Tsuki – Chapter 338: Internal Conditions of the Church

TLN: I seem to have jumped one chapter accidentally. I will be fixing this on the next chapter release. I am truly sorry! >-<!


The Variant Incident that the Demon General, Rona, caused in Rotsgard.

The incident where hyumans were mutated into unsightly abnormal monsters and attacked the very place they lived in, Rotsgard.

Not only students and staff members of the Academy became variants, but also merchants, craftsmen, and even manual laborers; the range of people was wide. There were even beastkin who had become variants.

The variants, that all uniformly had white skin and demonic beast-like bodies, possessed high battle power, and a lot of casualties were suffered.

That wound still remains deeply and lively in Rotsgard, and for the residents, it will be an incident that they won’t ever forget.

“I didn’t expect the church would be secretly keeping them stored.” 

According to the story of the Bishop-san, it is not like they are going to be doing medical treatment to an ill person.

I hope they are not thinking about utilizing unsightly monsters like the variants in the hyuman side as a fighting force.

…Once Tomoki and Hibiki-senpai completely have a grasp of their countries, they might do it though.

This time around, the related county is Limia, but it looks like the ‘will of the Gods’ from Elysion that they were allied with is at work here, so it should be safe to assume that the heroes are unrelated to this, I think.

But, keeping them alive.

Just what is the church trying to learn from a sample of a variant that has been suppressed in a way so that it doesn’t transform completely? 

“The church is treating him solely as an ill person. I understand your sentiments, but…I would like you to stop treating him as a thing.” (Shima)

Shima-san guided us deep into the church, and let us in this room.

And then, after leaving a number of people here, she raised the veil of her face and showed us a patient called Dio on the verge of becoming a variant.

There’s a big wound below the veil of Shima-san’s face, and yet, no one touched on that topic, and they weren’t showing signs of surprise either.

Aah, magic, huh.

When I looked at Shiki, he nodded as if saying I am right.

…Even with that wound, she still has beautiful skin, but a wound in the face of a woman is not something pleasant to see.

The person herself seems to not mind it, but on this occasion, we saw through the magic on our own and saw it, so it makes it more discomforting.

I should tell her later and apologize even if she gets angry about it.

“Just how many residents have become like this, and then rampaged and killed in Rotsgard? It is not like everyone doesn’t know. My master as well has special emotions towards these white monsters. I would like you to understand that even if you tell us to treat them as just patients, we won’t be able to follow on those words immediately.” (Shiki)

While I was trying to choose my words, Shiki took my place in speaking.

Special emotions, huh.

That’s an exaggeration, but…well, you could put it like that.

That event was a turning point in a lot of meanings, and it has been used by the Kuzunoha Company to a high extent.

“…Right. But regarding the variants, there’s a lot that we don’t know with just the corpses the Academy has stored. The church is putting their all in researching them in order to make it so that the demons won’t be able to pull such a crafty move on us again.” (Shima)

“And, fortunately, there was one that was conveniently an Aion noble?” (Shiki) 

“Putting it bluntly, yeah.” (Shima)

“From what I can see…” (Shiki)

Shiki looks around.

He is faking it. 

Shiki doesn’t need to do that. He has already finished gathering information of what the church has been doing and must have a pretty good grasp of things here now.

“This guinea pig that’s called Dio looks like the last remaining one though.” (Shiki)

Yeah.

He conveniently was the only one who they managed to find in this state, and even after thoroughly treating and nursing him, it didn’t turn into the miracle of him being saved.

The research was progressing with a guy like him who is on the verge of turning and is a weakened variant, and also the corpses of the variants gathered by the church just as the Academy did.

And so, just as Shiki said, they are doing their best to do medical treatment on him and see if it is truly treatable. 

That’s about the gist of it.

They obviously have interest in their nature, their battle ability, and the individual traits, but the important part is whether it can be cured.

In other words, the church still doesn’t know if it can be treated or not. 

“…Shinai.” (Shima)

“Yes?!” 

“Have everyone leave. Of course, you as well. With how much you have shown us, the Kuzunoha Company should probably take the request or the church would be facing a complete loss here after all. I will take responsibility in the negotiations.” (Shima)

“But that’s…!” 

