WM – Chapter 227: Takatsuki Makoto meets the Savior

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Lightning Hero Abel.

The Earth Hero Volkh-san certainly said that.

It bothered me that he is not being called the Light Hero, but Savior Abel possesses both the Light Hero and Lightning Hero Skills.

So there should be no mistake here.

“…Let’s free the others from their cages. Momo, let’s go.” (Makoto)

“Yes, Makoto-sama.” (Momo)

“You are a great help. Tell me who you are later please.” (Volkh)

We spoke in a low voice as we headed to the remaining cages.

The one tied up in the neighboring cage was a woman with long hair.

This person must be the Wood Hero Julietta-san.

I cut the chains that were tying her up.

And then, at the cage that was deeper in…was a slender young man who seemed to be the same age as me.

He has his head down and I can’t see his face.

He is…Savior Abel?

The legendary person that I have been told of uncountable times in the Water Temple.

I finally managed to meet face to face with the legendary Hero.

I was silently moved by this reality while I did the same as the time with Volkh-san, and cut the cage and the chains. 

“That dagger…just what in the world is it made of?” (Volkh)

Volkh-san was staring at my dagger with deep interest. 

“T-Thanks… Who are you?” 


The Wood Hero Julietta-san thanked me.

Hero Abel was still hanging his head down.

“I am Makoto, and the girl here is Momo. I have come to save you people. Let’s get away from here first.” (Makoto)

“So he says. Let’s go, Julietta, Abel.” (Volkh)

“Yes, Volkh.” (Julietta)

“…Yes.” (Abel)

Looks like Volkh-san is the leader within this group of 3.

We 3 left the plaza in the mist while making sure not to get caught by the Gargoyle.

We advanced through the back alleys of the city for a while, and at the time when we arrived all the way to the walls…

*Gan! Gan! Gan! Gan!*

The loud sound of metal ringing and loud shouts of ‘The Heroes have run away!’ ‘Search for them!’.

Tch, found out, huh.

“We are running!” (Volkh)

Volkh-san’s shout made us run all the way to the walls.

The walls were around 3 meters tall.

Momo and I can’t use flying magic, so we were wondering about how to get over it.

“Hnnn!!” (Volkh)

Volkh-san destroyed the wall with his fist while making a throaty voice.

A giant hole was made in the wall.

As expected of a Hero.

We crossed that wall, jumped over the moat outside…and I was about to fail, but Julietta-san hurriedly pulled my hand.

“A-Are you okay?” (Julietta)

“Thanks…” (Makoto)

Why can everyone easily jump over a moat that’s further than 2 meters in distance…? 

Or more like, Momo is unexpectedly physically capable.

“We are getting away before the demons find us!” (Volkh)

“Yes, Volkh! Even so, this dense mist really helps out. It is rare to see one this dense around here though…” (Julietta)

“This mist was made by Makoto-sama!” (Momo)

“Oh my, is that so? That’s impressive. Covering such a big area.” (Julietta)

“That’s right! Makoto-sama is amazing!” (Momo)

Julietta-san and Momo were talking as if they were having fun.

Aren’t they getting along too fast?

“Keep the talking to a bare minimum.” (Volkh)


Volkh-san made a wry smile and Hero Abel was as silent as ever.

He is looking down with a dark expression the whole time.

He is different from what I imagined.

We continued running for a while.

Volkh-san, Julietta-san, and Hero Abel were wounded everywhere and were barefoot, but they ran astoundingly fast.

We continued running inside the dark forest.

We somehow managed to run away.


“Maan, you saved us there big time!” 

“Haaah~…I thought we were done for for sure this time~.” (Julietta)

We were camping in the cave that Volkh-san made with magic.

Close to the campfire there’s skewered rabbits, and wild birds being grilled.

Julietta-san was the one who caught them.

The nice smell of cooking meat was wafting around.

…*Guuh~* the stomach of Momo growled.

“Hah!” (Momo)

Momo blushed at this.

“Young lady, you must be hungry. Eat. You guys are our life saviors.” (Volkh)

“Momo-chan~, eat a whole lot, okay~?” (Julietta)

“No! Makoto-sama was the one who did all…” (Momo)

“Just eat, Momo.” (Makoto)

I am not that hungry, so I urged Momo to eat.

Momo bites into the skewered meat.

I watch that heartwarmingly…is what I make it look as I use Perspective Change to observe the 3 Heroes.

Earth Hero, Volkh-san.

He is tall and has a good physique. The scars around his whole body are proof of the many hard fought battles he’s had.

The first time we met, he had a stern expression the whole time, but he is now laughing heartily as he eats the roasted meat. 

He is saying stuff like ‘I want beer!’ which made me remember the veteran adventurer Lucas-san.

Is he doing well…?

Wood Hero, Julietta-san.

Chestnut color long hair and long ears.

Julietta-san is an elf.

Moreover, an incredibly beautiful elf.

Her attire is in tatters. The dangerous parts of her skin are close to visible, but she doesn’t seem to be bothered by it. 

It seems like she has taken a liking to Momo and has been caring for her the whole time.

Momo seems to be happy that she can speak to a beautiful older Onee-san.


Lightning Hero Abel.

Glistening blonde hair, sapphire-like blue eyes.

He is so handsome that you could mistake him for a girl, but I could tell that he is a man from his muscles and his chest.

