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GC V9C338

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(338) Wish Peak

Translator: Tseirp

We travelled by riding on the wyvern Pochi’s back.

“Look, Elize. The sunset is dazzling.”

“That’s true, Jofre. The glow looks lonely.”

Jofre and Elize commented as they looked in the direction of the eastern sky – – the direction we were heading toward. Those two were in high spirits when they first hopped on Pochi’s back but before we knew it, they had fallen asleep before sunset. And just moments ago – – they woke up when the sun was rising,

I should at least inform them that it was morning.

“I see, so it’s morning! No wonder it was so dazzling.”

“That’s true. It’s a joyful glow!”

Their reactions were pretty much the same.

Suzuki smiled bitterly but it didn’t seem like he planned to join in the conversation.

Hey, don’t dump the two idiots on me.

I was sure I was making a bitter expression at that moment.

… I suddenly recalled the Wool Worms I defeated n Belasra and felt that I don’t want to try eating insects in this Otherworld. Though even in Japan Miri was the only one with an appetite for insects. (TL: In Japanese, the saying ‘Make a bitter expression’ is written as ‘Chewing on a bitter bug’)

“You three, it’s about time we take a break. Pochi looks like it wants to sleep.”

Suzuki said and steered toward the peak of a rocky mountain about as large as Mount Takao. (TL: 599m tall)

I was using Stamina Heal during the flight to recover its stamina but I guess it could not dispel sleepiness.

After landing on top of the rocky mountain, the wyvern ensured that all of us had disembarked before it gave a big yawn and closed its eyes. Suzuki gently pat its face.

“Well then, I guess we should rest too.”

“Yeah – – I naturally couldn’t sleep that high up.”

That was not a place to sleep, contrary to Jofre and Elize who could do so with just a lifeline attached.

With these three people around, our items probably won’t get stolen while we sleep.

“Jofre, Elize. You guys are so energetic so could you keep watch?”

“Sure, leave it to us.”

“Yup, leave it to us!”

““We’ll ride the mud boat!””

They said the same thing at Belasra too.

It was probably an inside joke between them but I was worried.

“ … Hn? Suzuki. I didn’t notice from the air but there seems to be a checkpoint there. What is that?”

While preparing my bed, I noticed something that looked like a checkpoint on the road located on the plains to the east.

“Ah, that is the border. The Shiraraki Kingdom domain spans until here. Beyond that will be Tsuaobal.”

“Eh? We had not reached Tsuaobal yet? I thought you mentioned that it was directly east.”

“That’s because we took quite a detour. It is forbidden to fly above Lake Altal and the area around Kyupilas Hill where the Great Cathedral is.”

“I see – -“

I looked to the south but I could not see Kyupilas Hill.

 

“Now that you mention it, Daijiro-san commented on that too. That it was a hassle to intentionally apply stealth camouflage such that she would not be detected from the ground.”

“She said 『Damn Pope, creating such annoying laws. Just who do you think recovered that hill from the Demon Lord? X X X X, X X X X. 』”

Elize said broadcast censor-worthy words back-to-back. She probably didn’t know what they meant.

That said, Daijiro-san was amazing. Rather than change her flight path, she flew without getting detected instead.

Somehow my image of her crumbles whenever I hear anything about her. Well, my first impression was that she was a guy so my image was very wrong from the start even before it crumbled.

“Eh? This is – -“

Suzuki found a strange stone monument.

“What’s that?”

“These are called Krokki stones and are stone monuments found throughout the world. The Adventurer Krokki left them behind to mark his steps. So this is the place called Wish Peak.”

“Wish Peak?”

“Erm, it is said that if you do divination at the peak, it will come true.”

“Oh, that sounds interesting.”

Divination … huh.

The effects that appear from using the Blacksmithing Random skill is divination as well … no, I shouldn’t. After all, it was time to sleep and blacksmithing now would interfere with Pochi’s rest.

Oh, that’s right.

Don’t I have a much quicker method?

Job Seeking skill.

It will randomly display five jobs and I will be able to take on one of it as my job for 24 hours. However, my other jobs aside from the selected job would not level up.

That’s pretty much divination.

