Saturday, July 4, 2015

Overlord Volume 4 Epilogue

Translator: Ferro
Editors/Proofreaders: JcqC, Skythewood, Namorax


Zaryusu felt a gentle sensation covering his entire body. A hand which wanted to pull him out from the abyss, but Zaryusu brushed it aside. He felt something disgusting from the touch of that hand

After a period of time between an instant and eternity, he felt the hand stretch out towards him once again. Just as he was about to brush it aside for a second time, he hesitated. Listening closely, he could hear a voice coming from that side. As it turned out, this rude awakening was the voice of the female he so deeply loved.

Hesitation.

Hesitation.

Still hesitation.

In this world where it was uncertain if time existed at all, Zaryusu kept on hesitating. Eventually, he seized the hand despite being very reluctant to do so.

And he was then pulled into a world of clear.

Fatigue permeated through his entire body.

As if his insides had turned into paste.

Then he felt abnormally tired. He had never felt this tired even after overexerting himself physically.

Zaryusu struggled to open his heavy eyelids.


Blinding light entered his eyes. Although lizardmen eyes would automatically adjust to light intensity, it could not do so instantaneously. Zaryusu blinked his eyes—

“Zaryusu!”

Someone was hugging him tight.

“C-Crusch?”

There should be no way he would ever hear this again, this female’s voice.

Zaryusu finally adjusted his eyes, and saw the female that was hugging him.

That was indeed his beloved female, Crusch Lulu.

Why? What was going on?

A flood of questions and unease rushed towards Zaryusu. His last memory was— the moment his head had dropped into the wetlands. He had most definitely been killed by Cocytus.

Then why was he still alive? Unless—

“—Was Crusch killed too?”

“Eh?”

Zaryusu opened his mouth to ask, yet his mouth seemed numb, unable to move properly.

What gave him his answer was the look of very confused expression on Crusch’s face. Seeing that expression, Zaryusu was a little relieved, knowing that Crusch was not dead. Then why was he still alive?

A hint was given to him by a voice to his side.

“Well. There is some confusion after resurrection. It seems his level also dropped… thus it can be determined that there is not much difference from YGGDRASIL.”

Realizing who was speaking to him, Zaryusu looked with surprise at that direction.

The one who stood there was the king of death; the magic caster who possessed incomprehensible power.

In his hand he held a glowing short stick of about thirty centimetres in length, it emitted a sacred aura that appeared out of place in the hand of the Overlord of death. It was an extremely beautiful item which seemed to be made out of ivory, with the front end coated in gold and the handle inscribed with runes.

Although Zaryusu did not know, it was a resurrection wand, the item which revived Zaryusu. Only faith based magic caster could use items imbued with faith based magic. However, this magic item was an exception to this faith based system and could be used.

Zaryusu slowly turned his gaze, and recognised this place as the lizardman village.

As if they were intending to surround the entire place, all the lizardmen were prostrating. Even more shocking was that they were motionless— that posture was one of worship towards an extremely powerful being.

“What is happening…”

After witnessing such power, prostrating was only natural. However, the surrounding lizardmen were not just showing respect, but something more. Lizardmen did not have gods. Strictly speaking, their objects of faith were their ancestral spirits. The feeling given off right now by the surrounding lizardmen was like that of a reverence towards a god.

“Hm. Step down, lizardmen. Without instructions, nobody is permitted to enter the village.”

Nobody objected to these words. More than that, it was accepted without a sound being made. The only sounds which were heard were of bodies getting up and the splashes by walking along the wetlands. Leaving them behind, the lizardmen departed from the clearing.

Seeing as he was so powerful that he had such a degree of strength, their wills should have been completely defeated. The lizardmen culture of submitting to the strong played a part as well. This meant that everything was developing according to the other side’s script.

“Aura, are all of them gone?”

“Yes, they are.”

The one who replied was the dark elf girl. Although there was also the factor that she had been behind him, out of sight all along, the girl surprisingly gave off no presence, therefore Zaryusu had not detected her at all.

“I see. Then first, a few words for you, Zaryusu Shasha. Congratulations on your resurrection.”

Resurrection.

Until he registered the meaning of this word, Zaryusu required a little time. Then after he understood it, he also felt a shudder throughout his body.
Resurrection— which meant that he was alive again.

He was speechless and could only gasp.

“What is it? Do lizardmen have some particular aversion to resurrection? Or have you forgotten how to speak?”

“Glug, glug… cough… y-you can resurrect the dead…?”

“That is true. What, you thought something of this degree couldn’t be done?”

“Did you hold… a big ceremony?”

“Big ceremony? What is that? I have no problems doing it easily by myself.”

