Chapter 8: My first time using Magic

Just so you guys are aware, I’m also considering translating another work titled: Demon Noble Girl ~Tale of a Gentle Demon~

Or, rather than ‘considering’ I should say ‘I’ve already started’. The chapters are a bit longer than Sword-bro chapters, so I’m working on them bit by bit — but Sword-bro is much easier to translate.

It must have something to do with the fact that this writing style doesn’t have a lot of long sentences, so it’s easier on the machines… Well, anyways.

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It’s the day after I killed the Lesser Wyvern.

I rose to the sky and looked for the Pedestal; because it’s daytime, I can see farther, so I thought I’d have better luck finding it.

My suspicion turned out to be true, as I can see the pedestal a considerable distance away. It was terrible of me to leave it so far behind, so I planned to return to the pedestal immediately.


With that, I flew to the pedestal in great haste. I encountered Demonic Beasts along the way, but I pierced through all of their Magic Stones immediately; they were delicious. For me, who experienced heated combat with the Wyvern last night, lower leveled Demonic Beasts are no longer a match.

The farther away from the Pedestal, the stronger the Demonic Beasts seem to become. Conversely, the Demonic Beasts are weaker the more one approaches the Pedestal.

Surely, this is caused by the strange Magic which spreads out of the Pedestal. Perhaps it was set that way as a sort of Barrier. Because I had been using MP a lot recently, I was able to get that sort of feeling from the area. I don’t know who made such a thing, though. I wonder if it was my creator?

Anyways, I managed to arrive before even one hour passed thanks to charging straight with all my power. In the end, moving during the day is the most efficient.

Although I was only gone for one night, I missed this place. It feels comfortable to be in the presence of the Barrier.

Uooー! Pedestal! I’ve returned!』

With that, I dive into the pedestal.

*supo* [1]

Mm, with this I can relax. It’s very calming inside of the Pedestal. After all, this place is my home. This Pedestal is a space of healing.

Fuu. At last I can take a breath〜』

For a while, I spend time simply looking up at the clouds. Ahh, I feel at ease.

Taking breaks is quite enjoyable.

Fufufufu…… Aーhahahaha! At last! I’m no longer just a simple sword, Jo**!』[2]

Yes, because I have Magic.

During yesterday’s Goblin extermination, I obtained the Fire Magic Skill from a Goblin Mage. THE long-awaited Magic.

『Fire Magic set.』

Preparations complete.

I focus my consciousness. I’ve used Skills many times, so I should be able to use Magic one way or another. That’s what I thought, but —

『Nothing’s happening.』

I just don’t understand how to use Magic. After letting out a groan, nothing happened. That’s all.

『Why? Is it a lack of Magic Power? No, that Goblin Mage didn’t seem to have more than me… For the time being, maybe I should try setting all the Mage’s Skills.』

After setting Minerology, Leadership, Staff Arts, Quarterstaff Arts, Fire Magic, MGC ↑ Low, and Magic Manipulation, I prayed for success. With that, a number of images appeared.

Fire ・Arrow and Fire ・Shield? Then, I’ll choose Fire ・Arrow.

If it’s going to be my first spell, it has to be Attack Magic!

『Ohh, the image of the incantation appeared.』

I try reading the incantation, which floated into my mind, out loud. As I did so, I could feel Magic Power drain from my blade.

『Fire ・Arrowー!』

*shuon* [3]

An arrow made out of flame appeared in the air in response to my shout.

『Oh? Ohhh?

The finished flame arrow then flies like a genuine arrow into the distance. The spell was a success.

Aーhahaha! Success!』

The Fire Arrow’s power was only to the degree that it burnt some ground. It it’s like that, then it would be 100 times better to just rush in myself — but it’s different. The important thing is that I was able to use Magic all on my own.

『Then, onto the next! Fire ・Shield!』

A small buckler of flame is produced.

『Hmm. But how strong is it?』

I use Telekinesis to throw a stone. I’ll test it using power only to that degree. It’s thrown at about 130㎞/hour, I’d guess? The Shield properly prevents it. After that I throw the 2nd, then the 3rd.

The Shield managed to prevent the third shot, then disappeared. It might be able to prevent arrows, but it’s doubtful it would be effective against swords or axes.

Well, that’s the extent of its usefulness, it seems.

After that, I played with magic for a short while. The MP consumption is ~5 for both spells, so if I were to improve them continuous use should be possible.

『Fire・Arrow! Fire・Arrow! Hyahhoー!』

I calmed down only after ~30 minutes passed. A couple of shrubs looked like they caught on fire, but that might just be my imagination.

Fuu. That reminds me, I still have to properly inspect these Skills.』

I’ll only be setting the Skills needed to use Magic, so first I remove any Skills that seem unrelated.