He hasn’t opened his mouth one bit till now and has been watching the campfire.

“Hey, Abel… How about thanking Makoto-dono and Momo-dono at the very least?” (Volkh)

“That’s right. He came to save us, you know?” (Julietta)


Even with that, Hero Abel didn’t speak.

“Sorry, Makoto-dono. Abel lost someone close to him in the battle of before…” (Volkh)

“He is normally a more cheerful boy, you know?” (Julietta)

Volkh-san and Julietta-san said apologetically, but I shook my head to the sides.

“I am not bothered by that. The one who gave me the oracle to save the Heroes was the Sun Goddess Althena-sama after all.” (Makoto)

“Yeah, that, that! Hey, who are you, Makoto-kun? A Hero? But being able to hear the voice of the Goddess-sama means you are an Oracle, right? But you are a boy… What’s going on?!” (Julietta)

“Uhm…there’s a lot going on…” (Makoto)

It seems Julietta-san was interested in me now, she approached me persistently.

Woah, there’s a nice scent…

The personality of Julietta reminds me of the receptionist of the Makkaren Adventurer Guild, Mary-san. 

Oh, right. 

Idle chatter is good and all, but I have to ask a lot of things.

“Where do you plan on going next?” (Makoto)

Momo and I are rootless grass.

If possible, I would like to act together with them.

“Aah, we will return to our base. How about coming with us if you are okay with that, Makoto-dono? I would like to consult with you about a variety of things regarding the future.” (Volkh)

Ooh, they have a base. 

That’s great.

“Momo and I have nowhere to go, so we will accompany you. Where’s your base?” (Makoto)

“Uhm, do you know Laberintos?” (Julietta)

Julietta-san tells us. 

Wait, eh?

“Laberintos is a dungeon, right?” (Makoto)

“That’s right. We have made a base at the upper floor of it. There’s no proper city aside from the Moon Country in this West Continent ruled by the Demon Lords… We have no choice but to hide in dungeons…” (Julietta)

I see…so that’s how they hide themselves.

Dungeons where monsters are in is safer…

“Makoto-dono, from where did you come from? Momo-dono is apparently from the farm, but that’s not the case for Makoto-dono, right? I don’t think you would be kidnapped by monsters with that strength of yours. But the fact that you aren’t familiar with the land around is hard to comprehend.” (Volkh)

Volkh-san asks in wonder.

“I came from a faraway country…” (Makoto)

I can’t really say I have come from 1,000 years in the future, so I just  answer vaguely.

“Okay, let’s leave the talk here. Let’s get some sleep, and we will go straight to the bas—” (Volkh)

The words of Volkh-san were cut off in the middle.

The ground shook.

Magic was shot at us?!

“There they are!” “The Heroes?!” “I don’t know, but just kill them!” “If the Demon Lord-sama discovers that we let them escape, we will be the ones dead!” 

I heard many footsteps and voices.

They have caught up! 

“They found us, huh! Let’s go, Abel! Julietta!” (Volkh)

“Aah, this is the worst!” (Julietta)

“Makoto-sama?!” (Momo)

Volkh-san smacked the shoulder of Hero Abel, and Julietta-san scratched her head while going ‘kiiih!’.

I pulled the hand of Momo who had a pale face.

…I should have taken at least one bite of the meat.

“Uooooh!” (Volkh)

Volkh-san punched the gargoyle that lunged into the cave.

He jumped out just like that, and we followed after him.

“Achaaa, we are surrounded.” (Julietta)

Just like Julietta-san said,  there’s close to 100 monsters and demons with just a glance.

I saw a giant dog monster in front of us.

These are hunting dogs, huh.

They followed our scent? 

“Momo, don’t get away from me.” (Makoto)

“Okay, Makoto-sama!” (Momo)

I pull the hand of Momo, and take a stance with my dagger to protect her.

We have barely slept since the other day, so I could feel my concentration has dropped a bit.

“It is the Heroes! Capture them!” “If it is not possible, kill them!” “Vuooooo!” 

Monsters were attacking us one after the other.

Every single one of them is pretty strong.

“[Water Dragon].” (Makoto)

I drive away the monsters rushing me with water magic.

Maybe because I have been continuously borrowing the mana of the Water Spirits every day, the output is a bit weak.

But I am more worried about the Heroes. 

They still have the same attire as the time when they were captured, so they are wearing plain clothes and are barehanded.

Volkh-san is fighting against around 10 monsters barehanded.

Julietta-san made an impromptu whip with the plants around using wood magic and was fighting them with it.

There’s no waste in her movements, and I could tell how experienced of a fighter she is.

…The one I am worried about is…Hero Abel.

He is fighting off the fierce attacks of the monsters coming at him, but he has practically no fighting spirit.

Is he okay…?

Fortunately, the Earth Hero and Wood Hero are strong.

The two defeated practically all of the monsters themselves.

How did these people get caught?

I assist the two in the chances I get.

(That’s a relief. It looks like we will be able to manage somehow…) (Makoto)

At the moment I was about to sigh in relief…

“Abel!!” (Julietta)

I heard the scream of Julietta-san.

When I look, it seems like Hero Abel slipped, he had fallen onto his butt.

A skeleton knight riding a wyvern was charging at him from above with a spear.

