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crenren aY FUSE 
wanca ay TAIK] KAWAKAMI 
CHARACTER DESCAS BY MITZ VAH 


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THAD UE 0 GO (REINEARNAED RS} 





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


HELDORA 
TEMPEST 


(Storm 
Dragon 
Veldora) 


it » = 


[a Rimuru's friend and name-giver. ~~ 
A cotastrophe-class monster. 


BIMIURL TEMPEST 


(Satoru Hikami) 














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i K i ‘ \ | \ 
fo NSN DWARVEN 
one _ KINGDOM 


/ 


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a fecal ea 


OT y 
{> A ditzy goblin. sie [Tempest wolf. [3 Former master of the ogres. KINGDOM — 


a 


— 


Fo a 


Hides in Rimuru's shadow. Leader of the kijin. OF BLUMUND bie 
mire. SEALED CAVE 


XX vl 
ort ied 


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PA oe 
Ltd ae 


— 


Kijiny Coolland|quiet information 


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The ore lord and his army of 200,000 threaten the 
Great Forest of Jura. Rimuru had hoped to join Forces 
with the lizardmen oF the swamp to Fight this menace, 
but Gabiru the lizardman, underestimating the orc lord's 
threat, stages a rebellion that accidentally plunges the 
lizardmen into the threat of extinction. Only the timely 
arrival oP Rimuru's band saves them. The tide is turned 
against the orcs thanks to the help of Benimaru and 
the other Kijin. This is when the mastermind behind the 
orcs, Gelmud the majin, takes the Field... ¥F 


Aig 





CONTENTS 


CHAPTER ey Orc Disaster 
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CHAPTER ef The Submissive Demon Lord 


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Veldora’s Slime Observation Journal ‘ 


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WHAT'S 
THAT? 


CHAPTER @) 













THISPS 


HAVE YOU 
RU/NED 
THE GREAT 
GELMUD’'S 
INGEN/OUS 
PLANPS 


WHAT'S 
UP WITH 
THIS GUY? 
HE JUST FLEW 
/N OUT OF 
NOWHERE 
AND STARTED 








YELLING ABOUT 
SOMETHING. 





..- THERE 
WOULD 
BE NO 

NEED 
FOR A 

GREATER 

MAJIN 
LIKE 

MYSELF 
70 TAKE 
CENTER 
STAGES! 


A bit 
undler- 
waHelming, 
if you 
ask me 


BUT THE 
ORC LORD 
HAS NO 
CLUE ABOUT 
THIS SO- 
CALLED 
PLAN? 


you 
GREAT 
OAFS 
IF you 
HAD 
JUST 
EVOLVED 
INTO A 
DEMON 
LORD 
ALREADY 


“MAIN! ? 

SO THIS MUST BE 
ONE OF THE HENCH- 
MEN SERVING THE 
DEMON LORD THAT 
TREYN CLAIMED 
WAS IWOLVED IN 
THE ORC LORD’/S 
BIRTH. 


DO You 
MEAN... 
EVOLVE 
INTO... 
DEMON 
LORD? 





UN- 
BELIEV- 
ABLE! 
HOW 
DENSE 
CAN 


MASTER YOU 
GELMUD GETS) 
/ 


HAVE 

YOU 

I'M COME 
SORRY TO SAVE 
FOR MY ME IN MY 


FAILURE. HOUR OF 
AND I HAD NEED?! 


LAPLACE'S 
WARNING 
AND 
EVERY- 
THING... 


WHAT 
GOOD 
TIMING. 





























UZ 


wail) 


A 


eZ 
<< 
\ 


HE MAY 
HAVE BEEN 
USELESS, 
BUT I DID 


NAME HIM 
PERHAPS AS AN 


HIS POWER : 
WILL BE NOME 
ENOUGH 

TO EVOLVE 
YOU ASI 
DESIRED. 


NOTICE: 
ACCORDING TO 
PREVIOUSLY 
ACQUIRED 
INFORMATION, 
THE ONE WHO 
NAMED THE 
INDIVIDUAL 
RIGUR'S BROTHER 
WAS "“GELMUOD, 
OFFICER OF THE 
DEMON LORD'S 
ARMY.” 


