Chapter 140: Amelia

“Amelia, I will be going up there to provide medical treatment to the injured knights. There’s no need to push yourself too much. When I return, I will do something about him. Mio-dono, I leave them in your care for a while” (Shiki)

“Okay. Waka-sama is calling, so hurry up. No need to worry here-desu wa” (Mio)

Shiki-san, who is at the rear, talks to me.

I can tell that he is being considerate towards us because we are having difficulties against the existence that was once Ilumgand.

But at the same time, my stomach pains at the fact that I can’t meet his expectations.

… My connection with Ilumgand right now holds no importance.

Even if that’s connected with my bad movements a bit.

The movements of everyone else are not good either after all.

If we did something like this in the usual classes, it would be to the level where the fight would be suspended and we would be lectured.

Because the current opponent we are facing is not a simple mamono but a student that attends the same school and has transformed, no matter how much I try, it is hard to deal with.

I hesitate in killing him, and even when we try to call him out to return him to his senses, we are not receiving a single decent response.

Aiming at a place where his life wouldn’t be in danger, we managed to drop those arms of his.

But it looks like that pain didn’t have any effect on him.

It probably made a scream filled with anger, but it soon regenerated his whole arms and the fight resumed.

If Misura didn’t step forward at that time, we would have been swallowed by agitation and probably torn apart like the Purple Coats.

I have no words for my gratitude towards him.

What’s ‘mortifying’ is that the current Ilumgand is quite stronger than us.

This is not an evaluation of him as a hyuman, but as the thing Shiki-san called variant though.

Leaving aside if he will be able to return or not, he became stronger than us again.

I can feel a certain emotion welling up inside me.

There’s a part of me that wants to let my emotions take control and go punch him. But that’s something I can’t do at all cost.

It would turn into the impetus for the destruction of our party after all.

In the first place, I wouldn’t be able to show such a pathetic self to that person, no, I don’t want to show it to everyone.

That’s why in this situation, the best choice would be to wait for Shiki-san to return.

The one who is staying here, Mio-san, doesn’t show any signs of lending us any help, and it feels as if she is telling us to deal with it somehow with the directions she has given until now.

she is a really different type from Shiki-san.

The nature of Ilumgand’s attacks, his immunity to all but one element, and his vital spot; she has already told us several important things to fight Ilumgand.

When we enquired things, she would answer; when we were wrong, she would give us hints.

The Academy’s prided magic warrior corps (the ones who came here were the magician corps though) the Purple Coats.

That’s right. Even if it was their first time fighting it, the strongest fighting power in this town was easily defeated.

The reason why we are able to somehow fight against an enemy like that is mostly because we had Shiki-san’s healing, Mio’s advice, Sensei’s equipment, and the blessing of the Goddess. No, it is practically the whole reason why we are able to stand against him at all.

In other words, we have been boosted in all standards and are now in this position.

If we fought carrying this hesitation without the healing, advice, and outstanding equipment; we would have fallen long ago.

We have been trained every day to defeat this amount of difference in strength with our teamwork, and yet, how pathetic we are.

“Damn it!! Just fall already”

Jin is kind.

He is still avoiding the vital and aiming to incapacitate Ilumgand.

He still thinks of him as our senpai.

The style he is using right now to push through is dual wielding.

Defeat before being defeated.

That’s the fighting style Jin aims for.

And yet, there’s vigor missing in the unrelenting sword style of him that swallows even the attacks of his opponents.

Against an opponent that has strong regeneration ability, a dulled sword style will only create the worst cycle.

The thing that was once Ilumgand is definitely coming at us with the intent to kill, so it makes it even worse.

“I am not good with fire element you know!”

Saying so, Izumo looks as if he is pained while shooting magic.

Using the wind element, he obstructs the opponent’s movements and robs them of their vision, and while maintaining his high speed mobility enhancement, he throws a barrage of spells.

The fighting tactic he uses normally is nowhere to be found.

The wind spells that get close to that thing are all dispersed.

Instead of calling it resistance, it was more like nullification.

Even when shooting them up-close, his fire element spell’s attack power is not enough and it doesn’t show much effect.

That’s why he stepped back to the rear and staying his feet, and to compensate for it, he is concentrating only on attacks to increase the attack power even if only a bit.

Moreover, since he is shooting a rapid succession of spells that are not his original forte element, his magic power is decreasing at a fast rate.

Izumo doesn’t have an amount of magic power fit for long period fights after all, so it can’t be helped.

“Not yet! I can still stop it!!”

Only Misura, who is standing at the frontlines and stopping the attacks, has enough willpower.

If contrary to his willpower, his healing magic were to run short, the danger he faces will increase in an instant.

To just stop the attacks and be relieved by it is dangerous.

He has to protect the line between us or everyone will crumble.

“There’s no end to this guy!”

“He prioritizes the attacks that are aimed to finish him! How tiresome!!”

Daena and Yuno use speed and feints to attack.

But their stamina already reached their limits a long time ago. Moreover, transforming into a monster turned him less intelligent, but in exchange, his instincts got better. He doesn’t let us get in any important hits.

The instantaneous power fighting style that prioritizes speed is, obviously, not fit for long term battles at all.

It might be better for Yuno to stand back and attack with her bow.

If those two get hit in the moment they run out of energy, it would be fatal.

Sefuto aruosute eda kurai

Sif is chanting a fire spell with high firepower.

The one who is able to throw the most effective attacks against Ilumgand is her.

She is also one of our spiritual supports along with Misura.

In other words, if we don’t properly utilize her magic power, we won’t have a chance of winning.

That’s right.

If we want to win this fight with our own power without any more assistance… “Incapacitating him” is already impossible.

We have no other choice but to shoot an attack onto his weak point with the intent to kill.

Normally, Jin would be the one who would make a plan and organize us, but it is hard to expect that from him in his current state.

Even when he badmouthed senpai that much, there’s no doubt that he is trying to save senpai.

That’s Jin’s greatest strong point and at the same time his weakness.

Maybe he will change in the remaining time he is at the academy. No, he probably won’t change.

A bitter smile came out unconsciously.

In my head there’s already a plan.

I thought about it multiple times and I arrived to the same conclusion.

If we go at it for the kill, we can still do it.

We should be able to.

… There’s no need to hesitate. It is better than worrying about it and ending up too late to be able to do anything.

‘They can heal us, so it is fine to lose’ I don’t want something like that.

Also, to lose against this maddened Ilumgand, I definitely don’t want to.

I didn’t want to be involved with him, and yet, he continued messing with me and everyone else.

And then he turns into this…

A high-pitched sound reverberated.

It is the sound of Jin’s sword clashing with the great sword that has been absorbed by the right arm of Ilumgand.

In a fight of strength, Jin would be pushed back.

Jin most likely knows the result, so before that happened, he rode in the shock of the attack and jumped back. To decrease the damage even if a bit.

Ilumgand didn’t chase after Jin.

In place of that, he opened his mouth wide and was doing a strange magic power gathering method.

This is the first time I see him doing that.

