Vetus

Period 326


Page 1

[1]
(Fate) What is your bidding,
(Fate) Master?

(Text) Fate is 「activated」! What of the 「Kosmo Entelekheia」 of this time?!!

[2]
(Zecht) Mm.
(Zecht) Eight years have passed since then.

[3]
(Zecht) You will be put to work… for the sake of the world,
(Zecht) Tertium.

[4]
(Secundum) Are you awake, Tertium?

[5]
(Fate) Yes…
(Fate) Secundum-sama.


Page 2

[1]
(Secundum) You’ve just been activated and are not yet calibrated,
(Secundum) So for now, you will follow my orders.

[2]
(Fate) Yes…

[4]
(Secundum) Nii.
(Secundum) The second Atur of Fire.

[弐 ni – archaic Japanese kanji for “two”.

Likely a reference to the atar of Zoroastrianism.]

[5]
(Secundum) Septendecim.
(Secundum) The seventeenth Adad of Water.

[Not entirely sure, but appears to be a reference to the storm-god in Mesopotamian mythology.]


Page 3

[1]
(Zecht) We are assembled for now.
(Zecht) There is not much time left.

[2]
(Zecht) Go!

(Text) What… is their 「justice」?!
(Title) Period 326 – The Awakening Fate


Page 4

[2]
(Secundum) Good grief. With my level of ability,
(Secundum) a city of this scale will turn to dust in the blink of an eye.

[6]
(Secundum) Oh?

[7]
(Girl) Pant
(Girl) Pant

[8]
(Girl) Pra… Practe —
(Girl) Bigi nar…!


Page 5

[3]
(Secundum) Mmmm~ Delicious.

[4]
(Fate) …Swooping down onto a land of unrest, hunting souls.
(Fate) It’s as though we are some terrible reapers.

[5]
(Secundum) What are you saying? They are all illusions.
(Secundum) Besides, with even the Confederacy abandoning them, they have no future… Having them disappear as quickly as possible is what you call mercy.

[6]
(Secundum) And Tertium, what we bestow upon them isn’t death.

[7]
(Secundum) It’s salvation. Don’t get it wrong.

[8]
(Secundum) …


Page 6

[1]
(Fate) There’s a bounty on Nagi?
(Secundum) That’s right.
(Secundum) For the crime of protecting the living sacrifice Princess Arika, they are being pursued by the Megalo forces.
(Secundum) Though it seems that the support they have among the commoners hasn’t wavered.

[2]
(Secundum) They were once heroes, but now, even they are outcasts.
(Secundum) The score will be settled sooner or later. By my own hands.

[3]
(Fate) Him [jp: Nagi], huh…

[Note: this “him” uses the same kanji as when Fate said “his resurrection” in Period 308.]

[4]
(Nii) I don’t care about Nagi. I’ll settle things with Rakan. I’ll kill him.


Page 7

[1]
(Secundum) I won’t forgive any independent actions, Nii. Our goal is the salvation of the Magic World.
(Nii) Gah!
(Secundum) The more superfluous things we do, the slower the project itself proceeds.

[2]
(Secundum) Well… even Primum being defeated by Nagi was likely because he was a failed creation.
(Secundum) That happens once in a while, even for our Master.

[3]
(Secundum) But I am different!
(Secundum) The salvation of all the souls who were not blessed! And their rebirth into the best possible world!
(Secundum) 「Kosmo Entelekheia」!
(Secundum) It shall be fulfilled by my hands without fail!

[4]
(Nii) Hmph… Well, don’t let your guard down. Nagi is an irregular of a man.
(Nii) You have only been activated for four years, so you haven’t fought him yet.

[5]
(Secundum) I just find that hard to believe. I have been configured to be the 「strongest」 by our Master’s hand, you know?
(Secundum) There’s no way someone like me can lose to a mere human.

[6]
(Secundum) What do you think, Tertium?
(Secundum) What would happen if me and him fought face-to-face…? Heheh…

[7]
(Fate) …


Page 8

[1]
(Secundum) ?!

[4]
(Secundum) Wh — !
(Secundum) Cough… guh…
(Secundum) Impossible — !

[5]
(Secundum) !

[6]
(Nagi) You’re saying
(Nagi) that you’re the second?


Page 9

[1]
(Nagi) Hell, wasn’t the last generation a better match?!
(Nagi) Damn brats just don’t know what it is to fight a war!

[2]
(Secundum) Ugh —

[3]
(Secundum) Ter…
(Secundum) Tertium!

[5]
(Nagi) Hmn.

[7]
(Nagi) A earth-system capture ward?! And this strength…
(Nagi) It’s… not Primum. This the new kid?!


Page 10

[1]
(Nii) Mera lega mera sad nasi goreng!
(Nagi) Whoa!

[If anyone has a plausible interpretation for MERARUGA MERAZADO NASHIGOREN, let me know.]

[2]
(Nii) Agite, tenebrae abyssi, ensis incendens [jp: Come, darkness of the abyss, the blazing greatsword,]
(Nii) et incendium caliginis umbrae inimicitiae destrunctionis ultionis!! [jp: darkness and shadow and hatred and destruction, the flame of vengeance!!]
(Nii) Incendant et me et eum, sint solum incendentes — [jp: Burning me and burning them, it is simply that which burns everything to cinders.]

[3]
(Nii) Incendium Gehennae!! [jp: Hellfire of Purgatory!!]

[4]
(Nagi) Ugh — gaahhh!

[5]
(Secundum) Heh — Hwahahah! We… We won, Thousand Master!!
(Secundum) T-That’s right! Someone like you can’t fight at the same level as us!

[6]
(Nii) Bring Rakan out.
(Nii) I want to face him. I will destroy him.

