Tsuki – Chapter 368: A new day?

TLN: Hey guys, Reigokai here! 

Merry Xmas to everyone! This calls for an obligatory…

Yes, this is one of the great things that happened to me this year. I have fallen into the Vtuber rabbit hole, and you can be sure I am enjoying it! Years of japanese have led to this moment! 

Hope you guys are enjoying yourself too! Fight on guys, as we are close to the end of this messy year!

Merry Xmas to everyone! This calls for an obligatory…

Yes, this is one of the great things that happened to me this year. I have fallen into the Vtuber rabbit hole, and you can be sure I am enjoying it! Years of japanese have led to this moment! 

Hope you guys are enjoying yourself too! Fight on guys, as we are close to the end of this messy year! 

“Today, we will promise two things to the world. One: We will become the shields that will protect the people of the many threats that push through the wasteland in waves. Second: We will only utilize our power for that sake. In other words, us Tsige will refrain from waging war against hyumans and demi-humans. However, we will fight back thoroughly and aggressively against any invaders -as a measure to continue being the shield that protects the people from the threats of the world.” 

Tsige had achieved independence and is now approved as a nation. 

Four weeks have passed since the war has finished.

Today is the day when envoys have come from many nations, and it is announced that Tsige will now be a country of its own.

It was being announced at the plaza where the envoys of the countries that answered the invitation were gathered at.

It is information that has already been told in letters, but a public announcement of the rise of a nation really does carry weight. 

He is saying they won’t be waging war at all. 

They will fight back any invaders. In other words, they have drawn the line that they will defend themselves, but the true feelings of the many nations present here was that they couldn’t understand the reason why they would go through the trouble of making a grand announcement about something that can only be taken as disadvantageous. 

In the first place, Tsige was the one who began the war for independence.

It could be taken as quite the hypocritical thing to say. 

Especially the envoys of the Aion Kingdom. They are most likely burning in anger internally. 

“Now then, let’s leave the greetings of the newly reborn Tsige to this much. There must be a lot of things that you couldn’t properly transmit through letters. From here on, we will be answering your questions as best as possible, and after that, we will be enjoying the banquet. You may begin your questions.” 

With gestures that show overflowing confidence, the man that is recognized as the head of Tsige, Patrick Rembrandt, takes a seat. 

Around 10 company representatives lined up in a row took seats too with him at the center, and they were facing the envoys of the many nations.

At the side there’s a woman who is leading this meeting. 

This woman was wearing a sensational dress that doesn’t match properly with this serious setting. One of the idols that the Rembrandt Company took the forefront to invest in, and also a former Adventurer Guild receptionist, Ates.

An injury that was by no means her fault and came from the worst of timings had changed this one woman heavily. 

One time she was pushed into a negotiation with the Kuzunoha Company’s representative which was something she brought upon herself; the second one was that she was faced with misfortune even though she didn’t neglect her job even once, and ended up being transferred into the idol industry. 

She still lacks the ability to recite her lines smoothly, but it would be appreciated if it were to be forgiven. 

“Then, I would like to ask this of the head of Tsige. This city has been serving as the lid of the wasteland until now. Why have you chosen to cause a war for independence in this time when the war with the demons is intensifying? There’s word that there was even a civil war that was a sorry attempt of a revolution. You could say it can’t be helped that a number of such incidents were to happen, but I would like to hear an explanation of this.” 

The man that Ates directed her hand at threw in a question to the Tsige merchants while sitting tightly on his chair.

Rather than saying he was throwing a question, it was more like he was demanding an explanation.

It was a tone that most likely carried criticism.

“It is true that the civil war and the circumstances overlapped, but…explanation, huh… I think it is obvious enough to not warrant an explanation though. You are telling me you need it spelled out for you?” (Muzo) 

One of the merchants, the Representative of the Muzo Company, responds to the envoy of Limia.

“Obviously. If it is an independence that took advantage of the revolution, then that speech of just now would be a complete lie.” 

“Understood. Then, I will spell it out. It is exactly because a revolution happened in the Aion Kingdom that we finally ran out of any favor towards them.” (Muzo)


“Even though they are counted as one of the 4 major powers and are counted as one of the nations that represent hyumans, their country was split due to a dispute between royals, and a civil war happened. We have run out of favor towards that so-called Aion country that can’t even properly rule their own lands. Thus, we decided on independence. That’s why it is a bit different from ‘taking advantage’. We were disappointed in this country whose ruling caused a civil war, and that became the reason for wanting independence at this time.” (Muzo)

“In that case! Shouldn’t it be your duty to show gratitude towards the king who rules the remote regions, and offer your cooperation in subjugating the revolutionary army?!” 

