Chapter 255: Beren's report

There’s a garden, and we were guided to the shed there.
Even if the hotel is big, it is still strange to have a shed at the third floor of a hotel, and on top of that, there’s a garden.
From the window of the room there, I could appreciate the pseudo-japanese garden.
No well, it does feel strange to have palm trees and several colorful fruits constantly changing colors, but I think this enters into the category of a japanese garden.
I don’t have much knowledge about gardens after all.
I am simply feeling like: what the hell is this?
The inside of the house is tiled and the rooms were covered in tatami mats.
It may be a mix of japanese and european style, but it is a bit more relaxing this way.
Probably because my house felt similar to this.
Nevertheless…there’s 4 rooms and the passage is wide enough for two people to walk side by side.
How fearsome is Chihiro Man Rai restaurant.
“Now now, Waka-sama, over here.”
After checking out the rooms and the garden, Beren guides me again.
Well, even if I say guide, he simply led me to the room where I saw the garden, and made me seat at the seat of honor.
Around the square table, there’s a number of floor cushions.
This is something I see for the first time in this world as well, but for me, it is a fresh view.
It is been awhile since I have seen a room without chairs.
When I sit, Mio beckons Iroha-chan and both of them sit as well.
I did suggest Beren to take a seat too, but he stayed standing.
‘It would be outrageous to sit before Tomoe-sama comes’, apparently.
The Forest Oni, Shii, in a terrible twist of fate, respects Eris and is mimicking a lot of her speech and conduct, but in this kind of situations, she hasn’t been able to completely mimic her.
At her roots, Shii is a serious and athletic type of girl, so she hasn’t taken a sit either.
If it were Eris, she would have the guest Iroha-chan sit, and while at it, she would also sit as well, no doubt about it.
Seems like Akua and Eris are pretty admired by their juniors, but the athletic type ones, no matter if male or female, are easily attracted to Akua’s side, but for some reason, Shii is one of the worst cases.
Her way of fighting is one that’s rare in Forest Onis, close range combat, and she is the power type that swings around a metal rod that doesn’t match her small stature.
In this part as well, she is not similar to Akua and Eris.
Hokuto who is at her side, is one of the 4 Arkes.
He is a serious person and likes fights.
We don’t interact much, but I heard from Tomoe that he likes ninjas.
His looks are that of a big man of good build, and yet, he has a technical battle style using strings.
The reason these two were chosen to accompany us this time was because, from Tomoe’s perspective, ‘they are the casts that fit the best in terms of physique and ability’.
Beren, who had encouraged me to take the seat of honor, is probably the person within the Elder Dwarfs that I speak with the most.
In terms of weapons, he has a decent mastery in a good amount of them, but the one he is the best with is the axe. In terms of magic, he can use self-buffs and healing, but the other magic is on the negative side.
Even so, calling him a warrior would not be accurate.
Beren’s fighting style is to use a variety of equipments and tools with effects, and by taking advantage of those, he aims for a decisive strike with his axe.
My impressions when spectating him, feels like the style of magic warriors.
Hm, she is here.
“Sorry for the tardiness.” (Tomoe)
While I was thinking about the people from the Kuzunoha Company that have come with us to Lorel, I felt the presence of someone at the door.
After an apology, Tomoe entered the room.
Confirming that Mio, Iroha-chan, and I were sitting, she nods and finds her floor cushion to sit on.
“Sorry about leaving you a troublesome matter like that.” (Makoto)
“It’s okay. Aside from the fried rice that is famous, there’s also many other things that seem to be delicacies as well, so I think we will be able to enjoy the meals here for a few days.” (Tomoe)
“As expected of Tomoe-san. Gud jobbu-desu.” (Mio)
Before I got the chance to answer, Mio makes a thumbs up satisfied.
“Leave it to me, Mio. As we journey, we will eat their specialties. That is one of the good parts about journeys-ja.” (Tomoe)
“Just as you say. Fried rice, I wonder just how good of a rice dish it will be.” (Mio)
It is rare to see Tomoe and Mio be so in sync, and they are all smiles too.
“Oh, you guys as well, good work-ja. Now then, take a seat already. Let’s hear your report.” (Tomoe)
I can tell that the two of them are in a good mood.
After this, as long as there’s no troublesome things coming out from anyone’s mouth, it would be great.
The three heed the words of Tomoe and sit.
…In seiza.
N-No well, it is true that that’s not incorrect, but is that okay?
By the way, I am sitting cross-legged, Mio looks like she is in seiza, but she is actually more slanted to the side. Tomoe and Iroha-chan are doing seiza.
Tomoe is used to it already, and Iroha-chan did it naturally so she is most likely used to it as well, but…I haven’t seen Beren and the others doing seiza at Asora…
Well, they did it themselves so let’s not mind it.
“Well then, I will begin.”
The three look at each other and Beren nods.
The report begins with Beren huh.
If I remember correctly, he entered the country from the north mountain ranges.
Seems like it was because the dwarfs he is familiar with are living at the north side.
“Beren huh. Fine, begin.” (Tomoe)
“Yes. I received the order to act independently from Waka-sama and the others, and to enter the country from a different way to gather information. So I crossed the Tortoise Soul mountain range and passed the mountain belt to reach Kannaoi.” (Beren)
“The Tortoise Soul mountain range?! The one at the north national border…” (Iroha)
“Ah, yeah. That’s right, Ojou-san.” (Beren)
“Iroha, sorry but, please stay silent for a bit. Hm, right. Beren, Hokuto, Shii, let me introduce her. This girl is Iroha. Fate brought us together, and she is a guest that will be accompanying us for a while. Then Beren, continue.” (Tomoe)
Now that I think about it, we didn’t properly introduce her… I feel like they already knew.
“Yes… after I visited the village of my acquaintance dwarfs, I traversed to mostly settlements of demi-humans on the way, but what piqued my interest was how high the good will of demi-humans was towards hyumans, and also, the attitude of the hyumans towards the demi-humans.” (Beren)
“As expected, it was a lot better compared to other countries?” (Tomoe)
