Chapter 212: Drowsiness of the Victor

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“I understand… Makoto-kun pushed away my serious emotions of the several millions of lives that I have been entrusted with. From what I was shown, I felt like he was a lot more scary than that Goddess.” (Hibiki)

After Makoto left from the passage, Hibiki was left alone.

A self-depreciating mutter came from her mouth.

“I am seriously the type that stumbles when it counts the most.” (Hibiki)

The fight with Io.

Remembering the invitations she did to Mio and Lime, Hibiki makes a wry smile.

She felt as if the important things were slipping from her hands, an irritating feeling.

The wind passes in between the fingers of her opened hand.

She felt as if it was a feeling similar to this.

Her self-depreciation continued.

“If we lose to the demon race, that’s the end; if we lose in the war against Tomoki, it will be the end as well; and if Makoto-kun goes haywire, it will be the end too huh. What an incredible situation. The last one has a narrow chance of hope though. A world without the Goddess huh… Thinking about the current state, it will most definitely become a warring era with the flood of the small countries, so it wouldn’t change the fact that it will be despairing.” (Hibiki)

A disastrous image appears in the mind of Hibiki, and disappears.

Winning against the demon race, shutting the Empire, and on top of that, restrain Makoto with something aside from power.

After doing all that would Hibiki finally be able to begin with her objective.

Just like what she said about it being an incredible situation, it is practically close to impossible.

Even so, Hibiki can’t just withdraw.

“Even so, I have to do my best till the end. Believing in me, many have died. For the sake of my objective, I have killed many. There’s also people like Naval that have sacrificed themselves. I can’t give up. I have to struggle.” (Hibiki)

As an awakened one from the world transfers, she has obtained the ability to change the conception of others into power.

Because of that point as well, she is aware of the innumerable cord-like feelings that have been placed on her.

The lives that have been entrusted to her, and the lives she has taken away; while having those in mind, Hibiki fights.

Hibiki felt that she has the obligation to do her best until the last moment of her life.

That’s why she can’t just push them aside.

Even if the other party is someone with power that can easily cut apart those feelings.

“Seriously…being a hero is quite the worthwhile position.” (Hibiki)

For Hibiki, the Goddess is the person that has provided her with this environment.

That’s why Hibiki feels a set amount of gratitude towards her.

But that’s all there’s  to it.

Hibiki’s impresion of her was like that of the first person that had found her.

Sadly to say, she is a type that is hard to respect as a superior, and there’s several problems with her as well.

But as a numerical value, she provides benefits, so it is someone that can’t be cut off and there’s no choice but to just accept it.

It is something like that.

Thinking until there, Hibiki sighs.

“Hah…If I could change the religion I am shouldering, I think it would be easier to have Makoto-kun instead of the Goddess. Even if he were to be treated as a God, by using the front of worshipping, it can be hidden in many ways. But even when he said such outrageous things, the only strong reactions I got from him were with the Goddess, and…his discrimination towards hyumans. He doesn’t have a purpose. That boy doesn’t even have the intention of founding a nation. If he at least had something like that…” (Hibiki)

Hibiki could tell that the options for the future would increase a lot.

If Makoto were to become a king, if he were to announce that he would be founding a nation, the hyumans and demons wouldn’t be able to ignore it.

Because it would be a big problem that would force them to even stagnate this hatred-filled war in order to deal with it.

Anyone that has seen his power would be able to tell.

Because it would mean that a country that surpasses all the currently existing countries in military power will be born all of a sudden.

At the very least, in the time that Makoto and his close aides are alive, they wouldn’t be able to enter a full-out war without that country, is what Hibiki thought.

“He doesn’t have the intentions to become a king or a God either. Because of that, his inability for authority is unconsciously showing, and thinks that the Goddess is an enemy of equal ground. I seriously don’t understand him…” (Hibiki)

Hibiki’s waist falls to the ground.

Hibiki sits in the cold corridor.

“My legs gave out…but that’s a given, right? If I made a mistake, I might have ended up dead cold right now at this place. Not only my spirit, even my body was enduring the fear huh.” (Hibiki)

An absolute strength.

Currently for Hibiki, that’s exactly what Misumi Makoto is.

The moment those straining feelings loosened, Hibiki’s body reminded her that.

What she wanted to ask, her invitation, and also, the confrontation she feared.

For Hibiki, the conversation just now was something she challenged with the feelings of standing on thin ice.

(He is already not in a dimension where I can think of him in human standards. Earthquake, tsunami, eruption, tornado…he is close to those. Fighting against him is not that realistic, but…as long as it is someone that moves with a will, I can’t ignore it. Seriously, he has become quite the monster.) (Hibiki)

Hibiki then notices.

That within herself, two things began to bother her.

The first one is something that she had already expected.

They were her own emotions after all.

(Then why I don’t obey him? If it’s just in military power, he surpasses that of a country; a monster in the skin of a human. No matter what Limia tries to do, they probably wouldn’t be able to beat him. Then there should be no other choice but to curry his favor, and yet…) (Hibiki)

The lights of the land near the castle she was looking at were few, and as she saw them grow sparse, Hibiki sunk into silence.

(…I see. It is hatred. I can’t forgive the demon race. They have burned many villages, killed many hyumans, and also my comrade…Naval as well. Ah, maybe that’s why.) (Hibiki)

Hibiki nodded a few times.

Facing your own emotions and controlling them.

It is something important, but difficult to do.

When those emotions turn so natural that they seemer deep into yourself, it becomes even harder to do.

Overcoming the death of a comrade is also a different matter.

Hibiki finally understood why she didn’t choose to completely curry favor on Makoto.

(Of course, I have killed many of them as well. Within them, there should have been people with comrades, family, and lovers. Even so, I hate the demon race. I see…so this is how it feels to be a concerned party. Is the hatred of war something so troublesome?) (Hibiki)

Hibiki was surprised that within her deepest self, hatred towards the demon race had piled up.

It is true that the demon race is the enemy, and there’s no doubt that they are a hateful enemy, but she didn’t know that it was binding her this much.

Since she thought she had it somewhat under control, this was shocking.

(To curry the favor of Makoto-kun, I would have to affirm his ideals even if it is only on the outside. In other words, it would become hard to continue the war. That’s why I…) (Hibiki)

In other words, she wished for the continuation of the war.

With her hand covering her mouth, Hibiki’s pair of eyes opened wide.

(That’s why I can’t. I want to bring down my enemy. That’s right. Until I kill Io, I…) (Hibiki)

Thinking about the reason why she wanted the war to continue, she reached an answer.

In the end, it was an incredibly personal reason, and Hibiki was amazed of herself.

Even though it was not funny at all, she felt a laugh coming out from within her throat.

After a while, the laughing stopped, but Hibiki didn’t stand up and was sitting just like that.

She was thinking about the other thing that was bothering her.

(I…what did I feel a sense of discomfort in? The moment I thought of Makoto-kun as a monster, I certainly felt it… Right, ‘refuge’! He said that when the world goes into chaos and turns into an End of the Century era, they could just go take refuge for a while. Why is there a need to take refuge? There’s no doubt that the world will fall into great chaos if the Goddess is defeated. But it is not a situation where individuals with power or organizations would take refuge. If it’s the Kuzunoha Company, it is realistically possible to even be able to become the number one company. But he said that he would be taking refuge.) (Hibiki)

That word coming from someone strong made Hibiki feel a sense of discomfort.

(Just that, when it comes from the mouth of Makoto, it doesn’t feel that strange. Refuge huh. A safe place. In other words, he has a place where no matter if the world has fallen into chaos, he is able to secure safety. That wouldn’t be his store. In the variant incident at Rotsgard, the Kuzunoha Company’s store was destroyed. Also, Rotsgard and Tsige won’t be spared from the chaos.) (Hibiki)

Hibiki lists out the places where Makoto has connections with.

