In a Different World with a Smartphone Chapter 277
Arc 27: The Reverse World
Chapter 277: The Evil God, and the Cocoon
ext day, I
a visit to Kami-sama
. Naturally, I
brought Luu’s handmade dishes along with the cake
our head chief Clair-san
「I’ve definitely troubled you on that occasion…」(Touya)
「I told you already not to mind that. I only
investigated a little bit
and made a phone call. Well, I will accept THAT with gratitude.」(Kami)
the souvenirs and place
them into a fully loaded small refrigerator
of Modern Day Japan
It might be too late to say this
refrigerator is probably a
「A Different World Transition
isn’t something that unusual, you know.
In fact, t
here are people
worlds who do summoning
people who are intended to be summoned
but occasionally, some are
unlucky enough to
lose their way
in the process of being summoned
the space-time continuum.
There are even people who hold such abilities from birth.」
So the often used trope in novel
where a hero is summoned belongs to the same category
as this otherworldly summons
It appears that there are also those who
possess abilities to [Wander the worlds] like End does.
「Speaking of the world
to this time.
Do you have any idea what kind of world that place is
「That one? Well, it’s one of the adjacent worlds to the one you currently reside in, if I
say it in layman’s terms
. Since that’s the case, it should also have a lot of aspects which resemble your world.
Nevertheless, it’s not a world that has “another version of
” despite the resemblance of that world to yours.
, but it
‘s probably in terms of the world map,
existence (probably) of magic, and how common the magic beasts
in that world are
please spare me the thought that it’s an inverted parallel world wherein I’ve turned into a woman.
「Moreover, that world was
ruined once by a great war」(Kami)
Was it due to the
「No, that wasn’t
a regular world war. Their technology escalated way too much and ruined their civilization. Well, this is often the case for most worlds.」(Kami)
If I am not mistaken, even my former world ha
legends like the dusk of the gods (Ragnarok), and Noah’s ark.
I guess worlds probably
change due to this cycle
of destruction and restoration.
「Is it against the rules for me to go to that world?」(Touya)
「Not really. It’s not a problem in particular. It would’ve been
if the crystal seed tried to get in your world, but it had already vanished. After all,
only one of the
It seems like going to that “Inverse World” is not a problem by itself
will be fine if they want
to travel to
「…Speaking of which,
have told me th
, but will I be able to travel even to
those worlds that are more distant than the ones I’ve been to
if I can use “Different Space Transition”?」(Touya)
「”Different Space Transition”, you say… Normally, the transfer magic that you
cannot cross the distance between
worlds. That’s due to
the presence of a barrier for
each of the
world. However, “Different Space Transition” is a movement skill of
gods. It’s possible to pass through even
those barriers and travel across worlds. 」(Kami)
「Then, returning to my former world is…」(Touya)
「It’s possible. Still, you better give up on that
an existence which
already died on that side.
no such thing as human
in that world.
likewise be impossible
to be revived in
other world in that case though…」(Kami)
It would likely cause panic once the humans who were
ought to be dead appeared
again. Returning to my former world will
probably cause nothing but trouble to the inhabitants there
Perhaps it may be possible to
do as much as appearing in
one of the legitimate gods
use “Different Space Transition”. I’ve
told you this before
but I believe that
it’s better for you
join the ranks of
gods — it
no matter what
even if you leave it alone. Though
that you are in a gray area.」(Kami)
Having godly powers, yet not being restricted by
of the gods
here are things
can do because of that
It’s exactly as
I feel that staying in
gray area for a little while longer is better
one way or another.
If I manage to come and go to that world,
rofessor might do something about it. She
as far as using “Analysis”, so she might even be able to build the same
in Brunhild if she used “Workshop”.
I ponder on these matters a
s I drink
tea offered by Kami-sa
「A tank of magic power for personal use, you say… Well, it’s not
like I can’t
make it. That’s right, I suppose
make this tank while
building a dimensional gate. It’s basically the same thing which handles large amounts of magic power. 」(Regina)
「Say, you’ve already planned
on building another
dimensional gate, haven’t you?」(Touya)
given, isn’t it? It’s annoying to borrow the invention of another person, but it may have various practical uses.」(Regina)
possible to finish
another dimensional gate
in three days, thanks to the technological strength of
t’s way too fast…
the construction of
structure was done from the ground up — it was just a building
try and describe it — so it might not be something
that will consume a lot of
decided to entrust that matter to
. That said,
frowning at the report
lying on top of the office table.
