Chapter 272: Toa’s closure

I scratch my head.

Trace the beautiful wooden marks of the desk with my eyes.

“Past… Past huh.”

My voice leaks out in the room where no one is.

Root told me about Rokuya-san and his group without hiding anything.

What was his female self scheming at that time?

At the very least, from what I heard, he was the one who originally schemed about devouring the Superior Dragons, correctly speaking, absorbing their power and turning it into his own power which was what Sofia was doing. But he met the person who would be his husband, and that was stopped.

He revealed to me that there was a time when Doma and Azuma had been devoured by him. And…he also admitted the matter of the Adventurer Guild’s establishment, about asking Rokuya-san and his group to become immortals, and on top of that, even the part about him asking them to not appear in the front stage of history in the future.

At the dawn of the Adventurer Guild, there was a time when the five major powers and the countries with a certain extent of influence were facing unbalance, so after discussion, they decided to lay low in order to avoid unnecessary sparks.

There were also a lot of other things. Really, now that I look back at it, I tried going for quite the low spots too, however…the answers that I got back were mostly things that I could understand.

Saying it honestly, I could understand, but I couldn’t accept.

But that’s only me as well.

Root, Rokuya-san and the others…properly respected that decision.

Even until now.

‘If one side were to truly not be okay with it, there would be sure antagonism in a part of it, right?’, is what I asked Root, and he didn’t say anything about it.

And in reality, Rokuya-san didn’t seem to hold any negative feelings towards Root.

What’s this. It feels stupid.

In the end, was I simply too stubborn with my shirking towards the word immortality?

The mindset of accepting immortality huh.

Even now, I still can’t understand it at all.

Just how much resolve do you need, just how much experience do you need to stack up, to make humans that were living peacefully in Japan accept this torture?

As I thought, I can’t understand.

In a future, maybe after the fight is over, I will try asking Rokuya-san about it.

But simply voicing it out in words to seek for an answer makes me feel incredibly bad.

What is it… why is it that I feel this way…?

“Waka-sama?”

“?!! What?” (Makoto)

When I checked the door, I noticed that it was open. A Highland Orc girl that is working at Tsige was looking at me with worry.

No good.

She probably even knocked before entering, and yet, I wasn’t able to notice.

“I called several times, but there was no response, so I got worried. You were making an incredibly complicated expression but, did something happen with the guest just now?”

“I was pondering a bit. It sounds stupid, but it was something that has already concluded, and I’m not even a related party.” (Makoto)

“I see…”

“Looks like I have worried you, sorry. I will be returning to Lorel. The business there will probably end soon after all. One more push.” (Makoto)

“Leave the matters regarding this town to us. Lime is also doing his best, so if there’s anything of interest, we will let you know immediately.”

“Thanks. I will be counting on you.” (Makoto)

She bows once and leaves the room, and once again, silence returns.

But I didn’t sink into my swirl of thoughts again.

That’s right.

Right now, the matter of Tsige and Lorel come first.

Even if Japanese people are involved in it, it would be stupid if I were to forget the important things.

It is a bit vexing to call this a fortune, but regarding Rokuya-san and his group, it is nice that we won’t have to worry about killing them even if we go overboard.

Let’s properly wrap this up at the 20th floor.

And while at it, we will take care of the matter regarding Tomoki’s perfume, and bring the mercenary group back here.

*Pang*

I hit both of my cheeks lightly.

When the amount of things to think about increases, I just get lost in what to do.

There are indeed people who are able to multitask everything. But I…am the type who can’t.

I think I am a bit better in doing that than before. Even so, it would just be about average.

For a person that’s acting as the representative of the company, while moving around the whole world, working in the Academy as a teacher, and has the objective of knocking down the Goddess, that’s not something that should be lacking.

“…Now, it is finally the time. Let’s go to Lorel.” (Makoto)

The labyrinth wasn’t confined, dark, and musty like I thought it would be, and it wasn’t damp and humid, but I don’t think that’s lucky.

As a wry smile appears in my face, I cross the mist gate I myself created.

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“He didn’t seem to be convinced. What should I do? Should I return and once again…but he seemed to be busy… It would hurt to be hated…”

After a while of leaving the Kuzunoha Company, Root had stopped his steps.

Placing a hand on his lips, he mutters in a low voice.

Honestly, the anger that Makoto was directing at him was unexpected.

Whether it is the matter with Sofia, or the matter of the Adventurers of Origin; the latter one, he thought that even if it is Makoto, he wouldn’t be involved in it, so when he heard that name come out from his mouth, Root was internally pretty shocked.

Even so, it was a story of the past where it was discussed peacefully, both sides accepted it, and had concluded. To think that Makoto would come snapping at it was out of expectations.

Even the matter of Sofia, it was a completely different reaction from what he expected of Makoto.

He will get surprised, but he won’t get angry.

For Root who properly gave that buffoon a chance to atone, moreover, trained her so that she will never go against Makoto anymore when he set it up so they meet again, the displeased face of Makoto when he asked regarding Sofia was bewildering for him.

