WM – Chapter 277: 5 Demon Lords

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◇Light Hero Anna’s POV◇

The Fallen Angel King, Erinyes, was showing a strange smile.

Insect King, Valac, was looking down here as if annoyed. 

Fiend King, Barbatos, was directing a gaze of deep interest. 

Giant King, Goliath, had a hard to read face. 

Beast King, Zagan, was glaring here with sharp eyes as if targeting a prey.

We were being surrounded by 5 Demon Lords that rule this world.

“M-Makoto-san…” (Anna)

“Calm down.” (Makoto)

I hold the hand of Makoto-san and speak with a trembling voice. 

There was no agitation from the voice of Makoto-san.

He was observing the Demon Lords and placing a hand on his chin as if he were thinking something. 

Right, I have to calm down.

I take a light breath.

The air is tense.

What broke the silence was a low voice that travelled well.

“Heroes that apparently defeated Immortal King, die here.” 

I was confused since it was a different voice from what he sounded like when he was talking before. 

At the same time when I noticed that that was the voice of the Beast King…

“GUOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!!”

The Giant King roared.

A big earthquake that felt as if it could turn over the ground happened.

It was shaking that was caused by the Giant King charging at us. 

“Dia.” (Makoto)

“Yes, Our King.” (Dia)

“Stop the legs of the Giant King.” (Makoto)

“Understood.” (Dia)

Saying this, Dia-san and the other Undines attacked the Giant King.

Thousands of Ice Blades.

An ocean of Water Dragons.

The Ice Blades were raining down like a storm, and the Water Dragons raged as if it were a tsunami. 

It was a sight as if the world was coming to an end. 

That was heading to the Giant King.

“UOOOOOOOOOH!!” 

The Giant King raised a roar again, but this time around, there was slight pain mixed in his voice.

“W-Wow…” (Anna)

“Anna-san, this won’t last long. Please use your Light Sword, okay?” (Makoto)

“Y-Yes…” (Anna)

I hold the memento of my master, the Fire Hero, the Holy Sword Balmung. 

I changed the sunlight into aura and used it for sword magic. 

Mana that I can use infinitely as long as there’s light. 

Using that ability, I prepare for the attack of the enemy. 

“What’s with that guy? He is controlling the Great Spirits perfectly?” (Valac)

“Fumu, interesting. I don’t know much about this world, but the humans here can use Spirit Magic with such ease, huh. Wonder if I can add him to my subordinates.” (Barbatos)

The Insect King and the Fiend King were having a carefree talk.

Are they not going to attack us? 

At that moment, a bright red light covered the place. 

A heat that felt like it was stabbing my whole body was assailing me. 

“!” 

A giant cluster of fire was shot from the mouth of the Beast King.

That’s a size on Monarch Rank! 

“Hah!” (Anna)

I split that fire blast with my light sword. 

Makoto-san’s magic is weak to fire. 

It is because I judged so that I took action.

“Hooh… Then how about this?” (Erinyes)

The Fallen Angel King flapped the black wings at her back.

A giant tornado was created from that. 

“[Ice Barrier].” (Makoto)

The spell Makoto-san casted clashed with the tornado and they both scattered. 

“…What’s that? That’s unfair.” (Erinyes)

The Fallen Angel King pouts, but the surroundings have turned outrageous. 

Giant boulders were flying about, and the ground was being gouged out. 

“Dark Magic: [Black Edge].” (Barbatos)

The spell shot by the Fiend King filled up the sky with black blades.

I-If that were to rain on us…

“Anna-san, barrier.” (Makoto)

“Y-Yes!” (Anna)

I hurriedly activate Sun Magic.

“Sun Magic: [Sanctuary Barrier].” (Anna)

A light sphere bursts out with me as the center. 

For an instant, we were enveloped by a blinding light. 

When the light was gone, the spell of the Fiend King was gone too.

“That’s the Light Hero, huh. My natural enemy.” (Barbatos)

Even though his own spell was erased, the Fiend King was laughing as if having fun. 

“Oi, Fallen Angel lass, you are from the Divine Realm, right? Do something about that.” (Barbatos)

“Eeh~? I am currently a Fallen Angel, so I am no good with the sun element~. Aah, what a pain~.” (Erinyes)

The Demon Lords were speaking as they please. 

It is hard to call it teamwork. 

The Giant King and the Beast King are most likely wary of the Great Water Spirits, they are not closing the distance.

“Makoto-san, what do you think?” (Anna)

“They are not taking this seriously.” (Makoto)

“So they are not using their full power, you say…?” (Anna)

“Most likely.” (Makoto)

For me, each and every attack of them was a matter of life or death though.

Isn’t it better to somehow run away from here…?

“It is okay, Anna-san.” (Makoto)

My calm returned from the voice of Makoto-san.

I take stance with my Holy Sword, and stabilize my breathing. 

“Our King…are you okay?” (Dia)

By the time I noticed, Dia-san had come back. 

Even the other Undines. 

R-Right. 

We even have them.

“You bastards, how long you going be lazing?” (Zagan)

The Beast King’s killing intent strengthens. 

The mana and miasma covering the Demon Lord’s body was boiling up like steam. 

“Can’t be helped.” 

“Geez, ending it already? What a waste.” 

“Oi, it is the order of Zagan-dono. We are obeying.” 

“…”

Matching the words of the Beast King, miasma gathers around the 4 Demon Lords.

