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Chapter 1: Each one’s thoughts on the War

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The next area I jumped off to was the cemetery area.

There, Wight was busy finalizing the defensive troops’ deployment.

 

Beside him were the Dwarf Smiths and High Elves that were to be left behind to help in our defense.

He was conversing with the Dwarf Smiths when I arrived. The Dwarf Smiths were the ones controlling the golems and as such, being on the same page with them was important.

When he noticed me, he concluded their conversation and ran up to me.

 

“My lord, how nice of you to come.”

“Are your preparations in order?”

“Yes, my lord. We will be somehow able to pull off the strategy you came up with.”

“That’s good news… Wight, I’m sorry for asking you accomplish this unreasonable role.”

 

For this war, the one with the greatest responsibility was him: to endure the fierce assaults of the three Demon Lords. We had set up some tricks and traps to counter our inferior numbers but those required mastery and nerves of steel to implement fully.

 

“I’m glad to have been entrusted with such an important task by you, my lord. I am not as strong as Kuina-sama and the others and yet you’ve recognized my intellectual prowess to be worthy. I truly am a monster luckier than I am due.”

 

The same as ever, Wight said some pretty pleasant things.

 

Ah, I have such a good follower, that’s what I think whenever I see you.”

“I should be the one saying so, my lord. I take pride in serving you.”

 

As he replied so, I noticed him acting a little hesitant about something, as though he couldn’t say whatever it is he wanted to say.

 

“If you want to say something, you may freely do so.”

“………Can I make a shameless request?”

“Go ahead.”

“If we get through this ordeal, I would like to ask for a reward.”

 

It was unusual for him to say something like this himself. It pleased me though to know that he had such a side to him.

 

“What is it you want? In deference to your undeniably good work thus far, I will grant whatever it is so long as it’s manageable.”

“After this war is over, I was thinking of marrying Ske-san and I would like you to officiate it. There is no one I want to officiate it more than you, my lord.”

 

For a moment, I was at a loss for words; I was too surprised. A marriage between two undead monsters of all things.

That said, I did think it was fantastic. There was no way I would say no to this.

 

“Okay, it’s a promise so you absolutely can’t die, you hear me?”

“Yes, as my lord commands.”

 

After I had checked and instructed some members of the defensive troops, I once again transferred to another location.

 

 

“Ah, Oto-san. The first platoon has completed all its preparations.”

“The maintenance of the weapons for the first and second platoon is complete, master. We’re ready to go at any time.”

 

My next destination was the entrance of my dungeon.

Here, the dungeon conquering troops—including Kuina and Rorono— were gathered.

Each monster was properly equipped and motivated.

 

“Kuina, I’m counting on you to lead the first platoon well.”

“Yes, leave it to Kuina!”

 

The first platoon was composed of Kuina and Rorono at its core, the two High Elves, and the 12 highly mobile monsters from the mixed unit corps.

 

Having high-rank monsters like Kuina and Rorono made this platoon an elite one but it was due to the two High Elves—who were going to provide excellent reconnaissance as well as anti-air measures—that the platoon could fight without any reservations.

They would be led by Kuina. She might appear and act like a child but in truth, she possessed one of the sharpest and quickest minds among my monsters while also having an outstanding sensitivity to perceive danger.

She might not be suited to lead our entire fighting force due to her lack of a greater perspective but as a commander of a detachment being dispatched on a mission like this, there was none better.

 

“Okay, now, second platoon, follow me.”

 

I was the one to lead the second platoon.

At its head was the S rank monster Ancient Elf. Performing high-precision, high-impact sniping with her improved anti-materiel rifle as she flew at very high speeds, there was no single individual that could match her prowess. No one except for Kuina that is, for as mighty as Ancient Elf was, her capabilities to annihilate her enemies were still inferior compared to Kuina. She was frailer than Kuina too.

Plus, on a place where the ceiling was low, her mobility was greatly hampered.

 

To cover up for her weaknesses, there were the two mobile and destructive Mythological Foxes to guard her sides and the two Dwarf Smiths to support them.

 

Furthermore, to insure destructiveness, we were also going to take along half of the Griffon’s aerial bombardment corps as well as the six slow but powerful B and C rank monsters that remained from the mixed corps.

