WM – Chapter 147: Takatsuki Makoto learns about the Goddess

The Goddess’s space.

“Hello~☆. Good work, Mako-kun.” 

The Water Goddess-sama smiles without a single remorse.

“Hello there…Eir-sama.” (Makoto)

Why did Eir-sama speak to me before Noah-sama who is the one I am a believer of?

“Makoto.” (Noah)

Noah-sama was standing there with arms crossed and a meek expression.

“Noah-sama, I have safely stopped the revival of the Demon Lord. Thank you very much for the God Armor spell.” (Makoto)

I kneeled and gave my thanks.

But the expression of Noah-sama didn’t cheer up.

“Sorry about that. I even had you use your lifespan, and it ended up with you having to save Spring Log. Even though there was no reason for you to fight.” (Noah)

Is she bothered about that?

“My comrades are safe, and it ended with Makkaren and Rozes coming out without any harm, so isn’t it okay? By the way, I was petrified. Am I okay?” (Makoto)

That petrification…didn’t kill me, right?

“No problem with that. Furiae-chan is undoing the petrification curse on the warriors of Spring Log. The priests of the Wood Country are also helping, but the Moon Oracle is in another league. She has already undone the petrification of several tens of people.” (Noah)

Heeh, I really am glad she stayed. 

Or more like, Setekh, you petrified too much…

“And so, Eir…” (Noah)

Noah-sama glares at the Goddess.

“Oh my, what is it?” (Eir)

“Don’t play dumb! The Water Country perishing was a lie, and you said you would lend Makoto a hand, and yet, you were just having Makoto gather the souls of demons! How dare you use Makoto!” (Noah)

Noah-sama raises both arms and goes ‘Kiih!’ in anger.

“Yeah, Eir-sama. There was no real need to hide that.” (Makoto)

““Eh?””

Noah-sama and Eir-sama turn around at the same time.

“Mako-kun, you are not angry?” (Eir)

“Not really.” (Makoto)

I managed to meet the Wood Hero, Maximilian-san, learned about the crazy battle power of Lucy’s mother, and managed to talk with a Demon Lord.

It was a fruitful adventure.

“…Hey, Noah, Mako-kun is a bit of a weirdo, isn’t he?” (Eir)

“He lacks any sense of danger. Makoto, you being happy about meeting a Demon Lord is pretty deranged, you know?” (Noah)

What’s with you people, treating me like I am a nutcase.

“By the way, the demon soul that I offered, did you reincarnate it, Eir-sama?” (Makoto)

I remember the words of Bifrons.

The living being sacrificed by the Sacrificial Technique: Offering are apparently made to be reborn by the Holy Gods. 

“That’s right. When a powerful demon’s soul is reborn, they become strong warriors after all☆. Gotta make good use of them. The demon Shuri-chan that you defeated will be reborn into a splendid Hero.” (Eir)

The Water Goddess answers with a cute ‘kya’.

“Haah, well, if that’s going to make the Water Country stronger, I guess that’s fine…” (Makoto)

Honestly speaking, the fact that someone like me is the strongest fighting force for the Water Country is already a big issue.

Even so, does that mean Shuri-san will work with me in the future?

“…About that, Eir. A High Rank Demon into a Hero; is a soul cleansing to someone on such a drastic opposite side of the spectrum going to go well?” (Noah)

Noah-sama asks as if to confirm.

“Noah-sama, what do you mean by that?” (Makoto)

“Hmm, the souls of demons have received the Divine Protection of the Devils, and their souls are dyed to that side. If they were to make that into a Hero of the Holy Gods, they will become unstable existences.” (Noah)

Heeh, Noah-sama really knows a lot.

“Normally, their souls would slowly be cleansed without holding much power though… This Shuri that Makoto defeated, if she were to suddenly be reincarnated into a Hero, wouldn’t it drive her mad immediately?” (Noah)

“Wa?” (Makoto)

I was shocked by this and looked at the smiling Eir-sama.

“Hmmm, right… Well, there’s a high chance.” (Eir)

Eir-sama says nonchalantly. 

“What a terrible personality.” (Noah)

Noah-sama gives her an unamused gaze.

