WR – Chapter 242-245: Shadow Calamity all over again

  • 242: Shadow Calamity all over again

“[Light Suppression Palm]!” (Yorishiro)

High-density light divine power was released from Yorishiro-sama’s palm again, however, it didn’t blow Ates-sama away.

The spear that was wrapped in jet-black had absorbed all the light after all.

“Kuh!”

“It is useless no matter how many times you try. As expected, in this kind of situations, even the intelligent ones would do the same thing huh! They continuously repeat pointless things.” (Ates)

Ates-sama spins her two spears with an expression of victory.

Even Yorishiro-sama who can bring an output far superior to mine had the tables completely turned around.

That’s how strong shadow is against light users.

Originally, light doesn’t hold a disadvantage against any of the other four elements, and rather, holds a slight advantage to all of them. Also, against the rare element ‘Darkness’ that only one person in the world can utilize, the light holds an advantage that could even be considered the nemesis of darkness.

Even this element, that at a glance is all-powerful, has only one element that we can’t do anything against; that’s shadow.

The shadow is a pseudo-darkness that is created from light.

The stronger the light, the stronger and more distinct the shadow becomes. The shadow users absorb light divine power and power-up limitlessly.

This is not the first time we have gone against the shadow element.

In the past, when we journeyed to the Dark Underworld Country that no one knows of, we were attacked by a beast that was clad completely in shadow and Yorishiro and I couldn’t do anything against it.

The reason why we managed to return alive was because Haine-san, with his ability to erase anything aside from light, was there as well. But right now Haine-san is still bedridden due to the heavy injuries he received in the terrorist incident.

We can’t expect his assistance.

On top of that, Doraha-san who uses the same shadow power is currently guarding Haine-san just in case.

In the current members that can fight right now, there’s none who can go against the shadow of Ates-sama.

“Hmph!”

Ates-sama once again swings her light spear Cain.

Yorishiro-sama jumps away from the light wave that was released and, losing its target, it destroyed the ground. The ground that had been gouged out horizontally made a tsunami of rubble, and the light knights, who were gathered up in order to not let Ates-sama escape, were running away from it.

“Ates! To think that you had obtained the power of shadow!” (Yorishiro)

As expected, even Yorishiro-sama had furrowed her brows at the precariousness of the situation.

“In the time I was brought down by you, did you really think that I was doing nothing but play around? I utilized that moment of leisure you provided me to its fullest.” (Ates)

“Of course, I didn’t think you were obediently passing your time without doing anything, but I thought that if you were to make a move, it would be more of a stealthy political move. I didn’t expect you to put steady effort like this.” (Yorishiro)

“Even when you are about to die, you still make fun of me huh. That’s just like you.” (Ates)

This is not good! Ates-sama —no, Ates is seriously trying to kill Yorishiro-sama, and Yorishiro-sama has no cards that can stop that from happening.

Yorishiro-sama also knows how powerless light is against shadow!

“Ates, tell me one last thing. How did you learn about the existence of the shadow power?” (Yorishiro)

Even when Yorishiro-sama had sweat flowing down from the tension, her eyes were still sharp.

“The power of shadows that is utilized by altering light is by no means something that can be noticed by coincidence. The only possibility is that you were told about this by someone or…could it be…!” (Yorishiro)

“That’s a foolish question, Yorishiro. If it’s something you know, I also know about it.” (Ates)

“?”

“I am you, and you are me…” (Ates) <I am thou, thou art I>

Ates takes a step towards Yorishiro-sama.

It was clear that she was moving to deal the blow that will decide the battle. In other words, she is going to finish Yorishiro-sama?!

“Hold it there!” (Karen)

I run and stand in front of Yorishiro-sama to protect her.

I direct the blade of my holy sword Saint-George at Ates.

“Karen-san!” (Yorishiro)

“Ara ara.” (Ates)

Even when I showed my resolve of joining the fray, Ates didn’t show a single sign of agitation.