In an instant, an unpleasant sensation assaulted my mind.

Ah.

Could it be!

“Everyone, barriers! A howling roar is coming!!” (Amelia)

I instantly shout and create a barrier to cover for the rear guard.

My range is not enough to reach the frontline!

I suddenly recall the memories of being cornered by that lesser dragon, so I was able to reflexively use the barrier method I thought when against a howl.

Because that was the worst trauma for me.

Even if I knew it would reduce my options, I still made sure I was able to create a barrier at any time, and it was unexpectedly useful at this moment.

And as I thought, a roar that had some sort of endowed effect reverberated through the very core of my body and assaulted us.

It seems like it has the same effect as the dragon, overpowering. As if paralyzed, the movements of Jin, Daena, and Yuno stopped.

The moment I saw that scene, the little hesitation that was left in me… disappeared.

Maybe it was a technique that left him stiff, Ilumgand was still not moving.

I am different from Jin.

Instead of losing my comrades, I would prefer to kill him.

“… Sif, can you endow that spell into my arrow? I am sorry for asking you to do endowment which you are not that good at” (Amelia)

“Eh? That’s impossible. It’s not only because I am not good at it, the spell is already completed you know?  Could it be, you are talking about the technique Shiki-san showed us once? If I do such a reckless endowment, even if it succeeds, it would not last 10 seconds before exploding. That was only possible because it was Shiki-san” (Sif)

“10 seconds huh? No problem. Izumo! You can move right?!” (Amelia)

“Tsuuu, somehow. Thanks for the barrier. Is that what you call a trump card? It reminded me of grandma’s pocket” (Izumo)

“Stop with the pointless talk. Use a speed increase on me. Can you do it?” (Amelia)

“Eh, yeah, I can. But right now we have to cover for everyone else” (Izumo)

I shake my head.

“You already understand that there’s no leeway to do that right? I will finish that guy” (Amelia)

“?!!”

“See, it is beginning to move!! If they get hit in that defenseless state, even Misura will die instantly!” (Amelia)

“B-But…” (Izumo)

From what I see, Izumo is probably in the side that wants to save Ilumgand.

“… ‘I will carry the burden’, is that what you intent to do? Then I will make sure it is a direct hit this time, so please create an opening” (Sif)

Sif is in the side that doesn’t care if he dies.

That’s why she is worried that I will be carrying the burden, so she is trying to dirty her own hands.

But that’s just not going to work.

“Impossible. His current magic defense is way too high. In terms of physical and magical damage, it has to possess quite the power or it won’t break through. Can you do even more than the last attack, in a situation where it might drag your comrades in it?” (Amelia)

We were able to secure enough space, that’s why she was able to shoot the previous attack that dropped the arms of Ilumgand.

I don’t think Sif would be able to control that much firepower into a hit to his vital spot.

The accuracy of her attacks are not that high. That’s one of the weaknesses she has.

Well, she has way too many plus points, so it doesn’t matter that much, but right now that’s not the case.

“T-That’s…” (Sif)

“That’s why I will do it. To smash him with both physical and magic attack, it is best to use my arrow and the forced endowment after all. It is okay, the chance of success is decent. Please let me show my cool side in front of Shiki-san” (Amelia)

With a slightly playful tone, but serious eyes, I look at Sif and ask for her cooperation.

Suddenly, my body felt lighter.

“Aah!! It is already a despairing situation! I will restrain Ilumgand with all the magic power I have, so Amelia, I leave the rest to you! Not caring about what happens just because Shiki-san is here, that’s just too uncool!!” (Izumo)

With a teary expression, the despairing Izumo began shooting attack magic towards Ilumgand.

“… Understood. In the times when Jin is unable to move, you are the leader. That’s what we decided right?” (Sif)

“Thanks Sif” (Amelia)

The powerful fire element spell that Sif completed was condensing in the tip of the arrow at my right hand.

What was that about ‘if it succeeds?’?

I knew that she would surely be able to do it.

I am aiming for the same path as her, so I know how many steps ahead of me she is.

It will definitely last for 10 seconds.

I dashed instantly.

I run beside the barrage cover that Izumo wringed out with his last amount of magic power, and, after accelerating in one breath, I kick the ground.

Reaching a height higher than average with my jump, I activate a floating spell.

Feeling a gentle sensation of my whole body being lifted up, I was brought up to the max height my jump reached again.

Below me, Ilumgand is looking at me.

Just as planned.

He thinks it is natural to receive the attacks.

That’s how much confidence he has in his defensive power.

But right now you don’t have a single obstacle around you that might serve as defense.

There’s nothing obstructing the space between you and me.

Shooting from midair.

I was doing it just like normal, but for some reason, Raidou-sensei was surprised.

His face was saying ‘how dexterous’.

If someone like him, who has a 100% hit rate in his shots, tells me that, I could only take it as him making fun of me though.

Depending on the situation, jumping and firing is a valid option.

It’s easier to secure a shooting space.

If I don’t look at the state of the battle, I also face the risk of exposing myself to the opponent’s attack, so it isn’t only plusses.

Thanks to the previous attack of Sif, I was able to tell the degree of that prided defensive power of his.

Even if he blocks with both of his arms, my arrow that has a ferocious endowment will still be able to at least get his neck.

That’s why– ?!!

“!! Don’t tell me, that thing in his arm?! This is bad!!”

Imprisoned in my stance, I see something unbelievable.

With his left hand he grabs the arm that was dropped previously, and throws it towards me.

You are kidding right? Using his own arm… I wasn’t expecting…

“Nameless children of earth! Provide support!”

Sif’s voice!

I honestly wasn’t expecting anymore backup from the girl that gave me her completed spell.

But she still had the spirit magic.

It doesn’t have much effect on Ilumgand, but it seems she still has more up her sleeves.

Several stone arms stretch out from below Sif and went to grab at Ilumgand’s legs.

The truly troublesome thing about him is that aside from fire element and non-elemental spells, the other elements can’t even enter his surroundings.

Destroying his footing, using wind to blind him and obstruct his movements; the things we want to do, he didn’t let us do it.

Especially the water element resistance. It even looked like he was being powered-up by it.

It’s the worst.

And so, the one Sif used just now was activating the spell in an area close to her and stretching it towards the target.

The bind type spells normally activate around the target’s area, so this one is quite irregular.

… I see, I think I somewhat understand the origin of her idea.

Did she use the spell that Eris-san used that time in summer as reference?

It entered enough to touch him, but as expected, the spell scattered in an instant.

But the trajectory of the arm that’s flying at me has been slightly deviated.

That’s enough. Thanks.

I feel a dull impact in my side, but compared to receiving a direct hit, this pain is nothing and I just fix my arrow to the bow.

I’m glad I used pain mitigation just in case something happened at the fall.

That impact felt like bad news.

I feel like I might cry if I look at it, so I don’t.

While looking at the tip of the arrow that’s about to rampage, I fix my aim to the head of the ‘variant’.

Don’t hesitate.

There’s no time.

If the spell explodes before impact, it is over.

