Chapter 61: Hereafter

Reigokai: Fukkaaatsuuuu!

I am finally back everyone buahahahaaha!! Nothing to say but enjoy this chapter and this marks the official stop of the “hiatus” lol😛


 

Tomoe is in front of me right now. Mio is also here. Shiki is also here. The dwarf elder is here. Ema is here. The Lizard captain and the Arke are here as well.

When I say Shiki, I am talking about Lich.  As soon as I returned here, I gave him a fitting dog name to him who was waiting worriedly in front of the closed mist gate.

It’s not the Shiki from corpse okay? Nor Shiki from ceremony. It’s the Shiki from knowledge. <Knowledge is written Chishiki which he took the last character Shiki>

It’s already been one day since my ‘first experience’.

After that, I returned to Asora like nothing happened. As if nothing, but well, the inside of me was a complete mess though.

I cried for quite a while and I didn’t want to show them my swollen face, so it took me a bit of time to return.

And so, I thought about a lot of things. About what would happen from now on. These two days were that kind of period for me.

Well, that place which was swallowed by the mist was no doubt an Asora, but that was Tomoe’s power. Regarding that, I will confirm it later.

We were all gathered at my house. At the large room which Ema told me she planned to use as a meeting place.

By the way, one part of the room is not yet finished, or more like one part is in a completed state. I don’t really want to think about how big it would be if this were finished. I am a Japanese and a plebeian after all.

When I check the state of everyone that was around the giant table, my facial expression turned stiffer.

From the start, we were reunited here to discuss something important, so there was tension in everyone’s’ expressions, but the change in my aspect made their atmosphere turn even tenser.

“In the other day’s case, an orc as well as Tomoe’s body portion… died” (Makoto)

“…”

“We have already done a departed soul banquet and have also apologized about that case, but the number one reason lies in me. I totally took the wrong way of dealing with those three” (Makoto)

Departed soul banquet. In other words, a funeral.

It was a case where there were no traces of him left, but we did as what the orc and lizard warriors do to mourn their comrades, light a fire and do a banquet. With his death, they told me about it and we did this for the first time.

I really feel bad about the first victim happening because of my own blunder. I lowered my head uncountable times in front of his family and orcs.

Tomoe also lost her body portion and received an injury, regarding that I lowered my head as well, but she didn’t seem to take it well and had an unpleased expression. She did accept my apology though. I was also told that there was no need for me to go directly to the orcs bereaved family.

But this is my own way of closing things after all. Not because I chose it to be, it was just because of my carelessness that a life was lost.

If in the future they are forced to a fight because of the results of my own decision, at that time, I will not apologize individually.

I will have them follow me. And the dead will be mourned with the departed souls’ banquet. I have decided on that. This is for the sake of not breaking if a friend dies in the future.

“… Regarding this town’s relationship with hyumans, it was too optimistic. They are adventurers and there are some that have considerable ability. I wasn’t even seeing them as a threat and didn’t deal with them. For them, this town is a clear foreign body and we should make sure this doesn’t happen in the future” (Makoto)

I temporarily stop my words and look around, everyone was shaking their heads vertically.

“First of all, the highland orcs. Ema, I am thinking about strictly choosing the scope where the hyumans will be guided and can act. No, I will say this clearly. I want to create a separate area where we will be guiding them” (Makoto)

“Create… an area? Of course, if it is Misumi-sama’s direction we will follow, but I don’t understand the meaning too well…” (Ema)

“Okay. In simpler words, at the borders of this lands we will construct another barrier and have it isolated. I want you to create a small town there where the adventurers will be guided into” (Makoto)

“A town inside a town?” (Ema)

In other words, I want them to make a fake town and accompany the hyumans. What we need is a certain extent of materials to create a state where money is circulated in Tsige and the base. It’s not like I am seriously trying to make them have a cultural interchange with them after all.

