Chapter 249: Deepening mystery of the sprites

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For the people that are wondering, there’s 25 chapters left now, counting the new chapter out.

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“Even though this is our long awaited chance in Lorel, I didn’t expect we would be finding traces of the empire’s hero. It is really unpleasant.” (Tomoe)

“It is a Japanese-like place, but I don’t think there’s anything he would want in this country though. The top priestess, Chiya-chan, is already in Hibiki-senpai’s group after all, and he doesn’t seem like a person that had any lingering attachment to Japan to begin with.” (Makoto)

“On top of that, Sairitz already knew of his charm ability. If all the spies return with their eyes as hearts, not understanding it until now would be stupid.” (Tomoe)

“Such a mystery. He can’t directly charm the core members of Lorel, so maybe they are planning an insurrection and doing stealth work?” (Makoto)

“In this time when they don’t even know what direction the war of the demon race will take, would they do something like this? Not being able to completely rule out that possibility is the unpleasant part of that man.” (Tomoe)

“…I don’t think he is that much of an idiot though.” (Makoto)

In the end, after buying around ⅓ of the cosplay shop -no wait, that wasn’t the name- the Lorel’s traditional clothes store, and throwing it in Asora, we learned that Shougetsu-san and company had already left Mizuha, and headed to Kannaoi.

Now that I think about it, we didn’t decide who would be leaving first.

But well, they left first and us after, so no problem in that I suppose.

When I asked the soldier1, who is completely treating me as a Wise, at the gates of the city, he said that they were accompanied by a princess that looked like Iroha-chan.

So they really had a double huh. I was secretly impressed.

We were currently riding a high class carriage that we were recommended so that we would be able to relax, and am currently chatting with Tomoe.

Mio and Iroha-chan went to the coachman side.

But well, it is not like they are driving the horse, they are simply enjoying the view.

We have already told the horse that our destination is Kannaoi, so there should be no problems.

“At present, we have notified Beren and the Forest Onis of the charm of the hero. With that in mind, they should be gathering information in Kannaoi, and if he turns into an obstacle, we will have no choice but to deal with it at that time.” (Tomoe)

“Right. Our objective is only the labyrinth. If we don’t finish that matter first, we won’t be able to take our time with Tomoki.” (Makoto)

From what I have heard of Tsige’s situation, it seems like time is currently our ally.

The kingdom side and the revolutionary side are unable to forcefully restrain Tsige, and the conditions are slowly turning to Tsige’s favor.

It would be way too optimistic to think that Tsige will be able to continue the push like this, but it isn’t a dangerous state where they will bring an all-out attack by today or tomorrow.

Rembrandt also said this, the number one worst situation would be that the two powers decide to take hands and beat up Tsige once. Sweep clean Rembrandt-san who is currently raising for independence, us, and the adventurers, and after that, both powers will return to fighting each other.

That’s why, in order to stop them from doing this union, Tsige tries not to gather up their forces and is mainly moving the adventurers to do raids.

The benefits that Tsige and the borders of the world give is enormous.

To the point that there’s plenty possibility the Aion kingdom and the revolutionary force would temporarily stop their fight and make Tsige stop thinking about getting independence.

If that situation arrives faster than expected, Tsige’s surroundings, and maybe worse, the town itself will become a battlefield.

The reason I came to Lorel is exactly in order to prepare for this situation.

That’s why, as long as Rembrandt-san is able to advance with the negotiation well, there’s the chance that there won’t be any need for the mercenaries in the near future.

Looking at it for a future, they will be a necessary force for the protection of the town that has gained independence, and to nurture defensive forces, also it is true that there’s nothing pointless about achieving our objective.

If possible, I want to only concentrate on that objective without any sort of obstruction.

Being involved with Tomoki is a lot more bothersome than Senpai.

If he sees Mio, he might even want Mio as well.

Even if he is a teenager, his sexual desire is abnormal.

