WM – Chapter 217: Takatsuki Makoto doesn’t hesitate

“Sun Hero Alex…my little brother, do you want him as your subordinate?” (Althena)

Althena-sama asked me something outrageous.

The Sun Hero Alexander and son of the God King.

He defeated the Light Hero Sakurai-kun in one hit, so his battle power is not lacking at all but…

“No…I’m okay.” (Makoto)

He took the life of Sa-san -regardless of having recovered them- and also treated Furiae-san terribly. 

He was also the reason why I died temporarily, so I don’t feel like letting him into my party. 

“…I see.” (Althena)

Althena-sama made a slightly disappointed expression.

At that moment, my vision grew hazy. 

“Makoto, time up.” (Noah)

“Got it. Sorry for worrying you, Noah-sama. Althena-sama, Eir-sama, Ira-sama, thanks for telling me a lot of things.” (Makoto)

I kneeled, and lowered my head.

“Takatsuki Makoto, if you are troubled by anything, push everything to Ira.” (Althena)

“Ugh…” (Ira)

“O-Okay.” (Makoto)

The merciless words of Althena-sama made Ira-sama drop her head.

“See ya~, Mako-kun.” (Eir)

Eir-sama had her usual smile.

“…”

Noah-sama…had a face as if she wanted to say something, and it bothered me a bit.

Eventually, my consciousness cut off.

◇Lucy POV◇

I woke up.

The sunlight was coming in from the window.

…Overslept, huh.

Yesterday I practically didn’t sleep and was training all the time, but Makoto has come back to life, so I was relieved and relaxed…

Well, fine.

(Let’s go see the face of Makoto!) 

I leave my bed, fix my hair in front of the mirror, and wash my face.

After that, I entered the room of Makoto silently. 

“Wait, he isn’t here?!” (Lucy)

Makoto’s bed was empty.

Geez, he must be training.

I sighed and went down the stairs.

“~~~♪~~~♪”

I could hear cheerful humming from the kitchen.

The nice scent of freshly made bread wafted around.

I could hear the sound of stirring soup, and the sound of ham being cooked on the frying pan.

The one in the kitchen is a girl in a pink apron.

“Aya, good morning!” (Lucy)

“Good morning, Lu-chan!” (Aya)

My friend turned around with a big smile on her face.

We have reserved this whole inn, and we ourselves are the ones making the food.

Aya apparently found that more fun.

“Have you seen Makoto?” (Lucy)

“He said he would be training in the garden.” (Aya)

“He should just rest… You seem to be in a good mood, Aya.” (Lucy)

I can’t believe she is that same person that was crying all the time.

Well, I was in a pretty similar state, so I can’t really say much about her.

“Nfufu~, Takatsuki-kun told me ‘you don’t need to push yourself. I will protect you, Sa-san’. Kyaa~♪.” (Aya)

“I-I see.” (Lucy)

Oh my, that man..he says quite the cool stuff.

Wonder if he can say something to me too.

“That’s why I told him ‘let’s be together forever, okay? That we would never be apart even in death!’. And then he said ‘Okay’.” (Aya)

Aya smiling so brightly is cute.

It is cute, but…is it just me who thinks that her words are heavy?

“Food will be ready soon, so please go call Takatsuki-kun and Fu-chan~.” (Aya)

“Got it.” (Lucy)

I tried going out to the garden, but I noticed the shadow of someone. 

The Moon Oracle Furi was sitting on the sofa of the dining room spaced out. 

Ah, that’s not it.

She is not the Moon Oracle anymore, but a Holy Maiden, right?

She doesn’t look that different, but I feel like she is giving off a divine aura.

The most beautiful woman in the world is currently…looking as if her soul has been taken away.

“Good morning, Furi.” (Lucy)

“?!! Mage-san?!” (Furiae)

She directed her gaze here as if she had returned to her senses.

“Are you okay?” (Lucy)

“Yeah… Yesterday was so packed…I was a bit overwhelmed.” (Furiae)

“True…” (Lucy)

That can’t be helped.

A few days ago, the Sun Hero had come aiming for Furi.

Makoto fought him off, but he disappeared together with him…and died.

Everyone in the party including me had fallen into despair, and then, Makoto was resurrected.

Then, Furi turned from Moon Oracle to Holy Maiden.