Hearing this, Zaryusu was completely lost for words. According to legends, resurrection magic was a power only lizardmen of dragon king lineage possessed.

And he did so all by himself.

Monster? No.

An incredibly powerful magic caster? No.

Zaryusu understood this completely.

Leading a mythical army, commanding demons.

Which meant, this— the existence in front of him was one who could rival the gods.

Zaryusu staggered up, and prostrated himself before Ainz. Crusch also frantically knelt down in the same fashion.

“Supreme One.”

He thought the eyes looking down at him seemed a little troubled, but Zaryusu decided that he was just mistaken.

“I pledge my life to you.”

“Very well. What do you wish for? I will grant it to you in the name of Ainz Ooal Gown.”

“Please grant prosperity to the lizardmen.”

“That is only natural, of course I will guarantee the prosperity of all those who come under my dominion.”

“My gratitude.”

“Good. Is your speech still not clear? Rest for a bit and you will get used to it. Rest for now. Afterwards there are various things which will have to be dealt with. The first thing would be the defence of this village that is under my dominion… for the details, discuss it with Cocytus.”

Ainz left after he finished saying this. However, before that, there was something which Zaryusu had to do, and had to do right now.

“Please wait. What about Zenberu and older brother?”

“Their corpses should be around the area.”

Ainz, who was just about planning to leave with Aura, stopped casually gestured with his jaw in to the outside of the village.

“Can you please revive them?”

“... Hmm… I don’t see any benefit in doing so.”

“Then why me? Zenberu and older brother are very powerful. They will definitely be useful.”

Ainz scrutinised Zaryusu, then shrugged his shoulders.

“I will consider it… preserve the two corpses well. I will consider it later.”

After speaking, Ainz dusted his robe as he left. Aura could be heard saying as she walked by his side “That hydra is so cute ne~”, and her voice faded into the distance and eventually disappeared.

Zaryusu finally stopped collapsing and relaxed.

“I made it through alive… or rather, I revived…”

He did not know what kind of rule would await them in the future. However since lizardmen’s usefulness left an impression, it shouldn’t be too bad.

“Crusch, older brother—”

“Never mind about that. Worry about it later. For now just rest well and clear your fatigue. It will be fine, I can carry you.”

“Ah… thank you.”

Zaryusu closed his eyes and lied down. Just like in those days where he had overworked his body, he was eager to rest, and fell asleep once his eyes were closed.

Once again Zaryusu felt the touch of gentle hands stroking his body back and forth as his consciousness slipped back into the darkness.






103 comments:

  1. holy, Zenberu looks like a freaking aligator!
    arigatou translators sama

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    1. He looks like Renekton xD

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    2. Yeah...that's what I was thinking

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  2. Thanks for translating this series!

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  3. and thus ainz obtained his own tamagotchi's to raise

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    1. But it's Cocytus's :v

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    2. Ainz just lending it to Cocytus to play because he doesn't like grinding (like you lend your games to your nephew to grind/farm)

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  4. Im assuming that one day Ainz will change their class to dragons or something?

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    1. I don't think they need to do that. They already have Sebas as a draconian if I remember correctly.

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    2. Wow! Really? Damn, that sounds cool

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    3. But Ainz mentions earlier that he will change someone class in the future and that it was possible to turn someone to an angel

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    4. Crusch would match angel, she's already covered in white armor (scales)

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    5. I think that instead of Crusch becoming the angel, her and Zaryusu's child will become an angel or at least some mighty asset

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    6. Or Ainz could turn Rororo into a Draconian, cause he wants to be a humanoid like Zaryusu and i don't think that Ainz would turn someone into a Lizardman if he could turn him into a Draconian.

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    7. Sorry for breaking your delusion, but "draconian" that describes Sebas is: Draconian is an adjective meaning great severity, that derives from Draco, an Athenian law scribe under whom small offenses had heavy punishments. (From wikiapedia)

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    8. Well,upgrading the lizard man to dragon man may noy be a bad idea,I mean,ainz will get a whole army of dragons y'know

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    9. No, on the raws it says literally 'dragon man' when Shalltear says that to Sebas.

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  5. Thank you very much. *Prostrating one self position infront off screen

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  6. Zenberu looks like killer crock from batman...

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    1. He looks like a dragonkin from the 6th floor

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  7. Ruling with reverence instead of fear makes for a decent zealot army. Got resurrection as rewards too.
    Thanks for the chapter.

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    1. Now the seed of the army of nazarick cultist is starting

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  8. thanks for the chapter.

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  9. Many thanks for this weeks chapters!

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  10. crusch looks like agumon...
    Thank you for the translation!

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  11. Thank you so very much for your brilliance!!!!