The ground was shaking. 

A storm blew violently. 

Fire was raging.

(…They are serious.) (Anna)

A serious attack from the 5 Demon Lords is coming.

No good.

There’s no way to block this…

(…Eh?) (Anna)

At that moment, I felt a light so strong to the point of being sweltering.

T-This is…?

“Anna-san, I have gathered light. Is this enough?” (Makoto)

Makoto-san, without a single change of shade in his face, pointed at the sky. 

A sky without a single cloud.

There was a giant transparent thing floating there.

Light was gathering. 

There was a method like this…?

“Anna-san, please pray to the Goddess.” (Makoto)

“Y-Yes… Sun Goddess Althena-sama, please lend me your strength…” (Anna)

“Anna-san, stop.” (Makoto)

Makoto-san stopped me while I was offering a prayer.

“Why did you stop me?” (Anna)

“Let’s stop such roundabout prayers.” (Makoto)

“Eh?” (Anna)

Makoto-san suddenly grabbed my arm. 

Sun Magic: [Synchro].” (Makoto)

“M-Makoto-san, what are you doing?” (Anna)

“We are going to be dying if we lose anyways, so if you are going to be praying, it should be like this.” (Makoto)

Makoto-san who was expressionless all this time made a grin I hadn’t seen in a long while. 

(You! What are you intending on doing?!) 

Eh?

The voice of an unfamiliar woman suddenly rang in my head.

W-Who?! 

“Althena-sama, please grant us victory in exchange of lifespan.” (Makoto)

The moment Makoto-san said this, I felt my body growing burning hot. 

Not only that, my body was shining rainbow. 

T-This is…

“Anna-san, front. The attacks of the Demon Lords are coming.” (Makoto)

“Y-Yes!” (Anna)

I ready my sword with my brain still in a complete mess.

“…This isn’t good. That’s a God Rank light.” (Valac)

“That Spirit User man used a Sacrificial Technique without hesitation. Is he crazy?” (Barbatos)

“What’s that Skill? Is that not against the Divine Realm Regulations?” (Erinyes)

The Fallen Angel King that had been leisure until now made a displeased face for the first time. 

“Shoot down first before they do!” (Zagan)

The Demon Lords attack all at the same time at the signal of the Beast King.

Attacks that attacked us from all sides as if tsunamis were being pushed towards us. 

There’s no escape. 

As if black walls were approaching us to crush us.

“Great Water Spirit.” (Makoto)

“Yes!” 

Makoto-san activates Saint Rank Magic.

[Ice Isolation].” (Makoto)

Following that, I gather every single speck of energy and activate sword magic. 

Sword of the Fire Seraph, Michael.” (Anna)

A rainbow fire clad the blade of Balmung. 

(I-I did it…) (Anna)

The attacks of the Demon Lords are already right by our nose.

“Light Sword!” (Anna)

I swung the Holy Sword free from any obstructive thoughts. 

◇◇

I was on the verge of losing consciousness from my own attack.

“Cough…” 

The blast settled, and I looked around. The place we were at had turned into a clean wasteland. 

My mind blanked for a second, and I noticed right after.

“Makoto-san?!” (Anna)

“…Anna-san, as impressive as always.” (Makoto)

His clothes were a bit tattered, but he was okay. 

T-That’s a relief. 

“You two, it isn’t over yet.” (Dia)

Dia-san’s reprimand was shot at us. 

I hurriedly looked around, and there were 4 Demon Lords.

“The only one we managed to defeat was the Giant King, huh…” (Makoto)

Just as Makoto-san said, the Giant King was not in sight.

My sword defeated him…?

But there’s still 4 Demon Lords left. 

I take a stance with my sword while breathing heavily. 

The Demon Lords are not attacking. 

Instead, I hear them speaking. 

“What should we do…? I don’t feel like we can win.” (Erinyes)

The Fallen Angel King was brushing off the dust from her black wings. 

“The Light Hero has already reached the realm of a demigod. We should have killed her sooner.” (Valac)

The Insect King glared at us annoyed.

Demigod… Me?

“No need to be so pessimistic. Something like that must have been all they had with that last attack. They won’t be able to take another attack.” (Barbatos)

It is as the calm Fiend King says. 

I am trying my best to not show it in my face, but I am already at my limit in both stamina and mana. 

I glance at Makoto-san, and I can see he is maintaining calm, but I can tell he is tired. 

He must be in the same state as me. 

What should I do…?

“See? We were taking our sweet time, and now the Dragon King-sama came.” (Erinyes)

Hearing the words of the Fallen Angel King, Makoto-san and I hurriedly looked there.

The one heading here was a single black dragon.

It is bigger than even the Beast King.

Each time it flapped its wings, wind akin to a storm reached even here. 

“That’s…” (Anna)

“The king of the Ancient Dragons…” (Makoto)

I gulped at what Makoto-san said.

Ancient Dragon King, Astaroth. 

The being that’s said to be the strongest amongst the 9 Demon Lords…no, the strongest living being in this world.

I could tell even from afar…

It is on a whole other level. 

It is giving off a pressure that makes even the Demon Lords we were fighting until now look cute.

“To think the Dragon King-sama themself…” (Barbatos)

“What a relief. It is over now.” (Erinyes)

The Demon Lords were already giving off the vibes as if this is over. 

But…this is also the situation Makoto-san wished for.

