Sunday, April 5, 2015

Overlord Volume 3 Epilogue


Perote, the leader of the mithril ranked adventurer team “Tenrou,” opened the doors to the Adventurer’s Guild.

The adventurers there looked at him with admiring eyes.

Perote was used to this sort of thing. However, the reception seemed more subdued that it had been a month ago.

Well, it can’t be helped.

He turned his eyes to the noticeboard. Regretfully, there were almost no mithril ranked requests.

Granted, jobs which only mithril ranked adventurers could do were quite rare. However, the reason for this dearth of requests was not because there were few of them to begin with, but because there was an adventurer who could swiftly tackle requests of mithril rank and up.

“...Momon-san, huh.”

Perote sounded like he was complaining when he said that name.

About a month ago, that man had slain a powerful Vampire.

He had not personally witnessed that intense battle, but one could imagine what had happened after seeing the remains of that battlefield. Thus, he had not been surprised to learn that Kralgra — an adventurer team of the same rank as Perote’s own — had been annihilated in the crossfire.

No, anyone who joined that battle would have been killed for certain.

The exploding magic crystal had scorched the land black, and it had even reduced some places to a desert. The startling thing was that it had to be done to defeat that Vampire. And then—

“—They survived…”

Not only had they survived, but they had seized victory. It was only natural for Perote to consider these people — who had returned safely from a battle with a Vampire, a monster that Perote himself could not defeat — to be even greater monsters.

The change in his tone from just now was because Momon was powerful enough to compel respect from him.

Just as he was fantasizing about that sort of absolute might, he heard the sound of the door opening. A wave of commotion swept through the guild like a gust of wind.

Perote vaguely understood the reason for that disturbance, and turned his eyes in the same reaction as everyone was looking. There, he saw the person he had been expecting.

It was the talk of the town, the “Dark Hero,” Momon.

He had two greatswords on his back, and a beautiful girl behind him.

“There’s a lot of adamantite on the front of his armor… how much did it cost, anyway?”

The nickname of “Dark Hero” came from that suit of incredibly high-end full plate armor, which had been heavily damaged when he came back from that battlefield. Back then, there had been scorch and claw marks everywhere, but now that suit of armor was pristine. It glittered brightly under the rays of the sun.

This was the result of the combined efforts of every magic caster in the Magician’s Guild coming together to repair it.

At his neck hung a metal plate — one that belonged to a living legend, an object of worship for adventurers, the trump card of humanity that would protect them from being ravaged by the powerful races of the world — an adamantite plate.

His accomplishments had long surpassed those of the orichalcum rank, and there had never been one of those in E-Rantel before.

And now, this individual, famed in song and story, had appeared before them, stirring the Adventurer’s Guild into a frenzy.

“The Kingdom’s third adamantite adventurer team…”

“That must be… the ‘Dark Hero’ Momon, right? ...And behind him is the ‘Beautiful Princess,’ Nabe. The rumors were right about her looks...”

“You know, they say he was responsible for burning down that swath of forest… apparently, he did it with some kind of martial art...”

“No way, how could that be… if he could use martial arts to burn it down, wouldn’t that mean he’s no longer human?”

“He should be one of the few people who could do it, right? Adamantite ranked adventurers are those who define the peak of power. I wouldn’t be surprised if people called him the adamantite rank of adamantite ranks.”

Momon advanced calmly to the counter under these adoring looks. The adventurers chatting with the guild receptionists all made way for the most highly-placed of adventurers, and on their faces was respect — and fear.

Momon nonchalantly addressed the receptionist.

“Our assignment is complete. Please help us keep an eye out for any new jobs.”

The guild receptionist’s eyes went wide, but they returned to their normal shape immediately. Perote knew why her eyes had widened. The task Momon had accepted was one which even mithril ranked adventurers would have trouble accomplishing, and which would need quite a while to complete. However, Momon and his partner had cleared it with ease.

Indeed, he could clear even mithril ranked missions with ease.

This was only to be expected, because such were the talents of the most highly-ranked adventurers.

“There’s no work left for us.”

Perote let that grumble slip, but of course, he did not actually mean it. Anyone who could reach the mithril rank would have made enough money to retire and live in luxury for the rest of their lives. Thus, anyone who continued adventuring after this must have had a reason for that beyond money.

“Ah, Momon-sama. I am very sorry, but we do not have any other jobs for you, Momon-sama. Please forgive us.”

