Chapter 259: That's probably the Mascot M

What a problem.
Even the thought transmission made in Asora was not able to connect at all.
I can feel the safety of Tomoe and Mio who I have formed a pact with, so the other side probably also knows about my safety.
That’s what I want to think.
In this labyrinth, the first thing we do when we arrive at a new floor is to search for the Obelisk-like device called ‘Portal’ and register the floor we have reached.
The Alt floor I am currently in, curves and bends loosely back and forth, but it is one road.
That point honestly makes me happy.
Probably, as long as I continue advancing in the path that I am directed to, I will arrive at some portal, or…the teleport formation for the next floor.
Now that I think about it, if there were a portal here, an adventurer that has come here once, would be able to come here as many times as they want.
…In that case, the chances that there’s no portal and only a teleport formation are high.
The enemies at the second floor were, as expected, not that big of a deal, so the mamonos at this floor shouldn’t cause me much trouble either.
That applies for me and for Tomoe and the others as well.
In other words, instead of stopping here trying to regain communication, it is better to move ahead and hope to regroup.
“Let’s go.” (Makoto)
With slightly fast-paced steps, I advance through the red lighted corridor.
There are times when mamonos are encamped normally at the corridor, and some that come out from the other pitch black side of the pillars where the light doesn’t reach to make surprise attacks, and it is a pattern of being attacked every several minutes.
It is not to the point that I would have to stop my advance.
It all finishes with one magic attack, but…they are a lot stronger than the ones of Drake Garden.
At the second floor, there was a sign saying that the second floor is a fiendish area, and there were few parties fighting close to the teleport formation.
When we advanced, we saw a number of lesser dragons, that were slightly stronger than the one that defeated Jin and the others quite a long while ago, flying in the sky and walking on the ground.
Just like the name Garden denotes, it is a strange area where there’s a pseudo-blue sky and verdant grass.
It was an important place that taught me that a dungeon doesn’t always equal caves.
“At that place, the dragons called drakes were divided between two elements: earth and wind, but this place…” (Makoto)
After already defeating around 20 of those, I could tell that the element of the enemies on this floor are all a mess. Not only that, there’s also ones that cast magic from far away, some that try to cut me with their claws and fangs, undeads that are armed and come rushing at me; truly a variety that doesn’t bore me.
I am using a non-elemental Brid to bulldoze through the place, so it doesn’t feel problematic at all.
But compared to the second floor, I feel like the difficulty has increased quite a lot.
No, saying it bluntly, this is practically throwing someone to their death.
Alt huh.
There’s no assurance that it is connected to the keyboard’s Alt, but it sounds like it has connections with english.
A word that begins with those three letters…