When we were fighting the million army, I was listening to the plan.

If the Ancient Dragon Astaroth appears, Makoto-san told me ‘leave it to me’.

“Makoto-san…” (Anna)

When I called him, eyes shining rainbow were looking here. 

He has already activated it. 

I could hear my throat ring. 

“Anna-san, please move a bit away. Also, put up a barrier and protect yourself.” (Makoto)

“…Understood.” (Anna)

I have heard what the name of the spell Makoto-san is going to use. 

There’s nothing I can do here. 

Even when I heard it beforehand, I couldn’t believe it. 

Is something like that really possible? 

“Wait! He plans on doing something!” (Erinyes)

The Fallen Angel King says flustered. 

“Hmph, what is he trying to pull at this late of a point…” (Valac)

“No, that’s…mana? No, it isn’t ether either…” (Barbatos)

“No way…a human is clad with anima…?” (Erinyes)

They noticed.

But it is already too late. 

Makoto-san slowly wounded his own body with his dagger.

Blood flowed through the blade, and it dyed red. 

“Ira-sama…please grant this foolish human a momentary miracle…” (Makoto)

(Guh…) (Anna)

I-I feel as if my breathing is going to stop.

Goosebumps ran through my whole body, and my heart was drumming. 

Cold.

Even though the sky is so clear, it is so deadly cold.

I desperately kept my barrier up.

The Demon Lords -especially the Fallen Angel King- were making pale white faces. 

Makoto-san pushed his Spirit Arm to the front, and spoke the name of the Miracle Spell in a low tone. 

God Rank Water Spell: [Cocytus].” (Makoto)

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151 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 277: 5 Demon Lords

    1. “God Rank Water Spell: [Cocytus].” (Makoto)

      HE DID IT! FINALLY AN ICE GOD RANK MAGIC! damn dude youre awesome to think he manage to cast cocytus. I wonder if the author will also use niflheim reference too

      “Sun Magic: [Synchro].” (Makoto)
      “M-Makoto-san, what are you doing?” (Anna)
      “We are going to be dying if we lose anyways, so if you are going to be praying, it should be like this.” (Makoto)
      Makoto-san who was expressionless all this time made a grin I hadn’t seen in a long while.
      (You! What are you intending on doing?!)
      Eh?
      The voice of an unfamiliar woman suddenly rang in my head.
      W-Who?!

      He does it again, nonchalantly doing syncro with anna and directly call Althena. What a man!

      So finally they managed to defeat beast demon lords huh, i wonder what will happen if they defeat it here before it bestow his son his power in the future.
      And the Dragon King finally came on their rescue (well those demon lord now is a bunch of disappointment)

      Hmph, what is he trying to pull at this late of a point…” (Valac)
      “No, that’s…mana? No, it isn’t ether either…” (Barbatos)
      “No way…a human is clad with anima…?” (Erinyes)
      They noticed.
      But it is already too late.

      Yeah its too late Hahahaha feel bad for ya! Behold the power of the virgin apostle!

      1. Not the Beast King but the Giant King named Goliath. Zagan is still alive and notice how he’s ordering other Demon Lords? This guy is probably up there.

    2. Geh. I was late for more than an hour.

      In exchange for divinity(?) and lifespan, makoto destroyed common sense again. Please don’t die again?

      Also can Annabel have some backbone? I know s(he) is scared but oh my god.

      I like their reaction but their line of thought just irritates me to the highest of heavens.

      Anyways. Thanks for the chapter!

      1. You have to remember that in the original time-line that they only powered up after wanting revenge from their fallen comrades. They’re a bit more light-hearted because of Makoto since those in Labarotos never died and they easily defeated Lord Biffon’s. Right now, they’re doing a 2 v 5 again demon’s stronger than Lord Biffon’s and even Anna knows that.

        They had such a tough time against him and would have failed if not for Makoto and Ira being there; they’re not giving that same leeway (granted Makoto is still there but he fainted eventually after the 1 fight). They have 4-5 more demons left to compete against. Not only that, most of Anna’s powers come from sunlight and without Makoto clearing them up, she’s not as powerful to handle 5 demons at once. Heck, even Makoto’s friend, Sakurai, had issues against the new beast king after one fight and you’re asking Anna to do more than him.

      2. In this timeline, Anna is a faint hearted maiden, even more so the impact of Makoto’s presence to her psyche, there’s no shred of manliness left in her. Also, the scale of battle is just too high, Makoto basically power level her, at the same time, speedrunning the game. Spirit Magic at the hands of a master like Makoto is already dreadful, even more so when divinity is being used as well. Noah really gave cheat codes to Makoto.

      3. I think Anna is filling the correct role. The ‘history’ never mentions Anna and Abel being the same person, so it feels like Makoto is filling in the Abel role (for the history books). And honestly, I suspect the goddesses will write those books anyways. At least that is the feeling I am getting from how everything is turning out.

        1. Ira says there is the original history. And Abel being Anna still fits the bill, with how he disappeared. But the line of “there’s someone waiting for me” really could only be Makoto’s. So does the parsdox happen? It’s confusing really.
          At which point does the history converges?

