Mahou Sensei Negima!
Mahou Sensei Negima! Chapter 232
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Mahou Sensei Negima!
Period 232: Episode 1: "Rakan Sets Out~!♡ III"
[insert text: Nagi is here to save the princess! ...And thus the legend of Ala Rubra begins!!]
[Text: Twenty years ago, "Noctis Labyrinthus"]
Nagi: Hey - I'm here for you! // Princess.
Arika: You're late, Sir Knight.
[Text: The western coast of Tharsis; Ala Rubra hideout on Olympus Mons]
[TN: Okay, I'm trying to match up the place names to the names of actual nearby Martian areas where I can, since that seems to be where they're almost all coming from. Katakana for this particular one are "foenikusu", suggesting "Phoenicus", but there's a lake nearby called "Phoenicis", so I'll go with that :p]
Top-middle: Noctis Labyrinthus
Middle-right: Olympus Mons
Continent: Tharsis conti.
Bottom left: Tempe
Above that: Tempe Terra
HellasPrincess: Oh, so this is the secret base of the rumoured "Ala Rubra", is it?! // I was wondering what it might be like... / ...but it's just a battered old shack!
Rakan: We're on the run, you know. What exactly were you expecting, brat?
HellasPrincess: What was that?! You filthy-mouthed cur!
Rakan: Oh, I'm so~~ sorry. I'm afraid I don't like dealing with the Hellas royalty any more than I have to.
HellasPrincess: What?! Who exactly are you, swine?!
Eishun: And that worryingly-energetic girl is...
Imma: Yes, that's the Third Princess of the Hellas Empire. / [aside]she was on her way to meet Princess Arika to commence negotiations, and ended up captured by the enemy organisation alongside her.[/aside]
Nagi: No~w then, Princess. / We've rescued you, and that's all well and good, but this is where things really get tough. // We have no allies in the Confederation or the Empire... not even in your own country.
Gatou: Yes, I am afraid that much is undeniable. Indeed, Your Highness, your own capital of Ostia is in a similar situation. / Recent reports suggest that chances are high that the higher-ups in Ostia are heavily corrupted by the enemy.
Arika: I suspected as much... // My Knight.
Nagi: I told you already to stop calling me a freaking Knight, Princess! / [aside]heck, if we're talking classes, I'm a mage, not a knight![/aside] // [aside]it's so embarrassing![/aside]
Arika: You are no longer a soldier of the Confederation, correct? Then naturally, you are under my own service.
Nagi: Wha -
Arika: The Confederation, the Empire... / ...and my very own Ostia.
Above Arika's head: Bosporus
Behind Arika's head: Leading Power of the Mesembrina Confederation /Megalomesembria
By Arika's bubble: Tantalus
Behind Arika's arm: Tempe Terra // Tempe
Behind Arika's body: Klytamnestra
Middle (top to bottom): Eos // Tristan // Orestes
Right of Hellas continent: Vulcan
Left of that: Nyandoma
Above that: Hellas Empire
Bottom middle: Mesembrina Confederation
Above and to the left of that: Royal Capital of Ostia
Above that: Kingdom of Vespertatia
Below "Confederatio": Al Jamila
Left of Ostia: Elfanhaft
Left of Nagi's hair: Antigone
Below left bubble: Elysium conti.
Left of left bubble (top to bottom): Ariadne, Sirenum, Granicus, Brontopolis
Arika: It would seem the entire world is against us. // However... / You and your "Ala Rubra" are invincible, are you not?
[Label: Third Princess]
Rakan: [aside]Hm? Invincible?[/aside]
Arika: Struggling against the entire world... a fine proposal. // On our side, we have a mere seven people, but they are the greatest seven one could wish for.
Arika: So let us save this world! // Nagi, my Knight... be my shield! // Be my sword!
Nagi: ...Heh. // [aside]I told you, I'm a freakin' mage...[/aside] // Well, damn... // I sure can't accuse you of being a docile princess. // Fine, then. // My staff and my wings... / ...are yours to command.
