QualiA – Chapter 12: Oya? Trouble has arrived ⑤

My heart was dancing with this clear sky and fresh weather.

“Okay… Let’s journey to the ends of the world.” (Makoto)

“How far away are you planning on going, Makoto-sama?”  

I heard a disillusioned voice, but I ignore it.

“Cause ya know~.” (Makoto)

“Even if you say it cutely, it won’t work.”

“Niva-san, I love you.” (Makoto)

“Yes, I do too.” (Niva)

Damn it, not even a single bit flustered.

“Is it okay to enter the main topic?” (Niva)

“Yes, please do so.” (Makoto)

Now then, let’s leave the escapism to this much and seriously listen.

I was woken up by Erin, and played with Toto right after waking up, then, when I returned after finishing breakfast, I found Niva-san waiting for me in front of the door, which leads us to the current situation.

Anyways, this person really is good at playing along -despite her looks.

“I have come under the orders of the Princess-sama.” (Niva)

“Hm? Niva-san was the one that came to pick me up?” (Makoto)

“Yes. I also have something to talk to you about regarding yesterday, so I have come to get you.” (Niva)

“I see. Well then, I will be in your care~.” (Makoto)

While thinking ‘so she still had something to say to me about yesterday’, I follow after Niva-san and fill my lungs with refreshing air. I also picked up a slight sweet scent…yeah, sorry for being a pervert.

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The exclusive training field of the princess’s personal knight division -the Blue Wings knight division.

It is a knight division composed solely of women, and all knights and servants affiliated to it are women.

Thus, as this place is filled with only women, naturally, I stick out royally like a sore thump, teacher.

“Can I leave, Niva-sensei?” (Makoto)

“You can’t. Why are you getting cold feet over this much?” (Niva)

No no, walking through a place where close to a hundred women are training is scary, you know? They all stare daggers at me, and it feels as if they are talking about me.

“Erin, Onii-chan feels like he will die at any moment…” (Makoto)

Erin is currently going around doing the clean up of yesterday’s banquet, so she is not here. No good, my mofu mofu meter is running low… Toto is still at bed enjoying its sleep.

“What a pathetic Onii-chan.” (Niva)

“Leave me be. I have slight gynophobia.” (Makoto)

“……”

“That was a lie, sorry. That’s why, please don’t look at me with those cold eyes.” (Makoto)

It is seriously beginning to turn into a kink of mine, so I avert my gaze from the cold stare of Niva-san, and we step into the knight division’s lodging house. I feel like I’m entering a brothel.

………

……

We were at the third floor of the lodging house. The white painted walls were overflowing with the sense of being immaculate, and I thought: ‘as expected of a space where only women live in’.

“It is over here.” (Niva)

“This place is…?” (Makoto)

“The room of the knight captain.” (Niva)

We are now in front of the knight captain’s room.

“…Hah, seriously, Prim-sama…” (Niva)

In front of the door, Niva-san holds her head and shakes it as she lets out a sigh.

“Yumina-sama, it is Niva. I have brought Makoto-sama.” (Niva)

“Come in.”

Responding to the voice that came from inside with an ‘excuse the intrusion’, Niva-san reached her hand to the nob and opens the door.

“…Eh?”

“Oi oi, what joke is this?” (Makoto)

The one who raised a dumbfounded voice was not me or Niva-san, but the very person that was pointing a sword at me.

“That’s quite the welcome.” (Makoto)

“…Uhm, Makoto-sama…”

“Hm? What?” (Makoto)

While I was admiring this passionate welcome, I heard a flustered voice close to me.

“Can you please release me now?”

“Hm…I feel like you will hit me, so I will stay like this for a bit… You smell nice and are nice to the touch…” (Makoto)

“Understood. Looks like there’s the need for a physical lesson.”

“Sorry, it was a joke. I got ahead of myself.” (Makoto)

I released Niva-san who I held on the moment, and take a step back. Niva-san was pouting with a slightly blushed face…how stimulating.

“To think you would use me -a woman- as a shield…” (Niva)

Yeah, putting it that way, I am quite the evil guy.

A sword was swung at us the moment we stepped into the room, but I didn’t feel any hostility and bloodlust in it -it was simply swung down. It wasn’t even worth avoiding a stroke that was intended to stop before hitting and didn’t have any strength put into it, so I thought of playing around and held Niva-san to act as a shield, but the unexpected reaction of hers bewildered me.

