Chapter 188: Power is needed even in a temple visit?

“A friendly match, you say?”

“Umu.”

The next day after seeing an absurd dream like becoming the next Demon Lord, the Demon Lord Zef said one of the things I kinda expected.

Yesterday he was repeatedly saying ‘power’, after all.

“The type of battle that probes each other’s personality, right?” (Makoto)

Leaving aside the way of putting it, he is telling me to fight while being treated as a guest.

I ended up asking for a confirmation.

“Yeah. Don’t worry, a bit of spectators will gather, but it is fine for Raidou-dono’s group to fight as normal.” (Zef)

It is fine, he says.

I can kinda predict who my opponent will be.

We did say that as long as there’s merits for us, we wouldn’t mind accepting, but…what should I do?

Currently, it would only scare them, so I just have to properly hold back and act in a gentlemanly way. In that way, their impression of us would actually get better.

“By the way, who will be our opponent?” (Makoto)

“The opponent this one will be assigning will be a Demon General or someone who has an ability close to that. Even if this one says it is a friendly match, it is only that this one needs some sort of proof of friendship with the Kuzunoha Company. In truth, it would be troublesome if you get too serious and it turns into hatred.” (Zef)

“…A proof of friendship. Yesterday’s banquet was plenty enough to tell us about your friendship though.” (Makoto)

The Demon Lord and everyone else made a banquet, and there wasn’t any people looking down on us.

Actually, it was so friendly to the level that I am scared of ulterior motives.

“That makes me happy. Well, today’s plan is to guide you to the Spirit’s temple; if there’s extra time, look around the area of the castle, speak with the people of the castle, you can spend it however you wish. If your side accepts the match, this one would like to begin tomorrow.” (Zef)

“Tomorrow. Understood. I will consult this with my followers and consider it positively.” (Makoto)

“Please do so. This one won’t be able to guide you, but this one will have my two daughters, Sari and Lucia, go with you. Send my greetings to the Spirits.” (Zef)

Hah?

“…Eh? We will be meeting the spirits? I mean, we can meet them?” (Makoto)

“Of course. It seems like they took an interest in Raidou-dono. Fire and Earth High Spirits. They are not our allies only, but they are generous people that don’t hesitate in assisting us. Maybe you will end up meshing well with them.” (Zef)

Spirits… When it comes to High ones, I have not met any.

I had the impression that they were all from the side of the Goddess, so it was hard to get close to them. And most of all, I had no opportunity to.

Meeting one at the demon race territory for the first time, feels quite mysterious.

“I thought we were going there to pray or something. Learning that I will be meeting with a Spirit makes me nervous.” (Makoto)

I thought it would be like going to a Shinto shrine.

Not only am I going to a place where they reside, but I am going to be meeting them in person. Moreover, with how things are going, it is as if meeting them is already a set deal.

How annoying.

“Your Majesty, it is almost time.”

“Waka-sama, the preparations are ready.”

Oh, the Demon Lord is busy every day, that’s obvious.

Rona lowers her head and comes to get Zef-san.

Is she filling the job of secretary at the times she is in the castle?

“Good work, Rona. This one will be going soon. Raidou-dono, the guides this one told you a while ago are waiting at the main gate. This one hopes you will enjoy the demon race’s city today as well. Then, this one will be excusing himself.” (Zef)

“Thank you very much.” (Makoto)

I see off Zef-san who is leaving along with Rona.

“Shiki, is Mio already outside?” (Makoto)

I ask Shiki who came to call me, and ask him about Mio who I can’t see.

“Yes. Mio-dono is also enjoying the area around the castle. It is a section that she didn’t check yesterday, it seems.” (Shiki)

“I see. You probably heard already, but it seems like there’s guides at the main gates waiting, so let’s hurry. Sari-san and Lucia-san. If I remember correctly…two children of the Demon Lord.” (Makoto)

“Yeah, those two huh. Going through the trouble of choosing two women, I wonder if there’s some sort of reason behind it.” (Shiki)

“…I don’t think so. And what about you Shiki? It seems like you were together with Rona, could it be you two get along better now?” (Makoto)

I could tell Shiki was trying to tease me.

Lately, I have been able to not take things seriously and deal with them, so I think I am getting a bit used to it.

“It was a stupid confrontation between a fox and a racoon. No matter how friendly they get, they won’t be able to match. With Kuzunoha Company and Waka-sama’s matter, their amount of information is so low it couldn’t even be called a match though. Even if she looked like that, she was quite mortified.” (Shiki)

“Ahaha… I am kinda scared of the future. The grudge of a woman. Ah, by the way, Demon Lord-sama said that he wanted us to do a friendly match with them but, is it okay to accept?” (Makoto)

“…Yes. Please accept it. I have a slight idea of what they are trying to stick their nose into. If that’s the case, we will be able to obtain something that will not be a loss for us.” (Shiki)

“Is that information something you got from Rona?” (Makoto)

“Yeah. She probably purposely leaked out the information to have us accept the match. Their aim is not really disadvantageous for Waka-sama, so in this occasion, let’s receive everything they give us.” (Shiki)

“Understood. Then, we will have to tell Mio as well. I am counting on you for the follow-up so that Reft-san doesn’t end up against Mio.” (Makoto)

“As you wish.” (Shiki)

While walking together to the outside of the castle, I enjoyed a morning talk with the dependable Shiki.