T-This is bad! 

I hurriedly called the Water Spirits! 

Spirit-sans! Help us!

Only one Water Spirit appeared.

“Makoto-sama!” (Momo)

While my attention was taken by Abel, a giant monster had passed by my side.

“Momo?!” (Makoto)

By the time I noticed, Momo had been captured in the claws of a griffon.

The griffon was steadily going higher and higher.

“Eh?” (Makoto)

My head couldn’t keep up with what happened for a second there.

Hero Abel who seems as if he would be skewered after a few seconds, and the little girl Momo who was taken away.

‘If Hero Abel dies, the world ends.’

The voice of Althena-sama resonates in my head.

I had no time to think.

“[Dragon Claw].” (Makoto)

I clad the mana of the Water Spirit into the dagger’s blade, and shot it to the Skeleton Knight and Wyvern.

The monster gets cut to pieces.

By the time I hurriedly turned around, the griffon who took Momo away was already a spec far in the sky. 

“Heroes! If you treasure the life of this one, come to the Demon Lord Castle!!” 

“Makoto-samaaa!!” (Momo) 

I somehow managed to pick up those words with Eavesdrop.

After that, Volkh-san and Julietta-san managed to make the monsters retreat.

Hero Abel was still silent and with a gloom expression as always.

We managed to fight off the monsters, but no one was looking cheerful.

“What should we do, Julietta?” (Volkh)

“Isn’t it obvious? We have to save Momo-chan!” (Julietta)

Julietta-san answered immediately to the question of Volkh.

Looks like they intend to head to the Demon Lord Castle.

These people…are Heroes to the very marrow of their bones.

But if we were to go back to the Demon Lord Castle, the trouble of saving them would be wasted.

“You three, head back to the base, please.” (Makoto)

“Eh? What about Momo-chan?!” (Julietta)

“What are you saying, Makoto-dono?!” (Volkh)

The 3 Heroes made surprised expressions at my words.

…Abel’s expression warped slightly at this.

“Even if you were to return to the Demon Lord Castle without any proper weapons and armor, you would just be walking to your deaths, you know?” (Makoto)


The 3 have tattered plain clothes and were barehanded.

They couldn’t say anything back to me.

“I will catch up to you guys later. The base is at the upper floor of Laberintos, right?” (Makoto)

“Eh?! Only we will go back to the base?! What will you be doing, Makoto-kun?!” (Julietta)

Julietta-san’s eyes opened wide.

Isn’t that obvious?

“I will go to the Demon Lord Castle to save Momo.” (Makoto)

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207 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 227: Takatsuki Makoto meets the Savior

        1. Before it sleeps mine release in about 8:00 to 8:30 am so need to wake up early.


          Thats too early, it’s like waking up in a cold night and your pillow is still warm. Don’t want to be disturb

          1. Well normally it would be like a a newspaper like new day new chapter in the morning.

            But i was already awake so might as well read it haha. Plus reading at release has the advantage of being active with most people in the comments like a live chat

    1. From the way Abel is acting, is his childhood friend Anna dead? Or maybe someone else idk. Based on his reaction, it has to be someone important.

      Makoto saving Momo solo? Is this the birth of another harem member? No Makoto! You must not! Sa-san will call the 4th wall police! But seriously, if Momo is Great Sage, I feel like she’s going to be part of the harem when he returns.

      1. “Why can everyone easily jump over a moat that’s further than 2 meters in distance…?”
        2 meters, really? Struggling with half of what most elementary schoolers can manage is just way too weak…

        “Her attire is in tatters. The dangerous parts of her skin are close to visible, but she doesn’t seem to be bothered by it.”
        I see, he finally figured out that peeking is the true purpose of his perspective change ability.

      1. Volkh-san said that Abel lost someone close to him, so i think that’s enough to explain why he is so gloomy. Also i didn’t expected him to be a slender man, Makoto even compared Abel to himself. Seems like Abel has a lot more in common with Makoto than i thought.

        1. He said Abel is close to his age and has blonde hair with blue eyes so maybe he looks like Sakurai?

          (But Sakurai isn’t his reincarnation that was already confirmed i just meant they might look alike)

        2. @Asuka

          Yes, i think there more to it, if i remember correctly. Anyways I will just wait for the translation to release by Reigokai for confirmation 😁

        1. It was the case mentioned for Sakurai but i don’t think it was the same or confirmed for Abel about the reason he became light hero.

          I mean come on. The world is in a dark age where people have to hide in dungeons. She wouldn’t pick the savior because he’s blonde with blue eyes right?! I mean my opinion about her would go down by miles….She wouldn’t right

    1. To be fair, the two heroes told Makoto that Abel just lost someone important so it is understandable that he’s broken and useless for the time being.

      1. It is probably because of the history rewriting. I think the one who was important to Abel wasn’t supposed to die according to history and it affected Abel’s fighting spirit. At this point, according to the legend, Abel should have already defeated Bifrons.

      2. According to the history book makoto was reading, Abel was supposed to be together with the fire hero, who is also his friend and teacher, maybe the fire hero was the one who died

    2. The most obvious reasons about Abel behavior is probably because the fire hero is dead and Momo getting caught by the monsters is probably because is time for her …..Is just part of the story otherwise she won’t meet Makoto.

