WM – Chapter 78: Takatsuki Makoto talks to the Devilkin

I opened my eyes at the voice that I could hear from outside the room.

“Good morning, Aya-san.” 

“Good morning, Princess Sofia, Prince Leonard, do you have business with Takatsuki-kun?” (Aya)

“Leo said he wanted to meet Hero Makoto and was adamant about it.” (Sofia)

“Eeh, you said you wanted to meet him too, Nee-sama.” (Leo)

“…Silence, Leo.” (Sofia)

Yeah, it is noisy.

“Takatsuki-kun, are you up?” (Aya)

Knock knock, the door was knocked.

“…Hn, I am awake.” (Makoto)

I rubbed my sleepy eyes as I answered.

I trained till late in the night yesterday…

The door opened slowly. 

“Good morning, Takatsuki-kun. Let’s have breakfast togeth—” (Aya)

“Good morning. Today’s schedule is—” (Sofia)

Sa-san and Princess Sofia entered and their eyes opened wide as they froze.

Hm?

“Good morning, everyone. What’s the matter?” (Makoto)

I greeted them while stretching, but…there was no answer.

“Hey, Takatsuki-kun…” (Aya)

Sa-san said with a chilly voice.

An indescribable chill ran down my spine.

The alarm of Detection was ringing loudly. 

Eh? 

“Takatsuki Makoto…” (Sofia)

Princess Sofia mutters like a chilly rain.

It wasn’t a metaphor, the temperature of the room literally changed.

The Monarch Ice Magic Skill has activated…?

J-Just what in the world happened?! 

—That question was answered soon after.

“Makoto-san and Lucy-san get along so well. You are sleeping on the same bed, huh. By the way, why is Lucy-san not wearing any clothes?” (Leo)

The Prince, who has a pure heart, asks this truly in curiosity.

Thank you for explaining the situation, Prince Leonard.

Also, this situation is the worst! 

I glance at my side and Lucy certainly is sleeping by my side.

Now that I think about it, she slept in my bed yesterday.

The shoulder strings of her usual camisole were out of place, and her naked shoulders were in sight, her body covered by the blanket.

Aah, at a glance, it looks as if she were naked.

Oh! This is bad!

“Hm, I see… After shopping with me, you two last night…” (Aya)

Sa-san, why are you gigatisizing the hammer you got yesterday?! 

You must not direct something like that at your classmate! 

“…At the sacred room of a Hero, you… This is why the otherworlder men are just…” (Sofia)

Princess Sofia was making the coldest eyes I have seen her make, and Ice Spirits were flying around.

The Spirit-sans were really energetic.

I see, is this the so called ‘emotion sharing’ with Spirits?

Wait, this is not the time to be impressed!

(Explain yourself at once. You are on your way for the Bad End.) (Noah)

Noah-sama retorted.

“W-Wait please!” (Makoto)

I somehow managed to explain to the two and have them understand.

◇◇

“I-I’m sorry. I fell asleep in Makoto’s room…” (Lucy)

Lucy apologized sullen.

“No, I don’t really mind.” (Makoto)

The misunderstanding was safely dispelled.

“Aaah, how nice. I should sleep in Takatsuki-kun’s room today.” (Aya)

“That sounds like fun! Can I come play too?” (Leo)

“I am fine with that, but I will be training, okay?” (Makoto)

Looks like Sa-san and Prince Leonard will be coming to hang out in my room.

I don’t really mind that.

I noticed the gaze of someone and turned to that direction.

“Will you be coming to hang out too, Princess Sofia?” (Makoto)

“?! W-What are you saying?!” (Sofia)

I was scolded.

Hmm, I thought this would be a good chance to get along better with her though.

“…Hero Makoto, I have something to talk to you about, so please come to my place in the evening.” (Sofia)

Princess Sofia turned her face to the side and said this.

“Hey, where are we going shopping today?” (Aya)

“Eeh? Isn’t it my turn next?” (Lucy)

“Makoto-san! Let’s train magic together!” (Leo)

You people are really energetic.

In the end, I accompanied Prince Leonard in his magic training, went shopping with Lucy, and had tea with Sa-san.

Well, it was quite the fulfilling day.

◇◇

The evening that day.

I was in the basement prison of the Rozes Castle. 

This place is where criminals who have committed vile sins are imprisoned in a holy barrier that they can’t run away from…apparently.

I was brought here by Princess Sofia, and was in front of a certain cell that had a man inside it.

There were thick iron shackles on him, connected by thick chains.

