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Chapter 3: Tiro’s Fight

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Together with Kuina, Ruhe, and Tindalos, I went to the Transfer arrays hidden in my estate.

The one we were about to use was the one that would bring us to the [Crimson Cavern], the dungeon left behind by the late [Flame] Demon Lord. It was a place I used to level up my monsters. Due to the innumerable [Maelstroms] present in the dungeon, it would never completely run out of monsters for us to defeat.

Speaking of which, because I had gathered just enough DP recently, I bought another one for the Darkness Dragons, increasing the total to two.

 

If a monster could be bought with DP, a [Maelstrom] could be bought for it for a price equal to 100 times the cost of the said monster. In exchange for that, the [Maelstrom] would forever produce one of that particular monster each day for no additional cost.

 

That was great and all, but I had discovered that [Maelstroms] had some shortcomings.

First off, the monsters it made could only have static levels.

Secondly, not all monsters could have [Maelstroms]. In my trials, I had found out that I couldn’t buy a [Maelstrom] for the Mythological Foxes, Dwarf Smiths, High Elves, or the Ocean Singers. On the other hand, both the Darkness Dragons and Hippogriffs were eligible.

Based on those results, I had conjectured that [Maelstroms] couldn’t be bought for humanoid races. By the way, this was another of the reasons I chose not to use [Person] when I made Tindalos.

 

“Oto-san, let’s go call the crow!”

 

Kuina merrily announced so.

The crow she was referring to was the monster I received from the [Time] Demon Lord. It could use [Transfer], so we had been relying on it whenever we wanted to go to the [Crimson Cavern] or some other place.

 

“Actually, we don’t need to anymore. After all, we can just ask Tiro to help us.”

 

As I had remarked before, Tiro was wonderful.

On top of being able to go to and from the other dimension and controlling time, she could even use [Transfer].

Thanks to her, we no longer needed to rely on the crow monster whom we knew was a spy for the [Time] Demon Lord.

He might be an ally for the moment, but he’s the kind of fellow I can’t let my guard down to.

 

“Tiro, would you please use [Transfer]?”

“Garuu!”

 

Tiro enthusiastically answered like that.

She was currently in her black hound form. I much preferred it if she stayed in this form, but given her capricious personality, that was unlikely. Worse yet, there was no telling when she would transform.

 

At any rate, she approached the Transfer array, sat on top of it, concentrated, and then poured some magic power. The rest of us followed suit and entered the array. A moment later, the array shone and the floating sensation peculiar to [Transfer] enveloped my body.

 

 

Like that, we arrived at the Transfer array placed in the [Crimson Cavern].

It was pretty much a volcano dungeon, so it was quite hot.

 

“Everyone, come near Kuina.”

“Gau!”

“Phew. Thanks. It was so hot, I thought I was gonna die.”

“Yeah, thanks, Kuina.”

 

It got cooler when I went near Kuina. This was made possible through her power over fire which, to put it crudely, allowed her to control the amount of heat of things.

On sultry nights, Rorono and Aura would even sneak into Kuina’s room and sleep there. In fact, due to that well-maintained temperature, I too enjoyed sleeping beside her and hugging her like a pillow.

Even now in this volcano dungeon, her ability was proving mighty useful.

 

“Tiro, you’re an S rank monster, but you’re still at level 1. I prohibit you from attacking a C rank monster or above, you hear?”

“Gau!”

 

What a wise kid. Obedient too. It seems like she got what I was trying to say.

 

“Kuina, if ever a C rank monster or stronger appears, I want you to take care of it.”

“Leave it to Kuina!”

 

Kuina, taking on her role as the eldest, energetically replied so.

 

For the most part, the strongest monsters in this dungeon were C rank monsters.

That was due to the fact that most monsters here were born from [Maelstroms], and as stated before, [Maelstroms] could only produce monsters that were eligible for purchase with DP. For a monster to be eligible for purchase, another monster that was at least two ranks above it and of the same lineage must first be made through [Synthesis].

Most Demon Lords could make only up to A rank monsters, so the most a [Maelstrom] could offer them were C rank monsters. Meanwhile, I could reliably make S rank monsters, so I had easy access to B rank monsters.