This is not magic power endowment but magic spell endowment.

This can’t even be called endowment magic. An irregular of irregulars.

There are too many demerits.

But Shiki-san did it like it was nothing.

And right now the merit is what makes it worth.

I want to defeat that thing.

I want to surpass it.

I don’t hesitate over anything and head onto ‘the next step’.

I have to hit no matter what.

That’s why… I pray.

The face of Shiki-san, and another person, appeared in my mind.

… Even if I pray to you, I will definitely not be able to obtain that power of yours with my current self though.

It appears in my mind.

The two people that my current self considers the most reliable of all.

“— Hit in the middle!!”

Isn’t that right, Raidou-sensei?

The red arrow I shot flew splendidly to the aimed place as if blessed. It pierces onto the ‘variant’s’ crossed arms.

For a moment the momentum decreased, but it easily pierced through.

Moreover, from the head that was hidden by both hands, I could tell that the arrow sunk deep into the vital point and a part of the neck I was aiming for, at the inner spine.

It… hit.

… It’s over.

I was sure.

I look at the man that has shouted several times watching our fight from the spectator seats.

That person is most likely the Head of the Hopelace household in Limia Kingdom.

That person is my…

Even though I wanted to avoid problematic things, so I came here from a remote region of the empire to this academy…

Why did it end up like this?

But well, it’s fine already.

Because with this, it’s all…

My thoughts… I can’t put them up properly.

For some reason, a feeling of hollow sadness spread through my chest.

And then, in the moment that I witnessed the outcome and my tension disappeared…

I wanted to scream from the pain that I felt in my side for a moment, but even with that, I was somehow able to grit my teeth.

In my silent state, I entrust my body to the falling sensation and the exhaustion, and relinquish my consciousness.

The explosion that occurred a second later and the thunderous sound that came after.

That resonated in my ears, along with the distant unsightly screams of the ‘man’ that I was never able to feel the real emotions of.

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“Hello there, Tomoe”

“Root huh. Is it okay for the Adventurer Guild to be in this kind of place?” (Tomoe)

“Luckily the headquarters seem to be empty. Also, it’s not Root, its Falz. In this place that is” (Root)

“Hmph, well, this will be my thanks for your cooperation-ja. I will follow you on that” (Tomoe)

Excluding the Limia Kingdom’s group; Tomoe evacuated the guests to one of the shelters the Academy Principal knows of.

After that, she stood at the shelter’s entrance with the front that it is to protect them.

In truth, there’s the simple reason that it was more convenient to give instructions to the company members with thought transmission if she is there.

Also, because she hasn’t consulted with Makoto about how to move the guests of the several countries, she is trying to reduce the contact she has with them.

“And the situation is? I don’t mind if you just tell me what you can say” (Root)

“Most of it is going favorably. It will probably settle down in about one or two days” (Tomoe)

“Hm? No no, I wasn’t referring to that. About Mako-, Waka-sama. I was wondering if you were able to ask what you wanted to” (Root)

Tomoe was telling him the current state of the turmoil, but in contrast to that, Root denied it and states that he wants to know about herself.

Hearing those words, Tomoe was slightly flustered and responds with a facial reaction.

“?!”

“That’s cute. I don’t know what you wanted to ask that you even went so far as to rely on the power of alcohol, but, how did it go? Did he tell you anything in your drunken state?” (Root)

“You’re so annoying. In the end, even without relying on such a nostrum, I more or less understand what’s inside Waka’s heart.  Right now… I am fine with that” (Tomoe)

“What, so there was no point in getting drunk huh. What a waste. That thing, your body develops resistance to it, so after one month you won’t be able to use it again. Since you have the chance, how about drinking it again while it is still effective?” (Root)

“I can still enjoy alcohol even without getting that drunk. I do think that it was a hard to get experience though. Seriously. I was wondering what you were going to say and here you go with such a stupid thing” (Tomoe)

“That’s because I am interested you know. In the path that he intends to take” (Root)

“…  I have no intentions of getting friendly with you. But, it is true that you have looked after us in these few days. I will tell you a bit. With this, Waka will probably notice the large amount of paths he can choose” (Tomoe)

“Hmph~. I see. It seems you guys have quite a lot of secrets, but can I take it as you guys beginning a change to this world?” (Root)

Roots narrows his eyes and asks Tomoe the true meaning.

That question felt as if he was happy and at the same time filled with curiosity.

And, it also felt as if he was cautious.

“Who knows” (Tomoe)

“Geez, isn’t it fine to just tell me a bit more? Like, joining the Limia hero and becoming the hope of hyumans, accelerating the madness in Gritonia, receiving the protection of Lorel’s wise man creed and live in peace, or you know, separating Aion from Tsige and making it independent” (Root)

“… I’m surprised you could think of so many-ja na” (Tomoe)

Tomoe mutters amazed at the possibilities Root pointed out.

“Then… go to the church and become a believer of the Goddess? If he wants to blend into this world, that’s also an option. He did look like he wanted to fit with the hyumans after all” (Root)

“Nothing to say-ja” (Tomoe)

“… There’s also the choice of assisting the demon lord in destroying the hyuman society that he considers warped, right?” (Root)

“…” (Tomoe)

“Scary~, so he is choosing a future path without being self-aware that he will be in a position to control the scale of the war. Ah~, in my opinion, I feel like he is slightly underestimating the power he possesses. If he felt constrained, it wouldn’t be strange to have moved a long time ago” (Root)

“… Waka also has the experience and values he has lived up with until now. That person has a stubborn side as well after all. We also have a lot going on our side-ja yo” (Tomoe)

“Values? His? I want to know” (Root)

“…”

“Staying silent huh. That’s troublesome. Then, can you please tell me only one thing? It doesn’t have to be everything either. In exchange, I will also give you information that will prove useful. Like this, I feel like you are just leaving me in a cliffhanger” (Root)

“Hmph. Depends on the content” (Tomoe)

“Do I see interest? I’m happy. What I am the most interested in right now is the talk we had before, the talk about him changing. How is it?” (Root)

Root’s words referred to the conversation they had before in a summer night.

The eyebrows of Tomoe twitched and she hangs her head down as if thinking of something.

“That huh. Well, it should be fine to tell you a bit” (Tomoe)

Tomoe raises her head a bit and accepts.

“Really?! I know that he has changed a bit since that time, but I wanted the opinion of someone that is close to him, like you Tomoe” (Root)

Root was delighted made an innocent smile.

“A dramatic change like the one you are assuming has still not happened yet. Waka still hasn’t decided on what he wants to do after all. But, in terms of power, he has totally blossomed. If for example, you and Waka end up fighting, we would be able to watch without worries. That’s how much he has grown” (Tomoe)

“?! Heh~. But I think that he would have been able to put up a fight against me even before he met me though. It doesn’t sound like he has grown that much” (Root)

“I said ‘watch without worries’, didn’t I? If you were to fight him upfront, well, you are in outline the summit of superior dragons, so you might be able to leave some scratches on him” (Tomoe)

Root looks at Tomoe as if in total loss of words.

