WM – Chapter 234: Takatsuki Makoto meets the Evil God Apostle

“D-Demon Lord! Demon Lord Cain has appeared!!” 

A shout that was like a scream echoed in the dungeon city.

Demon Lord Cain.

It goes without saying, but it is the Apostle of Noah-sama 1,000 years ago.

Evil God Apostle, Black Knight, Mad Hero…a really infamous Demon Lord with many nicknames.

That Demon Lord’s most famous nickname is Hero Killer.

In the picture book of the Legend of Hero Abel, most Heroes were killed by the Demon Lord Cain

There’s a lot of Heroes currently in Laberintos.

The situation is bad.

But the situation worsened even more.

“Demon Lord Cain!!” 

Hero Abel shouted with a completely different voice from his usual, filled with violent emotions as he ran out from Laberintos.

That’s right, revenge for the Fire Hero that was the mentor of Hero Abel.

Hero Abel is forgetting himself in his anger.

This is bad! 

“Abel! Wait!” (Julietta)

“We are going too!” (Volkh)

Julietta-san and Volkh-san chased after him.

“Papa!” 

“You take shelter deep in the dungeon together with the others.” (Deckel)

“I don’t wanna! Come with us, Papa!” 

“I am a Hero. I can’t run away.” (Deckel)I

“Promise me you will come back! Tomorrow is my birthday!” 

“Yeah, when I come back, let’s celebrate your birthday.” (Deckel)

“For sure. Make sure to come back alive…” 

I heard the conversation of Deckel and his daughter.

Uhm…can you please stop the classic death flag?

I definitely have to protect the Iron Hero! 

I swore in my heart.

“Evacuate the people. Prioritize the women and children. The ones who can fight, come with me. We are driving the Demon Lord away.” (Johnny)

“Johnny-sama! That’s reckless! It is that Demon Lord Cain, you know?!” 

“Let’s run away together!” 

“It would be too much with only the Heroes. The foolhardy ones, come with me.” (Johnny)

Johnny Walker-san was the only one calm in this chaos.

Looks like they will also be fighting together with us.

“M-Makoto-sama…?” (Momo)

Momo was nervously grabbing my sleeve.

I want her to evacuate with the others if possible, but it is also scary to lose sight of her here.

I wouldn’t want her to be kidnapped again.

“Come with me. But if a battle happens, make sure to hide.” (Makoto)

“Y-Yes!” (Momo)

Momo and I head to the outside of Laberintos together.

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“Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!” 

The first thing that reached my ears once we came out from Laberintos was an ear-ringing laugh.

“Volkh!” (Julietta)

I heard the scream of Julietta-san.

Volkh-san’s armor was destroyed, and he had collapsed with blood flowing out.

Could it be…

“Don’t panic…Julietta. I am still alive…” (Volkh)

I am relieved.

Volkh-san was barely okay.

Right, what about Hero Abel?! 

“Geh!” (Makoto)

He must have been defeated by Demon Lord Cain, I can see him on the ground faraway.

I don’t see him bleeding, so I want to believe he is just unconscious.

“Momo! Check the state of Abel-san.” (Makoto)

“Y-Yes!” (Momo)

I had Momo check the state of Hero Abel, and I confirm this terrible spectacle.

There’s also beastkin, elf warriors, and many others who are on the ground covered in blood.

Even though it has only been a few minutes after the notification of the enemy attack.

The one looking down on us proudly when we were already in a crumbling state is…

A knight covered in full pitch black armor. 

He is wearing a helmet that covers his whole face, and I can’t tell what face he is making.

He is holding a giant greatsword.

Massive aura was overflowing from his whole body.

So this is Demon Lord Cain…

“Ahahahahahahahahahaha! Weak, weak, weak, weak, weak, weak, weak, weak, weak, weak, weak, weak! Holy God Heroes!” (Cain)

What a loud Demon Lord.

He was a Demon Lord that talked this much?

“I will kill all the Heroes! If you are not a Hero, as long as you convert to Noah-sama, I will let you live. Kneel right this instant and revere Noah-sama. If you do that, I will forgive you by just cutting off one arm. Be grateful to the merciful Noah-sama!” (Cain)

Is what I heard.

(Oi oi…) (Makoto)

Noah-sama can only increase her believers once every 10 years. 

That’s the Divine Realm Regulation.

No matter how much he threatens them, she can’t increase her believers, and it will just spread the bad reputation of Noah-sama even more.

Of course, there wasn’t anyone who followed what he said.

{Spirit-sans, Spirit-sans.} (Makoto)

I called the Water Spirits and gathered mana.

“[Ice Lance].” (Makoto)

Several tens of ice spears made of magic showered on Demon Lord Cain.

All of them hit his black armor and broke.

There wasn’t a single scratch on the armor.

(It is as Noah-sama said…) (Makoto)

Right before I was sent to the past, Noah-sama told me this…

◇◇

Right before jumping to the past.

Holy Maiden Anna’s Great Church.

Closeby there’s Ira-sama chanting her time travelling miracle magic.

We were currently waiting for her to finish chanting.

In that time, Noah-sama was teaching me knowledge of the past.

“Makoto, do you know who the Demon Lord that you should be the most careful about is?” (Noah)

Noah-sama, who had taken the trouble in changing to her female teacher attire, pointed at me.

She really likes that look.