In the past, there were several times with his husband -who he doesn’t know where he is- that Root made him angry by stepping on landmine topics just like with Makoto. The feeling of ‘what should I do?’ was swirling inside of Root.

This will be digressing but, Root getting emotionally anxious is -without exaggeration- a thing that’s on the level of only happening once every several centuries.

“Hm…as I thought, let’s return. Where did he misunderstand, or what is it he didn’t like so much, I have to properly hear it out and solve it. The time I can spend with people is only an instant. I don’t want to create discord over insignificant things. Well th—” (Root)

The moment he reached a decision and was about to return, his hung down head sprung up as if by reflex.

At an intersection, Root’s gaze was directed at the buildings across the street; more accurately speaking, it was directed at the far distance.

“For so long…really so long, I wasn’t even able to feel your presence, and yet…” (Root)

The legs that had been directed at the Kuzunoha Company, began to walk towards a different direction.

Root could have been able to return to his original form to fly there, or used teleportation magic, but as if forgetting he is able to do those things, Root ran.

Slipping through the crowd of people with unbelievable speed, and crossing through the complicated alley he was passing for the first time as if he was familiar with it, his face maintained a smile.

And there was one other change in Root while running.

Root’s height stretched, his chest got bigger, and his hair grew longer.

“Azu-kun, you really are here. In this town, you!” (Root)

The nostalgic and unforgettable presence that she feels at the outskirts.

For Root, that person is one of her irreplaceable friends.

Elysion grew, and in time, their religion was poured solely on the Goddess, Root left, Elysion was counted as one of the five major powers, the founding king was envisioned as a legend and sung on, and finally, the country was lost to the demon race.

That’s how much time has passed for the Superior Dragon Root who was searching for the Adventurers of Origin without being able to even catch their presence.

Root was able to certainly feel the presence of one of them.

At the place where the now female Root was chasing after the presence, there was one house.

—Outskirts of Tsige.

These house with a garden is one of the residences build at the area of the successful people.

The access of the town is also decent, and it is the place that’s specially yearned for by adventurers. And it is also where Root is heading to.

For a simple isolated house, it was big.

It is a house where an adventurer party live and it is also the formal place they gather at. It was easy to see that it wasn’t a building constructed and sold, but a building that was ordered to be made.

Currently at the big entrance, there’s one man and one beast.

His frame is big, and his physique is also good.

With a full body armor that didn’t look like it proved any discomfort to him, he rang the bell with natural moves.

“Yees.”

A person soon responded.

An adventurer’s house is normally absent of people all day long since they are normally out questing, but luckily for the knight-looking man, it seems there were people at home.

The door opens.

The person that showed up was the woman adventurer that had received a request from an old friend, Raidou, and was excavating for the old documents she had at the storage room, Toa.

“Who is it?!!” (Toa)

Toa looked at the man standing outside and the beast that was at his side, and gulped a breath.

A man whose whole body is covered in full silver colored armor, carrying a unique greatsword on his back, and is about 1.90m tall.

His age is a little before his thirties, his face is showing, and at various parts of his arms and feet, there were wounds of a variety of sizes.

And on the other hand, there’s the giant beast docile at his side.

It was a wild boar that was already on the level of being called a demonic beast.

These peculiar traits matched only one person in Toa’s memories.

“Could it be…you are…” (Toa)

“Knight…Aznoval. The one by my side is my loved horse—I mean, loved wild boar.” (Aznoval)

“…”

“Loved steed, Greenblue…” (Aznoval)

“Uryii~!”

Aznoval, the name that surfaced in Toa’s mind was exactly the name the man introduced himself with, and next, he continued by introducing the boar at his side.

For some reason he hesitated in saying it.

The wild boar that was unnaturally called Greenblue broke its docile attitude as if it didn’t even exist in the first place, and turned its head towards the man that’s most likely its owner and makes an unexpected cute cry.

As if trying to protest.

“Sorry about that. It is my loved steed, Greenblue. I suppose you are the safeguard of the Blue Oni dagger, Lapis. Am I…correct?” (Aznoval)

“You went through the trouble of visiting me here, but I don’t belong to a family like that. I am simply an adventurer that’s residing in this town.” (Toa)

When asked if she is the safeguard, she responded that she isn’t from a family like that.

For a third party, this conversation would feel as if it didn’t connect.

But for these two, it properly did.

“Onee-chan, there’s a guest? Then, how about letting him i—”

“Rinon! Go back inside. He is someone that will be returning soon, so it’s fine!” (Toa)

With a rough tone that was rare from her, Toa sends away her little sister that had come to the entrance.

The shoulders of Rinon jumped, and without responding, she ran to the inside of the house.

“Rinon… as I thought. I will explain so that there’s no misunderstanding. I didn’t come here to cause any harm to you.” (Aznoval)

Hearing the name that Toa shouted, Aznoval nodded as if he had been convinced of something.

And at the same time, he noticed the caution of Toa, so he declared that he didn’t intend to cause any harm to the sisters.

