WM – Chapter 263: Demon Lord Battle 3

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◇Takatsuki Makoto’s POV◇

*Throb*

My Spirit Arm stung.

I used Clear Mind so it doesn’t show in my face, but when I think about it, I am currently using a mask.

With this, there’s no worry of being caught pushing myself here. 

I was silently relieved by this when…

“Hey.” 

Someone slapped my head.

A short girl glared at me from below, the Destiny Oracle Esther-sama—who is possessed by Ira-sama. 

“What’s the matter, Goddess Esther-sama?” (Makoto)

“Don’t act as if you are okay. You used most of your lifespan, haven’t you?” (Ira)

“““Eh?”””

Not only Anna-san and Momo who were close, but even the people around heard this, and they were making shocked faces.

“It would be useless if I were to use Spirit Magic way too conservatively that it ends up into a melee. If I am going to do it, it has to be all in.” (Makoto)

“But there’s something called limits… Well, fine. You go rest already.” (Ira)

I got some kind words from Ira-sama who went ‘hmph’ with her arms crossed, but of course I can’t do that. 

It begins for real from here on.

“In the first place, is the Demon Lord still alive?” 

“Being hit by that, there’s no way he is okay, right…?” 

“Hasn’t he been defeated with the spell of Makoto-dono?” 

I heard that noise. 

Everyone is so optimistic. 

“The Demon Lord is unscathed.” (Ira)

What Ira-sama said made everyone fall silent. 

“You can’t defeat it by just dropping a comet.” (Makoto)

The Beast King Zagan of before was an unbelievable monster.

If not for the Light Hero Sakurai-kun, we wouldn’t have been able to defeat it. 

According to the legends, Bifrons is apparently a high ranking Demon Lord even among Demon Lords.

“Right. It is as Ta—Makoto says. The battle begins from now on. Everyone, brace yourselves.” (Ira)

Everyone’s expressions turn serious at the words of the Destiny Oracle. 

“Uhmm…Master Makoto-sama, what should I do?” (Momo)

Momo tugged my sleeve.

“You stay on standby here. Mel-san and the others as well will be staying here, so act together with them please.” (Makoto)

“Are you sure I should not go too?” (Mel)

When I put Momo under the care of Mel-san, she instead asked me back.

“In terms of position, it would be bad for you as a White Dragon to go against a Demon Lord publicly, right?” (Makoto)

“Umu… But…” (Mel)

“You have helped us a lot, so it is plenty enough.” (Makoto)

I say this to Mel-san who seems to be worried.

This is something Ira-sama told me, but the Ancient Dragon Mel-san is a relative of the Dragon King Astaroth. 

Of course, Mel-san is not on the side of the Demon Lords; she has a neutral standing. 

But if she were to fight Bifrons here, she would be a complete enemy of the Demon Lords. 

I don’t want to force that onto her. 

But well, in the original history, Mel-san had her comrades killed by Cain, so she completely went hostile against the Demon Lords…

Cain was also the one who awakened Hero Abel, so he really is one war criminal…

Wait, he is from the side of Noah-sama, so he is technically a relative of mine.

“Makoto-dono, are we going to charge into the Demon Lord Castle with everyone?” (Johnny)

Johnny-san asked.

I once again tell them the plan that I have already told Ira-sama.

“The demon lord army is currently away because of the inundation. But they must be on their way back after noticing something strange is happening with that Comet Fall of before. Please make it so that they don’t rejoin with the Demon Lord. In that time, Abe—Anna-san and the others will defeat the Demon Lord.” (Makoto)

“Most of the demon lord army are undead. For them, the sunlight being back after clearing the Pitch Black Clouds is the worst kind of situation. We are at an advantage here.” (Ira)

Ira-sama complemented what I said.

That’s right, on top of the demon lord army being divided, the sunlight has weakened them.

There should be no holes in this plan. 

