WM – Chapter 225: Takatsuki Makoto explores the Demon Lord territory

“This is the Demon Lord Bifrons-sama’s human farm.” 

“H-Human farm…?” (Makoto)

The unfamiliar words made me repeat them unconsciously. 

“Yes, Bifrons-sama has a lot of demon subordinates that feed on humans. That’s why they made a tall wall and have the humans ‘pasture’ inside… Food is provided in fixed moments, but you don’t live long… You get eaten by demons and monsters while still young after all…” 

“……”

I was at a loss for words.

I have heard about this.

Humans were treated as livestock in the Dark Era.

But…this is livestock in the literal sense.

Isn’t this situation way too despairing?

“Is there no…human settlement?” (Makoto)

“Eh? Y-Yeah…I have heard about there being some outside, but I was born in the human farm, so I haven’t been to one…” 

Seriously…?

A person born in the human farm… What a thing.

I was getting culture shock here, and while I was spacing out, the girl approached me.

“U-Uhm! My name is Momo. Can you please tell me your name…?” (Momo)

“…Name?” (Makoto)

Name, huh…

Hmm, is it okay to say my name?

I am supposed to not be a person from this era…

No, Althena-sama said that there’s no need to bother about the small details.

“Makoto.” 

I hid my family name.

That should be enough.

“Makoto-sama…” (Momo)

The girl approached me even more.

What thin shoulders…

“Thank you very much for saving me when I was in danger. I don’t have anything to pay you back with… The only thing I can pay you back with is with this body of mine. I can only tell you to do as you please…” (Momo)

The little girl hugged me and whispered this.

Her eyes were damp, and were like that of an abandoned puppy. 

Wait, eh?! 

What did this girl say just now? 

“I may have a seedy body, but…I have no experience. It is my first time. If you have a liking…can I please be under your patronage, Makoto-sama…?” (Momo)

“W-Wait a moment!” (Makoto)

This is obvious, but I didn’t save her because I had such an objective.

She is simply the first human I met in the past.

This isn’t good.

“What about…your parents?” (Makoto)

Let’s change the topic.

“My father…died 3 years ago.” (Momo)

“…I see.” (Makoto)

“Mother died 3 days ago.” (Momo)

“…”

Crap, I can’t say anything.

“I already don’t have anyone to rely on. Makoto-sama saved me despite having no relation with me. The words of my mother before dying were ‘live’. In order to continue living on, I have no choice but to do anything no matter how foul it is… Can you please save this pitiful me despite all this…?” (Momo)

That desperate look of hers made my heart tighten in pain.

A girl that I can only see as 10 years old…is saying something like this…

I saved her with light feelings, but this must be a normal background in this world.

…Then, I have to take responsibility for saving her.

“Momo.” (Makoto)

“Y-Yes!” (Momo)

I held the shoulder of the girl and separated her from me.

“I said this before, but I am looking for someone. A person called Hero Abel. Have you heard of him?” (Makoto)

“…No. I don’t know much about the outside world, so…I have never heard of him. I am sorry for not being of help…” (Momo)

The face of the girl darkened visibly at this.

She must have thought I have deemed her as useless.

“Then, can you help me out in searching for him? I have come from a faraway country, so I don’t know much of the area around. Can you please guide me?” (Makoto)

“Eh?” (Momo)

The girl’s mouth hung agape. 

As if she couldn’t understand what I said.

“U-Uhm…what do you mean by that…?” (Momo)

“If you guide me, I will protect you. How about those conditions?” (Makoto)

“?! Yes! With pleasure! I will be under your care!” (Momo)

She hugs me with a beaming smile.

And in this way, I obtained a comrade in the Dark Era.

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I wandered around the territory of the Demon Lord Bifrons for around 3 days with Momo.

I met a number of humans that were living in hiding a number of times, but they had eyes with no light in them.

I thought they would try to do something to someone like me who looks weak and the young Momo, but they all didn’t even have the energy to do that. 

I tried talking to them but no one knew about Hero Abel.

The troubling part is that the humans here all had tattered clothes, and I stood out a bit being in my traveling clothes.

I tried to make my attire as plain as possible, and matched it with the appearance of the people in the area.

The outer garment was given to me by Momo.

The human farm of the Demon Lord territory is distributed food at fixed times.

They are literally raising humans…

There’s a high chance that demons and monsters slaughter them at that time.

That’s why getting the food provided has high risks.

I made the proximities of the river into my base, and grabbed some fish for food.

The cooking method is…

“Momo, can you use fire magic?” (Makoto)

“Yes, a little bit of fire magic and earth magic…” (Momo)

I decided to cook the fish with the fire magic of Momo.

It was insipid cooking with only salt that I had on me.

