WM – Chapter 280: Takatsuki Makoto’s reunion with the Calamity Witch

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Queen of the Moon Country Laphroaig, Nevia. 

But there’s no one who would call her by that name.

Calamity Witch.

That’s what she is called.

The traitor of humanity, the Cursed Oracle.

She is a witch that only has that kind of bad image, but the woman in front of us was making a smile with no ill intentions. 

“Nevia-dono, pray tell me why you are stopping us. Defeating the Light Hero and his party was the order of that great personage, Iblis-sama.” (Astaroth)

The low voice of Astaroth resonated.

“At this rate, with Cocytus in effect, the people of the Demonic Continent will perish. Also, if a fight happens here, the Demon Lords that can’t move will be caught up in it, you know?” (Nevia)

Saying this, Queen Nevia looks around. 

Just as she said, the Fiend King, the Insect King, and the Beast King were stopped by the effect of the God Rank Spell.

But that’s strange. 

(…Then why can Queen Nevia move?) (Makoto)

Erinyes can move because she is originally an angel from the Divine Realm. 

The Ancient Dragon King has the blood of a Dragon God.

Even if she is an Oracle, she should still be a human. 

Even Demon Lords can’t move in the range of the Cocytus, and yet, why can she act naturally inside it? 

It is plain creepy. 

“You are…whose ally? You are the queen of Laphroaig, right?!” (Anna)

Anna-san shouted. 

Right, it must have been quite shocking for the Moon Country’s queen to be talking to a Demon Lord friendlily.

“I am everyone’s ally. Of course, of yours too.” (Nevia)

Queen Nevia says this with a smile. 

(I am impressed she can say that…) (Makoto)

No matter how you look at it, she is on the side of the Demon Lords. 

She is a wicked woman that left her name in history, and had connections with the Demon Lords. 

But I can’t see any signs of evil intentions from her.

“…”

Anna-san was directing a look of suspicion at her with her sword still readied. 

At the very least, she doesn’t seem to be swallowing anything Queen Nevia is saying. 

“Nevia, it won’t work. It looks like your prided Charm doesn’t affect these two.” (Erinyes)

“Yeah, I wanted to resolve this peacefully…” (Nevia)

The Fallen Angel King landed by the side of the queen.

When I looked closely, the Moon Queen’s eyes were shining golden.

She intended on Charming us, huh.

What part of that is peaceful?

I got uneasy and confirmed the face of Anna-san. 

…It is okay. 

She is not getting charmed. 

Her being Charmed for a second should have been my imagination…most likely. 

“Then, no other choice but to ask.” (Nevia)

The Moon Queen sighs lightly and approaches us. 

I don’t feel any pressure from them.

Compared to the Ancient Dragon King and the Fallen Angel King, she is the very definition of harmless. 

And yet, Anna-san and I take a few steps back.

“Hero-sama, can you please stop the Cocytus?” (Nevia)

The Moon Queen speaks to me.

“You must not, Takatsuki Makoto.” (Ira)

“I know.” (Makoto)

Ira-sama’s voice resonates. 

It goes without saying. 

Cocytus is our lifeline. 

The moment I stop it, we would get attacked by the Demon Lords here and die. 

“Valiant Hero, Takatsuki Makoto-sama.” (Nevia)

The Moon Queen calls my name. 

Her voice was sweet and it even felt as if she were whispering in my ear. 

“What is it?” (Makoto)

“You must have stopped at the poor demon village on your way here, right?” (Nevia)

“…What about it?” (Makoto)

I responded shortly. 

Looks like she was watching us. 

“If Cocytus is completed, even those innocent people will be dying. No, it is the God Rank Spell, Cocytus. It is a spell that continues inflicting pain even after death. Is there anything as cruel as that? Are you a Hero-sama that does something as heartless as that?” (Nevia)

It wasn’t a tone of criticism, but a kind question. 

God Rank Magic has way too much range. 

And a human like me can’t do the minute controls of it.

That’s why it ended up being the whole Demonic Continent.

She pointed out the ugly parts of it. 

“Demons have been making us suffer the whole time! Saying something so irresponsible as stopping it when they are simply being hit back at!” (Anna)

Anna-san shouts.

She has been living in these kinds of times for far longer than me, and this was a shout directly from her heart. 

