Konjiki no Wordmaster 182 … as the messed up one.

Well, just 2 things ahead. Everytime a certain person uses ~ that means that the last vocal is prolonged – I was just too lazy to always polong them myself, so I added it a little bit more often than the author did – he used the symbol as well as additional letters. The second method will be used like, only … twice? in my translation, ‘cuz reasons.

Second thing: never mind me. Just have fun:

182nd Episode – Passion Raid

Two People wearing black robes entered
Passion. While looking at Passion】’s symbol, the Tree of Beginnings – Aragorn, one of them wore an eerie face, distorting his mouth’s corners.


On the black robes the two persons wore there was a drawing on each of their backs. Well, they were just simple signs, the one being a [X] and the other one being a [□].
((I could have said cross, but you’d think of it like the christian one or like + sooooo …))


 In this connection, the one that had been eerily laughing just now was the person with the cross-sign.


Kehaha, As usual, it’s only a stupid tree.(X) ((I don’t like him speaking. Annoying.))


 The cross-marked person imposingly spoke with burning sarcasm.


Don’t you think so as well, newcomer?(X)


 However the square-marked person doesn’t answer. Although their true identity couldn’t be confirmed as their faces are concealed under a hood, judging from his voice the crossed one is male.


Keh, youare quite the bastard~」 (X)


 Then he noticed two soldiers approaching as they grew suspicious towards the intruders.


Olala, we were completely found out~」(X)


 He said those words somehow delighted.


Hey guys, are you travelers? Won’t you be nice and show me your face, if it’s possible?
Oyoyoy, what strange bullshit, why should I show you my noble true face? Aah?(X)


 Being spoken to in such a manner, the soldier approached, strongly clenching his spear,


Suspicious guy! Remove that hood, Now!(Soldier)
Aah, you came…….. you came, you came……(X)
NhHow often will you tell me that I came now?


 Not understanding why the cross-signed man would mutter this, his distrust only increased.


Therefore…….. you did come after all~」(X)
S-so what?(Soldier)
……Kehaha.(X) ((Ok, forget about Leo’s laughter giving me the shivers.))


 Bushu! (SFX)


 The soldiers head suddenly whirled through the air. And the headless body collapsed. A blood spray sprinkled from the sky whilst the head came falling down.


 As he coldheartedly looked down on the fallen head-


Well, I guess I did tell him that he came…… that homicidal impulse of mine, though~」(X)


 Once again his mouth eerily formed into the shape of a crescent moon.


Aah, that’s good as well. Now, shouldn’t we quickly finish our job here?(X)


 The square-marked person still didn’t answer. And then the citizens casually passing by screamed in surprise as they saw the bloodstained ground.


Kehaha! Gimme more! Give me even more of that comforting voice!(X)


 Seeing the cross-marked man holding a blade in his hand, the people once again screamed loudly.


That’s right, shout! And remember! Washing blood with blood, this massacre is a serious thiiiiiiiiiiing! Kehahahahahahaha!(X)


 More and more people gathered at the spot. Thus he sharply observed the faces of the people around as they glared at the man in return.


Whaaat? That foolish peace is nothing but a mask………. Kehaha, oh well. I’ll remind you in case you forgot it.(X)


 Everyone watches the scene as if they were at loss of words in the face of this guy’s oddness.


This is a world of the survival of the fitteeeeest!(X)




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Wh-what is it!?(Branza) ((well, Bransa would be more correct, but it looks better that way. Also, I’m translating offline right now, so no way to check on Kiriko’s character list.))


 The royal family lived in the Kings tree, where the wife of Beast-king Leowald, Branza, working in the office, was currently raising her voice in surprise as a maid suddenly barged in without even knocking.


 As the Maid looked really pale one could understand that the current disturbance didn’t occur because of any trivial matter.


Branza-sama…..the country……… the country is……(Maido)
Now what is with the country?(Bran)


 And after the maid has taken a deep breath –


The country, it is currently attacked by someone!(Maido)
Naa?!(Bran)


 Branza immediately moved to a place where she could overlook the rooftops. Therefore, as she saw the scene spreading out beneath her eyes, she had her breath taken.


 Here and there arose smoke from local fires, and not few people had collapsed to the ground, bleeding.


