Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Knight's & Magic Volume 3 Chapter 28

Descent of the Fierce God (Kishin)
Translator: Skythewood
Editor: Darkdhaos, alkin
The sun had just risen and the air was just warming up when a Tzendrinble galloped along the Fremmevira Highway, heading towards the base of the Silver Phoenix Knights— Olvecius Fort. The body that emulated a horse ran with powerful strides, reaching its destination in no time.
A Tzendrinble entered the hangar occupied with rows of Kardatolle and other Tzendrinble with practiced movement. After waving at the craftsmen and Knights scrambling around its feet, it moved to the side and adopted a resting position.
A boy and a girl leapt off the pilot seats, they were the twins Chid and Ady. They reside in their home in Laihiala Academy City, and used the Tzendrinble as their transport vehicle. That might be the personal machine assigned to them, but seeing how no one seemed to mind them using the equipment of the Knight Order as their personal transportation, the Silver Phoenix Knights was rather lax in discipline.
Chid and Ady peered into the workshop attached to the hangar, finding it filled with sounds of hammers and yells as usual. As the work continued, the twins found the Boss and ran over.
“Boss— Morning! Is Eru at the same place?”
“Oh, the boy is at the usual place, doing god knows what.”
The boss pointed to a corner of the workshop. When she heard that, Ady looked as if she expected that answer and sighed with her arms folded.
“Really, Eru keeps staying here and refusing to go home. His mum said that she is lonely because she doesn't see him much! Say something to him, too, Boss!”
“Sorry, but I don’t want to do that. Just bear with it until he is done with that.”
The Boss answered frankly with his arms folded, but the content was cold. Ady shift her focus to what the Boss was referring to.
It was a Silhouette Knight that was being developed. As it was being built from scratch, signs of careful processing and repeated testing could be seen everywhere, with a large group of craftsmen working on it. The entire Silver Phoenix Knights were mobilised for this single machine.
The structure of the machine was unique as well. Just by looking at the inner skeleton, the shape was different than normal, and thick metal pipes crawled all over the body. There was a large empty space in the abdomen, seemingly reserved for some large component.
“Eh, that’s true; it’s the new model everybody is looking forward to. Eru isn’t someone who will stop because someone asked him to anyway.”
Chid muttered in resignation, only Ady was adamant on lecturing Eru directly as she ran towards the corner of the workshop.
The Boss watched her go, and returned to his work, yelling at others.
“Hey, Bart boy! Come here! If you connect this pipe to that one, it will be smoother…”
“I know this is important Boss, but you had already changed it ten times!”
Today, Olvecius Fort was filled with screams of joy, too.
In a corner of Olvecius Fort’s workshop, there was a strange room. It was partitioned with simple wooden boards and looked to be haphazard in its erection.
It was spacious, with a shelf full of books flushed against the wall, filled with textbooks about Silhouette Knights, craftsmen and literature related to Silhouette Knights. In the centre was a giant worktable. It was used to draw designs or make adjustments to components, with plenty of smudges and cuts on it.
Outside the room was the sign ‘Knight Commander Office (Temp)’.
Normally, the leader of a Knight Order won’t be assigned to such a makeshift office. It might sound strange, but the sequence of event happened the other way around. It was the Knight Commander who hogged a corner of the workshop to himself, and brought loads of documents in, making a ‘nest’ for himself. In the end, everyone decided to make a room for him.
The Knight Commander Office (Temp) which had such a retarded history was occupied with its owner, Eru, who was hard at work as usual. What was different was the fact that there was another person inside with him.
“... That concludes the report this time. Also, I happened to heard something. In the west, the countries there seemed rather tense, one of the countries is probably going to start something big.”
Slender and tall with a balanced figure. She was a member of the Blue Hawk Knights— Nora. She read the periodic report loudly with a calm attitude. The Knight Commander leaned against the worktable and listened quietly. When he heard the last part, he narrowed his eyes.
“Is this related to the thieves? I am confused, why didn’t they make any other move after that?”
“My apologies, these are just unconfirmed rumours. I thought that I should inform you.”
“I understand. Eh, no matter what, it means I still have time, right? As for that rumour, if the tension gets higher, please report to me.”
“By your command. Well then, allow me to take my leave.”
Nora bowed, turned and left the room. Eru watch her leave, and stared into space thinking about something. But he returned to his work shortly after.
Ady came before the Knight Commander Office (Temp), but didn’t go in straight away. She stopped to take deep breaths and tidied her hair and attire. She let her hair grow out some years ago, and it was already covering her back. Her hair was wavy by nature, and tangled on her way here. She tried straightening her hair in frustration, but gave up after understanding it won’t help. Pulling herself together, she pumped herself her and was about to enter the office.
And she met Nora who was exiting the office face to face. Meeting an unexpected person in an unexpected place made Ady stiffened after taking a step forward. Nora studied her without expression for a moment and leaned close as if to hug her, whispering into her ears:
“It’s fine, don’t worry, I won’t make a move on Sir Ernesti.”

