Chapter 130: A certain student’s background (Upper) ~Reunion~

He is one of the students learning in Rotsgard.

But he is not a simple student.

A big noble that everyone in Limia recognizes, Hopelace’s second son.

On top of that, he excels in literary and military arts, and has a strong sense of justice. Truly a thoroughbred.

Because the eldest son has to follow his career, he is participating in the demon race fight at the frontlines, and the second son knows of the danger the eldest son is facing, so he took the elite education of the Academy.

In other words, in case something happens, he will be treated as a spare, an insurance.

But that’s not something strange in the household of nobles, and Ilumgand Hopelace understands this reality and accepts it.

Then, is he an obedient second son towards the head of the family? The answer is no.

Ilumgand disagreed with the decay of the nobles in Limia, and can even be considered hate. Even so, he obediently followed the idea of his father because he has to act the submissive child.

Hidden inside him is his wish for the reform of the nobles.

The responsibility of the people in higher class.

That’s the ideal of Ilumgand.

Since he was born as a noble, he will live a life that doesn’t shame that blood, protect the weak ones, become their sword and shield.

He will swear genuine loyalty to the king, and consequently, be given a land to manage.

He holds a conviction and wants to build up a righteous government, that’s why the people that live in their territory adore the nobles that work as their feudal lord.

He wasn’t great because he was a chosen one since birth.

In the nobles of Limia, this is a really unusual ideology.

The ones who bestowed him this way of thinking were two.

The first one is a girl of a household they were friends with.

When he voiced out his childish ideals, she affirmed those with a broad smile and applauded him.

The words that were more of a cool front and for show, at that moment, had turned into a dream for Ilumgand. The sound of the applause at that time and her smile, for him, it was a more solemn memory than the blessing of the Goddess, and has remained in him vividly.

The other one was the female hero that recently descended to this world.

The hero that suddenly descended one day.

She said things that were not chained by the noble doctrine and the monarchy. Words filled with freedom.

She steadily learned to mind her words, but it isn’t like the foundation of her ideology has changed.

For many nobles, that opinion of hers is dangerous, but Ilumgand felt that she would be able to provide the marrows of his vague and overly large dream and ideal. He was strongly conscious of his dreams and reform plans. And it was when he met the hero that this dream began to take definite form.

That’s why he secretly went to hear the talks of the hero that had ordered him to not involve himself with his father more than necessary.

At times, he also cooperated with her in an extent that allows him to.

The growth of the hero, Otonashi Hibiki, was tremendous, and easily left Ilumgand in the dust, but he didn’t even feel jealousy towards that otherworldly growth of hers.

So instead of lending his skills to her, he mostly provided her information or helped out in the financing area.

“When you graduate, let’s fight together”

One day, he finally received an earnest petition from Hibiki.

In honesty, he wanted to be her strength even if he had to leave the academy. And he wanted her to tell him more about those ideologies.

Ilumgand heard that she was around his age, but he felt like Hibiki was somewhat mature. Maybe because the words of Hibiki were something he is aiming for, and her thinking was several steps into the future.

But Ilumgand Hopelace considered his household’s intentions, and decided to attend the academy until graduation.

The war with the demon race is in a scale that will not be finished until several years later, so if he ever gets into a position where he will succeed the Hopelace household, it would be convenient for the reform of the nobles.

For the sake of cooperating with Hibiki as well, he couldn’t waste the opportunity of learning in the academy and the connections he could obtain in it.

When thinking back at it, this was when he diverged.

In the spring of that land.

At a holiday in academy town, he reunites with a certain girl.

Both of them have changed quite a lot in appearance. But because of the characteristic accessory, Ilumgand was able to tell that it was her.

A black choker that has a bell and ribbon.

The young her and the current her had the same accessory but the atmosphere that’s given out was obviously different. He was able to accurately connect the person in his memories and the one in front of him as the same person.

“Ruria? Are you Ruria Ansland?”

With a spaced-out voice, Ilumgand reflexively calls out the girl that was about to pass beside him.

It was the name of an incredibly unexpected person.

For him it was unforgettable, but it is the name of a girl that he was supposed to never meet again.

“…”

Being called by her name, the girl turns around.

The girl, who was wearing waitress clothes, judged that the owner of the voice was Ilum who’s walking around town with his friends, and looks at him.

It’s a girl that had cold eyes and felt as if she had no ambition.

The bell of the choker didn’t ring, and showed that it is just a simple decoration.

“Why are you…?”

“Who are you? Have we met before?” (Ruria)

“It’s me! Ilumgand! Limia’s, the Hopelace household’s! Haven’t we met several times at Kaleneon, in the Ansland territory? You don’t… remember?”

“!!”

