Saturday, October 22, 2016

v11 Afterword and Character Sheets


Afterword


This is Volume 11, the longest one of all. Did it excite you? Books get tiring to carry when they’re heavy and I’d like to avoid that, so why did it end up so long… And if I were to cut pages, where should I cut from? By the way, this has already been heavily cut down from the original proofreading. It feels like there were at least six more pages before… Hm. I guess there wasn’t much of a change, after all.



Well, please forgive me and just think of this as a form of savings, then. I think in the future, the volumes will only be 300 pages long. When that happens, please don’t think “so thin!”, but instead consider that the use of what’s been saved until now. After all, it’ll still be quite thick if you average all the books out.


Then, let’s think about other things -- I’m writing this on a hot summer day. The AC in my room is working at full blast and saving Maruyama from the scorching fires of hell.


I hate summer. When I walk to the office, there’s nothing I hate more than touching other people with my sweaty body. “I won’t touch you, so don’t touch me,” I scream internally. The only salvation is that the decrease in students means the trains aren’t so packed. On that note, winters are great! I want to sleep under the blanket and never get out! ...Well, the people in Hokkaido and Tohoku might not think that way, but Maruyama still wants to say; Winters Are The Best!


It seems the Overlord Compilation Movie will be made in the Best Season! For some reason, it seems Maruyama has to work hard… I’ll work hard. And that’s that. There should be more news coming out in future, and I’d be happy if you could look forward to it.


I’ve given a lot of people this time round too. So-bin-sama, I made you redraw the insert images several times, thank you very much. To my editor Ohaku-sama, I’ll reduce the pagecount for sure next time! And thank you for doing the design for the deluxe edition package this time round, Chord Design Studio-sama.


Then there’s Ashina-san and the staff; just hand the gags to them and it’ll be alright.


(Please watch the deluxe edition if you bought it, everyone)


F-ta-sama, let’s meet up to discuss how to cut down the page count.


And a big thank you to my readers who have finished this (very thick) light novel!


2016 September
Maruyama Kugane

二〇一六年九月 丸山くがね







51 comments:

  1. Thanks for your hard work! Maruyama, Nigel and amazing translators of this glorious great novel! This is truly the best there is I've ever read!
    Wish and hope in the future that you Maruyama-kun would continue working on the story of Ainz Ooal Gown domination on the new world and there challenges uo ahead.
    And also to give thanks to Nigel and the other translators. Hope you will all continue translate of his works in the future.���� Thanks again! I have so much respect to you guys.

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  2. just wanted to add my "i love you guys" here ;)

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  3. Thanks for the hard work Nigel-sama(and every other people that may be concerned)....BLESSING TO YOUR NAMES !!!AND MAY THE WORLD REWARD YOU AND KEEP YOU SAFE!!!"Praising intensifies" ^.^

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  6. My God! The Frost Dragon Lord is so weak! If the dragons in the dwarven kingdom are that weak that goes well to the other dragons and dragon lord of the new world. No wonder they're easily defeated by players in YGGDRASIL who come to that world in the distant past.
    For the Platinum Dragon Lord who was said part of the 13 Heroes who saved the world in the past I can say he is in the minimum level 20-30 I guessed but still so weak and miniscule to Ainz and his companion's children. Even the so-called Godkin in Slaine Theocracy is still weak against Ainz Ooal Gown. The players in the new world in the past are according to Ainz that he is 600 years far ahead of them are pretty weak. About level 50-60 still impressive to low tier undead like Death Knight and to dragons but against Ainz there nothing but bugs to him. One problem is the World Class Item. A much hindrance to Ainz goal. These world class items are easily handled to the new world inhabitants as they have no level restriction to used and that is a big problem. According to Ainz-sama the World Class Items can be only used to a player with a high ranking level. But in the new world level restriction to World Class. Item to be used doesn't exist or operated. Truly a nuisance and a big problem to Ain-sama. But that doesn't mean he isn't going to give up for the sake of his guild, his guildmates's children and his kingdom the Sorcerous Kingdom of Ainz Ooal Gown.