Leaving it as a delusion would be charming, but would someone really want to create a harem in real life?

That’s just an incredible pain.

Hold the political power of the Empire, make a harem, have a lot of babies; and he is a human, so even if he does his best with magic, he won’t be able to live long.

Yeah, I can clearly tell that the future would be real muddy.

Tomoki, just what does that guy even want to do?

I don’t understand him at all.

“Kuku, it is true that I also don’t want to get involved with that guy either. Ah, now that I think about it, I have received a number of reports from Beren.” (Tomoe)

“From Beren? What is it?” (Makoto)

“He said there’s a number dwarfs living in the settlements at the mountain recesses that want to migrate to Asora. Also, extra information about that sprite called Marikosan.” (Tomoe)

“Migration huh. If they are acquaintances of Beren, there’s no problem with simply leaving them under the care of the Elder Dwarfs, and if they are people that are not deeply involved with the country, I don’t really mind. Should we have Shiki do the interview?” (Makoto)

“Right. Then I will ask Shiki of it.” (Tomoe)

“And so, what’s this information about Marikosan.” (Makoto)

The mysterious sprite, Marikosan.

For now, my brain pictures them as female Elder Dwarfs, but it seems like they are a different race from dwarfs.

We will most likely meet in person when we go to the labyrinth, but having information beforehand would be appreciated.

In Mizuha, the only information we could get was that they are rare characters that are in the labyrinth.

“They are earth affiliated sprites like the dwarfs, but in terms of race, it seems like they are completely different. This is my first time hearing about them, but looks like they’re sprites that are related to dungeons.” (Tomoe) <Apparently Marikosan is the name of a race, not an individual. How misleading.>

“Related to dungeons?” (Makoto)

Are they specialized in digging?

No good, the mystery is just deepening.

“Yeah. That Doma, it seems like he has taken in a good amount of them in the dungeon. But…I have never heard of him having any dependents. A size that’s smaller than dwarfs and spirits, closer to that of fairies.” (Tomoe)

“That’s small.” (Makoto)

Tomoe had begun talking about the information regarding their outward appearance, and I suddenly ended up retorting.

Fairies are about 10cm to 20cm.

Are they like mascots?

The loveable characters?

“Inside the dungeon, no matter the amount of adventurers, they possess enough battle power to grab you by the balls…” (Tomoe)


“A manly yet charming beard…” (Tomoe)

“Beard?!” (Makoto)

“Is their trademark, or so I have been told.” (Tomoe)

Their body stature is that of a fairy, have unparalleled strength inside a dungeon, and their beard is their trademark?

No good, the established information is not arranging inside my head.

I feel like a notification is telling me: ‘it doesn’t mix, please stop trying to’, as I line up the ingredients.

Right now, Marikosan is a pile of contradictions.

Is it safe to consider them dungeon spirits?

Lorel has strong religious faith in the Spirit religion which stemmed from the Goddess religion, so in that sense, this mysterious sprite called Marikosan that is common knowledge for the people of Lorel, could be considered the spirits of the labyrinth…….beard.

“Beard huh.” (Makoto)

“Beard, it seems.” (Tomoe)



Both of us were at a loss of words and silence came naturally.

“Ah, by the way, has Doma finished his reincarnation inside the labyrinth?” (Makoto)

“I wonder. Maybe he is still inside his egg. Similar to me, he is the type that doesn’t move proactively.” (Tomoe)

“In the past, you were quite the shut-in as well.” (Makoto)

“Getting involved with hyumans would only be a pain after all. Repeating a cycle of sleeping, dying, and reincarnating, would be a lot better than that.” (Tomoe)

Sleep, die, and reincarnate? Hey hey.

“Root said that he has already returned him to the labyrinth, so if he has already been born, we gotta greet him at least once.” (Makoto)

Yaso-Katsui seems to be his house after all.

“He is probably not the kind of dragon you imagine him to be. Not only is he gloomy, he is also a shut-in. The most useless dragon among useless dragons.” (Tomoe)

That’s quite the way of describing him.

