WM – Chapter 235: Takatsuki Makoto fights a Demon Lord

Outside of Laberintos, there’s Heroes covered in blood, and warriors collapsed.

The fighters that are still standing have mostly lost their fighting spirit in front of Demon Lord Cain.

The only ones facing Demon Lord Cain are me and Johnny.

“Your name?” (Johnny)

“Makoto.” 

I give a short answer to Johnny-san.

“Johnny.” 

“Yes.” (Makoto)

I know.

“…[Wind Arrow].” (Johnny)

The moment Johnny-san said this with a low voice, several hundred wind arrows appeared.

That spell was formed not by the mana of Johnny-san himself but from the mana in the surroundings.

Wind Spirit Magic.

Can’t go losing here.

“XXXX… XXXXX (Undine…I’m counting on you)” (Makoto)

“XXXXXX (Yes, Our King).” (Undine)

…Several hundreds of water dragons appeared around Demon Lord Cain.

The Demon Lord isn’t even paying it any heed though.

I hold the right hand of Undine and synchronize.

“Water Magic: [Deep Sea].” (Makoto)

Giant water walls were made around as if enveloping Demon Lord Cain and protecting everyone around.

This is the only way to go against Cain.

Noah-sama said this.

No attack and magic works on the armor of Demon Lord Cain.

And the sword of Cain cuts down everything.

That’s why it is pointless to attack the Demon Lord directly. 

The only method to take is to target his surroundings.

Transform the terrain and environment to our advantage.

By using the water dragons and the giant water walls, it is as if an ocean had appeared.

…A giant mass of water surrounds the Demon Lord.

This is a huge waste of mana, but with Undine here, that’s all resolved.

I could see Abel and Momo with their mouths wide open from afar.

Hero Abel’s wound doesn’t seem to be that big of a deal.

That’s one worry less.

“Assemble, Fire Spirits…” (Cain)

When Cain muttered this, his two-handed sword was covered in raging fire.

A Fire Spirit User huh…

Cain rocked the tip of his blade, and lunged here in an instant.

“[Wind Arrow].” (Johnny)

“[Water Dragon].” (Makoto)

The magic of both of us hit Cain.

But the spells were all blocked by his armor.

Even so, it dropped his speed a bit.

“[Frozen Barrier].” (Makoto)

I place even more barriers.

The Demon Lord waved that away as if it were annoying.

Hmm, it is not working at all…

I knew that though.

“[Ice Meteor].” (Makoto)

I make giant ice chunks just like the Meteor of Lucy, and drop them one after the other.

It isn’t damaging him, but it is serving to slow him down.

“Wood Magic: [Restraining Ivy].” (Johnny)

Johnny-san activated a wood spell and it wrapped around the body of the Demon Lord.

But he cuts it off.

“Earth Magic: [Stone Arrow].” (Johnny)

Several hundred stone arrows rained down on the Demon Lord.

This guy is so talented.

“[Water Cage].” (Makoto)

I wondered if I could imprison Cain, but he immediately cut my prison magic with his two-handed sword.

That sword is made from the same material as my dagger.

In that case, there’s nothing it can’t cut.

So troublesome.

“Makoto, is there any attack method that could work against him?” (Johnny)

Johnny-san asked me as he floated in the air with wind cladding.

“No attacks work on him. Let’s take distance just like this as we fight.” (Makoto)

When I say this, Johnny-san frowned dubiously. 

“But at this rate, there won’t be an end. I thought you had some plan…” (Johnny)

“This is the best plan. Our attacks don’t work, and even when we get close to him, he cuts us with that sword.” (Makoto)

“I see…” (Johnny)

Johnny-san looked slightly disappointed, but he didn’t say anything back.

I see, because I looked so confident, he must have thought that I had some sort of trump card.

I felt a bit bad, as I remembered the conversation of Noah-sama.

◇◇

“And so, in the case when the Light Hero is not your comrade yet, what should I do to clear the Demon Lord Cain hurdle, Noah-sama?” (Makoto)

“Fufu, about that…” (Noah)

Noah-sama answered my question with a smile.

Solely buy time without getting close to that child. They get bored easily, so when they think they can’t defeat you, I think they will leave.” (Noah)

“…Can you even call that winning?” (Makoto)

That was more of a bulldozing method than I thought.