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    1. The Dragon is lvl 50 it seems and the guys from Theocracy fight against shaltear and survived with out been demigods(blood line of players)

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    2. Also its mentioned in an Intermission that in order to get certain items the Theocracy has to do some "challenge" to get them. So while the lvl restrictions might be gone it's not like ANYONE can just pick it up and use it.

      Also Thank you for continuing to translate this novel. It has become one of my favorites and hope you will continue until this jewel-filled world is Ainz-sama's.

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    3. Maybe you're right the Dragon is level 50. If so players in the past in that world maybe they are beyond that level of the dragons as they almost exterminated there race. I can say they're on a level 60-80. After all YGGDRASIL the game they played was still on the early days of its operation. As it's maximum levels of players are 80 perhaps. Not knowing that those players who played the game on it's early days transported them into the new world making themselves like Gods to the inhabitants. Along the way they carried some World-Class Items that they left behind in that world when they came to the end of there lives and for sought changes the course of history of that world. The "Six Gods" (human players) damaged the minds of some fellow humans in the new world that mankind is the supposed superior race and chosen ones of the gods thus creating the false religion society "Slaine Theocracy". The "Eight Greed Kings" created magnificent castles and kingdoms in there image of there guild and then began eliminating the Dragons, perfectly spreading the Rank Magic casting away the Wild Magic of the Dragons, destroying kingdoms and finally killed each others (must have gone insane). After the fall of Eight Greed Kings comes the reign of terror of the "Demon Gods" (perhaps NPC's of the Eight Greed Kings that went berserk without there masters) that went on massacring and destroying countless civilization until they were defeated by the legendary "13 Heroes" (some of them are players and others strong individuals of the new world like the Platinum Dragon Lord). There are also other players like the "Sage Minotaur" hailed in the East that had brought weird ideas to the new world of household tools like refrigerator, TV, toilet, kitchen utensils that are based on his world (modern type ideas) but he doesn't know how to create or build one. There's one as well in the farthest East the mysterious Underwater City (maybe a player is hidden there going to a deep hibernation).

      These so-called godkins were only to hold much longer against Shalltear when she were in Blood Frenzy. Of course in that state of hers she cannot make a clear ideas to dodge or quickly finished her opponents as she was in so much adrenaline rush. Like eating too much sugar that your blood flow is racing fast in to your head and body.
      They were lucky to used the World-Class Item "Downfall of the Castle and Country" just in time before they're all wipe out instantly against a level 100 NPC. The enemy surely knows they can't actually defeat her that's why they used there trump card at the very last moment.
      And to this "challenge" you spoke of might be "lair bellup" (level-up) that word to the people of the new world mistakenly heard and pronounce in there ways in the past to the players spoken which.
      Given the term "challenge" was the only way to acquired the World-Class Items left behind by the players or had been put in there by the "shitty devs" from YGGDRASIL dumping some of the World-Class Items in the new world.
      The limit of the inhabitants of that world are perhaps level 50 as Dragons too even with there aging-growng power are only limited in there existence. It's not impossible to other strong creatures as well. The "Godkins" children of the players and it's children descendants can only mustered up under level 50 and the World-Class Items can be used in that level.

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    4. Just a quick note, the Frost Dragon Lord was killed with a 10th tier spell. According to the Overlord wiki,

      "The existence of tenth-tier magic was proven by the Nameless Book of Spells and very few individuals like Evileye know about it."

      Yes, the top brass in the Slaine Theocracy is somewhat aware of super-tier magic as 11th tier (something to do with their Godkin or most powerful items), but almost no one living in that world and not from Yggdrasil is aware of or possesses such power.

      I mean, even a hero or top dragon would probably have issues if a hydrogen bomb goes off point blank in their face ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    5. Grasp Heart is an 8th tier spell and one of Ainz's favorite spells, as mentioned in Volume 1.

