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Chapter 4: The urge to kill beneath the smiling face

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“Oto-san, big news! Lots of strange humans came. They’re demanding the highest official in the city to meet them. They’re now being handled by the Mythological Foxes.”

 

When I was doing paperwork as per usual, Kuina came bursting in.

This was a day she was supposed to be helping the Mythological Foxes to tend the store.

 

“Is that so? It seems they’re right on schedule.”

 

The lord of the neighboring city had sent us a letter which said they were willing to protect our city of Avalon. In name, maybe, but in practice, they were aiming to rule over us. Their first move was the dispatch of this investigative unit.

 

“Thanks. Shall we go meet them?”

“The ones that came, are they Oto-san’s enemies?”

“Yeah, they are.”

 

Her face became serious as she tightly grabbed onto my sleeve.

 

“Today, I’m going to stay real close to you, Oto-san, always.”

“Yes, please. It’s reassuring to be with Kuina, the strongest monster.”

“Yay ♪”

 

She exclaimed so and then triumphantly smiled.

Unlike Rorono and Aura who were both mainly for domestic duties, Kuina was geared toward battle.

There might be monsters stronger than her but the chances of them appearing were probably low.

There was no one I would entrust my safety more than I do with Kuina.

 

“You have to promise me one thing though. Unless I say so, don’t attack…except when an attack is capable of killing me.”

“Okay!”

 

Like that, we left our home.

Along the way, we joined with Wight who was at the inn.

I had much need for his negotiation skills.

 

“Wight, I ask that you support me in the negotiations.”

“Though my skills might not be much, I will do everything I can to be of help, my lord.”

 

It was reassuring to have him around.

Taking the opportunity, I told him something I had in mind.

 

“To tell the truth, I was thinking of naming you but with our present circumstances, I can’t afford to lose the use of [Creation]. So, sorry but wait a bit longer.”

 

Originally, I was supposed to give him a name after the last war but decided to postpone it.

Unlike the naming for a [Monster of the Covenant] where the souls of the Demon Lord and a monster were joined to improve the both of them, regular naming gave magic power beyond what the Demon Lord had to the monster and thus enhancing that monster. The drawback to this process was harsh: the inability of the Demon Lord to recover his magic power for half a month, essentially weakening him.

For that reason, naming shouldn’t be done when a potential enemy was right on the horizon.

 

If I were to name Wight now, the chances of me getting killed would increase drastically. And, without [Creation], Avalon’s growth and our acquisition of fighting force would slow down.

 

“Just hearing you say that fills me with joy. I’ll wait for it at the end of this difficulty, then. Also, if possible, can you give me a stylish name, my lord?”

 

Wight smiled and I smiled back.

 

“Yeah, I promise. A name fitting for you who became a dragonewt. So for that to happen, we must deal with this troublesome ordeal as soon as possible.”

“Yes. Since these inferior beings don’t even know they’re trash, it’s all the more troubling.”

 

To that, Kuina nodded.

I only gave a wry smile and continued to head to the central plaza with the two of them.

 

 

What awaited for us there were as much as 20 human soldiers repeatedly questioning and shouting at the Mythological Foxes.

Apparently, the soldiers were told to wait while the leader of the city was being notified but got impatient and angry, shouting how long are you going to make us wait.

 

The scene of the Mythological Foxes being surrounded by these robust men was quite bizarre. If they were ordinary girls, they would have been frightened by these men already. Instead though, the Mythological Foxes seemed rather bored, trying their best to stifle a yawn.

 

Seeing the delegates like that, I revised my plan.

If there were any official among them that could be reasoned with, I would have negotiated with them in a somewhat intellectual manner but seeing as these soldiers were so focused on intimidating the girls, I decided to negotiate instead from a lower standpoint and flatter them.

 

“Oto-san, they’re strange. They’re scum but they’re talking to the Mythological Foxes as if they’re better than those girls. Do they wanna die?”

“It’s simple, really. They’re so weak they don’t even know how different they are from the girls.”