“But there’s demon children that have just been born, and a lot of devilkins that were born from the union of demons and humans. Within them, there’s many that couldn’t leave these lands and wanted to finish their lives in peace here. Are you telling them all to die? Is that the wish of a Hero?” (Nevia)

“…Sophistry.” (Anna)

Anna-san wasn’t pulling back. 

But her words were weakening. 

I stand in front of her. 

“You should be negotiating with me. I won’t be stopping the Cocytus no matter what you say.” (Makoto)

I say straight. 

In reality, killing the residents of the Demonic Continent indiscriminately is bringing a lot of pain in my heart…

If I didn’t have Clear Mind, I probably wouldn’t have been able to endure it. 

Even so, I simply shouldn’t stop the spell.

The Moon Queen smiled as if she had expected this. 

“Hero-sama, your wish is to take the life of that great personage, Iblis-sama, right?” (Nevia)

“Nevia, what are you saying?” (Erinyes)

The Fallen Angel King directed a gaze of suspicion to what the Moon Queen said. 

I also think I know where she is getting at. 

“That great personage, Iblis-sama, will apparently meet you, Valiant Hero-sama.” (Nevia)

“Wa?!” 

“Huh?” 

“What?!” 

Voices of surprise were raised from both the Hero and the Demon Lord side.

I silently look at Queen Nevia’s eyes. 

She had her usual smile, and I can’t tell what she is thinking. 

“This is a trap, right?” (Makoto)

“Fufu…who knows. But it is rare to get a chance to meet Iblis-sama, you know?” (Nevia)

The Moon Queen didn’t deny my question. 

“Takatsuki Makoto, don’t get deceived.” (Ira)

I nod at the warning of Ira-sama.

I won’t be taking her words at face value. 

“Of course, I know that alone won’t serve for a negotiation. That’s why I will be giving presents to everyone.” (Nevia)

Saying this, the Moon Queen prayed while facing the sky. 

“My great lord, please grant us momentary night.” (Nevia)

(Her target for prayer isn’t the Moon Goddess Naia-sama…?) (Makoto)

Before I could even suspect her, something unbelievable happened. 

The light of the sun was obscured…and we were shrouded in darkness.

And then…the starry sky and the moon showed up.

“No way…” (Ira)

I heard the dumbfounded voice of the Destiny Goddess-sama as I myself was taken aback.

“Anna-san!” (Makoto)

“…!” (Anna)

The Light Hero-san grows pale at my voice. 

The source of the Light Hero’s power is the sunlight. 

This is bad, the power of the Light Hero is going to be reduced.

“Don’t worry. I simply called the night for a mere moment.” (Nevia)

Looks like the Moon Queen doesn’t intend to attack us.

All the people living in this continent.” (Nevia)

The voice of the Moon Queen resonates. 

You must by no means bring harm to the Light Hero and her comrades.” (Nevia)

Despite the volume of her voice not being high at all, her voice resonated far and wide. 

The ones who break this promise will be brought a gruesome death.” (Nevia)

She ended it with some dangerous stuff. 

It didn’t take long for the surroundings to turn bright again, and the light of the sun returned. 

“How’s this, Hero-sama?” (Nevia)

“Even if you tell me that…” (Makoto)

With just that verbal promise alone…hm?

I hurriedly look at the eyes of the Fallen Angel King. 

This is…

“Nevia, what’s the meaning of this? To put a Curse on me…” (Erinyes)

The Fallen Angel King asked with a demanding tone. 

Right, the words of the Moon Queen just now were a Curse. 

“It can’t be helped. If I didn’t, the Hero-sama wouldn’t undo his spell after all.” (Nevia)

Did she really Curse the demons of the whole continent? 

Isn’t that on the realm of Gods?

“Fufu, I am normally casting Charm on the people, so Cursing is easy.” (Nevia)

Queen Nevia must have noticed my questioning look, she said this as if nothing. 

Furiae-san has told me before that Charm is a type of Curse. 

Then, seriously?

“There’s no doubt. A Death Curse has been placed on all the residents of the Demonic Continent. The activation condition is ‘harm the Light Hero or her party’.” (Ira)

I had no choice but to believe her with the words of the Destiny Goddess-sama. 

“But if you were to undo that Curse, you could break the promise…” (Anna)

“Undoing a Curse is harder than placing it. It would most likely take several days to dispel.” (Ira)

Ira-sama refutes the words of Anna-san.

Then, the residents of the Demonic Continent really can’t attack us? 