“The Great Demon Lord Iblis, right?” (Makoto)

“No. The Great Demon Lord doesn’t move from their garden floating in the sky at the Demonic Continent, Eden. Your chances of encountering them are zero unless you personally go to them.” (Noah)

Heeh, is that so.

“Then, the Immortal King Bifrons that ruled the West Continent?” (Makoto)

“Close, but the correct answer is…” (Noah)

“Demon Lord Cain. The Apostle of Noah, Takatsuki Makoto. They act alone and are spontaneous. The chances of encountering Cain are the highest if you are going to be acting together with Heroes.” (Althena)

“Aah, Althena! Don’t say that before me!” (Noah)

Althena-sama cuts into the conversation, and Noah-sama complained.

“Demon Lord Cain…” (Makoto)

The legendary Hero Killer; the former Apostle.

What kind of person was he?

Noah-sama nodded knowingly as if answering my question.

“I made the full armor and greatsword they had with the same material I made your dagger, Makoto.” (Noah)

“Wait, Noah. I didn’t have much knowledge of the state in the mortal realm because I didn’t have many believers 1,000 years ago, but you gave your Apostle something like that?!” (Althena)

Now it was Althena-sama who shouted at the words of Noah-sama.

I look at the dagger hanging on my waist.

The magic dagger shining blue.

The same material as this, huh.

“Noah! You…used a fragment of the Former God King Chronos’s Scythe that cuts all creation?! You gave something like that to a resident of the mortal realm?! What are you thinking?!” (Althena)

“Shut up, Althena! The Light Hero you made was overpowered in the end, so it is not unfair!” (Noah)

“The Light Hero I made was by no means invincible unless there was the light of the sun! It properly has capabilities that follow the Divine Realm Regulations. But the weapon you gave them is… That’s why the Old Gods that do things without thinking are just…!” (Althena)

“Huh?! Who are you saying doesn’t think?! Going ‘regulations regulations’ is annoying! Just do as you please! As you please!” (Noah)

The people in the church were taken aback seeing Noah-sama and Althena-sama shouting at each other.

“Uhm…you two…sorry for interrupting when you are so into your discussion, but…in the end, just what kind of person is Demon Lord Cain?” (Makoto)

When I ask this, Noah-sama and Althena-sama turn over here.

“Takatsuki Makoto…listen here calmly. The metal used to make the armor and weapon of Demon Lord Cain are from the weapon of the Former Old God. In other words…” (Althena)

“It negates physical attacks and negates magic, Makoto☆.” (Noah) 

Althena-sama speaks as if having a hard time saying it, but Noah-sama easily concluded.

“Huh?” (Makoto)

What did she say just now?

Negates physical attacks and magic…?

Doesn’t that mean I can’t defeat them at all?

“Noah, you must tell him accurately. Mako-kun, the correct way of saying it is that it negates all attacks below Saint Rank.” (Eir)

Eir-sama adds from the side.

But…

“Doesn’t that basically make them invincible?” (Makoto)

“That’s not it. If it is a God Rank or an attack that’s proportionate to God Rank, it will work.” (Eir)

“For example…the attack of the Light Hero.” (Noah)

Noah-sama continues the words of Eir-sama.

In other words, only the Light Hero Abel can defeat Cain.

“But what should I do if I meet Demon Lord Cain before I meet the Light Hero?” (Makoto)

“Run. That’s the only option.” (Althena)

The Sun Goddess said bluntly.

“That’s the only option, huh…” (Makoto)

Well, can’t be helped.

Meaning that you can’t fight an overpowered bastard properly. 

We would be wiped out.

“Hmm, but I will tell you how to deal with that child in the case that the Light Hero is not present.” (Noah)

“What, so there’s a way.” (Makoto)

“It is tough, you know? That’s…” (Noah)

Noah-sama tells me the method.

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(What’s that about ‘in case’…) (Makoto)

Noah-sama must have known it would turn out like this.

That thought crossed my mind.

{…Great Water Spirit, Undine. Please come.} (Makoto)

I have been calling her several times, but she isn’t showing at all.

Have I been asking too much lately?

I have to give them a whole lot of attention later.

In the time I was doing that, the warriors were fighting and falling one after the other.

“[Water Dragon]!” (Makoto)

I borrow the power of the Water Spirits to shoot water magic.

But my magic had absolutely no effect, the Demon Lord Cain isn’t even turning at me.

“Guwah!” 

Ah! 

Deckel-san was cut! 

This is bad this is bad this is bad!

“Guh! …I wanted to…celebrate the 7th birthday of my daughter…” (Deckel)

You are picking your death flag too fast! 

You are giving up too fast, Deckel-san!

“XXXXXXXXXXXXX! (Great Water Spirit Undine)!” (Makoto)

I shouted in Spirit Language, and she finally showed up.

An Undine in maid outfit.

“XXXXXX! XXX! (Sorry for the wait! Our King!)” (Undine) 

“….XXXXXXXX (…What are you doing?)” (Makoto)

“XXXXXX (You like this kind of outfit, right?)” (Undine)

The Water Great Spirit glanced at Momo.

Abel was regaining consciousness and Momo was nursing him.

Could it be that she was imitating Momo and that took her time?

“XXXXXX… (You…)” (Makoto)

You are way too carefree.

