Chapter 43 – When It’s Over

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The vicinity of the Fokalore’s Lord’s mansion was crowded with the populace taking refuge from the front lines, the territorial soldiers, and staff members guiding them on top of the Third Knight Unit who lead the soldiers of the reinforcements.
The staff distributed meals to the populace and aided those with deteriorating health. Gradually the mood changed into it being something along the lines of a festival.
Those with a strong business sense erected stalls before anyone noticed. The staff members only arranged the locations of the food stalls and let them freely do business afterwards.

“This ought to be a time of war, but what’s with this situation?” (Midas)

Advancing on his horse while pushing his way through the masses, Midas’ group finally left the jammed area.

“The populace seems to have been kept away from the gate where the battle occurred.” (Young knight)

Listening to the report from a young knight who had heard the current state of affairs from the staff members, Midas breathed a sigh.

“Did they carefully consider the circumstances of the populace? Or is it because they would simply become a nuisance … ?” (Midas)

There is a quite high probability that it is the latter, he assessed, but didn’t voice out this thought as he had to hurry going forward on his horse towards the battlefield.
While also issuing instructions to all members to draw their swords, he scowled feeling a sense of discomfort.

“That’s odd…” (Midas)

“What is?” (Young knight)

“Don’t you think it’s strangely silent although they should be in combat? Rather, the noise coming from the direction of the Lord’s mansion is a lot more boisterous.” (Midas)

“Now that you mention it.” the young knight agreed to Midas’ remark. As they headed towards the actual scene, the horses advanced on the road that had at least a lesser amount of people travelling it.
Before long they could see an imposing iron gate at the exit of the city, but the door was widely opened.

“! … Did they break through? However, the enemies are …” (Young knight)

Trying to hasten their approach, they could see the territorial soldiers chatting leisurely while disposing of the enemies’ corpses.
As they were calmly talking with each other, they chopped up the corpses with magic and halberds, gathered them and tossed them into a hole. Drenching them in oil, each pile was burned.
Although the intense stench of the burning proteins was to such a degree that Midas had to pinch his nose, the territorial soldiers did it calmly having nothing but a cloth wrapped around the lower part of their faces.
Because they observed the relaxed state of the territorial soldiers in front of the mountain of dead bodies, all of the Third Knight Unit following from behind looked at them. All of them uniformly turned blue and some amongst them, not being able to bear the sight, even broke down vomiting.
Midas considered it to be pathetic, but it appears that the soldiers and knights from the capital can’t overturn the difference in actual combat experience of the Touno territorial soldiers anymore.
When surveying the area, Midas saw a single women, he felt having seen somewhere before, issuing orders to the soldiers.
As Midas dismounted from his horse and withdrew his hand from his sword, she apparently noticed him as well.

“I am Midas of the Third Knight Unit. We were dispatched as reinforcements, but …” (Midas)

“I am the civil official slave called Miyukare in charge of matters related to military affairs of the Touno territory. Welcome, I am glad that you have come to assist us.” (Miyukare)

As Miyukare responded with a bright smile, Midas recalled her to be included in Hifumi’s group of civil official slaves.
He happened to catch sight of her at the time various things were taught to her by Hifumi at the royal castle.

“I’d like you to inform me about the state of affairs.” (Midas)

“The Vichy general is dead. Right about now the remnants of the defeated army are fleeing from the chasing group led by the director of military affairs.” (Miyukare)

The battle at Fokalore has ended. All that was now left was simply hunting the remnants of the Vichy army.

“Where’s  the enemy’s general?” (Midas)

“Who knows? I heard he was in some hole. About now he should have been cremated within one of them.” (Miyukare)

Midas groaned while curbing the area between his eyebrows.
Just like Hifumi, it seems that they, the Touno territorial soldiers and the civil official slaves, don’t care about who and what rank the enemy has in the least.
Dispose of them since they are dead and then be done with it.

“By the way.” (Miyukare)

Miyukare smiled brightly at Midas who was greatly troubled with the situation.

“Since it’s about time to finish soon, shouldn’t you rather head towards the mansion?” (Miyukare)

“Finish soon? … What matter is?” (Midas)

“Hifumi-sama’s disgusting play, that is.” (Miyukare)

Midas’ thoughts froze for an instant. Without saying anything in return, he jumped on top of his horse and rushed towards the Lord’s mansion.

