Chapter 266: The identity of the scent

TLN: No way I would leave the chapter like that! So here’s one more!
This will not count in the sponsor chapter count. Enjoy! …Is what I would want to say…


Ugh.
A thin layer of smoke hangs over the store’s interior.
As I thought, an unpleasant smell is spreading.
It is an atmosphere that makes me wince a little.
For now, I ignore the mostly negative gazes that were being poured on me and search for the two I came here for.
It is not a big store, so I was soon able to find the back figure of the familiar two.
But it looks like I will have to hurry.
As I approach the two in fast steps, the more I could tell the state of the two.
This is bad!
Akashi-san is trying to open a small bottle for Yuduki-san!
…She opened it!!
Damn it, I didn’t make it in time.
…Now that it has come to this, might as well…
Go with the plan I previously had in mind.
“Azusa.”
I mutter in a low voice and call for my habitual bow.
At that moment, a sense of touch was born from my left palm, and I grab it.
No arrow prepared.
Without giving time for the customers to panic, I take stance with my bow, enhance it with magic power, and pluck the string.
“?!!”
With me as the centre, the smoke and smell that was hanging over the place was blown away.
A whirling wind spread while leaving the store’s interior.
Looks like I managed to do it well.
Since the time at the Demon race territory, I haven’t held back much, so I didn’t know how much to hold back here. Well, as long as the result is fine, it is okay, I suppose.
The bottle that Akashi-san had in her hand fell and broke.
The liquid that was staining the wooden table made one long strand down and quickly evaporated in a thin smoke.
From what I can sense, there’s no ‘smell’ remaining there.
Of course, in the interior of this store as well, and of course, it disappeared from the ‘inside’ of these customers and employees too.
Good grief.
That guy is beginning quite the outrageous thing.
So he doesn’t care about my warning.
The matter with the guns, and now this.
I remember the insides of the bottle and the smell inside the store.
Leaving aside the concept of it, it is the dangerous type.
…That damn Tomoki.
“Hey there, Akashi-san, Yuduki-san, what a coincidence.” (Makoto)
Even I know there’s no coincidence in this.
But still, I thought that there was no choice but to do so in this place.
Smoothing things over is not in my list of skills, so please forgive me on that one.
Akashi-san had a dumbfounded face as she looked at me.
…After looking at what happened, it can’t be helped.
It seems like Yuduki-san is trying to hold back her agitation.
She is looking at me with a somewhat stern face.
Looking at her tightened lips, she probably has noticed something already.
“…Boss Raidou, why are you here?” (Akashi)
“Yeah. You can’t fool us with that coincidence talk. I heard that you would be busy with the labyrinth for a while.” (Yuduki)
“Yes. In truth, more than half of it can be called a coincidence though.” (Makoto)
“That means there’s a part that doesn’t apply in the coincidence, right?” (Yuduki)
Yuduki-san still has that stern face.
At present, I have become somewhat knowledgeable about things like medicines and magic medications.
However, just like how charms serve the same purpose as talismans and amulets—wait no, the comparison wasn’t that good there. Charms are mostly turned into amulets and talismans are—wait, why am a beginning a lecture here.
What’s important here is that the magic medication that Akashi-san had in her hands was not the type for medical treatment and it was a type I still wasn’t familiar with.
I can understand it roughly, and I know the objective of Tomoki, so as long as they don’t ask for a deep explanation about it, there’s no problem.
The problem is, how am I going to tell them.
On top of that…
I look around the establishment.
Everyone was making a face as if they had been tricked by a *fox or a racoon* as they were trying to grasp the situation. <fox and raccoons are seen as the scheming type that play dirty tricks on people>
Doesn’t seem to be a good place to continue our conversation.
It enters in the area of private talk, so…at this moment…that place would be best.
It would be two birds with one stone after all.
“Yeah. Looks like I will have to get involved in the trouble of the top brass. Now then, it is already this late, so how about you two accompany me to the labyrinth?” (Makoto)
I can protect the secret, and if there’s anyone following us, we can easily lose them.
And while at it, I can search for Beren and the others as well.
It should be okay to talk in the grand labyrinth.
“I see. A place suitable for private talks, right?” (Yuduki)
“Y-Yeah…” (Makoto)
Yuduki-san slightly widens her eyes and whispers as if impressed.
She is nodding, so it should be fine to take it as her accepting.
Akashi-san was looking alternately at Yuduki-san and I as if she was half asleep.
“Then, let’s go.” (Makoto)
“Understood. Akashi, we are going.” (Yuduki)
Yuduki-san had Akashi-san stand, and leaves the store as if dragging her.
I leave some change at the store and depart as well.
At any rate…that Tomoki, to think he would turn his charm into a drug.
What an outrageous thing to think of.
If Senpai learns of this, a war between hyumans might occur before the war with the demons ends.
Hibiki-senpai would probably try her damnedest to stop it after all.
However, it is an incredible idea.
If you are not at his side, the charm will have no effect to begin with, and if you know of its existence, there’s ways to go against it.
Of course, completely shutting it out will depend on a battle of strength though.
It is strong, but in a sense, it is an ability that has its restrictions. That’s how I thought.
But putting the charm ability in a tool and spread it around in that way will dramatically increase the effective range. Moreover, that tool is a perfume. It diffuses around the area like incense.
The compatibility with the charm is quite good.
For the side that tries to prevent it, that’s a lot worse than placing an accessory on the target.
You can’t just stop breathing, and you will have to take in mind the direction of the wind at all times.
In the first place, there’s quite a lot of spells that can control the wind.
That guy…seriously only has brains for the most hopeless stuff.
I am impressed.
Leaving aside the fight between Naoi and Kannaoi, and the competition between all the Osakabe; right now, the currently occurring fight of the Osakabe has Tomoki or the Empire involved in it.
In the end, it seems like I will have to get involved with this city.
My head is already hurting with matters of the 20th floor. Good grief.
Without being able to find a solution for it yet, I follow the two and enter the labyrinth.
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Fourth floor of the grand labyrinth.
In the deepest place that the two bodyguards can go to, we take one big breath.
There’s no trace of Beren and the others.
At this rate, I can see that they are at a lower floor than this.
Just what in the world are they doing?
The three don’t seem like they needed to increase their level though.
Even in the floors after the tenth, they worked pretty well.
“Now then, if it’s around here, there should be no one to hear us. You two, it seems like you didn’t return to Iroha-chan’s place all day long. What were you two investigating?” (Makoto)
Leaving aside Yuduki-san, I am interested in what Akashi-san has to say.
The origin of that bottle.
I don’t thing Sairitz-san is involved in it, but I am interested in how far of the Osakabe household this has spread.
“…We were…investigating about a certain influential person that has the highest probability of aiming for Iroha-sama’s life.” (Yuduki)
“So, an opposing faction of Iroha-chan huh. I see. And who is this person?” (Makoto)
“How to say it, rather than calling it an opposing faction, it is more like that person is the one who holds the true authority at the Osakabe household at present. Iroha-sama doesn’t really hold that much authority.” (Yuduki)
Now that I think about it, I did hear that they are unrelated with the matter of the successor.
There’s already a political marriage settled.
She is being married off, so I thought she would be treated somewhat importantly, but it looks like that’s not the case.
And Yuduki-san, you are not going to tell me the name?
Well, if that person has that much authority, I can learn who it is by investigating, but…going through the trouble of doing that is a pain.
“And, who is it?” (Makoto)
“I would be grateful if you catch on that it is hard to speak of.” (Yuduki)
“Now now, it is Boss Raidou here, so isn’t it fine? The one that Yuduki was investigating was Tatsuki Kougetsu. He is one of the people serving long at a responsible position called chief minister in the Osakabe household. In words that a foreigner could understand…it is like a cabinet minister? Ah, Boss is a Wise, so maybe you understand it already?” (Akashi)
Chief minister…
I don’t know how much of it is the same chief minister I know of, but if it’s what I think of, I can tell that he has quite the authority.
However, he is not a person from the Osakabe household?
“Akashi!” (Yuduki)
“It seems like he saved us there in some way. We have to return the favor. There’s no need to be frugal about the information we currently hold.” (Akashi)
It is a saving that Akashi-san has a light mouth, in a good meaning,
It seems like Yuduki-san already doesn’t mind it much.
In Lorel, you first say the family name and then your first name, so…there’s a high chance that this Kougetsu-san is the one pulling the wires.
Hm? Kougetsu?
“Kougetsu…” (Makoto)
I mutter the name as a question pops in my mind.
Looking at my state, Yuduki-san sighs as if she gave up and speaks.
“He is the brother of Iroha-sama’s retainer, Shougetsu-sama. And then…it seems like he has his attention on the Kuzunoha Company as well. Be careful.” (Yuduki)
“Even us?” (Makoto)
“You entered the country with such an extravagant promissory note, so it most likely caught his eye. The name of Kahara-sama and power of influence reaches even Kannaoi plenty enough.” (Yuduki)
“The promissory note huh…” (Makoto)
I didn’t expect this to have power on the level of a *seal case*. <a reference to Koumon’s seal>
Speaking seriously, with that, I can walk around in joy inside the country even without a wallet.
I feel like it will turn into a big debt towards Sairitz-san, so I will never do it though.
So that made him lock onto us huh.
No, since there’s Tomoki, I can’t just assume that was the reason why.
Let’s tread carefully.
But the one that actually had the bottle was Akashi-san, so the chances of Kougetsu-san and Tomoki joining arms is a bit weak, probably.
“Akashi-san, who were you investigating, and…where did you obtain that perfume-like bottle from?” (Makoto)
“Me? To tell you the truth, I don’t remember well. A part of my memories are hazy.” (Akashi)
“Hah? Akashi, what are you saying? Didn’t you say that you had caught on a connection that would definitely overturn the current situation of Iroha-sama?” (Yuduki)
She doesn’t remember.
In other words, she had become a puppet of that incense in the middle.
“Eh? Did I say that? Or more like, Yuduki, having a meeting at such an establishment, you have bad taste.” (Akashi)
“I’m shocked. You said you had found a place that we could use as a safe hiding spot. Saying that, you brought me to that establishment.” (Yuduki)
“Eh?!” (Akashi)
Akashi-san’s memories have turned vague.
Is it because of the after-effects, or maybe self-defense?
If it’s the latter, I am sorry for this, but I will have her remember it in order.
With Yuduki-san’s cooperation, that should be possible.
“Yuduki-san, you remember that Akashi-san was the one who invited you to that establishment and entered it, right?” (Makoto)
In this cases, you shouldn’t think about opportune moments and just go straight for the jugular.
“Of course. It is true that it is a place that doesn’t have much people, but it also didn’t strike me as having a good clientele.” (Yuduki)
“You also remember the bottle?” (Makoto)
“Yeah. She said that it was some sort of symbolic incense somewhere and that there was the need to make copies of it for investigation.” (Yuduki)
“But Akashi-san doesn’t remember.” (Makoto)
“Y-Yeah… By the time I came to, Boss Raidou was calling to me……That’s certainly weird.” (Akashi)
The charm of Tomoki shouldn’t be able to alter the memories.
At the very least, that perfume and scent didn’t have such power.
Then, she should be able to remember.
“Yuduki-san, what were the plans for Akashi-san today?” (Makoto)
For now, I leave Akashi-san who is in confusion, and ask Yuduki-san.
The two were investigating as they contacted each other.
In that case, she would be able to know the actions of the other side.
“The major point was that she was going to create a connection with a certain someone. An incredibly important person for Iroha-sama and is currently—” (Yuduki)
“In short, who is it?” (Makoto)
“…The state of Akashi was certainly strange. It is certain that a turbulent movement is approaching us. It is not the time to be keeping secrets.” (Yuduki)
“I share the same sentiment.” (Makoto)
Maybe because of her character as an information gatherer, she has a principle of keeping secrets tightly.
But currently in this city, I don’t think there’s much meaning in keeping secrets from me.
Good grief. Trust is complicated.
“Haruka-sama; Iroha-sama’s mother.” (Yuduki)
“…That’s right. I…had caught on the whereabouts of Haruka-sama, and then…she invited me to the Kishimo temple.” (Akashi)
Invited?
No, right now the priority is to have her remember her memories in order.
Let’s keep silent.
“What did you say?! You met madam?!” (Yuduki)
“Yeah… And then, I was led to a room with a nice scent. And I think there was also a chamberlain that had skills that that were not average…” (Akashi)
…Hey hey.
An even worse presentiment surfaced in my mind.
“Where?! Which Kishimo temple?!” (Yuduki)
“Uhm… At a place of the Osakabe branch family where there’s several houses, in a place that was being used as a family temple. The one that’s at the Silkwork street, right, it was there.” (Akashi)
“Akashi! Well done! You are a genius!! With this, Iroha-sama will be happy as well! I see, so that scent was the symbol of that place!!” (Yuduki)

