Chapter 116-117: Hero party

A few days later…

“Uwa~~! Big!”

In front of our eyes, a big tree filled our view.

A tree so big that you would need two adjectives to emphasize how big it is.

Even so, it was still far away, and right before our eyes came a mountain range that extends, the big tree was simply peeking out its head from the other side of the mountains.

In other words, that tree was taller and towered over the mountains.

“So that’s the prided giant tree of the Earth Church, Great Pillar-sama!!” (Karen)

Having the permission of Yorishiro-sama, it took me a few days using my flying machine to fly here. This is my first time going to such a faraway place.

Normally, the heroes of their respective Church have to protect the believers from monsters, so leaving their base is not allowed.

But with the development of the ethereal machines, journeys that take several days become a few hours thanks to the flying machine, and our scope of action has radically expanded, so slight absences have become forgivable now.

Even so, this trip to Ishtar Blaze takes several days even with the flying machine.

In the time I was troubled since something like that wouldn’t be forgiven, thanks to the special consideration of Yorishiro-sama, and Doraha-san who can serve as a guard for the Light capital, I managed to come all the way here.

“Sasae-chan! This is your homeland, right?” (Karen)

“Please spare me-dasu~~! Just kill me already-dasu~~!!” (Sasae)

The reason why Sasae-chan was at the last stages of her sanity was because she had been riding the flying machine until now.

She was holding onto my back, but as expected, the super high-speed of the flying machine seems to be tough on first timers.

The further we go, the more stamina it shaves off Sasae-chan, so we are currently taking a break for her sake.

“To think there be such a fearsome ride, the city be scary-dasu!! The distance that it be taking a month of repeated camping was closed in a few days!!” (Sasae)

I feel like I am watching the Haine-san I met for the first time.

Haine-san quickly got used to it, but I wonder about this girl.

“Seriously, how pathetic. For a hero to wail at something of this level.” (Mirack)

“Right? But well, this serves as punishment for rampaging at Apollon City so, isn’t it fine?” (Celestis)

Is what the accompanying Mirack-chan and Celestis-chan say.

…Wait a moment.

“Uhm, I should have asked this sooner but…” (Karen)

“Hm?” (Mirack)

“What?” (Celestis)

“Why are you two tagging along as well?” (Karen)

The fire hero, Mirack-chan; and the water hero, Celestis-chan. These two that are the heroes of other churches should not have any connection to this matter. Moreover, they have to protect their own base, so they shouldn’t be able to travel far thoughtlessly.

The two of them came on their own flying machine that is dyed in the color of their respective church, so if monsters appear in their base, they would take several days in order to return.

“What are you saying, Karen? We are already comrades. No matter where you go, we go together, right?” (Mirack)

“In order to realize my future plans of a worldwide live tour, I was thinking about checking out the five capitals at least once. It seems like thanks to the kindness of the Light Founder, that shadow girl will be protecting our bases too anyways.” (Celestis)

So there was such an arrangement…

Is it really okay to be placing so much weight onto Doraha-san?

It should be okay. She is so strong after all.

“Also, Karen, this time’s matter is not something that the other churches can ignore either, you know?” (Mirack)

“Eh?”

“With this girl rampaging in Apollon City, the special point of the Earth Church has been made public after all. Freely controlling the monsters that are originally our enemies, giving out an order to kill a specific person through an oracle, moreover, that reason is because that person is the personification of the Dark God Entropy…” (Mirack)

“The Dark God’s very existence was dubious, but with this, its existence has now become thicker. Just what is currently occurring in the world. There’s the need for the other churches to grasp it correctly as well.” (Celestis)

And that’s why the dispatch of the fire and water hero was approved?

“Wuuh~~, it feels as if we are the bad guys-dasu.” (Sasae)

“We are going to your base in order to confirm that, aren’t we? Well, don’t worry. We are not the type of people that would rampage around other’s house. We are not.” (Celestis)

Celestis-chan was persistently bullying Sasae-chan.

But now that I think about it, this is an incredible scene.

Four heroes journeying together; just what are we going to be fighting now?

“But, no matter what we are going to be confirming, Haine-san has already taken the lead and has been investigating, so let’s prioritize regrouping.” (Karen)

“But…”

The one who let out that sunk down voice was Sasae-chan.

