Vampire Princess Chapter 3 Episode 6

Beasts’ Shrine Maiden
Midnight, at the wasteland with nothing but blowing wind and the sound of howling beast, a young girl walked with a pure white parasol.

She seems to be in the first half of her teens, her long hair was black as night and tied up as if it was a bundle of silk. Even in the dark, it seemed to be shining. She had lustrous pure white skin without impurities, as if it was made by melting the moonlight. With the addition of her sparkling—inlaid garnet-like eyes, she was a girl so beautiful that you might mistake her as work of art.

Her dress was also a splendid article which suited her. A sleeveless dress with black as its basis—with square type decolletee and luxurious skirt with a lot of drapes—along with a rose corsage. Her headdress, white stocking, and even her black pumps also were highlighted with roses.

Even so, the figure that would be showered with attention in high class society, at this time and place can only be said to be bizarre. By some chance if someone saw her, after being released from her charm they might be frightened, thinking it may be ghost or monster and run away at full speed while praying non-stop.
It’s that kind of impossible spectacle.

“Well, certainly, only night burglars or monsters will appear in this kind of place at the dead night.”
I let out a sigh as I looked at the scenery, a rugged rocky area and wasteland.
“Or rather, as a beastkin base, I thought there would be more flowers and plants, fresh and green with clear rivers or a pond.”

“Princess, this place is too rural…or to be precise its appearance is miserable.”
From inside my chest area—integrated with “Pet Unification”, Utsuho lamented.

“Well, that’s true. In the first place, this country—Kingdom Cres is where the beastkin ran away to after losing against humans.”

“Though ups and downs in life are common occurrences, this beast follower is really disappointing. If they lost their guts just because of this, perhaps it’s better that I—as a divine beast deal with them personally as a form of compassion.”

Utsuho muttered something dangerous with a vexed tone.
……Hmm. This time the one I brought to their stronghold is the Nine Tailed Fox (Utsuho) which is equal to God for them, but perhaps it’s the wrong decision.

If “The Successor of the Beastking” which I will meet after this is a coward or a big-mouth, it’s possible that today will become the last day of the beastkin tribe…

Uugh… though the Beast King wrote me a letter of introduction, I feel like I’m entering a friendly troop encampment while carrying a bomb with a lit fuse.

Then, from under my feet, the shadow—which should be thin like the one made from the moonlight, yet in reality was deep black even in this dark night— had wriggled.

“Hm? Ah, it seems we arrived.”
Human eyes might not be able to see it, but I can see it clearly with my eyes; a fence and moat which was made on the horizon, and the smoke from cooking that flowed from ten-odd tents.

It should be the “successor” I heard from Beast King, the moving village of the lion tribe.

“Well then, you never know what will happen…”

I slightly increased my walking pace.
I thought there would be some dispute, but when I gave them the letter of introduction from the Beast King and said my name, they quickly guided me to the biggest tent, and let me sit at the first rank seat of honour with red carpet spread out leading to it.

Inside the tent which was illuminated with a bright red bonfire, in front of me who actually—though they couldn’t be seen because of my skirt—was sitting in bad manner ‘wariza’(alias…women sitting posture. Though the name is like that, it’s comfortable since it won’t make my legs numb!). A girl with chestnut coloured short-cut hair, she was a cheerful girl with big eyes who looked like a 13-14 year old, and a nervous old man around 60 years old with white hair, prostrated before me. They have lion ears on their heads.
(TL notes: If you don’t understand, Hiyuki is still thinking to preserve her dignity as a man—that’s the reason she put the reasoning about a ‘woman’s sitting posture’)

By the way, what they wore is something like an Ainu native dress.
It had a colourful embroidery and appliqué, a short robe with a front overlap like Japanese clothes and was pinned with a thin sash. They wore easy to move in trousers and boots from animal leather.
Though the girl’s basic tone is white and red while the old man is a more inconspicuous dark green, it seems there’s not much disparity between men and women.

Then, the girl raised her head.
Because what appeared in front of me was a doll-like face which usually appeared in shop windows, I quickly corrected my sitting posture as if nothing had happened.

“Pleased to meet you. My name is Asmina, the milk-sister of the next chief of the Nu Gruv tribe—Revan, and also his de facto wife.”

Hearing that introduction I was unconsciously taken aback.
--the hell!? Wife!! Formal foster brother and sister marriage she said~~~!!! Unforgivable. I will behead that eroge bastard!
At once, my favourable impression towards the beast king successor—Revan she said?—has been reduced by 200 points before I even met him. Moreover, the love rival is 5 to 6… alright, it’s war!

Then, the old man raised his head, and after clearing his throat lightly, he glared at Asmina to his side.
“—Asmina-sama, your joke is too much.”

