WM – Chapter 174: Takatsuki Makoto meets them again

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“Lend me yer face fer a secoooond!! Rozes Hero!” (Geralt)

Haughty and bad tempered as always.

Lightning Hero, Geralt Valentine. 

“Need me for anything?” (Makoto)

I try with a low stance for now.

“You…’need me for anything’, you ask? …Stealing the march…” (Geralt)

“Stealing the march?” (Makoto)

Geralt-san was looking over here with a dangerous expression as he approached.

This is bad. The blonde hoodlum is coming over here.

I want to run away.

“Nii-san!” 

A blonde and slender woman with golden armor hurriedly ran over here.

“Let go, Janet!” (Geralt)

“I won’t. Why are you so confrontational? You only want to hear about the Demon Lord subjugation at Spring Log, right?!” (Janet)

“You…! Don’t say it.” (Geralt)

Aah, so that’s what it was.

“That was just a coincidence. I was lucky.” (Makoto)

“As if! The Demon Lord grave was a calamity designated area that was sealed with a curse and couldn’t be approached by anyone for 1,000 years, you know?! Damn it! What was that about ‘the one who defeats a Demon Lord first wins’?! That was your plan from the very beginning, wasn’t it?” (Geralt)

I feel like I could hear him grinding his teeth… Wait, I can actually hear it.

“Geez, Nii-san, that’s only troubling Makoto, you know. Sorry. He just wanted to meet you, but it seems like he is way too excited today, so he will come at a later date, okay?” (Janet)

Janet-san was pulling his brother. 

“Oi, don’t pull!”, is what Gera-san was saying while he was being dragged away.

“Ah, right right.” (Janet)

Just as she was leaving, Janet-san smiled over here.

“Makoto, keep your schedule open for tonight, okay?” (Janet)

“Eh?” (Makoto)

“Eh?” (Geralt)

Gera-san and I raised dumbfounded voices.

“Uhm…Janet-san? For what…?” (Makoto)

“Oi, Janet, what do you mean by tonight?” (Geralt)

“It has nothing to do with you, Nii-san. Well then, later, Makoto.” (Janet)

Janet-san then dragged her brother and left. 

If Gera-san were serious, there’s no way he would lose in a contest of strength against his little sister. 

In that case, the little sister has a stronger standing, or Gera-san is weak against his little sister. Which one is it, I wonder.

Also, those suggestive words of Janet-san about leaving my schedule open for tonight…

I actually wanted to hang out with Sakurai-kun though.

Oh well. 

I was surprised by the unexpected welcome, but let’s enter the Highland Castle. 

“Then, let’s go”, is what I said as I turned to my comrades.

“““……”””

“Uwah!” (Makoto)

When I turned around, there were 3 pairs of eyes staring at me intently. 

Furiae-san and Tsui were yawning. 

“Hey, Aya, this guy was made to schedule an appointment with another woman the moment he came to Highland.” (Lucy)

“Aah, I am jealous of popular Hero-samas. Sofi-chan, what should we do about the strong womanizing trend of the Rozes Hero?” (Aya)

“It is a serious problem. Lucy-san, Aya-san, please keep an eye on Hero Makoto so he doesn’t put a hand on foreign women.” (Sofia)

““Leave it to us.””

“……”

Lucy and Sa-san were coordinating with Princess Sofia.

What should I say to that?

I feel like saying anything is going to be adding fuel to the fire. 

“Hero-dono, the women of Rozes are strong, aren’t they.” 

The General Tariska whispered in my ear.

“Is it not the same in the Fire Country?” (Makoto)

“It is similar. Her mother is also pretty stout…” (Tariska)

He looked at the Fire Hero Olga-san who is his daughter while saying this.

Yeah. She has been docile recently, but when considering the first time we met, she must be quite imposing herself.

“It is the same no matter where I go.” (Makoto)

“Now that you mention it, that’s true.” (Tariska)

General Tariska laughed out loud. 

It doesn’t really solve anything though.

Lucy and Sa-san reinforced the defenses on my sides as I entered the Highland Castle. 

◇◇

General Tariska apparently had a talk with the Highland king, so we separated. 

“We will go meet Princess Noel.” (Sofia)

Princess Sofia apparently wanted to hear the intentions of Princess Noel.