“Yes. But…both sides had the influence of that special existence called Wise. Accurately speaking, the good will of the demi-humans is directed towards the Wise, and this indirectly affects their view towards the hyumans in this country that treat the Wise well. The comparatively softer behaviour the hyumans have towards the demi-humans is also…because the Wise are tolerant with the demi-humans, so it indirectly affects them as well.” (Beren)
If the Wise are japanese, they would definitely treat the demi-humans more equally than most of the hyumans in this world.
The Wise were loved by the demi-humans, and as a result, the hyumans in this country that were actively giving the Wise shelter were favorably seen.
Favorably huh.
It somewhat feels like a warped relationship…but delving deeper would be uncouth.
This is allowing them to have a better impression with each other compared to other countries, so if their relationship is also better, there’s no need to touch the topic.
“That’s why, when the absence of the Wise is long, there’s the tendency that the relationship between hyumans and demi-humans deteriorates. There have been conflicts recorded in the past.” (Beren)
“That’s a lie-desu! It is because the demi-humans try to advocate for too much authority—” (Iroha)
“Iroha, we will hear that later. Don’t make me say it so many times.” (Tomoe)
“Y-Yes, sorry.” (Iroha)
“The first dwarf village I questioned didn’t interact much with hyumans. Of course, there weren’t conflicts between them either. However, in a number of mountain villages, there was indeed that kind of reality. No doubt about it.” (Beren)  
“We are not doubting you, Beren. Continue. We have already understood the relationship between demi-humans and hyumans, so move on.” (Tomoe)
“Then, this is a report I have brought to Tomoe-sama before. Along my journey, I told the clearly skilled craftsmen and the people that were especially interested in migrating about the ‘Kuzunoha Company’, and there were several cases where the other party got pretty proactive about it. We have already made the proper arrangements.” (Beren)
Ah, if I remember correctly, I heard that from Tomoe before. That there were quite a lot of people aside from the first dwarf village he went to, that want to move to Asora.
Wanting to migrate and being proactive about it doesn’t exactly mean that the settlements are fed up with hyumans, but I heard that more than half of them are.
I think I will be meeting the people that Beren has already spoken to in the near future.
The customary closing interview.
“This is only to confirm but, is there any race or settlement there that is deeply involved with the current Lorel?” (Makoto)
“Of course, no. This is a strict order from Waka-sama, so I edged it in my heart and didn’t forget a single word of it.” (Beren)
“Thanks. Then, there’s something I want to ask before you continue.” (Makoto)
Regarding the mysterious sprite that Beren probably knows more of than us.
That bearded–I mean, that strong sprite that has a beard, and yet, it is cute.
Well…it is the beard.
“If it is information that I have heard along the journey, ask me as much you want!” (Beren)
“Then, I will be straight, what in the world is a Marikosan?” (Makoto)
“…Marikosan, huh.” (Beren)
“Yeah.” (Makoto)
The tension of Beren lowers.
It feels like he felt despondent the moment he heard that name.
“The only thing I heard of it is that they are sprites that live mainly in the Yaso-Katsui dungeon. Since they are earth sprites, they probably have connections with us dwarfs, but…in terms of details…I am truly sorry!!” (Beren)
“Ah, no, there’s no need to apologize.” (Makoto)
“Things I know would be…they are around this size. They are girls with an overall cute appearance. Also, they are mainly wearing things like hard hats, hunting caps, or have beast ears. Anyways, no matter which one it is, they all like to wear a hat.” (Beren)
Detailed information came out!
As expected of Beren!!
But wait…something is kind of bothering me here.
What part?
“It seems like their physical strength is decent, but maybe they are lazy, they hate walking and are mostly floating. There was also information that they have a number of mysterious special characteristics from Spirits and other sprites.” (Beren)
As I try to think about what part of Beren’s explanation was bothering me, his explanation of Mariko-san continued.
Overall cute gir—Ah?!
That’s it!
“The Marikosans are only girls? Isn’t that pretty rare as a race?” (Makoto)
Well, there are races like the Gorgons, but frankly speaking, I haven’t met a race that’s only women aside from the Gorgons.
There’s no doubt they are quite the rare race.
By the way, I have not met them in person, but there are races that are the opposite of Gorgons, races that only have males. It is apparently pretty rare as well, but they do exist.
If it is only knowledge, I know of the Ogre Rex, a type of Oni race, and the Veil Gazer, a type of one-eyed demonic beast.
If the Marikosan are in that category of races, I feel like their name should be more widespread.
“I think this is something that lacks credibility, but I heard that if you have a special crystal and fulfill a number of prerequisites, races other than Marikosan can…uhm…’increase’.” (Beren)
“Increase? Ah, like in a reproductive kind of way? The propagation type?” (Makoto)
“I…wonder…” (Beren)
With a troubled expression, Beren is stuck in how to respond.
Can’t be helped.
After finally gathering outward features, this new information about using crystals and doing things to ‘increase’, what’s with that? We learned one thing and then even more mysteries got piled up.
“…From what I heard of Beren, rather than calling it a peculiar race, aren’t they just a washout version of Spirits?” (Mio)
Mio voices out a deduction of hers.
It is true that he said they had similar characteristics of Spirits and other sprites.
Abilities that naturally activate strongly for Low Spirits in places where the respective element is.
In that case, they would be a race that’s a lot closer to spirits?
“It is a possible hypothesis, but I wonder if a race that’s closer to Spirits would be at the side of a Superior Dragon. Superior Dragons and Spirits are fundamentally in an antagonistic relationship, you know?” (Tomoe)
Tomoe tilts her head at Mio’s opinion.
The conditions apply, but the relationship doesn’t huh.
According to Tomoe and Root, the Spirits were existences created by the Goddess.
They began by being able to govern over the four elements, and then, headed on to many other elements…as a result, the ones that were managing these elements from the ‘beginning’ and were the personifications of them, were replaced by the Spirits.