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Preparing the shuriken, Origa entrusted her back to the wall enduring the pain in her foot.

“Kasha, I won’t forgive you …” (Origa)

“Calm down! The Knight Unit has already broken into the mansion. Now that this has happened, Hifumi is already …” (Kasha)

Just as she started to talk, Origa threw her four-sided shuriken tearing Kasha’s shoulder.
Due to her avoiding on the spur of the moment, the wound was shallow.

“Origa, why … ?” (Kasha)

“I won’t bear it anymore. All the more if a Knight Unit had come, I must got to Hifumi-sama’s side.” (Origa)

As Origa prepared the next shuriken, Kasha, giving up, grasped the sword’s grip, withdrew it from its scabbard and took her stance.

“I will suppress you with sheer strength.” (Kasha)

“Give your best trying to do so. I will show you that I am not such a weak woman as you are.” (Origa)

Kasha closed the distance bit-by-bit. Origa, having her back against the wall as she couldn’t use her foot, had no other choice but move horizontally along the wall by slithering.
Taking care to not cause injuries as much as possible, Kasha wavered which spot she should attack.

“Without even having your wand, there is no way for you to defeat me.” (Kasha)

“Underestimating the abilities of your opponent like that is a bad habit of yours. Shouldn’t I have warned you many times to not do so?” (Origa)

Firing off the second shuriken, she aimed at Kasha’s feet.
Kasha jumped to the side while wielding the sword in order to avert the trajectory of the shuriken. In reverse she charged and hit Origa’s flank.

“Kuu …” (Origa)

Origa had planned to elude the attack by falling down but her body didn’t move as she thought it would. She wasn’t able to kill the force completely.
She collapsed lying upside-down and as Origa was breathing roughly, Kasha lowered her sword.

“With this you understand, right? Let’s go together … I don’t want to do such detestable thing like seriously fighting with Origa.” (Kasha)

Origa heavily rotated turning her position facing upwards and silently held out her right hand towards Kasha.

“I am glad. Well then, after this, together …” (Kasha)

A sound like grass being cut reverberated. Kasha’s flank has been gouged open by a wind blade.
An amount of blood, which would overrun a glass, dropped on the floor.

“… Ha?” (Kasha)

Because she doesn’t quite understand the visible condition of her own body, Kasha falls to her knees due to the sudden blood loss.
Spilling even more blood this way.

“Although you don’t even have your wand, why …?” (Kasha)

Looking at Origa with hazy eyes, she saw that the area of the robe around her arms was torn. Around the naked slender forearm leather belt with a fixed knife was coiled.

“Following Hifumi’s suggestion, I prepared a hidden knife copying the magicians of Horant. Giving your magician opponent the time to cast a spell was naive.” (Origa)

As they finished talking, both, Origa and Kasha, had collapsed on the floor.

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At the point in time Hifumi stepped into the room entering it, Kasha was at death’s door.
For the time being with this Hifumi poured a magic potion, with the bottle making a *glug glug* sound, on Origa in order to wake her up. Seeing the unhurt Hifumi in front of her eyes, she misunderstood herself to have died.
But, once she looked closely, she could see Kasha lying in a pool of blood.

“Hifumi-sam … ?” (Origa)

“Ou, you finally woke up.” (Hifumi)

“I-I am glad you are healthy?! … Ah right, Kasha has called a Knight Unit to this mansion … !” (Origa)

Getting up as if she were a spring, Origa kept on talking while clinging to Hifumi. But Hifumi quickly tore her off causing her to fall on the floor.

“Calm down, moron. I got rid of the entire attacking Knight Unit. Currently Doelgar’s group is cleaning up the mess.” (Hifumi)

With a “That’s great” Origa was relieved spilling large drops of tears.
As Origa was sobbing, Kasha, slipping into the abyss of death, murmured with her consciousness being vacant,

“Hifumi-san … Ah, Pajou-san has …” (Kasha)

That knight had given her and Origa a chance to reconcile. Realising that she had failed and died, Kasha didn’t give a damn about everything and anything anymore.

“Kasha, apologise to Hifumi now. It isn’t too late yet …” (Origa)

Looking at Hifumi and Kasha alternately, Origa said so in her former gentle voice.
That caused Kasha to become unbearably sad.

