Chapter 85: First Class

Sorry guys, an announcement.

I will be leaving for a trip that will be taking 2 weeks. Sadly to say, I won’t be able to translate in those busy days. I apologize. Mainly because there is a big ass cliffhanger.


 

“Did you hear? Seems the new practical skill teacher can’t speak”

“What with that? Then how is he going to do his lectures? Don’t tell me he will be teaching his students through their body”

“It seems he uses written communication. I don’t care as long as I get stronger. That’s why I don’t like incompetent ones”

“It’s Brait-sensei’s instructions, so I will at least attend once but… it seems he is a demi-human you know?”

“Demi-human?! Why did the academy accept such a thing as a teacher?”

“… Who cares if he is a demi-human. We see elves quite a lot, so it isn’t good to have prejudice”

“Rotsgard specialty. I hope it doesn’t become an empty class”

“If it isn’t good, it will soon become that way. There are a hell lot of choice classes after all”

“Yeah. I at least hope he is a cool person”

“Ahahaha…”

Seriously?

How to say this… are they serious?

These are the students I will be teaching for my first class.

Pressured by my uneasiness, I use Sakai to feel the presence of the people heading here and instinctively strain my ears, which I regret doing now.

Their impression of me is bad even before we meet?!

Shiki and I finally arrived at the field and were waiting while sitting on a bench there.

This is obvious but, what I am going to do is a practical skill class, so there won’t be that many times where I will be indoors. If we are doing muscle training, indoors is also a choice, but… it will become a plain class, so it will be okay to do so when the students decide to follow me.

The people in the staff room gave me a few textbooks and a number of booklets related to teachers for reference. When I finished reading it today, I understood a little about what’s special about this academy and about magic.

Being able to finally touch on the topic I have come to Academy Town for, today, I finally feel like I have moved a step forward.

First, it’s about what makes the Academy special.

In this Rotsgard Academy, there are obligatory classes one has to attend, and the rest it is free for one to decide if one wants to take it. It’s a system that lets a certain amount of freedom.

Leaving aside the fixed classes and the subjects that are necessary for your related technical skill, the position of the people teaching the optional classes is weak. It would be one thing if you were not able to change them for half a year or all year around once you choose it, but since one can change it anytime they want, the position of the students is a lot higher.

Avoiding the hours of popular classes and holding a course in a different lot of time, making tests easier and I heard there are even teachers who buy students in order to get attendance. That there aren’t many teachers thinking of improving the contents of their own class to get students, makes me feels like it is already too late.

In short, one’s position can be that of a part-time teacher, but the possibility of being looked down by your students is abnormally high. On top of that, I just learned that I already have a bad impression.

Magic. I have to put this in my mind, but the common knowledge I have earned until now, I feel like it is better to not put it out.

The arias are memorized and magic is something that one has to activate by chanting the aria in a sonorous voice, is what seems to be the standard.

To do an aria without letting your voice out is called voiceless aria and it seems it will reduce the original power of the magic.

… From the very start I have been doing things that deviate from the standard, and I just learned this after coming here.

Well, if I want to have originality in my class, I thought that it would be fine to just teach the students things around this particular area. Saying random things like “In real combat…”

“Raidou-sama, looks like they will be coming soon” (Shiki)

“Yeah, I know. Shiki, it is okay for the class objective to be as we discussed right?” (Makoto)

“I think there won’t be any problems. Show your true strength and teach combat aria to the students that remain. There may be low amounts of students who use physical combat that remain, but in that case, I will be teaching them anti-magician battle techniques. It’s a course the other teachers don’t have, so I think we should be able to choose students” (Shiki)

“Teaching knowledge and power to strange individuals will not bring anything good, so it will be more comforting to teach a chosen minority of elites” (Makoto)

“Yes. However, for Raidou-sama to be the one getting angry and me being the kind one, aren’t the roles reversed? In the first place, I don’t think there is a need to divide the roles” (Shiki)

“… Well, it seems that in optional classes 2 persons is unusual, so there is a part of me that wants to try if this will really work out. I feel like me playing the bad guy will have better results. If it turns into something weird, I will stop, so accompany me for a bit in this” (Makoto)

“Okay…” (Shiki)

Shiki seems like he is still not convinced. But this is something I have wanted to try once if I had the chance. Like the ones in detective dramas. A combi of one being the angry and the other the soothing one, they manipulate the impression of the person.

In this case I will be the scary one and since us two will be doing the lectures, I think people will gather if one of us holds a favorable impression.

… If I am already not being treated as a human being, then let’s just have them hate me… is not how I deal with my despair okay?

I am not thinking about being an ass and then be a bit gentle to  see if I can increase affection points, okay?

I feel the gazes of a number of people.

Fuh~ so they have come.

“Uhm~, is this Raidou-sensei’s practical skill class?”

The female student who called me demi-human not too long ago, knits her eyebrows but still uses formal language to talk to us.

I nod lightly, not at the girl, but at Shiki. Now then, let’s try doing the scary teacher.

“Yeah, that’s right. Everyone here are students that came because of Brait-sensei’s referral right? I am this lecture’s assistant, my name is Shiki. And this person here is…” (Shiki)

[Shiki’s master and was a merchant at the border of the world, Raidou. Because of circumstances I can’t speak, but in this way I am able to communicate. This will be a harsh class that will be centered on magic, but I hope you guys follow me]

My personal history is a lie and I tried making my attitude like that of a slightly strict instructor. When my appearance is a minus, instead of smiling friendlily, I feel like it is better to be someone who is kind every now and then to create a gap.

I actually wanted to go with a shouting type, but since that would be hard with written communication, I decided to go with being strict.

“We are planning on opening a slightly unusual store, so if you have the chance, please check it out” (Shiki)

Shiki advertises.

If we don’t say the store’s name, they shouldn’t nag much about it. And I had Shiki smile gently from beginning to end. Try your best in being the kind and gentle Shiki-sensei. I will also try my best in being the scary Raidou-sensei.

[Since it’s the first class, let’s begin with a self-introduction]

I have the 10 people that came to my class introduce themselves.

Name, age, what year they are currently in, and after that, their objective and the element they are the strongest in.

It ended safely, but a question still remained. About the element.

[You, you said you were best at water right? How well can you use other elements?]

“The others? Uhm… A bit of earth and fire”

[Can you have a spirit lend you its power?]

“No way! There’s no way I can do that!”

Doesn’t that mean you practically can only use water? Moreover, this one doesn’t have that much magic power and the balance is bad.

Wait. Could it be…?

[You, you said you were best at fire right? Others?]

I ask another one, the student that said she doesn’t care if I was a demi-human as long as my face was good. Maybe she felt discomfort that I asked her, she frowns.

“… I can use a bit of wind as well. I can’t use spirit magic”

After that, I asked the others, but it seems that the highest is three.

(Shiki, what is this? Are hyumans limited in the elements they can use?) (Makoto)

(No. It’s just that they are so accustomed to use the element they are fit in that they neglect the training of their other elements. They consider the ability to use other elements as a type of talent) (Shiki)

(So everyone can do it right?) (Makoto)

(Of course. It’s just that they will use more magic power than when using the element they are most fit in) (Shiki)

(I see. Understood) (Makoto)

No matter if it is their specialty, it is not like they are beginners who just began to learn, so I think it is a bit weird to only get better at their forte element. It is actually convenient to be able to use the others after all.

