WM – Chapter 251: Takatsuki Makoto meets the Calamity Witch

-Calamity Witch, Nevia.

The person that’s said to be the traitor of humanity in the history of the West Continent. 

Also, the Moon Oracle of the Dark Era.

“We are surrounded, Spirit User-kun.” (Mel)

“Looks like it.” (Makoto)

From the shadows of the plaza, knights in black armor were showing up one after the other.

The ones in black armor are Templars of the Moon Country…I think.

Why did we get surrounded as if they had been waiting for us?

The innkeeper must have informed them about us after seeing we were leaving. 

There’s no point in thinking about it at this time.

I was worried that our secret meeting with Ira-sama has also been exposed. 

I lightly held the necklace that I had on.

(Ira-sama~, hello. Can you hear me?) (Makoto)

(…What’s the matter, Takatsuki Makoto? At an hour like this… Have you escaped from the capital?) (Ira)

I heard a sleepy voice.

Was she sleeping?

What a worry-free Goddess-sama.

(We are currently surrounded by the knights of the Moon Queen.) (Makoto)

(Wa?! Are you okay?! What are you going to do?!) (Ira)

(We will manage here somehow. Be careful too, Ira-sama.) (Makoto)

(W-Wait! Are you really o—) (Ira)

I cut off the thought transmission.

“So, can you tell us your names?” (Nevia)

Saying this, Queen Nevia’s eyes shone golden.

This is bad!

“Momo, don’t look! Mel-san!” (Makoto)

“I know!” (Mel)

I hurriedly covered the eyes of Momo, and the White Dragon-san covered the eyes of Hero Abel.

“Are you okay, Mel-san?” (Makoto)

“No…it takes my everything to go against the eyes of that woman… To think the Charm of a human could be this powerful…” (Mel)

The White Dragon-san was sweating bullets.

What a fearsome Charm user.

“Spirit User-kun, you as well. This is not a level of Charm that a human can go against…” (Mel)

“Charm doesn’t work on me at all, so it is okay.” (Makoto)

“…You really are full of mysteries.” (Mel)

Mel-san smiled wryly. 

“My eyes are not working…?” (Nevia)

The Moon Queen opened her eyes wide in slight surprise.

Those eyes are shining golden.

“Queen-sama, actually, we have urgent matters we have to attend to. Please forgive us for leaving the city at this hour.” (Makoto)

I don’t think she will be letting us go obediently, but I tried to just in case.

“That reaction despite looking into my eyes this whole time… I am interested in you. I want to have a long talk with you. I welcome you.” (Nevia)

The exact moment she said this, the black knights all ran at us at once.

“Mel-san! Let’s run!” (Makoto)

“Spirit User-kun! Buy 10 seconds!” (Mel)

“Got it!” (Makoto)

The White Dragon-san and I exchange a short talk.

“Time Magic: [Mind Accel].” (Makoto)

I accelerate my thoughts.

“E-Eh?” (Momo)

“Uhm! What’s going on?” (Abel)

“You two, stay put.” (Makoto)

Momo and Hero Abel-san were confused with their eyes still covered, but there’s no time to explain.

“Dia!” (Makoto)

“Yes, Our King!” (Dia)

Even in the time I was calling the Great Water Spirit, the black knights were approaching.

“Water Magic: [Mist].” (Makoto)

When I shouted this, a mist so thick that one wouldn’t even be able to see 50cm ahead of them covered the place.

I use Stealth, and I could tell that the black knights had stopped on their tracks and were confused.

3 seconds.

“XXXXXXX (Get rid of it, Wind Spirit).” 

I heard Spirit Language, and the Mist was blown away in an instant.

The one who chanted that was a black armor knight that stood out within all those knights and had divine armor.

(Geh! Demon Lord Cain!) (Makoto)

The Apostle of Noah-sama was mixed within that group.

What an unbelievable guy.

“Water Magic: [Squall].” (Makoto)

The next spell I chanted made heavy rain pour as if a bucket had been turned over.

The black knights were flustered by this, but Demon Lord Cain rushed at us.

When I checked, the Moon Queen was looking over here with calm eyes.

