WM – Chapter 250: Takatsuki Makoto leaves the Moon Country

Ascraeus Sacred Mountain. 

The Sun Temple that’s located at the summit.

I have heard about it before.

It is one of the Goddess’s sacred grounds of the Sun Country of Highland.

The first Pope that was the Holy Maiden Anna, after the world became peaceful, it was said that she prayed there to the Goddess so that the peace would continue for a thousand years. 

If I remember correctly, Princess Noel had to do training there and managed to become a Holy Maiden, or something like that. 

(…But in the original history, it is not a place we would be going at this time.) (Makoto)

It is not written in the picture book of the Legend of Hero Abel, and it is different from the story I heard in the Water Temple. 

In other words, this is the original story of the Destiny Goddess.

…Is this going to be okay? 

I was a bit uneasy, but when I looked at my comrades…

“Got it, Destiny Oracle-sama!” (Abel)

“If that’s the guidance of the Destiny Goddess-sama…” (Mel)

“Sacred mountain… Sounds like an amazing place, right, Master?!” (Momo)

The eyes of the 3 are sparkling.

Everyone is pumped up, so I guess it is okay. 

“Increase your strength here for at least half a year. Especially the Hero-kun and the Sage-chan; they will become even stronger.” (Ira)

“For half a year?!” (Makoto)

That much?! 

Ira-sama looked over here when I let out a voice of surprise. 

“You are hurrying too much. Momo-chan there has just recently become a sage, you know? Properly train her.” (Ira)

“…Got it.” (Makoto)

Being told this by Ira-sama, I had to agree. 

It is true that the Great Sage-sama is still lacking in training.

There’s a lot she should learn. 

“Momo, want to polish your magic together with me for a while?” (Makoto)

“Got it!” (Momo)

It seems like Momo has no complaints. 

“Abel-san, White Dragon-san, the plans have changed. Is that okay?” (Makoto)

“I will do as you want, Makoto-san.” (Abel)

“Half a year can’t even be considered ‘waiting’.” (Mel)

Looks like the two have no problems with that. 

What’s left…is to contact Johnny-san.

We did promise him to meet a month later after all.

Now then, our next plan has been decided, so about the matter that was bothering me for a while now…

“Can I check out the magic tools and magic weapons that are here?” (Makoto)

“Yeah, go ahead and take whatever you want.” (Ira)

Alright! 

Let’s choose! 

There’s still a lot of magic tools lined up there.

While I was checking them out with my eyes sparkling…the Destiny Oracle -that has Ira-sama inside- approached me.

“How about this? A blue cloak.” (Ira)

“A cloak, huh… I feel like it would impair my movement, so I’m not feeling it…” (Makoto)

“Now, don’t say that and just try it.” (Ira)

Ira-sama wrapped her hands around my body and put the cloak on me. 

I don’t feel the weight at all?

Not only that, my body felt lighter.

“T-This is…?” (Makoto)

“It has gravity magic on it. You can fly in the sky to a certain extent, and has a divine protection that deviates long range spells and things like arrows. Also, it lightens your body, reducing the fatigue of long journeys. Pretty nice, right?” (Ira)

“It is impressive.” (Makoto)

It comes with everything. 

The things here were gathered by Ira-sama, so it might be a good idea to have her teach me about them.

“Is there any other recommendation?” (Makoto)

“Hmm, how about these earrings? Don’t they suit you?” (Ira)

“Isn’t it a bit femenine? It is cute though.” (Makoto)

“Right? I designed it. It has the effect of reducing mana cost.” (Ira)

“Is that so.” (Makoto)

“Here, I will put them on you.” (Ira)

“I can do that myself.” (Makoto)

While we were having that conversation, I suddenly felt gazes on me. 

“Uhm…isn’t the distance between the Oracle-sama and Master too close?” (Momo)

“Spirit User-kun, you are acquainted with the Oracle-sama?” (Mel)

Hearing the conversation I had with Ira-sama, Momo directed eyes of suspicion at me, and the White Dragon-san asked with deep interest.