As for me, I don’t know anything about the relationship between countries, so I could only nod. 

I apparently have an appointment, so I head to the stipulated location.

“Isn’t that Makoto-dono?!” 

On the way, I was called by a giant warrior.

His appearance isn’t that of a human. His skin reminds me of that from a reptile, and his face…ah, a beastkin.

“Maximilian-san, it has been a while.” (Makoto)

The Wind Tree Hero, Maximilian-san.

“I heard the talks about you. That you raised hell in the Fire Country too.” (Max)

Contrary to his stern impression, he directed a friendly smile at me.

“It just turned out that way. How has Spring Log been after that?” (Makoto)

“Thanks to Makoto-dono, the Demon Lord grave is gone, and the miasma around the Demonic Forest is slowly reducing. The Demonic Forest will most likely be gone in around 10 years or so. Once that happens, the Wood Country will develop even more. The elders of the villages are all grateful to Makoto-dono.” (Max)

Maximilian-san said this happily. 

“Heeh…the Demonic Forest has?” (Makoto)

It is true that now with the Demon Lord Bifrons gone, the source of the miasma is gone as well.

Apparently that will make the dungeon where the undead roam around disappear. 

I remember the time when Sa-san and I transformed into undead and explored the place.

In the end, we only explored it once.

(I should have explored it more.) (Makoto)

The Demonic Forest was a limited time dungeon…

Maybe there were hidden treasures.

“Makoto-dono?” (Max)

“Takatsuki-kun, you are making the face of when you are thinking of something stupid.” (Aya)

While I was indulging in my thoughts, Maximilian-san and Sa-san retorted. 

“What do you mean by that, Aya?” (Lucy)

“Since we are talking about Takatsuki-kun here, he must have been thinking ‘I should have explored the Demonic Forest more’.” (Aya)

“Can you please not read my mind?” (Makoto)

Why can you read that part so accurately?

“Eeh? The elves were raised being taught to never get close to the Demonic Forest, you know… What are you thinking, Makoto?” (Lucy)

“That goes for everyone in the Wood Country… The only one who would feel disappointed at the Demonic Forest being gone would be Makoto-dono only.” (Max)

“No, you are misunderstanding me here. I am not disappointed at the Demonic Forest being gone, you know?” (Makoto)

I am under the threat of being treated as a weirdo by not only Lucy but Maximilian-san as well. 

Now then, how should I explain this one?

When I was about to talk…

“You are in the way, move aside.” 

I was suddenly spoken to in a commanding tone. 

…The corridor is wide, so I think she should be able to cross if she were to just move a bit to the side though.

The woman that spoke was looking down at us with cold eyes at the center of a group.

Silver hair and orange eyes. 

Her white dress has a number of enormous magic crystals decorating it. 

She has an appearance that could be called beautiful, but…the gaze she is directing over here doesn’t have an ounce of friendliness.

“My apologies, Esther-sama.” (Max)

Maximilian-san gives way for her. 

We also did the same. 

“The hired Hero of Rozes and a beastkin Hero, huh. You get along well.” (Esther)

Disinterested, with a tone that has slight scorn mixed into it…I think.

The silver haired woman gave a sweeping glance at us.

For an instant, her eyes stopped at Furiae-san, and her expression warped into one of hatred.

“…”

“…”

‘Huh? Ye got a problem or something?’, is the face Furiae-san was making.

I thought this was bad and was going to stop it before something rude occurred, but in the end she didn’t say anything and left. 

“What’s with her?” (Furiae)

Furiae-san was annoyed. 

The group following the haughty woman disappeared into the Highland Castle. 

“The girl just now was the Destiny Oracle, Esther-dono.” (Max)

Maximilian-san told us.

“…She has quite the peculiar personality.” (Makoto)

She seemed like a woman with a bad personality. 

I glanced at Princess Sofia.

If she is an Oracle, maybe they are acquaintances?

“The Destiny Oracle was recently appointed, so this is my first time meeting her as well.” (Sofia)

Princess Sofia responded apologetically. 

I see, so this is her first time meeting her as well, huh.

“I wonder what happened. The Esther-sama that I met before gave me the impression that she was a polite and obedient person. That was a few years ago though.” (Max)

Maximilian-san tilted his head.

