84. Arnos squad heads to the front

I calmly step forward and head towards the heroes.

Forming a line next to me is Ray with his sword Sigshesta and Sasha wearing her <Phoenix Vestment> is on the other side.

Misha also silently joins the line while Misa and eight members of the fan union follow behind.

Misa casts a questioning look at me with her eyes and I nod.

That makes 13 people in total. We now meet the number of required people.

“Heine” (Arnos)

Like someone unwinding after finishing their work he sits on a rock by the lakeshore and casts an innocent smile at me.

“Yo, Onii-san. That senpai was really weak. If that’s a third years student then the mazoku are no big deal.” (Heine)

Heine laughs trying to provoke me.

“If you were the genuine hero Kanon you wouldn’t have needed to use that barrier.” (Arnos)

The expression of Heine who was smiling comfortably distorted slightly.

“What are you trying to say?” (Heine)

“No matter what you do or how far you go you’re just a fake. A hero is someone who holds both strength and courage. At the height of the great war that man even gave mercy to the mazoku. Even if you look-alike you are nothing like that man that lived his life in constant conflict.” (Arnos)

“Heee. Are you saying I’m not a hero? You speak like you knew him.” (Heine)

Heine spits his words out.

“What do you know of humans Onii-san? Are you a reincarnated person? You may have met the hero but we still hear his voice to this day.” (Heine)

Fumu. Now that’s something interesting he’s just said.

Let’s talk about it in detail after I beat them up.

“And? Are you playing with us next Onii-san?” (Heine)

“Aah. Do your best to hang on. I’m going to twist and crush that boring pride of yours.” (Arnos)

Standing behind Heine, Ledoriano pushes his glasses up with his index finger while Laos stands up and cracks his knuckles. All the Jergakanon guys are motivated now.

“Sorry to interrupt all the excitement but your opponents are not Jergakanon.” (Diego)

Diego walks over to us.

“To begin with if they fight now Jergakanon will be fighting consecutive battles. You might think you can win if they are exhausted but that’s just cowardly or is that how you are taught in the demon king academy?” (Diego)

Deigo sneers at us while talking.

“Sorry, but this is the hero academy. You will refrain from using such tricks while here.” (Diego)

This fellow is number one at getting caught up in the moment and getting all cocky.

“The next opposition exam with Jergakanon will be held later. I really don’t know what you are trying to achieve with your insults. If you want to fight them then how about you fight my 3rd years first? The battle will start in five minutes. How about it?” (Diego)

I see. You want to let Jergakanon rest while we expose our power.

After fighting his 3rd years it will become a consecutive battle for us instead and he’s using lack of time to start the battle right away.

Such tedious little tricks he’s using.

“I couldn’t care less. Send out the small fries.” (Arnos)

Diego grins and laughs.

Looks like he thinks everything’s going his way.

The holy water barrier can be used even by non reincarnated humans so does he intend to cut our power down as much as possible and let Jergakanon finish us off in the end?

“Then let’s begin immediately. Where do you want your base?” (Arnos)

“Give us the underwater city.” (Diego)

We turn around and head towards the lake.

“Aah, first of all, can I just say I can’t use Underwater Activity <Coco> magic.” Ray says while flashing his refreshing smile.

“……… Okay. It’s an underwater battle. What do intend to do?” Sasha says while seeming surprised.

“It’s fine. I can hold my breath for a long time.” (Ray)

“Huh?” (Sasha)

“Who else can’t use it?” (Arnos)

Awkwardly all eight members of the fan union raise their hands.

“…….I don’t think they’ll die if I leave them alone……… Should I just let them float in the lake?” (Arnos)

“Should I support them?” (Misha)

If Misha uses <Coco> on them then all 8 members of the fan union should be able to manage.

“That would be a heavy burden on you though Misha.” (Sasha)

“It’s not a problem you need to worry about.” (Arnos)

I cast <Coco> on myself and dive into the lake.

Using <Fres> I fly through the water and head to the caves that’s our base area.

“Hang on. Aren’t you being a bit irresponsible?” (Sasha)

Sasha and the others soon follow after me.

When we arrive at the base we hear Diego’s voice through <Liikus>.

