Sunday, January 18, 2015

Overlord Volume 2 Chapter 5


He pushed open the doors to the inn where he had stayed earlier.

The inn went silent, and countless eyes focused themselves on Ainz. This time, nobody obstructed him, and he came before the innkeeper.


The eyes of the innkeeper and the inn’s patrons were all drawn to the metal plate around Ainz’s neck.

In a casual tone which sounded like he was smiling, Ainz said:

“A double room.”

After putting down the silver piece, he took the keys from the speechless innkeeper.

And so, Ainz entered his room, where he dispelled his magic and resumed his true face.

The mithril plate around his neck clinked loudly against the Nemean Lion Pendant. He had explained his part in last night’s activities in the graveyard, and had been awarded that metal plate.

The reason why the inn had gone silent was because of that plate. A man who had been a copper plate adventurer several days ago had now risen quickly through the ranks when they saw him again. This was beyond their ability to comprehend.

Their honest reaction filled Ainz with a sense of superiority, as well as dissatisfaction. In his heart, he had been hoping to be promoted all the way to orichalcum rank, but he had only managed the rank before that. What would they have done if he had really obtained an orichalcum plate?

Still, this was not an entirely impossible feat.

Only a small amount of people knew about this matter. However, when he narrated the events at the guild, Ainz’s accomplishments were truly unbelievable. Though he could have been elevated to adamantite rank right away, that had not happened because Ainz had no prior accomplishments and the investigations into the matter were not complete. Therefore, the Guild had decided to be prudent about this.

In other words, the Guild already thought of Ainz as an equal to the two adamantite-ranked adventurer parties in the Kingdom.

In addition, as time went by, the story of the battle in the graveyard, as well as the great name of Ainz — Momon would certainly spread throughout the city. This was because the fleeing guards talked about the exploits of Ainz.

The plan had gone so smoothly that Ainz could not help but smile. No, it had not gone smoothly; it had gone perfectly.

Ainz flicked the mithril plate with a finger, and then Narberal asked the question in her heart.

“May I ask how we should deal with those two? They said they would contact us about the appropriate remuneration.”

Narberal was referring to Nfirea and Lizzie Bareare — the two herbalists. Ainz had already decided how to deal with them.

“Lizzie said she would pay everything she had. Therefore, I will have her bring her grandson to Carne Village. She will make potions for me — no, for the Great Tomb of Nazarick.”

“…There are people who can make potions in Nazarick as well. Why must you specially engage these lower lifeforms (penis fishes) to do so as well?”

“It’s because I want a new source of power.”

Narberal stared dumbfoundedly and did not respond, so Ainz continued:

“I have considered that potion ingredients might run dry, so it is necessary to develop potion-making methods other than those of YGGDRASIL. In addition, we might be able to combine the methods of this world and YGGDRASIL, thus opening up a new avenue of power for us. After all, we might have already fallen behind by six hundred years. Of course, we’ll need to sternly warn her not to spread the means of making those potions… but looking at her, it seems that won’t be a problem.”

Ainz recalled Lizzie’s reaction when he brought Nfirea back to her.

He had already healed Nfirea’s eyes, but he was still only semi-conscious due to the tremendous shock he had received. Even so, when Lizzie learned that her grandson’s life was no longer in danger, she wept copiously, and swore that she would pay Ainz what she had promised.

“Let’s leave Lizzie aside for now. There’s something more important to take care of.”

Ainz cast the 「Message」 spell and contacted Albedo.

He had received Entoma’s 「Message」 earlier, but since he was not free to talk earlier, Ainz could only tell her not to worry too much about things. After that, he had been far too busy to talk.

After the 「Message」 connected to Albedo, the first thing she said far exceeded his imagination.

『—Ainz-sama. Shalltear Bloodfallen has rebelled against us.』

For a moment, he had no idea what those words meant. After they slowly filtered into his mind, Ainz’s reaction was like that of a moron.



  1. May I have some spoilers, please? Why did Shalltear rebel?

    1. Because she found a new smexy skeleton of course! DUH!

    2. i don't think we can put spoilers here but meh


      shalltear got mind controlled(?) or her loyalty was erased by a powerful item(don't know if the item is 1 use only)

    3. will she be back in vol 3?