“That’s right. And the people that will be entering it, no matter if it’s you guys, or the lizards, or dwarfs; make sure it is someone that has decent strength. I will have Tomoe bring the adventurers in, so we will have them think that is the whole mirage town” (Makoto)

Ema seems to be convinced and nods. Looks like she understood what I was trying to say. For the sake of avoiding any damage on the people that have no power, I will have people that have enough ability engage them.

“Doing that, the weak and young ones will be able to avoid the adventurers, is what you are trying to say right? Also, rotating with the ones that have ability to deal with them, no, we will be actively seeking for high levels to look after them” (Ema)

“That’s right. I think we will be diverging from the current plans, but I want to prioritize this one” (Makoto)

“No problem. There are no specific designations for the sections right?” (Ema)

“Of course, I don’t mind you doing it however you please” (Makoto)

Ema smiles as if satisfied. I am grateful for Ema, who even after she lost a comrade, she still interacts with me like always. I am truly grateful. I still don’t know in which direction the current town will be going into. The best option should be to leave it to her. Also, Tomoe can’t make a clone anytime soon after all.

“The next is about the elder dwarfs” (Makoto)

“Yes”

The elder and Beren are present.

“First of all, I have something I want to tell you guys” (Makoto)

“……”

The two of them look at me with serious eyes and wait for my words. Though, I think they already know what this is about.

“About the equipment that is supposed to be disposed in general and also about the ring. You guys are first-class craftsmen so I know that you do this perfectly. But this place also has other races coexisting. It is troubling if you do careless guarding on a place that doesn’t even have a key” (Makoto)

“We are incredibly sorry”

The elder deeply lowers his head. These guys are super high-class craftsmen. They should know just how dangerous the failed works and scrapped articles are. But without a strong impact or an inspection of sorts and since they know there is no spontaneous discharge, their way of handling things was sloppy. It felt like they treated the warehouse as a garbage can of sorts and just threw things in there.

There weren’t cases where someone would use those scrapped articles to do dangerous things after all. It is because even children dwarfs knew not to do it that the view of danger in that area was so low. Even though those things should have had as much security as masterpiece articles.

The used Draupnirs were there as well. Cracked and damaged goods were also there. It was the very definition of dangerous.

The theft of the ring affected their state of mind.

“Don’t forget that the adventurers view your weapons with that much amount of value. The things that are planned to be scrapped should be scrapped as soon as possible. The things that can’t be should be stored in a place with high security. This must be done immediately” (Makoto)

“Yes, without delay”

“Okay. After that, I want you to help Ema select the dwarfs. I will ask Elder for a report of the progress in the armor at a later time. I would like Beren to do a trip in Tsige and narrow the candidates” (Makoto)

“Understood”

The two of them answer me with strength-filled words. Their state of mind should be okay now. They will probably be able to properly manage from now on. In truth, the things that they consider garbage class weapons are also valuable in Tsige. Looking at the list of stolen goods, I understood that they shouldn’t take it easy when they do the trip. Maybe there is the option of giving the mission to a young dwarf that has a good amount of sense to go there in the guise of training. It’s probably better to just wait for Beren to put together the dwarf candidates that can go.

“Next, Mist Lizards” (Makoto)

“Yes”

The one that answers me is the Lizards’ captain. Since they are warriors, this position is the one that holds the highest authority. Being the representative means that he is the captain of the whole force. It seems that it points to someone that has a certain amount of ability and is able to look at the units as a whole and lead them.

“Right now it seems that you guys are pioneering, guarding, hunting, doing public works, construction and various other miscellaneous works. Thanks for everything” (Makoto)

“Those words are wasted on me. *The time we are given to train the whole force, we try not to be frugal with the cooperation of others*” <全体訓練の時間を頂戴している分、他の方々への協力は惜しまぬ所存です>

They are diligently cultivating the battle proficiency of their force. Because of that, it is impossible for them to help in all the works, but even with that, they use the spare time to help in a lot of areas.

“I am thinking of changing your placement a bit” (Makoto)

“Yes. As you order”

“Hereafter, we will be concentrating our eyes on the inside for a bit. The hunting and training in the outsides will become secondary. We will be reducing little by little the pioneering and guarding, as well as the public works and construction” (Makoto)

“……”

“In exchange of that, I want you to patrol the town” (Makoto)

“Patrol?”

