WM – Chapter 154: Takatsuki Makoto helps out in leveling

Sa-san.

Real name: Sasaki Aya.

Due to reincarnating in another world, her current race is Lamia.

Level is 35.

Her Status easily passes that of the Gold Rank Nina-san.

And Sa-san hasn’t trained seriously once since coming to this world.

The reason why is because she was strong from the very beginning.

What she did at Laberintos was a survival lifestyle.

Also learning a bit of make-believe martial arts from Nina-san.

The weapon she uses is the one that was gathering dust in the treasury of the Rozes royalty, the Fierce God Hammer.

She normally doesn’t use it and mostly serves the purpose of an accessory.

Lucy trains for several hours every day (to the very limits of her concentration).

I train for 12 hours everyday (it ends when I lose consciousness).

The training time of Sa-san is zero.

“I am the behind-the-scenes supporter in the party of Takatsuki-kun after all.” (Aya)

Saying this, she would do all the luggage, make the food, and do the shopping.

Even with all that, the strongest in our party is Sa-san.

Lucy may be able to use Monarch Rank magic, but her magic control is bad.

As for me, I would be sent flying with a single flick of her fingers.

In other words, there’s no knowing how strong she would become if she were to seriously train.

◇◇

“This place is cold though, Makoto!” (Lucy)

Lucy, who is always wearing lightly, hugs herself and is trembling.

“That’s because you have that attire.” (Makoto)

I lent my own coat to Lucy.

“Hey…My Knight, what’s in a place like this?” (Furiae)

The one who has a blanket covering her whole body all the way to her head and only her face is peeking out is Furiae-san.

When I told her ‘that appearance isn’t elegant’, she punched me.

This place is several kilometers away from the capital Gamuran of Great Keith.

What’s called the Seat of Giants, Giganto Chair,  and the remote region of Table Mountains that has many mountains round up.

The highest summit of Table Mountains has an elevation of close to 1,000 meters, and this almost perpendicular cliff is something that people can’t climb with their feet alone.

And different from the scorching heat of the desert that are the plains of the Fire Country, the temperature of this plateau is abnormally low.

We are currently standing there.

“What an outstanding view.” (Fuji) 

“Yeah, majestic.” (Makoto)

Fuji-yan and I looked down from the cliff into the vast orange land as we said this.

We came here with the Flying Ship of Fuji-yan.

“T-That’s dangerous, Takatsuki-kun.” (Aya)

“Danna-sama, please be careful.” (Nina)

Sa-san and Nina-san warned us while we were watching from close to the precipice.

We were too merry there, huh.

I turned my head over to Sa-san and said.

“Now, Sa-san, let’s go level up!” (Makoto)

“U-Uhm…okay. How?” (Aya)

Ah, right. I haven’t explained it yet.

We just suddenly brought them here.

“Allow me to explain, Sasaki-dono! Due to how tall this Table Mountain is, normal adventurers find it hard to come to, and there’s a lot of rare monsters living in it. Moreover, there’s the nest of monsters called Platinum Lizards that are great for leveling up!” (Fuji)

“Defeating a Platinum Lizard can bring you to max level in an instant. Isn’t that great, Sa-san?!” (Makoto)

“I-Is that so…” (Aya)

Sa-san was a little pulled back in contrast to Fuji-yan and I who are excited.

Why?

“Hey, Makoto, why do you know that?” (Lucy)

Lucy asked Fuji-yan and I.

“Oi oi, Lucy, isn’t it natural to search for the best leveling locations in RPGs?” (Makoto)

I made a ‘good grief’ gesture.

“For some reason, My Knight’s excitement is so high it is annoying…” (Furiae)

Furiae-san looked at me coldly.

Man, they don’t get it.

“By the way, where’s this so-called Platinum Lizard?” (Aya)

Sa-san looks around. 

At the top of the 1,000 meters elevation, there’s a rock surface and short weed growing, and with just a glance, there’s no living being here.

“That’s right, Takatsuki-sama, Danna-sama. The Platinum Lizard is a monster that takes half a day just to find it. Moreover, it is a scaredy cat, so it rarely shows up in front of people. That’s why adventurers don’t go through the trouble of coming all the way here…” (Nina)

Nina-san looks over here worried.

Fufufu, there’s no holes in that part.

Fuji-yan and I grin.

