Chapter 193 – It’s Not My Fault The Shot Went Awry

Translator: Makisima from wangmamaread

Proofreader: Hieu

Epsilon ran hurriedly in the dark forest. She should had thrown off the soldiers of the Cult of Diabolos. But she could still sense the huge mana waves behind her.

“The opponent has much more stamina than me…”

It would be better not to take a long-term battle. After all, Epsilon would be the first to be worn out.

When she was just about to stop, Kai and Omega, who respectively ran from the left and right side of the forest, joined her.

“The sneak attack was successful.”

“We have crippled the Cult of Diabolos… Who is the girl chasing you?”

They looked at the girl behind them as running.

“The Cult of Diabolos is the culprit turning her into that. But Shadow Garden should also be held responsible for her, too” Said Epsilon, and then she stopped running.

Kai and Omega also stopped at the same time, looking back at Emilia.

Epsilon witnessed the death of Olba on the spot. She heard about Alpha killing Emilia in a report. Of course, Epsilon knew that the real culprit was the Cult of Diabolos.

Deep in her heart, Epsilon secretly hoped that Emilia could find peace.

But Epsilon clearly knew this was only a pipe dream before the tragic ending.

“The cycle of hatred must be broken out of.”

The three of them raised their swords.

Emilia, who had caught up with them with an amazing speed, released a huge wave of magic when she was approaching.

“—— Atomic.”

Suddenly they heard a low voice from nowhere, which seemed to reverberate with the abyss. Then the surrounding space was dyed in purple-blue light.


When she came to, Epsilon was lying in the forest. Apparently, she seemed to have fainted even for just a few seconds.

The purple-blue light disappeared, but there were traces of huge waves of magic around it.

“… my shot went awry.”

Hearing the sound of master, Epsilon turned around.

What she saw was her beloved master wrapped in a long black coat.

Epsilon didn’t feel any magic right until the moment she was surrounded by the blue-purple  light.

It was as if master suddenly came out of an empty space and shot straight at her. The shot was so powerful that she couldn’t escape.

If Epsilon was the target, she would have disappeared without a trace. Epsilon trembled in fear of such a formidable magic without any sign, and her respect for her master who could easily do this.


Epsilon’s mind was filled with thousands of words to express her feelings, but master who looked back seemed to be filled with guilt, so she swallowed her words.

However, it must be her illusion that master looked guilty.

After all, master just looked at Emilia’s burnt body.

No, not a body.

“She is still alive…”

What an amazing tenacity.

Epsilon understood the true meaning of master’s words “… my shot went awry.” For master who was beyond perfection, he did miss the target so that Emilia was alive.

Master gathered blue-purple magic in his hand and walked to Emilia.

Master must want to give her the last shot.

Master must have known everything. He knew how Emilia grew up under inhuman experiments, and the deep hatred in her heart…

So master, having the same thought as Epsilon, was going to break the cycle of hatred here.

“Please, wait!”

Epsilon rushed to the front of master.

“By any chance, please give Milia to me! We can cure her!”

Epsilon’s voice was shaking. She didn’t want to make master unhappy, which the most horrible thing in this world for her.

However, this was the last chance to cure Emilia, just like how master treated Epsilon.

“I understand your feelings, Shadow-sama. However… she is just a victim.”

Epsilon didn’t dare to look at master’s face, lowering her head in fear.


Master’s voice was unexpectedly gentle.

Then the purple-blue magic was injected into Milia’s body and healed her.

“I will leave her in your care.”

“O, okay!”

Master gently touched Epsilon’s head, which was so warm that she would never forget the feeling of master’s palm for the rest of her life.

Shadow disappeared into the darkness.


“Master’s magic is formidable…”

Kai and Omega’s gaze followed Shadow with their  mouth opened.

“Hurry, take her back to Alexandria!!”

Master helped to cure Emilia, but Epsilon was still worried about the residual effects of the experiment. It would take certain time for Milia to fully recover.

Kai and Omega lifted Emilia, while Epsilon opened a way for them. Finally they disappeared deep into the forest.

After a while, words came from the empty forest.

“It’s not my fault the shot went awry.”



Then the forest fell into silence again.

Chapter 192 - Let Me Show You Perfect Magic Control
Chapter 194 - Great Sacrifice for World Peace and Science

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 on5:06 pm - Aug 10, 2019

Reply if u think Milia gonna join Shadow Garden

surerman Posted on10:07 pm - Aug 5, 2019

So as far as I remember, we only know 5 of “Seven Shadow” active on stage while the 7th one;Eta is only mentioned during John Smith arc deciphering code to sooth Alpha and the gang’s mood.

While there’s only 1 of “The Numbers” active on stage, which is Nyuu the 13th ; until this “Oriana Political Storm” arc we introduced to Omega the 24th.

But Kai? is she also member of “the Numbers” ? if yes, what is his number?

Rose Oriana is number 666, it’s mean Kai is above her in ranks. But then again Shadow-sama never told us complete roster of his 690 Harem Armies LOL

*7 Shadow + 17 Numbers + 666 troops = 690
oops did I count it right? perhaps 666 is the total?

