Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? 284

Time for tea. And a coup.

284 – Downfall of the Kingdom

The pope of the Divine Word Religion has made a personal proclamation. The contents of which are that Prince Yuugo of the Rengzand Empire has been selected as the new Hero.

Almost simultaneously with that proclamation, the finishing touches in the Kingdom are being carried out. Natsume-kun has done a good job. Using brainwashing on the reincarnators, except on Yamada-kun and sensei, he’s taken possession of Ooshima-kun and Hasebe-san, and has already seized part of the Kingdom. Furthermore, by using deceitful words to fool the first prince and the queen who are obsessed with the throne, he’s managed to bring them over to his side. It seems that Potimas had unwittingly induced the current king to have Yamada-kun become the next king. The first prince and the queen were easily won over when it was put to them that if the king’s plans are carried out then they’d never take the throne.

All the preparations are in order. Just in case, vampire girl and I are on standby in the Kingdom, but unless some highly irregular situation occurs then I have no intention of getting involved. Unless it seems like one of the reincarnators is about to die, or something like that, then I’ll simply watch over the developments.

「Muhahah. At last. At last I will be able to scare the hell out of them!」

Natsume-kun, disguised as one of the first prince’s guards, has a wicked smile plastered on his face. Next to him, is imouto-chan with a somewhat vacant expression.

Since half-way through, imouto-chan has been brainwashed by Natsume-kun. While imouto-chan might not have been aware of just how serious the situation was at the start, she gradually became aware that what they were doing was to overthrow her own native country, the Kingdom. Furthermore, completing that would result in the deaths of many people amongst the higher-ups within the Kingdom, including her own father the king. While she might be a yandere with her explosive love for her nii-sama, it’s not like that’s completely blown away all her common sense either. There’s no way that she wouldn’t realise what the effects of everything that’s she’s doing will have on her beloved nii-sama. Therefore, before she fully realised all that, I had Natsume-kun brainwash her. If she had been left fully conscious then there’s no telling when she would get in our way after all.

Besides, this way, even after she’s returned to being fully conscious, the pretense of her being brainwashed has been established. Isn’t this a delicious situation for her where she can even be saved from the evil influence of brainwashing by her nii-sama? How moving that would be. I’ll have nothing to do with what happens after that though. Go have your emotional scars soothed by your beloved nii-sama. Although I might have instigated it, she did half of it by her own will. Afterwards, even if she regrets what she’s done it’s no concern of mine.

「Well then? What should I do?」

Vampire girl, who I brought with me, is showing signs of having too much time on her hands. So far she has contributed by using Charm on the higher-ups within the Empire and also on the soldiers in the Kingdom, but she has nothing to do in the main event. Ah, wait.

「Go kill Potimas.」

Taking advantage of the disturbance, I’ll have her kill Potimas who is in the Kingdom. From what I could see the Potimas here isn’t a cyborg or anything like that anyway, so getting rid of him should be simple. If she has nothing to do, it’s better to have her kill time by killing him.

「Got it.」

Vampire girl acknowledged, and left to kill Potimas. Yeah. Feel free to go wild to your heart’s content.

Vampire girl has been quite lively recently. It seems that she was approached about a deal by the pope from the Divine Word Religion, and since accepting that she’s been having this creepy looking grin on her face from time to time. On top of that, she’s started referring to the pope as “oji-sama” as well, so I’ve become worried that maybe she’s finally gone mental. According to Mera there’s nothing to worry about so I’ve let her be as she is. I was even told that “since you are going to leave ojou-sama behind it is nothing to do with you”, so I was completely denied from getting involved any further. Somehow I’m feeling a little sad.

I saw vampire girl off, and Natsume-kun went away looking euphoric, leaving me to just watch over the sequence of events. I’m in a room inside the castle, elegantly treating myself to some tea. Incidentally, there’s no problem if I intake the caffeine contained within the tea. After I collapsed when drinking coffee previously, I went over to the Earth and tried to investigate, and found that spiders get drunk when they drink coffee. That’s caused by the caffeine contained within the coffee, but in my case it seems that I’m reacting not to the caffeine itself but coffee that contains caffeine. When I timidly drank some decaffeinated coffee nothing happened. Similarly, nothing happens when I drink tea that contains caffeine. It makes me think “what the fuck”, but there’s nothing I can do about it. I’ve no choice but to give up and just consider it to be part of my specifications.

While thinking about such inconsequential things, using fluoroscopy and my clones I observe the farce that’s unfolding throughout the castle. Yamada-kun and imouto-chan arrive together at the king’s chambers, then imouto-chan murders the king. Picking their moment, the first prince and his guards rush in. Natsume-kun, who was intermingling with those guards, the slashes right at Yamada-kun at the first prince’s orders. Natsume-kun’s sword cuts through Yamada-kun’s sword, then the follow-up strike wounds Yamada-kun. Naturally, the sword that Natsume-kun has is one of oni-kun’s best magic swords. No matter how famous a sword Yamada-kun has, it can’t even defend.