“Lucy, please make fire. A big one.” (Makoto)

“Eh, okay. It is cold…so fine. [Fireball].” (Lucy)

Lucy swung her staff and a giant fireball the size of a hut appeared.

“What should I do with this?” (Lucy)

“Maintain it like that for a while. Princess, please use Charm magic.” (Makoto)

Next, I ask Furiae-san.

“Me? Charm Magic to who?” (Furiae)

“Platinum Lizards like warm places. But because we are here, the scaredy Platinum Lizards won’t come out. Can you please bring them out with your Charm Magic?” (Makoto)

“You really work your people… Even though you abandoned me when the Fire Hero attacked.” (Furiae)

Oops, this is bad. 

She is a bit angry.

“No no no, Princess was hiding, so I simply thought you were safe.” (Makoto)

“Hmm, are you really telling the truth there? Haven’t you forgotten that you are my Guardian Knight?” (Furiae)

“It is okay, it is okay. I will properly guard you.” (Makoto)

“…Hmph. If you forget, I won’t forgive you.” (Furiae)

I nervously give my excuse and it seems like she accepted it for now.

Furiae-san threw off the blanket she had on.

“Woah.” (Nina)

Nina-san hurriedly caught it. 

“Then, here I go. I will be putting Charm Magic in my singing voice, so cover your ears, everyone…aside from My Knight.” (Furiae)

“Is Takatsuki-kun going to be okay?” (Aya)

“Is Makoto okay not covering his ears?” (Lucy)

Lucy and Sa-san made dubious expressions at the words of Furiae-san.

“Charm magic doesn’t work on My Knight anyways.” (Furiae)

“You say that, but you aren’t trying to charm Makoto here, are you?” (Lucy)

“You must not, Fu-chan. Takatsuki-kun is a man of three.” (Aya)

“I won’t! Your eyes are scary!” (Furiae)

Furiae-san was slightly taken  aback by this.

Also, Sa-san, what’s that about being a man of three?

“…Hm, here I go.” (Furiae)

Furiae-san takes a deep breath.

She places a hand on her chest and opens her mouth wide.

“~~~~♪.” (Furiae)

The clear voice of Furiae-san resonates. 

Her beautiful voice that rides the wind made me feel as if it were healing me.

(That’s Furiae-san for you…) (Makoto)

It is a singing voice that can’t even be compared to the Harpy Queen’s singing I heard at Laberintos.

By the time I noticed, things like birds and insects were gathering around Furiae-san and were listening to her singing.

And then, small and shining lizards came out from the shadow of rocks. 

They gathered close to the fireball of Lucy.

There were around 10.

“Ooh~, they’ve come out. A whole lot, a whole lot.” (Makoto)

When I directed a smile at Furiae-san, what came back was an unamused gaze.

“…I used my best Charm Magic there that even managed to control a stray dragon though. You felt nothing?” (Furiae)

“It would be troubling if I did, right?” (Makoto)

“Get a little bit Charmed at the very least.” (Furiae)

Can you please stop trying to Charm me at every chance you get? 

Are you Noah-sama?

I turn to where everyone is covering their ears at, and tap the shoulder of Sa-san.

{Sa-san, defeat them.} (Makoto)

{O-Okay… I feel bad for doing this though… But I have to get stronger!} (Aya)

Sa-san made a resolute expression.

She had her Fierce God Hammer in her hands.

The figure of Sa-san disappears.

The Dash attack of Sa-san’s Action Player combined with Stealth defeated the Platinum Lizards in an instant.

Sa-san leveled up in one go! 

◇◇

“Hero Makoto, you went to a faraway place to level up, right? Is it okay not to rest?” 

I was training in the garden of the inn, and Princess Sofia spoke to me from the back.

By the way, as expected from the lodging of Princess Sofia, there’s a garden with a pond and a fountain. There’s Water Spirits playing and having fun.

Or more like, there’s no Spirits unless there’s a waterplace like this.

I sat at the lawn of the garden while having fun talking with the Water Spirits and training my water magic.

By the way, Sa-san, Lucy, and Furiae-san went to the big bath after dinner, and they are apparently going to do a girl’s talk in their room.

Fuji-yan and Nina-san had work so they left.

“I will sit here, okay?” (Sofia)

“Okay.” (Makoto)

Princess Sofia sits just like me on the ground -on top of the lawn.

Moreover, she leaned her back on my back as if entrusting her body onto me. 

