Chapter 57: Returning to Aressa

The Author left a note at the start and end of this chapter, relating to a double release the day of this chapter’s posting, alongside the reason for it. I won’t bother translating it because there’s no need.

For those of you who don’t find these chapters through my Posts here, note that there’s now another person working with me on Sword-shisho: whey30, otherwise known as Pengu. They’ll be translating on Fridays/Saturdays, while I’ll translate Sun-Thurs.

When I feel like it, that is.

I’ll put a note at the top of the chapter on who the TL and Editor are from now on.

◇ The day after we set out to return ◇

We’ve finally returned to the town of Aressa… But there’s a bit of a commotion at the front gate.

『What’s all the fuss about?』
「Lots of people.」

Certainly, a large number of Humans have gathered. I think I’ve seen them somewhere before, but… Where?

「Knights, huh. What’s goin’ on?」

Cruz’s words jogged my memory. Their armor looks just like the set that Auguste was wearing. In fact, the man leading the group had armor even more luxuriously decorated than his.

「Small fry knights.」
「My my, that’s well said.」
「Hey, wait a minute both of you… Please make sure not to say such things in front of the Knights! The only strong thing about them is their pride!」
「I know, I know.」

I understood as well. To be frank, the public’s impressions of the Chivalric Orders was low, but it wasn’t to the level that they would openly antagonize towards them. Why was it that the Knights themselves picked quarrels despite that fact, I wonder?

『Well, for now… Urushi, make sure to stay quiet, alright?』

It’s already in its miniature form, but Urushi’s still attracting a decent amount attention. It’d be troublesome if the Knights quibbled with us because of this fact.

「Well, it’s fine, isn’t it? The leader seems to be Urs.」

That reminds me, the Guild Master had said that their leader was a respectable man.

Ohh, is that you, Ms. Amanda?」
「Yeah. It’s been a while.」
「Indeed it has! Having you here is quite reassuring!」

He’s quite the lively old man, isn’t he? He’s shorter than Donna, but their expressions are largely the same. 一 He could be described solely with the words ‘Dandy Macho[1]‘.

Name: Urs・Bendoro  Age: 52 
Race: Human 
Job: Shield Knight 
State: Normal 
Status: Level: 50 
HP: 527 MP: 223 STR: 218 END: 274 AGI: 132 INT: 103 MGC: 119 DEX: 122 
Coercion: Lv3, Pugilist Arts: Lv4, Hardening: Lv4, Danger Perception: Lv2, Horsemanship: Lv4, Leadership: Lv6, Shield Techniques: Lv8, Shield Arts: Lv8, Abnormal Status Resistance: Lv4, Spear Techniques: Lv3, Spear Arts: Lv6, Provocation: Lv7, Poison Resistance: Lv7, Magic Perception: Lv2, Vigor Manipulation, END ↑, Fortitude 
Baron, Leader of Aressa's Knights, Defender 
High-Quality Mithril Spear, High-Quality Adamantite Kite Shield, Sturdy Silver Full-Body Armor, Red Lion Mantle, Bracelet of Mental Abnormality Resistance

He seems to be a bit stronger than Donna. However, while Donna is an attack-type Heavy-Warrior, Urs is a defense-type Heavy-Knight.

「Has something happened?」
「Yeah. There was a reaction to the Barrier. It seems that there’s a Demonic Beast of Threat Level C nearby.」
「So you’re heading out to subjugate it?」
「That’s right. First, we have to place restrictions to the outside of the town, then we’ll investigate the surroundings with a fine-toothed comb. We’ve issued a request for support from the Guild, too.」

Hmm. He really is an upright man, isn’t he? He’s something like a stereotypical Knight.

「There’re a lot of young Knights…」
Ah, they’ve joined the order for various reasons. A purge was performed, you see. Once the problematic people disappeared, the motivation from the youngsters increased.」

The ‘problematic people’ stemmed from Auguste, no doubt about it. Once he and his followers disappeared, more proper Knights must have taken their place.

Anyways, a Demonic Beast of Threat Level C, huh? It couldn’t be–

Immediately, the eyes of the Adventurers who participated in the Dungeon investigation turned to Urushi, who sat itself down beside Fran.

Muoo! T-That is… A Demonic Beast? Even if it’s small, what a dreadful amount of magic power…!」
「Most likely, the Demonic Beast you guys detected was none other than Urushi.」
「…… Is it Ms. Amanda’s familiar?」
「Nope. This is Fran’s pet.」
「I see. This young lady…? Hm. Is she perhaps the girl who wields a Magic Sword from the rumors?」

It seems that the name of the before-mentioned Magic Sword wielding girl hasn’t spread.

「Well, if it’s familiar then it’s fine, but… Can you distinguish it somehow?」
「Understood. Next time, wrap with a scarf before passing through. Have to issue a Familiar license later?」
「Got it. How about I just ask you a couple of questions for now, and I’ll write down your answers on the official documentation?」
「Then first, you’re positive this is a Darkness Wolf, correct?」

After taking out a small piece of parchment, Urs starts writing. It seems that an official certificate is absolutely necessary to have a familiar.

