What does it sound like in Japanese when Malleus calls Ortho little shroud? I can’t get over how cute that is
He says 小さいシュラウド (Chiisai Shroud), quite literally little/small Shroud :D
What does it sound like in Japanese when Malleus calls Ortho little shroud? I can’t get over how cute that is
He says 小さいシュラウド (Chiisai Shroud), quite literally little/small Shroud :D
((One more Halloween TL from me!
TL NOTE: Tumblr doesn’t let you change in-text font sizes (if it does, I don’t know how) so I used italics for when Idia is speaking in “small text” aka when he’s kinda muttering under his breath ) )
[ Ignihyde Dorm ]
Idia: At last, the pumpkin knight costume is done!
Idia: Hmn… It wasn’t an easy quest to balance participating in that MMO’s limited event with the creation of this Halloween costume.
Idia: Not to mention, whenever I’d put on the movie to check for costume references I’d get absorbed and wound up watching the whole thing.
Idia: Well “Pumpkin Hollow” hasn’t gone down in the annals of Horror cinema history for nothing.
Idia: A peaceful village enveloped in mist… disturbed by a series of mysterious incidents. Villagers found dead and mutilated beyond recognition.
Idia: A confrontation between two investigators that were sent out to discover the truth, and the criminal, none other than the pumpkin-headed Pumpkin Knight himself!
Idia: And unlike its contemporaries, all its effects are completely practical!
Idia: And of course I haven’t even mentioned the director’s dedication and enthusiasm, the way he utilized a whole array of techniques to achieve his shots.
Idia: And then there’s that unbelievable twist! The fact that the investigators, so enthralled by the cursed pumpkins, decide to change careers and become pumpkin farmers!
Idia: I’d expect nothing less from a true B-Horror Movie!!
Idia: It’s no wonder its a become a beloved classic amongst true aficionados
Idia: So naturally, I had to handcraft each and every piece of this costume from scratch, so that I may convey my utmost respect to this masterpiece.
Idia: I’ll have to walk in the parade in it, so I used a durable and lightweight urethane for the head and armor.
Idia: And the ivy attached to the armor’s hemline is made of super flexible silicone. That way, I could realistically replicate the plant’s natural curves and volume.
Idia: If I can’t move in it during the performance, it’d be a pathetic disaster… No thanks! I’d prefer not to be involved in any kind of catastrophe.
Idia: Just got to put on the cursed pumpkin head and…. There.
Idia: Alright. Let’s go outside for a little test run. There’ll be too many people around on campus but… Ah, it might be okay if I go out there.
[ Woods Behind Campus ]
Idia: The elbow’s mobility is satisfactory, no problems with the joints’ strength either.
Idia: Hehe, and it’s comfortable to wear! As expected, I did a great job~.
Idia: (However, I do need to make some adjustments to the head. I prioritized making the inside look hollow, but because of that I don’t have a good line of sight.)
Idia: (I could mount a small camera on top of the head, that way I could display the outside on a monitor inside the helmet…)
Idia: *mumble mumble* ….
[ * THUMP ! * ]
Idia: Waah-! …!!?
Idia: Oof, ouch… What did I hit? I should also ensure I can see where I’m walking when I make adjustments…
Leona: How ‘bout ya’ get that foot off my stomach right now, jackass. You got some nerve using me as a rug-
Idia: Eek-! that sounds like Leona! S-S-S-SORRY, I didn’t realize there was someone here!
Idia: You see, I can’t see a lot right now-…
[ *clink clank* ]
Leona: Ouch! Oi, don’t you suddenly jerk around like that, you pumpkin bastard! Are you trying to yank my tail off or something!?
Idia: Ah-! The tail!? Oh no, I can’t see a thing if I keep wearing the pumpkin…
Idia: (Ah there it is, the tip of his tail is all tangled up with the vines between the armor)
Idia: (My dedication to perfection is now coming back to haunt me… )
Leona: Tsk, it’s you. You rarely show your face outside, and the one time you do you just gotta get yourself in trouble, hm. Are ya’ going to do something about this, or what.
Idia: (His voice is so low it might as well be crawling across the ground! He’s seriously angry!)
Idia: (This kind of development is something like: “My hair got tangled in his clothes, and things quickly got intimate… ☆”
No, more like “This vulgar dude’s tail got stuck in my armor and now I’m in dire straights”!)
Idia: (Wait, this is not what I should be thinking about at all)
Idia: W-, wait- wait… I’ll get you out.
Idia: (That’s easy to say, but isn’t it impossible to undo it from this position? My arm’s range of movement is way too small, there’s no way I can reach it)
Idia: (AAAA-! This is bad! The more I move, the more it’s tangling!)
Leona: Grrrr….. Aren’tcha just petting my tail here-
Idia: Psh, who is the one who has more free limbs here? Maybe cooperate a little, wouldn’t that be nice?
Idia: Besides, there’s no way you’re supposed to just laze around and nap in this place? This guy is definitely skipping class…
Idia: And you know what, to start with, it’s awful to block the road like this… You proud of your long legs or something? I didn’t do anything bad, he should be apologizing to me.
Leona: …. Oi, I can hear you, ya know.
Idia: Eek!? Just… just joking…. ha ha…
Idia: (Right, right. I remember now. Beastmen have super good ears.)
Leona: Sigh… Let’s get a move on already. You got scissors or something?
Idia: Oh, I-, I do. I brought a set of repair tools just in case something broke so…. Wai-!?
Idia: (No way, is he offering to cut his hair!?)
Leona: Tsk, seriously, I’ll let it go this time.
Idia: (Seriously? He’s going to pull that kind of super cool move that only hot guys in manga dare to try and get away with!?)
[ *snip* ]
Idia: Huh? Snip?
Idia: AAAAAAA!!!??? Despite all the blood and tears that I poured into making the ivy, you cut right through it!!!
Leona: You were taking too long, so I did the hard part. You’re welcome.
Leona: Aren’t you happy that it was me you stumbled over? If it were some scary dude you wouldn’t have been able to solve this amicably, hm?
Leona: Seriously, bumbling around in that lame pumpkin head. What a nuisance. See ya.
Idia: … Wh, wha~~~~t!? Did he just call the Pumpkin Knight lame?!
Idia: This guy can’t even recognize the very peak of design and form! Not an ounce of taste in his entire body!
Idia: This is exactly why I don’t like Savanaclaw students, bunch of crude, rough…
Idia: I pity those that do not understand Pumpkin Knight’s excellence.
Idia: Just you wait! I’ll upgrade the costume! My equipment will be perfect by the time the parade rolls around!
Idia: And I’ll make you recognize just how cool the Pumpkin Knight really is!
Hi there! And thank you for your hard work.
Do you know where I can find the translation of Idia's Halloween card? ;-;
I did some looking around, and it seems like nobody was working on it, so I’ll be doing that one!
It should be up a little later today~
Has anyone said they plan to do Cater's Scary SSR story? I've just searched around but haven't seen anyone say they plan on it or that they've done it, thank you if you can answer if you have seen it!
I believe that Cow’s working on it!
((Time for Malleus’ SR! We learn a bit more about how Malleus landed on this years’ theme!))
[ Diasomnia Dorm - Lounge ]
Lilia: … Oh, Malleus, you’re here, I’ve been looking for you.
Malleus: How come?
Lilia: I’ve been wanting to ask you for a favor.
Lilia: Would you choose Diasomnia’s Halloween costumes for this year?
Malleus: Me? Why? You chose them last year and the year before.
Lilia: I’m awfully busy with the committee this year. Not to mention, I got to participate in club activities too.
Malleus: But I wouldn’t know what to do. Surely there are more qualified people that could make that decision…
Lilia: No, no, it can only be you.
Lilia: Choosing the costume is the same as choosing the theme for Diasomnia this year.
Lilia: It’s a choice of grave importance, that affects the dignity of our entire dorm… So it’s something that could only be decided by me, or the dorm leader, aka, you.
Malleus: Is that really the reason? I know you look forwards to Halloween every year, are you truly giving up the right to choose so lightly?
Lilia: Kufufu…. Well, there’s another reason.
Lilia: It’s boring if I get to choose the costume every year.
Lilia: However, if the future king of the Valley of Thorns were to decide, well, I’m sure all our fellow dorm students would be very interested.
Lilia: Of course, I would be too. Well? Can I leave it to you?
Malleus: ….. Alright. If that’s the reasoning then I’ll be the one to choose.
Malleus: Every dorm is bound to cloak themselves in ghost costumes based on a whole assortment of monsters.
Malleus: I’ll head to the library to see if I can find any useful literature.
[ Library ]
Malleus: … Now, what kind of costume shall I pick.
Malleus: Regardless of the motif, it should be something that suits Diasomnia too.
Malleus: I’d like it to be something majestic…
Malleus: But if turned up and presented a dragon, Lilia would likely complain that I have to put more of a twist on it.
Malleus: It should be a creature I’ve never seen before. That way, it would really set us apart from the other dorms.
Malleus: If I look up the folklore of other places, I may find some info on monsters I never heard about.
Malleus: It’s going to require a lot of effort to find those books though.
Malleus: I did hear you can search for the books you need using the library’s computer…
Malleus: …. No, that thing is much too strange and complicated. I’ll just browse the bookshelves and look for the books myself.
Malleus: …. 98… 99…. there we go, 100 books.
Malleus: I would never have thought there’d be up to 100 books on folklore in this library…
Ortho: Woah~! What an incredible number of books!
Malleus: Oh you are… the little Shroud.
Ortho: Ah! Mr. Malleus Draconia!
Ortho: What made you surround yourself in all these books?
Malleus: I must decide on a Halloween costume.
Malleus: I was so busy collecting books, before I knew it I got surrounded.
Ortho: Ooh~. If you’re looking for something I could lend a hand.
Ortho: I’ve got access to a database that’s much larger than the library’s collection.
Ortho: And if you use the ‘Olympus’ search engine, we can even do a 'Semantic’ search that captures the user’s intents and purposes when submitting their query. What do you think?
Malleus: So basically… … what are you saying?
Ortho: I’ll be able to identify the thing you’re looking for.
Malleus: Hm…. Alright.
Ortho: [Voice Recognition Activated. Semantic Search Commencing.]
Ortho: …. Uh, uhm?
Malleus: What is it?
Ortho: Uhm… could you tell me what you want to search for? It’s fine if you say it in bits and pieces.
Malleus: Tell you?
Ortho: That’s right.
Malleus: Well then… I’m looking for a motif for a Halloween costume.. Information about what kind of monster would be good to use for one.
Ortho: [ Searching …. ]
Malleus: … What’s wrong?
Ortho: Don’t worry about it, could you keep telling me what you’re looking for?
Malleus: … All right.
Malleus: I’m investigating a majestic creature that would be befitting of Diasomnia…
Ortho: [ Search Complete ]
Ortho: I found it. Let me project the image onto the wall!
Malleus: Oh. Now, this… is very interesting.
Ortho: Is this the monster that you’ve been looking for?
Malleus: Hmm… The King who controls the demons on Bald Mountain, is it not?
Ortho: A jet black body with massive wings. And such a sharp and penetrating gaze… It’s so cool!
Ortho: And I’m certain that this costume concept has never been used before in all of Night Raven College history!
Malleus: Well, he is certainly a majestic being…
Malleus: But he doesn’t exactly stand out, being black all over like that. Lilia would probably complain that it’s way too plain.
Ortho: [ Searching ….. Search Complete ]
Ortho: In that case, take a look! Galloping through the valley at night, it’s the headless horseman!
Ortho: A galloping horse, a swinging sword! Even a red cloak! I’d say it looks totally cool and it stands out, wouldn’t you say?
Malleus: …. No, it’s no good.
Ortho: No way! Why?
Malleus: It’d be too complicated to make a costume without a neck or head.
Malleus: Moreover, preparing horses for all the dorm members would be hard too.
Ortho: Ah, right…
Ortho: If we’re taking into account your thoughts then the next option would be… This!
Malleus: ….. Oh? It’s a bit small, but this red being… isn’t that a dragon?
Ortho: Oh? You’ve seen dragons before though, so they should’ve been omitted from the search… Oh!
Ortho: It’s not a dragon, it’s a Long! (*1)
Malleus: A Long… Isn’t that the creature that’s considered sacred by the humans in the Far East?
Malleus: It combines strength and grace… A majestic being, just like a dragon.
Malleus: And most importantly, a creature I’ve never laid eyes on myself…
Malleus: Alright, it’s decided. We’ll base our costume on the Long.
Malleus: I’ll need detailed information about the Long so I can tell the students to start creating the costume. Can I entrust that to you?
Ortho: Yeah! Leave it to me!
[ Ramshackle Dorm ]
Malleus: … Thanks for waiting.
Malleus: This shall be the Halloween costume for Diasomnia this year.
Sebek: Young… Young Master! You look so dignified!
Silver: It really suits you.
Malleus: Well, Lilia, what do you say? I’d like to hear your opinion.
Lilia: It’s a sophisticated design, but also super colorful… I love it!
Lilia: Looks like I was right to let you choose the costume this year.
Lilia: I would never have guessed you’d pick a Far Eastern dragon as your motif…. (*1)
Malleus: It’s not a dragon.
Malleus: From the beard, to the lack of wings, to the shape of horns and the kind of abilities it possesses… Dragons and Longs only look similar on the surface.
Lilia: Hahaha! Well, it is like you say. You’ve managed to do a lot of research in such a short time. That kind of perfectionism is just like you.
Malleus: It’s all thanks to the little Shroud. He did a good job.
