Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 14 [Questions And Answers] (Part 3/3)

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Translator: Matthew

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Editor: TranslationChicken

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Previous Part: https://translationchicken.com/2017/01/15/rezero-arc-4-chapter-14-questions-and-answers-part-23/

[Subaru: Huh――?]

Hearing this calm and orderly reply, for a moment, Subaru couldn’t understand.

Chewing them down, swallowing, digesting those words within his mind, and soaking in their contents,

[Subaru: I don’t, understand. In order to avoid fighting the Witch Cult……but why? Don’t tell me you’re allergic to them, or any crap like that!? If you……. if you were there, couldn’t you have taken those bastards out in one shot? Then the victims……]

[Roswaal: I see. It’s tru~e, if I was there, then the ca~sualties from this disturbance would have lessened. I try to have an accurate understanding of my own strength, and I am aware that I am among one of the few most powerful people in this country. It’s safe to say, that if I was there, then the Witch Cult attack this time would have been easily repelled]

[Subaru: If you understand that, then why――!]

[Roswaal: That is, why]

Watching drops saliva flying from Subaru, Roswaal held out a finger to stop him, and then, pointing that same finger toward the ceiling,

[Roswaal: If I had done everything, it would not have Emilia-sama’s achievement, nor would it have been your achievement, now would it? Even if my own reputation was improved, it would have been of no~ use]

[Subaru: ――――h]

What he was saying, Subaru could not understand it at all.

It must have been a joke. Praying, that Roswaal would follow that with some kind of jest, Subaru held his tongue and waited for Roswaal’s next words.

However, looking at Subaru, who had grown silent, Roswaal only tilted his head,

[Roswaal: How could I deny it? After all, it was a disaster that I can be completely certain was going to happen. How could I possibly not use that to the fu~llest?]

[Subaru: Y-you……do you even know, what you’re saying…….?]

[Roswaal: ――? I don’t understand which part Subaru-kun fi~nds to be a problem. What could it be, I wonder. Was it the damage done to Arlam village, was it having had to borrow the strength of the mercenaries and Crusch-sama’s private army to repulse the Witch Cult……or was it about the fact that all these damages could have been avoided?]

Subaru’s voice was trembling, and, as if reading into the inner depths of his heart, Roswaal threw out those words as though it was all a matter of course.

Hearing this reply, Subaru felt a tremor trembling through every organ of his body.

Before, when he had spoken with Puck, when the spirit said in front of the sleeping Rem that “This child sacrificed herself to help Lia”, Subaru had flown into a rage.
And because that happened, Subaru painfully realized that in between his and the Great Spirit’s sensibilities, there was an insurmountable gap that could not be filled in with words. In other words, the rage he felt at that moment made him understand that they had always been two fundamentally different entities.

However, that was not the case for Roswaal. He understood the reason why Subaru was mad, and he knew what Subaru wanted to say――and it was while knowing all of that, that he made this cruel decision.

[Subaru: That was all hindsight, wasn’t it. In a way, I understand what you’re trying to say. In repulsing the Witch Cult’s attack, whoever was in command would receive the credit, and that would have no small an impact on the Royal Selection, I can understand that……and I also understand that if you took care of it yourself it would not have the same effect. But!]

Revealing his teeth, Subaru, with a wild swing of his arm,

[Subaru: How many people do you think died because you weren’t there and didn’t bother to say anything!? Sure, the casualties weren’t catastrophic. But still, the number wasn’t zero. People died. Whether it was our own people, or those bastards from the Witch Cult……]

[Roswaal: Even if I was there, the treatment of the Witch Cultists would not have changed. All of them, would just have been reduced to ash. I’ll accept responsibility for the casualties on our side, but to blame me for the enemy’s losses would be a bit of a stre~tch don’t you think]

[Subaru: ――B-, still, couldn’t there have been a more peaceful…… No, it’s not about that! Every single thing you’ve been saying had been in hindsight! It’s true it went well. Our losses were minimal, the enemies were wiped out. Emilia-tan is safe, the villagers of Arlam were all safely evacuated…..But that was, all just coincidence. Originally th――]

