WM – Chapter 181: Human Demon War 2

“Now then, report the situation of the Demon Lord army amassing in the Demonic Continent.” (Yuwein) 

“Yes, reporting!” 

A knight responded in a loud voice at General Yuwein.

The eyes of the many people showing in the projections gather there. 

“First, I will talk about the army led by the Beast King Zagan…” 

He reads the location of the Demon Lord army, the scale of the army, and the composition.

Everyone is listening with serious expressions.

…But it was all flying over my head since I am not from this world.

Well, even if you tell me the name of locations in the Demonic Continent, and the detailed names of demon tribes, I don’t know much about them. 

When I look back, Sa-san must have gotten bored from listening, she was brushing the back of the black cat. 

You are a Hero too, you know?

(Lucy, Princess, can you explain to me?) (Makoto)

I asked my comrades of this world.

(Hmm, I don’t know much about the Demonic Continent…) (Lucy)

(I didn’t go out of the Moon Country till recently. Sorry, My Knight.) (Furiae)

Lucy and Furiae-san shake their heads to the side with troubled expressions. 

Looks like the two of them don’t know much about outside continents. 

Princess Sofia or Fuji-yan would most likely know about these kinds of things.

Maybe I should ask Captain Ortho later. 

There was a lot of information in regards to the Demon Lord army from the Sun Knights, and it didn’t show signs of ending. 

I then noticed that from the many projections in the place, there was one that showed Princess Sofia’s face.

She is by the side of Princess Noel, so it is most likely a room of the Highland Castle. 

I can also see Oracle Esther there, so it is probably a gathering of Goddess Oracles.

“…”

While I was watching that projection, my eyes met with Princess Sofia’s.

Princess Sofia showed a faint smile and moved her mouth lightly. 

(Good luck.) 

She didn’t speak it out, but I could read that from the movements of her mouth.

Should I tell her something as well? 

After long thought, I waved my hand lightly. 

“Oi, Rozes Hero! Don’t go flirting here!” 

(Geh!) (Makoto)

The one who chewed me on it was Gera-san.

The gazes of the people in the meeting all gathered on me.

“Hooh, quite the leisure you got there, Spirit User-kun. If you are that bored, how about coming over here instead?” 

Even the Great Sage-sama joined in with a grin?! 

The gazes of everyone in the projections were cold.

However, Princess Sofia’s face was bright red as if it were going to let out steam at any moment. 

Sorry, Sofia! 

Princess Noel at her side was providing a follow up with a wry smile.

I should apologize later…

“What are you doing, Makoto?” (Lucy)

“Are you an idiot, My Knight?” (Furiae)

“Aah, Takatsuki-kun, you gotta listen properly, you know?” (Aya)

I heard the voices of my comrades from the back. 

Furiae-san and Lucy are one thing, but you are the last person I want to hear that from Sa-san! 

“Well then, it looks like there’s people who have gotten bored, so let’s keep the briefing of the present situation to this much.” 

Even General Yuwein was teasing me. 

…I am really sorry for doing that in this important meeting! (I will apologize later)

“Esther-sama, please explain the future developments from here on.” (Yuwein)

“Got it.” (Esther)

With the cue of General Yuwein, the Destiny Oracle steps forward.

“In these 6 days, the army of the Sea Monster King Forneus will be appearing in the coasts of the West Continent.” (Esther)

The voice of Oracle Esther resonated flowingly. 

“The Earth Country Karilan, the Sun Country Highland, Wood Country Spring Log, Water Country Rozes…the Demon Lord army will be showing up in the coasts of those areas. However, you must not face them. They are all diversions… It is all a trap to disperse us from the place where their main forces are.” (Esther)

The many people in the projections were listening to her words.

“On the 7th night, the Beast King Zagan will attack Camelon. Their aim is the life of the Light Hero, and to lower the national power of Camelon. Even if they don’t manage to take the life of the Light Hero, they plan on weakening the Six Nation Alliance by making Camelon into a battlefield.” (Esther)

“…The logic is sound, but it is a good plan that’s hard to believe was thought by the demons.” (Tariska)

The one who commented to Oracle Esther’s explanation was General Tariska. 