Wh-what the heck is……..!?(Bran)


 As she was taken aback, feeling as if she were dreaming –


Watch out!(Raive) ((or Raibu or Live or whatever she was called. Arno’s sister. Offline.))
eh?(Bran)


 Kakyiiin! (SFX)


 Suddenly two people held a fierce battle behind, waking her from daydreaming. One of those two was a person all too well known to Branza. ((TL: 鍔迫り合い → instead of “fierce battle”, it’s rather a locking of swords in a duel, pushing forward with one’s strength. Rather hard to include, though.))

Raive!(Bran)


 Really, it was Arnold’s older sister, a long-serving maid of Beast King Leowald, Raive Ocean.


Chi!(hooded person)


 The person facing Raive until now jumped back from that spot. It couldn’t be determined who it was as the person wore a black robe with hood.


Huh, and even though I tried to kill that woman there at great pain…(X)


 Hearing the voice one could guess it was a man.


How dare you, to stop that sort of blow of mine – but well, I have to praise you a little bit at least~」(X)


 The man pointed at Raive holding a kitchen knife in each of her hands. However, both of them were visibly useless now as they were clearly worn out.


Raive! Your hands!?(Bran)


 There was blood dripping from both of her hands.


Kehaha! I think you can be grateful that your arm still remains!(X)


 It appeared that she was able to defend against the man’s previous attack, but while Raive was able to perfectly avoid being killed with her kitchen knives, but as a result her arm naturally also received damage.


 Thence one could easy understand that this guy was a man of outstanding ability.


To that extent………. It may look like this now, but Raive used to teach the ways of sword arts to Leglos and the others in the old days……(Bran)


 She thought that if it was just an ordinary attack, it wouldn’t have left a single scratch on Raive. However, probably she would easily get injured if that man truly went serious and hit her. Moreover, she already used the kitchen knives as defense in spite of that.


Please run away, Branza-sama(Raive)


 Raive puts a cigar to her lips, not showing even a single sign of pain on her face. Even as she probably feels considerable pain, she apparently still conducted her mind to the well-being of Branza.


We can not afford to run away leaving you behind!(Bran)
You are the queen! And now we stand against this enemy, but myself and the maid, we will even put our life in line in order to protect our master’s life.(Ray)
Raive…… you……….(Branza)


 Thereupon, a clapping sound can be heard from the man as he applauds her.


All right, all right, allright, splendid splendid! Thank you for taking part in that terrific deeply moving speech scene. But, rest assured. I already failed in assassinating her once, but you soon won’t be able to even raise your arm anymore.(X) ((Lib))
As if I’d believe such a thing!(Ray)


 Raive strongly gripped her kitchen knives still looking worn-out.


The truth is, I just came to do the job. Moreover, killing the queen just entered the plan~」
…… the plan?(Branza)


 Branza muttered.


I just came here to say hello. But as I saw your face, I just suddenly felt like stabbing someone……. Branza King. Or should I say, Branza König-sama~」(X)((Btw “König” is the german word for King. Not that much of a change…))


 Branza made big eyes, her mouth getting dry in an instant.


……how do you know the name König? There is only a small handful of people in this country who knows this name…….(Branza König)


 Raive frowns as she also didn’t know anything about this.


Kehaha, didn’t you noticeit yet? Even though – hooray – we do meet again for the first time after years.(X)


 Thus, as Branza finally discovers some sort of breathtaking information, she gets taken aback.


No…….no way…..(Bran)
Branza-sama?(Raive)


 Worrying about Branza being completely shaking, laying bare, Raive called out to her, but Branza is just too preoccupied with motionlessly staring at the man to even think about answering.


Kehaha, that’s right, It’s me……(Me) ((seriously, it’s dumb to introduce yourself with “I’m just me.”…….. wait, I did that myself not too long ago…))

 The man raised his arm to remove the hood, exposing his true face to them. And then Branza’s expectation was fulfilled, leaving her at a loss of words similar to terror as her concerns became firm.


 The man had an aloof uni-sex hairstyle, the color being particularly unusual, having black and white spot patterns standing out.


…..Kokurou.(Branza)


 As he heard Branza’s murmur, a grin slowly began to crease on the face of the man called Kokurou.

So, here is the second thing I mentioned above. You remember, as I said “never mind, have fun”? So, here it is: Black and white patterned hair … being an aquitance of the Gabranth queen … is it just me or does this person seem like the one Mustache baron is looking for?