In terms of number, this platoon might seem inferior to the first platoon but in terms of overall fighting power, the two were roughly equal.

 

“Yes, we will follow master anywhere, even to the ends of the world!”

 

Said Ancient Elf before she smiled.

I had decided that if she could prove herself in this war, I was going to name her.

By doing so, I would have completed my [Monsters of the Covenant] and I was excited for that.

 

“Okay, let’s go over our strategy one last time.”

 

Only five minutes remained until the fighting begins. I decided it was better for us to review our strategy just to be sure.

 

“Kuina, you will be taking the first platoon and assault the limestone cave. That cave is probably the dungeon belonging to the [Viscosity] Demon Lord. Go in there and cause as much ruckus as possible.”

“Yeah, we’re gonna blow things up. By drawing as much as attention as possible, we will be making Wight’s duties a little bit lighter. Oto-san, I’ll show you what a Celestial Fox is capable of in a war.”

 

It seemed my intention was properly transmitted.

The more they were able to force the enemy Demon Lord to focus on defense, the less his offense would become. The number of enemies Kuina and her platoon would face would increase but with their speed, they would be able to outrun most enemies resulting in fewer battles.

 

“Ancient Elf, as soon as the war begins, we will be heading to the tower dungeon with full haste. I believe that belongs to the devil-looking [Evil] Demon Lord but it doesn’t really matter if I’m wrong. Dwarf Smiths, you two will be riding on the back of the griffon corps.”

 

Ancient Elf nodded and the Dwarf Smiths prepared to ride the flying monsters.

With this, the slow-footedness of the Dwarf Smith would no longer be an issue.

 

“Now, everyone, to [War]!”

 

Right when I announced such, a voice resounded in my head.

 

<<Children of the Planet, it’s time to show the residents of this world your radiance. Let the [War] begin!>>

 

And thus, we flew out of our own dungeon.

For us to not lose, we had to conquer at least two dungeons as Wight held on. It was a race against time.

 

 

~From [Steel] Demon Lord Zagan’s point of view~

 

“Damn, that bastard, how dare he look down on me”

 

[Steel] Demon Lord Zagan had retreated back to his own crystal room and shouted thus.

It wasn’t enough to calm his rage though so he pounded on the walls.

In his assumptions, [Creation] should have been cowering in fear but the enemy was calm and was even provoking him.

And with that, he was enraged.

 

“Damn, damn, damn, he’s facing three Demon Lords and yet why does he act like he has the advantage? Why do I have to be mocked by that guy? Is it because I can only make B rank medals!?”

 

That had become a sore spot for the [Steel] Demon Lord. His high pride could not forgive the fact that he was inferior right from the moment he was born.

From the moment his parent told him that he would be able to create another’s original medal if he was somehow able to break that Demon Lord’s crystal, the thought had always been in his mind. So back when he proposed an alliance with [Wind] Demon Lord Stolas, it wasn’t only out of gaining a powerful ally but to also gain a chance of tricking her and snatching away her [Wind] medal.

But alas, Stolas turned down his offer. In his mind, it wasn’t because she sensed his ill intentions but because she was falling in love for Procell.

Finding even his charms being outdone by Procell wounded his pride all over again.

 

“Getting carried away just because you’ve got a good medal out of pure chance while I had to rely on my own ingenuity, hard work and connections. I’ll make this lucky bastard realize what real strength is. With my flawless strategy, that bastard will be crushed instantly.”

 

With hazy eyes, he stared at the monster standing beside his crystal.

It was a demon being lent by the [Evil] Demon Lord.

Its form was that of a cross between a goat and a human. It was capable of communicating via telepathy with its fellow quadruplets no matter how far away they were from one another.

By making use of this monster, he was able to get in touch with the Demon Lords on his side at any time.

 

“Fufufu, come attack and we’ll end you.”

 

Their strategy was exceedingly simple.

First, they gathered more than half of their troops on the very first room of each of their dungeons. Procell who would lose if he doesn’t attack was forced to split his troops between attacking and defending.

And the troops he would send to their dungeons were bound to be of poor quality, Zagan thought. If so, those monsters would be crushed by the fighting force they assembled at any of their dungeons. At the same time as that assault, the goat demons would communicate with their twins and the Demon Lords not under attack would join together and launch their own offensive against Procell’s dungeon to tear it apart.

