WM – Chapter 223: Epilogue (9th Arc)

Sponsored Chapter!


“You decide. Save the world, or destroy it…” (Noah)

The smile of Noah-sama even felt cruel.

My gaze wandered.

I thought for sure that the choices in RPG Player would show up, but…

Nothing is coming out. 

I instead confirm the expressions of my comrades with Perspective Change.

Lucy was in a bad mood.

Sa-san was in tears.

Princess Sofia had a calm expression as if she were enduring something.

Furiae-san was making a face like that of an abandoned cat…

My resolve shook.

I was going to say something, but stopped it. 

I feel like I would get affected if they were to try to stop me.

I faced Noah-sama again.

“Noah-sama.” (Makoto)

“What, Makoto?” (Noah)

“…I will go 1,000 years into the past. I will go save Savior Abel, okay?” (Makoto)

When I answered, I could hear everyone in the church sigh.

When I looked, I could see Althena-sama also make a relieved face.

“Is that okay? You won’t be able to meet your friends again, you know?” (Noah)

“Please don’t throw cold water on the resolve of someone.” (Makoto)

I showed a wry smile, turned to my friends, and went down the platform.

“Sorry, everyone. I will be going.” (Makoto)

“Takatsuki-kun…I don’t want this…” (Aya)

Sa-san grabbed my arm and sunk her face on my chest. 

“I will go with you too… I want to go together with Takatsuki-kun, Goddess-sama…” (Aya)

“Sasaki Aya, you are way too strong… If we were to send you 1,000 years into the past, the Devils will notice it… You can’t go together with Takatsuki Makoto…” (Ira)

“Uuh…no way…” (Aya)

I could only hug the shoulders of Sa-san.

Someone approached from the back.

“Hero Makoto…saving the Savior-sama is an honorable task. I wish you good luck—” (Sofia)

“Sofia…” (Makoto)

Princess Sofia’s words got stuck in the middle. 

“Sorry, even though you should be the one in pain here…” (Sofia)

“…”

Princess Sofia hung her head down.

What should I say here…?

“Geez, pushing yourself here. This girl…” 

“Eir-sama?!” (Sofia)

Eir-sama suddenly appeared and hugged Princess Sofia from the back.

“When did you descent?” (Sofia)

“Hmm, I was summoned together with Noah when I was at the Deep Sea Temple.” (Eir)

“That easily?” (Makoto)

Oi oi, is that okay?

I looked at Althena-sama and she was scratching her cheek.

Aah, so she didn’t plan that either, huh.

“Yes, Sofia-chan. It is okay to cry when you are sad, okay?” (Eir)

“…Yes.” (Sofia)

It should be okay to leave Princess Sofia to Eir-sama.

My eyes made contact with Furiae-san at the back.

Her elegant expression was gone and she was flustered.

“U-Uhm…My Knight…” (Furiae)

“Princess, sorry…that I won’t be able to stay by your side despite being your Guardian Knight.” (Makoto)

“This isn’t about me! Are you really okay…? You will have to go all on your own 1,000 years into the past. That’s way too horrible…” (Furiae)

Furiae-san ran to me and grabbed my hand.

She was trembling.

“There doesn’t seem to be any other choice after all.” (Makoto)

“But…even though you have just come back to life not that long ago…why…do you have to face such…” (Furiae)

“Well, it can’t be helped.” (Makoto)

“You are always saying things so lightly…” (Furiae)

“Do your best founding your nation, Princess.” (Makoto)

“…Yeah.” (Furiae)

My resolve must have transmitted, Furiae-san let go powerlessly.

For last, I turn to where the red haired elf girl that has been silent for a while now is.

“Lucy, uhm…” (Makoto)

I was about to say ‘I am sorry, I won’t be able to adventure with you anymore’, but my words were cut off.

“Makoto!” (Lucy)

Lucy crossed her arms and glared at me.

The first comrade I got when coming to this world.