“It can’t be helped. The Water Country is lacking in fighting power. Our winning chance against the demons is lower than 50%.” (Eir)

(Eh?) (Makoto)

“Idiot! Don’t talk about the future in front of Makoto!” (Noah)

“It is okay. You put a barrier so that the eyes in the Divine Realm can’t reach the Deep Sea Temple, right? Fufufu, this place works really well for secret talks.” (Eir)

A conversation about a lot of dangerous topics has been going on for a while now. 

And what bothered me the most… 

“Eir-sama, the chances of the humans losing are high?” (Makoto) 

“Yeah, according to the prediction of the Destiny Goddess Ira, that is. But the future isn’t set.” (Eir) 

“And so, Eir is gathering forces for the scenario when humans lose. Even if Eir were to make powerful Heroes now, it wouldn’t make it in time after all.” (Noah) 

Noah-sama adds to the explanation of Eir-sama. 

“That’s why I want you to offer me a whole lot more souls of demons, Mako-kun☆. If we make 10 Heroes, even if we lose the war, we can get them back later. Well, there might be less than 5 people who can even function properly though. The remaining ones would be crazy in the head and would die, I guess?” (Eir) 

“…”

This Water Goddess is pitch black! 

This is bad. Isn’t this one more of an Evil God? 

“…I-Is it okay to be treating lives so lightly…?” (Makoto) 

I may be called disrespectful here. I ended up using a tone as if criticizing her. 

Even so, the expression of Eir-sama was peaceful. 

She says in a gentle tone: “It is okay, because…”

We are the rulers of the world.”

The eyes of Eir-sama when saying this were cold. 

Eyes as if directing them at ants crawling on the ground. 

Is this that? 

(For the Gods, mortals are just insects?) (Makoto) 

“…Tch.” (Noah) 

Noah-sama crossed her arms in displeasure and faced the other way. 

“Makoto, leave the Water Country of Rozes. They will be done for once their Country Designated Hero is gone anyways.” (Noah) 

“But if I were to leave the Water Country, there’s no other place…” (Makoto) 

If we talk about big countries, it would be the Sun Country, but…the hierarchy system there is strict. 

“What are you talking about? You saved the Wood Country. The Wood Oracle, the Wind Tree Hero, and even the legendary hero, Rosalie-chan; they are all your allies, Makoto. Move there with everyone. And while at it, cancel your marriage with the Water Oracle.” (Noah) 

Noah-sama also changes what she says a lot. 

You were the one who told me to get along with the Oracles, you know? 

” W-Wait! N-Not that! Sofia-chan will cry!” (Eir) 

Eir-sama suddenly gets flustered. 

“Ha! Even if that’s the case, as if I will let you use Makoto as a convenient tool!” (Noah) 

“M-Mako-kun~, I will be honest with you from now on, so at the very least please don’t cancel the marriage with Sofia-chan…” (Eir) 

Eir-sama is getting incredibly awkward?! 

I scratch my cheek and think for a bit. 

(…In the first place, the marriage with Princess Sofia is more of a verbal agreement. Is there no need to sign any documents?) (Makoto) 

“I will continue my Hero work, and my relationship with Princess Sofia will—” (Makoto) 

I was going to say ‘stay the same’…but then I realized. 

(Eir-sama seemed kind at a glance, but she had a pitch black side to her like just now, so maybe her Oracle, Princess Sofia, also has a dark side…) (Makoto) 

“Wait, Mako-kun! That’s a misunderstanding! Sofia-chan is different from me. She really is an innocent girl!” (Eir) 

Ah, she read my mind. 

Eir-sama just said ‘different from me’.

I direct my gaze at Noah-sama. 

“I can’t say for certain since Sofia-chan is not my believer, but…that girl is probably okay. Just because the Goddess has a bad personality doesn’t mean that the believers are the same. Especially Eir who has a perfect public face.” (Noah) 

“Oh my, how cruel. But Sofia-chan is always so worried about Mako-kun, she prays about him every night, you know? Isn’t she cute? That’s why, treasure her, okay?” (Eir) 

“Is it okay to tell me that?” (Makoto) 

It will be hard to look at her in the face. 