“As I thought, this little girl is an idiot. As long as you are the light hero, you won’t be able to do anything in the face of my shadow spear. Don’t you understand that?” (Ates)

“Even if that’s the case, fighting to protect the Founder is what makes a hero! Yorishiro-sama! Let’s retreat for now! I will hold Ates back!” (Karen)

Of course, I who only has light as my weapon can’t defeat the current Ates. But even so, I will carry out my duty as a hero!

“Don’t, Karen-san. You should be the one running.” (Yorishiro)

Yorishiro-sama said strictly.

“Go to the hospital and bring Doraha-san here. To defeat the current Ates that has obtained the power of shadow, there’s no other one but Doraha-san that holds the same power. If you use your usual flying machine, you should be able to get there in a matter of minutes. Do it while I am holding Ates back… Go!” (Yorishiro)

Yorishiro-sama, I can tell.

In the few minutes I take to bring Doraha-san here, Yorishiro-sama will be killed by Ates for sure.

“I…don’t want Yorishiro-sama  to die.” (Karen)

“Karen-san!” (Yorishiro)

“There’s the duty as a hero, but most of all, it is because Yorishiro-sama is a friend!” (Karen)

I don’t want to do something like abandoning a friend.

Just a while ago, Yorishiro-sama told me this: ‘I want you to stay unrelated to the filthy behind the scene schemes’. It has to do with avoiding any lowering in my image as a hero, but I could feel that there was one other reason for it.

Yorishiro-sama didn’t want to be hated…by Haine-san and I.

She didn’t want us to see how she used underhanded means to bring the downfall of her opponents and have us repudiate her —she was scared of that happening.

That’s how Yorishiro-sama is.

She hardens her heart with logic and intelligence, but inside that armor, she holds boundless fear towards making contact with others.

“I love Yorishiro-sama. I want to love everything about Yorishiro-sama!” (Karen)

“Karen-san…” (Yorishiro)

“Loving a person by just seeing the beautiful parts of that person, I don’t think that can be called love at all! Even if Yorishiro-sama tries to hide the parts that are not beautiful, I will step into it!!” (Karen)

That’s how I have gained many friends, that’s why, today as well…

“Let’s fight together, Yorishiro-sama! If today’s enemy is exactly that ugly part of Yorishiro-sama, as a friend of Yorishiro-sama, I will fight that enemy!!” (Karen)

  • 243: What two can do

“Ufufufufufufu!!” (Ates)

Ates suddenly began laughing.

It was a laugh that I could tell was truly from amusement, but as expected, there was contempt in it as well.

“Karen-san, as I thought, even when you are an idiot, you are an interesting one……no, maybe it is exactly because you are an idiot that you are interesting.” (Ates)

“I don’t feel like I am being praised here at all.” (Karen)

“No, I do evaluate you highly. You said something truly sharp. I am that ugly part of Yorishiro.” (Ates)

“Eh?” (Karen)

No, that was simply a figure of speech…

“It is exactly as you said. I am Yorishiro’s evil, Yorishiro’s darkness; are humans born evil first, or are they born good first? No matter the case, they will all have good and evil inside of them. However, it was different for Yorishiro and I.” (Ates)

“?”

“Yorishiro was the good, and I was the evil. We both were two and yet one. Therefore, I am her, and she is me.” (Ates)

What is she saying?

I couldn’t understand what Ates was saying at all.

“[Holy Light Destruction]!!” (Yorishiro)

It was at that next moment, the cracks that ran at the feet of Yorishiro-sama were letting out blinding light. The earth and pebbles making up the ground floated up, the earth split, and the footing crumbles.

The surroundings were covered in a cloud of dust so dense that I couldn’t even see my own hands.

“Ara ara, Yorishiro. Taking away the vision? That’s an unsightly way to buy time for someone like you…… But don’t think you can escape by utilizing the dust. I am not easy to deal with, you know.” (Ates)

On the other hand, having suddenly lost my footing, I ended up falling down. Due to the denseness of the dust pitching in as well, I couldn’t even tell where I am currently at.

“Karen-san.”

As I was in this state, a hand was gently placed on my back.