ED: As my brain isn’t functioning well yet, I still tried to edit this. Will probably edit this later again as I am busy with college work.

LastEdited: 12:34PM [GMT+8]

62 thoughts on “Konjiki no Wordmaster 182 … as the messed up one.

  1. i was not expecting this plot twist well its great but i want to know now does the tournament get cancelled now as a message gets to the king saying that the capital is being attacked or does it continue till the end and after that do they go home to find it destroyed.

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    1. Hiiro might be able to use the word “resurrection” even if that happen. His level of standard have been going over the top these day so he probably could do it

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      1. actually, he swore to himself to never use words that would affect death and life. He might be able to – we don’t know that until proven impossible – but he said the Rebound he could get was something he wanted to avoid at all costs. If the Rebound of “Sleep” is decreased moving abilities whilst writing – red boar scene – what would be the one “Death” could acually give? Thats why he swore not to affect those kinds of matters.

        Of course, even without directly effecting them, he has infinite possibilities to kill – yet not a single one to resurrect.

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        1. “If the Rebound of “Sleep” is decreased moving abilities whilst writing – red boar scene – ”
          rebounds occur because of failed or cancelled casting. what affects the writing speed is the gap of Hiiro’s level from the target and who has the higher level.

          Hiiro was once silenced and had his stats reduced due to rebound.

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          1. yeah, that’s specific Rebound. However, what I’m talking about is the undefined (or unspecific, therefore general) Rebound – mentioned in one of the first chapters. That clearvoyance thing with the elder … who told him about magic. “in general, Rebound is the result of not understanding your ability to the fullest and doing things you are not able to do. Most users of unique magic carry a great risk of suffering from (general) rebound. You can avoid it by attaining knowledge about what is possible and what is not.(….)” – That kind of thing. I’m quite sure it is furtherly mentioned in the description of his “word magic” – the one with that corrupted text, you remember?

            So in general, everything can get him a rebound worth the fail he attempted. This general Rebound is unspecific. “Failure” is unspecific too, it can be result of level gap, missing imagination or even violating nature’s laws (I guess that’s what ‘effecting life and death’ would be seen as). As long as you fail in some regard, as long as you are not good enough: you get a rebound. This, however, doesn’t necissarily include being stripped of your powers (what you called being silenced). That case was due to a specific Rebound.

            The specific Rebounds – the ones clearly described – are special defined Rebounds you get for certain actions, i.e. stopping to write after attempting to write more than one word. Here you know – no matter what the attemptet failure – what you get as result, as it is defined beforehand. E.g. being silenced for 6 hours and having your stats halfed (breaking 2-word chain) or the before mentioned plus one random critical effect, including blindness, severe pain, … (3-word chain) and so on.

            Do you get it now, or shall I explain it further? So, I was talking about something completely different: About Hiiro not knowing about wether or not him resurrecting or directly killing someone would count as violating those rules and resulting in unspecific rebound being as harsh as the failure, thus swearing to himself to never use such words. That’s a different topic.

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  2. man and if I had to guess square is probably that hero chick who got corrupted I kind of want to see her die against hiiro although I don’t think he has killed anyone yet and probably will not being the hero

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    1. I have no idea why you think Hiiro has not killed. He specifically mentioned that he has killed people to the two hero chicks, and he was perfectly ready to kill Crouch after defeating her during the Invasion of Xaos. Also, who the heck is this corrupt hero chick?

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      1. Corrupted hero chick = Chika. The one that went into that statue. And I’m not too sure if he means Hiiro as he says “he hasn’t killed yet” … but that comment did confuse me a little bit.

        But about Hiiro having killed – you’re right in that aspect. He just restrains himself for the time being on Eveam’s commands.

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        1. still we have yet to read about him killing anyone who wasn’t a monster or zombie of course he injures people with the intent to kill them but none have died yet and I doubt the author will give me the satisfaction of chika dying

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  3. some1 explain this chapter lol. all i know is the queen of the beast country is in danger of an assassination by some guy.
    who are those people cant remember any of the names at all xD

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    1. well, there are only three names. Raive is Arnolds sister, she was mentioned first just about at the time as Hiiro cured Mimir. Branza is Leowalds wife, this is the first chapter she personally appears in. She was mentioned before, but this is the first time we get her name. And Kokurou is also appearing for the first time, obviously.

