WM – Chapter 175: Takatsuki Makoto is an Evil God Apostle

“The Crazed Hero, Cain, who killed many Heroes in cold blood 1,000 years ago. The god that man was following was an Evil God that desired the destruction of the world.” 

The Destiny Oracle Esther continues her talk flowingly. 

(…This is bad.) (Makoto)

Cold sweat flowed down my cheek.

(Y-Yeah, this is troubling. That Eir, did she not tell Goddess Ira?) (Noah)

Noah-sama was seriously agitated by this, and it stirred my uneasiness. 

(Right! What about Eir-sama?) (Makoto)

(She hasn’t been showing her face lately.) (Noah)

My lifeline…

“And with the approaching resurrection of the Great Demon Lord, the Apostle of the Evil God is scheming to bring chaos to the world once again. That very Apostle has infiltrated our ranks.” (Esther)

“How can this be?! This must not be overlooked!” 

The one who followed those words of hers was the first prince of Highland (I think) with a grin on his face.

I don’t remember his name. 

“Can you tell us who in the world that is, Esther-dono?”

The Goddess Church Pope gives the finishing blow question with a calm demeanor. 

Eir-sama is missing. 

The only one I can ask for help right now would be the person Princess Sofia is looking at, Princess Noel, huh.

But Princess Noel is expressionless, and I can’t read what she is thinking. 

“…Rozes Hero, Takatsuki Makoto; speak the name of the god you follow.” (Esther)

The words of the Destiny Oracle Esther make everyone turn to me. 

(Now then, what should I do?) (Makoto)

Lie?

Keep silent? 

But the Destiny Oracle seems to be awfully confident that I am the Apostle of Noah-sama. 

Moreover, I don’t really want to say the name of someone aside from Noah-sama here. 

(I don’t really mind, you know?) (Noah)

That’s not the problem. 

(But can you get out of this situation…?) (Noah)

That’s the problem…

I look around at the people who are looking at me.

Sakurai-kun was looking over here as if uneasy.

As for Lucy, Sa-san, and Princess Sofia, it goes without saying.

Furiae-san’s expression is firm.

The other ones were tensely awaiting my response.

“Haaah…” (Makoto)

I sigh, and look straight at the Destiny Oracle.

“The Goddess I follow is Noah-sama.” (Makoto)

I calmly and proudly announce this. 

The surroundings grow noisy. 

…The fact that I am an Apostle of an Evil God has finally been revealed to a bigger audience. 

There’s 3 people who heard that I am the Apostle of an Evil God and weren’t surprised.

The Destiny Oracle, the first prince of Highland, and the Goddess Church’s Pope. 

It looks like the 3 are in cahoots. 

It is not like the situation is gonna get any better with that information though.

“Evil God Noah…the Old God that was defeated in the Divine Realm War… How disgusting. We should hang him right this instant.” 

Oi oi oi, what a thing to say, this Pope.

I glanced at him, and he was glaring at me with religious fanaticism. 

As if saying ‘Evil God, I won’t forgive you. I will definitely kill you’.

This old man is scary.

“Now, wait for a moment, Your Holiness. There’s someone that wants to make the Evil God Apostle there a core component of the Northern Expedition. In terms of responsibility, it should be heavier on her. Isn’t that right, Noel?” 

The Highland Prince directed his gaze at Princess Noel with a grin on his face.

(Hmm…this is…) (Makoto)

Looks like the target of the prince isn’t me, but Princess Noel. 

He is pointing out the blunder of Princess Noel, to drop her down from her number one spot as the successor of the throne? 

Princess Noel, who had all gazes gather on her, was expressionless…no, she looked at me and smiled.

And then, she slowly comes over here.

“It is okay, Makoto-san.” (Noel)

Princess Noel came close to me. 

“What’s okay?! That guy is following an Evil God, you know?!” 

“Yes, that’s right. And Althena-sama has allowed it.” (Noel)

“““““Wa?!”””””

(Eh?) (Makoto)

(Really?) (Noah)

A lot of surprised voices were let out from the people in the place.

As for my mind, it was me and Noah-sama.

…Why are you surprised, Noah-sama? 

