Vol. 4 Chapter 23: For Equipment, I Can Even Give Up on Peace

Sorry for the lateness again. Been lazing around, catching up on anime, manga and playing some Grand Chase M and Fate/GO. My luck with Fate/GO is pretty bad though. 3 40 gem rolls with no 5 star servants. Nuuuuuu.

“Equipment…”

Dark Chill inspected the clothes I was wearing, and continued.

“Indeed, the equipment you’re wearing aren’t any different than regular clothes.”

“……”

This definitely isn’t my fault. As a Magician, wearing an armor wouldn’t fit me at all. And, there can’t possibly be any light armor or high-grade robes in the academy. After all, in the academy, there are only well-behaved students who don’t go outside, and children of noble or royal blood who receive countless of good equipment from home. How could there possibly a considerable sum of otherworlders like me?

In other words, although I have several different types of armor and clothes on me, they are all low-grade equipment, and they can only be used to represent my identity.

Why are there no high-grade equipment? Do you think I would buy high-grade equipment just to disguise myself? How rich do you think I am?

“Well, that’s how it is. Speaking of which, since you’re looking for assistants, why can’t you find those clansmen of mine? Are you planning something special or something?”

After listening to what I said, she happily laughed out loud.

“If those clansmen of yours were so easy to talk to like you, then I would have already gone to look for them~”

“I’m really curious, just what kind of people are they?”

I immediately asked.

According to everyone’s evaluation of Undead Holy Angels, why do I feel like they are a very solitary, and prideful existences in others’ eyes?

“Simply put, they completely do not trust others. Other than listening to the Demon King’s orders, there’s hardly anyone else who are able to interact with them.”

“What’s the reason? There should be a reason for something like this, right?”

“Firstly, there’s a reason why you Undead Holy Angels are known as the Shadows of War. In the demon race army, Fallen Angels and Undead Holy Angels are the only existences that have the ability to fuse holy and dark or undead powers. Naturally, their strength of the highest tier. Hence, once a war happens, you Undead Holy Angels and fallen Angels are naturally the races that are expended the fastest. And, at the same time, a large number of demons are eyeing your cores. The Fallen Angels also wish to wipe out your entire race. Hence, you guys chose seclusion. If it was someone else, he would probably do the same, and choose to hide.”

“Hide?”

“Un. Currently, they are living in a fortress near the Demon King’s city, and it was prepared by the Demon King himself. Even though the Species Protection Act was already passed down, you should know, as long as there are benefits, there will be many demons who would still hunt Undead Holy Angels.”

“I completely understand.”

Poaching is really normal, alright? In the past, there were even people bounty hunters in America who hunt Indians for a living.

“Looks like the magic spell you want me to help you use is more formidable than resurrection. Otherwise, why would you put my core aside, and want me to help you use this spell?”

“… I kind of feel that you’re treating death really lightly. In a situation like this, shouldn’t you be more worried about your own life?”

“What’s the use of being worried? I know the difference between your abilities and mine. How should I put it… If you wanted my core, you could have already killed me downstairs. The people below are all your subordinates, right? You wouldn’t need to worry about the information of killing me being leaked out at all.”

“Well… I did actually want to kill you.”

“Eh?”

Don’t you think you’re the one who is treating death lightly? Couldn’t you have just kept those words in the depths of your mind? At least, don’t say it in front of target himself!

“Then I realized you’re quite the talker, so I felt that if such an irregular Undead Holy Angel were to die, then it would be a real pity!”

After saying that, her hand actually balled into a fist! Aren’t you a Demon God? Why are you getting so hot-blooded for!?

And you actually let me go for such a weird reason? I kind of feel that I failed myself in several areas.

Alright, does this count as quest completion?

……

Looks like it’s not. There isn’t any notification of the quest being completed at all.

In other words, I’m still not safe?

“Alright, since that’s the case, then let us continue with the main issue at hand. What kind of magic spell do you want me to learn?”

“Un, really straightforward, as expected, you have a good character. Then, let us hurry.”

“Where are we going?”

“Obviously, my castle.”

————————- Changing Map, Loading ————————-

“Eh? Boss, you abducted another twerp?”

The moment I entered the castle, a lionman wearing a set of heavy metal armor walked over and said to us.

“What do you mean by another!? And what abduction!? I’m recruiting these people normally!”

“If I may add on, I’m not a twerp either.”

The lionman looked at me with widened eyes, and only spoke after a long while.

“Ara, it’s actually someone that could get along with Boss? That’s not something you see every day… But you look a little different compared to the undead Elf beside you. What race are you?”

“Undead Holy Angel.”

“… Hah?”

His jaw widened up unnaturally.

“Undead… Holy Angel? Boss, where did you find someone like him?”

“On the streets.”

“Hey hey, don’t make me out as a dog you picked up on the streets, alright?”

“Alright, you two, take your time talking. I still have a mission to attend to, so I’m heading off first. Kid, watch out for Colina. That girl have always liked to make fun of others. Oh right, my name is Kexil, I will see you later.”

After leaving those words, he walked out of the castle.

Kexil Male
Lionman Race Berserker LV 43
[Neutral] [Wild] [Skullbreaker] [Beastman] [Demon Race] [War Hunter] [Herald]

“… Are all your subordinates like that?”

I looked at Dark Chill and asked.

“Well, don’t mind it. If everyone is always tense on the nerves, then it wouldn’t be easy for time to pass.”