“Are both forces ready? Let’s begin the test between the demon king academy 1st years and the hero academy 3rd years. Keep the honour and pride of your ancestors and fight fairly.” (Diego)

Diego signals the start of the test.

“First of all, we need to do something about the holy barrier. While in it the power of the mazoku is halved.” (Sasha)

“Take away the heroes badges?” (Misha)

Misha and Sasha look at me.

“The holy water barrier is established and freely moved through the flow of the lake water that in turn is controlled by the school badges. All it really is is a magic technique. We only have to stop the water flow.” (Arnos)

“But how do we do that?” (Misa)

“Very easily.” (Arnos)

I hold my hand in front of me and form a magic circle. It rapidly expands and causes particles of magic power to rise.

“………Eh………….?”

Sasha who’s seen this magic many times lets out a surprised voice.

“Wai…wait….hang on……what… this magic is not normal…..! Even when we were self-studying….?” (Sasha)

“You probably learned this in history class Sasha. The name of the magic that the demon king of tyranny used to burn all of Deiruheido 2000 years ago?” (Arnos)

Sasha lets out an astonished voice.

“Weren’t you being serious before…….?” (Sasha)

“Of course I was, but if I don’t suppress it properly entire countries will disappear but due to this holy water barrier the power should be just about right now.” (Arnos)

The black sun appears from the magic formation.

“Perish humans. Bear witness to the power of the demon king.” (Arnos)

The dark light emitted from the jet back sun covered the entire bottom of the lake.

I fire <Geo Greys> and in an instant, both the normal water and the holy water are vaporised.

As if total night had come the holy lake continued to burn under the jet black sun.

“Fumu. You don’t need to hold your breath anymore Ray.” (Arnos)

Before long, light begins to penetrate the darkness and it starts to clear up.

The water from lake Seimei had completely dried up and the students from the hero side were lying on the floor of what was once an underwater city.

“If there’s no water there’s no point worrying about controlling the water flow. No matter how much holy water flows in now they cant re-establish the barrier.” (Arnos)

I cast my eye over to the far lakeshore to see Diego trembling with fear.

“…….Ridiculous…… the water from lake Seimei…….. The water given by the gods has dried up…….. with just one spell……” (Diego)

He looks at the empty lake Seimei with surprise.

None of the prostrate 3rd years tried to move.

Have you given up on the battle already?

I use magic and pick up the fallen heroes and deposit them on the lakeshore.

“Fumu. Was the match over with my opening move? Even if they are called heroes the 3rd year’s don’t amount to much.” (Arnos)

I fling those word at Jergakanon using <Liikus>

Heine, Laos and Ledoraino all have Grimm expressions on their faces.

“……What…that….. was it possible to completely evaporate the lake with just one spell?……. That bastard…… Isn’t he actually a monster? Even if he’s not the demon king is this really the level of a reincarnated person……?” (Laos)

“……Apparently, he’s clearly different from the 3rd years over there……. To think our ancestors were dealing with these guys…… Well, humans managed to survive to this day……” (Ledoriano)

“But the stronger they are the better it feels when they give up right? If we contain them in a barrier then they should be manageable right?” (Heine)

The 3 of them let out words like that.

“What are you playing around at? It’s your turn now so get down here quickly.” (Arnos)

79 thoughts on “84. Arnos squad heads to the front

  1. What are they playing at? No, what are you playing at, just kill them all, and then resurrect them as your underlings. Stop playing retarded games you loser.

    • Why would he kill them? The are just children to him. He doesn’t want to kill people. He did plenty of that in his past life and that’s one of the main reasons he reincarnated. He was sick of death.

      He wants to crush their pride,make them taste fear and regret what they did to Libest and the others. I don’t think you’ve actually read this series and if you have you really haven’t understood his character at all.

      • Arnos will just thoroughly crush any courage they have left after this and make them question why they even exist, so flexing even harder than this chapter inc.

      • exactly, he only killed because it was necessary, not because he wanted to, if there was a better solution to fix a problem then he would rather use that instead of lethal force, there is several times he could’v killed but chose different ways like reincarnation Emilia as a mix breed to teach her a lesson rather than just killing her since to her that was worse than dying.