Not the words Ilumgand, nor Hopelace; the girl called Ruria reacted to the word Kaleneon and stiffened.

“I remember. We played in the flower beds of Agarest. Oi Ruria, what is it?! Why are you trying to leave?!”

“I-I don’t remember student-sama well. Excuse me!!” (Ruria)

“Wait!”

Ilumgand grabs Ruria’s hand, and restrains the movements of the girl that was trying to leave.

At that moment, her body trembled greatly and looks at the arm of her that was grabbed, with fear in her eyes.

One of the persons accompanying Ilumgand made a gesture as if thinking about the name of Kaleneon.

“Uhm, Ilum-san. When you said Kaleneon, you mean the country that was around Elysion and collapsed in the early stages of the demon race invasion, right? The name of that place came out in a previous class”

“Y-Yeah, that’s right. She is a noble that prospered in that Kaleneon. Ansland household’s daughter”

“Isn’t that strange? If I remember correctly, that country was destroyed immediately in the momentum of the demon race invasion. In that case, a noble that was prospering in that land should have fallen as well…”

“Hey!”

The words that could be taken as insensitive were remonstrated by Ilumgand.

The question he held was pretty natural, but Ilumgand who was practically sure the girl in front of him was an acquaintance of him, thought about the emotions of Ruria and stopped him from continuing what he was going to say.

“Ah, sorry. No well, you must have confused me with someone similar” (Ruria)

“You should be Ruria. That choker that is around your neck, and the bell that doesn’t ring. If I remember correctly, she also wore the same thing. Also, you certainly reacted to what I said. You are… Ruria, right?”

Ilumgand uses an insecure tone that’s not normal of him.

Excelling in literary and military arts, he already overflows with self-confidence, and yet, this is the first time the companions around him have seen him bewildered.

Kaleneon is one of the countries that has been destroyed completely by the demon race.

The chances that one of the nobles from there, Ruria, has survived, were so low that it made Ilumgand lose his confidence.

“… Yes. I am indeed Ruria. I don’t remember my childhood that much, but it is probably not wrong that I have met you before” (Ruria)

In time, because of the unwavering gaze of Ilumgand, Ruria admits it as if giving up.

That she is a noble from a ruined country.

And in truth, it wasn’t as if Ruria was feigning ignorance.

Ruria and her sister Eva escaped from the fires of war by the hands of their parents, and have received a terrible treatment because of it.

That’s why she has been subconsciously forgetting the memories of her childhood, and in reality, she practically doesn’t remember anything of her life in the Ansland territory.

It is true that she got scared of the keyword Kaleneon and tried to leave because of her feelings of not wanting to get involved though.

“Sorry but, can you please release me already? It hurts” (Ruria)

Pointing out the hand that was being grabbed to the point of hurting, Ruria asks him.

“… Sorry”

“Don’t mind it” (Ruria)

The two who were unable to properly connect words.

It is a conversation of a person that wants to leave as soon as possible, that is troubled about how to cut it off, so it is obvious it would turn out this way though.

“Ruria, why are you in this town? You, your country should have fallen in the fight with the demon race”

Ilumgand’s words were slightly different from how he truly felt and were released onto Ruria.

In truth, he wanted to be happy about Ruria’s safety and wanted to embrace those feelings.

For him, Ruria is, without doubt, his first love. Moreover, she is the girl that has given him a beautiful memory that is coated with dreams and ideals.

But because he is together with his companions, he held back from doing it.

What came out in exchange was the way nobles should act that has always been lying in his heart and the inconsistency of Ruria’s safety.

“I was… led to escape. By my parents” (Ruria)

“!!!”

The words of Ruria gave a big shock not only to Ilumgand, but to his companions as well.

In the first place, the faint first love of Ilumgand was what created his current ideals.

For him, Ruria is the partner that he pledged that ideal with. And she was supposed to have sacrificed herself as a noble to protect the people.

That’s how deep she was edged in his heart.

But the reality was that she is still alive, moreover, she abandoned her people and escaped.

An intense conflict occurs inside Ilumgand. Several emotions were born, clashed, and bounced off.

What could he say? He couldn’t collect himself.

 

‘What happened to the pledge of that time?’

‘If she is alive, that in itself makes me happy’

‘For a noble to survive is an embarrassment’

‘It must have been harsh to lose your parents’

‘The hero-sama is right now in the vanguard and protecting the people from the demon race’s deadly grasp, fighting with all they have, and yet…’

‘It is fine. From now on, I will be here for you’

 

Those kind of contradicting emotions and words were clashing inside Ilumgand.

“… You abandoned your country and people, and escaped?”

One of his companions spitted out words to Ruria with eyes of scorn.