If he were merry and social, he wouldn’t be lurking deep inside a dungeon, but that doesn’t make him useless.

“Useless dragon huh.” (Makoto)

If that’s the standard of being useless, then I wonder what would make the dragon in front of me.

I am beginning to look forward to seeing this Doma guy.

“Waka-sama! There’s a brook that looks good for a break! We are advancing as scheduled, so how about having a meal in this short rest?” (Mio)

Mio pokes her head on our side and proposes a break.

As scheduled huh.

Then it might be fine to rest for a bit.

I’m getting hungry just in time, and just in case, I had Tomoe and Mio be alert for any attacks, while I also pay a bit of attention to the surroundings, so I am slightly fatigued mentally.

The Forest Oni and the Arke that entered Kannaoi first should have decided on an inn already, but if we were to increase our speed to an unnatural level and hurry to Kannaoi, the only thing we will be gaining is unnecessary attention.

Just as we planned at first, going at normal pace brings good fortune.

I do want to bring Iroha-chan safely to Kannaoi, and I don’t want to trouble Sairitz-san with her strange cautiousness and consideration by arriving faster than she expects.

I don’t know from where she is watching, but Sairitz-san, after seeing the power of the Kuzunoha Company and evaluating us relatively high, she wouldn’t simply leave us be.

Even if it doesn’t go to the point of calling it surveillance, it is probably safe to assume that she is watching us and has a rough understanding of our actions from reports.

On the surface, we are being allowed to move pretty freely, so free that there’s the need to be grateful for it.

It would be a bit embarrassing to have them know about our shopping spree in Mizuha though.

“Okay then, let’s rest for a bit. If there’s water, the horse can also take a rest after all.” (Makoto)

“Yes! Then I will be preparing the bento at once-desu wa.” (Mio)

“Hm? What’s wrong, Iroha-chan?” (Makoto)

At the side of Mio, there’s Iroha-chan with a face as if she wanted to say something.

“…I heard a bit about you guys talking of things like Doma and Marikosan.” (Iroha)

Thinking for a bit, Iroha-chan speaks out.

“Ah, yeah. We were indeed talking about those topics.” (Makoto)

“Is it talk about Yaso-Katsui?” (Iroha)

“Yeah.” (Makoto)

“This is something that everyone of Kannaoi knows. It seems like not that long ago, the Dragon Slayer Sofia went to the deep parts of the labyrinth and slayed Doma.” (Iroha)

I know.

I heard it from Sofia herself after all.

“It seems that’s the case. I did hear about that as well.” (Makoto)

“That’s why Doma shouldn’t be at the labyrinth now. And I have heard that since that day, the labyrinth has been unstable.” (Iroha)

“Unstable? As in dangerous?” (Makoto)

This is information I didn’t hear in Mizuha.

“Many openings have appeared in the labyrinth, and the mamonos inside have begun to come out from them…… that’s what I think I heard the people outside my home say.” (Iroha)

“Dangers of the labyrinth causing damage outside huh. It certainly does sound unstable.” (Makoto)

Doma’s absence, are they going wild because their head figure has disappeared?

But if that’s the case, he is currently existing as an egg.

Are they not simply in a relationship of a dwelling and its master?

…Ah, so that’s why Iroha-chan said that thing about land survey, it was to investigate the anomaly, maybe?

If that’s really the case, she would be like a riotous Edo feudal lord.

Even though she is still so young…

“There’s also rumours that the number of Marikosans have decreased-desu. I have not seen them myself, but it seems like the adventurers that gone to the deep parts have encountered them.” (Iroha)

Deep parts huh.

They don’t appear in the shallow floors?

Then there’s the chance that they really are diggers…

Who knows, maybe their weapons are pickaxes.