People change their personalities after several years of not meeting them after all. Something must have happened to her as well.

Anyways, it isn’t a good mood to continue having idle talk. 

“Well then, see you later, Maximilian-san.” (Makoto)

“Yes, Makoto-dono. Let’s have a nice long talk when there’s time.” (Max)

We parted ways with Maximilian-san, and headed to where Princess Noel is.

◇◇

The audience location with Princess Noel was a place that was close to the training grounds of the Highland Castle. 

I learned the reason why this place was chosen after getting close to it. 

“Welcome to the Sun Country of Highland, Light Hero-sama is waiting for you, Makoto-dono.” 

“It has been a while, Ortho-san.” (Makoto)

The person who received us was the First Division Captain of the Sun Knights. 

The person I fought together with when the monster stampede happened in Symphonia. 

Princess Sofia entered the building that was at the side of the training grounds where Princess Noel is.

While the two princesses are talking, we were asked to talk with the Sun Knights in the meantime. 

We joined forces with the Sun Knights at the time we came to the Sun Country before.

Sa-san and Lucy were reuniting with people of other divisions and talking with them.

Furiae-san had been pulled along by Sa-san and Lucy.

I wanted her to come with me to Sakurai-kun’s place though…

Can’t be helped. I will bring her along later. 

I was guided by Captain Ortho-san, and walked through the vast training grounds of the Highland army. 

The place we were guided to was the fighting ring-like place that is big even within the training grounds.

At that place, there’s corpses piled up

That’s not it.

Not corpses.

They are all breathing. 

However, they were all lying there like corpses, and were breathing faintly. 

“Match over! The Light Hero-sama wins!” 

The voice of someone announcing this resonated. 

“A mock battle. A training called Light Hero-sama vs 100 knights.” (Ortho)

Captain Ortho-san explained.

“Heeh…that’s quite the straightforward name.” (Makoto)

It is incredibly easy to understand.

But there was something that was bothering me. 

“There’s more than a hundred though, aren’t there?” (Makoto)

Even with a cursory glance, I could tell there were more than 200 people collapsed there. 

“100 weren’t enough after all.” (Ortho)

“Aah…” (Makoto)

100 people just wasn’t enough against the Light Hero, huh. 

Can’t be helped then. 

I look at the collapsed warriors again, and I could tell there were even high rank and superior rank knights. 

Moreover, they were all in full armor with serious combat equipment. 

Compared to that…

“Takatsuki-kun!” 

The handsome guy that was their opponent saw me and waved his arm energetically. 

A t-shirt with rolled up sleeves, not wearing a single piece of armor, and he looked like the time when he was playing soccer in physical education. 

On top of that, he has a wooden sword in his right hand. 

That wooden sword is shining like a legendary holy sword.

The ability to change light into Aura. 

The Aura of the Light Hero is the strongest sword and the strongest shield. 

The weapon clad with the Aura of the Light Hero becomes a fearsome magic sword.

The Light Hero with Aura clad around his body isn’t easy to wound, and even if he does, it will be regenerated in an instant. 

It is basically the Invincible Time of Sa-san without cooldown. 

As long as the sun is in the sky, there’s no one who can win against the Light Hero. 

He is the owner of the same Skill as Savior Abel.

The one who is waving his hand at me with a smile is my childhood friend I haven’t seen in a few months already, Sakurai Ryosuke. 

◇◇

“It has been a while, Takatsuki-kun.” (Sakurai)

“You are the same as always with your (outrageous) strength, Sakurai-kun. It relieved me.” (Makoto)

We were happy about our reunion. 

“I have heard the stories about you. You defeated a Demon Lord in the Wood Country, and saved the Fire Country’s capital from destruction.” (Sakurai)

Sakurai-kun says with a smile. 

Everyone says that. 

“Putting it as if it was solely my achievement is a bit troubling though.” (Makoto)

In Spring Log it was Rosalie-san.

In Great Keith, I wouldn’t have been able to do it without Noah-sama. 

“With you in the Northern Expedition, there’s nothing to worry about, Takatsuki-kun.” (Sakurai)

“I will participate in the corner.” (Makoto)

It is an expedition where the chosen heroes Sakurai-kun, Geralt-san, and Maximilian-san are participating. 

