stratos

    hmm.. why does red’s and otto encounter remind me so much of yuusha yoshihiko..

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