Having just one good job would definitely help when I rescue Miri.

If only bad jobs show up … I’ll think about it when the time comes.

I used the Job Seeking skill.

·        Please choose the job you wish to switch to

(If none are selected, one will be automatically selected after five minutes)

Alpinist: Lv1

Alchemist: Lv1

Gigolo: Lv1

Magic Investigation Lab Member: Lv1

Unemployed: Lv1

 

 

Wait a minute! I almost unconsciously shouted.

Were Alpinist and Alchemist chosen purely because they sound similar? And in fact, isn’t Alchemist just the English equivalent of Alchemist? (TL: The Alchemist Ichinojo has is written in Kanji, the Alchemist listed here is written in Katakana.)

And also, Gigolo – – not you again! I won’t become a gigolo.

And especially the last Unemployed, what is with that!

People searching for a job while jobless are called Unemployed but isn’t it the same as Jobless?

“Hey, Suzuki. This is a random topic but have you heard of the job called Unemployed?”

“That’s really sudden. Yeah, I have.”

“You know about it?”

“The job system in this world is managed by the Goddess-samas but there are new jobs created and lost. So in cases where the jobs are lost due to circumstances from the Goddess-samas, the people who had that job would switch to Unemployed for – – 3 years I think, and would find it easier to change to a new job.”

“Ah, so it is different from Jobless.”

“Completely different. The Unemployed boast slightly higher status values compared to before they lost their jobs and jobs are unlocked according to the level of their previous job. And after changing jobs, their experience points continue from that they accumulate in their previous job.”

I see. So when I become Unemployed from Jobless, I will unlock jobs according to my Jobless level?

It would be terrifying if I actually unlock Gigolo if I do that.

“Then what about Magic Investigation Lab Member?”

“It’s similar to the scientific investigational laboratory members in Japan. To put it simply, they identify fingerprints and DNA, find out height and weight from footprints and determine the presence of disease. They have increased Appraisal-type skills. Although they have skills that can only be used with their specialty tools, they have many other useful skills. That said, the job change examination is quite tough. I had quite a hard time.”

“You’ve unlocked it!?”

I forgot. This guy was quite a smart one.

“Yup. Well, it has many skills required for a doctor’s medical examination. There might come one day that I can return to Japan and while I do not know if the skills here can be used in that world, I thought that I should learn them. But I didn’t level it up though.”

Suzuki said in self-mockery.

I don’t know if he can return to Japan but don’t worry Suzuki.

The skills learned here can be used in Japan as well.

My younger sister – – Miri seemed to be able to use skills in Japan after all.

Nevertheless, I see. Appraisal-type huh?

To not miss any of Miri’s traces – – it might not be a bad idea to have the skills acquired from Magic Investigation Lab Member. Or rather, it will be good.

Once I knew that, there was no need to choose the other jobs.

 

【The first job has been set as Magic Investigation Lab Member】

 

Although, even if I selected this job, there would be no meaning if I don’t gain any experience points. I wonder if monsters will appear?

 

“ … Hn?”

Just as I was setting the job, I noticed the presence.

A slight moment later, Suzuki stood up and drew his sword.

“What’s wrong?”

“What’s going on?”

Jofre and Elize who were on lookout asked.

The two of them didn’t notice – – that we were gradually getting surrounded.

 

“Kusunoki-kun.”

“Yeah … this seems to be their nest.”

 

They had suddenly formed.

It was no wonder that Jofre and Elize didn’t realize.

The monsters that formed as if surrounding us seemed like rocks from the mountain.

It looked like this was their nest.

“Rock Golems. Kusunoki-kun, unfortunately these golems do not have the letter ‘e’.”

“Even if there were or weren’t any, it didn’t change that they died.” (TL: Anyone has any idea what golem they are talking about.)

 

I see, Wish Peak.

It seemed that it granted both of my wishes.

 

 

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73 Comments

  1. Erehwonmai

    Golem reference is for the Hebrew golem.

    Basically, by removing one letter on its forehead you basically change it from “alive”(or truth for some reason?) to “dead”.

