Saturday, December 19, 2015

Genocide Reality Chapter 4

The Town
Translator: Rockgollem
Editors: Vysne, Gingery Klaus, Skythewood
Illustration: Shadowskyexe

“Shinjo-kun, wait! Where are you going? It’s dangerous.”

“Seki, Kumiko, you guys go with everybody else.”

I looked at the stair leading to above ground and silently did a u-turn. I wanted to retrieve the contents of the treasure chests that weren’t opened. I doubted Nanami’s group would share any gems or gold they find, so I needed to get to it before they did.

Seki Midori and Kumiko following me were probably going to be a hindrance, but I’ll let them be for now. Most traps were already activated and we just ran into monsters not too long ago, so I didn’t expect another set of monster to pop out again.

“If you’re going to follow me, do it quietly and stay behind me.”

I picked up a stone and threw it towards an unopened treasure chest. The treasure chest opened with a loud “whoosh” sound. It looked as if some sort of a trap activated, but was actually harmless. Until the third floor, treasure chests had a pattern to it.

Stone bullets, poisonous needles, simply loud noise to scare people and harmless ones. The treasure chest traps only activated from one of eight different directions around the chest, so you could safely disarm the trap by minding your angle and throwing a rock at it.

“Is it alright to open the chest?”
“I wouldn’t be opening it if it wasn’t alright. Now, help me carry this.”

Since I didn’t have a backpack with me, I wouldn’t be able to carry too much, but opening about five chests would suffice for now. I handed gold and gems to Seki and Kumiko after I scrounged inside the chest. They were quick to stuff their pockets with gold. Without more pockets, we couldn’t carry it all.

“Let’s go to the town.”

“Yea….. this is amazing.”

Seki had a stupefied look on his face and Kumiko appeared to be trying her best to hold in her laughter.

Why are you laughing? This isn’t a laughing matter.

…. well, she always did have a strange personality.


Just outside the stairway leading to the surface was “the town”. There was no other way to describe it. In the dungeon of Genocide Reality, this was the only town. It didn’t have a name either, so there was nothing else to call it other than “the town”.

So, the town looks like this from this angle.

I let out a voice of admiration while looking at the bright sunlight passing through the ceiling. It was the beautiful sight of a neat medieval European looking town built with wood and stone.

Nothing looked out of place, but anyone with sharp enough perception would have noticed that something was wrong. This town had no liveliness about it. The town didn’t have a single residence about it.

There were no homes because nobody lived here. All the facilities made for adventurers were automated. It couldn’t be helped because it was an older game, but there were no NPCs.

It was like a Medieval Europe themed amusement park without any staff. It was a real sight to see the town in person, but I was surprised by something else entirely.

Geno-Real was a limited 3D game, so looking up was impossible. So when I looked up to the sky, “that” surprised me.

I thought this place was above ground. But this town was surrounded with high wall that were square like a Go board, and it certainly was not on the surface.

The real surface existed far up above the walls. This town existed on the bottom of a gigantic stone dug in the shape of a pestle and there was a glass ceiling about 5-6 meters above.

I reflexively threw a rock towards the glass ceiling. The unique sound of “Duuuun” from when magic activated in Genocide Reality echoed and the rock bounced back without even scratching the ceiling.

“Wait, Shinjo-kun. What are you doing?”

“I wanted to test out if I could break that glass, but doesn’t seem possible.”

“Does that mean we can’t climb up?”
“Yea, I thought we were saved when we got to the town, but we’re still trapped.”

Right now was time for lunch, but a full moon was up. Or was full moon during lunch the norm in this world? I stared at the bright full moon in the middle of the blue sky.

I couldn’t reach the ceiling, never mind the moon. We were like birds in a cage.

If that glass couldn’t be broken by magic, then leaving this place by climbing up was impossible. Only place that we could go to was the dangerous underground dungeon.

Nanami’s group was discussing something in the middle of the town. Saying “there’s no signal for the cellphones!” just now, shouldn’t it have been obvious long ago? That shaggy hair game maniac was still repeating “This world is a game, a game world!” excitedly over and over again. Though he knew where the town would be, people didn’t seem to fully trust him  yet.

