WM – Chapter 237: Takatsuki Makoto explores Laberintos

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Momo, Hero Abel, and I advance on top of the underground lake of Laberintos.

By using Surface Walk and Water Dragon, we move on the water as if we were skiing.

“Master~! We are going so fast~~!!” (Momo)

Momo seems to be having fun.

“Makoto-san! There’s monsters chasing us at our back!” (Abel)

“Hm?” (Makoto)

When I look back, there certainly are Sea Serpents and Kelpis chasing us.

Looks like they want to attack us.

You are challenging me in speed? Interesting.

“Then, I will speed up. Grab on tightly, okay?” (Makoto)


I heard the two react to my words.

“Water Magic: [Water Jet].” (Makoto)

It is an original spell I made while playing around.

The next instant, an acceleration akin to a free fall attacked our bodies.

Water sprayed away like an explosion.

And then, the monsters that were chasing us from the back were pushed far behind.

Ooh, I could see a glance of the Sea Serpents and Kelpies being shocked.

“Kyaaaaaaaa!” (Momo)

“Uwaaaaaaaaaa!” (Abel)

The screams of Momo and Abel echoed at the underground lake.


“Master~, I thought I would be shaken off from that~. That was cruel!” (Momo)

“Makoto-san…there was no need to put that much speed.” (Abel)

“Ah, yeah, sorry.” (Makoto)

Momo and Hero Abel got angry at me.

We are currently at a corner of the underground lake.

There’s a giant submerged cave here.

It is a path that leads to the lower floors of Laberintos, and I haven’t gone further in on my previous adventure here.

Or more like, a Taboo Dragon showed up here.

How nostalgic.

“You two, hold my hands.” (Makoto)

“Yes, Master.” (Momo)

“Got it, Makoto-san.” (Abel)

I held the hand of the two, and used water magic.

“[Water Breathe] and [Water Dragon].” (Makoto)

We advanced through the underwater cave.

I am using Stealth to erase my presence.

I look around the pitch black cave with my Night Vision Skill.

There’s a lot of gigantic aquatic monsters.

That shadow that is around 10 meters in size…is it a shark monster?

Why is there a freshwater shark? 

There’s also a giant Sea Serpent, and I could also see a water dragon.

Let’s advance in a manner that they won’t find us.

“Uhm…Makoto-sama? Why did you suddenly want to go to the deepest floor of Laberintos?” (Momo)

“The depths of Laberintos apparently are formed mostly of Ancient Dragons. It is dangerous, you know…?” (Abel)

Momo and Hero Abel were asking me with a weak heart.

Looks like they are scared of the giant monsters in Laberintos?

“Well, you will understand once we get there.” (Makoto)

“Is that so…” (Momo)

“I see…” (Abel)

I answered vaguely. 

Of course, I wouldn’t go to a dangerous place like the deepest floor of Laberintos without any objective.

I have a clear objective.

I dug out my past memories.

It was at the time not that long after coming to this world.

At the library of the Water Temple, at the time when I was reading a whole lot of books about a variety of things.

—[Adventures of the Five Continents] -(Written By: Adventurer Uther).

A record that was written by a great adventurer more than a hundred years ago.

Since coming to this world, at the time when I was isolated from my surroundings and was studying alone, I met that book.

I liked that book quite a lot and I have read it over and over.

What was written there were the many dungeons in the world and the unexplored regions.

Of course, there was stuff about the West Continent’s biggest dungeon, Laberintos, too.

Adventures of the Five Continents: West Chapter.

This was written there. 

—The adventurer Uther arrived at Laberintos.

That’s because he wanted to have a glance of the Holy Dragon that flew the savior of the world, Abel, around the world.

1,000 years ago, Savior Abel met the white Holy Dragon at the deepest floor of Laberintos, and promised to save the world together with him.

Just as they promised, Hero Abel rode on the back of the Holy Dragon, and went off to defeat the Demon Lords.

The heart of adventurer Uther was beating in excitement in anticipation to the meeting of the legendary Holy Dragon.

Meeting the legendary dragon! 

But the Holy Dragon wasn’t at the deepest floor of Laberintos…

Just like Savior Abel, the legendary Holy Dragon also left somewhere.

That’s what was written.

If this is correct, even if I were to explore Laberintos in my time, I wouldn’t have been able to meet the Holy Dragon.

But right now I am in the past.

There’s no doubt the legendary Holy Dragon is here.

And there’s the Light Hero Abel by my side.

I am sure he will lend us his strength! 

Also…the only method of transportation in this era is by foot. 

Honestly speaking, it would be rough to always travel on foot.

I want to secure our ‘legs’ as soon as possible.

That’s my objective.

This is obvious, but I can’t explain it to Momo and Hero Abel.

I haven’t revealed to them that I came from the future after all.

By the way, the adventurer Uther-san has challenged the Deep Sea Temple too. 

Or more like, he has challenged all the 3 Last Dungeons that exist in the world.

This is what was written about the Deep Sea Temple.

The Adventurer Uther challenged the Deep Sea Temple………it was impossible. Lets just give up.

Why, Uther-san?

At least try a bit more.

One of the reasons why the Deep Sea Temple isn’t popular is no doubt because of the record of the Adventurer Uther.