Originally, if Subaru didn’t do anything, the villagers, everyone in the mansion, Emilia…

[Subaru: They should have been dead. This time, if everything didn’t work out perfectly……everyone would have been wretchedly, cruelly, agonizingly…… tortured to death]

Covering his face, Subaru strangled back the tears within his voice.
On the other side of his closed eyelids, once again those scenes of hell that he could never forget emerged.
The village consumed by flames. The cadavers strewn about the ground. The corpses of the children. And Rem’s dead body abandoned on the mansion’s garden. And, at last, the frozen, ending of the World.

――All of that, would have been the indisputable World if Subaru could not overturn it by Returning by Death.

[Subaru: If you were there, none of those thing would have happened……You knew, but still watched them die. How many times, have you killed those people……]

[Roswaal: It’s troubling to be so misunderstood. The ones who attacked were the Witch Cult, no~t me. Besides, the Witch Cult’s attack was stopped by your hands before anything could happen, the victims you spoke of never existed. ――You are only repeating nonsense]

[Subaru: ――Is that so]

Listening to Roswaal’s cold words, Subaru dropped his shoulders and replied in a quiet voice.

Nonsense ――if that’s what he considered them to be, then there was nothing Subaru can say to change that. Return by Death could not be explained to him, nor could Roswaal be blamed for things that never happened in this reality.

The only one who had experienced that hell was Subaru, and the one who exonerated Roswaal of the crime of bringing about that hell, was also Subaru.

[Subaru: ……If I turned out to be still just a useless piece of trash, then what would you have done? To make Emilia King, you want that as much as I do. But the odd were just too one-sided, it’s not even enough to gamble on…… it was far more likely that everything would have ended there]

[Roswaal: However, you overturned such a possibility. ――Are you unsatisfied?]

[Subaru: I am unsatisfied. You don’t seem to be the kind of guy who would leave things to something so uncertain]

There are several kinds of people who gamble. There are those who don’t know whether they will win or lose, and rely entirely on their luck. And there are those who do not wish to be directed by fate, and only when they have assembled the best possible hand, do they at the very last moment leave it to chance.

And then, there are those who pre-arrange everything from beginning to end, and would only run the fixed gambling match where victory was already certain.

[Subaru: You are not the kind who would gamble in the first place. So, why did you do it?]

[Roswaal: ――Because, I believe in you]

When Subaru asked a second time, Roswaal’s voice dropped in pitch as he replied.

Hearing this answer, Subaru couldn’t stop a snicker from leaking from his lips.

[Subaru: So you don’t feel like giving me a serious answer after all]

[Roswaal: Whether you believe my story or not is a another matter, but everything I’ve said is true? Because here, tonight, I’ve decided that I will not li~e to you. The things that I cannot say, I will not say, and if there are things inappropriate for this occasion, I will not mention them. But, what I do say, I swear that they are free of falsehoods]

In response to Subaru’s words that were tinged with a color of disappointment, Roswaal said this in a solemn voice. But, was this something that could be believed? Having already lost all positive impressions of Roswaal in the conversation up to now, Subaru was no longer in a position to accept everything at face value.

In front of Subaru’s sharpening glare, Roswaal rolled his head,

[Roswaal: I will say it again. ――The reason I made this decision, is because I believed in you. I believed, that if you realized the danger Emilia-sama was in, you will strive to establish an alliance with Crusch-sama, and do everything in your power to repel the Witch Cult, and distinguish yourself in doing so]

[Subaru: Even if we pretend for a moment that’s true, just how the hell did you decide to believe in someone like me! What do you know about me! We’ve only known each other for a month, what me looked like I was the kind of man that you can place that kind of faith in?]