It calms me.

Fuh~, no matter how frankly Zef-san smiles, just speaking with him makes me tired.

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“Then, Raidou-dono is putting special effort in developing a medicine for the curse disease?”

“Yeah. That’s where we are putting most of our efforts in. If you need medicine, order it from us.” (Makoto)

“I am the person tasked to guide Raidou-dono today. Even if that weren’t the case, you are a guest invited by his Majesty, so there’s no need to speak formally. Please speak to me without worries like you do with your followers.”

…The youngest girl I know here is probably Rinon.

This girl called Sari is probably in the same age.

Her appearance is similar to that of Rinon, a primary schooler.

Lately, that girl has grown a bit bigger and her appearance has begun to look more curvy like that of a woman, so when thinking of that point, this girl Sari actually looks younger huh.

Her way of speaking is incredibly mature though.

Her matureness makes me think of a feudal lord that has been appointed at a young age.

The maturing speed in this world is honestly faster than that of Japan.

A bit of time has passed since I have gone to Tsige. When I went, I remember Rinon told me: ‘Rinon is already over 10 year old, so Rinon is not a kid anymore.’.

I think that a 10 year old is still a kid, but in truth, Rinon is keeping tabs of her sister’s expenses, earning herself, and she is already skilled at housechores.

If she were in Japan, she would be an incredibly level-headed girl.

I don’t want to compare her to my 10 year old self, I would feel pathetic after all.

“Even if you say so, it doesn’t sit right to speak with the two Demon Lord candidates in the same way as I speak with my followers.” (Makoto)

“I didn’t really tell you to speak with me casually though.” (Lucia)

Lucia-san is hard to deal with in a different meaning.

This one responds with a smile when I speak to her, but that smile of hers feels completely business-like.

But aside from that, there’s no other action.

When I glance at her expression for a bit, I could see that she also had a discouraged expression at times.

From the four successors, she is the one that looks like a military person the most, so maybe she is displeased in guiding a merchant.

“Sorr–” (Makoto)

“You are…” (Lucia)

Interrupting my apology, Lucia-san speaks to me for the first time without a smile.

“Y-Yes?” (Makoto)

“A person that has been recognized by my mentor Io, and also my father and Lord Zef who excels in magic and spear.” (Lucia)

Hm?

So it is not like she is angry?

It feels like she is in ill humour, and yet, the contents of her words are just…

“It is vexing, but I still can’t measure the limits of your power, or how much it is at all. But if you have that much power, don’t you think you should learn to have more pride and attitude befitting that power?” (Lucia)

“Pride and attitude huh.” (Makoto)

Is she telling me to appeal by saying things like: ‘I am strong!’?

“Most of the strong people have reached that strength by defeating many. Then isn’t the duty of the strong to engrave their feelings and accumulated experience, and act confidently? But you are actually trying to hide that power. I can’t comprehend that, and I can’t consent to it.” (Lucia)

“Lucia-anesama, that way of speaking is rude towards Raidou-dono.” (Sari)

“Sari, you have a tolerant mind like Rona, so you can endure it, but for me, I can’t bear the way Raidou-dono acts. I find it hard to believe that my mentor Io was defeated by someone like this. He most likely used an underhanded…” (Lucia)

Maybe she doesn’t like me, because she is the disciple of Io.

I see.

It is certainly true that sending him flying with a Rocket Punch can be considered an underhanded method.

I did accept the friendly match, so as long as I properly proof my ability in the fight, I feel like I can clear the misunderstanding.

“The weak really do bark a lot.”

“…What did you say just now, follower-dono?” (Lucia)

Mio?!!

Since when did you return from the food cart?!

Mio who had both hands filled with snacks, cuts into the words of Lucia-san..

“You are not even in a position to speak about this and that of Waka-sama, and don’t even have the power, and yet, only your words are splendid huh. That’s all I said-desu.” (Mio)

Your words are harsh, Mio.

Lucia-san is trembling.

I don’t even need to try reading her emotion, it is clearly anger.

Would it be bad if I don’t stop it?

But I kinda feel it is unnatural.

Hm, in these moments, it is better to take a step back and increase my field of vision as much as possible.

I will take care of not acting by reflex.

…Ah, it is Sari.

She is way too silent.

It is strange that she only tried to control the situation by doing a light interruption.

Maybe it is all a play?

Or could it be that Lucia-san’s speech and conduct are real, but Sari is plotting something?

From how the conversation went, it seems like Sari is similar to Rona, so it might be possible.

Then I should be careful that Mio doesn’t go way too overboard…

“…I have done my best in training everyday under the tutelage of Io and Reft, two Demon Generals. Since the day I grasped a sword, there hasn’t been a single day when I haven’t trained. And Mio-dono is saying that I am weak? If you don’t take back those words, I will take this as an insult.” (Lucia)

She is seriously angry.

I think.

As I thought, maybe Sari is really the one utilizing this situation.

Don’t hurry it. Calmly look over the transition of the situation.

