Chapter 266: The identity of the scent

TLN: No way I would leave the chapter like that! So here’s one more!

This will not count in the sponsor chapter count. Enjoy! …Is what I would want to say…


Ugh.

A thin layer of smoke hangs over the store’s interior.

As I thought, an unpleasant smell is spreading.

It is an atmosphere that makes me wince a little.

For now, I ignore the mostly negative gazes that were being poured on me and search for the two I came here for.

It is not a big store, so I was soon able to find the back figure of the familiar two.

But it looks like I will have to hurry.

As I approach the two in fast steps, the more I could tell the state of the two.

This is bad!

Akashi-san is trying to open a small bottle for Yuduki-san!

…She opened it!!

Damn it, I didn’t make it in time.

…Now that it has come to this, might as well…

Go with the plan I previously had in mind.

“Azusa.”

I mutter in a low voice and call for my habitual bow.

At that moment, a sense of touch was born from my left palm, and I grab it.

No arrow prepared.

Without giving time for the customers to panic, I take stance with my bow, enhance it with magic power, and pluck the string.

“?!!”

With me as the centre, the smoke and smell that was hanging over the place was blown away.

A whirling wind spread while leaving the store’s interior.

Looks like I managed to do it well.

Since the time at the Demon race territory, I haven’t held back much, so I didn’t know how much to hold back here. Well, as long as the result is fine, it is okay, I suppose.

The bottle that Akashi-san had in her hand fell and broke.

The liquid that was staining the wooden table made one long strand down and quickly evaporated in a thin smoke.

From what I can sense, there’s no ‘smell’ remaining there.

Of course, in the interior of this store as well, and of course, it disappeared from the ‘inside’ of these customers and employees too.

Good grief.

That guy is beginning quite the outrageous thing.

So he doesn’t care about my warning.

The matter with the guns, and now this.

I remember the insides of the bottle and the smell inside the store.

Leaving aside the concept of it, it is the dangerous type.

…That damn Tomoki.

“Hey there, Akashi-san, Yuduki-san, what a coincidence.” (Makoto)

Even I know there’s no coincidence in this.

But still, I thought that there was no choice but to do so in this place.

Smoothing things over is not in my list of skills, so please forgive me on that one.

Akashi-san had a dumbfounded face as she looked at me.

…After looking at what happened, it can’t be helped.

It seems like Yuduki-san is trying to hold back her agitation.

She is looking at me with a somewhat stern face.

Looking at her tightened lips, she probably has noticed something already.

“…Boss Raidou, why are you here?” (Akashi)

“Yeah. You can’t fool us with that coincidence talk. I heard that you would be busy with the labyrinth for a while.” (Yuduki)

“Yes. In truth, more than half of it can be called a coincidence though.” (Makoto)

“That means there’s a part that doesn’t apply in the coincidence, right?” (Yuduki)

Yuduki-san still has that stern face.

At present, I have become somewhat knowledgeable about things like medicines and magic medications.

However, just like how charms serve the same purpose as talismans and amulets—wait no, the comparison wasn’t that good there. Charms are mostly turned into amulets and talismans are—wait, why am a beginning a lecture here.

What’s important here is that the magic medication that Akashi-san had in her hands was not the type for medical treatment and it was a type I still wasn’t familiar with.

I can understand it roughly, and I know the objective of Tomoki, so as long as they don’t ask for a deep explanation about it, there’s no problem.

The problem is, how am I going to tell them.

On top of that…

I look around the establishment.

Everyone was making a face as if they had been tricked by a *fox or a racoon* as they were trying to grasp the situation. <fox and raccoons are seen as the scheming type that play dirty tricks on people>

Doesn’t seem to be a good place to continue our conversation.

It enters in the area of private talk, so…at this moment…that place would be best.

It would be two birds with one stone after all.

“Yeah. Looks like I will have to get involved in the trouble of the top brass. Now then, it is already this late, so how about you two accompany me to the labyrinth?” (Makoto)

I can protect the secret, and if there’s anyone following us, we can easily lose them.

And while at it, I can search for Beren and the others as well.

It should be okay to talk in the grand labyrinth.

