Tsuki – Chapter 343: The first and last war

TLN: Hey guys, Reigokai here!

I apologize for the late release. If you want to know the reason as to why, I will leave the links for the two posts explaining it:

https://isekailunatic.com/2020/09/02/not-a-chapter-ran-into-issues/
https://isekailunatic.com/2020/09/10/not-a-chapter-update-coming-back-soon/

I am currently trying to backup my website, but the feature in WP seems to be behind a high tier premium, so I went with the most oonga boonga way that is copy+paste.

I do have an external drive with all the translated chapters, but when errors are pointed out, I normally just edited them right on the page. Some are vital errors, and I don’t remember the exact chapters of every instance, so I ended up having to do it from zero. I have learned my lesson; edit in your backup and then edit it in the page :´(.

Anyways, I don’t wanna fill this with my talking, so…enjoy the chapter! 😀


For the Aion Kingdom, the remote city of Tsige that seeks independence is a rebellious element. 

Put in an extreme manner, they are no different from the rebel army. 

Even if this may be a chance for the major power of Aion to show an opening, the other countries have to worry about things like the possibility of a battle with the demons on the side, so they can’t capitalize on it or anything.

Until now, it was simply just one of the many issues within the country.

Right after Aion dispatched a large army to Tsige which could be considered a national border of theirs in their eyes…Patrick Rembrandt made his move.

“To think Tsige would announce independence. So that’s how they will be going. That rascal has gone back to his young days. I can easily imagine him grinning in amusement at this.”

The main hyuman states, neighboring settlements, and the big cities that are connected by the Golden Highway have a grand amount of coin circulating.

Of course, inside the Aion Kingdom as well.

The letters that were sent to governors, authorities, and wealthy merchants directly had a declaration of independence written down in a flashy manner. 

The content that followed after was the lack of commitment from the Aion Kingdom and their resentment for it; in other words, their justified cause -their excuse.

Also…there was a long list of promises in regards to the surrounding settlements and big foreign countries about how their relationship will be in the future in the case Tsige wins their independence.

That’s where the problem comes. 

They were announcing in an easy to understand way, not only to the settlements in the Aion Kingdom, but also to the foreign countries that: ‘If you agree to supporting us and providing assistance, we will promise these benefits for this amount of years’. In modern terms, it would be like publicizing the manifesto to the world. 

Academy Town, Rotsgard. 

The old friend of Rembrandt, Zara, who received a letter addressed directly to him, chuckles as he guesses that Rembrandt will be creating a big event.

This is not just a simple civil war. 

They have a clear aim for their independence, and have a vision for the future after that. 

‘We are trying to become a new country’. 

‘There’s no benefits if you were to watch as an onlooker as if it is someone else’s business, but if you cooperate with us, there’s these merits’. 

‘By the way, in the worst case that Tsige is suppressed, there’s no assurance that you will be able to maintain the same market state, you know?’. 

‘Most of the merchants that are savvy about the market in this city would be gone after all’. 

‘Also, if Aion were decent rulers, this wouldn’t have happened in the first place’.

‘Will you go for the relationship that will certainly be better than it was before, or will you go for the new relationship that will be beginning from zero and don’t know where it will be going?’. 

‘Now, which side will you take?’. 

That’s mostly how it went in the letter.

Well, the duty one has towards the Aion Kingdom and the difference in scale. 

This is especially so for the settlements in the kingdom itself, but in the case where they don’t take the side of the Aion Kingdom, even if Tsige were to achieve independence, there’s no knowing what will happen to the supporters of this. 

It is filled with holes, moreover, there’s not a millimeter of thought about what would happen if they were to lose -a crazy letter. 

But they have stated the merits clearly. 

“Shaking the kingdom internally, and a request for support from the outside countries basically threatening them that there’s no assurance things will stay the same.” 

Normally, even if Tsige were to achieve independence, being at the corner of the Aion Kingdom, they would be harassed heavily by Aion and you could easily imagine that they wouldn’t be able to function as a country -no, even their future management as a city would be at risk.

Tsige has the special weapons that are the wasteland and the Golden Highway.

Money and skilled adventurers gather in Tsige the most out of all the world.

There’s materials that you can only get in Tsige, and they have also secured a path that is the Golden Highway which a single country can’t block. 