It was a series of shocking events one after the other.

“Aya said food is almost ready.” (Lucy)

“Thanks… I am not hungry, but I will eat.” (Furiae)

“That’s right, you should eat! Stamina is the foundation of an adventurer after all! But you will be making a country from now on, right, Furi? You won’t be able to go adventuring anymore?” (Lucy)

“I don’t know…” (Furiae)

Her sighing looked so alluring.

Muh, it makes even a girl like me skip a beat. 

“Furi, I will go call Makoto. Want to come with me?” (Lucy)

“?! M-My Knight?!” (Furiae)

She made a complete change from just now and had a bright red face.

I didn’t say anything weird though.

“Even though he should be in the recovery stage…he is already training. Let’s go scold him about not pushing himself.” (Lucy)

Saying this, I tried to pull the hand of Furi.

“W-Wait! Wait a minute, Mage-san! My heart isn’t ready yet!” (Furiae)

“…We are just going to the garden to call Makoto though?” (Lucy)

“I-I will refrain!” (Furiae)

“Is that so?” (Lucy)

It can’t be helped, so I decide to go on my own.

I open the backdoor and go outside.

At that time, I looked back to Furi.

“I-Is my face red…?” (Furiae)

The Holy Maiden Furi was touching her own flushed cheeks and her low mutter reached my ears. 

(Aah, she fell…) 

I sighed as I headed to the garden.

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A small river was flowing at the back of the house. 

Makoto was sitting cross-legged in front of it with his back facing this way.

I walked my way to Makoto.

“Makoto~! Breakfast is—” (Lucy)

I waved my hand and called him, but ‘something’ passed in front of me.

(Oh…?) 

It was a blue fish.

It was as big as the nail of a pinky finger. 

It is really really small.

It was sparkling as it swam with a school of fish in midair.

Fish made from water magic.

The user of this magic must be Makoto without doubt. 

But there was something that bothered me.

“Wow… Even though it is this small, the scales and the fins are recreated as well. Also, it moves as if it were alive…” (Lucy)

Several hundred magic fishes were elegantly passing by in front of me while making complicated moves.

“Eh…?” (Lucy)

Something passed by in front of me again.

Several hundred water magic butterflies.

Those butterflies with transparent wings were making complicated moves as if they were alive too.

At that moment, I felt slight mana from overhead.

It wasn’t attack magic.

It is small mana that wouldn’t hurt anyone.

However, there was a ton…a whole ton…of this mana. What is it?

I look up at the sky. 

(W-What’s that?!) 

Small creatures made from water magic enough to cover the sky were freely flying around. 

Each and every one of them were made in an elaborate and precise manner.

When I tried to touch one of those to see what would happen, it disappeared.

When someone like me who has a lot of fire magic mana touches the water spells of Makoto, I end up breaking them.

That’s why this is Makoto’s magic.

These several tens of thousands of water spells were all being controlled by Makoto.

These creatures that were created from water magic were sparkling with the light of the sun.

It was so beautiful it felt illusory. 

However, I as a mage was plain terrified by the amount of spells that broke every manner of common sense.

I return my gaze to my sweetheart Makoto as if I were looking at something fearsome.

He was playing with the black cat Tsui, looking like he was having fun.

Even though he is controlling this amount of spells, what’s with that face as if this were nothing…?

Impossible…

What’s going on?

I walk as I pass through the flock of water magic creatures Makoto created and reach his side.

“Good morning, Makoto!” (Lucy)

“Good morning, Lucy.” (Makoto)

Looks like he already knew I was here.

Even though I spoke to him from the back, he wasn’t showing signs of being surprised.

“Hey…this is your magic, right, Makoto?” (Lucy)

I point at the small critters that were flying around.

“Yeah. Pretty, right?” (Makoto)

“That’s not what I mean! The numbers! Numbers! What in the world is going on?!” (Lucy)

“I feel like I’m in top shape today.” (Makoto)

“This is weird! Did you get a special Skill or something?!” (Lucy)

“Skill…? No, Althena-sama and Ira-sama didn’t say anything though…” (Makoto)

“Althena-sama? Ira-sama?” (Lucy)

The Goddesses that gave off fearsome pressure and we met just the other day.