[TN: Okay, this map is really getting old now ~_~ For the most part, it's the same as the one back on page 3, it's just zoomed out a bit, so I'll just mention the extra ones ~~]
Top: Argyre // Great Argyre Plains
Left of Nyandoma: Noachis
Below "Imperium": Imperial Capital of Hellas
etc. etc. ~_~
Narration!Rakan: (So... the counterattack began!! // Not that we knew who was really on our side and who was an enemy... It'd actually've been easier if the whole world WAS our enemy; then we could've just beaten 'em ALL up! // So how did we sort that out... hmmmm... ehhh... ah, screw it, it's too much of a pain! // The brainy bunch handled the working out who we actually had to fight! // And thanks to the Princess, we had at least got ourselves a few more allies. // So all us fighting types had to do was go beat up whoever turned out to be an enemy! // Getting more allies, beating up enemies an' chucking them in the enemy moat... it's simple stuff. // Most of our enemies were in the whole war thing for the profit - mafia, arms traders, officials playing the system in their own favour.
Rakan: But though they may have been in with Kosmo Entelecheia, those types were still just small fry. // Our real enemies were that snobby asshole and his pals!! // Yeah, we sure went through a lot!! // But finally, after a thrilling series of battles that would take a whole trilogy of movies or about 14 volumes to actually illustrate... // ...we closed in on the enemy's base of operations!! // And that base... // ...was smack bang in the middle of Royal Palace of the world's most ancient capital, Ostia! Its name... the "Gravekeepers' Palace"!!! // Now that's what I call a final dungeon!!
Nagi: ...They're so damn quiet, it's almost creepy.
Rakan: They'll be underestimating us. That's what evil organisations do.
[Label: The Hellas Princess gave him a haircut]
[Label: The Principal of Ariadne Academy, in her younger days]
Principal: Nagi-dono! // The Empire/Confederation Ariadne Combined Force are ready for action!
Nagi: Good. // You guys just have to deal with the automata and summons on the outside; then we'll be able to get through to the inner citadel. // We're counting on you.
Principal: Yes, sir. / Oh, and, ah... Nagi-dono...
Principal: C - C - Could I possibly have your autograph?
Nagi: Oh? Yeah, sure, if you like.
Principal: I - I truly admire you!
Gatou: We're not going to get the Confederation army on our side in time... and I daresay the same goes for Takamichi-kun and the Princess in the Empire. // Is there not some way to delay this final battle?
Imma: I'm afraid not. We'll just have to make do with what we have.
Eishun: The time limit is upon us.
Imma: Indeed... the enemy has already begun the "Ceremony to Return the World to Nothing". // The Twilight Imperial Princess, key to the world, is in their hands.
Nagi: Yeah. // (You just hang in there, lil' Princess-chan!!) // All right, men! // Let's move!!
Fate?: So we meet again, Man of a Thousand Spells. // How many times has it been now? // You have done a fair job reducing our numbers over these past six months. // Let's put an end to it right here.
Enemy: You're... / Filius?!
Eishun: Rai... // ...KOUKEN!!
Nagi: *pant* // *pant* // *pant*
Fate?: Magnificent... your strength is truly ludicrous...
Nagi: The Twilight Imperial Princess... where is she? Answer me that before you die.
Fate?: Heh... Heheheh... Don't tell me you are still under the foolish impression that I am the one behind all of this?
Nagi: Wh... What?
Eishun: Na - // NAGI!!!
Rakan: Who the...?! // ?!
Kid: Not good! // Kratiste Aigis!!
Rakan: NGHHHHH! // Ngh... // Impossible...!
Imma: Don't tell me... that's...
Narration!Rakan: And that... // ...was when the real mastermind - the final boss - took the stage!! // That was the first and last time in my life I ever thought "I can't win this". // It wasn't even about a gap in power... the second I saw that figure before me, I just knew I couldn't possibly defeat that. // I couldn't, but...
Sayo/Nodoka: [aside]his hands...![/aside]
Negi: [aside]F - F - Father...[/aside]