“I will act in a way that it doesn’t affect you. I will take all responsibility.” (Shima)

“…Understood.” 

Hmm.

She wants to negotiate us alone?

Or is what’s going to be discussed something that other people shouldn’t hear about?

Or maybe, even after saying all that, the truth is that it is a talk that is inconvenient for Shinai-san?

I don’t care which it is, so I will just silently listen.

Cause you know, I have the reliable Shiki with me right now.

There’s no chance he would mess up.

After everyone aside from us three left the room… 

“Now then, from here on, let’s go on without any formalities. Raidou, Shiki, can you cure this person?” (Shima) 

“…”

How should we answer this?

Honestly speaking, it would be impossible with an ambrosia.

I think we can somehow deal with the seizures of the transformation, the destruction of the body, and the side-effects.

But when it comes to treating the root problem…

“The ambrosia wouldn’t cut it. But if it is curing him, it is not impossible.” (Shiki)

?

The tone Shiki used when saying ‘curing’ was different from usual.

“! You are saying treatment is possible? That you are versed in regards to the variants?” 

“After that incident, we also investigated the variants as much as possible on our side. The result was that it was a cocktail of being forcefully turned frenetic and having their body altered in such a way that you could tell they had no intentions of having them turn back to their original forms. If I were to put it in a simpler to understand way, I would say they are a mix juice of hyuman and emotions.” (Shiki)

He says ‘simpler’, but it is still complicated. 

This time’s emotion that was cut off from the human heart was…impulse.

They forcefully fused that with the body… And well, yeah, there’s no doubt it is an ugly result.

“…”

“I don’t know how much you of the church have a grasp on, but I have a general understanding of how much you know from the fact that you have passed the medical treatment to someone else. If you want us to treat him, we will properly take the mantle. However, I will have you answer a number of our questions in exchange.” (Shiki)

“…Go ahead.” (Shima) *

“Is this a guinea pig that coincidentally survived, or…is it a guinea pig that you purposely kept alive?” (Shiki)

“Oh, you are asking pretty bluntly there.” 

“You did say there won’t be any formalities between us here, so I will have you answer us without worries about your words. Is there a problem?” (Shiki)

“No.” 

“Then, your answer.” (Shiki)

“…The former. Under the orders of the Great Church, we captured as many variants as possible, kept as many alive as we could, and carried out a variety of experiments. He is the one that managed to survive till the very end without transforming. Him being someone of the Aion Kingdom is mere coincidence.” (Shima)

And Shima-san was apparently personally against it. 

Her tone was clear. 

“Second question. Was there a plan to bring down the Kuzunoha Company with the results of the experiments until now?” (Shiki)

“…Yeah, there were. It is in part because you didn’t give us favorable responses to our scouting, Shiki. The position of the Kuzunoha Company in Rotsgard has become extremely undesirable after all. However, I have also been given the order that, if this request succeeds, we will judge you as useful pharmacists, and will reward you constantly so that we can utilize you.” 

The Great Church of Limia, huh.

In the end, even at the time when we went to the Limia Kingdom, we didn’t have direct contact with that place.

With not only the nobles but even the church acting all big, Hibiki-senpai must be having it tough.

Honestly speaking, just hearing how they are dealing with us is already a pain.

Also, Shiki, you were scouted by the church?

I knew that you were scouted by the Academy to become a full-time teacher, but not this one. You are getting invitations from many places, huh.

No, even Akua and Eris are getting scouted on the regular, so Shiki getting that is even less weird. 

“Third question. Even if this Dio returns to normal, what will happen to him?” (Shiki)

“We will continue experimenting on him on the pretext of a health diagnosis for a while. After that, we will return him to the Academy, or return him to the Aion Kingdom. I think it will be him who will be deciding that.” (Shima)

“Last question. Why are you hiding your face with a veil?” (Shiki)

Wait, Shiki. That’s because she has a wound on her face, right? 

“…I think it is not related at all with the medical treatment, but if you have taken an interest in me, will you be more into the idea of being scouted by us if I were to be added to the conditions?” (Shima)

Shima-san is making sound arguments.

Also, sadly to say, but I don’t think Shiki has an interest in you in that way.

He has Amelia after all.

