WM – Chapter 232: Takatsuki Makoto arrives at Laberintos

“The oracle was to ‘Save Hero Abel’. That’s why I have come to save Abel-san.” (Makoto)

When I say this, Hero Abel opened his mouth wide and froze in place.

“……Eh? Really…? …M-Me?” (Abel)

Hero Abel was frozen for around 10 seconds with his mouth wide open.

But he can’t speak properly.

That’s why I continued on.

“And so…I look forward to working with you from now on as well.” (Makoto)

“……Y-Yes, here as well. Looking forward…to working with you.” (Abel)

Hero Abel nodded continuously. 

Alright, got his approval.

I am in the party of Hero Abel! 

I glance at the Great Sage-sama Momo who is sleeping on my lap.

Momo is the ‘new comrade’ of Hero Abel, so it should be fine for her to come too.

Now what’s left is the Holy Maiden Anna, and the great grandfather of Lucy, Johnny Walker.

At that moment, a question suddenly popped. 

(How long should I be together with Hero Abel?) (Makoto)

“…Makoto…-sama…” (Momo)

I heard the sleeptalking of Momo.

I can’t just leave Momo and go somewhere else.

For now, I will be together with them.

Now that I think about it, Ira-sama also said ‘search for me’, right? 

Let’s consult with Ira-sama. I will be able to know about the future after all.

But uneasiness will remain with the clairvoyance of that Goddess.

When I look, Hero Abel is also leaning on the wall and sleeping.

Looks like he was tired.

“[Clear Mind].” (Makoto)

I eliminate my drowsiness with the Skill and serve as the lookout.

Fortunately, there were no pursuers in the time I was keeping watch.

◇◇

After that, it took us 7 days to arrive at Laberintos.

(Wow, that was far…) (Makoto)

It took a single fly from the Flying Ship of Fuji-yan after all.

In the past, the main movement method was by foot.

Hero Abel is a Hero, so his body capabilities are outstanding.

Momo has become a vampire, so she has endurance.

It took me my all to keep up with them.

“Makoto-san, we will soon arrive at the entrance of Laberintos.” (Abel)

“Makoto-sama…are you okay? Want a piggyback?” (Momo)

“…”

I had no energy to answer.

I could see the giant entrance of Laberintos from afar.

…Laberintos.

(It hasn’t changed…) (Makoto)

Everything was different when I came to the past, but this is the only place that’s the same as when I came before. 

It gives food for thought.

I say that, but there’s no adventurer city before Laberintos, and there’s no highway either.

We pushed our way through the weed and arrived all the way here.

“Wait a moment. It can’t be seen from here, but there’s lookouts. I will go ahead first and tell them about you two.” (Abel)

Saying this, Abel headed to the entrance of Laberintos.

Momo and I ended up alone.

“Makoto-sama… I am a demon. Is it really okay for me to be together with you?” (Momo)

“It is okay, it is okay. If you act like nothing, there’s no one who will notice. Didn’t Abel-san say that?” (Makoto)

This Laberintos hideout has elves and dwarves aside from humans. 

But the races are all over the place, so they apparently won’t care about the small details.

After waiting for a while, Hero Abel soon returned.

“Makoto-san, Momo-chan, I will guide you. Over here.” (Abel)

We entered Laberintos with what seemed like a secret entrance. 

◇◇

“…Waaa, this is amazing.” (Momo)

Momo raised her voice in admiration.

I couldn’t see it from the entrance at all, but a long city spread out in the passage of Laberintos’ upper floor.

There’s stone buildings that must have been made with magic.

There’s a lot of people too. From humans, to elves, to beastkin, and there’s a lot of other races I have seen for the first time.

The common point is that all of them are warriors or mages.

They had weapons of some sort in their hands, and wearing armor or robes. 

Looks like this is a city comprised solely of combatants.

“Makoto-kun~! Momo-chan~!” 

An elf woman hugged me and Momo.

That figure of hers wearing a green armor looked like a completely different person from the last time I saw her, but her face was familiar.