“You are the worst. If you are a noble, you should be the first one to clash swords with the enemy to protect the people”

“You even fell to the point of being a waitress to protect your life? Know shame”

The first words served as a spark and more words of disdain were spitted out towards Ruria.

They were cruel words.

But a part of Ilumgand also felt this way. Even if it’s not completely.

That’s why he was unable to hamper the words of his companions.

Ruria made a face as if she had given up, as if saying ‘just say whatever you want’.

There was no objection.

Seeing her like that, Ilumgand was unable to hold back his emotions.

“… An embarrassment of hyumans. Ansland and you. Even though we are learning at the academy every day to defeat the demon race. Just like everyone said, for a noble to fall into the streets just to survive, that’s only an embarrassment!”

“… Even though you have never experienced the possibility of dying. You don’t even know how I have lived until now, so please don’t go talking as if you know” (Ruria)

Hearing the words of Ilumgand, Ruria’s brows slightly trembled and she refuted.

A small and weak tone.

But without pausing, she was able to say it until the end.

It isn’t like she was just allowed to escape and has lived an easy life.

She has taken the job of being a waitress in this town, and before obtaining her current lifestyle, she has received severe treatment and has been suffering. Even in her current life she has been chased by the ghost of her past, and she isn’t sure of how long she can continue like this.

Saying all those things when living in a prosperous environment and passing their days in the academy with no inconveniences, she probably couldn’t stop herself from voicing out her feelings.

“What?!”

“A traitorous and cowardly noble is insulting us?!”

“Like hell I would run away from a fight and cling to my life like you!”

“I have the resolve to die uprightly!”

“People that say such high and mighty words only know how to persecute the weak ones, you know? You are in such a disjointed place from the fight and comfortably studying. Do you think you can do something like war?” (Ruria)

“Shut up!”

The companions of Ilumgand couldn’t take Ruria’s rebuttals anymore and they pushed her shoulder.

Ruria staggers and steps back. But the heat in her eyes didn’t back off and were simply looking at them.

“Ruria… you, just how far will you… Even so…”

“Hey, say something!”

While Ilumgand was surprised by Ruria’s change, her existence was stirring up inside his heart.

His first love.

She is alive.

The girl that was supposed to share the same ideals as him, has fallen and lived a life of disgrace.

At any rate, he couldn’t maintain his composure.

‘I have to say something’, and the moment he was about to open his mouth.

“Ah, can you leave it at that?”

A group of two cut in between them.

Both of them were dressed like magicians.

But what stood out was the face of the small height man.

He had quite the ugly face.

By the standards of the hyumans in this world, there’s no doubt it is at the lowest.

A beast-type demi-human. Right, an appearance that would fit that of a monkey demi-human.

But he is probably scraping the line between both. This was the first time he held a rude impression of someone since coming to the academy.

Right now that’s not the problem though.

“… Who are you guys?”

“Oioi, can’t you see these clothes? Are you guys stupid?”

One of the companions pointed out the Rotsgard Academy’s uniform, and tried to drive away the two.

Without being able to switch his emotions of just now, he talks to the two who look like they are not related to the academy, with a severe attitude.

That’s not how he should act, this is not the way a hyuman who is supposed to stand on top should be acting. Ilumgand also understands this.

But right now, his head is still completely filled with Ruria.

‘At any rate, I want to talk with her, just the two of us’

That’s what he thought.

But…

Those two, Raidou and Shiki, interfered with Ilumgand’s wish completely, and will become a big wall in his way.

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Overwhelming power.

That’s the strength Raidou and Shiki showed.

For Ilumgand, that was a memory that remained vividly.

He was somehow able to locate the place Ruria was working in.

Gotetsu, a restaurant that also doubles as a bar.

But since the time Raidou and his follower Shiki defeated them, every time he tried to meet Ruria, they would get in the way.

Accurately speaking, the Kuzunoha Company got in the way.

He didn’t meet Raidou himself, but every time he tried to meet with Ruria, an employee of that company would obstruct him.

In times, with schemes.

In times, with power.

It was humiliating.

The impatience in Ilumgand’s heart piles up.

The words he said in their reunion might have been too much, is what he thought.

‘That’s why I will meet her again and apologize’

Anyways, he wanted to clear the misunderstanding.

After all, there’s no doubt that he is happy that she was alive.

But he was unable to fulfill that at all.

Receiving money from his household, he requested assistance and hired people, but that didn’t work either.

‘No matter what regret I have, you will get in the way huh’

The anger of Ilumgand towards the Kuzunoha Company slowly changed into hatred.

Actually, in this matter, Shiki and Raidou had no part in it.

