Tsuki – Chapter 322: I am here

A woman named Muller.

She is called a beauty by hyumans, and even when compared to the people that praise her to high heaven, she not only isn’t inferior but surpasses them in beauty. 

She was a bit ambitious for a dark elf that lives peacefully.

But well, that’s as an elf.

For hyumans it would be regular in that regard.

She simply has slightly longer ears than a hyuman, and lives longer.

That’s probably why she is accepted in this society. 

Having her beauty acknowledged by the favorites of this world, and be loved by the god too. That’s Muller’s modest dream.

But for hyumans and the Goddess, a demi-human having that dream is excessive.

Her dream didn’t become reality. 

Even after 100 years or 200 years.

A world where no matter if you push or pull, it won’t change a single thing.

What does it have to change in order for hyumans to understand the beauty of demi-humans? 

Even when thinking about it, it didn’t lead to many places.

The result of those thoughts was…the Goddess.

If something is done about the god, the people will change too.

We just have to make her change. We can have her gone.

Who is going to be troubled by her being gone?

The Dragons or Spirits might be able to take her place.

They surely can.

And in this way…Muller met the Anti-Goddess Cult.

A group of people that have many doubts towards the order of the Goddess.

Comrades that challenge the rule of the god and don’t give up by any means.

Muller obtained a new objective after meeting them.

She obtained the answer for the question she has had for a long time.

“That thing isn’t an all-powerful God. It is simply one more existence that has power.” 

“Her power is overwhelming and gigantic, so she was able to rule over this world for a long time. You of the Anti-Goddess Cult also don’t know when to give up. You are finally even causing a war to overthrow a major power. Doesn’t look favorable though.” 

“Yeah, it doesn’t.” 

Muller agreed at what her conversation partner pointed out as if she didn’t care.

“…You admitted it so easily. I thought you would complain a whole lot more.” 

Rio didn’t seem to find it amusing.

Muller and Rio.

Aside from the part that they are living a spontaneous life in a hyuman settlement, these two have nothing in common, but are acquainted.

For Rio, Muller is a VIP.

Selling the kidnapped hyumans and demi-humans to the Anti-Goddess Cult brings out the best type of expressions from those kidnapped.

The same goes for the other side.

For Muller, Rio is a priceless asset to obtain slaves and comrades as well as special goods.

“It is true that I got a bit hurried there in retrospect. I wanted to make a way too big of a step like creating a major power that doesn’t follow the will of the Goddess. We remained in obscurity for a specially good while this time around, so everyone had high fervour.” (Muller)

“It definitely would be interesting if it were to come true. Well, we are talking about you here. Are you going to go into hiding again and play the long waiting game? I don’t understand your intentions, but I have fulfilled my part in the cooperation. We crossed a dangerous bridge here putting our public face in danger, so I am counting on you here, you know.” (Rio)

‘It would be interesting if it happened’, the words of Rio had dark expectations from it.

A country that doesn’t look favorably towards the Goddess.

Moreover, a major power. 

There’s no doubt people would sell well there.

It will most likely become a great country where many demi-humans that want hyumans as slaves, and many hyumans gather.

If you take one step out of Tsige, that kind of society could expand. 

Rio spread rumors as a request from his VIP customer and old acquaintance of his, and he found it worthy of helping out with that image in mind.

“…About how we will be associating from now on?” (Muller)

By the way, Muller has a number of hyuman slaves.

The happiness and taste of it was of course something that Rio taught her.

“Of course.” (Rio)

“I will properly tell the successor about you. Don’t worry.” (Muller)

“Successor?” (Rio)

“I am currently the Top of the Anti-Goddess Cult. At the time when we fail after making a big move like this, there’s no point for the executives and I that made conspicuous moves to be able to escape, right?” (Muller)

“…You are planning on dying?” (Rio)

The woman that has been living for several centuries and was talking about the beauty of demi-humans all the time without giving up and moved according to it is going to choose death.

Rio was honestly surprised.

His face was fluently saying how unbelievable it was for him.

“Of course. I can’t let the progress of the Anti-Goddess Cult stop. Also, there’s still the possibility that we could recruit the Devil-sama and make a comeback. That’s why this is not a definite decision but just a temporary plan.” (Muller)

“There’s no point in a leader, you say. Even though you finally managed to climb to the top. You can just slowly advance from now on, you know.” (Muller)

Elves have the weapon that is time.