This is bad.
This is incredibly bad.
A bad presentiment is steadily growing.
It is like the time when I saw the wife of Rembrandt and his daughters. It felt as if that melancholic feeling would overflow through my throat.
If possible, I felt like running away from this place.
“And so, I was told…by Haruka-sama. She said that there’s something she wanted to give to Iroha-sama and that she was asking of me to do it. And then, she entrusted me a small bottle. That’s why, I…for the sake of master, I thought that I had to tell Yuduki as well. Wait, who is master?” (Akashi)
“Akashi?” (Yuduki)

There’s no doubt that the source of the charm incense is the Empire.
Even if we still don’t know where and how far it has been spread to.
In that case, the reason for the dispute in the household, and the puppets of Tomoki I killed; the reason they escaped from the treatment in the middle of it as well, maybe it has something to do with that incense.
If a patient for drug poisoning is given the drug once more even if only a little, it is clear that it would be as certain as the sun rising that the treatment wouldn’t progress properly.
And then, this incense is currently, at the very least, invading the mother of Iroha-chan.
From what I have heard of Akashi-san, there’s no doubt that the spreading side is also affected by it.
From what I see, I think Akashi-san is somewhat safe.
But that Haruka person, it sounds like bad news.
The word ‘too late’ surfaced in my mind.
“What a disgusting feeling. I feel like I might puke out all my happy memories.” (Makoto)
After recalling my memories for a while, Akashi-san who had an ashen face was muttering contradicting words as she staggered to a wall.
And then, an expected sound rang out.
But it probably won’t end with just that.
She will probably have a hangover with self-disgust added to it, and will taste what will probably make even a three day hangover look cute.
But it is probably a blessing that she was spared with ‘only that much’.
“Kugh… Raidou-dono, did anything come to mind?” (Yuduki)
“Yeah, a number of things. First of all, that bottle Akashi-san had and the scent that was hanging over that store was a scent that had a charm power packed in it. Smoke and perfume, to make it easy, let’s call it charm incense.” (Makoto)
“Charm incense…” (Yuduki)
“It seems like it was packed with a strong charm power that makes anyone who smelled it into a slave of a certain man.” (Makoto)
“Could it be that was the reason why Akashi said something as foolish as master?! I see, Kougetsu!!” (Yuduki)
“No, he is not the one the charm incense enslaves you to.” (Makoto)
“…Eh?” (Yuduki)
“Iwahashi Tomoki; the Empire’s hero. The charm incense is…a tool to create his slaves.” (Makoto)
“Hero?! T-Then, are you saying this matter was not a simple dispute of the household?! Is that what you are saying, Raidou-dono?!” (Yuduki)
“Probably. I still don’t know what he is planning though.” (Makoto)
“I remembered one other thing…” (Akashi)
Akashi-san returns to the conversation still with her ashened expression.
If it’s information about that temple, anything would be fine.
It would help out.
“At that place, I think…there was Kougetsu-sama and a number of the princesses as well. Ugh…” (Akashi)
Don’t you have any information that might change the situation for the better?
At the lower floors, there’s a girl that hates me lying in wait.
And above ground, the charm of Tomoki has become the seed of strife.
What a time to come to Kannaoi.
I wonder if I can go with everyone to the grand labyrinth in the morning.
Maybe I should just call Lime or the Forest Onis as well?
Even if I call them, it doesn’t mean that it will erase the fact that it is already too late, and in the end, things will turn out as they will.
At the very least, we can stop the victims from expanding.
Hah… what a loser’s thought.
DAMN IT!
Tomoki, and Sofia; they just do unnecessary things all the time!
Especially Tomoki!
Doing something as stupid as charming people you don’t even know. I’m impressed he even thought of it.
AAAH, my head is hurting!