In the case when independence is truly achieved, the relationship one has with Tsige is certainly a worrying matter for rulers. 

A small yet powerful country might be born after all.

“Hmm…at this rate, the four major powers, no…even the central states might get involved. But Aion is still a major power even if rotten. Even if you make plans, unless you fight back at least for a little bit, you will just end up being crushed, Pat.”

He heaves a small sigh.

His face once he raised his head had a sharp glare and a ferocious smile.

Zara rang the loud and clear bell, calling someone to come.

Without much delay, one of his subordinates entered the room after knocking the door first. 

“Is there anything you need?” 

“Yeah, send this to Tsige as fast as possible.” (Zara)

“Understood.” 

Zara gives his subordinate the letter that he has signed in the part that promises to provide support, and has been resealed. 

“What’s that about ‘If it is now, I can build you a vacation house in Tsige’. You should have just been honest and written the last part only. Good grief. Where would he even build it within that already cramped Tsige? …I won’t refuse what’s given though.” (Zara)

The last part that was most likely written only for Zara. 

The first thing was: ‘I already know you will support us, so I will prepare you a vacation house in advance’, which Zara already mentioned.

And the other one was… ‘I will be doing my first and last war for the sake of my dream’.

For these two who swore to each other in their young days that they wouldn’t profit from war, these words of his friend were terribly heavy and resolute. 

“But man, he has bad timing. Rotsgard is still suffering from expenses. The most I can do is give them a bit of monetary support. Let me pay you the remaining at a later time, okay?” (Zara)

Rotsgard that normally has a surplus of people and supplies is currently in the middle of reconstructing itself. 

They have no leeway to support the Academy, the city, or a war. 

Even if he wanted to do something using the Merchant Guild, there’s a limit to what he can do.

Even so, he began to consider what he could send to Tsige from his own personal funds he could move. 

And it wasn’t long after those letters were received that the Kuzunoha Company received a lot of words of support. 

The Academy Town, Rotsgard; in support of Tsige.

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“A change in the position of the Dragon Knight divisions? At a time like this?” 

“Yes, cancel all defense in the north. Please harden the defenses of the west going from the important points first.” 

“…That’s quite the drastic action. It is true that there’s currently no movements from Aion yet though…” 

“We will support Tsige’s independence.” 

“…Huh?” 

“Debts must be repaid as soon as you can. I run on the principle that, when I can pay back a debt easily, I pay it back. I owe Tsige a debt of gratitude for helping me out when we were on the verge of being overflowed with Empire spies in the country after all.” 

“Do you think…they will be able to win their independence?” 

“Hey…do you think we can dig a tunnel at the west mountain range?” 

“What are you thinking, opening a hole at your own national border, Empress-sama?” 

“Then, at present, please provide support with the Dragon Knight divisions. Godspeed.” (Sairitz)

“…”

“Godspeed.” (Sairitz)

“…Okay, but what about our relationship with Aion? It will definitely worsen with this.” 

“That’s political talk. It is not something for you to worry about.” (Sairitz)

“Right. You did manage to return the Priestess-sama to our country, even if temporarily. I will believe in you.” 

The man in charge of the dragon knights leaves the place of the Empress. 

The Empress of the Lorel Union, Sairitz, had already begun acting even before the letter had arrived.

Sairitz, who is deeply connected to Tsige to begin with, placed the Aion Kingdom and Tsige on a balance, and had already chosen Tsige. Whether she actually chose Tsige or the Kuzunoha Company, only she knows.

Sairitz has judged that the sun of Aion Kingdom is sinking, and the sun of Tsige is rising, and she is acting accordingly. 

“Picnic Rose Garden…and Apple. I really can’t envision Tsige in a tragedy with these cards in their hands. Depending on the situation, I will go as far as move the dragon knights to support Tsige’s independence.” (Sairitz)

The letter, that might even make foreign countries move, had already shown an effect on someone, even though they haven’t seen it directly. 

The Lorel Union core; in support of Tsige.

Changing locations, at a salty wind town.

The port town of Koran that is close to Tsige.

Even though they are close, they didn’t receive the letter announcing Tsige’s declaration of independence. 

“‘The guild won’t forgive the countries who make use of adventurers in war’…was the common knowledge we worked with, but…” 

“Yeah. Now that we are experiencing it, there certainly is no clear regulation in regards to the adventurers participating in the war themselves.” 