 

They did not fear his defenses either even if it had annihilated Stolas’s monsters. The golems and the mysterious weapons were the only threat it had but they found a way to counter it. And that countermeasure lied within the overwhelmingly high resistance to physical attacks of a Monster of the Covenant of [Viscosity]. That and the useful subordinates of [Evil].

 

“There’s our trump card too.”

 

In addition to those mentioned above was a trick that seemed almost like cheating. In the final room of each of their dungeons were A rank monsters that had grown up to their maximum levels. These monsters were given by their parents that deemed Procell to be dangerous.

 

A parent was allowed to give to their young Demon Lord only three original medals and a few DP but nothing else. However, that restriction only applied on a parent and their ward which meant [Steel]’s parent giving [Evil] the ownership of a powerful monster was allowed. And so, [Viscosity]’s parent also gave a monster to [Steel] while [Evil]’s parent gave one to [Viscosity].

Of course, these monsters had to be returned upon the war’s conclusion but still, it was reassuring. Even if a monster somehow made it to the innermost part of their dungeons, there was no way it could win against an A rank monster at its strongest state. These loaned monsters would turn the tables on the unsuspecting invaders, never letting the crystal be broken.

 

“Procell, before my resourcefulness, you’re but a fool unknowingly dancing to my tune. Now that I think about it, I feel quite sorry for you, fuhahaha! I wonder what I’ll do after I break your crystal. Shall I make you beg for your life only to kill you soon after? No, I’ve got a better one. How about before breaking your crystal, I tell you to transfer your monsters over to me? I’ll tell you something like they won’t vanish if I control them. Knowing how big of a fool you are, you’ll probably even be happy to hand them over, won’t you? Hmm, your monsters are pretty so how about right after I have control over them, I show you how I’ll appreciate them? Fuhahaha.”

 

The [Steel] Demon Lord laughed out loud. The [War] was going to start soon but he couldn’t help look forward to what kind of face that awful [Creation] Demon Lord Procell would make upon being defeated by his ingenuity.

Time passed quickly as he was lost in his thoughts and then the [War] had begun.

 

 

 

 

 

TL note: 羊 usually defaults to sheep in dictionaries. Goat just seems more fitting for a demon, isn’t it? And yes, demon (悪魔/akuma) is used. Whether there is a difference with monsters or it’s just because it originates from Evil, we’ll have to wait and see.


 

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64 thoughts on “Chapter 1: Each one’s thoughts on the War”

  1. But that death flag……

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  2. Thanks for the chapter.

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  3. … does having Ancient Elf sniped the steel demon lord on the balls with a high explosive hollow point from the dungeon entrance too much to ask?

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  4. I seriously hope that the death flag its not real it will be fun to read that marriage of undeads. Plus he did loose some undeads on the 1st war but they got resurrected whit dantalians power. I imagine he will make a loli dragon of time. Or a water bending loli berserk dragon.

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  5. mayouki said:

    ahhhh death flags?? if any really happen he better not use that revival item cuz he gotta try using it on beast demon lord

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  6. Was this novel really drooped? Like i saw on an announcement?

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  7. Kensei Seraph said:

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  8. thediabolicalgenius said:

    Thanks for the chapter noob.
    And the author seems to be telegraphing that not all Procell’s monsters will make it.
    To be fair, for him to really get through every battle without a single loss, not even of the weakest skeletons, would be too contrived. It’s be hard to take the plot seriously then. Let’s just hope it isn’t too tragic, eh?

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  9. Thank you for the chapter~

    Poor Wight he rose a pretty big flag and before a big battle no less~

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  10. “while I had to rely on my own ingenuity, hard work and connections”

    this guy must be high… isn’t he less than a year old? Didn’t he receive what practically amounts to charity from the older demon lord who was assigned to take care of him?

    Especially the part about ‘connections’… Clearly, Procell’s social network is much better than his.