“Having a veil on, yet you hide the wound of your face with magic. I was just wondering what was the reason for that.” (Shiki)

“! So you can see it. In that case, you too, Raidou?” (Shima)

“…Well, I am Shiki’s master after all.” (Makoto)

“It is not a kind of curse, and it doesn’t look like a wound that can’t be erased. My master is an incredibly generous person towards illnesses and wounds. I simply thought of asking your circumstances if there were any. Why are you not erasing it?” (Shiki)

“It hasn’t been seen through by anyone aside from the Hero Hibiki until now though… I see, it doesn’t work on the Kuzunoha Company, huh. I could have used this as a sympathizing point to invite the Raidou of the past, but it won’t prove much merit for me now since you have seen the wound and are still speaking in such a calm manner, huh. Even though I prepared a lot of good episodes for when it was seen through though. What a shame.” (Shima)

“…No no, if you want to erase it, I will help you.” (Makoto)

“I am fine.” (Shima)

Figures.

It is a wound that she can erase without relying on us after all.

Anyways, she is acquainted with Hibiki-senpai, huh.

She is the person that came after the previous one in Rotsgard died, so she was in Limia before?

Hm? If Limia is the last objective for promotion, does that mean that this person got demoted?

“If you are acquainted with the Hero, that must mean you came from Limia to Rotsgard, huh. That career route as a bishop is a slight demotion, right? A political strife?” (Shiki)

“Shiki, you are so blunt. But yeah, something like that. I was close to being a top in the Great Church, but I made a mediocre mistake. I dealt quite the amount of damage to the other party as well though. We were told to clear our minds a bit. I was sent to Rotsgard, and they were sent to the Gritonia Empire. Just that…I at first wanted to harden my position here as well and made strong efforts for it, but after observing from a slightly faraway position, I ended up losing a bit of interest in the church.” (Shima)

“I don’t think your desire for revenge and your ambition would wane just because you were sent to a slight countryside though.” (Shiki)

“I received a letter from the person I wanted to get my revenge on.” (Shima)

Eeh…

Even though you were in a hostile relationship that would create such a wound on your face?

A believer of the Goddess having a wound on their face is quite the big deal, right? 

She definitely would look down on you just for having a scar on your face, you know.

I am impressed by her mental fortitude in keeping such a wound, but I can’t understand at all how her desire for revenge would wither just from a letter.

“…That sounds like something that would make a person burn even more though.” (Shiki)

Looks like Shiki was thinking the same thing as me.

“The Empire’s Hero actually spreads Charms to his surroundings. He is quite the problematic man, you see.” (Shima)

“…”

Hoh, they know.

“That letter had been sprayed to the brim with a perfume that has a whole lot of that charm power in it. Seeing that, I just felt stupid.” (Shima)

The charm perfume, huh.

In other words, her revenge target has been hit by Tomoki’s charm.

And so, the target wanted to clear their past up, and wrote a letter to Shima-san to teach her about how wonderful Tomoki is, and invite her.

So his perfume has been going around since the variant incident?

It might have already spread quite a lot. 

The inside of the Empire sounds pretty done for.

“Princess Lily is working her hands on our front as well, and we are keeping her in check. The Great Church has also ordered us to move aggressively. And yet, the hateful woman that wounded my face has fallen from the race on her own. Not only that, a part of the idiots in the church began to experiment on the variants that were captured…and that order was apparently from someone outside of the Great Church… Seriously, this is just stupid.” (Shima)

“And so, since you know about all this, you had no choice but to take command. The only place you could request the assistance of was the Kuzunoha Company. And yet, the last remaining guinea pig was a person that has a deep connection to Aion.” (Shiki)

“That’s right. That’s exactly right! Just trying to get in contact with Raidou, who jumps around from country to country or suddenly goes missing, was a nightmare, but on top of that, Chiback, who said he could get in contact with the Merchant Guild, ended up trying to threaten you poorly and failed. What’s with that? It may be hard to tell, but I actually worked pretty diligently in the church to get promoted, you know?” (Shima)

“My condolences.” (Makoto)

“Raidou.” (Shima)

“Yes?” (Makoto)

“You don’t have to give me those kinds of common words of comfort.” (Shima)

“…R-Right.” (Makoto)

The Bishop-san stares straight at me with slightly dangerous eyes that shouldn’t belong to a bishop.

