Chapter 284: The Grand Battle between Monsters

TL: Had to at least finish the fight, so here it is. 😀


One of the clear weak points of the body, the head.

Moreover, he was pierced right in between his brows, and yet, he counterattacked in a matter of seconds.

This is already an enemy that I can’t consider a human as I fight him.

Seeing Aznoval taking out the arrow from his head, I was convinced of this.

“Because this is the first time I have been pierced here by someone who aimed at that location, I can tell that your aim is frightening. It hurts, and it is scary.” (Aznoval)

…Pain and fear.

Is that what someone feels when they get an arrow pierced into their brain?

That’s something a person would normally only experience once before dying right after.

Right now, I am not even minding my burned skin and the pain I was feeling from the pieces of metal that were pierced in me.

I have already healed from those after all.

I could only laugh.

About a lot of things.

“…”

Unless he is using some sort of skill, I have the upperhand in speed; and with that speed, I move around him as I rain arrows at him.

And at times, I would jump on footholds I create in midair and make the pattern more difficult to read.

He showed no movement. But I won’t feel relieved.

In the time he is not moving, I think of a way incapacitate him.

Tomoe and Mio are here.

My cards are limited.

I could emergency summon the two of them as a last resort, but it is not necessary yet.

Now then, a way to increase the power even more.

The field of vision has been bad all this time, so I left Sakai in perception to catch the movements of my opponent. On top of that, when I increase the power, the rapid-fire speed decreases without fail.

Even if I create space between us with Bridd, the power increase limit is around 55% only.

It would be fine if that was enough power to create damage on the level of shaving off his flesh. If that’s not the case, I have to go for the next move.

I can’t kill him, he is tough, and his heart won’t break.

He does regenerate, but the damage is still going through.

In other words, I can spread his pieces of flesh all around and have the gallery decide the end of the battle.

He can regenerate in time, but he shouldn’t be able to regenerate instantly.

And that greatsword, even though it exploded, the moment I took my distance, it had already regenerated as well.

So the weapon takes after his master huh.

I really have met the worst weapon and user, seriously.

“Then, let’s do it.” (Makoto)

A mutter of confirmation leaked out from my mouth.

I reduced the amount of arrows I shot, and in exchange, I increased the strength of each shot.

Head, chest, waist, arms, legs; while confirming every difference between the reactions and his way of dealing with it, I readjust the power as I go.

The instances are: moving, defending, receiving it, and evading.

I prioritize the places where he chose to evade -mainly on the vitals- and concentrated on the aim of it, but the moment the arrow comes in contact with his skin, he grabbed it or deftly broke it with his greatsword.

It looks like he hated when his movements are stopped, even if it is only for a few seconds.

Even if it reaches the point of making contact, if he goes blocking them in such a way, I can’t do anything about it.

The time I need to make my arrows do further than that, the opening it would create, that in itself is a luxury I can’t obtain unless I make a direct hit to his vitals.

The wounds I have that are still hurting even now are because of that Overdrive skill; maybe I should mimic that and have my arrows explode?

There’s the demerit that it would take more time to shoot, and the number of arrows will decrease once again.

…No problem.

Waiting-and-seeing without hitting the target is a poor move.

If I manage to hit him, I might be able to get time to aim and shoot his vitals. Once that hits as well, I can connect it with exploding arrows and sniping.

The return is big and the increased risk is low.

It has been decided.

“It looks like you have gotten serious after the ‘Sword Spirit, Rampaging Overdrive’, but you have become incredibly difficult to deal with now. Well then, this is quite troubling.” (Aznoval)

I wonder. It doesn’t sound like you think that way though.

No matter if he was actually honest about that, his tone of voice made one think he was telling the truth there.

Even when his movements have been sealed, there were no words of surrender from him.

The attacks that are not hitting directly deal practically no damage to him, and even with a direct hit of the arrows and Bridds, that damage regenerates after only a few seconds.

That’s not the recovery speed of a normal person.

Maybe it is the benefit of his job called Squire, or it might be the effect of a special equipment.

He evades, defends, and when there’s no choice to, he receives the attacks.

The concentration he has to be able to decide all of those in an instant is also a threat.

All of those points lumped together make up his unbelievable defensive power.

It is so unbelievable that I can even believe the stories about him plunging into magma to stop an eruption.

It is funny how I can easily picture him plunging into fire or lava.

And…this is not the behaviour of someone that has lost all cards he can play.

In other words…he still has something up his sleeve.

A slight risk has been born.

Should I not hurry the fight and wait until he has shown all his cards before making my move?

No…time is currently in Aznoval’s favor.

My wounds don’t heal completely, and his wounds do.

If I could cut off all his attacks with my Magic Armor, I would have been able to push this into a battle of attrition, but this opponent can easily destroy my Magic Armor with that weapon of his.

I have now understood that this kind of opponents exist, so I should train my defensive power more.

Right now, his anti-magic specialized equipment and abilities are making him the worst kind of opponent I can have.

It is a pretty rare case, but I should come up with countermeasures so that it doesn’t turn into something as troublesome as now.

I can eliminate the pain I feel by utilizing the anesthesia I used on Rokuya-san.

Right now I can still endure it, so I haven’t used it though.

The problem is the bleeding.

They were severe enough that I can’t completely stop it, and on top of that, I can’t feel signs of it stopping naturally.

I can’t tell well how the bleeding in my neck is doing. A part of my coat is torn off and the inner part that was apparently knit with the hair of the Gorgons was exposed around the waist; I think somewhere around there is bleeding internally.

It must have been because of the explosion.

It can’t be helped huh.

Let’s go with no changes in my decision.

“…So you are finally making your move huh.” (Aznoval)

I feel I heard such mutter from the knight that was hardening his defenses like a turtle.

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“No way, is Azu planning on continuing the fight? After using ‘the Nameless one that must not be spoken of’, he shouldn’t have any other cards left.” (Rokuya)

“…Right. I totally thought he would call off the fight after that.” (Haku)

“Even using the ‘Sword Spirit, Rampaging’ that he rarely uses to continue fighting, it is not like him to do that.” (Ginebia)

“He normally treasures that child quite a lot after all.” (Hitsuna)

Rokuya, Haku, Ginebia, and Hitsuna; all of them saw that moment and had their eyes wide open.

And then, they were bewildered by how the fight resumed with Makoto’s atmosphere changing.

By the way, what Hitsuna-san said about ‘that child’ referred to Aznoval’s sword.

“The last time I saw the ‘Sword Spirit, Rampaging’ was…ah, at the time with Doma.” (Rokuya)

“I wasn’t there at that time, so this would be…my second time seeing it?” (Haku)

“In my case, it was also at the time with Doma.” (Ginebia)

“Same.” (Hitsuna)

Rokuya, Ginebia, and Hitsuna let out a heavy sigh as they mention their memory about Doma.

‘Pffft’

A laugh of Tomoe mixed in when Hitsuna ended talking, probably because she took a peek at that memory of theirs.

“He injured Waka-sama….. I see, so these men that are supposedly the ancestors of the adventurers are all… seriously… ufufufu. I see, I see…” (Mio)

“Calm down. In the first place, Waka was aware that he would be getting injured when he accepted. If he by some chance calls us, we will crush them without mercy, but if he hasn’t, keep your mouth zipped. This is a battle that Waka has acknowledged.” (Tomoe)

“…Hmph, I know. Leaving aside the acknowledging and all that stuff, seeing it actually occurring before my eyes still stings my heart, so I can’t help it.” (Mio)

“That’s fine then. I am saying this just in case but, just because Waka is not watching doesn’t mean you can do something to Rokuya, okay?” (Tomoe)

“Whatever might you be talking about?” (Mio)

“…I have been asked this of Waka-ja.” (Tomoe)

“Ugh…r-really?” (Mio)

“Really-ja. If you really want to do it, you will have to ask Waka-ja na.” (Tomoe)

“Uuuh, then I will endure it. I will properly ask him-desu wa.” (Mio)

“…So you are actually going to ask him. You are not going to give up? Good grief.” (Tomoe)

Tomoe holds her head after those words of Mio, and then looks at Rokuya.

As a pitiful sacrifice that will be receiving the same torture as her colleagues.

Tomoe also doesn’t hold a good impression towards the knight called Aznoval that has injured Makoto, but she was greatly interested in the weapon and techniques he uses.

But right now he is currently at the other side of the monitor, in that case, Tomoe was thinking about having a talk with his comrades instead.

