Raid on the Capital – Chapter 19

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Chapter 19 – Jessica, and a Decision

Uu, my head hurts.

How long have I been out for?

My head is all fuzzy, and I can’t tell. I think, I had just discovered some ominous and enormous mana, when I suddenly lost consciousness.

And then…

When I woke up, I was being carried on Tilea-san’s back and she rushed through town.

She seems to be headed somewhere, at incredible speeds as always. Considering the direction we’re headed in, she’s going to the Headquarters?

At any rate, I should ask.

“Tilea-san, just what are you doing?”

“Aah, Jessica-chan, you’re awake. Thank goodness. Honestly, you scared me, you know. Detecting for mana, and then suddenly fainting like that.”

“I see. The reason I fainted was probably because I felt that enormous mana.”

“Enormous mana?”

“Yes. With mana like that, I believe an important demon has appeared.”

“Ueh! That’s troublesome. If it’s the boss of the vampires, then that’s the true ancestor.”

“Truwan Cester? I’ve never heard of him. But considering how sinister the mana was, I wouldn’t be surprised if he was one of the direct subordinates of the Demon King.”

“Y-, You’re kidding, right. The direct subordinate of… Please don’t say something scary like how they’re like the Chimera Ants Royal Guard or something.”

“Tilea-san, this isn’t a joke. This truly is an incredibly dangerous enemy. I’m inexperienced, but even I can tell just how dangerous they are.”

“Abababa! Kukanomi definitely won’t work on monster like that. W-, What do we do? We have to call somebody, like the head of the Hunter Association or something.”

Tilea-san became panicked at my words. She really is mistaken about her strength.

Even though she alone would be plenty strong enough…

But actually, between that monster and Tilea-san, which one is stronger?

They’re both so high above me, that I can’t tell. All I can say is that nobody besides Tilea-san can take care of that monster.

“Tilea-san, I have a question but, just how high do you think your mana is?”

“Eh-? Why are you suddenly…”

“Please just answer.”

“Mm~mm, well, I do work my body a lot during cooking, and I’ve even fought with delinquents, and if I recall correctly, Remilia-san was 20,000? So I guess maybe 500?”

She really is mistaken.

And 500…?

That’s even lower than me. Just how much does she underestimate herself.

“What? Did I overestimate a little?”

“Hahhh~ Tilea-san, it’s the opposite. Honestly, even misunderstandings should have their limit. You’re wrong, and by whole levels too. From what I can tell, over 2 digits wrong.”

“GUWAAAN! I knew it. You know, I didn’t think I actually had 500 either. I just wanted to say it a bit as a test. But still, I was wrong by two digits…? Yeah. There’s no way a normal towngirl would be stronger than an old guy with a gun.”

“It’s the opposite I said, Tilea-san!”

It’s impossible. She’s not listening. She’s in her own little world.

Aahh, geez, I’ve been going about this the wrong way. My head is still dizzy and faint. I should have known that she wouldn’t understand unless I said it clearly. Honestly, I think her mana is definitely over 50,000.

“Tilea-san, please listen to me. This is important.”

“What’s wrong, Jessica-chan? You’re looking so serious.”

“Tilea-san, your power is――”


Huh!? What was I talking about again…?

Ummm, we were talking about that demon boss… and then… m-, my memory is gone.
Is all the weariness catching up to me?

To think I suddenly lost consciousness… no, but, something feels wrong…


“Y-, Yes? Tilea-san, what’s wrong?”

Tilea-san suddenly called out to me, cutting off my thought process.

“Geez, you’re spacing out too much. Are you tired? In that case, should we rest?”

“No, there isn’t time to rest. Let’s hurry!”

Yeah. What am I spacing out for. Right now we need to hurry up and contact headquarters.

Yeah. I’m just having trouble remembering because I’m so tired. I fainted while I was talking. Mn, I don’t know why I’m having trouble accepting it, but I’ll have to.

“Um, Jessica-chan, I’m on the way to the Headquarters right now, but can you feel any huge manas in the way? Would it be fine if I just kept going straight? I’d hate it if some boss suddenly popped out.”

“Well, I’ll have a look, but…”

“Aahh~ Right. Sorry. If you try again, you’ll just faint, right?”