“Yorishiro-sama?” (Karen)

“Don’t listen to what that person says. For that person, words are a tool to lead people astray after all.” (Yorishiro)

“Ah, yes…..Uhm, I am sorry.” (Karen)

“No, I was also saved by you. I am truly glad that you are our hero.” (Yorishiro)

The reason why Yorishiro-sama raised a cloud of dust wasn’t simply to buy time, but for a more clear objective. In other words, a plan meeting.

“Karen-san, I think you already know but, now that Ates can use the power of shadows, she is the worst kind of opponent we can have. Even if we were to fight her together, I don’t think we can win.” (Yorishiro)

“T-True…” (Karen)

When we were attacked by the shadow-turned Doraha-san, our attacks didn’t work at all.

That situation has returned to haunt us again.

“But Ates isn’t a serious adversary compared to Doraha.” (Yorishiro)

“Why?” (Karen)

“Just like how there’s compatibility differences between the divine power users of other elements, the shadow users also have their own difference in compatibility. Compared to Doraha who had thrown everything away to become shadow itself, the current Ates is basically small fry.” (Yorishiro)

“A-Are you saying there’s a way to win?!” (Karen)

As expected of Yorishiro-sama. She acted as if she was in despair, but she was properly looking for a way to turn things around!

“The past Doraha had completely turned into shadow, so it was possible for her to infinitely absorb light. Because of this, she was a fiend that could have destroyed the world…… Well, there’s still the possibility even now, so there’s always the danger of her going berserk though.” (Yorishiro)

But for Ates who had only chewed on the power of shadow recently, she doesn’t have that much capacity, is what she is trying to say?

If we were to push with Yorishiro-sama and I -two of the highest light users-, we can fatten Ates to her limit capacity and overload her.

“There comes the problem; the light spear Cain.” (Yorishiro)

The face of Yorishiro-sama clouded.

It looks like the cloud of dust hasn’t cleared up yet.

“Even when she obtained the power of shadows, she didn’t take her hands off her light element. Seriously, what an annoying ruffian. Thanks to that, she managed to resolve her own capacity problem.” (Yorishiro)

I see!

When Ates absorbed the light power of Yorishiro-sama, she soon released it with her light spear Cain.

By continuously releasing the turned back light that had been absorbed by the shadow, she can escape an overcapacity.

“To defeat Ates-san with that overcapacity as the aim, we have no choice but to surpass that capacity at a speed faster than the absorption and release rate…… But I currently have no divine power release technique that surpasses the one of the ‘Light Calamity Palm’…as a human.” (Yorishiro)

“?”

The last part was too low to pick up, but as I thought, is there really no way for us to defeat Ates?

“At present, there’s no way to defeat Ates —if I was alone, that is.” (Yorishiro)

“Hm?” (Karen)

“But right now I have Karen-san with me. If it is us two, there’s a lot of things we can do that wouldn’t be possible alone.” (Yorishiro)

***

“So you finally come out.” (Ates)

The cloud of dust cleared up, and by the time the vision had grown better, Ates was standing in the same place as before.

Must be her leeway of being sure of her victory.

“Have you finished giving your parting words? Whichever the case, you two are not necessary in the new Light Church I will be controlling. I will have you two die right here and now.” (Ates)

At the surroundings, there were many light knights encircling the place, but no one could do anything.

There were many who were there to corner Ates in place, but due to the high level of the battle, they couldn’t interfere.

“There’s no need to get involved! Everyone, be on the lookout in case Ates tries to escape, and prioritize protecting yourself please!!” (Karen)

  • 244: Persona

Being cornered this much, there was only one thing Ates could do.

“Haaaaah!”

With the light spear Cain in her right hand, she receives the attack of Yorishiro-sama.

This wasn’t to absorb like with the shadow spear Abel, this was a pure clash of same elements.

Ates and Yorishiro-sama; the one with the stronger light divine power output wins.

“Kugh, well thought! So you utilized the advantage of numbers to attack me from different directions!!” (Ates)

“In this moment where Karen-san is holding back the shadow spear, you have no choice but to fight against me with pure power. Ates, this is where you fall.” (Yorishiro)

Even if Ates is a shadow user like Doraha-san, they are different.