When the same person can look after an organization for a long time, there’s times when it is more convenient to do things slow and steady.

“We are a colony, Rio. The Head is there to die when they fail and make the enemy lower their guards. There’s more and more hyumans as you go higher and higher in the influential powers of the Goddess. They will die soon. It is a repeat of replacing in a short span of time and they soon forget about things of the past, and their sense of danger also dims. That’s why us, the Anti-Goddess Cult, still exist.” (Muller)

The era that has been experienced and the era that hasn’t been experienced.

Personal experience and knowledge.

There’s a slight divide between these two.

From the eyes of a long-living elf, this is a decisive weakness of the short-living hyumans.

It is a deep rooted problem that will be an eternal issue in hyumans and demi-humans with low lifespans.

“…How tenacious. You hate the Goddess so much you are willing to melt your individuality for the sake of the swarm, huh.” (Rio)

Rio directs eyes of pity towards Muller.

If they were to just ignore the Goddess moderately, they could have lived peacefully. 

Because they are bothered by things like the Goddess and beauty, they are going as far as forsaking their selves to fulfill their roles in the organization. It is something unthinkable for Rio.

Even if you become the top, you are simply someone that serves the role of the top, but you are simply just a pawn with a different name.

Rio has also been in something that’s similar to an organization for a long time, but for him, an organization is simply a tool to efficiently fulfill your own ambitions. 

It is by no means something to sacrifice your own self for.

“The Goddess is simply an existence that possesses overwhelming power. That’s why, as long as us, the Anti-Goddess Cult, doesn’t give up, we will one day win. We have already placed measures for that aim.” (Muller)

Muller mutters in ecstasy.

“Thinking that you can win as long as you are stronger is so simple.” (Rio)

“And that day isn’t far. I do have a bit of desire to be alive to see that day come, but…” (Muller)

“……” 

“Speaking honestly, I want to bring the situation into more of a turmoil before the Devil-sama intervenes in this war.” (Muller)

“The Devil. Is it really a being that’s related to the Kuzunoha Company? I think their relationship with the Mist Town is a complete stretch, you know?” (Rio)

“At that time in Limia, there were also comrades of the Anti-Goddess Cult there. The power of the Devil-sama that charmed the people there completely without using brainwashing; I would also like to see what the people that left the Anti-Goddess Cult saw.” (Muller)

“The matter of the Seiko Lake, huh. Even though there’s no knowing if the enemy of your enemy is your ally. I am surprised you can put your hopes in something unclear.” (Rio)

“I have accumulated resentment prayers all this time for a long long long time in order to bring down that Goddess, since long before I joined this place. I feel something there that surpasses even the light of destruction that I have been concentrating to create for a mind boggling time.” (Muller)

“Then?” (Rio)

“I want to see it too. I want to see what kind of light, or darkness, or fire, or water…” (Muller)

Muller had gone into her own world and was lightly tripping there.

Her monologue continued, saying peculiar stuff like wind, earth, shadow, and stars.

“Good grief. Now that she has gotten like this, it is impossible to talk to her. Even so, I am bothered by the fact that there’s no change in those two of the Kuzunoha Company even now, and it is a good time to talk to them, huh… But really, I don’t understand. The haven for your hearts that you took your time to prepare, for that to be surpassed by the sudden appearance of a personage -that’s just a crazy concept for me.” (Rio)

“A difference in views, Rio.” (Muller)

“Uh?!” (Rio)

He already didn’t expect any reactions from Muller, so he was shocked at her normal response.

“An immense power that can suddenly destroy everything can conquer the Goddess too. There’s no story more exhilarating than this! Because there’s a power that is higher than even the Goddess, and they can press her head down by force. Isn’t that funny?! It is the most amusing story of them all!!” (Muller)

“……”

Rio was wondering why she can get so happy just by the fact that a new ruler has appeared in the world.

In the first place, there’s no assurance that the being that replaces the Goddess will be a better ruler.

It is not a being that weeds out the unfairness of the Goddess, but an existence that overthrows the absolute of the Goddess. The direction it is taking to deny it is warped.

Setting up several means to camouflage their meeting, there was no power in Tsige that knew about this meeting between Muller and Rio.