When the employees of Kuzunoha Company went to Gotetsu to have a meal, Ruria indirectly told them that Ilumgand has been following her around and asked them to please check him out.

Lime Latte was the first one. Then the Forest Onis, Akua and Eris, and also the Elder dwarf.

They worried about Ruria, and while being ordered by Raidou to protect Ruria from a different matter, they also obstructed Ilumgand and anyone related to him from getting close to Ruria.

Ilumgand didn’t know of that.

That’s why the Kuzunoha Company and Raidou became targets of his hatred with no distinction.

“Ilumgand Hopelace-sama, right?”

“Who are you?”

“Don’t you want power? From what I have heard, things have not been going well for you”

At that time, an unknown student talked to Ilumgand.

Ilumgand’s words were mixed with caution.

To begin with, the Rotsgard Academy is immense.

There are many students he doesn’t know.

It isn’t strange to have a student he hasn’t seen before talk to him.

Just that, Ilumgand was cautious because he was called out when he was alone and in a place where there were few people around.

“Power? Are you saying that knowing my strength?”

“Of course. Your strength and also your heart that wishes for more power”

“?!!”

“This may be rude of me, but at the current rate, it is questionable if you will be able to help the hero-sama. Someone that’s not even able to deal with one hindrance. That’s what you are thinking right?”

“You, who are you?!”

“Your ally. I have something that’s being developed in the academy. A magic medication that will raise your physical and magical power. A groundbreaking creation. When testing it in a common student, it was confirmed to show a certain extent of effectiveness. It should be a student you already know of, Ilumgand-sama”

Several names of students Ilumgand knew were mentioned.

Students that showed growth to the point of being abnormal.

The heart of Ilumgand wavers.

“There’s no secondary effects, and it is also an article that’s approved by the academy, so any inspections won’t bring out problems. After confirming how much effect it has on someone as excelling as Ilumgand, the academy plans on spreading it. How about it? It may be a rude way of saying it, but will you cooperate as a sample?”

“The academy approves of it… Medicine that will make me stronger”

“Yes. You will obtain the power to make your wishes come true”

“… Got it. I will cooperate. Do you have any conditions?”

“It is fine to just report the progress to my superiors and the people in duty”

Taking out a bottle with pills in it, the student holds it with its thumb and index finger, and presents it to Ilumgand.

Hopelace’s second son extends his right hand and opens his palm.

“Please drink one every day. There’s no problem in consuming more, but there’s no effect either, so please do hold back from doing so. If you tell a superior before you finish it, I will bring more”

Ilumgand looks at the bottle that he received, and the student tells him a simple advice.

After looking at it for a while, Ilumgand raises his head again, but that student had already left.

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102 thoughts on “Chapter 130: A certain student’s background (Upper) ~Reunion~

  1. So yeah. It seems Hoplace’s brat was being manipulated. Almost feel sorry for him now. Well, he’s already not this kind of guy anymore though, so I guess I don’t have to be.

    Who gave him the medicine then? Probably the demons? Is there anyone else who would benefit from corrupting nobles further?

    1. The demons would definitely do it, even seem to be keeping an eye out for a current project, but Lily is the one who would make it look official, Grittonia is all about strength at any cost.

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  3. He didn’t think of, I don’t know, writing a letter? That’s an option. Anyways, we got a mysterious stranger here… Rona perhaps?

    1. I thought so as well but, according to him he was repelled no matter what so it’s safe to assume he tried via letter/messenger as well?

      well, it’s his fault for being slow and indecisive that Ruria thought him creepy. How hard is it to tell the Kuzunoha staff that he only wanted to apologize, if he just let them convey that to her things would not have turned worse. What is that, Pride?
      That idiot.

    2. His ‘noble way’ demands he talk to her face to face instead of using indirect method like letter I guess.

      Or given her reaction to him so far, she’d ignore his letters.

      1. Nobles write letters all the time. Sure, face to face is preferable, but something is better than nothing. Her reaction might be a bit colored from wanting to stay secret, but he definitely isn’t going about this at all reasonably. But that’s blatantly obvious.

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  5. well as I said..fuck the demon side and hyuman side.. be a 3rd power MAKOTO…. I kinda hate it when they give a background check of a villain and we kinda find out he was being used….

    I hope Rona gets tortured by Mio in the near future

  6. I wasn’t really going to comnent in this chapter, initially. Because it was again Raidou crushing not only common sense but, a guy’s love/hope now as well. That and, it was about an unknown side-pebble.

    Regardless of how the Author puts it, Kuzunoha is involved. And as the Owner-sama, he is responsible for his employees.

    Thanks for the chapter.

    1. Well, let’s be more impartial here.

      Ilumgand also was at fault. He wasted his only chance to stand at her side. The first words he said to her were his doom. If not for that, the situation wouldn’t have escalated to that point.