“Cause ya know, a person with a sword attacked us. I can’t do anything about it as an ordinary person. Also, Niva-san knew this would happen when we entered, so we are even.” (Makoto)

“I’m impressed you can say that after sealing my movement… I now have quite a lot of things I want to question Makoto-sama about…” (Niva)

With her cheeks still slightly red…

“Well then…will you please explain what this is all about…Princess Prim.” (Niva)

A terrifying voice reverberated in the room along with a short scream…

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The room is covered in silence.

The reason for it is the silent ogre, Niva-san, and the teary eyed person that is sitting opposite of her with a table in between.

“I am sorry, I am sorry, I am sorry…”

She repeats like a broken record and has her hands placed together.

You reap what you sow.

I was surprised by how unfettered Niva-san is towards the princess even if she is the personal maid of the queen, but Niva-san was apparently the one who was in charge of educating the princess when she was young. But her words and attitude give out an intimate feeling like that of a neighborhood Onee-san.

Not showing reserve feels like it is because there’s overflowing affection between the two.

“Miyuna-sama, why didn’t you stop her?” (Niva)

“I am sorry. I did try, but she said she wanted to see his true ability, and I was also interested, so I allowed it.” (Miyuna)

Being questioned by Niva-san, the captain Miyuna-san made an uncomfortable expression as she honestly admitted her involvement.

“Then, I am also equally at fault. I am sorry.” (Filmina)

Following Miyuna-san, Filmina-san also lowered her head apologetically.

“It is great that no one got hurt, but one misstep would have created a great tragedy. Please reflect on that.” (Niva)

‘Especially you, Makoto-sama’, is what Niva-san added with a straight glare towards me, and I averted my gaze. After that, we finished hearing the apology of the three.

“At any rate, Makoto-dono moved in quite the…deft manner, as if used to it.” (Miyuna)

“Hmm, really?” (Makoto)

Right after, Miyuna-san says this to me with a tint of sarcasm.

“True. He did seal my movement splendidly after all.” (Niva)

Niva-san agreed to the words of Miyuna-san, and sends me a glare of ‘what was that about?’.

“Well, that’s because it wouldn’t hit……but even if I did know…if it were to hit, it would hurt.” (Makoto)

“That’s why you used me as a shield… So it is fine if it hit me, I see.” (Niva)

“Ah, no, that’s not… Sorry.” (Makoto)

“So…why did you know it wouldn’t hit?” (Niva)

“There were only four people inside, and I thought that the stroke that had no bloodlust at all and had no strength put in it was most likely intended to stop before it hit.” (Makoto)

‘If it did hit, it would mean that the skill of the princess is lacking’, is what I said, and the Princess was on the verge of tears when she heard that and Niva-san made a scary smile.

This is bad, I played around too much.

If it were actually an attack with the intention of killing, I would have obviously not played around at all and wouldn’t have shown mercy. My policy is to thoroughly trample and show hell to those people.

“But…four? There’s only us three here though.” (Miyuna)

Miyuna-san found my words strange and asked.

“There’s one even now…up there.” (Makoto)

When I poke the ceiling with my finger, a sound rings.

“Who is there?” (Miyuna)

“It is okay. Isn’t that right, Niva-san?” (Makoto)

I stop Miyuna-san, who stood up with sharp movements and had held her sword hilt, and ask Niva-san.

“…Since when did you notice?” (Niva)

“Hmm…since the second day of being summoned?” (Makoto)

“Since all the way back then…” (Niva)

“I didn’t know who was the one behind it, but after hearing the story of Niva-san, and seeing that the places you returned to were the same…I was convinced.” (Makoto)

The power of ‘Marker’ and a variety of others.

“I see. Meaning there’s still much to improve. I will have to lecture her after…” (Niva)

To the person on the other side of the ceiling I still haven’t seen… I am sorry.

‘Hiiih!’, is what I felt I heard as I sent my condolences to the person in the ceiling, and the Princess giggled.

“Fufu…You may look aloof, but it is hard to see a bottom in you, Makoto-dono.” (Prim)

“Really?” (Makoto)

“Using Niva as a shield in that situation, on top of that, you even had the leeway to provoke and play around, so don’t you think it can’t be helped I think in this way?” (Prim)

True. Sorry for that.

“I will be straight here. Can Makoto-dono win against the Demon Lord?” (Prim)

You really went for the ultra straight ball there, Princess-sama.

I currently have no plans on revealing this to the heroes, but it might be about time to talk about this to the trustworthy people in the Motoyasu side. I could keep it hidden, but it is better to strengthen the links of trust in the time when nothing is happening yet. And this would also increase the ease of movement by a lot.

