Magi's Grandson - Chapter 93
Magi's Grandson Chapter 93
Well here we are again.
It took a while but I am not translating again, and I never will be. It took a while for SOMEONE to FINALLY take me up on my offer to release their translations on my site, and of course it had to be Magi’s Grandson again…
So welcome Masuya. Now because AH seems to have gotten their grabby hands on it first, Masuya will be re-translating chapters 82 to 92 unless something happenes because let’s be honest, they’re a fucking travesty. We’re still releasing chapter 93 because we spent way to much fucking effort on it for it all to go to waste.
Also remember to check out the P.S. Notes if you don’t get something. I’ll move the TLNs there if they’re too long or I feel like it doesn’t particularly need clarifying so as not to stop the flow of the chapter
But unless you go read the noteless version you still have to deal with my cancer. But you are so you don’t.
And for the two of you who care about my music recommendations (generous estimate):
Aether Realm – Tarot (Melodic Death Metal)
You’re welcome mortals.
“Your Highness. Your Highness August.”
A man who seems to be a bureaucrat stopped August, while he was walking around Earlshyde castle.
“What? What Happened?”(August)
“I’m sorry to have stopped you, His Majesty Diseum has summoned you.”(Bureaucrat)
“Yes, he’s waiting in the conference room.”(Bureaucrat)
“I understand, sorry to trouble you.”(August)
“Your words are wasted on me.”(Bureaucrat)
Thus August was called by Diseum, in fact it is common these days for him to be called like this.
Investiture of the Crown Prince is completed, but he’s been actively taking part in political matters since before he became the Crown Prince.
It seems this too, was Shin’s fault.
He has been the first friend in his life to show no reservations towards him.
Moreover, that friend didn’t know prudence and was unaffected by common sense.
Every time Shin caused some kind of turmoil, he had to take the initiative to clean up his mess.
And currently he himself is an associate of the Ultimate Magicians.
Merlin was retired, making him the second strongest magician in the world.
Therefore, August was especially influential in military affairs.
As of now, the topic of discussion with highest priority is about the Devil capture operation that took place the other day.
It was easy to predict that this time’s summon was to hear August’s opinion on the remaining group.
“We have to declare the end of the operation as soon as possible, otherwise we can’t have our wedding.”(August)
“As I thought, His Highness also wants to marry Ellie soon? Or is it for Shin?”(Thor)
“Well, that’s certainly a reason.”(August)
“Then there isn’t any other reason to have the wedding this soon, is there?”(Julius)
Thor and Julius, who were August’s close associates and escorts, questioned him, who wanted to end the crisis and hold a wedding ceremony.
“Our double wedding will be carried out by Her Eminence Pope Ekatarina. That means, in short, the wedding of the Hero who saved the world will be carried out by the most beloved person in the world. I do wonder what kind of scene it will be?”(August)
“That is… it’ll be a peaceful and happy scene, right?”(Thor)
“That’s right . It’s a joyous moment for the people after the exhaustion from the unbelievable event of the mass devil outbreak, is it not?”(Julius)
“That’s how it is. The fact that our wedding is held means that everything has come to an end and peace has come to the world. There’s no better way to express it.”(August)
Their wedding will be used as a statement that the chain of events has finally ended.
Certainly, him looking forward to his wedding with Elizabeth is a part of it.
However, when August thought about that now, the first thing to think about was the event to announce that the crisis has been resolved.
After hearing this Thor and Julius glanced at each other and shrugged.
(Really this person……he thinks of comforting others before his own happiness……）
Thor was impressed with August’s attitude, but also felt a little pity believing that thinking of his own happiness more appropriate for his age.
August is calm but Thor and Julius are unable to stay calm.
Assuredly, the atmosphere in this place softened.
“I see, so you’re gonna use your wedding as a political tool. I wonder what Ellie will think about that.”(Thor)
“Hey! Don’t tell Ellie about that. She seems very happy to have the Pope perform the wedding ceremony. Don’t pour cold water on her happiness.”(August)
“That’s right . When Ellie was choosing a dress with Sicily, she seemed to have been enjoying it a lot.” (Julius)
“Exactly, no need to say anything unnecessary to her.”(August)
“Your Highness, are you sure that it’s okay?”(Thor)
Indeed, August restrained Thor from telling anything to Elizabeth, but unexpectedly got countered by Thor.