“Now then, Rokuya, it seems like your comrade has quite the reckless fighting style.” (Tomoe)

“In my opinion, I think he should have stopped the fight after the Moonlight Slash though. He is not the type of man who would do such reckless things.” (Rokuya)

“From what I see, he still has an ace up his sleeve-ja na.” (Tomoe)

“The special move of Azu is without doubt the ‘Nameless’ attack he showed just now. And all the attacks that came before that were all the previous versions of his special moves, Tomoe-dono. Seeing Raidou-kun receive all of those makes me want to die.” (Rokuya)

“You can just call me Tomoe. From what I have heard, you are quite the old one despite those looks, right?” (Tomoe)

“Kukuku, it is true that I am old.” (Rokuya)

“But that ‘Nameless one that must not be spoken of’ is quite the nice name. And the Moonlight Slash that came before that was also to my liking. It really stirs me up.” (Tomoe)

Tomoe speaks in good mood.

“…You go to the extent of acting like a samurai after all. You probably like those kind of things. But the ‘Moonlight Slash’ <Ame Tsuki Ichi Moji> may sound like Kiku-Ichimonji, but they are different type of techniques; and the ‘Nameless one that must not be spoken of’ was simply the name of a Sake that Azu liked the most. Those names are not that big of a deal.” (Rokuya)

Rokuya reveals the origins of the techniques’ names.

But, even when he said that those names were not a big deal, he also felt that the strongest technique of Aznoval being named after his favorite Sake is really like him.

“”As I thought, you also do know about Kiku-Ichimonji huh. Umu umu, good good.” (Tomoe)

“Whatever the case, this fight will be over soon. When that happens, we will be able to begin the negotiations.” (Rokuya)

“…So, in you guys eyes, has Waka gotten a passing mark?” (Tomoe)

“…This may be an unfair way of putting it but, it depends on the viewpoint. If he manages to make Azu surrender, he would get a passing mark, but if the original basis is applied, he has already failed.” (Rokuya)

“Why?” (Tomoe)

“In the first place, the reason why it turned into a 1 on 1 was because Vivi and her group were unable to vent, and the cruel treatment of their comrade.” (Rokuya)

“Fumu.”

“With those in consideration, Raidou-kun should have fought Azu decently, gotten injured decently, and then, to be concrete, he should have received that ‘Nameless’ attack and announced his surrender. That would have been the best result.” (Rokuya)

“…”

“If we are talking about the merchant Raidou-kun, that is. It is the so called ‘cost for gain’. In this case, the only cost it would take Raidou-kun would be him feeling a sense of defeat, but it is the best result that he shouldn’t hesitate to take. I repeat, this is the decision as a merchant.” (Rokuya)

Rokuya emphasizes the position of merchant as he spoke to Tomoe.

It was not that different from the scenario Tomoe was internally thinking of.

It can be considered a pretty effective method in order to bring the negotiation that will be following into a better position.

No matter if the knight belligerently wants a fight at full-power; no matter if it didn’t result in the conclusion Makoto thought of when bringing out Azusa and piercing him with its arrows.

“Then, what did you mean when you said it would be a passing mark if he wins?” (Tomoe)

“Azu is also mental for not surrendering there, but that probably means he is planning on doing something. If with all this, Raidou-kun still manages to make that muscle-headed idiotic stubborn knight to say that he has lost, that would mean he is an eccentric that surpasses him.” (Rokuya)

“…”

“The negotiations will still take place, and the weight of his words will be heavier -in a different meaning. ‘Live for the future’, this goes against my style, but well, it would be like a big reversal from his fail.” (Rokuya)

“…I see.” (Tomoe)

“That said, it has currently developed into violent fight where it looks as if he is trying to turn Azu into pieces of meat. Honestly, it has been a long time I have seen Azu being so one-sidedly cornered. If he is thinking about driving Azu into a state where he can’t even declare his defeat to force us into declaring the end of the fight ourselves, it would reverse his passing mark into a fail once again though.” (Rokuya)

“…”

(It is possible-ja na. It is incredibly possible that that’s what Waka is thinking-ja na…) (Tomoe)

Tomoe kept silent at the contents of what Rokuya said while he was watching the fight and narrowing his eyes.

Because she thought that what he guessed of the bad future was actually pretty close to the truth.

“This is not just violent, Rokuya-san. That boy, Makoto-kun -or was it Raidou-kun?- whichever it is, he has definitely learned to use the bow in our former world.” (Ginebia)

“Must be. Having that much magic power and possessing this much skill with the bow, I can only think that he had already been practicing archery from way back.” (Rokuya)

Rokuya answers Ginebia who joined the conversation.

He has that much magic power. There’s no doubt he would have become a mage after arriving to this world.

But Makoto is able to utilize the bow to this extent.

Inferring that this is because he had experience before coming to this world is not that hard.

“…No, this is not archery. This is a more combat-specialized bow technique. I am not that detailed about it either, but those are the movements of someone that has learned a bow art oriented to real combat.” (Ginebia)

“Bow…art? Uhm…is it like a martial art kind of thing?” (Rokuya)

Not understanding it much, Rokuya tilts his head.

“I don’t know if it’s an old art. But he is able to show that much accuracy without relying on skills and only on his own ability. It is unbelievable.” (Ginebia)

“Now that you mention it…you had a stance with the bow that was similar to Waka’s. I see, Ginebia, you have experience in archery huh.” (Tomoe)

Tomoe seems to have been convinced of something and nods several times.

“Shooting with a bow at that speed without using any skills…is that even possible? No, it is indeed possible. We are being shown that right in front of us after all.” (Rokuya)

“In modern Japan, there’s by no means many places where one can learn combat-oriented bow arts. And yet, the one that boy is showing right now looks like a bow art used in the battlefield. Those are definitely not the movements one can do with normal archery. Maintaining that precision, power, and that crazy rapid-fire. Archery wouldn’t ask for those kind of movements, and you wouldn’t be able to learn them there.” (Ginebia)

On top of that, his ability to snipe the vitals to the point that it is nasty.

Ginebia didn’t say it out loud, but they are probably witnessing a bow technique to murder people that had silently survived in her own homeland.

But there was no happiness in seeing the inheritance of an art. Rather, she was feeling the ugliness of humanity and how scary it is; she was enveloped in a hard to get used to sensation, as if she had bitten something bitter.

‘I wonder just how Makoto, who has learned both archery and bow arts, sees the practice of archery as’, this question was born inside of Ginebia.

That’s probably why she felt like joining the conversation of Tomoe and Rokuya.

“Oh, Waka is going to make a move.” (Tomoe)

Just as Tomoe said, the shot Makoto made exploded grandly around the face of Aznoval.

His vision was blocked by the smoke that was created.

“That idiot, he even took off his armor?!” (Rokuya)

Unknown if it was right after or right before, Aznoval appeared behind Makoto.

But his appearance was strange.   

Aznoval’s upper half was practically naked. The only things that could be seen were the remains of his ragged clothes, and in his hand, there’s a shield big enough to cover his whole body.

“That shield was his armor?!” (Ginebia)

“Eh, what is he thinking taking off his clothes this late in the game!!” (Rokuya)

Ginebia and Rokuya realized the reality of things and yelled.

It seems like they have seen the shield before.

Aznoval goes for a ram with his big shield as he shouts something.

Makoto immediately shoots several arrows and prepares his Magic Armor.

The arrows pierce into the shield, and stop.

The arrows had enough power that it would have destroyed the shield if he had shot a few more.

Makoto was bashed at full-force in mid-air along with his Magic Armor and was blown away in the direction where Aznoval was previously.

The knight who had bashed with his giant shield showed his figure with his posture still broken, and that figure of his was slightly strange.

“Oh?”

Tomoe voices out exactly how she felt.

Aznoval had four tufty tails at his back.

“A-Azu-san’s four-tailed fox.”

“So he had the illusory beast hold the shield!!”

“So that man…should still be there!” (Tomoe)

The guess of Tomoe was correct.

She could feel a great power that made chills run down her spine.

“Eeh, that kitchen knife’s…scabbard?!” (Haku)

Haku raised a voice with a 100% surprise.

What came out in that instant the smoke screen dispersed was… was a half-naked Aznoval with no tails at his back, and in its stead, he was taking a peculiar stance with his kitchen knife Masamune.

But, this also had a strange point.

The kitchen knife Masamune that was usually laid bare –was now sheathed inside a scabbard.

His stance…and the existence of the scabbard.

““An Iai?!””

Tomoe and Rokuya shout at the same time.

They didn’t hide their emotions of disbelief and voiced it out.

Aznoval, who was lying in wait for Makoto’s approach, had his kitchen knife Masamune in his hand disappear practically at the same time the sword left the scabbard.

The greatsword, that anyone who saw it would describe it as imposing and peculiar shaped, looked as if it had literally disappeared in an instant.

“!!!”

“Waka-sama!”

After that instant…..the kitchen knife Masamune stopped slightly past Makoto.

And the face of Makoto was dyed bright red.

The Magic Armor that protected his body is not there anymore.