「Aーnd… What’s its name?」
「Urushi. And you? What’s your name?」
「Next, what’s it’s gender?」
「…? One moment.」

Hm? That reminds me, I didn’t check that either. It didn’t think about that at all.


Kyaー, Fran, how bold! She just walked behind Urushi, lifted up its tail, and confirmed whether or not anything was there! P-Perhaps it’s simply because she’s a child…? To Urushi, this whole ordeal must be a disaster.

「O-Oh. Is that so.」


After tying a red scarf around Urushi’s neck, we were granted entry into Aressa. In accordance to the Familiar contract, we also received a crest to show that he was tame. It seems it’s meant to be put on a collar or a similar item.

When we arrived at the Adventurer’s Guild, there was a small uproar.

「…… Seriously, this time it’s a C ranked familiar? It’s not like you were a popular topic already or anything.」

Right after opening his mouth, the Guild master threw that sarcasm at us. Still, it can’t really be helped. When any meddlesome Adventurers got in our way to the Guild Master’s office, Urushi returned to its true size and bit their heads. Of course, he didn’t kill them or anything; it was just simple play-biting. They were left half-dead and covered in blood because of it, though.

「And on top of being a Darkness Wolf, it’s a Unique individual? Even though it’s already a rare race…」

What? Unique individual? There’s no way I overlooked something like that. Isn’t Urushi just a regular Darkness Wolf?

「Unique individual? Urushi is?」
「Oh, you didn’t notice? Normal Darkness Wolves have completely jet-black fur, but this fellow has red mixed in at the edges. Because it’s tucked into the scarf, it’s a bit hard to see. In addition to that, it has a Unique Skill. A regular Darkness Wolf wouldn’t have something like that. Even if it was only Level 1, having one means it’s a Unique individual.」

Seriously? I didn’t know about that at all… I had never seen other Darkness Wolves, so I thought Urushi was the norm.

「Well, setting that aside… For accomplishing my request, thank you. With Amanda vouching for your strength as well as the addition of your familiar, people won’t be making light of you anymore. Amanda’s recognition in particular will spread through Merchants and Adventurers like wildfire, so when you arrive at Urmut it’ll probably be a common rumor.」
「Please make sure to take your Guild Card to the reception desk later. It’ll be stamped to grant you entrance to Urmut’s Dungeons.」

Alright, alright! With this, we can do Dungeons.

「Nn. Then, leaving.」
Ahh, may I suggest confirming the status of your Job while you’re there? A Job increase might be possible, after all. Usually it’s 500 Gorudo, but I don’t mind waiving the fee this time. Think of it as a farewell gift.」

A farewell gift, huh… So stingy! We’ll accept it, though.

「Thank you.」
「When will you leave for Urmut?」
「I see. It’ll be a bit lonely.」
「…… You don’t mean it.」
Hahaha. That’s not true. For better or for worse, you’ve impressed me. But, with this, my quiet daily life will return once more.」
「Nn. Take care.」

Seeing Fran lower her head with a *pekori*[2], the Guild Master’s eyes went round. He seems pretty surprised. So Fran can do stuff like this too, huh?


Fuu. I kept being surprised right to the end.」

[1] ‘マッチョ’ = Macho, ‘ダンディ’ = Dandy. Feel free to Google the two separated and/or together.
[2] Denotes lowering one’s head.
[3] Door-slam SFX.

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67 thoughts on “Chapter 57: Returning to Aressa”

  1. Urushi: KYAAA YAMETE KUU~RUSHAI(translated from dog family language)
    Me:*dials police no.* Good day sir there is a seemingly closet hentai dandy macho knight here desu~ and a lolico-*cough* guildmaster “taking good care” of a lil girl requesting to file a case desu~

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        1. *chases meatbun* Can’t escape *takes off Raw Meat costume then puts mask on* Food~ *points finger* Meatbun Hex! 8th Meatbun Sealing Hex!!!*snuggles meatbun* hm better to put it in a box before it rots*chomp* *throws the half eaten meatbun in a rabies meatbun virus strain infested box* hmm better throw it in a nice place *throws box in GM_Rusaku’s working station* Adieu~

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            1. *Approaches Shuff*

              We are still fine *Morgan Freeman Voice*

              And how do you do too~*kiran**does a Armstrong poses*

              [And Gun-chan/Arcadia misses you too~ *inner monolouge* Guhehe Shuff is still alive eh gotta give some rewards *morphs into a whip*]


              1. Good, good. It’s great to see you are doing fine, but will you kindly not whip me as i just walked a total of 22KM and I’m unable to feel my legs.