“Reft…You are receiving instructions from a person of that level-desu ka? I am sorry for the rudeness. It seems like it wasn’t even a point of being weak or strong, but simple wailing of a baby. I wasn’t mature enough. I take back what I said-desu wa.” (Mio)

“It is an insult huh.” (Lucia)

“Ara? Didn’t you hear me saying that I take it back? Do you have ears?” (Mio)

…Mio has gotten better at stirring things up.

Women are scary.

If I was told that using my bow was playing with a toy, I would most likely get angry by reflex.

“Get ready. There’s no need to wait for the friendly match. I will confirm that strength of yours here.” (Lucia)

“You will gaze upon your own figure that will not be able to recover anymore, and regret your rude remarks of Waka-sama.” )

An atmosphere that things have gone to a critical point was enveloping the surroundings.

I even feel like sparks are flying.

Yeah, this is as far as it goes.

Let’s stop it.

There’s still something that is in my mind after all.

Sari seems to be seriously looking over the situation and has not noticed, and Shiki seems to have already made a slight investigation about it.

“Hold it.” (Makoto)

“?!!”

“…Uh, Waka-sama.” (Mio)

I restrain both of their bodies by grabbing them with the magic armor that is currently invisible.

Mio can escape if she wanted to, but she understood what I was trying to do, so she didn’t escape.

Lucia-san was… not only unable to escape, it also seems like she doesn’t understand what is restraining her in the first place.

I grabbed her the moment before she drew her weapon, so physically speaking, she can’t move at all.

“Lucia-san, Sari-san, my companion has been rude, I apologize in her stead. And Lucia-san, even without drawing your sword in the middle of the city, we intend to participate in the friendly match, so please wait until tomorrow. More importantly, I have something that has been slightly bothering me for a while now.” (Makoto)

“Raidou-dono, this restrain…is it your doing?” (Lucia)

“Yes.” (Makoto)

“…At what moment were you able to use such a spell?” (Lucia)

“I will release it soon. But first of all, there’s something I want to ask the two of you. I believe that those two big temples that are lined up are the temples of the Spirits, but is that place always ‘like that’?” (Makoto)

“Eh?!!”

“What?!!!!”

Achaaa…

This atmosphere, it feels like some sort of incident is happening?

The two of them look at that ‘distortion’, and seem to be surprised.

At the place where I pointed my finger at, at the place where the two temples are lined up, the landscape at its surrounding seems to be distorted.

It was an unnatural feeling, like seeing something through the filter of a camera.

It looked like the place where the Spirits are supposed to be, so I thought it normally looked like this, but it seems that’s not the case.

I release the hands that were grabbing Mio and Lucia-san.

“Shiki, did you find out anything?” (Makoto)

“I can feel thick Spirit power. The power of fire and earth. It is rising as if trying to compete with each other, meshing with the surroundings, and seems to be affecting it. I don’t know the reason of it yet.” (Shiki)

So the power of the Spirits is so thick that it is distorting the landscape huh.

It wouldn’t surprise me much if this were a secluded region, but it is right in the middle of the city.

I feel like this is a serious matter.

“Just in case I will ask but, it is not always like this, right?” (Makoto)

“Of course. If it were always like that, it would be a struggle to even go there to pray.” (Lucia)

“This is the first time I have seen it become like this.” (Sari)

Good grief.

It would be better to return to the castle and report to Zef-san.

“Then we should go report to his Majesty. The faster the better.” (Makoto)

“No, wait.” (Lucia)

“Please wait.” (Sari)

“?”

I think I did a reasonable opinion, and yet, the two of them stopped me.

Lucia and Sari look at each other and nod.

“Raidou-dono, by the name of the Demon Lord’s children, I assure your safety. I want to enter the temple like this to investigate. Can I ask for your cooperation?” (Sari)

“I concur with my sister’s words. As an apology for the rudeness just now, we will show you our strength, and we will also protect you.” (Lucia)

“No, if it is something important, I think that having his Majesty decide is more important.” (Makoto)

“…I don’t see people inside the distorted space. This is probably something planned. The Spirit temple is a popular place for us you see. In normal circumstances, it would be impossible that no one’s there at daytime. There’s only a restricted amount of people that know that we will be heading there today. In that case, this is…” (Sari)

“It might be the order of his Majesty telling us to deal with this situation. Raidou-dono, please.” (Lucia)

The younger sister complements the words of the elder one.

But if there’s some sort of coup d’etat going inside there, it would be no joke.

Even if he is the Demon Lord, would he really put the successors in a dangerous situation when there’s an army he can mobilize in this city?

Or maybe he is trying to make us do something as well?

If I comply here, I will be able to obtain a bit of good will from them, but it also feels like it will become messy.

“…Yeah.”

“Waka-sama, it may be presumptuous of me to say this, but in this abnormal situation, if there’s citizens dragged in it, it would be terrible. The residents that are supposed to be passing their lives out of harm’s way, it would be bad if by any chance, they were to lose their life. Lucia-dono and Sari-dono must be saying all this because of a sense of responsibility as successors of the Demon Lord, so I think that it would be good to listen to their proposal.” (Shiki)

Shiki…

This is not like Shiki. It is quite a humane speech.