“I see. A place suitable for private talks, right?” (Yuduki)

“Y-Yeah…” (Makoto)

Yuduki-san slightly widens her eyes and whispers as if impressed.

She is nodding, so it should be fine to take it as her accepting.

Akashi-san was looking alternately at Yuduki-san and I as if she was half asleep.

“Then, let’s go.” (Makoto)

“Understood. Akashi, we are going.” (Yuduki)

Yuduki-san had Akashi-san stand, and leaves the store as if dragging her.

I leave some change at the store and depart as well.

At any rate…that Tomoki, to think he would turn his charm into a drug.

What an outrageous thing to think of.

If Senpai learns of this, a war between hyumans might occur before the war with the demons ends.

Hibiki-senpai would probably try her damnedest to stop it after all.

However, it is an incredible idea.

If you are not at his side, the charm will have no effect to begin with, and if you know of its existence, there’s ways to go against it.

Of course, completely shutting it out will depend on a battle of strength though.

It is strong, but in a sense, it is an ability that has its restrictions. That’s how I thought.

But putting the charm ability in a tool and spread it around in that way will dramatically increase the effective range. Moreover, that tool is a perfume. It diffuses around the area like incense.

The compatibility with the charm is quite good.

For the side that tries to prevent it, that’s a lot worse than placing an accessory on the target.

You can’t just stop breathing, and you will have to take in mind the direction of the wind at all times.

In the first place, there’s quite a lot of spells that can control the wind.

That guy…seriously only has brains for the most hopeless stuff.

I am impressed.

Leaving aside the fight between Naoi and Kannaoi, and the competition between all the Osakabe; right now, the currently occurring fight of the Osakabe has Tomoki or the Empire involved in it.

In the end, it seems like I will have to get involved with this city.

My head is already hurting with matters of the 20th floor. Good grief.

Without being able to find a solution for it yet, I follow the two and enter the labyrinth.

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Fourth floor of the grand labyrinth.

In the deepest place that the two bodyguards can go to, we take one big breath.

There’s no trace of Beren and the others.

At this rate, I can see that they are at a lower floor than this.

Just what in the world are they doing?

The three don’t seem like they needed to increase their level though.

Even in the floors after the tenth, they worked pretty well.

“Now then, if it’s around here, there should be no one to hear us. You two, it seems like you didn’t return to Iroha-chan’s place all day long. What were you two investigating?” (Makoto)

Leaving aside Yuduki-san, I am interested in what Akashi-san has to say.

The origin of that bottle.

I don’t thing Sairitz-san is involved in it, but I am interested in how far of the Osakabe household this has spread.

“…We were…investigating about a certain influential person that has the highest probability of aiming for Iroha-sama’s life.” (Yuduki)

“So, an opposing faction of Iroha-chan huh. I see. And who is this person?” (Makoto)

“How to say it, rather than calling it an opposing faction, it is more like that person is the one who holds the true authority at the Osakabe household at present. Iroha-sama doesn’t really hold that much authority.” (Yuduki)

Now that I think about it, I did hear that they are unrelated with the matter of the successor.

There’s already a political marriage settled.

She is being married off, so I thought she would be treated somewhat importantly, but it looks like that’s not the case.

And Yuduki-san, you are not going to tell me the name?

Well, if that person has that much authority, I can learn who it is by investigating, but…going through the trouble of doing that is a pain.

“And, who is it?” (Makoto)

“I would be grateful if you catch on that it is hard to speak of.” (Yuduki)

“Now now, it is Boss Raidou here, so isn’t it fine? The one that Yuduki was investigating was Tatsuki Kougetsu. He is one of the people serving long at a responsible position called chief minister in the Osakabe household. In words that a foreigner could understand…it is like a cabinet minister? Ah, Boss is a Wise, so maybe you understand it already?” (Akashi)

Chief minister…

I don’t know how much of it is the same chief minister I know of, but if it’s what I think of, I can tell that he has quite the authority.

However, he is not a person from the Osakabe household?

“Akashi!” (Yuduki)

“It seems like he saved us there in some way. We have to return the favor. There’s no need to be frugal about the information we currently hold.” (Akashi)

It is a saving that Akashi-san has a light mouth, in a good meaning,

It seems like Yuduki-san already doesn’t mind it much.

