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(GO{REINERRNATEDRRS) 





THAD UE 0 GO (REINEARNAED RS} 





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


(Satoru Mikami) 


y> 7 f NA fh 
otherworlder, who wasjformerl free ==: 

man andiwas reincarnated|here =a 
“CSCISTiia, 








: 


HAN eae 
Va nh | 
» ‘ yop 


i K 
~ Z ip ay , 
1 GENIMARL : CHUA 
ersholy princess ofthe ogres 


3 ri ys 
“ormer;masterjof the ogres: = e Form 
Leaderfofithelkijin! Good/atsewing: 














elipeareaumn 
Zandihellishly/strict coach? 
WCY an) 


‘ ¢ 
[33 Tempest wolf, [73 An otherworlder summoned from KINGDOM 


VELOORA TEMPEST 


(Storm Dragon Veldora) 


Rimutu sriend and namergiver . 
wy A catastrophe®class)monster: Sy 


DWARVEN 
KINGDOM 


GREAT FOREST 
OF JURA 

Hides in Rimuru's shadow. wartime Japan. Deceased. OF BLUMUND a = : 
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x vl 
= 7 









































FF Fanjancara iifesape } rs Korea cay and/quiet, ; 
Be secretariallroles Horrible\cook. informationtgatherer 
ap eet tes, eet PLOT SURKARY 


The ogres lost many of their brethren when their vil- 
lage was attacked by a masked majin leading an army 
oF orcs. While seeking their revenge, they attacked 
Rimuru, believing him to be that masked majin. However, 
Rimuru was able to clear up the mistake and recruit 
them to his cause. Soon-aFter, it was revealed that the 
orcs’ next karget would be the wetlands, home to the 
lizardmen. While the various monster races worked on 
plans to deFend against an army of 200,000, a dryad 
claiming to be the protector of the Forest showed up 
in Rimuru'’s camp, asking him to vanquish the ore lord. 








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CONTENTS 


CHAPTER ap Loosening Gears 
| » O05 | 


CHAPTER dy False Superiority 
| e O55 | 


© 
© 
Ek ea 
O 
O 


CHAPTER ty Ripples on the Battlefield 


* 099 


CHAPTER & Death Storm 
| r 151 | 


¥ dus 
yy, 2} BONUS SHORT STORY 
erie -—- | © 


| F 165 | 


oe 


Hunael , 


.. Affects 

all those 

under his 
rule. 


descending 
upon the 
world, 
bringing 
disaster 
and chaos. 





terrifying 
innate 
skill... 

















...at the 
price of 
an all- 
consuming 
hunger 

that is 
never 
satiated. 

















...for the sole 
purpose of 
sating their 

endless hunger. 

This alone is 

what their king 
desires of them. 


“ 


we => 
alla Oe 





sy = - a_i : wn UME 








Those under 
this skill’s 
influence gain 
the strength 
and abilities 


of whatever 
they devout... 





The 
orcs 
march 
onward 














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Ca — “NE 
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me Cg — 
= —— 
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K tM ay ¥ : Ui 





























LORD 
RIMURU 
TEMPEST. 


QUITE A 
DEMAND, 
COMING 
FROM 

SOMEONE 
WHO JUST 
WALTZED 
INOUTOF [\ 
NOWHERE, 


"TREYNI 
THE 
DRYAD," 
OR SO 
YOU 
CALL 
\ YOURSELF. 












































THUS, 

I HAVE 
VENTURED 
FROM MY 

HOME 
TO SEEK 
THE HELP 

OF THE 
MIGHTY. 


BUT EVEN IF 
THAT WERE THE 
CASE, I DO NOT 
THINK I COULD 
IGNORE THE 
PRESENCE OF 
THE ONE WHO 
NOW STANDS 
BEFORE ME. 











































































































THERE 
MUST YOU 
BE OTHER COME 
RACES THAT HERE 

WOULD = 

BE BETTER 
SUITED THAN 
THE GOBLINS. 


IF YOUR 
OGRE 
VILLAGE 
WERE STILL 
STANDING 
NOW, 

I MIGHT 
HAVE COME 
TO YOU 
FOR HELP 
INSTEAD. 

















IF THE 
ORC LORD 
ATTACKS THE 
DWELLING OF 
THE TREANTS, 
WE DRYADS 
ALONE CANNOT 
STOP HIM. 
































dee we 2 EASA Ih | WE HAD ONLY 
| AWARE OF Sg y 
| WHAT OCCURS 
| WITHIN THE 
FOREST. 


























THAT THERE 
WAS AN 








CERTAINLY 
AN ORC 
LORD 
















BELIEVE 























I'p I'D BE IT OR 
PREFER TO WILLING NOT, 
GATHER AND TO PROVIDE I'MTHE 
hei siale ag THE HELP OF ~=6- BOSS 

NFORMATION 
BEFORE I THE KIJIN, HERE. 
{ 
COMMIT TO BUT EM NOT 
ANYTHING. READY TO 
TAKE THE 
INITIATIVE 


AND LEAD 


So, 
WITH THAT 
OUT OF 
THE WAY... 
LET'S 
CONTINUE 
THE 
MEETING. 


DOES 
ANYONE 
HAVE ANY 
THOUGHTS 
ON WHAT 
THE ORCS 
MIGHT 
WANT? 








IF THE 
EXISTENCE 
OF THE ORC 

LORD IS 
UNQUES- 
TIONABLE, 



































WERE. 

I DID 
NOT FIND 
A SINGLE 
ONE— OF 
OURS OR 
THEIRS. 





DID YOU 


INSPECT 
THE RUINS 
OF OUR 
VILLAGE, 


EMPTY Bee 
AFTER 
ALLP 








PARDON 
ME, NOT 
A SINGLE 
































AH, I SEE... 

I WAS 
WONDERING 
HOW THEY 
WERE GETTING 
ENOUGH FOOD 
TO SUPPORT 
AN ARMY OF 
200,000. 


INDEED... 
THEY 
HAVE NO 
CONCEPT OF 
| SUPPLY=-LINE 
Wy, LOGISTICS 


YOU'RE 
SAYING 
THEY 
USED THE 
BODIES 





IN THAT 
ASPECT, 
IT IS 
SIMILAR 
TO 
YOUR 
"PREDA- 
TOR" 
SKILL. 


MONSTER 
HE EATS. 


THE 
UNIQUE 
SKILL: 
STARVED. 


UNLIKE 
Se "PREDATOR," 


RAVENOUS 
THERE IS NO 
HUNGER COMPELS GUARANTEE OF 


HIM TO DEVOUR 
A SINGLE 
THE ODDS WILL peels 
NATURALLY ? 
INCREASE. 





IT. TO 


LIKE THE 
OGRES AND 
LIZARDMEN 


iad 
pa 

ot 
X © 
gy = 
WN 

at 
E 


RACES OF 
THE FOREST 


ISN 


Ss ; : WAG 


SS 
“ & 





alk 


@ ae ( 


wis THIS 
STARTING 
TO HITA 
LITTLE 
CLOSER 
TO HOME, 


PERHAPS 
P / 


THEY'LL 
IGNORE 

A DUMB 
SLIME. 


IN 

THAT 
WE'VE GOT CASE, I 
TEMPEST SUPPOSE 
WOLVES, WE'RE IN 
KIJINy AND DANGER, 
EVEN THE TOO. 

HOB- 

GOBLINS, 
AFTER ALL. 


ARE YOU 
FORGETTING 
THE MOST 
TEMPTING 

BAIT OF 


WE'VE 
GOT THE 
STRONGEST 
SLIME IN 
EXISTENCE 
HERE. 


















IN 
ADDITION 
TO THE 
BIRTH OF 
THIS ORC 

..- THE LORD, 
PRESENCE WE HAVE 
OF A ALSO 
MAJIN. CONFIRMED fF 








I DO NOT 
BELIEVE 
YOU CAN 
IGNORE 
SUCH A 
BEING. 


SO... 

