Saturday, September 26, 2015

Overlord Volume 7 Intermission

Translator: Zack Tan and Skythewood
Editors/Proofreaders: Ferro, Namo-Namo, JcqC, Nigel, Rockgollem, NoirX




Sensing the sudden change in air movement from his nose, the dragon Tsaindoruks Vaision who had the alias ‘Platinum Dragon Lord’ stirred from his shallow slumber. The emotions he felt after waking were mostly of surprise. Maybe startled would be a better description.


Dragons possessed keen senses that far surpassed those of humans. If their opponents tried to deceive them with invisibility or illusions, dragons would still be able to detect them even from a surprising distance. This was true even when they slept.


As a lord amongst dragons, his perceptive abilities were far better than normal dragons. Hence, anyone who wanted to sneak up to him had to be exceptionally skilled.


Despite his long lifespan, he only knew a handful of people who could pull this off. First would be the dragon lords who were his equals, followed by the assassin Izania of the thirteen heroes, who had passed on from this world. Next would be―


Feeling the presence of the person that just came to his mind, Tsaindoruks Vaision―nicknamed Tsar―twisted his mouth and opened his eyes slowly.


Even in the dark, a dragon’s eyes could see as if it was day.


The presence he felt before him was an elderly human with a flashy sword at her waist, standing out in the open with no intention to hide. She had managed to reach this point without being detected by the keen senses of a dragon―a pure and innocent smile of someone who managed to pull off a prank could be seen on her wrinkled face.


“It’s been so long since we last met.”


Tsar didn’t respond as he stared at the old lady.


Her head of white hair was a testament to her advanced years. However, her face had the vitality of a mischievous child, which did not match her age. She had gotten thinner and frailer as she grew older, but her heart remained the same.


While Tsar was comparing her current appearance with the one in his memories, the eyebrow of the elderly lady twitched to a dangerous angle.


“What? Did you forgot how to greet an old friend? Huh, so even dragons grow senile with age.”


Showing his teeth, Tsar answered with a gentle laugh.


“My bad. I was too touched from seeing a friend after such a long time. That’s why I reacted so slowly.”


In response to the gentle voice no one would expect from such a colossal body, the old lady’s reply was sarcastic, just as Tsar predicted.


“Friend? That empty suit of armour over there is my friend… It’s all beaten up.”


Long ago, when Tsar journeyed together with the old lady and the others, he did so by controlling that armour from afar. Because of this, when his true identity was revealed, he earned the ire of his comrades. It seemed that even now, the score hadn’t been settled yet, since this subject was mentioned again and again.


On one hand, he wished that she would finally put this matter to rest, but on the other hand he was also glad to reminisce about it.


Tsar smiled wryly at their usual exchange and looked at the finger of the old lady.


“Oh? That ring is gone, what happened? I can’t imagine anyone taking it from you… But it is still an item that exceed the realms of humanity. It must not fall into the wrong hands. Especially the Slane Theocracy or the likes of the Black Scripture.”


“Trying to change the subject? But what sharp eyes you have, so this is the fabled dragons’ sensitivity for treasure… Never mind. I handed it over to the young ones, so be at ease.”


An item like that couldn’t just be handed off to someone else on a whim.


It was something that had been made with wild magic. Now, with the powers of magic tainted and twisted, it would be very difficult to create something like that again. His question also bore the feelings of one of the few who could still use wild magic.


However, his friend could be trusted.


“Is that so. If that is your decision, then so be it… By the way, there are rumours that you have retired from being an adventurer? Did you come here to work?”


“That’s impossible. I’m here to visit as a friend. I retired from adventuring and what not. Don’t make this old woman work anymore. My job had been inherited by the crybaby.”


“Crybaby?” Tsar pondered momentarily and remembered. “You mean her?”


Reading the slight emotion in Tsar’s tone, the old lady confirmed it.


“Yes, that little girl Inberun.”


“Ah―” Tsar made a sound as if he was stunned. “I think you are the only one who calls her a little girl.”


“Really? Is that something you should say? I’m about the same age as that child. You are much older right?”


“Well, that might be so… But, you actually convinced that kid to be an adventurer huh? What did you do?”


“Hah. That crybaby kept nagging and complaining, so I told her I will do whatever she wants if she can beat me. And so, I gave her a good thrashing!”


Kakaka, the old lady laughed from the bottom of her heart.


“You are the only human who can beat that kid…”


Tsar shook his head as he spoke with a voice that would make any human break out in a cold sweat. He reminisced about the time he fought against the Demon Gods with the friends he parted ways with. Especially the face of his comrade that performed superbly during the fight with the Demon God of Insects.


“Well, the other party mates will help too. And she knows about undead and the way to defeat them. Even if she loses in terms of pure power, the weakness of an undead will still be the same. No matter how strong the crybaby gets, there will always be someone stronger. For example, you could easily win against that kid. If you didn’t restrain yourself, you would be the strongest existence, even in this world.”


The elderly lady shifted her gaze towards the platinum armour. She thought he would have given a flippant response, but instead his reply was gravely serious.


“That might not be so, the power that corrupted the world might rise again.”