Someone please bring me an english-japanese dictionary.
Well, I can try to associate words and see…
I am not using my brain for anything aside from moving forward, so thinking about this is better than moving foward brain death. <The following part is pointless for people that know english. [ marks the beginning and ] marks the end. It was actually longer than this, but equally pointless.>
[Alto, Alter, Altar…
Alter…I think I have seen it before in a game written as alternative.
What was the meaning of it?
Like ‘the other thing’? ‘One other’? I feel like that was the meaning of it.
If I remember correctly, I learned at the music class that Alto is the volume of your voice.
But I wonder if  that was english.
It felt kind of european.]
From within those choices, well, it’s probably safe to assume that alternative is the one.
Different floor, one other floor; it feels like that’s correct.
I can also understand why it is at a computer’s keyboard.
…At any rate…isn’t the encounter rate for mamonos increasing?
The amount of Brids I am casting has increased quite a lot since the initial stages.
From the front, from the sides, and even from the back where I have already passed through; even though I haven’t found the portal or the teleport formation, a variety of mamonos are attacking me.
Leaving aside the lights from the ceiling, the density of mamonos is enough to cover most of the red lights from the floor.
At this rate, it is a matter of time before I get completely swarmed over and can’t move at all.
Let’s increase the pace.
From a jogging pace, I changed into running speed and shake off the mamonos from behind while I scatter the ones from the front.
I single-mindedly run on top of the red light.
I evade the avoidable ones from the side, and blow away any that seemed like they would get in the way of my progression.
Seeing the second big curve I encounter, I somewhat understood the shape of this floor.
The first straight line was around 3km, a circular curve of around 90°, and then, it returned to a straight line and once again a curve, after that, another long straight line.
It is close to the form of a track field.
Also, there’s some slight slopes, so it might have a spiral shape.
On top of not finding the portal, the frequency of enemy encounters isn’t lowering at all.
I pray that there’s no more curves ahead.
As I pray for this, I continue running.
Even if the situation is different at the place of Tomoe and the others, I wonder if they are facing the same unavoidable battles.
If that’s the case, this place is really ill-natured.
More than scheming, more than solving puzzles, and more than mapping precision; it is simply stressing on battle prowess.
If this kind of floors appear sporadically in this place, Yaso-Katsui is quite a bothersome dungeon.
While thinking this and running, I found something that was not a portal, but is better than another curve.
“Is that…a curtain of light?” (Makoto)
A fleeting and gentle green light was undulating like an aurora as it trails forward.
This thing that covers the floor all the way to the ceiling certainly did look like a curtain.
If this means that we are at the end, that would be the best, but at worst, I would like it to be a checkpoint of sorts.
“And goal.” (Makoto)
I pass the curtain without much resistance.
It felt like cutting through a goal tape.
Well, I wasn’t the athletic type in my world, so I don’t really know how it feels to cut through a goal tape though.
There’s no presence of mamonos at my front.
At my back…
When I turn around, the mamonos that were approaching the curtain retreat towards the darkness at the other side of the pillars.
That’s pretty sportsmanly of them.
At any rate, it seems like I have arrived at some sort of resting area.
A sigh unconsciously leaks out from my mouth.
“If possible, let there be a teleport formation for the next floor…” (Makoto)
I move to investigate the area.
“You have passed the goal curtain, so it is obvious that there will be a teleport formation. You say some interesting things.”
This is the first time I hear the voice of someone else in this floor.
What came flying gently out of the shadow of the pillar was a small floating…
“…Could it be…you are a Marikosan?” (Makoto)
“Eh? Am I popular?!”
What an exaggeration.
What’s with this criter?
First of all, as expected of a fairy race, her body is small.
Just like the information.
Hm? Even so, she doesn’t look so small.  
For example, if you were to place her on your shoulder, it would be pretty strainful depending on her weight.
“I feel like…I am being directed quite the rude gaze.”
Looking at her total size, she would be the size of a medium-sized owl.
If she were standing, she would be at a baby size.
Her face is cute. Rather than calling it beautiful, it is cute.
Her overall attire is not fit for the place, but it looks good on her.
She doesn’t have anything resembling a weapon, but the medal furnished hunting cap looks like a trademark of hers and fits her equally well like her clothes.
For some reason, there’s the letter M engraved on it that’s probably from the first letter of Marikosan.

No, let’s stop averting my eyes.
This is probably…no, this is definitely an existence that the Wise are extremely involved in.
She is the very picture of the popular brother plumbers. <Mario and Luigi! *insert bad italian accent*>
Aside from her gender, everything else is a cosplay. Yes, let’s be honest, this is a cosplay.
Are Marikosans that kind of existence?
She also has the bob cut hair that I haven’t seen much in this world aside from Mio.
“Well, that’s fine. You have shown me something nice after all. A good while ago, there was someone that finally managed to clear this place, but not only is that person not here anymore, they probably aren’t adventurers anymore. That person’s eyes were not normal, you know. A rude person that left even though I showed myself.”
I am the second.
And the first person was quite exhausted.
Well, that’s a matter of course. Being suddenly thrown into a floor like this, anyone would be.
I wasn’t really cornered, but I can understand how that person felt.
Wait…one person?
Is there such a brave soul that would dive into the dungeon alone?
Is what I thought without really answering to the words of the Marikosan, and as I was pondering her words, she lightly flies around me as if observing me.
“The one at that time was used to the labyrinth, and also knew the way to clear the Path floor, so I thought that person would have the chance to clear it. And in truth, it was quite the unsightly and boor way to do it, but that person was able to come all the way here. On the way, that person would abandon companions as the occasion calls and used them as bait, so only that person remained in the end. For a fiend like that, it was quite the deplorable result.”

So that person came with a party huh.
The only survivor then.

If this place can be done with a party…why am I alone?
“In that point, you are incredible in a lot of ways. Path is a floor which the mamonos’ strength and numbers are directly proportionate to the time passed. That’s why, it is of highest priority to obtain a map and concentrate on arriving at the next floor as fast as possible.”
I did hear a bit about the floor, but I only saw Path as a battle centered floor.
But did they also mention something like that?
I feel like they did a different explanation though.
“And yet, you began to leisurely investigate at the entrance, and after taking your time loitering around, you made a ‘walking’ start. I thought you were a funny challenger. On top of that, you were alone.”
That was a bad move huh.
Yeah, if it’s a floor where time is of essence, I can understand that making a running start is the correct choice.
But leaving aside the strength, the encounter rate was at quite the nasty level.
Calling that directly proportionate is a bit hard to swallow.
I was only standing around for 20 minutes.
“Moreover, this is the Alt floor, you know? All the mamonos are enraged and their strength…well, even if there’s a lock in their strength so they don’t surpass the 10th floor power… The increase was even changed into being inversely proportional. Ah of course, the numbers as well.”

