SLASHDØG Volume 1 Final Chapter

Five Principal Clans/Himejima

At a certain place——the main shrine of the Himejima Clan, members of the family were meeting in the outer sanctum. With equally stern expressions, all members present at this time were aware of the truth behind the events that had occurred. The base of the ‘Utsusemi Agency’ was more or less under control. ……Although a number of fugitives had escaped, the remains of one of the masterminds——those of Himejima Hanezu had been recovered. Because of that, for now at least everything had been resolved.

In the complete and utter silence, an aging man with a grim face who was squatting before the inner sanctum let out a whisper.

“——It would be nice if our ties to the fate of Grigori were brought to an end.”

With that one sentence the outer sanctum erupted with noise. The members of the Clan all began speaking their views simultaneously.

“Suzerain (TN: religious title), is that okay? We have seen that one case——the negotiations over Akeno already reach a conclusion but”

The aging man——the Himejima family Suzerain, let out a single sigh as though uninterested.

“That was resolved through a secret agreement with the duke family of the seventy-two pillars. ——However, that black winged gang, with them consistently setting foot in the territory of the Himejima, even we cannot just sit back and watch. Protecting this country since antiquity, one of the five families, that is our own Himejima.”

These were not at all hesitant words. Strong unshakable will permeated throughout the minds and bodies of everyone present——.

The members of the Clan were successively stating their opinions on the information.

“We should utilize this opportunity to shorten the gap with the other families. Their side also has unexpected supernatural power users——and after all the sacred treasure possessor was taken away by the Grigori.”

“The Shinra side as well, I hear that they have a daughter who possessed a mirror sacred treasure that had the power to contact with devils. It is clear that it is in no way a coincidence that such calamities have befallen the Five Principal Families at once.”

“The magician association——‘Grau Zauberer’, have we been sounded out by them out to form a cooperative relationship in regards to this matter?”

Hearing these few words, the suzerain took out a single piece of paper. ——It was a document written with magical characters. That appeared to be an appeal for cooperation the magician association known as ‘Grau Zauberer’.

Remaining expressionless, the suzerain formed a fire phenomenon in his hand, and in an instant turned the paper the appeal had been written on into ashes.

“——It is not necessary to collude with foreign practitioners. We must display a separation between us and Mephisto Pheles who leads ‘Grau Zauberer’. The same for that Azazel, since he is no more than a swindler.”

Indeed, that was all there was to say.

For the people of the Clan, it was unanimous after all.

“As far as that black winged gang is concerned……the Vatican might also move.”

“It’s alright if it’s mutual nonintervention. If it comes to conflict, it’s enough if we censure them at that time.”

The suzerain gave a strict reply.

As for the clan members, their mouths continued speaking.

“However, there is the matter of ‘Oz’……the world like that from the picture book.”

“……Grigori, Oz, and those who rebelled against the Five Principal Clans keep popping up one after another……”

The members of the clan who couldn’t hide their unrest was not negligible. It was only natural. While they were already aware of the group of fallen angels and the magicians association, to say nothing of the treason of the ‘Utsusemi Agency’, it was truly unexpected that it would turn out that ‘Oz’ was involved in these events. Until now, among those who were part of the Five Principal Clans, none of them had believed such a place had existed. Even among those that had gathered here, there were those that were still in doubt about it.

Even within this the Himejima suzerain——Himejima Suou came to a clear decision.

“No matter what, if such a demonic Rasetsu (TN: Could also mean a Rakshasha, a demonic being) were to set foot in Honomoto (TN: another name for Japan I believe) bringing disaster, it is our assigned role to completely eradicate it.”

Everyone quietly nodded their head in accent at this.

——But, letting out a sigh, Himejima Suou said this.

“Truly, the ‘dog’ produced from the genealogy of my elder sister who was exiled from the family……. The matter of the ‘lighting’ was enough, what kind of strange thing had possessed this family?”

It had been some decades earlier that the sister of Suou——Ageha had been exiled from the Clan. Since then, as far as contact with each one went, they had not encountered one another. However, he could not have guessed that from her lineage such an aberration would be born. Was it something that had been brought into the Himejima bloodline? Or else, could it not be the result of a wish to a heathen god of mischief?

“However, it can’t be helped that something like that was produced from the Himejima bloodline. ——Suzaku.”

At the suzerain’s call, the form of a single individual appeared.

“Yes.”

It was a young girl with beautiful long black hair. Her black hair had a glossiness as though it were wet. She possessed a frigid atmosphere, one that was orderly without a hint of hesitation.

Regarding the age of the young girl——Himejima Suzaku, she was seventeen as of this year. Her appearance was fitting given that she was one of the granddaughters of Himejima Suou’s other older sister. As of this year, she had been the one talented woman from all of their relatives who had inherited the sacred beast ‘Suzaku’ that was governed by the Himejima. No, in recent years, the one’s who had inherited the sacred beasts of each of the respective Five Principal Clans had been remarkably young. Based on this, the efforts the families had undertaken to bring in good blood, they appeared to have borne fruit.