Ates can’t even reach the feet of Doraha-san, who is the ultimate shadow user that can endlessly absorb light with her whole body. Ates can only absorb light from her shadow spear.

That’s why, as long as we can pin down that shadow spear, it is basically as if we had sealed the cycle of light and shadow.

“This is your limit, Ates. You, who only thinks about using others, will never be able to win against the power of unity that humans obtain from cooperating!!” (Yorishiro) <Nakama Powah!>

In the first place, in terms of light divine power amount, Yorishiro-sama surpasses Ates —overwhelmingly.

Of course, Ates is also utilizing the light divine power she absorbed from me as well, but even with that into the equation, Ates won’t be able to outpush Yorishiro-sama.

She has no choice but to be crushed!

“Nghhh!!” (Ates)

The light spear that’s trying to push away the ‘Light Suppression Palm’ of Yorishiro-sama was slowly being crushed, bend, and about to be destroyed.

The situation was already flowing into Ates’ defeat and it looked like no one could stop it anymore.

“Fufufufu…!” (Ates)

“?!”

“Splendid, Yorishiro, and also Karen-san; to think that you two would be able to corner me to this extent!” (Ates)

“Are you accepting defeat? Are you planning on begging for your life now? Too bad, but that chance had long been gone. I will be eliminating you as an enemy of the church and a threat to all the people that I love!!” (Yorishiro)

“Even though I am you?” (Ates)

“?!”

Again with those words.

For me, those words were a complete mystery, but it felt as if they held unmeasurable meaning behind it.

“Give it a break already! You are not me! Even if we were born from the same parents, we are separate existences!” (Yorishiro)

“The bodies we reside in have nothing to do with this. The amount of similarity we hold surpasses something like that. Let me show you proof of that. If I don’t, my life will be in danger after all.” (Ates)

“?”

And then, from the mouth of Ates, there was no doubt that the name of that technique was voiced out.

“[Light Apocalyptic Palm]” (Ates)

“Wa?!”

From the right hand of Ates, a lump of light that was several hundreds of times bigger than the opened palm of Ates was released, and it blew away both Yorishiro-sama and the light spear that was in the middle of both of them.

“Kyaaaaaaa!!” (Yorishiro)

“Yorishiro-sama!!” (Karen)

No way!

Wasn’t that a technique of Yorishiro-sama?!

Ates has the same technique as Yorishiro-sama?!

“This is not the time to be worrying about your friend.” (Ates)

“Ah!” (Karen)

The right hand of Ates was directed at me this time.

“[Light Suppression Palm]” (Ates)

“Uwaa!!” (Karen)

This is also a technique of Yorishiro-sama!

How is this possible. Ates can also use techniques without the need of a divine tool!

Then why has she been relying on a divine tool until now?

“Good grief. I wanted to keep this power a secret for a bit more. There’s Haine-san of course, but it looks like there’s also a troublesome one in the Wind side as well after all. I even went as far as putting up an act and making up facts in order to hide it, but it looks like it all went down the drain.” (Ates)

“Ates, what in the world are you!” (Yorishiro)

“As I have been saying, I am you. You reducing the area of effect of your ‘Light Suppression Palm’ to not get Karen-san caught up in the attack ended up biting you back. If you had used a serious ‘Light Suppression Palm’ from the very beginning and had crushed me along with Karen-san, you could have won.” (Ates)

‘As I thought, humans are living beings that are supposed to be used’, is what Ates says as she laughs.

“In the end, this fight ended with me as the winner…… No, not only this fight, but the true battle that had continued for forever since the time we were born in this era. And as expected, in the human world, it wasn’t good that they looked for, but evil.” (Ates)

“You…what in the world are you saying?” (Yorishiro)

Yorishiro-sama couldn’t hide her confusion at the strange words of Ates.

“It is unnecessary to explain this to someone that is going to be eliminated right now. I will be efficiently showing my love to the Light Church and Haine-san, so you can die with peace of mind.” (Ates)

The palm of Ates is directed at Yorishiro-sama.

