WM – Chapter 197: 8th Arc Epilogue

TLN: Hey guys, Reigokai here!

This is for the ones who didn’t catch me saying it in the previous chapters. Merry Xmas! Hope you had a great christmas!


…What was that? 

The attack of Sakurai-kun looked like a misfire for an instant. 

Even though he swung his sword, there was no visible light wave or anything.

I thought it failed at first.

‘The light of the sun was not enough?’, I was worried about this, but the next instant, a dazzling light made my vision go pure white. 

“GYAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!” 

And then, a scream that made my hairs stand on end resonated. 

A white line ran through the body of the Demon Lord.

The body of the Demon Lord was opened up in two, and I could see it crumbling.

…Eh?

D-Did he defeat it? 

That easily?

White fire was being raised from the body of the Demon Lord.

That’s…most likely not alive anymore.

The Beast King, the Demon Lord Zagan is already dead.

Seriously…?

Sakurai-kun is overpowered.

“To think he would borrow the power of the highest seat of the Saint Ranks, a Seraph…” 

Even the Great Sage-sama had a dumbfounded expression.

“That’s Sakurai-kun for you. So easy.” (Makoto)

“Don’t be stupid. If he could do something like that, he would have done so from the very beginning. He originally could only borrow the power of the Seventh Seat, Principalities, at most… He awakened way too much.” 

Looks like that was the strongest attack he has pulled off until now.

A man blessed with everything really is different. 

“Until what seat can you borrow the power of, Great Sage-sama?” (Makoto)

“I am a vampire, you know? There’s no way I can borrow the power of angels. The one I pray to is the God of the Underworld, Pluto. But I don’t really like Saint Magic that I can’t use unless I pray to a god.” 

“Really? I think it would be pretty strong once you master it though.” (Makoto)

“Not only is the opening before the activation really big, it won’t show decent power unless you have the faith. It is magic that relies on the god.” 

“I see…” (Makoto)

What divine retribution worthy statements she is throwing. 

You could also say that’s just like the Great Sage-sama who is an undead that goes against the morals of this world.

“Even so…a Seraph… No matter how you cut it, that’s way too high. Did a Goddess somewhere have a hand on it?” 

“A Goddess somewhere…” (Makoto)

The faces of Eir-sama, who loves to get herself involved in things, and Noah-sama, who likes to scheme things, surfaced in my mind.

No, Ira-sama might be the most suspicious out of all since her predictions all failed. 

Well, whichever the case, we managed to defeat a Demon Lord.

That’s good, that’s good.

But the Great Sage-sama went ‘hm?’ and let out a dubious voice. 

“Muh, this is not good. The Light Hero-kun has lost consciousness.” 

“Eh? Isn’t that bad?!” (Makoto)

“Lend me a hand.” 

“[Teleport].” 

We jumped to the place where Sakurai-kun is.

◇◇

“Ryosukeee!!” 

While the Great Sage-sama and I were nursing the unconscious Sakurai-kun, I heard a voice from above. 

When I looked up, I saw a female knight flying her way here on a pegasus.

It is Yokoyama-san.

“How’s Ryosuke?! Is he okay?!” (Saki)

“Be at ease. Due to the backlash of borrowing the power of a Seraph and using a sword spell, he has lost consciousness. There’s no danger to his life.” 

“…I see. That’s a relief.” (Saki)

Yokoyama-san had a relieved face after hearing the words of the Great Sage-sama.

“Takatsuki-kun! Thank you for saving Ryosuke!” (Saki)

“Don’t know if I deserve the gratitude. In the end, Sakurai-kun was the one who managed to defeat the Demon Lord.” (Makoto)

“But you were the one who broke the barrier, right, Takatsuki-kun? I could see you two coming out from the barrier, but I couldn’t get close because the Demon Lord was nearby…” (Saki)

“This is not the time to be getting relaxed. I thought the demon lord army would be retreating after the Beast King was defeated, but it looks like they intend to fight until the end.” 

Being pointed this out, I noticed that the battle of the six nation alliance army and the demon lord army hasn’t finished.

“I…what should I do…?” (Saki)

“Grab the Light Hero and retreat, Holy Swordswoman-kun. It would be the worst to have him be targeted at this point when he is the weakest. I should also do some work…” 

“Are you okay? It doesn’t look like you are feeling well.” (Makoto)

The Great Sage-sama doesn’t have a good complexion.

“Want to drink?” (Makoto)

I pointed at my own neck.

“You are also looking pretty bad there, you know? You are fumbling on your feet.” 

