WM – Chapter 188: The Moon Oracle isn’t self-aware

◇Furiae Naia Laphroaig POV◇

There’s this legend in the West Continent. 

Far more than 1,000 years ago.

An old story that was told in an era way before Savior Abel had risen.

The story of a certain princess and knight. 

The stage was a small prospering country in this continent. 

A witch from the East Continent came to this country. 

The witch was an unbelievable mage.

The witch cured the ill king. 

Healed the heart of the prime minister that had lost his wife and was drowning in despair. 

Gave an artificial leg to the general that lost his leg.

The king, the prime minister, the general, and the important people of the country; they were all being ensnared by the witch.

By the time anyone noticed, the country was in the hands of the witch.

The witch that ruled the country exploited their people, and would make them work to their last drop of life. 

There was a wise princess in that country.

Having their country taken over by the witch, the princess and her childhood friend knight were pursued by the country. 

They faced many hardships, but they gathered allies on their way.

In the end, they defeated the evil witch, and recovered their country.

She became a great queen, and the knight that supported her was hailed as the ultimate hero. 

It is a famous story, as famous as the story of the Savior Abel; the Princess and the Guardian Knight story. 

The Guardian Knight pact was given form with this story as its origin.

The people of the Moon Country didn’t like the story of Savior Abel, so there’s also the reason that they didn’t want to tell that story though.

The story of the Princess and the Guardian Knight was told to me countless times.

There’s a phrase I like in that story.

Something that the knight said to the princess.

‘My Princess, even if the whole world is your enemy, I alone will continue protecting you’.

As the Moon Oracle who is hated by all the countries in the continent, this phrase was one that resonated in my heart.

I dreamed of the day I would one day meet a Guardian Knight who would say this.

But reality was different.

“Oracle-sama.”

“Furiae-sama.” 

“Moon Goddess’s Oracle-sama.” 

“Our beautiful Oracle-sama.” 

“Please ask anything of us.” 

My surroundings were filled with people who were charmed by me. 

The blessing (curse) that the Moon Goddess Naia cast upon me.

All living beings will be charmed by my beauty. 

Thanks to that, men and women alike would fall in love with me at first sight.

That’s why the people around me protect me.

But it is not like in the story where the Guardian Knight was overflowing with loyalty, but simply because they are charmed by me. 

They follow me just because I look good.

That felt terribly insipid to me. 

I gave up thinking and decided that that’s just how reality works.

—One day, I met a certain man.

Sakurai Ryosuke.

He is the Light Hero that came from a different world.

He had come to capture me at first, but then he listened to my circumstances, sympathized with me, and directed positive emotions at me. 

And most of all, my Charm didn’t work well with the Light Hero. 

He was my ally even without being in a Charmed state. 

“Furiae, whenever you are in trouble, I will come save you.” (Sakurai)

“…I see.” (Furiae)

I was happy. 

It was my first time feeling as if I liked someone.

But he is the Light Hero.

His fiancee is Princess Noel, who is the princess of the strongest country of the continent.

It seems he has a lot of other fiancees, too.

Also, the people of the Moon Country hate Highland.

They wouldn’t wish for me to be together with Sakurai Ryosuke who is the Hero of Highland.

In other words, love that won’t come to fruition.

(…Well, they do say first loves don’t bloom.) (Furiae)

Being able to even fall in love in the first place, despite being someone who charms all the people, could be considered fortuitous already. 

I thought I should forget about it. 

I was thinking about leaving it as a bitter memory. 

That’s all it would be. 

—Then, I met a weird man.

Takatsuki Makoto.

He is also someone who came from a different world.

I have heard his name several times from Ryosuke.

He said he was a really trustworthy person, that he is an incredible guy.

I was wondering what kind of guy he would be to be admired this much by the Light Hero Ryosuke.

He must be quite the great person, is what I thought.

But when I saw him in person, he looked like a weakling, with a frail body that felt as if he were to be pushed, he would fall.

Even though he is a mage, his mana is like a mere gentle breeze. 

His party members: the elf girl mage and the otherworlder warrior girl were far stronger than him.

I was slightly disappointed.

But he is the Water Country’s Designated Hero.

And so, I planned on forming a Guardian Knight pact with Takatsuki Makoto to escape from the Sun Country.

But something unexpected happened here.

My Charm doesn’t work at all on Takatsuki Makoto.

This is not how it is supposed to go, Moon Goddess Naia!

Aren’t I supposed to be able to charm all living beings?! 

Of course, there’s no way the Moon Goddess would respond when I have only managed to talk to her once in my whole life till now.

But Takatsuki Makoto became my Guardian Knight.

Looks like he is a goody two shoes.

I have devilkin blood in me, and am hated by humans; the Moon Oracle.

The reincarnation of the villain in Savior Abel’s story, the Calamity Witch.

I will eventually be thrown out from the party anyways.

That’s what I thought.

But Takatsuki Makoto, who is the Apostle of an Evil God; the Mage-san who is a half-demon; and the Warrior-san who is a Lamia; they were all party members with peculiar backgrounds.

