WM – Chapter 150: Takatsuki Makoto speaks to the Great Sage

“Then, Spirit User-kun, I have come to see you.” 

Pure white hair and robe, and fiery shining red eyes.

The Great Sage-sama that was supposed to be in the Sun Country was in the house of the Kanan Chief. 

She walks over here with long strides.

“Gueh!” (Makoto)

She suddenly grabbed the collar of my shirt.

“Great Sage-sama?!” “Sensei?!” 

Princess Sofia and Lucy raise their voice in surprise.

“Johnny’s son, I will be borrowing the room deep inside.” 

“Y-Yes, Great Sage-sama! Go ahead and take your time.” (Woltz)

“Umu.” 

The moment she said that, my field of view turned pitch black.

◇◇

“Eh?” (Makoto)

“I used Teleport. I wanted to talk with you for a bit, you see.” 

Is this the deep room that the Village Chief was talking about…? 

It is dim, there’s bookshelves in the surroundings, and it is slightly dusty.

*Click*

A loud noise resonated from the back.

She locked the door with magic?

How wary she is here…

“Is it a talk that must definitely not be heard by others?” (Makoto)

“…”

The Great Sage-sama’s eyes that were shining red in the darkness were staring straight at me.

It is not the usual calm smile, but serious eyes.

“You apparently defeated the Demon Lord, Bifrons.” 

“Apparently, yeah…” (Makoto)

Did she go through the trouble of coming all the way to Spring Log just to talk about that?

“…”

“Great Sage-sama?” (Makoto)

The Great Sage-sama has the body of a small child, so when she lowers her head, I can’t see her expression.

A while passes, and she begins to speak in a whisper.

“…I told you I am a vampire, right?” 

“Yeah, you said so in the Sun Country.” (Makoto)

That surprised me.

After that, she exposed that I am a virgin, and got my blood sucked…

“I was originally a human and was made into a vampire…and the one who did that was the Demon Lord, Bifrons. In other words, for me, the one considered as my ‘father’ as a vampire was him.” 

“Eh?!” (Makoto)

The father of the Great Sage-sama?

Hm?

I defeated her father?

“U-Uhm…” (Makoto)

Cold sweat ran down.

I thought that nothing bad would happen after defeating a Demon Lord.

Leaving aside people on the side of the demons like Setekh-san…no, the Great Sage-sama is also a demon…moreover, it was a relative of hers…

“U-Uhm, I don’t know what to say to that…” (Makoto)

“Well done, Spirit User-kun. The only one I couldn’t fight against was the Demon Lord, Bifrons. Vampires can’t go against their Parents. I will kill any other Demon Lord the moment they step into the West Continent though. The Snake Church must have been planning the revival of Bifrons as an anti Great Sage, but…kukuku! Spirit User-kun got in their way real well.” 

The Great Sage-sama laughs in an evil manner.

In other words, the usual.

Hmm, this is…

“Does that mean you are not angry that I defeated your ‘parent’?” (Makoto)

“Angry for the defeat of Bifrons? He ruled over half of the West Continent 1,000 years ago, and treated the humans like livestock, you know? My human parents, the people in my village; everyone was eaten by the demon subordinates of Bifrons. If I could, I would have torn him from limb to limb with my own hands…” 

The Great Sage-sama showed her fangs and grinded her teeth.

“Well, 1,000 years ago, I was saved by Abel just before I was about to be eaten, and managed to live on thanks to that. This time around, Abel is not here. If Bifrons had come back, I would have had no choice but to ask the Light Hero-kun… But the Light Hero-kun is naive after all.” 

“Sakurai-kun is working hard though.” (Makoto)

I reflexively take the side of my long friend.

“I know. He is getting stronger. By the time the Northern Expedition comes, he will have become decent.” 

“He really is a diligent one, so please help him out.” (Makoto)

He is a bit indecisive though.

Especially when it comes to women! 

It seems the Great Sage-sama thought of something in my words and her mouth warped.

“Is it okay for you to be worrying about others all the time, Spirit User-kun? Highland, no, the nobles of the whole West Continent are aiming for you, you know?” 

“…Really?” (Makoto)

Princess Sofia was saying something similar to that, but is that really the case?

“The greedy people are already thinking about what’s after the war against the demons, and are computing the gains. The reincarnation of the Savior, the Light Hero-kun that came from another world is in the hands of the Highland royalty. Then, what will be important is the ‘Second Biggest Contributor’.” 

“…I see.” (Makoto)

The war still hasn’t even begun, you know?