“Julietta-san, so you were safe.” (Makoto)

“I was worried~. Wait, oh my…Momo-chan…that appearance…” (Julietta)

She immediately noticed the change of Momo.

“Julietta-san, can we talk over here?” (Makoto)

I had her move to a place where there’s not much people, and explained the situation.

“Eeeeh?! Momo-chan has become the familiar of the Demon Lord, but Makoto-kun cut the String of Fate?!” (Julietta)

Julietta-san covered her mouth in surprise.

“I couldn’t believe it even when I saw it with my very eyes. The actions of Makoto-san are way out of norm…” (Abel)

“Makoto-kun, what in the world are you?” (Julietta)

“As I said, I am a normal person that received an oracle from the Sun Goddess-sama.” (Makoto)

I explained to Hero Abel and Julietta-san, but they gave me dubious looks.

I am not really lying though.

“Well, fine. I will tell Volkh too. I will hide the fact that Momo-chan is a vampire from the others. By the way, what are your plans from now on, Makoto-kun, Momo-chan?” (Julietta)

“I want to rest for now…” (Makoto)

My legs are at their limit.

“I will be together with Makoto-sama.” (Momo)

Looks like Momo feels the same as me.

“Got it. Abel, the room at your side is open, right? I think it should be okay to use that place. How’s that?” (Julietta)

“…Yeah, that’s an option.” (Abel)

“Sorry about that. This city doesn’t have leeway in places to stay in, so we can’t prepare rooms. Makoto-kun and Momo-chan will have to share a room.” (Julietta)

Looks like Momo and I will be in the same room.

“Is that okay with you, Momo?” (Makoto)

“Of course! Rather, I would prefer it that way!” (Momo)

“? Okay.” (Makoto)

Looks like Momo doesn’t have problems with being in the same room.

“Makoto-san, I will guide you, okay?” (Abel)

Saying this, Hero Abel began to walk and I followed after.

Not long after, we arrived at a simplistic residential building made of stone bricks.

“This is the room. There’s currently no one here, so feel free to use it as you wish.” (Abel)

Abel left after saying this.

Momo and I are now alone in the room.

The room is small, and there’s only a bed and a simple table.

“Momo, it is okay for you to use the bed.” (Makoto)

I looked around the room, and was thinking about where to sleep.

At that moment, I found a small letter on the floor.

When I picked it up and checked the back…

Olga.

Is the name that was written there.

A familiar name.

I take out the book of the Legend of Hero Abel.

The master of Hero Abel, the Fire Hero Olga.

A famous person.

The daughter of General Tariska most likely got that name from the master of the Legendary Hero.

There’s currently no Fire Hero.

I now understand a bit why Hero Abel had a dark expression.

(I see. So this room is the room of Hero Abel’s teacher, huh…) (Makoto)

This is too much of an honor…

“Makoto-sama…?” (Momo)

Momo spoke to me uneasily after seeing me in thought.

“Sorry sorry. Go ahead and sleep first, Momo.” (Makoto)

“Uhm…I would feel bad to be the only one using the bed, so want to sleep together?” (Momo)

She nervously proposed.

But the bed is small and it is way too cramped for two people.

“It is okay. I am used to sleeping on the floor.” (Makoto)

“B-But if we sleep while hugging each other, we can sleep there even if it is two people!” (Momo)

“Then, some other time.” (Makoto)

“……O-Okay…” (Momo)

I wanted to sleep already, so I laid on the floor.

Momo has laid on the bed too.

It has been a while since I have been in a room with a ceiling, so I managed to sleep without any worries.

◇◇

“Makoto-dono! Momo-dono! I am truly glad you are okay!” (Volkh)

“It is not much, but you are our saviors, so eat a whole lot, okay?” (Julietta)

When I woke up, Julietta-san called us and we came to the cafeteria.

This is apparently the only dining hall in this dungeon city.

Volkh-san is wearing full plate armor. 

There’s a giant axe leaning against the chair.

Is that the weapon of Volkh-san?

There were a lot of warriors aside from us crowding the dining hall.