“T-That’s not it!” (Ira)

“This is our first meeting!” (Makoto)

Ira-sama and I hurriedly shook our heads to the sides. 

“Really…Makoto-san?” (Abel)

Even Hero Abel directed eyes of suspicion at me. 

Within this slightly awkward atmosphere, I choose a number of magic tools recommended by Ira-sama. 

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“Thanks for all your help.” (Makoto)

“Thank you very much!” (Momo)

“Destiny Oracle Esther-sama, thank you very much.” (Mel)

“Please give my regards to Ira-sama, Oracle-sama.” (Abel)

We left the hideout of Ira-sama.

Ira-sama was seeing us off and said ‘one last thing’.

“About the Moon Queen’s gatherings every morning in the capital of Laphroaig…if you go there, you will be Charmed. Don’t participate in it, okay?” (Ira)

Ira-sama was making serious eyes.

Hearing this, we looked at each other. 

“Makoto-san, if I remember correctly, that’s…” (Abel)

“That thing about gathering at the front of the castle in the morning that the innkeeper told us about.” (Makoto)

I remember the conversation we had around noon.

That there’s apparently a speech from the Queen every morning in the capital.

“So that’s how she has been Charming everyone, huh…” (Mel)

“Eh? C-Charm, you say? What are you talking about, White Dragon Master?!” (Momo)

“Makoto-san, what’s going on…?” (Abel)

Mel-san muttered as if impressed, and Momo and Hero Abel were looking uneasy.

Mel-san and I explain that the residents of the capital have been Charmed.

“…Why do something like that?” (Momo)

“I didn’t notice…” (Abel)

The two paled at this.

“Also, the Queen is aware of all the new people that have entered the capital, so if they don’t participate in the gathering, she will be informed about it. Don’t stay for too long and leave as soon as you can. We also plan on leaving as soon as we find the chance.” (Ira)

“…So they already know about us?” (Makoto)

I felt chills down my spine.

“I don’t think they know as far as who you all are, but…they at least are aware that you are not Charmed. The residents here are all friendly, right? That’s because they are trying to sound you out by speaking to outsiders like you in a friendly manner.” (Ira)

“““……”””

Everyone went silent.

It is surveillance to a whole other degree.

We thanked Ira-sama and headed to our own lodging. 

It was night already by the time we left the hideout of Ira-sama.

The lights of the city were almost all gone, and there were few people out. 

But I did feel that we were being watched from somewhere.

When we returned to the inn, the lights were still on. 

“Welcome back. Took your time out there.” 

The innkeeper smiled at us.

“Yeah, sorry it got so late.” (Makoto)

“No no, this is your first time in Cornet. It can’t be helped that you would get merry and forget time. Just that…I don’t think there’s any establishments out there working till this late. Where were you?” 

The innkeeper questioned us with a smile.

“…Uhm…” (Makoto)

The conversation of Ira-sama surfaced in my mind. 

Can’t say anything that might raise suspicions.

At that moment, Mel-san entered the conversation.

“This child here was tired and fell asleep. We were resting.” (Mel)

“Aah…yes, I did.” (Momo)

Momo said with a childish tone.

“I see. You must be tired for today. Please take your time and rest. But…there’s the Queen’s speech tomorrow morning, so I will be calling you then, okay?” 

“G-Got it.” (Makoto)

I respond to the ever present smile of the innkeeper with an awkward smile. 

We head to our rooms while feeling the gaze of the innkeeper at our backs. 

When we returned to our rooms on the second floor, I sighed heavily. 

“Let’s leave here before tomorrow morning.” (Makoto)

I tell everyone.

After hearing what Ira-sama said, the gentle words of the innkeeper were scary.

“Yeah, showing up at the gathering would be bad. Let’s do as the Oracle-sama said.” (Mel)

The White Dragon-san nodded at my words.