(Then, can’t we attack them one-sidedly?) (Makoto)

“Takatsuki Makoto…no matter how you put it, that’s just…” (Ira)

“I am kidding, Ira-sama.” (Makoto)

Killing people that can’t fight back one-sidedly is not good.

The Moon Queen was smiling as always. 

That smile of hers gave me vague fears. 

(There’s at least merit in stopping the God Rank Spell…) (Makoto)

If I don’t finish the activation, the Divinity of the Goddess stays in my body. 

In other words, even though the range of it will be small, I will still be able to cast one more God Rank Spell.

Our main objective is to defeat the Great Demon Lord. 

The forces of the Demonic Continent can’t attack us because of the curse. 

The Great Demon Lord itself is saying it wants to meet us.

Moreover, keeping my Divinity. 

This can’t be called anything but a trap.

“Makoto-san…” (Anna)

Anna-san pulls my sleeve uneasy. 

She is looking pretty worn out. 

I want her to take a break already.

“…I will undo Cocytus.” (Makoto)

I stopped the God Rank Spell I was controlling. 

Strength leaves my body in a rush. 

I endure falling right then and there.

The world dyed white was slowly regaining its color. 

“Thank you very much, Hero-sama.” (Nevia)

As if she had complete faith that I would stop my spell, the Moon Queen thanked me with a smile. 

“I can’t take this. I came all the way here from the South Continent to kill the Heroes, and yet, I was casted a Curse to not attack the Heroes. I am leaving.” (Erinyes)

Saying this, the Fallen Angel King flaps her wings and disappears into the sky. 

The Ancient Dragon King was silently looking down here. 

I don’t know what it is thinking, but it doesn’t seem like it intends to attack us. 

So we have a temporary ceasefire here, huh. 

Just when I was thinking about taking a small break…

“Oh, the Fallen Angel King Eri has left, huh.” 

“Gah!” 

I had my neck grabbed with incredible strength and raised up just like that. 

My consciousness was about to fly away, but in that time, I learned that the one who was grabbing my neck was the Fiend King.

“Makoto-san!” (Anna)

“Don’t move, so called Light Hero.” 

A hoarse voice that overlapped with the scream of Anna-san reached my ears.

The Insect King stood in the way of Anna-san. 

So these guys have come back.

Oi, this isn’t what was promised…

“We are going to kill these guys. That’s okay, right, Nevia-dono?” (Barbatos)

“Ah! …You must no—” (Nevia)

The claws of the Fiend King touch my neck and…

(…Aah, my consciousness is…) (Makoto)

Just when it was about to cut off…

“Makoto-dono!” 

“Master!” 

By the time I noticed, I was being held by Johnny-san and Momo.

Eh? Didn’t they run away?

“These two said they wanted to come back no matter what, so we did. That was close, Spirit User-kun.” (Mel)

Even the White Dragon-san came back.

Wait, what about the Fiend King that attacked me?! 

“This is…you used Teleport to move and cut me, huh… Even though it was after being hit with God Rank Magic, I lowered my guard.” (Barbatos)

The Fiend King was stumbling as if wounded. 

Now that I look closely, the arm that was grabbing my neck was cut off.

I noticed that it was the katana of Johnny-san that did that.

“Nevia-dono…this curse… You seriously cursed us.” (Barbatos)

The Fiend King was glaring at the Moon Queen with hatred while blood came out from his mouth.

“I told you you shouldn’t…” (Nevia)

Queen Nevia sighed faintly. 

“Uhm…I was about to be killed here though.” (Makoto)

“Sorry for the rudeness of the Fiend King-san.” (Nevia)

I directed eyes of criticism, but the Moon Queen was aloof.

“I will have you keep your promise.” (Makoto)

“Of course. I will bring you to the great personage, Iblis-sama, okay?” (Nevia)

I was on the verge of being killed by a Demon Lord, and the Demon Lord is on the verge of death because of the curse, and yet, the Moon Queen alone felt like she was going at her own pace. 

The other Demon Lords were looking here as if displeased. 

But they didn’t attack us and they left one after the other. 

At that moment, a host-like man approached us. 

The Fiend King.

“Hey, sorry about that, Hero-kun. I thought I could kill you.” (Barbatos)

He speaks lightly.

The arm Johnny-san cut off has already regenerated. 

But maybe because of the effect of the curse, his face was bluish.

“You too, it seems you are suffering quite a bit there from the curse.” (Makoto)

I return it with sarcasm. 

