Chapter 137: Business and fight

Guys, I know I have said this before, but let me repeat myself here.

I don’t mind you dropping this story, but don’t go publicizing it. It affects me in negative ways, and I am pretty sure that it isn’t doing anything positive to others either, so please just maturely stop reading and don’t go around saying it as if it’s a threat or something.


“What’s happening?”

The fight hasn’t started yet.

Even so, on my way, I voiced out a question to no one in particular.

–The situation.

The former Ilumgand has swelled to about twice its original size and has turned into a humanoid shaped thing that shines dimly.

The meat ball-looking body has turned into a somewhat slim one now.

Looks like a badly made giant.

And in his hand, he holds the body of one of his fallen teammates.

The damage is terrible and with only a look I can tell that person is dead.

By looking at the monster’s mouth, I can tell what happened to a certain extent.

“That thing moved. When he was having a meal, the students came to stop him. And that’s how this situation came to be” (Makoto)

Without any hesitation, it eats people.

I think that the will of Ilumgand is already gone.

He is not making any strange noises. Maybe he was given an order of some sort, or he is just moving by his own instincts of violence? This is still unknown.

Jin and the others are standing on the stage where Ilumgand is and taking a battle stance.

It may be slight, but I can feel hesitation, or more like bewilderment, from everyone there.

They probably felt an emotion similar to fear after seeing Ilumgand eat a teammate, in other words, a comrade that attends the same school.

“Is the Academy not sending out help?” (Makoto)

“They are coming out just now” (Shiki)

Shiki answers me.

After his words, a group of purple clothed people come out from the corridor connecting to the waiting room.

What a taste.

Purple.

The group of around ten, point their staffs at the back of the giant and begin their arias.

Their numbers are few, but maybe they have good skills?

Or is the damage to other places bigger than expected and they can’t circulate that many people?

Let’s entrust Tomoe that aspect.

“Tomoe, I want you to go grasp the damage around the town and report it to me. I don’t mind if it’s an outline only. Can you do it?” (Makoto)

“Leave it to me” (Tomoe)

The fight begun.

Jin and the others are still in alert mode without participating.

They are waiting and seeing.

It seems those purple guys haven’t suddenly told them to fight, so they are just prioritizing observation.

In the purple group they are all magicians.

They have staffs equipped and they are also doing magic arias, so there should be no mistake.

… Such bad balance.

“Shiki, help out” (Tomoe)

“Understood” (Shiki)

Shiki nods at Tomoe’s no-questions-asked order to assist her.

Shiki’s forte is earth element.

Both wind and earth are good for surveying.

If both of them cooperate, we will be able to confirm the situation in a rather fast fashion.

I sit and rest my chin on one hand.

Looking at the progress of the battle, I once again think of the method I should take.

“Ara ara, magicians getting so close. What are they even thinking?” (Mio)

Mio is blunt about the situation.

The fighting force of the Academy shouldn’t be only this.

Honestly speaking, this Academy Town is a land with no battle experience.

There’s no fights, so there’s even rumors saying that expenses on defense are being placed on other areas.

Even so, they should have the fighting power of a tiger cub at the very least.

Especially in the school festival when powers of different countries visit.

They should have them prepared just in case.

The visitors coming here should have their guards and a bit of fighting power with them to protect themselves.

The problem is if that will be enough.

If that’s not enough, we would have to step in for sure.

If we step in, the negotiation with the demon race will be more difficult.

“That’s interesting-desu wa. That monster. From the 4 basic elements, he is nullifying 3 of them. For something that’s practically a hyuman mix failure, it is pretty well made. Is that a byproduct, or was this an expected effect?” (Mio)

Hmm.

Hearing the words of Mio, I raise my head.

The 4 basic elements huh.

She refers to the earth, water, fire and wind elements.

Most of the spirits are of those elements and the majority uses it, so that’s how they are called.

Despite its disgusting outward appearance, it is high spec.

When I look, the purple magicians’ side suddenly increased their power.