The receptionist rose to her feet and bowed deeply to him.

“Is that so—”

Momon seemed about to say something else, but then he froze halfway. Several seconds later, he spoke again:

“—I see. That’s good, because I just remembered something I had to do. I’ll be returning to the inn; if there’s anything, look for me there. Do you know where I’m staying?”

“I do. Is it the Shining Gold Pavilion?”

Ainz nodded, then flourished his crimson cape as he turned and walked away.

Perote had heard the sound of Momon speaking from his side, but because his voice was too soft, Perote could not make out the details.

What Perote had failed to hear was Ainz’s order to his distant subordinates to demonstrate their matchless military might.

“Order Gargantua to move out, and summon Victim as well. Once Cocytus returns, we will bear witness to a rare event — all the Floor Guardians will move out as one.”


  1. This is fenrir.. You were torturing us like hell *cries*

  2. all hail slime god your loyal adherent Sc2Fan

  3. Nice work, sky. By the way, I found a site that has chinese raws for overlord, perhaps you can go look it over a bit? Here's the link;

    1. Does it have more than 4 chapters?
      Since my internet is really slow I have to wait for 30 minutes just to load

    2. using googles site translate it has all the chapter for volumes 4 and 5, and some of volume 6

    3. I am not the Anonymous you replied to but I will answer anyway. As far as I can see it currently goes up to chapter 3 of Volume 6.

  4. NO! I waited all week for this! And as awesome as it is is this all?! Darn cliffhangers...

  5. Many thanks, can't wait for more!

  6. Thanx alot!

    Btw. will the translation continue with Volume 4, or will this be the end? Reall hope that it'll continue though... ^_^

  7. Sonic Ken, Skythewood, Ghoststaker, Namorax, Ferro, Sene9ty, Tainted Dream. Thanks a lot guys

  8. Sonic Ken, Skythewood, Ghoststaker, Namorax, Ferro, Sene9ty, Tainted Dream. you guys are amazing thank you for all you have done >.<

  9. Thanks for the chapter!

  10. Thanks very much everyone for the chapter

  11. Can we expect volume 4 today? Either way, thank you so much for this!

  12. Thanks for the chapter and all the hard work for translating editing and proofreading Till now

    Also will you continue working on this Projekt?

  13. Victim and Gargantua finally *^*

    1. Indeed, finally we´ll get to see the floor guardian who wiped out an army of about 1500 players during the time it was still a game.

    2. Victim - a pink jelly bean with a halo

  14. batal pertamax epiloge aja nih?
    Where we can read next volume.....ahh by the way.
    I'm trying to write some web novel....
    Please give a read....

  15. thank you very much :)

  16. Thanks for translating.

  17. next volume... *sniff* *sniff* lizardmen T_T

  18. Thank you for the new chapter!

  19. That was why his tone just now had been humble, and furthermore, Ainz was strong enough to command the respect of others.

    Should be Momon. He doesn't know he is Ainz

    1. True, but the one saying it is the narrator, so from his point of view he know it's ainz

  20. thanks for the hard work

  21. thanks so much for all your hard work!J!!!!!!!!

  22. Is it only me or this translations lack an illustration?

  23. i wonder what brain(the katana wielding bandit) when he heard of momons triumph over the silver haired vampire near his old hideout

  24. +1 Thanks for everyone on teams to translate this LN.

    Will looking forward for vol.4 prologue/chapter 1 on this satday.

  25. Thx for the volume guys ! I love this series and I hope you can keeps translating.

  26. Good, now he's getting 1/1000th the respect he deserves haha

  27. im so happy!! this is a fantastic novel!! thanx so much for your hard work, craving to read the next volume & hope it'll be out soon

  28. "Order Gangantua to start moving, call Victim and wait for Cocytus to return. Since this is a rare opportunity, let all the Floor Guardians move out together."

    -- Epic..!!!

    thanks for the translation skythewood-sama...

  29. Thanks for the translation :)

  30. Let see... The evil tree sizes are 100 meters height and its width supposedly 300 meters because its branches and Ainz said that the evil tree of the great forest of tob was bigger than Gargantua... But still puzzled me how and what exactly Gargantua's size is...its reminds me a pit lord boss type monster.

    1. Great Forest of Tob? What chapter was that?
      And Pit Lord of what game? The only game I can think of with that in it was Heroes of Might&Magic 3.