“If I am to answer this question, it would be better for the Queen to also be present.” (Makoto)

“Mother?” (Prim)

“It would be fine if someone were to explain to her, but even if it is explained, there’s the chance that she wouldn’t believe it anyways. And that Queen might question me thoroughly if she doesn’t understand the explanation of that third party. So, it would be less troublesome if I were to explain it with her present.” (Makoto)

The Princess made a stunned expression at my manner of speaking, but she went ‘true’ as she narrows her eyes and laughs. I do get a bit of a tomboyish impression of her, but she is unexpectedly calm and composed. As expected of a Princess-sama, I suppose.

I do think last night’s reaction was also quite honest and nice though.

“Well then, shall we move?” (Makoto)

Now, how far should I explain? I was thinking ‘they won’t believe me even if I were to explain it all’ as we headed to the room of the queen.

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The room of the queen that I have gotten used to in these few days.

Right now, the ones in this room are: the Queen, Niva-san, Princess Prim, Captain Miyuna, Lieutenant Filmina, my personal maid Erin, and also me; for a total of seven people. Well, if we count the person in the ceiling, it would make eight.

“I see. I understand the circumstances… Just that, I am bothered that the treatment I am getting is pretty crude.” (Caril)

Don’t mind that, pitiful Queen. Don’t pout your cheeks, it makes me want to poke them.

“And so, Makoto-kun…” (Caril)

“‘Who in the world I am?’, right?” (Makoto)

The Queen didn’t show much surprise at my straight response and simply nodded.

“Right… Putting it simply, I was a former hero and Demon Lord.” (Makoto)

That’s why I also was straight to the point and explain only the truth.

“Hero…and D-Demon Lord?” (Caril)

“That’s right. I was summoned in a different world from this one as a hero, and in another world, I was summoned as a Demon Lord. That’s what I mean.” (Makoto)

“‘That’s what I mean’, you say…” (Caril)

Everyone was showing a shocked expression as they looked at me, but I hope they don’t pause at each statement when we go further.

“Also, this is my seventh parallel world summon.” (Makoto)

Someone gulped, and silence reigned the place.

“Seventh, you say. Meaning that you have been summoned to many others aside from the ones mentioned?” (Caril)

“That’s right. I did a variety of things in the worlds I was summoned, and by the time I noticed, I had become an existence that was called a monster by monsters.” (Makoto)

I laughed out loud, but no one accompanied me. That reaction hurts Onii-san, you know.

“I see… You are an existence that you yourself can call as a monster, huh.” (Caril)

“Yeah. I am plenty aware of that reality after all.” (Makoto)

“Is that so… I was called by a lot of names in the past, but monster was not one of them.” (Caril)

Pulled by the laugh of the Queen, I also laugh. We were the only ones laughing though.

This may be the Queen’s way of being considerate. She really is a good person.

“You were called a lot of names, huh. For example?” (Makoto)

“If I were to name the popular one, it would be ‘Crimson Lily Demoness’.” (Niva)

I asked the Queen, but for some reason, Niva-san answered without restraint.

“Wait, Niva! Why are you revealing that?!” (Caril)

“Every citizen knows this after all.” (Niva)

“Makoto-kun doesn’t.” (Caril)

“Even if she looks like this, she actually had a low boiling point when she was young, so her behaviour was bad in a variety of places, and since her specialty was fire magic, and what remained behind was scorched earth…the name placed on her was ‘Crimson Lily Demoness’…” (Niva)

“As I said, why are you saying unnecessary things?” (Caril)

A comedy routine between master and servant was taking place, but is this to soften the mood?

Anyways, the name placed on the queen is quite the dangerous one. I can’t imagine that coming from the current ‘Ara ara fufufu’ she is now.

“Well, if you don’t believe what I said, I don’t mind a bout. I have confidence I can defeat all the knight divisions barehanded.” (Makoto)

“I will restrain from that. We currently don’t have the leeway in our military.” (Caril)

“True.” (Makoto)

The Queen laughs with a troubled expression, and Niva-san nods. Looks like the country is having it tough in terms of military. But can they overcome the battle against the Demon Lord like this? This country really makes me worry in many points.

“By the way, are there legends passed down about the Hero and the Demon Lord?” (Makoto)

In the information that the Akashic Library gathered, there were a good amount of Heroes and Demon Lords. But most of them were transmitted unofficially or are rumors. There wasn’t a single one that was close to being conclusive.

“Legends? …Like what kind?” (Caril)

Caril tilts her head.

“A reason why only heroes can defeat the Demon Lord… are those kind of legends circulating around?” (Makoto)

I was straight.

“…So you did know.” (Caril)

“So there really is one. Then, have you heard about the heretical factor, the Irregulars?” (Makoto)

The Queen was at a loss of words from the surprise.

