Slave Harem – 188 – Rutina

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This was TL’d by airsblue, and edited by me.


Cassia called out to the girl the Duke brought out.
She is called Rutina apparently.

“Cassia-ane, sama……”

Rutina spoke one word, and then cut off her words in vexation.
She is probably one of the people originally from this castle.
It seems she considers Cassia a sister, but it is more enemy than friend right now.
Rutina’s stubborn expression is showing that.

“I am glad you are safe.”

She is unharmed, but if you are asking if she is safe then I doubt she is.
Cassia hugs Rutina tightly.
It’s fascinating how the two beauties resemble each and stand out above everyone else.
It is a beautiful scene, but it is not the right time to think like this, right?

“Your Excellency.”

Gozar came over.

“How is it going?”
“We have almost taken control of the whole castle, there was no resistance. However, we can’t find the Earl.”
“No one knows where he is?”
“That’s right.”

The Duke and Gozar are talking.
It looks like they can’t find Selmar’s Earl.
Maybe he happened to be out on trip today by chance.
Because they decided on today on a whim.

“It is not like I can’t do anything if he disappears, but it’s troublesome. It is also a disgrace for a noble to run away from his castle. Use everything we have to search for him.”

It is easy for Adventurers to get away in this world.
You can go somewhere good.
I will run away instead of hiding, but it looks like he can’t do that?

How dishonorable is it to escape?
But since he already neglected his labyrinth suppression duty as a noble, I don’t think he cares about his honor as a noble.
Or is it not related to this?

“I am sorry, but we can’t find the Earl. Do you have any idea where he is?”

The Duke asks Rutina.
Maybe he’s hiding with the firewood?
I want to strike a war drum while the Duke gives commands.
While doing one, two, three hits.

“I don’t know, and I would not tell you even if I knew.”

Rutina responds plainly.
Rutina is a heavenly beauty.

“……Cassia, do you know any places where he could be hiding?”
“Let me see. There is a room to store firewood in the winter season, and the bedroom is connected to it.”

Rutina protests, but Cassia is a friend of the enemy.
Was there really a firewood shed?

“I hope you didn’t forget your responsibility as noble.”
“You know what’s been going on while you live in luxury.”

Rutina hesitates from Cassia’s argument.
It seems Rutina understands that the labyrinth subjection is not advancing at all.


The Duke sends Gozar to check it out.

“When father inherited the title he tried his best. But, he didn’t manage to get any results and changing the leadership of the knights became a common thing. Then, that big group of thieves ran wildly and we lost some capable subordinates. At that time he even drank sake in order to run away.”

It seems that the Earl had reasons for the slow subjugation..
Can’t he just switch out with someone else?

“Was he cornered that much?”
“If only I had more power.”
“It’s alright. There’s nothing you could have done.

Cassia embraced Rutina’s head to console her.

“It’s not like I want ane-sama’s sympathy.”

Rutina brushed the hand away.
She is quite aggressive.
She is glaring at Cassia with beautiful deep blue eyes.
It’s as if she is holding back her tears.

“Your father wasn’t suitable to become Earl in the first place. He avoided fighting scenes, and didn’t want to enter the labyrinth. Because he was the youngest brother, he wouldn’t normally become the Earl, and he might have lived freely. But because my father and the next youngest brother fought each other, this is how things turned out. Because of the conflicts of my father I want to apologize to you.”

It looks like Cassia’s father and Rutina’s father are brothers.
In other words, Cassia and Rutina are cousins.
That reminds me, the next Earl called Cassia big sister as well.
Is it family tradition of Selmar’s Earl house for cousins to call each other brothers and sisters?

“Enough already. Go ahead and kill me.”

Rutina swung her golden hair and faced the Duke.
He is going to kill her?
It is one of the top five words that I don’t want the beautiful elf to receive.
But now is not the time to think about it.

“There is no need to go that far, if possible I would like resolve this peacefully.”