Regarding the residents of the demon race, not only Mio, even Shiki most likely thinks of them as being worth as much as dirt.

At the very least, it felt that way in all the conversations we have had till now.

And yet, he suddenly says something that was as if stating lives are heavier than the world.

“Shiki, did you go crazy or something? For us, no matter how many people in this city die, it would be of no consequence. Only these two want to save them, and it is actually a bother to Waka-sama-desu. AL-SO! You must have heard the rude-beyond-belief words of this woman, didn’t you? There’s no need to accommodate to their circumstances.” (Mio)

Mio has said too much.

Way too much.

“Mio-dono, it is true that those words of hers were rude. But, right now we should forget about such trifle, and secure the safety of the demon residents as fast as possible which would show Waka-sama’s good will towards the demon race. Waka-sama is not a person that would think of people’s lives as a bother.” (Shiki)

Did he reach some sort of enlightenment?

But his expression and the light in his eyes are the same Shiki.

Hm…then, let’s try betting on it.

To tell the truth, I did consider it slightly bothersome, so I wanted to ignore it. But instead of concurring with Mio that has made an extreme statement, it would be better to concur with Shiki who has made a humane statement. In this occasion, it might become a plus.

“Mio, bear with it please. It is something that’s happening in the middle of the city, so since Lucia-san and Sari-san feel like this is an emergency that demands this sort of action, we as the guests should not go against it. They did say that they will be protecting us, so let’s continue on like this.” (Makoto)

“…If Waka-sama says so, I don’t mind. I will protect Waka-sama, so there won’t be any danger anyways.” (Mio)

“Great judgment, Waka-sama. I will also be protecting Waka-sama with all I have.” (Shiki)

“Thanks, both of you. Lucia-san, Sari-san, just as scheduled, we will be counting on you to guide us to the temple.” (Makoto)

“I am grateful, Raidou-dono. I apologize for my previous rudeness.” (Lucia)

“Thanks, Raidou-dono. I promise you that I will have you return without any injuries, even if I have to risk my life.” (Sari)

What exaggerated words.

It really doesn’t feel like the words of a kid.

The gap with her appearance is incredibly.

I look at the temples that are within the swaying landscape.

I wonder how strong a High Spirit is.

In case it ends up in a fight, I should have my bow Azusa ready at any given time.

I was able to fight pretty well with Athena-sama, so I think I will be able to handle this.

There’s no way they are stronger than Gods after all.

Well, it should be fine.

The chances are low, but it might be like a welcoming of the Spirits.

The Goddess is like that, so it wouldn’t be strange if anything happened.

Let’s hope it is some sort of surprise for welcoming us.

“Then, let’s go.”

“Now then, I will be opening a path to enter. Please wait for a bit.” (Sari)

From here on it’s the distorted space. When I suggested we enter, Sari answered me.

Mio was about to say something, but I stop her.

‘Can’t we just enter from here? It feels like we can though.’, is probably what Mio was going to say as well, so I stopped her.

Sari faces the space and concentrates. She makes a long chant and is interfering with it.

“Sari-dono seems to be a proficient magician. Even though you are still young, you have amazing potential.” (Shiki)

“Thanks, Shiki-dono. She may be my little sister, but she is a talented mage that even within the demon race, there’s few who can teach her magic. She is not specialized in barriers, but she will definitely open a path.” (Lucia)

Shiki and Lucia-san were speaking of that topic in a low voice.

Lucia-san is definitely a swordswoman, so one would be a swordswoman and the other a magician huh.

I don’t know if they are related by blood, but those two would be able to team up as vanguard and rear.

“…Okay, open!” (Sari)

As if acting in concert to Sari’s words, a part of the swaying space was cut open.

It is small, but we can somehow pass through.

At the other side, it isn’t distorted and the same landscape is seen.

“Well done, Sari.” (Lucia)

“This much is obvious.” (Sari)

It is a pleasant conversation between sisters.

Then, let’s quickly cross.

“It is a bit narrow. Let’s widen it.” (Shiki)

“Waka-sama, enter from here.” (Mio)

I was thinking about continuing, but two voices reach my ears.

There was no need to say, it was Shiki and Mio.

Shiki instantly expands the opening that Sari-san had opened.

Mio’s hand had shot darkness, eroding the distortion of space, and made an entrance that was a lot bigger than Shiki’s.

“…”

“…”

Lucia-san and Sari were silent.

They were silent, but it was a silence that said a lot.

“Shiki, I have already created a path for Waka-sama to take, so you can use that one with the other girls.” (Mio)

“Since they went through the trouble of opening it already, we should use…No, it doesn’t seem like we will be appearing at a different location anyways, so there should be no problem in having two openings.” (Shiki)

Shiki complies in an instant.

“Now now, the objective is to confirm the situation of the temple, so let’s get along.” (Makoto)

My words felt somewhat futile.

…By the way, I entered from the opening that Mio made.

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      1. Probably had somethin to do with the information Rona “let slip” it appears to me that Shiki is intentionally going along with the demon races plans for maybe some sort of beneficial agreement later on.

