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December 31, 2016

Raijin no Keifu – 雷神の系譜 – The God of Thunder’s Bloodline

(第四巻 27頁)

(daiyon kan 27 peeji)

(Book 4, page 27)

世界を救いし隻腕の英雄亡き後
邪神が封印されし地に街を築き
自らが結界の役割を果たし
永き平和への 礎 と成す…

sekai o sukuishi sekiwan no eiyuu naki ato
jashin ga fuuin sareshi chi ni machi o kizuki
mizukara ga kekkai no yakuwari o hatashi
nagaki heiwa e no ishizue to nasu

After the death of the one-armed hero who saved the world,
A town grew atop the earth where the evil god was sealed
Making himself the barrier,
He became the cornerstone for a long period of peace

誇り高き右腕に刻まれし雷の紋章
彼の者達の名は 雷神の民
伝承の謎 紋章の秘密
少年が描く軌跡 雷神の系譜

hokoritakaki migiude ni kizamareshi ikazuchi no akashi
kono mono-tachi no na wa raijin no tami
denshou no nazo monshou no himitsu
shounen ga egaku kiseki raijin no keifu

Those who bore a lightning mark on their proud right arms
Were called the God of Thunder’s people
A riddle passed down, the secret of the crest
The traces of the path marked by the boy, the God of Thunder’s bloodline

弱い者ほど徒党を組み
身代わりの羊を捜す
愛を知らない幼き日々は
灼けた石の痛み

yowai mono hodo totou o kumi
migawari no hitsuji o sagasu
ai o shiranai osanaki hibi wa
yaketa ishi no itami

The weak come together in factions
And search for a scapegoat, a sacrificial lamb
The days of youth when he didn’t know love
Were the pain of hot stones

ひとり唇 噤んだまま
膝を抱えて耐えていた
雨も宿ればいづれ過ぎ去る
嵐もまた然り

hitori kuchibiru tsugunda mama
hiza o kakaete taete ita
ame mo yadoreba idzure sugisaru
arashi mo mata shikari

Alone, he kept his mouth shut
And hugged his knees, bearing the pain
Even if the rain stops, that too will someday pass
And once again will come the storm

されど輝やかざる紋章
本当の強さって何だろう?
差し出された少女の小さな手が
とても大きく見えた…

saredo kagayakazaru shirushi
hontou no tsuyosa tte nan darou?
sashidasareta shoujo no chiisa na te ga
totemo ookiku mieta…

But the mark that has ceased to shine–
What is its true strength?
The girl’s small outstretched hand
Looked so big…

黙したまま何も語らぬ歴史の手の平の上で
出会ってしまった少年と少女の物語
十年の歳月も一閃の 雷 が如く
過ぎ去ってしまえば刹那
今…黒の歴史が再び動き出そうとしている…

mokushita mama nani mo kataranu rekishi no te no hira no ue de
deatte shimatta shounen to shoujo no monogatari
juunen no saigetsu mo issen no ikazuchi ga gotoku
sugisatte shimaeba setsuna
ima… kuro no rekishi ga futatabi ugokidasou to shite iru…

The story of the boy and girl who met atop the palm of history
Which remains ever silent, telling nothing
Ten years seem to pass by in a moment
Like a flash of lightning
Now… the black history begins to move once more…

遠い空見上げて この胸を焦がす
浮かぶのは彼女の 愛らしい笑顔だけ
適わぬ想いと 識っていながら…

tooi sora miagete kono mune o kogasu
ukabu no wa kanojo no airashii egao dake
kanawanu omoi to shitte inagara…

When I look up at the distant sky, my heart burns with yearning
All I can think of is her lovely smile
Though I know that she cannot return these feelings…

麗しの君は何故 一族の長の娘
部族一強き者の許へ
嫁ぐこと定めしは 変えられぬ民の掟

uruwashi no kimi wa naze ichizoku no osa no musume
buzoku ichi tsuyoki mono no moto e
totsugu koto sadameshi wa kaerarenu tami no okite

Why must you, beautiful as you are, be the daughter of the head of the family?
You are fated to marry the strongest member of the clan;
That is an unchangeable law of our people

