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SL Chapter 67

Chapter 67: Asura and Sage

Translator: Tseirp


Ares took off the equipment he had on his body and staggered as he tossed himself onto the bed.




Actually, he wished to not spare a single moment to chase after Ruti but after using magic continuously for days and nights, he was severely exhausted.


(I don’t know the true identity of the wicked scheme that is hindering my dream but my victory is certain.)


The proof of that was his ability to realize the miracle that was capable of finding the Hero in this vast world.

Ares’ lips twisted into a smile.


【Don Don】 Somebody knocked on the door.


“Who is it?”


Ares reluctantly dragged his body up.


“I said, who is it? I wish to rest.”

“It’s me.”


Ares remembered that voice.

But the owner of that voice wasn’t supposed to be there.

Ares stood up cautiously and kept his right hand free in order to be able to cast spells at any time as he slowly approached the room door.


“Are you sure you got the correct room?”


Ares deliberately tried to feign ignorance.


“Yes, I came here to see the Sage Ares. I’m Danan.”


Ares slowly opened the door.

A large man wrapped in thick muscles stood in front of him.


“It’s been a long time.”


The man grinned as he hugged the bag of candied fruits with 『both』 his hands.




“Here, this candied orange is great.”

” ……… ”


After entering the room, Danan offered the bag’s contents to Ares.


“You look very tired. At times like these, candied fruits are the best.”


Ares made a sign with his left hand. He cast a spell for detecting poison and verified that the contents of the bag did not have any traces of poison.


“So cautious.”


Danan smiled bitterly but he didn’t seem to mind.

Ares took one of the candied oranges and put it into his mouth.




Ares realized how much sweet things soothed a tired body.

However, due to his animosity toward Danan, Ares retained his sullen expression.


Danan smiled bitterly at Ares’ expression.


“Looks like you liked it.”

“Danan, why are you here?”

“Me? Naturally, it is to look for Gideon. I found information that Gideon is here. On the contrary, I want to know what Ares is doing in such a remote region, moreover, on your own. Is Hero-sama in a separate inn?”

“Gideon is here?”

“Yeah, he is apparently running an apothecary.”


Was this perhaps a scheme by Gideon? That line of thought crossed Ares’ mind for an instant.

He immediately denied it as foolish. Gideon’s incompetent Divine Protection had no ability to plot such conspiracies.

However, emotionally, his hatred boiled as Gideon seemed to be hindering him once again.

Danan narrowed his eyes when he saw that reaction.


“So where is Hero-sama.”

” … She’s not here.”

“What’s the meaning of that.”

“I don’t need to explain it to you.”

“However, Gideon is here. I have to report that to Hero-sama.”


The edge of Ares’ mouth convulsed like he was sensitive to the topic.

Danan placed his hand on his chin and groaned.


“Hey, tell me what happened. I’m not exactly your enemy. Depending on the situation, I can opt to not report Gideon’s location to Hero-sama.”

” … Why did you switch your stance?”

“Our goal is to defeat the Demon Lord. Not to reunite Hero-sama and Gideon. Furthermore, Gideon plans to settle down here. He no longer thinks about subjugating the Demon Lord. Hey, do you remember Lislet of Logavia? He’s living in this town with that princess-sama.”

“Hah, as expected, Gideon is such a person. Even though I’m continuing to fight, he fled to live a carefree peaceful life and aim to marry into nobility! What a dirty guy!”


Ares hysterically shouted.

Danan was exasperated. Such unreasonable words even though he was the one who chased him away.

Well, that was the reason why he made contact with this guy. Asura, who took the form of Danan, laughed within himself.


“So, it will be a waste of time for Hero-sama to remain here to convince Gideon to come back. I do not wish to waste time as well. I too do not wish that Hero-sama will stop here in a bid to persuade Gideon.”

“I see … that’s very perceptive coming from you.”

“I am the type to say whatever emotion that comes to mind on the spot. I’m a different person altogether when I take it easy to think about my words and use my head.”

“Hmph, sounds very much like you.”


Ares laughed as if making a fool of him.

Danan was inferior to himself after all. Ares secretly felt superior over the man who can’t control his emotions.


“Well, that’s how it is. So why is Hero-sama here? Is it possible that Hero-sama found out about Gideon’s location?”

