Saturday, December 26, 2015

Genocide Reality Chapter 5

The Temple and the Rank
Translator: Rockgollem
Editors: Vysne, Gingery Klaus, Skythewood
Illustration: Shadowskyexe

“Let’s drop by the temple for a bit.”

“A temple?”
“Yea, you can find out your job at the temple like the one over there.”

Even if you wanted to buy a gear, it differed depending on your job. Though, for armour there were only leather armours for selection.

“So I just touch this?”

In the middle of the tiny temple made of stone was a large slab of granite. Once Seki touched it, something rippled across the surface of the stone and formed letters.

Seki Midori
Age 16
Job: Priest
Warrior Rank: Newbie
Acrobat Rank: Newbie
Monk Rank: Novice
Mage Rank: Newbie

Seki seemed to be a priest. It was one of lower end jobs, but wasn’t bad either. Since it was easy to train for the Warrior Rank, it was better to start with lots of mana than not. For the weapons, blunt damage weapons like hammer would be perfect for him.

I extended my hand to check as well.

Shinjo Wataru
Age: 16
Job: Middle Fighter
Warrior Rank: Apprentice
Acrobat Rank: Newbie
Monk Rank: Newbie
Mage Rank: Newbie

Middle Fighter for myself. It was a low end job, but not bad in terms of balance. What really worried me was the fact I had zero rank related to magic. I took out a flask and prayed with all my heart while chanting “[Lo Den (Beginner: Stamina)]”. It was the spell to make the simplest recovery potion.

“Phew, lucky.”

There were a couple of drops of brownish water in the flask. I seem to possess a miniscule amount of mana at the least. If I had mana, no matter how little it was, I could use gems to supplement myself while growing my mana pool.

There were occasions where Middle Fighters or Heavy Fighters started out with no mana whatsoever. Compared to that, I was lucky. If you started out with zero mana, there was no other way to raise it up other than by wearing mana-giving gears and levelling it up.

Since those kinds of amulets didn’t exist in the shop, you would generally need to use a mage’s wand, which warriors had no proficiency for, while fighting. It was a pain in the ass to switch gear and wait for mana to recover every time, which would waste huge amount of time at the start.

“Eh, Shinjo-kun, what’s that?”

“Ah, this? It’s recovery magic. If you repeat after what’s written on this scroll, recovery potions will appear inside the flask. What I just made was Stamina Potion. It recovers stamina just like the name implies.”

I gave the scroll I just bought from the General Store to Seki. I actually bought them to just cover my ass and already knew all the spells. Well, it didn’t matter whether I knew all the spells if I didn’t have enough mana. They would fail if I didn’t have sufficient rank in the first place. I would just need to slowly progress forward.

“[Lo Lis (Beginner: Health)]. Whoah! A blue liquid really formed in the flask!”

“Yea, that’s the health potion. You can rank up your mage skills by successfully using magic like that.”

The ranks were: Newbie, Novice, Apprentice, Journeyman, Craftsman, Artisan and Adept and so forth. The rank above Artisan was Master. Master lead to Expert and Lore Master, but it took large amount of time to reach those ranks, so there was no need to explain it for now. If you wanted to just clear the game, levelling your ranks to Expert was enough.

Thus, everything above that was for your own enjoyment. That was what Genocide Reality was like. It was an extremely difficult games with lots of limiting factors, but a warrior could train on mage rankings and be the master of all trades.

So, it was possible for a player to rank up everything about your character to become the ultimate char and do a solo-adventure. No, it should be said it was a game that encouraged solo-adventures.

The genius game creator who made Genocide Reality was the mysterious “Road Knight”. He was the masked creator who loved being alone. He used such a ridiculous nickname and avoided doing any interview.

It’s my personal theory that he made the game so he could go into a cold and damp stony dungeon by himself and play for all eternity. For me, who was so absorbed into Geno-Real that I made a walkthrough website for the game, Road Knight was my idol. I almost felt like I understood him.