      2. the way I see it, it was a way of Shiki bringing them up(sisters) only to bring them down hard later. As seen by how he was the first to smirk/ridicule at Sari’s spell then ultimately overwrite her effort, effortlessly, along with allowing Mio to showoff. All that happened just after Lu bragged about her Sister.

  2. XD As usual, Makoto’s faction pisses on on the other side’s efforts and pride. That was a very refreshing piece of comedy.

    On the topic of his followers, they really did show some interesting sides this chapter, didn’t they? We have Mio, who was, as noted by Makoto, SAVAGE AS F*CK. Seriously, where did she learn to goad others into a fight? She’s just gaining new skills left and right it looks like.
    And then there’s Shiki. …You know, it’s often glossed over because he’s in the shadow of two even bigger monsters, but Shiki actually has no remorse for the living-as you’d expect from a lich. That makes his “Let’s minimize the loss of life!” facade all the creepier though.

    Oh. And I didn’t really think about it before now, but it seems Makoto is still in touch with Toa and Co. between chapters, considering he’s noticed that Rinon’s physically maturing. Kind of an odd detail, but it’s only dirty if we make it dirty. I sort of wish we saw a little more of that-like what ever happened with the dagger subplot? But oh well.

      1. Wait, what? When did that come up? If you’re talking about the guy Lancer killed during his fight with Shiki or the group Io killed on the way to Hibiki, those weren’t Toa and Co, as far as I’m aware.

      2. As Psychronia mentions, that’s only people who accepted Hibiki’s invitation. It’s unlikely that Toa, who has a little sister to take care of, would leave her comfy position as top in Tsige where she can handle herself and earn money easily to follow the hero for more profit/fame. Others, sure, but Toa’s main concern is her younger sister. There’s still a sizable section of Kuzunoha there, so she wouldn’t necessarily feel like leaving.

        1. Well, my mind was actually on her being unwilling to leave until she retrieved her heirloom dagger, actually.

          Since she seems less dependable and more reckless than Rinon..

  3. Thanks for the chap~!!!
    Lucia-san and Sari were silent.
    They were silent, but it was a silence that said a lot.

    Hahaha XD A hard slap in the face!
    Sari-chan sure take her time to open the path yet shiki and mio easly open it XD

  4. Thanks for the chapter!

    Spoiler-san said: “Raidou, Shiki and Mio will overwhelming the Spirits. Poor Sari and Lucia will only stay silent in agape watching them XD “

          1. Driver is common sense chan.. So that when the mc gets reincarnated to another world. Common sense chan will be raped.. Over and over again?… Hmmm.. I guess it’s really true that common sense chan is a big M..

      1. Spoiler-san took a week to recover in the best hospital in the 5th Dimension after Christmas. Anyway, Spoiler-san didn’t say those words, Raizu is trying to get Truck-kun to run over Spoiler-san for no reason this time.

    1. Well that kind of a spoiler is not even worth a spoiler anymore, it’s more like the usual route with Raidou. The rule of thumb.
      And it is also possible the spirits is in ‘heat’ because of Raidou is visiting them.

    2. How is this even a spoiler?!
      It’s like saying “the spirits are making a fuss when a god in disguise is visiting them along some mortals” and then the spoiler being “the god will overwhelm them and the mortals common sense will be broken”

  5. Mio is as Hilarious as always xD

    Sari – Long chant – Open a small door.
    Mio – BOOOOM – Now enter!

    Hahaha

    1. I would probably equate it to picking a lock for a minute, then having the person you’re trying to invite in unscrew the hinges to the door, then having that person’s companion break down the back door with a kick.

      1. Or maybe…spending time picking the lock and opening the door only for it to be arrested partway by a security chain. Then having a companion of your guest casually break the chain before opening the door all the way. And finally the other companion just breaks down the wall. Forget the door.

        1. Wait, wait. Since the path was small, it goes: Picking the lock to a window, then someone opening the door while disregarding the lock, then someone breaking a wall while disregarding the door.

  6. oooh a birthday update just in time, thanks so much^^
    and what a convenient “3rd party incident” to mindbreak the 2 princesses with >:D
    i wonder, is lucia going to apologize to and acknowledge mio-oneesama even before the friendly match? she really should’ve taken the hint with how scared reft was of mio and been at least wary though…

    1. I don’t know why, but I kinda like Lucia. Maybe it’s because she seems to be bluntly honest, which is refreshing after all the other characters that have been appearing recently.

      It’s not her fault that Makoto got so strong without having to defeat piles of enemies for exp. A normal person would be pretty cocky after beating so many people at that point.

      ….Actually, from a certain perspective, doesn’t Makoto have more losses than wins when it comes to fights he considers actual fights? He got locked in an illusion against Shen and the fight “ended” by the time he broke out, he passed out against the Black Spider of Calamity after seducing her with his thick delicious magical power, he barely escaped Sophia with only a little “pestering”, he “wasn’t even Athena’s opponent”…

      1. The Level of Opponents Makoto Fight’s are on calamity level at the very least so if you think about it in a way those opponents which can literally annihilate almost everything they fought wouldn’t even equate to the amount of corpses anyone can pile I mean if those people fight with normal people of that worth not even corpses would be left behind so there won’t even be a pile of corpses…

      2. @Yurika
        so you are saying Makoto isn’t calamity level that time? he may be a greenhorn but his powers are pretty much at the upper tier in being abnormal. If Makoto fights or sparred with normal people then its the same situation like you said, only this time, Makoto is the calamity and normies be the opponent.