“Simply speaking, it is a job where you follow a number of routes, look for abnormalities and deal with them. I will explain the details to Tomoe at a later time so I want you to work as the head and assign people this duty” (Makoto)

“This town has quite the scale. Isn’t it a bit difficult for only us?*” <He is speaking Tomoe style here>

Maybe it is because Tomoe’s influence easily affects the lizards, their way of speaking is stiff or more like, old. It isn’t inconvenient or anything, but the gap of being lizard faced is just…

“You are the ones that are able to use Tomoe’s network the best after all. We will have the orcs work in divisions and cooperate. The prior problems will be given to other people so it is fine to just think about patrolling as your role” (Makoto)

“Understood. We will give our all to fulfill our duty”

Just like policemen patrolling the town. I feel like 8 or 9 cases out of ten, making Tomoe the head would make arson or theft happen again, but I am also conscious of that so I am doing this while knowing.

The method I know the best to maintain public order is the Edo Period method.

The modern era’s police officers and the way they patrol should be almost the same. Probably. Let’s believe in the achievements of Edo. It is a lot better than not doing anything.

No matter who I request it to, the head count is really a problem. But this isn’t something that we will be able to resolve in the instant.

There is also the option of letting the forest ogres into Asora, but as long as my sentiments don’t accept it, I don’t know if we will be able to create a good relation. Their consciousness of me is also opaque as well.

There may be a need to recruit demi-humans and mamonos that possess intelligence.

If we bring in a race that is clearly lower in level than the current residents, we might be able to create a hierarchy of sorts and do many other things. Maybe I should try exploring the wasteland at fixed intervals.

While taking care of not accidentally making it an army.

Nodding at the lizard that lowered his head and gave his words of understanding, I look at the Arke.

“The last one is Arke right?” (Makoto)

“Waka-sama. First, let me express my gratitude. Since that time, I didn’t have the chance to meet you personally, so I was waiting for this moment”

Uwa. What incredibly fluent common language! He totally surpassed me. Yes, I won’t be hearing any opinions telling me that this wasn’t a competition to begin with.

Incredible. He perfectly learned it. But, thanking me for what? I wanted to begin with the apology but…

“Gratitude?” (Makoto)

“Yes, to thank you for saving one of my kin-de gozai masu. I heard this afterwards, but it seems that without the treatment of Waka-sama it would have been dangerous. We wanted to thank you at least once”

The Arke that was serving as a representative, placed one hand on his chest and lowered his head. The other two also imitate this.

“No, he was originally injured because of my own miss. It was a given that I would help him. Instead of thanking me, I should be the one apologizing” (Makoto)

“I thank you for your benevolence. It makes me feel glad all over again to serve Waka-sama”

Uh~ it’s no good no matter what I say huh. When I apologized to Tomoe, she also said some unreasonable things as well.

By the way, the one who is talking is a female. There are four Arkes in total, but counting the seriously injured male, there is also another one, making it 2 males and 2 females.

“Well, it is great that he is safe. So then, there are a number of things I want to ask for you Arkes. Right now, how many are able to transform into hyuman appearance?” (Makoto)

“Everyone”

They are seriously exemplar. When I am talking with her, I get the impression of a person that has excellent grades and is serious. It may even naturally create a sense of inferiority.

“I-I see. Everyone. Then the first one should be easy. This is something I told the orcs as well, but I will be creating a division separately to deal with the hyumans. I want you to shift individually and stay in that town in your hyuman form” (Makoto)

There are only four of them after all. Moreover, there is still something I want the others to do, so it would be hard to have many of them stay.

“Just one person every shift, moreover in hyuman form-desu ka?”

“That’s right. I want you to act as if you are an adventurer that is sojourned because of your skills” (Makoto)

“To act as a hyuman?”