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    1. A little typo?
      you brought me to that establishment.” (Yuduki)
      “Eh?!” (Yuduki)
      you brought me to that establishment.” (Yuduki)
      “Eh?!” (-Akashi-) ???

    1. are you really a human? are you sure you not from the machine race? urgghhhh thats why i hate “F5 sect” they are everywhere.

      1. I pretty much have a gut feeling if there’s a release coming. Most of the time when I feel like it’s been too long since I’ve read a chapter, one will be posted just shortly before.

  1. Another!? Another double-post?
    I assume was a bad cliff and I’m grateful Reigokai is looking out for us, but you’re killing my impending sense of dread for when we catch up.

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      Spoiler-san thinks he needs a bigger gun…

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    3. Now that i remember i always saw you well with that cat machine post from other novels i though u wer some1 else. hahahhahaha well me i dont know if u remember im Assassin

        1. I’d like to think Tomoki is a product of a poor environment, and was born just fine. He’s handsome and was just pandered to too much. It wouldn’t be fair to condemn his kids just for beung half-Tomoki.
          My point here is that he still has value as a breeding horse for female-only races like the Gorgons. Gross, I know, but what can I say?  I believe in pragmatism and not wasting resources.

      1. wonder if the gorgons can half petrify him, only his lower half still flesh, i kinda want to see that( a stone face and a lower flesh body). its nothing more than flesh vibrator lolz

      1. too bad makoto cant do that tho, cause itll break the promise between the bug and makoto, though he can still beat him to dust

      2. I also think that Makoto Will kill it.
        Because the deal was to save the heroes that time, and to not be angainst the hyumans, and think with that thing is personal, it’s not like he is taking the side of demons

  3. Thank’s for the chapter.
    Damn im late because im at razer site reading some post and spec for Deathadder and Taipan.
    Anyone here play Dota or LoL? i would like you guys to give me some recommendation/advice toward what mouse should i buy.
    I know a lot of people recommend Naga, Deathadder, Rival, G303,but i really need someone who actually did use them…

    1. I have a 2016 deathadder chrome and it works great. It’s like a high end simple mouse. I could do without the rgb lighting though. I play lol and use it at 800dpi.

    2. @Renam, that’s exactly what made deathadder so charming to me, simple design but has solid build, has 2 macro buttons at left side, which the design is so good and really accessible to your hand. Im not looking for rgb im just want the durability and the click sensation, and a lot of people said that da has satisfying clicks feel, is that true?
      @Dicky, i play lol because is the game & update is lighter than dota. My almost 4 years mouse already get rusty for playing lol, and i started play it like 3 weeks ago.

      1. The clicky seems fine, but yours might vary since they change some of the parts in each model. I got it for the exact same reason, I don’t use additional buttons or care for super gaudy ‘gaming’ looks. I like the size as well. I relatively big hands and it fits me nicely.
        The side buttons are mapped by default to back/forward in the browser, which worked out great for me. In game I only have one mapped, it’s mapped to flashing my champion mastery xD.

      2. It’s okay, im not even mind if the mouse gonna get double clicks like in 2 years. Im really no for gaudy gaming looks too but there’s people’s who like it, and that’s why it exist. I have medium, slender hands but razer packing has a kind of “door” to see the actual mouse so it’s gonna be okay when i try to look around first i guess.
        Im gonna use the left buttons for items, because for god’s sake im always forgot to use gunblade, bth, youmu etc when i build it.

  4. Thanks for the Chapter, Reigokai-sama!
    Welp, better ready a purification and dispel ritual to cover the whole Lorel Union, Makoto, so that Trashmoki won’t have his way.
    And while you are at it, why not gift him your version of Root’s attack, but just leave him at 1 unit of health?
    And if he still doesn’t learn from that, have a joint effort with the other hero to bring him down.
    She can take care of his lackeys, while you deal the finishing blow to him.
    The Goddess didn’t say anything about laying your hand on a hero (and a trash at that).
    He needs to experience the same fate that a certain door had.

    1. Remember how trashmoki can’t die on certain nights? Well Makoto should just fight him on those night and make him wish he was dead, or leave only his dead and kill everyone of his followers…tho trashmoki doesn’t seem to care about them much so just wipe the floor with him
      I got a little dark there, but fuck I hate him

    1. hmm…. i dont know if my explanation correct but i think why Makoto speak of Tomoe and Sofia is about when Trashmoki want to add Tomoe to his, and also Sofia got charmed when makoto fight her before her dead

      1. Well yeah, i got surprise when makoto telling to sofia she got charmed by tomoki. Its pity sofia vanished if she still alive i think she have a tsun2 reaction toward tomoki.lol

    2. He mentioned Sofia because since Sofia killed the Superior Dragon Doma wich made the dungeon guet a little cahotic, since the dungeon Master used the help of the Mercenaries (that are against him for killing the charmed friend of one of its members) he will side with then on the negotiations, wich will make things harder for him, and Tomoki for the shit that he is pulling.

  5. “Just like always, if they point their swords at us, we just have to sweep it all away.”
    My favorite line.

    1. I pity, for tomoki really. IMO Makoto doesn’t know that a perfumed charm was the idea of princess . I doubt tomoki have capability to scheming.

      1. he’s clearly a retard and makoto just ignore that fac cuz he doesn’t really like the guy. i wonder when he will figure out that tomoki is slave of the pussy.

        1. Because makoto kept his promise to tsukuyomi, be nice with other heroes. And makoto also knew that tomoki drowned with his charm ability.
          Makoto cant suspect the empire princess because makoto only know the charm that affecting woman related to tomoki

      2. I sometimes feel Makoto is a fucking idiot, not really sometimes I feel his whole personality cant calculate the information he has. I mean he had that dream didn’t he.. the gift from the Shiva.. He knows the Lily has her personality and body painted with revenge and he doesn’t taken that fact as a trigger to have people spy on her or gather info on her, even he doesn’t have that dream Tomoe should have told him about the scheming side of Lily and her desire.. Truth be told its not far off that the heroes can fight against Tomoe and Mio though I doubt the Mio that died in his dreams learned the reflection tech of Reft

        1. Well, one of makoto policy, he do not interfering with hyuman politics directly . But if something obstruct his way, of course makoto would rid it. And this event are bad news for empire coz makoto are there, but this only my opinion

  6. Thank you as always Reigo-san ! and thank for the double so it wont really left cliffhanger huehueheu
    now then … to think a dumbass can think of something that quite ‘smart’ really make me want to applause him (ugh it make me want to puke to applause this bastard) and if from the info we got so Iroha mother been tainted by this bastard ? dang….

    1. He’s one hell of piece of shit, that’s why the method suit him.
      “Iroha mother being tainted”, you got tainted 2 times in your life, that’s unfortunate, and smell so ntr too. Fuck this guy.

    2. This chp really pissing people that said “He’s better because he’s follow his lust/desire than other hero” in previous chp. Damn! This chp is disgusting but next chp could be worse.

    3. And he’s also the root cause of the strife with rosegarden. Knowing all this Tomoki stuff makes that incoming fight feel so unnecessary, I wonder if those rosegarden guys know about this, seriously, they should set aside Makoto for now and exterminate this trash instead.

    4. And Makoto negligence toward a seed of trouble has some blame too, but that’s what make this “unnecessary trouble” feels so shit to me.
      That Pione or whatever girl is a type that when the blood has run toward the brain s/he gonna lose all the reasoning, so, please don’t make the next chp has “this is shit” kind feeling.

    1. its because the promise with the bug though….. Makoto still need to train a bit more to create more abilities to compensate with his Mana-Pool so he can fight the BUG in equal term (and possibly kill the BUG)

      1. ^yeah, not the bug. but the 3 gods. don’t kill one of them, so that the bug collar still gonna intact so that she can’t get in your way, something like that.

      2. ^even without that promise, do you think that bug goddess would stay still if Makoto kills one of her heroes?

      3. @Bacem @rickylucis @Maou
        “Then let’s make this the last time. From now on, as long as you don’t show straightforward antagonism towards the hyumans, I won’t interfere with you. How about that?”
        killing heroes maybe fall in “straightforward antagonism toward hyumans”

  7. I don’t even know how Tomoki’s charm works anymore. Even if they smell the perfume, the victims just become his slaves right? How tf does that Trashmoki issue orders?

