Chapter 228: Studying at once

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By revolution, is he referring to the one that changes society? That revolution?

Rembrandt-san nodded when I asked for confirmation, so there’s no mistake.

When he said ‘this country’, did he refer to the Aion Kingdom?

In other words, people that can start a revolt against the royalty have appeared.

…Eh? Isn’t that a big deal?

Why is Rembrandt-san so calm?

“That’s right, a revolution. Regarding the details, I will be telling you as I teach Raidou-dono, but well, in terms of the time…I think it will start moving by summer.” (Rembrandt)

“Summer?! T-There’s already less than a half a year left!” (Makoto)

Even if Aion Kingdom is not a frontline country that is fighting directly with the demon race, it is one of the four major powers.

If a big country, that’s at the rear and is in an alliance with Limia and Gritonia, begins a civil war, it would be no time to do war with the demon race.

No no no.

Isn’t this a lot more important than my resolve?

If this country falls into civil war, even Tsige might get enveloped in the flames of war.

I don’t want to think this is true but…could it be that this is also related with the demon race?

“Hahaha, an organization that has been caught before doing their move, wouldn’t be able to do anything big like a revolution anyways. Catching them with a margin of half a year is already superb, Raidou-dono.” (Rembrandt)

“By the way, this matter was not orchestrated by the demon race. It is not like they are completely unrelated, but they are not deeply related either.” (Morris)

Morris-san read my mind.

Even so…I think that a big affair like a revolution happening in half a year is outrageous, and I think that half a year passes by quickly.

That’s what I think, but…

It seems like Rembrandt-san and Morris-san think that half a year is plenty enough time.

“And so, what did you want to consult with me regarding the revolution?” (Makoto)

“Umu. I will be direct. I want you to witness and hear your opinions about the way Tsige will move at that time.” (Rembrandt)

The way Tsige…will move?

“And I wanted to hear about Raidou-sama’s thoughts regarding this revolution. That’s what it would be.” (Rembrandt)

“My thoughts, is it.” (Makoto)

In the first place, I don’t know much of Aion Kingdom.

Frankly speaking, aside from Tsige, I don’t know of this country.

If I remember correctly, it is a country that excels in information gathering, and their cavalry unit.

That’s the most I know.

“Sorry but, I don’t know the condition of Aion Kingdom itself, so I don’t have any sort of opinion in it.” (Makoto)

Thinking about it once, I spoke my honest thoughts.

This isn’t the moment to try looking good.

“That’s fine.” (Rembrandt)

“Hah?”

“No well, that way is better, is how I should say?” (Rembrandt)

“Uhm…”

“If you had an opinion regarding this country itself with knowledge beforehand, I would of course want to hear that as well. However, what I want to hear more than that is how Raidou-dono views ‘revolution’ itself. It would be strange to call this a normal revolution but, Raidou-dono, what do you think about this?” (Rembrandt)

So that means it doesn’t have to be centered in Aion huh.

A revolution.

It is a vague image, but it would mean that the tops of the country would change, right?

Mainly by force or by illegal methods.

And if as a result, the revolution is successful, the government and economy will change as well.

If asked what I think about it, it would be that the allies will change depending on the times and society.

If the government was good, there wouldn’t be a revolution to begin with, so if a bad government was going rampant, a revolution is a valid path for change.

There would be a lot of side-effects because of it, but…I wouldn’t say it is completely wrong.

In that case, my thoughts about it would be that depending on the situation, it is a valid method.

“I don’t think it would be the correct method in all situations, but I do think that there’s times when a revolution is necessary.” (Makoto)

“Hoh!” (Rembrandt)

“That’s…” (Morris)

I thought they wouldn’t like this incredibly vague answer of mine, but the reaction of the two was of simple surprise.

“Did I say anything strange?” (Makoto)

“…No. I was just surprised that you didn’t consider revolution as evil.” (Rembrandt)

“If the government is corrupt, a revolution is bound to occur. I think there’s times when that happens. And when it is a revolution in those cases, I think it is something necessary.” (Makoto)

“You see, a king that rules over the country, is someone that has been given the right by God to do it.” (Rembrandt)

The Goddess huh.

But that’s quite the valid way of thinking.

Like, the king has the right, so he can rule the country.

How was it called?

I remember I learned it in world history.

…The divine right of kings? <It asserts that a monarch is subject to no earthly authority, deriving the right to rule directly from the will of God.>

Ah right, that’s the one.

In the case of this world, it actually happens, so it is not a simple expedient though.

“Meaning, the temple and the general populace think of revolution as absolute evil.” (Morris)

Morris-san supplements the explanation.

I see.

That’s why my way of thinking that ‘it is necessary depending on the situation’ is already heresy in itself huh.

Let’s be careful about that from now on.

In the first place, this is the first time I have talked about the topic of revolution, so I doubt there will be more times to come.

“In that case, I have said something bad. Sorry, I will be careful.” (Makoto)

“No, I think Raidou-dono is in the right. But well, it isn’t something that you can disclose in public, so you are correct in taking note of it.” (Rembrandt)

“Haha, thanks.” (Makoto)

“Fumu. But with this, it has made it a lot easier to say.” (Rembrandt)

“So true.” (Morris)

It seems like Rembrandt-san and Morris-san were saying something to each other with their eyes.

Is it my imagination? Even when we are in the reception room, it feels kind of stormy here.

“Rembrandt-san? Could it be…you are participating in that revolution?” (Makoto)

I nervously ask this.

I heard from him before that he wouldn’t become a merchant that profits from war, but if he was in favor of the revolutionary forces’ believes, it is plenty possible.

Because he wouldn’t profit from it after all.

“I am unrelated.” (Rembrandt)

“Ah, I see.” (Makoto)

“Currently, that is.” (Rembrandt)

“…”

“Later, I will give you the documents pertaining the revolution that will be occurring in Aion. Well, if I had to summarize it, I would say, they are an amusing bunch of idiots.” (Rembrandt)

“Isn’t that no good then?” (Makoto)

“Umu, that’s right. It is no good. This is something that’s felt daily in the government officials of Tsige as well, but it is truly no good at all.” (Rembrandt)

“Yeah…” (Morris)

It wasn’t me but Morris-san who nodded seriously.

Rembrandt-san emphasized that it was ‘no good’ twice, but is it that much?

I have not seen the government officials appointed in Tsige, but if they are people evaluated in this way, it is probably for the best that I didn’t meet them.

“Raidou-dono, do you know who Tsige belongs to?” (Rembrandt)

Rembrandt-san asks me while maintaining that tired expression.

Well, I at least know that much.

“If I remember correctly, a noble…I think it was the fourth prince.” (Makoto)

He is still young.

If I count the time since I heard this, he is probably 6 years old now.

“That’s right. The current king had given this land to this fourth prince he dotes on so much, soon after he was born.” (Rembrandt)

Tsige was gifted to a baby?

That’s pretty sad.