a report about
“Soul Eater”. Strictly speaking,
the report talks
appearance of “Crystal Skeletons whose souls
eaten”. This time
appeared in a port city in Reefreez.
s said to be a so-called commercial city where various traders c
go every day
. When talking about merchants, there
s and the not so upright ones in the fold
the case of this city,
the number of honest ones was, apparently, on
smaller side. There
no doubt that this was a city swirling in desires since it was
under the control
, for better or worse, by those
not so upright
I can’t indiscriminately
and absolutely say
that the government of Reefreez
After all, i
those people’s greed that became the
for this country
it just means that
the very greed that made the country prosperous was the target
I can practically deduce that
“Negative Emotions” located closest to the place it would appear from, rather than saying that it
at the place
That would make the place of its appearance completely random.
I can only wish that
by that “thing”
able to get in contact with me before it’
, there hasn’t been any grand invasion made by the frazes
the current situation
As I think
about that matter,
I receive a call
smartphone in my pocket.
Is it Rerisha-san? Has something happened on the
side of the guild
『Your Majesty! It’s the “Soul Eater”, it has appeared in Chanyun, a city in
southern part of Yuuron!』(Rerisha)
「What did you say?!」(Touya)
The people from
Rodomea branch had apparently encountered the
the guild associates
went to Chanyun to negotiate the establishment of the adventurers’ guild. I am not sure whether it was
bad timing on their part.
In any case, I cannot let it escape.
I open the map at once
confirm the position of Chanyun. Having requested
for the p
rofessor to relay the news to everyone, I
transfer to the site of the former capital of Yuuron.
From the all
familiar discarded capital spreading around in mountains of rubble, I immediately soar to the sky with “Fly”, aiming at Chanyun.
I finally arrive at the skies above Chanyun after continuing to fly with all my power for about five minutes.
Apart from the streets with various conspicuous multi-storied buildings and red
tiled roofs, I turn my eyes toward
people collapsed amidst.
died with their
. A crystallization that looks like small crystals is growing
heir completely dried-up
Upon my confirmation of the dead bodies with “God Eye”, I
found out that their souls
This is the
work of the “Soul Eater”.
A startled-like shriek resound
from a nearby street. It
exactly like the voice of
run over to
the source of that scream
figure of a huge magic beast biting at the
neck of a man
. Something ominous — different from divinity —
s leaking from the magic beast
somehow has the appearance of
both a wolf and a lion
a fur of impure gold.
「Is that an evil god?」(Touya)
about four meters.
After noticing me, i
its pair of
eyes at me. Its fur of dark gold
projects an ominous feeling
a wicked atmosphere.
This fellow — should I call it an evil godly beast? — let
the man it is holding in its mouth fall upfront and jump
up on top of
roof. The wound on the man’s neck close
while his body drie
rystal flower then
from the wound.
「Looks like there is no mistake here…」(Touya)
Glaring from the rooftop
, the evil godly beast leap
toward me. I swipe at its flying tors
Brynhildr in Blade Mode
as we pass each other. A metallic-like sound reverberate
An impact run
through my arm
similar to when some
one slashed at
normal sword. As I look at my hand, I s
that the blade of Brynhildr
s supposed to be made of crystal material
uess that means that this thing is unmistakably something that
the neet god has brought out even if that god is such a neet
no need to hold back
Raising my divinity after a long while, I perform “God’s authority release”. My hair extend
at once, and I
instantly clad in divinity
a platinum radiance.
「Ku-ku-ku… This divinity… The boy from that time, huh…!」
A dark golden swirl appear
beside the evil godly beast, and the one was who appeared from it
s a skinny, mantis-looking old man.
about time, I guess.
「You sure seem to have
a lot of
free time, neet god.」(Touya)
「Such impudent mouth… That
just the right occasion. How about I have your soul captured
you bastard, huh
will make the evolution
of this pet of mine
go faster.」(Neet god)
「So this beast is the evil god which you ha
created then? It looks like you’ve even incorporated the features of
the case, its hardness from before
the effect of
the properties of the fraze crystals
Magic is probably unusable against it as well. That
is the definition of troublesome.