“Ellie is really happy. While on the contrary, the bridegroom is saying…”(Thor)
“That the wedding that Ellie is looking forward to is going to be used as a political tool.”(Julius)
“Isn’t that too cruel? She alone is soaring through happiness, while her partner isn’t. Ellie is pitiable.”(Thor)
“It seems so, doesn’t it?”(Julius)
“…What are you trying to say?”(August)
“Certainly, I understand what His Highness said, but His Highness should also look forward to his wedding with Ellie and be happy. If not then both Ellie and… His Highness will be pitiable.”(Thor)
“Yes. His Highness… is in a position where he is ignoring himself. His Highness should take care of himself more.”(Thor)
“There are times when it is hard to watch this.”(Julius)
After hearing Thor and Julius’s opinion, August wasn’t able to say anything.
Recently, maybe due to Shin’s influence their restraint has disappeared, but they haven’t spoken their opinions like this until now?
Additionally, it’s frank advice.
It’s something I should consider.
(Something certainly changed.)
They’ve been together since they were young.
They’ve always been together, but because of their statuses they never talked like equals.
How did this change after meeting Shin at the Advanced Magic Academy?
They started to think for themselves, and gave their opinions.
He was happy because of that and it brought a smile to his face.
“I see, I understand what you guys are saying.”(August)
“That’s right. Nevertheless, the implication of this wedding doesn’t change. But I’ll look forward to the ceremony itself.”(August)
August said that while smiling with a gentle face.
Thor and Julius felt relieved after hearing that.
“Alright then! Let’s organize your weddings to be grand as well.”(August)
[Huh?](Thor and Julius)
“It’s inexcusable if I’m the only one enjoying myself. Oh yeah, and after the ceremony, let’s have a parade inside the Royal Capital.”(August)
“Ah! Your Highness! Please spare us!”(Thor)
“I’ll die of embarrassment!”(Julius)
“Hahaha! Don’t be shy! Let’s use an open carriage… and gather people along the way.”(August)
[A-Anything but that!!](Thor and Julius)
They weren’t able to hide their embarrassment and couldn’t tell if he was joking or being serious.
But if left to his own devices, August would surely do it.
It was like a nightmare, so Thor and Julius desperately begged August for forgiveness.
And that spectacle was seen by servants, bureaucrats, government officials, and military personnel.
“Oh right! Do you wanna call an orchestra or the circus to make it flashier?”(August)
[Someone…Someone HELP!!!!!!!!](Thor and Julius)
The people working in the palace watched the exchange between the prince and his aides with smiles on their faces.
Demon Hunters Association.
Originally, the raw material of the subjugated demons is established so that merchants won’t start bargaining, and the material of the monster can be bought at a reasonable price at a later time. And then they are wholesaled to the place where the demon material is needed. In doing so, a profit is made from that margin. (Kaelpie: I still refuse to learn what wholesale means.)
The gathering of raw materials from demons implies that a considerable number of demons were subjugated. Hunters who subjugated demons in place of knights were also compensated.
Thus, according to the subjugation a cash reward is given. The association makes profit by collecting a percentage of that reward as commission.
So the more one hunts demons, the more raw materials are bought, and hence more profit can be made.
Truly, it’s an organization that makes demon hunting a way of living.
No special registration is required in order to use the services provided by the association.
All you have to do is show the approximate number of demons subjugated via the citizenship card. There is no such thing as a hunter’s rank.
Small-sized, Medium-sized, Large-sized, and Disaster Class demons can be subjugated, and depending upon their ranks the reward can differ. But the choice of which type of demon to be subjugated depends solely on the hunter’s own judgment.
So, there are no subjugation requests, but still hunters would stop by the hunters association before heading out.
That is to confirm the stock of demon materials already present.
Price increases for materials which are scarce, while conversely for materials which are in a surplus, the price decreases.
Hunters gather at the association to check the available stock, so to make sure what kind of material they are going to after.
One day, two young ladies visited the hunter association.
“I wonder which materials are gonna be highly paid today.”(Maria)
“Maria……that’s not a lady like speech. Are you really a daughter of a noble?”(Miranda)
“Shut the hell up! Miranda!”(Maria)
They were Maria and Miranda.