Like for example; the Superior Dragons.
Root also wasn’t content with that result, and in the long past, quite a lot of fights took place.
For some reason, there’s a lot of cases where, the older the race is, the higher the hate they have towards the Spirits, with the Superior Dragons being the first ones. I heard this from a certain genius and perverted dragon who then said that these sequence of events are not written in any existing books.
It seems like the I am the only one who knows this within the currently living demi-humans and hyumans.
I can still remember the face of Root. He had a wide smile as he placed his index finger onto his mouth and whispered to me: ‘If you imprudently speak of this, the Church will use their whole force to erase you, so Shh~, okay?’.
Yeah, even though I didn’t ask of it, he still told me this on his own convenience.
Oops, gotta stop.
This is a bad habit of mine I can’t seem to throw away.
Concentrate on the reports.
When I turned to look at Iroha-chan to change my mood, I could see a question mark floating on her head.
For her, Marikosan is simply Marikosan, and probably doesn’t have any issues about what kind of existence they are.
It is certain that they are a mascot-like existence for Kannaoi after all.
“What is it, Shii?” (Makoto)
I urge the small Forest Oni, who suddenly raised her hand, to go ahead with what she wants to say.
“Isn’t it okay to think of it in a more simple way? We also investigated a variety of things about Marikosan, but thinking about the results, I thought that maybe they are unexpectedly pretty easy to understand.” (Shii)
“Result?” (Makoto)
Is it the point that this rare and mysterious sprite is indeed existing in the dungeons?
“This labyrinth, that is the biggest within the ones that have been currently confirmed, is the dwelling of one of the Superior Dragons, Doma, and seems like there’s a sprite race that likes the place. In other words…isn’t it an incredibly simple reason like ‘their interests align, so they are coexisting’?” (Shii)
Tomoe, Mio, Beren, and I, and even Hokuto who has been silent from the beginning were staring at Shii.
“Even if we say Superior Dragons, each one of them has an individual personality, and that Marikosan who I don’t know if it’s a fairy or a spirit, had a perfect affinity with each other, and they went like: ‘why don’t we coexist?’. How is that?” (Shii)
That kind of attitude that is practically saying: ‘this is so troublesome’ and rounds up all documents and throws them in the trash can.
I like that attitude.
But society normally hates that way of acting.
‘Because it would make things more complicated as a result’, or so they say.
“…Fuh…normally, I would have slapped you with the paper fan a long time ago, but…we are talking about Doma after all. The possibility is there-ja.” (Tomoe)
The first one speaking out was Tomoe, and what came out from her mouth were words that sounded like an affirmation.
“Even a dragon like you who was sleeping till death would say that much about this dragon? Just saying but, if that guy is worse than Root, I will stop thinking and just let my instincts move my body.” (Mio)
“I won’t stop you, I promise.” (Tomoe)
With a look of being truly fed up, Tomoe sighs.
Even in the eyes of Tomoe, there’s the chance that, in terms of personality, this dragon is even more hopeless than Root.
“A dungeon Spirit huh. Well, we are going to be meeting them in person, so let’s just think of them in that way for the time being.” (Makoto)
“Sorry for not being of much help, Waka-sama.” (Beren)
“No, you have been plenty helpful.” (Makoto)
With his tension still low, Beren apologizes.
I tell him that it was plenty enough. And in truth, he worked pretty hard, and looking at his luggage, I can tell that he has also checked a variety of materials.
There were so many things that you would even question just how in the world he carried them all the way here, and they were stuffed in a different room, so I can tell.
“That’s the only amount of information I could gather about Marikosan, and the demi-humans didn’t have any detailed information about the mercenary group that’s based at the labyrinths depths. That’s why, what’s left for me to say is about the products and specialties…ah.” (Beren)
“What’s wrong?” (Makoto)
“I will return soon, so please wait for a bit.” (Beren)
Regarding the products and specialties, we can move them all to Asora and have them investigated, researched or whatever they want to do.
That’s why I thought the report of Beren was over, but he seemed like he had just remembered something. He rushed out from the room, and went to the above mentioned room where the luggage is.
Sounds were heard for a few minutes, and then, Beren returned with what clearly looks like a special cloth wrapped around something.
It is pretty big.
And it looks reasonably heavy.
It is a long and thin cylindrical shape, so maybe it is a sword or a spear.
“How to say, it is interesting…or more like, ill-natured…anyways, it is that kind of weapon. The chief of the dwarf village that had it stored told me to please show it to Waka-sama. I was also told that, if pleases you, you can take it as a present from them.” (Beren)
“Is it a sword…or a spear?” (Makoto)
I try to directly confirm my guess.
Whichever it is, I don’t think I would be able to properly use it even if I had it –to my disappointment.
“It is a sword.” (Beren)
“Hoh?” (Tomoe)
Seems like the answer of Beren pulled the attention of Tomoe, she made a sound of being interested in what it is.
“…It is probably not something that would fit Tomoe-sama’s taste, but this was most likely the favorite sword of a person called Iori. The demonic dragon slayer sword *‘Einkaref’*. Please take a look.” (Beren) <Any other suggestion on how to read this. Einkaref=エインカリフ>
“?!! Ior–?! A-Au…wafuuu…” (Iroha)
“Wa, Iroha-chan?!” (Makoto)
What appeared when Beren unwrapped the cloth was a very long and thin sword.
Hearing the explanation of Beren, Iroha-chan suddenly stood up and screamed unintelligible words in an upright stance, and just like that…she fell backwards.
I hurriedly catch her as she fell to the floor and breath a sigh of relief.
Iori huh.
If I remember correctly, that’s the historical figure that Iroha-chan likes.
“This time she loses consciousness huh. Iroha is a troublesome girl, but it is nice that she is quiet now. But, Dragon Slayer huh.” (Tomoe)
The eyes of Tomoe narrow.
A risky atmosphere leaks out slightly, but maybe her curiosity is winning, it wasn’t a dangerous atmosphere.
But probably because of how much the Forest Oni, Shii, has been wrung by Tomoe, her body springs up reflexively and trembles.