 

Generally, only upon belonging to the very top rank of adventurers could humans face B rank monsters in an even fight, and only by becoming as strong as heroes and champions could they finally be able to fight A rank monsters.

Meanwhile, high-ranking adventurers could fight, at the most, C rank monsters. As for the majority of adventurers, D rank monsters were their limit.

These soldiers were only as strong as high-ranking adventurers so of course the Mythological Foxes weren’t strained.

 

Moreover, other than the Mythological Foxes, Mithril Golems which were as strong as B rank monsters were also posted to prevent thievery. Plus, upon hearing the uproar, Rorono and her disciples, the Dwarf Smiths, also came.

Plainly speaking, even if there were a hundred of these soldiers, it wouldn’t have been an issue at all.

 

“Let’s go. I feel sorry for those Mythological Foxes.”

 

The Mythological Foxes were still putting on a smile but I could feel their irritation leaking out. If left alone, something unwanted was bound to happen.

As I thought such, young male adventurers appeared in front of the Mythological Foxes—as though to shield them—and shouted at the soldiers.

At the sight of that, I unintentionally smiled.

 

These men were adventurers who used Avalon as their base for going into the [Time] Demon Lord’s dungeon.

They probably protected the Mythological Foxes because they were infatuated by the girls’ beauty. In spite of this ulterior motive, challenging the soldiers fully garbed in armor took a fair amount of guts.

 

“Before I knew it, the humans have grown attached to our city.”

 

At first, the humans had some wariness toward my monsters but was now completely familiar with them.

As for my monsters, they still looked down on the humans but they were, to some extent, getting closer with the humans. It was a good trend.

 

I was glad I could confirm it in a rather harmless situation like this.

And so, I smiled to myself and walked forward.

 

“I’m sorry to have kept you waiting. Am I correct in assuming you gentlemen are the delegation that came from the neighboring city of Eclaba?”

 

I put on a face as gentle as I could muster and then looked at the Mythological Foxes, indicating that they do the same and remove any hostility they had.

And so, we humbled and deprecated ourselves.

Our goal this time was to buy time. To achieve this, we intended to charm the envoys into thinking we had no will to resist and then make them go for another visit because we could not come to a definite answer to their proposal.

 

“And you are?”

 

Each member of the delegation looked in my direction all at once. Some even placed a hand on the sword at their waist.

 

“I am the head of this city. I am named Procell.”

 

A middle-aged man who seemed to be their leader drew near me and then looked at me with suspecting eyes.

 

“You, the representative of this settlement? Even when you’re but a kid?”

 

Instead of referring to Avalon as a city, he regarded it as nothing but a settlement. This notion probably extended to all of them.

To them we were but a savage tribe in a savage land that needed to be managed by them.

 

“Yes, that is so. We have prepared a proper welcome for you; please follow me this way.”

“Hmm, you said Procell, right? Do you have a family name?”

“No, I don’t. I am simply Procell.”

 

At that, the delegation leaked out a chuckle.

To them, having a family name proved that one was an aristocrat. Or a very wealthy merchant that paid a large sum of money to get a family name.

Another reason for them to belittle me.

 

“Whatever, just hurry it up. I’m hungry after all that walking we did to reach this damned countryside. Serve us food and alcohol! I doubt you’ll dare but if you serve us inferior stuff, you know what’ll happen, right?”

“Of course. We have been informed of your visit so we have prepared a feast for you.”

 

I began to guide them to a mansion with a reception room rigged with various tricks and magical defenses that no one could see. Additionally, that room was also completely soundproof.

In the worst case scenario, we would dispose of them all there and spread the false information that they were eaten by monsters along the way.

 

“Say, that girl’s a beast-man slave, right? Tell its master that I’ll be borrowing it for a night. I’ll be taking real good care of it.”

 

The man pointed at a Mythological Fox and said those words. In reaction, my face somewhat stiffened.

Just what is this guy thinking of doing to my monster‑daughter?

