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Translations: Gintama 507 by Bomber D Rufi

Meteo Emblem 1

The Star Whispers

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+ posted by Shurou as translation on Sep 9, 2009 07:40 | Go to Meteo Emblem

-> RTS Page for Meteo Emblem 1

Meteo Emblem The First Star 「The Star Whispers」

= Bubbles
++ Everything else

~I’ve picked up a new project by one of my favorite authors... As usual with all my translations, people are free to read this (obviously), but please be advised that this translation is reserved for the group Twilight Dreams Scans for English scanslation!! Other than that, enjoy!!

Now a note for the scanslators:

I usually leave a blank space if there’s significant space between blocks of text (in bubbles or otherwise), and no blanks if the bubbles are right next to each other or are partly joined... I also go in the order of lines said and do not separate by different characters speaking (unless it’s a quick banter and it’s pretty obvious who’s speaking what)... this results in longer files, but I think it’s easier for people to follow. I always label the lines with the character names unless it’s narration, so that’s another tip in reading my translations.

Please feel free to ask me if you have questions about where a particular line should go...

1
++ Long ago...
++ In a very distant past...

++ It is said that civilization had developed to high degrees, and its people spent peaceful and plentiful days without an inconvenience..

++ The people thought their peaceful and tranquil lives would continue forever
++ --- But

++ On that day when the 「stars」 fell from the skies...

2
++ Legend tells us that all civilization on earth announced its end...
++ And perished in an instant...

++ However...

++ The stars that fell on 「that day」 did not merely bring about destruction to earth

++ ...In the flowing long months and days

++ The mysterious powers possessed by the stars gave a new potential to people

3
++ That possibility...
++ Was a 「new mankind」 who were gifted with power from the stars...

++ From the day the new mankind became aware of the mysterious power attained from the stars... it started its research on the usage of the 「power」

++ This is the raising of the curtain of the era of a new civilization by the 「power of the stars」, Meteo Civilization

++ Along with the birth of a new era, the power of the stars that surpassed mankind and transcends everything...

++ Meaning a new star, the people started to call it 「Nova」

4-5
++ The First Star 「The Star Whispers」 (t/n: Kanji written “Guardian Star”)

6
Zaun
= ...How about it? Have you made up your mind?

Dan
= Of course! I want... I want the power to surpass that bastard!!

Zaun
++ Right! Then I’ll give you a special 「star」!!
++ But remember this, if anything

7
++ That whether this star can show the power to surpass him or not...
++ Is up to you!!

8
(Nothing)

9
++ Arakan Valley

Alice
= Whew...

= ...I’m sure... it’s around here somewhere

Rikan
= Ove here

10
Alice
= Oh...

Rikan
= Nice to meet you, I am Rikan
= And this is Karu (t/n: Karl? Carl? Karu? Take your pick... I’ll go with Karu :P)

Karu
= Kiki

Alice
= I see. I’m...

Rikan
= I already know

= The thing at the tip of your tail is your 「Guardian Star」 --- That is something Master Zaun gives to his favorite pupils...
= No need to explain - I can more than tell that you are the master’s pupil who was bound to show up someday

11
Alice
= ...I see. It’s an honor to meet you

= My name is Alice the 「Blue Dragon」, one of Master Zaun’s Four Great Pupils. 「Elemental Cloud/Claude」
= I came because there is something I must ask Master Rikan

(t/n: Blue Dragon is usually written 青龍 (sei-ryuu), but the蒼(sou) of 蒼龍 (sou-ryuu) also means “blue, green, azure,” so I’ll assume it’s an unconventional way to write one of the four mythical creatures... I’m quite confused about using “Cloud/Claude”... kanji literally writes “Four Spirit Guardian Stars”)

= In reality, my master, Zaun, has been missing for the last two years...
= ...Right before he went missing, he handed this to me and told me to visit Master Rikan with this should anything happen...

Rikan
= This is a custom key I made for Master Zaun...
= As a matter of fact, when I was asked to manufacture this key, should a pupil of his bring this, he asked me to lead them to where that is

= Perhaps Master Zaun had been preparing for this day

Alice
= Where that is...?

12
Alice
++ Assassin weapons!?

= ...Who’s there!?

Rikan
= Hm...
= Who are these...!?

13
Rikan
= Assassin group 「Black Hounds」!!

= After hearing rumors that they had been looking for Master Zaun recently..
= I thought I had made sure they wouldn’t figure out that I would meet with you...!?

= Why would these dangerous people be looking for Master...

14-15
Rikan
= Su... such skill...!!

16-17
Alice
++ Sword Dragon Whirlwind!! (t/n: read “Kenryuu Senpuu”)

18
Rikan
= Indeed a favorite pupil of Master Zaun

= That weapon you’re using...
= It’s not a normal sword, is it?