Because she wanted to grasp even if a little bit more information of Makoto and his tendencies.

(! There is. The place that he arrived in when he came to this world. The border of the world. If he has a base in the deepest parts of that wasteland, it would signify that it is safe. They would be able to cut themselves away and live peacefully for years. For him who doesn’t think about calming the chaos himself, it is plenty possible.) (Hibiki)

She digs out the memory she had of Tsige where she went to train temporarily in.

She tries to remember as many stories of bases in the wasteland as possible.

And then, she arrives at one answer.

In the first place, those kind of talks are rare, and by elimination process, it was plenty possible to arrive at ‘that’ place.

“…The Mirage Town. I don’t want to think it is possible, but could it be, that’s the base of Makoto-kun -of the Kuzunoha Company?” (Hibiki)

A Mirage Town that a few number in Tsige have heard of.

In the end, Hibiki returned to Limia without going to that town.

But the more she thought about it, the closer she felt the relation between Kuzunoha Company and that Mirage Town.

“A mirage town located somewhere in the wasteland. If that’s his base, his first store being in Tsige begins to look like a splendid decoy. The wasteland is his base and has set up a store at Tsige. That’s right, if he already had a base by the time he left the wasteland and entered Tsige…” (Hibiki)

Hibiki noticed one other scary thing.

Her words stop unconsciously.

(For a base, the wasteland is just far. WAY too far! A base needs to be in a place where one can return in a short amount of time. His Majesty and prince Joshua said this when they returned from Rotsgard, that they have broken the long distance teleportation that the Kuzunoha Company was relying on… That’s a lie. It hasn’t been broken. They don’t use the merchant transportation method to ‘return’, they have in their hands a stable long-distance teleportation. Because they are able to take refuge after all.) (Hibiki)

Hibiki doesn’t know of Asora.

She does know that there’s a mirage town somewhere in the vast border of the world.

It would be impossible for her to be able to predict a parallel space, so even if it’s not a perfect correct answer, it was a guess that was close to what Makoto’s base is.

(If he is able to do business in this world while ignoring distance completely, it would be logical how he is able to have a store and has allowance to do peddling around the whole world. Yeah. Kuzunoha Company is like the Goddess, if I were to consider them an existence living on a different plane altogether… They declared that they didn’t have interest in the war, so there’s many ways to deal with this.) (Hibiki)

Hibiki thinks about how she will be interacting with the Kuzunoha Company.

At the same time, she was estimating the way to progress in the war with the demon race.

(It is slightly different from the request of Waterfall, but if I have Makoto-kun compromise that he won’t be destroying the world, it is still salvageable. If we are able to bring the advantages of Kuzunoha Company and him to the hyumans…next, as long as the demon race does a big move in the time that the Goddess is still okay, there’s the chance that it will turn advantageous for us. But well, the demon race is also hostile to the Goddess, so there’s not much for me to worry about in this part huh.)

Hibiki stands up.

She walks towards the opposite direction of the passage that Makoto walked away in.

Even when she knew Kuzunoha Company’s power to a certain degree, her eyes didn’t show the light of giving up, it reflected strength.

Makoto and Hibiki’s conversation, and Hibiki’s monologue. That one act had ended.

At one of the castle’s spires pretty far away from the passage, one shadow was sitting there.

It is the roof portion of the spire that shouldn’t have people to begin with.

The girl that was eavesdropping at the whole conversation of Makoto and Hibiki, first smiled with her mouth, and it spread all the way to her eyes.

“Ufufufu, a breakdown. That’s a given-desu. Waka-sama and Hibiki’s way of thinking about the current state was simply coincidentally similar after all. It has gone well.”

Makoto’s follower, Mio.

Mio had created a flow where it would lead to Makoto and Hibiki’s conversation, and induced it.

But she didn’t manipulate the result, and didn’t interfere in it either.

Mio was able to read to a certain degree what was going to happen if they were to clash their opinions.

“When I heard Tomoe-san’s assessment of Hibiki, it came to me. That it would be fine; that Waka-sama and her are not compatible. It is Hibiki who doesn’t know of what’s beneath, and Waka-sama who, in a sense, only looks from beneath. It was an obvious result-desu.” (Mio)

The assessment Mio heard from Tomoe.

It is something that even now Hibiki isn’t aware of, a subconscious part.

From what Tomoe said: Hibiki doesn’t know of the standing of the weak.

What Tomoe said of Hibiki was that: ‘She doesn’t understand the standing of the absolute weak. Because that girl believes that if they do their best, they will be able to bring about results-ja. No matter how they struggle it will be for naught, she doesn’t know that there are people that can only be weak. Well, she herself can do anything she tries to do, so since she is young, thinking that way can’t be helped~’.

And in truth, that’s what Hibiki thinks.

If you try till death, people will be able to bring about some results.

Of course, there’s many people in reality that can bring about ‘some’ results, but in society, there’s also a part that can’t do anything no matter what they try.

Not only the environment and the talent, there’s also cases where there’s external pressure they can’t go against.

But Hibiki, who clearly has not been a concerned party of these cases and even in Earth was born in a blessed household in Japan and with high talent, speaking about how much she understands of the current state, just like how Tomoe said, it is a part that can’t be helped.

On the other hand, Makoto doesn’t hold the point of view of a strong one.

Even in the parts of position and responsibility, he doesn’t understand in what stage he should be standing in.

Without any jokes and exaggeration, a responsibility that fits the strength of Makoto would be to act while thinking about the whole world in itself.

“It is because the more she learns, the more she doesn’t understand. That’s why, Hibiki is cautious towards Waka-sama. And so, because she is unable to bring him in, what they are trying to do is to exclude Waka-sama as much as possible from the war. But Waka-sama won’t consent.” (Mio)

Mio was laughing in a truly gleeful manner.

The figure of Mio laughing simple-mindedly below the moonlight felt like it had madness drifting about, and a dangerous beauty.

“That’s because Waka-sama doesn’t care if it’s hyuman of demi-human after all. He would help out the demi-humans that are troubled, but that’s all. What’s important for that personage is his own circle. And from the hyumans that I have seen, there was an abundance of idiots, so his preference turned into demi-humans, that’s all. It is so simple, and yet…everyone can’t understand it. That’s just strange-desu wa.” (Mio)

Mio looks at the true character of Makoto in that way.

That’s correct.

That’s why Makoto is still involving himself with hyumans, and at the same time, he has turned into a point where he can’t hold a wider field of vision no matter how much time passes.

“It is impossible to not get involved in the war. If there’s people troubled coming from it, Waka-sama will act. There’s no way he would think about what would happen in the future or the troublesome things that might come. There’s no need to match the pace of Hibiki who only thinks about big things like the future, the world. In the first place, that’s all empty dreams. Waka-sama most likely noticed it with this. To begin with, future things should be thought by the people of the future-desu wa. No matter what Waka-sama who lives in the present does, no matter what happens to the world because of it, it is simply an unavoidable destiny for the people that will be born later.” (Mio)

She once again voices out an unreasonable logic.

But Mio originally doesn’t care for anyone other than Makoto.

That’s why, for her. what makes Makoto happy is the correct thing to do.

If the noise is getting unbearable and her master is troubled, she wants to remove the seed of that distress.

The actions of Mio this time, were simply because of that.

Just that, Makoto takes in mind his surroundings way too much, to the point of overdoing it.

That’s why Mio moved slightly indirectly.

“The hyumans, the demons, and that one above, are really annoying. Waka-sama is saying that he doesn’t have any interest, so you should just go kill among yourselves as much as you want in a place that Waka-sama’s eyes don’t reach-desu. Seriously.” (Mio)

Mio disappearing from the spire, and those words, were done at almost the same time.

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“Eh? Isn’t that Priestess-san -ah no, Priestess-sama?”

“…”

Before arriving at my room, I encountered an unexpected person.