“No, if I keep my detection weak, it should be fine. Earlier, I fainted because I pried too deeply out of curiosity.”

“I see. Then please do, and be careful.”

At Tilea-san’s request, I began using mana detection.

Because I was only doing a light probe, I only had a detection radius of about a hundred metres, but for now it looks fine. There aren’t any demons around. Even though there used to be so many former-humans vampires around, they’re almost all gone now.

Could it be that Remilia-sama led the Public Safety Force to exterminate them? Or could it be that it was the Decarabia[Demon Destroying Pentagram] members, after all?

“So, how is it?”

“There doesn’t seem to be any demons around.”

“I see. Thank goodness. Then I’ll just go straight, okay?”

“Yes. Only, my detection range is quite limited, so please don’t hope for so much. And leaving demons aside, there are still former-human vampires wandering about head.”

“Well, leave small-fry like them to me, the kukanomi, and the cross.”

“Yes. I can rest easy knowing you’re here, Tilea-san. By the way, why are you heading to the Headquarters, anyway? Wasn’t Timu-chan headed to the evacuation areas…?”

Well, the truth is that I’m actually leading her towards areas with demons though.

“Aah~ Well, I’ve already met up with Timu, technically. Only, at the time I found this heavily injured servant of the crown, so I’m heading to call for help.”

“Is that how it was.”

According to Tilea-san, the injured person was apparently a member of Decarabia[Demon Destroying Pentagram]. Although that group is filled with incredible fighters, apparently the demons are even more incredible.

“Ah-, also I met Edim at that time. It seems that she’s gotten really close to Timu now.”

“Eh-!? Edim did? That’s unbelievable.”

She became more obedient after being done in by Tilea-san but…
Even though she hated us so much… How come?

“I can understand that you find it hard to believe, Jessica-chan. Edim seemed to be shocked by the things she did as well. But you know, Edim is back now. With Timu’s support, she’s already decided to look to the future and live.”

R-, Really?

Mm~mm, but since it’s Tilea-san, that doesn’t sound really reliable. For now, I’ll put off my decision until I can meet her and ask myself.

“Anyway, you’re worried about that injured man, right? Let’s hurry.”

While I searched the surroundings, Tilea-san rushed forth.

Then, just as we had moved about three blocks, I sensed a large mana. Mana definitely on another level from the grunts. But they still weren’t comparable to the sinister mana from that time.

This guy isn’t a boss.

“Tilea-san, I’ve detected a mana signature about three-hundred metres ahead of us. It’s definitely a demon.”

“R-, Roger.”

Tilea-san slowed her feet.

And then, the two of us hid in some greenery to the side, and waited. She had a nervous expression as well.

“Tilea-san, I think it’ll become a battle again. Are you ready?”

Huh? There’s no response. Tilea-san, what are you spacing out about. Did something happen outside the bushes? I leaned forward to have a look.

…And then, my eyes met with a scene that sent me trembling.

So cruel!

When I looked about, I just saw people, people, people, collapsed on the floor. Men, women, young and old, anything it could get its hands on, it drained of blood.

“Fwo fwo fwoh, I have finally revived. Honestly, what a fool to explode herself. Even I thought I would die. But thankfully I was in the Capital, filled with prey.”

The man who was responsible for this atrocity was immersed in joy.

H-, How ghastly…

Although the demon had the appearance of a small, old man, his eyes were different. Twin holes of shadow, muddy with the colour of darkness. If I stared into them, would my soul be taken away?

I unconsciously looked away.


The feeling of the cold sweat on my back felt more unpleasant than usual. And that grotesque monster was still drinking blood, building his mountain of corpses even now. It felt like I would scream in terror, but I desperately suppressed it.


Together with a cry of grief, a massive hammer swung down at the monster with a roar. But the grotesque monster immediately evaded, and struck its assailant with magic bullets.


A cry escaped her mouth.

“Wha-!? Lyris-chan.”

The one whose greathammer was repelled, and whose face was twisted in agony, was none other than my treasured friend.

“Fwo fwo, human. You’ve gotten ahead of yourself, for a livestock species.”

“I-, I’ll kill you, fucker. I’ll definitely fucking kill you… And I’ll smash your fucking arrogance with you!”