        In which case, having faced entities of equal or higher rank than him is actually quite beneficial for him.

      3. That’s true. Makoto slaps an annoying individual off into the distance (like Io) or “”calms them down”” (as with the Sand Wave dragon): the audience considers those things as “fights”, Makoto doesn’t. Makoto’s only “real fights” are with actual gods or higher-level, mythic beings; if he considers those all “losses”, then that would explain why he can become too humble/a doormat. Heck, he even felt a bit ashamed for curb-stomping Trashmoki. Makoto tries his best not to stand out because he sees cultivated skills/abilities as more deserving, and doesn’t engage in combat until he feels he actually needs to: the epitome of your average modern Japanese.

      4. I agree, a honest character feels rather refreshing with all this scheming and foreshadowing going on. However, that was a terrible moment to be honest. If makoto wasn’t there to calm mio down, she would have shared the same fate as that hoplace kid.

        It’s a matter of perspective really. If the fight with shen would have continue, makoto would have defeated shen. But tomoe became captivated with his existence and submitted. The same applies with mio. She just couldn’t live a normal black calamity spider life after having a taste of his “thick delicious magical power ” ( i cannot read that in a non erotic way 😣).

        1. She’s (presumably from my impression of her) just the right combination of good-meaning, sincere, straightforward, and disciplined to have a nice conversation with.
          …Ah. I know. Lucia seems fun because of her honesty also because that means we get much more apparent indications of Raidou’s party defying her common sense.

          Regarding the fights, yeah, if the fights continued, Makoto would’ve won, but I think the point here is that it was ended while leaving him with the feeling of defeat. In a sense, “running away with your victory”.

          I wonder what other adjectives could we attach to Makoto’s magical power?

  7. thanks for the chapter XD
    Am not sure if Lucia’s little rant was genuine or not, but am 100% sure Mio’s anger was the really deal.

    1. mio doesn’t think anything complicated other than cooking after all… it’s tomoe and shiki’s specialty mio just think by instinct and would only use her brain if she wants to cook something she is interested in…

      1. Yeah, if Raidou try to open it, it’s likely to be destroyed because of how fragile it is, not to mention he still activate his magic body, he would lose control of his magic slightly and destroy it by mistake.

      2. Well, that’s only due to the technicality of “opening a barrier” being “create an absence of barrier in front of you”.

        I bet even Makoto could open a door without breaking a house normally. 😀

      3. Considering how out of standard he is, he could have just walked through the distortion without making a path. I mean could the distortion created by spirits affect his sekai which is divinity.

  8. IMO, shiki made a humane statement because he want to show kuzunoha comp. power to demon lord daughters.
    we can pity them just standing in the corner in silent

    1. Considering that they’re planning on fighting them the next day. It would have happen anyway, so might as well get it over with quickly.

  9. People’s reactions to the ‘unknown’ and how they measure the ‘unknown’ power shows much on their personality. Arrogant ones always dismiss it easily as cheap tricks, Those craving power will dive at it, Cowards lose their minds, but the wise and experienced look at it with caution and try to look at it without being dyed in its colors. Well one of the best example I saw about someone trying to analyse unknown power was Accelarator(To Aru series) trying to analyse Aiwass’ unknown vectors to no avail.

  10. Thanks for the chapter, Reigo-senpai.

    Spoiler-san is late because his vessel way playing Fallout Shelter on his new smart phone. But anyway, Spoiler-san is here. Spoiler-san can promise that the next chapter is no disappointment. Also, one of those two daughters will be joining the harem in a sense. But Spoiler-san cannot tell everyone much more because of Truck-kun.

    *Truck-kun comes a running*

    See, Spoiler-san has to run now for even saying that much.

    *Spoiler-san starts running*

          1. This is a translation of a Japanese Web Novel. Like with light novels, manga, and anime, the MC is not allowed to refuse the harem. It’s a general rule.

          2. Yeah, I know. I’m just saying that I don’t accept something as a harem until the MC accepts the multiple partners throwing themselves their way. Vagueness doesn’t count.

            It was sorta my way to weed out the countless generic harem stories during that era of generic harem stories.

      1. I totally agree with Psy there.

        But well, this was supposed to be a rhetoric… sarcasm of some sort. Seeing you guys take it seriously made me feel bad. lol

    1. Wait what….. that doesnt make sense. Dragon then Spider then undead….. harem no 4 should be a spirit not another weak demon

  11. No matter the measure, there’s always a limit cap. In case of Makoto, his limit cap expand everytime he expand Asura, and along with Experience Add-on while he on the journey( a little hint that his experience in the wolrd multiple by 100 in Asura), therefore, his limit cap is almost immesureable, almost. And since he can go solo against Godness of war Athena, that’s understandable that they afraid of him.
    And Mio is indeed savage as F*ck.
    Oh, and we probably have Shiki old rival/enemy/friend as one( or both)of the high spirit.