However, apart from that there was something else that Suou who was the suzerain harbored towards this daughter. That was, she strongly resembled the first one he had raised——Shuri, who had since left them. The mother of Suzaku, she had been Shuri’s biological older sister. That Shuri had also been ensnared by that black winged gang, and had lost her life as a result.

The suzerain——Suou had unintentionally thought back upon that. After closing his eyes, he spoke to her——Suzaku.

“I request of you the herald who will become the next head of the Himejima. ——As the representative of the family members who names begin with ‘Red’, can you display the fire dance for us?” (TN: Many of the Himejima’s first names start with the character for red. This includes Suzaku herself as well as Suou, Ageha, Shuri, and even Akeno. It seems Hanezu was rejected.)

She——Suzaku, gave a deep bow.

I would be honored to, Ooji-sama {granduncle}.”

Hearing that one line from Suzaku, Suou calmly nodded. ——But, Suou, narrowing his eyes, lowered his gaze to the floor.

“However. ……Towards the daughter of ‘lightning’ that is aligned with the devils. Towards the ‘dog’ of darkness that is aligned with the black angels……”

He, speaking in a whisper.

“For the time being, we should designate him as ‘The Fallen Dog God’.”

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Four Divine Beasts/Himejima Suzaku

Having been honored by the order from the suzerain at the main shrine, Himejima Suzaku was walking through the grounds.

“Yo.”

Raising a cry, there was a boy in spectacles who appeared to be about the same age as her. Possessing long slender limbs, he was a handsome boy. The strange aura surrounding his body was equivalent to that of Suzaku’s, or perhaps even…….

“What’s your business here, Seiryuu-chan of the Kushihashi family?”

Suzaku inquired as such. The boy——Kushihashi Seiryuu shrugged.

“Inquiring if it will become a three way fight with the gang of fallen angels and the magicians from the picture book.”

Suzaku resumed walking as she spoke.

“Well, I guess it gets busy around here. It’s not as though you won’t be working hard as well.”

While following behind her, Seiryuu replied.

“Since that would also be the decision of the family as well, though we will have no other than to comply as well. ……Other than that I had to come flying over when I heard that the Himejima had produced the ‘Dog God’. Amazing isn’t it, that it would be one of the Longinus?”

Suzaku stopped walking and spoke without turning around.

“Isn’t it ironic? That such a dark blade would be born from the Himejima who govern Shintoism?”

Sensing Suzaku’s atmosphere, Seiryuu put on a bitter smile.

“Scary scary.”

Seiryuu changed the topic as he continued.

“Are you aware of even that, Suzaku? That its mere presence would gather the Four Fiends?”

“——The matter of the ‘Four Fiends’ and the ‘Dog God’. For the old man-sama of the Himejima however, he has more than had his fury aroused.”

“The Himejima are interesting huh. Coming from here, there’s a high frequency of irregularities. From the misconduct involving the fallen angel, up to giving birth to the Dog God. And only you are its salvation huh?”

“No, even I was originally from the dark side. It’s merely that I could only be pardoned for those days. ——Seiryuu, although it’s a sin, I would like you to prepare a meeting place for the other members from the Four Divine Beasts and the Ouryou-dono.”

At these words of Suzaku, Seiryuu smiled cheerfully.

“——That’s your move huh? This ought to be fun. However, aside from Genbu-chan and that rambunctious Byakko, are you really going to go as far as to summon Ouryuu? That person is far harder to please than you can guess.”

Suzaku gathered together all of her long hair in the back——forming it into a ponytail.

“To make sure, I have to see this personally. Not only the ‘Four Fiends’, Ikuse Tobio——. For myself, eventually, even that child Tobio, even that matter of the ‘lightning, I will have them recognized as part of this family. ——I will accept even the family’s darkness.”

The <<Dog>> and the ‘Four Fiends’, as well as the ‘Four Divine Beasts’ and the ‘Yellow Dragon’, they were each about to meet the other——.

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Convictor/Budding Sword Enthusiast

A certain place in Italy——

There was a rural town’s high school in an outlying province. At that old school building, an exorcist was taking decisive action.

Using that high school’s old school building as a stronghold, a devil and its household would gather night after night. They would invite the surrounding residents with sweet words, grant their desires, and would then acquire compensation.

Having detected the aforementioned things of that sort in proximity to Christianity——the Vatican that was Catholic headquarters, it wasn’t something that the followers who had been cutting down devils and fallen angels for years could just overlook.

The vatican had immediately sent in an agent——a warrior, who then performed an exorcism ceremony on the devils.

The ceremony——in other words, to destroy the devil.

The interior of the old school building that had become the devil’s stronghold, its entirety was soaking with blood. Whether it was the corridor, the walls, the chairs, the desk, just about everything was covered with blood.

As for the cause, a sword releasing holy waves, held in the hand of a male catholic priest, had accomplished the salvation of the devils.

The ancient longsword that was releasing strong holy aura from the blade, without difficulty it had cleared away the household of the devil that had made the old school building its stronghold, and had annihilated them.