    Greebo Posted on12:57 pm - Aug 21, 2019

    About Kai. This is a transplantation mistake. It’s how google translator translate “カイ” which is Greek letter “chi” which is exactly 22-nd letter. Sooo she is from “The Numbers” and her number is 22, ( or15 if “7 Shadows” didn’t count as numbers)

    Sanary Posted on8:08 pm - Oct 3, 2019

    i think lots of members know his face but in same time , the guy has no clue about them as
    1. He is bad with remember people
    2. He doesnt care, heal the people like Emilia is like apply saliva to the small cut wound for him
    3. His cult can heal the victim they found along the way too so they can spread without him knowing

    Rash9000 Posted on9:07 am - Oct 4, 2019

    I don’t think shadow knows how many troops he has. He just rolls with whatever the 7 shadow toss at him lol

epsilon Posted on2:21 am - Jul 27, 2019

Thank you have already translate this chapter.

Paps Posted on11:56 pm - Jul 23, 2019

HAHAHAH, is so funny that the boke for Sid baka is a finguer!!!!!!!!!!

Dyshana Posted on9:54 am - Jul 16, 2019

So Shadow interpreted Epsilons statement”However… she is just a victim.” as something that he did. Damn this Novel is really hilarious

heavenjudgement2 Posted on11:02 am - Jul 15, 2019

Thank for the dose

bumen mangu Posted on11:21 pm - Jul 14, 2019

thanks for the chapter… this noovel never fails to make me an awry smile

Sog Posted on10:54 pm - Jul 14, 2019

Is this a monthly release?

+++Cer0+++ Posted on4:12 pm - Jul 14, 2019

thnx for the chapter…

198/198 reading raw

Sleed Posted on11:11 am - Jul 14, 2019

Hahaha b aah ahaha

What, when is next chapter coming I want to know what he actually happened

Nayfa Posted on9:45 am - Jul 14, 2019

Thank you for chapter 😍😍😍

Gio Posted on3:08 am - Jul 14, 2019

Does anybody know just How many more chapters are in this volume

    Another Anon Posted on8:39 am - Jul 14, 2019

    Only 5 more till we catch up with WN chapters afaik.
    Then, we’ll have the “drought”.

    Atleast the LN has 3 volumes now, and it has a few extra stuffs- The manga should cover those tho, if it ever get there.

      kara Posted on11:31 am - Jul 14, 2019

      ARGHHHH I hope there is a fan ln translation of this series somewhere!!!

        Man Lil Posted on3:14 pm - Jul 14, 2019

        Ummm, this is the fan translation…

          Dramet Posted on8:08 pm - Jul 16, 2019

          This is wn not ln translation

      Matti Posted on2:51 am - Jul 15, 2019

      Amazon has first light novel titled The Eminence in Shadow, Vol. 1. Available for pre-order, will deliver in November

        wscp Posted on4:09 pm - Jul 16, 2019

        I’d but is I had a cars that could do international transactions…

Irushia Posted on1:45 am - Jul 14, 2019

Subaru : “Emilia-tan”
Emilia : *Blasted by nuclear*

J Posted on1:24 am - Jul 14, 2019

he almost killed epsilon and the gang..

DrV Posted on12:00 am - Jul 14, 2019

We need more misunderstandings… Final was good) Thanks for the chapter!

Nhan Sieu Posted on11:55 pm - Jul 13, 2019

Imagine jogging in the night, then a fucking small nuke came out of nowhere with the word Automic also coming out of nowhere.

a55mh Posted on9:52 pm - Jul 13, 2019

ty vm

Allen Reynaldi Posted on8:02 pm - Jul 13, 2019

Thanks for the chapter!

peerlessbaka Posted on7:58 pm - Jul 13, 2019

Oh, this is getting interesting. It’s a sad thing that I’ve left with a cliffhanger, even when I binge read it from when the latest chapter in the manga stops

Another Anon Posted on7:06 pm - Jul 13, 2019

*Sasuga intensifies*

Ultimate boredom Posted on6:24 pm - Jul 13, 2019

Thanks for the chapter

Braidzay Posted on6:03 pm - Jul 13, 2019

Wait , the petin was from Aurora ? Could it mean … SHE KNOWS ? She is not affected by the CHUUNIBYOU POWER ?! B-B-BAKANA !
Thanks for the chapter as always ^^

    sleed Posted on11:12 am - Jul 14, 2019

    I think petin is onomatopeya for him falling on the ground

SaMu Posted on5:59 pm - Jul 13, 2019

Wow Shadow try not to destroy a mountain by mistake. Those are nuclear blasts you’re throwing around.

Thanks for the chapter

guy smiley Posted on5:45 pm - Jul 13, 2019

is ‘Petin’ a sound effect, or a persons name, or what? also ty for chapter

    SaMu Posted on5:57 pm - Jul 13, 2019

    Sound effect. Probably from a finger poking Shadow

    Alfha Robby Posted on6:40 pm - Jul 13, 2019

    its the sound effect from aurora’s finger pinch or tick Shadow lololo

      Kucing Terbang Posted on3:33 pm - Jul 14, 2019

      How can a finger perform a pinch…

Kuya Chasw Posted on5:23 pm - Jul 13, 2019

Nao…. we will see Shadow Onii chan in the text… Lolis do bring things to lige!

Arch Jan G. Dofitas Posted on4:54 pm - Jul 13, 2019

Finally, I finally caught up in the series. Thanks for the translation. The letter “e” in Emilia in some paragraph is missing. Shadow’s entrance is cool though.

    Askun Posted on5:40 pm - Jul 13, 2019

    is not missing an e… but that her nick name… “milia”