“Like hell I will let you!!”

“Woah there.” (Ates)

The swung down holy sword was easily deflected by the shadow spear.

“So you can still move with those wounds huh…… You are a truly courageous girl…and annoying.” (Ates)

“Kya!!” (Karen)

I received a hit from the handle of the shadow spear and collapse.

“Just stop it already. This shadow spear Abel is the very reason why I infiltrated this church. It is a complete waste to swing it against small fry like you.” (Ates)

No good!

My body can’t move anymore.

At this rate, we are going to be killed.

Not only me, but even Yorishiro-sama.

Normally, in this kind of moments, Haine-san would always conveniently appear and save us. But he is currently unable to move after having saved something more important.

There’s no choice but for me to do something.

A hero is not someone that looks to be saved, but the one doing the saving!

“Karen-san!!” (Yorishiro)

I was trying to put my all into standing up, but Yorishiro-sama hugged me from behind.

“Your undying fighting spirit reached even me. Thank you. Really, thank you. You are the best friend I could have had.” (Yorishiro)

“Yorishiro-sama?!” (Karen)

“Now that I think about it, you were always pouring priceless love and trust onto me. I don’t know how many times that has saved me. You really are my hero. You are a true light hero.” (Yorishiro)

What are you saying all of a sudden?

We are in the middle of a battle here.

“That’s why, I have resolved myself. I can entrust everything to you. The one and only way to overcome this predicament. You will become a hero.” (Yorishiro)

Yorishiro-sama smiles.

“You will surpass a light hero…and become the hero of the Light Goddess.” (Yorishiro)

  • 245: God Hero

“Wa? What are you trying to do?!” (Ates)

Even Ates who was sure of her victory couldn’t hide the trembling in her voice at the unpredictable development.

In between the space where Yorishiro-sama was hugging me in, a pure light I had never seen before was pouring out. But that was only the afterlight. Most of it was entering from Yorishiro-sama to me.

It was such a holy light divine power.

“Impossible. Yorishiro! Are you telling me you are pouring the soul of a God into her?! Into a lowly human?!” (Ates)

Soul of a…God?

“Since the moment the Demon Lords appeared, I have been researching all this time; the way to oppose that overwhelming evil. This power that I thought of in order to defeat the Demon Lords, it is not good to use it before we fight the Demon Lords, but I trust Karen-san.” (Yorishiro)

It is flowing into me!

The trust Yorishiro-sama has in me…is turning into overwhelming power!

“If the prayers of humans become the strength of Gods, then the trust of Gods in humans obviously turns into strength for humans as well!” (Yorishiro)

Power is welling up inside of me!

“Like hell I will let you!” (Ates)

Ates releases a light wave, but the attack was blocked by the light surrounding us.

“Karen-san! Brandish that power as much as you want! The current you has the power of a God while being a human, you are a Light God Hero!!” (Yorishiro)

Yorishiro-sama had already parted from me, and by the time I noticed, I was already standing up.

My body is light. Not only that, I am overflowing with power, even when my whole body should be in tatters because of Ates’ attack.

I don’t know what happened to my body since I have been given no explanation, but there’s something I understand.

I don’t feel I would lose to anyone.

Even if those Demon Lords were in front of me right now, I feel like I would be able to win.

I raise up my hand towards Ates. I am not holding the holy sword Saint-George. It was a bare hand.

“?!”

From that palm, a light bullet was shot.

“What?!” (Ates)

I am now able to do divine power attacks without the assistance of a divine tool.

For some mysterious reason, I was not that surprised by this reality, and rather, felt as if it was natural.

The light bullet flew a straight path towards Ates.

Before it impacted, Ates once again held up her shadow spear and absorbed the light bullet.

“Fool! No matter what you do, as long as I have the shadow spear, all light attacks will—! Eh? Guaah!” (Ates)

Before Ates could finish her triumphant speech, an abnormality occurred.

The skin of her left shoulder swelled up like a balloon and bursted. Light divine power and blood flew around at the same time.

