Chapter 177 – Died On the Spot

Translator: Makisima

Proofreader: Hieu

Maa! As for the result of my hard work, everything went in the right direction.

The soldiers success was credited to Black Rose, of which originated from my magic. From this experiment, I realized my magic can be used for other purposes, like strengthening others, not just myself.

It could be said that we had succeeded.

The Vow of Black Rose members were cleaning up the battlefield after capturing Rajta Count’s castle. Tulpicano seemed to be killed in the battle. It seemed that Goldoh had become the new leader. Although I didn’t listen to their conversation carefully, according to Mr. Goldoh, he would communicate with Royalists first and then lead Vow of Black Rose to converge with the rebellion army.

Therefore, I had to be well prepared.

It was still dark outside. The moon was shining in the sky.

While I was searching the surroundings with my magic, I found two familiar breath for some reason.

The first breath that gave forth quite ominous magic came from the upper floor of the castle.

“Isn’t this Violet-san?”

I made her acquaintance in the Holy Ground. She was like a phantom in the fantasy story. Although she had disappeared at that time, she seemed to be living in secret somewhere in this world.

I thought it was Violet-san’s breath. I was unable to approach her as there were lots of people there, so I decided to greet her after those people left.

The second breath came from the underground area of the castle.

“What brought us here?”

I stopped making preparations and infiltrated in the underground area of the castle.


In the underground area, Epsilon perceived a powerful magic wave.

“This magic is…?”

It seemed that something had happened outside.

As far as Epsilon knew, only her master and herself could release such powerful magic. Her master could change the wavelength of his magic, so it was impossible for Epsilon to recognize his magic accurately. Besides, she didn’t believe that her busy master had come to this castle on the border.

In this case, it might be a match for her master, an ancient relic or a natural phenomenon.

However, something had happened on the ground.

“This has become a troublesome issue…”

Epsilon applied pressure to the serious injury to her chest to stop the bleeding.

The cause of the incident started with her sneaking into the Kingdom of Oriana as a member of Shadow Garden. As a world famous pianist, she was highly praised in the Cloud Kingdom, which enabled her to enter the interior of the kingdom easily to collect information.

Unfortunately, she was seen through by Mordred there.

Mordred surprise-attacked her.

One of Mordred blows tore Epsilon’s chest.

Generally, such a heavy blow could kill anybody.


Thanks to the Slime bodysuit, she survived, albeit with serious injuries..

Epsilon’s body, specifically her heart, had a great defensive capability, because there were multiple protections there.

Despite this, the sudden attack threw Epsilon off her guard. She failed to make use of her defensive capability and was seriously injured.

In fact, that slash at the very beginning had determined the outcome of the battle between them.

Afterwards, Epsilon noticed that the situation was unfavorable for her, so she retreated, with Mordred hard on her heels. But Epsilon, who had been seriously injured, naturally could not easily escape, so she had to make a painful decision.

She detonated the explosives that had been set up for the plan and blew up part of the castle. 

Although she escaped the castle and successfully threw Mordred off,  the cult’s pursuers were still chasing after her. 

It’s winter, the snow lying thick on the ground everywhere in Oriana, so it was difficult for Epsilon to escape. Epsilon would leave footprints and bloodstain if she walked on the snow. Besides, she reeks of blood…

Even if she suppressed her pain and pulled away, the pursuers would catch up with her soon.

She was lacking physical strength due to serious wounds. Soshe decided to take her chances.

She sneaked into the city of Rajta Count and waited for the pursuers to pass by. The most dangerous place is the safest – who could have guessed that she hid in the city where echelons of the cult lived? Epsilon has bought some time for her this way.

However, the problem was the turmoil that occurred on the ground before. There had been a great magic here, and people would definitely start to pay attention to it as time went by. Then it would become difficult for her to escape.

Epsilon must move immediately.

However, she didn’t have enough time to recover from injuries.


The slash caused by Mordred was so deep that she was deprived of physical strength and magic.

She stood up with her hand on the wall of the underpass.

In order not to aggravate wounds, she moved slowly.

Just then, she heard the sound of breathing as some people were approaching from the front.

Then, there were footsteps behind her.

“Ah, that’s…”

She was so unlucky.

Epsilon drew the Slime Sword and walked forward.

She could only forcibly break through before Mordred caught up.

Then she met the enemy.

“We felt a huge magic wave and came here. Could it be you?”

The cult’s pursuers.

Moreover, all five people had a second name.