Even that superior dragon kid was surprised by it. So yeah, it would be interesting to train and see how it goes.

[I have understood the abilities of everyone. Sadly, I can only call you guys unskilled]

“Unskilled?! Us?!”

It’s the one who said I can’t use my mouth. He has vigor, or more like his appearance does too but, you, aren’t you a warrior?

[That’s right. I want to be appointed by the country, I want to spread my name as an adventurer, I want to stay in this academy as a researcher. I have heard the objectives of everyone here. In the present condition it is possible to make this true, but you will always stay as second-rate]

“… Aren’t you going a bit far with your words? Even though you are just a mere part-time teacher”

It’s the girl that said “don’t be a teacher if you are a demi-human”. She is angry. Today we will show off our strength and have the gentle Shiki-sensei leave an impression. This part is important, so I am sorry about provoking you.

[That’s the truth. Well yeah, then, let me ask you something. You said you were a magician right? Then, what is it that a magician should fear the most in a battle?]

“… Being isolated, to get the enemy close to you, to panic, to have one’s magic power dry up”

An answer right out from the book. Well, I think that’s not wrong though.

[Splendid. Then, what’s the proper form we try to achieve in a battle?]

“To adapt ourselves. No matter if we are isolated, approached, in an unexpected situation or run out of magic power; we have to be magicians that can choose the best choices in the right moment. That is the ideal form that we have to aim for”

[That’s exactly right. Excellent. Then, if the girl beside you that said her forte is water, encounters an opponent who is weak against only wind magic so she can’t effectively damage it, what would you do to “adapt”?]

“In that case I will prepare a wind element attack at the vanguard or a different attack…”

[There’s only her there]

“… Then, before it reaches, prepare a wind element attack method. There’s no other choice but to use magic items to prepare”

[Yeah. If you are unable to do anything about it, it’s the right choice to depend on tools. For that sake, it is a good idea to save a tool of another element, but there’s nothing wrong with being able to use it yourself. 3 at most, is not right. You should at least be able to freely control 3 elements or in real combat there’s no doubt you will feel like something is lacking]

“… In the academy and in the country, it is common sense to first learn the one element you are most fit in”

So this time it’s the male student who said this would become an empty class huh. It’s not just “first”, the problem is that you are only doing that. You guys are considered elite after all. I understand their faces of displeasure. It isn’t fun to have someone deny the way they have been doing things after all.

[You guys are elite right? Is it okay for you guys to be like the other ones? Having your element seen through, be countered and ripped through like paper?]

“T-That is, we should believe in the swordsman and knights at the front…”

[Believe huh. That’s a nice word, but it’s not good to use that word as an escape route and not do anything. To create counter-plans from a high point of view, isn’t that how an elite should really be? Of course, even if it is a way to protect your body, to give up on it just because it is not your forte element that’s just no good. It would be one thing if it were impossible, but if it is a possible, you should try and reach out]

“Guh”

“Then, does that mean Raidou-sensei is able to maintain a high point-of-view and succeed when being isolated and approached by an enemy?”

This one is… Oh yeah, the boy that said he didn’t want an incompetent teacher. Did he get interested a little bit?

[In my case, for the sake of surviving, the point-of-view method is a bit different. Let’s see, then let’s today let’s show a mock battle between me and Shiki. Because it’s better to know the skills of the people that you will be learning from]

When I look at Shiki, he nods and takes out a staff that is wrapped in lustrous cloth. The staff that was humbly made by the Eldwas was showing its bare presence. The beautiful cloth that resembled silk, I don’t know how it was made, but it seems it has the ability to hide the status of an equipment.

“Me and my master, Raidou-sama, will be showing a bit of our abilities, so please do attend. It would be good if you are able to get used to one of the forms you should be aiming for” (Shiki)

I don’t know if Shiki’s words were reaching them or not. The students’ gazes were gathering at his staff. Their looks were filled with shock.

“Oi, that staff…”

“What is… that?”

“What crazy magic power. Also, the elements are jumbled together”

“Incredible. Not even in the academy’s displayed items have I seen something like this”

As expected, that staff is quite the creation. My clothes should be even more, but it doesn’t have the nature of leaking its power outside, so its looks are that of normal clothes.

We begin to move to a place a bit away from them.

Shiki had his hair tied up at his back and wearing a serious expression. Even if it was an order, he is a diligent one so he won’t cut corners.

[If it’s at this distance, it is enough to call it “having an enemy approach” right?]

In the midst of the glances that gathered on Shiki’s staff, I confirm with the boy who was the trigger of this mock battle. He nods with a meek face.

[Shiki, let’s begin]

“Then Raidou-sama, here I go!” (Shiki)

The mock battle to show our abilities and make the future easier to handle, had begun.

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0 thoughts on “Chapter 85: First Class

    1. Sorry for not doing a proper comment last night, I was busy playing Destiny when the new chapter came out. It was an event that was to expire a few hours later, so the most I could was reserve first for Firo (which was semi pointless due to the fact that Firo would have had first anyway).

      As for this chapter, it only makes people want Makoto to show those stupid hyuman students his power so he can gain their respect. I dislike the hyumans for their superiority complex thanks to the bug, but I cannot hate them for it as it’s how they were raised. Trust me guys, the next chapter will be worth the wait. I may know what happens, but it’s nice to have better detail.

      As for your two weeks away Reigo-senpai, don’t worry about it. We won’t die from waiting. In the mean time I guess I better work on my own novel to give people something to read? I’ve been too lazy as of late 🙁

      1. I agree. The reason why the hyumans have superiority complex is because of the evil bug. The hyumans have to rely on the bug blessing to win battles. Now that the battle with demons was complete failure they will have to find another way to fight. Which is not to rely on the blessing. This is the time for Makoto to train the students and start a revolution, for hyuman not rely on the bug.

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  2. No………

    the battle….

    will continue in 2 weeks T_T

    ……………….
    i want to see what “a bit” of “will be showing a bit of our abilities”….
    ………………

  3. I hope you have a good trip. A shame to leave it at a cliffhanger, but I guess that will make the payoff after the wait even more satisfying.

  4. Thank you Rei. Always keeping your word..

    Say, you’re off for 2 weeks? We’ll really miss you. Don’t worry about this place, I’ll try to keep it alive (and sane) till you return. Firo, Nepu and Mario will most likely turn to zombies though..
    Good luck!

    1. They’re not the only ones. Usually, I’d have several shows and novels to keep me sane, but RWBY’s season finale has me half crazy already. Now I only have Gate’s anime, Death March, and Overlord to keep me busy. Who’s to say they aren’t going to drop us into the abyss like RT did.

  5. Thank you for your hard work, as always. I hope you have a good trip, it’s a good thing to different things now and again. Well, you properly positioned us to be grateful when you return, though 😛

  6. My feeling are all in jumble now.

    One of it is of course thanking you for the chapter, then it became dammit cliffhanger, followed by disappointment knowing its continuation needs 2 weeks of waiting. Also some part wants you to cancel those trips and continue chap 86 lol. But thats just my selfish feelings so please ignore that.

    Thanks a lot Rei. Yeah, have a good trip.

  7. Damn…..two weeks…..at least it’s better than two years. It just won’t be an enjoyable two weeks of waiting.

    But Makoto blasting out every element sans wind will be inciting amazing reactions and a full class after this. Can’t wait to see it.