The sword of a Dragon Slayer huh.
The figure of Sofia appears in my mind for a second.
Her sword was a lot bigger than this.
Compared to that one, this one looks pretty delicate.
I don’t know if you are supposed to smear poison at the blade of the sword, but there’s some complicated patterns on it, or maybe those are seams? Anyways, I don’t understand it well, but the craftsmanship looks pretty complicated.
Rather than saying it is strong enough to cut the scales of a dragon like butter, it is probably more like a special effect lets it be more advantageous against dragons.
I don’t know about this ill-natured part that Beren mentioned, but…it is certainly true that I feel something different compared to the weapons I have seen before.
I wonder what.
“This demonic sword Einkaref was made by our ancestors at that time, and crafted with a certain tree as its core…” (Beren)
The explanation of Beren begins.
Aside from Mio, everyone else showed some interest in it and were listening to what he was saying.
A special tree huh.
Is that the reason for this sense of discomfort that’s different from other weapons?
But I feel like it somewhat resembles my Azusa…or maybe not…
(Is that true, bro? Those are really unsure words, but do you know a companion of mine? Seriously?)

“Waka, is there something wrong?” (Tomoe)
“…No, it is nothing.” (Makoto)
I heard something.
I look at my surroundings.
But aside from me, there’s no one that seems to have noticed it.
The most that happened was that they were worried about me looking around the room.
But this was not an auditory hallucination.
It had a clear sensation of being here and speaking.
It felt kind of light and cheap though.
(That’s rude~. Even though I have finally been freed and was able to arrive at a place with an interesting bunch.)
Lately, the boundaries have been slowly disappearing and I have been able to speak with a variety of things.
I see.
I look at the sword that’s on top of the Japanese style desk.
It is this thing huh.
(Jackpot, bro. You are a guy with good adaptability. I am Einkaref. The supreme Dragon Slayer that accompanied the old man Iori his whole life.) (Einkaref)
So I am now able to speak with weapons.
It is true that I was able to speak with things like trees and stones, and not only people, I am able to speak with most things that can hardly be called animals.
If I am not careful, I will be treated like even more of a weirdo.
(Don’t worry, bro. The only ones that can speak with me are a handful of worthy swordsmen. It is not like you have gone crazy.) (Einkaref)
I am not even a swordsman, so it is a situation I can’t be relieved about.
Ah…the reason why I felt you were similar to Azusa was because the sensation was close to when my will is connected to my bow huh.
(Eh? Wait, this is strange. Looks like it is true that bro is not a swordsman. I was created so that I can only talk with masters that are ‘compatible’ with me though. Hm…oh well, let’s not mind the small stuff. I’ve had a lack of people to talk to, you see. Let’s begin by introducing ourselves.) (Einkaref)
The explanation of Beren goes through my left ear and out to my right.
Not much of it enters in my brain.
Because this odd sword, Einkaref, that’s one-sidedly talking to me, is sonorously talking about his own history and achievements without stopping.
Makoto Excalibur2
Seeing myself slowly become less and less human, I felt a bit of self-pity.
Iroha-chan didn’t show any signs of waking up, and the strange meeting (for me) continued.