“…Why do something like this? Even if it is to unite the people, isn’t Charming going too far?” (Abel)

Abel spoke out his question.

“Well, that is maintaining the peace of the city… I don’t feel like there’s the need to go that far either though.” (Mel)

The tone of the White Dragon-san was heavy.

“…I am scared.” (Momo)

“It is okay.” (Makoto)

Momo was trembling in fear, so I patted her head.

“The innkeeper was awake at this time, so let’s stealthily get out before night is over. I think leaving through the gate is dangerous, so can you give us a ride on your back, Mel-san?” (Makoto)

“Umu. In that case, the plaza that was in the middle of the main street that we passed by during the daytime should work fine. At that place, even if I go back to my dragon form, there should be no problem.” (Mel)

That’s close to where Mel-san and I were eating skewers at.

It is true that there’s plenty enough space there.

We have our plan then.

We slept in shifts and stealthily left the inn before dawn.

We paid our lodging beforehand. 

The innkeeper was nowhere in sight.

We walk slowly through the dark city. 

There should still be a bit of time before dawn.

There’s no people. 

It didn’t take long for us to arrive at the plaza.

Alright then, let’s get out of here by having Mel-san turn back into her dragon form.

At that moment…

“Oh my, travellers…are you leaving already?” 

A beautiful voice.

Hearing that voice, I felt like my heart was shaken.

I look at the place where that voice came from faster than my mind could process.

There was a single woman standing there.

Long glossy black hair and deep purple eyes. 

A beauty that’s hard to believe it is from this world wearing a black dress.

That figure of hers made me remember someone I know for a second.

And the several hundred of black armored knights that were at her back.

I can tell that she is from a high standing. 

But well, I could immediately tell who this woman was without all those things.

“Who might you be?” (Makoto)

Despite that, I purposely ask for the sake of the other 3.

I was expecting her to not answer, but she easily spoke.

“I am the one that rules Laphroaig, my name’s Nevia. Nice to make your acquaintance.”

She introduces herself with an elegant smile.

The Queen of the Moon Country of Laphroaig, Nevia -also known as the Calamity Witch- has shown herself.

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100 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 250: Takatsuki Makoto leaves the Moon Country

    1. ““You are hurrying too much. Momo-chan there has just recently become a sage, you know? Properly train her.” (Ira)
      “…Got it.” (Makoto)
      Being told this by Ira-sama, I had to agree.
      It is true that the Great Sage-sama is still lacking in training.”
      Ira is already guiding Makoto and she is stopping him from doing crazy things to a certain extent.

      ““Is there any other recommendation?” (Makoto)
      “Hmm, how about these earrings? Don’t they suit you?” (Ira)
      “Isn’t it a bit femenine? It is cute though.” (Makoto)
      “Right? I designed it. It has the effect of reducing mana cost.” (Ira)
      “Is that so.” (Makoto)
      “Here, I will put them on you.” (Ira)
      “I can do that myself.” (Makoto)”
      That scene looks like a girlfriend choosing clothes for her boyfriend. Just get together already ! They get along way too well !

      “Long glossy black hair and deep purple eyes.
      A beauty that’s hard to believe it is from this world wearing a black dress.
      That figure of hers made me remember someone I know for a second.”
      So the Calamity Witch finally appears. Her name is Nevia, huh. The party should be careful when dealing with that witch.

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      1. I know, right ? It is to the point that I thought they were destined to meet each other. Even a childhood friend would not have that level of compatibility with Makoto.

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      2. ….we all know a way to tame lolis. Headpat that is. Wonder when there will be a moment where Makoto will console Ira and end up headpatting her on reflex. It will be the moment when the goddess officially fell.

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      3. I am imagining a scene where Ira is tired of trying to earn affection from her family (especially her father) and realizes that Makoto is the one she gets along the most. After that realization, she will fell for Makoto and will try to seduce him with all her might.