    1. Next chap is definitely awesome.. POV will be from a student watching the awesome battle….

      That is the only thing I will spoil.

      1. Hahaha! Thank you for the tease! I feel better knowing even a little more lol. Btw, how far ahead did you read? Would you be willing to answer a few questions of mine, via e-mail?

  8. Nuooooooohhhh!!!! I specifically waited for 5-6 days to reach 2 chapter and get a conclusion with the first lesson but i still got cliffhanged! With a super steep cliff!

  9. That announcement though trigger something inside my mind..
    Feels like my world crumble but the Google translation is there to same.. XD

  10. Its rough waiting for one I like so much but some of the other novels I’m reading have been at cliff for months -.- Thanks for the post and actually saying you are leaving for a bit.

  11. Tch, a cliff hanger huh. This is my retaliation:

    SPOILER :
    THERE IS A FIGHT IN THE NEXT CHAPTEEEER !!!!

    …I’m sorry. Even as a joke a spoiler is bad…. though it wasn’t really a spoiler but— uuh I’m sorry. Those are going to be 2 long weeks….

    Ah, Thank you for the chapter and have fun~~

  12. I was bummed about the cliff so I thought I’d try using Google translate for the next chapter. Problem is, I can’t find the chapter. There seems to be some chapters that are not inside this site but exist in the RAW site after Chapter 80: Normal operations of Asora. In the RAW site the chapter after ‘Normal operations of Asora’ is something that’s translated as ‘Awakening of sister’ with Google translate and then some other chapters that I don’t recognize. Can anyone help me?

    1. Same, I’ve been reading a lot of raws for a Chinese novel and it has been going just fine so when I saw people talk about the raws for this book I thought this would be simple but now I’m confused and don’t know if it’s my fault of google translate’s fault for being weird on some translations.

  13. It’s not really much of a cliffhanger if you think about it… Obviously they are going to put on a good show for the students leaving the guys shaking and the girls wet. Then rumors will spread and class 2 will be full to the brim. Or just to fuck with us, just before the fight the demons unleash a super retaliation magic attack that kills everyone in the school except the mc.

  14. Big problem with Makoto’s way of thinking. It is natural to not become essentially a one-man army. That is why adventurers form parties after all in order to have someone cover their weakness. Also, mana is limited and unlike Makoto, everyone else has a fixed amount.

    Even if Makoto teaches everyone to use more than one element, it does not change the fact their mana only has a fixed amount.

    In a situation where you are heavily disadvantaged, it makes more sense to run away than try to fight someone with an element you can use but not as well as your favorite element that you usually use.

    And another big problem is time. Makoto can easily skip steps but these students don’t have unlimited time to master more than one element. They will eventually have to graduate and go back to their home town or country.

    Makoto has good intentions but he seems to forget that there are also downsides to being “a jack of all trades yet a master of none”.

    Sorry Makoto, but starting from highschool with your education method would be too late for a majority of students.

    If Makoto wants to teach everyone to master multiple elements, starting from elementary school would have been way much better.

    But unfortunately, this Academy looks like it is mainly for teenagers so either some intense cramming will have to be forced or Makoto will fail to reach his ideal since he is only a part time teacher after all and his Merchant Business takes priority.

    However, I wonder if the author will even allow Makoto to fail or just gloss over the difficult reality of Makoto’s proposal and make Makoto cheat his way into allowing his students to suddenly be able to easily juggle multiple elements without sweating.

    1. Well the truly strong seem to be solos so…

      Guess he did not consider that though, as you have said. Most students aren’t going to become the next dragonslayer. They end up semi-mediocre like the adventuring parties seen throughout the novel.

      But being able to use a secondary element widens your tactical scope by a lot. Even if they do not master it like their primary element, merely being able to use it adequately allows you to do many things you could not have done. For example, you can cover for teammates when they are down. Perhaps you have two different elements for escaping so you don’t have to worry about situational disadvantages as much. It allows for surprise attacks when fighting as well, especially if your secondary element can counter the magic suppressing your main element. Most importantly, when surprises happen, you easily have backup plans instead of being doomed by a counter. For example, when monsters slip past your vanguard, most of your ranged allies are going to have decent melee capabilities, even if that is not their main role. The more proficient, the better, as it buys more time for the vanguard to re-establish the defense. In fact, the best adventurers probably are decent all-rounders, given that they have to survive any nasty situations thrown at them.

      But I do agree mostly with your point, that now is probably too late for the students to have proficiency outside their main element (unless they neglect their elements). The strategic and tactical advantages will also probably not be explored much either and that would be just as sad.

    2. I strongly disagree, overspecialization becomes crippling overspecialization pretty quick in a real fight, also they don’t have to become “jack of all trades masters of none”.

      Gaining an intermediate or even beginners knowledge in other elements does not mean neglecting their main element, their way of thinking is a kin to a boxer only working on his upper body, because “that’s what I hit with”.

      What Makoto is introducing is basically more exercise on top of their daily routine to learn other elements, to re-use the boxing metaphor he’s telling them not to skip “leg day”.

      Even if all his student achieve is to get slightly better at other elements that little edge could save their lives.

      He’s not making them drop a main skill to get multiple weaker ones, he’s making them gain new ones to complement their main one.

      1. Time spent on learning other elements means less time on mastering their favorite element which they haven’t even mastered yet.

        Again, Makoto still isn’t a full time instructor. He isn’t at school everyday so he can’t even help them all the time.

        This means the students will be struggling without help for the majority of the time, delaying time for everything else and in the end, it might have been better off for them to just master one element like usual because Makoto doesn’t intend to be a teacher full time.

        It just seems like arrogance and half-assing to me, coming from Makoto’s side.

        He is lucky to learn and master magic in just a few seconds like for example, surpassing the female orc in mere minutes when it took her two years to learn magic and she still can’t use fire as well as Makoto.

        For someone who has the ability of instant learning since coming to this world, I don’t think Makoto understands the fact that these students won’t be able to stay in school forever and suddenly springing on them your demands when you aren’t even at school for most of the time is pretty unfair.

        Time is the enemy of everyone yet Makoto doesn’t understand only he can resist Time better than most people.

        1. The author might have a plan for the MC for the teaching. Since there are a few blank period in which he was training and this is probably the arc that we will know how he was training through that period.

      2. We are both analyzing this from different angles, you assume the elite students spend a serious amount of time studying diligently on their one element of choice, me I believe they train their one element seriously enough but not to the point of a rigid regime like you would train with a trainer and a schedule at a gym.

        I base my idea on the fact classes are far too free to allow a serious training regime, they can jump in and out of classes and train under any teacher more or less at will. This freedom negates the time limitation you speak of, since they likely don’t follow a rigid, well structured curriculum to master their element.

        If anything I think they just show up to a class, pick up a technique that seems interesting, move on when class gets boring.

        From what we saw in the merchant test and at the academy, there is no solid teaching methods applied.

        Meaning if Makoto can apply our teaching method to his students he could very well create a way for him to efficiently teach them alternative elements while mastering the one they are better at.

        I don,t thin he’s being arrogant, I think he’s being progressive.

        The way mages are being trained is akin to having a soldier who only knows how to fire and maintain a rifle, without teaching him to fire a pistol, knife combat, close combat of any kind, basic survivable skills and no physical training. It’s not just inefficient, it’s straight up dumb, think about it the way they talk about every party member having a role to play, means that if any one of them falters the party is dead since no one trains in cross skills.