    <3 <3 <3

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  12. thanks for the hard work

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  13. Thanks a lot for the chapter, keep up the good work :)

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  14. haha A good chapter indeed, are you going to finish this volume before the anime comes out.

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    1. I'm not the author or translator, nut epilogue means the end of the volume "Named Anonymous" AKA volume is finished.

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    2. Correct, volume 4 is finished. Volume 5 prologue will be what comes out next I believe. Of course, the anime will air before the next LN chapter.

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  15. ''Zaryusu felt a gentle sensation covering his entire body. A hand which wanted to pull him out from the abyss, but Zaryusu brushed it aside.''
    Does that mean if he keep brushed the hand aside he won't be resurrect?Like refuse to be resurrected or something like that.

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    1. Yup

      Spoiler: Gazef refused to be resurrected when he died in the future chapters.

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    2. that isn't confirm yet. he might have told them not to revive him if he died.

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    3. What's the point of spoiling it for us when we wouldn't understand what you just said -.-

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  16. What's going to happen to Zaryusu brother? Is he going to stay dead or dose aiz actually resurrect him later? Thanks for the translation by the way.

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    1. I was wondering the exact thing, does someone knows?

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    2. don't know but you have to wait till volume 8, it's about Nazarick daily life.

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    3. If you don't mind spoilers... yes they do get revived.

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  17. All hail Ainz Ooal Gown.

    All hail the translators.

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  18. Thanks for translating

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  19. Thanks for the chapter !

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  20. (Although as he looked downwards he saw something that seemed a little troubled but Zaryusu decided that it was just an illusion.) what did he see

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    1. Maybe it was Rororo? He must have been worried about Zaryusu. Also, Aura did comment “That hydra is so cute ne~”.

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    2. you guys are terrible at reading novels. Ainz was kinda trouble when zaryusu start acting so humble.......

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    3. or it could be the cute human chair.hahahahaha

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  21. Although Zaryusu did not know, it was a resurrection wand, the item which revived Zaryusu. Only faith based magic caster could use items imbued with faith based magic. However, faith based magic item were an exception in this system and could be used.

    => Although Zaryusu did not know, it was a resurrection wand, the item which revived Zaryusu. Only faith based magic caster could use items imbued with faith based magic. However, this magic item was an exception to this faith based system and could be used.

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  22. Thanks Thanks Thanks Thanks Thanks

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  23. And here I thought these prominent lizardmen had been lv50-something. It turned out they weren't even lv20 yet o_O no wonder Cocytus had such an easy time with them... wait no, wtf was he doing bullying the weak with an overkill weapon like that. Use a wooden stick or sumthin'.

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    1. He used his most precious weapon to fight with respect to his opponents. Using a stick is an insult to their "warrior spirit".

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    2. Yep.

      Still killed them off all nicely.

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    3. How could they get such accurate character charts? They aren't npc's, I'd understand if they were estimates like the hamster but they have race and job lvls

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    4. They get a chart if they submit to ainz,maybe?

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  24. Thanks für translating such a wall of text, that's really amazing. Just wanted to let you know, 1 or 2 days before the appointed overlord release date I already open up your homepage being excited.

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  25. awww yeah more overlord
    thanks for translation

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  26. god this series too good. The anime won't do this justice... ima cry.

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    1. ....so true
      at least it could have been 24 ep
      how many scenes 're gonna get butchered....TJT

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    2. The manga version is already very bad, and I don't think the anime version is gonna be better :/

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    3. The anime is going to be way better than this, especially because we understand all the exposition and can see it play out fluently. We know all the things that will be unexplained. Nahahahah. + Half of the exposition can be conveyed visually. And on top of all of that who wouldnt want to see The lord of death in glorious animation. + These epic fights.

      You guys have a pretty grim vision ;p

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  27. Dude I'd bet my used pants that Zenberu guy ain't no lizard. He's a crocodile!

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  28. Got some Gator skin belts, shoes, jackets and hats for sale....Love the TL keep em coming

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  29. Thanks for the translation, really appreciate the effort you guys put in! :D

    Ahhhhhh damnit all! Anime will only be 13 eps long... hopefully it'll be well received by Japanese viewers, that way a 2nd season would all but be guaranteed.

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    1. are you fking serious? fk them omg.

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    2. and that 13 eps include this lizardmen arc and another arc after it....I think...since I saw it in the opening....cocytus facing off against the lizardmen and an unrecognized group of human

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    3. nope i think thos 13 episodes will be the last chapter of volume 3.. didn't you see the opening theme the last one they sneek a peek was Shalltear fighting with Ainz..