  2. TAMA-MII

    I think its “e” from emeth. Many isekai novels have this joke, when you erase the first “e” letter from emeth the golem would die.

    • Tahaku

      Aside from the fact that meth can kill you, the word meth with the “e” removed means death. I think I read somewhere that it represents how life and death are two sides of the same coin. Or something like that.

  3. shadowbadger

    If you’re asking about the e thing then it is referring to Jewish? folklore about golems. The golem would have a word that starts with e on their forehead and you stopped them by erasing the e. I don’t remember the specifics.

  4. Archer

    Golems are engraved with the word “EMET”. If you remove the first E, it leaves “MET”, or death, thus killing the golem.

  5. Alex

    there are some narratives where the golems would have “EMET” written in their forehead which means “truth” in hebrew and if you removed or destroyed the first letter “E” what remains is “MET” that means “dead”

    by the way, thanks for the chapter.

  6. Hevensdragon

    So about the golems, it is from old folk lore, pagan i think but may be wrong, the “e” in question is the “e” in the word emeth which means life, it would be carved on the golem and the source of its life, if you take the “e” out of emeth you get meth meaning death, so breaking off the “e” is the easiest way to kill the golems.

  7. flat

    One of the oldest stories about golems involve animating them from clay and inscribing the Hebrew word “emet (truth)” into them. You could defeat them by erasing one of the E’s to make the word say “met (death)”

  8. Kei

    The golem thing is the one where some versions had emet inscribed somewhere on the golem in hebrew, removing or damaging the “e” part would turn the meaning from emet “truth” to met “dead”.

    I don’t know how it is in hebrew.

  9. Lord Beleth

    Thanks for the chapter.
    I think they are referencing the golems in Jewish mythology. You need to write Emeth to make them function, but if you erase the ‘E’ what remains is meth meaning ‘death’. The myth was used in multiple stories so I don’t know if it was a specific anime, novel or game.

  10. Hevensdragon

    The golems thing is a old folk lore thing, pagan i think, emeth meaning life would be carved on the golems granting them life, break of the “e” and you get meth meaning death as a easier kill method.

  11. ardescat

    The ‘letter e’ is from Jewish folklore, where a golem has the word ’emeth’ meaning ‘truth’ on its forehead. It can be destroyed by removing the e, turning the word into ‘meth’ meaning ‘death’.
    “Unfortunately these golems do not have the letter ‘e’” probably means that there’s no easy and convenient way to defeat them aside from just dealing damage.

  12. Miserys_End

    Cheers for the chapter, and all your hard work!

    Taken from google
    The Hebrew letters on the creature’s head read “emet”, meaning “truth”. In some versions of the Chełm and Prague narratives, the Golem is killed by removing the first letter, making the word spell “met”, meaning “dead”.

  13. Miserys_End

    Cheers for the chapter, and all your hard work!

    Taken from google.
    The Hebrew letters on the creature’s head read “emet”, meaning “truth”. In some versions of the Chełm and Prague narratives, the Golem is killed by removing the first letter, making the word spell “met”, meaning “dead”.

  14. Miserys_End

    Cheers for the chapter, and all your hard work!

    Taken from Google
    “The Hebrew letters on the creature’s head read “emet”, meaning “truth”. In some versions of the Chełm and Prague narratives, the Golem is killed by removing the first letter, making the word spell “met”, meaning “dead”.”

    Not sure if the site if rejecting my posts, or if they are just hanging in limbo waiting to be moderated… either way this is the last attempt (._.)

  15. Tsukidemon

    The original story about golem it had emeth written on them. And the way to stop them from working was to erase the first “e” from it

  16. ton

    Emet without e is met. It’s a trope that golems are given life by carving emet on it. Then to kill the golem you erase the e to leave just met. Which is death.

  17. Aliceteria

    Thanks for chapter.
    I think they meant golem name “EMETH” and if E in front is destroyed/erased it become “METH” that means dead.
    I don’t know details but I see it in some manga and novel I reading.

