TSKD 227

Goodbye Ulmutt

Today was the day we planned to leave Ulmutt.

The first thing we did after getting out of bed and finishing up our morning routine was paying Rumina a visit so we could say our goodbyes.

「The time I spent with you was both eventful and enjoyable.」

「Later.」

「Farewell. Do enjoy yourselves in the Beastkin’s Country.」

「Nn…」

「I believe it is quite sunny today. It appears to be the perfect time to depart, and to that end, I do hope that your expression will brighten to match the weather.」

The two weren’t going to part for good or anything, but it seemed like Fran couldn’t help but feel a bit sad regardless.

「Thank you for informing me of Kiara’s whereabouts. I would have never located her if not for your efforts. I understand that this is not my first time making the statement, but I would like to reiterate it in order to express my gratitude.」

「Also grateful. For evolution.」

『What she said. Helping us out seemed to have ended up weakening you quite a bit. You sacrificed a lot for us, we really do owe you a ton.』

「It appears that our feelings are mutual. As that is the case, I see no harm in calling off our debts to one another.」

Rumina smiled cheerfully as she spoke, but Fran ended up frowning in response.

「Please don’t make that face, Fran. I can assure you that our paths will cross again. It would ease my heart to see you depart this place with a smile.」

「Nn…」

「It appears that you really cannot go without being spoilt.」

Rumina got up out of her seat, approached the younger black catkin and gave her a full on hug. Fran responded to it burying her face in Rumina’s chest and returning the embrace.

They stuck together for a while, but Rumina eventually dislodged Fran by tapping her on the back.

The younger girl’s face had a pretty rare look on it in the sense that it was tinted with a slight shade of red. She’d clearly felt a bit embarrassed.

「Sorry.」

「Fuhaha. ‘Twas rather adorable of you. Feel free to return to my side if you ever feel yourself tinged with loneliness. I will be willing to provide you as many hugs as you wish for.」

「Nn.」

All the uneasiness had left Fran’s face. Rumina had fulfilled a duty I normally would’ve been responsible for in a way I could never have possibly managed. I felt kinda conflicted in the sense that I both admired her ability to do so, and was frustrated that I couldn’t do anything at all for Fran.

「Time to go.」

「Indeed it is. Stay safe, and enjoy your journey.」

And so, Rumina saw us out the dungeon with a smile.

Fran ended up opening her mouth and speaking one last time right as we began to teleport.

「Bye bye.」

It almost seemed to be something she hadn’t intentionally said, something that had just so happened to leak out.

『We’ll definitely pay her a visit sometime in the future.』

「Nn.」

『And we’ll definitely make sure we grow enough to give her a bit of a shock.』

「Nn!」

We arrived at Ulmutt’s gate about an hour later, only to find ourselves surrounded by a decently sized group of people.

「Do come back Fran! I’ll welcome you with open arms anytime!」

Erza was the first person to call out to us; he immediately leapt at and glomped Fran as he began to cry. She ended up letting out a “mmrph” sound as he pulled her into his thick, burly chest, but she didn’t end up really minding his actions even though snot had began dribbling from his nose. In fact, she’d even ended up patting him on the back in order to soothe him.

「Sniffles… Thanks Fran.」

「Nn.」

「I have a parting gift I’d like to give you.」

Erza handed Fran a basket with ten liquid filled bottles within.

「Potions?」

「I made you some beauty cream. It’ll keep your skin soft and smooth so long as you apply a bit of it before going to bed. You’re really strong Fran, and cool too, but make sure you never lose sight of being as cute a girl as you can be, mkay?」

「Nn?」

Erza’s advice was pretty solid, and I really appreciate the sentiments that drove him. Fran was pretty damned adorable, even to start with. Unfortunately, she was stuck with me as her guardian, so she didn’t normally end up making use of her beauty due to a lack of exposure to both makeup and fashion.

The 10 bottles we were given would last us a pretty good while, so I was going to have Fran start using them from today onwards.

「Smear on skin?」

「Mhm. All you have to is put a dot of it on your palm and then massage it into your skin.」

「Why?」

「Listen here girl. I know you might not see why you’d bother as of right now, but just do it. I promise you you’ll understand once you grow up and fall in love.」

「Nn? Okay…?」

Fran nodded, but her expression belied the fact that she had absolutely no idea what was going on.

