Chapter 182: The Foggy Morning

“Well then, take care Waka-sama.”

“Take care Raidou-se–no, Raidou-dono.”

Kaleneon’s national border.

A winter morning covered in thick mist.

At the bridge hanging at a cliff, a group was lined up with their heads lowered at the three that were departing.

The back figure of the three were already thinly hidden by the mist and had turned into shadows.

Not only is it a cold early morning, in this day where even mist came out, the cold felt even stronger. But the people that saw them off didn’t shiver one bit and acted firm.

But the state was slightly strange.

From within their group, there were many shadows that didn’t belong to hyumans.

“Now then, by the time they return, I need to have another report ready.”

From the two that were at the front of the group that saw them off, one of them opened its mouth. The voice that came from the slightly small body was the voice of a woman.

But the figure of the girl was not that of a hyuman.

“T-They are really going to meet the demon race. As always, what an unpredictable person.”

Another one also opens its mouth.

This one is also a woman. A hyuman this time.

“Eva, we are returning. Is that okay? Having crops that can be grown in winter, you did tell me that proudly, so we will be continuing with that.”

“Ema-san, I did say I had some in mind, but what’s important is that there’s not enough arable land for planting. First we should cultivate new land and keep an eye on the progress of—” (Eva)

“I have already confirmed it. Slow. Honestly speaking, the actions of you girls are just slow. In the future, I won’t be accepting excuses blaming the winter. Ah also, I will be checking the tax rate again.” (Ema)

“Uuuh, about the tax rate, because we are beginning at a point where we have practically no national treasury, I think that currently, this is the time where we have to save as much of the country’s money as possible. Of course, I did put the livelihood of the residents first and placed a tax rate that is on the level of the large countries. I did it with the belief that this was the most conventional method of tax rate.” (Eva)

A conversation between Eva and Ema.

Even if their names are similar, their standings seem to be quite different.

Most of all, it was a conversation of a hyuman and a race that’s not hyuman, so it is quite rare for the hyuman to be the one at the lower standing.

“What’s conventional about a 7:3 government. Waka-sama has gone through the trouble of arranging the residents and entrusted their lives to us, no matter the race, I won’t accept starvation and dying from cold.” (Ema)

“7:3-what?” (Eva)

“*The land-tax system from the Edo period* would work better in this situation. Seriously, something as important as getting a country, and the concerned party in charge of the ruling only has this level of intelligence. I can only call it stupid. In this country where there’s a mixture of hyumans and demi-humans, there’s no way we can use the common sense of hyuman’s country creation.” (Ema)

“… Sorry.” (Eva)

In this scolding that could be taken as unreasonable, Eva honestly apologizes.

Because in the while that she has been acquainted with the woman called Ema, she has more or less understood her skills and personality.

Eva didn’t understand the meaning of the words 7:3 government or the land-tax system of the Edo period, but Ema must have judged that the tax system she was about to set was not the most appropriate one.

(I thought that the Orc race, even if their names and figures were different, they were all simple-minded people who were driven by instinct. Highland Orcs, those girls, I don’t know where this race inhabits, but they have knowledge on the level of scholars. Though imperfect, I was a librarian at the Academy, and yet, I can’t hold a candle to these people. Raidou-sensei, the people supporting you from the back, there’s really not a single normal one.) (Eva)

Eva was introduced to Ema by Makoto the moment they arrived at Kaleneon.

‘She is a kind and dependable person.’ Is what he said as he made her face an Orc.

Eva who had pledged in her heart to throw away her common sense and stop thinking that things are abnormal, had her determination crushed in an instant.

To think that there would be a scene in her life where she would have a conversation with an Orc, Eva wouldn’t be able to imagine it even in her wildest dreams, so it couldn’t be helped.

Having her native country destroyed, losing her territory, and condemned by her relatives; in that severe standing, Eva who was half-controlled by madness, met Raidou- Makoto – at Rotsgard, and that madness of hers was blown away.

With these consecutive events outside the boundaries of common sense, maybe she is getting her sanity back, or it is just that a new type of madness is dyeing her now; she probably doesn’t know clearly yet.

“What about the other situations?”

Ema turned to her back.

There stood a blue scaled Lizardman, an orc that has a bigger build than Ema, a white winged winged-kin, and a dwarf who has around the same height as Ema.

“…Right. Leaving aside Eva’s words, isn’t there any place that can be reclaimed currently? If it’s new land for cultivation, we have quite a lot though. Also, if we just pointlessly reclaim leveled ground, in the current state where we can’t deal with the mamonos, it would be meaningless.”

The first one to respond was the Lizardman.

“Deal with, are you referring to that level of demonic beast? Within the populace that has come to Kaleneon, there’s adventurers and former adventurers. In terms of experience in battle, there should be a reasonable amount though?” (Ema)

Ema’s face turns serious at the report of the Lizardman.