“Yeah, I don’t think you are someone who would do that. But…” (Toa)

There’s no guarantee of anything with only words, however, Toa accepted the words of the knight.

“Hiiragi Towa, Hiiragi Rio. There’s no discrepancy in the sole clue I had. It is settled huh.” (Aznoval)

“!!! I am Toa! That girl is Rinon! Something like a family name, we only use one at suitable times. We are sisters you can find anywhere, and I am an adventurer. I—! Don’t have a name like Hiiragi!!!” (Toa)

“…Sorry.” (Aznoval)

“?!”

The name that Aznoval said was refuted in rage by Toa.

He simply accepted those words and slowly lowered his head deeply.

“I was unable to save your family from that folly, and was unable to protect you from the unreasonable blame, and on top of that, Towa—no, Toa, I ended up making you reject that very blood that flows in you. I am truly…sorry.” (Aznoval)

“…Is that something for you to apologize? I am not wishing for something like tha—” (Toa)

“But!” (Aznoval)

“Eh?”

Toa winced when Aznoval suddenly lifted his head up.

“I want you to understand at least this one thing. The successive generations of the Hiiragi household were always facing their duty in earnest. They appeased Lapis, and also conferred this power with humility. It is the same for that girl who lost Lapis at the wasteland.” (Aznoval)

For a moment, he looked not at Toa, but somewhere far away, and with wrinkles of anguish showing between his eyebrows, he looks straight at Toa and continues speaking.

“Please, I want you to take pride in that blood that flows in your body. It is fine if it’s not right this instant. I will definitely bring back Lapis back from the wasteland. That’s why, at the very least, your ancestors…” (Aznoval)

“Uhm…” (Toa)

“If you want to, I can help you revive the treatment the Hiiragi household received at those days in this Tsige. That’s why—” (Aznoval)

“Listen to what I’m trying to say!” (Toa)

“Ah, oh…okay.” (Aznoval)

“If it’s about that dagger, see, I have already found it myself. I won’t do something as selfish as saying I did it on my own though.” (Toa)

In the hands of Toa, there was something wrapped around a darkish brown cloth.

When she unwrapped the cloth, there was one dagger there.

What was once lost at the wasteland, picked up by the Highland Orcs, went to the hands of Makoto, and finally, after many a search, the dagger returned to Toa’s hands.

“It is…without doubt, Lapis. You became an adventurer on your own volition and came all the way to the wasteland and got back that dagger with your own effort?” (Aznoval)

The knight opened his eyes wide and mutters dumbfounded.

“I told you, it wasn’t on my own. I almost died several times, and it was actually a miraculous reversal. I am still here thanks to that person. After that, I was even blessed with a party…” (Toa)

While Toa was lining up several sentences, Aznoval once again looks at the house.

‘It is a good house’, that’s how he felt.

It is not by the standards of ‘it is luxurious’ or ‘it is big’.

He felt the atmosphere around the house, and his expression changed into a gentler one.

“I see… You…no, both of you sisters weren’t in solitude huh.” (Aznoval)

‘At least that’s a saving’, is what the tone of the knight felt it was saying as well.

“Yes, fortunately. And we have a place where we belong to, right here. We properly have one in Tsige. Not in Lorel, but in this town.” (Toa)

Toa returns a definite refusal to the offer of reviving her household.

After a brief silence, Aznoval makes a gentle smile and nods once.

“Understood. The selfish worry in my heart was released. It seems this is a place that has taken care of you in several ways. Maybe because of the sudden title as a knight I received, I got a tad bit devoted  -to the things that I couldn’t protect. It is certainly true that it was my own subjective impression that I should protect at least their descendants.” (Aznoval)

“No, that stance of yours has most likely saved a great amount of people. It was simply that a different person had already given Rinon and I its hand of salvation. Please, stay the way you are.” (Toa)

“Thanks, Toa. But I want to do something for you two. Do you have something you wish for? If it’s something I can do, I will do my best.” (Aznoval)

“Even if you ask me that… right now, the only thing I want is the safety of Tsige. Detailed things like how to help in that sense, I can’t think of anything at this moment.” (Toa)

“Hm, it is true that this town is looking for independence from Aion and acting pretty flashily. If it’s silencing the royal family…things would get too big. It might go against my promise with that person. What should I do…?” (Aznoval)

The latter half, Aznoval mutters as if asking to himself.

“That’s why, please forget about us. It is fine. My little sister and I will live our own lives. Please go help the people that are troubled somewhere, knight Aznoval.” (Toa)

“…Toa. Umu, really, thank you. Leaving aside how much of your wish I can fulfill, this Aznoval has certainly heard it. I will become your strength in some sort of way. Also, can you lend me Lapis for a bit?” (Aznoval)

“…Yeah, I don’t mind.” (Toa)

Toa gives the dagger to the knight.

Aznoval looks at Lapis in his hand with eyes of nostalgia, as if looking at something important, and then, brings out a dagger that was identical to Lapis from the sack of Greenblue and returns to Toa.