I was looking at him with ever increasing sense of annoyance and silently screamed ‘teach them how to make a health potion already’. He finally started to show how to use magic to make the potions. People seemed to trust that shaggy hair more after seeing the effect of the potions on the wounded.

That was enough for me. I had no intention of slowing down to keep the pace with those slowpokes. I didn’t plan on sticking with Nanami’s group, so it was time to go solo.

Seki was looking up, so I thought he was just looking at the glass separating us from the outside world, but he was staring at the full moon with a face that looked as if he was about to cry. Maybe he was calculating the angles or the slopes of the moon.

I sneaked behind Seki and brandished a rusty knife towards him. Suddenly, the knife was stopped by some sort of invisible wall. As expected, any sort of negative acts were forbidden in the town.

The tests were mostly over.

“Oi, Seki, don’t just stand around dozing off. Let’s go shopping.”

“Ah, wait for me, Shinjo-kun….”

Seki and Kumiko followed behind me. We headed to the General Store. We needed to buy up all the necessary items first.

“Guys, buy a backpack with the money you grabbed. Remember to buy at least 2 flasks to make potions with, though I’m going to buy 10.”

“Can we really use this for ourselves?”

“You guys earned it, you guys keep it. If I need more money, I just need to head down, so use however much you want. If you have leftovers, put them in the backpack. You can also exchange the gems for money in the shop. You can use them as equipment too, so remember not to sell all of it.”

Gems from the dungeons could be used as substitute in place of mana potions. The king of jewelry, diamonds, could be used for any kind of magic when turned into mana source. Red ruby was for mage type magic and blue sapphire was for monk type magic. Green emeralds gave temporary resistance status boost like poison resistance. There was a considerable advantage from just knowing what each gems did.

For topaz… even I, who was one of the three people who wrote a walkthrough for Genocide Reality in Japan, didn’t know its effects. I ran several English websites through a web translator, but there weren’t any mentions there either. Maybe it had a hidden effect, maybe it did nothing after all. Genocide Reality had lots of items that didn’t have any effects to give a sense of realism.

Also, peridot, which was cheaper compared to other gems, temporarily slowed the thirst and hunger gauge from going up. Also, Lapis Lazuli had a temporary intelligence boost. They were easy to get your hands on, so I decided to sell it all except a handful for emergency.

I was going to search the labyrinth, so I bought some ropes and other detection items as extra. The backpacks sold in the General Store were light and durable. Overall weight didn’t change, but it felt much lighter than carrying around things by hands.

“I’m hungry…”

“Say, Shinjo-kun. About that…”

At the end of where Seki was pointing, there was a familiar red sign with a “M” emblem. It was a McBurger. Even in the US, McBurger was popular. This town looked Medieval from a glance, but there were several parodies like this store in Geno-Real.

“I’ll get the “Thank You” set.”

“When’s that even from?”

Well, it couldn't be helped since it was an old game. The counter looked like a typical McBurger, but there weren’t any cashiers. It was just a vending machine that you needed to press the buttons for. I picked the Thank You set, but every combo cost a single coin. I felt they set the price half-assedly, but took my burger, fries and a drink.

“Delicious. It tastes like the old McBurger before the quality started dropping.”

“Shinjo-kun, you should stop pretending like you know how things tasted back then. Plus, it says it’s made with 100% orc meat on the wrapper…”

It tasted like real beef anyways, so I didn’t care much about it. It was all the same in the stomach. I shoved the salty fries into my mouth while sipping away at the iced coffee.

“Well, since we’re in town, let’s go to the inn.”

“Eh? I was thinking more about taking a break (at the love hotel) with Wataru-kun.”

I was talking to Seki, but Kumiko interrupted. She acted like this every time such a topic came up, so I ignored her.

“There’s an inn, so let’s take a break. We need to take a shower too.”

“You’re right.”

Both Seki and I were sticky with orc blood and green goblin blood. I didn’t know if it was because Kumiko used a spear or she’s just agile, but her sailor uniform barely had any stains on it.

