WM – Chapter 242: Takatsuki Makoto returns to the Mid Floor

“…You are saying you went to the Deepest Floor of Laberintos?” (Johnny)

Johnny-san held his head as if holding in a headache. 

We are in front of the underground lake.

There’s people from the dungeon city gathering. 

The view is good, and it would normally be a place where one should be careful about monsters. 

But right now there’s not a single monster around. 

The reason for that is…

“Uhm…that woman there is…the lord of Laberintos?” (Julietta)

Julietta-san said this hesitantly while looking at Mel-san.

That’s right, the White Dragon Mel-san is normally in the Deepest Floor, but by coming to the Mid Floor, the monsters ran away. 

Because of that, the Mid Floor is peaceful.

For monsters, this must be an outrageous situation they can’t take.

“That’s exactly right, human. I am the head of the Ancient Dragons dwelling in the Deepest Floor, Helemerck. It has been several centuries since I have come up, but it seems like my name is well known.” (Mel)

The one who pushed out her chest proudly was the White Dragon Mel-san that has transformed from a dragon to a human woman. 

But well, she is 2 meters tall and her proportions are that of a supermodel, so she stands out quite a lot.

“Of course we would know…” 

“Aren’t you a legendary Ancient Dragon…?” 

“No way… Why is she here…?” 

I heard those voices.

Mel-san was a famous dragon.

“Makoto, I heard that you were simple going out to explore for a bit though…?” (Johnny)

“That’s right. A short exploration of 2 days and 1 night.” (Makoto)

I nod at what Johnny-san said.

“““……”””

But the people around were all directing eyes of ‘what’s this guy saying?’.

Why?

I came back real quick, didn’t I?

“M-Makoto-sama, how about you take a break? You must be tired from going to the Deepest Floor, right?” 

The one who said this was the elf that looks like Lucy.

Her voice is trembling most likely because she is scared of Mel-san.

“Right, it is true that I am tired, so I will go rest. Then, I would like to go subjugate Demon Lord Bifrons tomorrow or the day after, so will you come with us, Johnny-san?” (Makoto)

“““?!”””

When I said this, the expression of the people around me changed.

The legendary party is complete now, so we should be able to win against a Demon Lord.

That’s why I invited him.

“M-Makoto-sama?! What in the world are you saying?!” 

“Makoto-dono, don’t be unreasonable!” 

“H-Have you gone crazy?!” 

The noise got louder in an instant. 

The Lucy-looking girl, the Iron Hero-san, and the other beastkin men were all objecting.

The White Dragon-san, Abel, and the Great Sage-sama weren’t saying anything.

They are making slightly hesitant faces though.

I said we would be defeating a Demon Lord, not the Great Demon Lord though…

The first one to be defeated according to history was Bifrons, so I don’t think I am saying such a weird thing though.

“What? Are you going against Our King?” (Dia)

At that moment, Dia appeared out of nowhere.

Everyone -especially the Heroes- were looking nervous, and put their hands on their weapons.

Looks like they are being wary at the unknown person that appeared.

“Aah, everyone, it is okay. She is my comrade and…” (Makoto)

I tried to introduce Dia to them, but…

“Let’s show them the power of Our King.” (Dia)

Dia raised her right hand.

Oi, idiot, stop it. 

A massive amount of mana gathered on the hand of Dia.

Undine doesn’t know about holding back in mana.

As a result, the place we were standing at was covered in dense mana.

The air and ground tremble as if reacting to that mana.

The next instant, the underground lake froze

Even the big waterfalls that were surrounding the underground lake had changed to ice…and silence ruled the Mid Floor. 

“Hiiih!” 

There were even people who fell on their butt. 

“Idiot!” (Makoto)

I smacked the head of Dia.

“I-I’m sorry, Our King!” (Dia)

“Turn it back at once!” (Makoto)

“Yes, at once!” (Dia)

Dia returned the underground lake to how it was.

The roaring sound of the waterfalls resonate too.

The air is cold most likely because of the effects of the magic.

No one was talking, and it was awkward to the extreme.

“Our Dragon Family was on the verge of being wiped out by a single spell of Spirit User-kun after all.” (Mel)

“““…”””

The gazes of the dungeon city residents is painful.

The Lucy-like girl was also taking distance from me.

A flag broke! 

Well, I’ve got no problem with that though…

Everyone was silent, so I looked back at Johnny-san.

“And so, I want to go defeat the Demon Lord, so how about it, Johnny-san?” (Makoto)

This time around, there were no objections. 

But Johnny-san seems to be troubled by it. 