Even just remembering it was making my body shake…

“Well, Ira-sama is an airhead, so there’s the chance that she might have forgotten to tell me. Ira-sama is clumsy, and Althena-sama seemed like an unexpectedly good person.” (Makoto)

“Y-You shouldn’t talk like that about the Goddesses!” (Lucy)

What a scary thing to say! 

If a believer were to hear that, it would be terrible! 

“It is okay. Althena-sama and Ira-sama are kind. I should check my Soul Book just in case though…” (Makoto)

“Why are you so familiar with the Goddesses…” (Lucy)

While we were having that talk, Makoto opened his Soul Book, and I hugged him from the back and peeked at it. 

It doesn’t seem like he has any new Skills.

“It hasn’t changed, right?” (Makoto)

“Hmm, yeah…” (Lucy)

I gave a sweeping glance at the Soul Book, and noticed…

“………..Eh?” (Lucy)

My eyes opened wide.

“Lucy, what’s wrong?” (Makoto)

Makoto’s voice reached my ears, but I couldn’t speak.

This was written there…

—Water Magic Proficiency: 999

W-What’s this?! 

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123 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 217: Takatsuki Makoto doesn’t hesitate

    1. As expected he rejected Alex. Though it would have been entertaining to see Alex call him master or bro.

      Furi-san fell so hard that she can’t even call Makoto now. She’s definitely going to confess within the next chapters.

      And wtf is that proficiency! Wouldn’t he see Undine now? He may gotten his Spirit King form sealed but this just compensates for it. I just wonder if this is another limit brought by the Soul Book or if this is the maximum limit.

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      1. The Holy goddesses limited normal soul books to proficiency 99. Noah likely just increased Makoto’s book display by 1 digit. Remember, Noah said there’s no actual limit. It’s just there to make mortals believe there is a limit.

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      2. Can’t help but wish Makoto would be able to pick up another element at some point. It likely wont happen as it would make him even more broken then he already is.

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      3. He’ll probably do. Ira was offering him another skill already back then. In the fight against the Great Demon King, he might have to accept that

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      4. Regarding the proficiency limit, IIRC it was mentioned last chapter that skills made by the Holy Gods are also made to have their proficiency capped at 100 too. Which points to Makoto’s Water Magic not being made by the Holy Gods since IIRC he got to the point where he can see spirits before he got Spirit Magic. The artificial capping doesn’t seem to be common knowledge though.

        Essentially, there are two caps. One is the display cap in the Soul Book, the other is the artificial cap put in each skill by the god making said skill.

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      5. Huh, I forgot about the details there. So the Water Magic is probably also bog standard. Though it is kinda strange that getting Spirit Magic lifts the cap on Water Magic proficiency. Is proficiency shared between skills or something?

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      6. From what I remember, Noah explained that normally you start getting into Spirit Magic around 200 Proficiency, but the Holy Gods keep the Soul Books from showing any higher levels after reaching 100. Spirit User is a different skill all together though, judging by what the Goddesses were saying, it probably just made it easier for him to skip some steps, like being able to see spirits before he can use them.

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      7. Hmm, more to the point, it’s that last chapter Ira said that the Holy Gods took care to give the skills they make a proficiency capped out at 100. I took that to mean that they actually make a second layer of limitation (the first being limiting the Soul Book’s display). Which would then beg the question of “how does anyone at all gain Spirit Magic?” If it requires an unreachable 200 proficiency.

        Spirit Magic is indeed its own skill, so basically to use Spirit Magic you need enough proficiency in the appropriate magic and the Spirit Magic skill. So really, the question is how does it actually work?

        – Skills given by the Holy Gods have a limit on proficiency of 100 on top of the Soul Book’s display limit discouraging further training.
        – You need proficiency of around 105 (IIRC) to even see spirits, meaning that according to the above point, this is literally impossible.
        – Makoto can see spirit…, but it was after Noah’s intervention. Does she really only removed the display cap to keep Makoto from getting discouraged? Meaning that somehow, Makoto did start with an uncapped proficiency? Or is it that Spirit Magic let’s him bypass that since Spirit Magic was explicitly referred to not have upper limit on proficiency? How does the proficiency work between Water Magic and Spirit Magic?

        So many questions….

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      8. I think when she removed the limit on his book he was already over 105, and still couldn’t see spirits. He could maybe feel them, but at first was only capable of using them by using the spirit language to force them to cast spells.

