Rebirth Chapter 95

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Chapter 95 – Convinced

“But if we didn’t use Scorching Meteor, the team would have definitely been wiped. How else are we supposed to deal with so many Manticores at once?” Sleepy Fox asked. He didn’t quite believe Nie Yan could clear such a large den of Manticores without the use of large-scale magic.

“We could’ve cleared it without wasting Scorching Meteor, but my method requires an extremely skilled Thief,” Nie Yan replied. Since he dared to bring them into a Specialist dungeon, naturally, it meant he knew how to clear the dens. Spells like Scorching Meteor were only one-offs since they couldn’t be repeatedly cast during a run.

Sleepy Fox didn’t reply; instead, he stayed taciturn and sunk into deep thought. If Nie Yan really could clear such a large den of Manticores by relying solely on skill and this current group of players, wouldn’t that mean Nie Yan was more capable of leading the team than him, their captain and guild leader?

“Alright, then let’s try your way out,” conceded Sleepy Fox, finally breaking his silence. He wasn’t a narrow-minded person who only cared about his reputation. If there was someone more capable, he would readily submit. He admired those who possessed ability and talent. And in Holy Empire, players who were more talented than him in one aspect or another could be found everywhere, yet he still remained as the guild leader!

“Captain! A piece of Gold equipment dropped!” one of the members called out in a pleasantly surprised tone.

“What kind of equipment? Come here and show me,” Sleepy Fox replied.

Sleepy Fox, Nie Yan, and the others examined the piece of equipment. It belonged to the Priest’s Divine Blessing set.

“Don’t get too excited yet. Out of all the current dungeons, Agmota Muddy Wetlands on Specialist has the highest drop rate for top-quality equipment, so one dropping here isn’t all that strange. Just wait a bit, you’ll be seeing much more equipment of this quality or higher the further we get into the run,” Nie Yan said. He was quite accustomed to seeing equipment of this quality. After all, in comparison to Legendary equipment, they were no different from other ordinary drops.

As for how the team would decide who this piece of equipment went to had nothing to do with him, since by the end of the run, he would receive his promised share regardless.

Beside being knowledgeable and experienced, Sleepy Fox sensed Nie Yan was also quite self-reliant. These types of people were the most difficult to recruit as subordinates since they didn’t like being ordered around. It seemed roping Nie Yan into Holy Empire wasn’t going to be as easy as he initially thought.

Sleepy Fox gave the set item to one of the stronger Priests, and with that, they then set out for the next area.

Not much time passed before they encountered another den. This one was roughly the same size as the one from earlier which contained seventeen Manticores.

Sleepy Fox turned to Nie Yan and said, “Let’s see your method now.”

Nie Yan nodded and scanned the surrounding terrain for a suitable location. Under his command, he and the other Thieves in the team, numbered from one to three, set out to their specified positions.

These four soon arrived in their designated positions and took up a square formation. Then, Nie Yan proceeded to explain in detail what role each member would have.

The Manticores lazily roamed the area around their den, completely oblivious to the players who were lurking nearby and eying them like prey.

Remember, don’t tangle with them. Run away as soon as you see them aggro onto you. Don’t dally either. They’re too fast for you. If you’re even a second too slow, you won’t be able to get away,」Nie Yan carefully reminded.

After listening to these instructions, Sleepy Fox suddenly had a flash of insight. It seemed Nie Yan planned on splitting the Manticores into more manageable groups. The only problem was the other Thieves in the team were simply too slow. Pulling these Manticores exceeded their abilities.

Although these Thieves were able to evade the Manticores for a period of time, they definitely couldn’t do it forever, and even then, it wouldn’t be for that long. Eventually, they would get overtaken, and then they would be screwed.

When the other Thieves finished their preparations, Nie Yan announced through the intercom,「Once we begin, don’t stray from my commands.

The three Thieves were completely focused. All of them took a deep breath when they saw Nie Yan take out his crossbow and aim at the Alpha Manticore.

Eh…? They’re not all attacking together? Sleepy Fox was a bit taken by surprise.

As Nie Yan peered through the sight, he lined up the target and fired.「Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!」Three bolts flew through the air before striking the Alpha Manticore. Immediately, after being attacked, the Manticore discovered the location of its assailant. It roared in indignation then pounced toward him.

The numerous common Manticores also followed closely from behind. Upon seeing this, Nie Yan turned tail and fled.

He actually dared to take on all the aggro by himself? How courageous, Sleepy Fox thought. If Nie Yan didn’t have complete confidence in his ability, there was no way he would even attempt to take on such a difficult task that was tantamount to throwing his life away.