The one who spoke instead was the White Dragon-san.

“By the way, Makoto, you say you are going to fight the Demon Lord, but do you have a Holy Sword?” (Mel)

“Holy Sword?” (Makoto)

I tilted my head.

“A Demon Lord is being protected by the Divine Protection of a Devil God. You can’t defeat them without the counter that is the Holy Swords of the Holy Gods.” (Mel)

“I see.” (Makoto)

“Why don’t you know that…?” (Mel)

Cause you know, I’m no Hero…

But it is true that they did say a Hero and a Holy Sword are a necessary set…I think.

The Glacial Hero Leonard and the Holy Sword Ascalon.

The Wind Tree Hero Maximilian-san and the Holy Sword Clarent.

The Scorching Hero Olga and the Holy Sword Balmung.

The Lightning Hero Geralt and the Holy Sword Caliburn.

And then, there’s the Light Hero Sakurai-kun and the Holy Sword Aroundight…no, was that a Holy Sword?

I am not really sure about that last one. 

Yeah, most of them had one.

I see, so a Holy Sword is a required item.

But well, there should be no problem.

There’s a whole lot of Heroes here after all.

“Someone has one, right?” (Makoto)

I look at the Earth Hero-san, the Wood Hero-san, and the Iron Hero-san.

But they all avert their eyes sadly. 

E-Eh…?

“There’s no Holy Sword here.” (Johnny)

Johnny-san represented them in the response.

Eh, really? 

“Makoto-san, my master -the Fire Hero- had a Holy Sword, but she lost it in the fight against Cain…” (Abel)

“No way!” (Makoto)

How can this be?

Then, we can’t defeat a Demon Lord.

“Mel-san, do you know where’s a Holy Sword?” (Makoto)

“I don’t.” (Mel)

Muh, this is troubling.

Johnny-san spoke while I was pondering.

“Makoto…about the answer for your request of before, I will cooperate in your battle against the Demon Lord. But I would like a bit of time. We are building a new city in the Mid Floor, but it still hasn’t taken shape. The monsters in the Mid Floor are strong, so the progress is slow. That’s why I want a bit of time.” (Johnny)

I see, so Johnny-san was worrying about the residents of the Mid Floor city.

He is the patriarch after all.

“Elf Leader, should I have one from my Dragon Family live here? If an Ancient Dragon is here, the monsters won’t attack.” (Mel)

“…Is it okay to do that much for us?” (Johnny)

Johnny-san made a surprised face.

Ooh, nice idea, White Dragon-san! 

“Or more like, if my Dragon Family were to attack the residents here by mistake, you would be angry, right…?” (Mel)

The White Dragon-san peeked at me. 

“True. That Red Dragon-kun seemed to have a grudge on me after all.” (Makoto)

“No, that child said that his body won’t stop trembling just from looking at you, so I think it should be okay.” (Mel)

“Eh? Did I do something that terrible to him?” (Makoto)

“Master…” (Momo)

The retort of the Great Sage-sama came in.

What?

“I just froze him a bit.” (Makoto)

“You tried to sacrifice him after that, right?!” (Momo)

“Aaah…” (Makoto)

True.

“The city should be done in around 30 days. If it is after that, I can go with you and your group to fight the Demon Lord.” (Johnny)

Johnny-san agreed.

Alright, looks like the Demon Lord battle will be after 30 days.

But…

I would have nothing to do till then.

Hmm, what to do?

Should I challenge the Deep Sea Temple? 

With Dia, it might actually be unexpectedly easy. 

Most of all…I miss the voice of Noah-sama.

Noah-sama who has been guiding me all the time since leaving the Water Temple. 

She shouldn’t know about me in this era, but will she welcome me if I were to go see her?

At the time when I was in a somber mood.

“Wouldn’t there be a Holy Sword there?” (Julietta)

Julietta-san muttered this.

Now that I think about it, we haven’t resolved the Holy Sword matter.

This is not the time to be in a sad mood.

“Julietta-san, where should we go?” (Makoto)

“Cornet; the capital of the Moon Country, Laphroaig.” (Julietta)

Moon Country! 

The homeland of Furiae-san.

Moreover, it hasn’t fallen in this era.

Not only that, it is at the height of its prosperity. 

But…

“Why do you know that there will be a Holy Sword if we go there?” (Momo)

Momo said this in wonder.

I see. If there’s a rumor like that, the demon lord army wouldn’t just leave it be, right?

“About that, it is because it is the Holy City that the Moon Queen rules in. It is called the sacred grounds that the demon lord army can’t touch. It is said that there’s soldiers that won’t lose even to the demon lord army, and a mountain of legendary equipment.” 