It is similar to the bar of the Adventurer Guild in the water city.

I finally arrived at a lively place after coming to the past.

“By the way, Momo-chan, it seems like your mana has increased quite a lot since the last time I met you, but have you had Abel use Appraisal on you?” (Volkh)

“No, we didn’t have the leeway to.” (Momo)

“I see. Then, I think it would be better to check it.” (Julietta)

“Uhm…I don’t have any outstanding Skills though…” (Momo)

“Momo-chan, a human turning into a vampire is basically like being ‘reborn’. That’s why their physical capabilities would be enhanced at that time, and there’s times when their Skills would change.” (Julietta)

Julietta-san explains to Momo.

Well, Momo is the Great Sage-sama after all.

“Now then, I will appraise Momo-chan. Please look at my eyes.” (Abel)

“Y-Yes.” (Momo)

Momo answers nervously at Hero Abel.

“Momo-chan’s race is…Half-Vampire. Looks like she hasn’t become a demon completely. Her Status is…outstanding. As expected of a Demon Lord’s familiar. Skills are…eh?” (Abel)

“What’s the matter, Abel?” (Volkh)

“Hey, how was it?” (Julietta)

Hero Abel choked on his words in the middle.

“Momo-chan has…the Sage Skill.” (Abel)

““Wa?!””

Volkh-san and Julietta-san raised their voices in surprise.

“Is it amazing?” (Momo)

“It is! It is a super rare Skill that’s said to only show in one in a million!” (Julietta)

“This is my first time seeing it too…” (Volkh)

“You don’t seem to be surprised, Makoto-san.” (Abel)

All the Heroes were talking in excitement, but I was silently drinking ale, and Hero Abel pointed that out.

Oops, I knew about it, so I was way too calm.

“Man, that’s impressive! Ain’t that great, Momo?!” (Makoto)

“Uhm…Makoto-sama, can my Sage Skill be of use to you?” (Momo)

“Hm?” (Makoto)

I made a barefaced act, and Momo held my hand, looking at me with an upturned glance and closing her body to mine.

Hmm…I want her to use the Sage-sama Skill for the sake of Hero Abel and not me though.

“By the way, what will you be doing from now on, Makoto-kun, Momo-chan? If it is okay with you, how about coming together wi—” (Julietta)

Julietta was about to say something, but a loud voice resonated in the cave.

“I am baaaack!!” 

“The Great Warrior-sama has returned from the heart of Laberintos!” 

“Welcome them back!!” 

“Today’s game is a big dragon!!” 

It wasn’t just the voice of one, but many voices raising cheers.

When I look, there’s elves and beastkin gathering.

Did something happen?

“Aah, looks like that guy has come back.” (Julietta)

The Wood Hero-san frowned.

“There’s no need to show that much hate, right?” (Volkh)

The Earth Hero-san smiled wryly.

“But they are so strong, yet they show no interest in subjugating Demon Lords. Even in the battle of before, if they had cooperated with us, the Fire Hero Olga-san might not have died…” (Julietta)

“Stop it, Julietta. There’s no point in regretting what has already happened.” (Volkh)

“That’s right, Julietta-san. He isn’t a Hero after all…” (Abel)

Everyone’s expression darkens.

Momo and I looked at each other’s faces, and Hero Abel hurriedly explained. 

“Sorry, Makoto-san, talking about something weird…” (Abel)

“No. Can you tell me if you can?” (Makoto)

We will be living here anyways.

I want to get information.

“Makoto-san, there’s a number of factions in this city of Laberintos. One of them is the faction we are in that was centered around the Fire Hero. Our objective is to subjugate Demon Lords. And then, there’s the faction centered around the Iron Hero. This one’s objective is not to subjugate Demon Lords but to survive. In other words, they don’t fight Demon Lords.” (Abel)

“…They don’t fight Demon Lords?” (Makoto)

“To be more precise, it is the people that have fought against a Demon Lord in the past and have given up because they feel they couldn’t win. And…the current state is that they are the majority…” (Abel)

“…”

The people who have given up are on the majority side, huh…

“Then, there’s the last faction. Or more like, the one with the biggest scale. The people who created this dungeon city. It is mostly demi-humans. There’s elves just like me, dwarves, and beastkin… They are the ones who have been living in this city the whole time.” (Julietta)

Julietta-san gulped down the ale in one go.

