Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? The Human-Demon Great War – The situation of Sophia

Vampire first world problems.

The Human-Demon Great War – The situation of Sophia

「Say.」
「What?」
「Just why are we here, I wonder?」
「You should have heard the particulars already.」

I have heard them, I have! Why are we not on the battlefield, and here in a town instead I wonder? In particular, together with this woman!

「Could you not glare at me please?」
「I can’t help glaring. Aren’t you looking the other way anyway?」
「Merely being in your field of vision is unpleasant for me, so you entering my field of vision is also unpleasant.」

This bitch sure is talking big. Perhaps I should strangle her to death here? ……That sounds good.

「Oh, please refrain from getting any strange ideas about me. Goshujin-sama is looking after all.」

Saying so, Felmina suddenly takes a small white spider out from her clothes and shows it. That is definitely one of goshujin-sama’s clones. If I make a move on this impertinent girl here, then goshujin-sama won’t ignore it. As if slamming into the irritation with nowhere to go, I start scowling even harder.

If asked why we are here in this town right in the midst of the war, I can only say that it’s because of goshujin-sama’s instructions. Just when I thought I’d finally be able to rampage again, I never even thought that I might be kept from the battlefield. Furthermore, to deal with an opponent who we’re not even sure whether they’ll really come or not, of all things.

Since the fight with Kyouya-kun, I’ve not been able to satisfy my battle desires. Or rather, even with that fight with Kyouya-kun, because it was interrupted before the best part I’ve still not fully appreciated it. Also, probably in future as well, I’ve come to believe that I won’t be able to experience a more fulfilling battle than that one.

A fight with an almost equal opponent. Alternating between hope and fear at the opponent’s unforeseen actions, the ecstasy of breaking through those moments. Such an exhilarating feeling – sucking blood doesn’t come close. If that’s how it is in the midst of battle, I wonder just how incredible a sensation I will be able to experience at the moment of victory? Just imagining is enough to make my body tremble.

Yet in the end, because of that Kuro guy everything was ruined. All my built-up excitement was lost in an instant. Because of which, I don’t expect I’ll be able to experience a fight with such good conditions again in future. Since the only one in the world who can fight with me equally, is Kyouya-kun alone. The rest are either weaker than me, or those who are too strong starting with goshujin-sama. There’s no opponents nearby who can compete with me like Kyouya-kun, or otherwise give me a good fight. Even with Kyouya-kun, because he’s darn well gotten his sanity back, he can’t even fight me with the intent to kill like back then. There’s only opponents that I’ll definitely beat or definitely be defeated by.

That’s why, in terms of fights that can satisfy me, that was the first one and last one. Because I let that chance escape, all that I can vent in battle is just the everyday accumulated stress. All I can do is clear out the negative feelings, and it never becomes positive. I thought that’d at least be better than nothing, yet I was even kept away from the battlefield of all things. Does goshujin-sama hate me I wonder? Ah, I better not think about this too deeply. If it turns out that she really does hate me then I’ll cry.

「It seems, that they came.」

The clone of goshujin-sama that’s attached to Felmina is making animated movements, as if trying to convey something. Oh my, it’s kinda cute. Totally, not.

「I see. I guess I’ll be able rampage a bit then.」
「This direction it seems.」

They come from the direction that goshujin-sama’s clone indicates. We’re in corner of the town. A deserted housing district away from the public gaze. A group of hooded men are coming out through an open door from one of the houses.

「I can do them in, right?」

In response to my verification, goshujin-sama’s clone nods in assent. Seeing that, I throw myself at the suspicious hooded group. I strike my sword into the closest hood. It’s a large sized magic sword that Kyouya-kun made for me. Combining my power and the magic sword’s power, the hooded man meets the ground.

That wasn’t a slip of the tongue, okay? It seems I used a bit too much force huh. I had intended to cut him, but he was smashed into an unidentifiable mess buried in the ground. Yup, this was overkill I guess?

「Humph. It was a setup huh.」

The guy who seems to be the leader of the hoods calmly mutters that despite having seen the condition his comrade was reduced to.

「But, even though the information was bait it wasn’t false. Get her.」

To the leader hood’s orders, the remaining hoods simultaneously rush at me. I mow them down with one swing of my magic sword. In addition, a chakram comes flying from behind my back and scores a direct hit on one of them, chopping off his head. I guess Felmina is going to provide covert supporting fire.

