Saturday, July 4, 2015

Overlord Volume 4 Epilogue

Epilogue



A gentle sensation filled his body. It was as though a hand were trying to drag him up through deep water, but Zaryusu shrugged it off. That was because he felt something disgusting from that frightening hand.




After what seemed like an instant and an eternity had passed, he felt the hand reaching for him again. Zaryusu wanted to brush it off once more, but he stopped. That was because he heard a voice coming from beside him, that of the female he loved.


He hesitated.


And hesitated.


And still hesitated.


In this world where time might not have existed at all, Zaryusu waffled, and then, however reluctantly, he reached out to take that hand.


After that, someone pulled him up forcefully, dragging him into a brilliantly white world.


He felt powerless.


He felt like his innards were a sack of mud.


He felt incredibly tired. Even intense physical activity had never left him this exhausted before.


Zaryusu struggled to open his heavy-lidded eyes.


Light stabbed into his field of vision. Lizardmen’s eyes could automatically adjust to ambient lighting, but they could not resist momentary flashes of light. Zaryusu blinked—


“Zaryusu!”


Someone was hugging him tightly.


“Cr-Crusch?”


Logically speaking, he should never have heard that voice again. But that was because he believed that he would never hear that female’s voice again.


As his eyes finally adjusted to the light, he looked on the female who embraced him.


She was the female he loved — Crusch Lulu.


Why? What was going on?


Zaryusu’s heart filled with doubt and unease. His final memory was — his head falling to the marsh. He should have been killed by Cocytus.


Yet, why was he alive? Unless—


“—Crusch, could it be you were killed too?”


“Eh?”


Zaryusu worked his mouth, which felt numb and thus hard to control, and then asked a question.


Yet the answer he received was a baffled look on Crusch’s face. As he saw it, Zaryusu breathed a sigh of relief, because he knew that Crusch was not dead. In that case, why was he still alive?


The voice from beside him supplied a hint.


“Hm… he seems to have come back to life, but his thoughts still seem muddled, and he seems to have lost levels… That being the case, it ought to be roughly the same as it was in YGGDRASIL.”


After realising who had said those words, Zaryusu looked to their source in surprise.


Before him stood the King of Death, a magic caster of extraordinary power.


In his hand was a thirty centimeter long wand, which radiated a holy air that was at odds with the undead monarch who held it. It was a beautiful wand which seemed to have been made of ivory and capped in gold, while its handle was inscribed with runes.


Zaryusu did not know this, but that wand was a Wand of Resurrection, a magic item which had recalled Zaryusu to life. Under normal circumstances, those who could not use clerical magic would not be able to use magic items imbued with cleric-type spells, but magic items of this type were an exception to that rule.


Zaryusu’s gaze wandered, and he realised that he was in the Lizardman Village.


They were in the central square, and many Lizardmen were kneeling in a circle around them. Their unmoving stance displayed their tremendous respect.


“What on earth...?”


It was only natural to kneel when faced with such awesome power. However, it was not just respect he felt from the Lizardmen, but something more intense than that. The Lizardmen did not worship any gods, and strictly speaking, their faith lay in their ancestors.


Now, he sensed something like the reverence for a god from the surrounding Lizardmen.


“Mm, you may leave, Lizardmen. Someone will tell you when you can come into the village again.


Nobody spoke out against that order. More than that, they obeyed without a single sound of protest. The Lizardmen left the village in silence, the only sound being that of their bodies and their splashing across the marsh.


Perhaps their very wills had been shattered after seeing such tremendous power. Granted, that may have also been due to the Lizardman practice of obeying the strong.


In other words, everything was proceeding as Ainz had planned it.


“Aura, are they all gone?”


“Yes, they’ve all left.”


The person who answered was a Dark Elf girl. She had been standing behind Ainz all this time, which was partly why Zaryusu had not noticed her, but the main reason was because of how incredibly quiet she was.


“Really now. Then, Zaryusu Shasha, allow me to congratulate you on your resurrection.”


Resurrection.


It took a while for Zaryusu to parse the meaning of that word. As he realized it, an impulse flowed out from his heart that set his whole body trembling.


Resurrection — does that mean he brought me back to life?


He could not speak. All he could do was make gasping noises.


“What’s wrong? I doubt the Lizardmen despise resurrection, do they? Or have you forgotten how to speak?”


“Ruh-resurrection… you… you can bring the dead back to life…?”
“Exactly. What, you thought I could not raise the dead?”


“Was… was there a great ceremony of revival?”


“Great ceremony? What is that? I am more than sufficient for the task by myself.”


Zaryusu had nothing else to say after hearing that. Resurrection magic was a miracle which could only be performed by those legendary Lizardmen who bore the bloodline of the Dragon Lords.


And he could do it by himself.


Was he a monster? No, that was wrong.


Was he a magic caster of incredible power? No, that was wrong too.


Zaryusu fully understood now.


He led a legendary army, and was accompanied by demons.


In other words — the being before him was nothing less than a god.


Zaryusu shakily rose to his feet and prostrated himself before Ainz. Crusch hurriedly rushed to follow suit.


“Oh Supreme One.”


Zaryusu felt something like confusion in the gaze which looked down upon him, but he assumed that he had been mistaken.


“Please accept my eternal loyalty.”


“Very well. I promise you that in the name of Ainz Ooal Gown.”


“Please grant the Lizardmen prosperity.”


“Is that all? Of course I will guarantee the prosperity of all who serve under my flag.”


“You have my deepest thanks.”


“Come to think of it, you seem to have trouble speaking. After some rest, you ought to get used to it. For now, take time to recover. There are many things which need to be decided, and the most important thing is how to take care of this village… You may contact Cocytus about matters regarding that.”


After saying so, Ainz prepared to leave. However, Zaryusu still had something to ask, a question which needed to be answered right now.


“I pray you will wait, but what of Zenberu and my brother?”


“Their corpses should be nearby.”


Ainz indicated the outside of the village with a jerk of his chin, just as he was about to depart with Aura.


“May I ask you to resurrect them?”


“...Hm… There does not seem to be any benefit in doing so.”


“Then, why did you resurrect me? Zenberu and my brother are strong. They will surely be able to help you.”


Ainz studied Zaryusu, and then shrugged.


“I shall think about it… First, I shall preserve their bodies, and then I shall consider it.”


Ainz’s robe swished as he walked, indicating that the conversation was over. Aura’s voice trailed off as she said, “That Hydra is really cute~”


Zaryusu finally recovered from his prostration, and let his body go slack.


“I escaped with my life… or perhaps I should say that I came back to life.”


He had no idea how they would be ruled in future. However, if they could show how useful the Lizardmen could be, it should not be too bad.


“Crusch, Ani-ja—”


“It’s fine. We’ll worry about that later, all right? For now, you need to rest and recover from your fatigue. It’ll be fine. I can still carry you.”


“Mm… Please do.”


Zaryusu lay down and closed his eyes. The desire to sleep assaulted him, as though he was ready for bed after a long day’s hard labor.


As he savored the gentle sensation stroking him, Zaryusu’s mind sank into the darkness once more.

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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