Blacksmith Volume 2 Chapter 18

After returning to my room, I immediately opened the seal on the envelope and took a look at the paper inside.


This was the report that was described on the paper:




  • Leader: Maury Gapp
  • Followers: Tomilu Gain, Ryan Christopher



Details of Event:


  • Around 16:00 the three mentioned above had trespassed into the greenhouse.
  • After being caught by Toto Gapp, a dispute broke out inside.
  • Maury was then seen exiting the building holding something that looked like a plant.
  • The fields were then vandalised by the three, fleeing the scene after.
  • Toto Gapp then proceeded to intercept them, but they were too fast and got away.
  • Tomilu, and Ryan have both been confirmed to not have a direct relationship with Toto.
  • Toto is confirmed to be part from the branch family of Maury’s noble line. Toto was unilaterally targeted  because of this relationship.



That is all, at the time this report was created.

I will ask for the usual remuneration for payment.

Before that though, I will request something to investigate the relationship between Eliza Deauville and Kururi Helan, of course, this will only be a joke.

Thank you for your payment.


Hey! What the hell’s with that end?!


Even so, this is a surprise. I didn’t know he had this kind of information network.


Well, this is a good thing if you disregard the end. Putting aside my complaints, this really is a great report.


If I had to describe my feelings after reading the report in one word.

It would be ‘anger’.


Judging by the contents, this is obviously an attack on Toto.

Moreover, this is just another way for him to exploit his position as part of the head family.

He didn’t even fight Toto one-on-one. There’s no way the Toto who doesn’t exercise much would be able to fend off three people.


Toto even gave chase afterwards and became tattered because of it.

Somehow, I see Toto’s pain in the palm of my hand.

It’s frustrating.


This report is really concise and easy to understand though, I think I might ask him again if I need more info on something.

Now who should I show this too…

No, that’s not enough for what they did.


I can’t forgive them! I’m going to get revenge on the three of them for sure!

They’re the reason why Toto couldn’t open up to us. It wasn’t his fault! The impact of what could happen between their families would be too severe. It was smart of him to give up the pursuit.


Well, when it gets down to it, this means that I can’t afford to just fight them directly. My relationship with Toto is already known, so that means if I do anything, it’ll automatically be linked back to Toto.

I can’t just stay silent and let things be though, I have no intention to forgive them for what they’ve done.

They might decide to continue their harassment if I leave them alone.

I need to take action!


After thinking about it for a while, I couldn’t think of any good ideas.

No matter what I do, it would always end up with them linking it back to Toto.


I don’t think about these things very often after all, I’m a pacifist.

How pathetic, I can’t even think of one way to take revenge for a friend.


I went to sleep that day thinking this over.

Falling asleep was worse, it made me recall a bunch of things.

I ended up having a nightmare that night.


Once morning came, after checking myself in the mirror I realized I was deathly pale.

That dream I say last night was awful, it gave me chills just remembering it. It would give goosebumps to someone on a warm day.

Its definitely a dream I don’t want to see again.


…it was a good idea though, for a nightmare.

Reflected in the mirror was my face breaking out into a grin. It might’ve been a nightmare, but it was a good dream,


Let’s try this out.


As the day went by, I set out to look for Maury Gapp in the classrooms.

It took a while, but eventually I was told that he was a student from the D-class.


I immediately went to confirm this, and there he was!

A guy with a cleft chin and flowing blond hair. That’s definitely Maury, no doubt about it.

What a damnable-looking face. I wanted to punch it just by looking at it.

No, wait… calm down Kururi. This and that are separate matters, I need to be calm.


Once school finished, I hurriedly ran to Class D to track down Maury.

In the end, I found him leaving with his two-person entourage out of the classroom.


I then proceeded to follow them, doing my best to be sneaky.

Eventually arriving at a deserted corner of the school building.

This is their usual hangout spot, you’ll see them gather here from time to time.

Apparently it’s also the place where they kept the goods they stole from Toto, the face pack plant was there, completely withered. There’s no way that it could be used now.


“Wasn’t the face that Toto made yesterday absolutely hilarious? He was crying so desperately for us to give this back, what a fool.” Maury said so as his entourage began to laugh.

‘What a humble guy’ I thought sarcastically.


“Whatever the case, this plant seems to have a great monetary worth to it! We’ll make a killing once it grows up!”

“Let’s do it, it’s already ours isn’t it?”

“Yeah, hahaha~”


Well not anymore.

I was clenching my teeth in response to the laughing of the trio.


Using transformation magic, I took on the appearance of one of the radish magic organisms.

A human-sized one.

Complete with a gross old-man’s face, and short unnatural limbs.

This is probably the biggest shame in my life, taking on such a grotesque appearance.


Why would I do such a thing you ask? Well, this is what happened to me in my dream last night.

I was attacked by a giant radish that wanted to get revenge on me for my herbicide massacre.

It was horrible, no matter how I begged forgiveness it continued to beat on me in revenge.

I shudder just by thinking about it.


Well, it did give me this idea on how to humiliate these guys.