“Origa, sorry … Hifumi-san too, I am sorry … I have been a fool …” (Kasha)

“Hifumi-sama, since she is also repenting …” (Origa)

Watching Kasha heading towards her death now, Origa couldn’t even hide her trembling.
But Hifumi watched Kasha without saying a single word.

“By now … everything and anything has changed, hey … not only I didn’t notice that, I wasn’t even approved by Pajou-san either …” (Kasha)

Looking at Hifumi, Kasha laughed bitterly.

“Hifumi-san, thank you for saving us when we were slaves … If you are fine with it, I want you to let me pass on as is … I think this manner of death is a blessing, to the extent that it is more than a fool like me deserves …” (Kasha)

Hifumi nodded expressionlessly.

“Thank you …” (Kasha)

“Kasha!” (Origa)

Kasha slowly closed her eyelids to never open them again.
Painfully raising her breast up and down only once, her breathing ceased.

“Really, you have been such a fool …” (Origa)

Sitting down at the side of her close friend, she shed tears as she also stopped to pretend being tough.
Hifumi took a breath and placed his hands on his waist.
In his mind he hosted a little bit of compassion but no regret.
Most of it was occupied by anger.

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Pushing his way through the crowd, Midas finally arrived at the mansion. He was greeted by an unhurt Hifumi, donning an expression of anger and Origa, being even more angry burning with fury.
Being guided to the office by himself, Midas discerned that the situation had turned out in the worst possible way.
Brooding over his own fate from now on, his feet became heavy.

“… So?” (Hifumi)

As Midas stood stock still without being able to look at Hifumi in front of his eyes, a short inquiry was thrown at him.

“T-The reinforcements weren’t in time. It’s inexcusable that we weren’t able to fulfill the role given to us …” (Midas)

“To the very end you insist that you came up until here to assist us? Is that what you are saying?” (Origa)

“O-Of course” (Midas)

He couldn’t even shift his gaze towards Origa.

“Is it common for the reinforcements to storm the Lord’s office with drawn swords in this country?” (Hifumi)

“U …” (Midas)

“Is it common for a Knight Unit, no, the royal castle to even use a friend to spy on the internal affairs?” (Hifumi)

“Ugu …” (Midas)

As Midas’ thoughts deviated into I would pay anything for just having a usable answer, Hifumi pressed on.

“Besides, it’s strange, isn’t it? Imeraria should have known that Vichy would attack the national border having prepared a sufficient war potential. Or rather, since she has induced this, shouldn’t she have sent reinforcements a lot earlier?” (Hifumi)

“No, such expectations … In reality the second son of a Marquis household, Debold-sama, had been dispatched as envoy of peace to Vichy.” (Midas)

“Is that so? That means an envoy of peace delivers such a provocative letter in this world?” (Hifumi)

The letter that was thrown at Midas was the on Hifumi had taken out from Debold’s breast pocket.

“This is … !” (Midas)

It had Imeraria’s signature. Thrusting unreasonable demands at Vichy, no matter how you looked at it, the contents couldn’t be called anything but hostile.

“Well then, I want you to properly convey to Imeraria that she has overstepped her bounds this time. Now matter how kind I may be, even I have my limits.” (Hifumi)

What kindness are you talking about? Were his thought reflected on his face? Origa pointed an icy gaze at Midas to the degree of making him shiver.

“It came to a point where it would be proper for me to receive yours and the princess’ heads. Shouldn’t you be grateful for the generous treatment of Hifumi-sama?” (Origa)

“I-I am very sorry …” (Midas)

While bowing his head in apology, Midas raised an 「Oya?」 having a question towards Origa’s just spoken words.
Going by the current way of the talks, it sounds like me and the princess can survive.

“There was far too little resistance, I guess …” (Hifumi)

“Ha?” (Midas)

“The degree of the scheme was too little, even for Pajou. Also, the soldiers of Vichy attacking straight from the front like idiots, didn’t divert from our predictions in the least. Although Origa seems to be able handling it well, Kasha wasn’t able to implement what she had been taught at all.” (Hifumi)

Midas suddenly couldn’t follow what Hifumi was talking about.