        Overspecialization in a combat force leads to situations where once the plan fails death is assured and we all know “a plan does not survive contact with the enemy”.

        This was shown in the massacre in the last fight with the demons, no one planned for an escape route or a speedy retreat counting on combat the way it was always done, the stronger force crushes the weaker one.

        Of course we will see how the author approaches these elite kids self training, but my guess is that my point of view will be reflected.

      3. Except fighting in a war campaign is much different that fighting against monsters.

        You can’t just retreat whenever you want in an army because retreating whenever you please could lead to friendly fire or you accidentally stepping on your own comrades in arms to death as as you retreat.

        Your example is bad because military fighting versus “street fighting” is very different. Individuality isn’t allowed in an army. Did you forget this basic fact or did Hollywood brainwash you into thinking any soldier can act like Rambo during war?

      4. You do realize that pretty much since the Romans every army has had officers learn (in some cases all foot soldiers) the job of the guy directly above and below him in rank in case he needs to fill in after he’s dead right? You know, the whole polivalent thing, so killing the commanding officer/s doesn’t cripple the whole army?

        Also, again you jump to conclusions, just like you assumed I meant they should master all elements or weapons when I clearly said they should get intermediate or beginner knowledge, I never claimed to say all soldiers can act like “Rambo”.

        Soldiers are trained to follow orders, true. But they are also trained to act and react to situations with a degree of initiative, Hell most of those who have won medals did so by doing just that.

        Also, adventurer parties are not street fighting, adventurers fighting monsters is more closer to an elite military force attacking an enemy encampment.

      5. Correct me if I’m wrong but is magic something that you need to practice vigorously in one element to be proficient at. From what I understand becoming proficient in magic is about improving concentration, learning/making arias, and improving said arias through knowledge and insight. I don’t think trying to learn more than one element would necessarily take away from their progress. One can improve concentration by practicing any magic, and also they might be able the knowledge of their own element through studying others. For example a fire mage learning about their weakness, water would help them develop better fire magic or a water mage learning wind magic since they share similar properties.

      6. …and also they might be able (improve) the knowledge of their own element…

        Ugh why isn’t their an edit reply option or am I just not seeing it?

      7. That’s the point I was coming from earlier or later, not sure where I am in this comments. We don’t really know much on what it takes to get stronger as a mage in this world. But the only way I can so far see that learning another element may hinder your studies in your specialty is that your using that time on the other element. There really is no reason that I can see that you cant practice multiple elements. (I think its the teachers fault, since you know, how they are being taught by failures) Get taught by a failure and you only learn how to fail.

        you cant reply to a reply if it is the 3rd or 4th reply to a reply… (I don’t know the exact number)
        i.e.
        COMMENT (You can reply to this)
        -REPLY (or this)
        –REPLY (or this)
        —REPLY (cannot reply to this)

        And there is no edit so if you say something stupid you cant take it back/hide it/correct it for when you get called out for it. 😛

    3. It might “make sense to run away” but that’s not always an option. In which case it’s “opps you’re dead”.

      And like he said this isn’t about “normal students” but about the “elites”. Do you really think that teaching geniuses to use more than one element is impossible? I think it could be a good strategy. Trying to attract highly talented students with by providing difficult but very practical combat training.

      Also, what’s this about elementary school? Do they even teach magic at that stage? Has this been mentioned in the story? I might have forgotten it.

      1. His bow exercises wasn’t just boosting his mana, it was breaking his body down as a whole and rebuilding it with more power and capacity. Its a unique skill/talent exclusive to him that he seemed to have gotten accidently from the other god, not something he can teach or pass on to students.

        besides, so far. right now he (ok this is something im not sure on, its kinda confusing) … hes not suppose to be training any students, just teaching them theoretical tactics. Thou he said hes doing a practical class? I believe he is just advising them on the best way they can improve themselves and do better in battle since he himself doesn’t know many spells. just the basic element attacks and barrier.

        1. Alright, I will agree with you. I just started reading this series about a two weeks ago. And what you said makes sense. I was original thinking he would be using training from anime and manga example. Teaching them theoretical tactics would be much simply then trying to train them into powering them up. The only way I can see them powering up would be take quest and level up by defeating monsters, from the way this story is being told.

    4. “You know, the whole polivalent thing, so killing the commanding officer/s doesn’t cripple the whole army?”

      Except killing the commanding officers will still cripple the whole army even today which was why during the Vietnam War, some American soldiers were willing to toss grenades in their commanding officers’ tents so they wouldn’t be forced to fight anymore since no one would be around to command them anymore.

      Look up the history of the term “Fragging”. It ain’t pretty but you must be delusional if you think a modern army is as simple as the Roman army that can have anyone immediately replacing whoever died.

      Most modern warfare aims to cripples armies by killing the most highest ranking first and those higher ranking are always near major communication networks which is why those places are the ones always prioritized to be bombed or targeted first.

      If you kill all the heads of the army, the war is pretty much over.

      And ironically enough, most of the ancient Roman army’s defeats occurred because those Roman officers you claim are so easily replaceable died during battle. So much for the Roman army being able to properly function even in the face of their officer’s deaths. They ended up losing and their battle result engraved in history.

      1. killing an officer/general/head of the army is a big deal alright but if you’re commander die someone must step up to calm all the other and lead the army. I have not read Rome war journal but in tactical view it’s best if someone able to become a temporary leader that will organize the whole group back, since without a leader they will move individually and thus risk of friendly fire and so on. having someone who can adapt toward a situation is the best choice.if there’s none the whole army will risk total annihilation.

        If you kill all the heads of the army, the war is pretty much over.

        yes pretty much but the question is whether they all died or just a little who survive and a lot. if there is someone competent who can take over they will move/escape as a group and have better chance to survive. they will still considered as a lose yet they will have a better chance to counter attack.
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        overspecialization will cripple you. they have to sacrifice some time to study other element yet they will have a better choice to adapt to situation. like what ricco7 said they don’t need to study too deep. they only need it in emergency state so it’s only to the point of capable to use practically and not just able to do it but it is not practical.so they don’t need to neglect their main element and just reducing it. if you are given a choice to become a fire magician who can use ultimate magic and a wizard that can heal and cast all element yet no ultimate magic. which will you choose if you are an adventurer or the commander of an army. if it me I would pick the wizard since he is the most versatile and can be used in any situation rather than the magician who can only use fire so he can’t be useful inside a forest, sea or against enemy who is resistance/nullify fire based attack.

      2. You’r focusing way too much on the military analogy, you have yet to make a real argument saying why a mage should only have a single arrow in his quiver rather then be polyvalent, specially in a live or death situation, when facing uknown enemies or having to adapt on the fly.

        Like you said in another post, this isn’t an MMO, they only have one life to live, it would make more sense for them to branch out then overspecialize.

        There’s also something you seem to ignore, the author’s intent.

        Makoto is the MC, his view point will likely be validated and from what little we have seeing of this world the hyumans (thanks in no small part to the Bug) have the upper hand and are top of the food chain, they have had no need to develop beyond what they know works because they have her blessing and all that intells.

        Their strategies are flawed to a fault, no real education system other then the master/apprentice system (as shown in the academy and merchant guild) and consider themselves supperior to other races by virtue of being the chosen of the Bug.

