Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 67 [Warlock] (Part 3/3)

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Translator: TranslationChicken

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Editor: TranslationChicken

(Thank you Kizarat, Roanz, Rodolfo, Brototype, Patrick, Poppy, Aaron, Federico, Thomas, Floating Feather, Daisuke, Kam, Soriosh, Zazorok, Dre am, Cy3lon, Tamas, Daisuke, Danny, White Rice, Mariuz +(still counting) for helping me with proofreading on the Live Draft! <3)

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ALL RIGHTS BELONG TO TAPPEI NAGATSUKI, THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR OF RE:ZERO, THIS IS A TRANSLATION OF THE FREE JAPANESE WEB NOVEL INTO ENGLISH
JAPANESE WEB NOVEL SOURCE: HTTP://NCODE.SYOSETU.COM/N2267BE/233/

Previous Part 2/3: https://translationchicken.com/2018/02/04/rezero-arc-4-chapter-67-warlock-part-2-3/

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Seeing the assembly of identical girls lined up in a row, Roswaal turned his single eye towards Subaru,

[Roswaal: And here I thought the command authority was transferred back to Garfiel?]

[Subaru: We were venturing into the maybe-mastermind’s den, after all. ――Of course we had to stack our hands first]

――The exchange took place after his argument with Garfiel outside the Tomb.
After persuading Garfiel to go on ahead, Subaru went to the crystal room and transferred the command authority back to himself.
Then, he ordered the Lewes replicants to surround the building where Roswaal was recuperating and to prepare to break inside in case of emergency.

Rem, who had temporarily been Garfiel’s hostage, was entrusted to the current representative Lewes-personality, who brought her to the Cathedral, where the rest of the residents and Arlam villagers had taken refuge.
He had taken all these measures on the assumption that Roswaal was the culprit.
――Although, naturally, Subaru never anticipated that Roswaal would kill Garfiel and Ram.

[Roswaal: So, what do you wish to do, now that you ha~~ve me surrounded?]

[Subaru: The fact that you’re that strong with your bare hands was a surprise, but you’re outnumbered. If a single beastified Garfiel could give you trouble, you’ll probably have a hard time when you’re swarmed……]

The reason Roswaal skewered Ram along with Garfiel was because he wasn’t confident facing Garfiel in direct combat. And although there was no question that Roswaal was infinitely stronger than Subaru――

[Subaru: Twenty of them should be about enough to overwhelm you. We’ll beat you up, pin you down, and make sure you spit out everything that you’re still hiding]

[Roswaal: You should know how important it is to uphold the terms of one’s contract, being bound by si~~milar ones yourself?]

[Subaru: Too bad, mine was kinda one-sided forced on me without me having any say in the matter and just punishes me whenever I violate it. This time it hasn’t come though, so I’m still in the safe-line!]

With over twenty people crammed inside, the small house was packed to the brim.
Obeying Subaru’s signal, the emotionless Lewes replicants surged towards Roswaal as a sea of faces.

Meeting their charge with his bare hands, Roswaal could only handle two at a time.
His manipulation of the weather outside had become his own downfall. Deprived of the use of his magic, Roswaal would only be swarmed by sheer numbers.
Subaru figured that while it would be close, victory was assured.
However,

[Roswaal: ――I may be outnumbered]

[Subaru: ――――]

[Roswaal: But when your opponent is a mage, trying to overpower him with sheer numbers is just an overly fo~~olish decision]

At the fall of his voice, an infernal flame swept through the room, and every Lewes Meyer replicant caught in its path was scorched to their core.
In the matter of an instant, their small, charging bodies were incinerated from head to toe by the wall of flames, reduced to ash and to the mana from whence they came.

All this, in Subaru’s eyes, was nothing more than a momentary wave of heat and light that had flashed across the room.

[Subaru: How’re you… still using magic……?]

[Roswaal: I wouldn’t have been able to if I was still controlling the weather. Unfo~~rtunately, I have already lost any reason to sustain this snowfall. So it’s been a while since I’ve stopped. Sorry, I suppose I should’ve told you ea~~rlier]

[Subaru: Wh―― gh, kha]

In Subaru’s moment of confusion, Roswaal flashed forward and took him by the throat. He didn’t know where those slender wrists had gotten that kind of strength, but he felt his legs leaving the ground as Roswaal lifted him writhing into the air.