“U~i, are you having fun?”

“W-what the hell are you?!”

The trio jumped up in surprise to my sudden appearance.


There is no such thing as mercy in my vocabulary right now, I’m going to give these guys hell.

“U~i, this is divine punishment for destroying all those herbs the other day.”

“How stupid, I don’t remember doing anything like that.”

One of the grunts threw those words at me, he probably doesn’t believe that this fairy-tale like situation is actually happening right now.

Well, it’s time for them to learn of their mistake.


It’s time to resort to violence!

I slammed my fist into the Maury’s face, blowing him away.


The grunts just stood there in shock, amazed at the powerful blow to the jaw I just dished out.

Maury grumbled “Get him…” as he tried to get up.

I wasn’t going to just let them attack me though, so I threw another punch into the grunt’s nose as I turned around.


That person fell while letting out a heartbreaking sound.


Grunt #2 wasn’t any harder to beat.

While I was distracted though, Maury took this opportunity and jumped me from behind.

I was somehow inverted mid-fall and was completely pinned down.

He rode on top of my belly, and began throwing punches at my face over and over again.

“Die! Die! Die! Die!” With every fist he threw down more verbal abuse. I was able to hold on for a little while, but at this rate…

This is bad, I won’t be able to keep the transformation up!

I need to change the situation!


Parrying one of the fists he swung down, I grabbed at it and twisted it with all my might.

“Owowow, that hurts!”

Maury’s face twisted in pain, while I pushed him off me and escaped.

As a result, I was somehow able to escape that bad situation there.

I hope you enjoyed beating because now…

It’s my turn.


“Dammit, just die already!”

To the me who had started to fight back again, Maury whipped out his hand and release flame magic.

Magic in a hand-to-hand fight is taboo!! Is what I thought, but I guess in his point of view he’s being attacked by a monster rather than another person. So I guess it’s more like self-defense then.


Flame magic caught onto the grass growing on my head.

“Hothothothothot! Uwawawawawawawawa~!”

I struggled to put it out, but I couldn’t reach it because of my short arms.

Realizing the this struggle was useless, I put it out by using a spell.


My human figure than appeared with a ‘Poof!’

“You’re… Kururi Helan! Haha, did you come to take revenge for a loser like Toto? Hahaha!”

Oops, that wasn’t supposed to happen.

Also it seems like they know about my relationship with Toto.


“Toto didn’t ask me to do this.”

“Do you think we’re stupid? We know all about your friendship, so after beating you up, we’ll strangle him just to the point before he croaks, to make sure he never messes with us again.”

“He really is uninvolved this time! This was all my idea!”

“Lies! As if we could believe that.”

“I’ll apologise for this, so beat me up all you want. Just leave Toto alone!”

“Oh? What a wonderful friendship, then I guess we’ll just have beat you up too!”


Smiling as they said that. I was suddenly hit with something at the back of my head, something that let out a sharp noise.

This is the first time I’ve ever felt this way. My fists were clenched and trembling at this feeling.


Maury sent a kick into my stomach and I went flying.

A dull sound cracked out when I fell. I think I might’ve just broken something.

This isn’t good though, I’m not sure how much of this I’ll be able to take.


“How about a deal then? We don’t really want to hurt you, but at the same time, we can’t just let this matter go as if it was nothing, right? Swear on your name as Kururi Helan. Handover Toto so he can get his punishment for this, punishment for biting the main house that has taken care of him all this time, and punishment for daring to be related to me in the first place!”


“Go to hell.”

I retorted with a whisper at the last moment, but they didn’t really like that response.

The three of them started to surround me, their fists clenched and ready to be swung.


Sorry Toto…

My plan was too shallow, I ended up involving you even though you tried to stay out of it so badly. I have no choice but to do this now, no matter how shameless it is.


“I’m sorry.”

I gently let out those words before activating my magic.


* * *


That day I was called to the teacher’s office.

I was reported for carrying out violence.

Needless to say, I was the one punished for starting it.


There was no excuse, so I just took whatever they threw at me head on.


I was to be locked up in the punishment room for three days because of this.

They call it a room, but it’s more of a cell really.

With that said, being locked up in it for three days to encourage reflection isn’t the worst punishment they could’ve given me.


Now I have three days to relax.


After entering the punishment room, I have all the time to think in the world about whether my actions were right or not.

I don’t think I was in the wrong, but that’s useless now. Might as well think about something else.


After school, Toto ended up paying me a visit.


“I heard about it. You got into a fight with Maury, didn’t you?”

I didn’t answer Toto’s question. I couldn’t even look at him.


“To recklessly start a fight with three people like that, you really are brave, you know that?”


“Please don’t blame yourself, I’m actually really grateful for what you did.”

I raised my head to look at Toto, completely surprised by his words.


“You thought I’d be angry? At first I was surprised yeah, but you know I’m not stupid enough to get angry at a friend who started a fight thinking about my well-being.”

“…but now you’re going be involved with a bunch of annoying stuff, right?”