“XXXXXX? XXXXXXXX? (A-Are you angry, Our King?)” (Undine)

Undine had her eyes dampen uneasily. 

It looked really similar to the fake crying of Noah-sama.

This girl…

Wait, calm down…

The cooperation of Undine is absolutely necessary to escape from this crisis.

Spirits are whimsical, do things when they feel like it, and must be kept in a good mood.

That’s the basics of Spirit Magic.

That’s why what I should say here is…

“XXXXXXX (It looks good on you, Undine)” (Makoto)

“XXXXX! XXXXX! (Really, Our King?!)” (Undine)

“XXXXXX (That’s why, please lend me your strength)” (Makoto)

“XXXXX! (Yes☆, I will do my best~!)” (Undine)

The moment Undine said that, the mana all around began to gather here.

Rain began to fall, the ground began to shake, the air trembled, and lightning began to run through the black clouds as if influenced by this.

The water mana of the whole world.

Undine was gathering that.

Demon Lord Cain turned over here.

He was about to give the finishing blow to Deckel-san, but he stopped his feet. 

The Demon Lord that had no interest at all over here had clearly taken notice of me.

Can he see the figure of Undine at my side?

Demon Lord Cain spoke to me.

“Are you a Hero?” (Cain)

He silently asked.

“No.” (Makoto)

I answered shortly.

I am a Country Designated Hero, but there’s no Water Country here.

That’s why I am not a Hero.

Cain heard my response and spoke the next words.

“Will you…revere Noah-sama?” (Cain)

“…”

I couldn’t answer.

There’s no way I could.

I still have faith in Noah-sama.

But I am not a believer right now.

That’s why I couldn’t say anything.

And for some reason, that fact annoyed me to an unexpected degree.

“Then, die.” (Cain)

He must have taken my silence as a denial, Demon Lord Cain raises his sword here, and closed the distance in an instant.

Fast! 

“[Freezing Barrier].” (Makoto)

“HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!” (Cain)

Cain cut the barrier magic I activated as if it were paper while he was laughing.

What’s with this guy…? Is he mental?

Can’t be helped… To think I would have to use this here.

(…Spirit Arm.) (Makoto)

The moment I tried to change my right arm into a Spirit…a flash flew.

“Hm?” (Cain)

Demon Lord Cain groaned.

That light entered the opening of the armor.

An attack as if passing a needle through a hole.

“Spirit Magic: [Wind Arrow].” 

Close to thousands of wind arrows rained on Demon Lord Cain as this silent voice rang.

Most of them were blocked by the demon lord’s armor, but I could see that there were some attacks that were entering the small openings of the armor.

There’s a bit of blood in the demon lord’s armor.

(Wow…) (Makoto)

The way to defeat the Demon Lord Cain that Noah-sama told me about.

Since attacks don’t work on the armor itself, hit through the openings. 

These are attacks that understand this.

The one who did those attacks was now standing in front of me and Demon Lord Cain.

The reddish brown long hair was waving with the air.

That man was taking a stance with a sword that makes me question if it is longer than even him.

No, it is not a sword.

The waves flowing in the blade…

That’s a katana.

The long haired swordsman was taking stance with a long katana.

That figure of his was like that of a samurai.

“Johnny-san, thanks.” (Makoto)

When I thanked Johnny Walker, he simply glanced at me.

“This is the first time I see…the Great Water Spirit Undine following the orders of someone.” (Johnny)

Looks like he can see her.

I see. He is a Spirit Magic User too after all.

“I will lend a hand. No, please let me.” (Johnny)

“Okay. Let’s get this guy out of here.” (Makoto)

I answered Johnny-san without hesitation.

When I exchanged looks with Undine at the side, she nodded with a serious expression.

Even a whimsical person like her has gotten serious.

Looks like I will be fighting Demon Lord Cain with the assistance of Johnny Walker.

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155 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 234: Takatsuki Makoto meets the Evil God Apostle

  1. Thanks for the chapter!

    “Demon Lord Cain. The Apostle of Noah, Takatsuki Makoto. They act alone and are spontaneous…”
    Shouldn’t it be “He act alone…” because it’s only one person?

    Anyway, Makoto, what kind of attention did you give towards Undine hmm? I wonder xD

    The figure of Johnny drawing his long katana (I presume it’s a tachi then?) must be pretty picturisque. Well, good luck on facing Cain, Makoto! Not like you need it anyway, Undine is pretty much equivalent of a God Rank Magic, right? You yourself is a Spirit King too after all lol

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    1. Now that i read it better, we can see Undine’s personality even more in this chapter. I wonder why did she imitates Momo and not Noah-sama anymore. If i recall they are somewhat fond with Titan God, and not with undead like Momo. Could it be, she’s getting jealous that her King is being taken away by an undead? Would be pretty hillarious if that’s the case xD

      Also, Undine is a spirit, right? I also recall if Great Spirit are the element that has been given will by the Gods (or something like that, as Ira-sama said to Alex back in ch 120ish), and it is will rather than emotion, two pretty different things. So why is it that Undine in this chapter is showing a lot of emotion like never before?

      Damn Makoto, you could always womanize anything as long as it is a living being, huh xD

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      1. Nothing says she doesn’t look like Noah. It’s only said that she’s wearing a maid outfit, which is the same sort of outfit Momo is wearing. Imagine Noah in a maid outfit. And the chapter you want is 210, described as giving will to nature and use them as weapons.