“Is that…Lapis?” (Toa)

“It is similar, but different. Fufu, looks like it was really treasured. Maybe because it was abandoned at the wasteland for a while, it seems to be slightly sulky though.” (Aznoval)  

“…”

(Now that he says it, it does seem different from Lapis. But they look alike. The shape as well, but what is it, there’s something in its atmosphere that’s incredibly…) (Toa)

Even when Toa tried thinking about it, there was no answer in her memories and knowledge.

Obviously, she doesn’t have an idea of what the legendary existence in front of her is trying to do either.

“If I hadn’t heard that you had gotten it back yourself, I wouldn’t have thought of going so far as to do this. However, now that I have heard such a story that heats my heart, I also want to answer in kind. With all I have.” (Aznoval)

“What do you mean by t—” (Toa)

Aznoval didn’t answer the words of Toa.

In place of that, he closes his eyes, and begins chanting something with the dagger similar to Lapis in his hand.

“Guild skill, activate. Recast Overwrite. Lapis, maker Black Smith, type mage to assassin, breakpoint re-register…” (Aznoval)

“…”

For Toa, they were continuous unintelligible words. Mysterious words that didn’t give off the sensation of magic activation for it to be an aria.

In time, the dagger, that wasn’t Lapis and had a transparent blade, disappeared as if melting into the air.

But the remaining Lapis shone several times and trembled, but the appearance didn’t change at all as it calmed down in the hands of Aznoval.

“Here, back to you. I have customized it as a dagger for a combatant, you should use it.” (Aznoval)

“Eh?!” (Toa)

“From what I see, you are mainly a physical attacker that prioritizes speed and deftness after all. Using a dagger that’s a catalyst for magic would not be useful for your job.” (Aznoval)

“It is true that I haven’t used it properly, but…” (Toa)

“Please utilize it. Regarding its new uses, it would be best to have a trustworthy blacksmith appraise it for you. It would be a lot easier to understand than hearing it from me.” (Aznoval)

“Aznoval-san…” (Toa)

“The name of Hiiragi, and the will of the dagger; it would probably be troublesome for the current you, so I will be taking both of them. From today on, this dagger is a dagger for your sake. If you like it, please do tell your children and grandchildren in the future. Well then Toa, we probably won’t be meeting again, but I will be praying that you and the important people in your life will ripe numerously. Bye.” (Aznoval)

“…”

There was no response from Toa. And it seems Aznoval was not wishing for it, he deftly rides the wild boar and leaves without turning back.

Gouging out the earth and creating gusts of wind, and yet, the wild boar left with surprising silence.

Was it because of nostalgia, or maybe the regret from parting, the eyes of Toa narrow.

“Ah, since I had the chance, maybe it would have been good to have him meet Raidou-san? But that’s fine, I suppose. If they are a connection that’s destined to meet, they will definitely meet in time.” (Toa)

The moment Toa turned to confirm the back figure of Aznoval for the last time, the already small figure of the knight riding the wild boar had some white thing lunging at him from the side.

The wild boar made a sudden break without agitating and without making a racket, and the white something flies and rides on top of the knight.

Toa rubs both of her eyes.

But what she saw didn’t change one single bit.

It looks like it is real. She confirmed the current situation, and makes one big sigh.

(It must be that. I think that’s probably not something I should get involved with. It looks like that white thing is actually a woman, and the knight Aznoval is a man after all. There must be something. Yeah, let’s just maintain that moving moment we had just now. It looks like he understood a variety of things, and I still haven’t finished gathering the documents I was planning on sending to the Kuzunoha Company. Next is… right, when I am returning, I should not forget to have an Elder Dwarf craftsman look at this Lapis.) (Toa)

The door is silently closed.

“Rinon, your sister’s throat is dry.” (Toa)

Toa requests something to drink from her little sister.

The matters that Aznoval voiced out, it was also bothering her, and so, now, it had dissolved and disappeared.

A smile that came from the bottom of her heart and light steps.

Toa, who had become an adventurer because of the chains of her past and blood, is finally able to lower that weight.

“Rinon?! It is fine with alcohol too! Bring it to the storage room~!” (Toa)

“What are you saying this early in the morning! I made tea just now, so drink it before going to the storage room, okay?! You will definitely spill it after all!!” (Rinon)

Shouting, getting happy; those kind of changes in her sister amazed Rinon all the time.

Right now Tsige is in a lull state.

Toa and Rinon are passing a somewhat peaceful everyday life there.

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162 thoughts on “Chapter 272: Toa’s closure

      1. I would but I gotta replenish hydration every once in a while.

        It’s hard to create a river when you can only bring a couple gallons of water at a time and they have to come out through tear duct-sized…tear ducts.

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      1. I wanted to tie Reigokai but everytime I looked away a minute he slipped away…
        Now I plan to use Firo as hostage, if Reigokai update more chapter tomorrow we will have fried chicken for dinner!
        I’ll get Anhambre to cook that Firo bird.