She was a girl, but she fought better than I thought. She evaded all the attacks while fighting. Maybe she had an agility based job.

“Well, that’s the inn.”

“Wow- it’s amazing!”

It was a medieval themed town and all the shop had a sign so you could reasonably guess what that store was for. But inside, all the order menus had Japanese written on it, so maybe it was the Japanese translated version.

Geno-Real had minor difference depending on version or language, so I needed to pay attention to that as well.

“It’s like a love hotel.”

Kumiko said something stupid and I almost sprayed out the coffee I was drinking. The medieval themed building with red roof could have looked like a love hotel, but it wasn’t something that a person with common sense would say out loud.

Though I say that, the interior and the way you picked the room from a panel with pictures of the rooms resembled most love hotels. It was the inn’s fault for having that kind of layout, but how did Kumiko know about love hotels?

“Kumiko…. don’t you think you know too much about love hotels? It’s starting to creep me out.”

“What…. I never went in myself. I just saw it on the TV from dramas!!”

She was a slut, so you never knew after all. She pretends to be pure, but what kind of drama was she watching to have love hotels come out of it?

The fact Kumiko claimed she was a virgin every time was questionable, too. The more the girl pretended she was pure, more suspicious they were. If unicorns were in Geno-Real, I could find out easily.

“Well, seems like Royal Suite room can fit 6 people, so just one room would be enough.”

“Eeeh!! Co-ed is dangerous!”

Seki screamed flabbergasted. From the picture, there were 6 separate beds and it should be fine as long as we took turns going into the washroom.

“It’s more perverted to think about that kind of stuff.”

“Uh-uuh… I guess…”

We weren’t tight on money, but it was not good to waste it by getting multiple rooms either. Plus, I wanted to know what the most expensive room looked like on the inside as well.

“Say, Wataru-kun. Can I bring a couple others?”

“Doesn’t matter.”

Even though Seki was here, I didn’t want to get attacked by Kumiko while using the same room. Kumiko was conscious of others so she didn’t turn into a slut while others were watching. It was better to have other people around.

I wondered who Kumiko would bring. She brought the gentle and calm looking big breasted girl, Saeki Ena and short bob cut Tachibana Mio. They introduced themselves back in front of the class…. or rather, Kumiko introduced them. They were all in Class A, so they must be her friends.

Their head hung low and they came over to me for a casual greeting. They didn’t look as healthy as when we first met and had an empty look in their eyes. They had lost their friend through a bloody arrow through the skull. It was natural to be down after seeing your friend die right in front of you.

I hope it didn’t become a trauma.

“Wataru-kun, I want them be able to take a break, too.”

“Of course. Then let’s go in.”

A key came out after I inserted the gold coins into the love hotel-esque panel and pressed the button. I suppose everything else was up to us after this. I wondered about the making of the beds in case of extended stay, but now wasn’t the time to worry about something like that.

Since clicking a button in front of the bed in game was enough to let you rest, I hoped it was something convenient like that.

I went deep inside the hotel and opened Room 30. It was really like a hotel room.

It felt a bit small for a top notch Royal Suite room, but there was cream-coloured carpet that was soft enough to bury your feet. There were 6 beds with clean sheets and snacks and drinks on a large table with six chairs.

I picked up one of the snack. They were carefully crafted bamkintong (cracker made by mashing chestnut and beans) inside a dried persimmon. I overflew with questions like “Was there chestnut and persimmon tree in Geno-Real” or “who made these”. There were so many things that didn’t make sense.

Inside the closet, there were six sets of underwear and night gowns prepared as well. It was top notch for taking a rest. Definitely a suite worth 30 gold coins.

“The building looked small from the outside, but it’s actually pretty nice.”

“Maybe they made the room by digging out the walls, but there’s something else, too.”

For some reason, there was a wide open beach and the sky just outside the window. It was a liberating ocean-view. From the outside, it was a simple inn made of stones. This interior didn’t make sense, so I decided to check something out.

“Wait, Shinjo-kun, what are you doing?”

“Something like this.”

