Slave Harem – 036 – Magic Crystal

Hi Guys

A couple of people were asking this week about me doing translations with no knowledge of Japanese. I wrote two posts about it a long time back, and I just read over them and gave them a quick update.

Translating a Light Novel

Translating a Light Novel 2

When I started this, it was just me, doing a chapter each week (I had more free time then), and around 150 people coming in having a read.

Now there’s a whole bunch of translators, editors, 5 different projects, and 7500ish people coming in. Holy Crap we’ve come a long way. You guys are all awesome.

Where do we go from here? What now?

Anime? Manga? There’s honestly a lot of Dead projects that need Raising.

Anime would require someone close to fluent in Japanese (which we don’t have).

Manga would require at the minimum, someone that can write the text to a file so that it can be put through Translation Aggregator, but preferably someone who doesn’t need that :P.

Anyone that wants to help with an existing project, or start a new one on Raising The Dead is always welcome.

Should we start doing our own weekly “Learn Japanese” post? Learning as a group might be fun. If you guys are interested I’ll ask one of you to run it. MP3’s + Romanji would be easiest, but I’ll leave the content up to whoever I pick.

I’ve also added the names of everyone who helped out in a big way with projects so far to the “About” page. Sorry if I’ve missed anyone. All of them can get in touch to add a message there if they want.

I also tidied up the Current Projects page a bit.

Last, should I delete the April Fool’s I put in the start of chapter 32, or leave it there for future generations? πŸ˜›

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I’ll edit this picture into chapter 31 later.

Magic Crystal

Later on I asked Roxanne things about the Labyrinth.
The Labyrinth is believed to be a creature.
What!?

The Labyrinths aren’t everywhere, they’re just in various places.

“So it’s like the larvae inside the Antlion?”
“Antlion?”
“Ah, don’t worry about it.”

The Labyrinth lures in humans instead of ants.
The human is digested and absorbed by the demon for it to live.
Then it multiplies.

The Labyrinth is an area that the Labyrinth creature produced with magic.
You won’t find it even if you dig into the ground near the Labyrinths entrance.
Is that why the levels go up instead of down?

If you go to the top floor of the Labyrinth and defeat the boss, you will kill the Labyrinth.
Exterminating a Labyrinth near where people live is the Lord’s responsibility.

“Also, if you defeat a Labyrinth in an area without people, you can become the Lord of that region.”

Roxanne explains it with enthusiasm.

“Thank you, I understand.”
“You’re welcome.”

It seems I need to be taught a lot.
I return my thoughts to getting back to the room.
I pull out a leaf from the item box.

“Roxanne, the rucksack is ready.”
“Is an antidote the only thing you can use a leaf for?’

I was curious.

“What? That’s right. That’s what I’ve heard. After you sell it to the guild they will distribute them to the pharmacists & herbalists to be turned into antidotes.”
“I thought so.”

I place the leaf in the palm of my hand, and raise it towards Roxanne.
I used [Herbal medicine generation].
Ten antidotes appeared and spilled out of my hand.

“What? This…. This is…. amazing.”

Roxanne looks at me with respect.
I like to show off.
Surprises one by one.

“This is a secret.”
“Yes… Master is amazing.”

It’s not that big of a deal if I reveal the secret.
This is possible for Roxanne as well if I change her job.
Roxanne looks captivated.

After the antidote is made I put 59 of them in Roxanne’s rucksack.
One piece is placed in the item box.
There is already 26 of them in there, but the space has increased by one.

“Are there a lot of demons that use poison?
“Yes, I have heard there is a considerable amount.”
“So antidote is a requirement?”
“Only if the demon manages to hit you.”

I’m extremely thankful for Roxanne.
They’ll probably be needed soon.

After making the antidote, we went to the explorers guild.
We bought the Magic Crystal that Roxanne had told me about.

“Lets make it two Magic Crystals.”
“Would you like the black Magic Crystal?”

Roxanne? You didn’t tell me about this.

“Um, I want to use it to collect magic.”
“Then it’s the black Magic Crystal. Please wait a moment.”

After selling the antidotes from her rucksack, Roxanne went over to the notice board.
She’s reading intently.
Being able to read would be convenient.

I bought two black magic crystals for 20 nars.
It seems the 30% discount still isn’t working with the explorers guild staff.
I exchanged 10 copper coins for each magic crystal.

Magic crystals are small stones, about the size of a chicken egg.
As the name black magic crystal indicates, the color is black.

I don’t think I’ve seen any in the Labyrinth.
With the small size I may have overlooked them.
[Judgement] works on them though.
The name of the crystal is black crystal, not black magic crystal.