Number Three, attack the three Manticores at the rear!」Nie Yan yelled through the intercom. Number Three didn’t dare to idle any longer and immediately drew the string back on his short bow and shot out three arrows.「Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!」The arrows whistled in the air and hit their respective targets, one manticore each.

Upon being attacked, the three Manticores in the rear diverted their aggro, separated from the group, and began pursuing the Thief with the short bow instead.

The Thief hastily retreated to the forces waiting at the sidelines and pulled the Manticores along with him.

Nie Yan was madly dashing through the bog, inwardly counting the seconds as they passed. Three… Two… One…Number Two, go for the next three!

Number Two didn’t delay and shot three arrows at the three rearmost Manticores. Thus, another three were peeled off from the main group.

Since the Thieves would only pull three at a time, the frontliners didn’t feel too much pressure and were able to easily hold them off. Therefore, the Mages could freely fire their spells, requiring only three rounds to kill the Manticores.

Nie Yan ran like the wind as he continuously evaded the pursuit of the Manticores. Thanks to his speed and agility making him as slippery as a loach, their attacks would always fail to hit their target. It appeared even if they were given all the time in the world, these Manticores still wouldn’t be able to touch a single hair on his head.

While Nie Yan was distracting the main group, the three Thieves took turns in aggroing a few Manticores at a time. As they pulled three Manticores off of the main group with each rotation, they gradually shaved down what was once a formidable pride.

Spells fell like rain as the Manticores dropped like flies. Nie Yan’s method was undoubtedly a success. However, it could only be accomplished by a Thief with excellent fleeing abilities and spatial awareness. If someone else were to attempt this strategy, they definitely wouldn’t have the ability to pull it off and would only end up as food for the Manticores.

“Damn, he’s really fast!”  Sleepy Fox couldn’t help but exclaim. He watched as Nie Yan made fools out of these Manticores while running circles around them.

“Guild Leader, who the hell is this guy!?”

The members in the team couldn’t help but wonder. Just where did their guild leader find such an obscenely overpowered Thief?

“Shut up! Stop slacking!” Sleepy Fox shouted.

The chattering immediately stopped, and they immediately focused their attention back onto the incoming Manticores, not daring to utter a single additional word. After several rounds, another wave was annihilated.

“Shit! I’m out of mana.”

“Use a Mana Potion!”

On the third wave, Sleepy Fox was shocked to discover that each time they had finished one wave, another Thief would arrive with three Manticores in tow. In neither a slow nor rushed pace, the next wave would always arrive in a timely manner.

Sleepy Fox was left speechless by Nie Yan’s impeccable timing.

None of the players here were fools. They all understood how challenging of a task it was to evade such a large group of Manticores. Their hearts were only filled with admiration, and they no longer dared to look down on him like they did when he arrived.

Initially, none of the members were convinced Nie Yan would be able to guide them through Agmota Muddy Wetlands. Now, however, they were convinced of his ability.


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33 thoughts on “Rebirth Chapter 95” - NO SPOILERS

        1. Yeah, equipment affect MS speed not simply due to weight, in part, but also stats.

          At the start and throughout, there are stats during character creation which the player can increase movement speed. Although I don’t recall seeing any specific passive class bonuses, there most likely is.

          Weight load/modifiers is another which you could certainly cover a portion of gear and everything else. It affects weapon and movement speed. The more they are lugging around, the slower they become. They need to stay within certain parameters to keep certain bonuses.

          Class skills such as Swift Retreat which raises buffs MS by +30% and consumables such as the Basic Haste Scroll for +20% temporarily and others such as the Chapter of the Book of Order, Fate Items/Fate Dice, and The Red Urnberry that give permanent boosts. The Urnberry increased Willpower, but I’m sure it’s safe to agree that it’s implied there are more consumables like it that can increase other stats.

          Equipment certainly also gives stat boosts such as Legendary Sulgata’s Shadow where one piece out of three, Sulgata’s Boots, has a base +10 speed and an equipment ability “Shadow Dance” that grants +30 speed on on activation.

          Long story short, there’s a combination of factors that players would have to manage which determines their stats.

          1. Forgot that there is also there are gems which could most likely boost and add base stats for equipment as well but they the author hasn’t mentioned much on it so who knows exactly what it covers and how. They already mentioned increased health and others so *shrug*

  1. Thanks for the chapter! And the teaser!
    And what logic do you expect from Mad Snail? The same author that gives up in the middle of dozens of novels?
    Point made xP

  2. I will just think of the three paladins as lumped into the six front-liners for now. Six front-liners is ridiculous unless I see it this way. I am guessing paladins are being treated as heavy armored dps(damage dealers, dps is short for damage per second). If it is like this we can up the mage count to five and treat the dozen spells as 2-3 volleys. Finally, we can treat the thirty people as a typo meant to be twenty. I think this should solve things.