In that case, the king owned this town before that.

“So until then, Tsige was owned by the king, right?” (Makoto)

Is it a territory that is in direct control of the country?

Well, since it is a gift from father to son, there’s probably not going to be nobles who would take it away from him, so in a sense, it is valid.

“…”

“…”

“W-What is it?” (Makoto)

When I asked for a confirmation, the two of them simple stared at me silently.

Unable to take it anymore, I speak out, and Rembrandt-san did a small sigh and began speaking.

“This Tsige is the second most prosperous land in Aion. This is a number simply going by the payment of taxes though.” (Rembrandt)

“Heh~” (Makoto)

That’s impressive.

It is certainly true that it is a lively place and it is in the wasteland as well.

The transit of people is intense, and I did know that it had power as a town, but to think that it was the number two town in Aion for their payment of taxes even when they are a remote region like this.

“The primary disadvantage is the distance it has from the capital, but in terms of population, economic scale, its location of being the entrance to the wasteland, being the ending point of the Golden Highway, and the adventurers’ quality; the worth of this town cannot be measured.” (Rembrandt)

“Right.” (Makoto)

“And the king has given the rights of this town to a kid that literally doesn’t have the ability to do anything.” (Rembrandt)

Ah.

I see.

Now I understand the reason of why Rembrandt-san is dismayed.

Conferring the rights of Tsige to someone, means that the person who conferred it holds incredible authority.

Giving authority like that to a kid would only stir the people around into having disagreeable thoughts, and in the first place, it wouldn’t serve as anything good for that kid.

No matter how cute that kid was, this is not a correct decision for a father to his son.

To bring your fondness into governmental affairs is not good.   

“And then?” (Makoto)

“A king that would do something as stupid as throwing away his own authority. Even though he is already in a complicated position where he has so many children that it is creating problems regarding the successor, he still did something as stupid as that. If he was aiming for that when he did it, then he is quite the schemer.” (Rembrandt)

“From the sound of it, he wasn’t aiming for it.” (Makoto)

“Even though he is still in good health, he easily relinquished a town that offers money to the country as if it were trivial. He did that, and yet, he didn’t place a capable and loyal subordinate as a set for this action of his. I can understand the emotions of the people that want to cause a revolution. At those times, I sended people disguised as aborigines and attacked him night after night.” (Rembrandt)

…A-Attacked him.

Just how pissed were you?

It is true that it was gifted to a child, but it is not like their everyday life would change.

“…Since then, the newly appointed government officials were all nobles that have been influenced by the mother of the fourth prince and has been changing constantly in that way. This type of people are not rare in the nobles, but they were all people that only sucked off this town as much as they wanted.” (Morris)

Morris-san complemented the explanation once again.

Well, that’s something.

The worries must have piled up at mach speed.

It truly affected the daily life of the people.

No wonder he wanted to punch him.

Well, it is not like Rembrandt-san himself is punching the king. It is simply his aborigin disguised people that are secretly punching him, so Rembrandt-san probably held back quite a lot.

If those government officials don’t know about what was happening to the king, it would simply be releasing stress after all.

“Petty officials that are crazy in the head, and idiotic generals, that have muscle for brains, were coming and going. It was a crisis that remained in the history of Rembrandt company. Seriously, there’s a limit to doting on your children.” (Rembrandt)

“A crisis that would remain in the history of the company?” (Makoto)

But I feel like Rembrandt-san is also the type who doesn’t have a limit when doting his children  though.

“They tried to put their hands on my wife and daughters, and after receiving strange marriage proposals, I judged it had already surpassed the limit and did a few things. Anyways, they were noisy about raising the taxes and demanding money, you see. No matter how much you try being rational with them, talking with that bunch just doesn’t work. They always say: ‘Understood. Then, when can you ready the money?’” (Rembrandt)

I have dealt with people like that from time to time. The type of people that understand words but conversation is useless huh.

Those kind of people are annoying.

In my case, I could just have Tomoe and Shiki deal with them and ignore it, and it would be resolved later, but how do you deal with people like that in reality?

Anyways, tax huh.

I know that Rembrandt-san is a merchant that possesses incredible power in this town, but he was someone that could even participate in the decision of the taxes?

I feel like that surpasses the domain of a single company.

“Taxes, is it. But in that case, wouldn’t it be a lost cause if the government officials just decide for it to be that way?” (Makoto)

“If it were the usual, then it would be just as Raidou-dono says. But they are people as well. It is possible to indoctrinate our side’s thoughts into them. The most simple method is to entertain them.” (Rembrandt)

Entertain huh.

Entertain the government officials, hear their thoughts, request of them, and place your own side’s thoughts in them.

I see.

“Entertain, is it. Then the taxes were also dealt with at that time?” (Makoto)

“Omitting the details of it, yeah, that’s right.” (Rembrandt)

“It is thanks to master that Tsige only has to face the current amount of tax burden, Raidou-sama.” (Morris)

“By the way, what’s the tax currently?” (Makoto)

“The visible rate is 30%, counting the personnel and goods, 10%. In total, it would be around 40% of our income most of the time.” (Rembrandt)

40%.

Since he mentioned the other 10% is not visible, that means the residents view it as a 30%.

Even so, it is still a pretty impressive number.

If you gain 10, 4 of it would be taken and you would only be left with 6.

But from how Morris-san said it, it seems like even this is already good, so this place must be in the normal boundaries or lighter.

I wonder how much is the normal amount.

For the people paying, it would be best if it were closer to zero, but if that were the case, the community service would become worse.

“40%.” (Makoto)

“The nobles wanted to make it at least 70% though. If that happened, the town might dry to its death -even if it’s Tsige. This is simply my personal opinion based on experience, but once the tax surpasses half of the income, it only brings negative results.” (Rembrandt)

70% is just too exaggerated.

There’s no way someone would be able to live that way.

Even the desire to work would be gone with a 70%.

Moreover, what’s that about ‘at least 70%’.

Did they want to make it even higher than that?

But the topic about half being the limit, that Rembrandt-san speaks of, also sounds unreasonable.

“That’s terrible. But how were you able to turn that unreasonableness into 40%?” (Makoto)

“Simple. From the 70% that they want to take, we pay the other 30% from our own pockets as bribe money. It is not like we have become saints or anything. If the town dies, we wouldn’t leave unscathed either. And in the first place, I carry a considerable amount of responsibility for this town.” (Rembrandt)

When Rembrandt-san mentioned: ‘Carrying responsibility’, his expression turned complicated.

While showing strong determination, there was also regret, sorrow, and affection mixed in it. Something that the current me would definitely be unable to make.

He has lived in this town for a long time, experienced a lot of things, and worked on his company here, so he probably has a strong attachment to it.

Even so, the bribe is most likely an outrageous amount.

I feel like it would be best to not ask the amount of gold.

