WM – Chapter 265: Demon Lord Battle 5

The big black scythe of Bifrons cuts the wind. 

There were more than ten metres of distance between Bifrons and us. 

There’s no doubt we were outside the attack range. 

And yet, I had a bad feeling.

“Evade!” (Johnny)

Johnny-san shouts.

“Makoto-san!” (Anna)

My arm was pulled to a painful extent along with the scream of Anna-san. 

The next instant, a black something passed by in front of us. 

A few strands of my hair flew in the air.

“Eh?” (Makoto)

A giant blade had gouged out the floor where I was standing at just a few moments ago.

If I had stood there without any care, I would have been split in two. 

“Hooh…you managed to avoid that?” (Bifrons)

The Demon Lord Bifrons said this as if impressed. 

Just what in the world was that attack just now…?

I couldn’t see that blade wave at all.

We can’t approach him carelessly.

While we were observing the state, the Demon Lord spoke.

“That attack just now was a blade wave of mana that was sent flying with Teleport. It is a sword spell that a Hero of some era was using as their trump card. Humans think of interesting things. I don’t mind you people imitating it, you know.” (Bifrons)

He himself revealed the trick! 

So this is what leisure is, huh.

“I’m going.” (Johnny)

Johnny-san must have felt it was pointless to take distance, he unsheathed his katana and lunged at the Demon Lord.

“I will assist you, Chief!” (Julietta)

The elf Julietta-san also follows.

“Red haired elf, good swordsmanship. Young elf woman, you could have reached master level if you had 10 more years. What a waste. It is a shame that I can’t make Heroes into my familiars.” (Bifrons)

The Demon Lord does pointless talk as he avoids the fierce attacks of the two with ease. 

“I will buy time together with Johnny-san and Julietta-san. You continue the plan together with Volkh-san please, Makoto-san.” (Anna)

Anna-san also rushed towards the Demon Lord.

…If possible, I wanted Anna-san to stay in the backlines.

But she must have felt we have no leeway to reserve our forces. 

Then, I will do what I can. 

“Volkh-san!” (Makoto)

“Got it, Makoto-dono!” (Volkh)

Volkh-san and I prepare for the next spell as planned.

“Kaaaaah!” 

Mana gathers in the magic sword of Vokh-san.

I myself am not simply watching. 

“Lend me your strength, Spirit-sans.” (Makoto)

Water Spirits gather at my call. 

It would be faster if I were to ask Dia, but my lifespan has decreased drastically because of the Comet Fall of before. 

Asking her anymore would be difficult. 

“Hm? Is the Undine not going to fight, Masked Boy?” (Bifrons)

The Demon Lord spoke here with a disappointed expression as he evades the fierce attacks of Johnny-san and the two Heroes. 

Julietta-san was frowning. 

“I am the type that saves his trump card, you see. What about you? Aren’t you going to use those red magic circles?” (Makoto)

I answered the conversation of the Demon Lord to buy time. 

Of course, I continue gathering mana with the Water Spirits. 

And most of all, the presence of the red magic circles surrounding the Demon Lord that continue to grow in numbers for a while now is ominous. 

The blade wave teleport combo of before is most likely unrelated to this. 

It seems to be a bigger spell than that, but I can’t tell what it is. 

I don’t think he will tell me, but I wanted to at least get a hint. 

“This spell takes time. I will unveil it later… Fufu, this is my first time using this spell too, you see.” (Bifrons)

So he really does have a spell he hasn’t shown yet. 

He has a tone as if he were having a casual talk, but even in the midst of this conversation, the swordsmanship of Johnny-san and his rain of magic arrows, the high speed thrusts of the Wood Hero-san, and the continuous slashes of the Light Hero-san were not working at all.

The Demon Lord is clearly not being serious. 

I don’t know the reason as to why, but every single second of this will be our lifeline. 

(Volkh-san…can you do it?) (Makoto)

(Yeah, it is okay.) (Volkh)

Volkh-san and I communicate with our eyes.

“Disperse!” (Johnny)

Johnny-san noticed our intent, and ordered Julietta-san and Anna-san. 

The two quickly obey. 

“Fumu, what will you be showing me?” (Bifrons)

Bifrons was looking over here as if interested. 

