Sunday, May 20, 2018

Overlord Volume 13 Afterword, Credits and Character Sheets


Afterword




Thank you for your hard work, dear readers who have made it all the way here. The hand you held the book with must be feeling heavy, no?
I’m sure you must all have felt the fear of dropping a book on your face when reading while lying down.
Volume 13 is the first Overlord book in history with a pagecount well in excess of 500. What did you think of the contents? I would be happy if even a small portion of the readers felt it was interesting.
However, in truth, it might have been better to split it up into a second and third part instead. Reading the whole thing from start to finish really taxes the brains. Reading chapters 4, 5 and then the intermission before going to sleep might be a better pace. How did you read it, everyone? Ah, a major advantage of dividing it into two books would be the opportunity to enjoy more of so bin-san’s lovely illustrations!
Still, this won’t happen again, so there’s no point thinking about it.


While I kept saying I want to cut the page count, the length of this book ended up being really rough. As page count increases, all the associated work takes more time too, and the schedule keeps slipping. The probability of wrong words also increases, so it seems like there are pretty much no upsides to it.
Next time, I’d like to write a book that’s easier on both the author and the audience.


Now then, while I did say the next volume is in 2019, I’m planning to write something very long before that, so I don’t know how things will actually turn out. Relaxing and waiting helps a lot. The third season of the anime will also come out during that time, so I hope you’ll all enjoy it.


But in truth, I’ve pretty much run out of things to put into the afterword. In the past, when I was a reader and saw the author say he didn’t know what to write, I would think “just write whatever you want”. Now that I’m in the same situation, I can understand what they had to deal with. What would you all write if you were in my position? Honestly… the idea that I don’t need to write these afterwords any more is starting to grow on me!


Now then, I’d like to thank everyone who helped me with this volume. I look forward to working with you in future.


2018 April Maruyama Kugane


Character Sheets




Neia Baraja
Vicious-eyed Fanatic
Vocation: Squire of the Holy Kingdom Liberation Army
Residence: Prime estate in Hoburns (her family home)
Class levels:
Paladin - 2 lv
Sacred Archer 3 lv
Evangelist 2 lv
Founder 4 lv


Birthday: 1st day of the Upper Wind Month
Interests: Telling everyone about how wonderful the Sorcerer King is


Since her character has changed radically, she will be re-introduced. She lost levels from dying, but at the same time she gained levels from surviving the war. Her current character build is the result of losing levels in Servant. She has many incompatible class levels, but given her experiences, this was the only way she could have turned out, no? Neia has not yet realised that she is using a special ability to guide the thoughts of others (AKA brainwashing). Currently, her ability only works on people with emotional trauma, but Neia’s words can save them.




Kelart Custodio
Face of an angel, heart of a demon
Vocation: Highest-ranked priestess in the Holy Kingdom and the head of the priest corps.
Residence: Prime estate in Hoburns (her family home)
Class levels:
Priest - ?lv
High Priest - ? lv
Hierophant - ? lv
etc.
Birthday: 11th day of the Upper Water Month
Interests: Observing people (both the good and bad implications)


In terms of pure divine spellcasting ability, she is the most powerful in the region, surpassing even Blue Rose in that respect. However, this is a national secret, so almost nobody knows about it. She cherishes her family and her best friend (Calca), and she is more aggressive towards people hostile to them than her sister, and she even enacts ruthless, cruel revenge on them at times. She is almost always seen with a smile on her face, but that is little more than a facade. She is always looking for a chance to bring down the nobles who are Calca’s enemies, and one can call her the most frightening woman in the Holy Kingdom.




Caspond Bessarez
The kind prince
Vocation: Royalty of the Holy Kingdom
Residence: Hoburns Royal Palace
Class levels:
Cleric - ?lv
Sage - ? lv
High Noble (normal) - ? lv
etc.


Birthday: 27th day of the Lower Fire Month
Interests: Reading (he seems to like history in particular)


Caspon is an excellent individual, and after realising he could not surpass his even more outstanding sister, he equipped himself with the knowledge to survive in noble society. He had no interest in conflicts over the bloodline, so he ended up yielding his birthright to his little sister. While he does not regret that decision, whether or not he truly accepts his sister’s actions remains in question. In truth, if he had become the Holy King, he would have been better suited to the throne thanks to his willingness to perform underhanded actions. He is is one of the rare few members of the royal family that Kelart does not hate.