“Totally. I have 4 lives, so I was thinking about sacrificing one to kill you, but the curse was stronger than I thought. I might have lost all 4 of them there. So in that sense, you could say I was the one who was saved there.” (Barbatos)

The Fiend King laughs out loud. 

Was that a dark joke?

“Now then, I will be leaving, but…can humans face that personage and remain sane?” (Barbatos)

Saying something suggestive there, the Fiend King used Teleport to leave. 

The Insect King and Beast King are already gone. 

What’s left is…

“Helemerck.” (Astaroth)

The Ancient Dragon King called Mel-san by her name. 

As always, just its voice alone already had outrageous pressure. 

“…”

Mel-san was looking to the side as if finding this awkward. 

“I have something to talk with you about. Come later.” (Astaroth)

Saying this, the Ancient Dragon King also left.

Mel-san isn’t looking good.

Is she okay…?

Anyways, all the Demon Lords have left.

The ones remaining are the Light Hero-san, Johnny-san, Momo, and the White Dragon-san.

Also the Moon Queen, but black armored dragon knights have been gathering one after the other for a while now. 

Looks like they finally managed to come after Cocytus was undone. 

It is the people of the Moon Country that chased after us, but it doesn’t seem like they are attacking us for now. 

Or more like, if the curse is working, they shouldn’t be able to attack us either. 

“The Great Demon Lord-sama will be meeting you tomorrow. Until then, please stay in our city.” (Nevia)

“Our city?” (Makoto)

I tilt my head at the words of Queen Nevia.

When talking about the city she rules…

“You are telling us to return to Laphroaig?” (Makoto)

“No, to the capital that the great personage rules in the North Continent.” (Nevia)

“There’s a place like that…?” (Makoto)

“Please come.” (Nevia)

The Moon Queen rides on the back of the Taboo Dragon and flies off with us still confused.

We also hurriedly rode the White Dragon-san and chased after her. 

We advanced through the ashen continent for a while, and a big open place was coming in sight. 

“We have arrived.” (Nevia)

The voice of Queen Nevia resonates. 

“Waaah…” (Momo)

I heard the voice of admiration from Momo.

Johnny-san and Anna-san were astonished. 

The capital of the Demonic Continent. 

The place of the Great Demon Lord that reigned the world 1,000 years ago.

I did imagine it being a giant metropolis, but…to think it would be to this extent. 

Buildings that continued on as far as the eye can see.

A scenery as if seeing the whole city of Tokyo from a multistoried building. 

A gigantic city that far surpasses the Highland capital of the future by leaps and bounds spread before our eyes.

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112 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 280: Takatsuki Makoto’s reunion with the Calamity Witch

    1. ““I am everyone’s ally. Of course, of yours too.” (Nevia)”
      Really ? Is there a hidden meaning in her words ?

      “Right, it must have been quite shocking for the Moon Country’s queen to be talking to a Demon Lord friendlily.”
      Really ? Makoto ? You are saying that, of all people ? You actually got along with Cain and he was even creeped out by your lack of common sense.

      “Her being Charmed for a second should have been my imagination…most likely. ”
      No, she was definitely Charmed.

      ““My great lord, please grant us momentary night.” (Nevia)
      (Her target for prayer isn’t the Moon Goddess Naia-sama…?) (Makoto)”
      Who was her target of prayer ? Iblis ?

      ““Fufu, I am normally casting Charm on the people, so Cursing is easy.” (Nevia)”
      Bullshit. There is no way she can do that, even with the full moon. She even cursed Astaroth, who has thick dragon god blood.

      “(Then, can’t we attack them one-sidedly?) (Makoto)
      “Takatsuki Makoto…no matter how you put it, that’s just…” (Ira)
      “I am kidding, Ira-sama.” (Makoto)”
      Ira-chan is really kind. She isn’t ready to do anything to kill the Demons, even though it would be an easy way to win.

      “As if she had complete faith that I would stop my spell, the Moon Queen thanked me with a smile. ”
      Can she actually see the future ?

      ““Totally. I have 4 lives, so I was thinking about sacrificing one to kill you, but the curse was stronger than I thought. I might have lost all 4 of them there. So in that sense, you could say I was the one who was saved there.” (Barbatos)”
      No, Barbatos ! Don’t kill yourself ! You were farmed by millions of players and died millions of times. Even then ! You must cherish your life !
      https://i.imgur.com/uqzqtmt.jpeg

      1. You totally missed the point about “cursing being easy”. She literally ignores Cocytus, that means that some strong god descended inside of her.

