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CHAD UE: 0 GO (REINEARNATED RS} 





Author : FUSE 
aecise: TNR] RAUUARAM 
Character design: m2 (AH 


RIMURL TEMPEST 7 8S csamacmst tS. A 
; VELOORA TEMPEST : 


(Storm Dragon Veldora) ey Oks 


z Rimurusriend ‘andjname=givers 
A catastrophe®class|monster4 . 





























DWARVEN 
KINGDOM 


thes SEAS 


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CTT 


none 
7 " 7 GREAT FOREST 
oe a a i a FO 


oe ——_ 


Hides in Rimuru's shadow. 
neg — 1 OF BLUMUND | 
F SW Som SEALED CAVE 


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1 Rigurd's son. Ks [s A ditzy goblin. [ Tempest wolf. KINGDOM 


cad 


HAL 7 | PLOT SUMMARY 


eniblacksmithe 4 3 Middlelof.the}threeidwarven - Youngestjofjthejthreeldwarven 

ea EEC _ Giese For the First time since he was reincarnated into this 

other world, Rimuru met someone From his homeland, 

Shizue Izawa. She was an all-powerful Elementalist and 
Known as the “Conqueror of Flames," because she bore 
che spirit of [Prit within her. But then IFrit rebelled, 
attempting to seize control oF her body. Rimuru battled 
the Fire spirit to quell him, and after a dire battle, he 
devoured [Frit. Shizue had her body back, but because 
the Flame spirit had been Keeping her alive, she grew 
weaker by the moment, until... 
After Shizue's passing, Rimuru inherited her desires 
and appearance, and Found himself on the path to a new 























An,otherworlder’summoned from) PAdventurer from) a d\ [> Adventurer from Blumundijes 
 -Nartime Japan’ Deceased iy ; i “| 
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CONTENTS 


CHAPTER és Mighty Foes in the Forest of Jura 


>» O05 


CHAPTER a Ogre Attack 
| » 039 | 


© 

O 

ba) © 

CHAPTER df fn nomaly in the Forest oO 
Oo 

O 


| 


CHAPTER dy The Ogres’ Story 


) 


e 09? 


CHAPTER & Gobiru Arrives! 


| e127 | 
| e 15? | 


CHAPTER dia GCobtea vs. Gobiru 


oy», 2 | BONUS SHORT STORY 


| e 191 | 

















WHY, 













YOU CAN JUST LOOK 
RECOGNIZE HOW CUTE 
MEP EVEN YOU'VE 

THOUGH BECOME, 
I'M NOT A aay LORD 


RIMURU! 










OH, RIGHT. 
RIGURD ALSO 
RECOGNIZED 
ME AS SOON 
AS HE SAW 
ME, HUH... 


GARM co x S-SIRP 
WASN'T iy iS THIS IS 
NEARLY AS ey XX YOU JUST A 
fy FEN MAY NOT SPARE 

SURE, SOT ; J > : : BAe He 
SUPPOSE OUTFIT, 


/T HAS PARTS, BUT I'D 


SOMETHING oe wou APPRECIATE 
TO DO WITH NY) we U'RE IT IF YOU 
THE FACT THAT . aga STILL WORE IT. 
I NAMED iy . . NAKED 
THE OTHERS, AS THEY 
BUT NOT HIM. Pa COME. 





CHAPTER 


—  * 


LENS 


a 








WELL, 
SINCE I'VE 
GOT THIS 
FORM NOW 
I MIGHT AS 
WELL SPEND 
THE ENTIRE 
DAY AS A 












































THE 
mo GoOoD TOWN'S BRISK 
GOoD MLA MORNING, CONSTRUCTION 
MORNING. A! i). LORD HAD JUMPED 
BOC! (Oe RIMURU! BY LEAPS AND 
BOUNDS 
WHILE I WAS 
CARING FOR 
SHIZU. 

















































































THE HOMES 
ARE STILL JUST 
SS \ TEMPORARY 
a / q aie TENTS, AS THE 
= NG THERE ARE pennies 
Sp ae, PERMANENT ~— SySTEMS HAVE 
ay ——— STRUCTURES BEEN GIVEN 
HERE AND HIGHER PRIORITY 
THERE, FOR THE TIME 
LIKE THE BEING. 
WORKSHOPS 
FOR KAIJIN 
AND THE 
DWARVEN ——s 





aes a= sroTHers. 

















geewou RIGURD'S 
TALENT FOR 
bEAY! NG ORGANIZATION |i. 
AND 
LEADERSHIP 
/S GREATER 
THAN 
EXPECTED. 


/T SEEMS 
LIKE HIS BONE 
STRUCTURE HAS . 
BECOME MORE : MU 

: | [s| RIMURU! 








CHISELED, 
AND HIS 
SKIN SHINIER. 
MUST BE 
BECAUSE OF 
HIS RECENT 
UPGRADE TO 
THE RANK OF 
GOBLIN KING. 




































AFTER 





















AN INFLUX 
OF ABOUT 
EVEN FIVE 
RIGURD HUNDRED 
COULDN'T NEW 
pale MANAGE _—CRESIDENTS 
GOBLIN wus 7 
pee ENTIRE 
sire VILLAGE 
rae ALONE. 
WORK 
BENEATH 


HIM. 


THE oF 2 
MINISTERS ‘ 1 eS _ THEIR 
IN CHARGE AS ‘ee ¥ Fy) NAMES 
OF JUSTICE, - la ARE 
LEGISLATION, Vis MY ON INO: RUGURD, 
AND \ic7 % , AVY 2% REGURD, 
ADMINISTRA- A. 7, AND 
TION, | Ow AAS —_W ROGURD 
RESPECTIVELY “de is 


WHILE 
THE LONE 
FEMALE, 
RIRINA, 
WAS MADE 
MINISTER OF 
PRODUCTION. 





BY 
THE WAY, 
LORD 
RIMURU 


THERE'S 
NO POINT, 
SINCE MY 

SLIME BODY 

HAS NO 

SENSE OF 
TAS... 


I FIGURE 
WE CAN 
DEC/DE 

ON THE/R 
PRECISE 
DUTIES 

FURTHER 

DOWN THE 
ROAD. 


THE 
POSITIONS 
ARE 
LARGELY 
SYMBOLIC 
FOR NOW. 


WILL YOU 
NOT BE 
NEEDING 
ANY FOOD 





IM 
FINALLY 
ABLE TO 
TRANSFORM 
INTO A 
HUMAN! 


COURSE!’ 
HOW 
COULD I 
FORGET 





STARTING 
TODAY, 
I WILL BE 
EATING 
WITH THE 
REST OF 







TONIGHT 
WE WILL 
HAVE A 

INSTRUCT BANQUET. 


Saee. RIRINA THAT 
se WE ARE TO 
LOOKING onions 
FORWARD NUE PERS: 
TO IT. 


WITH 17, 
BUT WE 
DON’T 
HAVE THE 
PLANTS, 
SADLY.. 





THANKS FOR 
YOUR WORK 
ON VILLAGE 
SECURITY 
AND FOOD 
PROCUREMENT! 





YOU'RE 


uaa oe WE'RE awe 


esis WITH SO PLANNING 
HAS AN US THIS CATCH A FEAST 
ACTUAL He ioe 

SOME- TONIGHT. 

















CIALLY 
TASTY. 








WILL YOUR 
BOOBS 


FILL OUT §& 
fe 


I'LL MAKE 

SURE TO 
PREPARE THE 

S GREATEST 

SOUNDS || / \ Nee «= BULLDEER 
m™ YOU'VE EVER 















































THERE IT 
ARE MANY SHOULDN'T 
MONSTROUS PROVE 
BEASTS MOVING TOO 
OUT FROM THE HARD. 
DEPTHS OF THE 
FOREST, AND 
THEY'RE DRIVING 
A GREAT NUMBER 
OF PREY OUT, 


ONCE INA 
WHILE, SOME 
...BUT I'VE / " I DON'T CHANGE IN 
STRENGTH- THINK IT'S ENVIRONMENT 
ENED OUR ANYTHING CAUSES THE 
SECURITY, PARTICU- MAGICAL 
JUST IN LARLY BEASTS 
CASE. NOTABLE TO MOVE 
- ABOUT. 








a UOIN THE 


GUARD 
| BUT MY IF PATROLS, 7 
Its \! LorD,I NECESSARY; RANGA. 
FINE. || THOUGHT THEY'LL : 
I'M YOU WERE -— 
NEARLY GOING 
THERE. || SOME- 








NEED YOUR 


KS Ss 
Nis Ws SS 





DON'T 
TAKE ME BE 
WITH YOU, SHY. 









THAT'S A 
VERY COOL 
AND BOLD 

ASSURANCE, 

RANGA... 









/S RUINED 
BY THE 
VIGOROUS 
WAGGING 
BACK 











SORRY, I 

FORGOT 
TO 

I FOUND MENTION 

IT WHILE SOME- 

PATROL- THING. 

LING THE 

FOREST. 





. THANK 
YOU. 
I WAS 

LOOKING 
FOR 
THIS. 









DURING 
OUR TIME 
TOGETHER 








PHYSICALLY 
TANGIBLE 














AND I HAD 
A VERY POOR 
UNDERSTANDING 
OF MY OWN 
PROPERTIES 
AND 
RESISTANCES 
TO BEGIN WITH. 


THANKS TO My 
CONSUMPTION OF 
SH/ZU AND /FRIT, 
IVE HAD A RECENT 


INFLUX OF SKILLS 
AND RESISTANCES. 


IT'S NO 
WONDER 
THE GREAT 
SAGE WAS 
ANNOYED 

AT ME. 


/T'O BE 
WASTEFUL 

OF ME NOT |. 
TO LEARN 
TO WIELD 
MY GIFTS 
PROPERLY. 





THE SKILLS 
I GAINED 
FROM GETTING 
STABBED WERE 
"THERMAL 
FLUCTUATION 


. "PHYSICAL traf { RESISTANCE" 
DAMAGE fq || wee 


RESISTANCE" 
AND "PAIN — 
NULLIFICA- 

TION." 








AND THEN 






















THERE'S 
"ELECTRICAL 
RESISTANCE" 
AND 
RECALL GAINED "PARALYSIS 
FEELING THOSE RESISTANCE" 
NUMB Two. r 
DURING 
THAT 





EXPERIENCE 





ANSWER: 
THEY WERE 
LIKELY 
SUBSTITUTE 
MEASURES 
ENACTED IN 
RESPONSE TO A 
REQUEST THAT 
LACKED ENOUGH 
CONTEATUAL 
INFORMATION 
TO EXECUTE. 

















ANSWER: 
SKILL 
ACQUISITION, 
EVOLUTION, 
AND CHANGES 
IM THE 
ENVIRONMENT 
COME FROM 
THE 
“WORDS OF 


EVERYONE 
THE WORLD." 


HEARS THE 
“WORDS OF 
THE WORLD." 





21 


| 


amura-kun 


AREN'T 
you 
SUPPOSED 
TO BE 
THE ALL- 
KNOWING 
VOICE THAT 
TEACHES 
ME ABOUT 
THE SKILLS 
IVE 
EARNED? 