So it was true. The Demon Lord can only be defeated by the Heroes…but the Heroes are not limited to that and are always in the risk of dying. That’s why there are times when monsters and even allied humans and comrades try to take away their lives.

At that time, I fought them back at the verge of insanity…

But the connection between Hero and Demon Lord, it is similar to the world I had been first summoned to. In the world where I was summoned as a Demon Lord, the Hero was an existence that spread harm, but it was simply that the standing of the Demon Lord and the Hero were reversed, but in the end, it was the same.

Irregular.

Because of this factor, the Heroes and Demon Lords gravitate towards each other, and a death game begins with the people made to shoulder that fate, and this battle drags the whole world into it, and in time, it will destroy the world, and recreate it.

Heroes and Demon Lords are nothing but a deadly medicine to the worlds. They are Irregulars that will move a stagnated world and create change after all.

“Ah, sorry. I said something unnecessary.” (Makoto)

I looked at the state of the surroundings, and it seems there’s no mistaking I have said too much. Because everyone else was making an expression as if this is the first time they heard about this, except for the Queen.

Right, she did say that the only one who knows about the details of the hero summoning is the king. The matter of Irregulars is probably supposed to be absolute secrecy. I am completely at fault for thoughtlessly speaking of it.

“Makoto-kun, please don’t say anything about Irregulars from now on. Everyone as well, I prohibit the disclosure of what you have heard just now.” (Caril)

“I am really sorry.” (Makoto)

“No, it isn’t something Makoto-kun has to apologize for. But it is something that involves the basis of the hero summoning, so the actual state of affairs is that we can’t lightly speak of it.” (Caril)

True. If people heard that Heroes and Demon Lords gravitate towards each other, Heroes would also be targets of ill will. If something like this were to reach the ears of people like Erac, it would serve as a perfect bullet. Maybe because they understand this, or because they were overawed by the pressure of the Queen, the Princess and the others lowered their head and raised voices of agreement.

“And so, let’s have a detailed talk about that later. Please keep my circumstances a secret from the heroes.” (Makoto)

“The Hero-samas don’t know?” (Prim)

“I haven’t told them after all. I will tell them in due time, so until then, I want you to stay silent.” (Makoto)

This is in part because of my own selfishness, but I do have a reason for it.

“But if you are a former hero, you would be able to help in the training of the Hero-samas—” (Prim)

“That’s not a good idea.” (Makoto)

“Not a good idea, you say?” (Prim)

The Princess made an expression as if she wasn’t convinced, but if I were to do that…a lot of effects would be created.

“It is not as if I won’t do anything. It just means this is not the time.” (Makoto)

“Why is it not?” (Prim)

“It has only been a little more than a week since the heroes have been summoned to this world. They are finally at the point where they are getting used to the lifestyle here and the training. If they learned at a time like that that the normal person who was summoned together with them was stronger than the heroes themselves, what would they think?” (Makoto)

The Princess didn’t answer this question immediately, and ponders for a bit.

“If it were me, I would have my motivation dampened. Because there’s someone stronger than them who are heroes, they would think under the lines of ‘shouldn’t I just leave the Demon Lord subjugation to him?’” (Makoto)

“True…” (Prim)

“But that won’t do. Because the only ones who can defeat the Demon Lord are the Heroes.” (Makoto)

“Ah, yeah… I see.” (Prim)

Maybe she remembered the talk just now, the Princess finally understood, hitting her palm and nodding.

“There’s the need for the heroes to grow in body and mind to become worthy of being called heroes. If they don’t, they won’t be able to defeat the Demon Lord. Also, from what I know…isn’t it about time for them to get their weapons?” (Makoto)

“…I am at the point where I don’t know if I should be surprised.” (Caril)

The Queen once again opened her eyes wide and sighs with a tired face.

“So that really is how it is, huh. This may be a cruel way of putting it, but the current heroes can’t even be called heroes. They are in the middle of growth -no, they are still in the stage where eyes are developing. They are in the stage where they will get their weapons and finally make their first step as heroes. If in that half-baked state, someone like me were to enter, there’s no doubt they would try to rely on me, right?” (Makoto)

“Right…It might be just as Makoto-kun says.” (Caril)

The Queen nodded in agreement, but the Princess seemed to not be convinced yet and speaks out.

“So you are putting your distance and watching over them from the shadows because there’s the chance that it might dampen their growth?” (Prim)

“Hmm, not really. In the first place, what I can teach them is only how to stand. I can’t teach them actual combat.” (Makoto)

If a level error guy like me were to get involved, who knows what would happen to the heroes.