      1. Now that you say it, the book mentioned that the Hero Abel joined forces with other Heroes and ended up defeating Bifrons. His master is nowwhere to be seen, so he is most likely the one who died.

        1. I have not read the raws, my theory is from what we have read and assuming that Momo is the great sage ….. the result can only be one.

    3. I think Makoto go alone is the better. His spirit magic is good for fight with army. More people is more burden for him.

      1. His spirit magic is running out because the spirits are satisfied and don’t want to play anymore. Only one spirit came out this time, it was the only one that still wanted to play.

    4. oooh, a masterpiece of anime and LN..
      i really like the extra chap. Reios Fatra Bertorion & Alaia Kua Forthorthe. i really want them both..

      1. In A way they are together . Rokujouma is a really good LN and I happy that they did catch on so fast with the books. At vol 18 the story is getting very interesting^^

  1. Yesssss momo, save the loli. No FBI here.

    I’m looking forward for all the readers reaction in the future chapters

    From someone who read the raws 😏👌

        1. Maybe be because she was their friend the demons will take pleasure in having them fight against each other.
          Accordingly with popular culture after they kill the progenitor the minions will be set free but Demon lord Bifrons was only sealed that’s why white loli remains a vampire.
          That’s my theory at least 🤓.

      1. i see, seems no matter what they do momo will become vampire.
        then will Makoto change past by killinh biforns in anger?

  2. Thanks for the chapter!

    Oh here we go again, the Prince saving the trapped (yet to be legal) Princess

    Good luck, Makoto!
    Or rather, good luck to anyone who’s going to face Makoto xD

    1. You gotta be careful with that, if you look into it, none of those princesses are ever legal. Hell, one of Mario’s princesses may or may not have been his future niece from an alternate timeline, that was both older than the universe, and not set to be born at all for another dozen years.

    2. Luckily there’s no fbi in another world so makoto can just keep a loli.
      Anyway this a question that bugging me, why there’s always a loli heroine in every manga story? Or just japan loves a loli?

      1. If she’s a loli, then she’s almost guaranteed to be clean of disease, and the stink of other men. Liking lolis is just the logical extreme of a bad view of women.

      2. Because Japan. That’s why.

        Considering Momo could make the 2+ meter jump Makoto couldn’t, she might already be a vampire. That might let her survive in the demon lord castle for a while.

        Not to mention she somehow survived the event Makoto rescued her from to be able to meet makoto in the future. (unless this is one of those wierd loop things and he could meet her bc he saved her…..my head hurts)

        1. If Momo is the Greatsage-sama that is probably the answer. Remember the skills are given from birth even if u don’t use it so if Momo is the Sage her stats could already be higher than Makoto because it’s an advanced class?

          But then again you could say why a Sage class would have better physical abilities…I would say you’re right

      3. There isn’t one in every manga. And having non heroine loli characters is like walking through a store that has one of the limited items you want but is not for purchase. Like sure there are a lot of manga with loli chars but if they’re just there and don’t do anything it’s pretty much proof of the author being a shithead in purpose.

  3. Hmm, could be that Abel was really the savior but after a change in history and that a beloved of her died he lost his spirit? But considering that he was called Lightning Hero is possible that Makoto really is the Savior and Abel was later added in the history the skill of Light Hero so the things matched with the Sun Magic that Makoto now obtained? And the thing about only one spirit, is because of influence from the gods of the demon lord side or what?

    1. According to the history Abel’s beloved should be Saint Anna and if she died it would be bad for Makoto’s mission. Well nobody mentioned anything about his beloved though so it could be someone else

      1. Well, if Anna really was the one killed then that might be the reason Julietta and Volkh didn’t mention her. You know, consideration for the guy who just lost his childhood sweetheart. Of course, that leaves the problem of “but what about the Highland Royalty?”

        That said, if it wasn’t Anna who was killed, then the utter lack of mention is glaring in a different way. For one thing, they really should at least know of their comrade-in-arms’ childhood sweetheart. And since there shouldn’t be a reason to keep it secret, they should know she’s Althena’s Oracle too, that kind of skill is conspicuous. And yet she doesn’t get mentioned at all when Makoto said he got an oracle from Althena?

    2. The reason why he wasn’t able to call more spirits is more likely as he said, because he was tired. He was able to call a lot of them a few chapters ago when he just got to the past.

      1. Well, yeah, normally I would thought like that, but because it was kinda unexpected to Makoto is that I think it could be another reason, but well, is Makoto so that kind of reason is understable.

        1. Well, it is Makoto we’re talking about, other than his insane magic proficiency, he is pretty weak when it comes to fighting. This made me realize that I still don’t really understand how asking the spirits for help actually works… Since it is just asking them for help. He seemed pretty confident when he said that the reason why just one appeared is because he’s tired. So he can’t be tired when he’s actually just asking for help? I would have thought that the fact that he’s tired would just affect his control over magic. I’m confused now. I don’t even know what i’m saying anymore…

          1. That also confused me, it even lead me to think that he used his own power instead of the spirits, normally with the spirits is something more like when using them to much the spirits don’t want to respond more, they are tired or something like that, after all we know they are whimsical and don’t like to be ordered so it was understable that he couldn’t abuse using them always, but with him saying that he is tired is more strange, I’m also confused my brother.

