Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? 275

One war down, one to go?

275 – The Conclusion of the Human-Demon Great War

By the time I returned by teleport, the battle was mostly concluded. Having lost the Hero and his comrades, the human army had lost their spirit. In contrast to that, standing in reserve until then at the rear of the 7th Army, was the uninjured 10th Army. However, every member of the 10th Army are crack troops trained by my own hands. The human army, which was in low morale with losing the Hero, didn’t have the strength to stop the 10th Army.

「Welcome back.」

I was greeted by Waldo-kun who had taken command. Just what you’d expect of an ex-, er, actually current, young noble from a prestigious school. Commanding troops is no big deal. I guess he wasn’t Felmina-chan’s fiance for nothing huh.

Unfortunately however, since the amount of time I had to train him was much less than for Felmina-chan, his status values have fallen behind a lot. Even so, since he’s already improved to the same level as an ordinary 10th Army soldier, that shows that on top of being raised to a vampire, his original talent was significant. Well, saying that, a certain other vampire senpai of his is a long way ahead, so I guess Waldo-kun is going to have various troubles though.

When I check the status of the other battlefields via the clones, at the 2nd Army’s place the fort is held by monkeys and at the 3rd Army’s place the humans have abandoned the fort and have begun to retreat. Mera had ordered the 4th Army to withdraw, and they’re currently retreating. It seems like the 5th Army has begun to retreat. For the 6th Army, it seems that the deputy commander has given the order to retreat in place of the dead shota. For the 8th Army, it feels like oni-kun has overdid it and completely exterminated their opponents. Because I summoned the Queen Taratekt to the 1st Army, they’ve been completely destroyed along with the opponent’s fort. You could say that all the battlefields have reached a conclusion.

Here too, the close combat is over. The 7th Army, which was thrown into confusion by the Hero, rallied together when the Hero died and counterattacked. They cooperated with the 10th Army, and have almost completed mopping up the human forces who came out from the fort. There’s still the battle with the lot holding up in the fort, but since they’ve lost the Hero, I don’t think they’ll hold out for long. Both in combat strength and mental strength.

The final results, are that the demons won in four places including here. The humans won in three places. I guess you could call the place where both sides were annihilated a draw. Saying it that way is does seem like it was quite a close contest, but the overall damage the humans have suffered is larger I guess. For a start, they had heavy casualties even at the places where they won. However, considering the lower population of the demons, the damage the demons have suffered is not something to make light of. If not for irregulars like me and oni-kun, I guess the demons and humans would have suffered about the same amount of damage.

By itself, that’s just as planned. While the boobian of the 2nd Army’s unexpected tactics gave them total victory, it would be too much to say that it was beyond the expectations. Where the plan went amiss for sure, was when I ended up having to kill Argnar. This is a war after all, so of course I had thought about the possibility that Argnar could die in battle. However, I would have never thought that I would be forced into actions like crushing him by my own hand.

It’s become necessary to hasten the plan. The expectation was for the demons to gather around Argnar and Balto, but since one of those two is gone, it will take a long time to assemble the demons. It will also take a long time to reorganise the wounded armies. Normally what we should do is to be cautious of a counterattack from the humans, and only once organised for defence as much as possible would we then attack the elf village, but it might not be possible to use such a deliberate method. I guess it might be better to make haste, and only organise our war resources that are able to invade the elf village, and basically decide that it can’t be helped if the defence becomes neglected.

I also have to think of how to deal with the probable new Hero Yamada-kun. I gotta make sure that he and the Demon King never meet no matter what. At the same time in that country there is the operation to crush the secret maneuvers of Potimas, so I’ll put Natsume-kun and imouto-chan to work. Natsume-kun has acquired the Seven Deadly Sins skills of Lust and Greed. Now he’ll move stealthily, in order to store up power. If I can use my reins on him to guide down a convenient route, then he’ll probably be able to do a good job. As for the reins holder, I guess I’ll let imouto-chan do it.

I also can’t fail to meet up with the Divine Word Religion at least once huh. I gotta explain about the new Hero for a start, and perhaps we might be able to get them to cooperate with us. Even without that, with this war over there is the agreement to invade the elf village, so we gotta hammer out the details for that. For the demon army to deploy to the elf village which is in the human territory, it is essential to have the cooperation of the Divine Word Religion after all. If I wanted to I could use my teleportation to send them in, but then I would be forced to consume quite a large amount of energy, so I’d prefer not to.