At the time when I read this, I thought I should skip the Deep Sea Temple.

While I was remembering this, I slowly went deeper into Laberintos.

The underwater cave is long and dark.

I thought it would continue on forever, but the end arrived suddenly.

We arrived at a dead end of the underwater cave.

“…This is…the path ends here.” (Makoto)

Looks like this route was not the right one.

“Doesn’t look like we can advance any further.” (Abel)

Hero Abel seems to share the same opinion as me.

This is a shame, but it seems like our adventure this time ends here.

Let’s turn back…

The moment I thought this…

“Uhm, Master…isn’t there something there?” (Momo)

“Hm?” (Makoto)

Momo held my hand and pointed at a corner of the cave.

Even when using Night Vision, I couldn’t see that place well.

I used water magic to slowly head to where Momo pointed at.

There was a teleportation magic circle there. 

“Nice job finding this, Momo.” (Makoto)

“I didn’t notice at all too.” (Abel)

Hero Abel and I were surprised.

“Ehehe, my eyes seem to have gotten better once I became a vampire.” (Momo)

An embarrassed smile showed up on Momo.

I carefully investigate the teleportation magic circle.

“Looks like it won’t be sending us to a place too far away. In terms of distance, is it teleporting us to the core floor…?” (Makoto)

“Makoto-san…it is better to not carelessly teleport.” (Abel)

“This is most likely a natural teleportation magic circle that was made by the dungeon. It should be okay.” (Makoto)

The dungeon creates magic circles at dead ends in order to invite adventurers deeper in.

This is the first time I see one though.

It really feels like we are exploring a dungeon! 

I am getting excited! 

“Can we go?” (Makoto)

When I asked in excitement, Hero Abel and Momo looked at each other.

“Well, if Makoto-san says so, I will follow…” (Abel)

“The words of Master are absolute!” (Momo)

The two are obedient.

I don’t mind them objecting though…

Well, I will be pushing my will here then.

I stood on top of the magic circle while holding both of their hands.

The next moment, the teleport activated.


The place the teleport warped us to was not in water.

There was faint light here and there in this giant cave.

Looking at what the light was, I noticed that those were magic crystals of high density.

This place is…

The Core Floor of Laberintos. There’s Star Veins flowing closeby. 

Because of that, there were giant magic crystals around because of the mana of the Star Veins.

If we were to sell that, it could get us enough money to last a lifetime, but is there enough worth to do that? 

The Core Floor of Laberintos is called the Nest of Dragons, and there’s even Ancient Dragons living there.

There’s no assurance that you will return alive. (Reference: Adventures of the Five Continents. West Chapter)

This is the Core Floor of Laberintos.

There’s fortunately no monsters at sight.

But well, thanks to Detection I can tell that there’s the presence of fierce monsters deep in the cave.

“Abel-san, Momo, let’s rest here for now.” (Makoto)

“O-Okay… Makoto-san, where’s this place…?” (Abel)

“The Core Floor of Laberintos. There should be strong monsters deeper in.” (Makoto)

“Is it okay for you to not be taking a break, Makoto-sama…?” (Momo)

“We will take breaks in shifts. You rest first, Momo.” (Makoto)

“Understood.” (Momo)

Momo nodded with a serious expression.

I dried the clothes of the two.

After that, we had a simple meal of bread and ham.

Hero Abel and Momo wrapped themselves around the blankets they had brought and laid down.

It didn’t take long to hear their steady breaths.

I keep watch while the two are resting.

The inside of the dungeon was quiet.

The magic crystals were faintly illuminating the dark cave.

“Lucy, I have reached the Core Floor of Laberintos.” (Makoto)

I muttered in a low voice.

We returned after reaching the mid floor. It feels like it was such a long time ago.

Wonder what Lucy and Sa-san are doing right now? …When I thought that, I noticed. 

They are both 1,000 years in the future. 

They haven’t even been born.

…Lets train.

I trained sun magic and destiny magic.

While I was training, I thought about what to do from now on.

The Core Floor of Laberintos… We arrived here more easily than I thought.

I was thinking about exploring it several times.

I didn’t bring much food.

Let’s advance as far as we can get tomorrow and return…that’s what I was thinking.

At that moment, the air shook.

“XXXXXX,XXXXX? (Our King, you seem bored. I can serve as your talk partner, you know?)” (Undine)

“Undine…?” (Makoto)

A beautiful girl with blue skin sat by my side.

I didn’t call her, but she came herself.

That’s great. 

It is true that I was getting bored.

Also, I had something to ask her.

“Hey, Undine, why am I a King?” (Makoto)

She smiled at my question.

“That’s because you will one day become Our King. I can tell that…” (Undine)

Undine says with a spellbound expression.

One day, huh.

Is she talking about the time when I fought Alexander and became a Spirit myself?

The Goddess told me that that’s called a Spirit King.

Also, because of the Restriction of Noah-sama, I can’t become a Spirit King ever again.

I did try it after I came to the past.

I could turn my right arm into a Spirit, but when I try to turn my whole body, I lose consciousness.

Looks like even when I am not a believer of Noah-sama anymore, the Soul Restriction is still there.

I look at the smiling Undine.

This girl is looking forward to me turning into a Spirit King.