“Is that Kuromiya Haine truly a good guy-dasu ka? I just can’t believe it-dasu.” (Sasae)

From this group of four, the only one who has not met Haine-san in person is Sasae-chan.

The only thing she knows of him is the oracle she received from Mother Earth Mantle, so she is uneasy. Moreover, the subjugation target has entered her homeland.

“It is okay, Sasae-chan.” (Karen)

I gently place a hand on her shoulder.

“Haine-san is stronger, smarter, and kinder than anyone, so Sasae-chan will certainly come to like him.” (Karen)

“The strongest, smartest, and kindest is Karen-nechan-dasu yo,” (Sasae)

Her uneasiness must have been driven out, Sasae-chan hugged me.

“Oh~ Oh~, since being saved at the Light Grand Church, Sasae-chi has been hugging Karen-chi like crazy~.” (Celestis)

“Can I broil that little girl’s face?” (Mirack)

“Don’t get jealous, fire hero.” (Celestis)

Like this, we deepen our friendship as we head towards Ishtar Blaze.

And then, what we saw the moment we arrived at the place was…

  • 117: Land of Chaos

What welcomed us the moment we stepped into the Earth capital, Ishtar Blaze, were…the screams like those of a battlefield.

“Ruuuun!!”

“Great Pillar-sama –Great Pillar-sama is angered!”

Those kind of screams were echoing all around the city.

The people were running about. The farming tools used for their daily lives and the crops had been thrown away and were rolling tragically around.

“What is this? Just what in the world is going on?!” (Karen)

Being welcomed by chaos the moment we arrived, made us fall into confusion.

“This is the daily scenery of this city —is in no way the case, right?” (Celestis)

“Oi, what do you have to say, local girl?” (Mirack)

Mirack-chan asks the one who should know this city the most here, Sasae-chan.

But the Sasae-chan in question was dumbfounded and her mouth was wide open.

“I-I don’t know-dasu! This be the first time I see something like this-dasu!!” (Sasae)

Her face was also pale.

There were a number of residents that noticed her.

“Aaah!! S-S-Sasae-sama!!”

And they run to her as if clinging onto her.

“T-T-This is terrible, Sasae-sama! L-L-Look, Great Pillar-sama has…Great Pillar-sama has has has gotten angry and—! I don’t know what’s going onsalfkjsf!!”

The residents seem to be in confusion as well, so we couldn’t get the gist of it.

“W-What should I do-dasu?! In the time I wasn’t at Ishtar Blaze, something like this–!!” (Sasae)

Sasae-chan trembles along with her words.

“It is okay! I be told it would be okay-dasu! Founder-sama said that Ishtar Blaze doesn’t have many strong monsters, so even if I be gone, the Golems would take care of it, he said! That’s why it wouldn’t be a big deal even if I be gone for a month. He said I can fulfill the oracle without any worries!!” (Sasae)

With Sasae-chan falling into chaos as well, the situation will get more and more uncontrollable.

I hug her tightly in order to calm down her panic.

“Calm down. Right now, you as the hero should be the calmest of all and tackle this. This is the Earth capital, Ishtar Blaze. And you are their earth hero.” (Karen)

“Karen-nechan~~!” (Sasae)

“At any rate, let’s go to the center of the disturbance. The people are panicked and are not in a state where they are able to make proper conversation. It is faster to confirm it with our own eyes!” (Karen)

The four of us run.

It was easy to pinpoint the location where the disturbance was occurring. We only had to head to the reverse direction of where the people are running after all.

And we already had an idea of what it was.

There’s only one thing capable of causing such uproar.

“Aah!”

At that place, there was the thing that overturned my common sense waiting.

The giant tree was rampaging.

In my understanding, once trees grow, they don’t move at all, but it seems that’s not the case here.

The roots were moving like an octopus’s tentacles.

While wriggling around, it swung through the ground, air, and all areas it could reach, and was creating abnormal damage.

“That is…the prided giant tree of Ishtar Blaze?!”

“Great Pillar-sama!!”

And just as the rumors state, it was unbelievably big.

That’s why once it rampages, the damage it creates is also unbelievable.

The houses around the city collapsed as the roots pushed out of the ground, and once it is swung down, they are crushed into pieces.