The word speechless fit him well at this moment.

“Right now I still don’t know from how high of a place my master is overlooking this society in or what he is thinking of-ja. However, regarding Waka, I recommend you to not lay a hand on him-ja na. If my master enters the ‘changing’ step you talk about, no matter if it’s a superior dragon, it would be no different from a lizard” (Tomoe)

Unable to continue his words, Tomoe talks to Root as if giving the finishing blow.

“And then, what was that useful information you were talking about-ja?” (Tomoe)

“… The trump card of the hyumans is beginning to move. Well, if he has become that strong, there might be no need to worry” (Root)

“Trump card. The dragon slayer? If I remember correctly, she is the strongest hyuman-ja na” (Tomoe)

“Dragon Slayer, are you talking about Sofia? By no means. She is just a girl with the highest level in the people that are registered at the Guild and the one who defeated Lancer, that’s all. If you say strongest, that’s not the case” (Root)

“Then who are you talking about-ja?” (Tomoe)

“The one that is the most loved by the Goddess after the heroes. It seems to be a well-made Imadai” (Root)

“Imadai… is that an ascended being?” (Tomoe)

“I see, you probably didn’t know. It refers to a special linage of hyumans that can use an element that even the Goddess can’t use. For now, just think of it as the Goddess beginning to put serious effort even when busy. Her being busy is her just deserts though” (Root)

“Fumu. Well, I will gratefully receive your information. If you have finished your business, return. If you are with me all the time and they suspect some sort of relationship, it would be troublesome. Also, I feel like I paid too much. I will have you properly calm down the matter of the teleportation, okay?” (Tomoe)

With her left hand she goes ‘Shoo shoo’, showing a gesture of driving away Root.

“Understood. I finally get the chance to have Makoto-kun feel indebted to me, so I will properly do my part. I am more used to interacting with hyumans than you guys after all. I will go give a report later about how it went. To Waka-sama that is” (Root)

“Hmph, just telling you, I won’t be giving you the katana. And of course, accompanying me in my teleportation is out of question-ja” (Tomoe)

“Of course. Leave it to me. Well then, give my regards to him. Also… it seems like none of the countries have noticed, but keep the thought transmission interception to a moderate level, okay? Seriously, even the thought transmission of you guys is terrifying. Don’t worry, I won’t talk with Makoto-kun. Thought transmission and teleportation; if the countries learned only these two, the war against the demon race would prolong for many years” (Root)

As if amazed, Root shrugs his shoulders and leaves the place where Tomoe is.

The place he is heading to is the area where the guests are in.

Just like how he told Tomoe, it seems he is obediently behaving as the Guild Master Falz.

Tomoe, who is standing at a faraway place with the pretext of being a guard, sees off that back.

“Prolong… That Root, so he is also informed in the internal conditions of the demon race. I don’t really have any interest in the war between the hyumans and the demon race, but if he is involved with both parties, I pity them a bit. Well then, I wonder when we should counterattack. In the meantime, I will leave them helping out with the evacuation. I feel like we can use that babysitting as a pretext a few days later-ja” (Tomoe)

After being left alone again, Tomoe resumes her instructions to the company.

She arranges the reports she received by thought transmission in the time she was talking with Root.

Reports of her subordinates, intercepting the communication of the countries; in the time Tomoe herself is concentrating, a massive amount of information flows in.

On top of that, Tomoe is calculating the timing to move.

She is disposing of the store that already has no inventory in it and has now become just a mere building.

Because it is fine to just rebuild it if they want to.

There’s no need to be concerned about safety, is what she is thinking.

The company employees that are receiving instructions from Tomoe are right now dispersed around various areas of the town. Already having a list up of the areas where the variants are not rampaging and the places that can be used as refuge, they guide the town residents that are panicked.

Currently she has gotten the okay from the slum where the demi-humans are living in, and has added it in the list of safe places.

The chaos is still spreading, but the Kuzunoha Company and Tomoe as well, continued their moves without showing any sort of confusion.

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“I see. Makoto-kun has already become that strong huh”

Root was shocked by the words of Tomoe, however, his feelings of joy were bigger.

‘He is certainly able to defeat you’ even when told that, he didn’t show signs of pessimism.

“Maybe, you will really become an existence that can shoot down the Goddess. You say that you are misfortunate, but why? Thinking about the current state of the Goddess where she can’t move, Makoto-kun might actually be an incredibly lucky one. I am having a lot of fun. As I thought, you really are the best. I don’t care in what you change. I am looking forward to the day I can see your power. If possible, I want to someday be able to walk alongside you and watch the same scenery as you. Fufu” (Root)

Muttering in a low tone, his expression looked pleased. A hard to approach atmosphere surrounding him.

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0 thoughts on “Chapter 140: Amelia

        1. Spoiler-san is still under the spoiler’s creed, so Spoiler-san cannot give the detailed information. However, Spoiler-san can tell you that it’s after the next arc.

      1. soo.. It’s still quite a long way.. I hath waited for stories about building town but this arc is quite slow paced ( I still like it though ). Anyway thanks for the spoiler Spoiler-san.

      2. Has anyone thought that it was suppose to be “Hopeless” and not “Hopelace”?
        Sure, it sounds bad but it’s been bugging for a long time.

        Hopeless – is the second son is now a monster
        Hopeless – is the first son who is dead/going to be dead
        Hopeless – is the current head blaming everyone but his own
        Hopeless – is Amelia who only wants Shiki, a ‘non-human monster’
        Hopeless – is the family filled with hopeless members

        dun dun dun…

    1. You know spoiler san…. I read the raw from sysetsu via mobile but the chapter abelia is the last one… Do you know why? Is there any continuation

    2. ;;_;;
      here I was, thinking of all sorts of ways the next member would be killed without the MC.

      The situation is hopeless i tell you. Hopeless.

    1. Time for the actual comment, though Spoiler-san dislikes losing to the F5 sect.

      Spoiler-san has warned you of these events time and time again. Even though there’s order starting to form, there’s still plenty of chaos to go around. Spoiler-san is just waiting to see his favorite Dynamic Duo to do their part, which will take a while. Until then, Spoiler-san is going to enjoy watching events unfold while eating popcorn. There’s plenty of room on the sofa for fellow anarchists.

      1. Did you say Anarchy? I’m in! *went to the side of spoiler-san and steal his popcorn while watching things to unfold with a truck sound in the background, waiting for someone to hit the pedal*

      1. i was really preparing myself for this chapter..when I read the chapter title: Amelia.. I thought oh god no, not her,,, I mean spoiler san was always warning us that someone will die… and I was hoping its not the students

    1. I’m confident that Mio wouldn’t let that happen. If Mio saw that Amelia is about to die, I’m sure she would swoop in and take Amelia away. After all, Makoto told her to keep them safe, and she wouldn’t disappoint him.

    1. Root shoulda introduced itself in a female form to bein with. (first impressions and all) Its because of that carelessness that he/she is in the same boat as Mio and Tomoe where doesn’t see them as viable sexual partners because of their first introduced forms.