I don’t think there’s the need for a Country Designated Hero like me to jump into their spotlight. 

“I feel like the people around wouldn’t allow that though.” (Sakurai)

Sakurai-kun chuckles. 

“All tough enemies in the Northern Expedition will be given to Sakura-kun after all.” (Makoto)

I look at the collapsed high and superior rank knights as I said this.

Hearing this, Sakurai-kun made a face as if he didn’t expect that.

“You are going to fight together with me, right?” (Sakurai)

“Do you really need my weak water magic?” (Makoto)

“It helped me in Laberintos.” (Sakurai)

“Next time it will be outside, so I won’t have a turn.” (Makoto)

“If it is raining, it would be your turn, right?” (Sakurai)

“When that happens, I will clear the clouds.” (Makoto)

“…You can do something like that? I heard that even the Great Sage-sama has a hard time controlling the weather though.” (Sakurai)

“I can do it if it is Raining → Clear out. I can’t if it is the other way around.” (Makoto)

“Please tell me about it in detail!” (Sakurai)

“Can’t be helped. (I say with a cocky smile)” (Makoto)

I enjoyed my talk with Sakurai-kun. 

◇◇

There’s a lot of Water Spirits around the Highland Castle.

That’s greatly different from the Rozes Castle. 

One of the reasons must be the big river at the back of the capital. 

The other one is because the Highland Castle doesn’t serve as a church like the Rozes Castle does. 

The Sun Country is a nation that separates religion and politics, so the one worshipping the Holy Gods is the Holy Maiden Anna’s Great Church. 

Because of that, there’s a lot of Water Spirits in the training grounds. 

(The Water Spirits are gone…?) (Makoto)

The Water Spirits disappeared in an instant like a tide pulling back. 

I soon understood the reason why. 

“Sakurai-kun, who is the person there?” (Makoto)

At the place I was looking at, around 100 meters away, there’s a warrior of large build standing there.

I think he is around 2 meters tall. 

He has a similar build to the beastkin Maximilian-san, but from what I can see, he is human. 

Blonde hair and white skin, but the reason he doesn’t give the impression of a noble is because of the muscles of his that were like that of a wrestler. 

Since the moment he arrived, the Water Spirits left. 

“He is the person that became the Country Designated Hero of the Sun Country just recently…his name is Alex, if I remember correctly.” (Sakurai)

“You know him?” (Makoto)

“About that, he is not affiliated to the Sun Knights, but to the Templars. The training grounds can be used by anyone regardless of which one you are affiliated to, so it isn’t strange for him to be here, but…we don’t talk to each other practically ever.” (Sakurai)

“Hmmm…” (Makoto)

“If you are interested, want to go talk with him?” (Sakurai)

“No, not interested to that point.” (Makoto)

I glanced at my right arm. 

My Spirit Arm is currently hidden by bandages. 

What worries me is not the mana of the Spirits, but the Divinity of Noah-sama. 

What the man called Alex is releasing from his body doesn’t feel like mana but more like Divinity. 

It might not be it though.

(…I don’t wanna be in the same unit as him.) (Makoto)

It would trouble me if there’s no Spirits. 

While I was thinking that, Princess Noel and Princess Sofia appeared.

“It has been a while, Makoto-san.” (Noel)

Princess Noel smiles like the sun. 

As always, she is like the template princess that has both elegance and cuteness.

“Princess Noel, it has been a while.” (Makoto) 

I was about to kneel, but was stopped. 

“There’s no need for the formalities. Makoto-san is the fiancee of Sofia-san after all. More importantly, all Heroes and Oracles will be reuniting. Let’s go together.” (Noel)

“Understood.” (Makoto)

We just arrived, but it seems we have to gather already.

We met up with Lucy, Sa-san, and Furiae-san, and were guided by Princess Noel.

◇◇

Heroes and Oracles of each country were gathered in a giant meeting room. 

There’s familiar and unfamiliar faces. 

There’s also the royalty of Highland and the Five Sacred Nobles.

I also see General Tariska. 

However, I don’t see the new Country Designated Hero, Alex.

“Everyone, over here.” 

