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SL Chapter 52

Chapter 52: The assassin warns of the True Hero

Translator: Tseirp


“You’re the girl from yesterday!”


The gatekeeper cried out after seeing the young girl’s face.


“You know her?”

“Red! You’ll be surprised to hear that her companion dragged, with only one hand, a fat frog that was hibernating in the mud near the castle walls and defeated it using martial arts I had never seen before with a worn-out goblin blade!”


The girl’s cheeks twitched subtly.

That seemed to be a topic that she didn’t want to touch on.


However, the movement of her expressions was inconspicuous so the gatekeeper did not notice.


“That older girl, what was her name, Ru … Ruti?”



I thought she would ignore him but she corrected him, maybe because she disliked that he was mistaking her companion’s name.


“Oh, right, Ruru! Traveler-san, Tifa right if I remember correctly. If you plan to stay in Zoltan for the long term, you can head over to the Adventurers Guild, we’re always short on skilled adventurers and that fat frog too, I put in a request asking for the removal of it as it would be dangerous after its hibernation but nobody accepted it at all.”


The Greater Giant Frog was a surprisingly troublesome monster despite how it looked.

It would use its tongue to capture its opponents and although it seems slimy, the razor-sharp frog teeth can easily chew through chainmail and even if it failed to chew through your armor, it had the troubling habit of swallowing you first.

It was not an opponent that D-rank adventurers could face. A party of C-rank adventurers attacking it together would not be able to let their guard down either. That was the kind of opponent it was.


By defeating that Greater Giant Frog alone, that Traveler Ruru should possess an ability in the upper C-rank or around B-rank.


The girl called Tifa glanced at the gatekeeper who was speaking incessantly.


“Hey, leave it at that. You’re troubling the traveler.”

“Eh, really?”

“Yeah, that child came here to eat oden alone.”


Tifa nodded slightly.

The gatekeeper scratched his head awkwardly.


“Sorry, I got a little excited.”

“It’s okay, excuse me, I would like to take the remainder home, is that all right?”


Tifa said as she stood up, took the remainders from Oparara after ordering an additional chikuwa and konjac jelly and left.


“See, you made her angry.”


I said as I finished the remaining beer in my cup.


“Well then, I’ll be leaving too.”

“Eh — keep me company for another cup and comfort me for having angered the traveler.”

“Don’t want to.”

“Geh — Oparara! I’ll have a chikuwa too!”

“Ah, please wrap chikuwa, radish and chicken meat for me, I’m bringing it back for Lit.”


I placed one Quarter Peryl silver coin and a couple common copper coins on the counter as payment.




Tise was wary of being tailed so she detoured a couple of times before returning to her inn at the harbor.


“What happened?”


Ruti asked after noticing Tise’s condition.


“Hero-sama, please be careful. To be honest, I was looking down on the remote region but there seems to be a troublesome opponent in Zoltan too.”

“Troublesome opponent?”

“A young man. We only talked for a short time but he noticed my gear and knives.”


Tise said as she pointed at the Mithril Silver weaved into her clothes and the knives she concealed.

Her equipment was calculated to not make even the sound of a pin drop no matter how violently she moved about.

Not to mention mediocre opponents, Tise was confident that even those who possess the Divine Protection of Investigator and Detective would probably not notice.


“However, he saw through me. He also had ability, probably close to my equivalent. I don’t think I will be able to win if we fought in a situation where he had the advantage. Of course, it would be different for Hero-sama.”


Although she paled in comparison to the Hero, Tise was chosen by Ares as the strongest in the Assassin Guild.

Tise would not humble herself in such comparisons. That was purely her judgment.

Above all that, Tise judged that the man could be the strongest opponent she has ever faced.


“A person like that shouldn’t be living unaffiliated and in obscurity. He might be the strongest adventurer in Zoltan.”

“But at the tavern, they mentioned that the strongest person in Zoltan right now was the B-rank Byuui.”

“That is probably the public image. I sensed some kind of dignity from that man’s bearing. Maybe … he used to conduct himself with official Knight Order etiquettes.”

“Knight Order.”


The face of a person Ruti knew very well appeared in her head.