Stomping on the floor, Subaru objected to Roswaal’s shameless and flowery words. Pointing out a finger, Subaru shook his head, rejecting what he had just said,

[Subaru: But it couldn’t be. When I last left you, I was absolutely, one-hundred-percent trash. It was only because of what happened afterwards, that the trash got more or less better. But what happened afterwards, no one else knows except me. ――So just what part of me did you believe in!?]

Roswaal closed a single eye, and disturbingly, with the one yellow pupil, stared into Subaru.
As if to shake off that stare, Subaru kicked the floor with all his might.

[Subaru: It’s absurd! Are you really trying to say that you trusted that empty-headed idiot to get everything to work out, and just left your people and everything else behind like it’s some kind of a game, risking your own position and future as the wager? What am I even supposed to say to something that callous!?]

[Roswaal: ……It seems, this is the end of today’s conversa~tion]

Whereas Subaru had laid his anger bare, Roswaal only whispered in a lonely voice.

Upon hearing that whisper, Subaru screamed, lending voice to his inexhaustible vexation.

[Subaru: If you don’t intend speak straightforwardly, it’ll be pointless whatever you say. After this conversation, I don’t intend to believe anything you say anymore]

[Roswaal: It seems your impression of me has taken a dive, that is tru~ly regrettable. ……Even though I don’t think there is a need to confirm it, but regarding our conversation tonight, Emilia-sama…]

[Subaru: I won’t tell her. There isn’t much information to begin with, plus it’s all been embellished, there wouldn’t be any point in telling her. You’ve anticipated this as well, haven’t you. That’s why you’ve been going round and round]

Regardless of Roswaal’s true intentions, the Royal Selection was still ongoing, and creating any more friction between Emilia and Roswaal was not something he wanted to do. Besides, with Emilia now acting as a representative of the villagers of Arlam, Roswaal’s faction needs to remain united.

It gave him spasms to think how he was going along with Roswaal’s intentions, but, challenging the Trials would improve how people saw Emilia. ――And all of that, was controlled within the palms of that man’s hands.

[Roswaal: You understand everything, and the anger you harbour towards me is unbearable…… yet you didn’t flip over the table or anything like that. You re~ally are, just as I expected]

As Roswaal said this to Subaru, who had been grinding his teeth to hold back his vexation, Subaru lifted his head, and saw Roswaal’s face twisting into a truly revolting expression.

[Roswaal: You are, without a doubt, worthy of being my accomplice――no?]

[Subaru: ……You bastard, I hope you die a worthy death]

[Roswaal: I know. Without a doubt, I will be falling into hell. That is why, before that happens, I must extend my utmost brutality over the present world, to the best of my ability]

Sending a sharp glare at Roswaal’s declaration, without a word, Subaru turned around and stormed out of the room.
Any further conversation would have been pointless. If Roswaal had no plans of revealing his true intentions, if there was nothing Subaru could do to break into his thoughts, then nothing could have come of that exchange.
But,

[Subaru: ――You think everything will happen as you expect them to, and everyone will dance to your tune]

Clenching his fist tightly, walking down the street in the night, Subaru prepared his new resolve.

Tomorrow, Roswaal would have Emilia challenge the Trials, to overturn the understanding of the people of the Sanctuary and Arlam village, and their contempt for Half-Elves.

What may arise in that process, how many burdens Emilia will have to endure, were not within that man’s considerations. In the end, no matter how many wounds Emilia will bear, even if her heart was worn to its core, he would only frivolously laugh at the events unfolding in accordance to his will. If that were the case,

[Subaru: I won’t let it happen. That girl…… Emilia, I will protect her]

The Qualification to challenge the Trials―― if the dream he saw in the Tomb was not only a dream, then Subaru would also have been granted that Qualification.

It may have been granted on the whim of a Witch, but with it, he could thwart Roswaal’s plans. All of the pain and tears that have come into existence only because that man cared nothing about those around him, Subaru will put a stop to them here.

[Subaru: ――That, is what I must accomplish in this Sanctuary]

Upwards, across from where he threw up his fist, was the floating, pale-blue moon.