 

“There are no slaves in this city. She is a splendid citizen of ours. So I’m afraid I can’t grant that request.”

“Is that so? How boring.”

“We have establishments like brothels here so please feel free to enjoy your nights there. They have professionals there with good looks and great techniques. I think you’ll find their services to be enjoyable.”

 

Thanks to the ease of getting generous clients, cheap taxes, delicious food, and even the presence of a hot spring, many prostitutes who worked away from their homes came to work at the brothel in Avalon.

I estimated that these prostitutes were enough to satisfy the delegates. However, should they demand that it had to be the Mythological Foxes, I intended to kill them right away.

I had decided beforehand that some things should absolutely not be demanded of us and one of those things regarded the safety of my monsters. Should they cross the line, I would show no mercy. I would never sell out my monsters.

 

“Really now? Of course, they’ll be for free, wouldn’t they?”

“Yes. We will shoulder everything to make your stay comfortable.”

 

At that, the man showed a disgusting expression on his face.

 

“Alright, it’s all good, then! I like your attitude, you know your stuff! HAHAHA!”

 

The man laughed as he hit my back.

At that, the fur on Kuina’s tail stood on end, showing her silent anger.

 

“Wait a minute”

 

For whatever reason, the man went toward the shop managed by the Mythological Foxes. As soon as he entered, he grabbed a sword made by the dwarves.

 

“Oi, you lot, come look at this. It’s amazing.”

“Commander, this sword..!?”

“With this sword, we can defeat any enemy!”

“Who would have thought we would find such a fine sword in this remote countryside!”

 

The soldiers were very pleased with the dwarves’ swords.

The day before, we took the sword made by Rorono—the very same high-quality sword used to attract customers—down and hid it as a precaution. If that was among the swords the soldiers had seen, it would have caused unnecessary trouble.

 

Anyway, as they held the mass-produced swords, the men of the delegation came up to me.

 

“Oi, Procell, give these swords to us! If you do, we’ll put in a good word for you to our higher ups.”

 

They said, greed visible in their eyes.

Their words were too frank and were even humorous.

 

“Yes, no problem. Rather, please carry them. They are one of this city’s specialty products.”

 

My answer pleased them to the point that they started doing practice swings right there and then.

 

After a while, the delegation finally arrived at the mansion.

After a simple inquiry—since this was an inspection after all, even if in name only—they stuffed their mouths full of food and drank as much alcohol as they could. After they were full, each member of the delegation headed to the brothel to have a good time.

I then guided them to their lodgings that I had arranged beforehand. The rooms they occupied were first class ones that cost three times as much as normal rooms. This was of course shouldered by us.

After assisting the delegation, I returned home and scrutinized the contents of their demands.

 

“I can’t accept these conditions. They’re far more than what I expected.”

 

I intended to compromise quite a bit right from the start but their demands easily went beyond what I could tolerate.

Thankfully, Wight was there to give an evasive response.

 

We can’t accept these exact terms but there’s still room for negotiations. If we can maybe loosen their terms a bit… were my and Wight’s opinion. However, I was convinced that regardless of what we would do, in the end, a war with the humans would break out.

 

It felt like the terms they gave were too demanding and too strict by design as though our refusal was assumed from the start. But if we did refuse their unacceptable terms, they would then have an excuse to have complete rule over us through military intervention.

 

But could all these really be fueled only by human greed?

Could there be a Demon Lord hiding with human society and using them?

If it was a war waged by the humans, even old Demon Lords would be able to lay their hands on me.

 

I couldn’t help but think along these lines.

 

“At any rate, I should focus on getting those soldiers to be pleased with their stay here so we could stall for as long as possible.”

 

Like that, I thought up of various strategies in my head.

 

 

In the morning of the third day since they arrived, I stood in front of our city’s gate to see the delegation off.

 

“You’ve taken good care of us in the past three days. For a remote settlement, this has been quite enjoyable.”

“I’m glad you’re pleased. For you who have come all the way to this remote place, we did our best to make your stay as enjoyable as we can.”