SHE REALLY | 

DOES KNOW 
ALMOST} 
EVERYTHING | 


HAVE KNOWN 
THAT THIS * = 

NEWS WOULD Ni je INDEED. 
SPUR ME a La 

INTO ACTION. 








AGAIN, 
































I ASK 
YOU TO 
SURELY THE be eale 
WARD OF ae a © 
THE STORM : 
DRAGON— 
ONE WHO HAS 
CONQUERED THE 
DIREWOLVES | of 
AND WHO ACTS Cf _-< 
AS PATRON TO || , 






THE KIUJIN... 





WORTHY 
MATCH 
FOR THE 
ORC 























LISTEN 
TO 
THESE 
GIRLS, 
GETTING 
CARRIED 


THE 
REST 
OF YOU, 
PREPARE 
YOUR- 
SELVES. 


SO NOW 
THAT I'VE 
STRUCK A 
POSE AND 
PROMISED 
THEM 
VICTORY... 
WHAT 
HAPPENS 
JF I LOSE 





THAT 
PIDDLING 
ORC LORD 

WON'T 
STAND A 
CHANCE 
AGAINST 

LORD 

RIMURU! /— 


I'LL TAKE 
ON THIS 
ORC LORD 
FOR YOU. 









































THAT GUY 

AS THEIR : —. 

EMISSARY, Fi Yah Lil La NOW, /F 
WELL... \ WE'RE 










c/s) GOING 
REALLY TO TAKE 
ON AN 
LIKE TO 
ARMY OF 
2K 200,000 
INTO AN ie 
ALLIANCE 
WITH THE 
LIZAROMEN. 


PARLAY 
WITH TO SPEAK 


THEM WITH THE 
MYSELF. ; LIZARDMEN, 
BUT 
PREFERABLY 
ONE WHO IS... 


WOULD YOU 
LIKE ME TO 
NEGOTIATE 
WITH THE 
LIZARDMAN 
CHIEFTAIN 
DIRECTLYP 





LIZARDMEN 
MAKE THEIR 


WETLANDS, 
LIKELY WHERE 
THE DECISIVE 
BATTLE WILL 
TAKE PLACE. 















































WE'LL JOIN 
UP WITH THE 
TO BEAT 

THE ORCS. 


PLAN ONLY 
WORKS IF THE 
LIZARDMEN 

ARE 
FIGHTING 
ALONGSIDE 
Us AS 
EQUALS. 





HOPE THE/R 
CHIEFTAIN 
ISN'T 
ANOTHER 
IDIOT LIKE 
GAB/RU. 

















YES. IT's 
HE SAID SUPPOSED 
THEY TO REP- 
WERE ALL RESENT 
GATHERED GABIRU'S 
AROUND FORCES, 
INCLUDING 
THE 
NEARBY 
GOBLINS. 


LOOKING 
DEPRESSED. 


HMM... 
AMI 
OVER- 
THINKING 
THIS? 



















THIS IS 
HOW THE 
LIZARDMAN 
FORCES ARE 
LIKELY TO 
DEPLOY TO 
FIGHT BACK 
AGAINST 
THE ORCS. 






sail 
GABIRU'S 
FORCES 

















we THEY 
WOULD BE 
PERFECTLY 

SITUATED 

TO BRING 
DOWN THE 
LIZARDMAN 
BASE WITH 
A QUICK 
ASSAULT. 






































Lens 
HOPE HIS 
FOLLOWERS 
AREN'T 


BUTTERING 
HIM UP WITH 
VISIONS OF 
GLORY... 










































































la Nee).4 >) 
OUT BY 
THAT GUY 


ru ue OTS | a 


STUPID \) 


\ (\paF 

FACE... ania EX Ms 
I | SN \, 

NB SE 


THINK 
IT—THE SiIv- | (¢ 3S , Sin — 1 THEY HAD 
ONE WHO pe, | : ME THOR- 
DEFEATED REAL f WW OUGHLY 
Ly ; 1 FOO 

ACTUALLY \A ue 
THE TRUE 

LEADER 

OF THAT 

VILLAGE. 

















GOT A 
POINT. 
GABIRU 
WOULD 
NEVER 
LOSE TO 
ANYONE 
LESS THAN 
THEIR 
LEADER... 


v1 DOWN, DIRTY 
SHENANIGANSY 
ICANT | 


é W| BELIEVE THEY 


THE VULGAR : AN YOU LIKE 
CUNNING OF “8 THAT, 
THE WEAK. . ’ GABIRU// 


































WE WOULD 
EXPECT NO 
LESS OF THE 




















MY, NOW 
























MAGNANIMOUS 
ee THAT'S GABIRU! 
ee | OUR HIS HEART I 

DASHING | FUTURE WIDER THAN 
Bl you, CHIEF- THE MOUNTAINS 
GABIRU. TAIN: ARE LARGE! 


a oe 


NAME'S 
LAPLACE, 


AND 
L'VE COME FRIEND. 


ON LORD 
GELMUD'S 
ORDER TO 
DELIVER A 
WARNING 
TO YOU IN 
PERSON. 


I'M FAIRLY 
CERTAIN 
THAT'S THE 
GUY WHO 
GAVE GABIRU 
HIS NAME. 





wilS 
LED FOR THE EN- 
REAL AN' CROACH- 
TRUE ING ORC 
BYAN ARMY... 


HONEST- 
TO- 
GOOD- 
NESS 
ORC 

LORD. 


CURRENT 
CHIEF- 
TAIN 
OF THE 
LIZARD- 
MEN 
WAS A 
GREAT 
FELLOW 
IN HIS 







































































WELL, 
I'VE GOTTA 
LEVEL WITH 

YA, IT'S 
QUITE THE 
MESSAGE. 














WHAT'S 
THIS 
WARNING 
LORD 
GELMUD 
HAS FOR 
MEP 























ac TRIS 
ONE MIGHT 
JUST BE A 
BIT MORE 
THAN DEAR 
OL' DAD 
CAN 
HANDLE, 
MIGHTN'T 
iT? 


I DON'T 
CARE IF HE'S 
LEGENDARY 
OR TOPIARY— 

ALL THIS 

MEANS IS 

THAT HE'S 

A LITTLE 

BETTER 

THAN THE 

AVERAGE 

ORC. 


AND IF 
WE'RE 
BEIN' 
HONEST 
WITH 
OUR- 
SELVES 





I'D 
LOVE 
TO STAY 
HERE 
AND CHAT, 
LAPLACE, 
BUT... 


BUT 
THERE'S 
LITTLE 
TIME LEFT 


IF I WAIT 
| UNTIL AFTER 
VANQUISHING 


THE ORCS FOR 


TO INHERIT BOAST- 
THE ROLE OF ING. 
CHIEFTAIN, IT 

WOULD BE 

TOO LATE! 




























YOU'LL BE 
RETURNING 
TO THE 
WETLANDS 
POST- 
BEST HASTE, I 
BE ON PRESUME 


YER WAY, P 
THEN. 





CISELY. 
MANY 








BEST 
OF LUCK. 
WE'VE 
GOT BIG 
PLANS 


GaBIRU. FOR 
e YOU, 








INTRUDERS 
SOMEONE 
SNUCK /N 
THROUGH 
THE GROTTO 
ENTRANCE 

AND WANTS 
TO SPEAK 

7O YOU 






































































IT 
MIGHT BE 
DANGER- 

OUS, 






THIS 
AURA 
PORTENDS 
A DAN- 
GEROUS 
FIGURE, 
INDEED. 








































ONE SO 
POWERFUL, 
EVEN A HUNDRED 
ELITE LIZAROMAN 
GUARDS MIGHT 
NOT EMERGE 
VICTORIOUS. 














: \ X 
Af AdX{ 
ly /, Yi) f' il ‘ ANS 



























































FORMAL- 














ITIES 


I'VE COME 
BEARING A 
MESSAGE 
FROM MY 
MASTER. 





I CAN'T 
OFFER 
YOU 
MUCH 
IN THE 
WAY OF 
COMFORT. 