      Because of that, Ruria requested help of Raidou’s employees. His actions from another person’s perspective are those of a stalker. Anyone would want to block someone, and there’s no way she would know he wanted to apologize after the first impression he gave.

      Also, what you are expecting of Raidou here is akin to mind reading. Anyone looking from an outside perspective would block Ilumgand.
      Your vision changed because this chapter taught you another side of the story, but that in fact is something only Ilumgand knows.
      The first error was committed by him, and all came crashing down.

      1. Well what a surprise, didn’t expect Reigo-san.

        Ah well, I agree with you wholeheartedly on that part. No, honestly.

        I’m not into tsundes, especially Males, withe Females only barely. Not to mwntion this Hopeless fool got his priorities wrong getting impeded by nobles thoughts tgat he supposedly wanted to reform. It’s not wrong to sacrifice defending their people accordibg to their common sense, but he should know better. Because he started in a good direction.

        Anyway, im digressing.

        I’m not condemning Raidou, it was meant as a silly attempt to strike at Raidou as a jest by saying he also breaks peoples love, aside from common sense.

        My vision didn’t change. It was only meant as a simple humor, albeit subtler. Or maybe I just don’t have a knack for it.

    2. Tsundere not mean insincerity, if he want her know about his feeling, try to expose it properly, usually they were called “baka” but also in a goodway.
      But all he truly think about is his shitty pride.

  7. There’s no need to feel pity for the fool. He was already a huge jerk way before meeting with this mysterious student (still haven’t read next chapter, my bet is on the demon student btw) … He deserved everything that happened to him, and even more what will happen in the current future (aka the loss and humiliation at the tournament) … He’s a tragic character, sure, but by his own fault. To hell with tsunderes, be them either females or males, especially the extreme ones like this Hopelace shithead.

  8. Just a small fix:
    “When I graduate, let’s fight together”

    One day, he finally received an earnest petition from Hibiki.”

    Logically this sense makes no sense given the context, not sure if its an author error or what, but it should be:

    “When I graduate, let’s fight together”

    One day, he finally gave an earnest petition to Hibiki.”

    Or something similar to the above.

    Btw, thanks for double chapters and keep up the amazing work!

    1. ….and in my correction I screw up my English….and excellent way to destroy my credibility… XD

      Logically this sense (<– word that I forgot to delete in writing my sentence) makes no sense given the context. Not sure if its an author error or what, but it should be:

  9. Thank you for the chap! 😀

    I have been wondering since the beginning but never got to post.. and that’s after 130 chapters. hehe.
    From the below para of how Illumgand described Makoto, does he really look like that or is his appearance actually of that in the manga which look like a normal teen/guy?

    “But what stood out was the face of the small height man.
    He had quite the ugly face.
    By the standards of the hyumans in this world, there’s no doubt it is at the lowest.
    A beast-type demi-human. Right, an appearance that would fit that of a monkey demi-human.
    But he is probably scraping the line between both. This was the first time he held a rude impression of someone since coming to the academy.”

  10. for being so well-versed in literary and miltary arts, this guy is pretty easily manipulated. for one, why would a single random student approach him with such ground-breaking secretive medication? that’s good enough reason to be on guard, but whatever, might as well take unknown pills, am i right?

  11. tfw i just skimmed through the chapter because i expected that hopelessace second son past is probably gonna look like a good guy based on the King and Prince wondering why he become like that,nevertheless still don’t like him xD

    Thanks for the chapter :DD

  12. The fault is on him, because He’s a noble he and has the typcial haughty attitude the ppl from raidou company misunderstood his intentions. He should’ve come to her without hiring people and apologize normally

  13. Competely agreed with Reigokai Sensei there, this guy blew himself up before Makoto was even on the scene, he proved to be immature the moment he missed how mucht trouble he brough to her, even to the point to be completely blind of it and shifting the blame to someone else.

  14. Did not expect to see his side of the story. Expected him to be spoil noble. So he know the sisters form the ruined kingdom. And when he tried to talked to Ruria he missed up and got angry. He tried to apologizes but was stopped by Makoto and Shiki at that time. And tried to apologizes ever since but is stopped by the Kuzunoha Company employees. Which is Ruria using the employees to keep Ilumgand and her past away from her. But its mostly like to keep the past away.
    Ilumgand showed have tried write a letter and having some one else deliver it.

  15. Welp even after hearing the story the guys doesnt deserve much pity if he was willing to go that far…. after all he couldve talked to “Raidou” at the time to explain himself.