      1. Tomoe and Mio still have a chance, as he finds them incredibly beautiful, but Root went on for quite some time about how it felt better in male/male relations…

      2. Probabbly because changing body for real instead of illusion is a nontrivial action. Previously his interest in Makoto is probabbly a passing one, but now that he’s real serious, it should be alright to start now.

      3. I don’t think he can just swap forms willy billy can he? And he’s already established himself as Falz so he still has that identity to pursue.

        Also, let’s be honest here… The follower Makoto feels most comfortable around is Shiki so read into that what you will. >_>

      4. I never said Mio or Tomoe don’t have a chance. hes just reluctant because he still thinks of them as a dragon and spider. He probably thinks its akin to beastiality when he looked at them in a lewd way he felt guilty because they were non-humans. (hes a prude)

        Root can change forms at will. He offered to become a girl for matoko when they first met.

      5. There was a comment at the end of one of the chapters that Root had dropped in on Makoto in female form and s/he was so good looking that Makoto began to suspect that his preference is Older Sister type.

        It was 1 sentence somewhere many chapters back..

      1. Not really? You don’t think he could name herself his successor? Every half century or less he would have to do this anyway to avoid suspicion.

    2. Root can always change form but if he gets to be permanently female, there would be chaos on the adventurers guild and also makoto sees Tomoe and Mio more as family than beast from before

    1. You’re insulting Amelia by comparing her to Sakura. She may be infatuated with Shiki, but she is far from being as useless as Sakura was.

    2. The difference between Amelia and Sakura is that one of them is actually capable of getting things done, and the other occasionally gets kidnapped.

  1. Thanks for the chapters

    Looking forward to Makoto and Kuzunoha’s growth.
    And I want some development between Makoto and Tomoe/Mio/Adventurer-san/Librarian/Librarian sister

  2. Huzzah for chapter!

    So Root is just a lizard now, huh? And it sounds like the bug is getting more panicked now. GOOD.

    Most importantly, Amelia did a total shounen flashy finishing blow. I wonder what the consequences of killing an influential member of her family is? Incidentally, I’m glad the story finally addressed the connection.

    1. metaphorically.

      And the goddess isn’t more panicked, it was just explained that she has circumstances that don’t allow her to move. which is why she had to summon heroes to solve her problems instead of her doing it herself. In comparison, Makoto is a less powerful “god/god-like being” but because hes free to move about, he has more potential influence in what happens to the world than the goddess who seems to be restricted to her room/space.

      1. Actually the way its said in this chapter its implied that her being limited is a recent event. The likely cause is the mess she made of the hero summoning. Ignoring and insulting the one that answered her called and kidnapping 2 others from the world that were not selected by the resident god. Tsukuyomi said that he was going to give a full report on her actions to the other gods before he went into power-saving mode so its likely that the others put restrictions on her.

        I think it was covered in some of the side stories that Reigokai is not translating.

  3. So in the end, was the scream from the last chapter from Illumgand?

    Surprised, and yet not, that Amelia actually was related to Illumgand. First she was, then Illum’s POV seemed to deny it, then it’s confirmed by Amelia. It’s been a rollercoaster. A flat, boring one, but still.

    I suppose she’s an illegitimate daughter who will either get forcibly drawn into the family to replace Illum, or she’ll be forced to flee because of fratricide.

    I am oddly pleased that for all that she idolizes Shiki in her daily behavior, on some level she really does respect Raidou.

      1. The kind of scream that Raidou mentioned was probably the howl of the variant that paralized the front row fighters.

        It was nice to see that Amelia respects Raidou and looks up to him. His skill with the bow (never miss) and general power are things you can strive for, while Shiki is more like something she wishs to try and be an equal to(wife). Raidou would be a similar existance for Amelia like Hibiki is to the Prince, an unattainable goal that gives you something to measure your progress by. Hibiki being at a level that is a bit more attainable then Raidou.

    1. Also, I am amused that Root apparently was listening in on their Though Transmissions.

      Reminds me of Millim from Tensei Slime.

  4. ………..γ ̄ヽ………Thanks!…………
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    ….….’ーゝ_ノ……~…..…∧__∧..…….
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  5. First half part of the students have many mix sensation and feeling of burden or heart of effort to their TEACHER/SENSEI.

    Second half part kindy get the feeling that Makoto can REWRITE the story than BUG can MAKE the story.

    P.S. Either this maybe GOOD or BAD SIDE that IMADAI may become partner to Makoto or so?

    1. I kind of wonder if Amelia’s actions will have a further effect on party unity given Jin’s personality. Also… Surprised Mio didn’t step in at all. Did they even address if ILUMGAAAAAANDO had dark elemental resistance? Actually does the school even teach that element? I don’t think anyone outside of Mio and Makoto have used it.

      1. It’s entirely possible that the element that the Goddess can’t use is Darkness and that the “trump card” that has started to move is able to use it.

        The fact that Makoto has been using darkness for over a year and has more power then anything else on the surface makes the trump part of trump-card a bit amusing.

    2. oh yeah, i forgot the other compatibility magic that makoto have, since he only used it once againsy shiki only. Wouls be nice if Makoto make “Black Hole’s” now LoL!!

  6. Cheers for the hard work Regio-sensei.

    I’m interested in that alluded to individual who can use an element that the Bug can’t. I get the feeling they will meet to fight and wind up having ramen together or something.

  7. Thanks for the chapter~!

    So he’s stronger than Root now eh?

    Not enough. Add more followers. Increase knowledge. Gather allies.

    All for kicking that bug goddess’s ass.

    1. Root is pinnacle of dragons, the new thing mentioned is pinnacle of hyumanity, and presumably the demon king will be of demons, but that’s a guess. Makoto is likely approaching goddess levels of power itself already.

  8. Thanks for the chapter (~_^). damn, i want to see how powerful makoto has become. and also… will amelia die? i have the feeling that she’ll die. (╥_╥)

    1. “shit!” when that happens, but im interested in what root looks like as a female though , there will be futa in the reverse rape lol

      poor raidou hahaha!! :”DD

    2. Root has had children with hyumans before, right? I wonder if Makoto will ever “meet the family”. >_>

      1. Root has had children with Humans before (Otherworlders). It is not possible for a dragon to have children with Hyumans (the natives). It’s one of the things that Root mentioned to Tomoe, that she could have Makotos children if she wanted to keep her life interesting, since Makoto will age and die like all Humans do. Of course that was before his power level started to grow to silly levels, its not clear what his future prospects are like now.

      2. i think he means, root hsd children with the previous hero, but i think thats not possible anymore since its already thousand years it feels like root’s lineage are already gone yknow like those “nurarihyon no mago”. Would the the blood lineage of root and the prev hero still be there over a thousand years?

    1. two possibilities. The first one is that it came from ilumgand after being hit by the arrow. Or, from amelia, maybe something happened to her, something like, ilumgand didn’t die from the attack, and instead attacked amelia who was already wounded. i think it’s something like that.

