WM – Chapter 146: Decisive battle in the demonic forest (7)

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/

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Just want to say, thanks for the heartwarming help guys! It really did bring me back to my feet sooner!

Anyways, enjoy the chapter :D!


“You bastard…” 

The Demon Lord shows clear hostility towards me.

No, is this bloodlust?

At that moment, pressure attacked my body even when clad with the God Armor.

Sweat flowed down my cheek.

I noticed that the darkness inside the monster was pulsing red and creepily. 

The Demon Lord Bifrons, that was simply someone having their mana sucked, had woken up and became the one in control.

The highest existence in this place…the Demon Lord had woken up.

(He does have a will, Setekh-san…) (Makoto)

I say that, but the body of the Demon Lord is in tatters, and his limbs don’t seem to be working anymore, but…the pressure he gives out is still present. 

A ghastliness that surpasses any enemy I have faced in the past. 

“…No, my mistake, huh… You are not that person…” 

“…?” 

The Demon Lord calmed down his hostility and made an incomprehensible expression.

The ghastliness of before subsided, and his handsome face warped into a slightly displeased one.

“…Who are you, human?” 

“…A Hero?” (Makoto)

The Demon Lord made a dubious expression.

No, what else could I be?

“…A Hero, huh.. He wasn’t a Hero… You really are someone else, huh. I can’t tell humans apart…” 

“…?” 

Has he really lost his sanity?

We aren’t having a coherent conversation here.

“…Human, who am I?” 

What’s with that tricky question?

“The Demon Lord…Bifrons…aren’t you?” (Makoto)

“Bifrons… That’s my name, but…it is fading away…due to the failure of the Reincarnation Spell…” 

The Demon Lord looks at his own body with unfocused eyes.

His body that’s grabbed by a whole lot of hands doesn’t have limbs, and I can tell that his body is slowly being eaten away.

“…What a terrible magic composition. It is far from the Reincarnation Spell of that great personage…Iblis-sama. What an unrefined spell…”

“Really…?” (Makoto)

A reincarnation spell is so advanced that I can’t understand it at all though.

(What are you doing?! Defeat him already!) (Noah)

Noah-sama?

(That’s right, Mako-kun! Right now he is weakened. Defeat him with the Sacrificial Technique already.) (Eir)

Eir-sama is also hurrying me.

It is true that the time limit of God Armor is approaching.

I should go in then.

I hold my dagger with both hands.

Eir-sama, I offer—” 

“You are the Apostle of an Evil God, right? That’s the same weapon as Cain. But that spell will simply serve as a tribute for the Holy Gods, you know?” 

“…” 

Is he pleading for his life here…?

“If you want to finish me, it would be better if you don’t use that spell. If you make me an offering to the Holy Gods, I will simply be reborn as a fighting force for them.” 

“Eh?” (Makoto)

(Eh?) (Noah)

Oh, Noah-sama didn’t know either?

(Eh? No way. Something like that is…) (Noah)

It seems she really didn’t know.

“The souls offered as a sacrifice to them are reborn as their loyal servants. I, who was feared as a Demon Lord, would like to be spared from becoming a slave to them. That would be incredibly inconvenient for you too, right?” 

(Acha, got found out☆.) (Eir)

She easily admitted it?! 

She was scheming something like that, huh…

In that case, Shuri ,who I offered, will one day be reborn cleaned up?

(Fufu, I have actually had her reborn already. 10 years in the future, I am sure she will become a splendid Water Hero~.)

Uwah, that’s dirty.

So that’s how the Sacrificial Technique: Offering works, huh…

(You! You were planning that by using Makoto?! How dare you deceive us!) (Noah)

(It is your fault for not noticing~. I did my part and his lifespan did increase, didn’t it?) (Eir)

(Wait! I am going to slap you real hard!) (Noah)

(Kya~.) (Eir)

They seem to be having fun.

I face the Demon Lord again.

I silently take a stance with my dagger.

“…You…won’t resist?” (Makoto)

The Demon Lord made an unamused expression at my words.

“Evil God Apostle, what’s your objective?” 

He returned my question with another one.

“Save Noah-sama from the Deep Sea Temple.” (Makoto)

I have a lot of other things too though.

The Demon Lord just gives a short: ‘I see’.