        1. I know, that’s confusing. They are lending him power, he is asking for it and they give it. So why has only 1 spirit answered to his request? What he has to do is control it, at most he can limit how much mana he gets from them. What does his physical state have to do with asking the spirits for help? That’s a bit confusing and i don’t remember this being explained before (maybe i missed it though)

    3. Not likely, Althena likes pretty boys (that’s who she gives her Light Hero skill to), and what’s prettier than an emo boy that learns to smile one day? Just have to wait for Makoto to bring his confidence back, or kick his ass, so that his record of beating Lightning Heroes stays unchallenged.

      1. Well, yeah, but is really strange that considering Light Hero is a much more rare and powerful skill than Lightning Hero, he didn’t called Abel the Light Hero. We know that he is pretty, but from what Makoto said is more like the type of the little brother of Sofia, the type of attractive guy that have more of a “femenine beauty”, very different to Sakurai, he still have the Lightning Hero skill so maybe is pretty enough to attrac Althena but not enough to reah the super ideal zone of Althena like Sakurai, like he is a 8/10 and Sakurai is a 100/10 in the eyes of Althena, something like that is what I can imagine.

        1. Think Geralt, but instead of turning into a loud asshole when Sakurai ntr him, he instead turn into a neet, or goes out trying to get hit by truck, so he can isekai to a better life. He’s Lightning Hero only right now, he needs to get his hopes back to get good looking enough for Althena to notice him, right now he’s just as gloomy as the attractive people the demons decorate their castles with.

    4. Considering that Makoto said Abel possess both lightning and light skill, maybe he still not awakened to it since the sky is covered by black clouds. It’s like a device without battery. Hope Makoto will do something to the clouds.

      1. Oh, that’s a interesting point, but if Abel have the skill still should appear in the book… but, there was the reaction of Momo, so is possible that here don’t exist the Soul Books to know the status and one know that they have a certain skill for practice, but because of no sun he can’t use it, is a really good theory, also very possible.

      2. Or perhaps Althena hasn’t finished synthesizing the Skill yet? They did say it takes 1000 years for a Skill on the level of Light Hero to be made, and with the Holy Gods’ power being at their lowest point, maybe it’s taking more time.

    5. Yes, that’s exactly the theory I’m abiding for now. Makoto as the real saviour, but Abel was the name that lived on. Thus the story of disappearing actually referred to Makoto rather than Abel (that might have just spent his days lazying around). The only odd thing about that theory is the Holy Gods not knowing about it. Let’s see how the story actually goes.

      As for the single spirit appearing, Makoto said he had being using Spirit Magic nonstop, so that should be the cause. In fact, spirit magic should be stronger in this period (like it was when he froze the demons).

  4. My mind’s telling me that the holy maiden is the one that’s killed. Also is it just me or is other hero names rarely told in present day?

    1. Because they were said to be wiped out. Only Abel remained so not surprising to see that his name is the one that’s famous.

    2. Is was the fire hero if you remember in the last chapters Makoto was reading the book and it was written that The fire hero and Abel were from the same village and they were very close.

    3. If the holy maiden was the one that got killed, then Highland’s Royal Family should be gone after the Demon killed her the moment Abel’s statue was changed. This is assuming that the Royal Family’s claim is legit, not fake.

      1. Didn’t they say that someone else from Anna’s family became the royal family of Highland because of that rule the humans made up about how oracles need to remain pure? I could’ve sworn they said that at one point.

        Well I also don’t think Anna is dead either.

      2. @tacos1
        They claimed that they are descendants of the Holy Maiden as per chap 80.

        “The Highland royal family are the descendants of the Holy Maiden Anna-sama. The Sun Goddess Church has inherited the post of the Holy Maiden Anna-sama for generations.” (Leonard)

        At least they claimed to be. I honesty think this is a bull tho and the coffin in Great Sage’s house is her.

  5. Cheers for the chapter and all your hard work!

    *sigh* whats up with this cheesy damsel in distress plot? Makoto the guy who has continuously protected most of his harem and stomped flat even demigods is blindsided by a griffin? To top that off they target a little girl? Yeah i know its a comon trope, but this just feels a little bit much. XD

    1. There’s a loli down there, with at least one hero trying to protect her, that’s definitely a weakness of the heroes. On the other hand Makoto hasn’t been sleeping the whole time he’s been near the Demon castle, because he doesn’t want to get ambushed, and that’s at least a couple days to memorize all the guard schedules.

    2. It’s cheesy because it’s overused, it’s overused for a reason. Really the way to see it, is as a brilliant (if possibly accidental) move from the demons; to use chess terms, it’s a fork that’s also a check. They attacked, and could conceivably kill, Abel. At the same time, they make an effort to capture the little girl that is visibly incapable of fighting, thus logically someone protected. If Makoto had access to more spirits, the move is a bust, but since he hadn’t, he’s forced to choose.

    3. This specific case of damsel in distress is pretty interesting in regards to the plot. You’ll see in a chapter or 2 what I mean but there are a couple nuances to it that you might miss on your first read. Once we get to that point I could go through my views on it if you want, just post a comment on the chapter with the result and I can reply to it.
      We don’t want to be spoiler boys after all.

  6. Thank you kami-sama.

    Everyone missed something. Wasn’t wood hero suppose to be Johnny. Or was he just an adventurer?