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    6. To Rei
      - Grasp Heart as told in both the novel and anime is said Ainz's favorite spells. Not an 8th tier spell but a "9th-Tier spell". I know this because I love reading the novel so much. Reading it twice a day in my free time from work.

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      - The Frost Dragon Lord is killed by Ainz's favorite spell "Grasp Heart" a 9th-Tier spell. Volume 1 recounts as said in Ainz's power using it to a mere human knight.
      As for the "Nameless Book of Spells" it is true stated by Evileye that it is proven to that world's inhabitants the existence of a "10th tier Magic". But nobody knows what kind of item it is. It maybe a World-Class Item or the Game's Encyclopedia (stated in Overlord Fandom Wikia as also told in the novel).
      Slaine Theocracy has mistakenly speculated in the Volume 11 Intermission that what Ainz did to show his tremendous power were a 11th tier magic. No they are completely wrong. But it is beyond of the 10th tier magic known as "Over Rank Magic". Normally the levels of magic is up to 10th tier. Over Rank Magic is more like a special ability than a level of magic it is (again stated in Wiki and in the novel by both Ainz and the narration). In YGGDRASIL that kind of power is mostly used in a party wipeout or against a high-leveled monsters when defeated drops a lot of data crystals.
      The Godkins in Slaine Theocracy in now the time of Ainz's arrival are all descendants of the Six Gods children. They possessed least that of the power of there parents. Varying with the left behind magic items by there gods doubled the amount of strength and power they have.

      And by the way why would you brought the idea of a "hydrogen bomb" here?
      This is a fantasy magical game story. It's not a military modern type novel.
      It's true a bomb like that is devastating to the world. But in Overlord story anything is possible as one possessing godlike power can counteract that kind of overwhelming destructive energy. Also there's the World-Class Items that literally upset the balance of the world or a reality breaker.
      You could say that a hydrogen bomb has a wide range devastating area power equipped with a lethal dose of radiation that it is in comparison of a World-Class Item magic power.

      But you know in our today's modern age the bomb used to end in WW2 dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan is least compared to the present technological advanced nuclear bombs. Nuclear bombs now are more deadlier and very destructive in a way you could say,"Oh man.... this is it... there's now way to escape... this is how I die.... (sobbing...sobbing) saved me..."

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    7. My mistake on the tier of "Grasp Heart", though you get my point that it's of a tier beyond anyone's capacity of understanding (were they not from Yggdrasil, etc). I know this is a fantasy/magic genre. My point was that Ainz's power to the people in that world is as modern weapons (e.g. a hand grenade) are to people in the medieval times - no one would believe a fist-sized piece of metal tossed lightly their way could kill multiple people. It's not a nukes versus spells debate.

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  7. Terima Kasih banyak nigel and co...
    Terima kasih banyak Maruyama-sensei... :) :) :) :)

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  8. gracias por la traduccion, alguien sabe cuando sale el volumen 12?

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  9. Thanks for the chpters !!!!!!! Yours are our saviors XD Someone can tellme when go out the vol 12? I cant wait to see the cover Maybe Ainz surrounded by angels and demons in a coffin?