Eh? I feel like I have seen this man before…

“This is the leader of the group that caused the monster disaster the other day.” (Sofia)

“Hoh…” (Makoto)

I look at his face intently.

I have only spoken to him a little bit, but it is probably him.

“Who…are you?” 

The man inside the cell looks up at us with muddy eyes.

“He is the Water Country’s Hero. He is the one who defeated the monster you set out.” (Sofia)

Princess Sofia answered in my stead. 

“…This brat did? Damn it, so the awakening failed…?” 

“Awakening?” (Makoto)

A word I didn’t know the meaning of came out.

“The Giant did turn into a Taboo Monster. He defeated the Taboo Giant.” (Sofia)

“…”

The man didn’t say anything and just glared at us hatefully.

Aah, so becoming a Taboo Monster is being called as awakening?

And so, I spoke out about something that was bothering me.

“You, you are the comrade of that clown in the circus troupe, right?” (Makoto)

This man is the man that spoke to me who was transformed into the clown the day before the monsters rampaged.

“…What are you talking about? I have no clue.” 

The man answered emotionlessly.

Well, of course he wouldn’t answer honestly.

“Hero Makoto, are you acquainted with this Devilkin man of the Snake Church?” (Sofia)

“At the time when I was close to the circus troupe’s tent, I saw him once. Together with a suspicious man in a clown outfit… What’s the Snake Church?” (Makoto)

I obscure the part about moving around at night using the Transformation Skill.

Devilkin…huh.

Fuji-yan said that this time’s incident was caused by the Devilkin.

But the Snake Church is a new term.

“…”

The man didn’t say anything.

“We have confirmed that the Snake Church the Devilkin follow was the one that was pulling the strings in this time’s monster disaster. He infiltrated into the capital of Horun and was waiting for this moment. That clown man was most likely an executive of that Church. We are chasing after that man. This is something that your merchant friend, Fujiwara-dono, investigated.” (Sofia)

“That’s Fuji-yan alright.” (Makoto)

An exemplary work.

When the name of Fuji-yan came out, the man’s face distorted.

“Damn it! What was with that man! Easily finding our hideout that we took more than 10 years to build up!” 

*Pang!*

The man punched the iron bars of the cell.

Took more than 10 years…

So it was a plan that spanned such a long time, huh.

What they are doing is the act of terrorists though.

It seems like thanks to Fuji-yan, the terrorist group was arrested.

“The one that the Snake Church follows is the God King Demon, Typhon. Also, it is said the one who founded the Snake Church was the Great Demon Lord of a 1,000 years ago.” (Sofia)

Princess Sofia explains.

“The Great Demon Lord, you say?! Don’t call that great personage with such a ridiculous title! That personage is the one who will guide us Devilkin, the Prophet! That great personage will do a miraculous revival, and bring death to you damn humans!” 

The man shouts with bloodshot eyes.

He insulted us with a voice that had a mix of hatred and madness.

It is a bit scary.

“Uhm, by the way, Princess Sofia, why was I brought here?” (Makoto)

“You have become a Hero now. Monsters are not your only enemies.” (Sofia)

Princess Sofia looks at me with grieving eyes.

“It is said that many of the Devilkin are in the fallen country of Raphloaig, but there’s some who blend into the other countries. It would be fine if they were living a normal life, but there’s ones who threaten our peace just like him. Please remember this.” (Sofia)

“Hmm, I see…” (Makoto)

So it is not simply just defeating the Demon Lords, huh.

The difficulty is increasing.

“It would be fine if they were just living a normal life?! You bastards sniff out us Devilkin that are living peacefully, ostracize us, and slaughter us!” 

The man grabs the iron bars, and without caring about his shackles yanking at him, he shouted.

“That’s in the past. The current Water Country of Rozes doesn’t actively search for Devilkin and discriminates against them… In general.” (Sofia)

She was expressionless as always, but her voice went lower and lower as it went.

So they did in the past, huh… Or maybe the discrimination still continues in other countries even now.

Well, even if the country tells you not to discriminate, it is not like this will be exactly what the people will do. 

“Just you watch… It is pointless to restrain me. Our Church is big. Consider your peaceful lives over.” 

The man spits out cursing words, but Princess Sofia says calmly. 

“We already know that your next aim is the Sun Country’s capital. We have already contacted the Sun Country.” (Sofia)

The man made a shocked expression for a second.

“Just where did you get that information from…?” 

“There’s no need for you to know. Let’s go, Hero Makoto.” (Sofia)

Princess Sofia and I left the underground prison. 

