Info Update — On the Topic of Forsaken Hero

Author of Forsaken Hero. Going to delete volume 4 entirely and re-do it.

I was almost done with 4-16 too… Well, I didn’t proofread(lol) what was finished.

Screw it.

I am going to post what I have of 4-16 now, if anyone wants to finish it/the rest, go for it. It is no longer canon material. The entire arc(volume) will be re-done by the author in the future.

I am both happy and angry at these turn of events.

On one hand, his colleagues told him to not ____ Shield. I don’t like what happened to Shield. They also mentioned pacing issues. Well, I don’t think I need to TL/relay the post since google-sensei does a decent job at it.

On the other hand, I’ve said before that I won’t drop series, and I stand by that. I’m not dropping Forsaken Hero. At the same time, I’m not going to spend another 20+ hours working on content that the author himself regrets writing. This isn’t how he intended it to be, and I will respect that. When he begins revising the chapters, I will work on them. When this happens, I will post more information on how this will affect my translations as that will effectively bring my concurrent series up to four.

I do not want to thin myself out so much that everyone feels the series are updated too slowly.

Thanks to anon for informing me that he updated his page saying all of this.

Here’s the link to the unfinished (Story 4-16).

Sorry for those hoping to see how Forsaken Hero ends… but I believe waiting for the ‘true’ ending will be better when all is said and done.

In the end, I am slightly off-put by this turn of events. Not sure if I am going to work on Dragon’s Bloodline right now. Maybe tomorrow. Thanks for your understanding.

*bows*

Forsaken Hero — Story 4-14

Trying to finish Forsaken Hero this week since homework will pick up a LOT next week according to class agendas, so yeah…

Hope you guys enjoy the chapter!

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If you guys want to read something pretty messed up with an interesting premise, I recommend checking out Hardcore OP-ness. I’ve been following it for about a week now and it gets two new chapters a day, so yay for active stories!

Seriously though, it is the most f*cked up thing you’ll read for a long time. NSFW tag on that thing~

Forsaken Hero — Story 4-12

Yo!

I just realized how badly I interpreted 【夢現のラビリンス】. So, umm.. sorry for that. It’s closer to “Trance Labyrinth” or something along those lines.

Also, I somehow changed my translation of it between Volume 2 and Volume 3… while having the arc titled with what I use in Volume 3. Dunno how that happened. I’m going to fix it now.

Also also, Fuuko’s ability『世界検索』: [World Retrieval] -> [Global Search]. This was referred to as [Grand Library] by the author at the start of the story if I recall correctly, but was changed later on for some reason. [Global Search] is muuuuuuuuch better than [World Retrieval]. Not sure why I didn’t go with that from the get-go.

Hope you enjoy the chapter!

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Forsaken Hero — Story 4-9

Here’s the second promised chapter of the week.

Finally going to start posting these with the (shortened) English title… yeah. I’ll keep the old tag so auto tracking sites don’t mess up though I guess?

I’m off to work on “Dragon’s Bloodline — Chapter 17” now! If it isn’t out tonight, sorry in advance. Bout 50/50 that I’ll have to head out again today before I can finish it.

Enjoy the chapter!

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Suterareta Yuusha no Eiyuutan (4-8)

Story 4-8Twin Guards

 

By the three of us searching at high speeds, Leadred, Lily, and I reached the place underground where Messiah was.

Now that we’ve confirmed the presence of the person who rules over all demons, we were introduced to the two who went down to their knees a moment ago.

“I am the guardian of this place, Kayber. It’s good to meet you, General.” (Kayber)

“I am the second apostle of the dragonmen tribe, Ninya. I am called so in this world. Pleased to meet you, My Lord.” (Ninya)

“Y-yeah…” (Daichi)

In their hands, Kei Bell carried a spear and Ninya a partisan.

Although his appearance was close to a human’s, there was a line of scales on his cheek, and his ears were long. He had a short tail, too.

His first impression was like an energetic youth.