But they are all good people.

Not a single one of them loathed me. 

I missed the timing to leave the party, and by the time I noticed, I had settled down.

(It should be fine to stay here for a while…) (Furiae)

That’s what I thought.

It was peaceful.

There would be times when Takatsuki Makoto would rush into hordes of monsters or get petrified, but as someone who was raised in the dark underground of the Moon Country since the time I was born, going around the Water Country, the Wood Country, and the Fire Country was fun.

I used the Destiny Magic and Curse Magic that I didn’t like that much, when I learned that the Mage-san would be in danger at Makkaren, and when I helped out the petrified elves at the Wood Country.

It was rough.

But I felt fulfilled.

I will have to return to the Moon Country one day, is what I kept in the corner of my mind as I passed my days.

However…lately, there have been a lot of things that have been aggravating me. 

The reason is most likely…My Knight, Takatsuki Makoto.

Takatsuki Makoto doesn’t get Charmed.

Not only that, I can’t see his future. 

I can’t tell what he is thinking.

Even though he is the Guardian Knight of the Moon Oracle, he isn’t by my side.

He is always either training, or meeting a woman somewhere.

I don’t mind that. 

My relationship with Takatsuki Makoto is that of the Guardian Knight pact.

A work related relationship.

There’s no need to mind it. 

There’s no need to, but I am getting annoyed watching Takatsuki Makoto lately. 

He would go meet the Destiny Oracle, who had blatant animosity towards him, all alone.

And even though the plan this time around is to avoid pointless battle, he would fight on his own volition.

He doesn’t listen to what I tell him at all! 

By the time I notice, he is flirting with a woman! 

The last one doesn’t matter.

It is none of my business.

No…could it be that I am in love with Takatsuki Makoto?

But these feelings are completely different from the ones I have towards Ryosuke.

It just makes me angry.

The ones who are in love with Takatsuki Makoto are the Mage Lucy-san, and the Warrior Aya-san.

And so, I decided to ask them.

“Hey, Mage-san, Warrior-san, how did you fall in love with that man?” (Furiae)

“That’s sudden, Furi.” (Lucy)

“What’s the matter, Fu-chan?” (Aya)

The two of them turn around surprised.

Takatsuki Makoto is participating in the war council, so he is absent. 

This is the best chance to ask them.

“Well, if you want to know, I can tell you! For me, it would be at the time when I was saved by him when I was attacked by the Big Ogre, I think. After that, when we were attacked by the Griffon. He saved me from those monsters that aimed for me despite getting seriously injured! At that time, I thought I was fine with Makoto embracing me!” (Lucy)

“I-I see… What about you, Warrior-san?” (Furiae)

The excitement of the Mage-san rose up instantly. 

She always gets like that when talking about Takatsuki Makoto.

“Probably at the time when I played together with him in his room. Ah, I am talking about our original world. I would always stay for a long time in the room of Takatsuki-kun since middle school, and it feel relaxing being together with him. But the amount of time we have been alone lately has decreased. Aah, that chance just a bit ago was so rare. I was so close there.” (Aya)

“Geez, that’s not good, Aya.” (Lucy)

Mage-san glared at Warrior-san when she said that.

“Yees, I have reflected on it.” (Aya)

“You definitely haven’t.” (Lucy)

Mage-san is pulling the cheeks of Warrior-san.

Warrior-san is also doing that.

They get along so well.

Hmm…

Mage Lucy-san who was saved when in danger. 

Warrior Aya-san who has been together with him since a long time ago.

Both are things I don’t have. 

Looks like it doesn’t serve as a frame of reference.

“Well, if we were to compare them with Aya’s, mine is more dramatic.” (Lucy)

The Mage-san stuck out her chest proudly. 

“You don’t get it, Lu-chan. Falling in love because you love passing your daily life with him is the best way to fall in love with someone. Also, I have been together with him for longer.” (Aya)

The Warrior-san shakes her head with a ‘good grief’.

“If we are going by length, then I have been together with him the longest since he arrived to this world. Also, it is all about the man saving the girl from danger. They call it the Hero Desire or something.” (Lucy)

“Haah…Lu-chan, falling in love like that is what they call an easy woman. Sadly to say, you fall in that category.” (Aya)

“Huh?! If you are going that path, then I heard from Makoto and Fujiyan-san that the childhood friend heroine always loses since time immemorial.” (Lucy)

“Those otakus… Too bad~. Childhood friend heroines are from elementary school. A friend since middle school is not in the childhood friend heroine category~.” (Aya)

“Ugugu… The rules of other worlds are a pain. Then, Aya is a mob heroine.” (Lucy)

“Huh?! Are you picking a fight, Lu-chan?!” (Aya)

“You are the one who shot first, Aya!” (Lucy)

The Mage Lucy-san and Warrior Aya-san were glaring at each other with their noses sticking to each other. 

If this had been at the beginning when I just met them, I would have gone ‘aah, it will turn into a fight!’, but their fights are always just them playing around. 

Even so, what’s this about ‘Easy Woman’ and ‘Heroine’? 