Gustav Montagnes
Stomach pains are just something you get used to
Vocation: Deputy commander of the Holy Kingdom Liberation Army
Residence: Prime estate in Hoburns
Class levels:
Paladin - ?lv
Holy Knight - ? lv
Charisma (normal) - ? lv
etc.


Birthday: 27th day of the Lower Wind Month
Interests: He likes small animals


Of the two vice-captains of the paladin corps, his sword skills are inferior, and as a result he is closer to the common man than the other one (though he’s still strong enough that an ordinary person could never defeat him). He gets stomach pains often, but he is very grateful for the fact that magic can cure that easily, so he is thinking of learning divine magic. He bought a house so that he could let his pet Bunnias -- which are rabbits that look like squirrels -- run free. His pets’ names are Milshe-chan and Amonna-chan, and they are important beings that soothe his weary soul.




Beebeezee (Type: heteromorph)
Sparkling Amethyst Body
Vocation: Prince of the Zern
Residence: One of the thousand sinkholes in the northern Abelion Hills
Class levels:
Zern Lord (racial) - ? Lv
Gogyoutsukai (Five Elements User) - ? Lv
Yin Master - ? lv
etc.


Birthday: 98th of Winter
Interests: Listening to stories.


His race has very few males. Therefore, any males who are born are immediately elevated to royalty. Due to their great importance, they are not allowed outside their nests, and it is quite normal for them to spend their lives in a state of house arrest. Thanks to being praised constantly by the masses, he has developed great confidence in his body, to the point of narcissism. Incidentally, his species type is not an error. The Zern have a racial weakness wherein they are affected by spells that are only effective against specific races, hence their mis-classification as demihumans. They are actually heteromorphs.




Bellriver


Big Eater


As a magic swordsman, he was the type who switched between swords and spells. However, he was a jack of all trades but a master of none, so during the guild’s glory days, he was often a second-choice pick as a party member. That said, he was good in a fight, and his ability as a gamer was quite high. In the real world, he learned some ominous information about the megacorporations which ruled the world and was killed in an accident to seal his lips. The information he possessed made its way into the hands of a certain someone.


Credits


Volume 13 could not have been translated into English without the help of the tremendously industrious workers on Baidu, who sacrificed their time, sleep and health to turn 552 pages of Maruyama’s prose into Chinese, which I could process much faster. Without further ado, these are the people who made it possible.


And of course, turning it from CN to EN would not have been possible without the following people, who spotted all the mistakes I glossed over because I was TLing shit at 2 AM in the morning or in between battery replacements at work:


Aardvark
Illya
Ainz
Perdi
MPT
MNH
Dasray_1911 (sorry I missed you out)


And the many, many people who emailed in corrections so I could take action on them. Thank you all, and enjoy Season 3!



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121 comments:

  1. SASUGA! Nigel and co.

    SASUGA™

    CFW for the "long content"

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  2. Thank you so much guys. you guys are the best <3

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    1. In Volume 12. Volume 12 is "Paladin of the Holy Kingdom | First Part", Volume 13 is "Paladin of the Holy Kingdom | Second Part".

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  4. I was always sasugasmed by you, nigel-sama. By the way, i almost forgot the phrase you usualy brought on previous volume, like puppet whose string has been cut. Please bring that phrase once more next time :p

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    1. Wow, now there is new plague named "Sasugasmed" wkwkwkwk
      Yes and hello there "masbro" hehe :D

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    2. Actually, it was mentioned once.
      I believe it was during the beginning siege, after a ballista projectile killed someone.

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  5. Someone please make the pdf versio pleasee😣 and as always THANK YOU NIGEL&TEAM 😍😍

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  6. pdf version please thanks Nigel

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  7. I wonder what this 'something long' maruyama-sensei is going to write?

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  8. Thank you Nigel , thanks to all you people who made posible for us read this novel

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  9. In Ulbert's character sheet it talked about him meeting with "someone who could be considered evil" irl around the time that Yggdrasil ended.

    Also, in Takemikazuchi's sheet it mentioned how Takemi wanted to surpass Touch Me, but the "insurmountable wall disappeared" leaving his sword without a target. This could be taken to mean that Touch Me was also silenced.

    I'm starting to think that Yggdrasil shutting down may have been from the information Ainz Ool Gown had. Of course Momonga seems totally unaware.