Ninya wore black open-finger gloves and an eye patch on her right eye.

They looked like brother and sister… but, there’s no doubt about it, this kid has chuunibyou disease.

“… Is something wrong, My Lord? You are staring at me.” (Ninya)

“N-no… I just thought your clothes looked cool.” (Daichi)

“I pledge my lifelong allegiance!!” (Ninya)

Seizing my hand, Ninya shook it up at down. Since her tail was swaying left and right she was probably happy to be praised.

Because I’m a person who walked on the same road, I understood her feelings.

“You’re liked a lot, Hero-sama.” (Lily)

“Fuu… she’s a comrade in tastes. Saying something like that was obvious.” (Daichi)

“Looord…!” (Ninya)

Watching me talk with conviction, Ninya looked at me with starry eyes.

P-please stop it! Looks of reverence only pry open old injuries!

I looked towards Kei Bell and started talking with him to avert my eyes from her face.

“K-Kayber. Although rushing is bad, how should we undo the seal on Messiah? Please tell me.” (Daichi)

“General. Messiah-sama isn’t sealed. She’s just sleeping.” (Kayber)

“Sleeping…? How is that any different?” (Daichi)

“It’s—“ (Kayber)

“Messiah-sama is storing up magic. Since she ran out.” (Ninya)

As Kayber tried to say that, Ninya stole the chance from right beside him. He slumped forward, feeling down.

“Messiah-sama used up all of the magic she had saved for the final showdown against Terias in the Human-Demon War—“ (Ninya)

“Part of her magic was to summon General, in short to mount a counterattack, which is why Messiah-sama’s magic is exhausted.” (Kayber)

This time, Kayber retaliated with an interrupt. Ninya furrowed her brow.

… I see, these two are birds of the same feather huh?

“Yeah… even though those guys look like that they’re close friends, so don’t mind them. So Messiah is accumulating her magic. Do you know of crystal stone?” (Lily)

“The stone you can store magic into?” (Daichi)

The crystal that could store large amounts of magic that Yuina used to defeat Lily in the【Scorching Execution Ground】. For us humans, the quantity stored inside was incredibly dangerous, but it’s probably just an insignificant amount for a god like her.

“That’s right. As for this black crystal, Messiah asked Fantra to make it. She probably predicted that this would happen.” (Lily)

Lily gave her point of view while staring at the girl inside the crystal whose eyes were closed.

“However, she is unable to move during it no matter what. That is why those guardians have protected her.” (Lily)

“… Wait a sec. Wasn’t Garfunkel attending to Messiah all the way to the end?” (Daichi)

When I asked about the difference in information from what I remembered, the two people who were quarreling told me the correct information.

“That’s our dad, General.” (Kayber)

“Garfunkel left the ordeal of protecting her to us when he died of old age.” (Ninya)

“Then you two are his kids huh…? Who’s the mother?” (Daichi)

“Dad regularly kidnapped humans!” (Kayber)

“Apostles born from humans and demons. We’re the proof.” (Ninya)

“Haah… So that’s why you look more like humans than demons huh…?” (Daichi)

“That’s right… Well then, what good does standing around talking do? Hero-sama’s probably grasped these two’s personalities.” (Lily)

Winking at me, Lily changed the subject.

Most likely, that mean that it’s not worth my time. Since it’s true we have a busy schedule, I decided to go along with her.

“Yeah, no problem.” (Daichi)

If anything, I’m more worried about their strength… though they are the children of a Six Demon General. Worrying about it might be useless.

“Then, I’ll bring up the main subject. Do you two know what kind of situation is happening on the surface right now?” (Lily)

“It seems quite dicey. We’ve been going around on inspections, but we had to fight against many a believer. Of course, cutting to the chase, we dealt with them.” (Kayber)

Proudly saying that, Kayber stuck out his chest. He beat the ground with the bottom of his spear.

As expected, these two had the strength befitting of being called guardians. There were no problems thinking about their war potential. Having said that, it would be bad to leave this place empty. The reality is that we don’t know what will happen.

