Tsuki – Chapter 369: A name change is urgently required

TL: Double Chapter today! Make sure you didn’t miss previous chapter!


Tsige 5.

It is the group of performers that have suddenly become really popular in Tsige.

In my eyes, it is an idol group you could find anywhere though…

That was how it was in Japan though, and I didn’t think I would be able to see it in a world of sword and magic.

“And so…uhm…can I ask this of you?” 

There’s no way, right?

One of them has come to our company and is talking to me, which is hard to believe.

“I have been told by a lot of people that my father has been rude to you, so I am aware that you would think even the daughter is like that! But now that things have turned out like this -regardless of how nonsensical it is- I wanted to do things properly!” 

I thought she was a girl I didn’t know at all, but it turned out she is actually a receptionist at the Adventurer Guild who I have met face to face a number of times. 

Wow, she has a lot of character traits. 

When I asked her for her full name, she told me that she is the daughter of the Batoma Company who I have also met a number of times recently. 

The daughter of a big company and the receptionist of the Adventurer Guild. 

…Quite the connection.

But it seems like she is working seriously, and she is actually a hard-working girl that I can even sympathize with. 

This might actually be her acting skill at work here.

If that’s the case, I am falling right into her trap.

I invited her into the room to at least hear what she had to say, and the first thing Ates Batoma-san said was an unexpected request.

“Uhm, Raidou-sama, are you listening?” (Ates)

“Ah, yeah. Of course.” (Makoto)

“……”

“…”

“What was the name of the group I am affiliated to?” (Ates)

“Tsige 5, right? I personally recommend that your official name be a different one.” (Makoto)

“…So you really were listening. Merchants occasionally think of something else as they just nod in response, so I ended up being a bit confrontational there… Sorry.” (Ates)

Is her father one of those cases?

I certainly don’t remember a few parts of what she was saying. 

She had such a loaded background with her being in an idol group, us knowing each other, and on top of that being the daughter of a business partner, so the impact of it made me zone out a bit there.

It was a bit of a bigger shock than the Rembrandt sisters.

I heard her mention Yuno and Rembrandt-san a number of times, so she is most likely the friend of the little sister which was surprising as well. 

“Unlike the other groups, you don’t have any Skills or effects in your performances. You were getting on stage with only raw dancing and singing, so it is natural to be worried about a variety of things regarding the future. It seems like you already understand that with flashy stages like that, this is not a job that one can continue for the rest of your lives.” (Makoto)

Truly an idol.

Considering the suitable age of marriage in this world, this job is the very definition of blooming for a short while and scattering right after.

“Yes…” (Ates)

“You asking to learn archery as a part of your personal traits is…quite the haphazard idea.” (Makoto)

Right. Ates came to my place because she wanted to learn archery. 

When I asked her where she got this information, she said that it was the elf of the Alpine adventurers, Louisa, who told her about it in a drinking party.

Ates is also a resident of Tsige. She may not have the ability to go to the wasteland, but it seems like she has raised her level as an adventurer to a decent degree, and her class is apparently archer.

And so, she had gotten interested, and when she saw the archery gi that I sent to Luisa, she felt that this was it.

She hurriedly added that it was also because archery is a healthy exercise to keep her body in good shape. 

She is quite the hard to hate girl. 

She evaluates herself as someone who likes to take it easy, but from what I am seeing, she is actually a very diligent girl at her core. 

“I have learned a decent amount of Skills in the bow, and I thought that archery is most likely what would be best for me. Louisa-san has told me that archery is a hard to touch topic for you, and she…has warned me to not bring it out lightly. But I am by no means asking this of you with light feelings…” (Ates)

“Alright, I’ll do it.” (Makoto)

“Figures! Not only are you a busy man, teaching the daughter of Batoma would just be—hm?” (Ates)

“I don’t mind teaching you. Archery is in a sense a sacred thing for me, so Louisa did have that right, but that doesn’t mean I would push that ideology to others. No matter the objective, if you want to seriously learn archery, I welcome it.” (Makoto)

“R-Really?!” (Ates)

“Yes. However, just as you said, it is not like I have much free time. So keep in mind that I won’t be able to teach you one-on-one, and I would like you to carry it on after teaching you to a certain degree… If you can agree to that, I can teach you archery.” (Makoto)

Or more like, Louisa isn’t coming back.