Malleus: Though I don’t really understand… how he did it.
Lilia: Well, the costume looks perfect. Let’s start distributing it to the other dorm members.
Malleus: Ah. This year we’ll bring more fear than any year before it.
[ - Halloween Day - ]
Malleus: Trick Or Treat!
Malleus: Fufu… Let me burn the majesty of the Long into your memory!
( *1 : Alright, so what’s really happening in the text is something along the lines of:
“It’s not a dragon (katakana) it’s a dragon (kanji)! “
Both of them translate the same way into English, though there’s the nuance of the katakana version being associated with western dragons and the kanji version with Eastern dragons.
Now my first thought was to translate it into ‘Eastern Dragon” instead (as others have done), but then Lilia goes and says it’s an Eastern Dragon (katakana) in the text! And immediately gets refuted by Malleus saying no it’s a Dragon (kanji).
Now for the sake of making the whole thing readable (instead of characters going: “It’s not a dragon, it’s a dragon!” over and over), I figured I’d translate it as either Ryuu (the kanji reading) or Long/Lung (what Chinese dragons get called sometimes). I went for Long cause they are quite clearly going for the whole Chinese dragon vibe here.~
But yeah. This is one of those things that doesn’t translate too elegantly, so here’s my TL note to go with it.
Oh, and yes that’s most certainly a reference to Chernabog from Disney’s Fantasia! I suppose the red dragon being small makes the Mushu connection even stronger too, as if the giant Mushu ornament they made in the main story wasn’t enough proof yet :p
And we got some more “Malleus doesn’t know how to use technology” shenanigans (with another Shroud bro helping out!)
Oh btw, it’s not in the story, but one of Malleus’ voice lines confirms his tail is real ;D)
(( Happy Halloween! Have you all been excited to see all the stories and groovies? I sure have been! Please enjoy Lilia’s story~ We got some more Valley of Thorns world-building and some little Lilia lore nuggets.))
[ Interior Hallway ]
The Halloween committee meeting should be in one of the classrooms around here.
Ace: Riddle told me to hand over the application for using magic in our set-up but…
Ace: If he’d just waited a little longer, Cater would’ve come back to the dorm and he could hand it over himself! Talk about being impatient.
Sebek: SILVER!! ARE YOU DOZING OFF AGAIN!!!
Ace: Huh? That loud voice…
Ace: Yep, it had to be Sebek… And Silver’s here too. ‘Ey~! What are you guys doing here?
Sebek: Ah…. Ace.
Sebek: We wanted to confirm some things regarding our decorations with the young master and Lilia. So we’re waiting here till the meeting finishes.
Ace: Can’t you just send them a text message? Like “please contact me when you finish your meeting”.
Ace: Then you don’t need to wait around forever for the meeting to finish.
Sebek: Contact them by phone!? As if I could do something so disrespectful!!!!
Ace: Oh. I dunno if it’s disrespectful, but sounds like we’ll have to wait together till the meeting ends then.
[ *background noise* ]
Silver: Hnm… (dozing off)
Sebek: SILVER! Don’t fall asleep against me!!!! (*1)
Silver: Ah-! My bad.
Sebek, you’re way too loud. They’re still having a meeting ya know, try lowering your volume a little.
Sebek: Ack-… Right, we shouldn’t cause any hindrance while they are doing their job.
If we’re just standing around silently it’s easy to get sleepy.
Ace: So instead of nodding off and getting yelled at over and over, why don’t we talk about something interesting.
Sebek: An interesting tale, hm? Well, in that case, last night the young master…
Ace: Ah, there it is, the “young master”. Talking about things no one else gets excited about is off-limits.
Sebek: What the-! Why! It’s a topic that would get anybody excited, no matter where in the world you go!
Ace: Right. How about an interesting story about Halloween in the Country of Thorns instead?
Sebek: Isn’t Halloween more or less the same everywhere?
Silver: No… My father told me Halloween is celebrated differently, depending on the country and culture.
Silver: I was talking to Azul about how it was celebrated in the Coral Sea the other day, it sounded completely different from how it’s done in the Valley of Thorns or at school.
Sebek: What, really!? …. Ah… ah-hum! Well then, let’s talk about it!
Sebek: In the Country of Thorns we carve lanterns out of wood. Though when it comes to purpose, I suspect it isn’t that different from the pumpkins…
Ace: Huh, is there anything else?
Silver: Well… When the moon is at its peak in the night sky, we burn a scarecrow in the castle square, while people dressed in costumes dance around it.
Ace: Oh, I get it. Like a costumed dance party in the middle of the night.
Sebek: It’s nothing so frivolous. It’s a feast for ghosts, where evil spirits run rampant!
Sebek: …. Just thinking about what happened at Halloween 10 years makes me tremble…
Ace: Hold up~ You are seriously exaggerating, aren’t you.
Sebek: IT IS NO EXAGGERATION!!!!
Sebek: The only reason you can speak such words is because you don’t know about it!!!
Silver: It’s like Sebek says… Halloween in the Valley of Thorns is…. Truly, truly frightening.
Really? Even you’re saying something like that…
Lilia: Sebek, Silver, we kept you waiting, hm? We could hear your voice all the way inside.
Malleus: Regardless of whether you’re waiting or not, you need be quieter during the meeting.
Sebek: I… I am deeply sorry…
Cater: Oh? Ace, you’re here too. What’s up?
Ace: Riddle told me to bring you some documents. Here.
Ace: I had some time while waiting around, so we were talking about Halloween in the Valley of Thorns…
Ace: And all of the sudden Sebek gets all heated like: “There is nothing scarier than this!”
Cater: Oh, is Halloween in the Valley of Thorns that scary?
Cater: I heard that people depend a lot on magic in the Valley of Thorns… So I figure the decorations and all that would be powered by magic too?
Malleus: Oh, yes. A lot of the decorations use magic. As for scariness, I suppose that depends.
Ace: Hah, see. I guess Sebek and Silver are just two scaredy cats then~
Sebek: No, that’s not it - !!
Lilia: Kufufu, regardless of whether or not Sebek is a scaredy cat…
Lilia: Halloween in the Valley of Thorns does have a very different atmosphere than what is celebrated in school.
Cater: Oh~ really? I love scary stories! Come on and tell us ♫
Lilia: Well then, as the Halloween ambassador of the Valley of Thorns let me tell you all about it!
Lilia: So about Halloween in the Valley of Thorns… Where to start…
Malleus: Like Diamond mentioned earlier, the Valley of Thorns relies on magic for a lot of our day to day lives.
Lilia: That’s right. So the Halloween lanterns don’t use LEDs but fire magic.
Lilia: Also they’re all carved out of wood, not pumpkins.
Lilia: A lot of them are shaped like dragons or bats, or other such creatures of the night.
Sebek: On Halloween itself, a ceremony to light the lanterns is held, during which the young master magically lights up every lantern in the entire country.
Sebek: The sight of the lanterns getting lit by the young masters’ noble yellow-green flames can only be described as magnificent.
Ace: He uses magic to light up every lantern in the whole country!?
Cater: Is Malleus’ power seriously without bounds or something!?
Malleus: If you compare the Valley of Thorns to the Kingdom of Roses, it’s pretty small, both in size and population. So it’s not that big a deal.
Lilia: I still remember the first time that the Queen assigned Malleus the duty to lighting the lanterns.
Malleus: Lilia-! No need to tell that story…-!
Lilia: Little Malleus was so enthusiastic, he messed up while gauging his magic power, and all lanterns across the land burst into flames! It was a pretty terrible ordeal.
Lilia: Houses and fields were set ablaze, the country’s populace didn’t finish extinguishing the fires till the next morrow.
Lilia: The incident went down in history as the “Halloween of Flames”.
Sebek: What….. ! What a terrific way for the young master to show the citizens his power! Absolutely wonderful!
Ace: Wait, didn’t houses burn down, is this the time to be joking… ?
Cater: As expected from Malleus… on a whole other level since he was little.
Cater: But did you also go around dressed up as a ghost to Trick or Treat?
Cater: Though it’s a bit hard to imagine you going around the neighborhood and getting candy~
Malleus: Indeed, I never did that. There’s no tradition of handing out candy in the Country of Thorns.
Cater: Eh~, really?
Ace: In the Kingdom of Roses that’s more of less the main event.
Lilia: Indeed, I didn’t learn about the custom of handing out sweets myself till I traveled to other countries.
Lilia: I think it’s a nice tradition though. Children are absolutely adorable when they beam with joy after receiving some sweets.
Lilia: That’s why I wanted to give Silver a chance to do it too… However, my home is far removed from other people.
Lilia: Since he wouldn’t be able to go around houses in the neighborhood, I decided to be all of his trick or treat targets!
Silver: I kept on knocking on your door until the basket was full of sweets.
Ace: Wow, Silver, you and Lilia are neighbors?
Silver: Neighbors? … Well, more or less.
Lilia: Silver was just adorable, receiving sweets over and over, the cutest!
Lilia: No matter how many times we did it, I couldn’t help but laugh happily.
Malleus: You two did that?
Lilia: Oh, did you want to do it too? Well, we can do it this year then.
Malleus: How old do you think I am again?
Lilia: You can do fun stuff no matter how old you get.
Sebek: If this is what you desire, then I will hand you sweets as many times as you like.
Malleus: I’m telling you not to. I’m no longer a child.
Sebek: My… my apologies. I’m meddling too much.
Lilia: Kufufu. That’s a pretty childlike thing to say, Malleus.
Ace: You know, for all the talk about Halloween in the Valley of Thorns being su~uper scary, it doesn’t sound scary at all.
Silver: The scary part is when everyone gathers around the scarecrow in the central square.
Malleus: In the Valley of Thorns, it’s customary to burn a scarecrow in the castle town’s central square at midnight for Halloween.
Malleus: Then people gather around the burning scarecrow, disguise themselves as ghosts and dance until morning…
Ace: Ah right, these guys mentioned that earlier. The midnight costume dance party.
Sebek: Right… And the most frightening thing is Lilia’s visage, illuminated by the flames that consume the scarecrow!!
Silver: Especially that time 10 years ago… that was the scariest one of all.
Silver: Something so ominous and terrifying… you’d never imagine it if you look at the usual Lilia.
Malleus: Ah… Whenever I remember that day it feels like frost is spreading across my skin.
Lilia: You guys. I was cutting loose a bit, getting in the spirit of things.
Ace: Lilia’s dance… I can’t imagine it’d be all that scary when I look at him.
Sebek: YOU SAY THAT BECAUSE YOU DIDN’T SEE IT!!!!!
Malleus: He wound his body like a poisonous snake, and just hearing his hoarse laughter made you feel as if you were struck by a curse.
Silver: His shadow stretched across the cobblestone, twisted like a monstrous giant demon that kidnaps children in the night.
Sebek: Whether they were children or grown adults, all who saw it were struck with fear, and at a glance returned home, whilst trembling in fear, where they were left to await their nightmares.
Silver: I heard there were some children who wet the bed the night after seeing Lilia like that.
Ace: Hold on-, that’s an amazing joke!
Cater: Ahaha, Lilia, you even got Malleus and the others to go along with your prank, pretty incredible~ ☆
Cater: I suppose that Lilia can be a little scary when he does his whole metal screaming during music club.
Malleus/Sebek/Silver: It’s different when he gets serious!!!
Lilia: Kufufu. I know I’m seen as the adorable and cute mascot of Diasomnia these days…
Lilia: But back in the Valley of Thorns I was feared as the “Terrifying General”.
Lilia: I suppose I could show you my scary side here too…
Lilia: But perhaps it’s best to leave it as something to look forward to on Halloween day.
Ace: You sure you want to say that? You really raised the bar.~
Cater: I’ll be looking forward to it then~ ♪
Lilia: Kufufu. I’ll scare you to your heart’s content.
Llia: I’ll be looking forward to Halloween.
[ * 1 = Literally, “don’t use me as a support stick while you fall asleep.” I imagine he’s dozing off against his arm/shoulder
Oh btw, the text switches between Country of Thorns and Valley of Thorns. Why? No clue. I just followed along. I’m assuming the Valley of Thorns is a region within the country? That or they both just mean the same thing and they want us to be confused.
What a good story this was! I guess we now know what made Silver/Sebek wet the bed when they were kids (one of Lilia’s voice lines on this card, haha). Some nice little peaks at Lilia’s more terrifying side. And also the adorable image of Lilia and lil’ Silver trick or treating with just Lilia answering the door over and over again, haha.
(Good papa Lilia times) ]
hi, i just wanted to ask if you have a masterlist? bc i haven't seen a link and when i look up the tag on your blog, nothing shows up. maybe tumblr's glitching?
I do! (Note, it’s only my own translations haha)
I’m not sure if it shows on mobile? I only use desktop, so someone might need to double-check it
This excel sheet has translations from other translators too! (Though not all I think? But most of them, haha)
Will you translate some halloween cards and birthday campaign card?
I’m definitely planning to translate Lilia’s halloween card! (And possibly his birthday card too)
As for the other Halloween cards, I’ll see if any of the others are still untranslated/unclaimed by the time I finish up Lilia, haha.
(( Hope you all enjoyed the latest event! Idia is wonderful as always~ ))
[ Ignihyde Dorm - Idia’s Room ]
– Two days before “The Starsending”
Idia: … Whew. If everything goes according to theory, this ought to be perfect.
Idia: All that’s left is a final check of the Magic Shield program.
Idia: And with that, it looks like the “Stargazer Gear” is finished in time for the ceremony.
Ortho: I’d expect nothing less from my big bro! You actually managed to make me a Gear that can fly into space!