EAT 
THAT 
LIZARD, 
ORC 
LORD. 


BEEN 
NAMING 
MULTIPLE 
MON- 
STERS, 
EHP 


MOSS —— 


\ 
\\ 


\ A\\' 
{ NT \ \ 








MASTER 
GELMUD. 
WH- 

WHY... ? 


-» THAT 
I HAD 
PROMISE... 
THAT I 
MIGHT 
ONE DAY 
SERVE AS 
YOUR 
RIGHT 
HAND! 


THAT'S 
RIGHT. 
NOW TL 
REMEM- 
BER THE 
OTHER 
PLACE I 
HEARD 
THE NAME 
GELMUD. 





SO HE= 
OR THE 
DEMON LORD 
ORDERING HIM 
AROUND— 
MUST BE THE 
ONE BEHIND 
THIS ORC 
INVASION. 













I 
THOUGHT 
YOU 
SAID... 


ANYONE 
HE 
CANNOT 
USE, 
HE GETS 
RID OF. 


THAT'S 
HOW HE 





DESPITE 
BEING 
REJECTED BY 
THE ENTIRETY 
OF THE OGRE 
VILLAGE, IT 
SEEMS THAT 
YOU MANAGED 
TO DO SOME 
NAMING 
AFTER ALL. 


K... 
KIJIN/ 


GREETINGS, 
GELE...ER, 
GELMUD, 
WAS ITP 





I WAS 
JUST 
STARTING 
TO GET 
BORED OF 
SLAYING 
THIS 
ENDLESS 
HORDE OF 
ORCS. 


YOU 
OUGHT 
TO 
EXPLAIN 
YOURSELF 
NOW. 


ARE YOU 

THE ONE 

WHO SET 
THE ORCS 
UPON OUR 
VILLAGEP 


BUT 
WHEN 
GIVEN A 
CHANCE 
FOR 
VEN- 
GEANCE 





WHAT'S 
YOUR 


POINT 
ra 














DO NOT 
UNDER- 
ESTIMATE 
A HIGHER- 
ORDER 
MAJIN 


ye 






































I THINK 
YOW RE 
THE ONE 

WHO'S 

UNDER- 

ESTIMATING 





























15 










































MY 
FATHER 
AND DIED TO 

ALLOW 
NOT Me AND 
JUST 
















HIM— — 
MANY 
OF OUR ESCAPE. 






KIND. 




























































































































































































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KZ 


_ 
os Cc yy 


Vy 


— 





| 


w THIS 
CAN'T BE 
HAPPEN- 

ING 


NO. 


HOW 
LIKE 
THIS?! 


H 


my 
ny 
< 
& 


Ww 
a 
H 
tg 
O 





FORGET ESSA Ma. 
HIM. ) (4 }; MASTER 


GELMUD 


LORD 
ALONG  RIMURU 


WITH WHO 
YOUR SAVED 
LOYAL 

RETINUE. 





19 


THERE 
DON'T YOU ARE, 
INTER- RANGA. 
FERE 
WITH 

















I CANT HELP 
BUT WONDER 

HIS AURA /S ABOUT THAT 

MUCH MORE ORC LORD, 





















LUT HE POWERFUL HOWEVER. 
JUST THAN THE 
SEEMS OTHER ORCS’, 
SO YES... 
DENSE. 


He’s barely reacted 
to Gelmuid’s peril. 


/F ANYTHING, 
IT'S THE 
SHARP-EYED 
ORC AT HIS 


SIDE WHO 
SEEMS MORE 
DANGEROUS. 





IVE GOT TO 
KEEP MY 
PROMISE 


TO TREYNI. 













































































ANSWER: 
AFTER GAINING 
THE ABILITIES OF 
MANY RACES, THE 
ORC LORD'S MIND 
HAS BEEN COR- 
RODED BY THE 
OVERWHELMING 
POWER, PUTTING 
HIM INTO A 
TORPID STATE. 