“There are many that still haven’t adapted to the environment in this country. Also, we are lacking people with genuine talent. After the invasion of the demon race, the amount of hyumans that are used to doing work in a snowy environment are most likely low. In the first place, if there were survivors of people that lived around this area, the situation would have been slightly different.”

“There aren’t?” (Ema)

“There are only a few. Experienced in battle, there are zero. These probably has already reached your ears as well Ema-dono, but the bunch here are people that had been living by relying on the blessing of the Goddess. It is questionable how much knowledge they have about living in independence.”

“…Even if we have new land, security will be necessary. But there are few who would be able to properly guard against the mamonos, is what you are trying to say?” (Ema)

“That’s how it is. There’s a few adventurers, on a degree that we can barely use properly. It would be more realistic to bring more from the outside with requests, or having us assigned to it. According to the result of the investigation, the demonic beasts that inhabit this country are more active in winter. From the report of Eva saying that if we are to do training it should be at a time other than winter, the results of that investigation are most likely not far from the truth.”

“Understood. Cooperation with the outside. Regarding the topic about bringing adventurers in, I will leave it as a suggestion for now. It would be pointless if we are the ones doing everything after all.” (Ema)

“Got it. But is it okay to continue the training and guarding for now?”

“Of course. I will be counting on you.” (Ema)

At this occasion, Eva barely spoke anything.

But there was no displeasure in her face.

It is not that she is hiding it.

In the time that she has been in contact with the mamonos and demi-humans that Raidou has introduced her to, she had decided in her heart to learn their common sense.

The lines they are demanding are absurd, but in the first place, the very point of obtaining a country is also in the crazy and reckless class.

Raidou and the Kuzunoha Company that were able to accomplish that very feat in a land that was completely in control of the demon race, there’s no need to say that it is nothing but abnormal.

But she was the one who relied on them, and the whole current situation is that she has no one else to rely on in Kaleneon aside from them.

In that case, she resolves herself to move in the same standards as them.

That’s why she is in the middle of learning.

Ema and the other people are definitely not looking down on Eva.

They are not taking her lightly either.

They are only taking the action of training her as a proper representative of a country.

Scarily strict.

Eva was in a spot where even if she were to break, they wouldn’t let her.

After the Lizardman stepped back, Ema looks at the Orc.

But the Orc who was looked at, shook his head to the sides.

“There’s nothing to report on my side. We continue to collect information about the demonic beasts while securing food. Regarding the hunting, there’s the point that it is centered in the adventurers, and its progress is reasonable. From Ema’s perspective, it would probably be around 80% in terms of numbers.”

“… So the other 20% is not catching up huh. Do you think we can still increase the number of people in charge?” (Ema)

“… There would be no problem, but if we want to certainly avoid unforeseen events, I would suggest we leave a few. Increasing the numbers is not always good. For us the guardians, and also for the people that do their best in hunting.”

“Understood. I will be arranging it, so for now, I will leave it to three.” (Ema)

“Roger that.”

After the short talk between Orcs, next is the Winged-kin that took a step forward.

Within the people here, it is the one who has the closest appearance to a hyuman, but the wings at its back negate that possibility. There’s also several special traits that are different from a hyuman. Eva was greatly surprised when she learned that they are an heretic existence even among demi-humans.

“There’s no problem in the security of the national border. There were sightings of people that seemed to be demons, but they haven’t invaded. There have been cases where some have ignored our warnings, turning into a fight. But we were able to crush them. There was no damage from our side.”

“Good work. Then, is the number of personnel for the security and other tasks appropriate at the moment?” (Ema)

“No need. The people that are put in charge of security are beginning to have free time in their hands. Because they are getting accustomed, the area they can be in charge of increases. This is thanks to Tomoe-sama’s training in the techniques to search enemies. There won’t be any problems in placing some in other tasks.”

“I see. That’s a great thing to hear. Then can you put out some candidates later?” (Ema)

“Understood.”

Kaleneon is a special country that has a cliff as their national border.

Its security has been tasked to the Winged-kin who possess the ability of flight, and they haven’t permitted any to invade.

To enter the current Kaleneon, it is completely necessary to have the permission of Kuzunoha Company.

And the last to step forward is the dwarf.

Before saying anything, he already had a troubled face.

“Now then, what should I begin with?”

“Is the deployment of tools being delayed as expected?” (Ema)

“That’s because in the current Kaleneon, no matter how many craftsmen like us are, it would never be enough. If there were more residents here specialized in the earth element, the situation might be a little different though. But the lack of personnel has reached a helpless level. Even so, we are in a situation where we can’t bring out more personnel from our ranks. I have suggested this before but, is it not possible to call other dwarfs to be residents? There’s a number of volcanoes at Kaleneon, and I have checked it out; it seems to be a relatively good environment for dwarfs to live in.”