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“I am sorry, Hero Makoto. I think it wasn’t a pleasant meeting, but considering your position, I thought that it would be better if you were to meet them in person.” (Sofia)

Princess Sofia says this apologetically.

“No, I didn’t know this, so I learned a lot.” (Makoto)

I really didn’t know at all.

This world has a lot going on.

It really weighs on me.

The books of the Water Temple didn’t have that kind of dark history in it.

“The Devilkin are also pitiful people… After the Great Demon Lord’s defeat, they were persecuted in the West Continent, and they were unable to live in the harsh environment of the north continent… As a result, they became a vagrant race with no country, discriminated against for a 1,000 years.” (Sofia)

“Why couldn’t they have a country in the north continent?” (Makoto)

“The devilkin are looked down upon by the pure demons as well. They are called half-demons.” (Sofia)

“Hmm…I see.” (Makoto)

Hated by both humans and demons.

What a tough way to live.

“What became the support of their heart was the Evil God Religion.” (Sofia)

“Eh? Evil God?” (Makoto)

I shook.

(It is written differently. It is written as Snake God, and read as Evil God.) (Noah)

Aah, in that way. 

Thanks, Noah-sama.

That really got me nervous.

“Is something the matter?” (Sofia)

“N-No, nothing. So the devilkin belief in the Snake God, huh.” (Makoto)

“The Snake God is the other name for the Demon God King, Typhon. In the legends, it is said that the Great Demon Lord was the Apostle of Typhon. The religion was spread due to this.” (Sofia)

“I see, that’s the history it has.” (Makoto)

I should arrange the information…

I might not be able to remember all of that at once.

“By the way, is it true that the capital of the Sun Country is being targeted?” (Makoto)

“There were apparently documents regarding their plans in the base of their church. There were no exact details about it, but there were traces that they have been investigating the Sun Country’s capital…” (Sofia)

“…I see.” (Makoto)

As someone who is going to be heading there, this is dangerous information.

“The Water Country will be providing you as much protection as possible for you.” (Sofia)

“N-No, there’s Prince Leonard, so it is fine to keep it moderate.” (Makoto)

Or more like, won’t Princess Sofia be the one in most danger?

Having a princess as the target of terrorists is quite the common situation.

At any rate, the racial and religious problems run deep no matter the world, huh.

I am the believer of a God that I can’t tell others about, so I might not be in the best position to give my opinion though.

Now that I think about it, I should ask this just to confirm.

“In the Water Country, is having a belief other than the Water Goddess prohibited?” (Makoto)

I heard that from Noah-sama.

“No, religion is free.” (Sofia)

“Eh?” (Makoto)

Wait, Noah-sama! That’s not what I heard!

“The Water Country has a lot of adventurers and travellers, so if we were to limit the religion, there wouldn’t be people coming anymore. However, spreading a religion other than the Water Goddess Eir-sama is prohibited. If you are found doing that, you will be exiled, and when it is of ill-intent…there’s severe punishment.” (Sofia)

“…I see.” (Makoto)

Having your own belief is free, but persuading others is a no.

It would be against the law to increase the believers of Noah-sama then.

I am glad I confirmed.

“If I remember correctly, you said you believed in a God different from that of the 6 Great Goddesses, right?” (Sofia)

“Yeah, it is a minor Goddess…” (Makoto)

When I was designated as a Hero, they advised me to convert, but I told them I believed in a different God and refused.

“If you were to convert to the Water Goddess Eir-sama, I would have been able to ask of her to give you the best Divine Protection that could be provided though… But that would be an insult to your belief, right? Please don’t mind it.” (Sofia)

She is a diligent one.

It would be troubling for me if I were to be pushed to convert, so this is great.

“By the way…” (Sofia)

Princess Sofia changes the subject.

“It seems like Leo will be going to your room tonight. Sorry for the inconvenience.” (Sofia)

“I don’t really mind. We will only be training our magic together anyways.” (Makoto)

“You are a truly hard working person. Your friends that were in the Water Country before only played around.” (Sofia)

Princess Sofia said as she laughed.

“Haha…they are strong even without training after all.” (Makoto)

I got nostalgic remembering my classmates Okada-kun and Kitayama…wait, not really.

Where are they and what are they doing?

Maybe they are chasing women in some other country?

“I wonder about that. I don’t think those guys would have been able to defeat a Taboo Monster.” (Sofia)

“How harsh. Anyways, I am weak, so I have to train everyday”, I answer her while laughing.

