A new volume begins! + important announcements + recruitment
Chapter 1 Part 1 has been out for several days now, and here’s a belated volume opening post. Supposedly Volume 4 is the best Grimgar volume yet, so we’re in for a treat. Yay! A note on the title translation is at the bottom of this page.
Okay, let’s get some less important stuff out of the way. We’ll upload the Afterword to Volume 3 as soon as we can (there is no appendix), and I’ll finish the EPUB and PDF, er, soon. You are free to yell at me if I take until July 31st to release it. I’m sorry!
Now this is a little important. You may have noticed Chapter 1 part 1 was rather short. Well, let us expand on this. I, hikaslap, have at last understood a piece of the secret behind TOM’s dark grip on human souls. I have taken the requisite steps and mitigated the horror, with one adverse effect: I am no longer able to harness TOM’s evil power to update Grimgar as fast as I used to.
For those of you who disbelieve in the inhuman beast called TOM with the world under its thumb, perhaps you will prefer this version of the story.
“TOM”, who is “human” and “normal”, has switched paths in his “career”, and needs to do a lot of additional training to pick up skills, get up to speed, and become familiar with his new industry. He’s paid less, works harder, and has a lot less time, so no more video game playing…well, not that he played many in the first place.
It’s not clear when this situation will end, and we’re all very apologetic about this, especially when Grimgal is getting so good. TOM will still translate, but more slowly. In the past we’ve finished about a volume every six months, but that pace is going to slash in half—it’ll be about a year before Volume 4 finishes. We hope for your forgiveness, your understanding, and that you will not flame us.
We will appreciate translation help, actually, but please note that Grimgal’s standards are pretty high, and the novel is difficult compared to many LNs. Please submit an application here, https://nanodesutranslations.wordpress.com/join-the-team/, and let us know you want to translate Grimgal. If you’re above par, we’ll work something out with you as the newest member of Team Grimgal. Together we will make war against the evil TOM.