AND 
WHAT 
DO you 
MEAN, 
“LIKELY” 




















ANSWER: 
THE UNIQUE 
SKILL 
“GREAT SAGE" 
UTILIZES 
A PORTION 


OF THE 
SPEECH 
CAPABILITIES 
ASSOCIATED 
WITH THE 
“WORDS OF 
THE WORLD". 












NOW 











THAT HE 
MENTIONS 
/T, THERE 
... THAT WAS THAT 
WAS AUTOMATED- 
TALKING SOUNDING 
TO ME DIGITAL 
BEFORE VOICE... 






I GAINED 
"GREAT 
SAGE.” 








AND THAT | 
WASN'T 
THE SAGE 
TALKING, 













\ 












FOR 
SOMEONE 
CALLED THE 
"GREAT SAGE," 
YOU'RE PRETTY 
MISLEADING, 
AREN'T YOU 
> 

















CERTAINLY 
A VERY 
NOT THAT wySTERIOUS 


I EXPECT 
PHENOM- 
THE RULES ENON, 


FROM MY 
OLD LIFE cael IT 
TO APPLY i 

IN THIS 

WORLD. 







"“NORDS 
OF THE | 
WORLD,” | 










THE SAME 
me / THING GOES 
IMPROVED owt i ; | FORA SKILL 
MYSELF IN UTILIZING THAT 
ORDER To rien A PHENOMENON 
ANSWER _ TO SPEAK. 
QUESTIONS. 



























FINE. 
LET'S 
CHECK 
OUT 
THESE 
SKILLS, 
THEN! 


















Ni Wy Va 


cee. 





“pf ; 
fe 

} 
g 


o 
Mb, 
) 





Several 
hours 
later 


UP THE 
RESIS- 
TANCES 
WITH 
"AREA 
BARRIER" 


.. AND 
ACTIVATE THIS 
"MULTILAYER 
BARRIER" ON 
MY DOUBLE. 


PERFECT. 
LET'S 
GIVE THIS 
A SHOT. 











THAT 
WAS 
GNARLX 





“BLACK 
FLAME." 








WAS THAT 


ATTACK?P/ 
THAT WAS 
SCARY// 





He extinguished the flame with Predator. 26 


wow, 
HE'S 
TOTALLY 


GUESS I 
SHOULD 
HEAD 
BACK 


POWERFUL. 





























I KNOW 
IT LOOKS 
AND 
SOUNDS 


UNIQUE SKILL: 
DEGEMERATE 


BUT THIS 
'S THE 
SKILL THAT 
ALLOWED 
SH/ZU TO 
FUSE WITH 
/FRIT AND 
PROTECT 
HER SENSE 
OF SELF 
ALL THE 
WHILE. 


IT'SA 
UNIFICATION 


AND 
gs ise 7 SEPARATION 


ALL IN ONE. 
— IN OTHER 


’ WORDS, /T 
WOULDN'T | 7 (EER OA A 0 ENERATED" 
NEED IT Bg Sts bee OR DISTILLED 
FOR eae fe ow AND REGRESSED 
ANYTHING a SHIZU'S HUMAN 
vs ee SELF AND THE 
SPIRIT IFRIT 
INTO ONE 
BEING. 





IT SAID, 
"THIS CAN BE 
APPLIED TO 
SKILLS, TOO,” 
SOT LET THE 
SAGE GO TO 


BUT 
THE GREAT 
SAGE FOUND 
IT QUITE A 
USEFUL SKILL, 
APPARENTLY 


TOWN. 


DEPLOY 
“MULTILAYER 


BARRIER" 
AT ALL WARNING: 


? RESISTANCE 
MES SKILLS AND 
YES/NO “AREA 

BARRIER" 
CAN BE 
LINKED 
TO CAST 
“MULTILAYER 


EXTRA SKILL: 
“BLACK 
THUNDER" 
ACQUIRED. 
“THERMAL 
FLUCTUATION 
RESISTANCE" 
AND 
“FLAME ATTACK 
NULLIFICATION™ 
HAVE FUSED 
AND EVOLVED 
TO 


“THERMAL 
FLUCTUATION 
NULLIFICATION." 


FURTHERMORE, 
“BLACK 
LIGHTNING" 
AND 
“MOLECULAR 
MANIPULATION" 
ARE 
LINKABLE. 
WILL YOU 
LINK THEM 
NOW? 


YES/NO 
AND 

EXTRA SKILL: 

“MOLECULAR 


“BLACK FLAME" 


WARNING: 
“COMBUSTION” 
AND 
EXTRA SKILLS: 
“FLAME 
MANIPULATION" 
AND 


“HATER 
MANIPULATION" 
HAVE BEEN 
LOST DUE TO 
FUSION. 


BARRIER" 
AROUND 
YOUR BODY. 








THE MIMIC ABILITY 
OF UNIQUE SKILL: 
"PREDATOR" 
HAS BEEN FUSED 
WITH SLIME'S 
FIXED SKILLS: 
“DISSOLVE/ABSORBS 
REGENERATION." 
EXTRA SKILL: 
“ULTRASPEED 
REGENERATION" 
ACQUIRED. 
“DISSOLVE/ABSORBS 
REGENERATION" 
LOST. 


FURTHER- 
MORE... 


MANIPULATION" 
ACQUIRED. 





ARE YOU 
TRYING 

TO MAKE 
UP FOR 
SOME- 
THING 





IN OTHER 

WORDS, 

I GOTA 

WHOLE 

BUNCH 

IM OF NEW 
ABILITIES, 


HAS THE 

ABILITY TO 

SUPPRESS 
MAGIC 
POWER, 



















IM 
THIS STATE, 
YOU WILL BE 
RECOGHIZED 
AS HUMAN. 





ANSWER: 
THE FAINT 
MAGICAL 
AURA 
EXUDING 
FROM 
YOU 15 
COMPLETELY 
GONE. 


MENTAL 
COMMUNI- 
CATION 
FROM THE 
INDIVIDUAL, 


IlL GO 
BY THIS 
APPEARANCE 
WHEN I'M 
OUT AND 


ACTUALLY, 
I WAS 
ASKING 
/JFI 
LOOKED 











BASED OW 

THE VOCAL 
FREQUENCY, 
I SUSPECT 
IT 15 A CRY 
FOR HELP... 


nit 4 


val \ 
\ 





jot), ; 


pr 


ati RS | “ jit 




















a a 


i — 
soya) 5 ' 
SS hese Se 























not 
what < ee 


you 
think! ie 


ShiZu kind! of a 
is there —narrie is 
something  "Degenerar 

I need though 
to know a 
about... 

















: - 
Ty 
eee ete AT . 7 , iS es < 

Sw ly ‘ = ar = = HS Tee, ity 
Soa: Vig =. 
le Us 


L 


‘ 
salle! cy, Ul 2 = 
SOUS i ey h ok Su Ay) e t Me 


. 
lew 
Mit 


I BEEN 
SLICED! 
OOH, IT 
If HURTS 
DOWN. d . ——% aa” LIKE 
ITWASA [7\S2 ey | BR XX CRAZY! 
<4 SHALLOW [21 - ‘ I'M 
: GONNA 
DINE!! 


Se ; mee 
= = em Rar F 
= eS c 
So mer 
: Nai te cy th lyf 


ue 





ey h/t “ — 


EXPLAIN 


THE 
WHAT 


SITUATION 
TO THE RIGUR. 


SECURITY 
FORCESP 


YY 
LF 3 


OPE 
fs 
aks 


y 
Zr 


Al 


> (a 


| 


a 
> 





|! Al | 
> 
ws 


w 
Ki 


HEALING 
POTION?! 
THANKS 





ALL THOSE 
YOU SEE 
COLLAPSED 


ARE ALIVE 
AND WELL. 














IAM 
ASHAMED, 





..BUT I I 


DIO NOT  seNSED A 
EXPECT 
POWERFUL 
TO SEE = auRA AND 
HEIGHT- 
ENED 
ALERT... 

















IN THE 
VIDEO GAMES 
AND MOVIES 
OF My OLD 
WORLD, THEY 
WERE MORE 
LIKE THIS. 










N 


WG 7 


AW 


SECOND... 
ISN'T 


THAT A 
KATANA 
— 


























\ \ \ 


Diwss 








































ARE YOU 
WILLING 
TO STEP 
BACK 
AND TALK 


THIS OUT 
ef 





ON 
CLOSER 
INSPECTION, 
THERE'S 
SPATTERED 








fi 


BROTHER, 
LOOK 
AT THAT 
MASK... 


45 









KNOW THE 
FULL DETAILS HEY, 
OF WHAT l 
HAPPENED YOU; 
HERE, BUT 
IT'S CLEAR 
THAT MY 
FORCES 
CROSSED 
A LINE. 









THEY 


CLEARLY 
OUTCLASS 
AND US, YET 
THEY NEITHER 
NEUTRAL- GOBTA 
/ZED NOR 
THE REST RIGUR 
OF OUR WERE 
GUARDS FATALLY 
ALMOST HURT. 
WITHOUT 
ANY 


HARM. 


THE BEST 
COURSE 
OF ACTION 
HERE /S THE 








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eA il 
ni 
I 


1) i 
he f 
I 


FOUL 
MASIN. 

















NO MERE 

HUMAN IS 7 ) ie 
CAPABLE OF (RNS Ya ONLY WHOA, 
ENLISTING Fe 4 WNL Z HANG ON! 
THE HELP OF : Dg Gs NE Z WHAT DID 
MONSTERS ‘ ib 

TO DO HIS 

BIDDING. 














YOU'VE 

DISGUISED 

...BUT YOU YOUR TRUE 

CANNOT FORM AND 

DECEIVE THE ATTEMPTED 
EYES OF THE TO HIDE 

HOLY OGRE YOUR AURA 


PRINCESS. y 












FORM IS 
JUST A 
CUTE, 
SQ@U/SHY 


















HMPH. 

I DON'T 

NEED TO 
HEAR YOUR 


THAT MASK NS ANSWER: 
TELLS ME | | 

ALL I NEED 
TO KNOW 

ABOUT WHO 
YOU ARE. 





MY SWORD, THIS ISA 
YOU SHALL MEMENTO 
PAY WITH FROM A 
YOUR HEAD WOMAN 
TO EASE THE 
MEMORY OF 
MY FALLEN 
BRETHREN, 
IF EVEN FOR 
A FLEETING 
MOMENT. 























TO GET THIS IS... 
EVERYONE NOT GOOD. 
TO TAKE A HE'S 

STEP BACK RARING 
AND CALM TO FIGHT. 


DOWN... 


























z 
DON’T 
SENSE 

AS MUCH 

I GUESS THREAT 

I COULD FROM 

ACCEPT THEM AS 

THE/R FROM 

\] CHALLENGE /ERIT. 