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0 thoughts on “Chapter 255: Beren's report

      1. There’s also a lot of mix up with take a seat and have a seat; what was use above was have a sit and take a sit.

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    1. Or, actually Iori’s real name is Rance.
      When he arrived in the Goddess World, he created a harem, include Root.
      He changed Chaos’s name because the old one is sound evil.

  1. Not too early but not too late….
    Anyways thanks for the translation, ’cause I’m Mexican let me send you a digital tacos and a beer for your efforts Reigokai.

  2. and that Iroha…… is she the reincarnated soul of Kud from little buster !? i can only think that the soul of those that deceased in little buster get reincarnated into another world after they finish helping Riki

  3. Just FYI – The phrase is “take a seat” since what you are taking is a seat – a place you sit. The verb of the action is sit.
    ” he sits on the wall ”
    ” he sat on the wall ”
    ” he is sitting on the wall ”
    ” he took a seat on the wall ”
    ” he is seated on the wall ”
    . . . are all correct, but ” he takes a sit on the wall ” is not.

  4. I confess. Root’s little “Sshh~” scene Makoto flashbacked to actually made me think of him as cute for a moment.
    Might have something to do with the fact that he was jokingly saying that the church could erase Makoto too.
    In fact, this whole chapter has been showing me unexpected cuteness. Makoto shows a laid-back blatant irresponsibility with “Nice! I like that attitude.” that I’ve never seen before.
    Doma is apparently one of the “weirdos” even among Superior Dragons that makes me want to meet him even more. Hopefully he’s a lovable shut-in type character.
    And obviously, Iroha’s Common Sense threshold finally being fully breached and her mind tapping out.

    she will be fine i am sure

    1. I imagine it’ll get worse since she’s operating on the assumption of ‘oh well, it is Raidou after all… he’s a wise after all!’ I hope she meets the Rose Garden people, the other heroes, or Sairitz only to realize that the wise can’t talk to rocks, terraform the land, and be OP annihilation merchant entrepreneurs.
      Makoto sure is racking up those titles.

  5. Thanks for the chapter~!
    Another intelligent weapon…and judging from the way Makoto was going on about the similarities to Azusa, his bow might “grow” to become one too…

    1. Actually… what happen if a party of intelligent weapons are the MC of a LN or a WN?
      I can only think in Excalibur from soul eater, Derflinger from zero no tsukaima, Shishio from sword shishio (another web novel by the way), and now Einkaref and Azusa…..
      Anyway I want to see that.

  6. Thank you Reigokai, have a nice day!
    A sword, huh? I guess, having this explained from Beren’s perspective would make things better.

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  7. thank you for the chapter.. will we see a sword wielding makoto in the future ? that’ll be interesting..

  8. Your translation of the sword looks fine. I would have translated it Einkarifu or Einkarif since they love to take off the last u in pronounciation. And ri sounds a lot like re (plus honestly Einkaref sounds better than Einkarif).
    But anyway, thanks for the awesome translation!