I don’t understand otherworlder lingo.

“Then, we are sneaking into the room of Makoto tonight and settling this, Aya!” (Lucy)

“Just what I was waiting for, Lu-chan. Choose cute underwear.” (Aya)

“Even though we are taking them off?” (Lucy)

“If we are having Takatsuki-kun take them off, cute is better, right?” (Aya)

By the time I noticed, the conversation had derailed heavily.

Or more like, what are they talking about?! 

“Hey, do you understand that I am in the same tent?!” (Furiae)

“Iyan!” “Kyan!” 

I couldn’t condone the contents of such a conversation, and so I smacked both the head of the Mage-san and Warrior-san.

 If I leave them be, these two end up going on a rampage without limit.

Moreover, they are not joking. It is troubling that they seriously do it. 

““…….””

The Mage-san and Warrior-san look intently at me.

“Furi has gotten serious lately when it comes to Makoto.” (Lucy)

“Right? She gets angry instantly.” (Aya)

“W-What?! That’s not true!” (Furiae)

I went ‘hmph’ and faced the other way.

The Warrior-san and Mage-san look at each other.

“What do you think, Aya?” (Lucy)

“Well, if Fu-chan says so, isn’t that the case? In the head of Fu-chan, that is.” (Aya)

Kuh, what’s with you two?! Their talk is totally telling me they don’t believe me at all! 

“Right. Changing the topic. Lu-chan, a female knight-san from the Sun Knights said that she wanted to try talking with Takatsuki-kun.” (Aya)

“Eh?! What’s with that?!” (Lucy)

“I stealthily heard about it, and it seems like Takatsuki-kun is being aimed at.” (Aya)

“Even though we are still in the middle of a war, aren’t they lacking any sense of danger?!” (Lucy)

The two were puffing in anger, but in my eyes, you two are also full of pink in your head.

The two of them were now complaining about this and that about the man they love.

Stuff like ‘dense’ and ‘flag raiser’.

Even when they were complaining, they seemed to be having fun.

(…At any rate…) (Furiae)

After seeing those two, I thought…I really am different from those two.

I…don’t think I am in love with Takatsuki Makoto.

He just irritates me after all.

After a while, My Knight came back.

He shared the contents of the meeting, and he left immediately to train.

The Mage-san and Warrior-san continued talking, and it seems like they got tired from talking, they fell asleep.

I…couldn’t sleep.

Is that man still training? 

Is he being seduced by a woman again?

You are my Guardian Knight, so stay by my side.

…It annoys me.

By the time I noticed, I was walking to the spring where Takatsuki Makoto is training at. 

◇Takatsuki Makoto POV◇

“Hey, My Knight.” (Furiae)

Furiae-san, who had the light of the moon shining on her, had her hands on her back, and was walking around me as if circling me. 

When I looked at her, she averted her gaze.

She is as beautiful as ever, but the corner of her lips are facing down and her look isn’t positive.

Looks like she is in a bad mood.

This must be that. 

I must make her feel better as her Guardian Knight.

“What may be the matter, Princess? You seem to be in an ill mood today.” (Makoto)

“Stop that way of speaking. It is creepy.” (Furiae)

“So harsh.” (Makoto)

I got insulted for some reason.

“…”

“……?”

Furiae-san isn’t saying anything.

It couldn’t be helped, so I continued training.

I spoke to the Spirits, created butterflies, and had them fly around.

While I did that, Furiae-san was looking intently at me.

…I can’t relax.

After a while of being watched while training…

“Hey, My Knight, can’t you make something aside from butterflies with your water magic?” (Furiae)

“I can. What do you want me to make?” (Makoto)

Furaie-san spoke to me. 

“I want to see something big.” (Furiae)

“Okay~.” (Makoto)

I made a whale with water magic and had it fly. 

“How’s that?” (Makoto)

“So-so. Now, next is…” (Furiae)

Furiae-san has a lot of requests today. 

But it seems like her mood got better in the time I was showing her my magic, her voice got brighter.

I continued making a whole lot of creatures with my water magic. 

(…I am pretty tired now.) (Makoto)

Furiae-san indeed had a lot of requests today.

“Shall we go back now, Princess?” (Makoto)

“R-Right! It is late now, so let’s go back, My Knight.” (Furiae)

Furiae-san and I walked back to the tent together. 

It is well past midnight. 

Furiae-san was humming at my side.

She seems to be in a good mood.

“Didn’t you have something to talk to me about?” (Makoto)

I asked Furiae-san, but she responded with ‘it is nothing’.

We were now in front of the tent.

Lucy and Sa-san must be sleeping already, so we gotta enter silently so to not wake them up.

(…[Stealth].) (Makoto)

“Stop it.” (Furiae)

Furiae-san smacked my head.

“What?” (Makoto)

I glared at her as if complaining.

“Using stealth while entering the tent where girls are sleeping is something a criminal would do.” (Furiae)

“…That’s true.” (Makoto)

Let’s enter normally. 

I extend my hand to the entrance of the tent. 