“Due to the long, long history of wars in my country and world, there are many substantial studies repeatedly refining the art of efficiently killing your enemies, such as those heavily armored, those riding a horse, those being separated from their allies and those being swift, no matter the circumstances. As a result of that, many created military strategies and weapons vanished, making it literally a struggle to survive for those.” (Hifumi)

Maa, though I ended up completely forgetting those things recently, Hifumi inserted an idle complaint in his mind.

“However, after coming here, the opponents I faced were only luke-warm opponents at best. I first thought that it was only this country, but it seems the other countries aren’t any different in that regard either. As I worked as adventurer and statesman, I always pondered about it and at last I reached a conclusion.” (Hifumi)

“Th-The conclusion is …” (Midas)

As Midas feared he would hear something absurd and his desire to escape from this place right away was almost stirred up, he resisted those up-welling feelings as he had to convey what Hifumi was going to say to the princess.

“There isn’t enough fighting in this world. There isn’t enough desperation to stake their life on fighting between people. Therefore I decided to make my move.” (Hifumi)

“What the hell are you planning to do …?” (Midas)

Although he didn’t want to hear it, he couldn’t help but listen to it.
And just as he thought, Midas regretted hearing about it.

“I will spread the methods of fighting in order for the human society to become self-aware and come to their senses all around the world. Oh well, if I drill thousands of people scattered throughout the world in the ways of war, my intent will naturally come true, don’t you think?” (Hifumi)

“In other words, you will raise well-trained people to pit them against each other all around the world? Is that what you are saying?”

“It’s a magnificent idea. Of course I will also do my very best to help you.” (Origa)

Even though Origa said this as if it was natural, Hifumi gave up while thinking No matter what I tell her, she will accompany me anyway.

“Ah! I will use this territory as is. Once in a while I will return here. I want a place where I can run various experiments as well.” (Hifumi)

As result the people brought up in this territory will become ‘people who might cause damage to Orsongrande in the future’.
That’s just madness.
(However, there is no way to decline this …) (Midas)
Most likely even Imeraria won’t be able to refuse.
Especially since this is the second time her life has been spared.
He even seized disadvantageous evidence.

As Hifumi laughed joyfully, Midas frantically endured strong stomach pains.

 


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111 thoughts on “Chapter 43 – When It’s Over

  1. Well, the moment she stupidly agreed doing a fools errand for imeraria, kasha’s already got death labeled on her same as pajou. O pity the poor princess that lose an ally. Boo hoo, boo hoo.

    1. When kasha was dying I was only thinking about when the origa ship is going to sail. Kasha was a forgettable character.

  2. So Kasha realized her faults? Hm… Neither Pajou’s nor Kasha’s made the slightest emotional. It was like “Oh. Seems like they died. Too bad.”

      1. I think that’s sort of the point. Death will be abundant in the world, and these two were inconsequential to Hifumi, so their deaths were handled in a similarly non-chalant manner.

    1. When i began to read this chapter i was eating my dinner, when Kasha died the first thing i thought was: “shit.. i forgot to put some salt on this”.
      Yeah, to me her death was as emotional as the lack of salt in my food.

    1. ya, its not one of those bullshit novels where an ally that you helped tremendously turns into a traitor on shaky beliefs then when it comes down to the life and death battle, you sparing them and letting them join you and trusting them again with no reason to do so. This novels not like all those shitty 3rd rate jap novels, its brutal and sticks to how reality is(even if its got magic, its logical still).

      1. Tho some of those are indeed “crap”. I dont really dislike it and it isnt like people doesnt get a second chance either. Lots of people have done stupid shit, yet was able to repent and start over(real life).

        Btw a change of pace isnt bad either.

  3. The only reason he’s keeping her alive is because he want’s a better challenge and as a warning to her to Never, I repeat, NEVER use a friend or ally against him. You don’t touch them, ever. They managed to make Hifumi mad, that’s a feat in and of itself!

    Thanks for the chapter~

    1. I’m pretty sure Hifumi isn’t angey with the fact that they used Kasha ro try to kill but more with the fact that after all this planning by Pajo he wasn’t even close to being in danger.

      1. Yea, he doesn’t care at all about their lives. It’s the fact that despite him showing his methods to one and the other being the best in the business BOTH collapsed like anyone else with no added difficulty.

