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Chapter 6: The Meaning of a Demon Lord’s Birth

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In order to help Marcho, I came to [Dragon] Demon Lord Astaroth’s dungeon and asked for his cooperation but was unsurprisingly turned down.

 

“I have expected that you’re not planning on helping Marchosias-sama at the moment.”

 

Being a first-class Demon Lord, there was no way he didn’t know of Marcho’s situation.

 

“Hmm, then, why did you come here?”

“So that I can persuade you into doing it.”

 

The expression on his face grew stern.

 

“So, you think you can convince me? That’s a mighty big statement but very well, I’d like to see you try.”

 

His voice was merry but his eyes were not.

Even if my statement was taken as arrogance, there was nothing to be done. After all, a newly born chick of a Demon Lord just said he was going to change the mind of one of the strongest Demon Lords.

 

“First of all, why would you not lend Marchosias-sama any aid? The two of you are friends, correct? I even saw the two of you speaking on friendly terms during the [Evening Party].”

 

I only saw them together for a short time but even then, it was enough for me to feel the trust and closeness between them. He should want to help her, at the very least.

 

“Certainly, we are close friends and we have been so for a considerably long time. She is someone I consider important to me. However, a Demon Lord does not act based on his emotions alone. Just how many do you think rely on me? I have thousands of monsters and several ally Demon Lords to think of. The better question is, why are you going to help her? You are going so far as to endanger your subordinate monsters but have no prospect to gain anything from it.”

 

What he said was true.

I myself worried if it was alright to put Avalon and my monsters in danger. After some deliberation though, I had decided, by my own will, that I would help her.

And to answer his question:

 

“I owe a great deal to Marchosias-sama. My conscience will not allow me to let her die before I even have the chance to repay that debt. Furthermore, what kind of Demon Lord will I be if I chose to suppress my emotions!? I love her and I cannot forgive myself if our last moments were in disagreement.”

“Are you resolved for whatever follows?”

“Yes. I have this decided this on my own and will follow it through with the best of my abilities.”

 

Astaroth narrowed his eyes and then, after a short while, spoke in a gentle manner.

 

“Marchosias is fortunate to have a good child. However, those are your reasons for choosing to help her. I’m afraid those can’t be applied to me.”

“Yes, I understand that these are just a young man’s reasons. That’s why, I’m willing to give you recompense for your help, [Dragon] Demon Lord Astaroth. I hope your judgement as an adult will see what you stand to gain and think about it.”

 

Stolas who was beside me was breathless for a moment and then looked at me with a somewhat lonely expression on her face.

 

“So you’re going to go that far? Very well then, what are you offering me?”

“My medal… but then there is the possibility that for this fight, I may use the only remaining medal I have at the moment so the payment will have to be delayed until next month.”

“What makes you think I’ll act for the sake of one medal?”

“If a Demon Lord as great as you examine these two with me, I’m sure you’ll agree to the value of my medal.”

 

Astaroth, being one of the strongest Demon Lords, was strong enough to see the information about Kuina and Wight’s capabilities. Certainly, he knew that the two of them were S rank monsters and from there, he must have also concluded that my [Creation] medal was worth the consideration.

Originally, to have an S rank monster meant you had receive one or at least the ability to make one from the Creator. There just wasn’t any Demon Lord who could make S rank monsters on their own before.

In truth, I had only fully realized the value of my medal during my negotiation with the [Time] Demon Lord.

 

“Hmm. That is interesting but I’m afraid that it isn’t enough. I would like to add another condition to this deal.”

 

Astaroth said so and then looked at Stolas and me.

 

“[Creation] Demon Lord Procell, after I have reached the end of my life, I would like you to protect my daughter, Stolas. Swear this to me now and I shall lend you my power just this once.”

 

I looked at Stolas, saw the bewildered expression on her face, and made my decision.

 

“It will be done. I swear to you now that I will protect Stolas after you’re gone.”

 

He looked at me and gave out a satisfied smile.

 

“Astaroth-sama, you can’t just decide everything on your own”

 

Stolas, in a state of panic, protested so. In response, Astaroth spoke.