“If it were like the Limia Kingdom where there’s overflowing loyalty from the nobles, and we had a king with overflowing charisma like yours, that might have been the case.” (Couple) 


This statement that could be taken as ‘the country was way too pathetic, so we abandoned it’ made the envoy of Limia raise his voice because their ruling is similar. 

The one who responded to him with a gentle smile was the representative of the Couple Company. 

It was clear that she was being extremely sarcastic when she said ‘nobles overflowing with loyalty’, and the envoy of Limia ended up choking on his words.

“I don’t mind if you investigate it, but all the generations of the governors assigned to Tsige were not cooperative at all in the defense of the city against the wasteland.” (Couple)


“All those kinds of problematic things where blood is spilled would be thrown to the Adventurer Guild and the Merchant Guild to deal with and regulate. There wasn’t a single one who would be willing to put out money from their own pocket and spill a single drop of blood for the sake of this city. As you can see, I am already old, but as far as I can remember, the only thing they were passionate about was wringing out every single coin they could from us.” (Couple)

“I have been in Tsige for longer than this lady due to being a dwarf, and I share the same opinion as her. The governors of Tsige have never taken the initiative in utilizing their private armies for the sake of the residents.” (Bronzeman)

The one who agreed with the Couple Company was the Bronzeman Company.

He is a dwarf and a demi-human, but his words hold the same weight as the hyumans in this place. 

He is here due to his position and not his race, so no one could complain.

If they were to make noise for that matter, they would simply be made to leave. 

“The public order of the city was managed and maintained by the merchants themselves. Sadly to say, but the nobles of Aion were only seeing Tsige as a bag of gold. Don’t you think it is natural for our hearts to grow apart? A king that’s not worth serving under, a kingdom that’s a major power in name only and hasn’t won an ounce of respect. It was truly a time devoid of worth.” (Batoma)

The Batoma Company’s representative continued.

It is correct, but at the same time the complaints were barking at the wrong tree. 

In reality, the ones who were being encumbered by the governors Aion sent were the merchants. 

They were actually the ones who created a system where the governor didn’t have to do any work and money would still come into their pockets. 

There’s a proper reason as to why Tsige was treated as a self-governed city even with its long history. 

But even if that’s the case, it is true that the governor agreed to become a puppet that only waves their head vertically or horizontally and abandons their duties. 

If asked whether Aion was putting any efforts in holding back the threats of the wasteland, the answer would be no.


“T-That’s because you bastards made the assigned nobles incompetent through bribery!!” 

The one who raised his voice this time around after the Limia envoy fell silent was the envoy of the Aion Kingdom.

“…It is true that the voice and power of the merchants is strong in this city. There must have been those kinds of underhanded people. I won’t deny that.” (Rembrandt)

Rembrandt showed a meek expression for a second, and then agreed with the envoy.

“See? Even you bastards have to adm—” 

“Even so, I don’t think it is a good enough reason to abandon your duties. If only one of them had lost to the temptation, you could say it can’t be helped. However, every single noble that has been assigned to Tsige has lost to their desires. Even if few, if a number of them were to have properly done their job, there might have been some loyalty to the kingdom remaining. It truly is a saddening state of crossed paths. As a result, the kingdom didn’t do anything. And so, we reached the point where we decided that we will become our own nation and be the shield for the people.” (Rembrandt)

“Rembrandt, a bastard like you is…!” 

“In the first place, if this so-called country of Aion were to still have their power and dignity as a major power, would there really be deserters running to Tsige in the tens of thousands in the middle of the war?” (Rembrandt)


“This time around, we somehow managed to win, but we will now be neighboring countries. How about we forget the unfortunate dissonances and begin from zero, Aion Kingdom-san? We also lost more than a thousand lives there after all.” (Rembrandt)

There were people who had their faces bright red aside from the envoy of Aion.

They were being taunted there quite heavily, so it couldn’t be helped. 

If the Aion Kingdom were to add the merchants and mercenaries, their losses would be far above the hundreds of thousands, but there was pressure from other countries, and they were cornered to a point where they had to accept Tsige’s independence. And since they have accepted their independence, that makes Aion the losers. 

The Apostle of the Goddess that was their lifeline is still missing.

They may have been called here, but they don’t have the authority in their words as one of the 4 major powers as they have until now. 

Rembrandt maintained a smile on his face as he glanced at Ates. 

She directed her hand at the next one in turn to ask questions while panicking slightly.

“We have received several reports that Tsige used a number of unknown ritual spells. Have you succeeded in the development of new ritual spells? If that’s the case, I would like to strongly ask you for your cooperation as a country in the battle against the demons.” 

An envoy of the Gritonia Empire.

Not only Tsige and Aion, many countries who were paying attention to the battle have witnessed the ritual spells.

There were at the very least 3 ritual spells that the countries have seen for the first time.