[Subaru: Kgh――!]

Crashing backwards through a half-shattered windowpane and out of the building, Subaru landed in the snow, rolling until he was stopped by a wall.
Spitting out the mixture of mud and snow in his mouth, he lifted up his face.
The remaining Lewes replicants quietly followed Roswaal out of the building. Since they were given no further orders, they appeared at a loss as to what to do.
But Subaru was just as lost as to what to tell them.

[Roswaal: Even after all this, you still wouldn’t rewi~~nd… O~~r, perhaps you already have? Come to think of it, what happens to my consciousness when the world has rewound is still a complete mystery to me. Now, this is qu~~ite the predicament]

Walking over to Subaru’s side, Roswaal tilted his head.
Looking up at the clown’s face amidst the suffocating pain, an abrupt question escaped Subaru’s lips.

[Subaru: ros… waal…… you keep on asking me to rewind over and over, but……]

[Roswaal: Mm? You have something impo~~rtant to say? Let’s hear it, let’s hear it]

[Subaru: You’re the one I’ve got a problem with here. Doing all this on the assumption that someone else has the ability to rewind the world… you must be out of your mind…… unless, you actually have…]

A way to carry over your memories?
Could Roswaal also have the ability to read the memories of the previous worlds, just like Echidona in her Dream Citadel?
If not, then his blind desire to reset the world would just be far too incomprehensible.

[Subaru: If not… that’s fine. But, if you do… perhaps you and I… could……]

Collaborate, maybe.
Roswaal’s goals were mysterious and unknown, and he had done many unforgivable things.
Subaru would never forgive him for the murder of Ram and Garfiel or the way he had cornered Emilia. But Subaru was in no position to discard Roswaal’s strength out of emotion. In fact, he needed it badly.
If you’re going to eat poison―― or however that saying goes, assuming it applies here, Subaru was also prepared to lick the plate.

[Roswaal: ――It seems, that is no~~t to be]

But Subaru’s thin sliver of hope was severed by a shake of Roswaal’s head.
Roswaal turned away from Subaru’s downcast eyes, and pointed towards the end of his gaze,

[Roswaal: Goa]

A small flame rose up, setting the corner of the forest where Roswaal was looking at alight.
Subaru blinked at the abrupt act of destruction, when he heard, amidst the noise of crackling wood, yet another sound.
――It was the sound of a small, small animal dying.

[Subaru: ――No, way]

[Roswaal: I~~ see. ……So this is how the end comes]

Springing to his feet, Subaru’s face paled as he scanned his surroundings. Simultaneously, Roswaal shifted his posture, and with several crisp snaps of his fingers, the scent of burning flesh and shrill, ear-splitting cries coursed throughout the Sanctuary.
Then, when a charred corpse landed in front of his eyes with a thud, Subaru clearly understood.

[Subaru: great.. rabbit……!!]

It was one of the Great Rabbits.
As they began slowly trickling out of the forest, Roswaal burned them one by one with his magic. And even as they came in droves, they remained Roswaal’s prey.
No matter how great their numbers grew, they could gain no ground against Roswaal. Witnessing this, a terror gripped Subaru’s heart and would not let go.

Every time he closed his eyes, the memory of being eaten by razor sharp teeth would be revived.
The sense of loss, the experience of having his fingers, body, and organs ripped to shreds was beyond description.
Subaru could hear his very soul shrieking at the sight of the Mabeasts’ approach.

[Subaru: But this is only the fifth day…… there should still be half a day left!]

[Roswaal: It’s the snow]

[Subaru: Snow――!?]

[Roswaal: Where there is magic powerful enough to manipulate the weather, naturally, the atmosphere would be oversaturated with mana. Not to mention that everyone in the Sanctuary has gathered inside the Cathedral thanks to the snow. For a nearby Mabeast, this is an all too enticing fe~~eding ground]

[Then…….], Subaru shuddered at Roswaal’s quiet observation.
Following his logic, the single most dangerous place in the Sanctuary during the Great Rabbits’ attack would be――

[Subaru: Th-the Cathedral! We have to hurry to the Cathedral……!]