“Aah!! Why, why-dasu ka? Great Pillar-sama, why are ya doing such a horrible thing-dasu ka?! Great Pillar-sama be…Great Pillar-sama be supposed to protect our Earth believers, right?!” (Sasae)

“!! Oi, look! That!!” (Mirack)

It seems Mirack-chan has noticed something. We all observe the place she pointed at.

“That is…! Haine-san?!” (Karen)

From here, it was too far away, so I could only see him like a small grain, but I could clearly tell.

A single human was flying around in mid-air, fighting the roots and branches that were coming from all directions.

At times, he would slip through the storm of roots, and at other times, he would release a pitch-black mass as a shield.

The only one who can do that is Haine-san.

“Haine-san…is fighting the giant tree?” (Karen)

Just what does that mean?

“That guy…did he really do it?!” (Celestis)

“Eh?! What do you mean by that, Celestis-chan?” (Karen)

“He came here to defeat the ‘monster that gives birth to monsters’, the Mother Monsters, right? And the origin of the Golems is that giant tree. There’s no doubt that thing is the objective of Haine-chi. And so, that giant tree is resisting in that way in order to not be killed, don’t you think?” (Celestis)

The conjecture of Celestis-chan was just a conjecture, but it was an incredibly convincing one.

“T-Then—!!” (Sasae)

The voice of Sasae-chan trembled.

This time, it was not because of sadness or panic, it was out of anger.

“Because of him…Ishtar Blaze has fallen into this state-dasu ka? My home…because of him!! As I thought, he really be the personification of an evil God-dasu!!” (Sasae)

Is what Sasae-chan says as she runs off.

It was so sudden that we were unable to hold her down.

“Wait, Sasae-chan!” (Karen)

“Earth hero, Gonbee Sasae!! Will be saving Great Pillar-sama-dasu!! Here I go~~!!” (Sasae)

The earth scythe, Seeta, was raised.

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136 thoughts on “Chapter 116-117: Hero party

    1. Well, since my birthday is coming soon next month I’d like to throw a party here.
      10-11

      Pity that we don’t know Reigokai’s birthday or any of you guy’s.
      We can really throw a party here. With gif. and jpg. and copypaste…
      and eggs and flour of course.

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      1. Why so unsociable?
        Come on… you must be lying. I know that you actually like parties, you went to one halloween party half naked with plastic cups on your body.

        Or maybe you don’t want to attend just my party because we have long been frenemies?

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      2. You clearly have the wrong guy, because I never went to any party dressed in anything unusual. Though I did trick a dude I had a grudge against into thinking it was a kinkier party than it actually was that one time.

        I don’t do parties because they’re nothing but exhausting for me.

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      3. I think your notion of a party slightly differs to mine. I’m not thinking of a huge party or one that have alchohol and drugs. Nothing kinky. I don’t do that either.
        Just.. a small party with close family and friends. A LAN game party, a small birthday party, or something similar.

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      4. …No? That’s exactly what a party is, isn’t it? Our definition matches. Dealing with people like that usually exhausts me.

        The only party I enjoy are singleplayer RPG parties, thank you very much.

        Oh, wait. Also extremely hype chapter comment section parties. “Negotiations Breakdown” was a good day.

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  1. I feel like these updates always end on a note that give me that makes me want to slam my head into a wall repeatedly while saying “god damnit don’t DO that”

    Anyways, thanks for the update.

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  2. Most probably it is a practice match between Haines and the tree…
    Or
    The water God appeared again and psycho mantle to do it…
    Or
    Mantle wanted to hug/kiss or got groped by accident. Due to jealousy, the tree started to attack Haines…

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  3. Dang it, i read chapter 116-117 first then got to rhe end. I thought huft cliff eh, there is 2 release so i will be safe
    But nope, the order release in novel updates is misslead and i don’t read the chapter number since i want to read it eagerly. LESSON LEARNED 😫😫😫

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    1. It’s possible that the Tree is always getting the gist of the news through the golems in use, and it noticed Sasae’s rage, and then fear, when Doraha beat down those other golems. Or Mantle overreacted when Haine got angry over that oracle…or the Founder of the Earth Church has been holding onto a Mother Lifeblock that controls the Tree…..

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      1. Actually… I think its the other way around… I re-read chapter 99 and a thought crossed my mind… could it be that Mantle, after being praised by Haine, over-excitedly pour even more divine power into the tree… and it went berserk (AKA drunk from getting too much power….)