    4. ^that's for you to wait for vol.3 to get translated

    5. it seems be a World-class item

    6. im hoping she is. i coulda swore u saw her in other vol. pics.
      still,mind control and mind wipe doesnt make sense. shes immune to it. ainz makes that very clear repeatedly

    7. yeeeeeeeeep, shes in v 4, looking quite miserable. (prolly cause she dared opposed her ainz-sama)

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    9. i heard what happened from other people so...

      she ran into some people (forgot who)a world class item erased her loyalty to ainz, (some people said brainwashing so it could be either)

      careful more spoiling!!!

      ainz fights shalltear in an epic battle


      ainz apparently kills her then revives her later by spending a fortune. and they lived happily ever after

    10. where did u read the raws?

    11. to be exact, the item supposed to brainwash her... but due her op stats(at least from that world pov), all it done is merely erase her loyalty toward ainz

  2. Thank you Very Mych for the Chapter, and i looking foward to the continue of the work o/

  3. Correction:

    The mithril plate touched the Nemean lion and making a clear clinking sound
    - "making" should be "made"

    how an adventurer go through the ranks
    - "go" should be "goes"

    instead he was one ranks below.
    - "ranks" should be "rank"

    because Ainz doesn't have a history of commendable exploits
    - "doesn't" should be "didn't"

    The plan is progressing so smoothly
    - "is" should be "was"

    please delete this message after it's been read, thanks

    1. "doesn't" works fine. It is singular and "a history" is singular.

      "is" is present tense, the plan is currently working, not in the past.

    2. I honestly think "didn't" would prove to be more accurate in this example.

      "Instead he was awarded with mithril plate because Ainz doesn’t have a history of commendable exploits"

      Previously on the same sentence, past tense was used - hence one would conclude that "didn't", which also uses past tense, should be used instead.

      He does not have a commendable history. - Sure, but:
      He was not promoted because he does not have a commendable history. - That would be combining two tenses, past and present? He was not (past), he does not (present).

      He was not promoted because he did not have a commendable history. - should suffice the best, yes?

    3. Sorry, but "didn't" can't work because the tense-agreement part of the English language only applies to the subject associated with the word; so because he currently (present-tense) has no commendable history, he *doesn't* have a commendable history.

  4. Since Shalltear supposedly has rebelled I am thinking demiurge will next follow afterwards just a hypothesis. Its usually the schemer looking types that do that. Also I hope they introduce the other 2 floor guardians in volume 3.

    1. I see what you mean, but I think his loyalty is a little stronger than others, excluding Albedo. Just my opinion, not bashing yours.

  5. Thank you guys for translating this, will you translate volume 3 too?

  6. Oh snap. Trouble at the home front already? Though I'm guessing Shalltear's "rebellion" is just due to jealousy over Albedo getting that telleportation ring while she didn't. Or it could have been due to Albedo pushing her berserk button too many times over who is the "main woman" of Ainz. Regardless should be interesting to see :D

  7. I heard Ferro's volume 3 chap 1 parts 1 and 2 is out? If so, could someone link me?

  8. Please tell me this isn't going to make Ainz's epic plans go down the drain. I quite like the situation so far, and severe internal troubles would be most unwelcome. Ainz's favorable circumstances could be lost if this is serious.

  9. This chapter is mislabelled as "Log Horizon"

  10. My theory is some magic item/person unknown or new to them in this world broke the bonds of loyalty between shaltear and Ainz by force. Ainz will get her back somehow. It just seems too sudden and there was no real foreshadowing that would support her leaving of her own will. On the other hand, Ainz is constantly warning about the unknowns of this world, so that explanation makes the most sense. Ainz should get her back though. Given his personality so far, I believe he would be absolutely unwilling to kill one of his companions creations.

  11. Replies
    1. Vampire, guardian for floors 1-3

    2. how could you forget a loli vampire!

    3. Shame on you for forgetting the loli vampire.

  12. Thanks for the chapter!

  13. esta muy buena la novela cuando sale el siguente volumen?? aahh gracias por la traduccion

  14. Thank god for the spoilers above. I wouldn't have been able to bear this cliff hanger otherwise, when will vol 3 be translated? will it continue as the regular schedule or not??

  15. Thank ya very much for the translation translators! Many thanks towards the Author!

  16. (Penis fish/fat innkeeper worm) = Urechis unicinctus
    OMFG it really looks like one lol