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Chapter 19: The Anti-Procell Alliance

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~???’s Point of View~

 

“Is the intelligence gathering going well? The previous defeat against the anomaly that is Procell has shown… that we have vastly underestimated his power. We will not be making that mistake again. We shall be investigating him down to the littlest detail, exposing all he has to us. And then, we crush him.”

 

The Demon Lord leading the anti-Procell alliance asked so to his subordinates.

The five Demon Lords that gathered here were all relatively young. The oldest would only be at around a hundred years old. As such, their ambition was still at the peak.

The youngest among them was actually their leader. He was a humanoid Demon Lord that wore an elegant obsidian-black mantle.

 

It might seem odd for the youngest to be at the top, but he wasn’t actually himself.

This was an open secret to the group.

A few days ago, he had fought and defeated a certain Great Demon Lord. In accordance to the stipulation of their fight, he inherited everything that belonged to that Great Demon Lord. In exchange for that though, his identity, his very being was snatched away.

This was of course all part of the Great Demon Lord’s schemes. That Great Demon Lord had the ability to make anyone his new vessel by looking at them directly.

 

However, this situation was also not ideal for the Great Demon Lord. At best, it was tolerable.

Originally, he wanted [Creation] Demon Lord Procell to be his new vessel, but due to several unforeseen failures, he did not have much choice but to use the spare.

Moreover, he had lost all functions of his Unique Skill except for one.

Still, because the spare had an A rank medal, a strong body, a useful ability, and, above all, allowed him more time, he couldn’t really complain.

 

“I shall now commence with the report. It seems like our sworn enemy is improving his war potential everyday……at a terrifying pace.”

 

[Ice] Demon Lord Crocell read out loud the report.

 

“Of note are the number of the powerful golems that we had encountered in the war against the [Beast] Demon Lord as well as the number of the B rank dragons that unleashes powerful explosives from above. It seems the B rank dragons are being produced via [Maelstroms] now. It cannot be stressed enough how dire the situation is.”

“We already know those things. The question is, is there any way to counter them?”

 

The other Demon Lords remained quiet.

 

Procell’s golems were unfair, to say the very least.

Normally, they held power equal to an A rank monster—which was absurd enough—but for a limited time, they could exhibit power equal to even an S rank monster. Just to handle one full-powered golem, they would need to allocate perhaps at least 5 average A rank monsters.

 

“As long as those golems continue to be produced, we do not stand a chance. It is of utmost importance that we crush their production line.”

 

According to their investigations, the Avalon-Ritters, the aforementioned powerful golems, were being produced at a rate of four per month. That was very roughly equal to 20 A rank monsters a month.

As if that wasn’t enough, Procell also produced Mithril Golems that came equipped with powerful weapons called heavy machineguns. These Mithril Golems were produced at the rate of 20 per month. Assuming that each A rank monster could take care of three machinegun-wielding Mithril Golems, it would take about 7 A rank monsters to match all of the 20 made in a single month.

Adding it all, at least 27 A rank monsters were required to deal with a month’s worth of golems made by Procell.

 

Meanwhile, the [Synthesis] of two A rank medals only had a 2/3 chance that the outcome would be an A rank monster. So, even a Demon Lord that produced an A rank medal would have, on average, only 4 A rank monsters per year.

 

“Without even using a single A rank medal, he can build up 6 years’ worth of war potential in just a month in the form of those blasted golems. And that’s not even factoring in his genuine S rank monsters yet!”

 

The reason behind Procell’s suddenly large war potential was that a good number of it didn’t need medals to be made.

And because of that, the anti-Procell faction saw the need to conspire together and nip Procell in the bud. If given even just a few years, Procell could become an unstoppable force.

 

“With all due respect, it isn’t just the golems we have to contend with; his dragons as well. That explosive magic they fire from high in the sky is more powerful than an A rank monster’s advanced magic.”

 

The [Ice] Demon Lord spoke again.

Procell’s Darkness Dragons were strong, both in terms of stats and skills. Outshining even that though was their wide-ranged, high-powered aerial bombing. It was just ridiculous that a B rank monster could fire off such an attack.