… Then we’ll have them be relief for the surface members.

“… Kayber, Ninya. You two wait here. I will call for you later.” (Daichi)

“Roger, My Lord!” (Ninya)

“As you say, General!” (Kayber)

The two had no objections and accepted my proposal.

I was able to confirm Messiah’s circumstances.

I wonder what I should do from now on.

“… Alright. Then, we’ll also head to the surface at once. We will rejoin with Shuri’s group and recapture our home!” (Daichi)

 

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“Good shot!!” (Tamaki)

“Uwaaaaaah!!”

I threw the Claria’s Religion follower whose arm was frozen and was unable to move. Before it landed, Yuuma pulled his fist back and waited.

“Sei-!” (Yuuma)

The force of the hit sunk into the believer’s cheek, a clean hit. The body hit the try and fell down.

“Then, I’ll go next-!” (Tamaki)

“Hii-!?”

I froze a believer behind me so they couldn’t escape. Foreseeing their miserable end, the believer grew frightened; though that was of no concern to me.

Seizing their feet, they were thrown the same way as a moment ago.

“Eiyah-!” (Tamaki)

“Ogoo!?”

“Oooh, Home Run!” (Tamaki)

Throwing the new believer (ball), I pretended to look high into the sky.

Getting tired of seeing everyone do the same thing repeatedly, Shuri-chan has recently been trampling on believers to vent some stress.

“Wind Slice!” (Shuri)

“Ebu-!”

Fired from point blank, the wind blade cut through the believer’s chest. Killing things at a ratio of one hit per kill.

“Emperor of the Wind! Cut through those who oppose my rule of right! The rule of the royalty that spew forth storms! Form upon! Turn everything to dust, and return them to the earth! Berserk Tempest!!” (Shuri)

This is the end. The bodies of the large amount of men and women who tried to surround her were cut to pieces by the raging wind and dropped dead.

“Nanamin! Recovery!” (Tamaki)

“Kay~” (Nanami)

Furthermore, even if we use Emperor-class magic, Nanamin could restore our magic with her special ability, Smile of the Goddess.

As you would expect of the Murdering Demon.

Looking the other way, it was pretty quiet. If Shuri-chan’s style was like a steamroller, Arianne-san and Selen-san fought like skilled adventurers.

“Selen!” (Arianne)

“… Roger.” (Selen)

That’s all. With that alone, the two people displayed perfect combination.

“Hayah-!” (Arianne)

Going first, Arianne-san kicked upwards. At that moment, Selen stabbed a knife into the top of the believer’s foot from below his line of sight.

“Ee-!?”

Now he concentrated on the ground, loosening his attention towards above.

“You’re defenseless!” (Arianne)

Therefore, she easily gave him a strong axe kick. Furthermore, she rolled the man that was slouching forward and threw a dagger.

“You noticed-!?”

It stuck into another believer that was hiding their approach. Immediately rushing up to him, she pulled out her dagger and slashed his carotid artery.

“M-merciless…” (Selen)

“Of course. Since we are now on Katsuragi-sama’s side!” (Arianne)

“… A straight line to rich people.” (Selen)

“Honestly, you two!” (Yuuma)

Yuuma-san was probably also enjoying himself.

I threw three more believers towards him in rapid fire, which he then punched with his fist.

“… Ah, that was the end huh.” (Tamaki)

When I went to replenish the amount of balls again, there was no one there anymore.

The cleaning up was over.

“I’m done over here!” (Shuri)

“We’re also finished here!” (Arianne)

In other words, the three voices meant we had succeeded in recapturing our home.

“Hah… I’m worn out…” (Tamaki)

I sat down in place. Everyone else also seemed to take a break.

“Good job.” (Miare)

“Good job everyone.” (Fuuko)

Almost simultaneously, Miare and Fuuko who were keeping company with the opponents in the house came out with drink trays.