But Makoto also had a stance with his bow that had an unnatural posture.

The arrowhead pointing at Aznoval.

“I give up! It is my lost.”

Aznoval, who had done an Iai, had also stiffened into a strange posture.

The words of surrender had come from him.

“?!”

With none of the spectators understanding the reason of it, the immortal knight Aznoval admitted defeat.

Thus, the curtains closed to the 1 on 1 that stories will be told for a long time to come in Asora and the people of the 20th underground floor; the fight that they would be calling the Grand Battle between Monsters.

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0 thoughts on “Chapter 284: The Grand Battle between Monsters

    1. fack ! t to fast I could not activate the anti bot barrier before this time I need more training ¬.¬
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    2. Masita!!! Im thinking makoto managed to finally fill his arrows with intent, intent makes impossible things possible (im seeing you to nonsensical silver gauntlets) and filled the arrow with something like ‘kill the inmortal’ Aznoval should have enough experience to understand that and surrendered

  1. Thank you Reigokai
    ~ as always.

    Now, excuse me as I proceed to strain and damage my eyes, reading the novel via smartphone in the absence of adequate source of light.

    ○_○

    1. While you’re at it, why don’t you find one of those cookies that I was promised when I joined the dark side.
      By the way I just re-watched “free Willy” and made me think of you.

      1. For a sec I thought I read cake. Welp, no reference for me.
        Nice profile pic btw, that was one great anime.

    1. Well, this is just what the minds of the spectators were able to comprehend, it was actually a battle between titans, a titanic struggle if you will. Titans wrestling are often mistaken as gods fighting, or the world ending, so they are fortunate to have watched it from a safe distance.

  2. Huh. Okay. So Makoto’s healing power wasn’t as much of a weak point as I assumed. At the very least, it’s still on the level of a monster. Just…it’s not enough to be considered a strong point as far as monsters go.

    Speaking of monsters, what did Makoto have in mind when he mentioned Tomoe and Mio? My first thought was that he couldn’t do any big moves without having them close so he could protect them from the collateral damage, but could it be he was considering using their power in the duel?

    Whatever the case, one thing is for certain.
    Makoto obviously hasn’t made his defensive power strong enough. Obviously.

      1. His power armor is just a mass of pure magic power, he could always just channel a spell through the whole thing to make himself into a flame, or whatever, giant.

    1. Maybe if Tomoe and Mio are present, Makoto will be able to use their powers more effectively. You know since the contract with those two, Makoto himself is able to use their specialties and maybe if they’re present he can use them better?
      Or they have a hidden technique combining their powers?

    2. since having a contract with Tomoe manifest as Mist Portal, I though having one with Mio manifested as him having great regenerative ability but I guess he got something else…(?)

      1. They have quite a few special abilities, Tomoe has already passed on the mist portals and mind reading, his sakai makes him stronger with/against illusions; Mio gave him a stronger affinity to dark element magic, but he still hasn’t fully manifested her ability to eat magic or endlessly regenerate. We’ll have to wait and see if the other two passed on anything.

    3. The others have already said what I want to say… I would love it if Materia Prima is Makoto’s Rasengan. That means it is still just a raw high difficult technique that can still be improved hundreds of times more! I have we idea to how this can be done but… let’s just wait for the author to come up with something amazing!

      1. the one he used against his sempai, the absolute accuracy one, the one that does teleport and strikes whatever he wants no matter where it is, maybe he aimed at Aznoval “life” and was about to shoot it

        1. I don’t think it is that one. He is capable of creation right? Although hard he could make an arrow that contains the ability to cut all life. All life. Maybe? We will see the answer in the next chapter (or two).

      1. Lake was created by an over-powered Brid, you’re thinking of his continent erasing arrow, that he scaled back to erase the mountains around Stella Fort that other time, or the time he split one into a million warheads for the pinpoint destruction of a poison gas cloud.

      2. Desert making considering an alternate dimension Lorel became one. It must be the dimension makoto did not negotiate.

    1. lol dont tell me due to having makotos clothes all torn in peices hes 20x demon lord haki sipped out and made azu-san gulp in fear and say quits after finally making makoto go all out
      Thanks for the translation reigo-san

      1. Something clearly made Azu admit defeat.

        They were at point blank range. Maybe… Makoto got close enough to whisper something to Azu’s ear.

        ” **** *** ***** (redacted). You know it is the truth.” said Makoto

        All it took was a whisper to fell a hero.

      2. Perhaps seeing his torn clothes and naked body Aznoval beginning to question his sexuality so he quit before he pass the point of no return.

    1. Novels without cliffhangers are usually those you did not like while every chapters of the ones you like always end in cliffhangers.

  3. YES!!! I’m part of the top 50!!!(comments)

    Now Makoto should just blow him to little pieces, just to vent…

    And thanks for the chapter.

          1. What? No! You don’t get to choose.

            You only get cookies. Chocolate chip cookies freshly baked by the dark side’s best baker. We will substitute if there are allergies, but those types of cookies are all you’ll be getting.

  4. not surprised. thew whole arc has been disappointing so the final battle being disappointing was pretty much a given

      1. because Makoto is ment to be god tier she he gets pushed around, he gets his neck cut yet shows barely any reaction even though he almost died from having 2 fingers get cut off.
        Makoto doesn’t do anything special, he shoots some arrows and throws in some explosive arrows in the mix.
        Aznoval “super move” was him creating a fox clone and getting half naked holding a big shield…?
        and the fight ends so anti climatically with makoto just making him surrender after im guessing scaring him with almost sending of some super attack.

        no big attacks, no OP makoto moment, no rage, barely any reaction from any attack by either side and then just “i give up”, seen from another persons perspective.

        is it really that much to ask for Makoto to just let lose? he got cut up because he was holding back yet he just kept holding back

        1. It sounds to me like you’re disappointed because your expectations were unrealistic to begin with. In terms of storytelling and otherwise.

          Firstly, there were big attacks and OP Makoto moments. Aznoval’s slash that made Makoto bleed was one, and the headshot before that was one too. Makoto this whole chapter was methodically cornering Aznoval instead of raging out and destroying everything because that’s what was needed to “win” in both diplomacy and battle.

          The outside POV “I surrender” is something the author has been doing from the start. The narration perspective changes to intentionally keep certain information vague and leave it to readers to infer until it’s clarified later on. It happened with Makoto’s killing of the assassins, the first meeting with Shiki, and pretty much every important moment we’ve ever had. It’s tiring at times, but also forced us to really think about the story for the past 250 chapters.

          Makoto almost died from blood loss because he couldn’t heal himself back then and he was thrown into a very unfamiliar environment. This time, he can heal and he was mentally prepared for everything.

          Ultimately, you’re expecting Makoto to be a “god” far too much. Although the story is ironically headed in that direction, it’s not like he’s omnipotent just yet. Even the encounter and fight with Samal is more significant for presenting the fallibility of actual gods more than “Oh look at Makoto he’s so awesome and unstoppably OP that even gods lose to him.”

        2. Makoto is aware of his “fear of unknown” thing which is why he have to keep it before it become worse than what is happening right now.

          But what did Aznoval-san seen before he admit defeat?

        3. Before I even engage any of your issues with the arc. Let me ask. What do you think Makoto should do here? Also, do you know what an “iai” is? And last what does OP God tier mean?

      2. Makoto is not a god or god-tier yet.
        He’s just a guy now.
        He got powers but not up to abusing it.

        This arc and battle is supposed to be a training for him. Like Son Goku training in his spaceship before the battle at Namek.

        You wouldn’t get what I’m saying anyway.

    1. Wasn’t just a couple fingers that time, he was caught by surprise and lost half that hand, the attack came twice, he managed to block it the second time, and he finally ended the battle on their terms, after losing a ton of blood and burning a ton of adrenaline. That was also his first real fight in that world, if you discount the fight with Mio.

      This fight, Aznoval sent a bunch of killer finishing moves against him, and his “indestructible” coat was torn apart, he has injuries that aren’t healing despite all the regen in his equipment, and his OP enchanted clothes was burned enough to expose the even more specially made underwear. Aznoval then hid in an explosion while sending out a fox familiar as a shadowclone carrying his armor as a shield to bash Makoto over to him, where he was prepared for a “certain kill” iai slash towards his face, but probably surrendered because not only was Makoto still alive after that slash, Makoto’s “sure strike” arrow never misses, even if you send out decoys.

      1. “… his OP enchanted clothes was burned enough to expose the even more specially made underwear.”

        You did that on purpose huh.
        I like it.

        So, his underwear is made from gorgon’s hair. No wonder that his V̶i̶r̶g̶i̶n̶i̶t̶y̶ vitality is still safe from harm.
        Good job Mio.