“Got it. I will give the orders to my comrades. But I will be going with you, Makoto-dono. I have to give  one slash at the very least onto that Demon Lord for the long years he has made my people suffer.” (Johnny)

Looks like Johnny-san plans on going with us. 

…He is also a ‘true companion’ of Hero Abel, so there’s no problem, huh. 

The Heroes Volkh-san, Julietta-san, and the others are going to charge into the Demon Lord Castle with us. 

The fighters of Laberintos will be stalling the demon lord army coming back.

If injured show up, the White Dragon-san and the Sage-sama will be using Teleport to have them withdraw. 

Esther-sama will be acting along with the White Dragon-san. 

The rough formation is something like that. 

“You seriously plan on going?” (Ira)

Looks like Ira-sama is against me charging into the Demon Lord Castle. 

“Dia is with me. I will at least try to be of use as a support.” (Makoto)

“T-That’s right! I will protect Our King!” (Dia)

“I am also here! I will protect Makoto-san from the Demon Lord!” (Anna)

Dia and Anna-san continue after my words.

I have prepared perfectly beforehand. 

There should be no problem.

And most of all…

(There’s no way…I would miss the moment Savior Abel defeats a Demon Lord!) (Makoto)

“I can hear you.” (Ira)

I was smacked. 

Looks like my mind was read.

Bluffs don’t work on Goddesses. 

“…Don’t go dying.” (Ira)

‘I can’t see your future after all’, is the whisper I hear from her. 

I nodded slightly at that.

“Please pray for our victory. Now then, everyone, let’s go.” (Makoto)

Anna-san, Johnny-san, and the Heroes nodded at my words.

And in this way, the Demon Lord subjugation unit began moving. 

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Because the surroundings of the Demon Lord Castle have been submerged, we approached it with flying magic.

I can’t use flying magic, so Anna-san is carrying me…

“Makoto-san, be careful to not fall.” (Anna)

“There’s no need to stick to me so much. I won’t be falling.” (Makoto)

“No! Come on, grab onto me more tightly!” (Anna)

Anna-san was overprotective.

“Looking at it from up-close, it is even more in tatters.” 

“I can’t see any monsters from the demon lord army.” 

Just as Julietta-san and Volkh-san said, the Demon Lord Castle has been partially destroyed from the Comet Fall, and there’s no sight of monsters around.

However, only the 1st floor of the castle has maintained its form. 

“Where should we infiltrate from, Makoto-san?” (Anna)

“…From the entrance.” (Makoto)

Before Anna-san finished speaking, I exchanged looks with Dia.

“Understood, Our King.” (Dia)

Dia approached the giant submerged entrance of the Demon Lord Castle. 

When she did, the water split and a path was slowly made. 

“Let’s go, Anna-san.” (Makoto)

“O-Okay…” (Anna)

Johnny-san and the other Heroes landed in front of the castle’s entrance after us. 

An iron door that’s big enough that even a dragon could enter. 

It is tightly closed. 

While I was thinking about how to open it…

*…Gigigigigi*

The giant door slowly opened. 

“Looks like they are inviting us in.” (Johnny)

Johnny-san unhesitantly steps in. 

I follow after. 

“P-Please wait!” (Anna)

Anna-san and the others chase after us. 

The corridor inside the castle is dark, and the only thing illuminating the floor were the lights of the candles. 

Only the clanging sounds of our footsteps were ringing eerily. 

“Despite the magic of Makoto-dono making a direct hit, the inside is strangely fine.” (Johnny)

Johnny-san muttered.

“Maybe there was a barrier?” (Makoto)

I checked with Night Vision, and I couldn’t see traces of destruction from the floor and the walls. 

Now that I look closely, it is a quite well decorated building made of marble. 

We advance carefully through the corridor of this solemn building. 

There would be gargoyles in the middle of the corridor, and iron armor monsters attacking us, but Johnny-san and the other Heroes cut them all down. 

I was expecting us to be surrounded by an army of monsters, but nothing of the sort happened. 

