Friday, 4 April 2014

[Overlord v01] Prologue

This series is not an official project yet! Therefore, don't expect too much from it.
If there are volunteers who would like to participate, please send me an e-mail.


Translator: Kurosmith

Editors: Narane, Foodpenguin, Dair

Please enjoy.

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Facing the young girl and her little sister, the armoured knight raised his sword.

To have mercy was to take away a life in a single strike. Struck by the sunlight, the sword glistened high up in the air.

The girl shut her eyes and bit down on her lower lip. Her expression showed that she never wished for this situation. She was simply accepting it since there was nothing she could do. If the girl had power of some sort, she would have used it on the man before her eyes and ran away.

But— the girl had no such power.

Thus there existed only one conclusion.

The girl would surely perish here.


The sword struck down —


—Yet she did not feel any pain.


The girl opened her tightly shut eyes.

The first thing that the girl saw in her world was the sword that had stopped in its path downward.

The next thing that entered her sight was its wielder.

He had stopped in motion as though he were encased in ice. The knight’s attention was no longer on the girl. The completely defenseless state of the knight clearly revealed the shock that surged inside him.

As though led by the knight’s gaze, the girl also turned her face toward the same direction.


Then— she saw despair.


There was darkness.

Pure darkness as thin as paper, yet of an unfathomable depth. It had emerged from the ground in an ovoid shape with its lower section cut. A scene that evoked mystique with indescribable apprehension.

A door?

That’s what the girl thought after having seen it..

Then after her heart beat once more, her thought was verified right.

*Drippp*

Something fell from the darkness.

The instant she realized what it was—

“Hiii!”

—The girl let out a piercing shriek.


An existence that no mortal could ever overcome.


Red orbs swayed like turbid flames inside the hollow orbits of the white skull.  As it looked at the two girls, they felt as though it was staring coldly at its prey. In its hands, devoid of flesh and skin, was a sacred yet fearsome staff of sovereign beauty.

It was as though Death itself, draped in an ornate, jet-black robe, was born into this world with darkness from another world.

The air froze in the blink of an eye.

It was as if time itself had frozen before the advent of an absolute being.

The girl had forgotten to breathe as though her soul was stolen

In this situation, where even sense of time seemed to have vanished, the girl began hyperventilating and breathed as though gasping for air.

The Grim Reaper has come from the otherworld to take me away.

That’s what the girl had thought, but she soon felt something was amiss. The knight that was after them had stopped moving as well.

“Urghh…”

A quiet groan was heard.

Who was it from? It felt like it could have been from herself, as well as her shivering little sister, and the knight with his sword raised before her eyes.

Ever so slowly, its fingers, destitute of flesh with only their bones, reached out and pointed — not at the girls, but at the knight, as if to grab something.

She wanted to stop looking, but she was too scared to do so. She felt she would witness something far more terrifying if she were to look away.

<—Grasp Heart>.

The death incarnate made a clasping gesture, and a loud metallic noise rang right next to the girl.

She was afraid to avert her eyes to Death, but pushed by the tiny curiosity from her heart she moved her gaze and saw the knight laying on the ground. He was no longer moving.

He was dead.

Yes, dead.

The life-threatening crisis that had closed in on the girl disappeared just like that as if it was all a joke. However, she could not rejoice since Death had changed its shape and manifested itself in a more apparent form.

Receiving the girl’s frightened gaze, Death moved towards the girl.

The darkness gathered in the center of her view rose.

It’s going to envelop me.

Thinking that, the girl hugged her little sister tightly.

The thought of escaping was nowhere in her head now.

If the opponent were a human, she could have taken action with a shred of hope. But the thing before her eyes was an existence that easily blew away such notion.

Please at least let me die a painless death.

Praying was all she could do.

Her little sister was clinging to her waist, quivering in terror. She wanted to save her, but she couldn’t. She could only apologize for her powerlessness.  She simply prayed that she wouldn’t feel so lonely, for she was going with her.

And then—.

41 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting. Is the girl the protagonist?

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  2. From Imoutolicious's description, I believe the protagonist is our good ol' Mr Bones here.

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  3. Oh.. OH GOD.. OMFG YES YESSSS *overflowing tears of joy and anticipation*

    THIS IS WHAT WE NEED IN OUR LIVES! *kowtows to the imoutolicious crew*

    < You have accrued a new follower, continued usage of Overlord material shall evolve said follower into worshiper. >

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    1. Agreed! Though it might be more accurate to say a cult instead of one follower and with continued usage of Overlord material there shall be the birth of The Church of Imoutolicious

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    2. what does Imoutolicious mean and im down dont judge by lookes but intent

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  4. Amazing! Damn it though, leaving it at a cliffhanger!

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  5. This was awesome.
    I must know what happens next, so please please please translate more.

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  6. Wow, this is really well written.

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    1. I'd say it's the fine work of our two editors.

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    2. And damn fine it is. I was raring to read this and someone finally refered this site to me. I only hoped the translation were accurate, but it is even well-written. Thanks for this!

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    3. And damn fine it is. I was raring to read this and someone finally refered this site to me. I only hoped the translation were accurate, but it is even well-written. Thanks for this!