“That’s impressive. Wouldn’t you be able to fight back if you were to be attacked by monsters?” (Makoto)

“T-That’s impossible! There’s far more people who have powerful magic and skills! But no one can match the monsters of the demon lord army… Even if we were to win luckily, we would be killed instantly by the leaders of the demon lord army…” 

“Leaders?” (Makoto)

“The 16 undead generals and the vampire general. The strongest elites are the Impenetrable Demon Balam, the Bewitching Shuri, the Demonic Eye Setekh. Even Heroes can’t match the highest generals. They are fearsome demons…” (Momo)

“Aaah…” (Makoto)

I know two of the strongest generals.

I really have so much connection here.

No wonder I ended up here.

“Uhm…Makoto-sama, you are reading a book all the time. What book is that?” (Momo)

“Hm?” (Makoto)

Since coming to the past, I have been training my Sun Magic: Elementary and Destiny Magic: Elementary when I find the chance. 

It goes without saying that water magic as well.

Also, while I was training, I would read about the Legend of the Hero Abel.

It seems like Momo was interested in it.

“This is a book from my hometown. I received this from an important person before leaving.” (Makoto)

I remember the face Princess Sofia had before I left.

“I see. I can’t read, so I am jealous that you can read books…” (Momo)

Momo was dejected.

This is the reason why I can so brazenly read the book of Hero Abel without any worries.

Because there’s no problem if she sees me doing so.

“I will teach you how to eventually. But first will be magic training. For now, let’s try our best till you can use magic chantless.” (Makoto)

“Okay…” (Momo)

I am together with Momo right now, but it is not like it will stay like that forever.

That’s why I was thinking about teaching her as much magic as possible.

At least until she can survive on her own…

I use water magic while I look down at my picture book.

Legend of the Hero Abel: First Chapter.

The story of a young boy raised in a small village that awakened the power of a Hero. 

The story of him growing together with his master the Fire Hero.

The end of the first chapter was Hero Abel joining forces with other Heroes and defeating the Demon Lord Bifrons.

That’s right, the first Demon Lord that was defeated by Hero Abel was the Immortal King Bifrons.

That’s why I intend to wait for Hero Abel here.

I was originally thinking about going to a big settlement to gather information though…

I am scared of searching around blindly and ending up being wasted effort, so I decided to wait for him in a place where I can surely meet him.

I was told about stories of this era by Momo, and I taught Momo magic.

Demons and monsters would wander around, but I used mist to block their vision and Stealth, so the chances of being found were low.

The food being bland is a bad point, but…I can’t really ask for luxury here.

Also, this isn’t a complaint, but there’s something troubling happening.

At night, Momo would try to nightcrawl me.

When I finished training and went to sleep, I would get into my small blanket for travelling.

When I met her, she was in tattered clothing, but after cleaning her with water magic, I gave her a change of clothes, so she is now super clean.

I thought of it the first time I met her, but she has become even more of a beauty.

Maybe because she is aware of this, Momo’s attempts to approach me with upturned glances were cute.

(I won’t put a hand on her though.) (Makoto)

Putting my hand on a little girl right after coming to the past? 

There’s a lot of issues with that, but most of all Lucy and Sa-san would kill me.

“Momo, sleep already. If monsters come, I can notice them with Detection.” (Makoto)

“O-Okay…” (Momo)

Understanding that I won’t be putting a hand on her today as well, she would go to sleep dejected.

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One day, when I was getting fish from the river, a boy I don’t know spoke to me.

Momo hid herself.

She is like a cat.

“Heya, Nii-san.” 

The boy approached me all familiar.

“Heya, how are you doing?” (Makoto)

“Not good at all.” 

“I see.” (Makoto)

I was on guard just in case, but he doesn’t seem to be hostile.

“…There’s no good stories around here at all. Just recently, I heard the worst rumor.” 

“Is that so. What was it about?” (Makoto)

“Hm? …Well, I am fine telling you, but…” 

He is peeking at the fish that’s being cooked up.

So that’s his aim, huh.

I give him one.

“Hehe, thanks. Apparently, a whole ton of Heroes will be executed. The one who captured them was Setekh of the Demonic Eye. Their objective was apparently the subjugation of Bifrons-sama though… Haah, to think they wouldn’t even reach him. Can’t even have hope… The execution will be at the plaza in front of the Demon Lord Castle as a public display. This world is done for. See ya. You be careful too.” 

The boy left with a tone of abandonment. 

I trembled when I heard that.

The execution of Heroes? 

Could it be that Abel is there…?

(Isn’t the mission that Althena-sama gave me already doomed?!) (Makoto)

While I was taking it easy here, it had turned into a really bad situation.