Idia: Well, combining space and robots is the dream after all. It helps that I’ve been fantasizing about building this kind of thing for a long time.
Idia: Hm, it might look perfect now, but we can’t let up just yet, I’m sure we’ll find a bunch of bugs once we actually take you for a test drive.
Idia: Nevertheless…. Fufu… To be able to design and finish it on such short notice…
Idia: And on top of that it also comes with a special design that fits the rest of the “starry clothes” perfectly… Could it be that I’m a genius?
Ortho: Why don’t you rest a little now the building is done?
Idia: Good idea. The final testing is pretty delicate, so we should only do that when we’re in optimal condition.
Idia: Then let’s take a break.
Idia: Alright, we’ve worked hard enough! Time to game!
Ortho: When I suggested resting for a while, what I meant was “sleep”.
Ortho: You’ve already worked non-stop for 11 hours, 35 minutes, and 6 seconds!
Idia: No need to worry about that! Playing a game will help me restore my vitality.
Ortho: So what you’re trying to say is that you’re prioritizing mental health over bodily care, right? Well, what game will you play today?
Idia: The latest TPS game! Eh, actually, never mind that, the better choice would be “Star Rogue”!
Idia: Now we’re dealing with space anyway, is there really any other choice?~
Ortho: You really love that retro game, huh.
Idia: You like it too, don’t you? How many times did the two of us play it all the way to 100% completion? ~
Ortho: We played it so much, one day the console’s power cord mysteriously got hidden away.
Idia: Ah, right, that did happen, didn’t it, how nostalgic.
Ortho: But you made a new power cord so we could keep playing.~
Idia: Hihihi! If you wanted to steal “Star Rogue” from us you had to try harder than hiding the cord!
Ortho: Yeah, and then when the sequel was announced, we were so happy we were literally jumping with joy…
Idia: Aah, and then the company disbanded and any hopes for a sequel were crushed.
Idia: Regardless, out of all games, I’d say “Star Rogue” is filled with the fondest memories for the two of us, huh.
Idia: Let’s get started…
[ Click…. click.. ]
Ortho: Huh? It’s not starting, must be a problem with the contact pins.
Ortho: Ah, brother, allow me to use my Blower Attachment, I’ll get rid of that dust straightawa-…
Idia: Don’t worry about it. I just gotta take the cartridge out of the terminal like this and…
Idia: Fffh! Ffh! *blowing sounds*
[ Click …. Pi~ing! ]
Ortho: Hahaha, watching you blow into it like that is so nostalgic.
Ortho: I can vividly recall the memories of the two of us playing together. But not a single one where I have beaten you.
Idia: There’s no way you could’ve beaten me at Star Rogue with just “player skill”.
Idia: You’ve got to think about how you use your jamming device so you don’t show up on the enemy’s radar, not to mention blocking the enemy’s automatic homing attack.
Idia: Basically, this game needs you to use your brain!
Ortho: You say that like it’s easy, but my past self thought it was pretty hard.
Ortho: Speaking of which, didn’t you actually build a jamming device? What happened to it?
Idia: Aah… yeah, I did make one back when I was totally obsessed with the game. I think it’s somewhere in this room.
Ortho: Ooh~? You brought such an old thing with you?
Idia: I was worried it’d get mistaken for junk and thrown away if I left it at home.
Idia: I made it when I was a kid so it looks kind of crappy…
Idia: But it’s filled with my love and respect for “Star Rogue”!
Ortho: I really hope you’ll be able to play the sequel one day.
Ortho: Let’s do our best at the Starsending tomorrow!
Idia: Ah, yeah. I’ll do my best too… nh.
Idia: ( … Ortho has been so serious about the ceremony and wanting to fulfill my wish)
Idia: (Well, I also want to make more memories together with the “current” Ortho)
Idia: (So I have to finish the “Stargazer Gear”)
Idia: (The remaining issues are…)
[ The day of the Starsending Ceremony ]
Idia: Are you really going to be alright by yourself?
Ortho: Yeah, there’s just a few small adjustments left.
Ortho: The ceremony will start soon, right? Don’t worry, you should head over to the Big Tree.
Idia: Alright. I’ll be waiting just over there.
[ Ignihyde Dorm - Hallway ]
Idia: Right, left, CLEAR! …. Heh. The quick-peek is a staple of FPS games.
(He does a pretty cute thing where he moves to the right and left corner of the screen first here)
[ Ignihyde Dorm ]
Idia: Hng… I haven’t even left the dorm yet and my stomach hurts just thinking about the event.
Idia: People…. there’s going to be so many people… Right! I’ll just have to imagine they’re a bunch of NPCs.
Idia: All NPCs do is run through the same set of dialogue over and over. It’d be silly to worry about their gaze!
[ Hall of Mirrors ]
[ Murmur murmur chatter chatter…. ]
Idia: UUwaa!! There’s way more NPCs on this stage than I was expecting!
Idia: What the hell, after all the enemy units were so uncooperative during the “wishing star” collection event too! And now there’s such a massive crowd…
Idia: They’ll like anything as long as they can make some noise, huh… This is why I don’t like cheerful characters… so noisy…
[ Main Street ]
[ Murmur murmur chatter chatter… ]
Idia: No way, hold on. Time out!
Idia: Even if I think about it calmly, I’ll definitely be targeted if I go in there while wearing these flashy clothes!
Idia: I-, I need to retreat!
Idia: Ah, but there’ll be more and more people coming from the Hall of Mirrors… I’ll head into the school grounds instead.
[ Courtyard ]
Idia: Hah… hah… Finally, a place with nobody around.
Idia: I… What the hell am I doing?… And after I decided to do my best for Ortho too-
Idia: But it’s awful no matter how I approach it~~~. How did I manage to pick such a short straw…
Vil: What are you doing here?
Idia: HIIIIIIE! M-MR. VIL!?!?
Vil: You. Aren’t you supposed to be a “Stargazer”? What about the ceremony?
Idia: Ah.. uh… well, I…
Vil: Seriously. You went out in front of other people, then got scared and decided to go and hide somewhere. Am I right?
Vil: Sigh… What a sorry state you are in.
Idia: W-well, it’s because….
Idia: Look at me! I look like this, and on top of that my hair is on fire too! If someone sees a guy like me banging the taiko drums, well, of course they’re going to laugh and make fun of me!
Idia: We’re not the same. I’m not the kind of person that can just go out and walk around without caring about other people’s gazes.
Vil: “Without caring about other people’s gazes?”
Vil: On the contrary, I’d say nobody cares as much about people’s gazes as I do.
Idia: Huh? What do you mean?
Vil: I’d argue that the difference between you and me, is whether or not you have the power to ignore those gazes.
Vil: So, it’s quite the opposite, don’t you think?
Vil: I wouldn’t be able to stand getting exposed to the world if I didn’t bring my weapons.
Vil: That’s exactly why I hone and polish myself, so that I can reach that point where I can appear confidently in public.
Idia: In-, in other words, you got to level up your Ignore Skill.
Vil: Isn’t that obvious. And you…
Vil: You’re basically playing the leading role in the ceremony, what with such flashy traditional wear.
Vil: I’d think people’s gazes are hardly your main concern when everybody is going to film you with their phones and spread the thing all over MagiCam.
Idia: You’re just rubbing salt in the wound instead of calming me down now…
Idia: Getting shared on MagiCam…
Idia: I-, I did consider that possibility, but now you went and reminded me of reality again ah…
Idia: As if the school wasn’t enough, now I’ll be a laughing stock for the whole world.
Idia: I may have perfected my taiko skills but playing while being filmed is a whole different story…
Idia: In the end, the cheerful characters who love being photographed and I were never supposed to meet.
Vil: Enough of that rudeness.
Vil: You know I don’t allow just anybody to take pictures of me or upload them to MagiCam either.
Vil: Whether or not I grant them permission all depends on the person.
Idia: Not allowing people to shoot…
Idia: That’s it!
Vil: What’s that all of a sudden?
Idia: If I do this, I may just complete this event without becoming a world-wide laughing stock!
Idia: Ah, I need to hurry and prepare. After that, the only thing left will be bearing all the stares and finishing up the ceremony…
Vil: This guy just started mumbling and left without another word.
[ Woods Behind Campus - Big Tree ]
Rook: That fast-moving flying object… Could that be Ortho-kun?
Vil: You can see something? As usual, your sight is abnormally good.
Vil: Ah, instead of that…
Rook: Did something grab your attention?
Vil: I’m a little surprised that the usually timid Idia is playing the drums so confidently.
Rook: Oh, the Roi de ta Chambre is…
[ BANG ! BANG ! DRUM ! … BANG! ]
[ BANG! BABANG! TOK! TOK! ]
Idia: Deuce, Trey, I’m getting a full combo! If we get any misses it’s on you guys!
Idia: (Ah, everybody is looking this way, and the drums are so tiring. Honestly, my heart and my physical strength are hitting their limit…)
Idia: (But Ortho is… my “little brother” is desperately doing his best up in the sky, so I can’t hit the quit button now!)
Idia: (There’s no quitting till we get Mission Complete!)
Cater: Dang, we never get to see Idia-kun in such high spirits! Such a big contrast with his usual mature and quiet self, for realz!
Cater: Let’s get the man a commemorative vid~ ☆
Cater: … Huh? That’s weird.
Ace: Something wrong?
Cater: For some reason, my phone won’t start the camera app.
Ace: Ah, I’ll use my phone then- Huh?… Huh? Mine won’t start either!
Cater: The hell, I can’t even get MagiCam to open up. Does this area have bad connection or something?
Cater: Agh, and with such a good photo op too!
Idia: (Hihi-! I got the jamming device from my room after I split up with Vil…)
Idia: (As long as it’s turned on, nobody will be able to use any smartphone camera or application!)
Idia: (Hahahaha, these pathetic NPCs don’t stand a chance against me!)
Idia: (As long as I can stop the world from laughing at me, even a little bit…. well, I’ll be able to keep on bearing it!)
[ Ignihyde Dorm - Idia’s Room ]
– Some days after the Starsending
Idia: …. Whew.
Idia: Quest. Starsending. Mission Complete. You have obtained the “Stargazer” title badge.
Idia: Not a single student managed to upload a picture of me, all according to plan.
Idia: But then the local news reporter had to come with an old-school film type camera!
Idia: The local newspaper published a massive article… Mission failed.
Idia: Ha… well, I guess even state-of-the-art technology can lose to analog in unexpected ways… Agh~ Despair~
Idia: Let’s cheer myself up by checking the latest game news.
Idia: Huh, this article…. Wait? What? Hold on. For real….?
Idia: S… “Star Rogue Sequel Announced”?
Idia: Wha? What’s the source? An interview in the Economist!? Isn’t that way beyond legit!
Idia: I… I can’t believe it… This is a miracle!
Idia: I can’t wait another moment! I’ve got to hurry and tell Ortho!
(( Thanks to Dani for proofreading and correcting my grammar!
Idia sure loves to pepper in game lingo/refs in all his dialogue. If you ever wonder if something is a game ref, then yes, yes it is. There’s been multiple instances of the text specifically emphasizing the “past” vs “current” Ortho. I’m feeling some heavy chapter 6 foreshadowing here. And all the emphasis with quotation marks is straight from the game btw, not mine. It sure seems to imply that the current Ortho might be a different one (in whatever way) from his past memories… Get the tissues ready.
Oh, and if the chronology seems weird, yeah, I noticed that too. We’re simultaneously looking at two days before the event, and Ortho saying the event is tomorrow. I double-checked, it really is like that in the text. I’m expecting an update to fix it at some point lol.))
Thank you for translating Diasomnia wish side stories! May I ask if you will be translating the rest of the dorm wish stories as well? Particularly Savanaclaw and Octavinelle? Thank you again for sharing your translations with us!
Looks like Aera already finished translating all the other side stories, so I’ll just redirect people her way ^^
I am planning to translate at least Idia’s event card as soon as it becomes available!
(( I’m sure someone is going to translate the event story soon, but I really wanted to share some of the wish collecting side-stories! And as you may know, Lilia is my fave, so I immediately zoomed over to the Diasomnia stories. Anyway, Lilia, Silver, Malleus and Sebek’s stories are all under the cut! (And pictures of their bedrooms, the surprise reveal of this event!)))
Diasomnia Dorm - Lilia’s Room
Lilia: My wish is…
Lilia: “For humans, fairies and all the other races around the world to get along and live in harmony.”
Trey: Haha, that wish has quite the… large scale, don’t you think.
Lilia: Yes, even fairies of the same type don’t always manage to smile and get along with one another that easily.
Lilia: Not to speak of fairies of different types, that’s a whole added layer of difficulty.
Lilia: You must’ve learned that there have been countless conflicts throughout history, all because people couldn’t compromise with one another.
Lilia: But I don’t want history to keep repeating itself like that.
Lilia: That’s why I wish for the same thing every year.
Trey: … I see what you’re trying to say.
Trey: But I got to admit, I wasn’t expecting to hear all that coming from you. It’s a little hard to believe.
Lilia: How meaaa~n! This kind of pure and innocent wish suits the adorable me perfectly!
Trey: Lilia. I’ve thought this before, but that doesn’t mean much if it comes from you yourself.
Lilia: Trey. It’s an awful thing to be so suspicious at your age! Look at these eyes, do they look like they’d lie to you?
Trey: Eh? Ah, they’re… pretty big, but…
Lilia: Right?~ Big, pure eyes that sparkle like jewels, right?