“Takatsuki-kun, there’s big bags under your eyes… You look like you are on the verge of collapsing.” (Saki)

“Eh? Really?” (Makoto)

I didn’t notice.

When I am using Clear Mind, it is hard to notice my own state. 

“Bring the Light Hero-kun to a safe place already. Spirit User-kun…don’t push yourself. I will drive away the demon lord army.” 

“You as well, Great Sage-sama. Pushing yourself is…” (Makoto)

“That’s right. I can fight together with you!” (Saki)

I hesitated whether to let the Great Sage-sama go, and Yokoyama-san said that she would be fighting together with her. 

At that moment…

*BOOOM!!*

“““?!”””

Something landed nearby.

An enemy attack?! 

“Haha! I have come!” 

The one who appeared from within the cloud of dust was an elf who resembled Lucy and had a bright red aura around her body.

The Crimson Witch, Rosalie J. Walker-san.

“…Rosalie-san?” (Makoto)

“Oh my! Isn’t it my future son?! Now then, let’s defeat the Demon Lord! Where is it?! Come out!” (Rosalie)

Her raised fist most likely has Fire Spirits clad on it, there’s red mana swirling around it menacingly. 

“Oi…Crimson one. If you are looking for the Demon Lord, it is that.” 

At the place where the Great Sage-sama was pointing at, there’s the corpse of the Demon Lord that was burned by the white flame from the attack of Sakurai-kun.

“…….Eh?” (Rosalie)

Rosalie-san opened her mouth wide with her fist still raised.

“Eeeeeeeeh?! Even though I went through the trouble of training in hell, and then came back after hearing the war had begun! What’s going on?!” (Rosalie)

“Looks like you had bad timing.” 

I would have appreciated it if she had been a bit faster.

“Why?! Where should I slam these burning emotions?!” (Rosalie)

That gesture of hers going ‘no no no’ resembles Lucy a lot.

That’s mother and daughter. 

“If you have energy to spare, go drive away the demon lord army, Crimson One.” 

“Eeh, hunting small fry is a pain in the butt though!” (Rosalie)

“They may have lost their Demon Lord, but it is a demon lord army that still has around 200,000. I won’t force you if you are scared though.” 

“Huh?! Who said I am scared?! Just you watch!” (Rosalie)

Right as Rosalie-san said this, she rushed into the demon lord army with her bright red aura. 

*PANG!*

A giant fire pillar rises. 

At the same time as that happened, several tens of Phoenix spells were burning down the demon lord army. 

A reaction could be seen in the fight between the six nation alliance army and the demon lord army.

The order of the demon lord army began to crumble. 

But it looks like the enemy has noticed that Rosalie-san, who is rampaging right in the middle, is the reason for all this.

“Slay that elf!” 

“Kill the witch!” 

The people that seem to be the commanders of the demons were giving out orders. 

Isn’t Rosalie-san in danger being surrounded by that many?

“Ahahahahahaha!” (Rosalie)

I could hear the loud laugh of Rosalie-san.

“Come, Fire Spirits! Manifest, Fire Giant!” (Rosalie)

The next instant, a massive fire giant appeared with Rosalie-san at its center. 

The monsters and demons closeby were raising screams as they ran away.

The six nation alliance army is also running away afraid of being caught up in it. 

That’s practically a natural calamity…

“The Crimson Witch-sama looks more like a Demon Lord…” (Saki)

Yokoyama-san muttered this. 

The Fire Giant glanced at where we are.

I feel like Rosalie-san who is inside of the fire is looking over here. 

“Looks like she heard that, Yokoyama-san.” (Makoto)

“W-Wow! With the Crimson Witch in our side, the demon lord army is nothing!” (Saki)

Yokoyama-san hurriedly corrects herself.

The Fire Giant puffed out its chest proudly. 

Are you fine with that?

“Holy Swordswoman-kun, go to the defense camp with the Light Hero. There may be no danger to his life, but have a healer give him a check.” 

“Y-Yes! Understood!” (Saki)

The demon lord army is already being oppressed by Rosalie-san. 

There’s no need to push ourselves here and fight. 

“Then, Great Sage-sama, Takatsuki-kun, be careful.” (Saki)

Yokoyama-san placed Sakurai-kun on top of the pegasus and left. 

I am now alone with the Great Sage-sama.

“Fuuuh…” 

The Great Sage-sama was on the verge of falling. 

“Woah there.” (Makoto)

I hurriedly support her.

“Good job, Great Sage-sama.” (Makoto)

“You too, Spirit User-kun. We somehow managed.” 

The Great Sage-sama sat at a rock closeby as if it was a pain to even stand.

I hesitated for a bit, and sat at her side.