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  11. married between skeleton IoI ahahaha 😀 that was so hilarious 😀

    i am curious in that long and straight road of his 1st floor, are he not prepared any trap ? he can add pit fall trap, a long pitfall that will active with certain condition, like if there are 30 enemy above it, it will actived, so now they can die by fall to the trap, or death by rain of bullets.

    thx for the chapter ^^

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  12. Presume that, still.
    This is when Special bullet type’s shine on the battlefield.
    As far as i can know, there is 6 mainstream type of bullet: High Explosive( HE), Standard bullet, Armor Pierecing( AP), Incinerate and Hollow point.
    There aslo mix in between, like API, APHE and HEI type.
    About their usage, you guys probabaly figured it out by their name.
    And if our Lolicel… i mean Procell can produce Tungsten Round( count as Armor Pierecing bullet type with much more deverstading destruction) and GAU-9 Minigun especially for the Golem forces to deal with Behemoth Class monster, then [War] won’t even be a jist, just another one-sided onslaught.

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    • Imo he should have summoned tanks for his skele and artillery for his dwarf. Make some skele into sapper would be fun mine the hell out of the tunnel

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  13. That steel guy have a loli complex…….. and to think they call procell lolicell. Loligan……. wtf

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  14. Thanks for the new chapter

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  15. Thanks for the chapter.

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  16. BigBear996 said:

    Man I was thinking Stolas was dumb but this metal guy realy takes it to anther level all together… I am just waiting for the grifon bombers to show up….his crying face will be priceless

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  17. RiseKnight said:

    alright. time to read raw goddangit

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  18. Everyone’s here already knew that steel was untrustworthy, but I didn’t expect that he had such a big inferiority complex, and I expected a bit more of intelligence from someone who uses metal monsters but this guy is even more dumb than stolas

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  19. NaughtyDreams said:

    If they thought only to strengthen their physical defense against simple high velocity rounds, then woe be to them when they learn the hard way what an anti-materiel rifle is intended to do. Moreso one powered up to the point it’s more of a miniature railgun.

    And further, what high explosives do (Fire damage for one, but with plenty of other nasty side-effects, including AoE, shock and awe, non-physical/non-elemental shockwave damage, impaired hearing/vision, etc).

    Eagerly hoping the next couple of chapters are in-depth deliveries of despair for the opposition, as all 3 are savaged and humiliated.

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  20. Reaper Phoenix said:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    I tried to imagine Wight married life, and my imagination failed me.

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  21. I wonder if they shared medals, like Steel demon lord combining his B rank Steel original medals with the B rank Evil and Viscosity original medals.

    Only sort of monster I can think of for Steel + Viscosity would be Metal Slimes.

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  22. Thanks for the chapter. Man Zagan is raising hilarious amount of loser flags and Wight raised a death flag. I wonder how that works on an undead.

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  23. i wanted to say that wigth is putting up too many death flags but christ, steel is preposterously unprepared

    thanks for the chapter

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    • svnhddbst said:

      the joke of a dead thing putting up death flags has been made, so i will just reference those comments and move on.

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      • i wasn’t trying to make a joke like that though. Just honestly confused why the author would make you think wight’s going to die while considering steel’s preparations the chances of that happening are incredibly low

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  24. killking said:

    Last chapter i saidd they probably hav shieelds bcause of steeel emon lord.

    Now i read they have shields because everyone BUT STEEL. FML

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  25. Bonemancer said:

    If an undead raises a death flag do they become living beings again?

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  26. An un-death flag(?)

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  27. sdarkpaladin said:

    Half goat half human. Sounds like a baphomet.

    Aahhh how many more chapters till we see procell kicking steel’s ass i wonder.

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  28. Random Internet User (tm) said:

    Yeah! Let’s overwhelm Lolicell with a flood of expendable monsters!

    Three words: Target Rich Environment. >:D

    Thank you kindly for the chapter!

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  29. at last it started

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  30. Thank you very much

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  31. so he went with high defence as the way to defeat Lolicel. sounds like a pretty good plan. if they can bump up the defence high enough, that is.

    from what they have seen, placing a large force early on in fairly short range is a good way to counter rifles that actually works fairly good against the guns. to bad Lolicels forces are packing grenades…

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    • Direwolf18 said:

      I imagine an earth, sand, or water elemental type enemy would give him trouble. A walking sand bag if you will. And bullets, even high caliber .50 bullets disintegrate very very quickly in water. Like in 4-5 feet. Mythbusters did one of their better episodes on it.