As to be expected, the difference between B rank monsters and C rank monsters were huge, thus giving me an overwhelming advantage.

 

That reminds me, I bet Stolas has already bought a [Maelstrom] for the monster unlocked by her Storm Dragon Knight Bahamut.

 

In my estimation, my Black Dragon of Death Siegwurm and her Storm Dragon Knight Bahamut were on par with each other. If I was correct, it stood to reason that the monster two ranks below her Storm Dragon Knight Bahamut was also on par with the Darkness Dragon Graphross.

If she had bought a [Maelstrom] right away, then in half a year’s time, she could possibly have nearly 200 B rank monsters at her disposal.

 

If I have Stolas as an ally, we’ll be quite powerful, wouldn’t we?

 

I would say about 90% of all Demon Lords had B rank medals, which meant the most powerful monster they could make through [Synthesis] on their own was just a B rank monster.

Given the regular rules of [Synthesis], they weren’t even guaranteed that. If two medals of the same rank were used, there was only 2/3 chance the created monster would be of those medals’ rank. The other 1/3 chance, however, could make the new monster have one rank lower. And if they somehow obtained an A rank medal, a [Synthesis] using that and their B rank medal would only have 1/3 chance of yielding an A rank monster.

For those reasons, Demon Lords who had B rank medals considered B rank monsters as their elites while D rank monsters made by [Maelstroms] composed the bulk of their forces.

 

To be blunt, from Stolas and my own perspective, most individual Demon Lords could be considered small fries already. The quality of our forces was just so great, it was more than enough to compensate for the fact that they had years ahead of us in terms of preparations.

In retrospect, giving Stolas that [Creation] medal was truly the correct decision.

 

Maybe it’s wise to also give the next member of our faction a [Creation] medal. That way, we’ll all have [Maelstroms] that can mass produce B rank monsters. Alright, I’m going to reserve the next medal I make for that purpose.

 

For whatever reason, [Viscosity] Demon Lord Ronove’s face popped into my head, and it just might not be the worst idea ever.

As a Demon Lord, he could make aquatic monsters and also slimes.

And slimes were the embodiment of potential. Its lower-class species were pretty much synonymous with the term small fry, but the same couldn’t be said about high-class slime species. I had even heard of rumors saying there was an [Infinitely Evolving Slime] somewhere out there.

If I gave him a [Creation] medal, he could make an S rank slime and an army of B rank slimes. In my opinion, that was a reliable ally.

 

Of course, I knew that in terms of war potential, intellect, or whatever else, it was probably better to look for another Demon Lord to add to our faction, but the thing about [Viscosity] Demon Lord Ronove was that he was good people and incapable of treachery.

The worst that could happen was that he would sit on his hand, wasting away the [Creation] medal and all its benefits. If I could prevent that from happening, recruiting him to our faction was a valid option.

 

“Oto-san, you look serious. What’s wrong?”

“Oh, nothing. Sorry, I just got lost in thought. Now then, let’s focus on Tiro’s hunt.”

 

It was a bad habit of mine, to go from thought to thought.

Nevertheless, the idea of recruiting him was definitely something worth considering.

 

“Okay, let’s move forward! We’ll be counting on you, Kuina.”

“Gaugau!”

 

Kuina had often come here leading others, so she had somehow grown accustomed to being a leader. In fact, it was fair enough to say that she was the one that trained both Aura and Ruhe.

The person herself felt she was next to useless outside of combat, but these kinds of things proved exactly how useful she was.

 

 

Through Kuina’s guidance, we reached a dungeon room where we could efficiently take down many monsters.

The dungeon room in question was the inside of a cave filled with many rock formations. These rock formations were as tall as I was and was littered all over the place, creating blind spots.

However, thanks to the lack of lava, thus the better footing among other things, it was quite easy to fight here.

 

The moment we entered the dungeon room, I felt many eyes staring at us.

 

“There’s lots of D rank monsters here. They’ll be great for leveling up Tiro-chan!”