  16. […] Posted on Tháng Tám 3, 2016 by zerovampire Chapter 1: It seems it was a Peaceful Death (TL: ELYSION, E: XCrossJ) (original post) Chapter 2: It seems I shouldn’t have asked (TL: ELYSION, E: XCrossJ) (original post) Chapter 3: It seems I got a Cheat (TL: ELYSION, E: XCrossJ) (original post) Chapter 3.5: It seems to be Interlude 1 (TL: ELYSION, E:XCrossJ) (original post) Chapter 4: It seems that I Immediately got into Trouble (TL: XCrossJ) Chapter 5: It seems I got to know someone (TL: yotsubasilver) (original post) Chapter 5.5: It seems to be Interlude 2 (TL: yotsubasilver) (original post) Chapter 6: It seems there is a storm ahead (TL: Shasu) Chapter 7: It seems to be a defensive battle (TL: Shasu) Chapter 8: It seems to be the cleanup after battle (TL: Shasu) Chapter 9: It seems to be important to compromise (TL: Shasu) Chapter 10: It seems we have finally arrived at a human habitat (TL: Shasu) Chapter 11: It seems to be an adventurer’s guild (TL: Shasu, ED: BakaGrappler) Chapter 11.5: It seems to be Interlude 3 (TL: Shasu, ED: BakaGrappler) Chapter 12: The deputy branch leader seems to be an unpleasant guy (TL: Shasu, ED: BakaGrappler) Chapter 13: It seems to be an invitation (TL: Shasu, ED: BakaGrappler) Chapter 14: It seems to be a night assault (TL: Shasu, ED: BakaGrappler) Chapter 15: It seems to be after the assault (TL: Shasu, ED: BakaGrappler) Chapter 16: It seems to be the formation of a party (TL: Shasu, ED: BakaGrappler) Chapter 17: It seems he was taught magic (TL: Shasu, ED: BakaGrappler) Chapter 17.5: It seems to be Interlude 4 (TL: Shasu, ED: BakaGrappler) Chapter 18: It seems to be the beginning of training (TL: Shasu, ED: BakaGrappler) Chapter 19: It seems to be a peddler (TL: Shasu, ED: BakaGrappler) Chapter 20: It seems to be the acceptance of a request (TL: Shasu, ED: BakaGrappler) Chapter 21: It seems to be a meet up  (TL: Shasu, ED: BakaGrappler) Chapter 22: It seems to be travelling by carriage (TL: Shasu, ED: BakaGrappler) Chapter 23: It seems to be the dungeon’s entrance (TL: Shasu, ED: BakaGrappler) Chapter 24: It seems to be a strange story (TL: Shasu, ED: BakaGrappler) Chapter 25: It seems to be stealing a march (TL: Shasu, ED: BakaGrappler) Chapter 26: It seems to be lunch without scrambling (TL: Shasu, ED: BakaGrappler) Chapter 27: It seems to be a consultation while cleaning (TL: Shasu, ED: BakaGrappler) Chapter 28: It seems to be the first dungeon, but it is strange somehow (TL: Shasu) Chapter 29: It seems to be an encounter (TL: Shasu, ED: Kruncs) Chapter 30: It seems to be the start of the battle (TL: Shasu, ED: Garit) Chapter 31: It seems to be the conclusion (TL: Shasu) Chapter 32: It seems to be something a bad boy would do (TL: Shasu) Chapter 33: It seems to be something that can’t be told to anyone (TL: Shasu) Chapter 34: It seems to be sequel 1 (TL: Shasu) Chapter 35: It seems to be sequel 2 (TL: Shasu) Chapter 14-27 Chapter 14-28 Chapter 129: Kuzunoha’s meetingChapter 130: A certain student’s background (Upper) ~Reunion~ […]

  17. If you want power, just take this suspicious medicine that I, a suspicious person, am giving to you while just saying that some students used and got a power up
    PS: é verdade esse bilete

  18. This episode of Ilumgand’s life could very well be a documentary. The title would be something like Ilumgand Hopelace’s Hopeless Downfall : When Being Tsun Blows Up In Your Face.

  19. This is just sad, if he simply said that he wanted to apologize then he could have met her easily…T_T.

  20. I still hate him, but I’m guessing he spirals down in further chapters. Also, that student is probably from the organization that Makoto cleaned out from the School right?

  21. I feel bad for Ilumgand. The situation was definitely made worse by Makoto and his employees. That being said….the opinion that Ilumgand said isn’t wrong. Nobles should protect their people, it was cowardly to escape and save herself while allowing the rest of her people to die. Ruria doesn’t really have right to talk back to the nobles since she is still alive and the rest of the people of her country are all dead. I understand why he became so angry and Makoto. Makoto interfered in something that he shouldn’t have.