' AND 

SHOW 

















BUT 


Lagl THE PINK- 

MEAN HAIRED GIRL 
YOU ARE THEY CALL 
FACING THE HOLY 
FIVE AT PRINCESS. 
ONCE, 

LORD 


RIMURU 


im \ WU YD N\A IT'S NOT A 
I'M NOT A th ok & MIATA PROBLEM. 


TO LOSE 
TO THEM. 















ARE YOU 












A HERO, 
OR A 
T WILL RECKLESS 
HONOR FOOL? 
YOUR 
..BY COURAGE 


ACCEPT- _ 





OZ : 


f = 2) 
(Sa, DN 





DON'T 
REGRET 


IT. 























Sse 


S. Ef pos \, 














Ht \ 


4, 


is 
oa 
ak 





SRG) WIZY 
V4 


—_ 


SS E>wWSx 3 9! > 
NVKi Waa 


THIS IS 
NOT THE 
TIME 
TO GET 
OISTRAC- 
TED. 
































| me 
© Ww 
ZH 5DzZM 
C00 <2 
AAFZS 
By 














co? \ 


SAU 
een 





AN 
ARMOR- 
SAURUS' 

"BODY 
ARMOR." 

















































































































A BLACK AN EVIL 

SPIDER'S CENTIPEDE'S 

"STICKY "PARALYSIS 

THREAD" BREATH." 
AND "STEEL 

THREAD." 


" 


SPEED OF 
HIS REACTION 
TO SURPRISE 

ATTACKS 

SUGGESTS 
"MAGIC SENSE," 
AS WELL. 





WOW, 
THIS OLD 
FELLOW 
IS SHARP 


SILENCE, 
FOUL 





THIS ONE, 
YOUNG 
MASTER. 


JUST FROM 
A GLANCE, 

HE WAS ABLE 
TO IDENTIFY THE 
SKILLS I EARNED 

THROUGH FEEDING 
IN THE CAVE, 
AND WHICH 
MONSTERS I 

GOT THEM 
FROM. 


so, 
SHALL 
WE WRAP 
I'M THIS 
HOPING EXHIBI- 
YOU MIGHT TION UP 
HEAR OUT Now 
MY SIDE P 





UH, 
LISTEN 


KNOW 
WHAT 
YOU'RE 
TALKING 
AB... 


HMMM... DARN. 
I WAS HOPING 
THAT AN 
es OVERWHELMING 
iTs SHOW OF 
NOT STRENGTH 
TURNING WOULD FORCE 
OUT THEM TO S/T 
THAT DOWN AND 
WAX TALK... 


I HAVE 
WITNESSED 
YOUR 
STRENGTH 
FOR MYSELF— 
AND THAT ONLY 
CONVINCES ME 
FURTHER. 


NO WAY A 
MERE BAND 
OF ORCS 
COULD DEFEAT 
THE PROUD 
AND MIGHTY 
OGRES. 





ENOUGH 


I 
KNOW 
THAT THIS’ | 
WAS ALL 
ORCHES- 


HANG ON, 
YOU'VE 


nn 
| 
il 


ise Bae 
gis LAL iss. 


kes 
NS 
































aah 
SS) 


KS 
EN 
= 


\ \N 


\ 
Ww 


\\ 








NV 


H\ 
3x 





/ patil 











SOMEHOW, 
HE WOVE 
HIS WAY 

suse THROUGH 


BOTH My sees 
"MULTILAYER =“ 


BARRIER” 
ANDO 
"BODY 
ARMOR” 
IN ONE 


.. AND 









BUT I'M AND 
IMPRESSED NOW MY 
AT YOUR QUESTION 






WILLPOWER. HAS BEEN 
YOU LOST ANSWERED— 










AN ARM YOU ARE 
AND HAVEN'T JUST A 
GONE MAD FOOL. 





WITH PAIN. 
























BUT 
THINKING 
THAT YOU 

COULD 
BATTLE US 

ALONE— THAT 

ARROGANCE 

WILL BE YOUR 

DOWNFALL. 














-—=--_,. 


SIN 1 
= 






TW 











WARNING 
IS WELL 
TAKEN. 








IF I'D 
BEEN MORE 
CAREFUL, 
I WOULDN'T 
HAVE LOST 


YOU'RE 
RIGHT, 
IT'S A BAD 


HABIT OF 
MINE TO 
GET A 
LITTLE 





- 
Zz 
Oo 
QO 
H 
i 


z§& 
ak 
= 9 
eu 
a- 
TS 
z 


AND 
"ULTRASPEED 
REGENERATION," 
IT WOULD BE 








NSS = 
i 


2 
ng 





FIRE 
DOES 
NOTHING 
TO ME. 


LET ME 
SHOW 
YOU 
REAL 
FLAMES. 








tha 

\ 

= 

nee 

Wi 
ny 


heslige 


T 





THOSE... 
} THOSE 
FLAMES... 


THAT 
SORCERY 
DOES NOT 

USE THE 
MAGICULES 
IN THE 
SURROUND- 
ING AIR! 











PURELY THE 
WIELDER'S 
POWER THAT 
GINES THAT |, 
FLAME ITS 
DEFINITION 









THE SIZE 
OF THE [fi [INAS _ 
FLAMES CC 
ceecny A 
REPRE- 
SENTS 
HIS 
ee 

















WHAT DO 
YOU THINK? 
STILL WANT 
TO FIGHT? 
















PLEASE, 
JUST 
TELL ME 
YOU'RE 
GOING TO 
SURREN- 
DER. 














a | 


ye 


Hh 
") 









YOUNG 
I MASTER, 
WILL TAKE THE 
BUY PRINCESS 
YOU AND FLEE. 


y 
y 
















] Ne 

WAY ff 

KC 

\NA Z4 


Uf 





SHUT UP, 
cs /| GRAMPS. 


/ 






































...AND NOW, BEAR THE 
WHEN TI HAVE SUFFERING 
FINALLY OF MY 

FOUND THE FALLEN 
OBJECT COMRADES 
OF OUR ON MY 

VENGEANCE, 
YOU WANT Sele veee 
ME TO TURN 






AND RUNP 



















YOU 











I WAS MUST BE 
RAISED JOKING. 
TO BE OUR 
FUTURE 
WOULD CHIEFTAIN. 
RATHER I STILL 
PERISH HAVE MY 
IN THE PRIDE! 
GLORY OF 
VENGEANCE 
THAN LIVE 
IN SHAME. 


IN THAT 
CASE, 
I SHALL 











WELL, SO 
THIS IDEA AN ie 
BACKFIRED ETT TANAN\Y HOW IT'S 
SPECTACLE | Ba ey) GOING 

LARLY ( TO BE. 





PERSON 
IS OUR 
ENEMY! 


DO YOU 
SAY THAT? 
THIS MAJIN 
WEARS THE 
SAME MASK 

AS THE 
ONE WHO 
ATTACKED 

OUR 

VILLAGE. 











HOBGOBLINS, 
WHO MIGHTILY 
RESISTED MY 
... SEEM MAGIC OF 
TO TRULY INCAPACITA- 
TRUST AND TION... 
REVERE 


AS DOES THIS ONE. 


THE WOLF 
WHO WAS 


NCE < THIS ONE'S 
ARGUMENT, an \ BEHAVIOR IS TOO 
PRINCESS! Le | DIFFERENT FROM 

\ Me ae 2 THE MAJIN WHO 
| LED THE ORCS. 


THINK HARD pe 
ABOUT WHO a y 
WELL, THIS GIRL Ve a LEN ee 
"YOUNG IS REALLY 
MASTER" TRYING TO 
PROTECT. 





I DON'T 

( | THINKI 
| Ne€0 THis 
| ANYMORE. 














IF I 
JUST TOSS 
IT AROUND 
AND LET IT 

HANG THERE, 
IT'S GOING 
TO GET 
SOMEONE 
KILLED. 


RIMURU 
THE SLIME, 
IN FACT. 











ITS 
FINALLY 
LOOKING 
LIKE THEY 
MIGHT BE 
READY TO 
HEAR ME 
OUT. 





THAT'S 
NONSENSE. 
S23. YOU DON'T 
EXPECT ME 
em 


Ze 
“Ye ~ 


YOU'RE 
RIGHT... | 








I ieYouWANT —- THIS MASK, 













TO EXAMINE ITSA 
IT CLOSER MEMENTO 
TO SEE IF IT 
OF A 
REALLY 
BELONGS TO WOMAN. 
THE ONE WHO I ONLY 
ATTACKED RECEIVED 
YOUR VILLAGE, IT THIS 






BE MY GUEST. MORNING. 





BUT THE 
MAJIN WHO 
ATTACKED 
US WAS NOT 
BOTHERING 
TO HIDE ANY 
AURA. 


THIS IT 
SEEMS DOES 
TO BE LOOK 

INFUSED SIMILAR 
WITH AN bas 
ANTI- 
MAGIC 


FORGIVE 
WE US. 
WERE 
MIS- 
TAKEN. 





GOOD 
GRIEF 
THAT WAS 
REALLY oR 
REALLY COURSE. 
AND-GO DONE. 
ag 14 DONE. 
MOMENT 


AH, YOU 
GUYS’RE 
AWAKE 
NowP 





GOOD. 
THEN 
LET'S ALL 
GO BACK 
TO OUR 


VILLAGE. 


OF COURSE. 
I'D LIKE TO 
HEAR MORE 
ABOUT YOUR 
SITUATION. 


THERE. 














THANKS 
TO YOUR 
HEALING 
SOLUTION 





80 






AND 
NoBopy GOES 
DIED, SO FOR 
THERE'S BOTH 
No SIDES. 
NEED TO 
QUIBBLE. 






OH, RIGHT. 
THAT'S THE 
USUAL WAY 
OF THINGS, 














Ss 


ng 
APPRECIATE 
WE HAVE THE 
ALREADY _ INVITATION... 
HARMED BUT ARE 





YOUR YOU 
COMPAN- CERTAIN 
IONS. er 





BESIDES, 
WE'RE 
HAVING 
THE A FEAST 
MORE THE TODAY. 
MERRIER, 
RIGHT? 


NONE OF 


US ARE {\) NAMES, 
BEINGS. f * 


GG 








tn 





























DION'T 















a HE'S IN | pad 
c RIMURU 
| CERTAIN pease ps | oe 
FORM « HAS NO 
7 
) He a NOW. cod senseor M3 
TASTE? Ij 
— b 
eS ltaness 


HE WANTS 
TO EN/SOY 
SOME GOOD 
COOKING. 








\h 


EE 
; W\\y 


yall 


ni 


ONY GUL 
/ A TT 




















<a , ee oo 
VILLAGE WAS 
OVERRUN BY f : ATTACKING 


A WELL-ARMED [ime \ (at UMN? OGRES?P 
ARMY OF = TAINAN. NII <y Ze ea THAT'S 
THOUSANDS hae habe = i PREPOS- 


OF THE Ae at Wy TEROUSS 
PIG-FACED LE 
BRUTES. 


ait 


oa 


5 
Oe 


a ee 
» (ai! 






















