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Prologue: New War Potential

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After I gave Ruru the name Ruhe, I lost my magic power and Demon Lord powers. Due to that, I decided to once again reside in the carriage near the First Tree rather than remain in my estate. It didn’t seem like there was much need for me to be physically present in my estate anyway.

And speaking of the carriage built by Rorono, it was very comfortable to live in. Each day though, she would add something new to it. To be honest, I thought she was already going overboard. What is that girl thinking? Does she intend to fight with this thing?

 

“Master, you’ve already recovered. You’ve recovered much sooner this time than with Duke-san, don’t you?”

 

Aura the Ancient Elf said so after giving me medical treatment.

 

“It goes to show how much outside of the norm Duke is. Well, Ruhe is outside of the norm too, just not as much. Compared to when I named Duke, I felt a very tiny bit lighter this time.”

 

After naming Duke, I knew full well what naming another monster would entail.

However, even with those inherent risks and also the risks of naming at this timing, I decided to go ahead and name Ruhe to repay her for all of her service thus far.

 

“Just please refrain doing anything too absurd. If you fall, Avalon would too.”

“I understand. I’ll keep the absurdity to acceptable levels. Anyway, now that I’ve recovered enough, let’s go to the next step.”

 

I said so and reached for the [Creation] medal I put in my pocket.

It’s finally your turn.

I had already decided on what kind of monster I was going to make next, and today was the day I was going to make it.

 

“You’re going to go out this afternoon, right, master?”

“Yeah. Take care of things while I’m gone.”

“Understood.”

 

Aura answered so and then smiled before clearing her throat.

 

“Ahem, actually, master, I have something else to report. A while back, I have undergone a powerup of my own which has allowed me to raise and sustain another golden-apple-producing tree. In fact, the new tree is ready for harvest by tomorrow! Please have a look at it some time.”

 

The increase of trees that could bear golden apples was definitely good news.

We had many potent and useful potions that couldn’t be made without the golden apples, after all. Not only that, even when eaten raw, they were delicious, good for the health, and provided a slight but noticeable enough strengthening effects.

 

“I’m looking forward to it. We could never have too much golden apples, what with it being used for my and Stolas’s recovery as well as the wine being given weekly to the [Time] Demon Lord. Our production of golden apples doubling surely is a great boon. Great job, Aura.”

 

I had always wanted another tree that could bear golden apples. Unfortunately, for an apple tree to be able to bear golden apples, it needed to be nourished with a specially concentrated version of Aura’s [Water of Life] which consumed large quantities of magic power to make. Try as she might, she could only make enough of the specially concentrated version for one tree. Until recently, that is.

Now that we have another tree, we could make more high-grade potions. This increase in production would most likely lead to an improvement to our war potential.

 

“Glad to hear you’re pleased. Kuina-chan’s excited about it too.”

“Oh yeah, that’s right. Well, I want her to evolve as soon as possible too, preferably before I graduate from being a new Demon Lord. So, to that end, do help her by making high-grade potions that will accelerate her magic power recovery rate, alright?”

“Of course. Of late, I have been preparing for her some apple juice; she seems to like it. I’m also studying the book titled Curaga, so I should be able to come up with a new and more potent magic power recovery potion soon!”

 

After leveling up, Kuina unlocked a skill she had obtained when she became my [Monster of the Covenant]. It was called [Aether Fox Tribute Ritual]. As its name might suggest, it would allow her to evolve from being a Celestial Fox into an Aether Fox by first offering up 9999 tail furs’ worth of magic power.

Kuina who was already the strongest of my monsters would certainly play an even greater role once she evolved.

 

However, meeting the condition of that skill was easier said than done.

Each of the furs in her tail could store magic power and the most it could contain was equal to the magic power of a mage-type B rank monster. Without a doubt, gathering magic power worth 9999 mage-type B rank monsters was a tall order.