    1. I agree that “show your work” is not a strong point of this author. As a side effect there’s frequently very little internal consistency with how magic works. If I had to guess using what we know I’d say the perfume is something like the material in Makkotos rings. It absorbs Tomoki’s charm magic, which then ‘curses’ people who absorb enough of it. Presumably people who are cursed are then susceptible to suggestion from anyone asking them to act on Tomoki’s behalf. Still, I’d think magic power in an inhalant would be pretty diffuse, and so both highly noticeable and mostly useless against anyone with a bit of power or magic perception.
      Here’s hoping it’s just made by having Tomoki stare at bottles of perfume 24/7 and not some kind of grisly extract of charmed person.

    2. i think at this point it is obvious that his charm forcefully change someone mind(knowledge, tastes, common sense; like what bug did to makoto with the language skill), thus akashi got some memory loss, thus it is so fucking hard to dispel, you can’t just say let’s revert the mind back.
      now, think about it, if in lorel the situation is like this, think about how the empire is right now under the threat of this charm perfume.

    3. Back when Makoto went to the Empire to deliver the dragon egg, he got a chance to “bond” with Tomoki. When that trash used his Charm, Makoto commented about the foul odor, so it’s likely that the Charm always had some connection to the sense of smell. Lily simply figured out how to store that effect in a container.

  8. Consider that people are saying we only have a few chapters left before catching up to the raw, I’d like to ask if the remaining chapters will be able to finish the current act, or will it end up being a cliff hanger?

  9. He should seriously go and just kill Tomoki and if they say crap just have proof of him and the empire enslaving people. I bet he found out how much better Tomoe and Mio are compared to every other girl in that world so he’s trying to NTR the MC. But wait he won’t be able to because the only reason he’s alive is because the Mc hasn’t been bothered to slaughter him like the slime he is.

  10. Tomoe and sofia ??? Especially tomoki is there a typo here?????
    On another note isnt mio able to dispell it??? Remember during the incident with toa…
    Anyway he should at least think of warning rembartd and students no

    1. I don’t have good feeling regarding Mio gulping down massive quantities of Tomoki charm power.
      Besides, wasn’t Toa drugged? I thought that was more of a poison than a curse or charm. Makoto seems to be able to dispel the charm by ‘ringing’ Azusa anyway.
      But yeah, Tomoki’s just become an epidemic threat. Here’s hoping Makoto restrains himself from imploding Haruka’s head.

  11. Oh oh my holy potato! a double release! And seriously, if Makoto feels disgusted, man up, grow a spine, use those dangling ovaries, and DO SOMETHING PROACTIVE FOR ONCE YOU DAMN SLOB!

  12. Tomoki Tomoki Tomoki

    Author please let Makoto kill that guy already! That sick bastard, that diseased maniac, that ‘thing’ masquerading as human deserves a death I would not wish on anyone else!!
    Thanks in advance.
    Thanks for the chapter, Reigokai-dono

  13. Okay, first things first. Makoto just dispelled the charm power within a room, both inside and outside of people, with the air pressure of strumming his bow. Apparently, he’s gotten better at “holding back”. I wonder if he can kill people with the air pressure of clapping his hands now?
    Secondly, confirmation that he can indeed cure the Charm’s effects.
    Thirdly,  Akashi is as agreeable as ever. Even brainwashed, she has the sense to just answer plainly when Makoto asks a question. A little foolish, but quite welcome.
    Lastly..oh shit. Iroha’s mother is in trouble and possibly the entire opposing faction in Kannoi. F*ck the latter, but I hope Makoto doesn’t have to deal with Iroha’s poor mother the unfortunate way.

    1. I wonder why the empire lay their hand to lorel..and its all coincidence about the spread of perfumed charm and makoto trip quest to Lorel. Its fortunate for lorel peoples and bad news for empire. IMO

    2. 1. Definitely can do.
      2. If the person it’s no “drunked” by it, yes. Makoto mentioned this over and over again.
      3. She got compatibility with Makoto i think.
      4. Bad luck always on Makoto route everywhere he goes.

    3. Those guys were recieving a byrpoduct of the charm, not the real source, and didn’t you notice in the interrogation how bodyguard A (forgot how to write her name) called him Master even after the dispel, there is still some effect of the charm in her. Nut really the part of Iroha mother was the worse blow for me, the fact that she is been affected by that so sudden, the poor girl doesn’t deserves it.

      1. Let’s be optimistic about this.
        Maybe Makoto cares enough about Iroha to go out of his way to create an outright cure for the Charm this time, preventing future casualties (of would-be assassins).
        He’s slightly psychopathic, but is sentimental enough when he gets along with people to go the extra mile.

        1. Thoug he has been to be quite lazy with things that doesn’t interest him, if he guets interested enough he might find a way, or the best next thing.

  14. Thanks for the chapter. Hatred to trashmoki is getting deeper, I thought it already maxed out but it have evolve. Iroha chance mother is charmed and already too late I hope it is not really the case. =)

  15. Did Makoto mean Tomoe or Root in the last few lines? o.O
    would he have been pissed at Tomoe at that point? I’m confused…
    Thankee for the chapters~ thankee for dropping us off a cliff only to realise that was a small cliff leading to a bigger cliff~

  16. Looks like makoto will have a pretty good reason to beat trashmoki like a loser B!
    thanks for the 2x post

  17. You know, I should be disgusted with Tomoki. I should be outraged. But I’m not.
    At this point, after learning that he figured out a way to expand his charm effects in such an effective way, and that he’s greedy/ambitious enough to circulate that crap into the world to obtain people he doesn’t even know…
    At this point, I’m just impressed. It’s already become hilarious how this idiot just won’t quit and is causing Makoto this much trouble. You have to admit, the headache our MC is getting this chapter is more damage than you’d ever have expected Tomoki to do to him.
    It kind of reminds me of that “I’m still alive motherf*cker. Still alive.” poster of a bird that had its neck mauled away by a bigger bird of prey.

    1. it starts to make me mad with Makoto. Why does he keep being so passive despite Tomoki doing all this shit. even if not killing him, Makoto should at least seal him away.

      1. It’s because he doesn’t give a damn so long as it’s not around him. And Tomoki was beaten so bad the last time, there was no doubt Tomoki would bitch out once he knew the power difference.
        The problem is the princess. She’s the one manipulating Tomoki, trying to recreating guns, and is most likely behind the new perfume.
        Further more, he’s trying not to kill the heroes due to having to deal with the Goddess afterwards. Once he fucks with one of them he WILL have to deal with Bug and he believes he’s not ready for that.
        Lastly, He’s trying to play nice with them due to Tsukiyomi’s desire. But even that’s been wearing thing for him the first time he met Tomoki.

    2. Well, this makoto bad luck, maybe this coincidence while tomoki princesw lay their hand toward Lorel but makoto is there. Makoto see this as obstruction.

    3. I doubt Tomoki’s got much to do with it. Spreading charm power like this is outside the scope of his simple selfish interest. This just reeks of Lily’s nasty little brand of ” fuck this planet and everyone on it “.
      Hm, didn’t Tomoe issue a warning to Tomoki and Lily? I’m surprised she hasn’t gone to evaporate them like a particularly unpleasant fart.

    4. If this hole development was his doing them I will congratulates him for surprising me, do you know what would be even more crazy, if after all Lily is in fact affected by the charm and instead of been manipulating Tomoki all this time…DUM….DUM…DUM…DUM…it has been the other way around!!!!!! XD

  18. “TLN: No way I would leave the chapter like that! So here’s one more!
    This will not count in the sponsor chapter count. Enjoy! …Is what I would want to say…”
    *you already said it*
    Reigokai …!!
    You’re going too fast ! Translation too fast !
    My A.I cannot… compute.. the end.. is.. near..

      1. Nonono, just take off her earrings that are blocking the charm power. Give her a taste of her own medicine.

        1. That’s actually an interesting thought.
          Lily has been keeping herself safe with her special protective accessories, but Tomoki has been training up his charm power at the same time.
          What are the chances that he’ll eventually power up his skill enough to break through her defenses?

      2. But Lily’s love at first sight(Yan) to me.
        She just got unlucky and got thrash hero with thrash skill from trash bug.
        If she got Makoto instead, she won’t be this bad.
        Trash skill wrap her pure(dark) mind to use wrapped method to utilize it.
        If she got Makoto OP cheat then all she need is guide Makoto to unit the world and beat up bug.