OUT 
OF 300 
OGRES, 

ONLY THE 

SIX OF US 

ARE LEFT. 














ss | I CAN'T 
IS IT : ) 
REALLY yy |, sae EVE 
IS THAT 
REALLY 
POSSIBLE 
P 





FOR ONE . ' | 
eer EN . BIZARRE. 
btinaay Vi, Ws Uy OGRES AND 
THEY S Mpa ORCS ARE 
WOULD 3 é FAR APART 
RENEE UW” A Xt) IN TERMS OF 
STRENGTH. 


NOW. 
NO 
WONDER 
YOU 
















SHE 
KNOWS 
SO MUCH 
ABOUT 
HERBS 
AND 
SPICES. 






.. THE FATE 
OF YOUR 
COMRADES 
STILL RESTS 
ON YOUR 


SHOULDERS, 
DOESN'T 


IT TOOK 
NO TIME 
AT ALL FOR 
HER TO GET 
ALONG WITH 
GOBLINA'S 


























ARE YOU 
DONE WITH 
YOUR MEAT, | 















FUTURE 
WHETHER DIREC- 
YOU TION. 
DECIDE TO 
REBUILD... 










THERE'S NO 
QUESTION 
OF WHAT'S 

TO BE DONE. 

WE WILL 
REGROUP, 

GATHER OUR 
STRENGTH, 
AND FIGHT 

BACK. 


THAT'S 
AN, 
THEN. 



















THE ONLY 
THING I CAN 
BUT AT GUARANTEE 
























LEAST YOU IS HERE'S A 
IT'S A CLOTHING, 
PLACE FOOD, AND ste 
TO CALL SHELTER, U 
HOME, NOTHING HAVE ANY 
MORE. INTEREST IN 





RIGHT 
P JOINING MY 





88 


5 || 


BUT 














\ WELL, THEN OUR 
“y I'M NOT QUEST FOR 
JUST VENGEANCE 
| DOING WILL My 
THIS FOR INVOLVE ai 
YOUR YOUR i 
SAKE. VILLAGE... 





SO IT'S 

TO OUR 

BENEFIT 
TO HAVE 
AS MUCH 
POWER 


CLEARLY AN 
ABNORMAL 


SITUATION. 
WE CANNOT 
ASSUME THAT 
OUR TOWN 
IS SAFE, 


















eeZ'M 
AFRAID 
I'LL NEED 
SOME 
TIME TO 
CONSIDER. 










SURE 
THING. 
TAKE ALL 
THE TIME 
YOU 
NEED. 































































oN “Up TO. 
YOU YOU TO 





PRINCESS. 















































































































STRONGER 







DID YOU 
MAKE UP 
YOUR 







































































































































































93 


ox 
—_ TSS \ 
——————— 















AWA 





WE DO THE 
NOT CHAFE OGRES 
AT THE ARE A 






THOUGHT FIGHTING 
OF BATTLING RACE. 
UNDER 

ANOTHER'S 

ORDERS. 



































AND THE 
STRONGER 
THE LIEGE, 

THE HAPPIER 
WE ARE TO 

SERVE. 














... ARE 
NOW AT 
YOUR 
SERVICE. 


I SUPPOSE 
I SHOULD'VE 
GIVEN MORE 
THOUGHT 
70 HIS 
FEELINGS. 


THIS IS THE 

DEC/S/ION 
OF THE HEAD 

OF A CLAN 

.. AND WHO HAS 
ACCEPTED SWALLOWED 
HIS OWN ~~ HIS PRIDE... 

FAILURE. 





WE 
















Ff 
LAST 


NIGHT'S 


OFFER. 
















HE MUST BE 
DYING TO GO 
AND AVENGE 
HIS PEOPLE 
WITH EVERY 
PASSING 
MOMENT. 








ACCEPT 





VERY 
WELL. 
CALL 
YOUR 


PEOPLE 
HERE. 






















































who 
ENSURE 
THAT HE 
DOESNT 
REGRET 
HIS 
DECISION. 

















I WILL 
NOW GIVE 
YOU NAMES 
THAT MARK 
YOU AS MY 
SUBORDI- 
NATES. \ 






























































OF THE 
HIGHEST 
LEVEL OF 

MAGIC 










p- 


IS A VERY pon 

DANGER- cx 

OUS 
ACT BY 
NATURE. 





























WHEN 


YOU RUN 
OUT OF 
MAGICULES 
AND GET 
SLEEPY 





I 
KNOW 
WHAT 
DANGER 
SHE'S 
TALKING 
ABOUT. 






















































SHOULD 
BE SAFE 
As LONG 
ASTI 
DON’T 
NAME 4 
WHOLE 
BUNCH OF 
THEM AT 
ONCE. 


I 
HAVE 
NO 
COM- 
| PLAINTS. |-% 








I'D 
HAPPILY 





98 









LET'S GET 
STARTED. 








(A 
ywE. <A, The 
<wOQuTQFEOZS 
QELT IS Oss 246 
oO <o ase 


| 





No, 
LADY 
SHUNA, 
I WILL 
TAKE CARE 
OF LORD 
RIMURU/ 


IT's 
TIME TO 
SWITCH, 

SHION. 





100 


GOOD 


MORNING, 
LORD 
RIMURU! 





WHO 
ARE YOU 
AGAIN? 

































































101 











ARE 
YOU 
AWAKE 
NOW, 
LORD 


RIMURU 
P 













































































































































































102 















WHAT D/D 
HE SAYP 
HE'S A 
"“KIWIN'? 
NOT AN 
OGRE 
ANYMORE 
























© 


BEN/MARU, 
AS YOU 


SO 


DUBBED 


ME. 


THE 
INSTANT 
I GAVE 
THEM 
NAMES, 
I WENT 
INTO 
SLEEP 





USE THE 


THE 
AMOUNT 
OF MAGICAL 
ENERGY HE 
HARBORS 
WITHIN 
HIMSELF HAS 
INCREASED 
TO STUNNING 
LEVELS 
COMPARED 
7O BEFORE. 


7 


RS 


\ 


BUT... 
SHOULD WHAT'S 
I TAKE 

THIS AS 
A REPEAT 


PERFOR- 


"RIGURD 
SHOCK” 
P=) 


° 


FORMERLY 
[IMPOSING 
BUILD 
/S NOW 
A SIZE 
SMALLER. 



















SOT 
GUESS THEY 
MUSTVE 
EVOLVED 
FROM 
OGRES 
INTO KIJIN 
"OGRE- 
HUMANS.” 


"SHUNA," 
LORD 
RIMURU. 


SHUNA... 
THAT'S 
THE OGRE 
PRINCESS. 




















SHE WAS 
CUTE TO 
BEGIN WITH, 
BUT SHE'S 
UNDERGONE 
AN EVEN 
MORE 
EXTREME 
BEAUTIFICA- 
TION. 


I AM 
HAPPY tt tt 
WITH THE = SHION. 
NAME YOU 
GAVE ME, 
LORD 
RIMURU. 











SHES 
LOST SOME 
OF HER 
WILDNESS, 
AND LOOKS 
MORE 
INTELLIGENT 
NOW. 















AND BACK 
























































THERE BEHIND 
A ene BENIMARU IS 
SHOCKED THE ELDERLY 
OF ALL GENTLEMAN 
WHO 
WHEN YOu i ae aes 
REGENER- : : 
ATED THE BEES MY ARM 
LIMB IN AN RIGHT: OFF. 
INSTANT. 





C7 


: PU HE 
BEFORE ‘exy< LOOKS 
EVO S Wo MUCH 

a YOUNGER 


THAN 
BEFORE. 


106 


IS A RARE 
HIGHER-ORDER 
SPECIES 
THAT IS 
FOR BORN FROM 
SIX KIJIN AMONG THE 
TO COME OGRES ON 
INTO BEING VERY RARE 
AT ONCE IS, OCCASIONS. 
HISTORICALLY, 
SIMPLY UN- 
HEARD OF. 


































































































WHEN 

















I HAVE 
NAMING RECEIVED 
A HIGHER THE NAME 
MONSTER, AN "SOE." 
EQUIVALENT 
LEVEL OF 
MAGICULES 15 | 7 
EXPENDED. ~ 













MEANING 





































THAT I WISH TO 
ALMOST EXPRESS 
ALL OF My MY JOY 
WAS USED RECOVERY, 
UP JUST LORD 
FROM RIMURU. 
NAMING 
THESE 
SIXP 


us e- | ak 


You cout ay SURE. 
me that Arse. 


‘LG 





Six. 









AH, YES. 
HE'S BEEN 
IN KAIJIN'S 
WORKSHOP 




























































































I'M SO 
GLAD 
YER UP 

AND 

RUNNIN' 

AGAIN. 














RECOGNIZE 
MEP I'M 7 o 
"KUROBEI." Se poe 
SURE HE 


RIMURU. |} LOOKED 
J LIKE 
THIS. 






108 


so 
WEVE GOT 
HOT GUY, 
CUTE GIRL, 
LET US SEXY LADY 
BE GOOD SILVER FOX, 
FRIENDS, |” HOT GUY, 
KUROBEI. | AND 
THEN AN 
ORDINARY 
DUDE. 











THAT IS 
SUCH A 
RELIEF! 


YOUR 
THE SIZES CLOTHES. 
DON'T FIT 
ANYMORE. 















in 

Great 
Forest of 

Jura... 


The 
strange 
anomaly 

the 








No 

an : 
um 2S 
otw 28 
o voy 
- ses 
>S 5a 
“5 OD 
~» OC 















































WHAT'S 
WITH 
ALL THE 
RUCKUSP 
EXPLAIN 
YOUR- 
SELVES. 









Lizardman Chieftain 
Unnamed 











































































































































































































BELIEVE HAVE 
THEY eect 
7 SOUTH 
OF LAKE 
iad SHISS/ 
TERR/- 
TORY! , 
== = 








6 

















SPEAK UP! 
HOW MANY 




























IMPOSS/BLE/ 
AN ARMY 
TWENTY 
7IMES 
OUR S/ZE 


SCARCELY 
BELIEVED 
MY EYES 

EITHER! 


BUT WE 
USED 
BOTH 
MAGIC 
SENSE 
AND 
THERMAL 
SENSE 
MULTIPLE 
TIMES... 


WE 
ESTIMATED 
THE ORCISH 
FORCES AT... 
200,000... 

























































HOW COULD A 
VAST ARMY OF THEY ARE A 
200,000 OF HEADSTRONG 
THEM EVEN BE RACE, WITH 
ORGANIZED AND NO ORDER OR 







CONTROLLED?! DISCIPLINE! 

















































t 
THOUGHT IT pe ee 
DARK TALES 
WAS JUST A 
OF THEIR 
TALL TALE, 
ARMY OVER- 
BUT WITH 
RUNNING 
AN ARMY 
THE OGRE 
THAT SIZE, Ua eae 
THEY COULD ve 
EASILY 






OVERWHELM 
THEM WITH 
NUMBERS... 













114 











IF 
THERE IS 
ANY ORC 
CAPABLE 

OF UNITING 
AN ARMY 
200,000 
STRONG... 