        And that the Princesses plan that caused all this was juvenile at best.

  4. Expected outcome, now who is going to be the initial “cream of the crop” individuals serving Hifumi now for his future plans. Thanks for the chapter. Wonder if the kingdom of Vichy will be next on the kill list after all this.

      1. The volume after chapter 45 is called “Internal squabbles at the royal castle” as you can see in the ToC. I guess we will soon get a little insight on how Imeraria’s decisions will affect the political situation of Orsongrande. ^^

  5. Haha, I kind of feel bad for Kasha, but not enough to say she didn’t deserve death.

    Kind of surprised Hifumi and Origa don’t want to personally behead the princess, since she is the cause of Kasha’s death.

    1. The cause of Kasha’s death is Pajo, not the princess, and she’s now dead, though sadly that part was skipped.

      1. ? That part was skipped? I don’t remember it being skipped though? Pajou clearly said she hired Kasha to spy on Hifumi. And it was also Pajou who proposed this plan to Imeraria. Well the blame to accept this plot naturally also lies with Imeraria though. But I don’t see any parts being skipped there? :O

        1. I think she decided to herself that Hifumi, with his behavior and antics, is deemed to be a danger to this world, so she planned to kill him. But, really, using a friend to a plot is really a d*ck move so good thing she died.

        2. No, she did. She know that Imeraria wants to take revenge and that Hifumi is dangerous for them. She just thought that this war would give them a chance.
          At the start it was a 13000 vs 200 war so its understandable that they thought they will be able to set up a trap. Its just that the enemy was too inferior for Hifumi.

    1. Wow, a new reason for you to reread the chapter
      X-P
      joking aside, it was a death we all saw comming long ahead of this chapter

      Anyway, thanks for the new chapter
      (~■_■)//

  6. First~~~~

    Thanks for the chapter~~~

    I am getting goose bumps from hifumi that guys insane but i wonder what kind of opinion the guys he will train will have of him and if they turn against him 🙂

    1. I think he’d actually enjoy the people he brought up to be elite warriors to fight against him. He’s the guy who likes to get into good battles, after all.(And pretty much the whole point of training them to begin with if I read it correctly)

  7. And what? After this ‘War Arc’ will end there will be title: 100 YEARS LATER…
    To give Hifumi some time and skip the boring ‘Warmonger rising/training’ period and skit to the exciting ‘Warring States’ period.

  8. Sometimes it is hard to express a particular combination of feelings in a different language, so I’m sorry but I’ll say it in italian:
    E’ stato un capitolo con i controcoglioni!

  9. TBH, when Kasha choose to leave Hifumi, I don’t even mad. Because Hifumi give her a choice, so at that moment I just think maybe Kasha have a Role to become Hifumi backup when he need help, maybe the reason just to pay her debt to Hifumi.

    But When Pajou ask her and she actually accept it, I just “WTF?”. Hifumi is her savior you, he even give her freedom. So why she choose that stupid choice? To get Origa back? Come on, Origa is not a child, she make her own choice too. Does she think with Hifumi death, Origa will accept her? It just will make Origa resent her. She know Origa love Hifumi.

    Like I said, if Kasha keep her life after got freedom, maybe she can still meet Origa even she didn’t like Hifumi.

    1. This MC is going to plunge the entire planet in to war far more brutal than anything they have experienced. Even if you think him beheading the King had justification (which it didn’t, the MC borderline hated peaceful Japan and had no family, to the MC being kidnapped/summoned was a great thing) there’s no way a normal person could endorse his mentality of bringing extermination wars to this world.

      Kasha seen what Hifumi was about, adding to that her loyalty to the throne it would be strange instead if she hadn’t gone along with the plan.

      1. What the king was trying to do is if I bought you a new car as a present, then handed you the bill. The guy was trying to force hifumis fealty.

        1. Don’t excuse Hifumi for killing the king. It was a villains move. Simple as that.

          Noobaloob is correct.

          Hifumi falls under Lawful evil.

          The story is not one of redemption or heroism or the like. It is simply a train wreck waiting to happen. You read because you know it will go off the rails, fall off a cliff, and explode in a fiery explosion, killing everyone inside.

          But damned if it’s not entertaining to watch.