However, there were plenty of Knights in the world. The person she met yesterday on the bridge who she couldn’t really remember was a Knight too. Ruti denied her own thoughts.

Tise continued talking without noticing that.


“A former Knight and a veteran warrior who fought at the frontlines against the Demon Lord Army. I feel that a person like that could only end up in the remote border if he did something dishonorable. It would generally be ignored if adventurers had some dishonor to their name but a Knight would implicate his entire Knight Order.”

“I see.”

“Although I do not know what it was …”


Tise pondered a little.


“This is nothing more than speculation but perhaps he was alienated by his superior because he was young and excellent and he had no choice but to kill him. I can’t imagine a person with such skills to flee here because of a simple loss.”

“I see.”


Tise took off the short sword that she had suspended on her belt.

She sat on the bed and sighed deeply.


“Zoltan does not have any decent adventurer. The strongest adventurer was only B-rank. I found it weird how they were able to subjugate a Senior-rank Demon.”


Tise heard a little about the incidents that occurred in Zoltan from Ares who had questioned Albert.


A senior-rank demon and B-rank adventurer colluded and it was stopped by a skilled adventurer.

However, according to the information she gathered in Zoltan yesterday and today, it was a traveling adventurer and the Guards who settled the incident. That adventurer was apparently also currently recorded as B-rank.


“Those are information for the masses. The true hero is probably that man. Now that I think about it, getting along with the gatekeeper was probably so that he could gather information on the people who visit the town. He stood up immediately after I stood up as well so he was wary of me. Only drinking a cup instead of a jug meant that he was vigilant on a regular basis and could naturally act at any time. With an attitude that everywhere is a battlefield, no interest in fame and only holds pride in his silent accomplishments, a true hero.”


Tise reflected on her actions.

She was naive to think that the only trouble in this journey would be covering up for the Hero.

A Hero’s journey would not be so simple, even in the remote border Zoltan, huge obstacles would stand in the Hero’s path.


“Hero-sama, we must decide on our policy.”


“To cooperate with that man or to oppose him. If he was a Knight and a brave warrior, I feel that his beliefs should be similar to ours.”

“That would be difficult. The Alchemist I seek seems to be in the prison ward.”



Ruti seemed to have gathered information too.

Tise was worried if Ruti had caused any disturbances but judging by how she didn’t say anything, probably nothing happened. The Hero had done information gathering herself since before.

Although it was through tapping the shoulders and more of intimidation rather than negotiation …


Ruti heard from the Contract Demon that an Alchemist who was the close aide of Big Hawk produced the medicine. However, after drinking the medicine, the Contract Demon refused to say a word so she could only get the Alchemist’s name and physique in the end …

All of Big Hawk’s close aides were confined in the prison and she found information that corresponded to the Alchemist and that he was under medical treatment in the prison ward for the slash on his shoulder during the riot.


“As long as I conceal the fact that I am the Hero, it would be impossible to take the Alchemist away through negotiations.”

“I see … then it will be a prison break huh?”


“We will be antagonizing the entire town. And that man.”

“Shall I meet that man directly?”


Meet and defeat.

Tise determined that was what she was implying.


” … Of course, Hero-sama would not lose. That would be impossible but that man has probably also considered the situation where he is defeated. It would be dangerous to meet him without investigating his background.”

“I see.”


The Hero nodded while tilting her head slightly.


It would be unfair to blame Tise for being over-vigilant.

Tise, who as an Assassin, had seen many ambitious individuals and conspirators and could never imagine with her common sense that a person with ability close to hers would actually aim for a leisurely slow life.


The two of them discussed their future plans late into the night.


At that time, Ugeuge-san was sleeping with its legs folded down in Tise’s pouch.


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    First, thanks for chapter as always ‘3’

  2. Thanks for the chapter.

    I guess Tise never really interacted with Red aka Gideon during the journey? Then again, she did work directly under that jerk Ares.

  3. Pham Huu Khoi

    Tks for the chapter~ imouto incoming….

  4. Ie

    There is already victim to this frog The Greater Giant Frog.. Especially some adventure party lead by scoundrel name Kazuma….

  5. Barnaby

    Hmm… If it was a different story, Red and Ruti would probably both be wearing disguises and then oppose each other while being unaware of the other’s identity until they already crossed blades but… If it was this girl, wouldn’t her will to live be crushed if she found out that she raised her sword against him?