But I can’t do that anymore.

It feels as if I am deceiving her and it bothered me.

At the moment when I was feeling a hard to describe feeling…

“By the way…Our King, I have a request…” (Undine)

Undine wrapped her arms around mine hesitantly.

Her body is obviously made of water, but that body formed of massive amounts of mana was warm as if she had body temperature.

“W-What is it?” (Makoto)

Undine’s request…

What in the world is she going to make me do?

“Can you call me by my name…?” 

“Call you by your name?” (Makoto)

“Yes, that’s right…” 

“Uhm, then…can you please tell me your name?” (Makoto)

I was relieved. So it is just that.

“I don’t have a name.” 

“……Huh?” (Makoto)

I don’t understand.

As if picking up my question, Undine continued speaking.

“Our King, please give me a name…” 

“Me…?” (Makoto)

Uhm…so me calling her by her name was her telling me to give her a name and calling her with that, huh.

I see.

I can’t become a Spirit King anymore, but I can do at least that. 

This is a request from Undine who has saved me several times already.

There’s no reason for me to refuse.

But even if you tell me this all of a sudden, I can’t think up something immediately.

“Name… Name, huh… That’s difficult.” (Makoto)

“If it is a name Our King gives me, I am fine with any name.” 

“Even if you tell me that…” (Makoto)

The Great Water Spirit was looking at me with sparkling eyes.

A name for Undine… Hmmm…

Aquamarine…? No.

I can’t give her such a sparkly name…

Lets see…

“Then, I will take the D of Undine, and since we believe in the Titan God Noah-sama…I will borrow the A of Noah-sama…” (Makoto)

Is this too much of an honor?…is what I thought for an instant, but it is Noah-sama we are talking about here, she would just smile and say ‘I don’t mind the small stuff’ and give me permission.

Our Goddess-sama is tolerant.

“I have decided.” (Makoto)


“Your name will be…” (Makoto)


“Dia. How’s that?” (Makoto)

When I say this, Undine made a shocked expression.

Eh? Does she not like it?

“…Dia…Dia…Dia… What a splendid name!” (Dia)

I am glad to see that it is not like she doesn’t like it.

At that moment, the body of Undine suddenly shone.

“Eh?” (Makoto)

A fearsome amount of mana gathers around Undine…no, Dia.

Laberintos shook heavily as if reacting to this.

The mana overflowing from Dia was making the ground, walls, and air freeze.

Wait, this is bad!

“S-Stop! Stop, Dia!” (Makoto)

“Ah, yes. I am sorry, Our King… I was so happy I couldn’t hold back.” (Dia)


Undine lowered her head over and over.

I looked at the floor that had been frozen as far as the eye could see.

Looks like it turned like this just because Dia got happy. 

…I might have done something outrageous here.

Response to comments:

I will write about the setting of the lifespan that was asked about a while ago. I didn’t explain it properly. 

Humans – around 100 years.

Elves – around 300 to 500 years.

Dwarves – around 200 to 300 years.

As for monsters and demons, it depends on the individual.

Races have their own upper limits for their lifespan.

No matter how much Makoto ‘contributes’, he won’t be able to go over the upper limit of his race. It is impossible to live over 1,000 years! By the way, the lifespan of Gods is Eternal.

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178 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 237: Takatsuki Makoto explores Laberintos

    1. “Kyaaaaaaaa!” (Momo)
      “Uwaaaaaaaaaa!” (Abel)
      The screams of Momo and Abel echoed at the underground lake.
      It makes me remember the first goblin extermination with Lucy. How nostalgic.

      “Well, if Makoto-san says so, I will follow…” (Abel)
      “The words of Master are absolute!” (Momo)
      The two are obedient.
      They really trust Makoto… Momo, the words you said just now are dangerous. If Makoto is asking to do some lewd stuff with him, will you agree ?

      …I might have done something outrageous here.
      Is he aware of the outrageousness of his actions now ?

      Undine wrapped her arms around mine hesitantly.
      Her body is obviously made of water, but that body formed of massive amounts of mana was warm as if she had body temperature.
      You should learn how to say no to a Water Spirit ! Even if they approach you with a cute expression, you should refuse !

      1. “If Makoto is asking to do some lewd stuff with him, will you agree ?”
        Well, considering Momo herself already made such an offer once before…

      2. “If Makoto is asking to do some lewd stuff with him, will you agree ?”
        Um, she already offered. She would say yes in a heartbeat, the other reason she doesn’t go on the initiative is because Makoto would say she’s too young.

  1. 1 more chapter and we get to see, authors lot twist.

    Dia, new harem member, I suppose? 🤔 What do think guys dia being new member of makotos harem?

    1. I don’t know ma dude I thought that the undine he summon everytime was different , I mean there are many of them but maybe all of them are only one.

        1. It’s kinda weird then…. Because they call Makoto King ,if all are the same the water king is the same don’t you think?

          1. Idk probably the gods make the kings so they can use it easily( a spirit leader/terminal) like how the holy gods called spirit king as titan god’s weapon which one they should never mess with cause they are same as nature disaster itself.

      1. I thought there was only one Undine. I like the idea of Just_random_Rei that there are multiple but it’s like each is an incarnation of Undine and she can be anywhere/everywhere but it’s still her.