” …… ”

“What’s wrong?”


Ares seemed to be hesitating whether to say it.


(Has this guy ever failed in anything? I’m reluctant to talk about my own failure.)


Danan was amazed at his foolishness even though it won’t help him to hide the facts as he switched the way he asked the question.


“Well, anyway, we should act while we still have the chance. Gideon is using the alias Red here but he is quite well known in Zoltan.”

“Hmph, so that guy still wish to hold the pretense of being a hero in such a low-level place.”


In actual fact, Red was famous for living together with the Hero Lit but Danan did not have to correct every misconception he had.


“Either way, there’s a high chance Hero-sama will notice that Red and Gideon are the same people. If you have any business in Zoltan, you should get it done as soon as possible. Given how I’ve been to Zoltan first, I know a bit about the place so I can help you.”


Danan … that was Shisandan in disguise, suggested to Ares.

His goal was to discover the 『certain object』 the Wood-Elves sealed prior to their destruction and to bring it back.

Even his choice to risk the danger and make contact with Ares was to ascertain his goal and if it was not related to that 『certain object』, he would make them leave Zoltan even if he had to lend them a hand.


Shisandan had two concerns.

The first was the possibility of the Hero strengthening her combat ability through the Devil’s Divine Protection. In particular, the situation where the humans realize that demon hearts are not needed for it. However, due to its nature that denies Divine Protection, the Holy Church will oppose it; and as long as their Divine Protection still remain even if it is weakened, it will probably not be like the era of Ancient-Elves.

The other concern was if the Hero acquired the 『certain object』that Shisandan was searching for. It would be a blunder that would pale in comparison to having the flying ship snatched from him.


Shisandan may be a key general figure but he was evaluated as being particularly excellent at hiding and working in enemy territories.

That was the reason why he was entrusted to the important task this time.


” … That’s right!”


Ares raised his voice without noticing Shisandan’s thoughts.


“Ruti realized that Gideon and Red were the same people from that demon’s words. That’s why she took the flying ship to this place!”


(Hmph, regardless if this guy’s conjecture is right, the Hero left her companions to come to Zoltan huh? It looks like it has no relation to my mission.)


“Danan! Where is Gideon’s shop!?”

“Of course I know where it is but what do you plan to do?”

“Ruti is currently not in Zoltan but in a mountain far away. I will take this chance to meet Gideon and order him to disappear from Ruti’s sight.”


“That guy is now an ordinary person who has left the party. Shouldn’t he obey my orders!?”

“Sigh, I don’t think he will obediently obey them.”

“I’ll make him obey even if I have to use my power! Now tell me where that guy’s shop is!”


(This guy is so frustrated just because the Hero left him behind huh? If I remember correctly, I heard when I was in Logavia that this guy’s goal was to rebuild his house. He probably can’t leave the Hero party … maybe I can use him for something.)


Shisandan’s mouth bent into a grin. If Red was there, just by seeing that expression, he would probably notice that was not an expression Danan would make.


“Well, fine. I’ll lead you there.”


And if Ares had his usual composure, he would have noticed that Danan who was close to Gideon would not obediently guide him to the shop going by the flow of the conversation. However.


“Ku, kuku, damn Gideon, just how far must you hinder me …”


Ares smiled as if he was convulsing and pale white blood vessels surfaced on his clenched fists.

Ares’ mind was only filled with hatred toward Gideon who was hindering him.


TLN: The author is really going all out to make Ares hated.


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  2. Shirou™

    Thx for the Chapter~!!
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  3. Daeng Yoja

    thank you for the chapter.

  4. Filip Dinca

    Well, that demon found the moron to play with. That’s why kids should stay in school, to learn to not be idiots like that, easy to manipulate. Makes the next chapters interesting to read. For instance, if Ares will meet the real Dannan, since the demon will 100% not follow him there, what will he do, realize he is a moron, or make up some shit in his mind.
    Thanks for the chapter!

    • Amoonymous

      I’m gonna guess that he burns the shop down (fireball or something) while Gideon is hanging with the real Danan.

      I’m pretty sure Gideon was planning to head straight to Ruti after grabbing the alchemy stuff, and real Danan will probably go with him – maybe Theodora too.