          For now my theory is that ever since Makoto got summoned, everything afterwards is a mixed history, and the original history stopped at the point of Makoto’s summoning. But the original history does exist prior to the summoning. Where Anna is Abel and is the ancestor of Noel. Then once Makoto arrives, the timeline becomes that of the one with Makoto’s involvement

          1. I…hadn’t thought of that. That actually makes a lot of sense.

            Up until now, I had to assume that there were three timelines: One without Takatsuki, one with, and the one we’re currently seeing that somehow isn’t the same as the second one.

            The reason for this is the clear signs of Takki’s existence in the past before time travel was ever brought up-to the point where there were clear theories. If history slowly but steadily started getting muddled since his original arrival, then that reduces things down to merely the original history and the modified one.

          2. Right, Makoto’s mere presence is affecting history right away, so I think even after Makoto went back to the past, the history continues for the others as usual, because that timeline is already the one modified by Makoto. Everything we’ve seen in the story is Makoto’s timeline.

      4. Flannette, I’d say it’s easier for Sakurai because he has a lot of backing as well as the Sun country behind him. Sakurai has(had?) Makoto as well as his classmates and has not lost anyone close to him other than his one battle with the beast king.

        Anna lost her only mentor during a time of turmoil with no friends other than the other 2 hero’s (who don’t get to travel with her much). As I mention, things are easier with Makoto around because in the original time-line, she had to face things on her own after her mentor died and after Cain destroyed most of the people at the Labaratos dungeon that she had no choice.

        It’s like playing a game with friends all at the same level (Sakurai) vs being carried by Makoto (Anna). I mean, when the demons used the dark clouds to cut Sakurai’s power, he wanted to give up after his battle in the dark sphere and would have if not for Makoto.

        For Sakurai, it was known he’s the savior reincarnated but with Anna, she’s the light hero (we all know this) but she does not know she’s will be the savior even though she’s the light hero.

    1. Geh. I was late for more than an hour.

      In exchange for divinity(?) and lifespan, makoto destroyed common sense again. Please don’t die again?

      Also can Annabel have some backbone? I know s(he) is scared but oh my god.

      I like their reaction but their line of thought just irritates me to the highest of heavens.

      Anyways. Thanks for the chapter!

    1. He just gave up some of his life so he can go on a “sacrifice demon lord spreed” to recover it with a smiling face.
      He has to smile to make everyone realize from the bottom of their heart that he is completely insane.

      1. Trying to guess who it would be. It probably won’t translate to a difference 1,000 years down the line, but it could put the water country on top for a time.

    1. Hey! Regend! there are some dragons over here, can you Tsubame Gaeshi them? You supposedly said they were weaker than swallows after all.

    1. Hmmm. I woke up late these past days cause I haven’t been expecting Reigokai to upload everyday without breaks. This time, I made sure to check.

      So Anna and Makoto vs 5 Demon Lords. Well the outcome is quite predictable given that he has more than 10 Undines beside him, all of which likes him, and the Divinity of the Ira-chan.

      1 Demon Lord down, 2 more to go. So Anna’s strength is on par with a demigod now? I don’t really think and it’s probably an overexaggeration since we have seen a real demigod he was much more stronger than that. Add to that the fact the she was reinforced by Makoto’s magnifying glass so it wasn’t really because of her. I’d say she’s at Demon Lord level though.

      The Fire Seraph, Michael was really cool too. If Sakurai’s is Uriel, doesn’t that mean that Anna’s Seraph is stronger since Michael is the strongest angel in the Bible? I think that Sakurai’s skill is only stronger since it heals him and that hasn’t happen to Anna yet. Her output spells are much stronger though, probably because of her Heavenly Winged Folk blood.

      And Bifrons wasn’t actually the strongest Demon Lord yet wtf. He supposedly makes the 5 Demon Lords look cute and he has been described to be as strong as the Great Demon Lord because “Abel” wasn’t able to kill him. I wonder what happened.

      “God Rank Water Spell: [Cocytus].” (Makoto)

      This will probably freeze everyone, won’t it? Aokiji’s Ice Age? Yoooh, our boi started out with piercing eyeballs, weak waterballs, and slipping the enemy with ice and now he be commiting mass murder with his spells. And notice that this spell is the only one that has God rank added to it? And people still say that his proficiency is 999 or 999.4, 999.5… If God rank spells don’t increase your proficiency by much, I’d be even more surprised. He’s definitely more than a thousand now.

      1. Bifrons was definitely one of the strongest Demon Lords. I think the Sea King and Beast King are the only ones between him and Iblis. I think back in the future war against the Demons that Noel said the Dragon King was the only one actually able to beat Iblis. Since he’s still alive in the future I suppose Makoto isn’t gonna kill him.

      2. In retrospect, Bifrons was interesting. He’s the one that tries resurrecting in the future, and it could be on account of being an undead, or perhaps having followers versed in magic to do it, or just plain Abel being unable to use the full extent of his awakened power since that’s when it first happened.

        Or, if we’re taking Takki’s involvement into account, possibly because he wasn’t conscious to secure the kill.

        I am hoping we get clarification on his proficiency after this. It usually gets a major jump after a big crazy use, and god rank magic certainly ups the ante. Either it finally breaks 4 digits, or there’s going to be some kind of conversation with Ira where Takki finally remembers to ask what that’s all about.

        1. “Right… If I had to say anything about it, it would be that your information literally can’t be read even if the Appraisal Skill is used. Even if it is used, it will show as the Appraisal being blocked.” (Ira)

          It can’t be appraised even by Ira and she has no explanations for it aside from it probably being caused by time travelling.