  9. Root are like Sandman’s Desire. He/She/It can be your ultimare fantasy 🙄 It seems to Tomoe, Makoto has always been on par in power with Root but with just a slight shift in his paradigm to her Root are now like a lizard to him. and to whom did Amelia ask for assistance from for that final shot?

    1. Shiki to give her strength and Raidou to guide her shot.

      Praying for assistance in hitting a target from the one that has NEVER missed is not a bad choice.

  10. Thanks for the translation!

    I always look forward to the updates & am “guilty” of refreshing the page every few hours.

  11. Her taking it as the goddess blessing is like thanking god for a successful operation in front of an atheist doctor.

  12. So it seems other boss chara come out huh, is it gonna be a male or female the one that most loved by goddess,
    Also cant wait for root join into makoto wervant ,

      1. That’s a wet servant off course! I’m obviously talking about their magic element… AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH !

  13. the speed of this arc is slow, how long is gonna take to end? i wanna see the badass look of makoto or simple he need to show his force to the king some apocaliptic magic :V

  14. “It refers to a special linage of hyumans that can use an element that even the Goddess can’t use”
    Chinese Metal? or Japanese Void (aether-sky/heaven)?
    Hmmm… interesting…

    Thanks for the chapter…

      1. That’s Tomoe (Shen), Mio is a dimensional traveling black spider that succumbed to her hunger for energy when she arrived on that world. Mio was able to break through the dimensional wall seperating Asora and that world to seek out Makotos energy, nothing else has done so so far. We can probably assume that Mio either consumed the previous world she visited or was driven away and that this world does not have any enough ambient magical power to keep her fed properly, which resulted in her going mad from hunger.

        Its not really clear when Mio arrived on that world but it might have been after the Goddess showed up and started mucking with things.

  15. The explosion that occurred a second later and the thunderous sound that came after.

    That resonated in my ears, along with the distant unsightly screams of the ‘man’ that I was never able to feel the real emotions of.

    – Confirmed, the scream from the previous chapter is from Ilumgand’s father

  16. For the ones saying that the scream from last chapter was from the head of Hopelace, you are misunderstanding the timing.

    New variant shows up and dices the kings knights
    Raidou distracts the variant and calls for Shiki
    Shiki leaves the students to heal the knight/s
    Raidou finishes off the variant and hears the scream
    Amelia sets up her combo “arrow o’ doom” attack
    She does her jump and takes aim
    She notices Raidou has come over and is watching the fight and her aerial performance
    She fires the arrow and passes out, as she passes out she hears the explosion and the scream of the head of the Hopelace household

    According to the previous chapter Raidou heard the scream when he was a bit away from the students’ combat and rushed over when he heard it. Based on this chapter, when he arrived at the combat he saw Amelia doing an aerial snipe with an enchanted arrow and had a face that said he found her dexterity impressive. By the time the Hopelace head was screaming about his second son Raidou had reached the combat and was observing their progress.

      1. “In my silent state, I entrust my body to the falling sensation and the exhaustion, and relinquish my consciousness.”

        She let go of her consciousness so she is unconscious and during her fall and subsiquent landing. She was grazed by the arm and it likely did a fair amount of damage but she didn’t look at it so she doesn’t know how bad it is. Shiki can probably regrow limbs though so as long as they are not 1-shotted they students can rely on the healing that is available from Raidou and his followers.

    1. I simply thought that “scream” was from Jin’s nitoryu attack as stated by Amelia earlier. Or, it was just the “howl”. Also, I think the same, Raidou was alresdy done with his battle and gone back to watching.

      1. Yea, the Hopelace 2nd son that became a ‘variant’. There were a bunch of posts of people saying it was just a human scream from the head of Hopeplace but the timing for the events is off for that to be true.

  17. to many people fighting for the first comment, it like a tradition.
    and all began with ohmariowv trying to save the spot for firo.
    the good old times T_T

  18. thanks for the great action chap and other things as well.

    Forget water nuke! It’s a tsunami wave that can eat either 1/4 of the land or half it already! Like i said before, goodbye root even if you stand in the way of makoto, you are now just a lizard in a fight.

    A new character coming huh? a threat? But i feel like its just curse magic and since makoto’s blessing with he goddess is like a curse, wouldnt it be a plus to him then? even if its the same power like makotos “sakai” or maybe something a bit better. The double power up magic of makoto just by training bow repeatedly, he will soon become just a worm by makoto.

    i can imagine it now

    “so you’re that “bugs” pet?? good good good!!! since you’re down in these world, feel my wrath as that bugs pet punching bag!!! XDD” (Makoto)

    1. root its the most informed of this world even above Rona and he put the talk on side note after being informed of makoto not even serious power meaning they are not a threat since they are not a threat to him, not even sophia was a threat to makoto even before the Training, after all the only injury makoto susbstained was because a surprise attack and even that he managed to defend it by not dying the point of this chapter is to search for the switch of makoto, maybe they will be the last string or amelias injure or dead will be who knows

  19. Tnx 4 the chapter!!!!

    ….& guys?!?!? Why noone can understand what have read???

    How someone of you could still think that is Amelia that died????

    1- last chapter ends with a huge scream and Spoiler-san said someone has died….SOMEONE, not a MC….or a subMC (enemys can die too guys😑😑😑)

    2- the end of first part of this chapter is Amelia that said she was able to KILL hopelace•monster and hopelace father SCREAMS….

    3- Even if Amelia was hit by that cut-off arm, Sif deviated the traectory so I think the most bad consequence will be her to have lost a leg or some reaaaaally bad wound at the abdomen….nothing that her loved Shiki can’t heal…

    Ps
    Thx 4 the chapter again😚😚😚

  20. So anyone else intrigued by “busy” goddess? my theory is that i think the answer its in the side stories as half of them refer to the earth gods, i read a headaching text (google TL) about a nordic goddess refering to makoto as cheat boy and making preparations together with other gods, perhaps the busy goddess and that she can move its because the gods from earth are harassing her hard

    1. yeah i think i saw a forum about where theres an intermission about the “bug”. Wished i can read that ^^

    2. I think the busy meant about how she used her powers transporting people from another world.. like why she didn’t do anything for the last decades because she got tired transporting makoto parents into earth.. and now she transported 2 heroes and gave them her blessings

  21. that “leap” felt like an eternity though… Amelia had too much useless inner thoughts, for someone with a 7sec time limit. Are you a Makoto-wannabe.

    Whoever this Imadai is, hopefully it cost Makoto an arm when they engage each other.

    Although, it was a very interesting chapter. It really is progressing very slowly imo. This made me recall some spoiled info about a “meeting” some 160 or 180 later, and worried they’d be still dealing and struggling with Illumgand at that time.

    Cheers for the chapter.

    1. The amount of thought she was able to do during the leap actually shows that she is well trained by Raidou.

      The main point of his training was for the students to always be thinking about everything that is happening, could happen, and what they want to do next. In all likelyhood, all of the students have running thoughts like this now. If one side of a battle is mostly just reacting or doing simple actions and the other is considering everything the otherside can do and planning responses to all possible behavior, the result will be fairly predictable.