“It must have been quite the severe battle.” (Makoto)

“Yeah. Right now it has calmed down though. And so, there’s the background of it as well. The current state is that we are stuck with that crazy bribe amount, and we also have to help in gathering confidential information. Because of that, not only the Rembrandt company, all the companies in Tsige have a bad impression of the Aion Kingdom.” (Rembrandt)

“I understand that sentiment.” (Makoto)

Or more like, it would be a mystery if they were able to pledge loyalty to a kingdom like that.

That would be impossible.

Even I am beginning to think if Aion Kingdom is okay doing all this.

“And so, regarding this time’s plan for revolution, I haven’t reported it to the country yet.” (Rembrandt)

“?!”

“If I were to report it now, the revolution will probably end as a small insurrection.” (Rembrandt)

He has no intentions of reporting it.

In other words, he plans on having the revolution occur.

“Experiencing this upheaval that has lasted for about one year, looking at this Tsige that has been changing each passing day, my way of thinking has changed quite a bit you see.” (Rembrandt)

“…”

I am most likely one of the reasons why.

The change of Tsige, as well as the one who changed Rembrandt-san’s way of thinking.

I can tell that I am involved in it.

“I have been thinking this since a long time ago. I wonder, are the country and nobles really necessary for the government and management of a town?” (Rembrandt)

“…”

In the case of Tsige, nobles take turns coming to this town and supervise it for several years before leaving.

Moreover, it seems like they don’t do much work.

In that case, with how the current Tsige is, even if the nobles are gone, the government and the administration would have no problems.

But if they maintain that, Tsige would be disconnecting itself from the Aion kingdom.

Looking at it in terms of security, I feel like it would turn into a minus.

No matter how you pick it, Aion Kingdom is still one of the major powers.

Rembrandt intends to turn Tsige independent.

He intends to use the revolution that will occur in Aion as the trigger.

As long as it is viewed as a town that creates a lot of wealth, even if they are in a remote region, the Aion Kingdom will most likely not accept something like independence.

That’s why it has to be now.

“It is still not even at the level where we can question if there’s form as a nation though. At present, we plan on forming a municipality with several representatives of households, and first have Tsige reborn into an independent land. In my perspective, this is something that has steadily become more of a realistic goal as time goes on, but Raidou-dono, what are your thoughts?” (Rembrandt)

An independent land.

As I thought.

Rembrandt-san knows the exact population of Tsige, the percentage of food supply that can be self-supported, the fighting force that can be dispatched at once, the amount of goods coming and going from the wasteland, and the connection it has with the surrounding towns.

Lately, I heard that Mio and Shiki have been staying quite a long time in the port town that has been developing, and have been exchanging things with a good amount of people.

From my view, Rembrandt-san is a merchant with plenty experience.

If a person like that has reached the point where he asks someone like me, he probably has already received implicit consent from his surroundings or obtained a promise for cooperation.

He is definitely not the type that would put his greed and wishes as the priority and do something unreasonable, and yet, he has laid bare his thoughts of independency, which means, he most likely has a proper amount of confidence and foundation for independence.

Of course, if possible, I want to help him out.

But if he is putting his confidence in my Kuzunoha Company, then that would be slightly troublesome.

“In my eyes, Tsige is the place where I began my business for real. It is like a second homeland to me. If separating from Aion is connected to the benefit of this town, I am personally in favor of it. But I currently am not able to declare how much cooperation I will be able to provide.” (Makoto)

If it drags the Kuzunoha company as well, I can’t make a prompt decision.

I will first discuss this.

That’s my standard.

This time it is just deciding how much we will cooperate, so in essence, my position in this has already been mostly decided.

But to promise what I will be doing at this moment, wouldn’t be good.

“You don’t have any intentions of being on the kingdom’s side?” (Rembrandt)

“Nope, I don’t.” (Makoto)

No chance of that.

There’s no reason at all for me to betray Tsige.

It is the homeland of Lime, and the people working here are being well treated.

“Fuh…Is that so. So at the very least, you will support the idea utilizing the revolution to gain independence.” (Rembrandt)

Rembrandt-san looked relieved as he smiled.

That’s cruel.

Was he thinking I would become scum or something?

“I don’t have any obligations for Aion kingdom to the point of betraying Tsige.” (Makoto)

“I do know that. Just that, if the very idea of utilizing the revolution in order to gain independence went against the believes of Raidou-dono, I was thinking about abandoning the idea of independence.” (Rembrandt)

“…To do something like that because of me is just…” (Makoto)

“That’s why Morris and my close aides had discussed for several days things like: the methods to evacuate the people that hate fighting, and the protection of people that are not fit for battle, in order to convince Raidou-dono.” (Rembrandt)

“Aha…hahahaha. There’s no need to mind me. If it’s Rembrandt-san, you should be able to do those kind of things.” (Makoto)

In order to convince me alone, the tops of Rembrandt company gathered and did meetings.

What’s that? That’s not funny.

If I remember correctly, it was Sofia, right? The one who could destroy a few countries on her own.

Being treated as that kind of existence by a part of the people. What a complicated feeling.

Even for Rembrandt-san, I probably look like a jack-in-the-box.

“It is certainly true that I thought it more thoroughly while having Raidou-dono in mind. Also…even if it’s not facing the country directly, we are still going against a major power, so we have to think about a lot of things.” (Rembrandt)

…That way of thinking about ‘a lot of things’ is something that I have abandoned as well.

Even if it’s impossible immediately, I will have to learn one step at a time.

“In other words, this is truly a convenient moment. Raidou-dono, since there’s the chance, use this opportunity to watch and learn.” (Rembrandt)

“Hah?! Well, it is certainly true that a real revolution and an independence will serve as incredible teaching material, but…” (Makoto)

What if I am asked for a report after all this is over?!

If I am dragged into it, it wouldn’t be the time for learning!

“In the end, there’s no better learning experience than mixing in the actual place of the action. Not by standing at the front and acting, but by being one step back and watching. It might become an incredible learning material.” (Rembrandt)

Uh.

Saying ‘incredible learning material’ without thinking, might have been bad.

Even if I am like this right now, compared to my past self, I don’t immediately say things without thinking that much.

I am aware that my verbal slips have decreased.

“By the way, Raidou-dono, why do you think a mere merchant like me, who is planning something so outrageous like making the remote region of Tsige independent, going through such lengths to even tell you this?” (Rembrandt)

“That’s probably because Rembrandt-san knows about this town the most and it is the result of you gathering information of the outside as well. Also, maybe because you have identified a big incident like that of a revolution beforehand.” (Makoto)

He said he would take advantage of the revolution after all.

How to say it, he does look like he has more confidence than before, and this is not overconfidence, but I feel it has something to do with me being in favor of it.

Of course, I won’t be saying it out loud though.

“That’s part of it. Putting more to it, your previous approval has given me quite a lot of confidence. But the direct impetus for this thought of independence was my contact with a certain person, and this was the result of learning that person’s nature.” (Rembrandt)

“Contact with a certain person, is it. Who’s that?” (Makoto)

There’s no doubt that the ones who would benefit the most from the trouble of hyumans would be the demon race.