It is because they are sure of this that Rio is able to look at the change of Muller as if it were someone else’s business.

…Without knowing that there’s a person that has been sitting at a chair there from beginning to end.

(I see, so they were acquainted. But their connection with the Aion Kingdom hasn’t shown up. Is there another scheme ongoing that the two of them don’t know about? What problematic noxious insects…) 

It is Mio.

Thinking that there would be things she could learn from their expressions and the state of the conversation, she went there herself. 

Rio and Muller have no clue at all that there’s a third person in the room.

Kanta, who is guarding outside, and the group watching the room where Raidou and Mio should be in, also don’t have an inkling of an idea that Mio is here.

This is the result of Mio being into infiltration scenes.

Just like how her threads melt into a variety of things making it incredibly hard to detect with magic, Mio has also learned techniques to make it so that the people can’t detect her even when she herself is there.

Right, like the times when you suddenly look at the dark side of your room, and there’s a spider curling its body there. 

Does that mean that it was never present until that moment?

Is it really because they are more active at night so they show up at that time, or about prey and other stuff? There’s the chance that they just wanted to greet the owner of the place for a bit.

That special move of Mio made Makoto go as far as to think in that way.

Mio had obtained an advanced technique that could even be called one of the ultimate forms of  sneaking.

You can create a web, create a nest, and even chase and erase your presence freely.

There’s already no future for the prey. It is a nightmarish super spider.

This is the new side that was created from the synergy of Mio and phantom thieves, and it was performing well on this chessboard.

(We captured the people of the kingdom, but they killed themselves. I will have Tomoe-san revive them later. Anyways, I would like to confirm if the taste of the chicken meat has seeped before Waka-sama returns. I would rather be spared from things that are not related to cooking.) (Mio)

Mio brings the teacup to her mouth.

It is brown rice green tea <genmaicha tea>. 

She was having cold barley tea just a while ago.

“So, do you have an idea as to the reason for the powerful recovery of the kingdom? At this rate, it will just get worse and worse.” (Rio)

“Of course. It is also one of the reasons why I am fine with even dying here.” (Muller)

“Can I hear it? It would help me out a bit if you were to tell me.” (Rio)

“The Apostles of the Goddess.” (Muller)

“…Apostles. Those guys, huh. To think they would show up.” (Rio)

“Yeah, it is proof that the Goddess is being cornered. The demon race is also doing well after all.” (Muller)

“Instead of Limia or Gritonia where they have the Heroes, they are lending their strength to Aion? It is hard to believe.” (Rio)

“There are two Apostles currently. The two of them were supposed to meet with the Limia Hero, but one of them saw the distress of Aion and helped the Kingdom out as a present before heading to Limia.” (Muller)

“…..”

“If we could crush one of the Apostles here, the war between hyumans and demons will fall into deeper chaos. It will turn into a favorable situation for the Anti-Goddess Cult.” (Muller)

“If it is possible to crush the Apostle of the Goddess, that is. I feel like this is a fatal situation that doesn’t favor that scenario though.” (Rio)

“Rio, you are also an elf, so you should also try getting a view that sees further into the future. The reason why I have judged that this is a time to act is because I am certain that I can fulfill our objective to move forward. Hey, Rio, how about you actually become a comrade of ours rather than just helping us propagate?” (Muller)

“No intentions to.” (Rio)

“What a pitiful person. Even though no matter the shine a person shows at a moment’s time, they are simply ephemeral things of that moment.” (Muller)

This time around, Muller was the one pitying Rio.

Mio was watching these two with half-open eyes and letting out a yawn thinking ‘what a comical duo’.

Mio felt that Muller was a person that couldn’t be underestimated. 

That’s because she could feel intentions here and there of trying to drag Makoto into the war.

Mio had absolutely no interest in the desires of Rio and the wish of Muller.

What she treasures even now…no, even more than ever before is only one thing alone.

(It seems like they have spit all the information I could get from them. I guess I will be going back now.) (Mio)

Mio places a hand on her mouth as she stands up.

‘Hwaah~’, another small yawn escapes.

Mio passes by the side of the two, heading to the corner of the room, and she melts into the wall just like that and disappears.

Rather than calling it the peak of sneaking skills, the dexterous technique of Mio was already on the level of a horror movie.

There’s no way a criminal and a cult leader would be able to face that.