        1. no, she wasn’t corrupted by tomoki, but was indeed an “accelerator” in tomoki fall
          just reminder, that the instant tomoki came, she started manipulate him, used drugs against his will (shortening his life-span), and used girls as bait and meatbag to keep tomoki under controle.
          her is to destroy both demon race and gritonia.
          saying that if she had someone with less dirty power, she wouldn’t use that much dirty power isn’t making her better.

    1. trashmoki gets ntr by using lily?? hell, wonder if it would turn out like that, cause we already couldnt count how many did this trash impregnate women by our fingers already. Rather a nice Beat-the-bully-will-be-bullied sounds much better

  19. I would be very disappointed if Makoto, after hearing all this, would half-ass his response to Tomoki. Seriously, just kill the idiot, you’ve already warned him and he’s still being an idiot. Makoto needs to respond in kind before Tomoki reaches Kuzunoha.

  20. I hote Makoto will ‘nuke’ the Empire (& Tomoki).
    Every problem will be solved if he do that :
    – Empire in ruin / wipe out.
    – A warning for his senpai, for Saritz & for the demons.
    – Goddess has been weakened so she can’t act for now if her opponent is powerful enough to challenge a goddess of War.

    1. Isnt showed with previous chapter long time ago about when makoto nuking the enemies within his dream? And that dream also a gift from certain Deity as an answer for makoto especially to readers

    2. because killing millions of innocents as a revenge for the action of a single man is supposed to make you better than tomoki?
      people thinking like you are the closest to become like tomoki in his position…

      1. How many were infected / touched by Tomoki’s charm ? It may be already too late for the Empire people.

        1. you don’t know but go for the genocide because it’s easier
          most likely only the top dog of the country (minus those who have counter for it, like royalties) and maybe a part of the capital citizen.
          and there is still no proof that there is no cure for it, or that it won’t disappear by killing only tomoki.
          but nuke fuck yeah! let’s take the genocide rout!

          1. Actually… We do know something about this charm power : It can destroy the subject’s personality (the 3 Shadowless).
            Tomoki can now use this power with some perfume (& maybe other type : Food, water). So his charm power has evolved to become a bacteriological weapon that can create slaves.
            So ? What would you do if you were in this situation ? Would you let a bacteriological weapon spread on every country ? Just because “there may be a cure” ? And if you do not have the time to create this “cure” or it doesn’t exist, what will you do ?
            Would you sacrifice Empire people ? Or would you let it destroy this world and touch your friends and your family ?
            So I don’t go “for the genocide because it’s easier”. I believe it’s the best solution in this situation : Destroy the heart of the problem before it can spread further.

          2. it already spread to other countries and you don’t know the actual severity in empire’s citizen

          3. If there’s perfume, then we can consider that the air is already contaminate by his charm. After all, this can also serve him as a protective barrier against enemy’s attack.
            For example, if the demon race send an army on their capital, everyone in this army will turn into slaves for Tomoki with only his power (& air). Tomoki himself won’t need to move at all. Pretty powerful, right ? And also pretty scary…
            But if Tomoki did this… then there’s already no hope for the Empire people.
            Now… What would you do if you were Tomoki ? Build a perfect defense first that no one can breach ? Or start to attack another country ?
            Strategically speaking, I would choose the first option : Build a perfect defense. In this world, only Makoto and the Goddess would be able destroy this kind of defense. And Tomoki doesn’t know Makoto’s true power…

          4. demon were always shown to have a better engineering than humans, they should be able to find a counter to it
            it’s not realistic to cover the whole country with it, that’s the reason why the perfume was used in the bar (enclosed area).
            his defenses aren’t “perfect”
            it would be far more logical to kill tomoki and see what effect it has on people first rather than immediately going for the nuke

          5. @A Stop Sign
            For now only the princess of Gritoria & Tomoki are the one using this kind of bacteriological weapon. Moreover their research & production facility should be in the Empire. Destroy the Empire and you destroy everything needed to build this weapon. You also kill the puppeteer. No way to restock + No orders from the puppeteer = No spread.
            Makoto managed to cure Akashi (& Sofia) because she was expose to his charm during a short period of time (= she didn’t lose her personality). To cure someone expose during a long period of time… well… Death is a solution. Maybe we will see something else in the next chapter (with Haruka).

      2. @darkhelios
        There’s nothing to indicate that the perfume can be manufactured without Tomoki. It’s his divinely gifted power, so he’s still a single point of failure for production of the charm perfume. Nuking Gritoria doesn’t really do… anything? If anything you’d make the situation worse, since you’d be destroying information about production and distribution. That’s really bad policy if you want to stop the spread of the stuff or find a cure. The perfume’s already in other countries.
        Also Makoto literally just purged the perfume’s charm effects this chapter, and I don’t buy him being the most skilled at curse purging in all the land, so. . . yeah.

        1. To be honest, even if the perfume could be made without Tomoki, that doesn’t change the effect to be anything but “Worship Tomoki.”
          Getting rid of the key component of the charm’s effects could go a long way in restoring functionality to people that are charmed, even if they aren’t fully cured. They would be upset that Tomoki is dead, but as far as doing anything else, they’d live relatively normally, wouldn’t they?
          The really bad cases might just drop dead from losing their strings, but as a whole this sounds like a solid solution in terms of “damage control”.
          …Or it would be, if the goddess wouldn’t descend in a divine fury as she most likely would if that happened.
          I’m personally against killing Tomoki. It’s a little morbid, but at this point I’m curious just how far he can go and how far he’ll fall. It’s like watching a nature documentary featuring that parasitic creature slowly and brutally killing another species. It’s so horrific but I just can’t look away.

  21. Really, many thanks for your hard work and for bringing us double chapter!
    That darned literally d*ck head, is he unable to make a thought or two that doesn’t concern his lower, filthy, part? I’m currently so pissed off at him. Sure, Makoto being 20 and still virgin was a little unexpected, but heck I plan to become a Great Sage so screw it, that trash though. I hope he burns in Hell. I hate being denied one’s free will the most.

      1. Yep, he’s over 20. From chapter 264:
        > It looks like you are not self-aware of it, so this might be a good chance to tell you. You are a late bloomer. There’s a limit to being herbivorous. It has been several years since you came to this world, right? In age…you are already over twenty huh

        1. Oh thx, me sometimes skipping the chapters for some purpose. But who said that? Tomoe? . Maybe after makoto give a bitch slap toward the goddess bug he will relax and think about the girl.

  22. maybe what akashi felt like puking is because of what those perfume and wine made of, either its blood, sweat or drools, its disgusting either of it

    1. Hey, maybe we’ll get lucky and it turns out to be extracted from Tomoki’s eyes themselves?
      There’s the painful process for one, but also the fact that he can only regenerate them once a month, which limits production.

  23. Wished Makoto just think about ripping the eyes of trashmoki, then a new hero title will be born. “The Blind Trash/Hero”,a heck worth to see

  24. I do not understand, they say there may be people of the level or stronger than the makoto, but the makoto is stronger than the root, which is stronger than the apple, so, right, WTF

    1. on another end, they were weaker than Root something like 1000 years ago, so who now? and since they got some power from a god, maybe they are more dangerous than root.
      well they though as precaution to not become overconfident and think “I am invincible”

    2. Makoto has always had issues with self-confidence, as well as being bad at judging difference in strength (his own).
      Even though he is OP since the very beginning, he has always considered himself weaker, or at least not particularly strong.
      My hypothesis is that Makoto could easily wipe the floor with Apple, and is simply underestimating himself again (and of course overestimating the opponents).

      1. I mean, it’s not that unreasonable to suspect they’re immensely strong. It’s just his view of his own power that needs work.
        The other Japanese people Makoto’s met are Hibiki and Tomoki, who have, from what he can tell, grown tremendously in a short amount of time.
        If the members of Apple have this same growing power and are even immortal to compliment that ability…yeah. They’d be pretty strong.

  25. why did makoto bring sofia in such talk? is there a freaking comeback in the future chapt that might to come?!

    1. because the current instability in the dungeon was called (in the title) “Gift from the departed Dragon Slayer”

  26. Makoto be like “Ok! here’s my today’s schedule before trampling down some underground hikkikomori let’s dispose some trash that is lingering in the air first! ”
    PS. Makoto you should be more suspicious that there’s is no way such a trash of a man who only had a dick for a brain would be able to think of such complicated and secretive method to spread his charm , you should be aware that there is another person pulling the strings and using him

    1. Maybe because makoto consider tomoki have a quality to become a hero his senpai without knowing that all tomoki did supported by empire princess.