          I honestly believe that the author already indirectly answered this question when Dia was asked whether Makoto was still growing. There are other proofs too such as him about to use the God Rank spell, Cocytus. That obviously needs a high proficiency user and there’s no way he hasn’t got above 999 yet.

          And I think that as Ira explained, Soul Book is incapable of measuring the stats of Gods, and that the reason why this is happening to Makoto is he is beginning to reach God level status.

          This is the same problem he got when his stat got stuck in 99, only this time, the number can’t get any higher because the Soul Book is incapable of displaying his proficiency. He has basically reached the limits of his measuring device but that doesn’t mean his proficiency is not going up. So the Soul Book is never going to break the four digit mark because it wasn’t made to do that. The proficiency of Makoto will probably only be revealed if a God themselves can appraise it.

          1. I believe that, in that case, Ira was referring to Takki’s status as a semi-god with anima in his system plus “Infinite Life and Infinite Flesh”. I don’t think his proficiency was mentioned so much as his stats?

            Rather, he’s still in that state when he checks with Dia later and his Soul Book still reads 999 instead of the [Unknown]. You would think that the proficiency would say [Unknown] as well if it passed the limit instead of just stopping at the cap, especially considering his special status at the moment.

            That said, it would definitely makes sense for a Soul Book to not be designed for 4 digits and so it can’t read higher than that. That’s why I’d like for him to inquire with Ira, a goddess with strong ties to the Soul Book to boot, about it.
            At the very least, I wouldn’t be surprised if this was the final push needed to reach that level if it isn’t there already.

          2. Nah, that conversation happened the first time they met in the past, way before the fight with Bifrons happened. Ira herself said that his stats, and since status includes proficiency, it implies that it can’t also be appraised as stated in chapter 248.

            There’s a big difference in using Appraisal and Soul Book. Appraisal requires a user to have a skill and Soul Book is just something that everybody has. This makes Soul Book to be more personal and it therefore won’t be affected nor corrupted by issues such as time travelling for example. For example, Makoto instead found a loophole that he could just use his Soul Book to check his status.

            “Then, there’s no real problem.” (Makoto)
            I can confirm it myself with the Soul Book after all.

            To put it simply, the problem is that Appraisal displays “Unknown” for reasons we don’t know (Ira says time travelling may have had an effect but it’s still not clear) while Soul Book reached its limit in showing the owner’s information. This is what I meant when I think the author indirectly answered that already when Dia answered his question with absolute certainty that his proficiency was growing or in other words, “there’s no doubt Our King is getting stronger, you know?”

            For example, assuming that his proficiency is 1200, it’s not like he doesn’t have the proficiency of 1200 just because the Soul Book can’t display it nor can the Appraisal Skill do so too. He’s already at that level, only that the measuring devices and skills can’t measure him.

            An incredible analogy has already been made. Imagine a car with a speedometer that can’t display higher speeds because it was not made for that. That the same case with Makoto. And then imagine another radar speed gun that doesn’t work. That’s the case with trying to Appraise him.

          3. In the end, the Soul Book is a tool used by the Holy Gods, and likely just a piece of it is being carried by otherworlders, since we don’t hear anything about other people using theirs. So it probably has its limits, on top of it being info given out by Ira, so it could be limited on that end too.

          4. Aaaaah. I get it now. A chapter number really helps.
            I forgot about this conversation with Ira and the fact that his status is bugged to Appraisal. Though she specifically said the “Letters of Your Status”, which could be as simple as [Mana: 2] being read as [%4n@: 2]. Not to mention it’s not everything that got bugged, since the number of partners he’s had was as clear as day. That’s semantic analysis though, since the bottom line is that Appraisal no longer gives accurate information.

            It certainly might include his proficiency, which would be evidence in support of him breaking the limits at that point. And consequentially, you could argue that the Soul Book also capped at 999 from the same high value. Though it’s kinda weird to think that a goddess’s appraisal skill isn’t as effective as an individual’s Soul Book-as in, a god’s skill shouldn’t break before a mortal’s Soul Book. Maybe Althena can give us her input with a higher-power Appraisal.
            More likely, there’s something odd about the being that is Takatsuki Makoto and now Appraisal as a system doesn’t work while the Soul Book system does. If I were to take a guess myself, it would have something to do with how [RPG Player] places his soul outside the world looking in and so people can’t appraise him through the avatar that is his body anymore.

            I understand the idea the speedometer analogy gave just fine. It might be correct too. The sticking point I always had was that we didn’t know for sure. Dia confirmed that Takki was getting stronger, yes. Does that necessarily translate to proficiency increasing? Not…really? It could, but it could also be any other of a Water Spirit’s weird perspective on “getting stronger”.

    1. Cocytus is the name of one of the five rivers of the Underworld in Greek Mythology. It is also used in the Italian poet Dante Alighieri’s famous Divine Comedy, in which it is an icy lake in Hell where the souls of traitors are frozen, at depths corresponding to the depth of their betrayal. (sc Trivia)

      Based on the explanation maybe it’s a spell that is used to punish the traitor and sinner by banishing them into the frozen hell (which is called Cocytus). Well, maybe it only affects his enemy and demon since they were regarded as “Sinner” so maybe something like that?

      1. I believe Cocytus is meant specifically for traitors and the source of the water is just symbolism for humanity’s sin. As far as traitors go, I don’t think the demon lords qualify other than arguably the fallen angel.

