Chapter 196 – A Natural Phenomenon of Unknown Cause or A Paranormal Phenomenon

Translator: Makisima from wangmamaread

Proofreader: Nevermind

At the Royal Castle of the Oriana Kingdom, Mordred was listening to the report from his subordinate.

“Doem seems to have disappeared.”

“Y- Yes…”

A subordinate from the Cult of Diabolos stood before Mordred, whose snow-like white hair was swept back into a ponytail. 

His legs were trembling from nervousness 

“What happened?”

“Ye- Yesterday at night we were attacked by what I think was a small number of enemies who probably belonged to the Shadow Garden.”

“You think?”

“W-we couldn’t confirm their presences.”

“I understand. Now, what are the losses?”

“We lost a lot of personnel. But we’ve already asked the Cult for reinforcements, so there is no problem.”

“The camp was easily invaded, and personnel were assassinated. If that’s not a problem, then my sense of value is quite different from yours. So, what about the damage on Shadow Garden’s side? You must have managed to kill at least one of them, right?”

“W-well… they escaped quickly from fear of our strength…”

“You mean ‘they achieved their objective and withdrew quickly’.”

“Th-they escaped from fear of our strength. Th-that’s the conclusion from our field investigation.”

The color drained from the subordinate’s face.

He was ordered to only ‘report like this’.

 “That’s an interesting field investigation… So, Doem was abducted by Shadow Garden?”

“W-we… don’t know…”

“You don’t know?”

“Y-yes, After Shadow Garden escaped, Doem-sama took command of the scene. But then, he suddenly vanished.”

“Suddenly disappeared…?”

Mordred blinked suspiciously.

“Y-yes. Right before our eyes, he just vanished. He disappeared.”

“Do you think people can suddenly disappear like that?”

“N-no, I don’t…”

“Of course. I assume the field investigation has already been completed?”



“So… would you like to know the results of the investigation?”

“Is there anything else to do?!? Am I the fool or are you the fool? Which one is it? Or perhaps, we think of each other as fools?!?”

The subordinate, who was caught in Mordred’s angry glare, was dripping sweat like a waterfall.

“N-n-no, never, absolutely not. Th-the investigation showed that there is a high possibility of it being the result of an ancient artifact or disturbance caused by demons or a natural phenomenon of unknown cause or a paranormal phenomenon or…”

Mordred frowned.

“…. Basically, you didn’t figure out anything?”

“Y-yes… N-no, no, no, this conclusion was drawn with great care while considering all possibilities. I-it covers all possibilities.”

“Of course. That was a very interesting investigation. As a reward, let me give you my opinion.”

“Mo-Mordred-sama’s opinion?”

“The first attack on different personnel was a trap set by Shadow Garden.”


“Yes. They turned our attention to the attack while one of them sneaked in and abducted Doem. The kidnapper must be an elite even within Shadow Garden. One of the Seven Shadows or maybe Shadow himself…” 

“If so, the culprit is, once again, Shadow Garden”

“Isn’t it obvious? There are also members of Shadow Garden who are proficient at disguise. The one who sneaked in must’ve been in disguise… Could the perpetrator have disguised as Doem?”

Mordred raised his head as if he just realised something.

“The perpetrator disguised as Doem, and then vanished in front of everyone, making it look like a supernatural phenomenon. This way, no one would realise that Shadow Garden was the culprit.”

“N-no way… b-but how can a person just vanish?”

“There must be some sort of trick behind it… I can’t be sure about this because I haven’t been to the scene. But it’s easier to disguise as Doem and vanish, than it would be to make Doem vanish. Don’t you think so too?”

“Yes, that’s true…”

“Well, I don’t know for sure yet. But as a matter of fact, Doem disappeared and the capital city has been surrounded. Shadow Garden may have already sneaked in…

Mordred chuckled.

“W-what should we do… our plan will not proceed smoothly.”

“Well well… Hasn’t this become more interesting than our plan? If Doem’s death should become known, more people from the Royalists Faction will gather.”

