Saturday, October 8, 2016

v11 Intermission

Intermission


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He walked to the balcony, a glass of amber liquid in his hand.


The balcony was located on the tallest building in this city. From here, he could see the city which he ruled.





His people lived between the myriad pinpoints of light below.


He smirked as he took in the view, and pressed the glass to his lips.


The hot, smoky sensation spread through his body from his belly. The wind was quite comfortable. Now that he was in a good mood, he asked the weakling who knelt in his room a question:


“—So what?”


The weakling drew in a breath, but he had no interest in that. All he felt was displeasure in not receiving an immediate answer to his question. However, he was not angry enough to kill someone yet, so he did not make use of his might.


He was a merciful king.


Also, the scent of blood would linger. Even if he had someone clean it up, he would still feel annoyed for a while.


That being the case, the cleanest way to do it would be to push the weakling off from here. The most important thing was that the extreme circumstances of the fall might awaken the power of the weakling.


He wanted to say that it would be a good idea, but unfortunately, the weakling opened its mouth before he could do so.


“The Theocracy is building a field camp nearby. If this carries on, they will attack our Royal Capital in the coming years.”


“So what?”


“...If this goes on, we will all be destroyed. Please, I beseech your Majesty to use his might—”


“Worthless.”


He — the King — laughed it off.


“Why should I use my might on behalf of you weaklings?”


If he turned his head over his shoulder to look, he would see a citizen of his country kneeling there — a female Elf.


How stupid she looked.


She was so weak, with no special abilities, and thus utterly worthless.


Because of that, she could not understand how wonderful the Theocracy’s invasion was.


“...Don’t be stupid. Do you lack the will to muster up the strength to defend your own country? Or do you expect me to save you from any difficulty that crops up?”


“But, but, the Theocracy is very strong, and our strength alone…”


There was a distinct difference between the power of the Theocracy and that of his nation.


Be it in the amount of magic items, the skill of their troops, the resources they could allocate, their tactics — everything.


The only reason why the Elves could still hold the line in the face of the overwhelming power of the Theocracy was due to their guerilla tactics — the only field in which they surpassed the Theocracy — and the fact that the Theocracy feared losing troops to the monsters of the Great Forest of Evasha. Thus, they had slowed their advance.


However, the Theocracy had recently committed the Holocaust Scripture — which had hitherto been assigned to the defense of their home nation — to the fray. They were experts in assassination, guerilla warfare, and counter-terrorism, and thus the Theocracy’s advance had sped up immensely.


“...How surprising. Are you at your wits’ end because you are all weaklings? This is truly a country of idiots. All the children that I sired turned out to be nothing but useless.”


People born in wartime were stronger than those born in peace. That being the case, warfare was an opportunity to awaken the power latent in all living things. However, he had not heard about anyone whose power had awakened so far.


Still, he should not hold the people solely to blame. His many children had turned out that way as well. Their true number meant nothing to him so he paid it no heed; why would anyone bother counting pieces of garbage? It was probably because their mothers’ blood was too strong. None of the offspring he had bred from them possessed even a fraction of his power.


“Get lost. You are loathsome in my sight. Better yet, train up the children you bore for me.”


The woman bowed deeply, and left.


He finished the wine in a single gulp.


The children born of weaklings would only be weak. Thus, he needed strong mothers.


That was why he had sent the women to the frontlines during the Theocracy’s invasion. This war might have allowed those weaklings to grow.


“And they fell short of my expectations.”


However, nobody had become as strong as him. Or rather, they would only be born later.


“... Should I go all-out on the humans? I can breed with them, after all.”


Humanoids and demihumans could not produce offspring, but matings between humanoids could bear fruit.


Suddenly he turned his gaze to the distance, and memories of the past surfaced.


“Well, she got pregnant in the end.”


In the past, he had tricked the woman who had been known as the trump card of the Theocracy, and then he had captured her. He had chained her up and raped her, and even impregnated her. However, she had been stolen away by the Black Scripture before she could give birth.


He clicked his tongue.


That child was his. Since it had been born, they should give it back.


“...After this country falls, perhaps I’ll go over to the Theocracy in person and take the child back.”


This was not kindness of any sort.


After all, that child was the get of himself and that powerful woman, so it had the potential to become even more powerful.


“—I do look forward to that.”


Someday, he would use an army of his mighty children to encompass the world.


He walked back into the room, imagining the glorious future that would soon dawn. Facing him was a full-length mirror which reflected his image.

It was that of an Elf whose eyes had mismatched colours.

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  2. The King will want Aura and he will failed

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    1. More likely he would want Mare. Still fail though.

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    2. He might succeed with Mare, but in the end he will fail.

      Which will still be entertaining.