“Rather than all these Guild matters, I consider the Rembrandt Company more dangerous…” 

“Spontaneous stuff are also in the line of requests after all. It has been a while since I have felt like my face has been slapped with a bag of gold coins.” 

Adventurers clad in the aura of seasoned fighters were talking as they watched the sea. 

Their eyes were not looking at anything in particular, just staring far off. 

They must have their own thoughts about it.

They were a party that was active at the wasteland in the past. 

It is a team that’s originally not that attached to Tsige.

Parties that are simply there to test their mettle and improve themselves isn’t that strange. 

“Even though I want to polish myself more in the Mist Town, to think I would have to participate in this petty stuff like a war.” 

The leader of the Birgit party, Bir, mutters.

He who holds the rare job, samurai, which only one person in Tsige has, was passing his days training in the Mist Town.

Within his party members, there is a healer with high commanding ability, a spear user, and a water element unique job; a pretty decent composition. They are high ranking and had made a name for themselves in the past, so of course the Birgit party had gotten the attention of the Merchant Guild of Tsige.

And so, they have been given a request and have been stationed in Koran to bolster its defenses.

It has a reward that would let them not worry for money for a while, but for these people who have gotten used to the wasteland, this kind of job was slightly boring. 

“In this occasion, our training at the Mist Town must have been an influential factor, but it was most likely due to the job of Git.” 

“…Yeah, I am aware of that. But jobs are basically one with the adventurer, you know? There’s nothing I can do about it.” 

“Right, sorry about that.” 

“And so, got any good ideas?” 

“…Honestly speaking, nothing. Only that we should do our very best.” 

It seems the topic has changed. The healer, Ranai, and the water element mage, Git, were talking without showing any sort of discomfort. 

The view of the evening sea is beautiful.

A beautiful sight of the sea dyeing red was breathtaking to the extent that it would make you forget that the flames of war are approaching Koran as well.

“Can’t your training obsession consider the situation a bit more? Can’t it be at a later time? Doing stuff like this that’s unrelated to work is a bit rough, you know.” 

“I didn’t think it would turn out like this. I swear.” 

Bir had been mindlessly training in the Mist Town. 

That’s why he at first completely refused the request saying he had no business with Koran.

But advice came from an unexpected place.

From his teacher. 

He told Bir about a new training method after learning that Koran is a port town.

That’s why Bir spoke to his comrades, accepted the request that had an outstanding reward, and now they are here. 

The healer and the spear user, who have a decent amount of common sense compared to the others in the party, were feeling chills at what would have happened if they had refused the request of a gigantic and fearsome company like the Rembrandt Company. 

And that training in itself is making them depressed. 

“Hey, you guys! This is a request from Tuna-san. I will be your opponent today as well.” 

The shadow of two people…no, of two fishes were seen from the evening sea.

One of them raised their ‘hand’ and spoke to Bir and his group.

A neptune of the same species as Tuna. 

Bir’s group had been completely armed even though they were sitting at the beach. 

“An!” 

“Chovy!” 

Bir and Git called the names of those fishes.

Their tone was like that of calling a rival, and also as if they were talking to hateful bitter enemies. 

“Now then, I hope you will be able endure for a bit more, ‘promising adventurers’.” 

“No, they won’t!” 

An and Chobi, who had a glistening long and thin body that resembled that of anchovies, were neptunes despite their looks. 

They are acquaintances of Tuna, and are training Bir’s group in Koran.

But their way of fighting and the fact that they are anchovies seemed to piss off Bir…

Without even a signal for the fight to begin, An and Chovy raised a hand. 

When they did, several shining daggers appeared from thin air…no, not daggers, but anchovies. 

“Now, show us that you can get out from this, adventurers! We will show you the tip of our secret techniques, the Gatling Anchovies!!” 

“Today, it will end with just the tip again!!!” 

The sharp school of fishes mercilessly shot towards Bir’s group.

“Even though we would probably not lose against them one against one!! That’s unfair!!” 

“I am already tired of eating the fishes that were impaled in me!!” 

The unique job that’s said to rival even an army when fighting in the sea, Ocean One.

The job Git has. 

But it looks like even she isn’t invincible against the rulers of the sea, and she was facing the school of fish together with the Birgit party with a desperate look on her face.