        1. Cut to pieces the lifestealing, self-repairing, body reinforcing overcoat. We don’t even know what materials or effects his casual clothes have, but his underwear is made of Gorgon hair…definitely expensive stuff, probably breathes too.

      2. @flyingorca “So, his underwear is made from gorgon’s hair. No wonder that his V̶i̶r̶g̶i̶n̶i̶t̶y̶ vitality is still safe from harm.” safe from HAREM.

          1. Good point, it only started after the Gorgons joined up…I hear they also use Lime’s “services” to tide them over until Waka uses them personally or sends them out to work the brothels…damn how many women were drawn in before he got that harem protection?

        1. Then I will properly type his name! He is The He who dwells in the Hypotheticals.

          Okay I will just be honest… I am still lazy. I just copy pasted his name… kill me now…

  5. Oh man. I’m not sure if it was really obvious in the original or Reigokai worked really hard to convey the feeling, but I super appreciate Makoto’s new internal thought style. Even without seeing him, you can easily understand that he’s in true battle mode now, constantly probing for information and making smooth risk and strategy calculations(his supposed weakness as a person).

    Truly, he’s a man(holy sh*t it’s so weird to think of Makoto as a man instead of a young teen) that’s a failure as a merchant.

    I also love how Rokuya smoothly shoots down Tomoe’s misunderstandings with a proficiency only an otherworlder who’s dealt with otaku dragons before can.
    The Adventurers of Origin in general are pretty amusingly comfortable playing the tsukkomi.

    1. But he isn’t in ‘true’ battle mode. Remember when he sparred with Athena? They talked about a combat mode where his movements became almost robotic, and his emotions/feelings flatlined. He became so dangerous that she started to actually feel she may lose. Then he woke up.

  6. Thanks for the chapter. Good fight. The whole arrow piercing the head reminded me of the Wolverine movie when Logan gets shot in the head and lose his memories. Then there was the 3rd Bleach movie when Mayuri Kurotsuchi lost his memory which suppose to have other people forget him but he had a back up brain to record his previous memories. And the Shadow movie where hero pierces the frontal lobe of the brain with broken mirror glass through telekinesis to the main villain which made him lose the ability to control peoples mind.

      1. So Aznoval was at “unleash the spirit bomb” level, but Makoto only made it to kaioken x10 Kamehameha or Final Flash level…he wears too many layers for this to get serious.

  7. It would be interesting if Makoto says something like “well, don’t be in such a rush to end this, since I finally found the weakness to your immortality” and bang!! shoots the arrow!
    But that last part makes me think he’ll just stop. We need PRG to realize they are not aware of who they are dealing with.
    In a “oh Fuck I’m shitting my pants way”.
    Thanks for not letting us hanging in that cliff!!!!!
    Thanks for the chapter.

  8. Tomoe ~ show them makoto’s memories of his praticing bow while sitting on the jeep that move at full speed on off road….
    Bet all of them would create cave with their mouth open.

    1. Yeah, and even now none of the “heroes” even realized, that unlike them, Makoto has been trained in the combat arts (not sport archery, but bow arts used for battle) even before he was transferred.
      Hmm… makes me wonder if he was trained mentally for battle or did that came naturally to him?

      1. That’s a pretty good point, and a scary thought.

        Someone like Makoto, who has the ability to completely turn off his sense of empathy, was rigorously devoting himself to archery. It was just bowmanship as far as he thought about it, but it was in fact an art of killing. Everything about it was designed to make using it to kill other people as easy as possible.

        And Makoto completely immersed himself in studying it.

  9. Lol so makoto is now a certified monster of monster? And werido, and muscle brain?

    Btw anyone is also thinking that the finally move he was going to make is something like what he did with the clouds and trasmitter but at a more destructive and endless level lol. Imagine being shot with an endless amount of nuclear bomb and still regen? Lol

    Pretty sure picnic group arent going to ask for payment now lol

  10. Thanks for the chapter, huh it’s over, I figured it would drag on for several more chapters, i’m just glad that there appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel for this arc, I’m just hoping it’s not incoming traffic or a sharp cliff.

      1. Yes, I think it is long. Start from Iroha story, then journey inside the dungeon, until this battle. After this, there’s negotiation, and probably continue the story with curing Iroha’s mother, until taking Picnic Rose Garden to Tsige. These alone might take several chapters.

  11. Its funny how Rokuya is still trying to assess Makoto as a merchant to ‘surrender’ as a means of appeasing Azu to better negotiate afterwards.

    Gods don’t negotiate :P.

    Petty Peons should be glad to be presented an offer (they can’t refuse lol) by a magnanimous diety.

    Seriously tho, any ‘surrender’ at this point by the overwhelming party is basically insincere and more an insult for anyone who values real victory (unless you are mentally a child too fragile to admit a loss).

    Taking that last blow was really gutsy and shows (like with Hibiki) that not even their last trump card can deter Makoto’s counterattack.

    1. The adventurers are pretty much OP children, this fight was basically them lynching Makoto to vent their anger because he killed some assassins and mindbroke the girl who was trying to kill him. That’s just their childish ego.

    1. He needed the Eldwas to make him that 1hp toy bow before, for when he practices with his hyuman students, and they were still left with about 1hp when he purposely aimed to surprise instead of injure.

          1. Wow… Knowing someone who is presently doing what I yearned but couldn’t achieve since childhood…
            It sure brings tears.

            Happy for you. Good luck.

          2. Looks cool is not how i would describe it…
            More like that incredibly annoying thing no-one likes to do and so it’s always in demand…
            And it is and endless repetition of i won’t screw this, so you redo a lot of times just to be sure.
            That’s why I learn other stuff, and read whatever is at hand. To stay away from how stressful it is.

          3. I feel you there
            I did a lot of repitition in order not screw a lot and reduce becoming stressful about it that I got a bit numb to feel stress or not noticing if I did..
            Reality sure is heavy even if you have dream

          4. Since I’m not smart, my childhood dreams and ambitions got burried in the grave. I’m already short on time, doing job all day just to survive…
            My life’s a mess now but I still find a little happiness in it when I see my friends and family happy.
            🙂

          5. Learn some necromancy, and get those dreams out of the grave. An hour a day drives you a long way in learning. Just 1 hour and you can get onto something. Sorvona has some neat programs for learning through internet, they send you the info and you advance as you will. My 64 y/o lawyer dad is getting a degree on aomwthing called history of prehistory that way.
            You might have to learn some other languages as a side though.

          6. *Summons a magic circle*

            https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ca/b9/7f/cab97f2037c33b752853f60411cc22e2.jpg

            “The Key which hides powers of the Stars! Show your true form before me!
            I, Orca, command you under our contract! Release ~! ”

            *Magic power released*
            *Magic wand appears in hand*

            *Takes out tarot card, ‘The Death’*
            *Summons the card power*

            “The Card created by Clow,
            Abandon your form and reincarnate! Under the name of your new master, Orca…. [The Death] !!”

            *The appears as an old man with a big scythe*

            “The one that controls life and death, I command you…. bring my ambitions back to life ! Release ~! ”

            …..

            *Nothing happens*

            Death: It is… Impossible.
            Orca: Why !?
            Death: ….. Because you’re bad at mathematics and you don’t have money. You can be a pilot or scientist in your dreams.

            …..

          7. Well…
            No money is always a drawback, but being bad at math is not something that should stop you, most people don’t use more than +, -, / and x durin their life, and any calculator does that no problem.
            Free education seems a bit weird, but do try.

          8. Also I’m bad at math but I still try my best wooh
            My head gets hotter when mathematics get too complicated…

          9. It might vary by country and reigon, but from what I can see, it shouldn’t be that hard to get cheap education.

            If it’s mathematics, getting a textbook that explains it all along with sample questions isn’t too hard. Textbooks are infamously expensive, but that’s only because the authors have this whole stupid money-milking scheme where they update new editions all the time.
            What slips through the gaps are the old editions that suddenly drop to virtually zero demand and can become incredibly cheap second-hand despite how much knowledge is crammed into them. Even more so for mathematics books, which cover rigid scientific ideas that are pretty set in stone.

          10. See, your first mistake was using magic. You need to repeatedly punch the wall until it breaks from your obsession and the new path is opened up.

            I’d say getting good at mathematics is a fair place to start. Practice questions or whatever every day until you nail it all.

          11. Something like that… I’m not Makoto.

            Well, I’ll try.
            Even if I can’t, in my fiction stories I can still be a flying creature. Even if I die, I’ll still live in it forever.
            (Fact: I cried watching Bridge to Terabithia).

          12. Umu umu. That’s good. Passion is good.

            Just keep at it. Nobody knows if you’ll eventually find your way to a dream someday, but working towards it is in itself something to enjoy.