The girl I was acquainted with the longest in this world.

I couldn’t keep my promise of challenging the Deep Sea Temple together…

“Promise me.” (Lucy)

“Promise?” (Makoto)

“Come back! Save Hero Abel, and once you defeat the Great Demon Lord, come back to us!” (Lucy)

She points straight at me and says strongly. 

“Lucy…” (Makoto)

I really want to come back, but Ira-sama has been explaining to me that I can’t return for a while now.

“Lucy J Walker…I have said this many times already, but there’s no method for Takatsuki Makoto to return to the prese—” (Ira)

“Shut up! Airheaded Goddess!” (Lucy)

“Wa?!” (Ira)

Lucy kicks away the words of Ira-sama.

“Makoto! DEFINITELY come back! Promise!” (Lucy)

As if reacting to the words of Lucy, letters floated in front of me.

Oh?

[Will you promise Lucy?]

Yes

No

(A choice here, huh…) (Makoto)

Even though there was no reaction when Noah-sama asked me.

It is not about going or not 1,000 years into the past, but whether I return or not, huh…

“M-My Knight…” (Furiae)

Furiae-san was stepping back as if she were scared.

“Takatsuki Makoto?! T-That’s—mgh!” (Ira)

“Alright, Ira, you shouldn’t get in the way of his tearful farewell with his comrades, okay?” (Noah)

Noah-sama covered the mouth of Ira-sama who was about to say something.

It seems like these two can see the choices.

But I must answer Lucy first.

“Lucy.” (Makoto)

I look at the burning red eyes of Lucy.

And then, I glanced at the choices RPG Player gave me.

Now that I think about it, choices showed several times when Lucy became my party member, right?

At that time, I couldn’t choose No in the end.

It was a forced party member route. 

I remembered that and laughed a bit.

I am sure I can’t choose No here either.

“What?” (Lucy)

She glared suspiciously at my laugh.

I take a step towards Lucy.

“I promise you. I definitely will return.” (Makoto)

I choose [Yes] to the question of RPG Player.

“Hmph, definitely, okay? I won’t forgive you if you break your promise!” (Lucy)

Lucy faced the other way with a ‘pui!’ while still having her arms crossed.

I promised, so I have to keep it.

Now then, my farewells to my comrades are done.

What’s left is…

“Makoto-sama…” (Noel)

“Takatsuki-kun…” (Sakurai)

Princess Noel had a sad face, and Sakurai-kun on the verge of tears called my name.

…Oi oi, you are the Light Hero that will defeat the Great Demon Lord, right?

I will do my best in the past, so I leave the present to you, Sakurai-kun.

“I’ll be going. Take care of Sakurai-kun, okay, Princess Noel?” (Makoto)

I smiled awkwardly and gave my farewells.

“……”

Close to Sakurai-kun, there’s a small person looking straight at me…the Great Sage-sama.

Right, gotta speak to her too.

“Great Sage-sama, I am sorry. Even though I just became your Guardian Knight.” (Makoto)

“I don’t mind.” 

The Great Sage-sama’s voice was the same as usual to a cold degree.

It makes me a bit sad.

“I leave Abel to you.” 

“Yes.” (Makoto)

The words of the legendary hero that saved the world before were brief.

Brief, but heavy.

The Great Sage-sama didn’t show her usual grin, and was looking at me expressionless.

“By the way…you didn’t meet me 1,000 years in the past, right?” (Makoto)

This is a point that bothers me a lot.

She is the only person here that’s from that time after all.

“……”

There’s no response.

“Great Sage-sama?” (Makoto)

“…I didn’t, Spirit User-kun.” 

“I see…” (Makoto)

Too bad.

If I knew that I acted together with the Great Sage-sama, it would have been quite relieving.

Looks like I won’t be able to meet the Great Sage-sama again in the past.

I looked around the church and everyone’s gazes were directed at me too.

(…I want to go around and give my farewells to everyone, but I don’t have the time.) (Makoto)

I return to the platform.