In exchange for food and shelter from my parents, I went to schools I didn’t want to go and did things I didn’t want to do. It was an 18 year sentence until graduation from high school. I would endure until I could do things by myself. My only escape was the game.

Now, I was liberated from the gloomy existence of everyday life and had the possibility to spend my life in the game. I was beyond thrilled.

It didn’t matter how or why I was transported here. I was freed from the chains that bound me. This murderous world that I love, I could live freely by myself in this game world.

“Say, Shinjo-kun. Let’s go shopping.”

“Right, right. We need to buy some clothes and gears.”

I was going to go on a trip soon. Without anything to hold me down, I will descend into the dark labyrinth, but for the one who was the only bright point in my dark student-life, I was going to take care of my only friend. The very minimum I could do for Seki was to teach him the tricks and ways to survive in this world.

“For armour, hard leather armour for everyone in the group and the same for the pants and shirts. Let’s grab some leather knee protectors and boots, as well.”

Inside the Armour Shop, there didn’t seem to be any sizes. It seemed to make a statement “you adapt to the armour, not the other way”. I was afraid what the girls might say, but we bought 5 sets either way. We equipped ours and tied the girls’ armour around our bodies with a rope. Next was the weapons.

“For weapons, a samurai blade for myself, a holy mace for you, Seki and since Kumiko said she likes spears, a long spear for her.”

I thought about buying weapons for that gigantic breast glasses, Saeki and bob cut, Tachibana, but the loads were heavy enough already. Since we were low ranks, we couldn’t move if the load was too heavy. It was also a pain in the ass to come back for another trip, so I’d just give them some money and they could buy whatever they wanted.

“I should at least buy a “Screamer Shark” though.”

It was a heavy blade that was about crushing with weights than cutting. It was the worst kind of weapon, but there was a reason why I bought it.

“It’s so big and shaped so weirdly.”

“Hold it for a moment, Seki.”

“Is this thing good?”

“It’s the most primitive, dull and heaviest weapon in the shop. Haha, don’t make that kind of face. It might be a trash weapon, but it has its uses.”

I’ll explain to him later. When Seki and I returned to the inn with all the stuff, the girls had finished their bath. They weren’t naked and were properly wearing the white gowns…. probably with underwear on beneath the robes.

What should I say though, the smell of girls after a shower was irresistibly sweet. I didn’t have any plans to attack them, but I could understand why Seki was hesitant to share a room at first.

Despite wearing those thin gowns, the smell that wafted over from their wet hair, the provocative way their breasts pressed against their clothing, and their thin and stretched out legs were hard to take your eyes away from for a young man.

It was best not to think about them. I didn’t want to get tied down to a girl I knew nothing about and it would only pile on problems.

In situations like this, if you were nice to a girl and kept her safe, something good might come your way later. However, I will leave that to guys who were good at those sort of things. I was awkward around girls and an interesting adventure (game) was more attractive for me than any cute girls.

“You guys can use the bath now.”

“Alright. I’ll leave your gear here. There’s enough for everyone, so take your time. I don’t need the money either, so take as much as you want.”

“You’re loaded, Wataru-kun.”

“I only bought everything I needed. Carrying around useless money is just a burden. Since you guys are going to stay in the town, you can never have enough money.”

That was how it was. Money was necessary to live in the town. It was safe here, but you couldn’t stay indefinitely either. You needed to at least earn what you could on the first floor.

What was that shaggy hair otaku’s name… The best outcome was him giving everybody a walkthrough. Well, I suppose what happens to others really isn’t my business.

“Say, Shinjo-kun, I wanted to ask this for a while.”

“What’s that, Seki?”

“You seem to know a lot about this world, Shinjo-kun.”

“Ah, what was this world like… Genocide Reality. It’s the same as that world that shaggy hair mentioned…”

“Mikagami Ryuji-kun?”
“Yea, I heard Mikagami Ryuji said something like that back in the classroom before we got teleported.”