“Uoooooooooooh!!” (Volkh)

Volkh-san shoots a sword magic wave to the ceiling

“Water Magic: [Comet Fall].” (Makoto)

I match that and drop the second Comet Fall of the day.

I didn’t borrow the power of a Great Water Spirit, so it is drastically weaker than the one of before, but the objective this time around is just to destroy the upper area of the castle. 

We should be able to make a big hole if I match my attack with Volkh-san. 

The words of Ira-sama resurface in my mind.

“Bifrons has overcome his weaknesses after many years. ‘Fragrance’, ‘Running Water’, ‘Silver’, ‘Oil and Fire’…most of those are ineffective against that Demon Lord… But only the light of the sun is different. That alone you can’t overcome as long as you are an undead. You understand what you should do, right?” (Ira)

The words that Ira-sama said as she looked at the warriors of Laberintos. 

We made a plan with that as the guideline. 

For the first phase, I blew away the Pitch Black Clouds temporarily with my Spirit Magic.

I wanted to destroy the Demon Lord Castle completely with that if possible, but I couldn’t.

Bifrons is inside the Demon Lord Castle, so we have no choice but to bring him out in order to have him be hit by the light of the sun. 

But that would be difficult. 

Then, what if we pinpoint the location of the Demon Lord and destroy the ceiling of that place? 

The king of the undead will be exposed to the sunlight. 

It is a simple plan, but there were no other better ideas. 

The Demon Lord is currently isolated, and the subordinate monsters are being stalled by the sunlight, the warriors of Laberintos, and the Iron Hero-san, so they can’t come help the Demon Lord. 

Mel-san and the Ancient Dragons along with Momo are providing them support. 

It is okay. It is going well. 

(Right, Ira-sama?) (Makoto)

I don’t hear the voice of Ira-sama who is normally noisy with her thought transmissions. 

That had me a bit uneasy. 

Mel-san is protecting her, so I think it should be okay though.

*BOOM!*

An explosive sound resonated on the second floor

The sound of the impact from Volkh-san’s sword magic and the sound of my Spirit Magic having penetrated the Demon Lord Castle. 

The ground shook violently, and the walls and ceiling came crashing down. 

The surroundings were clouded because of the dust. 

“Be careful, Makoto-san!” (Anna)

Anna-san readied her sword as if protecting me. 

“Wind Spirits.” (Johnny)

The cloud of dust was instantly cleared up by Johnny-san. 

I could also see the Wood Hero-san and Earth Hero-san a few ways away. 

They are all okay. 

At that moment, I could tell that the asphyxiating air inside the Demon Lord Castle had air from the outside cut through it. 

Wind blows inside the Demon Lord Castle. 

A giant air hole had been opened on the ceiling. 

“We did it!” (Julietta)

The voice of Julietta-san resonates. 

I was about to pump my fist too…but then I noticed something was off

We are currently in midday. 

We chose the Demon Lord subjugation to be at the time slightly before the sun was at its highest. 

It still hasn’t even been 1 hour since we charged into the Demon Lord Castle. 

That’s why, if we destroy the ceiling, sunlight should have come in.

And yet, the light coming in is far weaker than expected. 

(The Pitch Black Clouds have come back…?) (Makoto)

The Immortal King that specializes in regeneration. 

So the red magic circles of before were for that! 

I looked up to confirm…and my mind went blank for a second. 

(…Eh? …Why?) (Makoto)

What did I mess up? 

“No way…” (Anna)

The dumbfounded voice of Anna-san reached my ears. 

At the other side of the hole made in the Demon Lord Castle…

The sky that could be seen there…had a beautiful full moon displayed.

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103 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 265: Demon Lord Battle 5

    1. Ooh, the battle right now is on fire, As expected this is undoubtedly the most difficult battle than Makoto had before. Now without Noah on his side can he manage to win against a demon lord by himself? this biffrons guy certainly a high-rank demon lord.

      The sky that could be seen there…had a beautiful full moon displayed.

      I had a bad feeling about this, could it be this guy could change the day into night? wasn’t that kind of magic is outrageous?

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      1. Usage of magic proficiency gained over a million years probably. Lol, we underestimated Bifrons too much. I’m getting scared now for when they fight the other demon lords and especially, Iblis.

