Saturday, June 13, 2015

Overlord Volume 4 Intermission

Translator: Skythewood

Editors/Proofreaders: JcqC, Ferro, TaintedDream, Namorax

The conference room behind him should have started discussing a different topic.
But his work in that conference room was finished, so he had left.

Just his work of making reports was done though, he still had his job as the first seat of the Black Scripture, which is the captain, to complete. It included reviving dead members, choosing temporary staff to fill the gap, training and experiments. As the Six Scriptures were a secret organization, he also had to live another life as a spy in the Theocracy.

And for his private life, he still needed to attend matchmaking sessions— under the premise of a polygamous marriage. There were only three awakened ‘God-kin’ in Slane Theocracy, so the higher ups had subtly requested him to ramp up his reproduction rate.

Such menial things kept piling up, depriving him of all his free time.

“I was hoping that they would give me some time to relax today.”

After being liberated from the highest level conference in Slane Theocracy — the Archbishop conference, he stretched his shoulders lightly — and his eyes were drawn away by a clicking sound.

He knew who was making that sound before looking at that person. Only a very small number of people in the Slane Theocracy were allowed to enter this place so it was easy to identify that person at once from those who were absent during the conference.

As he had expected, a young girl was leaning against the wall.

She had a head of unique hair, with different colors on either side. One side was silvery white that lit up your eyes, while the other was so black that it seemed to devour everything. Her eyes were also different colors.

Beside the girl was a War Scythe that looked like a pole arm.

She appeared to be less than fifteen years old, but her actual age was way beyond that. Ever since he became the captain of the Black Scripture— the first seat, her looks had not changed.

He moved his gaze towards her ears hidden by her hair— but he restrained himself.

The girl didn’t like others to look at her ears.

The shiny lips of the girl became a crescent as if she was reading his mind.

She was an interracial child born from almost impossible odds, the strongest special seat within the Black Scripture, ‘Certain Death’. Her job was to protect the sanctuary where the five holy equipment were laid.

The sound came from a toy in the girl’s hands called Rubik's Cube, made popular by the Six Holy Gods. While she was producing the clicking sounds, the girl said:.

“It’s quite easy to get one side, but it’s really hard to get two, right?”

It was simple for him, but he wasn’t sure if he should answer honestly, so he responded with a wry smile. The girl didn’t seem interested in the answer anyway and continued asking:

“What happened? Why did all the archbishops gather?”

“The report should have been delivered to you.”

“Didn’t read.”

She answered curtly.

“It’s faster to ask someone about it. Was the prophecy of ‘Thousand Miles Astrologer’ wrong? The mission to defeat the Catastrophic Dragon Lord… something happened to them right?”

Their eyes did not meet throughout the conversation as the girl kept looking at the toy in her hands.

“... They fought a mysterious undead and retreated after two deaths and one heavily wounded.”

“Who died?”

There was no emotion of sadness for the death of someone from the same side. Her attitude was similar to asking about something unrelated to her, and he wasn’t bothered by this. This attitude fit right in with the style of this girl.

“The bodyguard of Kaire-sama, Cedran, and Beaumarchais who attempted to capture the vampire who appeared to be still.”

“So it’s ‘Thousand Wall Shield’ and ‘Divine Chain’. The 'Earth Miko Princess' died from a mysterious explosion recently, and the Black Scripture lost two more good men… what a disaster. Who is the heavily injured?”

“It’s Kaire-sama. Some curse seemed to prevent healing magic from mending her wounds, so she retreated.”

“And the vampire?”

“Left alone. When we tried to approach or capture it, the vampire counter-attacked. So our people decided to leave it alone in that place.”

“Isn’t that just avoiding the problem?”

“... It was decided during the conference to maintain the status quo.”

That was the conclusion made earlier in the conference room.

Instead of suffering major losses from attacking, it was better to let it be before gathering their forces. Anyway, the other nations won’t be able to defeat that undead anyway. If someone like that turned up, that meant someone they had to be wary of appeared, and they had to tighten their national defence first— In the end, they came to a consensus to leave a bare minimum team and withdraw everyone.

He agreed with this decision.

Only someone on the level of a ‘God-kin’ or Dragon Lord could defeat that vampire in a straight fight. It would be wiser to leave a team behind and watch out for the one that could defeat that vampire.

“Hmm, that wasn’t a vampire, right?”

He agreed with that too, that’s why he said it was a mysterious undead.

“Could it be a Dragon Lord? Vampiric Dragon Lord or Elder Coffin Dragon Lord?”