        I have no doubt Makoto’s progressive thinking will be the correct one, he’s the MC and this world is in dire need of better thinking.

    5. Your assuming this is like an RPG where if they don’t have a cheat they are somehow limited in how many stat points(or something like that) they can spend. If you work hard you can maximize all your potential for all categories. And since we have been pretty much only following the adventure of our God-like cheat MC, we don’t really have many details yet on how normal mages learn/train.

      For all we know, (and most likely) the students here are not training properly since they are only learning how to train from corrupt greedy teachers who are mostly failures themselves since they couldn’t cut it as adventures and had to teach and don’t want to shake things up and only teach what has been thought as “successful” so they can maintain their class numbers and not lose their job.

    6. Your assuming too much.

      We don’t know enough about this world to understand the best way for a mage to train. Besides, no one has “unlimited time”

      We don’t even know when or if they even “graduate” (unless I glossed over that part, I honestly read to many novels to remember details like that, but if im wrong feel free to speak up) Graduation for them could just be when they reach a certain point and not by how many years/sessions/semesters they have had.

      Your also not thinking enough about a situation, What if they cant run? what if there only choice is to fight because the monster can fly or run really fast. If there party has only one mage who lets say can only use fire magic, but the monster is immune to fire magic, wouldn’t it have been nice if he knew some Ice magic too even if it took x2 mana to use?

      We don’t know enough about party configurations to assume that there are parties with more than one mage. The only party I can recall atm is the Trio that tried to steal that plant from the Oni. And if a party of 3-6 is something normal in this world, more than likely there wont be many parties with 1 or even 2 mages. and if all mages only know one kind of magic, then there is a decent chance that one of those mages could be less than useful in a fight against certain enemies, meaning they are already fighting with one less unit if that unit cant do much.

      His way of thinking isn’t wrong, and hes not trying to turn all the students into one man armies, all he is doing is teaching them it id good to have more options to be able to deal with more situations.

      “a jack of all trades yet a master of none” doesn’t suit this situation. There is also a chance that none of these students may be able to become a master at all even if they focus on one element. This isn’t an RPG where everyone has the same potential and can focus all their “points” into one category and only learn one “ultimate” spell. They only train in the element they are most attune too cause its most efficient, who knows, maybe learning multiple elements improves ones mana capacity in this world.

    7. Well, just remember he is teaching “elites”. He isn’t expecting to be like him. And teaching them is different from taking them as his disciple so he doesn’t need to teach them to ” master”. And remember that their education system is unlike the real world which is divided by elementary,middle school, highschool, and college wherein.

  15. just make sure to have a safe trip ok? truck-kun is recruiting heroes right now so you have to be careful during trips please… xD
    Thank you so much for the chapter 🙂

  16. Thank u always for ur great work…
    ^^…

    The Cliff-san this time is rather normal than usually, cz it’s only start and not in the middle, like an end of one story…
    :3…

  17. Thanks for the translation, have a safe trip!

    The old “specialization” versus “polyvalence” debate.

    Is it better to be best at one thing or a jack of all trades masters of none, or so it would seem.

    In this case they can master their more fitting element then learn supplemental ones to compensate for weaknesses, get high level spells in their innate element and intermediate in 2 other elements would be the smarter choice.

    The other choice is just plain and simple “crippling overspecialization”, heck in every MMO you make a mage with more then just a single element trait line because you don’t want to be useless in some fights,…

    1. This isn’t a MMO. People only have one life. Some fights should better be avoided completely.

      You might as well demand master swordsmen to also be master archers and master spearmen all at once

      Are you going to claim master swordsmen as being crippled over specialists, then?

      1. Going on that note, while i agree with you, there’s also another angle to look at.
        Let’s say there’s a fire salamander you meet after getting seperated in a dungeon from your party.
        You, as a fire mage, cannot hurt this flaming lizard as it has fire immunity.
        Also, the creature is so fast that you’ll be killed as soon as your back is turned.
        Would it not be a good idea then, to learn the basics of water to weaken it, or earth magic to block its charge and safely run?
        This is the dilemma to think about when focusing on only one element, or ‘over-specializing.’

      2. Exactly my point!

        This isn’t an MMO, more reason to *not* overspecialize when your life is on the line and yes, I would say a master swordsman is a crippled over specialist if he can only fight with a sword in his hand. Hell, I would call him a moron.

        I have a decade of sword training under my belt, but seeing how I can’t carry a sword with me at all times I also learned some knife combat and boxing.

        I really, really, REALLY doubt people who gamble with their lives in every fight like the people of this fantasy world know only how to use *ONE* weapon, like the mages seems to do.

        Also I never said, they should be master of several weapons, but learning to use others at an intermediate level or even just learning basic use could be vital.

        In the same way focusing on one element alone is dumb, when you can also train secondary ones to add more arrows to your quiver so to speak.

      3. your analogy is flawed. He is not asking them to master all the elements they have talent in, just to not neglect them completely. Also there is a BIG difference in telling a swordsman to master the bow (a completely different set of skills) and a Mage to learn/practice a different branch of magic.

        Its more like… Asking a Swordsman to practice a different style

      4. It’s more like asking a gunner to learn how to use a crossbow, rather than a swordsman learning how to use the bow. A different yet similar skillset.

        Regardless, in the earlier chapters it was mentioned that people have different affinities for different elements, so learning a secondary element should’t be THAT hard. It’s not like the students will start from scratch when learning with a secondary element.

      5. And as you mentioned, this isn’t an MMO and they only have one life.

        In an MMO, especially for raiding, players have specific roles so it is actually better to specialize. If you fail a fight you can try again. You can try different tactics, and when all else fails, you can replace some of your group members with people whose gear and skills are better-suited for that specific fight.

        Unlike an MMO, the characters here often do not know what they will be facing, and only have one life. They will have a better chance of survival with a more varied skillset, as they have more available options for adapting to unexpected situations.

      1. I don’t know other peoples preferences…
        https://www.mangaupdates.com/mylist.html?id=77745&list=user8
        That’s a list of everything i’m currently following that has active releases (mostly) some have stalled recently so I haven’t taken them off yet, but you can judge most of them by their “releases” dates, tho a couple of them don’t list their releases on baka anymore.
        Soley based on this novel… other series that you might like that are kinda similar… i.e. Transported to an different universe and is an OP cheat…
        1) Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyusoukyoku (Novel) <-VERY similar, one of my favorites and has the best Side story chapters ever (no joke, most side story chapters I see in other novels I usually don't care for but this is the only series I really enjoy them)
        2) Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken (Novel) <- this one is a bit different, The MC starts off as a slime (yes an rpg-style slime) But besides the non-human aspect, it shares a lot of similarities to Tsuki ga Michibiku.
        3) Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (Novel) <- the "feel" of this novel becomes similar there are a decent amount of chapters but releases dried up awhile ago. Someone has been making VERY occasional releases for this one recently so there is a chance it might start up again(hopefully) but it is a good read regardless.
        4) Kuro no Maou (Novel) <- MC isn't OP (yet) but he is stronger than average. *warning* this one is pretty dark and might cause you to rage.

        there are other good novels, but those 4 are probably the most similar to Tsuki ga Michibiku. The first 2 being the most similar are about OP MCs that try to make a life for themselves in their new world like makoto has done with his mist town. the second 2 just have a similar "feel" to me, kinda stirs similar feeling like when I read Tsuki ga Michibiku.

        honestly if you haven't read any of these, then 2 weeks are likely to come, go and you will have forgotten about this series then suddenly remember… oh yeah!