On the right shoulder of the armour was a hole, as if it had been pierced by a spear.


“... So the tremors have come again after more than a hundred years. This time, it isn’t something that will help the world like leader did.”


“...The chances for it being just an unlucky encounter is high, but I could feel that the nature of that vampire was evil. And what a coincidence it was. Was the sudden encounter a bad luck, or was I lucky to have learned about their presence?”


“Two sides of the same coin, just interpret it however you like. I already asked before, but can’t you ask for assistance from the other dragon lords?”


“My answer is the same. It is difficult. To be frank, the ones who survived thus far are the ones who did not fight the Eight Greed Kings back then. And they are the likes of Heavenly Dragon Lord that kept flying around in the sky or Deep Darkness Dragon Lord, who knows what he is doing, holing up in that giant cave underground. I can’t imagine these guys lending us aid.”


“I see. However, there is Brightness Dragon Lord, who mingles with humans while making babies. So we might be able to persuade him, right?”


“... Maybe. But my personal opinion is that the chance of waking ‘her’ who is sleeping at the deepest level of the sea city would be higher.”


“Are you waiting for that while you dream? If leader left all his knowledge behind, there would be less trouble. It’s a shame he died so early.”


“That couldn’t be helped. He was shocked after killing one of the companions who came with him. It was understandable for him to reject resurrection. Back then, weren’t you shocked as well, Rigrit?”


The old lady looked into the distance, nodding slowly with a pained expression.


“Yes, ah… that is… so.”


“Rigrit, I feel bad about asking this of you even though you are no longer an adventurer, but can you listen to my request?”


“What is it? I have a hunch, but let’s hear it anyway.”


There was a sword in Tsar’s line of sight. It was a sword that was not suitable for slashing. However, it’s sharpness was beyond anything in this world, an item that was impossible to craft with modern magic.


This sword―one of the eight weapons left behind by the Eight Greed Kings―was the reason why Tsar couldn’t leave this place.

“This is something I had been doing all this while, but I hope for your assistance. I beseech you to collect information about items that can match that guild weapon-sword over there. Or special items like the Reinforced Armour owned by the Kingdom’s adamantite-ranked adventurers, Red Drop.”


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69 comments:

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    1. Sifa finally got first place! Woot!

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    2. Good job i have always seen you fail but now you deserve it at the least once!

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    3. Wao, why are you are so fast in both this chapter and the epilogue! XD

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    4. Zack I'm confuse, your previous translation made more sense because it used the words players and Yddrasil? So is this one actually more correct or something? The previous one made more sense somehow lol

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    5. Both are correct, it's just that aside from the names here, just some of the words are made more exaggerated, localised and even more profound than what it actually is.

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    6. You're such a faggot Silva, go kill yourself dweb. Apart from here, you're just an overweight otaku trash.

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    1. NuoOOOO!!!!

      Third... *cries in a corner*

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    2. Hahha to bad meat bun, sifa-nee first~

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  3. A shout out to the entire team!

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  4. It's missing more than half the intermission

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  5. It is missing some parts. The wiki have more on it.

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    1. If you're counting random notes inserted by the translator then yes, the wiki has more on it.

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    2. When I published it the first time, it was missing about half the text. Fixed it already.

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    3. lol, I really thought it was the TL notes, lol. XD

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    4. Nekokoko from Overlord Wikia here,
      It is nice to see a new version of Zack Tan's translation on Skythewood's blogspot! I dropped my favourite mug when i saw only half of it posted. But thanks for amending it Sky and the team!
      ALL HAIL AINZ OOAL GOWN!!!

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  6. I think I liked it better when PDL's name was "Chaindorks" XD

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  7. They change it a lot. I like it

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  8. thank you to all Translator: Zack Tan and Skythewood
    i about to read it so existed plz keep translating till volume 9

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  9. Thanks to the translation team.

    Lots of new information. People who know about players and they actually realized new players have come. Confirmation that the leader of the 13 heroes and at least one other were players. Confirmation the Eight Greed Kings were players and they left behind a guild weapon. I'm pretty sure that "crybaby" is EvilEye. I'm interested to learn more about that ring.

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    1. Actually, I think the "other one" that one of the 13 heroes (the player) killed is actually the Demon God. He was also a player and that's why he appeared suddenly destroyed a lot of kingdoms of any race without much resistance, like an overwelming calamity. And that would explain why the hero killed him.

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    2. It should be a NPC instead a player

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  10. “Yes, that little girl Inberun.”

    Is Inberun Evileye? Is the original text Inberun or Evileye?

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    1. I think Inberun is Evileye's real name or the name she used when she was with them.

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  11. Thank you to the tranalator teams.

    Just one question. Anyone know, did PDL really fought with Shealtear when ahe was braincontrolled. It was stated that the armour had hole on it. If PDL did, then does that mean Shealtear is stronger or maybe?

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    1. The armor was beaten up while Shalltear did not appear damaged when Ainz saw her. She did put on her battle armor and PDL did manage to get away. My guess is Shalltear is stronger than he was willing to do at that point. As for his true strength, who knows...

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    2. Thanks for the reply.

