Tsuki – Chapter 363: Apostle Vs Devil ①

We managed to return the bear, Tomoe, and Ema back to Asora.

Alte Barrette is in front of me. 

She is the Apostle of the Goddess and apparently a user of the lightning element. 

‘The lightning element itself is the ultimate element that stands above all elements, and it is the peak element’, is the dubious stuff she was saying, but there’s no doubt it is getting quite the favorable treatment in this world

It was the first time Tomoe and Ema experienced this, and they were one-sidedly getting hit. 

I am grateful to Tomoe for getting a lot of information out from her.

Also, am I the only one who thinks about a cooking contest when hearing stuff like ultimate and peak? 

“…” 

Alte is looking my way, but isn’t looking at me.

She is in some kind of trance. 

She has been a bit weird since the moment she got her arm taken away with the first attack.

I wanted to finish this by shooting her head, but it got caught in something for some strange reason and it ended up hitting the tiara instead.

It isn’t a good memory, but I remember the time when I was called the Apostle of the Goddess.

But now, there’s the real Apostle of the Goddess here, so we’ve pretty far now. 

Finally.

I have finally reached the point where I can face her vanguard.

About her arm…the blood has stopped.

Emergency treatment to stop the blood?

Her elbow is sparking with electricity. What a way to treat her wound. I have never heard of it before, and I don’t know the logic behind it. 

But it works, cause it is lightning. 

What a cheat ability. 

It is plenty possible with that Damn Bug. 

“I didn’t lower my guard…” (Alte)

“?” 

“I am standing here with the best of preparations and the best of equipment.” (Alte)

“…”

“Only the situation is not the best. But that’s simply a trivial prank of the moment.” (Alte)

“…”

She is mumbling.

But she is missing the mark.

“I could have dealt with the Superior Dragon incarnation and the pig. I would also finish Tsige while at it, and then find Alpine and hunt them down… The steps were already there…” (Alte)

The situation that Alte speaks out; a prank of the moment.

That’s always present in the battlefield, and it divides the winners and the lives in it. 

Calling it a trivial thing is incorrect in itself. 

Does she not have that much actual combat experience? 

Or maybe she has been so blessed in the enemies she has fought that she hasn’t had a difficult battle before.

Even so, calling Ema a pig…

It is rare to find such an intelligent and scary girl like her as an ally, you know? 

Don’t underestimate this generation’s boss of the female highland orcs.

“You…” (Alte)

“?” 

Ooh, our eyes finally made contact. 

She resembles her…

She has the same prideful attitude as that Goddess.

“You are Raidou, huh.” (Alte)

“Yeah, that’s right, Alte Barrette.” (Makoto)

“I see, I see… So that’s how it is. The company representative that had a boost in their name under the protection of Rembrandt, and is only blessed by good personnel.” (Alte)

“…” 

“But the reality is that he doesn’t have the ability fitting his growth, and he is full of openings as a merchant; a weak point of Tsige.” (Alte)

“…Hey, isn’t that evaluation a bit too cruel?” (Makoto)

It is not wrong, but I ended up objecting. 

“His real identity is that of a proficient mage and adventurer? You really got me there.” (Alte)

“Hm?” (Makoto)

“Dressing yourself as if you were a delicious target. After fooling the spies and getting Aion on your nose, you planned on trampling them down with that power of yours, right?” (Alte)

“…There seems to be a slight misunderstanding there, but it is true that I was asked to be your opponent.” (Makoto)

Kill.

The cold thoughts were telling me to kill the woman in front of me.

All this time.

She might be more dangerous of an existence than I think she is. 

Finish her for certain.

My internal alarm was telling me with ever increasing potency that this was the one and only best choice. 

I was already going to do that even without all the alarms though.

“I have already turned to foam the many plans you have. That’s why I won’t ask much.” (Alte)

“That’s some special head you got there.” (Makoto)

I tried shooting one Bridd on her chest at the fastest activation speed.

Sadly to say, it was the expected result. 

Before it touched her body, the Bridd was stopped by the lightning that was coursing around her, and it disappeared without much fuss.

