SBK 072 – ‘Often Those that Criticize Others Reveal what he Himself Lacks’, Is such a fitting Quote – Part 2


The Demon King’s speed then bursts as he slashes his sword towards our directions while launching magic.

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[Not on my watch!] (Emmy)

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Emmy faces the Demon King’s assault face on as she waves her sword against the monster while using her shield to deflect two of the spells casted on her.

Sybilla on the other hand maintains her distance even though she has her sword in hand.

I keep my eyes on the Demon King’s left side to prevent any further magic from attacking them.

That should be enough.

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The side I am tasked to deal with, which is to the left, holds 2 swords from the demon king’s 3 hands. 

I hold my sword on my right and nothing on my left. I can use it to cast my dark magic but I am afraid it will cause friendly fire with Emmy.

I don’t know if Emmy’s new class can nullify dark magic. As such, I want to avoid that risk at all cost.

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The situation came to a stalemate but we’re holding on better than expected.

Against the eccentric demon king, each one of us is exerting the best we can as individuals just to fight him.

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[…As expected, you people are strong. However!]

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The demon king then immediately takes a step back and casts a spell.

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[<Ice—]

[Hiyaaa!]

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But Emmy didn’t let up and chased after the demon king with her shield glowing… dark.

And at that moment, the demon king stops casting his spell and moves towards the shield as if he is drawn to it.

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I see. So this is the power of Emmy’s new class.

So this is how Emmy was able to defeat two floor bosses so quickly despite lacking any range offensive abilities.

An ability that draws the opponents in, opposite to her previous ability of repelling and blowing the enemies back.

It seems it even works against the demon king.

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[…gah..!]

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The drawn demon king slams his sword on his way and now we’re back to the same situation again.

But this time… maybe because I have applied Enchant Darkness again, or because it’s my swordsmanship as the Dusk Magi… the demon king’s sword got broken!

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[Not yet!]

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Just when I thought we now have our opening, the demon king immediately summons a new sword from the ground.

Still, it’s a sword that wasn’t made for battles. It’s just an accessory that is several times more costly than the bracelet I bought for Emmy.

Damn, seeing this guy casually waving and flaunting his luxurious toys in front of my face, my poor self feels just so offended. Alright, no mercy! Seriously!

At the moment the demon king’s takes the new sword from the ground–

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*Rustle*

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An unfamiliar sound reaches my ears and I see something behind the demon king that shouldn’t have been here. 

It was at this moment… that the Goddess’ instructions are now clear.

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I keep the demon king’s left sword in check and hold it down as I cast my magic on top of my lungs.

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<[Enchant Darkness!]>

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It was this instant that we’re able to take the demon king’s blind spot.

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[——-aAaAaAAAAAAAAAGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!]

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As the demon king screams, I use everything I have and lift my sword up and slash it down with all my might to cut down his right arms.

Emmy then did the same on the demon king’s right side and protects me in case it would be able to launch a counter attack.

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The anger and frustration the demon king had given me, as well as the sense of satisfaction of beating down this demon king, boils inside me as I push my sword deeper and deeper and successfully cut it’s shoulder!

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[–a–agh…]

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Blood is gushing out as well from the demon king’s back.

I take the sword from the cut out hand of the demon king right immediately and use it to put another stab through the back of it’s chest… After that, the demon king lost his strength and fell face down to the sand.

There’s no doubt about it.

It’s my win.

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The demon king’s pure white eyes struggle to open as he checks his bloody self as well as his own weapon embedded on his chest.

And what he found aside from it is–

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[…W-w-where…did… this… poor…trash…did come from…]

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–A throwing knife that is so used its colors already faded.

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Well, I want to know for myself where it came from.

I am quite curious myself so I look at the woman who seems to know about this right from the very beginning.

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Sybilla warmly looks at the knife before moving her gaze and raising a thumbs up with an affectionate smile… way past the demon king’s back.

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[….eh? Eve-chan?]

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Emmy mutters the name of the fourth adventurer on the beach that shouldn’t have been here.

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[Osu. Sybilla-san, mission accomplished.]

[Un. You did great. I’ll let you see something good in return, okay?]

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Sybilla responds to Eve as she makes her way towards the defeated demon king.

And her beautiful face, right at every step, changes from a calm to that of one who’ll enjoy and savor every kind of cruelty.

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Sybilla then tells us everything that had transpired.

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[You’re aware that <Assassin>’s at the high levels are capable of using <Stealth>, no?]

[..That’s…] (Demon King)

[Precisely. It requires a very high level for an Assassin to use Stealth. It’s just that her level wasn’t enough yet during the time in the secret dungeon but I believe you’ll be able to understand since you’ve already cut by her once.]

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..That’s… During the time we’re exploring the secret and fourth dungeon, Eve’s level shouldn’t be that high.

Then, how…?

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[Russell, you should know, right? A method for someone to increase their level right away.]

[Well, that happens when you defeat floor bosses and… when…]

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…You eat  a dragon’s heart!!!…

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[Didn’t you already eat your portion back then!]