[7]
(Nagi) Heh…
(Nagi) You… bastards know damn well…
(Nagi) he can’t come out on this side [jp: Earth]…


Page 11

[1]
(Secundum) Ha! Even a moron wouldn’t act tough when caught in a trap!
(Septendecim) Aquari eterna dead sea.
(Secundum) This is the end, Thousand Master — !

[Again, looking for any possible source of inspiration for AKUERI ETARUNA DEDDO SHI.]

[2]
(Septendecim) To sumbolaion diakoneto moi, he krustalline basileia. [jp: Obey the contract, obey me, queen of ice.]
(Septendecim) Epigenetheto, [jp: Come,]
(Septendecim) taionion Erebos,[jp: everlasting darkness,]
(Septendecim) aionie krustalle. [jp: the eternal glacier.]
(Septendecim) Shut all within an enchanting prison of ice.

[3]
(Nagi) Agh — (offset) Crap —
(Nagi) It took almost everything I had to defend against Incendium Gehennae.
(Nagi) Pile something like that on top of it, and even I’d…

[4]
(Arika) Fool!
(Nagi) Huh —

[5]
(Septendecim) Kosmike Krustallopegia!! [jp: Freezing World!!]

[This spell was rendered in Japanese, but it seems to be the ‘cut-down’ version of Kosmike Katastrophe that Akamatsu mentioned back in Volume 6, so most of the incantation is the same except the last line.]

[6]
(Secundum) …Heh,
(Secundum) Hehahahahahah! Did we get him?! We got him!! Hah, what a trifle…
(Septendecim) No.
(Septendecim) We didn’t.
(Secundum) What — ?!
(Septendecim) He escaped.


Page 12

[1]
(Sound) Whoosh —

[2]
(Secundum) You…
(Secundum) You’re!

[3]
(Secundum) Arika!!
(Nagi) Hey, Princess.
(Nagi) I know you’re saving me and all, but couldn’t have you done it a bit better?
[4]
(Arika) How many times do I have to tell you to stop calling me ‘Princess’?
(Arika) And what is this attitude even though I just saved you? Do you not know how to give thanks, birdbrain?
(Nagi) Yaaay. Thanks ♪
(Arika) Somehow I feel incredibly agitated…

[5]
(Nagi) Al, you too. Don’t just sit around, help us out.
(Al) Hmm — ?


Page 13

[1]
(Al) Goodness. It’s tiring for me to take physical form on this side, as well.
(Sound) Swish
(Nagi) Alright, let’s do this!!!

[3]
(Secundum) Whagah — ?!

[4]
(Nagi) Hngh — !

[5]
(Secundum) Gasp —


Page 14

[1]
(Nagi) ?!

[2]
(Nagi) Oh?
(Nagi) You the new kid?
(Nagi) That was nice timing with the ward just now.
(Nagi) We’ll be taking care of each other from now on, huh?

[3]
(Fate) Just…
(Nagi) Mmn?
(Fate) Just what is the matter with you?

[4]
(Fate) Do you seriously think this fist of yours can change anything?
(Fate) It can’t.
(Fate) You are a powerless existence.


Page 15

[2]
(Nagi) …Well, that might be true.
(Nagi) …But,

[3]
(Nagi) even so,
(Nagi) nothing’ll come of it if we just give up, right?
(Nagi) We haven’t given up on humanity as much as you guys have.
(Nagi) That’s all there is to it.

[4]
(Fate) You’re saying… we’ve given up?

[5]
(Nagi) I wonder? Well, your Master is probably serious about it. But you know…

[6]
(Secundum) What are you doing, Tertium?!
(Secundum) It’s useless to talk with that man!
(Secundum) Out of the way! I’ll deal with him!

[7]
(Nagi) Don’t ruin our talk, damn it! I was at a good place!
(Secundum) Nwaaah~?!


Page 16

[1]
(Secundum) Ngaaahh — !

[2]
(Secundum) Damn it — ! Damn it — !
(Secundum) What is with that monstrous battle strength?!
(Nii) I told you so.
(Secundum) Isn’t there some kind of bug in the settings?

[3]
(Secundum) Argh — ! We, the disciples of the Lifemaker, were delayed! It just isn’t right!
(Secundum) Something is wrong. No, this time, we must ask the Master for a boost in our configuration!

[4]
(Secundum) Right, Tertium?!
(Fate) Hm?

[5]
(Fate) …More importantly, Secundum. Can I ask you something?
(Fate) Why are you so… enthusiastic? We were created from the same base model — it’s strange.

[6]
(Secundum) Whaaat?!
(Fate) No… it’s good. That zeal.

[7]
(Secundum) You — ! Isn’t it obvious to pour our heart and blood into this project — our mission?!! There really is something not properly calibrated in you, isn’t there, Tertium?!
(Secundum) You defective product! Go and ask for a recalibration!
(Fate) …All right?
(Nii) You’re nicely broken, too. (offset) After that fight with Nagi.


Page 17

[1]
(Fate) Soul hunting…
(Fate) For the sake of the project, of maintaining the Magic World — even so,
(Fate) compared to fighting with that man [jp: Nagi] again, handling a task like this is…

[2]
(Fate) …Is there really something wrong with me?
(Fate) Thoughts like these coming from a tool.

[3]
(Fate) As Secundum said, I should ask Master to…

[4]
(Fate) ?!

[5]
(Fate) Ugh…
(Fate) Wh… What?

[6]
(Fate) My… My core…!
(Fate) Am I really uncalibrated…?

[7]
(Fate) Ugh…


Page 18

[3]
(Fate) …
(Fate) Where is this?

[4]
(?) Ah!

[5]
(?) Oh…
(?) Um…

[6]
(?) Are you all right?

(Text) A chance meeting with Shiori. Soon, his hesitation will take a distinct form…?!!

[7]
(Fate) ?


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