“…Bridd. An old but strong spell. It seems like you are trying to hide it, but I can certainly feel it -your outstanding magic power. It is pointless though.” (Alte)

“Gotta give it to you, that was good reaction speed. Or is that an auto guard? It doesn’t seem like it blocks everything though.” (Makoto)

I respond while looking at her arm and broken tiara that are on the ground.

“Raidou, are you the Devil that descended in Limia before? That impertinent being that was being called an Apostle of the Goddess was you?” (Alte)

“Yeah. The result of being forcefully kidnapped by that Damn Bug of a Goddess was that I got struck preemptively by a Dragon Slayer, and on top of that, got a nickname that I didn’t even want.” (Makoto)

Devil, or Apostle of the Goddess, or her Agent! 

“Bloom.” (Alte)

It is that, huh! 

Without even waiting for Alte to finish her words, a red lightning flower covered the sky at blinding speed. 

The lightning was shot at me.

“!!” (Makoto)

I thought that maybe I could unexpectedly follow it with my eyes, but that wasn’t the case.

The next instant I thought it shone, the attack was already over. 

By the time I noticed, a piercing pain in my body remained.

Not only my magic barrier, even my Magic Armor was of no use. 

The feeling of my magic being one-sidedly erased the moment it touches that lightning.

This certainly is unfair.

But I got it. In terms of speed, the moment it shines, it is already dangerous. 

She was crying about preparations and all that, so the lightning that seems as if it is entangled to that cloud above must have some sort of meaning.

I should investigate that too.

Even so, it doesn’t look like she will be letting me move.

It pierces my barrier and magic armor with unfair ease. 

It is true that the lightning element is cheating. 

Not lightning, but the lightning element. 

It possesses extraordinary power. 

“[Lightning Clad].” (Alte)

“Oh, you can even do that?” (Makoto)

Lightning covered the body of Alte. 

Her whole body began to shine. 

The arm that I pinned to the ground also floated its way back to its original position with scythe and all.

It didn’t really stick, and there was a small thunderball in between the elbow and the arm.

It does look like it can move normally though.

It is better to think that’s the case.

I guess it is a bit too optimistic to think that the only other thing it does is cover her in lightni—wa?! 

Alte closes the distance between us with unexpected speed.

She stretches out her left arm.

My movements are being hindered by the continuous lightning strikes, so evading was difficult, and she got all the way to grabbing my neck. 

A shock ran through my body the next instant.

“!!” 

A zapping sensation that was far worse than that of those tools for punishment games. 

Constant pain.

“Thanks for being of help to the Goddess, Raidou.” (Alte)

“D-Don’t m-mind it! She s-seems like the t-type that d-doesn’t have f-friends a-after a-all!” (Makoto)

It is pretty difficult to talk lightly. 

I feel like I can finish her immediately, but…at the same time, I also feel like she would escape.

I have set a bit of an insurance, yet I still feel this way. This is a strange sensation.

“That was humiliating. It was the biggest of embarrassments for us. But being able to meet you here must be heaven’s blessing. Don’t think you will be having an easy death. I will thank you a whole lot, and then drag that dragon and Alpine as well! And I will also turn the whole Tsige into cinders…no, the only thing left will be pebbles!!” (Alte)

“Pe…bbles?” (Makoto)

A strange word was mixed in it.

I want to see as many of her cards as possible before finishing her. There’s one other Apostle, and she is someone connected to the Goddess after all.

I want to have a grasp of her full strength to a degree where she doesn’t escape, but this is smelling a bit dangerous.

“Etch the power of an Apostle in that body of yours. Sky Covering Lightning…” (Alte)

“Guuh, damn…it!” (Makoto)

Aah, geez, it is so hard to move! 

“That’s pointless. You’ve already been checkmated. If you know a bit about the words of Lorel, you should understand what I meant, right? Red Lightning into Stun Lightning; the king of many status effects. The first order of business will be to destroy that unpleasant wall together with the Fake Apostle Raidou… DIE!” (Alte)

“Come!” (Makoto)

“[Raging Lightning Fireworks]!” (Alte)

Both sides won’t be possible, so prioritize above! 

I called my reliable arms, and imagined them crushing the lightning. 

About me…well, I can endure it. 