(Cause you know, I haven’t spoken to Althena for around 1,000 years.) (Noah)

(That’s quite the long time.) (Makoto)

So since the subjugation of the Great Demon Lord?

“Impossible! There’s no way Althena-sama would say something like that!” 

The Pope was making a ruckus.

“Then, do you want to ask the Goddess herself? I can have Althena-sama Descend here right now, you know? In that case, you would have to ask her ‘Did you really say that, Althena-sama?’, your Holiness.” (Noel)

“…I…I can’t say something like that.” 

The Pope pulls back with a bitter expression.

“Nii-sama, any opinions?” (Noel)

“……….No.” 

The prince clicks his tongue. 

“So it seems, Makoto-san, Sofia-san.” (Noel)

Princess Sofia did a big sigh and was about to fall over, but a knight closeby helped her stay on her feet. 

(That’s impressive.) (Makoto)

Everything can be pushed back by just bringing out the name of Althena-sama, huh.

That’s like cheating. 

Now, what will you do? I return my gaze to the Destiny Oracle. 

Oracle Esther still looked composed. 

As if she predicted this would happen.

“If it is the words of Althena-sama, it can’t be helped.” (Esther)

She easily pulled back.

“Then, next point. There’s one other thing I must say.” (Esther)

Oi oi, there’s still more? 

Give me a break.

“The Cursed Oracle over there, Furiae. That girl will bring calamity to this world. We must confine her in the underground prison at once, and must not be allowed out until after the Great Demon Lord has been subjugated.” (Esther)

(Huh?) (Makoto)

What is this woman saying?

“Huh?! Don’t joke around!” (Furiae)

Furiae-san shouted.

“What are you saying, Esther-san?” (Noel)

Even Princess Noel is flustered by this.

She was caught off guard by that outrageous statement. 

“…Esther-san, about the Moon Oracle, she has saved the Symphonia capital in the past, and we are in a cooperative relationship with her now. That information is supposed to have already been relayed to the other countries though.” (Noel)

Princess Noel says this as if criticizing her.

“Esther-sama, the Moon Oracle has currently been entrusted to the Water Country, and she hasn’t shown any hostile actions and has cooperated without holding anything back.” (Sofia)

“In the Wood Country, she saved our people who were petrified, even skipping meals and sleep at times. I won’t allow such actions towards her.” (Flona)

Princess Sofia and the Wood Oracle Flona-san continued after Princess Noel.

That’s a relief. Everyone is allying with Furiae-san.

“You are talking about what it has been like until now, right? I am talking about the future here.” (Esther)

Oracle Esther responds with a bad natured smile.

“In regards to seeing the future, there’s no one who surpasses the Destiny Goddess, Ira-sama. That goes for Althena-sama as well. And Ira-sama said: ‘The Cursed Oracle Furiae will bring disaster to this world’. In that case, that future is settled. Or could it be that you will leave it be despite knowing a disaster will occur? I would have to question your sanity.” (Esther)

“““……”””

Everyone falls silent at the words of Esther.

“Now, someone, take away that Moon Oracle there.” (Esther)

“No.” (Makoto)

“…My Knight?” (Furiae)

I stand in front of Furiae-san.

I was silent in that Evil God Apostle business, but this time, that won’t fly. 

“Disgusting Evil God Apostle, learn your place.” (Esther)

“Taking away Princess is something that I, as her Guardian Knight, cannot overlook.” (Makoto)

I glared at the Destiny Oracle and stated clearly. 

“The Apostle of an Evil God, and the dirty Cursed Oracle. Truly befitting.” (Esther)

Oracle Esther warped her mouth cruelly. 

(…This woman…) (Makoto)

She seems like she is having fun.

Looks like she finds it amusing to toy the weak. 

What a nice personality she got there.

(…How irritating.) (Noah)

Exactly my feelings, Noah-sama.

(Is she copying Ira? Even her way of speaking is similar.) (Noah)

The Destiny Goddess is like this? 

I don’t wanna meet her…

“If you are going to oppose us, how about we deal with you both?” (Esther)

Oracle Esther continues speaking without breaking her smile. 