And then, I kneeled in front of Noah-sama.

“I will now be heading 1,000 years into the past, Noah-sama.” (Makoto)

“Is that so… Your resolve is firm. I got it, Makoto.” (Noah)

Noah-sama placed a hand on my head.

Will I get some farewell words?

—“In the name of the Goddess Noah, I dismiss you from being my believer.” (Noah)

“Huh?” (Makoto)

I heard something outrageous.

“W-What are you doing?!” (Makoto)

I raised my voice, but Noah-sama still had a composed expression.

I hurriedly checked my Soul Book…and the words [Apostle of the Goddess Noah-sama] were gone! 

“I have a different Apostle 1,000 years in the past. You won’t be my believer anymore when you go there anyways. My believers are fixed to 1 after all.” (Noah)

“I-I see…” (Makoto)

At least explain it to me beforehand.

“Althena, Makoto will be heading to the past on his own, so give him some sort of Divine Protection.” (Noah)

“Hmm…but with how low his stats are, I can’t give him any strong Skills…” (Althena)

“It is fine. Better than nothing.” (Noah)

“Well, fine.” (Althena)

Althena-sama extends her hand to me.

—“In the name of the Sun Goddess Althena, I confer you a Divine Protection.” (Althena)

A small light covered my body.

Althena-sama says: ‘With this, I have given you the [Sun Magic: Elementary] Skill’.

Ooh…a new Skill here?

“M-Me too!” (Ira)

Ira-sama hugged me.

Wa?! 

The small body of Esther-san hugged me tightly. 

“Takatsuki Makoto… I am sorry. I caused you trouble… I will grant you the Divine Protection of the Destiny Goddess. I pray for your safe journey. I confer to you the [Destiny Magic: Elementary] Skill.” (Ira)

A warm light flowed into my body from the body of Ira-sama.

Ira-sama hugged me just like that for a while.

“Ira-sama, thank you very much.” (Makoto)

“Takatsuki Makoto…when you are in the past, come meet me. My past and present memories are shared, so you can consult with me… I can only give you advice though.” (Ira)

“Got it. I will search for you, Ira-sama. I just need to find the Oracle of 1,000 years ago, right?” (Makoto)

“That’s right. I just hope the Oracle hasn’t been killed though…” (Ira)

Ira-sama said in a low voice while still hugging me.

Uhm…can you let go already?

““……””

I can feel cold gazes from my back.

“Come on, Ira, get away.” (Noah)

Noah-sama pulled Ira-sama off.

“Prepare the time travelling spell already.” (Noah)

“I know…” (Ira)

Ira-sama began to chant her spell.

…A spell that requires the Destiny Goddess to chant, huh.

As expected of travelling 1,000 years into the past.

It must be a big spell.

“Makoto, there’s a number of things I have to tell you…” (Noah)

Noah-sama told me a number of things regarding the situation of the Dark Era.

About the Great Demon Lord.

About the 9 Demon Lords.

Especially about the former Apostle of Noah-sama.

And then, about how I wasn’t the believer of Noah-sama 1,000 years ago.

…It makes me feel bad.

“Takatsuki Makoto, I will say it once again.” (Althena)

The Sun Goddess cut into our conversation.

“Your mission is to go 1,000 years into the past and save the life of Hero Abel. There’s no need to mind anything aside from that.” (Althena)

“Aside from that?” (Makoto)

That way of saying it bothers me.

“Althena, you are beating around the bush. Listen here, Makoto. In other words, ‘You can do anything as long as you save Hero Abel’. For example; even if that’s changing history to a great extent.” (Noah)

“Eh?” (Makoto)

“Oi, Noah, I didn’t go that far.” (Althena)

Althena-sama corrects Noah-sama.

I am going to the past for the sake of not changing history, and yet, it is okay to change the past?

Or more like, isn’t it the rule of the rules to not put a hand on history when time traveling? 