    • shelwyn

      Eh? If it was another novel wouldn’t the MC be an enouche harem protagonist and his sister would be an insane bro con?

  6. Now I see why the spider is not on her shoulder.


  7. kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  8. xanon

    Thanks for the chapter! This chapter reminded me that Red/Gideon is still pretty young himself – only a few years older that the hero. Lately I had been imagining him as late 20s, early 30s. Lits probably around the same age, helps explain some of their awkwardness.

  9. Thank you Tseirp!!

  10. Thanks for the chapter! oh no its onii-chan investigation time i hope theres no blood bath later

  11. Some Guy

    I’ve been trying to remember who Ruti reminds me of, and I think I’ve got it. She’s a non-villainess version of Jon Irenicus from Baldur’s Gate 2. If you’re asking, “Who?” Well, YouTube has his character motivation scene. (TL;DW: A guy is punished by a god. Part of this punishment was the stripping of emotion. Now he lives only to fulfill a goal made the last time he felt an emotion. The emotion was anger.)

    • JuJu

      Ruti actually reminds me of Tatsuya from Mahouka, especially from his younger years. Just like him, Ruti has little emotion except for a strong emotional affection towards a sibling. The only difference is that Tatsuya grew into more independence thanks to the wishes of his sister, whereas Ruti is still largely beholden to her imposed duty.

      • Some Guy

        I’m sure it’s not the first nor last time the archetype has been used, but tell me a Ruti faithfully following the hero’s call wouldn’t end up saying something akin to Jon’s lines. “I do not remember your love. I have tried. I have tried to recreate it, to spark it anew in my memory, but it is gone. A hollow, dead thing. For years I clung to the memory of it. Then the memory of the memory. And then nothing. The (gods) took that from me, too. I look upon you and feel nothing.”

  12. Zax

    Happy coincidence. Thanks for the chapter

  13. Reaper Phoenix

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Oh! The misunderstanding.

  14. Filip Dinca

    So, that’s why no spider detected. That is the most important part of this chapter, Ugeuge-san was sleeping! Pets are always the most important!
    Thanks for the chapter! Can’t wait for the bro-sis meeting.

  15. Adel

    OK…yeeeeeah, the author is just teasing us at this point. This is going to get dragged out as long as possible with near misses and misunderstandings. *sigh*

    • Don’t assume this author is the same *wink*

    • Dancer

      Just like real life. If both wander around searching they will constantly be at the same place at different times.

      The secret to a successful search for a person not trying to hide is to locate a place everyone goes to eventually and hang out while people watching.
      Eventually They wiill come to you

      Credit to Dirk Gently for this search tecnique.

  16. AnonKun

    I guess this is about where Ruti ends up realizing her beloved Onii-chan is shacking up with a former Princess Knight, and barges in on their happy life.

  17. ResidentialPsycho

    It’ll be funny once Ruti realizes who Red is.

  18. Cutie Meow


  19. Daeng Yoja

    can’t wait to see brother(+lover) and sister fatefull encounter, and what ugeuge-san doing while tise investigating red.

    thanks for the chapter

  20. Ascending Flame

    The True Hero may be Red, but the Secret Hero is Ugeuge-san.

  21. Airie

    Ugeuge-san so cute~!

  22. Kuzo

    Thanks for the chappu~

  23. WatsonWAO

    I just read this series a week ago, and this will be my first comment.
    Thanks a lot for the chapter, will gladly wait for the update.

  24. Inbetweenaction

    Whom do I have to murder to be able to live a slow life with oni-sama? Is murder fine, or should I also shatter their mutilated remains over the capital? – hero-sama

  25. Kvetha

    Thank you very much for the chapter!

  26. Ranic

    Oh well, that mob alchemist was red’s customer so all things can still be connected
    Thanks for the chapter ya~

  27. “Shall I meet that man directly?” please do

  28. Kynnath

    I love that Tise basically read the entire plot of the story and his character from glancing at Gideon for 3 seconds.

  29. Nibby

    Tise going big brain just to be super wrong, I mean she was under Ares after all. My expectations were low but damn.

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