But this time, there’s no way it is the demons.

Rembrandt-san has a pretty good amount of people that sympathize with him, like: Zef and his son. But Morris-san said that there’s not much interference from the demon race.

The demons are being careful of me, and even if they did it, the most they would do would be to bring out money or lightly stir up someone.

Not only Senpai and Tomoki, every direction of Limia and Gritonia; I don’t think there’s anyone there who would be able to become the reason for why Rembrandt-san would wish for independence.

His back is probably filled with people that are against him, so those kind of people would be the very definition of people who would want to crush the revolution.

Since Lorel’s territory is adjacent to Aion, they are not directly fighting with the demon race.

…But they are a country that has deep religious believe in the Water Spirits that are subordinates of the Goddess.

In other words, it is impossible to ask the temple to accept the revolution in the first place since it is viewed as evil.

As I thought, the highest possibility is an Aion noble.

Since it would lead to the decline in national power, the chances are low, but the most possible one would be an Aion noble or someone influential.

A person that approves of the revolution, and a noble that is in a standing of influence.

Someone like that cooperating with Rembrandt-san sounds plausible.

“Is it a noble from a big household in this country?” (Makoto)

“Fufu. Thinking about it reasonably, it is one of the possibilities that you can arrive at.” (Rembrandt)

I missed!

Even though I had quite a bit of confidence in that one!

“I was wrong huh.” (Makoto)

“For Raidou-dono who wants to learn about society, this can be considered an interesting reality. Well then, let’s have you meet with that person. But well…I don’t think this is your first time meeting that person though.” (Rembrandt)

“…Eh?” (Makoto)

With the sign of Rembrandt-san, Morris-san who was at the door, turned the knob and invited someone into the room.

She looked at me, but without changing her expression, she made a deep bow.

Why is this person…

In my surprise, I couldn’t find any proper words to speak.

Unable to open my mouth, my mind was simply in chaos.

“Raidou-dono, it’s been long. To think that you would help out in Limia, I am truly grateful for that action of yours.”

“Ah…yeah.” (Makoto)

I somehow manage to gulp.

This person is the person that I had excluded just a moment ago.

Thinking about it normally, there’s no way she would be here, and no way she would sympathise with Rembrandt-san.

Why?

Just, why?

“This might be the first time I see you so surprised.” (Rembrandt)

Rembrandt-san laughs amused.

“…Sairitz-san.” (Makoto)

“Yes. Lorel’s empress, Saritz. It makes me happy to know that the merchant-dono who’s the current talk of the time’s, remembers my name.” (Sairitz)

The empress of the Spirit temple in Lorel Union.

Why is a person like that in a place where the conversation is about using the revolution to gain independence?

Moreover, it seems like she knows the situation.

After Sairitz-san, a number of people enter the room as well.

From within them, there’s people I have seen in Tsige, and there’s also people I see for the first time.

“Now then, since we have now gathered here, let’s begin by laying bare our thoughts and positions so we can begin the talk. Don’t worry, this is just to let first timers know. No need to proceed the talk in a smooth manner. First, we will talk about our opinions. I have prepared light meals and drinks, so let’s proceed without tension.” (Rembrandt)

I-I take back what I said.

I already want to abandon my thoughts and return to Asora.

At this moment, I was not simply over my capacity, I was feeling something incredibly scary.

This is definitely not how you begin learning something!

Why is it that in this world, it always begins from the messed up parts?!

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264 thoughts on “Chapter 228: Studying at once

    1. — “The nobles wanted to make it at least 70% though. —
      Why I got an urge to slay the nobles huh?
      ?.?…

      — Why is it that in this world, it always begins from the messed up parts?! —
      It just that ur Luck is always “high” Makoto…
      XD…

      1. My country just do 10% for tax..
        Saudi Arabia had lowest tax called zakat you just need pay 2,5% of your yearly income..

    1. I thought that either it’s gonna be Lily or Limia’s prince, but instead, we got Sairitz… Now that’s a mind-blown… This is getting so interesting now. And no double update, I’m kinda sad. Maybe the surprise update has spoiled me a bit :[

    2. I was sure it was Lily or Joshua, most likely she like Sari wants to get along with Makoto making him see her like a comrade of arms thus she take advantage of the situation

  1. Thanks for the chapter, this seems like an interesting development. It seems that Lorel is already preparing to deal with the other major powers after the end of the war with the demon race, by taking away one of Aion’s most powerful resources, Tsige.

  2. .     ∧_∧ Thanks!!
         (´-ι_-`) Nepu!!!
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      1. Well, my ex was from the Train clan also… and your dark picture doesn’t much when I try to identify who.

        But why the old man?? I’ll have to tell great grandma now.
        Now I really need to meet Spoiler-san. I have to tell him.. and discuss these ‘black out’ that I’m often experiencing now.
        Coatl said I almost fall to the dark side once. What the hell… the last thing I want is he possessing me! That ugly parasite Spoiler-san!

    1. Unconfirmed Spoiler:
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      .
      Makoto kills some of Tomoki’s harem in cold blood. Bwahahahahaha
      .
      .
      .
      Reason? Those girls was sent to assassinate an influential figure of lorel. Coincidentally, makoto is escorting that influential figure.

      1. *turn off light*

        So, what do we have here. A Spoiler-san wannabe, eh?
        Come , let’s talk at the back. Personally.

      2. I’m not as strong as I used to be. Often sick nowadays. Can’t drive well. So, talking is all I can do. Can’t wheel him even if I want..

    2. Hey Raizu, if you happen to see Spoiler-san, tell me , yeah?
      I want to meet him. Something to discuss in private.

  3. Hopefully that person from the temple doesn’t try to manipulate the revolution to cause Makato and the company to act in coordination with the revolt

    1. Nah, Sairitz is too scared of Makoto. Remember at the end of Rotsgard’s variant trouble? She asked Makoto to deal with the communications block, and five minutes later, she can connect with Lorel again. She was the first leader to understand that trying to manipulate Kuzunoha is more dangerous than anything else.

  4. When Makoto have OP power and when to learn OP mental too, it begin with extreme lesson. GJ Rembrandt-shi
    Thanks for chap

      1. In his defense, he was looking for a relative beginner’s course on evil and is now being roped into a multinational conspiracy. It is like asking how do planes fly and then being forced to pilot a space shuttle in your first lesson.

    1. I actually would’ve abondoned that resolve the moment I saw Sairitz entering the room, Makoto atleast endured until a whole army of noble’s marched in after her. ^.^

  5. Sairitz of all people? Good god, I smell something fishy going on. There has to be some conspiracy involved… well it’s a revolution so that’s a given, but I can’t help this suspicion that something incredibly akward is about to take place in that meeting. <_<

  6. Sairitz huh~ That’s indeed a wind blown out of nowhere. I would have thought Hibiki…

    It is true that her homeland sheltered a lot of otherworlder, so the ideals of democracy, or republicanism, can be taught there and stored there.