In Lorel, you first say the family name and then your first name, so…there’s a high chance that this Kougetsu-san is the one pulling the wires.

Hm? Kougetsu?

“Kougetsu…” (Makoto)

I mutter the name as a question pops in my mind.

Looking at my state, Yuduki-san sighs as if she gave up and speaks.

“He is the brother of Iroha-sama’s retainer, Shougetsu-sama. And then…it seems like he has his attention on the Kuzunoha Company as well. Be careful.” (Yuduki)

“Even us?” (Makoto)

“You entered the country with such an extravagant promissory note, so it most likely caught his eye. The name of Kahara-sama and power of influence reaches even Kannaoi plenty enough.” (Yuduki)

“The promissory note huh…” (Makoto)

I didn’t expect this to have power on the level of a *seal case*. <a reference to Koumon’s seal>

Speaking seriously, with that, I can walk around in joy inside the country even without a wallet.

I feel like it will turn into a big debt towards Sairitz-san, so I will never do it though.

So that made him lock onto us huh.

No, since there’s Tomoki, I can’t just assume that was the reason why.

Let’s tread carefully.

But the one that actually had the bottle was Akashi-san, so the chances of Kougetsu-san and Tomoki joining arms is a bit weak, probably.

“Akashi-san, who were you investigating, and…where did you obtain that perfume-like bottle from?” (Makoto)

“Me? To tell you the truth, I don’t remember well. A part of my memories are hazy.” (Akashi)

“Hah? Akashi, what are you saying? Didn’t you say that you had caught on a connection that would definitely overturn the current situation of Iroha-sama?” (Yuduki)

She doesn’t remember.

In other words, she had become a puppet of that incense in the middle.

“Eh? Did I say that? Or more like, Yuduki, having a meeting at such an establishment, you have bad taste.” (Akashi)

“I’m shocked. You said you had found a place that we could use as a safe hiding spot. Saying that, you brought me to that establishment.” (Yuduki)

“Eh?!” (Akashi)

Akashi-san’s memories have turned vague.

Is it because of the after-effects, or maybe self-defense?

If it’s the latter, I am sorry for this, but I will have her remember it in order.

With Yuduki-san’s cooperation, that should be possible.

“Yuduki-san, you remember that Akashi-san was the one who invited you to that establishment and entered it, right?” (Makoto)

In this cases, you shouldn’t think about opportune moments and just go straight for the jugular.

“Of course. It is true that it is a place that doesn’t have much people, but it also didn’t strike me as having a good clientele.” (Yuduki)

“You also remember the bottle?” (Makoto)

“Yeah. She said that it was some sort of symbolic incense somewhere and that there was the need to make copies of it for investigation.” (Yuduki)

“But Akashi-san doesn’t remember.” (Makoto)

“Y-Yeah… By the time I came to, Boss Raidou was calling to me……That’s certainly weird.” (Akashi)

The charm of Tomoki shouldn’t be able to alter the memories.

At the very least, that perfume and scent didn’t have such power.

Then, she should be able to remember.

“Yuduki-san, what were the plans for Akashi-san today?” (Makoto)

For now, I leave Akashi-san who is in confusion, and ask Yuduki-san.

The two were investigating as they contacted each other.

In that case, she would be able to know the actions of the other side.

“The major point was that she was going to create a connection with a certain someone. An incredibly important person for Iroha-sama and is currently—” (Yuduki)

“In short, who is it?” (Makoto)

“…The state of Akashi was certainly strange. It is certain that a turbulent movement is approaching us. It is not the time to be keeping secrets.” (Yuduki)

“I share the same sentiment.” (Makoto)

Maybe because of her character as an information gatherer, she has a principle of keeping secrets tightly.

But currently in this city, I don’t think there’s much meaning in keeping secrets from me.

Good grief. Trust is complicated.

“Haruka-sama; Iroha-sama’s mother.” (Yuduki)

“…That’s right. I…had caught on the whereabouts of Haruka-sama, and then…she invited me to the Kishimo temple.” (Akashi)

Invited?

