WM – Chapter 189: Human Demon War 5

Inside the tent of the Sun Knights’ base.

I was participating in the regular meetings that use transmission magic.

I have been participating in them by myself lately, but Sa-san and Lucy are together with me today.

“Ortho, can you say that one more time?” 

General Yuwein was knitting his temples as if he had a headache from the other side of the screen.

“Yes sir! We have subjugated one of the Ten Claws of the Beast King, Hayate!” (Ortho)

“…Looks like I didn’t hear wrong.” (Yuwein)

The grimace of General Yuwein was being reflected in the transmission magic.

I look at the expressions of the other people. 

((((…This guy again.))))

I felt like they were saying that in their hearts.

It was not me this time around though.

One of the Ten Claws of the Beast King Zagan, Hayate.

He is apparently a high rank demon that is famous for his surprise attacks.

And in reality, he slipped past my Detection and the Clairvoyance of Furiae-san.

If Furiae-san hadn’t saved me there, I think it would have been dangerous.

His target was the Rozes Hero.

He was expressly aiming for me.

For someone like me who doesn’t have any battle power in close combat, an enemy entering that close of a range would spell death for me.

We managed to avoid the first attack, but there’s the fear the next attack would be fatal.

Their biggest misfortune was the existence of the Fire Country’s Designated Hero sleeping in the tent.

Because we caused so much of a ruckus close to the tent, Sa-san had woken up.

Sa-san was in a bad mood because she had been woken up, and she used [Invincible Time] and countered him while saying ‘So noisy!’.

The pitiful demon ended up having his head sunk into the ground.

But, as expected from a chief officer of the demon lord army, he was still alive from that. However, due to the follow-up attack of Lucy, Meteor, he fell completely silent. 

We left the cleaning up to the Sun Knights.

(It seems like strong demons can come back to life even when you think they are dead.) (Makoto)

That’s the kind of explanation Captain Ortho was giving to the people at the other side of the projections.

“Fumu, our country’s Designated Hero, Aya-dono. Well done defeating him. This demon specialized in assassinations, and we were brooding about how to make countermeasures for him.” (Tariska)

“Y-Yes…you’re welcome.” (aya)

Sa-san scratched her head in embarrassment at the words of General Tariska.

Olga-san at his side was not making an amused face.

“Lucy, you did it! But don’t push yourself too hard, okay? You must not rush into the demon lord army alone like Rosalie-sama, okay?” (Flona)

“I wouldn’t do that, Flona-oneechan.

“I am worried. Lucy’s personality is similar to that of Rosalie-sama after all.” (Flona)

“I am not that much of a battle junkie.” (Lucy)

The Wood Oracle, Flona-san, and Lucy were having a conversation that was already that of sisters.

This is a war council, you know…

“Oi, how long are we supposed to be on standby?! We are letting these guys do as they please too much!” (Geralt)

The one shouting on the verge of snapping is Geralt-san.

Yeah, he has been on standby for so many days, he must be stressed out.

“Being on standby for so long is going to dull my body.” (Olga) 

The one who said this was Olga-san who seemed to be docile but must have stress piled up too. 

Looks like she has been influenced by Sa-san who defeated a demon lord chief officer.

It must have infected the other people, the meeting began to get noisy.

At that moment…

“Tomorrow is the decisive battle.” (Esther)

The Destiny Oracle Esther made everyone fall silent. 

“Zagan will be invading the West Continent tomorrow. Isn’t that right, Esther-sama?” (Yuwein)

The words of General Yuwein were not a question, but to confirm.

Oracle Esther nods silently.

Looks like a Demon Lord is finally attacking.

“Well then, let me tell you the plan. So I say, but this time’s plan revolves around the clairvoyance of Oracle Esther-sama. Can you please explain it, Esther-sama?” (Yuwein)

“Alright.” (Esther)

Oracle Esther -the Destiny Goddess, Ira-sama- speaks.

“Tomorrow morning, the army of the Beast King Zagan will be arriving at the coast of Camelon. The demon lord army will try to destroy the cities of Camelon. If the distribution channels of the Commercial Country were to stop, it will affect the Six Nation Alliance greatly. That’s why we need to fight them back. However, their real objective is to strike down the Light Hero.” (Esther)

Oracle Esther’s voice resonates from the transmission magic.

Everyone is listening silently. 