    Still…

  7. Oh man…where to start…this chapter was almost as exciting as it was hilarious.

    Firstly…wow. The first thing we learned of Aion is that it had overbearing officials that demanded bribes and information.
    Now we learn what a dumbass the king apparently is. When Rembrant is groaning at the level of doting daddy-ness, you know you’re in trouble.

    1. To be fair, it’s a lot more aggravating when you notice your personality traits in other people, you at least have good reasons for your actions. Plus some people over there made advances towards his girls….

    1. This reminds me of a Rom-rror-com manga…
      Male Lead:”Why is this is
      [usual tsundere] suddenly acting so [dere] when she’s sick?”

      Friend: “The psychologist Sigmund Freud once theorized that the human mind consisted of the ego, id, and super ego…”

      Male Lead:”?!?”

  8. Man. I love Rembrant. He was hilarious this chapter, mostly because of the level of power and influence he seems to casually use.

    Annoyed by the king? Send half-assed assassination attempts as harassment.

    And he seems to really have his priorities straight, waiting for the Anhilation Merchant’s approval before taking action and going so far as to prep typical “good video game karma” actions to sway him. People had meetings about Makoto. Not the first time, but definitely the first one he’s aware of beyond his ability to ignore.

    Makoto’s shocked speechless! 😀

  9. Don’t you dare run away, Makoto! You made a resolution! No more denial!

    So what if your first experience with this is extreme? That’s been the story of your life both before and after your summoning!

    And this trend isn’t going to end either, since Mio still has dibs on your first time.  

    1. wow, that is definitively something you can call EXTREME, she is a dragon level powerful M with yandere tendencies and I’ve read enough H-mangas to know how that ends.

  10. a guy with broken common sense who usually plays a common sense breaker got his common sense broken

    thumbs up

    1. At this point, I’m pretty sure Makoto’s affinity to bad-or rather, extreme-luck is about on the siame level as Satou’s is to food.

      Probably not quite comparable to loli-affinity yet, but let’s give it some time.

  11. This looks bad, Sairitz is a person to fear, surely Chiya rejects Makoto to have friendly ties, but Sairitz is doing things behind to be able to seize Kuzunoha and Makoto, isolating Tsige and uniting her to Lorel. It seems that Lorel will be worse than Limia, in wanting to take possession of Kuzunoha or Makoto.

    Rembrant would not fall so easily before Sairitz, perhaps Hibiki knows about this and uses his charisma to indoctrinate him into a democratic government. According to how everything is developed, we could see Tamaki accompanying Makoto with Lorel, who is better companion to repel the corrupt priests of Lorel than a divine and ruthless priestess like TAMAKI

    1. Actually, Sairitz fears Makoto the most out of the hyumans, after he restored contact with the rest of the world and Rotsgard. The Gritonia princess wants to use Makoto as a sort of boogeyman to spur Tomoki forward, and the Limia king probably still doesn’t understand the kind of power Kuzunoha wields, let alone Makoto. Sairitz nearly pissed herself after (correctly) assuming that someone in Kuzunoha removed the communication block in one shot.

      1. Do not underestimate Sairitz, She is someone as influential and crazy as Princess Lily. Sairitz was very worried about losing Chiya in the war, since she is like his hero brought by the goddess, but when seeing that it fell in the hands of Limia because of Hibiki. She points to Makoto, she will use other types of tactics more drastic than those that use the demon race with Sari.

        Makoto is very OP but he has reason to want to learn more about how to deal with possible enemies besides the force. He knows that if he is mistaken in how to act in a situation, he can lose Asora and his followers. Even the god in his dream told him that if he came to take the path of destruction the gods may have to intervene to eliminate it because it is a dangerous identity, so they told him grow at your pace and do not abandon your humanity.

    1. I know how you feel, I was goingt o laugh my ass of if after all that thinking that Makoto did about the posible candidate Rembrandt told him: ” Actually is you Raidou-dono” it would have been an WHAAAAA!!!!!!!! moment for Makoto.

  12. List of POSSIBLE aims of Sairitz for supporting a Revolution effort in Aion:

    1. Promote internal conflict and minimize Aion’s contribution in the Demon War efforts and therefore minimize land afforded to them and increasing the amount of land and resources up for grabs for Lorel (not that there will be much if Limia and Gritonia has their way).
    2. Reinforce intelligence network to spy on Tsige, Kuzunoha company, and Makoto.
    3. Incorporate the idea that Lorel is a helpful, liberty-supporting nation to Makoto to leave a good impression on him.
    4. Separate Makoto from the corrupting, hazardous, and incompetent influence that Aion Nobles and Royalty may instill on him (I am in full support of this objective).
    5. Build good relations with Rembrandt, whom Makoto is in good-relations with.
    6. Have Makoto stay in Tsige and Aion, away from the war (ie. Demons and demi-humans that may gain his support or sympathy and jeopardize the war effort for the Hyumens) and Limia and Gritonia.
    7. Steadily convince Makoto to support Lorel by a successful Revolution and providing prosperity to Tsige and what few hyumens Makoto actually cares about.
    8. Have a meeting with Makoto outside of Lorel; so that if he turns hostile, collateral damage will be to Tsige and Aion and not in Lorel (if Chiya has sent a report detailing what she has seen in Makoto and Mio to Sairitz, then she may be taking steps to make sure to, while befriending him, avoiding two or more unstoppable monsters enter her country for a meeting, even if she needs to start a Civil War in another country to have the meeting).

    Once again, this list only details POSSIBLE objectives of Sairitz. There may be more, there may be less, they may be (and likely are) different from the ones listed here, these are not spoilers, just random musings of a guy with too much time in his hands and can’t sleep.

    1. I love how not only do most of those reasons use Kuzinoha and Raidou to justify pushing a revolution in a world power, but actually make a case as legitimate reasons.

    2. history tells us that when a country supports a revolution in another country, it’s usually a covert annexation.

      1. Not always, USA and France for example. France supported the revolition.France and English are sworn enemies.

  13. It’s like makoto is experiencing the extra hidden dungeon you find in certain games by returning from where it all began 😛

  14. Nothing is a better teacher than first hand experiece. Makoto-boy would do well to learn from this incident. If this were any other novel, I’d full expect the entire forces of the protag to spearhead the revolution, but Makoto is still wishy washy as usual.

    1. Really? I thought the best way to start was by first getting gills? Or was I thinking of the autumn harvest…?

      …Uh oh. I owe a couple of people an apology.

  15. Sometimes I wonder if Makoto remembers that he is an almighty being that can sweep away anything with power alone….

      1. Well since the begining he did say he doesn’t want to use power to solve the problems of the company and I don’t think he is doing something wrong too, learning it doesn’t necessarily mean that he will do things that way now and forget about his strength, I think he want to learn for the purpose of understanding that kind of people and don’t get by surprise again, like in rotsgard that he almost was forced to close the shop if it wasn’t for the variants. I am expecting a lot from him after he learns from rembrant, especialy if he will be able to see the true face of hibiki after this.

