Chapter 131: Interlude – Know your place

TLN: This one is better to release as its own chapter, so I kept it that way.


At the time when Haine-san and the others had probably finished their objective, I -Yorishiro- received a visitor.

“Doraha.” (Yorishiro)

“Yes, Yorishiro-sama.” (Doraha)

I spoke to Doraha, who has been at my side at all times lately.

Thanks to her being at my side, I haven’t felt lonely lately.

I felt as if I had returned to the time before I was reborn, the time when I was Izanami, but having her at my side right now would trouble me.

“Please leave me alone for a while. Until I say it is okay, don’t let anyone enter the room.” (Yorishiro)

“Understood.” (Doraha)

The obedient Doraha left my room immediately. The sound of the closing door was the last sound to be made before my surroundings were enveloped in silence.

“…How long are you planning on staying hidden? You crept your way here because you had business with me, right?” (Yorishiro)

When I said this, at the wall of the room, I saw something small crawling.

With 4 legs and a long tail, it looked like a lizard. But if I had to give an image in that type of animal, it would be more accurate to call it a newt.

Its skin was viscous, and it looked like it had plenty of moisture.

In other words, it was quite similar to that of a newt, a small sized water element monster.

“Water God, Coacervate.” (Yorishiro)

I could tell at a glance.

A corner of the four Base Elements. Within that group, the one who is self-proclaimed the most shrewd, a treacherous and scheming God.

It is exactly because I am a God that I can sense that this small newt holds the soul of a God inside of it.

“You have appeared in quite the minuscule being this time around. After having your former body destroyed by Haine-san, the creation of a new body didn’t make it in time huh.” (Yorishiro)

“Light Goddess, Inflation-sama. It has been centuries since we last met.” (Coacervate)

The newt –more accurately speaking, the Water God Coacervate that had incarnated in the newt-shaped monster was speaking to me in a repulsive manner.

“To think you had once again incarnated as a human, moreover, as the Light Founder that is under your religion. If you had told me, I would have immediately ordered my Water Church to provide you a variety of pleasantries.” (Coacervate)

“Did you appear before me just to say that? Even going through the trouble of appearing as a weak and unsightly lizard?” (Yorishiro)

“How harsh! Well then, let’s enter straight into the reason.” (Coacervate)

The newt changed its tone of voice.

“The Mother Earth God Mantle has been erased.” (Coacervate)

It wasn’t in a loud voice, but his tone was firm, and it gave out an aura that properly told of how important those words were.

“…Must have. The Micro Black Hole that Haine-san released, its gravity wave reached all the way here. If he used that, it would be strange if at least one God hasn’t been erased.” (Yorishiro)

“This is not the time to be so carefree! A God! A God has disappeared! One of the five Creation Gods that are supposed to be immortal since the Genesis era!!” (Coacervate)

The small newt was speaking to me in the thought frequency that only Gods can share.

This God’s voice, whether it is through the air or through the mind, is quite the pain in the ears.

“To think that the Dark God Entropy would resort to such violent actions! As I thought, that God is outside our understanding! The things he does will—!” (Coacervate)

“Destroy the balance of the world, and in the end, he might even make it collapse. A dangerous and evil God that can’t be controlled—is what you want to say, right?” (Yorishiro)

“Wa?! Hah?!” (Coacervate)

“Now that it has come to this, we should gather the remaining five Gods at once, fight together just like in the Genesis era, defeat Entropy, and seal him once again. That is what you want to say, right? Water God, Coacervate.” (Yorishiro)

“Yes, yes! That’s exactly right! As expected of the Light Goddess! You already hold the same idea as me—!” (Coacervate)

“And what about it?” (Yorishiro)

My decisive words made Coacervate gulp down his breath.

And then, an aura drifted about.

“It is true that the Dark God Entropy–right, he is currently the human Kuromiya Haine-san, it is true that he brought an end to one of the corners of the five Gods of Creation, Mother Earth God Mantle. And? What about it?” (Yorishiro)

“Hah?! Uhm…!” (Coacervate)

“You must have thought this was your chance, right Coacervate? After the troublesome Entropy was unsealed, you wanted to somehow deal with him, but you alone can’t do anything against him. You needed the Light Goddess, who possesses an absolute advantage towards the dark element, into your side or you won’t be able to do anything.” (Yorishiro)

But the four Base Elements and me have practically cut off all relations since several centuries ago with the matter of the Dark Underworld Country.