The beheaded man topples, and at that moment his hood comes off. The uncovered man, had long ears. The trait of elves. The ones who attacked me, were a group of elves.

Goshujin-sama allowed the elves gain bait information. That when the demons simultaneously invade the humans, I would then be in this town. That for the elves who gained that information, should they want to try to do something about me, then come and settle things. We didn’t know whether they would come or not, but the elves believed the false information and thus they came waltzing in. Well, since I am actually here, it’s not really false information. Their leader also said that the information was bait but it wasn’t false anyway.

It seems that goshujin-sama expected that if information about a reincarnator such as me was spread out, then the elves would make a move. Since it was a critical situation, then I wouldn’t have Ariel-san’s protection.

I merely swung my sword, and the elves who attacked me were defeated. Weak. How boring… the instant I thought that, my face was suddenly punched.

Eh? Huh?

Unable to understand the situation, my face went blank. That was also for an instant, as the shock from when I clumsily fell onto the ground allowed me to regain my senses. Immediately I tried to take a stance, and right in front of my eyes a foot was incoming.

「!?」

I used the magic sword to guard against the impending foot. Even though the edge was held out, the opponent’s foot wasn’t cut.

The magic sword and foot pressed against each other. Looking up at the opponent, there with his face half-concealed by the hood, was an expressionless man. It was their leader.

I put strength into my arm, forcing back the leaders foot. The leader doesn’t fight my strength, and steps back.

I never thought that I could be punched so defenselessly. I’m a bit surprised at the opponent’s speed being more than expected. However, there’s almost no damage. I was just careless. That’s right, if I hadn’t been careless then there’s no way a guy like this could have punched me.

Still, isn’t this guy a bit too hard? Why couldn’t the magic sword cut him? How strange.

Somehow I’m getting rather irritated. So as to confront that irritation, I slash at the leader.

The leader faces his palm out towards me, and something comes flying out from a hole there. Without time to avoid, something pierces my body. I can tell that my HP decreased even without looking at Appraisal.

What, was that? A laser? But, it doesn’t matter. Ignoring the damage, I brandish the magic sword. That’s enough for even this leader guy to show a hint of surprise on his face. Using all my strength I strike at the leader’s body with the magic sword. After going through a sense of hardness, it feels like it was destroyed. The leader’s body is cut right in half, and sent flying by the impact.

After a pause for breath, I chase after the leader’s body. There, with just half remaining, the leader rolls over. Seeing the cross-section of his body, it’s a mechanical body. No wonder it was so hard. Half this man’s body has been turned into a cyborg. Although I had heard from goshujin-sama that the elves had advanced mechanical technology, until I saw it for myself I was half in doubt.

「This, was a huge miscalculation. I never expected this body to be defeated.」
「Oh my? You’re still alive in that state?」

I’m surprised. To think he’d still be alive after having lost half his body. Cyborgs are amazing huh.

「It seems it was a blunder to let Ariel get hold of you. Failing to kill you at that time seems to have been a terrible mistake.」
「Indeed. I’ll be coming to destroy the elves soon or later, so look forwards to that time.」

Then again, you’ll have died here. Striking with the magic sword, I make sure to finish him off this time for real.

「Are you done?」
「I am.」

Felmina suddenly turns up, taking a glance at the corpse of the dead leader, or rather the wreckage.

「For now, let’s collect this and leave.」
「Indeed.」

There’s many things that goshujin-sama doesn’t mention, but for me to be the bait this time, I guess it was for the sake of collecting this then? In order to learn what their level of technology is. Just how far ahead is she looking when planning future actions. Ally she may be, but she’s terrifying.


 

Translation notes:

Yes, Felmina also uses “goshujin-sama” to refer to Shiro, which is quite odd for someone in a military organisation though perhaps her usage of that term predates joining the military? It makes things a bit confusing to read though. Is she subtly trying to compete with Sophia or was it something Shiro requested?

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Anonymous
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thanks for the chapter

Mashiro
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Thank you for your hard work! Also, Shiro’s two adopted ones.. best frienemes for life <3

FTaku
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I just went through all the other old translations with Shuns point of view. I can’t wait for these chapter to reach the point where everyone meets at the elf battle

CountryMage
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Since you just reread the Shun side stories, can you tell if the description for the crazy eyed saintess matches the image in the v4 LN cover, or was Sophia just more top heavy than I remember?