32 


Imitation potato chi 
Lightly salted. v 
















really go 
for sore 
seaweead- 
sorinkled ara! 
COnSOrIHE 
Alavored 
Chips ext. 


THE 
DECISIVE 
BATTLE 
WILL TAKE 
PLACE 
IN THE 


WETLANDS. 


UF 
wl BUT IF WE 
©} LOSE, YOU 
NEED TO 
ABANDON 
THIS PLACE 
AT ONCE 
AND FLEE TO 
THE TREANT 
GATHERING. 





AS LONG 
AS WE 
WIN, ALL 
IS WELL. 


wie BS 


= 
a i 
ze Lia 


















WHAT'S THE 
DEAL WITH 
THIS THING, 
ANYWAY? 
IT’S LIKE ONE 
OF THOSE 
PALANQUINS 
FOR GODS. 
I FEEL 
SO SELF- 
CONSC/OUS. 























WE'RE HONESTY, 
cl, FIGHTING OUR FOE 
: TO WIN, IS QUITE 
BUT EVEN IF FORMI- 

| WELOSE, DABLE. 

|? THERE IS NO 

CAUSE FOR 

PANIC. 




































































T'LL 
KEEP YOU 
INFORMED 

OF THE 
SITUATION 

WITH 
"THOUGHT 
COMMUNI- 
CATION." 









































































LET'S 
JUST GET 
THIS OVER 

WITH AS 
QUICKLY AS 
POSSIBLE! 














































































































































































































I WILL 
ANNOUNCE 
THE 
MEMBERS 
OF THE 
FIRST 
BATTLE 







ws 






I‘ 


Ls 


, LAY \ Z 


M 


\ 
3 








ME TO 
MY EX- 
MASTER PLAIN. 
SEEKS AN 
ALLIANCE 





KNOWLEDGE 
OF YOUR 
FORCES THAT 
WOULD 
ALLOW ME 
TO JUDGE 
THIS OFFER. 








MY MASTER, 
LORD RIMURU, 
HAS TAKEN 
ON A DIRECT 
REQUEST FROM 
THE DRYAD 
TO DEFEAT 
THE ORCS 
THREATENING 

US ALL. 







































































A DIRECT 

REQUEST 
FROM THE 
OVERSEER 
OF THE 


FOREST 
el 












































ACCORDING 
TO HER IN- 
FORMATION, 
PLEASE IT IS AN ORC 
CONSIDER LORD THAT 
THAT LEADS THAT 
CAREFULLY fouL ARMY. 


IN THE 
COURSE 
OF MAKING 
YOUR 
DECISION. 



















7TO BEG opRC LORD 
FOR- P 






CANNOT 
ALLOW 
THEM TO 
INSULT 
US LIKE 





































AND NOW 

HE'S COME YOU 
PLEADING SAYA 

70 US IVE 
HE _— FOR HELP, NEVER 
SHOULD FEARING HEARD 
BE HERE THE WRATH THAT 
HIMSELF oF THE NAMES 









HE ACTS 
CALM AND 
REASONABLE... 
BUT HE 
WOULDVE 









aed TAKEN MY 










a HEAD RIGHT 
WITHIN OFF WITHOUT 
THE GREAT A SECOND 
FOREST THOUGHT. 
YOUR AURA... ironies 
SEEMS QUITE DARE 


















DIFFERENT PRETEND 
FROM WHAT TO BE ITS 









YOU 






ARE AN I AM OVERSEER. 
OGRE ACCUSTOMED 
FROM THE TO HERE. 
SOUTH- 
WEST, 






AREN'T 





THAT MEANS 
THIS MASTER 
=. OF HIS MUST 
Ze BE EVEN MORE 
POWERFUL! 
Yi, 


IAMA 
KIIN, 
GRANTED 
THE NAME 
"SOEl" 

BY MY SF 
MASTER. / 
SA tn 


—<—‘ 


SY 
Wi 


“ 





Al 





THE ADVENT 
OF THE ORC 
LORD... 


IN THIS TIME 
OF EXTREME 
OANGER... 


...l WOULD BE 
7 a Oe) a £e) 
REFUSE THE 
HELP OF THE 

MIGHTY. 











= 


Seer 2 


a 















IS 
NOW A 
GOOD 

7/ME, 
LORD 
RIMURU 








HOWEVER, 
HE WOULD 
LIKE TO 
MEET WITH 
YOU IN 
PERSON... 


EXPECT HIM 
70 TRUST A 
PERSON HE'S 
NEVER SEEN 
IN THE 
FLESH. 





















































THAT'S 
FINE. 
WE’RE 
GOING TO 
HAVE TO 
BATTLE 
IN THE 
WETLANDS 
EITHER 
WA”. 






























































SHOULD I 

SCHEDULE © 

A MEETING F 
=) 









































































































































PREPARE 
AND 
TRAVEL. 











































































































44 


WHAT'S 
THE 
LIZARDMAN 
CHIEFTAIN 
HE IS LIKE, 
CAUTIOUS, ANYWAY 
BUT DECISIVE. 
| HE CONS/DERED | 
OUR OFFER 
QUITE 
SERIOUSLY. 




























































































THEN 
WE SHALL 
PREPARE 
FOR THE 
TRIP AND 
RETURN 
HERE IN 

SEVEN 

DAYS. 


OS Sa 


LASTLY, 
LORD 
RIMURU 
HAS A 
MESSAGE 
FOR YOU. 








YOU MUST 
NOT JUMP 
AHEAD AND 
ENGAGE IN 
HOSTILITIES 
BEFORE WE 


AT THAT 
TIME, MY 
MASTER 
RIMURU 
WILL 
OBSERVE 
THE STATE 
OF THINGS 
HERE. 











47 
















LISTEN 




























a 
Ss 
; 
; 






CLOSELY, af oe 
My PEOPLE. A epRe aD Nees ON 
THE ORCS ARE [RRR ERSE ANOS te ea 
ALREADY igi belie Srps [edi eG 
ENCROACH- FSG s BS UES le re Bees 
OUR GREAT Ty aie) Wage. eer, 
CAVERN Si Omciaal 






WE MUST 



































FORTIFY 

OURSELVES 
UNTIL SEVEN DAYS, 

THEN TO A MIGHTY 
ee REINFORCE- 
STRENGTH ME ee 

Poe THE ARRIVE ON 

COMING THE DRYAD’S 

BATTLE. 






IT 1S 
(IMPERATIVE WE 
THAT WE HAVE 
USE THIS THE AD- 
NATURAL VANTAGE 
LABYRINTH OF 
TO ENSURE TERRAIN 
THAT EACH HERE. 
INDIVIDUAL 
ORC IS SET 
UPON BY 
MULTIPLE 
LIZARDMEN/ 
















48 



















‘~| THEIR WAR 
MACHINE! 


THAT /S 
KEY TO 
FIGHTING 















REINFORCE- 
MENT, 
THEN WE 
STRIKES 








Na 
) 
3 


Is 
IT THAT 
FELT REALLY 
LIKE WE AN 
WERE 
FIGHT- Ee 
ING AN 
OGRE! 


IT POS- 


THREE 
MORE 
DAYS... 


Four 
days 
after the 
meeting 
with 
Soei... 





THERE IT'S 
ARE CHILL- 
200,000 ING 
OF THESE 
THINGS 
OUT 
THERE? 












































































































































ALL THIS 
NONSTOP 
DEFENSE 
WILL ONLY 
EXHAUST 
YOU 
FELLOWS. 










































































































































































































































































BUT WHY 

Male ARE WE 
DOESN'T — FORTIFYING a 
SEEM OURSELVES so 
APPRO- IN THE FACE WERE YOU —- BACK! 
PRIATE OF THE 7 ABLE TO 
FOR THE ORCISH 7 4 SECURE 






























PROUD INVASION | THE CO- 
WAR- > OPERATION 
RIORS OF THE 






OFTHE fS GOBLINS 
LIZARD- |} 
MEN. 