“Good job to you too. You were okay with two people?” (Tamaki)

“Yeah. Miare-san took care of most of them.” (Fuuko)

“I just disguised myself as one of them, then took them by surprise? Something like that.” (Miare)

In a flash, she suddenly turned into a Claria believer, and right after turned back into Miare.

I see… I couldn’t tell the difference at all. If it’s like that you could fool your partner’s too huh.

“Though, we have to clean up later… it’s very messy inside.” (Fuuko)

“We couldn’t do anything about it. It’s good just being able to secure a place to rest.” (Miare)

“That’s right, Miare-san. Ah, I’ll give these to everyone.” (Fuuko)

Cutting off the conversation, Fuuko walked over to Shuri-chan’s group. Miare followed after her.

Pouring water from the clear glass, I also took a gulp. A cool feeling passed through my throat, permeating through my sweaty body.

“… About this time, Daichi should be meeting…” (Tamaki)

While thinking of him, I muttered and looked up into the blue sky.

Then, Nanamin looked at me from above, interrupting the view.

“Yui-chan~, good work.” (Nanami)

“Yeah, you too.” (Tamaki)

Celebrating success with Nanamin, she sat down next to me and we lightly hit our glasses together.

“Cheers!” (Nanami)

“Even if you say that, I don’t have any left huh. I drank it all since I was tired.” (Tamaki)

“Can’t be helped. Since it was Yui-chan doing the work, I only healed people.” (Nanami)

“No, it’s nothing like that. If Nanamin weren’t here, Shuri-chan would have had a rough time… It’s really strong, your『Special Ability』. It can restore both stamina and magic?” (Tamaki)

When I asked that, Nanamin turned to smile at me.

However, it was different from normal.

Rather than smiling at me, it was like she was smiling at someone far away.

“That’s right. It can save everyone, it was wasted on me… And—“ (Nanami)

“Wai-, Nanamin? You’re acting strange.” (Tamaki)

“—Terias-sama gave it to me, my only treasure.” (Nanami)

It sounded muddy, a dull voice.

At the same time I sensed a dangerous feeling from my close friend, I heard Selen-san scream.

 
 
 

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Suterareta Yuusha no Eiyuutan (4-7)

Story 4-7Search for the Goddess

 

We used our bodies to run at full speed.

Opening our fields of view, paying close attention to everything, and looking everywhere.

It couldn’t be said we were going leisurely. We couldn’t stay here long to be attacked by the people from Claria’s Religion. Already, we couldn’t afford to stay here.

“Katsuragi-sama, did you find it!?” (Arianne)

“No, not yet! Do you still have stamina, Arianne!?” (Daichi)

“Leave it to me! This much is nothing!” (Arianne)

Arianne concealed her accumulated fatigue and acted steadfast.

Since some time ago, she has been running around to exchange information between Leadred, me, and Lily. Selen is doing the same in reverse. I’m sure the burden on the girls compared to us due to our status values is unimaginable.

Investigating this way is also almost complete. We decided that although it is hard on the two that haven’t received the goddess’ divine protection we’ll continue on as we have been. That said, even though they have nothing to do with it they’re doing really good.

I can’t thank them enough.

“Alright! When we’re done I’ll do anything! So please do your best!” (Daichi)

“Anything!? I want Katsuragi-sama to vent his lust on me!” (Arianne)

“Hurry up and go to Lily, slut!” (Daichi)

“Oh-!? What!?” (Arianne)

I blew Arianne away with wind magic towards where I felt the presence of Lily’s magic. With that she should be able to have a small rest.

By no means I was caught by my personal feelings. I was just taking care of her.

“Katsuragi-san!” (Selen)

This time I heard a delicate yet firm voice from my left. It was Selen, who came from where Lily is.

However, seeing that her cheeks were flushed and was breathing roughly, I understood she ran at her top speed.