It was in an instant.

It didn’t seem as if they did anything. Is that kind of strengthening possible?

… Ah.

I noticed what it was about.

“The blessing” (Makoto)

“It seems so-desu. But to increase only the firepower is not going to help much in this situation. Because everything is attack magic. And to top it off, there’s way too few using the effective element, fire. With that, they will only increase its vigor-desu wa” (Mio)

Mio said so amazed.

The progress of the battle moves as if matching her words.

The magicians released their magic and Ilumgand makes a shattering scream. It didn’t sound as if it was weakening. That was a scream that felt as if it was strengthening.

Ilumgand turns unto the purple group and rushed.

He showed quite the instantaneous power.

Well then.

It looks like the turn of my students won’t be coming for a while.

So, about the way to use this disturbance.

The success of this (don’t know what’s the factor that would state the success of it though) should be important to the demon race to a certain extent.

That must be why Rona didn’t tell me anything and still went into action.

I want Kaleneon, but I can’t overlook this uproar till the end.

In that case, how should I act?

While I absentmindedly~ look at the academy’s fighting force get torn up, I get irritated by my thoughts that are not showing signs of arranging.

“Waka, I have a rough grasp of the situation. There seem to be about 50 of those monsters around the whole area. The teleport formations and auxiliary teleport formations are being actively targeted and destroyed . There’s a few at the surrounding towns as well, and they show the same pattern. Also, the thought transmission interference, may be weak at the moment, but it looks like it is just the beginning. It may not be visible in Academy Town, but from the surrounding towns, it feels like they are slowly closing the circle” (Tomoe)

Tomoe, that was fast.

And you even grasped the situation on the surrounding towns as well.

What terrifying people.

“I see. And the battle situation?” (Makoto)

“Not good. Maybe they were more accustomed to peace than expected. They haven’t been able to defeat a single one yet. It seems they are doing well in holding back one of the monsters that is heading to the Academy’s internal teleport formation, but the other places have received a lot of damage” (Shiki)

Ara ra.

I see. They are having it rough.

If it’s not only this one but all the ones out there that have this magic negation or whatever it is, it may be a difficult opponent for students and magicians.

It might collapse the notions of the academy.

Well, no surprise.

This place has been nothing but peaceful after all.

Compared to Tsige and the base, this place is practically tensionless.

Hearing Shiki’s report, I have understood that the situation will turn bad if we don’t join in to suppress it.

“Waka-sama, those guys have been wiped-out-desu wa” (Mio)

Oh.

Mio notifies me about their wipe-out with a sigh mixed in.

For the purple guys to serve as a meal only… just how weak can they be?

“Jin and the others didn’t assist?” (Makoto)

“They did, but their way of fighting was no good-desu wa ne. They didn’t move like they did in the matches” (Mio)

How unusual.

From the reports I have received from Eris, I have heard that they are able to properly move when they fight mamonos.

Can’t be helped. It seems they need instructions.

Now that I think about it, when I was pushed into actual site training by Sensei, I was clumsy until I got used to it.

They are students as well. Even if their body doesn’t move as they want to, there’s nothing to be embarrassed about.

Well, it would be no good if they end up dying because of that, but right now I am here with them.

“Geez. My evaluation of them had gone a bit higher, and soon after, they show such a sad behavior” (Mio)

Uh, it feels like I am the one receiving those words.

“Shiki, didn’t you pamper them way too much? To use your forte element in only one kind of way, that’s the pattern of hyumans. You should properly teach them how to have a wider field of vision like the time they were fighting in the team battles” (Mio)

How strict Mio.

Why is it? I feel like all her scolding is stabbing at me.

Ah, I am the type that can only do one thing.

Also, I am the type that misses whenever I am under pressure.

I can do this kind of fights easily, but when it comes to negotiations and business, I immediately show my true self… Mh?

“… Eh?”