      And well, even now that yo know this – this chapter is confusing. A little bit, aat least. Nothing to do against it …….

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  4. Really this setting is killing me!!!

    Anyway thanks as always for translating!

    Looking forward to the next one😁

    Hopefully I get to read Hiro fighting again😝

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    1. Actually, I wanted to ask last time already, but didn’t as I wasn’t sure enough at that point (and already have expearience of someone bitching about “Six” and “Sixx”) – but is your name a reference to Andy? After reading your e-mail adress (being exposed in the comment section of the admins working desk) I’m quite sure about it, but anyway.

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    1. That’s Nikki, if I’m not mistaken. Or a character we don’t know yet …… I’m not that sure about it either.

      edit: looked it up, and the wikia says it is Eveam. I found that hard to believe (as Evam looks clearly different) and looked some more. So I found this picture showing her with Muir, and you can read her Name there (if you can read ウィンカァ・ジオ, that is).

      So, concluding my studies: That picture shows Hiiro with “Winkaa Jio”, if I’m not mistaken. Reading Katakana is harder, and I can’t even check it as it’s on a picture.

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        1. Yeah, I already editted my previous comment. She’s called ウィンカァ・ジオ – “Winkaa Jio” or something like that. Also, she doesn’t exclusive appear in the Light novel. She is mentioned in chapter 230 for the first time, if I’m not mistaken ^-^

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          1. Thank you! Now I’m confused why the author put her on the Cover of Volume 2 when she didn’t appear in the Light novel yet. O_o

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          2. That’s the cover of the light novel – and I’m translating the web novel. They are different, so she might appear earlier in that version ^-^

            Or volume 1 covers (at least) the first four arcs. That’s another possibility …

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          1. There is another reason why it is not Mikazuki. It is because Mikazuki can’t fight and that girl probably knows how to fight. Mikazuki always hide behind Hiiro even in her human form. You can notice that in the castle of Eveam when they discover Hiiro is a human.

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  5. do you use google translate to translate wb or other kind of software…. google translate sometime gave different meaning than the original text…..

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  6. since i’m an anime otaku….(31 years old not virgin with no girlfriend) i kinda want to translate a WN after I got hooked with reading NGNL WN/LN…… but google translate is kinda hard to use….would like some suggestions….. oh! and thanks for your hard work…(Ganbate kudasai Sensei….)

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    1. well, if you already know a little japanese, try to learn the grammar basics next. Then you get yourself the extension rikaikun/-chan(=free-ware) and just do it. It will be hard at the start, but you’ll get better … at least that’s how I started translating. Well, of course you can use any translating device to check your work, but I wouldn’t trust them that much. Well, google might be nearly right most of the time, but … it gives you the shivers. Actually, the translation of eastern languages into western one seems to be difficult for programs, be it static or progressive ones.

      Also, check out Jisho and Imiwa? – the first is a website, and the other one an app for your phone.

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        1. that somehow sounds ironic … not in that way that it didn’t sound like a poem at all, but in the way that it wasn’t really a good one. Like those poems that hurt your head. Well, might just be my imagination, google trans melts my brain. At least sometimes ………

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  7. It would be great if the other guy invading turns out to be Chika….then Hiiro ruthlessly beats her up and lectures her on her stupidity!!!!! I loved it when Hiiro lectured the other heroes when they were being naive idiots, Like yesssss, finally, thats what you get b*tches!!! SINK INTO DESPAIR!!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! ( Also the male hero can just disappear)

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  8. thanks for update. 「Kehaha, that’s right, I am me……」(Me). Perhaps, its Kehaha, thats right, its me… unless that’s really his name. lol

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  9. Meh, how boring with these plot twists. Yeah, that is undoubtedly the one marione is looking for, the bastard on the wanted list in the gabranth kingdom. Also, I wonder if he is the scar guy with the black robe? nah, I don’t think so, their personality is too weird, the black scar guy seemed to be the silent merciless type. The other one, is that one of the heroes, perchance? Was at first thinking both of them could be the heroes, or maybe the third of cruel or something, but it seems at least the X guy is someone we haven’t been introduced to before. But it should probably be instigated by Avoros in the end. I have no doubt at all that these guys are under the command of the war freak shota ex-demon king avoros.

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