 

Like that, Tiro took a step forward to sniff and look at the surroundings.

It seemed like the many monsters here were hiding behind the rock formations, waiting for their chance to strike.

One foolish monster had its tail jutting out, so I used my Demon Lord powers to look at its status.

 

Race: Fire Salamander

D rank

Name: Unnamed

Level: 35

Physical Strength: C

Endurance: D

Agility: C+

Magic: E

Luck: D

Special: E

Skills:

Fire resistance

Camouflage

Fire Breath

 

It was a small fry monster without anything worth mentioning.

However, the danger with them was their numbers. Once we got close to the rock formations, it was likely that the Fire Salamanders hiding there would attack us all at once.

 

At any rate, seemingly done with reconnaissance, Tiro looked down at the rock at her feet. Not even a moment later, she jumped head-first into that rock and vanished.

Actually, she didn’t vanish. To be more accurate, she dove into the other dimension using the acute angle present in the said rock.

The next thing I knew, a Fire Salamander hiding behind a rock a few meters ahead fell into the ground and died. Its head was missing.

 

Aside from using the ever-present acute angles as entrances to the other dimension, her skill used it as exit points as well. When exiting, the skill allowed her to pretty much teleport to any acute angles within a certain range.

In other words, it was the strongest ambushing skill.

 

Right after surprising and decapitating her prey, Tiro dove back to the other dimension using a nearby acute angle, repeating the process over and over.

The Fire Salamanders, who were waiting to ambush us, had no clue on what was happening, and yet their heads were flying one after another. They weren’t even able to perceive Tiro’s presence.

 

Looking at the nightmarish scene unfolding before me, I gulped down my own saliva.

Her skill was much, much more terrific than I anticipated.

Coupling the teleportation blind spot attack with her insane stats—Physical Strength S and Agility S+—it was a genuine one-hit fatal attack.

I couldn’t picture a way to prevent such an unreasonable attack. Those that didn’t know about it would be killed without much resistance. Those that knew about it would forever be on guard which was impossible as sooner or later there would be a miniscule gap in their defense and that would be all that was needed to kill them. Meanwhile, Tiro had the option to simply stay in the other dimension and wait until that opportunity presented itself.

After leveling up enough, she was going to become invincible. This hunt has reaffirmed that belief.

 

By the way, Tiro’s sense of smell was fantastic. Even though she wasn’t able to use [Supreme Hunter] as it required visual confirmation of the target first, she was able to locate all of the hiding Fire Salamanders with just her excellent sense of smell.

 

Anyway, after finishing the last of the Fire Salamanders, Tiro returned to us via the acute angle in the pebble on the ground.

She was carrying the head of a Fire Salamander in her mouth. When she was near enough, she dropped it in front of me.

 

“Gau!”

 

With her tail wagging and a triumphant look on her face, Tiro barked so.

She seemed like she wanted to be praised, so I petted her head. When I did so, she hummed sweetly.

 

“You’re so amazing, Tiro-chan!”

 

Kuina excitedly praised Tiro like that. An absurd battle like that was definitely worth a praise.

 

“Kuina, if ever you and Tiro fought, how would you go about it?”

 

Kuina was one of my strongest monsters, if not the strongest. So, it got me thinking of what kind of methods she would employ against Tiro.

 

“Hmm… First of all, Kuina will melt everything a few meters around me. That way, there’ll be no nearby angles. I’m sure I can make it smooth and all curvy, even the ground. If I have a few meters of that, I have nothing to worry about ‘cause then I’ll have enough time to react with my [Ultra-rapid Reaction].”

 

I see. Removing all acute angles in the vicinity is definitely possible for a first-rate monster like her.

 

“Plus, Rorono-chan and Aura-chan can just fly up to the sky and make that the battlefield. There won’t be any acute angles there.”

“It seems it’s not as undefeatable as I thought, but she should still be extremely hard to counter if the enemy didn’t know anything.”

 

I decided that we should keep details of Tiro’s skills a secret as much as possible. Particularly the fact that she used acute angles to enter and exit the other dimension.

 

“Yup! Although, I think I can still win against her even if I knew nothing.”