      I just recalled that they were a couple of people that actually encountered and fight with Shaltear when she was braincontrol. Wonder when will the story about that will be told. Including PDL even the captain of Black Scripture have an encountered with her.

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    3. Hard to say. PDL fought Shalltear via remote and only with his armor. The average level guess for a Dragon lord though is something like 80-85 so at max PDL is the strongest though.

      Evileye also mentioned that Demiurge gives off a similar style of power but that it's so massive she can't read which is stronger. So they are comparable at least.

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  12. I want to hear some good news now, please become allies with Ainz...lol

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    1. Fuck that. It's about time some people showed up that can last longer than 5 seconds in a fight Ainz or his guardians.

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    2. Y. 5 seconds if they play around a bit.

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  13. “Rigrit, I feel ''back'' about asking this of you even though you are no longer an adventurer, but can you listen to my request?”

    ''bad''

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  14. C-c-c-c-combo breaker!! Thank you for the triple update!

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  15. Wow, thanks I want to throw more beer money at you

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  16. “... So the tremors have come again after more than a hundred years. This time, it isn’t something that will help the world like leader did.”
    -Tremors accompany coming of a player or a guild. Game players or guilds have been brought to current before. The 'leader' here is a player who was actually a good guy and able to wield a sword. The 'leader' led Tsar, old lady Rigrit, and a couple of other people from this world.
    “That couldn’t be helped. He was shocked after killing one of the companions who came with him. It was understandable for him to reject resurrection. Back then, weren’t you shocked as well, Rigrit?”
    -Leader retained human feelings unlike Momonga, telling something about his game class.
    “That might not be so, the power that corrupted the world might rise again.”
    -Tsar who can be called 'strongest' in existence is unsure of that status. "The power that corrupted the world" may mean the Eight Greed Kings were players. Possibly meaning, the leader who died young came with the Eight Greed Kings and broke off from them.
    "This sword―one of the eight weapons left behind by the Eight Greed Kings―was the reason why Tsar couldn’t leave this place.:"
    - A guild-weapon sword owned by the Eight Greed Kings is now in Tsar's possession. "Special items" being used by non-players were taken from Eight Greed Kings.
    Ainz's paranoia of unknown threats are brought to light to be well-founded. World class-items are owned.
    “This is something I had been doing all this while, but I hope for your assistance. I beseech you to collect information about items that can match that guild weapon-sword over there. Or special items like the Reinforced Armour owned by the Kingdom’s adamantite-ranked adventurers, Red Drop.”
    - In response to Nazarick's unintended plan for world domination, Tsar with his extraordinary senses for danger starts to move as well. Though with limited knowledge and plans.

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    1. I'm pretty sure the power that corrupted the world is referring to Yggdrasil in general. As far as PDL knows Players are extradimensional beings that dropped a payload of their own magic system and ideas on top of the world.

      I also doubt the idea of the player being from the Greed kings. The greed kings where too powerful even one of them would have destroyed all the Demon gods. They could crush the dragons in their prime. So it was likely a level 50-60 mid level player if he had challenge here.

      The guild item also probably isn't a world Class. Though there is world class items around.

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    2. I THINK THE EIGHT KINGS WERE PLAYERS FROM THE SAME GUILD AT FIRST THEY FIGHT TOGETHER AS COMRADES THEY WANTED TO CONTROL THE WORLD IN THE END THEY REACHED THEIR OBJECTIFS BUT THEIR GREED MADE THEM FIGHT EACH OTHER I THINK THE GARDIANS OF THE CAPITAL IN THE AIR ARE THE NPC OF THEIR GUILD

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    3. I think so too. That city in the air must be their guild's base/stronghold.

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    4. Players appear in the new world in different time periods pdl has been involved with world events for a long time and has an idea of the major effects of this I was wondering if he is npc from the game world most of the dragon lords are seen as legendary stronger than normal an godlike although they don't have game official ranking but because he calls the weapon a guild weapon and is so passionate about its protection and also he know about other possible guild bases marine city, floating castles he talks about another dragon making babies these descendants also carry wild magic what is (wild magic really)

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  17. SO SHE IS THE ONE WHO TRIED CONTROL SHALTEAR AND MAKE TROUBLES FOR AINZ IF AINZ FIND HER HE WILL REALLY KILL HER ALSO I THINK AINZ HAS EQUIPEMENT THAT ARE ON PARS WITH EIGHT KINGS ONES

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    1. the one who controlled Shaltear is the granny from black scripture not the granny from 13 heroes.

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    2. yeah..her name kaire....f*ck you sky! Don't change the name that already good for our ear just because your unnecessary pride as translators!!!!

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  18. LOL.
    What the heck is happening in that artwork at the top?
    Ainz is yelling something about 2 million?

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  19. LOL.
    What the heck is happening in that artwork at the top?
    Ainz is yelling something about 2 million?

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    1. Probably a fuck yeah 2 million sales marker.

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  20. Cool - Aura already has two dragon pets, but i'm sure she's willing to take another.

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    https://www.change.org/p/e-info-madhouse-co-jp-we-all-ask-you-to-create-the-second-series-of-overlord-you-create-it-we-buy-agreement-reached?recruiter=394678962&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

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