        As for the cap on skills made by the Holy God’s, I think magic was already around, and they were referring to specific skills handed out only by the gods, like Light Hero. So the best they could do to discourage anyone from becoming a spirit weapon, was to keep the people from knowing that they can continue leveling beyond 100.

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      9. By “I think magic was already around” you mean magic skills were all pre-made? Why exactly would they be any different though? I imagine the Water Magic (Saint) that Eir keep dangling in front of Makoto would also have the built-in cap.

        Unless the goddesses were talking ambiguously again I guess. And that not all skills are god-made. Which would explain the need for the double layered safety measure. The big skills are god-made and can be capped as they are made, the weak ones (like Makoto’s) are innate and thus inherently uncapped and discouraged by the display limit instead, something like that?

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      10. Hmm, the way it was worded makes it sound like magic skills are like equipments that can’t get passed down though. Basically the way it was worded implied that the reason there has been no Light Hero in the past thousand years is because it took that long to make, for one.

        Basically, I’m saying that if all skills are like that, then there should be new Water Magic (Novice) made by the Holy Gods, that can then be capped. And yet Makoto’s Water Magic draws that into question. If nothing else, I don’t think anything is preventing the Holy Gods from keeping the Titan Gods’ version of skill from going around at all, at least excepting people like Makoto who can gain such skill directly. A matter of conflicting informations essentially.

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      11. He has a Water Magic skill, that’s very low level, which keeps his mana low, and should have prevented him from learning any advanced spells, but proficiency is about the level of effort you’ve put into practicing your skills. It takes a long time to put together a high powered skill, Light Hero makes sunlight into your power-source, Fire Hero turns heat into combat power. These are cheat level skills that were granted by a holy God, and have some kind of cap, to keep them from being used against the Holy Gods. Sakurai has weaknesses, and there was a limit to the power he gained with a solar laser shining down on him.

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      12. But, as we know, proficiency is the gate to Spirit Magic, which the Holy Gods do their level best to keep away from people. If they can cap the actual proficiency gain and not just the display cap, why do they not cap the proficiency gain of every skill they make? Again, Light Hero takes a long time to make, but it’s not the only skill made by a god, it was said just before this that all skills are god-made. There could certainly be older version skills running around, but how did they get passed down at all? At least Spirit Magic not having a proficiency cap ending up in Makoto’s hand is clearly because it was made by Noah and handed to him directly as a divine favor. It doesn’t explain how Makoto could get his Water Magic proficiency to 105 at all before that, unless the one he has wasn’t made by the Holy Gods, which then brings up the question of who made and gave it? There’s also the question of how does the elves even have access to Spirit Magic at all given the explanations up there so there’s that. Also all the skills Makoto and other can gain through training too, I suppose.

        Also, I think you got the relationship between Skills and Stats backwards. Makoto has too low stats, which is why he can’t have high ranked skills. It’s why way earlier I questioned Eir’s baiting Makoto with Water Magic (Saint). Sure she can probably give it to him, but can Makoto even use it? If anything, it’ll probably actually cap his proficiency to the point that he won’t ever be able to use Spirit Magic, because that skill would have been Eir’s handmade, thus proficiency capped.

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      13. No he has Water Magic: Apprentice keeping his mana low, and keeping him from casting any high level spells on his own, that’s why Eir can tempt him with that Saint ranked magic skill. Magic itself seems to be inherent, and can probably be trained up, but the magic skills handed out by the gods are like talents, they give you a base level in an element of magic. Makoto also has low physical stats, but that’s another thing.

        Remember that Rosalie told him that he should be able to use Fire Spirits too.

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      14. Hmm, is there really anywhere that say that the higher ranked magic skill actually increases mana capacity? I do know that Sakurai’s stats being something like ten times a normal person’s seem to have something to do with the Light Hero skill, but nothing has been otherwise stated. Of course, nothing is really stopping Eir from giving Makoto a pimped-out skill either.

        Because for Makoto’s low mana capacity? It’s really in line with his other shit-stats I can’t really believe it is the only one caused by the skill instead of all of them caused by an underlying condition. That is, an underlying condition causes all (rather than just some) of his stats to be shot to hell, which then limits the skills he can have. It’s a simpler explanation.

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    1. About calling Undine, i don’t think it’s necessary anymore since it’s Undine herself that placed her interest towards Makoto. So i thought she would come for Makoto when she feels like it.