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      2. Spirits were a lot stronger in the past than after the gods increased their powers after the war. so this likely means that Undine has more personality back then too.

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    2. Sometimes “they” is used so as not to show gender of a person. So it is not completely wrong here.
      Noah has charmed Cain, so I think “they” is “he”. But maybe not? 😉

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  2. An Undine in maid outfit.

    “XXXXXX! XXX! (Sorry for the wait! Our King!)” (Undine)
    “….XXXXXXXX (…What are you doing?)” (Makoto)
    “XXXXXX (You like this kind of outfit, right?)” (Undine)

    I dont know you have that kind of hobby makoto. Also Undine in maid outfit? Damn i want to see it!

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      1. Our King is right, that has been how she addressed Makoto for a while.

        I’m seriously doubting the whole “kill Cain to become Noah’s follower” speculation. Not least of which, the limitation isn’t that she can only have one believer, it’s that she can only get one believer every ten years. The limit is in the recruitment, not the headcount.

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      2. Well, it’s likelier to end up with killing him rather than winning him over. Abel is clearly out for his blood, so if the two of them are in the same place, they’re liable to kill each other. And since Makoto’s mission is to save Abel, at that juncture the only choice is to kill Cain. I’m personally doubtful if Abel can even be persuaded to drop his grudge.

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  3. Uhm…can you please stop the classic death flag?
    I definitely have to protect the Iron Hero!
    I swore in my heart.
    “Guh! …I wanted to…celebrate the 7th birthday of my daughter…” (Deckel)
    You are picking your death flag too fast!
    Lol, a Hero who picks a death flag quickly. Hilarous.

    An Undine in maid outfit ?

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  4. I see now why the call the believers of Noah fanatics. Cain is just on a another plane of crazy than Makoto. Is he so charmed by Noah that he’s becoming delusional? No way Noah didn’t say to her that she can’t have believers anytime.

    I want to see Momo and Undine in the holy maid outfit! Someone make the illustrations!

    Johnny and Makoto vs Cain. How nice, the battle of spirit users. Abel is already down though. Makoto has to be serious here.

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      1. Smh

        This is Undine the “Great Water Spirit”, you know. Surely a bathing suit is the best. Maybe something revealing, but since she’s probably made of water, something akin to Celestis’s frilly idol outfit would work best.

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  5. Missed opportunity, Takki. You shouldn’t have stayed silent and just said that Noah-sama can only get a new believer every 10 years. And ideally, call dibs on the first vacancy since you definitely want to stay her follower.

    Speaking of. Seems like it really was 10 years. I was puzzled from remembering more, but looks I confused it with the statement that she “hasn’t been successful in 1000 years.”

    Looks like we’re doing battle with the Apostle-senpai. I guess this would be the moment the remaining heroes die in the original timeline. Possibly an initial batch during the early encounter, but then Abel rescues Momo, defeats Bifrons, then returns here. Johnny’s faction is rendered unable to ignore the demon threat anymore due to this attack and the survivors join forces. And Anna….is somewhere.

    Undine…was actually messing around? Maid outfit, even? I didn’t realize she had that much personality, but this works out. If there’s one thing Takatsuki Makoto is good at, it’s sweet-talking ladies it’s normally impossible to seduce.

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      1. It seems that Johnny was already a womanizer (see previous chapter).
        However, Johnny definitely needs to teach Makoto how to handle women. I would imagine the following scenario:
        Makoto: Great-grandfather-in-law ! Please teach me your ways !
        Johnny: Ah, I see you are a man of culture as well. Very well, I will teach you !

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    1. It just occurred to me. Noah-sama can only get a NEW believer every 10 years. But Makoto isn’t actually new. If he takes out Cain, couldn’t he slot right back in since Noah’s number of believers maxes at 1?

      As for “hasn’t been successful in 1000 years”, it’s because the 7 goddesses have jurisdiction over the natives. So the only candidates left are those from other worlds, of which all but one was claimed…

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      1. Yeah, that’s what I’m thinking, at least. A fight for the right to be the Apostle, you might say.

        And I was mainly referencing a discussion last chapter where I was convinced Noah could only get a new believer every 100 years.

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      2. I’m fairly sure it’s not that it’s maxed out at one. It’s that she can only get a new believer every ten years. So even if Cain dies here, Makoto will still have to wait until ten years has passed since Cain was made believer. And I doubt the whole “technically not new” technicality would fly here, otherwise, why would Noah even need to make him not a believer to begin with?

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      3. She’s limited to one. My proof is in Chapter 223, Noah makes the following statement when she rescinds Makoto’s apostleship.

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

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      4. Except, here’s a copy paste from exactly this chapter :

        > Noah-sama can only increase her believers once every 10 years.

        Increase, you understand what it means? From zero to one, one to two, and so on.

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      5. it is possible Cain is being lied to by the demon lords. It might be the demon god promised Noah if she take their side.

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    2. Couldn’t reply to your other comment. Anyway, there’s a passage in Chapter 6,

      -o-o-o-o-o-
      “I won’t I won’t I wont!! It took me a 1,000 years to even get one believer, you know?! Without believers, a God will stay weak. I am being treated as an Evil God, so I can’t get believers. I can only recruit otherworldlers!” (Noah)

      And most of those otherworldlers were seized by the six Great Goddesses.
      -o-o-o-o-o-o-

      So it’s not so much that the goddesses have jurisdiction like I said earlier. It’s that the natives are taught that Noah is evil so they are prejudiced against her. I was right about the otherworlders portion though.