“Ooh, they have brought a whole lot of anchovies today as well. Those adventurers are impressive.” 

“There’s apparently one of them who has a special job that’s like the guardian god of the sea or something like that.” 

“It has begun? In that case, let’s come back to get them after around 1 hour.” 

“The sea birds have also begun to gather. To think that we would get a good haul every day, I am glad we joined the side of Tsige.” 

The fishermen of Koran watching the sight of the first rate adventurers, who are in a sense desperately fighting even more than they did in the wasteland, would at times cheer them on. 

It was a pretty extreme sight, but it has become a daily event for Koran lately. 

They have all gotten used to it. 

But there’s no doubt that, right now, Koran has assorted a fighting force that is far and beyond the scale of the town.

The defense of Koran is flawless. 

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82 thoughts on “Tsuki – Chapter 343: The first and last war

      1. Would she have a chance?

        When Makoto gets serious he only needed to imagine where the arrow needs to go, and then its there.
        If he decides to kill, then all he needs to do is see the apostle (possibly using the linking trick he used where killing the swarm of bugs/ insects/ monsters (I can’t remember, it was a lot of chapters ago)) and imagine an arrow stuck in their head and next thing you know, dead apostle.

        Goddess wouldn’t get any warning either due to the other Gods hiding Makoto from her. He is basically a super long range sniper with stealth… I almost feel sorry for any killable creature that becomes his enemy.

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  1. lmao, I feel like Zara is forgetting about Makoto yet again…
    He makes miracles happen over and over and Zara seems to keep thinking that Tsige is still the same.

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  2. Thanks for the chapter! Reigo have you tried looking at mangadex.com? If I remember well they offer free hosting for translation groups and translators (mangadex.com is different from the reading site mangadex.org)

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      1. Mangadex.org and mangadex.cc yes, mangadex.com is offered by them as a free hosting option for translators and translation groups, making use of the server overhead they have to provide for others.

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  3. Good to have you back. Hopefully things progress smoothly for you from here on out.

    And the war begins. Those adventurers are probably the ones mentioned before, so all considered this Birgit team is probably going to be second just under Toa. It’s nice to think that Makoto has probably helped smooth things out considerably here, at least with Sairitz.

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    1. I know but I want him dead by the hands of those he charmed. Like Makoto shoots a brid at the charm power in Gritonia and inside trashmoki and the people just hunt him down and just mob him zombie style!!

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      1. If we go by what Lily has said, he won’t even live long anyways. She’d already been slowly poisoning him for who knows how long because she knew he was not usable for long-term and then she also then goaded him to submit to another experiment to potentially -POTENTIALLY- increase his power at the expense of drastically cutting his life span. Though personally I think it would be hilarious if he dies of Syphilis or some other STD before he ever even gets a chance to encounter Makoto again.

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  4. Thanks for the excellent translation! Despite the hardships in real life, you never stop releasing quality translations, we appreciate it really

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    1. So Waka-sama’s subordinates leave Asora to socialize outside from time to time, huh?

      Neptunes…what a tasty race. Having the An-Chovy siblings train the Birgit party should be a good investment for the future and help direct feelings of gratitude towards the Kuzunoha company.

      [“Now then, I hope you will be able endure for a bit more, ‘promising adventurers’.” ]
      * able endure —> able to endure

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  5. I recommend the epub extension WebToEpub to backup your website. You format your table of contents nicely so it’s a quick copy and paste. Then it basically scrapes the pages using the links that you’ve given.

    Next step is to unpack the epub files so that they’re ready to deploy to the new site. Or you can unpack the epubs and check against your backed up copies. Epubs themselves are pretty easy to unpack. They’re just zipped up archives of pages, styles, and images.

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  6. Thank for the chapter ^^

    The anchovy neptune named An and Chovy Hm?………..

    Did some Osaka guy named all of their race or something?! (ノ ゚Д゚)ノ︵ ┻━┻

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  7. Thanks for the chapter!

    There’s something I must address:
    An!
    Chovy!
    (…)
    An and Chobi…

    You used 2 different names for the second one. Probably misspelling.