“That’s right, General. The ones who thought up this plan were not the demons, but the devilkin. Archbishop Isaac of the church that worships the Snake God.” (Esther)

“Those parasites… The devilkin should really be eradicated at once. There should be no need to ask whether they are from the Snake Church or not anymore!” 

The one with the radical statement was the Pope. 

“…Tch.” (Furiae)

I heard Furiae-san clicking her tongue. 

Of course it wouldn’t feel good.

Sorry, but endure for a bit.

(…Even so…) (Makoto)

Is it as Oracle Esther said that there won’t be enemies coming to Laphroaig? 

When I was thinking that, the Destiny Oracle looked over here as if she had read my mind.

“Ah, right right. The Demon Lord army is going to appear in the ruined country of Laphroaig, too. There’s only devilkin there, so there’s no need to protect them, but it would be troubling if they were to make a base in the West Continent, so do drive them off, Apostle of the Evil God Noah.” (Esther)

Oracle Esther -the Destiny Goddess, Ira-sama- looks over here with a bad natured smile.

“…Understood.” (Makoto)

I reluctantly nod.

But the gaze of Oracle Esther was cold.

“Do you really? The objective of this war is to defeat the Beast King Zagan. Also, maintain as much war potential for the time the Great Demon Lord Iblis resurrects. We must avoid pointless battles at all cost. Got it, Evil God Apostle that rushes into danger in the drop of a hat?” (Esther)

“…”

She says as if she has seen it…which she probably did.

She is the Destiny Goddess after all.

“Around 10,000 sea monsters will be appearing tomorrow in the Moon Country. They will most likely be on standby at a range where magic barely reaches as if to provoke you.” (Esther)

“Tomorrow?!” (Makoto)

That’s fast!

“But you must not take that provocation. If it turns into a fight, the casualties to the Sun Knights won’t be low. There might be a number of monsters specialized in surprise attacks that will assault the people of the Moon Country, but…the ones dying will be devillkin.” (Esther)

“You…!” (Furiae)

I heard the low voice of Furiae-san from the back after that outrageous statement. 

“Obviously. The life of devilkins is worth less than that of insects. There’s no need to use our important armed forces for them.” 

The Pope followed after, but many nodded at this. 

These people…

I should complain about this already.

When I was about to raise my voice…

“Wait, My Knight.” (Furiae)

“Princess?” (Makoto)

Furiae-san grabbed my arm and whispered.

“Your standing is currently bad with your Evil God Apostle title being discovered. Don’t stir the fire even more!” (Furiae)

“But…!” (Makoto)

“Just don’t!” (Furiae)

Furiae-san is going that far, so I guess there’s no choice…

“I will keep it in mind…” (Makoto)

“Good.” (Esther)

Oracle Esther responded satisfied with my words.

“Well then, let’s wrap up today’s meeting here. If anything strange happens, report it at once.” (Yuwein)

General Yuwein announced the end of the meeting.

The meeting of the Six Nation Alliance ended in this way.

The projections disappeared one after the other.

There’s a hazy feeling in me. 

I’m not in a good mood. 

Let’s go back and train.

“Hero Makoto-dono.” (Ortho)

“Yes?” (Makoto)

After all the magic projections were cut, Captain Ortho-san called me to a stop. 

“If it is about the devilkin, there’s no need to worry.” (Ortho)

““?””

Furiae-san and I tilt our heads.

“Princess Noel has ordered us to protect the people of the Moon Country without discrimination. General Yuwein is of the same mind.” (Ortho)

“Really?” (Makoto)

They didn’t say anything at the meeting just now towards Oracle Esther and the Pope though.

“Due to their standings, they can’t say anything against His Holiness, but in regards to the management of the army, the one who has the last word is the General. Princess Noel is thinking of erasing the race discriminition, and General Yuwein agrees with it. The people of the Moon Country will be treated as people who must be protected.” (Ortho)

Ortho-san says this confidently. 

I see, so that’s the underlying circumstances. 

