ISBBTW Chapter 17

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Chapter 17. Distribution Disputes

I took off the helmet and looked at the them.

“You guys, can you spare some time? I want to talk to you about something.”
“Something? What something?”

I began to talk.

“I think it’d be good for us to talk about how we’re going to distribute the spoils now, so that we don’t get into any conflicts later on.”

After that comes the sharing of information. Necro made a shocked face after hearing what I had to say and he shook his head vigorously.

“Damn~ I’m fed up with this kind of stuff! It’s not like I’m robbing you of your money, am I? You’re quite a greedy one, huh? Of course, as leader, I’d get nine. You two get one. Share that among yourselves. Of course, this will be the case when our group succeeds in our mission.”

The saint banged on the table as soon as Necro stopped speaking.

“No way! Items all belong to the healer! Plus, in terms of level, aren’t I the strongest? How dare you noobs act like this in front of an expert!”
“Damn it, there’s only a one level difference. Expert my ass. All you do is heal people from the back!”

I decided that I made the right decision in bringing this up now.

“Now, now. Calm down a little. Necro, when do we leave?”
“A little later, at 11. Everything else is already on the move, so we can just take it slow. I think they’re getting ready for the departure ceremony right now?”

It’s nine right now, so…

“We have time. We can deal with the matter of distribution now and we can talk about information later.”
“Information?”

The two asked me this at the same time.

“I should know about my allies before I know my enemies, don’t you think?”

Necro responded with a remark that seemed to be mixed with sarcasm.

“Damn… how professional. Pros really are different, huh? Alright. We’ll do that later. And as for distribution… I’ll take 9 with the saint. You take 1. I choose what to give you.”

A scam, huh.

“It’s not that different from before.”
“Not that different? You had 0.5 before, and now 1, so it’s a 100% increase in profits, no?”
“…We should be fair.”

I could hear myself get tilted.

“Oh, really? We’ll go with a vote then. I say yea.”

The saint raised her hand when she saw Necro raise his.

“I say yea.”

This guy…

“I say nay.”
“2:1. We win. We get 9, you get 1.”

Unfair.

“At least do a 7:3…”
“Let’s go with whatever the majority says again. I say nay.”
“Nay from here as well.”

Hey…

“Unfair.”
“Unfair? I’m the boss, and I’m the one who’s making your body move. Of course it’d be us getting 9. Me? The strongest black wizard in the world. Her? She looks a little out of it, but she’s still the strongest white wizard in the world.”

The saint jabbed Necro’s side using her elbow.

“Ow, ouch! I thought my ribs were going to break! Are you unable to communicate without your fists or something? Anyway, where was I… Ah, yeah, she’s great. And you? A criminal.”
“……”
“Now, try looking at yourself from an objective point of view. Remember what Socrates said? ‘Know thy position.’”

…More like ‘know thyself’.

“A noob. Poor as hell. Shitty level. Looks like hell. Uh, that last one was a joke, so let’s pretend you didn’t hear that?”
“No, that’s…”
“Did you do anything useful after coming here? Winning in a tournament? Just one thing? Go find a different job if you’re dissatisfied. We can just summon someone else.”

This guy was the incarnation of an abusive boss.

“You’ll be rewarded by the government if you complete the mission anyway. I’m doing this with that taken into account. And do you even know how much of my own money that I’m spending for this? You, a person who hasn’t done anything, is asking for a raise? I don’t think so. If you’re a proper member of society, and a logical person, you should say something after you achieve something. Right?”

I raised a white flag under his bombardment.

“Let’s change my rates the more stuff I achieve, then. I can’t back down any further than this.”
“Okay! Sounds good! Now, the first enemy we’ll face is [The Warrior], so if you take the leading role in taking him down… Uh, you might as well take everything he has. Let’s settle it with that. Otherwise, it’s all 9 to 1 like before. You good? Good? Good.”
“……”
“Let’s try calculating. There are five to take down in total, right? Let’s say 100% of the Warrior’s stuff goes to you. The others are 1/10 for four times…”

28%.

“…That’s lower than I thought… 28%! Uhh, it should be well over 33% with the rewards from the government.”

I took a look at the saint.
Seeing how she had tightly closed her lips, it seemed like she already knew.

“Isn’t that calculation wrong though?”

Necro raised his eyebrows at my response.

“Wrong? Where?”

He tried calculating with his eyes squinted again.