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    At last, I’ll start working this week….. and with that I nepu less in comments….. and no more first place…. orz

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       (≡ T_T )   Spoil!!!
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      There goes Spoiler-san’s rivalry with the Nepu who turned Spoiler-san into one…

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    1. to summary :
      Toa and Rinon are their ‘new names’ their true name is the exact name that was said by Aznoval, both of them are descendant of a noble from Lorel in which were given the task to subdue and bring Shen (Tomoe) from wasteland to become their Country Dragon
      Aznoval is someone that value high of his ‘knightly’ duty in which there is an event that sadden/hurt him because of the ‘destruction’ of Toa and Rinon family , after that he reforge the Lapis knife (Toa and Rinon family Heirloom) from magic catalyst weapon into physical attack weapon
      when Toa said about seeing something white and girl when Aznoval leave it possibly is Root catching up with Aznoval

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      1. I see~pong
        But if I remember correctly isn’t there two girls who also have the same names as Azo said back in the Japan~pong

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      2. Toa and Rinon look like Makoto’s old clubmates from Japan, but they’re not. Kind of like doppelgangers, I suppose.

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  2. Almost 1 am in my country and got to go to classes tomorrow, just wanted to check and reigo-senpai posted a chapter, you don’t want me to sleep is that it reigokai???
    Thanks for the chapter~

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  3. Thank you 4 d chapter~

    On Jul 11, 2017 12:37 PM, “Reigokai: Isekai Translations” wrote:

    > Reigokai posted: “I scratch my head. Trace the beautiful wooden marks of > the desk with my eyes. “Past… Past huh.” My voice leaks out in the room > where no one is. Root told me about Rokuya-san and his group without hiding > anything. What was his female self scheming ” >

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    1. well, try to feel how u got forgotten from many people or world. ur existance only heard as night story. become immortal. saw a world change but cant do anyting much. simply a hero got toss from history and teaching because a politic

      the immortal people the orginal adventure remind me with Highlander Movie, cant die unless they beheaded.

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    2. What he is pissed about is higher beings (bug and root) changing and forcing others into inconvenient circumstances for their own convenience. In other words he is connecting Root to the Goddess, he is not hostile to Root because Root is nice to him. But he has that inner rejection towards him/her/it.

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  4. thx for the chapt…

    so Toa orginally from Lorel huh… thats why Makoto remind her as her ex kouhai. because Toa beautiful face remind him japanese modern beauty.

    i wonder if this Aznoval is Root Husband, lol

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    1. nah me too, with immortality things… it seems the immortality thing bothering him because it may befall to him. the orginal adventurer made world change and if makoto succesfully beating the current goddes who knows the immortality would granted to him.

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    1. honestly speaking it shouldn’t really be a huge problem for makoto since he has immortal servants, but for everyone else and even makoto himself has family that are completely mortal. the longer he lives the more he will forget them. he would eventually forget all about them (if it weren’t for his memory crystals). but he would watch everyone he cares for die over and over again throughout hundreds or thousands or maybe even millions and billions of years. it wouldn’t be possible to remember everyone or everything over that long. idk if that’s his exact problems with being cursed with immortality, but it’s at least some of mine.

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      1. Well, that viewpoint is’t that uncommon, but i can’t really relate to it, mb I’m just too selfish. It may be kind of disastrous – if it was normal mortal world like earth, and you are the only one immortal there, and even there it’s not so bad in my viewpoint.

        Meetings and partings are natural way of life, it happens through all our life even without any immortality. And when everyone is looking at the bad side – like parting with friends, loved ones and so one, all tends to forget about meeting and time spent with them. I don’t see a sense if just one moment of parting will weight more than all your time spent together, if think like this – isn’t it better to never meet anyone, an live your life as some sage in a cave?

        And if you are immortal, you can have way more “good” time, meet a lot of people and do a lot of things, you are not limited by your lifespan.
        And there – it’s not Earth, it’s f*cking fantasy world with immortal or near immortal companions, magic, gods, and stuff. A lot more things to do.

        Really, this MC is one of the hardest for me to relate, as he is completely obsessed with tons of things, than don’t make any sense for me, even though this novel is really good, I nearly dropped it many times cause of MC.

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    2. Some view immortality as a curse or a gift and depends on how you view it and under what circumstances your placed under while immortal. You can’t say it is exactly pleasant to be immortal if your made a slave to work for ruthless people for an eternity can you? In the case of the adventurers of Origin, Makoto felt what Root did to them was a bit unjust and evil and who can blame him but however both sides made amends with the actions done by Root when she/he/it was power hungry and setting up the initial adventurer guild because lets look at it clearly. Root used the guys to set up the system as presets and made them immortal in the process in whatever goddamn ritual she/he/it did and tried to devour the other dragons. Root was stopped by the adventurer of origin while they made a mark on history were pretty much forced to go underground and stay there for an eternity. Now look time isn’t exactly the greatest of things on the mind and can take a serious toll on people no matter how much you say living forever wouldn’t be a great deal specially if your stuck to live an eternity in a cave and find some way to keep yourself entertained and content for said eternity in cave. Your whole idea of immortality would be under the pretense if you had the circumstances to be able to make it good all the time and be able the weather the greatest bitch known to man that being Time. With your opponent being Time, I highly doubt you can give me a clear answer and say YUP IMMORTALITY IS A GREAT IDEA as anyone fucking knows NOTHING GOOD LASTS FOREVER. Also immortality is overrated.