One member of Senpai’s party, the priestess of Lorel. If I remember correctly…her name was Chiya.

She looks like she is the same age as Rinon, so she is probably 12-13.

Even though it is already pretty late in the night, she was standing there as if lying in wait for me.

Her attire is also probably not the one she uses when going to sleep.

“Ehm…do you have business with me?” (Makoto)

She maintained her silence, but I ask her who has been staring at me all this time.

“I am the priestess of Lorel, my name is Chiya. First of all, I want to apologize for my impoliteness. I am very sorry.” (Chiya)

She lowers her head deeply.

The 90° type, the one that bends the body a lot.

“You suddenly collapsed, so please don’t mind it too much. I have heard a bit of the circumstances after all. Uhm, I would be happy if you were to tell me what you can about what you saw though.” (Makoto)

“It is not only for the matter of me collapsing. In the time of the dinner, I was unable to take part in it, not even once.” (Chiya)

“Your physical condition was not good, so it didn’t affect my mood. It is something that can’t be helped.” (Makoto)

It is true that in the dinners, I was together with Senpai and prince Joshua a lot, but I haven’t been together with the priestess once.

In one instance, there was clearly a seat prepared for her and even the meal was prepared, and yet, she didn’t come.

At that time, it was a probably a ‘maybe’ case, but if her condition is not good, there should be no responsibility taken in not being able to attend to a dinner. Even when she is this young, she is quite the level-headed girl.

“Thank you very much. My impoliteness can be taken as the impoliteness of Lorel, so it is great that you say that.” (Chiya)

But she is so stiff.

It is not an atmosphere fitting her age.

This is not something that requires an apology, but it is certainly true that what she saw interests me.

About what she saw that could make a girl like this lose herself and faint.

“…”

That’s why I stay silent and wait for her next words.

“I rudely tried to peek into the true nature of you and your Kuzunoha Company’s entourage. Even if it’s my power as a priestess, it is an action that wouldn’t be helped if you were to scorn me. If you so wish to, it might be my duty to give you the answer of that result.” (Chiya)

“No well, I don’t really scorn you or anything…” (Makoto)

In the first place, it is something that Senpai made you do.

Also, if a girl of her age were to get the power to see inside others, I don’t think it would be strange to want to use it.

Well, the Priestess-san doesn’t fit that much into the kids of her age though.

“What I saw in Lime was a gentle large tree. Lush leaves wet in rain were glittering, and…maybe it was making it its dwelling? The young figure of a dragon was visible. I don’t know if it’s a hint to something, but I felt like he was a likeable person. That’s how I viewed it.” (Chiya)

A gentle large tree.

And a young dragon huh.

I see.

So it is true that she can see things only she can.

But it comprises many truths. There’s a high chance that it truly touches their essence.

“Mio-san was…a big black spider. The Calamity Spider. Around its neck there was a big choker, and that spider looked like it was lovingly caring for that choker that had a chain attached to it.” (Chiya)

So it saw through Mio’s true identity perfectly huh.

But a choker…

That’s probably hinting at the pact.

In that case…this girl saw that chain connected to me?

“Yeah. There’s a lot regarding Mio. As you can see, she is no longer the rampaging monster with no sense of sanity. In most cases, she is safer than in the past so…” (Makoto)

“…No matter if I make a racket about it, I have already reached the conclusion that the situation won’t change for the better anyways. Please don’t mind it.” (Chiya)

“I see…that’s great.” (Makoto)

“And, you were…a pure white hyuman-shaped form with no features.” (Chiya)

Something like a white doll?

No, I don’t think that’s all there’s to it.

It is not something to collapse for.

“A white hyuman shape with no facial features huh. Once again, I don’t know what it means.” (Makoto)

“Sorry. I have awakened this power just recently, so I still can’t accurately grasp the meaning of the things that I see.” (Chiya)

“No, I wasn’t blaming you.” (Makoto)

“Just that, that white hyuman shape had a crack. A small crack.” (Chiya)

“A crack?” (Makoto)

“At that part…… Sorry. At that part, in my eyes, it looked like…there was something incredibly repulsive dwelling there.” (Chiya)

Repulsive is quite the word.

Leaving aside my outward appearance, is this the route where it is telling me that even my true nature is ugly?

Something like this really depresses me.

“Was it something so repulsive that it made you collapse?” (Makoto)

“I don’t know. I didn’t looking straight at it for long after all.” (Chiya)

“I see…” (Makoto)

“…”

“…”

“Please! There’s probably nothing I can do, but…! Please…don’t bring that ‘thing’ outside! If you call yourself a merchant, please!!” (Chiya)

“Uo, ehm, please calm down a bit.” (Makoto)

When I thought there was a short silence, the Priestess-san draws closer as if she had lost it.

Moreover, what she asked me to do is something I have no way of doing anything about.

In the first place, what is ‘that’?

Something that not even I know myself, there’s no way I would be able to control if it comes out or not, you know?

While trying to somehow calm the Priestess-san, I was troubled by the request that I was unable to nod at.

The Priestess-san that had returned to herself, was heaving with her shoulders going up and down while having a tension-filled face. Because of the same reason, her whole body was still stiff.

“I-I am very sorry.” (Chiya)

“Uhm, I don’t understand it well, but I will do my best, so it would be better if you didn’t pay much mind to it. You might have seen something dangerous, but it seems like it isn’t showing you the future or anything like that.” (Makoto)

“I heard this from Onee— I mean, Hibiki-sama, but she said that you don’t hold a religious belief towards the Goddess? Ah, it is not like I am condemning you. For the sake of future reference, can I hear about what you rely on, whether it be in the Spirit-samas or in the studies, and the teachings and thoughts you hold?” (Chiya)

“Hah? The teachings and thoughts?” (Makoto)

“Yes. The teachings of the Goddess, the teachings of the four elemental Spirits that are born from those, and the truth that a number of scholars have arrived at in their studies. Those kind of things.” (Chiya)

“…I don’t have those. I don’t have much interest in religion, even so, if told that science is everything, I also think that’s not the case. What I rely on huh. Hmm….” (Makoto)

“…”

The Priestess-san looks at me and was dumbfounded.

Maybe she thought she would get some sort of thoughts of mine immediately.

That’s just unreasonable.

“Well, I do have experience in an art called archery that has created some rules inside myself. Are you fine with that?” (Makoto)

“Please let me hear them.” (Chiya)

“It is not something complicated or anything like that. It is to do what you have decided to do with your own power. It is something that you have decided to do, so don’t rely on someone else, and adhere to it with your own discipline. It is quite vague in many points, but it is something like that. But in truth, there’s only one thing that I have decided myself to do though.” (Makoto)

“What would that be?” (Chiya)

Maybe she is used to listening to the talk of others, it feels like this Priestess-san is easy to speak with.

…One of the reasons might be because she is a kid though.

“To continue with the bow. In the future, no matter what path I take, no matter what employment I have, no matter what place I end up living in, I have decided to continue with the bow for the rest of my life. That’s all there is.” (Makoto)

“…I see. To continue doing something, no matter what it is, it will require strong will. It may be difficult, but I think it is a splendid thought.” (Chiya)

“Thanks. I feel like I am being comforted though.” (Makoto)

When you decide you will do it, you will definitely do it…” (Chiya)

“Priestess-sama? By the way, how are you feeling? If you are still not feeling well, I can provide you with medicine just in case.” (Makoto)

“Wah? ah…I-It’s okay.” (Chiya)

“I see. In that case, it is already late, so how about returning to your room? If you need to, I can accompany you partway.” (Makoto)

“I will return by myself. I am grateful for your consideration. Sorry for intruding so late in the night. Have a good night.” (Chiya)

“Good night.” (Makoto)

How old was the girl I was talking to?

That’s the kind of impression I had remaining even now.

