December 22, 2010

312 – the sacrifice

Filed under: Updates — CanonRap @ 11:15 am

Oh, I forgot to mention, I’ll be bumping up all full translation releases in the foreseeable future to Saturday because of some schedule hijinks.

And then much ass-kicking ensued.

(I’m still reeling a bit from a serious bout of flu, so please forgive me for and inform me of any blunders I may have made. If there are any, it’ll be all fixed by the full translation.)

Ala Alba, all caught in a single swoop by the 4th Fate?!

Good grief…

I open my eyes, and all I see are weak little girls?

Very well… let us settle this quickly.

Quartum gets a little ‘jolt’:

‘Humans’ are not to be killed? Hmph… how worthless.

Then… it’s all right to have the doll disappear, no?

Quartum impales Chachamaru with a flaming spear.

Your firepower is a considerable threat, doll.

I will have you disappear.

Haruna telepathically tells the group to hold on to something, and throws the ship in full reverse, throwing Quartum off.

(Another Aliens homage, as Collet is caught and saved by Chachamaru.)

“We’re gonna shake him off!”

“What was that? Some fake Fate?!”

“I don’t know! At any rate, this is bad! We have to get out of here!”

Takane rips the spear out of Chachamaru, scorching her hands in the process. Meanwhile, because the ship can’t reverse fast enough, Quartum catches up, and utters Fate’s activation key.

契約により我に従え 炎の精霊 集い来たりて・・・
“Obey the contract, obey me. Gather, spirits of flame…”

Apes Igniferae
紅蓮蜂 gurenbachi
“Crimson Bees.”

Paru barely manages to avoid it. Takane uses Centum Lanceae Umbrae to intercept the next wave.

…You did well enduring that. It’s difficult to adjust fire to capture someone alive.

Quartum arrives, his arm replaced by a giant pillar-like sword.

九つの鍵を開きて レーギャルンの筺より 出て来たれ。
“Open the nine locks and come out from the hoard of Lægjarn.”

Gladius Divinus Flammae Arden
燃え盛る炎の神剣 moesakaru honoo no shinken
“Divine Sword of Blazing Conflagration.”

(The spell name should be correct except for maybe the Latin, but the incantation was pretty blurry, so it’s subject to change. This is a reference to Lævateinn, by the way.)

Well, it’s hard to say what will happen to your shape, but as long as your soul remains, you will be sent to the other side.

Try your best not to be turned into cinders.

Johnny flies the Manta in from the side and takes the hit, going down in flames. Quartum, following his “can’t kill humans” edict, Rewrites him just before the ship explodes. Okay, so maybe he was just being a dick.

Back to Quintum…

Now then…

I will have you return the Princess.

Kaede considers their options.

This… is a bad situation.

Kotarou is heavily wounded from his battle with Fate.

Nodoka-dono is unconscious.

The Great Grand Master Key is in that boy’s hands.

And worse of all, that boy! …He is unmistakably possessing the same amount of strength as Fate!

Even if I escape with my ‘Kakuremino’… at my pace, I will certainly be captured… meaning…

I will take care of this!

Yue-dono, please hurry with the recovery of Nodoka-dono!

Kaede tackles Quintum off the ledge to get him away from the group.

And, the multi-layer shields that protect them…

The only way for me to break through it…

Is to attack simultaneously,

With sixteen split bodies!!

Kaede uses her ‘Oborojuuji’ barrier-break technique (the same one she used on Albireo waaaay back at the Tournament).

(Also, yes, poor timing, but Kaede has one sexy outfit. Those gloves remind me of Chao’s battle suit, though…)

Anyway, Quintum is of course unfazed, and using a very familiar form.

This is… corporeal lightning form?!

The same kind of technique as Negi-bouzu…

Kaede tries using exorcistic attacks but in the end is overwhelmed.

轟き渡る雷の神槍 todoroki wataru ikazuchi no shinsou
“Divine Spear of Thunderous Lightning.”

Just before Quintum finishes her off, (a) Kaede appears behind Yue and co. and hands them the Great Grand Master Key. They think that the Kaede getting pounded is a fake, but…

As expected, he is not so simple an enemy that I can match him with a split body.

This is a fake. That is my true body.

I leave the rest to you all.

Quintum throws the spear…

For the sake of her comrades, for the sake of the world, Kaede is broken – !!!