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  5. Thx for the chapter

    True closure for Toa.

    And it seems Lapis is a weapon with consciousness like the sword in Lorel. Raidou already given the dagger back to Toa before he got the ability to talk with weapons maybe…

    And nooo…. Getting closer to the latest chapter…

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  6. W…Wow. This chapter had a number of important points, but let’s address Root first.

    I don’t know about you guys, but Root was really humanized in this chapter and it was actually quite pleasant for me to read.

    He was genuinely puzzled at the moral dissonance between him and Makoto, and truly seemed desperate to resolve this disconnect between his beliefs and that of his precious otherworlders. I think the implication was that she even gave up on her Superior Dragon assimilation quest when her husband disapproved of it.

    And on that topic…I think it’s noteworthy that Root instantly went for a female form-possibly the original female form-to greet Aznoval, completely ignoring whatever that man-on-man bliss he was raving about for the nostalgic of precious moments gone by for immortals.

    Root up until now struck me as a completely ammoral hedonist. This chapter presents me with the image of a divine being of a truly unique existance that’s frantically trying to seek out and preserve personal connections that seem painfully elusive and fleeting. The fact that the Adventurers of Origin are avoiding her probably really weighed him down.

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  7. Thanks for the chapter, Reigo-senpai

    No… I was too late. Due to having to remove my computer’s video card while trying to figure out what went wrong with it during the storm… Reigokai posted another chapter. Now there’s only 2 left before we’re caught up to the RAWS!!!

    I’m gonna say it now, I couldn’t tell that Toa was originally from Lorel because of the clumps of incoherent text from Google Translate got even rougher to read. Though it explains why she looked like his Kouhai who confessed to him. But yeah, my info is useless by now.

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  8. Hmm. Well this chapter has been very enlightening about Makoto. I certainly didn’t expect such a big potential plot point to surface here.

    From what it seems, Makoto’s beef with Root is actually coming from that white “eggshell” of his. Specifically, he is extremely adverse to the idea of immortality, more so than an average person, to the point of almost seeming…afraid of it.

    I can only assume this is because Makoto can subconsciously sense that immortality is within his grasp whether he wants it or not, and this inner voice-the same one that’s held him to all his morals despite being sociopathic-is loudly resisting it because it feels like another piece of his humanity will be irreversibly lost if he became immortal.

    That’s why Root’s act of practically forcing immortality on the Adventurers of Origin seems like a completely atrocity to him. That’s why seeing Sophia live again, as if she was unknowingly denied death as her true self, doesn’t sit right with him.

    I don’t know what the core reason is, but Makoto seems deathly afraid of becoming something more-or perhaps, less-than human.

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    1. Frankly, I still barely understand how Makoto views life. If it were me, I’d be more pissed about all the memory alterations Root has done – our memories make us human (or hyuman/whatever-species, in their case), after all. Lose those memories and you’re effectively a corpse/shell of your former self. That’s why amnesia is such a mystifying illness in the medical world. Sofia is effectively dead, and the new Sofia is basically Root just playing with a corpse. That’s way sicker than enforcing immortality.

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      1. Yeah Makoto is VERY bad at stepping outside his own head. He’s hung up on the one aspect of it that freaks him out and can’t externalize.

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  9. Thanks fro the chapter, so Makoto is moving ro the confrontation, and since he doesn’t have to worry about killingthem he is not holding back, now I am eager to see that figth.

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    1. By the way those this line: “In the past, there were several times with his husband -who he doesn’t know where he is- that Root made him angry by stepping on landmine topics just like with Makoto. ” implies that Root Husband is still alive???

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      1. Yeah, from that implication, Root’s husband is still alive and they’re just separated after a dispute on Root’s actions.

        It kinda puts Root’s hints at immortal loneliness into a new perspective…

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      2. I am telling you Root fulled me completely in the talk about inmortality with Tomoe. I thoug the husband had die a long time ago. So if he I wonder why did they separeted??

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  10. Aww. It turns out Toa had more baggage than we thought. And to think, she and her sister were about to die pathetic meaningless deaths in the wasteland. A really, really good thing Makoto showed up when he did, really. Can only be happy for her. In any of the other timelines, I assume she’d have died without anybody noticing, save for possibly Aznoval, who may or may not of have inflicted a bloody vengeance on the culprits behind it.

    Well Aznoval seems like a real swell dude as we had suspected, so it’s hard to say how he’d have reacted. It was pretty nice of him to come all the way here, prepared to retrieve the dagger from Invincible Shen alone. It feels like there’s some connection between him and Toa’s old family, which had a very noticeably Japanese name. A rather surprising twist that reveals an unexpected connection with some bittersweet implications.

    …Or it would have been if it weren’t for the fact that SOME MOTHERFUCKING ASSHOLES SPOILED THE GODDAMN THING.
    What?! You bastards couldn’t wait 5 chapters for us to find out ourselves?! You couldn’t let us enjoy finding out something naturally in one of the last chapters we’ll get to read in a long while?!