“…28. I’m right?”
“If the goods that the Warrior has is not the same as those of the hero, it’d be unfair to assign the same value to their things.”

If the Warrior possessed one million and the hero possessed ten million, I’d be experiencing a loss with this sort of calculation.

“Ah~ Right, right. You’re right~!”

Sounds like he knew already…

“What should I do, then? I didn’t think of going this far, but… That floating eye. I wonder how expensive it was?”

This would never end at this rate.

“Consider the floating eye as the part of the spoils and agree with the suggestion I came up with.”
“Deal. No paper contract needed, right?”

I shook hands with Necro. The saint looked at this exchange with a look of disappointment.

“Well, that’s that with the distribution…”

Necro made a confused face for a second.

“We still have things to go over? Ah, what was that before? Information?”
“The information on our manpower and the enemy’s manpower, the amount of money we have access to, relations between every member between our groups, and etc. I want to know as much as possible.”

I had already memorized the geography of this world.

“Hmmm–”

Necro took a deep breath, as if he wasn’t really happy with my request.

“Hah… Information…”

He put his tongue against his cheeks. He exchanged a look with the saint, then scratched his head.

“I don’t know about the others, but I can’t tell you our budget. Too sensitive a topic. The rest… wait. What coffin did I put it in again?”

Coffin? Necro rubbed the symbol on his left hand. The surface of his hand began to ripple. Was that where he stored his items? The coffin must be the Hero’s Coffin that Necro had.

“Ah! Here it is.”

After looking around for a while, he managed to pull out a thin packet of documents.

“For now, the formation and the first phase of the plan will go as written here, but you should know that the plan won’t go exactly as planned. This is real life, after all. Oh, and since that’s a secret document, be careful with it.”

I feel like I got this way too late, seeing that this was the day we were setting off… Well, this must be because the First Subjugation Battalion and the Second Subjugation Battalion were the ‘planned’ forces, and the special task force had only been organized a while ago… I memorized the contents of the documents and asked Necro a question.

“Any info on the Warrior and the others?”

The plan would go with us taking down the Warrior, the Thief, the Fighter, the Summoner, and the Hero in that order.

“Ah, we’re working on that right now. I’ll give it to you once we finish.”

So Necro was in charge of the task force and the saint was in charge of the information. I see. Now, the only thing left to do was to confirm their information, as well as to share mine. This task that I was given wasn’t as simple as a ‘Ready- Fight!’ kind of a thing. Each and every one of the enemies were strong enough to take out an army by themselves. According to the document, there was an extremely low chance of the First and the Second Subjugation Battalion actually succeeding in their mission.

“Now then, show me information about yourselves. What can you do? What do you possess? What magic can you use?”

Necro made an annoyed expression at my request.

“Is that really needed? Well, I’ll show you, but… Yeah, I’ll show you. Hah… Just, that, I’d have told you to just shut up if you were any younger, but… I suppose I have no choice, considering how you’re a pro? You need it, right? For real? It’s going to get boring?”

Instead of responding, I just watched the saint laugh in the background. Why was she laughing now?

“You were that curious about me? I would’ve answered if you had just asked. To think you’d drag Necro into it like this. You’re too shy!”
“…….”

Her mind must have nothing but a field of flower inside.

“Speaking of, you share first, saint.”
“And what about you, Mr. Murderer?”
“I’ll share last.”

Necro and the saint responded to that at the same time.

“Damn, so dirty!”
“To think a person would be so disgusting! Do you even know what the word ‘trust’ means? After all that I’ve done for you too! You really can’t trust me?”
“You were the one to ask for information first, so you might as well share first. You’re a pro, aren’t you? You should know about this kind of stuff.”
“Do it first! Do it first!”

Can’t hear.

“We’re going to waste too much time at this rate. What do we think about letting the lady go first?”

The saint shook violently when I tried this suggestion.

“Only at times like this people mention ladies first!”
“Let’s take a vote if you’re so dissatisfied, how about that?”

Necro and I raised our hands at the same time. The saint muttered ‘damn males’ under her breath, as she raised her status screen.


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34 thoughts on “ISBBTW Chapter 17” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. For some reason, I despise both Necro and the Saint. I want him to kill them both, and then go and do his own crazy stuff in that world xD ²

    2. For some reason, I despise both Necro and the Saint. I want him to kill them both, and then go and do his own crazy stuff in that world xD ³

  1. …this is getting more and more shit the more I read it. I’ll give it another 10 or so chapters, but this seems to be one of the worst novels on this site atm.