The Queen’s body was shining faintly, and the rain wasn’t hitting her. 

Must be barrier magic.

6 seconds.

“Die! Heretics!” (Cain)

“Wait, you must not kill them, Cain-san. I can’t have a talk with them otherwise.” (Nevia)

“Guh.” (Cain)

The moment Demon Lord Cain brandished his sword, the Moon Queen stopped him.

Oh, lucky~.

It saved me the trouble of stopping him with Dia.

“Water Magic: [Storm].” (Makoto)

Thunder roared with my 3rd spell, and lightning fell outside the capital.

The complexion of the Moon Queen changed.

“This is not good. Confirm if there have been any civilians who have been injured!” 

The Queen ordered.

Cain’s movements stopped.

10 seconds.

“Let’s go!” (Mel)

The White Dragon-san returned to her dragon form.

Momo and Abel clung onto the back of the White Dragon-san with their eyes still closed.

This is bad, I am running late…is what I thought, but the White Dragon-san grabbed only me with her hand.

Thanks, Mel-san.

“Tch!” (Cain)

Demon Lord Cain once again lunges at us.

“Dia! Please.” (Makoto)

“Okay~.” (Dia)

The Great Water Spirit created several layers of ice barriers in front of Demon Lord Cain.

With this, he won’t be able to reach us.

“Your Majesty, I dropped all the lightning outside the city!” (Makoto)

I shouted this before the White Dragon-san flew off into the sky.

“…”

I felt like the Moon Queen made a face of ‘you got me there’ for a second, but we flew high in the sky in an instant, and the city grew smaller. 

Mel-san flew away from the Moon Country’s capital at astounding speed just like that.

◇◇

“We managed to escape… It doesn’t seem like there are pursuers.” (Mel)

Mel-san sighed.

I have also moved to the back of the White Dragon-san.

“What’s the meaning of this…? The one together with the Moon Queen was the Demon Lord Cain, right?” (Momo)

The Great Sage-sama said insecure.

She had her eyes closed, but she must have noticed when the Moon Queen shouted the name of Cain.

“Why…? The Queen of a human country is together with a Demon Lord…? That’s impossible…” (Abel)

Hero Abel’s voice was trembling.

Rather than calling it uneasiness and fear, it is more like anger.

I was also surprised.

Is Demon Lord Cain using the Moon Country as his base? 

It would be better to not get close to that place again.

(Ira-sama, we managed to escape. What about your side?) (Makoto)

(Yeah, we are okay. Geez, don’t worry me like that.) (Ira)

(We met Demon Lord Cain just now. Did you know that a Demon Lord was in Laphroaig?) (Makoto)

(Huh?! You must be kidding, right?) (Ira)

Looks like Ira-sama didn’t notice Cain either.

Well, if she had known, she would have told us.

Cain is also a devout believer of Noah-sama like me, so he must be outside the sphere of Ira-sama’s Clairvoyance.

(…I will be escaping at once too.) (Ira)

(Please do.) (Makoto)

It would not be funny if the Destiny Oracle were to be killed.

After that, our travel in the sky continued for a whole day. 

We passed the Moon Country, and the giant mountain range at the edge of the Sun Country was beginning to appear in sight. 

The one in the middle of that mountain range is the Ascraeus Sacred Mountain.

The Sun Temple is apparently covered in a barrier that makes it so that it can’t be seen by the naked eye.

But Ira-sama taught us the way to find the place.

“The place where 7 peaks line up. Only at the time when you move in a specific manner after locating that place, you will be able to reach the Sun Temple… It is a troublesome barrier, but that’s what makes it safer.” (Mel)

I heard the mutter of the White Dragon-san.

Just as she said, after she flew in complicated patterns, the scenery changed.

The summit of the mountain had vivid green growing thickly and there was a spring as if the place were an oasis.

And further in…there’s a temple standing quietly there.

We arrived at the hidden Sun Temple. 