      Makoto is a special case for the otherworlders because he’s very weak. Weaker than the average citizen if I recall correctly, so no one wanted him.

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    3. Told ya so (insert smug face here).

      Basically, the main issue with the whole ‘not being successful in a thousand years’ is because the game is rigged against her. Not only is she limited to only one every ten years, she’s also known by basically everyone as an Evil God. Add to that Cain’s reputation, and the only natives who would even consider becoming her worshipper are the ones with questionable grasp on sanity to begin with.

      And the issue with answering in the positive here, is that Abel is likely within earshot. How do you think he’d react if Makoto sounds like he’s going to turn coat?

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      1. I would say that every other witness might be more of a problem, but Takki has earned enough admiration from Abel for him to at least give him the benefit of the doubt until he explains himself.

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    4. Consider the bigger mission here. He can’t take that opportunity at this time. Getting chummy with Cain right in front of the others including Abel… getting chummy with the person who killed Abel’s master would be more than a small problem. And probably whatever he said would be directly heard anyhow.

      Makoto has already claimed to receive an oracle from Athena. So letting on that he’s with Noah is a big no-no too. They’d only see Makoto as an enemy who was tricking them, and he’s suspect enough without that!

      Also, Noah CANNOT have more than 1 follower at once. This has been expressly stated (hence Noah removing him as a follower before sending him back because she can’t have 2 at once anyhow at that point). Upon them dying (or otherwise no longer being a follower), she also has to wait to recruit another. Only in the future/present (however you look at it) did that get lifted by Athena, but it is still fully in effect at the point Makoto was sent to.

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      1. No no no no. It’s not that Noah can’t have more than one follower at any one time. It’s that she can’t get/recruit more than one follower every ten years. It’s mentioned right in this very chapter. So theoretically, if she can recruit a follower, who can stay alive for more than ten years, and then she can recruit again before said first follower dies? She can have two followers, you can go from there. Problem is, turnover rate is high, and interest is as low as it gets, to the point that she might not even get any successful recruitment until a thousand years has passed (see Cain and Makoto). And a thousand years is more than even an elf’s projected lifespan, which is the longest in the data we have currently. It’s why there needs to be more than just the lifting of the limit, but also placing Noah as an official Eighth Goddess, basically undoing her Evil God reputation, if she were to have any prospect at making use of the lifted restriction at all.

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      2. Hasn’t it occurred to you that there could be more than one restriction? Yes they stated the recruiting within 10 years restriction, however the story has stated MULTIPLE times that Noah cannot have more than one follower at one time. For a recent example there is chapter 222
        >“I will remove the limitations regarding the believers of the Goddess Noah.” (Althena)

        >“?!” (Makoto)

        >“From here on, it doesn’t matter how many believers Noah gets.” (Althena)

        Limitations – plural. And “How many believers” is obviously not speaking of just a time limitation, but the total amount. The time limitation on top of that stops Noah from using a believer as a throw-away piece since she then needs to wait 10 years to replace the single believer.

        Also 223
        >“I have a different Apostle 1,000 years in the past. You won’t be my believer anymore when you go there anyways. My believers are fixed to 1 after all.” (Noah)

        And there are other examples in earlier chapters, though it is annoying to dig them up. Sorry, but it isn’t refutable that you’re plainly mistaken here.

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      3. Oh, there could certainly be multiple restrictions. The issue is that so far, the only restriction Makoto seem concerned about is the “only one follower every ten years” thing. Even in this chapter we have :

        > (Oi oi…) (Makoto)
        > Noah-sama can only increase her believers once every 10 years.
        > That’s the Divine Realm Regulation.

        If there is indeed a restriction along the lines of “only one follower at a time, ever,” then shouldn’t that be the more pressing concern for him to think of? After all, if such restriction exist it doesn’t matter whether or not the “one every ten years” restriction exist, she can’t recruit, period.

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  6. I’m back and this chapter was worth the wait. Man, I didn’t think there would be two dense people involved with Noah. Plus, you took us to another cliff. Undine has got to look really good in the maid outfit.

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  7. A same chapter death flag trigger.
    He’ll probably survive this though, right?
    Anyways, fighting along with his great-grandfather-in-law. 👍

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    1. I think the problem is more like when the magic touch the armor is negated, and the readon as to why Jonny could damage him is because there were hundred of arrows ans ome of them hit his flesh without touch the armor, is the only explanation I can think.

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  8. Thanks for the chapter 😀
    Simply spectacular.
    This is gonna be a great fight 😀
    Also, he is clearly nuts, but he isn’t unreachable

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  9. God, what a death flag skill have Deckel, make me remember Bernard from Arifureta, the difference is that Deckel don’t have the love of the goddess of fortune.

    So, we can already cound Undine as part of the harem of Makoto? For that that now she even do cosplay for her.

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    1. But Deckel is the Iron Hero so he’s probably Ira’s hero since Ira is associated with the gold element and probably by extension all metal. Plus she is also the goddess of luck and fortune so Deckel does indeed have the love of a goddess of fortune like Bernard.