        That sounds like something that would happen considering Mantle’s personality….

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  4. I knew Mantle would screw up!!! Nothing good ever happens when someone with her character says that they feel the need to do something big. I think I predicted that the forest would attack and destroy the village, or maybe that was someone else, either way it seems like Ishtar Blaze is doomed.

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      1. I think the scenario is more like Mantle became overly excited due to Haine’s goodwill and decided to inject as much of her Divine Power as she could into the tree thinking that it would make the Golems stronger or help Ishtar Blaze in some way. I personally don’t view nation destroying accidents as cute in regards to this. Not only does this hurt the people of Ishtar Blaze, it damages the Earth Church’s credibility, Haine has been misunderstood by the Earth Hero, and Mantle is likely to suffer from lack of Prayer Energy due to the loss of faith in her and The Great Pillar.

        How does a Goddess like this get the title of “Mother” attached to her name when she’s more than liable to accidentally trigger natural disasters randomly when trying to perform acts of goodwill?! 0_0 I think I might pity Coacervate at this rate if he’s had to deal with this whenever he meets with Mantle. Not to mention how much I pity Haine right now.

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      2. The title “Mother” when attached to a divine being is supposed to be a symbol of motherhood, and seeing a pitiful Mantle doesn’t quite match that image may be the reason why dragon said what he/she said.

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      3. My image of a mother is someone who’s dependable and affectionate. Mantle has affection down, but in regards to reliability it becomes more of a blurred line. She’s plenty reliable in fulfilling her duties is what I can infer; it’s more of a question for how long she can keep things together before spontaneous disaster.

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      4. Really? My image of a mother is also affectionate, but also nurturing. The “reliable” can be true, but it’s more on an emotional than realistic level. Trying your best to do good by your children and ending up making many clumsy mistakes sounds pretty accurate to motherhood to me.

        And no matter what your opinion of her is, you can’t deny that Mantle also super nailed the “nurturing” aspect of maternity. Her nation has got to be one of the most prosperous, satisfied, and happiest ones in the world. Life is simple and any complaints are equally mundane as far as we know.

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      5. Yeah, objectively speaking I can’t find anything about her to particularly dislike. She’s through and through the Mother Earth Goddess when you look at her work. It’s just that when looking at the personal interactions of her and Haine and what we’ve heard of how she is in the story, her image just becomes a little more disappointing. I just figured that as a “Mother” Goddess she wouldn’t have a clumsy character since Gods generally represent the ideal, then again the ideal is a broad concept.

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      6. That sounds…depressingly plausible. Mantle’s credibility is…dignity-deficient.

        Though without making light of the severity of this situation, I do hope Mantle isn’t discouraged by this if that’s what happened. I wouldn’t want her to stop trying to do good things for her people and her self-esteem seems fragile enough as it is.

        Everything you said about this incident and its demerits is true, but I’d still prefer an incompetent friendly god to petty or cruel one like Nova and Coacervate.

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      7. I do agree though that I like Mantle just a bit more than the other God’s. It’s still in my head how she thought she could get away with helping in sealing Entropy just because he’s nice. She’s a lot more childish than I would have ever imagined the Mother Earth God to be. But that also makes her innocent and cute in some areas. (Terrifyingly so in others…).

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  5. well……. Sasae just do something on the impulse and not thinking again….. its look like she will have to do the special EARTH CHURCH STYLE DOGEZA to Yorishiro (since we dont know what kind of ‘dogeza’ the earth style have, just like Fire church Flaming Dogeza and water church Boiling water dogeza)
    could this rampage because of Mantle just feel the ‘silent wrath’ from Inflation ? maybe the Great Pillar sense a disturbance in the force of the gods

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  6. Celes just had to go and blurt out things that might not even be true.

    I’m guessing the founder did something and tried attacking haine with the tree somehow someway and included in that rampage are the people, Haine being the protector of humans, he had to save them.

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    1. I mean…wouldn’t you say Sasae is making a reasonable move here?

      Point 1: Her homeland is in great chaos.
      Point 2: The person fighting the symbol of her country’s prosperity has been identified to be Haine.
      Point 3: The goddess she worships declared Haine an embodiment of an evil god.
      Point 4: Even Haine’s friends theorized that he’s trying to kill the Great Pillar.
      Point 5: Sasae is a Hero whose duty is to protect her countrymen from danger and threats.