  18. Daniel

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golem

    “A golem is inscribed with Hebrew words in some tales (for example, some versions of Chełm and Prague, as well as in Polish tales and versions of Brothers Grimm), such as the word emet (אמת, “truth” in Hebrew) written on its forehead. The golem could then be deactivated by removing the aleph (א) in emet,[7] thus changing the inscription from “truth” to “death” (met מת, meaning “dead”). “

  19. Hakurei06

    “And I have heard, in a certain and explicit way, from several respectable persons that one man [living] close to our time, whose name is R. Eliyahu, the master of the name, who made a creature out of matter [Heb. Golem] and form [Heb. tzurah] and it performed hard work for him, for a long period, and the name of emet was hanging upon his neck until he finally removed it for a certain reason, the name from his neck and it turned to dust.”
    the golems of chelm and prague are the classical narratives with regards to golems. in a few variations the ‘e’ from emet (truth) is removed, leaving met (death).

  20. Starcrier

    Pretty sure the “e” letter comment is related to the more well known story about the Hebrew Golem.

    The golem in the story was made from clay and had the word “emet”, or truth, written on it’s forehead. When the golem completed it’s mission one needed only to wipe the “e” to change “emet” into “met”, therefore killing it.

  21. rooislangwtf

    Thanks

  22. Ken

    The E they’re talking about is a reference to golems in Jewish mythology. A golem made by a guy and brought to life with characters that spelled out “emeth“ on its forehead meaning “truth,“ but when it gets too big he erases the first character it spells out “meth“ or “death” and causes the golem to collapse. For some reason it’s brought up here and there in Japanese manga so it’s pretty commonly known.

  23. Dragox

    regarding the letter “e” in the golems: this has to do with jewish folklore where they make golems come to life by carving the word “life” in them. It seems that the diference between “life” and “death” in their language is the letter “e”, so by deleting that letter the golems stop working

  24. Siceraria

    I think they are talking about some Hebrew word “emet” written on golems.
    “Emet” means truth.
    When the first “e” is removed, “met” means dead or death or something

  25. vurlix

    Should be a reference to Emeth, it comes up in a few anime’s, but not sure if the author here was referencing a specific one :

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emeth

  26. Kevin

    The part about the letter ‘e’ is from golems in the Kabbalah. The golems have the word “emeth” on them somewhere and to destroy the golem you need to smudge or destroy the first ‘e’ to make the word “meth” meaning “he is dead”.

  27. Vyacheslav

    “Anyone has any idea what golem they are talking about” it’s about jewish golems (according to Simpsons) and method to disable them.

  28. RioghanDer2te

    Thanks for the chapter^^

    Time to sniff Miri up to 10km far with the wind

  29. dragoonofinfinity

    It’s the puzzle that showed up in death march. Change “Emeth” to “meth” (something about changing the word on the golem to “death” in some language and it dies. Don’t ask me where it’s from originally though).

  30. DAvid

    Yeah the original golem from jewish mythology is said to be created when the the word emeth is inscribed somewhere on the body which means truth. By erasing the first letter e from emeth you get meth which is the the word for death thus killing the golem. That is the e that they are referencing.

  31. a guy

    Letter ‘e’ with golems is a reference to emet being what brought the golem to life, carved into them. Erasing the ‘e’ changed it to “met” which meant death and killed it. I might be wrong about the exact words. Not a Hebrew scholar.

  32. oO_Oo

    What they are talking about is that in Jewish folklore/myths they have emet writen on them to give them life. (it means truth) However if you remove the e, it changes in met, which means death.

    So the golem dies.

  33. piafzor

    Golem with the word emet (אמת, “truth” in Hebrew) written on its forehead.
    The golem could then be deactivated by removing the aleph (א) in emet, thus changing the inscription from “truth” to “death” (met מת, meaning “dead”).
    (source: wiki)

    Thanks for the translation ^^

  34. Med1um

    About golems, there are myths about them that writing “emeth” (in hebrew, “truth”) grant them life. And the easiest method to defeat them is get rid of the first “e”, remaining “meth” (in hebrew, “death”) will kill golem instantly.