  9. A male-only race as well, huh?
    ….Science demands that I ask what happens when a female only race like a Gorgon breeds with a male only race like the Ogre Rex. I assume that normally they only produce offspring of their own race, so what happens when the priority-ability overlaps?
    Also, Iori was the badass grandpa that faced down 100 dragons?! I actually didn’t expect that despite the signs. Bravo.
    I hope I wasn’t the only one that went “Makoto is talking to inanime objects like weapons? Fifth follower confirmed.”

    1. Fifth follower. . . Wait, what if Einkaref isn’t the follower, but is equipped to them like Shiki’s rings? What even happens when contract magic fuses two sentient entities like that? Is that possible?

      1. I wasn’t talking about Einkaref though. I was talking about Azusa.
        Admittedly, about 35% of this hope is because of the potential dodgy relationship they’ll have once Azusa is sentient.
        “Aah~ Master strung me~”

    2. Well, a male race that only leaves male descendants breeds with a female race that only leaves female descendants… I suppose the possibilities are:
      1. No offspring. A basic incompatibility. 😐
      2. 50/50 chance of one race or the other. Basically, gender determines race. Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. 😛
      3. A brand new race of hermaphrodites. I imagine the other racial traits could get really weird as well. :\
      4. Offspring become human. I mean, hyuman. Seems unlikely.
      At a guess? #1 is the most likely. Depending how tragic you care to imagine the situation, maybe a pregnancy could occur, but with a 100% chance of stillbirth. 🙁
      …Why are we talking about this? Damn it, Science! 😛

      1. What are the odds of having male Gorgon or female Ogre Rex (Regina?) as offsprings? Considering that most of the time magic is involved, its hard to straight-up rule out those possibilities

        1. Well, since by definition those races don’t have those genders, the offspring would not belong to either race, and so could be packaged into my option #3 as a new race. 😋

      2. you forgot a possibility: the birth is determined by the “strength” of the reproductive of the races.
        I mean if their reproduction “dominate” other races’ reproduction, maybe there is a hierarchy of power with it
        e.g. ogre rex and gorgon always give ogre, but gorgon and weaker male-only race would give a gorgon

        1. It’s possible. But it involves postulating an additional trait, possibly “strength of bloodline,” to the initial traits in question. My speculations were based only in the information we already had, so to speak. 😅

  10. Instead of a talking bow… he got a talking sword… when the sword is a “bro” type?! Makoto’s roster of weapon just keep getting more interesting and interesting!

  11. Talk to Moon God – Check
    Talk to Bug Goddess – Check
    Talk to Dragon God Root – Check
    Talk to other Gods of different religions- check
    Talk to Dragons, Spiders and Undead – Check
    Talk to items like swords – …checked.
    Yup, not weird at all. Coffee thanks you for the chapter~

      1. If it’s “cliff”, then the katakana would be a bit different. There would be a small “tsu” particle to denote the repetition of “ffu”.it would be E-I-N-KU-RI-(small tsu)-fu.
        If I’m not mistaken this is the katakana given, “エインクリフ” and not this, “エインクリッフ”.
        The small kana “tsu” is a hiragana or katakana “tsu” character reduced in size. To see the difference in size using the Japanese fonts in a browser, compare the size of the full-sized hiragana “tsu” in たつと (ta-tsu-to) to the size of a small one in たっと (tatto), or the full-sized katakana “tsu” in タツト (ta-tsu-to) to a small one in タット (tatto).

  12. Thanks for the update
    The name sound like a Nordic one I have heard, so you could check that. Also, Excalibur more tolerable cousin of different world?

  13. A talking sword and talkative one thats is. If he will not be able to shot it up it will be a big headache. Iroha chan common sense just lost conciousness listening to their report. Thanks for the chapter. =)

  14. ho ho ho this will be more interesting!! HAHAHA now i wonder if makoto will keep einkaref. or trash moki or exhibisionist hibiki will take it.. somehow i just hope it doesnt become a annoying character. actually if become a knowledge item would be good. also i was starting to want makoto to do melee like how his mater wanted

  15. The name ‘Einkaref’ can be substitute with ‘Engrave’. It’s more fitting with the sword’s peculiar pattern that Makoto have explained.

  16. Thank you Kai-senpai !!!
    Makoto speaking with the sword reminds me of zero in Tsukaima, well I do not know if it was only me ahah, the first time saito finds the sword went with her talking to him in the same way as the lori sword, hdashdah.