        1. Really ? I am not sure about a God descending inside of her. It could be something else as well. Like borrowing power from Iblis in order to be protected from Cocytus and to curse the people from the Demon Continent.

    1. It doesn’t look like they can resolve this by normal means. Also we might see more into the battle of the gods since the great demon lord seems to be on a realm above that of mortals.

      1. Nevia’s abnormal power is really strange. How can she even curse an entire Continent. I am not buying her excuse. Even if she is used to Charm people, there’s no way she can cast magic in the realm of Gods.
        Nevia is also Makoto’s worst enemy. He will be completely helpless if she decides to curse him.

        1. As long as Makoto has the divinity, I don’t think she can harm him. It’s true that she might be getting something from the god realm. But Makoto is also someone that’s a hard counter for her charm. Not even the great demon lord can affect him with RPG player, I bet

        2. I think she’s like Makoto but in charm or moon magic. Her proficiency is definitely above 99. If we remember correctly, Furiae’s moon magic is saint rank and maybe hers is like that and her proficiency is way higher. She’s constantly charming everyone in her own country and even the people outside like the ones in the demon village. Plus, Iblis probably lent her power to change the day and the mana to curse everyone.

          1. That’s the most likely explanation. It is unlikely she would be able to Charm all people on the Demon Continent, even Astaroth, using only her own power. She must have borrowed power from Iblis, like when Bifrons called the night. He said that he borrowed it from Iblis.

          2. You guys are saying that Iblis can lend all this power on his own, then how the hell was he defeated by Abel in the original history??

          3. I wonder about that too. I am actually suspecting that there was never an original timeline and it was actually Makoto who made the defeat of Iblis possible.

          4. Yeah but Ira said Iblis could not have been the one to lend him power otherwise she would have noticed as the Destiny Goddess. That’s why they started suspecting Noah or Naia right?

            Anyways, we haven’t seen the Great Demon Lord yet but we have seen a lot of his feats. Constant Pitch Dark Clouds which is supposedly a God rank spell, making Astaroth his general which is at the peak of the world before Iblis came aside from Leviathan and Behemoth, and interfering with history though it needed sacrifices, it’s not looking too good for the legendary party. I can’t really imagine how they would defeat Iblis who made Astaroth submit to him and that Astaroth against Makoto using Cocytus and Anna with her Seraph spell had a clash where even Ira couldn’t predict the outcome. And that was Astaroth at half his strength, if Iblis can still be stronger that even Astaroth at full strength, I can’t imagine what can they do about him.

          5. I’m thinking Makoto will utilize the skills of his dagger. The dagger can normally, only cut at close range, but when he uses lifespan or there’s a miracle like when he cut the finger of the Old Man Titan, he might be able to pull it off.

      2. Maybe the demon lord has some kind of specific weakness? Like if he leaves his castle then he can only use a part of his power, after all, they’ve said he’s always there.

    2. Yeah. I mean, I suspect that Nevia is protected by Iblis or something like that, so it is probably why Cocytus isn’t affecting her. If it is really the case, then, Makoto and Anna don’t stand a chance against Iblis. Anna was barely able to match Astaroth and Makoto’s Cocytus didn’t do anything against Nevia, so there’s no way Cocytus would actually work against Iblis.

      1. I imagine Naia is in descent secretly, like Ira was. Naia would probably be easily immune to a portion of Ira’s divinity being stretched out for a nerfed version of a god rank spell.

        Maybe that’s why Iblis is supposedly so strong. It could be Naia passing some strength to Iblis and doing other stuff themselves, and the constant usage of divinity masks her descent, while allowing Naia to play with mortals she likes, like Iblis.

  1. Wow. And that city were full of casinos with bunny girls as well idol concerts on the streets. The street vibe isnlike cyberpunk 2077 that was buggy

  2. Ugghh. At this point, going back to the present is less of a problem than surviving this ordeal..

    Thanks for the chapter.

  3. Hmmm… Isn’t Nevia totally broken? She prayed not to Nevia but Iblis instead it seems. And being able to curse even Astaroth who might have even defeated Anna and Makoto in the Cocytus, that’s insane.

    Makoto already knows it’s a trap so he better be preparing something to counter Iblis. I wonder however what they’ll talk about. Maybe Iblis will accidentally reveal Makoto’s identity as a time traveller and an Apostle of Noah? I can’t wait to see its gender too.