Like I thought, the Duke doesn’t intend to do that.
It is enough to just defeat the Earl.

“Don’t talk nonsense to me after coming this far.”
“I would like you to waive your inheritance rights.”
“I am the daughter of the Earl, and I can’t abandon that. Assuming my father was removed, it is natural that I will inherit the title after him.”

It is like this after all.

“The next Earl has already been decided. We need to do it as soon as possible.”
“I have the inheritance rights. The next Earl after my father should be me.”

I have trouble following them, but it looks like it will be hard for Cassia’s cousin to become the next Earl when Rutina is still around.
Looks like the branch family can’t take the title when there is a direct descendant.
When Rutina abandons her rights, the title of Earl can move to the next family.
If the Earl is removed like this, Rutina would be the next Earl.

“That is not acceptable. Unfortunately, the high elf representative council does not recognize you.”
“That can’t be… Even the high elf representative council……”
“It is natural after the labyrinths have been left to grow here, and it isn’t something that can be solved just by Selmar’s Earl losing his title, it is a betrayal against all elves. Of course, his daughter will not be allowed the right of succession, and there is the matter of you being too young. “

That reminds me, Rutina was 15 years old when I appraised her.
She is young.
And she is Villager Lv2.

You want to say her abilities as Earl is unknown because she is 15 years old?
And she is Villager Lv2 as well.
The subjugation of the labyrinths in the territory is not advancing, so it is necessary to immediately put things in order so that the subjugation advances as fast as possible.
People will feel uneasy without a leader with some experience and achievements.

However, the high elves representative council doesn’t leave good impression.
Is it like an evil council ruling from behind?
Or is that just my own point of view as a third party?
Apparently Selmar’s Earl is a member, and probably the Duke is as well.

Or rather, isn’t my presence here not needed anymore for a while now.
It is not like I can interfere.
But I can’t leave since I was told to stand by here.
And I don’t want to go outside the room since I don’t know what is going on outside.

“That’s why, I told you to go ahead and kill me already.”

Rutina insists strongly.
There is no need to worry about succession rights if he kills her.

“It turned out like this after all, but I can’t do that.”
“Rutina, even if it’s just to take revenge on us who are your parents enemies, please live on.”
“I will not kill you. I will have you become a slave.”

The Duke interrupts Cassia who was trying to persuade her.

“A slave?”
“Michio, do you know about legitimate succession names?”

Despite Cassia’s question, the Duke starts talking to me.

“I have only heard the name.”
“The nobility comes with the family name and legitimate succession name which give you the succession rights. Anharth in my case. This can be shown using the intelligence card, which isn’t a problem. If you lose your legitimate succession name, you will lose your succession rights and nobility. The legitimate succession name is that kind of thing. And the legitimate succession name is lost if you become a slave.”
“And that’s the need to become a slave.”

The Duke’s name is Brocken・Nord Brown・Anharth.
Similarly, Anselm is part of Rutina’s name, I wonder if that’s it.
I believe Baron Easter has something attached to his name as well.
Cassia is Anselm just like Rutina, so she has succession rights for Selmar’s Earl and not the Duke.

“It is possible to select the next successor regardless of the succession rights, but it is an emergency now. The direct descendant will be given priority when Selmar’s Earl is overthrown.”
“That’s why you need to lose your succession name.”
“It is still the same thing. I will not become a slave. I didn’t commit any crime. You shouldn’t be able to make me a slave without my consent.”

Is it possible to make someone a slave without his consent if he doesn’t commit a crime?
Probably someone with the thief job can be forcefully made a slave.
If not, the person need to give his consent.

I have thief job.
Is it possible to make me a slave without my consent?

“You know yourself I can’t do that. You don’t have the ability to fulfill your obligations as noble, and you don’t have any other way, what kind of future would your younger brothers and sisters face? It is not a problem that can be solved with your death. If you became a slave there would be no need to hunt for the rest of your siblings. It can be explained that you have taken responsibility for things as a noble. That will be the best for your younger brothers and sisters.”
“C… coward.”