“Oi oi, you are lacking a sense of danger. There’s a Hero that has defeated a Demon Lord and doesn’t know politics, moreover, is employed by a weak country. Most of the nobles are thinking that, if they give you a juicy bait, they will be able to pull you to their side. They also want to take a sweet portion of the land of the Demonic Continent after the war -using the card of ‘the Hero that defeated a Demon Lord’.” 

Haah, the nobles are thinking that?

“…So political stuff, then. But I am supposedly engaged to Princess Sofia though?” (Makoto)

“They must be thinking they can shut up the royalty of a weak country someway or another. Sofia really has it rough.” 

(The standing of the Water Country is seriously weak…) (Makoto)

“What do you plan on doing from now on, Spirit User-kun?” 

“My current plan is to go to the Fire Country, Great Keith…” (Makoto)

According to what I have heard, maybe I should lay low?

Should I consult with Princess Sofia?

“Fumu, the militaristic country, Great Keith, huh. It might not be bad. The people there are all muscle heads, and aren’t good at political stuff. By the way, avoid going to the commercial country of Camelon. There’s only racoons there. They will try to honey trap you in an instant.” 

“Charm magic doesn’t work on me, so it will be okay.” (Makoto)

When I respond with confidence, the Great Sage-sama shakes her head amazed.

“Idiot. As if charm magic matters. You will stay in an inn, and by the time you wake up in the morning, you will find an unknown naked woman sleeping by your side. Then, in around half a year, she will be carrying a mysterious baby, and you will be made to take responsibility.” 

“…”

Oi oi oi, don’t joke around.

I am a virgin here.

Great Sage-sama must have caught onto my expression, she grinned.

“When that happens, I will use my Appraisal Skill to prove your virginity.” 

“Can you please not?!” (Makoto)

That’s the kind where my virginity is exposed to the whole country! 

“If you don’t want that to happen, don’t get close to that place.”

“Okay…” (Makoto)

Society is scary. 

“Thank you very much for all the advice, Great Sage-sama… What’s the matter?” (Makoto)

I gave my thanks and was thinking about leaving the room already, but I felt the clinging gaze of the Great Sage-sama.

It is not an angry expression.

It is more like the expression of a cat in front of fish.

“I am hungry.” 

Aah, that, huh.

“…Go ahead.” (Makoto)

I kneeled, opened my collar a bit, and offered my neck.

“Fufu, nice boy… *Ahm*.” 

“!” 

A slight pain and small pleasant feeling ran through my body.

Is my body getting used to it?

I don’t like that.

*Gulp gulp gulp*

I hear the gulping sounds of her throat.

It is an elegant way of drinking.

It is completely different from the vampire I met a few days ago.

Now that I think about it, he was also a demon from 1,000 years ago.

Maybe she knows him?

“Great Sage-sama, do you know of the demon, Setekh?” (Makoto)

“…Don’t talk to me while I am eating. Of course I know. It is a problematic enemy. Right, you were apparently petrified by him. Well, he doesn’t eat people. He only thinks about petrifying.” 

“Eh?” (Makoto)

Doesn’t eat people…?

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

“You didn’t know? Setekh was originally a weak undead, and was made stronger with the Awakening of Iblis. A price for that was that he now has a curse where ‘he can’t attack people’. He can’t drink the blood of people. He was looked down upon by his demon brethren as a half-assed vampire…but those Petrification Eyes are a threat for us.” 

So there were those circumstances.

No wonder he didn’t try to drink the blood of Prince Leonard, Janet-san, and I.

“Did you talk to him?” 

“Yeah, when I told him the last words of Bifrons, he got happy.” (Makoto)

But if he can’t attack people, he isn’t that much of a threat?

No, he incapacitated most of the elf warriors with his petrification.

He really is a threat.

“Oi! You had a conversation with Bifrons?!” 

The Great Sage-sama got flustered for the first time.

“Y-Yeah…a bit.” (Makoto)

“Impossible… He shouldn’t have had any of his self remaining… If I remember correctly, at that time…” 

The small Sage-sama trembles.

“…What did he say?” 

“Uhm, it seemed like he didn’t remember much of himself. He did say ‘who am I?’.” (Makoto)

“…Did he say anything about Abel? Or maybe someone of 1,000 years ago?” 

The Great Sage-sama questions with a serious expression.

Hmm, not really…

“I don’t think he did.” (Makoto)

“…I see. That’s fine then.” 

I can’t see the expression of the Great Sage-sama when she hangs her head down.

What was that?

The gulping sounds return.

(Hmm, so bored. Also, I am providing my blood here, so I wouldn’t want to do so for free.) (Makoto)

Since I have the chance…

I should ask for some advice.