Trey: I wouldn’t go as far as saying tha-
Lilia: Anyway, I want to live in a world where these eyes can reflect a society where everybody can get along and live in peace. And that’s from the bottom of my heart.
Trey: I got it, I got it. I believe you. Honestly, you’re enigmatic as always.
Diasomnia Dorm - Silver’s Room
Silver: I wish…
Silver: “For my old man to live a long life.”
Deuce: Ah… Is your father in poor health?
Silver: No, quite the opposite.
Silver: For the last few years he’s been hanging down from the bed’s canopy to do daily upside-down hanging crunches to train his abs.
Deuce: Doesn’t that mean he’s in ridiculously good health!? Despite all that, that’s what you wished for?
Silver: He may look fine, but he’s really quite old….. Probably. Maybe.
Deuce: … Probably?
Silver: He’s the kind of guy that looks younger than he really is.
Silver: He just avoids the question when asked, so even I don’t know how old he truly is.
Silver: But my old man… He raised me all alone. I owe all that I am today to him.
Silver: I’m always thinking that… I want him to be happy forever.
Silver: Until now, I haven’t been able to show my gratitude.
Silver: Of course, I’m not only going to wish on a star, I’ll do everything in my power to make it come true.
Deuce: I totally get it!
Deuce: My mother raised me by herself too. She endured a lot of hardship to get this far…
Deuce: From now on, I want to make her life easier. I always wish for her to live a long life too.
Silver: You’re the same, huh…
Deuce: Ah, I’m sorry-
Deuce: The duty of a Stargazer is to listen to the wishes, but here I am making you listen to mine.
Silver: … It’s okay. Let’s work together to make our wishes come true.
Deuce: Yes! I’ll make sure to put your “wishing star” on the tree!
Diasomnia Dorm - Malleus’s Room
Malleus: My wish is…
Malleus: “To find "Gao Gao Drakon-kun” a friend.“
Idea: Wha-! I wasn’t expecting Malleus to mention such a retro digital pet game!
Ortho: I’ve never heard of it.
Ortho: [Initiating online search engine: searching "Gao Gao Drakon-kun”.]
Ortho: Found it. It’s a toy that allows you to hatch a dragon and raise it on a dedicated portable game console.
Idia: Yeah, a cheap little handheld LCD game attached to a key-chain.
Idia: It was super popular when I was a child.
Idiea: Ah-, M-Malleus… Could it be you are playing that game now?
Malleus: Yes, a long time ago Lilia brought it back as a souvenir when he traveled abroad.
Idia: (Phfft-! This is the world’s strongest magician, and heir to the throne of the Valley of Thorns?!)
Idia: (This guy? And he’s all wrapped up in a little kiddie toy? That’s way too funny lololol)
Malleus: I recently learned that your Drakon can make friends if you use the wireless feature.
Malleus: But it looks like you need more than one Drakon to use it.
Ortho: And nobody around you seems like they’d have the same game, huh…
Idia: Makes sense. It’s been more than 10 years since that thing was popular, I don’t think they even make them anymore.
Malleus: … I see. In the end, I suppose my wish for Drakon to make friends is impossible to fulfill.
Idia: Huh, why are you looking so defeated…?
Idia: This thing was so popular that just about every kid had one, it won’t be hard to find one online.
Idia: Ortho, go search online marketplaces and e-toystores. Ah, and it’s fine if it’s used, but make sure that it’s confirmed to be in working condition.
Ortho: Got it.
Idia: As a collector, it might seem better to get one that’s never been used, but there’s no point if it doesn’t even work.
Idia: Electronic toys deteriorate twice as fast if you never open the packaging and let some air in..
Malleus: …. I don’t understand what you’re talking about, but you’re very talkative today.
Ortho: [ Search complete. 148 items matching search criteria. ]
Idia: Hehehe! There, see! 148 “Gao Gao Drakon-kun”’s in working condition!
Malleus: I don’t understand how to purchase anything online, but… I can pay on delivery. Could you order it for me?
Idia: Ah, yeah, that’s fine, I guess… There, all done. It should arrive in a few days.
Malleus: … You have my thanks, you did a good deed today.
Malleus: When it arrives, I will make sure to reward you.
Ortho: Incredible, big bro! You managed to fulfill Malleus Draconia’s request that quickly!
Idia: It, it’s not like I’m happy with that many compliments…
Diasomnia Dorm - Sebek’s Room
Sebek: Hah!…. I only have one wish!
Sebek: “I wish for the whole world to grovel before the young master!”
Idia: Hey, Ortho. This guy…. it’s ah… Sebek, right?
Idia: Saying stuff like “I want the whole world to grovel”… Isn’t that the kinda cringy thing a middle schooler would say?
Idia: Even lackeys standing next to the Last Boss don’t say that kinda lame line a lot anymore these days.
Ortho: I can’t exactly deny what you say there, but I think it’s fine since he looks like he’s having fun.
Sebek: Wha… Who is this “Last Boss”? Are you saying he is stronger than my lord, Malleus-sama?
Ortho: Ah, so when you said “young master” earlier you were referring to Malleus Draconia.
Ortho: The Last Boss is a strong enemy at the end of a game.
Ortho: It’s a fictional thing, so I don’t really know if it would be stronger than him or not.
Sebek: Hmph, it’s not a real being then. Makes sense, after all, the young master is already the world’s strongest!
Idia: ….. Ooh? Is that so? Hmmm~mmm.
Idia: The “world’s strongest”, that’s a pretty bold thing to say~~
Sebek: I know you’re implying something here, but are you seriously objecting to this fact?
Idia: Hm, it’s not like I’m denying it bu~~t? When we’re talking about the Last Boss, you know it’s the absolute most difficult enemy you can encounter as a player…
Idia: So, if he were real, would things really be like you say…. I wonder….
Sebek: What the-!? Are you trying to say that the young master would lose!? The audacity!!!!!!!
Ortho: (My brother got all wrapped up in a debate with Sebek Zigvolt… I suppose he was pretty disgruntled before.)
Ortho: (That game yesterday was so difficult, he really struggled to defeat the Last Boss. He beat it in the end, but it took him forever.)
Ortho: I suppose it’s my brother who is acting like a middle schooler now…
Ortho: But it’s pretty rare for him to get along with anybody but myself, so I think I’ll just watch and let them keep going!
(( Anyway, this event is a blessing! Lilia has bagpipes!? But more importantly, can you all taste the underlying angst? We know he was part of war(s), sounds like he’s seen some stuff, poor guy. And Silver! Best son! I weep! Precious!
If you want to know more about Malleus’ tamagotchi here, make sure you read his lab coat story too! That’s where it’s first introduced. Bless Idia for helping the man grant his drakon a friend <3 (And finally Sebek! (
and his Malleus portrait) I love how he managed to get into a who-would-win debate with Idia haha, a surprise friendship possibility?
Anyway I hope you all enjoyed! This event is looking really promising, and I love hearing everybody’s wishes! All that hidden lore and characterization is very tasty.))
((Epel is incredible as always! Please note that this story will make MUCH more sense if you read the event story first, as pretty much the whole thing refers to the second half of it))
“Does that kinda person even exist!?”
[ Besides Mister S’s Mystery Shop ]
Epel: So the four of us are the only ones left to head to the dining room and save Idia, huh…
Riddle: All the ones before us failed to rescue him. A whole bunch of good for nothings.
Ace: Hah… Why do I have to join in on such a troublesome mission….
Ace: Idia-senpai ain’t very popular is he.
Rook: Every man has his forte, their own place to shine.
Rook: It’s just that the Roi de ta Chambre is better at pursuing his own passions than building up intimate relations with many people.
Riddle: In other words, he’s a shut-in.
Rook: Oui! Exactly.
Ortho: My big bro’s attitude towards life is just fine, so let’s concentrate on our strategy for now!
Ortho: You all need to start thinking about a suitable way to win over the bride.
Epel: Right… the part about the bride wanting an “Ideal Prince”.
Ace: I’d say Epel is a pretty good candidate you know.
Ace: Leaving height aside for a sec here, he does give off a pretty typical prince-like vibe, right? Add in these clothes and it’s perf.
Ace: If you just put on some thick-soled souls, hide your height, you might even get an OK from the bride, don’t ya think?
Epel: No way…
Riddle: On the other hand, I’d say our biggest problem here is you, Ace. Your language is rough, which is pretty far from prince-like.
Ace: Eh~, but Leona-senpai is the same though.
Riddle: And that’s why he got turned down.
Riddle: Even if it’s just a facade, you should at least try acting like a prince.
Ace: Ye~es, got it dorm prez.
Rook: Well then, I suppose it’s about time we all start preparing our proposal for the princess. Let’s split up for the time being.
[ Main Street ]
Epel: … Hmm, the “ideal prince”.
Epel: Well, a proposal is supposed to look cool, right?
Epel: Like something from a movie or a book. Kneeling down in front of the princess, presenting a rose to her while saying something like “Marry Me?”… something like that.
Epel: No, no, naw! That’s the kind cringy dialogue I reckon Rook-san would say! Way too embarrassin’!
Epel: Hah… Being the ideal prince is difficult.
???: Do you have a moment?
Epel: You’re Silver-san… right? You acted in Vil-san’s movie.
Silver: Ah, that’s right. You’re from Pomefiore just like Vil-senpai…
Silver: Ah right, Epel.
Silver: Sorry bout calling out to you so suddenly. I’m looking for Malleus-sama, have you seen him?
Epel: I haven’t seen him…. Is everything alright?
Silver: It appears that the moment I took my eyes off him, he left the dorm, I haven’t seen him since.
Silver: It’s Malleus-sama we’re talking about here, so it’s nothing too pressing, but I’m looking for him just in case.
Silver: That aside, you’ve got a very serious expression going on there, are you okay?
Epel: Uhm…. To be honest, I have to become an ideal prince….
Silver: Ah, thinking of a strategy? I heard you guys were planning on rescuing Idia-senpai and the others.
Silver: Hm, a prince, huh…. Well, the closest example for me would be Malleus-sama, but…
Epel: It seems like the bride cares more about the “image” of an ideal prince than blood lines or family names.
Silver: Hmm…. So I heard. Difficult, huh.
Silver: That said, my old man used to tell me about the “Necessary Conditions for an Ideal Prince” when I was younger.
Epel: What are they!? Please let me know!
Silver: Something like … “If the princess starts to sing, quickly rush in to harmonize with her”.
Epel: What!? (*) Even in a place like karaoke I’d be pissed if someone suddenly cut in to start a duet… I mean, I’d feel annoyed… maybe.
Silver: There’s more… “They have to have beautiful teeth that are white enough to reflect sunlight.”
Epel: Does that kinda person even exist!?
Silver: No clue. I thought it was kinda odd when I heard it too… Eh, I guess there might be some difference depending on era and location.
Epel: You brushed that off real easy…
Epel: (… After hearing Silver-san talk, I feel a little more at ease)
Epel: (In the end, of course, I’d be nothing like a prince)
Silver: … Ah, I just remembered another one. Something that is extremely important for the “ideal prince” to have.
[ Main Street ]
Silver: I forgot an important condition. It seems like a prince is always supposed to appear on a white horse.
Epel: A horse… There was a ranch near my family’s house, so I’ve got some experience riding for fun but…
Epel: Does it have to be a white horse?
Silver: Absolutely, it has to be white. Don’t know why though.
Epel: Is that so…
Epel: Ah! You’re part of the equestrian club, right? Is there a white horse in the school’s stables?
Silver: There is one but…
Epel: Really? Please show me! If I got a white horse, even I might become a bit more prince-like!
Silver: … Got it. Follow me.
[ Sports Field ]
Epel: Woah, there are so many good-looking horses!
Silver: The white horse… look there, in the corner of the riding grounds. She tends to stay away from the herd.
Epel: Incredible! Such a shining mane, and a straight back, she looks so fast!
Epel: Can I ride her now?
Silver: No, it’d be better if you gave up.
Epel: Wha-, why?…. Is it because I’m too short for your liking and I’d look out of proportion with the horse?
Silver: No, not that. The horse is new to our school and has a violent temperament. No one has managed to ride her except for me.
Silver: Her forelegs pack quite a powerful kick too. Even the advisor struggles to approach her, let alone the other equestrian club members.
Epel: I see… Huh?
Epel: Their ears are lying flat, and her teeth are bared. Could it be that this girl doesn’t have a bad temper but…
Epel: … Let’s do this.
Silver: Oi, don’t approach her! You’ll get hurt!
Epel: It’s fine…. Maybe.
Silver: No! If you approach from the front like that–
Horse: *neighing sound*!
Epel: It’s okay…. It’s okay so….
Epel: It’s… it’s … calm down… I’m on your side.
Silver: The horse listened to him..?
Silver: That was a close one… It’d have been dangerous if she tried kicking properly.
Silver: Why did you do such a dangerous thing?
Epel: I thought this girl was just scared.
Epel: I’m sure she’s just aggressive because she’s anxious about being dropped in a new environment.
Epel: With that kinda horse, you just have to show them you’re not an enemy without trying to force them into obeying…
Epel: The neighboring ranch used to have a reluctant horse too. So when everybody else was at a loss what to do, that’s what poppop told me.
Silver: Is that so…
Epel: Silver-san, would it be okay if I borrow this girl?
Epel: If I ride a white horse, I may just be able to make the bride look my way!
Silver: Ah, sure then, just keep being careful.
Epel: Will do!
Epel: Well then… may I get on?
Epel: Thank you. You’re pretty kind after all.
Epel: Well then, please excuse me! … Giddy up!
Silver: I should say thanks.