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162 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 225: Takatsuki Makoto explores the Demon Lord territory

      1. Nah, he is an unnamed person in Abel’s party. The one recognized by Beifonz. And the one whom Sage-chan was worried Beifonz will mention.
        Heck, I think now even Noah knew him in the past, and because of it her past apostle was so dead set on killing heroes, jelly very much

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  1. Thanks for chapter! Ngl… I want to see makoto killing current apostle of noah saying “I cant let you continue destroying someone’s name” or such things… cause I doubt that he will leave that case alone

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      1. That would be cool. I’m thinking that the other Evil God Apostle Cain would probably have a replica of Makoto’s weapon (first owner of the dagger) or at least have a weapon made of the same material and have Spirit Magic too. Otherwise, I can’t see how he would be too broken to hunt down the heroes back then. Imagine if they were partnered up and while Makoto is using Water Magic, Cain was using Fire Spirit Magic. That would be kind of sick.

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      2. If they actually become teammates then they might try to free Noah from the underwater sea temple, but the question is whether they will try it after of before the go on a demon king extermination rampage.
        But makoto has to make a tsunami and then freeze everything.
        That is something I have been waiting for to happen!!

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      3. Full body armor with sword, and shield all made from the scythe of the Old God King Kronos. Sounds legit haha. Is he going to hunt the Holy Gods one by one? I do think he’ll probably look like that based on his title. He’ll probably be able to defeat the Great Demon Lord in one swing if opportunity arises. Though I wonder, why didn’t he free Noah from her prison? Did Noah not say the location to him or was he unable to? Hmmmm

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      4. yeah, agreed all he need to do is show the Dagger and Some Skill(i think he still has proof that he is Noah Apostle),
        the Traitor got Betrayed before they do it. 😁 it fun to image that..

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    1. It’s not destroying Noah’s name because she’s allied with the demons. Of course Cain will kill human heroes. It’s by the end of the war that she’ll be betrayed iirc.

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    1. What a cute name! I’m definitely sure that Momo is Great Sage. A befitting name for a loli indeed.

      “I thought of it the first time I met her, but she has become even more of a beauty.
      Maybe because she is aware of this, Momo’s attempts to approach me with upturned glances were cute.”

      Someone call 911 and the FBI! Makoto’s getting attracted to an elementary schoolgirl! If Sofia and Furiae were there, I’m definitely sure they’ll look at him with cold and disgusted eyes.

      Next is the Generals. Makoto has fought 2 of them so he already knows their powers. I feel like it wouldn’t even be a fight.

      The execution of the heroes though. Why are they so weak? They only fought Setekh and probably some of his minions and they lost. Can’t Abel use his Light Hero skill properly because there’s no sun? And it said there that there were a whole ton of them. Probably a party of 4 if we’re speaking of regular RPG settings. If all of them are heroes, aren’t they too weak? Makoto will probably save them and meet Abel sooner or later.

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      1. well they probably weren’t that weak before the demons interfered, remember, the demons sent someone/something back to change the entire course of history, if it weren’t for them timejumping, there’s no way abel’s group would lose

        in other words, the demons prepared specifically against abel, and turned a level 10 early game encounter to like level 50 midgame encounter

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      2. I mean Setekh is really strong after being one of the few people to succeed in the ascension ritual to evolve and get stronger. Only other one we know who succeeded is Iblis themselves. Plus Setekh also has his petrification eyes so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he beat and captured some heroes.

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      3. You think they’re so weak, but the problem is that the demons are much stronger. Don’t forget that it has been stated repeatedly that monsters at around this time are much stronger. Each are around 3 to 4 times as strong as their later equivalent. Remember back during the attack on Symphonia? Where Makoto’s group was up against 5000 monsters of that sort? Not even Geralt can push that back, he didn’t lose, but that was barely a skirmish; Sakurai could likely do it, but that was without clouds getting in the way of empowering sunlight. This is literally the heart of Bifrons’ power here, you can be sure there’s more than 5000 of monsters with at least that quality, if not stronger. And really, if the power of all the heroes together were enough to finish their mission without a hitch, why would they even be oppressed in the first place? And certainly all the clouds won’t help, the Light Hero skill is strong but its weaknesses are also dead obvious. Abel is also Lightning Hero, but again, they’re facing much stronger enemies than the one we’ve seen earlier. And I think you’re grossly underestimating Setekh’s strength too. In the fight during Bifrons’ resurrection, the Wind Tree Hero got petrified unceremoniously, and unlike Leonard he’s experienced and properly armed. Momo herself said here that Bifrons has sixteen underlings at around that level, and that they’re more than a match for heroes. That sort of reputation isn’t built on hot air. And another : don’t forget who might be around of Setekh is around, Cain. It apparently took a proper, Light Hero Abel to put him down.

        The big question is, IMO, with all this (lack of) sunlight, how is the Light Hero skill going to be relevant at all? It’s probably a good thing they didn’t send Sakurai here, since he’s going to be rather powerless too. He’d still have his stats, but none of his ridiculous resistances and regeneration, and he’d be very limited in his mana supply.