“However, killing the Cursed Oracle will cast the Death Curse. If it is just cutting off an arm, I can use Revive.” (Esther)

She is a Saint Rank Mage, huh.

She is an Oracle after all.

The lined up Sun Knights and the Heroes of the Goddesses were watching us. 

By the time I noticed, there was a crowd as if surrounding Sa-san, Lucy, Furiae-san, and me. 

Princess Sofia and Prince Leonard were about to run over to our side, but the Guardian Knight Old Man is stopping them.

The eyes of the Old Man were saying: ‘If anything happens, I will be fighting together with you’. 

…Now then, what should I do?

“Now, Heroes that hold the Divine Protection of the Goddesses, crush those two wild dogs there.” (Esther)

Oracle Esther pointed at me and gave the order.

The Heroes of the six Great Goddesses are all gathered here.

If they were to join forces and capture Furiae-san and I, I wouldn’t be able to win.

But…

“I won’t fight Takatsuki-kun. Of course, neither Furiae.” (Sakurai)

Sakurai-kun answered without missing a beat.

I trusted in him; my childhood friend.

“Huh? There’s no way I would do that.” (Geralt)

“Pass.” (Olga)

“I refuse.” (Max)

Lightning Hero Geralt, Scorching Hero Olga, Wind Tree Hero Maximilian-san; they all didn’t obey the order of the Destiny Oracle.

The Earth Country and Commercial Country’s Heroes were kinda…confused here. 

(…No one’s coming?) (Makoto)

Esther-san was talking all big there, but she doesn’t have much popularity…

“Ha! You aren’t liked!” (Furiae)

Furiae-san! You don’t have to provoke her! 

But the expression of the Oracle Esther didn’t change.

She was still smiling faintly. 

What’s with that face as if she could see ahead of everything?

“Fools… To think you would take the side of an Evil God Apostle. Come, Alexander.” (Esther)

Several magic circles suddenly appeared at the side of Oracle Esther, and then a large build man appeared by her side.

A height surpassing 2 meters and with bulky muscles. 

A man in white armor appeared.

“…”

The new Country Designated Hero of Highland, Alex.

His eyes were spaced out, as if there’s no telling where he is even looking at.

“Sun Hero, Alexander, show him your power.” (Esther)

“…”

The big man didn’t say anything and nodded lightly. 

This Hero lacks energy. 

That Hero Alex turned over here with his unfocused eyes.

And then…

Hero Alex’s body shone in a rainbow color.

The next instant, I was hit by an overwhelming and fearsome pressure. 

“Kuh!” (Makoto)

My voice leaks out. 

The mana was raging about like a storm.

And there was an actual powerful gale attacking the room. 

Even when synchronizing with Lucy, there’s not this much mana. 

This is…mana comparable to the time with the Titan Old Man and when Eir-sama Descends in Princess Sofia. 

Of course it doesn’t match those gods, but…it is mana that’s far beyond a human’s. 

“Hiiih!” 

The Highland Prince fell on his butt. 

The same happened to the other nobles that have experienced no battles.

The father of Geralt-san was standing there with arms crossed and pale face.

As expected of a militaristic noble household. 

Furiae-san has a pale face, but Lucy and Sa-san were standing in front of her as if to protect her from it. 

The other Heroes with Sakurai-kun as the first one were taking battle stances -though without their weapons out. 

Looks like everyone’s taking our side.

I am thankful, but…

(…Are they seriously going to be fighting here?) (Makoto)

This is a room in the Highland Castle.

Moreover, there’s people of high standing here. High enough to even call them central figures of their countries. 

I have to question their sanity. 

“L-Let’s stop! Hero Alex! What are you doing at a place like this?!” 

The Pope shouted loudly. 

It is pathetic that he has fallen on his butt though.

“Hero Alex, stop this at once!” (Noel)

The voice of Princess Noel resonated.

She really has some guts.

But the Sun Country’s Designated Hero didn’t listen to the Pope and Princess Noel.

‘What to do?’, is the face I made as I faced Oracle Esther.

“Can’t be helped. Alexander, stop it.” (Esther)

“…….” 

Hero Alex calmed down his rampaging mana at the voice of Esther. 