Alice
= Right
= This sword’s name is 「Blue Dragon Sword」 (t/n: read “Souryuu-ken”). It has a 「fragment of the star」 attached between the blade and the hilt

= And it’s a special sword that amplifies its power by reacting to the Nova emitted by my 「Guardian Star」

19
Alice
= Well... I call it a sword
= But I’ve never cut anyone with a sword before... and since all I ever did was hit my opponent with the side, it’s almost fitting to call it a cudgel

Rikan
= Then what about those people?

Alice
= Yes, I only knocked them unconscious

= That’s right!!

= Forget about that, please tell me the location of what you were talking about earlier
= I’d like to hurry if possible...

Rikan
= Ah

= Then please take this Karu along
= This boy should lead you to that place (t/n: I’m assuming it’s a boy.. >_<)

Karu
= Kiki

Rikan
= As it is a precipitous terrain, taking an old body as myself would only get in the way

Alice
= But... will be it alright?
= Will an animal be able to properly guide me?

Karu
= Kiki!!!

Alice
= He’s fast!!

Rikan
= Hohoho... looks like he’s angry!

20
Alice
= Aaah!! Wait! Karu!!
= Let’s go together~~~!!

Rikan
= Hohoho, well, well

= How curious... Despite possessing that much power, yet she also firmly has dispositions of a girl

Bad guy
= Yeah, I agree

= Not trying to cut an enemy even though she’s a swordswoman
= Just means she’s a child after all!

Rikan
= Uuugh...

21
Alice
= Ka... Karu-kun
= Wait~~~!!

= I’ll apologize for doubting you, so let’s go just a bit slower~~~!!

= ...uh!?

22
Alice
= Ow ow ow ow...
= I fell...

= Ah....
= Could.... this be...?

23
Karu
= Ki
= Kiki

Alice
= I see... that’s the keyhole, right?

Karu
= Kiki!!

Alice
= Is this... an entrance to something?
= Or a cellar hiding something?

Ground
= (SFX) Crack

Alice
= Anyway, let’s open it....

= What on earth could it be
= That Master Zaun went this far to hide...

24
Karu
= Ki?

Alice
= This is...
= .... A... boy.... right...

25
Dan
= Uun...

Alice
++ Stare~
++ Oh!

= Oh no, I looked!

Dan
= Where
= Is this?

Alice
= This... it’s a raincoat.... anyway, please wear this for the time being

Dan
= Ah?

Karu
= Kiki

= Kikii

Alice
= What’s wrong, Karu?

26
Alice
= Guardian Star!?

27
Alice
= You! Why do you have a Guardian Star?

Dan
= What is this?

Alice
= Why he has a Guardian Star... No, the look on his face says he doesn’t even know what it is

= At any rate... Master should have had four Guardian Star for sure... And he planted those in us and gave us the name 「Elemental Cloud」
= Then why does a fifth Guardian Star exist?
= On top of that... to see that it’s already planted in this boy...

= Why were you inside the stone coffin?

= Do you remember anything?

28
Alice
= Eeeek, again!?
= I’m falling way too much today------!!!

Karu
= Kii
= Kiki

Alice
= Buhah!!

29
Alice
= Ah!
= OK! He’s safe!
++ (small text) He seems to be unconscious, though
= Achoo!!

= I’m completely soaked.....

= This sucks...
= I wonder if it’s an unlucky day... I keep getting soaked by the rain and the valley waters again and again...

= Better dry this out quickly before that person wake up....

30
Dan
= No... Um... It’s not that I watched because I wanted to....

Alice
= I see. So you’ve been watching the entire time, huh...!?

Dan
= Hey, wait!
= It’s just that when I woke up, there was a butt in front of my eyes and...

++ (SFX) Bells ringing

Dan
++ Uwaaaaa...

Alice
= Umm, well, I DID leave you asleep there...
= I’m sorry, I was careless
++ (small text next to Alice’s head) That was a weird sensation

Dan
= ...Notice stuff like that... before you kick!!

Alice
= ...Um...
= Do you really not remember anything?

31
Dan
= ...One memory that remains faintly
= Is a fragment of a dream that I saw in my long sleep...
= A dream of a giant, jet black star falling towards me...

Alice
= Hm?
= A dream of a falling star?

= Isn’t that just a folklore in the legend?
= The story of the time when the stars that became the origin of 「Nova」 fell on this earth...

= No way!? You don’t even remember the story of 「the day the stars fell」?

= Then what about what 「Nova」 is?

= I got it. I’ll explain, so please listen.

32
Alice
= In the distant past, when the stars fell and the land was burned... it is said that the stars had energy called Nova.
= The stars that fell on the land were smashed, and the energy, which was scattered in countless numbers, dwelt on the fragments and affected various life-forms.

= And it drew out the unknown powers sleeping in the human body and awakened transcendental powers
= For example...