“Wait!” (Furiae)

Furiae-san pulled my hand.

“Woah!” (Makoto)

There’s no way I would be able to resist when being pulled by the strength of an Oracle.

I was pulled with enough strength that I was lifted from the ground for an instant.

“Hey, Princess, what are you doing all of a sud—” (Makoto)

*Pang!!*

At that moment, a giant shadow landed.

At the same time, the ground shook heavily. 

A giant body of several meters that’s impossible for a human to have.

“I am impressed you avoided that! Rozes Hero!” 

The one who appeared in front of us was a giant talking monster.

No, a demon.

The miasma and mana that is covering its body reminded me of the Demon Lord Bifrons’s subordinates, Shuri and Setekh. 

“I am the close aide of Zagan-sama; one of the Ten Claws, Hayate of the Gale! I have come to assassinate the Rozes Hero! I will be taking that life of yours!” 

What’s with that headache inducing name?

Also, if you are going to do assassinating, do it more silently! 

I didn’t have the time to retort. 

The demon attacked us.

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166 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 188: The Moon Oracle isn’t self-aware

    1. I now realized a few chapters back that fu-chan was clinging to the light hero to make princess Noel irritated but immediately let go and took distance when she realized makoto was in the room dispite her not caring when lucy and sas-san were also there

      1. Wait……… fu-chan acting like a pure and unaware maiden in love……?
        Bitch, I’m in!!!!!
        Awwwww……. This chapter heals me completely.
        And looks like even the Assassin’s of demon continent are battle hardy. That or that guy has never done any kind of assassination.
        So, looks like another moment of Makoto’s overpoweredness and his most powerful ability ‘natural womanizer’ is going to act again.
        Anyway, thanks for the chapter

    1. I hope it is the case ! Furiae x Makoto is to the point of sailing and we learned that the ship Furiae x Sakurai never existed to begin with (I think her feelings were actually not love, but a result of affection and the fact is was the first time someone was nice to her without being Charmed. She is aware that her “love” for Sakurai and her feelings for Makoto are different). I think she needs more time to realize how she truly feels about Sakurai and Makoto.

      1. To me her circumstance right now is pretty similar to Lucy, where pretty much no one would accept her except her own family. Well the difference is in Furiae’s case she is being treated as a Queen where Lucy is being treated as who she is. But in any case, with whom they spend more time together, then with him they’ll fall in love. In this case, Furiae should be falling for Makoto more than Sakurai. So yeah she still has a feeling for Sakurai, but not as much towards Makoto

      2. I think her feelings toward sakurai is crush and toward makoto is love. It’s like “it’s nice if we could stay together” and “i want to stay together”

  1. ‘My Princess, even if the whole world is your enemy, I alone will continue protecting you’.
    Okay, Makoto is the one Furiae has been waiting for. He isn’t charmed by her and he will gladly become the enemy of the world in order to protect her. Her feelings for Sakurai are basically just affection because her charm didn’t work well on him and he was the first person that was nice to her on a enemy country. Sakurai can’t be at her side because he is the hero of the world, but Makoto can because he is the enemy of the world. If Sakurai is the kind of person to protect the world, Makoto is the kind of person who will make the whole world its enemy to protect a single person.

    Furiae definitely loves Makoto. She is jealous multiple times. Moreover, the one she wants at her side during her monologue is not Sakurai, but Makoto. Furthermore, she isn’t satisfied with her current relationship. She wants him to be like the Guardian Knight of the story she was told.

    Makoto doesn’t have high chance against a high-ranked demon and an assassin on top of that. Sa-san will probably deal with him.

    1. Yeah, but he gave the wrong answer to that question. When asked what will you do when the whole world turns against me, the story says ‘I alone will keep protecting you’ Makoto says, ‘don’t worry, I’m already the enemy of all the nations, it’s not much difference with your enemies added!’

    2. Yeah she says she was expecting those words from someone and yet fell for Sakurai. Sakurai didn’t go against orders and still captured her but when Esther(Ira) wanted her captured for not being able to see her future Makoto still protected her and also said “Let’s become enemies of the world together”. That’s an even cooler line. The choice is obvious.

      Still though if Sakurai has feelings for Furiae it wouldn’t be nice to be in a love triangle between your childhood friend.

    3. well, one basically ideal Hero the other one can be said Dark Hero since he is Hated and will do anything to protect what precious to him.

      hmm, what about he synchornize with Furiae, in Moon Magic He can see future or even charm the opponent. in case seeing future he can use it to dodge and Countering or maybe we can see some offensive Moon Magic(since i’m fans of Tales of Phantasia, been looking forward to Moob Spirit)

      1. I think he can only use charm magic when synced with her though. He’s only used Furi to get to Undine when syncing in the past anyhow.

        1. He also charmed Aya and Lucy when they confessed as well. His charm is weak so in order for it to work they need to have feelings for him to a certain level without Synchro.