“What is the higher level ointment of nourishment?”
“Nourishment medicine.”
“How much is it?”
“600 nars for one.”

The price suddenly got rather high.

“And the level after that?”
“Nourishment tablets.”
“How much is that?”
“It’s 6,000 nars each.”

It increased by ten times.
It’s a price that I somewhat expected, and I bought two nourishment medicines and a tablet.
Let’s hope we don’t take any major injuries.

“It seems to be a black magic crystal.”

I go over to Roxanne and show her the crystal.

“Magic crystals change color according to the amount of magic they contain. When you defeat ten demons it will become red. It will become purple after 100, blue after 1,000, green after 10,000, yellow after 100,000 and white with 1,000,000.”

So the color changes?

“It’s a black magic crystal because there is no magic in it?”
“Yes, and the price changes according to the color. As soon as the color changes you’ll get the higher price. There aren’t many who work on them until they become white though, most will sell them off when they are yellow or green.”

So the price won’t change for a purple crystal with 100 monsters worth of magic compared to a purple crystal with 900 monsters worth of magic.
So I have to defeat 100,000 demons to make it yellow, and a million to make it white.
If I defeat 100 per day then it will take around three years to make it yellow, and 30 years to make it white.
As Roxanne says, there won’t be many chances to sell them in a lifetime.

“I understand, so shall we go to the Labyrinth?”

We left the guild.
Even though we spoke a lot in the inn, not much of the day has passed, it’s still morning.
In the bright sunlight, I walk while often looking back over my shoulder.

I’m looking at Roxannes breasts.
She follows along behind me and they jiggle with ever step.
It’s not easy to see though, since she is wearing the Leather Jacket.

They are shaking.
Even though I didn’t notice it in the dim light of the Labyrinth.
It definitely isn’t an illusion.

The shoulder strap from the ruck sack appears to be digging in at the side.
Like tied up large, sweet fruit.
Very distracting on the eyes.

When Roxanne notices my eyes, she smiles.
I’ve been discovered.
All the respect I had managed to build up from things like making antidotes has been ruined.

After being found out, I continue hurrying to the Labyrinth.
Even though I could watch the jiggle if I walked beside her, having a man and woman walk side by side on this world doesn’t appear to happen.
My body also hides the shaking of Roxannes chest from other mens eyes.

“The first floor seems to be rather crowded.”

As soon as we enter the Labyrinth, Roxanne checks out the surrounding area with her sense of smell.
She doesn’t even need to look.

“It’s crowded?”
“Yes, there’s a search end declaration out stating that the exploration of the first floor has been completed.”

I don’t understand it well, but is it a notice from the explorer’s guild?
So alot of people have heard about it?

“Should we move on?”
“Yes, I’ve been as far as the third floor. I can fight monsters on that floor.”
“Lets try the second floor.”

We head into the black wall, and come out on the second floor.

“The second floor doesn’t seem very crowded, there’s a demon to our right.”
“Is that right. Do we just need to keep the magic crystal in our possession?”

I pull a magic crystal from the item box and pass it to Roxanne.

“Yes, it’s fine to keep it in the rucksack. Magic won’t be collected if it’s kept in the item box though.”

The rucksack is lowered and the black magic crystal is placed inside.
We prepared our equipment and went into the right cave.

“I’ll try to defeat the demon with magic. Don’t dash ahead without permission.”
“Okay.”
“What is the search end declaration?”

After giving Roxanne a warning, I questioned her.

“It’s a declaration that all searches of the first floor have been completed.”
“And the amount of people here increase when the search ends?”
“Until the search ends, there might be some rooms with large quantities of demons.”

Ah, there was a room like that.
There was a room with at least ten Needle Woods in it on the first floor and it was a difficult fight.

“That doesn’t happen after the search ends?”
“When the search ends, it means rooms like those have been searched.”
“When a demon appears in a place like this, after a little while it will start traveling around. But when a demon appears in one of those rooms it’s just stuck there, so after a while the amount of demons in the room start to build up.”

Roxanne explains it since I look doubtful.
Is that how the demon room happened?

“So now that the exploration is done, that won’t happen anymore?”
“Mostly, but if people don’t go there for many days the demons will still build up. That kind of room is an extremely dangerous trap.”

Even though that kind of room is appealing now that I know AoE attack magic it seems the chance of finding one will be less.
There’s still a chance if I continue climbing the floors though.
Was my luck good or bad finding one before I could use magic?

“I see, and that’s why the people have increased.”
“There’s a demon.”

Roxanne interrupts me with a warning.
A demon appears in front of us.
Needle Wood Lv2.

I launched a fireball that was powered up by me placing 99 points into intellect.
The demon was not defeated in a single blow however.