        1. That’s what I thought but in previous chapters we saw a bunch of them in the same place, that was I was wondering if was the same undine or a different.

      2. Well there are multiple, but it’s not ‘an Undine’ it’s just ‘Undine’. Like she could probably have 5 of her out and have them do different things but they would still all be her.

        Or maybe not, i already forgot, well probably find out in detail.

      1. I think he just hinted us about the possibility.
        Gods life is eternal.
        Also makoto is part spirit so he isn’t 100% human.
        And if he manages to reach proficiency level 1000 something might happen.

        1. That’s possible. Also, author noted “It is impossible to live over 1000 years!” but as we know, “impossible” is not in Makoto’s dictionary

    1. I assume that once one becomes a god or something equivalent then they can probably bestow immortality on people they like. I mean Jupiter has 1000 wives and I doubt all of them are goddesses. Most of them are probably mortals he took a fancy to and granted them immortality so they can stay together forever.

    2. I mean as an ex-spirit king and and using of time (destiny) spirits, not to mention that his current physical body was created by a god, it wouldn’t surprise me if he had a much longer lifespan than expected. especially considering all the accidents the gods seem to create.

    3. Average lifespan. Add there Summoned’ lifespan gain by doing good deeds, and Sa artificial spell of Eir. Last one is 10y per DL aide, and as there are at least 10 DLs alive we have 7×6(average)x10y, that’s already 420y. If we add DL sacrifice, let’s say x10 of Aide’s gain, we will have our 1000y, with some tips left for Selfdestruction-tier spell boost.

      1. I think you don’t exceed the average.

        The “average” sounds like it is the average limit for an individual’s lifespan based on race.
        Makoto starts with 10 years, accumulates years, and it caps at around the average limit.

      2. The question is the upper limit is some sort of a cap on that contribution system. If he has a way to store that self destruction mana he surely can save up 1000 years worth of it. But not the actual lifespan

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    1. Well it’ll probably be like the clichés

      Dragon: How dare a measly human dare to use me as a ride
      Makoto: Just shut up and follow us
      *SFX fighting
      Dragon: I’ll just following you cause the demon lord is a nuisance and I’m bored in here it’s not because you are stronger than me or something

    2. Considering that Abel seemed so hesitant to even go to the bottom of Laberintos, how exactly will it even play out “naturally”? Waiting for the Holy Dragon to come out of there offering alliance sounds all well and good, but relying on others to make the first step is kinda dubious. Being proactive shouldn’t hurt if the other side already has the intention to help anyways.

      1. Wonder if HolyDragon-chan now is trapped somewhere in the ice. They will thaw poor reptile. This not-obvious threat is enough to make dragon obediently be their mount. Add there Abel’s Light aptitude, supposedly pleasant to Holy creature… Stick and carrot

      2. A non-spoiler answer would be… consider a very recent event that would have played out very different without Makoto there. You can probably imagine the rest more or less.

          1. No no no… that’s beyond a massive stretch to call that anything like a spoiler. I can’t accept that premise at all. In that case everything is a spoiler, and nothing is. You’re throwing out the meaning, intent, and effect of the word and it just means nothing like that.

            You had a question, and I answered it WITHOUT spoiling anything. What I’m doing is no different than anyone else telling you to read a few past chapters – hell I didn’t even tell you what chapters. There you can find speculation fuel and nothing more. No new information you didn’t already have. Just that sometimes re-reading you see things or think of things you didn’t the first time. I’m telling you to re-read with your question in mind. You *may* get an idea but no guarantee it is the right idea. Thus, you can only speculate. Judging by your post, you may have already formed an idea, but is it correct? Are you sure? If you’re taking my having read ahead as confirmation/denial of YOUR idea, that would be a mistake. I said no such thing, and I won’t.

            The problem behind (actual) spoilers is that they ruin the fun of speculation, or at least limit it by introducing information you shouldn’t have yet. And you see I’ve done the opposite. Telling you to re-read some recent stuff, to speculate upon. To see a wider set of possibilities, by re-reading.

  3. “Makoto […] won’t be able to go over the upper limit of his race. […] By the way, the lifespan of Gods is Eternal.”

    The author’s comment really makes it sound like he plans to turn Makoto into a God by the end…

  4. “Your name will be…” (Makoto)


    “Dia. How’s that?” (Makoto)

    When I say this, Undine made a shocked expression.

    Eh? Does she not like it?

    “…Dia…Dia…Dia… What a splendid name!” (Dia)

    I am glad to see that it is not like she doesn’t like it.

    At that moment, the body of Undine suddenly shone.

    “Eh?” (Makoto)

    A fearsome amount of mana gathers around Undine…no, Dia.

    Laberintos shook heavily as if reacting to this.

    The mana overflowing from Dia was making the ground, walls, and air freeze.

    Wait, this is bad!

    “S-Stop! Stop, Dia!” (Makoto)

    “Ah, yes. I am sorry, Our King… I was so happy I couldn’t hold back.” (Dia)


    Undine lowered her head over and over.

    I looked at the floor that had been frozen as far as the eye could see.

    Looks like it turned like this just because Dia got happy.

    …I might have done something outrageous here.