“Ah, Boss. Welcome back. The priestess was here a while ago, you know. Didn’t you meet her on the way?” (Lime)

“Yeah, I did. That girl, she came alone to this room huh.” (Makoto)

“Yeh, she said she wanted to apologize to Boss. I told her that you are not someone who would mind that, and that I would tell you when you come back, so she should return and sleep, but she didn’t listen.” (Lime)

“I see. Well, the talk felt similar to that, Gentle Large Tree-san.” (Makoto)

“Hah?” (Lime)

“The white featureless one will go to sleep now. Good night.” (Makoto)

“Okay…Good night, Boss.” (Lime)

The day of leaving Limia is close.

The home of Hibiki-senpai, the Limia Kingdom.

I did think that it was somewhat comfortable, but…it became a lot more tiresome visit than I expected.

I don’t have the power to think about the future of the country and the world in whole like Senpai does.

I can’t even understand individuals well, so there’s no way I would be able to understand hundreds of wills, and the country that is like the crystallization of the race’s will.

The Demon Lord, Senpai, and the Kings of each nation probably understand those things though.

But I who can’t even grasp the circumstances and tendencies of my company employees, this is just a heavy talk.

I can’t do it, but I should at least make an effort huh.

I should try to pursue what I can do.

When I return to Asora, I should try speaking with Tomoe and Shiki about it. Ah, when I return, I should show myself in Kaleneon.

….After that, a small talk with Zef…

Because I was doing some thinking, or more like, a lot happened and it is already this late of an hour, my thoughts were cut off in the middle.

Drowsiness is the best.

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724 thoughts on “Chapter 212: Drowsiness of the Victor

  1. yeah but we already had that conformation from spoiler-san that Asora will be attacked.
    seriously Truck-kun do your job….

    1. Now, i m more worried abt the fact that the author is not updating for a year or more now.

      It is sooooo interesting.
      I really want to see makoto in act, against the 1+2 bugs

  2. well if she even did mange to get to Asura that would be a whole other problem considering that the Bug is constantly watching the heroes. she draged Makoto into two battlefields just because Hibaki was in trouble, it would be surprising if she didn’t notice if Hibaki disappeared or discovered Asura through watching her movements.

      1. As long as she has not reach 16 years old she still under the protection of “Loli no touch” invicible barrier.
        *Looks at zettai karen* here’s a good example of horny girls that keep being ignored because the manga takes 16 volume before she finally reach legal ages to takes off those barrier.

      2. Sigh…. I made a mistake…. curse you no edit comment section
        The manga tittles are not complete I forgot zettai karen can refer to several manga….
        I refer to “Zettai Karen Children”

  3. How to gather accurate information on Makoto:
    1. Think of every absurd rumor that you can remember since the hero summoning
    2. Attribute the cause to Makoto

        1. It can’t be that hard.   Surely this world has some sort of equivalent to Chuck Norris jokes? If not, then I’m sure Root can get on establishing “Raidou Kuzunoha” jokes instead.  

          “Once, Raidou ran into the hungry Black Spider of Calamity and he decided to eat it.”

          “When Raidou tries to hit a target, it’s hard because he can’t hold back enough to keep from breaking it.”

          “The last time someone cast Ritual magic at him, he thought about playing a game of catch.”  

          “Once, the leader of all Superior Dragons attacked a country Raidou was in. When they saw each other, he went ‘not you again!’ and Myriad begged him not to hurt it.”

          “Raidou once fought an opponent that moved faster than he could see, so he imagined her getting injured and it happened.”

  4. like i stated in past chapters and such Hibiki skill of being a detective is scary for just with “one word” she discover ruffly that a place called “Asora” is out there and can only be reach veva teleportation and that it’s the heart of Makoto’s store.
    tho Hibiki is smart it look’s like she tends to think up stuff and think “this is the truth” witch it may not hold water cace in point -quot- “if some some from the human side gets him to lower how he view humans it will be a disaster!” but for him he just err……”punish” the person and will leave the rest alone unless there working with the person.

    for what im saying is that she is smart but worry about things that have a vary low chants that it will happen.

    1. Let’s bet whenever she send person to locate mirage city behind Makoto back ?
      I’m pretty sure she will definitely do that, for “just to be safe” reason .

  5. You know I feel that if Mio bothered, she could easily reconcile Hibiki and Makoto by explaining their differences in viewpoints, but her goal is obviously to drive them away from each other so she encourages disagreement. Also it’s true that he’s met a lot of asshats in the Hyuman side and it’s colored his perceptions, but he’s also met a bunch of jerks on the demihumans side… he just isn’t aware of it. He never did discover that Mondo attempted the tree punishment on him, after all.

    1. Yup asshats are everywhere regardless of race. The problem is tho that for Makoto that the Hyumans are the majority here and because that damn goddess isn’t exactly helping the case with her brainwashed BS religion of hers being the majority religion for them and there are only a few good hyumans he has met compared to the many good demi humans. Also I feel Mio was using Hibiki more as a trigger rather than reconcile their differences in which is a good thing I guess. Keep in mind that Hibiki is probably to biased and compromised at this point to provide a neutral point and actually end this war in a good way. She views the goddess as beneficial when she is really holding back the Hyumans and other races and she even thought of prolonging the war even though she acknowledges her hate and bias. While she could simmer down on trying to fight the demons due to the fact Makoto would insta nuke her ass if they were attempting to establish peace, I would argue she cannot be on the side that tries to reforms the problems even as a representative for the Hyuman side. She has nothing to really show for it sadly and has added to the list of problems rather than fix them.

    2. why would she do that, Hibick is like a succubus in heat, almost every personage have a good opinion about her no matter the fact. Also, Waterfall was dead and promptly choose Hibick.

      That power itself is extremely disgusting and is one of the fact that convince her to abandon earth, very similar to Tomoki case. Thumb up for Mio here, hoping some romance happens with cute Mio.

      1. Mio : waka-sama we need to talk…
        Makoto : sure… what with that serious face ?
        Mio : y..yes… this is important for your (descendants) future.
        Makoto : okay then let’s hear it.
        *Mio inhaling aa deep breath, preparing herself to say the word…
        Mio : p…pl.. please…..(blushing intensifies) teach me to polish the sword !
        Makoto : again ? And why that thing important for my future ?

        That’s the only thing I could imagine from Mio…. she’s just too shy when it comes to waka-sama business, that’s what I expect from a pure girl in love anyway.

        1. Really? I feel that if Makoto gave her permission, Mio would actively and unreservedly be climbing into his bed every night.

          Rather, I can see Tomoe being slightly shy in matters of love. It was only a few moments, but she seems to be unconfident with her feminine appeal and was weak to his praise with the dragons.

          1. Aaa… I do remember that Mio says she want Makoto to be one that invites her, not otherwise, then Tomoe says it’s gonna be hard because they were closer as family now than as a lover.
            She basically put a big big hurdle over herself, I just hope she find Makoto weak point (fetish) so she can temp him with that.

    3. Makoto bias comes out from just that one incident, the one that involving komoe and arkes.
      He is merciless when it comes to something he hold dear and he cannot stop blaming himself for what happens, Ema has repeatedly asking Makoto reason why he allowed access to Asora, in hope Makoto realize that there will be no benefit of doing that, since they can perfectly function as autonomous region.
      That’s why his decision to allowing access has weighed him greatly for incident that happens to arkey.

      1. That was a traumatic event but Makoto’s bias come from everywhere.He suffered attacks conspiracies and bigotry from most hyumans he met, even the church tried to bring him out of business to extort his potion recipe.
        I’m surprised Makoto’s bias is so small in comparison to the damage he suffered.

        1. Well, that’s because Makoto was still dense to a lot of it.

          The instructor’s exam for him was apparently tougher than anyone else’s but he didn’t feel particularly harassed. Up until Ilumgand started trying to poison his students, he didn’t even know the kid was working against him. And most recently, he didn’t notice the assassins sent by Hoplace as Lime and Mio took care of them.