    The city is a bit sus too. Did Iblis have a hand in developing it or is it because the demons have had so much time to develop their technologies? Anyways, the basics of RPG requires the player to investigate the location so I bet Makoto will do just that.

  4. Thanks for the chapter!
    *rubs temples*
    Yes, lets just….do what the CALAMITY WITCH says!
    What could possibly go wrong?!

  5. thanks for the chapter.
    man, this is the worst why does makoto have to undo his spell…. why not just kill all of them….. this is stupid….. if makoto kill all of the demons there would be less enemy to fight later…. Even though he have the complete advantages….. I mean all is fair in war right?

    1. Well, they have shaky chances to even fight Astaroth and Erinyes.
      The other demon lords aren’t dead, just paralyzed.
      Great Demon Lord Iblis is the most important target and is stronger than Astaroth.
      If Makoto kills everyone indiscriminately here, they lose to Iblis due to no more divinity.
      Indiscriminate massacre is inhumane, so trying to say “It’s war so everything is alright.” won’t really be good for the reader perspective or for Makoto who has some agency to look at what he thinks is morally alright.
      And there is probably more.

    2. Because to kill all the Demon Lords there he needs to complete the Cocytus spell which would use up all the remainder of his divinity. That means he wouldn’t have any ability to shoot God Rank magic at Iblis and any of the other Demon Lords who aren’t present.

  6. I don’t like all the thing about Nevia, or to be more exact I don’t like the Moon Goddess Naia, she don’t act at all and now even seem like his own Oracle pray to other God (with Furiae she also become a Holy Maiden, but that’s at least something done be a felow Goddess from the same position), it’s to abnormal, to strange, the situation make me feel bad.

    1. I understand why she’s so indifferent though. She was offered to this world’s deities as a hostage. Maybe she’s feeling sad and angry which is why she doesn’t even meet her fellow goddesses in the meetings and why even Althena doesn’t force her to join even though she’s incredibly strict about it.

      1. The thing it’s that it this is something diplomatic between pantheons and the olympian treat her well, and instead of be sad or angry it was said that she simple isn’t interesed, his whole attitude is strange, this concern directly to her in the senses that the Oracle is her representative, is too werid.

        1. Yes, they treat her well but if you look at her perspective, her movements are quite normal. She must have felt betrayed and is upset on her family for sending her to another world as a hostage and whatever the Holy Gods do is irrelevant in this case. Who cares if they give her authority as a member of the 7 Goddeses if she doesn’t care? The fact is, her fellow gods sent her out as a hostage and treating her good will not change that. What her Oracle does should normally concern her but she doesn’t care what happens about her followers in the first place.

          She doesn’t belong there so why should she care about what happens?Did she ask for authority and responsibilities as compensation? Althena just pushed those on her as a way to show that she belongs but why should she follow that? She chooses an oracle based on who’s the most beautiful and then leaves them alone which clearly shows her disinterest on her believers. That to me clearly shows that she didn’t want her position as a member of the 7 Goddesses that came with responsibilities. Which is why even if Nevia is acting against the Holy Gods is of no concern to her because it doesn’t personally matter to her.

      1. I feel like she probably only chooses an oracle because it’s a requirement as one of the goddesses to have one.

        1. It was already mentioned last chapter that Naia finds it absolutely boring so she doesn’t do a damn thing she makes an oracle and be on her way out I also have this feeling she maybe behind Makoto and his friends summoning along with Makoto’s summoning getting botched and messing up his stats.

  7. Thank you kami-sama.

    Once again the story takes quick and unexpected turns. Looking forward to the final outcome of the arc.

  8. Since Nevia prayed to somebody other than Naia I assume she was praying to Iblis and that’s also probably the reason why she can move unhindered inside of Cocytus. Anyways I wonder if Nevia has become Iblis’ Apostle since she prayed to him? If so she may have lost Naia’s divine protection since I’m pretty sure you can’t be the Oracle of one god and the Apostle of another. Well even if she lost Naia’s protection, she’d still keep all her skills like Charm and Destiny Magic since we were previously told that any gifts or skills that a goddess gives to a person aren’t taken away even if the person is no longer their believer. Ira tried to use that as a loophole to give Makoto Destiny Magic once even when he wanted to remain Noah’s Apostle.