“About that matter, we are waiting for the decision of Waka-sama. But it seems he is hesitating since they would probably have to recruit from Lorel Union.” (Ema)

“I feel bad for troubling Waka-sama. But I don’t think the dwarfs of Lorel have any attachment to the Union. Because no matter where we are from, we are craftsmen at heart. Even if we exclude the ones who went to the Spirit religion, it wouldn’t be a problem if the dwarfs themselves approve of it. Can’t you tell him this?”

“I will try and see. Just that, Waka-sama is in that state probably because it might turn into a situation where we are chipping off the national power of Lorel Union, so I am not sure if it will help in having him make a decision though.” (Ema)

“It is true that we would be taking potential away from their country if we were to bring them in. He even thinks about such difficult things. Anyways, we are lacking people on our side. Whether it is hyuman or demihuman, if there’s anyone interested in being a blacksmith, I would like you to tell me immediately. Armors, farming tools, constructions; there’s a mountain of things to do.”

“I am sorry for having you go through so much work. I will try to take into consideration any candidates by today.” (Ema)

“I am counting on you.  We will gather up the information of the dwarf community’s special traits in Lorel and anything that might prove useful for Waka-sama into documents. I will send them to you when we are done.”

“That would be a great help. Well then Eva, I think you already know but, we will be sleeping at the same time as always. Let’s return.” (Ema)

Eva who was lending an ear to their conversation with interest, stiffened her face at the sudden words of Ema.

Every other side has already turned to town and beginning their return.

“As always? Uhm… I feel like in these three days, I haven’t slept properly at all though. Is that what you are referring to as ‘sleeping at the same time as always’?” (Eva)

“You are properly sleeping for 1 hour already. I have given you aiding medicine so that you don’t have any problems in health though? Are you telling me you haven’t been taking them?” (Eva)

“I am! It is because I am taking them that my heart is weary but my body is strangely energetic! How long will this kind of situation continue for?!” (Eva)

Eva, who was doing her best a few days ago, unable to see the end of this nightmare, she objects at the statement that was as if telling her this is how it will normally be.

“How long? Obviously, it will be until you have grown enough that you don’t need our assistance. You are already an adult and still unable to give proper responses after all. Do give it your best.” (Ema)

“Proper responses?! I was suggested such an absurd plan just like that! On top of that, Raidou-sensei didn’t seem to have much knowledge in politics and management!!” (Eva)

“What are you trying to do by placing Waka-sama as a comparison. It is pointless. Lady, can you nonchalantly split earth?” (Ema)

“…”

“How stupid. Now, straighten your back and walk proudly.” (Ema)

Ema rejects the cry of Eva and quickly walks forward.

Chasing after her, Eva desperately tried to straighten her back that felt as if it would bend at any moment.

“Eva, becoming a representative of a country is not something simple. Knowledge, wisdom, power. In this situation where we are living without getting involved with foreign countries, we can still look for stability. In the future when diplomacy begins, it will not be in this proportion. If you don’t grow at a pace faster than what Ema-dono is setting, the future of Kaleneon will be dark.”

“Seriously. You yourself don’t have that overwhelming appeal that brings others together after all. The residents here are people that didn’t live here originally, so bringing people together is a harsh talk though. Knowledge and wisdom. And the easiest to obtain is knowledge. Desperately learn.”

“Things like nobles and royalty; because you are hung by such things that are determined by heritage, you act spoiled when in a position of having land. If you want to stand on top of others, you will have to be able to show them something worthy of it.”

“It may be a dream that came from being half-crazed, but since it has been granted, you will have to undertake the responsibility. Give it up, you can’t escape.”

Catching up with the Lizardman, Orc, Winged-kin, and Dwarf; Eva received grateful words from them.

A wry smile was plastered onto her face.

“It might be more comfortable if I just end up crazy like in my time at Rotsgard.” (Eva)

“Madness huh. That might be good too. It would certainly give you more resolve and power than what your current self has.”

“What’s important is for you to have power befitting that of a ruler and are able to make decisions. There’s no need to be sane for that. Isn’t that fine?”

“Your results could disappoint Waka-sama. Even if you have to go crazy, you will have to show good results.”

“No matter how you end up, you will fall into the same situation, so isn’t sanity playing a big part in your happiness?”

Merciless words came flying.

“Everyone, please don’t spoil Eva-san. This girl will be carrying Kaleneon and lifting it up after all. She is a person that has exchanged such a contract with Waka-sama. To get it easier by going crazy is just—” (Ema)

‘There’s no way I would permit it.’

The last words that came from Ema were all reflected in the eyes of the others which were directed at Eva.

Eva hangs her head.

The revival of a ruined country.

That’s a miracle.

And yet, it has been granted.

Then, the price of it, its compensation; no matter what it is, she has to pay it.

It has turned into something unbelievable.

Thinking that, Eva walks while looking forward.

If she were to meet her past self, she felt like telling herself to look properly at reality.

She held that small sentiment in her.

◇◆◇◆◇◆◇◆

A thick mist is still covering the surroundings.