Rosalie-san’s Fire Giant was rampaging at the distance.

I could see the demon lord army running away and the giant chasing them.

I think they are close to retreating.

“What will you do after?” (Makoto)

“After resting for a bit, I will return to the capital. There’s blood packs back at the defense camp of the army. I will get some.” 

“You could drink my blood…” (Makoto)

“Spirit User-kun…” 

The Great Sage-sama stopped me from voicing my proposal with a sharp tone. 

“Look at your own face. You have used way too much magic. Not only the water lens of before, you also used magic for a long period of time, right?” 

“I did use magic for several hours in order to break the barrier that the demon lord army set.” (Makoto)

“Take care of your own body a bit more. Your mana channels are quite exhausted, you know?” 

“Got it…” (Makoto)

I didn’t notice it myself, but it seems like I have been pushing myself quite a lot.

Without any options left, I rest by the side of the Great Sage-sama. 

““……””

A time where we said nothing continued with the noisy sounds of the battlefield in the background.

I thought it would be dangerous if monsters were to come here, but maybe they think the Light Hero who defeated the Demon Lord is here, no one is coming.

“The next one is the Great Demon Lord?” (Makoto)

I spoke to her with the intention of having some casual talk.

“Right… They will most likely resurrect soon.” 

“Is that so.” (Makoto)

Wonder what it looks like.

According to the legends, it is a humanoid demon, and doesn’t have a big body like that of the Beast King.

There’s a fearsome legend that says it is a terrifying mage that was on the verge of reaching God Rank. 

“Are you scared of the Great Demon Lord?” 

“Eh? No, I luckily managed to see a Demon Lord this time around, and I was wondering if I could get to see the Great Demon Lord too.” (Makoto)

I had the chance to come to the battlefield, but I don’t think I will be posted in the main force at the Great Demon Lord battle. 

“…You want to see the Great Demon Lord Iblis?” 

The Great Sage-sama looked at me as if I was a weirdo.

(Makoto, the Great Demon Lord is a target of fear and displeasure for the people of this world, so there’s no one who would want to see them. At worst, you might get mistaken for a Snake Church member. You would be seen as an heretic.) (Noah)

Right, Noah-sama.

That was a slip up. 

“Uhm, no, you see, I cannot forgive the Great Demon Lord who plans to drop the world into chaos, and it was from a heart of justice that I also want to fight personally against them…” (Makoto)

I flusteredly tried to give out an excuse.

“…A perspective from outside the world, huh.” 

“Eh?” (Makoto)

“That’s your Skill, isn’t it, Spirit User-kun? In exchange for not feeling fear, you don’t hold a sense of danger.” 

“Did I tell you about my Skill? Ah, the Appraisal Skill, huh.” (Makoto)

“…Well, something like that.” 

It is a saving that the Great Sage-sama picks up on things fast. 

Even so, the perspective outside the world isn’t even written in the Soul Book though…

I myself didn’t know until Noah-sama told me. 

The Great Sage-sama knows a lot of things.

I suddenly got an itch to hear about stories of 1,000 years ago.

Stories about the time when the Great Demon Lord and Savior Abel fought. 

I want to hear it from the very mouth of the Great Sage-sama who was witness to all this.

“Great Sage-sama, there’s something I want to ask you about…” (Makoto)

I looked at the Great Sage-sama who was at my side and…

“Kuu~.” 

The Great Sage-sama was leaning on me with a cute sleeping face.

An innocent face that I could only see as the face of a girl in her early teens. 

Can’t be helped. Let’s ask about it some other time. 

After a while, the Sun Knights found us, and we regrouped with the alliance army. 

The demon lord army retreated to the Demonic Continent that day. 

And so, the first war against the demon lord army finished in this way. 

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64 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 197: 8th Arc Epilogue

    1. also an insurance level character, the kind of character that’s OP but carefree but got really powerful when serious. usually end up as a sacrifice for the plot.

  1. Why does she know the hidden effect of RPG Player ? It is not even written in the Soul Book and Noah only noticed it by watching him all the time.
    ““Kuu~.”
    The Great Sage-sama was leaning on me with a cute sleeping face.
    An innocent face that I could only see as the face of a girl in her early teens. ”
    The Great Sage is so cute ! Makoto, give her headpats !

  2. Woahhh….! I think some big revelation was casually said there. The Great Sage already knew what is the effect of RPG Player skill, something that Makoto who has the Soul Book nor Noah, a Titan God could easily discover.
    I think it’s safe to assume that Makoto was the reincarnation of Saviour Abel or it could be the unknown comrade of Abel that wasn’t mentioned. Seeing that the Vampire Demon Lord mistook Makoto for someone and the Great Sage’s infatuation with Makoto could really be a hint at who is Makoto truly is.