Huh, right, Fran will fall in love one day, won’t sh- wait a second.

Dude, Erza, Fran’s still only 12…

Isn’t it like, a little bit kinda maybe too early for her to fall in love?

I could say for sure that Fran would end up being pretty damned popular with the guys if Erza’s beauty cream worked to enhance her looks the way I was thinking it would. There was no doubt in my mind that all sorts of dudes would flock to her like bees to honey.

A part of me couldn’t help but worry that some of the aforementioned men would end up being so good looking that they’d make Fran fall in love with them at first sight. I knew that I’d be able to cut those individuals down without hesitation if they ended up being scumbags on the inside, but I couldn’t say the same for people that ended up being just as good inside as they were outside. I couldn’t help but wonder what I would end up doing if I actually judged their personalities to be amicable enough to be worth Fran’s affections. Would I be able to entrust her to them?

My immediate reaction was a big no. Fran needed someone strong enough to protect her, someone capable of besting her in combat even with me equipped. I absolutely refused to approve of them unless they were both at least that strong, fairly financially stable, fully willing to commit to a monogamous relationship, and capable of fulfilling every single last one of her wishes.

「H-Hey Fran, are okay? That amazing cursed sword of yours just started shaking all on its own.」

(Master?)

Shit, that was close. I seemed to have momentarily lost control of myself, as I’d started unconsciously casting telekinesis.

『I-It’s nothing. You should probably thank Erza.』

I didn’t really have to concern myself with the thought for the time being, as romantic love seemed to be something Fran wouldn’t experience for quite some time. There was no point to not accepting Erza’s gift, there was no real harm in Fran getting even cuter than she was already.

「Nn. No problem. Thanks.」

「I’ll make you more when you run out, so stop by when you do!」

「Got it.」

The next two people to call out to us, Dias and Aurel, came as a pair.

「Heya. Looks like you picked a pretty good day to set off. The weather’s looking great.」

「Take care of yourself out there.」

They bowed to Fran and thanked her for the whole Kiara fiasco. I was expecting them to hand us letters, but they didn’t end up doing so.

「We still remember her as vividly as we would have had we seen each other just yesterday, but the opposite may not necessarily hold true.」

「To her, we were just another pair of unreliable adventurers. There’s a good chance she’s long forgotten about us.」

To me, their situation almost sounded a bit depressing, but they didn’t seem to mind. The looks on their faces suggested that they thought of it as only natural, and hence, they weren’t planning to send her any letters.

「We would like you to mention us, but that’s it. All you really have to say is that some of the adventurers that she used to know miss her.」

「Nn. Got it.」

The next group Fran was approached by consisted of Amanda, Forrund, Fermus, and Colbert. The half-elf, who was at the group’s front, greeted Fran with a hug.

「It looks like we’re going to have to say our goodbyes again, Fran. I’m really going to miss you…」

Amanda cried much in the same manner as Erza, minus the snot. Her beauty and grace made her much girlier tha- Okay no, I’d better just stop there and write Erza off as an exception of sorts.

「Farewell.」

Forrund was short and to the point, just as he’d been back in Barbra. In a sense, one could say that he bore a slight resemblance to Fran.

Honestly, I hadn’t even expected him to come see us off.

「Is that not a bit too blunt of you, Forrund?」

Colbert’s tone clearly conveyed that he was taken aback by Forrund’s greeting.

「Sorry Fran, Forrund always acts like that, so please do not think ill of him.」

「No problem.」

「Hahaha, I do have to say, the two of you are quite similar with regards to your mannerisms. Forrund tends to like strong adventurers, he is here today because of the favourable impression you left on him.」

「Yeah.」

「Nn.」

「One day.」

「Got it.」

「I have the feeling that putting the two of you together might not be the best idea.」

Colbert shuddered, and for a good reason at that.

The two were conversing in a manner that no one but them could understand. Despite that, they seemed to be communicating losslessly.

「Was Barbra your next destination, Fran?」

「Nn.」

「In that case, I’d like for you to have this. It’s a pass that’ll get you a free meal at my restaurant. Please do stop by.」

Oh nice. That’s a pretty damned good present. Fran really seemed to have enjoyed the stuff she ate at The Dragon’s Table.