Not only were they throwing people to their death, they were totally intending to kill everyone.
Even I can clearly understand the difference between directly proportionate and inversely proportionate.
It is clear that inversely proportionate is no good.
Taking 20 minutes, I did something crazy.
And it really was Alternative huh. An alternate floor.
“Wouldn’t that normally kill the person?” (Makoto)
If you are thrown here by yourself, it wouldn’t simply end with death.
So as usual, this time my luck was the worst as well huh… Ah.
It is that huh.
I am not in a party with anyone.
About Tomoe and Mio, I didn’t enquire about where Tomoe trained, but it seems like she was able to increase her level and is now close enough to Mio’s level, so they are able to form a party.
Beren and Shii as well.
But in that case, Hokuto would be a hanging element in our group as well.
It is true that I wasn’t in a party, but I feel like there’s no reason for me to be experiencing something like this.
“…Of course. It was made with a relatively high difficulty after all.”
The Marikosan was showing a wide smile.
It is a pure smile that instead of condemning herself, it felt as if she was saying: ‘go ahead and praise me’ as she puffs her chest.
“Let me tell you this since I am one of the few ones who have cleared this. Isn’t this kind of crazy difficulty a bit too much for being such an early floor?” (Makoto)
“The concept is that the difficulty is similar to that of the 10th floor and below after all. In the first place, even if you tell me this after clearing it unscathed, it doesn’t sound convincing.”
10th floor and below, she says.
I was at a loss of words.
“To begin with! You can’t enter the Alt floor unless you clear the previous floor with an excelling grade. In your case…at the Drake Garden…the Earth Dragons and Flying Dragons…you killed over a hundred of both? Eh? Is this number for real? Do you some special grudge towards dragons?”
…So that’s the cause.
It is true that most of the second floor was handled by me.
All that came into my sight, I shot them down.
Because I hunted way too many on my own, I ended up being invited here alone huh.
“What an outrageous person. But personally speaking, I like those kind of people. If the current master of this place were the same kind of outrageous as you, I would be able to work a bit harder though… The world doesn’t always go favorably.”
The Marikosan tilts her head with a charming gesture.
Until now, I have somehow been able to ignore it but, at her face, there’s a toothbrush moustache.
‘There’s something on your face’, that’s how out of place that moustache felt.
Hitler fairy
…It feels as if you can really take it off.
It is evident that trying to have a connection with her would be the worst.
Let’s try to be careful here, yeah.
It doesn’t really bother me much that she is floating even though she doesn’t have wings, but a fairy with a cute face and beard, I feel like that’s an incredible trait.
The impact of having her face to face is unbelievable.
“Master. Are you referring to Doma?” (Makoto)
A word that bothers me.
And I know of an existence that this word can apply to.
I did hear that he is quite the peculiar dragon though.
“Doma…wait, isn’t that the dragon that was defeated not that long ago? That was someone who poured power to this labyrinth, but he isn’t the master of this labyrinth. You are an interesting adventurer, so I will tell you. Right now, he is normally together with the mercenary group that’s at the deeeep parts of the labyrinth, but the one that manages this labyrinth since a long time ago has recently returned.”
“Manager? Returned?” (Makoto)
“Yup, that’s the master here. That’s why the labyrinth has grown active again and the Alt floors have revived. We Marikosans are now pretty numerous, you know. Unless you are at an Alt floor or a pretty deep floor, you won’t get much chances of meeting them though.”
Why, why?
Why didn’t you return AFTER we left, administrator?
Being thrown into this kind of places just because we are going fast, leaving it to brute force, and doing a bit of search and destroy; seriously, what a pain.
I was planning on just taking a peek today and return, you know!
“Uhm, if possible, can you tell me a bit more about that?” (Makoto)
But since I have encountered a source of information, I have to hold it on returning and ask her a lot of things.
“Hm…next time we meet, adventurer-san. I have spoken a bit too much after all.”
“Ah, my name is—” (Makoto)
I notice that I haven’t introduced myself.
And I don’t know her name either.
Marikosan is the name of the race and not the name of the individual.
“Let’s leave the introductions for next time too. Well, I say that, but I actually don’t have a name as an individual, and I haven’t thought about wanting one. The only ones that would want something like that would be the ‘rogue’ ones. Once we meet again, please tell me your name! See ya, mysterious adventurer-san! It was fun!”
Cutting off my words, she one-sidedly talks a storm and disappears, leaving only a faint phosphorescence behind.
I can see a teleport formation deeper inside.
Silence takes over the place.
No well, I actually think the Marikosan was several times more of a mysterious existence than me though.
She looks like a mascot, and yet, her bearing is like that of a merchant.
But it is certainly true that…she has powerful traits that can make them be considered the specialty of this labyrinth.
I stood on the teleport formation while praying that I wouldn’t be send to another Alt floor.
Fortunately, it ended in an unnecessary worry.
I was safely able to reunite with the 5 that were waiting close to the entrance of the next floor.

