Chapter 070 Part 1: The Demon King’s Worth


The demon king stares daggers at us while we keep our stand on the beach that’s devoid of people due to the preemptive evacuation led by the soldiers.

With nothing else in the around but stones and sand, it’s the perfect time to launch magic however we want.

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It probably thought that it was alone and let down it’s guard.

Seeing the demon king who’s been flaunting how intelligent he was walk into the abyss trap on his own felt so satisfying to my eyes.

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And now that I can see how this situation came into fruition, I can now finally understand how much this bracelet came to play a huge role.

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[It’s all thanks to Eve huh, I see.] (Russell)

[Yeah. Ain’t she just the best?] (Sybilla)

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Emmy then tilts her head in wonder after hearing our words.

Let’s tell her then how everything led up to this point since it appears that she wasn’t able to follow.

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[About that bracelet… Sybilla isn’t the type who’ll buy something like that, so… where else would she be able to get that? It could only be on the bottom floor of the secret dungeon we discovered.]

[eh~ so it’s between the fight with the floor boss?]

[Yep. To be specific, that bracelet is…]

[–aaAaAAAAAAH!!!!!? Then that bracelet is minneee!!!????]

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The demon king’s red eyes radiated brighter than before as she looked at Sybilla while pointing his fingers.

Emmy seeing the Demon Lord’s reaction would now be able to figure it out.

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[ehh? But the culprit who bought that bracelet was supposed to be a nobl… ahh!]

[It is what you think. He’s wearing clothes fitted for nobility earlier, right? He used such an appearance to have people lower their guards as he bought things in the city using fake money. …The truth behind the matter is that the demon king is so broke he can’t afford to pay in reality so he has to resort to being such a scammer. No one would have ever thought of this though.]

[Then, the bracelet Sybilla-san is wearing…]

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But if you think about it normally, it is a miracle that we were able to get this bracelet which served as our biggest lead.

A miracle that’s brought us by a young female orphan…

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[Eve was able to land a direct hit to him using her knife. The bracelet probably fell from the Demon King’s pouch due to that and Sybilla noticed it and picked it up… But who would have thought that when I bought Emmy’s bracelet, the Demon King was already standing beside me back then!]

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Emmy finally understood everything and the demon king remains to be dumbfounded.

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He really looked just like your typical noble until Sybilla pointed him out.

The familiarity that I must have felt when I first met him in the stalls was probably from my impression of Adoria Dungeon’s own Demon King.

However, it seems he used some kind of magic for him to appear as humane as possible.

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But the Goddess, Sybilla, still cornered him. 

All because of the key obtained by the miracles brought by that kid, Eve.

The Demon King already lost by the time he was hit by a single slash from Eve.

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[You probably don’t have any more clothes to change and disguise as noble, right~ The Dusk Magi’s abyss trap sure is hard to land but it’s power is immense and the strongest from his current arsenal. The clothes, the jewelry, all of them just disintegrated and got blown away. How unfortunate, is it~!]

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Sybilla aggressively grins to the demon king as if she’s already looking at a cornered rabbit.

The demon king can only groan in frustration receiving her provocations while attempting to summon monsters from the dungeon.

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Emmy moves in front of me to serve as the vanguard while equipping her sword and shield.

Her eyes speak of her determination now that we finally have the chance to finish off the demon king that escaped our grasps for reasons we didn’t understand.

I understand her that much since I feel the same as I make my way beside Sybilla.

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The time has come for the battle.

…Since we’ve already fought before, I don’t feel like pulling any tricks in using my magic for now.

I still can’t figure out how he was able to dodge my attack from behind so until then, I don’t think I have to make things difficult for myself.

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I use <Enchant Darkness> to all of our blades with dark magic without chanting and the demon king decides to speak.

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[…I never expect for a day to arrive that I’ll be caught by cheap and filthy people… It appears that I was too careless this time…]

[Well, it’s not like you will be able to see through it no matter how much you prepared. Eve wasn’t even a member of our party in the first place so how can you account for her. Oh, it’s that child who brought us this bracelet, you know~.]

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Sybilla then clumsily taps the bracelet with her fingers.

The bracelet even looks like it began to have dents and the demon king visibly frowned while he looks at the Goddess.

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[Tsk… Swines who don’t know the value of pearls in front of them… Take your filthy hands away from that bracelet. It’s originally mine and I don’t want it to be tainted by your foul dark element.]

[Haa? Go f*ck yourself, how can this bracelet be yours in the first place.]

[…What did you say?]

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The sudden change in Sybilla’s took everyone by surprise.

I even noticed that Emmy wasn’t able to stop herself from gasping her breath.

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Then, as if to deny the demon king’s very own existence, Sybilla let her anger flow out from her.

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[Gold goes to the people who risk their pride at their work which warrants wealth and fortune! True nobles do not take pride in how much gold they accumulated, but on the prestige and contributions made by their lineage. It’s because it is the effort that counts. A certain awkward guy’s unexpected gift to a certain girl holds deeper meaning compared to any luxurious item there is due to that guy’s effort! You, who resort to crimes and foolery will not be able to understand a real treasure’s worth!]

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The remaining pieces of accessories that were able to avoid the abyss trap vanished to the seas as Sybilla kicked them up high during her speech.

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[You don’t deserve these handworks! The sweat, blood, and tears the smiths and craftsmen poured into these creations are not something you will understand nor deserve!]

[……..]

[The gold you have is nothing but fakes. You don’t even have notable achievements by yourself. The only thing you have is vanity! You are collecting things that have high ‘worth’ because you have, zero, as in nothing, of your own!]

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Sybilla then paused from her words and gave the demon king a deep good look.

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[That’s why, bear this on your mind, even an orphan can’t be any cheaper or worthless compared to you.]

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…Sybilla’s words strike me to my heart.

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The golden bracelet that I brought from Emmy came from the earnings I had after defeating the dragon. 

For Sybilla, it might be cheaper than the bracelet she currently wears but it holds much more value as it is a gift that came from my own effort.

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As for the demon king, there’s no way it will even have a family register.

He has basically nothing that does have worth. 

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[………Fufufuufufu…. FUfufuUFufufufufu…]

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The demon king who’s just been silently listening until now laughs creepily.

Did he finally snap?

After listening to all of what Sybilla had to say, well, I can see that.

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He spread both of his hands and a monster appeared from the magic he used.

What appeared from the summoning circle is… a creepy looking gigantic winged monster that seems similar to a dragonfly.

But it didn’t end with just that, more monsters came out from the circle and uncomfortable buzzes that are unique to insects continue to fill our ears and the surroundings.

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I wonder if Sybilla really hit a nerve.

I don’t know but, there’s one thing I am sure of right now.

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[With these monsters, the city will definitely be destroyed.]

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–That’s why, demon king, I shall have you die in this place, right at this moment.


Translator’s Notes:

  1. Well, sometimes, the hardest part in all of this is looking for someone who’ll see your worth and the value of your efforts. </3 OMG, my chunii/tired employee/emo heart. Hahahaha. Happy weekdays ahead!

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3 thoughts on “Chapter 070 Part 1: The Demon King’s Worth

  1. So this history made no sense to me?

    Lest me think about this……so they fool the demon lord just because the bracelet that coincidentally fall from his pocket, and Sybilla, figure out everything????????

    1 I am stupid.
    2 the author is thinking in 5 dimensions.

    Choose your options.

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