Silver: Rather than controlling them by force, we should face them head-on and gently reassure the horse, huh.
Silver: The way Epel is riding that white horse now looks quite a bit like the “ideal prince” to me.
[ Exterior Hallway 2F ]
Ghost A: Kgh-…. This guy….
Ghost A: For someone so cute he sure is persistent!
Epel: Enough of the cute already!
Ghost A: uWAhh-!?
Ghost B: We can do it… Everybody surround him and attack together!
Ghost B: ORAA!!
Epel: Kgh-! It hurts… but…
Epel: That kinda crap ain’t stopping me-!
Ghost A: Gya–!?
Ghost B: Th- this guy… He doesn’t show a shred of mercy in his attacks!
Ghost A: Despite his fragile appearance he’s super ferocious!
Epel: … Hehe.
Epel: In the end, I’m nuffing like no dumbass prince!
Epel: Dontcha look down on me just cuz I’m small!
(( Sentences marked with (*) where spoken in a countryside-dialect. I didn’t always know a good folksy English equivalent so just imagine a heavier accent in those places. During the ghost confrontation he drops the facade entirely and just goes for it. I support Epel going feral 100%.
Everybody else enjoying Ghost Marriage? Funniest and most enjoyable event so far imho! I find it interesting that Epel recognized Silver from Vil’s movie (check Silver’s PE R), his head was edited out though, so did Epel recognize him from the credits? Secret after-party? Was Epel somewhere in the background fetching water for the crew all along? Guess we’ll never know. I wonder if Pomefiore had a grande screening of the movie when it was completed.
The horse doesn’t have a clear gender btw, so feel free to imagine that it’s a male horse if you feel like it.
Shout-out to Cow for helping me figure out Rook was saying “Roi de ta Chambre”, french katakana fries the brain!
((Hope you’re enjoying the Fairy Gala! In this SSR Leona’s journey to learn how to pose and walk the runway continues! If you have the card, I recommend following along with the sound on, because there’s a lot of sound effects lol))
“After making me do all this”
[ Pomefiore Dorm - Ballroom ]
Leona: Without swaying my hips, just got to put my legs forward… keep my knees straight when my feet hit the ground…
Leona: Cross my legs with each step as if I was walking along a single straight line…. but keep my stride wide, push out my chest.
Leona: ….. There, how’s that.
Leona: A fashion show ‘walk’. I assume there are no further complaints?
Vil: ….. You get full marks.
Vil: Now aren’t you a changed man compared to just a few days ago. What made you get so serious all of a sudden?
Leona: I could hardly get motivated since fashion shows are pretty much rubbish…
Leona: But I’m also sick of being stuck with you.
Leona: So I figured it’d be “easier” to just get it over with.
Leona: Now isn’t that amenable of me, heh?
Vil: You got serious just so you could take it easy? … You’re so lazy I might actually be impressed.
Leona: I’m done with your walking class. So I’ll say goodbye to your “lessons” now.
Vil: So naive. Did you really think that the world of “walking” would be composed of just learning how to walk?
Leona: Wha-? There’s more!?
Vil: Naturally. There’s still the most important thing. Namely…
Vil: To make sure we draw everyone’s gaze towards you on the runway, we have to select an alluring pose. That’s the point of a fashion show.
Vil: You might be an amateur, but surely you’ve at least seen it on TV or in magazines.
Vil: For example, when you reach the end of the runway, you could put your hand on your hip…
Vil: ….. (*TL note, Vil poses here, and there are sparkles all over the screen*)
Vil: And strike a pose like this.
Leona: That’s not related to walking.
Vil: “Posing” is a part of walking.
Vil: You must strike a dazzling pose, or else you won’t be able to steal their gazes.
Vil: In addition, a pose reflects the model’s life experience. So that doesn’t mean you can just do the same thing as me.
Leona: Aa~aagh-, what a pain. You can just go and pick the right one for me.
Vil: ….. Hmph. I had a feeling you’d just say it was a pain.
Vil: That’s why I prepared some cooperative helpers to deal with your uncooperative self.
Leona: The way this is going…
Leona: I got a bad feeling about this.
Rook: ‘Ello, Roi Du Leon! Your hair is beautiful as usual today, tres bien!
Cater: Seeing Leona get all serious is pretty rare~! Let’s take a MagiCam pic to remember it by ♪
Leona: Rook and Cater… Two extra noisy dudes have joined us…
Leona: Why would you ever ask these guys for help?
Vil: Rook has a deep understanding of beauty. And Cater is familiar with all the latest trends.
Vil: So they’ll be serving as your “posing advisers”.
Rook: I’m here to bring out Leona-kun’s “beauty”, right? ~ Leave it to me.
Cater: We’re going to teach you the sweetest viral poses ♪
Leona: … Hah. Fine. If you two are just going to be noisy the whole time you’re going to make me want to die.
Leona: So let’s just get this over with.
[ Pomefiore Dorm - Ballroom ]
Vil: It’s time to brainstorm the perfect pose to make Leona stand out during the fashion show…
Vil: First of all, let’s hear Rook and Cater’s opinions.
Cater: Hmm~, that’s right~…
Cater: How about the ever-popular mysterious upturned eyes? …. Hm!!! Oh, and try pulling in your chin ☆
Rook: I want you to look a little more ephemeral, Leona-kun. Can you hold your hand out towards me?
Rook: Now stare into the void…. like that… As if you’re asking a prince for aid!…
Leona: Wha? I don’t understand the shit you’re on about…
Rook: Non! Your body has to face me like this!! Make your shoulders crips and parallel with the ground!!!!
Rook: Ah yes, why don’t you try holding some flowers? What would look better, yellow or pink?
Rook: How confounding… You know what, let’s put both on your shoulders to try it out!
Cater: Ooh, in that case, we can surround your face with flowers to give the impression of a slim face…
Leona: … Fuc'ing annoying!!!!!
Rook & Cater: Ouch-!!
Leona: Stop touching me with your sticky hands. It’s disgusting.
Leona: To start with I don’t need such detailed instructions…. things like pulling in my chin, putting out my hand.
Leona: Let’s quit all this tedious talking and skip to trying the real thing. It’ll be much faster.
Vil: … Really? Aren’t you awfully confident?
Leona: You bastards want “mysterious” and “ephemeral”, right?
Leona: Well, I’ll answer your prayers. So shut up and watch.
Leona: ….. There. Feeling satisfied?
Rook & Cater & Vil: ….
Rook: Roi du Leon…
Rook: ……. That is some beautiful posing!
Cater: And totes natural~! Could it be you’re not a stranger to it!?
Leona: You know, back home, we often have to pose for portraits and commemorative photos and so on.
Leona: So this much is easy.
Cater: Po-, portraits… that’s the royal family for you.
Vil: … Not bad.
Leona: Haha-! See!?
Leona: Well then, with this the lesson is finally over…
Leona & Rook & Cater: “But”?
Vil:… It’s ordinary.
Leona & Rook & Cater: !?
Leona: Saying that…. after making me do all this…
Leona: You’re calling it ordinary!?..
Vil: I’d consider it an “ordinary” level of pretty. You got some mystery and ephemeralness in there, and your concept wasn’t bad either.
Vil: …. But just that won’t cut it.
Vil: In order for “Operation: Eyes on me, not the tiara" to succeed, you have to have “something” more than ordinary.
Vil: And your current pose lacks this “something”.
Rook: …. I see. When you put it that way, I want to see what Leona can bring out beyond this point.
Rook: In the end, Vil’s judgments when it comes to beauty are accurate as always!~
Vil: However, I am somewhat troubled since I’m not sure what the “something” you’re lacking is at this moment.
Rook: Hm, that is a tough question. What do you think, Leona-kun?
Vil: …? Where is Leona?
Cater: Ummm, about Leona-kun….
Cater: He said “I give up” and went back to Savanaclaw ♪
Rook & Vil: !?
Vil: This irresponsible man!… I will chase you!
[ Savanaclaw Dorm - Leona’s Room ]
[ *KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK* ]
Vil: LEONA!!! UNLOCK THIS DOOR.
Leona: These rude assholes…
Leona: Haa~ah. I’ll just go take a nap.
Ruggie: … Huh? What are y’all doing in front of Leona’s door?
Cater: Ah, Ruggie-kun. We got ourselves in a bit of a mess…
Ruggie: … I see. So Leona went and locked himself away in his room.
Ruggie: Well, Leona-san always forgets to lock the bay window.
Rook: Thank you, Monsieur Dandelion!
Rook: Excuse the intrusion, Leona-kun.
Vil: Look at you all tucked into your blankets, sweetly snoozing away…. aren’t you a good kid.
Leona: Ruggie… you bastard!…
Ruggie: I-I had no other choice!
Ruggie: If the show fails because of Leona, then I’ll be the one in trouble for exchanging the tiara, ya know.
Vil: …. As for me, I hate doing things halfway. We will do this perfectly.
Vil: Founded on the beautiful queen’s spirit of encouragement… It’s the pride of Pomefiore!!!
Leona: Don’t pull on my blankets!!
Leona: I went out of my way to help out, and all I get in return are complaints…
Leona: I followed all your instructions already. I can’t go further than this.
Rook & Cater: That….
Leona: Sorry, but I’m not going to waste any more effort on this.
Leona: It’s time to sleep.
[ *blanket SWOOSH* ]
Ruggie: Aa~aah. He’s completely wrapped up in his blankets now. He won’t be waking up for a while.
Cater: What should we do? If he’s acting like this, the posing isn’t exactly…
Cater & Ruggie & Rook: Huh?
Vil: Fufu…. Fufufu-! I got it! The inspiration I needed!
[ Classroom ]
Cater: It’s almost time for Leona-kun’s fashion show.
Cater: Will he be able to nail the posing in front of the queen of Pixie Hollow?
Cater: Vil-kun appeared to have come up with something, but he didn’t tell me the details…
Cater: Ah, I’m worried~ ☆
Idia: Ex.. excuse me…
Idia: Sp-speaking of…. Mr. Cater…. Tha…that…
Idia: I-if, yo..you’d like… My dro..drone is streaming…. If… if you’d like to v..iew.
Cater: Eh, what~? I didn’t hear what you were saying.
Idia: Ah-, yea-yeah. It’s, um, nothing.
Idia: (Aah~ This is why I hate these cheery chara-types that don’t listen. It’s like they got an bug in their personal space systems.)
Fairy Announcer: Please give them a warm welcome!
Cater: Kalim-kun and Jamil-kun got some real cool dance moves. Makes me want to put it on Magicam straight away.
Idia: Jamil-dono is in great shape!…
Fairy Announcer: The fairy in the middle is looking majestic.
Cater: It’s Leona-kun!
Fairy Announcer: Eyes that shine like the sun, with healthy sunkissed skin! He comes adorned in celestial-looking white garments around his powerful muscles.
Fairy Announcer: He perfectly matches the “Exotic” theme of this year’s Fairy Gala.
Fairy A: A melancholy atmosphere, but with magnificent footwork. What kind of fairy is this!
Fairy B: He simply exudes elegance, and he’s dressed in such a luxurious garment… Surely, he must be a well-known fairy.
Leona: Yeah, yeah, make some noise about how much you love me…
Leona: … Now’s the time to really take it all in.
Fairy Announcer: At last, he’s hit the end of the runway. What kind of pose is he going to show us?
Leona: I have to hide my annoyance… And show them all the “special something” that Vil decided on.
Leona: “Operation: Eyes on me, not the tiara“ … Will be a success!
Fairy Announcer: Thi-, this is!!!???
Fairy Announcer: … …
Fairy Announcer: … I can’t believe my eyes!
Fairy Announcer: Just a moment ago, this fairy that was so mysterious and ephemeral. …
Fairy Announcer: Suddenly went and swept around his heavy cape, took a wide step outwards, and pulled off an incredibly gallant turn!
Fairy Announcer: He’s still maintaining that original vibe of ennui but…. despite all that, it’s super dynamic!!!!!
Fairy Announcer: I’ve never seen a fairy with such a bold and powerful pose in my entire liiii~ife!!
Cater: Tha, that movement!
Cater: That movement… that’s…
Cater: The same as when he covers himself with the blanket!!
Idia: Oh! I see, a blanke…
Idia: … Huh? A blanket? What? Why?
Idia: Eek! More people!
Cater: Oh, Vil-kun. And Professor Crewel too.
Vil: When I saw Leona forcefully covering himself with his blankets to go sulk in bed…
Vil: I was inspired.
Vil: Intensity… It’s one of the few strengths that that lazy Leona possesses.
Vil: What Leona’s pose was missing was his own brand of ferocious crudeness.
Fairy A: A whole array of rough yet beautiful poses… I wish I could be one of the locks to brush against his face.
Fairy B: Those sharp eyes, and that provocative wrinkle between the brows…! Totally exotic.
Leona: Oi, you guys. Enough with the whispering…
Leona: Instead, come on and praise me more.
Fairy A: PLEASE! SHOWER US IN YOUR FAIRY DUST!!
Fairy B: SCATTER IT AL OVER US-!
[ *scatter* !! ]
Crewel: Good boy, Kingscholar. You can do it when you try, hm.
Crewel: He really makes the costume shine with his gallant movements. It was worth making it.
Idia: Everyone’s eyes were glued to Mr. Leona… I get nauseous just thinking about it.
Cater: He was pretty unwilling, but he managed to completely captivate all the fairies at the Gala.
Cater: As expected from Leona-kun ♪
Fairy Announcer: Everyone… Please give him your applause!!!!
Jamil: Leona-senpai, thanks for the hard work.