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      1. I think the Iron Hero is associated to the Earth Goddess because the earth element rules over earth, stone and metals.

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      2. But there’s already the Earth Hero Volkh and aside from Althena having the Lightning and Light Hero as an exception, none of the other goddesses have more than one holy hero.

        @archeisse: Bernarnd is a character from the after story of Arifureta. He is constantly raising Death Flags yet somehow always manages to survive.

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      3. Metal was a element under the power of Ira-chan? I though it was of the earth element and his heroe was a heroe associated with the future Earth Country, I mean, I remember that gold element control time, destiny and luck, no mention of metal but could be that my memory is failing me. If she really also control metal then I suppose that he is loved by the goddes of fortune, though she don’t seem to protect him much.

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  10. Honestly, I kinda underestimated Johnny when the hero party was first described but he would be terrifying to fight. Have fun fighting a magic swordsman/archer who _never runs out of mana_. and with how good he is at using his magic you would never be able to catch your breath in a fight with him.

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    1. There’s presumably a limit, which is the Spirit’s attentiveness and willingness to help. It’s a limit not even Makoto can bypass, so it’s fair to assume that Johnny is also limited by the same. That being said, considering that both Lucy and Rosalie have mana pool best described as bottomless, it’s also safe to assume that Johnny also has that, on top of the outside reserves that is the Spirits. So he still has a bottomless+ mana pool.

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      1. Oh, damn. I didn’t even think about that.

        Has Johnny been the protagonist the entire time? Completely OP + handsome boi + harem that rivals the gods, seems like a fairly normal OP protagonist.

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  11. Undina-chan is straight out flirting now~
    Make Spirits obey you? Pff, noob level.
    Make Great Spirit do a maid cosplay for you on her own accord, that’s a Spirit Master level for you.
    ———
    On the side note. Why not using Deep Sea? It should fit the criteria of infiltrating the gaps. Cain would be literally a meat paste in the tin can

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    1. That’d also risk the others present in the battlefield no? Don’t want Abel and Johnny to also be meat paste. IIRC Deep Sea covers an area about as large as a combat arena, maybe even bigger since it’s also what Makoto used to break a barrier earlier.

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  12. Yep, the Iron Hero loves planting flags. But why must it be Death Flags!?

    As expected of the Hero Killer. And presumably Caim’s derivative. Nameless side characters aren’t even speedbumps, and even named heroes like Volkh aren’t much compared to him. Considering how quickly he disabled Volkh and Abel (Lightning Hero), it’s hardly strange they got captured earlier. Biggest difference here is that Caim was a mute, while Cain talks a lot.

    That being said, it’s interesting that Cain doesn’t know about the whole ‘only one follower every ten years’ stuff. At the very least, I remember that Noah told Makoto about that (though maybe not specifically, still can’t find the passage) relatively early. Maybe Cain was told and simply didn’t listen?

    Informational flashback! Iblis has a bad case of Orcus. It’s interesting how Althena and Noah keep trying to one-up each other all the while, rivalry? And here, a direct admittance, Noah made those equipments. Also, yeah, a deity is really limited by the number of their believers, not even Althena is exempt. Immunity to anything Saint Rank or less is effectively immune to anything a normal mortal does, since Saint Rank is the highest rank they normally get. Light Hero is a standout exception in this regard.

    And there’s Undine. Not late because Makoto’s been asking for her help too often, but because she was dressing up, so yeah, add Undine to the list, and like Momo she should be around even in a thousand years.

    So, Makoto’s Spirit Arm. Presumably it takes time to activate, and further, presumably his right hand has been normal ever since he’s resurrected. Which explains why he’s not been using that earlier

    Johnny’s magic seems to be primarily Wind Arrow. Presumably why he’s Magic Archer despite the lack of bow, pretty accurate too being able to hit the gaps of that armor. The numbers helped though. And it seemed like he can see Undine? That’s interesting, I wonder what his elemental coverage are, maybe Lucy got the Great Mage from him? It certainly seem like skill aptitude is somewhat inherited.

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  13. Thanks for the chapter 😊.

    I hope this fight is longer than it should be cause I can already see Makoto overpowering Cain quickly. I also hope that Makoto tells Cain the truth that he has already achieved their goal of making Noah a revered god.

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  14. Dammit Deckel who do you think you are? Bernard from Arifureta? Always raising Death Flags…

    I can only picture Cain as Berseker Lancelot from Fate/Zero given his description of covered in black armor. Also Noah made him too OP. Giving him an entire suit of armor and a greatsword made from the same material as Makoto’s God Killer Blade. Meanwhile Cain’s equipment makes him invulnerable to any attack below Saint Rank unless it manages to go through the gaps in his armor. Anyways so Cain really is super crazy. He goes around killing all heroes with no exceptions because they serve the holy gods and then loudly goes around demanding everybody else to convert to Noah but still saying he’d chop off an arm of theirs to forgive them first. Makoto could probably inform him that Noah can only get 1 believer every 10 years and she’s limited to only 1 but Cain is too crazy so he probably wouldn’t believe it even if Makoto said he was Noah’s believer. Even if Noah explained it herself he might not believe it because he’s batshit insane from having seen Noah directly.

    Oh? Undine in a maid outfit? I demand an illustration. Anyways so looks like it’s time to add a Water Spirit to Makoto’s harem. He’s already got an erofu, a lamia, multiple humans, a vampire and a few goddesses.