“Sending five people to chase me – does the cult have nothing else to do?”

“It shows how much we value you.Thanks to you Shadow Gardens, so many of our plans have been upset.”

“It’s my pleasure!”

She quipped though, though it was actually difficult for her, who was seriously injured, to deal with five enemies all having a second name.

The footsteps behind her indicated that the people behind were approaching.

Epsilon tutted.

Thanks for Hieu’s help! I’ve reedited this chapter. Enjoy~

Chapter 176 - Evil God・Instant Kill・〇〇〇 Sword
Chapter 178 - So-called Master

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.


AceMin Posted on10:28 am - Aug 10, 2019

Thxs for translation

k~ Posted on11:53 am - Jul 21, 2019

I can’t remember. Is Epsilon the one who uses slime suit to gain big boobs?

mbombok Posted on7:05 pm - Jun 21, 2019

Thanks for the chapter

Vongprachanh Posted on3:54 pm - Jun 4, 2019

who’s Violet again?

    😛 Posted on9:30 pm - Jun 4, 2019

    I wanna know too. Can’t remember anything😫

    Rotten Potato Posted on5:08 pm - Jun 8, 2019

    The Witch of Calamity, Aurora. You can also call her Diablo.

Tripkex Posted on12:38 am - May 30, 2019

Please update new chapters

heavenjudgement2 Posted on11:29 am - May 29, 2019

So Epsilon wears under armor shirt.

Man LIl Posted on5:16 am - May 29, 2019

aRIGaTou TY sama

DrV Posted on4:18 am - May 29, 2019

Thanks for the chapter.

Ace Posted on11:27 pm - May 28, 2019

You’ve done well to translate up to here, hero!

heavenjudgement2 Posted on6:55 pm - May 28, 2019

Thank for chapter!

Shadow admirer Posted on3:16 pm - May 28, 2019

No less from Epsilon, as Number Five in the Seven, still not dying. Rescue her, Shadow-han.
P.S: Still waiting when next chapter update

Lemon Posted on10:46 am - May 28, 2019

Thanks for the translations. I noticed you guys are using ‘Rajta Count’ but it should be ‘Count Rajta’ if count is the title then it goes in front. Unless the guys full name is actually Rajta Count in that case my mistake haha.

    Makisima Posted on10:56 am - May 30, 2019

    Thanks for pointing out the mistake~

Filza Buana Posted on5:43 am - May 28, 2019

Thanks for the translation, waiting for the next chapter.

Zax Posted on1:57 am - May 28, 2019

Of course the master is gonna get involved for sure next. Thanks for the chapter

Paps Posted on10:34 pm - May 27, 2019

Thanks for the chapter, wonderfull as always. This line: ‘Her master could change the wavelength of her magic, so it was impossible for Epsilon to recognize her magic accurately’ – if Epsilon is refering to Sid when mentioning her master the should be ‘change the wavelength of his magic’ instead of ‘her magic’.

Gin Hindew 110 Posted on9:05 am - May 25, 2019

“She, especially her heart, had a great defensive capability, because there were multiple protections there.”

Boobs are holders of great power, even if they are implants… no, specially if they are implants

    Ultimate boredom Posted on1:27 pm - May 25, 2019

    Words of wisdom

Krozam Posted on5:52 am - May 25, 2019

It’s not like I don’t appreciate the work, but… why release unedited chapters? It’s pretty painful to read. How long does it generally take for these chapters to get edited?

    Azi Dahaka Posted on2:04 pm - May 26, 2019

    Because some people like me are too impatient to wait.
    I don’t mind the slightly worse translation, I have read worse even after being edited.

Busker Posted on5:28 am - May 25, 2019

The last lines in the last chapter are missing

WorlD35 Posted on4:49 am - May 25, 2019

Some of pronoun for Epsilon are wrong. Nevertheless thanks for the chapter

Basil22 Posted on4:04 am - May 25, 2019

Please I can’t wait.

haraka Posted on2:08 am - May 25, 2019

GAHH cliffhanger!! thanks for the chapter!

Anargya Posted on8:23 pm - May 24, 2019

Thanks for the chapter~

Chen Posted on8:18 pm - May 24, 2019

Thanks for the chapter, but yeah this is severely in need of an editor.

A~b Posted on8:00 pm - May 24, 2019

Thx for the translation
btw, some third person pronouns are wrong, he become she and vice versa…

A55mh Posted on7:45 pm - May 24, 2019


lum Posted on7:15 pm - May 24, 2019

thanks for the chapter