Kaoru Chapter 23

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Kaoru Chapter 23: Showdown! Royal Palace versus Temple



「Is the Holy angel here!?」 (Bishop)


Suddenly, a loud voice was raised at the entrance of the workshop.
Kaoru isn’t a shop attender but just a helper, and she isn’t officially naming herself with such name.
Thus she doesn’t care about the shouting and preparing meals in the kitchen instead.

Acyl also heard that but ignored it.
His father had told him, kept in mind to ignore anything other than contact from the royal palace via Baron Lyotal.
And in the end, the one who has to deal with it is Bard, the workshop owner.


「This is…! What is the bishop of the temple doing here? How may I help you.」(Bard)

「Oh, is the Angel here!?」(Bishop)

「An angel?」(Bard)


Bard didn’t know the circumstances at all.


「 Uhm, it’s the angel of goddess Celestine!」(Bishop)

「Well, no, why is such great people here in our workship?」(Bard)


He can’t find anything to reply at all.

Bishop Perrier, a messenger from Archbishop Sornie, finally remembered that the person he wanted was named 「Kaoru」and asked for that name.


「Well, if you find Kaoru, she is in the back, Bishop-sama…」(Bard)


And when Bishop is about to meet Kaoru and Acyl who are in the back of the workshop.


「Acyl, are you here?」(Lyotal)


The Baron Lyotal who has ridden a horse-drawn carriage from the royal palace arrived.


「Go with Kaoru, come over to Lyotal family house and have a meeting with the king」(Lyotal)

「No, I will welcome her to the Great Temple and meet with the Archbishop」(Perrier)

「Do you say that you will postpone the king’s meeting!?」(Lyotal)

「Who is always talking about letting the church handle religion and the royalty handle politics without clashing with each other!」(Perrier)

「Gununu …」(Lyotal)



It was very terrible.

Both of faction should never be close with each other.


「Ah… so noisy」(Kaoru)


Can’t take it anymore, Kaoru shows herself.


「Oh, Kaoru-dono!」(Lyotal)


「If you really want, I will meet both the King and the Archbishop at the same time.

You don’t have a problem with that, do you?

Also, I don’t like meeting in a private place that doesn’t have other people. Because I don’t know what kind of trick you prepare for me.

That place must be a public area with plenty of third-party’s eyes and isn’t under the control of any power or faction.

If you can fulfill those conditions, I agree for the meeting」(Kaoru)


*** Kingdom of the Balmor Kingdom Gurua, central square ***


This place is in the middle of the city if you follow the main road to the right side (joke: in the red corner), it’s the Royal Castle.

In the opposite side (joke: in the blue corner) is the Great Temple, and you can see the statue of the goddess Celestine in front of its front entrance.

The central plaza, which is usually crowded with tourists, walkers, stalls of stores, etc., was now wrapped in silence.
It’s by no means there are fewer people now.
In fact, there’re more citizens gathered like any big events of years.
Among them, there are even aristocrats with escorts.

However, everyone doesn’t make a noise and is quietly waiting.
That was the silence of the late.
There’s a stage with a height of about several meters, which was set up just yesterday to make everyone on the stage visible from the whole plaza.
And on the stage, there are tables and seats aligned to form a triangle.

Yes, for the three most powerful faction in this country.

After a while, dozens of priests appeared from the Great Temple.
And as they approach the stage, only three of them climb on the stage and have the seat.
The rest will wait under the stage.

And after a while, a gorgeous carriage protected by royal knights appeared from the royal castle.
When the carriage arrives in front of the stage, people inside go out and climb the stage.
Just like the temple side, the only three people have the seats on the stage, and the guards wait under the stage.

Three attendants on the side of the temple are: Archbishop Sornier, Bishop Perrier, Shrine maiden Shera.
She is still a shrine maiden, even though she is already 60 years old.

Three major people on the royal side are: King Serge, King’s brother Roland, Prime Minister Cornor (コルノー: Koruno)

Two sides of the triangle are filled, only the last one side.

And that one keeps both the King and Archbishop waiting.