“I’m not going to die from something like that though. Certainly, its going to be hard in my territory for a little while, but this is much better than before. My mood has been clearer than its ever been before, and I’m really glad about that.”

Toto said so while showing me a rare refreshing smile.

We talked for a bit before he had to leave.


Now that he was gone, I had nothing else to do, so I started thinking again.

He was like that because… I guess it’d be better if I didn’t answer this now.

I don’t really want to think right now.

That’s good, what I did wasn’t useless afterall.


Soon it’ll be seven, meaning it’s almost time for my evening rice.

It’s a little regrettable that I only get rice for dinner, but this is a punishment after all.

As I thought that, the door to the room had opened. Alright, it’s time for the rice!


“I passed the interview, so they allowed me to deliver a meal.”



The person who entered while carrying a meal was Eliza.

Why?! I wasn’t just anxious about the meal she had, but about Eliza herself.


A meal? What? Why is Eliza here?

Maybe because it’s been awhile since the last time I ate, but I was more focused on the food she was holding there rather than herself.

I was that hungry.


“Eliza, why are you-”

“Its because I thought that you’d be bored in this place. Here, I brought my favourite book for you to read, I know you’ll enjoy it.”

“Oh, thanks. ‘The Flower Prince’ huh? …wait, isn’t this a fairy tale?”

“It is, but the contents of it are surprisingly dark.”

“Thanks anyway, it really is boring here, you know? So this will really help.”

“Well, I thought you might need it.”

Eliza let out a small giggle.

My impression of Eliza has completely changed from the calm image I had of her from before.

At first you would think she’s quite the cold person just by her looks, but if you actually got to know her, you would find that she’s actually quite the softy.

Looking at her pretty face that was happily smiling, my heart went and skipped a beat.


“Kururi, I’ve come to visit you.”

At that moment, as if to break that good atmosphere we had, came in Iris with her usual smile.


Immediately aware of Eliza’s presence, Iris’s expression had hardened.

“S-sorry, am I interrupting something?”

“No, its nothing. I’m actually really glad you came.”

“Really? Well pardon my intrusion then.”


She entered while saying so and sat down next to Eliza.

“So Eliza-san came here as well… I believe this is the first time we’ve actually talked face-to-face, I’m Iris, but you already knew that right?”

Iris’ slightly cold voice made the atmosphere even more uncomfortable as it was.

“Well, I had an idea.”

While Eliza’s sharp response just made it worse.

…I wonder what’s this unpleasant feeling that’s building up right now?


“Anyways, because you didn’t come to class today, I brought a copy of my notes for you.”

“Your notes?! Thanks!! I was a bit worried about missing classes with the exams so close, but I should be able to survive with this, thank you!”

“Don’t worry about it, I knew that you would want these.”

“You sure are attentive Iris, you’ll surely become a great bride someday.”

She responded with a “I don’t really know about that…” as she blushed while fiddling with her hair.

Iris seemed to be really happy from my praise.


“It’s a bit late, but why don’t you eat your meal now?”

Eliza asked me.

“I’ll do that later, I can’t just eat alone while you two are here. Maybe I’ll just study a bit for now.”

“As in, you’re going to start using those notes?”

Ugh, what am I supposed to say in this situation?!


“I always read a bit before I go to bed, so I don’t see why I should stop now. Well, I’m also looking forward to reading ‘The Flower Prince’ book you gave me as well.”

“Is that so?”

Eliza’s mood seems to have lightened up just now.


“Kururi… you got into a fight today, right? I heard it from Rail, I know that you did it while thinking about Toto, so I know that you weren’t in the wrong! No, after I heard about it, I thought you were really cool at that moment, I really did!”

Iris suddenly cut into the conversation, and started talking about today’s events.

Well, Iris was also angry about what happened to Toto. Contrary to my expectations, she actually seems happy with what I did.


“I can’t really say that was the best thing for me to do though. I ended up being a bother to Toto. After all, if I did nothing then he wouldn’t have gotten caught up into this family feud any further.”

“Of course you did the right thing! I believe you did!”

Now Eliza’s cutting into the conversation. Why?


“I also thought you were cool…”

She said with a low voice I could barely hear. I wonder why she’s so tense right now?

“You definitely did the right thing Kururi, I believe in you.”

Eliza said so with her eyes closed.

“I said I believed in you first…”

Iris followed up while looking away.


“Yeah uh, thanks.”

To this painful air that seemed to flow around them, I was somehow able to squeeze out a response.


“Kururi, we’re here.”

“Huh? Why’s it so quiet?”

Vaine and Crossy suddenly entered as well.

It looks like they’ve noticed the weird atmosphere here too.

Well, I guess now that they’re here things will get better, right?

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124 thoughts on “Blacksmith Volume 2 Chapter 18

  1. Remember ,guys, don’t transform into something that gives advantage to the opponent!

    Those Extra turns in Persona/Smt are crucial!

    Was a good chapter and shows that Kururi isn’t all that powerfull too.

    May the U~i be with him!