            It’s better than someone devoid of ambition like me. I’ve had to resort to thinking about and digesting stories to occupy myself internally.

          13. … devoid of ambition? You? The most evil being I have ever encountered in Isekai Lunatic?

            *smirk*

            Then what was that thing you do every night?
            “Try to take over the world!”

          14. Firstly, I don’t think I’ve ever said I want to take over the world.

            Secondly, even if I did, it wouldn’t be out of ambition, but out of spite. If the rest of the world is going to spin on with their precious dreams, desires, and happiness without me, then I might as well destroy it all so everyone can feel the same emptiness.

            Either I win and spread the misery around, or I lose and I don’t have to worry about it anymore.

          15. What if you get happy with the world, with life Psychronia? What if I can make you happy?
            Will you stop hating the world? Will you spread happiness in the world instead?

            🙂

          16. If I get happy with the world, I won’t have to do anything.

            Because me being happy with the world implies that it already has some sort of sustainable cycle of semi-universal prosperity and happiness.

          17. So when you’re not happy with life, you want to destroy the world.
            When you’re happy with it, you just …. keep quiet?

            Happiness is the same as sadness.
            Negativity and positivity circles our life.

            When you’re angry you act out and that spreads the negativity around. Same as happiness. If you’re happy, act accordingly and it will spread. Don’t just keep it to yourself or be intent with what you feel. Spread it around and it will return to you manyfold.
            🙂

          18. No way! It’s my happiness and I’m not letting other people ruin it for me when I have it!

            I’m perfectly satisfied limiting my positive influence to picking at other people’s problems to help them resolve it.

          19. O.o
            That’s your idea of positive influence?
            I’m speechless.

            Well… to each their own, I guess?
            As long as you’re happy with your way of life. I’m not preaching, just giving my two cents.

          20. It’s a positive influence when people constantly seem stuck with their own problems.

            As a rough estimate, just pointing out and talking through the bigger picture has helped out the people around me with their problems about 8 times out of 10.

          21. *puts on mustache*

            To receive happiness, one must first embrace, then ignore unhappiness. Find that positive energy and take it all.


            *strokes mustache*

          22. Yeah… I had a crazier style in mind, like the 80’s porn mustache.
            Sounds inappropriate so let’s stick to the 1910’s fashion.

            …..

            Wait. My Pa’ is sporting this one ! Damn !

          23. I remember that series when being broadcast by 4Kids TV. It was kind of confusing watch it until later I learn that they were cutting out episodes that was part of the original series.

          24. Nonsense. Ambitions never die unless they’re killed by new ones or the owner themselves die(and even then…).

            Clean things up, make time to do a little of whatever it is you want daily, and gradually build the dream up.

      1. You guys do realize that the magic circle and the chants came from Card Captor Sakura, right?

        Imagine,
        An adult male wearing fluffy magical girl costume and shouting at the graveyard…

        Let’s not talk about ambitions, you should’ve put me into a mental institution instead.

        :-p

        1. Not even that. It’s more like a child’s parent going through a divorce and one of their parents gets involved with a completely abusive and manipulative person.

  12. Thanks for the chapter, Reigo-senpai.

    Ugh… I was live streaming Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen when you posted. I should not have announced that I wasn’t gonna invoke the “Reigokai Rule”. Still, it was a good read. I’m surprised that Makoto even stood that long in this fight. This only means that either Azu’s stronger than the bug or that the bug will be a touch boss fight.

  13. What happened? Lol but this chapter does show how stubborn they are. Makoto really isn’t suited to be a merchant.

          1. You know I am a male bear right? I will change my Profile Picture later to show you guys my face. Wait for it~

            Thank you for your kind words Orca-san!

          2. Naw that is not bread crumbs… it is just that he is a really old teddy, as old as I am or even older infact, His chest fur got burned and fell when I ironed him when I am very young and stupid. and yeah…. that is the short history between Him and me.

            His name is Pikli btw (Where did Orsetto come from anyay? It is a cool (and kinda cute too) name though.) . If you wonder why our name is similar well… because he and I… we are one essentially one and the same.

          3. Oho… okay. A bit of your childhood, that was fun to know.
            You like teddy bears. Are you really not a girl?

            About Orsetto, it means ‘bear cub’ in Italian. I just came up with that name on the spot. I have a knack for naming things/animals you know. If you want to name your pets, I can give good suggestions.
            … Like , Piccadilly the bear or Teddington the bear. Those are some real names.

          4. Ho~ What a talent you got there~ (not sarcasm). I will contact you if i ever have a pet. for suggestions.

            Yeah I am not a girl. seriously. It’s just that I have some history with dolls (Only animal dolls, mostly cats and bears). They help me during my hard times when I felt unloved by my family (It turns out to be only my imagination, I was seriously loved but my childlike mind distort any truth from registering with me back then).

            It’s okay for you to talk about your child hood too sometimes y’know? I will be happy to listen to you if you have some stuuf taht you want to let out~ Fufufufu… I am such a nice bear~

          5. Ahh~ What a nostalgic sight.

            During my early interactions on the internet, I kept having people mistake me for a girl as well. No particular reason why, and it’s not like I really behaved like one. I think I was just really good at bits where I played female characters.

            Anyway, everyone got so annoyed with me correcting them that we all ended up calling me an “it”, which gradually progressed to everyone’s image of me becoming some bizarre abomination. It was a fun time in my youth.

          6. Hm? Aren’t you still an it now as well? I can’t really determine your gender from how you speak as well. I was pretty good at knowing someone’s gender from speech pattern (doesn’t work all the time sure, I do get correct guesses 5 every 12 guesses though).

          7. Well, I guess I could technically still be.

            I’m not subdividing, secreting acid, producing silk, or spawning tentacles from wounds for infantile jokes anymore though. Chalk it up as a new stage in Its’ life cycle, I suppose.

          8. Just make sure you are living a good life as to not have regret over it later~ I will let you decide what is good for your life yourself 😉

            Wow… I sounded like a hundred year bear with beard just now…

          9. Maybe sometime in the future. In your Bear Cave or Truck Travel Agency only.
            Privacy, right?

            If that Pantasma Namer sees us talking like this… he might get jealous you know. That guy… when will he understand that interspesies relationship would not work? Tigers and bears don’t mix together.

            … kinda ironic coming from an Orca, yeah?

          10. Hahaha~ Yeah I’m all ears! well Pantasma is a good tiger that’s for sure. It’s not like we are engaging in any misaligned relationship right? What’s wrong with different species chatting and enjoying the day energically?

            …now this is ironic coming from a Bear huh… with all of my hibernation and all… heheh.

            Btw how is the progress for your next chapter Orca? I’m still tied with tests so… moreover there are so many skills that I have to improve during the duration of my college life. For example… my acting, singing, dancing, writing, drawing, and english. Man I am one busy bear huh? And honestly? I kinda feel weird using WordPress (in Reigokai’s domain no less) to say such personal things like these… weird, but refreshing nonetheless.

          11. I don’t know what i should say for people who is looking for work.. does good luck suffice? or is it offensive? I think I will just say I hope te best for you!

          12. Sometimes I also wonder if I was born in the wrong gender…

            For example… I… am a good housewife (in my case househusband), I can cook, clean, take care of babies (seriously), wash your clothes (either with machine or by hand), I am also a good listener and often offer some advice to my friends (which is mostly girls. Tomboy girls… and the advice is about their love life… and I am single.). Not that I am complaining about my gender or anything. I am happy wiht what I am although I do feel dissatisfied sometimes due to my own bad behaviour (and I do want t ofix them). yeah… just a little sneak peek into the complicated world of my mind hahaha~

          13. Nah… you’re not born with the wrong gender even if you’re good at housework. It just means that you’re good at living independently (beware of lazy and dirty housemates). You like teddy bears? Yeah, no problem. I like them too. We’re just guys who like cute things.

            Unless you have a penchant for crossdressing and only fall in love with people of the same gender, you’re just fine.
            If otherwise, you might need to think deeper about your life choices.

          14. If anything, being a good homemaker just makes you even more attractive to serious romantic partners.

            I’m a fan of dolls and cute things too. Shojou manga, romance, if it’s a good story, I’ll read it regardless of how people might think of it.

          15. I’m pretty sure I like girls normally (never fall in love though). Want to know what makes me think like that? I am better at doing those kinda stuff than the girls I’m friend with! They some of them can’t even cook other than instant food stuff! Look at how the world has changed huh. It is a good feeling though~

          16. What you described are more “Gender Roles”, which are just arbitrary values assigned by cultures anyway. Also, gender is a personal identity thing separate from biologicals or even sexuality, so it’s not really possible to be born with the wrong one. For gender, it’s really not much more complicated than just choosing the classification you find yourself most comfortable in.

