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?!
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…”
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…
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)