“I will lend you my strength from now on too, okay?! I am the Water Goddess, so don’t we have a good affinity, Mako-kun?” (Eir) 

“Don’t lie too much, okay?” (Makoto) 

I can’t trust her. 

Well, Noah-sama did hide that she was an Evil God though. 

Goddesses are liars! 

Don’t know if that applies to all of them though! 

“Ah, Makoto, looks like Furiae-chan has undone the petrification. You are about to wake up.” (Noah) 

“O-Oh, I see. I wanted to talk for a bit more though.” (Makoto) 

Especially about the war with the demons. 

The participation of the Heroes is compulsory after all… 

I really don’t want a war that has a high chance of losing… 

While I was thinking that, the figures of Noah-sama and Eir-sama grew dimmer. 

Looks like I am close to waking up. 

“Ah, right! A message from the Wood Goddess Freya! She asked me to thank you! She was grateful.” (Eir) 

I faintly hear that from Eir-sama. 

My vision was dyed pure white, and my consciousness grew distant.

I feel a rough sensation from my cheek. 

I look at my side and see that a black cat is licking my cheek. 

“…Tsui, huh.” (Makoto) 

Did she get worried about me? 

“Oh, you woke up, Statue Hero-san.” 

“…”

Right as I woke up, someone threw me a sarcastic comment with a pretty voice. 

That lovely face that’s like that of a secluded lady is… 

“Princess, huh…” (Makoto) 

“You… Why is it that I was able to undo the curse from the other elves and knights immediately, and yet, my own knight took a week? Are you underestimating zero magic resistance?” (Furiae) 

Furiae-san sighs with an exasperated tone. 

“There’s nothing I can do about it. No matter how much I level up, my Stats don’t go up at all.” (Makoto) 

I try to get up, and my body felt heavy like lead. 

It feels like the times when I have a fever of over 39 degrees. 

“Just stay down. You are still not in perfect shape.” (Furiae) 

Furiae-san forcefully lied me down again. 

I feel something soft on the back of my head. 

(Hm?) 

Now that I think about it, Furiae-san is looking down on me from the side. 

Could this position be… 

When I use the Perspective Change to look from the outside, there was me being given a lap pillow by Furiae-san. 

(T-This is a bit embarrassing.) (Makoto) 

“No, I’m okay already.” (Makoto) 

I tried my best to get up. 

“Huuh? Is my Knight getting embarrassed here? Well, looking at the world’s most beautiful face from up-close, it can’t be helped that you would feel that way. You should get charmed already.” (Furiae) 

Furiae-san seems to be having fun.

(World’s most beautiful, huh…) (Makoto) 

I remember Noah-sama and Eir-sama who I saw just recently in my dream. 

The two of them had beauty that surpassed common sense. 

Hmmm. 

(I shouldn’t compare her to them.) (Makoto) 

To put it bluntly, if I were to make the comparison with those two, Furiae-san would look normal. 

“What’s with that face?” (Furiae) 

Furiae-san makes a face of suspicion. 

Oops, it showed in my face.

“…You are beautiful no matter how many times I look at you, Princess.” (Makoto)

“Hey! Why are you saying that as if trying to get out of it?! Your gaze as if pitying me is irritating!” (Furiae)

She drums my head.

Tsui must have been surprised by the voice of Furiae-san, it left somewhere.

“Wait, it plain hurts!” (Makoto)

There’s no way my weakling body can take the drumming of one of the strongest of humanity, an Oracle! 

But Furiae-san doesn’t stop.

“I really can’t forgive you! You took the Mage-san and Warrior-san, and left only me behind. And my Knight came back all nonchalantly as a statue!” (Furiae)

“Aah, you were worried, huh. Thanks, Princess.” (Makoto)

“Shut up, shut up! Next time, bring me too!” (Furiae)

“No, can’t do.” (Makoto)

Bringing an Oracle to the battlefield should be a no.

(But well, I feel bad for making her worry.) (Makoto)

I tried to calm down Furiae-san who continues drumming my head, and I thought about not pushing myself so much in the future.

I just woke up and my head was still half-asleep.

That’s why I didn’t notice a person approaching.

“You seem to be having fun, Hero Makoto.” 