“Gyaaaa!! I-Impossible! I can’t properly alter and absorb it?! It is different from normal light divine power!” (Ates)

Yorishiro-sama speaks out to the flustered Ates.

“Ates…! I still…don’t know at all what you are… But you are not the only one…who has secrets!!” (Yorishiro)

Yorishiro-sama had a somewhat exhausted expression.

“What are you saying!” (Ates)

“Karen-san, at this moment only, is a human that possesses an ability of a God. It is a forbidden technique that Gods perused in the past. Karen-san has made that power her own at present with a human body.” (Yorishiro)

“C-Could it be…!” (Ates)

If it’s now, I feel like I can do anything.

I brandished the holy sword in front of me and pour power into that blade.

It felt as if the whole world was flowing inside my body.

The whole world’s trust, love, aspirations, jealousy, hatred; no matter the positives or the negatives, it changed into strength for me!

“Could it be that you have given her the ability of Gods to change the prayers of humans into power?!  Are you an idiot?! If you do something like that…!” (Ates)

“I will shoulder all the burden! Karen-san, you and I are currently one. Act as you see fit! Like a hero! Like a God!!” (Yorishiro)

I gathered power into the holy sword once, and then, the divine power that was amplified by the ore returned to me. I move that divine power into both of my hands, condense it, and release it.

The ‘Holy Light Bisection’ that was incomplete, had now been perfected, and is going even further beyond.

Utilizing the image of Yorishiro-sama’s previous attacks…a light sword was created with both of my hands shaped into knife-hands.

“[Light Calamity Claw]…? No, I need to add the ‘Holy Light Bisection’ somewhere!” (Karen)

Maybe because the energy inside of me was going wild, I couldn’t create a sword with a beautiful shape.

It curved in a sinister manner, and rather than calling it a sword, it was more of a giant claw.

And there were two for my right and left hand.

Both sides were aiming at Ates. Cutting their way as if in a pincer.

“[Light Calamity Pincer]!!” (Karen)

They attack Ates as if they were giant light pincers of a crab.

Ates was not so bold to not feel any sort of fear towards that.

“Damn it!” (Ates)

She puts away the shadow spear Abel inside the shadows. In the exchange just now, she already understood that absorbing the light divine power won’t serve for anything.

As expected of the quick thinking of a previous hero, but…

“Don’t get arrogant just because you have obtained one ability of a God!! Someone like you, I can beat you head on with my divine power!!” (Ates)

A light hand expands.

“[Light Calamity Palm]!” (Ates)

That hand that looked like a giant light spider clashed head-on against my light pincers.

Both stop their movements the moment they collide with each other, and soon after, the hand was cut by the giant pincers.

“Aaaaah!!” (Ates)

“I can tell. What is currently flowing inside of me; this power that is mixing with my divine power and growing stronger…they are the emotions of Yorishiro-sama and many other people. Whether it is good or evil, a hero receives many emotions from the people. Now that I am able to change all those emotions into power…!” (Karen)

There’s no way I would not be a match to someone like you!

“Damn it, damn it!!” (Ates)

The small body of Ates had disappeared into the dazzling light of the approaching giant pincers and was not possible to see her anymore.

And then, I myself was unable to bear the many emotions that were flowing into me, and my consciousness was cut off.

I couldn’t tell at all what happened after.

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64 thoughts on “WR – Chapter 242-245: Shadow Calamity all over again

    1. Maybe she didnt want his dark fellings in order to not make Entropy hate her like his jealous to humans thus she try it to get ride of them before reborn like Yorishiro and they become Lucifer a new being.

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  1. Thanks for the chapters Reigo-senpai.

    Well… I have expected Yoshiro to merge with Karen… as in letting Karen absorb her so they could become one. Thus reducing Haine’s harem. Still, what is Ates? A part of Inflation that was cast away when the goddess reincarnated into Yoshiro? Who knows? All I know is that I’m looking forward to the next update.

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  3. Thanks for the Chapter!

    Though For Inflation to give Karen her power from prayer energy that was unexpected. Judging by her conversation with Atlas I am guessing that this will tie her to the fate of disheartening like the other Gods latter due to lack of faith.

