Q: Just what are ‘Ryoshin’ and ‘Jashin’?
A: ‘Ryoshin’ are gods that seek to preserve the balance and equilibrium of this world. Some of them focus on the the welfare of humankind, while others value power and are focused on polishing their skills.
‘Jashin’ are beings who abuse their powers for evil and seek to disrupt the balance of the world.
Furukawa Kei -> Kelt
Sano Uzuki -> Yushiris
Masuoka Ryuutarou -> Euvis.
Okada Gakuto -> Gakuto
Mitsuya Dan -> Dan
Anobu Shin -> Ama
TN: Please keep in mind that for the most part, Kelt uses watashi (♀) when speaking but ore (♂) during internal monologue. The other guys use ore unless using polite speech, so I’ll only be indicating the pronoun for Kelt.
Mouseover the conversations to read the romaji!
After our bath, we all sat down together for dinner, and perhaps because everyone was exhausted, the guys all went to bed right after. As for me, I went up to Elma-san’s room, as she requested. Naturally, my heart was beating like crazy. Being a man on the inside, even I’m prone to strange delusions. Only after I had calmed my nerves and my trembling hand settled down, did I open the door to Elma-san’s room.
Inside, Elma-san was sat on a chair. Sitting upon the table before her was a large crystal ball like object.
At Elma-san’s invitation, I sat down on the empty chair that faced her.
Elma-san had a slightly sad look on her face. She was doing this for the benefit of others, yet no one believed her.
I think I understood just how much this pained her.
-I said, patting my chest.
Elma’s expression brightened, and she held her hand out over the crystal ball.
Elma-san took a deep breath, then a blue aura appeared all around her.
As she murmured this, the crystal ball began to glow brightly. I turned away, unable to withstand the glare.
After a short while, the light faded and Elma-san stared into the crystal ball.
Lands of the north? Something connected to us? A great ordeal?
Perhaps the ‘lands of the north’ refers to the nation that Sarah told us about.
Though I’ve no idea about the other two things.
Elma-san became dispirited.
Elma smiled at my words. Her smile was even more dazzling that the light from the crystal ball. However, there was one thing that bothered me.
Hearing that, Elma-san looked surprised.
Is it okay for me to reveal that we are holders of special unique skills like ‘Special Specs’?
I was at a loss for words momentarily.
Unable to lie, I nodded lightly.
Elma looked relieved. Even I felt a little less nervous now.
Elma-san looked right into my eyes, as she spoke with very serious expression.
When I said that, Elma-san put her hand on my cheek and smiled.
I think I understand what Elma-san is trying to tell me; just how dangerous these ‘Special Specs’ can be, and that powers should be used to benefit others.
Elma-san then gently embraced me. Even without the need for any special powers, I could feel the strength of her thoughts. Then, Elma-san said quietly-
-I replied gently.
With a bow, I thanked Elma-san, and returned to my room.
Then I got into my futon.
I will never forget that face of Elma-san’s, or those words she said to me. I swear to god…..
Come the morning, it was time to prepare for the start of our adventure.
Sarah came into my room with a smile as bright as the morning sun.
Elma-san wants to give us something? What could it be?
I immediately woke up the sleepyheads and we gathered where Elma-san was waiting for us.
Hearing that, Dan whispers into my ear from behind-
Just from their faces I could tell that everyone was in agreement, so the decision was made instantly.
With an exceptionally brilliant smile, Sarah gratefully accepted our help.
Saying such, Elma-san pulled out a large wooden box from behind the receiption desk. Inside were some men’s lightweight traveller’s clothes and some simple weapons.
First free loding, and now she’s even giving us equipment…. I’ll have to properly thank her one day.
Each of them began to choose their preferred equipment.
Yushiris, Euvis, Ama, Dan and Gakuto had earch made their choice. Eh? What about me?
Elma-san gave me a leather cloak and a lightweight leather breastplate; the sort of easy to move in equipment a female warrior might wear, and also a dagger.
We all changed in to our new clothes and head outside. The clear blue sky was so beautiful, it seemed to be welcoming us on the start of our journey.
As we walked, Elma-san continued to wave goodbye to us with a smile on her face for as long as we could see here. As the inn gradually faded from sight, I remembered her words from last night.
I…… I’ll do my best….
As she smiled, the wind blowing across the meadow made Sarah’s blonde hair flutter.
And beyond, lies our next destination.
From this point on, our journey where we’re ignorant of our abilities began in earnest.
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 The Kanji for this skill name is unmei yosoku (運命予測) which means “Fate Prediction”, while the katakana is “Destiny Eye”
 The kanji for this power is uranai jutusha (占術者) which means “person who uses fortune telling powers”. The katakana is “Spiritual”
 The words “ganbaru no yo” in this situation could alternatively be interpreted as “Hang in there” or similar. I’m not sure which one is more appropriate. Let me know in the comments what you think.
 A futon is a type of foldable bed+mattress that is placed on the floor when you want to sleep. It is very common in Japan. It’s probably more widely used in Japan then standard beds.
 In this situation yoroshiku means something along the lines of “I’ll be in your care” and “let’s get along”, rather than “nice to meet you”. I was finding it hard to translate, so figured it’s best to put it as is.
 And in this case Sarah is using the full formal form- yoroshiku onegaishimasu = nice to meet you all + let’s get along.