Shiki was about to cut in with even more dangerous eyes than that, but I had him wait.

She seems to still be keeping something up.

If the church wanted someone to quit, they could have sent them to Kaleneon or Tsige.

From what I have heard until now, she seems to have a negative view of the church and the heroes.

“If it is you, Raidou, who saved Rotsgard and is being worshipped by both the residents and the students as if you were a God, how would you save this pitiful woman? Or will you run away because my body is insulting and unfitting of a holy profession?” (Shima)

Even though Shima-san isn’t drunk, she is talking as if she is. 

But she is managing to reach that sweet spot of not giving out an atmosphere that irritates the other party.

In that case, this might also be a negotiation technique of hers.

The kind where you act loose in order to bring out information?

One part of me thinks that’s weird, but another is thinking that’s interesting.

“Right. For now, Shiki.” (Makoto)

“Yes.” (Shiki)

“Let’s cure Dio-san. His state is pretty good, right?” (Makoto)

“Yeah. Compared to someone completely transformed, that is. Instead of being a full blown operation, it would be more of a plastic surgery. The difficulty is pretty low. It is possible to do it right here.” (Shiki)

“Then, please do.” (Makoto)

“Raidou? You plan on treating him right here?” (Shima)

“First will be his medical treatment. And after that, it will be your way of acting from now on. The reason why you opened up so much in a lot of things is because you are already in a truly desperate state, right? Cause what you have told us is not only reason enough for a demotion, but exile.” (Makoto)

“…”

“I will introduce you to a good place to change jobs to. There will be an interview though. A place where the church and the heroes have no relation to. A new land that’s worth working on, or you could make a comeback as a merchant with your own ability if you want to. We can surely help you out a lot. If it is a direction that moves away from the church, that is.” (Makoto)

“Fu…fufu. ‘If it is a direction that moves away from the church’, huh. I see. My hunch wasn’t wrong.” (Shima)

“Hunch?” (Makoto)

“Yeah. Raidou, I thought for sure you were a fiend or a deathgod. I wasn’t expecting you to help me to fall out, but also to recover. I want to choose a path where I can live relaxed. I will gladly take your of—eh?” (Shima)

*Busha!*

Shiki tore open the neck of Dio that’s inside a cage.

Quite a lot of blood and a crazed laugh fly around.

Both were coming from Dio-san.

“Wa, what are you killing him for?!” (Shima)

“He is not dead. He left the parts that are still hyuman and cut off the rest.” (Makoto)

“Cut off, you say, but that was the neck!” (Shima)

Shiki holds the chin of Dio and pulls it out… His spine was smoothly pulled out from his body.

It was quite the hellish sight.

The calm in Shima-san’s expression disappears, and her face turns pale. 

She couldn’t understand what was happening in front of her eyes, and it seems like she can see that something abnormal is occurring. 

“Woah there.” (Shiki)

Everything below the neck of Dio-san turned white, swelled up, and was trying to change into a variant. 

But Shiki is used to this.

He restrained him with a spell that he formed with one hand, and then broke the core that was around his shoulder and finished it.

“Heh…ehi…hifu…” 

Dio-san was letting sounds without any meaning, but his eyes had tears coming out.

Not the tears that were viscous like drool, but the kind of tears that properly have emotions in it.

“Dying just like this would be a sort of happiness in itself, but sadly to say, it seems like your fate is to live. Regardless of whether that is fortunate or not.” (Shiki)

Shiki concentrates and completes his aria, and then one ring appears in his finger.

“5th Step, Keto: Silver Arm, Airgetlam…Supplement healing.” (Shiki)

Dio-san’s body begins to regenerate at blinding speed from the neck below beginning with his spine. 

He is still alive.

The regeneration began from the parts that haven’t been tainted by the transformation.

How did Shiki describe it?

It is like mixing several types of fruits together, crushing them, and from there, grab the ones that still retain a semblance of their form, and then regenerate the fruit from those pieces. 

He said that if this method of treatment is viable, it makes things easy. 

Even in my eyes, I could tell that Dio-san’s body wasn’t completely mixed with the variant.

That’s why, he just needs to take the part that’s okay, and regenerate him from there, and the operation is over.

It looks incredibly violent, but when trying to bring back a variant to a person, they would mostly have to go through a worse process than this.