      2. I love Death March, the only LN I know where the fights against Demon Lords take a back seat to cooking or where the search for pickles lasts several chapters and yields more good for the world then what most legendary heroes do in a life time XD

        The meat has no sins!

      3. Those four series are great. But I agree about Kuro no Maou. That one regularly rips your heart out, stomps on it, and leaves you either curled in a ball sobbing, or raging enough to punch a hole through a wall. I’d read a few chapters, then read a feel good series like Death March to reduce the strain on the heart for a bit.

      4. Aha! Indeed, the novels you suggested are all good (I have read them, very good), though the similarities sometimes astonish me. You know, the ‘loosing one limb’ or ‘maou sama was not like what I expect’ cliche…
        Really, sometimes I wonder if the authors really got off with plagiarism under the pretense of ‘reference material’ and ‘inspired by them’.

        … or they just know each other, creates all these web novels and the stories and everything actually happened in the same universe/world.

  18. NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan! Even with your warning, that cliffhanger was just… damn! Really nice chapter, I like the Makoto is handling things. Now to wait for everyone to be amazed! Thanks for the chapter!

    P.S. And have a nice trip! ^^

  19. Thanks for the translation.

    I don’t think it’s much of a cliffhanger to be honest.

    Anyway, Makoto playing “bad cop to Shiki’s “good cop” is a pretty good idea. He’s ugly (compared to everyone else) so trying for the “scary teacher” angle will probably works better than anything else.

  20. Seriously can someone point to where we are in the raws. What is the posted date of this chapter (want to google translate next chapter)

  21. Thanks for the chapter. Looking forward to the teaching arc. I wonder how the students will feel when/if they find out that in actuality, Makato is the nicer one of the two.

      1. Lol, I was thinking about them learning of Shiki’s true personality rather then them learning about Makato’s kindness through his ‘strict’ exterior..

      2. I think we are seeing Shiki’s true personality right now. The pact seems to change them not only physically but mentally as well. Or at least hes more chill and laid back now, he seems to have lost his bloodlust. doesn’t seem to want to experiment on living things anymore

  22. “Memoirs of Reigokai: A Certain Man’s Log”

    DAY 1:

    When our Reigokai revealed to us yesterday that he’s going off outstation for two weeks, we get a lot of reactions especially from the 4 mil.++ netizens that logged in to this backwater WordPress. Some dreaded the news, others prayed for his safety and good luck; none are joyed by it.

    To me, it is like a leader who left his 4,035,359 followers in the middle of nowhere (or in this case like a certain Bug who kidnapped / transferred 4,035,359 people to another world and throw us away in the middle of desert). We were so attached to his words, revelations, promises… I never thought that he’ll leave us. For 14 days no less! Well, I know it would come, I was just not ready. I’m afraid. My past trauma with translators dropping the series, authors on hiatuses, or worst even, the writer passed away. I couldn’t care less about Mario or Firo or Nepu (the Trio) if they’re gone from home for 14 days. They’re wild creatures after all. But Rei…

    I thought it was one of his weak ass jokes, like one of his April Fool’s. It sounds too real. Hikikos like us don’t just dash out of our room to the Real World, yeah? But it was real. He have a Real Life after all, unlike us here. *Damn you, Real Worlders… Still, friends support each other, right? I’ll support his decision and hoped that he comes back all well. I could say that “I’d miss him (no homo)”, but that sound suuuuper cheesy. Instead, “Don’t forget my souvenir, bud.” is all I will say.

    In the meanwhile I was hoping to lounge here, in this comment thread while waiting for his return (with 13 days to go). I did promised him to look after it. To my astonishment, in just one day of Rei’s absence, the kids started asking and looking for Rwas, or something that sounds similar. I don’t know who this Rwas is, whoever she is. I’d welcome her, if it’s not for her that the comment site is loosing it’s ‘Transferred People’. A lot of people seems to left this place in favor of her. Even the Trio is seduced to go to her side. Just who is this Rwas? What are you luring them with? Money? Drugs??

    ………………………………………….
    Ah. He’s screaming again. I thought I have already calmed him down by chaining him to the steel pole.
    “Shut up Coatl !”

    Oh no, I’m loosing patience. Remember, me. Must stay abstinent for 14 days. Must be strong. Just…
    “Sit down and mastditate.”

    1. all nonsense… I want my 1 minute back.

      not sure if your serious since that whole uh… statement? was stewpyd… but im pretty sure whoever that person is it was just an obvious typo for “raws”

  23. next chapter: どうやら彼は一人目の生徒になりそうです (one of the guy’s who’s sure to be a student)

    and the chapter after that: 春夏冬二升五合を願いまして (spring summer winter 2 liter 5 half-liter)
    the first three kanji are supposed to be pronounced as akinai (meaning “no autumn”) tho, the whole phrase is pronounced as “AKINAI MASUMASU HANZHOU”, meaning business getting better and better.

  24. That cliff hanger.

    So having the students learn at least one more elements might be a good thing. They done have to level it up all that high just enough to get it at a basic level. Its just something like a back up when they can’t use their main element. And I do understand that might take away some from their main one, but can’t they train both or three at the same time? And they can pick the elements have have affinity for.

    Does Mokoto have some kind of curriculum or thought out lesson plan? He need to know what he is going to teach them not just for the first class but all the other class, as well as home work, exercise, practices and tests. Cause at least for know it does look like it. And I think having one will help him down the line at least.

    1. Why would he have a curriculum? he is 16… Honestly I think the author wrote him to be more mature than he should be, but he doesn’t have any training as a teacher. He is likely relying heavily on Trap-sensei for guidance on training, and his “Theoretical Tactics” will likely be from games.

    2. Most of what you list is irrelevant to the classes he is going to teach. Each class he is going to be sent a set of 10 random students to try his class. Unless they find his class interesting most of them will not attend a second lesson. The teaching in that world is not the structured type like on Earth, it seems to be mostly a “come and see whats being taught today”. The required classes might be different, with tests, homework and so on, but the free classes (such as Makoto) are on a “Drop in and drop out at will” format.

      His lesson will probably focus on why its good to have an extra element or two available and how to use them in an interesting way to keep yourself alive. You can’t help in the battle if you are dead or wounded, and the one most responsible for your life is yourself. Having a tool to help with the elements you can’t use is fine, assuming that you don’t lose it in the chaos of battle, or have it broken or stolen. Such tools are probably also not cheap as well as being of limited utility.

      1. What you said and how the class system works in his classroom makes things more clear. I never thought of his classrooms as drop in and drop out thing. But you are right they did mention it working out that way in one the chapters.

  25. Thanks for the translations, and I hope you have a fun trip! I eagerly await the next chapter, where we find out the author has skipped the fight and we instead hear how awesome it was by the astonished students. (not an actual spoiler, just prediction)

  26. For some reason i just noticed the message now…. And my hope got crushed…. Oh well take care for your trip… I’ll do my best to remove this novel out of my head for the meantime… Though it’s a freaking challenge because of this cliff…..