“That’s how it is. Also, if there are any strange movements, I want you to report it. And I want you to gather information even if it isn’t useful. Even if they suspect of you, people of your class will have no problem dealing with it. We would be giving a special treatment to the ones that have surpassing skills after all” (Makoto)

“Investigating from the inside and picking out the problem before the seed appears, right? Understood, we will be staying in shifts at the town”

Great. It seems that there is no problem in the first one.

“And the other one. It’s about the pioneering you have been doing but, the need to use people in town will increase so there will be no hands circulating in that area. That’s why I want the other three that are not staying in town to report the pioneering and investigation’s scope and direction. Of course, I don’t mind if the speed decreases” (Makoto)

“Yeah, no problem. Is it okay for us to train in combat and research on black magic?”

“That’s fine. I would be happy if you get someone to learn medicine manufacturing as well, but I don’t mind you guys training and researching, feel free to do so. If there is any pressing matter, it is okay to just leave the pioneering and investigation for a later time” (Makoto)

It seems that it was an unexpected condition for them. The three Arkes look happy.

They have been coveting for knowledge lately, saying that there are a lot of things to learn. This is good. It would be nice if Mio also took interest in something as well… aside from me.

“For now, this is what I have thought. If problems appear in the way, I want you to report them. Then it is fine to go now. Excluding Tomoe, Mio and Shiki” (Makoto)

I personally tell my three followers to stay here and the others begin to leave.

Fuh~. Maybe it is because I spoke with strength, my shoulders were stiff. Tilting my head left and right and moving my shoulders up and down, I relax myself.

“Waka, you were quite… calm” (Tomoe)

“Waka-sama, good work-desu” (Mio)

“Waka-sama, you did splendid managing all those different races” (Shiki)

“Thanks” (Makoto)

I give my thanks to their complements. Though the praise of Shiki had something to do with the power bug gave me so I felt complex feelings from it.

I have to tell these three about what I have thought out. About what I think and what will happen from now on.

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98 thoughts on “Chapter 61: Hereafter

      1. On a more serious note, Firo has seen you in a lot of novels firo read.
        but recently, Firo just done reading Mushoku Tensei.
        Firo actuall read from 1st day it’s translated but Firo wait until it’s finished and read it all in 3 days.
        Now Firo is looking for new Novels.
        Any recommendation?

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      2. Has Firo started reading
        “Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo Dorei Majutsu” yet? I got into it because my usual manga site doesn’t get the uploads of the manga as fast. And we all know that novels are ahead. So far I like it.

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      3. Well… I just got done reading the 8th volume of “The Devil is a Part-timer”, but I’m sure you read those raws. And due to Firo’s status of being a good judge and other reasons, I can’t recommend the novel I’m writing. Hm… Maoyuu Maou Yuusha us probably already gone through as well. Same with Log Horizon and Overlord as well I suppose. I can’t really think of anything worthy of Firo😦

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      4. Here are a few that I am reading currently, “Law of the Devil” “The new Gate” “I was Reincarnated as a Magical Academy” “I won 4 Billion in a Lottery But I went to another world” :Goblin Kingdom” “The man picked up by the Gods” “Bocchi Tenseiki”, heres just a few, unsure of your tastes and the quality you are searching for. I’m always on the hunt for something new as well…
        -dood-

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      5. Let Firo list what Firo read.
        Slime
        Re:monster
        Tate yuusha
        New Gate
        Isekai Maou
        Slave Harem
        Tsukai Michi
        World Customize
        Summonned Slaughterer
        Truyokute new saga
        Spirit Migration
        Himekishi
        Maou no hajimekata
        Kuro no Mao
        Nidoume no Jinsei
        Seirei Gensouki
        Gunota
        Kamigoroshi Eiyuu
        Konjiki no Wordmaster
        Kumo Desuga
        Sevens
        thats all Firo remember

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      6. Let me pitch in here as well… I am not messing with you, if you can, I really recommend you to read Nikubenki ni Suru Houhou.
        I know it is a +18 novel, but seeing that you have read Maou no Hajimekata, I think you have resistance to it already.
        Nikubenki is actually a really good psychological WN and has quite a lot of plot twists and really deep story. I am actually reading the raws as well and from where I am, the character are fleshed out extremely well, and the comedy is just plain gold.

