Jack of all Trades – 128

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“I am different from the other orcs, somehow smarter. From the moment that I was born, I knew that I was not the same as other living creatures. Or perhaps I should say that I was told.”

“Who told you?”

“I do not know. It was like an instinct. I am sorry, I cannot explain it well.”

 

It was as if intelligence in abnormally evolved beings was a gift of some sort.

 

“I was raised among orcs, even though, deep within, I was different. And one day I realized it. How harsh and violent this world was.”

 

Arthur muttered quietly as he stared at the ground and made a fist.

 

“One day, the village I lived in was attacked…the Adventurers had come.”

 

Arthur didn’t look up as he continued.

 

“Everyone was killed. It didn’t matter if they were women or children. The small house we had all worked so hard to build was overturned and burned down. These Adventurers had the most twisted of smiles as they went around killing everyone.”

 

Arthur talked slowly and painfully and now raised his face. But there was no hatred or similar emotion that I could detect on his face.

 

“But I knew it. This was the way of the natural world. Orcs. Monsters. Such creatures are meant to be killed by humans.”

“And so you created this settlement and attacked the village?”

“No, that is wrong. I wanted to develop this place and create an environment where we could be independent. We would be orcs who did not attack humans. I wanted to change the way that we lived. And perhaps, one day. We would be accepted as our own country.”

 

This orc too? Was it the way of things for abnormally evolved beings to want a country? A place where they could live in peace without anyone bothering them.

 

“I have met someone like you before. A monster with the intelligence of a human. He also wanted to build his own country.”

 

Daniela said. Of course, she was talking about the Assault Kobold.

 

“However, he meant to use military power to destroy humanity and then build his county. Are you any different?”

“…I am sure he did want to build a country too, but I am different. I did not plan on doing this for myself. I only wanted a place where we could live happily. I had no intention of harming any humans!”

“And yet, an entire village was wiped out.”

 

Yes. There were victims in all of this. By the hands of the orcs.

 

“No…no…damn it. I was too late then…”

 

Bam! Arthur’s fist came down on the ground again.

 

“It must have been him then…the orc who betrayed me…Mordred!”

 

Mordred…who betrayed Arthur…

 

“It was Mordred who imprisoned me here. It was over two weeks ago.”

“The village was attacked after that, yes.”

“I am so sorry… There is no excuse…those people…”

 

Arthur scraped his head on the ground and apologized.

 

“But you have not done anything? Then there is no need to apologize.”

“But…I am responsible…as their king.”

“Then you can atone for it from here on out.”

 

I thought that was the best thing to do. Daniela looked at me and gave a slightly exasperated smile.

 

I don’t know. But meeting with Beowulf and knowing that there were good monsters had changed my perspective. I could never find myself becoming an enemy of someone so sincere. Well, I would definitely be killing this Mordred, but not Arthur.

 

“Should I really be spared… Is it really the right thing to live as an orc who does not attack humans?”

“Yeah, why not? I’m quite fond of the idea.”

“…What is your name?”

 

There were tears in Arthur’s eyes as he stared at me.

 

“I’m Asagi. Asagi Kamiyashiro.”

“I am Daniela. Daniela Villesilf.”

“Thank you…thank you. Asagi. Daniela. I have a request for both of you. Will you hear it?”

 

Daniela and I looked at each other and smiled.

 

“Yeah, sure.”

“Let us hear it.”

“Thank you…thank you. Please!”

 

Arthur stood up and said,

 

“Help me! Get me out of here!”

 

Daniela and I tore through the bars with our swords. My hands felt a little numb after it, but it wasn’t too hard.

 

“Good. Now I will take back my country.”

“Let’s go then, Arthur.”

 

King Arthur killed Mordred but was then killed by Mordred. But we wouldn’t allow that to happen. This kingdom of orcs who did not attack humans…I wanted to see it. He had fascinated me. Was I so strange for sympathizing with monsters? Daniela accepted me without saying anything…but if it came down to it… No, I shouldn’t think about that now.

 

And that was how I met the captive king.

 

Now, time to make some plans. I decided that I would help Arthur. But I had to think about how I would explain this to Virgil. If I didn’t do that now, things would get very complicated later on.

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Translator:

I’m thinking about picking up a series again. Please post any titles you are interested in!

26 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Ok… so when he say that Arthur killed Mordred then died as a result of his injuries, he is talking about earth mythos, correct?

    Sounds like we have stumbled into some kind of twisted parallel world.

  2. A new series again? I hope you can manage. I’ve seen way too many TLs pick up too many series, getting burned out, and dropping them all in the end.

    If you still want to pick up one, can I suggest maybe picking one that was dropped instead of starting a completely new one from scratch? Would that be okay?

    • I wouldn’t drop them all. But it gets boring translating the same thing every day. Yeah, I was definitely thicking about picking something up that has been dropped by someone else.

  3. Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Isn’t Mordred, Arthur’s son in the legend? So, in this tale, where’s Merlin, Morgana, and Guinevere?

  4. Hazure Skill ‘Mapping’ wo Te ni Shita Ore wa, Saikyou Party to Tomo ni Dungeon ni Idomu
    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/hazure-skill-mapping-wo-te-ni-shita-ore-wa-saikyou-party-to-tomo-ni-dungeon-ni-idomu/

    Isekai Risshiden
    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/isekai-risshiden/

    ReBirth ~ From the Upper World to the Lower World
    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/rebirth-from-the-upper-world-to-the-lower-world/

    Let’s Manage the Tower – Not Dropped but really really slow
    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/lets-manage-the-tower/

  5. I liked “Isekai Risshiden” and “Rebirth” that James Williams suggested, it would be a good idea to pick one of these.
    I would like to suggest too:

    Destination of Crybird:
    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/destination-of-crybird/

    Chronicles of a Creative Different World Reincarnation
    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/chronicles-of-a-creative-different-world-reincarnation/

    Isekai Tensei no Boukensha
    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/isekai-tensei-no-boukensha/

    And thanks for the chapter, I like both this work and “10 years after”.
    I look foward to your next project.

  6. Yuusha Dakedo, Maou Kara Sekai Wo Hanbun Moratte Uragiru Koto ni Shita
    A cute series of a hero and Maou romancing together. The first 8 ch-s were fun

  7. Thanks for the chapter! I just realized the author is using a lot of names from various classical literatures for their characters…

  8. I liked Eminence in Shadows and Black Summoner, both are kinda dropped or extremely slow not sure which. Eminence in Shadows is kinda Ainz like character from Overlord when he does his things thinking how he failed but his army of killer ladies sasuga him all the way. Black Summoner is the standard isekai with lost memories and op skills and companions with a battle junkie as protagonist

  9. Ok I have been looking in animesuki for some threads in posible worth WN here are a few that migth be interesting:
    Magical★Explorer – Eroge no Sekai de Shujinkou no Yuujin ni Nattayou Dakedo animesuki link to the thread is here https://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=153507
    異世界転生モノ。一兆人目の死者の俺は神様からチートをやるよと言われ、幼馴染を要求した (Isekai Tensei Mono. Icchouninme no Shisha no Ore wa Kamisama Kara Cheat wo Yaruyo to Iware, Osananajimi wo Youkyuushita) animesuki link https://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=141435
    Mahou Joshi Gakuen no Suketto Kyoushi this one as well seems interesting. Animesuki link https://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=139368

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