(He is a Highland Hero, and yet, he didn’t listen to the orders of Highland’s Pope and the Princess…) (Makoto)

What’s with this guy? 

An awkward mood spreads in the place.

“Let’s postpone this meeting to another day.” (Noel)

Princess Noel announced. 

It is indeed not a mood to do talk after.

“Esther-san, I have something to talk with you about in private. Will you come?” (Noel)

“Yes, Noel-sama.” (Esther)

Princess Noel had a slightly irritated tone, but in contrast to that, Oracle Esther was calm.

(What’s with that? …What did she want to achieve in the end?) (Makoto)

She wasn’t really that adamant about her reveal that I am an Evil God Apostle.

I thought she was antagonizing the Moon Oracle, and then she tried attacking us with a Hero.

She easily pulled back from that too. 

In the first place, if she is the Destiny Goddess’s Oracle, she should have known the future? 

While feeling uncertain about a lot of things, we exited the room and left the Highland Castle. 

◇◇

“What’s with that woman?!” (Furiae)

Furiae-san raised her voice. 

Once the meeting ended, the Water Country group was in the room of an inn at the Symphonia capital. 

By the way, Princess Sofia and Princess Noel said they will be having a talk and left soon after. 

“Hey…are we going to be okay?” (Lucy)

The usually strong Lucy said this in an uneasy tone. 

“It is okay, Lu-chan. If anything happens, Takatsuki-kun and I will protect you. Isn’t that right, Fu-chan?” (Aya)

“You are so strong, Aya.” (Lucy)

“Yeah…thanks, Warrior-san.” (Furiae)

A bit of Lucy and Furiae-san’s smiles returned with the words of Sa-san.

(It is my fault, isn’t it…?) (Makoto)

My standing as an Evil God Apostle is finally serving as a heavy minus. 

Should I have made the necessary arrangements in the Commercial Country of Camelon beforehand? 

But I don’t think I would be able to negotiate with that Oracle…

*Knock knock*

Someone knocked on the door.

Tension ran in the place for an instant.

The one who entered the room was a slender female knight with golden armor, Janet-san.

“Did something happen?” (Makoto)

It should have been tonight that we promised to meet.

Right now it is still a little after noon.

“It…must have been rough.” (Janet)

The expression of Janet-san was a bit grim.

She most likely heard about the ruckus of before. 

“You are probably not feeling well today, so let’s move it to another day, okay…? Just know that we have fought together in Spring Log. I am your ally. I came here just to tell you that.” (Janet)

Janet-san said this and was about to leave. 

“Wait.” (Makoto)

I hurriedly ran to her and grabbed her arm.

“Uhm…what’s the matter?” (Janet)

The female knight looks at me with a surprised expression.

“There’s a place I want to go to. Can you please come with me?” (Makoto)

Janet Valentine is the captain of the Pegasus Knights in the Northern Sky Knights which makes her simply a leader in certain situations only. 

However, she is the daughter of the Valentine household that’s one of the Five Sacred Nobles. 

Her standing is higher than any of the people here (Princess Sofia is absent).

“I don’t mind…” (Janet)

Janet-san was confused by this, but she agreed.

“Makoto…where are you planning on going?” (Lucy)

“Takatsuki-kun, are you thinking about something weird again?” (Aya)

“My Knight…playing around with women at this kind of time?” (Furiae)

There’s no way that’s the case, Furiae-san.

But I have to explain to my comrades.

I turned around and spoke my thoughts. 

“I am going to the place of the Destiny Oracle, Esther.” (Makoto)

““““HUH?!””””

Everyone in the place raised their voice in surprise.

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82 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 175: Takatsuki Makoto is an Evil God Apostle

    1. Remember in the beginning when Noah told Makoto to make allies with everyone. He did without realizing it which is helping him.

      Sakurai, the light hero knows Makoto’s personality very well.
      He’s also helped the Highland country and Geralt and Janet are honest and loyal from what I’ve seen of their personality (granted arrogant in the beginning cause of being nobles and powerful most likely).
      Wood country are indebted to him and he’s with Lucy.
      Fire country is a country based on power so him stopping the meteor/comet is a plus for him.
      Water country he’s helped increase their power, he has Eir’s approval, and Sofia as waifu.