      • For you guys saying that Arnos doesn’t kill and saying that other people haven’t read and all that. Seems like you guys are the ones that aren’t reading. One of the first things Arnos did when entering the school was kill a guy and resurrect him over and over again. He did bring him back to life, but that was killing wasn’t it?

        • Yet again he was teaching that guy a lesson. As you said yourself he resurrected him. He only wanted to scare him and put him in his place. He resurrected that brother that the older brother killed which he didn’t have to do. He only wants peace for his people. Yeah his lessons can be brutal but so was the age he ruled over 2000 years ago.

        • It was also explained in that same chapter that back in the age of myths this was totally normal and death never actually meant death As long As it was within 3s. This also gets represented in 1 of the prologue where Arnos goes into a spirit Forest, his army gets wiped and he just rezz them back cuz its no big deal.

          So from Arnos PoV he isnt rly killing any1, and he never actually killed any1 so far, at least from those who born in the New era. So far he only actually destroyed 3 ppl who was controlling his 3 subordinates.

          So no reinc Arnos doesnt kill, its not his style. Or from another point of view: he does kill but its not permanent.

        • The reason indu was killed is because of a contract Zekt, saying that he’ll die before admitting his loss, so Anos took him to the word.
          As for weather it’s in character to kill or not, I’d like to remind people that he killed Eugo ra raviaz, the reason he didn’t kill the others is simple they were no enemy of his

          • No, read again. He didn’t killed him because of the contract.
            Contract was that if he can make him give up then he win, otherwise Indu wins.
            That’s it.

            • You re right, I have the chapter under my dyes he killed him because he didn’t hold back enough (at least the first time) but he was also provoked to do so. After that he does kill him because of what he said earlier : ” you said you wouldn’t give up even you died. Surely you didn’t think your life would end with only one death?”

        • Yes and no. Yes, it was killing for us, as we can’t bring person back to life, but you can’t say someone was killed if he is not dead in the end (as a final state). Killing or being killed means someone else took your/person’s life which resulted in you/person being dead, but if you are not dead, you can’t be killed. On that note, there is many thing that are worse than death and it differs from person to person. Zeres had pride and confidence, which was crushed by Arnos constantly killing him and resurrecting him, he felt pain, fear and felt overwhelmed as he couldn’t do anything about it. That why it was way to break him. For Emilia, becoming something you hate and contempt the most in your life and knowing you will never change back, also that even if you reincarnate, you still be the same. Such fear, disgrace and dispair she must felt and yet not even death will give her salvation. Fate worse than death for her. All and all, it’s just about mindset. Maybe with the time, Emilia will find out that she is not less of a person she was when she was herself and that her hatred and arrogance was utterly pointless.

    • I think he may just kill them and resurrect the team.
      But i think he would place a curse on diego after killing him. Pleeeeeeeeease do that. That would be the most exciting thing to us and the most horrifying thing for the hero academy( so that they don’t forget the horror of making arnos the demon king mad).
      Fufu..fufufu…Fuhahahahaha

    • Not sure why you are so upset as to call the character a loser.

      Though, to your point, I think death and resurrection is his last resort. He killed the guy in the beginning of the story accidentally at first, but the contract forced him to take the action of kill the resurrect.

      If looking at it from the perspective of the character, perhaps there is a risk involved. The window is 3 seconds. And while he seems all powerful, he admits himself on several occasions that that is not the case. Even telling Misha he may one day need her help. So by that logic, what if something happens after killing ALL of them and he cannot being ALL of them back in time?

      Not to mention. How boring would his life be if all he did was kill and resurrect? That would not create strong believers or subordinates. That will create individuals who will constantly search for a means of over coming their violent oppressor.

      From the perspective of the Author, how boring would it be for them AND his readers to show only his killing and resurrecting ability. It negates the value if the story, the characters and the plot. I certainly wouldn’t read it, nor expect someone to spend time translating it.

  2. You know while cool and at the same scary as this was, i think him somehow using holy water to give the heroes an stigmata would have been soooooo much better and would totally break their moral

  3. Arrogant and prideful pricks getting the shit beat out of them it’s just the best, seeing their sophism and trickery being smashed with raw power is awesome!!!
    Thanks for the chapter!!!!