“Also…attacking them while asleep? I think they take off their armor when sleeping.” (Noah)

“…Enough info.” (Makoto)

I will just pray I don’t meet Demon Lord Cain.

“Hey, Noah, can’t you give the same equipment to Makoto as you did Demon Lord Cain?” (Althena)

Althena-sama gave a good idea.

Sounds nice! 

“Hmm, I have used all the metal I had with the dagger I gave to Makoto. That’s why it is impossible. Also, with the strength of Makoto, he won’t be able to equip it anyway.” (Noah)

“Aah…that’s true.” (Makoto)

A Hero that can’t carry anything heavier than a dagger.

That’s me.

Althena-sama held her head.

“Takatsuki Makoto, be careful not to meet Demon Lord Cain…” (Althena)

“O-Okay…” (Makoto)

To think Althena-sama would tell me this so persistently… Just what kind of fearsome guy is he? 

I was honestly interested at that moment.

◇◇

And so, back in the present…? Past?

Our Saint and Monarch Rank Spells were not working at all.

The greatsword that can cut all creation.

(Damn overpowered bastard…) (Makoto)

So overpowered it made me think ‘Wouldn’t it be fine for you to be the Great Demon Lord?’.

Is Iblis even more outrageous of a guy? 

What should I do if it is an outrageous guy like the Sun Hero Alexander? 

I can’t win against that.

Cain was charging straight at us like a boar.

He won’t be getting damaged by any attack anyways, so that must be the most efficient method.

“Great Water Spirit Undine!” (Makoto)

“Wind Magic: [Kamaitachi]!” (Johnny)

I synchronized with Undine and used Frozen Barrier to hinder the Demon Lord.

Johnny-san rained wind blades at him.

The result was that the attack of Cain was cut off.

He clicked his tongue.

It seems like he is annoyed that his attacks aren’t hitting.

Can you leave already…?

“Wind Spirits…” (Cain)

The Demon Lord muttered lowly. 

A cloud of sand danced from the wind.

Demon Lord Cain went out of sight.

W-What a crafty move!

“Undine!” (Makoto)

I ready for an attack by creating several tens of barriers.

But the aim of the Demon Lord wasn’t me.

He was approaching Johnny-san in a blur.

He is faster than before?! 

This is the Demon Lord when serious! 

“Die, heretics.” (Cain)

Cain brought down his burning sword at Johnny-san from the very front.

He won’t be able to avoid that! 

The red and black shadows clash.

“Eh?” (Makoto)

I imagined Johnny-san being split in half, but the result was the elf swordsman easily deflecting the attack of the Demon Lord.

He deflected the sacred treasure attack with a single katana?

Johnny-san was an unbelievable master of the blade.

“That was close.” (Johnny)

Johnny-san was in a stance with his katana as he said this.

Wow…

If he had received that with the blade, there’s no doubt the katana would have been cut down.

Cain must have felt the same.

He changed his attack target to me.

He directs killing intent at me.

“Water Spirit Clad.” (Makoto)

I clad the dagger of Noah-sama with the mana of a Water Spirit.

I swing that horizontally. 

A giant water wave swallowed Cain.

But there wasn’t a single scratch in his armor. 

Instead, the slash that was shot by the dagger opened up the clouds, and the light of the sun peeked down.

Demon Lord Cain rushed at raging speed.

“Hahahahahahahaha!” (Cain)

The distance between Cain and me was a few steps away from being in the range of his sword.

This is not good.

“[Spirit Arm].” (Makoto)

The moment I tried to transform my arm into a Spirit…

“Uwaaaaa!” 

There was a person who was trying to jump at Demon Lord Cain from his back.

The sword he swung was shining like a rainbow

That’s…Hero Abel?

Cain noticed the attack coming from the back, and showed hesitation on whether to attack me or not.

And then, he decided to take down the Hero first.

He turned back and tried to counter Hero Abel’s attack.

(T-This is bad!) (Makoto)

Hero Abel is going to be killed! 

Johnny-san and I shot spells to save Hero Abel…

“Wa?!” 

““““““?!”””””