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77 thoughts on “Tsuki – Chapter 322: I am here

  1. Hmmmm so Alte Baret didn’t have any connection to Aion Kingdom royalty and simply know there are coup d’etat and go there as one of Apostles of Goddess when she suppose to come to Limia ? How foolish they are though there Anti-Goddess Cult will still there even the Top Executive died after they anger Kuzunoha Company.

    Thanks for the chapter!!

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      1. Aznoval and root fought the apostle in Tsige, because he wanted to stop it from leaving the kingdom, before aznoval fought makoto

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  2. Ohhhh! A mix of spider instincts, darkness magic (shadow gate? We saw that in Kannaoi invasion) and maybe Rokuya’s stealth skill? How OP!

    Thanks for the chapter!

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    1. It is already bad enough with just Mio’s regeneration powers and now with her being able to conceal her presence to such an extent, i don’t know if it is worth the energy or time to even bother to fight her anymore ahha

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      1. And let’s not forget her reflection magic she got from demon general Reft! According to makoto, it was enough to “leave Shiki and Tamaki in tears”!

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      2. @Yuiitsu Yumeji .
        “And let’s not forget her reflection magic she got from demon general Reft! According to makoto, it was enough to “leave Shiki and Tamaki in tears”!”

        Is there a POV of that fight?

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    1. Now that all the cult cards are known I suppose they will make a move, also it is horrific to think that not even death can keep your secrets safe. That “I will ask Tomoe to revive them latter” is the greatest fear of any intelligence organization

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      1. Just imagine:
        You are a spy working hard for your nation and some incredibly reckless guys are on to you, you take the pill that will avoid you a lot of torture and will keep your country safe. Next thing you know they revived you and you are getting tantalized and not even death can save you, nor keep the information out of enemy hands.
        Thats what I call a real cheat.

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  4. In some sense, muller is pitiful…

    She is putting her everything on the Devil, who may end up being her worst enemy.

    I guess, the thing I can look forward to, is the apostle dying if he/she were to confront Makoto’s company…

    Now, how many more deaths will Makoto deliver to in this world in this arc??
    This is the cliff I am waiting now!!

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  5. Funny how the anti-goddess cult seems very much like a reflection of readers attitudes around the time that Makoto acquired the title of devil, but now I think we’ve had time to calm down and see both that a fight between Makoto and bug would be not only high-cost but wouldn’t have the optimal results – at least, at the current time

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    1. Alte – The one which Aznoval and Root fought against, before she nearly destroyed/damaged relation between Makoto and Toa.
      (Unknown name at this time) – Newest meatshield of Hibiki from Bug, moved in after Bug noticed Makoto was seriously tired of her bullshit.

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  6. Maybe we all have Gian spider on our back but we just don’t notice them………if it true, please let we ignore them until the time after we have gone to our grave =_=;

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  7. I do want Makoto to get involved in the war to actively drag down the Goddess, but yeah, I would prefer he do it on his own terms…
    Also, Muller seems rather pitiful… In short, a disappointing beauty.

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  8. I must admit I feel a bit sorry for Muller, even if her worldview isn’t that much different from Bug.
    Rio can go somersault himself into nearest volcano though.
    Also new demi-human nation wouldn’t have much use for slaves in first place.

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    1. the fun thing is that i think the co exist land they want is already under way in the land that makoto aquired for eva and her sister?

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      1. Almost nobody hostile to/threatened by Makoto knows about his involvement in reclaiming it. Yet.
        Maybe except Bug herself.

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  9. Frankly I feel like Mio while reading. The newly introduced elf beauty wants the Goddess gone so hyumans can praise her beauty even further. What a vain wish! All this time spent just for that! Also, in other isekai she’b be that crazy member of the harem. Encapsulated by the MC’s power to a fault. Mio sort of fits that role, but thankfully she’s learned how to appreciate other arts, such as cooking! And Rio? He’s a bona fide child seller. Great… We knew that already and I just want to see his family’s jewels crushed. Yawn~ Not that great of a chapter. By far my least favourite.

    The good news is that Mio has become the nightmare of schemers. Even if they suicide, there is Tomoe who can revive them back to normal. You can never escape! Mwahahaha!! Plus after eavesdropping she can now inform Makoto about the goddess’ apostles. Now can we get some clean up done soon?! That said, how are they gonna go about this without getting dragged into the war? I feel like it’s a inevitability at this point.