I smacked the window with the battle axe, but only my hands hurt. It wasn’t hard, but it felt futile, like hitting a rock with a sponge. Was this an indestructible object? Maybe the glass on the ceiling was similar to this. Perhaps the ocean was just a projection.

“There’s a faint scent of the ocean.”

“Maybe it’s olfactory hallucination.”

Since it was Fantasy RPG world with magic in it, this kind of layout wasn’t so strange. It was possible for the ocean to be just beyond that window. Whether it was just an illusion or a reality didn’t matter.

What’s important was that we physically couldn’t leave.

I didn’t know about the others, but I didn’t plan on leaving in the first place. I welcomed this confinement. I preferred indoors gaming than outdoors anyways. I just wanted to enjoy this underground dungeon since I had no regrets about the real world.

“Wait, Wataru-kun. Why are you trying to go into the bath first?”

“What. I paid for it.”

“Ladies first, Wataru-kun. Though if you want, we could go in together later.”

Kumiko smiled mischievously while Saeki and Tachibana smiled with visible exhaustion on their face. Their eyes looked blank no matter how many times I looked at them. I didn't care much for Kumiko’s stupid jokes, but the girls did look exhausted. She was putting it jokingly, but was asking me to let them rest first.

“Then you girls take your time. I’ll get you girls some clothes while you girls are in there.”

“Don’t try to peek in while saying an excuse like that. Though it’s ok when it’s just me in there.”

“Yea, yea, keep yapping.”

“Wait, what about me....”

Seki was shirking over in a corner as if he was interrupting something. You could have sat down drinking a tea or something...
“Well, then you want to come shopping with me?”

“Yea, sure!”

I locked the door as I left. It was a luxurious room, but there was no auto-lock feature. It was truly a weird system. I guess it couldn’t be helped since it’s an old game.


  1. Youjo Senki! Youjo Senki! Slave Harem LN is fine too

    1. I'm for more Youjo Senki translations but Slave Harem is just really horrible.

    2. still more fun that this masterpiece

    3. what about Sakurako-san no ashimoto ni wa shitai ga umatte iru?

    4. I'm really sick of seeing this piece of shit begging for Slave Harem translations. Firstly, there's already a wn translation of it and there is practically no difference between the ln and wn so you're practically asking for a second translation of the wn. Secondly, it is probably one of the worst written lns to ever exist. The mc is practically retarded and the girls have as much characterisation and personality as a foorknob, that is to say not alot. The setting is really bad and despite the labyrinth in the name, it has one of the most boring labyrinths I've ever seen. It is all round bad. Lastly, you're just a leecher. Can you just shut up and appreciate what Sky and the team invest their time in without whining like a bitch?

    5. I think doorknobs have more characterization and personality

    6. Youjo Senki!! me2 :)

  2. Will you consider translating another series? I voted for this but I'm regretting my choice now.

  3. *I find everyone bitching annoying, at least before thanks the guys who work hard at this release, and sky-sama with his awesome drawings.

    *This is why i hate humans, thanks translation team for the update, and the awesome drawings.

    1. thank you for appreciating my drawings T^T.. (real tears)

  4. pompadour hair ! wuauw ! make it longer please ! with puffy pants it would be perfect sir !

    1. ehh.. will think about it o_o ..

  5. Thanks guys. The effort you put into this is really amazing, especially the part where you make the art for this wn. Its interesting right now and the whole 'everything seems bullsht' and the mc just being careful is in a good pace. The author could use some more artistic touch to make it more relatable but for now, its an enjoyable read

  6. TY for translating this chapter! You are also getting good with the artwork keep up the great work!

  7. Thanks for the translation, I bet the story will start to pick up once they go back into the dungeon

  8. the MC has just one and only one friend in the world that sticks to him (I don't call the girl his friend)
    and what does he do? he choses him as his target to experiment the "safe zone"..
    yup, stab your friend with a rusting knife and if it will hit he's gonna do what? say sorry? his hand "slipped"? not only cutting but adding to that the dirt and rust on the blade..
    I vote the MC most stupidest of them all!