“U-Uhm…” (Makoto)

The soft sensation of Princess Sofia’s skin could be felt from my back.

“You left only me out of it.” (Sofia)

She is talking to me with her back facing me, so we both can’t see each other’s faces…is what Princess Sofia must be thinking, but with RPG Player’s perspective change, I confirmed her expression.

(She is sulking a whole lot…) (Makoto)

I did leave her a message though.

It would have been better to tell her directly huh.

“Is the leveling up going well?” (Sofia)

Leaving aside her expression, her tone alone was calm as she asked this.

“She leveled up 30 times with just today alone.” (Makoto)

Man, as expected of the bundle of experience points, the Platinum Lizards.

It makes all the leveling up I have done until now feel stupid.

“30?!” (Sofia)

Princess Sofia obviously couldn’t maintain her calm there, she turned over here, and her long hair brushed the back of my head.

I also turned around, so we were facing each other at close distance.

““……””

We looked at each other for several seconds.

“T-Then, Aya-san must have gotten a lot stronger now.” (Sofia)

Princess Sofia says with confidence in her face while  slightly red.

“No, sadly to say, it is still not enough. It seems it doesn’t reach the power of the Fire Hero.” (Makoto)

According to Sa-san.

They only fought for a bit, but she apparently is still far from reaching the Fire Hero Olga.

It is on a level that I can’t tell at all though.

The both of them are just way too strong.

“Do you think she will make it in time for the Martial Arts Tournament?” (Sofia)

Princess Sofia had a worried expression.

There’s around 2 weeks till the tournament in the Fire Country.

Princess Sofia has told them that Sa-san will be participating.

She got a bit worried, but she didn’t object to it.

It is apparently an event that takes in mind safety, so there’s no risk of death.

The Guardian Knight Old Man asked me ‘Hero-dono, you won’t participate…?’ as if it was regrettable. 

I can’t use my Water Spirits after all.

“I will do what I can in the remaining 2 weeks. I have thought up of a hidden method too just in case.” (Makoto)

“Understood. I will be looking forward to it.” (Sofia)

Princess Sofia’s expression softened.

But it soon turned into a stern one.

“One more thing. This is something I heard from Fujiwara-san but… I have heard that a comrade of yours has been made into a slave for the Bunnahabhain household…” (Sofia)

Kawakita Keiko-san, huh.

“About that, we are waiting for the investigation of Fuji-yan.” (Makoto)

“I am sorry… The Bunnahabhain household has a strong influence on the military in the Fire Country. Rozes often receives assistance from the Fire Country when there’s monster threats, so we can’t go too hard on this…” (Sofia)

She said saddened. 

The other party really is strong, huh.

“It can’t be helped. Ah, but now that I think about it, can’t we have Sakurai-kun or Princess Noel talk with those nobles?” (Makoto)

The reincarnation of the Savior and the next ruler of the Sun Country.

But the expression of Princess Sofia is still gloomy. 

“The Sun Country and the Fire Country may have a difference in national power as a whole, but in terms of military power, they are contenders. The Fire Country is aiming to obtain even more achievements than the Sun Country in the Northern Expedition. It would be hard to bring out this matter at this time…” (Sofia)

“I see…” (Makoto)

Well, Fuji-yan probably thought about this possibility a long time ago.

It really won’t be so easy, huh.

(If nothing works, there’s the deal with Eir-sama… But…) (Makoto)

The words of Noah-sama resurface in my mind.

‘Making deals with a God will invite your downfall’.

Relying on that is dangerous.

Let’s do this bit by bit.

That’s the only thing I can do.

“Isn’t it about time to rest? Staying late is bad for your health.” (Sofia)

Princess Sofia says.

I was thinking about continuing my training for a bit more, but for some reason, she grabbed my arm.

“Hero Makoto, training too much is poison to the body. It is about time to sleep.” (Sofia)

“No, I want to train for a bit more…wait, don’t pull.” (Makoto)

Princess Sofia dragged me off with impressive strength.

(Well, not like I can resist…) (Makoto)

There’s no way I can win against the Water Oracle in physical strength.

That day, I was forcefully pushed into my own room.

◇◇

From then on, in the morning we would level up Sa-san.

At night we continued gathering information in the bars.

It has been 5 days since we arrived at the Fire Country.

Sa-san reached level 99.

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75 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 154: Takatsuki Makoto helps out in leveling

  1. [“Get a little bit Charmed at the very least.” (Furiae)]
    Makoto, you are so dense.