As if to hold onto that far and unreachable light, he closed tight his fist, and, sketching out the form of that cute silver-haired girl within his thoughts, he determined, he will crash head-on into that clown’s devious plans.

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[Ram: ――Was that, really alright?]

In the room that Subaru had stormed out of, Ram, who had been watching over their conversation, asked this quietly. Hearing this, her master shook his head as if devoid of strength.

[Roswaal: Such a reaction was o~nly to be expected. But even if it was expected, it is a depressing thing, to be gouging at a young man’s heart]

[Ram: You do know there is no need to lie in front of Ram?]

[Roswaal: I’m glad you’re wo~rried about me, but those were my honest thoughts. Why, in Ram’s heart do I really seem like someone who enjoys doing these things?]

Answering by wordlessly averting her eyes from her master, Ram rearranged the bed sheets that had been ruffled in the earlier argument. As she did this, her fingers felt a hardness across her master’s stomach, and she pulled it out of the sheets. (Damnit Tappei!! >_<)

[Ram: Roswaal-sama. This is…]

[Roswaal: Aah, so~rry. If Subaru-kun had seen this, thi~ngs would have gotten quite co~mplicated. But, it would have been too much punishment if I had put this under my butt. If I’m not careful…]

Receiving what she passed back as if it was very precious, Roswaal gently caressed its surface as he took it. Then, he said [No matter what], touching a finger to his chin,

[Roswaal: Emilia-sama’s qualification is now confirmed, and Subaru-kun has been fired up. Tomorrow night, the Trials will begin……Ram, what do you think will ha~ppen?]

[Ram: Roswaal-sama’s considerations are beyond Ram’s ability to guess. ……Roswaal-sama, you know what is going to happen, then?]

[Roswaal: This thing isn’t that conve~nient. Compared to the incomplete ones held by the Witch Cult, it is somewhat superior, but it is nothing more than a poor imitation, and still far from what she desired. The argument with Subaru-kun just now, how much of that do you think happened as described]

Roswaal took a deep breath as if contemplating, and seeing this, Ram slightly raised her brows and then timidly, with hesitation,

[Ram: Then, how much of what you said to Barusu was……]

[Roswaal: Even though there was some acting……most of it was according to my true fe~elings. No no, but of course I knew Subaru-kun would be angry. But while I knew it, I could also add some things that I wa~nted to say as well, isn’t that so]

Roswaal waved his hands to Ram as if to explain himself, and then, with [Anyhow], he continued,

[Roswaal: To be despised by the partner of my heart, it does feel painful to be thought of this way, as if I had only been thinking of myself. Oh how childish I still am, my spi~teful friend]

Roswaal laughed as he spoke.
Wrapped within his arms, preciously, preciously, was a book with black binding.

Roswaal placed his fingertips over the binding of the book, and slowly, and slowly, he continued to trace over it.
Lovingly, and lovingly, slowly, and slowly――

 

 

-=Chapter 14 End=-

Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2017/01/28/rezero-arc-4-chapter-15-qualifications-and-trials-part-13/

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Everything is setting into motion!!! >_<

Thank you everyone for being so patient for this chapter <3, thank you. I’ll need to catch up with reading all the comments now :3

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Chapter 15 Live Draft: https://www.patreon.com/posts/re-zero-arc-4-15-7884912

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Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2017/01/28/rezero-arc-4-chapter-15-qualifications-and-trials-part-13/

108 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 14 [Questions And Answers] (Part 3/3)

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  1. Wow looks like I was pretty lucky, just as I finish binge reading the fan translation another part came out. It was very much enjoyable and I’m enjoying the story. Subaru really has grown and it will be interesting seeing him tackle the trials.

    It also looks like we are approaching the Echidona side story as well, the summary I read of it mentions (careful of putting spoilers in the comments :3 – tc)

    I look forward to seeing what happens when Subaru instead rejects the deal, I imagine he’ll have Garfiel help him in some capacity in this as the side story mentions specifically that he didn’t involve him at all.