“…Uhm, I can’t let Leo stay late for too long, so I will be going to pick him, okay?” (Sofia)

Princess Sofia asks timidly.

I don’t mind him staying long though. She really worries a lot about him.

“You don’t have to worry. In that case, how about you tag along too, Princess Sofia? I would like to hear more in detail about this Snake Church and the Northern Expedition Plan.” (Makoto)

“?! U-Understood. Then, I will!” (Sofia)

She says strongly.

Did I overstep a bit there?

Now that I think about it, having the Princess herself explain those things to me feels kinda rude.

“Well then, let’s meet later.” (Sofia)

Prince Sofia bows elegantly, and she leaves with light steps.

Oh well, that’s fine then.

We will get along better if we talk a whole lot…probably.

◇◇

And then, in these few days…

At noon we gathered the equipment of Lucy and Sa-san, trained with Prince Leonard and the Guardian Knight old man, and trained myself at night, and then, I would be taught about the world by Princess Sofia who came to visit.

Then, one day…

“Man, sorry for the wait.” (Fujiwara)

Fuji-yan returned to the capital of Horun.

“Sorry for the wait~.” (Nina)

“Sorry it took so long.” (Chris)

Together with Nina-san and Chris-san.

“No no, we had a lot over here too.” (Makoto)

We were able to get plenty enough items and equipment for everyone.

My equipment? My physical strength was not enough, so all powerful magic equipment passed my weight limit…

I am fine with that! I have Spirit Magic, you know?! 

“Fuji-yan, your job calmed down a bit now?” (Makoto)

“Yeah, it is decently well now. I have left the remaining work to the employees at the store.” (Fujiwara)

Then, even though the schedule has been changed quite a bit, we are about to return to our original plans.

“Takki-dono, are you gonna be heading to the Sun Country’s capital, Symphonia?” (Fujiwara)

“Yeah, let’s go.” (Makoto)

The biggest country of the continent, the Highland Kingdom’s capital.

To the place that’s said to be the center of this world.

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62 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 78: Takatsuki Makoto talks to the Devilkin

    1. “By the way, why is Lucy-san not wearing any clothes?” (Leo)”
      Oh hoo~~~
      @_@…

      —“No, religion is free.” (Noah)
      —…there’s severe punishment.” (Noah)
      R the speaker wrong or using the wrong symbol for the chat(…), Reigokai-san?
      ?.?…

      “I am fine with that! I have Spirit Magic, you know?!”
      Stay strong Makotooo…
      XD..

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  2. Thanks for the chapter.
    Sa-san and the princess were unreasonable, but the prince… How pure can he be?🤨 That sister is sheltering him way too much, I don’t remember how old he is though.

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      1. Ah right, almost forgot about that. But hmm that’s interesting, is Lucy also a Devilkin or, because she is an elf and not a human, is there a new category for that type of Half Demon-Half Elf

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      2. yeah she should probably be called that, but I believe in the previous chapters it was defined as only the offspring between humans and demons, or maybe like no demon thought of fucking an elf before, and that’s why there aren’t many demon elves or whatever

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  3. Thanks for the chapter! And its time for Sakurai to renter the stage! Wonder if leo will get upset that another hero is close with makoto or will he look up to him more for bonding wih the sun hero? Also Sofia aint subtle about her emotions at all…. wonder what fun things will happen there~ will our boy meet another evil god? Cant wait to find out~

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  4. The one who says “religion is free” and the next reply to makoto should be sofia not noah :/
    Also there’s a typo on maktoo on the sentence about training :p

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  5. Good thing Noah was there to advise Makoto to explain what happened otherwise he’d be flying into the horizon by Sa-san’s picopico hammer.

    Sofia’s Cold Heart skill doesn’t seem like it can keep up anymore around Makoto. Unfortunately it seems Makoto has acquired the Dense Protagonist skill.

    Wouldn’t Lucy count as a devilkin then? She’s half demon.

    Anyways now we know that these devilkin are planning something in the Sun Country. I guess Makoto will become more famous after dealing with whatever happens.

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    1. He’s been developing his dense protagonist skill since before Sa-san joined the party, when it was just the elf & guild receptionist in the harem que. He said after finding out about Fugi’s thought script display that it would make it impossible not to notice girls feelings.

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  6. Thanks for the chapter!

    The fallen country where many demons live is probably “Laphroaig” rather than “Raphloaig,” because Laphroaig is a famous maker of whisky. The romanization looked too close for it to be coincidence.

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  7. Thanks for the chapter!

    “An indescribable chill ran down my spine.
    The alarm of Detection was ringing loudly.”