  3. I was under the impression there were only 3 warriors, with 3 paladins behind them to act as the front liners (the tanks and the reserves). In a group of 20, in most mmorpg type games, you needed your main tank, and offtank, and often an aoe tank to clean up stuff that gets pulled off or goes near the mages. He also mentions setting up a square with the rogues, so him and 3 other rogues. 5 priests.. so that’s….

    3 warriors
    3 paladins
    3 rogues (not including MC)
    5 priests
    so 5 mages for damage which makes sense considering they are killing the manticores with mostly the mages damage and killing 3 every couple of seconds. There are multiple types of mages right? Elemental Mages, Arcane Mages, and Holy Mages… so having 2, 2, 1 doesn’t seem like that would be unreasonable.

    1. I think that comment about the 30 team members might have been a goof on the writers part since it seems like most signs are pointing towards 20 member team… plus having 10 melee and 10 range seems decently balanced for a group.

      1. Another reason I think its 3 fighters and 3 paladins for the 6 front liners is how they describe them saying the 6 front liners with the 3 paladins behind the fighters, makes me think they were doing the numbers then the placement. Also it makes the way they are doing the pulls make sense, every X seconds a thief would pull 3 manticores from the group following MC. With 3 of the manticores, a tank(fighter) could pick up each one and tank it while having a paladin there to step in and help if he gets in trouble. If there were 6 warriors, they wouldn’t need to only pull 3 at a time.

      2. Hi littleshanks thanks for the chapter I like this novel and I appreciate your works ^_^

        I’m not that good in English but I think at least people can understand what I want to say xP

        I disagree with twenty players team on this dungeon! xD One thing is that I already finished this LN with google translate a while back xD (but I want to read your translate anyway) and there’ll be some 30 players dungeon too. Another thing is that around chapter 100 I think we can conclude this team have 6 warriors.

        So for your teaser, I think it’s a team of 30 players and this dungeon is 30 players dungeon.
        4 Thieves (Nie Yan, and another 3)
        6 Warriors (Sleepy Fox : Berserker, Violent Waves : Fighter MT, and another 4)
        [In my opinion, should fighter called shield warrior instead? Since the main different between them and berserkers is their shield.]
        3 Paladins (Flying Stone, and another 2)
        12 Mages (Dusk : Arcane Mage, Cold Maple : Holy Mage, and 10 more)
        5 Priests

        Chapter 91
        In the brief span of a few moments, a thirty-player team was formed.
        – This point I think it’s very clear that this dungeon use 30 players team.

        Chapter 94
        The frontliners charged forward, and due to it being severely weakened, the Mages easily finished it off by launching a barrage of a dozen spells.
        – This should already correct.

        Chapter 90
        When Nie Yan arrived in the general area, he saw Sleepy Fox and several dozen others, totalling almost twenty players, already gathered and waiting at the transfer point.
        – This chapter’s just saying it roughly, shouldn’t think too much. Or maybe you can think they still didn’t gather all.

        Chapter95
        “But if we didn’t use Scorching Meteor, the team would have definitely been wiped. With only twenty of us…
        – This you can think as excluding 4 Thieves and 5 Priests or something like that lol.

        Anyway this may not have any actual prove but I want to say that I think there gonna be some little mistake along the way of this LN. Just like many other authors that can’t avoid some mistakes in their works especially works that release daily or weekly. For example my favorite manga “one piece”, the author “Eiichiro Oda” said to his fans himself sometime he made some mistake like forgot to draw Zoro swords etc. If someone read it can understand like 2 weeks ago on chapter 843 on second last page, Sanji’s eyebrow is obviously on a wrong side. Although Authors got a lot of assistance teams to help them correct some mistake, it still occurs sometime. So we can’t blame the author too much. I really appreciate the way you try to correct Mad Snail’s work and that makes us reader can read it more fun. So please relax if you see some mistakes in this LN in da future ^_^ and you can correct it anyway ^_^

        Oh and another thing, as a translator you can encounter some mistakes too you know. I found some by coincidence.

        On chapter 91
        I think you forgot to translate this sentence.
        “定身我团队里一个阴影牧师就有,至于防护邪恶和解除目盲,我这就去,最多半小时就搞定。”
        (http://www.piaotian.net/html/0/134/19213.html)
        which is between
        “We’ll need to purchase two Repel Evil skill books and a Remove Blind skill book then. It’s also best if you have your Shadow Priest learn Ensnare, but unfortunately, that skill book is a bit too rare. So even if we don’t have it, we’ll just have to make do.”
        and
        “I need to buy a few things. So once you find those items, notify me, and I’ll be over shortly,” Nie Yan just recalled there was an essential item required to clear the dungeon. Following the end of their conversation, he left the transfer point area and headed for the northeast district.
        – for someone reading my comment it roughly means “Shadow Priest in my team has Ensnare, as for Repel Evil and Remove Blind I can go get it in less than half an hour.”