The surprised voice came from Cain, but the shock from the surroundings was bigger.

The sword of Hero Abel had cut away the helmet of Cain.

It is the armor that negates all attacks, you know?! 

The black helmet rolls on the ground.

Blood flowed down from the Demon Lord’s head, but the next instant, a bright light surged and his wound disappeared.

The sacred treasure armor Noah-sama made apparently has the ability to immediately heal the wounds of the user.

Isn’t that unfair, Noah-sama?

The uncovered face of the Demon Lord was darkish and his eyes were purple.

It was a man with fearsome beauty. 

However, that handsome face was warped in hatred right now.

“You bastard… How dare you do that to the sacred treasure Noah-sama had given to me…” (Cain)

“[Wind Arrow].” (Johnny)

“[Ice Lance].” (Makoto)

The more than thousand spells that Johnny-san and I shot were concentrated on the head of Cain.

Alright, that guy has exposed his weak point! 

“Tch!” (Cain)

He must have noticed the disadvantage he is in. Cain grabbed his black helmet and jumped into the sky.

Ah! He picked it up! 

“Just you wait! Next time, I will offer those souls to Noah-sama!” (Cain)

Cain left as he said this.

(We survived that…) (Makoto)

That was close.

I felt like I was gonna die several times there.

I collapsed right there and then.

“XXXXXXX (Uhm, Our King…?)” (Undine)

“X,XXXX, XXXXXXX. XXXX. XXXXX. (Ah, sorry, Great Water Spirit. You saved me there. Thanks)” (Makoto)

“XXX! (Yes!)” (Undine)

The Great Water Spirit said this with a smile on her face and disappeared.

Her emotions have gotten pretty rich compared to the first time I met her.

In the first place, I don’t know if the Great Water Spirit of the future is the same as this one.

Also, I still don’t know the full picture of her calling me ‘Our King’.

Gotta clean up the large amounts of water walls and water dragons I made…

While I was cleaning up the remains of my water magic…someone approached me.

Johnny-san maybe?…is what I thought, but it wasn’t.

“M-Makoto-san…” (Abel)

“Abel-san, you saved us there.” (Makoto)

The one who came here with unsteady steps was Hero Abel who had cut Demon Lord Cain just now.

That was impressive.

“…Makoto-san, I will cast healing magic on you.” (Abel)

“I am not wounded anywhere though?” (Makoto)

“You must not! What if there really is something?!” (Abel)

He ignored what I said and casted healing magic on me.

It was on the level of scratches, but there really is no place that hurts…

More importantly, there’s something I have to ask Hero Abel.

“Abel-san, the technique you used to cut the Demon Lord Cain was impressive. What was the name of that sword magic?” (Makoto)

That’s without doubt a technique of the Light Hero.

“About that…I was too absorbed in the moment that not even I… But the small opening Makoto-san cut in the skies had the light of the sun peek out, and I felt like my body was overflowing with power…” (Abel)

“Is that so…” (Makoto)

I see! 

The Pitch Black Clouds are covering the mortal realm all the time.

The light of the sun is being blocked.

(So it was that simple…?) (Makoto)

The moment I showed a relieved expression, Hero Abel’s expression crumbled.

“That’s a relief… I thought a benefactor of mine would be dying in front of me in the hands of Demon Lord Cain again… That I wouldn’t be able to do anything other than watch… I am truly glad that you are okay, Makoto-san…” (Abel)

Hero Abel grabbed my shoulders and his voice trembled.

I couldn’t see his face, but he might be crying.

“Makoto-sama!” (Momo)

“Momo.” (Makoto)

Momo ran her way here.

“Are you okay?! Are you hurt anywhere?!” (Momo)

“No, Abel-san was simply casting healing magic on me just in case. I am not wounded anywhere.” (Makoto)

“That’s a relief… I’m so glad…” (Momo)

Momo wrapped her arms around my waist and hugged me tightly. 

I worried her. I should reflect on that. 

Johnny-san was being surrounded by elves and beastkin warriors.

It seems like there were a lot of wounded people among his comrades, but are they all okay? 

Ah, Johnny-san looked over here.

I could hear him saying ‘You saved us there. I give you my thanks’ with Eavesdrop.