The Duke attacks her weak point, he really is cowardly.
Her younger brothers and sisters are hostages?
There’s no way of changing that her father the Earl will be dethroned, but her younger brothers and sisters are different.

Parents eat sour grapes and children lose teeth, it is called something like this.
Kuranosuke Oishi’s eldest child Chikara committed harakiri together with him, but it is said that the government demanded that the remaining orphaned siblings go into service.
It is similar to this.
Rather, wouldn’t Rutina’s younger brothers and sisters have no home to return to if she abandons her rights?

“They will not be able to use their succession name until they become of age at 15 years old, but depending on their older sister’s action, there is possibility for the younger brothers and sisters to become Selmar’s Earl in the future.”

Seems it is useless for biological children to claim rights when they are minors.
You just have to deal with Rutina somehow?
The Duke is quite nasty.

He didn’t confirm whether her younger brothers and sisters will have the right of succession or not.
Perhaps it wouldn’t work without it.
Like Komon Mito who adopted his older brother child and gave his own child to the adopted child of his older brother, because after the real father adopted a child, a child was born to the grandfather, the child became the legitimate child of the father, and Tooyama no kane became the adopted child of the adopted child of the father.

Being noble seems to have it’s troubles.
The Duke did mention the possibility for siblings though.
He is not telling a lie.

“I also think that will be good, Rutina.”
“……I understand, just do as you like.”

Cassia also tries to persuade her, and Rutina finally gave in.
It is a big thing to have obtained a hostage.

“If it is good with you, can you accept her.”

When I thought the matter was finally settled, the Duke suggest something outrageous.

“Michio, you’ve done us a great favor this time, I believe she will make a great prize.”
“W… what absurd thing are you talking about?”

Cassia was the one to object.
It is expected of course.

So you agreed on the matter of her becoming a slave.
Oh, was it acceptable if she became your possession?

“Michio seems he have abilities that me and others can’t comprehend. Probably in the near future he will defeat a labyrinth, and join the ranks of nobility. If this happens, you will be able to make a lot of achievements even as a former noble.”

The Duke tells Rutina.
For what kind of reason does the Duke evaluate me so high?
It’s an overestimate.
Did he happen to see me using magic inside the labyrinth by any chance?

“A labyrinth?”

Rutina looks suspicious.
Her eyes were looking to evaluate me.

“It is the result of what the adventurers of my knight’s order tried to do. It is impossible to move to Palmasque without recovery medicine as we thought, and you also need to rest at Tare while using recovery medicine. He certainly has an ability that is far superior to my knight’s order adventurers, and we can’t measure how much strength he has.”
“Oh really?”

He probably tried to go to Palmasque himself.
And he compared it like that.
In fact, it is even hard for me to go to Palmasque without recovery medicine or Durandal.
It doesn’t look like he saw me using magic, I’ll settle for that.

“I don’t think she is a bad reward, Michio. As you can see, she is a beauty that resembles Cassia.”

What does he mean by that? This Duke.
Is he simply praising her?
Possibly, did he see through how fond I am of Cassia?
Was I looking at Cassia with such eyes?

“ Ah, no. It is not like that.”

Both Rutina and Cassia are beautiful women.
There is no doubt.

Or did you even ask Baron Ester?
That reminds me, the laws of the Empire Liberation Society don’t allow the leak of information that they obtained there to the outside.
Because the duke is a member of the Empire Liberation Society, he would not mention it outside even if he found out.
Maybe just some gossip got out.

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Thank u always for ur great work…


Thanks for the chapter team


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Ufufufu… Michio-dono is very pleased. 🙂






For some reason I was always expecting it to be Cassia though, guess her younger clone is good as well. Michio will be gong full power with sex maniac after this I’m sure, though maybe the first time round he won’t need it 🙂


A beautiful elf coming in a silver plate for Michio. :V


Thank u always for ur great work…

Ahahahaha, double comment, sorry…

So, it’s the Duke that suggest Rutina enslavement, the piece are connected now…


He’s giving the reward he promised. Not the best within his capacity, though. 😉


Sister of his wife, with a beauty no less than hers. I would think that’s a prize well worth being highest in his ability.