“Eh?” (Makoto)

Princess Sofia was looking down at me with cold eyes and tone.

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80 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 147: Takatsuki Makoto learns about the Goddess

  1. So humans are just insects to Gods. Not surprising if you consider the difference in power between humans and Gods. If we think like that, we could say that the battle between demons and humans is just a game to kill time for them.

    [“Oh my, how cruel. But Sofia-chan is always so worried about Mako-kun, she prays about him every night, you know? Isn’t she cute? That’s why, treasure her, okay?” (Eir) ]
    Sofia is too cute !

    Also, Furiae seems to be closer to Makoto than before.

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    1. It explains why Eir and Noah can be on such good terms, to them this is like a political tug of war. Its just deciding who holds the most power for what is a small amount of time to them, though Makoto seems outside all forms of common sense even god wise.

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      1. Now that the fall is all but guaranteed how does everyone the light hero will handle it? Will he completely lose it like another hero we all know who lost his girl (in his head) to the demon king. Well I thought thats how the story would have progressed when I saw the summary. Makoto would gather all the other races including demons opressed by humanity as followers and become the new demon king with 1 god.

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  2. Thank you kami-sama.

    @arashstella It seems to me like she’s fallen already or is a lap pillow something a girl would give to a guy who isn’t a relative while she loves another guy.

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    1. You are right. Also, I can’t just imagine a future where Furiae and Sakurai could be together due to their status (devilkin, moon oracle, light hero, etc). The feelings of Sakurai for Furiae seems more like guilt+affection than love and for Furiae’s, it seems more like affection than love as she is probably not familiar with that feeling.

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      1. It’s more like a chick’s imprint. He was the first human to be nice to her. This 1 wears off though. Makoto ends up being a more realistic choice because he’s 100% immune to her charm. Sakurai is more like 90% or 99%.

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      2. Sakurai and Saki both feel strong guilt toward Furiae, while Furiae feels gratitude towards Sakurai. You could also call it a puppy love for her first “genuine” human connection without the other party being charmed into doing so.

        To be honest, despite how she acts, Furiae is also a virgin and completely new to love just as much as other girls. She might be even more inexperienced compared to normal girls her age due to her experiences in love. Her charm makes her most likely doubt how the opposite gender approaches her if its genuine or simply due to her charm.

        Sakurai has strong resistances to it during the day and somewhat at night. But if Furiae touches him, then its matter of will power and his skill. However, Makoto is completely immune to charm and all his actions are genuine.

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  3. Sofia, we need to work on your definition of ‘having fun’.

    “The remaining ones would be crazy in the head and would die, I guess?” (Eir)
    Now I’m even more convinced that Geralt is the reincarnation of some hastily soul-ripped demon.

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      1. Well now that’s an interesting thought. We already knew he was reincarnated. His class had a mountain dropped on them and gradually froze to death. What we don’t know is how that reincarnation process works. They may just be a group of studentOS running on reformatted demon soulware. Or it’s possible the normal soul ‘cleansing’ process involves repeatedly reincarnating any dangerously powerful entities in a magic-free partition universe. Hell, Sakurai could actually be the reincarnation of the previous light hero if the new gods decided to shelve him with all the other dangerous souls after their war.

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      2. Well personally I think only Makoto had that happen to him. None of his other classmates seem messed up in the head to suggest that they were previously demons that went through reincarnation. I think that if Makoto really is somebody that had this Sacrificial Offering used on him, that something went wrong and he reincarnated on Earth because of it instead of this world and it’s just luck that he ended up being isekai’d back to this world again.

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  4. It’s September 15! You know what happens!
    PADORU-PADORU-PADORU-PADORU
    . ∩ .∩ Thanks Nepu!
    . い_cノ / ̄>O Merry
    .c/・ ・っ (ニニニ)△△  Christmas
    .(”●” ) .(・ω・ )[∥]  And A
    O┳Oノ)=[ ̄てノ ̄ ̄]  Happy
    ◎┻し◎ ◎――◎=3   Nepu Year!
    PADORU-PADORU-PADORU-PADORU

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  5. That’s right Makoto-kun! Gods are all bastards, they can only look at humans as lower life forms that should die for their cause if commanded. They are not worth serving at all….