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      4. I ship makoto and Ira the most cause as Trygorn said they truly are great match even with that airhead personality and makoto is sole person that can understand her cause he also views world differently with his rpg player skill

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      5. @Trygorn: Oh no, none of that childhood friend stuff allowed if Ira has anything to say about it. Sa-san knows the trope of them never winning which is why she specifically mentions she isn’t Makoto’s childhood friend. Ira should be genre savvy enough to know about that trope too.

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      6. Nothing to fear, he asked for her name, the others can now use that as an excuse to avert their eyes safely, and if they manage to throw Makoto at her she might hurt herself in the confusion, giving everyone the chance to escape.

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  1. “Oh my, travellers…are you leaving already?”

    A beautiful voice.

    Hearing that voice, I felt like my heart was shaken.

    I look at the place where that voice came from faster than my mind could process.

    There was a single woman standing there.

    Long glossy black hair and deep purple eyes.

    A beauty that’s hard to believe it is from this world wearing a black dress.

    That figure of hers made me remember someone I know for a second.

    Yeah the way he described her is the same as he does at the graveyard where he first met Furiae but this time the Moon oracle has many knight with her and she was the one to initiate contact.

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      1. Last one will be her grand fckup though….
        Do you remember what happened to two chads who dared to be rude to Makoto’s girls? Both experienced death. This time it can pretty much drown a city, as charmed citizens will rush to help her… And as of war arc – Cornet had a sea near it.

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    1. Woah, that was rough. So many good choices so I picked the one that I felt pity for…

      …I’m pretty surprised that she’s the most popular one so far.

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  2. Ira is quickly becoming best girl, wonder what comments hes gonna get when they return and everyone notices how much closer they are. I wonder how miss moon Oracle is gonna react when she realizes she cant charm Makoto, and what’s Makoto gonna do to help his party members once they get charmed. And a random thought but considering how Ira acted when she “descended” in the sun what did she act like when Mel met her as a young dragon, and how shocked would she be to see the real Ira lol

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  3. I mean…
    Noah dis take her believer status away, but the same can’t be said about the moon oracle knight, maybe some hidden interactions taking place?
    Thanks a lot for the chapter

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      1. Pacts are made between people, not jobs. Furaie is not yet planned, same with Lucy’s mother. Momo, probably. But then again, Momo of this moment has yet to exchange the vow.
        ….frankly it would feel stupid if pact is linked to any person being in post at the moment. Kinda inherited bodyguard treatment.

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  4. Well, makoto and Abel are immune to charm so they are ok, Mel and momo are members of stronger species so they should have some resistance (but not immunity, specially momo, though the fact that she already loves makoto should also provide some resistance to charm like how Lucy and the others weren’t affected by Noah’s charm when she appeared)

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    1. Remember even Sakurai with his Light Hero Skill got Charmed under the light of the sun when he touched Furiae, so I don’t think they should understimate the charm of the Calamity Witch. The sky is still covered by the Pitch Black Clouds, so Abel shouldn’t be immune to it.

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      1. In which chapter did furiare charmed sakurai? Also I remember sakurai being immune to the taboo dragon’s charm and confusion even though there wasn’t sunlight inside labirintos

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      2. Chapter 99.
        “Even when I was under the light of the sun, the moment I touched her, I couldn’t go against her charm magic. There’s no one in this world who won’t get controlled when touched by the Moon Oracle!” (Sakurai)

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    2. I wouldn’t bet on that, Furaie’s charm penetrated Light Hero’s status immunity. Momo is a pipsqueak who got charmed from drinking blood, and Makoto’s charm is not that high in itself. Only by supplementing love&pleasure it will work as a high ranked one. Oracle’s charm should be many times stronger then the “high Charm”, a monarch grade at minimum if not saint.
      Mel probably can resist it to a point, same with Abel. Momo is in danger. But with Dia nearby, and with a threat to our loli in front of Makoto i’d say it would be Nevia who is about to dive ears deep into pit with troubles.