After leaving this soft whisper with Ady, who stood frozen in place, Nora walked away cooly. Ady finally came to her senses after a long while, and entered the Commander Office (Temp) with a smile as brilliant as the sun.
After entering, the first thing she saw was a two and a half metre giant armour painted blue. That was Eru’s personal Silhouette Gear, Motor Beat.
The funny thing was that the bulky motor beat was cramping itself on the work desk, performing precision movements. The machine had five fingers, but the ability of the bulky body to make such accurate movements showed its powerful potential.
As for Eru who was operating it, he wasn’t inside Motor Beat, but seated on a chair focusing on the fingertips of the machine. He held the end of silver nerves on his hands, which was connected to Motor Beat. Sending commands through the silver nerves, Eru was operating Motor Beat from the outside.
The reason he was performing such an interesting technique was because of the object Motor Beat was working on.
Mithril. In order to shape this special metal, it was necessary to work using magic just like the Elves. And of course, no matter how talented Eru was, he was just a human and couldn’t use the technique of the Elves. This however, referred to him not using tools.
The hands on the Silhouette Gear were made from crystal tissue, which was a type of catalyst crystal capable of performing magic. In order words, Eru was able to emulate the Elves by using Silhouette Gears. That was the reason why Eru was staring at the giant armour while working on the metal, requiring great precision.
Ady was already used to such a bizarre scene. She pounced on Eru and hugged him without hesitation.
“Fufufu, Eru! You are working hard today, too! Aunt Tina wants you to come home every now and then!”
“Offtt… Ady, I can’t see if you hug me from the front. I see, mum, she… It’s almost done; I will go back after that.”
Ady pulled a chair to sit beside him, while Eru continued working as if nothing happened.
He had a serious expression. Even for Eru, dealing with ‘Life Song’ while working on the Mithril with Silhouette Gear wasn’t easy. He had to maintain a processing speed close to his limit, concentrating intensely and intentionally slowing down in order to handle the load. This meant he couldn’t work too long on it, and could only progress little by little every day. This job might be frustrating and dull, but Eru enjoyed anything that was related to robots.
“This is an Ether Reactor, right?”
Ady looked at the metal being shaped by the Silhouette Gear in amazement. The fact that Eru was fabricating an Ether Reactor by himself was a secret within the Silver Phoenix Knights. The only ones who know are the twins, company captains and the Boss. As for the other members, they only thought that the Commander was doing something weird again, although they were not wrong about that.
“Yes, this is mine, made by my own hands, a machine core that belongs to me.”
Eru did not stop his hands as he muttered dreamily. Using a Division-level demon beast heart to make an Ether Reactor— with this, it was possible to achieve Eru’s dream. Designs for the frame had already been drafted; the Boss and the others were already working on it. Right now, they should be working in the workshop, too.
“Hmm— Eru who is enjoying himself is so cute~”
As for Ady, she was hugging Eru as usual; she almost couldn’t stop herself from rubbing her cheeks against his. Eru won’t move during his work, and allowed Ady to do as she pleased. Since the day he started working on the Ether Reactor, this scene had become a routine. After enjoying the touch of Eru, she suddenly had a great idea.
“That’s right, Nah Eru, after you finish this, let’s go fight a battle. I will bring Tzen-chan and the chariot out!”
“Good idea. I will need to give it a test right after completing it, I will ask His Majesty for the location of the nest of troublesome demon beasts.”