Already knowing that this is not a strange occurrence around these parts, the girl was thinking that it would have been better if mist hadn’t come out today of all days.

Crossing her arms, she waits for the guests.

At her side there’s a giant with four arms, and just like her, he was silently standing there.

At their back, there were elite demon soldiers lined up completely armed.

A twitch.

The giant opened his closed eyes and looked at the front.

“They are here?”

“Seems so. There are three.”

“It would have been better if we had a clearer view, today of all days.”

“Right. We are going to welcome that, and yet, having our vision this bad makes me feel uncomfortable.”

“Guests huh.”

“Calling him Devil would be rude, right? It seems that time it wasn’t his true intentions. I think it would be proper to call him Raidou.”

“Right. Io, let me tell you just in case. Don’t go creating any trouble until we reach the capital, okay?”

“I return those words right back at you, Rona. After being dealt with so easily, there’s no way I would have hostility or anything like that. I only feel dread.” (Io)

“It is to the level that our Demon General ace has voiced out his dread. Moreover, for some reason, we are meeting them right at the center of our territory.” (Rona)

Rona let’s out a sigh.

She who is specialized in gathering information, was letting out her weakness at the guests that she couldn’t grasp.

She didn’t show this to the person in question through force of personality. Even she was showing slight weakness in a stage where they haven’t made contact yet.

“It is around a few tens of kilometers from the place that Reft had disappeared in huh. He doesn’t remember what happened at that place, and the reconnaissance of Kaleneon is also…” (Io)

“No results. At most, we only know that there’s a cliff where in the past there wasn’t. It is also unknown if there’s a bridge placed on it or not though.” (Rona)

“There have been casualties in our forces, right?” (Io)

“The ones that went too deep were wiped out. The whole unit is gone, so we don’t know what happened at all. It is hard to think that they are the ones involved in this, but the timing is just too fitting.” (Rona)

“In the end, the best choice would be to wait for Reft’s memories to recover huh. As long as there’s no more real harm, Kaleneon is not a place with important value for us. There’s no need to increase the damage by poking it.” (Io)

“It is mortifying but that’s how it is. Right now we have no choice but to leave it.” (Rona)

(… I will be interfering a little from outside the army though.) (Rona)

Rona adds this inside her mind.

“But if they are involved with the abnormality of Kaleneon as you say, and on top of that, they are having us meet them at a place close to it…” (Io)

“…”

“The Kuzunoha Company, and also Raidou; they would be a sly bunch. That man didn’t seem like the scheming type though.” (Io)

“…Yeah. It seems like he has made his appearance.” (Rona)

Io and Rona correct their posture.

From the mist, three shadows appear and their figures were soon visible.

“Did we make you wait much?”

The man at the very center looked at Io and Rona, and said this apologetically.

“No. In terms of time, I would say you are early. Welcome, Raidou-dono. And also your companions. Because of security reasons, we couldn’t provide you a teleportation service. I thank you for your understanding in that. From here there’s still quite the distance, but we will take responsibility in guiding you. Sorry for the late introduction, I am Io. I serve under the Demon Lord as a Demon General.” (Io)

“You know already but let me do it again, I am Rona. Just like Io, I am one of the Demon Generals. It has been a while, Raidou. We have been waiting anxiously for your meeting with our Lord. I thank you for accepting this unreasonable request of ours.” (Rona)

In contrast to Io’s words, Rona gives a frank greeting.

Her expression was also serious and straight-laced, and her smile was gentle.

“Kuzunoha Company’s representative, name’s Raidou. Pleased to make your acquaintance. These are the friends I mentioned before, Mio and Shiki.” (Makoto)

“Mio-desu. Pleased to meet you.” (Mio)

“Shiki. I will be in your care.” (Shiki)

After Raidou made his introduction, the other two at his side make a light introduction as well.

The black haired girl wearing a black kimono introduced herself as Mio and seemed somewhat cold.

The red haired man wearing a white robe was gloom and composed. He introduced himself as Shiki with a smile. His introduction also had a notable attitude.

“Well then, it will be a journey of several days. Let’s depart.” (Io)

With the words of Io as a signal, the demon troops arrange their formation.

In this territory where hyumans have not stepped into for several decades, and the untrodden territory further beyond that hyumans have not arrived to; the Kuzunoha Company representative, Raidou, makes one step into it.

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0 thoughts on “Chapter 182: The Foggy Morning

    1. — Lady, can you nonchalantly split earth?” (Ema) —
      So that’s how Ema.co see Makoto huh…
      XD…

      — To get it easier by going crazy is just—” (Ema)
      ‘There’s no way I would permit it.’ —
      Welcome to the Jungle…
      :3…

  1. Poor common sense….1 hour sleep with magical assistance? Sound like that device at Chrono series that exist in the future era…..

    1. The funny thing is, in sim games I usually force my characters to stay up all night grinding skills unless sleep gives an actual bonus or deprivation gives a penalty.