The one who told us this was the Lucy-like elf. 

Sacred ground that the demon lord army can’t touch, huh…

So that’s how it is treated in this era.

It makes me have mixed feelings knowing the history of it. 

“But not a single one of the people that travelled to the Holy City from here returned, you know?” (Volkh)

“Eh? Didn’t return?” (Makoto)

I was surprised at the words of Volkh-san who said this with a serious face.

Or more like, you guys went to ask for help, huh.

Of course they would.

“That’s right… Well, the capital of the Moon Country being safe was simply a rumor I heard from a wandering merchant though…” (Julietta)

“There are merchants?” (Makoto)

Can they even do business?

“There are. They do similar things as us. They would create a residence in a dungeon, make a settlement underground, and live in hiding as they move from point to point.” (Julietta)

“Why doesn’t Makoto-kun know anything?” 

I was asked with a curious face. 

“Ah.” (Makoto)

This is bad, it has been exposed that I don’t have the common knowledge of the past.

“Do you think a guy that can defeat us Ancient Dragons in one hit has the need to be so stealthy?” (Mel)

“““Aah~.”””

Looks like everyone came to an understanding at the words of the White Dragon-san.

It is not like that though…

Well, they have interpreted it in a convenient manner, so there’s no need to clear the misunderstanding.

We went out of topic there.

What we should be deciding is our plans for the future.

“Johnny-san, it is okay to go defeat the Demon Lords after 30 days, right?” (Makoto)

“Umu… So it is already settled that we will be fighting the Demon Lords, huh. Can’t be helped. I will cooperate.” (Johnny)

“Then, we will be going to the Moon Country to search for the Holy Sword in that time, okay? Do you know the place, White Dragon-san?” (Makoto)

“I can tell the approximate location. Can’t be helped, I will carry you there.” (Mel)

The White Dragon-san agreed.

“Then, please do.” (Makoto)

Alright, we have decided on the next place to go.

The place we are heading to is the capital of the Moon Country before it fell, Cornet.

According to the legends, in the future, it will be called the demonic city that was ruled by the Calamity Witch.

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149 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 242: Takatsuki Makoto returns to the Mid Floor

    1. Alright so the next episodes should be “Towards the Moon Country And Meet the Moon Oracle” ?
      I had bad feelings about the one who go to moon country didnt return.

      Also i wonder how long until he meet Ira?

      And then, there’s the Light Hero Sakurai-kun and the Holy Sword Aroundight…no, was that a Holy Sword?
      I am not really sure about that last one.

      Well i dont know why author use aroundight as the name of holy sword but i thought the light hero use Calibur instead.

      1. Arondight isn’t a holy sword. It is a sacred sword. (chapter 119)
        I think the light hero will have his holy sword named Excalibur instead of Caliburn as it is more famous than the latter.

        I forgot about Ira ! Let’s just hope that she doesn’t screw up and begs Makoto for help in their first meeting.

      2. I mean, I have a feeling that the people who met the moon Oracle are fine. This is the person who has the “curse” of charming anyone and everyone, even passively.

      3. This reminds me of when makoto told the great sage that charm magic has no effect on him and she said an out of the world prospective i think she will learn about that when they meet the moon queen.

      4. The humans that went to the moon country were forced to marry demons to give birth to devilkins via charm magic of the moon oracle

      5. I guess those who went to moon country were just charmed, remember that moon oracles have that as passive trait, or i think it was? dont remember, i suppose makoto could be involved in the issue of how moon country fell if he were to actually make the oracle fall for him, as we know how in the pres-future when he was with Fu-chan her people didnt like makoto cus taking away their idol, or so i think

      6. Arondight was the name of Lancelot’s sword from the Arthurian cycle. Most of Holy Swords in this are mythological weapons. Ascalon – the sword of Ariel, Balmung – the sword of Siegfried, etc.

    1. ““Makoto, I heard that you were simple going out to explore for a bit though…?” (Johnny)
      “That’s right. A short exploration of 2 days and 1 night.” (Makoto)
      I nod at what Johnny-san said.
      “““……”””
      But the people around were all directing eyes of ‘what’s this guy saying?’.
      Why?
      I came back real quick, didn’t I?”
      His common sense is really broken…

      ““Idiot!” (Makoto)
      I smacked the head of Dia.
      “I-I’m sorry, Our King!” (Dia)
      “Turn it back at once!” (Makoto)
      “Yes, at once!” (Dia)”
      Their interactions are really funny.