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      1. Well I wouldn’t compare makoto’s charm to others because makoto’s charm is only increasing already existing affection so the target doesn’t really try to resist that (unless it’s someone in denial like furiare was)

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    3. Typically vampires are said to be creatures that charm others, not get charmed. But I don’t recall anything like that being mentioned in this story.

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  5. Ira-san, your flirting is way too obvious.
    Makes me wonder who will be the first goddess to confess.
    ———–
    Nevia-san is up for some surprise, and probably not a pleasant one. An Uncharmable Spirit User. With a Great Spirit(posessive one). Even if his cheerleader squad gets charmed… Well, we’ll see it soon will Makoto change future of whole country or organize a city-sized laundromat with cold-drying afterwards.

    ….with how much it was mentioned we should watch him sink a city at least once….

    Still, I want a new goddess encounter. Naia is very mysterious one.

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  6. I, for the sake of the plot, would assume that there are a barrier that block the teleportation and because of that they can use it to run. I hope that that time trainning would mean that Makoto will reach a good level of Proficiency with Sun and Destiny Magic.

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    1. I don’t know about sun magic, but high level destiny magic is a must for him to go back to the future, maybe he will need destiny magic lv 200 plus charm so he can summon a great time spirit like the first time he summoned a unidne (not confirmed if it was dia)

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  7. Can Navia charm demon lord confidant level people? Where does her charm stop working at. Surely the Great Demon Lord is immune to charm and has her as his lover because of her beauty and maybe her personality and intelligence.

    The big twist would be if Navia was the real evil and Iblis was just a simp.

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  8. “T-That’s not it!” (Ira)
    “This is our first meeting!” (Makoto)
    Ira-sama and I hurriedly shook our heads to the sides.

    Who believe that after Ira acted like girlfriend picking suitable items for her boyfriend Makoto? They seriously mesh too well more than a childhood friend or first companion. Ira is like the girlfriend while Noah is the mother of Makoto lol.

    Noah: I will never give you my son!
    Ira: He does not belong to you!
    Makoto: I wonder if I can make a zoid with water magic?

    So unlike Anna and Noel’s appearances, Nevia and Furiae only bear some resemblance like an ancestor and descendant.

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  9. I feel this is what’s going to happen…. Or atleast I want it to.

    Nevia meets Makoto and uses Charm. Not effective!
    Nevia charms the three harem members but Makoto dispels it with the power of ‘love’.
    Action scenes happen and Makoto spares Nevia.
    Makoto uses confusion and misunderstandings. It’s super effective and gets charmed by Makoto.
    Nevia falls for Makoto since his unique among the all the men she encountered, not getting charmed by her beauty and disposition.
    Nevia proposes to Makoto to stay but Makoto declines.
    Nevia goes yandere in the process thinking that “if I can’t have him, then no one can!”

    And thus the reason of the actual birth of the Calamity Witch.

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  10. Thanks for the chapter.

    I want to know now whether or not there are Spirit Kings for Destiny and Light Magic. Cause if there are none, our boy should fit the bill. He only needs to sacrifice some limbs to make things work. Lol

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  11. Thanks!
    \(^^)/

    And so they meet!
    I wonder how resistant the others are to Charm.
    Is mana cost reduction really useful for Makoto? He doesn’t really use his own after all.
    Training montage after this!

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  12. See!? You see!? The girls know what a threat Ira is. She’s picking out things for Makoto like a girlfriend picking out clothes for her boyfriend. Ira is already serving as a better brake for Makoto than Anna since she already convinced him to wait half a year training instead of 1 month like he was originally convinced to wait. Anna better step her game up. All she’s got going for her over Ira is Plot over Justice.