“In due time, my self will disappear…and I will turn into a Taboo Monster. Perishing before that happens would be an option. Once that happens, you will obtain the magic crystal that’s the source of the Immortal King’s power. Use it as you wish, Evil God Apostle. Being forced to become a warrior for the Holy Gods is the last thing I want.” 

“…Got it.” (Makoto)

Looks like I will somehow be able to accomplish one of the missions that is defeating the Demon Lord.

So there’s a Demon Lord like this… One that can be reasoned with and is so sportsmanlike. 

“…If you were the Hero of a Goddess, I would have brought you down with me though.”

The Demon Lord-san says with a malicious smile.

Yup, still scary.

(…Right, I have to tell him this.) (Makoto)

“Setekh asked me to send you his regards.” (Makoto)

“…Setekh? That name…I remember it. Him, huh… That upstart.” 

That way of calling him is a bit terrible though.

“Even though I worked him to the bone, he is still loyal to me…? What a fool of a guy.” 

“Oi, there’s no need to put it like that…” (Makoto)

I should just kill him already.

“Oi, Evil God Apostle, I have a message.” 

“…What?” (Makoto)

“Your loyalty is praiseworthy. From now on, become the strength of that great personage. Tell him that.” 

“Tell him when you meet him.” (Makoto)

Would it fall into the category of a praise?

“Do it already. My consciousness isn’t going to hold on for long.” 

“Alright!” (Makoto)

I resolved myself and held the dagger tightly.

And then, I take a few steps forward…

And stab the dagger of Noah-sama into the chest of the Demon Lord.

The next instant, a massive amount of mana was released, and the shockwave sent me flying. 

“Uoooooooooooooooooooooh!!” 

“Oooooooooooooooh!”

“Oooooooooooh!”

The voices that felt like the dead were raising a chorus straight from hell resonated in the area.

The body of the Demon Lord began to disappear.

A magic crystal the size of a fist rolled in front of me.

I pick it up.

(Hot…) (Makoto)

That crystal was literally pulsing powerfully.

So this is the magic crystal of a Demon Lord, huh…

(Between humans, it is also called the Philosopher’s Stone, Makoto.) (Noah)

(Aah, if I had that, I could have made a strong Hero though~.) (Eir)

This is…a Philosopher’s Stone?! 

The one that’s said that you can play around for 7 generations if you were to sell it! 

(You are not troubled with money though.) (Noah)

(Well, that’s true.) (Makoto)

I remembered something I was taught at the Water Temple. 

I have no need to get money urgently.

What should I do with it? Maybe I should consult with Fuji-yan?

At that moment, the light of the sun lit up my face.

The pitch black darkness cleared up and rays of light were coming in one after the other.

(So bright!) (Makoto)

The body of the monster was crumbling.

The abnormal monster that was on its way to transforming into something through the Demon Lord has perished.

What remained was the Philosopher’s Stone that’s in my hand.

(Noah-sama, Eir-sama, I am done.) (Makoto)

I report to the two Goddesses.

I think they were watching though.

(Good work, Makoto. As long as you have the Philosopher’s Stone…) (Noah)

(Aah, too bad. I didn’t manage to get the soul of a Demon Lord~☆.) (Eir)

I was saved by the Goddesses this time around too. 

I then felt a gaze on me.

“…Apostle-dono, you are alive? Did you defeat Bifrons-sama…?” 

You were still here, Setekh-san?

What an honest demon. 

“…Bifrons-sama, please rest in peace.” (Setekh)

Setekh kneels in a direction no one is in.

“By the way, I was entrusted a message.” (Makoto)

“You spoke with him?!” (Setekh)

His shoulders quiver and he turns my way.

“‘Your loyalty is praiseworthy. Become the strength of that great personage from now on’.” (Makoto)

“Oooh! Those words are wasted on me. Too great of an honor for someone like me… Someone of lowly upbringing like me…” (Setekh)

Setekh-san was trembling in emotion.

It does feel as if I did something good here, so I am happy, but…he is basically an enemy.

“And so, what will you do? Are you going to fight?” (Makoto)

“No way! I personally want to make you an ally!” (Setekh)

“No, I don’t think Noah-sama will accept me going to the demon’s side…” (Makoto)

(That’s right! Nothing to do with the demons anymore!) (Noah)

Noah-sama, don’t show your middle finger, that’s bad manners.

She was apparently deceived 1,000 years ago. 