No, there’s no way I would be able to hear that normally, is what I thought, but it might be normal for elves.

At any rate, that guy is really calm and cool.

Lucy, your great grandfather is super strong and cool.

Of course he would be popular.

How about the others?

Volkh-san and Julietta-san were being nursed.

The daughter of Deckel-san is hugging him and crying.

So he avoided the death flag…

The other wounded people were being nursed by the ones who can use healing magic.

I made a heavy sigh here.

…Looks like we managed to overcome the worst event that is the attack of Demon Lord Cain.

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66 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 235: Takatsuki Makoto fights a Demon Lord

      1. I’m very sorry, but I can only associate this with ‘Banana ro ta tE’ after the poisoning of the internet.

        And cain Rotating a banana while Makoto looks on in worry fits so well that it scares me.

  1. Thanks for the Chapter…

    I don’t know if someone already say this but…

    Because previous chapter make me think that Demon Lord Cain weakness is could be water…
    maybe you can controling water to slip into the gap of his armor and attacking him from inside…
    more easier with Water Magic Proficiency: 999…

    oh Bty, with Water Magic Proficiency: 999, can makoto controling Blood?

    1. Why not just dump him into the sea? He can make one and command the water to keep him there. There ain’t water breathing enchantment on that armor.

    2. Yeah, I actually guessed that Makoto would use deep sea. I kind of figured it would get inside Cain’s armor and let Makoto get some fresh squeezed demon lord but it wasn’t effective… somehow? I’m not really sure why. Once his helmet came off you’d think it’d be over. Cain appears to be really a short-ranged fighter, and fire magic is the worst element to be fightin’ Makoto with.

      1. I’m pretty sure I turned on the notification on the site as I do get emails on new posts, its just that the app only gives me the notification on the comments

          1. I’ve always tried to check up on emails around this time but always got late because I got side tracked by watching youtube or something

  2. Damn overpowered bastard…) (Makoto)

    So overpowered it made me think ‘Wouldn’t it be fine for you to be the Great Demon Lord?’.
    Is Iblis even more outrageous of a guy?
    What should I do if it is an outrageous guy like the Sun Hero Alexander?
    I can’t win against that.

    You yourself already overpowered and you didnt realize that? Holy shit man

    “…Makoto-san, I will cast healing magic on you.” (Abel)
    “I am not wounded anywhere though?” (Makoto)
    “You must not! What if there really is something?!” (Abel)
    He ignored what I said and casted healing magic on me.

    Hmmm I smell something here

  3. So Abel really had the Sun Hero Skill but he couldn’t use it because of the clouds? Or instead Althena give him the skill in this moment? I mean, normally I would think that he already had the skill, but because Abel have the skill to see the state, then is weird that he didn’t knowed about the skill, and even if one can’t see his own state, there are other with Appraisal.

  4. Thank you kami-sama.

    So turns out je is the hero and we were wrong. But . . . could he have tirned down Anna cause Mako-kun turned him? I wonder if Noah is watching Cain like she does with Mako-kun. Did she notice the dagger? Well she hasn’t made it yet so she probably wouldn’t recognize it. I guess it doesn’t have any of her divinity.

  5. So Makoto has much better fine control over Deep Sea now. As expected of that inflated proficiency I guess. Seems like the armor protects very well, but how thoroughly? I can’t imagine it nullifies all the impact considering he’s slowed down, and the impact from a giant ice block falling on your head can’t be pleasant. Cain can cut his water element crowd control magic, but won’t locking him under deep sea work better? He shouldn’t be able to cut that.

    I wonder what exactly Iblis is. The Great Demon Lord, sure. But what’s their relation with Typhon? Apostle? Ally? Something else? Typhon’s bastard child? Probably not the last one at least, since Iblis is apparently an otherworlder too.

    Johnny is good with the sword. As said, if he’d blocked, he’d just lose his sword and likely his life. That’s a perfect deflection right there, likely not even touching the cheat sword’s sharp edge and applying pressure at just the flat of the blade.

    And then, proof positive of the Light Hero. The moment sunlight reaches, he can cut past even Cain’s armor. And how does it work exactly? Did he just knock away the helmet as he cut past it or does the slash cut through the helmet? The latter is a pretty bad outcome for Cain, since that’s a new opening.

