Overlord Light Novel Volume 13 Chapter 1 Part 8

“Very good! Then let’s begin! Open the gate!”
「很好!那就开始吧!把门升起来!」

The portcullis began to rise as Remedios shouted. The advancing demihumans were shaken, and their movements slowed down. The defenders were opening the gate of their own accord — optimists might consider it a surrender, but realists would think of it as a trap.
配合着蕾梅蒂欧丝的怒鸣声,落下的铁栅栏向上抬升。前进中的亚人们的动作因动摇而变的迟缓。竟然自己把门打开了——乐观主义者会认为这是投降吧,现实主义者则会判断这是陷阱。

Remedios laughed.
蕾梅蒂欧丝笑道。

“You filthy demihumans! I’ll skin you and wipe my ass with your hides!”
「你们这群肮脏的亚人!我定要将你们的毛皮剥下来,当成擦屁股的厕纸!」

After being taunted by a feeble human, the frustrated demihumans broke into a charge.
被弱小的人类挑衅,为此焦躁的亚人们立刻发起了冲锋。

Remedios turned and ran. She planted both hands on the militiamen’s shields and vaulted over them.
蕾梅蒂欧丝转身逃去。双手撑在民兵的盾上,像跳箱那样的翻了过去。

The demihumans continued their charge, and several of them fell down as they approached the gate.
亚人们就那样维持着突进,而就在它们穿越门附近的地方时,有几名亚人就这样摔倒了。

Large quantities of oil had been poured there, and only two outcomes awaited those who fell during the charge. Either they would pull down those behind them, or they would be trampled flat instead.
在那个位置上有着大量的油,在冲锋过程中摔倒的话,结果只有两种。将后面的人牵连进来,或者被后面冲上来的人踩扁。

Unfortunately, the big-framed demihumans like the Ogres did not fall, and they made it into the city. The horse-like demihumans slipped and fell, which slowed them down.
可惜像食人魔那样大个子的亚人们没有摔倒,入侵到了城市中。像马一样的亚人们,则因摔倒速度变慢了的样子。

A large demihuman’s charge ought to be on par with a collision from a warhorse. However, if they could not sustain it, then all bets were off.
大型亚人们的冲锋应该能和军马的一次冲撞相匹敌吧。但是,如果不能坚持下来的话,这一切就得推翻重来了。

The Ogres continued charging even though their pacing was messed up. They swung their large mauls back and forth, but spears were longer in comparison, and they impaled several Ogres who had failed to properly judge the distance. Unfortunately, the Ogres were not fragile enough to be killed by that.
就算脚步被打乱,食人魔们也还是在冲锋着。来回挥舞着手中的大型木槌。但是,相比之下枪要来的更长,有好几只无法掌握距离感的食人魔被枪刺到了。可是,食人魔还没有柔弱到这种程度就会死的地步。

“Now! Throw them!”
「就是现在!丢出去!」

In accordance with Remedios’ instructions, firebombs flew over the heads of the militiamen, and the sounds of pottery smashing could be heard near the gate as an inferno sprang up. The demihumans around the gate were surrounded by a great fire.
听从蕾梅蒂欧丝的指示,火焰壶飞过民兵的头顶,在门附近响起瓶子碎裂声的同时吹起了业火,停留在门附近的亚人们被大火包围。

The demihumans should have predicted something like this, but Remedios was certain that the fires were far beyond what they had expected. That was because both the oil on the ground and the oil on their bodies had ignited at once.
亚人们也应该预测到了吧,吹起的火焰强度远远超乎了他们想象,蕾梅蒂欧丝这样确信着。这是由于洒在地面上的油和淋在他们的身上的油,同时被点燃的缘故。

The Ogres facing the shieldbearers began to falter.
和盾兵队对峙着的食人魔间也产生了动摇。

It was only to be expected, considering there was a blazing fire behind them.
在背后正发生着火灾,会这样也是理所当然的。

While they had thicker skin than a human being, that did not mean they could not be burned.
就算拥有比人类更厚的皮肤,也不意味着就不会被烧伤。

Wails and cries rose from the vicinity of the gate. However, not many of them had lost the capacity to fight despite being enveloped by a fire of that intensity. Perhaps one had to hand it to the great vitality of demihumans.
门附近回响着怒嚎和悲鸣。可是,该说真不愧是生命力旺盛的亚人吗,被这种程度的火势包围住,失去战斗力的人却不是很多的样子。

Those demihumans only had two options. They could advance or retreat.
那样的亚人们能够选择的行动只有两种,前进或者后退。

Black smoke blocked their lines of sight. Thus, they were robbed of all other options. While many demihumans could see in the dark, that ability did not allow them to see through smoke.
黑烟挡住了视线,所以除此之外的选择都被夺走了。虽然在黑暗中也能看清的亚人种族有很多,但是那份视力在烟雾中却看不见。

Nobody could act calmly while they could not see, were suffering from the smoke and when they were being burned by the flames.
视野被封锁,被火焰灼烧,没有人能一边受烟雾折磨,一遍冷静的行动。

Retreating was very difficult given the circumstances. That was because others were following closely behind them in order to storm the city. In fact, the demihumans outside the gate were stymied by the fire, but they could not know that given that smoke surrounded everything.
这种情况下很难后退。因为后续想要从这扇门入侵都市的人也蜂拥而至。实际上门外的亚人也因火势而踌躇着驻足不前,但在被烟雾包围的先如今,他们对此浑然不知。

Therefore, the demihumans chose to advance.
因此,亚人们选择了前进。

That was exactly as Remedios had predicted.
这和蕾梅蒂欧丝判断如出一辙。

The demihumans attempted an assault, banking on their powerful bodies to carry the day. However–
亚人们凭借着这幅强韧的身体,开始试了强硬的进攻。然而——

–The shieldbearers’ third drill consisted of maintaining their shield wall even when surrounded by billowing black smoke.
——盾兵队的第三项训练。其内容就是即使身处在喷出黑烟的环境中,依然维持构筑着盾壁阵型。

“Spearmen! Pull!”
「枪兵队!收!」

The spears retreated as one–
一齐将枪收到后面——

“Spearmen! Thrust!”
「枪兵队!刺!」

–And the hard shafts thrust out in unison.
一齐将枪刺出。

The demihumans gave voice to savage howls, thinking only of getting out of the smoke, and it was under these circumstances where defense and evasion were very difficult that they ran into the spear line. However, a commoner’s strength would be hard-pressed to impale a demihuman’s body. This was particularly true of the hand-picked demihumans who were intended to break through the gate in a frontal assault.
伴随着狰狞的吼声,只顾冲出烟雾,防御和回避都变得极为困难状态下的亚人撞上了枪阵。只是,以平民们的力量很难将亚人的身体一击贯穿。特别是对从门的正面攻破,被挑选出来的亚人们来说就更是如此了。

However, that was no problem.
不过,就算是这样也无妨。

Remedios did not think that the first wave of attacks would bring down anything.
靠一波攻击就能打倒对方什么的,蕾梅蒂欧丝也没有这么想过。

As long as the shieldbearers were in place, the spearmen could attack over and over again.
只要盾兵队依然健在,不管多少次我方都能反复攻击。

“Pull — thrust!”
「收——刺!」

As she repeated the order, Remedios jumped over the shields in the reverse of her previous actions and cut down the demihumans in the places where the spears could not reach.
再重复这个命令的同时,蕾梅蒂欧丝自身也一反刚才的态势,跨越盾牌,在枪够不到的地方斩杀着亚人们。

Black smoke filled her eyes and throat, but she did not have the time to worry about that. There were very few demihumans who had made it through the oil and the portcullis, about 50 at the most.
黑烟浸入到眼睛和喉咙中,可是,没有在意这些的时间。从落下的铁门——撒油的地方被引到这边的亚人数量很少。最多也就不到五十名吧。

First she would kill them all and weaken the enemy’s willingness to fight. Since they were part of the vanguard, they must surely be highly-motivated elite troops. Wiping them out would be more effective than killing mooks.
首先将他们全部干掉,削减敌人的战意。因为是打头阵的部队,所以毫无疑问一定是气势很高的精锐。如果能够扫荡他们的话,相比消灭杂鱼应该有更强的影响力。

Remedios’ breathing was calm and unhurried as she killed one enemy after the other.
蕾梅蒂欧丝的气息一丝不乱,将敌人一个接着一个的斩杀。

