Chapter 201 – The Only Food Left Is DX

Translator: Makisima from wangmamaread

Proofreader: Hieu

“Close the door!”

As we just got in, the bald ossan (uncle) immediately closed the door and locked it.

Bang! Bang! Bang! Although zombies outside kept pounding on the door, the door didn’t shake much.

“As expected, Mitsugoshi Company’s door is really sturdy.”

“That’s because of its special material which even magic swordsmen can’t destroy.”

The bald ossan explained.

“Good grief! The smell is disgusting. Don’t open the door again. I’m swordsman Margari, a mercenary. What about you guys?”

“I’m Christina, and this is Sid-kun. We are students of the Midgar Magic Swordsman Academy.”

“What business do students from the Midgar Kingdom have with the Oriana Kingdom?”

“My mother’s hometown is in Oriana Kingdom. And Sid is traveling.”

“Traveling during this period…”

“Ha ha…”

I gave a forced smile trying to gloss over.

“I’ve heard that the Mitsugoshi Company is protecting the neighbourhood.”

Christina looked around.

There were dozens of residents around, but it seemed that none of them were Mitsugoshi Company’s employee.

“They had escaped with most residents last night. The building was empty when we arrived here.”

“We are late…”

“Bad luck through and through, now we have to find a way to survive by ourselves.”

“We may be able to count on the Anti Doem Faction to rescue us.”

“Of course it will be good if they can come here, however…”

Margari sighed.

“Have you seen it? Have you seen how many people in the city have become zombies? They certainly outnumber the soldiers outside.”


“If the soldiers outside know about the situation in the city, they will never come in. So we are confined to this building, and can only wait for the zombies outside to starve to death. This building is but a trap that will spell the end for us all.”

Christina’s face fell.

I thought that Margari’s consideration was a realistic and calm judgement of the current situation.

“In other words, we’ll either have to wait for the zombies to starve to death, or to escape the city yourself without waiting for any outside help. ” -Sid

“Yes. Some people believe that the rescue team will arrive soon, but I don’t have any hope for it.” -Margari

As a mercenary, Margari made a realistic judgment.

“The problems we currently have are certainly piled up. Anyway, it’s great that you can become combat forces. If anything happens, we can fight together.”

“Are us three the only swordsmen here?”

“Seems so, we are the only ones that have combat experience. The rest has never even touched a sword before.”

“So we must protect everyone here!”

Christina said firmly.

“I understand. But even so, we can only do our best.”


“For the time being, we’d prepare ourselves for staying trapped here for a long time. I will take the command.”


“Do you know what are the necessities for surviving?”

“Water, food and firewood.”

“Correct. For water, we’ll just need to wait for the snow to melt. We have enough firewood for the time being. But food…”

“Tha.. tha.. That’s why I was against letting them in the building before!”

Before Margari finished his words, a resident shouted.

“There is not enough food! They should have been killed by zombies.”

“We won’t share food with you!”

“Yes! Yes! This is our food!”

Several residents shouted, and others gazed at us hostilely.

“They are students of the Midgar Magic Swordsman Academy. Only the three of us can protect you!”

Margari intimidated in low voice.


As expected of a mercenary, he had a big impact on regular people

Residents bowed their heads obediently.

“Sorry, these guys only think for themselves.”

“This is normal, don’t sweat it.”

“I think you guys have a rough idea by now. Food is a problem for us.”

“Aren’t there food left from the Mitsugoshi Company?”

“All valuable products were taken away by the employees of the Mitsugoshi Company.”

“Well, how many days do we have left until the food runs out?”

“I’m not sure. Look, there is a little.”

Margari opened a large box in the centre guarded by the residents.

Surrounding residents shot them unfriendly glances.

“These, these are…”

The box was filled with luxuriously wrapped candies.

“Special Beauty Drop DX?!”

Seeing the pile of 10,000 Zeny candies, Christina shouted.

The fact that these candies were left here proved that they may actually be worth only 10 Zeny each.

I looked at excited Christina with sympathy, and turned my gaze on other products left by Mitsugoshi Company.

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Sid-kun Posted on3:06 am - Sep 19, 2019

Thank you has been translate this chapter.

DOODO Posted on12:36 pm - Sep 16, 2019

Can you change the schedule to the right one in the main page of this novel

Arghost Posted on11:52 am - Sep 16, 2019

Did anyone know where i can find the RAW?

DrV Posted on4:31 am - Sep 13, 2019

Thanks for translate! Next chapter will be translated? Or translate stopped? Hope for next chapter.