          1. A villain’s move? So getting summoned against your will to fight for douchebag assholes who think they can’t die because they are noble/kings or something is fun? The king getting killed is simply retribution.

            Hifumi never did anything wrong, he simply killed everyone who opposed him. He tells people to join him or do things for him and they don’t, they deserve to die so he kills them. It’s as simple as this, there’s no villainy in that. Just a bunch of retards not obeying what they are told.

    2. She’s a weak woman. Everything point to it. Shaken by war, she left her friend to the warmonger and fled. Get cajoled into going back by nobles, she has no thought about her friend and that terrifying warmonger see through her like vapor. Betraying her friend, but not meticuluous planning ahead to restrain Origa (like poisons, or ambush) so that fight is unneeded, she get killed in the end.

      A small fry in every aspect.

      Pajou is somewhat easy to understand. She’s ambitious, so she push forward dangerous plan without calculating carefully of the danger.

    3. “So why she choose that stupid choice? To get Origa back? Come on, Origa is not a child, she make her own choice too”
      That’s the important point, Kasha died because she acted like a jealous boyfriend babying Origa or like those hardcore lesbians often seen in anime which completely ignore the desires of her “target” and dedicate themselves to protect the “pure girl”

  10. Well I am also a reader, though I am translating while reading. ^^
    Personally I pity Kasha a bit. She was one of the more level-headed characters in regards to assessing Hifumi’s madness. Most likely because she could see it from close-by, she chose to separate from that lunatic as soon as she could. Looking at it logically, this was a wise choice.
    Her only naivety was to misjudge the strong affection Origa, her former partner, held towards Hifumi.
    She followed Pajou’s offer because she hoped to regain her former adventurer’s days with Origa. But at the same time she disregarded Origa’s wish to stay at Hifumi’s side. Not being able to accept this fact, she blindly tried to force her own ideal values onto Origa and naturally those were rejected. The result of that is her death.
    Personally I like Kasha’s character, but I will also give my kudos to an author being able to kill off one of the “heroines” without trying to muddle around making her survive in a situation that goes clearly against the MC’s principles. 🙂

    1. Why do you think there will actually be a harem? Or a romance setting? :O
      I don’t know who came up with a Harem tag here, but that one is obviously wrong. Even Romance tag is a stretch as the MC himself refuses any love affairs currently …
      Ebil mistagging…

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  12. somehow i feel like it ended too soon with all that cliffhanger. tons of chapters for planning only for it all to be finished in a few paragraphs. there’s barely any lines for Pajou and Kasha when they realized they fucked up. I would have at least hoped for Hifumi to appear when Kasha vs Origa is still midway, just to mindfuck her more

  13. well atleast Kasha manages to apologize before dying.

    quite nice that Hifumi is aware of Origa’s feelings,i just hope it won’t reach to the point where Hifumi would’ve to kill her. or Origa dying because of flags.

    but the one i really pity is Hifumi,because no one still manages to get his bloodlust satisfied until now. Imeraria is a disappointment.

    Thanks for the chapter 😀

  14. pensé que le iba a mostrar la carta a los ciudadanos para que se revelaran contra la princesa, así Hifumi crearía su propio país espartano.

  15. Whupwhup! 2 chapters in a row… that’s just heaven.
    Even though I’m just a little bit sad that Kasha is dead, it feels right. It would be out of place if he’d heal her so she can stay with them. I just hope that Origa will be there for the rest of the time. *nods*

  16. I kinda understand Hifumi’s frustation tbh. That world is in stagnation; sure, there’s almost no war, just political struggle. Peace is the best. But in return, the technological advancement is too slow and the living quality of the peasants are horrible.
    They need something to struggle with. And from the history of humanity, I’m pretty sure wars were the main reason why we have such a huge technological leaps in 1980-1990.

    1. Indeed. Without war our civilization would still be like a tribe or sth. It’s only because humanity struggled to gain more land, resources, gold, knowledge and etc., as goals that we could think of various ways to easily process, cultivate and mine them thus advancing our civilization.

      I doubt we’d reach Modern Age if the world is so peaceful without war and conflict. We’d still be sharing game and eating manga-meat around the bonfire and wielding bow and spears… probably.