      ““I just froze him a bit.” (Makoto)
      “You tried to sacrifice him after that, right?!” (Momo)
      “Aaah…” (Makoto)
      True. ”
      Makoto’s airheadness is really scary.

      Okay, time to look for a Holy Sword ! Let’s hope the name of this sword is Excalibur or something like that.
      https://i.imgur.com/SaCbG9a.jpg

      1. Hmmmm so far i only see a bit of European tales names (IDK what to call it so i’ll just use this, sorry xD). I think the chance of the sword named Excalibur is pretty low. But then again, that’s one of the most famous sword so i think it’s 50-50

        1. We already have Arondight(Lancelot), Balmung(Siegfried), Ascalon(Saint George) and Clarent(Mordred) and Caliburn(Arthur Pendragon, the Sword from the Stone, different of the sword given to him by the Lady of the Lake).

          Indee, when you think of a legendary sword, Excalibur is one of the first names that comes to your mind. It would be 50-50 as you say.

          1. Just want to add that apparently, Arondight isn’t what “Abel” owned.

            “Yeah, the sacred sword the Highland royalty lent me, Aroundight. A magic sword that’s said to never break.” (Sakurai)
            “Hoh! So that’s the legendary sword of the Savior, huh. Can I touch it a bit?” (Makoto)
            It must be the number one sacred sword of the continent!
            I want to check it out!
            “No…unfortunately, this is not the sword of Savior Abel. It is the property of a Hero from 1,000 years ago though. Wanna try holding it?” (Sakurai)

            I do think that Althena’s Holy Sword might be named Excalibur. It is extremely famous after all.

      2. This story seems to be following the japanese naming tropes, in that case, excalibur being the sword of the golden-haired hero is a safe bet.

        just like it’s a safe bet that commenting anything relating to swallows on a post by THE REGEND will lead to a tsubame gaeshi

      3. You know it would be a good plot twist if his knife that he got from Noah was named Excalibur. It’s not a holy item though…

    1. As expected, Mel-san has a human form too. But unlike the trope of being a loli, she’s actually busty, she reminds me of Tio or Tomoe. Is she going to be another part of the harem?

      The Lucy-like girl was also taking distance from me.
      A flag broke!

      😂

      The place we are heading to is the capital of the Moon Country before it fell, Cornet.

      So we’ll probably see the Calamity Witch. Wait a minute, wouldn’t this mean Makoto might have in the slightest bit, indirectly caused the destruction of Furiae’s country? After “Abel” discovered the doings of the Witch, the Sun Country then oppressed them. He could try to change the past but that wouldn’t change the future. How would he feel about this possibility?

      1. Why do I have the feeling that the Calamity Witch will look exactly like Furiae just like it was with Anna and Noel ?

        The Calamity Witch was said to have suddenly dissapeared. What if it was Makoto doing ? Also, let’s just hope that he will not seduce the Calamity Witch. She is most likely the most beautiful mortal in the Dark Era.

      2. Well, furiare hates her ancestor and her goddess because she is the one dealing with the troubles they caused, so if the calamity witch really is doing bad stuff I doubt furiare will mind makoto being the one that destroyed the moon country, she can even say that they are going to make it right this time

  1. But well, she is 2 meters tall and her proportions are that of a supermodel, so she stands out quite a lot.

    Okay, we really need this tp have an illustration. How sexy should a supermodel be? 🤔🤔😏😁

    1. First thing that came to mind was Tio from Arifureta. But then again, this is another Makoto we are talking about so maybe Tomoe?

    2. It’s a tall sexy supermodel being so the first one that comes to my mind is
      Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade
      Kuso! Urayamashiii!

  2. Thanks for the chapter!

    Now that Moon COuntry is mentioned again, i kinda want to see Naia-sama. Since they said that Naia-sama isn’t the Goddess from this world, i want to know what that means and a bit more of her story. Also, didn’t she has any slight of interest towards Makoto? It’s Makoto we’re talking about, the one who could gather up to 4 Goddesses at once, reconciled 2 quarreling few of the oldest and strongest Goddesses, and the one who called a Goddess as useless xD

    1. I would assume that she has something to do with the creation of these game-related skills, the rpg player, the galge player and the fighting game player. She might also be the one responsible for the summoning of the heroes since the moon is said to be the gateway of the worlds

      1. What if Tsui is something like the avatar of Naia ? Also, i remember that line from Makoto :
        ““Damn it, Tsui. Just you watch. I am eventually going to turn your body into one that can’t live without me.” (Makoto)”
        If Tsui is Naia or something like that, in hindsight, that line from Makoto would basically be a confession.