“What’s the matter, Selen?” (Daichi)

“Lily-san! The entrance, she said she found it!” (Selen)

“What!? Seriously!?” (Daichi)

“She said there was no doubt! She said that since it would be troublesome if an enemy found it, she went in first! I know the approximate location!” (Selen)

… I’m sure that I felt Lily’s magic gradually weakening just now. Evidence that she went underground into a dungeon.

Well done, Lily!

“Then what should we do!?” (Selen)

“Selen! Go back to where Lily was at! Arianne will be there too! Be on standby one you arrive!” (Daichi)

“And Katsuragi-san!?” (Selen)

“I’m going to get Leadred! Since I’m faster!” (Daichi)

“Understood-!” (Selen)

Selen mustered the power stuffed into her small body and returned. Confirming that, I turned towards where Leadred was.

“Wind!” (Daichi)

I rushed towards the sky from the forest and began to find Leadred’s magic. Then, I found the owner of a strong magic that was moving at a speed which couldn’t be from a human.

“… There! Wind Burst!” (Daichi)

Similar to the magic from when I blew Arianne away, I pointed both hands below me at an angle. The vigorous wind erupted and indiscreetly carried me in the airflow.

I, who had become a human missile, closed the distance to Leadred with surprising speed. In front of me, I clearly saw the form of the red oni.

“Leadreeed!!” (Daichi)

“… Hm? Just now, did I hear Hero-sama’s voi-aaaah!?” (Leadred)

The girl who noticed my shout suddenly braked and turned to look over her shoulder. I spread my legs wide apart to regain my balance before landing.

“Wind!” (Daichi)

As I released a gale weaker than the burst from before and softened my fall, I landed without breaking a bone. I didn’t try to crouch to lower my center of gravity and to ease the friction. Of course I knew that I wouldn’t stop with just that.

“Leadred! Stop me!” (Daichi)

“Eh-ah-kay! I got it even though I don’t get it!” (Leadred)

The red oni that couldn’t cope with the absurd situation used her boastful strength to slow me, who wasn’t stopping, down.

“Earth Chain Binding!” (Daichi)

Additionally, I finished counteracting it at last by making a chain coil around my waist. Barely made it.

T-that was close…

“Th-thank you, Leadred.” (Daichi) [TN: Says in English (Katakana Sankyuu)]

“Y-yeah. It’s okay, but why did Hero-sama come here? Arianne also came… ah, don’t tell me…” (Leadred)

“Yeah, Lily found the entrance. We’re going there now.” (Daichi)

Telling Leadred the important information concisely, I didn’t give her any spare time to breathe and put her over my shoulders.

“Wai-, Hero-sama!? What are you doing!?” (Leadred)

“Although it’s bad to be rude, this is the best way! Every second is valuable!” (Daichi)

“I-if that’s it I get there myself!” (Leadred)

“No, since we’re flying there.” (Daichi)

“O-oi. What you said, just now, is that how Hero-sama arrived?” (Leadred)

The blood drained from Leadred’s face. It wasn’t an exaggeration to call her a blue oni now. Although I understand that it’ll be unpleasant for her, she can take it.

“I-it’s impossible! Because I… I don’t like heights!” (Leadred)

“When fighting you jump often enough.” (Daichi)

“T-that’s because I’m focusing on the fight and don’t worry about it!” (Leadred)

I smiled pleasantly at Leadred who was trying to escape from under my arm and gave her a thumbs up.

I pointed my empty hand directly below me, jumped, and simultaneously used magic.

“Wind Burst!” (Daichi)

“Aaaaaaaaaaah!!” (Leadred)

The moment we shot upwards, the scream of an oni rang into the sky.

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After confirming where Arianne and Selen were by their magic, I perfected killed our force by using『Wind Burst』on the way before landing. There was almost no pain because I was prepared. Compared to when I die, it was nothing.

There’s no need to say that Leadred had completely lost consciousness. Carrying her on my shoulder is fine, and she’ll probably wake when she wants if there’s a fight anyways.

“Katsuragi-sama! I was waiting!” (Arianne)

“… Are you alright?” (Selen)

The two that arrived earlier worried about me.