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  8. Wow! I came to have a look and you are back!
    Thanks for the chapter 🙇‍♀️
    I wonder what gritonia and limia will do? Probably just watch, I guess…
    As for the Bug, I can see her trying to interfere just to find out the countermeasures Makoto and friends put up. I would love to see her face when that time comes…

    But wven if I am.happy to read a new chapter, it’s sad that you have problems with the website and I can’t even think how annoying must be to have to copy past everything and rebuild a new site from scratch! Please, let us know if we can do something to help you?
    And be safe and healthy, please… you are one of the best out there and we are so lucky to have you

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  9. I… I can’t even…

    The two anchovy-like Neptunes’ names are An and Chovy? And they use anchovies as weapons with some technique called Gatling Anchovies?

    Anyways yeah it makes sense that a bunch of countries and other places would decide to support Tsige. Who would they rather support? A country full of a bunch of idiots that can’t even rule properly and offer nothing to other countries as exports? Or a city that offers many rare and/or valuable goods for export from the wasteland and also has the Golden Highway go from Tsige that can be used as a trading route to other cities and countries plus is also the doorway to the mythical Mist Town and also the headquarters of the two powerful companies of Rembrandt and Kuzunoha? It’s a no-brainer.

    Bug can’t really do much anyways to stop this. The other gods have done something to her that they refer to as placing a collar on her so that she can’t interfere with the world and descend there. All she can do is send those two Apostles and one couldn’t even do anything to Root and Aznoval despite how they’re supposed to be the Goddess’ Sword and should presumably be super OP. Yet neither Root or Aznoval seem to have gotten any sort of injuries since Root never showed any injuries when they showed up later and Aznoval almost immediately showed up afterwards to fight Makoto in a no-holds barred fight and he didn’t seem like he had any injuries before the fight began.

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  10. Feels like this is all going into the endgame. Wonder how the fight against the heroes will end up going? I’m assuming Makoto will fight them both eventually….kinda expected some huge power boost to Mio too.

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  11. I advise everyone of you that when a war started, please refrain reading another novel before reading any updates on this chapter.
    This is to remain our brain fresh and ready to take in information, because the was setting now was a large location and involves to many factions.
    Digesting all that information’s and conveys our thoughts on it requires dedicated slot in our brain.

    So i say…

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  12. Hey Regokai sensei! Can’t seem to find your email. But I’m a programmer so drop me an email if you need help on anything, including your site problems and all. Cloning your site or changing a more reliable shouldnt be a prob. Cheers!

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  13. Thank you soooooo much for your great work.. Glad to see you again. Whatever decision you take to solve your problem, I will always support you. keep up the spirit, stay healthy, stay clean, then keep up the great work. however, I’m really glad you still survived to this day. By the way, I used google translate for some of my sentences. Hehe.. 😁😁😁

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  14. Thank you soooooo much for your great work.. Glad to see you again. Whatever decision you take to solve your problem, I will always support you. keep up the spirit, stay healthy, stay clean, then keep up the great work. however, I’m really glad you still survived to this day. By the way, I used google translate for some of my sentences. Hehe..

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  15. Glad to be baaack~
    As usual the narration sounds serious but i’m laughing alot in this chapter???
    Those anchovies~
    Where do they come from i wonder~
    Seems they can be eaten so it’s not neptune’s magic? Maybe summoned anchovies?? x”D

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  16. I did like that sensei show the pov of bitchbiki about the independance. For sure she will spill some self rights bulshit even tough she wanted the world to change just because it will disturb the progress of the war against the demons if Aion start to get shaken.

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  17. The neptune race… Did their creator based them off puns he heard on Earth or something? An and Chovy?! I can’t even… This is amazing in a way. Tuna with legs and now this!

    Welcome back Reigokai! Thanks for the chapter and as always do what you need to do.

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  18. Heyy Regokai. Theres is an alternative to backing up. You can download the entire website instead. I think some programs like Internet Download Manager or JDownloader would have that function. With options to include just those with your url and it would save it as offline websites, i think. Itll also save the comments too, probably. Tho getting the stuff to post again, idk how.

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  19. Is it just me or Tsuki does not progress and changed pace and meaning over the last 100 chapters? It’s like a slice of life story full of fillers.

    I’m always hopping for something, always. And it startes to make me kind of mad as nothing really happens. I thought after the long hiatus things would be better – still early, sure – but I don’t think they will.

    Well, I had to get that out of me… Thanks for translating!

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