The second one is fired and the demon is defeated.
The demons seem to get alot stronger as their level increases.

Roxanne takes the branch and puts it in the rucksack.
The color of the magic crystal is still black.

Next I am testing the magic crystal.
In the bonus skills there is a crystallization upgrade.
Even though I didn’t know what it meant before, I now think it’s about the crystallization of magic.

I open the character settings and tick crystallization upgrade.
The skill becomes 4x increase.
I remove the bonus points from intellect and put them in crystallization upgrade.
The skill goes to 8x, then 16x, then 32x, and stops at 64x increase in crystallization.

Next, I defeated another Needle Wood Lv2. It still took two shots of magic so the benefit from increased intellect can’t be noticed here.

I check the Magic crystal.
It’s become a redish color.
This is a red magic crystal?

Another one is defeated and I check it again.
The color is now purpleish.

“When you defeat 100 it becomes purple?”

If two were defeated with the 64x increase, it becomes 128 kills.
The skill seems to be working.

“Roxanne, look at this?”

The purple magic crystal is take from the rucksack without waiting for an answer.
It will be seen at some stage anyway.
I want to recover my lost respect.

“What? Ah? …What!?”
“Mm, this is a secret.”
“Um, yes…. Master is amazing.”

After briefly showing Roxanne, I place it back in the rucksack.
I’m a bit surprised to.
Secretly cheating seems bad, but Roxanne doesn’t seem to mind.

“Do you know how much magic crystals sell for?”
“Green is 10,000 nars, and yellow is 100,000 nars.”

So if you need to hunt 10,000 demons for it to become green, then it’s one nar per demon?
So 64x is 64 nars? The income efficiency is better than the dropped items.

So if I want to earn money I put points in crystallization, if I want to become stronger I put points in experience, and if I want to fight something tough I put points in Durandal.
Things are going well.

“That’s will do for that experiment, though there are more to do.”

I declared to Roxanne.

“What experiments will be done?”
“There will be various ones with Roxannes help.”

In the party setting I switch Roxannes job to Monk.
I also set it to one of my jobs.

Kaga Michio. 17 year old male. Explorer Lv27, Hero Lv24, Wizard Lv26, Merchant Lv22, Monk Lv1.
Equipment: Wand, Leather Shoes, Leather hat, Leather armor.

Roxanne. 16 year old female. Monk Lv1.
Equipment: Scimitar, Shield, Leather Hat, Leather Jacket, Sandals, Mittens.

There’s been numerous times I was injured, but now Roxanne and I both have the Monk job.
With this I can test how experience works.
Is my share of the experience divided between each of my jobs? If I compare Roxanne’s Monk level to my own I can get a better understanding.

I’m not using my skill to decrease required experience til next level, and I’ve put the increased experience skill to 20X.
If I level up first, then the increased experience skill only works for me.
If Roxanne and I level up at the same time then we get the same experience.
If Roxanne levels up first then my experience is divided between my jobs.

Lets see how we go.

“Do you feel any changes to your body?”
“No, not really.”

When I removed the Hero job I didn’t notice my body feeling heavier.
It doesn’t seem like something you can be aware of.

“I would have liked to do this on the first floor, but I guess we’ll have to do it here. There might be some danger so please do not fight anything until the experiment is over.”
“It will be dangerous?”
“Well, the experiment won’t be dangerous, but it may hinder your fighting ability a bit.”

I don’t really understand the difference between Beast Warrior Lv6 and Monk Lv1 so it’s best to be cautious.

“Did you do an experiment like this already? Was I not supposed to fight?”
“No, but I might get you to try fighting later.”

What happens when I change Roxannes job isn’t the aim of this experiment.
If I test that it’s best to do it on the first floor.
I don’t think she’ll be defeated in a single blow just because she’s Monk Lv1, but it’s best not to even try it.

After that I hunted some demons.
The increase in level happened at the same time for both of us.
The increased experience skill must work for the whole party.

Perhaps it isn’t divided between my jobs either.
There’s always the possibility that it’s divided six ways though, between my five jobs and Roxanne’s single job.

Next is testing out the skill to decrease required experience.
Only my Monk job increased to Lv3 quickly.
Well, that’s how it is.
We had to hunt 20 demons to get up to Lv2.
After decreasing required experience to 1/10th I was able to increase my level with three kills.

Since Roxanne’s level did not go up, it seems that the skill does not work for her.

At the moment my bonus points when I’m not using Durandal are like this:
31 points in decreasing required experience to 1/10th.
31 points in increasing acquired experience to 10X.
31 points in increasing magic crystallization to 32X.
15 points to get to the fifth job.
7 points to get 3X MP recovery speed.
3 points in incantation omission.
3 points in party job settings.
1 point each for Warp, Judgement, Party Job Settings, and Character reset.