And she got deceived by Eir-sama just a moment ago.

Isn’t my Goddess too gullible?

“Kuh! All Apostles of the Evil God-sama are practically fanatics… ‘The words of our god are absolute!’, is what they would say. So you are the same as Cain-dono…” (Setekh)

I wonder about that. 

I am not affected by the Charm of Noah-sama, so I think it is a bit different.

“Then, I will wait for the change of heart of the Evil God-sama—” (Setekh)

He stopped his words short.

“Is something the matter?” (Makoto)

“…U-Uhm…Apostle-dono? Y-You see…” (Setekh)

The bright red eyes of Setekh suddenly opened up wide, and pointed over here.

What is it?

“Noah-sama’s Apostle-dono! You are being petrified!” (Setekh)

“Eh?” (Makoto)

Geh! 

That’s true, my left arm is petrified! 

Or more like, my body is slowly unable to move?! 

“Weren’t you immune to the petrification curse?!” (Setekh)

“Aah, time ran out, huh.” (Makoto)

The God Armor of Noah-sama has lost its effect.

“Moreover, you are petrifying fast! You are a Hero, so can’t you resist it to a certain extent? It is not like you are being petrified by surprise like the Wind Hero.” (Setekh)

Aah, Maximilian-san was caught by surprise.

But for me, it is because I have zero magic resistance~.

“Can’t you undo it?” (Makoto)

I tried asking the person with the eyes.

Ah, can’t move my legs.

So this is how it feels to be petrified.

“P-Please wait… I can petrify, but I am not good at undoing it…” (Setekh)

He says this as he wraps his eyes with a cloth.

“You can’t control your magic eyes?” (Makoto)

“I was scolded by Bifrons-sama about that in the past! I ended up petrifying everything I saw! Enemies and allies alike! That’s why I always acted alone!” (Setekh)

So that’s how it was.

And so he acted together with the Apostle of Noah-sama who was a loner like him.

Setekh-san is strong, but not suited to be a Demon Lord.

At that moment, I heard the footsteps of people approaching.

“Makoto!” 

“Takatsuki-kun!” 

Ooh, Lucy-san.

Everyone else has also come.

Did they defeat the Taboo Monsters?

“The Crimson Witch is coming, you know?” (Makoto)

I don’t have the God Armor anymore, so I would like Setekh-san to leave.

Rosalie-san, come fast!

“Kuh, I can’t beat that Witch! I wanted to speak for a bit more though…” (Setekh)

Setekh was looking around restlessly with cloth wrapped around his eyes.

You can’t see like that…

“Please tell me your name at least, Apostle-dono of Noah-sama!” (Setekh)

“Hm? I didn’t tell you?” (Makoto)

Right, I didn’t.

What a lack of etiquette.

“My name is Taka—” (Makoto)

The petrification made me unable to move my mouth at that moment. 

Isn’t the effect of the curse too fast?

(You lack way too much in magic resistance, Makoto.) (Noah)

Haah…my stats are really showing off here…

“I-I will have you tell me your name next time, okay?!” (Setekh)

“…”

My mouth is petrified, so I can’t answer.

Setekh spits out this and leaves at incredible speed.

I could see Lucy and Sa-san running hurriedly towards me.

No one seems to be heavily injured.

I am glad they are okay.

(…Haah, it was tiring this time around too…) (Makoto)

I heard hard rugged sounds from my whole body. 

Most likely the sound of petrification.

It is a bit uncomfortable.

I lost consciousness.

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69 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 146: Decisive battle in the demonic forest (7)

  1. Lolx.
    that last bit…
    it is foreshadowing??

    haha!!
    still, Noah sure is gullible when she is up against gods/goddesses or anyone who is resistant to her “mind-reading”

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    Please take care Reigokai san.

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  2. Was it just a misunderstanding? I don’t think so. Makoto wasn’t probably misunderstood for Abel or Cain, but the person Bifrons mistook him for wasn’t a Hero and he doesn’t have a reason to direct bloodlust against Cain.

    Eir tricked Makoto and Noah, huh. Reincarnate a High Demon as a Hero? I wonder if there are no side effect to this technique.

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  3. It’s September 13! You know what happens!
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    I’m late cus I’m watching Hololive Myth’s Dabut……. And I haven’t slept yet……..