The curve of her lips grew steeper into an obvious smile. That was if that blood lust expression could be called a smile.

“... Weren’t these two dragons destroyed?”

He replied as the atmosphere turned awkward, but got an immediate answer:

“Both of them are undead Dragon Lords, it’s hard to say if they are truly dead.”

The girl lifted her head for the first time and looked straight at him. There was a glimmer in her different colored eyes, filled with curiosity, joy and the urge to fight.

“Between the vampire and me, who do you think is stronger?”

He replied to the question he was expecting with a prepared answer.

“Of course it’s you.”

“Is that so…”

She seemed to lost interest and stared at the toy again.

He sighed in relief.

“What a pity, I thought I had a chance to taste defeat.”

As he listened to the mumble of the girl, he wondered: Who would win if the two of them really fought?

He fought the girl and the vampire before. While the vampire felt stronger, but there was no way the vampire could win against ‘Certain Death’.

Their equipment was on a different scale.

That vampire seemed to be unarmed, which was the weak point of powerful monsters. They were too confident of their strength, so they don’t wear powerful gear.

On the other hand, the girl was equipped with the relics of the Six Gods, so he judged her to be stronger. What if both sides had equipment of the same level?


He dismissed the question immediately. It was impossible to find and obtain equipment that could rival the girl’s godly equipment.

But what if the vampire found it?

In that case… Maybe the strongest undefeated special seat of the Slane Theocracy will know failure. And it would be the time to despair with the defeat of the guardian of mankind.

No, why does he need to assume the girl will fight alone?

He wasn’t at her level, but he was an awakened ‘God-kin’ and had many items at their disposal. If they use these items, they could defeat that vampire if there was only one. There was no way for so many undead that strong to exist.

He heard laughing while lost in thought, and looked at the source with a frown.

“Let’s talk about something else, when are you getting married?”

This was an undetermined agenda that surfaced during the earlier meeting. She meant when he was going to get a girlfriend— to put it nicely, a wife, to say it nastily, a tool to make babies.

“There’s no one yet.”

“Well, you are still young.”

When the Black Scripture members went on mission, they would wear magical masks to conjure a fake face.

By the laws dictated by their God, someone over the age of twenty will be considered an adult in Slane Theocracy. He was a lot younger than twenty when he took off his mask.

“After the marriage, your partner will be detained within the Theocracy… but don’t worry, she can still raise a child.”

“I know that, I’m also a member of the Scripture.”

“That’s true. Ah, it would be better to tell your prospective wife that you need to marry multiple wives. There is no problem in the eyes of the law, but there are people who dislike polygamy despite being educated that way.”

With permission granted by the Theocracy, it was possible for a man to marry many wives. It was an archaic practice to protect the bloodline of the few powerful men in the past. But the norm was monogamy, with just a handful of successful application for polygamy a year. Even when successful, they were limited to just two wives.

“Thank you for your kind reminder, what about you… You don’t plan to get married?”

He asked because she was much older than she looked.

“Well, if there is a man who can defeat me, we could get married. Even if he is ugly and had a twisted personality… It doesn’t even matter if he is not human if that man could defeat me. How strong would our child be?”

The girl place her hand on her abdomen and smiled for the first time today. He was sure this answer meant the girl didn’t plan on ever marrying.

But how would things change if an existence that could defeat that vampire appears?

A sense of uneasiness clouded his heart.


  1. Many thanks for the chapter, hope to see you guys next Saturday again...

  2. Thank you for the chapter :)

    1. So, ainz worry about being spied turn out to be useless.. ?

    2. Yeah dude is overly paranoid in general but not in that case. Kinda hoping a player from a stronger guild or something shows up. Author is subverting all the curbstomps by showing fights from weaker perspective, but at the end of the day the only opponent to give him real trouble is his own floor guardian. These lizards are about to get facerolled.

    3. LOL right
      and it seems like Albedo and Shalltear will gain a new love rival XD
      "It doesn’t even matter if he is not human if that man could defeat me."
      I wonder how strong is she,I hope she could put a fight at least 50% of Shalltear's

    4. "if he is not human" then how are they supposed to have a child =,=?? I think that is the biggest mystery as of now

    5. could be a demi-human, doesnt have to be an undead like ainz and i assume they dont know about genetics.

    6. "She was an interracial child born from almost impossible odds", so at least some races can interbreed. Of course, she might be sterile like a mule...

  3. Hahahaha! Finally something regarding the Silian Theocracy! Thank you very much! Since chapter 3 is almost done, it'll be here by next saturday, right?