「Thanks.」

「I am going to be training myself from the ground up again, so I will not lose the next time we fight.」

Colbert declared that he wished to duel Fran again in the future, which prompted her to immediately respond as any other battle maniac would.

「Bring it on.」

Amanda finally released Fran after we did a good chunk of conversing.

「I’m going to be going to the Beastkin’s Country too.」

Thinking back, Amanda had actually said something similar when we left Alessa. Unfortunately for her, that simply wasn’t something she was permitted to do.

「Not happening.」

「I highly doubt that you will be allowed to do so.」

「It definitely won’t happen.」

All three of the men accompanying her shot down Amanda’s idea the moment she voiced it. She went on to state that she at least wanted to accompany us back to Barbra, but she had duties to attend to in Alessa, and as such, her three companions ended up dragging her away.

「See you later Fran!」

The last group to approach was the Beast Lord’s.

「Make sure you get along with my daughter if you happen to run into her. She’s a bit of a tomboy, but a good girl anyways.」

I was fine with the idea of having Fran make friends with the Beast Lord’s daughter, but his phrasing had me worried. He of all people had called her a tomboy, so I couldn’t help but suspect her to be on the wilder side.

We spoke to Royce, Goldalfa, and Roche in that order, before finally moving on to Zefmate, who immediately offered Fran a handshake.

「It seems I caused you a lot of trouble.」

「Nn.」

「I’m going to be one of the Beast Lord’s attendants from now on. I’m planning to train by his side, and grow much stronger. I swear I’ll at least force you to make use of the abilities you obtained from evolving the next time we duel.」

Zefmate seemed to have a lot of potential. Training by the Beast Lord’s side would definitely serve to turn him into a powerful foe to face.

「Both my tribe and I plan to start over. We’ll show you that we can change for the better.」

「High expectations.」

「That’s good. I’ll make sure I uphold them.」

Zefmate was one of the Blue Cat Tribe’s most influential members. I was sure that, going forward, his work would reduce the number of Blue Catkin involved in the slave trade.

Fran firmly grasped the Blue Leopardkin’s hand and shook it for quite the extended duration, a demonstration of her trust in his success.

「Leaving now.」

「See ya.」

「Nn.」

Fran leapt atop Urushi’s back after letting go of Zefmate’s hand.

「Urushi.」

「Woof!」

She got ready to go, but made sure to give the group that’d come to say their goodbyes one last wave before actually leaving.

「Later?」

「Baaiii!」

「See you soon!」

Urushi began to run, with Erza’s and Amanda’s particularly loud voices trailing in the wind behind him, as we once again set off on a journey.

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85 thoughts on “TSKD 227

      1. I’m a boy…..lol. Genuine luck though. I’ve drawn things and it ain’t easy. Btw a suggestion: try go with the manga’s art style! It suits fran and shishou a 100%

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      2. Your comment on “curry break princess fran” “GL bro” means “Good Luck bro” as in Good Luck on the sketches.
        We are joking that you are suggesting GL meaning Girls Love, as in asking CJ Carlet to draw some Girls Love pictures of Fran.

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  1. 「Yeah.」

    「Nn.」

    「One day.」

    「Got it.」

    this kind of conversation… is the one of the most difficult conversation to understand ever….
    only the choosen one like Fran or Forrund that can understand this “Majestic” conversation.

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    1. Yeah > it is For Colbert so it is no need to translate(?) it
      Nn > understood
      One day > let duel once you are strong enough
      Got it > no need to translate

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      1. the “yeah” is i think for Fran…
        and fran answer it with “Nn”….

        we understand it because the Narrators and Master inner monologue…

        imagine you on that scene without Narrators to explain the story, and watch 2 of them just talking like that…

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  2. Did Fran already return Zefmate’s sword? If I remember correctly, she wasn’t able to return it due Zefmate’s sister then next visit due to beast king’s visit.

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  3. Thanks for the chapter.

    Man based on Shishou’s description, the only suitable candidate is Rigdis and that would be funny if it happens.

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      1. Yes Forrund might fit too but considering Shishou trying to stay away from Forrund because of his ability so that’s a no go

        Oh yeah, I wonder what will Colbert fell if Fran told Shishou will no longer show himself anymore

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  4. ahh the feels from Dias and Aurel. Would like to read the chapter where they are able to meet each other again.