「That’s because I had
cooperation of a certain person. It’s thanks to them than an excellent evil god
estroying this world
or anything similar
is a trifl
matter for this guy.」(Neet god)
「… Destroying the world?」(Touya)
「The world which gets destroyed by an evil god will
separated from god’s influence. It will stop
World God. It’s during
time that I will ascend as
of this world
. Kuu-kuu-kuu, isn’t that pleasant?」(Neet god)
that he plans to free
rule over this world after he makes Kami-sama forsake it?
an audacious thing
I don’t know whether he’s
small-minded or tight sighted…
Ultimately, an evil god is
something born on the ground, so the gods
re tentatively prohibited from directly interfering with it.
for that reason that heroes and saints
re granted sacred treasures in order to subjugate an evil god…
Nevertheless, the world w
abandoned by the gods, the world would
meet its slow ruin. His plan is to become
new god in th
world which will
This guy is already beyond being miserable, he’s an idiot.
now fully understand why and how
you’ve been a subordinate god for a
「Shut up! Saying such self-important things while you aren’t even a lower-class god, no, not even a subordinate god! … Oh well. I will have you become food
for the further evolution of this guy
after I capture you, bastard! 」(Neet god)
Being incited by his creator, the evil godly beast open
its large mouth and spit
powerful black lump of flames at me.
I repel the black flame bullet with my fist clad in divinity. Although the bullets
transmitted into my right hand.
I wonder if that would’ve broken my bones if I
didn’t clad myself with divinity
The black bullet
that has been fired
down in a place far away from the city
unbelievable burst of flames rising into the skies.
This guy just vomits whatever the hell he
「Speaking of evil gods, they eat souls and achieve their own peculiar evolutions. Well, this one was meddled with by that Yura
result has turned out to be spot on. It did manage to evolve
much in such short time after all.」(Neet god)
? As I
neet of a god
hanging out with those ruler-classes, hasn’t he?
「Now then, it will be bad if I take too much time here
the Sword Goddess or the Love Goddess manage
to come here. Guess I need to deal with you quickly. 」(Neet god)
The feeling is mutual
. “Power Rise”, “Teleport”」(Touya)
Using a no-attribute magic of teleportation, I slip into the bosom of the evil godly beast and land a powerful body blow strengthened with “Power Rise” into its abdomen. The beast’s body twist
character “へ” and
off while rolling.
The evil godly beast
sent flying into the sky and slam
buildings, getting itself pinned below the crumbled and destroyed rubble.
The Subordinate God
s surprised and turn
his attention toward the evil godly beast. Not losing this timing, I
both of his legs with bullets from Brynhildr clad in divinity.
「Guaa?! No-no way!? You aren’t even a lower-class god.
can you bastard pass through my divinity?!」(Neet god)
「Isn’t the difference between divinities the case here?
tentatively a dependent of
World God-sama, you
The subordinate god
to his knees while both of his legs
gushing forth something which looked like
rising golden steam.
「It can’t be! Why do you possess divinity
like that while not having
any position?! You should already have
rank of a senior
! 」(Neet god)
「Unlike you, I know the definition of shame.」(Touya)
due to the hard work of the parents isn’t something that
likely bother the other gods as well.
do with this foolish god. I will end up taking away the work of Karen-nee-san and Moroha-nee-san if I dispose of him right now, won’t I?
I think they will come soon
after sensing his and my divinity.
he collapsed building explode
s as if
waiting for this indecision of mine, and the evil godly beast jump
out from it.
It then st
in between me and the subordinate god and
three black flamed
Are you doing this again?!
It would’ve been fine to dodge it, but there might still be
some people alive
in this city.
They will surely be caught in the
explosions if I dodge the attack.
In the end, I sen
d the bullets
flying far away outside the city with my fist like I
before. Though this time
I’ve placed massive
amounts of divinity onto my hand in order
to mitigate the impact
While pulling his legs, the subordinate god drag
himself next to the evil godly beast.
「Ku-ku, I will leave
everything up to this point
for today. The next time we meet…」(Neet god)
Does he plan to escape before my sisters arrive here?
an’t let you do that.
could even step
forward in order to
pursue the neet god
, the evil godly beast turn
the subordinate god.
In the next moment
the golden beast open
its bright red mouth and thrust
its fangs into the old man’s windpipe from the front with zero hesitation.