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    1. In his defense though, he let them beat on him because they would get Toto involved because they found out his identity.

      Also, he’s more of a magician rather than a knight, so he was actually holding back a lot during that fight until the end, when he actually decided to use magic himself.

      He wasn’t even wearing his personally made magic equipment.

      I wonder how strong he’d be if he went full force from the beginning? It’d probably be an instant-kill lol

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        1. Didn’t look that way to me. He literally said they could beat him up all they liked, as long as they kept Toto out of it. And he took some of their abuse.

          Then they said some stupid shit about punishing Toto anyway, and he retaliated with magic. It’s unclear what the outcome was after that, but I’m pretty sure Kururi’s OP A-Class skills would wipe the floor with some D-Class hoodlums.

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          1. No, the MC was an idiot for doing this. It was immature and pathetic and it overturned all the character development about him being an intelligent hard worker.

            Right when I read the first paragraph, I came up with multiple solutions.

            But the MC could only come up with disguising himself and then beating up the “villains.”

            Where’s the intelligence he showed from before?

            And then not only that, he got his own butt beat and acted pathetic and said something naive think like “you can beat me if you don’t hurt him.”

            Anyone who has spent any amount of time in reality know that this would never work and would only serve to fuel the ego of the ones beating him up. He literally just told them that he is so weak and easy to control that he’ll let them humiliate him.

            And then to put a pin in it, he goes and tries to justify all this bs by claiming it’s justice.

            That is the mentality of a child.

            In reality, It would be surprising if toto isn’t killed. Also, it wouldn’t be a far stretch for the MC to be disgraced and banished for assaulting people without provocation.

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            1. I won’t deny that Kururi’s an idiot. If anything, that’s been a theme throughout this story.

              He’s got good intentions, he thinks things through to a certain extent, he’s hardworking, he’s strong… but he’s still completely oblivious to his surroundings and constantly takes all his schemes and preparations in a ridiculously stupid direction.

              But that’s part of the fun, he’s just as silly as all the other characters in this story.

              And I was responding to what I assumed was someone thinking it was Kururi having outright lost the fight, which is still up in the air (and very unlikely).

              As for him being disgraced and banished for his actions… you do realize he’s a noble who’s close to royalty, knight families, and just about every noblewoman who cares about her beauty? (And has as of late assembled his private army of students…) And that his opponents are a bunch of dimwits who destroyed and stole his property? Or rather, destroyed and stole property that was shared with the first prince’s crush?

              (And yes, he’s still an idiot all the same. But he’s our idiot.)

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              1. That only goes to prove my point.

                He had so many other ways to solve the situation but instead he goes and beats up the kid, which is completely unjustified and is down right retarded.

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        2. he would have done better if he transform into a stronger forest spirit protector denizen if he is aiming for a plant revenge. Like for example forest troll.


      1. In my opinion Kururi was a complete idiot how can you let others beat you thinking they are going to let your friend go because of that.

        Noo what you do is beat them hard enough that they start to understand there are consequences

        serious consequences

        very serious consequences

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      2. Imagine him summon a squad full of U~i radishes and he transform into U~i radish too, that would be terrifying


      3. Completely agree, he went in with a half arsed plan trying to not link it back to him and Toto and because of the transformation couldn’t really fight effectively.

        If he was going to transform he should of just turned into Neko-sensei, he could of punished them and confiscated everything. He would of been half justified since they probably destroyed Neko-sensei’s drugs as well, and it was her own words that she taught that magic so people could assume her form.

        There is one thing though, wasn’t Kururi supposed to have quite some status, both in his own family’s position in the country plus connections to royalty gained from the hot springs plus his high rank within the school based on his results.

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      4. He was stupid to begin with to not use magic to beat them up while being transformed, nobody would ever known it was him. Typical beta east-asian MC who respects law above everything, well he deserves to be beaten up and punished then.


    2. Regretfully, The translation for this series is horrible.

      What actually happened is that he was the one unijured and he was the one that fucked them up and broke Maury’s bones. The translator for this seriously needs to learn Japanese because this seems to be worse than MTL.

      What happened is that when his radish form gone, Kururi tried to compromise with Maury telling him that Toto has nothing to do with this, that he acted on his own so you can do what you want with me but leave Toto out of this. Maury made fun of Toto and said he would crush him then go and crush Toto again.

      Then Kururi rage reaches critical point (he’s been enduring for the whole day) and starts beating the shit of Maury and broke his bones and threatened him saying:

      I made all these concessions and it’s still no good? Then I don’t need to endure anymore. If you try to do something the next time I will not forgive you. I swear by the name of Kururi Helan that I will crush you. If you lay a hand on Toto, I will crush you. If you lay a hand on something that’s mine, I will crush you. Even If you do something behind my back, I will crush you. Do you understand?


      1. Oh, I just read the about me page and found that KuroInfinity already warned that his translation aren’t good so I apologize if I offended you. I just want to let you know that you really seem to make very critical and frequent mistakes in reading the story so much so that it turns into a different one and distorts the characters.