No, right now the priority is to have her remember her memories in order.

Let’s keep silent.

“What did you say?! You met madam?!” (Yuduki)

“Yeah… And then, I was led to a room with a nice scent. And I think there was also a chamberlain that had skills that that were not average…” (Akashi)

…Hey hey.

An even worse presentiment surfaced in my mind.

“Where?! Which Kishimo temple?!” (Yuduki)

“Uhm… At a place of the Osakabe branch family where there’s several houses, in a place that was being used as a family temple. The one that’s at the Silkwork street, right, it was there.” (Akashi)

“Akashi! Well done! You are a genius!! With this, Iroha-sama will be happy as well! I see, so that scent was the symbol of that place!!” (Yuduki)

This is bad.

This is incredibly bad.

A bad presentiment is steadily growing.

It is like the time when I saw the wife of Rembrandt and his daughters. It felt as if that melancholic feeling would overflow through my throat.

If possible, I felt like running away from this place.

“And so, I was told…by Haruka-sama. She said that there’s something she wanted to give to Iroha-sama and that she was asking of me to do it. And then, she entrusted me a small bottle. That’s why, I…for the sake of master, I thought that I had to tell Yuduki as well. Wait, who is master?” (Akashi)

“Akashi?” (Yuduki)

There’s no doubt that the source of the charm incense is the Empire.

Even if we still don’t know where and how far it has been spread to.

In that case, the reason for the dispute in the household, and the puppets of Tomoki I killed; the reason they escaped from the treatment in the middle of it as well, maybe it has something to do with that incense.

If a patient for drug poisoning is given the drug once more even if only a little, it is clear that it would be as certain as the sun rising that the treatment wouldn’t progress properly.

And then, this incense is currently, at the very least, invading the mother of Iroha-chan.

From what I have heard of Akashi-san, there’s no doubt that the spreading side is also affected by it.

From what I see, I think Akashi-san is somewhat safe.

But that Haruka person, it sounds like bad news.

The word ‘too late’ surfaced in my mind.

“What a disgusting feeling. I feel like I might puke out all my happy memories.” (Makoto)

After recalling my memories for a while, Akashi-san who had an ashen face was muttering contradicting words as she staggered to a wall.

And then, an expected sound rang out.

But it probably won’t end with just that.

She will probably have a hangover with self-disgust added to it, and will taste what will probably make even a three day hangover look cute.

But it is probably a blessing that she was spared with ‘only that much’.

“Kugh… Raidou-dono, did anything come to mind?” (Yuduki)

“Yeah, a number of things. First of all, that bottle Akashi-san had and the scent that was hanging over that store was a scent that had a charm power packed in it. Smoke and perfume, to make it easy, let’s call it charm incense.” (Makoto)

“Charm incense…” (Yuduki)

“It seems like it was packed with a strong charm power that makes anyone who smelled it into a slave of a certain man.” (Makoto)

“Could it be that was the reason why Akashi said something as foolish as master?! I see, Kougetsu!!” (Yuduki)

“No, he is not the one the charm incense enslaves you to.” (Makoto)

“…Eh?” (Yuduki)

“Iwahashi Tomoki; the Empire’s hero. The charm incense is…a tool to create his slaves.” (Makoto)

“Hero?! T-Then, are you saying this matter was not a simple dispute of the household?! Is that what you are saying, Raidou-dono?!” (Yuduki)

“Probably. I still don’t know what he is planning though.” (Makoto)

“I remembered one other thing…” (Akashi)

Akashi-san returns to the conversation still with her ashened expression.

If it’s information about that temple, anything would be fine.

It would help out.

“At that place, I think…there was Kougetsu-sama and a number of the princesses as well. Ugh…” (Akashi)

Don’t you have any information that might change the situation for the better?

At the lower floors, there’s a girl that hates me lying in wait.

And above ground, the charm of Tomoki has become the seed of strife.

What a time to come to Kannaoi.

I wonder if I can go with everyone to the grand labyrinth in the morning.

Maybe I should just call Lime or the Forest Onis as well?

Even if I call them, it doesn’t mean that it will erase the fact that it is already too late, and in the end, things will turn out as they will.