  17. Looks like everything is settled now. 🙂
    I hope Hifumi will travel to the beast-man country too but he will be able to become friends with them.

    Thanks for the chapter 🙂

  18. Good thing Kasha died AHAHAHA
    Too bad there weren’t much torture…
    Why kill them quickly; They must feel pain.. Let the people hear their screams so that they’ll be aware of what they’re dealing with AHAHAHAHA KILL!!! KILL THEM ALL AHAHAHAHA!!!

  19. He should just start a slow world domination plan. If every nation have to constantly fight with hifumi army then they will eventually adapt. There should also be demon and other mythical species that are stronger than human or some kind of nation in dangerous area which make them battle hardened. He would find them eventually if he keep on expanding.

    1. It’s possibly now, after this, that he will meet those existence, imo. From the sound of things Hifumi seems to plan on spreading the AoW so he’ll eventually meet/clash with the beastmen, demu-humans etc. Although I doubt thr existence of Demon Lords and such threat. He’s more the threat than those xD

      Imeraria or other countries should just summon another Hero as Hifumi assumes the role of Maou.

      1. and “SOMEFRIES MADAFAKA!” you want hero? sorry but how about Kim Jong Un instead XD ROFL ROFL ROFL
        my point is,the king sacrifice his daughter to summon hero but he got wild card (Hifumi) and died,what made you think that princess will summon another person after that? what if something worse than hifumi come instead? like,real demon lord (kim jong un) or something along those line XD ??

  20. Looking at these comments I can see a lot of people thought Origa did something wrong, but how is it wrong to betray a madman? I like our MC, but I would runaway from him if I ever met him. He needs the smallest excuse, or no excuse to kill and plant the seeds of war in other. Kasha… there’s something wrong with her head to fall for our MC knowing what kind of person he is and cutting down her friend, and she knew she would do it in advance. Origa was just the sane person among them who didn’t want to start WW3. Who cares if our MC saved her if he’s that kind of person? He didn’t do it out of kindness, justice, or even a dark code of right and wrong, but to spark a larger conflict and teach others how to kill just so he could one day kill a strong foe. Origa’s only mistake was thinking that her good friend wanted to live a happy and carefree life of an adventure, not knowing she wanted to be the wife of the god of death and war. Origa died happy just because finally understood how twisted her friend was and could now die with no regrets as she’ll be happy.

    1. Well if people disagree with you and you are right in every account, do they deserve to live? If you have the power to kill everyone, and you are nice enough to tell them to do this and that and they don’t, then there’s nothing wrong with killing them on an heartbeat. If someone is useless or doesn’t do the job, getting rid of him is faster than convincing him. It’s not like Hifumi is going to run out of bodies soon.

      I’m not talking about small differences of opinions, I’m talking about being plain wrong about something and insisting it’s right. People that don’t follow logic and act on emotion don’t really deserve to live which is why the MC kills them. The level-headed people that follow him all survive, the emotional weaklings? They all die.

      MC did nothing wrong, both Imemaria and Pajou are horrible persons for betraying MC who’s basically the hero of their empire. He’s waging war for them and they attack him. MC should kill her.

      Kasha was a good person but she simply was too stupid, I mean she get convinced by Paju to betray the MC… Seriously?

  21. Ehhh… Kasha died? She doesn’t deserve such death. Hifumi should have just shove a magic potion up her ass and put her under Origa to work her to the bones. Kasha should pay for her mistakes not get off easy, dun care if she gets swayed easily. Then again, it’s probably one of those rare Hifumi, kindness, symptoms.

    No symphaty for her at all.

    Thanks for the chapter! Cliff-kun is dead.

  22. Dang, I didn’t expect Kasha to die in the end. I mean, she was always shown on the cover as one of the main characters, then she gets separated from then, manipulated by Pajou and ultimately ends up dead just like that… I wonder what’s sadder, her death, or her insignificance in this story…

    1. No, she chose to leave. Kasha wasn’t separated. But yeah, If Kasha only stuck to her original plan of doing adventurer work then she would have a higher chance of getting together with hef bff.