  3. Why doesn’t Makoto realize how OP his knife is… Well I suppose the god killing ability is limited to its physical reach, unless he uses the sacrifical technique to attach the attribute on the moves

    1. If I recall, he was only able to use that dagger on Bifrons because he had Eir imbue her power in it. Even Holy Swords needed to be Awakened, right? Maybe it’s less killing ability and more just the fact that you need to strip their immunity due to the demon’s blessings.

      Though in the end, giving Abel a holy sword is all they need and Takki can do the heavy lifting of actually defeating a demon lord up until the coup de grace.

      1. He actually refrained from using the sacrifical technique on bifrons and just stabbed him normally. The god killing property of the knife can cut literally anything

        1. No, no. Not the sacrificial technique. That could’ve worked, clearly, but that was after Eir powered the dagger up so much that all the taboo monsters directed their attention to Takatsuki.

          1. I guess that’s true. Still, I think the dagger by itself would’ve worked just fine. It’s able to kill gods, and as powerful as the demon God blessings are, the demon lords are still mortals.

        2. But then if that’s the case he wouldn’t have needed to borrow eir power in the first place? Then it. might be true that its necessary to get that blessing to counter the demon god blessing.

  4. “I just froze him a bit.” (Makoto)

    “You tried to sacrifice him after that, right?!” (Momo)

    …Makoto…

  5. Thanks for the chapter as always!

    So now there’s gonna be two moon oracles who lose their shit over being unable to seduce a single weak human….. Oh shit wait, wouldn’t dia rip the calamity witch a new ass for trying to seduce “her king”.

    1. What if someone who is important to the Moon oracle being taken as hostage (or the entire population there under a curse) and the Moon oracle doesn’t have anything to do except cooperate with the demons.
      Then the original snake church force the making of devilkin and spreading bad rumors about Moon oracle throughout 1000 years

      1. That might be it. They did say that the Moon Oracle was the “mistress” of the Iblis. No one knows if that was voluntarily or through force with hostages. But with the rumor that they have all the sacred weapons. It might be they were all forged there, maybe with a curse against the Evil Gods.

  6. I’m calling it now, The calamity witch will fall for makoto the same way furiae did. Charm didn’t affect him so she will try to seduce him by other means and then fail and then fall in love herself. I can see it! I SEE IT!!

    – or so how I want it to happen 😋

  7. Thanks a lot for the chapter…
    This makes me question something, if all ancient dragons are so afraid of him, what happened that one of them dared oppose him in that battle outside his hometown.?

    1. I would guess there are ancient dragon under mel and ancient dragon under demon lord astaroth (dragon king). and that ancient dragon been said to be subordinate of astaroth so he would not be there in laberintos

      1. I am pretty sure during the return to Maccaren a dragon tried to say something but died by Makoto instantly and the rest of them realize who he was and started to run away with their tails between their legs.

  8. You don’t notice it quite as much when he has his normal companions with him, but Makoto really does live with his head outside of the world huh… And there’s currently not a single person around who is able or willing to help him with common sense. Lets see how this rabbit hole goes.

    Thanks for the chapter!

  9. That red dragon, Alex, and Geralt could all be great friends. They could talk about the whooping their dadd- I mean Makoto gave them in the past. Taught them humility and discipline into their souls.

    ===Makoto accomplishments today===

    -Traumatized a red ancient dragon
    -Flag breaker
    -Reputation as a lunatic gained infamy once again

    New Mission: Infiltrates Cornet
    Comments by Makoto: I wonder if any strong demons will attack on the way? I hope they do. I need to replenish my life bar.

    1. I still have some hope Redragon-kun will get caught by Lucy, and by ‘smelling’ Makoto from her straight goes for submission(panic strike)

  10. Thank you for the chapter!

    Wow, did Makoto forget his past/future battle against Bifrons? His dagger is way better than any holy sword!

    1. Well yeah it’s better but his stats won’t allow him to fight Bifrons directly. He previously could only kill Bifrons because he was immobilized, on death’s door and not resisting. This time Makoto will have none of those advantages.

    1. Moon Hero ? What about a Moon Hero (or Dark Hero because it sounds kinda cooler) that would gain strength proportionate to the phases of the Moon ? That would be interesting as a counterpart of the Light Hero.

      1. Yeah, in the current era seems hard because of the lack of move from the Moon Goddess, bt in this time she is supposed to be active so the presence of heroes from his element is pretty realistic, Moon element consist of Dark, Curse and Charisma sub elements no? So then there could be three Moon Heroes.