“Us human Heroes are being sheltered here.” (Volkh)

“I see…” (Makoto)

I understand now.

Or more like, the faction that Hero Abel is in is the smallest group, huh.

I thought for sure that they would all be united when arriving at the base…but it seems that wasn’t it. 

(The future looks bleak…) (Makoto)

I thought there was no need to worry now with Hero Abel after having protected him though.

Looks like the road is still bumpy. 

A tall man came out from the crowd of people.

The remaining people followed. 

Looks like he is the central figure.

Reddish bronze colored hair half-assedly tied in a ponytail, and has a longsword on the waist. 

The people around were frequently talking to him, but the man was walking on as if showing no interest.

A handsome face as if sculpted, and a cold expression as if everything in the world is boring.

“It is him. The Elf Great Warrior, Johnny. The leader that brings together the demi-humans.” (Julietta)

“?!” 

That person is…Johnny.

I have found the Great Grandfather of Lucy.

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123 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 232: Takatsuki Makoto arrives at Laberintos

  1. Looks like Momo and I will be in the same room.

    “Is that okay with you, Momo?” (Makoto)

    “Of course! Rather, I would prefer it that way!” (Momo)

    “? Okay.” (Makoto)

    Careful man, FBI may watching you

    Aaaand found johnny. Now waiting for the saint anna

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  2. Thanks for the chapter!

    (How long should I be together with Hero Abel?) (Makoto)
    “…Makoto…-sama…” (Momo)
    I heard the sleeptalking of Momo.

    Seems Momo is already quiet attached toward Makoto, that she can even feel what Makoto is thinking lol

    Looks like Momo and I will be in the same room.
    “Is that okay with you, Momo?” (Makoto)
    “Of course! Rather, I would prefer it that way!” (Momo)

    Okay, she definitely is. The best way to get to a loli is a headpat eh xD

    The situation is even more despairing than i thought, that the majority of people has already given up on trying to defeat the demons. Well, we can only see how Makoto would change it all lmao. Also, this seems going to take a while, all this time travel. I kinda miss Aya, Lucy, and everyone else. Mainly Princess Sofia. Damn if only back then there are more of Makoto and Princess Sofia’s scene xd

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  3. “B-But if we sleep while hugging each other, we can sleep there even if it is two people!” (Momo)
    You should have accepted, Makoto !

    I made a barefaced act, and Momo held my hand, looking at me with an upturned glance and closing her body to mine.
    She is too cute !

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  4. It is him. The Elf Great Warrior, Johnny. The leader that brings together the demi-humans.” (Julietta)

    Alright we know see lucy great grandfather.

    Makoto ( airhead gigolo) vs Johnny ( experienced gigolo). What could go wrong 😂😂.

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      1. Nahhh, even if makoto is weak against woman antics, makoto can’t do that, if he do he will be beaten to death worst than a carnage 😇.

        And I agree with you. Johnny should makoto the ways of his way😏. Cause……. In the future chapters……. Nahh Nvm…. I’ll just for wait Reigokai to translate it.

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  5. Anna is the only one left. Maybe she’s in Laberintos too? Johnny though, he gives the impression of a drunk chad. And well he is, at least in the stories he’s a womanizer. Maybe he’ll give Makoto tips on how to pleasure a woman?

    And Momo too, you’re way too easy! Why would you let Makoto sleep together with you? Value your loli body more!

    Makoto’s acting real sus too now haha.

    “As I said, I am a normal person that received an oracle from the Sun Goddess-sama.” (Makoto)
    I explained to Hero Abel and Julietta-san, but they gave me dubious looks.
    I am not really lying though.