Mikagami Ryuji. He had such a cool name. He was the one who was advertising that he knew all about this world, so I’ll just blame him for everything.

“I guess since we’re in the same class.”

“Yea, you’re not the only one I talk to, you know.”

I lied…. Even in Class F, I was isolated and didn’t talk to anybody other than Seki. I was in the same class as shaggy hair, but we never talked to each other. There was not even an occasion where one of my classmates had come to me to talk, so I didn’t know anybody in the class.

I only recalled that shaggy hair was in the same class after Seki had mentioned it. Besides Seki, everybody else was boring.

Or maybe I mistakenly thought they were boring. That shaggy hair was a retro gamer just like me. It would have been good to have spoken for a bit. Maybe we would have been on the same frequency and talked about other retro games. It wasn’t anything new, but it was me who didn’t try to make any friends.

“Well, Seki, let’s go in.”

“Eh….. alright.”

Seki went into the changing room, but didn’t take off his clothes nor tried to come into the bath. We were both guys, he didn’t need to be so embarrassed.

“Oi, Seki, take your clothes off…”

“Don’t look over here. You go ahead first.”

There was no use in waiting for him, so I went into the bathroom first. This bath was an unbelievably luxury. To think it was attached to a room meant for six people.

The bath was made out of a hollowed out rock, and beyond the windows you could see the ocean. We were just in time for sunset, so the view was amazing.

“Haa— this is the life.”

I would have preferred for the bedroom to be this large, but a large bath wasn’t bad either. I could feel all the stress and fatigue melt away while watching the sunset from the rock bath.

I wanted to go for the adventure after a quick shower, but taking a break was a good decision. It was a view that made me think that it would be a good idea to come back to enjoy the bath when I was tired after adventures.

“Wow, this bath is amazing!”
Seki came into the room while covering himself with a towel. I wanted to tell him not to let the towel get soaked with water, but it didn’t matter since we were the last ones who would use this.

“You guys are going to be strapped for money soon, so you might need to put up with cheaper rooms after this.”

“Wataru-kun isn’t going to stay in the town?”
Seki put on a serious face and looked at me with a lonely expression. Maybe he knew that I was going to go solo even if I didn’t tell him.

“I’m planning to go down lower by myself.”

“Isn’t it dangerous? I should go with you.”

He was a true friend despite being so scared of the dungeon.

“No, it’s alright. I’ll come back with lots of money, Seki. When you’re stronger, maybe I’ll get some help from you.”

“If this is a game world, I just need to level up, right?”

That would have been the case for a normal game, but Genocide Reality was different.

“I’ll teach you how to train yourself tomorrow.”

“Mm, okay…...”

When I stood up to wash myself, Seki quickly turned his face. He was blushing. Was he embarrassed after looking at a man’s body… No, that surely wasn’t the case.
Seki was cute and small with a gender neutral face and a slender shoulder line. He really looked like a cute bishoujo and it felt weird. Frankly, appearance wise, Seki was more attractive than Kumiko. I wasn’t gay and had no plan to jump on a man, but…

NO! I was not interested in a man.

“Aren’t you in there for too long? Come out and help me scrub, Seki.”

“No, no. I’m going to be in here for a bit longer. You go on ahead.”

Why was he so embarrassed? This was a rare opportunity for a man talk. I washed myself down quickly before coming back into the tub.

Seki went to clean himself after I came back, so I tried to peek at him.


“I can’t believe you have one down there.”

I muttered regretfully and Seki quickly covered himself with a towel while blushing. Even his embarrassed screech was unbelievably cute. How regretful.

“Kyaaa— what do you mean by ‘have one down there’!”
What do you mean “what do I mean”? It’s exactly as it sounds. If Seki turned out to be a girl, it would have been a happy ending. But this wasn’t a light novel, so not everything worked out in my favour.

I was hoping things had magically turned into a fantasy RPG and miracles were going to happen for me, but reality was harsh.