    This is like the naming of monster in tensura where the monster evolved after getting a name for themselves.
    I wonder how will undi…. , Dia will come out. Will she(?) become something like high spirit or greater spirit ? I can’t wait.

    Makoto ways of thinking always makes me suprise what’s that about I can’t find the holy dragon in the future so how about meeting it while I’m here (in the past).

    Lastly , I really curious about the adventurer who record the adventure through the three last dungeons. Would Makoto meet him eventually?

    1. That’s what I thought at first but “Looks like it turned like this just because Dia got happy.” she just lost control of her emotions and started leaking mana, Happens to powerful pure-mana beings.

  5. This is what was written about the Deep Sea Temple.
    —The Adventurer Uther challenged the Deep Sea Temple………it was impossible. Lets just give up.

    LOL atleast give Respect for this guy who dared to challenge it. I wonder just how strong is the sacred beast who guard the water temple. Can makoto fight it?

    “I have decided.” (Makoto)
    “Your name will be…” (Makoto)
    “Dia. How’s that?” (Makoto)
    “…Dia…Dia…Dia… What a splendid name!” (Dia)

    I thought he will give her more cute name but i also think Dia is fine. Well done makoto. Now he can make her to enter his harem (Can he even make a child with spirit?)

    Also that’s some nice info there author-san. So No matters how many sacrifice or contribution he does he wont get long lifespan? Now how will he go back to the present? Maybe he will turn himself into deepfreeze state?

      1. There’s many stories that use that kind theories (Well it also seems unrealistic for me but maybe it works). About the other way i’m still unsure about it. Ira mentioned that the only way to get back to the present is to use time travel magic but it need a huge amount of magical energy. Unless makoto mastered time spirit magic himself and ask for the spirit in the world to handle the magical consumption i dont think he can comeback to the present without waiting for 100 years

    1. I think of some possibilities.
      1. Use the Spirits of Time to stop his own time. Sending Makoto to the past required the Destiny Goddess to chant, so travelling to the future might be too difficult.
      2. Gaining immortality. There is a dungeon called the Zenith Tower and it is said that you clear it, you can become immortality. (chapter 10)
      3. Becoming something like a God with the skill [Change], prolonging his lifespan as a result.

      1. Hmm i still doubt that stoping your own time can effect your lifespan (well LOL i mentioned this in my comment earlier but i take that back since im still unsure about it). Number 2 is the most realistic ways for me (ah yes i forgot about this). About Number 3, can he even become a god? I dont think he can do that easily. Unless the gods themself Grant divinity to him, at best probably he can become a Demi God (this one still broken to me though)

        1. It makes me wonder, what is the lifespan of a Demi God ?
          Well, Makoto must return to the Salvation Era and will definitely return. However, we are not sure how he will able to return. We can only speculate for now.

      2. There’s also the question if cryosleep can work at all. Basically, does suspended animation also suspend lifespan? If it does, the Cryosleep Coffin theory might be the way to go. If it doesn’t, then the Cryosleep Coffin theory is immediately disproved.

      3. I didn’t think about becoming a God using the same skill he used to become a Spirit, good thinking. But spirits were used in the God Wars, so if Makoto get’s his Destiny Magic proficiency close to where his Water Magic was when he turned Spirit King I think he could send himself to the future without something convoluted like stopping his time. But the time stop idea has merit, because we know Makoto’s been gone for several months already, and time jumping he could have just repeat jumped until he got it just right. Also I recall someone saying Great Sage-sama had a coffic that she didn’t want Makoto to look at, so if he did stop his time, he could be in their.

    2. Remember Time Spirits? Noah showed them off and Makoto has Destiny Magic which I’m pretty sure is related to Time Magic.

    3. Who says he has to return alive? All he has to do is perfectly preserve his body and a certain Holy Maiden can revive her knight in the future.

      There’s a lot of methods, so I am very curious which one the author will settle on.

  6. I’m more interested in the author’s afterword. Since elves live up to 500 years, what is the age of Lucy’s grandfather? Was he born after the battle of the Great Demon Lord?

    Nice naming sense too Makoto! Dia sounds nice. I’m certain the she remembers him in the future which is why she helped her back then in Symphonia.

    1. Undine was hanging around makoto even before that.
      Or at least I remember him hearing the fufufu a couple of times before. It was theorized to be undine’s but it might have been a spoilers from someone

    2. I think that Wolt is probably very close to the limit of an elf lifespan and he must be one the youngest children of Johnny.
      Wolt must have been born at about year 500 of the Salvation Era in order to be alive at year 1,001 of the Salvation Era. It means that Johnny was about 500+ years old at the very least when he had Wolt. Still, you need to stretch the numbers quite a bit.

      Johnny is not a pure-blooded elf because he has bronze hair, so I think that he must have a longer lifespan that a normal elf in order to make children even at a very advanced age.

        1. Maybe it’s related to the East Continent. It was mentioned once and they said that the countries were fighting for hegemony.

  7. i really wanna see something like “i’m the water country designated hero send from a thousand years into the future to save hero abel by the orders of the holy gods, the apostle of the titan god noah”

  8. Thanks for the chapter.

    If dragons can transform, what if the Holy Dragon’s real identity is Anna the Sacred Maiden? It would be like Gilthanis and Silvara from Dragonlance.