  4. Many thanks for the chapter.

  5. how im to hype for the next release /sigh

  6. momon gonna take defeat that girl and that girl gonna chase momon back to his castle and have a fight with albedo and the vampire girl to get the seed. too bad momon can't give a seed.

    1. He may not be able to give her his seed, but he can give her his bone at least.

    2. He should have a regenerative spell like the add flesh spell from d&d. So he could recreate his lower parts to the size of their preference.

    3. He can just simply change race to demon or human to give seed.

    4. Yeah remember that earlier the floor guardians tackled normally about a future successor without even questioning if he could even produce one as a skeleton. I think from this we can assume that there is some way for him give his essence to a woman.

    5. jajajajajajajaja
      ¡ Nice !

    6. Rest assured, Lord Ainz will summon tentacles to impregnate women.

  7. gotta love that foreshadowing

  8. just wondering which vampire girl they mean?

  9. Battle maniacs exist in every world no matter what. Most of the time they are huge problems too.
    Thanks for the chapter!

  10. If she's really fight Ainz, all she get is taste of death though. LOL

  11. Any idea who that certain death girl is?

  12. just reread the chapter and shaltear owned them didnt she.... the only reason some survived was because she got brainwashed and even if that certain death girl comes she will probably own her :D

    1. looking forward to the total destruction of black scripture :D

    2. Yeah, he thought Certain Death would have the edge because of the equipment advantage but he obviously didn't see her in full battle gear like when she fought Ainz. Unless the relics are all ridiculous world class items, Shalltear got this.

    3. Haven't they fought her plenty enough where they deemed that fighting her would only bring damage so they left her alone? And now that I said it, I just realized how scary that girl can be, well of course ainz can't be OP forever, the author must have at least created a character rivaling ainz...

    4. Yeah... They "fought her plenty enough", and that means 1 spell almost killing 2 people, and another people being killed for trying to capture it after the "brainwash". They dont have any idea about the true extent of Shalltear's powers (or her items).

  13. Cool, so we met what is probably strongest human alive if leader is calling her the guardian of mankind.
    Mind controller is dead and the god-kin got their shit kicked in by casual clothing.
    Scythe girl is likely stronger than casual clothing.
    Shalltear wasn't in casual clothing in between the time after the god-kin and before Ainz.
    Who did she fight then? I'll put my bet on the dragon lord(s) since they are probably stronger than scythe girl.

    1. Looking at all that we have heard, including the vol 4 drama CD and the next volumes, Nazarick cannot be defeated by any known entity in this world.

      Aslo, if you want to know what dragon lords are capable, *Spoiler* Shalltear with her full gear one shots one of them. And she wasn't even using a strong move.

    2. Holy Hell!! You serious? is that after the volume of the invaders?

    3. either its on the 10th volume or his lying, taking into the account that the 10th volume isnt released yet, i assume the latter

  14. I like how pretty much everything that guy said was wrong how that vampire couldn't have powerful equipment and how there couldn't be many powerful undead working together.

    1. That's not all, if I recall correctly the Black Scripture fought Shalltear when she was in her true form, so even though she may have used more than purifying javelin while the reader is unaware, they have absolutely no idea about Shalltear's normal look which is how she equips her battle equipment.

      It's also very unlikely she was forced to use the same powers as she did against Ainz, there were tons of broken ass skills and stuff that would wreck havoc even if she were only wearing a dress.

    2. Yes I agree, I love how they don't know anything. Shall tear is really strong whose defeated numerous players in all levels back in yddrsgl.

  15. wonder how they will react when they hear how that fight turned out hue hue hue

  16. Girl playing rubik's cube.
    Rubik's cube is made popular by 6 gods.
    Meaning the 6 gods are players.

  17. is that lizard? its look like kangoro for me.

  18. Kinda asking for spoilers here, but does anyone know these characters appear in volumes 5-7? They seem interesting, but it feels like it'll be a while before we see them again.

    Also, the 6 gods have been confirmed to be other players! Huzzah, that's one mystery out of the way.