    1. Johnny wasn’t the Wood Hero. He was just a person who could use spirit magic. Remember they said that only Abel was a hero and all the rest got killed by Cain.

      1. But he was indeed called a hero. But rather than Wind Tree Hero or Wood Hero, he’s Spring Log Hero. Read back to the chapter where Makoto met Great Sage with Lucy on his first visit to Highland. The one where Makoto finds out that Lucy is descended from Johnny. Great Sage herself called him Spring Log Hero. He’s probably more like Spring Log’s first national hero rather than someone with a Hero skill at least. Nomenclatures get confusing when you have to account for the two possible meanings of hero.

  7. I’m sorry Reigokai I’ve failed you, I couldn’t wait for translation and binged MTL raws. This WN is so engaging, back when I didn’t cared about this WN I always felt kinda salty because there were more releases of this than Tsuki, but now I need my daily fix because I start having withdrawal symptons. Now said this without encouragement to spoil I’m just amazed how many people theories almost nail it every time (like 90%) of course taking account the amount of forshadowing some conclusions are logical.

    TY for the Chapter Reigokai!

    1. just by typing this comment you are spoiling…
      also i too have read mtl so i know what you’re spoiling, and you’re being somewhat rude even if you don’t notice…

      1. Their comment didn’t spoil anything?! I too have read ahead, and can’t see what you’re seemingly talking about from their comment. Not by any stretch at all. If I can’t see it, then someone who hasn’t read ahead certainly can’t.

        Are you somehow mentally mixing up this comment and another? That or you’re loosing it… Nothing else makes sense.

      1. @Crowz

        Im guessing that plot twist. But if they theorize it. It would obvious that it was a spoiler cus, no concrete evidence in past chapters can support it😂

  8. Just like someone said earlier, I thought Johnny Walker was the Wood Country hero? Either history has already been changed or something is different. Abel is coming across as a wuss at this point. Let’s get to work. Thanks, Reigokai.

    1. That’s probably me. If he really is the Wood Country Hero, then that’d have to be later once there’s actually a Wood Country to make him hero. Also remember that Wood Country Hero is not the same thing as Wood Hero. The former is someone acknowledged as hero by the Wood Country, the latter is someone who has the Wood Hero skill. That Julietta is the Wood Hero doesn’t rule out Johnny being the Wood Country (or Spring Log) Hero, but does put the possibility of him being the Wood Hero into question.

    2. Was Johnny ever called the wood hero? I don’t remember that happening, I thought that (in the normal history) cain killed every hero other than abel but johnny was never a hero and lived to the end

    3. Johnny is not someone with hero skills. We’ve been told that every hero has died except Abel by the time he vanquished Iblis. He’s recognized as a hero of Spring Log though, just like how Makoto is recognized as water hero despite having none of the hero skill.

    1. Now Makoto needs to save ‘Peach’ from a castle >.>

      Well it was Makoto’s ideal romance to save someone trapped in a castle.

      1. I think it’s too easy. He wants to save a person to a dragon so, saving noah can give him the difficulty he wants

  9. Wow Makoto’s stats are really bad if a malnourished little girl is more physically capable than him and can leap over 2 meters.

    Anyways Abel isn’t giving the best showing here. Though it is understandable since he just lost somebody close. Maybe the Fire Hero they mentioned two chapters ago that was his master? I don’t think Anna would be around yet. Anyways is this gonna be something like Makoto has to build back up Abel’s confidence and in the process does a bunch of crazy things that history will end up conflating and attributing to Abel?

  10. Since the Fire hero was mentioned in the book as the mentor of Abel, the trope demands that he was the one that died. A mentor’s death is a must have in a hero’s journey after all.
    Now, about the fact that only ONE spirit appear, I feel like that might have been interference from Ira if Momo really is the Great Sage after all.
    Also, I can’t help but find it funny whenever the others and even Momo outperform Makoto in any physical feat. Those stats should be illegal.

    1. While not confirming nor denying any pending theories, I’d say Fate doesn’t necessarily require Ira’s intervention. Perhaps it is a force like gravity, magnetism, etc. While Ira can interfere with it, it primarily works on its own.

      I like the theory in Farscape… that timelines are less fragile and more elastic. That if you get events close enough to what should have happened, the outcome will ultimately be the same. It may be so in this story too, as it seems very difficult to alter the outcome foreseen in a prophecy. Really only Makoto seems so easily able to do so – which is perhaps the most broken thing about him IMO.

      But in any case Makoto was told the one non-negotiable part was Abel, which supports the idea that in this story, timelines are elastic like that. Maybe to a greater degree with Ira’s assist, but probably like that inherently.

  11. Purely speculative, but…
    Not too hard to see where this is going…
    moving another maybe into the harem camp… 5 and 2 now

    1. Yup. Can we get a hearty welcome to the 2 newest harem members. One of them is a sweet young girl saved by makoto who looks up to him and the other is a powerful hero from 1000 years in the past. That’s right, say hello to

      Momo and Earth hero Volkh!

      1. the Hero is mostly likely a side character; was referring to Momo. If there’s no carryover to present day the harem’s broken anyway

        First time in a while I’ve wanted a WM chapter more than Tsuki… but Tsuki has been in a bit of a slump for a while

  12. > “Her attire is in tatters. The dangerous parts of her skin are close to visible, but she doesn’t seem to be bothered by it. ”
    How I wish i could demand an illustration on this … Hahahahaha
    If i personally made the illustration, it is guaranted that it will become a meme type drawing.. hahaha!!!