    Looking at the result of Abel’s slash, I’d say Cain’s equipments are comparable to the Light Hero skill. Probably weaker defensively but stronger offensively. There’s also the regeneration bit, which would have made protracted battle without Light Hero problematic, he’s probably regenerated all the wounds Johnny inflicted moments after the fact. Most likely doesn’t improve stats though. And that regeneration, I wonder if it’ll allow him to survive Deep Sea? And to what depth?

    And at least Makoto broke Deckel’s flag. Seriously the guy is a professional flag-planter.

    1. If his armor allows regeneration, the Light Hero should target his arms for preventing him from using his sword or his head to kill him for sure.

      There is one thing I am wondering. How good are the fighting skills of Cain ? Did he rely on his sword and armor all his life ? If it is the case, Cain would be in a disadvantage if he fights Abel with the Light Hero skill.

      1. Abel did target the head just now. Problem is the wound seem to be superficial and heals quickly, so unless it’s a clean hit that severs the neck instantly it’s probably going to need a follow-up.

        As for his fighting skill…, at the very least he’s much less skilled than Johnny. It’s really hard to judge how skilled someone is when there is so much disparity in lethality. At the very least, odds are good that however skilled he was before, he doesn’t improve much after getting the sword and armor. Not much incentive to when you’re immune to effectively everything and can kill basically anything. Though his use of Fire and Wind Spirits point towards high proficiency with those magics.

  6. The fact that the story emphasized that he was about to use his spirit arm and the fact that it got interrupted twice is a bit suspicious, once fine but to have it brought to attention twice in a row feels odd

  7. Ah, so Cain was a guy after all. I’m both glad we avoided the cliche and disappointed not my surprise bishoujo-under-the-helmet at the same time. Too bad.
    Still, can’t believe I didn’t see the whole “he just needed sunlight to use his true power” twist coming. It was so obvious, I must be losing my touch.
    Ah well. So we’re not getting a new girl for the harem after all. Just old girl, but with a fresh side to her in Momo and new guy. Yeah, Abel seems to be jumping right onto the Makoto route. Better friendzone him quick buddy!

  8. Thanks For the Chapter

    So is History Finally changed.
    also too bad Makoto did not Have Space-Time Spirit.. if he does he only need made black hole to kill Cain and other Demon in 1 Chapter.. 😁

  9. Oh nice, double chapters released.

    Johnny sure is skilled since he was able to deflect Cain’s sword by hitting it from the side instead of trying to go for a blade lock since that would have cut through his katana and himself.

    So Cain’s equipment also heals wounds? It’s like friggin’ premium pay-to-win DLC ~_~”

    Anyways so Cain is actually a guy. I really was expecting the cliche of Cain actually being a girl under the armor.

    So it seems like Abel probably always had the Light Hero skill but couldn’t use it or even be aware of it until hit by the sun’s light. Good thing Makoto’s attack was able to blow away the clouds temporarily.

    Huzzah! Deckel really is like Bernard from Arifureta. He survived his Death Flag.

  10. Hurrah, doom flag averted. I guess we can’t say that the past has been changed until Cain is put down for good with heroes still alive, but this was encouraging.

    So…all it took was just a little bit of sun? That’s…kinda amazing. How much more light did Sakurai soak in?

    Abel has definitely gotten attached, Sakurai style, or worse. He’s the most reliable person in the world, after all. Probably earned decent cred here too.

  11. Thanks for the chapter~!

    No reverse trap Cain, and Abel is getting sweeter

    Are we on the BL route? Would be funny tho

  12. Can’t he just drown Cain? I mean his armor can negate magic attacks but being in water isn’t an attack. He can wrap create water fields like a waterbender so if he could drown him while he concentrated on someone else (like Johnny) he could kill him i think.

    1. Use the same attack he used on Alex and I guarantee, that Cain would be dead as a doornail. Wasn’t it called Deep Sea or something, when he almost gave the Sun God’s little brother trauma?

  13. Thanks for chap
    wait if only abel with light is needed then isn’t it kinda waaaay easier tho?

    Rather like noah said, a skill that can beat the god slayer weapons is waaay too op

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