This is pretty lacking for monsters protecting the Demon Lord Castle. 

There’s a giant hall at the end of the long corridor. 

There’s stairs at the innermost part of it with a platform, and at the center of it, there’s the throne

An empty throne that no one’s sitting on.

“There’s no one here…” 

“Don’t lower your guard.” 

We survey our surroundings on high alert.

“Could it be that the Demon Lord isn’t present?” 

“According to Esther-sama, he should be here though…” 

“Then there’s no mistake. Let’s search.” 

Is there really no mistake? 

We are talking about Ira-sama here. I feel like she might accidentally mess up…

(You can’t trust me?!) (Ira)

Looks like she heard me. 

We arrived at what looks like the throne room, but the Demon Lord is not here, you know? 

(Search properly! He is definitely here today.) (Ira)

Can’t be helped.

Let’s explore this suspicious hall…just when I thought that…

“…So noisy.” 

Despite that voice being by no means loud, it rang clearly in my ears.

I direct my gaze to where that voice came from. 

At the place we looked up at…

At the throne that was empty just a few moments ago…there was a tall and lean man sitting there, looking down at us with a cold gaze.

I could hear someone gulping.

The air around turned heavy in an instant. 

No one asked who he was.

Also, this is my second time meeting him.

At the Demon Lord Grave where I was in before at Spring Log. 

I have spoken to this man in the future.

—Immortal King Bifrons.

The Demon Lord that rules over the West Continent was sitting on the throne.

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110 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 263: Demon Lord Battle 3

    1. “Don’t act as if you are okay. You used most of your lifespan, haven’t you?” (Ira)
      Isn’t that bad ?

      ““The Demon Lord is unscathed.” (Ira)”
      So Bifrons is unscathed ? Well, the comet only aimed at destroying the castle, so I suppose it is normal.

      “(There’s no way…I would miss the moment Savior Abel defeats a Demon Lord!) (Makoto)
      “I can hear you.” (Ira)
      I was smacked.
      Looks like my mind was read.
      Bluffs don’t work on Goddesses.
      “…Don’t go dying.” (Ira)
      ‘I can’t see your future after all’, is the whisper I hear from her. ”
      Gamer brain as usual.

      ““Makoto-san, be careful to not fall.” (Anna)
      “There’s no need to stick to me so much. I won’t be falling.” (Makoto)
      “No! Come on, grab onto me more tightly!” (Anna)”
      Grab her more tightly, Makoto ! Might as well grab her breasts “accidentally” . ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

      Anna-san was overprotective.
      “Is there really no mistake?
      We are talking about Ira-sama here. I feel like she might accidentally mess up…
      (You can’t trust me?!) (Ira)
      Looks like she heard me.
      We arrived at what looks like the throne room, but the Demon Lord is not here, you know?
      (Search properly! He is definitely here today.) (Ira)”
      Ira-chan, the Divine Disappointment, is cute. So unreliable, but cute.

      “—Immortal King Bifrons.
      The Demon Lord that rules over the West Continent was sitting on the throne.”
      The battle against Bifrons ? This time, it will definitely be decent fight.

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      1. Makoto “accidentally” groping Anna may become a possibility in the later chaps due to his airheaded gigolo powers. Hopefully it happens though, I want to see some carnage involving Makoto 🤣🤣.

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      2. Rather, Makoto is an indecisive herbivore. He should do lewd things every now and then. Like when he accidentally groped the breasts of Furiae, accidentally made Sofia kiss him or accidentally Charmed Lucy and Aya to push him down.

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      3. Actually, it is because Makoto doesn’t intend to seduce girls that he end up seducing them. He seduces girls without aiming for it. A genius womanizer indeed.

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      4. The word “talent” is an understatement. In fact, I wonder if all the potential in his stats went to boost his womanizing abilities lol.

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      5. If he grabbed accidentally, I can see Anna bragging to Dia and Momo about being Makoto’s first (in a weird way) with how those 3 are.