Strangely, since joint training between the Advanced Magic Academy and the Knight Academy, these two often went on demon subjugations together.
To polish her skills, Miranda is fighting against demons as an opponent.
Maria’s goal is to earn some money on the side.
“Still come on, I’m surrounded by so many disgusting normies.”(Maria)
“Oh yeah, everybody around you either has a fiancee or are a couple.”(Miranda)
“And I’m all alone, I can’t stand it!”(Maria)
“Hah… You still have it much better. I’m surrounded by a bunch of guys who don’t even treat me as a girl. I’m fed up with those idiots…”(Miranda)
It’s still easy for Maria who is surrounded by normies in comparison to Miranda, who is surrounded by idiots.
In the Knight Military Academy, the male to female sex ratio is 9 to 1.
So basically, they are almost all boys.
There are only a few female students, and none of them are treated as girls.
This resulted in Knight Academies male students becoming less mindful of girls.
And due to the gathering of adolescent boys… the foundation itself becomes idiotic.
“Speaking of which, you say that you are the only single girl. And yet a muscular girl like me is not even recognized as a girl. And they keep on fooling around like kids and making a fuss… seriously, I really want to follow Walford.”(Miranda)
“Oh? What? Miranda, did you fall in love with Shin?”(Maria)
Maria got triggered by Miranda’s words and retorted.
“I’m not undignified to the degree where I would fall for someone who’s always flirting with his girlfriend. It was just a thought.”(Miranda)
“What, that’s so boring. But, you better not follow Shin’s example.”(Maria)
“What do you mean?”(Miranda)
“Shin huh… I’m trying my best but I don’t know how to say this. Perhaps I should just say it, he is someone who doesn’t understand common sense at all.”(Maria)
“In what way?”(Miranda)
“Have you ever seen someone who would knee a demon tiger?”(Maria)
“…Yeah you’re right.”(Miranda)
“You really can’t see that huh? But before long you’ll start to believe it too.”(Maria)
“To g-go that far… just stop. It’s scary to even hear about it anymore.”(Miranda)
“That’s the best thing to do if you want to maintain your mental health.”(Maria)
Together with Maria, She has subjugated demons many times, so she knows that she possesses tremendous power.
When that Maria said something like that, Miranda felt a chill running down her back.
Despite Miranda trembling with fear, Maria enquired about what worried her the previous day.
“Come to think of it, you’ve been able to practice with the Sword Saint, right? How was it?”(Maria)
Just as she heard Maria say that, Mirada started talking with sparkling eyes.
“It’s the best! Everything I’ve learned so far is amazing!”(Miranda)
“Is, Is that right…”(Maria)
Maria responded to Miranda who spoke with stars in her eyes while slightly backing off.
“Aaah! I’m beaten up every single day till I’m in tatters. Every single day! It’s so amazing!”(Miranda)
(Miranda isn’t an M is she…)
Thinking that, Maria had a distant look in her eye.
In what world, would a girl be happy to be battered every single day?
She pulled back her inner thoughts, even with a troubled mind she’s her friend.
Maria decided to go for a subjugation quickly so as not to have an argument here.
“Alright, Miranda I understand that Sword Saint’s practice is wonderful, so let’s go for subjugation already.”(Maria)
“Aah! I really wanna see the results of my training as soon as possible.”(Miranda)
Sword Saint Michael’s practice is not just about training in the dojo.
Sword combat couldn’t be learned if it was not in an actual battle, and after training for a while in the dojo, the policy was to subjugate demons in real battle.
Today is the first day Miranda went demon hunting since she began training under the Sword Saint.
They were feeling down talking about boys in school, and yet now they are having fun.
Looking at a self absorbed Miranda with a wry smile, she checked today’s raw material rates.
“What’s this? Royal Capital’s association has girls like these as hunters?”
“Gya haha! Is the Royal Capital’s association that desperate!?”
“Wouldn’t it be better if we were the head hunters here?”
Such words were spoken among the hunters.
There are other female hunters besides Maria and Miranda, but they were all adults.
The only women who could be considered as girls were them.
They turned towards the voice that statement came from.
There was a trio of men who were appraising them with vulgar smiles on their faces.