[Roswaal: It’s too late. The moment they came for the few of us here, it meant that the prey-less masses were already on the move. ――There is no~~ one left]

[Subaru: But! That’s where……!]

Rem is.
Having entrusted her to Lewes, that was where Rem was taken. Alongside the Sanctuary’s residents and the refugees from Arlam village, there would be over a hundred people in the Cathedral.
With everyone gathered there, he didn’t even want to think about it.

[Subaru: Roswaal! Truce! Anyway, let’s get to the Cathedral! We’ll collect the survivors, just get them somewhere sa……]

Subaru rushed up to Roswaal, grabbed him by the collar and screamed.
But Roswaal gently pushed Subaru arms away,

[Roswaal: Flee? Where, exactly? There is a Barrier. The people of the Sanctuary cannot flee]

[Subaru: Th-that’s……]

[Roswaal: There wasn’t enough time, Subaru-kun. The residents of the Sanctuary cannot leave unless the Trials are overcome. That is to say, your wish will not be granted]

Collapsing, Subaru fell rear-first into the snow.
Shuffling against themselves, the Leweses gathered around the fallen Subaru, waiting for their next instruction in a rather humorous scene.
And only then, did Subaru notice it.

That Roswaal, who had been incinerating swathes of oncoming Mabeasts as they appreared up to now, had completely stopped doing so.

[Subaru: R-Roswaal! If you stop…… unless… you’re out of mana……]

[Roswaal: No~~ no, it’s no such thing? Since, in a sense, my mana is inexhau~~stible. It wouldn’t run out so easily. ……What has run out is my reason to live]

Little by little, white furballs began plodding out of the forest.
Leaving small pawprints in the pristine snow that was as white as their fur, they were certainly drawing closer.

[Subaru: E-even if I can rewind… this kind of……at least we should talk it through first! You might think you’re ok with leaving it to the next try, but……]

[Roswaal: You se~~em to have misundersto~~od something, Subaru-kun]

[Subaru: Huh?]

[Roswaal: Even if you can rewind, I cannot. The me you meet after your rewind will not be me. This is my end. ――But tha~~t is fine]

Subaru was struck dumb by Roswaal’s words.
“The rewind won’t apply to me”, Roswaal admitted it himself. That is to say, Roswaal only knew that Subaru was someone who could potentially Return by Death, and his death here would mean the end of this Roswaal’s consciousness.
He had accepted it, and was nonetheless ordering Subaru to rewind, though he would no longer exist after Subaru returns.
That way of thinking is just,

[Subaru: Not……how humans think at all……]

Unlike Subaru, whose consciousness would continue,
Roswaal’s would not, and his death would be the end.
What kind of human would accept it without question, knowing that it would be the end?

[Roswaal: The day will come when you will truly surpass me, Subaru-kun]

[Subaru: ro……s]

[Roswaal: Li~~sten well, Subaru-kun. ――It is important. The one thing that is truly, truly important to you: Cast away everything else except it. Let go of everything else except it, and think only of protecting your single most important thing to the end]

[Subaru: ――――]

[Roswaal: If you do that――]

Roswaal raised a finger as if to lecture.
A nearby rabbit immediately leapt up and chomped down on his lifted wrist. Blood scattered, and Roswaal’s right arm was gnashed to bits from the wrist, while other jaws sank their fangs into his elbows, shoulders, and all over his body with the dull creak of tearing flesh.

[Subaru: ROSWAAAAL!!]

[Roswaal: ――You too, can become like me]

The body of a rabbit with its mouth wide open blotted out the clown’s smile.
The swarm of white rabbits completely covered over Roswaal’s body. He fell sideways, offering no resistance as the rabbits devoured his flesh. Devoured. Devoured.
Blood sprayed, meat flung out, and the white snow was dyed crimson red. Then even the crimson snow was greedily slurped up by the rabbits without leaving a drop.

Subaru watched in silence, as Roswaal ceased to be Roswaal.
Watched, as Roswaal’s existence was eaten and wiped from this world.

――He went on watching.

 

 

-=Chapter 67 End=-

 

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Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2018/02/10/rezero-arc-4-chapter-67-the-taste-of-death-part-1-2/

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(Writing note, posting first in case I get disconnected)

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Thank you guys for being so patient!! ❤

It’s been an incredibly eventful few days, but I got here safely and finally have internet set up! I’ll start on the next one tomorrow, and get the releases will be back to speed!

