Chapter 051: Healing the Party and the Appearance of the New Enemy Reminding me of Jannet’s Memories (Part 2)


The five-man veteran adventuring party is pretty well known in Seiris and is called [Gale Thunder].

Two warriors, an archer, a mage, and an assassin. This team of five people grouped up together and explore dungeons conservatively contrary to their ferocious name.

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They say true experts know the ways how to be successful… But it is more accurate to say that they are the kind of people who knows when to back off in moments that will lead to their failure.

It’s what Sybilla had taught to me before.

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These experts who were able to make the Seiris’ Third Dungeon their hunting ground went and explore down to the fifth floor like they usually do. Rather, that’s what they were supposed to do.

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An unusual development had occurred.

A surprise attack was launched behind their backs.

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They’ve ran for their lives until all of them jumped on to the giant door… That’s then where a blue giganto appeared in front of them.

What’s more is that faint lights are being emitted from that giganto’s hands.

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[That seems a floor boss specializing in long range attacks.]

[…Really?]

[Why don’t you hear it from them yourself?]

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Just as Sybilla blatantly replied the obvious, the five-man party all averted their gazes while the female archer used her hand to cover her mouth.

Sybilla used her chin to urge them to continue the story and the leader hesitated a bit before opening speaking once again.

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[There appeared to be something like a… dark shadow…. It seems to be a man and… it was the one who killed the floor boss.]

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Sybilla then turned her eyes to me while keeping her hands crossed.

I can see how surprise Sybilla is with her wide eyes upon hearing such information.

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[That thing then talked to me all of a sudden.]

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–it’s been kind of boring these days, ain’t it? Now that the floor boss is gone, proceed to the middle levels. (Shadow)

–But we don’t want to?

–Then, could you just play with me?…. Ah, but your existences just seem too nominal. Aaah, I don’t really want to deal with plebeians… You’ve even bought an assassin which embodies nothing but filth… Ahhh~~ so irritating… Just when will those proud beings called the Orichalcum Sword Hero or the Mythril Sword Holy Knight appear.

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[He said those things all of a sudden but… Our fears got the best out of us so we ran for our lives. Someone who can defeat that floor boss alone is something we don’t want to fight even in our dreams. We can’t do anything but just listen to that man’s disgusting laughter as we–]

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Sybilla then interrupted and raised her voice as she confirms something.

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[That’s enough. Instead of a dark shadow, isn’t it like a person whose whole body is being covered by a black mist, no?]

[…! Yo-you’re right! That’s exactly how it looked! How did you know!?]

[That’s a Demon Lord, you know? We… Rather, it’s the saint and the holy knight with me’s true target all this time.]

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It really is a Demon Lord as I thought…!

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The veteran party looks dumbfounded after hearing about the existence of the Demon Lord and our objective for the first time.

However… Unlike earlier, traces of fear from their faces have been alleviated.

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I wonder when was it.

It was around the time when Jannet introduced a book of some sort to me.

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I find the things being taught in the book interesting and like usual, I asked Jannet a question.

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[Why do you read so many books, Jannet?]

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Her answers were like she’s having fun learning something new, she enjoys reading stories, and she loves the feeling of knowing something other people don’t, and other stuff like that.

Ofcourse, there’s also the fact that she just loves books.

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She also said this in the middle of everything.

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[I find the thought of my lack of knowledge, void of any information, or things similar to that scary…]

[Why?]

[…Because there’s this chance that I could make an unforgivable mistake because of my own ignorance. For instance, if there’s something that I don’t know anything about appeared before my eyes, I’ll be finding myself lost on what to do and how to deal with it…]

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It was probably Jannet’s true feelings.

What’s driving her more than the satisfaction from sense of superiority is that fear. It’s the fear of falling into a situation where we could have survive if we have the needed information but ultimately lost our lives because of our ignorance.

That’s… probably her biggest fear on not knowing how to react in unknown situations.