      1. That’s the lawnmower, not me. I came here walking.
        My truck is under maintenance because Spoiler-san tried to hijack / possess it few times before… Maybe I can’t use it anymore.

        What’s a Truck-kun without his Truck? Nothing.. I’m nothing now. Nobody fear me now. I can’t hit. No one listened to me.
        I’m afraid I might turn to be a hikikomori neet too, so I’m going out.. and asking people out with me.. only to be turned down.

        Reigokai (silently unrequited)
        Nepu (got straight out rejected)
        Spoiler-san (too afraid to see me)

        1. Cheer up man, what would the world come to be without a noble truck to send spoiler-san away? I’ll introduce you to my mechanic friend, Wrench-san! Here’s his number… XXX2112753XX

      2. Got that Pikli-buddy !

        . . . wait, I’m a straight guy. What am I supposed to do with another guy’s number ?

        (●_●)
        . . .
        (◐‿◑)

        *looks at calendar*
        *next chapter is still far*

        “Nagaaai na, Truck-kun.
        Gaman shiro.”

        *turns off light*
        *watch Kimi no Na Wa alone*
        *cries at the room corner*

  16. Isn’t makoto planning an even bigger revolution when he considers taking the bug down a few pegs.

  17. Thanks for the new chapter ( ^∇^)

    came to think abut it what happen to patreon Thief ? is he still there?is he still steal Reigokai senpai work? did he get a ban for life? did he get sue or something?
    or did he die and i hope he is for shithole he is >:(

  18. Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Makoto wanted to play in tutorial mode, but got ironman mode instead.

    Well…
    Maybe not ironman, but at least hard mode.

  19. The part “beginning from the messed up parts” feels like cramming on review the subjects or training from hell…

  20. Thank for today chapter.
    So Rembrand start a revolution because some moron noble try to harass his daughter…poor guy

    1. I wonder how Makoto would’ve reacted if that happened in front of him? Somehow, I think the natural result, if you skip to the end, is Sif and Yuno’s attachment increasing even more.

  21. Thanks as always~
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    Da da dat dat da ya da!~
    Da da da dat da dat da da da da ya da da da da~
    Dat dat da ya da!

  22. Thanks a lot for the chapter Regokai, glad to know that your Patreon page is going well. Ok I never though that Sairitz was going to be involved in the Revolution, and since when was her title Empress???? Well lets star the hard mode education program on how to be a splendid underhanded merchant!!!!!!!!!!! Quite the long chapter but very informative, by the way if the Monarchy is a divine believe, isn’t what Hibiki is attempting herersy????

    1. I wanted to know what they though about it too.

      but considering the hero are technically more ‘ranked’ in blessing hierarchy, I think her revolution is fine.

  23. “In order to make people think that the very notion of touching Kuzunoha Company is a taboo, I as the representative am the bottleneck that is making it unable to realize this notion.

    I have to throw away this naivety of mine.

    How many times I have thought of doing this.

    But finally…I have understood what I have to do to make this possible.

    This time for sure, I will do it.”(Makoto)

    A few moments later

    “I-I take back what I said.

    I already want to abandon my thoughts and return to Asora.

    At this moment, I was not simply over my capacity, I was feeling something incredibly scary.

    This is definitely not how you begin learning something!

    Why is it that in this world, it always begins from the messed up parts?!” (Makoto)

    jajajaja this was epic is like want to learn to the academy of police and they send you the first day to the streets without even the basic training jajajajaja
    I am starting to think that he might have a pasive skill that allow change the % probability will it be good or bad, that could explain all.

    1. He does, actually. It’s called ‘Murphy’s Law Enhancer’. It takes Murphy’s Law, which states that anything that can happen will happen, and throws it into full throttle, causing everything to happen to Makoto to become the most extreme scenarios possible.

  24. Thanks for the chapter! (〜 ̄▽ ̄)〜
    Aion seems to have quite the corrupt and incompetent king and nobles huh. Well, it was to be expected. It was also seen during that time in Rostwards, before the Demons scheme start. Not to mention that they got bugddess seal of approval, so I guess it’s natural. ㄟ(ツ)ㄏ

  25. No you blockheads, that’s how you truly begin to learn anything, there’s no easy path to learn, especially with human darkness, accept this favourable situation without complaining.

    Ahhhh finally Makoto will start his debut as overlord, Mio will be overjoyed when she learn Makoto take a bit dip into dark(ness) side.

    Thanks for the chapter

      1. Tamaki’s hair turned green after the pact, much to Tomoe’s joy, so it is not Tamaki. Could be Chiya, but more likely to be an original character for the game.

  26. Well, this was funny as hell. I was suprised too but imagining Rembrant being amuzed by Makoto’s reaction is priceless.

    I though at first it would be that fool of a Dragon since it’s been a while vut now i am hyped to know what is going on, really interesting !

    Thanks a lot for the chapter, i really love them

  27. I just hope the meeting doesn’t drag out too long. Makoto has promised to be back by evening.

    Though I think it would be hilarious if Makoto completely forgot the time. Then while they’re discussing some very important part of the plan, suddenly the door is thrown open, and in walks Mio, with a pout on a her face, and says:

    “Mou, Waka-sama. You said you’d be back by evening. I gave it my all preparing a new dish, hoping to hear your opinion on it, but here you are, out playing with Rembrandt instead.” (Mio)

    Then she grabs him by his ear and drags him out of the meeting.

  28. thanks for the chapter

    I though elyson was the 4th world power, did I miss something, or did aion took over the 4th place after the fall of elyson?

  29. I wonder how the heroes are going to respond to this? I can see Tomoki using this to justify a large-scale military response to “protect” an allied country and try to get revenge on Makoto. But Hibiki might see this as her worst nightmare coming to fruition. She might go gather a thousand sacrifices for Samal’s ritual to get rid of Makoto, but Samal has been rendered near inanimate so those sacrifices will be in vain. If those events happen, then both heroes may lose all standing: Hibiki for the deaths of a thousand innocents (if they were hyumens then the 4 Powers will hate her and if they are demi-humens then Makoto will be hostile to her) will lose support and Tomoki will be responsible for the annihilation of Gritonia’s military and be abandoned by Lily.

    1. I think the chance is low for hibiki to do that and even if she does, she will find a way for nobody to know she is quite the schemer after all and tomoki has a trauma from makoto since that visit, if he does confront makoto it will take some time until he gets his confidence back and lily finishes modifying his body, since I don’t think it took that much time already in the story the chance of this happening is low too I think, but it would be nice to see a war between makoto and tomoki I’m hoping for that too! XD

  30. can someone please help remind me who Sairitz exactly is?
    like what sorts of interactions did she have with Makoto and stuff.
    A Chap ref would be nice, Thanks in advance!!