Use your forte with a wider field of vision…

My forte…

Magic power and defense. Also, the speaking ability. <Probably means his ability to speak with other races>

I have used my speaking ability to make it shine in different aspects, but what about my fighting power?

I hate threatening with brute strength so I don’t do it, but aren’t there many other ways to use it aside from that?

In business, at work, in dignified things, I thought I had to do it fair and square.

In basis, it hasn’t changed even now, and that’s why I haven’t gone for the power-type of merchandize.

Because if I were to put fighting power as merchandize, what’s optimum for us would be to turn into a mercenary group. We are already using Asora, so that system would be way too much of an advantage for the merchants.

To exchange lives for money feels slightly wrong for me, so that’s mostly the reason why I don’t do it but…

Then, what would be fair and square?

I feel like something meshes here…

Violence is also one of the cards I hold.

No, I wouldn’t be actively threatening.

But to be concerned about something that I wouldn’t be using constantly is… pointless?

If our surroundings get even if only an impression that we are a group that possesses diverse abilities aside from business, they will obviously see us as a threat.

Using the backing of the country, they place pressure on other merchants.

They use the position they have built up as an advantage against newcomers.

I do think that that’s an obvious business technique.

Then, to put your assets to a different use, isn’t that something similar?

Personal connections, assets, power; that’s the power of those guys.

To use your all to challenge something isn’t strange.

Isn’t it even stranger to exclude strength?

It is true that it might not be good for your image, but there’s other ways of using strength aside from hurting someone.

Right. For example: in a situation where there’s a threat that uses the same strength to cause damage?

I look at the guest seats.

I still see quite a few people there.

The academy head is probably there as well, using thought transmission to relay orders.

Seeing his own fighting force defeated so easily must have affected his spirit.

 

… Yeah.

Let’s try it out.

“Waka-sama, what’s wrong? Looks like your students are going to be fighting” (Mio)

“… Mio, and also Shiki. Please give instructions to Jin and the others. If they are about to be wiped-out, assisting them is also fine” (Makoto)

“Eh?”

“Hah?”

“N, you didn’t hear me?” (Makoto)

“No, that’s not it! Understood!” (Mio)

“Your orders have been received. I will instruct them to my best and have them gain experience” (Shiki)

I ask them again and Mio and Shiki run forward.

After reaching the inner part of the audience seats where the railing is, they jump down to the center of the tournament grounds, onto the stage.

There’s also the promise I made with Rembrandt-san.

I will not let a single one of my students die.

Also, just like his wife said: ‘Experiencing the feeling of being almost killed will surely serve them well in the future’.

Not like the surprise attack of the low-grade dragon. There’s surely a different meaning in fighting an upfront fight.

Well, since the time I came to this world, fights were mostly easy for me, so I am not in a position to say that though.

“Tomoe, come with me” (Makoto)

“As you will. It seems you have decided on what to do” (Tomoe)

“Yeah. For now, I will protect this town behind-the-scenes. Please have Lime and Mondo move. It is fine to have them rescue the residents. If the situation has not subsided after that, you can freely decide to suppress it. And while at it, capture one or two as samples and send them to Asora. I will leave the details of the orders to you” (Makoto)

“Let me confirm this, it is fine for me to enter the scene whenever I find it appropriate?” (Tomoe)

“Yeah, I leave it to you. I will give you the details after this place is fully under control” (Makoto)

“As you will. And then, where are we going now?” (Tomoe)

“We are going to help the people that are at the guest side. In this part, we will act as heroes of justice” (Makoto)

“… I see. You are not going for the residents, but for the people that have posts in the countries” (Tomoe)

“… I will leave that to your imagination” (Makoto)

Tomoe probably knows everything I am thinking of.

If I want the guests to escape to a safe place, having Tomoe would be the best choice.

I am a merchant, and she is my escort and close aide.

If I want them to look at Kuzunoha Company, it is easier to show them Tomoe and Mio.

My thinking is still shallow, but Tomoe abides to it.

It may be rough, but I am grateful.

My thinking is simple.