To be more precise, everyone from Alpine hasn’t come back.

If they were back, I feel like I could just introduce her to Louisa.

Well, fine. 

Regarding archery, I have been teaching it to the Weitz Orphanage as if it were radio calisthenics every now and then. 

She can just add herself in that. 

At the time when the orphans grow and aim to become adventurers, it would be better to be familiar with as many weapons as possible. 

Preparing actual game to practice archery as if doing hunting isn’t something that can be done often, but archery itself can be done plenty well inside a city. 

My style of archery is too formal for this world, so what I teach the children is a slightly milder version, leaving aside Louisa. 

Ates should be able to handle it plenty enough.

“Yoshaaa!” (Ates) 

“’Yosha’, you say.” (Makoto)

“!…” (Ates)

“…Uhm, well then, I have preparations to do, so can you tell me the days you are available the day after tomorrow?” (Makoto)

“I would like it to be the day after tomorrow. Uhm, also, please forget what you heard just now. I am still unmarried, you see.” (Ates)

“If you are going to be working as an idol, you will soon be able to choose whoever you wish. Okay, then the day after tomorrow. It will be at the Weitz Orphanage.” (Makoto)

“Weitz…! Got it.” (Ates)

Maybe because of the relief, her real self was beginning to show. 

She is a guild receptionist that doesn’t deal with wasteland matters. 

Cheerful, kind, and high communication skills.

Her looks are also good which matches her job as a receptionist. 

It is a job where you have to deal with adventurers who are mostly composed of rowdy people, so those kinds of abilities are required, and she obviously has a different side to her outside of work. 

It may not be the complete opposite, but it is understandable that she would have parts that she wouldn’t show in her job.

I see, that means she had the makings of an idol. 

I don’t know how much of it was calculated and how much of it was a revelation since it is Rembrandt-san we are talking about here, but I think Ates was a really good choice. 

I am still in doubt as to whether idols will actually be able to become a thing in Tsige though.

“Excuse the intrusion.” (Mio)

“Aah, Mio.” (Makoto)

“Mi! Mi-Mi-Mi-Mi-Mio-sama?! Aah, no way, I am not even a guest, so there’s no need to mind me! I will be leaving soon, so there’s no need to bring tea for me…haaaaah….” (Ates)

Oi.

Isn’t your attitude a bit too different when in front of Mio when compared to me, Ates?

…Well, Mio does go to the Adventurer Guild every so often even when I am not in Tsige.

I can understand how she is well-known.

But the difference is way too extreme.

Also…what’s with that?

Rather than fear, it looks more like she is getting flustered from excitement, you know?

“I have brought tea.” (Mio)

“Thanks.” (Makoto)

“…Consulting about something?” (Mio)

“Eh, yeah. This girl here is a receptionist of the adventurer guild. Her name’s Ates. She was apparently chosen as one of the members that did live performances at the area around the outer walls at night.” (Makoto)

“Oh my. If I remember correctly…it was a group that was given a pitiful name like Tsige 5.” (Mio)

“Hahahaha…” (Ates)

‘Hahaha’, you say.

Why is your face bright red, Ates?

You are not gonna be saying something like ‘what’s wrong with a woman liking a woman’, right? 

You are already a bundle of character traits, so putting even more to your roster is pretty risky, you know? 

You were talking about marriage and stuff just a moment ago, so restrain yourself. 

“That’s right. And so, we were talking about how I wanted to learn archery as one of my personal traits as an idol.” (Ates)

“Heeh, archery, huh. Personal lessons from Waka-sama?” (Mio)

“No, I am thinking about teaching her together with the children of the Weitz Orphanage. It won’t be like with Louisa.” (Makoto)

“Then she would just be added to what you are already doing, huh. Oh my, but…” (Mio)

Oh, as expected of Mio.

Looks like she has picked on what I wanted to ask. 

This kind of stuff makes me happy. 