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      7. Ehh the title is already a turn off for Firo…
        Firo no like rapey stuff…
        Firo no like mind break stuff…
        Firo only likes fluffy normal story with some exception…
        I guess Firo just going to read Summoned Slaughterer raw…
        Last time Firo read up to 176

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      8. haha xDD fluffy stuff. Nope it is not rape, nor is it dark. There is no sign of anything like that, and I’m already at the climax of the story.
        Well, I won’t blame you, I was turned off by the name as well. But you see, this is the only story I am reading the raws, it is that good.

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      9. I wonder, have you read rpg game ones like Moonlight Sculptor and xianxia novels like Agaisnt the Gods? Cause they are good as well.
        Lately, I haven’t felt that much attraction in JLN, maybe I will try reading summon slaughterer. That sounds awesome.

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      10. Heheh, you won’t regret it.
        And don’t worry, there is nothing bad in it. It actually turns pretty sweet.

        And the author plays too well with the characters personality and inner monologues. You will be able to delve into the mind of a true Tsundere MC.

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      11. If Firo likes fluffy, there is one I can put forward. Alice Tale. I can only read the translated versions, so I’m only at about chapter 30, but I’ve enjoyed it. I will warn you, it is a yuri harem, but it is the same vein as this novel, and it let me feel the warm fuzzies.☺️ And I will never admit to reading this for the fuzziness in real life. If anyone asks, I read it for the chance of yuri sex scenes.😜

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      12. well greetings peoples this is only my second comment on this site😄, well i read there is a need of ln, so even tought i also readed you don’t like chinesse, if i may (even for other people) i’d recommend the tales of demon and gods ‘TDG” it is a good story i personnaly love so far,it’s a bit of the same type of this one here,unless that the hero isn’t in a diferent world but just happen to have been sent back to his past with all his memory intact, it seems all the few JLN i read are already quoted so well…😄 there may be also coiling dragon also know as panlong, i dind’t start reading the novel since i’m scrapping by with just the manhua so far but it said to be better than the manhua with more details and i quite like the manhua already

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      13. Firo already done reading all of the translated chapter of the novels Master recommended.
        Firo going to keep reading the one Master recommend since it seems like it’s going yandere route instead of the title route.
        On a side note, the story is so ecchi that after Firo done reading, Firos face is as red as strawberries.
        Master so ecchi…

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      14. Well, if you like a slow-pace-but-easy-to-read, then Death March kara Hajimeru Isekai Kosoukyoku/Desumachi in sousetsuka[dot]com & The Man Picked up by Gods in webnoveltranslation[dot]blogspot[com].

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    1. i personally sugest these novels kinda same theme as the ones u read so far i think.

      Reincarnated as a dragon’s egg.

      LV999 Villager.

      10 nen goshi no HikiNEET o Yamete Gaishutsushitara Jitaku goto Isekai ni Ten’ishiteta. ( translation. When I was Going Out from My House to Stop Being a Hiki-NEET for 10 years, I was Transported to Another World.)

      Shinka No Mi.

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      1. Oh, how could I forget lvl 999 villager?!
        I also have a few other.
        -My Childhood Friend is a JK and a hero
        -Oukoku e Tsusuku Michi
        -Bu ni Mi
        -Nidoume no Jinsei

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  1. “I feel like 8 or 9 cases out of ten, making Tomoe the head would make arson or theft happen again”

    Yeah… I would trust that too happen. Still, it was a good chapter. A pleasant break from writing. That aside, Makoto has really started to mature. Also, welcome back, boss.

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  2. I’m still confused as to why he want the damn hyumans in his world… I understand that not all of them are bad but they are still HYUMANS… the most dangerous existence even to hyumans themselves… a world without them would be 99% more peaceful… no matter how far and isolated they are, conflict will arise, his idea is not good enough… as king he should understand this…

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    1. he thinks that there are things that won’t be found in asora but available in the outside. And if possible he want to do trading with the people outside asora. That’s why he became a merchant.

