Chapter 184 – We Are Friends After All!

Translator: Makisima

Proofreader: Hieu

I mounted up into the castle with Epsilon and stand in front of a door to a place that looked like a warehouse.

There were two soldiers guarding here, but I’d better let them sleep for a while.

“It’s right here.”

Epsilon said with a serious face.


As expected of Violet-san. Even though there was a door separating us, I could clearly feel the presence of her cold breath.

I opened the door and walked into the warehouse.

The moonlight shone in through a large glass panel in the wall of the warehouse.

There was a pedestal in the center.

A dry black finger was placed on the pedestal under the moonlight.

Ah, Violet-san.

What a pity she became like that.

“Shadow-sama! Please be careful.”

“It’s okay. It’s okay.”

I slightly waved my hand and walked toward the pedestal.

We were friends after all.

Violet-san must be imprisoned the way she was when we met at the Holy Ground.

For a human finger, this was quite big. Black and ugly, it was like being mutated by Demon Possession…

“The feeling of mana also feels very similar?”


Violet-san survived by focusing all her mana on just one finger. She certainly did reject her humanity to a considerable extent.

Violet-san used to say that I was an amazing guy, but actually she was even more amazing.

The so-called Demon Possession was magic deviation or sudden mutation. Whilst treating Alpha and the others, I found out it is more accurate to call it a genetic trait rather than a disease.

The bloodline of those mutated by Demon Possession was a bit different than others.

However, even if Alpha and the others continued to rampage like that, they would not end up like Violet-san.

The blood of Alpha and the others was not as dense as that of Violet-san. It’s better to say that Violet-san was more like the source of their blood.

I touched Violet-san’s finger.

“That’s dangerous, Shadow-sama!!”

Violet-san’s finger responded to me.


I injected mana into it in place of a greeting, and then the finger trembled slightly.

“Kill me…”

That were her last words.

The finger then bent as if it nodded slightly.

If I wanted to do as she said, then I would just need to make the fingers disappeared without leaving behind any traces. Of course I could do that.

“Emm, but I won’t do that.”

We were friends after all.

The finger trembled as if it was protesting.

“Without outside help, it will be difficult for you to find your other parts.”

The finger seemed to be annoyed, swaying for a while, and then it nodded slightly.

“I want to carry the finger with me, but the size is a bit big now. Can’t you be smaller?”

Violet-san seemed to let out a sound of “emm”. It bent awkwardly as though being worried.

Violet-san’s finger was bigger than my arm.

“It doesn’t matter if you can’t. Let me do it.”

What I have to do is the same as treating Demon Possession.

Violet-san’s blood was thicker, so it would be much more troublesome than treating Alpha and the others.

But it wouldn’t take long since there was only one finger.

After I fully injected my own mana into it, Violet-san’s finger was surrounded by blue-purple mana.

Then, at the moment when the light faded away, a common female-sized finger appeared.

It was the pinky on the left hand.

It was a fine and slender finger, and the fingernail was well-manicured.

I didn’t know why Violet-san’s finger was shaking.

But anyway, now I could put it in my pocket.

The severed part was a bit disgusting though!

I could feel a trace of mana from the severed part. I felt it was somewhat similar to Freya’s.

Was the finger cut by Freya?

However, the mana dissipated with little left, so there was no way to prove it.

“It’s over. Let’s go.”

I looked back at Epsilon and saw her staring at me, speechless.


“Okay, let’s go.”

“Ehhh? Ah, yes… Ehhhhhhh?”

I held Epsilon’s hand and left. She seemed to be so shocked that she just kept saying “ehhhhh”.

Chapter 183 - Infatuated with That Courage and Insight
Chapter 185 - If He Was Born Before A Thousand Years Ago

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 on2:23 pm - Aug 10, 2019

Who’s Violet? Maybe I missed it

    Kaede Posted on11:11 pm - Aug 11, 2019

    She was introduced on Holy Land Arc.

TunakTunakTuTun Posted on7:11 pm - Jun 22, 2019

what the use of finger unless it used for fingering….

mbombok Posted on7:25 pm - Jun 21, 2019

Thanks for the chapter

A55mh Posted on7:51 am - Jun 19, 2019

Sid is sick. So lewd. Holding hand and “finger”

Airaira Posted on1:43 am - Jun 19, 2019

Since when shadow knew that violet is diablos or he just only know violet not diablos ?

I think i miss something here lol

    Circle Posted on2:53 am - Jun 19, 2019

    He doesn’t know Violet-san is Diabolos – or that there ever was a Diabolos for that matter – he’s just remarking on how she has similar symptoms to Demon Possession – which he knows as simple magic deviation (too much magic for the user to reliably control thus destroying the body) – and noticed that it’s on a greater scale making the rest of the girl’s Demon Possession seem derivative in nature.

    From this, it would actually be enough clues to piece together the fact Aurora is Diabolos when combined with the evidence pointing to the fact that Freya, who he just heard from Epsilon is a hero, cut off her finger from the residual magic he felt, but that would require a couple of leaps of logic.