Large demihumans like Ogres could not bring their full abilities to bear in a pitched melee.
像食人魔一般的大型亚人在这样的混战中无法发挥出自己的能力。

The holy sword roamed everywhere without restraint.
圣剑却能够无拘无束的纵横驰骋着。

Eventually, the shapes of the demihumans vanished from her tearstained vision. However, she could still hear a large force of demihumans on the other side of the smoke. They might have been in the middle of reforming their lines.
不久,亚人的影子就消失在了视野中。但是在烟雾的对面还能听到大量的亚人骚动的声音。说不定正在整顿战斗队列。

As Remedios slowly backed away, the silhouettes of several demihumans came into view.
在慢慢后退的蕾梅蒂欧丝对面的黑烟中,出现了数道亚人的身影。

“Captain! Come back here!”
「团长!回到这边来!」

Her subordinate paladin shouted to her as she cast 「Under Divine Flag」.
部下的圣骑士发动了<在神的旗帜下>这么喊道。

However, Remedios did not retreat. Her instincts were telling her something.
可是蕾梅蒂欧丝没有后退,她用直感感觉到了什么。

As the smoke thinned, she could sense three demihumans slowly approaching her, and shortly after that, her hunch was proved right.
在渐渐变薄的黑烟中,她感觉到有三只亚人正慢慢地向着这边走来,接着她确信了自己的想法并没有出错。

One of them was a warrior with the upper body of a beast and the lower body of a carnivore.
一名是拥有着野兽的上半身和食肉动物的下半身的战士。

One of them was a four-armed demihuman woman.
一名是有着四条手臂的女性亚人。

And the last was a simian demihuman who was festooned in golden accessories.
然后最后是身着许多黄金器具,有着纯白色长毛的如猿猴一般的亚人。

Remedios had originally planned to kill tens of thousands of demihumans by herself here, and she was very confident of doing so. However, she now sensed that fighting these three demihumans at once was extremely dangerous.
蕾梅蒂欧丝本打算在这里一个人斩杀数万亚人,并且也有着十足的胜算。但现在她感觉到要同时以这三只亚人为对手战斗是极其危险的。

There were only three of them. While she could not make them out due to the smoke, she could tell they were brimming with confidence, given their unhurried pace. Even their fellow demihumans seemed to have handed their task over to those three, unwilling to come any closer.
只有三只。虽然因为有烟雾还看不清楚,但是从他们从容不迫地接近着的脚步中,看得出充满了确切的自信。就连身为同伴的其他亚人们,好像也打算完全交给了他们三只似得,没有要靠近一步的意思。

…They’re strong. I don’t know if I can beat them even if it’s a one-on-one fight… or can I? I’ve got no chance if it’s three-on-one.
(……很强。就算一对一也不知道赢不赢的了……吗?三对一的话可以说是胜算皆无了啊)

Remedios’ instincts screamed at her to flee rather than take these three on at the same time. But how should she escape? She had no idea. In contrast, if she beat those demihumans, it would amount to a flawless victory for this theater of combat.
蕾梅蒂欧丝的直觉在喊着,与其同时以这三人为对手,还是逃走比较好。可是要如何边战边逃呢?想不出答案。相反,如果能过赢过这几只亚人们取得胜利,那么也就相当于获得了这场局部战役的完全胜利了吧。

Remedios gripped her holy sword tightly, and spoke without looking back.
蕾梅蒂欧丝紧握着圣剑,没有回头的说道。

“…Paladin Sabicus, Paladin Esteban.”
「……圣骑士萨菲卡斯,圣骑士艾斯特邦」

Both of them replied with a “yes!” and from the sounds they made, she judged that they had come to her side.
二人做出了「是!」的答复,能从声音中判断他们从民兵中挤出、来到了自己的身边。

“Until I kill one of them, can you two pin the other two down?”
「你们两个,在我干掉其中一只前,能把另外两只压制住吗?」

The two of them replied in unison: “Leave it to us!”
二人一同回答道「请交给我们!」

Remedios’ instincts told her that she was being unreasonable. They might be able to buy a few minutes for starters. But how about sending more people to take the demihumans on?
蕾梅蒂欧丝的直感在低语道,这是在强人所难。总之先争取几分钟吧。那么派出比对手数量更多的人又如何呢。

No. Remedios shook her head,
不,蕾梅蒂欧丝摇了摇头。

Her opponents were a mere three people, who had entered the fray by themselves. Clearly they were confident in their own abilities and wanted to show off their strength. Enemies like those would surely accept a one-on-one challenge. Such was the arrogance of the mighty.
这三个亚人既然单独前来,就肯定都是自信满满地想要展示自我的家伙,这样的人一般都会接受一对一的挑战。这就是所谓的强者的骄傲吧。

In addition, such arrogant beings typically took pleasure in making the weak suffer. They would take the extra time to torment their victims even if they could have finished them off in a matter of seconds. With that faint hope in mind, she decided on a three-on-three.
而且怀着这种骄傲的家伙大多都喜欢欺凌弱者,明明几秒就可以解决的对手也要花时间折磨一番。怀着这样一丝希望,那就来三组一对一吧。

“Paladins, if the two who stepped up are defeated, continue fighting them one-on-one. The order goes: Sabicus, Esteban, Franco, Galban and so on.”
「圣骑士们啊,如果先行出战的两人被打倒的话,你们就继续挑战他们。按照萨菲卡斯,艾斯特邦,弗兰克,卡尔伯尔尼的顺序一个一个上」

They were abandoning their advantage in numbers to buy time. Simply put, she was ordering everyone to kill themselves. However, the paladins did not hesitate for a moment when they received those orders.
这是为了争取时间而放弃人数优势,甚至基本是让大家去送死的命令。然而对于这种命令,圣骑士们也毫不犹豫地接受了。

This was what it meant to be a paladin.
这就是圣骑士。

This was what it meant to embody justice.
这就是正义的代表者。

This is what it means to sacrifice yourself for others.
(这就是舍己为人的信念)

This was probably the last time they would be seen alive and unscathed. Even so, Remedios did not take her eyes from the three demihumans for even a moment. She did not want to miss any chances to glean information from them.
这大概就是他们在这世上留下的最后的神态了吧。但即便如此,蕾梅蒂欧丝也始终没有将目光从三个亚人身上移开。她不想错过任何一点能从他们身上得到情报的机会。

I don’t have a clear picture of what’s going on, but the first two demihumans look like skilled fighters. Perhaps that ape-like demihuman is a monk. That four-arms looks like a magic caster. Or is it something else?
(虽然具体情况还不得而知,但首先那两个亚人确实有战士的力量。那个像猴子的亚人有可能是武僧。四条手臂那个应该先视为魔法咏唱者吧,还是说有什么别的力量呢?)

There was nothing to fear when dueling demihumans who relied on brute strength alone, but demihumans who had been trained were truly frightening. If they had received warrior training, then they could stack their training and their natural physical abilities to become exceptional individuals who could surpass even veteran warriors of the Holy Kingdom. In truth, the opponent who had given Remedios her hardest fight — Jaldabaoth aside — was such an entity.
单凭蛮力前来挑战的亚人并不恐怖,恐怖的是经过训练之后的亚人。如果接受了战士的训练,哪怕训练程度不高,也会凭借其天生的身体能力成为实力在圣王国久经沙场的战士之上的强手。实际上让蕾梅蒂欧丝负伤最重的敌人——除了亚达巴沃之外——就是这样一个对手。

She recalled the blow that had plunged into her womb. That was why she paid attention when fighting demihumans and heeded the warnings of her instincts on top of that.
那贯穿腹部的一击至今让她记忆犹新。正因如此,与亚人战斗时她都会稍稍注意,并用直觉加以提防。

…Spellcasting demihumans are the biggest problem. It’ll be bad if they can fly through the air.
(……能够使用魔法的亚人总是最麻烦的。要是飞上天就不妙了)

While Remedios could use her armor’s abilities to fly for short periods of time, she would not have her full range of movement while in flight. Ascending, descending and turning were all very exhausting, and she would not be able to use her usual fighting style. If her opponent could cast
「Fly」, she might never be able to reach them with her attacks. While she possessed martial arts which allowed her to make ranged sword attacks, it would be difficult to win quickly when one took into account the fact that their effectiveness was a great deal lower.
虽说蕾梅蒂欧丝也能凭借铠甲的能力短时间在空中飞翔,但并不能自由自在地活动。上升,下降或者转弯都很费力,而且一般的作战方式这时候也行不通了。如果对手能够使用<飞行>的话,自己的攻击就可能一直无法触及对方。虽然也有远距离的武技,但是考虑到威力的衰减之类的因素,要在短时间内取胜非常困难。