Beauty and age are secondary, what matters is her status. She may be a noble before, but she is a slave now. Now is what matters. Even if Michio did her, he would be doing a slave. She herself would resign to it, thinking that she’s a slave. That wouldn’t be a reward.
Reward would be doing a noble; who considers herself a proud noble; the husband of whom knows; no, the husband consented to it; no, the husband suggested it. That would be a reward.


With comments like that, Mranon, I’m surprised there aren’t more R18 stories on the site…


So your saying the duke should have offered a night with sassia


Erofu getto daze~


Thanks for the chapter <3


and it something that — it isn’t something

would your younger brothers and sisters will face — ‘sisters face’ [Would is the past tense of will.]

Anyways, thanks for the chapter.





Thanks for chapter


Thank you for the new chapter! I’m looking forward to the elf arc!


Thank you for the new chapter! Dogeza! I can’t wait to read the elf arc!


Thanks for the chapter, worked out far better than I expected.


Yes! I finally did it. I found the subscribe button. Phew! That was a long and difficult quest!


Thanks for the chapter.

Tooyama no kane <- Tooyama no Kin(-san); I don't know if he's a real historical character, but he has a drama period based on him, like Mito Koumon. He's also the alledged ancestor of Hidan no Aria's Tooyama Kinji and Tantei Gakuen Q's Tooyama Kintarou, among others.


The duke might be a coward (surprise attack, using hostages, etc) but he values human (elf? Humanoid?) life, on the other hand making the elf a slave can be a fate worse than death nut he is giveing her to Michio and the duke knows Michio’s slaves are cherished and live a good life.


Thnx for the chappy~
“Use everything we have to search from him.”
“Use everything we have to search for him.”





damn… still no illustration of Vesta and I already want one of Rutina xD
I’ve wanted to see how Cassia looks for the author through an illustration… so an illustration of Rutina would give me an idea I guess… 🙂


As far I know there is no for Vesta, but there is one for Rutina:
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Albedo\'s Ahoge

A beauty indeed~

I am guessing Rutina will become sort of Wizard~?


Maybe, but the Earl seemed to keep her out of the labs. No telling if he gave her a destruction orb as a child. I wonder if those orbs would trigger a sacrificial item.


Probably that is Cassia, volume 5 should be around the time he started interacting with the Duke. They look very similar though so it gives a good idea of what Rutina would look like.


her arms are a little skinny but she sure is a beauty…*pant pant*


i have a bad feeling


Her ears are so red…


Didn’t they say Rutina is blonde?


Fairly sure that is a picture of Cassia. Michio met Cassia and the Duke before he bought Vesta, it was partly from the income of selling mirrors to the Duke that he earned enough to buy Vesta.

Ignoring chapter 9, the first time Rutina is mentioned in the series is just recently.


But Rutina looks very similar to Cassia to the point that they can be mistaken as sisters instead of aunt and niece. Therefore, the picture is the most accurate one that can be used to describe how Rutina looks like.


“I believe Baron Easter has something attached to his name as well”

Well, the Baron of Easter, do you think his fetish is rabbit ears??? There might have been some Gozar too, I thought he was Gozer.

I don’t know about Rutina, because from what I understand the names of elves sound kind of Italian, ‘Cassia’, ‘Gozer’.. as such Lutina would be more correct, this makes sense if you consider Japanese doesn’t have the letter ‘L’ and they use ‘R’ instead.

Given the speed you guys are working at I can understand a couple of errors. I’ll keep an eye out for you.