Having sustained a wound and being in a bad state of affairs, Yamada-kun faces a critical moment. Being very pleased about that, Natsume-kun starts revealing everything as a final farewell gift. Though saying that, he doesn’t mention the relationship between me and the Divine Word Religion.

Then, with perfect timing to stop things, sensei bursts in. Yamada-kun is saved by a hair’s breadth, then flees. Naturally, for sensei to be able to save Yamada-kun with such timing, is due to me manipulating things behind the scenes. Sensei doesn’t know about that.

「It’s over.」

Just then, vampire girl returned. In her hand, she’s taken hold of Potimas’s head. Just the head by itself. It seems that he was successfully put to death.

「Thanks for all your hard work.」

When I said so, for some reason the head was presented to me. What? To eat? Well, if you’re giving it to me then I’ll take it though.

「How’s things?」
「The first stage of the farce is over.」

As planned, Yamada-kun has hightailed it out from the castle. There’s now one more stage to clear, which is to have him hightail it out from the royal capital. After that is up to Yamada-kun to decide what to do.


Author’s note: this covers “S20 – Fall”.


 

Translation notes:

“Oji-sama” – in “Elf Village Battle ⑩”, Sophia refers to the pope as “Dustin-oji-sama”. Shiro refers to him as an “ojii-sama” (grandfather) at times but Sophia uses “oji-sama” (uncle). Maybe Shiro is mentally adding some age to him because he’s a serial reincarnator?

As the author notes, this chapter covers the “behind the scenes” of “S20 – Fall”. The word used for “fall” in S20 is similar to that used in the title of this chapter, so I deliberately used “downfall” to keep it similar in the translation.

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Ryouha26
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I’m in school, but so what? There is a Kumo chappy!

Thnx for the chappy~ Nanodesu~

Sodemas
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dont worry be happy?~

Buwitre
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why does tama talk like that? with a question mark

Anon
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Because it’s cute. Are you new to Japanese otaku culture?

Pun
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Sophia: “Mama, Praise me, don’t leave me, please, can we be together always?”

K
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Shiro: But if mommy don’t go…
* D suddenly barge in with a whip and a collar*

Anonymous
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Not like running away from D will do anything. If (more of a when actually) D wants to, she will find her favorite toy to amuse herself with as she pleases whenever.

LustyMuse
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I think she’s running from Kuro as he’d be pissed. I think she knows she can’t hide from D after becoming Kin.

RandomDude
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Why should she run from Kuro? He can’t do anything to her because she’s D’s kin, and if Shiro succeeds he’ll be happy with the Goddess. If Shiro fails…he’ll just replace the Goddess. I think she’s running from the other reincarnators. Shiro is so shy~~

RoflCat
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He can if he’s willing to die after by D’s wrath.

Khajit
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I think you may be underestimating how pissed off he would be afterwards. I personally don’t think it was Kuro but it’s an easy argument to say he’s a reasonable candidate. Even if her soul survives thanks to reincarnation that still leaves Shiro as the person that tricked him into helping murder his lover and destroy (almost) everything she ever sacrificed herself for. He’s gonna be doing his best to recreate what he did to Oni at minimum.

superdbgtfan
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remember Shiro doesn’t know that D will protect her from Kuro. I think she is planning on running from the Goddess because she knows she doesn’t want this.

Random Dude
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The Goddess have no hope for survival even if Kumo’s plan succeed though. She can reincarnate, but she’ll definitely die in her current state, rescued or not.

Anonymous
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Actually, I believe that Shiro is already planning a way to fight and win against D; she had proven multiple times that she won’t give up even against insurmountable odds

Saki
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Wonder if Sophia would call Shiro “Mama” if the curse is ever removed.

Ebrie
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Well, I doubt there will be more than 20 chapters before we reach Elf Village. I hope Shiro has a heart to heart with Sophia at some point though.

KuRuuRuu
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Thank you for the chapter!!!
I really feel like a member of evil organization when reading this chapter lol

Aaah I really want to know what happened between Sophia and the pope (>_<)
And Shiro-chan please notice your daughter's feeling~~

K
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Thanks for the update

Oak
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Thanks for the chapter

Khoa
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Shiro: go fetch
Shophia run off and return with a head, looking back with puppy eyes
Shiro: Ummm… OK?

Anonymous
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what the actual fuck @.@, the Potimas that Shun saw in the Elf village should be the same as the one he saw when he first met potimas and sensei. and shiro confirmed the one sophia just killed to not be the real one… so what does that mean

Khoa
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well in a sense the king (Yamada and his sister father) is Polimas too, just like how Shiro use body in charge to take control of mother. Polimas use part of his soul to control remote body.(Voldemort anyone?)
As for why it look so alike, I think he create mass bio clone as experiment for body that suit for become a god. Without knowing what make it success in the first place, he will go with hit and miss method

Gwylon
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Clones everywhere.

chaoton
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How can she related a beheaded head to a food?

Guest
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Because it is crunchy with a gooey centre?
Because elves are above humans in the “fairy-tale maguffin” rankings?
Stil, skulls are a bit large and round for a human mouth. She could crack it open and eat it like an egg with some salt, maybe some sauce? But probably better to just go arachne for that single satisfying crunch…

Thought. Does she ever go arachne when drunk?