“It means you’re a man…”

“Shinjo-kun, next time you say something like that, we’re not going to be friends anymore!”
I apologized to Seki who was genuinely angry and went back to enjoying the rock bath while looking at the scenery.

Feeling refreshed by the long relaxation period, I came out of the bath.


  1. Replies
    1. so yeah.. the illustrator here o_o/ ... im planning to redraw the cover art for geno real , chap 1 and chap 2! Ty for reading and tell me if there's anything you want me to add on the art (please be reminded im still amateur level)

    2. Thanks for your hard work (*^▽^*)

    3. Thanks for your hard work (*^▽^*)

    4. Wrong illustration the 2nd one should be seki with towel while bathing

    5. o_o oh ok.. you are correct that would be a very plausible scene.. i didnt think through it .. Thank you i will do it better next time

  2. *hehe found bestboy~

    *Awesome update as always, and again good drawings

  3. The art is really improving.

  4. watch kumiko have the top ranked job of arch sorceress magic god or something....

  5. Since the story still progressing there is nothing much to say so I'll comment for illustrator.

    First is the temple, since this japanese LN try to do research about japanese temple not budhism temple.

    Second, if you can't draw background, do it separately or you don't have to. Without background you still able to make the 'Character' more appealing. There is few trick but I don't know what suitable for you so, try some research

    Third, your proportion was a bit off, like at the bathroom, if they were standing, don't you think they will drowned if they sit? do research, I think, bathroom inside the story was like public onsen

    Train more, practice more, you can do it better.
    And sorry about my grammar, I'm not really good at english actually, so please bear with it

    1. I'm not sure if i kill the mood, seems people 'afraid' commenting or something?
      Well, I apologize if I did, I didn't meant anything, and let me correct myself that I thought this was a LN while actually a WN ... so ... yea, sorry

      *Run away*

    2. "First is the temple, since this japanese LN try to do research about japanese temple not budhism temple."
      Japanese LN maybe, but it's not a Japanese game or did you forget that already?

    3. This is Japanese WN isn't it? Don't you think isn't that a bit weird if this was illustrated with Candi Temple or Budhism Temple instead of Japanese temple.
      everyone is free to imagine or think what kind temple it is but isn't that the author already pointed MANY reference of japanese culture!? if the illustration is derailing or not match with the story, it will ruin the whole story, it's like forced someone to create an image of the illustrated temple.

      this is why, I, actually prefer without illustration, because you can freely create an image on your own mind.

    4. Mr Anonymous you sure are a a*hole you know that? ... Think what you said and put it on yourself then think.. Am i correct? then you said use "japanese temple" then "without illustration". You need to confirm what you are and be enlightened by that temple.. (SHINES BRIGHTLY) ('_'),,V

    5. don't forget, genoreal was set in a medieval european city with some parody here and there (like that McD)
      why should it have japanese shinto temple?
      it should be a church instead, right?

    6. don't forget, genoreal was set in a medieval european city with some parody here and there (like that McD)
      why should it have japanese shinto temple?
      it should be a church instead, right?

  6. alright Mr. Anonymous let me tell you some few things...
    1st.. havent you read the first chapter it said.. MEDIEVAL EUROPE? ... (strike 1)
    2nd... Background do it separately? how about no... Ill think a way to improve on doing the background
    and 3rd... Check Medieval Europe Baths is like a POOL ...
    and its a Web novel..

    i think i make my things clear havent I?

    1. as an illustrator don't you feel any kind of 'shame'?
      you illustrate the story, but yet you made like "this is my imagination, everyone should follow my imagination as well"
      it's disgusting ya know

      I know what you feel when someone giving hard opinion at your 'drawing' but like it or not that is came from 'Someone perspective' or 'other person perspective'
      while you, right now you only see it from 'My perspective'

      well, back to topic

      1st, the author already mention many japanese culture, but yes, it's possible to be medival temple, a 'church' like. but your illustration that you use it right now was like Candi/Hindusm or Budhism temple, how do I know it or assume it? I study in art college while living nearby those kind of temple

      2nd, it's up to your choice, I giving you suggestion based on education in college and basic animation

      3rd, it's said TUB not POOL, beside, the story said that he, shinjo was standing and Seki was blushing, it's clearly that Seki saw shinjo p*nis, you can't draw NFSW pic? censor it! this is why I said you are failure as an illustrator.