“Their numbers have decreased huh. The mysteries are many with those Marikosans.” (Makoto)

“Everyone knows about them, but no one knows them in detail.” (Iroha)

“I see.” (Makoto)

“Things like Marikosan steam buns, and Marikosan goods are found anywhere, but if the real thing were to appear in the city, it would definitely become a big uproar-desu. That’s the kind of illusory existence those Marikosan are.” (Iroha)

“…I see. Thanks for telling me, Iroha-chan.” (Makoto)

“This much is a given-na no desu. I can see that Tomoe-sama is an incredible lady of character, but just now, I was told by Mio-sama that she is also incredible. And she said Raidou-sama is even more incredible. Anyways, she said you are an incredibly great man.” (Iroha)

“Mio, that girl again.” (Makoto)

Planting weird things inside a kid’s head.

“She said that even if there’s something unbelievable happening, I can just say: ‘It is Raidou-sama after all’, and most things will make sense. An incredible person-na no desu.” (Iroha)

“Umu, Iroha learns quick. That way of thinking is completely correct.” (Tomoe)

“Yes-desu, Tomoe-sama!” (Iroha)

“…I do think that she is an intelligent girl, but I also think that what you are teaching her is really mistaken.” (Makoto)

Being only pure and intelligent will invite misunderstandings.

“Is that so?” (Iroha)

“This is what you call humbleness, Iroha. Don’t worry, in this journey, you can just look at Waka and understand what you have perceived. You won’t be bored, I promise you that.” (Tomoe)

“I am looking forward to it-na no desu! And if possible, Tomoe-sama, please show me your sword techniques as well!” (Iroha)

“Of course-ja.” (Tomoe)

‘Of course-ja’, you say?

I don’t know if it is okay to have Iroha-chan accompany you in the times when you have unsheathed your sword and are swinging it.

It can’t be helped if we were attacked on our way to Kannaoi though…

Ah, this is not related to attacks, but there’s Iroha-chan, so we can’t return to Asora at nights.

In that case, we will be camping outside?

Even when we have such a small girl with us?

If there’s a village on our way, maybe we should stay a night.

No matter how high-class the carriage is, it is a girl that has been entrusted to us, so it would be pitiful to have her sleeping inside the carriage.

We have the promissory note, so there should be no problems.

“Ah, Mio, can you do this after the rest….” (Makoto)

Since Iroha-chan’s here, let’s find a random village beforehand and stay there.

We arrived at the brook, and I speak to Mio who is endeavouring in preparing the boxed lunches.

I also tell the same thing to Tomoe.

We let the horse rest while passing a relaxing break time.

A rare relaxing time of doing nothing.

Ah~, this kind of moments are good once in awhile~.

I was thinking like an old man.

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      This one is too hard to mimic… :'(

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    1. “If that’s really the case, she would be like a riotous Edo feudal lord.”

      While I don’t doubt that “riotous” would be a perfectly usable description of Iroha, my first instinct on reading this was “righteous”. Can we confirm which one was actually in the raws?

  1. Thank reigo.

    Ya, the author had wrote a new chapter.
    But I dun think it is updating regularly.
    I juz hope this series will be able to complete during my lifetime.
    Coz, the author does have a poor health

      1. Japan has a thing about poor working conditions and overworking, not to mention underpaying. But what else is new.

        The rich get richer the poor get poorer. The world is an illusion. Reality is a hologram. Buy gold, bye

  2. You act like an old man a lot, Makoto.

    …Actually, try thinking of him as some old grandpa who’s out of touch with the youngsters around him, and see if you don’t find it as disturbingly fitting as I did… 😓

    Thanks for all your hard work, Reigo-san! 😄

  3. Well… my image of the Marikosans are also crumbling… I imagined them to be cute and flying around while having wings… but this chapter just soiled my pure head with… beards… *Shudder*

  4. “Getting involved with hyumans would only be a pain after all. Repeating a cycle of sleeping, dying, and reincarnating, would be a lot better than that.” (Makoto)

    Should this be Tomoe?