Yep. However, we are going with the names used earlier in chapter 9. I was intending to use Millia/Milia for Miria 😛

I post it again here since it seems that you’ve missed it: “Like Komon Mito who adopted his older brother child and gave his own child to the adopted child of his older brother, because after the real father adopted a child, a child was born to the grandfather, the child became the legitimate child of the father, and Tooyama no kane became the adopted child of the adopted child of the father.” ^-That “Tooyama no kane” would be “Tooyama no Kin” (perhaps it should have a “-san” attached? He’s ususally known as “Tooyama no Kin-san”, after all). References to… Read more »
Choose, mortal. 1: Reject your prize and show them how noble you really are. 2: Succumb to your carnal lust and accept Rutina as you- [Michio] I choose number 2!!! Wh- [Roxanne] But, master, I think us four is enough though? [Michio] What are you talking about Roxanne? It will never be enough you know? (on the bed) [Roxanne] True but, we surely get stronger in the future. [Michio] (it looks like she’s misunderstanding something here, Miria is bored and trying to stay awake, and Vesta is looking dumbfounded, clearly doesn’t understand what’s going on and Sherry, stop looking me… Read more »

Meatbun Delivery train~ Choo~ Choo~
Thank you for the chapter ?

Duke Ester is gonna get divine punisment later~ a certain food~


what does “nepu” mean?


I found 19 cases of lower case i where it should be upper case. Can be fixed by doing replace ” i ” with ” I ” in most writing software.





“Possibly, did he see through how fond i am of Cassia?
Was i looking at Cassia with such eyes?”

The duke knows.
He sees through it all.
Duke…what a frightening dude.

The embarissing secret given to complete the initiation ritual was not to be spread around, those that heard it were not to speak of it to anyone else. Having said that the secret they accepted was the “Doing all 4 slaves every night, sometimes twice”, everything else he tried to use as the secret was fair game to spread around so its entirely possible that the Baron told the Duke… Plus Michio probably goes slack-jawed and says yes to anything Cassia asks him immediately while he will argue with the Duke to a certain extent. It would take an idiot… Read more »

The duke was listening to Michio secret behind the door.
so he listened to everything Michio said, and those 4 guy voices where even louder than Michio when they talked about his wife.
Proof, he immediately was standing behind the door when Kaiser went to call him, he wasn’t setting on the chair in the other room, he was standing in front of the door waiting !!!


Damn …. the minute i read the title long back, i thought she would be the next harem member … but this is one twisted way of becoming one … lol

Thanks for the Chapter 🙂

So, Cassia has no problem with Rutina becoming a slave but she has a problem with her becoming Michio’s slave. I wonder why is that. There may be three reasons. First, she doesn’t want her to become a slave of anyone but the Duke. That way, she will be able to protect her from disgrace. Well, she will already be a slave, but she will at least not receive the treatment slaves do. Second, she doesn’t want her to become Michio’s slave. Having seen his party, she must have an idea of Michio’s lust. Third, she doesn’t want her to… Read more »
Well, options are discussed next time. Cassia understands the need for Rutina to become a slave but was probably thinking that she would go to someone closer where Cassia could keep tabs and know that she is being treated well. Sex doesn’t seem to have much of a taboo on it in that world, especially if no children can be produced like with cross-race, its just an enjoyable way to pass the time, assuming both parties agree to it. It was even expected that MIchio was having sex with his party as doing so is common and has no taint… Read more »

There is a 4th reason. Cassia herself wants to be with Michio and didn’t want to give Rutina to him and instead wanted to give herself to him lol. Of course there is no way that is the case but still would be funny lol.

yt ty

Lol, hoped he picked her for the one anything he can take for helping? But the duke saw through this and gave him another offer with reason to throw him off? Such a cunning duke.


“Here, I’ll give you Rutina so stop chasing after my wife already!”




Will we have another episode of “because it’s master”? Also Michio, when will you be able to use Annihilate.


Thanks for the chapter.

Its good to see that the Duke realized that Michio is doing something unusual. He also might suspect that Michio is from a noble family somewhere far off since he has a last name.

