Chapter 169 – In This Troop You Will Earn A Lot of Money

Translator: Makisima

Proofreader: Nevermind

I found out that there were about 10 thousand people who lived on this street and many were waiting to be tested.

Today was a  sunny day and I could see the clear blue sky. The white snow on the field was glowing because of sunshine.

There were about 100 men who were dressed pourly.

I pretended as if I was a young man fighting for my country and joined them.

“Hey guys, have you heard about that? We can be promoted to captain in only 3 days. So I’ve quit my job and came here.”

Original translation from wangmamaread.

“Wow, they say we can earn thousands of coins per month. I’ve sold my farmands too.”

“And even though we don’t have any experience we can be promoted rapidly. Then I can mortgage my wife out.”

These middle-aged man who were full of muscle were talking about this job excitedly. They looked like some people doing an excellent job who were filled with dreams and hope.

“Welcome, everyone! You are all brave fighters of Oriana.”

This gigantic man, who looked like a pig, dressed as an upstart did. He smiled suspiciously, and then he said.

“I’m Tulpicano and I’m glad to see you all here!! Let me welcome you to our Royalists faction and then we will test your abilities. We do this so that you can show us your talent perfectly for your job.”

Then there was a team of ugly soldiers behind him.

They didn’t look like soldiers in a regular army.

“Hey, Tulpicano. I’m Quinton and I worked as a mercenary before. So I wanted to ask you, are you all a regular army?”

That was good. That guy Quinton  looked like a vicious professional wrestler and he asked a question which a lot of people wanted to know. But I guess I had seen him before.

“Hmmm this is a good question! But don’t worry! It’s an honourable noble who asked me to raise the troops!! Here, this is the Conscription order.”

Tulpicano gave him the Conscription order and Quinton read it carefully.

“Oh, he really is an honourable noble and this seal is true. I believe that if we work for Tulpicano, we will earn a lot of money.

Quinton said loudly, but he didn’t show them the Conscription order. Then he gave it back to Tulpicano.

“Wooo, it’s true!? But Quinton who had experienced war has told us, so there’s no problem. Maybe it’s real.”

“Fight! I said that selling my farmland was a good decision!”

“Yeah!! I can redeem my wife.”

They started cheering loudly.”

Huhu, I got it. This is to prove that the monthly income is not a lie.”

Having a dream is not a bad thing.

“Then let us start the test! It’s my pleasure to invite Goldoh. Kinmekki-sama, who is the son of an honourable noble, to be our chief examiner for the test! Welcome to our test!!!”


Everyone cheered loudly.

Goldoh. Kinmeki-sama wore a suit of golden armour, and looked handsome just by standing there. But I thought that that’s just an illusion.

“Wow, his armour is made from gold! Who’s that guy?”

“Ho-, how would I know? But you can feel a noble aura coming off from him. I think we can earn a lot of money if we become his follower!”

“Im-, impossible, is he connected to the royal family!? Good times for us are coming, I’m going to become rich, even though I’m fourth child of a poor peasant’s family.”

Goldoh.Kinmekki-sama was a real noble. Umm, he must be.

Original translation from wangmamaread.

“Now, my name is Goldoh. Kinmekki. And just as you think, I’m going to be your examiner. We are going to test you one by one. You will be fighting with me using your specialities. First, hmm, what was it… Ah, yes. Quinton, was it?”

“Emmm, we start from me??”

“I can tell just by looking at you that you’re quite strong, aren’t you?.”

“Hmm, thank you, you also look quite strong.”

Both of them drew their swords, and took a stance that looked theatrical. Looks like both of them are magic swordsmen.

And then, both of them attacked each other in a flashy manner.

It looked like an action movie, too much useless and flashy movement, but for me it looked just like a play..

If you were to add sound effects it would be something like 【kinkinkin!!】, 【doka!】, 【baki!】, 【tyudonn!!】, or so.




Everyone started cheering as hard as they could.

Emmm, I mean, I know that they should be capable of doing something like this, but it’s just flashy. It doesn’t seem like they are serious about it… No, it’s alright, I’m a mob and the mob are not capable of detecting something like that. .

Their swords and magic collided creating a flashy explosion that threw the snow around them. After that, both of them put their swords down.

“Quinton, you are just as strong as I thought you are…”

“You too…”

“Okay, I’m gonna put Quinton in charge of the newcomers. Does anyone have any objections?”

Nobody seemed to have any objections. Although there were some other magic swordsmen, but it didn’t look like there was one capable of beating Quinton.

That’s OK, I just have to act like a mob character and flatter him later.

“Quinton, as of now, you are in charge of new team of newcomers, which means you are a captain, right?”

“Are you kidding me! He became a captain in just one day!?”