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      2. How can they win without the Light Hero ? The situation seems hopeless now.
        Makoto can’t do anything. He has spent most of his lifespan after all.

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      3. Maybe retreat? But that seems unlikely… Time spirits to turn back the day seems possible. Maybe he can see them now after 6 months of training?

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      4. Oh we dont know about ehether he can do anything or not right?
        He was simply shocked. From here on you will most likely witness his madness at its finest. Atleast that is what i hope we will see🤔🤔

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      5. On the plus side although both us readers and Mokoto severely underestimated Bifrons we also know that he is basically among the top of the demon lords so if they can beat him most of them should be more then manageable, and dont forget the original timeline still pulled this off with less members and less preparation so there is definitely a way

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      6. Well, Iblis power was mentioned on another dimension, but still could be defeated. I expect that Makoto could at least use god rank magic when fighting against Iblis. Seeing to people throwing god rank magic on each other is really makes me tremble in joy. It’ll be very epic battle.

        And in regarding the current battle, i also think that Makoto will use time magic to reverse the night back to day. Or maybe there’s another method? Well, anna being useless is kinda bad since she needs to develop for fighting against iblis later.

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      7. It is getting more and more tougher from here on out. Bifrons is still yet to be serious. Damn what’s gonna happen.

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      8. I get the feeling that it’s more likely the moment they stepped into his castle, he put them under a spell that morphed their sense of time, so they did not notice that it was already night time.

        That would make more sense that him changing day into night.

        Alternatively, the Moon Oracle is helping them and somehow summoning the moon and night in midday.

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      9. This battle is really tough, remember they won’t defeat bifrons completely, they should seal him…
        But I’m guessing Makoto will do something really crazy and really stupid. Maybe he will even die, doing it? Remember that the legend say that Anna has an incredible healing ability, she can even use the resurrection spell, but we haven’t see that yet. That makes me wonder..

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      10. When in trouble synchronization. I wonder if he will use synchronization with Anna (use her ultimate attack without light or connect to Athena?) Or maybe with Ira (somehow change fate?). It probably wouldn’t work with Mel or Momo (as synchronization with a dragon or vampire shouldn’t help on this situation). I doubt he will do it with the male ccharacters ether.

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      11. technically speaking, moonlight is still sunlight, so with sufficient concentration, they may be able to still do something.

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    2. It’s just me that is thinking about the Leviathan and Lord Cain? After all, Cain have the whole god tier set and it seems like Leviathan also have a quite bit of power. We still don’t know what sort of promise they made.

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    1. Ira-chan failed again ! We all saw this coming !
      “The sky that could be seen there…had a beautiful full moon displayed.”
      The situation is really bad. Now, Anna can’t use her Light Sword Skill anymore.

      A vampire under full moon, huh.

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    1. Huh, I’m pretty early this time.

      Great chapter! I really can’t see how they are going to defeat the demon lord, way to op

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  1. Thank you for the Chapter Reigokai! Your hard work is always greatly appreciated.

    Back just for a day I fear, can’t escape the obligations of outside life I’m afraid.

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  2. Lmao, wtf just happened. So the moon is back and can demon lords just do that easily? Bifrons is op asf and without the help of the sun, Anna might as well be useless against him. How will they defeat him now?

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  3. I looked up to confirm…and my mind went blank for a second.

    (…Eh? …Why?) (Makoto)

    What did I mess up?

    “No way…” (Anna)

    The dumbfounded voice of Anna-san reached my ears.
    At the other side of the hole made in the Demon Lord Castle…
    The sky that could be seen there…had a beautiful full moon displayed.

    Biffrons literally just change the time between day and night as expected of the ruler of West continent. How will our Makoto would take his comeback? Probably using time spirits? Or maybe Anna just suddenly buffed up after Makoto getting injured.

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      1. Damn it!!
        Just ignore the comment above ⬆️
        I thought it was just an eclipse.
I don’t think he can actually play an ocarina or something and make it day or night, so what exactly did he do? or rather how?

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      2. His magic may have reached this point after a million years. His proficiency based on just this feat seems to be higher than Makoto. We underestimated Bifrons too much.