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  30. Thanks for the chapter

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  31. I suggest using Zalgo text generator for Victim http://www.eeemo.net/
    Í ̸̶̶̵͝s̀͟u̶̧͟g͏̢ǵ̷͡҉e҉̴s̵̷̸t͘͏͝ ̶̀͢͜u̴s̶̷͠í̴̷̀͠n̨͠ǵ͟͠ ͘͏҉҉Z̕͘a̶̴̧͞͞l͏̢҉̡͞ǵ̴̷͟͏ó̶̷̵̵ ̴̴́t̢̧̧͞e̕͘x̸̧̨͘͏t͟͟͝ ̛͜͝͡g̴̢̛ȩn̶̶͝͠e̸̸̡͞ŗ̷̢̢a̷͟t̶́͢o̴͘͜͏̶r̵͏̶ ̸̴͢͞f̕͘҉o̴̴̢r̴͜ ̢͢V͝i̶̢͜c͏̶t̨̛͜͡į̕͜͡m̛ ̨͘͢͠ḩ̨͡҉ţ̨͠ţ̸̕͠p̡̨͢͞:͟҉̀/̷̨͟͠/҉̵̀ẃ͜͞w̵̡͏ẃ̶̢̧.̴̨͏ȩ̶̛͘e̴̶̴ȩ͞ḿ̶o̢̕͝.̷́ǹ̴̢e̷̛̛҉t́͟/̷̧̛
    And thanks for the chapter.

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    1. Noo it's much better the way they are doing it right now

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  33. the cd bonus will be trancribed and posted here as well? I heard that the "forest spirit" that was mentioned in the chapter 1 part 3 only appear in the cd drama/Volume 4 Special Edition so I would like to see it too

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  34. WAIT...DID I SEE IT RIGHT??? THE OVERLORD TRANSLATION GO FROM 18 JULY TO SATURDAY...IS THAT MEAN THIS SATURDAY??OMG...PLEASE DON'T MAKE MY HEART RACE LIKE THIS....WHICH SATURDAY IS THIS??

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    1. all hail our korean translator-sama, may he confer upon us permission to release this saturday (and twiddle our fingers in hope that the editors' coffee keeps on flowing until saturday)

      *heads to the editing file to read ahead of the release trololol*

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  35. Couldn't find my original post so thought I'd post here. Made my own .epub versions for Overlord, hope you guys don't mind. Thanks for working on this series!

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3cQTLkbfpYCfjFHRlRBaFB2N2ZmS2U1d3V2dlZVYm96am9nb1hjSDZ6eWJYa0RuMXIweU0

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    1. Hi thanks for the tl. Is there a place to get the pdf's for all four volumes?

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    2. If you download the sigil program you can convert between .epub/.mobi/.pdf files.

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    3. Ahh yes thanks. Could make one for volume 4 as well?

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  36. Thanks for the tl. Is there anywhere to get the pdf's?

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  37. my deepest sincerely for the translations

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  38. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bmix7ribhm6gpft/AACNzXmvz71djRHYhi9bBz1Ta?dl=0


    Quickly did it on iPad ebub vol 4 overlord

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  39. Overlord Volume 8 should be translated before volume 5. The events of volume 8 take place just before volume 5 so to keep the flow of the story going smoothly that should be the order.

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    1. @Skythewood you are not just awesome but hilarious XD

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    2. There's a reason you watch Star War before knowing Dark Vader is Luke's father, dipshit

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  40. I forget, did they say that wands only had a specific number of uses or that they just had to be charged with magic?

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    1. It depends on the wand. For example Ainz's guild's wand has limited uses per day but other than that it's unlimited.

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  41. Thanks so much for the hard work!

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  42. just want to share
    https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B40NLFuA0NTMfjNzYVItb2xHYUdLT0NsS3hBdkFOdnUyR25Pa3gwU29qbWJ6QlczSDQzeFU&usp=sharing

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    1. Aww, just when I thought I found a PDF, i can't download it >.<
      Thanks Though!

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  43. Many thanks for the translation !

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  44. THANKS THANKS THANKS!!!

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  45. Possible fix?
    "Zaryusu staggered up, and prostrate in front of Ainz"
    => Zaryusu staggered up, and (prostrated himself) in front of Ainz

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    1. Same guy as above, found some more possible fixes:

      I have no problems doing it by myself easily.
      Fix: I have no problems doing it easily by myself.

      “Their corpses should be around the area”
      Fix: add a period.

      Aura could be heard saying as she walked by his side spoke “That hydra is so cute ne~”
      Fix: remove "spoke" redundant. add a comma before "that hydra is so cute ne~"

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    2. I apologize if this is getting on your nerves but there's an extra space in the sentence:

      walked by his side( )“That hydra is so cute ne~”

      I'm a perfectionist. (pls don't get mad~)

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