Even with Shiki, if he wants to bring back a patient that has completely changed into a variant, he would have to bring out his full power, and that would still be a 50-50 of whether the patient can retain their sanity. 

Tomoe now has a new healing ability of that fashion, so the success rate would most likely increase.

In the cases when the variant regains their sanity, I think it would make it a lot easier to bring them back.

I haven’t seen a single case like that though.

“Uuh…” (Shima)

“Shima-san, are you okay? Need to puke?” (Makoto)

“I-I’m fine. I am not a bishop for show.” (Shima)

“There’s no need to act tough.” (Makoto)

“I am done, Waka-sama.” (Shiki)

“Good job. Around when will Dio-san wake up? Tomorrow?” (Makoto)

“Yeah, I think it will be around tomorrow.” (Shiki)

“So he says. Then, Shima-san, we succeeded in the treatment of Dio-san. We provided the ambrosia and also operated on him. Ah, Shiki, have him drink the ambrosia as service.” (Makoto)

“Right. There’s the need to show proof that we have used it.” (Shiki)

Shiki pours the ambrosia into the mouth of Dio-san who is lying there naked.

It does have the label of being an all-purpose elixir. 

It won’t be bad for the body in this kind of case.

“I will leave the rest to you. Well then, let’s have a talk later in the near future. We will be taking our leave now, Bishop-sama.” (Makoto)

There was no response.

But her story probably wasn’t only something to try to bring out sympathy from us.

She is actually walking a dangerous tightrope. Even today, for the church, this is most likely not a pleasing result.

They don’t know what we did to treat him after all.

It all depends on how much Shima-san will be telling them, but it will be impossible for them to reproduce it. 

She knows the inner workings of the church well, is somewhat tired of the Goddess and the Heroes, and is searching for a path.

If we have a good relationship, we might be able to have her work in Tsige or Kaleneon for healing magic or matters regarding the production of make-up related products.

It might be a good idea to introduce her to Rembrandt-san.

Aah, now that I think about it, I was told that he wanted me to bring him to the hot springs.

Maybe I can have someone guide Shima-san, and have her make some sort of hot spring make-up product?

That sounds like a good idea.

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      1. The first thing I thought about was re:monster with his arm being called the same, and then I thought about the Eragon series since its been a while since I’ve read them.

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      2. These are all references to and old irish god named Nuada who lost his arm and had it replaced with a silver one, earning him the epithet “Airgetlám”.

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    1. [“Fourth Step: Silver Arm, Agateram…Supplement healing.” (Shiki)]

      Isn’t the Fourth Step supposed to be Coin? Like from the time Shiki was fighting a serious battle and said something along the lines of “From First to Fourth Steps: Wand, Sword, Cup, Coin…”

      [“I will act in a way that it doesn’t affect you. I will take all responsibility.”]
      * that it doesn’t —> that doesn’t

      [I would say they are a mix juice of hyuman and emotions.]
      * mix —> mixed
      * hyuman —> hyumans (?)

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      1. Hmm, yeah, it seems the correct one would be the 5th Step that is Keto, that’s Supplement Healing. It clearly says 4th in the raws though, but I would prefer consistency…
        This is tough…

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      2. Maybe the rings are not in a fixed order, but by frequency of use?

        Maybe Shiki only uses the F1-F4 keyboard shortcuts for his rings, and decided to move that one up so he doesn’t have to keep going through his menu options.

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      3. No. His rings are fixed in place.

        Like they are literally fused to the bone under the skin of his fingers.
        I think it happened as soon as he acquired a human form, and the rings reappear or glow once the keyword to activate them is spoken.

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    1. Tamaki is misterious, I want to know her character more, but she rarely appears in the story. It seems she has not fully gained Makoto’s trust.

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  2. Mmm weird the whole chapter I had the impression I had missed one, but I checked and I didn’t..
    Makoto is teleporting between chapters and starting things off screen now u.u
    Tanks for the food

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  3. Typo
    “…Once Tomoe and Hibiki-senpai completely have a grasp of their countries, they might do it though.”
    Shouldn’t it be Tomoki instead of Tomoe in that sentence ?

    Thanks for the chapter.
    Yep that was some gruesome chirurgy…
    And for the once the other workers work together… without knowing to make Shima’s live à living hell.