As for the devils that were slain by the specialized weapon that converted holiness into divine protection, since it was not any sort of high ranked being, it had been reduced to rubbish before vanishing. Especially for the legendary armaments known as ‘Holy Swords’, the powerful aura was capable of vanquishing even such high ranked beings.

The sword wielded by the male Catholic priest also belonged among those legendary ‘Holy Swords’.

For that reason, even though the devil that was in this old school building was High Class, they couldn’t avoid a fatal wound once struck.

The male Catholic priest was a mid-thirty-year-old of Italian lineage. While stroking the stubble on his left hand, he had cornered the chief of the devils inside of a room on  the second floor of the old school building.

The devil who had been employing household——was a female devil. By appearance she appeared to be about a girl of about eighteen years of age, but since devils could change even their appearance, you couldn’t acertain their age from a glance.

The Catholic priest spoke.

“It’s regrettable, but your entire household has been destroyed. What’s left……is only you huh.”

The the girl that was a devil glared at the Catholic priest and shrieked.

“How dare you murder my household, you annoying divine messenger!!”

The eyes of the girl devil released a perilous brilliance, and a blue colored aura gathered around her hand. Aiming her hand towards him, she fired the the power of the devils——demonic power.  If it was to score a direct hit, even the Catholic priest wouldn’t come away from it safely.

……But, the Catholic priest easily evaded it, and quickly sneaking into the girl devil’s bosom, performed a sweeping swing with the holy sword.

An instant later, the girl devil raised a cry of deadly agony. With smoke rising from her whole body, her figure crumbled little by little, until finally it vanished.

Having completely slaughtered the devils of the old school building, the male Catholic priest gave the holy sword a single swing before he returned it to its scabbard.

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Having completed the devil salvation, the Catholic priest exited the old school building.

Waiting for him in front of the gate was the one serving as his assistant, a white haired boy who was also his disciple. The boy of thirteen was making a mischievous face. As for his garb, it was a priest’s clothing for boys.

The boy, before the figure of his teacher who had finished his work essentially uninjured, was in high spirits.

“Hey there, if it isn’t Teach David! Even with fiendish heinous devils as opponents you altogether beautifully invincibly smashed them completely! I also placed a barrier around the old school building just as instructed.”

Before his merry pupil. the male Catholic priest——David Cerro, rapidly confirmed the contents of the next job from a note in his pocket. His orders had been written on it.

……On that note, there was information on suspicious activity in Japan involving fallen angels and a group of magicians, and the order to head there had been written on it.

The young boy who was his disciple inquired as he peered at the note.

Teach David, Teach David! As ‘spected, it turns out we’re going there right?”

David confirmed the orders and placed the note in his pocket.

The male Catholic priest David Cerro was a vatican agent——a church warrior. Thus far, not only fiendish devils and fallen angels, he had also completely slaughtered evil monsters. The ‘Holy Sword’ that he possessed, that power that he wielded, that was his only strength.

“Yeah, on top of that we’re to investigate the location of a conflict between the Grigori and the witches of Oz. ——Let us prepare. For the moment, we’ll head back to the subdivision, and then immediately leave this country.”

At David’s statement the boy raised a clamor.

“Hyahahaah! A foreign country! Let’s go beat down the heretics of a foreign country! I should give praise to the archangel Gabriel-sama’s breasts for once again slowly raising my faith!”

“——See here, Freed. Our goal is only to investigate the fallen angels and witches hanging out in Japan, and exterminate them depending on the situation. Based on intelligence, those guys appear to be carrying out a dangerous plot doing as they please in that country.”

“I undastand I undastand, well then, that is to say that depending on the circumstances we should execute judgement with that ‘Galatine’ of yours huh Teach.”

The boy——Freed Sellzen, directed his gaze at what was hanging from his teacher’s waist——the ‘Holy Sword Galatine’.

“You should also remember that judgement is done under the justification of compassion, Freed.”

At his teacher’s words Freed made a salute pose.

“Yessir, Teach. We shall beat them down with restraint☆”

From a place that was unknown to Ikuse Tobio and the others, every major power was starting to move——.

10 thoughts on “SLASHDØG Volume 1 Final Chapter

  1. Thanks for the translations you rock, this story also deserve to be made in anime!!
    on a side note can you please help zxzxzx in translating high school dxd since we are dying to read the last volume and you also mentioned you have not decided on your new project, it will be a great help and thanks for slash dog………..

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    1. Zxzxzx has been dormant for less than a month. The only way I’d take over for him is if he explicitly asked for help or was silent for at least two consecutive months. I too am patiently waiting for his return, which he has stated will be by the end of the month.

      For future projects, I am currently leaning towards the Monogatari series. I’d probably start with some short stories though to get used to the author’s style, especially since he REALLY likes puns. For those who’ve never heard of the series, it’s partially translated on B-T and over 80% of the series has been adapted into anime form (Owarimonogatari is airing right now in fact).

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      1. I’d recomed you Koyomimonogatari then, but it’s been translated by Polaris already…
        How about the short stories for the anime heroine books?

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