    [“T—30?!” (Sofia)]
    It is really weird. I think it should be T-thirty. It is like writing something like ten%.

    Level 99 , huh. I wonder if level 99 is the level cap. I don’t Aya being at that level would be enough to beat a hero with a holy sword. She will need to use the [Evolution] skill. Also, is there a chance that the Lamia Queen’s magic stone will finally be of some use ?

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  2. Honestly considering they leveled her up i wonder if he is level 99 as well or what we havent really seen his level. Also since she’s level 99 did her skill evolve again. I wonder if Makotos skill will ever evolve

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    1. Makoto’s abilities are already outside the system, which was made by the Holy Gods. He stopped grinding levels since it does him no good right?

      As for whether his skill evolves, what skill exactly are we referring to here? If it’s Spirit Magic, that’s only a matter of degrees.

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      1. Rpg player since from what I’ve noticed only unique skills seem to evolve or at least thats how its been so far with galge and action game player

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      1. He can level up. It’s just his level barely has any effect on his stats. I think his magic power went from like 1 to 4 in 40 levels? In comparison Lucy as a Monarch Mage’s magic power would be measured in the thousands easily. So leveling his magic proficiency and thus increasing his ability to use the unlimited magic power of the spirits is much, much better use of his time.

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      2. Well I really don’t see the difference in leveling if those are the growth rate. Especially if you can enhance your current skills on par with those high levels.

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      3. Rishia over there is actually overpowered in her intelligence stat and talent stat. and when it’s about justice in a fight that matters she has a combat mode which is actually higher than several heroes so it’s not far to compare them.

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      4. I think you’re confusing the Makotos. It’s the Makoto from Tsuki ga Michibiku that’s forever level 1 though he’s no longer a dotei. This Makoto is around level 30-40 the last we knew and he is a dotei.

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      5. Yeah i was just kidding. And besides I don’t really feel the Lvl ups on “This” Makoto because the growth stat isn’t really that high. And yeah i feel his too dense unlike the other Makoto

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      6. Sa-san’s extra lives only came into play after she hit level 30, so there may be something similar for Makoto’s RPG skill that would benefit from him levelling up.

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      1. If we are talking about evolution item, a Lamia Queen’s magic stone would probably be the ideal item. Also, she will most likely evolve into a Lamia Queen.

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      1. This story is all about the gritty realism, of living as an RPG character, wishes like that obviously won’t come true. So they’re gonna have to use some strange loopholes, like pooling the plot among the harem, maybe they’ll take turns having the massive melons…?

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  3. Thanks for the chapter!

    Too bad, Sofia. Makoto might have brought some spirits with him the moment you pulled him, and he’ll continue his training there without your knowing~

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  4. Thanks for the chapter! Table mountain lol… Can’t wait for Sasaki to destroy the fire hero~ crush her so thoroughly that she can’t even get the courage to look at her! Though I feel like that won’t happen, it’ll definitely be Makoto who carves the overwhelming difference between them into her heart, just wondering how~ can’t wait for his secret training to bear fruit~

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    1. That would be very satisfying but how, as there are no water spirits here. and he can’t kill her so no sacrifice magic to Eir… I think it will be Sa san.

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      1. Remember Makoto can use fire magic when he synchs with Lucy. Last time he did it, he covered the sky with fireballs and killed almost 10,000 monsters.

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      2. I think he can barely see them, if there are an overwhelming amount of them. So maybe after getting Lucy to use some Monarch level spell, he will be able to start training his fire spirit magic.

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  5. Max Level or Level Limit Break?
    Either way, Sa-san better wipe the floor with that Hero.
    Or drag her into the overly-populated-by-lolis-harem.

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  6. > I remember my level grinding on Final Fantasy. I always land on Island closest to hell and heaven alternately to do my goal.
    Its just, just everytime i encounter monster with ridiculous level exp, its always the T-rex and Marlboro which always give’s me headache. But thanks to Irvine’s Limit Break Laser bullet, every monster smoothly vanish in an instant…

    > I know Sa-san means of A Man of Three, but everytime she spout something and or Lucy, i always inclined to believe she meant something else. They were just that aggressive towards MC after all. I bet, in the future they will also push Furi-san to MC as the title holder of “Wife of the best Waist”

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  7. Thank you kami-sama.

    LOL omg even the eives club suspect she’s fallen.