    Ah so maybe Johnny is called a Magic Archer because he uses wind spirit magic to make countless arrows. Anyways I guess Makoto is gonna get his great-grandfather-in-law’s seal of approval since he’s impressed that Makoto can command Undine. Now it’s time to team-up and face Cain together. Also I wonder if Johnny is an Otherworlder since he’s carrying a katana? Maybe one of the missing people from Makoto’s class reincarnated in the past as Johnny or more likely some other random Otherworlder came to this world in the past and left descendants and Johnny is one of them. I mean Johnny seems to be half elf since he doesn’t have the hair color of a pure elf.

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  15. Thanks for the chapter!!
    Another cliff! Well whatever..
    So makoto is fighting cain it’s been bothering me for a while and I think makoto is the saviour that appear in legends not Abel.
    There is many reasons but as expected the biggest one to make me think this way is momo, when she said the first time they met that she was saved by abel and since then she was the allay of humanity.
    So i got confused and started to read the early chapters to find if there is something that can support this theory and i really found a few things:
    The biggest one of them is when makoto was talking to noel when she asked him what he will do once the great demon lord is defeated and he said that he want to clear a dungeon and that there is (someone waiting for him) she said that those were the words of the saviour Abel before he left thinking about it now it could be something makoto would say after saving the world before returning to the present time.

    There is also the words of momo when Noel asked her opinion about hurrying the northern expedition and said that ( i will only fight when there’s a chance for winning) and that those are the words of Abel and that he always said ( make all required preparations ) among other things thinking about this now these are words that makoto would say cant imagine Able to say this.

    There is also a few other things in the wood county arc but not solid leads in my opinion.

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    1. >she was saved by abel and since then she was the allay of humanity.
      That may have originally been the case. Remember that the past has already – to some extent at least – been changed. If the hero party where not captured originally (such as they fled instead), maybe they ran into the human farm and Abel saved Momo just as Makoto now did. Later on she got captured and turned vampire all the same.

      But the past has been been altered, and likely the Demon side knew to expect the attack so they laid a trap – resulting in the heroes getting captured when otherwise they may not have been. The Demon side clearly know too much in any case. The Great Demon Lord obviously knows about Abel, and obviously he should not.

      So I think what Abel originally did, Makoto ended up doing instead and ultimately Momo’s fate was (mostly) the same in the end.

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      1. If that was the case why did the author said that he worked especially hard on the scene where makoto met with the momo?

        And why was momo especially nice to makoto like telling him to set next to her or allowing him to pet her head while drinking his blood or helping him with nobles of the sun country to the pont they call makoto the lover of the great sage.

        I really understand your opinion i also think the same. The present and past are on the same line so how makoto changes the present when he first arrived to this world without going to the past is something I don’t understand, i hope the author explain this point.

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    2. My theory is that there is an original timeline, where everything originally happens, just like in the books.
      When Typhon’s side and Makoto goes to the past to interfere with history, the history changed.

      But, Makoto’s “present” is the already changed timeline

      Maybe, the original history exist, but it doesn’t lead to the future where Makoto and co gets summoned from another world

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  16. I went to bed last night, after catching up to the latest chapter (last chapter before this), and was reminiscing the stuff i’d read, when i had an epiphany on the plot. I think… THINK… I know how he returns to the present time, which I’m guessing should be an obvious development in this story. The returning to 1000 years ahead, I mean.
    As for the epiphany I had… I really wanna share it, but if it’s right, it could end up being spoilers, even though I ended up just working it out in my head…
    I’m really hoping I’m right. Also, the fact that the author Momo planned from the start, as well as that particular vampire-changing incident, truly, props to him.

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  17. From what i realize after reading weakest mage back to back from the start to current chapter:

    I really think the history of 1000 years in present era is fabricated and turns out to be fake, as if the humans 1000 years ago created that false history to prevent the future humans after the death of great demon king from knowing the truth, as if they are hiding “someone” or “something” from getting known by the humans in the future but the demons are excluded in that fabricated story especially those who made contact with that person.

    Why do i feels that makoto’s summoning is noah’s doing since the beginning, i have a huge hunch that their meeting is not a chance of noah’s passing by, as if she already knows that makoto will come in that area as if she is waiting for him to appear in there,

    After reading the vol 1 epilogue (titan god giant pov) its known that noah is the one who summoned makoto to this world, if she is the one who summoned him, there might chance that she lowers makoto’s stats to the current one before summon to prevent the holy gods from having him , thats the reason why sofia that time didnt accept makoto to be a believer of eir because of his low stats, so that noah will make him her apostle

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    1. The part about history being fake can already be seen as explicitly mentioned, because the timeline of Makoto having existed in the past seems to always have been the timeline that was seen, since Momo’s survival and future relationship with Makoto depend on the time travel (amongst other hints, like Bifrons recognizing him), while Ira promised to “fix” any minute changes to history, which could be seen as creating the exact fake-past that you mentioned.

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      1. I agree there are many hints like when Janet attacked setekh and he said that her attack are similar to the (lightning hero) he didn’t mention the ligh hero as if he never existed, also when setekh asked makoto about his name and the author skillfully turned him to stone before he said his name i bet my money this is part of his big plot.
        Also when Noel told makoto that the saviour said at the end of that ( there is someone waiting for me ) the chances of makoto saying that is high obviously.
        But i really don’t know how they created the fake history when makoto first arrived.