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111 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 251: Takatsuki Makoto meets the Calamity Witch

    1. “(…What’s the matter, Takatsuki Makoto? At an hour like this… Have you escaped from the capital?) (Ira)
      I heard a sleepy voice.
      Was she sleeping?
      What a worry-free Goddess-sama.
      (We are currently surrounded by the knights of the Moon Queen.) (Makoto)
      (Wa?! Are you okay?! What are you going to do?!) (Ira)
      (We will manage here somehow. Be careful too, Ira-sama.) (Makoto)
      (W-Wait! Are you really o—) (Ira)”
      Lol, I would like to see the sleeping face of Ira. Also, Makoto is casually ending the call without waiting for her answer.

      ““That reaction despite looking into my eyes this whole time… I am interested in you. I want to have a long talk with you. I welcome you.” (Nevia)”
      So he caught the attention of Nevia, the Calamity Witch, huh. Not surprising at all.

      “Die! Heretics!” (Cain)
      “Wait, you must not kill them, Cain-san. I can’t have a talk with them otherwise.” (Nevia)
      “Guh.” (Cain)
      The moment Demon Lord Cain brandished his sword, the Moon Queen stopped him.”
      Wait, Cain is listening to the words of someone else than Noah ? What is the nature of the relationship between Cain and Nevia ? Guardian Knight ?

      “The complexion of the Moon Queen changed.
      “This is not good. Confirm if there have been any civilians who have been injured!”
      The Queen ordered.”
      The Queen is kinder than expected ? She seems to care about the civilians.

      Cain is really a mad black knight, huh.

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      1. The calamity witch is not evil per se, she Honestly wants to create a peaceful country where humans and demons can coexist, the problem is that she is trying to archive that by force using charm

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      2. If that is true then maybe Iblis isn’t all that bad either.
        If he is allowing her to forcefully created a peaceful country then there might be something to it.
        If I remember correctly there was something about Iblis getting lonely easily.
        Maybe he just wants friends but can’t make any because he is from a different dimension and anyone looking at him might go crazy like what happened with the taboo monster but amplified.

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      3. Well, what is the actual goal of Iblis ? It can’t just be exterminating the humans, right ? If so, it would have been done a long time ago. 1,000 years already passed after all.
        Creating devilkins might have a deeper goal than just creating a peaceful country.

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      4. Its possible. If i remember correctly when Iblis tried to ressurect Bifrons he did say something like ‘you will become an existance like me’ and those words did not have a destructive touch but it felt like he was waiting for Bifrons to be like him?
        i might have wrongly interpreted it?

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      5. I have the feeling that he went mad because of the Queen and not because of Noah. Something like the Queen brainwashing him into her puppet using Noah as the link/foil.

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      6. Maybe she was a misguided pacifist who wanted to end the war by bringing the demons and humans together together hence devilkin.

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      1. You know one thing lately when I use the app I know that the notification is a bit delayed so from 8.10( my timezone) I’ll refresh it about in an hour to check whether there’s an update or not 😃

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      2. Dunno. Wait, 15 tabs ?
        I am using my computer and I activate the notfication wordpress of the navigator. When I see the notification, I go to the tab of wordpress reader, refresh the page, click on the comments icon, paste my line and I click send. It takes me about 5 seconds to comment.

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      3. I do the same but by the time I get the notification there are times when 10 precious seconds have already passed.
        There were some time when I was watching some anime or YouTube video and the notifications were delayed for almost 30 seconds so I stopped watching videos between 6:00-7:00 when the updates are posted.
        I want more efficiency.
        I leave for the first comment!!!!!
        That’s what I said but in a month or two I’m going to betray my role model “Itami from gate “ and will have to work overtime constantly 😢

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      4. Yes this kind of competition is what i was talking about.
        Its mindblowing how much effort you all do to be first in line.
        And to think its done regularly.. hats off to all of you. I give up😭😭

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      5. Thou art an amateur. I actually have 2 open browsers in my laptop, with the first browser having 46 tabs and the second having 12 tabs. Can’t close them cause I might need those tabs later, and I might forget it with I close them.

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      6. I do actually. I check on them from time to time so I know if there’s an update or something. (The tabs are 99% manga and novels after all)

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  1. Thanks for the chapter!

    Wait, Makoto. Your water magic can make a storm? What is that, isn’t it a completely different element? Perhaps you learned it by training with Abel, uh, Anna-san back there in the mountain?