The lightning above rained down on the outer wall of Tsige and its inner area, and it spread out like fireworks…or at least that was her plan.

Geez, how is it possible that she can activate ritual level spells on her own? 

Can’t really speak about others though! 

The two arms that I called touched the lightning in the sky a bit before everything else.

The sparks in the sky were returning to their point of origin as if watching a firework in reverse, and the lightning was compressed to a button.

And then…it disappeared. 

The result I was expecting. 

On the other hand, there’s Alte grabbing me by the neck with her left hand, and the lightning flowers at her feet rose countlessly like pine needles…hitting me directly.

This was also the expected painful experience. 

It really reminds me of how much I have relied on barriers and the magic armor. 

It has been such a good while since I have endured pain purely with my body, which is crazy tough.

But I am far from panicking -I was still my calm self. 

“You can break through most magic, but you can’t ignore all the magic resistance from a person’s body, huh.” (Makoto)

I grab the left arm of Alte from the side.

It is hot and it hurts. 

Lightning isn’t something you touch, so I don’t know what to compare it to.

“Don’t touch me! I will be dirtied!!” (Alte)

She shakes me off with all her strength. 

Thanks to that, I am now free. 

The weak continuous lightning attacks still continued, but I can move somewhat, and I think I can speak too.

Now then, continuing here would be bad.

If sparks were to fall on Tsige due to our battle, I would be putting the cart before the horse. 

“[Lightning Clad]!” (Alte)

“You can stack it?!” (Makoto)

The whole body of Alte shone in an even redder hue. 

But this is truly lucky. 

She isn’t the close combat type. 

And yet, for some reason, she is strangely wary about close combat, and is using this spell that seems like she isn’t that used to. 

…Did Alpine instill something in her?

She must have had some sort of trauma. 

She certainly does get faster and stronger, but her movements are simple. 

If I had to compare it to something, it would be me when I just came to this world.

……

Here! 

“[Lightning Palm—?!” (Alte)

“It is the rule that a battle between monsters must be done in the outskirts.” (Makoto)

I timed the rush of Alte and wrapped my arm around the arm she was using to attack me.

I activated the mist gate that I set up beforehand, and teleported us to a far away location from the outer walls and into someplace of Aion.

The flashy battle that had been unfolding at a part of the battlefield between the Aion army and Tsige, had all sounds stop at that instant, and it turned silent as if nothing had happened.

Sorry for the disturbance. 

Now, let’s continue.

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103 thoughts on “Tsuki – Chapter 363: Apostle Vs Devil ①

    1. — About me…well, I can endure it.
      Ah, mosquitos bite, I can endure it, really???
      ಠ _ ಠ …

      — Sorry for the disturbance.
      — Now, let’s continue.
      He just kidnap her to the goddamned CLIFF…
      XD…

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  1. Cliff?! Another Cliff?! Are Lucy’s Meteors somehow able to break through the boundaries of space and time? What a place to leave a cliff.

    I so hope to see good old Waka-sama educate this Apostle. Bring on the true showdown!

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      1. True, but usually by going to the moon. Lucy hasn’t yet, does Lucy have some as yet unknown transdimensional power? If so, awesome!

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    1. 《to a far away location from the outer walls and into someplace of Aion》… He also did say 《a battle between monsters must be done in the outskirts》so the outskirts of Aion. There was also the place were Mio and Hibiki’s team encountered Shiki’s failed monster+spirit experiment which is not in the wasteland but in the forest between an aoin town and tsige.. maybe somewhere there..

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  3. Makoto has some weird thought processes. He sees Alte’s lightning and starts thinking about cooking contests. Is he planning to beat her in a Shokugeki?

    Hah? I’m sorry? Alte didn’t know who Makoto actually was? How stupid is Bug to not even give her Apostle such basic information? Alte had to guess that Raidou is the Devil and needed him to confirm her guess. It sounds like she doesn’t even know he came from Earth or that his real name is Makoto since she only ever calls him ‘Raidou’. Those should be knowledge that Bug should know but she doesn’t mention to Alte. Also how damn delusional can Alte get? She lost an arm yet she claims she hasn’t lowered her guard and that she has the best equipment and preparations so that what happened is totally just luck. Then she says she’s already overturned all his plans and turned them into foam despite having literally not done jack shit yet. The rebellion she helped suppress has nothing to do with Tsige or Makoto and the one time she deals with Tsige’s adventurers, they easily get the better of her.