Though Asmina tried to avoid his gaze, perhaps because of the pressure, she once again faced me and bowed her head.

“…My apologies. My name is Asmina, the sister of the next chief of Nu Gruv tribe—Revan, and also the head shrine maiden. –I’m sorry, the wife stuff is an arrangement for the future.”
She corrected it embarrassedly.

What’s with this girl. Is she really a shrine maiden? Isn’t she too free spirited?

“My apologies your majesty. I am Jisis, counsellor of Nu Gruv tribe. We feel endless gratitude for your majesty to come from far to visit us.”
The old man—Jisis bowed his head deeply once again.

“I don’t need formal greetings. More than that, I thought it was written in the introduction letter, but, can I meet the ‘Successor of the Beast King’?”

Hearing my words, the two of them seemed troubled and exchanged glances.

“Actually… it’s embarrassing to say but Revan-sama right now is not in the village, he lives alone in the sacred mountain near here…”

Eh, then this visit is meaningless?

Perhaps because it showed on my face or it was the shrine maiden’s intuition, without a shred of hesitation, Asmina made a proposal.
“Then, since I’m about to do my daily duty of sending supper and tomorrow’s breakfast to brother (foster brother) I can pass on a message… or if it’s urgent, we can come together?”

“Hm… Since I’ll be bored if I wait, is it fine for me to go together?”

“Yes, with pleasure. –Then, I’ll make preparations in due haste.”

Looking at Asmina’s back as she stood up excitedly, I unconsciously said this,
“—even so, since you said it’s your daily duty, did you go deep into the mountains every day? It seems tough.”

“That’s not true.”
Asmina turned back and showed a carefree smile like a sunflower.

My first impression of her is that she’s a weird child, but perhaps I needed to amend that.
She’s a good child who cares about her brother.

But, Asmina added still with smile in her face.
“Since it’s common sense to continuously feed animals which are still not quite attached to you.”

I-I think I heard something I shouldn’t have.
...I think that was an auditory hallucination.
Yup, I didn’t hear anything.
As I am chatting with Jisis in front of the tent while waiting,
“I am sorry to keep you waiting.”
Asmina with a little basket which seemed like it was plaited with strings like plants in her back, had returned.

I thought surely the guard would come together with her, but it appears she goes alone, I feel a bit worried.
“Is it fine really fine for a girl to walk alone at night?”

“It’s fine, I’m used to it. Moreover, for the Nu Gurv tribe, this level of darkness doesn’t pose any problems.”
She said that and blinked, in the very dim light her eyes glittered with a golden colour.

I see, so it’s a structure like that of a nocturnal animal that allows their eyes to gather light and amplify it. Then, though it’s not as good as mine, a journey at night won’t pose a problem.

“Moreover, I also have a guide—“
From her clothing around her chest area a pure white stoat-like animal jumped out and sat near Asmina’s leg.

“—Oh. It seems it’s a sacred beast.”
Utsuho muttered in slight admiration.

“This is my friend Hari-chan. This child will tell me if there’s something out of the ordinary or something dangerous. –Hari-chan, greet her majesty.”

Urged by Asmina, the sacred beast (Hari), after shouting with maximum vigilance “HIHI!! –kyuu…….” It opened its eyes wide and showed its belly, playing dead.
…what a rude animal.

“… I wonder what’s wrong, is it today’s performance?”
The confused Asmina grabbed its tail and let it dangle in the air.
Then after it didn’t bulge from feigning dead after she poked and tickled it, she stowed Hari (sacred beast) back at her chest.
“Since its condition seems bad today, please allow it to greet your majesty later.”

“…well, I don’t mind even if it doesn’t greet me. But will you be fine without Hari (sacred beast)?”

“It’s fine. There’s no dangerous monsters in the way, and it’s a familiar route for me as a commuting wife.”
Though she said it with an excellent smiling face, there were some inappropriate words mixed in. Jisis who was standing at the side coughed—clearing his throat.

“Moreover—“ Asmina look at me and said it as if it’s something obvious. “Today, I am going together with everyone.”

…… “Everyone” huh. It seems she’s not a fake shrine maiden. Not only did she notice those who guarded me secretly—she might have also noticed Utsuho who was unified with me.

Actually, since I am being targeted, I’m not thoughtless enough to go walking alone nonchalantly. Other that Utsuho who became one with me through pet unification, there’s also Kokuyou who hid below my feet with shadow movement, additionally standing by high in the sky is Izumo the Azazel, who among the thirteen generals has attack power comparable to Ikaruga. Furthermore, the flying garden itself was also following in the distant sky.

The plan is if by some chance someone equal to Animaru appeared, everyone will gang up on them, but there’s no indication of something like that right now.