        An advice:

        1) If you want to know what you need to learn the most to understand the WNs you read and translate them better, it’s the Japanese Grammar. That’s what you seem to be lacking the most in your translations because you seem to often mistake what some character said to be said by a different character. Besides, once you understand the grammar, you can understand the gist of the sentence if it’s filled with new unknown words using an extension.

        2) I’m emphasizing grammar because you can use an extension called rikaigu to learn the meaning of new words very fast just by hovering over a word. this extension really helped me when I was a beginner and I still use it to this day for obscure words.

        Hope this helps.


          1. I don’t know why you call it BS. Well, Kururi isn’t win nor lose, i think. At least, he has his revenge. Well, he get punished tho. Well, he get what his deserve i think. And more than that, if he use his soldiers, i will said he is a moron. Why? Do you all think he will escape unscathed without punishment? It will just make many of his club members punished. Well, i don’t think he is calm enough tho. He is a it hot-blooded in this chap.


            1. He’s an idiot because there’s so many other ways for him to have solved the problem but he chose the most barbaric and retarded way.

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              1. Xianxia is at the next door.
                Well, it’s entertaining and makes us think that the ,more idiot a man is the more loveable he is right?
                *forgot fron where that proverb is.


              2. It’s a teenager getting into a fight. Holy hell, you guys are harsh. Like legit. People aren’t reasoning things out with flawless logic 100% of the time like your ideal protagonist. He acted on his emotions and took on a shitty form after a dream he had. He’s no tactical genius, he’s just some dude who went to beat on some other dudes who picked on his friend. That’s what teenage boys do.


                1. except he’s not a teenager. He’s older on the inside.

                  I just turned over your bs statement in 2 sentences.


  2. I hope the author doesn’t make a love triangle here, just let Eliza wife Kururi and Iris be a good friend, damnit! Though maybe Iris just not happy with Eliza being closer to Kururi than her, and harbors no love feelings.

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  3. Thanks, again, for the chapter.

    Really really looking forward to the next chapter and am hoping that it will be out by the time I finish posting this comment.

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      1. Not that well hidden, some of the gold diggers in those stories are after that rare dense matter, I think. Also it becomes normal occurrence of random people bouncing things off the MC’s skull, with no fear of real damage, like a certain butler…


  4. Kururi should have just threatened them, but guess not… If you use force, then just use raw force of you aren’t the scheming type…

    I thought things got better when Eliza showed up, but why th fucking hell does Iris, Vaine and Cross have such damnable good timing?!?!…

    Like, why not eat and praise Eliza’s cooking you idiot!!! praise best girl more!!!!!

    I did like to see that she got more comfortable around Kururi tho :3

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    1. Ahem, Eliza didn’t cook it, she just delivered the rice.
      If she did cook though then might as well bring her back home for the summer vacation.


  5. Man, with the fact that Kururi actually went and retaliated against Maury, I expect that Maury won’t have a pleasant school life after this. And since they attacked Iris’s field, I also have a feeling that the prince will do something too. He can’t be outdone by Kururi.

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    1. Well, I have the same fell, after all, Kururi has a big fan groupe (more like a Troop) and Eliza that like Kururi also has a strong fan base, not to mention that they destroyed Iris’s field so the Prince will most likely not let it pass.

      So in the end they managed get in a fight with the 3 biggest and strongest groupes in the school…


      1. There’s also the fact that Kururi has direct relation with the queen so any noble should be more wary of him even if they are still young.. you know the time that the queen personally putting words out for his hot spring.. seriously that should have a large impact here.


      1. Sorry, I’m not seeing how it would lead the MC getting kicked out…

        his fans are a little fanatic so I can picture then acting without Kururi knowing
        and it is not like they can’t use the same methods these guy were using, so the school would not even know what was happening or at least would not have proof of it.

        And they sure would not like to “unjustified” punish 40 or so Nobles right?

        well that is only mine point of view and I too think it will not happen and would be a “Bad writing” because this is not the kind of work that it would happen (at least showing that it happened)


          1. Unprovoked? After they do that? They have provoked him. Not like i can say his way is right tho.
            And if you considered it as bad writing, just unread this novel then.


            1. 1. In any society, attacking someone who has not attacked you is illegal.

              2. It’s immature that you can’t stand that someone is criticizing a book you like. The fact that you even thought that this was an acceptable thing to do, (even though you probably think that you are a book lover) just reinforces this point.

              3. I’m guessing English isn’t your first language because unread is not the correct word to use in that sentence.

              4. If you can’t handle comments, don’t read them.

              5. Just because you like a series doesn’t mean that you can’t criticize it for its flaws.


              1. Man(or girl) less, I don’t know what happened in the others comments but in this conversation we didn’t do anything to offend you

                2nd you are judging a story that happens in another age and another world with our world morals

                3: even in our world in the middle ages there were plenty of nobles that did away worse things, and in fact there were places that the “Nobles oblige” was just a cover and no one followed it

                4 if a student could find out who destroyed the field, do you really think the school didn’t?
                They could have softened the punishment because they knew what happened, but didn’t have proof to take down the Nobles (field destroyers)

                5 and again I’m not trying to offend you, in fact if you careful read what I wrote in the other comments you will find that I didn’t even understand that you were talking about what happened in the chapter, alter all this conversation was about what would happen with the 3 guys after it


                1. 1. Wtf are you talking about? I’m not offended.