Leona: The cheers were so loud, my ears hurt… I’m going to take a break.
Kalim: Eh? But we can’t keep Ruggie waiting near the entrance!
Leona: … I’ll go when I’m done.
Leona: The show is already over. You can do whatever you want.
(( Fairies are not immune to catboy charms. It sure seems like Leona sprinkled something on them there, will they prepare some dust just for him to use in the main story? I suppose so lol. Guess we got to wait to find out.
The literal translation of the operation would be something more like Operation: Monopolize both the Tiara and the Line of sight. Which isn’t really snappy. So big thanks to Athy for thinking of “Operation: Eyes on me, not the tiara” , whch is a lot snappier and gets the same idea across lol ))
(Sorry, it seems like tumblr lost your ask when I tried to save it as a draft… )
Anyway, it does seem that person deleted their translation :(! However, I asked around and luckily Shel translated it too :D! Feel free to read her translation over here
My friend got me some Lilia birthday cake! <3
It was pretty damn tasty <3
hi... would you please consider on translating epel's sr card 2nd story? i can't find a translation anywhere :((
Do you mean his Ceremonial Robes?
Thanks, everybody! I hope to keep sharing twisted goodness with all of you!
((Time for Silver’s PE card! With a peek into the activities of the Movie Appreciation Club.))
“Just as harsh as the world of…”
[ Courtyard ]
Silver: Zzz…… Zzz…
Silver: Ah! … Did I fall asleep again? Even though I was supposed to be polishing my swordsmanship…
Silver: This just goes to show that I’ve grown relaxed. I should apologize to my old man… Huh?
[ *chatter chatter talking talking* ]
Silver: What’s going on? It’s pretty noisy over there.
Vil: Now, all of you sitting around all carefree, it’s time to move over. I will be using this location for filming.
Silver: You’re the Pomefiore dorm leader…
Vil: Vil Schoenheit. And you must be… Malleus’ attendant.
Silver: Silver. All this ruckus… Did you say you were filming?
Vil: Correct. It’ll be new movie produced by the Movie Appreciation Club. A Gothic Horror that uses this school as its stage.
Silver: Well, I was in the middle of training here too. It’s a bother if you just decided to start monopolizing the courtyard.
Vil: What a shame. I already got the headmaster’s permission, after all. Well, rather than that, you…
Silver: What? You got a problem?…
Vil: Oh, it’s possible… No, even more than possible!
Silver: … Huh?
Vil: Those aurora-colored eyes, that sharp nose, those contoured lips… You might not compare to me, but it’s certainly not bad either.
Vil: I’ve decided. Star in my movie.
Silver: … What!?
Vil: I was worried since one of the cast members fell sick all of the sudden, so this is perfect timing.
Silver: I refuse. I’m in the middle of training my swordsmanship. And to start with, I can’t even act.
Vil: Rest assured. You might be featured, but you’re no more than an extra. There’ll be no lines for you to remember.
Vil: It’s fine to just stand there with that cool face.
Vil: Oh, Is that a refusal? You got some nerve talking back to your seniors.
Vil: It appears that Malleus is pretty awful at teaching you Diasomnia students some manners.
Silver: (Hng…. Is he saying that by refusing I’ll damage Malleus-sama’s name?)
Silver: ….. If I must. I will do my best.
Vil: All right. Let’s start filming.
Vil: It’s a tense scene in which the main character’s best friend gets attacked by a ghost. You’ll be playing the role of a random student who happens to be there too.
Vil: Well then, let’s start! — ACTION!
(Audio: Random screaming, panic and commotion noises in the background throughout this scene)
Silver: (I got wrapped up in a pretty weird situation. Well, for the time being, it’s fine if I just stand here without moving, right?)
Silver: (…. However…. this filming is so boring….. far too boring, I’ll start to…. become drowsy… again….)
Vil: CUUUUT! CUT, CUT!!!
Vil: Extra N.1! Did I ask you to play the role of sleeping beauty?
Silver: Huh? Aah… But you said, “it’s fine to just stand there”.
Vil:… You. Would you honestly not have a single reaction when a student is getting bitten by a ghost before your very eyes?
Silver: I see. So it was that kind of scene?….
Vil: Do it properly next time.
Silver: Aah, I’ll see what I can do.
Vil: Take 2. Action!
Vil: CUT! You reacted too fast! Don’t act surprised when the ghost hasn’t even appeared yet.
Silver: I see. I should act surprised after the ghost appears.
Vil: Don’t make me say it over and over again. Take 3. Action!
Vil: Cuuuuut! You’re too late this time! How can one person be this bad at keeping pace!
Silver: P, pace…?
Vil:… I wonder if you’re actively trying to make me despair…. Take 4, action!
Vil: ….. On the contrary, it’s really quite incredible… You don’t have even a crumb of talent… Are you just some pretty-faced scarecrow standing about? …
Silver: I already told you that I can’t act.
Silver: I’m Malleus-sama’s guard. Make-believe and acting is not something I do…
Vil: ….. Right. I get it. Well then, here, take this, your next role.
Silver: … A script? You told me there’d be no lines.
Vil: I did. This part doesn’t come with lines either. The only thing you need to do is ride a horse through the courtyard.
Vil: As Malleus’ guard, I expect at least this much should come naturally to you.
Vil: Good. Then this time I will expect a one-shot homerun from you.
Silver: Then I should ride this horse? Got it.
Silver: – Hah!
Silver: ( I feel like I can ride pretty well, but I cannot afford to bring shame upon Malleus-sama.)
Silver: (I have to play this role perfectly.)
Silver: (…. There it is! The school’s entrance. Well then, starting from here…)
Silver: Increase my speed… Go from a canter, to a gallop, and—
Silver: (— Ready my sword!)
Vil: …..! CUT!!!
Vil: Bravo! What incredible intensity! You can do it if you try!
Silver: Well, that’s because this is no different from what I normally do… By the way, what role was I playing this time?
Vil: The Headless Horseman that rides through the scene.
Silver: The headless horseman?….
Vil: It’s a waste, but we’ll have to remove your head in post-production. Still, your movements really brought the role to life…
Vil: It was a good shot. You may have some talent as a stuntman.
Silver: I see. You won’t go compromise or go easy even on a single supporting role… The world of showbusiness is just as harsh as the world of martial arts…
((Yup, Vil does literally say Aurora-colored eyes in Japanese too! Does that make two sneaky Sleeping Beauty references in one chapter? Perhaps it does.
Oh, this card is pretty funny with sound effects btw, so I recommend playing through it when you get it, haha. Silver falling asleep during the ghost scene in middle of some incredible ruckus, fighting, and screaming is pretty hilarious.
If Silver thinks this kind of treatment is comparable to his regular martial arts training, I wonder what kind of training regime he might’ve had under Lilia?))
((More Lilia for the soul! And some fresh baby Malleus lore straight from the source. Also look at how long his sleeves are in his card illustration! Cute!))
“I am the guardian here.”
[ Sports Field ]
Lilia: The physical fitness test, hah….. It’s grueling to exert myself under the noon-light like this.
Lilia: It appears my next task is the shuttle run. Hmpf. (*1)
Lilia: For someone like me, there is nothing meaningful to things such as measuring endurance…
Lilia: Rather than that, I wonder about Malleus…. Oh, there he is. Over by the long throw.
Lilia: Heheh. He’s doing very well. It’s as if it were flying.
Rook: Ah, Monsieur Curiosity. You appear to be in excellent spirits.
Lilia: Ah the Pomefiore Officer Rook, right? What is the matter? (*2)
Rook: You were looking so satisfied, smiling, staring off into the distance, I started to wonder if something interesting was happening on this field.
Rook: If you’re interested, then certainly I will be too. I want to join your observations. After all, I’m sure it must be splendid prey.
Lilia: Hmm. Is your hunter’s blood being thrilled? If you have the confidence, by all means feel free to ready your bow.
Lilia: But before you do that, I also recommend you prepare your casket.
Rook: Oh. If you’re saying such things, I must assume you were watching the Roi Des Dragons?
Lilia: Indeed. He’s doing the long throw at the moment. Everybody seems to be astonished by the distance he can send the ball flying.
Rook: Oh yes, I see now. He’s at the edge of the field. He’s got such a calm visage, but it’s as if he’s throwing them beyond the school grounds.
Lilia: Oh, you can see him too? You’ve got good eyes for a human.
Rook: Well. In that aspect I’m confident I wouldn’t lose to anyone, not even you.
Lilia: When it comes to me, distance matters very little. No matter where he is, I’ll know soon enough.
Lilia: After all, I’ve been watching him since the time he still had eggshell on his face.
Rook: Hmm… So it is true that you were his caretaker?
Lilia: Indeed. It seems that the hunter does not merely possess good eyes, but good ears too.
Rook: It’s an honor to be praised by you, Monsieur.
Rook: Speaking of ears, your sharp ears are marvelous. A captivating and beautiful shape that no human can possess.
Lilia: Fufu, that’s correct. They’re my charm point.
Rook: Is everyone in the Valley of Thorns so beautiful? Well, I suppose there must be some sharp thorns amongst it all too.
Rook: I imagine that raising the noble and tempestuous dragon must have been no easy task.
Lilia: Oh, what are you saying. Wouldn’t you say there’s a lot of adorable parts there too?
Lilia: There were some mischievous moments when he was an infant; when he’d start fretting and breathing fire.
Lilia: And there was a time when my bangs got burned too. Fufufu, this is becoming pretty nostalgic.
Lilia: It was merely my hair, but the sheer fact that he managed to wound me… That night I raised a toast of tomato juice in celebration.
Rook: Hahahaha. That sounds pretty exciting.
Lilia: Hm~mm, indeed. Hahaha.
Lilia: Regardless of that, you’ve been oddly inquiring a lot about Malleus for a while now…
Lilia: You weren’t actually thinking of hunting him now, were you?
Rook: Fufufu, scary, how scary.
Rook: I am interested in him as well, but right now my heart’s aim is set on you, Lilia-kun.
Rook: There is no hunter foolish enough to go chasing other prey when faced with the beauty of your concealed secrets.
Lilia: Fufu, so you’re aiming for me? How interesting.
Lilia: Then I suggest you do not let your mind wander. The hunter may become the hunted in a moment’s notice.
Lilia: After all, it would be very pitiable if not even your bones remained.
Rook: Hahaha. If it’s you, then chasing one another will be very excitin—
[ WOOSH-…… BAM!!!]
Savanaclaw Student: Woah- !! What came flying by with such force!? Was that a meteor…. Or?
Heartslabyul Student: Rook, are you okay? It looked like that was going to be a direct hit.
Rook: Oh how dangerous. Just a few more inches, and my nose would’ve turned into grated apple.
Rook: This is…. a ball from the long throw section.
Lilia: That ball was pitched by Malleus. Look, you can see him there, right?
Rook: You’re right. That expression….. There’s a beauty that will last forever.
Lilia: That guy has some good eyes too, you see. He must have thought I was getting caught up in your antics.
Rook: In that case, I suppose I must restrain myself. The unity between Diasomnia appears to be strong.
Rook: Or should I say he’s simply over-protective.
Lilia: To say such a foolish thing. Rather than him, I am the guardian here.
Rook: In that case, he must’ve tightly pulled in the reigns for your sake.
Lilia: Oh, no-no. At this long-distance, he was most certainly aiming to brush the tip of your nose… Just as I’d expect from Malleus.
Lilia: These are the fruits of my upbringing.
Rook: Look at this self-praising doting parent… This parental love is also absolutely beautiful!
*1: The Shuttle Run is also known the beep test or PACER test. Or that one test many of us had to suffer through in high school where you run up and down two lines for what seems like forever before the next beep.
*2: The word he uses is actually one usually used to address military staff or military officers. We know from one of Silver’s stories that Lilia used to fight in wars as a soldier too. So that bit of flair stood out to me.
(Mal can breathe fire! And… he might’ve been born from an egg??! Well, it’s possible Lilia was being metaphorical too, so I don’t want to draw conclusions there yet, haha.
((This might be my favorite card so far! The light music club has incredible chaotic energy and every moment is a delight. As is Lilia, who some of you might be aware is my fave haha, and we learn plenty of new things about him in this card! From candy to music preferences, and with an INCREDIBLE groovy illustration to boot! Please enjoy!))
“It’s a match!”
[ Classroom ]
Lilia: Ooh, it appears our Kalim has brought some donuts from the Land of Hot Sands for his refreshments today.
Kalim: Sharp eye, Lilia! It’s called awamat, a kind of donut dipped in syrup.
Cater: It looks delicious, but I get the feeling that it goes way too far beyond simply “sweet” in terms of taste for me.
Cater: I guess I’ll just have to take some of the candy that Lilia brought along instead. Ahn~ …. Nom.
Cater: AGhck- , cough cough! What the heck is this flavor!
Lilia: Kufufu, it’s licorice candy. You need only eat it once for it to become a habit.
Cater: No way, it tastes disgusting! It’s like salty gum….
Lilia: Is that so? But I really love it…. Nom…. Nom, it goes down real easy.
Kalim: You look like you’re enjoying it~. But I’m not very good with that kinda food either. It doesn’t really smell like what you’d expect food to smell like, huh?
Lilia: What a shame, and I so wanted to share my favorite candy with the few members our club possesses.
Cater: Ah, right. Speaking of club stuff, what will do for this year’s freshmen club recruitment drive?
Kalim / Lilia: ….. ?
Cater: Come on~! Didn’t we gather today specifically to decide what to do for that!