      Not just your art still amateur, you are not even want to listen to negative feed.
      are you going to keep living on delusion of good praise worthy or flattery?
      oh pls

      but despite everything what I said, I wish you will be better person, no srsly, don't be an asshole like me

    2. *First don't call someone a failure if you want to be seen like a helpful person, because right now i can only see you as a asshole.
      *Second do you seriously want to Sky-Sama to draw a pen#s? How about no. Like you said let the reader use they imagination.
      *Third Those Japanese references you are saying the WN have are from the mind of a bunch of Highchool students who lived in Japan, they clearly are in a Medieval Europe.

      *Sky-sama comments about his illustrations show that he loves feedback from us, does not matter if it is negative or positive, he wants to get better than he already is, but i believe he would like it more if you sound like you want to help instead of sounding like a asshole. Peace Anon.

    3. I'm an asshole, I conscious with it.

      but, I'm not saying or giving some critique randomly without any bases. I also an artist or at very least I was study in art college (I already said it b4)

      As I said previously, I know it's painful when receiving hard critique, do you want to keep living in delusion of praise worthy and flattery?
      are you going to keep deny when someone said your 'art' was not good enough?
      every good artist once was bad artist, they receive many negative comment before they get positive comment.
      if you or the illustrator willing or want to be good artist, then improve and rise from those negative comment, prove them that you or the artist is able to turn every negative comment to positive comment by your art or result ... not by DENY it, you won't get anywhere

      this is my last speech, I actually pretty rare commenting something like this, but because this subject was about an "illustration" which is subject I knowledge

      anyway, do your best illustrator
      if this time I slap with my 'hard' comment, next time you have to slap me with your good drawing.

      Adieu, Illustrator!

    4. Mr Anonymous
      Havent you check Chapter 1? becuz i could say i have handle terrible comments and i didnt deny it and Im doing everything VIA mouse and then with a very little experience of art (I start with chibi art) and lastly i didnt even felt your comment slap hard but only a whiny person like a dog that is soo obviously annoying which you want to shut him up...

      Next time make comments like that on Chapter 1 which is a slap hard comments..

      Adeu, Mr Anonymous!

  7. Just drop this peace of garbage which nobody appreciates and make yourself a nice day. If you want to translate something so bad, there are countless good works, who have been dropped because of lack of time out there

    1. for me, I don't mind generic story like this but at this kind of short ... too short chapter compared other at this site, is a bit suffocating.

      well, I guess Skythewood people was focusing on Gate.

      And my very wish is Youjo being translated, then I would be rejoice once again like when reading overlord

    2. Generic? This is my first time reading a Diabloesque story and it tells it rather well.

  8. 🎁Meatbun late Delivery~🎁 teehee~😜
    Thank you for the chapter :)

    1. "Kyaa~~"?! Uguu.. it would be so perfect if there's another line with "shinjou, You.. baka!"

    2. Where is the Prince, Meatbun-chan?
      you have been running wild lately, the Phoenix is worried you know?

      (Ps. XD)

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

  10. Youjo please! Drop this garbage!

  11. For the people that is whinnig about this WN being "garbage" just be quiet. Geno-real win the vote so Sky's team just do what the leeache-, readers want.

    Just be gladful of what you get already.

    1. No, the reader already leaving after reading geno chapter. Most (if not all) reader left expressing that they dont like it. The reason this is still translated is because Sky want it, not because of reader

    2. just DROP it please...

    3. I don't think u understand how the votes went. The poll just gave the readers a short summary of the novel and overall genre it represents. The readers knew nothing about how bad the story presentation or character developments was.
      Thus we voted based on the summary given which actually made this novel look interesting when it isn't.