    Also speaking of side stories I apologize if you already answered this, but are you going to be translating any of them?

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      1. Wasn’t he talking about the Trials ? Because Petelgeuse kept on and on about having to do them too, as a Witch Cultist. Maybe they are similar in a sense but those the Cultist are tackling are “incomplete” because they can’t reach Satella, meanwhile the Trials of the Tomb are more of the real thing (As Subaru got in touch with Echidona & cie)

        That’s what I assumed… was he really talking about the Gospel there?

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      2. The big problem with that is, if I recall correctly, that Subaru is the last archbishop thingy that was missing, and all other bishops are already known, so there’s not really a place for Roswaal in this club.

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      3. Fun fact: (i don’t know if it was posted yet)
        But the kanji that Roswaal use for the Trial is the same that Betelgeuse used for the Ordeal.
        You can read it both ways. And thats what makes Subaru nervous about the whole thing because we know that Emilia didn’t quite….umm….survive the Ordeals.

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  2. So does roswaal really consider Subaru His friend? his accomplice? Was he being sarcastic about it or he really meant it? The laugh after he called him ‘my spiteful friend’ confuses me.

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      1. Hi Chicken. So you trying to say that the paragraph [“To be despised by the partner of my heart, it does feel painful to be thought of this way, as if I had only been thinking of myself. Oh how childish I still am, my spi~teful friend”] refers to the gospel ( or something related that gospel)?? the first line seems to be talking about subaru tho. ( No spoilers please)

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        1. How I understood it is: Subaru is the intended partner who scorned him, who thought he was only thinking of himself which makes Roswaal feel bad for being misunderstood.
          And the person Roswaal is speaking to is the Gospel. So his spiteful friend/fellow might be the Gospel, or the previous owner of the Gospel.

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      2. Both Suburu and Roswell want Emilia king for different reasons and are prepared to go to great lengths for that goal. They are even hiding information from her that may break her determination. So they are friends or partners in the sense of their goal and craftyness even though they think that the other’s ideals are wrong which is why they hate each other so much. Suburu will sacrifice everything about himself for his cause while Roswell will go so far as to sacrifice others including the villagers and his household (the maids) for his goal.

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  3. Well, I live in europe so it’ s 6 in the morning right now. I was waiting all those daysan man, it was worth it. This part came a bit later but still thanks chicken- sama I love your work

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    1. WE CAN SEE THAT ROSWAAL HAS SOME RESPECT FOR ECHIDONA WHEN HE TOLD EMILIA TO CALL BY HER NAME INSTEAD OF WITCH OF GREED.I WAS THINKING THAT MAYBE LIKE WITCH OF ENVY ECHIDONA ALSO HAVE A WITCH CULT AND ROSWALL IS A PART OF THAT AND THATS HOW HE GOT THE GOSPEL

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  4. Thanks 🙏 for the translation , and this settled it i hate ram this way she just care about roswaal is just a pain in the a.. i said it last time and i’ll say it now she just piss me off 😡😡😡

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    1. Let’s not forget, she also sacrificed put her sister on harms way. Or rather she was fine with it before the memory of her was wiped-out. They do deserve each other.

      I also have this new theory in mind, that Roswall set-up the invasion of the demon village by the cult.

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      1. as far as we can conclude, hes not the mastermind but the book. (you know how it works right? just like how petelgeuse follows the writing on his gospel) so maybe roswaal is the just the same

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      2. I don’t think he’ll go that far but he is some big shot was an acquaintance with the witch of greed from what i read in wikia so he may have his reasons but ram is just pissing me off

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  5. Thanks Matthew and chicken. Well this answers the question of were the fuck was Roswaal in act 3 XD damn that man is evil. but i love him, he is an interesting antagonist to have

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  6. So many people have gospels, I believe that everything is connected to echidona and not satella, roswal is probably a previous witch cultist and he was the one that saved ram and rem during the attack on their village considering that in the anime the guy who saved them was dressed in the cultists robes, he is probably trying to bring echidona back to life considering echidona relationship with the mathars as for beatrice having a gospel its probably because she is echidona or minerva’s daughter(considering hair colour and eyes,probably minerva and not echidona)

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    1. And who tells you that he didn’t just help the witch cult o kill the race of Ram and Rem and he is just keeps them around for his own experiments or something ?