  27. I’m tired of Tomoki….
    Just get him out of the story already. He’s just to ugly a character, though it brings in a point, important one at that.
    Thanks for the double

    1. No lets him alive till tomoki and the supporter face 2 face with the woman hero and her supporter in the war. And its fun while the hyuman warring each other the demon kin enter the fray with their full power, what a chaos, and we would see makoto doesn’t give a fuck about hyuman war he just waiting in his “world” while hold some party ,lol

  28. Thanks for double chapter it feel so goodddd…..
    Good grief transmoki good grief, you have been raised the deathflag to maximum….
    fufufu… still waiting to see him suffer and despair until dead, after dead placed him in hell to continue the taste of suffer and despair

  29. those headache will be gone with his hot rage or just cold rage like those gate again? cause this time his trouble is each side
    thanks for chap

  30. Thanks for the chapter, Reigo-senpai.
    Well peeps… only 8 left before he’s caught up. Yeah, I’m still hoping to high heaven that the next project is Janitor-san.
    I’m gonna confess, the raws were too clumped and incoherent to understand too much beyond this point. Hell, I couldn’t even understand Trashmoki’s drug. But as far as I can see, he needs to be dropped off in the furthest edges of that world if he’s going this far. That damn bug was so concerned with looks that she didn’t understand his rotten personality. He’s actually the biggest threat to the hyuman-race, not the demons or mamanos. But even if she understood it now, there’s nothing she can do about it. The reason: she has too much pride to ever admit that she’s wrong. Or vanity? Either way, she would never admit her mistake unless it’s too late and Trashmoki already laid the hyuman-race to ruin. That’s why we have Makoto, he’s the only one who can possibly keep Trashmoki in check. Don’t expect Hibiki to do too much, she’s kinda incompetent in that department.

  31. Tomoki that bastard pisses me off, raidou needs to either get the bug/bitch/goddess to take away his charm power by threatening to kill him in self-defense as he is constantly attacking and cause him all sorts of trouble or raidou needs to find a means to negate the charm ability through his on magic and mix it with some type of healing potion then sell it through his company in all countries and areas.

  32. Can we just kill thrasmoki already? For a completly unisteresring weakling he just annoys the story, i was looking forward to the dungeon 20 level fight and then this boring annoyance happens.

  33. dont know why but i have a bad feeling about that phiria in the dungeon..like she is baiting those immortals to kill makoto…. oh and the followers of makoto that goes to the labyrinth… ialso think that they are being baited….

  34. see…. as expected. all is tomoki plan. Not even surprised that he is also here.
    I wonder if the other labyrinth immortal already get hypnotized/charmed by the incense.
    Perhaps shiki can make the antidote?
    But it would be bad to bring it to asora to have experiment on the charm bottle.
    what raidou will do?

  35. Thanks 4 the chapter!
    I don’t think Trashmoki is smart enough to think of this scheme. Probably the princess was the one behind it. Though I could be wrong.

      1. Ooh, I know this one! He’d see a mirrored version of himself. Maybe some stuff behind him.
        Rather, I think if mirrors reflected magic effects it would have come up? Everyone would be walking around with mirrors.

        1. I think of him seen all the people who had bullied him in his life back in Japan and his face would look crying and pitiful.

  36. I want to kill that trash srsly right now
    He’s so damn annoying that he doesn’t even qualify as one of the villains or like team rocket but as an ant in the road trying to bite a dragon…… ah… thats disrespectful to ants let’s just treat him as trash
    Thanks for the chap ~ 2x

  37. Tomoki just make a mess out of his ability, qnd our Makoto has to perform the clean up operation.
    Hang him in front of a MBT cannon( MBT: Main Battle Tank) and blow his @$$ to bit!
    And again, thanks 4 the updates.

  38. We need to have a chapter where Tomoki gets killed by Makoto. That guy is just a worthless piece of trash at this point.

  39. I don’t know if it’s a bad luck or a good luck. With Trashmoki problem in surface, Makoto could postpone going into labyrinth and settled it first like following dungeon master suggestion.

  40. i don’t know if it’s true but if there is only 8 chapters left to translate, it will be bad for my heart
    thanks for the chapter!

  41. Tomoki is asking to be killed. If the charm spreads, the most obvious way to end it is to end the one who is the originator of the charm. Master dead = charm broken.

  42. so how long until we get to kill Tomoki? not even Bug could seriously be angry with him getting killed now right?
    god damn, hes just so damn hateable

  43. thanks for the chapter!
    “However, just like how charms serve the same purpose as talismans and amulets—wait no, the comparison wasn’t that good there. Charms are mostly turned into amulets and talismans are—wait, why am a beginning a lecture here.”
    your teacher’s blood is assuming direct control!
    but you have a problematic hero that you can’t kill without breaking the non-antagonism pact against hyumans
    you have pione that want to take a misdirected revenge against you.
    time to put the pieces together, rise your speech level, and set her to kill tomoki

    1. Having Tomoki killed by Apple would be kind of poetic.
      Both are, in their own way, special existences for the Bug.
      So, since Makoto’s hands are kind of tied by his agreement with Bug, persuading one of her assets to off the other would be awesome.

      1. I mean, does Makoto even have to convince Apple? Makoto already mentioned that Hibiki would probably start a hyuman war if she found out, and Hibiki is as equal an existence to Tomoki as standings can get.
        Heck, it’s not his style, but Makoto could probably outright endorse Limia in the war against Gritonia(Tomoki) and tip the scales even more.
        Under these circumstances, for the goddess would have to be pretty damn unreasonable to judge it as Makoto’s actions as antagonism towards the hyumans.
        …Oh. Nevermind. Forget the endorsement part.

  44. As always, it’s his damn fault. He should’ve just killed Tomoki. Like just now, he should just remove any sort of auras and devices which keep his power low, and freaking unleash it all in the dungeon, a good big hole all the way to the 20th floor, kick the crap outta all the fools there, every single one, submit them to his power, then go directly to Tomoki and murder his ass. But even this whole mission he’s in, it’s totally useless. He just had to say: Tsige is under my protection, Aion. Attack it, and I’ll destroy you guys. That’s simple. Direct. Definitive. Who needs stupid useless mercenaries like those in the labyrinth after all?

    1. -if he kill tomoki, big chance that the goddess will immediately show up to kill him because he goes against his pact as not taking stance against hyumans.
      -destroy the labyrinth because he is lazy
      -go meet a mercenary group that he angered and beat their shit for the sole purpose showing off and desire to make people submit through violence and sheer power
      doesn’t sound neither good nor virtuous to me.
      and don’t forget that
      -he doesn’t want to take an active part in war, so he doesn’t want to lend his army to tsige
      -the reason he want the mercenaries is to make tsige able to stand for themselves without makoto and kuzunoha’s support

      1. Redcolonel, I get your first point and the last two, but your second and third points are kinda hollow.
        Makoto never really showed “lazyness”, quite the opposite. What’s more, he said plenty of times already how much he freaking hates this labyrinth, so the only reason I could think of about why he just doesn’t dig a huge hole all the way to 20th floor… It would be too easy, and the author himself doesn’t want that. That’s actually the only reason. And about the mercenary group… Nope, he angered only one girl, and it’s not like it’s his fault, quite the opposite. And he shouldn’t beat them for “showing off”, but just to teach them a lesson about being unreasonable and about humility. Not to mention, that’s just how Makoto got his 4 best followers, just sayin’. So it’s kinda likely that, if he goes for the “beating-the-crap-outta-them-way” maybe, just maybe, he could get a 5th follower. Until now, that’s the pattern the author took everytime he had to add a new servant for Makoto.

        1. well, those point was about what you said.
          digging a huge hole and thus damaging the labyrinth because it’s easier is laziness.
          since he came to negotiate with them, I am not sure that destroying a part of the labyrinth is a good thing to do. just imagine coming to meet someone by breaking their fences because going by the normal entrance was a pain.
          he could just walk away, but going straight in their lair to beat them to “teach them a lesson about humility” is showing off while using the word ‘justice’, and god, readers hate characters that relate to ‘justice’ they call them “self righteous”.
          makoto’s way to deal with his followers was always rather violence, seeing that migrant have to pass a “training” session, and the hierarchy is given by battle strength. though for shiki, tomoe and mio (I considere mio being the winner of their duel tho, she was still able to fight when he was out cold) he didn’t had choice, but for tamaki he chose to fight her as ritual, and that’s showing of.
          on the other side he chose to be a merchant and stay outside of the war, and that would feel wrong that he use violence as a first measure, especially since shiva warned him to not take the military path.

