WM – Chapter 257: Takatsuki Makoto heads to the Deep Sea Temple

“Are we going the right way?” 

“Yeah, there’s no doubt.” (Makoto)

Demon Lord Cain was looking at me with eyes of doubt at my side.

The reason I know his expression is because he has his helmet off.

When I told him it was hard to talk like that, he took it off.

He is currently showing his handsome face.

This Demon Lord is seriously good looking.

If he were to fix his appearance, he would look like a host or a model. 

We are currently riding on the dragon of Demon Lord Cain -a Taboo Dragon.

As always, it has a whole lot of eyes and a lot of mouths, which is quite the disgusting appearance, but…when I give it a good look, I wouldn’t say it is impossible to grow attached to it.

(Are you kidding? Are your eyes rotting?) (Ira)

Ira-sama, your tongue is rotten.

Doesn’t it have an avant-garde and charming look to it? 

(Not at all~.) (Ira)

Well, I do think I am pushing it there though.

Ira-sama then told me ‘Be careful of Demon Lord Cain’ and cut off the transmission.

By the way, about Mel-san, I gave a 1 day difference in the schedule of when she should bring me to the place and the day I met with Cain.

It is so that they don’t run into each other even if by mistake. 

After waiting for 1 day, I managed to meet up with Cain safely.

We are currently heading to a place called the Habhain Archipelago that’s outside the West Continent and is close to the Deep Sea Temple.

I have the location in memory thanks to the Mapping Skill.

My preparation for that one day I would go to the Deep Sea Temple has worked in my favor.

“Our King…please be careful.” (Dia)

Dia was at my back, attentive at the moves of Demon Lord Cain.

I don’t think there’s the need to worry that much though.

“We are almost at the island. Let’s decide where to camp first!” (Makoto)

“Alright…” (Cain)

The response of Cain was low in contrast to mine that was excited.

“What’s the matter, Cainhart?” (Makoto)

“You, using that name so carefreely—! …Fine. Noah-sama told me that it is okay to believe your words… I will obey the words of Noah-sama…” (Cain)

Looks like Noah-sama has agreed to us two going to the Deep Sea Temple.

And it seems like she has easily seen through my identity.

“Takatsuki Makoto…you are the Apostle of Noah-sama from 1,000 years in the future…?” (Cain)

“Yeah.” (Makoto)

“You are saying my proselytization for the sake of Noah-sama was pointless…?” (Cain)

“…Well, yeah.” (Makoto)

Or more like, that was no proselytization but just threatening.

Anyways, Noah-sama can’t increase her believers because of the Divine Realm Regulations.

Noah-sama in the future was seen with scorn as an Evil God.

It seems like that was shocking information for Demon Lord Cain.

“Well, isn’t that okay? If we help out Noah-sama, we will be even.” (Makoto)

“O-Okay…” (Cain)

I speak cheerfully to Cain who has a dark expression, and speak about Noah-sama until we arrive at the target location.


Habhain Archipelago.

1,000 years in the future, it is a resort location for the nobles and royals of various countries.

But in the current era it is uninhabited.

There are monsters, though not in high numbers.

We prepared a simple base in a location that has a good field of view.

“Now, let’s go to the Deep Sea Temple!” (Makoto)

“Right now?!” (Cain)

Cain was shocked when I proposed to depart.

I planned this expedition to last 2 weeks.

I would be worried about Momo and Hero Abel if I were to leave them for too long after all.

I don’t want to waste time as much as possible.

“It is still just past noon after all.” (Makoto)

“B-But isn’t it too sudden?” (Cain)

Cain was the one who brought us here using a dragon.

Is he tired?

“Well then, I will go check out the place on my own first.” (Makoto)

“Alone, you say?!” (Cain)

“I will be coming back.” (Makoto)

“No…I will accompany you.” (Cain)

In the end, he will be coming too.

We had the dragon of Cain protect the base, and we jumped into the sea.

The Habhain Archipelago has a warm tropical climate.

The inside of the sea is filled with abundant coral reefs and colorful fishes swimming calmly.

How peaceful.

Cain and I slowly swam underwater, and headed in the direction where the Deep Sea Temple is at. 