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  7. A book that tells you a story of the future…

    And an improved version of it.

    A man that witnesses a future and who can return to the past.

    No surprise the future got into an identity crisis under these circumstances.

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  8. Whoah!… Mind blown here. This chapter was so suspenceful and interesting.
    I knew that Roswaal was a clever, devious and manipulative kind of person, but how he handled this conversation with Subaru was just, wow! And then that revelation at the end with the black book.

    Roswaal has more connections with the Witches, and that his black book (or a book that he got from the previous owner, like what Subaru did to Betelguise) is superior to the gospels of the Witch Cultists. Noticed that Subaru implied something that didn’t happen in their current reality which made him a bit more interested in that. And proclaimed himself a villain. Nice~!

    So, after making Emilia queen, I think Roswaal wants great power, cause if I remember he said something about killing the dragon in the anime. So maybe one way of getting that great power is by unleashing Satella onto the world, since after all he has that superior black book with him and all.

    Thanks for the translations Chicken-God!

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  9. Oh god, I just recently found out about Re: Zero. I watched the anime, read the manga and then the WN up to this point. And seeing how much is about to come.. Well, my mind is blown 😀 I should start to learn japanese now to be able to read everything by myself xD Thank you very much for translating this!!

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  10. Thanks for the chapter. It was a really interesting chapter but I wonder how things will go with the trials because it seems Subaru will take them alone without telling anyone which makes me wonder if that as well was withing Roswaal’s expectations. Schemes within schemes he is starting to feel similar to Naruku from InuYasha when it comes to manipulating others to do his bidding.

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  11. First of all, I want to thank you so much for taking the time to make these translations for this web novel. I just finished the Re:zero anime yesterday and was disappointed to see that the manga wasn’t the latest story the series could offer. After doing some desperate research at 2 AM (because I stayed up late on a school night to finish it haha), I found out that the web novel was the continuation of the story and started reading your translations. They are absolutely fantastic!

    I was just wondering how far ahead the light novels are? I’ve seen online some information on arc 5 so I’m assume that it’s not completed yet but I’m not entirely sure. Also, this latest post was only made yesterday so I’m very excited to the prospect of eventually catching up and having these to read whenever they come out. So I really hope you keep up the great work! Your clear dedication is inspiring and your team all sound like great people. Take care.

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  12. OMG : \ I’m truly speechless, he’s crazier then I thought. Most of us had our susspitions about Roswal having ties to the witches but its still surprising. I love how even though we find all this stuff out Roswal is still left SUPER ambigus and you can never tell if he’s on the straight and narrow. One of my favorite chapters, thanks again for the wonderful translations. : )

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  13. im surprised about all the hate for roswal, i mean he is realist, and what can he do – ppl die, to make ppl stronger he needs sacrifices, all ppl who criticize that are weak and dont deserve to rule

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    1. It is one thing, to do your best and coming-up short/ having casualties and press forward, which is a realist’s view. It’s another thing when you deliberately feed people to the chopping block even if you don’t have to. Your definition of strength has a sociopath’s point of view in mind. No empathy for loss. It is most certainly not surprising people will hate him for how he does things in a slimy way. That’s why there are a whole lot of people who hate Little finger from game of thrones. Btw it was all a gamble. Remember Subaru almost ran away from all of this.