  35. Citadel specter

    it’s hebrew but they refer to golems with the word emeth on their forhead if you take the e it lea es meth wich means death so the goles dies easely

  36. Al

    The Hebrew word אמת ‘Emeth’ also figures in Jewish mythology. In one version of the golem legend, the Kabbalist Elijah Ba’al Shem of Chelm crafts in clay a man’s form, which he brings to life by writing word אמת on its forehead. When he sees that the golem grows and grows, he realizes that he has a potentially troublesome situation. He knows that if he can erase from the golem’s forehead the first letter of ‘Emeth’, the Hebrew letter א ‘aleph’, the remaining letters would spell מת ‘meth’, meaning “death”. The rabbi brings the golem’s forehead within reach of his hand by commanding the golem to remove his boots. He wipes the letter off of the golem’s forehead, but this causes the golem’s clay to collapse upon the rabbi.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emeth

  37. Ghalaghor

    Golems made with mud or soil often have the word “Emeth” engraved on them which in turn makes them come alive. Destroy the letter E if you want to kill them. It was mentioned in the novel Deathmarch in another World.

    Thanks for the chapter!

  38. Ixiaz

    Probably the golem of Prague. The word E is Emeth (truth) and is inscribed as a magic word to animate golems. By erasing the E you get Meth which means Death, instantly killing the golem.

  39. killercool

    In the original myth of the Golem, a rabbi made a mud man to defend the Jewish part of the town during the Pogroms, an organized series of assaults on Jews. To bring the mud man to life, he branded it with one of the secret names of God, “EMET.” After it defended the people, it had learned violence. Lacking a soul, it didn’t know good from evil, and started attacking the Jewish as well. The rabbi subdued the Golem and killed it by erasing the first E of “EMET,” and left it with “MET,” which is Hebrew for “death.”

  40. AMK

    It’s a reference to the original golem legend here on earth. It had emeth carved into its forehead and when the first e was destroyed it would die.

  41. fivestarninja

    I think they were talking about this kind of golem “A golem is inscribed with Hebrew words in some tales (for example, some versions of Chełm and Prague, as well as in Polish tales and versions of Brothers Grimm), such as the word emet (אמת, “truth” in Hebrew) written on its forehead. The golem could then be deactivated by removing the aleph (א) in emet,[7] thus changing the inscription from “truth” to “death” (met מת, meaning “dead”).” when they were talking about the “without an e” (from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golem )

  42. Moguro

    The thing about golems traces back to the Jewish mythos of the golem, where to grant life to a Golem, the word “EMET” (which means “truth”) is written on the head of a clay doll/body. In order to defeat the golem you need to erase the letter “E” so it spells the word “MET” (which means “death”).

  43. Carmeops

    since everyone is explaining it even if it was already clear
    the E thing on golem is Hebrew folklore, where golems are animated by writing “Emet” on their head, which means “Truth”, if you manage to erase the first letter E, it will become “met” which is “death” and the golem will deactivate

  44. Abyssal

    Thank you for the chapter~

  45. SFcipher

    Error?
    I suddenly recalled the Wool Worms I defeated n Belasra -> I suddenly recalled the Wool Worms I defeated in Belasra

    Thanks for the treat, and stay safe.

  46. Filip Dinca

    [defeated n Belasra] -> {defeated in Belasra} ~ unless intended

    Well, I wanted to say about the last part (about the golems), but the hardcore comment spam about it… Let’s just say it’s no longer needed 😀
    Thanks for the chapter! Awesome translation! God bless you!

  47. OCGD

    They are talking about the old legend about the golem with emeth(thruth) Change it to meth (death) and the golem dies

  48. C-R*

    Alchemist golems; they have Emeth (I think) label somewhere on their bodies, and if you cut the first E, it becomes Meth, which means death, or something.

    I remember seeing this in a couple of Jap mangas, like Claylord.

  49. Mathias

    Aren’t they talking about emeth that are written on the golems in the original legends?