“We didn’t develop it. There were coincidentally around 3 spells that were already developed, so we bought them after testing if they could be used in actual combat. If the 3 spells that we displayed seem to be of use, please go ahead and use them. I will later make the information public to the countries that request it.” (Rembrandt)

“…Public? In this ci—I mean, in this country that’s ruled by merchants? Don’t you mean sell?” 

“Yes, publicize. You are going to be using it for freedom, right? Please go ahead and feel free to take that knowledge in.” (Rembrandt)

“You said you found something that already existed and bought it. Then, who did you buy it from?” 

“No comment. As we have previously stated, we will only be answering questions in the best of our abilities. We merchants are especially sensitive when it comes to information sources and supply routes, so please take it as a vice of our trade.” (Rembrandt)

“! Then…!” 

Questions were being thrown one after the other. 

Ates was desperately trying to adjust the pace of the place in a state that felt like she was gasping for breath.

Why is she here?

That was the very same question she had in her head right now.

(I was simply given a half holiday because I fractured a toe! Why?! Why did my transfer into the merchant guild turn into an interview with the father of Yuno? They told me to sing, dance, and liven up the place, and by the time I noticed, I am here?!) (Ates)

The father of Yuno that would normally yell without caring about the surroundings if it were to protect his daughter wasn’t looking where Ates is at.

He is without doubt averting his gaze intentionally. 

He would simply raise his hand every now and then and answer the questions of the countries.

The one here who is taking it the easie—no, the one that is the most worried about Ates must be Rembrandt.

(I have been taking it easy getting advice in marriage and yet, why is it that I am here in such an unfitting attire as I serve as the lead of an interview?!) (Ates)

Being swallowed by the wild waves of Tsige while managing to grab success at the most dangerous part; in that sense, you could say she is similar to Makoto. That’s the beauty, Ates Batoma. 

Her head was already in chaos at her new everyday life. 

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84 thoughts on “Tsuki – Chapter 368: A new day?

      1. I don’t remember her before this chapter, the thing about be of the Batoma family is mentioned in the end and that know of Yuno is obvious because of his reaction. My point is if she will become a frecuent character or will be one of those that is only mentioned one or two times and nothing more.

          1. Well, if that was the point then probably, I mean, there are characters with similar important traits that still become just a third character that only appear few times.

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  2. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

    I like how they’re not even hiding their contempt for Aion by saying that they’re incompetent and that that’s why they rebelled for independence. They said it right to Aion’s representative’s face that their king is shit and that the governors he would send to Tsige are just as bad. Then they basically reminded the other countries how little Aion has actually helped them in the war against the demons and are basically just a paper tiger not deserving of their status.

    They’re gonna sell the new ritual magic? Normally I’d say that’s concerning because the other countries would then use it against the demons but honestly I don’t think they’ll be able to use it. Either Tsige’s merchants will alter the chant so it doesn’t work or at least works not very well or because the ritual magic is something originally developed by demons then the language used for the chants are a language that the hyumans don’t know so the other countries won’t be able to get the magic to work because they won’t understand the chant.

    Uh who is this Arches girl? Have they shown up before? I don’t remember. Also wasn’t Batoma the ones who were opposing Makoto before?

    1. Yes, Batoma did oppose Makoto at some point. Seems Rembrant is taking out people that are hostile to Raidou.

      The demons probably sold it to Tsige with that knowledge anyway, they know more about ritual spells than these new ones. These new ones are excess outdated knowledge from the Demon side. Tsige has already accomplished more than Aion just by sharing or selling these new ritual spells lol.

    2. demons only sell the ones that they have countermeasures to
      so all the folks on the demons side will be annoyed, but they won’t actually suffer many casualties (they’ll know when countries buy the 8,9,10 spells thanks to them having researched the Spies technology)

      1. I’m not talking about that.
        One of the reasons why they wanted independence was because the.. king? Or someone gave that territory to a baby
        I think Rembrandt told that to Makoto but can’t remember when that happened nor the details of it

      2. Ahhh.
        You meant that “bright” idea of king to give rule to second most valuable city (Tsige) in Aion to 4 years old child(Which is most lawful heir, caused by king being worse manwhore than Root and having other ~10 older bastard children).

  3. Thank you for the double chapter, Reigokai-sama! *bows*

    Wow, it’s been a long time since I left a comment here. By the way, when did you fall down the Vtuber rabbit hole?

    I fell down about 2 months ago, when I heard about the new Hololive EN group. I watched their 1st Minecraft Collab stream, and kept on falling ever since. I now watch other vtubers, even if I don’t understand what they are saying, like Korone, Botan, Fubuki and Pekora.

    Anyways, back to the chapter.

    Must have been insulting to the Aion guys to not only lose to Tsige, but also get told why they lost them. Well, considering the officials only accepted the bribes and didn’t do anything remotely helpful, that’s their problem.