    Ah, so the history is repeating itself i see. The Demon Lord Evil Apostle is teaming up with the Calamity Witch. Damn Makoto, you are one hell of a story to tell, both in the past and the future xD

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  2. “Die! Heretics!” (Cain)

    “Wait, you must not kill them, Cain-san. I can’t have a talk with them otherwise.” (Nevia)

    “Guh.” (Cain)

    The moment Demon Lord Cain brandished his sword, the Moon Queen stopped him.

    I think there’s more to the history of the past Moon oracle and Demon lord Cain that we still doesn’t know and will soon be revealed to us what is the truth of the background story of Calamity witch and Cain

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    1. Well, he caught her interest, besides if I remember correctly she is destined to survive the downfall of the moon country so makoto will certainly see her again, specially because I think he will need her help to charm a great time spirit so he can go back to the future

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      1. I don’t think he need time spirit. Cold sleep would be the best route. Do you remember a coffin in the great sage resident?

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      2. Zarparz if the one in ytterbium coffin was makoto the great sage momo could have awakened him the moment the present makoto went to the past, I think the one in the coffin is Abel waiting for makoto

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  3. Well, they probably don’t have that kind of relationship, but still wondering what’s going on.
    Or rather, I wonder what the Moon Goddess’s relationship with Noah is…

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  4. Thank you kami-sama.

    The meeting wasn’t asmuch as I was expecting. Maybe they’ll have their moment later on. You think he will be able to keep still for 6+ months? In the future time still seem to be progressing forward from earlier chapters. I wonder how long he’ll be stuck in in the past. Well this is definitely the novel’s long arc by far.

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  5. Yep, he successfully caught the eye of the Calamity Witch. Sasuga airhead gigolo.

    It looks like Abel hating Nevia isn’t because of jealousy but because she’s related to Cain in some way.

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  6. Nice chapter with a little action. Now, shame I thought when Ira said them to train for 6 months, that they would stay in the Moon country. And we would have gotten more Ira-Makoto interactions

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  7. Thank you for the chapter!

    Time Magic: Mind Accel… according to Makoto himself, Time Magic is on the realm of gods (that chapter when Makoto talks to Althena). Also, during the talk with the white dragon, he said on the next line the spell was Destiny Magic… I thought Destiny Magic and space time related was from the “Gold/Metal” atributte? Was it a translation issue, or just the author being all over the place with that?

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  8. Safe escape!
    Didnot expect to see Cain here. That coulda been nasty.

    As expected, Takki’s immunity piqued Nevia’s interest. He played her rather well, and it sure seems to me like she’s just doing her best to make something of a bad situation. Not that she’s not responsible for a whole lot of suffering over the next 1000 years, but she certainly didn’t want that.

    Actually, it’s sure looking to me like Takki can safely go back to that city if he’s alone. Chat with Cain about Noah, and Nevia about…basically anything from an uncharmed perspective.

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  9. Thanks for the chapter!
    Unfortunately I missed the frame to react early, I was learning how to glide in Genshin Impact….
    Anyway, really liked the interactions between the characters. Nevia and Cain but also Makoto and sleepygodess Ira…
    Wonder if we will know more about the calamity witch circumstances, she really seems to care, in her own distorted way, for her citizens.
    And I follow those who thinks Cain is her knight, that seems plausible to me!

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  10. Thanks for the chapter 😍 Really hope it’s history repeating itself as both Cain and Nevia are under the same pact as Furi and our airhead Gigolo boi🤣🤣

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  11. Nevia = Noah. I’m calling it.

    Or something like that

    It’s a dumb theory.

    She cared about the civilians because believers are powerful. (Or once the war is over they will be converted to Noah believers.)

    Also Makoto didn’t “sweet talk” her. What a shame.

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  12. Got so captivated in this chapter it felt like I’d only read a paragraph before seeing comments only to realise there was plenty, I was just into it so much!

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  13. Fights between Makoto and Cain are pretty cool. Also, time accel really helps out since normally Makoto has bad reaction speeds.

    Considering the Moon Oracle can order Cain around, they must really have some sort of relationship. Although it seems unlikely that he’s been charmed since Noel’s charm would be stronger. Perhaps he’s her guardian knight or something.