  5. Marikosan, with a race like a Japanese name, the size of a fairy, and beards as defining character traits.
    And apparently they go for the one place that half of earth’s population(less than that in this world, now that I think about it) would never want to be attacked.

    …..What do I make of this? I guess I’ll just stick to Mio’s perspective and imagine that they also taste sweet like faries.

    And Doma. The more I hear about him, the more eager I’m getting to meet him. Somehow, when I think gloomy, all that comes to mind is a certain tactless and logic-prone student council treasurer…
    From Sophia’s fight, wheras Waterfall’s ability was extreme regeneration, Doma has some sort of flash-step-like teleportation ability, right?

      1. It was.

        During their first battle, that was how Sophia jumped around the battlefield, but I think Makoto noted that during their second battle, Sophia was using a different type of teleport that had a black shadowy outline around her body and felt a little more like incredible speed. That’s the impression I have, anyway.

    1. Doma is sounding more and more like Fafnir from Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon. Maybe he’s secretly a gamer also, and lives in a dungeon in order to run his own game?

  6. Thanks for the chapter~!

    Diggers + smaller than a dwarf? And beards? Sounds like Garden Gnomes to me…

  7. Thanks for the chapter! I’m always way to eager.
    Also, I can just see Sairitiz-san getting the report about them buying out 1/3rd of the cosplay shop, and then deciding it would make a good “good will gift” to send them lots of high quality outfits haha. Poor Makoto-kun! (URAYAMASHII!)

  8. Thanks for the chapter. Fairy with beard thats is scary, someone commented that they like to touch children; that made me imagine fairy with beard who look like old man and a pervert, imagined old man from DBZ with fairy wings, cant un imaging anymore this will become a nightmare.
    Mio is teaching iroha chan some good stuff. =)

  9. Oooh if that Di**head of a hero trys do say something to Mio such as become mine or trys to charm her. I hope she says no I’m with a guy who you’ll never match up to, or scares him with her Aura and makes him piss himself, or she just cuts his D off. Hate that guy can’t get any girls without his charm, I bet if he took the charm off they’ll try to kill him.

    1. actually no its already established that some of his harem is willingly go with him(the three girl from the start)….

    2. why the fuck people are so obsessed with tomoki’s dick and seeing people literally piss themselves. are those repressed fetishes?

  10. “Getting involved with hyumans would only be a pain after all. Repeating a cycle of sleeping, dying, and reincarnating, would be a lot better than that.” (Makoto)
    I think maybe this is supposed to be Tomoe speaking?

  11. Makoto can’t understand how Trashmoki thinks?
    Naturally, Makoto thinks with his brain, trash thinks with its d*ck, the place their thoughts make their home is too far apart after all

    1. Probably we might get a long chapter when we get a decent fight scene, and by fight scene I mean Makoto and Company team-wiping the mercenary group, Tomoki’s group, and whatever else Lorel and the Dungeon throws at them.

      1. Makoto is so OP that he can just instant kill those guys, we’re talking about guys who grabbed a god from dimensional crack and killed it. A decent fighting scene would be fight with another god.

    2. Yeah, but reikogai mention a while ago that he will adjust the schedule again coz the chapter is shorter now. But no update of the patch until now.
      @reikogai please return the schedule of every 3 days.

  12. Hmm. Makoto raises a good point. So show of hands, who would actually want a real harem? Not set in a power fantasy or wish fulfillment setting, with all the reality attached.
    …Well, maybe we can ignore the more direct legality issues.

    Anyway, who here finds the idea of a harem (or reverse-harem) attractive? Honestly speaking, Makoto is right and I do find it to be too much of a pain to even consider bothering with. Heck, it’s too much a pain to accept even if you don’t have to go out of your way to get it.