        On chapter 93 Title “蝎狮” should be “Manticore” not “King Manticore” because King Manticore should be 蝎狮王 this one.

        Please tell me if you receive my long comment xD I read it late so my comment late too. Hope it can help.

        PS. I think I’m a fans of Mad Snail’s works now and I find out many people have already think negative about him since he release TDG once/month. As far as I know he has 11 novels so far (TDG is 10th, RT is 6th) and there’re only 2 of them that made people start to think bad and talk bad about him. 1st is CSR(9th) prequel to TDG. CSR has 667 chapters and around chapter 637, when the story almost end, he start to release TDG too including TDG Manhua. So some people think he rush CSR to the end. But I don’t think so at all, when TDG release CSR still release at the normal pace. Mad Snail said it won’t affect CSR cuz those things are early prepared with many drafts. I already finish read CSR and I think even if he didn’t release TDG before CSR end, CSR still end at chapter 667 anyway. 2nd off course TDG, when I know I think maybe he wait for Manhua to catch up. Some rumors say that too but I’m not so sure. He work so hard and I’m pretty sure he’s responsible. So I believe he gonna finish TDG with the best way possible for sure. And I know some people think like me or at least still think positive about him. So let’s support the author guys ^_^

        1. Hey, thanks for catching that! I’m really glad you did, because I thought it was odd that it transitioned like that. I might have accidentally deleted the raws while translating somehow. Also, thank you for your input and support!

      3. Hi littleshanks thanks for the chapter I like this novel and I appreciate your works ^_^

        I’m not that good in English but I think at least people can understand what I want to say xP

        I disagree with twenty players team on this dungeon! xD One thing is that I already finished this LN with google translate a while back xD (but I want to read your translate anyway) and there’ll be some 30 players dungeon too. Another thing is that around chapter 100 I think we can conclude this team have 6 warriors.

        I think my comment is too long, I’ll split it.

        So for your teaser, I think it’s a team of 30 players and this dungeon is 30 players dungeon.
        4 Thieves (Nie Yan, and another 3)
        6 Warriors (Sleepy Fox : Berserker, Violent Waves : Fighter MT, and another 4)
        [In my opinion, should fighter called shield warrior instead? Since the main different between them and berserkers is their shield.]
        3 Paladins (Flying Stone, and another 2)
        12 Mages (Dusk : Arcane Mage, Cold Maple : Holy Mage, and 10 more)
        5 Priests

        Chapter 91
        In the brief span of a few moments, a thirty-player team was formed.
        – This point I think it’s very clear that this dungeon use 30 players team.

        Chapter 94
        The frontliners charged forward, and due to it being severely weakened, the Mages easily finished it off by launching a barrage of a dozen spells.
        – This should already correct.

        Chapter 90
        When Nie Yan arrived in the general area, he saw Sleepy Fox and several dozen others, totalling almost twenty players, already gathered and waiting at the transfer point.
        – This chapter’s just saying it roughly, shouldn’t think too much. Or maybe you can think they still didn’t gather all.

        Chapter95
        “But if we didn’t use Scorching Meteor, the team would have definitely been wiped. With only twenty of us…
        – This you can think as excluding 4 Thieves and 5 Priests or something like that lol.

      4. Anyway this may not have any actual prove but I want to say that I think there gonna be some little mistake along the way of this LN. Just like many other authors that can’t avoid some mistakes in their works especially works that release daily or weekly. For example my favorite manga “one piece”, the author “Eiichiro Oda” said to his fans himself sometime he made some mistake like forgot to draw Zoro swords etc. If someone read it can understand like 2 weeks ago on chapter 843 on second last page, Sanji’s eyebrow is obviously on a wrong side. Although Authors got a lot of assistance teams to help them correct some mistake, it still occurs sometime. So we can’t blame the author too much. I really appreciate the way you try to correct Mad Snail’s work and that makes us reader can read it more fun. So please relax if you see some mistakes in this LN in da future ^_^ and you can correct it anyway ^_^

      5. Oh and another thing, as a translator you can encounter some mistakes too you know. I found some by coincidence.

        On chapter 91
        I think you forgot to translate this sentence.
        “定身我团队里一个阴影牧师就有,至于防护邪恶和解除目盲,我这就去,最多半小时就搞定。”

  4. Littleshanks I understand your pain…. after dealing with the inconsistencies in TDG I have learned to expect as much from Madsnail.

    I agree with Exempt, It makes since that the Paladins are included in that group of six frontliners.

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