      2. One other thing: are we even sure that the labyrinth levels are perfectly stacked on top of each other? 8-?

      3. But wait bro… Makoto pact was only saving both hero from the attack of demons. The things about huymans was something just said. I even remember that Makoto double checked the points of the pact and asked her if its only saving the 2 hero and bug said clearly yes. So the thinks she said before that was not part of the pact.

        1. I’m pretty sure Makoto truly harming the heroes is one of the things that Bug can react to. As in, that’s pretty much the only thing she can use to go against Makoto because of her shackles. So she will likely act if he harms/kill Trashmoki. I still want that to happen though.

    2. The dungeon is technically an ally’s land and properties so destroying it nilly willy is a big No-No. Plus much of how the dungeon works is a mystery, Drilling straight down probably would not work.

    3. Nah, is not his fault, He didn’t gave Tomoki his power of charm, He didn’t transported Tomoki because he got greedy or lazy, He didn’t broke a pact with another God and traspassed on his duty or obligations. If you want to blame someone blame the Goddes or even better blame the princess of the Empire that everyone expect is the one manipulating this hole situation.

    4. Yeah, let me tell you what will happen if he really did that.
      He’d attract the attention of every strong being inside the dungeon and the goddess, and tell them his power. Knowing how much he is a threat to her, the goddess then would make preparations to fight him, giving more power ups to Tomoki brat and giving more divination here and there. He’d lose his hope to win against her.
      Beating them to submissive, only means that he became a tyranny. Unleashing his power to rebel the Kingdom of Aion, that means revealing how dangerous his and Kuzunoha’s existence is towards humanity, and that lead to another war. He would eventually “erases” at least a city or a nation.
      The path you chose would only lead him to a suffering even more terrible than what he had in his dreams. He’d lose his humanity, he’d annihilate a whole nation, he’d fight against the goddess in an unprepared state, and he’d lose his companion.

    5. The dungeon uses teleports between floors. It’s unlikely that you could just dig down to lower floors. The floors could be practically anywhere on the planet. That Alt floor even cut of his guild card’s reception.
      Personally I just find it disappointing that the last two chapters weren’t respectively devoted to Tomoe and Mio.
      Someone feed that boy some oysters or something already.

    6. So he should use his power to force people to do what he wants regardless of their will, then go kill Tomoki because he uses his power to force people to do what he wants regardless of their will?

    7. The problem with killing Tomoki is that if he is the hero, and what would tge people think when the hero is killed by Makoto? Exactly, it isn’t so simple that he can just kill him

      1. Not even the people’s opinions because that doesn’t really affect Makoto. It’s the fact that it would cross a line that would bring the goddess down on him, and Asora isn’t quite strong enough for that yet.
        Yet.

  45. It’s so stupid that he hasn’t killed Tomoki yet or even taken measures to protect the world from him. I get he has a non-interference policy and that would be fine if Tomoki was JUST an arsehole, but he’s a super arsehole who has and liberally abuses brainwashing powers, doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out he would aim to enslave the world leaders, or Hibiki who was supposed to be someone Makoto was fond of. Even if we discount outright killing him, he should at least told the other leaders about Tomoki’s ability. I feel this is one of the stories that is completely dependent on the protagonist being an idiot to provide drama, which is getting old.

    1. Well is not only makoto who is keeping his mouth shut, Hibiki and the priestess seem to know about it and ain’t saying anything or trying to stop him

      1. the promise was “if you are to meet with those two, please treat them well”
        “treating someone well” in my book doesn’t include “overlooking them if they commit atrocities”
        now, he does have that deal with the goddess to not go against human nations, and Trashmoki is a big part of the Empire, so he can’t go directly against him
        However, for F sake, when you can’t act, at least pass the info around dammit! warn people about Trashmoki! that’s what annoy me the most with MC who don’t want to get involved in difficult matters, they don’t do anything at all, not even warn people about potential dangers…

      2. For Carmeops,
        one, makoto doesn’t want to wipe other people’s asses (for good reason), and he doesn’t want to directly get involved more than he must, but not telling it directly will cause rumor telephoning to distort the info a lot
        two, you say spread info, but what kind of info? as far as people are concerned, it’s just another perfume spreading around, and Asora will definitely already know after makoto makes a report; then, even if you tell people not to use perfumes, trashmoki can make it scentless and use it as a weapon that way.

    2. well, he gave him a second possibility. now that tomoki wasted him he’ll probably kill him if he meets him.
      i don’t think that will count as “going against the humans” so that the goddess can attack him. tomoki isn’t exactly helping them: lately he is causing infighting and when was the last time he fought the demons?
      though searching for him may be a bit difficult: destroying the empire to find him would probably count as going against the humans

    1. No bug still has restrictions on her so I don’t think she is a big issue so he should just end that charming pain in the ass.

  46. Thanks for the double release, well I didn’t though it posible but the author managed to make me hate Tomoki even more. Well everyone knows that the princess is behind all of that I don’t think Tomoki has the brains to come up with such a plot. Really I just feel disgusted. Poor Iroha, to lose her mother like that.

  47. If it was me I won’t really need to kill him… I will just trash to point barely dying and make living nightmares out of it to the point of making him broken/disabled and do nothing cower in a corner of a room fearing that I will return to take him out…

  48. Makoto-kami-sama should gouge Trashmoki’s eyes out… Cut off his non-dominant arm and put a curse in his face that would slowly melt his skull.
    Thnx for the chappy~ Nanodesu~

  49. I don’t know about Trashmoki,but he should have killed him while visiting the Empire. Someone in the earlier comments mentioned that he’s Human and so are the other Wise/Adventurers of Origin. Makoto is stronger than Root and that was proven, when he defeated that ultimate attack. The Bug Goddess told Makoto not to harm her Hyumans. So technically there’s a loophole as far as any other Human goes. The God that gifted Makoto a portion of his power told him to play nice with the other summoned Heroes. Don’t think for one second that if they raise a weapon towards him or his followers, they’ll survive the experience. He’s gotten more proficient at killing his opponents.

  50. Operation “Sweeping Dirt (under the rug)”:
    Makoto:
    – travels out over the ocean, until he reaches the point on the planet that is furthest from any land.
    – dives towards the bottom, and starts drilling down a few kilometers.
    – makes a small chamber, then seals/fills in the way he came.
    – create an artificial source of moonlight.
    – trades with the Demons for their Anti-Bug tech, and uses it to isolate the chamber.
    – teleports Tomoki into the chamber.
    – has Tomoe erase all his memories going back to when he first conceived of the plan; of course after forbidding Tomoe from looking at the memory, herself.

  51. Wishing someone in Makoto’s group would just reverse engineer that incense or something and turn it into an anti-Trashmoki incense (Trashmoki hating incense) either that or a Trashmoki repellent would do quite nicely. Thanks for the chapter.

  52. I probably would continue this story if there was more translated, but theres no way I will enjoy the current part of the story. If I continue it, it will probably be in a year or so.
    Anyway, thanks very much for your work translating it. It was far better than I expected, although there are some parts that fundementally rub me the wrong way (which coincidentally enough all appear to be crossing here. Mind control and immortality and the like)

  53. Everyone is says that makoto should kill tomoki but we know that’s not goning to happen, because of the promisr with moon bro and the contract with the bug , since he can’t kill him why not just take off tomoki’s eyes since his charm power is in his eyes.

    1. Immortality isn’t exactly the same as infinite regeneration. Losing his eyes in the daytime or having Makoto destroy his charm power from its roots might just stick. If you remember his fight with the annoying gate tool/god thing, it should be within his capabilities.

    2. Just offer Trashtoki to Tomoe and Mio as a toy to suck his memories out… the useful ones, of Japan.
      Tomoe would just trap him in her little alternate reality box where he is DREAMING of himself ruling the world…
      With all the talk of protecting Tsige, Makoto wants it to be able to stand on its own. So, no, he couldn’t just swoop in. That’d be toublesome.
      What I’d really love to see is Tsige be annexed by the reclaimed country. The one the sisters are running with the help of ema and others.