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    1. Was going to point out the erroneous use of “Tomoe” but several people already noted it.
      Was it an error in raws? There was also the 4th step slip during the “healing” from original (Though difficult to describe that process as healing)
      Thanks for the chapter

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  4. I freaking love Makoto. Watches his subordinate calmly rip out a man’s throat and spine in the name of “healing”, then proceeds to plan how to invite the Rembrandts to his hot springs, all while barely acknowledging the bloody horror and utterly shocked priest.

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  5. “In the cases when the variant regains their sanity, I think it would make it a lot easier to bring them back.

    I haven’t seen a single case like that though.”

    Mio has though! Right, Mio?

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  6. Milllon of thanks for the chapter, don’t worry about a small mistake. I look forward to the double chapter ohhh yesss.

    Oh we finally know the situation of the church in rostgard.

    Seriously, it’s hilarious how the near-crazy find salvation with makoto. Now we have a bishop with a damaged face who does not like the two heroes and seems to be unaffected by the charm of hibiki (hitler in a skirt)

    mnmnmmnmnmnmnmnn
    Once again he confirms that princess lily would have been the only hyuman woman desired by makoto, it hurts that she is already totally crazy

    This arc is turning out to be much better than the empire and lorel together, I personally love it, the rostgrad arc as makoto changes her whole situation and now we see the results. Remembering illungand the most unfortunate hyuman is hilarious, if only he had not met hibiki or his father had not been the same as him, he would be there as a student of makoto or in kanelleon with ruria. ha ha ha ha ha ha. I already want to see that guy in the manga.

    This chapter gave me the last piece of information that I was missing, the main character is already treated as god in rostgard, I wonder how many cults are there. It has motivated me to write a pov of seiren garmena.

    I miss the POVS that the author wrote, so in the absence of them, I’m going to write one. I hope the great translator sama doesn’t get mad if I leave it in a comment.

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    1. I think illungand wouldn’t go in the Academy if he didn’t meet Hibiki, and would not meet with Makoto, cause the reason he go in the Academy is to become strong and be helpful to Hero.

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    1. It’s dissapointing to see but understandable since it’s been around a year (five if you can read the raws) since the battle at Stella Fort started. Nobody liked the other heroes or even cared, and Makoto’s big moment that’s constantly being teased by light/web novel readers is placing big expectations in their head to the extent that they don’t want to see Makoto being… Makoto! On top of that in most isekai manga with OP protagonists, the fight is usually the highlight of an arc or at least given good care in terms of panel pacing and excellent artwork. The author is great with characters but fight scenes… he needs a lot of improvement there. Don’t even get me started on the backgrounds!

      I don’t see the reception getting any better until the big moment is finally revealed. Once that happens then expectations will lower since it’ll be the beginning of a new arc. On top of that, if you check out Alphapolis’ site, they delayed the next manga chapter to October. Ahh… I hope this series has a chance to get a anime adaption.

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      1. Anime would do it more justice than manga as a format. The story is far too dense and busy to work into a manga without pacing issues. Anime can bullet time those expositional internal monologues.

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      2. If only there is anime for this series…

        I hope they hire…
        The one in charge of background in grimgar (for background)
        The manga author for character design

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  7. So who is Shima? Is Shima the same Bishop that previously showed up? The woman with a husky voice? I assume so. Anyways assuming she is then now we know more about her. In summary: she worked in Limia and was acquainted with Hibiki, rose to a high position but an encounter with a rival scarred her face and got both of them demoted and sent to other churches. Shima got sent to Rotsgard as a bishop and her rival got sent to Gritonia. Anyways the variant incident happened and she got ordered to collect variants to study and see if the results of the study could be used as a weapon against Kuzunoha Company and Shima wanted to use this to consolidate her power to eventually make a triumphant return to Limia. However she then got a letter from her rival and she discovered it was covered in Charm perfume from Trashmoki and realized just how much his influence has spread through the Empire and that it has even extended to the Church so she’s become fed up with the Church and is trying to have a falling out with them and is also tired of both heroes and their bullshit. Somehow this falling out was supposed to be in the form of curing the final surviving variant they have in their position and Chiback was supposed to help them contact the Kuzunoha Company to do it but he absolutely sucks and almost made the whole plan fail if it weren’t for Makoto’s benevolence in wanting to cure diseases regardless of circumstances.