“Did you not think of anything this whole while? Don’t you have any sense of dignity?”

 

The leader of the delegation gave me a suspecting look.

I wondered then if I have overdone it a bit too much.

 

During their whole stay, these men did whatever they pleased. Normally, a city’s ruler would have probably been furious if outsiders behave as these men did. In truth, I lost count of how many times I wanted to kill them. Even so, I put up with it as though I was even glad of their continued stay.

 

“For us who seek to be under the protection of the empire and gain safety as soon as possible, we would not hesitate to do everything we can for you who would protect us in the future.”

 

I calmly said things I didn’t mean.

 

“Kuhahahaha, those are some good intentions! What a good dog you are. You’re the first one to say such an obedient reply to me. Well then, in order for you to receive the protection of the empire, pledge allegiance to our lord.”

“I would in a heartbeat if I could but certain adjustments within our city will have to be done first and that will take time. Once it’s finished, we will send out a message so won’t you graciously wait until then?”

“Hmm, I guess there’s that too… very well, Procell, you miserable dog… no, you who has respect toward empire, we will wait. You probably won’t do anything strange but don’t make us wait too long, hurry it up!”

“Of course.”

 

I replied so and then showed him a smile.

 

The delegation left with more luggage than when they arrived due to the gifts I sent their way. With that, they returned with a pleased expression on their face.

 

I was sure the delegation would report to their lord that I, the chief of this remote settlement, was a coward and would do anything I was told with little to no threats needed.

 

“Now then, just to be sure, I better ready a fighting force suited for a war against the humans.”

 

A war against humans needed a different set of strategies and fighting force than when going against a Demon Lord in his dungeon.

Even if things don’t, in the end, come to war, the preparations done would absolutely not go to waste.

 

With this earned time, I’ll be able to prepare even more. I’ll show those soldier who the real fool is.

I was the type to harbour a grudge. I would never forget the humiliation I endured this time.

 


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89 thoughts on “Chapter 4: The urge to kill beneath the smiling face”

  1. Demon Lord said:

    Humans have always been greedy at the beginning of time. Their heavily affected by the Seven Deadly Sins as humans emotions are frail and weak easy to be tempted and go a darker path. Especially humans in a fantasy world, diverse of races but not equal or friendly to each other.

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  2. I just realized, the people in the comment section are more of an idiot side characters than these soldier side characters.

    When I read a novel with a character that’s so dumb I’ll be like (What the hell is the author thinking? Why create a shitty antagonist that has shit brains just to give more glory to his MC? There’s no way people like that exist in real life, so unrealistic) but then after seeing the guys here in the comment section – it seems I spoke a bit too early -.-

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  3. Having read the comments before the chapter I expected things to be much worse. Procell basically just ignored their misbehavior and let them take a few gifts, and that was perfectly logical. I would have behaved exactly like Procell if it gave me an advantage.

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  4. balbonits said:

    Those human “garbage” didn’t even do a good job of scouting the territory. I bet they don’t even know how the city earns money, how strong the defenses are, and even how Procell manages, even develop, a boom town like Avalon. All they did was eat, drink, and just didn’t do their job …

    They will know fear, and would wish death as relief …

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  5. For those who hates procell for what he did..firstly right now procell is buying time..he need time for he to be able to use his next creation medal. The human is not strong but heroes existence is as strong as A rank monster. Procell love so much his monster that he wont let them die. Thats why he needed more time to build his army or there will be consequences toward his monster. If he was to kill those guys when they staying in avalon the eclaba city surely gonna attack avalon soon and that byakko also not fully healthy. I wont spoil u guys but he really need more time to prepare something huge for him to massacre those greedy humans. So just wait for the next release~ 😉

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  6. I guess most people in the comment section forgot that a certaim demon lord is “harassing” him

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  7. Looking forward to what Wight’s name will be~ Thanks for the chapter!