    Meanwhile Makoto is surprisingly calm during all this. Even when his magic and barriers don’t work against the lightning, all he does is complain that the pain is only a bit worse than what you’d feel from one of those toys people use in punishment games. He’s even calm enough to analyze Alte’s actions. He can tell she’s not a close combat type despite her attempts to use close combat with her lightning, her actual real combat experience is shallow and that her encounter with Toa and Alpine have traumatized her.

    And now Makoto has teleported them somewhere. He says it’s in Aion so I hope it’s near the capital so that it gets destroyed in the crossfire. The Aion army at Tsige’s wall has been more or less annihilated already anyways so Makoto doesn’t need to worry about them.

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    1. Yeah, Makoto is feeling elation whenever he meets a new kind of opponent, and thinking up new strategies. No wonder war gods love this dude and stalk him on Earth.

      I really want Makoto to teleport near Aion’s capital, then let Alte destroy the country while he dodges and gathers information from her as much as possible. Imagine it! The BUG’s actual apostle destroyed a nation.

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      1. (Sorry didn’t expect this message to be this long when starting it)
        Yeah that would be great since earlier she was bragging, about how this story of the sky being lit up with flowers of lightning would be passed down as miracles of the Goddess. So if makoto either uses one of his shields or a mist barrier/illusion to hide the outline line of the city while still on the outskirts…then draw the battle slowly closer with it looking like normal fields or mountains instead of the city. All Mokoto has to do then is take advantage of Alte’s love of the goddess, inexperience in fighting, and her trauma of fighting someone so weak they couldn’t touch her so they had no chance hurting her or escaping…then for the first time the weak prey touched back as she injured her to help protect there escape with secrets.

        Push her into close/long range battle(the one she’s bad at) so when she starts to show her lack of battle experience with simple mistakes distract her more by attacking her bug religion. Make her over compensate to get out of the battle range there in while keeping her worked up. Now at the illusion/barrier hide in the mist a Toa figure like she’s ready to do that same attack, and keep working up alte with bug comments so she keeps powering up until its just enough…but just needs one more push. Attack til she’s lined up right where you want her, and then overwhelm her with enough power to leave an opening. Then have Tao appear ready to strike using the same move that traumatized her already making crazy about her. Besides being hurt by her she also let a weak bug get away with knowledge she shouldn’t have. The mad bug blaming her mixing the injury then the escape both being done by the same weak bug that was at a level they shouldn’t of been able to do either the attack or escape. Now with the power and anger Makoto built up badmouthing the bug, and now her own rage from the trauma and escape exploding out… releasing every thing she has at her hated enemy. It would be great if Tomoe makes it like a drama leaving the illusion up only letting alte see how badly she blew up, and Tao being completely destroyed. So you know crazy girl will snap in crazy happiness from erasing her trauma and while crazy laughing do the whole bad guy “that’s what you get I’ll do that to you too makoto cause this is what happens when your go against the power of the Godde….ss!”. As the line of “this is what happens’ start letting the mist clear til she sees the city annihilated as there’s probably no hope of survivors as her shock sets in…this is where you twist the knife in letting Tomoe keep her shocked while Makoto sets up his attack.

        Wow your right I can’t wait to hear about the miracle of the goddess that saved aion you bragged about earlier when you finished the war destroying tsiege I wonder will it be the same, but you won’t have much time to think about that once your in front of the goddess… losing to some weak humans letting them escape with secrets, and wiping out a capital city you were helping with goddess powers. Hmm hopefully she will let you out soon though I would feel bad if Tao didn’t have her chance to hunt you through your shadows coming out from any where…oh your thinking…have some pop out of shadows around her…it was so easy getting you to attack right where we wanted with all your power…show all the ones around her dying the same way as before…I bet you felt relief when you thought you killed her huh?