  3. There are a few possibilities I can think of.
    First makoto one way or another goes back in time and fight together with the white loli and the others
    Second makoto’s RPG evolves and he is able to Play the role of Abel (he might be able to customize his character too)
    Third Abel had the a similar skill and was just as crazy as makoto which means that Sakurai inherited the power and Makoto the insanity.

    1. To avoid spoiling, I can’t answer your theories. However I will say this… when re-reading this story at a later date, you’ll notice things you didn’t see the significance of the first time. Things that may or may not have stuck out, you’ll say “ah!”

      There may be more than I know, since the story is being actively written still.

    2. while that’s seems Good but if he found to be Abel Reincarnation their plan will took some dive, so instead of Noah Apostle they can treat him as Abel Reincarnation.

      For going back in time, i hope they can save Abel the next time they do it. (since can change history again).

    3. because the translation is rather fast, we might be getting to it soon in no time

      just don’t forget to read back when it’s revealed, you’ll realize few things were cute, and author does plan for plot

      he does forget regularly though

  4. Some typos.

    The Beast King, the Demon Lord Zagan is already [d]ead.

    Also shouldn’t it be God of Underworld, Hades or Pluto?

    Hahaha Makoto the isekai tourist hero. Is this a flag that Great Demon Lord is a girl if she’s a witch??? Althena probably tweaked Sakurai’s spell like Eir does with Makoto’s prayers.

  5. I’m gonna be honest, I want a enemy to defeat really badly Rosalie, I don’t really like his type and the impact of a opponent defeating her overwhelmingly in a fight would be truly amazing.

  6. Ah Rosalie-san, gotta love her. She might overdo things sometimes but…
    Okay, she really tends to overdo things a lot. Still love her.
    Thanks for the chapter

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  8. Burn, baby burn! Rosalie arrived a little behind the main events, but she gets to make charcoal briquets out of the 200.000 demons that are still there. We are definitely missing something in here. Did Sakurai get more power because of the lense effect or what? Totally satisfactory outcome for this chapter.Thanks for the chapters and Happy Holidays to you.

  9. Happy Holidays. I would suggest that suppress the demon army is the more typical word usage, but oppress fits what the calamity witch was doing.

  10. did her appraisal so good so she can see skill description?
    also why makoto did not check his skill there is a chance his evolved, right?

    And again seems Ira helping them behind scene for summoning Seraph..

  11. Lots of people theorizing that Makoto is the reincarnation of Abel but I think he is the reincarnation of the great demon lord. He is the apostle of an evil god, he is companions with a monster, a girl with demon blood and the hated moon oracle. The theme matches very well. Also, I believe that one of the demon lords from earlier thought he recognized Makoto which could indicate he is the reincarnation of the great demon lord (although this would work if he is the reincarnation of Abel too). The great demon lord is a powerful mage which matches with Makoto as opposed to a swords master like Abel. Also, a plausible reason for why Furiae would attack the light hero is if she was protecting Makoto. There’s several more reasons why I feel like it’s going in this direction such as Makoto slowly losing his emotions, the great sage knowing his abilities and focusing on Makoto’s interest in the demon lord, and Makoto saying he would be willing to face the world alongside Furiae. That being said, I don’t see Makoto becoming bad or Sakurai fighting him so it might be a case of he’s the great demon lord but in this life as Makoto he isn’t bad but the world becomes scared of him and attacks him. Anyways, just wanted to throw my theory into the mix.

    1. Really? I commented b4 several chapter ago and theorize the opposite of what you said. Aya is equivalent to Great Sage as both are monsters. Lucy is Johnny Walkers director descendant and Furi is a priestess which is like Saint Anna. So IMAO Makoto’ team resembles closely to Abels. Not to mention Bifrin the demon lord b4 said he hated the person that looked like Makoto but not a hero. And Makoto is an not a hero but he is apprentice mage. It would be a funny twist it could be both? Especially since he said b4 he died he wanted to become a hero that becomes a demon lord and his gamer mentality kinda make him like that kinda stuff

  12. My hand was nearing the screen while thinking i would try to pinch the cheeks of Great Sage-sama for how cute she is…

  13. Thanks for the chapter

    Rosalie-san is late! At least she helps in cleaning up things

    Great Sage is being cute~, just hug her already Makoto!