When I was journeying in the world I was summoned as a Demon Lord, I was asked to train talented soldiers of a certain country, and I had accepted without giving it much thought.

The result was a big failure.

I was entrusted with soldiers that had just joined the knights and were a bunch of people that didn’t have proper fighting experience. And yet, after half a month, a strange occurrence of them being able to fight on par with knight captain class powerhouses took place. Moreover, they were all soldiers that received my training that were able to fight on par with a captain.

After that, I got requests for training from many places and I refused them all and escaped the country. Later, I heard from rumors that those newbie knights had formed an independent knight division called the Black Knight corps, and achieved many military exploits, which made a bitter smile come out from me and also made me reflect. 

I overdid it.

“Ara, is that so? I think that’s pretty amazing though.” (Prim)

“I did have a master in magic, but I trained in the sword myself. I didn’t have a master, so my technique is under the gutter. If I were to teach them that, everything they have learned until now would go down the drain.” (Makoto)

It is hard to explain in words.

“Well, if anything happens, I intend to use teleportation to go ahead of them, and provide the minimum support.” (Makoto)

“…Wait. Teleportation?” (Prim)

“You know, teleportation magic—oh, right.” (Makoto)

Teleportation magic is stuff of legends in this world. Right.

“Makoto-kun, you can use teleportation magic?” (Caril)

“Well, yeah…” (Makoto)

“Can you please tell us in detail about that?” (Caril)

The Queen made a ‘fufu’ and I respond with a bitter smile.

While reflecting that I slipped, I begin to explain in a simple manner.

I can’t just show them right now, so I explained the outline of it, but the Queen and the others were bitting really strongly and it ended up in showing them at a later time how I use it in practice.

“…Isn’t it fine already?” (Makoto)

“Right. Only if you don’t have anymore to hide, that is.” (Caril)

“Everyone has one or two secrets… Then, if you tell me your embarrassing stories, I will also tell you. For example, the talk about the Crimson Lily Demoness…” (Makoto)

“T-That would trouble me. Fufu… I was a bit too excited despite my age. Sorry about that.” (Caril)

I half-glared at the Queen who averted her gaze and laughed, and I entrust my body to the sofa as if saying ‘I am done talking’. I did think about explaining them a variety of things, but there’s no need to reveal anymore cards I have.

After that, I got a lot of questions, but I answered them half-heartedly until it came time for lunch, so we decided on returning to our rooms.

But in front of my room’s door, there was a knight waiting there with his anger showing plainly.

That knight said he is an envoy of Erac, and after telling me the day and time of the duel in one breath, he left with an annoyed grunt.

After seeing him off, I enjoyed the droopy ears of Erin that I haven’t enjoyed in a long time. The fluffiness…it heals me~.

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142 thoughts on “QualiA – Chapter 12: Oya? Trouble has arrived ⑤

      1. I don’t. How ?
        Is it the same as Excalibur, that we need to throw it in the lake or something?
        Also, this is a mug we’re talking about. Not a weapon.

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      2. Never heard of that happening with cursed items. Usually the black smoke that comes out will possess anyone nearby.

        Only sacred items can reassemble itself or become indestructible.

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      3. Seen a horror movie once where a cursed killer doll, was burnt, shredded, blown up, and still come back good as new. Can’t remember the title. Chucky maybe? Not sure, I haven’t watched any from that series in a long time, and not planning too. Especially alone.

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      4. It’s called Child’s Play. Yes, the villain is Chucky and no, he did not reassemble himself (cursed doll). The doll was either repaired or he possess another similar doll.

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      5. It’s not like sacred items aren’t or can’t be cursed.
        In fact, I’d say that sacred items are the result of being cursed by the Gods.

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      6. It’s impossible to truly destroy a cursed cup.
        It will always have its curse transferred or it will regenerate.
        You must first purify the curse, then annihilate every single atom of the cup.

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    1. I say you that you will not like it, but sorry we don’t accept devolutions, but i have a 1 liter bottle with autoreffil coffe. It’s only 100 weaks souls, and for 50 more i will include a pair of x-ray glasses and a cool hat with a pair of ears that will mover with the mind.
      What are you waiting for. This promoción it’s limited to 10 persons only. And of you are the 6 one you will get a mistery box.

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      1. Why bother subscribing to ITS?
        Just ring up Flying Orca, he does it for free for fun.
        But no guarantee on the results. You might end up a bathroom door, or even a toilet seat for a filthy old man.