At her current pace, Kuina wouldn’t be able to save enough magic power in her tail furs by the time I become a young Demon Lord. With the help of ample potions though, she just might make it.

 

“Let’s talk again when I come back. It’s time I head off.”

 

I said so and then went outside. After collecting Kuina, who was to be my guard on this trip, and the crow monster, whom I was bringing to transport us via its [Transfer] ability, we departed for Marcho’s dungeon.

 

 

Upon arriving, we were met by one of Marcho’s monsters and were guided to a special room.

There, we were greeted by Marcho who was wearing clothes that were fluttery and cute. Needless to say, her current clothes were truly unusual for her.

All those frills and ribbons, is that what they call sweet Lolita fashion?

 

“How is it, Procell? Does it suit me?”

“I think more mature clothing suit you better.”

 

Even though [Rebirth] had made her appearance be younger—as though she was in the latter half of her teens—she was still the tall and cool type of woman. She was more beautiful than she was cute.

This kind of clothes just didn’t suit her.

 

“Aww, how mean. At times like these, even if it’s just flattery, you should praise the other person. You really don’t understand a woman’s heart, do you? But then again, I should have taught you these things as your parent. Oh, how I have failed.”

 

Marcho was once again teasing me.

To be frank, being treated like a child somewhat hurt.

 

“Anyway, why are you wearing those clothes?”

“Oh, I was just trying to please you. I know you’re a lolicon, so I thought, why not appeal to that side of yours. So, how is it? Does it do anything for you?”

 

Marcho said so and then twirled around, the frills on her skirt fluttering along.

 

“Oh, shut up. Like I’ve told you a million times before, I am not a lolicon”

 

What an awfully false accusation. I have very healthy preferences. I am absolutely not a lolicon.

 

“So you say, but look at your monster’s form right now.”

 

Marcho said so while looking at Kuina.

At the moment, Kuina looked like she was 12 or 13 years old. This was despite that until recently, she looked like a girl in the latter half of her teens.

 

“Oto-san doesn’t have anything to do with this! It’s to conserve energy!”

 

Apparently, her younger form consumed a bit less energy. So, to expedite her evolution no matter how little, she was staying in that form.

 

“You sure?”

“For crying out loud, Marcho, what do you take me for?”

 

To be completely honest, I did feel more at ease with Kuina’s younger form.

For one, hugging her in her younger form just feels better. Secondly, I don’t get off balance as much whenever she jumps at me for a hug. Her adult form’s fantastic, but I just think this form is better… crap, I got sidetracked.

 

“Well, anyway, to what do I owe the pleasure of your visit today?”

“I have something I’d like to ask: can you still make medals with your [Demon Lord Powers]?”

 

Upon hearing my question, Marcho smiled.

As I thought.

 

“Yup, still can. Naturally, I’ll give you all I have since you became my master. However, for those I’ve obtained before that, I’ll ask this just in case: will you accept them?”

“No. Much like the DP you’ve saved up before you became my monster, I will not accept those medals.”

“I thought you’d say that. And like I’ve said before, I like that determination-to-the-point-of-stubbornness of yours. It’s kinda childish, but I like it.”

 

Again, she’s treating me like a child again. I have to prove to her I’m adult one of these days.

 

“Then, why didn’t you tell me you can make medals last time I was here, when I was collecting DP?”

 

If she had told me then, I didn’t have to come back here and do extra effort.

 

“The answer to that is, well, if I had told you then, you wouldn’t have come back here again. The next time I would have seen you was going to be next month, when I have another medal. That’s kinda lonely, so I deliberately stayed silent. I thought that if I did, you’ll meet with me one additional time to ask me about it. Call it the wiles of a woman’s heart.”

 

She explained so and then roguishly smiled.

As I thought, I am no match against her.

 

“Then, I promise that from now on, I will find, no, I will make the time to meet you whenever I can. Besides that, you’re always welcome to visit me whenever you want. I’ll always be happy to see you.”

 

When I said so, Marcho snickered in response and then proceeded to hug me.