A man that seems to be the one who will be leading this meeting speaks.

“I will be explaining the Northern Expedition now. But before that, there’s something the commercial country’s Oracle, Esther-sama, wants to say. Now then, Esther-sama, please.”

When the person says this, the Destiny Oracle-san that I passed by just before went up the platform. 

She had a cold expression as she looked down at us.

A few seconds of silence continued. 

By the time people began wondering what was happening, the Destiny Oracle speaks.

“There’s someone here who is a follower of an Evil God.” 

The Destiny Oracle Esther says indifferently. 

(Eh?) (Oh?) 

Noah-sama’s voice overlaps with mine.

…Noah-sama, isn’t this bad?

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88 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 174: Takatsuki Makoto meets them again

  1. Thanks for the chapter!

    Oh dear. Troublesome person again. I can already see that Olga would defend Makoto as her apology if there would be a ruckus. Well, most of us might not be pleased by this but, i forgave Olga xD So yeah i don’t mind her at the very least getting a bit closer to Makoto.

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  2. Ani-san ? I think it should be nii-san.
    Lol, as expected, Makoto is a playboy. He immediately got a date with Janet at night.

    “No, you are misunderstanding me here. I am not disappointed at the Demonic Forest being gone, you know?” (Makoto)
    Makoto really likes dangerous things.
    Ester, the Destiny Oracle. She appeared in the volume 5 of the LN. Also, I think it should be Esther instead of Ester as it is a name from the Hebrew Bible.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esther_(given_name)

    “What the man called Alex is releasing from his body doesn’t feel like mana but more like Divinity. ”
    Alex ? He is definitely suspicious. The only time spirits suddenly dissapeared is when Eir descended on the body of Sofia. I think that guy has some links with the Holy Gods. Does he have Divinity ? If he has, why does he have it ? Isn’t that forbidden ?
    On a side note, Esther’s illustration.

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    1. Hi,
      Esther/ Ester is エスター (Esutaa). Her name, エステル (Esuteru), should be Estelle. Estelle means star, so it may go along with her role as some theme.

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      1. So I checked again and it can be either Esther or Estelle, since Esther is pronounced differently depending on the language.
        They both mean star, so whichever one fits better would work.

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    1. Oh man, i didn’t think about that. But Ester-sama said “There’s someone here”, while Makoto stated that he didn’t see Alex there. Maybe he is already arrested and Ester hides her to show later?

      Ah right. Isn’t Makoto being an Evil God believer could be easily revealed by appraising his status with Saint Rank appraisal or something (that Great Sage-sama also did to him in the past)?

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      1. If that’s the case, i have a slight hope that Ester-sama would do this to say that Makoto isn’t a threat. Sol-sama already thought so, and i hope other Goddesses’s starting to think so too

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      2. @Holow: The Sun Goddess is Althena and she doesn’t know about Makoto. Eir specifically said that they’re trying to not let her know about him because of her personality of being an uptight stick-in-the-mud. The Goddesses that do know about Makoto are Eir, Sol and Ira who is the patron goddess of the destiny oracle. Also presumably Freya should be aware of Makoto too since she thanked him for what he did in Spring Log via Eir.

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    2. A good theory, but the first part is not that probable. Alex may also be protected by an evil god, but that doesn’t mean Ester is not aware Makoto is too. Remember the Great Sage, and The Fire Country Fam are also aware, even without Makoto informing them.

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      1. I think The Fire Country didn’t mind much about the fact of Makoto is an Evil Apostle. He saved the country after all, and General Tariska already knew, even he didn’t show any hostility after that. And Great Sage-sama, well as long as he stays become his food and don’t messing around then i guess she doesn’t care about it.

        But the Sun Country. I wonder. I wonder if they didn’t mind much about the fact that Makoto dealt with 5000 Ancient Monsters. The high end probably thought something like ‘Phah! It’s just 5000 monsters. Our Lightning Hero could easily deal with it’. Hence, they would still see Makoto as nothing but the Enemy of the Humanity

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    3. If thats true then the spirit wouldnt dissappear immediately after he appears. And since makoto sense divinity like power from him i doubt that he’s just some human who receive the blessing from the gods. He’s probably half divinity or something like that and disguised himself as a human heroes

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  3. Cue ominous music…
    Or circus music. Either’s fine.
    Also, I kinda feel like Ester’s probably not a good person. Beyond just upholding some “Justice” and whatnot.
    Or maybe something along the lines of Sakazuki (aka Akainu) from One Piece.