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0 thoughts on “Chapter 259: That's probably the Mascot M

  1. Thanks for the chapter, Reigo-senpai
    As I had to enact the Reigokai Rule, I need to get back to my live stream. Anywho, 15 chapters left now. Yes, I checked the raws to be sure that author-san didn’t update.

  2. . ヽ | |  /  /
    .\ ヽ | | / /
    . \THANKS!! /  _
    . ― /i⌒i⌒i⌒i- ̄
    .三|| | | | ∧..∧
    . _〈_{_|_}_ノ)*•̀ᴗ•́*) Nepu!!
    . /`ー―(_ノ _ノっ
    ./ / | | ヽし(_)
    None shall cook this cat!!!

      1. Are they eating fishes with gourmet cells?
        Where did they steal it?
        *bishokuya-saaan! The thief(ingredient) is hereee!!!

      2. Sounds delicious.
        Unfortunately the moment I catch something they tend to burst into flames. Only roasted or BBQ nepu for me.

      3. I’m deeply reminded the flying cabbage from a certain series with a useless goddess, an explosion maniac, and a super-M vanguard.
        Considering I just saw said subject matter take off into the air to avoid Truck-kun, I’m starting to have suspicions.

      4. Just call Ogre-Rou of Re:monster over. Has a ton of abilities to catch the nepu, and willing to share the meat to boot!
        Sorry to the nepu, but with Rou around, it’s all ogre now…

    1. None…eh…
      *calls Demon God-sama* yes your majesty… I need to borrow Hyperion for a sec…
      Eh…? What am using it for?
      Fumu… It’s to cook a Nepu!!!
      *calls Noir-sama next*
      Yes a Nepu is about to cooked fresh….
      Eh…? Re…venge….? Yes Rusaku is here…

    1. I mean, we usually receive 0 information on what’s going on.
      In exchange, we got extraneous information that’s pleasant nonetheless. Marikosan didn’t have beards, but rather had mustache cosplay(?)

    1. Our only real clue is that there are heavy ties to otherworlders.
      My money would be on either Root, who has been absolutely polluted with our world’s culture, or an actual otherworlder that attained some form of immortality.

      1. You’ve been watching too much hen***. Stop it or you’ll start seeing everything in the world like that.
        For example, a tentacle is just a squid’s limb until you watch ‘that’. Or… you see a boy as just a boy, until you watch a certain ‘Boku’.
        It will ruin your life. Stop watching it.
        My life is ruined because of it. Don’t be like me. Stop.

  3. I feel like this image of Makoto lightly jogging through the halls with a machine gun brid shooting in all directions should remind me of something, but I’m drawing a blank right now for some reason…
    Either way, it’s been a while since Makoto’s seemed so chill. As expected of a guy who’s absurd in the battlefield and awkward with hyuman interaction.

    1. He has reached a point where he doesn’t even reflect on the absurdness of his own power anymore. His focus has been moved to even stranger things, like talking with inanimate objects.
      I wonder how long it will take before his understanding/communication skill evolves into the same type of mind reading or telepathy as Daikokuten and Susanoo can use.

      1. Holy sh*t, just had a revelation makoto can intercept transmission without effort, combine that with his Omni language skills and …….

  4. Thank you for the translation as always and sorry for not give you a virtual tribute the last two chapters, I’m hospitalized at that time… anyway today I give you a special Mexican menu.
    Enchiladas de mole poblano (whit chicken), agua de horchata for drink, and for dessert one cup of chongos zamoranos. Enjoy your virtual meal Reigokai.

      1. I wonder what a reaper phoenix can eat….
        I’m Mexican and since I was 13 years old enjoy cooking, but it’s the first time I do something special for a mythological bird.

        1. Something that doesn’t turn to charcoal the moment I touch it.
          I’m tired of eating charred steak.

    1. Dungeon had a master, dragon held it off, now DM has returned and Marikosan are reproducing…was gonna say Keima, but no mention of Marikosan having nice legs, and then mustache….