I then looked at my side and something bothered me.

“Isn’t it hard to swim in that?” (Makoto)

I speak to Cain who is wearing full armor even underwater.

The conversation is transmitting through water magic, but there’s no response.


“Hello?” (Makoto)

Cain’s mouth was flapping, but I can’t hear him.

It can’t be helped, so I grabbed the hand of Cain.

I cast underwater conversation magic on Cain as well.

“Can you hear me?” (Makoto)

“Yeah… I am surprised you can converse underwater.” (Cain)

“We are going to challenge the Deep Sea Temple, so isn’t it necessary?” (Makoto)

“Leaving aside swimming and underwater breathing, this is my first time learning about a spell that allows for conversation underwater.” (Cain)

“I see. By the way, isn’t it inconvenient to be wearing armor?” (Makoto)

“That’s unnecessary worry. This is a sacred treasure granted to me by Noah-sama. No matter the place, it isn’t inconvenient.” (Cain)

“I see.” (Makoto)

Well, sacred treasures are the strongest sword and shield of Demon Lord Cain, so if he takes them off, it would half his strength.

But there’s one point of worry.

“I am raising the speed.” (Makoto)

Cain’s swimming speed is slow.

If possible, I would like to reach the entrance of the Deep Sea Temple, Deep Scar, by today.

I grabbed the arm of Cain and accelerated at once with [Water Dragon].

“O-Oi!” (Cain)

“Don’t bite your tongue.” (Makoto)

“Wa?!” (Cain)

I could feel the fish that were swimming closeby turn our way all at once, but we left behind the surrounding living beings the next instant.


“O-Oi…what was that speed of just now…? Can someone really advance faster than flying magic underwater?” (Cain)

The tone of the Demon Lord was weak.

“That’s pathetic, being shaken by just that much.” (Dia)

Dia was amazed.

Hmm, I honestly didn’t think that he would get worn out with just this much.

The difficult part is just starting here…

“Sorry, Cain. I will keep it a bit slower next time.” (Makoto)

“Y-Yeah…please do.” (Cain)

He is my only comrade as a believer of Noah-sama, so I act more kindly than Dia.

Or so I say, but we will simply be diving into the deep sea though.

We slowly descend the dark depths of the sea.

The water temperature dropped, so I adjusted it with water magic so it doesn’t cool down our bodies.

It didn’t take long for the place to become a complete dark world where the light of the sun doesn’t reach.

I use [Night Vision] and [Detection] to keep an eye on the surroundings.

The waters around here are plentiful in mana, and there’s a lot of sea monsters.

“Our King, please be careful at our front.” (Dia)

“Is that…a whale? The size is around that of a ship.” (Makoto)

“That there is the Ancient Giant Shark, Megalodon, checking us out.” (Dia) 

“It should be okay at this distance, but let’s stay on guard just in case.” (Makoto)

“You can see it?” (Cain)

Cain raised his voice agitated hearing our conversation.

“You can’t see it?” (Makoto)

“If I had my helmet…I would be able to.” (Cain)

He says awkwardly.

Looks like he can’t use Night Vision.

“Please put on your helmet.” (Makoto)

“Yeah, got it.” (Cain)

Demon Lord Cain relied on his gear even more than I thought.

After that, Cain was making noise saying ‘Wa, the monsters of the deep sea are this gigantic?!’ or ‘Isn’t that dangerous?!’, but when I said ‘All monsters are wary of Dia and are not approaching us’, he got quieter.

And in this way, we arrived at the deep sea.

Of course, this isn’t our goal.

This is the starting point.

“Now then, the Deep Sea Temple is just ahead of there.” (Makoto)

I pointed at the chasm in the bottom of the deep sea.

It has a width of around several hundreds of meters, and it is several tens of kilometers long.

It is said that that place is a trace of the planet having been injured in the Divine Realm War of the past.

Also called as the Deep Scar.

From here on it is a different world.

The power of the planet that’s called the Star Pulse is overflowing here, and the monsters living there are strengthened to a whole other realm.

The Deep Sea Temple is located at the deepest part of it.