    1. what? he’s already far exceeded the cap of hyumans every time makoto uses the bow he goes through a near death experience increaseing his power

  12. This chapter red is early. THANKS!!😁😁 For a moment there I wasn’t sure what happened to Shiki for a while.
    Well let’s see how things will proceed.😁 A new servant maybe?🤔

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

      — “The weak really do bark a lot.” —
      Mio drop the bomb!!
      XD…

      — Shiki instantly expands the opening that Sari-san had opened.

      Mio’s hand had shot darkness, eroding the distortion of space, and made an entrance that was a lot bigger than Shiki’s. —
      Yup, they’r Makoto follower…
      XD…

      A little typo?
      rude remarks of Waka-sama.” )
      rude remarks of Waka-sama.” (Mio) ???

  13. Thanks for the chapter
    I wonder if we will ever see Mio and Tomoe getting serious again.
    Kinda curious how much powerful they are after Makoto keep expanding his MP

  14. Thanks for the chapter!! <3 And just my speculation.. The distortion made by the spirits, are probably the Spirits competing with each other on which, who would be the ones would Makoto go to first and appeal to him.. ^_^

  15. Obrigado kai-senpai.

    Makoto está aprendendo a lidar com as mulheres do seu lado kkkk principalmente para yandere mio, agora quer ver as reações na hora do duelo, sério kai-senpai começar o dia com um capítulo parece que ele torna-lo mais brilhante ahahahh

  16. Thanks for the chapter Reigo-san!!

    I hope you are not overexerting yourself because of the sponsored chapter…, just take care of yourself… We all know what will happen if you go sick in the midst of this arc….

  17. Hahaha that was a great chapter, and I especially like the comments it spawned. 🙂

    That said, I haven’t seen it mentioned, but when Makoto was faced with choosing between Mio’s and Shiki’s suggestions, am I the only one who thought about those multiple-choice conversations in cRPG’s?

    Mio: “Meh. We shouldn’t bother with this. Why should we care about the well-being of locals?”

    Shiki: “We should investigate this. It’s possible it could endanger the lives of the people who live here.”

    Makoto, what do you want to do?

    === (Agree with Mio)
    === (Agree with Shiki) |+++|
    === (Agree partially with both)
    === (Agree with neither)

    Makoto: “I agree with you Shiki.”

    You relations with Shiki improved by 5.
    Your relations with Mio worsened by 2.
    Your relations with the Demon Race improved by 10.

    —-

    From that point on I kept thinking of the chapter in terms of an RPG. Especially when he had to choose which opening to use.

  18. “If I was told that using my bow was playing with a toy, I would most likely get angry by reflex.” – Makoto
    Well, I wonder who will provoke him first…

  19. Would have been better if they keep on competing on who have the bigger hole then Makoto got impatient and destroy the whole thing to stop them from wasting time.

  20. Thanks for the chapter! Choosing Mio’s entrance was a wise decision, he already went against her once just before after all x).

  21. Thanks for the translation, is always good to se Mio bullying someone, it crack me up. Lucia must be thanking Makoto rigth this moment realizing how deep in s****t she was earlier, trying to figth mio!!!

      1. I was thinking that exact same thing. You know, it was said that the amount of magic Makoto needed to have in order to create that lake was more than a spirit already….so…They might as well be low class spirits to Makoto at this point.

  22. Ah, both Moonlit Journey and the Experimental Log of the Crazy Lich had super funny cliffhangers today… so not fair! I wanna see what happens next in both stories! I wanna I wanna I wanna!

    *Throws a little boy’s tantrum*

    *cough*

    Thanks for the chapter. Do I have to kill a puppy in some dark altar to get the next chapter tomorrow? I think I’m gonna give it a try anyway.

  23. Woah~

    CAT FIGHT~

    Shots FIRED~

    Thanks for the chapter~

    PS. Seeing of this, I have a feeling the spirits are somewhat ecstatic in regards to meeting Makoto. Wonder if the temple trip would go well… Also, when will Shiki’s identity as the Lich who was Rona’s previous acquaintance be finally revealed?

    1. Those spirits chose the demon race but they are still related to Bug so I’m not sure if they are thrilled to meet Makoto or scared and trying to kill him.

      1. The fire and earth spirits are actually detested by the Bug since they took the side of demons in the war. I think they’re just excited to see Makoto :3

  24. I hope we are getting the bonus chapter tomorrow cause I am too exited, we finally get to curb stomp some spirits if they think they are some big shit.

  25. Thanks for the chapter.

    Although I would be really glad if you mind context, sentence order and using of words more carefully.

    “They are not our allies only, but they are generous people that don’t hesitate in assisting us”
    The way it worded this sentence can have three meaning:
    1. Spirits are NOT allies of demons, but still generous enough to help demons.
    2. Spirits ARE allies of demons, but it specifically pointed out that they allied NOT ONLY with demons, but with someone else as well.
    3. Spirits ARE allied with demons and it specifically pointed out that they much more helpful than required from simple allies.
    After some deliberation, I think that number 3 is the right meaning,but that wasn’t what first comes to mind. And all this ambiguity comes because you placed word “only” after word “allies”. Should it be “They are not ONLY (or better SIMPLY / JUST) our allies, but …” there won’t be any problem.