    4. Are the lurkers really leaving? Do you have access to the statistics?

      I, for one, am enjoying myself with GenoReal. I was also sceptic with the first two chapters but I'm starting to like it. (not only has the artwork improved immensly but I think the author him/herself is getting better at writing. Translation is flawless as always).

      Remember that people who hate something are usually a lot more vocal about it than people who like something.

      Have a nice day!

    5. As a lurker myself, I dropped the novel after 3 chapters and only come here for comments.

    6. To quacky: If it's the dark atmosphere of students during, just read overlord and you won't care about character during anymore. Hoping that this will have a slight harem feel in later chapters, you know?

    7. poll was rigged

    8. They are not whining. They are burning the flames of revolution.

    9. i am here reading this out of obligation to sky and co. who translated all nine volumes of the best novel for the last 2 years a.k.a Overlord

      i'm not gonna go away just because one or two shitty projects.... but i do hope they get another project that can upheld their reputation
      or at least i hope genoreal will get better as we go (though it have a terribad start)

    10. went i read synopsis i think it will be interesting story but, when i read chapter to chapter it not interesting so i agrre with drop this project. and looking another interesting LN like OVERLORD.
      how abaut LN WORLD TEACHER?
      sorry my english not too good

  12. I really love this novel thank you for translating

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  14. Great chapter and great images, thank you very much!

  15. Illustrator, have you ever wake up and realize that "Holy shit! my drawing is a Crap!"

    That Anon who commenting about your illustration, he/she has a point, while you made yourself more terrible

    anyway, drop this shitty stories, even amateur at RRL are much better.
    I hope Skythewood translate youjo or at least I hope the 'New Project' is better than this one

    1. Before saying crap to the Illustrator have seen his previous illustrations? that was crap. This is much better than the last ones. If you think that he made that much improvement after 3-4 weeks

  16. Thanks for the updates guys.
    Can't wait till he goes back to the dungeon.

    Also glad it did not turn out that Seki was a girl.

    1. I'm still convinced that Seki is a girl... Or gay which is also good for me, I just don't want Kimiko(?) as the love interest

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  18. Nice chapter, very refreshing! Thanks to the team and illustrator :D

  19. Wow there's a lot of vitriol here...I don't normally comment much but I wanted to say thank you for your hard work. It's tough to translate and just as tough making art, but tougher even more to deal with such nasty trolls. I'm definitely enjoying this story more compared to its slow start. For all of you trying to tell them what to do...they're volunteers, not your employees or slaves. They do this partly for the readers and partly because they enjoy it. When you bitch and moan like that, guess're more likely to turn someone off translating rather than get them to do what you want. Thanks again to the team.

    1. there is no confirmation that sky and co. enjoy this but the only we can confirm is some of reader dislike this stories.
      so, rather than waster time and energy for something (let's say) 'useless', it's for sake the translator and co. too (I think)

      for me, personally, I'm not like it nor hate it, this story was too generic but the plot not yet revealed isn't it?

  20. i honestly think this series is better, though still bad by the usual standard
    and thanks to whichever god is out there that hey didn't make seki a reverse trap
    we need bromance in dark stories

  21. I have a bad feeling that Seki's going to kick the bucket... and/or all of those girls... hrm.

    What will our protagonist do when/if his friends start dying? Will he stop going solo and take them with him? Will he ask them to stay put in the city while he provides for them?

    Thanks for the translation!!!

  22. Thank you for the chapter!

    And pls don't listen to people whining.
    The first two chapters were bad, but it's getting better since now the story is starting for real.

    Maybe a new pool should be done after around 20 chapters, but not now.

    1. That's my opinion as well. The first two chapters were atrocious. Maybe ever chapter 3, but right now I'm really enjoying myself with Genocide Reality.

      Thanks for the Translation!

  23. Frankly, appearance wise, Seki was more attractive than Kumiko...

    So gay...