      Thanks.

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    2. Why exactly do you believe that hyumans are any worse than anyone else? It’s pretty obvious they aren’t the only offenders around. Both the demons and the forest ogres also have dark sides, and they’re the only ones we know about. Fear and Hatred are powerful motivators.

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  3. Welcome back
    does the Arkes speak “I” in gender neutral? because Makoto spoke to a female Arke but it’s stated as “he”….

    for example:

    Incredible. He perfectly learned it. But, thanking me for what? I wanted to begin with the apology but…

    The Arke that was serving as a representative, placed one hand on his chest and lowered his head. The other two also imitate this.

    then he said this:

    By the way, the one who is talking is a female. There are four Arkes in total, but counting the seriously injured male, there is also another one, making it 2 males and 2 females.

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    1. Yeah, the japanese itself is gender neutral, no “he” or “she” so one doesn’t know if it is a female until there is an actual word identifying them as so. So I left it as “he” because there was no mention until he added the “Oh, and the Arke talking is female btw”

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  4. this chapter won me as i thought he really noticed was all his fault, also he is now giving priority to asora, even though is to early for something to happen still good choice

    though i wanted him to ask Ema for a pact😄 since he is starting to give her many more jobs already and i presume she will need strengh for that

    well now i wonder what he will do from now on. he now know completely the dark side of hyuman`s, he also learned that their hyuman close friends are probably spies from Demon race,
    and i get the feeling that all that awareness he is having is because he thinks that probably the BUG felt the hole power of asora thx to his blunder.

    i hope he does more his training and gain another legendary beast on his harem =3 that would be fun, i dont know another kind of dragon that goes Ninja and anger Tomoe😄

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    1. Ema can’t make a pact. Shiki wasn’t powerful enough to make a pact without serious augmentation from the rings, at least not without becoming nothing more than a puppet. Ema would never be able to make the pact with her mind intact. Unfortunate, really. I was hoping she could be one of Makoto’s girls.

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  5. (づ  ̄ ³ ̄)づ Fumu..
    Looks like I underestimate your translation force, Rei.
    It’s… Faster than I presume. Two chapters? In two days? Wow..
    Now, no more comments. I need to go read the new chapter a.s.s.a.p

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  6. Why you don’t wanna make an army Makoto? Army is good, it’s a must for MC!
    Thanks for the chapter! It went so smooth like all those incomprehensible writing style chapters’ been a lie!

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    1. When Tomoe makes her clones (mini Tomoe), she actually detach a part of herself (or her essence) and turn it into a mini version of herself. Every time she clone herself, her body/essence actually shrink a little.
      ~ For example, lets say that her body is 10/10. She turn 1/10 into a mini clone and still have 9/10 left. She can combine and make it whole again. If the clones are lost, than she will also be incomplete. ~

      How the clones are linked to her real body is beyond my understading, but it seems that they share physical senses and also link mentally. When her clones die or be destroyed, she also gets a portion of the damage.. and lost the part of her body/essence. Maybe she can heal her body with time, but to what extent is still undescribed.
      Now that is a dangerous cloning skill. Tomoe probably tought that by doing so it make her look more like a shinobi. Man.. I swear that one of these days her obsession with Edo-period dramas would really spell the end of her.

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  7. I thought you were dead dude, o you were kidnaped by some weird guy in the midnight in your to home to sell your parts ,or finally eaten by firo or dragged to another world to be later sold as a slave………….. I need pollo (°-°) ,see you later!

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  8. Why did the dwarves not even get any punishment?

    In their former hometown, they would not be this careless with their products.

    Why didn’t any of them tell Makato his rings could act like bombs instead of being simple rings that absorb his magic power?

    Sorry but the author totally fails in justifying MC’s first murder.

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    1. Wasn’t it vengeance alone? Was there more need to justify his need for “justice” been twisted or not, he is portraying a human with power in an angered state and cloudy mind.

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