Gwylon
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Thanks for the chapter.

Reaper Phoenix
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Thanks 4 the chapter!

Potimas was still alive during the Elven village arc, so the head is not from his real body?

SubZole
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Potimas was already killed at least 3 times so far (once by suicide and twice by Sofia). It was mentioned multiple times that he can take over the body of others and control it.

Anonymous
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Thank you for the chapter! head snack!

eSPiYa
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Translator-sama, you still remember all of those previous chapters while translating? Have you memorized every chapter or is your brain connected to Kumo-wiki? O.o

ModoTheGreat
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Even I properly remember the Y/S/K/Blood/Oni side chapters… The small foreshadowing in the main story is so much harder to recall!

Gippett0
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Thank you for the hapter and all the hard work

IamMe
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Thanks for the chapter.

Nice to see all the behind-the-scenes stuff. Will not be long now before we catch up with the furthest point in time from the S series of stories and then get to new stuff.

UnknownDane
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“What? To eat? Well, if you’ve giving it to me then I’ll take it though.”
If you’ve giving it to me sounds very wrong I assume there’s a mistake here, the most likely I can find is you’re instead of you’ve

Rowd
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Why do i get the feeling that vampire girl, the pope, potimus, and maybe even kuro are plotting behind shiros back? The series has lacked tension for a long time now and feels like this would be the kinda thing he author does to spice it up a bit. And pls don’t let her weakness againsy coffee be her downfall as everything is pointing towards right now. Im picturing the hero wipping out a can of coffee during the final battle and spilling it over shiro cause her to spaz out and melt wicked witch of the east style. Its… Read more »
Anonymous
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Why would anyone sane knowing coffe can make Shiro crazy drunk gives her coffe??? She can destroy that world single-handedly in her crazed drunken state out of spite to Sariel… Remember that coffe made her drunk, and remember a drunken Shiro is the most dangerous creature in that world.

Caudyr
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I’m pretty sure that Kuro knows what Shiro’s ultimate ‘end game’ is (she’s planning to save Sariel’s life (though she’ll have to reincarnate) AND the world in a way, after all). Kuro realizes that the elves can no longer be allowed to live or anything like that, and Shiro’s NOT planning to kill more than NECESSARY, so he has no reason to oppose (since he already has a contingency plan, anyway). As for the Pope, Sophia, etc. …They can’t honestly be stupid enough to do that, so I can’t see it being a possibility. It probably has more to do… Read more »
GonZ555
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Meatbun delivery~
Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

Sophia is taking lessons from pope-ojiisan?! Is she going to start a new religion?!

Setsuyume Edenfault
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Nice! Thanks for the chapter!

1- It’s amazing Shiro manipulated even Oka-chan, in order to save Shun at the right moment;

2- So Imouto-chan was brainwashed after all, huh? It makes me a bit relieved regarding her personality lol

3- Brain eater? LOL

P.S. About the discussion on Shiro’s escape: she obviously was talking about D. Considering all the circunstances, she is Kuro’s ally, trying to save his wife and all. Anyway, running away from D is absolutely impossible: too much difference in power, can read Shiro’s thoughts (plans) without even being noticed!

spoilerproof
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thanks for the chapter~

spoilerproof
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shiro is running from her fate as paperwork-assistant-in-charge of D. she’d rather become game-in-charge….

Anonymous
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Is optima dead for good? But I remeber that he is alive when the renicators arive at the elf village.

NZPIEFACE
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“While she might be a yandere with her explosive love for her nii-sama, it’s not like that’s completely blown away all her common sense either. ”

It…. wasn’t?

NZPIEFACE
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“While she might be a yandere with her explosive love for her nii-sama, it’s not like that’s completely blown away all her common sense either. ”

It…. wasn’t?

mnmega
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Wait, what deal with the pope?

Peridoritoblog
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This was another good chapter,I wonder what the Pope told Sophia to make her that “happy”? Well,at least the story is progressing much more fast than I expected so it makes me even happier to know we are so close to the elf village,also is funny to see how Sophia just brought a “treat” to Shiro and she even got praised by her mom :T so cute! Such a shame Shiro won’t be with her daughter,also I was a little impressed when she said she felt kinda sad for not being able to be involved anymore with Sophia’s life and… Read more »
John
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The lack of new chapters from the author makes me worry ; ;

fareastern
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Yeah, me too

I need my dose of kumo ;-;
I hope the author is fine…

chaoton
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According to Karinosugata2 (the translator) seem that the author is getting busy publishing the 5th book of ‘Kumo desu ga, sani ka?’. Until then there might be few or no chapter at all.

According to statistic a book took around 4 months long so we, the fan, will need to kill time until february.

Random Dude
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MFW 4 months.

Is this how withdrawal feels like?

ShadowBlazer
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Finally caught up. Didn’t expect a story about a loner bishoujo girl reincarnating as a spider would be both this funny and enjoyable, sad and frustrating, deep and compelling. And we’ve almost caught up to the Elf Village Invasion.

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