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  8. Waging war without scaring his population would be hard,but cities and especially empires usually have a dense population, how about a plague of some sort? Just clean out the corpses afterwards and he will have an army of a million undeads, he will probably need another floor or two in his dungeon just to cope with them all. ^^”
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    He should also create a dummy dungeon soon, Time is reaching his limit and sooner or later someone will break the crystal after he’s dead and then Avalon will lose its main income, the adventurers aiming at the dungeon. Well, this is a problem in the future i guess but..
    Anyway, thanks for the chapter! Im looking forward to how this was will turn out. 🙂

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  9. Insanityplea said:

    Thanks for the work!

    Wonder Procell has the makings for Hydrogen Bombs in his memories. Or maybe something less harmful to nature but just as destructive (I almost typed amusing/fun there >_> ). He could just have Wight go dragon form, fly over and drop it on a capital city and “Oh look at the pretty cloud Otou-san! It looks like a Mushroom!”…Roro “Thats the effect of the bomb Wight carried off Kuina.” …”Eeeehhhhhh?!”

    Or just let Aura go snipe Kings and Prime Ministers until one gets in place and goes “Lets leave Avalon alone, yeah?”

    >_> Maybe just Napalm a city as an example and be like “Suck it!”

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  10. If that my case, i will create Assault Hound/ Hell Hound with like… about 200 units and bring them hell toward their door step. Or at least a heck lot of MBT’s that have extra Mounted HMG ( heavy machine gun). Or a division of APC… No need to rush boys, we’ll go to war.
    and thanks 4 the chap…..

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  11. BULLS**T!! A couple hundred automatic assault rifles and no medieval army on earth would stop you. MC needs to tag out and let a real Male Lead take over his story. We need an alpha dog, not this pup.

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    • And face more trash, and again and again, then maybe something competent appears hostile and he may be in trouble.

      Better endure the smell once, find the source that only comes out when it’s safe, and make everything disappear. It’s the wilds ya’no, can’t be held responsible if the delegation “never made it here”.

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    • On our earth, yes. On their world, I don’t know. Magic and all that.

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    • thexblade said:

      Imagine if it was the protagonist from his other novel. Then they would have never returned alive.

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    • There are multiple problems with your ‘solution’
      The first a question; Why did the empire send these thugs, and try to go for a casus belli, instead of someone of at least equal standing to someone managing a city state in the wilderness. Who is manipulating the empire into a war immediately?
      Then there is that Procell doesn’t want any of his monsters to die so all those rifles will need golems.
      As seen in the dungeon there IS a problem with the need to reload & wear. So his army will win several times. Then the opposition will send in their golems, use magic to reduce impacts, aerial units, sheer number, etc.,etc., etc., Procell is better of not using his army & equipment until it is really needed to prevent that.
      You can’t just use force unless you have a reputation to offset it. If you don’t have enough of that you’ll only put yourself into a doom spiral of needing to use ever more force to defend yourself against others who go after you for using force, even if it it just as an excuse to get your assets, and the rest of the world will cheer them on against the evil tyrant trying to conquer the world.
      And there are probably a dozen more reasons why it is not smart to try to conquer an empire with just a city worth of adventurers and a bunch of golems.

      That is why his best course of action is delay to get more defenses in place, then let the empire be the bully for going after his city with an army. That allows Procell to play the sympathy card, get the adventurers to help defend, with a bit of luck behind the scenes support by other factions.

      Thing is he is not ding what would be best and that is kill these thugs in empire territory, preferably after they’ve been through a city where they could brag about what they did. The elves and Kuina are fast enough to trail them and then setup an ambush days ahead. That would reset and timetable by the empire since it is a bit hard to squash a city worth of gossip.

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  12. When those jerks come back… CUT THEM DOWN!!!

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  13. Thanks for the chapter.