The plaza was tense.


「Oh, I’m sorry, I’m coming late!」(Kaoru)


Until the tense atmosphere was ruined by that voice of a commoner girl who appeared from among the crowd.






Kaoru made the condition of the meeting as follow.

First: have a meeting with both the royalty side and the temple side at the same time.

Second: the meeting place must not be under the influence of any power.

Third: the meeting will hold in front of the eyes of an indefinite number of people.

And the location and method specifically designated by Kaoru was an open questionnaire at the central square.

Both Royal palace side and temple have three attendants, Kaoru side only has one Kaoru.


「Okay, we will start a question and answer session right here and now」 (Kaoru)


The discussion starts with Kaoru side.


「First of all, what do you want to ask of me, I’m just a citizen?」 (Kaoru)

「Nothing. It’s natural to invite you, the angel of Goddess to the Royal Palace …」(P.M)


The Prime Minister’s Cornor answered with what he thought.


「Well, but I’m not an angel, even if you invite me to the royal palace, I have nothing to tell you or anything to do for you…」(Kaoru)

「Huh…?」 (Cornor)


The prime minister, Cornor is dumbfounded.


「Ah, but didn’t you have the blessing from the goddess…」(King)

「Well? I don’t have it …」(Kaoru)



The King can’t stay calm on his seat.


「But according to the investigation, there are those who were saved by the blessings of the goddess among the citizens of the kingdom …」(Roland)


The King’ brother Roland asks.


「Ah, that only happens if the person in question is a people with a great heart, and had suffered unreasonable suffering.
As for royalty and aristocracy who serious rule the country and the territory.
It isn’t surprising because it’s a matter of course as a government administrator.
They really have a great heart that willing sacrifice for others.
As for knight and soldier, even if they get injured during.
That is just the result of normal duties as a knight or soldier, not 「unreasonable」
So they still aren’t people that the goddess wishes to give her blessing.
There is no point in seeing royalty and nobility, and I can not enter the king castle in the first place.
Because I was told that I need to let the gatekeeper have his way with my body to get in.
I already swore to the goddess that I would never enter the castle again」(Kaoru)


A hoarse spread among the people on Kaoru’s bomb remark.


 (You dare demand the angel to offer her body!)  (Citizen)

(What a dishonor! What are the nobility guys thinking!)  (Citizen)


Now, the Royalty can’t hide this information anymore because the citizen already heard.


「Also about Celes, she doesn’t really care much about the destiny of each human being.
Except for an individual that she is interested in or in the case of the disaster that the majority of humanity will lose their life.
… The goddess doesn’t take care of every individual」(Kaoru)


With the words of Kaoru, Roland becomes silent.

Kaoru is talking about the goddess’ will and no-one can say anything about that.

Meanwhile, the temple side is glad to hear Kaoru’s declaration 「will never enter the royal castle again」


「Then, for an angel, you should, by all means, enter my temple!
The temple which is the place for goddess’s worshiper. The most suitable place for the visit of the angel!」(Sornie)


The archbishop’s desperate solicitation.


「No, I have no use in the temple either …」(Kaoru)


Archbishop Sornier has a blank face.

Bishop Perrier desperately talks.


「No matter how much the differences in the doctrine of sects of other countries are,
Aren’t we also worship the same goddess, Celestine-sama?
Just like the angel, please come with us …」(Perrier)

「Well, but I’m not a Celestine believer」(Kaoru)



A loud scream came out from the square with Kaoru’s nuclear bomb remark.


「In my country, God’s will live in everything.
Forest blessing, river blessing, sea blessing, …
We have Faith and Respect for every god.
Goddess Celestine, she shoulders the responsibility of many gods.
She is a kind goddess who advises directly in human’s appearance」(Kaoru)

「Then, the relationship between the angel and the goddess Celestine …」(Perrier)

「Oh, she is just a friend of mine」(Kaoru)


With the face that just witnesses an unbelievable thing, the archbishop and the bishop froze with the mouth open.

Only the shrine maiden looks somewhat awkward.