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      3. Well Biffrons even said it’s the first time he tried that magic and we didn’t know all the details of the magic except there’s a beautiful red moon , probably like those blood moon that gives buffs to undeads?

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  4. Demon Lord Zagan is strong af, but compared to Demon Lord Bifrons it was totally different. didnt Bifrons power is too op? then how strong is Astaroth and Iblis?
    The table have been turned, i want to know how they will manage to beat Bifrons. i hope its not plot armor XD

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  5. Ah so this is the time Makoto will do something that even an old demon lord like Bifrons would call Lunacy. As everyone here knows, Makoto defies common sense and what’s more is that he is being cornered right now.

    If Makoto can’t be a Water Spirit King, I would like to see him a Water Spirit Prince. Better yet Water Spirit God pffft

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    1. it’s tough, but makoto has several choices:
      1. Calling the spirit of time and change the time to day time.
      2. transforming to spirit mode and control the time.
      3. transforming to spirit mode and using rpg player to reroute sunlight with water lenses to the battlefield.
      4. synchronizing with the goddess Ira & using god magic to cahnge the time.
      5. even better: calling the spirit of the sun (if exists) and kill biffrons himself.

      personally, I think it will be no.3.

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  6. Thanks for the chapter 😀
    I don’t wanna be a dick but uh…
    How exactly did the original timeline win this fight?
    Bifrons seems overpowered to the point of invincibility

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      1. There has been no change to his strength, the only change is he has been made aware that one of them can threaten him where as in the original he likely saw them as nothing special allowing Abel to surprise him with the light hero skill

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  7. This fight is just getting started. It is getting good though. You know that crazy bastard will pull something out of the air. Thanks for the chapter, Reigokai.

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  8. Thanks for the chapter!

    Holy crap, Bifrons is strong as shit. Idek how they beat him in the original timeline. I’m looking forward to seeing how Makoto gets himself out of this one. The only way I can think of is maybe luring him outside and then synchronizing with Ira to turn back time or something.

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  9. Bruh, if makoto goes back to the future after all this fight in the past, how much of an outeageous being will he turn on in? I mean, he will nedd strength to at least support anna in her foght agains’t iblis, sooo, maybe super strong spirit god form instead of spirit king?

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  10. I shouldn’t have read this chapter. I’m not in the mood for cliffhangers today, I feel like actually breaking something now.

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  11. Eh? The hell kinda weakness is “fragrance”? The other weaknesses I understand since those are traditional vampire weaknesses but I’ve never heard of fragrance being one. So, what, does that mean Bifrons was originally weak to AXE body spray?

    So he can turn day into night? That reminds me of something similar happening in Nanatsu no Taizai where the demon Chandler brought True Night to get rid of the sun so Escanor couldn’t power up.

    Anyways Makoto should just pull a DBZ and blow up the moon. If Roshi and Piccolo could do it then he should do it too. Make Ira deal with the aftermath of no moon >.>

    But seriously how the hell did they defeat Bifrons in the first timeline? He was the first Demon Lord to fall in the original timeline but here he kinda seems like he might be the strongest Demon Lord excluding Iblis. Is this like one of those new game+ where the bosses get stronger during subsequent playthroughs? I am honestly starting to think that RPG Player is the cause of this and the original timeline was Makoto’s first playthrough and now he’s doing a new game+ to try and get the true ending.

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    1. I think fragrance is in relation to the legend of garlic repelling vampires, as for Bifrons insane power I think Abel in the original timeline caught him by surprise with the hero skill as there was practically no knowledge of the light hero at the time but this time somone warned Bifrons about it he so he was alert for it this time

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    2. I reckon that in the original timeline, the heroes minus Abel were all killed but not captured on their first attempt, Abel escaped and picked up Momo along the way, and Cain chased Abel back to Laberintos to slaughter the rest.

      This left the Hero’s party united. They went and trained with a vengeful fervor, then took Bifrons down before he could go all-out due to the Light Hero skill catching him by surprise.

      Though Takki might be in here somewhere anyway. Hmm.

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  12. I guess waiting half a year after showing yourself in mom country wasn’t that bright. I guess the moon oracle taught him that spell?