    Anyways looks like Shima will be defecting to Makoto’s side. She’ll probably bring him a whole lot of inside information about the Church. I do wonder where Makoto will employ her though. She seems to have lost faith in her religion so she can’t be employed as a clergyman in Tsige though if employed there in a different occupation then I don’t think the Church would like that and might try something. Meanwhile Kaleneon doesn’t have a religious affiliation so she could be employed their though Makoto would probably have to fake her death like he did with Eva and Ruria. There’s also the option to send her to Asora. It would be interesting how after joking about how she thought Makoto was some deathgod, that she learns he is worshiped as a god by the people of Asora and more or less is one who’s also friends with a few other gods. Maybe she’d try to be his Pope and/or waifu.

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    1. Yeah I hope he send her to Asora, cuz she will see it and then found out about the other Gods then when the people tell her they worship him and see the the big churches he built in Asora, she’s going to ask Tomo to allow her to help build his MC religion in Asora since the people already worshiped MC there, Tomo probably say yes a long mc don’t find out until later, and when it come time for somebody to be the head of the church she’s going to ask Tomo since the church is done who’s going to be the pope of the church and Tomo going to turn around and laughing and say you didn’t know you’re the pope of the church, because let’s be honest she know how to run a church know how it works from inside out and she was already about to be a high-up member of of the goddess religion, ain’t no point in letting that go to waste to run a business, cuz she’s upset with the church and the way goddess act and she see how the two heroes are not actually good, how mc is how he’s not even a hero but he done more for people than what the real two hero did. I take it as she just fed up with that religion and she’s wishing it was another religion that’s when she found out he’s basic borderline a God already she will be happy the build mc religion and serve him and be the pope of mc religion cuz MC and her probably got a feeling that his religion won’t be all strict like the goddesses, and she’ll still be free and be able to go out and have fun everyday and she won’t be forced to keep up the perfect image for his church she can just be herself

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  8. I spoilered myself reading this.

    Also, when will the slaughter of Tomoki and Gritonia happen? The fact that he is still breathing air is offensive to any codes of ethics and morality

    Thanks for the chapter

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    1. Not anytime soon.

      However, shld there be any citizen in asora who ends up in that way-beyond-cure from the charm state…
      I think Makoto will start bombarding arrows / spears/ brid and throwing his pair of giant robot fist, on gritoria.

      He shld really destroy every pieces of shit that is too into trashmoki.

      I just hope that, if that happens, lily will recover from her crazy mode and start falling for makoto…

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      1. Hell no. Lily needs to die. She isn’t charmed by Trashmoki. All the fucked up shit she’s done has been of her own will. Her losing Trashmoki wouldn’t make her go back to normal. In fact she’s already poisoned him so he slowly dies because she already knows he doesn’t have much use anymore. OK sure she also shares the same goal of defeating Bug just the same as Makoto but that’s all. Remember, she’s trying to produce guns and outfit her army with them even though they aren’t very effective against the demons but they just happen to be effective against powerless civilians. Makoto might have a general disregard for hyuman life but he would also have some objections to indiscriminate genocide especially since his friends and allies could get caught in the crossfire.

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  9. “…Once Tomoe and Hibiki-senpai completely have a grasp of their countries, they might do it though.”
    This was incorrect. It is Tomoki, not Tomoe.

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  10. well i await for the day limia and gritonia and in extension bitchiki and trashmoki are rekt from this novel.both of them need to grow up and take punishments now

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  11. Well i’ll be waiting for the day when bitchiki and trashmoki are rekt and punished for all their trashy tactics. as it looks gritonia would be suffering sometime soon from makotos wrath but i do wanna see both heroes and bug goddess being put down

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  12. that treatment would give any modern day doctor goosebumps lol.
    btw, I really need image references
    of current tomoe, mio and others.
    any links?

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  13. Reigokai-san,
    [And then, after leaving a number of people here, she raised the veil of a patient called Dio and showed us his face on the verge of becoming a variant.] * she showed her face with wound not Dio —>
    And then, after leaving a number of people here, she raised the veil of her face and showed us a patient called Dio on the verge of becoming a variant.