The three demihumans entered through the gate, and then stopped.
三个亚人来到门内侧之后就停下了脚步。

“–To think we’d have to join forces for a puny human.”
「——没想到我等居然得为了区区人类而不得不联手、啊?」
She could not make the three demihumans out clearly through the smoke, but their relaxed tone had reached her.
亚人们的身影在烟雾的笼罩之下尚未能看清,但是那满不在乎的话语已经传了过来。

The hand gripping the holy sword beaded with sweat, and a bitter taste spread over her tongue, something that only happened when danger drew close.
蕾梅蒂欧丝握着圣剑的手心沁出了汗水,舌头上一股感知危险迫近的特有苦味扩散开来。

She could keenly feel her opponents’ approach.
可以很清楚的感觉到对方正向这边走来。

The beast and the ape were the cream of the crop. While she was not sure about the four-armed one, the fact that she could stand by their side meant that she must have a certain degree of power. In other words, these three demihumans were all on Remedios’ level.
兽人和猿猴绝对是强者中的强者,四只手的虽然看不出来,但既然能站在他们身边也一定有同等的实力。也就是这三个亚人都有能与蕾梅蒂欧丝不相上下。

“This smoke’s getting in the way. What a pain in the ass.”
「这烟真是碍事啊,真是烦得要死」

A strong wind blew the remaining smoke away with a whoosh.
大风轰的一声把剩余的烟雾吹散了。

The demihumans’ forms were revealed. Standing at their head was a gigantic, axe-wielding demihuman.
亚人们的身影显现了出来。站在最前面是手持战斧的巨大亚人。

“Zoastia!” Paladin Esteban exclaimed.
「果然是兽身四脚兽[Zoastia]!」

Remedios was somewhat baffled. Zoostia? she thought. Was that the demihuman’s name?
圣骑士艾斯特邦喊出了声。蕾梅蒂欧丝有些困惑,Zoastia是什么?这个亚人的名字吗?

“Hmm… well, it makes sense that you’d know of me,” the beastman said with an evil grin on his face. “In that case, I’ll spare you on account of your learning, so that more people will hear of my strength.”
「喔……知道也不奇怪嘛」兽人的脸上浮现出笑容。「那么看在你的博学上就放你一马吧,就算为了让更多人知道我的强大吧」

“Heeheehee, Vijar-dono. Jaldabaoth-sama will get angry if you take matters into your own hands like that. At the very least, have him drop his weapon and take him prisoner.”
「嘿嘿嘿,威贾阁下。你这样乱搞的话会被亚达巴沃大人会发怒的哦,至少让他放下武器成为俘虏才行吧」

The entity addressing the Zoastia was the ape-like demihuman.
猿猴一般的亚人对兽身四足兽说道。

Thoroughly confused, Remedios turned to the people around her, a question mark floating above her head.
一头雾水的蕾梅蒂欧丝满头问号的询问着周围的人。

“Zoastia? Vijar? Vijar Zoostia? Zoostia Vijar?”
「Zoastia?威贾?威贾·佐斯提亚?佐斯提亚·威贾?」

While she was simply asking the names of the opposition, Vijar did not realize that and so he laughed in delight.
这不过是在询问对方究竟叫什么名字而已,但是威贾本人却没怎么领会其含义,很高兴地笑了起来。

“Kuhahahaha! You’re calling me that because you’ve concluded that I’m the leader of our race? You humans have good taste!”
「哇哈哈哈哈!这称呼是认为我是我们种族的领袖吗?你们人类还真是挺有眼光的嘛!」

“She’s just being polite, Vijar-dono,” the four-armed demihuman behind Vijar said in a mocking tone.
「外交辞令而已,威贾阁下」
左后方四只手的亚人带着嘲笑的口气说道。

“That, that’s right, it’s just a courtesy, Vijar!”
「没、没错。我不过是在说外交辞令而已,威贾!」

It was only then that Remedios realised she had made a mistake about his species’ name.
蕾梅蒂欧丝这才明白自己搞错了的是对方的种族名。

Right after that, the demihuman called Vijar twisted his face in displeasure.
被称为威贾的亚人不愉快的歪过头。

“Hm, and I even asked Jaldabaoth-sama for permission to spare anyone who pleased me. Don’t regret it.”
「嗯,我还向那位大人请求要是有能让我高兴的家伙就饶他一命呢,你可别后悔啊」

“Who’s going to regret it? You can regret fighting us in the afterlife!”
「还不知道谁会后悔呢,你就在那个世界后悔与我们战斗吧」

“Heeheehee, what a spirited girl you are… you are a girl, right? I can’t tell the ages of other species…”
「嘻嘻嘻,真是个有活力的小姑娘,……应该是小姑娘的年龄吧?我并不懂其他种族的年龄啊……」

“It doesn’t matter, that ought to be it.”
「怎么都行啦,大概没错吧」

The demihumans were probably being very serious. This was simply the difference between their species.
亚人们这就算是很认真了,种族的不同大概就是这样吧。

”Now then, human girl, I shall introduce ourselves. I am Halisha Ankara. This is Vijar Lajandara, who needs no introduction. And last of all is Nasrene Bert Kyuru-dono.”
「那么人类的小姑娘啊,就让我自我介绍一下。我叫做哈利夏·安卡拉。这位可能已经不需要介绍了吧,威贾·拉蒋达拉阁下。然后最后是这位纳斯蕾涅·贝鲁特·裘露阁下」
「那么人类的小姑娘啊。就让老夫做个自我介绍吧。老夫名叫哈利夏·安卡拉。那边那位大概不需要介绍了,是威贾·拉蒋达拉阁下。接着最后这位是纳丝蕾涅·贝鲁特·裘露阁下」

“Those names! Aren’t they the White Elder and Iceflame Thunder!?” Paladin Sabicus exclaimed.
「那个名字!是白老还有冰炎雷吗!」
圣骑士萨比卡斯发出惊呼。

“Kukukukuku. Even the humans know our names. The fledgling, on the other hand–”
「呼呼呼,老夫们的名字连人类都知道了啊。小毛头则──」

“–Human. Do I not have a title like that?”
「──人类。我没有那样的外号吗?」

“I’ve never heard of the name Vijar Lajandala. However, there’s an axe-wielding Zoastia like you who’s quite famous. It’s the Demon Claw, Demon Claw, Vaju Sandiknara.”
「我没有听说过威贾·拉蒋达拉这个名字。不过和你一样拿着战斧的兽身四脚兽之中倒是有个很有名。是魔爪,魔爪威祖·桑迪克纳拉」

“That was my old man,” Vijar snorted. “I’m the heir to the title of Demon Claw, Vijar Lajandala. I’ll make sure you think of my name when you hear the words Demon Claw.”
「那个是我老爹」威贾哼了一声。「我是魔爪的继承人威贾·拉蒋达拉。得让你们一听到魔爪就会想起我的名字才行啊」

“Heeheehee. We’ll leave the human general to you then, Vijar-dono.”
「嘻嘻嘻。那么人类的老大就交给威贾阁下吧」

“So be it. It’s hard enough that you’ve been forced to come right up to your opponents instead of using spells from a distance. Frankly speaking, I was planning to fight them all by myself.”
「那就这样吧。都强行让你不从老远的地方放魔法而是出现在对手的前面了,这种程度的话。──老实说,我是想一个人与全员交手的」

“Heeheehee. We were ordered to work together, you know?”
「嘻嘻嘻。互相合作处理工作可是命令喔」

“So you’re having trouble because you’re getting on in years?”
「上了年纪就是麻烦吧?那样也没关系喔?」

“Tch!”
「啧!」

The four-armed demihuman (Nasrene) who had clicked her tongue turned and gave Vijar a scary look. In truth, it felt like they might start killing each other at any moment if they were left unchecked.
啧嘴的四只手亚人摆出一脸可怕的样子瞪着威贾。这股敌意老实说甚至让人觉得、若是就这样放着不管的话,它们会不会就那样自己互相残杀起来了。