    …with some exceptions. I can introduce you to a truly sincere and powerful God. All you need to do to meet him is pray using these words:

    “The Fool that doesn’t belong to this era.

    The mysterious ruler above the gray fog.

    The King of Yellow and Black who wields good luck.”

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  6. So Eir really is just being pragmatic. Humans only got a 50% chance of winning this coming war with the demons (I’m blaming those chances due to the bullshit Sun Country) so having a bunch of high level demons become reincarnated into heroes to possibly mount a comeback afterwards just makes sense. Even if there’s a high risk that probably half of those people will become insane and die in the process.

    Anyways even though Eir has a dark side, all gods do. Even Noah initially hid that she was an evil god from Makoto and she also just gave a halfhearted apology to Eir when her previous apostle Cain killed Eir’s hero and a bunch of other heroes.

    Furi is really falling for Makoto. She sounded pretty distraught when Makoto left her behind and then he returned to her as a petrified statue. Then she gave him a lap pillow. And now Sofia has shown up. Incoming shuraba. Oh ho ho.

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    1. The ‘less than 50%’ is not because of the Sun kingdom (and without its efforts the chances would probably be less than 20% or even 10%) but instead simply due to just how irrationally powerful the demon god is. It was only several circumstances lining up – some only by chance – that allowed the hero of the past to slay him. Keep in mind that this success also required the death of nearly every other hero of that era, and still he only barely won. Unless the demon god is slain almost as soon as he returns (before he has fully recovered from the process) then there is little chance of defeating him any time in the next several decades or even centuries.

      On the other hand, it seems that since the fall of the ‘evil / titan’ deities the world has gone through cycles of being ruled by demons and humans. The holy deities believed they had broken that cycle after the final death of the demon god, but the Typhon cult found a couple of possible ways around that – one being a way to potentially resurrect the demon god by sacrificing to him continuously for centuries to keep his soul alive and gradually restore his power until he is strong enough to resurrect himself. And the holy deities seem to have only recently learned of this, so they are panicking a bit at the thought of the horrors of the past demon-ruled cycles returning (along with their massive reduction in power due to the vast culling of their worshippers) after a thousand years of believing it was all over (after who knows how many cycles).

      As for viewing their worshippers like insects, since they get some benefit from them I think it would be more accurate to say the deities view them similar to farmers raising sheep, pigs, or chickens. If a few die but the flock survives, then all is well. They may even have a favored one or two among the flock that they especially look after (like their oracles). But most of them are just sources of benefit (divine power, instead of food / wool / etc). Because of this they will go out of their way to make sure the herd / flock as a whole survives and even prospers, but as for individuals – most of the time they simply don’t really care much unless it happens to be their current pet [oracle].

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      1. I’m pretty sure the one being resurrected is the demon king Iblis. And the reason why the humans only barely won was because of Abel. Every other hero got killed by Cain who seems to have originally been somebody from Japan since I seem to recall they mentioned his true name once and it was Japanese-sounding. Anyways if he really was Japanese then he’d be overpowered as how the majority of transported people are when they end up in that world as the Church taught to Makoto’s class when they got transported their. So basically that war ended up boiling down to one OP isekai’d person -Abel- versus another OP isekai’d person -Cain- and without either of the two, the war between humans and the demon king would have been much more of a toss up. And that is exactly why the demon gods tricked Noah and had her charm Cain which drove him crazy and then convinced them to side with Iblis.

        Anyways when I say that the humans’ chances being only 50% is the fault of the Sun Country I mean because the country is full of elitists and racists. They are bound to cause problems with the other countries because of that and make their armies not be united. We saw how their elitism and racism almost got the country destroyed because they oppressed all the demihumans while then ignoring their resentment by introducing them to drugs just so that they wouldn’t have to deal with them which made it super easy for the Snake Church to infiltrate and brainwash them with drugs to cause a rebellion that would be used as a distraction so that they could release a horde of Taboo Monsters and 1000 year old ancient monsters. The Sun Country was just lucky that Sakurai and Makoto were there to foil the Snake Church’s plans. Otherwise the country would have been destroyed. Now imagine the human countries raising an army to combat Iblis: it’s gonna be full of commoners and other races so what do you think will happen when they encounter the elitist racists from the Sun Country? They’ll either try to order everybody else around, they’ll refuse to work with them or in the worst case scenario may start conflicts and possibly even killings because they don’t want to take orders from commoners or non-humans.