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  10. Lime’s group can obliterate that cult.
    They are getting scary, and if amelia passed the probation, it will be a good addition.

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  11. Im glad Mio didnt rampage in that moment, instead, she was in a mama mode right now, practicing cooking for her husband and taking car of Makoto’s children with her…

    Good.. !!!

    I remember she serve cut Carrots and cucumber with mayonnaise with Makoto before and was blushing when the food was praised….

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  12. Spooky Skeri shadowy Spidah~ damn Mio really spiked up her information gathering skill level….
    and damn erofu elf…. nonchalanty using other people name for their own agenda and think they can just recruit other which their name are being used by the elf organization without thinking of the consequence of falsifying other people name in their act… and they act as a swarm.. did the Zerg hivemind infiltrate their minds !?

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  13. Tomoe is going to have to add a laugh track to the memory record of this meeting later. It’s a shame Makoto isn’t a bit more prone to messing with people; this is the perfect setup for a sao abridged style “here is your god now” riff.

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  14. Thanks for the chap
    …..how do i put it? They seem to be like kiddies talking about how old and experienced they are in front of their granny.

    I am seriously dying to know makoto’s stance on the anti goddess church now.

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  15. Well doesn’t sound like they’ll get any more useful information out of these guys. Mio should’ve just killed them and be done with it already. The only useful information is the Goddess’ Apostles are supposed to contact Hibiki. Well Mio and Tomoe would probably prefer to keep quiet about it and let Hibiki die in whatever harebrained plot the Apostles utilize her in however since there’s a chance that it could put Makoto or people he cares about in danger then they will go inform Makoto about it.

    Meanwhile Muller sounds pathetic. Apparently she joined the Anti-Goddess cult to flip the power balance so that people would praise her beauty because with how it is now, hyumans won’t praise her as much since she’s a demi-hyuman. Then she decided, “Hey, this mysterious Devil that kills indiscriminately might be a good tool to forward my plans. I’ll just make up shit and somehow get his attention and this won’t backfire in any way whatsoever like pissing him off and he just nukes us. It’s the perfect plan.”

    As for Rio, he’s still a sack of shit. Except he’s even dumber than I thought. He’s the one spreading the false information about the Devil being related to Kuzunoha Company, Mist Town and the Anti-Goddess Cult. Then he goes and informs Makoto about the rumors. That’s like if somebody started talking made up things about somebody and then walking up to the person and saying, “Hey I heard people were talking shit about you. You should go investigate who it is.” It was bad enough that he decided to gift Makoto the same type of perfume he wears when he goes to kidnap orphans literally the day before Makoto is going to visit the orphanage and he should know about the meeting and that it is the same orphanage he kidnaps kids from. It’s like he’s asking to get caught and killed. This guy is literally to dumb to live.

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    1. Their intellilegence is reaching comical levels, and I don’t mean they are ‘so smart’ it is stupid but the opposite. Really, this is Dusk Street?! The untouched underworld of Tsige?! Man, the merchant association is scarier than them by a mile ’cause of fucking Rembrandt! No wonder his attitude towards them is so dismissive.

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  16. Thanks for the chapter, people are lucky that Makoto isn’t into assesinating people, Mio could be the perfect hitman. Thats the kind of terror you get when you mix Yandere with sneaking around!!!!!!

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  17. “There’s no point in a leader, you say. Even though you finally managed to climb to the top. You can just slowly advance from now on, you know.” (Muller)
    Should be Rio i think.

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    1. Me when I learn to walk through walls:

      /╲/\╭( ͡° ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° ͡°)╮/\╱\

      […Without knowing that there’s a person that has been sitting at a chair there from beginning to end.]
      * at a chair —> on a chair

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  18. I think the goddess is seriously misunderstood. According to makoto dad and mom she is just a super tsun tsun 🤐🤣🤣🤣.

    Ironically it seems mio affinity with darkness have given her power similar to a ghost lol. Melt into the wall 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. So if she ever get mad now it would be come corpse party?

    Anyway so rio is the one kidnapping the kids and muller is the dusk watever elder…..

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  19. *cough* translator-san, you know what, I am both happy and sad, happy that I get to read tsuki new chaps and sad that there are still 11+ chaps more, T_T. Need more chaps.

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