“How?”

“Let’s see. The moment she bites my head, I can focus my magic power into my head to harden it. And then, before she tears it off, I would have shot her in the gut with my shotgun! So, yeah, I’ll probably be fine!”

 

Kuina was impressive as always.

Contrary to her appearance of being a cute little girl, she was actually already a veteran soldier who has survived countless of battles before. Being one of Avalon’s strongest wasn’t just for show.

 

“Anyway, good job, Tiro. Do you still have enough magic power to go on?”

“Gau!”

 

The person herself said she could still go on, so we hunted a little bit more.

Due to the large number of enemies defeated and also to the fact that she was still just at level 1, she leveled up a lot all at once.

 

At that point, I remembered Rorono’s request and made a digital camera using [Creation].

It was for recording the next battle.

According to Rorono, if she was able to see how Tiro fought, an idea for Tiro’s equipment might come to her.

After seeing Tiro fight myself, I thought she would like to have a close-range weapon with high offense capabilities.

 

Now, to properly record her next fight. Incidentally, why don’t I record Kuina too? So that someday, far into the future, we’ll have something to look back on and smile at.

 

“Kuina, Tiro, let’s go to the next spot, okay? Let’s go level up a whole lot more today!”

“Yay~ ♪”

“Gaugau!”

 

Like that, we hunted in the [Crimson Cavern] until it got late.

Afterwards, we returned to Avalon. Because of all that moving and fighting, we decided to eat.

To double as the celebration for Tiro joining our ranks, we should eat luxuriously tonight!

 


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52 thoughts on “Chapter 3: Tiro’s Fight”

  1. thediabolicalgenius said:

    Thanks for the translation.

    I had pretty much assumed that the maelstrom only created monsters at static levels anyway, so no surprise there. I didn’t consider that it can’t make humanoid monsters, but it fits with what’s happened so far, so it makes sense.

    His Creation medal is a pretty huge incentive for potential allies, though he’d need to focus on demon lords with A-rank medals for them to be able to make an S-class monster. The possibility he might give them another someday would also help encourage loyalty.
    Starting with a plain and simple-minded, but loyal and unambitious type, isn’t a bad idea. Especially since the majority of demon lords would underestimate him. If Procell grooms Viscosity into help him reach his true potential he could have a useful follower one day.
    I hope he gets some new characters for future recruits though. Could be female demon lords? Or is the harem already big enough?

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    • dragoonofinfinity said:

      While it is a huge incentive for allies, he can’t spread the info around too much because it’s also an incentive for enemies (remember, if anyone defeats him and destroys his crystal or w/e it was they get his medal). Therefore, he can’t exactly go recruiting using his medal as incentive.

      And his medal increases possible level by 1 (B to A, A to S, etc) and let’s them choose the best possible outcome, so a B class original medal (viscosity) with 2 A rank medals would still be an S rank. Still not worth letting that info outside his inner circle or even the old boys would chase him to the ends of the earth.

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      • thediabolicalgenius said:

        You have a point, but keep in mind that the secret is half out there anyway. Many have already noticed that he has multiple S-class monsters and the people who know will only increase until it becomes common knowledge among demon lords. Kuina&co’s amazing abilities speak for themselves, even for demon lords too low level to see their stats. That his Medal is the cause is also quite self-evident, since the Creator almost never grants the special medals to make one, let alone multiple ones to a new demon lord. That alone is enough to want his Medal so bad they’d pay their fortune for one and would use any method to break his crystal, even if they don’t know it’s even better than they realise. Keeping it a secret forever is already impossible. Since he’s going to have to be on guard against demon lords coveting his crystal anyway, accepting it as a lost cause and using it to his advantage before it’s well known is a better option.
        He can also be careful who he approaches and vet them thoroughly before inviting them to join him. He can also reveal that he has Marcho’s full support and going around blabbing will make an enemy of her in the future, even if they choose not to join up. The worst they can do is join Totally-Not-Black’s alliance and blab to them and Procell is sure that Black has guessed most of his Medals abilities anyway. That’s why he wanted to ally with him in the first place after all. Since their enemies now, he’s going to want to break Procell’s crystal himself so it’s already being targeted.
        There’s no way to hide it forever, so all he can do is protect it in every way he can think of. Using it to help gather a faction won’t cost him much in the long run and might keep him from having to fight a battle on many fronts or being overwhelmed with numbers and falling to attrition as Marcho almost did. I think it’s a calculated move.