            Summing up this sociology info dump, “you’re only born into the wrong culture, not the wrong gender”.
            Rather than feeling dissatisfied, you should just do what you’re good like and/or personally like.

            For me, I think I was a pretty good confidant in romance and other similar matters as well. Though I don’t think that’s really a femininity thing so much as it was the fact that I sucked at reading social cues; the more deductive approach to human relationships I developed to compensate worked wonders in giving other people insight where they needed it.

          17. Yeah I kinda get it. I am happy with my self though. I Just think about being born in the wrong gender for being better at the so called “Woman’s job” like cooking and cleaning. Just to clarify… I am not saying any of the negative things you are thinking random person on the internet! I am just… thinking about life and existence for a few moments.. like… is there any factor other than what we know (science) that decides the things that we can observe? What are the purposes of our existence, life, and so on. Too philosophycal I know, but it just often enter my head and make me sit quietly in the corner while thinking. We may never know anyway… what is wrong with at least wondering right?

  14. hahaha i magine makoto doing something like when cheiron(fate apocrypha) dodge achiless charge…then he turn around and drew the bow aiming at his head at point-blank range.

  15. this end gave me a feeling of dissatisfaction, from what I saw, in this battle makoto was suffering debuff while aznoval was with buff right? if it is I can say it was a “victory”, I think …

  16. Is it weird that after all that I just want to see mio get revenge. Still mad at him for treating makoto and mio.

    1. Hey kid. Come play with us. Jump off the cliff (hanger). Come. We’re all down here. It’s fun here.
      Hehehee…
      Come down with us. Down here we all float. Float!

  17. .
     ∧__∧
    ( ´・ω・`)  (○) Thanks….
    ,( ヽ∩∩ノ),、ヽ|〃,,, Nepu……..
    “““ ““ ““ ““ ““ ““ ““ ““““ ““

  18. Haha, the battle is finally finished? No more cliffhang… seriously author? Is this really how you’re going to play it?

    1. ‘iai’ – Japanese noun.
      It refers to a sword technique that uses a quick sword pull to slash a target, usually pulling the sword out from it’s scabbard diagonally while slashing the blade towards target. Since the action of ‘pulling’ usually creates more force than ‘pushing’, this technique is known for it’s slashing strength.

      …..

      Okay, I made that up.

      1. Speaking of which, is it just me, or did I imagine Tomoe and Rokuya’s reactions being very different despite the exact same lines?

        Rokuya: An Iai!? ( ꒪Д꒪)ノ

        Tomoe: An Iai!? o(*゚▽゚*)o

  19. Maybe it’s just me, but 4 chapters of this after that announcement you made makes the whole thing kind of silly. Don’t get me wrong, I like that this happened and I’m not reading the other WN anyway but just think about it, you’ve instantly spoiled us by doing these 4 chapters in a row.

    1. Indeed I did, the timing in these chapters was bad, but what I gave out was a warning. I won’t change what I actually planned to do or what I feel I wanted to do just because of it.

  20. Raidou-kun still manages to make that muscle-headed idiotic stubborn knight to say that he has lost, that would mean he is an eccentric that surpasses him

    Autism vs Autism fight.
    Thanks for the chapter.

  21. Thanks for the chapter!

    Remind me a little, isn’t his coat a failure coat that surpress Makoto’s mana just like his rings?

  22. It takes fucking forever for me to find the comment box…..

    Thanks for your translation….and the wait begins……..again……I need a time machine for author to make more chapter….

  23. Thanks for the victory chapter!

    I think right at that moment when Makoto’s life was near jeopardy after Aznoval make his kitchen knife move his hidden darkness unleashed and pointed on towards his opponent with his bow. Aznoval must have sense that and feel fear of true horrifying death and surrendered quickly to eased that dreadful powerful existence lurking in Makoto’s deep consciousness.

    1. since he’s a kind of battle hardened warrior that have lives and fight for so long i think it could be his instinct telling him at that moment that ‘something’ might come out and chose to admit defeat, since you know most of those people usually believe in their instinct/sixth sense when something will happen

  24. Thanks 4 the chapter!

    The Adventurers of Origin are kinda arrogant in my opinion. Makoto would pass if he just let himself be beaten? He should just let Picnic Garden blow off steam by beating him because he defended him self from assassins, one of them that just happened to be a friend of one of Picnic Garden’s members?

      1. Hate that guy the most. Dared to point his sword to somebody he didn’t know at first meeting, then revoked and arrogantly sealing Mio, again arrogant seeing his viewpoint to Makoto’s defeat.
        Hell with that guy. He should be beaten to near death by Mio after this chapter. Really that guy is really an asshole.

      1. Unfortunately Makoto’s mindset is not that of a merchant. For some reason Makoto actually reminds me of a mob boss. Though only partially.

  25. Thx for the chapter o/
    Late again for the party =[
    Great chapter again, a bit confusing at the end but i guess we need to wait until next chapter to see what really happened~~

  26. Thanks for the chapter, now if I can just figure out why Aznoval surrendered… even if I say that it’s probably because his last “trump card” was dealt with, could be wrong though

    1. my answer probably around Aznoval instinct/sixth sense in which in that moment he felt something might go wrong if he keep pushing it, since most battle hardened warrior usually do something with their instinct/sixth sense when battle something that have power beyond them

  27. Thanks for the chapter as always Regokai, now I just want to know what the hell happened there at the last moment, did Aznoval iai conected, why did he surredered, and what ind of crazy attack was Makoto going to do at that moment???? Now Makoto will develope more techniques to conter his weakness that should be interesting.

  28. How can they still act so arrogant after all of this? How can Tomoe and Mio resist the urge to say “fuck it” and squish them like the worms they are?!? Or at least give them a piece of their mind, force them to see the reality of their own worthlessness and to see the hard, cold truth: that they’re in the farthest area of rightousness, they’re in the deep wrongness area, and they should thanks all their lucky stars (or at least that Makoto is so nice and accepting towards them) and kiss his ass instead of speaking shit about him and pushing this crazy crusade about him and his people. This is yet another proof that the author had no good ideas/planning about this whole saga for me, and should really be changed from scratch in the LNs. Worst part in the series by far, especially in this point of time, with this kind of experienced, uber-powerful Makoto. Nothing good came about this whole saga. It was just a bad, stale copypasta from past arcs at first, but then it turned into something far worse. Something totally not well-thought, or well-planned. The author really disappointed me big time this time around, he fell to the mediocrity of all the other 90% isekai authors who write unsensical-shitty plots just for the sake of creating some forced and unneeded drama, which always ends up as hollow and dumb, instead of thinking more deeply about the overall story, and it’s a pity, because I thought this story was a pretty good one until just a few months ago. And after Kumoko-chan, yet another wn goes to shit. Both lasted way more than a year for me, so it was harder to let ’em go. Such a bad feeling.

  29. Woah just woah man.
    For one they remain arrogant because they have hopes for their great powerful idiot knight who is the strongest among their member and also they cannot see the potential the power that Makoto has. They have only little knowledge about him and his company in the surface but not fully beyond. They have no idea as well that the Earth’s gods had seen and know how much strength and power that dwelled within Makoto that already eclipsing that Goddess bitch in that world.
    Second – they still have no clue what its right and wrong, the cause of their hostility against Makoto is after all that Empire’s bastard Hero who played and manipulated Pione’s friend that lead their own death. Makoto is not going to kill them as his priority is to have good judgment and acceptance of both sides. True is that they are in farthest area of righteousness and they’re in the deep wrongness area. Being immortal have also backlash of their own covering and vision as they were born human to begin with before experiencing their own unnatural fate.
    Thirdly – The author is not that bad and his works are that similar to other cliche, stereotype of that’s why you seen only a big and tiny portion of the incurring story progressing. Every story doesn’t always put in action but sometimes ostracized in fiction and non-reality situation where mixed in different viewpoint and scenario.

  30. This cant be called even fight…. because without the support of his comrades and that dungeon master and let Makoto be in his 100% than it would maybe continue for few minutes, bit of course it would be one sided…

  31. even Athena-sama have a rough time fighting him, what the heck a mere immortal thinking they can make raidou-kun surrender..

    thank you Reigokai-sensei

    1. He will do that, pal. And I will have to machine translate it since I can’t endure not knowing what happened upon just reading it! D: Damn it vicious novel!!

      1. Jesus Christ.. Machine translation is horrible! I mean… Way better than I thought but BAD! I could grasp what happened but I cannot understand it.

        Thank God we have Rei here…

  32. Thank you very very much REIGOKAI~SAN …..
    You are an awesome person … thanks for the translation …..
    I have been following this novel from the first chapter …..
    Though i rarely comment …..
    Thanks again ….. insert a broad smile here with a little evil grin … huhuhu .. fufufu ..