      2. I didn’t mean he wasn’t able to use charm unless he synced with Furi, but the only Moon Magic he gets access to when synced with Furi is her charm magic

    1. Coincidence, or more like related to the demon power and title
      Hayate means gale or squall after all

      btw, Hayate in Hayate no Gotoku was named because his parents wants him to run as fast as a wind when he’s being chased by debt collectors

  2. Furiae is just as dense if not more.
    What would it take for her to realize her feelings?
    Maybe if Makoto gets severely wounded or disappear somehow she would understand herself better

    1. Not really dense, do remember that she lived her life with almost all men getting charmed towards her hence her lack of experience in this type of situations.

    2. Her densenes can be understood, i mean she been all alone as far she been remembered and the one who follow her is due to charm so she mostly likely unable to fully understand Human Emotions.

    3. I don’t know ma dude when you are isolated all your life and all people around you love you but is because of a charm……Do you really are judging her for not realizing what is love ? Baby don’t hurt me,no more 🎶🎶🎶

  3. Thanks for your hard work:D
    So the type to yell “SNEAK ATTACK!” eh?
    Either the beast king is testing makoto or hes not that smart.

    1. The demon Hayate is probably to full of himself. He probably believes he can kill the Rozes Hero alone. He probably thinks as he is a wide scale annihilation type mage, he would be weak in close combat and it is definitely the case. If Makoto was alone, Hayate would probably have high chance of killing Makoto, but Sa-san is in the tent near them. Therefore, she will most likely deal with him.

    2. Well, it was more like after the sneak attack failed he thought, “…didn’t work. Might as well introduce myself now.” I mean, what are you supposed to do after you fail your sneak attack? Got to have some way to cover up that awkward atmosphere.

      1. Fair enough. Once you blow the quiet approach might as well go flashy and loud. Element of surprise blown and all that

      2. I think it will be much cooler if:
        “Who are you? What do you want?”
        “A corpse need not know anything?”
        Actually, that is how sneak attacker do in old Chinese movie, which I find quite realistic. Or just process the next move without saying anything. Flashy appearance and long, noisy talk is what an assassin never do.
        But, the problem is, us, the reader doesn’t know who this guy is, and the author does not want to mislead us as “Church assassin”, and to futher show that this guy is plain brainless. So author let this guy self-introduce in such flashy way.

      3. It’s like a ninja that uses only bright lights and explosives, so they only ever speak through a megaphone and announce everything they’re doing.

    3. Fun Fact: Assassination doesn’t have to be sneaky. As long as the target is an important enough of a person and it was done deliberately, it can be called an assassination. In fantasy, sending the hero party to kill the demon king does count as an assassination even though they’re coming from the front gate. In modern times, you can send drones with missiles, blow up the whole town, and still call it an assassination.

    1. HaHA! I get that reference 😀
      …..man Hayate had alot of girls who were into him. even the underage one :l

      1. well, talking about Harem and Loli it must be Hiiro from Konjiki no Word master, he has LoliSlayer, it become this “The God that Brings Down Little Girls”, Also he Has “Hero Of Children”

      2. Talking about Konjiki Word Master, do you have any link to its english translation? I found one but it seems the translator discontinued it.

  4. Based on the previous few challenges that the MC had to face (Aya’s challenge to the Fire hero, meteor, water attack, air attack), the MC hasn’t been KO’ed in a bit. I’m guessing that this enemy is going to be a bad fit & leave Makoto waking up to an unfamiliar ceiling with either Aya driving it away.

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  6. I’m surprised Noah-sama hasn’t made any comment on Furi-chan’s behavior here.

    Then that demon, I can already picture Aya-chan in a sleepy state slapping it away like she’s removing a mosquito :p

    Thanks for the chapter

  7. If this demon survives, the record will say that the Water hero’s reflexes were so good, that not only did he dodge, but he carried the Moon Oracle to safety…instead of, she grabbed him and pulled him away from danger like he was a small child.

    1. Yes, and so is really needed that his low stats are from RPG Player and he can increase them. Also, second or third time that something like this happen even though his skills.

      1. Interesting. Maybe it’s the right explanation for his always abysmally low stats. Imagine him someday suddenly using a mountain of previously unassigned stats to make an invincible minmaxed build and then bulldozing through all opposition in a stride. That would go against the novel title though, so I’d rather not have much hope for that. Not to mention that leaving any unused stat points at any point is rather an embarrassingly noob mistake, unbefitting of such a veteran RPG player like Makoto.

        1. Well, if he can become really strong almost in the end of the story I don’t see that as go against the title, I mean, taht’s called develop, even now in this point he already have a reliable strength and is considered strong, futher develop of his strength isn’t something bad. And the reason for way he don’t know of the stats points could be because RPG Player have to futher develop or, the most possible case, he isn’t using the state showed by RPG Player because he think the only state that exist is the one that the other use, could be something like to activate the state of RPG Player he need to be conscious of this and have the will of use it.

    1. Eh, I sort of get it. A proper assassin would poison him or try to blow him up in his sleep and thats not as dramatic

    2. Last I checked, the proper assassins tend to get squashed fast by Truck-victimized Isekai protags. I.e. filler mobs. So might as well go down with a bang.