  23. aw Pajou and Kasha is now dead ,im a bit sad (not really)
    and I knew it,he wont kill the princess,its too soon,she still has some use,if she is dead then with the Queen still break,and the pince is stupid ass,the kingdom will fall,that in itself is not bad but since Hifumi is now using it as his base it would be best to keep it at least functional,and it would be boring to kill her now since she could grow (maybe) or at least use her,just like how he killed the stupid general of the enemy army 😀

  24. God jesus, I like this novel so bad, mc is ruthless, he didn’t discriminate who he kill which what I’m searching for every goddamm other novel’s mc.. . . .

    The only problem is kill so fast that the only thing what register to your mind is, ohh he’s opponent is dead, ohh Pajo died, ohh kasha died,

    Dammit dude it was so fast it’s not even satisfying at all.

    I can’t even mock Pajo and kasha forward their stupidity because it was so facking fast, the only thing my mind has to say is ohh they died, that was fast, welp too bad so sad.

  25. I love how they made pajou and Kasha’s deaths so unceremonious it seems to fit with the ambiance of the series that 2 important characters who had a somewhat large impact on the plot in the last 40 some chapters just die without any emotion or feels.

    1. You think in real life everytime someones dies time slow down and then there’s a flashback about all the things this person did for the plot?

      Eh sorry this is not how dying works, kudos for this novel to not got for the anime cliche and write pages about how sad this character dying is or something.

  26. I love this, But origa ship.. comon how long do we gotta wait. And will Hifumi gain emotions.. i guess? I mean like, He’ll actually care for someone. We like Origa but even if she died now, hed probably just shrug at it.

    1. Actually he was just summoned to help defeat some innocent beastman because the king wanted their land which is rich with lots of mines and other resources.

      1. even if there was a demon king I think he would first make it more powerful then fight with it or make one or 15 of his own so they can all fight and then take on the strongest one.

        1. hell he mite try to make one if there is not one or at least something like one that will start this worlds first world war.

          he mite see a evil thing in the woods and mix it with a slave then teach it to fight no matter what this world is going to hell in a hand basket.

    2. Lol… At the same time in the demon king castle. “i wonder, where is the summoned hero who is going to kill me” (demon king)
      Thus, after this battle, the whole world fear the existence of the summoned hero than the demon king, you can say the even forget that the demon king even exists.

        1. Plot twist 2.0 when the demon lord find hifumi, he(the maou) discover his masochist fetish and because he have immortality, he dont die but transform in the pet/slave of hifumi
          Wow i cant believe i thought this…….to much internet for today

    3. There’s no demonking they only wanted to summon Hifumi so that he would serve as a tool to kill the demi-humans and claim their resources then dispose him afterwards

  27. Some comments are pretty stupid. There should be more drama on the death of Kasha or at the extreme bare minimum a break down on her part, in coming chapters. Doing a life and death occupation with someone for an extended time makes even people that hate each other become if ever so slightly regretful comrades. Doing such things with friends creates bonds few outside the military, warzones, or few select civilian local appreciate. Realistically unless Origa is a sociopath killing a best friend with tested bonds made in blood would destroy a person. More show since they are shown to have been a duo without other comrades for an extended period of time.
    This should be a highly important point that will be swept aside only to degrade this story.

    1. Or maybe you are a pussy and you expect to read a pussy story.

      No use crying over spilled milk or dead friends or shit like that. Why should Origa cry when Kasha clearly was too far gone?

  28. I kinda want hifumi to kill origa she is annoying I don’t like her character does she have Stockholm syndrome? Kill her killlll her.

    1. Wow dude, take it easy, there are many chapters for kill, just remember dont try with “peoples or animals”
      {Internal voice of the hea…..hell: just doit}

  29. Too bad Pajo and Kasha, they are both beauties and good lookers, if it was me, I would keep them alive and make them regret deeply about their actions, torture them, mind fuck them, let them watch the country fall and princess tortured without them dying instantly just to show them how much they have done fucked.

    1. Same here, this is the only thing lacking in this novel. I wouldn’t torture them altough I would call the slave maker guy back from chapter 2-3, put the mark on slave on Kasha and Pajo and either make them my sexual servants or just throw them at my army so they can get fucked all day long.

      I mean these girls fucked up royally, they didn’T deserve to die, they deserve to become meat toilets and to repent. I’m not a sexist that believe that women don’t deserve to die, I believe they are equal to men so they can get killed equally too but them being meat toilets would definitely be more interesting.

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