      Since there’s medicine for penalties here…

  2. Figure out something, and wondering.

    In other pararel world there is another makoto, and how about the bug?
    Is she the same or not?

    I mean she is a goddess right?

    1. so far the 2 worlds that appeared are based on his choices..

      1st its probably that hibiki was able by any chance kill tomoe or mio and makoto decided to become a demon lord itself as far i could understand

      2nd he didnt hear ema call for help and keep wondering the desert till tomoki found him ( he never met tomoe and mio and since he was a minion of tomoki goddess never did something to him even if he became overpower )

      there might be at least 3 or 5 more alternate dreams probably since seems that are caused by tomoe pact powers showing him dreams of what might happen if he were to do something…

      since we all remember makoto its starting to use without knowing tomoe power. though the parallel future visions are probably becuz makoto its using tomoe power at gods lvl power haha ( there its also the probability that those vision have soething to do with the other gods pòwers for him to notice a way for them not taking actions to see him as an enemy )

    2. Most likely same since in second pararel world’s makoto actually hold seriously grudge and trying to make the bugs move by destroying the country one by one

      1. That raises some questions though. These alternate Makoto are clearly freely rampaging about and picking a fight with the goddess.

        But from her last appearance, it seems she doesn’t actually realize how strong Makoto is just yet.

    3. Lets just look the pass, why/how Makoto was summoned ?
      To deal with the Demons, The goddess claim her rights, Makoto parents contract with her, the price to their transfer to Earth, a son/daughter
      So the parallel worlds are probably variation of some point after the contact with her, more precisely after she refuse him (she did summon/kidnap the other 2 after all)
      Just to you know I’m speculating on what we read up until now, this is not a spoiler
      And base on my speculations I can say a thought, Makoto is not exactly a Human but a Hyuman descendant Xp

      1. According to spoilers and side-stories………. it’s confirmed that Makoto is Hyuman and his parents are full-bloodied hyumans. He’s like OPM, he broke his limiter through plain olde training hard, and on top of that he was blessed by Moon God who is supposedly stronger than the Bug goddess.

  3. Thank you!
    Boy, Ema can be harsh, but Eva does have to learn how to manage a country from the ground up…
    And so the meeting with the demons begins! The demons already know about Shiki, but it’s good they don’t know Mio is the calamity spider, they would freak out even more than they currently are.

  4. I don’t know what’s funnier, Eva’s living hell with Drill Sergeant Ema, or the most powerful demon general, the man who enjoys a good fight, not wanting to even consider a rematch with Makoto.😂

    1. We didn’t get to see Io’s warrior tendencies since he’s mostly painted as doing what he has to do as an admirable leader.

      Ema’s drill sargent behavior though, somewhat clashes with my impression of her in a nice way.

      1. If I remember right, the first time Io and Hibiki met, he was looking forward to a good fight with her. Or was that something else. But yeah, for the most part, he’d always put his work before pleasure.

  5. interesting i wonder how the demon king will react and what will be there agreement. ….ty for the chp. . . . i hope we can have one for Christmas it would be a good present. …

    1. Kaleneon was already known as a country of cliffs before so now you can imagine the new Kaleneon as a very large castle surrounded by a very large moat.

    2. When you think about, Tomoe possibly added a mist barrier around Kaleneon. If that’s the case the country is totally impregnable.

  6. Eva should expect it as she is Eva and she is dealing with “The Devil”. Last time an Eva deal with the Devil , she was cast out of Eden.

    1. Well, this one made a deal, with the Devil,to get herself and her sister into a paradise, and I don’t think they were allowed to remove their clothes around said Devil….

        1. It was pointed out that Eve was thrown out of Eden naked, in this case, Eva would not have been allowed to disrobe anywhere near Raidou, neither would her sister, or they suffer at the hands of Tomoe and Mio….

    1. It would be amusing if Eva ends up not even noticing an attempt to poison her after her body has been remodeled to the point of resisting lesser poisons by Kuzunoha steroids.

    1. the most funny thing its that they 4!”·!”$”!· really said dont cause trouble at least till we reach capital HAHAHAHAHAHA OMG OMG OMFFFFFFFFGGGGGG hahahaha do they really think their demon lord can defeat the devil ? HAHA

  7. Thanks for the chapter!
    I think that the Demon King will somehow shame Makoto. Like how the Merchant Guild Head did.
    How will Makoto handle that pressure which is not about strength or magic but pure political ability?

    1. I don’t think so, because there is still a chance the demon king is also a japanese, and raidou might have a chance of befriending him. Because in some chapter before it says that there is a japanese which not given the goddess blessing are in Lorel union or somewhere, there is a chance that the demon king is also one, holding same feeling against the goddess.

  8. Why does it seem that makoto’s followers especially Ema seem to be so much more mature and sensible in terms of ruling or politics than he does?