    “Raidou-dono, the guides this one told you a while ago are waiting at the main gate”
    “A while ago” emphasize that it was a certain (somewhat long) amount of time. Why not use “before” instead? Also, you forgot “about”. It should be “…the guides this one told you ABOUT…”

    “I see off Zef-san”
    The right form is to “see SOMEBODY off” not to “see off SOMEBODY”.

    “I ask Shiki who came to call me, and ask him about Mio who I can’t see”.
    Why “ask” two times? Also, why he “can’t see”, like it physically impossible or some circumstances actively preventing it? Maybe it should be something like “I ask Shiki, who came to call me, about Mio, who I don’t see here.”

    “That’s where we are putting most of our efforts in.”
    You are using two words with the same meaning here. Because “where” and “in” both mean direction in this context. So either “in” should be gone, or instead of “where” it should be “what”.

    “The residents that are supposed to be passing their lives out of harm’s way, it would be bad if by any chance, they were to lose their life.”
    You do know that “pass” could mean “die”, do you not? Why not replace “passing” by “living” or “going by” and “to lose their life” simply by “die”?

    “And yet, he suddenly says something that was as if stating lives are heavier than the world.”
    “That was as if” So many word where “like” would be sufficient.

    [“Sari-dono seems to be a proficient magician. Even though you are still young, you have amazing potential.” (Shiki)

    Shiki and Lucia-san were speaking of that topic in a low voice.]
    If Shiki and Lucia only talking to each other, then the second sentence in Shiki’s speach should be “Even though SHE is still young, she has amazing potential”.

    “…to team up as vanguard and rear.”
    Oh, really? Or maybe like “front line and ass” (please, excuse my crude language). 🙂
    In my humble opinion intented meaning was “vanguard and rearGUARD”.

  26. “Regarding the residents of the demon race, not only Mio, even Shiki most likely thinks of them as being worth as much as dirt.”

    So he was aware of it…….

    “To tell the truth, I did consider it slightly bothersome, so I wanted to ignore it.”

    They’re a baaaaaad influence on him. Still better than some do-gooder protag though, who saves the day just to show everyone what a great person he is.

    Mio makes things more interesting since she knows no restraint, but she really should work out that it’s stuff like that which makes it hard for him to see her as a love interest. Japanese men generally prefer modest, considerate girls, who will go out of their way not to cause any trouble for people close to them. People in japan tend to work to put on their best face to the world and especially to people they like romantically. They’d generally be afraid of doing something that would make their love interest dislike or hate them.
    On the other hand showing your flaws without restraint and troubling the other person without really caring or noticing, is something more like what a close relative would do. Hence, with the way they act he totally ends up seeing Tomoe and Mio as troublesome sisters, much like his real ones who were implied to have pushed him around and done their own thing back home. Hence why Makoto hasn’t formed a harem yet. He can’t see those two as anything but family, and only considered that maybe it would be okay to grant Mio’s wish when he was pretty intoxicated. And they won’t let any other girl get the chance to seduce him. Hence why despite being a godlike power in the fantasy world, he still got the DT. Even Satou got to visit professional ladies from time to time……
    Poor guy.

    Thanks for the chapter Reigokai!

  27. i think makoto should have a talk with mio about her little temper trouble regarding the way ppl look at him she is a little too yandererish (not sure if it the right terme but that the only one i can think of)

    1. Nah, she’s great. Makoto doesn’t have it in him to tell people to F- off. Or at least it takes a lot before he does so (like with Tomoki, where he conveyed his dissatisfaction quite eloquently).

      Mio can say what needs to be said, and get all the dissatisfaction that would otherwise be directed towards Makoto. Something she doesn’t mind, since she doesn’t really care about anyone other than Makoto.

      That’s one of Mio’s roles, I suppose.

      I think it goes like this:
      – Tomoe is the Spymaster / General.
      – Shiki is the Advisor / Specialist.
      – Mio is the Enforcer / Chef (or Steward?).

      Actually, I would like to nominate Mio as Makoto’s Anger Translator as well. 😀

      1. Shiki is related to Rona in the past, so he might have superspy skills too.

        Mio is … the spiderwoman who’s always hungry and jelly.

  28. That was a great chapter !

    “Mio’s hand had shot darkness, eroding the distortion of space, and made an entrance that was a lot bigger than Shiki’s.” AHAHAHAHAHAHAH ! Simple is the best !

    But when did that Spider leaned to pick a fight ?! That Snake did a good job ! AHAHAHAHAHAHAH !
    Well, that armors’ fetishist was asking for it…Too bad, she’s gonna end as a rival !

    Hum…The spirits are competing against each other over MC-chan ? I wonder… Curvaceous earth or hot volcano. Tch ! I can’t decide, I’ll take the two !

    Not to forget the match ! Don’t forget to show him how friendly you can get. With your fist of course !
    Ah ! Things are getting exciting !

    Thanks for your work !

  29. “But if you have that much power, don’t you think you should learn to have more pride and attitude befitting that power?” (Lucia)
    tell him Lucia tell hiiiiim moare!!!!

    “The weak really do bark a lot.”
    Mio is just tha BEST!!

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