Our relationship has completely stopped being the kind that they can just nonchalantly ask me for cooperation.

Even so, if Mantle has been erased, this is an important matter that can shake all the Gods. He must have thought that I as the Light Goddess Inflation would see this matter as grave and would forget about the past incidents to take hands once again to defeat Entropy.

For you, the erasure of Mantle must have been a perfect chance to change the current state of affairs.

“I will say it again. Even if a God has been erased, what about it?” (Yorishiro)

“…”

Coacervate was still unable to speak. That’s why I hammered it down myself.

“This world already has no need for Gods. That’s why, even if Gods die or live, those kind of things don’t matter anymore. No, if there’s Gods that bring harm to the humans and the world, destroying them would actually be considered a good action. Entropy has…” (Yorishiro)

Entropy has…

“Done the right thing.” (Yorishiro)

“Impossible! There’s no way that’s true! Killing a God! Is there anything more evil than that?!” (Coacervate)

“Foolish Coacervate. Calling yourself a tactician, you must think you know everything in the world, but it looks like you don’t know one important thing.” (Yorishiro)

“?! And what is that?!” (Coacervate)

“The Dark God Entropy…is the one who stands at the top of the six Gods. Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and even Light was born from the abyss of darkness. That’s why he has the right to erase what he has created himself if he doesn’t like it. And the embodiment of that authority is his Black Hole.” (Yorishiro)

A hole of darkness that destroys everything.

From what I have seen, even the light divine power that is supposed to hold an absolute advantage over the dark element is no enemy of the Black Hole.

Before the light’s power reaches the super compressed dark matter core of the Black Hole, the gravity that originates from it would catch the light, it would be forever caught inside its schwarzschild radius.  

There’s no one who can stop an Entropy that seriously decides to destroy the world.

“But he is kind. He wouldn’t just immediately decide to erase someone just because they don’t meet his likes, he wouldn’t do something narrow-minded…… Coacervate, you are an idiot, so you misunderstood Entropy’s kindness for stupidity.” (Yorishiro)

Rampaging as much as he wanted around a kind person like that, he stepped on the humans Entropy treasured most, and then, laughed at him, and not only did he held him in contempt, he has also learned now that he can erase Gods as well.

At this late in time, I can’t even laugh at how stupid you are.

“Coacervate, along with that wild joy of yours, you are also feeling fear, right? Without even knowing that Entropy can erase you, you have acted violently towards him many times. His bottle of patience might be breaking already.” (Yorishiro)

That’s why even his annoying way of speaking where he mixes in questions all the time has disappeared as well.

That’s how much composure he is lacking right now.

“And in truth, even Mantle who is the most forgivable one of them all, wasn’t shown any mercy.” (Yorishiro)

“Inflation! Light Goddess, Inflation-sama!!” (Coacervate)

“Coacervate, you self-proclaimed tactician that misguided humans and had them killed pointlessly, the reason why you are playing around with humans even in this era where prayer energy is drying up is because you have already created a system similar to Mantle that would forcefully extract the spirit energy from humans, right?” (Yorishiro)

‘When the prayer energy is finally at a state where it is not enough, I can just use that system to wring out those prayers’, is what he must have been thinking.

The monsters and the people of the Church must have been things he did to entertain himself in the time he was creating this system.

Water God, Coacervate.

“…However, Mantle, who had executed that system, was erased by Entropy. Coacervate, if you want to walk the same end as her, do what she did.” (Yorishiro)

In time, the prayers will dry up and they won’t be enough.

The last means that the Water God must have prepared, there’s no doubt that it would ignite the wrath of the Dark God.

In other words, the fate that is waiting the Water God are two: to be silently forgotten by the humans and disappears, or to be crushed by the anger of a God and be destroyed.

“Light Goddess! Inflation-sama! Please!!” (Coacervate)

A pathetic cry came out from the small newt.

“Please save me! I have angered Entropy many times! That’s why he won’t forgive me! But I don’t want to disappear, I don’t want to disappear!! Please, Light Goddess, Mother of all Gods!! Please save me! Please protect me from the fiendish Dark God!!” (Coacervate)

“A God is praying to a God?” (Yorishiro)

Even though you have been playing around with the people that have offered you prayers?