      The only one’s to be real enemies would be the schemers (like the pope and first prince; not sure on the Oracle, yet).

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    1. I’m honestly getting more of the feeling that Esther and the new sun hero are basically the destiny goddess divided up. max clearly has too much power for a human, and esther is apparently acting like the destiny goddess. i’m wondering if she has descended into 2 people at once in order to reduce the burden. at the very least max isn’t human. the description of his vacant look makes me think that at best he’s a golem or homunculus of some kind that acts as a vessel.

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  1. Thanks for the chapter!
    Why should it be that the Goddess that can see the future has this kind of personality.
    And Alex has the mana that feels like the Titan God? Their cult is really suspicious. What if Ira-sama sided with the demons now, making her the new Evil God. That would (maybe) a bit explain on how Archbishop Isaac knew about the march in the Demonic Forest and ambushed our Hero.

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    1. Dang what a nice theory, that would make a great plotwist.
      Maybe there might be an arc where Makoto, Lucy, Sasaki, and Furae will actively fight against Esther.
      What if once he reaches her place he discovers that she really did side with the demons?
      Makoto and his party would go against Esther, and Sofia and the others won’t be able to help because Esther might manipulate the politics and stuff, and also to keep Sofia and the others safe.
      I’m really excited to see how this arc would turn out
      ALSO WHERE IS GREAT SAGE-SAMA

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    2. Archbishop Isaac has to have the ability to read the future. Also, if there was a traitor, it would make more sense that the traitor was at the Wood Country at that time. Also, when there is a traitor, is is usually someone we know.
      Ira is said to love her father a lot, so I don’t think she will do something that will displease him.

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  2. Thanks for the chapter!!!
    Alex is even more sus. He might be someone Esther sent, VERY MUCH LIKELY.
    Anyways yes Makoto go to Esther’s place, and then use your spirit arm and drown her.
    Also, I wonder if a fight between Makoto and Alex will happen
    KEKEKE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE IT

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  3. I get the feeling that this thing is lying, I don’t think that the goddess who has the best foresight out of the new gods would not know that the head of the holy gods was fine with our good ol’ (totally not insane) Makoto’s existence.

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    1. Its been pointed out multiple times that Makoto exists outside of fate. So his actions and their effects on those around him cannot be foreseen or predicted. Otoh, i could see the goddess of fate really being erked that she cant read someone’s future actions. Enough so that that she would ignore the fact the other goddesses have been helping Makoto.

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      1. Good point, that is a decent possibility, especially considering the fact that she is supposed to be really similar to that thing. The real question is why divinity guy obeys her, and not the people he is supposed to, I suspect some kind of interference from dest. god.

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  4. Thank you for your hard work 😀
    So, just throwing this out there, why listen to someone worthless?
    She didnt stop the Snake Church or any of the things that would’ve screwed humanity over. This destiny goddess seems content to let humanity perish(maybe shes turned sides?) If a prophet doesnt see the future, theyre simply baggage.
    Also Alex is a simp. I hope he gets castrated

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  5. Rainbow colors ? Like with Sa-san with her Invincible Time or the Titan Old Man ?

    Alex is definitely suspicious. He seems to have Divinity, has mana comparable to Gods, and Spirits dissapear at his presence. He can’t be related to the Devils or Evil God. He is most likely related to the Holy Gods. I think that Alex is a Demigod or a descendant of a Holy God at the very least. It would explain why his unusual power and why the Spirits dissapear.

    As for Esther, Noah remarked that her way of speaking and the fact that she likes to toy with the weak is similar to Ira. I don’t think she is just copying Ira, but she is actually Ira that descended on her Oracle. Well, if Makoto talks to her and she shows signs of reading his mind, it will confirm that she is Ira.

    Makoto really likes danger. He goes straight to the one who revealed that he was Noah’s Apostle ? What is he thinking ?

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  6. Maybe Ira Sama just wants to test the new aposty of Noah and Furiae San.
    However I still didn’t like Esther right now.
    Alex is definitely suspicious , how could he get mana as lot as a titan?? Maybe he is one of the spiritual beings that have physical body and have made contract with Esther.
    Makoto still going on with his crazy idea as always , but I hope Esther didn’t join in Makoto war as a potential harem candidate.