Because she was taller than me though, my head became buried between her chest.

 

“Ooh! Such an adorable thing to say! You were actually a mother-con all along weren’t you?”

“Stop. It hurts.”

 

I was at her mercy.

If I have fully recovered, I might have been able to separate us peacefully. However, at the moment, I was left no option other than to let her do as she liked until she was satisfied.

 

“You’re so cute, Procell. Oh, before I forget, here, the [Beast] medals I have. Come pick up another one next month, alright?”

“Thank you. Now I can make a new monster.”

“Also, just an fyi, I can make [Beast] medals, sure, but the medals I’ve been able to make because I’ve broken their Demon Lord’s crystals, well, I can’t make them anymore. It seems like the [Demon Lord Powers] I have is limited to that of the [Beast] Demon Lord. I can’t buy imitation medals anymore either.”

“I’ll make note of it. Then, see you next time.”

 

I gave my heartfelt thanks to Marcho and then left her dungeon.

With all the necessary medals at hand, I could finally create the new monster. If all went according to plan, I would have a monster that could act in the other dimension and also use [Transfer].

 

 

After I parted with Marcho, I returned immediately to Avalon.

At the moment, I was in the laboratory of my estate, trying to focus my mind.

 

In just a few moments more, I was going to make the new monster.

 

This time, I had no intention of using [Person].

I had used it for all my previous [Syntheses] involving the [Creation] medal because it allowed me to make a monster that I could converse with  and that was close to my own form.

I didn’t need those qualities for this monster though. All I needed it to be was to be an extremely useful addition to my war potential.

 

When they heard I was going to make a new member of our family, Rorono, Aura, and Ruhe came along. Kuina haven’t left my side since our trip to Marcho’s dungeon.

 

“Kuina’s so excited for our new sister!”

“Mhm. I have to ascertain what kind of weapon will suit them.”

“Yeah, and I’ll feed them lots of delicious apples”

“Patron, remember your promise, you hear? You said the child you’re going to make next was one who can fight alongside me in the other dimension!”

 

Though they said different things, each of them felt just as excited.

 

“I know, I know. But anyway, once it’s born, you all shower it with a warm welcome, okay?”

 

I said so as I grasped tightly the three medals—[Creation], [Beast], and [Time]— in my palm.

 

“[Synthesis]”

 

As soon as I said that word, the medals became particles of light and intertwined with one another.

Countless possibilities then came and went in my mind.

For a while, I kept searching the possibility that I wanted, the one I wanted the new monster to become. When I found it, I smiled and grasped that possibility.


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43 thoughts on “Prologue: New War Potential”

  1. thediabolicalgenius said:

    Thanks for the chapter. I was busy when you posted it, then forgot until now so i’m a bit behind.

    The end was a cruel cliff. I really thought we were going to get to see what the monster would be in this one. It’s very frustrating.

    “I’m also studying the book titled Curaga, so I should be able to come up with a new and more potent magic power recovery potion soon!”

    Final Fantasy reference?

    To be completely honest, I did feel more at ease with Kuina’s younger form.

    “For one, hugging her in her younger form just feels better. Secondly, I don’t get off balance as much whenever she jumps at me for a hug. Her adult form’s fantastic, but I just think this form is better… crap, I got sidetracked.”

    Lolicell should just accept that he’s a lolicon already. He’s just running away from reality…….

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  2. darkfire420 said:

    Thanks for the chapter, but was it just me or was the last epilogue chapter and this prologue chapter the same thing?

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  3. Pretty sure she’s intentionally making him feel bitter about being treated as a child to provoke him into pushing her down. Kinda suspect she doesn’t want to be the one to proposition him twice in a row.

    Also, predicting ouroboros.

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  4. Well finally, he stopped using “person” that (for a strange reason) made all his monsters humanoid instead of just intelligent enough to be considered a “person”.