    Was it mentioned in the previous chapters that inter-species relationship was normal?
    If Fran was to look for someone of the same Black Cat-kin i think she would have a hard time especially since it would be someone who Master thinks should more at least a level of Fran.

    Thank you for the chapter.

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      1. Half-Dragon Template. Always remember that dragons and humans could have children with anything in a D&D like fantasy.

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    1. Technically Interracial, not Inter-species for two reasons:
      1) the Beast-Kin are not Beast species.
      2) fantasy use the word race.
      3) they are all magically the same species.

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  5. Farewells are always a little sad but at least this time no weird guys stumbled in. Maybe the lineup of super strong people discouraged them.

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  6. Man, the road Fran walked on has been a long one…and urushi still just a darkness wolf. Will he/she evolve anytime soon…

    Thanks for the chapter 🙂

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    1. Black Wolf (Rank D Threat) -> Shadow Wolf (Rank C Threat) -> Darkness Wolf (Rank B Threat) -> ? Wolf (Rank A Threat) -> ? Wolf (Rank S Threat)

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      1. Oops, made some mistake. Urushi was summon as an Onyx Wolf, so there should be a few layers in between…. Searching the wolf types….

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      2. Wolf
        Gray Wolf (Agility)
        Brown Wolf (Strength)
        Red Wolf (Fire) -> Ruby Wolf (Flame)
        Blue Wolf (Water) -> Sapphire Wolf (Ice, missing in the WN)
        Green Wolf (Soil) -> Emerald Wolf (Storm)
        Yellow Wolf (Wind) -> Thunder Wolf (Lightning)
        Black Wolf (Darkness) -> Onyx Wolf (Darkness, Poison, Ghost) -> Darkness Wolf (Darkness, Poison, Ghost)

        Wolf (Rank F, Unique Rank E)
        Color Wolf (Rank E, Unique Rank D)
        Gemstone Wolf (Rank D, Unique Rank C)
        Element Wolf (Rank C, Unique Rank B)

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      1. i read most comment since first chapter that release here and i think this most unusual that come from you. we told you not force yourself before, did something happen? your head overheat? or hit by something? you know i start think maybe slower release is good idea when i see this comment lol

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  7. >There was no doubt in my mind that all sorts of dudes would flock to her bees to honey.

    Should be “like bees to honey.”

    >I couldn’t help but wonder what I would end up doing if I actually judging their personalities to be amicable enough to be worth Fran’s affections.

    Should be “judged.”

    >I didn’t really have to concern myself with the thought for the time being, as romantic loved seemed to be something Fran wouldn’t experience for quite some time.

    Should be “romantic love.”

    …I know this is nitpicking, but nitpicking is fun, so sue me.

    Thanks for the chapter!

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    1. “Bees to Honey”
      That’s where all the eyes are laid. Eating honey requires eating bee eggs and a small amount of partially develop bees.

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      1. Vegetarian allows you to unconsciously eat insects.
        1) it is likely for insects to lay microscopic eggs on any plant.
        2) it is likely that some of them are still microscopic in size when they are partially developed.
        3) the best washing of vegetables could not get ride of them all without a microscope looking at every nook and cranny.

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      1. A certain type of translator will roll their eyes at stuff like this and point out that it’s free and if we don’t like it we should translate it ourselves.

        I like your type better. You actually give a shit about your work.

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  8. “a decently sized group of people.
    「Do” -> missing a paragraph break

    “flock to her bees to honey” -> “flock to her like bees to honey”

    “if I actually judging their personalities” -> “if I actually judged”

    “as romantic loved seemed to be…” -> “romantic love”

    “There was no point not accepting Erza’s gift” -> “there was no point to not accepting…”?

    “*He*” -> not sure but did you intend to bold that?

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  9. Thanks for the chapter.

    “They bowed to Fran and thanked her for the whole Kiara fiasco.”
    Erm… What exactly do you mean by “fiasco”? I don’t get it.

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    1. The situation was a trainwreck on Dias/Aurel’s side. They’d gotten themselves into a hole because they began antagonizing the Beast Lord, the only individual capable of providing them with the information they wanted.

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  10. i kinda teared up there…specially on the goodbye with Rumina. i hope that wasn’t a flag that she and all the rest end up dead and then this turns into one giant revenge arc after coming back from the beast country T_T

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    1. There are two dungeons, and two dungeon masters. Lumina is only one of the Dungeon Mistress, who was the other Dungeon Mistress?