SubZole
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Isn’t that Ariel in the cover?

Anonymous
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No. Baba stated Ariel is indeed more like a Loli

Metazoxan
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Sophia was mentioned to be blond.

Also regarding Ariel I’m fairly sure she has black hair since she’s the ancestor of the black bodies taratect and Shiro’s spiders are white while she has white hair.

chaoton
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Things I love to see more : Nightmare’s remnant.

Her cute lil children are adorable.

libraryrocker
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Totally, not. <<<<< NAI WA??????? XD XD XD XD

Thanks so much for all your hard work!!! Battle maniac for the win?

KuRuuRuu
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I guess she’s just too embarassed to honestly admit that shiro’s clone is cute~ ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Kowlo
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Can Sophia be considered a tsundere? She has always a strong facade, but she continually wonders to herself what Shiro thinks of her…
Or maybe it’s a sort of daughter behavior? Maybe both?

RoflCat
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Yes, she’s the stereotypical strong willed ojou who’s actually pretty fragile once you break the outer shell.
As seen with back when she broke for a while when Mera slapped her.

Thankfully she’s got a…considerate guy as her pairing, who doesn’t mind letting her boast her ego (just a wry smile when Sophia did the handshake during war preparation), although he become a bit merciless if she pushes it too far (like back when Wrath first heard of her using charm on people)

SubZole
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I think Wrath was more upset about using charm because of his history with mind control. Because of the things that monster tamer made him do he can’t forgive anyone brainwashing or mind controlling others.

ModoTheGreat
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Wrath was just showcasing his old Justice complex (the one he points out in his self introduction back in the gob village). Which unsurprisingly bit him in the ass when Sophia finally snapped at him a while later, revealing her reasons. Justice without a grasp on the full picture is nothing short of self-centered naivete in the end.

SubZole
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This is one of my favorite quotes about justice:
“There are as many forms of justice as there are people in the world. One’s Justice is… always evil in another’s eye’s. My justice is the same. Because from the start, the opposite of Justice wasn’t evil. It was justice. Evil is merely the label for the loser’s justice. ” -Rishia (from Tate no Yuusha)

Jeg
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A mother complex maybe.

blackfive
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So how old are the reincarnators now? I lost track of the timeline.

la0o9
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If the Shun storylines are to be believed, it has been more than 10 years, but less than 20 since Shiro-chan’s first home got burned and all her spider threads got taken and sold. Julius was just a 10-ish year-old kid when Shun was born. Taking in the fact that Shun got almost 1000 more status than Julius at his time of death, i’d say it’s been a good one year after Julius died that the Yuugo brainwashing incident happened. I’d say a good guess is that the Reincarnators are around 17-19.

Anonymous
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5+8+2=15

blackfive
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So how old are the reincarnators now? I lost track of the timeline.

SpiralBaka
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thank you.

Fender
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Felmina only refers to Shiro as goshujin-sama once, while directly addressing Sophia to warn her that Shiro is watching. I actually assumed that this was her mocking Sophia, by referring to how she’s forced to refer to Shiro.

Mesaphrom
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I tink that since Felmina technically wasn’t part of the military when she was working for Shiro (being a minor and her maid/secretary) she may have called Shiro “goshujin-sama” for the start and then join the military when Shiro made her join her army.

CountryMage
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Or it has been ingrained into her whole army, that she prefers that form address….

Magnolia
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And Shiro kind off wants people call her goshujin~sama for some “reason”
Not like Sophia, Fel~chan (Nichijou Fe~chan ???) working directly under Shiro as secretary (more like deputy manager now lol)/servant as herself were banished from being noble
a commoner working under a lord calls their master goshujin~sama

chaoton
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Or something might really awakened inside her.

Jeg
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Or she could’ve borrowed another set of cards.

IcyClaw
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nai wa~

Sophia and Felmina are cute when they are together. cyborgs in disguise is a little creepy to imagine.

CountryMage
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Now imagine that they didn’t volunteer for the upgrades, but Potimas wanted better puppets….

Oak
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Thanks for the chapter

K
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Thanks for the update

AnimeLover
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Haha its like Felmina is Sophia Rival now. We’ll she’s not wrong she was picked up and raised by Shiro too. Sharing the same Master now

Magnolia
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she got demoted from noble to commoner thank to Sophia after all …

IB
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But she IS Sophia’s rival.
Sophia stolen her fiance

Twi
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Thanks for the chapter! This was an interesting chapter, aside from when Sophia forgot and was reintroduced to Felmina. It has looked like they were indifferent to each other or even somewhat bonding at their mutual misfortune at the hands of Shiro.