「Ah, that’s right, everyone.
People called me「the Holy angel」, but I wasn’t Celestine’s angel.
Because we are equal friends」(Kaoru)


Most of the People are already dead, both on stage and off stage. (T.N: Not literal dead but like comedy: this is too much, I’m dead)

As a precaution, Kaoru warns against aristocrats and stakeholders who are listening outside the stage.


「By the way, even if you force me to do things against my will, Celes will not be able to make that kind of thing come true.
She will get angry and punish you instead.
Not only you, but all the members of the party, including all the related factions, the kingdom, all the territories, all the temples in the whole country, and so on …
Celes is really rough」(Kaoru)


Nobles becoming pale as well as the temple officials.


「If you come and demand something from me, that wish can never be fulfilled at that point.
Regardless of the reason “The Goddess’ will should be respected and do not question it”
Goddess will honor people with great heart」(Kaoru)


On the stage, everyone but the shrine maiden was feeling as if their soul had fallen out of their mouths.

Lost soul

Apparently, there seems to be no question, Kaoru thought she should return soon …, the shrine maiden who had been silent until now began to ask the question.


「Well, Celestine-sama, how is she?」(Shera)


Well, I wonder if she is really trying to be friends with Celes?

From the age perspective, there’s a possibility that she was a shrine maiden since the last time Celes gave an Oracle.


「She was doing her best」(Kaoru)

「 Fufu~, is that so …」(Shera)


Well, was she also talking to Celes?

I wonder if I can go home now.

Oh, one last thing that I wonder about.


「Ah, (Miko-san) shrine maiden, can I ask you one thing?」(Kaoru)

「Yes, please ask me anything」(Shera)

「Um …That Celes’ statue, why did the breast area become so much more abundant?」(Kaoru)


On the stage, the last one also died.

No, she dry laughed and broke down.

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  1. Bad word suggestion:
    「Ugly {}->{priest}…」(Lyotal)
    「{Daugh one}->{Dirty noble}/{dirty old man} …」(Perrier)


  2. Quick Suggestion:
    Most of People are {dead}-> {fall in the back with two feet in air}/{get froze}, both on stage and off stage. Lo (imagine “L” as leg and “o” as head)/(froze because not funny joke make body shiver)


  3. Goddess Celestine is drawn as beautiful woman. So the temple make her statue as beautiful woman with no flaws. But Kaoru correct them and told the chest area of the statue is abundant.

    I don’t think she, the goddess Celestine care about her figure when giving her oracle. It is just the fan of her (the temple) adore her to much that cast their eyes off from that flaw


  4. This is the second time of Kaoru “reality musou” it broke thousand of people common sense. Saying that she is the friend of goddess celestine and just a common people.

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    • List of facts/reality she, Kaoru tells:
      1. I am not an angel
      2. I don’t have goddess’ blessing
      3. I was told that I need to let the gate keeper have his way with my body to get in the castle (1st bomb, castle side lose 1st)
      4. I already swore to the goddess that I would never enter the castle again (castle side lose 2nd)
      5. The goddess doesn’t take care of every individual
      6. I’m not a Celestine believer (1st mass bomb drop)
      7. Goddess Celestine is just a friend of mine and we are equal
      (2nd mass bomb drop)
      8.that Celes’ statue, why did the breast area become abudant so much?(survivor Shrine maiden get snipe)

      Summary total annihilation.

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  5. Celes should be proud of her chest. The manga version suited her very well.

    Thanks for the chapter.


  6. Damn. This just makes me want to read the next chapter already… Waiting a day is too painful ;-;


  7. Wait, Kaoru can make whatever kind of potion she wants right? I mean she made the knight younger, so couldn’t she make a breast growth potion? Could Cele’s not do that to herself or did she simply overlook it, or maybe someone did it on their own?


    • Big Spoiler and also the biggest mistake from Kaoru.

      Ask the goddess make her body with original gene AT 15 YEARS OLD.

      Meaning her body can’t be damage , change by old age or any mortal meaning.
      Her body always change back to her 15 years old with original gene.