 

“They are a threat, yes, but one that we have an easy countermeasure for. We just have to shoot them down before they drop their explosive attack. His dragons are of the darkness and undead attribute. That means they are twice as weak against an attack of the holy attribute. Even holy-attribute C rank monster should be able to swiftly take them down. Fortunately, we have [Maelstroms] that produce holy-attribute cranes. On top of our monsters being able to take down the dragons in a one on one fight, our monsters also outnumber them. Clearly, there is no need to be wary of them.”

 

Monsters that had either the darkness or undead attributes had great power, but that came at the cost of being vulnerable against monsters of the holy attribute.

Procell’s Darkness Dragons had both and were thus even more vulnerable against the holy attribute.

So long as there were enough holy monsters, the Darkness Dragons shouldn’t be a worry.

 

“To reiterate, our absolute top priority in our mission to defeat [Creation] Demon Lord Procell is to stop the production of his golems! Now, does anyone have a good idea on how to accomplish this?!”

 

The leader shouted so.

However, the other Demon Lords only kept their heads down.

None of them had a good idea.

 

Or so it seemed until a Demon Lord that resembled an orc—a race of big, bipedal pigs—raised his hand.

 

“I have idea”

“Hoh, you have an idea, do you, [Pig] Demon Lord Agares? Speak then.”

“I investigated. Golems many. But monster making strong golems just one.”

 

It might not seem like it based on his appearance, but Agares was rather smart. He had used a hero-class human adventurer as a spy rather than sending a monster. Through that, he had found out that the Avalon-Ritters and Mithril Golems were made by just one monster: Rorono the Elder Dwarf.

That analysis of theirs was correct, but to be more specific, Rorono would create a golem core each day and see if it was compatible for the twin-drive system with any of the golem cores she had made previously. If it matched with another core, the pair would be put into an Avalon-Ritter. If it didn’t, it would be made into a Mithril Golem until a match could be made.

On average, four Avalon-Ritters were made each month.

By the way, even though the Dwarf Smiths also made golem cores, theirs could only be used for up to C rank equivalent Gold and Silver Golems.

 

“That monster make not just golems. That monster make weapons Procell’s monsters use and explosive dropped by dragons. Procell’s war potential, almost thanks to that monster.”

 

All of the other Demon Lords present were visibly shocked.

Procell’s strength came not only from his powerful monsters but also his peculiar weapons called guns.

Until this moment, the Demon Lords in the alliance thought that he had made those weapons through his [Creation]. Nobody ever imagined it was made by his monsters.

 

Upon hearing this new information and thus seeing Procell’s lifeline, the leader laughed maniacally.

 

“Then, if we kill that monster, the Procell’s war potential should be reduced by more than half… but if we were to snatch her away, the powerful golems, those weapons, all of it, we would be able to gain access to those things too.”

“I investigated a lot. I sure. Monster is Elder Dwarf. Name is Rorono. Rorono not just make golems, Rorono also controls. All golems can be stolen. That monster, Rorono, humanoid wench. Tasty.”

“Wonderful! Not only will we finally crush Procell, we will also be able to improve our own war potential.”

 

When the leader said such things, the other Demon Lords became excited.

 

Normally, to gain possession of a monster, approval of its current Demon Lord was necessary.

However, [Pig] Demon Lord Agares had a means of snatching away such right of control so long as the monster in question was a humanoid female.

And so, the leader began formulating their strategy to snatch away Rorono and gain Procell’s war potential for themselves.

 

All that being said, they were overlooking four points.

 

The first was that they gravely underestimated Rorono. The strategy they were making was focused on how to break through Avalon’s defenses as though actually taking away Rorono was a foregone conclusion.

They were applying the general perception that production-type monsters were weak to her despite her being an S rank monster, being a [Monster of the Covenant], and having experienced multiple battles and wars already. Such estimation was simply too naïve.

 

Their second mistake was their belief that the C rank holy birds were enough to take care of Avalon’s aerial forces. They arbitrarily concluded that Procell neglected to deal with the Darkness Dragons’ weakness.

 

The third point was that Procell and Rorono themselves recognized that Rorono was Avalon’s lifeline and thus have set every possible kind of defense available to them to protect her.

 

Finally, they misjudged how much love Procell had for his daughters. To him, his daughters were the most important things in the world. If anyone dared to hurt his daughters, he was willing to become the devil and use the inhuman weapon he had prepared but hoped to never use.