“The advance of the demon lord army is slow. That’s because their plan is to exhaust us and buy time. They will make it look like their decisive move, and they will by no means use their full power in the day. The demon lord army will extend the war as much as possible, and will continue their small attacks until the sun sinks. And then, once sunset comes, they will do an all-out attack with Forneus’s army. At that time, we won’t be able to fight them back from the exhaustion, and lose. That’s the destiny I see.” (Esther)

““““…””””

Oi oi, we are losing then.

Of course, Ira-sama is here so that it doesn’t happen.

They are all waiting for her next words.

“That’s why we will do the opposite. If they are going to prolong the battle till sunset, we will be going for the short term battle. Light Hero, Sakurai Ryosuke.” (Esther)

“Y-Yes!” (Sakurai)

Being called by Oracle Esther, Sakurai-kun responds.

“You will be commanding a small group of elites, and will directly slay the Demon Lord that is deep in the enemy lines.” (Esther)

“P-Please wait! Isn’t that way too dangerous?!” (Noel)

The one who spoke was Princess Noel.

It is true that it is way too rash to be called a plan. 

“It is okay. The timing to face the Demon Lord is at noon. At the time when the sun is at its highest, there’s nothing that can injure the Light Hero. Also, there’s a user of Teleport in the Sun Country. There’s no worry about fatigue before the battle against the Demon Lord.” (Esther)

“I will tag along with the Light Hero-kun.” 

The Great Sage-sama answers. 

Her usual calm tone. 

How reliable.

(But is it okay for the vampire Great Sage-sama to come out in broad daylight?) (Makoto)

I am a bit worried.

She must have felt my gaze, the Great Sage-sama smiled at me as if saying ‘don’t worry’.

Unnecessary worry, huh.

She is one of the legendary heroes that saved the world 1,000 years ago anyways.

“We will assign a number of captain class knights and Country Designated Heroes. However, it will be in the middle of the chaos of war. Will we be able to locate the important location of the Demon Lord?” (Yuwein)

General Yuwein asked.

The enemy’s army is over 20,000 in numbers.

It shouldn’t be easy to find.

But Oracle Esther showed a face filled with confidence.

“There’s no problem. They fear having their leader defeated, so they have changed their formation, but I will be relaying the location of the Demon Lord at all times. I have a lock on its location.” (Esther)

“Understood, Esther-sama. However, we will be judging when’s the appropriate time to fight the Demon Lord. Depending on their forces, it may end up with the Light Hero being left in the center of enemy territory. We will aim for the head of the Demon Lord after we have secured an escape route.” (Yuwein)

General Yuwein responds with carefulness at the confident words of Oracle Esther.

“Yeah, I don’t mind that. There’s no assurance that things will go as planned on the day it happens. I will leave the decision of when to take action in your hands, General Yuwein.” (Esther)

“Understood. Then, I will trust in the clairvoyance of Esther-sama in regards to the location of the Demon Lord.” (Yuwein)

Looks like the talk is going to be wrapped up.

Tomorrow is finally the decisive battle against a Demon Lord.

It is a bit disheartening that I can’t be witness to that though…

“You seem bored, Rozes Hero.” (Esther)

“?!” 

Oracle Esther suddenly turned this way and said that.

“N-No, I was properly listening, you know?” (Makoto)

“Obviously.” (Esther)

Esther-san let out a long sigh.

“Rozes Hero and the 1st Division of the Sun Knights; there won’t be any of the demon lord army showing up there from tomorrow on.” (Esther)

““Eh?””

My voice and Captain Ortho’s overlapped.

“It is nothing to be surprised about, right? You defeated 10,000 of Forneus’s men; defeated 5,000 of the flying units of Zagan; on top of that, defeated one of the Ten Claws of the Beast King. No casualties, to top it off. They must have noticed that it wasn’t worth the trouble.” (Esther)

“Huuh… I see.” (Makoto)

Esther-sama (Ira-sama) is kind today?

Is it because Eir-sama had a talk with her?

“But…” (Esther)

Oracle Esther looks at the participants of the war council with serious eyes.

“The demon lord army’s attacks will intensify in all parts of the continent aside from the Moon Country in tomorrow’s battle.” (Esther)

““““!””””

Tension runs through the participants.

“That’s in order to stop us from joining up the main army, right?” 