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Chapter 68 Live Draft:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/re-zero-arc-4-68-16920789

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Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2018/02/10/rezero-arc-4-chapter-67-the-taste-of-death-part-1-2/

98 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 67 [Warlock] (Part 3/3)

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          1. yea,i was hoping he get cornerd or somthing because he’s an asshole. all the previous events would be sloved so easliy if he helped…

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          1. If you were Subaru it probably wouldn’t cross your mind to have use the lewes dolls as a means of dying because you are watching someone who willingly allowed themselves to be eaten alive.

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    1. I think at this point we could put all the pieces together. Echidona the witch of greed (of knowledge), bunch of lifeless clones of Lewes-san with at least one to have a personality, the purpose of the cloning room, a sanctuary full of people that can take the trial at the cathedral, and roswaal being the mastermind of it all or at least has a promise to fulfill his part. That’s my assumption but I could be still wrong.

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  1. Hmmm… I’m still wondering what Roswaal’s motives are here… Or rather… His alignment.
    He acts as if Subaru is his successor at times, while at others is willing to throw away everything for his goals…

    Or perhaps having Subaru become his successor IS his goal?

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    1. pretty sure just to revive echidna and be with her again. the thing is rosshit sees no other way of doing things other then by the book. <pun intended< what i am wondering if ross felt the pain at all id be spoiling things if i explain that theory

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  2. 7:01 A.M. EST – Oh, I’m early for once
    “one by one” – surround with commas
    “wish will not” – should be “shall”
    “everything else except it.” – redundant, perhaps “everything aside from it.” instead, same for the next sentence
    “to the end” – add “very” after “the”
    “covered over” – extra “over”
    The redundance in saying “else except” is that they each imply the other. Saying “do this except for this” implies “do this and nothing else,” so saying “do this and nothing else except for this” is redundant

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  3. I know it’s not the first time we read about someone getting eaten by great rabbit but still, that’s brutal. Have a nice trip chicken

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  4. Thanks once again Mr. Chicken for delivering the chapters to us 🙂

    I’m kinda hoping Subaru will kill himself or something, since the last time he was eaten alive was pretty horrifying to read.

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    1. No, rather hinted at the end of this chapter Roswaal wants Subaru’s personality to be come as twisted, ruthless and driven as him because with RBD he has power to achieve his ideal reality. That ideal aligns with fulling Roswaal’s own goal.

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      1. yeah but if that happened a ton of pl would drop re zero also its not the ‘ideal’ to me its just the most selfish route with the least effort and the most deaths. i mean ross could have helped with the ma beast att, the whale, and the witch cult but he decided just to go to sanctuary and pretend to be really hurt. taking a damn break while everyone else is risking their lives.

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  5. Hmmm it’s kinda feels like Roswaal was instructing Subaru to ‘make’ Witch of Envy out of Emilia or something? Scary….
    Thank you for the great release Chicken!

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  6. Thanks for the chapter.

    I guess we got some hints from Roswaal. It seems that Roswaal may have a contract with a witch or even Satella herself, since inexaustible mana reserves sound pretty unnatural. Aside from that, I assume that Roswaal sensed Subaru’s rapid advance/ development, since in the first episodes of the anime he behaved totally different. Such changes within the short amount of time have quite the impact and I hope his words about surpassing him indicate a stronger and less-dependant future for Subaru. Hopefully we’ll soon see a conclusion of the current situation with a final loop, Subaru already died about five or six times.

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  7. That was BRUTL! Honestly I’d thought I’d be happier reading Roswaal being eatten alive but honestly I felt a little sorry for him. What ever Roswaal’s goals are its obvious he is living for one single purpose. My heart broke when Subaru realized the cathedral was under attack and he could do nothing for them.

    Well worth the wait. Thanks Chicken, your the best ; )

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    1. idk it seems like rosshit felt no pain. be explain later of the possible reason. i do not feel sorry for someone this derange. i mean i have read some back storys/side stories and roshit has manipulated the fuck out of everyone, brainwashed ram/rem into being loyal.