Carrot and stick.

Aid and intimidate.

The thing that’s fine for us to do when utilizing strength.

I have begun to think that the things we can do are actually many.

I feel like my field of vision has increased in an instant.

It may be rude to use the guests that are probably scared as my first testers.

Doing something like this, will it leave a good impression?

It is indeed an extremely simple idea.

I head to the guest seats with feelings as if challenging a test after studying all night.

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0 thoughts on “Chapter 137: Business and fight

  1. Thanks for the chapter! Seem like Makato finally got his thoughts together and made a decision and that decision makes sense to me.😸

  2. Crud, I’m late!

    *comes running into the comments section with bread is mouth*

    See, I said someone was going to die!!! Now excuse me, I gotta get back to higher ground and watch the carnage, because there’s more where that came from.

    1. My Spoiler-san persona aside, I would like to talk about the people who mention that they are dropping. For starters, they don’t have to mention it in the comments. I will admit, my Spoiler-san persona did cause a few comments like that, but I haven’t seen those in a while. But the Spoiler-san persona isn’t the only factor, just 5% of the reason why people say things like that.

      In truth, it’s because there are many not satisfied with this story for some odd reason. Personally I like the break from the cardboard cutout Isekai genre MC. You know, the ones who form harems and are only out to save the world that they have been summoned. It’s the reason I love this, Tate no Yuusha, and Arifureta. True that the MCs of the other two are Harem-Kuns (Harem-kun is the term I use for any harem MC), but this is more or less semi-harem like KonaSuba. Well… it’s semi-harem in a different sense, but you know what I mean. Makoto refuses Tomoe and Mio’s feelings because he sees them as family. True that girls hurl themselves at him, but he knows better.

      Another reason is the fact that he didn’t decide to become the new Devil King/Demon King/Demon Lord. Yeah, I will admit that even I wanted that to happen at some point. However, I didn’t need to read ahead in Google Translate’s incoherent clumps of text to see that not happening. It’s Makoto’s personality that prevents it. He isn’t interested in revenge against the Bug (Goddess). Well… he is a little interested, but isn’t obsessed with it. He’s too rational, just wanted to get by in the world that he’s now stuck in. When it all started, he figured he would just stay with the Highland Orcs as he could at least talk with them. However, he then defeated Shen Long who later became Tomoe and that’s what started the path he’s currently on. He literally became a part of this world. Thus why he didn’t join the Demon King or even replace them. Not to mention that he’d rather the Bug just leave him alone instead of having to fight her.

      So yeah, there are people who do not like where this story is going. And there are others who do not like that I won’t tell them personally of what exactly is going to happen and where the story is going to end up, but that’s beside the point. The real problem is that they are complaining without remembering that Reigo-senpai only translates the novel. It’s the author who wrote this and decided the path that Makoto has taken so far. So complaining to Reigokai is like shooting the messenger. If I were to ever drop this novel translation (which is never going to happen), I wouldn’t mention that I’m doing so in the comments. It’s disrespectful to do that.

  3. Thank you for the chapter. I’m really enjoying the character development and the build-up thus far has left me really excited for the action sequences to come. I need some ass kicking, pronto!

  4. lulz, why even care if some tasteless people drop this?
    I like OP-ness but at the same time, Characters that don´t show their cards openly are way cooler xD it´s funny when some arrogant schmock is pissing of an MC that could rip apart his limps like tearing a piece of paper.
    I like Makoto, because his character itself is also believable. He doesn´t know he´s probably the strongest existence on that world, but he knows that he´s lacking in many aspects and he is not one of those Character that instantly turn from a peacefull japanese Student into a bloodlusty demon the moment they chage world and gains some imba cheat skill.
    he knows, that he doesn´t know and trys to act in accord with his own believes. He isn´t a villain in glasses oder some slaughtermaniac that kills anyone that offends him, thats what makes this special, and whoever can´t see how this is special, or can´t apreciate that it is this way, hasn´t read enough martial arts novels.

