Chapter 278: Origin of talisman magic

TL: Hey guys, Reigokai here!

As you can see, the author is on a roll. Two chapters came out! And I felt like these two chapters had to come out together, so…here they are! Both at the same time!

–Now, there’s another matter I have to discuss. This one will be a bit long, feel free to skip.

Regarding the current state of the schedule.

The author of Tsuki Michi is on a roll, something I honestly didn’t expect (I actually thought it would stop at 1 chapter a month, lol). So…we are now at this point where…I feel like I’m neglecting World Reformation.

To put an image to it, it would be like; I adopted two children, but I preferred one children more than the other, so I end up neglecting him when my favorite one is doing good. Like, serious neglection, on the level of not giving him any food.

Yeah…so, I decided I have to fix that.

It will be like this: today, I published tsuki michi, next, it will be World Reformation. Even if Tsuki Michi posts another chapter before World Reformation is posted, it will not overwrite it. I will still publish it. And Tsuki will come after World Reformation.

I don’t know if it came out well, but it just means that after a Tsuki chapter, the next in schedule will always be World Reformation. And, whenever a Tsuki chapter is coming next, I will announce it.

That’s it 😛

Now, as per the beginning of the month, I would like to thank all my patreons! Thanks a lot! And also the people that keep the comments and community alive, you guys are great! I love you all!

Anyways, enjoy the chapters :DD!


I managed to aim.

I solved the mystery of Hitsuna’s Safety Zone and destroyed it.

To explain it in more detail, the space that was supposed to actually last 1 hour, received attacks from the outside and had its time reduced to the point that it disappeared.

Right after, I adjusted the sight at the powerful magician in front of me.

I managed to aim at her.

“You really are merciless!” (Hitsuna)

The time I used to confirm this reality and the time I used to make the attack was practically nothing.

In no time at all, I shot 2 Bridds.

And then, right in the middle of the first and second shot, as if sewing the two of them, an arrow I fired with Azusa slips in.

Seeing this, contrary to her quiet look, Hitsuna quickly took out not a staff but a magic book with unbelievable speed and opened it, but my attack hit both of Hitsuna-san’s hands and book.

As I thought, the power was low.

It looks like my precision with [Sakai] has recovered and the prohibition of attacks is gone, but this whole floor is retraining the power of all intruders in this floor, in other words, us.

It is apparently the ability of someone called Takane.

I honestly don’t know how to undo that one.

First of all, I will suppress Hitsuna-san, reconvene with Mio and Tomoe, and then, go to where Beren’s group is.

And so, onto the first part.

“Protector of Paradise, [Guardian]; Blade of Determination, [Stiletto]; Conviction, [White Card].” (Makoto)

“You are using ritual magic class spells without any arias?! Ah geez! Origin page spell formation, [Note Spell]!!” (Hitsuna)

I reapply the support spells on everyone since they had slightly weakened.

Hitsuna-san opens her eyes wide when she sees my spells, and then, she does the same movements as just a moment ago and opens her magic book.

Wait, she healed already?

The ‘preparation’ that Tomoe, Mio, and I went through the trouble of coming up with…is not working at all on her.

Was it done unconsciously?

Or maybe she has crazy natural magic resistance?

But, when she was watching the projection, she didn’t show any signs of noticing.

It would be better to not think too deeply about it huh.

I will have her sleep for a while.

“Oh ho. Now there, it seems you are also shooting quite the magic without the need of arias.” (Makoto)

I kick the floor and jump to the side.

The space I was in just a moment ago was ‘gouged out’ greatly.

Not only that.

The eyes of Hitsuna-san were still locked onto me with precision.

“[Crimson Ice].” (Hitsuna)

The air in the surrounding changes.

This is…

Countless numbers of ice flakes, that create a relatively low cold wave, were forming a swirl with unbelievable speed and created a storm.

I remember this.

This is what the Demon General, Mokuren, used…right, talisman magic.

It is a special art that doesn’t require the step of chanting an aria in order to activate.

This is pretty similar to that.

Hitsuna-san’s method seems to utilize pages in order to activate though.

…Hm?

Maybe it is the opposite?