I FEEL BAD 
FOR THE GUY 
BUT THAT IF HE'S BEING 
DOESN'T MEAN MANIPULATED 
ILL LET AIM BY GELMUD... 
DESTROY THE 
FOREST. 


NO NEED 
TO WA/T 
FOR THE 
KIJIN TO 
FINISH UP. 





OUTTA HERE! 
I’M NOT 
WASTING MY 
TIME WITH 


Tees 
CAN'T... 





WILL BE 
JUDGED 
AND 
SENTENCED 
FOR EACH 
ONE OF OUR 
FALLEN 
PEOPLE. 


DID YOU 
THINK WE'D 
JUST LET 
YOU GET 

AWAY? 


YOUR 
DEATH WILL 
NOT COME 

EASILY. 





THE ONE 
WHO FED 
YOU WHEN 
YOU WERE 


STARVING! 









































BUT 
YOU ORCS 
WERE THE 
ONES WHO 
ACTUALLY 

DESTROYED 

OUR 
VILLAGE. 


I’M TOO 
GREAT 
OFA 
MAN 
TO DIE 
HERES! 





FROM 
WHAT TO SAVE 


I HEAR, HIM, 
THIS YOU'LL 
Guy's HAVE TO 


THE ONE OEAL 
BEHIND WITH 
EVERY- US. 

THING. 










WE'RE NOT 
GOING TO 
GIVE YOU 
SPECIAL 
LENIENCY 

JUST 

BECAUSE 

HE PUT YOU 
UP TO IT. 


THIS 
IF MIGHT 
GELD EATS ACTUALLY 
THE K/IJN, BEA 
HE SHOULD GOLDEN 
TAKE A OPPORTU- 
TREMEN- NT™.. 
DOUS LEAP 
FORWARDS 











ANSHER: 
IT WAS THE 
“WORDS OF 

THE WORLD." 
I BELIEVE 
THE ORC LORD 
SOUGHT TO 
EVOLVE IM 

ORDER TO 

FULFILL 
GELMUD'S 
REQUEST. 


CONFIRMED: 
THE 
INDIVIDUAL 
GELD I5 
EVOLVING 
INTO A 
DEMON LORO 
SEED. 


WASN'T 
YOU, 
WAS /T; 
GREAT 
SAGEP 





Qo 
= 
= 
= 
te 
= 
= 


GET 
BACK 
/ 


DON’T 
TOUCH 
THE 
AURA 
SPILLING 














EL : 

aeSed 
TeyRIS 
JOSS 
UO 





\ i 


\ ‘\ 
Mik 


(aN 
A ‘ \\ WS D 





S 


THIS IS... 
MORE 
THAN I 

EXPECTED. 





EVOLVED 
INTO THE 


INDIVIDUAL 
GELD HAS 


Wu 
= 
Wu 
—! 
a 
= 
o 
ao 


DEMON LORD 
DISASTER 





















XQ rigt® & Waat 
If the 
\ ore lord 
the : ~~ actually 
foreshadowing evolved! 
came from a WO @ 
surprising Cfer770/7 


place. 























JUST WHEN 
THINGS 
WERE 
FINALLY 
ABOUT TO 
GET INTER- 
ESTING. 
WHAT A 


NOT TO 
WORRY. 
I HAVE A 
HANDY 
PAWN TO 
OBSERVE 











THE ONLY 
THING TO 

DO IS WAIT Ff 
FOR THE 


OH, DEAR. 
LOOKS LIKE 
GELMUD'S 
KICKED THE 
BUCKET. 


IT'SA 

SHAME 
BUT I I CAN'T 
KNOW SEE IT 


WHAT WILL FOR 
HAPPEN. MYSELF, 














SO THIS 
'S THE 
MENACE 
OFA 
DEMON 
LORD. 


THIS IS 
CLEARLY A 
FOE WHO 
IS NOT TO 
BE TRIFLED 
WITH. 





i, 








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Lok ecg 








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WITHOUT 
A HEAD 


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5 




















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Ap Yj Y) Z Yj 
ommme Yh J yy yyy Yj Yj 


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WHEN RANGA 
THE HELL! 
FLARE 

DISAP- 
PEARS, 














I WOULDVE 
PREFERRED 

THAT ORDER 
FROM MASTER 
RIMURU... 