WE 














WERE 
ITIS 
jocuR, 
BENEFITTO yi ance 
PROTECT “‘wuite 
OURSELVES Jou 
UNTIL 
WERE 








THEY CAN 
ARRIVE. as 






GROWN 


OLD AND 
FEEBLE, 
FATHER. 





52 


GAB/IRU// 
\< WHAT HAS 
‘ J GOTTEN 


I DO NOT 4 an OR ZN INTO YOU 
INTEND SV ve ee P/ 
TO HARM 

ANYONE. 









LATER, 














YOUEE. erga | 
POWERLESS 
HAVE MY 
I'M AFRAID— baa 
BUTINEED As 
YOU OUT 
OF THE THIS 
FORCEFUL 
PICTURE 
UNTIL I STEP. 
CAN STRIKE 
DOWN THE 






WICKED 

















Se AT 

GABIRU... || =f , LEAST 
My |} : WAIT 
BROTHER! | PORPA RENE POSEN UNTIL 
PLEASE, Nn ASS i oe 








ALLIED 


OPEN ft le A 
Sy FORCES 
YOUR i zi, : fr CAN 


ARRIVES 






























































54 


HERE 
YOU ARE, 
GABIRU 























AH, YES. 
FATHER'S 
TRIDENT 

















WE'VE 
GAINED 
CONTROL 


OF THE OF THE 
YOUNGER VARIOUS 
WARRIORS TRIBAL 
WERE LEAD- 
UNHAPPY ERS. 
WITH 
FOCUSING 





/ 


e 


FIGH: 


Ny 
ww RR 
SS wo 
Yi 

TKS 
S SRG 


EXAMPLAR OF 
HOW A TRUE 
LIZARDMAN 





Wy 
y 


Ly) 


\\ 
: 
My) 
2 ) 





massive 


The 















































THERE /S 
e\ NOTHING TO 
FEAR! THE 
WETLANDS 
ARE OUR 


f \¥ USE OUR 

WITH THEIR 4 N SPEED AND 
PLODDING Wd AGILITY TO 
LEGS 3) CONFUSE 


THE ORCS 
/ 





MASTER 
GABIRU 
WAS 
RIGHT! 


had the 
respect 
of his 
comrades, 
to be 
certain. 





If there 
was one 
place 
where 
he went 


wrong, 
however 





A fact 
that the 
chieftain 

did 
know. 


...1t Was 
that he 
did not 


know of 


the orc 


lord's 
dreadful 
power. 


And the 
consequences 
of this 
discrepancy 
were about 
to bare their 








62 

















I thought 
that 
reverting 
to slime 
fort would! 
save /1e 
from being 
made 
into a 
plaything 







I want to 


S—- yy put this 
= S ~\ @ i \ negligee 
ZB LoD. on youl 


er NDI 
WN 
® 
S> 





eS 
: 
i 
nil 
Se 
=! 
= 
\ 
| 


WE 
HAVE BEEN 
AWAITING 
YOU, LORD 
RIMURU. 

















ARE READY 
Now. 





























































































































THEY'RE... 
EATING 
THEIR 
OWN 





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SOS 
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FASTER 
ALL OFA 
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IMPOS- 
SIBLE! 
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WITH 
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JUST FEET 
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STARTED 















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TEAM! 














MISTAKE! 


BACK 
“ BEHIND 
THE 
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= SEEMS THAT 
=. BRINGING 
== THEM WITH 
— US WAS A 


HARRY THEM, 
AND THEN 
MAKE THE 
GOBLINS 
FINISH 
THEM 
OFF... 


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71 


WHO ARE 
THOSE 
ORCS 

DRESSED 

IN BLACK 


‘ THE ONE 

all Mi Vv; FRONT... 
I'M = WHAT AN 

SURE ; i INCREDIBLE 


YOU EROMA 


MUST 
GLANCE 
BE THE ! 


ORC 
LORD! 





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SERVE 
AT THE 


ORC LORD'S 
PLEASURE, 
BUT I AM 
NOTHING 
COMPARED 
TO HIM. 




















I SENSE SO MUCH 


POWER FROM HIM... Eis 
BUT HE'S NOT THE LORD? 


BIG BOSS? THEN... 


WHAT 
KIND OF A 
MONSTER 
MUST THE 
ORC LORD 

BE...P 





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MUST BE 
WHAT THAT 
WARNING 



























































































































































































































































































































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THIS IS 
WHERE 
YOU'VE 

BEEN 
HIDING 


LISTEN 
CLOSELY, 
HEAD 
GUARD. 

























GET THE 
WOMEN 
AND 
YOUNG- 
LINGS 


() THEY'LL 
ALL BE 
OFFERINGS 
TO THE 


















































BUT 
THANKS 
TO THE 
TEMPEST 
WOLVES, 
WE'RE 
MAKING 
EXCELLENT 
PROGRESS. 


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DAYS 
SINCE 
LEAVING 
THE 
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THE PERSONAL 
OTHER GUARD 
ONE S/DE TO THE 
HIGHER ARE LIZARDMAN 
FORM ORCS. CHIEFTAIN. 
OF ORC, 


AND 
ABOUT SO 
GRUNTS. 











RECOGNIZE 
THEM FROM 
WHEN I WAS 
THERE TO 
PARLAY. 








81 









THE SOLE 


ORC SEEMS 
HANOLING TO WANT TO 
THE DISPLAY HIS 
LIZARD- STRENGTH. 


HIMSELF. = 





HIGHER a 

















DO YOU 
THINK YOU 
CAN BEAT 
THE ORCS 







SHOULD 
BE 
S/MPLE. 





FOR THE 
L/ZAROMAN, 
BUT THIS 
/S A GOOD 
CHANCE TO 
OBSERVE 
THE ORCS’ 





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TAKE phi 
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pee IO WANT = OICEY, 
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SHADOW Wi oNe INANO 
MOVE- 


WAS OUT SAVE THE 
MENT, 


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THERE 
RANGA. MAN. 








I’M 
SORRY. 
My 
WATCH 
ENDS 
HERE... 


WHAT, 
hee YOU 
DONE 
THAT WAS. ALREADY 





OUR 
AUDIENCE, 
Is 
BORED. 


FATHER... 
BROTHER... 




















84 








































































































WHERE'D YOU 
COME FROM? 
ARE YOU 
TRYING TO 
STEAL my 
Petey?! 


(( 
































LORD 
RIMURU 
HAS 
QUESTIONS 
FOR YOU. 








ARE 


YOU'RE A YOU 


KIND OF ALL 
PERSONAL RIGHT 


r 


GUARD 
TO THE 
CHIEFTAIN, 








COME 
ON, SOE/. 


I KNOWI 
TOLD YOU TO 
OBSERVE, 
BUT YOU 
DION’T HAVE 
TO WAIT THIS 
LONG TO 
STEP IN! 


DON'T pRINK 
WORRY, TIS. 


IT'LL 
HEAL 


MY 
WOUNDS 
ARE GONE! 
I WAS 
SURE THEY 
WERE 
FATAL... 


OTHER 
HAND, 
THIS DOES 
MAKES 
ME LOOK 


BEFORE EVEN 
WE BETTER. 


NEGOTIATE. 



















wl? 
DISCUSS 
AN 
ALLIANCE 
WITH THE 
LIZARD- 
MEN. 


I'VE 
COME 
HERE 
FOR A 
ROUND- 
TABLE 
MEETING 

























I AM 
RIMURU 
TEMPEST. 





I DIDN'T 

HIT HIS 

VITALS. 
THOUGHT 
WE MIGHT 
HAVE USE 
FOR HIM. 

























INCREDIBLE 
STRENGTH, 
AND 
You ARE 
NOTHING 


In my 
PRESEN- 

















WILL FAY 
FOR YOUR 
| INSOLENCE 
TO LORD 


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RIMURU! 
I HAVE 
PURGED 
THE FOOL 
FOR HIS 
INSULTS! 


YOU'RE 
THE 
FOOL, 
DAMN 


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Ayl WORTHY 
ie =| DIVERSION. 