  4. It would be ever better if Arnos used the [Brave] spell and not the [Guys] spell to show how powerful he is.

    • As others have said, he vaporized an entire lakes worth of water. Not much else would demonstrate his power better. The only reason to cast Brave would be to beat the heroes using their own spell. But the point here is to show the strength of demons which the humans are deriding. Using the human’s spell against them wouldn’t fit the message Arnos is trying to convey.

      • Arnos defies Logic. gives the casters power to the subordinates. gives power to the caster from the subordinates.

        At first thought that means they cancel each other out if cast at the same time by the same person. Buuuuut….

        What if instead, using fusion magic, it could be formulated to result in a loop which served to amplify power exponentially…. or infinitely? Power given is also received. Thus with Arnos being so much stronger than the subordinats, more is given to the subordinants and thus more is received by Arnos. Now loop, over and over to infinity. Especially if he freezes time for everyone else but him and his subordinates. They could exponentially create power in literally no time at all.

        Yay!

  5. Ray: i can’t fight underwater
    Arnos: if there is no water then you can right?

    Lol…what a straight punch in the nose

  6. Alright those of you that guessed he would vaporize the water one point ! Those that thought he would freeze it 0, better chance next time :p

  7. Thank you so much for this wonderful chapter. It may have this nasty cliffhanger but this has nothing to do with you.
    I am truly grateful for the fun you providing me with.

    Have a good day.

  8. Perish humans. Bear witness to the power of the demon king.
    Just amazing.
    Btw the anime is kind of confusing. The big brother makes a new collesium with the help of his friends, only 5 or 6 classmates fight with him, no question regarding the demon king in the test, especially about why he destroyed the city, etc.
    Kind of feels like they are rushing it too much.
    Maybe they want to finish the sword fight arc within 12 episodes.
    Feels too weird to say the least.
    Anyone else who feel the same?

    • Yeah, I’ve watched a couple of new anime adapted from LNs and they’ve all seed rushed…i hope that’s not the new trend now. :/

  9. The japanese(original) version of this novel is already at 7th volume. Though i am grateful for the translation But Why is the translation only at mid 3rd volume?

  10. Just discovered this awesome light novel. Finally caught up in 2 days. Thank you very much for your hard work. I have a relative who works at a carehome for the elderly so I felt some kind of kinship with you. Stay safe, thanks again 🙂

      • I did it in one. Hello, new here. Just binged all the chapters. Waiting for more. Loved the translations and the quality.

  11. Ok, this made for a good introduction, but I won’t be satisfied until I see some real despair in the heroes’ side.
    Also, on a completely random note, every time I read the name “Jergakanon” I split it in my head as “Jenga” (you know, the game where you take the blocks from the base and pile them on top trying not to collapse the tower) “Cannon” and just keep trying to imagine what kind o technique a “jenga cannon” would be.
    As always, thaks for the chapter! This series is amazing!

  12. The puny heroes who arent probably even upto 1/100 th power of kanon are challenging the demon king of tyranny
    Hahaha…what a joke,arnos is a bit arrogant but the heroes are stupid
    And if the royals dont admit him as the demon king soon,they might be erased on whims.
    If arnos was sleeping and blew a geo greys they will all be vapourised,plus theu are weak to begin with.
    They cant even resist his aura,they must stop resisting or they will be terrorised by the demon lord of tyranny.
    舞おうサマワ凄いですがねぉ。
    あろのすボロぢがづわほんとに魔王

    • I don’t know if this is a prediction or a spoiler, but if it’s a spoiler you should stop writing these things. Tempusinfinitum already said himself that he hates when people post spoilers in the comments because it ruins the story.

  13. That waa a good beatdown. Thanks for the chapter. Binged all the chapters and now waiting for more 🙂

  14. When do we think the next chapter will be coming out? Also Mishi and Sasha the main love interests or we actually gonna see more hmmmm

  15. Nooo…i have reached the last chapter! Be still my heart!

    I have to say, this has been an easy read, thank you for translating it so well! I started this series with the anime (which ain’t that good), then the Manga (oooh pretty pictures!), and finally this translation and this is my favorite by far! Please continue with the great work, I’m going to be checking every day now!

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