“Now then, let’s go test the grounds a bit, Cain.” (Makoto)

“W-Wait a moment! You said that we would only be going to go look at the Deep Scar!!” (Cain)

“Yeah, so let’s peek at it a bit.” (Makoto)

“This isn’t what we agreed on!” (Cain)

“We haven’t been attacked by a monster once.” (Makoto)

“Y-Yeah…that’s true, but…” (Cain)

“Then let’s go! Dia, keep an eye on the surroundings please.” (Makoto)

“Yes, leave it to me, Our King.” (Dia)

Dia, who responded to my words with no hesitation, was so reliable. 

The monsters around are wary of the mana of Dia and are not approaching.

We were slowly descending the big deep sea tear.

(We are being watched…) (Makoto)

I could feel the several hundreds of sea monsters observing the intruders.

Judging from my Detection, they are Sea Dragons.

In other words, a nest of dragons.

If I hadn’t met the White Dragon-san family in Laberintos, I might have been more nervous, but I could tell how strong the dragons here are.

“Takatsuki Makoto…there’s a lot of monsters…” (Cain)

Demon Lord Cain grabbed my arm.

“It is a nest of dragons after all.” (Makoto)

“A nest of dragons, you say?! Then we have to attack first!” (Cain)

“As long as they don’t come at us, there’s no need to force a fight, right?” (Makoto)

“But won’t it be too late then?!” (Cain)

“I don’t think it is that dangerous of a situation.” (Makoto)

My Detection isn’t ringing at all.

Dia was yawning by my side.

“You are a Demon Lord, so how about acting a bit more dignified?” (Dia)

It is rare to see Dia speaking to Cain.

“But the monsters living here are monsters that have no relation to the demon lord army. They can’t recognize me as a Demon Lord.” (Cain)

“Even so, as long as you have that armor and sword, there should be nothing to fear about monsters, right?” (Makoto)

I say this, but there was no response from Cain.

Could it be…he is scared?

As we went slowly downwards…it got brighter despite it being the deep sea.

That isn’t the light of the sun.

The magic crystals that are embedded in the surface of the walls are shining. 

The light of mana.

It was a faint light at first, but the numbers were steadily increasing.

The magic crystals were shining like the starry sky. 

The mana density underwater also increased proportional to this.

This does indeed feel like a different world.

“This is beautiful.” (Makoto)

“Yes, Our King. For us Spirits, this is a good place to live in.” (Dia)

True. There’s a lot of Water Spirits.

The mana of Dia was amplified even more here.

With how things are now, the chances of a monster trying to attack us is low.

Dia and I enjoyed the view of the deep sea.

“Hey, Takatsuki Makoto…how far are we going? Isn’t this far good enough for today?” (Cain)

Looks like it isn’t fun for Demon Lord Cain.

Even though this is such a wondrous sight.

But let’s stop going any further.

“It is about time we return.” (Makoto)

“Yeah, let’s!” (Cain)

“Eeh~, I want to stay here for a bit more though.” (Dia)

Dia was unsatisfied by this, but this is the first day, so I would say we are going great.

We decided to return to the base.


We return to the base and cook the fish that we caught on our way back.

I had Cain make the fire.

“Tomorrow we will be going to jump into the real exploration, so let’s rest early today.” (Makoto)

“…You seem to be having fun, Takatsuki Makoto.” (Cain)

“Really?” (Makoto)

“Yeah… This is my first time doing something like adventuring, but I didn’t expect it to be this tiring.” (Cain)

After saying this, Demon Lord Cain laid to the side with his armor still on.

“Hey, Cainhart, no matter how you cut it, that’s way too harsh on you, right?” (Makoto)

When I said this, Cain glared at me.

“You are thinking about attacking me in my sleep when I am defenseless, huh! I won’t give the sacred treasure of Noah-sama to no one!” (Cain)

“No, that’s not what I mean… We are going to the depths of the Deep Scar tomorrow, so it is better to rest as best as possible. If you are going to sleep first, I will be the lookout. Good night.” (Makoto)

Saying this, I begin my water magic training.

“Are you…not going to sleep?” (Cain)

“Later I will.” (Makoto)

I answer as I create water butterflies.

It is a base close to the sea, so there’s a lot of Spirits.