        You have a point about the medals. Though he’ll still need to worry about not only giving them one of his Medals, but them also getting an A-rank medal to to use it with, which will make it more troublesome. Of course that will also make joining his faction a lot more attractive for the demon lords who only have B-rank medals since they can’t get ahead of the others with better medals no matter how hard they work. They’d find Procell’s offer a lot more attractive than A-rank medal demon lords, will be more humble and more grateful to Procell after have been suppressed and looked down on by said A-ranks. He can keep their S-class monster on the weaker side compared to monsters like Kuina and Tiro since all theirs will be made with a B-rank medal. Having one will give them a huge advantage over other demon lords, but know Procell can made many more and has stronger ones will be a good deterrent against betraying him.
        Plus the young Demon Lords with A-rank medals will have been the first Black would have recruited for his own faction.
        Yes, that supports my point rather nicely.

        As for why he’s more concerned about the young demon lord anti-Procell faction, than the old demon lords coming for his medal, I can’t say for certain. I’m guessing it’s the who demon lord’s Pride thing? Even if the rookie period ends and they’re able to attack freely, for a demon lord who has lived for a century or two to go to kill and rob a kid who age is in single digits would be a shameful act that would see them looked down on by their peers. Of course you find shameless bastards wherever you go. Maybe he’s counting on Marcho, Dan and grandpa to keep them in check? Marcho can naturally declare that she’ll throw the kitchen sink at any old demon lord shameless enough to target Procell for his medal and the other two might be willing to shield him if he makes a deal with them. Those won’t lower themselves to opposing young demon lords who attack him, but for those in the same generation it’s a different matter. Marcho will help him no matter what, but her being his monster IS a trump card he’ll keep secret until forced to reveal it. So he’ll just ask her to act as she would have before Rebirth, being the kind daimaou who takes care of the young ones and has a soft spot for the one she raised, but too proud to interfere in the battles he should be able to fight himself against those in the same generation as him.
        That’s as far as I’m able to see it right now.

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      • dragoonofinfinity said:

        I don’t have a real counter to much of your argument except for 1 bit: Marcho, Dan (time grandpa), and Ast (dragon dl) are kinda supposed to die as soon as the new demon lords graduate to young ones (the job is for lords on their last year unless there aren’t 10 left after all). Ast definitely is (unless something messes with that, specifically the father or whatever). Some of the older demon lords suspect Dan will find a loophole, but they also don’t think he would help Procell for no reason. As for Marcho, not even Black should currently know about her condition so every new demon lord eying Procell thinks that once her protection is gone they can team up against him and win with sheer numbers (which is possible, but still unlikely even without her help).

        As for shameless people, Black is a 270 year demon lord and already tried his hand at Procell.

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  2. Hoh~ S rank Slime will Join the Fray, maybe it will have ability related to Gluttony that will let it devour anything 😀

    Thx for the chapter ^^

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    • dragoonofinfinity said:

      I’d expect it to have really low attack, really low agility, really high endurance, really high special, and random luck and magic stats. Since he mentioned infinitely evolving slime, I’m guessing at every 10 or so levels its stats and abilities would “evolve” defences vs any monster it’s fought before (so vs a slow tank monster increases strength and agility, vs monsters resistant to brute strength increases magic, etc etc until stats are maxed across the board).

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  3. Reaper Phoenix said:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    So, we might be seeing Tempest slimes in the future?

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    • jimmyclear said:

      Possible, but Rimeru is a special case, having a wisdom ability which is complete opposite than the usual slime monster which by definition, is a single-celled organism.

      Unless you want Clotho to join the battlefield.

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  4. Arlenia Baka.T said:

    So no one will retort about Pedocell using Kuina as a hug pillow?