    2. There is no Moon Hero. They previously said that Naia has never appointed one because she keeps to herself. It’s why Althena was able to double up on hero skills. Furi even said she has only once every heard Naia speak to her just once and the goddesses said that Naia always is absent from their meetings. Anyways there’s 7 Holy Heroes but only 6 of the 7 chief elemental goddesses had heroes so that’s why Anna has both the Lightning and Light Hero skills in the past and why in the present only Highland has two Holy Heroes instead of one -Geralt and Sakurai.

      1. It was said that she never had a Hero? I now it was mentioned that Naia went inactive after the fall of the Moon Country 1.000 before, but that’s all, and I remember that there were more Heroes in a country, not only the formal ones like Makoto and Sa-chan that don’t have a Hero skill, but instead persons with the skills, the watter goddes even already have the demon general that Makoto killed (don’t remember the name) rencarnet with a Hero Skill, though in that case she do it quickly for the emergency of the resurrection of the Great Demon Lord and the demon general will probably be a bit crazy.

        1. Given what the other goddesses have said, Naia has never been active. It’s probably just BS propaganda that humans have spread since then to further demonize the demonkin and claim Naia is evil.

          As for the reincarnated souls being heroes, Eir only said she would make them heroes but she said nothing of making them holy heroes with hero skills. She probably just meant they would be people equivalent to holy heroes or that they’d be country designated heroes devoted to Eir since there is no limit on country designated heroes.

          1. There are no currently a water hero so I think she said that she make him reincarnate as water hero. And the gods said clearly that after the fall of Moon Country she become inactive, isolated itself and haven’t make any contact since then, the only contact if cosidered so would be the creation of a new oracle.

  11. Thank you for the chapter really appreciate it

    Guess need several more chapters to add backstory for legendary hero party especially momo & abel

    This is out of topic; im fine with ads on website, but those IC market shits are everywhere and makes me feels frustrated made my browser very lag

  12. Thank you kami-sama.

    This solo arc is gonna be alot longer than I thought it would be it seems. My theory is moon oracle is a conceited number one beauty and she joins the demons because Mako-kun rejects her confession.

  13. Wouldn’t they have Moon Hero over there at Cornet? Since the holy sword was rumored to be there…

  14. Sometimes Makoto can be really stupid ….. he wants to defeat a demon lord with a team that cannot defeat said demon lord’s servants. He haven’t even considered whether or not they’re strong enough to do it.

    The fact that Makoto uses the power of others as his own has given him an absurd idea that everyone can easily gain power.

    Undine need a nerf or the way how Makoto can use them so easily.

    1. nope. Johny done well in battle against cain. i also dont thing we got to worried about mel being weak. For able, even if he useless in early arc, we see how strong he get in battle against demon lord cain after bath in sunlightso i would think that the battle plan will revolve aroung makoto clear the cloud of darkness and abel defeat the demon lord. For momo, he recently got huge buff but we will see it later. Basically them now got more that streght to defeat demon lord subordinate and probably can rival demon lord bifrom (even cain run away after all)

    2. It’s more likely he thinks the only requirement of defeating Iblis is only the gathering of party members. That, or he’s actually anxious inside and misses his party members deeply along with the fact that no one at present capable of stopping his recklessness like before. There’s no disembodied voices to guide him here after all.

  15. 2 meters, she’s tall alright. And Makoto certainly did explore a bit. A bit of time, a lot of progress. Bit unfortunate Dia’s only known method of diplomacy is threats.

    So there’s an additional meaning for Holy Swords. There’s no doubt that the dagger is more than enough for the job, but the guy wielding it, not so much. Unless he can freeze them solidly enough to get a stab in at least.

    Chalk up one more in the Makoto Trauma Tally.

    At this point in time, without any real communications infrastructure all anyone have to go with are fragmentary rumors. And since the one running the country has a near-absolute charm…. No wonder none returned, they’re too “happy” staying there.

    Nice assist by Mel. At least it’s true especially with Dia accompanying him. Not even the likes of Shuri are actually any threat to Makoto now. He could probably even go against Shuri, Setekh, and Balam together and come out on top.

    1. “Dia’s only known method of diplomacy is threats”
      Hey, gunboat diplomacy is still a diplomacy alright.

      1. One wonders what the people of Laberintos now think of Makoto, a.k.a “the guy who inflicted physical violence and explicitly gave orders to the crazy broad who froze the entire mid-layer”

  16. The most surprising thing in this chapter is that Makoto realized that he’d raised a flag in the first place.

    . . . He’s totally going to be directly responsible for creating the calamity witch isn’t he?