 

“Stolas, listen, a Demon Lord can’t fight, much less win, alone. Remember that. And, as unyielding as you are, you will not be able to rely on anyone other than him who has already bested you. This is the last thing I can do for you. So hate me if you must but please accept this proposition.”

“That’s so unfair.”

“Yes but this is this old man’s last selfish request so please grant it. If this man is willing to go this far for Marchosias, then I can rest easy and entrust you to him. Now, Procell, I will be cooperating with you to save Marchosias but I will not be fighting alongside with you. There’s only one Demon Lord in my mind that can manipulate Marchosias’s own faction against her and I intend to crush that fellow. Certainly, that fulfills my end of the deal in regards to helping both you and Marchosias.”

“It does. Thank you very much.”

 

I bowed and thanked him.

What he said probably was the best way to approach things. If so, then I should just do the things I must do.

 

“I’d like to thank you as well. We, the three strongest Demon Lords, have exchanged a non-interference agreement with one another and had done so in the name of the Creator. And for that reason, I was not able to move to help Marchosias. Thanks to our agreement though, I can now act.”

 

He said so and smile.

I was relieved to hear that he did indeed wanted to help Marcho from start but was just unable to. During this feeling of relief, there was something I really wanted to know.

 

“But why did whoever is behind all this choose to attack Marchosias-sama now? If they let her be, she will be gone in half a year’s time anyway.”

 

That had always been on my mind. It didn’t make sense to me why anyone would endanger themselves and fight her when it wasn’t needed in the first place.

 

“It’s simple, really: pride as a Demon Lord. Unless that person defeats her while she’s still living, no one will recognize him as one of the strongest. It is a position that must be taken by force; you don’t win it by default. Furthermore, Marchosias’s [Beast] is a good and easy to use medal. Trying to break her crystal now while she’s still alive to defend it is actually easier rather than later when all Demon Lords are going to compete for it.”

 

It bewildered me at first that they were going that far for such a reason but then, I realized that for a Demon Lord that had obtained everything already, satisfying their sense of pride was reason enough.

 

“Thank you. There isn’t much time left so excuse me, I shall be going.”

“I shall commence my attack in three days. How about you? Do you plan to move out by then too?”

“Yes, that’s right.”

 

He had also thought that three days was time limit to save Marcho.

 

“Before you go, listen to an old man’s ramblings, will you? Have you ever wondered why the Creator refers to us Demon Lords as the [Children of the Planet]?  Or why our well-being and survival is so tied to us making use of humans, or rather, why it is so tied to us providing for them? Have you?”

“……yes, I have. I have thought on what exactly we Demon Lords are.”

“Your guess will most likely be the correct one. Do keep in mind though that not everyone will agree. Now then, to once again go wild with the power of the strongest Demon Lord. It has been a while since my last fight! Fuhaha! My blood is boiling!!”

 

Astaroth then laughed so maniacally that it didn’t suit his appearance as an old man.

 

Anyway, we ended our conversation there.

Next was the persuasion of the [Time] Demon Lord.

My [Creation] medal might not be as lucrative to him anymore but that wasn’t a cause for worry because I already foresaw the means to convince him.

 

 


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54 thoughts on “Chapter 6: The Meaning of a Demon Lord’s Birth”

  1. thx for the chapter :3
    one down, one more to go

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  2. steampunkexe said:

    thanks for the update~~~
    congratz for unlocking 100 chapters achievement!!

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  3. Dragon demon lord – Take my daugther’s hand in marriage!!
    Lolicell – I swear
    Stolas – This is unfair!(Bu… But my heart is not ready).

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  4. philippespalla said:

    thanks for the chapter XD

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  5. Thanks for the treat.

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  6. Next chapter gonna be short.

    Time demon lord : so what are you gonna nego with?
    Creation demon lord: i will arrange a date with for u with marcho

    Time demonn Lord: My children its time for war!!!!!!!!

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  7. thediabolicalgenius said:

    Thanks for the chapter noob. Looks like things went well there. Though the real trouble is going to be with Marcho herself I think.

    Also you’re going a great job, but this line confused me
    ““I have expected that you’re planning on helping Marcho at the moment.””

    so I went and checked the raw for once and noticed a couple of mistakes. You missed a line from the first paragraph which should be something like

    “In order to help Marcho, I came to [Dragon] Demon Lord Astaroth’s dungeon and asked for his cooperation but was refused.
    However, that was expected.”