        Well I guess you won’t have to wonder about any of that anymore…and before the confusion of why she wouldn’t have to worry was able to set in to her blank shock…since the bug took her blessing after destroying the city nothing stopped Mokoto’s powered up arrow as the head shot blew ended the first of the of the bugs frontline…as he said earlier as the fight started this was his first real battle against the bug’s advanced line or something like that. Then not long after that he not only killed that fontliner, but he might of really gave that bug a real black eye in the surrounding people saw the miracle lightning that should of been helping Aion take out Tsiege and the army since they were always with the goddess…but instead it was there capital destroyed.

        How many followers will she lose, like will some of those spirits lose power, cause if its like those Greek gods that had followers/believers stop worshiping them making them lose there power. Will the same happen to her? Make it a bigger black eye and have Tomoe broadcast it in other cities but make it so every one sees the city and no Tao then the people see how it looks like she’s crushing the city and bragging about the goddess using her powers for things like that. Maybe other cities with drop her too, as many hated how she slept through the demons first real push when they took over so much and there still causing problems…and then her sure fire blessing that help her followers no longer works too finding out in those same demon battles…plus he helped Tseige win the war and swallow all of Aion not just a piece as there’s not king or whatever in the capital if it doesn’t exist.

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  4. That’s a tremendous difference between past Makoto versus Dragon Slayer Sophia & Blade Dragon to now. His thoughts are becoming more consciously “evil” compared to it being unconscious before. It’s like Makoto is starting to embrace his true nature instead of repressing it. You can kind of sense the joy in Makoto’s internal monologue when he gets hit, lands a hit, faces a new opponent, thinks of ways to counter new skills.

    Ginebia definitely saved the Alpine party by hiding them away until the battle is over despite her reasons. This Apostle is too obsessed with them because they damaged her shallow pride.

    I wonder when Rembrandt will reveal that Makoto’s the “Devil” to the other executives or chairman. He clearly knows that Makoto himself is strong enough to change the tides of battle alone to make that request to him. A new urban legend about Devil and new worshippers for Makoto lol.

    Alte = Sophia version 1.1

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  5. I feel like Bug is Selene, goddess of the moon, since it is impossible for Artemis as she is a main player in greek mythology but none of her stories–other than the silver chariot that moves the moon–has the moon playing a part.
    Hestia is goddess of the hearth, warmth and family so she’s out since she does not have anything to do with beauty.
    Aphrodite is not a maiden goddess so she’s out.
    Athena is definitely out since she is on Makoto’s side.
    Either the author is a massive troll or all the moon and night references in the novel and the novel’s own name means and hints at something.
    If Bug is related to Greek mythology, then in the older, non-Roman modified and lesser known version of Greek myths, Selene was the goddess of the moon–her name is where the word “serene”(addressed to royal families in Europe as respect at times) comes from–she was originally a titan but sided with the gods in the war against Chronos along with her brother the god, former titan, of the sun. She definitely has NO work to do because the Romans decided that there were too many gods so they merged Helios’s only job with Apollo and Selene’s with Artemis. Selene’s personality was never described and she mostly remains in the background since the moon wasn’t at all important in Greek myths so she would be really easy for the author to adopt her into his works without having to worry about the goddess’s background and lore when writing Tsuki ga Michi.
    So Selene fits the whole Moon motif, her character can be made however the author wants to accommodate the story, even with Bug’s horrible personality, it wouldn’t matter to people who read Greek mythology, Selene being a weak and minor titan that governs the moon and only the moon and nothing else would make sense for Athena to take her lightly and for the gods to take pity on her compared to her strong and powerful brother Helios.
    Therefore I think Selene would make the most sense.

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    1. No it could be Artemis. In Roman myths they combine three gods into one god. Diana the Roman version of Artemis.

      Diana/Selene/Hecate are combined into a single Goddess [Diana]. Artemis is the daughter of Zeus, sister to Apollo, and her mother is a titan. So you are not entirely wrong in your conclusions. It is likely the situation is similar to Shiva/Dai (Hindu/Shinto myths combined).

      Athena is probably the biggest hint. It should be a goddess in the same generation as her, a virgin goddess, and also a daughter of Zeus. Tsukiyomi and BUG’s cheats seem to indicate that she’s a moon goddess. Moon motifs are going strong in this novel, true.