                  2. No I’m judging it by the rules they set themselves.

                  3. Thats not a valid argument.

                  4. That’s not a valid argument. I already stated that there is many other things he could have done but he chose the most idiotic thing to do. If he had waited and reported the situation, which is something that an actual smart Noble would do. Then there wouldn’t have been a problem.

                  5. What?


                  1. Well, by the way you wrote asking my age I thought you were offended for something

                    the 3 one was just a way to show you that that world too may have a ugly side like our world

                    the 4 well I’m not saying he couldn’t do other thing, in fact I too think it was stupid, but you didn’t get the point of what I said… ( I was talking about the school reducing Kururi’s punishment, because they know Maury’s doing but couldn’t punish Maury without proofs/ that is why Kururi wasn’t kicked out)

                    the 5 if you see the first post which I commented on, we were talking about Maury’s life after this case, and not Kururi’s so I do get your point now,
                    but like I said the conversation between me and acefisher wasn’t about it that was why I didn’t get what you were talking in mine first reply for you


  6. The story about how he transformed into a raddish to beat up some people.I’m sure the only people who would appreciate it are the three who actually destroyed the garden. Or maybe not.


    1. No, no if he got too violent it will reflect badly on his image.
      A noble should fight in a “noble” way, Eliza in 2 (or 3) earlier chapters is a perfect example.


    1. That would completely expose him as the person who’s acting to get revenge.

      Remember he wanted to beat them up, but he had to do so while hiding his identity so that it wouldn’t bring problems to Toto.

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  7. What the hell Kururi, how could you strike fear into your enemy with just one giant creepy looking radish. You should summon hundreds of mini creepy radish that will swarm on them endlessly no matter how many are killed. Well, he get to have both Eliza and Iris go deredere on him though. And poor prince, both heroine and his route rival girl already ditch him for another the guy. Even his best friend ditch him.

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  8. the MC is such a sinner. Iris don’t fall in love with him! you have no chance :p
    Eliza is so cute! i’m happy to see her in this chapter 🙂


  9. Cmon use your thug, haras them for damaging your property. Make ‘teir live in the school a hell one, bully them from shadow make the whole school look hostile to them.
    Then cut their throat after you pull off their nails one by one.


  10. Ugh I wanted to throw up after the fight thingy… NOT ANYMORE! Thanks to the Shuraba-like situation! Yes! Iris-tan is on the fight!!

    Thanks for the chaptah!

    BTW I bet the beaten up dudes will shout loser things when they encounter Kururi, if not they run away first xD

    Keep the good but slooooooooooooow work, slooooooooooooooooth xD

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  11. poor kururi to get beat up and his time with eliza alone was disturbed~
    but i want him to beat them though or at least bring his many follower to give pressure!!
    i think kururi’s forget that he have follower…
    and there’s eliza jealousy for iris!!!
    kyaa~ eliza being dere dere to kururi!!!!
    and thanks for the chapter!!!
    can’t wait for the next chapter today too!!

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  12. That was pathetic.

    I don’t get how the MC thinks. He thinks that if he allows Maury to hit him, then Maury won’t cause problems for Toto. NO THATS NOT HOW IT WORKS. The only way to prevent Maury from doing that is by instilling fear in him. Beat him down without allowing for a shred of resistance.

    And why is the MC the one that is punished. If he told the school about how Maury destroyed their plants, he wouldn’t be punished.

    REALLY didn’t like this chapter.

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    1. Well, if you want to instill trauma, it is simple. Just step on his genital. And heal it. And step it. And heal it. Do that until he beg for his life.


  13. You know what? I miss Kururi’s religious cult. They even built a castle, isn’t it just the right time to invite some “guest” in? They should be enlightened of the mundane earthly entanglements.


    1. That only makes it worse. In real noble society, it would show that the MC is unable to keep a level head and is unfit.


      1. Yes and no. A lot of nobles inherited despite lacking a level head. It would mean that after he inherited this could come back to haunt him when it comes to making deals, forming social connections, etc – presuming that by the time he inherited he had not shown better judgement. If – by then – he has shown better judgement, then this might be seen as merely a rash action of his youth.

        Don’t forget, Maury would also be viewed in the wrong in this instance: destroying the fields being worked upon by at least one lord of similar station (the MC). So he too would not come out looking very good in this instance. But again, so long as he doesn’t show a pattern of such behavior, then by the time he inherits this will only be viewed as a youthful indiscretion, a moment of rashness.

        On the other hand, social networking is even more important to nobles than to others. Who you know is about as important as one’s actual station. A baron that is close to the king may have more sway than an earl who lacks the king’s ear. In this the MC may still have the upper edge. Hard to tell, since we so far know so little of the Maury family.