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DLL JUST 
HAVE TO 
LAUGH 
THIS ONE 
OFF. 


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M, WZpi 





S 


‘WS 





ti 


ANSWER: 
THE ORC 
DISASTER 
POSSESS 
“SELF- 
REGENER- 
ATION.” 


ITS 
ABNORMAL 
SPEED 15 
LIKELY A 
SYNER- 

GISTIC 
EFFECT 
FROM THE 
UNIQUE 
SKILL 
“STARVED.” 


BUT 
WHY 
IS HE 
EATING 
HIS 
OWN 


age me 
- ARM 
PDR 





TREMENDOUS 
EVEN OUR REGENERATION. 


SKILLS ARE 
INSUFFI- 
CIENT TO 


FINISH THE WE 
FIGHT. CANNOT 


STOP HIM 
UNLESS THE 
BLOW /S 
INSTANTLY 
FATAL. 


E WiLL RUN OUT 
OF ENERGY.. 





AT. 
S 


WELL, 
GRE 
HE' 
BACK 
TO FULL 
HEALTH 





53 


LORD 
RIMURU 


“WG 
Vo 






























































PLEASE, 
GET 
I OUT 


HAVE TO se ts 
PROTECT : 
MASTER 
RIMURU, 

OR 





HE SENT 
ME A 
MESSAGE, 
AND IT 
WAS VERY 
SIMPLE. 


IF HE 
WANTS TO 
COORDINATE 
WITH YOU, 
HE'LL INFORM 
YOU WITH 
THOUGHT 
COMMUNICA- 
TION. 


















KIJIN, 


BIG WOLF. 
THERE 
WHERE WERE FIVE 
DID TASTY 
THE = MORSELS 


THERE. 


NEVER. 
I WOULDN'T 
DEVOUR MY 
COMRADES 
WITHOUT 


REASON. 





Qs 



















DID 





IF HELL THAT 
FLARE I JUST MAKE 
AND DEATH FIGURED yee 
YOU DIDN'T MAD: 
STORM of 
HAVE A 
ONT. THOUGHT SUR- 
WORK, IN YOUR PRISED. 
THEN eae 
MAYBE MY EXCEPT 
ATTACKS FOR YOUR 
WON'T DO NEXT MEAL. 
ANYTHING, 


EITHER. 


. AND 
COMB/NED (ee 'G 
THEM WITH ‘ Usp = THE KIVIN 
THEIR OWN a INHERITED A 
SKILLS AND fe a PORTION OF 
POWERS IN . MY SKILLS... 


ACCORDANCE 
WITH THE/R 
OWN /N- 
ST/NCTS. 








ze .-Or. wy 
wESEGSe ax 
RERoB uses 
Gy otane 
SEGSSs race 
aN SH Ws 





CONSCIOUS 
AND UNCON- 
SCIOUS MIND 

BOTH WORK TO 
STOP MYSELF 
THE TRULY 
DANGEROUS 
SKILLS. 


FROM USING 





\ CET EW 























ALAS. 


YOU ARE AS 
ON THE TINY AND 
OTHER INSIGNIFI- 
HAND... CANT 
AS YOU 


APPEAR. 















/S THAT 
GELMUD’'S 


YW 
gir 
Ni 


V ie 


iS 
ON 





THE 
ABILITY 
THAT 
ALLOWS 
ME TO 
CONTROL 
ALL My 
OTHER 
ABILITIES 
















ABILITIES 
BETTER 
THAN I DO. 


YOU'RE UP, 
PARTNER. 


voll 
IS DEAD 
ALREADY. 





— 
So & 
=& 
TH 
as 

w 





CONTROL 
TRANSFERRED 
TO 
"GREAT SAGE." 


SWITCHING 
TO 
“AUTO 
BATTLE 
MODE." 