“Shameless was a word that was created to describe you, Water God Coacervate. There’s no one as stupid as you at misunderstanding their own intelligence. The stupid you probably couldn’t notice. The person that you have angered with your follies, did you think that it was only Entropy?!” (Yorishiro)

“Please save me, Inflation! Please!” (Coacervate)

“Get lost. Just listening to your voice is already becoming a nuisance. I will give you one last advice. If you hate disappearing that much, go hide in the depths of the sea or something. Throw away your pride as a God, and if you cling onto the small prayers that humans pour onto you, you should be able to exist minutely as a small being.” (Yorishiro)

“Inflation-sama! Our mother—” (Coacervate)

A surge of light divine power made a *splat* noise and blew into pieces the small monster.

The unpleasant noise disappeared and silence returned to the room.

Coacervate shouldn’t be able to do anything anymore.

No matter what kind of tricks he makes up, the courage to win against the fear of being erased by the Dark God Entropy -by Haine-san- is already gone from that fool.

I feel like a weight on my shoulders has decreased by one more.

After that, I called back Doraha who was outside the room, and for a while, I passed my time holding her between my arms.

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105 thoughts on “Chapter 131: Interlude – Know your place

    1. what do you mean talking her out of her stupidity ?? Inflation is not stupid, YES she also the one that responsible for the Sealing at the Genesis Era but that mostly because of her own emotional burst when her mind a bit of unstable because of her jealousy toward the human, but she is definitelly NOT STUPID she even create a scheme for her revenge against the other gods with the prayer power addiction , she even scheme to be included as his lover/wife if reincarnation of Entrhopy have someone as his lover/wife with the Harem scripture

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    2. I understood that you were talking about Haine and Mantle, but next time you might want to put in more context. Also there was no talking Mantle out of her choice. Mantle doesn’t hold any of the same values humans have regarding happiness; she was convinced that she was right and was set on following through with it. When a God’s made up their mind there’s not much use trying to stop them, even other Gods, without a show of overwhelming force that either dominates or obliterates the opposing God. (Plenty of stories about such occurrences even in our own texts and poems of the Gods all across Earth).

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  1. Thanks for the chapter!

    I understand now, none of the other gods knew about black holes before, so they felt it was ok to challenge Entropy back in the day. Welp, Coacervate is screwed now … RIP

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  2. This make me curious… So Entropy is actually the oldest god? And the reason Coacervate is so arrogant because he thought he was eternal and did not realize he close he was to total annihilation, really… Inflation is right he is an Idiot who thought he was so smart, a fool of the highest order.

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      1. That’s why I said “depending”.

        Entropy could only be senpai by a few seconds, but he could also be older by centuries, millenia, or epochs. Heck, maybe he created a world all by himself once, but “discarded” it when the lack of other elements made it unsatisfactory, all before any of the others were born.

        The issue is that it’s now a “possibility” as opposed to the general assumption before of “Entropy was born alongside all the other gods(or just as a pair with Inflation at first) at the beginning of existence”

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    1. As Socrates was said to have learned, an arrogant fool who thinks they know everything is even worse than an idiot who knows he knows nothing.

      I faintly recall Confucius having a teaching for something similar too. A bit of a tongue twister, like “Those who know, know. Those who don’t know, don’t know. And those who know the difference between knowing and not knowing are the ones that truly know.”

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      1. Those old philosopher often make a simple concept be more complex than they actually are. And in this case it is actually as simple as “Don’t be arrogant, that’s not good.”

        I know why they do that though… but overcomplexing something is still overcomplexing honestly.

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      2. You say that, but these seemingly simple ideas were new philosophies back when those people first proposed it.

        They’re significant because people rarely thought of them before-and even if they did, they couldn’t put it into words.

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      3. That’s why I said I know why they overcomplex it.

        I could say something like that because I already know those values, and I was just looking back at those quotes from my own perspective. So yeah… hahaha~

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    2. well… to be fair, it shouldn’t be a “New” concept. Even in RL, you can see in the Christian bible, the first thing mentioned was: In the beginning there is only darkness and void THEN God created light. Honestly, it is something that is easily thought about if Coarcervate is to think a little about it. Just like the saying “A wise fool is he who knows that he knows nothing.” in reverse, there is few thing more naive and arrogant that someone who believed he knows everything.

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    1. Schwarzschild means something like ‘black shield’ if I’m not mistaken, which is a pretty good descriptor in and of itself for a non rotating body’s event horizon.