What an earth shattering invitation to a date. It was hard to imagine that this was the conversation between a young boy and girl, just that the subject themselves were getting excited with the idea and no one was around to retort. By the way, Chid was busy repairing Tzendorg right now.
The only one to who heard this dialogue was Motor Beat, but it just kept working on the Reactor in silence.
Another year has passed; it is now the C.E. 281.
Half a year had passed since shell beasts attacked the hidden ‘home’ of the Elves. Also, since this incident was highly classified, it doesn’t have an official name attached to it like the other incidents. Only the few related personnel referred to it quietly as the shell beast catastrophe.
It was spring in the Fremmevira Kingdom. Lush vegetation grew in the wild and the branches of the trees flourished energetically.
During such a comfortable season, Olvecius Fort was covered in intense heat. Angry roars of instruction arose now and then as the craftsmen busied themselves even more than usual. Something was about to happen.
The heat came from a Silhouette Knight situated in the depths of the workshop.
Covered everywhere by canvas, it was impossible to see the machine. But from the swell of the canvas, it was clear that its shape was rather unique. It was given a lot of room to avoid being hit; even the repair platform had been modified for it. The effort that had been put into this machine was obvious.
“Alright, lower it slowly, slowly, adjust the aim! Great, begin installation!”
The booming voice of the boss could almost shatter the glass in the workshop. A component that was lifted by the chains of a crane was being lowered slowly onto the machine. The back of the machine had a huge swell, making it look queer. When the component was placed inside the opening in the back, the craftsmen near the machine’s shoulders rushed in to begin their work, connecting metal pipes from it to the machine.
“Are the air intake valves done!? Good, start basic engine rev! Hey, connect that Silver nerve, hurry up! Mana output is about to go live!!”
The machine component had the shape of a giant egg— that was the Ether Reactor Eru worked so hard on. It rose up high on the back of the machine; its size was larger than normal Reactors.
Just like Toybox, this machine had multiple Ether Reactors, one in its abdomen, the other on its back. After reviewing causes of past failures, the machine was built from scratch with the installation of two Ether Reactors in mind. It had a weird appearance, but was successful in overcoming the conflicts in structural designs they faced previously.
Shortly after, the sharp noise of the air intake valve screeched in the workshop, far louder than normal Silhouette Knights. That was how amazing a machine installed with an extra large Ether Reactor was— it raised the power output, alongside the screams of the air intake, it became a deafening chorus. All the craftsmen covered their ears in pain.
Suddenly, the noise that was pressuring their eardrums stopped, and was replaced by the clear soothing sound from the machine’s loudhailer:
“Beginning confirmation of the mana supply from main reactor ‘Heart of the King’. Lowering output to minimum, entering dormant state. Switching main Reactor to ‘Crown of the Queen’. Standing up with normal power output.”
That voice belonged to Eru; he was seated inside the cockpit of the machine.
Two Ether Reactors were installed, one large Reactor made from the heart belonging to the Division-level demon beast behemoth, the other midsized reactor made from the heart of the Brigade-level demon beast shell beast queen. Both were made with all the care and effort by Eru, a one of a kind masterpiece in this world.
After receiving the overwhelming mana supply from the Reactor made from the heart of demon beast, the machine awakened. The crystal tissues all over its body started contracting, making music like a wind instrument orchestra.