    1. They pretty much are. Ever since the start, I think Makoto has been terrible at the heavily technical or roundabout things.
      He’s not really good at thinking on his feet either.

    2. Well there are three type of ruler in WN or LN….
      1- those that inherited the title (only) for lineage, like Ema said…
      2- those that are “genius” in political and warfare, while their underling are OP…
      3- those like Makoto that have “Power” and that love their underling more than himself (mainly ALL the MCs of those novel)

  9. Poor poor Eva-chaaan. When you got to pay the price, you gotta pay the price.

    And all I can say for Rona is this: Good. LUCK. Cause continuing to interfere any further is just ASKING for things to go wrong when dealing with Makoto’s group.

  10. NOOO! why must eva dialogue!! now we must wait for 3 days until he meet Demon lord Argghh~
    btw
    Thanks for the chapter Reigokai-san >:D

    1. I know. It seems so counterintuitive, right? I probably would’ve brought the devious Tomoe.

      ………but this arrangements is totally going to turn out funnier (for us).

      1. Honestly, I’d be paranoid bringing either Mio or Tomoe. If someone acts rude to Makoto, Mio would rampage and the demons would probably not exist anymore. On the other hand, Tomoe is as you said, really devious, she’s always got some scheme cooking, there’s even been a number of times where she arbitrarily makes decisions without consulting Makoto and it flips him out afterwards. On the other hand, it’s going to be one hell of a party, not to mention the history between Io and Mio who’ve fought before (Io got his second pair of arms and ridiculous regeneration ability by stealing Mio’s calamity spider arms after all).

      2. Someone’s PTSD will be triggered once he saw Mio even if he lost his memory his body will scream “get the hell out of there”

      3. sorry lotus, but the arm part is wrong, he only have his natural healing ability while the arms is the arms of his comrade that die from mio attack when she was still the spider form

    2. Most likely Mio felt left out when he went to the empire? Or he didn’t want to expose Tomoe too much because Rona doesn’t know the Mist gate ability is from Tomoe?

      1. Maybe there’s a party limit of 3, and Makoto is trying to keep his followers at about the same experience level by swapping them out now and then.

        Plus, he probably thought Shiki’s negotiation and knowledge skills are high enough, so he brought Mio for the extra firepower, rather than Tomoe, whose tactician skill probably won’t be needed, and her negotiation skill would overlap with Shiki’s.

        Normally, he would want Tomoe anyway for her schemer skills, especially as a counter to Rona’s, but this time Shiki’s knowledge of Rona probably provides a better bonus.

      2. @Lime

        *Woosh*

        It’s just a joke on my part, seeing this situation as that of an RPG, with party limits, skills, etc., where Makoto is the player’s main character, and he has to manage his party, picking the right skills/party members for the next encounter.

    3. I was half expecting him to bring Ema, since the Demons aren’t against demi-humans quite as much as the hyumans are, but I guess she’s busy.
      But why Mio…

  11. Oh my, Super Secretary Ema is such a savage boss. I bet 90% of all corporate workers view her type with dread. Nevertheless, so glad to see so much of her again. XD

    Oh yeah, Eva was sorta mad too until Makoto fixed things huh? It sorta makes me wonder once again how Makoto and Lily would’ve interacted if they’d met under earlier circumstances.

    Most importantly, I think it’s the first time I’ve seen a native fantasy character trying to actively destroy her own common sense. I guess that is a sort of madness, isn’t it?
    Poor Eva, getting a managerial training from hell that’s brutal to the point that her allies are offering the most terrifying form of pity by hoping she goes insane to cope with the burden better.

    1. Agreed. Ema-chan > Miss Piggy in almost every sense.

      The “Right Hand of the Moon God” made me realize though…
      If Makoto ever ascends to godhood, Ema is totally going to fall into the role of his shrine maiden, isn’t she?

    1. if spoilers-san is correct, the 3rd parallel world dream showed that the demonlord was a nicer ally to Makoto compared to the parallel world heroes.

  12. thanks for the chapter! i wonder how strong the demon lord is in the past chapter it said that the demon lord survived from trashmokis nuke so maybe at sophia level? anyway awesome chapter cant wait for the next one

  13. Discard all your common sense when meeting Raidou, he will definitely shatter all your expectations, by far. Poor Eva, if only she knows what she’s into when she made her decision.

    Well then, let’s see how Makoto will fare in meeting the demon lord. The demon’s strategies so far are all practical and well thought of, so I expect their Lord to be someone wise as well, with few quirks here and there of course…

    Thanks Reigokai.

  14. I really love that moment where Eva brings up how Raido has no bureaucratic ability. Ema’s counter-snipe was a perfect head shot.

      1. Tomoe made the cliff borders.
        The reference in this chapter is either implying that if Tomoe can do it, then the OP MC can do it better, or it may be referring to the lake that he created while thinking he might “pester” the dragon Slayer.

    1. Ungoliant have no human form and vile even compare to orc . Tolkien have a grudge against spiders as he nearly died from a spider bite.