  17. Thanks for teh Chapter reigo Bro!!!
    DAT face at the end tho lol made me think of soul eater
    ill bet hes cousins with Excalibur hope enkalef is less annoying tho

  18. Finally, Makoto’s dream after visiting the empire. Makoto of the dream possessed an incredible sword with which he could destroy a country with its power and turn everything into sand. The theory he had in mind since this swordsman appeared was fulfilled. At last we will see a more destructive Makoto and developing his sleeping talent that his Japanese sword master noticed. As I would like to see a makoto more bloodthirsty and destructive as the dream. Now we can add the title of god slayer

  19. Can we stop and think how Makoto is becoming less and less human by day, if he didn’t know about the goddess gift, he might have gone crazy already

  20. Thanks for the chapter, Reigo-senpai.
    No spoiler, the remaining chapters is now at 19. So unless the author does a mass update, Reigokai’s going to be caught up by July at the latest. Note, that’s taking sponsored chapters into account.
    Still… I do know of one more spoiler that would shock you all. But… it would be the last major spoiler, so I made a deal with Spoiler-san to not spoil it. Though… why did he want to be a Nepu?

  21. I don’t like how they are carelessly giving Iroha such sensitive information. Mostly from Mio. Calling Tomoe a dragon, using Roots name…. Really, what’s their plan letting Iroha in on so much information? Or it doesn’t matter as Mokoto or Tomoe can manipulate her memory later? They can do that yes?

    1. more like she doesn’t understand a thing….
      see she has question mark above her head all along….
      this kind of conversation still difficult for her age……
      and she is sheltered girl…. her knowledge is limited….
      Root is so ancient that only Old Generation who know him….. and that only a few….. so does is Tomoe…. so far only Root and Tomoe (probably Lancer… but he’s in contract with sophia) who has Human form…..ordinary dragon is low intelligent… let alone transform to human….. so iroha didn’t think someone beautiful as Tomoe is a Dragon….. and none of Superior Dragon named “Tomoe” so she cannot link Tomoe as Superior Dragon… that if Iroha know about superior Dragons…. but if not… it just Question mark above her head…. “why Mio-sama called Tomoe-sama dragon?” this kind question is on Iroha head

      1. Or this is deliberate leak of information is to educate Iroha from early ages, hoping (with some kuzunoha help) she will rise in good (bye Sairitz) position in the future.
        With massive power and connection Kuzunoha have people with neither believe or even if they believe they won’t even try to oppose it, since Kuzunoha itself has passive-aggressive policy, do not touch us and we will leave you alone policy.
        I believe in that age Iroha can believe anything she hear and see without prejudice, in that case she will know what to do with Kuzunoha the danger they possess and the benefit they offer, it’s a win-win scenario for both party.

    1. Oh if I am Makoto I will use him…. like some archer from certain series, that have ultimate chant begin with “I’m the bone if my sword”
      I will definitely launch that sword to Root ass if he dares to make annoying move again.

  22. You’d expect a princess type like Iroha-chan to be better behaved observing a meeting of her seniors.
    I suspect that the conversation starved sword won’t shut up either, lol
    Thx for the chapter

  23. AND NOW FINALLY MY BRO KURF IS HERE!!!! MUAHAHA (If you think i’m crazy please note that i like Kurf because this guy is like jack from Magnus chase which is a talking sword and you get the idea)

  24. Thanks for the chapter, didn’t the Marikosan have beard, how come they are female….hmmmm….they must be study. Poor Makoto now he is talking with swords with out been a swordman, and I think this sword will have quite the annoing personality. Is the phantom that Root talked about this sword by the way???

  25. Thanks 4 the chapter!
    Well, the Empire already knows that Tomoe is a superior dragon. That’s why the trash wanted the ability to control dragon so he can synchronized it with his eye ability.

  26. So apparently Einkaref is the local equivalent of Excalibur, only with limited ability to communicate, maybe there’d be a legend about the sword who drives its wielders insane?
    And apparently, the most powerful beings in this world are mostly (if not entirely) weirdoes, first we have the bug, who is…, well, bug. Then all Superior Dragons apparently has their own quirks. Then there is Mio, who was driven mad by hunger and is a Masochist-Yandere under that. Last, we have Makoto, the casual God-Slayer, who talks to weapons and inanimate objects. This world is certainly having a difficult time all considered. Though Makoto is perhaps the only person who would be able to help, assuming he could eventually talk to the world

    1. Also note, Iori and Einkaref are called Dragon Slayer, but considering the tale tell about Iori facing down three digits of dragons, chances are good that those were lesser dragons (though we’ve never actually been shown any).
      I wonder what would Einkaref think if he were to be wielded by Tomoe :v

      1. shown what ? lesser dragon ? there are earth dragon that been shown when the Rostgard student went leveling in which Eris have to save them before they get killed, the Superior dragon basically just higher tier dragon that created by Root when he/she/pervert went to try to achieve ultimate form by absorbing the superior dragon in which he/she/pervert named it the Tiamat Project

    2. Nobody ever became the best of all by being like everyone else, after all.
      You’re only a weirdo because you do thing your own way, and you can only cultivate true strength by polishing your self your own way.

  27. thanks for the chapter
    (Any other suggestion on how to read this. Einkaref=エインカリフ)
    I can read Japanese, so I don’t know, but “Kullervo” and “kalevipoeg” had a talking sword I think, maybe inspired from one of them?