“Still, I’m really alright doing this by myself…” Vijar stared at Remedios. “But let’s hear your name before that. While it’s a pain to have to listen to some mook name themselves, that sword of yours looks pretty good.”
「那么,我是真的一个人也关系啦不过──」威贾盯着蕾梅迪奥丝「在那之前先听听你的名字吧。虽然要听个杂兵的名字也是没办法的事,但我看妳的剑倒是把不错的利器」

“Remedios Custodio.”
「蕾梅迪奥丝·卡斯托迪奥」

Vijar and Halisha’s expressions changed, but in different ways.
威贾和哈利夏的表情都变了,但各自的意义却不同。

Vijar was smiling at the thought of taking a strong foe’s blood, while Halisha was surprised.
威贾是对渴求强敌之血的笑容,而哈利夏是惊讶。

Nasrene, on the other hand, remained unmoved.
纳丝蕾涅的表情则毫无变化。

“So you’re the one, huh? You’re Remedios Custodio? They say you’re the strongest paladin in this country. Excellent. If I kill you, I’ll become famous. I’ll be the Zoastia who defeated the strongest paladin in the Holy Kingdom. The new successor to the title of Demon Claw!”
「就是妳啊?妳就是,蕾梅迪奥丝·卡斯托迪奥?人称这个国家最强的圣骑士。哈哈!这可真不错。杀了妳的话,我的大名就能广为人知了吧。作为魔爪之名的新继承者,打倒圣王国最强圣骑士的兽身四脚兽。」

“Hmph. In that case, that must be the holy sword, right? Say, Vijar-dono, how about letting me face her instead? I’ll have my people sing your praises if you let me take your place.”
「哼嗯。那样的话那一把就是圣剑了吗?吶、威贾阁下,要不要换个对手啊。要是肯跟我换的话,我可以让我的部族的人把你的武勋四处传扬出去喔?」

Both demihumans reacted immediately to Nasrene’s words.
两匹亚人瞬时对纳丝蕾涅的话起了反应。

“Heeheehee. So you’re planning to hand it over and then ask Jaldabaoth for a child?”
「嘻嘻嘻。将那个交出去,以此来向亚达巴沃大人恳求孩子,是这么打算的吗?」

“Hmph, we’ve decided that I’ll deal with her. There’s no need for you to do anything.”
「哼,都决定好是我来应付了吧。没有你出场的份」

“–Begging to be bred by a demon? You make me sick.”
「──恳求恶魔的子嗣吗?真是令人作呕」

Remedios had no choice but to blurt out what she really thought after hearing that exchange, and Nasrene turned an irritated look to Remedios.
听到了无法置之不理的台词,蕾梅迪奥丝直白的说出内心所想后,纳丝蕾涅对着蕾梅迪奥丝露出了真是受不了的表情。

“So you don’t even understand what it means to bear the child of the supreme ruler… humans truly are moronic creatures.”
「无法理解怀上绝对统治者的孩子是多么有价值的事……人类真是低能的生物呢」

“Even Jaldabaoth-sama would lavish care on the species of his offspring, no? When you think about it, there’s a lot of advantages to being a woman, huh.”
「就算是那位大人……也会对产下自己小孩的种族多加照顾的吧。这样想的话,女的还真占便宜」

“Oh yes. And if the father’s excellent blood can be passed down, the child that’s born might come close to — no.” Vijar puffed up her chest. “Might even be able to bear children that surpass their father — hm? Though you could consider me an exception too.”
「嗯。而且要是能继承到优秀父亲的血脉的话,生下来的小孩也不会差到——不」威贾提起胸膛「也能够生下超越父亲的优秀小孩吧——嗯?或许也可以说我是例外吗」

These three demihumans did not act like they were feeling threatened despite being on the battlefield.
虽然是在战场上,这三匹亚人却全然不像是有危机感的样子。

Remedios began to boil with anger as she watched them chatter idly.
看到他们轻松聊天的样子,蕾梅迪奥丝开始燃起滚滚怒火。

“How dare you demihumans come here and spout nonsense? There’s no use thinking about a future you won’t have? I’ll crush your stupid dreams here. No, not just you, I mean all of you.”
「一群胡言乱语的亚人,居然在遐想着没可能的未来。我要在这里把你那愚蠢的梦想击溃。不,不只你而已,你们三只都是」

“Heeheehee. Oooh, I’m soooooo scared.”
「嘻嘻嘻。好可怕,好可怕」

While Halisha looked like he was flailing his arms and legs around in panic, he was not actually afraid. That was because he was confident of victory even against an opponent like Remedios. It only served to displease Remedios even further.
虽然哈利夏手忙脚乱的样子,却一点也没在害怕。这是因为即使对上蕾梅迪奥丝也有胜利的自信才会这样的。正因为这样,这让蕾梅迪奥丝更加不快。

Remedios shouted an order to the paladins, loud enough for the demihumans to hear.
蕾梅迪奥丝对圣骑士们大声下令,这是为了让亚人们也听得到。

“Listen up. This is a duel. I’ll fight Vijar. As for you–”
「你们听着,要单挑。我和威贾交手,你们就——」

“I’ll take him on,” Sabicus said as he pointed to Halisha. “In that case, I’ll take that one on,” Esteban said as he walked in front of Nasrene.
「那么我来对付他」萨比卡斯朝向哈利夏,「那样的话,我就是这个」埃斯特班挡在纳丝蕾涅前面。

“…Oya? …I’m not a warrior so I’m not too sure, but they’re pretty weak, aren’t they?”
「……喔呀?……我不是战士所以不太清楚,感觉好像要逊色不少呢?」

“Heeheehee… who knows? Best not to be careless, Nasrene-dono.”
「嘻嘻嘻……是真实还是虚伪呢?不要大意比较好喔,纳丝蕾涅阁下」

Remedios picked up Vijar snorting at her, and she roared, “Here I come!” He must have sensed that those paladins were weak. No good would come of letting him mention it.
感到威贾用鼻子发出笑声,蕾梅迪奥丝怒吼着「我要上了!」肯定是看出来那两名圣骑士很弱的这件事了吧。如果让他说出来的话肯定只有坏处。

The first strike was key. The militiamen were watching her from behind with bated breath; not only would it wipe away their unease, it would also let her opponent know that he was facing a worthy opponent. For these reasons, she had to make an unreserved blow with all of her might.
最初的一击是关键。包括消除后方屏息观看的民兵的不安这点在内,还有让对手知道自己是强者的意义上,都有必要打出不考虑步调分配的全力一击。

Remedios hacked down on Vijar, holding the holy sword in one hand.
蕾梅迪奥丝单手持圣剑朝威贾砍去。

In response, Vijar raised his massive battleaxe to intercept her blow.
对此威贾则以巨大的战斧来迎击。

Both sides collided, and the very air shuddered.
双方互相碰撞,空气强烈振动。

She could hear shouts from the militiamen behind her. There was no time to slowly determine if they were cheers or cries of panic. Her full-power blow had been answered by a counterattack of equal force.
听到后面的民兵传来的喧哗声。没有多余的功夫去慢慢分析那是赞叹还是畏惧。浑身的一击受到了同等刚强的回击。

The weapons of both sides were undamaged from that exchange of evenly-matched blows.
放出势均力敌的一击的双方武器都没有损伤。

If someone had brought a mundane weapon to this intense clash, it would probably have been chipped or bent. In other words, Vijar was also wielding an enchanted weapon.
要是用一般的武器来进行这场剧烈冲突的话,大概多少都会出现缺口并且歪掉的吧,也就是说威贾的武器也是魔法武器。

“Kuh!”
「咕!」

“Nuuu!”
「唔!」

Remedios’ next swing grazed Vijar’s upper body, sending forth a spray of blood. However, the battleaxe struck Remedios’ chest at the same time.
蕾梅迪奥丝接下来挥动的一击,划伤了威贾的上半身,血花飞溅出来。但同时战斧也打到了蕾梅迪奥丝的胸部。

While her enchanted armor turned the battleaxe’s keen blade, the impact knocked the wind out of her, and it became hard to breathe.
虽然魔法铠甲防住了战斧的锋刃,但冲击却将肺中的空气一点不剩的打了出去,呼吸变得困难了起来。