    1. Sairitz is the overseer of Priests and Priestesses of the Lorel Union, one of the 4 major Hyumen nations. Since Lorel is also a place where the worship of the Water Spirit and priestess (Chiya) is the state-religion/royalty, Sairitz is effectively the Prime Minister of the country. She met Makoto at a dinner party in Chapter 117 and 118. Her country has been providing safe havens and sheltering people from Makoto’s world for centuries, they called the Wise, and therefore the most Japanese like nation in the world: they use Kanji, have Japanese sounding names, and even have Hot Springs.

    1. summarize: Makoto got shrines and a new follower Tamaki as a gift from the 3 gods. And when he asked to learn about the dark side of society, he got dragged into a revolution meeting instead..

    2. Summary: He got 3 shrines and a new followers from the god. After making the pact with the new follower and looking at her eyes afterward, he realized that the malice/evil of the outside that he hated so much has invaded Asora. He realized that he has to changed himself by no longer running away from the problems at hand, thus he’s trying to learn how to deal with it from Rembrandt-san. In the midst of this, Aion kingdom is gonna experiencing a revolution and since Rembrandt-san is participating with the help of Sairitz, he has to participate in their talk now.

      The main points of these recent chapters are the fact that Makoto really love Asora and his followers, therefore he wants to protect them by changing himself. He has been ignore the root of the problems coming his way even though he’s completely capable of perceiving it before hand, and just always decided to deal with it when it came eventually or he would just left it directly to his followers. Now he detected the same thing from his newest follower, he decided that he can’t run/ignore it anymore, so he tries to learn and deal with himself, ie changing himself (people has been complaining how passive he was, so this’s a nice development imo).

  31. Wow, I thought that the person Rembrandt is talking about was Hibiki since she’s the leader of a social revolution in Limia, but nope. I think we’re going to learn some stuff about Lorel

  32. well if he want learn about evil just ask Mio chan she will teach him to not care about others and just have fyn destroyng ans kiling just for fun with no regrets… just more like they imagine him =P

    1. Mio is not evil, though. She’s not even a schemer. She’s just pragmatic.

      I actually find it ironic how it’s not the spider who is the schemer of the bunch, but a dragon. Why? Because of the association of spinning webs (of lies), and dragons generally being strict about honor (they often go hand in hand with knights, after all), and stuff like that.

      1. Makoto as a retarded way to see ‘evil’ as he said he see people as evil if they have hidden plans.

        hard to talk about Mio right now since her actions are very limited by makoto’s order, but without makoto, she would just do whatever she want and slaughter anyone on her way because they would be bothers.
        She doesn’t have any empathy, would do anything for her own profit, and is very cruel.
        honestly, I think she is (arguable) the most ‘evil’ character in tsuki ga

        1. I agree that she doesn’t really care about others, and would normally kill them without hesitation if that’s the most convenient thing for her, but I don’t see that in itself as evil.

          The same way I don’t see a lion as evil for killing and eating other animals.

          Mio feels like someone without any (strong) ambition of her own, and if not for Makoto as well as her insatiable hunger, she would probably just hole up somewhere and only come out occasionally to feed.

          Even her passion for cooking feels like it’s more about Makoto than herself.

          To me, Mio is the type of monster that takes up residence somewhere and becomes the local legend that the occasional would-be hero decides to challenge, rather than someone like a Demon Lord who tries to take over the world, or destroy it.

          Also, I wouldn’t describe her as cruel. That would imply she takes pleasure in seeing or inflicting suffering in others. Whereas she simply doesn’t care.

          1. Killing only because it’s convenient is evil.

            A lion is an animal, and by this, lack the mental capacity for morality, thus it can’t be ‘good’ or ‘evil’. Comparing Mio like that is just saying she is an inferior being lacking the mental ability to judge deeds, and that’s wrong.

            Disagree. Without her hunger, she would still travel around the world to eat new things. I see her as the kind of girls that would commit a genocide because “they taste good”. that’s very evil to me.

            first, ‘Cruelty’ doesn’t necessary imply taking pleasure in it. look up for the definition.
            second, shiki disagree with you saying she doesn’t take pleasure in torture.
            *cry in counting skin shaving*

  33. Tch, I missed a lot of release ! But well… It permitted me to binge read these last chapters, so I won’t complain much. AHAHAHAHAHAHAH !

    What to say ? Our little MC-chan is growing really fast.
    Already the 4th follower ? And quite the interesting one at that ! But it kind of comfort me in the idea that every contract changes MC-chan a bit…

    But let’s stay in this chapter.

    Revolution, huh ? Well, having the royalty participate this time ?! AHAHAHAHAHAHAH !

    More, seriously, I’ll have to admit that the comming of that empress did surprise me ! What is she planning in doing so ? What does she gain from that ? Did that Chibi-peeker tell her about MC-chan’s might ? Why is that daugthercon trusting her ?
    I do have some hypothesis but it might be interesting to read other opinions.

    Thanks for your work !

    1. I don’t think Rembrandt-san trust her completely, but it’s more of a profit/cost relationship. And I really want to know why Sairitz decide to do this. I thought that it would be either Lily or the Limia’s prince… I really hope that the chibi priest let her knows of Makoto’s “true” power. What going on is so interesting, I’m so hype for the next. The reason for Sairitz’s action is mainly to get close to Makoto and further understand his thoughts, surroundings and his views in current world’s state. Lorel knows about him the least after all…

      1. Well, I’m not saying that Daughtercon befriended her (though?), but in that kind of conspiracy it is necessary to be sure that you won’t be betrayed.
        There are only two way to assure that :

        _Outmatching your partners, so you can easily dispose of them in case of suspicous activity, or discredit their saying if they spoke.
        _Having an insurance (hostages, evidences liable to death sentence…)

        The possibility of a true friend exist but I don’t think that guy would risk his relatives’ lives for that kind of reasons especially after bathing himself in the merchants’ world for so long.

        Also, considering that the other party is an empress, overpowering her seems very unlikely, so I would go for the insurance. And I really wonder what kind of pressure can he make on her.
        But, of course, to like your revolution’s comrades is a minimum, so I don’t think he despises her.

        Concerning her… Why would she do something like helping a foreign town to gain its independence ? And, not sending some underling, but even coming herself ! What does Lorel gain from it ?

        Of course, to get closer to MC-chan isn’t a bad thing for her, but she seemed afraid to the point of abandonning the thought of “befriending” him. And if that Chibi told her about his power, wouldn’t she fear him even more ? Also, how could she know that MC-chan would participate when even the Daughtercon didn’t ?

        Then her reasons are about the benefits to Lorel ? Sure, having a preferential alliance with such a town/state is quite useful, but after the war ! She didn’t seemed to be like the fools who take hyuman’s victory for granted. Is she taking the bet ? And what about protection for that town ? Tsige’s adventurers are tough but against a whole kingdom… (though that part depends on the plan) And when adding her country’s position toward the Bug, things are becoming even messier. AHAHAHAHAHAHAH !