It might also be because the Deep Sea Temple is closeby.

I look up.

The stars in the sky are beautiful.

“Takatsuki Makoto.” (Cain)

After a while of training, my name was called.

“What’s the matter, Cainhart?” (Makoto)

“…No, it is nothing… See ya tomorrow.” (Cain)

“Yeah, let’s explore deeper tomorrow.” (Makoto)


There was no response to my words, and I heard stable breathing not long after.

This would be the first step in my adventure to clear the Deep Sea Temple, so I couldn’t manage to sleep.

In the end, I only managed to fall asleep at around dawn.

And in this way, the first day of our adventure to the Last Dungeon finished.

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146 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 257: Takatsuki Makoto heads to the Deep Sea Temple

    1. “As always, it has a whole lot of eyes and a lot of mouths, which is quite the disgusting appearance, but…when I give it a good look, I wouldn’t say it is impossible to grow attached to it.
      (Are you kidding? Are your eyes rotting?) (Ira)
      Ira-sama, your tongue is rotten.
      Doesn’t it have an avant-garde and charming look to it?
      (Not at all~.) (Ira)”
      What the hell is he thinking. As always, their interactions are funny to read.

      ““Takatsuki Makoto…you are the Apostle of Noah-sama from 1,000 years in the future…?” (Cain)”
      So Noah knows that Makoto came from the future, but the question is how did she know ?

      Yeah, Lancelot, no I mean Cain, you are acting out of character. I didn’t expect him to be so scared. He seems to be cowardly and has a lot of common sense when you put him right besides Makoto. Lol, even Cain was afraid of the speed of Makoto underwater.

      Imaginary scenario:
      “They call you the Mad Black Knight in the future.” (Makoto)
      “Takatsuki Makoto… You are the last person I want to call me crazy ! Take a look at yourself !” (Cain)

      1. Well, the fact is Noah can only get a believer once a thousand years. Ofc she would figure it out easily about Makoto’s identity (since he knows too much about Cain and Noah). That being said Cain’s personality really disappointed me here. Makoto clearly show off his quality as Noah apostle compared to Cain

        1. I think that they said it was only every 10 year she can get a believer though ?
          Yeah, Cain looks spineless compared to Makoto. The only reason why Cain is strong is because of his sacred treasures. Those treasures are wasted on him. Everything else is garbage.

          1. Honestly based on our first impression of Cain I was expecting someone slightly unhinged or somewhat zealous but hes oddly tame and timid here, seems what he learned was more shocking then expected. I really want a POV chapter from Cain to see how insane he thinks Makoto is lol

      2. TBF Cain is essentially a bully. He puts up a tough facade and likes to hurt people, but when he starts loosing he tucks tail and runs. Until now he has been able to hide his cowardice behind his armor.

          1. That would be pretty epic! Imagine a dragon with lotsa eyes and mouth spewing its breath from all over its body… I dig, man. I would do everything to get that kinda dragon and mess up every monsters I see on my way to who knows where 🤣🤣🤣

          2. Ikr, who needs a harem when you got an epic dragon capable of using all of its mouth and eyes for battle. Sounds like an 8-star drop for me in gachas. Then again, no one’s stopping us from getting both a harem and the dragon hehehe.

      3. “Could it be…he is scared?”
        He’s not an RPG Player.
        First time at depths of the ocean surrounded by a hive of dragons & a Jurassic age shark… I can believe the Hero Slayer is a tad uncomfortable. That’s not even mentioning Cain isn’t a great swimmer. Lol

        1. Yeah , it’s probably some kind of effect from the body armour or the hand part of the armour and one more thing that I can see that the helmet probably gives some kind of skill like calm or madness other than enhancing senses.

    1. The answer to my previous question was answered.
      Just how much crazy is makoto compared to Cain.
      The answer was “a lot” lol
      Freaking out a demon lord by showing their gap in insanity and fanaticism was very Makoto like.

      1. Makoto’s faith is definitely above Cain. Makoto knows that Noah is always scheming something. Despite this, he is still loyal to her. Furthermore, he is a natural-born madman. Cain can’t possibly compare to him.
        Cain’s faith and madness is only due to Noah’s charm. This is why the gap is so huge.