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ARE ALREADY 
YOU DONEP 
GUYS 
SO 


TOUGH 
Pp 


IT's : 
NOT US. 
THEYRE 

TOO 

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OH, 
WHAT? 
WHY YOU'RE 
















































































92 


AT THIS 
RATE, OUR 
DESTRUCTION 
/S UN- 
AVOIDABLE. 


nS 
FINAL 
PRIDE 
ANDO DUTY 
OF THE 
LIZARD- 
PEOPLE 
RESTS 
UPON 
YOUR 
SHOUL- 
DERS. 


PLEASE! 





IT HAVE A 
CLANDESTINE 
MISSION 
FOR YOU. 


BUT WE 
CANNOT 
I WANT ALLOW 
YOUTO OTHERS TO 
FIND SUFFER 
OI 72!\\/9) /=0)"2 
TELL HIM = =OUR OWN 
ABOUT MISTAKES. 
THIS. 


FORGIVE 
ME FOR 
DEFYING 
YOUR 
ORDERS, 





PLEASE SAVE 

MY FATHER, 

THE CHIEFTAIN, 
AND MY 
BROTHER 
GABIRU// 


WHAT 
DO YOU 
MEAN? 
cS WHAT 
GABIRU a ~ | HAPPENED 
STARTED A 2 1 
REBELLION ere eM 
AND 
IMPRISONED 
THE 
CHIEFTAIN. 








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NOT 
THE 

POINT! 
















SHE'S 
GOING 
OUT AND 
SHE ARRANGING 


REALLY MY WORK 
ISA FOR ME. 
SECRE- 
TARY. 


BUT I MUST 
ASSUME THAT 
WITH SUCH 
MIGHTY MAJIN 
UNDER YOUR 
RULE, THAT 
YOU ARE A 
BEING OF 
GREAT 
POWER... 


HE DION'T 

SAY ANY- 
vu THING 
YET... 












I KNOW 
THAT MY 


REQUEST 


ISA 
SELFISH 







You've — welll said! 

ford You recognize 
food head — the reatness 
on your — of Lord 
shoulders. — Pimurth 





DO YOU 
HAVE ANY 
OBJECTIONS 
TO THE 
FORMATION 
OF OUR 
ALLIANCE 
Pp 


\ DAUGHTER 
OF THE 
CHIEFTAIN 


\ 
&S SO, UH, 
\ | YOU'RE THE 


CAN YOU 
SHADOW- 
MOVE 
TO THE 
CHIEFTAIN, 








ying to 
make up for 
the lack of 


Slimeliness 







I 
get the 
Feeling 
I’m just 
going to 
disappear” 









IT LOOKS LIKE 

“| THE PROJECT 

BIRTH OF IS PROCEEDING 
THE ORC { AS SMOOTHLY 
LORD WAS AS WE'D HOPED, 
AN UN- \ LORD GELMUD! 
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are =6WINDFALL. 




















IT WON'T 
BE LONG 
BEFORE MY 
PRECIOUS 
CHILD HAS 
TOTAL 
CONTROL 
OVER THE 
ENTIRE 
FOREST! 





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GENTLEMEN fy |] LAST MY 


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ENJOYING ’ 

YOUR- 

SELVES. 























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AND I NAME IS 
WILL NOT TREYNI. 
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OF MY 






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SITUATION 
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HAIRY, MY 





AFRAID 
WE'VE 
GOTTA 
INVOKE 
THE COMFI- 
DENTIALITY 
CLAUSE 
ON THAT 
ONE... 


SPIRIT 
SUMMONING: 
"“SYLPHIDE.” 


NOW, 
WILL YOU 
TELL ME 
WHAT IT 
IS YOU'RE 


IS THAT 
THEN, SOP 


cor THe WHAT A 
CRIME oF SHAME. 
SOWING 

CHAOS 
I MUST 

PURGE YOU 
FROM THE 
FOREST. 




















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SUGGEST 
YE FLEE 


AT ONCE, 
LORD 
GELMUD. 












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TIME FOR 


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THE OUT- 2 
COME. 





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ONLY 
WONDER 








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AND MORE 


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104 


TRUST- 
WORTHY 
MY 
LITTLE 
KNIGHT 
TRULY 








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I SUPPOSE 
I CAN LEAVE 
HIM IN THE 
CAPABLE 
HANDS OF 
MY OTHER 
MINION. 


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a stud. 






































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THE 
ALLIANCE 
IS 
FORMED. 














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TIME TO 
RESIGN 





OUR- 
SELVES 


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YOUR 





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FAILURE 


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SOME 
INFOR- 
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THE 
MASTER 
OF THAT 
VILLAGES 





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WHAT 
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AND 
ELIMINATE 
WHOEVER 
/S CON- 
TROLLING 
THAT 
ENORMOUS 
SPELLI! 


THERE'S 
NO WAY THE 
LIZAROMEN 
COULD PER- 

FORM RITUAL 
MAGIC WITH 
MULTIPLE 
CASTERS! 


WHAT 
WHAT |S 
IN THE THAT 
WORLD ?! 


'S THAT 
SOME 
KINO OF 
GREAT 
MAGIC 
SPELL 





122 

















IT'S 
"GABIRU," 


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BETTER 
REGROUP 
AND 
ORDER A 
DEFENSIVE 












OF...OF 


COURSE 
! 











I'VE NEVER 
SEEN IT BE- 
FORE EITHER, 
BUT I KNOW 
IT'S ONE OF 
OUR ALLIES' 

SPELLS. 








RATHER 











RUDE voit 
AFTER BER 
YOU MEP 
DEVOURED 
OUR 






VILLAGE. 





UNLESS YOU 
WANT TO BE 
OBLITERATED 
SO UTTERLY, 
NOT EVEN 
YOUR ASHES 
REMAIN. 


MIGHT WEP 
NOT BE 
ENTIRELY 

TRUE 

ANY- 


REPEAT 
MYSELF. 


OUR WAY, 
YOU 
SWINE. 





IT SEEMS 
THERE ARE 
DANGEROUS 
INDIVIDUALS 
AMONG THE 
ENEMY FORCES 











If he (uot mimics the wings while in slime form... 





whe turns into this cute litte beastie. 


Bonus 
Short Story 


Veldora's Slime Observation Journal 


~STUNNING DEVELOPMENTS~ 


Veldora's Slime Observation Journal 


~PITCHED BATTLE~ 
LOOSENING GEARS@ 


So, the dryad Treyni has requested that Rimuru vanquish the orc 
lord. 


Hrmm... 


Her request was rather bold, but I have no doubt that her situation 
is dire. She pretends to be confident and in control, but she cannot 
deceive me. There is panic within her. 


While she may not look like much, Treyni is actually an elite 
monster who watches over the Great Forest of Jura. She is capable 
of handling most threats to the forest on her own, and she would 
never rely on the strength of others for help. 


A dire situation indeed, then. 


"That's quite a demand, coming from someone who just waltzed in 
out of nowhere, Treyni the Dryad, or so you call yourself," said the 
red-haired one. Benimaru, I believe. 


He seems upset that she was asking for help from goblins, one of 
the weaker races. His suspicion is reasonable, but it is also mis- 
placed. 


Treyni is acting with great conviction. She understands that Rim- 
uru is the strongest being in the forest. Dryads have special abilities 
that allow them to maintain awareness of any location where there 
is grass or trees. Therefore, they cannot be deceived within the 
forest of Jura. A being of great magical energy was born within the 
forest, so they would naturally be keeping tabs on him. 


They also saw his battle with Benimaru's group—and Rimuru's 
treatment of them afterward. It would be obvious from that con- 
versation that Rimuru is a soft and sympathetic fellow. What better 
pawn than one with both great power, and an inability to allow 
others to suffer? This is why Treyni came straight to Rimuru. 


If the orc lord attacks the treant settlement, the dryads alone would 
be unable to stop him, she said. I have no doubt that she is sincere 
in this regard, but her true intentions lie elsewhere. 