      Atle’s attitude is similar to what I kind of expect from Artemis’s group of women (her personal guards). Women of the Hunt or something. They were said to be the most beautiful, arrogant, strong hunters around.

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      1. I don’t think so. I looked around a bit and Artemis doesn’t really have any creation myths and it was said that this goddess also has a creation aspect. On the other hand Aprodithe has creation in her being born myth as she walked ashore trees and plants sprouted. Artemis also dressed simple and always wore her quiver, while this goddess dresses seductively and had jewels a motiff of Aprodithe as Hephaistos crafted her plenty even bestowing a charming ability on one of them. The whole purist thing is actually more of Artemis as she was pretty vindictive of people trying anything with her “people”. The bug is too much of a mesh of both goddesses.
        So my inital opinion was that the 2 goddesses merged hence the whole aspects of both and this is also the reason she was put out to manage her own world. Or this Selene one was pretty good aswell since it trully gives author as much freedom as necessary, or maybe even too much.

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    2. I think you’re forgetting that makoto was brought to this world by tsukuyomi (the japanese moon god), the name should come from that primarily

      with that being said, you could be right about the goddess identity, but maybe through the wrong logic

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    3. Of course, that makes so much sense, let’s hope author don’t go with “it was Aphrodite all allong lol” and Artemis doesn’t make sense too, but your argument about her being Selene I dare to say it’s on point

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    4. the conversation of the gods before meeting Makoto about who is the goddess with the god line: “Daikoku, doesn’t that annoy you? Why do we have to wait like this for a little boy like him? (Susanoo) “A child who desperately tries to hide what they are doing from their parents. There was no choice but to think about it like this while waiting. (Daikokuten) The old man was sitting in front of the go board, he somehow pulled it out, and was playing with a black stone. The old man was Daikokuten, a powerful God. It might be hard to believe, but her past tantrums were far worse than Susanoo’s. “Athena, what do you think?” (Susanoo) “He must know that the longer we have to wait, the worse it will be for him. I thought he was a stupid kid. (Athena) * Our divine line takes something human-like which we call bloodlines. For example, amaterasu born from the eyes of an izanami and kagutsuchi who was born from when an izanami was burned or an izanagi sword at the time of an Izanami’s death. who is the goddess and what does it have to do with shiva and athena?

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  6. Thank you very much for the chapter

    On the identity of the bug, many believe that it is aphrodite or artemiza

    But both are very obvious, plus the author has great mythological knowledge. It must be someone who aspires to be like them goddess, according to the extras she is a goddess who aspires to be the personification of beauty, which she cannot and aspires to be important for that reason when she was given the power of creation she already felt superior to Tsukuyomi.

    With that information, she can neither be an aphrodite nor an artemiza.

    Surely it will have weapons based on the most powerful among the gods, perhaps the author wants to confuse us with the goddess bitch using a bow, but in this chapter it can be said that even though the thunder element does not represent her.

    As the gods say, to cheat or look for shortcuts is the most skillful. It may be that this bitch goddess has connections with important gods and got such holy treasures gifted to her.

    Finally, perhaps the apostles are mini goddesses, because Alte behaves just as arrogant as the goddess bitch and also has the same number of neurons. Seriously, it couldn’t be more stupid to seek a fight without information and prioritize your pride over how to fight efficiently.

    I know that I ask too much but I hope that all aion or tsige can see the fall of this apostle and thus stop touching the kintamas to makoto

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    1. if by Artemiza you meant Artemis, I agree that it is too unlikely to be her. Although Artemis is a moon deity like tsukuyomi, and thus would explain why tsukiyomi got involved instead of some other Japanese god, she is primarily a god of hunting and the wild. There is no way that Artemis would act like a lazy bug, she would either be stalking or attacking prey 24/7 (while it is totally possible to interpret Artemis as a villain, the author has shown too much respect for the religious history, to end up so off base and portray her like the bug).

      Aphrodite on the other hand is still a valid candidate (and having the evil god be a western one is still enough of a surprise to Japan that I could see the author going with the obvious choice rather than something obscure [although if not aphrodite then either Rhodos or Peithos are my current favorite cndidates])

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  7. Thanks for the chappie!!!