    Plus his first line should be more like

    “Astaroth-sama. At the present moment, I judge you have no intention of aiding Marchosias-sama.”

    which has the opposite means of what you put. He’s also speaking formally, so he isn’t calling her by her nickname.

    Am I right? I don’t make a habit of going through the raws looking for things to second-guess the translator on (especially as I don’t translate myself). It’s just that that line in particular seemed like it should be the opposite and I just had to check. I’m not trying to get on your case or anything.

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    • Thanks for the catch! Yeah, I forgot to type in “not” when I edited it. For the missing line, I kind of thought it was redundant. I changed the line before it to “but was unsurprisingly turned down”.

      Thanks again!

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  8. He’ll wager his revival medal huh.

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  9. Random Internet User (tm) said:

    Thanks kindly for all the hard work!

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  10. Thanks for the new chapter!

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  11. Reaper Phoenix said:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    I heard this novel is set in the same world as Elf Tensei Kara no Cheat Kenkoku-ki. Then someone told me it’s from the same franchise. So, is it set in the same world or not? Or does it only share the same metaverse?

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    • I don’t know but I’m going to guess that it isn’t.

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    • Its the same franchise but not the same universe according to NovelUpdates, but there is another novel that takes place in the same universe as Elf Tensei called
      “Cheat Majutsu de Unmei wo Nejifuseru”

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      • What does it even mean to be in the same franchise?

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      • Seolferwulf said:

        Stories of the same franchise share some content like characters, locations and other things.
        The MC from Elf Tensei has been reincarnated many times before and the MC from this LN is one of his previous lifes.
        Other than this the LNs are largely disconnected from each other.

        I wanted to reply to rpgnoob but the reply button was somehow missing, so I replied to the previous post.

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  12. Thanks for the chapter :3
    I thought this oldman will never give her child to anyone, but he just asked procell to take care of her ❤
    How can this dragon helping procell in fight..? by fighting directly?
    I hope he is doing something separately, like attacking the mastermind base

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  13. ryuukun17 said:

    That went well… on the surface..

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  14. Chuunibyou Maou said:

    Thanks for the chapter

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  15. KanameShiro said:

    Is it just me or am I misunderstanding Procell’s love for Marcho? Is parental or maybe something more?

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  16. Kenny Lau said:

    What was the implied purpose of demon lords? Is it to provide dungeons for humanity to struggle and fight against? Is it a mechanism to allow humans to gain exp?

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    • Pretty much, yeah.

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    • ofislacker said:

      There’s always the possibility of this world being a human created computer program. After all in the world we are living in we already have computers self taught to walk in thier virtual world, or play computer games enought to best human world champions.

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    • I think the purpose is to change humanity so they can making progress by the influence of dungeon, like making many inovation of tools from material, or something like that.

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  17. for time demon lord, maybe he will promise him to use his Gift from the Creator their father? and to use it to revive his belove one Marchosias the beast demon lord 😀

    thx for the chapter ^^

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  18. sdarkpaladin said:

    I predict that marcho will ask procell to break her crystal or something. Might not happen but that sounds like the best way to gice your “child” the best weapon. Also, that came out lewder than expected.

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  19. Fishy Fish-Kun said:

    wow, congrats for the 100th chapter! time demon lord will have a great heroic moment trying to save his lover-to-be and maybe killed in action? i can smell some great medals will be inherited..

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  20. [FATHER’S BLESSING] acquired!

    It’s in all-caps since it’s very important. Being important, it has to be in all-caps.

    I said it twice since it’s important!

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  21. Thanks for the chapter.

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  22. Thanks for this new chapter !!!

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  23. Congrats !

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  24. Thanks for the chapter.

    I actually read the unedited version earlier, I’m still laughing on how other demon lords ship Procell and Stolas.

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  25. Thanks!!∧∧
    Nepu━(´•ω•` )━━!!
        /   ヽ
       / 人   \\
     ⊂ノ )   ヽ⊃
        / 人 (
       (_ノ (__)
    Although I already read it in the mail (´・ω・`)

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  26. 100th chapter, baby!

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