    FUCK YOU. I HOPE YOU ENJOYED YOUR PETTY LITTLE SPOILER. I HOPE YOU CUT YOURSELF IN A KITCHEN. I HOPE ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE STORIES GETS DISCONTINUED.
    FUCK YOU.

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    1. “Psychronia ! Sshhh… Quiet !”

      I’m sorry for my brother’s misconduct. Just like his name, he has a bit of a loose screw due to countless love rejection…

      “Come on man, if you don’t like spoilers, then don’t read them okay?”

      *truck-kun got kicked on the face*

      Oh no… the symptoms getting worse. Seizures…

      “Relax! It’s okay! Big bro Truck will go and hit that bad guy okay? I’ll go now. I’ll hit that guy so hard he’ll shit bricks. Relax okay?”

      ********************************************

      Yo Raizu! Come out! I got something to say right to your face!
      Come out you chicken !!

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  11. I have a cool dude debt to pay! Here to right wrongs and save the day!
    Wait, you already saved the day? I’m how late?
    Damn, play it cool. Give them an upgrade and some uplifting if unsolicited validation.
    Well I can at least off the debt in the future! Maybe!
    Time to ride off into the sunset, be cool.
    Dragon woman jumps on you and straddles your face.
    asfgadgbpueiwbusfuckinggoddamnitrootipgbuusdbvieueshf!

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  12. would have been nice if she had told Aznoval about Raido. that way he might not be attacked right away once he reaches the adventurers of origins and they might just believe hes a good guy.

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    1. It’s the mercenaries, not the Apple group who are intent on fighting Makoto. That assassin from Apple will participate in the fight, but only because he feels slightly obligated, though really it’s mostly because he thinks it will be interesting.

      And even the leader of the mercenaries seems reluctant about the fight, and is only going through with it because he feels he owes it to the one subordinate who is pissed at Makoto.

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  13. I hope the dagger thingy willie he has wont turn into a massive fight like u kill toa rage!!!!!!!!!!!! On another note Root u fucking mutli timer u toss aside makoto damn u 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😊

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  14. Many Thanks for the chapter!

    Yep, now I’m sure that I was simply too blinded by Makoto’s point of view. Thinking about it now, it shouldn’t warrant such attention. I mean, if both parties are fine with it, then everything should be good, even more so if it was something from so long ago.

    It’s also quite nice to see some closure on Toa’s case. Though I remember she had some connection with someone Makoto’ knew on Earth? Am I imagining things or it was merely the resemblance? Well, as much as touching it was, scrap that. I’m far more amused by Root assaulting Aznoval while changing sex like nothing.

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  15. To me, this one chapter is the single most satisfying chapter out of all TsukiMichi story so far. Not that scenes of Makoto punching his enemies was not good, but this closure that the author gave to the Toa-Rinon siblings is so good that I cried (almost). Yeah, we know about their sufferings, from the manga too, and this conclusion released them from old obligations. They’re now free to pave their future path and we also know that Makoto did a great deal in helping them.

    The second point that makes me satisfied now is the reveal that Root did not do what she did in the past out of hedonistic inclination (at least I believe so). She was uptight and strict before she met the Original Adventurers, and important point is that she was like that when she decided to absorb all superior dragons to fight the Goddess. This means that, yes, she was against the Goddess due to her actions that was deemed wrong with the world’s order. Root had stopped the plan when she met her husband, probably the man stopped her from killing her dragon kin. The Adventurer Guild must’ve been her Plan B in the fight against the Goddess (by giving the hyumans their own STRENGTH different from the Goddess’ blessing , OR it could be to give the hyumans an illusion/ FALSE sense of strength to destroy them). The immortality (as a side effect) to the Original Adventurers could be her secret selfish desire to keep them from dying and perishing permanently like other humans.

    Makoto’s view of immortality is still undecided. He might or might not accept it.

    Aznoval is quickly becoming a likable character. I think that Rokuya and the Original Adventurers are waaay better than the current heroes now (talking about you , Trashmoki and Hibiki). In that sense, Makoto really have bad luck when he’s transferred to isekai with these two baboons.

    Oh, the agony. Two more chapters and I will have to say goodbye.

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  16. thanks for the chapter!

    “Knight…Aznoval. The one by my side is my loved horse—I mean, loved wild boar.” (Aznoval)
    did he came from kaleneon to tsige in a single days? how OP this hors– I mean wild boar is?

    So, is the dagger a living weapon? does it mean makoto give it a few spider legs long ago?

    “It is a bit vexing to call this a fortune, but regarding Rokuya-san and his group, it is nice that we won’t have to worry about killing them even if we go overboard.”
    I am not an expert, but this look like a flag…

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  17. Aznoval seems to be on the side royal family of Aion. Seems Raido needs to fight him… Root seems to be his wife so he/she is going to be on his side… This fight for independence is going to be a blast!