    After reading that i got curious… that danger detection skills works only on monsters or any danger?… because if that only works on monsters people could tell Aya is not human.

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    1. Personally i think it works on danger, because the first time Makoto met Aya in that world, Makoto’s alarm is ringing loudly. But after he heard his name is called by her, the ringing gradually vanishing indicating his instinct that it isn’t dangerous anymore

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  8. Should change my mind that Nina is rabbit kin, not cat kin. I always add nyaa~ every time Nina speak.

    Thanks for the chapter
    We need spoiler about that night visit, or maybe extra chapter

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  9. Accompanying Princess Sofia like that while working, and you discovered that she was working hard to protect the country contrary to her weak looking physically, and you will the diligent and gentle side of her when it comes to National security and for her little brother, i bet, even I would activate my protection instinct for her and will want her for me.

    Well, boys will be boys, if they want to protect someone, they’ll work hard.

    For Princess Sofia, it might be too much a hurdle to protect her without the Hero Title and due to her Princess Title.

    But, talking to her like this, you will want to cuddle her…

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  10. Kind of strange for spirits to be gathering around Sophia. Isn’t her religion antithetical to the existence of spirits or something?

    Fuji seems able to tap the conversation/thought logs of people/conversations in which he didn’t directly take part, so I imagine he’ll have some innnnteresting reading material from this.

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  11. Thank you very much Reigokai Sensei! Lovely to wake up to a wonderful chapter of WM.

    And what a chapter, hoooboy! Lucy san are you trying to get Taki-dono castrated?!

    Aya-san that is rather unfair of you you know, you got to bath with Taki-dono now it is Lucy’s turn. No Lucy’s date with Taki-dono in the flower field doesn’t count as she was hen-blocked by the elf children. Next up Sofia hime.

    Speaking of… I get the feelings that the spirits prefer individual people so maybe the ice spirits really like Sofia hime. Or maybe the spirits themselves are in love with Taki-dono.

    Is it Leo being innocent and Taki-dono lending emphasis to his words or did Leo add emphasis to his words? If the latter… Leo may not be as innocent as he seems.

    Also at this point I don’t think it matters if Leo is male or female, Leo is just cute. In fact I move for a motion to assign Leo to the third gender of Hideyoshi.

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  12. Heh. Sophia had the worst first impression, but she’s so bad at this that I can’t help but wish her luck. She’ll need it.

    That…misunderstanding was resolved exceptionally quickly. Thank you Leo-chan for your help. He may have very well made the most progress with the training maniac Hero than anyone else.

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  13. Thanks for the chapter! ^^
    Noah and Leon for MVPs of the day, you saved this young man life! XD
    It’s nice to not fall in the misunderstang trope where it isn’t resolved quickly. ^^
    Wonder if Lucy’s devilkin identity with her working with a hero will be used to promote peace and create a new way for the devilkin and humans?
    And what of Ayasaki and her monster origin? One more bridge to link Makoto and devilkin?

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  14. Thanks for the chapter. He got his room fujll of people the perfect scenario fro some pervy orgy rigth there!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

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  15. “Good morning, Princess Sofia, Prince Leonard. Have business with Takatsuki-kun?” (Aya)
    “Good morning, Princess Sofia, Prince Leonard, do you have business with Takatsuki-kun?” (Aya)

    “Leo said he wanted to meet Hero Makoto and was adamant.” (Sofia
    “Leo said that he wanted to meet Hero Makoto and was adamant about it” (Sofia)

    Just a suggestion.

    Btw. Does anyone feels the terminology is getting more and more confusing, we have Demon God king, Great Demon lord, Demon lord etc….

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    1. The Demon King was originally a great Demon King war commander ~ when the great Demon King died, subordinates were divided And chaired by the warlords (the surviving Demon King)

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      1. Nameless, please stop posting spoilers…This is my last warning for you. I can tell you like the story, but spoilers ruin the fun for others.

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    2. Thanks for the suggestions.

      Also, I normally have no problems with terminologies as long as they are self-explanatory. If the terms were overly complicated, that would be another story though. Like, imagine if terms like Laphroaig were common here instead of Demon Lord and Great Demon Lord. Then it would be confusing.

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  16. I just can’t stop thinking that the syetem of this world is broken as hell. There’s no way for Makoto to learn mid rank water magic or advanced ? No way for him to raise his man level or stats ? There’s not even some item that could help him in the royal tresury ? It just looks as a bad excuse from the author to not let Makoto to grow stronger for me.

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