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  4. Are Ates and Yoshino twins? Well to be honest that would probably be Haine’s nightmare in a sense and here I thought Ates’s feelings/acting in his room was because of a quirk with the light attribute. If they aren’t twins kind of hard to imagine how the light goddess was seemingly split into pre-shadow country era and post era

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    1. I also thought that they were both twins when Ates said that “I am you and you are me”. But, there is also a posibility that Ates was possessed by the evil side of Inflation.

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  5. Thanks for the chapter.
    I really hope nothing bad happens to Yorishiro. But from the sounds of it she has now taken in prayer energy, which means her own power will start to fluctuate and diminish with people’s faith in her. She also went and shared her soul, so that probably took a lot out of her too; I wonder how Haine will react when he hears about this.

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    1. I’m less worried about the prayer thing and more about what I assume is her soul leaving her body to assist inside Karen’s.

      If I remember correctly, Inflation only stopped using prayer energy after she realized it was a drug. This might have happened soon, but it was soon in “god time”, so I think a few short moments of the stuff won’t be too bad.

      And even if it is a problem, I would consider that more of a flag for the discovery of a cure.

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  6. So… whether Ates is Lucifer is still up for debate (at the moment), but now the author has thrown in the possibility of Ates being Yorishiro(Inflation)’s dark(lol) side…
    Now ain’t that a mindf*ck…

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    1. The fact that Inflation has multiple parts of her soul out in itself skyrockets the chances of her being behind Lucifer somehow.

      What’s weird to me is the fact that Yorishiro seems completely confused by this development while Ates is not.

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      1. In my opinion, Inflation unconsciously rejected her evil side when she came to love humans from her first reincarnation. This led her to have a split personality, which is good and evil. Since Inflation’s good side rejected her evil side, that is why Yorishiro appeared to be confused.

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  7. Ates is Goddess Inflation’s evil side. The one that hated the humans for taking the love of the God Entropy. The one who think that humans is a tool for the Gods.

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  8. Hmm. I wonder if one can call this a new combined element? Combined Element: Light Divine Power + Divine Light Power = Godly Light Mortal. Either way, it’s cool and I’m hoping Karen finally figures out the implications.

    …I can’t believe I never processed the possibility that Ates was just another half of Inflation. We even talked about the possibility of Inflation splitting herself up before. That explains her fine control over he element, her unusual scheming ability, and her near-immediate appeal to Haine. It’s a bit weird that she supposedly always lost to her sister in schemes though.

    I wonder if the fact that she’s the evil half of Inflation increases or decreases the chances of her being accepted by Haine and what the consequences of that would be? Well, more likely is Inflation symbolically and literally purging her personal demons in what I can only call a complex form of suicide.

    P.S. For gods’ sakes, diversify your elements already! How many f*cking times are you people going to let elemental disadvantages cripple your battle potential? God vessels aside, humans aren’t supposed to be single-typed pokemon! You should learn to cover your bases with at least a backup element already!

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  9. Thanks 4 the translation!

    Hopefully Karen doesn’t get selective amnesia or deafness. The clues were banging at her a lot. She should really suspect that Yorishiro is a goddess.

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  10. Right now I don’t even have a clue how Ates came to be. If she is a part of Inflation that reborn as a human, then how did she manage to split into two person who is not the same age; both Ates and Yorishiro and exist as both at the same time?

    Like, Inflation is both light and shadow?
    … Maybe in the future we will learn that Inflation have 7 incarnations, each with a different colour. The Rainbows.
    Hah! I called it first! lol

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    1. Think of this like the guy in DBZ that wanted to become god and in order to do that he get ride of his dark side but this side become another being. Inflation before reborn like Yorishiro probably was worried for his jealous towards humans so she tried to get ride of them and they become another being and this being is Ates in Human form after all she speak of the humans like that and told that she will love Haine.

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    2. I assumed that Inflation was split into twins, with Ates being the older twin.