        1. Exactly.
          Makoto was a madman even before getting isekai-ed and it only went further after and further out of control (was it ever under control?) after getting isekai-ed and I think it took another big leap after the time travel.

    1. “O-Oi…what was that speed of just now…? Can someone really advance faster than flying magic underwater?” (Cain)
      The tone of the Demon Lord was weak.
      “That’s pathetic, being shaken by just that much.” (Dia)
      Dia was amazed.
      Hmm, I honestly didn’t think that he would get worn out with just this much.

      The hell is wrong with you Cain? Where was the figure of a demon lord who always happily killing off heroes? His reaction was really pathetic. Even the great spirit was disappointed towards him. Well as expected against Makoto whose common sense already out of this world he got confused by his action. He always throws a tsukkomi to Makoto words reminds me of Lucy back then

      1. I’m thinking that the cain from the stories probably had his madness enhanced by several more years and having attacked all the heroes, but he’s been fought to a draw twice recently which has been a dampener to him.

      2. Makoto is so crazy that he made Cain the sane one in the party.

        Cain; “I’m not that crazy, right? I mean, I kill lots of people, but I’m still sane compared to him. Better dial the crazy down a notch, or I might end like him”

  1. Thanks for the chapter!

    Somehow i have the feeling of Sakurai in Cainhart. I mean it feels pretty similar.
    Or maybe it’s just Makoto’s skill on becoming intimate with everyone he met and deemed as possible ally

    1. Happens to me every time 🤣🤣

      Actually, most of the time I oversleep and miss the update for, like, 5 hours at most 🤣🤣🤣

  2. The reason I know his expression is because he has his helmet off.
    When I told him it was hard to talk like that, he took it off.
    He is currently showing his handsome face.
    This Demon Lord is seriously good looking.
    If he were to fix his appearance, he would look like a host or a model.
    We are currently riding on the dragon of Demon Lord Cain -a Taboo Dragon.
    As always, it has a whole lot of eyes and a lot of mouths, which is quite the disgusting appearance, but…when I give it a good look, I wouldn’t say it is impossible to grow attached to it

    Don’t fall to the dark side makoto cause you have many lovers to satisfy. 😂

  3. Thanks for the chapter!

    I’m starting to feel a bit bad for Cain. Makoto just keeps attacking the one thing the armor doesn’t protect against: his common sense.

  4. Thank you for the chapter 😀
    Man, for a legendary crazy badass, he seems to have more common sense and fear then Makoto XD

    1. Well there’s the fact that Makoto has a dagger made out of the same stuff that Cain’s equipment is made from. Nobody else should have any of that material besides Noah and depending on things, she might have a duplicate of the dagger with her so that should tip her off that Makoto isn’t from this era.

    2. Other things that she might be able to sense about him are 1) the soul promise to not become a spirit king, which should be a clear connection, and 2) the faith that he has for her, as the Gods’ omniscience apparently somehow depends on the mortals’ faith for/against them. (like how the holy gods couldn’t see anything about Makoto and the Snake Church because of their faith)

    3. Guessing he’s her Apostle in the future certainly sounds right, based off that dagger and his knowledge. Also yes, some of her magic power.

      But isn’t 1000 years in the future… oddly specific? Also too accurate.

    4. If memory serves me correctly, her geas may still be active, the one that stops him from becoming an elemental spirit king.

  5. Seems to me like Cain is just overgeared weakling… alike to Grid in early chapters… lets hope that Cain will just like Grid gain some skills himself too and wont rely on his gear if he becomes ally

  6. Makoto wants to clear the dungeon in 2 weeks? Yeeaahh… I don’t think they’ll be able to accomplish their goal then. I mean this is the final dungeon that’s the toughest in the entire world that’s also guarded by a beast stronger than even Iblis and you think you can beat it in 2 weeks?

    Well anyways looks like Noah figured out Makoto’s true identity and told Cain. Given what Makoto has mentioned about Noah in the future, she should be able to realize then that Typhon has lied about freeing her and so she should order Cain to stop working for Iblis. Good thing Cain has a reputation of being a crazy loose cannon lone wolf so even if he suddenly can’t be found or stops responding to commands, it shouldn’t raise any suspicion.