    3. Well in this case, the typical bold demon personality just doesn’t fit the proper assassin type. And it probably isn’t what he normally does, just he got told “go assassinate that guy!”

    4. By definition, assassin doesn’t have to sneak. What distinguishes assassination from regular murder is only the target is important person and it was done deliberately. You can level a building and call it an assassination.

  8. I’m new here. I managed to caught up then subscribed. Thanks for the chapter!
    Always intesting to see from someone else’s Pov

  9. Sigh…. it’s always like this, even tho they are in the middle of a war this “enemy always show up at the end” troupe is getting repetitive since these past chapters

    1. they probably desperate to kill Makoto, i Mean he indirectly kill 10k of their troops, then directly kill 5k of Aerial Troops, any enemy going desperate already ,😁

  10. Thanks for the chapter~

    Don’t have much to say in this chapter other than good luck Makoto, i hope you managed to cheer Undine up xD

    1. I don’t think he was trying to cheer up Undine specifically, more like the water spirits in general, who knows what Undine was thinking or if she cared.

  11. Thank tou for the chaper.

    I guess we are starting to sail the furie x makoto ship. I really hope furie will realize her feelings fast.

    1. well, it will be greater if he decided to Synchornize with Furiae. so he got Mind Eyes, he can see the future where enemy will attack and kept dodging it while counter bit by bit (Since bis Stat is low)

  12. Thanks for the chapter!
    Haha, without she noticed she fell for Makoto.
    also when Furiae Say it like that Makoto Party sure heck one of a kind combination, Apostle of Evil God, Half Demon And Lamia it’s like party of Villain or may be A Dark Heroes

    1. I have the suspicion that Furi was supposed to be the main heroine in draft. I mean, since Makoto have “moon” in his name, or his main skill [Clear Mind] also somewhat referenced the moon (though this is maybe grasping at straws), you can think this might be so.

      1. I think I remember reading in the comments here that apparently the author did once comment that Furi was supposed to be the original main heroine.

        1. So I’m not the only one who remembers it then!

          I intentionally made my comment vague because I’m afraid this knowledge is just a dream sequence and I’m hallucinating

          Thank god it actually exist

      2. The author did comment in his LN afterwords that Furiae was supposed to be the first female companion of Makoto’s originally, but her past was too dark to bring in at the beginning of the story, so he opted to introduce a new character. That character was Lucy, which honestly I am glad for since I quite like her as well. Her rivalry with Makoto in magic expertise is very funny and interactions with Aya are gold.

        If Lucy was never introduced, I fear that Rosalia might endanger the chastity of our boy Makoto. Yikes. Funny thing is Lucy used to be normal at the beginning of the novel, but gradually became weirder due to Makoto’s influence.

  13. “Huh?! If you are going that path, then I heard from Makoto and Fujiyan-san that the childhood friend heroine always loses since time immemorial.” (Lucy)

    – Lucy is quite genre savvy isn’t she? What a potent diss.

  14. Here it comes a synchronization with Furi,if you remember he already wasted all his mana and the other girls are sleeping ,now is time to kiss her and with that she will understand that is in love with him.

    1. He doesn’t need to kiss to sync with anyone other than Lucy, and that’s because of the fire spirit’s “pact”. And his syncing with Furi won’t make her “feel good” because she isn’t a water mage, he’ll be using charm magic which doesn’t have insane prof. levels.

  15. Well will this be the first time Makoto suffers some injuries from the assassin attack (first time ever he got injury from enemy cause lately he just suffer from repercussion of his skill and carelessness) and the girls will let out their killing intent to the assassin and demon king Zagan.
    Btw I hope furiae really realize her feeling in this arc or should I say already been.

  16. Lucy and Aya’s fight is so funny. Looool. Mob heroine, damn that was savage Lucy.

    After this chapter I am having doubts if Furiae really liked Sakurai to begin with and was just teasing Noel? Rather than “love” it seems closer to gratitude, friendship, and admiration compared to her feelings with Makoto that are different. It’s like how young girls tend to have difficulty differentiating between admiration and love since they “think” that they “love” celebrities or idols for example. Rather than calling Furiae dense, its more like she is ignorant or inexperienced in this field compared to Makoto’s denseness.

    Furiae definitely feels possessiveness and jealousy with Makoto. She may have fallen for him at the end of Makkaren arc unknowingly when he said those Grammy award winning lines (according to him, he nailed it! lol). Lucy and Aya definitely know she fell for him.

    Man, Makoto is a serious flag raiser. He probably did not even know about Guardian Knight story, and he’s launching critical hits on Furiae’s love meter. And the reason Furiae is always with him is because she thinks he might be flirting with another woman lol.

  17. Thanks for the chapter~!

    The long awaited Furi perspective is here!!

    ‘My Princess, even if the whole world is your enemy, I alone will continue protecting you’.

    So that’s why she kept asking Makoto eh? She wants to hear that line from him. Also, by now Furi has definitely fallen for Makoto and we only need to wait until she realizes that she actually loves him. She already recognized that the feeling she has for Makoto is different from the one she has for Sakurai, and it’s clear that she felt jealousy and the feeling of wanting to monopolize in regards to Makoto.