      Now that I think about it, Kuromiya Haine was originally going to be a stillborn until the soul of the strongest god entered him.
      Maybe there’s something about a god’s sheer power that makes this the most practical and least harmful approach?

      Whether she hijacked a human conception or created one on her own, I could see something like “Inflation’s soul was too powerful and had to be split into two to obtain a mortal form” or “Inflation forced her way into a still-living child, causing the fetus to split into twins instead of just a single child”.

      After all, unlike Entropy who just picked any newborn that seemed like a convenient and safe way to meet humanity, Inflation specifically targeted her Light Church’s Founder, meaning her entrance would brute force things a lot more.

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  11. Thanks for the chapter !!!
    “That’s why, I have resolved myself. I can entrust everything to you. The one and only way to overcome this predicament. You will become a hero.” (Yorishiro)
    I hope that the author dont screw with kill Yorishiro just for put the brainlees heroine with op skills

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  12. Ty for the chapter

    So, how come the light goddess is affected by light? Ain’t that ridiculous? Seems like the god that created said elemental should be inmune against it really, the demon Lords were. Also, could Yoshiro erase just erase the light around ates and make her go blind or something? Quasar did something like that, he erased the air around him in his fight against haine so it should be possible.

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  13. Yoshiro:” Yes, you are me, you are all that I rejected but now I’m ready to accept you”
    Ates :”shines”
    “Big freaking light show”
    The strength required to accept ones darkness has granted Yoshiro a new power.
    She has acquired the persona Izanami.

    Not gonna lie, I was half expecting that to happend lol

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  14. I don’t think Ates is Lucifer but I think she is unknowingly carrying him inside her. After looking how the other demon lords were born which was the death of their mother monster I think when Ates dies Lucifer will be born or Lucifer will kill her himself from the inside and be born.

    As for what Ates is to Yorishiro I have no idea. I think I agree with what most people are saying, that she is some part that Yorishiro cast off when she was born as a human.

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  15. I was thinking…
    What if the author is intentionally revealing Ates’ manic speech now to foreshadow Inflation’s / Yorishiro’s dark side as Lucifer, or is this just to portray Inflation in a new light ? (no pun intended)
    That there is actually two sides to the Light Goddess ?

    … talk about mental disorder, bipolar disorder is real and it can even happen to a goddes. No joke.

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    1. All things considered, I’m kinda on board with Inflation turning out to be more evil/harmful to humanity than we realized, and Haine finding a way to accept and “purify” that side of her as well.

      The one main problem with Entropy is that he has tunnel vision regarding humans and is somewhat neglectful of Inflation. The war of Genesis wouldn’t have been able to seal him at all if only he showed her a little more sincere affection to quell her anxiety.

      That’s where I’m hoping things are going with Karen’s spiel on “I want to love everything about you” and “Love that’s only looking at the beautiful parts isn’t love at all”, anyway…

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  16. Thanks for the chapter. It sounds like Ates and Yorishiro might be twins. During when the Light Goddess descend to the human to the people she wanted to reborn from her the Goddess split into 2 beings. 1 went into becoming Yorishiro and the other Ates. Yin and Yang. When comes to energy claws it reminds me of the old anime like Inuyasha or Flame of Recca when characters used it. The only anime I know who used something like claws on both hands was in “Zatch Bell” but it was more of a water type ability not light.

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    1. The claws in Inuyasha !
      Oh, the memories. I remember the fangs/sword. Back then I thought it was really cool !

      Back to WR, I had a feeling that Yorishiro’s fighting skills is based off Buddha Palm Kung-fu or something similar. That’s how I imagine the fight against Ates in this chapter. Very neat.

      Not to brag, but I did learn a bit of Hong Quan before and I can use a punch/palm skill like the one Yorishiro shouted out. It’s called ‘Sweaty Palm Suppression’. Boy, I can really feel the Qi coming out of my hands.

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      1. Sounds like the author got the idea from the Hyuga Clan from Naruto. To me that is the only series I know of Kung Fu reference. I think Inuyasha had 1 to but I think it was Cat Demons. It has being while since I last watch Inuyasha.

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