  5. Marikosan, huh…? How do I put this…they seem like Kuzunoha-grade troublesome, but are cuter than the Alma Elmara-The Ala Emel-Al Eleam-

    The tasty honey fairies.
    They reek so much of otherworlder influence, though, that I wonder if they’re actually an artificial race that world travelers created? Could it be, is the administrator an otherworlder? …Or is it just Root again? Or maybe that mysterious extra dragon.
    Speaking of which, I’m guessing that other Alt-clearer is either Sophia or Tomoki, based on that description.

    1. The moment it was mentioned that the other adventurer discarded their companions like used tissues, Tomoki immediately came to mind. Didn’t even consider anyone else as a possibility.
      I mean, even Sophia would try to preserve her numbers, in case things get even more difficult later. Unlike Tomoki, she wasn’t an idiot.

  6. cmon… tomoki went to charm the mercenaries and the leader of the dungeon its the husband of root for sure? cmon i hope i am completely wrong please i really hate tomoki dont really want him to keep appearing messing up with his brainwash powers -_-

    1. Roots husband is long dead. As for tomoki makoto promised him already the next time he provokes him he’s dead

      1. I like how you think. Using our common sense in a fantasy novel. With this way of thinking, you will have a lot surprises in next few chapters.

  7. where have i seen that character before????? its been soo long and just aside character makes it more hard to remember

  8. Thanks for the chapter, Reigokai-sama!
    The labyrinth was able to keep it’s life…
    …for now.
    It’s established that you can’t party with someone 10 levels(?) above or below you, but what would happen if Root was somehow able to fix Makoto’s lv.1 dilemma?
    Since he’s pretty much a Demigod at this point, I surmise that his actual level would be around the 15k-20k margin, and that would mean he still can’t party with anyone, much less Tomoe and Mio, who I believe are around level 1.5k-1.7k at this point.
    Is there such a thing like that rebirth thing in RO, where you go back to level 1, but keep all your stats and abilities? Have them do a repeated cycle of leveling up and rebirth until they reach a comfortable point, then wear Exp. Nullification items so that they’ll be forever lv.1’s.
    Until they want to get stronger again and repeat the process.
    Just a suggestion.

    1. Also, if the person that Marikosan was referring to was actually Trashmoki, I find that it would be pretty disturbing.
      Since if his party is composed of himself and his ‘Valkyries’ he can just leisurely use them as bait or cannon fodder and they would be more that willing to sacrifice their lives for him.
      If that really comes true then Trashmoki will become an irredeemable piece of sh*t and no longer deserves to be called human.
      But, I’ll hold off on judging that until a clear and factual evidence presents itself.
      For know, he’ll just be a piece of sh*t human being.

      1. I feel like there’s some value dissonance going on for me here because I think just the opposite of Tomoki.
        He is irredeemable sub-human garbage, and if the actions described in this chapter were his, my opinion of him would be no lower than before.
        I would call a person who would throw away the lives of loyal allies who adore him a piece of sh#t of a human being while it’s all the things he’s already been doing, (brainwashing rape victims and trying to greedily acquire everything out of self-entitlement) that’s cemented him as a creature so wretched that he’s both immensely degrading to kill and worth killing anyway just to get rid of.

    2. If I were Root, I would probably use the new Title system to fix the problem.
      Each title would be worth a certain amount of points and have a certain rank attached. When people want to party up, rather than using their numerical levels, you judge by the value of their active titles(and possibly restrict it further by rank to prevent people from grinding up a ton of low level titles).
      It’s essentially the same thing, converting prowess into quantifiable values, only it factors in ability beyond raw stats.
      Then again, the whole level system by Root was meant to kill hyumans en masse through the “bigger numbers” fallacy, so maybe this system would be too accurate for his taste.

    3. Makoto is an anomaly. Root is going to have a jolly good time trying to make the system robust enough to accommodate for that special existence.
      If Root is a real programmer, he should just hard code an exception for Makoto and call it a day.

      1. The reason Makoto is level 1 is because when he consolidated his power from Moon-bro, he became the local equivalent of nuclear gandhi: the system loops and resets the value.

        1. Unfortunately, this hypothesis of integer overflow wrapping around has already been debunked in chapter 250.
          “By the way, even if a person surpasses level 65535, the level of that adventurer will display OVER.”
          I guess the author will just keep taunting us with this mystery for a long while yet.
          At least it may have helped prevent Makoto from going the adventurer route. If he could increase his level normally, he would probably focus a lot on doing that (who doesn’t like watching their level increase?), but because there was no point for him to be an active adventurer, since he couldn’t raise his level, then he looked into alternatives, and went the merchant route.