The 1st Knight Division that Ortho-san leads is a division that has a lot of old time veterans even within the Sun Knights. 

I thought it was a bit strange that a division with that much power would be coming for the defense of the Moon Country, but now I see.

“Isn’t that great, Princess?” (Makoto)

“…Yeah. That woman intends to treat devilkin equally, huh.” (Furiae)

Furiae-san was making a complicated expression.

She has her own thoughts regarding Princess Noel, but she has to be grateful for what she has done this time around; is she feeling conflicted because of this? 

Well, whatever the case, it is great that one worry is gone. 

Now then, let’s go back.

I was about to walk off, but Ortho-san grabbed my hand.

“Ortho-san?” (Makoto)

“I am still not done talking, Makoto-dono.” (Ortho)

He is grabbing my hand with a lot of strength there.

“That meeting of just now was one that has the fate of the continent on the line. Even if you are a Hero, it is troubling that you don’t pay attention.” (Ortho)

“Y-Yes…” (Makoto)

Ortho-san is totally correct.

“Looks like Makoto-dono doesn’t know much about the geography of the Demonic Continent, and the tribes of the Demon Lord army. I will be teaching you for future’s sake. Do you have time right now?” (Ortho)

“…Yes, please do.” (Makoto)

Looks like me waving my hand to Princess Sofia in the middle of the meeting was not good from a militaristic point of view. 

“Alright. Then, together with Lucy, Sa-san, and Princess!” (Makoto)

“““Eeeh?!”””

I don’t wanna stay back alone! 

The lecture took several hours.

◇Next Day◇

“Enemy sighted! There’s around 10,000!” 

There was a report from the lookout of the Sun Knights. 

“It is just as Esther-san said.” (Makoto)

“Just as foretold, huh, Makoto-dono.” (Ortho)

Captain Ortho responded seriously to what I said.

We were standing at the coast in the back of the Moon Palace remnants. 

We are at a distance where I can finally see the enemies by using Farsight. 

I could see the faint figure of giant sea monsters faraway. 

All the monsters have a size of at least that of a fishing boat. 

“Ortho-sama, we have finished deploying our forces on the coast!” 

“Alright, do as Esther-sama said. We are not going to attack from our side no matter what. Their objective is to provoke us.” 

“What about the cases when they attack us?” 

“Pull them in as much as possible. However, don’t allow them to reach land.” 

“Yes sir!” 

“What do we do for night surveillance?” 

“We will be doing 24/7 surveillance, with an 8 hour rotation. The shifts have been relayed to everyone already.” 

“Alright, now the other worrying points are…” 

The tense conversation of Captain Ortho-san and his subordinates continued.

By the way, wouldn’t it be safer to have the sea monsters reach land? That’s the notion I had, and I learned in yesterday’s lecture that that’s a mistake. 

They may be sea monsters, but it is not like they can’t come out to land. 

The sea monsters normally live in water, but they can function in land for several days. 

I once again look at the ocean spreading in front of me. 

This is the first time I see the ocean since coming to this world.

30% of the country of Rozes is made up of the giant lake, the Shime Lake, so I have seen huge waterfronts. 

But there’s a clear difference here.

“Hmm…” (Makoto)

“What’s the matter, Makoto?” (Lucy)

While I was crossing my arms thinking, Lucy placed her head on top of my shoulder.

She stuck her face to my cheek. 

I could feel her high temperature.

“I was just thinking there’s a lot of Water Spirits in the ocean.” (Makoto)

My field of vision was filled up with more Water Spirits than any other place I have been to before. 

“Heeh, really? Can you see it too, Lu-chan?” (Aya)

Sa-san wrapped her arms around my neck and jumped on me. 

I could feel a soft sensation from my back.

“I can’t see them. I haven’t trained my water magic proficiency.” (Lucy)

“Hmm, but you can eventually see them if you train, huh. You two have it nice~.” (Aya)

Lucy and Sa-san stuck closer and closer while having a normal conversation.

“You two, you are stickin—” (Makoto)

“You are sticking too much to My Knight.” (Furiae)

“Wa!” “Eh?” 