  27. I still don’t see why people are all excited about this cliffhanger that really isn’t a cliffhanger. The next chapter is just a mock fight… maybe with some student reactions mixed in or at the end. Im more excited about the chapter after the next. I think that is going to be maybe the more interesting chapter, because that one will probably show the results of the class and how the school/students treat him from now on.

  28. “Memoirs of Reigokai: A Certain Sick Man’s Log”

    DAY 4

    “Eh? I thought u don’t wanna read?
    That’s why I stopped posting em…”
    I said to Uzer013 (for convenience I’ll just call him Urz after the name of a certain tragic character), but actually I still write these silly logs and secretly keep it in my lappy.
    Later my roommate would find those embarassing chuuni Logs and Records in my laptop, and heartlessly post them via social media to my female friends, destroying my future prospects, resulting with myself turning into a superior Wizard… But that’s another story.

    *Let’s turn things back to 5 hours ago.

    Didn’t post anything for 2 consecutive days due to sickness… Those days were uneventful. I didn’t log-in, just lying on my bed while blowing my runny nose.
    Day by day without Rei’s translations, I begin to get uneasy. Desperate, I’d follow other novels in the meantime, but nothing beats following THIS novel’s translations.
    Desperate. But I’ll tell you this, I’ll never let myself fall so low that I’d go to that bitch Rwas’ side. I don’t even want to touch her!
    Huuuhh..

    Getting sick and bedridden, I guess I just miss Rei that much, huh… (no homo)

    Meanwhile, on the 4th day when I finally felt better and log-in, I was heartbroken to see the what the thread has become. Like a ghost town. Almost everyone left me… Alone and miserable, I felt so angry and disappointed at myself for my inability to keep everyone together.
    Sorry Rei, I couldn’t keep my promise to you…

    Ah.. Posting and talking to myself has been a habit these days. I should talk to someone but there’s nobody here. Rei…

    Aa! I know! What was that saying again… ‘If you can’t have something, you make it.’
    Yes! Rei is not here, maybe I can make something similar to him. Then I can talk to him and we will have conversation together!

    Thus Robot Rei was born…

  29. Reigokai-san, as usual, thanks for your wonderful translations. Have a save trip! The cliff is strong this time as well!

    I read all of the debate about “overspecialisation” thingy and I would like to same my thoughts here! (Or else I will just keep on relying the comment which may cause problems. Haha…
    ♦♦♦
    It’s true that people values theirs life’s and overspecialise their forte. True. I would bring reference from Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo Dorei Majutsu, the people are too scared to practise element magic because they value their lifes and choose an easier route as magician’s biggest(maybe not) weakness is that they can’t do short distance combat. Do what is the easiest thing to do is human nature…. at least for most of the times.
    I believe that the author wants to portray the “elite” students are too focus on their forte and assume that the vanguards will always protect them or there will always someone there. They can’t protect themselves without someone there or without tools. Makoto did not say that they are not good or anything, he just think that “elites” are people who are able to adapt any situation with or without people’s help. Personally, I don’t think that he wanted to make “jack of all trades, master of none” but to make he’s students to be able to adapt to their enironment with the skills and abilities they have or to acquire skills to survive the dire situation.
    ♦♦♦
    Conclusion, let’s wait for another 13 days and we shall see XD.

    1. omg your such an asshole! 13 days… wtf are you on? Most of us are holding out hoping to wait just 10 more days… And you go and tack on 3 more days! I’ll kill you! you… you… son of an ugly Human! (or Orc or whatever is worsest)

      1. Yeah. It’s supposed to be 10 days left. BUT WAIT… Rei will go outstation for 14 days. When he comes back, he’ll most likely rest for 1 day first. Then, proceed to write DEH for the next day and translate Tsuki ga Michibiku the day after.

        Yup, 13 more days.

      2. LoL… I had worse waiting experience. There was once I had to wait for one WHOLE month after a horrible cliffhanger. Then I stopped reading coz I had to repeat the process very month(original web story I forgot the name d) for ONE CHAPTER!!!!! and almost very chapter is a cliffhanger, I seriously think that this might not happen a lot here(since he releases after he translate) and this cliff was better than the last thou😂😂

      3. im hoping for best case scenario! maybe he’ll even translate a chapter while on his trip then upload it when he gets back! that’s totally a possibility! stop trying to rationalize +3 days

    1. 84 and 85 are not on the TOC and they don’t have Previous/TOC/Next buttons at the end.

      Took me several minutes to find a way to reach chapter 84, was able to find 85 thanks to the comments in the recent comment list.

  30. Rereading some of the last chapters. At the end of chapter 75 Mokoto removes his rings to have access to this full power and then in chapter 76 he his power. Tomoe says that Mokoto has the magic level equal of the bug. So shouldn’t the bug have notice his power level and maybe had some issues with it? I know his not capable of taking her on but his still quiet strong. Or maybe she didn’t care enough to notice.

    1. he only used enough magic power to finally notice a drop in his total mana pool. that ridiculous amount of power he used was just a small, barely noticeable fraction of power. and he still needs to shoot 3 or so more arrows to be on par with buggess.

      chances are, the amount he used might be close to what the demon lord or the heroes could pull off (if they actually learned to use their ridiculous mana pools).

    2. He took off his rings after Sofia and Lancer used their goddess-blocking ring to get rid of his “blessing”. Presumably the goddess couldn’t see anything he did. Considering people’s description of “The Devil”, and the low level of surviving goddess-friendly eye witnesses, she might not even realize he’s the person who made the new lake.

    3. we don’t know what moved him thou it coulda been a different god that transported him since he never saw who did it. The others only speculated it was the goddess that moved him because she is one of the few powers they KNOW of that has the capability to do so. But having not seen or heard her say anything, we as the reader can speculate there is another god-like entity interfering (probably the one that’s screwing with her world)

      1. When Makoto said he heard someone say “…found you!” during the kidnapping/transporting event, he also mention that the ‘voice’ saying it reminds him of something unpleasant.
        Most probably the Bug goddess.

      2. The only god that would do something like kidnap Makoto and throw him in battlefield would be the Bug.
        Other gods would not do that. They won’t intefere with other world, as stated in the god’s rules, thats why they hated the bug goddess (she broke several rules, and was also arrogant with other gods).
        Also, they actually sympathize with Makoto and give ….
        …..
        Wait, did I spoil something? Nevermind, forget what I said.

      3. Firstly… An apology. Sorry, though I don’t want to spoil the story, I might have made a little mistake last time and promised not to do it again, so I can’t comment on that issue (Goddess’s spy).
        I do like your idea. It’s possible. The Church/Temple community would definitely side with the Goddess, while the royalty/kingdom only wants her power at their benefit. They could have possibly made a society or network of intelligence in fending off demons or anyone they would deem as heretics for going against the Goddess’s “teachings” (more like anti non-human propaganda actually). No doubt that this network has their eyes on Makoto.
        Also, (this is a hint of future development, not spoiler) the Heroes themselves are the Goddess’s subjects, remember? Don’t you think the Heroes would interfere with Makoto, or in worst case fight him?

        1. I agree with you that one of the hero’s would be against. It would be that boy who is part of the empire, more than likely he will be a problem in the future. The girl on the other hand, it is most likely that she has a connection with Makoto. I might be at first that there will be problems when he meet up with her group. But, she is more likely at the end is going to allies with him.