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  13. “We did it!” (Julietta)
    …..and we got a flagbearer.
    Hm… Moon Queen? Or local time accel? If it is Moon Queen then she just created the reason why Moon Country will be ruined….
    If it was time magic then Divine Disapointment is up for serious scolding. For excessive incompetence

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  14. Holy shit we underestimated Bifrons, both Makoto and us readers. Hmm the fact that Makoto cant contact Ira and the sudden change to a moonlit sky I wonder if it’s actually something like a barrier/separate space rather then changing day to night, after all hes had hundreds of thousands of years to develop and lay down spells in his domain and in most stories a Magician is strongest on their home turf due to this fact.

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  15. I understand all of those weakness Bifrons should have, and would be utilized by humans… But, why not sacrificial technique? Can he protect his soul from that..?
    Simply due to the future? Just bury a fake monster or something, no one was hurt in the future ordeal anyway.

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  16. Showoff. Bifrons doesn’t even need to fight them here. He could just teleport away.

    I wonder if that teleport mana blade Bifrons showed off could be used with the light sword skill. Just have Anna find a sunny spot and go full laser sniper.

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      1. Last we checked it was consistent, but conditional under the light of the sun. That was half a year ago. Not saying she should do that NOW though, I’m speaking strictly hypothetical future laser sniping not “she should go master a new skill in the middle of this fight right now”. For this fight. . . idk. Flee in terror?

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  17. Well, this isn’t going well. Which is good. Like I said, Makoto has had it too easy since going to the past. A demon lord should be a terrifying opponent and with such an obvious as heck weakness, there’s absolutely no way he himself was aware of it. He’d have to be an idiot not to have a countermeasure.
    As for what he did? I’m betting destiny magic. Namely time manipulation. If Makoto can accelerate just his mind, then someone like Bifrons with overwhelming mana who’s had all the time in the world to maximise his destiny magic proficiency should be able to effect everything within a limited area. He just did the opposite and decelerated time in the throne room. So from the moment those red magic circles activated, he was slowing things down while time outside moved normally until midnight. It’s the most logical explanation I can think of.
    This situation is enough to demoralise even Makoto a bit. Now let’s see what he does…….

    Thanks for the translation!

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  18. Thanks for the chapter! Bifrons’ move was very shocking, changing day into night like that. Now that they can’t use their trump card, the Hero party is in a tough spot. Perhaps Makoto will synchronize with Ira and accelerate time to turn night into day once again?

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  19. It may not be anywhere close to his water magic, but he’s had a half year to train his new magic attributes. I imagine they’ll play a role.

    I’m imagining near-full spirit form and creating massive lenses to bend the light of the sun around the earth, but… That would kill him right now. Might be ok if he sacrificed his non-crucial comrades with the forbidden technique lol… I don’t think that is going to happen. Offering Bifron’s soul would be tremendous merit, but it means he has to deal the final blow and he only gets one shot before dying.

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  20. I’m still bothered by the core of Bifrons that makoto get from 1.000 years in the future. can someone tell me what happen to it since i kinda forget about it.

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  21. On one hand, that’s not good.
    On the other, this is how a demon lord battle should be, shouldn’t it? Like you’re in a sinking ship trying to bail out water while rushing to make it to shore.

    Hmm. What could he have done? Fast-forwarding time in the world seems too big-scale, even for a million year vampire. I’d have an easier time believing he just changed the weather. I doubt he summoned the moon to create an eclipse because, firstly, that would leave a lot of sunlight, and secondly, that’s Naia’s turf.

    Or maybe, instead of speeding up time, he created a bubble where time was either really slow or straight up in stasis for 12 hours. That would explain why Ira wasn’t responding-she lost contact with the heroes and everyone retreated to regroup. It would also explain the lack of reinforcements.
    Oooh. Or maybe we’re getting something akin to Asora where he pulled his “body”-along with everyone in it-into a subspace where there simply is no sun.

    If it’s the time bubble, I think we just found our ticket back to the present.

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  22. Thanks for the chapter! ^^
    Did he teleport them on the other side of the planet alongside the castle with his magic or maybe in his own pocket dimension? x)
    Wonder if Makoto will somehow find a way to use light spirits to bypass the lack of sun to weaken Bifrons and power up Anna.

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