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    1. “Don’t act as if you are okay. You used most of your lifespan, haven’t you?” (Ira)
      “““Eh?”””
      As expected, his lifespan is quite low now. Quite a dangerous bet, I wonder what his plan is…

      “Makoto-san, be careful to not fall.” (Anna)
      “There’s no need to stick to me so much. I won’t be falling.” (Makoto)
      “No! Come on, grab onto me more tightly!” (Anna)
      Anna-san was overprotective.
      Quite creative of you Anna. Are you another Janet? She’s not overprotective of you Makoto! She’s seducing you!

      Is there really no mistake? 
      We are talking about Ira-sama here. I feel like she might accidentally mess up…
      Our boiiii asked it. BIG FLAG ALERT!!!! Something will happen!

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      1. Oh, something will happen alright. When Makoto mentioned how “perfect” his preparation was, we know that that’s already a flag in the making.

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      2. In that way, he is quite similar to Ira. The only difference is that Makoto somehow manages to go through the unexpected events and succeeds unlike Ira.

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      3. That shows their capability with the unexpected. Makoto wouldn’t really care since he’s got gamer brains and is the unexpected himself while Ira… yeah let’s leave it at that.

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      4. I actually find the trip down into the demonlord’s crypt suspicious. Doesn’t Anna/Albel light power’s need direct sunlight to work? So not busting open the crypt from the outside just deprives him/her of her ability to contribute to the fight…

        As for Makoto using up lifespan, its kind of a non-factor, he just spent a few weeks down in the great undersea dungeon and racked up a hundred year life span. So at this point Makoto just treats it as another resource as he can always just get more.

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  1. At least he didn’t say “historic moment” otherwise I would’ve wanted Ira to give him another smack.
    Since he’s already changed so much history already.

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      1. It depends on how Eir spends those sacrificed souls. Considering she got them out of nowhere at that point in time, she might not be able to use it well.

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  2. Thanks for the chap, damn it’s raining here and I’m still sleepy.

    We are talking about Ira-sama here. I feel like she might accidentally mess up…
    (You can’t trust me?!) (Ira)

    Well, your credibility is pretty much low today ira. So do your best to gain favor from makoto~

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  3. Maybe I’m hoping for too much, but it seems like because she can’t see his future, and she does like him a little, Ira is paying far closer attention to Makoto than she would to anyone else.

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  4. And now, my expectation is rising unexpectedly because of the sooooooooooo goooooooooooood development on this arc.

    Knowing that there were a couple of chapters left and we will be left on the side of the road because we will be a victim of the cliffhanger so soon…

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  5. >> “There’s no need to stick to me so much. I won’t be falling.” (Makoto)
    >> “No! Come on, grab onto me more tightly!” (Anna)
    >> Anna-san was overprotective.

    Anna taking advantage of the situation…

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  6. Tactical error – They should have stayed outside the castle so Anna could take advantage of the infinite light mana to bombard Bifrons. What good does clearing away the clouds do if you’re going to walk into the monster’s den like that?

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    1. Anna’s Light Hero Skill isn’t the same as Sakurai’s.
      Remember that she did train in the temple and the most she can do is use the Light Sword for a few seconds or so she says. Not that she can maintain it as long as she is under the sun. Meaning that maybe she still can’t convert the sunlight into mana. The story does say that the Savior doesn’t awaken till the mid stage.
      They don’t have a method to bombard the castle any further aside from Makoto. But that Makoto is drained right now.
      Anyways, there might be a reason why they have to do so.

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      1. Sure, but she couldn’t even use her sword without sunlight at that point and she has had half a year’s training since then. I’d still give Light Sword better odds for breaching the castle than the comet just because the comet is a wide area siege attack, not a god rank spell. I think this is more Makoto rushing in to dangerous situations RPG player style. That’s how the game goes, right? You fight the demon lord in his castle.