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      1. exactly. not to mention he’s doing all these shits because of a book. well we’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg. further chapters will tell you how crazy this clown is

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  14. Ram just pulled out Roswaal’s rock-hard …gospel. GOSPEL!!!? Damnit, Tappei!
    As always, many thanks to everyone in the translation team. You guys make a bro feel excited by the end of every installment. (No, not excited like *that*!)

    -James Q

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  15. Gosh, totally didn’t expect that. Thought Roswaal is just gonna be a renegade, turns out its still the wretched witch cult. Also…. Thank you very much as always Chicken Sama! Hope you and the team have been well! =D

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  16. (opps forgot to key in my username) Gosh, totally didn’t expect that. Thought Roswaal is just gonna be a renegade, turns out its still the wretched witch cult. Also…. Thank you very much as always Chicken Sama! Hope you and the team have been well! =D

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  17. Thank you for your hard work! Being able to read the story after the anime ended is a real blessing, I wish I was a little richer so I could offer my support -_-. Anyways, keep it up 🙂

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      1. CHICKEN BRO I WANTED TO ASK YOU IF THEY MAKE A SEASON 2 OF RE ZERO WITH 25 EPISODES HOW MUCH OF IT WILL BE COVERED OF WEB NOVEL YOU TRANSLATED.WHEN THE NEXT CHAPTER WILL BE TRANSLATED.WE CAN SEE THAT ROSWAAL HAS SOME RESPECT FOR ECHIDONA WHEN HE TOLD EMILIA TO CALL BY HER NAME INSTEAD OF WITCH OF GREED.I WAS THINKING THAT MAYBE LIKE WITCH OF ENVY ECHIDONA ALSO HAVE A WITCH CULT AND ROSWALL IS A PART OF THAT AND THATS HOW HE GOT THE GOSPEL.AND HOW FAR IS THE LN.I REALLY CANT WAIT FOR NEXT CHAPTER AND MORE AND MORE CANT WAIT FOR THE SECOND SEASON OF ANIME.

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  18. Nugget Sama, does the following quote:

    [Roswaal: To be despised by the partner of my heart, it does feel painful to be thought of this way, as if I had only been thinking of myself. Oh how childish I still am, my spi~teful friend]

    Imply that Subaru and Roswaal are meant to be partners in something?

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  19. tysm, chicken and the team for the hard work, i always read the draft live, i know how much of a hassle it’s to translate but do your best :3 much love

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  20. Hello Mr. Chicken

    About this part

    “To be despised by the partner of my heart, it does feel painful to be thought of this way, as if I had only been thinking of myself. Oh how childish I still am, my spi~teful friend”

    I have my opinion that

    “It is painful to be thought that he is an only person who gets furious at his sweetheart being despised. That’s my childish spite.”

    What do you think about this?

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    1. That could work, but I’m curious what do you think this line actually means in plain-text English?
      More literal translations that I’ve considered for this line were all extremely awkward, and made no sense in the context of this chapter.

      I thought the 意中の相手 meant that Roswaal considered Subaru to be his intended partner(accomplice/opponent), and it is true that Subaru currently despises/looks down on Roswaal, especially after this conversation.
      If we read it as Subaru’s intended mate, Emilia, who is despised by the villagers/people in general, it makes a lot of sense as well, but it seems off-topic for Roswaal to suddenly say this here in this way.

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      1. Thank you for your reply.
        And very sorry for being unexpectedly long.(I’m not willing to bother you)

        As plain-text in English(you meant that my writing is unnatural or weird?),
        I can say nothing, since I don’t have confidence in my English skill.

        At first, I thought it’s about Emilia, but after reading this chapter again, I found another opinion.(so I have two way to explain my opinion, and anyway I can’t explain why Roswaal said that)

        In my old opinion, Subaru was furious that Emilia was treated in bad way by Roswaal. He did not tell her important information.
        And I guessed that Roswaal has someone in love, and he was proud that he loves someone so deeply.
        But Subaru behaved as if Subaru loves a person most deeply, so Roswaal felt painful.

        I thought this vaguely, so I don’t have evidence.