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I know Demon Lords are strong. I don’t think I have to say this but I still have fears fighting them.

However, compare to other people who don’t have any idea about Demon Lords, my fear is more tolerable.

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[You’re true target… I see. You must have the abilities to stand toe to toe against a Demon Lord that’s why you can say things like that.]

[Ofcourse. How can someone who’s always keeping an eye from behind won’t keep one or two things hidden in her hand… right?]

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The veteran party let out a small chuckle for the first time after hearing Sybilla took their words in just a light hearted manner.

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[Anyway, why don’t you guys let us accompany you first.]

[Sorry for troubling you like this. Thanks.]

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We’ve accompanied the other party together to return to the floor above after exchanging some information.

There were no monsters and floor boss that had appeared so we were able to safely return to the fifth floor.

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[The path from here onward has no detours and is just straight ahead so it’ll be alright for us to separate from here, no?]

[That’s what I thought before as well. But it seems to be a bit wrong since there were four monsters that were able to sneak from our backs earlier. That’s why I believe it can still be dangerous.]

[Ara, is that so? Ma… that’s fine.]

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Sybilla didn’t say anything else and with that, the five people from Gale Thunder started making their way back to the surface.

Emmy then let out a breather in relief.

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[Ha….. I was really nervous all along so I’m glad everything turned out fine…]

[Yeah. They’ll probably be alright from here… Sybilla?]

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As me and Emmy are talking how things went out safely, Sybilla has her hand to her chin all this time deeply thinking about something.

It’s rare for her to be like this.

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[…Is it really just attack from their backs? In our case, we’ve encountered a similar situation in the upper level as we were under a pincer attack of two monsters but is it really just a one-time thing?]

[Is there anything wrong with that?]

[How do I put it… It seems to me that the Demon Lord used four monsters to lead the party towards the floor boss’ area. At the very least, four monsters attacking at the same time are impossible for them to deal with.]

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I can feel myself shuddering at the thought of facing off four of those monsters as if I’m actually with Gale Thunder.

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Then Sybilla speaks again.

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[On top of it… even I don’t know of an existence of a Demon Lord that can walk freely outside Hell.]

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The end of her words started an uncomfortable chill crept on me and made me shiver down to my spine.

Realizing that the most knowledgeable person I know will be facing off something she hasn’t even heard for the first time made my body react in such a manner.

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–I get it now.

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This must be what Jannet feels.

For a person who’s able to know lots of things and get superior knowledge, the fear of dealing something you don’t know anything about must be more aggravated. This also implies that there is no other source of information people can rely on.

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Did she perhaps accumulated all those knowledge for the sake of not letting us feel like this?

…She really is amazing.

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Maybe the reason my body reacted like that is because… I’ve been relying too much on Sybilla’s knowledge without me knowing.

This time, even if both of us know nothing, we can overcome this fear.

It’ll be fine… We’re strong and we have each other.

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I listen to Sybilla while conditioning myself to the foreboding fight against the Demon Lord I have never seen.


Translator’s Notes:

  1. I’m back from being spirited awaaay! Emergency trip like before~ ! Sorry for the long wait. Er, there are a lot of people going outside as the economy has started to open up once again. More people outside, more positive cases, more work for me. Well, enough of that. If there are people here who really needs to get outside, I pray for all of your safety!
  2. Oh, since there are more work, less time to do this. In fact even my Saturday offs are now being taken away from me too so I can only focus on chill and translations on Sundays. Ofcourse its not paid. But an absent will be deducted. So unreasonable. We’ll be going back to the pace that I’ll just do what I can. Can I just ditch my Saturday and have you all feed me instead for that day? lololol i’m so tired and broke. Anyway, I kinda miss talking a lot since it’s been really a while. Hahahahahaha my baaad! I’ve finished this part and edited it along the trip so I was able to upload it noooow. See you again this Sundaay folks! So excited to continue to this again!

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