    Welp at least Makoto was able to negotiate with Nevia to undo his magic in exchange for Nevia cursing everybody so they can’t kill him. That saves him some divinity so he can have one more charge of God Rank magic he can use against Iblis if need be.

    Also shut the hell up Barbatos before you get farmed again.

    Anyways now they’re going to the Demonic Continent’s capital to wait before they can have an audience with Iblis. So what are the chances Iblis is a loli?

    1. Now i can’t really think how the hell Makoto will defeat iblis, i guess author-san’s preparing some crazy plot twist here

  9. At this point I’m starting to become suspicious as to whether Iblis actually was defeated originally. let’s not forget that athena’s only condition was for the light hero to live, there was no mention of defeating the great demon lord. Why do I keep feeling like when they go to meet Iblis it will just be Nevia and she uses her persona as moon Oracle to go out.

  10. I’m late on this auspicious occasion. This chapter was delightful and somewhat confusing. She cast a curse that affects Demon Lords? How did she change day to night and place a curse on the whole Demonic continent? That’s some really crazy ability and power. thanks for the chapter.

  11. Thanks for the chapter ^^
    Is the curse just affect every demon in the demonic continent? What about the demon outside it?

  12. Maybe naia is a milky-way or sol system pantheon deity?(the tokyoesque city, iblis gotta have gotten inspiration from somewhere). Also Nevias behavior is exactly like how Ira acted at first as well as the answering of his thoughts. Naia descended confirmed.

  13. Most things I write here are just my assumptions, I read basically the last 100 chapters in the last 2 days thats why everything is kinda fresh, probably not something the author intended?^^ but here a few of my assumptions:

    from what we’ve just read I think it is clear that Naia is not the oracle of the moon goddess, atleast not anymore
    since Ira said that another unknown god is involved … maybe Iblis is not simply “the great demon lord” leading the other demon lords, but the demon god … in the literal sense
    so I am assuming Naia is the apostle of Iblis and Iblis is some kind of god without faction, just that his goals align with the devils and are against the olympian gods etc

    I also assume that there never was a change in the timeline, I mean … how else would you explain all those hints all over the story? the great sage always knew Makoto, I also assume Makoto found a way to go back to the present … remember the ice sarcophagus in the Sages castle that she so desperatly did not want to be touched? Why would Noah make that mark on Makotos Arm with the specific that it absorbs anima from Ira if she did not already know what is going to happen, remember she also has the ability to talk with her past self, how else would Cain know from Noah that he can trust Makoto
    I also assume that Ira and everyone else can’t look into Makotos future because he either became something else than a simple human or simply because he is involved in EVERYTHING
    We also do know that Abel did “vanish” and only Anna was left behind “something they always regretted” and thats why the humans of the present use the present light hero as breeding bull

    I am not sure about how many of the gods actually know what is going on, maybe their memory also got changed? maybe since everything is kept from them because of the clouds Ira tells them the story of the book Makoto has with him, but I think it is more like their memory got changed, atleast the memory from a few gods with at the very least Noah being an exception

    all in all I am also sure that since Noah knew about Makoto needing to use Anima, she knew what is happening in the past, she acted like she did act because she ALWAYS knew about Makoto and I believe that atleast Althena and the water goddess always knew and made sure that Makoto does not get afflicted with any other god than Noah … assuming that I think everything was pre planned by a few certain goddesses … Noah, Althena and the water goddess (forgot her name … ) especially since they always been way to friendly towards each other … AND AS IF THEY DID NOT KNOW THAT MAKOTO IS NOAHS APOSTLE!!!

    and I repeat again: everything above are just my assumptions, I did not ever read any raws only the translated chapters on here, I do not know how much of them is right or wrong, because as I often repeated … pretty much everything is an assumption

  14. Thanks for the chapter!
    That only raises too many questions, tough…
    Will we have our answers in a few days?
    I’m hoping, at least before catching up whith the raws!

  15. I kind of wonder. Will there be a third time travel where Makoto turns out to be Iblis? I vaguely remember in the first chapters, the game he was playing had a secret ending where he could become the Demon Lord or whatever

    It might explain why Nevia seems to play both sides, and might be a part of his trying to save Noah. Without Iblis, no Savior, and without a Savior, no Highland, and without Highland, Noah isn’t accepted as a goddess

  16. Ok hear me out Nevia IS Furiae, and they are also Naia. (Now that I placed all the names together, “ia” is in their names.)