    1. If you don't mind spoiler, read the wiki. They have summary up to volume 8

  19. thank you guys for the awesome treat

  20. Much appreciation for your amazeballsness!!!

  21. Thank you for the chapter

  22. Who are the players (6 gods)?

    1. Sora, Shiro, Tet are the only ones revealed yet...

    2. Ok. Either you're fucking with us, or the six gods are all from no game no life.

  23. I wonder what this captain will think once the theocracy gets news that Momon defeated the vampire.

  24. let me ask a few question here, so the one that brainwashed shaltear already dead? and if i'm right is the order of event like this= black scripture brainwash shaltear -> but shaltear couldn't be controlled and went rampage -> and they left her alone until ainz fought shalter

    1. 1. black scripture tried brainwash shaltear 2.Shaltear retaliated before the mind control fully take place 3.the world item user is seriously wounded and shaltear became neutral npc but because of her evil alignment she attacked anyone coming close 4. black scripture are unable to capture her

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  26. ummm who is the girl in this intermission? she seems to be really strong and says should would marry who could defeat her? anyone know who she is? i dont see a name

  27. so she becomes part of the harem ehh...

  28. I don't think she's stronger then shalltear. At the most level 70

  29. We're did yu get tht info bout shaltear killing a dragon lord at one shot?cos it all sound new to me

  30. Well, he had best hide all reports of her defeat by Momon then ;)

  31. A great and very informative intermission.

    Now we can understand just how the Kingdom of Re-Estize is weak compared to its neighbours (even without considering the political troubles with the nobles):

    -The Empire is on the verge of invading them, so they probably have an army greater than them. Furthermore, they have more mages and I heard that a more than 200 years old humain could use 6th tier magic there (well compared to Narberal he's still weak).

    -In this chapter it becomes obvious that the strength (at least on the individual level) of the Theocracy is overwhelming, by human standards I mean. Clementine was only an ex-9th seat of the Black Scripture but was already considered a little stronger than Gazeff (supposedly the best fighter in Re-Estize). So just imagine the 1st seat. Shalltear said that some of the humans she saw could beat Solution Epsilon, that's probably the power of some humans in the Black Scripture. And Certain Death seems to be on a completely different level than the others, with a strength approaching a Floor Guardian. Not bad for a human (?), probably the strongest existing by far.

    Still, they remain of course very weak compared to Nazarick. But I was surprised by the strength of the theocracy in this chapter, I didn't think the Black Scripture was to be taken so seriously.

    1. But consider the following:

      1: As mentioned by the author, Shalltear is not a warrior and is unable to make accurate assessments of the fighting strength of others. It is entirely possible that, like Ainz throughout the series and Entoma in the later story arc, Shalltear grossly overestimates the strength the Black Scripture as she did with Brain Unglaus.

      In short, the people of Nazarick generally assume that the power level in the New World is on par with YGDRASSIL unless proven otherwise.

      2: The Pleiades are not even close to being the strongest in Nazarick. The strongest, Narberal, is L62, while L75+ minions are common. However, the author mentions that strength alone doesn't determine the pecking order in the Great Tomb; relationship to the Supreme Ones carries a great deal of weight.

      3: Poor writing. There are many inconsistencies throughout the novels, so it is possible that such a high evaluation is either a mistake or a clumsy attempt at "The Worf Effect".

  32. Ainz must be getting the shivers somewhere right about now. ( ´ ౪ ` )

  33. Did the author have to make it so obvious the girl's gonna be added to the harem? Figured he'd be 'above' that sort of stuff

    1. She isn't, Ainz/Momon actually hates her with a passion because of... stuff. Spoilerous stuff. The best kind. :P

    2. Wtf man you don't know that its the light stop trying to ruin it for everyone else. If you can read then translate it. Don't ruin it for those who are waiting to read

  34. Nekokoko from the Overlord wikia here,

    Just his work of making reports was done though, he still had his (job) as the first seat of the Black Scripture, which is the captain, to complete.

    Please change (Job) to (responsibility)

  35. The way I read this, the Captain of the Black Scripture tells "Certain Death" that she could beat Shalltear to keep her from running off and getting herself killed.

    He knows from his encounter with Shalltear that she would crush "Certain Death" like a bug, given the ease with which she dealt with the entire Black Scripture.

    We know that Shalltear can do this because we already know her stats, courtesy of the author.

    But the Captain probably realizes that "Certain Death" is a valuable asset for the Theocracy and doesn't want to be responsible for another desertion like Clementine's.

    1. No, thinks Shalltear will only win if they had similar level equipment. This is wrong, since this guy has no clue about the existence of 9th/10th tier powers, or what a level 100 character is capable of. Even a naked Shalltear's powers should be enough to overcome full Divine equipment worn by a level 70-80, or whatever Certain Death is.

  36. If we have a power ranking between the guardians, butlers and maids, what might it be? The only thing I remember is that the strongest ones are Sebas and Albedo.

  37. Ooooh! Another one of Ains' harem candidate just appeared :3