    Just speculating, haven’t read ahead.

    1. That’s a nice theory!
      I don’t know if she is Anna but I’m almost sure it’s gonna be a she dragon, falling for our hairehead gigolo 😏

  9. As a spirit or Great Spirit, wouldn’t Undine/Dia recognize Makoto wherever and whenever? This chapter was too cool. No pun intended.

  10. “By the way, the lifespan of Gods is Eternal.”
    Mentioning that right after talking about Makoto’s lifespan sounds like a hint.

  11. Thanks for the uploads as always!

    Wait that afterword….. Why does that feel like a flag? Think about it.

    No matter how much Makoto ‘contributes’, he won’t be able to go over the upper limit of his race. It is impossible to live over 1,000 years! By the way, the lifespan of Gods is Eternal.

    So that idea of a race change was brought up by the great sage, but what if it’s neither undead nor spirit he becomes? I can’t help but feel the last line about gods having eternal life was something implicit. My foreshadow senses are tingling °/,\°

  12. Journey To The West.

    They went to secure the horse.
    Makoto is the monk because he always meditate?? But the one riding the horse is Abel.
    So Makoto is the Monkey King?

  13. “BTW lifetime of gods is eternal.”

    Is it just me or author-san is foreshadowing Makoto’s ascension?

    Or will he really just end this novel with makoto dying in the past? God damn it! mah haato.

    Thanks for the chapter.

  14. I have a guess why Undine(Dia) is emotionless in the present, it’s because Makoto isn’t calling her by her name and is pouting but still helps until Makoto remembers and say her name in the present.

      1. “Momo, let’s train! I see that you’ve been neglecting your proficiency that hasn’t gone up much after a thousand years. I expected to see your proficiency reach 999 in the future so I’ll train you myself.” (Makoto)

        “What the hell are you saying Spirit User kun?!” (Great Sage)

        “Who’s Momo?” (Sakurai)

        “Was that the real name of Great Sage?” (Lucy)

        “Great Sage’s name sounds so cute!” (Sa-san)

        Something along those lines? I can see Makoto messing things up that way.

  15. Whenever a word from other languae is added as the name of something important in a history I’m happy, specially if is spanish, in spanish Dia mean day. I wonder if the i from Dia come for something else like the d and a.

    1. Dia in ancient Greek can also mean “heavenly”, “divine” or “she who belongs to Zeus”. Well Makoto might as well take the role of Zeus given how big his harem is getting…

      There’s also the ancient Latin word Dea which might be what Makoto was basing Dia’s name on which means “goddess”.

  16. Thanks for the chapter 😀
    She’ll be super jazzed when you’re the first person to use her name again 1,000 years from now

    1. Then remember the context of the original phrase : Dio stole the first kiss of JoJo’s GF.

      Imagine if the phrase you mentioned was said in context of popping Makoto’s cherry. Cue civil war.

  17. Hmm I wonder if Dia is still a water spirit now or has she changed into something else, and if she is indeed still a water spirit then is she the same Undine as the one makoto asked for help in the future? I’m interested to see where this goes

  18. Max lifespan for human is 100 years huh? Why does that sounds to me more like challenge than rule? Let’s break past limits and let makoto live for eternity

  19. – in response to the comment
    But, but…with Makoto’s water proficiency over 1000 and with his ability with LIght and Destiny Magic, there’s a possibility he’ll put himself in cryostatic and sleep for 1000 years, until the Great Sage wake him up at the right time.

    1. Dia’s addition to the cast helps that theory further along. Still remember Makoto’s fridge? Using the power of regular spirits, Makoto can make ice that doesn’t melt for a year. I imagine using an Undine’s power can easily keep an ice unmelting for a thousand years.

    2. Maybe, but I still prefer the Time Spirit theory, either warping him to the future or using Time Stop without worrying about thawing from Cryostasis. Less risky imo, and why else did Noah tease Time Spirits and Ira give him Destiny Magic?

      1. I also like that theory, but it seems it will require a lot of mana. Probably close to the God level. Even Ira only able to do that time warping for once. He will use time spirit, but he probably use it for something else, once he has higher Destiny Magic Proficiency.

  20. Thank you kami-sama.

    Hes definently still using charm.
    I’ll list out a couple theiries about possible future events from me and other people here

    Abel is gay.
    Abel is a girl.
    Abel is Anna in disguise.
    Anna falls for Mako-kun.
    Holy dragon falls for Mako-kun.
    Female holy dragon falls for Mako-kun.
    Abel and Holy dragon follow Mako-kun to the future. Thats why it says they left somewhere.

  21. Aww, we wont see Lucy’ grandaunts making a move of Makoto when he comes back to his time. Unless Momi did something to them. She did survive for 1000 years.
    I assume
    Vampires – more than 1000 years
    Spirits – more that 1000 years
    Dragons – more thna 1000 years

  22. I still think Lucy and Sa-san are going to find Makoto frozen in Laberintos in the present. He might use Dia for that.

  23. Thanks for the chapter ☺️.
    Not gonna lie, i was stumped on how Dia came to be even with Makoto’s thought process being shown lol.
    Then i remembered that Makoto was working with katakana and not the letters themselves. So initially, i thought Dia is pronounced as da-ya like in diamond but it was actually di-ya.