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    1. I think the next volume is probably coming up next year but I don't know how long will be released? Maybe about 3 months or 6 months from now. But I know the author Maruyama-sama would not disappointed his fans and he maybe already researching more knowledge of mythology and legends from acrossed the world and filled his mind with such great imagination so he can used it in the next volume to be written.
      And also I don't think Ainz-sama is dead. It was pretty clear a plan that he and Demiurge come up with when they were having conversation in Chapter 3 Volume 11 when Ainz-sama defeated the Dragon and Quagoa and submit them to his will. After that the two of them spoke each other. Something along the line Demiurge spoken about an idea in the coming winter of there grand plan to let the enemy take the bait.
      If that happens hell will come who dare opposed Ainz Ooal Gown (Hahahahahaha).
      Also in the Epilogue, it's pretty obvious the two Death Knights stationed as guard in Carne Village that Enri had seen standing them in the newly built improve gate and the wall shows that there mighty king is still alive.
      Recalled what happen in Chapter 3 that Ainz saw some traces of squire zombies gnawing on the flesh of some corpse Quagoa and halted returned of being corpse again when the two summoned Death Knights of Ainz-sama fell into there deaths in the Great Rift. Normally when a summoner dies his/her summoned beings will dispersed into nonexistent.
      In the new world situation where Ainz-sama can summon a Death Knight using a corpse that summoned being can remained forever in that world as long it is until it is killed.
      So in a sense if Ainz-sama is dead would his Death Knights would go on a rampage without there link to there master? A summoned being still needs there summoner link mind-mind so that they can understand and make sense to there existenced.
      Without him surely the reanimated corpse Death Knights would gone berserk killing anyone in there sight like those two in Carne Village put by Ainz-sama as the guard in the village.
      Well let just see what happens next in the upcoming volume 12.

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  10. Can somebody share a link to download it for Mediafire or other sites but nt MEGA (Says something about me having used all the free stuff and even with free account and long wait times just cant )

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    1. http://www.vn-meido.com/k1/index.php/topic,1435.msg18932.html#msg18932

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    3. Those ads are not for annoying people. It's there to protect the files from getting DMCA notice.

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    4. so @rautes if you could kindly remove that direct link, that would greatly help in keeping the files safe.

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    5. Thank you for your answer, good page, I made an account there so I cn share too :)

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  11. Thanks a bunch for all your hard work! And thanks for even translating those images. :)

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  12. I'm interested in World-Class Item of Shalltear.
    Please tell me whether it is the item of what kind of effect.

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  13. did you know when the next volume will release?

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  14. thanks for the hardwork, maruyama sensei,and nigel for the translation

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  15. When the next volume? December? January?
    Oh well i just want to know not forcing to release faster~

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  16. ty for the English translation

    I am curious about how "Grasp Heart" spell works. How does it actually kill? Does it kill by inflicting incredibly high burst damage? or is it a conditional percentage based skill?(for example, "Grasp Heart" saps away 100% of enemy life if the target is below lvl 80 but only takes away 15% of life if the target is above or equal to lvl 80) Can it be used to kill a lvl 100 player in one hit as well?(although I don't think this is the case since Ainz is not one of the most skilled pvp players in the world)

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    1. Instal-kill/Death spell. If you've played FF, think "Death (kills the target instantly, but can be resisted)." Basically will kill the target instantly if it is not resisted, if it is, the target is "stupefied."

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    2. I thought that such instant death skills are usually ineffective against fellow players or only conditionally effective under special circumstances for balance reason. And he didn't use it against Shalltear last time either. How can it be resisted anyway?

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    3. Conibhar that would vary from game to game. That would range from simple "x% chance to avoid instant death effect". It might simply be a skill that deals a flat amount of damage that can't be negated in anyway. Maybe that flat damage is enough to kill anyone below a certain level and since Shalltear is level 100 it would mean he had to continuously spam that spell on her to defeat her.

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    4. Conibhar have you forgotten that Shalltear is an undead being like Ainz but a "True Vampire".
      Ainz favorite spell wouldn't hurt her a bit because she is already dead but undead which she doesn't need oxygen, food and water but she need blood.
      Looks like Ainz spell Grasp Heart only works of living things. Whether it's a Giant or a Dragon they're already dead by Ainz deadly technique.

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    5. I'd assume it's something akin to D&D/Pathfinder's Finger of Death.
      (Or Pathfinder's new spell Death Clutch, which immediately had everyone making Overlord references.)

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    6. you cant kill undead with grasp heart because they're not have heart

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  18. We know that world class items have a variety of uses so could it be that there are items which can bring back the dead without the need for a corpse or anything and if so and ainz is actually dead(prbly not) would his race vhange to that of a human or an overlord if there was a world class item with that power to either ressurect and remodel a charachter.

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  19. there is nt date for the vol 12 in japan yet?

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