    Oi oi you’re breaking character Cain. He’s supposed to be this badass berserker but now he’s getting surprised by the size of sea monsters and getting flustered by being dragged along by Makoto’s pace. So will Cain reincarnate 1000 years in the future as a girl and join Makoto’s harem? I mean there’s no rule that says a soul reincarnating has to stay the same gender also Cain is acting kinda girly anyways.

    1. Did Noah really figure it out? That he’s a future Apostle, yeah it makes sense she could figure out that much by deduction.

      But… specifically from 1000 years in the future? Hold up…

      1. I guess Ira worked up the courage to go see her and tell her about the future. Or maybe she used the time spirits to peek at the future or something.

      2. Makoto did mention that Noah would be suffering for 1,000 years when he was persuading Cain, so she probably did the assumption with that. Or maybe Makoto just outright told him off-camera after Noah deduced he was from the future.

        1. I suppose that is true… but Noah is quite the schemer. And Makoto having agreed to go back has gotten her good rewards, in other words the need for him alone to go back 1000 years has been good for her. And she showed off rewinding time for those that saw her and suffered mental damage from it (in the Highland temple where she descended). So what else is she capable of?

          I don’t know if she did something, but I think she could have. Something like creating a problem – thus creating a need for her own apostle 1000 years ago – in order to solve said problem.

          I’m not sure that’s true. I’m not even sure that Noah of present time *would* roll those particular dice – I’d like to think she’s not *quite* that selfish (anymore) and pretty attached to Makoto too. Yet I can’t totally deny the possibility either.

          That is only one possibility of many. I wait in anticipation to find out the truth.

  7. Holy fudge! so makoto is abnormal to the point of making even the mad demon lord cain looks absolutely normal?!…… should we consider the possibility that cain is going to end just like prince Leonardo and abel?

  8. Makoto: How many layers of love for lady Noah are you on?
    Cain: Like…maybe 5, or 6 right now, my dude.
    Makoto: You are like a baby. Watch this.
    Makoto: *This chapter*

  9. Thank you kami-sama.

    Well obviously someone with that kind of past would be that kind of person. So everyone what are the odds this dude is also a woman in some unexpected way. Or even in a common way like cross dresser.

  10. Thanks for the chapter.

    In this chapter, it felt like RPG skill is in effect. Imagine, going against a potential companion first that is OP as hell that it gave you a couple of tries in order to defeat him but once he joins your party, he’d be nerfed to match your strength…

    1. Sakurai isn’t nerfed though. Lucy and Aya aren’t nerfed, either.
      Practically anyone in Makoto’s harem isn’t nerfed, alongside Sakurai.

        1. It has been set in stone since the childhood incident.
          Where have you been looking at all along. He is the first member of his harem🤪🤪

  11. Thanks for the Chapter (´-﹏-`)
    Dia talking to Cain about being more dignified makes me laugh so hard lmao

  12. +affection points for cain…

    Makoto just adds anyone into his harem…

    What if bifrons was added as well…

    Also setekh seems like a candidate…


    1. It’s not, and if Cain is a girl it’s quite cruel cuz he’s been spanked by a noble everyday in the past

  13. Glad to see Makoto had enough since to arrive early also Cain you gotta shape up bud or your just gonna drag Makoto down, do you think Cain’s stats are like Makoto’s and are below average without his gear? On the plus side we dont need to worry about Noah since shes aware of Makoto’s situation but I do still want him to meet her even if for a moment as I’m still curious how diffrent she is from 1000 year later

  14. Cain is a bit of a coward, huh? He’s over-reliant on his equipment and attack out of fear more than anything. Like a yappy dog brain in a T9000 chassis.

    1. To be honest, no. I don’t think he’s that weak.
      He’s at least capable of discerning the situation and make counter measures against both Makoto and Johnny, albeit amateurish.
      However, he’s too reliant on Noah’s armor, being defense, or offense.
      In conclusion, Cain is as strong as an early mid-boss without his equipment.

    1. This chapter reinforces the fact that Cain might just be gay. That or the author will pull out an “you thought” card and make Cain a girl. Either way, harem member +1 it is!