Interesting to see a cyborg, I was kind of expecting Sophia to encounter a robot since during the war she sounded like she already knew of them. I guess there will be a couple more encounters with the elves before that part.

Ebrie
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Thanks for the chapter! Sophia will never get a real fight again… until Shun/Potimas get their respective buffs.

KuRuuRuu
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Thanks for the chapter~
“If it turns out that she really does hate me then I’ll cry.”
Oh my, she’s getting honest there!!! (>w<)

1231233
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IIRC, didn’t cyborgs already appeared both in the flashforward from Shun’s POV and also right before Kumoko turned into an administrator? And they were OP as hell?

ICZephyr
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Those were pure robots instead of cyborgs right?

NZPIEFACE
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Those were pure robots that ran on MA energy, not cyborgs

Pointblank
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Kinda disappointed Sophia uses a sword instead of utilizing her blood mist magic, then again she’s got pretty much nothing but muscle in her brains too.

chaoton
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She was using a sword when she fought Wrath-kun. That sword described as a priced sword done by renowned demon blacksmith but shattered easily when clashing with Wrath-kun’s magic swords.

Anto
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Goshujin sama is goshujin sama that is why we called her goshujin sama.
Thank you for the chapter!

ICZephyr
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It’s kinda weird imagining a cyborg elf..
It is somewhat rare for a fantasy setting to have advanced technology to the point of having robots n cyborgs~

Sarcze
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Well, you would think a race that has long lifespan would have an advanced technology. That if they abadon their nature extremist look though. Which is true for Potimas.. Who strive for Power.

IB
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It’s legacy tech from couple thousands years

mikan
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thanks, translator/editor/proofreader-san

NZPIEFACE
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“Since the only one in the world who can fight with me equally, is Kyouya-kun alone. ”

Well, yandere? It seems a bit more extreme than that though.

Arnold Jayeola
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That implies that she was in love with him and you’re crazy about him. She just plain out battle Mania.
Equal fights to the death gets her horny

Xvynquw
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Wooo! So many chapters and updates! Keep up the good work translating and editing 😀

RennasS
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Beside Shirk-chan and the gang, Sophia

RennasS
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Beside God and Demi-God class, Sophia is currently the strongest, right?

Arnold Jayeola
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Rulers are technically the demigods of this world.
And I think wrath is stronger than her but she has more skills.

Well she’s got the Divinity area expansion level 5 so yeah she’s pretty much a demigod

gianoria7
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Sophia has all the Growth-Correction Skill at their maximum value.
If I remember correctly, the last time we saw her status, she was level 5 or something.
She is probably way stronger than before now (since each level gives her at least 1000 in each stats)

mnmega
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Probably calls her goshujin-sama cause she saved the poor depressing girl.

IB
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I got a hint Kumoko brainwashed her too 🙂

Kisato
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Eh. Sofia being tsun for Shiro?

IB
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Yep, many times

haazhell
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thanks for the chapter

Reaper Phoenix
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Thanks 4 the chapter!

Even terminator elf isn’t a match for Sophia.

GonZ555
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Meatbun delivery~
Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

Cyborg kita!! I wonder if they made a doraemon models~

Metazoxan
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It seems Potimas has already lost this war. In war information is crucial and not only does he know nothing about Sophia’s strength (He was shocked to lose when she hadn’t even gotten serious) but he doesn’t even seem to be aware of Shiro’s existence and think’s Ariel is the ring leader and greatest threat.

He’s just as ignorant as the Pope is if not more so at this point.

Anonymous
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Just as ignorant as the Pope and 99999x the arrogance, not a good combination.

SubZole
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“If it turns out that she really does hate me then I’ll cry.
The clone of goshujin-sama that’s attached to Felmina is making animated movements, as if trying to convey something. Oh my, it’s kinda cute. Totally, not.”

That tsundere Sophia 😀
Where can you get a cute mini-Kumoko? I also want one 🙂

Thanks for the chapters!

Peridoritoblog
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Thanks for the translations! I really love the chapter,it was funny specially when Sophia tought that Shiro’s clone was cute and that if Shiro hates her will make Sophia cry XD that’s adorable and Felmina is actually a very great character too!

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