    Now let’s discuss the world building for a bit. Remember when they discussed 3 of the strongest mage on the continent? Great Sage, Lucy’s mom the guren witch, and Oz.

    See that fairy tale at the beginning that becomes the base for guardian knight contract? I have a feeling that it’s a spin of The Wizard of Oz story. The king, general, and prime minister might be based off of the scarecrow, lion, and tin man, with author liberties.

    Will we ever see Oz in the story? I honestly don’t know. Makoto and everyone seems to be preoccupied with Great Demon King Iblis revival and all.

    I have a theory that Oz is from the country outside of the continent, and we’ll be seeing them once the great demon king is finished and Makoto needs to go to an adventure to the outside country or parallel world transfer using moon like Lucy’s mom or something.

    Or, the author saved that for extra fillers in the LN version, just like earth country and commercial country.

    What do you guys think?

  18. I see. So Furi is also dense like Makoto. Just in a different way than him. Anyways Makoto didn’t say the exact words Furi wanted but what he said carries the same intent. That he won’t abandon her even if she becomes the enemy of the world. Anyways while Furi may be dense in not realizing she’s in love with Makoto she at least realizes she feels something for him and that it’s different than what she felt for Sakurai. As she herself said, her feelings for Sakurai were more of a first love so it’s probably closer to a crush since he was the first guy who treated her nicely that wasn’t charmed. However she knew that it wasn’t like Sakurai was fully immune to her charm and also that Highland would never allow them to be together nor would Sakurai challenge that to stay by her side like the phrase that Furi loves from that one story about the princess and her guardian knight. Now suddenly in comes another guy who is completely immune to her charm that she is vexed by it to the point that she sounds kinda yandere-y about wanting to keep him by her side and he has said that he wouldn’t abandon her even if the whole world turned against her though not in the exact words that Furi had hoped to hear but it means the same. Basically she liked Sakurai but loves Makoto even if she doesn’t realize those are her feelings.

    And now a girl’s talk between Makoto’s harem. So Lucy is the Easy Heroine and Sa-san is the Childhood Friend Romance. What would Noah, Sofia, Furi and Janet be classified as? Also what about Eir, Undine, Mary and I guess Tsui too?

    That assassin is probably about to be One Punch Man-ed by Sa-san and die almost immediately because he disturbed her sleep. I mean she’s probably only a few feet away from the location of the failed assassination attempt and the assassin is a loud idiot so…

    1. Noah is the might-be-might-be-not damegami partner
      Sophia is the pure girl
      Janet is the aggressive tomboy
      Furiae is the heroine with a dark past
      Great Sage is the lolibabaa
      Esther/Ira might be the tsundere rival/enemy turned heroine

      1. I would also add that if Ira is turned into a heroine, she would be the ponkotsu heroine/goddess (ponkotsu is an adjective that describe a useless and/or unreliable character. An individual could be a ponkotsu character, meaning that they often makes mistakes and has embraced this characteristic as a part of their persona) because her plans are so unreliable and lack contingency .

        1. Yeah she’s definitely the ponkotsu one, like satania from gabriel dropout

          We’ve seen the signs, she messed up when talking with Makoto after all

  19. Like i thought, she is confuse about his feelings for mako and sakurai. If my theory last tine is correct needs to die or something to test furi feelings for makoto. Like what happen to lucy when they was attacked by griffon or ogre.

    I don’t know why but an assassin just introduced himself. I don’t think that’s assassination.

    Thanks for the chapter.

  20. Thanks for the chapter~

    It seems that Furiae’s feelings towards Makoto is similar to that of Sofia’s. In a sense that she cares about his well being and gets worried a lot because he faces dangers every single time. She also share similarities with Lucy and Sa-san being his party member, she can actively participate in Makoto’s battles.
    Her feelings doesn’t seem to be quite at the same level of the others though. But she definitely cares about him, more than simple acquaintance or friend

  21. Thanks for the chapter. Always love reading Furiae’s perspective of things, so it was nice this was one of those chapters. Her inner monologue seems to confirm that what she felt towards Sakurai was something along the lines of a crush that she knows won’t be fulfilled, while in the case of Makoto, she loves him, but is unaware of her feelings. I assume the turning point was way back then in Chapter 125 where Makoto said to her that they should become enemies of the world together, which was somewhat similar to the Guardian Knight story. However, with Makoto being dense and Furiae inexperienced, it’s probably going to take something like Makoto risking his life to protect her in order for Furiae to realize exactly what she feels and confess (because I doubt Makoto will make the first move).

  22. thanks for chap
    Am i the only one who feels Sakurai just got ‘best’ friend zoned?(or maybe like an idol to some ppl?)

    I had the same retorts as mc , he arrives loudly on the front and declares everything u would wanna know and says he is an assassin , he feels more like a gangster given a kill target.So poor demon lord will also come here ?
    oh so she spoke to the goddess just once huh.

    also @bk3k do different fonts work?like striked out or upside down fonts?