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    1. Going by Ulbert's dialogue and lore it might. Ulbert considered himself a looser (sweatshop job + other bad fortune) and Touch Me a winner (good job, wife, kids, apparently born on money) that being, Touch Me could have been a fairly high exevutive who's morals led him to involve himself in stuff that ticked off the wrong crowd.

      Wouldnt be too farfetched that half the guild was on some conspiracy and Momonga never catched on. Could Ulbert's character sheet reffer to an evil someone involved?

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    2. Maybe this new world is related to the shady things that the corporations were doing, i mean, i know the Overlord Earth is screwed, but why bother mentioning it? Maybe Susuki is trapped in this world to silence him, the corporations didn't kill him because the world community was on their trail and leaving more "convenient" deaths represented a riak for them, a hidden plot from the real world. Now, i know Maruyama said (somewhere i don't remmber) that the story would have a happy ending, but that could be translated to "the corporations get destroyed but Susuki dies along this fantasy world" i don't know, it seems like an Alex Jones conspiracy, but now that we know Maruyama is planning on writing another story IN the Overlord universe, then maybe it would be related to the real world, i mean, Doki Doki literature club is doing that exact same thing, there's another game/plot behind the main game, a precursor to the actual thing, but that thing is more troubling, who knows? I only hope im still alive to find about it, damn Maruyama sensei got me hooked up real good.

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    3. Keep going I want more I nfo from you. I like your thinksing go into more detail...

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  10. Sasuga Nigel and co!
    Thank you for your hard work spreading Ainz-sama's glory to the masses!

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  11. It's been a great ride. Hope time will go by fast for volume 14.

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  12. Thank you for your hard work!

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  13. You guys really are the best people on the internet

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  14. The megacorporations that rule the world, will now become part of the story?

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    1. They kind of already are, they're part of the reason Ainz got so into this game.

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    2. Its getting more and more likely that the Brainjacking scenario is real. Im not happy about this.

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    3. Very unlikely and lets just wait in the next volume which seem a foreboding arc in Suzuki Satoru world before his intro in the New World. Could be related stuff to conglomerates and YGGDRASIL connection of its real purpose other than just a game.

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  15. Just wondering: I've just compiled all the chapters into PDF, and only got 277 page with times new roman 13 ... Did I missed something? How comes 550 pages becomes 277 pages?

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    1. I'm fairly certain the actual book has huge spaces between the lines and problem large fonts.

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    2. Would you share the PDF ?

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    3. My collections only until 10. Pls share Icbp2009-sama. 🙏

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  16. black: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iFyQtpcGZ-aXaippqxgTmDKv9Cda6C-m/view
    white: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14mlDOdRclIbDlRwKSPirmE4e5uTVuo9v/view
    didnt make these
    got them from reddit
    link here: https://www.reddit.com/r/overlord/comments/8kg3qy/v13_pdfs/

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    1. Thanks, also do you have recollection these type of pdf of overlord from previous volume?

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    2. I know it's a bit late, but novel planet has them all, and other reddit pages have them too

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  17. cd drama making mony of ainz when we have english ?

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  18. Sasuga nigel and Co.
    Thanks for giving me something enjoyable to read....
    Thanks a lott 👍👍

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  19. Great job, thank you very much for one more volume.

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  20. I feel like the author is really messing with the anime production crew with this book.

    "Oh, you're making an anime of it? Well if you get this far, here's a couple dozen new non-human species, most of which I will describe in three sentences or less. Also, make a literal purple grub speak and show emotion for several important scenes you can't gloss past. And while you're at it, don;t forget that this one guy fights with severed heads, and this other one uses a human flail, and don;t forget all the dozens of people burning alive. Have fun!"

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    1. They should already be reading DnD Monster Manuals to know whats coming.

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    2. @boag hopefully. As for me, i dont have any idea what a female zerg would looked like with just that simple explanation.

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  21. Japan > Chinese > English > Indonesia

    So, I read LN that have been translated three times

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    1. Indeed, still I am bit confused, while we all agreed English Translation make futher translate to another Lang become more easier, is it true Ch translate make it easier to translate to Eng from Jp ver? In my opinion Chinese is more dificult than Japanese..
      Again, I might be wrong, just opinion

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    2. Depend on your level of knowledge in each language.