    Well , it is speculation time …
    I think …..
    1. Makoto just aimed at Aznoval SOUL (meaning surrender or get your soul detroyed)
    with high pressure and intensity . Because even though Aznoval is immortal , I think his body is immortal but not his soul. Because if his soul is immortal , isn’t he practically a god , so because he is not one , I think his soul can be destroyed ….. so practically MAKOTO aimed at Aznoval’s existence .

    2. OR In that arrow there is so so much power(power condensed to the highest possible degree at that current situation possible) , that can destroyed the whole dungeon area and its surroundings or who knows it might convert the whole country into a barren land or a desert .

    3.OR As we know MAKOTO have creation with him , he can create something out of nothing that does not exists in that world (just like in case of The Pervert ROOT , you know how he created something which can withstand the ROOT attack and erase it) , similarly HE created an arrow to erase the existence of Aznoval completely.

    4. Last bust not Least AZNOVAL just saw something within MAKOTO , which might be
    “THE FORMLESS ONE WHICH SHOULD NOT BE KNOWN” (P.S Quote by some random MOB Priestess & THE GREAT ME ….. LOL)

    Hmmmmm …..

    I think the P.R.G & Adventures of Origin …..
    Are utterly butterly ASSH*OLEs & Motherfu*ckers literally
    and ITS time that ROKUYA guy got a good beating …..

    1. You’ve got MC favoritism syndrome. Yes, the new guys are jerks, but that’s a moot point, since as you may have noticed, the MC is just a big of a jerk as they are. I’m not saying that your opinion is not valid; it just really irks me when I see MC favoritism involved in keyboard warrior behavior.

      1. What’s “MC favoritism”? New term you created?
        You mean, he’s just a normal fan enjoying the story in a normal way?

        Pretty sure he already knows Makoto’s agreeable and disagreeable points.
        If Makoto was as bad as you make it out to be, we wouldn’t be reading up till this point.

        What irks me is when people tries to attack other just because their opinion doesn’t agree with them and calls them names. “MC favoritism syndrome”.

        You make it sound like it’s such a bad thing. So anyone who’s read naruto, one piece and a billion other series has a “MC favoritism syndrome”? “Syndrome”? So it’s a disease?
        And you think because other fans has this “MC Favoritism syndrome”, it makes you feel superior now?
        I don’t see other reason why would call other people names if not because you have a superiority complex.

        TLDR: You don’t like Makoto as much as he does. What gives you the right to attack him and brand other fans “MC favoritism syndrome”.

        1. Calm down.
          I think that was a very fair comment to make and there’s no need to treat it like a personal attack at all.
          “MC Favoritsm Syndrome” is just a random coined phrase to get the point across. It’s not exactly the same, strictly speaking, but a more broadly used term would be “Protagonist-Centered Morality”.

          The point is that readers often have a tendency to side with a story’s MC, whether it’s justifying what they’re doing or unfairly hating an “enemy”. It happens in a bunch of stories-more often than not, I would even say.

          Case in point, if Makoto wasn’t part of the picture and we followed her since the start of the story, chances are that Hibiki wouldn’t be hated on remotely as much compared to how things are in the story we have, where her character is divisive at best and the narrative plays up her arrogance, control freak tendencies, and racism.

          The point FuriousGeorge was trying to make is that people seem to be understating Makoto’s own flaws and mistakes here(his dismissive killing of the assassins, his insistence on a path that would guarantee conflict) compared to that of the Adventurers of Origin. I personally think both sides failed at basic diplomacy here and neither side can really claim to have a moral high ground.

      2. Psychronia, you’re a smart cookie. On a related note, it’s so hard to stay level-headed when fanb0is start doing their defensive chicken dance.

      3. Hi there Buddy …..
        @ FuriousGeorge
        I wouldn’t have had said a thing , if you just said a thing or two about my opinion , that’s because that is your opinion and your point of view ….. And point of view or opinion of a person matters a lot in a conversation , whether it is offline OR online …..
        But you have made a great mistake by saying the below lines , My Friend …..
        (These lines just crossed the Line of Conversation)
        ” Psychronia, you’re a smart cookie. On a related note, it’s so hard to stay level-headed when fanb0is start doing their defensive chicken dance. ”

        Firstly , forget about whether I am a big Fan of Makoto OR this story .. OR your are a more smart as**ole cookie than anybody else out there.

        Listen … everybody opinion matters , yours as well as others AND
        IT is not someone who is a “fanbOis” OR doing some random “defensive chicken dance” OR who is a not some “smart cookie” …..
        Well staying “level headed” means expressing your own opinion under the consideration of others opinions

        So you think I have a “M.C favoritism syndrome” Lol
        well it is not what you think , but rather they are my own thoughts about the people of the dungeon(P.R.G & A.Of.O) and Makoto & his Family based on the story till now …
        well in this free world thoughts are not restricted or are they ?? hmmm ….. Lol

        Let me say a few things …..
        1. why do I think that the dungeon party(P.R.G & A.Of.O) are As**oles & bi*ches ???

        Ans. First of all , the anger of “Pione” to the degree that she wants to murder someone and kill there whole party(Family~in Makoto’s mind) is totally wrong, because who is the root cause of all of this shitty situation is not Makoto but Trashmoki.
        Trashmoki charmed the 3 assassin girls ; Ra*ed, assaulted, exploited , treated less than a slave, ETC them for his own selfish needs & ambitions for a very very long time(don’t forget that the 3 girls are assassin’s of very high level and has a job “Shadowless” , so this is not the first time they had attempted to murder someone for first time, they are doing this for very long time on the request of Trashmoki ; So , what about all the people the 3 assassin girl’s had murderred for all this time until now ? where is the justice ? where is the revenge ?).
        They are thoroughly brainwashed enough to do every bidding of Trashmoki.
        This time If they had been succeeded in murdering Makoto , then who that bi*tch “Pione” will blame huh .. for letting them escape , Is she going to get revenge for her friend’s condition by departing to the empire and confronting Trashmoki , I don’t think she is doing that right now or she will ever do it or she ever did considered the reasons for her friend’s states(I think she will say some fuc*king line like let bygones be bygones and leave my friends alone and forgive them to MIO & TOMOE)
        I don’t think she even realizes that her whole country & her family is in danger besides her friends if she had belonged to the Gritonia empire in the past before joining P.R.G due to Trashmoki.(Include the situation on the surface in kannaoi in Lorel too).
        “Pione” is just thinking very selfishly.
        AND
        The whole P.R.G are As**oles because they supported this idiot “pione” without any discussion,conversation,meeting,consultation, nothing at all within their party or with the adventures of origin or with Aznoval or with Makoto and party.(well I can understand them and their anger because pione is a member of P.R.G and is in sadness, BUT still not that justifiable, their action).
        And just started attacking and attempting to murder Makoto & party at their best without any restrain.(they are also talking about money and compensation & what not should be given to them by Makoto & he should apologize and beg to them literally … Lol fuc*king Bit*ching
        bas*tards).
        AND
        Lets talk about the mo**erfu**ing as*oles A.K.A Adventures of origin , these joke of characters have a lot of screw looses in their head and are the first rate Bi*ches …..
        Firstly , they let Trashmoki escape from the dungeon , when that trash visited that dungeon before even though they fully had known the charm ability of trash and what he had done to the 3 assassin girls & many others after capturing the 3 assassin girls(I think they could have known or aware or can guess the ability of trash and current situation from their vast knowledge , experience , skills , power ; which had been accumulated over their life time , because they lived for very long and are immortal).
        If anybody is going to argue that Makoto has the power , so he should have had captured those assassin’s without killing them then my argument is why did not the adventures of origin did not capture Trashmoki , because they are immortals & have a lot of skills , have the system manager(Takane) and the whole dungeon and its management on their palm , heck they even have so many Marikosan’s and there is someone like Aznoval with them who has the capability to injure Makoto , even though Trashmoki is just a trash in every aspect , so why not ???
        AND
        These A.Of.O even let the 3 assassin girls escape from their grasp only to get killed by Makoto , Lol. why did they did that ??? why could they not stop them from escaping ??? why ? why ?
        You can argue that the 3 assassin girls were escaped from the dungeon , when P.R.G & A.Of.O are sleeping or these guys are doing some errands when the 3 escaped …..
        what the f*ck … even though they have someone like Takane (dungeon system manager) , who can manage the dungeon on his palm or according to his rules the dungeon works and can be sealed (that 20th floor,when they sleep), if he wanted to , so that the 3 could not escape , so why did not he did something to stop them ?? why ?? .They also have someone like Hitsuna , who can seal someone in a closed space(even Makoto had to stay with her for sometime) , I think Makoto could only be able to escape from her because of his huge pool of mana and magic armor and other skills , I don’t think the 3 assassins could have had escaped from Hitsuna . so why did she not constraint them ?? why ?? . They even have some very skilled member’s like Haku and Ginebia, who had given Tomoe a hard fight , why did they not stop them ?? . They even had someone very skillful , a top tier high level assassin with them , who have sneak and hide skills so amazing , that even Makoto , Tomoe , Mio could not get his presence when he visited them in the hotel ; so why did not Rokuya stop the 3 assassins. They even have so many Marikosans with them to help them stay guard and keep a eye on the assassins (take turns ofcourse , if marikosans are some living species ; if they are not and are just created by A.Of.O then the Marikosans can keep watch 24/7 without any problems , right ?) , when A.Of.O Members sleep or doing some errands & if something went wrong with the 3 assassins then these Mascots can alert A.Of.O , SO why did they did it ??
        Takane could have had transferred the 3 assassins to some random ALT floor for time being , so that they could not escape , I think he could , could HE not ?? so why he did not do that ??
        Lastly , don’t forget the knight Aznoval .
        With these many options they could have easily constrained the 3 assassins way better than Makoto , so why did not they did it ?? LOL
        Okay , lets assume that the 3 assassins tricked all of them and somehow escaped , so why did they not pursue them after that before they were killed by Makoto and recaptured them & bring them back(I think Rokuya could have done that job splendidly without any problems within fractions of minutes too, because escaping could have taken a few hours if not days, remember they are at 20th floor and even Makoto could not clear it in one day with all that power and war potential with him & his party) ….. so why did they let the 3 escaped , even though they know that the 3 are assassins and they came to that city to assassinate someone , someones life is at stake and some are in danger , so why did they not stop the 3 desperately …..
        This leaves with only conclusions that , they don’t care who the 3 will kill or they know that the 3 assassins had came for Makoto .I think they let the 3 be killed by Makoto , so that they can fight with Makoto and his party(who knows for what reason, maybe due to boredom or excitement of fighting a strong foe or some random reason) AND extort him and take advantage of his kindness in someway or other (I think the A.Of.O could have known Makotos motive for coming there because of there connection with Lorel and maybe their information network?).