(散る chiru – can mean “scatter”, “disperse”, or “break apart”, in addition to “dying a noble death”, particularly in battle)


  1. Wow…Kaede is Boss

    Comment by TeenRyu — December 22, 2010 @ 11:43 am

  2. T-Thanks for the summary.


    Comment by Evangeline 'Tepes Scarlet' Alucard — December 22, 2010 @ 11:48 am

  3. Crap, I never was much of a Kaede fan, but this… this…

    Akamatsu, you are a horible man.

    Comment by OverMaster — December 22, 2010 @ 12:07 pm

  4. No. Not Kaede. Please…

    I have a feeling that Papa Wolf Negi-kun is going to go on a serious rampage when he wakes up…

    Comment by Patrick Gleason — December 22, 2010 @ 1:00 pm

  5. Oh god, Kaede. NOT HER TOO.

    Comment by Kurogane — December 22, 2010 @ 1:16 pm

  6. Nooooooo, they are running out of any defensive/offensive means to face Fate. Just Ku standing there. I guess negi’s awakening might be near.

    Comment by Mr_ShiNi — December 22, 2010 @ 1:33 pm

  7. Kaede…..KAEDEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

    Comment by Jiminy Roach — December 22, 2010 @ 3:58 pm

  8. Well now, well now. Nice to see Kaede get to go all out before she bites the dust (assuming she doesn’t get an escape). One wonders if Akamatsu-sensei might take down the entire group until there’s only Negi, Setsuna, Mana, and Asuna (or even less).

    Comment by AstroNerdBoy — December 22, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

  9. Oh, I forgot to mention, I’ll be bumping up all full translation releases in the foreseeable future to Saturday because of some schedule hijinks.

    Comment by CanonRap — December 22, 2010 @ 6:28 pm

  10. I want to say something… but can’t as I couldn’t read it because of stupid snow blinking screen once a second while moving through border 😦

    Comment by al103 — December 22, 2010 @ 7:35 pm

    • Er… is the snow thing a bother for some people? -_- I’ll turn it off if that’s the case.

      Comment by CanonRap — December 22, 2010 @ 8:49 pm

  11. “The Sacrifice”, is what every hero did. Sacrificing their life for the sake of everything they loved…
    Kaede, we will remember you forever…
    Then, Akamatsu. Make sure you have ‘resurection’ chapter…

    Comment by Fate Auverruncus — December 22, 2010 @ 11:08 pm

  12. is ayaka a shotacon or negicon, is asuna and princess arika are sisters, do ayaka hate kotaro or not, why chirzu forces nutsumi to pretend that kotaro is her little brother? is eva is a princess or just an ojousama
    is konoka’s family richer than ayaka’s family or not, who is the richest on in mohora school, is negi a prince? will ayaka find out negi is a prince and mage what is her reaction? what is next chapter comming up?
    is the class 2/3A a shotacon or just ayaka? is misa a shotacon just like ayaka or not?

    please answer my question as soon you can, Ken Akamatsu

    Comment by princess kolade — December 23, 2010 @ 7:56 am

  13. Wait, then what happened to the people inside Kaede’s cloak? OMG, Kaede, don’t die!

    Comment by Souken — December 23, 2010 @ 9:55 pm

  14. She tossed the cloak on the floor. Assuming she doesn’t die, they should be fine. If she does, they’ll probably just be dumped out of the cloak before it turns back into a card.

    Comment by Krono — December 24, 2010 @ 12:17 am

  15. Can’t kill humans edict. Kaede’s gonna get beat to hell, but she won’t die… I think… I hope.

    And wow, each Fate is as strong as the other >_> Well, hey – Thundergod vs. Averruncus of Lightning fight? Sounds good. 🙂 With two people down like this though, I’m thinking Negi will wake up after having throttled his Magia Erebea into submission. That or unending rampages against Fate(s) will ensue.

    Comment by Carect — December 24, 2010 @ 1:41 am

  16. Kaede was already one of my favorite characters in Negima, so seeing her kick ass one last time this arc was a huge bonus for me. Definitely her crowning moment of awesome. I really hope she’s just KO’ed and not dead. Killing her off for real would be too much of a shock. Akamatsu-sensei has yet to kill off any “real” people (i.e. not magical constructs like Tosaka, Emily, Johnny, etc.), with the exception of Gateau in a flashback of course. Considering this plus CE’s “no killing of real humans” edict and the fact that the other casualties involving Ala Alba were non-fatal, I’d say it’s likely Kaede is just out of commission for the remainder of the battle.

    But if Akamatsu-sensei did drop a bridge on her… *sniff*

    Comment by shadowofthevoid — December 24, 2010 @ 4:40 am

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