Also good for Michio to realize that he might be in danger of being forced into being a slave if hes not careful. Its possible that only works if the target has thief as the main job but why take chances.


The Duke is really observative guy.


Re: 188, (186 to 188)

The hero’s sympathy for those that are wicked and corrupt in the elf fiefdom governments is very stupid and naive. How can he possibly have sympathy for a corrupt earl and the corrupt elf earl’s successor who is stubborn and wants to continue the same policy…

Also his thinking that the Duke is wrong for fixing bad government is a big turn off to the story. It’s natural to fix corruption. corruption also creates suffering

I didn’t see it as him thinking it was wrong, he did originally as he had no background information about what was going on, but he understands that it is necessary now. The order of Michios understanding was: Duke is going to attack the Earl and overthrow him <- no background so he thinks its for a selfish motive. Learns Cassia knew it was going to have to happen at some point. Learns the motive for the action. (Labyrinths are being ignored, probably loss of the peerage) Learns that the chosen successor understands the need. Learns that the Elf High… Read more »

But what duke is doing is essentially persecuting his own family (though not blood relative). So I can’t blame MC for thinking that way. If I was the duke, I’d tell the earl to get out of the country.

But the problem with that kind of mentality is that if you say its ok because their relatives….then the relatives make the family miserable. The problem with exceptions to family is they will make their family most miserable before making other family miserable, since they have more contact with family members first before other people on the street. Also if we made exceptions to the law because so and so is my cousin, uncle, brother then we’d have a legal system….oh…kind of like how we do today where everyone gets away with stealing. stealing and exporting our jobs. Selling our… Read more »

Im loving this series 😀


i need more of this to read


Now that I think about it, didn’t duke stage this whole thing to plant a spy in MC’s harem to dig out his secrets? It would be funny if that’s the case.


If you want to plant a spy among someones slaves, killing an Earl and making the one that is supposed to spy on you seriously hate you is not the best of moves.


But no one is killed in front of him, the earl escaped, and Rutina could be a random elf girl they pick up on the street to play the earl’s daughter role. One glance at his party can tell the duke that he’s building a harem. It’s a perfect plan.


– Rutina has the same last name as the Earl, and only nobility have last names (IIRC).
– Slaves must follow their master’s commands, so Michio could force her to reveal the fact that she’s a spy, and use her to feed false information. He can also order her not to reveal anything.
– Michio can confirm that she’s actually his slave using his Appraisal, which shows ownership, so he can’t be tricked into believing that she’s his slave when she’s not.


Nope, you can’t force the slave to reveal or follow commands, thats another novel :p
in SH, the slave can steal from their master, arrange to be bought by another party, and even kill him.
the problem with killing him, is his will, if he doesnt change it per slave the slave will die with him, that why protecting his life,
for Michio will:
1- Roxanne asked to die with him
2- Sherry will be released free in case he die
3- Miria will become Sherry slave
4- Vesta will go free


Michio can see Rutina’s name and succession name via Appraisal.

He can also confirm later whether Cassia’s cousin has become the new Earl or not via Appraisal.


Right, the duke doesn’t know that though.


Another harem member is joining the group, now he will need a bigger bath tub and larger bed. Perhaps a bigger house too. Thanks for the chapter.


Haaaaa now i’ve done it. Well the main thing of this novel author style comparing with Kumo desu ga is that the plot is utterly simple but explanations are quite detailed, so it’s very easy to guess what’s happened next but you can’t guess what kind of explanations author give us.

Poor Quality TL

god we are catching up with the raws quickly
i really cant expect a week or should i say a day without a SH release ; w ;


At the current rate, by May we will have caught up. Then we fall to the release rate of the raws, 1 chapter every 2 months.


thanks for the chapter


should be good to have her as the 5th…she better get in the bed with them…


F5 sect of ELF GET …in da Bed.


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oh….it’s a trap?
thanks for the hard-work!!