“It’s really peaceful, huh…”

“I hope so.”

Alright, looks like the personality of this Demon God is on the casual side. Something like this… should be a good thing for me, right?

“Alright, let’s go. Let us head to the hall. Let’s hope Colina isn’t here… ah?”

Before she could finish, Dark Chill’s words quivered. When I turned to look, a girl was currently looking at us from the end of the hallway.

And here I was wondering what kind of frightening person it was. I didn’t expect it would be a girl with long straight black hair. Looking at her dressing, she’s actually a… priest?

Hey hey, there’s actually a priest in the Abyss? Are you kidding me?

But, in the next second, I somehow understood the reason. The back of the girl was the same as mine. She was actually the same as me, and had a pair of wings behind her. But… Hers was a pair of black wings!

A Fallen Angel huh… I didn’t expect the person we were discussing about earlier actually appeared right in front of us.

Colina Female
Fallen Angel Shadow Priest LV 38
[Neutral] [Cautious] [Fallen Angel] [Tainted Angel] [Demon Race] [Undead Doctor] [Songstress of the Dead]

“What did you guys say earlier? It would have been good if I’m not around?”

“No, no. I was only introducing you to the newbies.”

“Eh? Is that so?”

She strained her brows, and then walked towards us.

“Newbies huh. An Undead Elf, and the other… a zombie? I say, are you trying to gather every single race or something?”

“Geez, of course not. And this person isn’t a zombie, he’s an Undead Holy Angel, you know.”

“Undead… Holy Angel? There’s actually an angel like that as well? I didn’t know at all.”

“Colina, Undead Holy Angels are the only existences that capable of using both Necromancy and Light Magic at the same time. How can you forget about that?”

“Oh. Is that so. Then indeed, you should pretty useful. Come! Let us have a duel.”

“Eh?”

It seems she has a pretty big hole in her brain, how did things immediately lead up to a battle? Weren’t we doing introductions just earlier?

“That’s not a good idea right? It’s pretty disharmonious to fight and kill.”

“Well, Fir, just have a duel with her. Colina’s personality is like that. If she isn’t satisfied, it will be really troublesome. Go, fight. Once you’re done, I will give you some new equipment~ I collected a few equipment belonging to Undead Holy Angels in the past, you know~”

“Alright! Let’s fight!”

I immediately, and decisively, said.

If she’s giving me equipment, why wouldn’t I fight!?

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47 thoughts on “Vol. 4 Chapter 23: For Equipment, I Can Even Give Up on Peace

  1. jester0fdeath says:

    Wooh! Thanks for the chapter.
    He’s complaining about how casual this demon is being… but he’s really the most casual of all!

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  2. strangeirdo says:

    So, Colina sounds like a holy angel that got tainted because of the [Tainted Angel] title, unless all fallen angels used to be holy angels, then it’s obvious.

    Also expecting some ties to George or whoever that church guy who wanted to recruit Lin Fir

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  3. moridain says:

    Looks like he stumbled into the [whatever goes] demon lord?

    Well, he fits in nicely. And I suspect people are more scared of her than the big guy. She seems much harder to deal with than him.

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  4. Nakiami says:

    So is Colina aiming to kill Fir? I thought their races were enwmies? Or maybe she is a wiers one like fir~
    Thank you to all who made this chapter possible!

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  5. GonZ555 says:

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂
    Uguu… dividing line is back and conquering the new map… uuu.. meatbun will get the next map!
    ( ●w●)●w●) Chomping map in progress (*w*(^w^ )

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  6. Dauntes says:

    Thanks so much for the chapter! Man, I wouldn’t be able to handle living in that world and not being high leveled. I don’t care how little XP you get, I would griiiiiiiind like crazy. 😛

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  7. zhertz says:

    im pretty sure anything goes should level up here…. he just acting like meh… saying things like level 43 fallen angel? wow we were just talking about them races and killing my races… and now she wants to fight? no way too scary…….oh armors? equips? then lets go!~

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    • Kortodo says:

      My guess is this:

      We’ve seen in the previous volume, when Fir got hit by that trap after his last tournament fight, that it happens when a Holy Angel is “infected” by the Dark element.

      In Fir’s case it only resulted in a temporary “debuff” since his race can use both elements, but a Holy Angel can presumably only use the Light element (so not even the four elements), so when they somehow absorb the dark element, it changes their affinity.

      I think the angels in this story are just another species without any affiliation to the gods, with their magic affinity dictating the subspecies. Kinda like Wood Elves, High Elves, Dark Elves, etc. in fantasy.

      Going by the story so far there should be:
      Holy angels – light affinity.
      Unholy angels – dark affinity.
      Fallen angels – dark affinty (originaly light)
      Undead holy angels – light and dark affinity (they are holy angels, thus light affinity, but resurrected, which is a property of the dark element, which they then retain in their body to maintain their undead state)

      It should also be possible for Unholy angels to become the light element equivelant of the Fallen angel, unless the light element lacks the properties that would allow it to “infect”, like its dark counterpart.

      That is if the author has planned the story and doesn’t just make stuff up as he goes along. If it’s the latter then I commend him for his ability to make it work so well for this long.

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      • Marcillus says:

        That was… long. Thank you very much for answering~ 🙂

        P.S. If it is the latter, maybe author is also a ‘Whatever Goes’ type of guy. Hahahahahaha! XD

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