      1. Not a bad plan all around. Maybe annex Gritonia instead of Tsige though. They would be due for new leadership after the charm fallout.
        Also aren’t they fairly far apart? Tsige and the winter wonder land. I’ve no idea how close Gritonia is either though.
        . . . Is there a map of this world? I need a map. I barely remember how these countries are relatively situated.

  54. Quick question, I remember the princess is trying to pull the strings behind Tomoki, but was there any explanation for why she wasn’t charmed herself? At this point he could have just taken over the entire nation.

    1. I agree. It is the princess who is pulling the strings. Tomoki can only think about is his own ego and to me I think he is kind of lazy to want to rule a nation. The only time I feel like Tomoki will do something is in a battle(if it is in his favor). There was an explanation why the charm does not work on that princess. It was way in the beginning of the series on 1 of those intermission chapters. It had that the princess planned head and was prepared for the hero and his charm. There is chance that the 1st summon hero might had a power similar to this 1 and the princess knew about it and was prepared for it.

    2. IIRC when he was summoned, they made him pass test and analysed him, they noticed the power and the royal family prepared countermeasure for it. it’s know in the background that tomoki has it but he never noticed that they knew.
      I am not sure though

    3. They had unspecified ‘countermeasures’ for the nobility but the Princess was a special case. Alt Makoto mentioned she was never charmed because she hated too strongly anything associated with the Goddess and was just playing along to watch everything burn. After all, her opinion of Tomoki is ‘A trash hero from a trash Goddess’.

  55. This kind of scheming has Gritonia’s princess’s fingerprints all over. Maybe I am underestimating him, but I just can’t see Tomoki being smart enough to think of such a cunning plan.

      1. So would I. But if Bug responds, she may end up killing one of Makoto’s followers, even if he ultimately wins.
        I’d take Tomoki and Tomoe/Mio/Shiki living at the same time over neither any day. Put another way, I love them more than I hate him.

      2. Well they could always have him turned into a tree. Everyone loves trees. It would provide shade, stop erosion, let birds nest. . .
        an all around improvement.

  56. He was told to be kind to the heroes when he came to this world.
    But Tomoki is doing more bad things than good. At this rate, the kindest thing Makoto can do for Tomoki is another beatdown and locking that fucker up at a place far far away from civilisation. Oh, and just kill that sly princess Lily while he’s at it.
    Poor Makoto, his luck is just sooo bad everyone wants to make trouble for him. He is now stuck between a rock and a hard place…. well not so hard actually since he can just brute force through everything, but you can’t solve everything with violence.
    Thanks as always Reigokai. I love it when you give us consecutive chapters so that we won’t be tormented by the cliffhangers for too long.

  57. Thx for the Chappy ~!
    Deym that Tomoki!!
    Makoto really have the worst luck, problems just keeps coming his way and won’t stop coming.
    Huhuhu, poor Iroha-chan~
    Be strong Loli-chan~!

  58. Well it seems like his targeting power is quite powerful right now. What if he improve his targeting power to the point where he could target the charm gift? Killing the charm gift would be the best for me

    1. Wow, that sounds like Lyle’s Katana-ability.
      Would be nice if he could but i don’t think he can do it for now, For now…that is…
      Maybe he could CREATE another god-artifact to render something. In the far future…

        1. Hah. I wonder who else is more better villain;Bug or Trashmoki, i think I’m gonna add Bitchki there too.
          I hate her so much, her view of the world is like… She doesn’t care about other races other than the Hyumans and won’t acknowledge the demon race.
          In the words, her view is too narrow;like The Frog in the well…i think thats the phrase?
          She is dreaming if she thinks that the Hyumans in the future can be a better times than now, because If their own hero thinks that way for the demon race, why can’t they do the same, right?
          She thought she is better at politics but i don’t think that she knows, her reality and dream is mix up…
          On one end: she wants to follow reality and on the other: she wants to make her ideal world…
          That’s my opinions about that bitchki.
          Sorry, off-topic. I didn’t get the chance to say anything about her last time…

      1. Yea i really can’t bring myself to like Hibiki, sure shes not Trashmoki but shes still fucking terrible and Makoto is just blinded by the image of her from their old world.
        she comes to a fantasy world filled with, magic, fantasy creatures and spirits and her first idea is to genocide everything non human and pretty much turn it into earth… holy shit woman, what is wrong with you. she just talked about enslaving and genociding an entire race of people like it was nothing, we had people like her here in our world too. a certain moustached dictator comes to mind.
        not to sound like a tumblrtard but… LITERALLY HITLER

    2. Now that’s an idea. Could Makoto theoretically start shooting down concepts now?
      For example, finding Shiki’s or even his students’ barriers to growth and literally(symbolically? What would be the accurate word for this?) shooting them down?

  59. Hey guys, I think it is very funny that the goddess does not seem to actually watch over the people she considers “heroes” after giving them immense power and becoming people that influence the world and hyuman society she “governs” over. I mean it is like the only time she takes notice of the world or the heroes is when either her precious “children” are about to lose a major war or Hibiki and/or Tomoki are about to die. I mean come on does she not notice, or watch, how they act in her world and treat her “kids”. One would think she would keep close tabs on such people by either spying on them and reading their minds to make sure they are not doing anything really stupid or dangerous towards her or the hyumans she cares so much for.
    Opinions anyone.
    Thanks for the translation.

    1. But you can’t wear it 24/7 and the charm incence is being used as something like an air freshener, it’s in the air all the time. Wearing the same clothes for days and going to bed in them is not really an option.

  60. No matter how bad tomoki or the bug. There still is someone that I hate more than them. But still, it unpleasant to see tomoki-kun aiming his charm to other then demon race. It it the demon race then I will laugh and say “got you right insects. Hope you suffer more in the future.” Reading chapter after chapter it more obvious to see how naive makoto is. Just like his beta father. If he really his father… LOL

  61. wow, i don’t know if this author intentions, but makoto naivity is so fckin humongous. i mean, even if he is a naive, sweet character (and i like him for that). sometimes his naive and passive personality just make me wanna bash his head.

  62. God damn tomoki and hibiki as well the stupid bug and that imbecile of root… They just bring trouble after trouble to the damn world sorry for the messed up English.

  63. As ever, Iwahashi Trashmoki is the source of all Evil, capital E, and following from that, bug is the source of the source of all Evil.
    I look forward to the day Tomoki dies, and pray fervently that he dies horribly, like that one in the recently translated chapter 44 of Death Mage : crush his soul, add to that, erase every trace of his existence, any world is better off without a Trashmoki in it, so at least Makoto’s earth is a safer place to be now
    And holy hell, I am never going to refer to him as anything other than Trashmoki, he’s sullying the name of another, more honestly perverse and infinitely better as a person Tomoki

  64. Im so mad that Goddess gave him that power thats something a dark god would give to his champion to ruin the world.

  65. Tomoko pisses me off. He is essentially raping these women he’s having sex with. A disgusting person who should get killed.

  66. Really should just kill Tomoki. Bug probably wouldn’t even be able to do anything about it. She didn’t interfere even once when Sofia almost killed Tomoki. Also Makoto never made any promise or deal with Bug to not harm or kill the heroes. Even if he did, the promise would only apply to him. He could exploit a loophole and send somebody like Shiki to use his death mist or Tamaki and let her run wild and kill Tomoki. Anyways, sure Tsukiyomi did ask Makoto to look after the heroes but at that point it’s not like he knew how they were gonna turn out. I’m sure he would forgive Makoto killing Tomoki if he found out what Tomoki has been doing by going around mind controlling everyone and raping women.

  67. Just started reading this the other day, and my first time commenting. I just can’t stand Trashmoki anymore. F*ck that sh*t. It’s even worse since I know this novel is in hiatus, so that means I won’t be able to know how will the matter with that sh*t end.

  68. Though the situation is bad is possible dispel the charm so even if is more simple kill everyone, don’t do that Makoto, she’s the mother of Iroha. Maybe is time for Kuzunoha company to make and spread a anti-charm medicine.

  69. It’s pretty stupid how for plots sake he can easily kill brainwashed people that tries to kill, but doesn’t think much about going against the puppet master.
    Tomoki’s plot armor is quite thick too.

  70. My only wish is that Tomoki will get his just desserts… like seriously, he’s even worse than Hibiki, with his reckless use of power…. damn, I wish that Tomoki would just die along with that scheming princess

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