    1. Maybe they were annoyed with him and sent him of light-heartedly, like “Well if he succeeds we got rid of an annoying enemy, if he fails we got rid of an annoying ally, it’s a win either way!”

  23. A scenario wherein Furi was contested between Makoto and Sakurai, and is on the deadlock.
    Sakurai was supported by the pillars of the different countries…
    Makoto was supported by his close aides, including Lucy and Sa-san, plus all beautiful goddess that later on will contact Makoto…

  24. For some reasons I see a lot of misunderstanding about Furi syncro here…Anyway yes Makoto can charm Undine when syncro, and that would be it, if yall go back like….idk 50 chaps? You will see that Makoto got a part of Furi’s power by being her Knight, so the only power he got from it is Charm, and Charm alone, no Future Sight, no Moon Magic, just Charm, a weak one too.
    Anyway thanks for the chap!

  25. “Huh?! If you are going that path, then I heard from Makoto and Fujiyan-san that the childhood friend heroine always loses since time immemorial.” (Lucy)

    “Those otakus… Too bad~. Childhood friend heroines are from elementary school. A friend since middle school is not in the childhood friend heroine category~.” (Aya)

    My favourite lines in this whole chapter 😂

  26. Thanks for the uploads as always! I’ve said it before and ‘ll say it again he needs to level up to max asap. No rpg worth a toss has the player start at a peak tier job with stats to match. I see the job tree going something kinda like this (after hitting lvl 99 in each job):

    apprentice water mage – water mage – advanced water mage – master water mage – water magus – advanced water magus – master water magus – (hidden req of using multiple elements) sage – advanced sage – master sage – great sage – supreme sage.

    I know, I know. Weakest mage and all that, but that’s how it goes with rpgs. Start of barely at the ability of or even below “villager A” but with time be on the demon lord level by the end game.

  27. Thanks for the chapter.
    Isaac, you were almost there to kill Makoto.
    You just had to give a better formation to the assassin, or even better take several other ones as Well…

  28. Oof. I felt that comment about childhood friends.

    Well…I guess that’s it for the ship. Furiae is just too socially sheltered to know herself.

    An assassin! How scary! I guess the demon lord got annoyed with his armies getting decimated. That’s fair.
    …..Hmm?
    Actually, isn’t Takki kinda in a pinch here? He’s still physically weak, and usually gets by because the enemy doesn’t target him when there are stronger allies on the battlefield, when he’s coming in from range, or it’s a big attack that takes time.

    Are the spirits properly primed to fight? Ah. Or maybe he’s gonna synch with Furiae and something crazy is gonna happen.

  29. Thinking about it, and Hayate’s entrance and general bearing here really parallel Olga’s appearance in the story.
    … Is it okay to ship them?

  30. So like, really. Who was sure that the flag was raised, even before he became her Guardian Knight?(Which him becoming her Guardian Knight, which set the flag set in stone.)

  31. I’m still waiting for the contact with Naia-sama lel. Hoping that Naia-sama would tell something about Furiae to Makoto

  32. Oof. Missed it during the first read through but I originally thought the Sun Knight female they were talking about earlier was Janet but now understanding a unknown female instead.

    Will we get more info on her or will she be one of the many to not reach Makoto’s harem.

  33. “All living beings will be charmed by my beauty.

    Thanks to that, men and women alike would fall in love with me at first sight.”

    The way she says this is as if anyone would get charmed just by looking at her and that ain’t true.
    People get automatically charmed if they touch her, that’s her ‘curse’, but look at her is safe. It’s not like everyone is in love with her LOL

    1. “Huh?! If you are going that path, then I heard from Makoto and Fujiyan-san that the childhood friend heroine always loses since time immemorial.” (Lucy)

      Facts.

  34. sigh what I get here is Makoto is the replacement of her unfulfilled love with Sakurai

    that’s what I see

    so she likes the mc, then?

    what’s gonna happen if for some reason Sakurai pursues her?

    who’s to say that if that happened she wouldn’t change sides again

    this is why if a girl is ntr prone, it ain’t worth it

    not really a fan of how the author did things, he just added some unnecessary drama, should have left her as the first heroine as was planned

    really envy those people that can accept this, cause for me, it’s gonna be like, that the only reason the mc was chosen was through the use of process of elimination, that he was just an option, a side route

  35. It would be one thing if Furiae one sidedly liked Sakurai…. but it makes it all the more uncomfortable that it was mutual. We just watched MC unintentionally NTR his best friend.
    (Wait a minute, if the guy can have multiple wives, why can a girl have multiple husbands? So instead of NTR, it would just be Furiae’s harem, instead)

    1. It’s not really NTR when they weren’t going out in the first place. She just had an infatuation with Sakurai cuz he was the first guy that wasn’t completely charmed by her and he was nice to her. And we don’t know for sure whether he actually likes her back romantically. Even if he did, just cuz your crush starts dating another guy before you confess to her doesn’t mean she’s cheating on you, the same applies here.

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