At the very least, we can stop the victims from expanding.

Hah… what a loser’s thought.

DAMN IT!

Tomoki, and Sofia; they just do unnecessary things all the time!

Especially Tomoki!

Doing something as stupid as charming people you don’t even know. I’m impressed he even thought of it.

AAAH, my head is hurting!

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313 thoughts on “Chapter 266: The identity of the scent

  1. As always, it’s his damn fault. He should’ve just killed Tomoki. Like just now, he should just remove any sort of auras and devices which keep his power low, and freaking unleash it all in the dungeon, a good big hole all the way to the 20th floor, kick the crap outta all the fools there, every single one, submit them to his power, then go directly to Tomoki and murder his ass. But even this whole mission he’s in, it’s totally useless. He just had to say: Tsige is under my protection, Aion. Attack it, and I’ll destroy you guys. That’s simple. Direct. Definitive. Who needs stupid useless mercenaries like those in the labyrinth after all?

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    1. -if he kill tomoki, big chance that the goddess will immediately show up to kill him because he goes against his pact as not taking stance against hyumans.
      -destroy the labyrinth because he is lazy
      -go meet a mercenary group that he angered and beat their shit for the sole purpose showing off and desire to make people submit through violence and sheer power
      doesn’t sound neither good nor virtuous to me.

      and don’t forget that
      -he doesn’t want to take an active part in war, so he doesn’t want to lend his army to tsige
      -the reason he want the mercenaries is to make tsige able to stand for themselves without makoto and kuzunoha’s support

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      1. Redcolonel, I get your first point and the last two, but your second and third points are kinda hollow.
        Makoto never really showed “lazyness”, quite the opposite. What’s more, he said plenty of times already how much he freaking hates this labyrinth, so the only reason I could think of about why he just doesn’t dig a huge hole all the way to 20th floor… It would be too easy, and the author himself doesn’t want that. That’s actually the only reason. And about the mercenary group… Nope, he angered only one girl, and it’s not like it’s his fault, quite the opposite. And he shouldn’t beat them for “showing off”, but just to teach them a lesson about being unreasonable and about humility. Not to mention, that’s just how Makoto got his 4 best followers, just sayin’. So it’s kinda likely that, if he goes for the “beating-the-crap-outta-them-way” maybe, just maybe, he could get a 5th follower. Until now, that’s the pattern the author took everytime he had to add a new servant for Makoto.

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      2. well, those point was about what you said.

        digging a huge hole and thus damaging the labyrinth because it’s easier is laziness.
        since he came to negotiate with them, I am not sure that destroying a part of the labyrinth is a good thing to do. just imagine coming to meet someone by breaking their fences because going by the normal entrance was a pain.

        he could just walk away, but going straight in their lair to beat them to “teach them a lesson about humility” is showing off while using the word ‘justice’, and god, readers hate characters that relate to ‘justice’ they call them “self righteous”.
        makoto’s way to deal with his followers was always rather violence, seeing that migrant have to pass a “training” session, and the hierarchy is given by battle strength. though for shiki, tomoe and mio (I considere mio being the winner of their duel tho, she was still able to fight when he was out cold) he didn’t had choice, but for tamaki he chose to fight her as ritual, and that’s showing of.
        on the other side he chose to be a merchant and stay outside of the war, and that would feel wrong that he use violence as a first measure, especially since shiva warned him to not take the military path.

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      3. One other thing: are we even sure that the labyrinth levels are perfectly stacked on top of each other? 8-?

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    2. The dungeon is technically an ally’s land and properties so destroying it nilly willy is a big No-No. Plus much of how the dungeon works is a mystery, Drilling straight down probably would not work.

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    3. Nah, is not his fault, He didn’t gave Tomoki his power of charm, He didn’t transported Tomoki because he got greedy or lazy, He didn’t broke a pact with another God and traspassed on his duty or obligations. If you want to blame someone blame the Goddes or even better blame the princess of the Empire that everyone expect is the one manipulating this hole situation.

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    4. Yeah, let me tell you what will happen if he really did that.