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    3. I've heard that translations from Chinese to English pose a big problem when we're talking about verb tenses, and that translators have to rely heavily on context, but Nigel's translation feels so fluid that I never doubted it. Apart from the verb tense thing, translations from Chinese seem easier than from Japanese, or at least that's what I've heard from friends that studied both Chinese and Japanese.

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    4. I see, I guess its making sense, thank you guys

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    5. Though I do not know either, I am aware that chinese only has one writing system, while japanese has 3 (and they are used together as far as I know)
      And the chinese system, kanji, can often have one symbol depicting a whole word, so someone that has a large knowledge of the written language could make translations much faster.

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    6. If you refer to Kana, I think they are not that hard since its only consist of several character. On the contrary, Kanji (both Jap or Ch) have so many character (more than 1000). my statement are pointed at Kanji, as far I know Ch Kanji are more complicated than Jap, well in this field Im not so sure so fix me if I did mistake..

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    7. Since Chn kanji are more ancient, I think there are a lot more character, thus a lot harder to remember, dont you think? Again correct me if wrong

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    8. Ch kanji = more than 20000 (without the really ancient ones)
      Jp kanji = 2100 aprox. (just the ones you learn in school)
      The japanese kanas make easier to understand the context of each phrase.
      In ch kanji, there are combinations of kanjis who change totally the meaning of a phrase.

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    9. Like I said, isnt it make Ch kanji harder than Jp?

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  22. Great job and thanks as always to Nigel and his associates for the hard work.
    Looking forward to the next volume from the Maruyama sensei. 😊

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  23. thank to (Aardvark - Illya - Ainz - Perdi - MPT - MNH) and of course to the special member of the great tomb of nazarick nigel-sama.
    I hope that the next novel covers the arc of the loli dragon

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    1. Ahh, she is almost forgotten. I agree with this

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  24. Im guessing Maruyama will either bring the Shadowrun Earth into the fold at the end of the series, or not do so at all, these pieces he keeps giving us with each of the 41 are really starting to paint a bad picture. Did the guild really fall apart because of personal reasons, or where they targeted? HeroHero wasnt worked to death enough before when the Guild was in its heyday so what could have changed so suddenly? The scenario that one of the Megacorps just Jacked Satorus Brain and put his conciousness in a new game, while his body was used to take out the people with the sensitive info is getting more and more real.

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    1. Even in the not the far fling of the future that is just bullsh*t. I really don't like people like you who only spoiled fun of people liking an isekai stories to yours blah blah blah matrix crap.
      YGGDRASIL might be its true purpose is to search new realities outside the confine of theirs with dirty and disturb atmosphere full of pollution and wretchedness. And the timing of the shutdown may have proven their theory about it of possible multiverse which left to see players remaining to the end shuttled and brought to a possible new world.
      Something big is definitely going on and is not scenario with brain blah blah blah crap but a conspiracy of this megacorps taking in scientifically steps to other worlds to invade and colonize. You must understand if you see in fandom about the former world Ainz lived is not Earth-like anymore but an aftermath of a desolate world from pollution and desecration of nature from man-made. So instead of doing hard space exploration and finding new planets to settle. They're going by quantum physic in varying other dimension to find a habitable place to lived.

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    2. Are you familiar with Shadowrun, what the did you think I meant when I said Shawdowrun earth? you think Transdimentional Transportation is a simpler explanation than Brain Jacking which has been specifically mentioned in the series?

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    3. In all honesty, I hope he doesnt go the "Matrix" route because it will ruin the whole series making it one that I absolutely love to one I just loathe.

      My own reason as to why the matrix route will ruin the series is because it will make everything that has happened in the new world meaningless and boring. Wooptie-doo Ainz, you took over a fake simulated virtual world. GG. It was all just a giant simulation ran and orchestrated by the big evil corporations, how interesting and fascinating...not.

      On the other hand if the new world is an actual real world in another dimension, then it opens up so many possibilities and questions to wonder about. How and why where all of these players transferred to this new world? How does the time of their transfer affect when they will show up? How many players have been transferred in total and do they all lead to this particular world or are there more worlds out there? Perhaps they were transferred to another part of the planet? Are there actual gods in this new world? (Ainz believes that there are no actual gods but that its all just different energies people tap into. Even so perhaps there are gods there but not in the conventional "entity" form we all think of) Do the big corporations know about these incidents and if they do how will they be involved in all of this? If the old world somehow comes into play, how will the technology and weapons of the 22nd century scale and fair when up against all the different tiers and forms of magic as well as all the different resistances? etc. Not to mention that everything that has happened will have actually mattered because, you know, its all real.