        Oh, though one of the giants that Heracles killed was used to get there, so it’s kinda interesting that the Giant demon lord is one that died just now.
        Not really any dragon connections as far as I know, unless we’re talking Lucifer with his bat-wings.

    1. Yeah, Ira mentioned that Makoto is temporarily immortal so he’s fine for now. Though I imagine if he doesn’t sacrifice some Demon Lords before the God anima wears off, he’s kinda screwed.

  1. So is Makoto going to replenish his lifespan soon? He’s just been spamming sacrificial spells since coming to the past and the last time I remember him trying to replenish, he got stopped from offering up one of Mel’s family members. Dude is like eternally on 1 month lifespan remaining.

    1. They mentioned it when Mel was carrying Makoto to Laberintos after leaving the rest on some mountain to train that on the way there he used Sacrificial Offering on ever monster they encountered and that ended up giving him 100 years of lifespan. Mel ended up terrified of him singing and being happy every time he sacrificed a monster. Anyways it doesn’t really matter right now how much lifespan he has because it’s currently infinite due to Ira’s Anima so he can afford to keep spamming all these spells that use up lifespan.

      1. Technically, the most up-to-date value we have is 3 days, I think. Though that doesn’t factor in what he gained from the Bifrons battle or enemies defeated right here-I doubt it’s much though.

        1. Ah you’re right. For some reason I misremembered that the Bifrons battle happened before his off-screen Sacrificial Offering rampage.

  2. Woooow, so epic! Thank you for the chapter!

    Mana, ether, anima… have the latter two even been mentioned before?

    1. I don’t think ether has been mentioned before but anima has been by I think Helemerck? I forgot but IIRC, it should be the like “mana” of the Gods or in other terms, Divinity.

      1. Mana is magic power used by humans.
        Anima is divinity used by gods.
        Ether is dragon veins or earth veins, I believe it was mentioned while at the Undersea Temple by Dia or Makoto.

      2. Ether was mentioned by Bifrons after Makoto synchronised with Ira.

        The Demon Lord was showing a completely leisure expression, but when he saw Makoto-san’s state, his face changed.

        “Strange mana…no, ether…? It is a power I didn’t feel before…” (Bifrons)

        The Demon Lord looked with suspicion at Makoto-san.

  3. Base on the conversation of the demon lords, it seems they were brought up by some god whose not a member of this god divine realm. Just think of this, noah and the others are the one managing milky way and the gods infringing them are from andromeda galaxy due to some bet or punishments that leads to god divine war. Now they were in the process of cleanup due to their folly and some gods are not satisfied and infringe the worlds that produce prayers as gods energy. Noah on the other hand, has been inprisoned for being reckless in using spirits techniques and cause mayhem everywhere while displaying her chest open wide as if it was really big. The gods of two galaxies raise their white flag for temporary ceasefire because the very worlds they were managing that produce divine energies (thru prayers) are affected heavily due to interstellar wars. And now, makoto is in the stage due to noah’s persistence (and being AHDH), he was bridging the gap to cleanup this mess and infringement of worlds and in the process of transforming LIKELY into Spirit King.

    The next questions here is, just how many goddess and woman need Makoto to sync with to completely transform into Spirit King to controlled every element…?

    1. In Past:
      >Momo – For Wind, Fire, Earth, Wood and Metal
      >Anna – For Lightning and Sun
      >Nevia – For Moon
      >Dia – For Water

      In Future:
      >Lucy – For Wind, Fire and Earth
      >Janet – For Lightning
      >Furiae – For Moon
      >Sofia – For Water
      He didn’t have anyone for Wood, Metal and Sun there.
      A lot less than you would expect.

      1. Lucy can use 4 attributes starting with fire, earth, wood, and water. Check the early chapters after Lucy joins Makoto.

        Momo can use all the 7 attributes except spirit magic.

        Sun magic is lightening, wind, light, etc. Metal would fall under earth magic. There is the lightening hero and light hero.

  4. Finally he contacted the lazy Althena, it’s like, girl, your clumsy little sister worked so hard and you haven’t do anything, I’m happy that Makoto forced his way with her. Also, yeah, they are fucked.

  5. Damn, goosebumps!

    Makoto slowly losing his humanity is scary!

    Did he offer Anna’s lifespan when they synchro’ed? Or is it his own?

    God rank magic casted by a mortal. He might catch the eye of troublesome beings.

    Thanks for the chapter!

  6. What people do not understand is that even if Makoto is using divinity and lifespan to increase his mana to use, at the end Makoto is the one constructing the spell, shaping it, and targeting it at the enemies. His magic proficiency is over 1,000. No more of the 999.1 and 999.3 nonsense. That soulbook will not show any number higher than 999 even if he has 1000+.

    Also, Makoto is four timing with the goddesses. First Noah, then Eir, Ira, and Althena.

    Does this natural gigolo born know no limits or restraints! How many more goddess must be bring down before he is satisfied.

    1. I think Althena is still tilting towards Sakurai. He was blessed by her and it was stated that his appearance was to her liking or something.
      So technically he is 3 timing the goddesses🤔🤔🤣🤣

  7. Im 100% sure that the only one of the demon lords who is gonna live is the beast king Zagan just because is the only one that it’s need in the future

    1. I agree, Zagan might have recognized him if he joined that battle with Sakurai and not Great Sage Momo. Valac is alive too since Rosalie defeated him with another sun country hero 100 years ago before Makoto became the Roze’s hero.