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  7. Maybe she’s actually Ira itself? All this is just to weird.

    I, in this moment, thought about something interesting, they are olympian, all the god are romans gods, and for what I know the destiny is unavoidable in that mythology, that’s certain even to the most powerful beings, but with RPG Player Makoto can change the destiny so maybe from the point of view of the olympians, or more specifically from the view of Ira, Makoto is a threat to eliminate, or maybe could be a interesting/fascinating thing from the view of Ira to the point that she want to interact and see him, after all the olympians are that type of capricious beings.

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    1. Makoto seems to have the ability to choose and pionneer his own destiny with his RPG Player. I think Makoto could be an interesting being to her precisely because she can’t see his destiny at all. If she can see the destiny of everything or almost everything, the world would be very boring to her, so an existence like Makoto will definitely catch her interest. The question is if she will be added to the harem of Makoto.

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      1. That’s the reason for why I mention that shd could have “fall” for Makoto, but is also possible that she hold his reasoning and sense of danger because of her been a possible threat to the father she love so much. It’s a 50-50.

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      2. Same reason as Furiae falling for him then, their powers just don’t work on him. Esther has probably seen him die, and fail to save every city he’s been in…. If he’s died a dozen times, according to destiny magic, can the oracle even see him, or just the possibilities of every possible death he’s avoided?

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      3. From what learn so far Makatos full future can’t be seen at best we can only get a few seconds of his future by not looking to far into for example from Furiae when she saw a few seconds of his future 2 chapters ago and before that.

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  8. I find it weird weird that she didn’t say or mention that Aya was a “Monster” and Lucy was a “Demonic Elf”

    Thanks for the Chapter

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  9. Sakurai: “I won’t fight Takatsuki-kun. Of course, neither Furiae.” (You’re asking me to attack my role model and my crush?)

    Geralt: “Huh? There’s no way I would do that.” (I don’t want to die again after all)

    Olga: “Pass.” (You seriously want me to attack THAT monster? Fuck no)

    Max: “I refuse.” (That man saved me multiple times already, not to mention my country and defeating the demon lord)

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  10. Thanks for chap
    i kinda have a hint of what esther did.So far they said that makoto could be kept but that furiae was an uncertainity so they had to keep a close watch.Most likely furiae only cares about her comrades not dying and not getting betrayed. now when it was revealed ppl voluntarily took their side(with a strong enemy like alex they became more tight knit and even the uninvolved heroes sided with them) ,reassuring her and taking care of the ticking time bomb of their identities.
    If such a reveal on the battle field ,all the fighters who mc doesnt know would get sus of him and with the moon oracle’s reputation they may harass her/try to kill /or chase her out ,causing her to defect.
    and what destiny oracle did this time tied up the loose ends.

    my guess is that alex is something like a puppet of the gods on earth(reminds me of some depictions of heracles in greek mythology)

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  11. Thanks for the chapter.
    I’m a bit confused now. I thought the goddess of destiny and…. Was the moon goddess meaning, the goddess supporting Fu Chan to be her oracle.
    If that’s so, what is this Esther serving and how can she see the future also

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    1. At first i am a bit confused too. At the very least, i recalled that Furiae’s Goddess is the Moon Goddess, Naia-sama and not Destiny Goddess. But if that’s the case then i wonder how did Furiae has a high rank clairvoyance

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  12. Seems like most of ya think Ira will be on the wrong side. But my guess is a little different. My money would be on the fact that Ira has the same issues that Furiae had with Makoto and wants to try some things in order to test Makoto. And I say Ira because most think Eshter is being possessed by Ira atm. And Alex is the same, he might be a Titan God/demi-god or a human possessed by a god, or something to the likes and very close to Ira.
    My guess Ira is a schemer pretty much like all the other gods. Eir didn’t show up because she did something wrong after all, even if we don’t know what exactly did she do!
    And on the Esher joining the harem train? She can be there easily! Makoto pretty much got a girl from every country till now. The exception was the Fire country where Sa-san became that country’s designated hero. So we will have to wait and see if that girl will be Eshter or another….
    On the troubling part, Althena is ok with Makoto being a follower of Noah? Really? This implies only 2 possible theories in my book:
    1. Althena doesn’t have a problem with Noah, as much as Noah thinks, but she has a problem with her being the most beautiful one and making all her apostles go mad, but Makoto seems to be different.
    2. Althena sees the resemblances in Makoto of Abel or knows something more about Makoto than we know. After all Makoto didn’t go mad after seeing Noah and Eir – And Eir might have pointed that out to Althena, she might pretty well be impressed by this fact. That a normal human doesn’t go mad near a god, and not a simple god, but the most beautiful one there is, Noah. And even other male gods go nuts when they see Noah.