“Th-then we have to deal with it as quickly as possible”

“Not necessary. Let them gather. Now that it’s come to this, we’ll end the Oriana Kingdom. Before that, we’d better dispose of all the rubbish here.”

“A-are you going to use ‘that’?”

Mordred just kept on smiling without saying a word.

Then—— he cut off the subordinate’s head.

Blood splashed everywhere as a headless body fell to the ground.

“Shadow Garden – that power of yours, let me see it.”

Chapter 195 - The Secret One Wants to Hide the Most
Chapter 197 - Battle of Darkness

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 on5:32 pm - Nov 26, 2019

Oh Modred….. I wonder what secrets you have
Great Job on the Translation

Beta Posted on2:48 pm - Aug 15, 2019

Thank you have been translate this chapter.

Bobby Posted on2:29 am - Aug 12, 2019

Thanks for the chapter!

Machine Posted on10:25 pm - Aug 10, 2019

Thank you for translating this web novel, I quite like it

Paps Posted on7:37 pm - Aug 9, 2019

Thanks for the chapter, poor Mordred he is asking to see way more that he can handle.

DrV Posted on3:01 pm - Aug 8, 2019

Thanks for the chapter. Final was cruel.

Riutaro Posted on10:56 pm - Aug 7, 2019


Rich13moon Posted on9:14 pm - Aug 7, 2019

Mordered must be dreaming of taking all of shadow garden personnel as his own~ . The reason must be shadow garden is full of Perfect beauties and has a exquisite coordination~~~

    Holow Posted on6:16 am - Aug 11, 2019

    But the last time he ran like bitch from Shadow :/

GashBello Posted on6:06 am - Aug 6, 2019

Thanks for the chapter!!!

onion ninja Posted on3:50 am - Aug 6, 2019

thanks ks for the chapter

Nayfa Posted on3:22 am - Aug 6, 2019

Thank you for chapter 🤔🤔🤔

Castile Posted on12:14 am - Aug 6, 2019

Let’s not put too much hate onto the subordinate, it looks like he was ordered to report that bad news as said. He can’t just say, ‘that’s what I was told to report’, right?

surerman Posted on10:34 pm - Aug 5, 2019

Mordred: “Shadow Garden – that power of yours, let me see it.”

Dude! you just ask to stare Death in the eyes!
I mean, to see a Nuke blown off with your own eyes?
even with long range telescope (which mean you are quite far away) it still dangerous as hell.
Dare I say it’s saver to poke a Dragon’s eye than watch Shadow-sama Atomic attack at close range.
How come you want to be as close as your eyes can see it?
Well.. your funeral, do as you like.

Ashton Posted on9:13 pm - Aug 5, 2019

He prolly just grabbed him while passing by and they’re making theories what happened to doem…

St.George Posted on7:27 pm - Aug 5, 2019

Thanks for the chapter!

heavenjudgement2 Posted on6:36 pm - Aug 5, 2019

Thank for the meal. I feel Modred frustation at his subordinate LOLOLOL.

VerneJules Posted on4:17 pm - Aug 5, 2019

Somehow, I felt the same anger as Mordred to that subordinate.

As I kept reading his name, I kind of wanted to play Avalon again. Hahaha

a55mh Posted on3:02 pm - Aug 5, 2019

modred will be dead for sure

Lazy OP MC Lover Posted on2:20 pm - Aug 5, 2019

I totally would have done the same and killed that dumbass of a subordinate. Also, Mordred definitely sounds more like a power in the shadows than shadow himself.

man Posted on2:17 pm - Aug 5, 2019

TY TL sama !
Yeesh I would have to trapped like a North Korean to have to obey murderous asswipes.

Nhan Sieu Posted on1:44 pm - Aug 5, 2019

We might see another I am atomic

Trata Miento Posted on12:35 pm - Aug 5, 2019

Boi, does the next raw chapter out yet?

reokyouma Posted on12:01 pm - Aug 5, 2019

LOL Death Flag

Raihan Posted on10:57 am - Aug 5, 2019

Thanks for the chapter

Allen Reynaldi Posted on10:47 am - Aug 5, 2019

Thanks for the chapter!