  5. Reigo-sensei, don’t feel bad about those who left, because here are more that follow you, we follow your work and more of your good will to give us your work.
    Soo long ago i found your work if i remember correctly, it only have 7 chapters as far, now you have more than 100 chapters, that is incredible, keep that
    Here in México i will follow your work, and keep reading and reading, because I like your work, even in my working place at school i read it.
    Thanks for everything, and i will read it until the end, im 100% sure

    1. Liza!!!!

      I think people don’t like the fact the MC is slow in making decisions, for me this is more realistic than those suddenly have the will on something just like snapping your fingers, the mc is contemplating on what path to take and also the fact he is 16-17 years old when this happens, cant really say the MC is bad at this. he is one of the more relatable characters on what to decisions to take not those fuck it I’m gonna go on a rampage…Comparing him to others like Rimuru and Satou,, he doesn’t have a cheat skill that helps him in decision making and also he doesn’t have years of experience in dealing with people

  6. The carrot and the stick ? Interesting !
    I would have used the method of the stick and the stick but let’s say you’ve grown ! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH !
    Well, I’m more interested by Mio and Shiki’s reaction when MC-chan told them to assist the students.

    So, some small fries depress the translator…Time for a bit of violence behind the scene ? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH !

    Thanks for your work ! (That will not be the last time you’ll read depressing comments but for every drop, rest assured that you gained 3 (joyful) readers. And…Oy, you give me some fun, so cheer up !)
    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH !

  7. Just ignore them, Reigokai-san. They just lack attention in real life so they’re trying to get them here. Heck, I bet they’re the same ones who claimed they’d drop this series on the earlier chapters. Shame on them for they’re a bunch of freeloaders who only know how to read and complain without showing gratitude.

  8. this chapter …. well, what to say … Makoto is juste debating himself and finally chooses to do the most obvious of all the things in this situation : Help the nobles -> expose strength -> fear + respect -> and then all the kingdoms are indebted to him for the help… BUT wtf why do Tome has to come with him ? Why isn’t she helping the commoners with the two others (Mondo etc) ?
    Is Makoto lacking that much self-confidence ?

    1. Having read the raws through GT, all i can say, wait and see.
      Seriously, that’s all i can say, i can’t make head or tails of the google translation.

      I do have suspicions (and spoilers from elsewhere) telling me it will be good.

    2. The way I see it is that he isn’t exactly going to fight directly against them, just assist the hyumans in defeating the monsters. Like the way he asked Shiki and Mio to assist the purple robes and the students.

      Makoto heard that they suck at fighting. So, I think that he is just going to help them by instructing them on how to fight and only providing support when necessary.

      This way he can show off his strength (not his true power, only teaching abilities) to the nobles without publicly going against the demon race. If Rona figures out that he helped the Hyumans, he can just say that he was just doing business. They hired him or something.

      Tomoe and Mio have experience in helping adventurers in Tsige and Shiki and Makoto have been teaching the students. You can say that it is one of their strengths. They’ll show their strength, without showing their “strength”.

    3. Problem is that he has been debating with himself for the past 10 chapters. And every it looks like he has reached a point… he just starts debating again.

  9. Thanks for the chapter. Great translation and great story, what can i wish more for except MORE CHAPTERS!

    Thank you again, and Please continue.

  10. Then again why people got so mad? The mc is all but a child, he is not even aware of his godlike power and keep making mistakes, and thats the cool part of it, if he can solve all hes troubles with violence or more violence and power this novel would end in 100 chapters or less.
    Cmon, its a isekai, we all know how it will end, its the long run that give fun to it, Makoto will grown impressively in the end of this arc, with will lead to retard hero bash next, all the confusion, missed shots and argues is ok since it would be a damm stupid novel if the mc twist a finger and get smart and even a litle more dark in a second.

    So stop crying about how confuse Makoto is rigth now because he is confused, frustrated and angry, but still trying to learn how to proft from all this like a legit merchant, in the end of this arc people will see wat so much this troubles change him, till then just let the chapters add so when you come back to read you gonna be happy.