“Can I ask this of you?” (Makoto)

“Understood. I will make the arrangements. It can’t be helped since it will be in the morning two days from now.” (Mio)

“Please do.” (Makoto)

“Then, I will be taking my leave. Ates, since I have already prepared it, it is only proper to give it a taste. Take your time.” (Mio)

Alright.

With this, the archery gi of Ates is good to go.

There’s nothing else to talk about, so let’s have a casual talk as we drink tea before wrapping it up. 

“I-I-I have spoken to her! Spoken directly with Mio-sama!” (Ates)

…Could that even be considered a conversation? 

I don’t think it counts as one…

“She is an employee of ours, so of course it is possible for that to happen if you were to come here.” (Makoto)

“Raidou-sama, about Mio-sama you see…!” (Ates)

“Eh, ah…yes?” (Makoto)

And then, I was told in great detail about a part of the deep deep darkness of this city. 

It is in a sense more deeply rooted than even the Dusk Street, and it has eroded into my daily life without me being aware at all. 

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78 thoughts on “Tsuki – Chapter 369: A name change is urgently required

  1. Do you think the new dark side of Tsige is something like a Mio fanclub that developed stealth skills above Mio’s detection to stalk her?

    1. That’s one hell of fanclub, if they can surpassed Mio’s stealth skill to stalk her. Honestly that scary to imagine that since Mio’s stealth already in the level of horror.

  2. Tsige 5…. You know when I read it, the first thing that pop up in my head is super sentai than idols.. because you know five..

    Hooo so Arches is fan of Mio. When Makoto just want casual chitchat but you figure new dark side of Tsige. Hahahahaha

    Thx for double chapters and happy holidays folks !!! Also stay safe everyone~

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  4. The concept of why she want to learn archery is because of his name Arches, right? Well, fine, I always welcome characters that want to learn or relate with the archery aspect of Makoto, she looks good so seems like a interesting addition to the roster of characters.

  5. And so, she had gotten interested, and when she saw the archery gi that I sent to Luisa
    (It’s Louisa and, what the fuck is archery gi? Sorry if is something common but I swear it’s the first time I heard/read that)

    1. Your comment makes me think, just what is Mio’s formal categorization? She is often referred as a disaster, but is she actually a disaster spirit? or is she just a very powerful mamono that got called as a disaster because of her strength?

      1. In adventurer’s guild her pact was called Pact(Spirit) on Makoto’s card.
        Her highest skill is in darkness magic, which probably means that she’s great spirit of darkness.

        I only wonder who exactly is great spirit of light (most probably Root, if Makoto or Bug isn’t it) and where is great spirit of wind.

      2. Based on the bits of information so far, I believe she was originally a spider mamono, from a different world, possessed by/fused with a darkness spirit (hence the lack of reason and unending hunger, as a reflex of the attribute traits and parasitic behavior).

      3. they actually said it in the manga ,like i said way back there are quite a few differences in novel and manga,
        manga they called her ‘uncontrollable highest darkness spirit’ or something (think as same rank as water , earth spirits with animal forms mc met at lorel.)

  6. Thank you very much for the double episodes and I hope you had a happy holiday season and thank you for your time and dedication.

    The author insists that Makoto continues to be disappointed in the hyumans

    He finds a hyumans that has something special. They come out with very regrettable actions.

    If Makoto had met Arches at the beginning or had been his student at the academy, his opinion would have been very different for the hyuman race.

    In the comments, many wish to see the punishment of Trashmoki or Bitchiki. But as Makoto thinks, for Trashmoki to continue doing stupid things is better, the effects are already being seen with that bishop of Rostgard. Besides Trashmoki has a duty to fulfill, he must desecrate Chiya in front of Bichiki and Sairitz and then do it with those two bitches.

    To Makoto, Trashmoki is just a supremely stupid kid BUT everything changes with Bitchiki.

    For Makoto, what affects him the most are first impressions and hidden actions. At least Trashmoki was never fake. But the other one was a total disappointment for Makoto, seeing the senpai he respected turned into a manipulative bitch.