Well, after I met with the said “successor”, we will decide whether we will cooperate with them or not.

“Then, let’s depart!”
Following Asmina who walked ahead in high spirits, as I fully enjoyed the clear night sky, I muttered to myself.

“Yeah. –Today is a fine night.”
TL Notes: about Revan and Asmina relationship, this has become quite a pain. What I know for now is that they're 'milk sibling' and has no blood relation at all. I'm confused what to use... 'step' sibling sound like their parents were married, and 'in law' sound like their brother/sister married. While foster can be used, I don't think any of them were 'adopted', they're simply 'milk sibling'. If you have better suggestion, let me know. I'll let this term open for now.


  1. / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ \
    |  Thanks!!!! Nepu!!!! |
    \_____ ___/
    ぶお~ん( ⊃┳⊃
       ( ( ・ω・)

    1. After more is so painful!once in a while read this is not bad!

  2. since in-law often mixed with step-(adopted) in japanese, I think what Asmina meant is step-brother instead, not in-law. Anyway thank you for the translation and happy new year

    1. Ah, that might be correct... thanks.

    2. This comment has been removed by the author.

    3. this has become quite a pain...

    4. Actually in several eastern cultures, if you are breast fed by a woman other than your mother, that woman's children can be considered your siblings. There is no equivalent in English so I think milk siblings, milk brother, and milk sister are actually accurate.
      In some countries, though not exactly illegal, marrying a milk sibling is frowned upon.

  3. Thank you and happy new year!

    This is getting better and better!

    We have a clingy jealous wife (to-be) eyeing our Hiyuki as a rival, a mysterious hikikomori of a successor and of course the overprotective harem of monsters out for blood...hihihi XD

  4. Arigatou~!
    Can i be shirayukihime-sama's follower?

  5. thanks for the chapter :D

  6. Hmm whenever I have seen 'milk sibling' in the past it always referred to the child of a servant. The servant was a wet nurse to a noble born child and thus the servant child and noble child were raised together as siblings. Hence the term milk brother was usually quite literal. Don't know if this is the exact relationship the author was describing though until we learn more about who Amina's mother was and her position in the household

    1. cup of milk plus mixed blood of the participants,then the participants will drink at the same cup. Thats how I portrait the milksiblings

  7. Isnt she giving a warning to Hiyuki?
    like "He is mine" or something?
    Thank you very much

  8. I-I think I heard something I shouldn’t have.
    ...I think that was an auditory hallucination.
    Yup, I didn’t hear anything.

    Run, Hiyuki Run! Run away from reality!!

  9. From what I can understand it is like 2 children who have been raised together, probably weaned by the same wet nurse, and due to growing up together address each other as brother and sister despite no blood relation. Sometimes like 2 childhood neighboors calling themselves like siblings, which is common in japan.

  10. hanai sister

    but probably only hawaiians understand that... XD

    Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!

  11. I think 'milk siblings' is the most accurate term. Foster siblings isn't very accurate since they only shared the same milk, but they weren't adopted into each other's family. Step-sibling is definitely wrong since their parents didn't marry each other after they were born. Siblings-in-law would be literally accurate in Japanese, but it's horribly wrong in English as it carries a different meaning.

    Just for context, there are many cultures in the world which is not prejudiced against milk siblings marrying. They still treat each other as something similar to blood-related siblings, but the taboo of incest doesn't apply in this case. Unless they're from Imperial Era China, back then, once you call someone your teacher or your sister, you can't marry her anymore. In Imperial China, people can't even marry those who have the same family name.

    1. "Foster" doesn't need to be adopted does it? Because "foster" is exactly as it says, passing off the child to someone else to foster(raise)regardless of relationship. Old royalty used to send their kids off to be fostered by countries that they want close relations with but that does not mean they adopted the other side.

    2. Milk sounds a bit weird. I prefer foster.

  12. Thanks so much for your great work!

  13. milk sibling sounds like maybe they were breastfed from the same mother or at least were raised together

  14. Do you want to be a vampire,still in human,having talented brain turning to a vampire in a good posture in ten mines time to a human again, with out delaying in a good human posture. A world of vampire where life get easier,we have made so many persons vampires and have turned them rich,you will assured long life and prosperity,you shall be made to be very sensitive to mental alertness,stronger and also very fast,you will not be restricted to walking at night only even at the very middle of broad day light you will be made to walk, this is an opportunity to have the human vampire virus to perform in a good posture.if you are interested contact us on

  15. ... "Today is a fine night" ... for very enthusiastic walks, perhaps?


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Vampire Princess Chapter 1 Episode 13

Vampire Princess Chapter 2 Episode 1

Vampire Princess Chapter 2 Episode 7