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Taikutsu-girai no Fuuin Jutsushi ch 25

25. Prediction

A monster’s settlement.

I hid in the shadow of a tree while slowly hiding my footsteps.

――There were no signs of monsters around.

Except for the one who was sitting on the bone throne in the center of the settlement.

“As expected, the lack of pawns and no strong pawns are problems. They take too much time for small fish like them…”

A half-human flesh half-bone man lowered his eyelids and rested his chin on his hand.

“Foolish. Come out now. I’ve already noticed your presence.”

“Oops, seems my surprise attack fail.”

I got out of the shadow and set foot in the settlement.

The <JINMA> with bones still sitting on the throne and didn’t even try to look at me. 

I approached the throne from behind.

“Let me ask you one thing. Why do you guys eat people?”

“What a stupid question. It’s no different from you who eat pigs and cows.”

{Corpse Emperor} spoke with a sarcastic tone.

“Understand? Listen. Now you are chasing and hunting us, monsters, but eventually, the position will be reversed. Because we, the <MATEI>, have been resurrected. In the near future, you will forget how to wear clothes and speak words, lose your dignity and everything, and return to the wild like a rabbit running around the field. I am, looking forward to that future.” [TN: <MATEI>, means Demon Emperor]

<MATEI> ――

… First time hearing it. Are those monsters as dangerous as the name implies?

“… Originally, our era should have come many years ago. ―― If only those ‘Sealers’ didn’t exist…!!”

The voice of the {Corpse Emperor} was colored with anger.

“But this I, came to one conclusion! The seal of that coffin couldn’t be broken by the monsters on this island! So, why was the coffin unsealed and I was released?! Because those Sealers died, didn’t they?!! If that is the case, no one could stop ‘Our’ supremacy anymore! ―― In a world without a Sealer, no one can hold me, who could reborn again!! and again!!! Haha!!”

High laughter shook the entire village.

Every time he laughed, my skin hurt as if a knife scratched me.

Seriously, what a pressure.

I couldn’t help but feel the difference between us.

――Still, I didn’t feel like losing.

As I held my fist and tried to close the distance, the thorny wall of human bones blocked me.

“Stay away.”

The throne flipped.

And, our eyes meet in the same line.

“It looks like you’re really looking down at humans…”

“Of course. To us, you guys are just food.”

The {Corpse Emperor} raised his chin and showed his nostrils.

It was a face saying that he would never lose to me, a human.

――Bring it on. I’ll make you speechless.

“{Corpse Emperor}-dono. Since you look bored, why don’t you let me ―― make a prediction?” [TN: ‘-dono’ , one of honorifics used in japan, especially in samurai era, it roughly means, ‘Milord’ or ‘Lord’, etc]

“Hoho? Tell me.”

I thrust my hand into my pocket and raised my chin.

“This battle, the one who makes the first move, it ‘must’ be me.”

A light faintly dwelled in the eyes of the {Corpse Emperor}.

“Fu ――fuhahahahahahahahahaha! Aren’t you saying something interesting! ―― Remember this, ant. There is no first move or second move. It’s my turn from beginning to end! You never have a turn!”

After laughing happily, the {Corpse Emperor} put his right hand forward.

As the hand moved, the skeletons that grew from the ground focused on me.

“I will predict too ―― Ten seconds later. You will die shortly after you kneel before me.”

The skeletons were attacking me all at once.

I took out the talisman from my right pocket and let the items inside out.

” ‘OPEN’, ―― <Lion Spear>…! “

From the talisman, a long spear came out, the spear was still in the same ‘condition’ as when I previously escaped from the settlement with Shura.

The spear went into the {Corpse Emperor}’s chest.

“What?! ―― Hmmm?!!!”

Shortly after, the spear pierced the {Corpse Emperor}’s chest and his back stuck to the throne.

The spear was long enough for it to reach the sea.

The {Corpse Emperor} spewed red blood from his mouth.

“I ‘Sealed’ it when it still stretched a while ago.”

“Gu, urrgh…!!?”

The spear soon returned to its original length.

The {Corpse Emperor} made his eyes bright red and glared at me while holding his chest down.

I used the spear to break the skeletons that had stopped moving.

Then, point the tip of the shortened spear at the monster in front of me.

The {Corpse Emperor} looked at my talisman and said, “N-no way…!” with a trembling voice.

“Well, it’s ten seconds already. Hmm? Strange, I’m still breathing… your prediction is wrong, {Corpse Emperor}-dono.”

TN: Here is the character design of the Corpse Emperor

Corpse Emperor (Character Design)
Corpse Emperor (Character Design) Translated by me

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2 thoughts on “Taikutsu-girai no Fuuin Jutsushi ch 25”

    1. Ikr…like everytime mc gonna seal someone, he goes “hello, what’s your name again? Your true name, i mean. Oh, don’ mind me, I’m here just to seal some inconvienence”

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