Furiae-san grabbed the back collar of Lucy and Sa-san, and lifted them up like cats.

So strong! 

“Hey, My Knight, isn’t it better to return to the tent?” (Furiae)

Actually, Ortho-san told us to stay on standby at the base. 

Apparently to be prepared for the time when the monsters attack.

But I wanted to see it with my own eyes, so I accompanied them.

Furiae-san was urging me to go back, but her eyes were peeking at the monsters in the open sea every now and then. 

Of course she would be worried about the demon lord army that might attack her own homeland. 

“Furi, let us down already!” (Lucy)

“Fu-chan, let go~.” (Aya)

Lucy and Sa-san were flapping their legs.

They really look like cats.

 “Princess, let those two down. Also, wait for a bit.” (Makoto)

There’s something I want to confirm.

I raised my right arm to the sky. 

“Spirit-sans, Spirit-sans.” (Makoto)

When I called…the clouds gathered and it began to rain.

Even more Water Spirits began to gather.

And then, a massive amount of mana gathered in my right arm.

Enough mana to shoot several monarch rank spells.

“My Knight…did you control the weather just now?” (Furiae)

Furiae-san looked here slightly pulled aback.

“M-Makoto, that mana…” (Lucy)

Lucy was staring intently at my right arm.

“Uwa, cold! Ei! Ei!” (Aya)

Sa-san is waving away the rain falling her way. That’s impressive.

Even when all of that happened, mana continued gathering. 

The air trembled, and the waves of the sea rose slightly as if reacting to all this. 

(This is the first time it has been this easy to gather mana from the Spirits…) (Makoto)

(Makoto, the influence of the Holy Gods is low in the Moon Country, so there’s a lot of Spirits.) (Noah)

(Noah-sama. I see. Understood.) (Makoto)

This is nice info. 

I can gather plenty enough mana even without using the Spirit Arm. 

“U-Uhm…Makoto-dono, just what are you doing?” (Ortho)

Ortho-san asked with a slightly trembling voice.

I looked at the face of Ortho-san, my own right arm, and the monsters far in the open sea…and thought this.

“Ortho-san, is it okay to drive away the demon lord army there?” (Makoto)

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79 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 181: Human Demon War 2

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  2. Poor Sofia ! She was embarrassed by trying to flirt with Makoto. He should apologize to her later by having a date.

    The Pope and Ira should be taught a lesson. Well, if the Northern Expedition fail, Ira will take the blame as she was directly involved and be punished for her Persistent Descent by Althena as she failed to produce any results that could justify her means.

    I bet Makoto will be able to destroy the whole army. He could also borrow the power of Undine by syncing with Furiae if it is not enough.

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      1. One thing that may be worrying is if he simply ‘drives them back’ there’s the chance that they’ll withdraw and rendezvous with the armies at the other coasts.

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    1. It is just disguting how they treat devilkins. If I had to describe their actions and behaviors, it would be something like this :

      No country would ever consider it an act of evil to deny a pig human rights.
      Therefore, if you were to define someone speaking a different tongue, someone of a different color, someone of a different heritage as a pig in human form, any oppression, persecution, or atrocity you might inflict upon them would never be regarded as cruel or inhumane. Source: 86: Eighty-Six, Light Novel Volume 1.

      Even if the race descrimination is abolished, it won’t disappear as the hatred against devilkins is still present. The best way to protect the devilkins would be by reviving the Moon Country.

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  3. They sure do bitch alot at a guy they expect to save their miserable world don’t they?
    Also as his emotions are slowly erased, I kind of hope he begins to call out the girls. Like it would be a nice reference to the drawback as without emotions one doesn’t really often feel the need to blunt things or be polite.
    Thanks for your hard work 😀

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  4. Thanks for the chapter~
    Okay not gonna lie the first half is actually boring hehe.
    There you go again, airheaded gigolo. Flirting again void of situation awareness. I was hoping for Great Sage-sama to say something regarding this strategy meeting though…

    Those two slender body does really make them looks like a cat, heh? Now that the author mentions it. Furiae-san lifting those two just like a mother cat lifting her offspring should be pretty amusing xD

    Drive away the demon army? That could make them initiates their main objective sooner, which means facing the boss sooner. Wait did he just controlled the weather? He said he can only clear the weather not that long ago. Our boy surely grows up rapidly after the Divinity.