“Yo! Little sis, why pretend to be hunters? Just keep us company.”
“That’s right! We’re stronger than those cowardly hunters of the Royal Capital who teach you guys”
They said all that with a vulgar “Gyahaha!” laughter.
It wasn’t Maria and Miranda who reacted the most to those words, but the hunters around them.
Judging by their behavior, these men have come from a rural area.
Such bumpkins couldn’t help themselves but talk trash about the hunters of this country, and most of all they were calling out to Maria and Miranda with vulgar eyes.
The anger of the hunters of the royal city was about to reach a boiling point against these men who didn’t know their place, at that time.
“Wow! That was the most vulgar pick up line ever.”(Maria)
“Terrible. I thought this kinda thing only happens in stories, but it really is happening, huh?”(Miranda)
“It’s kinda interesting, isn’t it?”(Maria)
In contrast to the surroundings where the anger gauge was rising, the ones who were called out with those vulgar voices didn’t seem to care at all.
Rather hearing this kind of speech, as if straight out of some bad story, they began to laugh.
After laughing for a while they lost interest and moved on to the bulletin board where the material prices were written.
For them this story was already finished.
But, there’s no way the men who got laughed at are going to let that slide.
“You! You bitches! Wat’re you laughing et?!”(Bumpkin 1)
“Y’all wanna die, huh?!”(Bumpkin 2)
“Don’t y’all dare look down on us, bitches! Hey!”(Bumpkin 3)
Those men were furious because they were being looked down on.
They came from the countryside to the Royal Capital to make a name for themselves.
When they enthusiastically set foot inside the Royal Capital’s Hunter Association while looking down on others, and saw adult women hanging around like it was the most natural thing in the world.
That’s why they judged that the level of Royal Capital’s hunter association isn’t high.
That’s what they thought, but the girls they called out to, laughed at them.
It damaged their pride as men.
Those men raised their voices and tried to come closer to Maria and Miranda.
“Wait. Can you stay away from me? You guys stink.”(Maria)
They were stopped by Maria’s magic barrier and weren’t able to advance.
“What, What in tarnation is this? A barrier?!”(Bumpkin 1)
“I can’t move forward!”(Bumpkin 2)
The men who were blocked by Maria’s barrier, still tried to move forward due to their stubbornness.
But, before they could extend a hand towards Maria and Miranda.
“Just a minute, it’s too noisy.”(Miranda)
Miranda who was supposed to be right in front of their eyes was now standing behind them.
She used Jet Boots to move at high speed, but the men who couldn’t follow her movements raised their voices in surprise.
And soon their resistance ceased as they got hit by a scabbard and slumped down.
The hunters around them who saw that seized the men who caused the commotion.
Thus, a commotion occurred in the association in the morning, and Maria and Miranda were involved.
“We need to tell everyone about this later, right?”(Maria)
“Yep, it’s the first time this happened to me.”(Miranda)
“Oh, right. Miranda, Shin wanted to give you something.”(Maria)
“Ah! No way!”(Miranda)
“Oh, oh… This is…”(Miranda)
“A Vibration Sword. Since the design is the same, he gave just the blade portion.”(Maria)
“Oh! Thank you!”(Miranda)
When they confirmed the prices of raw materials, they left the association to hunt while gossiping.
As the two left while giggling like they had fun, the people left in the association stared at them with dumbfounded expression.
“Geez, those girls are big shots.”(Hunter 1)
“They really are big shots huh.They stepped into a fight like it was nothing.”(Hunter 2)
“That’s what I thought too, they were so brave, weren’t they.”(Hunter 3)
Hunters in the Royal Capital said such things to each other.
It would be incomprehensible for those three who came from the countryside.
“What the hell! What’re those broads!?”(Bumpkin 1)
“You guys arrived in the Royal Capital recently?”(Hunter 1)
“We only got ere yesterday, y’know!”(Bumpkin 2)
“In that case, it’s not unreasonable that you don’t know.”(Hunter 2)
“So, what the hell was that!?”(Bumpkin 3)
The hunters of the Royal Capital listened to the man who was starting to get frustrated.
“Didn’t you hear that there was a female student of the Knight Academy who played an active part in the last operation in the Demon Territory?”(Hunter 3)
“Ah, Ah the one who finished off a disaster class… don’t tell me!?”(Bumpkin 1)
“She was the one who beat you guys up.”(Hunter 1)
They never even dreamed of coming across an existence they only heard of in rumors.