    He needs monsters that are disposable like the darkness dragons that he is literally ignoring after creating the maelstroms and then went back to play/live with the Person-type monsters in the surface, if it wasnt for Duke then the giant army of dragons would have revolted ages ago. :/

    Oh and the fun part.
    “Again, she’s treating me like a child again. I have to prove to her I’m adult one of these days.”
    Considering how stubborn he is on the most illogical parts i dont think he has any rights to complain, just take the DP, all her medals and grow stronger.
    Letting your pride get in the way for your growth just because you think its not fair for a new demon lord to have all that power will only get you killed in the long run. Kiddo..

    Lets just hope this brat grows up soon and just go all out with both his dungeon and war powers instead of playing around like this, he got overflowing DP yet he is not using them, he just let it be instead of strenghtening himself like everyone else before the protection time is up.

    If i didnt know of the immortal plot armor (thanks everyone that read ahead for that spoiler..) i would think that he would lose everything and die shortly after his first year was over…

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

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    • dragoonofinfinity said:

      Well, the thing is, he’s kind of immune -er, more immune- to newbie DMs now that he is the co-controller of a 300 year old dungeon and its DM is now his god-tier monster. He’s probably not gonna use it unless Black shows up again, which I see happening around 4 months from the in-universe time (when he thinks Marcho won’t be able to save him anymore).

      As for the darkness dragons, he’s basically leaving their training to Duke since they want to butt heads with the “weak-looking” DM when they’re first summoned even though he could fight on par with an upper A rank monster at least (probably more if he uses awakening to god-mode everything).

      I have to agree with 1 thing, though. The “not taking medals or DP before he became the owner” thing is kinda dumb. If he trades some creation medals to her later though, her stores of medals could come out with more impressive S-ranks out of sheer experience difference.

      Lastly, he had no intention to “go all out” with his war potentials. He’s one of those typical almost naive peace-loving protagonists, so he doesn’t want to kill anyone if he doesn’t have to. And not using his overflowing DP? He’s bought 2 new B-rank maelstroms (something that only him and a few others even have a chance at), added floors to counter his now flooded 2nd floor graveyard (which has dozens of A+ rank undead minimum due to Duke’s ability). He also has no real reason to buy traps between his hoard of golems, creation traps, and his armory full of WoMD’s. If anything, he really just needs more floors to pad out the distance between his enemy and his core…although it’s likely he could just pop it down to the lowest floor of Marcho’s dungeon.

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    • His dungeon model is to create high level generals and put their lesser variants under those generals. It’s not just the dragons, he doesn’t interact much with any of the lower tier monsters. I don’t think that’s wrong really, delegation. Trusting his subordinates and not micromanaging is one of his advantages amoung the largely selfish and narcissistic demon lords.

      Also, he may not directly interact with them much, but he doesn’t treat any of his monsters as disposable, to the point of naivete as someone who leads an army.

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  5. dragoonofinfinity said:

    If he wants a werewolf, the best bets would be phase (moon phases), moon (obvious), possibly something like “change”, or if he went for a long shot “night” or “darkness” might work. If a white rabbit loli pops up, though, I think I’ll be done reading for about a year.

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  6. Steven Flores said:

    Since its [Beast] and [Time] a good one would be [Phase]. Time and Phase is pretty much Time & Space. A monster that can control both time and space would be pretty op plus they have the [Beast] making it a capable combatant.

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  7. [Beast] + [Time] + ???

    [Nightmare] could be a very useful other-dimension fighter very compatible with Ruhe but can’t (transfer) unless (transfer) is gained through [Time]. Plus it might actually be a Nightmare (coal-black horse with flaming hooves, nostrils, and eyes that causes paralysis).

    [Ethereal] could let it go into the other dimension and bring others with it, and affect local time to effectively teleport stuff in whatever dimension it wants. Not exactly (transfer) but it might as well be.