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  5. Ira is just continuing to raise flags on how she will be wrong at that very critical moment and that it will be up to Makoto to save her sorry ass from that mistake.

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  6. Didn’t Makoto say in the last chapter that he couldn’t see the Great Sage in the teleconference and maybe she was sleeping? Now she suddenly pops when he’s busy flirting with Sofia.

    I really wish Makoto would just call her Ira already. Make her know that he isn’t stupid and knows that she’s breaking the rules by continuously possessing Esther. Better yet, call her out on it in front of everybody and also mention how Althena and Eir are pissed at her for breaking their rules and also skipping out on their meetings. Let’s see how haughty she can act then.

    Can’t Noel just strip the Pope of his title? She has more influence than him due to being the fiancee of the Light Hero and is also the chosen successor of Highland’s throne. She was going to take over as Pope anyways before everybody got summoned. If she is supposed to want to spread equality then she shouldn’t be acting timid and just kick out the current Pope.

    Heh it’s a pretty funny image picturing Furi picking up Lucy and Sa-san by the back of their collars like they’re cats.

    Makoto you’re damn right it’s OK to drive away the Demon Lord’s Army. Give Ira the middle finger by proving her prophecies can be wrong. Ira’s saying that the army is only there to provoke the humans and would overwhelm them if they fight which means that in her prophecy the Demon Lord’s Army won’t be beaten or killed here so if they do get beaten or killed then Ira’s future visions can be wrong and that means all her plans can now be called into question.

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    1. The Great Sage was sleeping in the meeting too, but woke up when Gera called Makoto and Sophia out lol. The irony is that everyone else was nodding off or distracted, but only regained their focus when Makoto came under the spotlight.

      Noel needs to get holy saint status by clearing a trial, but this current expedition took precedence currently. The Pope is very corrupt and seems to be the leader of the radical faction in Sun Country. He probably got a number of suns pregnant from Great Sage and Noel’s earlier discussions.

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      1. That holy saint status has nothing to do with becoming a Pope. The current Pope is very clearly not a holy saint or even called one and he doesn’t even look like he has the capability to clear any trial to become one. There really is nothing stopping Noel from assuming the position of Pope but herself.

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      2. not that i am trying to defend the pope but about pope being corrupt is not known if he really are corrupt or not. there only conversation about nun being not virgin (can because what you say or priestess just having sex with fellow priest because they like each other not that we know)

        But he obviously take his religion teaching to the extreme (it not really rare honestly ISIS for example in modern time) making him hate heretic (devilkin or moon goddess follower)

        also noelle can’t replace pope because pope simply have better influence than her (imagine if pope not willingly hand over his position and than outrage citizens causing chaos because royal family trying middling with religion)

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    2. If my theory is right, i think she can’t tell whether makoto will win or lose against the army, it state in previous chapter that ira can’t see makoto’s fate. If I’m right Ira just said it because he looks down makoto who’s weak or Probably Ira can tell that there an army coming but beyond that she can’t predict anymore because makoto is there, thats why Esther stop him from doing anything. As we all know makoto likes to challenge the impossible even of they say no, i think it will be epic battle.

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  7. ┻━┻ ︵ヽ(`Д´)ノ︵ ┻━┻
    Ira and that Pope are both shitty people.
    Dare I say, almost, Tumorki or Bug level shitty?
    Hm… I’d say Pope = Trashmoki, and Ira = Bug. maybe…
    At the very least, the closest to them that this world has.

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      1. Janet mentioned that Ira and Makoto seemed very familiar with each other in the latter of their conversation (I think it is a flag), so they will probably get along in the future. Moreover, Ira will owe a big debt to Makoto because he will probably end up clean up her mess.