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  4. I mean…is she picking a fight? Because if she’s trying to isolate or condemn him, Takki gets to opt out of the expedition cleanly and will end up playing defense or something instead. That’d work too.

    I’m more worried about this Alex guy. Is he…a plant from the demon’s side? If he has divinity, then…is he an oracle? Something is up with him, anyway.

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    1. So many people can back up Makoto if she’s trying to pick a fight: Lucy, Sa-san, Sofia, the Fire Country’s General, their king, Olga and Dahlia. Also since the Oracles are also attending this meeting then Eir, Sol and Freya can descend on them to also back up Makoto. Ira could too since she’s also aware of Makoto yet never condemned him. Then there’s also the Great Sage, she’s not gonna stand by while her lover/snack is in trouble. Geralt and Janet would probably also stick up for him and Sakurai definitely would. Fuji-yan and Rosalie would too if they were attending this meeting.

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  5. thanks for chap
    why leave us at this cliff Tl….

    lmao that came out of nowhere.But yea tbh this how the story was supposed to go normally ,ppl hating the evil god and her apostles and the goddesses doing stuff to hinder mc. n=but here they were weirdly chill and friendly with him.

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  6. Thanks for the chapter.
    Releasing divinity, and the spirit is disappear. I think that all the proof that he a holy God or something. I don’t know why but alex gives the feeling of a villain.

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  7. So Geralt is just jelly that Makoto has beaten a Demon Lord before him and also tsun that he wants to hear all about it but is too embarrassed.

    I see. So the misfortune Furi said Makoto was going to experience is him having to deal with the resulting carnage of his harem after Janet showed up and immediately scheduled a date with him.

    Well leave it to Makoto to be sad that the dangerous dungeon in Spring Log is gone.

    That Destiny Oracle needs to get bitch slapped and fall in a hole. She sounds more like those asshole nobles from Highland rather than being from the commercial country. I mean she tells Makoto and Max to move aside when there is so much room to walk past them as Makoto notes and then she calls Makoto just a hired Hero and Max just a beastkin.

    I don’t trust that Alex guy. He’s sus. Probably venting around and faking tasks. Now in all seriousness he sounds like he might be like an actual Tautological Knight Templar. Althena and her father Jupiter do seem like they are the stereotypical Light Is Not Good sort of Gods and this Alex may be a vessel for Althena or Jupiter to descend to cleanse the world of what they perceive as evil heretics.

    OK Esther needs to be doubly bitch slapped. So what if she reveals Makoto is the Apostle of an Evil God? Eir can just descend on Sofia and vouch for Makoto and the Fire Country people also know that he is one. Sol can also descend on Dhalia to back up Eir and Freya should also know about Makoto so she could also vouch for him. Hell the Destiny Goddess Ira should also know and she never said that he needs to die. Ira probably just mentioned him to her Oracle just so that she’s aware while advising her to leave him be since he’s useful just like Sol did but unfortunately Esther seems like a Knight Templar and is acting independently. For all we know she’s working with Alex who’s already suspicious.

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  8. And here I wonder if the destiny oracle is tall enough to look down on the heroes but after seeing the illustration, she just some loli with an arrogant attitude attached.
    I think Alex might be the trigger of another battle if it’s not Makoto.
    And does anyone know about what the statue connection with this new arc??
    I’m still curious .
    Anyway if anything doesn’t happen to Makoto then Geralt must be crying blood that night cause his beloved sister is going to meet his self-proclaimed rival.
    Last but not least, thank you Reigokai sensei for the great work.

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  9. Please, can someone remember me the difference between the Destiny goddess and the Moon goddess?
    In my mind Furiae was Ira’s oracle but I guess I messed up…

    And thanks for the chapter!

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    1. The Moon Goddess is Naia, who reigns over darkness and death. Because of that, she’s basically treated like a pariah and isn’t worshipped in most countries, while Moon Magic is considered taboo. Furiae is her Oracle and is despised because of that and due to the fact that the previous Moon Oracle was allied wth the demons. Ira is the Goddess of Luck and Destiny, and the one who writes the desrciptions of the skills in everyone’s Soul Book if I remember correctly.