Lilia: Before that, let’s start by reminding me what club we are again.
Cater: You want to start from there!? We’re the light music club!
Lilia: Ah, yes, I recall now. It’s just that, normally, we merely gather in the club room and lackadaisically sit around like so.
Kalim: I gotta admit, I also don’t even really remember touching an instrument since joining the club.
Cater: Well, that’s why the headmaster scolded me~
Cater: “You only have three members, and on top of that you never do anything, so if you don’t get any new members I’m disbanding your club!” … Is what he said.
Cater: That’s why we have to get new members during this year’s recruitment drive! It’s too late for us to recruit any students that have already settled in!
Lilia: The guys at this school aren’t suited for the band lifestyle in the first place.
Cater: Hmm, you got a point~. People started fighting amongst each other before we even had any performances lined up.
Lilia: Day in and day out they’d be like “our sense of music is incompatible”, and then they’d quit. Simple uncooperativeness, don’t you think.
Cater: And in the end, we’re the only ones left.
Cater: The only three pleasant agreeable boys in this whole school~
Cater: Well, speaking roughly, last year’s recruitment performance by Lilia was pretty awful too.
Cater: You totally put everybody off by hitting and breaking a guitar while screaming with such a hoarse voice! Our only new member was Kalim.
Lilia: What are you saying? That kind of screamo is my specialty.
Lilia: And you can’t call it a Trash Metal performance without snapping all the strings on your guitar.
Cater: I can’t keep up with this kinda hardcore dude. Besides, it’s not exactly popular.
Kalim: I thought Lilia’s performance was really fun! I’d never seen anything like it before!
Kalim: I was super surprised when you suddenly leaped off the stage into the audience too! Hahaha!
Lilia: Stage Diving is a live performer’s truest pleasure.
Lilia: And when nobody caught me and I fell straight to the floor, I must say I was surprised too. Kufufu.
Cater: Yes yes, let’s st~op telling these tired old stories. At this rate we’re actually going to be disbanded.
Cater: I don’t want to lose our place to relax after school. And I definitely don’t want to join a sports club~
Lilia: I understand. Then we should start practicing seriously for the sake of the club recruitment drive?
Lilia: I suppose we should consider what position each of us would like in our three-piece band.
Kalim: Ah, yes….
Everyone: Then I’ll be the vocalist!
Cater: Aw man no… Everybody is way too assertive about wanting to be the vocalist!
Lilia: Well, us pleasant agreeable boys are still students of Night Raven College after all.
Lilia: I’d say when it comes to the vocals, we should choose the most talented singer.
Kalim: That’s me then! Whenever I sing, I always get praised by Jamil, my parents, and my siblings too!
Cater: Eh~, you can’t really trust your relatives’ judgment though.
Cater: Speaking of singing though, it doesn’t matter who it is, if I take them to karaoke I can get them fired up!
Lilia: Hold on you two. I’ve already proven my singing abilities at last year’s club recruitment drive.
Cater: And that’s exactly why we know that your zombie-like shouting will scare off normal freshmen!
Lilia: So nobody is willing to concede… Hm.
Lilia: I suppose there’s no other way…. It’s a match for the position of a vocalist!
Kalim / Cater: Eh!?
[ Classroom ]
Kalim: So what kind of match are we doing to decide on vocals?
Cater: If it involves fighting I’m outie!
Lilia: Since we’re deciding on vocals, I think it’d be fair to decide using the scoring from a karaoke app.
Lilia: Everybody gets to sing once. So let us each face the challenge with our favorite songs.
Cater: A chance to show off with our fave songs, nice! Alrighty, let’s get started ~♪
Kalim: Did you already decide what to sing?
Cater: Yeah, my fave band released a new song this week. The key is just right~.
Cater: …… Huh? It looks like it isn’t available on the app yet.
Lilia: Suppose you ought to search for a different song. How are you faring, Kalim?
Kalim: Hn~, I’ve thought about it but….
Kalim: I’m better at dancing than I am at singing. So can I compete with a dance?
Cater: Wah, no way! That completely defeats the point!
Lilia: Kufufu, as usual, you say some interesting things. Well, there’ll still be time to search after you finished listening to my song.
Lilia: Let’s launch the karaoke app….. Hmm, would lullabies from the Valley of Thorns be under the folk song genre?
Cater: A lullaby!? Isn’t the gap between that and metal way too big!!
Lilia: But lullabies are my specialty! I can put even a crying infant to sleep in a fraction of a second.
Cater: Eeh, that’s an unexpected ability.
Lilia: Eheh, well, there are some points where I adlib some screamo.
Cater: Even though it’s a lullaby!?
Cater: Does a baby that can sleep through Lilia’s screaming even exist!? You sure they didn’t just faint!?
Lilia: How rude. They’d slumber gently and peacefully. Ahn~, how nostalgic.
Kalim: Oh, could it be you also have some siblings that are much younger than you?
Lilia: Well, not siblings but… I have resided together with babies before.
Kalim: I also sing lullabies sometimes, but I never quite get them to sleep. You gotta teach me the tricks later!
Lilia: I don’t mind. I’ll start by performing now…. Oh? The app doesn’t have any lullabies from the Valley of Thorns.
Cater: Aahn~. As expected, it’s too local, huh?
Lilia: Cater and I can’t sing our desired songs. And Kalim would prefer to dance….
Lilia: At this rate, we won’t be able to have our match. Let us decide with rock-paper-scissors instead then.
Lilia: The position that holds the fate of our band’s in its hands will be suitable for the one with the strongest luck.
Cater: Lilia-chan, that’s way too sloppy….
Kalim: Isn’t it fine? It’s easy to understand and we can decide in a flash.
Cater: No other way about it then…. Eh, I guess this kinda sloppy way of deciding things is more like us anyway.
Lilia: Alright, let’s go. Rock, paper….
Lilia: Hurray~, I won! I’ll be the vocalist!
Kalim: Hn~. Lilia, you are real lucky.
Cater: Just remember that breaking guitars is a no-go this year, okay~?
Lilia: Hm! ….. Although I was pretty happy to win, I think I’d rather play the bass or drum after all.
Cater: Then what was the point of playing rock-paper-scissors!?
Lilia: Obtaining the medal everybody else desires is not enough.
Cater: If you want to stand out so much, then it’s fine to do guitar and vocals, right?
Lilia: You don’t understand. From my research, I learned that many band leaders play the bass or drums.
Lilia: I’d say that has a cool vibe because it has that feeling of something quiet but superb.
Lilia: I believe you’re more familiar with popular songs, so the vocals should go to you, Cater.
Cater: Yay~! Thank you Lilia-chan! Then I’ll be the guitar vocalist! Kalim-kun what do you want to do?
Kalim: Outside of vocals? I don’t know how to play any instruments asides from those from the Country of Hot Sands. I’m good at the Darbuka.
Cater: What is a Darbuka? This is the first time I hear of it.
Lilia: It’s a drum that produces an exotic sound. I saw it once, long ago, when I visited the Country of Hot Sands.
Cater: I’m sorry to keep interfering but, aren’t folk instruments a little too unique for a three-piece band?….
Lilia: If you’re good at percussion, you’ll be good at the Drums! I’ll teach you how to play.
Kalim: Thanks, Lilia! I’ll look forward to learning a new instrument!
Lilia: Well then, I’ll be in charge of the bass. And I’ll be the leader of our three-piece band!
Cater: You’re oddly particular about being the leader, hm~. Well then, Leader. What should we do for our costume?
Lilia: Hnm….. Right. Some attention-grabbing clothes would be good.
Kalim: Then let’s custom-order some flashy outfits! If we get them to sew on gemstones, it’ll be super shiny, what do you think?
Cater: Nice ~♪ But we definitely don’t have the budget for that….
Lilia: We’re just a tiny club inches away from being disbanded. I think the club’s budget can just about cover the musical instruments.
Kalim: Hm, so we should work with the clothes we have?…
Cater: The dorm clothes….. well, they stand out, but we wouldn’t really look like a unit.
Lilia: Yeah, the dorm clothes would make us appear all over the place. If we’re thinking of clothes that are both matching and cool…. Hn~nm….
Lilia: Ah yes! What about our ceremonial robes!?
Cater: Lilia-chan, nice thinking!
Kalim: If you two like it, then I’m in too!
Lilia: Alr~ight, now that the costumes are settled upon, we’ll practice daily for the sake of the club recruitment drive, starting today!
Kalim / Cater: Yes!!
[ Diasomnia Dorm - Lounge ]
Lilia: … And that’s the story.
Silver: So that’s why you weren’t on guitar and vocals this year, father…
Sebek: Lilia-sama’s bass performance was pro-level. I will never forget it!!!!!!!
Lilia: Isn’t that right, kufufu.
[[ Don’t worry Lilia, I’ll eat your licorice! I love that stuff! Though I’ll attest that in my own experiences, Japanese people tend to not like it, haha. I know it’s a bit of a running thing amongst fellow Dutch or Scandinavian ex-pats to offer some of our supply to observe the reactions. Which would explain Cater & Kalim’s reactions to it here, haha. I suppose it’s something you’re more likely to enjoy when you grow up with it! I never heard of awamat before, but after googling it, I kinda want to eat it too, it looks super sweet!
The instrument Kalim mentions is also called a Goblet Drum. It’s pretty cool, I recommend looking up some videos to get an idea of the sound!
I just love the interactions between these three! I never really considered the potential of their friendships but I absolutely adore it now!
We never learn if they got new recruits, but they’re not disbanded, so I’ll assume either some random mobs joined, or Crowley was feeling very yasashi and let them continue on as usual.]]
((This was a very fun card to translate! Also this SR’s groovy is so cute.))
“That was rather intense”
[ Pomefiore Dorm - Lounge ]
Rook: Fufu, nothing beats a morning stroll. The crisp air makes my prey look even more beautiful.
Vil: Ah, Rook. You’re still dressed like that? Hurry up and get ready.
Vil: Don’t tell me you’ve forgotten today’s ceremony? I hate men who can’t be punctual.
Rook: Honestly, how could I forgot about something like this, Vil.
Rook: There’s no need to fret, I’ll get changed into my robes soon. There’s still plenty of time.
Rook: If it pleases you, I’d be happy for you to look over and approve of my appearance, Roi Des Poisons, it’s been a while.
Vil: Could I have a more troublesome man as my vice-president?
Vil: If you’re coming back from the outdoors, the least you could do is take a shower before you get changed.
Rook: Is that what you’re worried about? I assure you, for today’s stroll I didn’t do any running around, nor any sprawling on the ground.
Rook: I simply enjoyed approaching my sleepy prey, and having a little conversation with him. That’s all I did.
Vil: Is that so. Regardless, I’m asking you to take a shower and wash off the dirt from outside.
Vil: Our school’s iconic ceremonial robes are not something that should be worn sloppily.
Vil: As the vice-president, you’ll be standing next to me, so I won’t forgive even a speck of dust on those robes.
Rook: Ah, this is for the same reason you also told me to wear perfume while dressed in the ceremonial robes, isn’t it?
Vil: Correct. The scent is also part of the look.
Rook: I understand. Then I’ll obey.
Rook: If it means I can be the elegant blossoming carnation to complement your visage, then a shower or some perfume is no heavy effort. (*1)
[ Pomefiore Dorm - Hallway ]
Rook: How troubling… of course, the showers would be out of order at this exact moment.
Rook: It says it’ll be fixed by nighttime, but then I wouldn’t make it to the ceremony in time.
Floyd: As usual, Pomefiore is so sparkly and shiny~. It’s like I’m looking over the water surface.
Rook: Oh, coming around that corner is that Octavinele student… Superb timing.
Rook: Bonjour, Monsieur Malfeasant. (*2)
Floyd: Ah, it’s the seagull.
Rook: Oh, is that my nickname? How marvelous and unique.
Rook: Welcome back to Pomefiore Dormitory. Are you on one of your whimsical strolls?
Floyd: I’m not strolling, it’s an errand for Azul.
Rook: I see, I see.
Rook: I must tell you the truth, I’m currently in a great amount of trouble. I’d love to receive some of your assistance.
Floyd: Eh, don’t wanna. I’m busy.
Rook: Don’t tell me such cold words. I’d like to take a shower, but you see, our dorm’s shower is undergoing repairs.
Rook: Could you lend me the showers at Octavinele?
Floyd: Wah? I dunno. Besides, your problems have nothing to do with me, ya know.
Rook: I beg you. At this rate, I’ll have to break my promise to Vil.
Rook: I will only borrow your shower. It won’t be any hassle for you.
Floyd: So pushy. I told you I don’ wanna’.
Rook: Hmm… If you don’t give me permission now, it may turn into a little bit of a hassle.
Rook: Are you still going to refuse in spite of that?
Floyd: Aah, you want to make me obey by force?
Floyd: Some nice bravery there. Does that mean you want to be strangled a little?
[ *spritz spritz spritz* ]
Floyd: Uwa-, what did you spray!? It smells weird!….
Rook: To think you believe that ‘weird’ is the word to adequately describe this scent! Even though it’s a special perfume that Vil went out of his way to create just for me.
Rook: Can’t you smell the soothing sweetness of the musk and amber?
Rook: Well, the smell is pretty strong, so if you wear it, your prey will take note too.
Rook: So I try to only use it when I wear the ceremonial robes.
Floyd: Whatever! Fuck-, I can’t get it out even when I rub it-!…
Rook: That’s right. It’d be good if you changed your clothes quickly. It also sticks to your hair, so it’d be best if you took a shower too.
Rook: In that case, it means you wouldn’t have to go all out of your way to guide me to the showers either.