      2. lol, you meant a corporate slave programmer would just hard code an exception right? Cuz real programmers would be a 50-50 between whether or not they would put an exception in place while they have fun screwing with the problem pending on the urgency… and I think the makoto exception is a rare enough one that most of us would just skip to having as much fun a root is if we truly enjoyed the task.

  9. Evil eyes and leaving party members to their death… Pretty sure it was trashmoki who cleared it not too long ago.

    1. I think so too. Only trashmoki treats people like disposable things he can freely sacrifice anytime.
      Maybe Makoto will meet trashmoki again in the dungeon? Would be great to read another beatdown lol.

      1. Nope no beatdown it’s going to be murder remember he warned trashmoki once theres not going to be a second one

  10. Thanks fro the chapter, well at least he didn’t giot stuck in the alt floors till the end, and seriously more that 100 dragons kill, thats a grudge dude!!!!!!! With the information that he has he will guet quite the reward in the adventures Guild.

  11. Think about it…. what level of monster there in 20 minutes? What if raidou stay there 1 hour or more? If it goes by the more longer time, the more level and number of monsters.
    Thank you.

  12. Can I imagine Marikosan like Havest Moon’s harvest sprite? With extra moustache (or beard) and word “M” on the Hat?
    Because I cannot imagine how Marikosan looks like, this thing is original character I believe

  13. So this ‘alt’ floor is a horde mode race to the finish line eh. Quite intense for just the 3rd floor of the labyrinth. But unfortunately for the labyrinth, the challenger is an OP guy that rivals gods.
    I’m sure there will be more of this ‘alt’ floors later on, or maybe not if Makoto controls how many he kills on each floor from now on.
    Thanks as always Reigokai.

  14. Why does the mustache stump you, Makoto-san? Everyone knows it’s an irreplacable part of any Mario cosplay!

  15. So this guy made an enormous underground labyrinth – That’s fairly eccentric.
    . . . and staffed it with gender-swapped baby Mario fairies – Ah, so less ‘eccentric’ and more ‘off their frackin’ rocker’.

    1. You, I, and everyone else know that unhealthy amount of maniacal laughter were involved. There were probably lightning bolts striking out of a cloudless sky, too.

  16. Well look at you Makoto, breezing through Lunatic difficulty like it’s Easy mode.
    God, you’re so absurd XD
    And it seems Trashmoki may be in the area, perhaps he too aims for the merc band or Fustu to further his firepower against Makoto or this is but a step to a long winded plan to place glamored slaves at the head of the other nations, hmm…

    1. I wonder what sort of skills a Makoto unit would have in a Fire Emblem game…
      Let’s see…Naturally, he’d be Max Level at 1.
      Maybe something like:
      Every time he attacks, his magic stat doubles.
      In exchange for guaranteed hit chances, enemies with any critical chance or offensive skills at all are also guaranteed to trigger them.
      Reaching maximum bow proficiency allows him to attack anywhere on the map.
      Anything else?

        1. Surprisingly, his Luck isn’t zero, but in fact is very high. The problem is that he also has a personal skill that gives him a debuff scaling off said Luck stat.

        1. Those would probably be equippable unique weapons. One that gives a buff to all stats by 1% of the magic stat.
          The other debuffs the magic stat, but also grants immunity to all other debuffs.

      1. Some passive that converts a portion of either his MP or magic stat to defense, representing how every time his magic strength grows he can pump up his magic power armor even more.

  17. “That person’s eyes were not normal, you know. A rude person that left even though I showed myself.”
    “that person would abandon companions as the occasion calls and used them as bait, so only that person remained in the end. For a fiend like that, it was quite the deplorable result.”
    Definitely a certain Trash Hero……..

      1. I was late because my car are hit by your cousin ! a pick-up truck san….
        Geez not to mention he is running away after hitting me, I should really install back camera in my car.

  18. The thing I understood here… Trashmoki is a trashkin and not a human, now he should be deemed as a target for extermination, and bug should stop choosing heroes, her ability was already to doubt when she decided to throw away the [UR++] card known as Makoto, and instead picked a [R] card known as Hibiki and [?] card known as Tomoki and now that Tomoki’s rarity was fully revealed (it’s obviously [Trash]) her inability is obvious

      1. It’s futsu, probably a variant like… who he is again ? Vect, Rect ? The variant dragon under demon lord, sorry he is so trivial that he is already faded from my mind.

    1. So its actually moustache and not beard they are talking about in previous chapter when talking about mariko san.
      Both (moustache & beard) is ‘hige’ in japanese.

    1. Something like “Humanity is in Decline”. About human civilization regressing to pre steam tech period due to declining birth rates and how the dominant species are little sweets loving fairies that does weird things with the best of intentions.