Goldoh. and Quinton were acting like in a play.

“Yes! This troop will reward you in proportion to your worth. If you are talented, you will be rewarded..”

“Wow! That means not only me, but other people have a chance right!??”

“Certainly! If you work hard for your captain, you’ll have an equal chance of promotion!”

“Wow! I’m gonna get promoted and earn tons of money!”

“Come on! Attempt the test! There are still two captain slots free!!!!”


After watching their play, everyone became excited..

Then they started to test everyone.

Chapter 168 - What Were Ideal Powers in Shadows in My Mind? (Part 2)
Chapter 170 - The Dream Of Two Men

Makisima is the translator of To Be a Power in the Shadows!. She likes Japan and Japanese novels. She is shy but you can talk all about Japanese novels with her.


mbombok Posted on6:24 pm - Jun 21, 2019

Thanks for the chapter

Seregosa Posted on11:49 am - Jun 19, 2019

You need a proper editor that actually has some basic grasp on english grammar and how to write sentences… badly.

The entire translation needs to be re-written to flow decently and re-worded to not feel childish and stupid.

No offense.

I hope there’ll be a proper editor in a few chapters…

    Doki doki muthfucka Posted on2:48 am - Nov 17, 2019

    You should consider that shes following the book right she cant change how childish it is because that the mcs personailty

Zenith Posted on9:05 pm - Jun 15, 2019

Loooool, this is sooo fishy… But I guess this is what they’re doing after being bought as slaves?

AceMin Posted on1:15 pm - May 13, 2019

This is definitely scripted by them. Thx for the translation

Gin Hindew 110 Posted on12:04 pm - May 7, 2019

Such an amazing job, surely women will flock to them after seeing them working in such a position, they should click on the ads and learn the secret to enlarge their penises ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

MadMaxKT Posted on2:51 am - May 7, 2019

Thanks for the chapter!

ClosetWeeb101 Posted on10:12 pm - May 6, 2019

Many thanks for the chapter!!!~

Lop Posted on6:50 pm - May 6, 2019


Bepis Posted on6:33 pm - May 6, 2019

Literally nothing happened in this chapter… we learned one barely passable piece of knowledge, that the royalists are conmen…

    Mowtine Posted on11:07 pm - May 6, 2019

    They aren’t royalists. Its implied that that is part of the con too.

Paps Posted on6:08 pm - May 6, 2019

Thanks for the chapter, really those guys are awfull performers!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA

Mitz Posted on5:24 pm - May 6, 2019

i can see where thia is going already xD a soldier and a princess

Man Lil Posted on4:50 pm - May 6, 2019

Thank You for the Chapter !
I’ve actually seen such bad acting in Pyramid Schemes before lol

    Deus Venatus Posted on7:52 pm - May 6, 2019

    Lol in my opinion? Those that actually manage to get themselves fooled by this kinda thing, DESERVE what they get… Lmao X’D

      Leon Posted on9:50 pm - May 6, 2019

      And yet, this sort of ploy is still used in modern world almost everywhere and many ordinary people fall for it even though they know that such schemes exist, just unable to identify it when it is them on The recieving side *sigh

        noni Posted on10:48 am - May 8, 2019

        When you’re in such a deperate situation, your brain will trick you to believe them. People don’t get scammed for being stupid, they get scammed for being desperate.

Ares Pride Posted on2:44 pm - May 6, 2019

Thx for the chapter

a55mh Posted on2:35 pm - May 6, 2019

quinton and goldoh hmmm, i think i remember them…. oh those 2 r the figthing championship particiant, hmm still alive huh

Carmeops Posted on12:27 pm - May 6, 2019

the classic conman play, you put your own people inside the group of recruits, they fake being super excited to pump up the morale of the newbies

then you do a play with a bit of paper to look official, but no actual newcomer get to see what’s written, then you do a flashy safe pretend of a fight and you place your own man as captain and make the noobs believe it could have been them

but from start to finish, they have no will to give command to any of the meat shields that they are hiring, and they hide their real identity so they can’t be accused of whatever illegal stuff they might make the minions do later

Raihan Posted on12:20 pm - May 6, 2019

Thanks for the chapter. Lol, nice recruitment ad

    Bored Guy Posted on9:44 pm - May 6, 2019

    Even if the acting wasn’t bad, they should have noticed how strong the magic swordsmen are.

Ruwi Posted on12:15 pm - May 6, 2019

Thnx 4 d chp…

The quality of translation isn’t as good as the previous translator yet but this will definitely be appreciated!!

Hopefully we could get to where vol7 cliffhanger left off much faster hehe….

Ultimate boredom Posted on12:12 pm - May 6, 2019

Thanks for the chapter. I have to agree that longer chapter with slower release rate works better for me.