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  3. I wonder if this Elf king is the same Elf from the 13 Heroes.

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  4. Thanks to deliver this Nigel-san!

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  6. So the girl from the Theocracy was this bastard's child. Hope she will be the one Theocracy sends to kills him...
    Anyway, as always, thanks, Nigel-san.

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  7. I think that guy i a player.... with mental problems.... and a psychopath

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    1. I was just thinking the same thing. Minus the latter two observations.
      When players enter the world, they're Gods. Ainz Ooal Gown is a special guild - Nazarick gave them nearly 3000 levels to make NPC's with. The tomb is also rare - one of 9 in Yggdrasil.

      So, Ainz was never really alone. He had helpers guiding him through the world and memories of his friends were attached to the NPCs. This guy might have had nothing. He could have found himself stranded in the new world with npcs worshipping him.

      After a while, once he realised that these are NPCs and not real people, he began to treat them like data.

      Theoretically speaking, there's nothing wrong with what he's doing because they ARE just data.

      Morally speaking, he's a bit of a cunt, ya.

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    2. Him being a player is very slim but as a player descendant that would be more logical, unless we see him in action, we won't know for sure.

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    3. hello Ayyy, i think you are mistaken, the tomb is not one of the 9 rare ones. They only got the first try bonus of +500 levels thats why they got on the same level of the 9 rare ones.
      but still, i dont know if this is fanfic or not,
      source: skythewood
      “The base amount is 2250, with a bonus of 500… has anyone heard of anything like this before?”


      Everyone shook their heads. Then, someone had an idea.

      "There were nine of these huge bases — one for each world — but holding on to all of them was practically impossible. To begin with, even if they really managed to seize control of all of them, a weak guild would immediately be embroiled in complex guild wars, and holding on to the base would be very difficult."

      “Could it be that if you successfully beat a guild homebase location in one shot, your maximum NPC levels increase?”

      quoted from there.

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    4. Am I the only one who read that is "I think this guy is a plaayaaaaa booooooiii!"?

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  8. I think that guy i a player.... with mental problems.... and a psychopath

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    1. To be fair, a normal person would probably end up like him. Transported to another world with overwhelming power. Unlike the unrealistic japan MCs, even I would probably turns into that kind of douche when I have that much power compared to other people.

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    2. The only reason Ainz is like now is because his resposibility with Ainz Ooal Gown (Guild) 'Childrens' and his undead state that renders his emotion from controlling him.

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    3. I would probably become someone like the MC from Tsuki ga where i won't use my powers and draw unnecassary attention unless it would be on emergency , necessity for my own convenience without anyone noticing and everyone would be against me (ofcourse anyone would become a psychopath douchebag if every single human or a whole country wanted you dead for some reasons)

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  9. Thanks for the chapters!
    This douche is definitely a player. I wonder what his level is, though... I feel like it's going to be lower than Ainz' level.
    Also, those Eight Greed Kings that seem to have been players that broke up and then disappeared... What if they were the other eight original members of Ainz Ooal Gown? Since they mentioned that Momonga and eight others were originally called Ains Nine Own or something like that.

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    1. He understands too little about anything. At best he is the really stupid child of a player. It's more likely that he's the grandchild of one or further with the basic knowledge being lost somewhere along the line.

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    2. This douche is no where near powerful enough to be a player. The simple fact that little miss Black Scripture Special Seat's mom was able to escape is proof of that. He's merely an elf who's become conceited due to unusually high power either due to talent or actually training for hundreds of years. Judging from his attitude he'll probably try to kidnap one of the ladies from Nazarick to make super children with them, and then its GG no re because 10000 skeletons will be invading his anus.

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    3. Ainz Ooal Gown was originally Nine's Own Goal. Just FYI.

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  10. Maybe he's not a player. I looked at the reddit and remember those Elve slaves that were controlled by that dick worker? Well, I remember aura saying that it was annoying because they kept worshiping her and mare. The post also pointed out that the miscolored eyes were a sign of elven royalty, which would explain why they worshipped the 2 dark elves, and why they follow that abusive king

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    1. I think you're on to something - Maruyama Sensei made that self-satisfied comment in one of his "afterward" chapters a few volumes ago about dropping the hint that Tsuare was Ninya's long lost sister a couple volumes prior to even introducing her as a character. Seems like the freed slave elves worshiping Aura and Mare would be right in line with the expectations of King Douche-elf, and also the same sort of oblique hint as the Tsuare/Ninya connection.

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  11. and they waste no time in making us hate Elves. GJ

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    1. At least the king in this case lol

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    2. Same like in Kumo, most elf leaders are assholes

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    3. I like how you're judging all elves by the actions on one asshole.