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  1. {Makoto has earned the titles [Flirt], [Masochist] and [Sellout]}
    Wait, does that mean that every single alternate reality in this story is basically the same?
    Only a Hero can defeat the Demon King, When the Demon King Dies the Hero is returned, and etc.?
    Wow, that must suck…

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    1. But it seems that it’s not always the demon lord that causes harm to the world, and we can’t be sure if in the 4 other worlds Makoto went had heroes and demon lords.

      Though the fact that their fight will make the world develop in some way is always true.

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  2. This is where I drop. The author cant stop himself from writing trash comedic relief, there should be a serious mood at least here. Man why did I bother reading Isekai the culture is too different. So disappointing ffs. Ah I just need to filter out all the jap webnovels or filter isekai ffs.

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    1. Just expect what kind of joke next so you would be ready about and just try to ignore it or think is was forced adding some suppa spice flavor even if its unneccessary
      I’ve grown immune because it already common in jap culture differ each genre

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      1. I’m kind of with Shelwyn here… the last chapter I enjoyed of this was when it was revealed those two female heroes knew Makoto from before, which is I think the last time any characters showed any sort of depth to their character. Since then it’s been nothing but “look how OP my character is!”, info dumps that are frankly fairly irrelevant and not interesting, and comedy scenes that are… well, frankly kind of cringy. I know comedy is usually hit or miss with people so I won’t hold that too much against the story, but this is all still just pushing the actual plot waaay far back. All of this in a country that is on the verge of a civil war or at the very least a coup d’etat, while the characters’ loved one is basically on their death bed, and everyone is just so cheery, and carefree, like they are unable to express any other emotion or something. Seriously, I think the mob character knights here have emoted more than any of the main characters.

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      2. I do agree the two childhood friend of mc was good but about thec acts over the top for a jokes like an old man and I lost interest about that. The only what I waiting for its progression on how this plot would conclude with those overused political agenda plot that you would already know who was behind with no space for surprise unless there is some plottwist or forshadowing to add later chapter or arc.

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      3. Yeah… I’ve waited for like 2 weeks to see the exciting conclusion of Makoto solving everything by moving his pinky whenever he decided to get off his lazy ass that’s basically sitting around, and ignoring what his established character should be actively working to fix, for no conceivable reason…

        I just want to get this over with so that we can finally move on to something more interesting, like watching the heroes’ growth, teaching them what sacrifice and suffering means, or discussing philosphy about the right to life with the demon king, but after these chapters I don’t think the writer is capable of delivering any of that in any decent form so… yeah, see you on the next novel.

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      1. The issue here is (well for me) is that this feels childish. Like the description of the rude noble “ugly, probably can’t get on with girls”. It;s rather juvenile coming from someone who supposedly has been summoned multiple times. What really gets to me is that everything we have e did this once long about him is second hand and not shown but rather somebody dumping info about him. He is strong (show it), he is nice(show it), he is kind (show it). All these second hand info and the character just going around showing he is not taking things seriously kind and he has no motivation. The author hasnot even indicated his proficiencies, which makes me think he will conveniently have skills that he can use to solve different situations. Well, the story may change but the mc in the current state is bland.

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      2. *cough* No compatibility with Healing Magic *cough*
        Also, when you’ve lived enough lifetimes, I think you’d also stop caring about how you describe people in your mind. Or about maturity.

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      3. Using you example, the author has basically said out of a list of numerous magics he is not compatible with healing ( not he can’t heal). You don’t see the issue there.
        Also, after living multiple lifetimes, he has never met ugly nobles who have a loving family or abrassive nobles who just are prejudiced. His inner thoughts convey him as a character and well given such he just seems shallow.

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      4. I don’t think that’s what went down at all though.

        He saw the way the noble acted and, exactly because he has so much experience with this type from the sheer number of them he’s encountered over his many lives, he was able to immediately peg him as “that guy”. The judgement of his appearance isn’t the reason for the conclusion, but rather just sorta supporting points with the behavior and attitude as base.

        I think he mentioned an “aura”, which is open to interpretation, but I see it as a difference in how people of different competency levels carry themselves.
        That is, this guy wasn’t able to show a mastermind-rank villain’s self-control like Erac did, and it was conveyed in a way similar to how a seasoned veteran would judge a stranger’s fighting stance.

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      5. Unless he is using a type of magic that can actually ascertain that, it is still iffy. Just because he has experience with such people does not mean he can definitely be certain that person is like that.
        In this case, to me it seemed like the noble expected the whole uproar to attract the queen and allowing him to confront her with the “abnormal monster” issue. But since MC is so sure and experienced, I am to consider this guy is fodder and just ignore him. That is my problem or how I see it.

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      6. I didn’t get the feeling that the noisy noble was ugly, it sounded like he was the type of cringy smallfry, that has trouble dealing with women. You probably know someone like that in real life, they try to play up their “good qualities” and it just gets annoying.