“Shit! How can they be monsters like that!”(Bumpkin 2)
He started to curse.
Due to that, laughter broke out among the hunters in their surroundings.
“What! I say, What the hell! Why’re y’all laughing!?”(Bumpkin 3)
“If Miranda is a monster, then what does that make Maria?”(Hunter 2)
“Huh? What?”(Bumpkin 1)
“Don’t say that in front of that girl. She’ll split you in two.”(Hunter 3)
“No way!”(Bumpkin 2)
Saying that they started laughing again.
“Is it that serious? I don’t get this at all!”(Bumpkin 3)
He felt like he was being ridiculed, so a man shouted.
“There was a girl who put up a magic barrier, wasn’t there? Compared to that girl, Miranda is still normal, isn’t she?”(Hunter 1)
“What, I say, What’s up with that… that broad…”(Bumpkin 1)
“Do you know about Ultimate Magicians?”(Hunter 2)
“Huh? Naturally, who the hell doesn’t?”(Bumpkin 2)
The Hero who saved the world.
The man who leads the strongest group of magicians to have ever existed, Shin Walford, who’s also known as the『Devil King』and the『God’s Envoy』
Not just this country, now they are an existence known throughout the world.
Those men were confused by this rapid conversation.
But the words that came out of all the hunter’s mouths next, were astonishing.
“The Ultimate Magicians, ya know…”(Hunter 3)
“That girl is the third seat of Ultimate Magicians, the『Valkyrie』Maria.”(GET PAID!)
Due to this surprising truth from the hunters, those men’s brains froze.
“To turn your hands against Maria of Ultimate Magicians and only ending up like this. Was it lucky or unlucky? Well, we can’t say fur sure, huh?”(Hunter 1)
Afterwards, when the men’s brain got rebooted they muttered.
“We… might’ve been lucky…”(Bumpkin 1)
“Hmm? Did you catch a cold?”(Miranda)
“No, I’m fine. Why?”(Maria)
“Maybe someone is talking about you?” (Miranda)
“A handsome man! Please let it be a handsome man!”(Maria)
Maria and Miranda advanced forward while laughing.
They had no way of knowing that Maria’s desire crumbled away.
Kaelpie: 2 fucking All-Star references in one chapter. I disgust myself… And of course I fuck it up by forgetting one of the first lines. I had a nice flow but I WILL NOT go back and rewrite it all to fit.
“Honorable Father?” (TLN: He uses 父上 here, which is kinda Samurai speech.)
Merlin was retired, making him the second strongest magician in the world. (TLN: In case you didn’t get it, Merlin is retired hence August is the second strongest after Shin)
As of now, the topic of discussion with highest priority is about the Demon capture operation that took place the other day. (TLN: So we came across a particularly difficult word to translate. Usually 魔神 is the word used for devils (魔 meaning demon(one of the many possible meanings), 神 meaning god) but here 魔人 is used which is not a word found in Japanese dictionary. So I’m translating it by the kanji used 魔(demon) 人(person), so a demonic person -> a Demonoid) (Kaelpie: Corrupted animals are demons and corrupted humans are devils. I’ve gone with devils instead of demonoid because that’s how the original translator did them. Also demonoid sounds stupid.)
“I’ll die of embarrassment!”(Julius)(Kaelpie: Now, Masuya originally translated Julius’ samurai like speech, which gave me no end to misery in my time as well, in this fashion: “I’ll die of embarrassment, I will.” And this reminded me of a cartoon character. I honestly can’t remember which one but it really irked me.)
“Yes. His Highness… is in a position where he is ignoring himself. His Highness should take care of himself more.”(Thor) (TLN: I’m using third person speech for Thor here even though he’s directly addressing August, cuz it seems more respectful to me.)(Kaelpie: I think it’s cause it’s more in line with Thor’s nature rather than just respect.)
“A Vibration Sword. Since the design is the same, he gave just the blade portion.”(Maria) (TLN: Miranda already has an Exchange Sword and so Shin gave the blade part of the Vibration Sword. I think that’s what they are talking about here.)
(powerless): this story is actually killing me inside