Demon King of Phantom Thief Chapter 28 Part 1

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It’s a long chapter…

Enjoy the chapter! I think I don’t need to say this anymore but correct me if there is typo or grammar mistake! Thank you all for your help before!

Victor, Send the Assassins to the Emperor


“As Demon King-sama had said earlier, do exactly what I told you.”
“…… All right”

No one in the Demon Kingdom had ever been to the Ashtran Empire, so they couldn’t use Aleira’s Gate.
A messenger was needed to send the assassins.

Keith chose Victor as a messenger to the Empire.
Judging from his intuition, Keith thought that Victor was the most normal one of the four heavenly kings.

“But I don’t know what a coffin is. Oi you.”
“Ye, yes!”

Called by Victor, the assassin Elada straightened her back.
Next to her was Abigail, who was being carried by a wolf.

Zelkin’s body, that was put in a wooden box, was regaining his human form with the help of Aleira’s restoration magic.
But just like before his death, his fearful expression remained.

“What is a coffin?”
“Yes, that’s something like a wooden box to place humans after their death …”
“Can you make it?”

Elada answered while cold sweat flowed on her forehead. 

“I’m sorry … I don’t have any experience in carpentry …”
“Is that so……”

Victor walked with a wooden box containing Zelkin and a wolf carrying Abigail.
Elada who was ordered to follow, followed Victor with a frightened expression.

Victor headed to the fort.

“Yo! Victor-nii chan! As expressionless as usual!”

It was boss who greeted Victor.

“You are with a cute nee-chan! What happened?”
“I caught her. Bring me to the carpenter …”
“Caught? Well, wait a minute.”

Victor came to the carpenter.

“I needed a coffin …”

When he heard that, a shadow was casted on the smiling boss’s face.

“He has become the demon king, so he can’t always avoid killing.”

Boss looked at the distance.

“Demon King-sama said to avoid killing as much as possible …”
“Keith would say that ….. listen to what he says.”
“Of course …”

The boss tapped Victor’s shoulder and returned to the fort.

“Then, you have something with me?” 

Victor replied to the carpenter.

“I needed coffins, three.”

(I’m also included!)

Elada’s mind was filled with her becoming a piece of meat like Zelkin or maybe losing her sanity like the corps leader.

(Perhaps I’m not going to die easily … but I already prepared …)

That kind of death was still something out lf ordinary.
Victor looked back at Elada who was trembling.

“Demon King-sama had said before, Demon King-sama wants you to go to heaven … so rest assured.”

At the death sentence, Elada’s face turned white.

“Coffin, huh. I have enough materials, so I’ll make it. Wait for a while.”

Victor sat on a bench outside the fort and watched the coffin being made
Beside him, Elada was standing still.

“… I want to ask something.”

Elada said boldly.

“I … how will you kill me?”

Victor replied, thinking for a while.

“I don’t know about that …”

Victor answered, looking at the face and body of Elada.

“Well, you will die soon …”
“……………!”

Elada still looked healthy and, given the life expectancy of humans, still have much time to live.
Victor replied while thinking like that, but there was no way Elada could know that.

“I see … I’m going to die soon …”

Elada clenched her trembling fist.

(The torture of the demons … I have no choice but to hope they don’t do that to me …)

“It’s done, Victor-nii chan. It’s a simple one though, but I doubt someone can go to the heaven with this.”
“That’s enough, thanks …”
“This much is nothing. If you are done, put the lid using the nails. Do you need a hammer?”
“No, I don’t need it…”

The carpenter returned while Victor was holding a bunch of nails
Viktor puts Zelkin’s body and Abigail’s inflated stomach in a coffin.

“Ehe, ehe, abyi, aah, aah…”

With the lid on, Victor pushed the nail in with his bare hand.

Elada could only see it.

“Hey, you”
“Ye, yes!”
“You enter the coffin too”
“……………!”

Putting a human that was still alive into a coffin – probably Elada was going to be burned alive.
It was a terrible death, but it was far better than the corps leader.

“Demon King-sama said you are going to be a card, so enter here.”

Was it a peculiar expression for the demons?
Elada didn’t know what that meant.
Elada laid down in the coffin.

“……………”

She felt like she was really dead.
I hope I could die comfortably like this — Elada hoped.
A lid was placed on top of the coffin.

Victor carried the three coffins at once and loaded them on a cart.
The cart was connected to two wolves summoned by Diana.
Victor who was on the front gently pulled the reins.

“Have a safe trip!”

Then Aleira who came to see Victor just before he departed.

“Since the restoration magic on the corpse can only last three days, please arrive within three days!”

――The trip itself took two weeks to arrived at the empire

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12 comments to Demon King of Phantom Thief Chapter 28 Part 1

  • Sora  says:

    Thnx for the chapter

  • Reald Dormond  says:

    “Keith would say that ….. listen to what he say.” > “Keith would say that… listen to what he says.”

    “Coffin, huh. I have enough material, so I’ll make it. Wait for a while.” > “Coffin, huh. I have enough materials, so I’ll make it. Wait for a while.”

    These two are plural issues.

    (The torture of the demons … I have no choice but to hope they didn’t do that to me …) > (The torture of the demons … I have no choice but to hope they don’t do that to me …)

    Didn’t is did not, don’t is do not. Since they have yet to do anything, they still must do something. Then it would be did. Or to put it anouther way. Do is the future looking, Doing is the at current, and did is already done.

    Viktor puts Zelkin’s body and Abigail inflated stomach in a coffin. > Viktor puts Zelkin’s body and Abigail’s inflated stomach in a coffin.

    Still her stomach, hence ‘s.

    Putting a human that was still alive into a coffin – probably Elada was going to be burned alive.

    The death you are looking for is Buried Alive. Burned is fire, you bury coffins, not burn them (well ok cremation is a thing but still).

    Elada didn’t know what that mean. > Elada didn’t know what that meant.

    Since he just said it you can use the past version here as a follow-up. At minimum it would be means and not mean, mean is always (99%) plural in that context.

    And that is it for the edits.

    “Since the restoration magic on the corpse can only last three days, please arrive within three days!”

    ――The trip itself took two weeks to arrived at the empire

    Well crap, so the corpse is really rotten, the eggs have either hatched or killed her at this point (or burst out in some alien style) and maybe died themselves, and Elada is probably dead from lack of food and water at that point. Well unless reality does not ensue.

  • Ungrave  says:

    … What a nice, caring, lovely message of piece from the demon king. I wonder if this is the reason everything politicians do seems evil to me?

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • nuer  says:

    Elada: Killed by lack of common sense(human)

    • Milanin  says:

      … Pretty much… I would be surprised if she survived, since she was “2 weeks” within a sealed coffin with no food or water…
      Talk about a dead card… Probably clawed her fingernails away trying to escape the coffin… Possibly beat her head up pretty bad trying to headbutt her way out… Her limbs are probably also bruised at the joins when she tried to hit things…

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  • Nuer  says:

    Either the assassins have high confidence or silly not to have hidden cyanide or something. The one that assassins use to kill themselves when caught.

  • Simon Yu  says:

    the restoration lasts for only 3 days. wait till they finish negotiations and then the body just becomes exposed. XD

  • Guay  says:

    Thanks for the translation!

    >No one on the Demon King had ever been to the Ashtran Empire

    It should be “No one on the Demon Kingdom”.

    So they all deded now. Victor may be the most normal but still doesn’t really get humans at all.

    Cheers!

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