“Great Sage-sama, how can I get stronger?” (Makoto)

“…That’s sudden. You are the Hero that defeated a Demon Lord, you know?” 

As I said, I didn’t defeat him.

The Demon Lord himself wished for death.

“My fighting style is showing its limits already.” (Makoto)

“…Fumu. But your stats are the lowest in humanity, Spirit User-kun. I think you are fighting well by covering it up with Spirit Magic and your sacred treasure though…” 

 “But I couldn’t keep up with the battle of the Crimson Witch, and if Bifrons felt like it, I would have died.” (Makoto)

I can’t help but feel like there’s a thick wall between them and me.

I feel like…I can’t go on like this.

“…You want to get stronger? But if you want to get dramatically stronger than what you are now…you would have no choice but to give up your humanity.” 

“Eh?” (Makoto)

“Don’t take me seriously. For example; let’s say I make you a vampire. Your physical capabilities will most likely increase.” 

“Ooh!” (Makoto)

“The price for that would be that you wouldn’t be able to use Spirit Magic anymore. Spirits don’t like undead.” 

“…That won’t work then.” (Makoto)

So that’s a no go, huh.

In the first place, I have no intention of becoming a vampire.

“Don’t make that face. You can rely on me more. Do you know what you and I are called in the Sun Country?” 

“We are being treated as lovers, right?” (Makoto)

According to Princess Noel.

“What, so you did know.” 

The Great Sage-sama puckers her lips unamused.

What reaction was she expecting?

Anyways…

“Isn’t it enough blood already?” (Makoto)

“Just a bit more.” 

Even if you say that with a cute upward glance.

“…I am getting anemic here.” (Makoto)

She is sucking a whole lot today! 

By the way, the Great Sage-sama is on my lap.

She is straddled in front of me and has her legs wrapped around my waist.

Looking at it with RPG Player, this is quite the questionable position.

(I don’t want Lucy and Sa-san to see me looking like this.) (Makoto)

“Waah, Boyfriend-kun is cheating!” 

““?!””

Someone suddenly appeared in the room.

“Rosalie-san!” (Makoto)

She went as far as teleporting?

“Oi, Crimson Lass! Did you come here to interrupt my meal?” 

The Great Sage-sama instantly had her mood turned sour. She showed her fangs and glared.

“That’s right! You entered my turf without permission, so fight me! This time around, I will win!” (Rosalie)

“Lass, I will show you the difference in experience.” 

That moment they said this, the two of them disappeared.

(…Teleport?) (Makoto)

Moreover, chantless.

I really can’t imagine myself fighting against people of that level.

At that moment…the sound of explosions rang at the sky outside.

Looks like the Great Sage-sama and Rosalie-san are fighting.

(Uwah, they are shooting monarch spells consecutively.) (Makoto)

That’s crazy.

The battle of the Great Sage-sama and the Crimson Witch continued for the whole night.

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69 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 150: Takatsuki Makoto speaks to the Great Sage

  1. [“…Did he say anything about Abel? Or maybe someone of 1,000 years ago?” ]
    So there was really someone else 1,000 years ago. Is there a secret about Abel and would that secret explain why Abel “dissapeared”? Who is that “someone” ? I think that person is probably Makoto.

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      1. Remember that Makoto was petrified before he could tell his name to Setekh. This is definitely a foreshadowing because Setekh would have probably recognized his name. So I think the person who looks like Makoto is a Makoto who traveled to the past and met Bifrons. But that Makoto would have a different apperance(age) or a different vibe (new power that makes him look strong or something else).

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    1. Hahaha, I was about to make this point as well. Yeah, if you piece these 3 facts together, it seems like a solid foreshadowing for time travel. There is Destiny Magic after all, so maybe the Fate Goddess could send him back?

      Thanks for the chapter Reigokai!

      P.S.: lf this theory proved to be true, I would LOVE to see an encounter between Noah’s apostles lol

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  2. Any excuse to get into a fight.
    Anyways, mention someone from 1,000 years ago?
    Looks like the Great Sage may have a bigger reason for interest in Makoto than just his virginity.

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  4. Thanks for the chapter! Also wonder why the great sage put emphasis on Abel when Makoto mentioned talking to the stone vampire(can’t remember name and don’t wanna scroll up) maybe the dude might actually know something about Abel when he went travelling after the founding of the sun kingdom? Kinda curious, also wonder what’s gonna happen at the fire kingdom, will Makoto befriend another hero or will they try to challenge him to show others that if they can beat Makoto then they could have also defeated the demonlord? I mean the great sage did say the people there were all muscle heads

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  5. Thank you kami-sama.
    Another good one. From her and Bifrons words I can only assume he looks like Abel. Possibly a descendant? Seems like she might really become his lover now. I wonder how he’ll get stonger. Anxiously awaiting those 6 freebies. Give us an update on your status when your website issue is resolved. Bye-bye for now kami-sama.