In the first place, she is the first generation of the Priestesses of Lorel. Isn’t there a high chance that the talisman magic itself was created by copying Hitsuna-san’s spell formations?

Thinking about the standing of the Priestess in this country, it wouldn’t be strange.

“The power is stronger than that person. It looks like an interesting method, and it would be nice to gaze at it like I usually do, but today, I want to reconvene with everyone so, I’m sorry!” (Makoto)

I find the core of this ice storm, that is dealing continuous damage to my Magic Armor, and shoot through it with an arrow.

The spell disappeared and my field of vision recovered.

Next is…

Hitsuna-san who I caught with my eyes once again had the magic book in her hands, and around her, there were close to ten shining pages floating.

…So that just now was to take away my vision in order to prepare for her next move huh.

“[Full Chain Release], [Round Ardbeg], [Peerless Bad Fortune], Basic attack formation [Bridd]!!” (Hitsuna)

?!

Bridd?!

Because I heard such an unexpected and familiar name in the spells and perceived magic power that resembled it, my decision of shooting through all the floating pages at once was slowed by a beat.

“…This…”

A precise and peerless shot of fire element pierced through the Magic Armor.

And in that time, water, earth, and wind of the same spell did the same.

The four elements were surrounding me and were successively shooting me from all directions.

The Magic Armor was slowly gouged.

It was continuously getting gouged.

This is…strong.

It is simple and doesn’t stop.

An ultra rapid-fire of several elements of Bridd.

A barrage where I can’t find any openings from.

An opening to fight back…for now, I can’t find it

It is a perfect plan to buy time.

Moreover, if I make any poor moves, it might even inflict quite the damage.

She really got me there.

I can’t make any poor moves.

“Base attack formation, [Laser Pit]; [Fake Page, Silk Giant]; [Fake Page, Soul Slaughterer]!” (Hitsuna)

!!

The Magic Armor was shot by a relatively thick and strong mass of light.

About one third of the Magic Armor was shaved off, and on top of that, it didn’t disappear and continued its attack, and I could tell that it was even trying to reach me.

It is that, that thing called Gerobi. <A gundam game reference>

For a moment, the nostalgic game screen of the Robot fighting game popped up in my mind.

An audacious and long lasting beam attack or laser; it is truly a dream-like attack.

Now that I think about it, maybe she did something to the Magic Armor itself, the strength of the Magic Armor as a whole is greatly weakened.

Because of that, the destruction of the Magic Armor by Bridd and Gerobi is proceeding smoothly.

And finally…

“Blade Wave?!” (Makoto)

As if saying this is the finishing move, the blade wave attack reached around my chest.

I unconsciously shouted it out loud, but this is definitely a blade wave.

I was cut.

Receiving this attack that surpassed the limits, the Magic Armor was scattered away, and the attack must have been higher than what the clothes the dwarves made could resist, I ended up getting cut.

Leaving that aside, I prepare myself for the four elemental Bridd attacks that still continue as I reflexively reconstruct the Magic Armor.

This attack possesses power that I would prefer not receiving with my flesh.

From the place where I was cut by the Blade Wave, I could feel that it was devouring my magic power and eating away my spirit, but this didn’t affect me at all anyways, so I ignore it.

I calmly search for Hitsuna-san with [Sakai].

It looks like she intends to shoot several more spells.

Seriously, who is the one that’s merciless here.

It is surprising to see a person that’s able to utilize Bridd with the same amount of power as I.

You really can’t judge a book by its cover.

I still can’t find a way to stop this ultra rapid-fire of Bridds. But, from what I see, this is not aiming at me, but instead, aiming at a specified location.

In that case…let’s try putting into practice the super basic way of dealing with a magician.

In other words, close combat.

If I can’t shoot at her properly because the barrage is being an hindrance, I will try to punch her by passing through this barrage.

It wouldn’t be good to continue receiving these spells after all.

Let’s go with that.

I want to hurry to where everyone is.

I change my clothes to red and reconfirm the location of Hitsuna-san with [Sakai].

Okay.

I finish the recomposition of the Magic Armor briefly, and without caring about it being shaved off once again, I spring towards the place where Hitsuna-san is.