  50. Lycanthe

    It about the golem in religion, it animate by a word inscrib on it and that word have a meaning like alive but if you crose the initial letter( a ‘e’) itmeaning becomes dead or something like that

  51. Patrick Sears

    I’m thinking the “e” thing at the end of the chapter is referring to the original way to kill golems in different stories. Many times the phrase “emeth” would be inscribed somewhere on a golem, meaning “firmness” or “truth” in Hebrew and bringing it to life. However, if you scratch out/destroy the letter “e” on those golems, it would simply read “meth” which means “death” in Hebrew and would cause the golem to stop functioning. In this case, Suzuki and Inchinojo are saying that the golems surrounding them are not the ones who are easily killed by simply destroying that one letter inscribed somewhere on their body. That’s my interpretation, but if someone else knows better then I’d love to know. Hope this helps.

  52. Helpful Advisor

    One of the original Golem from legend had an inscription on it’s forhead that said, EMET, meaning “truth.” Erasing the letter E would change it to MET, meaning “dead,” thus killing the Golem. This story was known as”The Golem of Prague.”

  53. NotusPersistent

    its about the stereotypical jewish golem where you erase the letter in e in emet (jewish word for golem iirc) become met that means death thus deactivating/cease to operate said golem

  54. psyque

    The “e” is a reference to the Jewish fable about the Golem, a clay creature brought to life with the Jewish word “meth,” or life, written on it’s forehead or on a scroll inside it’s head. It was defeated when the letter “e” was added, changing meth to emeth, which meant “death.”

  55. animemunchkin

    Golem emet
    Featured snippet from the web
    The Hebrew letters on the creature’s head read “emet”, meaning “truth”. In some versions of the Chełm and Prague narratives, the Golem is killed by removing the first letter, making the word spell “met”, meaning “dead”.

  56. Highlord

    (TL: Anyone has any idea what golem they are talking about.) I think it’s a pun about EMETH (truth) and METH (death) from hebrew, that is in golems brows

  57. André Bessa Filho

    In many stories about golems, the golem is indestructible (because he doesn’t take damage or because regenerate indefinitely), but has at his forehead the word EMET, the signific alive, and the solution to defeating the golem is destroying the letter E to change the word to MET= Dead, the word MET and EMET came from old Hebrew.

  58. Lord Rin

    Job Search Skill really wants him to become a gigolo huh?

    I do wonder what would happen would happen if you maxed out Unemployed?

  59. Nama

    Re: The “E” for the golem. It’s the well-known story about golems having the word EMETH on them and destroying the first E breaks/stops the golem: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emeth#The_Golem

  60. Apthydragon

    In jewish myths the golem had emet engraved on its head. And it was killed by removing the first e and changing the word to mean die/death

  61. Nanashi

    Thanks for the chapter, and another special thanks to Deepak

  62. Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    I didnt know about that emet story..
    *notes down*

  63. Erant

    Thanks for the corona-chapter.
    About The “e”, in The original Golem myth, The Golem was a living statue with The hebreian Word Emeth write on The forehead. To stop It, you needed to delete The first letter, e, because Meth means Death in hebreus, and that would stop Golem.

  64. Hafararisay

    Thanks bro

    And stay safe

  65. Ghalaghor

    Looks like my comment didn’t make the cut in all the many explanations of the golem or I wasn’t the first one to write a comment.

    Anyway, thanks for the chapter!

  66. Ghalaghor

    Nevermind, found my explanation in the flood of comments.

  67. TalosParoxi

    As everyone else already explained the Emeth reference I’ll add an additional fun fact. The conception of golems haveing Emeth written upon their head to keep them moving is only one of two interpretations of the story. More often the Golem of Prague, as it is called in the old story, was given life either by inserting a tablet into it’s mouth, or embedding it in it’s chest. This tablet would either be enscribed with the instructions that the golem will follow or a word that gives life to the golem depending on the interpretation.

    TheMoreYouKnow.avi

  68. ChunLing

    Now I’m wondering if that question about the golems was intentional lurker bait.

  69. Brent

    http://21essays.blogspot.com/2011/10/golem-how-to-kill-golem.html

    According to most Kabbalah sources, Golems are clay men that are brought to life through ritual, including the inscribing of the Hebrew word “emeth,” meaning truth, on their foreheads. To kill a Golem, you smudge out the first letter, leaving the word “meth,” meaning “he is dead.” As with much Kabbalah wisdom, words and letters are vitally important.

  70. “Unemployed: Lv1” what ? hahahaha

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