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      1. I mean, he can’t even be Abel’s descendant because he’s from Japan whereas Abel is from this world and there’s no indication of him traveling to earth.

        Reincarnation or such on the other hand…. If Makoto really is related to this mysterious individual, the question is, what is this person?

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      2. I mean, makoto can be his descendant more or less, idk about this, what im going to say is purely a product of my sleep deprived brain,

        what if the other person that was there was a female ancestor of makoto?
        she met Abel and they fell in love and were in the same party, she defeated bifrons and was allowed to go back to earth and Abel after finishing his fight asked to be sent to her world to meet her again

        another thing would be a relative of Cain that Abel knew would not be able lo live a normal life so he asked the goddesses to sent him to another world,(it has been said that Cain was insane thanks to his goddes but nothing else has been said about him right? so what if he had a family before going ape shit on the heroes?)

        I feel there is more to the relationship between Cain and Abel there must be something as to why they have those specific names.

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  6. Thanks for the chapter!

    Oh my, Makoto is locked in that room alone for that night? Poor guy

    “We are being treated as lovers, right?” (Makoto)

    According to Princess Noel.

    “What, so you did know.”

    The Great Sage-sama puckers her lips unamused.

    She’s puckering her lips after she learns that Makoto knew about it, not from the beginning that should indicating that she isn’t happy with the rumour about them. Hmmm, interesting

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    1. It is strange that Abel and Anna didn’t end up together. What could be so important for Abel to leave Anna alone and disappear ? Without even making a child with Anna? I can think of a few possibilities.

      1) Abel loved someone else (remember that the Calamity Witch who also dissapeared?)

      2) Anna loved someone else (maybe the person 1,000 years ago the Great Sage mentioned?)

      3) The Great Sage asked if Bifrons said anything about Abel and that information could possibly explain why he dissapeared. That information is probably something that can be learned from fighting/observing/using the [Appraisal] Skill. The Great Sage also didn’t ask anything about the Saint or Johnny which is also suspicious. So I think why Abel dissapeared is because Abel is Anna. Indeed, if you were pretending to be 2 different people of different gender and you were expected to make a child with yourself, it would be quite difficult to do it and you will need a good reason to refuse. A solution for that would be to make the person you are pretending to be missing or dead. The problem is why would you pretend to be 2 different people. My guess is that Abel/Anna can somehow change their gender but can’t control it for some reasons or conditions (anyone read Ranma 1/2 ?) and it resulted to the creation of Abel/Anna.

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      1. For me, the biggest hint is that Abel said he had someone “waiting for him”.

        Based on this, my main theory is that he had something going on with the Calamity Witch to mirror Sakurai and Furiae’s thing.
        Either that or he was actually talking about Noah. Like maybe he inherited Cain’s will (considering their name connection). In which case, he left to go save Noah and probably died fighting the Leviathan.

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      2. Idea 1 : possible
        Idea 2 : possible, but then why that person got remove from History ?
        Idea 3 : don’t know if possible, but interesting.

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    2. Maybe she wanted to ask about Cain?

      Personally I believe Makoto is the reincarnation of Cain since people that knew Cain keep initially mistaking Makoto for him.

      Anyways the Saint should be dead since they were human and I don’t know about Johnny since he’s an elf and I don’t remember what their max lifespan is but I think they mentioned he’s still alive traveling.

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      1. Mistake him for Cain how though? As far as I know the closest thing to happen that way is Setekh who was hoping to fight alongside an apostle of Noah once again. Mostly because both of them were lone wolves who tend to hunt alone (Abel because he’s charmed crazy, Setekh because petrification). Before that, mostly Sofia got scared and depressed, while Fuji-yan mostly concerned for Makoto. IIRC nobody’s straight up mistaken him for Cain (notwithstanding the fact that Cain was a one-man hero-murder machine while Makoto has stats so shit it gives shit a bad name).

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      2. Possible, but they still don’t really touch the subject of reincarnation in this world. They said that Sakurai is the reincarnation of Abel, but until confirmation from the goddesses, that just propaganda for me. Same thing for princess Noel.

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  7. C’mon Makoto. People have been trying to honey trap you since you beat Geralt back in Highland and none of those attempts had anything to do with Charm Magic. Why would you assume that any subsequent honey traps would all use Charm Magic. That’s a big failure on Makoto’s part and something I would expect him to know about the possibility of happening.