        1. Lol no

          Your presumption is completely ridiculous.

          All the MC had to do was take the information that he got and gone to a teacher or anybody of authority and reported it.

          However he went and beat up the kid.

          So the MC is completely at fault no matter what bs justification comes up with.

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  14. Oh man, that awkward tension between Iris and Eliza.

    Damn it all, I need some chapters from their perspective, it’s been a while since we got to see the way the outside world looks at Kururi… Heck, a cat is fine too, bring on the Neko-sensei chapter!


    1. He doesn’t need to. He is clearly far stronger than those 3. It’s just that he ended up being the pussy in that situation.


  15. Thank you for the chapter!


    What the heck was this crap.


    I know this novel is currently focusing more on the social interactions between characters and not really on combat and MC’s potential for it…but really, this was especially out of character for him.

    I know he is usually passive and has a hard time refuting people (I don’t really like this aspect of him), you can tell he’s at least logical and decisive when it comes to serious situations and opportunities. We saw none of that in this chapter. Cleverness? No. Strength? No. Magic? In the worst way possible.

    From my imagination of this story thus far, his reputation (as well as close connections like Eliza) far exceeds that of the retard he confronted. He could’ve just leveraged like, any of their reputations.

    The most easy and ACTUAL pacifist way to solve this would’ve been to:

    >go to an official/teacher
    >explain the investment/business idea of Toto and Kururi
    >bring official/teacher straight into the scene where they’re gloating in public like idiots
    >official/teacher punishes the turds

    I don’t even care if he won the fight at the end, at this point it doesn’t matter since he got in trouble and made himself look like a freaking beta.

    I really hope this is the low point of the novel and that the author was just trying to bring in some (infuriating) character development.


    *pant* *pant*

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    1. And how the heck do those two girls think he’s “cool” for what he did.

      No he was pathetic.

      Also, what kind childish bs is justifying this nonsense with a false sense of justice.

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    2. Well this development is one of those development that give us some insight about his anger. I don’t think it is a low point. Oh btw, Anger=Rash, i think. No matter how strong and smart he is still a child. (Yeah he is reincarnated and all, but he is reincarnated when he is teenager, so he is still a ‘child’, i think.) Well, not like he is justified to that.


  16. the best course of action would be to supress the maury house with his own while also protecting tot, honestly, if the helen house is so freaking strong, why the hell can’t they, its not like they would be on par are they? side note: its your freaking plant, tell the freaking teachers they commited a freaking theft ._. and why the heck were they not punished for vandalizing personal property…


  17. I was going to say that Kururi was being naive in his plan and should have seen it coming but I forgot that he’s a teenager so ofcourse he would be naive and not the smartest dude in the world. So it makes sense that he got his ass kicked before using magic to kick ass…

    Kururi, Kururi, Kururi…you should know that Eliza has fallen for you.

    “I also thought you were cool…”
    She said with a low voice I could barely hear.

    Soooo cuteeee! My heart when kyuun with that sentence…I’d hugged her, the lovely Eliza ❤

    Although it seems Iris is also falling for Kururi (dude you are ruining the main game plot!) I'm still voting for the beautiful Eliza who got no friends but loves cats~


  18. >In the middle of reading beginning

    What do you mean you don’t know what to do?!

    They committed theft, you, as a noble who had a business contract can go to the head of their household and demand reparations.

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  19. You know, it’s very childish to think that he’s in the right with their false sense of justice.

    This is how we get people these days that brutally attack innocent people and then try to justify it by saying that they thought their victim supported fascism or something.

    It’s immature and frankly, I expected better from the MC.


  20. This chapter is obviously just mean to create the situation with Eliza

    but by doing this in such a roundabout way, the author has made the MC appear completely stupid and pathetic.

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  21. Thank u always for ur great work…

    — I was attacked by a giant radish that wanted to get revenge on me for my herbicide massacre. —
    The U~i army got their revenge…

    — isn’t this a fairy tale?”
    “It is, but the contents of it are surprisingly dark.” —
    This Ojou-san really something…

    — Well, I guess now that they’re here things will get better, right? —
    What r u talking about Kururi, it’s only the start of the chaos…

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  22. To all those saying that Kururi acted subpar remember that we don’t know all the variables. His stats changes following his transformation, as evidenced by his previous transformations. I would imagine a radish to have very little punch, so him actually managing to blow them off their feet is an achievement.

    All he wanted to do was beat them up, he didn’t want to make them pay. There’s a difference. Helps explain why he didn’t utilise other indirect plans.

    As fas as I know, Kururi has never used other magic while transforming. Transforming alone uses a lot of focus, so if he used magic there’s a chance that it might actually dispel the transformation.

    Of course, this is just my way of justifying Kururi’s actions, most of the issues I raised is just mere conjecture, but hey I want to believe in Kururi haha.