“That’s right. The demon lord army doesn’t want forces to gather in the vicinity of the Light Hero. Their objective is to take the life of the Light Hero that might bring the demise of the Great Demon Lord Iblis after all.” (Esther)

“…”

When I glanced at Sakurai-kun, I could see his nervous expression.

Could you please not scare my friend too much?

But if their objective is Sakurai-kun, it is important to warn him, huh.

Do your best, Sakurai-kun.

“In that case, the demon lord army is going to be attacking here as well, right?” (Geralt) 

“Hmph, finally, huh.” (Olga)

“I won’t let them put a single finger on the people.” (Max)

““…””

I can understand why Geralt Valentine, Olga Sol Tariska, and Maximilian Lagvurin-san were pumped up.

There’s also the spaced out face of Highland’s Country Designated Hero Alec who I don’t know what he is thinking, but is he not together with Sakurai-kun?

There’s also Prince Leonard with a nervous expression which worries me, but he is together with Maximilian-san, so I should trust that he will be okay.

After that, we were told a number of confirmation points, and the meeting before the decisive battle finished.

I glanced at the face of my childhood friend, the Light Hero.

He was talking with General Yuwein about something with a nervous look.

Sakurai-kun didn’t notice my gaze.

(Take care, and don’t get injured, okay?) (Makoto)

I cheered for him in my heart, and continued watching the projection till it was turned off.

I returned to the tent we were staying at, and told Furiae-san the details of the meeting.

Furiae-san just went ‘I see…’ as she listened silently.

Sakurai-kun will be fighting the demon lord army tomorrow. Wonder how she is feeling?

In the middle of that, she instead asked me: “My Knight, are you worried?”

Was I making that kind of uneasy expression?

“Kinda”, is the vague answer I gave.

“I can’t calm down, so I will go train.” (Makoto)

Saying this, I left the tent.

“You are going to be targeted by demons again, Takatsuki-kun.” (Aya)

“That’s right, Makoto. Stay put.” (Lucy)

Lucy and Sa-san stopped me, but…

“It is okay, it is okay. Esther-san said that the demon lord army won’t be coming anymore.” (Makoto)

This is basically the seal of approval from the Destiny Goddess herself.

I am sure they won’t be coming here anymore.

And then, I trained till dawn.

The next day was a peaceful day just as Oracle Esther had said.

I passed my day without being able to calm down.

And then, night came.

◇◇

Things got noisy before the meeting that day began.

The projections of the transmission magic showed up one after the other.

However, a part of the participants of today seem to know ‘something’. They seemed to be restless. 

(…Did something happen?) (Makoto)

If it did, it must be about the battle of the Six Nation Alliance against the Demon Lord Army. 

I use Eavesdrop to listen to the conversation of the people.

…Is that true?

…Isn’t it way too soon?

…Unbelievable. To think it would go this well.

That’s the kind of conversation they were having.

And then, the words of someone reached my ears.

The Light Hero apparently defeated the Demon Lord Zagan.

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89 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 189: Human Demon War 5

        1. You are lacking on passion!!!!
          The chapters usually come out at around 7:00 pm on my local time so it’s pretty nice time for me to be waiting for the chapter.
          By the way I replied to your comment at 3:45 am

          1. After I finish all the stuff i have on hand in 2-3 weeks i will see if i can stay for the chapter and for you take some rest buddy XD

          2. I felt asleep around 9:00 pm and woke up around 3:00 am
            What do I do after waking up?
            Obviously go back to read manga and novels
            will probably go back to sleep in an hour or two and get up before noon it’s Sunday anyway 😆

          3. I have like +15 tap open in my pc all of them manga and in my phone safari A LOT of novels to read XD so that’s what I’m doing today

      1. I never thought that Rosalie-san would be someone with a ponytail and a very mother-ish face i mean, Makoto mentioned that she looks very similar to Lucy! Well yeah he mentioned that she’s the older version of Lucy but, just unexpected

      2. Seriously Lucy looks like Megumin heck her power is close to it. Aya is like Darkness in terms of power. I guess Noah is like Aqua? Last one is not much but heck both are goddess

      3. Rosalie doesn’t look 200+ years old to m…Ahhh *eats a fireball to the face

        I didn’t know i wanted to see Şucy in a high school outfit until i see her in one

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  2. Thanks for the chapter!