  24. Makoto using Water Dragon willy nilly. Is it because of using Spirit Magic, or is it because having preexisting water makes it much easier? In any case, with so much water to use, Makoto is in his element.

    And the book’s title…, I wonder how much information exist for the Demon Continent. That part about the Deep Sea Temple though…, 🤣

    Now Momo refers to Makoto as Master, so if Makoto were to come back and complain about the whole “didn’t meet Spirit User-kun” thing, she can say she met Master, not Spirit User-kun.

    I wonder how he trains his Sun Magic and Destiny Magic. Making butterfly out of light? What about the Destiny Magic though?

    I wonder how Dia can tell about the whole “can one day become Our King” thing. Because if she was talking about Spirit King, wasn’t all that was required a sacrificial magic by a follower of the Titan Gods? Also, I wonder where Dia is in the future, especially since there are multiple Undines.

    And when she’s happy she freezes the surrounding…. At least when Makoto inevitably synchronizes with her he’d be able to direct what gets frozen.

    1. Now Momo refers to Makoto as Master, so if Makoto were to come back and complain about the whole “didn’t meet Spirit User-kun” thing, she can say she met Master, not Spirit User-kun.

      That’s basically fraud.

      1. I know it’s prolly a joke but….

        If it really were brought to a court of law, say in Highland? Then Makoto being her mentor would likely be known, at least to the higher ups. At that point, Makoto is at least of equal standing with her, who got equated to a god in Highland. The whole court would probably just dogeza, tearfully begging the two not to involve regular mortal into the affair of gods.

  25. Ooooh. Unlocking the mount. Okay, that’s fair. Also, I didn’t think about this, but Sa-san and Lucy are clearing Laberintos in the present day too. This is a good chance for Takki to leave a message for them or something.

    My god, Momo was so adorable back in the day. I want to spoil her rotten.
    Abel is starry-eyed, but I’m still not seeing where people are getting the idea that he’s actually a girl from. He’s Sakurai-ing, as far as I’m concerned, and that’s already enough to be part of the harem.

    Dia…senses that he’ll be a Spirit King one day, huh? I wonder if she only has this much emotion thanks to the faltered influence of the new gods, or if it’s because he’s gotten closer to Spirit King status since we’d last seen him and she’ll be like this in the present day too. Either way, she’s cute.

    Anyway, I’m sure giving her a name won’t have crazy repercussions or anything. Definitely not.

  26. I mean she’s not wrong when she says he will become their king. He will; In a around a thousand years.
    Now if the dragon went missing with Abel then there’s a chance it time-skips or whatever with Makoto. I’m not going to bee the tiniest bit surprised if Makoto adds a holy dragon to his harem. Deregons are such a trope.

    I guess the other way to travel to the future would be to die and reincarnate? I mean, that’s how they got to this world originally right? Froze to death and got reconstructed. Is it that you can’t live more than 100 or so years before you need your memories scrubbed or something? Otherwise you could just endlessly reincarnate.

  27. Oh so Makoto is training his sun and destiny magic proficiencies too. I figured he’d be too absorbed in training his water magic proficiency to finally reach 1000.

    Ancient Dragons? And one was the mount of Abel? I’m calling it now, that Ancient Holy Dragon is gonna have a human form that will be female and probably somehow also join Makoto’s harem. I mean if it turns out that the Dragon King Astaroth that’s a Demon Lord doesn’t turn into a dragon loli then maybe this holy dragon will instead.

    Undine’s name is now Dia. Good thing Makoto used the “A” from Noah’s name instead of the “O” to make it Dio >.>

    So will this follow Tensura rules and by naming Undine, she becomes stronger and evolves? Anyways with a name now, Dia is definitely joining the harem. Good going Makoto you Airheaded Gigolo. The rest of his harem in the future were right to worry.

    Oh so there is an upper limit to lifespans. I was wondering if Makoto couldn’t just use the Sacrificial Offering on like a Demon Lord to stock up on lifespan to last for 1000 years. Luckily gods have infinite lifespans. Makoto could just become a god or a Spirit King. We know that Spirit Kings probably have infinite lifespans because of Alex’s appraisal which listed it as unknown. Even if Makoto doesn’t change race, there’s other ways he could return to the present. They just mentioned crystals of high density mana because of something called Star Veins. Makoto could probably seal himself in one to enter stasis. I mean that’s a staple in a lot of RPGs right? A person being trapped inside a crystal which keeps them from aging and they’re usually from some ancient past.

    1. Time Spirits for Stasis or to Warp back to the future, Noah showed they existed and Makoto got the related magic skill IN THE SAME CHAPTER, no need for any of these convoluted solutions like cryostasis or crystal stasis.

      1. I think the opposite. Time travel is exceedingly complex which is why Ira was forced to chant a long incantation in order to send Makoto back in time despite being a goddess. Then there’s the fact that Makoto would probably need extremely high magic proficiency with destiny magic to do it and Makoto probably wouldn’t be able to reach that quickly. It took Makoto years to train up his water magic proficiency and even if he tries to sync with time spirits, it would lower his proficiency with them. Remember when he synced with Lucy to use fire spirits, he said it felt like his proficiency dropped like 100 levels? If Makoto needs 1000+ destiny magic proficiency to use time spirits to go back to the future then using his water proficiency as a substitute then it would automatically drop by 100 levels so he wouldn’t reach the required proficiency to pull it off. I’m not saying that he can’t do it at all but that it’s probably unfeasible for him currently and it would just be easier to go for cryo/crystal stasis.