Paps Posted on11:46 pm - Sep 12, 2019

Thanks for the chapter.

Nya Posted on12:29 pm - Sep 4, 2019


LoliDestroyer Posted on11:16 pm - Sep 2, 2019

I’m surprised that even in the new world where swords and magic exists, the term of “Zombies” still applies.

Necromancer job is in the way~~~~~~~~~

    Sanary Posted on8:45 pm - Oct 3, 2019

    i thought Zombies were necromacer/witch thing for many years before cheap Hollywood films copied them from The Church and made them into virus being

EnnoxtheWanderer Posted on5:56 am - Sep 2, 2019

Anyone else think they left those candies because those candies were the zombie candy? I’m just saying it’s pretty coincidental

Vega Posted on11:05 am - Sep 1, 2019

Anyone else feel like the author is dragging the story out in this arc? It seems in the latter half of this arc, he’s just pulling stuff out of his ass.

    heavenjudgement2 Posted on3:26 pm - Sep 2, 2019

    I think that the overall quality and speed of the serie is dropping due to fact that author splits his time to do the publish LN version.

      Vega Posted on10:56 am - Sep 5, 2019

      I think it is due to the LN as well. But not because he’s splitting his time to publish them, as I doubt he made significant changes in the editing of the story from the WN. I think it’s because he originally fit 2 WN arcs into 1 LN volume, which is uncommon for LNs. Since he transitioning over to LNs, he’s trying to extend the story with 1 arc per LN volume, something he’s not used to. Hence dragging out this arc and the drop in quality.

    Darky Posted on2:56 am - Sep 17, 2019

    yaahhh jesus 😀 i want to finish this chapter and see reaktion alfa and beta after master is back 😀 but this? 😀 jesus 😀 RNG staff

Vongprachanh Posted on11:12 pm - Aug 30, 2019

you still need vitamins

Kasame Posted on2:43 am - Aug 29, 2019

They took all valuable products but left the 10000 zeny candy and nobody wonder why ? Damn geniuses
Anyway , thanks for the great work as always ^^

    sss Posted on5:44 pm - Aug 31, 2019

    Lemme guess… They cure zombies?

heavenjudgement2 Posted on10:30 am - Aug 28, 2019

The fact that these candies were left here proved that they may actually be worth only 10 Zeny each.

There will be a legend that this candy gives you super human strength!

Abominable Posted on8:00 am - Aug 28, 2019

Oof. Next chappy is the last for now. We’re caught up with the raws. Thanks to the TL people for the hard work!

Stranger Posted on11:32 pm - Aug 27, 2019

Thanks for your hardwork~ cant wait for next chappy

NoE Posted on9:31 pm - Aug 27, 2019


Wtrmute Posted on9:07 pm - Aug 27, 2019

Oops. If they’re going to survive on candy, even if it’s collagen candy, then they will have some nutrition problems right away… I guess one of the girls will have to show up to free everybody while letting Sid keep his disguise up.

    Carmeops Posted on6:33 am - Aug 28, 2019

    it’s not like they need to live on candy for the rest of their life, as long as they have enough water, sugar and salt, they can survive for easily half a year without life lasting repercussions, provided that they get proper food and care after that

      nrii Posted on3:28 pm - Aug 28, 2019

      Wait, really? Can you give me a bit more explaination?

        Grandorus Posted on4:19 pm - Aug 28, 2019

        Based on hunger strikes a person can fast for 21 to 40 days on just water before having life threatening symptoms. I suppose sugar, vitamins and salt could help them last for months, but it would cause lasting damage to their body and without salt and vitamins they will deteriorate. So one month is the healthy limit in this situation in our world.

    AsianOtakuGuy Posted on4:22 pm - Aug 28, 2019

    Nutrition isn’t a problem in the short term, calories would be the biggest concern, which candy like chocolate has a lot of. You don’t need to worry about nutrition when your body isn’t getting enough energy to replenish what it uses to function.

ANISH KUMAR Posted on8:30 pm - Aug 27, 2019

Thanks a lot.

Nay Posted on8:01 pm - Aug 27, 2019

Thank you 🤔🤔🤔🤔

k Posted on7:18 pm - Aug 27, 2019

thank for the update

St.George Posted on7:09 pm - Aug 27, 2019

Thanks for the chapter!

Leaf-sama fanatic Posted on7:02 pm - Aug 27, 2019

I cant wait for sid and the one of the seven shadows meet again i miss them😗😗🥰🥰