“You must not. With that kind of lukewarm thinking, you won’t be able to survive in the Dark Era. Listen well. Bringing history back to normal is the job of the Destiny Goddess Ira, and we will have her do that as if her life depended on it, so you concentrate on saving Hero Abel, Makoto.” (Noah)

“The words of Noah are rough, but she is correct. There’s no need for you to worry about history. Just concentrate on Hero Abel. Even if history changes from your actions, Ira will adjust it.” (Althena)

“Uuh…I will do my best.” (Ira)

Ira-sama responds with a tearful voice at what Noah-sama and Althena-sama said.

…Is Ira-sama going to be okay?

Well, I understand now.

Ira-sama will do something about the changes in history to a certain extent. 

What I should do is stop the demise of Hero Abel who even Ira-sama can’t do anything about.

It must mean that ‘I can use any means’ for the sake of that.

But what’s going on in the past?

“Hero Makoto!” 

Someone ran to me.

Princess Sofia.

“Please take this.” (Sofia)

“This is…” (Makoto)

What I was given was a small picture book.

What’s written in the front cover is Hero Abel’s Legend.

“If you read that, you will know where Hero Abel is in the past~.” (Eir)

“I see. Thanks, Sofia, Eir-sama.” (Makoto)

I nodded at the words of Eir-sama.

It is true that books are important in order to have a grasp of history.

Other things that are needed are…

There’s a lot of things I want to bring with me, but there’s no time to prepare them.

“Takatsuki Makoto, it is ready.” (Ira)

Ira-sama called me.

At the platform there’s a giant rainbow colored gate made with magic.

“If you cross this time traveling gate, you will be sent 1,000 years into the past. I can’t tell you with certainty where you will be teleported to, but it normally is a place that’s deeply connected with you. I think you will be teleported somewhere in Rozes.” (Ira)

“Got it.” (Makoto)

I nodded.

Before I cross the gate, I turn to my comrades one more time.

Lucy, Sa-san, Princess Sofia, Furiae-san…and Noah-sama.

“I’ll be going.” (Makoto)

Saying this, I stepped into the time traveling gate Ira-sama made.

I journey 1,000 years into the past.

Previous Chapter l Next Chapter

276 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 223: Epilogue (9th Arc)

  1. Ahh, i have a theory about this:
    What if the timeline of this world is already a fixed timeline and Ira just doesn’t know about it. I mean, maybe history itself is a force here and it fixed itself by using another force from the future to mess with an irrergular that went back time to change the usual course. And it eliminated Makoto out of that timeline and mended history back it’s course(with the RPG player skill’s help) by somehow teleporting him back to the current timeline. So Ira,the only one who governs fate know about the timeline where makoto isn’t teleported to the past but doesn’t know about the fixed timeline caused by history itself.
    And another theory about the coffin. Anna might be staying inside and will only awake when makoto comes back.

    Liked by 3 people

      1. Time spirits don’t affect the world at large, they only affect the individual, e.g. When Noah turned back time for the people in the conference hall, it didn’t change the time of the world, just the time they experienced. So, being 1000 years in the past Makoto can’t use time spirits to skip directly to present day, as that would affect the world. What he CAN do, however, is use the spirits to enter a time stasis state, where time won’t affect him, and chill until time catches up to present day. For him, hell return to present day in an instant, but in reality, his body will be just hanging out for 1000 years. So all Makoto has to do is entrust his body to a trusted companion (1000 years ago great sage) to guard

        So yes he’s in the coffin, but the reason he’s still alive is time spirits

        Liked by 2 people

      2. Well, if he can control time spirits then why not train until he can time travel at will, right? I doubt he’ll just stop at hibernating for 1000 years. And the author actually spent time making a whole new heroine that is Anna so why would he end her role in a volume right? Another reason being, it wasn’t confirmed whether or not two people can hold the “light hero” skill at the same time. Also, if Makoto was really staying inside, doubt the sage would casually leave it around like that.
        Okay. Someone prove me wrong.