GOBTAS HENCHMEN 















THIS 
ONE WAS 
_..BEFORE SUPPOSED 

















aie THE FIVE 70 BE AN 
SOME ASMY APPETIZER 
MAIN i. 


REASON 


oo 





DISH. 






CONTROL 
























TRANS- 
FERRED 
TO 
STARTED 
“GREAT 
AN? “ING SAGE." 


THEN NONSENSE 










CUT MY i 
SHITCHING ARM 
a OFF IN 
“AUTO 
BATTLE 


MODE.” 

















THE ORC 
DISASTER'S 
ARM 
REGEN- 
ERATING 


PSSESESS. —_ 
Wt Ptrggggreee 





EATER/ 





IT ALSO 
STOPS THAT'S 
BLOOD BLACK 


LOSS, FLAME 
HOWEVER, ALONG 


WHICH MEANS THE CUT, 
IT WILL NOT TO SMOKE 








BE FATAL... THE FLESH 
AND 
PREVENT 
HIS REGEN- 
ERATION. 





MAINTAIN 
A FLAME 
DEMANDS FAR 
FINER CONTROL 
THAN SIMPLY 
UNLEASHING A 
BRIEF BUT 
POWERFUL 
CONFLA- 
GRATION. 


FOR ALL 
OF LORD 
RIMURU'S 
POWER, 
I OID NOT 
THINK HE 
WOULD 
HAVE THE 
PRECISION 
NEEDED 
FOR SUCH 
CONTROL. 












ITIS AS 
THOUGH HE - 
BECAME A 
DIFFERENT 
PERSON... 


1B} On / ¢ 
touch 
them! 
The yy" re e 
corr’ sive 


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D 
yf iy /) 


LV 
i \ YI Mu (i ; j 


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We AY 


Nt ee \\ 
Sient . 


TETANY 
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: 


H-HE 
REGREW 
HIS ARM 


jay 
Ww 
wa 
¥9 
Pe 
sx) 
Q 


HIS ARM, 
FLAME 
AND ALL 





72 


IT'S A 
we THAT = SHAME 
YOUR ae 
LIFE 


WHATEVER 
"STARVED" 
CORRODES 
BECOMES 
OUR FOOD. 





73 


la 
ow 
co 
+S 
us 

uo 














WHICH 


JF I CAN 


USE My 

SLIME 

STICKI- 
NESS TO 
HOLD HIM 
IN PLACE 
UNTIL HE 

BURNS 


A POSSIBILITY 
THAT GREAT 
SAGE SET 
ASIDE AS 
UTTERLY 
IMPROBABLE. 


N arommsr| fe 








MAKE IT 
LOOK LIKE 
YOU GOT 
MELTED BY 
SELECTIVELY 
TRANSFORM- 
ING OUT OF 
HUMAN 
FORM. 








vy 






THERE'S 
JUST ONE 
PROBLEM 

ON My 
MIND. 





CONFIRMED: 
ORC DISASTER 
GELO HAS 
GAINED FLAME 
ATTACK 
RESISTANCE. 


“WORDS OF 
THE WORLD.” 
My SUSFI- 
CIONS WERE 
CORRECT. 


JU fi\\ 
SWITCH LY | ALTER 


OuT, O/ Wf ~geQ |IN tactics 
GREAT OR OJIN) iMMEDI- 
SAGE. ep 





SIMISTIC, FE 
PARTNER. 


THANKS 
TO YOU, 
I KNOW 
HOW TO 
BEAT THIS 
GUY. 


THE 
FLARE 
CIRCLE 
Is 
DISPERS- 
ING? 


DUNNO, 
YOU 
MIGHT'VE 
BEEN 
HAPPIER 
JUST 
BURNING 
INTO ASH. 


SEEMS 
YOUR 
FLAMES 
DO NOT 
AFFECT 








LOOK 
CLOSER. 


WRETCH 


eo 





YOU DON'T 
HAVE THE 
EXCLUSIVE 
PATENT 
ON EATING 
PEOPLE. 