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      7. You’re not wrong about a lot of his problems, but at the very least he has a much stronger “personality” than most MCs I see.

        That is, we know what motivates him (his past sufferings), what he likes (teasing girls and being tsukkomi’d), and what he’s willing to do (fight back against murderous intent without reserve).
        It’s not big, but it’s something of substance.

        Even with all that, I have to agree that he’s bland, which is why it’s all the side characters like Princess Prim, Niva, and especially Queen Caril that carry the show for now. If the jokes surrounding them (the aforementioned comedic relief) don’t land, then you’ll probably have a harder time enjoying this show.

        Which, if you think about it, is kinda true of any WN translated on this site thus far.
        Makoto Misumi is a sociopath, but TsukiMichi’s draw is much more geared towards his impact on Bugworld than whatever little thing he’s doing.
        Kuromiya Haine is a human fanatic, but beyond that he was pretty bland, stayed in the background, and overall felt more like a impetus for the actual main characters than an MC himself.
        And now, we have Makoto Kamiuchi, who’s broken as heck and mostly serves to attract tsukkomi. The real draw so far (for me) is what his really extensive experience can serve to stimulate the kingdom and other Heroes.

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      8. I can agree to that. But it still rubs me the wrong way of how an open slate he is. It just lends itself to him being able to just resolve situations because ” this one time in my past…”. Although, it’s only the beginning so I am still looking forward to how it progresses, but warily.

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      9. Just the couple skills he’s shown so far, can already solve all problems in your classic Hero vs Demon Lord story, or the summoned people become pawns in a coup story. So I don’t think he needs to tell anymore ‘this one time in my past…’ stories, unless he’s screwing with people, like with the Sacred Junkie that lives in his room now.

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    1. Date? You realize that he was surrounded by women just now?
      It’s not a date. He is (unknowingly) building a harem with the female knights!

      Urayamashi !
      (it’s a japanese word that means *I’m angry*)

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      1. If orca fly out of the atmosphere, are they then…a Space Pod?!
        Dun dun DUN *insert shrill violin sounds*
        ps Flying Orca has a family picture for a profile pic, so there are either more of them, or they are all clones of some kind…so still technically more of them…!

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  3. Huhu I must be getting crazy when I already thought and generate some simulation before chapter 11 about how he explain of being a former hero and demonlord who summoned many times that I would already knew what next and it is a kill joy once but twist it to make more exciting lol

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    1. When you consider he has been thru this crap 7 times already and the queen already knows he is abnormal it is best just to reveal yourself a little to come to an understanding about each other and not cause too much trouble. His objective is to avoid too much trouble so being somewhat open with the queen makes sense

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    1. Niva is cute, there is no refuting that.
      However, Princess Prim’s reaction just now was cuter in my opinion.
      Oh wait, I totally love the Queen’s reaction when her dark past was revealed. Ahahaha! Isn’t that the reaction when someone revealed your chuunibyou past?

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  4. “I follow after Niva-san and fill my lungs with refreshing air. I also picked up a slight sweet scent…yeah, sorry for being a pervert”
    We already knew MC… we already knew.
    Thanks for the chapter!!!!!!

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    1. I don’t know what scent he was sniffing.
      The perfume ? Shampoo ? B.O ? He seems like a person with a smell fetish.

      Makoto… your personality is getting darker. I can’t defend you as a descent human m.c anymore. I’m starting to compare you to Kazuma *and that is bad*.

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      1. The training grounds, you mean? It’s full of muscle women training, full of the scent of blood and sweat. That should smell salty, not sweet.

        Makoto is definitely sniffing Niva.
        Sono hentai ouji !

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      2. Exactly. It’s an universal truth that woman ALWAYS smell nice. You will find no man who will says the opposite. Well, alive, that’s it.

        Also… It’s not your auto-corrector, it’s the NEPU CURSE !

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  5. Why is she fukin married
    I cna’t help but ship makoto to the queen, i really like their interaction. She looks better as a heroine than the two stalker schoolgirls, erin, niva, or the princess prim.
    I’m really feeling bad to wish for the king to die. And tge step father play with princess prim is also tempting.

    Thanks for the chapter

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    1. Caril is definitely high-grade heroine material, with a decent waifu rank too.

      I don’t mind that she’s married though. The fact that she dearly loves her husband the king is just another charming point of hers.

      In fact, between her happy marriage, her dark (crimson) past, her magic eyes, and her long history with Niva, there is clearly an “amazing” story here that we haven’t gotten to see.