      P.S.
      Mister (Married, Mr.) Master (Unmarried, Mstr.)
      Mistress (Married, Mrs.) Mastress (Unmarred, Mstrs.)

      Mastress disappear from the language since some people mistaken for Mattress.

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      1. Basically, it is a single dungeon with two entrances, so Rumina is the Dungeon Master of both. I don’t remember, in what chapter it was mentioned.

        And “Dungeon Master” is used for any gender, as far as I remember. There are no “Dungeon Mistresses”.

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      2. Dias already explained that both Dungeon belonged to Rumina, Ulmutt initially have only one dungeon but eventually Rumina have enough GP to make another subsection while seemingly looked like another dungeon, this is to help any Black Cat kin who came to Ulmutt to train up to become stronger.

        That’s why Dias explicitly ordered not to harm the DM since it would lead to the loss of both dungeon.

        The dungeon rank was initially ranked C & D but with Rumina’s power depleted from summoning th emagic beast to allow evolution for Fran, the rank reduced to D & E respectively

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    2. Wrong Web Novel I’m afraid, that is most suited for probably Nidome no Yuusha or Kuro No Maou. The death Count not counting the magic beast are relatively low

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  11. Chapter 42:
    Gallus: If words got out that you’re a Divine Sword, they will try to capture you and test you to your limits. Since your wielder is a little girl, they may try to use “sweeter” forms of persuasion.
    Interpretation: They may try to Force Marriage on Fran? By Law, Kings could force their subjects to marry.

    Chapter 46:
    Typical Asian Insult by Clad: “Go home and suck your mom’s”
    Chinese version would be “You mouth still smell like breast-milk”

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  12. Magical Attributes:
    Basic Attribute -> Superior Attribute
    Composite Attribute = Basic Attribute + Basic Attribute

    Fire -> Flame
    Water -> Ocean
    Soil -> Ground
    Wind -> Storm
    Lightning = Wind + Fire
    Ice = Water + Wind
    Nature (Wood) = Water + Soil
    Lava = Soil + Fire
    Sandstorm = Wind + Soil
    Life (Healing) = Water + Fire
    Spacial-Temporary
    Moonlight
    Auxiliary
    Blacksmith -> Magic Blacksmith -> God-Tier Blacksmith

    Not Sure where these are categorized….
    Light
    Darkness
    Poison
    Ghost

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    1. Light -> Purification and Illusion
      Dark -> Poison and Ghost
      Purification -> Cleansing
      Poison -> Decay

      Recovery
      Support
      Summoning
      Contract

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      1. These two mention specialization, or sub-attributes.
        Light -> Purification and Illusion
        Dark -> Poison and Ghost

        Many are still missing.

        Get a list of Attributes.
        Get a list of Classes.
        Get a list of Skills.
        Create a d20 (or another game system) game from them.

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  13. Ulmutt (Dungeon Rank D) and Illuuf (Dungeon Rank C) are the two closest dungeon cities to Alessa (Dungeon Rank E).

    Maybe Gallus is stuck at Illuuf?

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  14. Not many errors in the last few chapters, but this is a good break point.

    Chapter 223

    I couldn’t see how it the event could make a high-standing noble suffer any significant consequences.

    how it the event ⇒ how the event

    Where sort of abilities do those two weapons happen to have?

    Where sort ⇒ What sort

    That said, it’s the perfect card to use if you find that yourself without any other option.

    if you find that yourself ⇒ if you find yourself

    These golems were able to annihilate over a fleet of ships 100 strong in an instant as per the battle of Gallelia.

    to annihilate over a fleet of ships 100 strong ⇒ to annihilate a fleet of ships over 100 strong

    Chapter 226

    Given that, he ended up actually did end up picking me up after seemingly steeling his resolve.

    he ended up actually did end up picking me up ⇒ he actually did end up picking me up

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  15. I think I would refuse any further rank raise after B. Being an A just isn’t worth it getting chained down and all that. The hell I would let the strength I accumulated for myself become a prison for me, cause some stupid country just happens to count me as ‘their’ very own war potential!!!

    Amanda didn’t join any armee she shouldn’t have to follow orders as such. Where are the benefits for being any higher than B?

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