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  8. philippespalla said:

    Thanks for the chapter XD

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  9. Tương Nguyễn Lương said:

    So if you broken crystal you not only have their medal but can create it too. Ever only 3 other type medal at once time still too good. One thing not change that Demons Lord can only create 1 original medal per month.

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  10. NOOOOOOO, CCLIFFHANGER-KUN CAME AND IS STAYING FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!!!!!!!

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  11. Oh… please give them a brother. A werewolf brother sounds awesome, because a werewolf bitch doesn’t.

    Thank you for the chapter.

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  12. Aguinaldo "Cursed Lich" Silvestre said:

    Thanks for the chapter!

    Marcho still is taller than him? The image from the Epilogue o Volume 5 made me think she was now 6~10 cm shorter than him.

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  13. If you want na prove your a adult bed her already she’s giving Enough hints

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  14. Thanks for the new chapter!

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  15. Thanks for the treat.

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  16. Happy holidays to all except you cliff

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  17. merry xmas said:

    can think the elder dwarf girl can make human with her science and nanomachines golems,

    with science, anything is possible cmon god use science to make the universe

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  18. merry xmas said:

    happy new years and merry xmass
    can he make a titan monster or a human with 3 human metals

    whta will happened if he use 3 humans medals super human

    or make a kraken monster sea

    or a liveathen sea dragon

    or a shark demihumans

    or the 3 head dog that guard the gate of hell

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    • Aguinaldo "Cursed Lich" Silvestre said:

      Using 3 human medals would maybe create the Hecatoncheires?

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      • dragoonofinfinity said:

        I thought you had to use different medals to create a monster. Also, for a hundred handed one I’d go human, giant, and either evil (monster/demon), earth, or something to do with their general nature (minor gods of natural disasters, so wind or storm?)

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      • Aguinaldo "Cursed Lich" Silvestre said:

        The only medal that demands different medals is the Creation Medal. I can’t remember now where was it but someone spoke something about making an A-Ranked monster would take most A-Ranked medal demon lords to wait 2 months to use their own medals but mixing with other medals was better to get monsters with more diversified abilities (and some potent ones that come with certain combinations).

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    • He has the Beast metal, then used the Time and Creation… What of lore that involves beasts and time…

      OH!!! NO!!! Not a White Rabbit!!! The fluffiness would kill us all!

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    • I think he can only use 3 medals when using Creation, and Creation cannot become a medal it has already been before (person). He could do 2 imitation (B rank) ones.

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  19. Isnt person and creation the dame.medal? Im confused

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    • No he can change the creation to another type of medal, and after great a imitation medal from this type

      Thank you for the chapter

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    • dragoonofinfinity said:

      “Person” is just the first medal he ever created using his creation medal, so it’s kind of like his signature medal right now. Creation is basically “hey, what do you want your new monster to be? Name it and I’ll create the perfect medal to mix the other 2 with”.

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  20. Reaper Phoenix said:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Since he’s not using a person medal, maybe the new monster is a furry.

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    • Well one things for sure it’s definitely a loli (muffled i’m not a lolicon damnit)

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      • dragoonofinfinity said:

        *cough lolithatturnsintoawerewolf cough*
        Seriously, though, I kinda want something/one that actually looks old enough to run a store or something. Having the lineup of “demihumans” be made up entirely of early-mid teens girls and 1 dragonkin butler is becoming an old joke.

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    • dicky satria said:

      a pet perhaps ? he really need a pet now

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  21. NEPUNEPUNEPUNEPUNEPU
    ┏…┓   ∧__∧   Merry
    ┃T├┓ (。・ω・。)  X-Mas
    ┗┬N├┳━〇━〇━┓and a
     ┗┬X┃  NEPU! ┃ Happy
      ┗…┻………━………┛Nepu Year!
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  22. Allen Reynaldi said:

    please cute loli again!!

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  23. Thank you!

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  24. thanks for the chapter~
    Happy holiday~

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  25. Thanks

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  26. Please let it be space!

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  27. Happy Holiday~

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

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