      Again, if it DOES turn out to be the matrix scenario then alright hope you and everyone else hoping/thinking for such a twist, enjoy it very much. I personally will despise it but there is nothing wrong with other people feeling happy and enjoying said outcome.

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    4. The matrix route would awfully downside a lot. I mean a lot to the whole Nazarick characters we love are all nothing. For me the characters I love the most of Nazarick of Ainz's guild. Outside aren't my interest as many parts are just scummy humans.

      I don't really think so about it and maybe none won't matters that even Ainz won't think about it. What he feels and like are reality or not. After all back then, his real world was YGGDRASIL, not the real life he lives that nothing but work and eat. In the fandom Overlord, it has details of the "World of 2138" where originality our papa bone MC lived before. You would know why he loved the game more than anything else other than just the friends he met as his family. Not just him but many that were in state of 'escapism' since real life in there is harsh and unfair.

      I think that YGGDRASIL was a secret experiment behind its true background that lies the individual's playing it of their brain injected with nanotech to managed to log-in. I'm not saying about matrix but transferring the consciousness in the digital realm which by then Transdimensional quantum warping in the multiverse as it is the setting of YGGDRASIL with its branches and roots to other worlds. The real bodies are lost but the consciousness are not which host to another body to the characters they played. I'm not going to all discuss about it since that take too long and no measure accuracy. Even I think so the author won't go that path as all other isekai stories with some in MMORPG no details about the transmigration of people to another world.

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    5. The way the story is going so far the Matrix route is not very feasible, as the story has been written in multiple perspectives, and really doesn't make sense if it's all just Ainz's own brain simulation. Also putting so much emotions and inner thoughts in different characters also kind of breaks the whole Matrix feeling to the story, I mean sure the author can still try to force the Matrix route by saying the simulated world is just that advanced, but in reality the issekai route is possibly much more realistic, with the members of Nazarick created based on their original stats, but fitted into the world they landed on being a world closest to Yggdrasil.

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    6. oh hell with that.
      All of these conspiracy theory are ruining the story.
      You what happen to author that deliberately ruining his own masterpiece with this kind of bullshit?

      Anyway, thing s will not ever going to the direction of whatever you lot said and speculated. because it's simply ruining this whole series. The story wil simply focused in this yggdrasillike world, and that's it.

      Maybe it will written as "fanfic" or twitter short story. But in no way in hell it will actually included in main story. It's totally unamusing.

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    7. Uh where did you get the idea for these theories? You get one little detail and all of a sudden you have this turning from isekai with magic to a full flung sci-fi.

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  25. where I get the full pdf?
    thank you very much for the excellent work I've always been fascinated by your translations

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  26. What kind of ominous info Big Eater got from megacorporation anyway? Something like in YGGDRASIL? The connection of the true purpose of the game as that of a veil but true purpose is to connect some worlds? Real possible other worlds?

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    1. Whatever he got, was enough to get the Megacorps to hunt him down, maybe the Megacorps thought that Ygg was being used to trade deep secrets and shut it down early.

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  27. to nigel and all the people that make this translation possible thank you

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  28. Thank you nigelsama and team ,your hard work will be in the history of internet
    Let us wish a long life for all of us, author, translator, and reader ,so that we as community will see the end of this story will a satisfied grim on our faces

    Btw.... I would bang Remidios and Her sister, kelart...

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  29. Nigel-sama our savior, thank you
    (シ_ _)シ

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  30. I literally shed tears after finished reading the entire volume. Praise to Maruyama-sensei for writing this masterpiece, so-bin-sama for illustrating its beauty and last but not least nigel-sama for bringing this for us poor peasants. Praise be, praise be, long live Ainz Ooal Gown.

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  31. If anyone is interested i've put those traduction on the characters pages:

    https://imgur.com/a/AuNGwHc

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    1. I thank you greatly, came here looking for just that.
      Can't quite feel right unless I collect all of these in order.