        Like

    1. The force that keeps the changed timeline might be his RPG Player skill

      both Furi and Ira seems scared at him when the choice pops up

      Like

  2. Irene Cara – Fame

    Baby, look at me and tell me what you see
    You ain’t seen the best of me yet
    Give me time, I’ll make you forget the rest
    I got more in me and you can set it free
    I can catch the moon in my hand
    Don’t you know who I am?
    Remember my name
    I’m gonna live forever
    I’m gonna learn how to fly
    (High)
    I feel it coming together
    People will see me and cry
    I’m gonna make it to heaven
    Light up the sky like a flame
    (Fame)
    I’m gonna live forever
    Baby, remember my name
    (Remember, remember, remember, remember)
    (Remember, remember, remember, remember)
    Baby, hold me tight, ’cause you can make it right
    You can shoot me straight to the top
    Give me love and take all I got to give
    Baby I’ll be tough, too much is not enough, no
    I can ride your heart ’til it breaks
    Oh, I got what it takes
    I’m gonna live forever
    I’m gonna learn how to fly
    (High)
    I feel it coming together
    People will see me and cry
    I’m gonna make it to heaven
    Light up the sky like a flame
    (Fame)
    I’m gonna live forever
    Baby, remember my name
    (Remember, remember, remember, remember)
    (Remember, remember, remember)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Seems so or there is key words that block it. :thinking:
      To just add the end, I was wondering if Johnny Walker womanizer tendencies came from the admiration he might develop for our airheaded gigolo as a spirit user and a man, making him his role model in the next arc. x)

      Like

  3. Thanks for the chapter

    The fact that Great Sage didnt say anything, the Goddess of the Moon still not making an appearance and the issue of her apostle in the past makes me wonder if they are all related and or will be touched upon in this coming arc, also, another thing that bothers me, makoto is really good with spirit magic, to a terrific point, so if he is set to go in the past, then it really is weird that no one mentions it, altho it could be due to the demon magic that tries to eliminate anything that could try to re-rewrite the past

    Like

    1. Considering that now he has destiny magic and Noah showed that you can manipulate time with time spirit, he will probably be able to do that after he get enough proficiency with it. What I am curious is, if this won’t became something like he is actually Abel all along and that’s why the great sage likes him so much

      Liked by 3 people

  4. I hope he will befriend his sempai thousand years ago,

    The clues noah said is like, he can be spirit king mode again huh

    Thanks for the update, you are the best!!

    Like

    1. Holy motherfucking shit, you’re right. Originally I thought that he’d use time spirits but you just opened my eyes to a new theory.
      Aight, picture this:
      Makoto goes back in time and searches for abel. He either can’t find him or finds out abel is already dead, so he starts masquerading as Abel. He ends up meeting new companions, including a younger version of the Great sage, who doesn’t know him. He introduces himself to them as Abel. After training his sun proficiency and using op spirit strats, he beats the demon lord and the world is saved. To survive until present day, he goes into a time stasis, and the great sage takes “Abels” body to protect it.

      So Makoto has actually been Abel this whole time. It explains why the great sage liked him so much upon meeting him, it was because he was her old battle buddy/beloved. And when she hesitated then said she didn’t meet Makoto in the past she was lying by omission. She did meet Makoto, but only when Makoto was pretending to be Abel.

      Holy fuck, whether I’m right or wrong I’m so stoked for this arc

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Ira: “I can’t tell you with certainty where you will be teleported to, but it normally is a place that’s deeply connected with you.”

    Scene in my head:

    Makoto: *wakes up at the Deep Sea Temple* “Oh, shi-”
    Noah: “Who are you and how the hell did you get here?”

    Liked by 5 people

      1. She is. She got imprisoned at the end of the Titanomachy (the Titan-Olympian war). After that came the appearance of Iblis and the demon/devil gods who subjugated the world. Typhon then offered to free Noah if she would get her Apostle to join his side but then he never fulfilled his promise.