    1. Please support. If you don’t like this novel, I would recommend you to not comment, and shoo. Don’t dissuade the translator who is working hard.
      For me, as long as the MC kills/gets satisfying revenge, this would be one of my favorite novels due to its unique/fresh feeling.

      1. freedom of speech yo, shoo. Grow up kid. Translator won’t stop ’cause someone thinks quality of the original work is dropping or the work is bad. Please support (free speech).

        1. I AGREEEEEE!!!!!!

          This novel is crap. Too many characters talking. I don’t even know who is saying what in the conversation. Not to mention the entire thing has a completely insane level of pointless banter. Half the time they’re talking it’s about something completely irrelevant to the main plot and it’s done in such a shoddy and overall annoying to read way.

          I really like the premise, Worlds Worst Murderer reborn in another world with the ability to buy anything. I even like the place setting. The characters are good ideas, the overall feel of the story is good. I just think the way the author wrote it is complete amateurish crap.

          And also, at the very heart of the matter. Freedom of speech is not above reproach online. While we have it in the US, that doesn’t translate over onto the internet. We must all understand that our ability to write and reply to these comments is given to us by a third party. It’s my belief that this third party would not revoke this privilege simply because we express our opinion on a certain topic. We would have to cross boundary lines such race, sexuality, political views or set out to purposely offend and anger people before they would take action. Since this is the case, I have no fear in expressing my dislike for this novel, and while I understand that the translator picked up this novel because of some deeper meaning that eludes me, I cannot help but want to express my sincere hope that he will not regret this decision later on down the line. Novels that are written poorly often cast the translator in a bad light, and that’s absolutely not what I would like to see happen.

          1. Sure, it’s not beyond reproach and I’m fine with people hating me for my opinions 🙂
            I take issue with “I would recommend you to not comment, and shoo. ” since who is he to tell me not to talk about my opinion? The only ones who can censor me or tell me what to do or not do on this site are those who own it. ^^

            I feel you tho. I really hope it gets better since I agree with you about liking the premise, but I won’t stick around for long if it’s not.

          2. Back to the novel, yes, hopefully he is just pretending to be “human”, and maybe we get some satisfying conclusion to both of the unlikable characters. He doesn’t even have to kill them, or even do anything to them, as long as it eases this hot feeling in my chest (like changing his mindset, but to be honest, killing is best in my opinion due to my excessive xianxia reading :P).

            “Too many characters talking. I don’t even know who is saying what in the conversation. ”

            From what I’ve seen, most translated novels are like that. To be able to tell so, translators would have to add words to the author’s original work, which many readers do not like.

            “Not to mention the entire thing has a completely insane level of pointless banter. Half the time they’re talking it’s about something completely irrelevant to the main plot and it’s done in such a shoddy and overall annoying to read way.”

            I can see what you’re saying, it’s supposed to show their characters, but it seriously lowers one’s life expectancy. The author seems to be trying to add some comedy in their conversations, but it just makes the MC look like a fool (not the sociopath he is) and is rage inducing. As long as the author does something like “It was all an act,” and/or the story picks up (improving late on), all can be forgiven.

            “I just think the way the author wrote it is complete amateurish crap.”
            Too early to judge the whole story if you ask me. Plus, this translator also translates “King Shura”, “RAFTH”, and a few other great ones, so I have high expectations for this novel.

      2. hard work yeah right. i remember this translator saying things like releasing more chapter after setting up his patreon. then went missing for a few days. when he came back, he kept mentioning patreon. you know what that means? he doesn’t give a fuq what we think. as long as you drop those dollars at his patreon he’s gonna release chapters . so calm tf down

        1. I actually had to go back to check out my previous posts to check if what you said was true. First of all, I never went missing. I’ve been online pretty much every day ever since I’ve joined ww. I read every comment, think about the reader’s opinions, and check what’s wrong with the novel I’m translating. I have no idea how you got the idea that I don’t care about the readers. As for patreon, what in the world are you spewing about me translating as long as I get the cash? I translate this novel purely because I love the novel. I’m setting up the patreon because I sincerely want to support the author in his endeavors in novel writing, because I absolutely love the man’s writing style. The closest I went to saying that I would translate more as soon as I set up my patreon was when I mentioned that I wouldn’t like the readers to reach the first goal set up in the patreon, so that I wouldn’t have to translate an extra chapter a week (check chapter 15 post). I have no idea where you’re getting the idea that I went missing for a few days. I’m equally confused about why you may think I’m a money grubbing whore. Are you sure you’re talking about the right guy here?