      He’d attract the attention of every strong being inside the dungeon and the goddess, and tell them his power. Knowing how much he is a threat to her, the goddess then would make preparations to fight him, giving more power ups to Tomoki brat and giving more divination here and there. He’d lose his hope to win against her.

      Beating them to submissive, only means that he became a tyranny. Unleashing his power to rebel the Kingdom of Aion, that means revealing how dangerous his and Kuzunoha’s existence is towards humanity, and that lead to another war. He would eventually “erases” at least a city or a nation.

      The path you chose would only lead him to a suffering even more terrible than what he had in his dreams. He’d lose his humanity, he’d annihilate a whole nation, he’d fight against the goddess in an unprepared state, and he’d lose his companion.

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    5. The dungeon uses teleports between floors. It’s unlikely that you could just dig down to lower floors. The floors could be practically anywhere on the planet. That Alt floor even cut of his guild card’s reception.

      Personally I just find it disappointing that the last two chapters weren’t respectively devoted to Tomoe and Mio.
      Someone feed that boy some oysters or something already.

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    6. So he should use his power to force people to do what he wants regardless of their will, then go kill Tomoki because he uses his power to force people to do what he wants regardless of their will?

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  2. It’s so stupid that he hasn’t killed Tomoki yet or even taken measures to protect the world from him. I get he has a non-interference policy and that would be fine if Tomoki was JUST an arsehole, but he’s a super arsehole who has and liberally abuses brainwashing powers, doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out he would aim to enslave the world leaders, or Hibiki who was supposed to be someone Makoto was fond of. Even if we discount outright killing him, he should at least told the other leaders about Tomoki’s ability. I feel this is one of the stories that is completely dependent on the protagonist being an idiot to provide drama, which is getting old.

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      1. the promise was “if you are to meet with those two, please treat them well”

        “treating someone well” in my book doesn’t include “overlooking them if they commit atrocities”

        now, he does have that deal with the goddess to not go against human nations, and Trashmoki is a big part of the Empire, so he can’t go directly against him

        However, for F sake, when you can’t act, at least pass the info around dammit! warn people about Trashmoki! that’s what annoy me the most with MC who don’t want to get involved in difficult matters, they don’t do anything at all, not even warn people about potential dangers…

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    1. well, he gave him a second possibility. now that tomoki wasted him he’ll probably kill him if he meets him.
      i don’t think that will count as “going against the humans” so that the goddess can attack him. tomoki isn’t exactly helping them: lately he is causing infighting and when was the last time he fought the demons?
      though searching for him may be a bit difficult: destroying the empire to find him would probably count as going against the humans

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    1. No bug still has restrictions on her so I don’t think she is a big issue so he should just end that charming pain in the ass.

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  3. Thanks for the double release, well I didn’t though it posible but the author managed to make me hate Tomoki even more. Well everyone knows that the princess is behind all of that I don’t think Tomoki has the brains to come up with such a plot. Really I just feel disgusted. Poor Iroha, to lose her mother like that.

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  4. If it was me I won’t really need to kill him… I will just trash to point barely dying and make living nightmares out of it to the point of making him broken/disabled and do nothing cower in a corner of a room fearing that I will return to take him out…

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  5. I don’t know about Trashmoki,but he should have killed him while visiting the Empire. Someone in the earlier comments mentioned that he’s Human and so are the other Wise/Adventurers of Origin. Makoto is stronger than Root and that was proven, when he defeated that ultimate attack. The Bug Goddess told Makoto not to harm her Hyumans. So technically there’s a loophole as far as any other Human goes. The God that gifted Makoto a portion of his power told him to play nice with the other summoned Heroes. Don’t think for one second that if they raise a weapon towards him or his followers, they’ll survive the experience. He’s gotten more proficient at killing his opponents.

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  6. Operation “Sweeping Dirt (under the rug)”:

    Makoto:
    – travels out over the ocean, until he reaches the point on the planet that is furthest from any land.
    – dives towards the bottom, and starts drilling down a few kilometers.
    – makes a small chamber, then seals/fills in the way he came.
    – create an artificial source of moonlight.
    – trades with the Demons for their Anti-Bug tech, and uses it to isolate the chamber.
    – teleports Tomoki into the chamber.
    – has Tomoe erase all his memories going back to when he first conceived of the plan; of course after forbidding Tomoe from looking at the memory, herself.