      2. Ah yeah, I forgot about the church.
        Well that just means he is actually a nice guys and not just pretending to be nice ?

        I think I can drop my theory about him being psychopath by now, seeing how much he feelings down just because Chiya says he is “featureless” lol
        And sociopath theory ? I never believed from the start, the chance are so low for current Makoto to go sociopath route.

      3. The sociopath&psychopath theories started appearing around the time Makoto started seeing those dreams.
        Shiva’s objective making Makoto watch those dreams was probably explained with his words in the last dream.

  6. Here is my thought on Makoto’s white festureless hyuman.

    Think of Makoto’s “White featureless hyuman” as somewhat like a butterfly in its cocoon and the crack represents his emergence from that cocoon. Makoto’s power is still growing he is molding that power with his own will. Well, what I’m trying to say is that in the future, we will definately see an “Awoken” Makoto that could go toe-to-toe against the bug.

  7. Thanks for the Chapter.So far you have Raidou at Super Saiyan 4 or better. Every time he uses the bow and fades out, then comes back he’s even stronger and more powerful. If faced with an irresistible power and you know you can’t defeat it; shouldn’t you hightail it out of there? Makoto/Raidou’s power is so far out of Hibiki’s range it’s not funny. If by chance she ends up pissing him off, can you say bye bye?

  8. I like Hibiki but this chapter and the last made me feel like I might not like her moving forward. I get that discrimination happens when one side is majority and one is minority but for her to call herself a hero and acknowledge that it would be better for the demon race to be come slaves is crazy. She comes from a peaceful Japan but she should know how slavery is bad from history lessons. The inhabitants from that world have less education so shes basically a genius there and not using her brain to make the world better. Arrhh! Im frustrated because I want to like her but can’t!

  9. Say, what do you folks think would happen if Makoto was dropped off in demon country instead of the wastelands?

    Since his “discrimination” is a result of meeting too many stupid hyumans, then could the reverse had happened if he was in a place that was primarily demons? Or perhaps he would end up getting along with them and explicitly join their cause instead?

    1. Interesting.

      – The Demon hierarchy is based on individual power (not necessarily physical).
      – Makoto was already pretty though and strong from the very beginning.
      – He doesn’t have the ridiculous beauty associated with Hyumans.
      – He is capable of communicating with anyone (minus spoken communication with Hyumans).

      There may be a few more points, but all in all, I think he could have been mistaken for a strong demi-hyuman, or something along those lines. If his first encounter with Demons was him stumbling upon a hunting party fighting with some strong mamonoos, and he ended up displaying his strength by helping defeat those, they might have taken him in without much trouble.

      Though it would be a problem if he mentioned he’s a Human., but since they would already be talking at that point, he could probably talk his way out of it… somehow. Or he would have to kill the Demons there, and would have learned his lesson on what not to do for the next time he encounters Demons.

      1. So a favorable meeting overall. That’s sort of what I thought.

        I was just wondering since demon culture isn’t exactly kind either. Especially his “first” meeting with Rona under those circumstances.

        1. True. Let’s just hope then that his first encounter won’t be with someone even close to Demon General class. 😀

          Then again, Rona first met him with the assumption that he’s just another Hyuman, so she was biased from the start. 🙂

  10. Finally this chapter redeems Hibiki to me at least somewhat.

    She now can admit that she isn’t fighting for peace or justice but for simple revenge. I hated that she kept using excuses to justify the war but I like her much better now that she admits why she fights.

    Now she just needs to realise just because a person wants something and tries to work for it doesn’t mean they can achieve it. Then she will see that making demons into slaves is an idiotic idea and I think Makoto is helping her begin to realise that in the last few chapters.

    1. “Now she just needs to realise just because a person wants something and tries to work for it doesn’t mean they can achieve it.”

      Like, never being able to get her revenge on Io? 😀

      1. Ouch, she will learn it in hard way…… in the end of her journey…. I hope.

        And then she will do lv4 maniac laughter, got affected by mental breakdown status and become a disabled woman, losing all her ability and living her day in delusional state when she was still a hero with her ideal party, Chiya will faithfully take care of Hibiki till the end of her life, and in the end Hibiki regained a little bit of her sanity and make honest apology to Chiya. The end.
        ……..
        Sorry…..
        That escalated quickly……

        1. You’re forgetting the part where Chiya decides to discard their pride and pleads to Makoto for help.

          He goes “okay”, and revives Hibiki before leaving without even waiting to get thanked.

    2. Rather than like, I hate Hibiki a little less. But its more to the fact that she has finally admited her bigotry. Remains to be seen if she’ll do anything about it at all.

        1. Umm…What?

          How does that affect any part of her evaluation? You’re saying you’d hate her even more if she wasn’t a virgin? Isn’t that entirely biased and unreasonable?

  11. That was a good chapter !

    That Bitchiki might become a decent person now that she more or less understood her own position.
    Also I’m quite interested in that future talk with the demon lord.

    Eh~ I wonder what is that Pervert Snake up to, and that Blue skinned Loli too ?

    Well, much to say, too bad I must sleep a bit or else even I will crumble. AHAHAHAHAHAHAH !

    Thanks for your work.

  12. Thanks for the chapter. I makes me think that the crack on Makoto neck is his anger towards hyumans. Now Hibiki is start to realize that if she wins the war against the demons that the empire will invade. She will have to find a way to prevent this from happening. The only I can think to prevent the empire from invading is for the kingdom to join forces with demons to take down the empire.

    1. After reading some side stories, Gods in Japan mentioned that the original power of Makoto was something fearsome and that is much better for him to focus in the skill bow. So what if Makoto is actually burying/sealing his original skill in that vision? So what if the priestess saw its the last remnants?

  13. I really want to see where did you guys get all these Ideas.
    1. She didn’t say she supported slavery, she said slavery would be the best option because that way no one would die unnecessarily. She was naive in saying so, but it doesn’t come from discrimination nor arrogance, but from Ignorance(If you don’t have bread, eat cake. You guys remember this, right?).

    2. The general consensus itself is biased, as biased as your guys theories and predictions. Unless you guys have actually read further chapters or there is some side story or similar material that proves your claims, your arguments simply fall flat.

    I’ve been reading your comments from quite some time, and you’ve always acted against Hibiki even when there was no bad things about her yet(Probably due to the fact that most “Heroes” in other stories are usually either assholes or idiots).

    “She’s a Schemer who controls others with her Charisma, just like Trashmoki uses his charm”.
    You guys have to remember that her charisma is a passive ability, different Tomoki’s charm. Even the world’s smartest schemer wouldn’t be able to rely on this ability as much as you guys use it as an excuse to explain her schemes, because you can’t actually turn it off, and since you can’t turn it off, all your social interactions will end up being changed by this skill, and so it would become “natural”, it’s quite possible that you would even forget you had this ability.
    Her charisma ability also works very differently as it only presents her to others in a more positive light. People look at her and have a good impression, that’s all her charisma does.

    It helps? Yes, but it doesn’t allow her to control people as you guys seem to imply

    Also, she doesn’t just think on her party members. She was the only one who rescued the allied soldiers back in the first big campaign against the demons, remember?

    And she only left to fight in the front lines when most of the solders were saved, she even solo’ed the enemies who were attacking them while they were retreating. Were she really a schemer who treats people as pawns, she wold have acted just like Tomoki, Ignoring everyone and facing Io directly. As a matter of fact when was it that she ever used anyone at all as a pawn?

    If I remember well, her “crimes” were trying to steal Lime from Makoto(Which is not really bad, because she even felt a slight attraction to him, and also, she’s looking for strong people for her group, she never really forced Lime to go with her), having great caution towards Makoto, and being a naive talented rich girl. Aside from this, every single thing she has done follows a political train of thought, she only acts thinking from the mindset of a leader of sorts, exacly how Waterfall Dragon acted, but since she doesn’t have Waterfall’s insight and wisdom, she’s commiting mistakes. I think the Author was very clear in showing us that both her mindset and Makoto’s mindset are wrong, he also whoen that both of them hold promise, but are not used to the position they currently stand at.