  19. Izzit just me i think he looked nore like hitler. As for the guy who clearer it didnt mariko saod he is no longer an adventurer? Moreover hard to imagine tomoki leaving his dolls behind.

    1. You are half right. Africaans (at leasts those I know) are very good in English.
      Also, English was not the original native language of any country. There’s also a lot of borrowed words in English, taken from other languages. The word ‘alterna’ might have it’s origin from other language.

      1. Afrikaans is a daughter languge of Dutch. So maybe that’s why
        Englsh may not be an original language of any country but it is sorted in the Germanic brach of the language tree and it consits of mostly(If not completely) of european languages. As for “alterna” it sounds latin to me. Which is not surprising. A lot of european languages have a latin influence.
        My point is: English is european as f*ck.

  20. Correct me if I’m wrong but wouldn’t the strength be directly proportional to time be worse than being inversely proportional? If it is inversely proportional, they start off strong but become weaker over time.

  21. …. Tomoki …. trashmoki…. you even discarded your harem for your own safety….
    What did godbug think when she summoned him, wait… she didn’t think, she only looking for suitable stallion for her miniature garden, if he is hero then Makoto can be demon lord for all I care now, the world will be better in the hand of just dictator than leaving it on hypocritical or greedy hero.
    Makoto, just kill them already hid heir body or make a dummy so the goddess didn’t notice, okay Hibiki is still fine but at least I want to see the end of Tomoki in future chapter.
    Thanks for the chapter.

  22. The only being that returned there which is very old enough to be still alive is obviously ROOT specially that he prepare such ridiculous things to excite Makoto of those cultural games in his world LOL

  23. Argh!
    I want to see the shock in the Guild when Raidou’s card reactivates on their tracking board!
    Be even better if they were in middle of explaining his ‘ceasing to be’ (dying) to some of the interested & influential parties. 😜
    Thanks for the chapter

  24. thanks for the chapter!
    “For some reason, there’s the letter M engraved on it that’s probably from the first letter of Marikosan.”
    yeah, let’s expect it’s what “M” mean

    1. I find it a bit tricky to put a rule over time without any indication of that rule…
      the moment you understand it, it’s already too late

  25. Many Thanks for the chapter!
    I’m really curious to see a Marikosan’s official art now. Thanks for that Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita’s screen though. I got to remember some pleasant things.

    I am using a non-elemental Brid to bulldoze through the place, so it doesn’t feel problematic at all.

    But, obviously. I wasn’t worried in the least about that, as I would be far more amazed if Makoto didn’t walk through the floor. We’re slowly reaching Death March’s Satou’s levels here, and that’s seriously great.

    A good while ago, there was someone that finally managed to clear this place, but not only is that person not here anymore, they probably aren’t adventurers anymore. That person’s eyes were not normal, you know. A rude person that left even though I showed myself.

    I think I know who we are talking about. A very and particular kind of low quality trash I believe.

    that person would abandon companions as the occasion calls and used them as bait

    Yes, I’m positive it’s that all-year-in-heat-with-chuuni-eye-trash from Gritonia. Now my need to see a beating of him is arising esponentially. By the way, I’m using “trash” because I actually forgot his name. I’m serious, my memory is bad, but I particularly don’t rember his name. Wait… Tomoki perhaps? I’m not checking anything, so I may be wrong.

    the Earth Dragons and Flying Dragons…you killed over a hundred of both? Eh? Is this number for real? Do you some special grudge towards dragons?

    Bwahahaha! This reminded me of Kumoko from Kumo desu ga.
    I’m really eager to see trash-hero getting his ass severally kicked by Makoto.

  26. 1 X infinity is infinity. Makoto is strong enough to fight with Athena, one of the oldest gods in the Greek pantheon. I believe that his power level was over 65,000 from the start. That’s the reason it hasn’t registered on the system. His power level in that world was over the top and reset several times over. Every time he does training with the bow where he’s focused his power doubles and he’s been doing that for a while. I don’t think he’s at demigod level,I think he’s at god level,but I don’t know how he would rank among the gods. Remember, the woman that’s the shrine maiden is a minor deity and he defeated her rather easily.That also goes for door kun, who we haven’t heard about since being placed in the labs of Shiki. He has a portion of the moon god’s power, how much of a portion, we don’t know. They explained that only a few god have the power to create. Thanks for the chapter, Reigokai. Why do the Marikosan sort of look like a small Hitler/Super Mario brother?

    1. Can you explain during the demon lord visit arc, where Root was summoned and Makoto used his powers to defend the capital from Root’s attack, Shiki said that during that time Makoto’s power turned into measurable from immeasurable?
      Because you believe Makoto is over LV 65000 from the start then how what is the level of Root?