    1. That´s just idiotic it is not like just by giving her life she would have been able to stop or change the result of her nation, further more from what we have seen so far the sisters doesnt appear to have battle abilities, so you are basically just asking a normal person to go and fight in vain for an ideal they can’t accomplish, it is just plain stupid, what’s more, the meaning of that ideal its not to just die for the sake of dying but to fight and be willing to give your life in order to protect your people but for god sake please use your head if it the first place its impossible or you dont even have a way to fullfill that fuckin objetive what´s the point of dying?, its completely impractical.
      Its not like they are telling us their family didnt fight, or tried to stop the demon invasion, what we know is that their parents told them to flee most likely because they knew that they were already defeated, but the actual Lords of the land stayed and died in the fight, what use or necessity is there to make even more useless sacrifices?.

    2. That war happened 10 years ago… How old was she? 7? 6? What did you expect from a child that was dragged by her parents?

  22. I feel bad for Ilumgand. He just wanted to apologize and Makoto interfered. He shouldn’t have interfered in the situation. What’s more, he didn’t even make an effort into finding out why Ilumgand was doing what he was doing. He should have at least confronted him after he remembered about attacking them previously. What Ilumgand was saying wasn’t wrong. Nobles should really protect their people. Ruria really doesn’t have any room to talk back to the nobles. Ruria saved herself at the expense of the thousands of people of her country. She complains about having a hard life and having to be a waitress, as if its a huge burden when compared to sacrificing the life of the people from her country. At least she is alive, the people she abandoned don’t have that luxury. I’m betting Rona is the one that gave him the medicine at the end of the chapter. I have to say this is one of the points I really don’t like about Makoto. He just does whatever he wants without thinking bout the people he hurts along the way.

    1. Dude, the mc didn’t interfer. If that dude had more balls, he wouldn’t have said those things to her. He wouldn’t have blurted out stuff he shouldn’t have. He would have talked to her alone and talked with her. But he never did that. He expected someone who was probably like in the 5 to 7 range to just go out there and die fighting. With what skills and with what weapons. This dude is just a poser. Spouting change and ideals. But with no conviction to follow thru with them at all. Just whine and blame others for their short comings. The mc had a right to put him in his place. Because he was literally bullying that girl that day, along with his trash friends. I don’t feel bad for him at all.

  23. I feel really bad for Ilumgand. All he wanted to do was apologize for his actions and words. He realized that even though he disagreed with the idea that nobles should save them selves, that he was still really happy that Ruria was still alive. I understand Ilumgand’s point of view….he is use to nobles taking advantage of their subjects and being corrupt so he thinks they should repay the fealty that their subjects show them. I don’t think he is wrong, nobles should really protect their subjects. That’s why I don’t really think Ruria has any right to complain about the abusive words that were being thrown at her. She complains that her life has been hard and that she had to lower herself to becoming a waitress but she’s still alive. That’s more then the hundreds of people she sacrificed to save herself can say. Also…..Makoto should not have interfered or at the very least he should have asked what the disagreement was about…instead of attacking the students. Once again Makoto interferes in something that he shouldn’t have….which causes bigger issues. I’m betting the person that gave Ilumgand the medicine is Rona. She seems like the type of person to take advantage of this situation.

      1. i wonder why they bother? it’s more of a pain than anything, and tbh it isn’t enough to even be called a troll… it just seems like a completely pointless action

  24. at the end of the day, we as humans would just like to survive.
    they say shes a coward for not falling with her country, but i doubt that they (the bullies)would sincerely wish to die alongside their country either. really, you cant really criticize people until youve experienced it yourself

    1. They forget this was 10 years ago she had was more likely less then 10 years old they are asking a child to sacrifice herself, and she was sumply following her parents

  25. It’s easy to say you should die with your people but you will only know what other feels when you have pass through the same situation

  26. you guys are mad at makoto, but makoto did what he thinks right in his eyes, you cant blame him for saving someone getting harrased. The problem is the reason can’t be tell, no one knows what the problem is. It happens in reality.