“Fwo fwoh, as usual, Decarabia[Demon Destroying Pentagram] members are all bloodlust, and no skill. Did I do something so terrible?”

“How dare you. How dare you kill Vera, and continue these atrocities as Chief of the Demons for a thousand years, AND THEN ASK A QUESTION LIKE THAT!”

“Fwo fwo fwoh, a tragedy like this is simply the opening act to the true hell that is about to follow.”


“Fwo fwoh, I am being serious. We are entering the age of the demons. I look forward to seeing you humans wallow in despair, and finding out just what expressions you’ll make.”

“Hmph, acting arrogant now. Even though just a while ago you were trembling before your cheeky boss, Camilla.”

“S-SILENCE! R-, Right. I shall not lose her esteemed trust any longer. I will kill you, destroy this nation, and then reclaim my place!”

The fierce battle between Lyris-chan and the grotesque monster continued.

Amazing. There’s no room for someone like me to even help. Lyris-chan’s battle power was far above a student’s. But it looked like the monster was even stronger. Her injuries slowed increased. Her blood loss seemed especially bad. I could see the blood even from here.

Won’t Lyris-chan die at this rate!?

“Tilea-san, at this rate Lyris-chan will be in danger. P-, Please hurry and help her…”

“J-, Jessica-chan, did she just say that h-, he’s the chief of the demons?”

“I-, I’m sorry, I didn’t hear it very clearly.”

“N-, No, she definitely said it. W-, What do I do? It’s the true ancestor, you know, it’s the big boss, you know. W-, Would kukanomi even work?”

Aahh, geez, even though we don’t have time to waste. He’s not a boss demon. At best, he’s a little higher than Arcune and the others.

Even though it would be an easy win with Tilea-san’s strength…

Can’t be helped. I guess I’ll have to make sure she knows the truth about her power.


Wait, hang on a moment. Thinking carefully, would it actually be okay to tell her about it?

I think her power is comparable to a Hero’s, or even a god’s. What if after knowing the truth, Tilea-san went back to heaven or something? It often happens that in legends, a god returns to their sacred land once their identity is revealed.

Can I bear that risk right now?

At the very least, we need her power until this crisis is resolved.

Alright. Let’s hide the truth. I suppose I’ll just have to guide the conversation until she ends up exterminating the vampire.

“Yeah. There’s no way a normal towngirl would be stronger than an old guy with a gun.”

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57 thoughts on “Raid on the Capital – Chapter 19”

  1. Why did Jessica suddenly lose memory when she was about to tell Tiela? Did some god decide to mess with her to keep the amusing misunderstanding going on?

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      1. Indeed. There’s coincidence, and then there are things that are much too tidy to be coincidence. Although this does make me wonder how many of the other coincidences were actually…


    1. most likely its a normal case to pass out when weaker lifeforms try to detect huge waves of mana, she already passed out when she detected timu’s mana when she was far away.

      Its not a surprise if theres more side effects when she tried to pry into something that has practically 500x more mana and at 0 distance lol.

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    2. I wonder… Isn’t it because she try to prying further than her capacity? She explained that it was because she pried too deeply, but maybe she was talking about her first out…


    3. I assume it’s the work of whatever is inside Tilea, presumably the Demon-King.
      The absurd line of thought Jessica concluded the chapter with, was also probably a suggestion planted by that hidden figure.


      1. That being said, it’s kind of cheap, right?
        “Oh, I suddenly forgot. Oh gees, I wonder what happened? Was it the author who tempered with my brain because he got too frustrated from how inconvenient I grew up to be?”

        Meh, I’d say it was 50-50 in how this was handled. Clearly Tilea should never realize her strength, but there were better ways to go about it.

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  2. oh so theres something that is preventing tilea from realizing how strong she is….that would make sense cause her reasoning was getting a bit ridiculous lately, but if theres a third party preventing it then it makes sense

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  3. I think tang demon king likes his present life in Tilea’s body too much he has started brain washing people, I wonder if the misunderstandings are funny to him when they are frustrating me. I can’t help but fear the mastermind of this craze fest (that is not the author)

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  4. Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Oh! Jessica is going to be Tilea’s handler? Knowing the truth, but keeping the misunderstanding going for the sake of the world.