Ah, speaking of the elves. I also gotta analyse the body of Cyborg Poti that vampire girl and Felmina-chan collected. Machines are totally out of my area of expertise, but I bet it’s made using magecraft infused super-science, right? In which case I should be able to analyse it somewhat. If I can determine what kinds of magecraft have been performed, then I’ll be able to understand just how dangerous that substitute was. I already have a rough idea of the threat it poses from the battle scene with vampire girl though. If there’s a problem, then it’s the fact that I don’t have the slightest idea just how many of those super-science weapons the elves possess. I guess the only way to find out is by running into them. Well, the Demon King is also here, so if I also participate in the war then I’m sure we would never lose though.

Finally, I gotta reconsider the situation with the System. I never considered the possibility that the Goddess would actually intervene. In the future, when it’s the time to destroy the System, if the Goddess intervenes again then the plan could be ruined. To make sure that won’t happen, I will probably have to prepare some kind of countermeasures. Unfortunately, I still don’t have any specific ideas on how to achieve that yet though. Is it actually even possible to prevent the intervention of the Goddess who is at the core of the System? But, I gotta do something. Shit! I’ve really been had.

Argh, there’s so many things to do. Too many! Why is it so hectic? Everything’s the fault of that shitty Goddess! I’d never say that in front of the Demon King and Kuro though, naturally. Sigh, without some kind of reward I just can’t do this. I’ll have the Demon King prepare something sweet I guess.

For the time being, I’ll leave all the decision making regarding the capture of the fort to Waldo-kun. Yes, let’s.


 

Translation notes:

I decided to translate 魔術 (majutsu) as “magecraft” to help differentiate it from 魔法 (mahou). Generally, magic using the System is 魔法 (mahou) and magic outside the System could be called 魔術 (majutsu). So Shiro thinks that the elves are using magical technology that doesn’t depend upon the System. See Oshiete D-sensei! Lesson 1 for more info.

Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? 274
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Mashiro
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Thank you for your hard work yet again~

Nikko Anderson
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Typo in the note you write 魔法 (majutsu) in the last one 😀

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thanks 4 chap

Anonymous
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Yay! New chapter!

HeraldC
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So many things to do. So little reward. Dem lousy admins just sit on their asses while the spider clean up their mess

Now to see who’s better villain, Kumo or Yandere-Imouto. My money’s on yandere-chan though =p

chaoton
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While one plot for massacre, another will kill and usurp the throne for her onii-chan.

IcyClaw
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nai wa~

this world kinda reminds me of the evil voices chanting the mc’s transformation in High School DxD. they all seek destruction no matter what!

Nic
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Oh shit…
Asking ariel for a reward of something sweet….

We all know how that went….
Her fruit got eaten

libraryrocker
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spoiler!!!! the most spoilerific spoiler evar!!!!!!!!! XD XD XD XD XD

Jeg
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At this point? No. This chapter simply just explains why she reacted that way during that time.

Clesesia
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Lol so next chapter Shiro is fainted because her sweet eaten

Setsuyume Edenfault
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Thank you very much for this chapter!

@karinosugata2 Of course! The imouto will put up even with trash, as long as it’s for her onii-sama! XDDDD

No more daily releases?! After moon-led journey… nooooooooooo…

Anto
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That sonething sweet will be gone by the time it arrives though. Hohoho
Thank you for the chapter!

zerorider
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Ahhahaa next chapter would be hella funny XD

LoliStalker
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and somewhere certain D is enjoying the show with popcorn on his side
I guess we as the reader is in similar position to D,isnt that cool?

Anonymous
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I think D is a girl

spoilerproof
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yep. a total bishoujo whose soul influenced Shiro from the very beggining….

Sizobo
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Nah don’t know what you’re talking about… popcorn?

libraryrocker
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I love Shiro-chan with my entire heart and soul and liver!!!

Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!!

libraryrocker
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I love Shiro-chan with my entire heart and soul and liver!!!

Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!!

Nate
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Wait, imouto-chan will fail, right? That’s why Shiro will send Sophia to keep better control of Natsume, right? Also… I think the reason Shiro passed out back in chapter B2, was revealed in this very chapter. That “reward” was just THAT important for her. Poor Kumoko.

Dutchwonder
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Hilarious how it touches upon why she overreacted so much to the fruit she ordered being eaten.

Poor little spider was completely overwhelmed, and it doesn’t really get any better does it because of what happened afterwards.