      Lit should’ve left for the ruins as well, so I’m guessing Ares will show up at the empty shop and be so irrationally mad that he either immediately destroys it, or breaks into it and destroys it when he finds out Gideon isn’t there.

      Hopefully I’m wrong and he just leaves when nobody’s there, but he seems like too much of an arrogant assholes for that.

      • StealthAria

        Nah, I hope he does destroy the shop. Red and Lit have done so much for that town, imagine what would happen if Ares was seen destroying the shop, how Ruti would react once she finds out.

        • AAA

          It would also give Red and Lit a reason to travel with the hero party, or at least discuss the option to do so.

  5. Tran

    Meh, going all cartoon villain with Ares just weakens the story. It’s hard to really care about a villain this unbelievable. It was fine before when he had clear reason and motivations for his actions, but this current behavior is just too much of a stretch.

    • Calvin

      You’re wrong. There are many people in real life who are like Ares.

      Many politicians are like that. So are many MOBA players. Unfortunately, I also personally know a few people like that.

    • Perfectly believable when he isn’t all that smart to begin with, he’s exhausted, and you just gave him a bunch of candy plus something to be angry about.

    • sjmcc13

      He still has clear reasons and motivations, this is just the next step in his breakdown.

      Ares is prideful to an extreme, and overestimates the scholarly and goal achieving aspects of his DP. He think just because he is a Sage DP he will achieve all he wants, but is neglecting the part of his DP that makes that possible which would be making a proper plan and learning the necessary skills. He also refuses to admit when he is wrong.

      HE also seems to think he is better then everyone else. I mean we have seen him act like a superior being to pretty much everyone other then Ruti by now.

      The hero party is disbanded because Ares drove out the glue holding it together in a power play, demanded to take on all the tasks said member performed, failed at each and every one, then refused to share the load and got mad when people mentioned his failures saying the tasks were beneath him.

      Now the party is gone, and he can not accept it because he NEEDS the party for his goals. His pride keeps him from accepting that he is the cause of the breakup, so now he is gong to scapegoat the blame on to someone else and Gideon, who has been his convenient target for a while and whose leaving was the start of the collapse, just happens to be in town.

      He hates Gideon who excels at the areas Ares fails, leading to envy and jealously. but his pride will not let him accept his failures.

      I don’t even think he has thought about what would happen if Ruti bad mouthed him after the DK was killed, which considering how he has been acting she could easily make true claims (that he tried to sabotage the to make himself look better, can not manage to keep simple promises that his DP should make trivial like party logistics, etc) that could destroy his chance of re-building his house.

      • passerby

        I could imagine a kid behaving like that but a grown man with a proper education is not. He’s character is incoherent, and lacks depth. He journeyed with Red and Ruti the longest time so he should know his character already. His assumption that Red is plotting against him but denies it because of Red’s Divine Protection is unable to do that clearly show how shollow he is. This shows a contradiction in his character which is a sly plotting ambitionist. A cartoon vilain that is made to hate the protagonist. He is just a retard now in my eyes.

  6. Am I UnDead Yet?

    Name change:
    Ares to Joffrey

  7. CJ Carlet

    For a Sage… he has low wisdom and Int stats i guess

  8. MrTiemos

    So earlier chapters state that a person’s gift will affect their personality (Ruti being the main example as she’s heavily inclined to help people in need no matter what due to [Hero]). This makes me wonder:
    How does [Sage] affect Ares?
    Perhaps I need to reread earlier chapters as it probably has him seek out knowledge, spells, and/or books, but he doesn’t learn from Gideon (or anyone really as he’s prideful as all hell) and he makes absolutely terrible decisions despite being a [Sage] which you’d think would be pretty wise.
    Perhaps his pride is blinding him, diminishing the effects of [Sage] (see Ruti hit Ares as an example), or he’s just born a moron?

    Thanks for the translation though! Going to reread earlier chapters and have a bucket on hand for when I start puking sugar… again.

  9. Flag Detector-san

    Go go Ares! Go and get rekt Ares go go!!