    Who the fuck are you kidding? If you’re not normal even back on earth, how could you be normal there?

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      1. Momo would gladly volunteer. Anna however, maybe he’ll NTR her from Abel by being the guinea pig. I can imagine them doing SM play in front of Abel.

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      2. The real reason Anna and Abel didn’t end up together…both seduced by airhead time traveling gigolo….
        Seems like Makoto is just adding to the length of that title, instead of replacing it.

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    1. But really, what normal person can’t just walk into a Demon Lord’s stronghold to save a group of captured hero alone? Any normal person can do that! What do you mean not anyone can just cut the strings of fate connecting a Demon Lord and their familiar? You must be talking about someone who isn’t normal! What do you mean you don’t normally get an Oracle from a goddess you’re not even a believer of, much less an oracle of? That’s perfectly normal!

      Yeah, he’s not convincing at all.

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  6. Damn I really wonder how fast you commenters are…. I remember the translations in To Be Power Shadows group those comments are lighting fast…I feel you have you like already commented before this chapter posted….
    Anyways thanks for the chapter
    P.S.
    After this comment, comment count will increase by 10%

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      1. Seems to be the only explanation. “You guys got it better then, let’s see you suffer like we did!”

        It was indeed mentioned that humans are the ones who end up in farms because they’re less able to escape from the demons. And that sort of motivation is something that is sadly all too easy to accept as being the case.

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  7. The hurdles are high in this world of the past.
    And there’s still Noah-sama’s previous apostle roaming around out there killing Heroes…

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    1. Worse, he’s the one who killed Abel’s mentor. It’s going to make the whole “I’m also an apostle of Noah” thing a landmine.

      Still, it’s interesting to consider : past Apostle killed his mentor, future Apostle ,becomes his mentor.

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  8. Seeing Johnny’s introduction, it seems more like this time travel stuff was premeditated by the day. The heroes have a terrible impression of him and they’d have no reason to try and make him join their side, but with Makoto being there the story changes completely. Considering the author has always hidden Momo’s name on purpose, at this point it’s pretty much confirmed. The reality changing stuff was happening because they were taking too long to send Makoto back in time because of Ira’s clumsyness.

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  9. Thanks for the chapter.
    So Johnny is not a pure-blooded elf (because of his hair color)

    Main Quest =
    Find Abel : clear!
    Find Momo : clear !
    Find Johnny Walker : clear !
    Find Anna
    Find ???
    Kill Bifrons
    Make a legend by killing a great Demon army in the North continent
    Kill Iblis.

    Annexe Quest =
    Find destiny goddess Oracle.
    Find Kain
    Find the calamity Witch.
    Free Noah !

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  10. It just occurred to me, and this is kind of a stretch, but Momo should not get on Johnny’s good side or she’s going to get an awesome wingman.

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  11. Thanks for the chapter~!

    I just realized we missed a chapter, Furi’s perspective

    Anyway, Makoto have arrived in the labyrinth. The outlook wasn’t too good, since their faction is the weakest. Is it time for duel or anything convenient to drop and make Makoto’s power able to be recognized?

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  12. I suddenly thought of something, could be that Noah do that Makoto no longer were his apostle not really because of Cayn but so he can’t release her? Could make sense. And the Maid Anna would fall for Abel or Makoto? I also want to see the Moon Oracle of this generation. There are just so many things that I have to stop thinking to calm down.

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  13. Wait!!! Shouldn’t there be one additional chapter after chapter 231? Which tells the story of Pov Friae in the future. What does this mean Regoukai-san !!!

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  14. Makoto is acting like an unconcerned tourist watching a live documentary with VR/AR headsets.

    What Makoto thinks: I have finally joined Abel’s legendary party!
    What Abel thinks: Is he asking me to join his party? Will he teach me how to be a hero?
    What actually happened: Abel joined Makoto and Momo’s party. Que Dragon Quest music.

    Johnny Johnnny yes papa! Johnny Johnnny no papa!