 

Unaware of these four points, the alliance continued to make their plans.

It might not be too far off though for them to be forced to realized their mistakes.

 


TL note: [Pig] is what I’ve decided for the time being. 【豪】 is the one used in the raws. It can translate to tremendous, huge. That kanji uses the radical 豕 which by itself can mean pig. This leads me to think this might be some kind of wordplay that doesn’t translate well. It’s very possible that I’m wrong, but for now, that’s how I’m gonna address Agares. Thanks for your patience.


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73 thoughts on “Chapter 19: The Anti-Procell Alliance”

  1. would not the pig demon lord translate to orc demon lord? since most series consider orc as anthropomorphique pig?

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  2. koro sensei said:

    GG for those idiots

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  3. Fire Tiger said:

    The [Ice] medal sounds real interesting. If it were me I would combine it with the [Fire] medal to have a monster that could control both sides of the temperature scale.

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  4. I like that they have [Ice] and [Pig] in the alliance, that ability could be useful to Procell one day if he ever need to snatch someones monster.
    But this level of inexperience and naive thinking.. are there really an old demon lord inside that young one along with an century old demon lord? ^^”

    Thank you for the chapter and the treat! (^_^)/

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    • Seiggrain Hart said:

      I’d say the main problem is most likely they’ve never had to deal with someone like Procell. Yeah, [Black] is technically the same, and should probably be thinking more like “How would I defeat myself?” to defeat Procell, but the one thing that Procell has going for him, which won’t last for long, is that everyone is underestimating him because he’s still technically a ‘baby’ Dungeon Lord, so they’re probably thinking in terms of that alone.

      That is to say, Procell will have it relatively easy until the older Demon Lords stop seeing him as a newbie, and start seeing him as an equal. I’m sure that won’t happen with [Black] until the very end though. Maybe if he gets his Dungeon Crystal shattered.

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  5. I cant wait for some abyss howl action!

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  6. Hesoyam said:

    Does this website have an official discord?

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  7. zioming said:

    It’s not even that he’s OP, that in itself isn’t a problem. The real problem is the lack of a goof antagonist. It’s like all the reasonably smart demon lords (like the original owner of the white tiger) have already decided that there’s way more danger that potential benefit in attacking Procell & Co (Especially after what Ast did to the Black Demon Lord), so everyone he’s been fighting so far were members of the “LoL, he brought a skeleton to the party” block.

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    • zioming said:

      good antagonist, there’s been nothing that goof ones so far 🙂 It might also be a problem of too much plot armour. I realize that from the start this was supposed to be a story about a guy happily doting on his daughters in a grand city he built for them, but (remind me if i’m wrong) he is yet to loose a single monster, despite using god damn skeletons as his front line fighters against multiple A-level monsters.

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      • zioming said:

        nothing but, why is there no edit feature?

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      • zioming said:

        It reminds me of that scene in Gate when the princess visits the Japanese military base, when she realises that not only are they laughably outgunned, the Japanese soldiers are using fighting tactics they haven’t even dreamed about.

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  8. Kenny Lau said:

    Maybe Black should cut off Procell’s trade routes with other cities by attacking his black dragons when they’re transporting goods and attacking merchants en route to Avalon. He could also use bug monster to ravage their farms. That would be wiser than trying to abduct Rorono.

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    • He act as he is dead now.

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    • Kevin Rock Valencia said:

      That’s what I was thinking. Why are his hippographs not being targeted? The hippographs transports high quality products as well as important/influential people.

      If he killed those along with the people, it will garner hate against Procell, thus lowering the DP he can acquire. He could also try attacking by inserting some merchants that pledge alliance to Black. Destroying the Procell’s country’s economy from within.

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  9. Just passing by... said:

    Maybe rename [Pig] to [Boar]?

    豪 translates as “powerful” or “great”, but 豕 radical means “pig”,
    So, how can we describe something “great” that’s “pig” at the same time? It’s a BOAR!

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    • Or may be just translate it as Orc

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      • Just passing by... said:

        Well, it’s possible but there’s major “BUT”…

        If in Asian countries orcs often portrayed somehow pig-related, then in western countries they look completely different. So “Orc” may mislead readers.