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  32. Really hard work thanks nigel

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  33. how can anyone possibly not binge read this in one go :D i know i certainly couldn't only read 2-3 chapters

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  34. I have neither the slightest idea if what I am about to post here is appropriate. However, should my post be deemed as improper then feel free to take it down. This is my way of thanks for the people who have worked in this masterpiece as well as it’s translator/s like Lord Nigel :)

    An Amateur Overlord Fanfic of Mine.
    Idle Talk...
    Days have passed since the triumph of the Obsidian Hero of Death over the Sultan of Carnage and Evil. Yet, there seems to be no end to the clamors of praises from the Holy Kingdom's citizens for the heroic Ruler of Death, a sovereign not even of their own nation or kind. The honor guards, who were molded by the powerful sermons of a devout squire, had been graced to walk alongside their benevolent idol.

    The Sorcerer King, Ainz Ooal Gown, was not in his usual black robe which seemed to be cut meticulously from the darkness of the night. In its place, he wore a silky white robe to which all ivory pale in comparison. His robe was intricately woven with finely thin and pure gold which exude the paragon of royalty. That, coupled with the white feathers adorning his collar emphasizes his command over the divinity of the heavens.

    These guards have spoken to their fellow men of the sincere humility of this magnanimous being as this greater-than-life ruler had shared with them his fascination for even the trivial simplicities of life to which most tend to overlook. Instead of flaunting his greatness upon others, an understandable trait found to those who rule above men, the Overlord expressed his curiosities to the ordinary lives of the men who accompanied him. For a sovereign king whose charisma are as potent as his matchless wisdom and might to express genuine interest towards the simple nuances of their lives had actualized the very fibers of their existence.

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    1. The irony of it all, that these people have felt more alive in the company of this undead rather than their former Holy Queen who seemed to be worlds apart from them. With their invaluable experiences being with this ruler, they have regarded their own queen as nothing more than an over-embellished ornament fulfilling the sole purpose of decorating the failed nobility of their kingdom. This interpersonal detachment from their own queen and nobles made it easier for the common folk to embrace the Undead King who had treated them as if they were his own children.

      Now, this benevolent king, along with his contingent of devout admirers, were heading to the archery training grounds to meet certain squire. This person goes by the name of Neia Baraja, one whose pursuit of power knows no bounds within the Kingdom even surpassing that of the brutish and now deranged Paladin Captain. A testament to her pious faith towards her newly found "Justice". The moment he stepped foot within the area, he was immediately greeted by elated enthusiasm of the men and women and gathered around him. Not to be bested by them, the Sorcerer King's squire used her agility and speed to reach the ruler she so respected before anyone else. Unlike the others, she had been equipped with magical items bestowed to her to which she would shamelessly and unhesitatingly exploit to secure her rightful position at his side.

      Just as these people were about to genuflect before him, the Sorcerer King had raised his hand and told them that they did not need to do so. His words were soft and gentle yet contain a powerful sense of authority and care akin to a mother assuring her children their smiles alone mean the entire world to her. Once again, these group of admirers had failed to contain their tears and wept copiously for the largesse of this Supreme Being.
      After the overlord had expressed his thanks, he slowly walked towards the grassy fields basked in the magnificent rays of the sun as well as the gentle breeze of the cool air. Unexpected, and perhaps shocking, to the people with him, the Sorcerer King sat on the dirt and grass filled plains. Everyone was frantic. This is remotely an appropriate place for their beloved hero to sit. Moreover, his divine garments would be stained with dirt.

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    2. "Your Majesty! Please, we beg you to stand! We shall have a proper seat ready for you!", Miss Baraja exclaimed who spoke for the concerns of the people.

      "Again, I shall forego with such formalities. It is my turn to beg all of you to allow me to sit and relax this way every now and then.", the Sorcerer King said, gently dismissing the trivial concerns of his newly found companions.
      "Instead, allow me to invite all of you to gather around and sit with me here. If you do not mind, I am in the mood to humor all of you with my simple take on life. After all, you have shared with me your joys and sorrows in life. It is only proper that I have shared you mine."

      Their rational faculties had made them reluctant to do so not because of their fear for the Undead King but because they felt the wrongness of doing so. That of being further graced by his limitless generosity for having to listen to the reflections of an absolute sovereign firsthand. And yet, they still complied. A sign that they gave in to their temptation to even know more about their idol. A commoner being allowed this much audience by a royalty, a king no less, was something unheard of. Of course, this is only possible if he were a King of Kings who sat atop the highest clouds.