          1. “Translator won’t stop ’cause someone thinks quality of the original work is dropping or the work is bad.”- There has been plenty of translators that couldn’t take all the hate, and lack of support from people like you, causing them to lose motivation and quit.
            (Please read the latest announcement.)

            “If you don’t like this novel, I would (recommend) you to not comment, and shoo.”
            “Please support (free speech).”
            When was I against freedom of speech? And am I not allowed to (recommend) a better alternative for you instead of demotivating the translator for his hard work, and pushing away readers?

            ” …I would (recommend) you to not comment…”
            I worded my comment this way because I had the feeling you were one of those trolls that brings up “freedom of speech” all the time in defense, yet completely misses the main point.
            I (recommend) you to not to demotivate the translator. If you dislike the novel, and/or have nothing good to say, please keep in mind someone is working hard for this FOR FREE (using my powers of “freedom of speech”). These chapters are for FREE, donations are to SUPPORT the translator, and he/she does not necessarily have to release chapters for it. Where on earth did you get that idea?

  2. bitching about trust?!?!?! at what point have EITHER of those assholes been trustworthy? there has to be an item that breaks his dependency on Necro and then he should just lure them both into a fight with the hero….. and WALK AWAY

      1. erm for some reason i dont think that’d restore him to his state before coming here…..but at the same time by the time he can afford that would we want him to?

    1. Those bandages heal him, depending on the premise one could use these, in exchange with some magic and enduring some pain, to return him to his optimal condition… though, considering he never had a heart from birth, he might remain classified as dead. It is unlikely that he is actually dependent on Necro considering that dilemma appeared to be a lie to force obedience. I think his original state, having no heart (if what he said was literal), may have been dead and his condition on arrival made him appear… broken. Even if he is truly held captive by Necro, he should have the ability to purchase his freedom through the skill menu(in example, he could gain necromancy as an ability). Only a matter of time.

      Once free, he should incapacitate Necro first and then lop off the saints head with his sword and finally break free of their rules… this probably would not permanently kill them but they could be enslaved or something. Hopefully he puts a ball gag into the saint’s mouth as she seems extremely annoying. Obviously his ability requires large amounts of $, so I imagine he will need to take control of the spoils to quickly progress…

      1. so we are ignoring the fact that he can SEE the mana that surrounds him but he CANT produce mana? while i think NEcro tricking him would make an awesome twist….i doubt it

  3. thanks!
    this is a trio of insane powerful people huh—? lol trust? what’s that? is it edible? keke! looking forward to more interesting stuff!

  4. C’mon the argument about the shares could’ve been done with the simple words of “I killed you using a fingernail, bitch” that would’ve shut up necro and his talk about levels and shit. At this point i’m ignoring the saints very existence

  5. i cant tell if theyre all just playing dumb on purpose or putting up some weird stooges act. these people are talking like anime characters…

    I like the idea of a “heartless” mc but he seems to have fear of pain, ego, sloth. I dont understand the authors choice to have the psycho mc do things like “I could hear myself get tilted”… “I raised a white flag under his bombardment.” Maybe the intent wasnt to have an emotionless mc but to just have an unempathetic mc?

  6. On a side note, is it just me or does the chapter number above the chapter and the chapter number before the title do not match? Did I miss something? Or is it just me?

    ex: ISBBTW Chapter 17
    Chapter 16. Distribution Disputes

  7. Damn do we really need those 2 people to come with him ? The story is almost unreadable when it comes to interactions with the saint, and the presence of the Necro guy gives too many restrictions to his freedom. I really hope that he’ll go solo soon, otherwise I don’t think I can keep reading this. The dissonance between the emotionless killer and the panty shot nonsense is too big.

    Just to be clear, the part about the saint that is so self-sacrificing to the point of being crazy is fine, but the part where she acts and talks like a stereotypical japanese manga character is unreadable. For instance finding any far fetched excuse to call the MC a pervert, or hitting/torturing the MC out of the blue for almost no reason and treating it like comedy, and so on.

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