The ones remaining were: Staff Arts, Quarterstaff Arts, Fire Magic, MGC ↑ Low, and Magic Manipulation.

『These two don’t seem that related.』

I removed Staff Arts and Quarterstaff Arts.

『Fire ・Arrow!』

It seemed to activate without a problem. Next, I should exclude MGC ↑ Low.

Again, I could still use Magic. Next, Magic Manipulation. At that point, I only had it and Fire Magic set.

『It can’t be used.』

I set Magic Manipulation once again.

『Fire ・Arrow.』


It seems that Magic Manipulation is required to use Magic. I’ll have to make sure it’s set from now on; that way, I won’t have to be worried if I get another skill with a similar name to Fire Magic.

『Maybe I should also set Vigor Manipulation? Magic Manipulation is needed for Magic, so I wonder what Vigor Manipulation is used for?』

The Skills that I received from the previous owner of Vigor Manipulation — the Goblin King — are: Coercion, Sword Techniques, Sword Arts, Leadership, Raise Morale, Shield Arts, Provocation, Throwing, Ambition, and Vigor Manipulation.

It it Sword Arts? No, there’s no new techniques related to the Sword. — What’s this?

After inspecting Sword Techniques, I found that it allowed usage of techniques with Vigor Manipulation. The techniques seem to be MP-consuming abilities for Warriors to use.

There’s Double ・Slash, which creates a twin attack and Heavy ・Slash, which is something like a certain-kill technique. These are also quite interesting.

『Shall I try them immediately?』

If I have stronger techniques, then I can fight against stronger Demonic Beasts. The benefits will also apply to regular hunting.

『Goblin hunting has already been completed, so maybe I should go on a little excursion?』

[1] Essentially the sound of sliding into something — in this case, it’s Sword-bro sliding into the Pedestal.

[2] Reference to Dio from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. Thanks to R1CK_D0M for pointing that out!

[3] The sound of something being generated, I think.

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21 thoughts on “Chapter 8: My first time using Magic”

    1. I know, right~

      It’s been a long time since it’s been updated, and it was adorable as hell. I’ll be translating it ~20-40% each time I do a chapter (probably), so depending on how bored I get, releases could be every 3 days minimum.

      Or less, if I feel like it.


  1. Oh dang, I was already glad to see this series picked up again, but you’re also gonna translate Gentle Demon? If I could hug you through the internet I would.

    I’m usually not too fond of machine translations, but these past few chapters of Sword Bro (is that what we’re calling it?) have been pretty good. (I honestly didn’t notice until you mentioned “the machines”.) Gentle Demon seems tough to MTL, but I’m tentatively hopeful that things will work out.


    1. Yup yup~ The hype is real.

      Sword-bro is easier to say than “I was a Sword when I Reincarnated” and less awkward than “IwaSwiR”, so I think it’s a fitting change. Even if it isn’t used by other people, I’ll be using it from now on, at least!

      For the difficulty of Gentle Demon… Yeah. It’s a bit tougher. Especially when there’re references to food and stuff, seeing as I haven’t gone out of my way to go hardcore-Japanese-food-gourmet. I’ll manage somehow, though~


  2. Really, I’ve never seen MTLs that work this well, it’s amazing, also, can you do something about the website background if possible? Black writing on a dark background is a nightmare to read, especially so when I’m reading in bed with my tablet, I can hardly see the words.


    1. Ehhhh. It’s still dark for Tablets? I had lightened it up already and everything… At this rate, I’ll have to make it full-on White or something, jeez.

      It seems that on Tablets and Mobile the shades are darkened way more than they should be, but I wouldn’t know ’cause I don’t have either.

      I’ll try adjusting the background if others say that it’s still a problem.


    1. You’re welcome~

      I had said in another comment that I might be able to translate 20-40% in a day, but… It takes a considerable amount of time to translate Gentle Demon compared to Sword Bro, so 40% might be pushing it a bit.

      Still, I’ll try my best!


    1. No, no~ You’re misunderstanding what I said!

      I’ll continue translating Sword-bro when I get bored as a first priority, but another way of alleviating my boredom will be to translate Gentle Demon — so it’ll be the second thing I’ll turn to if I’m bored.

      Normally, it would be either/or, but because Gentle Demon is quite a bit longer and more difficult to translate than Sword-bro, the updates won’t be as frequent.

      That being said, I’m only translating when I’m bored, so… Updates will come sporadically, and without any set release dates.


    1. Are the skills changble and act like an amplification, like the titles the main character in “I’ve become able to do anything with my growth cheat, but I can’t seem to get out of being jobless” changes with his ability

      Wow this comment seems confusing.


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