    Also thanks for the chap~
    Mannnn, should’ve wait one or two more chapters
    The cliff is agonizing xD

  10. Ryune

    At this point i just feel bad for Ares on how much the author makes him retarded as much for a Sage. He should’ve been able to somehow notice atleast on how fake Danan talks but i guess he won’t since his main role is to get hated alot and get rekt later on.

  11. Thanks for the chapter.

    I don’t care too much about Ruti, but I can never forgive Ares if he ruins our dose of Red and Lit diabetes!

  12. Renaxan

    Someone kill ares for me
    I’m gonna pay you with my salary this month.
    Thanks for the chapter

  13. Pham Huu Khoi

    This shitty sage keep getting more and more pathetic everytime i see him…

  14. Thank you Tseirp!

  15. kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  16. Reaper Phoenix

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Too late Ares! They already met.

  17. anonybiw

    This is the villain? Ares couldn’t do shit if not for the blessing gimmick. Having Ares be something like this is just sad.

    • sjmcc13

      Ares is not the villian, the demon manipulating him is the current villian.

    • Zellgato

      He isn’t the villain. He’s just a pawn and a (effective) neutral party.
      The only difference is he has power, he’s no different than anyone else being used, incluing Lit.

      he is a profound idiot in various ways though. Also chaotic neutral borderline selfish evil.

  18. sjmcc13

    “Ares secretly felt superior over the man who can’t control his emotions.”

    LOL. Danan has more control then Ares….

  19. Kvetha

    Thank you very much for the chapter!

  20. Barnaby

    “Ares secretly felt superior…” Secret to who? I don’t think anyone who’s talked with him face to face would miss this guys blatant condescension.

  21. Arienai

    The prime example of the failure of DP system, giving someone whose mentaly wasn’t suit for the crucial job at the crucial time :v

    Ares’s pathetic state is really annoying, hope he will grow up of it fast.

    • Ascending Flame

      I wonder what would happen if he took the Devils Divine Protection Medicine.

      Would he be less of an Areshole? Would he not be so condescending?

      I wonder how much of his arrogance comes from his DP, and how much a slave he is to it, because Red pointed out – he was the only one in the party that wasn’t a slave to his DP. Granted, Danan is suited to his DP, so he really isn’t a slave to it, and the others probably aren’t too much of a slave to their DP either.

  22. pokeperson1000

    *Reads the TLN*

    YA THINK?!

    Thanks for the chapter

  23. Kuzo

    Bahahaha~ let’s hate this Ares guy properly guys~

    Thanks for the chappu~

  24. Zellgato

    Still wondering if it’ll be revealed that at some point Ares was cursed in some way by a higher level deamon of some sort and that made him the amazing idiot despite being a Sage.

    probably not.

  25. Auehzb

    So, as expected, Shinsandam really did get Ares to work with him… Man, even this one will get so predictable you can know what’s going ti happen 5chapters from now? 🙁

  26. Airie Chan

    Thanks for the chapter desuwa~!

    We will now finally see the figure of Ares, his futile struggle while getting smash left and right by either Gideon and Ruti.

    you may now REST IN PIECES Douchbag.

  27. Crystal Wolf

    Frankly I am just happy the author is not trying super hard to make us sympathize with Ares. I mean besides the small things we saw once or twice.

  28. Armorpiercer

    I don’t think it’s divine protection that drives him
    And the author made sure we hate Ares and we fell for it. Fuck Ares and I hope Shisandan get a piece of you so we can actually kill ‘Ares’

  29. Zax

    Ares fate is to be used as a tool at this rate.
    Thanks for the chapter

  30. Biazar Kizer

    Isnt this chapter actually Asura and Retard?

  31. Biazar Kizer

    Isn’t this chapter actually Asura and Retard? With how dead this “sage” is?

  32. Ranic

    Author is really terrible.. making a character to be blamed in the end.. Well Ares is already an unreasonable character even if he is a sage, i have nothing to say more about him. But in the end Shi-chan is evil hmm…
    Anyway thanks for the chapter ya~

  33. aim to marry into nobility, hah. Only Ares would think it’s for that.

    Poor Ares (pfeh). Albert will get redemption, but Ares ? Ares will likely die while screaming crazily.

  34. kagemao

    It’s hard to remember that he is called the sage because of his divine protection, and not because he is knowledgeable. What authority would he have in a country that isn’t even participating in the war?

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