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    1. Let’s be clear here. Knowing the “truth,” but keeping the misunderstanding going for the sake of the world. It’s important to have precision in language.


  5. So something wiped Jessica’s mind when she tried to tell the truth to Tilea and brainwashed her into never talking about it anymore?
    Wasn’t the Demon King or something in Tilea?
    Is he actually trying to keep the misunderstanding alive?
    Then he can’t be that bad :D

    Thanks for the chapter :)

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  6. Pft, Chimera ants and Hunter association? Tilea’s going to be using Nen soon at this rate and rock paper scissors the living daylights out of those vampires (with the “help” of garlic and wooden stakes)

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  7. I see, so there’s actually some sort of higher power at work here that preventing the MC from knowing her true strength. Or at least that was what I got from reading this chapter.
    By the way, thank you for your hard work.

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  8. the reason for Jessica’s sudden memory loss . . . that hidden boss hiding inside Tilea . . . if no one knew that…them had not been reading this story right


  9. It seems there is divine intervention on tilea, her misunderstandings seem to be less about dumbassery and more of manipulation behind the scenes from either a hidden god, or world forbid tilea herself(another persona).


  10. Thanks for the chapter!!! Though, even I found how Jessica-chan conveniently lost her memory and how she suddenly gain this new “enlightenment” of not telling Tilea-san the truth greatly suspicious. The question is who is screwing around in the background and for what reason…………….. besides, a pretty good laugh lol

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  11. I Don’t mean to sound like a know it all but a big hint was revealed in the chapter after Tilea beat the 3 delinquents. The chapter where Luxembourg had Tilea by the throat.


  12. … maybe we are looking at this the wrong way round. Remember Tilea blames her past life for her Chuuni tendencies? What if there really *was* a dark god living inside her in the past? One that due to our world, can’t use magic but has his personality pop out once in a while/influence her behind the scenes? Who knows, her “suicide” may actually be part of his plan to go to another world.

    Or is Tilea even a reincarnator and her memories are just from him jumping into her body? :) She had it since a baby, so there isn’t anything that says it can’t be someone jumping into her body!


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    1. I’ve had a similar thought for a while that instead of reincarnating first in the current world like all the other demons did, the Demon Lord reincarnated as Tilea’s past self in the other world. Tilea’s past self might have been influenced by the Demon Lord’s memories to think he was the Evil God, causing his misfortune. But now that the Demon Lord’s soul was called back tot he current world, he couldn’t take over Tilea’s personality like all the other demons did for their reincarnations.

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  13. Uooooh! So fast! Thanks so much, Sharlulu Chan!
    Also, lol @ Jessica becoming Tileas handler.
    Cannot wait for the next chapter.


  14. Thank you for hard work.
    And also I don’t know if you have heard of it or not but you should probably check out the book called A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT by Mark Twain.While it was released in 1889 it had other world travel.interesting isn’t it?
    And again thank you for your hard work and sorry if I in anyway did offend you.

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  15. hmm…my POV: I think 1000+ yrs ago the hero defeated the demon king afterwards manage to defeat the evil god(god 1st) along with the goddess after the battle the goddess is exhausted and need to go back to heaven(legend/jessica) but before going back the goddess said this to the hero: hero we manage to defeat the evil god but his soul isn’t destroyed yet but I manage to send his soul to another world (chuuni 2nd) a world governed by a high god were the rules of his world forbids the use of mana but sooner or later he’ll return and that will spill our end. hero: thats horrible goddess-sama what should we do? goddess: but there is hope the blood of the true hero has the power to defeat the evil what i say is that i use divinition and saw that the evil god will reborn in a family of chefs therefore hero tell your descendants to marry to a family of chefs so that the soul of evil god will reborn in a hero’s body.

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  16. continuation…hero: what good will it do won’t it make him a lot stronger? goddess: no, in fact it will somehow seal or suppress his memory and will turn him into a dense protag not in harem by the way but hell be dense in comprehending his situation and will make a lot of misunderstanding it will also be easier for me to monitor or intervene (jessica/event) to anything that might make him realize he is an evil god.

    *yup something like that in short the reason why jessica suddenly faint…damn it’s hard to make long comment using phone. ty for chap by the way este such dedication in trans is amazing :D

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