    > Makoto were like playing an RPG in a console in this chapter.
    Daring to challenge a hard level with minimum equipment…

    1. Makoto’s equipment is hardly minimum though. That Dagger alone is considerably overkill. I do wonder if it’s not possible for him to use a buckler or something? A buckler from the same material as the dagger seems like the perfect addition.

      1. A buckler wouldn’t do much good given the sheer size of some of the monsters though. Makoto needs to learn to do something like Olga’s mana-armor.

        1. He’s been told earlier he won’t be able to do anything like that with his stats. So that’s a no. At least until he finds a way to get around that. Does make you wonder though : what about his spiritualized right hand? Since that hand literally became a Spirit, maybe some sort of partial mana armor could work? Something to consider.

          And if the argument is size…, the same can be said about his dagger. A buckler is still useful against normal-sized beasts and humanoid enemies, which are still the majority. It’s also not just for defense, a buckler can do a really good knuckle duster impression : you can punch people with it. And you can give it a spike too, a literal god-killing spike, now who wants a literal stigmata?

      2. Would a buckler really be useful though? It certainly can be used in a variety of ways but can makoto use it like that? Remember, his physical abilities are trash as well, blocking is out of the question, any way of attacking with it would do jack and as for parrying? Maybe? But once the strength disparity reaches a certain level (which will probably happen a lot) it just isn’t going to fly. Honestly gauntlets would be more appropriate if you want to give him more defence, of course, only if they’re made out of the same stuff as the dagger.

        1. As you said, it could be used in a variety of ways, which is exactly why I’m advocating it. A gauntlet can certainly do everything a hand can do, but the problem is in that it is worn. In case of deflecting an attack that’s too heavy, for example, a buckler will likely be blown away since he wouldn’t be able to hold on. With a gauntlet though? He’d probably lose the entire hand instead.

          Still, I suppose wielding a buckler is mostly irrelevant for Makoto. He’s seriously not built for physical confrontation, and the dagger is mostly for finishing a fight by dealing a fatal blow, not for an “up close and personal, stab you in the face” sort of fighting but more for an “incapacitate you, then knife you in the back” sort of thing.

  13. Does Makoto still need to bond with spirits in a local area before he can be max strength? I don’t remember anything that got rid of that?

    1. He always needed to, if he really wants to be in top shape. That being said, the spirits just like him in general so as long as there’s a lot of spirits around, he’s usually set. Problem is he’s been getting them to help him a lot during the rescue so the spirits are probably distracted, which wouldn’t have been a problem if he’d bonded with them first, or so I think anyways.

  14. Makoto’s lack of stats continue on asserting itself. It draws a nice contrast with the effortless-seeming rescue of the heroes, or his casual use of absurd magic.

    Abel’s silence can mean a lot of things here. Either he’s not the talkative type, or the experience of getting captured was bad enough to traumatize him.

    I’d actually expected the Earth Hero to be a dorf, but apparently not. And then Makoto start reminiscing about the future. Maybe Lucas was descended from Volkh? And maybe Mary from Julietta? Considering the 1000 years gap, there’s something like 50 generations between them so it’s possible that any elfin trait she’d otherwise have has diluted, assuming Julietta or any of her more immediate descendant got together with a human.

    Did Makoto forget to turn Detection back on or something? It’s quite unusual for Makoto to be caught on the back foot against something that is neither a straight ambush nor assassination.

    Okay, seems like Abel is really depressed here. Who got killed to depress him so much?

    And Makoto, please, these small fries aren’t Setekh, and there is definitely no Cain in sight as well. The heroes won’t get defeated by just these. Excepting the depressed Abel at least.

    And then Momo gets kidnapped. Whoops? And Reigokai : speck, not spec.

    Again, Makoto’s decision is sound, even as it it seems like he’s throwing himself into danger. Of the four present he’s really the only one in relatively top shape. Abel probably felt bad though, as given a hero’s higher skills, he’s probably aware that Makoto chose to save him over Momo.

    1. I think makoto got caught off guard because of mental strain, right? He’s been on alert for, what, a good 3 or 4 days right? Even with his ability to pull all nighters thats still a burden.

  15. i wonder how he will got his fighting spirit back.. if it is due to Makoto..
    then Sakurai is really Abel Reincarnation..
    both of them Saved by Makoto and both them cheered by Makoto..
    it is like they destined to become best buds

    1. Sorry Doge, but your hints are way too spoilery, so I had to delete them.
      The arc just began and there’s not many characters, so your hint is pretty on the nose really that it is more of a spoiler.

  16. You know I had this random thought before that the one Abel chased after was Makoto, with how depressed he seems to be right now what if Makoto becomes his emotional support somehow and when he makes plans to return to Lucy Abel takes off to try and follow. I know it’s highly unlikely but this novel has done a decent job of surprising us in unexpected areas and I really dont feel like this whole bit with Abel is gonna be as simple/forward as we think or are lead to belive it is

    1. @Trygorn

      Well you have a good point but Abel is guy so even if Makoto becomes his emotional support. That’s not enough to follow him unless he’s in love with makoto (but I highly doubt it) for my perspective, makoto can become his( Abel) Inspiration to become strong. But to follow him??!! I think not. Its not reasonable enough.