    So now the Calamity Witch has finally shown up. So her name is Nevia huh? Anyways unlike a lot of other people, I don’t think she will become an ally or anything. I think she will be an actual villain. I mean she’s charming people and demons to force them to create devilkin and that has no benefit to the demons. I mean like, there doesn’t seem to be any excuse to make her sympathetic so she can become an ally. They aren’t forcing her to make devilkin to turn them into cannon fodder for their armies since they’ve never said that devilkin fought in Iblis’ armies. Also she isn’t acting on Naia’s orders since we know that the goddesses previously mentioned that she was going wild on her own. My theory is that she is only out for herself and wants to rule over the world probably because she let being the Moon Oracle go to her head. Anyways maybe she wants to control Iblis with her Charm so she has sided with Iblis with the intent to betray them and she’s created Laphroaig as a large scale experiment to see how far her Charm can go and train it to eventually use it on Iblis.

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    1. I personally see it as something well-intentioned but simply wrong. The stated reason she did this is that she wants to end the war by melding the two races together so that there’s no reason to fight anymore.

      Obviously, this didn’t work historically speaking, but with Furiae as reference, Nevia has probably never met a person she couldn’t charm. While she isn’t a born fugitive in this one, she probably was born with nothing but people eager to serve her. Whether you call it being sheltered, spoiled, or falling to despair and thinking this is the best compromise humanity has to survive, my assumption is that she doesn’t mean ill and this is just her lacking perspective. Not too much unlike Noah siding with the devils here, actually.

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  13. Ira-chan and makoto really close! maybe they are thinking that she is makoto’s girlfriend, because she is an oracle that he stay virgin XD

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    1. That happens only on the latest chapter that is released. This chapter will have the previous button if the next chapter is out but that new chapter wouldn’t have the previous button. But there would be errors every now and then when the previous and next chapters won’t appear even after the update. It happens rarely tho.

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  14. I’m glad someone finally told Makoto he was rushing things. Seriously, Momo was an ordinary little girl just a month ago. What do you think she’s going to do against a demon lord? She’s not the great sage yet y’know? Give her a chance to grow man.
    As for the end? Typical development. We should have all known they wouldn’t be able to just walk out of there so easily. Now the only question is, will they break free and escape or will the events from the original history be repeated early and the Calamity Queen be overthrown right there? Or will Makoto just brush aside history, make the queen swoon and join their side, bagging himself another moon oracle? Possible, though I doubt it. She’s probably too committed to her method of peace to abandon it and bet on them.

    Thanks for the translation!

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  15. Thanks for the chapter.

    Main Quest =
    Find Abel : clear!
    Find Momo : clear !
    Find Johnny Walker : clear !
    Find Anna : clear !
    Find the white dragon : clear !
    Find the destiny oracle : clear !
    Go to to the Ascraeus sacred lointain
    > Do a training arc for half a year :
    > Kill Bifrons
    Make a legend by killing a great Demon army.
    Kill Iblis.

    Annexe Quest =
    Meet Kain : clear !
    > Make Kain a friend to contact Noah
    Meet the calamity Witch : clear !
    Free Noah !

    Harem in the Making : Momo, Anna, Johnny’s daughter with black hair, Ira…

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  16. Well, Nevia will try to charm Makoto for sure, but it will be in naught, instead she will be curious to Makoto to the point she wants him to be his subordinate.
    This might be the first time Nevia will talk to a person not under her charm, so her curiosity will be flying max here…

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  17. Makoto doesn’t have the acting skills to pretend to be charmed or lie his way out of this. Well, the will to train AND win will beat the will to win.

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  18. Furiae’s troublesome senpai makes her entrance! Remember, Takki. Your main and possibly only advantage is that you’re immune to her Charm effects and she’ll be absolutely blindsided by this fact. Regardless, Abel, Mel, and Momo should all back away from her.

    Ira is totally flirting with Takki at this point. Rather, they’re close and intimate friends by now.

    You know…I was thinking. Ira and Eir both offered Takatsuki powerful skills, and as far as I understand it, if he accepted, he would receive the stats to match.
    Is it possible that RPG Player is the reason his stats are so low? Not in the “Skill Point allocation” sense so much as…it separates him from this new world so much that neither the new gods nor the very world knew he was there, so he didn’t receive anything from them.

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