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    1. i very much doubt Root is his wife. more like fuck buddy. the way Rokuya described it it was like they all had their way with her and Root has only ever told people about her first husband and she truly loved him so i doubt she remarried.

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    2. I don’t think he is in the royal family side, when toa said she wanted to protect tsige, Aznoval’s firs thought was to ‘silence’ (kill) the royal family, but stopped because it would be too conspicuous

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  18. Is no one going to comment on the fact that Aznoval showed up with a cheapo replacement Lapis stowed? How awkward would it have been if he’d led with that?

    (Az) I have journeyed deep into the wasteland, braving many danges to restore your family name! Here is your heirloom dagger!
    (Toa) . . .

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    1. Ahaha.. well I wouldn’t say it’s cheap imitation. Since, he himself made the original Lapis and the second Lapis..
      His blacksmith skill is so OP. He made the talking sword, remember. Together with the eldwas.

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      1. Well I’m not saying it isn’t… sort of sweet. Like when a kid’s pet goldfish dies and the parents replace it without telling them. But it’s also pretty clearly not up to the originals specs. The auras are different and the original ate the one he brought. Probably made of that parasitic tree stuff.

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  19. Thanks for the chapter. I not sure about this it makes me think that maybe Toa is the descendant of the 1st hero that came from Japan? It was kind of hard to understand.

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      1. … or that Hasegawa herself was the first hero !
        She must’ve have searched for Makoto until she somehow reached the Goddess’ world … but the timeline doesn’t add up. Why is it… ?
        *mumbles, mumbles*

        No… could it be ? Could it be that she was also time-displaced due to dimentional anomaly caused by Makoto distorting space-time fabric when he travelled through the continuum ? The fight with the Door ! That’s why !
        The Lorentz metric must’ve been 0 and miscalculation of the ℙ back when the manifold… that time was…

        Shit. What a mess Makoto have caused !
        Toa is Hasegawa’s descendant !

        (Oh my god what a big spoiler I’ve uncovered!)

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  20. Long time no see… at least I want to say that.
    A electrical transformator nearby to my house made a pretty KABOOM and I have no electric energy for a while…. anyways I return whit a lot of vitamin T dishes. (Tacos, Tortas, Tamales, Tostadas, Tlacoyos, Truck-kun oil chips?) (Yes, I know it’s a Mexican bad joke but whit this I pay my tribute to Reigokai).
    If someone don’t know the dishes, just Google it.

    Next time on cooking whit me,
    Today I made some roasted potatoes, first we cut the potatoe in half, remove a bit from the center and put some ham and cheese, after that, close the potatoe whit the other half and cover it whit aluminium, for the roasting proces just USE A FLAMETHROWER NEARBY THAT DAMM GUYS WO MADE NOTHING TO REPAIR THE DAMM TRANFORMATOR and enjoy your potatoes.

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    1. Anhamber my friend ! We didn’t hear from you for a long time and I began to think that you moved away.

      How long was the power shortage? Don’t worry, when I find THAT GUY, I will hit… err… send him to another world.

      Thank you for the tribute. Mmm…

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    2. You know my day was goign great till I readed your post, now I have the police looing for me because I had to assault a kitchen to satisfie the hunger that you gave me…..I will remember this (said with the mout full of cheese)

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      1. So you’re the one to enter in that kitchen, good thing that the chef’s guild (sponsored by Satou Pendragon) have a reliable intelligence net.
        We’re made a sauce to spicy for you wen we caught you (don’t worry, have one of the finest meats to make THATH SAUCE edible)

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      2. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA….Thanks to my rigorous training in the art of Mexican food eating I created inmunity to spicey food, and behold I got the great countermeasure against it!!!!!!! The unbeateble glass of milk!!!!!

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      3. Habanero? Tabasco? What is that, we Mexicans put spicy to the spicy, don’t know if you can handle the special sweet sauce, and yes, milk don’t work cause THAT is sweet but the spicy make the average people cry, by the way, I drank about 2 galons of milk the first time I eat THAT.

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  21. Thx for the Chappy ~!
    Truck-kun, my friend, your are on comment-spree….
    My thoughts on Makoto feeling uncomfortable of the word “it’s in the past” phrase is because relations on him and the goddess.
    For him, things being left undone is like saying “don’t cry over a spilled milk” but I can understand why he is being that way, it’s because he was THROWN AWAY by the goddess ; is like the world itself have done that to him…

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    1. Makoto said that he felt ‘fuzziness’ in his stomach when he heard the explanation of Root .
      My guess is that he ate somethin wrong in the dungeon, like Dungeon Menshi…

      lol

      What Root did in the past was wrong, regardless of whether everyone accepted it or not. However, the way I see it is that Makoto had a hard time accepting it not because it is wrong or right. It is because he felt that the Original Adventurers had somehow throw away their connection with Earth and other humans.

      In other words, Makoto is extremely homesick. That’s it. I guess.

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  22. Been a while since i posted here.
    Hiiragi, hmmm its somewhat familiar, but i cant recall.
    Im excited if there will be adven of origin vs kuzunoha com. I wonder who will dominate who.

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