        Also yeah, I’m wondering how Makoto plans to restrain Bifrons now. Best comedy option – Bifrons tries to move using mist teleport.
        Do you want your vampire scrambled, or sunny side up? Mist-er potato head. I’ll let myself out.

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      2. Anna probably can’t spam Light Sword and can’t use it at long distance. Also, using Light Sword should be a trump card. Using it just to breach the castle would be a waste. It would just inform Bifrons that the enemy has an attack able to kill him in one strike and Bifrons could just runaway if he needs to do so.

        Makoto would probably said this :
        Makoto: YOU FELL FOR IT FOOL! THUNDER CROSS SPLIT ATTACK!
        😂😂😂

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  7. He used up most of his lifespan for that attack? Meh, he can just regain it back like he’s been doing all this time. His HP is basically just another mana bar for Makoto or like a gauge for him to use his ultimate moves.

    Oh so Mel is related to Astaroth? Either Astaroth will be a sibling or a parent. Personally I’d hope Astaroth is Mel’s older or younger sister just so they can say, “I won’t hand over my Onee-chan/my imouto to you!” to Makoto.

    I think we all know the real reason why Anna wants Makoto to hold on more tightly ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Makoto is kinda surprised they aren’t encountering as much resistance as he thought. I guess he forgot he chucked a COMET at the castle. Most enemies in the castle probably died because of the comet. Well that and the remaining enemies that they encountered afterwards have probably filled up a bit of Makoto’s lifespan. Of course Bifrons would remain unscathed though. I wonder if Makoto will blow his cover and start referring to the time he killed Bifrons in the future because he forgot that this is the past?

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    1. Astaroth sounds like a male for me so I think think he will be a overly doting parent or a siscon and says I wont hand my daughter/sister to you! and then Mel proceeding saying I hate you father/brother then he will flip and challenge Makoto to hand over Mel then getting his ass served

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  8. Yeah! He should hold Abe- err… Anna more tightly!

    That person in the hall must be the Demon Lord. The final battle is upon them.

    Thank you for the chapter Reigokai!
    Miss you.

    Your sincerely,
    Truck-kun.
    Parked outside your house,
    Boulevard of Lunatics,
    Isekai.

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  9. I didn’t like Ira at the beginning, but the more she appears, the more I like her, while she increased in my waifu ranking, Momo decreased. Now, next to Makoto x Noah, Ira x Makoto is my second favorite ship

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  10. Thanks for the chapter~!
    Yeah the demon king were OP af, they ain’t a pushover. Getting Nuked by a meteor and still alive? They really do have 99% def against anything non-holy.

    Also, cute Makoto-ira shenanigans as always.

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  11. Ira is doing a good job, keeping Makoto from sacrificing his lifespan without anyone knowing. If he doesn’t at least have to worry about worrying those close to him and being nagged about it, he might really carelessly use it all up without noticing. He takes it way too lightly without Noa there to put the brakes on him.

    Now that he mentions how he met Bifrons before in the future, that was another case where he seemed to recognise Makoto. Though he dismissed it when Makoto reveals he’s Noa’s apostle and a country appointed hero, saying “that guy wasn’t a hero”. Even if his memory was scrambled and his mind was degrading, that instant recognition is hard to mistake.
    Seems like yet more evidence that what Makoto is doing is what really happened in the past from the start, rather than what Ira said about him completely changing things. Either there’s something that she doesn’t know, or she’s part of a plan to fool him. Possibly so he does what he wants without feeling restrained to keep things accurate to history? I guess we’ll find out eventually.

    Thanks for the translation!

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  12. Ira…keep your flirting to a minimum, yeah?

    Alrighty. Time for the boss fight. Tactically speaking, most of the mooks are being left to the non-legendary party, which is nice and simple.

    He’s probably grumpy about the giant comet. And the sun. It’s really just not his day today. I assume the plan is to wear him down until Abel can cut him down.

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