In contrast to Remedios — who had been knocked back by the blow — Vijar roared and stepped forward, bringing his battleaxe down on her.
面对由于冲击而被吹飞到后方的蕾梅迪奥丝,威贾吼叫着迈步,挥动战斧大力劈下。

She did not have enough oxygen to counterattack. Remedios raised her holy sword high and gracefully deflected the battleaxe’s force. That hair-rising strike missed her by a few millimeters and slammed into the ground. So powerful was the hit that for a moment it felt like she was floating.
要进行回击的氧气不够。蕾梅迪奥丝将圣剑高举过顶,优雅的架开化解了战斧的力道。让人起鸡皮疙瘩的一闪穿过身旁的数公分处,敲落在大地上。那冲击的力道几乎让人觉得自己一瞬间浮在空中。

Remedios turned to face Vijar — now defenseless because his battleaxe was buried in the ground — and lunged in with her holy sword.
对着威贾因为战斧敲落在地面上而变得毫无防备的脸,蕾梅迪奥丝用圣剑突进。

“「Strong Strike」!”
「<刚击>!!」

“「Fortress」!”
「<要塞>!!」

Having judged that he did not have the time to extricate a heavy weapon like his battleaxe, Vijar took one hand off its hilt and used it as a shield,
判断没有时间拿起战斧这样的重型武器,威贾单手放开斧柄化成盾牌。

Vijar’s right arm spurted fresh blood.
威贾的右上臂迸出鲜血。

However, the Holy Sword did not reach Vijar’s face. There were two reasons for that.
但是圣剑并没有碰到威贾的脸。理由有两个。

The first was because he had used a defensive martial art. The other was because Remedios’ arm was numbed and could not exert her full force.
一个是发动了防御系的武技。另一个是蕾梅迪奥丝**的手无法使出全力斩击。

In that case, she would simply force the holy sword that had already penetrated deeper in — and then the intense pain racing up from Remedios’s leg froze her briefly in place.
那样的话,就这样把突刺进去的圣剑推过——脚上传来剧痛让蕾梅迪奥丝的动作瞬间僵硬。

The source of the pain was Vijar’s lower body; the forelimbs of his bestial body had swept across Remedios’s legs. Her greaves protected her from most of his razor-sharp claws, but one of them had still managed to slice her leg apart.
疼痛的原因是威贾的下半身,野兽身体的前足横扫了蕾梅迪奥丝的脚。足甲弹开了大部分的锐爪,但那其中的一根还是切开了蕾梅迪奥丝的脚。

At that moment, the battleaxe was pulled free and raised up.
此时战斧已经被举了起来。

Remedios took a step towards Vijar to keep the battleaxe from moving. Just moving her leg filled her with agony.
为了不让战斧挥动,蕾梅迪奥丝朝着威贾踏前一步。脚一动就传来剧痛。

“「Strong Strike」!”
「<刚击>!」

“「Power Claw」!”
「<刚爪>!」

As the holy sword stabbed in, Vijar deftly deflected it with his battleaxe.
威贾巧妙的用战斧防住了突击过来的圣剑。

In response, Remedios took control of the holy sword as it bounced away and guided it into a slash over a strengthened animal forelimb.
另一方面,蕾梅迪奥丝就这样用被弹开的圣剑横扫过被强化了的兽前足。

If Vijar backed off, Remedios would advance to close the distance between them.
威贾往后退的话,蕾梅迪奥丝就为了把距离拉得更进而向前跨出。

They went back and forth several times, both sides using martial arts.
进行了几次使用武技的来回攻防。

While neither side had sustained any mortal wounds, each round they fought send blood splashing all around.
虽然双方都避免了致命伤,但每一轮攻防都血花四溅。

Full of confidence, Remedios pressed against her opponent.
蕾梅迪奥丝确信自己压制着对方。

If this keeps up, I’ll win!
(这样下去能赢!)

Delight boiled up in her heart.
心底掀起一阵喜悦。

If she could defeat these three powerful demihumans, she could protect the people here. That way, they would regain their trust in the Holy Kingdom.
把这三匹强劲的亚人打倒的话,就能平安保护住这里的百姓了。那样的话,他们也会再度取回对圣王国的信赖吧。

There’s no need for that undead being to show up!
(没有那个不死者出场的份!)

Simply put, the difference between warriors and paladins was that warriors were offensive frontliners while paladins were defensive frontliners.
战士和圣骑士的差别,简单来讲的话,战士是攻击型的前卫,而圣骑士是防御型的前卫。

While it was hard to express in figures, one could say that a warrior’s attack rating was 11 and his defense was 9, while a paladin’s attack was 8 and his defense was 11. Needless to say, paladins could cast spells, but warriors could learn all sorts of martial arts, so it was impossible to make a simple comparison. Still, this was the easiest way to explain the situation to someone of Retardios’ intelligence.
虽然难以用数值来表现,要说的话,战士是攻击11、防御9的话,而圣骑就是攻击8、防御11吧。不用说,圣骑士是能行使魔法,但战士能够学习各种武技,因此无法单纯的进行比较。但是对于什么都不知道的人来说,这样的说明比较好懂。

If the question was who would be better against a magic caster, the answer would be a paladin. Thanks to the protection of the gods, they boasted superior magic resistance to warriors. Therefore, if Nasrene had been a magic caster on the same level as Remedios, she would not have been much of a threat.
要说对上魔法吟唱者[Magic Caster]谁比较强的话,答案是圣骑士。得到神明加护的他们比起战士对于魔法的抗性更高。因此若是纳丝蕾涅是和蕾梅迪奥丝身处同等领域的魔法魔法吟唱者,威胁性并没有那么高。

Next was Halisha, who was very likely to be a monk-type given his weapons and movements. Monks had the advantage against magic casters or thieves, but the reverse was true against paladins. Therefore, that monkey was hardly a frightening foe.
然后是哈利夏,从装备的武装和动作来看,属于武僧系的可能性很高。武僧对上魔法吟唱者或盗贼的话有利,但对上圣骑士的话则是圣骑士有利。所以那只猴子也不是多可怕的敌人。

Therefore–
正因这样——

If I can beat Vijar, chances are high that I can slaughter all three of them.
(打倒这个威贾的话,能把那三只都杀了的可能性很高)

Between “fighting Vijar after being worn down by previous fighting” and “fighting Vijar while unhurt”, the latter option promised better odds for her. Remedios had challenged Vijar based on that decision. There should not have been anything wrong with that decision. However, she had miscalculated–
从“连战后疲劳的状态下与威贾战斗”和“无伤的状态下和与威贾战斗”中选择的话,后者的胜算更高,这样判断的蕾梅迪奥丝向威贾挑起战斗。这应该并没有任何错误。然而计算错误的是——

“My my. Dead already?”
「喔呀喔呀。已经死了啊?」

“Heeheehee. Same here.”
「嘻嘻嘻。这里也是」

–Because the paladins fighting the other two were far too weak.
——对上另外两只的圣骑士实在太弱了。

“What!?”
「什么!」

Had she overestimated those two paladins, or underestimated the strength of those two demihumans? Or was it both?
对于那两名圣骑士评价过高了吗,或是对那两只亚人的评价过低了吗?又或是,两者都有呢?

“You’re insulting me by taking your eyes off me!”
「敢从我身上移开注意力可是在侮辱我啊!」

Vijar swung furiously at Remedios.
朝着蕾梅迪奥丝挥出带有愤怒的一闪。

“Guwaaargh!”
「呜!」

While she had barely managed to stop that strike, she had still been forced a short distance away. The tide of battle had turned in an instant.
虽然勉强将那一击承受下来,但还是稍微被弹开来,两者间的有利位置瞬间被翻转了过来。

“Remedios, was it… You do know that I am the great Vijar, a being of great power whose name will resound throughout the world? If you don’t put all of your body and soul into it, you’ll die in seconds, you know?”
「是叫蕾梅迪奥丝吧……在你面前的可是将来要名震四方的强者,本大爷威贾啊?不全力以赴的话,几秒就会死的喔?」

Remedios bit her lip as she heard the sounds of the others fighting.
咬着下唇的蕾梅迪奥丝听到了其他的战斗声音。

“Heeheehee. I wonder if this paladin is strong enough?”
「嘻嘻嘻。这次的圣骑士够强吗?」

“…He’s no different from the previous one… well, I can’t really tell since I’m not a warrior.”
「……和刚刚没有什么区别吧……嘛,不是战士的我也不是很懂啦」