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      4. The reason that the monsters that invaded Symphonia were strong was because they were 1000 years old. If I forgot to consider something, it might be that the dark clouds are affecting the strength of the heroes and the monsters. Additionally, when the monsters are extremely old, age might not matter as much as skill to use that power. Simply put, these monsters had experience and were at their prime while the ones on Symphonia were assuming they got born at the age of Abel, had not much experience fighting since they were newborn then. It could also be that the elites were undead since Bifrons is one. Meaning, you had to use the power of the sun or the light hero to defeat them.

        Lastly just as I said there, it was written that there were a whole ton of heroes, meaning many. I was assuming that they were a 4-man party since that’s the standard trope but it could be even more since it’s not really specified. It just said a whole ton and that could mean even more heroes. Moreover, it said there that Setekh was the one who captured them, it didn’t include others so I was assuming that the none of the other generals helped. So then, Setekh was going against many heroes which might have included Abel and they got defeated? Could they not have ganged him up in different directions to avoid the petrification?

        I’m thinking that it’s a mix of the two. The heroes were weaker than usual because the influence of the Holy Gods was weaker and that the monsters were stronger because of the Dark clouds and the influence of the Devils was much more stronger.

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      5. Nope nope nope nope. Read back again to Makoto’s first encounter with the thousand year old Chimera. The point isn’t that they’re strong because they’re a thousand years old or older, it’s that they were born during the rule of the Great Demon Lord, which ended a thousand years ago (i.e around now), because the GDL’s influence made the monsters stronger. Since the requirement is “being born during GDL’s rule”, in the present (i.e Sakurai as Light Hero) time only monsters a thousand years old or older are that strong, while all of them are that strong a thousand years in the past.

        And a whole ton is definitely an exaggeration. There likely isn’t more than six heroes at any given time, since it’s questionable if the Moon Goddess even has one, and only Althena is ever mentioned to have more than one, which also isn’t the case here as Abel has both of the Althena associated hero skill. And it’s a time where the demons rule, getting a lot of heroes together at all shouldn’t be easy, four of six is definitely difficult, and more than that even less likely. And then : you forgot Shuri, she was definitely mentioned up there. So that makes two of them at the very least. And again, the mention of Setekh warrants the suspicion that Cain was also present since the two of them were hunting buddies. Setekh himself was mentioned because his eyes were apparently legendary, would it be legendary if it weren’t poweeful? And again it took Light Hero Abel to (not really) end him. You’ll note Setekh’s petrification powers went over Rosalie’s magic resistance, and they were both harder to kill than cockroaches : it took Makoto sacrificing her to kill Shuri, and Setekh survived all the way to the end. In a world ruled by demons, getting petrified at all likely means you’ll get captured if not killed outright. About the only reason the people petrified during Bifrons’ resurrection was safe at all was because the demons were invading, hence it’s actually easier to save those people, home ground advantage is a thing.

        And per Fujiwara : the monsters were stronger, and so were the heroes. Really the big problem is they’re not fighting a defensive war in their home grounds, they’re fighting a protracted war in enemy territory, they need to be stronger to survive at all. There’s no infrastructures to support them.

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      6. @Pallington
        wait the one got send back not Iblis but someone else. seems i assume to fast..
        i mean i already image Iblis sent himself back so there is 2 of him in past now..

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      7. “Hehe, thanks. Apparently, a whole ton of Heroes will be executed. The one who captured them was Setekh of the Demonic Eye. Their objective was apparently the subjugation of Bifrons-sama though… Haah, to think they wouldn’t even reach him. Can’t even have hope… The execution will be at the plaza in front of the Demon Lord Castle as a public display. This world is done for. See ya. You be careful too.”

        I think that Shuri would be included there if she helped. After all, why would they not include her if they’re allies of the same rank? They were close during the Spring Log arc so I can’t imagine that they were enemies or something.

        I reread the fight in Symphonia and yeah that was my bad. Monsters were strengthened by the Great Demon Lord. Reading that now, the monsters may just have been too powerful.

        And regarding the number of heroes, that’s why I said I was assuming. A party of 4 is a trope in isekai so that’s why I assumed that they were 4.

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      8. “Hehe, thanks. Apparently, a whole ton of Heroes will be executed. The one who captured them was Setekh of the Demonic Eye. Their objective was apparently the subjugation of Bifrons-sama though… Haah, to think they wouldn’t even reach him. Can’t even have hope… The execution will be at the plaza in front of the Demon Lord Castle as a public display. This world is done for. See ya. You be careful too.”

        I think that Shuri would be included there if she helped. After all, why would they not include her if they’re allies of the same rank? They were close during the Spring Log arc so I can’t imagine that they were enemies or something.

        I reread the fight in Symphonia and yeah that was my bad. Monsters were strengthened by the Great Demon Lord. Reading that now, the monsters may just have been too powerful.

