Chapter 197 – Battle of Darkness

Translator: Makisima from wangmamaread

Proofreader: Hieu

A young girl turned her gaze towards the far away gate of the capital.

Her pink blond hair danced in the wind against the grey sky. That girl was the princess of Oriana Kingdom, Clara Oriana.

“The capital has been surrounded by our army. Other lords who plead their loyalty to you are on their way. Once the army has assembled, we will launch a full-scale attack.”

Said a man in his forties standing behind Clara.

“I express my gratitude for assembling the army, Marquis Grant..”

Said Clara as she was gazing at the gate from afar..

“That’s all thanks to you your highness. They wouldn’t unite like this if it was only me.”

“Because of me…”

Clara whispered.

“What are you worried about?”

“I’m a royal in name only. I didn’t do anything and I know nothing…”

“Are you concerned about the mysterious organization that helped you escape from the Concentration Camp?”

“It’s actually about my sister who can actually lead the Oriana Kingdom.”

“Rose-sama? It’s better not to mention her.”

“Why? Since the day my sister killed father, things have changed. Although everyone speaks ill of my sister, father was acting really weird. My sister must have known some inside stories.”

“Rose-sama killed your father the majesty. Whatever reason she had, this fact cannot be changed.”

“If we don’t know the reason behind all of this, then we can’t understand all the other things. Why did my father become so strange, why did my sister kill him, how did the Doem Faction gain so much power, why was I rescued from Concentration Camp, why did the army assemble so easily, how was the capital surrounded so easily without any large battles happening? There are so many questions, but we don’t have any answers, do we?”


“Marquis Grant, don’t you think that this is some sort of grand scheme that someone has plotted against us ?”

Marquis Grant looked up at the gray sky with a serious look.

“… Back when I was determined to go into politics, my grandfather gave me a word of warning. There is hidden darkness lurking in this world that we must avoid at all costs.”

He said in a low voice.


“This darkness has been in existence for a long, long time. I don’t know what this darkness is or what it represents, and I’ve never gone out of my way to explore it, because I listened to my grandfather’s words. Though in the many years of working in politics, I’ve encountered this darkness several times, and the pressure it released was suffocating. Abnormal judgements, demotions, manipulations, missing family members, and eventually death by accidents, is the same fate for all of those who searched for the truth of the darkness.”

“What is the darkness then?”

“I don’t know, but I’m scared. My colleague died the day after by a carriage accident. And his family members’ house was burned to the ground by some accidents, leaving no trace. I love my wife and children, so I pretended… to know nothing.”

His tone was full of remorse.

“After Rose-sama killed the king, I felt a lot of pressure from the darkness as the event went on, the severity of which I have never felt before, so I went back to my territory to live in seclusion earlier than anyone.”

“But Marquis Grant assembled the army for me and came here in person.”

“There is not only one darkness, but two. One of which is the power behind Doem, while the other…”

Grant turned round, and so did Clara.

However, there was only the grey sky stretching beyond the horizon.

“I’m also a pawn. In the war between the two darkness, one of them made me move, and that’s about it. But a pawn also has its own ambitions. I still remember the mistakes I made in the past, and the death of friends and family…”

“Marquis Grant…”

Clara looked up at Grant who’s clenching his fist.

“The only thing that can destroy the darkness is darkness itself, which will not appear in places where there is light.”

“In the distant past, it is said that only light can illuminate the darkness. I want to know all the truth of this world and the masterminds behind this war.”

Clara stared intensely at Marquis Grant.

“The light I can bring is but too small.”

Marquis Grant smiled.

“Your light has assembled the army. I heard that the division that was chosen by [Black Rose] is also included. Countless lights have gathered for you.”

“The so-called [Black Rose] is…”

“That is a group of young knights lead by Goldoh Kinmekki. If we cultivate the light from now on… All darkness will be destroyed someday, the day might be far away, but we can still hope.”

Marquis Grant escorted Clara to their camp.