  14. thanks for chap
    so rosalie arrived too late and i have serious doubts about using hell as a training ground. Hmm so more insight into angels ,gods and other worlds.

    two foreshadowing this
    1.“…Well, something like that.” so she somehow knows of that skill without appraisal and doesn’t want to talk about it
    2. she fell asleep before he could ask her stories ,again a weird situation as if to avoid it

  15. Heh. Pluto, huh? He’s usually one of the more chill gods. Wonder what his personality is here.

    …As usual, I can’t help but look at Rosalie with cold eyes. She’s late. So late. Undependable despite being stronger than some Heroes. Might as well just ignore her and treat her like a natural disaster.

  16. Thanks for the chapters

    File 1
    Player : Takatsuki Makoto
    Time = more than 2 years
    Lifespan = probably more than 20 years (he probably gained for the 3 carnage he did during this War, especially the last one inside the barrier since he did it alone)
    Church : church of Noah (apostle)
    Goddesses met = 3
    Gears : Noah’s dagger
    Skills : Rpg players skills ; Thief skills ; Traveler skills ; clear Mind ; Water magic elementary ; Spirit Magic ; Transformation ; Moon Magic : Charm (elementary probably) ;
    Magic proficiency = more than 400 (or maybe 500 from what he did inside the barrier)
    Jobs : Guardian knight of the Moon oracle ; state hero of Rozes ; water spirit mage ; adventurer, ; apprentice water mage (waterbending assassin)
    Titles : airhead gigolo (new), Demon lord slayer, shameless pole hero, lover of the great Sage, Quest 100% success rate Makoto, Goblin cleaner
    Heroes met = at least 8 ( don’t know how many hero of earth and destiny countries where in the cathedral)
    Heroes friends = 4
    Oracles met = at least 6
    Oracles friends = 4
    Party members = 3 ( + Fuji-yan)
    Harem members = Lucy, Aya, Sofia (Mary, great Sage, Janet)
    (Sakurai, Fuji-yan, Leonard, Geralt, Tony, Takahashi-sensei, Setekh)
    People knowing his goddess’identity :
    Everyone important from the 6 ally countries
    Number of people still allies after knowing his Goddess’ identity =
    – Oracles and Heroes from water, Sun, Wood and fire countries,
    – main general from fire and Sun countries,
    – 1st and 2nd division of the sun knight
    – People saved from water, wood and fire countries
    – His party and his harem (Yep, ALL the membres)
    Number of people still allies after knowing his Mission = 5
    Fujiwara, Lucy, Aya, Sofia, Furiae

    State : Cursed (divinity), Partially tranformed in spirit (right arm), exhausted, excited

    Save
    Load

    Chapter 9 will start soon

  17. This battle being near Camelon, i was expecting the 3rd greatest world mage that has a Merlin-like name to be there, but the one who appeared was Rosalie instead LOL

  18. I think Great Sage is overthinking it that a Goddess directly interfered to have Sakurai summon a Seraph. I think it was summoned just because Makoto supercharged Sakurai. I mean he gathered and concentrated the light in a 20km area into a single point. I feel like that would be enough to let Sakurai summon a Seraph.

    Anyways so the Great Sage believes in the God of the Underworld Pluto eh? I feel like Pluto would probably get along the best with the Titans and Naia. Pluto/Hades tends to be portrayed as the most chill of the gods. Incidentally I wonder what would be his opinion about the status of the planet Pluto? It’d be funny if the other gods tease him about it.

    Hah~ C’mon Rosalie. She’s already like 0-3 or something since every single opponent she’s fought she hasn’t made sure she finished them off and they would come back to get in Makoto’s way. Now she arrives super late. Hopefully she at least manages to finish off all these demons this time. I mean there are 200,000 so she can’t go 0-200,000 right? Right?

    I think even without his skills, Makoto’s idiot gamer brain would make him curious about seeing Iblis.

  19. Sakurai’s overperformance could be outside intervention…, or just the result of fighting with Makoto. Seriously compare and contrast Sakurai’s POV just before Makoto arrived and when gearing up to fight against Sagan. From desperate and resigned to fighting with assurance that things will work out. Makoto doesn’t really see it, but he’s a massive morale boost for Sakurai.

    And typical Makoto, not taking any credit even when credits are due. Is it humility, or a lack of sense of self-worth? Depression is dangerous exactly because it is insidious.

    The exchange on Makoto’s “perspective from outside the world” is notable here. Makoto asked, then draws his own conclusion out loud, and then Great Sage’s response which is really ambiguous and noncomittal. Sounds like plot point. Also, she doesn’t seem to be the type to just sleep anywhere when she’s tired, especially not outside, yet she actually slept next to Makoto. She certainly seem comfortable around him doesn’t she?

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