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  7. Wishing someone in Makoto’s group would just reverse engineer that incense or something and turn it into an anti-Trashmoki incense (Trashmoki hating incense) either that or a Trashmoki repellent would do quite nicely. Thanks for the chapter.

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  8. I probably would continue this story if there was more translated, but theres no way I will enjoy the current part of the story. If I continue it, it will probably be in a year or so.

    Anyway, thanks very much for your work translating it. It was far better than I expected, although there are some parts that fundementally rub me the wrong way (which coincidentally enough all appear to be crossing here. Mind control and immortality and the like)

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  9. Everyone is says that makoto should kill tomoki but we know that’s not goning to happen, because of the promisr with moon bro and the contract with the bug , since he can’t kill him why not just take off tomoki’s eyes since his charm power is in his eyes.

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    1. Immortality isn’t exactly the same as infinite regeneration. Losing his eyes in the daytime or having Makoto destroy his charm power from its roots might just stick. If you remember his fight with the annoying gate tool/god thing, it should be within his capabilities.

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    2. Just offer Trashtoki to Tomoe and Mio as a toy to suck his memories out… the useful ones, of Japan.

      Tomoe would just trap him in her little alternate reality box where he is DREAMING of himself ruling the world…

      With all the talk of protecting Tsige, Makoto wants it to be able to stand on its own. So, no, he couldn’t just swoop in. That’d be toublesome.

      What I’d really love to see is Tsige be annexed by the reclaimed country. The one the sisters are running with the help of ema and others.

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      1. Not a bad plan all around. Maybe annex Gritonia instead of Tsige though. They would be due for new leadership after the charm fallout.

        Also aren’t they fairly far apart? Tsige and the winter wonder land. I’ve no idea how close Gritonia is either though.

        . . . Is there a map of this world? I need a map. I barely remember how these countries are relatively situated.

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  10. Quick question, I remember the princess is trying to pull the strings behind Tomoki, but was there any explanation for why she wasn’t charmed herself? At this point he could have just taken over the entire nation.

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    1. I agree. It is the princess who is pulling the strings. Tomoki can only think about is his own ego and to me I think he is kind of lazy to want to rule a nation. The only time I feel like Tomoki will do something is in a battle(if it is in his favor). There was an explanation why the charm does not work on that princess. It was way in the beginning of the series on 1 of those intermission chapters. It had that the princess planned head and was prepared for the hero and his charm. There is chance that the 1st summon hero might had a power similar to this 1 and the princess knew about it and was prepared for it.

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    2. IIRC when he was summoned, they made him pass test and analysed him, they noticed the power and the royal family prepared countermeasure for it. it’s know in the background that tomoki has it but he never noticed that they knew.
      I am not sure though

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    3. They had unspecified ‘countermeasures’ for the nobility but the Princess was a special case. Alt Makoto mentioned she was never charmed because she hated too strongly anything associated with the Goddess and was just playing along to watch everything burn. After all, her opinion of Tomoki is ‘A trash hero from a trash Goddess’.

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  11. This kind of scheming has Gritonia’s princess’s fingerprints all over. Maybe I am underestimating him, but I just can’t see Tomoki being smart enough to think of such a cunning plan.

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      1. So would I. But if Bug responds, she may end up killing one of Makoto’s followers, even if he ultimately wins.

        I’d take Tomoki and Tomoe/Mio/Shiki living at the same time over neither any day. Put another way, I love them more than I hate him.

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      2. Well they could always have him turned into a tree. Everyone loves trees. It would provide shade, stop erosion, let birds nest. . .
        an all around improvement.

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  12. He was told to be kind to the heroes when he came to this world.

    But Tomoki is doing more bad things than good. At this rate, the kindest thing Makoto can do for Tomoki is another beatdown and locking that fucker up at a place far far away from civilisation. Oh, and just kill that sly princess Lily while he’s at it.

    Poor Makoto, his luck is just sooo bad everyone wants to make trouble for him. He is now stuck between a rock and a hard place…. well not so hard actually since he can just brute force through everything, but you can’t solve everything with violence.