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Sternav
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THanks!!.. <3 Pictures!!! I love pictures.. ^_^

GonZ555
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Thank you πŸ™‚

Lazy Crow
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Thanks for the chap~ love the pics~ :3
Good Day~

Dafriak123
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I really appreciated the pic, Thank you for the hard work.

pepperisk
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personally? Rather than doing anything extra,I’d prefer you speed up current projects instead. Or the learn japanese together thing cos that seems interesting and more beneficial to the readers.

Thanks for chapter xD

Nguyen Gia Thai
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Agree! The name of the WN translation game is speed and quality, in that order. The wide variety is … not that desirable. One reason Bakahou and yoraikun get so much notice is because of their speed. Same thing happen with Mushouku Tensei and Shield Hero series in the early stage.

RKain
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I agree as well. Thinking on it, the webnovels I get most excited about are those which get translated at a fast, steady rate. I tend to gradually lose interest if the translation is slow…

My thanks to you, translator.

Ark
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Thanks for the chapter.

Ingro
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Thanks for the chapter.

flore
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thanks good chapter

Anish Kumar
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thanks a lot

NopiSoul
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Huhu πŸ˜‰ thanks for Pictures πŸ˜€
And thanks for Update

harmlesscarrot
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Thank you.

Okka Haznan
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thank

canaria23
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so that is what he looks like

Tulius
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Uow, Roxanne’s breasts truly are massive. o.O

Tsunami Infinatus
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They are plot.

kirindas
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Thanks for the new chapter!

Brandon Heat
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Hmm so the exp is divided or not?

Pyro
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Thank you for the chapter, and oy that picture makes me jealous of him.

Shiaforthewin
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Thanks for the chapter, this LN is shaping up to be one of my favorites out of all the ones that I am currently reading.

machinaforce
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Thanks for the chapter team I wouldn’t mind learning Japanese I always wanted to learn and learning as a group would give people more intensive to want to learn.

Tracktor
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Thanks!!

fuzor100
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Thank you for the translation.

vladtepes1993
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Thank you for the chapter πŸ˜€

Ferras
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Thanks πŸ˜‰

aryaryagi
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Is 3 years of Japanese enough to translate?

Moridain
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Well, there is his money problems solved. πŸ˜€
I am curious if higher level monsters count for more crystalisation per kill? If not he could put crystalisation up to 64X then rampage through floor one for a while.

Pyro
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Indeed, buy a ton of crystals, locate a labyrinth, forge white crystals, sell them all upon clearing it and build a huge house for the harem nearby as the lord & libido master of the region.

vladtepes1993
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You Sir, deserve a cookie… A pretty big one at that

Godjinrai
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That’s a good idea, but there’s a problem. If people start seeing him selling a large number of green or yellow crystals, even if he goes to different towns and unloads 3 or 4, then they will start asking questions and word will spread about him. Since he and his first slave stick out like sore thumbs, people will eventually put two and two together and are bound to start targeting them, so its better to create a small number of crystals and periodically(once every 12-24 months) sell only one crystal in the guild hall of a major city or… Read more »
Shortie
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floor four is a better option since they appear in up to groups of three and he has attack all magic that needs no targeting while fireball etc does need to target.

Kensei Seraph
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Thanks for the chapter and the pictures.

GrimVeilRule
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Thanks for the chapter

sherlockbelmont
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Thanks for chapter!!!

Mena-san
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Thank you~

Also awww~~<3 my name in the about section, that is nice! XD (so shy now)

As for Japanese, I would be willing to learn it πŸ˜€

Clueless Panda
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OH MY GOD IT’S MENA-SAN!!! GUYS GUYS LET’S ASK FOR AN AUTOGRAPH!!!!!!

vladtepes1993
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Ok, let’s line up !!! I’m second πŸ˜€

Anonymous
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DX oh god I need to hide now! paparazzi at my door! All because of 3 edited chapters lmao!

Panda is the best though <3 the way you edit makes me swoon~

Clueless Panda
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Did Mena-san hide?!?!?! NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Mena-san
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D: *Kirigakure no Jutsu*

Totally not Mena-san
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o.o shhhhh

aryaryagi
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Any reccomendations on something to translate?

Archerbob
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indra13
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Slime Tensei not out because no one can edit it (My PR is out of town for 6 months starting from January)

so don’t go around telling someone to translated it

Clueless Panda
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Don’t take this the wrong way, but why not just recruit another editor?