“Wa?!”

“…”

I managed to pass through it.

There she is.

“Could it be that even with that much magic power, you are the same as Bia, a are-you-even-a-magician kind of magician?!” (Hitsuna)

“…”

There’s no pursuing attack of the Bridd barrage.

I can do it.

I accumulate magic power into my fist.

Utilizing the already build up momentum, I take one more step and strike her.

“[Safety Zone]!” (Hitsuna)

“?!!”

I was stopped on a paper-thin difference by a wall, and my fist along with my whole body was heavily bounced back.

“I-I can’t tag along with that type of physical aria of yours.” (Hitsuna)

Safety…is it that?!

…I see.

So this is the original use of it huh.

An emergency type of ability for the moments when the enemy approaches her. So she can freely control the size when activating it, just like my [Sakai].

She is tough.

She had a face as if she had no confidence and, even if slight, she also showed actual fear for battle in her expression.

But she doesn’t run, she doesn’t break.

No matter how it looks, she is properly facing the duty she has to perform.

I ended up feeling respect towards her.

But I know that this zone of hers has a cooldown.

I won’t let her block the next one.

Several shining pages became dust and disappeared, and several new pages appeared as if protecting her.

…I see, the progenitor of talisman magic.

It is probably not a wrong guess.

It was discourteous of me to think I would be able to quickly suppress her.

She is also one of the adventurers that was sung in legends.

“To think you would use Bridd, that was a surprise.” (Makoto)

“Stole the words right out of my mouth.” (Hitsuna)

“Well then, let’s continue.” (Makoto)

“Uwa, so readily. Takane-kun~, a few minutes might be my limit. You are watching, right? You are listening, right? Do something!” (Hitsuna)

She began weeping for help, and yet, her magic book was still shining powerfully.

This is the first time I deal with a type like her but…I don’t hate it.

“Priestess-san, sorry for the wait!”

Eh?

What suddenly appeared in the middle of Hitsuna-san and I was…a Marikosan.

They really always appear so suddenly.

“It is obvious that you would be attacking but, it was towards me?!” (Makoto)

“Target confirmed, pulverize!!”

Pointing at me and making a bold smile, Marikosan shouts in a loud voice.

With that as the signal, I sense a great number of attacks from the front.

This time it is a barrage from the Marikosans?!

Like hell I have the time for this!

I am going to bring all of them down.

Their numbers are high, but Hitsuna-san is not the only one who can set up an automatic battery.

I grasp the number of light spears, and then, target them.

Transcribing the information to my magic composition…this time, let’s show them MY Bridd battery.

“You are doing something outrageous again! [Recast]!” (Hitsuna)

You kidding right?

The magic in that magic book is just unfair!!

The four elemental Bridds that were pointlessly continuing their barrage at the back…..were now aiming here.

Even though it is a spell that was already activated once, you can still adjust or correct it before it disappears?

I feel as if I am being pointed a machine gun!

It is not like I have been pointed with one though!!

Anyways, let’s deal with the attacks of the Marikosans first.

“Haaah!!”

“Woooot?!” (Makoto)

The Marikosan lunges at me with what appears to be a thin sword that looks like a rapier.

Even when they have shot a barrage at this place, you still rush straight towards me, are you serious?!

The tip of the sword hits the Magic Armor.

As expected, there was no such miracle like destroying the Magic Armor in one hit.

“I can read you!” (Hitsuna)

This time was Hitsuna-san.

But I have already finished preparing my attack. No matter what she read of me, she has no method of obstructing my activation.

“[Demonic Axe of Thurisaz]!” (Hitsuna)

The fourth page strengthens in its shine and disappears, and what appeared were two big axes that were composed of darkness.

Ah, so that’s how it is huh.

This woman can change gears in such a fast manner.

It is certainly the number one thing I don’t want occurring.

Leaving aside if she can actually do it or not.

But…the words of Hitsuna saying ‘I have read you!’….

Crap, she got me.

Now I understand the fearless smile of the Marikosan close to me that’s getting even thicker than before.

Her charge isn’t in order to support the barrage of her comrades, it is in order to have Hitsuna-san activate this spell of hers.