        I totally think that P.R.G & A.Of.O could have captured the 3 assassins with ease after the 3 escaped , because the assassin must have observed Makoto for sometime before attacking him and this time is enough for the dungeon party to capture the 3 BUT they did nothing , why ??

        These are my thoughts , so read it thoroughly and shed some light on your your brain …..
        LOL
        I Welcome your opinions, thoughts and point of view on them …..
        If you say anything arrogantly and derogatory words next time , then I will show you
        My Dark side …..
        let this be a friendly discussion and debate ….. “Every opinion matters”

        1. To be honest, your comment was more than a little hard to read so I might have just missed a point or two, but there was one thing I noticed that I want to correct.

          It was Pione that brought the nearly entire doll-ified assassins to the dungeon because she was friends with one of them and planned to develop a cure for the charm. It was to the point of them nearly being comatose, and they were really unresponsive, so Picnic Rose Garden screwed up and let their guards down with the security.

          It was only when Makoto came near that they suddenly reacted to their owner’s ingrained hostility and escaped in a very last-second assassination attempt.

          We weren’t told much of the incident beyond that, but I personally inferred that it was so sudden that nobody could get to the assassins before they reached Makoto, who promptly killed them. Escaping the dungeon is different from invading it, since there’s shortcuts out and not in(unless I’m misremembering the “unlocked a teleportation circle when you clear a floor” feature from another story).
          Moreover, Makoto dwarfed them but these assassins are among the strongest in the world, so it might not be as easy to catch/pursue them as you might think.

          I think a good comparison would be if you escort a dumb NPC that’s acted docile the whole time, but suddenly picked a fight with a roaming boss when you were least expecting it. The escape is still on PRG, but I’m willing to give them a bit more of a benefit of the doubt in that matter.

          1. I think you might be right Buddy …
            Your opinion is very good , But I still think that A.Of.O members could have stopped the 3 assassins from escaping(even though P.R.G could not) , especially “Takane”(He is the administrator of the dungeon right)
            AND
            Hmmm … yes the assassins are top class but I think “Rokuya” could have done something about them before they reached Makoto and got killed … because he is top class-top tier assassin with many skills , so he is leagues ahead of them.
            And yes , “the transportation circle” , they may had used them to get to the surface , but I thought that they might not use them , because they could have been caught easily by “Takane”, if they use them(so they might had played hide and seek , I thought to get out)
            But I might be wrong all together …..

            Hey , Psychronia I really like your posts and conversations especially with Truck-kun (who is now Orca-san ~ the flying Orca)
            You are one the very important Mascots(Persons) in this novel , along some notable others(after omario) …..

            well thanks for replying …

            I did not wanted or thought about writing that long comment but I just got a little irritated and you know what happened …..
            It is very very tiring to write that comment , especially at night …..
            It is middle of night here …..
            what is the time there right now ??

    2. I like #1 and the most viable is #2. But #3 and #4 are not possible. Aznoval would need to know what all beings know. In this case, read Makoto’s mind.

      1. On second thought, #4 is the most possible. Aznoval didn’t gave up after the finishing move because he saw the crack of feeled it. And with that Iai on his head, he thought he could check things before ending it. Trully something to think about.

        … He might just be another idiot thought.

    3. I think “Rokuya” should get Rekt & get a very good and harsh beating …..
      Because , how dare he , I say it again how dare he insult , humiliate , touch … smell , blakmail(the last attack of him on her-Gears of fantasy, [Grim Tale Gear]) , inflicting pain on OUR
      Goddess MIO …..

      go to hell and burn for eternity (because he is immortal), you jerk Rokuya …..

  33. Thanks for the op-ness ❤❤😘
    Great work as always loved the
    Chapter.
    I can’t express just how much your efforts mean to me and I read every time with this gratitude I
    Hope this show’s how much you mean to ur Fan’s

    Thank you 😈❤😈❤

  34. After all the hit to that guys head with Makoto arrow he still comes out okay. Similar to how that MC in “Is this a Zombie”, his body gets cut up, beating, and his head bleeding and comes out alright. I wonder if the author will get more into the whole immortality with the people there who have in the dungeon? If is more like a curse?

      1. I never seen Kizumonogatari but when I look up it looks like 1 of those intense anime’s and looks interesting.

  35. Mio’s still a bit of a loose cannon, isn’t she?
    The silver gauntlets were conspicuously absent during this exchange, so I’m wondering if they had something to do with Az’s sudden admission of defeat. Fortunately Az has been built up too much as a tie in to Root and Toa to get turned into chunky salsa here.

  36. Calm down everyone, I’ve read the raws. This is what happened. Azno can’t drag this fight any longer because he needs to go to the toilet.

    1. HAHAH ….. very funny Buddy ….. who knows maybe that might be true in a different dimension or a different possibility …..
      If that is true then Makoto should shoot a highly concentrated , explosive arrow at Aznovals little brother(in Az’s lower half~p**is or at his back a*us) ….. (o o)!

  37. thanks for the chapter

    “I have already healed from those after all.”
    since when can he heal himself?

    “He can regenerate in time, but he shouldn’t be able to regenerate instantly.”
    okay, I though it was instantly, but it ‘just’ very fast and damages can exceed the healing speed.

    “My wounds don’t heal completely, and his wounds do.”
    can he heal himself or not?

  38. Sorry, I do not know if anyone has already spoken about this, but I would like to give an idea that can make reading easier and fluent, so I can say that I apologize for the presumption, well the idea would be instead of putting it like this:
    “Then, let’s do it.” (Makoto)
    Put it like this:
    (Makoto) “Then, let’s do it.”
    Well, with that before the speech starts you already know that you are speaking and when the person’s name is at the end you can give the impression so that you are reading that it is part of the speech.
    Thank’s for your time.

  39. Holy shit, those people are such fucking whiners – “Waaa, make us feel good about ourselves or we won’t negotiate!”

    You lost a fight you yourself started – fair and square – and then you endlessly bitch how you are the victims, have some fucking shame. You lost and it’s time to bend over and smell the roses.

  40. thanks for the chapter sensei!!!!!

    After having his attack connected he immediately declares surrender, shame on him

  41. “I have already healed from those after all.”

    Wait, what? Makoto, healing himself? What bullshit is this? His only healing skill is the healing Sakai and it does not work on him and he is incredibly weak to healing, so it always takes others a lot of effort to heal his injuries.

    Also, if those dudes are immortal and just need some time to regenerate any injury, why were the girls fighting Tomoe using healing magic? xDDD

    1. Makoto probably meant about the times he had burns and wounds as a child. He was probably talking about the pain he was feeling from Aznoval’s attacks which reminded him of his childhood.

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