“Yeah, I’m okay. More importantly tell me where the entrance is first. It’ll be troublesome if the people from Claria’s Religion find it.” (Daichi)

“Got it. Selen.” (Arianne)

“… This way.” (Selen)

Selen walked into a grassy area. Following behind her, I saw that there was a magic formation there.

“According to Lily-san it should be here… Katsuragi-san, do you see it?” (Selen)

Saying that, Selen asked me since she wasn’t a demon and couldn’t grasp its location.

“… I’m not sure. What should I do here?” (Daichi)

“I was told you should stand in the center and drop a drop of blood.” (Selen)

“Got it. As for Selen and Arianne, what do you do?” (Daichi)

Selen shook her head left and right at the question.

“… It seems that only demons can go inside. Therefore, I’ll go to Shuri-san.” (Selen)

“Got it. Then, that’s your order. Please tell Arianne as well.” (Daichi)

“… She’ll definitely want to show off her efforts twice with pleasure.” (Selen)

“If she’s capable of anything.” (Daichi)

“… She’ll do it, definitely. Please be careful as well, Katsuragi-san.” (Selen)

She smiled and returned the way she came from after sharing a light joke.

… Now then, I should try to do my best too, huh?

I drew my sword from its scabbard and injured my finger, dripping blood onto the magic formation.

The same was done for Leadred that had fainted.

“Uoo-!?” (Daichi)

A purple light sprung out from the geometric pattern, bathing my body in it. I closed my eyes to the dazzling light, lasting for a few minutes. When I noticed that the light wasn’t there anymore, there were none of the trees that grew in abundance but there was a savage stone wall and straight path.

We seem to have safely arrived to the place connected with the magic formation.

Then I should go along this… or something like that?

Taking a deep breath, I calmed myself and confirmed the situation. Coming from the path, I more felt Lily’s magic more strongly than on the surface. It seems that I don’t need to think about this any further.

“Leadred. Wake up please.” (Daichi)

I shook the body of Leadred who had been fainted for a long while. Repeating myself a few times, she opened her eyes and stood up vigorously.

“… Ooh-!? … Huh? I feel like I was flying in the sky just a moment ago… my imagination? Eh, this place it…” (Leadred)

“As you guessed, this is the cave where Messiah is sleeping. I found it while Leadred was having a bad dream. If you understand hurry up. We’ll be running so please follow.” (Daichi)

“Ah-, wait up!” (Leadred)

When I properly explained to the confused Leadred, I let out a small fireball to light up our surroundings and began running. When thinking that I was done running along the long straight path my field of view opened up, and a banquet hall was able to be seen. A scene that I couldn’t possibly think was in a cave filled my vision.

Plants grew in abundance all over on one side of the floor, here and there fruit trees stood. There was even a basin with a waterfall inside it. If I had to say, it embodied an image of paradise.

It was a scene drastically different from that of the surface. Even if you told me that I had slipped into another parallel world, I wouldn’t find it weird.

In the center of the fantastic world’s scene was something giving off an overwhelming presence, a transparent crystal.

And then, there was Lily with a strange man and woman next to her.

“Lily!” (Daichi)

“Hm? Oh, you came, Hero-sama.” (Lily)

When I called her, Lily turned around. The man and woman next to her both kneeled, lowering their heads.

… Seeing that, it seems they aren’t enemies.

It’s rude, but I passed them without speaking. No, it may be correct to say I was at a loss for words from what I saw.

“This is…” (Daichi)

The enormous black crystal rose. The reflected profoundly deep black light penetrated my body.

Within it was a young girl in a praying pose asleep.

Disheveled black hair. A wound on her modest snow white skin. A body like a child. Above all she had the appearance of one I clearly remembered. It could be said that was natural because she’s killed me many many times in my dreams since coming to this world.

I’m certain. There’s no doubt.

“This person is… Messiah.” (Daichi)

This girl was our, the demons’, Goddess.