REPAIRING 
EATEN 
PARTS 

WITH 
“SELF=- 
REGENERA- 


LIKELI- 
Hooo OF 
DEVOURING 
IT FIRST 
15.33 


REPAIRING 
CORROOED 
PARTS WITH 
“ULTRA- 
SPEEDO 
REGENERA- 
TION." 





> 
yy 
S 
SI 
3 


WHOA... 
WHAT 
AMI 

LOOKING 
ATP 





IT WILL 
HELP YOU 
GROW UP 

BIG AND 
STRONG. 























wn THERE 
WOULD BE 
NO HOPE. 
LEFT OR 
ORCKIND. 


IF WE 
WERE TO 
LOSE EVEN 
OUR KING 
IN THE 
MIDST 
OF THIS 


FAMINE... 





AND YET 
MY FLESH 
WILL ALWAYS 
REGROW, NO 
MATTER HOW 
MUCH OF IT 
I TEAR 
LOOSE. 


THE ONE 
BORN 


YESTERDAY 


IS ON 
DEATH'S 
DOOR 
ALREADY. 


PLACE IS 
UNDER THE 
PROTECTION 

OF THE 
STORM 
DRAGON... 


A 
YOUNGLING 
BORN 
JUST TWO 
DAYS AGO 
STARVED TO 
DEATH THIS 
MORNING. 


IF THIS IS 
NOT THE 


HOPE, THEN 
WHAT 19? 


THE 
FOREST, 





... ANOTHER 
YOUNG 


IF UTILIZED 


WELL, THIS 
INDIVIDUAL = GREAT 
COULD BEAN power 
ORC LORD... HIDDEN 
PERHAPS WITEIN: 
EVEN A 
DEMON LORD— 
AN ORC 
DISASTER. 


THERE IS 


























OH... 
THIS MUST 
BE THE 
MEMORY 
OF GELD, 
THE ORC 
OISASTER aoe 


THIS IS 
WHERE 
HE MET 
GELMLD, 
THEN. 



































AND HE 
TAUGHT 
ME ABOUT 
"STARVED," 
THE GIFT 
OF THE 
ORC LORD. 


IN 
THIS WAY, 
I COULD 
SAVE MY 
PEOPLE. 


HE GAVE ME 
SUSTENANCE 
AND A NAME. 


AS AN 
ORC LORD, 
IF I EAT, 
ALL THOSE 
UNDER THE 
SWAY OF 
"STARVED" 
CANNOT 
DIE OF 
HUNGER, 


Yes, 1 
MAY HAVE 
BEEN THE 
PAWN OF 
A WICKED 
SCHEME... 





WITHOUT 
YOUR 
CORROSIVE 
STRENGTH, 
I HAVE THE 
YOU'RE ADVANTAGE 
GOING IN CON- 
TO SUMPTIVE 
LOSE. ABILITY. 


PEOPLE 
ARE 
STARV- 
ING. 


I 
CANNOT 
AFFORD 
TO LOSE. 


1 ATE 
MASTER 
GELMUD. 


YOU MIGHT BE 
A SLIME THAT 
CAN DEVOUR 
ANYTHING, BUT 
I MUST NOT 
ALLOW YOU TO 
DEVOUR ME. 


DEVOURED 
THE OTHER 
MONSTERS, 





 . IF I DIE, 

THERE MY PEOPLE 
CAN a : WILL BE 
BE NO ; HELD RE- 


TURNING FS i | SPONSIBLE 
3 Wy FOR MY 





































































































ad MUST — ENBURE 


THAT MY 
ces Li PEOPLE 
worp’s PO NOT 
STARVATION TARVE 
WITHINMY 
OWN BELLY 














IF YOU 
ARE 
"STARVED," 

THEN I 
AM A 
"DEVOURER." 












I WILL 
DEVOUR 
YOUR 
SINS, 
AND THE 
SINS OF 
YOUR 
KIND. 


{ } 
t 


AR 


MUST 
NOT... 


DEVOUR... 
OUR SINS? 
MINE 
AND MY 
PEOPLE'S 
? 


SO 
SLEEP, 
AND 
BE AT 
PEACE. 











GREEDY 
DEVOURER ONE. 