        And regarding the number of heroes, that’s why I said I was assuming. A party of 4 is a trope in isekai so that’s why I assumed that they were 4.

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      9. Right, my bad. So Shuri probably wasn’t involved. But it still won’t do to underestimate Setekh. Remember that he also has that howl which incapacitated Janet and Leonard instantly. Honestly, we never actually see much of what Setekh can do, and only really see Setekh struggling against Makoto (who, again, cheated), everything else was off screen, so it’s hard to tell. But a good measure is this : he fought Rosalie, even petrified one hand, and still survived despite Rosalie thinking she’s beaten him. Compared to that, Jinbara got offscreen’d, but we got a clear description of his charred corpse, and Rosalie did this literally one-handed, all the while having to spend effort keeping the petrification from spreading. Setekh isn’t just some flunky mid-boss material. And if he brought Cain along…, it’s more a question of how they can actually get prisoners instead of just corpses. Remember that Cain’s sword is made from the same material Makoto’s dagger is, a legitimate threat even to a literal Demigod, it’s plain overkill against human heroes.

        As for why Shuri doesn’t act with Setekh, the reasoning was also mentioned. He literally has zero control over his petrifying eyes, he can only act alone…, or with Cain, who is immune for one reason or another, I forgot. Just going by that alone, it means that Setekh’s petrification is a legit threat even to his fellows among the sixteen. During the Spring Log arc we also never see Setekh and Shuri together.

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      10. Was Cain’s weapon confirmed to be from the same material as Makoto’s? I thought we were just theorizing about that. And I do agree on your assessment on Setekh though it does make me wonder. How did Cain team up with him? Makoto had a god armor made by Noah but Noah can’t do that all the time since it requires lifespan. Does his armor block petrification?

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      11. I read last chapter someone thinking that ira will overwrite his feats to become Abels. so even if makoto ends up destroying bifrons here, everyone in history would think that abel did it. this seems a likely reason for things to happen this way assuming that makoto was always supposed to have traveled into the past.

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      12. I was going to say that Setekh always act alone because of his eyes (the only exception is Cain). But it seems I don’t have to since you already remember it. So it’s either Setekh alone or with Cain who subjugate the heroes.

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  2. Thanks for the chapter!

    The plot is advancing faster than i thought.
    And Momo, What are you thinking of doing! You’re still too young xD

    Here we can see Makoto seducing women as natural as he breaths lol
    Anyway, i wonder why most of people here quickly assuming that Momo is Great Sage-sama. I mean, i get it the only loli that appeared so far is Great Sage-sama but that doesn’t mean that the only loli in this whole story would be her.

    Well, considering the fact that this is a 1000 years in the past and it’s the place where it has something to do to Makoto, then i guess it makes sense that most of us assuming that Momo is Great Sage-sama. If that’s the fact then now we know why Great Sage-sama is very fond of getting headpatted xD
    Also what a cute name lel.

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    1. Another thing that would make people that she is the Great Sage is because of the Blood Pact. That pact could have served as a link to make Makoto and Momo meet. Momo is the first person Makoto met in the Dark Era after all.

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  3. Thank you for the chapter 😀
    Well, atleast he knows where Abel is now!
    “There’s a lot of issues with that, but most of all Lucy and Sa-san would kill me.”
    ….yeah, thats the only issue with fucking a CHILD. your multiple sex friend would be mad.
    Christ.

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  4. At night, Momo would try to nightcrawl me.
    (I won’t put a hand on her though.) (Makoto)
    Putting my hand on a little girl right after coming to the past?
    There’s a lot of issues with that, but most of all Lucy and Sa-san would kill me.

    Isn’t that basically a flag ? I feel like that Momo is the Great Sage. RPG player activated, she is a girl around 10-12, her parents were eaten, she lives in a human farm of Bifrons, she was saved before she was about to be eaten by Makoto. Anyway, Momo is a cute name.

    Lol, there is already an important event. A bunch of Heroes will be executed. It will be worth investigating even if Abel isn’t among them.

    Makoto, Momo is not legal, so don’t lay your hands on her !

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      1. No, I just posted a picture of a character from a mobile game called FGO.
        The girl in the picture has the same appearance as Illyasviel von Einzbern in the Fate Series.

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      1. I believe it was done to give an idea of what the great sage would look like. but it is coincidental that it was posted when your profile picture is from the over the top prillya specials.

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    1. I’d like to say that a guy with this type of behavior being a destiny magic user (and a fairly capable one at that) wouldn’t strike me as odd. Or a camouflaged baddie.

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  5. Thank you for the Chapter!

    But another Cliff!!! Is time travel somehow causing temporal geographical shifts? I mean come on cliff after cliff after cliff. It is enough to make me weep out of impatience.

    Takki-dono! Show us how you train light and destiny magic! Please! We wish to see! Also are there light and destiny spirits? We know there are time spirits but what about destiny or light spirits? Or are destiny and time spirits one in the same thing?