    Thanks as always Reigokai. I love it when you give us consecutive chapters so that we won’t be tormented by the cliffhangers for too long.

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  13. Well it seems like his targeting power is quite powerful right now. What if he improve his targeting power to the point where he could target the charm gift? Killing the charm gift would be the best for me

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    1. Wow, that sounds like Lyle’s Katana-ability.
      Would be nice if he could but i don’t think he can do it for now, For now…that is…
      Maybe he could CREATE another god-artifact to render something. In the far future…

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      1. Hah. I wonder who else is more better villain;Bug or Trashmoki, i think I’m gonna add Bitchki there too.

        I hate her so much, her view of the world is like… She doesn’t care about other races other than the Hyumans and won’t acknowledge the demon race.
        In the words, her view is too narrow;like The Frog in the well…i think thats the phrase?
        She is dreaming if she thinks that the Hyumans in the future can be a better times than now, because If their own hero thinks that way for the demon race, why can’t they do the same, right?
        She thought she is better at politics but i don’t think that she knows, her reality and dream is mix up…
        On one end: she wants to follow reality and on the other: she wants to make her ideal world…
        That’s my opinions about that bitchki.

        Sorry, off-topic. I didn’t get the chance to say anything about her last time…

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      2. Yea i really can’t bring myself to like Hibiki, sure shes not Trashmoki but shes still fucking terrible and Makoto is just blinded by the image of her from their old world.

        she comes to a fantasy world filled with, magic, fantasy creatures and spirits and her first idea is to genocide everything non human and pretty much turn it into earth… holy shit woman, what is wrong with you. she just talked about enslaving and genociding an entire race of people like it was nothing, we had people like her here in our world too. a certain moustached dictator comes to mind.

        not to sound like a tumblrtard but… LITERALLY HITLER

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    2. Now that’s an idea. Could Makoto theoretically start shooting down concepts now?

      For example, finding Shiki’s or even his students’ barriers to growth and literally(symbolically? What would be the accurate word for this?) shooting them down?

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  14. Hey guys, I think it is very funny that the goddess does not seem to actually watch over the people she considers “heroes” after giving them immense power and becoming people that influence the world and hyuman society she “governs” over. I mean it is like the only time she takes notice of the world or the heroes is when either her precious “children” are about to lose a major war or Hibiki and/or Tomoki are about to die. I mean come on does she not notice, or watch, how they act in her world and treat her “kids”. One would think she would keep close tabs on such people by either spying on them and reading their minds to make sure they are not doing anything really stupid or dangerous towards her or the hyumans she cares so much for.

    Opinions anyone.

    Thanks for the translation.

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    1. But you can’t wear it 24/7 and the charm incence is being used as something like an air freshener, it’s in the air all the time. Wearing the same clothes for days and going to bed in them is not really an option.

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  15. No matter how bad tomoki or the bug. There still is someone that I hate more than them. But still, it unpleasant to see tomoki-kun aiming his charm to other then demon race. It it the demon race then I will laugh and say “got you right insects. Hope you suffer more in the future.” Reading chapter after chapter it more obvious to see how naive makoto is. Just like his beta father. If he really his father… LOL

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  16. wow, i don’t know if this author intentions, but makoto naivity is so fckin humongous. i mean, even if he is a naive, sweet character (and i like him for that). sometimes his naive and passive personality just make me wanna bash his head.

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  17. God damn tomoki and hibiki as well the stupid bug and that imbecile of root… They just bring trouble after trouble to the damn world sorry for the messed up English.

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  18. As ever, Iwahashi Trashmoki is the source of all Evil, capital E, and following from that, bug is the source of the source of all Evil.
    I look forward to the day Tomoki dies, and pray fervently that he dies horribly, like that one in the recently translated chapter 44 of Death Mage : crush his soul, add to that, erase every trace of his existence, any world is better off without a Trashmoki in it, so at least Makoto’s earth is a safer place to be now
    And holy hell, I am never going to refer to him as anything other than Trashmoki, he’s sullying the name of another, more honestly perverse and infinitely better as a person Tomoki

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