    1. He had already tested throwing the rock at the glass-ceiling, verifying that magic exists at that place. He's well-versed with Genocide reality (the game) - as seen when you read that he's written a walkthrough to it. There was mention of magical potions being created and taught by that shabby person - potions which were being used on "wounded". In case the stabbing experiment would have gone wrong, the most experienced player (the one actually conducting the experiment as well) would easily have been able to create a magical potion (or used one of the gems they aquired) within a small amount of time. Beside, testing that experiment is recommended in their position (at least because he already has strong indications of the negative-effects nullification in that zone).
      Why? because for instance; you can perform a small raid or survey of the underground area, after which you retreat to the town for healing and safe-being, while the enemies (most likely) would not be able to cause negative effects (such as attacking you). Hence, it's a good and solid place for a frontier/medical center for the players.
      More importantly though, while true that the monsters are dangerous, their intellect so far seems to run on apparant behaviours and hence perhaps an even more dangerous foe would be the other players. After all, players who would want your items could try and kill you outside the town - but as we have verified - not inside the town.

      I can go on forever about the usage/implementation of this experiement and why it was "safe to conduct", but then again, I think I've painted a quite clear picture here.

      And really mate, "Most stupidest"??
      Mate. Really..?

    2. really.. I think you did not understand a thing and tried to excuse his psychopathic behaviour "mate" :)
      The proper action would be informing the person or if he was so sure about himself, he would even do this experiment on himself..
      heck! I'm bewildered he did that experiment on his only friend while there was near a girl whom he detest on normal basis and call names each time
      "Mate", what I'm worried is to have a "friend" of such caliber that he would rather inflict wounds on those closest to him first and where did he even aim from "behind"? back? even if aiming at a hand would be enough to test something like this
      It's like testing how sharp is the blade not by cutting one finger but by aiming at the whole arm or neck
      "mate" I stay my case - the MC is the most stupidest of them all

    3. Did you just do the "MC is the most stupidest" again..?
      The reason I pointed "most stupidest" out earlier, was because "most stupidest" is a combination consisting of two superlatives..

      stupid. stupider. stupidest.
      stupid. more stupid. most stupid.
      Positive. Comparative. Superlative.

      you SHOULD be saying "The MC is the stupidest of them all" or "The Mc is the most stupid (one) of them all"

      Since you've bothered talking about ethics and moral to this degree, I merely found it fair to point that out. Why? Because you can now go on about the degree of ethics there is in annoying the fuck out of others.

      And now to point a few things out with your comment. "I'm bewildered he did that experiment on his only friend while there was near a girl whom he detest on normal basis and call names each time" - Didn't you first argue AGAINST the action from the scratch? And wasn't that girl a lot more popular than his best friend, hence potentially having a lot more fellows watching over her? Walking up and "backstabbing her" or even stabbing her with her consent would cause resentment in the eyes of those who likes her, and since quite the lot do that.. Well... I trust I don't need to continue down this line any further, do I? Not to mention (I'm not sure about this one though, as I read this chapter some time ago and may have forgotten a lot of details) that she was surrounded by her "closer friends", the two from earlier?

      ""Mate", what I'm worried is to have a "friend" of such caliber that he would rather inflict wounds on those closest to him first and where did he even aim from "behind"? back? even if aiming at a hand would be enough to test something like this" - There's nothing saying he's aiming for a vital area, is there? could be the mere side of the back, causing only a smaller flesh wound. And in some games, entities have hitboxes which is closer to the main body than the outer limbs of the entity, hence there could be a small chance that an outstretched arm and hand could be outside the hitbox, resulting in actual success in stabbing it? (of course, I doubt this is the case in a game sophisticated enough to pose as reality to this degree.)

      "The proper action would be informing the person or if he was so sure about himself, he would even do this experiment on himself.."
      There is a chance that there are variables accounted for that nullifies the nullification of the negative effect if it is known - doubt this is the case, since the town seems like an "absolute-protection area". Creating the experiment on himself may also seem as a self-inflicted effect and may thus be enabled. In other words, the game might differentiate between "forced negative effects" and "chosen negative effects".

      And again, if anyone were to know the answers to these uncertainties, it would be the Main Character, since he is well versed in this game.
      - In the newest chapter, this is emphasized even further.