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  10. kirindas said:

    Thanks for the new chapter!

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  11. Reaper Phoenix said:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    That’s giving pigs a bad name

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  12. YouLaAi said:

    He gain “baby making” ability from Evil. And soon, he will has “female control” from Pig. With his unique (loli-killer) no kind of daughter can escape from him 😁😁😁

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  13. Captains_crunch said:

    How did the human spy figure out so much about the weapon production? Isn’t all the raw material, processing, and assembly done deeper inside the dungeon? Thought humans aren’t allowed inside. Unless one of the normal dwarves spilled beans to the human spy somehow while out in the city?

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  14. This kind of chapter shows just shows that the author can’t write a good villain. Did we also need to be explained things like we are 7?

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  15. DON’T YOU DARE TOUCH RORONO-CHAN, YOU MAGGOTS!

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  16. Thanks for the treat.

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  17. Easykiln said:

    Lol, Procell is gonna get another lewd ability.

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  18. sdarkpaladin said:

    Author’s saving throw! Before we can even shout “NTR”, the author swoops in and declares the foregone conclusion that they are gonna fail.

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  19. thediabolicalgenius said:

    Thanks for the translation!

    Putting “豪” into google translate gets you “Australia”. Therefore from now on he is the [Australia] Demon Lord Agares. He speaks with the accent, all “Croiky!” and shit, wears crocodile boots and an australian hat with dangling corks hanging from the brim. He even has a bowie knife in his belt.
    He’s pretty much a fusion of crocodile dundee and crocodile hunter. It is DONE. I have decided!!!!

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  20. dragoonofinfinity said:

    Ask and ye shall receive I guess. This is exactly what I wanted: the villain’s game plan, them knowing full well that Procell is so terrifying that if they waited until the newbie protections ran out they’d never take him down, and several great reasons to hate them and want each and every one of them dead. Check, check, and check. Good to go. Let’s finish this arc before the plan actually begins now.

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  21. That damn mermaid isnt doing her job 😂😂😂.
    But i think the author is forgetting the elf and fox.
    One is damn ruthless while the other is a powerhouse.

    But i kinda wonder when will kunia ever evolve when she has to givr away her fur of power for so many thing

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    • dragoonofinfinity said:

      Pretty sure the ones she fills with power she keeps and the ones she gives away are either mostly or completely empty and they just use them as rechargeable batteries. Her “dad” did say he wanted her to evolve before the newbie protection time was up.

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  22. zioming said:

    Shouldn’t Crocell be Procell’s evil twin brother?

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    • dicky satria said:

      procell -> pedocell
      crocell -> crockedcell
      well…. it fits for him to be the evil twin brother…. both are ‘lost cause’

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  23. Thanks!   ∧_,,∧  
    Nepu!  (`・ω・)Gonna
        ヽと   つ Go
    ;( ;; ;  ミ三三彡  Fast!

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  24. Uh-oh ….
    Touching a loli is a no no.
    Your life will be go go.

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  25. Odexis23 said:

    Thanks for the chapter and i guess it is time i drop this wn..no more creativity from author.Out of 72 ars goetia demon she chose exact same name of procell and a few more points r pissing me off too
    And rapist nature of antagonists r so cliche and sexist..And Happy Birthday to you 🎉🎂😀

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    • Aguinaldo "Cursed Lich" Silvestre said:

      I understand the point about the rapist vibe of the antagonists but what about choosing the name Procell out of the 72 demons? Dantalian, Stolas, Marchosias etc also came from there.

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    • Aguinaldo "Cursed Lich" Silvestre said:

      Ah… Ignore me, I didn’t care that much for the name of the Ice DL at first and now I get what you were talking about.