      It’s not unlike Makoto’s other 6 adventures, actually, and it says something about how cool Queen Caril is that I find her untold backstory to be more interesting than the guy who lived 6 full lives.

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  6. Thanks 4 the chapter!

    A bit surprised that he was also a demon lord at one point. I expected different kinds of hero types, like saints, sages, champions, etc.

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      1. Don’t remember. I read a lot, so usually I only remember the general flow of a story, unless I read it several times. Or like here someone reminds me of certain facts. Still, if you could give me the chapter number, I’ll reread that part.

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  7. “That’s right. I did a variety of things in the worlds I was summoned, and by the time I noticed, I had become an existence that was called a monster by monsters.” (Makoto)
    Children looks under their bed for monsters, monsters looks under theirs for makoto …
    __
    |”””\-=
    (____)
    For the food

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      1. Nah, it’s not Niva, just an example of a delicious cold stare that came to mind for me. That was just a picture of a generally agreed-upon Best Girl.
        And not just any Best Girl, the kind of Best Girl in series with really rough competition. Here’s when she smiles.

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  8. This chapter was packed with a lot of juicy lore and excellent conversations.
    To be honest, I didn’t really care about the “lore” of QualiA as I read about Makoto’s magic and Irregulars and the like up until now. But this chapter did a really good job of tying it all together with a purpose.

    It also had a ton of conversations that cut off potential plot threads nicely. Makoto doesn’t bother hiding his power to not stand out and explains himself shockingly sincerely. Typical questions like “if the MC is so cool, why doesn’t he fight?” and “why isn’t he helping the Heroes power up?” are given an answer that’s refreshingly not “he doesn’t care/he’s an asshole”.

    Now we have a general idea of where Makoto-and by extension, the story-plans to go with all this. The image that came to my mind while reading it was the trimming of a bonsai.

    In short, this chapter was good shit and I liked it.

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    1. You bet it is ‘good shit’. I agree.

      This seems to be the beginning of Makoto’s plan in nurturing the heroes.
      More specifically, I think he is prone to join Niva’s c̶e̶i̶l̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶c̶r̶a̶w̶l̶e̶r̶ shinobi/ intelligence gathering team or join the princess’s knights. The second option is unlikely because he is traumatized with being a failed trainer.

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      1. You mean, custodian? Hmm… the nobles wouldn’t respect him if he’s treated. like that. At least he’s under the royal’s direct supervision, like the princess knight squad.

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  9. Yeah. Good shit.

    Err… not foul odour one, the good one… like, “you’re the shit”, shit.
    No, not “you’re shit”. It’s the positive one.
    Ugh… English.

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      1. Your right !
        No, why are you showing me your thumbs up!? I’m not agreeing with you! I told you to look to your …

        *the poor lad got hit by a truck coming from his right*

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      1. I learned Spanish before…. My result was so-so. It was regrettable. Nobody’s fault really, it’s my own.
        *Can’t focus enough in class when you have a hot teacher*

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      2. Hola, policía hay una orca pervertida aquí.
        A little tip, if you ever go to a place were they speak spanish, and they see you bad for something you say, ask what’s the meaning of that word. Cause depending of the place/cointry/state a word can have another meaning.

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      3. Por què ? Don’t call the police on me, man… I’m just an imaginary mascot.
        Pollosama, your avatar is even more perverted. I know that silhouette. It’s Tomoki !

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      4. What!? How dare you compare me with that perverted old man, y es i like firolials, y es i think their human forma it’s angelical, yes i want to have thousands, but that don’t mean i’m that fucking sicko.
        Olvida a la policía llamare al FBI

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  10. LMAO so he trained noobs and those noobs become too OP they can fight captain class on solo
    I like what he said about the mentality of the hero comes first than abilities
    Thanks for the chap ~

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  11. so….. how high lv is Niva to be able to bokke and tsukkomi as she please like dat ?
    i think we need to make some statistic to check how high the Maid lv of every kind isekai novel to know the power-level of these called ‘MAID’

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  12. It is seriously beginning to turn into a kink of mine, so I avert my gaze from the cold stare of Niva-san, and we step into the knight division’s lodging house. I feel like I’m entering a brothel.

    COME TO THE DARK SIDE, WE HAVE ONEE-SAMAS

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  13. My late thanks for the double release! So, winning and losing are both bad? I think he will be a reaaaaaaaaally clumsy guy, making the knight trip over to defeat “by chance”, making an inconclusive result. Your bets?

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  14. Finally, finally an MC who knows the value of trust and truth. If more characters knew how important it is to be honest at times to earn other people’s trust we wouldn’t have forced drama in stories anymore.

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