  28. Thanks for the chapter~!

    Journey to get the flying mount. Reminds me of the experience getting Azure Drake back then in WOW. Or that goddamn phoenix. Damn phoenix.

    I see you people have already bet for cliches “Subdued into subordinate” or “Dragon girl humanoid form”. Would be fun if we ever sees either the preparation for fighting Iblis in the future, or in it’s final stage, Momo reveals that it turns out some of the original demon king slayer party members still survived and joined the final battle, then having Makoto arrived at the climax to smite Iblis back into oblivion for the second time.

    Also incoming new harem member, The Undine Dia.
    She always gets wet (*slaps)
    Is she the one who helps Makoto in the highland before? Still an unanswered question.

    New info for lifespans, one of the frequently asked questions. And nonchalant remarks that can be construed as foreshadowing. I still lean on the “Makoto is going to ascend to something like divinity while discovering some loop that makes him able to stay in the mortal realm” rather than “Makoto is going into cryo chamber” theory.

    1. I’m betting on Time Spirit stasis or warp to the future, but Ascension is a close second. Either way, Makoto HAS to ascend, it just wouldn’t be right if he didn’t

  29. My RPG gamer heart was always switched on whenever Makoto makes an adventure like this.
    I really hope this series becomes a JRPG

  30. Thanks for the chapter!!!
    I think author really plans to turn Makoto into a Titan God or he will become Spirit King but for all of the spirits (Spirit Emperor or something). But what I’m curious about is what will happen after defeating Great Demon Lord. Because at that point I wish that he will have all elementary rank spells (or was it attributes unlocked and he will go into hiding to train or maybe he will meet Noah-sama in the Deep Sea Temple. Who knows it’s Makoto after all.

    1. There’s still the devil gods like Typhon. Iblis is only Typhon’s Apostle. Though I’m hoping that he’ll eventually have to deal with Outer Gods.

  31. Thank you for the chapter…
    while as long as he is Human his life span won’t exceed 100, right?
    but it will different if he is Spirit or Demi God (Human who ascend Godhood).

    Also I wondering is there Advance Race in Here like, Hi-Elves, Elder Dwaft and Hi-Human, Ect

  32. Hmm since there’s a 100 year limit for humans…then I guess for Makoto to return to the future he has to either:
    – Change his race to spirit, if he can somehow find a loophole to the restriction.
    – Freeze and seal himself for a 1000 years?
    -Time traveling…maybe.

  33. Yaaaay!! Thanks for the chapter!!
    Can spirits also see the future? Because like makoto said, that maybe because of their future fight with alex that they call him king. Hmmm?

  34. Thanks for the chapter!
    I’m a bit sad I’m reading those in the morning at the moment, because there are a lot of comments already and everything I thought reading the chapter is already laid out by someone else in the comment section, sigh!
    Nice work you people!

  35. Thanks for the chapter.

    If someone posted a answer to comment of the author from a late chapter that doesn’t directly spoil the plot, does it count as a spoiler ?
    (for example, I posted the one about lifespan about an hundred chapters ago thinking it wasn’t, so I would like a confirmation)

  36. Is it me or Makoto just made an another pact?
    Soul- Noah
    Word- Furaie
    Blood- Momo
    Body- Lucy(temp)
    Life-( )
    Or did he made Dia his familiar/contracted spirit?

  37. A revelation is near… I fkin couldn’t stop my curiosity and peek a lil bit ahead( though I didn’t read it whole like a short sentence of that chap cause i was curious about the °°° of the title ) …. Ughhh but i must say i expected it quite a bit … Does this count as a spoiler?…

  38. Thanks for the translation!

    I’m bettting the name will still count in the present when he gets back. Now it’ll probably be easier to call on the power of Undine without her flaking on him I hope.
    Things are coming along well. I’m betting winning over the Holy Dragon will end up being Makoto’s role with Abel given the credit by history again~

  39. I really wonder if Makoto is being seen as only the “The Water Spirit King” from Dia or probably as the King of all Spirits?

    After all, Dia has only said “our King”, and we don’t know to who Dia is refering to when she says “our”, it could only be the water spirits, but at the same time it could be on a much grander scale.

    This really hypes me up.

  40. I forgot if I has comment before…
    since this my 2nd round..

    Since Race has Upper Limit Lifespan than there is a chance Makoto Do Time Travel again. since now he as destiny magic he might just ask help from time spirit.
    it is also possible for him to become pseduo Immortal by rejuvenate himself with destiny magic (spirit again).

    Also what i’m confused is if he become king of spirit will he become king of water spirit or all spirit.(since this cruical for plot)

  41. Thanks for chap
    ….outrageous….. Ya think? Everything mc has done so far is outrageous

    Seeing her surprise maybe noah also calls her that? Btw then what is ‘undine’ then her name/species?

    Wait so mc won’t be able to live as long as noah…. Then just become a god and make your harem gods too.

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