      1. He denied it though but considering how he potray the giant spiders , one might think he have a suconcious will to get even.

  15. OMG, The author is so serious about these politics , economy, management. It just made my head hurt, but I like it :3

  16. Ema as madam secretary of Asora State.
    it shame she do not make a pact with Makoto. i assume she can make a pact with makoto with 12 or more draupnirs

    thx 4 your treat raigokai-sama \(^o^\)

    1. She Can’t she would probably need at least a hundred draupnir to have a contract with him…

      the difference in magic levels is just so high on the high orcs they are more like pawn class if it’s a chessboard….

      even shiki who was a very powerful lich needed draupnir to barely make it for the contarct and that was even a very reckless gamble already…

      1. Shiki had the advantage that he was pretty much undead. A living being would not be able to handle that much magic power, I think. IIRC his body actually started to show signs of breaking slowly towards the end.

        But I still have hope that, as Makoto comes into his godhood, he’ll find a way to form contracts even with the overwhelming power difference. Maybe his Sakai is the answer.

      2. ….Huh. A thought strikes me then.

        Contracts are supposed to be one-on-one deals where people choose select few peers to partner with, but is that really a necessary rule for the out of standard Makoto?

        What I’m saying is, what if Makoto made a contract with the entire collective of Asora at the same time? Including the rings, it sounds feasibly possible to cheat their way into a workable standing.

      3. @Psychronia

        Now that you mention it. Maybe a new, lesser, type of contract will appear, where they worship Makoto as their god, and in exchange they get a lite version of the contract that Makoto has with Tomoe and co., with less of a power up (as if they need it), but also less permanent in its nature.

        The more devote they are, the stronger the contract becomes, until eventually they get to a level where they can just barely form an actual contract with Makoto.

  17. LoL “Can you nonchalantly split the earth?” savage ema, practically said what is a king to a GOD and you even far from being a king

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  19. wowowow thanks for the chapter u always make my day reigokai-dono 😉
    lol cant w8 for mio action.
    By the way when did they return Demon general REFT to demon i dont recall it. and here they say :
    “In the end, the best choice would be to wait for Reft’s memories to recover huh. As long as there’s no more real harm, Kaleneon is not a place with important value for us. There’s no need to increase the damage by poking it.” (Io)

    1. I think strictly speaking they casually dropped Reft either at the edge of Kaleneon or in the middle of demon territory. They mentioned it shortly after the meeting with the gods I believe.

  20. Ty for the chapter
    I wonder what happen if that lesser dragon general seeing mio…..he’ll start chasing butrerfly again i guess

  21. Not sure if i am right, or i got confused myself,
    I think their are some lines which were actually said by “Ema” but is mentioned as being said by “Eva”, and in some places the opposite (“Eva” lines being mentioned as “Ema”).

  22. Spoiler-san is late to the party again. Oh well, Spoiler-san cannot help that Spoiler-san’s vessel was asleep. Anyway, this is an amusing chapter. But Spoiler-san can tell you that the best of this arc is yet to come.

    1. I kinda believe what you’re saying: a few roughs understandings here, a little “practice matches” there, a WAITED EPIC FIGHT, as main dish and a new slave for the MC as the cherry at the top of the cake. It’ll be a pleasure to read, when the time comes.

    2. I kinda forget, Reigo-san, thanks for your work and spoiler-san, please be more reasonable with your vessel, in our festive times, the enjoyment of Fallout 4 can be a gift and a curse, without counting the time spent with our loved ones… There is no pressure to become the first one.

  23. There are usually no alternate it was the introduction of humans that made the forks in the timeline. Even ashura and the other God’s that visited him want to use makoto to eliminate the alternate timelines. Except for Guggenheim being g that gave the hero’s there new powers.

  24. Eva-san do your best! Anyway, what is the madness that Eva talking about? I might had forgotten about it… I should read for another round… Thanks for the chapter! 😊

  25. Satou gave Eva a video on how common-sense chan is being raped “fast forward” style in 10 sec or so then onto the next, for one hour. Eva’s experiencing that would only me imagining her laughing psychotic like yandere chan XD, well gud luck Eva-san

    Next dream of what to come… wonder if its a good result since makoto and the demon race have something in common. And im imagining makoto being the husband of that first appearance of that demon girl that has interest on him, something like that :3

  26. Thanks for the chap!!!
    So… did Tomoe-chan created hills surrounding the Kaleneon border or mist during her extra free time during the Kalesiege… hmm.. need to reread the past chap as again.

  27. 1- Oh Ema-chan, I love you! XD

    2- Eva is getting WHIPPED! LOL

    3- Demon country, here we go!

    Thank you for the chapter!