      Back then Noah-sama said that 1000 is the requirement to sync with a Great Spirit, but since Makoto could do it already so that goal is off the board

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  2. Noah-sama…had a face as if she wanted to say something, and it bothered me a bit.
    Foreshadowing ? Whad did she want to say to Makoto ?

    “That’s why I told him ‘let’s be together forever, okay? That we would never be apart even in death!’. And then he said ‘Okay’.” (Aya)
    Aya’s yandere vibes are increasing… In fact, she is already one…

    —Water Magic Proficiency: 999.
    It seems becoming the Water Spirit King had some good effects on his proficiency. The lack of one level can be compensated by using his Charm Magic.

    “W-Wait! Wait a minute, Mage-san! My heart isn’t ready yet!” (Furiae)
    “…We are just going to the garden to call Makoto though?” (Lucy)
    “I-I will refrain!” (Furiae)
    “Is that so?” (Lucy)
    It can’t be helped, so I decide to go on my own.
    I open the backdoor and go outside.
    At that time, I looked back to Furi.
    “I-Is my face red…?” (Furiae)
    The Holy Maiden Furi was touching her own flushed cheeks and her low mutter reached my ears.
    (Aah, she fell…)
    Furiae is too cute ! She is a maiden in love ! Furiae seems to have realized her feelings. Now she just need to push down Makoto and confess to him.

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    1. I think it wasn’t becoming spirit king that had that effect, but the shear quantity of water magic he was using at that point in fighting Alexander. Countless water dragons and all that. Over and over, for however long it took.
      Simply put, he got a LOT of practice in a short period. At least that’s what I think.
      Of course it is becoming spirit king that enabled him to do all that.

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  3. Thanks for the chapter~

    Okay so Makoto is basically a Goddesses Magnet. Having Alex as his subordinate? That sounds… ridiculous. But it could work i think, seeing how he got traumatized by Makoto hahah. But refusing is the best action for sure, he left a big, bad impression towards Makoto’s party after all.

    Aya and Lucy seems as close as always despite them being love rival. Damn i’m jealous by it xD
    Furiae-san getting all flustered from just the thought of meeting Makoto? She definitely fall for him. You did it yet again, Makoto. You made a Maiden falls for you like it’s a normal thing to do, you airheaded gigolo xD

    His proficiency reached 999? Not that much surprised by it lol, but he reached that much way faster than i thought. So is 1000 the requirement to transform to Water Spirit King?

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    1. Water Spirit King transformation is a form of Self-Sacrificial Magic, it’s also Banned and the next time he does it he will be exterminated by the gods, that one time was an exception among exceptions and althena made it clear that there would be no second one. He shouldn’t be able to do it anyway since Noah put an Order on his very soul (not that i think that can stop him, but let’s assume that he won’t break that promise a second time) the 1000 requirement was to synchronice with Undine, but he can do that allready thanks to his charm skill which lowers the requirement by about 100 (or even more if he synchronices with Furi, not that he needs to anymore)

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  4. Thank for the chapter ?
    So, was Makoto becoming a Spirit weapon a mistake or Not ? (because I feel conflicted because everyone other characters seems to say yes, while the plot seems to say no)
    the pros :
    + he saved Furiae
    + he rose drastically his magic proficiency
    + he mentally broke Alex

    the cons :
    – He could never transformed again.
    – humanity lost his most powerful warrior (Alex).
    – the Demon Gods gained a free move on the world.

    So I ask again, was it a mistake or not ?

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    1. Spirit Weapons are calamities that can destroy the world, hens why the Goddesses are set into destroying any Spirit Weapon that appeared making Makoto’s situation an exception cus he turned into one to save his party members. But Makoto doesn’t have recollections of what happened from the middle part till the end cuz Spirit Weapons are likely to be a berserker that will destroy everything mindlessly thus making him do things unconsciously in mid-battle, and that’s why he didn’t know what the hell happened and why Alex was traumatized.

      So I can say it’s both a mistake and not.

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    2. Makoto can at least still partially transform into a spirit and back again. He did so briefly after he was resurrected. Alex is technically a child soldier, which is all manner of f’cked up.