Caudyr
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I’m guessing that the two who ate them REALLY come to regret it afterwards…especially since I’m sure Shiro knows that THEY’RE in contact with the elves now, haha. There’s no way she doesn’t, given the way she does surveillance. XD

Also, because they ate the sweets that were meant to relieve her massive amount of stress, anger, etc. …they are NOT going to like how she reacts when she comes to, I think. XD

Sodemas
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“I’ll have the Demon King prepare something sweet I guess.”
And then a certain boobian will eat these fruits, NAI WA~
thx for the chapter o/

aantia
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I think magecraft is a good choice, better than whatever was used before.

K
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Thanks for the update

…So that might explain the removing ability they did long ago, is it something Shiro have to negotiate with Sariel?

KuRuuRuu
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Thank you for the chapter!!
The elf village war will finally begin~
*doki doki*

sdarkpaladin
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What a web of plotlines.. get it? web?

Anonymous
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Seriously, what is the goddess trying to do/save?
What’s the deal with RPG like system?

Jeg
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D made the system. Most likely to have fun. Sariel is in charge of maintaining the system. And inhabitants, most likely humans and elves f*cked up because of personal interest.

Alort
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Not entirelly true. D did make the system, as stated, just for fun, but she made it cause gyurigyuri and seria asked her for it, kind of. Most likely Seria asked for this kind of system so that no race would be completely eradicated, since the system assists every living being in receiving skills and habilities that would otherwise be impossible to. However, as to why Seria’s still sacrificing herself to keep it going even though she might be aware that it’ll end bad, no one so far knows.

Lowlightt
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The people of the world created pseudo magic/tech. This magic tech used the life energy of the world to power it, and all there tech about killed the world. D on a whim decided to save the planet so she created an rpg like system that will temporary give skills to people. When they die the system will get a surplus of energy to offset the initial skills and help heal the world. She also set up the world to force the people living on it to fight and kill each other, and in addition closed off the reincarnation system… Read more »
SubZole
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I think its more like that Potimas is using technology that is outside the system to steal the world/system’s energy for himself. Maybe he even has a way to steal Kuro’s energy when he would replace Sariel. When Kuro would sacrifice himself to restore the world Potimas might try to steal that energy to become a god. Thats why he tries to deplete the systems energy (with stopping the war, wasting it on attacking D ) to force Kuro to do it. He then captures the reincarnated people who all have large amounts of soul power. He forbids them to… Read more »
Kvetha
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Thank you very much for the chapter!

haazhell
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thanks for our spider’s dose

Reaper Phoenix
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Thanks 4 the chapter!

Too bad Shiro will never see her reward.

whisper
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umu, the war is concluded right? that means author is gonna focus on ln vol 5? awww.. hope he/she continued the novel. i’ve seen alot web novel discontinued once the ln is coming out

wonder if there will be a big change in ln vol 5 🙂

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

I pity those fools that ate Shiro’s sweets.. their death flag got triggered early..

spoilerproof
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thanks for the chapter~
don’t faint, Shiro! Go “since you ate my food, I’ll eat you instead” or maybe try to salvage the fruits directly from their stomachs….

Schattenbach
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From the looks of it, the elves are still using the technology that dried up that world in the first place .. . to create their barrier (that’s too strong to be broken by the use of power within the system’s limiations) and more. As such, these things are likely powered by MA energy (thought not too much, as the stinky elf patriarch needs it to turn himself into one of the gods. As Shiro already fought several of these ancient machines (though it might’ve been updated by now) before (under conditions were her skills were restrained), this should only… Read more »
Lordmod
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I must they the goddess is the stupidest hypocrite I have ever seen. First she becomes a mature part of a system that should repair her damaged homeworld with every dead that happens. And then she is actively hindering everone to die as much as she can. Even though that actions will eventuelly lead to the dead of everyone because the system doesn’t get enough energie making the ressurrection of the planet impossible. SHE IS A DAMN DEATHGOD BECAUSE SHE LIKES LIFE TO MUCH!!! Not to mention that in a world where reincarnation is a natural law death really isn’t… Read more »
Anonymous
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isn’t it more like she’s an AI with priorities set in prior by an admin (probably D)? she just can’t go against the protocol that has been set for her i guess.

Magnolia
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Boobian gonna get herself murdered soon , eat the contribution food for a God is a big crime … and after all, that will be the special favourited food of that spider god …

LSCP
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hey you guys knew about this site that posts various novels?, but I think that they just copy ,XP ,http://www.readlightnovel.com/kumo-desu-ga-nani-ka/chapter-275

Oak
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Thanks for the chapter,
That sweet reward she’s planning on getting, is that what the Bolivian ended up eating in one of the SS?

SubZole
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*Boobian XD

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