The first to move was the arms, the four that was connected to the back of the machine where the large Reactor was. Aside from the normal set of limbs, this machine had four additional arms, a monstrosity with a total of six arms. Releasing the chains that were supporting the machine, the astonishingly long arms extended out. Looking carefully, it had five slim fingers as sharp as blades.
Next, the canvas covering the machine slipped off, revealing its true form.
Not only were the arms different, the appearance of the machine itself was also extraordinary. Installing multiple layers of heavy armour was common on other machines, but there was many more on this machine. On top it, there were many designs and components that were never seen before, accentuating its uniqueness.
All the members of the Silver Phoenix Knights stared with bated breath, watching the machine standing up. Among them was Ady who was studying the entire body along with the rest, she suddenly focused on one particular spot. On the head of this strange Silhouette Knight was—
“The face of a man?”
The machine mimicked the face of a human, wearing a mask with growling teeth and intimidating expression.
Normally, the head of the Silhouette Knight was an accessory used to gain vision; a component used to place and protect the eye crystal. Hence, defence was its priority, so it was covered in face armour. Even if there were aesthetic designs, it would only be done to the face armour. The machine was wearing a human mask that didn’t appeared to have the function of armour, and had a helmet on top. The uncanny human face left a frightening impression on Ady.
Eru smiled in the cockpit, or rather, he was laughing, laughing nonstop. His laughter was unending, there wasn’t anything funny; he simply felt overwhelming joy. He had been seeking this for sixteen years, a machine made by him, belonging only to him was right here.
Luckily, he turned off the loudhailer in time, or else his laughter would have been heard outside. He had been like this since just now, rubbing his check and using his hands to touch the places around the cockpit, or staring at the holo monitor happily.
The machine might look strange from the outside, but it was even more bizarre on the inside. Eru’s pilot seat was in the middle, with control stick on both sides. Besides the stick was a mysterious device with orderly buttons on it, like a piano. Of course, Eru had no intention of playing music in the Silhouette Knight. This device was known as a keyboard, an input device that enters commands into computers, just like its counterpart from earth.
Apart from the four additional arms, a bunch of special devices were fixed all over the machine. To control them, normal control accessories weren’t enough, so Eru implemented something he was familiar with from his past life. Not just that, there were multiple mini Magius Engine inside the cockpit, serving as support to collate the huge amount of equipments. With the keyboard and the pilot’s direct control, Eru could finally move this machine that was a coalition of many strange equipments, becoming a flawed machine that couldn’t be controlled by anyone but Eru.
“Happy birthday, my robot, my partner, my—”
The queer appearance of the machine wasn’t without reason. It exists just for Eru anyway. Be it its function or appearance, it was a reflection of his passion.
That was why Eru carved his ‘origin’ into this machine. In other words, the spirit that came from another world, the dreams it couldn’t fulfilled was accomplished in such a manner, there was no other answer than this.
This machine was known as a Silhouette Knight in this world. However, from how it looks, it should definitely be called an ‘armoured samurai’.
“— Ikaruga!”
With a face of an Oni and six arms, the fierce god had descended onto this world.