      Given these bits of information and nothing about Haine’s true nature or what actually happened, isn’t this what any brave soul would do?

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      1. There is another method that I think is also reasonable… does she ever think of talking to Haine? Or in that note question her orders? And add on my own bias talking here… narrow minded is my conclusion of her… can’t really blame her in a world where gods are like coercavate though…

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      2. Well, talking to Haine strikes me as a non-option because as far as Sasae understands, Haine might as well not be human-heck, not even a golem. He’s some sort of evil god, after all. Reasoning with him isn’t really something you’d think is in the cards.

        Questioning her orders is a good policy in general, but probably a bit much to ask of a Hero like her. She’s never felt the need to question what she was raised to believe and it’s not really fair to expect her to do that at this point

        In my opinion, she’s about as in the wrong as Mantle is with the sealing of Entropy. The fact is that there’s pressure from one side and no apparent reason to refuse on the other, plus a gross lack of information.

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      3. Yea I know, it’s just my bias towards ignorant loli that talks too much taking control of me here hahaha…

        My head understands what you are saying but I personally don’t accept it. Feelings are annoying yeah? In any case I want to know what actually happened~

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      4. Oh, yeah. That’s perfectly understandable.

        No matter how logical something seems to be, someone who knows the truth will naturally feel impatience towards ignorance. A big reason of why smart people are hard to get along with.

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  7. And so, Karen and co. visit Ishtar Blaze to stalk Haine-san find some answers regarding this mysterious oracle from Mother Mantle!

    Dear, dear. Poor Sasae is being bullied so much that I feel bad for her even though she deserves it. Mirack and Celestis have been making rather sharp jabs at her for a while now. At least Karen seems to be looking out for her.

    Haine-san! …No-Mantle-chan! What have you done now!? Why is Haine fighting the giant octopus-tree thing now!?! So confusing!

    …You know, that’s something I rather like about this novel. When there’s a break of common sense, it’s not just the MC that does it.
    Whether it’s a culture clash like when we met Celestis or someone visited Ishtar Blaze, or a technological gap like when Sasae and Haine rode an air bike for the first time, the primary source of shock has been an even split between humans and gods.

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  8. Really need to promise my self the next time I see Cliffhanger-san I need to punch it in the face, either the Mother Tree got drunk on Mother Earth’s divine power or the priest/oracle put some weird (and powerful) drugs into the Mother Tree

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  9. That cliff…. I never thought of wanting more an update of world reformation over Tsuki! 0.0
    Im pretty sure Mantle was like oh he love how im good with humans so I go to the next level of pampering then…. Tree hugs!

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  10. Ggaaaahhh!!!! That Cliff!! Nuuoooo~~!!
    …….erk, it’s too much, I don’t think I can hold on to this tree branch any longer….
    Help me! My Orca! Help me! Reigokai-sama~~~~~…….*falls slowly but surely have faith on My Orca catching me* *insert song*
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    Btw, Thx for the Chappy, Reigokai-sama!!😆

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      1. And now I can’t help but imagine Reigokai pulling with an overpowered heave and sending us all flying into the sky past the cliff.

        Like that one scene in a kung fu movie. Crud, I forget the name.

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      2. Ah… is it possible, is that the light I have always heard about, the light at the end of the tunnel(cliffhanger)…
        Ok, Reigokai-sama! I’ll hold on a bit longer!
        Btw,…..I didn’t know your hand was so soft *blush*

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      3. Oh man. Kungfu Hustle brings back some memories. Probably one of my favorite martial arts movies? The reason it was so crazy is because it was actually a parody of kung fu movies-though some critics didn’t seem to get that.

        At any rate, the scene I’m thinking of kinda matches the “flying bodies everywhere” gag, but it also feels like I was thinking of something different. …Not sure.

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    1. *Pantasma calling Orca for help*

      “The number you have dialled is unreachable. Please try again later.”

      *Orca in the middle of the sea, suddenly have goosebumps* *shivers*

      “I feel like someone out there is talking about me. Oh well…”

      *Orca continues chasing jellyfish*

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      1. Now that my friend, is the 7 wonders of the IsekaiLunatic world. The First Mystery I know was a Truck that suppose to send MC or Readers to another world, was mysteriously gone! Now this appears!!
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        *Insert more Mysteries*

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