    Lastly, yes, Makoto doesn’t care about that world, not caring doesn’t meant that he’ll let the world end on his watch, it’s just that, if it did come this he wouldn’t be actually that sad. I thing you guys should remember that he is more interesting in caring for Asora and returning for his world than he is in anything concerning the future of that world, he didn’t even bat an eyelid as he tought about the possibility of his student going to the empire only to be brainwashed an raped by Trashmoki.

    1. Yeah, I don’t get why some people would prefer Trashmoki to Hibiki. Then again, it might be because I’m biased towards rapists and want them to die in the most painful and slow death as possible.

      1. It’s one thing to consider Hibiki the bigger threat due to her amazing ability to function as a human being, but in terms of which one is more morally acceptable…?

        ….Right. I think the issue is that people consider “at least he admits it” a big plus for Tomoki. Now that I think about it though, I don’t actually remember there being any point where Tomoki admits anything.

      2. @psychronia

        Nope, I don’t remember him admit anything, and he is convinced that everything he is doing (including waging wars and the world conquest) is for a greater good, and he can be the only one ruling over the world.

      3. Most people make the mistake of thinking Trashmoki of admitting his position when its more like wearing it on his sleeve because there is no criticism of his behaviour happening (either due to threats, information control by Lily, assassination of dissenting opinion or just plain brainwashing from ‘Demon eyes’). He is trapped in his safe-zone bubble (whereas Hibiki is in her own information bubble).
        Makoto was the only one that really challenged his confidence and look how the snowflake reacted.

    2. The charisma is too powerful, in Lime’s case, he even says there is something wrong with him. waterfall trust her even without knowing nothing about her situation and will. Waterfall only know that Makoto, while disguised, saved Hibick, things worked well, but it’s just a coincidence. The king of Limia is supposed to be the personification of the bad nobles and he promptly respected Hibick from the beginning. I think it’s just impossible to change a “lost case” person so easily.

      She didn’t commit crimes, she plain admitted, she was using Makoto. There is the assassin’s case, where she was suspicious behind the scenes (read again her talk with Mio), too many coincidences. She is capable of slaughtering (demon) without a flinch, assassinate (human), and displayed a lot of dangerous thought.

      About her standing on the battlefield, she keeps saying things like challenge and trial and her companion end up dead. She cared about the humans that time, but she prioritizes her challenge.

      About the slavery, her point of view is too much twisted. Even if she is ignorant, it’s impossible to sympathize with someone that witness the real thing and say “it’s nothing”.

      She is not a devil, but be no means she is not even near a good person.

    3. Your ideas are even more biased, lol. Aren’t you being contradictory. They are similar to the arguments put by a corrupt noble about war who never even saw the shadow of it.
      If she was really so naive she shouldn’t be planning much , how doesn’t saying it’s the best option equate to not supporting it.
      No like really it being a passive ability makes it different and natural, my head began to hurt reading this bs . Turning on or off , i don’t understand what’s in your head. It helps in exactly the same way just that it’s along term process and harder to break .
      Have you heard of the saying to not bite more than you can chew .She is in that position .She is a challenger , she views it all of this as trials that she will pass to gain pleasure . Everything is a game to her , so yes making strategic plans can’t make you say otherwise.Though she did come to love some and hate some .
      No like how could she really force lime she was obviously trying to get him on her side and he might have agreed . If it was Tomoki who would have captured the priestess would you blabber the same thing.No you would just increase his trashiness level.
      “She doesn’t have Waterfall’s insight and wisdom so she’s commiting mistakes” , dude like hell she could have done something she is just a senile fool. Know what they share . It’s the inability to understand others and push responsibility on others. They think if they can do it , it’s something everyone can if they put in enough effort.
      Who doesn’t care about their own , would you really care about someone else dying . Everyone just thinks it’s a pity and then continue on. Bat an eyelid to her being brainwashed and raped .Those are some strong words.As usual i don’t understand how you got that conclusion. Do you understand what rape is . Aren’t they just being charmed, brainwashed is an exaggeration . They love it even when they die . I think makoto meant more of it as a joke , Moreover you don’t even know what shiki could have done .

  14. Hibiki strike posters here the wrong note because she, in essence, is the type of people who abrase them the most. It’s not the matter of being beautiful, or talent, or high achiever, as there are a lot of people like that who they feel having nothing to do with them. The world is large after all, and if you are jealous of people like that you will have no time to do anything else.

    It’s the unthinking assumption of superiority and the unthinking abandon of the weaks that they hate the most. “Shut up! and just follow whatever design I have for you” will drive them to a tizzy.

  15. Anyone know how contract of control work. Since I feel there are some contradictions such as doing something that betrays the masters will but helps him, if he recognizes it as betrayal does the contract of control terminate the slave?

    1. I don’t think that’s how it works. My assumption here is that a control contract means that the master has complete authority over the slave’s actions and any commands simply can’t be refused.

      The problem is that we’ll never know because Makoto doesn’t give his followers commands. The one time he did was for Kaleneon and everyone was so hyped about it (in-story, I mean) that it was kinda cute how much they loved Makoto.

      1. Controlling the slave’s action through commands huh. Well I should have asked this but Tomoe’s training with Makoto, if and just if she went for the killing blow… would she be stopped by the contract of control. Aah abit confusing but what this one meant is that, is the control of control a passive bind that is always in effect that if the actions of the slave brings harm to the master or if they seek to control or plot against their master does is it stop them or just brings them pain. By the way Shiki’s decision when it came to Amelia proved that the slave could in fact control the masters surroundings and even shape their master into their desired master no matter if it’s for selfish or not.

        1. I don’t know. Somehow, I think that if they’re not specifically forbidden to in an order, slaves have nothing stopping them from killing their master.

          Well, except the power gap that made them slaves in the first place, I guess.

    2. Well I’m pretty sure the contract only causes pain if they ever disobeyed an order that and though we haven’t seen it in a while Mio is a masochistic spider & the pain would just turn her on no?

    3. If the contract on Sari have that severe application, I think Makoto contract on Tomoe, Mio and Shiki on whole different level.
      If someday Makoto told them to die, I think they will die instantly.
      But Makoto is…. Makoto, just much like you (momonga) he is a very soft person, he never actually give a direct command to his follower.

      ……. dammit, I read for words in momonga voice again, the inner one.
      Cannot wait for vol 12 of your story.

      1. Done that, so far my favorite part are voll 11 where Jircniv meet Ainz at the arena, and the BD special where it cover the backstory of tomb of nazzarick, that was just pure epicness.

      2. There’s a drama CD of nazarick vs some great tree, which was very interesting. Other than that it would be great to see what the other continents hold but alas the Slane theocracy and other such nuisances are in the way of my peaceful life! Not to mention my subordinates mission for world d… ahem I mean “my” plan for world domination!!

    1. If I have this right, it’s every three or four days (depending on chapter length), with Sundays being guaranteed sponsored chapters.

      We’ve just passed the first 24 hours, so 3 more days, tops.

      1. Shouldn’t we be getting one tomorrow, since we got a regular one on Saturday?

        The sponsor chapter doesn’t affect the regular schedule, unless it’s too close to the regular release and the chapter is too long to ‎translate in time.

  16. Counting all the countries that has gained numerous information about kuzunoha, only two has gained juicy information and that is limia and the demon race, Lorel isnt counted its because Makoto havent visited there yet. But i wonder what information lorel could gain when they visited there next or maybe vice versa. I cant wait for lorel’s, their next destination.

    1. She didn’t mention the three chains in his hand either.

      She’s a bad fortune teller. Would not pay for palm reading again. 2 stars.