    I wonder how the light goddess will treat Makoto considering she should only have Ira’s word to go on. Or maybe she’ll just talk directly with Abel.

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    1. Make sure to wake up early people! Don’t be like me who only wakes up in the afternoon unless there’s something to do early in the morning lololol.

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  14. This chapter felt really short.

    Makoto probably should have expected a Demon Lord to show up. He had already be told previously by the Snake Church that Nevia had been on the side of Iblis so it would stand to reason that a Demon Lord might have been stationed in Laphroaig. Only surprising thing for Makoto should have been that the Demon Lord happened to be Cain.

    Now I do wonder if Cain is there because he’s acting as Nevia’s Guardian Knight like Makoto and Furiae? Or has he been tricked and Nevia is just taking advantage of Cain by claiming she’s an ally of Noah? Or has he just been Charmed? Cain’s armor does nullify spells but it doesn’t work at spells aimed through any openings so even if Cain wears his helmet, all Nevia needs to do is use Charm while looking him in the eye through his helmet’s eye slit. Also the armor only nullifies spells and attacks below Saint rank and Nevia’s Charm is probably Saint rank if not God rank.

    Well anyways they managed to escape and reach their destination. I guess it’s now time for a training montage. Cue the cheesy 80’s training music.

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  15. Thanks for the chapter. The fact that Cain works together with Nevia leads me to suspect that he’s probably her Guardian Knight, much like Makoto is Furiae’s Guardian Knight (like Senpai, like Kouhai). I wonder what sort of role Nevia ends up playing though. Is she a misguided pacifist, or does she have her own plans to undermine the Demons’ rule? The written history has already been proven false in several accounts, so perhaps Nevia’s story isn’t exactly what it seems to be.

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  16. I just want Makoto to mention the name of Furi looks like Queen Nevia…

    If Nevia’s successfully invites Makoto to a discussion, if Charm eye doesnt work, stripping magic will work? hmmmmmmm

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  17. Time to bring the Calamity witch to his side with Makoto’s own, unique charm skill (aka, being himself). I can see Ira having so much trouble with the future timeline if that happens. Work hard semi-useless goddess.

    I’m guessing Cain was there because of his defeat at the labyrinth city where he was supposed to have overwhelmed Abel and Johnny. Now we’re starting to see how much trouble Makoto is doing to the timeline (besides already messing up the original goal of the hero’s for revenge).

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  18. Well, that was interesting. So they escaped after all instead of trying to beat them then. Probably the best choice with the current condition of the rest of the party. He might be able to hold off Cain but the Light Hero skill is needed to get through that armor. Funnily if he reveals to Cain his origins and how in the future Noa will become a holy god and can have as many believers as are willing so long as the demons lose in the present, if he believes it he might actually switch sides. Of course, looking at Abel’s reaction I’m pretty sure that even if Momo will be satisfied with just revenge on Bifrons, Abel won’t ever tolerate Cain and likely the moon queen as well. S/he firmly has an us-and-them mentality with everyone on the side of the demons needing to be destroyed. And just like the moon queen, s/he’ll hate Noa for working with them too. When s/he finds out about Makoto’s connection to her it won’t be pretty. So it’ll probably come down to how much she cares about Makoto by then, if she has to choose between love for him and hatred for them. No way the author will let him return without her ever knowing after all.
    Given how hidden the sun temple is, I’m betting that’s where Anna and Mel end up after the war. Nobody will go there in those thousand years other than a sun oracle trying to become a holy maiden after all. So Anna can sleep there until the present and Mel can roost there as she flies around whereever she feels like. That’s my bet.

    Thanks for the translation!

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  19. Summon some clouds (literally mist) and make the particles collide => friction in clouds = discharge = lightning! (>_<) it's pretty obvious ehe~

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  20. Nevia does not seem that evil. She cares about her citizens. Is Cain her guardian knight like Makoto was to Furiae?
    Cain seems to be more sane than the legends say about him.

    A sleepy Ira! I want an illustration. Makoto calling a goddess in the middle of the night, then ending it without hearing her response. He’s a natural born gigolo.

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