  27. i understand the boy i really do but instead of using petty and dirty tricks he should’ve explained himself to makoto or his subordinate and that would have solved the problem makoto is an understanding guy and about what makoto did it wasn’t the right call nor the best one yeah but it was a good call better than letting her get bullied or getting hurt and most of all if ilumgang wasn’t an indecisive pouche over and more honest with himself and her instead being pouched by his friends makoto wouldn’t have interfered it’s his first love and he still loves her but lets others undermine her just to save face yes she may or may not have gone back on her words but doesn’t now her full circonstances when her territory was attacked she was a kid that kingdom fall at least 5 years ago when the bug was sleeping so they had protection or assistance from her it was probably hopeless just like when the heros lost their blessings so her parents choice to save their kids witch is understandable no wants to see his kids die or worst tortured raped or used for hideous expriment of some sort if ilumgang was more decisive and calm he should’ve asked her what happened and didn’t mind his Leakeys makoto wouldn’t have interfered no trouble for all of them (maybe shiki wouldn’t have discovered that restaurant and the nabe )and ilumgang could have been one of makoto is student

  28. Okay like seriously isn’t Ruria suppose to be like 17 at this point? The invasion started 10 years ago and her country was the first to fall. Ruria was 7 at the time her country was destroyed. Yeah what her parents did was a shit move running away but even if they didn’t run they probably would have still sent their 7 year old far away from the frontlines. Did these kids really expect that a 7 year old girl should grab a sword and fight fully grown demons since she was a noble?

    1. The main thing is that her parents didn’t run. They sent their children who couldn’t fight out the backdoor, either alone or with some servants who probably sacrificed themselves to get the two kids to safety.

      It’s not that Ruria abandoned her country it’s that her parents tried to save their child, like any parent noble or commoner would have.

      1. I remember eva they did run WITH their parents, but the parents still died along the way. Sure they did die to the demon, but the act of running still happened.

  29. If that student is rona/demon spy doing cuz she want Makoto to have bad opinion on hyuman & big company put pressure on Makoto also her doing…
    I’ll mad like hell

  30. I seriously think that biggest point to consider here is that Ruria most likely didn’t run away. It was more likely that her parents sent her and her sister away for two reasons, one because they couldn’t fight the demons, they were kids afterall, and two, because one of the basic instincts of a parent is to protect your child, whether commoner or noble.

    Ruria, and Eva, are unlikely to be the only survivors from that kingdom. Most will be commoners and they, not anyone else, are the only ones with the right to criticise the duo. However, you have to consider, that this is a different culture and different way of thinking…

    The author often brushes over things but it is clear from the recent chapters that they aren’t just playing a power trope story, currently/yet, but a realistic one, in a way. This is a great thing it makes me love the story, I see all you guys bitch about Makoto but honestly I don’t mind him, and it makes understanding the perspective of both sides of this particular story more interesting.

    I imagine that the spiral is only going to deepen from here but in this chapter it’s understandable and reasonable that this guy hates the MC and his company. Yes they could talk about it but the maturity level of the guy, and the world in general, isn’t high enough to think about that. Controlling your emotions, especially as they get bottled up and increase, is difficult on some adults let alone a young man with grand aspirations, especially when the source of those dreams is shaken.

  31. I don’t feel sorry for him. He tripped over a tiny bit of misfortune, faceplanted, and then proceeded to repeatedly bash his face into the ground

  32. If Kuzunoha is on the way, then why not talk to them first? Talk to Makoto and tell him everything he’s good enough to help someone being harassed I’m sure he’ll understand. Probably his pride, can’t accept that he’s being blocked or something. I don’t feel sorry but I atleast want to clear the misunderstanding

  33. What an idiot… Why believe that person? Yeah I know why, he is desperate or something, still though, idiot…

  34. I get that he originally had good intentions, but damn is it hard to empathize. This is certainly his fault. Even if Makoto hadn’t intervened there wouldn’t have been anything he could’ve done to help her, unless he somehow had the political power to secure her a future or take her as his wife (which is even less likely to have succeeded).

  35. He should have just watched what he was saying… and not acted violently towards someone form whom he supposedly holds affection.

    If he hadn’t treated her like that and repeated her family name and homeland so many times, he might have been able to have a calm conversation later without his shitty friends.

    Now, I’m not going to go as far as saying that he deserves what he has coming for this mistake, but he’s not innocent.

    1. The manga might give a better insight into his thought process but until then the ilumgard in WN did easily avoidable mistakes.

  36. I don’t feel bad for this character. The author literally failed in getting me to care about this person. He’s someone that could have done the right thing, but instead continued not to do so. He has ideals and dreams but no real conviction. And even worse the hero probably had some affect on him in a bad way. Both of these heroes to me are trash. And they only cause issues in that world. But it doesn’t help how twisted the princess is. It wouldn’t surprise me she is behind the pills and such. Because she does want that world to go under. She has literally become a poison to that world. All because her parent died. So she decided to blame everyone for that and decided that everything and everyone was bad. While burning everything to the ground. I don’t see her end being good either. Especially with that trash male hero. Who the author also tried to get us to understand him better. With his past at school. But again that person is someone who literally brain washes females and uses them as toys. Yeah nice dude he is, yeah right. lol And i had to literally laugh reading the side of things of this chapters character. Especially with him blaming the mc the whole time. lol

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