      1. She mentioned it with Mio and Makoto inferred it though. And the information she gets seems to be good.

        Still, she’s not very good at describing what she sees. Needs practice, obvious new hire. Willing to check it out again a few months from now. 6/10

  17. I forgot to mention this at hibiki:

    Look at the brightside, at least you didnt end up in a microwave like your past other self. So congratulate yourself for that at least LOLZ

  18. Really thanks for the chapter, I am trully apreciate your efforts, keep the nice and sweet translations to read.

  19. @Anish Kumar, BS? Listen Imagine if you gained the ability to have people look at you and see a fake image, let’s see… Ok, so they look at you and see Johnny Depp. You know this at first, but as soon as you spend years with some people, they’ll start thinking that you’re just a lookalike and stop asking for autographs, But they will still treat you favorably as a side effect, as years pass, you’ll get used to be treated like this. It will happen because NO ONE can be conscious of everything 100% of the time, in time you’ll even forget this ability as long as you don’t meet new people. That’s because everyone around you will also get used to it, and treat you like your own person instead of someone else.

    So you see, this is the kind of thing that, unless you can read that you have it, as soon as you get used to it, it’ll become natural, as you can’t actually turn off the ability, which means that you own’t be able to keep track of it. Just as how, if you move from the countryside to a metropolis, you’ll be bothered by all the noise and have problems to sleep in the first few months, but as keep on living there, you’ll start getting used to the sound and your brain will simply stop registering that noise. You’ll be able to sleep comfortably then.
    Also, have you noticed that all the problems you guys have with her, are the fact that you don’t like the fact that she’s planning a lot of things? You always see that as a bad thing. All her plans are countermeasures for possible bad ends, She’s cautious, it’s in her nature to worry and plan for eventuality, she CAN become evil, but CAN is different from WILL. Her actual plans are not clear(except for those she told Makoto of), we know not what whe’ll do, but you guys are already assuming it’ll be a bad thing, you also interpreted all her actions in a negative light, where there was neither a spec of her true intentions.
    One evidence of her not using about her charisma anymore, is the fact that she tried hard to convince Lime directly, and in the end she felt jealousy towards Makoto for failing to convince Lime. The reason why it happened is because she ackownledges that Lime has chosen to stay loyal of his own will, and she respects his wishes. Had she actually tried to convince him knowing that it would be possible by using her charisma ability, she wouldn’t give up, she would try to convince him using another method, one that wouldn’t make him betray his company, just tag along and help her occasionally. Because she’d know that she can get him if she tries hard enough due to her skill. There’s also the matter with Waterfall, she really felt honored to be asked a favor by Waterfall, someone who’s conscious of the effects of charisma, shouldn’t be surprised about their ability working as intended. There are even more evidences of this.

    1. If being a hypocrite and preaching without the moral integrity of her own words is a plan that we don’t like then sure we are glad to own that. But I will have you admit Hibiki herself confessed it was a screwup and would have being better to agree to Makoto’s neutrality even if just by lip service. She admits that her defiance against Waterfall’s suggestion to leave Makoto alone because she cannot accept a superior force that could get in the way of her killing demons. She undermines her whole philosophy of reforming the world to allow demons to eventually rise from slavery when she hates them too much to empathise.

      Also don’t argue that her charisma is so passive that she can’t control it but then argue that she didn’t use it to try to recruit Lime (implying an active feature). Lime was already affected by that point. Her talk doesn’t prove the charisma wasn’t in play. Her failing to obtain Lime is not her respecting Lime’s rejection. She lost plain and simple cause her passive charisma can only get her so far.

  20. we Just have a different opinion, it’s all there is to it.
    As you said “will” and “can” are different, although I think it’s more like “her thoughts maybe become actions”. it would be interresting if things turn good, just that the chances are low( i don’t’ have faith in her).

  21. So… many… comments…
    These chapters are interesting. It’s nice to see the characterizations of everyone and that they do make some degree of sense. Makoto really has been the sort to only excel at particular things, and thus has an immensely different viewpoint from Hibiki. Hibiki excels at everything and really does despise the demons, therefore her plans end up being idealistic for the humans, neglecting the demons, and failing to figure in the huge anomalies like Makoto, especially those she does not even know about yet.

  22. “The white featureless one will go to sleep now.” – Hahaha 😀
    Damn scrolling to comment took awhile on phone 😛
    Thanks so much for the translations as always!

  23. Its total bullshit that she can figure this out from a mere word. And just going into any damn forest could be considered a refuge for someone as strong as him as well, but no. She connects it all together.
    Still, I admit its nowhere near as bad as many stories where “smart” characters figure things out. But its still taking many leaps of logic that only work if you knew of it before hand

  24. I would like to see Makoto build a nation outside Asora, i mean he practically already has an army at his beck and call, and all of them are powerful.

  25. Hibiki thinks too much on things that doesn’t concern her, not that is particularly something bad but she has either the power or the competence for it to actually have any purpose.

  26. I definitely fall into the category of the weak. I have tried so hard to succeed that my body is now in tatters. I am 100 disabled after military service with nothing to show for it. This confirms that their are some people that no matter how much you struggle, it all comes to naught. I personally dislike Hibiki, I would never be her friend. She would be the person to say keep trying even though I have lost an arm and a lung. Thanks for the chapter. I see that it’s progress has stopped and that makes me sad.

  27. Hmm, I’m starting to think that Chiya got things backwards here. It’s probably not that the mannequin is cracking, risking the horror withing getting out. But rather, the mannequin is being built around the horror, the cracks being the incomplete part.

  28. “If we lose to the demon race, that’s the end; if we lose in the war against Tomoki, it will be the end as well; and if Makoto-kun goes haywire, it will be the end too huh. What an incredible situation. The last one has a narrow chance of hope though. A world without the Goddess huh… Thinking about the current state, it will most definitely become a warring era with the flood of the small countries, so it wouldn’t change the fact that it will be despairing.” (Hibiki)
    So the bitch really thinks that her way (enslaving or exterminating a race because, you know, they are minority and majority rules, so they should shut the fuck up) is the only right way, huh?

    1. “(…I see. It is hatred. I can’t forgive the demon race. They have burned many villages, killed many hyumans, and also my comrade…Naval as well. Ah, maybe that’s why.) (Hibiki)”
      Look at her, the one who was just talking about ending the discrimination and accusing Makoto of discriminating against hyumans. The pot calling the kettle black~~

  29. I really like Mio. While others are trying to be crafty, she just brute force her way. “Yeah I’m that Spider that you can’t beat and my master is much stronger than you so stay out of our way.”

  30. Hibiki has no right to be mad when the truth is Navel would have probably called her a naive idiot if her ability did not basically make it so that whenever someone looks at her they attach the word hero to her. The empire hero’s charm makes people want to work for him regardless of good or evil but hibiki’s makes her actions as a 17 year old spoiled girl seem to be right.

  31. That boy doesn’t even have the intention of founding a nation. If he at least had something like that…”(Hibiki)

    Who wants to tell her?
    There’s Asora, which is technically a full world that he is technically a Creator god of, but whatever.
    Also, he’s rebuilding Kaleneon.

    “A mirage town located somewhere in the
    wasteland. If that’s his base, his first store being in Tsige begins to
    look like a splendid decoy. The wasteland is his base and has set up a
    store at Tsige. That’s right, if he already had a base by the time he
    left the wasteland and entered Tsige…” (Hibiki)

    Wow, she actually has a brain.

    (For a base, the wasteland is just far.
    WAY too far! A base needs to be in a place where one can return in a
    short amount of time. His Majesty and prince Joshua said this when they
    returned from Rotsgard, that they have broken the long distance
    teleportation that the Kuzunoha Company was relying on… That’s a lie. It
    hasn’t been broken. They don’t use the merchant transportation method
    to ‘return’, they have in their hands a stable long-distance
    teleportation. Because they are able to take refuge after all.) (Hibiki)

    Oh, she really does have a brain.