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  10. Thank you for the chapter!

    1- Well now, time for the great reveal! The other heroes might defend him, but that Alex templar will definitely cause trouble!

    2- Hey, orange eyes? Like the time Eir possessed Sophia’s body? Looks like the goddess herself is out for Makoto!

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    1. Her orange eyes might be her original’s trait, since Makoto didn’t mention the devoid of spirits in that room, which usually happens when a Goddess descends. Oh and no one got charmed by her if that’s actually the case. But it would be very interesting if that is indeed the case

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  11. I was imagining people trying to force him to convert to another goddess, else they will execute him, and this happened..! Will they try to fight him or ask him to convert~ I hope Takki roasts them for not picking him up for the 1 year he stayed at the Water Temple~

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  12. Well even if they know that he’s an Evil God apostle I doubt they can do anything with him. If His achievement can’t vouch for it then there’s still have the Fire guys that can vouch for the MC. And if that still didn’t work, Water goddess can just straight up use Sofia’s Body to say he’s OK. After all, the goddess can’t overlook the MC’s prowess in the upcoming battle.

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  13. Dammit WP! I was not notified!
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  14. Thanks for the chapter. The new Country Designated Hero Alex seems a bit suspicious and definitely someone who will be an antagonistic figure down the line. Judging from the fact that the Spirits had disappeared from the area he was standing, he’s either an apostle of Althena and has some of her divinity (kind of like Makoto with Noah), or he could be a demigod (less likely, but since the core of this world’s mythology seems to be based on Greek Mythology and these guys had children with mortals left and right, it could happen). Esther declaring that someone is the follower of an Evil God certainly spells trouble for Makoto, unless she was referring to Furiae due to her being Naia’s oracle. Her hostile attitude towards her could mean that she’s plotting against Furiae for whatever reason.

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      1. I don’t think that’s likely. Alex is affiliated with the Church, and I doubt they would tolerate Undead. Isn’t that why the Great Sage hides her true nature and claims that she’s inheriting the memories of the supposed past Great Sages through a Skill?

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      2. Well, that fact about Great Sage-sama being a vampire isn’t a secret anymore to some higher ups, and those higher ups are the one who made up that story about Great Sage-sama for the people in the country. She herself said that the church are the one who donated bloods to her, implying that they knows about Great Sage-sama true nature

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  15. Thank you for the chapter Reigokai!

    Oh my oh my! So much happening!

    Gera-yan is adorable when he is chaperoned by Janet, she knows precisely how to handle him. And why is he surprised that she is wanting to date Takki-dono? He pushed, along with their father, to marry Takki-dono. Surely he should be happy she is amicable to the idea. Speaking of, Janet has thrown sparks at Takki-dono’s prospective wives. I love it! The more romance hijinks that ensue the better. Especially when it seems to cause the ladies of the group to close ranks and become closer knit. I love their interactions and responses.

    Takki-dono being disappointed he couldn’t explore more of the Demonic Forest is exactly on point for our favourite lovable gamerbrained goofball. And everyone’s reactions are priceless! Poor Takki-dono, believeing people still don’t see him as weird.

    Seriously, Sakurai is broken. Far too strong! Converting sunlight into Aura, is there any chance Takki-dono can learn to convert “something/anything” into Aura? I mean if he learns how to convert mana from spirits into Aura (what with it supposedly being infinite) he would become a freaking beast as well right?

    To borrow the modern vernacular, Alex is very “sus”. WOnder what shall come of it.

    As for Esther’s declaration… is a catastraphe going to happen? is a fight going to break out right in the heart of highland? Who will pick sides? I mean Takki-dono has what? Sa-san, Leo-kun, Sakurai, Maximilian, Geralt, Olga, Lucy and more than Likely The Great Sage on his side/who will leap to his defence. The other side have… The other 3 Sun kingdom Noble family heroes (unnamed), the potentially two heroes each of the Earth country and the Commerce Country (all unnamed) and this ALex fellow. So even numbers. Oh wait also Takki-dono.

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