    Okay this theory will assume Naia, Furiae and Nevia is the same with different memories.

    Since even the holy gods can’t find her she must be doing an Ira thing. But locked her memories of being a god.

    After a certain time, she would “die” and be “reborn”. And her memories flushed and erased. This continues until Furiae.

    However she only did that because she has also fallen for Makoto.

    And once Makoto was done in the past, he told his “past” harem that he will return to his place.
    This forced Naia to allow Makoto to place a curse on her (my super wishful thinking) or maybe just cursed herself to reset her memories every now and then. (I dont know why but just think of a Makoto reason).

    The memory lock is so that the past wont be ruined if she new what will happen.
    Lets say she as Furiae bugged Makoto and accidentally revealed something. The timeline will change. So to prevent this, she locked her memories.

    And once Makoto says the magic words she will remember everything.

  17. Thanks for the chapter. I can’t help but wonder what Nevia’s game is. I can’t help but feel that she’s deceived into helping the Great Demon Lord or that she’s his agent and is leading the party into some elaborate trap. I hope the confrontation with Iblis comes soon so we can return to the present, because this arc is kind of starting to drag out.

  18. That turned out slightly different than expected. That queen is making things kind of difficult. She also seems to be cheating, using god class magic of her own somehow. I suppose it’s connected to whoever she was praying to. Too many questions raised in this chapter to talk about and few answers. Rather than writing endless speculation i think I’ll just wait and see.

    Thanks for the translation!

  19. Thank you for the chapter!

    1- Quite the cruel spell there… those “ara ara ufufufu” ladies are the most dangerous…

    2- Hmmm…
    From what the Fiend King said this chapter (“can they remain sane in front of him?”), the Fallen Angel said to Ira (“why don’t you fall to the mortal realm?”), Helemerck said to Makoto about Iblis (“that should not be on the mortal realm”), and what we saw so far (god rank spells)…Iblis should be a demigod at the very least… or, if he got no help from spirits or is possessed by Typhon, maybe even a fallen god? Maybe both? I mean, after Ira descended for so long maybe a devil god would descend as well, and a demigod demon lord would be a perfect host!

    Well, maybe this is just me jumping on shadows (already got a scare from my own one day lolololol), but I wanted the 100th comment to be meaningful! 🙂

    1. What we already know about Iblis from the Great Sage is that Iblis is from a higher realm of existence and came down to the WM World. That realm difference causes the insanity effect, and is the same reason why gods are also causes of insanity.

      Iblis doesn’t seem to be a deity, though.

      1. Oh, there was that, thanks! So most likely a demigod equivalent? Like Sakurai, getting power from 10th seat and 1 hit killing Zagan, but with his own power? He should be at least like that or it won’t even be a menace…

  20. Thanks for the chapter and thanks to the sponsors! ^^

    I’m starting to think: 1) Nevia is the Oracle of Iblis or/and she succeeded in the ascension ritual of Iblis (eg the prayers and immunity to Cocytus).
    2) Makoto may end up chilling at Iblis’s place for a 1000 years because Iblis will be happy of Makoto not going insane when meeting them. x)

    That would be hilarious if in the end Iblis was never defeated but just enjoying their sweet time with Makoto til present day. Let’s not forget that Iblis have been often described as a lonely being because nobody was like them and that they created the ascension ritual in an attempt to create someone like them. Maybe they will offer or force Makoto to use that ritual and that it will change him into a Half-god, God or spirit?

  21. Oh my…a capital to surpass Highland? A metropolis?

    Nevia…she’s gotta secretly be the Moon Goddess Naia, right? The magic going on here has obscene power if she can casually curse a whole continent with something potent enough to kill a demon lord four times over, right?
    I mean…since Takki exists, I guess it’s not impossible to break the rules, but she seems too…uh…”sane”, for that. Alternatively, she’s already serving this mysterious third party god, and they’re throwing out their power left and right.
    As expected, her main interest is “peace keeping”. Actually, she kinda reminds of Ira when she first showed up in Esther of the future. A self-assured extremist, yeah?

    Wait. Where did Momo and Johnny go again? How did they and Mel avoid the effects of Cocytus?

  22. thanks for chap
    …………………………………..i am speechless,everything was thrown to the wind

  23. Okay, let me get this right. Makoto and Ira were fine with having potentially everyone on the north continent die as collateral in order to win the war, but attacking the demon lords while they are temporarily unable to fight back is going too far? That’s pretty backwards

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