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  5. Thanks for the chapter!

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  6. Did the author really call the angles that tindalos needs “acute”? According to the wiki page, hounds of tindalos from the original cthulu lore just needed “sharp” angles, which were defined as anything less than 120 degrees. Acute angles are less than 90 degrees. Thats Pretty bug nerf.

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    • The term used was definitely acute angles. Aside from the original short story, one might argue that sharp angles are acute angles.

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      • Just wondering, did the author ever mention any size restrictions of the acute angles tiro can use? Because taking it to the extreme, even molecules of non acute objects can have acute angles.

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      • The smallest so far are the acute angles on pebbles. Beyond that, I don’t know.

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      • The author never mentioned a limit, however I think as she levels up it will be clear on what angles she can and cannot move through. My guess is when she is reaches higher levels she’ll be able to move pass the acute angle limit and travel between more degrees of angle such as 360°, 180° and so on. For her to be able to move between microscopic or atomic scaled angles would be a little too op but its not impossible considering it medium but I dont think the author would do that.

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    • jimmyclear said:

      But even bigger nerf, in order for Aura, Ronanro, or Kuina to counter, they would need to make their space a 0 Degree field. But their reaction time as well needs to be way above par.

      Anyone else, and their dead… which means [Black] has little chance on beating Tiro.

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  7. nyankochi said:

    What the hell is this? Sports festival? Bringing camera to record the activities of his kids…lol
    Thanks for the chapter

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  8. Gin Hellscythe said:

    The pointed ears of elves and foxes are also a sharp angle, right?
    Thanks for the chapter

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    • dragoonofinfinity said:

      So is hair, so are fingers (or at least the gaps when you spread them, and so is the gap between your legs unless they’re locked together or you’re walking very funny). I’m guessing either the author forgot this fact or they forgot to include “non-organic” into the acute angle restriction.

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    • jimmyclear said:

      We have not seen Tiro use a body that is live to attack. Anything ‘dead’ can be used.

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    • BrassKnight said:

      Most people don’t think that deeply about their own bodies. The same us likely here, the author overlooked this fact. And in general, the likelihood that the author didn’t bother with thoroughly researching the “facts” about Tindalos hounds is quite high. Just the basic knowledge about any Lovecraftian horrors can be more than enough to invoke nightmares or insanity by itself….

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  9. Thanks for the treat.

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  10. LoLiTraP Kai(Newface) said:

    is T-posing considered a counter for tindalos??

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  11. Thanks for the new chapter!

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  12. sdarkpaladin said:

    Naive!

    One word! Armpits.

    There’s your angle right there.

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  13. hypnoticnovels said:

    Thanks a lot for the chapter! 😀

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  14. Thanks

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  15. is there a requerment for the acute angles to be from the same object or a none living object else all the plans Kuina just made other then hardning and using a shotgun to kill her would fail as i dare anyone to be without any accute angle for just 10 mins, its close to impossible and most ranges or motions are removed from you as she could come from there

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    • Yeah, for starters, her shotgun have acute angles, her clothes have acute angles etc

      Considering how Ruhe can use sweat and even humidity in the air, Tiro should be able to use those extreme cases too.

      So, in general, her ideas of avoiding acute angles pretty fruitless.

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      • Her idea is to limit the amount of acute angles around her to make tiro’s attack pattern a bit more predictable/increase her reaction time to the attack

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      • It has already been established this author is a pedophile with awful ideas. Glaring holes like this are nothing new.

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  16. Aguinaldo "Cursed Lich" Silvestre said:

    Thanks for the chapter!

    Now Procell will be one of those fathers with a digital camera that goes around filming everything the child does.

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  17. Thank you!

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  18. “infinitely evolving slime” – rimuru sama?!

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  19. Thanks for the chapter.

    As long as Tiro doesn’t turn loli again, MC’s safe from embarrassment.

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    • Fraust2112 said:

      Rorono made adaptible clotges so embarrasment wont happen
      Though her transforming and clinging to him would be troublesome

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  20. Thx for the Chapter~!!
    (´。• ω •。`)

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  21. Thanks! Nepu!
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