    1. 1.Isekai Dochuu–hug Reigokai-sama
      2.The New gate
      3.Death March
      4.Wuxiaworld translated chinese WN
      5.Kumo desu ga, Nani ka, — NAI WA
      and etc.
      you should probably see the recommendation list on reddit or batoto forum tho

  11. good one chapter and a good show of growth of makoto there. Even tho its a bit slow, but its plenty for now. the story still long afterall. Cannot wait to see how the story unfold after this. Especially how makoto gonna solve future trouble while not using his power and rather his growing wits.

  12. Thanks for the chapter. I have been meaning to ask when did they get the thought transmission skill? Was it after Shiki joined? In advance thank you the answers.

    1. They have always had thought transmission since the Tomoe became his follower. While in Academy city Rona gave Raidou a chant to allow him to always be able to get in contact with her. Makoto then handed that to Tomoe and she analyzed it so that their group could use it to break through through transmission jamming.

  13. Rei just take a look at the reality, u can see this right u post 1 ch and get more than 200 comment.
    Niw if u drop this tl many people will get sad.
    Don’t lose ur cool n keep doin what u want to do…😄😆

  14. Thank you so much for translating this!!! <3 <3 -< they are such an ungrateful kids!
    as the person above me has said, do whatever suits you 😀 <3

  15. People be like ” I’m gonna drop this story When my b*lls drop”
    I’m a skeleton so never able to do that and never will…

  16. nooooooooooooo don’t drop i love reading this light novel i am seeing if theirs any updates every day so if you drop it a big part on my day is lost and i will be feeling lost if you drop it TT_TT

  17. If we step in, the negotiation with the demon race will be more difficult.

    Lol.. So just don’t step in dude.. Is the “Merchant” job so important for you? Nah seriously you could just stop it and keep living in hyumans lands. During so many chapters he said as if he will doing something big but in fact there have nothing, just a empty talk as always lol seriously…

  18. Thanks for your hardwork as usual, Rei-san! Don’t bother yourself with those negative comments, thou I’m not exactly in the position to say that…. (lol)

    Dear readers, be more light-hearted and open-minded, surely you will find the joy in reading this L/WN. Don’t be rigid! Be empathy.

    Pfft, I’d do worse than Makoto if i were in his shoes. Unlike anti-heroes like Lelouch or Yagami or Shieldhero, who have a reason for hatred and shits, this MC has been living a carefree and normal life. He hasn’t been through shits like Shieldbro, so if he did the WN would be sooo much different. it’s like a parallel story of Shieldbro where the OP MC isn’t dark nor cynical, and instead he is rational and carefree.

    Different people even with same bad circumstances won’t turn out to be the same. E.g, siblings of sister and brother with terrible parent-child relationship, but in the end, the brother followed the bad footsteps, but the sister turn out to be positive and determined to be different.

  19. “Carrot and stick.” huh, sorry to tell u … or not i’m not sorry a bit ! but still u are the only one who is eating carrot et getting the short end of the stick ! didn’t even he think about how his servants felt .. about how trashy he act even with his statut ? maaan it’s like kneeling to a trash who kneel to everyone, i truly pity them … damn author !

  20. Idiot… I thought you learned your lesson but he’s still trying to appeal to those Countries and be looked upon favorably..

  21. Reigokai did this translation for fun & i hope you’re still having fun doing it right now.

    No need to pay attention to those ‘rage-quit’ noises, many of your reader here had our fun overlapping with your fun … That’s all that matters, everything else Irrelevant.

    Personally, i’m easily agitated by MC’s naiveity/Child-Like thought … But now, i’m harvesting the fruit … MC become way more developed in good way, learn something & still got flaws, just like Real Life People.

  22. Maaaaaan, i feel like he has been spinning around the same matters for the past 10 chapters. Git gud already, fucking kiddo.

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