  15. You guys, don’t be too tough on Cain!
    New just learned everything he did was for nothing, including killing countless people.
    Not only that, be actually made Noah look worse!
    Of course he’d be down.

    The armour is not wasted on him, it was made for him because of his low specs, it actually exists due to him, I think.

    I wonder if he is the husband of Anna in the future…

  16. Don’t know, Cain doesn’t look like a reliable comrade for this mission to me.. he is a bit too shocked and kind of a scaredy cat to be of some help for Makoto. Hell, if he attacks at random only because he is scared he could even be an hindrance… please, learn from your kouhai!
    And I don’t understand very well why everyone in the comments thinks he should be a girl. Because he is too feminine? I’m not sure to follow you here. To me he just seems someone lacking relational skills and a bit too wary of his surroundings. With his history I’d say that’s a matter of course.
    Also, it’s 2021, authors can also write characters that are a more complex than a bidimensional stereotype, don’t you think? Even a Japanese author… at least I hope so!

    1. You have to remember that the deep sea temple is the strongest dungeon out of all the others; it’s an end-game dungeon. Not only that, it’s guarded by a leviathan and coupled with it being underwater makes it harder. Training fanatic Makoto is the only one who can move through water that well; this common sense breaks common sense-chan.

    2. Like I mentioned before, Cain just learned everything he did, created a negative outcome even 1000 years later. That would break a person, even if he were strong.
      I mean, he practically did whatever the ones who destroyed his life did (minus the … toying around with boys I hope)
      Cain was already broken as it is.
      I think it’s actually interesting, how a broken person received a ‘thigh’ to hug, and while hugging it, can afford to blindly believe in a goal.

      It’s also possible he’s this meek only because of Makoto.
      There’s a psychological idea (forgot the name) where a person’s behavior changes in a group, according to the others.
      Let’s say there’s a joker (funny haha guy) in a group of friends, and he leaves. One of the others will slowly take on that mantle.

      Makoto is the ‘big brother’ type, that takes charge. Cain can go back to his possible pervious meek behavior.
      He is probably the first and closest thing to a friend he ever had, so he might over-rely on him.

      Anyway, I think it CAN be deeper than it seems, but it might also be super shallow. I dunno yet.

  17. I will now announce a prediction. You will need 3 or 4 apostles to open the chamber to noah sama(s bedroom)

  18. Man, what was all that nonsense about Demon Lord Cain being impossible to talk to and crazy? He certainly has poor conversation skills due to his upbringing, but clearly his kohai Takki has way less common sense than he does.

    Rather, isn’t he a bit of a scaredy cat? I mean, yeah, it’s not a bad thing for Noah’s only believer to care about his own life, but this feels more like he used his treasures as a crutch far too much.
    Should….Should Takatsuki train him? Probably…not, right?
    Come to think of it, if he just discards his armor, won’t it be safe to be seen by Abel? Even based on their names, they’re natural enemies though.

    On the plus side, hurrah, Noah knows about her next darling Apostle. Since she herself said it, Cain will absolutely have no reason to doubt that he’s from the future at this point. Rather, did she get the memo that the Devils are gonna betray her? Based on how her power is described, it sounds like they’re gonna raise the ire of someone they really don’t want to be on the bad side of.

  19. Thanks for the chapter. It seems Cain’s madness was greatly exaggerated after all. Or Makoto is so much crazier that Cain seems normal.

  20. Time of “what ifs” has come.
    What happens if Makoto frees Noah for real? What if he does so not fully, but rather re-binds her to himself in some way (think Oshino Shinobu)? What if he returns to the future – or the present, whatever – like that and two Noahs will cross? Or – my personal favorite – what if Noah was able to freely communicate with him ’cause all this time she was bound to his older self?
    Next baseless assumption.
    What happens if Abel gets killed? Rather, what happens to Anna then? What if Anna splits off? What if What if Abel and Cain aren’t called so for funsies (not that I count on that. I mean, japanese sense for foreign names is something else) and the one to die in their confrontation is Abel? What happens then to Cain is irrelevant for now, so… What if left behind Anna then says that her loved one departed because he had someone waiting for him?
    Well, yeah. I dosed off with my face on the keyboard and this happened. Also, I’m fairly certain that neither HTML nor Markdown work here, but I’ll leave it here anyways. Who understands, understands. (Can you even say it like this in english? Correct me if I’m wrong, pls)

  21. Remind me how Noah-sama ended up being imprisoned in deep sea temple pls, cuz I think there’s a plot hole here

  22. She did refuse to get banged by the Zeus-like king of the New Gods after the Old Gods were defeated if I remember correctly.