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        1. i did not shed a tear but i do want to know how he at least seems to have the same host back then. seriously? just gonna assume he picked someone that looks like the previous. gonna enjoy a proper translation of that. no idea what happens after ark 4 so please no spoilers xd

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  8. If roswaal had an infinite manna source and could take the rabbits on then why tf does he want to die lol. Either way, very emotional chapter, was great. Glad you’re back 🐔. Hope all is going well wherever you are and with whatever you’re doing ☺

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    1. It was confirmed by the author that Roswaal could easily defeat the white whale single-handedly so let’s just say he has close to infinite mana xD
      He wants to die because there is nothing to live for in this loop. He even said that he most likely can’t fulfill his deepest wish so he put all his trust to Subaru and his ability to rewind.

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  9. Thanks a lot Chicken!

    I really don’t know what to think of Roswaal. We know not to trust him at this point, but what should Subaru do with him? He can help Subaru defeat the great rabit, but that doesn’t mean he will. Same with any other situation. He’s so frustrating

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  10. AHA! The prophesy hath been fulfilled! The poultry of divinity hath arived upon his foretold location bringing with him the mysterious novel of the webernet that hath commanded our attention for such a long time. We look forward to your next delivery.

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  11. Where and what i think could use editing:

    “The reason Roswaal skewered Ram along with Garfiel was because he wasn’t confident facing Garfiel in direct combat.” — Could place “in” between “confident facing”.

    “A small flame rose up, setting the corner of the forest where Roswaal was looking alight.” — Could change this to


    “A small flame rose up, setting alight a/the corner of the forest where/that Roswaal was looking (at) / concentrating on [since he can pinpoint his magic]”

    “The swarm of white rabbits completely covered over Roswaal’s body.” — I don’t think “over” is even needed.

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    1. I don’t think so. He plainly said that all deaths can be reversed, so I didn’t matter for him who he kills. Besides, Ros didn’t know of the Rabbits, he just made it snow, thus bringing the final countdown.

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    1. It’s very possible, but her sacrifice was, in his state, necessary to counter Garf. He may have a slightly skewed conscience when it comes to his servants, including [] to fulfill Beatrice’s wish to die. However, he knows full well that the maids at the mansion would be caught in the spider’s web. I can’t help but think that he only cares about the fulfillment of his own wish, which hinges on Subaru’s power.

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      1. Wait wait wait. Is it confirmed that []? Oh nooo I think I missed that part… 😥
        Please send me the link to that part. Thanks 😀

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  12. ~Aaaaah chickens~Samas posts always bring me such joy. ❤
    Thank you so very much chicken~dono!
    ~My week is never finished when in deprive of a gruesome death and more twists and turns than any sane person should expect.

    Man I miss Rem. xD
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  13. hmm, I guess he offered Subaru advice since the other Roswaals aren’t him, it isn’t his consciousness. He doesn’t care about anyone else other than himself, but if he already knew his end was inevitable, he would help briefly. Isn’t his goal just to murder the dragon?

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    1. The Dragon only related to his true goal because he is in the way. But he wouldn’t be able even meet with it without having Subaru help forfil a condition, but he needs Subaru to be certain mindset for that.

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    2. The dragon sealed dona’s soul in case satella emerges back to the world. I assume that if the dragon is killed, roschi will be able to get to revive dona. Not sure if that is really going to work. But my opinion will be like this typical story, where -even if the caster is dead, the magic won’t stop- or so.

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      1. In my opinion the story might be to revive Satella and then that would force the dragon to release the seal on Dona so she can help take down Satella.

        Him wanting to kill the dragon is because who wouldn’t want to the murder the bastard that seal someone you worship away.

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  14. Roswaal’s consciousness from this loop won’t be applied to the Roswaal in the next loop…But Roswaal’s gospel probably tells him that subaru reset time…Cool. Hey Drek! Checking the live draft I see? Such devotion.

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  15. Make no mistake, Roswaal is a terrible person. He is willing to sacrifice everything, including Emilia and Ram, to achieve his goal. What’s not clear here is if he is trying to guide Subaru based on the future the Gospel is foretelling. Roswaal knows that Subaru can rewind to set a path in motion opposite of the calamity foretold, so his bits of advice and info that Subaru probes for in each route are, in my opinion, a push for Subaru in the right direction. After all, his survival also hangs in the balance.

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