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  13. It’s nice to see that nobody listened to Esther after all her grand standing and they’ve all sided with Makoto.

    I feel like Esther has sided with the Snake Church. Maybe Ira has too. I mean they just said that both have really shitty personalities that love to pick on the weak and let’s face it the human side is weak. Highland is full of corrupt nobles and clergy who try to push the other countries around which is keeping the humans from unifying easily and Rozes is the weakest country with both an immature and inexperienced Holy Hero and a Country Designated Hero that has super low stats. Then wasn’t it Ira who predicted that the humans would have really low chances of winning against Iblis? Since humans are on the weak side then I could see Esther and/or Ira being easily swayed to join the Snake Church just so they can pick on the weaker side. Also Makoto is immune to fate so he presents a wildcard that’s too dangerous to let live so the Destiny Oracle and/or Goddess would want him removed. Furi too since she seems to have even better prediction abilities than Esther so taking her out of the picture would also help the enemy’s side.

    Alex is probably a puppet given power by either the Snake Church or if Ira really has betrayed them then maybe her. He’s clearly not following anybody’s orders from Highland even though he’s supposed to be their Country Designated Hero.

    Makoto should just go use his Spirit Arm on Esther once he meets her and do some bloodbending to crush her heart and kill her. Screw the plot, she needs to die.

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  14. Thanks for the chapter. It’s curious how Esther called out Makoto and Furiae as dangerous elements and attempted to remove them, yet was unperturbed when no-one sided with her and she was forced to stand down. Makes you wonder what her Goddess’ game is. And Alex does appear to be connected with the Holy Gods. Taking into account his display of power, I’m leaning towards him being a demigod of some sorts, bred as a secret weapon against the Demons. Looking forward to see how this all plays out.

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  15. Thanks for the chapter.
    Maybe Esther did that because she can’t see the future of Makoto.
    Furiae seems only to be able see it when RPG-player skill present a choice to Makoto, yet her ability to see the future in one of the best of this world.

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    1. And Isaac of the snake Church didn’t seem to be able to see Makoto’s future either..
      Seem to be a passive feature of RPG-player skill.

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  16. This new hero Alex, is he even human?
    Anyway, it’s almost time for the expedition and the situation can’t be more volatile. It’s not looking very good on the humans’ side.

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  17. DAMMIT!!! Y U DO THIS WP!
    I’m so late, no notification came. (╥_╥)

    It’s November 18! You know what happens!
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    O┳Oノ)=[ ̄てノ ̄ ̄]  Happy
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  18. Thanks for the chapter ^w^.
    My bet is that destiny’s faction is manipulating the present/future regarding the 10% chance of winning against the demon lords. And probably things even further in the future

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  19. ….So in the end, what the heck was she trying to do? It was a little too easily called off if the goal was intimidation, and tipped their hand a bit too hard if it was going to lead into a future attack with pure violence.

    It’s possible that she did it to see where everyone would side, but as the destiny oracle, she should be able to gleam that much without doing something so drastic.

    I guess…her goal had to have been to show off the power, right? To throw the leaders into disarray maybe? If so, I can only assume she’s working with the demons, but then unless that hero is possessed by a Devil, I don’t see him mustering that much divine endorsement.
    Though he also gave vibes of being either a reincarnated “something” via sacrificial technique or just plain artificial hero made through good ol’ fashioned evil experimentation.

    …….Oh god I hope he’s not, like, Sakurai’s son.