  27. 1 X infinity is infinity. Makoto is strong enough to fight with Athena, one of the oldest gods in the Greek pantheon. I believe that his power level was over 65,000 from the start. That’s the reason it hasn’t registered on the system. His power level in that world was over the top and reset several times over. Every time he does training with the bow where he’s focused his power doubles and he’s been doing that for a while. I don’t think he’s at demigod level,I think he’s at god level,but I don’t know how he would rank among the gods. Remember, the woman that’s the shrine maiden is a minor deity and he defeated her rather easily.That also goes for door kun, who we haven’t heard about since being placed in the labs of Shiki. He has a portion of the moon god’s power, how much of a portion, we don’t know. They explained that only a few gods have the power to create. Thanks for the chapter, Reigokai. Why do the Marikosan sort of look like a small Hitler/Super Mario brother?

    1. “1 X infinity is infinity”. I don’t see your point, I don’t think the level is a multiplier of something.
      1- Root already verified makoto’s level 1 wasn’t an error from exceeding the max level
      2- the “level reset” is very unlikely IMO, since that mean he left level 1 before going back to it, root didn’t hint that he ever left level 1.
      3- I don’t agree with all theories of level counted as “demi-god” or “god”‘s one. there was nothing that hint of level being different for races, or having different strata of power.
      and that would mean he was already at god level the instant he stepped on the world, I find it doubtful
      4- the blessing he received from moon-bro, I am not sure it is revelant. Hibiki and Tomoki both received the blessing of a god too, and they don’t have the same problem.
      plus, most of moon-bro’s blessing got consumed by asora, only a bit is left from before he contract with tomoe.
      I am completely at lost when it come to the reason he is level 1, I don’t have anymore theories :/

      1. There are only a few more theories I can think of.
        1. Pure system incompatibility. Makoto is such a bizzare existence that the world itself can’t detect or probably quantify his power. Might have something to do with his relationship to various gods, might be just his weirdness.
        2. He’s in a constant state of near-death that throws off the level-detecting system. Since his birth, Makoto has always had death lingering very close by, so when the system analyzes Makoto, it’s fixated on his fragility.
        3. Makoto is unintentionally blocking the system’s attempts to read his details on that front for some reason. He’s restraining himself in many ways and one of them also happens to hinder connection to the system.
        4. Lastly, Makoto’s different “selves” might be interfering. Maybe the egg shell Chiya saw is a separate identity of Makoto’s that’s the one sending out the level information (which stays at 1 because that identity is separate from the one with eldritch level power). Or, Makoto’s power is all pooled and consolidated into Asora, which seems to get stronger as Makoto does. Since the “self” with all the true power is hidden away in/as a whole other world, readings of Makoto himself come up empty.

      2. Psycrhonia, if it ends up being your option 4, then it means that Makoto is truly becoming an eldritch deity. Just like how the Daedras(the Daedric Princes) from the Elder Scrolls are their realm of Oblivion. Those realms being planets, and the Daedric Princes being those planets, yet sill being able to live within the planet/plane of existence/Oblivion realm.
        The stronger Makoto gets, the bigger his plane of existence self becomes.
        I like this theory.

      3. And if this theory holds, then let’s take into consideration the different “selves” of Makoto. If the outer self, the mortal shell, dies, he would truly become like a Daedric Prince, and would be able to create avatars of himself, being able to exist in multiple places at the same time. And even if one of his avatar selves is killed, he wouldn’t truly die since the only way for him to truly die is if his realm self(Asora) cease to exist.
        Of course, this is most certainly not going to be what will happen, but I still love this theory, and I wish it’s the way things will go(even though they most probably won’t end up like this).

  28. Thanks for the chapter. This Dungeon with the teleportation trap reminds me of the Dungeon in Muskou Tensei where MC and his father go in to rescue the mother.

  29. I see, so he mercilessly slaughtered an entire floor, and so ended up reaching the unexplored floor. Really guild guys, how in blazes did you even think he died? Are you guys really monitoring the dungeon properly?

  30. There’s a big difference between receiving a blessing and receiving part of a god’s power, a human body shouldn’t be able to do it. But, considering his luck(all bad) makes me wonder. Besides which he has been doing over the top things since the beginning,a Calamity spider,a Superior Dragon, the top of those same Dragons, the Door, Sophia,and Tamaki(minor deity), fought with Athena and gave her problems.So what are you talking about, do they even have a measurement for a God’s power in this world?

  31. Wtf? The 2nd floor already has monsters at the level of mist lizards? What kind of unbalanced shit is this? xD. Devs, nerf pls.

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