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    3. Technically a mistake, but one that sprung up out of the mistake of another. It’s apparently the Holy Gods’ argument to the Demons’ side. Which the Demons aren’t inclined to really consider. Of course the only other options available is to either give in to the shitbag Pope’s demands, which is an even clearer mistake; or maybe deny them the chance by killing themselves, which is not necessarily a real option given that Alex uses Sun Magic which includes healing and resurrection.

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  5. Let’s make a forecast of how many chapters before Furiae kisses and pushes Makoto down and if that happens how many more until he has to time travel.
    I think probably 2 chapters for the kiss and 3 more for the time travel.
    So by chapter 222 he will be 1000 years back in time.
    Although that theory is based on the speculation that Makoto will time travel and somehow will be taking the role of Abel (my personal prediction is that RPG skill will evolve and let him play the role of Abel but that’s just what I’m hoping for)

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    1. Mmm don’t know, shouldn’t it be the demons Lord revival in like 4 days? A time travel before that sound a little rushed, no?
      But I like your hypothesis about the rpg and Abel. Not sure it’s going to go like that but I never thought about the possibility, that’s interesting!
      I am also in the time travel team but I started to wonder: if he really goes in to the past, why the goddesses don’t know about that? I mean, if the Great Sage does… where is she by the way?! Her favourite blood bag just went missing and died and she has done nothing? Hope to see her soon!

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    2. Say no more dude, i am a person that love to read the comment section to find the assumption theory…but your comment just ah no, i hope Althena sama punish you!!!

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  6. This chapter was short and sweet. Too bad, thought there would be some more serious situations. Otherwise, it was sickeningly sweet. Furi just needs to confess and get it over with. Thanks for the chapter and Aya is still number one waifu.

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  7. —Water Magic Proficiency: 999

    By the time he realized his stat already reached the cap. Well done makoto, now u can do full syncro with Undine-chan.

    And here i’m waiting for furi confession (and i’m sure it wont be long). Now how will lucy and co reaction when they know that furi already admitted her feelings? Will they acknowledge her to join his harem?

    “Well, Ira-sama is an airhead, so there’s the chance that she might have forgotten to tell me. Ira-sama is clumsy, and Althena-sama seemed like an unexpectedly good person.” (Makoto)

    “Y-You shouldn’t talk like that about the Goddesses!” (Lucy)

    Its the truth lucy-san

    “It is okay. Althena-sama and Ira-sama are kind. I should check my Soul Book just in case though…” (Makoto)

    “Why are you so familiar with the Goddesses…” (Lucy)

    Hmm maybe a flag?

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  8. Such a nice chapter, thanks!
    And so, no babysitting Alex for Makoto’s party… (for now) but what he did to Aya and Furi can’t be forgiven just like that, even if he is a toddler who has been miseducated by that nasty Pope.

    Proficiency 999? Nicely done! We are cheering for the 1000!

    And yes, Lucy, Furiae the Holy maiden has fallen. And she has fallen hard, finally! Will she be able to even look Makoto in the eye? I guess his black hole level densiness will inevitably pull her in and cause some funny situation in the next chapters… eheheh

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  9. Although spirit king mode is forbidden and makoto was revived back as a human it seems there was a lasting effect huh. Hes basically a spirit king in human form now so I wonder if he can call Udine more easily

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  10. “Why are you so familiar with the Goddesses…” (Lucy)

    Simple… He’s got a thick skull. And for some reason, a Goddess magnet.
    Anyways, Proficiency 999 ftw
    How much experience would it take to reach that 1k?
    Or is he already there and the status doesn’t go past 999?

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  11. Well I would also reject Alex if I were him.

    “Let’s be together forever, okay? That we would never be apart even in death!”? Uh Sa-san is starting to sound more yandere-y and I’m worried. Well as long as she doesn’t go all School Days then I guess it’s fine.

    Yep Lucy, Furi definitely fell. Blame that airheaded gigolo Shameless Pole Hero.