                (currently camping on the coast)

                Anyways I’ll leave now. Oh and Happy Halloween! 🎃


                  1. (╯°□°)╯*Falls of the raililands and lands on the cold hard floor at the bottom of the building in a pool of blood with rain and lighting showering the city as people and police gather around my cold dead body, people wonder and think who was the killer?”

                    Meanwhile TuskiNoHono plays with Gun-Chan in a far aways place leaving and not careling about the person ge killed. End.


                    1. *shudders* Hey Gun-chan wondern’ that even Shuff-chii is dead he seems narrating~
                      Gun-chan[Eh~ true master lemme check*fires anthrax-warheads* *bang* Hmm master I properly terminated his brain if he’s still alive we need someone with MC Aura to beat him]
                      Nah we can just do this *grabs a translucent gem* SOUL CATCH~! *souls entering gem* there those recent dead souls in a city wide area entered the gem and~Nirvana Flame~ *refined gem instantly* there~ all done :#

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                    2. As my souls hovers inside the gem that had just consumed all the recently dead or killed souls in the city, i find myself trapped and imprisoned with an unknown amount of souls. They ranged from everyday people who had jobs and a family, to the people on the street and even the once more imprisoned cell mates from the prison. They panicked, screamed and yelled for help. But for nought as we remained trapped in the gem.


    1. Seriously though, why should a female (catkin demi-)human be bothered by checking the gender of a dog? Do Earth females get all awkward around male pets too?


    1. *Bakan* is a door-slam. Essentially, the last line (which I assume is the Guild Master) is him reacting to the surprise he got from not only her polite bow, but also the fact that she left in an impolite way.


  2. Could you add a name or a key letter behind the characters sentence to whom is talking within the story? I find it very confusing sometimes as to whom is talking in the first place, other than that thanks for the post, I really do appreciate your work, it means a lot 🙂


    1. Unfortunately, if I did that I’d have to guess who was speaking whenever dialogue came up. Normally, I’d be alright with that, but because those labels aren’t in the raws, I don’t want to overstep my boundaries as a Translator.

      There’s also the fact that some people feel that the names before/behind speech is distracting, and takes away from the immersion, so… I’ll have to say no.

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      1. It doesn’t have to be the full name, just some type of indication as to whom it is, a letter, a symbol, or a kanji character, i don’t know… but if you don’t want to do it that’s fine as well, you are the translate after all.
        To be honest i’m actually pretty happy that even replied to my comment, some suggestions I give to other translators don’t even get a response, I appreciate you magnanimously taking your time to reply to my SMALL suggestion. ^_^

        PS: them caps man >.<


        1. Well, technically speaking, so long as a TL’s hosting on WordPress they should have to look over all the comments — at least the ‘new commentor to the Domain’ ones — to avoid that bell on the top right from being active all the time. Some people might not mind it being active, but I’d imagine most would (at bare minimum the pseudo-OCD people would). The only exception would be if said WordPress is an amalgamation of TL’s (i.e a ‘Group’), in which case only one person’d see all those comments.

          — But anyways, the point I’m trying to get across is that it’s possible that any suggestions you’ve made on WordPress (or other sites with similar comment systems) were read through properly, even if they weren’t responded to.

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  3. Is there any way to get you bored enough to get every chapter in this story translated. Also, thank you for all the chapters you have done so far and any you do in the future.


  4. So I saw the title, “I was a sword when I reincarnated”, while searching for something else and I just had to read this. A day and a half later and I’m caught up. XD So I see that the TL would translate this frequently but hasn’t for awhile; lots of holiday and testing?


    1. Ahh, I was frequent because I was motivated and turned translating every day into a habit. Now, I lack the motivation and have fallen out of the habitual draw to translate.

      From the very start, I had a whimsical schedule that depended entirely on my desire to see the next chapter translated, so… Without that desire, I can’t bring myself to translate.

      Pengu had mentioned he could take over for a while, but I’m unsure of their plans.


          1. You should let pengu translate it and only offer help if you feel like it sorry but I got invested and you’ve done a very good job on it but if you leave on a hiatus while others are willing to work on it why not?


            1. That’s what I did. I passed on the Translation to Pengu with my consent on Discord a couple of weeks ago.

              As Pengu hasn’t released any chapters despite that, you may want to take up the subject with them rather than me.


  5. Thank u always for ur great work…

    — Of course, he didn’t kill them or anything; it was just simple play-biting. They were left half-dead and covered in blood because of it, though. —
    Pfft, ahahahahaha…

    Will waiting for ur come back…


      1. I’m sorry for the slow answer, I switch between novels and read them in batches after letting them build up 50-200chapters, not all have wordpress as comment system.

        It’s not dropped, not sure if those guys that previously translated this novel dropped it or went to a new site, but here you go for chapter 58:
        Up to chapter 61 as of when I wrote this. It’s slow releases though, but it doesn’t seem like it’s dropped 😀 Which is good, because I really liked the mood of this story, it’s lovely and keeps me hooked and looking forward towards what will happen next, more than can be said for most novels.


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