      Although the legends say that some demon lords went missing. They could be hiding in the other continents.

    2. I agree. Might be that Zagan got spared due to being blown away. Those 5 left may get converted into Makoto’s life span.

    3. Astaroth also survived and Valac lived long enough for Rosalie to kill him 100 years before the story began.

  8. Thanks for the chapter !

    I think that he is over 1000 but that the soul book cannot show it because it exceed mortal possibilities. Plus, with the RPG skill, it’s like Makoto isn’t affected by the world’s limitations

  9. Thanks for the chapter!

    Lol, I would love to know what Makoto said that caught Althena’s attention. I imagine something along the lines of “Hey, lazy bitch! Ira said you’re more useless than she is!”

  10. This chapter was the bomb! Makoto used the ice magic magnifying glass again,this time on Anna. It’s about time to take out the trash. Bet he’s about to mess up the 4 left and the Dragon King. He had Divinity from Noah and then some from Ira. I don’t think you could even classify him as human anymore. He’s going to destroy the million and I want to know which Demon Lords survive.

  11. His lifespans should be depleted after the fight with brifon so seeing makoto fired off saint rank magic over and over is a bit strange
    That’s why I’m assuming him killing off some demons in the preliminary before facing off against demon Lords had recharged his lifespans
    Now then, how much is a god rank spells costed? They did killed the giant lord so maybe it’s enough but I’m still curious about the price later

    1. I feel like people skipped a chapter back when Reigokai dropped two for the Ira conversation. Ira told Makoto that he was at least temporarily immortal and beyond the limits placed on humanity. That’s why he can spam magic like this.

    2. Ira said one of the abilities is called “Infinite Life.”
      That may block lifespan depletion during the Bifrons fight.

  12. Thanks for the chapter.. looks like Dragon King-san will be sacrificed for increasing Makoto’s life span.. I wonder how many years will he gain from it.

  13. At this point in time the lifespan doesn’t seem to matter anymore, the author just uses it when it’s convenient and doesn’t give any satisfactory explanation. The sacrificial technique is forbidden for a reason, there should be consequences for using it.

    1. Anna has never used a sacrificial technique before so she’s fine. Plus she’s a heaven winged folk and I doubt they have the same lifespan as a human to begin with. As for Makoto, it was in the story not that many chapters ago where Ira told Makoto he was now beyond the limits placed on humans because of having some of Ira’s own divinity inside him. Right now he’s using that as a fuel source rather than his own lifespan.

    2. At this point? At this point specifically Takki has free license to use it as much as he wants, since he’s got infinite lifespan until the anima wears off.
      It might drain the anima faster, or maybe not. It depends how reliable Ira’s statement of “infinite” is.

      His last use of it was during the fight against Bifrons, which weakened him greatly and left him 3 days to live. By my count, he’s still only got 3 days plus however much he got for helping slay Bifrons once the super mode wears off.

  14. “Ira-sama…please grant this foolish human a momentary miracle…” (Makoto)
    Heh, Makoto knows how to ask tsundere
    Hm… Wonder who was it, talking to them in synchro. Ira? Or did he forcefully called ‘ima busy, duhh’ Althena?
    Cocytus?Fallen Angel going to like it uwu
    If Astaroth-san is a Fire Ancient Dragon he will like it too. But now is the point, is it still a low offence restraining spell or a full-fledged ice nuke at the level of Ice Eon? Kinda want Makoto to Sacrifice(butcher) a demon lord. But whom will he to? Eir? Ira? Or himself?

  15. 5 demon lords at the start, +1 dragon demon lord coming later, – 1 demon lord iblis already dead, – 1 sea king never leaves his element. +1 great demon lord? = 9 demon lords or is the great demon lord not included in the demon lords? I need to re-read I think we’re missing one demon lord.

    1. Immortal King Bifrons
      Dragon King Astaroth
      Black Knight Cain
      Beast King Zagan
      Fallen Angel King Erinyes
      Fiend King Barbatos
      Giant King Goliath
      Sea King Fornius
      Insect King Valac

      Lead by the Great Demon Lord, Iblis.

  16. OK so THIS is Ice Age.

    So this spell is called Cocytus eh? I wonder if there’ll be a spell later called Helheim then.

    Anyways so Makoto pulled the same trick that he did with Sakurai and make a water lens to gather light to charge Anna. I expected it take out more than one demon lord though. Especially since it was empowered as a sacrificial technique. Dammit Althena, aren’t you supposed to be the responsible one? Your ponkotsu imouto has been more helpful.

    I think people are forgetting something when complaining about Makoto firing off all these spells that use up lifespan all willy-nilly: Makoto’s lifespan is currently INFINITE. Even if you take away from infinity, it’s still infinity. There’s no need to worry about him running out of lifespan right now. Besides he’s been said to have used the Sacrificial Offering a bunch off-screen and raised his lifespan to 100 years before he got Anima. He only has to worry about lifespan if his Anima wore off mid-battle which it should not be an issue.

    And now the Dragon King Astaroth has arrived. I think the most important thing people want to know is… are they a dragon loli? I mean Mel has the dragon onee-san aspect covered so…

  17. Please don’t let Makoto become a vegetable like Kamille Bidan(gundam zeta). He’s using 100% of clear mind + abnormal divinity so much I’m scared he might become debilitated….