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    1. And
      “…Shinai.” (Shiki) —> (Shima)

      “Yes?!”

      “Have everyone leave. Of course, you as well. With how much you have shown us, the Kuzunoha Company should probably take the request or the church would be facing a complete loss here after all. I will take responsibility in the negotiations.” (Shiki) —> (Shima)

      “But that’s…!”

      “I will act in a way that it doesn’t affect you. I will take all responsibility.” (Shiki) —> (Shima)

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  14. Urgggghhhhh!!!. I could clearly imagine the head cut with spine…
    Even if the woman survive and blatantly naked in front of them, i am no in position in getting excited over that, its too gruesome

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    1. Well the person who got their head and spine ripped from their body is a guy named Dio so…

      At least this Dio won’t be taking over the body of anybody named Jojo >.>

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  15. O.o thats one hell of regeneration. rarely a magic system allows that much regeneration..

    but this open the doors of cloning through regeneration magic. like, cut a piece of flesh from someone, then regenerate from there..

    the question is.. will the new clone has the same memory?! oh god..

    thank you for the translations Reigokai-sama~
    stay safe and healthy everyone!

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  16. If any consideration, this novel has been dragging too long with that Empire hero on the verge of destroying the continent with his disgusting charm. But our MC here is evading, pretending and ignoring it. It has taken too long, and really, this author is so goddamn cliche that he would let an entire world almost destroyed by an ass and in the nick of time, the protagonist arrived and beat the heck out of this guy.

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    1. What stinks is the fact we know if Makoto attempts to kill any heroes, it’ll break his deal with the Goddess, allowing her to come down before Makoto acquires the proper bug spray. But for as much as he dislikes Tomoki, he certainly doesn’t think much of him in comparison to his charm. Hence why Makoto doesn’t consider him a high priority with the exception of creating counter measures against his charm. Also, we still have Tsige’s independence going on. Once that wraps up we’ll probably move on to Tomoki and the Gritonian Empire. Hopefully… If it happens then maybe we’ll have some progress with his confrontation against the goddess!

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      1. Wasn’t his deal one-time only though? I though he only needed to prevent them from dying against the demons during the war

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      2. “Misumi! I now understand that you bear dissatisfaction towards me. Then let’s make this the last time. From now on, as long as you don’t show straightforward antagonism towards the 𝑯𝒀𝑼𝑴𝑨𝑵𝑺, I won’t interfere with you. How about that?” (Bug) -Chapter 151
        This was the deal. Makoto is technically a hyuman, even though he spent most of his lifetime in the origin world. That deal doesn’t protect dragons, or demihumans, or humans, or monsters, or animals or lots of other stuff from makoto’s antagonism.

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      3. @Aristizle

        Killing the heroes the goddess summoned would be a definite act of antagonism towards hyumans on a whole… Those heroes are practically shouldering their survival against the demons.

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    2. Honestly, considering who exactly asked Makoto to not kill/crush Heroes, it makes sense to just comply, even if it seems to be bad idea.
      Things need to get worse before Makoto will be able to act against them at all.

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  17. Caught up, but not reading this one yet since apparently this skips one chapter ahead. Still something like 27 more chapters so we should be safe for around two months right?

    Looking at NU, seems like while the WN is ongoing the LN goes on hiatus, so the author is the type that can only focus on a single project at a time? At least it’s nice that the WN is ongoing. I wonder if the LN will ever get an official release….

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  18. Tomoki’s still causing trouble eh? Wonder when’s will Makoto crush him for good this time😈 This chapter was very interesting with the new characters, thank you very much for your translation😁

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  19. Got around to reading this. Seems like this (would-be-former) bishop might be an in to further information on the church. Probably why she kept the scar was also because she’s growing ambivalent about Bug. After all, ‘Moki is the result of Bug’ meddling.

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  20. Makoto still wear his mask in public right? And he’s still writing magic letters to have conversations? I forgot, its been 2 years i think since i read the first 300 chapters

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    1. He stop wearing the mask now, i think when he came in the Academy City (i forgot what the city called)
      The reason, its a matter of trust during Merchant thing.

      2nd. He rarely does conversing to other using magic letters, when Makoto got the full blessing from the Bug Goddess

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