    Surprising that he didn’t fire another arrow after destroying the Tiara, especially because he acknowledged his instinct telling him that it would be dangerous if he didn’t kill her immediately. Well I guess killing her without her realizing wouldn’t satisfy his anger at her having hurt Tomoe and Ema.

    Also Hype to the MC getting to go savage on this idiot!!!

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    1. maybe makoto’s instinct made the arrow that went to the head of the apostle fail, if it kills the apostle maybe her body will explode and take everyone with her, so maybe all of Aion will be destroyed by such a bomb (apostol) and only makoto is free.

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  8. Thank you for the chapter!

    I’m a bit surprised that Makoto didn’t analyse the lighting magic or at least hasn’t commented on it more than some observations. What with him understanding the aria of magic and all…
    I’m wondering when or if Makoto will use lightning magic against the apostle, I can imagine just that breaking her spirit.

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  9. Welp, time to start looping devil trigger while I read the fight…

    “All of these voices inside my head
    Blinding my sight in a curtain of red
    Frustration is getting bigger
    Bang Bang Bang – Pull my Devil Trigger!”

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  10. lol love how Makoto just playing around entire time and learning how lightning works….
    and seeing Bug Apostle keep blabbering nonsense just make it more hilarious…

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  11. Thanks for the chapter, HAHAHA that was hilarious, Makoto is still as absurd as always, tot hin that after all that punishment, he has the leisure to contemplate.

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  12. Why is the Bug associated with a Lunar goddess? If everyone when they see the golden light knows that it is the Bug, the gold does not go with the Moon, perhaps with a white or a blue, the goddess. As it was mentioned that she was an unimportant goddess and they gave her a world out of pity, in addition to controlling the lightning, she may be the daughter of Selene and Zeus, Pandia, a reference to the full moon, or the goddess Tique for fortune or good luck that She was known for being arrogant, or Peito, a goddess close to Aphrodite who deals with seduction (not lust) and persuasion, was also almost raped and that would explain her phobia of the ugly.

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  13. Please dont get me wrong.
    Im thankfull for what Reigokai have provided us with.
    However, 1 “short-normal” length chapter after 6 days was not what the pace he usually do.
    Yes, he’s also working on WM chapter, i understand that. Since i thought that Tsuki’s chapters is going to be prioritized over the others.
    Maybe im wrong in some aspect, but my point still…

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    1. Tsuki is actually a pretty difficult novel to translate. Even if a chapter looks short, it doesn’t always = time required to translate. That rings specially true for Tsuki.

      Also, there’s no real rush for Tsuki. I am currently going at the same pace as the author in release times.

      The priority I mentioned a long time ago was an assumption where chapters would be releasing irregularly and slower than normal. Who would have known that the author would have a release spree? So I am maintaining a schedule instead. Easier to digest and leaves me a bit of breathing room with easier to translate stories.

      Do understand that I sometimes release 2 chapters of Tsuki when I get the chance. Maybe that will increase the rate you see of my releases?

      Sorry if this isn’t to your liking, but do understand that translating 2 stories isn’t easy, and I am but 1 human.

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      1. yeah, tsuki mtl is harder to read than monster tamer mtl, and that’s just fucking impressive, lol
        (monster tamer mtl is very hard to read because of author habits)
        zero-believers goddess mtl is a joke compared to the above two
        just from that, you can estimate how much harder it is to translate

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      2. Hi Reigokai, thank you for replying to my comment and i apologize if my reply is quite late.

        It’s not that im not liking the current pace of translation. Im just wondering and have an assumption by my own that since you have the experience that been accumulated after years of translating Tsuki, you are not have any trouble with the pace.

        Therefore please excuse my assumption.

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      1. I both love and hate that idea…

        That said, it’d be nicer if we could read the side stories in semi chronological order… but I get preferring the main story.

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  14. And thus Aion fell to a great disaster known as the Apostleclysm.

    It took perhaps a decade for it to rebuild, as a territory of Tsige.

    Hmmhmmm… I see it now…

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  15. thanks for chap
    so mc developing some premonition like instincts huh
    and looks like he finally needs to rely on other things than magic too.
    also makes me wonder what the apostle is a homoculous or even android or cyborg?

    ok mc says other apostle is also female here

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