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  14. thediabolicalgenius said:

    Thanks for the chapter noob.
    Though the comments are so toxic it’s taking a lot of the enjoyment out of for me. I mean seriously, I don’t really enjoy seeing the protag bowing and scraping to walking garbage like this but this is ridiculous. The author is just making the point that Procell doesn’t care if he has to endure humiliation, his ego is much less important to him than getting even the slightest advantage for his home and his monsters. Yet people are immediately hurling abuse at him over it and calling him pathetic or both him and the author dumb. Often without bothering to explain why it was wrong or how it could have been done better. Honestly I read enough cutivation novels where a protag never abases himself in the slightest even if it recklessly endangers himself and who knows how many innocent bystanders, only for plot armor and deus ex machina to intervene to make sure he gets away with it and is somehow vindicated for his ongoing ego trip. Or just a bunch of faceless civilians get wiped out and forgotten soon after, it’s no like the lives of nobodies matter to the protags of those novels anyway…….
    This just makes me pissy.

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    • Kappapa said:

      Welcome to japanese novel, where most MC either passive herbivore or vengeance edge lord. But it depend on taste, i personally prefer this then confuse tyrant CN novel’s MC.

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      • thediabolicalgenius said:

        Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt.
        At least Procell does seem to be getting things done most of the time. Stuff like this chapter is just to show he’s mature enough to prioritise things bigger than himself and his ego.

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  15. I need to vent.
    I know it’s a plot tool/strategy in most cases,but HOLY SHIT is it ever prevalent in Jap reads. I hesitate to use the word ‘cuck’ but this submissiveness shit is getting tiresome to see in EVERY Jap read.
    I wish they’d take some of the arrogance every typical Chinese MC has so I wouldn’t have to get cancer and aids slogging through this shit.

    Knowledge of the earth and creation,so he should hypothetically have knowledge of better strategies pertaining to this situation but instead the author goes with the usual cuck route.

    I cant help but get the feeling that its an ingrained biological response to conflict at this point in every Jap,and then come to the conclusion;was it us all along that ruined Jap anime&manga industry with that atomic bomb.

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    • Can someone explain what Anon talking abut? i read it but it makes no sense to me what hat hell he mad abut :/

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    • Kappapa said:

      Then drop this and go read your CN novel if this kind of “JAP shit”, ez.

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    • Allister Hale said:

      Never mind the fact that the manga/anime industries would have NEVER existed if the US hadn’t both trounced and rebuilt Japan reforming it as a hybrid eastern/western nation.

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    • “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”

      “Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.”

      “The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.”

      -Sun Tzu

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  16. Random Internet User (tm) said:

    Thanks kindly for the chapter!

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  17. Thanks for the chap!

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  18. KuRuuRuu said:

    Thank you for the chapter!!!
    Aaaargh those arrogant human…! I can’t wait for them to be annihilated!
    I hope Procell will give them the worst punishment ever!!!(╬ಠ益ಠ)

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  19. Thanks for the new chapter!

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  20. Kensei Seraph said:

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  21. Raymond said:

    Is it just me or the author really likes this kind of thing ?

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    • *angry dog noises* said:

      Nope, it’s not just you. Anyone can spot Rui’s writing by combining his favorite plot tools:
      The MC is always right.
      The MC has a large ego.
      The antagonist is always retarded, disgusting, repulsive, pathetic etc.
      If the antagonist is a girl, she will fall in love with MC.
      There will be a forced conflict of some sort, where the righteous MC is just retaliating.
      Revenge porn is a must.
      Rape/attempt of a rape is a must.
      The MC’s followers are constantly complimenting him.
      The MC’s followers are doing most of the job.
      The story has all the most popular iseka tropes.

      …Maybe we should make a Rui-Bingo or something.

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  22. A little disappointing that the Empire was so predictable, but now at least Procell can kill them all without regret. Trying to touch the Mythological Foxes… there’s a limit to how dumb you can be, even as an act. I always love it when it’s pointed out when someone to weak they think they’re strong, makes for great reactions later.

    Thanks for the chap!

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    • Procell’s off-hand comment about a demon lord ruling humans sounded like a flag, maybe the humans know their ruler or someone behind him is extremely strong so they can act as they please.

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  23. Procell’s an idiot.