  31. So what your saying is Mokoto used only small amount of his power. Then a second question/ Its said by Tomoe that Mokoto is leaking magic power and that distorts the view around him. Wouldn’t the Dragon and Dragon Slayer have noticed the distorted view around him or was it too dark for them to see?
    Anyway IcyClaw thank you for the response. I wasn’t really expecting people to respond to the question. So thank you.

    1. only his excess magical power leaks outside his body which his equipment absorbs (mostly the rings as the armor disintegrates if it takes in too much mana). Sophia and Lancer probably couldn’t see it as Makoto didn’t stick around after throwing his brid ring nuke at them.

      although, Lancer probably already suspects that Makoto is in the realm of the gods due to how powerful his magic is. Sophia is denying reality though (someone might need to tell her to “accept the true reality”).

      1. I have a funny feeling that Makoto will form a contract with Sophia in the future. Because she is at a high level, her strongest element is wind, Makoto does not have a contract with the wind yet, and the way is so thickheaded she sort of like the other people he has form contract with. Of course if someone else comes along with a high level and a wind ability I will probably change my mind.

      2. Lacer probably suspects because Makoto was not using any of the surrounding mana to do any of the spells he cast and he was not calling on a spirit. If you are casting a spell and you are not using the surrounding mana or a spirit then you are using your personal mana, and if he was wasting mana like that for such insane effects and he was only using his internal mana then Lancer will be able to realize that Makoto has INSANE amounts of mana available.

        Lancer realized it at the end of the chapter that described the result of Makotos last attack.

    1. God?? Is that… GoogleTrans? Wait! Don’t believe in that false God! He is a liar!
      Repent! Turn back to the teachings of Rei-sama. Only his words tells the truth of the world!

      You can come with me and I will help you find the truth. I will even personally remade your body into the immortal Robot Graunt so that you and I may live for another 4 days, until Rei-sama returns!

  32. oh man that cliff hanger! while i’m too late to say have a fun trip i hope you enjoy it!

    the leech is patient…the leech will wait…

  33. I am calm and serene, like the Buddha. A combination of Death March, Evil God Average, Slime and new episode of Gate have finally calmed me. I apologize for my behavior. 😔And for trying to eat Aimi-san…all six times.😓

  34. * Correction. Rei-sama will not be back tomorrow cause it’s the 14th day. He should be back the day after, on the 2nd March 2016 which is Wednesday. If all is good, I predict that he will log-in around 14:00:00 p.m. (Hong Kong time).

    Regards,
    Robot Rei (formerly Aimi)

  35. Thanks 4 the chapters!

    Finally caught up. I was wondering why there were no updates. Turns out I accidentally unfollowed. Took some time to find this site again.

  36. Can anyone here use divination if the holy chapter will arrive today?
    I’m willing to donate 100 reajuu(don’t know the spelling) to sacrifice for the ritual..

    1. Reajuus won’t do. You need virgins! Only that rare species can invoke the ‘holy chapters’ descend!
      *****
      It’s difficult to guess when we will get it because Rei-sama don’t have fixed release schedule. If his trip ends today, we might get new chapter tomorrow.
      But …
      Going by his habits (he usually submits new chapter every two days or so), he MIGHT NOT post it tomorrow and will do so after 2 days (grace period) which falls on Thursday.
      Or …
      Going with Seargant Hart**n’s “plus one” concept, he will post it on Friday (2+1).
      If ‘plus ultra’ concept. He will do an All Might’s “Smaaaashh!!” and epically punch us flying to next week.
      *****
      Some people says that he might posts it after 3 days, which is actually just their countdown timer to insanity/rage. I personally don’t mind if Rei-sama takes longer than that 3 days because he has a thing called LIFE but prefer it if he can post it as fast as he could.
      I know my statements above will enrage others. It’s just my opinion. And… Some people here are snot brats who want things “Right Now!!!”, that kind of people. Thankfully Rei doesn’t mind them.

      P/s.
      I hate you all.

    2. Ah!!! Sorry for the wrong offering! 😞 I just want all the reajuu that I saw last February 14 with their partner to become a sacrifice for the descent of our holy chapter to save all my brother that fall on the tall cliff..

      Virgin girl? That’s hard to find..IMO that’s only a myth.. But if our rei sama is a pedo like our MC makoto who like the little dragon girl(ara I can’t seem to recall her name, this is really bad.. Am I losing hope? Noooo! My faith! Whats happening..)
      I wonder if rei sama will accept little girl for offering, I will just sent it without the sender name it’s up to you to explain to the authority. XD
      Or choose if you want to receive a legendary wizard I can send you one..

      ***********
      So it’s on Friday or Sunday huh, let’s wait.. I still have a lot on my reading list that I haven’t read..

      1. I never say virgin girl. Only VIRGINS.

        You, dirty minded, you…

        Anyways, it’s not wrong to hope for early chapter release tomorrow, always be hopeful!
        and also, I have these … Balls … That can grant wishes. I’m willing to try, or rather going to ask it tonight.

  37. If I’m not mistaken, Rei-sama is already a great magician, so he don’t need a wizard. What he need is the virgin sacrifice for ritual.
    Loli also won’t do. Blood too little. Need more blood.
    Can also substitute with a dragon’s soul.

    1. Ohh so Rei-sama is already a great magician, I wonder how old is he..
      Coz if IRC if you stay a virgin until the age of 25 you will become a wizard.

        1. What you said is still being used for as a joke today so far as I know. The Tensei Shitara Slime datta ken is used that whole if you are still a virgin by 30 you are a wizard. But if you are a virgin by the time you are 40 you are a sage.

      1. No wonder that slime got the title Sage..
        On another note, does anyone know how many dragons there are in Bug’s world? I can only name three, but I’m sure there are more since they’re the original inhabitant.

  38. Re-read and re-read chapters until your eyes shrivel up and die! Only then will the new chapter be bestowed upon us sinners that have forsaken and tried to disturbed the world of rei-sama.

  39. well.. I just hope rei-sama gonna give us some surprise… like… (oh hello guys here I’m, sry about it.. and as an apology I will give you 3 chapter today)

    and then I will be like…
    AL HAIL REI-SAMA…!!!

    ah rei-sama… just ignore this comment I just giving some example…
    yea just ignore it… its just a hope…. some HOPE from a man with no life… yea.. well… *sniff* ty….

  40. You know what would be funny , if he’s back from the trip but just forgot about this place due to fatigue and you’re all just sitting here all ready with the knives and forks to eat the next chapter 😀

  41. I really have skipped so much chapter since he enter the academy. so boring shit. generic academy plot. come on.he is the lord of asora. he should focus more on this affair compared to this academy bullshit. also the world is at war with the demon. how can this place so carefree. why he have to be instructor to those people? he should instruct his people in asora who are most loyal to him. it doesn’t make sense. also if he truly looking for information regarding his parent, wth is he playing with those students.

  42. Weird how his teaching a class when the main reason he went there was to learn how to fight, now all of a sudden his an expert teacher other people, he was so much stronger than those other 2 earlier yet he almost died….

  43. I really hate this convenient buyllsh!t… he’s only 17 and hasn’t been one year in this world and yet the plot bullsh!t already hails him a wise sage who can teach students that’s probably older than him with an experienced eye. It’s one thing if the narrative took it back on his internal monologue as a “pretend” persona but to actually seriously take on that role is just conceitedly hypocritical.

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