    999 Water Magic Proficiency eh? Soon we’ll be able to finally make “It’s over 9000!!!” jokes. Anyways looking at the comments I think people are forget something: 999 is NOT the level cap. Noah previously said you need 1000 to be able to summon and sync with Undine normally. The times when Makoto has done it were all exceptions because of loopholes he could exploit even if he wasn’t aware he was doing that. If he reaches 1000 then he should be able to call on Undine whenever without relying on exploits. 1000 probably isn’t even the level cap either. There probably isn’t one to begin with. When Alex used his god rank appraisal on Makoto he just got back an ‘Unknown’ reading for Magic Proficiency which probably means it’s infinite which shouldn’t show up on his appraisal if there was a level cap. I think all Noah did to Makoto’s Spell Book was just lift the restriction on what is displayed and that’s all. I think with enough Water Magic Proficiency he could probably become a Water Spirit King that is under control and also be able to ignore the order Noah used to prevent him from becoming one again.

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    1. Speaking of stats so gosh they’re “Unknown”

      Makoto’s sanity stat was unknown.

      Does that mean he was extremely sane as a spirit king, or is high numbers bad for sanity?

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  12. maybe it was more than 999 magic proficiency? because the soul book cap system it cant surpass 999.
    and furiae-sama is cute as always~ just push him down already~

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  13. “Takatsuki Makoto, if you are troubled by anything, push everything to Ira.” (Althena)

    “Ugh…” (Ira)

    “O-Okay.” (Makoto)

    The merciless words of Althena-sama made Ira-sama drop her head.

    Lol. A merciless sentence on Ira.

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  14. He reach 999 proficiency. Its a shame he wont be able to use spirit king form again, but from now on undine will call makoto ‘my king’.

    Thank for the chapter.

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  15. 999 magic proficiency is probably the cap like 99 was for his soul book. He probably has 1000+ water magic proficiency from being a water spirit king (Undines were surrounding him) and the soul book can only display three digits (999 is limit of the display function). I guess in rpg terms, its like reaching the max level for the skill in the system, but you can still accumulate experience or points towards it indefinitely. Either way, Noah or someone else needs to modify it later to show four digit displays.

    Furiae has already fallen. Just one more push. Just one more.

    Lucy ahahahahha! Remember when the difference was at 10 and 93 between her fire magic proficiency and his water magic proficiency? Good times. Now Makoto is probably hundreds ahead now.

    I see want to see an illustration of Makoto’s underwater aquarium. Can he make tiny whales the size of a goldfish?

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    1. True. He needs either spirits or the person he’s syncing with to act as a mana battery UNLESS he can use the elemental attunement of a synch to partially transform into a non-water spirit. I wonder how much lifespan he has at this point?

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  16. hmmm, he neee another breakthrough huh.. i wonder what will be the trigger this time for him reach 1000.

    hahaha, seems Furiae Fell so slow that a mention of name enough to make her blush..
    i wonder what will happen with head pat..

    well, indeed when they Descend the Goddess can be scary and strich. but seems pretty good in private after there is few they can talk directly to.

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  17. >Lucy: “Why are you so familiar with the Goddesses…”
    At least, the first thing she thought of was to asked this question, rather than raise a suspicion of cheating by meeting other girls…

    > Water Magic Proficiency: 999
    Noah said this before, when you reach a 1000 proficiency level, there’s something Makoto can do in that level.
    I dont recall. I think i need to re-read again

    > I can;t help but think the skill of manipulating the water of Makoto can be use to his future marriage proposal to the girls as the very unique proposal for that world…

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  18. Aww, Furiae has gone back to using titles. Well, she’ll fall soon anyway.

    Hopefully it’s not really 999 Proficiency or Makoto is going to be stuck in a rut again when he has nothing else to train.

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  19. It’s kind of a shame that Makoto declined the offer. Though considering how they started out, Makoto probably won’t be able to treat Alex fairly if taken as subordinate. This refusal is probably best for all involved. Hopefully he can grow up into a proper Heracles or the likes. That being said, I can’t help but suspect the serendipitous existence of Alex during such a crisis. Is this another case of Jupiter failing to keep it in his pants, or did he actually think the way Ira did?

    I’m quite fond of Althena already. Really, she’s basically Sofia 2.0. The fact that she could so unhesitatingly apologize earlier wins a lot of points too. Sure she still had to mind the time and place, but she’s much nicer than earlier impressions suggest. But my point stands : she’s suspiciously quick to warm up to Makoto. Not in a bad way, mind. But…, I guess being pals with someone doesn’t exclude rivalry, heh. And really, the way she told Makoto to rely on Ira sounds more like “I can’t help you directly myself, so instead I’m giving you permission to dump your problems on Ira since you’re actually in the position to do so.”