    1. depends if you can maintain the status quo of the harem though, like can you share the love equally or focus on one while the other get a bit less of the primary one

    2. honestly, I can’t see a harem based on love working out.
      I think a polygamous relation are working only because it’s arranged marriages, political or economical reasons. a view of marriage different of what we currently have in the west (and probably most countries where polygamy is forbidden)

  13. There’s some mistake

    “Getting involved with hyumans would only be a pain after all. Repeating a cycle of sleeping, dying, and reincarnating, would be a lot better than that.” (Makoto)

    I think that should be Tomoe talking.

  14. Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Holey cheese! They bough a third of the shop’s total merchandise? There’s going to be some legend of a big spender going around town.

  15. Tomoe seems to be casting final fantasy spells when she speaks. Thunderja, fireja, of-course-ja.

  16. Thanks for the chapter as always, Well at least we know that the project isn’t sead jet, The Creation God Author-sama has finally made an aparition for the fans. Tjose Marikosan sound like gnomes to me, you know those that are put in backyards???

  17. Was the Marikosan ever mentioned before in the story.. I don’t recall ever hearing of the name..
    And if anyone knows, can you tell me which chapter?

  18. Quick question for Reigokai: have you managed to talk to the author of this series before? (or at least tried to get in contact with him) Just curious 🙂

  19. You know this got me thinking because sometimes Satou is mentioned here lol. But the level system in Death March is sometimes hard to grasp like the level is too low, so to make it more understandable, if we translate a lvl 7 average soldier in Death March to Tsuki Ga level. What level would that be?

  20. Thanks for the chapter!

    ““Inside the dungeon, no matter the amount of adventurers, they possess enough battle power to grab you by the balls…” (Tomoe)


    “A manly yet charming beard…” (Tomoe)”

    So Nac Mac Feegle from Discworld then? If so, it’s going to be awesome XD

    1. CHRISTOBELLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Looks like it’s time again for the manly women….

  21. I’m so late XD
    Thanks for the chapter Reigokai!

    It’s gog to kmow that there was a new release from the author. I don’t think he’ll be updating regularly, but it’s good to know that he/she is alive and writing.

  22. thanks for the chapter

    “Leaving it as a delusion would be charming, but would someone really want to create a harem in real life?That’s just an incredible pain.”
    words of truths here. people already struggle to keep their monogamous relationship, a harem seem out of reach. and if it’s just for fucking, you can buy whores

    ” if there’s something unbelievable happening, I can just say: ‘It is Raidou-sama after all’, and most things will make sense.”
    not really ‘making sense’, just accepting absurdity as normality. goodbye logic, we will miss you

  23. Thanks for the chapter, reigo-senpai.

    I actually have my own personal countdown going on. Before you posted this, it was at 26. Now you’re saying there’s 25 left including this? I need to check the source page and recount everything…

    1. I was wrong, I didn’t have my computer on Windows 10 when I read this. I… was fooling around with 7. Anywho, I have a sticky note posted that I wrote down the remaining number on. It was 25 after all. I feel like an idiot.

  24. “Inside the dungeon, no matter the amount of adventurers, they possess enough battle power to grab you by the balls…”
    do you want to know how Marikosan are that strong?

    phase 1: collect underpants
    phase 2: ???
    phase 3: profit

  25. WOHOO! Great to hear that! Many thanks to you and your supporter (sponsors, patreons)!

    Mio is teaching the loli well. Everyone shall praise Raidou-sama, alonside Reigokai-sama. By the way… they freaking bought one third of the whole cosplayer cough traditional Lorel Clothes shop?! I would love to see the illustrations of Mio and Tomoe wearing them one day.

  26. Thanks for the chapter. All I can say after the Empires Hero have kids and then later on dying leaving behind no child support for them sounds like a bad joke.

  27. Their body stature is that of a fairy, have unparalleled strength inside a dungeon, and their beard is their trademark?

    Wild guess on appearance: Gnome from the Legend of mana saga

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  29. For the name I thought they were a woman races maybe but they have beard so unless they are cuasi-women fairies with beard, then the race should have males and females with the females one been beardless. My mental image of them is a bit weird.

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