  17. Hrmmm…
    Wouldn’t Mel still be alive in the future? And if Anna is part Angel… could it be that she’s still alive too?

    Something’s fishy with the way this is all stacking up. Looking forward to how the time jumps get resolved. I feel bad for Ira-sama.

    1. Yes, Mel is still alive and Sakurai rides is a mere white wyvern. She’s unknown at the present..

  18. Aha ha ha…

    Makoto really don’t have any common sense…. 😂 😂 😂 😂

    Thanks for the chapter reigokai San….

  19. Isn’t Makoto’s dagger stronger then a holy sword anyways? Also I cant belive we got Cain and Moon Oracle meetings so early on, I really expected these meetings to happen in the later half of this arc. I wonder if Makoto has already forgotten about the moon oracles charm and is gonna treat her like Furie, hes not gonna end up adding her the the harem is he?

  20. I can remember the time i play FF8 before, when i grab the Ragnarok Ship that can travel in the whole world.
    The dragon mel was like that. The instant i acquire the ship, it is the instant i go to Island to Heavan and Hell for some grinding to the max level.
    Now Makoto has a ride, time to Grind…!!!

    1. It should but makoto is completely focused on making the heroes do their thing (Abel/Anna and momo think he is the true hero while he only sees himself as an extra…..)

  21. Thanks for the chapter~!

    I’m back

    Alright, Mel have a human form. Let her be a heroine please, Makoto’s harem needs more variation. 2 meters mature woman with model-like body is fine addition. If we ever comes back to the future, we need his harem’s reaction to the harem he gained in the past.

    Words from merchant. Perhaps meeting with Ira is in sight. Makoto needs disembodied tsukkomi voice to complete his adventure.

    Also, we’re about to go to Comet, so what do you guys think about Goddess Naia? She’s been mysterious for so long, maybe we’ll get answers in this arc.

  22. Thanks for the chapter 😊

    I’m guessing the treasure trove in the moon capital contains several holy swords and Makoto ends up giving them to the heroes since he can’t equip any of them lol.

  23. Somehow Makoto gives a whacky vibe here, isn’t he? All Noah’s Apostles have troubles with their head, no exceptions. Probably why this whacky goddess chooses them….
    Again he forgets about finding Ira’s oracle.

  24. So Mel does have a human form like we all expected. She’s apparently more of a big-breasted onee-san type like Tio or Tomoe instead of the loli cliche. So to balance things out, Astaroth must be a dragon loli.

    Hah~ Makoto, just because you assembled the party like history says doesn’t mean you will automatically win. Anyways I guess his actions really are the ones that history attributes to Abel. History says that Abel would try to rush headlong into danger and the rest of his party had to convince him otherwise. Here he wants to go take out Bifrons the next day or the day after and Momo, Johnny and Anna have to convince him they can’t and should wait because they don’t have any Holy Swords.

    Speaking of Holy Swords, I guess Anna will need to find Excalibur before facing Iblis. I mean she’s practically a Saberface what with the blonde hair, the beam sabers she can launch and how history records her as a man when she’s a woman so she needs Excalibur. She better watch out Mysterious Heroine X doesn’t show up. Also for those that don’t know, the sword in the stone from Arthurian legend is not Excalibur, that’s Caliburn which happens to be Geralt’s sword.

    Anyways now he needs to head to the Moon Country. I’m sure he’ll meet the Calamity Witch. Unlike a lot of people I don’t think she’ll end up joining the harem. He already has Furi. Plus she probably is evil like the legends say. The goddesses mentioned that she was going wild of her own will and not under the orders of Naia.

    On another note though I know it probably wouldn’t ever happen, I really wish Makoto would just tell them he’s from the future. I mean he even has proof in the picture book telling the story of Abel. They can also read what it says since apparently the words and language haven’t changed in 1000 years since obviously Makoto can understand everybody and he could also read like when he found out his room in Laberintos was previously the Fire Hero Olga’s room since there was something left behind there that had her name on it that Makoto found.

    1. I don’t understand why everyone in the comment section thinks supermodels have big breasts… actually they have almost none! Flat as a board, as a mannequin should..
      So I was picturing something like Brianne in GOT but with a more charming face🤔

    2. It does feel like it would be an inspiring story if he revealed it. At least to the Hero Party.

      Abel might freak out under the pressure of being such a big deal people are trying to assassinate him from the future though.
      Presumably, Momo will learn at some point. Most likely all of them will.