    Kinda suspicious. Could be just a dummy clone. Maybe it’s Demon Lord Zagan himself though, seeing how overpowered Sakurai-kun is. But i’m not very sure, like, only 30% sure that that’s the case. I’ll just go with the Demons is hiding their ultimate trump card that is more terrifying than the Demon Lord himself. Should be someone special that he could avoid the goddess’s clairvoyance.

    Come to think about it, what about Ira-sama’s oracle of someone stabbed Sakurai-kun from the back? Oh man this kind of cliffhanger is very uncomfortable

    Thank you nevertheless xD

  3. It’s a fake Demon Lord, isn’t it… I have a feeling the real one is gonna go for Makoto, either looking for a fight or a potential ally.

  4. The objective of the demons is to kill the Light Hero, let’s send him and a few soldiers to kill the Demon Lord …….. Not the brightness idea but ok,also it’s seems like something really bad is coming.

    Pd. We were bamboozled

  5. I can totally picture Makoto kneeling down making circles in the sand with his fingers or putting his hands inside his pocket and kicking up the sand all depressed because he won’t be able to see and or participate in the fight against the demon lord.

  6. It is funny to see Makoto achieving results in a remote area before the others.
    Demon Lord Zagan is dead, huh. Everything seems to go too well. There is probably a trap. The death of Zagan will make everyone let their guard down, but we don’t know how the demons will manage to kill the Light Hero.

    1. It’s going too well to the light hero, to defeat 1000 years old demon king in a day. 😂

      Me: Suspicious, IT’S A DEATH FLAGGGGG!!!

  7. Thanks for the chapter~!

    It’s a good thing they skipped hayate fight and turned it comedy, after 10k army and 5k annihilation, OP Makoto is starting to get stale.

    There’s no way the demon’s actually dead right?

    1. Yeah me too, Zagan was easily defeated by the light hero, he defeated zagan who existed in 1000 years where he was the strongest in a day

      Me: it’s too good to be true

      I’m having suspicion of zagan being imposter.

      1. Of course, makoto is Main char, while sakurai is a side char. If I’m ask why, we all know that makoto has a divine protection of the author what ever the author do is absolute, if demon is defeated in makoto’s present then he’s dead, while sakurai, hmmm I’m still doubting it what he can do. 😂😂😂.

        P. S this just my opinion thou

  8. The “It seems like strong demons can come back to life even when you think they are dead.” line seems particularly relevant. Fate gets you exactly because you think you’ve cheated it.

  9. I just thought of this. Since Ira is able to see the future, shouldn’t she have warned about the demon forest incident? I’m guessing that the thing that turns people into eldritch horrors and the eldritch horrors themselves are immune to her divination. Makes sense since eldritch horrors are supposed to be from outside the realm. So they might be the ones who will kill Sakurai

    1. Why did thought that the defeat of zagan is too easy, i think this more to this after this chapter.

      Anyways great sage is giving hints to makoto, another ships is raising flags to be set sail.

      Damn destiny oracle is kind today, thank you eir, now i won’t be annoyed at her anymore.

  10. Thanks for the chapter 😀
    That was….short. Really short.
    Makes me suspicious a longer chapter with dramatic events is coming up :l

  11. wait, aren’t both of them to pitiful Hayate got beaten with Combo Attack of Aya and Lucy and Somehow Zagan Got beaten in less than one day, is demon becoming joke existence now..

    and now i wonder how Makoto Will deal with the church later, as we know The Pope try to Kill Makoto.
    If he Try to fight The Templar He going at disadvantage since he can be Framed for attacking first.

  12. I have a bad feeling about how easy it was to defeat Zagan, this is just a random guess but Sakurai is going to die or at least badly hurt and that will make makoto go berserk D:

  13. Well… If they know the location and have someone who can teleport just about anywhere. Teleporting Near or in the face of Zagan then slicing him up was the best surprise attack they could make.

    But that means they don’t trust anyone in the army at all and kept the surprise attack for themselves.

    Thank you for this chapter!

  14. Thanks for the chapter. Poor Hayate got defeated offscreen without much of a fuss despite his grandiose entrance. As for Sakurai defeating Zagan it seems too suspicious and too good to be true. He’s probably faking his death and biding his time to ambush either Sakurai or Makoto. My money is on the latter, especially when considering his contributions so far.