      Kendov Posted on6:55 am - Jun 19, 2019

      It would also mean that his chuuni is the actual truth which would break the comedy part of the story. It will probably happen at the very end, but not anytime soon

    firosahoge Posted on10:27 am - Jun 19, 2019

    It’s been a while since I read that arc, but I thought he knew that Violet was Diabolos after saving her from the church sanctuary thing when he blew everything up. I think it was her hand there, but I guess there are more parts all around the world to put her back together.

August Posted on11:51 pm - Jun 18, 2019

behold, when training to achieve omnipresent has bear the fruit to next level

Green leaf Posted on3:54 pm - Jun 18, 2019

Well done. Happy with the new chapter.
Good work Heiu!👍

heavenjudgement2 Posted on12:33 pm - Jun 18, 2019

Thank for the chapter! It relieves me from my works’ headache.

Shadow admirer Posted on12:12 pm - Jun 18, 2019

Please keep your translation pace as always. I always waiting for when it released.

    Makisma fan in disguise Posted on4:18 am - Jun 19, 2019

    It like your wife waiting for u at home and then intense censore
    It was my fav and still fav

Jays Posted on11:30 am - Jun 18, 2019

The one he sig fights… the witch of calamaty or something??…

ishira Posted on10:56 am - Jun 18, 2019

Thank you for the chapter~

…. Who is this Violet again? I only have faint memory of her.

    Nhan Sieu Posted on2:00 pm - Jun 18, 2019

    Witch Of Calamity. 2nd dangerous threat after Diablo. She escaped with MC after trapped in Sanctum in 1000+ years several arcs ago in Trial.

      Deus Venatus Posted on2:34 pm - Jun 18, 2019

      She IS Diablo, after suffering “demonic possession” she became like that lol

DDon Posted on9:38 am - Jun 18, 2019

“I held Epsilon’s hand and left.”
1 point for epsilon…
she will either be killed or interrogate to death by her fellow sisters later~

    Irushia Posted on6:12 pm - Jun 18, 2019

    She wont if she didnt talk about it (holding hand part)

Sam Posted on4:11 am - Jun 18, 2019

Maki-sama thank you for translation

Akyas Posted on1:27 am - Jun 18, 2019

Arigatou Makisima-san

Hikaru Posted on11:25 pm - Jun 17, 2019

violet rejects her humanity, is she Dio’s relative?

Paps Posted on11:20 pm - Jun 17, 2019

Thanks for another wonderfull chapter.

Allen Reynaldi Posted on10:43 pm - Jun 17, 2019

I really appreciate your wonderful work, Makisima-san
Thanks for your hardwork!

Ultimate boredom Posted on10:36 pm - Jun 17, 2019

I wonder how much Diablos and Shadow Garden would be shocked to learn that the most mystical Shadow was only play-acting till now and hardly being serious.

    Stralvan Posted on1:10 pm - Jun 19, 2019


Raihan Posted on10:14 pm - Jun 17, 2019

Thanks for the chapter

thanghe Posted on10:10 pm - Jun 17, 2019

Elipse: “I can’t even say ‘as expected of Shadow-sama’ anymore!”

    Yaboiiiishadow Posted on1:54 am - Jun 18, 2019

    Now who the hell is this elise lol

      Mafuyu Posted on9:53 am - Jun 18, 2019

      hahha, sasuga Anz sama!

    heavenjudgement2 Posted on10:19 am - Jun 18, 2019


Nayfa Posted on10:03 pm - Jun 17, 2019

Thank you for chapter 😜😜😜

Potato Posted on10:03 pm - Jun 17, 2019

Atleast when it comes to magic, he’s not completely clueless… Rather it was more correct to say that Sid’s brain only works when it was about combat and magic…

    SmaragdinaBeta Posted on1:53 am - Jun 18, 2019

    Probably a side effect from his last training in the previous world…

FTxNexus Posted on9:57 pm - Jun 17, 2019

What a total creep. Carrying around a severed finger in his pocket so casually xD

    Carmeops Posted on10:17 pm - Jun 17, 2019

    a living, twitching finger, mind you

      Kucing Terbang Posted on11:57 am - Jun 18, 2019

      A living, twitching and expressive finger. How can a severed finger be this cute?

        Irushia Posted on6:08 pm - Jun 18, 2019

        Don’t forget that it can understand you lol

    HW Posted on11:16 pm - Jun 17, 2019

    He collected blood, gargled, and spit them out before. He’s not normal in any case.

    Vandarker Posted on12:03 am - Jun 18, 2019

    Yoshikage Kira is proud

      KaazdDov Posted on3:44 am - Jun 18, 2019

      is that a motherfucking jojo reference

deras Posted on9:49 pm - Jun 17, 2019

Epsilon.exe has crashed lol

strayCat0 Posted on9:45 pm - Jun 17, 2019

Thanks for the chapter, Makisima!

dark delusion Posted on9:43 pm - Jun 17, 2019

Damn Dense Riajuu