Anonymous
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^This lol πŸ˜€

indra13
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if only there are people that want to join my Team T_T

Clueless Panda
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I can help edit if needed.

Arahetta~
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then please go to #re-translations
on irchighway and find rei_hunter then ask her for the gdoc m(_ _)m

Archerbob
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Sorry I did not realize anyone was still working on it. And thanks everyone for offering to help with it, I really enjoyed it and would love to read more of it but my translation and editing skills need to be leveled up a lot more before I could be of much help.

Arahetta~
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don’t worry even I (if I’m not the one doing it) won’t realize that it still active when there are no update for 5 months T_T

aryaryagi
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I’ll check them out see if they seem interesting…

Shortie
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when you put the ncode site address for this web novel in google translate there is a window at the bottom of the contents page for that web novel which has many other similar web novels in it that could be a good reference in searching for one to translate.

TheFrostDude
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Thanks for the new chapter!

yurakair
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Thanks for the chapter and the pics.

Jay
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Thanks for the translation!

Archerbob
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Thanks for the chapter and all the work on the site. I would leave the April fools joke right where it is. I got a huge kick out of it when I first read it especially because I read it at 4:00 am and actually believed it not realizing what day it was and pausing right before the end.

Anonymous
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Thank you for the chapter!

I think changing jobs can be a really lucrative business, buy a cheap slave > change it to thief/assassin > sell them to other cities.

Naeko
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NO, the profit for selling such a “product” is small compared to what will happen. Both the assassin guild and thief guilds will get wind of this after interrogating the slaves and then come after you. You may then say it is impossible for them to question you because you are as gary stu as Xiao in Zhan Long and thus impossible to catch because you will defeat all of them like he does in a 300 vs 1 PK match. But they don’t need to catch you. They just question people around you and get an idea of what… Read more »
yoyo
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Spoiler:

LOL Assassin is legal job out there!! – and they kill only monster

you should think further! – everything is possible as a job in this world

Amma Riida
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Thanks for the chapter πŸ™‚ now I know why our MC are so eager to buy Roxanne xD

ferhat
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Thanks for TL

Demi
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Thank you for translating this. Just a question though, will the story improve? Its been 36 chapters and its pretty much feels like filler because its repeating everything he does and says. Its nice he finally experimenting jobs and bonus points and gained more interaction with roxanne. But it feels like he took only 5 steps after 10 or so chapters.

danielomote123
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Translate “The simple life of killing demons”.

Naeko
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>Manga would require at the minimum, someone that can write the text to a file so that it can be put through Translation Aggregator, but preferably someone who doesn’t need that There is optical character recognition programs that scan and convert japanese characters into romaji. A lot of those people who scan books (fiction, fantasy, textbooks, game books) and make lots of downloadable pdf, epub, and text files use OCR programs that scan the pictures and convert it via OCR into text. There’s one for japanese but I forgot its name. But these types of tools may be worth looking… Read more »
Satrio Hidayat
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Thanks

Tcol521
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Would be funny if the system trolls him by putting a pervert ability boost later. Pervert mode x64 XD think that would kill me xP

Also that image was unexpected in beginning.

Saturo96
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So he ends up kind of like this (couldn’t find one in english)

bearplode
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Thanks!

BlessingSoft
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I tried to add you on Skype but I couldn’t find you. Can you just tell me your account name instead of your email? I also tried emailing you using the email you give out.

heheheheeee
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uhh, so translating still happening here?

habib
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Thanks for chapter ^_^
Please continue translating the current projects. I want support you by donating through PayPal.

Moridain
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He is really bad at Slave ownership. He treats them like ‘people’ as though they deserve ‘respect’.
I personally think it is a fantastic thing to be terrible at though.
I would want to have a stern talk to him about the difference between good consent and bad consent though.

abyssdarkfire
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omfg this post had me ctfu

Anon S
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You’ll probably never read this, but American slavery is different from traditional slavery. Traditionally masters were responsible for their slaves, required to clothe and feed them, and really were supposed to treat them as family. If a slave wanted to work, then they could, and the master could take a tax from their wages, although it was supposed to be low. And if a master tells a slave to do work, it’s not supposed to be too burdensome and the master is required to help the slave with the job if they have trouble. Basically, traditional slavery was essentially being… Read more »
Lantor Spanel - Not a Fake Name
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Lantor Spanel - Not a Fake Name

Thanks for the chapter! Awesome work!

Midas
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This’s a secret; that’s a secret; ( β–ͺ /_\ β–ͺ ) ; but your boobs is not; Roxanne

Dhypha-
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[I’ll edit this picture into chapter 31 later.]
1 year pass and….
still waiting

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