      So what happens to all of the prayer energy directed towards a dead god?

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  3. LoL !!
    from all high and mighty schemer into a SPLAT lizard !! my mouth grinning so hard it make it painful XD
    and that non-stop REKT from Inflation to the little lizard heuheuheuh he even call Inflation as ‘mother of god’
    so… Enthropy is the Father that will pimpslap the shit out of the ‘children’ huh ? XD

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    1. Should we label an incest tag here since that means even inflation, the Light Goddess, originates from the abyssal darkness that is Entropy? I guess this makes her a father-con? (Imagining cute child-like Inflation fawning all over her papa… such a cute yet morally corrupting image, then again no God’s family tree is complete without incest).

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  4. Hell hath no fury like a god scorned. Or is it the other way around? Anyway, Inflation-kaasan is scary.

    It’s nice to see Coacervate freaking the f*ck out now. He squandered a colleague’s kindness, and now all he has left a fear that will never leave him.

    Perfect.

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    1. Let’s hope this marks a quick, pitiful end for coacervate instead of him making a comeback as an enemy or something. Honestly, he’s just plain annoying. Well, it would be nice if it was Inflation-chan the one killing him, too.

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  5. So the real idiot here is coarcevite
    Gods are immortal and they cannot die they were able to seal entropy but they can’t kill him. But entropy ability itself is to erase existence, black hole. where it sucks even the speed of light so inflation can’t do him if entropy really tries. And that coarcevite make an enemy of the only existence who can kill him at the same time he cannot kill.

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    1. Wondering if Entropy was created brings to mind the phrase “turtles all the way down”. What is more interesting is that Entropy is basically the embodiment of space-time while inflation came from Entropy as the embodiment of energy. Since this is the case the gods refer to Entropy as their father including inflation who the four lesser gods refer to as their mother meaning that Inflation has a daddy complex.

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  6. I reached the end of the last chapter to discover an awesome interlude. Thanks Reigokai! I didn’t actually expect Coacervate to show up at this timing, but it looks like he finally realizes his own foolishness. Since he made an appearance here though I suppose there’s some hope of expecting more from him in future chapters. And now the only God left that we haven’t seen is Quasar (I think that’s how it was spelled), I wonder what kind of God the Wind God will be.

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  7. Damn! Inflation is such a badass! I’ve got a new found respect for her. “Know your place,” was a perfect choice for this chapter.

    Thanks for the chapters!
    We understand (at least I do), that stuff comes up and you can’t always translate with the same speed. I really appreciate what you do, your translation rate is still amazing.

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    1. The irony here is that Entropy’s whole conflict with Coacervate and Nova (jury is still out on Quasar) was from the fact that they refused to budge on the idea of “mere humans knowing their place”.

      Now that Coacervate is being confronted with the idea that he isn’t actually at the top of the existential food-chain, he’s afraid.

      Actually, even if Entropy has a grudge against him, chances are he wouldn’t go so far as to erase him without further threat to humanity-Mantle was just a victim of unfortunate circumstance.
      But Coacervate can only think in terms of how higher beings look down on lesser beings, so his personality makes it extra horrifying to him.

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  8. Foolish.
    What a foolish God. Coacervate proclaimed himself as a schemer, but he himself never watch his surrounding. He just an arrogant God which only look at himself.
    He totally failed as a schemer.
    Didn’t he realized if he messed with Entropy, didn’t that also mean he messed with Inflation?

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      1. No, I don’t think that’s quite hatred’s peak yet, if only because she still restrained herself for unsealing Entropy’s sake.

        Peaked hatred would mean something much more…direct and destructive.

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  9. I think the order of the gods is like this:-
    Entrophy – Darkness – Father
    Inflation – Light – Mother
    Nova – Fire
    Quasar – Wind
    Coacervate – Water
    Mantle – Earth

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      1. she as Tsukkomi Subtitute of Haine really make her likeable ~ and for me she’s the fourth best girl after Mantle. (even though Mantle mind is fuvked by that Water God, she still hopeless Goddess i cannot hate)

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  10. Thanks 4 the translation!

    So, it’s a power Entropy never showed before and it scared the hell out of the others. And it’s one power even light can’t overcome.

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  11. Thanks for the chapter Reigokai! (〜 ̄▽ ̄)〜
    So Entropy, or at least his element/power is the oldest out of the six gods. Well, saw that coming. And I knew no gods Pantheon would be completed without incest. Incest is wincest. Inflation all the way.