        Liked by 2 people

  6. This is really confusing. Isn’t the past called “past” because it happened already? Then how come Ira doesn’t know about Makoto from the present since they share the same memories from her past?

    Like

  7. Thanks for the chapter!!!!
    remember how Makoto used to hear the voice of the demon lord. I think that in order to save abel he befriends the demon lord and the demon lord isn’t actually evil but rather they were put in a situation that forced their hand. I feel like he’ll befriend the demon lord and the war will just stop. My only question is will multiverse theory exist or will this be one of those there is only one future type of stories.

    Like

    1. Thanks for the new chapter’s translation.

      Wow, the next chapter must be something…

      I think, makoto will change the past history flow. He usually took the hard way to clear something before.

      Now, I have some opinion.

      First, the hero abel is makoto it’s self.

      Second, maybe he will change his name and will be contributing in the demon lord examination at the past.

      Third, he will use his name, be friend with the hero abel and with the holy maiden Anna in the past, then will go with them in the demon lord iblis examination…

      Like

  8. What if Makoto actually becomes Abel? What if Makoto, by travelling back to the past, and taking down the Demon Lord, uses the name of Abel, to not change history? That would also explain how “Savior Abel dissappeared suddenly one day, without leaving traces”, which is only Makoto returning to his timeline.
    Of course, it would be after Makoto makes Anna fall for him, which would in turn create a paradox, in which Makoto goes back, in order to justfiy his existence 1000 years later. Also, Anna could be the Great Sage, turnt undead because she waits for Makoto to return to the future.

    Just wanted to throw some of my ideas out there hehe

    Liked by 1 person

    1. And i feel like I’ve seen this name in FB before. I remember sending HDE of “Clearing an isekai” feats to someone who’s name is nagumo in FB.

      Like

  9. I was wondering what would happen with the follower count restriction. So now Takki has Sun Magic and Destiny Magic, huh?

    HeheheHAHAHAHA!!! *cackles in magic proficiency*
    Well now this explains how he’s probably going to be able to impersonate Abel like a baller.

    The way they set it up…are we gonna end up using Ira as a millennial telephone?

    Like

  10. theory that Makoto is Abel

    abel is the light hero and can use saint tier magic (possible for Makoto now that he has light magic spirit user and 999 proficiency no longer bound by Noah’s command to not become spirit king)

    Makoto is the only person ever to notice a change in Abels statue (a reflection of himself perhaps)

    abel leaves the world never to be seen again his last words there is same one waiting for me ( a quote that Makoto said before ever hearing the line)

    i also believe that the goddesses know this and are keeping this from him

    Liked by 1 person

  11. This whole mess would have been resolved if mc relied on the goddesses more. Guy who seems to be using divine power weird tell the goddess. Most important statue in the kingdom changes colors and no one else notices weird tell the goddess

    Like

  12. You know when Lucy asked if Makoto will come back to the present, at that moment both Ira and Furi were spechless and I think it’s not because they could see the RPG Player text, instead they saw an future or an posibility of Makoto coming back to the present again. In the first place, I think the Author just wanted to irritate us here, making us think Ira and Furi reacted to the text even though they actually are unable to see it because in the past nobody reacted to the RPG Player text.

    Something big happened at that moment and it has been hidden from us pretty cleaverly, I really wounder though what the RPG Player did to make Ira and Furi speechless.

    Like

  13. In other words, ‘You can do anything as long as you save Hero Abel’. For example; even if that’s changing history to a great extent.” (Noah)

    Lost the chance to say “whatever it takes”. The most anticipated line in Avengers. Good lord Makoto is battling Thanos here.

    Like

  14. thanks for chap
    with just elementary water mc is freaking op what about with sun and destiny added to that.Oh and he became the sun goddess’ follower huh

    yay 60 chaps to binge ,such a treat,thanks for the feast ~

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s