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  12. OOoohhh plot progression cool.
    the king looks like a douche it would be fun to see Aura and Mare crush him
    also thanks as always for the translation

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  13. guess this is the reason why there's so many elven slaves *sigh*.

    anyways thanks a lot for your hard work!.

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    1. ikr i hate seeying elven slaves... but what i hate most is ainz will not give a single fuck because they are not dark elves, look at the elves he spared he didnt really save them and when mare or aura said they are annoying he said they could dispose of them if they wanted.. yeee... that or i read it wrong idk but i remember that line maybe if not from the novel book it was from one of the voice cd's they made.

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    2. i don0t dislike ainz thats blasphemy but hes heartless sometimes... maybe because hes a undead..

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    3. Don't worry man; i also hate seeing the people slaved (especially elves) and i really hope they'll be saved by Ainz, because i remember very well that Aura did tell Ainz that the two Elves bother her but he said that if they (Mare and Aura) cant handle them anymore his was going to transferred the elves, not dispose of them

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  14. hope that Ainz can save as many of the elves as possible from this guy! (O_O)

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    1. Yeah i too hope that happen. I am praying that Ainz will free all elves slaves, and because he say that he was going too create an utopia for all species, that might actually happen specially for the elves in the Empire, because the Empire is going too become a vassal state of Sorcery Kingdom, and that means they will have too follow his ruler nations laws like: "Its forbidden slavery of every intelligent species"; so in short it actually might happen

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    2. Well the elves are fighting theocracy so I doubt Ainz would side against elves. Though most likely no good end awaits that elf King.

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    3. the eleven king will be in for a rude awakening if his not a player. ainz as far as we have seen has basically rolf stomped everyone..i think it would be better carried out if there was another player though with his own nation and counter parts to ainz floor guardians and etc. make it a bit more appealing later on.

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  16. strongest warrior in theocracy, known as the "certain death" thats why shes very confident of her strenght huh. A half breed?, not bad. I wonder how far she can go against shalltear.

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    1. There is a vast chasm inbetween Momonga et al and everything we have seen. Personally I kinda hope she is inbetween somewhere and willbe utterly and thoroughly crushed like every other annoying bug we have encountered that considered themselves powerful.

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    2. "every other annoying bug"... Now you sound like a fine Nazarick Dweler:D

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  17. Can anyone make a nice hi-res desktop wallpaper of the intermission picture? It looks so bad ass XD

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  18. Thanks for providing the translation of this series, it has been fun to read and very well translated. Keep up the good work!

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  19. All must bow down to Nigel. I assume it's week until the next releases... The anticipation is unbearable. After eleven volumes we finally see the elves. Can't wait to see how Ainz'll shut this (in the words of Narberal) oversized mosquito's mouth.

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    1. Lol, yes, hope Aura & Mare will destroy that lowly lifeform (worm).

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    2. " I assume it's week until the next releases"

      What? Do you know what you're saying? He's been updating every DAY. Check the "NOW" post.

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    3. Boy don't talk to me with that tone.

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  20. Thank you very much.... really enjoyed reading so far. Greaaat work with the translation.

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  21. What can one expect to be the ETA for the next chapter/update?

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    1. https://overlordvolume10.blogspot.com.es/2016/09/now.html
      Nigel is publishing every day. The completed chapters hidden updates.

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    1. Whatever the reason, there's no need to get insulting.

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  23. Does anyone know if this is the completion of volume 10? It does feel a bit short compared to the other volumes :/

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    1. I don't really get the question. This is Chapter 2.5 out of 5 of Volume 11. The raw text translation up to page 360 is on the "NOW."-Page in the form of pastebin-links.

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    2. Wow dam, I guess we have a lot more to look forward too :D
      I'm new to the Overlord light novels, I binge read evesrything from volume 1 to here XD

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    3. Same here though :D
      I am currently having a hard time because I want to wait for Nigel to update with an official page so I can enjoy pictures and stuff, so I'm really excited :D

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    4. Yeah I read the pastebin links because theyre like a daily update

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    5. Yeah I read the pastebin links because theyre like a daily update

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  24. NIGEL ty ty ty ty very much ... you are the man :D love u

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  26. waiting for the next chapter. thank u so much Nigel

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  27. maww i cant wait T_T wehn is the next chapter coming ? q.q

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  28. it would be more appealing if later down the road there was actually a player with his own nation and counter parts to the floor guardians etc. other wise it is a good story. i am interested in which direction the story will continue on in.

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  29. He's most likely a Npc or a child of one... A player is not stupid like him

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  30. i need more Q-Q
    is there an date for new chapter ?

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  31. Your blog have allot of detail about the Mismatched it's good job.
    Mismatched

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