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  12. Guys, come on… Why are you relating the story with incest? Ewww… nasty.
    The 6 gods are not blood related. If anything, they’re like senpai and kouhai.
    It should go like this:

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    (Before) World Reformation Activities of the Dark God ~ I love soup so much that I want to make one.

    A long long time ago, in a galaxy far far away… *que Star Wors OP theme song*

    It was a time when the universe is still young. All matter and anti-matter has dispersed throughout the unknown space after the big bang… and from it, the first entity with conciousness was borned. The firstborn high existence and the eldest of what would be known as the pillar gods. He holds the power over gravity, space and chaos; Entropy.

    As the stars and planets have yet to form, all matter still dispersed without form. The space was in chaos. In this chaotic world Entropy grew and hone his powers. Yet he was a young child and has no control over his powers. His uncontrolled power disturbed the chaotic space and the particles in it, resulting in an occurance that astonished him; the appearance of ‘light’.

    The first light that had emerged from this disturbed chaotic space also gains conciousness and it gave form to another entity with the power over particles, expansion and thus over light; Inflation.

    Entropy was astonished with the sight of ‘light’, something he have never seen before and thinks that it is beautiful. Being a kid, he also thought that it is not cool to lose to a newcomer so he introduces himself to her, acting all arrogant by saying that he is the oldest and that darkness is the biggest and most powerful thing in all existence. He ended up calling her In-chan, the short of Inflation because he thinks that her name is too long and hard to pronounce (for a kid). Inflation, on the other hand, was new to the world and innocently believed Entropy. She begin to think of him as a big brother and calls him Nii-nii, the childish form of Onii-san (again, they were childrens).

    Together, they roam the primordial space. Their first meeting that day became the impetus of a grand adventure that would be known in the future as Epoch …

    … it is actually just the daily experiences of the two playing together with the occasional bickering, strolling along the housing area and ended up meeting with another four new kids on the block:

    1) Nova the airhead Flame Bender who mistakenly thought that Entropy is the banchou of the school, and that he wants to defeat him to take control of the school. The kids calls him Noa instead of Nova because they don’t like to pronounce the letter ‘V’ and it irks him to no end.

    2) Quasar the freespirited Air Bender who’s always missing from class and skip school. They think that he is playing truant. He’s actually an otaku hikikomori who hates going outside. He also doesn’t know that they call him Qua-chan.

    3) Coaservate the arrogant Water Bender who acted like he is the smartest kid in school. He always boasted his knowledge of (small) trivia and (wrong) facts. All the kids know that he was wrong but they did not tell him because they don’t want to associate with the school ‘Pervert’ (that’s what they secretly call him).

    4) Mantle the soft spoken Earth Bender who always got bullied by the other three kids above. She hates conflict so she always tried to get along with other kids. Sometimes even out of her way. They took advantage of this and bullies her. One day, she was being teased and Entropy helped her. Since then, she calls him Senpai.

    This is a story about the six kids going to school and learning together.

    During one Home Economics class, they were grouped together for a cooking assignment. They fought each other, as always, with the food ingredients and the soup that they were supposed to make turned out inedible. Ugh …
    Actually, it became the ‘Primordial Soup’ that would give birth to life forms in the future. They would fight each other again over this life form but that is another story.

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      1. Actually it is not from Zeus nor his kidney but rather from his grandfather testicles. Well, that is only one account of her birth. “According to the version of her birth recounted by Hesiod in his Theogony,[45] Cronus severed Uranus’ genitals and threw them behind him into the sea.[45][46][47] The foam from his genitals gave rise to Aphrodite[4] (hence her name, which Hesiod interpreted as “foam-arisen”),[4]” wiki Aphrodite,

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  13. He has no real worth but he likely didn’t die yet, he’s probably gone to the mother monster to try something before haine kills him

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  14. Thx for the translation and good work as always.
    It felt good when I read how inflation crushed coacervate. I read it 2 times, he deserved to stop existing not the naive mantle.

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  15. A self-proclaimed schemer like him would probably still hang around and do something foolishly. Foolishly like harming Haine’s harem heroines and other pathetic schemes.
    He’s been warned but with that kind of personality he’ll be back and for sure he’ll be erased completely.

    ~Thanks for translating this!
    ~Keep up the good work!

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