THEN 
WE MUST 
OF A 


wv 
WW 

= 5 
ZY 
Z 

50 
= 


SURMISE 
THE 
PRESENCE 


= 
M% 
< 
Q 
Zz 
w 
® 
wi 
= 


vy 6 CZ) 


115 


> 
{ 





MERELY 
SPEAK 
OF 
POSSI- 
BILITIES. 


HOW- 


... WE 
MUST 
TAKE ALL 
THE PRE- 
CAUTIONS 
THAT WE 
CAN. 


Sop 
RAHA 

























BUT 
























FATHER, 
a IT IS 
RATHER 
REMEMBER, Zeynl 
ee TO CALL 
THE NAME ie ey 
BESTOWED = tite. 
UPON ME 
BY LORD 


GELMUD. 






Lizardman Warrior 


Captain Gabiru 


I HAVE 
MUCH MORE 
PRESSING 
BUSINESS 
FOR YOU 
TO HANDLE 


WHAT I 
CALL YOU 
DOES NOT 

MATTER. 














rind HO A MONSTER. 
aborating ae aw 


Yo 
el 


BY THAT 
i A Ne re DEFINITION, 
ACTUALLY, |/ fares Ye! WHY ISN'T 
HE IS he HAKURO UP 
INA .? | ORC LORDP 
WAY. Pla ‘ 


























LET 


ITHINKIVZ* _) ie NOT 

ie I COULD f . ‘ 
LP USE A Lae tt ig 

fj / CB % | Break. | | TRAINING 
i / vA W/ \ wat S IS BY 
Ly YY Fi) YOUR 

| Yy REQUEST, 
j ZU LORD 









Y RIMURU. 





I AM JOKING, 






OF COURSE. 
AN ORC LORD ISAIDI 
IS A UNIQUE bea less 
ORC MONSTER ieee 
THAT IS ONLY BAe 
BORN ONCE peices 
EVERY FEW IS THE 






CENTURIES. RESULT. 
















iF: 


IT 
APPARENTLY 
HAS A FEARSOME 

ABILITY TO LEAD 








































































ITS PEOPLE, 

{ : DUE TO THE 

We At WAY IT CAN 
<= \Nd  DEVOUR THEIR 

“4 SENSE OF 




























































































WHY 
DO YOU 
THINK 
THEY 
ATTACKED 
YOUR 
VILLAGE 
P 





SO, 
ANY 
IDEAS 


WHEN 
THE ORCS 
ATTACKED 

OUR 


VILLAGE, 
THEY DID 
NOT FALTER 


WHEN WE 


SUSPECT. THEIR 


THAT IS 
WHEN I 


IN SHORT, 
IT'S AN 
EXTREMELY 
RARE AND 
UNLIKELY [Q<¢ 
SITUATION. fiir dale 









WHEN 


















I AND 
ALL THE ..-BUT JUST THEY ARE 
OTHERS BEFORE RELATED 
... HE SPAT REBUFFED THE ATTACK, oe 
CURSES SIM A MAUJIN 
AT US AS ™ cane ie 
OUR VILLAGE 
HE LEFT. AND SAID, 
"T WILL 
GIVE YOU 






NAMES." 









SO 
YOU THINK 













yh HE MIGHT 
Le HAVE HAD A 
\| HAS NO NEED WANT TO 
OF A MASTER 
WHO DOES 


NOT SUIT US. my i! 


\ 


























WHAT 
WAS 
HIS 
NAME, 


AGAIN 
“a 








THEY 
MAKE THEIR 
HOME IN THE 
WETLANDS, 

AND IT IS NOT 
NORMAL TO 
SEE THEM 
RANGING 
OUT THIS 
FAR. 


I 
HAVE A 
REPORT 
TO 
DELIVER, 


LIZARD- 
MENP 
NOT THE 
ORCSP 





122 





IT SEEMS 
THEY ARE 
ATTEMPTING 
NEGOTIATIONS 
AT A NEARBY 
GOBLIN 
VILLAGE. 











I HELPED TO EAT. 
WITH THE 
COOKING. 









123 


a) 


WELL, 
MosToF = -4/ZARD- 
THE RACES MEN, 

OF THIS HUH? 
FANTASY 

WORLD 
HAVE BEEN 
DIFFERENT 

FROM MY 
PRECONCEP- 
TIONS. 


Mth yp 





| HH YOU'RE 


OF ALL 
LIZARD 
WAR- 
RIORSS 


| orearesr|, | | 
Woy | | THE BEST, 


GAB/RUS 


EAGER 
TO SEE 
WHAT 
THEYRE 
LIKE. 





























AND Topay's 
THE FIRST DAY | 
YOU DECIDED | yo 
TO PREPARE aa 
LUNCH FoR =F 


ae tHar's || *| US, SHION. ||| 
RIGHT. 

































SO, 
IT'S BEEN 
SEVERAL 
DAYS SINCE 


BENIMARU'S 


GROUP 


JYOINED OUR 


VILLAGE... 






































LADY SHUNA 
WAS BUSY 
PRODUCING 
CLOTHES, 
GOBUICH| SOI FIGURED 
INSISTED THAT MEANT 
IT WASN'T THE KITCHEN 
NECESSARY, COULD USE 
THOUGH. AN EXTRA 
PAIR OF 
HANDS. 















































BEST ” 
OF 
LUCK, 
LORD 
RIMURU. 












































































































































































































































AND 
YOU SAY 
THIS FABRIC 
WAS WOVEN 
FROM SILK, 
SHUNA?P 


























YES. THE 
HELLMOTH 
COCOONS 

I USE TO 

MAKE IT 
SO IT'S ARE QUITE 
VERY RICH WITH 


STURDY MAGICULES. 
MATERIAL. 















































FANTASTIC. § pe fy hh —_ i AH, 





YOU'VE ome ea ae yi ae = I SEE. 


ALREADY 





GOT SILK 
PRODUCTION 
UP AND 





RUNNING? 








129 


SO IT 
SHOULD BE 
USEFUL FOR 
DEFENSIVE 
PURPOSES. 





Sy, THELOOM [Z_IN A: \ 
SoS THAT KAIIN RS | Imso \ AS 
= Wo] BUILT FoR | = GLAD IN 
= “]} MEIS QUITE J YOU'VE 
THAT'S |\=34 EXCELLENT [ff py COME TO 
==] GOOD AND EASY f= KA VISIT ME, 
> TO fo TO USE. — \ Uae LORD 





RIMURU. 












































I HEARD 
YOU WERE 
QUITE BUSY 
OVER HERE, 
AND I WAS 
CURIOUS. 

















































































IT ENABLES 












THROUGH 


















HER TO HER 
ae IT'S EVOLUTION, 
EXPERIMENTS oor SHUNA 
WITH SOME GAINED 
ABILITIES THE 
DIFFERENT 
MATERIALS THAT "ANALYZER" 
IN A SHORT DOVETAIL SKILL. 
AMOUNT OF WITH MY 
TIME. "GREAT 





SAGE.” 


















SHE CLAIMED 
TO BE GOOD 
AT SEWING, 
SOI ASKED 
/F SHE WOULD 

JOIN GARM 

AND DORD 

by IN SPLITTING 
UP THE TASK 

HAPPILY OF CREATING 
AGREED. CLOTHES FOR 
EVERYONE... 





WE 
SHOULD 
BE ON 
: YOUR OUR 
SHION ||| LUNCH Way, 
NOMINATED 
HERSELF 
TO BE My 
SECRETARY. 


You 
have 


a lunch 
I've meeting 
aready O77" Zz 
. « amie 47 ARE YOU 
I \ ie ASIN. 1. UNDERTAKING 
screed | —_ “a A THE 
WITH THE | Ti . Z /\) | SECRETARIAL 


WORK LIKE 


CAN, eg thik YOU WERE 
BECAUSE COURSE, Y ( ees 


AT LEAST 
SHE 
LOOKS 
THE PART, 
BUT... 




















HEE HEE. 

I COULD 
TAKE CARE OF 
LORD RIMURU 

FOR A BIT, 
IF YOU WANT. 





















































FOR SOME 
REASON, 
THEY SEEM 
TO BE 
COMPETING 
FOR My 
ATTENTION. 


THAT WILL 
NOT BE 
NECESSARY. 
I'VE GOT THE 
SITUATION 
ENTIRELY 
UNDER 
CONTROL. 



























































132 





f 
YOU MAKE /,/// 
CLOTHES // [ 


FOR ME, 


TooP ///h Hex\ aay) (\ 
Hy ( Ne i me (\ 


I COULD 
NICE, 
EVERYDAY 
OUTFITS 


Like 

















OF 



































On, COURSE 
GOOD. I WILL, 
THAT LORD 
SEEMS RIMURU. 
SOLVED I'M 
THE TENSE GOING 
S/TUATION. TO PUT 
TOGETHER 
A MOST 
WONDERFUL 
WARDROBE 
FOR YOU. 










DON'T TAKE 
ADVANTAGE 
OF ANY 
OPPORTUNI- 
TIES TC 
TOUCH HER 
BUTT. 
























I'D HATE 
FOR YOUR 
COOKING 






134 





















WA/7, 
WHAT WAS IT I) 
WITH THAT |i ]}\\! IF YOU'LL 
WHy DoES REACTION |1}'\| EXCUSE 
THAT FILL P ‘| US, LADY 
ME WITH 4 SHUNA. 
DREAD?! 




















: NO WAY. 
PLEASE! ~ fi SHION 
Wier : TOTALLY 
LET 7 We a ROCKS 
ME BE ? Le THAT 
ke a “NOMAN 
WHO 
CAN DO 
ANYTHING” 
VIBE. 
YOU CAN'T 
TELL ME... 


. THAT 
THIS IS 
ONE OF 
THOSE 


CLICHES/ 
OH MAN, 
I HOPE 

iTS NOT! 








136 










PLEASE 
DO EAT UP, 
MY LORD. | 


AND WAIT A SECOND, 
ISN'T THAT HAKURO 
RIGHT NEXT TO HIM? 
I NEVER NOTICED! 
THE OLD GEEZER 
TOTALLY ERASED HIS 
OWN PRESENCE 

' TO HIDE’ 
ase etng 




















a cae || 
=/ ia 
=f AHH, Ty | y 
mMsO [eth 7 
HUNGRY bit ch 

! Hh ise! 














DAMN YOU, 
BEN/IMARU... 
YOU KNEW 
THAT SHION 
WAS A 
TERRIBLE 
COOK, 
AND YOU 
CUT AND 


LOOK AT MES 
LOOK ME /N 
THE EYES AS 
YOU SIP YOUR 
TEA OVER 
THERE LIKE 
NOTHING’S 
WRONG! 

























































































iy = = = a 

Sy == IAM a 
= =|] SORRY || ffs 
Powys | THIS RH LORD be 
CS ‘a Is PART ir = RIMURU Wiis 
aed aw OF YOUR _ 












































LIKE 
I’M SHE 
NOT MADE 
GOING  FOISON. 
TO DIE 












































NO. 


CALM 

GHOST /S IT ONLY DOWN. 
JUST A LOOKS 
S/MULA- WAS LIKE IT'S 
CRUM*. ba I HAUNTED. 