The big jet black axes chop the Bridd batteries that had just activated.

She is good.

It is vexing, but I end up praising her.

She didn’t use brute force, she cut it by predicting the magic composition and element.

If I had to compare that technique to someone close to me, it would be Shiki.

“?!!”

A light *pon* sound was made and the Marikosan in front of me disappears.

Ooh, so she properly prepared a route to survive huh.

From behind me, there’s the four element Bridd of Hitsuna-san; at my front, the light spears that are probably from the Marikosans.

Both of them have crazy numbers.

I have no choice but to turtle here.

My vision was sealed with light, and my hearing was sealed with a thunderous sound.

Only a few minutes left huh.

Can I escape from this in time?

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77 thoughts on “Chapter 278: Origin of talisman magic

    1. Hey Seinvolf, where were you before? Didn’t see you here for a long time…
      The kids were asking, “Where’s daddy? Where’s daddy?”

      What should I do? I’m just the pet orca.
      Btw, you forgot to feed me.

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  1. Adoption is a big commitment, huh?

    No worries. I’m down with that arrangement. There’s no telling how chapter releases will progress from now, so we can just treat it as stockpiling for now. I admit, World Reformation has my interest piqued too, even if TsukiMichi has that emotional bond.

    I’ll welcome either kind! Thanks a lot, Reigokai! 😀

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  2. Thanks for the chapter. At 1st I thought Hitsuna was more of a pacifist type character. One he does not get involve in the fighting but helps out only with her safe zone, I was surprise she was giving Makoto hard time with her magic(good 1 author). Makoto just has to hang in there with the magic attack. Just like George Foreman vs Muhammad Ali in “Rumble in the Jungle”. Once they start pounding with their magic attack eventually they have catch their breath (or cool down time). When that happens deliver the knock out punch.

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  3. why are you holding back Makoto. Shes immortal just steamroll her and get out there to help your companions. they aren’t even ants compared to your power so why the fuck are you pretending that this is somehow a hard match for you?

    i know the author wants to show that he doesn’t want to kill just incapacitate but this is one of those very rare moments when hes up against an immortal person, just give it your all and kill her, she’ll come back.

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  4. sigh wtf makoto DESTROY THOSE MOTHERFUCKERS already god damn, at the very fucking least unleash a ring and show them a bit of ur power u fucking fool….

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    1. I think he can’t do that because it can involve his subordinates and the ones he want to hire, of course if he were alone against the adventurers of origins it should be fine to go all out ! ^^ (and maybe the fear of cave in too ? He hate closed spaces ! ^^)

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  5. thanks for the chapter reigokai-sensei…
    lol makoto, i think in this chapter he’s to understimating his opponent lol
    to reigokai-sensei… i thinks there no problem for it if you want to rise your daughter whit same affection to them…

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  6. Reigo-san, maybe this a typo ?
    It looks like my precision with [Sakai] has recovered and the prohibition of attacks is gone, but this whole floor is retraining the power of all intruders in this floor, in other words, us.
    shouldn’t the retraining be restraining ? since if its retraining it make it weird…..
    and also the battle just… wow…. SINCE WHEN IT BECOME TOUHOU DANMAKU FIGHT !? you got bullet barrage, she got bullet barrage, the mariko-san have bullet barrage, heck, let just all have Danmaku Royal Fight !

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  7. What? No food for that child??
    That was a serious neglection, Reigokai.
    I hope that child won’t grow up to have a grudge towards his foster family, only to run away to a magic school out in the stick… 😦

    … but I feel that all readers here also have the collective responsibility, so it’s a shared guilt to us.

    I’d like to adopt K̶a̶r̶e̶n̶, M̶i̶r̶a̶c̶k̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶C̶e̶l̶e̶s̶t̶i̶s̶ World Reformation if possible. My Jap. translation skill is near zero, but I’m fairly certain that I can pitch in a little help as editor or proofreader of sorts. Lessen the burden for you.

    On another note,
    Thank you Reigokai for the fast release!
    ~ utmost gratitude; as always, will always.
    Haven’t read it yet. At work. Just saying thanks first and will squeeze more hot comments later. Look forward to it !
    (I might even have juicy pictures for you guys. Wait.)