  28. Great chapter, thanks Reigokai!
    It may have been an aside, but I liked that little glimpse of what’s going on with Makoto’s subordinates and what Eva is being put through. It was very amusing. The words “be careful what you wish for” have never been more apt. She wished for something she thought was impossible, then some ridiculous people came along and said “there it’s done! Now you have to take care of it……” and now she stuck having to become someone capable of representing the entire country. From librarian to sovereign is quite a leap, and Makoto’s people are waaaaay too competent and are making her looks bad. I almost feel sorry for her. Almost.

    As for the last part? He brought Mio along. Ha! Now they’re bound to run into Reft at the demon lord’s place and the gods said “the memories are gone but the fear will remain”. So when he comes face to face with Mio he’s going to have a panic attack and soil himself. i wonder how that will effect the negotiations……

    1. They also mentioned breaking away from Bug’s blessing, since it’s a country not blessed by her the hyumans living there will have to play in hard mode rather than the usual very easy.

      1. It’s not hard mode, it’s Normal mode. Everyone else has been playing on it but them after all. They’ve just been cheating for too long they’ve become degenerate. It’s about time they played by the same rules as everyone else in the world.

  29. Oh? Oh! Ema! Yay! Ema having screen time at last! Eva…you’re dealing with one of the most powerful and the most mercilessly efficient person in Asora. If Makoto can’t go against her, there is certainly no way you can. Hm? Wait. Since Ema considers Makoto a God and she has considerable influence over him…what does that make her? Ah! From this chapter, I have gleaned it! Makoto’s visions…are those visions of worlds where he hadn’t met Ema or Ema died? Mm. Ema is definitely best girl.

    Eva having to throw away hyuman common sense and think along Ema’s line of reasoning without proper sleep must be tough.

    Eva: This…is insane…If that’s how it is I’ll also…
    Ema: *Puts hand on Eva’s shoulder and smiles* That’s not allowed Eva. I still need you sane and lucid for the following tasks.
    Eva: Can you at least let me have a break?
    Ema: One hour is sufficient.
    Eva: *screams and get slapped by Ema*
    Ema: None of that. You can scream, sleep and go insane after you and your country is stable. For now work takes precedence.

    You know? This seems like it would happen every two weeks at the least.
    Thanks for the chapter Kai-kun.

  30. “Io, this is my follower Mio. Mio, meet endless buffet Io. He can regenerate instantly so you can have an all you can eat.”

    Thanks for the chapter!

  31. Thanks for the chapter as always, a great one, Eva must be triying to uncover the truth of time travel just to go to the past and smack her past self for wishing her country back the crazy working schadule that she has to live by now is suicide only 1 hour of sleep a day, with out the posibility to sucumbing to overwork since theres medicine for that. Now Rona as always wanting to play with fire, triying to plant spies in Kaleonon as soon as she finds out who is the sponsor things will guet complicated.

  32. Odd, I remember Emma being a much gentler character… Pity all that character development was not shown.

    …Or maybe not, this novel is already sufficiently lengthy, isn’t it. 😋

  33. Merry Christmas 🎄🎁!! Thanks for the chapter!!! Anything that I want to say seemed to have been said already so let me just say I’m looking forward to Tuesday’s next release.😁😁

  34. That pill remind me of a sci fi anime gear shaft or something where a class of human are awake 24 hrs and have to eat a pill. Its a dystopian future. One incident when past astronaut ended up being rescued and went mad because of the things they seen that seems unethical in their society. They held them hostage and one of the hostage was reaching for a candy and they prevented it . The hostage went on a a delusional and hysterical .

  35. Oy, oy I feel like it’s been a while since my last comment…

    Well, first : “What are you trying to do by placing Waka-sama as a comparison. It is pointless. Lady, can you nonchalantly split earth?” (Ema) AHAHAHAHAHAHAH !!
    Definitely the best sentence till now ! I’m starting to like that secretary !

    So next time is the meeting with the demon lord, wah I’m starting to thrill !
    Will that demon lord also be a Loli like we’ve got on our side..? I wonder what comes after a polka dot Loli and a kimono Loli ? AHAHAHAHAHAHAH ! Though if that’s the case, that Spider might become the new Hero-sama !

    Thanks for your work !

      1. AHAHAHAHAHAHAH ! Interesting ! In the middle of the demon’s frozen land ?
        However, I would prefer to see this Snake or that Spider wear it ! AHAHAHAHAHAHAH !

    1. Really? I crack up more imagining her with the voice you’d expect from a beautiful maiden.

      Since by all rights, she is one. It’s just that she’s an orc version.

  36. Seems like Rona still underestimate Raidou just a little bit. Probably because she still haven’t used her trump card that she mentioned before during the fight in Limia. Maybe she thinks it will work on Raidou.
    At least that how I see it currently in this chapter.

  37. The whole thing about Kaleneon makes little sense. From taking a whole country back just by taking a fortress, from where residents suddenly popped up, and it’s not like we have a map to know where Kaleneon is but if they are in middle of demon territory, how the heck can a cliff prevent the demons from retaking it? Is no other ways to enter the country?

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