    And the thing about them not waging war on other countries, yeah, they didn’t throw the first punch during the war with Aion. Since Aion sent soldiers to take back Tsige into its control, it’s only natural for Tsige to defend its bid for independence.

  4. “T-That’s because you bastards made the assigned nobles incompetent through bribery!!”

    . . .may be the single dumbest sentence I have read all. . . no, wait it’s still 2020, December and Saturday.
    Carry on.

  5. Don’t let the blessings that Makoto get should fall to Tzige and it looks like Athena and Shiva are helping Makoto behind the scenes without the goddess and Susanoo knowing, as is known in the myth that Athena has a connection to the soul or fighting spirit and Shiva helps because Makoto makes the decision to achieve Rembert’s hand whose family is on the verge of collapse and transforms his wife who reminds shiva of mahabharatha tied to saraswati so tsukuyomi prediction says that makoto attracts all forms of life in a way that is interesting to observe not to be opposed, norn says that goddesses have a great influence on the world resulting in the possibility of her downfall This god from heaven refers to the possibility that in the palace of the goddess there will be chaos which has the same fate as Utopia, Asgard, Babylon because the result is Makoto who brings hope and puts hope into each hand with the power of the goddess of the world who brings elements gold and light and the moon god tsukuyomi as a symbol of the mirror of life and a complement to the night, it can be said that Makoto will carry out a re-incarnation evolution with the attributes of the moon and stars symbolizing the truth of the world and the light of hope for life

  6. Is “Arches” the same receptionist whose name was previously translated as “Ates”?

    I’m sure that name has previously appeared in this novel,I can’t find out which chapter. But I know I’m not crazy for thinking that a character with that name has appeared in this story before because I can find comments talking about her:



    1. Right! I was sure there was a friend of Yuno that was a receptionist who had been a presented somewhere. It is most likely Ates.
      Thanks for making the name clear.

    1. It seems you have fallen too my dear comrade, now you will only endlessly lurking around in that rabbit hole 🤣🤣🤣

      Thanks for your good work as always……

  7. Senchou huh… AHOY then..

    But im comedian bunny fan myself but still love all the other members too….

    Akukin is rising… The rise of construction company is great arc in hololive.

  8. thanks for chap
    A FULL ROAST chapter ,ppor aion was left without even a shred of pride

    me just like all the others here :who is ates?
    btw what did she do to get on bad side of raidou and get fired from adventurer guild?none of the comments here say that.

  9. I really hate the author when she does this kind lf things, i dont care for the poor idiotic girl and how she ended up in that damn place, the important thing was the discussion of the nations about tsige’s victory! Not only were we left short on the topic, a lot of the chapter was fucking wasted on the irrelevant girl who nobody cares and wont appear again.

    1. Relax, authors add characters. Especially when stories start to get up their in chapters. That is how it goes. Plus someone mentioned she was in an extra chapter or ss chapter as they can be called as well.

      1. No its no something to relax. And no its not normal for authors to introduce irrelevant characters in important chapters, even less for those characters to take so much of the chapter.

        The topic of the chapter was about the Victory of Tsige and the political relationships with the other countries, not about a charscter nobody cares and is completely irrelevant for the main story. She could have been introduced later, in other chapter, a chapter dedicated for her. Not in this one making the chapter a half assed one.

    2. Not only uptight but also wrong.

      Levity, humor, amusement are often injected at ‘inappropriate’ times in narratives to contrast a severe tone. The contrast itself gives seasoning. Such as the Marvel movies reliance on jokes during drama or combat. It is also used as a distraction, a magician’s sleight of hand, to move the focus of attention. In this format, it serves as a bookend.

      Her fidgeting and uncomfortable presence is used to provide a short mini-narrative to end the chapter without leaving the reader hanging. If the chapter had ended without looking into her character it would have ended abruptly. Without a way to break the meeting in parts it either drags on into a huge chapter or is written in fits and spurts. Adding a dramatic hook or sudden revelation could be used but may not fit the narrative drive of the scene.

      Basically, the author is using an advanced technique to carry forward dry dialogue without needing to constantly upend the meeting to end a chapter on a dramatic note. And, as Gohan noted, it allows the author to introduce a character and a theme. In short, it is good writing practice and skill.

  10. My theory of why Tsige made thst declaration of only defend themselves, is so they refuse to get involved with the war with demons

  11. Oh man, I was wishing someone would ask ” Hey, wasn’t that Kuzunoha´s Raidou that fought against the Apostle?” But I guess that was hard to see

    1. well,there”s no one that sees it to begin with..no one normal anyways and the anti goddess cult shitheads are all dead pretty much

    2. All the witnesses are dead, and the only one who knows are the top of the merchants who ordered him(and I doubt everyone know as much as Rembrandt). There is no reason to gives out that information.

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