Surpassing logic and consequences, the representation of power and carnage was shown this very moment.


  1. Replies
    1. Clock says 4 minutes though


    3. it's kind of cool cause i don't have shame (・ω<)

  2. Is this the last chapter of vol. 3?

    1. if you read in chapter 19 in here
      In content pictures, it only 28 chapter (read the kanji number)
      so this is the last chapter for volume 3

    2. u trolling ppl?

  3. thanks for the chapter but i was kinda hoping for how the robot look like

    1. I was curious about the same thing, luckily volume 4 is already up on you can find some of the illustrations there.

    2. Looks like a Gundam to me! MWAHAHAHAHA! Can't wait for the next volume, this is my favorite series you guys are translating at the moment.

      PS: I would love if you peeps would look at translating Rune Troopers.

    3. Well its more break blade than Gundam with the magic, cystal catalyst, the crystal tissue joints and the building of robots.

  4. When I saw the six arms part I was expecting it to be called Asura.

  5. I was so pissed at people always saying first...
    So i came here 15 mins early and watched the release clock...

  6. Thanks for the update.
    Damn i really couldnt contain my excitement reading this. Now i wan read on that duel n everyone's reaction on that oni eru has unleashed into the world

  7. damn can't wait....god like machine "hmm interesting"

    1. Do you mean Deus ex machina ?

    2. as long as it's not Eru Sex Machina

    3. Eru? Sex?


      He's the kind that's going to become an 80 year old virgin. Poor Ady.

    4. i know this is very late but isn't deus ex machina divine intervention?

  8. I'm wondering if ikaruga has about the same size as other mechas,
    I mean, the two cores could power 2 giant beast(even with the standard of SK) condensed into 1 small frame.
    Also, since eru could do it, wouldn't the elves could too? does this mean there are other SK with batallion level core? or, the elves just don't want to waste precious meditating time for such a chore? or, eru just did something none of the elves ever did?
    Also, recollecting the stuff eru has made:
    -shoulder cannon (...thingy)
    -grappling hook
    -electric chain sickle(?)
    -mega crossbow
    -flexible shield
    Yup, ikaruga seems like a monster.

    1. It's the same size as others (around 11 m.)

    2. the elves said they don't do it becuase it is troublesome to use impure items. It is easier to use the pure ore and so they do so.

    3. and since the elves could do it too, that means there are other monster core SK somewhere in the world. but, even the king himself doesn't have it though.
      even if it's troublesome, I'm pretty sure they could spare some time as rarely as whenever a battalion level is defeated.
      but i'm rather excited that eru can fight something on his level later on. Maybe something like eru v.s several battalion level SK

    4. It was explained like this: they don't do it because monster hearts have varying sizes, making the output of the hearts different from one another. This would require them to adjust the script to match the output on each and everyone of the hearts to use them as engines. Mined ones however have a uniform output so they are more suited for mass production. As for why they aren't making unique engines for the king and the like? I think the reason is tied to their self-imposed restriction on modifying existing SK designs. Remember, before Eru came SK development took hundreds of years for a single SK model. A different engine would require a different machine. Another reason may be because they have streamlined the process of mass-producing SK's and part of that involves the elves making the cores. They don't have time to make a unique a script that would only be used on one heart. Remember it being said that engines are the most expensive part of the SK? Imagine how much more it would cost to commission a unique engine, including the cost of all the mass-produced engine they could have made while they attention was on developing a unique one. They can't afford to do it.

  9. Thank you----!
    ....the knight commander's office has an interesting history indeed, ahaha!-cheers for eru's determination- Very good! That date plan, though!woo----eru's masterpiece! So touched for eru, his dream has come true!!-cheers excitedly- yay Ikaruga!!

  10. how long was in in the elf villaige learning

  11. Need Correction on this part pal..

    As for Ady, she was hugging Eru as usual, she almost couldn’t stop "himself" from rubbing her cheeks against his..

    And Thanks for your hard work..


  13. He is ALIVE !!!!
    Thanks for the chapter

  14. Can't wait to see its performance. Maybe this time, it can handle a battalion beast alone with ease.

    Also, Eru's technique in producing the ether reactor can be done by people like him who can directly input commands. Incidentally, the twins learned from him since childhood and they are capable. Not sure about Batson though. Maybe teaching kids from childhood will greatly improve their future; from having better craftsmen to soldiers. Those three are not born OP, but made themselves OP.

    Learning how to control their mana in a form of a game, just like how the three did when they are still kids; running and jumping over the roofs.

  15. i bet his reactors are better than the elves ones of similar size

    1. Probably. His is hand crafted while theirs is mass produced. He was making a work of art while they were focused on production. Theirs is more reliable though, less quirks since they use uniform pure ore while Eru was using unique monster hearts.