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    1. Perhaps the goal was to test Makoto, the Evil God Apostle, since his destiny cannot be seen and gleam information about his character. Or maybe Esther is playing the villain under Ira’s orders in order to ascertain who will put their grudges above the common goal of defeating the demons and try to harm either Makoto or Furiae and be in a position to stop them. It’s also possible that Esther could be working with the demons, but Ira would have intervened somehow if that was the case. I doubt that the Goddess herself would plot with the demons, especially when Noah’s example shows how untrustworthy they are.

      As for Alex, my first guess was that he was an Apostle of Althena, but I have a strong feeling now he might turn out to be a demigod, possibly Jupiter’s son. After all, the series’ mythology seems to have its roots in Greek Mythology, where demigods were prominent figures and Alex’s name is the same as Alexander the Great’s, a man people claimed was a son of Zeus. There are too many parallels to be a coincidence in my opinion.

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  20. If I remember, wasn’t the Destiny oracle jealous of the Moon oracle? Watch the Destiny’s true personality be completely different cause of that.

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  21. Thanks for the chapter! ^^
    Like a lot of peoples I’am suspecting Alex to be a puppet.
    As for Esther I have no clues. Internal strife? Or my favorite theory in the comments from Eternal perspective about her trying to defuse a ticking bomb. ^^
    Wonder what Makoto plan on doing. 🙂

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  22. Thank you for the chapter Reigokai!

    SO much happening in this one! Takki-dono really has made some strong connections have to love the power of friendship!

    Just what is Esther thinking? As others have mentioned, what did she achieve with this? She stirred things up so much, almost initiated a fight right in the middle of a huge number of VIP’s and then… backed off all to easily. Especially when she seemed to reveal the equivalent of a WMD in the form of Alex. What have her actions actually done?

    Speaking of Alex, with Takki-dono’s observations: spirit’s vanishing, presence feeling like divinity, immense amount of mana on the level of literal Gods, utterly spaced out look, and accepting orders only from Esther, I believe him to have been pumped full of Ira’s divinity. Remember when Eir noticied Noah had put divinity into Takki-dono, apparently Noah would be able to control him using it. But why would Ira put her divinity into Alex? And if so, how come Esther can control him? Unless Ira descended into Esther and is controlling her and, as a means of remaining hidden, is siphoning her divinity off into someone else.

    And is no one in the story (not here, we all seem to question it) going to point out how Ira – and by proxy Esther – never revealed anything about all of the Calamities that began to happen? Horun – the activation of Taboo monsters in the middle of a city. Symphonia – beastkin revolt along with Taboo monster attack AND a 5,000 strong army of 1,000 year old monsters that, not even one of the strongest Heroe’s on the continent, could defeat single handed. Then the attack on Makkaren – the appearance of a 1,000 year old black dragon said to be one of the direct followers of a Demon Lord and immensely powerful. Spring Log – the reviving of an actual Demon Lord (even potentially being revived into a stronger form/beocming a Demon Lord level Taboo monster) that was meant to destroy The Great White Sage who is the strongest Spell caster on the continent and an immense fighting force on the level of, if not higher, than Sakurai; part of this plan also seemingly involve the death of one of the more powerful Divine Heroes (Remember Max was supposedly ranked 4th, behind Sakurai, Geralt and Olga). Great Keith – destruction of the entire capital killing thousands of people and, as Olga was likely going to remain at the site to try and save the capital with her attacks, the death of the Divine Fire Hero (3rd strongest Hero). One of these Catastrophes would have been devastating to the defences and attack forces of the Western continent, all of them would have dedstroyed the continent before the revival of the Great Demon Lord. And Ira said… nothing. In fact all of the plans WOULD have succeeded had it not been for our boy Takki-dono and his merry band of heretics. Does no one in that world have critical thinking or even basic analytical skills?

    Finally Takki-dono you do love rushing into the cave full of ravenous lions don’t you? Grabbing a girl by the arm and telling her you need to take her somewhere, right infront of the majority of your potential wives, that is dangerous with a capital D. Oh you wanting to go see the Oracle that outed you and almost initiated a civil war between the differnet countries is just par for the course. This is an event and you only discover about the event/quest if you poke it with a stick right?

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