嗚呼… 雷(ちから)無きこの腕じゃ 君のこと護れない?
想いなら誰にも負けないと
叫んでもその言葉 虚しくも風に消えた…

aa… chikara naki kono ude ja kimi no koto mamorenai?
omoi nara dare ni mo makenai to
sakende mo sono kotoba munashiku mo kaze ni kieta…

Ah… am I unable to protect you, with this arm devoid of power?
My feelings for you are stronger than anyone’s
But though I shouted these words, they disappeared uselessly into the wind…

期は満ちようとしていた 長の娘も今年で 婚礼を定められし 齢十六
その誕生の日が差し迫り 一族の猛者達は競って名乗りを上げた
期は満ちようとしていた 邪悪なる波動が 街全体を包み込み
空に立ち込めたる暗雲は <三度目の嵐>の訪れを 告げようとしていた…

ki wa michiyou to shite ita osa no musume mo kotoshi de konrei o sadamerareshi yowai juuroku
sono tanjoubi no hi ga sashisemari ichizoku no mousa-tachi wa kisotte nanori o ageta
ki wa michiyou to shite ita jaaku naru hadou ga machi zentai o tsutsumikomi
sora ni tachikometaru an’un wa “sandome no arashi” no otozure o tsugeyou to shite ita…

The seasons passed, and the year came when the daughter of the head of the family was fated to marry, at the age of sixteen
As that birthday drew near, the strongest men in the family fought each other for the chance to introduce themselves to her
The seasons passed, and a wave of darkness enveloped all within the town
The dark clouds hanging in the sky foretold the coming of the “third storm”…

「…婆様…どうなされました?お婆様… 」
「おぉ…何ということじゃ 黒き法衣を纏いし者達の影が見える
予言書の使徒 奴らを封印の深奥へ行かせてはならん
邪神の封印を解こうとしておるのじゃ…
いまや雷神様の血も薄れ 我らに扱えるは小さき 雷 のみ
あぁ恐ろしいや 天地を揺るがす強大な力じゃ 来るぞ…あぁ来るぞ…」

“… baa-sama… dou nasaremashita? Obaa-sama…”
“Oo… nan to iu koto ja kuroki robe o matoishi mono-tachi no kage ga mieru
Yogensho no shito yatsura o fuuin no shin’ou e ikasete wa naran
Jashin no fuuin o tokou to shite oru no ja…
Ima ya raijin-sama no chi mo usure warera ni tsukueru wa chiisaki ikazuchi nomi
aa osoroshii ya tenchi o yurugasu kyoudai no chikara ja kuru zo… aa kuru zo…”

“… ndmother… what happened? Grandmother…”
“Oh… I see the shadows of people clad in black robes
You must not let the disciples of the Black Chronicle know the mysteries of the seal
They wish to break the seal holding the evil god
Now the power of the God of Thunder is weakened and we can call only a little lightning
Ah, it frightens me; an immense power that shakes the earth is coming… it’s coming…”

地を割る咆哮 天を裂く爪牙 烈火の如く燃えさかる六対の翼
暗黒を宿した瞳に魅いられただけで
勇猛なる戦士が次々と倒れていった…

chi o waru houkou ten o saku souga rekka no gotoku moesakaru rokutsui no tsubasa
ankoku o yadoshita hitomi ni mi irareta dake de
yuumou naru senshi ga tsugitsugi to taorete itta…

A roar that splits the earth; teeth and claws that rend the sky; six pairs of blazing wings
Bewitched by the eyes that carried deep darkness,
Valiant soldiers fell one after another…

嗚呼…人間とは神の前では かくも無力なモノなのだろうか…
誰もが深い絶望に呑まれかけていたその瞬間
ひと際眩い閃光が雷無き青年の体を貫いた…

aa… ningen to wa kami no mae de wa kakumo muryoku na MONO na no darou ka…
dare mo ga fukai zetsubou ni nomarekakete ita sono toki
hitotoki mabayui senkou ga chikara naki seinen no karada o tsuranuita…

Ah.. humans are so powerless before a god…
When everyone has been swallowed up by deep despair
A single bright spark pierced the body of the powerless boy…