        For second,I treated the line literally and logically.
        Roswaal said (in my opinions)
        “It is painful to be thought that he is an only person who gets furious at his sweetheart being despised. That’s my childish spite.”

        Then,that means Subaru thought he deeply loved a person, and Roswaal felt painful.
        So Roswaal did childish spite.

        I looked for the scene suits this, and found. It’s the scene start with

        “Hearing Subaru’s rejection of his simple excuse, Roswaal casually shrugged as if he had never expected it to fool him. Displeased with this expression, Subaru took a step forward, but,”

        Subaru said
        [Subaru: ……Even Rem, was sacrificed because of those kind of reasons I can’t understand]

        And after this, Roswaal made Subaru furious.

        Finally Roswaal said
        “We~ll now, teasing the young man any more than this would not be adult-like.”

        In the second opinion Subaru’s intended mate should be Rem. It’s unbelievable for me that Roswaal remembers Rem, but it is possible that Roswaal didn’t know who Rem is, and he guessed that Rem must be Subaru’s intended mate.

        Anyway, I cannot explain why Roswaal said this, and I’m very confused(Re zero is too long to consider).

        Also Re zero has a lot of mystery and without any spoilers, it’s difficult to consider.

        I’m not willing to confuse you. So don’t be serious about my opinions.

        Sorry for bothering you.

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  21. i have no words for Roswaal … just kidding i have a lot to say! srsly. you bastard, a person who owns a book is always connected to the witch (common sense) Subaru has that right to throw a fit just like what he did!!! never ever allow someone to control you and everyone around you, yeah trash his plan!!! nice Subaru. i’m proud of you! they always say you’re the worst character of 2016 but you’re not. all the love :*
    p.s. thanks chicken sama + matthew!!

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  22. please wait for them. don’t rush them. They are trying their best to translate this for us. even though they still have to do other things, they manage to make this…

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  23. I have finally caught up, and been quiet until now. I just wanted to express my gratitude for all the hard work put into the translations! I thought re:zero was going to be one of those animes that I finish but still have many questions unanswered, which were far too many this time for me to leave it.
    Thankfully I found this website an translations, much appreciated! I hope to donate to the work soon, even if its not much, to show even more of a gratefullness.

    On another note, I always had this suspicion of Roswaal… but he seems to have a deeper connection, with less of a bad connotation, unlike Peteguese and the other 2 we have met. More of a good intention, which is also the vibe I got from the Witch of Greed….
    Anywho just thoughts! !

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  24. “… her(Ram) fingers felt a hardness across her master’s stomach, and she pulled it out of the sheets.”

    Daaaammmmnnn……
    That really is trying to make the ‘dirty-minded’ think too far.

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  25. I think the hardness felt ram on stomach of roswall was the book. And i think this book is a gospel thing of witch. Also i think roswaal is a witch of the greed.

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  26. I think he is not witch of greed. If he was, then rem must have seen him when she was eaten by witch of gluttony. But she didnt. I think he is witch of lust cause he has a fetish for half bloods and makes them her maid

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  27. woh woh woh. Wait just a minute. From what i remember from betelgues, the Gospels suppousedly predict the future. But Betelgu. said that it didnt contain any reference to Subaru. Now we learn from Roswaal that their versions of the Gospel are incomplete, whilst his being a complete version. Does this mean that Roswaal knows what is going to happen. It would explain his blind faith in Subaru to succede against all ods.

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  28. Hello! I was reading through this chapter and noticed a possible typo? Idk if it’s still relevant but,

    [Subaru: ….what *about me looked like I was the kind of man that you can place that kind of faith in?]

    Hahaha just wanted to point that out XD

    And thank you for always taking your time to translate the web novel for us!! Your hard work is deeply appreciated ❤

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  29. Whatwhatwhatwhatwhatwhat!!!!! Tappei is really good at throwing unexpected things to us poor readers, I love this.
    These last chapters were over my expectations.
    Thanks for the read to all the team.

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