She is testing Rimuru. After my disappearance, Jura has had no 
protector. This latest disaster is a natural result. And now she is 
hoping to choose a new protector, one who will ensure that such an 
incident does not arise again. 


In my case, I was not so much a diligent protector, but rather an 
unholy terror to those I disliked. That did succeed in stabilizing the 
forest—and to monsters, might makes right. 


Such thoughts must certainly have been in the back of Treyni's 
mind during the negotiations. To my surprise, Rimuru only offered 
to consider her request. I had anticipated him accepting without a 
second thought, but I was mistaken. 


The presence of the orc lord is certain. Defeat him, and the problem 
is solved. It seems simple enough to me. Then my strength would 
be clear to all, and I would bask in their admiration. The perfect 
plan. 


But Rimuru is strangely cautious. Upon glancing through his 
thoughts, I found that he was concerned about damage to his 
townspeople. Hmph, quite a bother. He could handle the situation 
on his own, but protecting the weak at the same time will naturally 
limit his options. 


This weight of responsibility is requisite for the showers of admira- 
tion to come later—I suppose I must admit that I was oversimplify- 
ing the matter. So what is he to do? I must be patient and see how 
this meeting unfolds. 


<2 
“ 


The conversation moved to the orcs' goal—a rather tricky matter. It 
seems that the biggest problem is the overall strength of their army, 


numbering two hundred thousand. 


The kijin named Hakuro said, "Indeed... They have no concept of 
supply-line logistics." 


Logistics? I have no concept of supply-line logistics! 
"Ifrit, what is logistics?" 
"I don't know, either. There are no ‘logistics’ in the rules to shogi," 


said Ifrit, holding the rules for shogi, which had quickly become his 
favorite book. 


Shogi is merely a game, of course. I cannot blame it for not contain- 
ing this abstract concept. More interesting to me was Ifrit's fascina- 
tion with the game. If I gave him a manual of battle strategy, would 
he then turn into a master tactician? I decided to tap into Rimuru's 

deep memory banks. 


Now that I have become accustomed to manga and novels, finding 
the text I seek is a simple matter. 


My target: the dictionary. 


Thankfully, Rimuru's memory is organized so neatly that I 
promptly succeeded in finding the desired knowledge. 


Lo-gis-tics (n.): the management and transportation of military person- 

nel, weapons, and supplies behind a fighting force. Also, the acquisition 

and maintenance of supply lines. The three primary elements of logistics 
are supply, transport, and management. Logistical methods are broadly 

divided into self-sufficiency, field procurement, and supply bases. 


Ahh, yes, I see. My considerable wisdom has grown once again. 


"Kwaaa ha ha ha! You have much to learn yet, Ifrit! Logistics is 
defined as the management and transportation of..." 
I repeated my new knowledge to Ifrit. 


"B-brilliant! You are so wise, Master Veldora. I am stunned at the 
depth of your knowledge and intelligence." 


"No doubt you are, and rightly so. Read this, and you yourself may 
scratch the surface of my intellect!" 


"Oh, thank you. I will strive to follow your example, Master Vel- 
dora!" 


Iam pleased at Ifrit's earnest obedience. Now I have delegated all 
of the boring and complex study to him, so that I might focus more 
purely on entertainment. 


<2 
“e 


The orcs' intentions have been revealed. It seems that they have the 
unique skill "Starved," which they are using to steal the abilities of 
a wide variety of races and species. Upon reflection, I do recall that 
the previous orc lord had the same ability. 


It was a human who vanquished that lord, for one very simple 
reason. "Starved" can take the unique characteristics and skills of 
monsters, but it cannot take arts gained through experience and 
effort. In that sense, his focus on monsters is logical. He wants to 
devour all the monsters in the forest and take control of it... 


If he does, it will surely lead to the birth of a new demon lord. And 
lurking behind the orc lord's efforts, there might be majin plotting 
and sneaking about. 


It is clear to me—the reek of danger and intrigue. Make your deci- 
sion swiftly, Rimuru! 


After all, if left unchecked, this situation could cause harm to those 
who are meant to one day worship me! Stem the bleeding and stop 
the orc lord before my reputation suffers further losses!! 

But my lament did not reach Rimuru's ears. To my humiliation, it 
was the purple-haired Shion who gave Rimuru encouragement. 


"That piddling orc lord won't stand a chance against Lord Rimuru!" 
she claimed. 


1 agree! 


At last, Rimuru seemed chagrined. "I'll take on this orc lord for 
you. The rest of you, prepare yourselves for that," he proclaimed. 


Orc lord, you are done for. 


Isat back proudly, relieved that my town would be safe from harm 
now. 


@ FALSE SUPERIORITY @ 


What is that?! It is splendid! 


Rimuru sits upon a most magnificent seat. Sure, it is strangely 
shaped, but it is unfair that he should have all the glory for himself. 


Is this what they call a divine palanquin? 


Rimuru seems embarrassed by it, but I think it is perfect. When I 
am fully recovered, I shall have one for myself. 


Rimuru's group is busy preparing for battle. Ifrit is hard at work, 
reading books on military strategy from writers of all places and 
eras. And I have nothing to do. 

Iam exceedingly bored. 

"It is so boring, Ifrit." 

"Not for me. Iam studying —" 

"And bored. Yes?" 


",..Yes. It is as you say, Master Veldora." 


What a surprise! Ifrit was just as bored as me? He should have said 
something. What an odd and reserved fellow. 


"Kwaa ha ha ha! In that case, we ought to determine how you have 
grown. What say you to another game?" I said, referring to shogi. 


A pleased Ifrit rushed about, setting up the game. I seem to recall 
that I had thrown up my hands and prevented the end of our last 
game—lI was merely feeling under the weather that day. 


What? "How can you be under the weather if there is no weather in 
there"? 


Don't be preposterous. Of course there is weather! 


I would never lose otherwise, so logic would dictate that if I was 
about to lose, it was because there was weather, and I was under it! 


So this time I will attempt to challenge him for real. 


S-something is wrong. Something is very wrong! 


I started this game with all the confidence of a champion, but 
things are proceeding very poorly for me. 


"That is check, Master Veldora." 


"Wh-what nonsense it this?!" I cried, and smoothly moved my gold 
general to dispatch the encroaching knight. 


How do you like that?! Now I have neutralized your— 

"Then I'll just take your rook." 

Gwaaaah!! Impossible! How is this possible?! My precious and 
powerful rook, taken in an act of merciless cruelty by Ifrit's bishop!! 


Curses! Curses! 


I fell right into Ifrit's trap... It is not fair. Such sly and devious 
trickery. 


Ihave no choice. I was hoping not to need to do this... 

"Ifrit, you have made admirable strides. Out of respect to you, I 
shall show you my ultimate technique!" I cried, and flipped over 
my king. 

Written on it were the characters for "emperor." 


"Wh-what is that...?” Ifrit gasped. 


"Kwaaa ha ha ha!" I bellowed, pleased with myself. "This is the 
true, final form of my king. An emperor is allowed to move twice!" 


"Huh?! But there's no piece called...nothing in the rules that say..." 


"You fool! Would one as proud and great as I bend the knee to 
someone else's rules?!" 


"—2!" Ifrit simply gaped, unable to hide his shock. And I cannot 
blame him! It is the proper reaction to his contact with my noble 
greatness. 


"No, no," he stammered, "it could not be something so childish. It 
just couldn't. No doubt Master Veldora has some very deep and 
profound reason for it..." 


"Yes. Hold your head high, Ifrit. Now begins the true match!" I 
announced. 


And thus my counterattack began. 


@THE MARCH TO WAR® 


The tables had turned, and much for the better. 


Confident that the situation was in my favor, I decided to check 

in on Rimuru. The last time I had seen him, he was wearing frilly, 
many-layered clothes. I did not find them terribly beautiful. I prefer 
bold and striking outfits, myself. 


This time, he and the kijin were dressed in much better clothes. 
Not only were they more pleasing to the eye, they were high in 
defensive power too. 


"Look at them, Ifrit. Is it fair for them to boast of such finery?" 