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      • earth depends on its composition, and regeneration.

        if it is a hard earth, like the golems, they will break into pieces from the bullets if their defence is to low.

        sand and water are harder for him, since he is more vulnerable to softer defences that try to soaking the damage from his attack rather than negating it.

        a Black pudding would be a nightmare monster for most of his forces, negating their weapons and having regen……

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      • svnhddbst said:

        well, he said he had griffon bombers, and i don’t care what you say, if you drop high explosives on something that something is going to be rendered into a fine mist.

        if it were able to rebuild itself like that after being made into a mist, that’s no longer anything but immortal.

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      • or, it’s one of those with things like fire/physical immunity, or an ability to be reborn if specific conditions can be fulfilled.

        there are ways around most things, especially if you have access to magic

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      • A turbo charged slime then. Low attack, low speed, but really good regen and nigh unkillable due to the semi liquid, and likely acidic, body, unless you somehow hit the core.

        Only weakness of those guys would be slow speed and close range attacks, if it is a typical not MC type.

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      • lazy op mc lover said:

        If he encounters a slime-like thing that negate physical and has regeneration, then they just have to resort to magic. kuina does have good fire ability. and if that doesn’t work then nuke them!!! puhahahaha!!

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      • It says something about the average armament his forces are using when the magic of his elemental lord class monsters is classified as a backup option

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  32. 〇◇
    ◇ _______
    ||/ The Flag Has/
    ||\Been Raised!! \
    ||   ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄
    || ∧_∧
    ||( ・∀・)Thanks!
    ||(  ∪ ∪ Nepu!!
    ||と__)__)

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  33. Damn it, Wight! Don’t raise flags!

    Please don’t confirm or deny this, no spoilers.

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    • doesn’t help our worry when we realize that Ske-chan has paper thin hp and defence due to being a lowest tier skeleton…

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      • Okay, time for me to use some voodoo to kill the three bastard demon lord. If i can, WITH THEIR PARENTS TOO.

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      • fully grown A rank is a problem. If they were statics, then it would have been fine, seeing how they can even take on an A-rank static dragon (if i understood those chapters right), but grown once are definitely worrying. then again, i would rate a static dragon berserk as about as strong as a grown of the same rank.

        as long as they ain’t experienced veterans, that is…

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      • Plus these A ranks are named and are monsters of the covenant.

        I think you did understand those chapters right.

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      • it does beg the question though… why do they think that their a-ranks are an impenetrable wall? They have seen him take down a creature of a similar power level before, and they have reason to suspect that he might have had at least one of those girls as a growth type…

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      • Plus, that was when only was named and their equipment were not yet improved.

        But my guess to your question is maybe it’s because they think Kuina and Rorono won’t be on offensive, that they’ll be on the defence instead. After all, Zagan did say he thought that even if Procell attacked, the attacking troops will be weak.

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      • I didn’t see anywhere tell that these rank-A monsters are covenant, but I might just miss that part.
        About their confident, they might also be distracted by that “Lolicell” and didn’t pay much attention on the battle with that dragon. LOL
        OK, more serious now. Think this way, Procell and 3 girls had a hard time to defeat 1 powerful A-rank. How can he do that 3 times while also worrying on defense. This might be what they thought.

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      • Oh yeah, you’re right. I mixed it up with Evil’s, sorry.

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      • The dragon is static level and without a name, but I think you forgot about the part that a berserk dragon will be an S rank in exchange for its sanity, if you want to preserve its sanity then the dragon will be A rank.

        So yea, Kuina fought an S rank monster at its max level(static)

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    • Killed or purified? Find out in the next exp of Maou Ball Z!

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    • Raphalice said:

      Using a death flag on an undead…

      It can only end up positive~ For me, that is! Hahahaha~
      Who knows, they might end up powering up with the death casted upon them~

      Hahahaha~

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    • KuRuuRuu said:

      Wight~~~ Why do you need to say it!
      Wait.. does death flag even affects undead?? 😂

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    • thediabolicalgenius said:

      I was going to say that! Flags everywhere!
      I’ll marry Ske-san once this is over? I’ll give Erofu a name once this battle is over?
      Are you trying to get one of them killed?! Ske-san would be the obvious one, given her mob status and fragility. We might get a twist though.

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