IF YOU CLOSE dene Me 
é 
YOUR EYES AND pee 
THRUST THE Pt 
SPOON BEHIND Lids 
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Veldora's Slime Observation Journal 


~STUNNING DEVELOPMENTS~ 


Veldora's Slime Observation Journal 


~STUNNING DEVELOPMENTS~ 


@ MIGHTY FOES IN THE FOREST OF JURA 


Click. Clack. 


Sounds that should be impossible in a space of nothing but 
darkness. Yes, this is all in the imagination. 


With my mental fortitude alone, I conjured a board for the 
game known as shogi, at which Ifrit and I were locked in 

a battle of wits. True to his nature as a higher-order spirit, 
Ifrit learned the game quickly. He followed my example and 
produced the appropriate clicking sounds as he moved his 
pieces. 


This is proper. The little details go a long way to sell the 
presentation. 


Satisfied, I decided to cast my gaze outside. 


Now that Rimuru had a human form to use, he was more at- 
tentive to his clothing. Under his influence, the monsters be- 
gan to enjoy the concept of fashion. There were even shops 
dedicated to crafting and arranging monster pelts to wear. 


There were also places for large groups to gather and eat, 
and even a meeting hall for the purpose of facilitating con- 
versation. Much had changed in the town. And this was not 
the end of the building process. From what I could observe 
through Rimuru's sight, the dwarf craftsmen he recruited to 
the village were at the center of the improvements to its core 
facilities. 


Rimuru was making use of the "Edo-period water and 
plumbing" system I found in his knowledge banks. Through 
some property I am not aware of, it seems that maintaining 
clean surroundings will prevent disease in the townsfolk. Or 
does it simply lower the breeding rate of pathogens? 


In any case, if Rimuru thinks it important, then surely it 
must be. The dwellings themselves are still rudimentary, 
but they are putting the emphasis on little, unseen things. It 
is a wonder to me. All I can say is that bustling activity is a 
wonderful thing. 


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"By the way, Lord Rimuru...will you not be needing any 
food today?" Rigurd, the steward of the entire town, asked 
me—I mean, asked Rimuru. 


Like me, Rimuru does not require food, so I assumed that 
he would decline today, as with every other day. But then he 
said, "Starting today, I will be eating with the rest of you." 


So, Rimuru thinks that he will enjoy all the delights of 

food for himself! The food that he could not taste with his 
monster senses is no longer an issue now that he has human 
form. Very clever of Rimuru to realize this. I shall not men- 
tion the fact that he was human for several days before he 
came to this decision. 


Click. 
"That is check, Master Veldora." 
Whaaat?! 


N-no, just a moment. Take that move back. This is unbeliev- 
able. While I was busy observing the outside world, Ifrit has 
turned the game to his advantage. 


Grrrrr... 
In that case... 


"S-so, you've learned the ropes, I see. But you've got much 
left to understand, my apprentice," I cautioned, moving back 
my promoted bishop to take Ifrit's silver general. 


How very dangerous—I nearly made a terrible mistake. 


"Excellent move, Master Veldora. Clearly I was too early to 
press the attack. But I have learned the standard practices of 
the game, so the outcome is still in flux," said Ifrit, who had 
just memorized the rules. When did he get so advanced that 
he could lecture me about common play styles? 


In all of our games until now, I easily had my way with Ifrit. 
Every single one. It was the foremost reason that I was so 
focused on our competition...but then Rimuru gained the 


ability to take human form, so I decided to pay attention to 
the outside, to ensure that I couldn't be caught unawares 
again. 


Now I learn that Ifrit has been utilizing these moments to 
study on his own! The crafty spirit. This is the benefit of 
regular hard work. 


On the outside, Rimuru is practicing the skills he's earned. 
In a sense, I suppose this bears some similarity to learning 
the rules of a game. It is absolutely crucial to understand 
what one can and cannot do. 


When one is as powerful as I, this knowledge comes natu- 
rally, but Rimuru and Ifrit cannot help but be less advanced. 
Rimutru is so foolish that he completely forgot about his 
"Thermal Fluctuation Resistance" when fighting Ifrit. No 
wonder he requires time to study like this... 


But as a great and mighty being, I never test my own power. 
I simply live in the moment at all times. It is the root of my 
beliefs. 


"Kwa ha ha ha! Bold words...but if you let the rules and 
standards define you, you will never be a true competitor!" 


Who cares about hard work? It is totally unnecessary, I 
proudly declared. And yet— 


"Actually, the standard moves are one thing, but one must 
surely follow the rules," said Ifrit, immediately contradicting 
my opinion. 


...What a saucy little spirit. I hate to admit that I cannot 
rebut his argument. 


Based on the vocal frequency, I suspect it is a cry for help... 
Hmm?! 

"It sounds as though there's an emergency, Master Veldora." 
"Indeed. We have more important matters than this little 
argument," I said, to which Ifrit agreed. We then turned our 


attention outward. 


And by doing this, I cleverly ensured that the question of 
our little competition would remain unsettled. 


@OGRE ATTACK @ 


So, what happened? 
There was a group of six ogres facing Rimuru. 


The hobgoblins Rimuru named had tried to swarm them 
as a pack, and still lost. They can't be blamed for that. It is 
inevitable that the weak fall to the strong. It is an ironclad 
rule of the world. 


Now Rimutru is giving one of the wailing hobgoblins some 
healing ointment. He made it back before the worst could 
happen, it seems. 


"All those you see collapsed are alive and well. They were 
merely put to sleep with magic," said Rigur, the son of 
Rigurd. 


That is a relief. Who better to worship my splendor than 
Rimuru's companions and followers? I shall hear no praises 
of my name if they are dead. 


So...ogres. Rimuru's mental image of them is strange. Yes, 
there are some ogres like crude, unintelligent beasts. But 
these ones, armed and working in a group, are the danger- 
ous sort. Especially with a magic-user among them. The 
hobgoblins are higher Class-C beings, so of course they 
would not be a match. 


Clang, clang, clang, ring the sounds of battle. 


The fighting continues with Rimuru's pet against the ogres. I 
think its name is...Ranga? He is handling two ogres at once, 
and holding his ground. His effective resistance against 
magic has made the beast rather powerful. But this does not 
matter. Now that Rimuru is here, the ogres are finished. 


"After how easily he crushed the Ifrit and absorbed its 
power, Rimuru has nothing to fear from a rabble of six 
ogres!!" 


"Umm...could you at least not say that right in front of 
mes..2" 


Hmm? I suppose I didn't realize that I'd spoken out loud. 
How silly of me. I got a little carried away. 


"Very well, I will be more careful from now on. Kwaaaa ha 
ha ha!!" 


I am, if nothing else, a mature dragon, and I recognize where 
I have gone wrong. 


"I'd appreciate it..." said the Ifrit. For whatever reason, it 
seemed annoyed, even though I did it the favor of showing 
contrition. It makes no sense. I do not understand...but it is 
no matter. The outcome of Rimuru's battle is of more interest 
to me now. 


"It seems the battle is afoot!" 


The ogres spurned Rimuru's offer of peace. There is clearly 
more to their story, but it was the ogres who struck first. 
Rimuru must be furious at their aggression—actually...he 
is...not? 


He would win in a straightforward fight, but a moment of 
carelessness might result in injury, I suppose. As a being of 
ultimate power, I have never been careless. It is why I have 
never lost a... Why am I talking about this? 


Rimuru left the ogres' magic-wielding holy princess to 
Ranga, and now faces the other five of them alone. He 
means to display his overwhelming strength to subdue them 
without slaughter. 


In my opinion, Rimuru is far too soft. If he fought to kill, 
he could vaporize all six of them in a single instant...but he 
does seem to enjoy fussing over the little details instead. 


It's not a problem. "I'm not going to lose to them," Rimuru 
claimed. Of course not! I will not accept that my friend could 
fall in combat to anyone. But I digress. Whatever his plan, I 
will enjoy observing the results. 


The ogres have not yet noticed the full extent of his power. 
Monsters recognize the difference in strength between 


themselves and others by the relative size of their magical 
energy. It is an instinctual process; they detect the aura that 
exudes from others. But due to Rimuru's mysterious mask, 
his aura is completely shut off. It seems the ogres are vastly 
underestimating him as a result. But even then, the situation 
is precarious. 


These ogres appear intelligent, and think much as humans 
do. Therefore, they will fight not based on animal instinct, 
but experience and disciplined technique. Humankind, 
which is physically inferior, develops techniques through 
an amalgamation of experience, which are then passed on 
to others. In time, they produce individuals who are capable 
of besting even mighty monsters. If the physically powerful 
ogres have learned to build on their techniques, it will be 
difficult to gauge their true power through levels of magical 
energy alone. 


Rimuru understands that too, of course. It is why he care- 
fully observes how they act first, before he makes his move. 


Ah, the black-haired one strikes. He swung a massive ham- 
mer down upon Rimutu. It is a mighty swing, but slow. This 
will hardly be sufficient to bring down Rimuru. 


As I expected, he quickly dodges the swing and emits "Pa- 
ralysis Breath" from his palm to neutralize the black-haired 
ogre. 


Without pause, a purple-haired female now bears down on 
him from behind. But Rimuru is not worried, as evidenced 
by his appreciation for her chest. Why does a larger size 
delight him so? I do not understand this, and shall have to 
ask Rimuru about it in the future. 


In no time at all, Rimuru trussed the woman up with "Sticky 
Steel Thread." But the black-haired one and the purple- 
haired one were just decoys. While they were grabbing 
attention with their attacks, the blue-haired ogre prepared to 
strike. 


However—Rimuru blocks this blade by powering his arm 
with "Body Armor." That skill came from the Armorsaurus, 
but he made it his own. Utilizing it to protect a single part 
of the body at a time is a rather striking and inspired choice. 
Between that and the "Paralysis Breath," he's learned to 
transform his slime body into nearly anything he desires. I 


am truly impressed by this fight. 


And I was not the only one. The eldest of the ogres was 
watching the fate of the previous three closely, and he bril- 
liantly named each of the skills that Rimuru deployed, along 
with their sources. It is clear that he possesses "Magic Sense," 
too. And for an ogre, his aura is suspiciously shielded... 


Perhaps this ogre elder is actually the most troublesome of 
them all—even more so than the holy princess? My instinct 
was proven correct. Instantly, the elder got behind Rimuru, 
and severed his arm. 


I am a genius. Once again, Iam impressed with my own 
brilliance, but I suppose this is not the best time to reflect on 
UG. 


It is stunning to see what a physically gifted ogre can do 
once paired with a level of skill that surpasses others. This 
means nothing to transcendent beings such as myself, 
however. And neither does it bother Rimuru. If the ogre had 
been in the prime of his youth, it might have been a tougher 
fight, but we shall never know. With "Pain Nullification" and 
"Ultraspeed Regeneration," a simple slicing attack does noth- 
ing to Rimuru. 


"M...monster!!" cries the younger leader of the ogres. How 
rude. 


Hurry up, Rimuru! Cast aside these boorish guests once and 
for all!! 