"Hmm... No matter how I put you into check, you can escape with 
two moves, so..." 


"Are you listening to me?" 
"Huh? Oh! Forgive me, Master. I was focused on the game." 


Hah! He was so taken aback at my devastating momentum that he 
didn't have time to look outside, either. But I cannot blame him— 
my emperor piece is unstoppable. 


As long as I have the emperor, I am undefeated. But enough about 
that. 


"You should learn from my example and be more cautious. See? 
Rimuru and his cohorts have new equipment." 


"Oh, you're right. They must have come from the dwarves and that 
kijin named Kurobei. They've even improved their clothes in subtle 
ways. Such a fascinating fellow, that Rimuru," Ifrit said, impressed. 


I can see what makes him a higher-order elemental. His eye for 
detail regarding their armor marks him as the sort worthy of fol- 
lowing in the Demon Lord Leon's army. 


"And what do you think? Can they tackle that vast army of orcs 
with just their little group?" I asked deviously. 


In fact, [had no doubt of Rimuru's victory. No collection of inferior 
C-Rank and D-Rank monsters would bear a threat to a powerful 
majin of A-Rank or higher, no matter how many of them there 


were. By my estimation, those evolved kijin have an energy amount 
that puts them beyond A-Rank. They cannot possibly be bested by 
mere orcs. 


So how will Ifrit respond? He has been reading those strategy 
manuals I gave to him. If his way of thinking is stubbornly tied 
down to numbers alone, he may not yet be worthy of the position 
of my tactician... 


"Lord Rimuru would be victorious, of course. What Treyni the 
dryad is truly concerned about is the majin lurking behind this 
threat. Even Demon Lord Leon has been vexed by their machina- 
tions." 


"Ohh?" 


That Ifrit is sharper than I gave him credit for. Intrigued, I bade him 
continue his explanation. 


"In a sense, you can think of the orc army as a lure. Without your 
presence in the forest, Master Veldora, these might be the move- 
ments of people who would seize control of it for their own ends." 


"Are you sure you're not overthinking this?" 


"Perhaps. But it's quite within the realm of possibility, in my opin- 
ion. I can certainly think of some demon lords who enjoy crafty 
skullduggery of this sort," Ifrit admitted, his expression sour. I 
could sense that he had undergone some bitter experiences when 
he worked under Leon. 


"Then if the orc army is nothing but a feint, you think they are 
incapable of triumphing over Rimuru's squad?" 


"That is correct. In terms of shogi, Lord Rimuru and his compan- 
ions would be gold and silver generals, rooks, and bishops—all 
powerful pieces. But the vast majority of the orc army are pawns. 
Perhaps a handful of silver generals. Unless their king were to turn 
into an ‘emperor,’ it is a war that Lord Rimuru cannot help but 
win,’ Ifrit claimed. 


In a sense, I agreed with him. But Ifrit, is that not a storytelling 
"flag," as the terminology goes? In the novels that I read, it was 
common for such overly-obvious developments to be flipped on 
their heads...but I digress. 


"You have learned much. Your explanation was very thorough," I 
said. 


"Thank you! I am honored, Master." 

This Ifrit is going places, I sense. Rimuru has many followers, but I 
have none. I never considered this to be a failing before this point, 
but now it strikes me as a bit of a shame. It might be interesting to 
continue honing Ifrit's mind and bring him on board as my strate- 
gist. 

"In that case, Master Veldora, may I ask for one thing?" 


"Lam feeling generous. Ask away," I said magnanimously. A master 
must distribute rewards as well. 


"I would like to play another game with modified rules." 
"Hmm?" 

"Please allow me to use the 'emperor' piece, as you do." 
"W-well..." 


"Lam simply incapable of matching you as it is. 1 would appreciate 
the opportunity to receive training in it." 


"Ah, yes. Indeed..." 

Damn it all! This has backfired spectacularly! However... 

"Very well. I shall show you the ropes." 

Escape is not an option for the great Veldora. For I have learned 
something today: there is no defeat for an emperor. And neither is 
there for me. 

Never retreat! Never grovel! Never look back!! I will accept the 
Ifrit's challenge!! There is no time to watch Rimuru leave for battle 
now. This situation demands my complete attention. 

Ifrit's gaze pains me. His reverence for me is obvious, a silent 
pressure reminding me that I must live up to his expectations. As 
he set about, preparing a new game, I was filled with a newfound 
determination not to lose. 


Just then, I glanced out at Rimuru. 


"Very well said! You've recognized the greatness of Lord Rimuru. 


You've got a good head on your shoulders," said Shion, Rimuru's 
secretary, as she brought him more work. 


Thad never considered it before, but perhaps Rimuru was feeing 
the same sensation that I am right now. Being forced to live up to 
the expectations of others can be such a weight upon the heart. 


"When an ally is in trouble you rush to their aid, right?" 


Simply incredible. On the inside, Rimuru was shaken by this, but 
he showed no signs of it to the outside world. And in the mean- 
time, I could not help but wonder: if he would do that for an ally, 
why has he not yet saved me, his dearest friend? 


@ RIPPLES ON THE BATTLEFIELD @ 


"Yeah, the lizardmen are in a bad spot. In a strategy game, this 
is where you give up and reload your save," Rimuru muttered. 
Remarkably enough, it was an accurate description of my own 
situation. 


"That is check, Master Veldora!" 


Grrr. Ifrit knows no mercy in his brutal forays into my territory. It 
is simply the height of unfairness that a king piece should move 
twice. What moron decided to make that a rule?! 


Elsewhere, Gabiru the lizardman was locked in a desperate duel. 
But I had no attention to spare for him. I was too busy maneuver- 
ing my pieces to stave off the Ifrit's fiendish attack. 


Meanwhile, as though he had plenty of time to spare, Ifrit said, 
"Look at that, Master Veldora. That man named Benimaru seems to 
have inherited my flames." 


Shut up! I do not have time for this nonsense! 


But I will not deny a measure of curiosity, so I gave it a glance. As 
Ifrit said, Benimaru was in the process of unleashing a devastating 
skill. 


"Ahh. He is also making use of my Black Flames. It seems this is 
an advanced skill that Benimaru crafted himself, not one that just 
anyone can wield." 


"Indeed. At his energy level, it would be difficult to produce the 
same amount of heat as I can. He would need to combine it with a 
few different skills to create this effect." 


That is correct. I suspect it is a combination of Ifrit's "Flame 
Manipulation," my "Black Flames," and his own "Ogre Flames." 

In addition, he is utilizing a space-limiting skill. All in all, a very 
impressive display. 

Answer: Correct. That is the wide-range conflagration attack "Hell Flare,” 
developed by the individual named Benimaru. 


"Hell Flare," eh? It will have no effect on me or Ifrit, but your aver- 
age monster will not stand a chance against it. The kijin named 
Benimaru is tremendously advanced to make such a skill his own. 
Now it seems Gobta has gone to assist that Gabiru fellow. Gabiru 
might be a clown, but he's displayed manly valor by taking a blow 
for his followers. Rimuru doesn't want to simply abandon him, and 
I agree with that sentiment. 


Gobta might not be much, but he has Ranga with him. The orcs 
don't stand a chance. 


The battle is reaching its climax. 


Normally this is where I would watch with delight. But now my 
heart is heavy. Surely I need not elaborate on the reason... 


I glanced down at the board, where my defeat was writ large. 
There is no other choice. Now is the time for me to re-allot the men- 
tal resources spent on "Inquiring" my imprisonment seal to find the 
formula that will guide me to victory! 

Warning: Usage denied. 

Wha—?! 

Curse you, Rimuru. You saw my attempt coming?! 

Tam willing to undo my prison later if it will mean winning this 
contest. But Rimuru does not seem to want this outcome. I won't 


deny that I would like to be returned to power soon, but... 


But a dragon cannot be a loser. 


Answer: You have earned this outcome. You altered the established and 
accepted rules of shogi for your own selfish purposes. You ought to have 
been satisfied with the legal advantage of first move instead. 