  25. i think they did not return due to charmed by Moon Queen. probably due to misunderstanding she become Calamity Queen. iirc Moon Magic : Charm is Passive Sjill so she did unconsciously

    1. No, it was passive but she could keep it at minimum (only through touch or direct eye contact) like furiare did, she wanted to create a peaceful country where humans and demons could live in harmony p, unfortunately she did it by force with charm magic, goal was good but the method was unacceptable

  26. Ha. Takki’s already become a guy known for a lack of common sense because he doesn’t need it.
    He really misses Noah, huh…hopefully he can find a way to reestablish a connection, right?

    We’re off to meet the Calamity Witch! Gonna be interesting seeing that place at its peak.
    …I hope Furiae’s predecessor isn’t too crazy. She might be surprised meeting the one man immune to all her charm effects (minus sleep, apparently).

  27. If makoto is going to meet another moon oracle and possibly the moon goddes herself maybe the goddes can give makoto the (beginner) darkness magic that he wanted before he made the contract with furiare

  28. Thanks for the chapter. Looks like everyone’s realized by now that every screw on Makoto’s head is loose. He does seem to have a lot in common with his Senpai, Cain, so far. I’m surprised that Makoto didn’t consider his dagger as an option against Bifrons, but he probably doesn’t want to draw too much attention to it.

    A question. If the Holy Dragon’s nickname is Mel, then shouldn’t her full name be Helemelck instead of Helemerck?

  29. Finally caught up, sorry for not leaving any comments at the previous chapters, but I’ve binged the last 100 chapters in a week during my free time… and a few sleepless nights, but that’s beside the point.

    I was suspecting something between the Great Sage and Makoto since the very beginning. She was acting a little bit too lenient with him to be honest, and the moment it really clicked with me was when the HEADPAT of BLOOD happened. Glad to know that my suspicions turned out to be true.

    That just leaves that coffin in the back of her house… I am suspecting reincarnation or transfer of his soul from the past to the body of the past into the present.
    Maybe he asked Dia to freeze his corpse and to preserve it, but I really am not sure how he’s going to return, or even if he’s going to be returning at all.
    I can see a very somber ending, which in my opinion isn’t all that bad. You can’t always keep your promises.
    But I can also see an ending where he stays inside the Water Temple *shudders* with Noah and waits for Lucy and Aya to conquer the Dungeon.
    I can also see a future where he get’s resurrected by Althena for accomplishing her request and after dying in the past, but my question is: why hasn’t it already happened?
    My sleepy brain isn’t in the mood to think of hundreds of possible scenarios right now…
    I believe that all of my questions are going to be answered on a later date 😀

    Charming Savior Abel… Airheaded Gigolo.

    The Moon Country, eh? Wonder what the current Moon Oracle is going to do after she sees that her charm magic isn’t working on him. Probably a death sentence.

    After he returns… if he returns, I want to see a scene with the Great Sage like: “I am finally back, Momo.”
    I am going to be disappointed if that doesn’t happen, but oh well. Whatever happens, happens.

    I’ve still got a lot of things that I want to say about this, especially the current Moon Oracle, Abel, Johnny and Momo, but I’ll keep that to a later date.

    With all that said, thank you for your effort in translating this, Reigokai-sama.

    I’ve just found this novel and this site, so after binging this I thought of checking out a few of your other novels, and I’ve seen your decision with DK.
    All that I’ve got to tell you about that is, if you think that it isn’t worth your time, or that you aren’t enjoying it as much as you should, don’t do it.
    Don’t force yourself to do things that you yourself don’t enjoy, or no longer enjoy.
    I won’t make this a full blown Anonymous Alcoholics course, but know that your own enjoyment is more important.

    BTW, I’ve just renamed this account after years of being offline, and the first thing the username generator website spits out is this username. If that isn’t awesome, I don’t know what is. xD

  30. So…. basically the Heroes of the past are just Makoto’s 2nd party(mostly forced)~?

    If Anna(Abel) has a descendant… who is the lucky bastard~?

  31. “The one who called me from behind was Sakurai-kun.

    Maybe the black cat got surprised when a stranger came, it ran away.”

    -Chapter 119

    Evidence that Tsui is someone from the past that has bad relations with light magic. Tsui may actually be a cursed Makoto.

    1. “The other knights have normal wyverns and pegasus, yet Sakurai-kun’s ride was slightly different.

      “So that’s the white dragon that protects the Highland royalty, huh. This is the first time I see it.” (Lucy)”
      Same chapter; maybe the dragons become friends with Anna/Abel.

  32. Thanks for the chapter.
    How much Makoto is impatient,
    It should take years to end the war,
    But Makoto seems to want to fight Iblis by the end of the week if he had an holy Sword…

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