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  7. Thanks for the chapter~ can’t wait for people to constantly come and wake Makoto up even though he’s constantly being told to go to sleep by the healers~ wonder where Lucy and Aya are now~

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  8. > MC: “When I use the Perspective Change to look from the outside, there was me being given a lap pillow by Furiae-san. ”

    I think this is impossible. Furi-san has a D-cup plot. So looking at her upward, her mouth should be covered a little bit by her plot while lying on her lap.
    Its impossible i think he didnt notice right away

    > MC having been sleep for a week because of the petrification
    Having Furi-san caring for him is not surprising. But the most surprising was he was having a lap pillow with someone like Furi san with a waist of a good bearer and a total beauty after all

    > Princess Sofia looking at them coldly
    Maybe, there’s a follow up oracle to her from Eir saying something foolish to make it more meatier the relationship between the two, or
    Princess Sofia was jealous because she wants to service Makoto a lap pillow as well by seeing him happy with Furi, or
    She can’t take in anymore the social pressure that the idea of a lap pillow is not an appropriate act of a princess

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  9. This is it folks, the moment of truth : no matter how holier-than-thou they act, the so called “Holy Gods” aren’t much better than the so called “Evil Gods” aren’t they? Still, at least in this case they are talking about making the best use of resources “liberated” from the enemy. Better that they be reborn into insanity than staying your enemy, and better to gamble on their usability than to leave them unused in time of need. The reasoning is tactically sound, morally rotten.

    Also, I’m smelling another Goddess crashing in Noah’s place. Then consider that IRL Freya is basically Nordic Ishtar, makes you wonder how things will go.

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  10. i don’t wanna see makoto go down the ntr route especially againts a bro the sun hero route but to be honest
    furiae is friggin cute!
    also
    SHURABA!

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  11. Information is power! Makoto is entering the deep water and doesn’t realize it. Don’t you hate MC that are as dense as bedrock? Go forth and make babies indiscriminately. Thanks for the chapter. Is it the author or just people from that part of the world that don’t want to make out? About 90% of the stories are the same.

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  12. I wonder if Noah’s “evil God” status is also due to Eir manipulating her. She seems easy to trick.

    Sad to see Fu lose to the goddesses, guess mortals can’t compete.

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  13. Thanks for chap
    Kinda got why they told higher worlds and stuff now. Its cuz mc will have to go up there tk fk up the gods.

    The gods see humans as insects ,makes me wonder why they bother ruling them then? Maybe its for the offerings they give.
    I remembered we had a chap where Noah spoke with the titan and her personality there was extremely different.

    Tbh I’m hoping Noah isn’t like them and doesn’t see ppl only as insects to be used (idk how she treated the prev apostle so no idea).

    How many ppl calling it that shuri will be back as a crazy person who’s fanatic towards mc?.

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  14. I have been wondering for a while about Sofia still calling him “Hero Makoto”..
    I thought since chapter 120 they decided to call each other without formality.
    Since she’s the one who proposed this, it’s kind of weird that she’s the only one calling Makoto with “Hero”.

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  15. > I look at my side and see that a black cat is licking my cheek.
    > “…Tsui, huh.” (Makoto)
    > Did she get worried about me?

    BLACK CATS ARE MALES!! THIS IS BLASPHEMY

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  16. Oh dear. Looks like the new gods can’t be trusted after all. A shame. I liked Eir, but…well…
    At least she’s better than Coacervate when he gets nasty, I guess.

    This goddess nearly cost her oracle a happy marriage. Even if human life means nothing to them, there are still consequences to losing trust.

    I wonder what nasty piece of work Geralt came from, in this case?

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  17. Thanks for the chapter! ^^
    With all his achievements, Makoto will end up in a central position along with Sakurai. Like one major front for Sakurai and another for Makoto with other heroes for support.
    And 50% success rate is quite high for our hardcore Makoto! x)

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