    Author-san there’s a limit to how dumb a mc can be.

    “You must not, Fu-chan. Takatsuki-kun is a man of three.” (Aya)

    Makoto: Also, Sa-san, what’s that about being a man of three?

    He’s engaged to 1 and was confessed to by the other 2 . . . seriously.

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  8. Well yeah it is just common sense to find the best spot to level grind in an RPG.

    Also has Makoto killed any of those Platinum Lizards himself to level up? They give crazy amounts of XP according to him and it would be dumb if he also doesn’t take advantage of this level grinding. Sure he’s got super low growth to his stats when leveling up but every little bit should help and we still don’t know if he can acquire new skills from RPG Player evolving due to level up. I mean Sa-san didn’t initially have extra lives and she only got the ability once she passed a certain level so Makoto could possibly have something similar happen to him once leveling up some more.

    Hey I agree with Makoto on this, what’s this about being a man of three Sa-san? He’s clearly a man of 4 at least because of Janet.

    Furi really wants to Charm Makoto. She has a better chance if she just pushes him down instead of relying on a skill.

    Meanwhile apparently even Sofia is physically stronger than Makoto so instead of pushing him into his room she should just push him down instead ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    So Sa-san is now level 99. I’m guessing that’s the level cap the Holy Gods made up so people don’t keep getting stronger. Like what they did with the magic proficiency. I wonder if she’ll evolve into something new at level 100 and if she’ll need something to help do that? Maybe she’ll evolve from an Ekans into an Arbok. She also has both the core stones of the harpy and lamia queens she could use to help evolve.

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    1. They’re engaged because he accidentally Charmed her, and she pushed him down. There was nothing he could do to stop her, had to pray to her God to intervene there. It’s just a matter of time before one of these Oracles figures out that only their Goddesses can prevent them from claiming this overachieving hero.

      I’m thinking that Sa-san is gonna pull some kind of ln miracle evolution, like skipping several levels, to unlock an evolution on a completely different evolution tree, maybe going into the Dragon type evolutions, or combining Flying type Harpy Queen and Water type Lamia Queen, to get Medusa or Siren forms.

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  9. Thanks for the chapter!!
    Anyways soon Makoto, Lucy, and Sasaki won’t just be grinding for levels if ya know what I mean… ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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  10. “And Sa-san hasn’t trained seriously once since coming to this world.”

    So we had the Lightning Hero, Vegeta, and now the Lamia Heroine, Frieza?

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  11. Furiae be like: One of these days, I will charm you. Mark my words.

    The way they mentioned Sa-San being at 99 means something big will happen at 100. Looking forward to that, and Great Keith’s humbling.

    Thanks for the chapter

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  12. Gehehahaha… We’re power leveling, baby. Do levels go above 99? Probably. Level 100 is probably going to be special. Rather, if she’s a monster, isn’t it possible that she’ll undergo evolution?

    Besides that, maybe we should teach her some technique to further amplify her stats? Her instincts are already stupid sharp though.

    Shouldn’t Takki and Lucy also join in on that power leveling? I guess they should reserve the exp for Sa-san for now, but…eventually.

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  13. They must be filthy rich after selling those monster materials…
    I would really laugh if aya pulled a saitama one punch and destroy Olga in a anti-climatic matter.

    Thank you for this chapter!!

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  14. Thanks for the chapter, I would be more impressed about levels if the author hasn’t decided to screw MC stats disregarding the levels. In his insistance on making Makoto weak he crooked the system sadly fro me it translate to everyone else as well. Besides she is a monster shouldn’t she be evolving or something due to her level up?

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  15. At first, i’ve thinking its really strange why the mc has that kind of stats despite being leveled up in every monsters he killed and its suspicious of the rpg player.

    Now i realize that his rpg player skill might really be way powerful than i expected.

    Reason:
    The skill didnt represent of any several types of rpg like tabletop, live action or any rpg types??

    What if, the rpg player skill is a combination of every types of rpg there is??

    If it is then there might chance of having a power that rpg has like?

    GM(game master) privilege
    Or
    A secondary status that exist in the skill

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  16. As always, thank you for your work!
    After seeing Sa-san level up, I was wondering what his RPG skill has to do with leveling? I still feel something off from his stats not going up… Either his stats are temepered with, or he has to get some sort of skill to get his stats up? Or maybe he hast to train in that specific stat to get it up…

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