    Btw Eliza x Kururi ftw

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  23. Thank you for the chapter. I wonder if Eliza will start using his dorm room as a meeting place, the same as the others? Of course, if Iris really intends to start going after him, then she too will start hanging out there to keep Eliza from getting too far ahead of her. 😀

    On the other hand, it would be really funny if their rivalry lead to Eliza and Iris becoming friends rather than enemies. That would really throw out Kurumi’s future insight.

    So, the heir of the Maury family did something that could indirectly lead to the anger of Eliza (daughter of the prime minister) and Iris (currently being sought after by the crown prince). This is going to come back and bite them, isn’t it. 🙂

    It would be amusing if Eliza and Iris move from enemies to frienemies due to their rivalry over Kurumi, but I wonder how likely that is to happen. I wonder if one or both will start also using Kurumi’s dorm as a place to meet, relax, etc. But Eliza’s guards / friends may have something to say about that. If he gets any more near-permanent guests, he may need to move out of the dorm and into his on-campus castle / clubhouse – which I’m sure would delight his private army of fans.

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  24. One last thing, for those speaking against Kururi’s actions, 1) he had little sleep the night before and was still somewhat exhausted when he went from planning to action, and 2) the several instances of speaking about how he couldn’t concentrated on the lessons he was attending, was pale, and was feeling bad lead me to believe he will ill at the time. This may or may not be the case, but if he was ill (or lacking sleep, or both) then his poorly thought out plan makes much more sense. Heaven knows I’ve made some poor decisions while sick or after an all-nighter.

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  25. reasons why Eliza fell~
    the flower prince – her favorite book
    the flower prince can create flowers out of magic
    the flower kukuri made resembles the flowers in the book


  26. Ummm what’s so amusing about the ending…..???? 😑
    I failed to notice it, hmmm perhaps coz the mc was unbearable…..


  27. Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Kukuri is intelligent if you only look at his book intelligence, but his action this time was colored by his emotions. Even in real life there’s no shortage of intelligent people doing dumb things when they get emotional. Not to mention he’s a teenager and in his previous life he was a student when he died. Even if adding his age from both life would make him an adult, it doesn’t mean he has grown up. Making a mistake and KNOWING he made a mistake is part of growing up.
    His punishment right now is actually realistic if the school look at his connections and investigated why he started that fight.
    In that kind of school, if Kukuri was a commoner with little connections he would be diciplined harsher or even kicked out. This time his social position and connections protected him from harsher punishments.

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  28. Ahhhhhhhhh!!!! Ahhhhh!!! *screams in agony* It WAS a love triangle?!? I was sooooooo certain that Kururi was safely friendzoned in Iris’ heart, wth is this development!!! Nuuuuuooooooo!!!!! The lovely time with Eliza is thwarted!!! ;_; ;_; ;_;

    Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!! You are the speediest sloth… ever…

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  29. ……Iris likes MC huh…..sigh. with how the MC is, with his mindset of being stuck on marrying eliza in the future solely because thats what happened in the game, that ain’t gonna happen.

    god the feeling of NTR I’m gonna get when she starts falling for the prince is gonna kill me.


  30. Eeh? He got beaten!? What the hell those years of training then!? Just losing fat without gaining fighting power!? (Sorry but i kinda shocked here)
    *sigh well, at least i can see Eliza going dere.


  31. Pathetic MC. “Noooo. I’ll do anything okay?! You can beat me, rape me or piss on me, But please don’t get angry at him *sobs* It was all my fault *hick* I’ll even give you Eliza, so please!”

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    1. Finally someone as shocked as me by this pathetic behavior, so many japanese (and korean) MCs are like that it’s so annoying. Beta cucks everywhere while he could have just pressured Maury given his power and even his influence (he knows many powerful people, at the very least he’s “known” to be close to the prince so he could use that by bluffing), I mean the possibilities were endless but noooo lets act like a submissive shit.

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  32. He’s so pathetic. Like really, he could’ve just called a swarm of the raddish things to attack them, or just gone all “I’m a bigger noble than you” and ruined them and their families. How about announcing that those 3 and everyone related to them is banned from ever entering the hotsprings? That would make their families punish the living hell out of those little shits.

    I’m sorry but the author is really unreliable at making characters and scenarios believable/interesting.


  33. did this chapter start the shuraba??!!
    Eliza is too good, but this chapter made me think that it’s going in that bad direction again … eliza is going to harrass iris ’cause they both like kururi xD!


  34. Thanks for the translation!

    Not too happy with this chapter… He’s been blacksmithing and training hardcore for years, he got formal instruction in combat, he’s a skilled mage, and he’s been built up as quite intelligent. Seems out of character to do something so utterly and completely ridiculous, then lose miserably like a complete and utter moron, to a couple random nobles who scored quite impressively low in exams. Just the strength from blacksmithing daily for years should have him packing quite a punch, not to mention real combat experience, digging, and magic skill. And that’s in addition to all the political power he has with his close relationship with the second prince and Queen as well as his territory being the most prosperous, and all the powerful people he’s aquainted with at the academy…

    Kind of disappointing that he’s so spectacularly cowardly… Hopefully he gets better I guess?


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