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    1. Well considering his mentality needs to be “Ah, let me just stop this comet from crushing the city real quick” it makes sense. Still badass though.

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  8. Not rushing into danger at all, Ira-san~

    That was fun. The racism was annoying, but the people with the weapons vetoed it in secret, so it all works out. Rather, don’t go flirting, Takki.

    Looks like we should basically just make this place the Evil God Apostle’s main base. I wonder if the predictions are going to be derailed from here on because we have someone who can’t be seen about to send out attacks that provoke the demon army into attacking.
    That’d be a goofy and appropriate reversal. As expected, the main expedition might fail in killing their Demon Lord, but Takki down here will solo his own and bring them a consolation prize.

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  9. Thanks for the chapter!
    Uh oh….
    Why do I get the feeling that he’s just gonna create a big wave like aang and just fucking throw the demons across the ocean or simply create a very powerful ocean current and force the monsters back

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  10. thanks for chap
    we all just know mc will bulldoze through them and attack poor wannabe threatening sea thugs
    its here~ furi’s first ever jealous scene in the novel so far~
    till now she just told told them not to flirt or that its annoying this the first time she separated them herself and even told not flirt with ‘HER KNIGHT’

    my theory still on that mc is Abel from the past and ira knew of him back then and that he will rush head first at danger.

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  11. Ok it should be like this

    Unintended to wipe the army but he wipe them all > Demon lord of water mad and come here by himseft > got killed by makoto > ester said “you airheaded gigoro!!!”

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  12. ” So about your predictions… well, don’t worry. It’s not like you’re an infallible god so you’re bound to get some wrong. “

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  13. Thanks a lot for the chapter. Ira/Esther and the Pope have hit a new low with their treatment of devilkin as basically trash. Even if Noel is against such practices, it looks like the only way they’ll be truly safe is if Makoto revives the Moon Country alongside Furiae and gathers them there. As for the war, while Ira seems to have predicted everything, something is bound to go wrong for sure, and Makoto will probably have to clean up her mess again.

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  14. Thanks for the chapter.

    Damn that trash. That’s exactly why relegion must have no influence in government. Time to show them, Makoto!

    P.S.: Furiae is getting more and more obvious, huh? XD

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    1. I think, water spirit will not kill them. In the previous chapter, it state that water spirit is peaceful entity. But don’t worry after this chapter, you will satisfied on what will makoto will do to them.

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  15. Hmm re read this again, and the second half chapters make me wake up again.
    My theory on what will makoto do will probably either he drown them or freeze them. Because in previous chapters water spirit is peaceful entity, and unlike others spirits. In last chapters before in mcallen( i don’t know if right name of that town) he freeze 200 or 2, 000 of them in an instant, because high water control. So probably he will drown them or freeze all them in instant.

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  16. Thanks for the chapter! ^^
    I’m sure that they are secretly grateful to him for flirting because it shortened this endless meeting. x)
    And the moment of Makoto fighting by the sea with loads of water spirits we were waiting for is finally coming! XD

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  17. “Do you really? The objective of this war is to defeat the Beast King Zagan. Also, maintain as much war potential for the time the Great Demon Lord Iblis resurrects. We must avoid pointless battles at all cost. Got it, Evil God Apostle that rushes into danger in the drop of a hat?” (Esther)

    I promise to fight how I want, who I want, where I want, and when I want. Past that, I’ll likely not consult you. Ok? (Makoto)

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  18. H, I’m kinda bored. Once this is n attempt todra me out, would t be okay if I just destroy theron army from here?”
    Lol
    They keep forgetting that the Destiny Oracle/Goddess can’t see Makoto’s future. So herr planning can’t account for his actions. That’s probably why she resents Makoto.

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  19. It’s the seas folks. Let’s never forget that however low his stats, however weak his skills, if you give him enough water spirits to work with he could very well sweep a city off the map.

    It’s nice to have people who have your back amidst asshats isn’t it? Ortho and Yvain (I still think it’s meant to be Yvain) are exactly the sort of people an organization need : clear headed and not blinded by stuff like irrational hatred. If this fails, Ira will have to eat a lot of blame.

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