      You should expect this amount of thought from any of the students that have taken Raidou class, if not a bit more.

      1. I was actually just poking fun at Amelia. No need to take it seriously.

        Also, the thing I was pointing at is how she was describing the process in which Sif endowed, or enchanted, her arrow. And a few stuff she took notice of that didn’t relate to their current predicament. Then again, like I said, I was only poking fun at her. I only reserve criticism for Makoto.

  22. 1- Hehehehehe! Man, that first part was a huge death flag! LOL If someone is really going to die, I hope it’s Ilumgand!

    2- Makoto got this powerful, huh? I wanted a scene where the Bug tries to drag him again, but he fights back and hurts her!

    3- Nice going, Tomoe: helping the innocents, while not directly interfering.

    1. One of the interesting things about Tomoes actions is that she let the store be destroyed (after emptying it). It gives Makoto a valid reason for leaving. The merchant guild wants him out of town, the neutral country was attacked by demons and then his store was destroyed.

      Why bother trying to rebuilt in a place no one wants you around?

  23. nice.. 3 points
    1> i already knew about amelia was completely obvious and i said it.
    2 > cmon? really ? this its going fairy tail bleach naruto road now? intead of fillers POV and also the tipic there its always 1 stronger and more loved by your enemy? really?,, i would had accepted if goddess change male hero as op for op to op to incredible op but now from nowhere a family new race just loved completely by the goddess unknown on the world? whats next? after they get defeated another will appear and being to annoying with their high power will act as rapers and killers? stop plz, oh well doesnt matter at least this chapter was more clear that root will want to make a pact 100% for sure though will probably wait till accumulates more favors

    3 > now the goddess cannot move? DOES that mean that she its also breaking the gods rules when they shouldnt interfere directly? <<<< if thats true i can clearly see that this goddess arcs would be only the prologue since we know she still a low god in therms of power and authority so there its someone stronger moving the strings for her if she hasnt been punished yet

    1. So, not ending the story after beating the first strong guy is taking the fairy tail road? do you consider the fight with sophia the end of the story, and now we are in the chit chat of the epilogue? do you think it would be better for the story to considere makoto invicible, without feeling of danger and tension?
      Do you think it’s unimaginable that there is stronger being that sophia hidden in the world, even though 3 stronger being appeared out of fucking nowhere in the begining of the story?

  24. Of course the goddess has some real trump cards hidden, the heroes have pretty much proven to not be enough, so its not surprising.

    We are gonna see some real shit when Makoto snaps 😀

  25. The story is too slow, the author is too obvious in bloating the story with unnecessary stuff. MC is still weak ass baby with no progression even with 1500levels subordinate plot armor.

    DROPPED FUCKING DROPPED

    1. bye fucking bye and just so you know he can annihilate those subordinates you obviously have not been reading but good riddance

    2. So noisy. Go away.

      Or wait, is this the same guy as the one that dropped a few chapters ago? Could people come back with different usernames and proclaim dropping again? Would anyone bother with that?

      1. Based on the handle, probably, if you post annonymously you can change your posting name with each post if you want.. Another worthless attempt to get some attention. I would ignore anyone that puts swears in their user name.

      2. I’ve always assumed that it was just a handful of people just angling for attention every couple of chapters.

    3. Wait, help me out here. So you fucking dropped it, and then dropped that? Does that mean you’ve picked it back up again? Also isn’t it sticky given…. You know…the fucking?

    4. I’m going to assume you are the same lovable troll that declared dropping this in 139 chapter comment section.

      As it very obvious you are doing this on purpose, I think it’s best to ignore. You really have way too much free time.

  26. …..this is taking wayyy too long :/ When does the arc chance or something actually interesting starts to happen
    -_-

  27. I’ve been wondering for a while but does Root really love Makoto? Right now he’s more like an experimental lab-rat to him/her but some of Root comments makes you wander if there’s something more.

    1. Hmmmmm… think of it like this:

      Immortals are like stars in the sky: high, powerful and bright, beautiful and unreachable. HOWEVER, they always give off the same light from beggining to end. Nothing changes. For them, the eternal world they live in is boring as hell!

      On the other hand, mortals have a limited time. Always running against the “deadline”, trying to make their lives meaningful… although they start weak, even for a moment, mortals can shine brighter then any immortal out there!

      Conclusion: that freshness, that “new factor” is what makes Makoto so interesting in Root’s eye. I don’t think there is any love, at least not yet.

      1. Really ? But as Tomoe said when you’re eternal, your world is dull, even the weakest flame shines like a burning sun to you. I would definitely fall for someone who’d be able to color my world ! At the condition she has big b**bs ! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH !

      2. My phrasing was wrong “rat-lab” might sound derogatory but I meant it as purely scientific interest. Meaning that to Root Makoto is interesting rather than beloved.

      3. LOL well, that’s also valid! No wait, aren’t you just repeating what I just said?! XDDD After living for so long, it’s unavoidable to lose passion about things…

      4. Hmmmm, I think I got what you mean: mortals are interesting even if they don’t do anything special, right? But, in that case, it could be anyone besides Makoto. There would be no need for Tomoe to sleep out of sheer boredom.

      5. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH ! Half-right (or half-wrong) !

        Basically when you’re eternal, you’re bored ! So you look for anything that seems fun, and…yes that could be any uncommon mortal. But ! Nothing is more fleeting than interest…

        I said he was like a burning sun, right ? To them (and me), MC-chan is like a countless bunch of stars exploding with a soaring intensity ! That’s why they grew so attached to him, to the one that can durably enlighten their world.
        But every star shall come to an end, thereby feeding Kaku-chan’s apprehensions…

        Well, that’s just some thoughts I’ve had ! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH !

    1. If Root was in her female form, you’d call her lovestruck instead of creepy. Your perspective is so limited that it makes me wonder why you’re reading something without pictures.

      1. That’s one of the weird part’s though. In theory the dragon is neither male nor female, as a dragon it had no gender and when it became human (form) it can choose either, and actually started as female (wife of a traveler). Given Root’s current mission is to weasel their way into Makoto’s group and possibly become his lover, taking male form is a questionable choice. Hell bragging about your sexual conquests and exploration into homosexuality and stuff is a weird choice too.

  28. Ah, nice, thanks. Im worried about the future since I read the archived web novel and this chapter seemed to be the last.
    Are you translating a newer version, or the LN after this?

  29. There’s just something about the 7 stufents that I don’t like. As much as they try to seem like nice people. They are just way too selfish. Everytime I hear their version of what’s going on it’s all look at me, aren’t I doing good? It’s like watching a dog. I was hoping that amelia was gonna die when i saw the chapter name but nope instead she does that heroic BS. God I hate them.

    1. I’m not sure what you want instead from them. Should they NOT put in the massive effort to better the,selves and take Makoto’s lessons, and just default to the standard prejudicial Hyuman mentality of everyone else? Maybe they should continue to just turn-based RPG fight like all the others.