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    • zioming said:

      It’s certainly yet another case of an author not having a good idea on how to deal with his OP MC. The novel where I’ve seen it done the best so far was do doubt “Death March kara hajimaru”. Despite the MC being stupidly powerful from the very beginning, the author manages to time and time again build tension by splendidly subverting expectations, and introduces proper rational limits for the character to overcome to allow for his proper steady growth throughout the story arcs. And his use of the MC OP-edness for comedy building purposes is just masterclass level. Certainly one of the best written novels I’ve ever read, and that’s before counting the fact that he rewrote the entire thing for the Light Novel, creating a much more concise version of the original story with meaningful additional arcs and better developed main characters which is just a pure joy to read for the people who already know the original. (Usually the Light Novel is just a slightly redacted Web Novel with a few extra side stories)

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      • Misery's End said:

        Cant and dont agree. Deathmarch the power creep got so bad that the author had to give the villains [Plot Armor]《EX MC Grade》 to survive. It was pathic. I found it a great series right up until he started going around collecting God’s blessings. There after just a steady down hill.

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      • zioming said:

        Well, he finally got to the level where he can fight gods, it was bound to happen sometime. Still, it only happened in the 16th volume out of 17, at this point he’d already defeated all the non-god bosses. Plus, mind you that the series from the beginning was about him having good time travelling and using his ridiculous power to affect the lives of random people he meets. He only ever fights bosses to protect his friends, so the 16th volume about him travelling around the continent and doing what he does to gather all the blessing to be able to enter the land of gods was totally in line with the rest of the story.

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      • zioming said:

        Though they do joke at one point that he’s constructing anti-god weapons, because for him it’s not about whether he can defeat said gods or not, but more about will he even a have a hard time fighting them 😀 Totally fits the MC’s chilled-out personality. Still, despite him being this stupidly OP, throughout it I had several moments where i found myself on the edge of my sit waiting what the hell will happen next. I’d say it’s pretty well written in that regard (and many many others).

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  26. HONEYBEE said:

    Does black sacrifice his intelligence each time he possesses a demon lord? cause, like, he’s too stupid to neglect such obvious faults in his plan. As well as the other guys. Or the author is just too lazy to create a truly cunning and powerful antagonist that the MC will actually struggle against.

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    • YouLaAi said:

      1/ Black has another plan on himself. He use all his alliance as tools and if they success or not it’s not become any problems to his plan.
      2/ He will lost nothing but few artifact heroes for Pig’s plan.

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  27. Ophis-Sama said:

    Inhumane weapons?
    Nukes?
    Virus Bombs?
    Gas?

    I’m calling nukes.

    It’s time for a glorious explosion! TAMAYAAAAAA~

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    • Odexis23 said:

      No there is no nuke he means MOAB(mother of all bombs) which is most destructive non-nuclear bomb..due to author is japanese and afraid of nuke, she doesnt wanna use nuke as most destructive bomb so one quality lower moab is the bomb he refers to..

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      • do not forget that Rorono has in proofed the MOAB
        and it takes him multiple days to make one
        i think the moab that heb has hidden has the power increased 10x to 100x

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    • YouLaAi said:

      No, mass destruction weapon like nuke, gas, bio… will destroy Creators’ game.

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  28. BLACK IS BACK said:

    blACK IS A IDIOT

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  29. Thank you!

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    • “These Mithril Golems were produced at the rate of 20 per month. Assuming that each machinegun-wielding Mithril Golem was as strong as three A rank monsters, it would take about 7 A rank monsters to match all of the 20 made in a single month.”

      20 * 3 = 60

      So it should be:
      “These Mithril Golems were produced at the rate of 20 per month. Assuming that each A rank monster was as strong as three machinegun-wielding Mithril Golems, it would take about 7 A rank monsters to match all of the 20 made in a single month.”

      20 / 3 = 7

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  30. Kenny Lau said:

    It feels like Orc may be a better translation if the kanji means huge. I guess the Pig Demon Lord’s power is a raping one just like Evil’s.

    I think the author made a mistake by revealing how OP Procell is. We all knew it, but just blatantly revealing it makes the enemy the underdog.

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    • Aguinaldo "Cursed Lich" Silvestre said:

      Maybe Pig is better because it involves everything swine and there’s a Giant/Hulk DL somewhere else?

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  31. I do like me some pig orcs but why do they always gotta be so rapey

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  32. Thanks

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  33. siuchunkit2000 said:

    That’s probably where the author got all the names from so I guess it’s to be expected? Also, thanks for the chapter!

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  34. Another one who can potentially be called lolicell huh xD

    Thanks for the chapter, they’re all sooo~~ dead ^^

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  35. Also, Crocell, really? There are a lot of unused names in the Ars Goetia.

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