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  15. Ok , Abel , Sage , Johny …

    I can’t wait the moment where the party meets Anna . I bet makoto will steal Anna from Abel . That would be awesome . His harem in the past arc will be Anna , Momo , Ira-sama ? That sounds about right … maybe some elf ? Jullietta ?

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  16. So, considering there’s a country named Laphroaig, and a hero named Johnny Walker, it seems the author likes naming stuff after whiskey brands. In that case the Fire Nation general should probably be named Talisker, and I don’t recall Maximilians last name, but it might be Lagavulin.

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  17. Makoto just leaves that bid for approval hanging. Ouch. Momo imprinted on him like a baby bird on a wire monkey.

    Warrior? I have concerns. Specifically, if he learns how to spirit magic from Makoto; Makoto thinks that charm is a necessary component of spirit magic. Makoto may be indirectly responsible for his future girlfriend’s existence.

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      1. True. The only thing I can think of that hints that he might have or get moon/charm magic is that Lucy’s mom keeps popping off to the moon, but then I don’t think Lucy worships Naia? Iunno. I think charm helps with all spirits though, it’s just also a way to lower the proficiency requirements for seeing/contracting great spirits.

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      2. The moon thing is probably something anyone who knows it works like that can do. Or maybe it has to do with being an elf, I dunno. I personally find the elves strange enough already with them being both patronized by one of the Six Goddesses and yet naturally predisposed to Spirit Magic which should be something their patron is against.

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  18. There’s some missing next chapter buttons on the cliffhanger timetravel chapter and chapter 231. I actually missed a few updates because I was waiting for the buttons to update, and now I have to check your main page for updates now. Everything else looks good.

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  19. Momo works fast huh? Already wanting to share a bed with Makoto and generally trying to cling to him.

    So there are 3 factions in Laberintos: one who wants to subjugate Demon Lords, one who have given up after failing to subjugate them and want nothing to do with them now and finally a faction made up mostly of demihumans that seem neutral and just want to continue living in Laberintos. Abel’s group are part of the subjugate Demon Lords faction but it’s the smallest and has the least influence in the city it seems. Plus they just lost their figurehead the Fire Hero Olga. Either Makoto is gonna need to coach Abel how to become the new figurehead like the legend of Abel claims or he’s gonna unknowingly become it himself because of his usual Makoto Antics™ though history will probably attribute it all to Abel.

    Here’s Johnny! I wonder what his reaction would be if he finds out that Makoto is from the future and that he’s dating his great-granddaughter but also a bunch of other women too?

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  20. So I’m thinking back to when great sage “first drank” makotos blood from his perspective, I don’t rememebr how she worded it, but in that conversation I think she implied that virgin makotos blood tasted best, which might indicate that in this past she tastes it after he is not a virgin. whether or not that is something she does to him or not. I could be completely misremembering though.

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  21. Hey, when is Makoto going to get busy? He’s got them throwing themselves at him. You sure he isn’t gay? Thanks for the chapter. The comments are just great.

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    1. Okay, to be fair, right now he’s ‘doing a job’ and plans to return to his 4 girlfriends when the job is done and we ALL know how hyperfixated Makoto’s big thicc gamer brain gets. Romance is literally the last thing on his mind right now.
      Or just, in general, really.

      RPG player and clear mind do not help with understanding the nuances in peoples feelings.

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  22. Eeey. Found the Grand-pappy-in-law. That leaves just Anna unaccounted for. Wonder if she’s gonna fall in love with Abel.
    Momo is completely smitten with Takki at this point.

    Say…was anyone else expecting Johnny to be an archer? A warrior, huh? He acts cold and cool, but the fact that he really, really got his fuck on kinda takes away from it.

    Looks like the next mission is to somehow recruit him.

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    1. Fairly Sure Johnny was supposed to be Magic Archer or something like that. The fact that he looks like a proper warrior is kinda surprising. And really, it’s strange that Anna hasn’t been mentioned at all. She’s supposed to be Abel’s childhood sweetheart, so unless somebody fucked up big time there should be no need for her to fall in love with Abel, it’s a done deal since long before this.