「Gaa?! Gu-gufuu…! Wh~?! Wh…y…?」(Neet god)
The subordinate god
that has been bitten
he couldn’t believe
what’s happening to him
at the golden beast
his soul. Even I couldn’t move
due to how surprising this
「I… see… that…. damn… Yu…ra…. bas… taaaaaaaard!!!」(Neet god)
The subordinate god beg
to change into black sand starting from his feet. He
being devoured alongside
his divine power.
seemingly exploded into scattered flashes of light and then completely vanished
nly the evil godly beast clad in a
dark golden fog remains
「Did he absorb… no, did he eat him? This subordinate god?」(Touya)
Suddenly, the evil godly beast release
an ominous divinity from its body. This divinity change
into a material similar to cotton which I
be drifting around
the cotton wraps around the evil
as if the beast has been captured by it
. It look
made a cocoon.
the evil godly beast turn
into a golden cocoon, raise
itself about one meter above the sky, and beg
n to slowly flicker as if emitting its own pulse.
「Hey, what is this…
It’s exactly like a cocoon. A huge, dark, golden cocoon
floating freely in the sky
emitting an ominous pulsation.
Although I don’t understand what
, I’m certain that it
something troublesome. I better dispose of
I change Brynhildr into Blade Mode, put divinity onto it, and tr
to cleave this cocoon in two with a single stroke.
However, the cocoon, as if
saying what I did
was a “waste of effort”, still drift
in the sky. I c
n’t kill it.
a similar situation when
to cut a marshmallow
kitchen knife underwater.
The moment I tried to invoke
magic — something
“Ice Bind” from the restriction
to immobilize that cocoon
and kill it, the golden cocoon
like a heat haze,
blurring its form
. Its appearance
s gradually becoming
thinner and thinner.
「Hey, wait a minute. Is that the “Backlash”?!」(Touya)
to this world after destroying the world’s barrier
repelled multiple times before they could establish themselves
an incoming wave
returned back to the sea, a forced repatriation system
is in place
makes the said existences
return to where they came from.
generally grateful for that system
the ruler-classes withdraw, but
I currently feel the
from it right now
Oh, Coiling Ice, Freezing Curse, Ice Bind
haste, I recite the restriction magic, but
unable to catch the cocoon.
s because the golden cocoon was made to immediately withdraw from this world.
「So it managed… to escape
Erasing the divinity pouring from my body, I
As if choosing that exact moment, Karen-nee-san and Moroha-nee-san appear from the skies.
「You are late.」(Touya)
「I am sorry. We came late because Karen-nee-san was sleeping.」(Moroha)
supposed to be
a secret, Moroha-chan ~nanoyo!」(Karen)
Eh? That was the reason
for their tardiness
reproachfully gaze at
towel-like marks on her cheeks.
s likely nothing
my sisters could’ve done about the subordinate god getting eaten by the evil godly beast.
I’ve decided to give a summarized explanation about what had
transpired to my sisters
「Though an evil god is the lowest kind of gods, he took in another god…? That
from the ground
in the power of a god is similar to Touya-kun’s case, but this
is slightly troubling ~noyo.」(Karen)
that an evil god is a
from the ground
that’s the case, it probably means that
of an evil god
similar to the
At this point, it would’ve been a “checkmate” under all circumstances. The
s supposedly no way for a person with the body of a human to
an evil god which took in even more godly powers.
If the world
s to be ruined and
‘s no person
to rule over
would be abandoned
the subordinate god would’ve wanted
, becoming something which
handled by the gods.
What an irony.
Then an evil god
acquired godly powers would be limited by this world and
interfered with anymore no matter what it would’ve done. It would be isolated along with the world, facing only a slow annihilation.
s a person living
in the surface
world who possesses the power of a god, same as they do
That person is
「In other words,
have to exterminate the evil god?」(Touya)
「That’s right. I
m sorry for pushing our job
「We will remain here same as before, providing support. Isn’t that natural ~noyo?」(Karen)
Damn, that reckless neet god. He has increased my work way too much
I don’t really
begin with….! Oh well, I probably can no longer say
to him even if I want to.
most likely trying to rebuild the
body of the beast
from the ground up. It was World God who did it in Touya-kun’s case, but
no one should
be half-hearted when building a body capable of withstanding godly powers.」(Moroha)
Based on its appearance,
that cocoon was trying to do just that. I want to strike it before the beast can be reborn as an adult chrysalis.
「For the time being, we have to do something about the people from this town who had their souls eaten.」(Touya)
「We will help ~noyo」(Karen)
「That’s right, I guess.」(Moroha)
here. They will get attacked by those guys who
resurrected as crystal skeletons (crystal zombies?) if we don’t hurry up.
This turmoil should end now that
evil god turned into a cocoon, but I don’t feel refreshed by it.
I involuntarily breathe out a sigh w
hile thinking about
that detestable evil god who
appear in the future
ED: Blackswordsman, Empress
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