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  8. Suggestions for Reigo san, how about for every two tsuki chapters, release one batch of world reform.

    That way you don’t really abandon your other children. Just a little favoritism :p

    Just a suggestion 😀

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  9. [Peerless Bad Fortune]? [Blade Wave](Magic power eating effect)?

    Ha~ This Hitsuna fellow is kinda funny. Between trying to inflict the absolutely least effective status ailments to hypocritically defending common sense when she’s a [Breaker] in her own right.

    It reminds me of Makoto himself in a number of ways, so that’s pretty interesting. Against a foe that’s good at reading him and actually has the reasonable amount of power to maneuver against him, huh? Makoto still seems to have leeway from his attitude though.

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  10. seriously they are attacking to kill him, and he is like if it was happening to someone else, even if he has the power to ignore them, he shouldn’t take the shit of them not knowing their place.

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  11. Thanks for the double
    I actually prefer that you focus on this novel more as a main than world reformation
    there are actually a lot of translator who focus on their main project so i think its fine to do the same

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  12. Many Thanks for the chapter!

    Yeah, poor Haine-san… getting neglected for another God Makoto-kun. Albeit my hype for Tsuki can’t compare to World Reformation’s (sorry about that, I believe you will grow in a great way too!), I think the new schedule is right. And, congratulations on having set up a Patreon!

    Still, I wasn’t little surprised to see Hitsuna so… difficult to deal with. Now, don’t misunderstand, I definitely see the Adventurers of Origin as great forces in that world, just put Makoto on a whole different plane in my mind. Indeed, he’s still pretty much taking it easy (we just need him worrying over what to eat for breakfast, heh), but that barrage of magic from Hitsuna was really good.

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  13. Whoao, such a great figth, someone actually managed to push Makoto that far!!!!!!!! Those adventure do deserve some praise, to manage to push the Kuzonoha company so far. Lets see how our absurd MC walks out of it.

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  14. While World Reformation is certainly fun, I would have absolutely no problem with you starving it if there’s Tsuki ga Michibiku available XD

    Now Makoto’s surrounded by cheats, guess it takes a legion of them to challenge the master-cheat himself…

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  15. Thanks for the chapters ! ^^

    I think it’s a fair way to put it and answer to everybody expectations, this way you can keep some chapters pilled up in case the author slow down, and World Reformation can progress.

    Makoto learn a lot of stuff with theses “fights”, good thing for his growth in my opinion (he can’t go all out because he want to restrain them and don’t want to harm his peoples after all)

    Friendy,
    Nekoyashiki-san

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  16. [“Could it be that even with that much magic power, you are the same as Bia, a are-you-even-a-magician kind of magician?!” ]

    This somehow reminded me of a certain magician that dresses formally and uses liquid metal.

    Suy… Soi, Soy something.

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  17. thanks for the chapter

    “Could it be that even with that much magic power, you are the same as Bia, a are-you-even-a-magician kind of magician?!” (Hitsuna)
    servant archer is in fact a magician
    magic teacher raidou is in fact an archer

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  18. DUAL CHAPTERS FHUSFHOFWJAFHUFHSJDWJDHSJDHSUDH YEAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!! WHOOOOO!!
    Thanks for the chapter as usual Reigokai-sama! Author is badass and you damn good for keeping up translating 2 chapters. You can take your time translating if it gets hard on you. We understand such things

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  19. I seriously think you should focus more on Tsuki, which is the real one getting “neglected” here. What came first? Tsuki. What gave you a lot of visibilty? Tsuki. What is now translated only every once in a while, because the raw chapters are on par with the translated ones? Tsuki. It’s like the older son getting out of home for college/work, and only once in a while he’ll come back home to see how things are going, and since it’s only once in a while, and since also you “owe” a lot to said son, you should totally focus your whole attention just on “him”, on those few times he’s home, instead of just spoiling the younger one.
    That was indeed bad at parenting, Reigokai. Just not as you focused it at first.

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  20. Why do i get the feeling that the MC ‘was’ OP a moment ago, and all of a sudden, weak af. . . have i been wasting my time reading dis? Wtf happened. . .

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