Floyd: Wha? Are you fucking around with me?
Rook: Oh my, what a wonderfully ferocious look.
Rook: I’m sure those sharp teeth could cut through a fisherman’s net easily… truly marvelous!
Floyd: Hgn…. what’s with this guy…. That smirk is so creepy. If you want to come along, suit yourself.
Floyd: A~h, the smell is so thick. I’m getting a headache…
Rook: Fufu. Then let us head towards Octavinele.
[ Octavinelle Dorm - Lounge ]
Rook: Thank you for letting me use the Octavinele showers. Oh yes, you’ve truly saved me.
Floyd: Hn, it was so bad. Sniff sniff….. I feel like I can still smell it.
Rook: Fufu. I don’t smell it any longer. It seems it has completely washed away.
Rook: I see you’ve also changed into your ceremonial robes, how wonderful. Will you be attending the ceremony too?
Floyd: I wish you’d just shut up already….
Rook: Ah, yes, while I’m here, do you mind if I finish up my makeup?
Floyd: Makeup? Didn’t you already finish drawing the stuff under your eyes?
Rook: I’m following Vil’s bidding. I can’t say I’m done after only doing just that.
Rook: These are just the makeup tools for the ceremonial makeup, hm….. Look, if you check inside the mirror stand, it’s overflowing with tools!
Floyd: Wah, there’s so much.
Floyd: Some weird bottle, and a pen stuck to a brush? …. And what’s this dark brown powder?
Rook: Contouring powder. You use it to make your face feel more three-dimensional.
Floyd: Huh. Then, what are these pencil-like things? Why are there way too many of them?
Rook: That’s eyeliner. Each has a different color. You pick the one you want based on the kind of eyeshadow you’re using, or what kind of line you want to draw.
Rook: Well then, excuse me a moment. I’ll start doing my makeup.
Floyd: A~a, it smells weird again.
Rook: Ah, even though I’m picking the cosmetics that only have faint scents.
Rook: Well, I suppose the smell will become stronger the more you apply…
Floyd: You think it stinks too, don’t you? Why are you following that betta fish so obediently?
Rook: For the sake of standing beside Vil.
Rook: That man is the most beautiful being in this entire school…
Rook: For the sake of being able to appreciate him from a VIP vantage point, this kind of trouble means nothing.
Rook: Fufu, it seems like you’ve been curious about what I’m doing for a while now. Would you like to try some makeup too?
Rook: You’ve got that heterochromia, not to mention that mysterious aura that envelops you, in such a way where nobody is able to predict your next move. All of that, is truly beautiful. I believe we can make it shine even more with makeup.~
Floyd: No way~. That’s way too much effort.
Floyd: I’m already growing bored of looking. So finish quickly.
Rook: In that case, feel free to leave me alone. I’ll lock up after I finish my makeup.
Floyd: No way. Azul gets super naggy and annoying when outsiders hang around.
Rook: I see, I suppose you’ll have to wait around till I’m done then.
Floyd: Come on. Can’t this lil seagull hurry a bit?
Rook: Polishing one’s beauty is a time-consuming thing.
Rook: If you’re bored, how about you help me dry my hair?
Rook: If you dry my hair while I finish my makeup, it’ll go faster, don’t you think?
Floyd: …. Annoying…. tsk, I get it. Gimme the hairdryer.
Rook: Well then, thank you ver-…. HOT-!
[ *BHMZZMMMMMM LOUD HAIR DRYER NOISES* ]
Rook: Non, non, Monsieur Malfeasant. Please adjust the temperature more carefully.
Floyd: Eh, wah-? I CAN’T HEAR YOU!
[ *BHMZMMMM* ]
Rook: Ooo, when you blow my hair around on the highest power setting, it’ll be hard to arrange later….
Floyd: Eh, the seagull had this much hair? It’s barely drying at all.
Rook: AaA, Monsieur Malfeasant! …. To think you like it this rough…!
Floyd: Don’t complain about the way I do it. As long as it’s dry it’s fine.
Rook: Hah, hah…. Is my hair dry already…? That was rather intense…
Rook: …. Hn?
Rook: Ooh- my hair ….
Rook: It’s like it exploded all over!
Floyd: Isn’t it boring to always have the same hairstyle?
Rook: I see, this is….
Rook: Truly quite marvelous!
Rook: This is the kind of hairstyle neither me nor Vil could’ve ever conceived. This kind of innovative concept is also extremely beautiful!
Floyd: Eh- really?
Rook: I feel like I’ve discovered so many new possibilities! Thank you Floyd-kun!
*1 : The flower he mentions is specifically a gypsophila. Which isn’t a super well-known flower. It is more commonly known as “baby-breath”, but having him say your “blossoming baby-breath” is just asking for a misunderstanding, haha. It is however, also part of the carnation family, so that’s what I went with for ease of reading.
*2: The Japanese word he uses is very specific, it means someone who commits crimes for fun. Or someone who likes to shock others with their crimes and delights in their reactions. Monsieur Does-Crime-For-Fun doesn’t really roll off the tongue. Nor does it really have the same feeling it does in Japanese. I went with Malfeasant, since the spirit of the nickname is preserved, and we also get some of that Mr. Hunt french flair.
(Enjoy Deuce’s lab SR! Deuce is such a cute straight-forward guy.)
“There is no one in this entire world as beautiful as you!”
[ Laboratory ]
Deuce: Alright. For the final step, I just have to add some chamomile and….. The potion is done!
Deuce: Ah!? I made a mistake again!?
Ace: You still working on that? You know the class is nearly over right?
Deuce: I-, I know that! But I can’t get it to work no matter how many times I try…..
Ace: Hmm… Did you try adding mustard? Or maybe some butter, some sugar.
Deuce: You don’t use that kinda stuff for alchemy! Hmph, this time I’ll definitely get it….
Deuce: Wh- what? I’m out of ingredients!?….
Ace: How can you fail this badly….
Crewel: Deuce Spade. It’s time to clean up the lab equipment.
Crewel: I’ll be seeing you in supplementary classes after school. After all, it’s my job to discipline no good mutts.
Ace: Oofph, my condolences~.
Deuce: Mr. Crewel, is that really okay!? I would be delighted!
Crewel: Gather the chamomile in the botanical garden, and return to the lab after classes. Understood?
Deuce: Yes, sir, thank you very much!
[ Botanical Garden - Temperate Zone ]
Deuce: I’ll gather the ingredients during my free period so I don’t wind up late for the supplementary classes later.
Deuce: … Ah. Now I think about it, I wonder how that beanstalk we planted for a class a while back is doing.
Deuce: The superintendent said he’d take care of it for me, so it might be blooming around now. It won’t hurt to take a little peek along the way.
Deuce: Hm, I’m sure it was in a flowerbed around here…
Deuce: Oh, there, there, found it.
Deuce: ….. Huh? I would’ve sworn it was a more vivid green when it was still a sapling, but the color is all dull now.
Deuce: It looks pretty lifeless too….. Could it be he wasn’t looking after it properly?
Vil: Hold on, what is going on here!?
Deuce: You’re….. Schoenheit-senpai. Is something wrong?
Vil: For crying out loud! Can’t you see all the herbs I planted for use in beauty products have wilted?
Deuce: Ah….. It seems like I’m not the only one with lifeless plants.
Vil: What’s the point in having a caretaker if they’re not taking care of the plants. Absolute negligence.
Vil: It might seem improbable now the herbs are in this state but… If I increase the amount of water they get for a while,
Vil: Remove the dried up and wilted leaves, and move them to one of the planters. Add some fertilizer and then….
Deuce: Ah…. If I do the same, will my beanstalk seedlings recover as well?
Vil: You shouldn’t rely on others on your first try. Try making some effort yourself first.
Vil: If you can’t think of anything, why don’t you go and say something nice to it?
Deuce: So-something nice!? What does that even mean?….
Vil: The arnica… looks like it’s safe for now. As for this geranium…. l might have to mix a different fertilizer for each one….
Deuce: ….. It’s like you’re already talking to someone else.
Deuce: However, saying nice things to a plant?…..
Deuce: Well, I did hear that beautiful music can promote plant growth… something like that, anyway. There might be some truth in what he said.
Deuce: ….. Ahum. Be-bean seedling…. san?
Deuce: Boy, that leaf is so nice…. And your stem looks so solid and healthy.
Deuce: When your flowers start to bloom, you’ll become so beautifu-…. no, I mean, would it be better to say you’ll surpass your current beauty? Uhm….
Ruggie: Oh, Deuce-kun. Good timing…
Deuce: There is no one in this entire world as beautiful as you!
Ruggie: Eh, what! What are ya-! ?
Deuce: Bu- Bucci-senpai!? It’s, it’s not what you think! Schoenheit-senpai said that the plants would become healthy again if you sing their praises so…!
Ruggie: Eh~….. Plants are a pretty strange target for your romantic affections…. I thought you were a total weirdo.
Deuce: I don’t have that kinda interest!
Ruggie: You’re turning bright red. Shishishi.
Vil: You two are way too loud. Some people are trying to work here, so shut up.
Deuce: … I was following his advice, but I still managed to get him mad at me.
Ruggie: What a disaster hm, Deuce-kun.
Vil: I see. So that’s why you two were making so much useless noise.
Vil: Deuce…. right? Are you an idiot?
Deuce: Are you implying that telling a plant nice things to make them become healthier was a lie..!
Ruggie: Looks like it. And you really believed that. Shishishi.
Vil: Well, I suppose obedience is also a virtue. But you won’t survive in this world just by being obedient.
Ruggie: Heh, at this school, that kinda serious personality is pretty valuable too.
Deuce: What the…. I don’t feel like I’m being complimented here…!
Vil: Regardless, all the flowerbeds in the Botanical Garden are damaged. What does the superintendent think he’s doing?
Vil: Judging from the condition of the leaves, they must’ve gone without water for about three days now….
Ruggie: Three days….?
Deuce: Is the superintendent take some holiday leave?
Vil: If that’s the case, there should’ve been a substitute taking care of them instead.
Vil: There are many valuable herbs and flowers for the study of magical drugs being cultivated in these gardens.
Vil: To think the person the superintendent left in charge would do such a terrible job at it.
Deuce: How about we go to the superintendent’s office now? We just got to apply some pressure one time and I’m sure they’ll rethink their ways.
Vil: Indeed. Let’s have a pointed chat with him.
Ruggie: Ah~……. This is kinda, starting to look a lil’ bad….
Deuce: Bucchi-senpai….? Could it be you know something?
Ruggie: Know something heh…. Well, I think I got a bit o’ a general idea.
Vil: I see. I get the gist of it now. Leona is involved in all this.
Deuce: Huh, why are you bringing up Kingscholar-senpai’s name?
Vil: Deuce, could you try using your head a bit more?
Ruggie: I’ll explain it in a way even Deuce-kun can understand….
Ruggie: It’s true that the superintendent has been on holiday for three days.
Deuce: Then, the substitute skipped his duties….?
Ruggie: Ya got it~. Deuce-kun, you’re the kinda kid that can do it when he tries, huh?
Deuce: I still don’t feel like you’re complimenting me here!
Deuce: Ah-….. In that case, you mean that the substitute is …
Vil: The leader of Savanaclaw. Leona Kingscholar.
Ruggie: I know they were making him water the botanical garden as punishment for skipping classes.
Ruggie: But seeing that Leona-san isn’t in the botanical garden at the moment….
Vil: That means he’s skipping his punishment too. Incredible.
Deuce: In that case, we should just direct our complaints to Kingscholar-senpai, right?
Vil: Oh, you’re not afraid of Leona then?
Deuce: Doesn’t matter who it is, you can get through to them with some muscle.
Deuce: If you don’t say what you should say because you’re too scared, isn’t that super lame?
Ruggie: Ha~a. You’re the type that won’t live a long life….
Vil: Rather than obedient, you’re pretty quick-tempered. Challenging someone without first observing their true strength isn’t courage, it’s recklessness.
Deuce: Uh…. We-well, you might say so….
Vil: Well, at least it’s better than being an impudent slothful man like Leona.
Vil: More importantly, Ruggie. Guide me to where Leona is likely to be right now.
Vil: If I don’t go to him directly, I won’t be able to contain my feelings much longer.
Deuce: I’ll come too.
Vil: If you feel like tagging along, suit yourself. Now then, where is Leona?
Ruggie: I didn’t say a word about leading ya, did I? I can already tell it’ll become a real annoyin’ situation.
Vil: That’s self-evident. You reap what you sow.
Ruggie: Hey, hey now, tis’ not like I know where Leona’s at anyhow’…. Anyway, see ya!
Vil: Hold up, Ruggie! I won’t let you get away!
Deuce: Ah- wait!
Deuce: … Both of them disappeared in the blink of an eye.
Deuce: The trees and weeds in the botanical gardens do grow at an incredible speed…. Could it be because of magic?
Deuce: … For now, I guess I’ll water the plans, and go looking for Kingscholar-senpai later.
Deuce: But am I really as simple-minded as they were saying?….
Deuce: I get the feeling Ace is often saying similar stuff too….
Deuce: It’s true that I just took Schoenheit-senpai’s words at face value and started complimenting the flowers….
Deuce: Deuce, ya gotta doubt people sometimes!
Deuce: Ah, first I’m talking to flowers, now I’m talking to myself.
Deuce: ….. Well, I’ll learn my lesson today! …
(( Deuce sincerely trying to compliment his beans is just the cutest. I also love how he was so ready to pick a fight with Leona, this ex-yankee man knows no fear.))