      Before he spoke, the Overlord took a long pause to savor the nature around him and the infinite expanse of the daylight sky above him. He had done this as the calmness and beauty of the nature around him, following the heated war, had fondly reminded him of his former nature-loving companion Blue Planet. In good mood, the Sorcerer King decided to share this with his new acquaintances in memory of his guild mate.

      "People of the holy kingdom, I express my sincerest gratitude for allowing an undead such as myself to have the privilege of your company." the Sorcerer King had wholeheartedly said.

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    3. What was he saying? The humility of this man. We were the ones who have been saved by his unparalleled mastery of power from the Evil Incarnate that is Jaldabaoth. On top of it all, he had personally provided food and clothing for the victims of the war with his sovereign might as the ruler of the Sorcerer Kingdom. To ask for his thanks would be akin to spitting on the face of a generous benefactor. The heavens would surely punish us should we demand for more. Modesty should have their limits.

      Everyone had these thoughts in their minds but could not vocalize them as their words may rudely interrupt the reflections of this Wise King. Instead, they had expressed these in the form of their tears.
      "I love life..." he said. "I had done what I did because I felt it was the right thing to do. The beauty of this nature before us reminded me of how precious life is. Because of this, I have burdened myself with the purpose of loving all forms of life without distinction as if they were my own children."

      His skeletal face made it hard for people to recognize his expressions but his words as well as his delivery of them contain a soulful promise even more vivid than the dawn of spring. A universal contrast considering these words came from an un-life existence. Truly this undead overlord was the ultimate parody of life.

      The squire closed her eyes recounting the sorrows the Sorcerer seemed to have felt when he was forced to take the life of a helpless victim during their raids.

      "However, this world is far from perfect. Because of this inconvenient truth, I am forced to implement unsavory methods to attain my goals. This is the true burden of a king, to dirty himself by treading beyond the bounds of morality so that the people need not do so. I am no way a perfect king and I should not be revered as such. Perhaps I am saying this for my fellow ruler Prince Caspond. He too is a being who is far from perfection and he may even be confronted with the same moral conundrum as I am. Therefore I hope that all of you would extend your help to your ruler in rebuilding your nation back to its former glory."

      Of course all of the people present have lost their faith on their own oligarchs. Even before the war, these nobles could only give them doctrines of human supremacy above other inferior beings. These antiquated ideologies of their precedent rulers could not even fill the bellies of the commoners below them as if they did not exist. Regardless, this Sorcerer King, with his boundless compassion had made his concerns clear for the welfare of the citizens and their government not even of his own.

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    4. Needless to say, they were moved by his words. The squire, who could only hold her silence for long, finally spoke.
      "Your Majesty, please tell us your desire. Whatever it may be, we will fully comply no matter how amoral they may be. We shall dirty ourselves for your cause even if we have to grind our bones to the dust and plunge ourselves to the depths of hell."

      The eyes of these people have shown a burning desire for this shared will. Their loyalty towards the Sorcerer King had become as solid as diamond. This passion could only be found in zealous martyrs ready to die for the gods they believe in.

      Before the Sorcerer King spoke, he looked through the hills which terminated the vast horizon of the plains as if glory awaits him there. "My desire is simple. To unify all living beings, humans and demihumans, under my flag so that my people, my beloved children could live in harmony."

      Then, with a long pause followed by soft and solemn voice which was infused with the unrelenting promise of a King, he said "When the world had finally attain everlasting peace, I shall abdicate from my throne and walk alone towards those hills and sit atop them so that I may watch the sun rise on a grateful universe."

      Unbeknownst to the Sorcerer King, the people had come to realize within the depths of their soul an unassailable truth. He was not an omnipotent and eternal undead being who rose to the ranks of a king through eons of untold struggles but that of a Heavenly God who stooped down to the levels of a mere king to shower the living with his divine mercy.


      Of course, Ainz had stated all of these, with a little inspiration from a forgotten superhero movie, for an impromptu speech for impact as practiced countless times within the confines of his chambers. This was to avoid further unnecessary responsibilities which could be placed upon him by the Holy Kingdom, and perhaps even his own retainers. However, it was too late rectify this irreparable damage.

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    5. Interesting, but who is Obsidian Hero of Death or the Sultan of Carnage and Evil? You should clear who is who in that part, I guess

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    6. "So that I may watch the sun rise on a grateful universe"

      "With a little inspiration from a forgotten superhero movie"

      Wow.