  23. Wow, this is really going rather differently than I expected. Cain is much easier to handle than I thought based on how everyone we heard from described him as irrational and crazy, impossible to talk to. Even if the requirement to be able to interact is to be acknowledged as a fellow believer, it’s still going pretty easy. Not only that, past-Noa easily accepted Makoto’s story and even knows he’s from a thousand years in the future? Just like that? Again, I was expecting it to be harder. I was fearing there’d be some painful moments of rejection and disbelief even if he has the dagger as evidence of a connection. After all, who’d believe it when some guy appears out of nowhere and goes “Ya, I’m your worshipper from the future!”. There was even some foreshadowing from Ira about Noa being much scarier in this period. Yet not only did she believe it, she even found out his origin on her own? I’m surprised at how smooth it’s going.
    I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised at how easily Cain is getting swept along in Makoto’s pace though. Pretty much everyone does after all. In the future, in the past, it’s always the same. Makoto obliviously goes at his own pace and does what he wants all carefree and everyone else gets dragged along with him. Figures even a demon lord is no different. Unfortunately, seems Cain is a bit too dependent on his gear. So good talent and basic stats, but far to used to playing in God mode? Cut through every problem with easy while nothing can hurt you, you’ll probably end up a bit weak-willed and adverse to unknown dangers. He’s also been socially isolated for a long time, so being a bit mentally unstable and insecure about himself is natural I guess? So interacting with Makoto who’s now quite confident in his own power, he can’t help but be at a disadvantage can he?
    Now, let’s see how far they can get. Will the manage to get all the way to Leviathan before hitting a wall? The worst would be if Cain fails to get through but Makoto somehow reaches the end only to fail because he doesn’t count as her worshipper anymore…….

    Thanks for the translation!

  24. Cain…is a little confused but he’s got the spirit. He could be likeable if he wasn’t the hero-killer. But well he also gone mad after years of suffering plus seeing Noah with naked eyes

  25. thanks for chap
    lol cain is really a normal and weak person when you take away his armour and helmet.I think cuz he had no one guiding him(probably noah’s mistake at that time which she corrects with mc) so he ends up getting tricked and killing ppl like a mchine bcuz he couldn’t understand them

    1. I was thinking he might be a girl, but why wouldn’t Noah say he was a man then? I do think he might attach himself to Makoto though, perhaps if Makoto saves him, He might never let go

  26. I thought it was only Ira that would be able to know the future? If she is “Our” Noah then I guess it is all good.
    Also, didn’t Abel disappear after the war? Holy Maiden Anna then? If both went away, then I wonder if she didn’t go “Perma-Anna” and go to the future with Makoto? Momo obviously didn’t though. Because Makoto knew she was needed in the past perhaps?
    I hope Anna wil come with anyway, would just be sad otherwise

  27. ah i see,so

    abel is resembling sakurai => obsessed with makoto
    cain is resembling geralt => sense of rivalry and comradery toward makoto
    johnny is resembling makoto => has harem

    honorable mention (so far no proof and just speculation);

    anna => sofia with a hint of lucy and aya combined,

    momo => leo,

    mel => sofia + noel

    dia => aya + lucy
    nevia => janet

  28. There is definitely something forced about Makoto here I think? He’s way too keen to push ahead and ignore risks or rather he seems to be losing his human sense of perspective completely? Something must be causing this…

  29. Well, they didn’t enter the dungeon, so I guess they’ll be fighting Leviathan on the way in instead of out. And winning in some plot-armory way. Maybe there’ll be a twist and Cain dies with the cover story being made later.

  30. “I look up.

    The stars in the sky are beautiful.”

    How are you able to see stars when the whole world is apparently covered with dark clouds that is not clearing up?

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