“I am Paladin Franco.”
「圣骑士,弗兰克」

“And I am Paladin Galban. I will be your opponent.”
「同样是圣骑士,加尔班,来当你的对手!」

Several seconds after they had spoken, she once again heard the sound of armored men collapsing.
出声后不过数秒的时间,再度响起了穿着金属铠甲的人倒下的声音。

Paladin Franco was a good man. While he was not a very strong paladin, he placed a lot of emphasis on getting along with others and he was well-liked as a result. In truth, he had been assigned here because Gustav trusted him. Remedios knew his character, and so she had given him the task of assigning the militiamen here.
圣骑士弗兰克是个不错的男人。作为圣骑士的实力仍嫌不足,但他注重协调关系,被许多人所喜欢。实际上会被配置在这里也是因为深受古斯塔沃的信赖,蕾梅迪奥丝也知道他的性格,所以才把整合此地民众的任务交给他。

She had heard that Paladin Galban was a newlywed. However, his wife was currently locked up somewhere. He had extinguished his desire to save her and had come to assist Remedios instead, in order to help more people.
圣骑士加尔班,听说他在最近刚结的婚,但是妻子现在不知道被囚禁在哪里。压抑着想要赶紧去救援的心情,为了能帮更多的人而来支援。

These two people — who were too young to die — had been killed.
要丧命还嫌太早的两人都被杀了。

“Distracted again!”
「又分心了啊!」

Vijar roared, and dealt her a blow that was even more ferocious than the previous one. Remedios flung herself towards Vijar, taking the blow on her sword arm, and then she slid her blade — but Vijar nimbly evaded it.
比刚刚还要猛烈的攻击伴随着威贾的咆哮袭击过来。蕾梅迪奥丝自己扑向威贾的怀中,所持手在近处承受住攻击,接着就这样滑动剑——威贾巧妙的闪开。

“Hm. What’s this, some kind of bluff? Or did your body remember that movement because of all your training?”
「嗯。怎么,是幌子吗?还是说因为饱经锻炼,身体已经记住了动作呢」

Vijar growled. He was not wary of a worthy foe, but delighted.
威贾发出野兽般的嘶吼声。这不是在警戒强敌,而是喜悦。

“Hey, fledgling. We’re done here, but you’ve been at it a long time. How about it, need help?”
「小毛头。这里已经结束了,你那里还要拖很久的样子。怎么样,要帮忙吗?」

“You must be kidding. My legend will be tainted if I need your help to kill her. Many people will speak of this if I beat her in a one-on-one.”
「不要开玩笑。要是借了你们的手杀了这家伙,那我的英勇传说可是会有污点的。一对一打赢才能让多数人传开来。

“Vijar-dono’s words are correct. How about this, Nasrene-dono. We’ll destroy the humans’ shields, and then–”
「威贾阁下说的是事实。那么要怎么办好呢,纳丝蕾涅阁下,把在那里的人类盾牌打破,我们先——」

“–As if I’d let you!”
「——岂会让你得逞!」

While she was still confronting Vijar, Remedios took her eyes off him and turned to look at the defenseless pair. However–
蕾梅迪奥丝无视对峙中的威贾,跑向看起来毫无防备的两人。但是——

“You bitch! I told you already, I’m your opponent!”
「你这家伙!都说了我才是你的对手吧!」

Vijar did not allow her to do so. Her defense was full of holes, but he did not swing at her with his battleaxe, instead launching a kick. Remedios took the blow and was sent flying into the shield wall with tremendous force.
但威贾不会允许这种事。虽然满是空隙,却没有用战斧切飞,而是飞踢过去。狠很的吃了一记的蕾梅迪奥丝被吹飞,猛撞上了盾牌的防栅。

She gasped for a moment from the shock of the impact.
一瞬间呼吸因为冲击而紊乱。

“Aiiieeee!”
「咿!」

The militiamen cried out in fear.
民众发出恐怖的悲鸣。

“Focus, human! Fight me seriously!”
「不要分散注意,人类!认真的来打!

Vijar’s shout was followed by the sound of his footsteps. If he swung his long-handled battle-axe, he would smash the shield-wielding civilians far away, creating a gap big enough that returning to formation would be impossible.
随着怒吼而接近的脚步声。要是挥动那把长长的战斧的话,持盾的民众大概会被打飞造成无法弥补的空缺吧。

Even though Remedios had lost her balance, she still took a step forward, lunging at Vijar who was in front of her.
蕾梅迪奥丝即使失去平衡,但还是跨步向前,对迫在眼前的威贾进行突击。

If possible, she would have liked to finish off Vijar with her own strength, That was because of the power that Remedios had hidden to deal with the other two.
若是可以的话,本想要仅用自己的力量来收拾威贾的。那是为了对付剩下的两只蕾梅迪奥丝所密藏起来的力量。

It was a powerful move that the holy sword Safalrisia possessed, which could only be used once a day.
那是圣剑色法尔利希亚所拥有的、一天只能使用一次的大招。

It was a strengthened version of a paladin’s holy strike.
将圣骑士的圣击强化后放出的一击。

It was the most powerful blow that a paladin wielding this sword could unleash.
只有持有这把剑的圣骑士才能使用的最强攻击。

Her instincts told her that it would be best not to do so. However, if she did not immediately defeat Vijar, the other two demihumans would kill more people.
直觉告诉她说还是不要这么做比较好。但要是不立刻打到威贾的话,那两个亚人会让许多民众牺牲。

I– want to protect Calca-sama’s wish–!
(我要——守护卡尔可大人的心愿——!)

“!!”
「————!!」

She cried out without words, ignored her instincts screaming at her, and mentally sent a command to the holy sword. At the same time, she infused her holy strike into the blade and made her move.
发出不成话语的吼叫,掸去响起了警报的直觉,心中对圣剑发出命令。同时将圣击注入,启动招式。

The holy sword glowed with divine radiance, and light extended out to twice the length of the actual blade.
圣剑散发出神圣的光芒,延伸至刀身的两倍。

This light was apparently more dazzling the more evil a being was. In this state, avoiding or blocking this blow would be more difficult. The word “apparently” because it did not seem that bright to Remedios’ eyes.
这道光芒似乎对越是邪恶的存在就越刺眼,要闪躲或防御这种情况下的一击就会变得越是困难。说似乎是因为在蕾梅迪奥丝眼里这光芒并没有那么耀眼的缘故。

Remedios raised her holy sword to the sky, and brought it down.
蕾梅迪奥丝将圣剑举到最高,全力地挥下。

Since Remedios had lost her bearings, predicting the path of the attack seemed very easy, and so Vijar casually prepared to take the blow on his axe and then force her back. However–
毕竟是失去了平衡的蕾梅迪奥丝所发出的斩击,要预测剑的轨道看起来似乎十分容易,威贾随意地准备用战斧接住这下攻击,然后推回去。但是——

“!!”
「————!!」

Following another wordless cry, Remedios continued pressing down with her holy sword where the battleaxe had caught it, and continued forcing it down.
伴随着再次发出的无声怒吼,蕾梅迪奥丝在圣剑被战斧架住的状态,继续使劲往下方压去。

She did not intend to force her sword to strike its target through brute force.
这并不是想靠蛮力让剑能砍到目标。

The reason for this was because the radiance on the sword followed the path of the blade down, passing through the battleaxe and entering Vijar’s body.
要说为什么的话——寄宿在剑上的光芒就像是沿着剑的轨迹向下而去,穿过了战斧,也穿过了威贾的身体。

This was the ultimate technique of the holy sword Safalrisia.
圣剑色法尔利希亚的绝技。

It was a holy wave that ignored defenses and armor.
是无视防御、装甲的神圣波动。

The sturdiest armor, scales and hides meant nothing to it. Since it could even pass through magic weapons, it could not be stopped by weapons or shields, which made it an unavoidable finishing move.
无论是多么坚固的盔甲、鳞片、外皮在它面前都没有意义。因为连魔法武具都能穿透,是想要靠武器或是盾牌来挡住攻击的人所绝对无法回避的必杀技。

Of course, if one did not choose to clash with the blow and was nimble enough to avoid it, they would not be hit by the wave of light. However, there was no way to avoid that blow made with all of Remedios’ speed while one was dazzled by the light.
虽然如果不选择正面硬接,身手足够矫捷能回避掉的话就不会被光芒的波动所命中,但是不可能在被光辉闪耀到视线的状态下还能够躲开蕾梅迪奥丝极速的一击。

As the wave of light blew past like the wind, the holy radiance on the blade vanished as well.
随着光芒的波动如风一般吹过,寄宿在剑身的神圣之光也消失了。

However — Remedios’ eyes went wide.
然而——蕾梅迪奥丝瞪大了双眼。

She had clearly hit her target, but Vijar did not look like he had been badly hurt.
明明是正面命中了目标,威贾看起来却丝毫没有受到沉重打击的样子。

“…Hm, what’s this? What a pretty move… but it hardly hurts at all. Is it just for looks? Though I have to say, it did startle me…”
「……嗯,这是什么?还真是华丽的技能啊……不过几乎完全不痛嘛。只是看着好看用的?虽
然确实是有被吓到就是了……」

Remedios was shocked.
蕾梅迪奥丝不禁愕然。

This guy — he’s not evil-aligned!
(这家伙——竟然不属于邪恶位相!)