@ THE OGRES' STORY @ 


The young leader of the ogres produces an illusory magic 
known as Ogre Flame. Of course, Rimuru already with- 
stood the flames of Ifrit; this trick means nothing to him. He 
promptly nullifies its effects, completely stunning the ogres. 
Next he shows them up by using "Black Flame" with my 
power behind it. In Rimuru's hands, it has about the power 
of an Extra Skill, but its might increases with the amount of 
energy placed into it. In a sense, this technique could even 
surpass magic spells or Unique Skills. 


At last, the ogres seem to understand the threat posed by 
their opponent. 


"That sorcery does not use the magicules in the surrounding 
air!" the holy ogre princess said, and she was correct. Much 
magic is performed by using the magicules in the air as a 
source of energy—human magic is like this. It takes longer 
to perform, but minimizes the strain upon the body. How- 
ever, gathering those magicules takes time. And the length 
will depend upon the density of said airborne magicules. 


It seems they've invented "magistones," which are produced 
by processing magicrystals taken from monsters, that aid in 
the execution of magic...but the items have not made it into 
widespread use. 


Great works of magic require huge amounts of energy and 
vast sums of time. It consumes one's willpower as well, so it 
is customary to gather multiple casters and a healthy supply 
of magistones. 


This is the limit of the human body. But monster skills use 
only one's own magical energy. It saves the time to collect 
magicules, enabling the user to attack very quickly by com- 
parison. This has its own problem, of course. 


Many monsters are essentially constructs of magical energy. 
I possess an infinite source of energy, of course, but the 
smaller creatures are limited to a number of uses of any skill. 
Overuse may pose a threat to their very existence, so most 
seem to save them as a last resort. 


Each way has its strengths and drawbacks, so debating 
which is "better" is a fruitless exercise. There is also spiritual 
magic, which involves borrowing the power of contracted 
spirits. The best strategy is thus to utilize whichever best 
suits the situation. 


Now, as for Rimuru...the Black Fire he just used looks 
impressive, but he is actually holding back quite a bit. No 
need to be concerned with his energy levels. And if he had 
fought his hardest from the start, there would be no more 
ogres, anyway. After witnessing his power, they understand 
this too. Their continued defiance is a sign that they have 
resigned themselves to death—a pointless one. 


"No, Brother! Please stop!" 


To my surprise, it was the ogre princess who stepped in. Her 
pleading must have worked, because the leader of the ogres 
promptly apologizes to Rimuru. In fact, his change of heart 
was so honest and true that I had to reassess my opinion of 
the ogres. 


I must admit that this leaves me feeling conflicted. If it had 
been me, I would have eliminated the ogres immediately. 
But that would have left me unable to come to an under- 
standing with them in this way. 


Perhaps this is why Rimuru always seeks to find an accord 
with those he meets. Success likely depends on the creature, 
but identifying which ones are willing to see eye-to-eye 
must be difficult, indeed. 


At any rate, Rimuru's diagnosis of the situation was correct. 
Moments ago, they were enemies, but now they are carrying 
on and making merry at a feast. It is no fun only to watch. I 
wish to be released into the outside world soon. 


Once the merriment was over, Rimuru set about to recruit- 
ing the ogres. What in the world is he thinking —no, this is 
Rimuru I speak of. No doubt he has some deep, fathomless 
idea in mind. 


The ogres claim that a horde of thousands of orcs might 
invade. Rimuru understands that this could spell disaster for 
our fledgling village. But that is not all there is to the story. 
He wonders if there is anything he can do for these ogres he 
only just met. It is naive—the height of naiveté. And yet, for 
some reason I cannot dislike the idea. 


After much thought, the young leader of the ogres chose to 
follow Rimuru. And in turn, he decided to give them names. 
Such a dreary pain all of this is. But for some reason, I felt a 
twinge of excitement that it might be my turn to help once 
again. 


@AN ANOMALY IN THE FOREST @ 


Ah, yes. I knew that I was right. Rimuru thought that he 
could handle just six of them, but he was not prepared for 


the toll of naming a higher race. 
"Siphoning as much energy as possible." 


After the last time, I received back every bit of the energy 
that I lent him. I have no doubts about Rimuru's character. 
Go ahead and take all that you need. I offered him as much 
of my energy as required. 


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He is merciless. Rimuru stole my energy without a twin- 
kling of consideration for me. He drew upon the very limits 
of his own magical energy for the purpose of naming the 
ogres. 


The result is that he went back into sleep mode again. I 
should have known. Since I could not sense the outside 
world anymore, I started devising a new game, which I have 
been formulating since Rimuru gained a human body. And 
now, in this little cage of a world, I have created a copied 
form out of pure imagination. 


It is a creation of pure thought, and not physical. But with 
the strict boundaries of this internal world, there is no fear of 
it multiplying out of control. That is, in fact, the very condi- 
tion that makes it possible. 


Yes! I have finally gained my own human form!! 
"Master Veldora, what in the world are you doing...?" 


"Kwaaa ha ha ha! Can't you see, Ifrit? Now that I have my 
own human form, there is only one thing to do!" 


".,.And that is?" 


"It is obvious. Now we may learn the ways of human tech- 
niques!!" I said to Ifrit. 


As seen in the ogres, the addition of a high experience "level" 
to superior physical attributes will lead to unfathomable 
power. The ogre elder certainly managed to fool Rimuru. 
That is a good example of fighting potential being more than 
simple numerical ability values. 


"You don't intend to fight me here, do you?" 


"Of course I do. Do not worry —it is not actual battle, just a 
facsimile. And having your conceptual self destroyed isn't 
the same as death, is it?" 


"O-only for you, Master Veldora! I'm not—" 


Ifrit is screaming about something or other, but it doesn't 
matter. Probably just fussing about some trivial detail, like 
always. 


"Ready to begin?" 
"A-are you listening to—?" 


Spare no quarter! I struck a pose and unleashed a kick on 
Ifrit. It was a technique I learned from my holy manga texts, 
a kick attack that darted and changed course in midair like a 
dragon in flight. 


This technique is impossible with the moving parts of the 
human body, but I can make it work in practical combat. To 
my great entertainment, Ifrit looked stunned, and desper- 
ately prepared to defend against it. 


"I keep trying to tell you, if you destroy me, I will be obliter- 
ated for good! Besides, I have never engaged in martial 
combat to begin with!!" the Ifrit wailed pathetically. 


I have never engaged in martial combat, either. Why else 
would I be trying to learn it now? If he vanishes from here, 
he can just reappear somewhere else again. Such a needless 
worrywart he is. 


"Here goes some more!" 
"Wh-wh-whaaa—?!" 


I tried out all the moves I could imagine. Then I selected 
those that seemed useful, in order to work on them further. 
The holy manga texts were not always accurate in their de- 
pictions; some of the techniques turned out to be nonsense. 
Crossing my limbs did not produce any vacuum waves, and 
no matter how I tried, I could not break down the target's 
natural resistance with my first blow and destroy it entirely 
with the second. 


But I suppose such things happen. At any rate, I brought 
many of these techniques into practical use. It is the birth 
of the Veldora-Style Killing Arts!! An ultra-practical style of 
physical combat based around blows. Now it is my mission 
in life to spread these lessons. 


"Um, c-can we stop now?" gasped Ifrit, who was in tatters 
for some reason. The light was gone from his eyes. 


Was he all right? Iam not a demon, so of course I had mercy. 
"Absolutely," I said kindly. 
"I will wait for you to recover before I resume the beating." 


But for some reason, the Ifrit simply passed right out. Ah, of 
course! He wants to heal himself that much faster in order to 
continue my lessons. Most excellent. 


And that was how my secret training began. 


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When Rimuru awoke, the ogres had evolved into kijin. 


Ahh, yes. I can see that the tremendous energy I gave him 
went to good use. No doubt Rimuru intended to strengthen 
his forces with this move. They mean nothing to a being 
such as myself, but I have no doubt these kijin will be a fear- 
some threat to the piddling creatures of the Jura Forest. 
Their young leader is Benimaru: the "red circle." 

His sister, the holy princess, is Shuna: the "crimson leaf." 
The most troublesome of them is Hakuro: the "white elder." 


And the other three are Soei the blue shadow, Shion the 
purple garden and Kurobei the black guard. 


They do not have as much magical energy as Ifrit, but in 
total power, they are all at least Class-A beings. And all of 
them (to different degrees) have grown by leaps and bounds 
compared to their pre-evolution forms. 


The elder Hakuro is particularly striking. His energy level 
is not quite so impressive, but he has gained so much youth 
that his speed is nearly unrecognizable. Even before evolv- 
ing, he was fast enough to fool Rimuru. At this point, he 


might even be stronger than the slime. 


No, that would be silly. None of his attacks would have an 
effect on Rimuru, so there would be no resolution to the 
fight, if that were the case. 


"Witness the way that Hakuro moves, Ifrit." 


"It is impressive. And now I understand his style. He pauses 
for an instant in order to fool the opponent's attempt to 
anticipate his attack." 


"Exactly. He allows his foe to time his own speed, then alters 
it. A very advanced combat art." 


"It's hard to understand when simply watching from afar, 
but I bet it's very confusing if you experience it in person." 


"It would seem as though he disappeared from sight. Even 
Rimuru felt that way, so unless his opponent was signifi- 
cantly more powerful, it would be difficult to stop that 
veteran warrior." 


I do not care for the topic of this orc lord, or whatever it is 
that was troubling Rimuru. I just want to observe Hakuro 
more closely. I have a feeling that I will need to study him 
in order to bring my Veldora-Style Killing Arts to a greater 
level of perfection. 


@GABIRU ARRIVES! @ 


Today Rimuru had an arrangement to receive his own set of 
clothes. 


I am jealous. Absolutely seething with jealousy. Surely he 
has not forgotten clothes for me as well, now that I have a 
human form at last...but I suppose an imaginary body does 
not need clothes. 


I would hope that Rimuru produces a body for me soon. I 
must remember to request a human one when the occasion 
presents itself. 


While I busied myself with these happy, anticipatory 
thoughts, Rimuru headed for the dining hall to enjoy his 
lunch. The former ogre known as Shion cooked it just for 


him, apparently. 
Harrumph! My jealousy knows no bounds. 


Once again, he is allowed to indulge in the delicacies of the 
outside world, while I stew here in my frustration...but... 
what seems to be the matter? What is this?! My super-intu- 
ition tells me that this food is not to be trusted! 


And my suspicions were proven correct. Rimuru sensed that 
something was amiss with Shion's meal as well. Quite the 
unexpected little trap. 


So, how does Rimuru plan to squeak through this one...? I 

feel as though I've learned a valuable lesson today. I always 
assumed that cooking was delicious, no matter the circum- 

stances—but I see now that I was wrong. 


"Ifrit, you fused with the woman Shizue and lived with her 
for decades, correct? Tell me straight. Was cooked food not 
always splendid?" 


"I couldn't say. Iam an elemental with no need for food, and 
no interest beyond that, so my knowledge in that regard is 
completely lacking..." 