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      • Ahh, so for her it would be like her trying to use her power against the goddess power, which at best would only be a temporary solution. So if I think about it like skeleton knight, at best potions to change her looks, size, age, ect…. Would at best last as long as it is in her system, but would be permanent on anyone else. So conclusion: Cele’s is an airhead! Because she likes Kaoru, and miss- interpreted her requests to such a large margin. It is like asking a rich friend for a normal size cake, but to them a cake bigger than your house is normal size.


      • Loving the story so far and enjoying the binge! Will probably catch up today or tomorrow unfortunately, but will at least see that ch 42 you mentioned. Also to add on, even if she couldn’t use breast growth potion on herself she could still use potions to do it in certain ways (again, this might change depending on explanation in later chapter). Simply use a potion to add a type of breast implant inside her body – her genes aren’t affected by a breast implant so it should be a perfectly fine loophole. Looking forward to next chapter for sure, lol those poor people…


      • Well if nothing else, the part about not being able to damage her body isn’t true. She’s stabbed herself with a knife before, in her face, after all.


  8. Suggestion:
    Kaoru isn’t a shop {attender}-> {attendant} but just a helper

    Acyl also heard of that but ignored {}->{it}

    「No, I will welcome her to the Great Temple and {}->{have her} meet with the Archbishop」(Perrier)

    Both of faction should never be {close}->{meet} with each other.

    {It’s by no means}->{but it doesn’t mean} there are less people now.

    is quietly waiting. That was {silence of the late.}->{the silence before the storm}

    everyone on {}->{the} stage visible from the {whole plaze}->{any angle}.

    {people inside}->{peoples from inside the carriage} go out and climb the stage. Just like the temple side

    {the}->{there are} only three {peole}->{peoples} have the seats on the stage

    Archbishop Sornier, bishop Perrier, {Shirne}->{shrine} maiden Shera.

    King Serge, {King’}->{King’s} brother Roland, Prime Minister Cornor

    that one keeps both the King and {Archboship}->{the archbishop} waiting.

    in front of the eyes {of}->{from} an indefinite number of {people}->{peoples}.
    {And}->{} the location and method specifically designated by Kaoru was an open questionnaire at the central square.

    The prime minister, Cornor is {dumb found}->{dumbfound}.

    The {King’}->{King’s} brother Roland asks.

    As for royalty and aristocracy who {serious}->{seriously} rule the country

    of normal duties as a knight or soldier, {}->{and it’s} not 「unreasonable」

    {So they still aren’t}->{But there are still} people that the goddess {wishes}->{doesn’t wish} to give her blessing

    {A hoarse}->{Rude comments} spreads among the people on {Kaoru’}->{Kaoru’s} bomb remark.

    The temple which is the place for {goddess’s}->{goddess’} worshiper. The most {suiable}->{suitable} place for the visit of the angel!」(Sornier)

    「No matter how much the differences in the doctrine of sects {of}->{from the} other countries are,

    「Well, but I’m not a Celestine {believer}->{worshiper}」(Kaoru)

    「In my country, God’s will live in {everything}->{every kind of} things.

    Regardless of the reason 「Goddess’ will should {respect}-> {be respected} and do not question it」

    their soul had {fallen}->{gone} out of their {mouths}->{mouth}.

    「Um … that Celes’ statue, why did the breast area become {abudant}->{abundant} so much?」(Kaoru)


  9. 「Who is always talking about let the church hangle religion and the royalty handle politics without clash with each other!」(Perrier)

    Lol Perrier used separation of the church and the state. Lyotal the not great noble got burned.

    On that day mankind was disillussioned from religion.
    The breast were padded, people from that time said.

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  10. I was half expecting our MC to give the Priestess a age regression potion or what ever. I also kind of hope soon that the MC goes out on an adventure again. I’d imagine she’d take the Female Knight as a companion.


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

    Celes: “Kao-ru! Why did you tell them about my chest!! Thats disrespectful toward a goddess(girl) you know!! Arent i your friend? How could you!”


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