  18. I hesitate to say the demon lords were forced on the back-foot, but they were certainly unnerved by the display of the power couple. Mostly Takki, but Anna helped. They picked one off at least.

    The Dragon King dying…probably isn’t a big deal, since he hasn’t played a major role in the next cycle. Though I wonder if someone else will survive and replace him. Maybe crushing him will be Takki’s way of demoralizing the Demon Lords and bluffing an end to the battle before they run out of steam.

    Was the goddess Anna heard Ira or…Althena? My assumption was Ira, but it would be neat if this was the first contact with her and the synchronization would make sense.
    I was thinking that Takki might sacrifice Astaroth for that sweet, sweet lifespan, but that would, firstly, make the Water Country kinda terrifying in the future and, secondly, doesn’t match the probably lethal god rank magic incoming. Though to be fair, Cocytus is probably the name of Dante’s ninth circle of hell where everything is a frozen lake-perfect for sealing a target’s movements absolutely. Technically, Hades has a river by that name, but it’s probably gonna be the ice-themed one.

  19. This is only Light Hero version 1.0
    Future Light Hero has version 2.0

    Yeah, I’m not worried about his lifespan either. I’m worried about his divinity running out before the Boss fight. And I’m super worried about Cain hugging Makoto in fromt of Anna. But… on the sliding scale of Idealism v Pessimism this manga is firmly and solidly on the power fantasy Idealism side (so far). Trust might win over revenge? Idk.

    Maybe the Titans are baddies, maybe the Outer Gods (or whatever they were called) are baddies. Maybe I’m getting too ahead of myself trying to guess the Big Plot.

    Honestly, tho. I’m still a little emotionally stuck on Highland and Commerce Land raiding moony devilkin and enslaving them. Was Athena distracted or approving? Was Ira too narrow sighted or approving? I get that Noeh is a bit weird with her freedom policy, but i was a bit … confused… when the goddesses accepted the new Moon kingdom so quickly.

  20. Thanks so much for the chapter!
    I gave up on the run since here chapters came out after 2am… but I really enjoy reading this story and the comments.
    Thanks everyone!
    And eager to see Makoto’s frozen hell!

  21. makoto spending lifespan as if it is tissue papers lol

    but shouldnt be a problem if he manage to sacrifice the demon lords for extra lifespan

  22. Hm, why is everyone urging makoto to sacrifice a demon lord? If im not wrong isnt Eir said its bad to sacrifice a demon lord? Their subordinate is fine, but they themself isnt.

    1. Not exactly. Rather, Bifrons was the one that outed what sacrificing a demon means, and Eir was happy to let it happen before he spoke up.

      The issue is that some souls-I think it’s ones with strong defiance against the gods-need time for “processing”. Scrub and purify them before reincarnating them. Otherwise, they come out…unstable. Eir immediately reincarnated what’s-her-name because she was in a rush for strong heroes, but if Takki gave her a Demon Lord soul, she can probably take her sweet time cleaning it to give the next cycle a real reliable ally in battle.

  23. “God Rank Water Spell: [Cocytus].” (Makoto)
    Is that just the Name or a Reference to The Irregular at magic Highschool 😂 because if it is I know what’s gonna happen next

  24. Thank you kami-sama. We gained 1 so it’s still 8 to go.

    Late cause I fell asleep before I could read the chapter. After this 1 felt isn’t this going a little too fast? Not enough time time savor all thr goodness. We it’s fun in it’s own way so whether it’s good or bad I don’t know. Til next time.

  25. Hmm… My man just straight up called a God… And not just any God, a Goddess named Altheena who probably has 0 affection towards him atm.

    I’m so proud!

    On a side note, Makoto really loves min-maxing his lifespan and mana. Truly a dedicated gamer.

  26. Thanks for the Chapter (´-﹏-`)
    Dang the notification betrayed me…
    And that’s it, the world become a ice age

  27. Wow, looks like Makoto really is going to take the role of the Saviour for himself. Also, Althena was watching after all. I knew she was keeping silent on purpose. The demon lords are about to have a reaaaaaaaaaally bad day.
    If my theory that this actually the real history playing out and the history every knows in the present is fiction to fool the enemy and hide Makoto’s existence from the Devils is true, then the Beast king will barely survive and the dragon king will escape, but the rest are toast. That feeling when you’re badass demon lord who’s ruled the world for eons but is killed off in two chapters of your appearance. Feels bad man~

    Thanks for the translation!

    1. That feeling when you’re badass demon lord who’s ruled the world for eons but is killed off in two chapters of your appearance. Feels bad man~
      👆
      lol, that would be so hilarious. if a bit sad. like, they’re supposed to be last bosses, but in just a single Encounter, where they were supposed to crush the Hero and show off, they ended up being wiped.

  28. I think it should be mentioned here that Makoto also has an at-will SMB Starman ability much like Sa-san’s, but has a longer time limit (if it actually has one, aside from how long it would take to deplete his divinity (temp)).

  29. thanks for chap
    oh lol so he wanted to take out max number of demon lords with the dragon king being the one he can’t miss,so sad just arriving at this scene to die

  30. This is awesome man, keep going!
    Although I guess he will loose his divinity, but keep his virginity, after this

  31. Poor Demon lords… Normally they would be at least mid bosses but Makoto made them look like random mobs

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