This move was more effective the more evil one’s foe was. In contrast, it did little damage to non-evil targets. It did practically nothing to good-aligned people. In other words, the fact that it had hurt Vijar meant that he was not good, but it meant he was certainly not evil.
这个技能对越是邪恶的敌人越能发挥效果。但是反过来对不是邪恶的目标就无法造成多少伤害。对善良的人则和没有攻击力差不多。换言之既然有对威贾造成伤害,就说明他虽然不属于善良,但也一定不是邪恶的。

He made the people suffer! He invaded our country! How can someone like that not be evil!?
(让人民受苦!侵略我们的国家的家伙竟然不是邪恶的吗!)

“Heeheehee. Well, that was quite a spectacular lightshow, Vijar-dono. Are you really unhurt?”
「嘻嘻嘻。真是耀眼的光呐,威贾殿下。你真的没有受伤吗?」

Halisha narrowed his eyes as he questioned Vijar.
哈利夏半眯着眼睛向威贾询问。

“It was so bright… it’s still scorched onto my eyes.”
「真刺眼啊……到现在眼睛还有些眩」

Nasrene grumbled from the side.
纳斯蕾涅则在一边念叨着。

She had made a mistake — she should not have used that move on Vijar after all.
做错了——果然这招不该对威贾用的。

Vijar limbered up his limbs and made sure his body was fine before shrugging. While he seemed defenseless while doing this, Remedios could not find any weaknesses in his defense.
威贾动了动手动了动脚,确认了自己身体没有异样之后耸了耸肩。看上去似乎是毫无防备的动作,但在蕾梅迪奥丝看来,却丝毫没有破绽。

“…A dazzling light? Well, I’m not too sure what that’s all about, but it’s nothing much, right?”
「……耀眼的光?虽然不是很懂,但好像不怎么样吗?」

“…Vijar, I’m kind of surprised. To think you were unharmed by that attack… I might have underestimated you.”
「……威贾,这还真是叫人吃惊。挨了那一下居然毫发无伤……说不定是我小看汝了呐」

“Hah! You get it at last! Hahaha! Alright, human. You did well in standing up to me. If you surrender, I’ll kill you painlessly. How about that?”
「哈!你总算明白啦。哈哈哈!好了人类。作为衬托我的绿叶你已经做得很好了。如果肯投降的话,倒也可以送你痛快上路哦?」

“Don’t make those unfunny jokes! We haven’t settled this yet!”
「收起你那无聊的笑话!还没分出胜负呢!」

Remedios raised her sword and shouted at the three demihumans.
蕾梅迪奥丝架起剑,朝着三只亚人发出怒吼。

Remedios could still fight, like she had said. She placed a hand over her wounds and used her healing abilities. Her pain was carried away by the sensation of warmth.
就像她所说的一样。蕾梅迪奥丝还能继续战斗。她将手覆盖在伤口上发动了治愈的力量。温暖的感触带走了伤痛。

A lot of paladin techniques won’t work on him since he’s not evil… but since the two of them were dazzled by it, I’ll save them for those two instead.
(虽然不是邪恶的话,圣骑士的很多特殊技能都无法奏效……但既然旁边那两只有感到目眩,那么就把技能留给它们好了)

All she had to do was fight Vijar as a pure warrior.
对付威贾只要作为纯战士去战斗就行了。

“Heeheehee. Well then, we’ll leave her to you, Vijar-dono. We’ll be hunting the humans in the rear.”
「嘻嘻嘻。那么威贾殿下,那边就拜托你喽。老夫们就去狩猎后方的人类吧」

“What? You scumbags!”
「什么!卑鄙的家伙!」

All the paladins she had called up were already dead. The militiamen could not possibly stop them.
叫来的圣骑士们已经被全灭了。民兵是不可能对付得了它们的。

“As if I’d let you have your way!”
「怎么可能让你们得逞!」

Remedios backed off and repositioned so she could face the three demihumans at once.
蕾梅迪奥丝一边后退,一边向着能同时对付三只亚人的位置移动。

“It seems you’re ready to take the three of us on at once, but Vijar said he wanted to take care of this.”
「虽然你看起来好像要同时对付我们三个,但威贾说了要由他来呐」

“Heeheehee. Our aim is to wipe out the humans in the city as needed, not to serve as your opponents. Nasrene-dono, may I count on you to wipe out that rabble in the back with your power?”
「嘻嘻嘻。老夫们的目的是适当地扫荡些都市里的人类。不是当你一个人的对手的哟。纳斯蕾涅殿下,用你的力量清除掉后方的家伙们如何?」

“Ah yes…”
「也是呢……」

There were masses of magical power in three of Nasrene’s four hands. One was ice, one was fire, and one was electricity.
纳斯蕾涅的四只手里三只手寄宿了魔法的力量。它们一个是冰、一个是火、一个是雷。

“Dammit!”
「可恶!」

Remedios ran toward the female demihuman–
蕾梅迪奥丝向着女性的亚人奔去——

“I told you just now! I’m your opponent!”
「刚才就说过了吧!你丫的对手是老子我啊!」

–And blocked the battleaxe swung at her with a roar, but she was flung far away.
——用剑接下了伴随着咆哮横挥而来的战斧,被击飞了很大的距离。

At this moment, Remedios realised that she could not deal with Nasrene while fighting Vijar at the same time. While she could have just jumped right to Nasrene’s side, defending against Nasrene’s attacks would leave her open to Vijar.
至此蕾梅迪奥丝也理解了,要在和威贾战斗的同时去对付纳斯蕾涅是绝对不可能的。虽然可以直接跳到纳斯蕾涅那里,但换来的是要防住纳斯蕾涅的攻击的同时,自己也会毫无防备地暴露给威贾。

What do you mean it’s impossible… I won’t accept this! Not being able to do anything is just an excuse!
(不可能什么的……决不承认!做不到什么的只是借口!)

The moans of the Militiamen played on Remedios’ emotions.
民兵的呻吟声令蕾梅迪奥丝的心情激昂起来。

These people had not fled in the face of terror because they believed in her. She could not show them a disgraceful side of herself.
不能让那些因为信赖着自己即使面对恐惧也没有逃跑的人们,看到自己丢脸的样子。

She would not abandon Calca’s ideals — to make a country where nobody would cry.
建立谁都不会哭泣的国家——卡儿可的理想,自己绝不会放弃。

“Militiamen! Fall back!”
「民兵!全员后退!」

As she gave the command, Remedios prepared herself.
做出指示的同时,蕾梅迪奥丝也作好了觉悟。

I won’t die from taking a single hit. I’ll rush that female demihuman while activating 「Fortress」!
(只是吃下一击的话死不了人的。开启<要塞>向那个女亚人冲锋!)