———— 


Me 
YAS 


SS 


AiFz 
r< 


N 
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if 3 
} 


SS 





LORD 
RIMURU 


HAS 
FINALLY 
LOST 
HIS 
CON- 
SC/OUS- 
NESS 
WITHIN 

















CLEANING UP 
AFTER THE 
WAR /S 
ALWAYS THE 


HARDEST 
PART, WHICH- 
EVER WORLD 

YOU'RE IN. 

























YOU HAVE 
FULFILLED 
YOUR 
PROMISE 
TO ME WITH 
ADMIRABLE 
SKILL, LORD 
RIMURU. 


HERE'S 
THAT 
SHREWD 
LAby, 
NOTA 
MOMENT 
TOO 
SOON. 


96 





IT 
WILL TAKE 
PLACE IN 
THE EARLY 
MORNING 
TOMORROW, 
IN THE 
FOREST 
CLEARING 
JUST TO THE 
SOUTHWEST 
OF HERE. 


f 


) A 
NIG Ia wt 
ye A et 


”/ 
‘4h 


IN MY 
CAPACITY 


DIALOGUE FOREST, 
WITH THE 
INTENTION 

OF RE- 
SOLVING 
THIS SIT- 





R 
ue we 
wh . 














AND 
SINCE I 
ASSUME 

THERE 
WILL 
BE NO 
ARGU- 
MENTS 
TO THE 
CONTRARY 





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0, (AC 
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f 
























SO IT LOOKS 
LIKE I WON'T 
NEED TO BE 
IN CHARGE 
OF ALL THE 
REBUILDING. 


ANY 
RACES WHO 
WISH TO 
PARTICIPATE 
OUGHT TO 


SELECT A 
REPRESEN- 

THAT TATIVE TO 
Is ARGUE THEIR 

POSITION. 





SEE, 
THIS 





/S WHY 
SHE SHE'S 
KNOWS THE 


NCEO.” 








...I NOW 
DECLARE 
RIMURU 
TEMPEST 


THE 
CHAIRMAN 
OF THE 
ASSEMBLY! 














HEY, 

RIGURD. 

How's IT 

HANGING 
=) 


YZ Jif | Mihi \W\ Qs 





WE MUST 
PREPARE 
A FEAST 
AT ONCE 









A 


totter 11 


ONLY CAME FIRST, 
BACK TO CALM 
DELIVER THE DOWN. 
NEWS, SINCE We CAN 

I FIGURE HOLD 
YOU WERE = THAT INA 
WORRIED. MONTH. 
I HAVE TO 
LEAVE AGAIN 
RIGHT AWAY. 


PASS THE 
NEWS TO 
THINGS ARE SHUNA, 
ABOUT TO KUROBEI, 
GET BUSY. AND 
ARE YOU KAIJIN'S 
READY FOR BUNCH. 
THAT? 





102 





TRUST 
BUT ME, I'D 
I'VE GOT LOVE 
WHAT'S A REAL TO 


THAT IMPORTANT TAKE A 
JOB, JOB, WHICH BREAK 
YOU I'M NOT 
ASK THAT GOOD 
e AT, LEFT 
TO DO. 





concn @ The Jura Forest Alliance 














FACIL/- 


TATING 
A Ol4- 
LOGUE. 














1. THE 
LIZAROMAN 
CHIEFTAIN, 
HIS HEAD 
(GAB/RU WAS GUARD AND 


IMPRISONED SECOND IN 
FOR TREASON, 
BY THE WAY). 


..TREYNI... 


A COUPLE 
OF THE 
GOBLINS 
GAB/IRU WAS 
LEADING 
AROUND... 





104 


AFTER THE 
EFFECTS OF 
“STARVED” WORE 
OFF, THEY SEEM 
RATIONAL AGAIN, 


AND TEN 

| REPRESEN- 
TATIVES 

FROM THE 


BUT THEIR MORAL 
NUMBNESS /S 
GONE AS WELL, 
ANDO NOW THEY 

WEAR A DEATHLY 
FPALLOR. 