“First we should strive for the best result on this stage that was prepared by others. There should be an answer ahead.”

“Yes… my sister must be waiting for me there.”

Then they walked over side by side.

Chapter 196 - A Natural Phenomenon of Unknown Cause or A Paranormal Phenomenon
Chapter 198 - Forget to Close the Door

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.


Nayfa Posted on8:02 am - Aug 16, 2019

Thank you for chapter 😜😜😜

kusk Posted on9:41 pm - Aug 15, 2019

Agent John Smith, the man with golden (violet) finger.

Alpha-sama Posted on3:51 pm - Aug 15, 2019

thank you have been translate this chapter, please continou again.

samyak jain Posted on5:19 am - Aug 15, 2019

Makisima sama why are you so awesome? Keep up the good work ;!!!

Paps Posted on11:00 pm - Aug 14, 2019

Thanks for the chapter.

name Posted on5:16 pm - Aug 14, 2019


Busker Posted on3:51 pm - Aug 14, 2019

Wow, every event that happened until now would actually make up a great story if you ignore Sids nonsense. I actually got chills reading this chapter.

Nanashi Posted on11:20 am - Aug 14, 2019

Why oh why this guys soo stupid

    Holow Posted on8:47 am - Aug 17, 2019

    Maybe because he knows nothing? If you only see his side of the story Is logically

Allen Reynaldi Posted on8:23 pm - Aug 13, 2019

Thanks for the chapter!

Ichi Posted on7:51 pm - Aug 13, 2019

Thank you for the chapter!!! (シ_ _)シ

Imam Aji Posted on7:32 pm - Aug 13, 2019

Stupid Of 2 Darkness… 😂😂😂

    ishira Posted on11:52 pm - Aug 13, 2019

    1 Darkness already hard to control, and there are 2!? #RIPKazuma

    …. Wait, wrong series…

      Selda Posted on4:52 pm - Aug 14, 2019

      If what you said was true then the world should just await for destruction

Imam Aji Posted on7:32 pm - Aug 13, 2019

What the… gonna missunderstanding still spread? 😂😂😂

    【Sid】 Posted on9:23 pm - Aug 15, 2019

    Isn’t it the point of this awesome novel?

R31 Posted on5:39 pm - Aug 13, 2019


Shadow emperor Posted on5:31 pm - Aug 13, 2019

Truly thank you

reokyouma Posted on4:56 pm - Aug 13, 2019

thanks for the chapter!

Ultimate boredom Posted on3:47 pm - Aug 13, 2019

Thanks for the chapter.

That1guy Posted on3:41 pm - Aug 13, 2019

I’m sorry princess but the world problems is all because of some DAMN CHUNI AND HIS DILLUSIONS!

    Ultimate boredom Posted on3:47 pm - Aug 13, 2019

    He just had to open his mouth about some Diablos and stuff. I mean isn’t he a secretly god who can make his bluff reality unknowingly.

      Kendov Posted on9:27 pm - Aug 13, 2019

      That we don’t know yet, who can say if everything is as it is just because he said so? Bending history with his thoughts might be his reincarnation cheat power :p

        Kel Posted on12:34 pm - Aug 20, 2019

        The Melancholy of Sid Kagenou

Zuo Posted on3:27 pm - Aug 13, 2019

Hopeless for them. Even the dark rose that they consider to be light is just a sub branch of the great shadow.

Kucing Terbang Posted on3:12 pm - Aug 13, 2019

Sorry princess, but the boss of the darkness don’t even know what happened.

    RRJ Posted on12:08 am - Aug 14, 2019

    Well even if he knew it’s not like he’d give a damn all he’ll say is I wanna be the power in shadows lol (just like “I’m Batman”) nothing else ever mattered

Chernobyl pickle Posted on3:04 pm - Aug 13, 2019

Thank you!

Poriya Posted on2:57 pm - Aug 13, 2019

Yes I’m first and wtf I expected shadow and finger san ….
Well anyway tnx for the chapter