  16. All those arms would just get in the way. Unless its a circular layout that allows him to attack all directions at once, but even then, there's a good chance of them obstructing each other.

    I wonder if we'll get a picture of it some time soon?

    1. Next volume cover is Ikagura

    2. hmm I'm sure a few years have gone by and his looks and body doesn't seem to mature at all.

  17. Six arms, six weapons. Six times the mayhem. Thanks for the chapter.

    1. You really should at least be using a 2-armed model. 1 arm just isn't efficient.

  18. Ikaruga pic please


    2. i thought that ikaruga is supposedly with the face of a man...
      why is it in the normal face???

    3. Look properly, it has eyes, teeth and a mouth, unlike normal silhouette knights.

  19. Thank you for the chapter :)


  20. Thanks for the new chapter.

    i just finished make Epub with Sigil for myself, if someone wanti it, here the link

    1. Does anyone have KnM vol 1-2 epub?

  21. I wanted to see the elves reactions to this if by that time they still haven't figure it out that Eru is so different they might consider him as another species.

    Good thing the ruling royal family isn't like your typical noble or eru would be in trouble cause Eru's personal machine is more advance than theirs . They would only request an upgrade .

  22. so short =p

    Thx for the chapter~




  24. "Oh, how about that little boy that we taught before? Are there any news about him?"

    "Yes. From the information we have, it looks like he has succeeded in making an ether reactor."


    "Moreover, there're two ether reactors."


    ".....and not to mention, he made those two alone by himself."


    And that day, there was a heavy silence in Elves city's sacred hall.

  25. PDFs - Vol 1 - Vol 2 - Vol 3

    Thanks for the translation, Sky


    I plan on re-doing vol 1-2 at a future date

    1. I can't access the links you gave :(

    2. Don't copy the ' - Vol 1' part. Ex:

  26. Since Eru named this knight Ikaruga and it has jets I'm very sure this thing can fly.

  27. Hahahhaha you guys should wait for volume 4 it's pure epic when ikaruga fights

  28. You are the best Thank you

  29. :o Knights and Magic isn't on the schedule anymore! Is it break time and rotating to other projects again?

  30. thanks for all the chapters. almost didint read cause it was only at 28 but than i looked and the chapters are so long its really like 100 chapters of something else.
    i might be reading to many webnovels lately but this story seems put together really well. thanks again for these translations

  31. Seriously, Knights and Magic is Epic. I wish it was released more often. ERU ROCKS!

  32. Seriously, Knights and Magic is Epic. I wish it was released more often. ERU ROCKS!

  33. How long do you think that they could make a manga or anime out of this? Can't wait for it to see it all happening

  34. Ikaruga reminds me of General Grievous of star wars

  35. Why did K&M disappear from the release schedule? Is the series canceled again? :(

    1. Because the Chinese version of volume 4 isn't out yet.

    2. has the author put it on hiatus?

  36. I wonder if having a monster core as an ether reactor will cause the machine to have slowly regain a personality and having a posibility of an resonance with the pilot??

  37. Eru should just create a whole OBJECT.

  38. i tried reading the translation of the other guy and i just couldn't I learned my lesson and i just wait for you guys.

  39. I was just wondering: Why didn't eru steam a thin layer of silver onto a silicium plate and engrave it with a sharp needle instead of using mythril? Since he was a programmer in his previous life he should at least know the basics of making micro chips.

    And it would've been another awesome Eru moment if he made the song of life a hundred times smaller than the best elf could.

    1. the other reason to use mithral would be, its shape cant be dented or changed as easily once it was set. meaning there is not chance of a small peice of the song of life being destroyed.

    2. and how would he program it?
      i dont think he can make a computer and an operating system and and compatible software for the knights

  40. Money is needed to purchase the new volume. Money and time.

  41. hey here is the link for volumen 4 its been trasalated