    Meanwhile, Furiae is badly losing her internal struggles.

    Makoto’s jump in proficiency definitely has to do with the fight earlier. Controlling that much high-ranked spells with that level of accuracy can’t not help. And I’m fairly sure he’s the only case of a Spirit King turned back into regular (if that) human too. Now the question is, is that 999 it’s real value, or is that just another display cap?

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      1. I wonder about the looks bit. Has Sakurai’s looks ever been described/depicted? In any case, Sakurai should look Japanese, while the local people seem to look mostly European, those tend to be very different.

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  20. I. Really. Need. The. Pov. Of. Individual. Goddesses.

    It would be interesting to read how they really felt about Makoto.

    For e.g., if Noah really care for makoto?
    If other goddesses are truly kind to Makoto…

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  21. …so, new cap to break is 999, I see.
    Althena-san, your time to shine and earn some points, and a good friendly jab in ‘Eir style’ for Noah-chan

    If I’m not wrong 1000 proficiency was an original benchmark for synchronization with Undine, now what it would be, I wonder

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  22. Thanks for the chapter. Makoto turning down Althena’s proposal was expected since there’s no way he’d be able to deal with Alex fairly ater what he did to them. Plus, Alex was terrified of Makoto, so I doubt a partnership would work. Furiae’s feelings are becoming more and more obvious to everyone, so a confession scene should be happening within the next chapter. And damn, Makoto, 999 proficiency? One more and he’ll be able to call on Undine whenever he wishes to.

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  23. 999, huh? I wonder if that’s a cap? Maybe it’s a cap in the sense that there’s nowhere else to go and he can do literally anything he wants with water now? Or maybe 1000 is just a tough nut to crack. He’ll be sad if he can’t go any higher than this. Though alternatively, he never did go on that grind session like Sa-san did…

    I’m surprised Takki was able to say yes with such casualness to such a heavy declaration of love from Sa-san. How does one dense their way past that one?
    Furiae is fully in “maiden in love” mode now, and…well, I don’t need Destiny Magic to foresee carnage, followed by a pact.

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  24. Thanks for the chapter! So Alexander won’t be joining the party, and Makoto has almost(if not already) reached the point where he can take his abilities to the next step. I’m not sure what the trigger for this massive boost in proficiency was(could be the Spirit King transformation or just the sheer amount of water he was controlling due to it) but I’m glad that we at least have something to hold onto when it comes to how Makoto is going to deal with future threats.

    And who knows, maybe Undine is going to show up more often from now on? I think she’d be a great addition with how playful she is, here’s to hoping!

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  25. you know even if his proficiency is really high it still doesn’t make sense to me that he is able to control thousands of water creatures with his mana stat of 4. I feel like his mana should’ve increased instead of his proficiency but I’m glad that his spirit king transformation had a benefit.
    Thanks for the chapter!

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  26. Nobody talking about how Eir killed Makoto, he was supposed to be a weapon for use in the god wars, and needed to deplete all the water in the world to defeat him, quite the accomplishment for a self proclaimed pacifist goddess.
    Well she IS the water goddess, and the holy goddess did win the god wars though.

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  27. At this point, Makoto can just call any Undine for some handholding session, he’s still Water Spirit King after all.
    Even if his Water Magic Proficiency just shows as 999.

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  28. Thank you kami-sama plus all the thank yous I’ve missed from before.

    Lol! This reminded of the goddesses before and their complaints about his broken skill. They only have thrmselves to blame. It’s hatd fot her to get believers so her skill is a 1k year skill on par with the light hero skill.

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    1. That’s…a good point. Why WOULDN’T Noah dump the strongest skills into her one believer? She has to wait 1000 years to get one, so she has both time to kill and the motivation to make sure they don’t die.

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  29. Thanks for the chapter! ^^
    With how Lucy reacted to Makoto playing around with water magic I can’t help imagining the Mages around the town freaking out while the peoples marveled before such a display, and the royal family sending him a messenger to tell him to stop going overboard for recieving a dumbfounded “I was simply training” from Makoto. x)

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  30. thanks for chap
    ira is totally being treated like a kid.Hmmm so when will furi confess ,am curious.
    so he gave life to water huh

    looks like mc reached highest possible level with water magic,hopefully he doesn’t have previous limitations

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