    I believe people think Momo is the Great white sage due to her backstory. Apparently she was originally born in a village that Bifrons attacked/“governed” over and he was the one who turned her into a vampire. We know it was because of him that she lost her parents as well. (Although I can’t remember the specific chapter number it was at the time when GWS met Takki-dono in the elf village. She thanked him for defeating Bifrons as she wouldn’t have been able to due to the mechanisms of vampirology)

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  6. Thanks for the uploads as always! Hmm. Makes sense that Setekh wouldn’t recognize makoto since doing so means he would have seen him and with makoto’s 0 magic resistance petrifying eyes means instant game over.

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    1. Makoto is certainly much more powerful than he has ever been now. Really, Spirit User is a powerful skill. It was just hampered by the lack of spirits in the world in general. But in this setting, where the spirits doesn’t get suppressed by the influence of the Holy Gods? He’s just showing us the same amount of power he did in Laphroaig, except now the entire continent is Laphroaig.

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  7. Thanks for the chap~

    Okay, what are the chances that this Momo girl is the great sage? Like, she will be the Great sage we know in the future. Great sage’s pause before answering Makoto’s question whether they had met in the past kind of bothering me, that has to be a foreshadow or something. Since we don’t even know her past, like how did she became a vampire in the first place was unknown. And she also never gave her real name afaik. Everyone always refer to her as “Great sage” after all. The reason she’s attracted in Makoto was unknown too. And we all know she’s been soft on him since they first met.

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  8. After reading this I even believe more that Momo is the Great Sage, I don’t know when she was turned and she uses water magic too. Ice magic is a form of water magic. Wasn’t Ice magic what he used to save her? I’m sick of people saying just anything. First off, this is a thousand years in the past. Secondly, the morales of now wouldn’t hold water in a medieval setting. Hell, if I’m correct it was legal to bed a minor up until the early or middle 1900s. Something about having more people to farm or ranch, something to that effect. Basically, in a world where you could die early a lot quicker or needed more hands to survive. From the beginning of mankind to the present, rules have changed over time. Also, Sa san and Furiae couldn’t go back a thousand years in the first place. My question is when is this guy going to do something? Is he gay? Being as dense as a blackhole isn’t good at any time Thanks for the chapter, Reigokai.

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    1. More to the point, in a time as desperate as shown? It’s a legitimate way to secure your own safety. It’s not something we have to worry about in situations where humanity is as prosperous as now, where we don’t have to worry about getting killed out of hand at any time, but that thousand years in the past is hardly anything like our situation. Some people probably has a hard time grasping the dissonance in values, as I see it most people prefer to impose their own values wherever and whenever.

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    2. Because it is not really necessary, the author shows that there are several women who have affection towards Makoto so that the viewer is aware.

      But probably the reason why nothing happens is simply because it will only happen when all the heroines (Makoto’s women) get together.

      Ah and we don’t need pedophilia here.

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  9. Yup, connections to Bifrons : lots. Now if Makoto has to fill in for Abel or something like that, we know why he probably won’t kill either Shuri or Setekh. It certainly helps that he’s so connected then, that Abel’s rise starts with defeating Bifrons.

    That boy sure is a convenient informant though. And well, Makoto can’t really hope to find Abel any earlier in any case. It’s not like he has much information to go on.

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  10. It’s no wonder why the great sage is so powerful if she was trained by Makoto and had an affinity for two elements from the beginning.

    I always wondered why she could use transportation magic.

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  11. Hello? FBi? Yes it’s this guy. Try not to lewd the loli, Makoto.

    Well then looks like Makoto has gotten a possible lead on Abel’s whereabouts.

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    1. If I remember correctly, most of them were killed by Noah’s apostle ……. It really doesn’t make much difference whether they die or not the only important one is Abel.

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    1. That’s cold haha. Makoto has every opportunity to save them since he’s free to change history as he please anyways. Abel really is the only one who’s important tho.

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  12. I just had a sudden thought, the sun hero gets stronger the brighter the sun right? Since this timeframe the world is always covered with dark clouds isn’t hero Abel actually the weakest hero?

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    1. Probably not literally weakest, that title would likely belong to whoever the Glacial Hero is. Also, Abel has Lightning Hero remember? And Geralt was one of the strongest heroes in his generation too. His powers as Light Hero is probably lacking compared to Sakurai though, what with the lack of sunlight. Also, it’s not about the brightness of the sun, but rather the intensity of sunlight, since apparently concentrating it with a water lens is a legitimate trick to buff Sakurai.