    “What I saw in Lime was a gentle large tree. Lush leaves wet in rain were glittering, and…maybe it was making it its dwelling? The young figure of a dragon was visible. I don’t know if it’s a hint to something, but I felt like he was a likeable person. That’s how I viewed it.” (Chiya)

    Hold on…
    Did…
    Did Tomoe make some kinda pact with Lime?
    Did Lime become Dragonborn?

    1. This may sound weird, but what if the dragon has to do with Sophia. If I remember correctly, even she was returned to an egg, for those that don’t remember Root did say that she was originally a dragon. Hers is the only egg that hasn’t been returned/given. What if Root gives/leaves it to Mokoto and Lime ends up with it?

      1. I don’t think so.
        Also, Root didn’t say she was originally a dragon, but a hybrid.

        In the first place, Chiya is supposed to see the essence of the person she is looking at, not who they’re connected to(Unless it’s a contract, like with Mio).
        So the young dragon and the tree are supposed to be connected purely to Lime.
        The tree gives me the same vibe as the tree Lime was resting under when Tomoe met him to hand him his new sword, since it’d be like that tree is the anchor of his memories of watching the orphans.
        Kinda like Makoto’s bow which is an inanimate object, but acts like an anchor.

        While the dragon gives a vibe of being connected to Tomoe(Because she’s the only dragon Lime knows), and we know that the weaker side in a contract takes an appearance closer to the stronger side, so he’d be like Sophia, becoming a sort of dragonborn.

        Looking at it another way:
        Lime is the young dragon, and the tree acts like Makoto’s bow.

    2. I forgot when it was mentioned but the wiki states that Tomoe gave Lime some of her blood turning him into a Dragon-human-ish thing, allowing him to break his limits and start growing again.

      1. I’ve reached chapter 258 and haven’t encountered something like that being mentioned yet.

        Please don’t post spoilers :/

        1. Ok, sorry🙏
          I read up till the present chapters and it wasn’t mentioned either? and Lime already has it, there isn’t a new power it’s just a boost of potential apparently so…

          1. Maybe it was mentioned in the extras. I can’t remember. But its not big deal, didn’t change much on lime

        2. No infact i think that was mentioned when lime was chosen by tomoe. Like in the first 100 chapters.

        3. no don’t worry… that is NOT spoilers… rather it is a fact that happened after Tomoe met with Trashmoki. In the light novel, Tomoe brought Lime with her to investigate the lake Makoto made, the hero party and Kuzunoha party met, Lime fell under Trashmoki’s charm, when the charm hypnosis broke, he despaired upon his own weak self. So Tomoe made a suggestion that Lime become her kin, meaning transform into a dragonkin which he accepted. Thus became a dragonkin with Tomoe’s blood. It is in the manga right now, the title of the chapter is ‘Dragon Latte’

          This just means that the Lime here in the web novel is changed to the Lime of the light novel. It is just sad that there isn’t a translated version of the TsukiMichi’s light novel… sigh~

    3. Spoiler alert! I read the manga version of Tsukimichi on ch 65-66 and it shows the reason why Lime has became half-dragon-kind.

      This happened due to Tomoe & Lime met Tomoki, Gritonia princess, & the dragon summoner girl at the cabin near the lake that was made by Makoto during his fight against Sofia & Lancer. Tomoki was interested in Tomoe’s katana then used his demonic eye (Charm) to Tomoe & Lime to give their katanas. Lime who was a hyuman couldn’t resist the charm & said that there’s no harm on giving his katana to Tomoki since he’s the hero. Tomoe got angered and she broke the charm spell. Tomoki then decided to attack Lime’s shoulder with his sword. After Tomoki’s party left, Lime was being angered with the fact that he fell under the charm. He then asked Tomoe to kill him because when a hyuman fell under Tomoki’s charm, it would be hard to resist and the longer they got the charm then it would be harder to set free from the charm. And if one’s forcefully trying to set free from the charm themselves, they could die. But then Shiki was there and suggested Lime to suicide instead of asking Tomoe to kill him. Then Tomoe is giving a solution to Lime’s condition, which she will gives her blood & flesh to Lime but with a price where Lime will no longer be a hyuman nor a dragon. Lime agreed and with the surveillance of Shiki,
      Lime is turning into half-dragon-kind. You can find the manga in English on mangarockteam(dot)com.

      1. well more than show the reason the thing is that the Manga is base on the LN which differs from the WN which is this one we are reading XD.

        And in this case it doesnt applies cause that chapter contradicts what happened in the WN. well its really so irrelevant Lime becoming a kin of Tomoe that its not strange it was never elaborated.

        1. Well, it looks like there are many changes made in TsukiMichi from wn to ln. But the plot still looks the same…for now XD

          1. For now. Important detail. From what i know. The LN (and by result the manga and anime in the future) changes the order of some events and adds full invented arcs

    4. The manga shows it explicitly but offscreen sometime between chapter 80 and chapter 90 Tomoe gave lime her blood and he became part-dragon. That’s why Makoto was suddenly able to talk to him despite Makoto not being able to speak Common yet.

  32. Is it just me, but I think Hibiki was too narcissist…
    I don’t know what Author want Hibiki to be, but if I must choose the character that have common sense between Narcissist Girl, Stupid and Dickbrain, and then Makoto. I think I’ll choose Makoto….

    1. It’s impossible to know what the author’s true intent is, but as a guess, the point is to show that Hibiki and Tomoki aren’t actually that different in terms of values. Hibiki is someone who was born to a wealthy family, was always popular, attractive had everything going for her. As a result, she sympathizes with the hyumans who’ve always been on top in this world. She’s the personification of wealthy people looking down on poor people as being lesser and having earned their suffering. Tomoki, by contrast was a loser. He was bullied by those who were strong and now likes to do the same to others because he can. Whereas Tomoki is a more obvious villain because of his mind-controlling, stalker-tendencies, Hibiki is the more polished, socially acceptable version. She still looks down on people as lesser and tools for the powerful, but she packages it as a necessary societal evil. In effect, they have very similar ethical and moral failings but their methods differ.
      That all said, Makoto has his own flaws. He’s well-meaning but often lacks self-awareness, both of his power and what he could achieve with it. Hibiki and Tomoki have horrific goals they’re too weak to achieve while Makoto has laudable ones he lacks the confidence and determination to commit to.

  33. From what Chiya said to Makoto… I’m feeling as if that in every parallel universe the Makoto’s would only have a despairing ending.

    The white she’ll like Makoto is the Makoto that hasn’t been leading into a broken state yet and the crack represents the outcome of the desparing end of Makoto

    So what I want is that Makoto will go into the breaking/rampaging Makoto and then proceeds to break again and become white again. XD

  34. Hibitch is all like: “I’ll kill every single demon because I hate them, but hey, you are a terrorist for wanting to defeat the god that u hate :P”

  35. Mio~ I thank you for your incredibly meticulous (…not really) plan! It made it possible for Makoto to see another person’s perspective that is opposing to his, and it has impact because it is to someone he admires too.

    Also thanks to that! Hibaka understood that she really cannot utilize our Makoto. Kukuku~

  36. Idk but I want makoto to pat chiya in the head to calm her down and for chiya to change her perspective of makoto and call her onii-chan

  37. This chapter shows why I felt like both of their arguments felt wrong. They weren’t really wrong and they have basis on their beliefs but their views are incomplete making things skewed. It means author made a fool of both of them and this shows that they’re still really young.

    The author probably didn’t intend that but that’s how perceived it.

    1. Hibiki is afraid to challenge the status quo because of the possible consequences.

      Makoto is so determined to destroy the current status quo that he doesn’t care about the possible consequences.

      They’re both wrong, but her outlook is certainly more wrong considering how terrible the status quo is.

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