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    4. Agreed, I can't wait to read more of this masterpiece!

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  7. Mr. Bone? Brook from One Piece?

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  8. Hello, i just recently found this site and wanted to say thx for your hard work. I honestly love you guys that take the time to tranlate light novels.

    Now on another note, i was wondering if any of the projects here are inactive/dead or on hiatus because i would like to know that before hand before i start reading anything here since i dont want to be left hanging just to find out that im going to have to learn Korean to read the rest of the volume.

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    1. No, but please read at your own peril, as it is the translator/editor that decides the status of a project. Also, it depends on your personal definition.

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    2. Alright thx, ill just go read the ones with at least 1 volume completed then go satisfy my desire for imoutos with No Game No Life (hnnnnnnnggg Shiro) and Mahouka (bro-con lvls are off the charts!)

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    1. A Japanese salary man stays logged in until the online servicefor the game ends, which results in the creation of a mega plot device similar to SAO and Log Horizon.

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  10. little question :
    "It was as though Death itself, draped in an ornate, jet-black robe, was born into this world with darkness from another world."
    Are you sure it's not '(...)born into this world from darkness of an other world', instead ?

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    1. The original text is 'with darkness'.

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    2. Where did you find the original text? and please translate this story, it sounds awesome.

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    3. Someone else already translated the rest of chapter 1 and 2.

      http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=127729

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  11. This is great. I don't want to get off Mr. Bones Wild Ride.

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  12. i didnt plan on reading the whole thing cos i was searching for something else and then this came up, i read it thinking i found what i was looking for but realized it wasnt around the fourth line and was gonna just go but it was really interesting it made me read the whole chapter without realizing it and made me search for the "next chapter" button. this is really really awesome

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    1. you got that bro...same went for me too....btw it's just the beginning so if you are curious then go to-
      http://skythewood.blogspot.sg/p/knights-and-magic-author-amazake-no.html
      one thing I can guarantee is that it's worth reading and you will like it

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  13. cool and interesting story

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  14. Skulduggery Pleasant is this man can reach your glory

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  15. wait wait WAIT! The hell is this shit?! I'm sorry but why, for the love of all that is undead and awesome, is the prologue and all of chapter 1 on a different site now? I wouldn't normally give a skeletal rat's ass, but when it was in Skythewood there was an absolutely BADASS image right above the text that kept me from putting the whole thing down.... I'm talking about his lich lord face and hand reaching out to the little girl and being so spooky and thrilling that I was totally psyched up for the actual novel. also..... lich lords and pink backgrounds are an odd combo.... not the worst, but definitely odd. I mean the whole thing tends to have its silly moments so i guess its not completely out of there but.... to be honest, I never thought I'd care, but that first experience really stuck with me. *sigh* okay I'm done ranting, i'm not mad anymore. now i just feel a little down.

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    1. well aside from your hissy fit, I remember an image like that but not sure where it is. does anyone know where it went?

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  16. I recently watched the anime and HAD to check out this light novel, because the manga was.....'ahem' okay I guess >< not very well drawn sadly, and everyone advised me to check out this story. While I'm very pleased with it so far, I'm a little worried about how it's written. The author uses these terms a FREAKING LOT: "as though" "as if."

    Normally, I wouldn't mind but.....the author uses those terms so often in just this one chapter, I'm a little worried that the story might not be well written :'( I KNOW this story is awesome, because the only way the anime could be as good as it is, would be because the source material was so damn amazing! But still....if I was in an Writing class, and I used the term 'it was as if' and 'it was as though' about ten or twenty times in a single page, my teacher would rip me a new one >< Again, not dissing on the plot, just the writing quality a bit. It might also be a translation thing; I'm not sure, but was anyone else weirded out by about the tenth time the author used the term "it was as though....."? Again, this is simply a nit pick; I'm still interested in this story. Especially with how it seems to start, not with Ains first day after the shutdown of the servers, but instead with his rescuing of the village. Very interesting ^^

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  17. Hey you! Yes you. I'm talking to you. You enjoyed the story? Try reading it with video game music. Just do it! Do it!

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  18. The Anime is bad-ass itself but after reading this, I don't want to wait for episode 13, nor the manga to see what happens next! I'm going to search every site I can to read every amazing chapter of this Juggernaut of a story(Note: I don't care if its not used correctly, I couldn't think of a better analogy of it!).

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  19. The Anime is bad-ass itself but after reading this, I don't want to wait for episode 13, nor the manga to see what happens next! I'm going to search every site I can to read every amazing chapter of this Juggernaut of a story(Note: I don't care if its not used correctly, I couldn't think of a better analogy of it!).

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  20. Sugoiii ne...

    This story is wonderfull
    A story about 'God which live around us', 'A player whithout his friends', and 'Wild Adventure' like one Piece.

    This story is telling a part of my life

    I would give 5 stars to this story, and if I can give more, I would give 10.

    And not only stars, my hope and pray also with this story...

    I'm not only fans of this story, but my heart also within...

    One lovre

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  21. Came here after anime, I love this. I want it all inside of me!

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  22. Came here after anime, I love this. I want it all inside of me!

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