      So, believe what you want, if you hate the main character then that is your choice - but if that is the case, then why do you choose to read about him? If that is the case, then begone from this section of the website and simply stop bothering.
      Makes much more sense, and saves time you would otherwise find "stupid/useless" (saying this as a "most likely" case).

    4. You.. you are a really bored person aren't you? How can someone make an essey about low level story and try so hard to find a very deep meaning inside of it.
      I will repeat myself "most stupidest" and I do so deliberately, even if I knew from the very begining it was not correct to write such. I have done so to convey that his stupidity is more than any and all that is known.
      I will not write two pages of text since you would still not understand because there are hundreds of things he could do differently to simply test his theories.
      And yes, he could test it on himself, simply by asking his friend to try and stab his arm or something. Smiling at that and being right would grant him more charisma but he is just too stupid for anything smart :)
      And I write so "mate" cause I do not know if you are implying I'm your friend or if I'm in sexual relationship with you since I'm not a man ;) You so corret with words are using such dangerous word of double meaning. If you so literate don't get it, read on it's whole deffinition :]

    5. I will understand it, mate, but I will definatley choose to neglect it because of the inferiour reasons you've showcased regarding the matter.
      ..And the fact you mentioned that you were not a man in this context is simply disturbing. Don't get me wrong, I don't mean in regards to being a man or a woman, but rather, I'm intrigued of "why" you would put that there?

      ..Did anyone ask if you were a guy or not? - Well I certainly didn't and I can't see what's been warranting that piece of information either.

      Just one last thing I feel the need to comment about though..
      "How can someone make an essey about low level story and try so hard to find a very deep meaning inside of it."
      1.) Like that (Seriously, asking "how" makes much less sense than asking "why").
      2.) I'm honestly not trying hard here. I'm merely speculating a bit regarding a story I've read. Isn't that quite normal?
      .. Or do you never go into the stuff you read? For instance, history? You just.. "OK, I got the fact, that's it for me. Byyeee" or what?
      Never stopped to ask: "Wonder why he/she did that in the first place?". Naturally, when it comes to history, there's not *that* much point to it, since whatever you come up with, it's already been done in the end and you can't change the past, but that doesn't mean there's lessons to be learnt from it..

      And yes, I am a bored person, but not because I'm reading things on the internet, but rather because I don't.

    6. do understand it, mate, but I also definately choose to neglect it*
      not any lessons*

  9. I think the guys that voted for this just trolled the translators. After overlord finished they just left this site. If not for gifting and the hope for youjo senki I wouldn't be here eighter.

    1. Youji Senki will be translated in 2016 but not sure of the date... also its just you guys compare this to Overlord becuz of the release date....

    2. I mean.. I assume you guys are translating what people want to read? I'm sure if you guys polled people now, almost no one would vote for this at the moment, even if Youjo Senki wasn't the alternative.

      I do appreciate all the work you guys put in, though. Also, your drawings are the highlights of these.

  10. I appreciate all you guys do and tbh if I was in a better better financial situation I'd be trying to find a way to throw some money at you, however personally I don't find this story enjoyable, hope you guys work on youjo senki eventually I've heard its hard to translate but I'm sure people would be willing to wait longer for each chapter if you were doing that instead of this

  11. Im one of those overlord fans here and tbh I think the story is getting more and more interesting

  12. I vote youji senki. Only here for the drawing. But thanks for everything though

  13. Reading all these negative comments, it remind me of how I had hoped you guys would translated a chapter for each LN from the poll instead of simple synopsis.

    I didn't voted back then due to lack of it.

  14. Thank you for the amazing job, both at the translation and at the pictures (you sure they aren't from the original source?, they are really good!) please keep this up, I really like this series

  15. Hey thanks so much for translating this awesome series. Also the people who are acting like spoiled children and complaining about this series should go jump in a fire. Have a great day.

  16. Thanks for the chapter guys! So far I'm enjoying this but I really hope the MC changes soon. He's kinda a dickhead right now.

  17. Dont really like this ln and regret voting for it over youji senki but thanks for putting in the effort to translate as your translations are always extremely well done.