  28. Excalibur!
    From the United King
    I’m looking for heaven
    I’m going to California!
    From the United King
    I’m looking for heaven
    I’m going to California!
    I said Excalibur (AHAH!)
    From the United King
    I’m looking for heaven
    I’m going to California! (Allright!)
    From the United King
    I’m looking for heaven
    I’m going to California!

  29. Whoa. I finally caught up. I’ve been binge reading this story for the past 2 months after being introduced to the manga. Real good work, love the story. 💘

  30. Thanks for the Chapters
    Ah!!! how foolish of me. Makoto can talk to objects now. He can talk to his beloved Azusa now.
    Makoto X Azusa is happening!! We might see Makoto talking to Azusa in the near future. I wonder what personality of a bow of Mass destruction has. Since She is young won’t she turn into a loli in her
    Human-Tsukumogami form.
    In a serious note: Isn’t it possible that Turn-Everything-Into-Sand-Makoto was wielding Ein?

  31. The superior dragon that worse than root and possibly have a good relationship with spirits that had a figure of little cute girl. Could it be the superior dragon this time is lolicon? 😄😱

  32. “(Is that true, bro? Those are really unsure words, but do you know a companion of mine? Seriously?)”
    That sword sounds like the “dudebro” type, and I like it!

  33. My legends date back to the 12th century. I believe it all began on an intensely hot mid-summer’s day? Wait… It was a chilly autumn day… In those days, I was “bad” and so… Thinking about it, I believe it might have been winter. My hometown was really “bad”, was even famous for it… I hung out with the wrong crowd. Beautiful women would all fight over me. Wait… Yeah, it was a summer day. A really hot mid-summer’s day. That’s how I remember it. Unlike now, I was a man like a finely honed knife. However for some reason I gave of a noble impression. Everyone said so, and still do. Although at that time I am not sure if everyone said it as much. Everyone started to say it, that I was surprisingly kind. Now that I think of it I probably was giving off a noble impression. I was often told I was great. still am great, but I was “bad”. all in all it was a winter day full of noble… Alright then shall we get started on my legendary story.

  34. i feel sorry for makoto. sure at first it might seem amazing to be able to talk to anything, to hear secrets from doors and windows but after a while it will be nothing more than annoyance. where ever you go you will never get any piece and quite. hopefully he can turn it off.

  35. maybe my perspective is warped but i’ve seen 3 buildings that have a garden on the middle floors. though they didn’t have fancy trees that look like party lights.

  36. so why exactly is Iroha sitting in on this meeting? shes not part of the company so why is she part of the secret meeting about asoras immigration? shes part of a major political family and not only are you talking about emigrating demi-humans into the “company” but then you of no where you also reveal that Tomoe is a dragon. why not say that Mio is the calamity spider while you’re at it.
    t just seems like an unnecessary risk in having her there even if they trust her.

    1. For the glory of kuzunoha ofc, she will bear witness of how absurb kuzunoha, then she will receive some “help” regarding her position, afterwards she can “support ” kuzunoha from lorel, it’s a long term plan, but one worth investing.
      I bet that what Tomoe think.

  37. Thanks for the chapter. That scene where all them sit in seiza except Makoto reminds of the movie “Naruto Shippuden 1”. Everyone in that scene was sitting seiza expect for Naruto. I thought that picture fit perfectly with that end scene.

      1. Yeah, I am not saying Naruto and Makoto scene were the same. Naruto was like in more of laid back sitting (after he did terrible in the 1st battle). But Makoto was sitting more like Masanari and Hanzo 1st son (from Basilisk anime) when was having that marriage meeting between Oboro and Gennosuke when they were kids. Makoto was sitting more business like. I was refer to that it reminded me that both scene have everyone sitting in seiza except for the MC.

  38. Thanks for the chapter, late by a day this is my new record of lateness!
    Btw about the sword, I do believe there’s sword named “einkauf” in SAO so it may have some lore behind it ?

  39. Ok, if after reaching this point the history still say that he will have a short life because of been hyuman, I will be very angry, like, seriously, he have reached the point of communicate with things on top of all the others matters he already can do, he isn’t a hyuman anymore.
    Also, so they are really girls with beards huh.

  40. Japanese wise, japanese food, japanese drinks, japanese gardens, japenese swords, japanese clothes… For fucks sake, author, how much more are you gonna fap to your country?

    1. Japanese author for a Japanese audience. It would be more relatable.
      Why it’s mostly Japanese people would because it’s a Japanese god. It would be odd if tsukuyomi sends some kid from America to another world. In Japan, their culture is more tied to their religion and more enclose in their own culture.

  41. Yeah i Like this chapter .. because.. i often read about “talking weapons” in Stories .. and tbh my Main Impression is
    “Ehh Dude aint that blabbermouth a pain? Why so you respect that?”
    So i can totally feel with makoto Here

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