    Based on his stated goals, his plan of action is an affront to human intellect. His guesses as to the opposing side’s capabilities and motives, as well, leaves much to be desired.

    That his incompetence led to his people being insulted straight to their faces is just icing on the cake.

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  24. natsukage said:

    Thanks for the great work. ^_^

    Wasn’t expecting the swords to be given. Though if I was Procell…I’d have given lower quality swords with curses/debuff on them. ^_~

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  25. CCaprice said:

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  26. Atanaxia said:

    Thanks for the chapter~~~!

    How are they so arrogant when they know almost nothing about the city and its leader’s origin? Shouldn’t they be cautious if something like that popped out in that kind of place? It’s like showing a kid a van full of candy and that kid, without a care in the world, taking the bait

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    • If Procell’s right, they may be ordered to act like that so that war will happen and Avalon to be the one at fault.

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      • If they’re just looking for an excuse and truly insistent, there’s nothing that he could’ve done anyways.

        For example, what if the soldiers just forced themselves onto Kuina?

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  27. Procell forgot something that would allow him to increase the time he has.
    Everyone in his city would know these thugs left. If not he should have made them leaving that showy.
    Then use the speed his monsters posses ambush them a day or two inside the empires area of control. Then kill some more adventurers traveling from Avalon to hide it was an assassination of the thugs and not bandits ‘acquiring’ gear from Avalon for cheap.

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    • That may work but the other city’s lord can just say it was Avalon’s fault regardless and wage war right away. If I were to choose, I’d rather avoid taking that chance.

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      • If they were just looking to do that, they’d just kill off their own men after sending some of their worst soldiers.

        There are also many other methods they could’ve used if they were truly trying insistent on causing conflict.

        But they probably don’t really want to if possible. Because war is expensive.

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  28. *angry dog noises* said:

    > However, should they demand that it had to be the Mythological Foxes, I intended to kill them right away

    Phew. We just avoided the fate of “Hitokui Dungeon e Youkoso”.
    👏👏
    Or wait, would it be fine to demand the elves or dwarves? Scary…


    This arc feels entirely forced though. Just a couple of chapters ago he was scheming something against the god of this world, but a war against humans apparently is way too risky for him.

    There was no rape, but they kinda raped the MC’s dignity.
    Just as aspected of Rui 👏👏

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    • he is scheming to kill them all. He doesn’t think that war against the humans are to risky, he thinks that every single day he delays, he gains a few more b-rank monsters (and that is when he himself isn’t pumping out monsters with points…), a larger stockpile of ammo and bombs, and lessens the possibility of losing even a single one of his children.

      once he starts the war, he also risks giving away his position to other demon lords. and while he is fairly confident in his ability to face a human kingdom, he isn’t as confident in a multiple front war against a combined front of demon lords and several human kingdoms. yet.

      so he delays, and builds his forces to improve his already favorable odds

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      • *angry dog noises* said:

        He’s afraid-cautious of the human heroes, he said so himself in the previous chapters.
        That delay reasoning is boring. We just had an arc where he had to rush and improvise, and even then he won without a single casualty. This arc is a slow jerk about his OP’ness and a cheap revenge porn in the usual Rui style.
        What position? Those who wanted to know, already know about his powers and monsters.
        What several human kingdoms? So far he has problems with only one.
        What demon lords? He has a year of protection. Other demon lords won’t be able to do much just by using humans.

        Other ways to deal with this situation:
        The elf girl can just snipe the king of this kingdom.
        They can negotiate some more favorable terms with other kingdoms (MC doesn’t mind it).
        He can show a little bit of power, forcing them to behave nicely.
        He can play politics. Team up with some other Kingdom against this one. Supply them with weapons, but ask fight on their own.
        etc-etc

        Instead, we got the laziest revenge porn there can be.
        Well, I guess some people like this sort of thing.

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      • @ *angry dog noises*
        He is protected for one year against old demon lords but if a demon lord is controlling the humans and Procell attacks them said demon lord is allowed to protect them.