[Oh yeah, I ate too. Well, only it’s breast part, though.]

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…huh? Breast part?

So you’re telling me that while I am eating the dragon’s heart, you’re just nibbling on the breast part of the dragon’s meat heartily laughing by my side?

But didn’t she act like she’d already eaten a part of the heart?

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[To fool your enemies, you must fool your friends. For Eve to be able to participate and play her role in this battle, I have her eat the dragon’s heart that we’ve gotten from the Earth Dragon. It made her really strong, you know. This child right here is a level 21 Assassin.]

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Both me and Emmy can’t react immediately following Sybilla’s revelation.

But now it makes sense. So that’s why Sybilla went to the orphanage with Eve at that time huh.

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Eve was hiding in the dungeon’s entrance from the beach right from the beginning.

As the battle with the demon king unfolds, Eve is able to tell where we are fighting.

The rest are just what had Sybilla planned where we took the demon king’s three heads and six arms attention and Eve took its back off guard.

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As for the part where I use enchant darkness on the dagger Eve has thrown out, nothing specific was said about that.

Sybilla must have trusted that I’d be able to do that much. And that’s how we won this fight.

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Seriously… Did Sybilla predict everything that had happened up to here?

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[Oh, the main reason that we were able to track down the demon king is due to Russell’s encounter and memory, right? It’s only fair that I step up on this part.]

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Sybilla then mischievously grins as she happily looks at the fallen demon king.

And so the Goddess then begins the sinner’s judgement.

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[You are defeated not by the sword of the Saint, nor the dragon sword of the Holy Knight, nor the blade of the Dusk Goddess. You were able to hold on to our attacks after all~]

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Sybilla then moves closer to the demon king and raises one of her feet.

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[S…St-stop…]

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As if knowing what’s about to happen, three of the demon king’s heads tremble with their eyes thoroughly frightened.

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A demon king hiding in Seiris with a rather peculiar abilities.

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A demon king who looks at everything by their monetary value and looks down on everything that lacks grandeur.

A demon king who disrespects people’s way of living just because they came from humble homes.

A demon king who’d not honor his words and battle just because he got bored of waiting.

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Thinking about it, it is indeed a menace incarnate.

It decorated itself with the city’s luxury and jewelries.

Obtaining all of it by using fake and counterfeit money.

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It is indeed an Irony.

The demon king battled using nothing much but an accessory.

He is filled with greed, materialism, and vanity–

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And so, right here and right now, he shall be punished!

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[What defeated you is an assassin who’s a poor orphan in origin! She was so poor that she even resorted to pickpocketing! And what did she use to beat you? A worn down throwing knife that’s probably the cheapest you can find in this entire city! Iyaaa~~ How is it??~~ From the bottom of my heart, there’s no other weapon I find suitable for finishing you off than this worn down cheap ass knife!]

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The demon king struggles in vain as it cannot move its body as its eyes latch on Sybilla in despair as she finally stomps down her foot to the hilt of the dagger!

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[Ha! This must be your karma! Sucks to be youuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!] (Sybilla)

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The throwing knife that was enchanted by my darkness attribute made its way deeper to the demon king’s body under Sybilla’s boots.

The demon king’s face remains undignified and humiliated until he melts and vanishes into the sands and soils.

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Sybilla then turns towards us with a smile like she was able to pull a successful prank, different from her cruel smile before.

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[I did my best on behalf of the party but how was it?]

[It’s refreshing.] (Russell)

[It’s the best!] (Emmy)

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I wanted to have or atleast Emmy to have the finishing blow against the demon king but I got no complaints after what Sybilla did.

She was able to thoroughly humiliate the demon king with everything he hated and I feel honestly impressed about it.

…At the same time when me and Emmy’s gazes met earlier, we’ve silently decided to never ever make Sybilla our enemy.

Not even a demon king would be able to stand against Sybilla if we’re talking about verbal harassment.

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Eve, who was just watching everything that happened earlier, now regroups with us.

We looked back towards the fight and complemented each other and by no time, we’re already laughing at the success that we had.

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Even if I am an orphan, I was raised in a manner where I can hold my head up high.

But I was mocked just because of my hubmle beginning.

Even the people who raised me are insulted.

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I’ve sworn to defeat the demon king but it was able to escape twice.

To be honest, I thought there would be a third time when we chased down the demon king from the city.

But the battle has finally ended with the sun now fully setting.

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Finally… We’ve finally defeated that eccentric demon king.


Translator’s Note:

  1. Yey! The battle finally ends and now we’re entering a new volume. But before that, we’ll be checking up with Jannet on the next chapter! 🙂

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6 thoughts on “SBK 072 – ‘Often Those that Criticize Others Reveal what he Himself Lacks’, Is such a fitting Quote – Part 2

  1. I don’t know if is me but this arc is really mess out. So basically the entire time Sibilla lie to Russell about eating the dragon heard to give to the most random character they meet?

    I can’t understand the fith dimensional thinking of the author.

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