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  4. Thanks a lot for the chapter and the hard work.
    Remember to hold a grudge to those guys at your work and fly away to a better post at the first chance.
    I was taught that the pay for work is sacred, and you should respect it always.

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  5. Hm… “He wasn’t a hero” eh? Suspicious suspicious….
    Also, I wonder how the water hero Shuri is reincarnated into is gonna turn out.
    I wonder if Makoto is someone who was sacrificed and reincarnated?

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    1. Well, one thing to note is Makoto himself is technically not a hero as well. After all, the heroes who has the relevant skill are divinely ordained, whereas country a designated heroes are basically just a hero for political and propaganda purposes. They won’t even have access to holy swords (though they may have Divine Protection, which seem to be more accessible) either, so most country-designated heroes are just decoration against a Demon Lord.

      Which really makes Makoto’s (pseudo Great! It’s damn near reborn as a higher being) Demon Lord slaying all the more notable.

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  6. “Kuh! All Apostles of the Evil God-sama are practically fanatics… ‘The words of our god are absolute!’, is what they would say. So you are the same as Cain-dono…” (Setekh)
    Does the demon army knew another evil apostle and that is why Briffons thouthg that the MC was another person?

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    1. As far as they already said before, the previous apostle, Cain, worked with the demons and killed most of the heroes (also he was literally mad in love with Noah.

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  7. Thanks for the update

    That’s really obvious foreshadowing? What could it be? My guess is Makoto is transmigrated to this world before, fight with hero Abel and somehow erased, go back to his own world and reincarnated again.

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  8. Hurrah, Setekh survived! Seems like we do have the groundwork for an invaluable future ally. A petrification bomb of sorts.

    Eris hustled Noah good, and almost even worse yet. Is there no way the offering can go to Noah instead? She could use more powerful followers.

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  9. Hmm, so between last chapter and this : foreshadowing or false alarm? A gun or a herring?

    And more proof that goddesses are tricksy. At least the demons are courteous enough to share info. Also Setekh is growing even more likeable. Kinda clumsy though.

    Also, people who knows keep on thinking Makoto is charmed, while in fact it’s much simpler. After a literal lifetime of abuse, Noah was literally the only one with anything good to say to Makoto, and also the only one to give him significant help. How can Makoto NOT feel positively towards her? At the very least, there will be deep gratitude.

    Now Makoto is the first hero in this generation with a demon lord under his belt huh?

    Thanks for the chapter, hopefully things get sorted out quickly.

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    1. Reading back on this, Bifrons said something interesting : the spell used to raise him now has “terrible magic composition” and “looks unrefined”. Now, of all the characters who has had screentime thus far, who has the best control over their magic, no matter how big the spell they use?

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      1. Another interesting bit I just noticed : the same weapon as Cain huh? And I assume Cain isn’t held back by Makoto’s shit stats. That’s scary. If Cain is even half as good as the best swordsman of his time, that knife alone can probably cover for the gap in skill. Is there even any way to defend against it? And clashing weapons with it most likely just mean that the other guy’s weapon gets cut. Explains how Cain alone (though sometimes prolly with Setekh) killed basically all the heroes. And considering Setekh’s demonstrated lack of control over his petrification, that should mean Cain was also able to work around it, possibly by being even more resistant than Rosalie.

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  10. What is with these new gods and child soldiers. I notice Makoto called himself a hero even though he’s a country designated hero. “[element] hero” is an inherited title right? Or is it? The “X person is the reincarnation of Y hero of old” is starting to feel a bit more literal when gods can pull souls apart like warm taffy. What does it even mean to reincarnate without memories here? What if say, Garett was a demon in a past life? How is inheriting skills related to lineage if you can make a water hero out of a sacrificed vampire soul?

    “Aya should definitely maybe eat that philosopher’s stone. What’s the worst that could happen?”
    – Edward

    Hope things get better for you, Reigokai. Thanks for the chapter.

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  11. Thanks for chap

    Considering how his name was hidden from them and biffrons hate, I’ll say
    Mc will probably soon time travel to the past (if it happens I’ll be saying “i guessed that”)😂😂

    and become hero Abel maybe??!! That’s why he disappeared after saving everyone and that was to go to the current time. Dayum that makes so much sense lol (execpt for the part where great sage didn’t tell him anything/ Abel was the light hero)

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  12. Thanks for the chapter. Looking forward to more. Is there a release schedule tou plan to follow as you get back into the flow after this recent disaster.