Well, the Ifrit was useless. What good is he? 


"You are an utterly boring clod. Why did you even fuse with 
a human, then?" 


"I was following my summoner's orders. It wasn't for the 
purpose of excitement." 


"The Demon Lord Leon? I always thought that was strange. 
You are a spirit; why do you revere a wicked demon? 
There's no need to owe such an obligation to him if he's not 
a hero..." 


Angels, demons, spirits. The trianglular relationship be- 
tween spiritual beings is written into the very laws of this 
world. While some might develop their own identities, and 
escape the rules that bound them, they rarely stray far from 
their innate nature. 


The spirits are meant to guard and serve heroes, which 
means that they are naturally opposed to demon lords, the 
enemies of those heroes. But that is merely the general view 


of things. Given their independent nature, spirits are really 
more neutral than anything, and it is not impossible that one 
might cooperate with a demon lord instead. It is just that 
Ifrit's relationship seems more extreme than is the norm. 


"Oh!" Ifrit gasped. I glanced outside, and saw that for some 
reason, Gobta had Rimuru's spoon in his mouth. 


"What happened?" 


"It would seem that Rimuru predicted the movements of 
the hobgoblin named Gobta, and used him as a sacrificial 
shield..." 


My word... 


Never let it be said that Rimuru is not a fearsome fellow. 
He sacrificed his own faithful follower without a second 
thought. And yet, that quick thinking seems to have saved 
him from peril in this instance. 


@GOBTA VS. GABIRU @ 


A strange lizardman called Gabiru has arrived. He wants 
Rimuru's entire retinue to become his own army, which is 
entirely foolish. 


This orc army is of no concern to us. Ahh, but it is frustrat- 
ing. I would be able to lay them to waste in but a moment. 
But I digress. 


Rimuru's group does not find Gabiru's antics amusing, 
either. Like me, they are incensed. Rimuru just sent his pet 
Ranga forth. It seems he wants the wolf to deal with this 
lizardman. It is clearly overkill. All of the lizardmen put 
together could not hope to stop Ranga alone. 


"That was awesome, Gabiru!" 

"You show 'em what you can do!" 

The lizardmen are egging this fool on, and it is working 
wonders. He clearly cannot fairly assess his strength against 


his opponent's. Ranga will tear the creature to shreds, just as 
Rimuru and his cohorts expect. But this is no fun to watch. 


— And just now, Gobta, who had almost died earlier, passed 
by. He has been recruited to fight in Ranga's stead. Does this 
make him lucky, or unlucky? In straightforward strength, 

he falls far short of Gabiru. Hakuro has been training the 
hobgoblin lately, and I must admit he's gained some levels... 
but I cannot believe he is capable of handling Gabiru. We are 
speaking of a Class-C monster against a high Class-B. The 
discrepancy is stark. 


And yet, my expectations were far off the mark. Spurred on 
by the carrot of reward and the stick of punishment, Gobta 
fought like his life depended on it. He showed skill I have 
never seen from him before. In fact, at times he resembled 
his teacher, Hakuro. And not only that—he put together a 
brilliant plan with careful calculation. 


Iam stunned by his brilliance. Varying speeds, feints, and a 
surefire finisher. These things are easy to describe, but much 
more difficult to execute—but Gobta pulled it off. 


He threw a spear to distract Gabiru, then used "Shadow 
Movement" to swing behind him. While Gabiru looked 
about in confusion for his foe, Gobta unleashed a round- 
house kick to the head. 


Much of this was due to Gabiru's overconfidence and under- 
estimation of his opponent, but it must be said that Gobta's 
training most certainly paid off. 


This. This is why I decided to raise my own "level," if you 
will. There is plenty of time before my release, so I might 
as well master the Veldora-style Killing Arts in anticipation 
of that moment. And on the occasion of my release, I shall 
teach Gobta the Veldora Killing Arts as well. That shall be 
a heady dream that tickles my mind as the eventual day 
draws closer. 


But as for the lizardman Gabiru, his end was far too pathetic. 
He claims to be a distant descendent of the great dragons? A 
side-splitter! 


"Gabiru does indeed possess some draconic elements, but 
amongst us dragons there are none as arrogant and self- 


obsessed as he!!" 


"Huh?" 


"What was that, Ifrit? Did you have something to say?" 
"N-no, nothing..." 


For some reason, [frit reacted to my words. He seemed to 
have something on his mind, but he would not speak it 
aloud. 


After the arrival of Gabiru, the town was in quite an uproar. 
The matter of the orc invasion was looking more and more 
likely. And then, the former ogre named Soei brought back 
more accurate information. 


I happen to know an applicable quote to this situation: "He 
who controls the information, controls the outcome!" 


Ha ha ha...how brilliant Rimuru is. He has not been reading 
his manga tomes for nothing. 


Soei reported that an army of 200,000 orcs is on the march. 
Whether that many, or ten times that number, they would 
stand no chance against me. But it seems that the situation is 
more serious to Rimuru and his followers. They argue over 
the influence of some demon lord, or the appearance of an 
orc lord, and so on. 


Just then, another being appeared seeking an audience with 
Rimuru. 


It was the dryad that I left to manage the Great Forest of Jura 
for me. I protected her once in the distant past, and she has 
felt a debt to me ever since. 


The dryad's name is Treyni. She had other sisters before, but 
is here alone now. No doubt the others are busy elsewhere in 
the forest, attempting to calm the uproar. 


But for some reason, Rimuru is more interested in meeting 
the dryad. It seems to be providing him with excitement. He 
is too at ease in this situation, I feel. Is this not a dire emer- 
gency for their village? It is not my concern, but it should be 
theirs. 


Meanwhile, Treyni delivered a request with a fetching smile. 
"Task you to vanquish the orc lord." 


And how will Rimuru respond? No matter the answer, I am 
certain that it will entertain me! 


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TUNITY 
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IDEA OF 
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MY BACK. 





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SOMEONE IN 
THIS VILLAGE 
HAS TAMED 
THE MIGHTY 
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I THOUGHT 
YOU WERE ON 
DEATH'S DOOR 
(FROM EATING 

SHION'S 

COOKING)! 


ANSWER: 
THE 
INDIVIDUAL 
GOBTA HAS 
ACQUIRED 
“POISON 
RESISTANCE" 
FROM 
SHIOM'S 
COOKING. 




















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YOU A 
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DANTS OF 
THE NOBLE 


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UTILIZING 
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MOVE- 
MENT"! 











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"SHADOW 
MOVEMENT” 
ISA 
TEMPEST 
WOLF SKILL, 
ORIGINALLY 


AND THAT 
ROUND- 
HOUSE 
KICK /S 
ONE I 
USED 
ON HIM 
BEFORE. 


learner. 


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AS PART 
OF THE 
TEMPEST 
STAR WOLF'S 
SE7, BUT 


IVE NEVER 
USED IT. 


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THOUGHT 
GAB/RU 
LOOKED 
PRETTY 
TOUGH, 
MYSELF... 










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ASSUMING 











... WOULD 
AICK UP THE 
SLACK AND 
CLOBBER 
THE OTHER 
GUY FOR 
HIM. 


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WORK, 

GOBTA! NO, NO. 
JUST AST IVE STILL GOT IT. 
PROMISED, gi I SEE THESE 

T'LL 4 THINGS COMING. 
ARRANGE | TIME TO PASS 
THINGS | THIS OFF LIKE 
WITH | IT WAS PART OF 
KUROBEI. ; 





DID 


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YOU ALL 

WITNESS 
THAT? 


GOBTA 
WON 
THE 


IF YOU WANT 
TO COOPERATE 
IN FIGHTING 
THE ORCS, 
I'LL TAKE IT INTO 
CONSIDERATION. 
BUT WE WILL 
NOT BE WORKING 
UNDER YOU. 














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WAY. 





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TELLING 
A GIANT 
ARMY OF 
200,000 
ones ee 
MARCHING 


200,000 
THROUGH 


WHEN THEY 
ATTACKED 
OUR VILLAGE, 
THERE WERE 
ONLY A FEW 


THOUSAND... 
THAT WAS 


JUST A 
SPLINTER 
GROUP. 























AND BASED 
ON THE WAY 
BOTH GROUPS 
ARE MOVING, 
I EXPECT THEY'LL 
THE WETLANDS 
TO THE EAST 
OF HERE... 
































































































































THIS TOWN 


BUT 

!T ALSO 

MEANS 
THAT EVEN 
THE OGRE 

VILLAGE 

WASNT 
ENOUGH TO 
STOP THE/R 

MARCH. 


THAT 
WOULD 
BE THE 

LIZARDMEN'S 
TERRITORY. 


THAT 
WOULD 
MEAN THAT 
THEYRE NOT 
TARGETING 
OUR TOWN... 



















ORCS 















ARE NOT 
IF THIS NATURALLY 

INVASION INTELLIGENT 

IS FORA MONSTERS. 


PURPOSE 
BEYOND SIMPLE 
INSTINCTS, 
THEN WE OUGHT 
TO LOOK FOR 
SOMEONE ELSE 
URGING THEM 

ONWARD. 


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EVEN /F 
... THAT DOES SOME 
NOT MEAN DEMON 
/T MUST LORD 


BE LEON, WERE 


THE SAME INVOLVED | 


ONE WHO 
TORMENTED 
SAIZU. 


re Severa/ 
Out there. 











HAVE NO 
EVIDENCE 
TO 
SUGGEST 
SUCH A 
THING. 
FORGET 
I SAID 


















































...BUT AN 
"ORC LORD," 
IF MY SUS- 
PICIONS ARE 
CORRECT. 


NO 
ORDINARY 
ORC IS 
CAPABLE OF 
LEADING 
AN ARMY 
200,000 
STRONG. 


























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WITH YOU, 
LORD 
RIMURU. 
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MADE 
CONTACT 
WITH ONE 
OF MY BODY 
DOUBLES 
WHILE ON 
RECON- 
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ONE OF 
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SEE /N 
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CARD 
GAMES 
AND 
SUCH? 























GREETINGS 
TO YOU, 
"RULER OF 
MONSTERS" 
AND HIS 
FOLLOWERS. 









































PLEASE 
FORGIVE 















































RIMURU 
TEMPEST. 


PLEASURE 
TO MAKE 
YOUR 
ACQUAIN- 






















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KNOWH 
AS THE 
“PROTECTOR 
OF 
TREANTS" 
AND THE 
“MANAGER OF 
THE GREAT 
FOREST OF 










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COME 
WITH A 
GRAVE 
REQUEST 
FOR YOU. 


ANSWER: 
THE 
DRYAD 
15 THE 
SUPREME 
BEING 
OF THE 
FOREST. 














YOU HAVEN'T! 








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I'VE 
ie NEVER 
2 SEEN 
~F. ONE 
BEFORE. 





















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LIKE WHEN 
THE CEO 
COMES 
DOWN TO 
VISIT THE 
OFFICE. 











RIMURU 
TEMPEST, 
RULER OF 

MONSTERS 


YOU TO 





VANQUISH 
THE ORC 
LORD. 





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