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    2. Eh? I don’t remember that last bit at all. Where was it stated that Noah was the one that summoned him? They only talked about Cain’s rampage and Takki’s prospects as her sole believer, right?

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  18. hopefully the Iron Survive, while he indeed Raise a deah flag. but his own child birthday that worst amongst the worst thing happening in life.
    birthday gift father’s death.

    if Makoto can be alone with Cain there is a chance that he can convince him to join side with him.

    Cain, Abel and Iblis that name really familiar. including Johnny too…

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  19. …didn’t Johnny have a huge history of multiple lovers (and children) or something? I mean, what are the odds that he was so willing to aid Makoto was not because he can get Undine to follow his orders, but because Makoto was such a natural lady killer to get Undine to wear a maid outfit?

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  20. Thanks for the chapter! ^^
    Wonder if after the fight we will finally have the explanation about the spirits calling Makoto “My king” not because Makoto asked but because Johnny asked “What the hell are you?!” and Undine respond to him?
    Most likly outcome of this fight will be Cain running away to keep a good foe at hand for later.

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  21. Minor notes:

    Looking at past chapters tells us that Momo and Anna weren’t hit on by Johnny, ever. Maybe he doesn’t appreciate loli’s.

    That Johnny and Momo seal Bifrons in the Demonic Forest, Demon Lord’s Grave.

    Savior Abel left something in the forest,
    “Don’t you know? It is said that a treasured magic tool used by Savior Abel is somewhere in the Demon Lord’s Grave. Well, if it is as the legends say, it can’t be used because of the Curse of the Immortal King though. I was thinking about selling it and getting filthy rich.” (Lucas)
    -chapter 111

    Great Sage had interest in Makoto from their first interaction, even wanting head-pats and upset that Lucy didn’t bring Makoto with her when they initially trained.

    Still, Great Sage was shocked by 200 Proficiency Makoto and his perspective change skill, so Momo never saw that stuff, I guess.

    If Momo gets Lucy’s staff from Johnny, Johnny seems to be an all round fighter or jack-of-all-trades. That he would give it to Momo, rather than his family seems odd, though. Maybe he does appreciate loli’s.

    “M-Makoto-san, that’s the Hammer of the Fierce God. It was used by a certain Hero-sama 1,000 years ago, but because of the unbelievable weight, it is a weapon that hasn’t had a user for 1,000 years.” (Leonard)
    -chapter 77 Makoto Remembers
    So Aya’s hammer is somebody’s weapon, but we may not see them as significant.

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  22. “Noah! You…used a fragment of the Former God King Chronos’s Scythe that cuts all creation?! You gave something like that to a resident of the mortal realm?! What are you thinking?!” (Althena)

    Am I the only one that thinks that the author gave us a big clue about what going to happening? I have a feeling that Chronos and his scythe will be important to the plot.

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  23. Thanks for the translation. The end of every chapter leaves me frustrated and wanting more, even though the translation is by no means slow. Even a chapter every day or two seems slow when the novel is this good.

    I’m also a bit torn over how long I want this arc to last. On the one hand like many people I miss the girls (especially our airheaded goddess) and don’t like the idea of them being away from the story. Though the author has already done one side chapter showing the present, so they might keep doing that to keep us from missing them too much? On the other hand I really don’t want this whole time travel plot line to be glossed over too quickly either. The concept is too good to half-ass, and I really want him to play a major part in defeating the great demon lord the first time round then come back to the present to do it again as the legendary unsung hero. He also has to train up Momo.
    So yea, feeling a bit torn here.

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    1. Thanks for the chapter~!

      What’s this? I left for 3 chapters and came back greeted with a cliff. How delightful.

      Maid outfitted Undine~! What a cutie it must be

      Cheat Cain is cheat, and I guess Johnny is another one of those archers with no bow. Dammit archer class

      I have a theory.

      We know that in official history, Cain were killed by Abel. Here’s the thing, we also know that some part of the history were likely untrue. With Noah having no memory of Makoto in the future, what if Cain wasn’t actually killed, but secretly allied with Makoto and goes away without interfering in Demon-Human war ever again, and waiting at the final dungeon instead?

      We know the existence of super hard dungeon that grants immortality. Due to equipment cheat Noah granted to him, he might be capable of clearing it, and waiting for Makoto’s return in the future to finally freed Noah.

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      1. “Cheat Cain is cheat, and I guess Johnny is another one of those archers with no bow. Dammit archer class”

        I got that reference~

        That’s a nice theory and I’d love it to be true. Especially if this is the cliche reverse trap in the armour, bishoujo under the helmet situation. Might be difficult to pull of though. Since they’d still have to find a way to get around the “Noa is only allowed 1 worshipper at a time rule”. If Cain is still alive in the present, then Noa wouldn’t have been able to make Makoto her apostle. Plus Cain has been driven insane by Noa’s cuteness (literally what happened) and doesn’t seem capable of a rational discussion, unable to even understand that their demand for others to convert is completely pointless. So unless Makoto finds a way to restore their sanity too? It seems unlikely.

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  24. Thanks for chap
    not gonna lie it’ll be fun if undine does cosplay everytime

    Lol he a legendary hero doing a awe inspiring battle that will reignite their will to fight.

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