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  13. Thanks for the chapter!!
    No. Momo is not the great sage
    The great sage was part of the Hero’s party iirc
    Also I remember looking at the novelupdates reviews and one of the peepos who read the raws said Momo is their fav character
    So yeah 😉

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    1. That she’s currently not in the hero’s party doesn’t rule out the possibility that she will be. The hero party currently captured is likely not Abel’s endgame party, since it’s implied that there’s more than one hero in it. It was mentioned that by the time of the legendary party, the only hero around was Abel.

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    2. Some peeps also pointed out the name of Great Sage was simple. Idk what that name is but does Momo does sound simple to me. Idk why but I immediately imagine a kuudere loli with her name. Is that bad?

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  14. Yup. This novel is confirming each piece that I’ve pointed out last chapter. Abel is either died before he saved him and Makoto will continue his Legacy as Abel OR Abel never existed and Makoto just copied Ryosuke’s face and pretended to be Hero Abel OR somehow Goddess of Destiny, Ira Fucked up again and sent him during a time period that of which Abel is dead already and cannot be saved forcing Makoto to be Abel himself. My Bet is either 2 or 3. I prefer 2 but judging Ira’s Frequency to Fuck things up, I’m pretty sure it’s 3.

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  15. The fckd up thing is, what if makoto is the one who taught the legendary hero party how to kill the great demon lord.

    Thanks for the update

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  16. Imagine if this didn’t happened and instead it would be “And so I was reading books with my loli until one day I heard that heroes were executed. Welp, no luck then.”

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  17. Thanks for the chapter!!! Don’t you dare to touch Momo, Makoto. You were sent there so that you could save Abel not to make a loli fall in love with you!!

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  18. “Well, 1,000 years ago, I was saved by Abel just before I was about to be eaten, and managed to live on thanks to that. This time around, Abel is not here. If Bifrons had come back, I would have had no choice but to ask the Light Hero-kun… But the Light Hero-kun is naive after all.” – Chapter 150

    Their circumstances and profiles match (Great Sage and Momo). I am going to guess that Abel does not exist, and Makoto might have to cosplay as the light hero. It feels like Makoto’s actions in the past might have been the reason why the goddesses like him so much in the present.

    Momo. Momotarou. Peach. Food. Livestock. Great naming sense here.

    Oh my goodness. This girl has a heavier past than Furiae. At least Makoto is willing to take responsibility for her unlike other Isekai heroes that save people then abandon them. And he’s teaching her how to read and use magic to survive on her own. Plus she’s not his slave.

    The thing that bothers me the most about Isekai series is the dependent slaves. It’s alright in ero or ecchi works, but other than those genres it just shows that the hero is too insecure to have a meaningful or permanent relationship without a slave collar.

    Will this Makoto create a new lake just like Misumi Makoto in Tsuki did?

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  19. I’m glad it didn’t take too long to progress
    Let’s kick some demons ass and save the heroes
    How did the heroes lose in the first place

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  20. This chapter kinda made it sound like Makoto is hero Abel himself. The hero appeared from a village, mc started from a random demon farm, that can be regarded as a village. It was only after he left the village that he met the other hero comrades.
    Demon lord Bifron sort of recognized him, but changed is mind later.
    Great Sage seemed strangely attached to him in the future the moment they met.
    He got sun magic from Athena and from what we know of him, he will max it out to its limit and become a calamity with the elementary spells.
    If he does the same thing with destiny magic, he might be able to trap himself in the statue of himself, which was why he felt something odd about it when he passed it.

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    1. there is a chance with that.
      in past chapter it said Hero Abel is Missing after the War with that we can conclude that Abel(Makoto is got sent back to future). but the problem is if Makoto is Abel.
      like why he did not save Noah or Stop Her. (since we know Makoto really care about her)
      He probably will recognized as Water Hero(since mostly he fight with Water Magic early)
      Why Iblis need Return to past to Kill Abel while he is already in Past (so we have 2 Iblis now) and history changed.

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      1. Hero Abel isn’t missing he just went to his important ones, and why he didn’t take Anna with him or return with his important ones to her will be left for your imagination.

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    1. well, did not really play dirty you know..
      using his spirit Magic he can just one shot most Enemy..
      if he want play dirty the best shot is find enemy fortress or camp use large scale Spirit Magic..
      images the enemy kept losing fortess and thousands of troops

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  21. I won’t be putting a hand on her today as well,
    can we take it Makoto will put his hand on her eventually..

    so, his first action is to Raid Demon lord stronghold alone, it going to be epic tale..

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  22. Also, Momo might become the Great Sage purely on the merit of

    MAKOTO TAUGHT HER HOW TO TRAIN.

    She’s going to end up super OP, like some sort of Grand Mage.

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  23. Sucks that author san feels the need to sexualize momo; doesn’t add anything to the story, only brings out a repulsive projection of some tangential desires.

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    1. Or maybe it brings out the insecurities of Momo, thinking that the only thing she can provide to Makoto is her body.
      I am pretty sure she is scared of the prospect of Makoto throwing her away if she doesnt find any use for herself.
      But I think jumping to an accussation is a bit much.