「覚醒めよ…勇敢なる右腕を持つ者よ…
直系の雷を受け継ぎし者よ…
かつて私は邪神を封印せし折 雷の槍を放ったが故右腕を失った
今その雷を開放すれば 右腕はおろか全身が吹き飛ぶやも知れぬ
御主にその覚悟があるか?
…ならば今こそ覚醒めよ <雷神の右腕>よ!」

“Mezame yo… yuukan naru migiude o motsu mono yo…
Chokkei no chikara o uketsugishi mono yo…
Katsute watashi wa yatsu o fuuin seshi ori ikazuchi no yari o hanatta ga yue migiude o ushinatta
Ima sono chikara o kaihou sureba migiude wa oroka zenshin ga fukitobu ya mo shirenu
Onushi ni sono kakugo ga aru ka?
… Naraba ima koso mezame yo “raijin no migiude” yo!”

“Awaken… thou who hast a brave right arm…
Thou who hast inherited the power of a direct descendant…
I lost my right arm loosing the Spear of Thunder that sealed away the evil god before
If thou takest on that power now, not only thy right arm, but thy whole body might be torn apart
Art thou prepared for this possibility?
… If so, awaken now, “Right Arm of the God of Thunder”!

「ひとりでは耐え切れぬ 雷でもきっと
ふたりなら大丈夫 私は信じる!」

“Hitori de wa taekirenu chikara demo kitto
Futari nara daijoubu watashi wa shinjiru!”

“It’s a power I can’t bear alone,
But surely–I truly believe–the two of us together will be fine!”

暗雲を貫く雷 あの日出会った少年と少女は
今…二つの紋章重ね合わせて 輝ける未来を紡ぐ…

an’un o tsuranuku ikazuchi ano hi deatta shounen to shoujo wa
ima… futari no shirushi kasaneawasete kagayakeru mirai o tsumugu…

Lightning pierces the dark clouds; the boy and girl who met that day
Now… join together their two marks and weave a shining future

「…ちゃん…ねぇ…お婆ちゃん…お婆ちゃんったらぁ
どうしたの?それからお話どうなったの? 」
「おぉ…そうだっだねぇ ごめんよ 」
「その後 雷神様が邪神をやっつけたんだよね?ね? 」
「さて どうだったかねぇ…
昔の話だからもう忘れちゃったねぇ…」
「えー…そんなのずるいよ…」

“… chan… nee… obaa-chan… obaa-chan ttaraa
Doushita no? Sore kara o-hanashi dou natta no?”
“Oo… sou dadda ne gomen yo”
“Sono ato raijin-sama ga jashin o yattsuketa n’da yo ne? Ne?”
“Sate dou datta ka nee…
Mukashi no hanashi dakara mou wasurechatta nee…”
“Ee… sonna no zurui yo…”

“… dma… hey… Grandma… Grandma, come on!
What happened? What happened in the story after that?
“Oh… that’sh right, shorry…”
“After that the God of Thunder killed the evil god, right? Right?”
“Hmm, what happened then…
It’s all so long ago, I’ve quite forgotten…”
“Hey… that’s no fair…”

…そう言って微笑んだ祖母の瞳は とても優しい色をしていた
…その時の事は今でも印象深く覚えている
…私は信じているのだ 雷神の系譜は途絶えていないのだと…

… sou itte hohoenda soba no hitomi wa totemo yasashii iro o shite ita
… sono toki no koto wa ima demo inshou fukaku oboete iru
… watashi wa shinjite iru no da raijin no keifu wa todaete inai no da to…

… Saying that, the grandmother smiled, her eyes very kind
… The events of that time have left a deep impression and are even now remembered
… And I believe that the bloodline of the God of Thunder has never been broken…

(受け継がれるモノ…受け継がれざるモノ…
暗雲を貫く光を翼に受け…その白鴉は羽ばたいて往く…)

uketsugareru MONO… uketsugarezaru MONO…
an’un o tsuranuku hikari o tsubasa ni uke… sono hakua wa habataite yuku…

Those who take on the power… and those who choose not to…
The light that pierces the dark clouds glinting on its wings… that white crow flies…

From → Chronicle 2nd

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