    At the same time, Makoto who is as dense as a neutron star is able to point out how indecisive Sakurai is especially when it comes to women.

    Anyways this whole visit from the Great Sage felt to me less about discussing things with Makoto and more about her just wanting to suck Makoto…’s blood and raise their affection meters >.>

    Meanwhile Makoto wants to get stronger and the Great Sage said he can if he abandons his humanity. She probably shouldn’t have said that because I feel like Makoto would easily do it without a second thought as long as he also gets to keep his spirit magic. Well he’s already sorta inhuman now anyways since his perspective is from outside of reality because of RPG Player. Maybe once he levels up enough he’ll finally be able to get skillpoints that he can allocate. I mean Sa-san didn’t initially have extra lives due to her Action Game Player until she hit level 30 I think it was so maybe a similar thing can happen with Makoto.

    Every time I see the name Great Keith I keep thinking about Bandit Keith from Yugioh <.<

    So their next destination seems to be Great Keith and everyone there are a bunch of muscleheads. Why do I feel like everyone their will end up calling Sa-san "Anego"? She is physically the strongest one of the group and could take on a hero.

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  8. Thanks for the chapter.

    I can’t remember if anyone else threw this theory out or not but I wonder if Abel’s disappearance was actually him returning to Earth. Depending on the timing of such things it could lead into him being the ancestor of one or more of the people from Makoto’s class.

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  9. Oooh. That was definitely Sage-san tipping her hand and implying that Takki is connected to the time 1000 years ago. What possibilities are there, though? Reincarnation? Reused soul? Time Travel? That’s it, right?

    Kekekeke. The only one the Great Sage can’t crush is off the table, so don’t we actually have a big advantage now? I guess humanity as a whole is still at a disadvantage-mostly because they’re too busy bickering for power instead of fighting something trying to kill them all. …In any other year, I’d call that unrealistic.

    Setekh “can’t attack humans”, huh? How…convenient. His eyes are scary, but this restriction plus his poor control certainly explains why he’s looked down on. Maybe we can do something about this and win him over…

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  10. Thanks for the chapter, would someone finally resolve the mystery about who he looks like and the disappearance of some of the characters from before?

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  11. Hmm, so there’s ‘someone’ from a thousand years ago that concerns Bifrons and Great Sage, who isn’t Abel? Does this have to do with the whole ‘mistaken identity’ thing? Bifrons said that the person he mistook Makoto for wasn’t a hero, which does indeed rule out Abel, more flags? More plot hook at least, and it doesn’t seem like it has ever been mentioned by anyone but Bifrons and Great Sage thus far.

    Also, controlling a vampire’s progenitor huh? That’s certainly going to work on some vamps, so the vampires here are that type? The ones who maintain magically enforced control over their descendants? So Bifrons was a vampire? Makes sense I guess, he’s undead but relatively fleshy. The Snake Church is indeed good at this sort of subterfuge after all.

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  12. Thanks for chap
    wow plot got exposed so quickly.
    90%+ of us are already sure that
    mc was present 1000years ago(implied) ,
    hero abel has no history other than his heroic deeds and that he disappered to save girl,
    Mc lookalike(?) hated to death by bifrons ,
    setekh knows his name/shouldnt know his name,
    Great sage is concerned that he shouldnt know stuff of 1000 years ago at any cost,
    only mc can hear the demon lord’s voice,
    none of the gods/titans have given any suspicious reactions to his name and face.

    Tell me if i missed any point

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  13. One of the most frightening experience in life was you spectate a battle between two super magician in the guise of a loli, while not minding your state of danger because they were so cute…

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  14. As always, thank you for your great work!
    Well did The Sage just try to imply that she wants her to be in a relationship with him? – Remember that Sofia did the same thing before she engaged with him!

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  15. True. I am curious as well… There’s a big possibility that Makoto resembles someone from Bifron’s memories. Maybe the former Apostle of Noah from 1000 years ago? Bifron said that certain person was not a Hero. There’s also a possibility that he felt Noah’s power and influence from Makoto just like Sekteh, w/c made him mistake Makoto with Noah’s apostle from 1000 years ago…his reaction must be from the fact Noah’s apostle shouldn’t be alive anymore.

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  16. Another thing that has been bothering me ever since I started reading this… Why’s Makoto’s stats do not increase even though he’s training everyday? He was even able to kill a Demon lord and yet, there was no change at all in his stats? It’s like his stats were stuck or being hindered by something…

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