  17. . . . in which Makoto forgets he can turn his arm into a spirit. Obviously you wouldn’t trust the demons to keep someone they raised as cattle alive for you to rescue. You’d have to wipe out or drive off the demons running the farm for a meaningful victory. Of course if Momo is the great sage there’s the possibility that Makoto will have to retreat until he can kill Bifrons and release her from thrall. Of course if Momo is the great sage and hasn’t been disguised somehow up until the time travel bit then Makoto has earned the extra special cracker jack derp medal for not recognizing her.
    I wonder if the demons have the heroes’ holy weapons? Losing those would be a fairly big deal.
    I guess turning all the heroes into vampires or stone instead of killing them wasn’t an option?

  18. I didnt notice the translation is slowly catching us with the raw chapters

    Well can’t be help because the author is now releasing single chapter per week not like the previous year where the author release chapters after 3 days

  19. If Jonny wasn’t a womanizer I would think that Makoto could be him.. only because the Spirit user stuff. But if I remember correctly he was an elf too. So that’s a no.
    Everybody who read ahead talk about plot twist so I’m trying to imagine wild stuff 😅

    1. There is the possibility that Makoto becomes Johnny’s role model because of his powerful spirit magic and end up trying to copy and go beyond his “airheaded gigolo” tendencies?
      Or maybe he was like that from the start and will become super budy from the start because he think Makoto is like him? x)

  20. I mean, it was always obvious that the most suitable place and time for the introduction of a vampire ally was when they were in the vampire demon lord arc… Colouring aside, pretty little girl was awfully suspicious to start. A demon that sides with humanity is not exactly a common thing, and we’ve been building the foundation for it here.

    Likely the vampirism transmission affords one control of the victim, but Makoto either manages to sever it or its screwed up by his already registered guardianship contract with her in her reborn form.

    I mean, with little girl properties and the restrictions on time travel and such, she could also be the unawakened demon lord or something? That would be a good choice to screw with the readers, given the aforementioned obvious suspicious points.

  21. Thanks for the chapter. Looks like Momo is about to be turned into a Vampire and truly become the Great Sage. Abel having lost someone important to him is curious. My bet is either his teacher, or perhaps his parents. Could be Anna, but history would be distorted too much if she’s lost, so I don’t think the author has offed her.

  22. Thanks for the chapter.
    The ability of RPG player is probably the most broken ability ever. Because, isn’t the ability of the player the ability to “change the destiny of the world he is in” ? At least that is the trope in almost all of the JRPGs I have played.

  23. Thanks for the chapter and thanks to the sponsors! ^^
    Lets hope they won’t pull a “Your princess is in another castle.” on Makoto because she is called Momo (peach)! XD
    Time to meet in a chapter or two Bifron and make him half-unundead I suppose?

  24. There is the possibility that Makoto becomes Johnny’s role model because of his powerful spirit magic and end up trying to copy and go beyond his “airheaded gigolo” tendencies?
    Or maybe he was like that from the start and will become super budy from the start because he think Makoto is like him? x)

  25. Thanks for the chapter~!

    Everyday we’re getting closer to Momo is Great Sage theory

    Author still didn’t write anything yet

  26. One water spirit? It’s probably Undine since he has 1,000+ water magic proficiency.

    Time to find out if Momo is Great Sage or not. Or is that later? Abel seems like the weakest hero. He’s like a Leo doing a Leroy Jenkins.

    Makoto’s remembering Furiae, Lucas, and Mary now. Yeeeep. He’s homesick already.

    Makoto to the three heroes: I do not need noobs in my mission. Pack up and go home.

  27. Going by tropes and foreshadowing Makoto is likely to be the hero abel in the story with slight alteration and since every arc need a heroine it likely that abel is actually Anna cause well gender bend is common trope for this kind of story. And Makoto let Abel take all the credit in stories so as to strengthen the Holy Gods power via faith to send him back to the present faster. The reason why I think makoto is abel is cause abel disappeared completely without any trace afterward after saying someone is waiting for him which is in line with makoto promising to go back to the present to where his harem is

  28. Does Reigo-san have an actual release schedule? A get the time, but not days. It makes GaR1Ss the Schrödinger’s reader kinda expect and not expect a chapter each day.
    I doesn’t really matter since I appreciate the hard work anyways, though.

  29. Maybe it was because i saw a lot of animes and read a lot of LN but I was sure Abel will be a girl in reality. I was sure of that and that will explain why Noel told that Makoto a line that sounded like something he himself will tell. Being both girls Anna and Abel both fell for him but he need to go back to the future thus why he rejected both, that will explain why Abel didnt get married with Anna and what Noel told to Makoto. After the history was changed by the royal family to Abel left instead of Makoto left.


    Looks like…we’re already a little late? It’s hard to say if someone who should’ve died was killed, but Abel is in the BSOD mode now, so that sucks. If he’s anything like Sakurai, a good old common sense breaking from Takki will do the trick.

    Guess this is when we confirm whether or not Momo is the Great Sage. Vampirization time? She really has some weirdly good stats, even when Takatsuki is a low bar to beat.

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