      Still, I guess this leaves Makoto as the odd one out. We know that Johnny can use Spirit Magic, and he’s apparently a proper warrior. We’ve seen Rosalie rampage with her Spirit Magic before, she’s also a brawler. And the Black Knight Cain apparently used Spirit Magic too. Makoto is the only one with zero melee capability.

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      1. It’s possible that he’s using a sword here because it’s more convenient for hunting in laberinthos, right? Or maybe there just aren’t any good bows available?

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      2. Certainly possible, but I still think it’s strange in a time like that to not have your best weapon on hand at all times. That said, I suppose his best possible weapon is probably the Magic bit of Magic Archer, and that’s always on hand.

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  23. Why do I feel that Makoto is the source of Johnny’s womanizing habits, or at least will reveal his real tastes/ideas and by doing so will recruit him.
    Iron Hero, eh? It sinks, it rusts, it generally weak to water… I smell some gag beating.
    Will past Destiny Oracle/Hero be still alive? If yes then by cliche he/she will be in Iron’s faction

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  24. Thank you!
    I have not read too far ahead but i thought i missed a translated chapter but it seems like you decided to do that pov chapter later?
    Anyway since I’m still learning Japanese and my comprehension is still amateur, reading your translation really helps a lot.
    Thank you!

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  25. Makoto has priorities. The most important thing to be done is to technically be part of the legendary party, of course.

    This hideout seems like some sort of adventurer’s guildhouse. It’s also probably the seeds of it. A collection of people making their living from a dungeon? Yeah.

    Sure Makoto, any normal person can save a group of heroes from captivity inside a Demon Lord’s stronghold all by themselves. And any normal person should be able to see and cut the strings of fate binding a Demon Lord’s familiar to a Demon Lord. And certainly, a normal person who isn’t even an Oracle can receive a goddess’ oracle tasking them to shoulder the fate of the world. Perfectly normal, nothing suspicious here.

    I doubt Momo is as tired as Makoto is. But she’s probably planning for a yobai, heh.

    Makoto taking the room of Abel’s mentor seems appropriate. He’s technically taking over as his mentor after all. At the very least, Abel can learn his composure. And Momo is already planning for this and that 🤣.

    Considering that they just got caught in a mission, Volkh’s axe is probably a spare. Or maybe he made a new one with magic? Pretty sure stuff like metal manipulation should fall under Earth Magic. With regards to Momo’s skill though, is it Sage or is it Great Sage? Does she maybe get the Great part of her title because of her accomplishments? And face it Makoto, you are at the center of this little party now.

    The Iron Hero. Is this Ira’s hero? If each Hero has an associated goddess, presumably the Iron Hero is Ira’s since there is already an Earth Hero. Or does the Earth Goddess (there is an Earth Goddess right?) also have two heroes? Still unclear. I still think it’s probably Ira’s, only called Iron because Gold would be too catchy. Nothing wrong with ensuring survival and livelihood, IMO. Especially since people who’s given up are even less likely to be useful in a proper fight, it’s probably for the best that the ones who’s given up to just stay back. Still, assuming there’s Six Heroes for Six Goddesses, this means the Heroes are accounted for. With that said, the team going for Bifrons probably had some non-Hero members in it too, since three is apparently less than half their starting number.

    Enter Johnny. He doesn’t seem like a typical, no-care-in-the-world playboy. If anything, at first glance you probably wouldn’t expect him to be one without context from the future.

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    1. Remember that there are multiple ‘forms’ of magic under each goddesses jurisdiction. The sun goddess has both the lightning hero and light hero skills after all. And Sofias brother has the ‘glacial hero’ skill, not ‘water hero’. The iron hero would probably fall under the earth goddess, due to reasons you mentioned in your own comment.
      Ira’s heroes would be like ‘time hero’ and ‘luck hero’ right?