Vijar laughed as he watched Remedios break into a run. It would seem he had misunderstood something.
对着开始奔跑的蕾梅迪奥丝,威贾似乎误会了什么笑了起来。

“Ho. It seems you’ve made up your mind. That’s the way! Fight me with all you have! Give me a battle worthy of a legend! 「Showdown Declaration」!”
「嚯。做好觉悟了嘛。就是要这样!拿出妳的一切来战斗!来场能写入传说的战斗吧!!——<决斗宣言>!」

“–Huh?”
「——哈?」

Vijar roared, and there was a special power in it. Remedios legs, which were supposed to carry her towards Nasrene, charged towards Visha like she had lost control of them. Nor was it just her legs — her sword, her mind, her vision, she could not pull any of them from Vijar.
咕喔喔,从威贾那里传出了带有特别力量的咆哮。想要向纳斯蕾涅跑去的蕾梅迪奥丝的双脚,有如失去控制般地继续向着威贾冲锋而去。不仅是双腿,剑也好、意识也好、视线也好、都无法从威贾身上移开。

“「Fireball」.”
「——<火球>」

A third-tier spell flew past Remedios’ body and at the militiamen. A spell that Remedios could endure but would be fatal to the militiamen–
第三位阶的范围魔法从蕾梅迪奥丝的身旁飞过,袭向民兵而去。对蕾梅迪奥丝而言是能够承受的魔法对民兵来说却是致命的——

“–「Wall of Skeleton」!”
「——<骸骨墙>[wall of skeleton]」

The fireball collided with the grotesque-looking wall of bones that had sprung up in front of the militiamen and vanished.
火球撞上了出现在民兵前方由骸骨组成的异形墙壁,飞散着消失了。

Someone exclaimed in surprise.
不知是谁发出了惊呼。

Initially, it was because they had no idea what had just happened. However, it slowly changed. That was because they saw something descend like it was unaffected by gravity and land on top of the frightening wall of skeletons.
最初是由于发生了无法理解事态。不过之后就慢慢地变化了。因为看到了像是感受不到重力一般飘落而来,降落在由骸骨构成的可怕墙壁上的身影。

That person possessed none of the intense emotions of the battlefield, and spoke with a gentle tone that seemed completely out of place with his surroundings.
那个人完全没有战场上激烈的情绪,用着和战场完全不搭的温柔语气说道。

“While this is a common enough occurrence on the battlefield, a three-on-one battle is a little hard to watch. You don’t mind if I join in, do you?”
「虽说是战场的常态,可三对一还是有点叫人看不下去啊。我也参战没有问题吧?」

The owner of that voice was undead.
声音的主人是不死者。

Everyone in this city recognized him. He was the person who had originally refused to fight in order to recover his mana.
在这座都市没有谁不认识他。本因要恢复魔力而拒绝上战场的人。

He was the Sorcerer King Ainz Ooal Gown.
其人正是魔导王安兹·乌尔·恭。

Oooooooh! An earth-shaking cheer came from the other side of the wall.
喔喔喔喔喔!有如要震撼大地般的欢呼声从墙的另一边传来。

Remedios tightly clenched her sword hand.
蕾梅迪奥丝紧紧地握住了持剑的手。

“What, what’s that, who is that?”
「什、什么啊,那家伙?」

“…By the looks of it, I think it’s an Elder Lich. So there were kinds without skin. Still… can a mere Elder Lich possibly stop my spells? Is it because of his cape? It does look quite impressive. Or no, is it because its summoner possesses great power?”
「……那个样子,多半是死者大魔法师[Elder Lich]吧。也存在没有皮肤的类型的吗。但是……仅仅死
者大魔法师这种程度,有可能挡得住我的魔法吗?披风看起来倒是不错,是因为那个的效果?不,还是因为召唤它的主人拥有强大的力量吗?」

Remedios did not comprehend the demihumans’ words at all. She heard the sounds, but she did not understand what they were saying. That was because all her energy was focused on quelling the intense hatred welling up within her. She was not even aware that she was standing defenseless in front of Vijar
亚人们的话语完全没有进到耳朵里。虽然声音是有听到,但是完全不明白它们在说什么。因为蕾梅迪奥丝的精力全放在了压抑那激烈的憎恶上了。连自己毫无防备地站在威贾面前这件事都没留意到。

–Reeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! Why did he show up!? Why are they cheering for him!? Why! Why!! Why!!! For this filthy undead being!!!!?
(————啊啊啊啊啊啊啊啊啊啊啊啊!!!!为什么这家伙冒出来了!为什么会要对这家伙欢呼!为什么!为什么!对这个肮脏的不死者啊啊啊!!)

A corner of Remedios’ mind was calm enough to note that it was a natural reaction to help someone in difficulty. However, it was overruled by her inability to forgive the civilians for cheering on the undead. They could clearly see the corpses of the paladins who had sacrificed themselves as shields to protect the people.
在危难之际出手相助这是很自然的反应,在蕾梅迪奥丝的脑中不知何处也有这么冷静思考的角落。但是在那之上的是无法饶恕为不死者欢呼的民众的心情,明明周围也能看见那些为了守护民众、而作为盾牌牺牲了的圣骑士们的尸体。

You’re not cheering for the people who fought as your shields, but for someone who showed up late!!!!!
(你们这些人居然不为了作为盾牌战斗的人,而是对迟来的家伙喝彩!!!)

She was so angry that she wanted to rip her helmet off and scratch her head while rolling around on the ground.
心中的怒火简直让人想要扔掉头盔,挠着头皮在地上翻滚。

Remedios struggled to curb the anger in her heart, and she addressed the undead being on the wall.
蕾梅迪奥丝拼命压抑住心中的愤怒,对着骸骨墙壁上的不死者问道。

“–Why did you come here?”
「——你来做什么」

The Sorcerer King’;s movements stopped, as though he had been frozen in place. The red flames in his empty eye sockets turned to Remedios.
魔导王的动作像是被冻住了似地停了下来。空虚的眼窝中浮现的红色火焰从亚人那边转向了蕾梅迪奥丝。

“…Why? …I came? …To help you, no?”
「……过来?……做什么?……我是打算来帮忙的哦?」

“…I see.”
「……是这样啊」

Why had he not come earlier? Was he waiting until the paladins had died? Did he plan to make a stylish entrance in front of the people.
为什么不早点来?是为了等圣骑士们死完以后吧。是为了能在民众的面前飒爽登场吧!

She wanted to shout that at him, but–
想要就这样把想到的话吼出去。但是——

“Then I’ll leave it to you.” She could not bring herself to ask anything of him, and she did not want to say “get rid of the wall.”
「那么就交给你了」拜托什么的说不出口,也不想说「把墙壁消去吧」

“Hm?”
「姆?」

“I said I’ll leave it to you!” she unconsciously shouted, Remedios strove to quell her rising emotions. “–And tear down that wall. You can’t?”
「交给你了!」不自觉地怒吼了起来,蕾梅迪奥丝奋力地把情感压了下去「——把墙消除掉。做不到吗?」

“…Certainly not.”
「……没有这回事」

In an instant, the wall beneath the Sorcerer King’s feet vanished. The Sorcerer King did not fall, probably because he was using a 「Fly」spell.
刷地一下魔导王脚下的墙壁便消失了。魔导王不会掉下来是因为使用了<飞行>魔法吧。

Remedios turned her back on Visha. She did not care if he killed her from behind. That way she could laugh at the Sorcerer King for not protecting her.
蕾梅迪奥丝直接将后背对向了威贾。就算被从后方而来的攻击杀死也没有关系。那样就能嘲笑魔导王没能保护到自己了。

Having abandoned herself to despair, Remedios trudged back in front of the militiamen. In a sense, it was a little regretful that the demihumans did not attack her from behind.
被自暴自弃的心情支配了的蕾梅迪奥丝,从某种意义上或许该说是很遗憾地,并没有遭到亚人的攻击就回到了民兵的前方。

There was a hint of fear in the militiamen’s eyes. Was the look on her face so horrible?
民兵的眼中带着一丝恐惧。自己的表情有这么糟糕吗。

“–We’ll let the Sorcerer King handle this place! Let’s go help where they need us more!”
「——这里就交给魔导王!我们去援助那些战局更加紧迫的地方!」

After hearing Remedios’ orders, the militiamen looked at each other, and they seemed confused.
听到蕾梅迪奥丝的命令民兵们面面相觑,人群中飘荡着困惑的氛围。

“Are you disobeying orders!?”
「不听从命令么!」

After Remedios glared at him, one of the militiamen quietly asked:
被蕾梅迪奥丝一瞪,民兵中的一人轻声地询问道。

“Ah, n-no. But… the Sorcerer King, by himself…”
「啊,不,不是的。那个……这里交给魔导王陛下、一个人……」

“The Sorcerer King is strong! Isn’t that so!? In that case, something like that won’t be a problem for him! Let’s go!”
「魔导王非常强大!是这样的吧!既然那样那种程度完全没有问题的吧!我们走!」

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