I've been scolded. Why, it seems that Rimuru is furious that I 
changed the rules. 


Still, I want to win. 


Dignity? I would rather have victory. I have lived a long, long time, 
and I may never have been more fixated on a victory than this one. 


It's not like I have never tasted defeat. As with my battle against 
the hero, when I knew I did not stand a chance, I abandoned my 
struggle. The dragons are unstoppable; if we die, we eventually 
return to life. 

But shogi is different. And not just shogi—all the games contained 
within Rimuru's mind. The contestants engage in competition on 
equal footing, no matter their backgrounds. 

In this game, I have engaged perhaps too deeply. My desire to 
avoid defeat led me to cheat, which my opponent has now utilized 
back against me. Rimuru is correct: I have earned this. 


Regardless, I have decided that the best way for me to make up for 
my mistake is to win anyway. 


—At last, Rimuru heard my plea. 
Suggestion: Utilize proxy calculation? YES/NO 


I could sense a kind of exasperated resignation from the offer, 
which I happily accepted. 


I knew that Rimuru was my friend. 


@DEATH STORM @ 


The showdown between me and the Ifrit is reaching a pitched 
finale. Meanwhile, Rimuru's followers are closing in on a conclu- 
sion to their battle. 


Most eye-catching of them all is Benimaru, with his "Hell Flare" 
ability. Also impressive is Rimuru's pet, the wolf Ranga. He sum- 
moned several whirlwinds that shoot bolts of electricity as they 
carve through the orcs. 


Is that a combination of the Extra Skill "Wind Manipulation" and 
my "Black Lightning"? 


Answer: It is the area attack technique "Death Storm” developed by the 
individual named Ranga. 


"Death Storm," then. It reminds me of an inferior version of my 
"Storm of Destruction." Perhaps because he hides in Rimuru's 
shadow, and basks in his magicules? It is a rather strange evolu- 
tionary path he has taken. 


Ranga's current species is Tempest Star Wolf. Frankly, it is a mighty 
beast. Anyone utilizing such a powerful area attack is easily over 
A-Rank. Such wide-range, tactically decisive attacks consume a 
tremendous amount of energy. This is the wall that must be scaled 
to transcend the A-Rank tier. 


It is exceedingly difficult to reach these heights, but the rewards are 
great. Like Benimaru and Ranga, tremendous powers come along 
with it. But without a proper level of skill and experience, such 
riches are wasted. 


The majin mentioned in Rimuru's earlier strategy meeting would 
likely be A-Rank as well. Anyone called a majin is a worthy foe, so 
you can bet they will be at least at this level. 


As for me? I am special, of course. Ifrit has much going for him as 
well, too. Only the elite officers of the demon lords would be his 
equal. 


Rimuru might be intelligent, but he is unlearned in this regard. He 
is overly cautious, not realizing that the orc lord is not truly such 

a fearsome enemy. If he truly enlisted all of those thousands and 
thousands of orcs, that might speak to a certain greatness...but I do 
not doubt Rimuru's coming victory in the least. 


The real problem will be the number of orcs. 200,000 will mean 
a considerable expenditure of stamina before we even reach the 
important ones. 


But with the hard work of those following Rimuru to clear the 
way... 


It has been planned out, I'm sure. Rimuru is floating up in the sky, 
and even making time to give me advice. He's got this all worked 
out. 


I must give up and admit that in these situations, I am no match for 
him. 

Benimaru, Ranga, Hakuro, Shion. Even the scrambling of little 
Gobta has succeeded in tilting the battle to Rimuru's favor. At 

this rate, the Orc Lord does himself no favors by standing back to 
watch. 


In the meantime, my battle against Ifrit is also nearing its conclu- 
sion. 


"It c-can't be... At this rate..." 


Ifrit is panicking. I do not blame him. I can scarcely believe it 
myself. 


Next move will be check. 


I carelessly set my pieces, guiding and luring Ifrit's emperor into 
the corner...where two lances and my rook have it trapped. 


The key to all of this: the weakest piece of all, the one I had never 
taken seriously. 


A pawn. 

"This is check, Ifrit." 

At Rimuru's advice, I moved my pawn one square forward. My 
infiltration into enemy territory was complete. I flipped the piece 
over, making it a promoted pawn. 


"Impossible..." 


Even with two moves, his emperor has no escape. 


"That is checkmate! I am victorious," I declared. 

"I... give," [frit said, stunned. "Even under these circumstances, 
victory is impossible for me... Master Veldora, you did this to teach 
me the importance of never giving up, didn't you?" 


What? 


It seems Ifrit has misunderstood our competition in a rather com- 
plimentary way. I must take advantage of this. 


"That is indeed correct." 
"I should have known... Iam ashamed of my own shallowness. 
No matter what, I will never give up, and swear to always pursue 


victory to the bitter end!" 


What a melodramatic fellow. Still, I cannot deny that this was a 
fortunate conclusion to the game. 


"That is what I wanted to hear from you. It was worth enacting that 
preposterous rule to teach you this. We no longer have any need 
for the emperor piece." 


"I didn't realize that's what you intended," Ifrit said, impressed. 


Very good. I have completely fooled him, and now Ifrit has even 
more respect for me than before. All is well. 


Once again, it all comes back to Rimuru. 


He impresses me every time, and this is no exception. Even out- 
side, the battle's triumph is nigh. 


And then... 


Hmm? 
Is there still some trouble to address? 


Rimuru is looking ahead to the orc lord, who seems rather insig- 
nificant to me... 


Is it possible that, like my own promoted pawn, the orc lord has 


jumped in stature?! 


No, Iam merely overthinking it. But one never knows what might 
happen on the battlefield. 


And as a wise master himself, Rimuru would never let his guard 
down for this reason. 


Very well. I must witness the conclusion of this great battle! 


To be reincarnated in Volume 5! 


MAYBE on TWO LEGS 


THANKS TO 
SHUNA AND 
THE DWARF 
BROTHERS, 
WE'VE GOT 
A WIDER 
SELECTION 
OF CLOTHES 
TO WEAR. 


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THIS IS BAD... 


I MUST DO 
FOR SOMETHING! 
IT ALL TO TVE COME TOO 
FALL APART FAR IN THE 


NOW... ‘PLAN... 
























































































RATHER 


VIOLENT 
AND MY 
UNRULY GOOD- 
LADY, NESS, 
CUTTING MY- 
OFF A OH-My. 
FELLA'S 
ARM LIKE 


THAT. 


THAT WAS 
NOTHING 
TO YOU, 

AND YOU 


KNOW IT... 























































































































BUT IT DID 
GINE ME 
PAUSE— 

WHAT IF THE 
CRYSTAL 

UNDER MY 

COAT HAD 


STILL SOME SARE Ee 


USE TO 
GET OUT 











BUT HOW 











YOU GOT | COULD A 
THE WRONG FELLOW 
aoe OF YOUR 
EVEN STATURE 
AND 
I MAKE EVER BE 
MISTAKES. TAKEN OFF 





LOOKEE 
HERE. 








THIS 
SEES 
AND THROUGH 
I'p say GELMUD'S 


WE'RE EYES. 
REACHING 
THE 
CLIMAX. 


THE ONE 
AND ONLY. 
RIGHT IN 
THE MIDST 
O' THE 
WET- 
LANDS. 





INS pore! 4 , 
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AND 
AFTERI VENTURED 
WARNED DIRECTLY 
HIM NOT INTO THE 
TO GET FRAY. 

INVOLVED, 

THE 

USELESS 

TWERP. 









































160 


GELMUD 
HAS JUST 
BROUGHT 
SOMETHING 
QUITE 
FASCI- 
NATING 
TO MY 
ATTENTION. 

















Q 
_\ 
. 
= 
& 
= 


BE HIGH 


PRAISE 


INDEED 


coo 
























































ee 



























































COMING 
FROM 
MASTER 
AND ONE 
OF THE TEN 
GREAT 
DEMON 
LORDS 


coe 


XY & 
oS 


os 





162 


Retincarnate 
in Volume 5? 


+YES 
NO