= Depending on the training, even a small-built (grammar?) girl like myself can give out this sort of destructive power

Dan
++ You mean she stepped on me with this sort of strength earlier...!?

Alice
= We call that energy Nova
= And the higher the concentration of Nova, the stronger the abilities that can be utilized

33
Alice
= Nova is usually a formless thing that can’t be seen...
= But as the concentration gets higher, it becomes more and more visible
= That form is like the light of a star

= The product of condensation of strong Nova...
= That is a 「Guardian Star」

= He who holds a Guardian Star is said to possess powers far exceeding a normal Nova user

34
Alice
= But...
= Your Guardian Star is also different from our Guardian Stars and...

Dan
= I’m hungry...

Alice
= ...Um... how about listening when someone speaks...?

Dan
= Yes!
= I am at full and earnest attention!!

Alice
= Mu...
= Hm...

= Then I’ll continue my explanations

= Since the Guardian Star is a high condensation of Nova... it has a special characteristic of automatic luminescence
= But yours does not emit one bit of light

Dan
++ Rather, it’s jet-black as if being the opposite of light... Maybe there’s a connection to the star in the dream?

35
Alice
= Moreover...

Zaun
= Got it, Alice?
= Protect that preciously and use it if something happens to me!

= You’re the most kind even among my pupils... I think you’ll definitely keep my charge

Alice
= I did as Master Zaun told me...
= But the mystery only deepens......

Dan
= Za...un...?

Zaun
= I’ll give you a special star!

Dan
= A familiar-sounding name...
= An echo... that faintly remains in memory...

36
Tatouman
= Right on!!
= That Guardian Star is something Zaun stole!!

Alice
= Who..
= Who’s there!?

Tatouman
= Oops! Introductions first, I suppose
= I’m Tatouman, captain of the 「Black Hounds」!!

Alice
= Captain of the 「Black Hounds」!?

Tatouman
= Two years ago, Zaun stole a Guardian Star of my employer’s and ran away!
= And so an order has been issued to retrieve it!

= But y’know, we had no idea where Zaun disappeared to... so we spied on the pupils...
= But to see that Guardian Star having been planted already...

37
Alice
= Master Zaun does not steal or the like!!
= Who is this master of yours who treats my master like a thief!?

Tatouman
= Hey, hey!
= It puts me in an awkward position that you’re losing your temper....

= But in reality

Alice
= There’s no sign of his presence!

Tatouman
= I should be the one to get angry
= After finding out that a weak runt like this had what I’ve been searching all over the place for!!

38
Tatouman
= What?
= That from just getting hit once?

39
Alice
= Wha...
= That body...

= What on earth did you do to that body...

Tatouman
= Aahh
= You... have never seen a 「Mutant」 before?

= I don’t have a Guardian Star
= But I’ve altered my body to be able to use powerful Nova by forcefully implanting fragments of the stars

= And on top of that, since it’s specialized for reinforcement of combat abilities, my combat strength is above you Guardian Star-users!!

= To think that you don’t even know about Mutants... how ignorant a brat are you?

Alice
= Why you...
= You mustn’t mock the Guardian Star!!

Tatouman
= Fool...

40
Tatouman
= Then...
= I wonder if you can cut this, too?

= Se~e , the fact that you get caught in such an amateur trap...
= Is proof that you’re still a feeble child!

= You’ve become full of openings...
= While you panicked!!!

41
Tatouman
= Hesitation in a real battle is fatal!
= Watching you not cut my subordinates, I’ve figured out your weakness

Alice
= Ri...
= Rikan...

= What did you do to Master Rikan...

Tatouman
= Ah... this!? I smashed his skull to insert my fingers in his brain and sucked out his memories!!
= In other words, I forcefully made him a guide!!

Alice
= Why you...!!

Tatouman
= I told you

42
Tatouman
= I should be the one getting mad!!
= I couldn’t achieve the mission from my employer!

Alice
= Aah!!

Tatouman
= Since it’s come to this, I have no choice but to rip out your Guardian Stars and take them to my lord!!

Alice
= Kyaa!!

Dan
= Zaun......
= I thought it was a name I’ve heard before...

Zaun
= What’s wrong!? Remember why I, Zaun, gave you that star!!
= Get up!! Dan!!!

43
Dan
++ Dan... Yes... Dan...!!
++ Don’t need to you tell me... I was just about to get up......
++ It’s been telling me for a while... to get up...
++ That it’ll give me strength...

44-45
Dan
++ This star
++ Is whispering to me!!!

Tatouman
= Ugh!?

Alice
= The Guardian Stars are resonating on their own!?

Tatouman
= What’s this light of Nova!?
= This overwhelming strength...!?

= What the hell are you!!?

46
Dan
= Dan!
= That’s my name... the name of the one to defeat you!!

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