        …I feel like I’m not that far, but I haven’t yet dug out the core.

        1. Her reasoning or even Lorel reasoning for this is very mysterious, I can’t really pin point it clearly either. It may be their effort in gaining control over Tsige later or her effort in gaining Makoto’s favor by approaching people and land that has some meaning to him. Or maybe her effort in weakening Aion, I’m not sure. There’re so many possiblities

  34. The story gets more more interesting now politics revolution can’t wait to see how far this goes
    Tamaki I’m so interested in seeing who she is I looking to trying to figure out who she is exactly I got nothing from the name Touda and
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  38. Gee, a revolution under the cause of representative taxation against a distant, uncaring and unresponsive aristocratic government, where have I heard that before? Gimme a minute, I’ll remember. Some wealthy merchants got together and decided that they’d be better off deciding their own fates. Late eighteenth century I’m thinking Philadelphia? Somebody know what I’m taking about?

  39. Rembrandt understands modern taxation theory.
    If the tax rate is too high, income from taxes decreases because people either move away or lose motivation to work.

    Seeing as he views the government as a necessary evil rather than purely evil, one can’t say that Rembrandt is ancap.

    A minarchist is probably where he’s at.

      1. agreed, you can tell that that is happening all over the world just by the talk Zara made with Makoto on their first meeting

    1. Sorry but low taxation is not possible in our society. In our modern world where governments socializes many things and creates fake free markets for businesses, then high taxation is the only choice.

      Patents, trademarks, etc are an example of this. In no way can ideas be defined as property, because ideas don’t have a form, they are imaginary. The government defining such a thing as patents as property is pretty much straight communist. This action has led to high concentration of wealth and wealth inequality. This is the reason we have high taxes on the rich, because thats the cost of what the government is providing in the form of patents, trademarks, IP, contract laws etc. Unfortunately plenty of politicians have forgotten this, and are absolutely scamming the public by cutting taxes on the rich. Either get rid of patents system, or force the rich to pay higher taxes.

      I will be completely honest, I prefer we get rid of the patents system from its root. Most of the rich companies in this world would rather pay taxes up their ass than get rid of the cash cow that is the patent system because their business would die quickly if the patent/IP/trademark/contract laws system was repealed.

        1. its a problem with most of the world. Patents, trademarks, IP, etc have all pretty much ruined our economy and creates massive inequality. This is the reason we have to have high taxes. If they got rid of the patents, trademarks etc, taxes can be much much lower for everyone, but the rich will never agree to that. They benefit from this form of protection such that they’d rather keep paying taxes, and at a much higher level if necessary than get rid of the patent / IP system.

          The idealistic world of tsukimichi doesn’t have a single mention of patents. Its a utopia where government/big business don’t collude to scam the people. Thats why its moronic to try and compare tsige to earth.

          1. you ever went to countries other than the USA ? sorry bro, but in SEA at least, the tax is pretty low and they mostly tax the rich, not the lower class, your problem sounds like an american problem than “most of the world”

          2. Understandable it sound more like liberal ideologist country where the rich get richer and poor get poorer in extreme ways

          3. … as someone from a more liberal country than america, basically everywhere but like… china and russia, but specifically from Canada… we still have patents and shiz too and honestly our tax rate isn’t that bad… and small people get patents all the time and end up getting big off of it, like… you do realize that that system isn’t designed for big corporations or anything but… it’s actually to help the person that invented/ created the work so the market doesn’t get inundated with copycats and detract from the original… oh btw, in canada we’re also full of more middle class than either poor or rich, like… you realize that conservative doctrine is more having the rich get richer, right? Capitalism is all about empowering those at the top… think of star trek, everyone’s equal, there’s actually no economy inside the federation itself, and you tend to choose a job you want to do, it’s a freaking utopia…

          4. Thats because of the easy to abuse system of patents. You can “renew” a patent on something by changing 2 things.

            Thats it, you can just change the shape of something and boom, reapply for a new patent.

            However you also fail to talk about how businesses have been changing patent laws over time.

            And also considering how unpopular patent law is on the news cycle (another problem we have is lack of information being given to the public) not to mention thr fact that TV and the government have made programming TV to slowly give people ADD (or whatever they wanna call it now, which is also a problem)

            I mean seriously it system was fine, its just been abused and changed to much to allow more abuse.

            Lets also talk about conglomerates. We have maybe 3-4 major companies in the US. We have monopolies that are hidden behind “fronts” as it were.

            The system isn’t bad, its the people in it, and the hidding of the governments and corporations (that control the government with money bribes)

  40. Hrm, it seems Makoto-kun will need Professor Shiki’s assistance as well as Instructor Tomoe’s. Tomoe will copy the memories of this meeting and Shiki will review, recap and cliffnotes the fuck out of it for Makoto-kun.

    This is one of the ‘average’ or even slightly ‘below average’ MCs that actually stays that way or is truly that way when it comes to intelligence. Nothing is more irksome than a stupid MC that has more enlightenment and wisdom than scholars or a supposedly smart MC that does more dumb shit than 10 drunks at Disney land (did you know the D for Disney is spellchecked to be capitalized? I did not.). My hat off to the author for managing this. Granted Makoto isnt an idiot, hes just not big brain or anything. He has some things hes knowledgeable in cause they caught his interest but for most things its kinda like “What? Beats me.”

  41. ¨Why is it that in this world, it always begins from the messed up parts?!¨

    You have F rank luck, Makoto. Possibly something related to your Parents.

    1. Hahaha I was thinking the same thing. His luck is so f’d up that it always starts with something messed up but he gets through it anyways. It’s so bad that he even gets a title for it iirc

  42. Welvome yo society evil makoto, where people exploits and make deals etc.. with as long as they benefits them.
    Welcome to the ugly and evil parts of it 🙂
    Would be good to learn to become a “Normal” merchant now hahaha

  43. Yes, finally. Take back your onsen nonsense and bring political strife, power machinations, negotiations and alliances between multiple parties each with their own long and short term goals. Finally something really interesting.

  44. Lol, he wants to get into the pan yet is immediately thrown into the fire.

    Also, I don’t trust Salrits. She’s shown before to be quite cunning; there is no she’s doing this without a good reason to.

  45. Well the mc made brief mention of it. That there have been revolutions that weren’t juste. But sadly they happened anyways. One of the ones i would put into that category would be the russian one. Lead by the bolsheviks. That one had nothing to do with what was actually going on at the time. And had everything to do with two men who just saw their chance to take over a country. And even worse the moron who funded them. Just because he thought it would be better to distablize the country. For fear of them being an enemy. But instead just caused more problems and issues that go on to this day. I think too many tend to think that revolutions are the right thing to do. But that isn’t always the case. And history shows this. That it can cause way more problems then they solve.

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