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  35. So good😍... Is that it😯?!?! More in 2019😩??? Exams in 5~ hours😱... Why did I decide to read this whole volume today of all days😲!? Someone help me😭!!

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  36. Nigel you are almost like Santa coming every year with gifts that I am eagerly waiting for, thank you very much for all the work and also to the collaborators who helped. The story is fantastic, simply addictive. I think now I'll just reread to try to contain the addiction until 2019...

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  37. spanish, muchas gracias, te pasaste y solo me tarde 1 dia en leerlo todo, gracias

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  38. SASUGA Nigel-Sama Thanks you for all Hard Work.Plase Dont leave alone us.

    İ love u

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  39. Thanks for your hard work, without you I would have to wait years before reading the novel!
    I gave you a donation but I don't know if it worked (since you removed the link after due to some problem with PayPal).
    Anyway, I will be here for the next volume as always!

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  40. Hope Netflix adapted this story into a series, or better yet an entire Cinematic Universe.

    The anime route is just too low profile (and often the story and quality are compromised) for this awesome greatness.

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  41. I appreciate the time and effort you guys have put in doing this translation thanks.

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  42. bellrivers story pains me i feel like i can really connect with him rip and his story happens in real life to... silenced for discovery of scandal

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    1. well what happened to him might have also happened to ainz (suzuki satoru) i.e. trapped in a game world for covering up dangerous information to be leaked but only time will tell.

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  43. Thank you so much for this, Overlord really is something worth it of reading, I don´t know what plot will be in the next arc, but I will be waiting to see you traduction.

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  44. Wow cant wait to read the next volume

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  45. Thank for the tl Nigel. As always, a really good volume. Especially the way they tried to do marketing the runeweapons, those parts were hilarious 😂.

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  46. Thank you for the hard work!! Anyone got a Epub of this volume? Grateful for a link/download. THANKS!!!

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  47. i think bellriver's page actually gave clues as to how the people who are likely getting close or posses corporate scandalous information are getting silenced. suzuki satoru a.k.a Ainz might have been trapped in this game because he got close to knowing something he shouldn't. btw thanks for the chapter

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  49. Does anyone know when vol 14 will be done? Just out of curiosity.

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  50. I got PDF of all le volumes ... Just saying anyone want them you may seek me out on fb

    Though I got a confession to make ik lit of ppl been following the novel for years
    And I just started a month ago
    Though I regret not listening yo my friends recommendations to overlord years ago

    Its so unbelievably awesome story, I originally started in the anime and I totally caught me from that first episode and after finishing the 2 seasons of the anime my curiosity was not yet satisfied so yea I stumbled upon the novels and read them everyday at every hour possible till this point ...

    Idk about you ppl but I really really love vassilisa entoma zeta

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  51. Thank you so much for translating this , you could call me a anime only person , but after watching the anime , something inside me screamed to know for more , and so I began my journey trought my first novel called overlord and I'm sad cause now I have to wait for more T_T , really thank you

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    1. I know the feels. For Overlord s1 and s2, I never once thought about reading the LN. I couldn't say the same when s3 came out. Manga wasn't enough, I became thirsty for more, I tell ya.. Lol

      It's always sad when you've already caught up with the latest and have to wait for the next. Btw, I saw people from FB promoting to buy BR and LN copies of this from the official site and they're saying if we want s4 we need to buy from there.

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  52. Thank you so much, now i can get a real good sleep after reading this beautiful novel from start to finish. Once again than you so much

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  53. I honestly can't stop reading this novel I stared watching the series and was so impatient I stared readding and can't stop it's incredible I can't wait for the volume four ������

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    1. Well, this is just my opinion but the anime is kinda dull if compared to the marvelous novel, many fact and "subarashi point" was amiss in the anime, afterall I think the charm point of Overlord and what make Overlord was amazing is not the epic battle but its "Subarashi Point" itself, iykwim

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  54. Please the release date of volume 14 I can't wait

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  55. "In the real world, he learned some ominous information about the megacorporations which ruled the world and was killed in an accident to seal his lips. The information he possessed made its way into the hands of a certain someone."

    This got me thinking about how Yggdrasil was probably owned by a megacorporation and that perhaps they had secrets about another world...

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  56. Anyone got any idea when's v14 gonna be released? Aaaaaahhhhh!!! This is too damn good!

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  57. And so I've caught up.
    And now I'm sad.

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  58. Any news for the next chapter?

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