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      1. The author is definitely going for that but not best served by going on to describe how pretty and clean she is now, or sledding over some of the pretty heavy implications with Makoto’s plank of personality. Not that it’s easy to directly address “her mother was probably having to sell herself to survive” or “in the context of monsters thinking virgins taste good this is extra f’cked up” delicately. Having no other people join his cohort for protection is also a thing that’s narratively convenient but bad optics. RIP informant kid; you weren’t a cute.

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      2. The thing is people normally take describing children as cute and good looking as way too sexual than it should be.
        You can call a baby as cute or good looking without there being any of those feelings involved.
        About the people not joining him, I think there really is a bit of plot convenience in the sense that the author is trimming the fat a bit. It would be interesting to see Makoto fending off both people and describing all that, but I am sure cutting it off and leaving those stuff in the background makes things move faster.
        I prefer the way the author is keeping it short while just leaving the dark stuff implied but not stated.

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      3. Sure and Makoto has a magically suppressed emotions, but here it is in the immediate context of night crawling. I don’t agree that it’s projection though. To put my finger on it, the whole exchange feels like the author trying to clumsily and unnecessarily “no homo” Makoto’s turning her down. Of course, Makoto is himself very young and also dumb. How old was “I have twenty wives” when he started having kids? I think I’ve just been mentally casting everyone as twenty somethings like I’m a directing a high-school drama.

        I think Makoto let her join him because he’s reactive and she asked. He bears no more personally responsible for her than any of the people he has saved or means to save. The kid who traded him information at the end is no less vulnerable to getting eaten by monsters or starving. Ultimately someone is going to have to take responsibility for feeding and taking care of the farmed people as a whole after the demons eating them are gone.

        None of this is to say I don’t enjoy the story or appreciate the work you do translating. ❤

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      4. Nah, it is k, it is my bad too. I might have sounded a bit more confrontational than I intended. I think it was just me getting a bit out of it when they tried to connect the story into the real life of the author.
        I would prefer if people just keep fiction with fiction.

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  24. Is momo really a great sage?? She said that she and makoto not meet a 1000 years ago after all so I really thought that makoto use mask or false identity while helping hero party but momo know his real face and name. If she really momo then she would be lying where I don’t see the point at all….a

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  25. If makoto support abel, he’s gonna be so op by controlling cloud to clash and make lightning or using the sun magic to make light

    Maybe some of the gods know makoto in past, that’s why they’re so soft on him in the present time

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  26. Thanks for the chapter~!

    Man, you people really going straight to the point theorizing Momo is the Great Sage huh? No hesitations whatsoever. Here’s another point: we never knew Great Sage’s name. The possibility is increasing by each subsequent chapter.

    Also Makoto likely have found the hero Abel. But he’s in dire circumstances. And we have found ourselves in the middle of a cliff. What a predicament.

    Author still don’t have comments in this chapter.

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  27. Thanks for the chapter. Momo being a magic use reinforces the possibility that she’s Great Sage, but I have to wonder how she was turned into a vampire by Bifrons if Makoto is with her. Perhaps he left her behind while going to save the captured heroes, Bifrons found her and turned her because of her magic skill? Also, a bunch of heroes are getting executed? Maybe Makoto will try and fail to save Abel, foricng him to play the role of Abel and become the saviour.

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  28. > Luckily, the RPG choice didnt pop up when Momo offer her as the compensation of saving her.

    > Makoto: “Understanding that I won’t be putting a hand on her today as well, she would go to sleep dejected.”
    I can understand why women who are like a slaves are doing like this.
    They need a justification so they will not be leave behind.
    They really need a patron to lean by.
    One justification that is hard to let by is doing it like Momo…

    > I guess the RPG choice will pop up on the plaza, and momo will surely be a great assistant of Makoto…

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    1. It’s an era where everyone is struggling to survive, so I assume you needed to earn your keep somehow, no matter what.

      Come to think of it, isn’t Momo’s situation kinda reminiscent of Takatsuki’s own desperate fight to survive when he first came into the world?

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  29. Wait ….. is the child who was talking to Makoto the devil god Evelyss himself. Because in the old chapter the great demon god sounded like a child right ??? And thank you for the newest chapter !!

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  30. Well, there’s a lead. Wonder if this is part of the derailment of history or if it’s part of it…?

    Man…I just wanna hug poor Momo. She sure endeared herself to me quickly and it kinda hurt my heart to hear her say stuff. There’s the matter with her age, but brushing that aside, it kinda drives in how painfully desperate to survive she is. Or rather…perhaps this is how all humans had to cling to any sliver of survival in this time. The Dark Era indeed.

    Also, if she indeed becomes the Great Sage, then no wonder she becomes known as such. She’s being taught by what may be the greatest magician in history.

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