    1. This predicts the possibility that if Tomoki does not act as a Hero sooner or later Tomoki will fall and give birth to chaos making Sairitz the loreal peraminsuri will prepare for war even the Aznoval master of the wise will reject gritonia and do not want humans born in the same birthplace to be aligned and equalized as wise And not to mention the discussion of Hibiki’s party that dragged chiya the priest from loreal who respects the wise and has not taken the seat of decision. This will also result in a huge friction between this loreal and limia relationship as well as the realistic warrior loreal sairitz with prince Joshua (?) who is idealistic as if the destiny of the world was written by the goddess (bug), the stage was prepared by Makoto, The potential potential was prepared by Root Harmony, and all events were observed and ended by Futsu Birazaka

  7. The advent of idol culture in this world is nigh. Rokuya must be ecstatic.

    I- I see. That girl Arches has way too many attributes. Daughter of the head of a famous company. Guild receptionist. Idol. Unmarried. Fan of Mio with very likely yuri overtones. Also she’s an archer. Arches the archer.

    They brought up Alpine again. Are they ever going to actually go look for them? Didn’t they say last chapter that four weeks have passed since the battle with Alte? Alpine still is missing.

    Uh what’s this deep deep darkness of the city that Makoto just learned from Arches? Is it like a fanclub of Mio and the rest of Kuzunoha’s employees that its members are overly passionate?

    1. I was thinking the same thing, that the Kuzunoha girls have a big enough fanclub, that they are the origin of idols in Tsige, before Rokuya gave them a name for the term, but now I’m thinking it might be Mio’s other claim to fame, the origin of sentai costumes…!

    2. They probably knew that Apple was keeping watch of Alpine so they don’t give much thought. Moreover, adventurers often go on a long journey or whatever so its probably normal for them to go missing. And this is Makoto we’re talking about, he doesn’t have much concern for those not part of his family.

  8. You know, Makoto has a bad habit of seeing yuri in non-yuri situations.
    Iroha and Tomoe, his female students and the gorgon prostitute and now Arches and Mio.

  9. Arches is:
    – possibly the gay
    – quite the character with no lack of personality
    – an idol
    – a fangirl

    I see the mention of the rabbit hole last chapter was no mistake, this girl is hololive material in the making

  10. I was worried when they mentioned idol culture…. but are there secret fanclubs for Mio and the rest of girls from Kuzunoha? If Rembrant based idol culture on that then…. but wait wouldn’t it make more sense if Tomoe started it since she is a hardcore samurai fan herself?

    Speaking of which does the entire Tsige know about Makoto’s relationship with Mio and Tomoe yet?

    1. I think they know, based from chapter 344 :

      The moment I was going to stand up, he dropped an unbelievable bomb in the shop.
      “I see, sorry about that. At any rate, Mio-san and Raidou-kun have finally tied the knot, huh. Man, congratulations. Looks like we will have to celebrate this someday. You did your best, Raidou-kun. It was unexpectedly fast.” (Rokuya)
      “…Hm?” (Makoto)
      W-What is he saying with such a nonchalant tone without even trying to lower the volume down?!
      I ended up letting out a dumbfounded voice!
      I could tell that the gazes around were concentrating on us to a crazy extent.

  11. Thanks for the combo Regokai, you couldn’t have given me a better christmas present, this line here -You are already a bundle of character traits, so putting even more to your roster is pretty risky, you know?- just made me laugh so hard. Now I want to know more about that darkness in Tsigue, I think it will be hilarious.

  12. Thanks for the translations!!!

    I’ve binge-watched all Tsuki chapters so far…

    Next Chapter-kun… I miss you already…

  13. thanks for chap
    lol i am curious to know this new deepest darkness (is it a yuri fanfic or a secret society of stalker stalking fanatics)
    lightly asking mc for training archery, one of the mistakes of her life
    gi is uniform huh i didnt know

    so what did he prepare for two days later? a live hunting experience?

  14. Now I’m really curious about this deeper darkness of Tsige that Mio is involved with.
    Mio might have dismantled several criminal organizations and dealt with rough adventurers and thought they were too irrelevant to report back to Makoto.

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