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    • The way he said monsters/daughters means he sees all of them as his children. He would kill them either way I think

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  29. meh-san said:

    ya know? i thought procell could mass produce hero by synthesizing [person] medal and hero medal. with that he could made human army

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    • eh, they would just be b-rank heroes. good, yes, but still at the same level as mystical foxes and elfs. at least with these he knows what powers he is getting and can plan accordingly.

      there is no telling if heroes have a unified skill list or have any peacetime utility like the dwarfs and elfs got.

      so the only reason why he should totally do it is becouse we all reeeeally want to have a demon lord with a private army of heroes. and we do. we totally do want him to do this… but it probably should wait until after the war, when he can afford to experiment.

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      • Plus, it’ll be a normal synthesis so the resulting monster can even be a C rank monster.

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      • metazoxan said:

        There are a few advantages too heroes created through [person]+[hero]

        1. Allows Procell to have fake humans that serve him which would make dealing with human kingdom’s easier
        2. By sending them out to join high level adventurer parties (remember only top level adventurers cann solo a B rank so these guys would at least be top rank) he can lure more adventurers to Avalon.
        3. He could do pre-emptive attacks on other demons lords without suspicion if he uses a mix of fake heroes and actual adventurers.

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      • this is true. there are several advantages to having knockoff heroes around.

        but as for 1, they didn’t really care that he was(in their eyes) human, and thus there would at this point be limited use as diplomats. can’t expect the other party to [appraise] your diplomats. cand expect them not to but can’t expect them to either. seams at the minimum as a breach of etiquette.

        as for 2… demihuman adventurers are a thing, and he sertanly has a few cute demihumans he can send out as elite adventurers. aslong as they don’t go to Time, the closes dungeon. Before the year is up. Since that would be bad, as that would constitute an attack on one of the 3 strongest lords.

        3. heros in development attacking your dungeon is probably among the most stressful things a demon lord can experience. soo yeah, go hero raiding party!

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      • well that’s a good idea isn’t it?

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      • metazoxan said:

        But you see
        1. They were fine with him because they thought he was human but didn’t respect the girls at all. having some other “humans” to help with negotiations would make things easier.
        2. Again discrimination against demihumans is an issue and also other demon lords may consider demi-humans entering an invasion but it’s unlikely they’d suspect human heroes to be demon lord creations.

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  30. Let me guess. Whights future name is Sebastian or something along those lines….

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  31. THANKS FOR THE CHAPTER said:

    please the next chapter i can not wait …
    it killing everyone to know what happened next

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  32. Reaper Phoenix said:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    As much as I want Porcell to crush these Imperials, he did buy some time to prepare his forces. He might be able to crush the Imperial army, but it’s best to prepare for unforseen circumstances.

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  33. Thanks For The Chapter 😀

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  34. He should meet Kaere from Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi.

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  35. Grey_Dante said:

    Revenge is better served cold… ICE cold…

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  36. SquirFail said:

    As usual human greed and stupidity prevails, I only have read two novel that a human country, namely the ruler has a head and a heart. Everytime I read something like this I always pray for an annihilation of the stupid party

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  37. MEGA SPARTA CHICKEN said:

    Should have killed them right then and there!

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  38. Thanks again for the hard work on releasing fast chapter updates!! ❤ ^_^

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  39.   ___
    _l≡_  _ |_  ( Thank!!
     (≡・ω・)  ) Nepu!!!
      (__ヽyゝヽy━・
      /_l:_|
      |LlL

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  40. CHAWARIN T. said:

    First? Thanks for the chap!

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  41. I don’t know why but it seems a speech made by the Creator at the end of the last war did not show up properly.

    It says:

    Children of the Planet, this marks the end of this war. Against [Steel], [Evil], and [Viscosity], [Creation] has come out triumphant. This war was indeed magnificent. It has been a while since a war has entertained me this much. I will prepare a special award for the radiance [Creation] has shown us. Also, I have found numerous deficiencies in the rules and will revise them in time. I will relay the changes to all new Demon Lords at a later point

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