  15. Suspicious… that was way too easy. what likely happened is that after repelling two forces and a high ranking Assassin with ease Makoto got bumped up in threat level above Sakurai and Zagan used the distraction to personally kill Makoto. Also I somehow got the bad feeling that the one that will stab Sakurai is going to be Alec, but I don’t know why I felt that way.

    1. I agree with you, Alec is suspect to me too. Maybe his divinity help him hiding from destiny magic?
      As for the prophecy, it stated stabbed from the back no? To be stabbed in the back most of the time it’s either because you are running away or because someone betrayed you, hence why Alec is suspect with his puppet-like feel.

  16. Congrats, Sakurai! 😀

    Heh, we absolutely off-screened a miniboss because Sa-san is a full blown arc boss in terms of power. At least Takki is gonna stop getting achievements after this. For now, at least. He might be in the crosshairs proper like Sakurai is now.

    …Okay, yeah, that was suspiciously easy. Did he fake his death? Is Sakurai just that overpowered?

  17. Pfft! We all knew that Hayate would be defeated easily but I just never expected that it’d end up being done offscreen.

    And cue another round of Yuwein getting exasperated by Makoto doing something crazy while Geralt grumbles that he wants to get some action already.

    I don’t think Zagan is dead. That seems too easy. I’d say there’s like an 80% chance he’s alive. I think either that is a clone or imposter of Zagan that Sakurai killed and the real Zagan is heading toward Makoto since he is definitely a greater threat or Zagan let himself get killed to lower Sakurai’s guard. They mentioned earlier in the chapter that strong demons can come back to life so if he let’s himself get killed then Sakurai will lower his guard and that would be the perfect time to launch a surprise attack on him to kill Sakurai. It would fulfill Ira’s prophecy about Sakurai and we know that the Snake Church can hide things from Ira so they could hide what Zagan plans to do.

    1. I think we can categorise Makoto and Sakurai in two types of threats.
      Sakurai being more a threat to powerful individuals with zombie-like caracteristics and overpowered single target skills.
      Makoto being more a strategic threat with his capabilities to wiped out armies with large scale spells.
      So we can conclude that in a strategic point of view, killing Makoto first would be more important at the begining of the war on the strategic level, and then kill Sakurai to protect the elites for the long run.
      Sakurai being overpowered, Zagan could be unexpectedly really dead. x)

  18. Not much to be worried about Sakurai-kun. He is a cheat character that is probably with the only weakness to be away from the sun.

  19. Thanks for the chapter! ^^
    At the begining of the chapter I was like “Did I miss a chapter? Where is Hayate being killed by Sa-san?” and then, after checking that it was really the next chapter read a few more lines “Oh! So an offscreen two hit combo! XD”.
    Poor guy didn’t make it to the main description! x)
    My bet is the Demon Lord is really dead and Alec is the one to stab Sakurai.

  20. thanks for chap
    oi who was the fortune teller last chap who exactly said aya will kill wannabe assassin for waking her up?

    rpg-san be like
    Will you believe in the death of the demon lord?
    Yes
    =>No

    its funny how all of us are convinced mc will have to fight a demon lord and will not have it peaceful lol

  21. thanks for the chapter
    travel to the moon country capital =
    day 1 : peaceful arrival
    day 2 : frozen fish festival
    day 3 : break with best friend
    day 4 : giant chicken fireworks
    night 4 : fail assassination
    day 5 : the skipped day
    day 6 : war everywhere except there
    day 7 : I have a bad feeling about it
    day 8 : ???

  22. > I think Olga-san, as Sa-san accumulated accomplishments, will bite to the temptation of having a power rivaling a hero like taking a deal with any demons…
    The problem here, Olga-san has so much pride in my opinion that she cannot take all those achievements of Sa-san that should be her instead.
    Well, losers gonna be a losers….

    > I think the battalion/army that comes on MC’s side was an intended of sneak attack.
    This is not just an army vs demons.
    I believe this is a battle of wits, while taking advantage of using the numbers of demon army versus the 6 nations.

  23. Let’s face it here, her oracle is spiraling out of her control. Because seriously one of the Demon Lord’s ten elites attacking expressly for Makoto’s head is hardly “nothing happening”.

    Poor slob got offscreen’d though. That’s two-for-two of Zagan’s elites getting offscreen’d.

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