    Keep up the good work!

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  13. OK false alarm. Turns out Bifrons just mistook Makoto for somebody else. I do wonder who though? Cain would be the most logical answer but who knows.

    So the Sacrificial Offering turns the target into a warrior for the Holy Gods and Eir was tricking Noah and Makoto to get powerful warriors. Honestly though I can’t really blame her. The Water Country is the weakest and the only other Hero they got is Leo who’s still young and very inexperienced. Using the Offered people like Shuri to have her be reincarnated as a Water Hero would help the Water Country overall. I feel like Eir will turn out to have messed up the reincarnation though and instead of Shuri being reincarnated as a Hero in 10 years, she’ll end up reincarnating early. Either as a baby that Makoto will inevitably be forced to take care of and cause many baby-related shenanigans especially in regards to how his harem sees it or Shuri will be reincarnated as some other race that grows super quickly like Sa-san the lamia who I think is technically 2-4 years old.

    Oh Setekh seems like a good guy and a bit of a naive airhead since he forgot that his petrification eyes were still in effect. I’m actually hoping he’ll really end up becoming Makoto’s ally. Meanwhile Makoto is surprisingly chill with slowly turning to stone.

    Oh I just thought of something. Now that they revealed what Sacrificial Offering really does, I wonder if it was done to Makoto. Like maybe he was Cain and Abel or someone else used the technique on him in an attempt to get him to switch sides and for some reason or another instead of reincarnating as a loyal soldier he reincarnated on Earth and it’s either luck or fate that he then got isekai’d back to this world. I mean there have been multiple similarities that people have noticed between Makoto and Cain and Setekh even mistook Makoto for Cain initially.

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  14. Thanks for the chapter! ^^
    She got them good here.
    Wonder if not knowing his name will make it so that not enough infos are known about Makoto to track him down on the demon side, and he won’t be reconizied because he looks too weak for a hero? x)

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  15. I know that it’s supposed to be his thing and a “recurring gag”, but I’m getting tired of Makoto losing consciousness at the end of every major battle and being debriefed by Noah in her Divine Realm about the post-battle cleanup afterwards. It’s getting old even as a self-trope.

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  16. It’s kind of funny seeing people starting theorizing, while I already know from reading the RAW. lol … yeah forget it ..

    Once again, I realized that the Goddesses here are a bit rotten and the demons are more “Humanity”. It’s a bit sad to see Sketh being insulted among fellow demons, and being feared by fellow humans leaving her alone and ending up with Kain. I really wanted to read more about Demon, and the Great Demon King actually compared to the goddess side

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  17. “My name is Taka—” (Makoto)
    The petrification made me unable to move my mouth at that moment.
    Isn’t the effect of the curse too fast?
    (You lack way too much in magic resistance, Makoto.) (Noah)
    Haah…my stats are really showing off here…
    “I-I will have you tell me your name next time, okay?!” (Setekh)

    Flags flags everywhere!!!!! At this point is a fact that there will be a time travel arc but the question now is will Makoto true identity be the hero Abel? Or maybe Cain (the apostle of Noah 1000 yearsago)? The fact that the name of Noah apostle was Cain on oposition to Abel maybe was because makoto will use that as an alias? This will explain why the sage trust in him from the begining even tough he was an apostle of Noah when the senpai of Makoto fought against the humans in the past.

    Thanks for the chapter!!!!

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  18. First commit – C# language using Visual Studio Community Edition 2019

    > (Fufu, I have actually had her reborn already. 10 years in the future, I am sure she will become a splendid Water Hero~.)
    So who’s child it is?
    a.) Sophia
    b.) Sa-san
    c.) Lucy
    d.) Mary
    e.) Furi
    f.) Noah
    g.) LEO-KUN
    h.) LEO-KUN
    i.) LEO-KUN
    j.) LEO-KUN

    Answer: __________________

    > (Wait! I am going to slap you real hard!) (Noah)
    (Kya~.) (Eir)

    errrmmmmm, i bet she slap her butt or side bewbs….

    > (That’s right! Nothing to do with the demons anymore!) (Noah). Noah-sama, don’t show your middle finger, that’s bad manners.
    Whyyyyyy!!!!!? Just s why???!?!?!?!?!
    aving Noah doing middle finger, in my brain she was still so cute….

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