      They’re teenage kids in a coddling world, but they’re learning. Let them grow.

    1. he still needs to learn how to use large amounts of magic power efficiently. it seems he recently made a nuke, but we don’t know how much of his mana that spell can handle. what he really needs is god-tier magic.

      1. God-tier magic would be nice, like maybe some time manipulation or molecular magic, but it’s probably hidden away in the most secretive locations, if it’s written down at all.
        In my opinion, what Makoto should research is probably sacrificial type magic. Spells that burn away the life of the user or require living sacrifices.

        I’m sure at least a sizable portion of those are only sacrificial due to magic power overconsumption, which Makoto’s not only immune to, but needs.

  30. ufufu i can’t wait for the time when root is actually rooting for Makoto and join the army! it is possible for Makoto to build a new country ruled by him as a king, with Tomoe, Root, Mio and Shiki as the generals in the kingdom.

    <3 <3 i love this LN so much! Thank you Rei-san for translating it :3

  31. Amelia’s gonna die ? I wonder… This chapter totally reminded me the death of that Hibiki’s friend at Stella fort ! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH !
    I can definitely see some flowers blooming around that Snake (Kaku-chan too) ! Watch your ass MC-chan, more than a death flag, this chapter was a Virginity flag ! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH !

    Thanks for your work !

  32. Well then, this seems like the most appropriate time.
    I’ve been a long term lurker who has been around since waaay back when you had to redo the first couple of chapters when you first started this translation project. So, well over a year now. I haven’t really followed or left any comments mainly because I didn’t really feel like makin’ a wordpress account, but I sort of did end up making one once I started my own translation, thus I figured I might as well pay my respect to you who has been doing this for so long and I very much appreciate your work. I was in the military for a short period of time during that year and I always looked forward to coming out on holidays to catch up on the chapters you’ve released.
    So once again, thank you very much for your hard work and dedication to this. I guess you could say you’re my inspiration to even start translating on my own. So kudos to you.

      1. I should say, I knew nothing about wordpress back then and didn’t bother to look into things that much.
        It was also more than a year ago, so things may have changed, perhaps.

    1. Hmm. Is it just Raidou she had in mind actually?

      It seems like it, but the naming is deliberately vague so it seems too obvious a choice to me or something.

    2. She is thinking of two people, the one she wants to be closer to (Shiki) and the one she respects (Raidou). As an archer she can’t help but feel respect and awe for someone that has never missed his target when he fires his bow.

  33. [mayormaynotbespoiler] Read somewhere that in a certain place a certain battle will happen and a certain mask will crack revealing something.[/mayormaynotbespoiler]

  34. yeah. this one has a unique story and MC. with such lengthy chapters going slow on story progress, i think the author really intends to cover all his plot ideas, laying all the possible details with care.
    slow as it can be, when things escalated i can’t help but feel the adrenaline rush.
    slow as it can be, i can enjoy all the developments the author offers.
    OP MC with wimpy attitude? all i see is a normal highschooler dude with his own concerns like we have. he’s as selfish and clueless as the other normal young men, provided by his failures and self-evaluation. he merely wants to do things his way and trying to avoid troubles all the way he could. when troubles came he faced it just like how teens should: naively fooled and naively frustrated. his way of thinking and problem solving were also naive, but that provides holes to fill: the developments.

    i really like this one and since we will enter a new arc shortly i can’t wait! thanks to Reigo for being with us all this time! please keep up the good job!

  35. Starting to feel like the author is prepping for some big reveal. I had a post about this in the last chapter but now it seems like that Root is forsing the “long-game” of the big fish to change – Raidou is either an accelerant or a giant wrench in his grand plan. Either way, I want Raidou and his team to meet the other heroes and their crew at the same time – can’t wait to see his shock at seeing his girl friend being a hero.

    1. It’s not his girl friend, just a schoolmate. If Makoto had a girlfriend, he would have definitely mentioned her by now.

  36. You know, I seriously hope MC decides to just say “fuck you” to all of the expectations heaped on him and stay out of global politics. Also, achieving strength above the Goddess seems like the best way to guarantee his freedom from annoyances, so we can still have action and stuff. I just really don’t like all of the smug arses(Tomoe, Root for example) who keep pushing him to “change” or whatever they even want.

    1. Hmmmmmmm, instead of pushing, I feel more like that is watching over him. I mean, they could say “hey, you are the devil! You killed 2 armies, congrats!”, but they don’t…

      Oh, about Amelia… in the end, she thinks about Shiki and an unidentified person, who is definitely not Raidou! If it were him, she would have just said his name! Instead, it was the “important person before Shiki-san”…

      1. “That’s why… I pray.

        The face of Shiki-san, and another person, appeared in my mind.

        … Even if I pray to you, I will definitely not be able to obtain that power of yours with my current self though.

        It appears in my mind.

        The two people that my current self considers the most reliable of all.

        “— Hit in the middle!!”

        Isn’t that right, Raidou-sensei?”

        She mentions them both by name. Amelia feels they are reliable, Shiki is always there to supply support and encouragment and Raidou is always there to point out their faults, what they are doing wrong, and how they can improve.

        She was even considering praying to Raidou for assistance in hitting her target, not the distant Goddess but the one that has demonstrated power and ability and is there to show her how she can improve.

  37. hmm, now we know that Makoto is stronger than ever, second to none in that world, maybe rivals the bug.

    so umm, when will we get the chance to witness it in action? Not the holding-back one, but genuine all-out battle, been a while since we had one.

    No I’m not asking for spoilers, just hoping the author (at the moment of writing this) notices that while he tries to show how Makoto’s mentality grows, its been a while since he had given us a scene showing Makoto’s magical prowess too. Gotta balance it.

    1. God forbid that the translator is living his life while you fap all day while waiting for something to leech, right, parasite scum?

  38. Was looking through the raws, her name (and the title of this chapter) is “アベリア” shouldn’t that translate as either “Avelia” or “Abelia”? Or did it get changed for the LN and the other spelling was used? NM, looked at the character pics for the LN and its spelled “アベリア” there as well.

    Looking through the character pics its interesting to see Ilumgand in one of them.

  39. The answer is probably Root, but Root is many times stronger than Sofia combined with Lancer right?
    What did Tomoe mean “scratches” if there’s Root vs Makoto battle as in literal scratches? But then Makoto had lost a finger (and recovered) during his battle with Sofia and Lancer, you could argue that he was not prepared for that surprise battle.
    So if Makoto was prepared against Sofia and Lancer, then they wouldn’t able to lay a “scratch” on him?

  40. “Hmph~. I see. It seems you guys have quite a lot of secrets, but can I take it as you guys beginning a change to this world?” lol poor Root, he’s doesn’t know that Makoto has a third option, his own world; Asora

  41. Oi oi oi, wait, I don’t remember the word Imadai or a character like the mentioned by Root, until now the things was vagues memorys and I could recall it to certain point, but that’s something I truly don’t have clue. About the katana, I think the reason for that was because they probably will make it break and say that the teleportation is now lost.

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