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      1. There certainly are multiple forms of magic under each goddesses’ jurisdiction, and yet :

        – It’s pretty clear so far that the Light Hero was something new and unexpected. It’s OP as all hell and can actually take down a proper Demon Lord with a single fully powered strike, and expected to be able to similarly defeat the GDL (and has apparently done so in the unaltered past). If it were the norm for multiple heroes to be associated with a single goddess, people are more likely to be expecting it, even in the past. Something along the line of “but where is Althena’s other hero?”
        – We never see any of the other supposed counterparts earlier, when everyone was gearing up for a big, cataclysmic war. You’d think we’d at least be seeing the Water Hero if it was indeed not the same thing as Glacial Hero, or at least hear a mention. Nope, not a peep.
        – There is also Julietta, she’s Tree Hero, compared to Max being Wind Tree Hero. Those doesn’t seem like they should actually be separate don’t they? Like maybe Wind Hero and Tree Hero, but Wind Tree Hero? Don’t forget also that the Olga that got with Gera was Blazing Hero, and yet I find it unlikely that there’s any practical difference between Blazing Hero and Fire Hero. Makoto certainly seemed to think of the more recent Olga as some kind of a successor, of both name and skill.

        In all likelihood, this is more of a case of alternate nomenclature. That being said, considering that there hasn’t been anything definite yet, things are still open to interpretation.

        Still leaning for Iron Hero being Ira’s, if only because the kanji used for Gold (Ira’s element, per the LN) can also mean Metal.

        Apropos of nothing : Light Hero draws power from sunlight, Fire (or rather, Blazing) Hero from heat, does the other heroes have similar conversion skill? More to the point, what does the Lightning Hero convert into power? What about the Glacial Hero?

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      2. Well, I think those multiples forms of Hero are similar in power. However, there are only seven Holy Swords and only a Hero releasing a Holy Sword can defeat a Demon Lord.

        For Geralt, I think it is literally lightning, but it is actually difficult to convert lightning into Aura (even the Great Sage found it difficult to control weather).

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      3. Yeah, that’s the thing, if there are Seven Holy Swords, that should logically limit the number of heroes to at most seven at a time too. A hero isn’t a proper hero without a proper Holy Sword after all. Though with that being said, imagine Abel dual wielding Holy Swords.

        And the thing about Lightning Hero…, that’s why I was doubtful. Turning lightning into Aura sounds cool, but super impractical compared to sunlight and heat.

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      4. Still, I think there are extra heroes because the Goddesses have power to spare, so they use it to create variant versions of their [Hero] skill. Not using it would be a waste after all.

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      5. But do they though? Consider the case for Althena : she’s pretty much confirmed to only have Lightning and Light Hero. And the latter took a thousand years to make. And then don’t forget one of the issues Ira said that lead to the Alex incident : they lack power while the continent was still under GDL’s thumb. It’s why Ira said with clarity that Makoto can’t come back, as they’d only have the means to send him forward in time in a hundred years after GDL’s downfall.

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      6. Well, assuming he really can convert electricity into Aura, and Makoto can somehow figure that out, I can see that being an idea he’s going to throw once he’s back.

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  26. It’s already obvious that the Hero of Light is Makoto. He’s the real Abel.

    Chapter 88
    “Savior Abel-sama had a splendid girlfriend like the Holy Maiden Anna-sama, you know? And yet, he said ‘I have someone waiting for me’. That’s hurtful for the other girls, don’t you think?!” (Noah)

    Something that Makoto would obviously say.

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  27. Thanks for the chapter.

    I wonder if Johnny will have some kind of reaction to Makoto in regards to the Spirit King thing. The least I would expect is a remark about the spirits liking him. (assuming Johnny actually has the Spirit Magic skill) I also thought Johnny was said to be an Archer but that could be explained in a couple of ways.

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  28. But for real, why is Makoto walking anywhere? Can’t he just make an ice hamster ball or boogie-board and water-current magic himself around? For someone who spends an inordinate amount of time and effort training water magic he sure forgets he can use it sometimes.

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  29. Thanks for the chapter Rei-sama!

    This proved that soul book is still not available since they need to use appraisal to know their abilities. Maybe this is why Abel doesn’t know his own ability?

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