AND WHO 
THOUGHT 
SAYING, 
“LET'S MAKE 
RIMURU 


TEMPEST THE 
CHAIRMAN,” 
WAS A GOOD 
IDEAP! 


GREAT. 
AND YOU'RE 
JUST GONNA 

S/T THERE 
AND SMILE, 
HUH? 





105 























SO I'LL 





ON THE 


TLL OTHER 
JUST HAND, 
HAVE TO THERE'S 
COME REALLY 
UP WITH NO GOOD 
SOME- WAY OUT 
THING OF THIS. 
AS BEST 
I CAN. 





THIS IS 
A FIRST 
FOR ME. 
I'M NOT 

SURE 
HOW TO 
PROCEED. 


FIRST OF ALL, 
I WANT TO BE 
ABSOLUTELY 
CLEAR: I HAVE 
NO INTENTION 
OF JUDGING 
THE ORCS FOR 
THEIR CRIMES. 





106 





107 


I'LL 
EXPLAIN THAT 


MIGHT NOT 
THE CAUSES SELL 


WITH THE 
LIZARDMEN, 


THAT LED TO || <//\\\ /.'@ WHO WERE 

THIS ARMED AN WN THEIR 
UPRISING Wye PRIMARY 
OF THEIRS. / | aper VICTIMS. 








AND 
THIS 
MAJIN 
NAMED 
GELMUD 


BUT BASED THAT 
ON THEIR DOES NOT 


DESPERATE MEAN THAT 
SITUATION, INVASION AND 


THEY DO NOT PILLAGING 
HAVE THE IS FORGIVEN, 
RESOURCES TO OF COURSE. 
PAY FOR THE 
LOSSES THEY 
CAUSED. 














IF YOU 
HAVE ANY 
PROBLEMS 
WITH THAT, 
YOU COME 

TO ME. 


EVERYTHING 
I SAID IS 
WHAT OUGHT 
TO BE SAID. 
THEY'RE 
POLITE 
EXCUSES. 










































BUT I CAN'T 

. AT THE FIRST 
a e = SIGN OF 
y f EITHER. 





























YEAH, 
EXPECT 
THAT THIS 
GO OVER 
WITHOUT A 
COMPLAINT. 





IT'S 





NOT 









I UNDER- 
STAND... 
BUT THERE IS 
SOMETHING 
SLIGHTLY 
FOUL 
ANSWER, 
I FEEL. 


lke 
Oe 
3 a te 
glen 
f" a 
te 
de 
| ites 


|| ANYONE WHO 
2 OPPOSES 
THIS MUST 
UNDERSTAND 
THE CONSE- 
QUENCES. 


SURVIVAL 
OF THE 

IT FITTEST... 
WOULD YES, I 


NOT SUPPOSE 
REFLECT YOU'RE 
WELL RIGHT. 
UPON THE 
LIZARDMEN 
IF I RAISED 
A FUSS 
ABOUT 
THIS 
Now. 


THERE IS ONE 
UNCHANGING 
RULE THAT 
IS SHARED 
AMONG ALL 
MONSTERS. 


WHY... YOU 
MUST BE 
ANOTHER 
KIJIN, LIKE 





YOU 
ARE THE 
VICTOR 
OF THIS 
I CANNOT WAR, 
DISAGREE _-LORD 
WITH YOUR RIMURU. 
DECISIONS. 


BUT THAT 
MATTER 
ASIDE... 

THERE 


IS ONE 

THING 

I MUST 
ASK YOU. 


RS 


SS 
N 





WHY, 
WHAT AN 
AGREEABLE 
FELLOW. 
THIS NEVER 
HAPPENED 
WITH HUMAN 
PEOPLE. 





PERFECTLY 
REASON- 
ABLE 
QUESTION. 


FROM My 
GLANCE 
INTO 
.. WAS DUE GELD'S 


THE ORC I KNOW 


TRIBES THAT THIS 
MOVING LARGE 


TOGETHER NUMBER... 
TO ESCAPE 
THE FAMINE. 


THIS 
MIGHT 
SOUND 
LIKE A 
FLIGHT 
OF FANCY 
TO YOU... 





GOOD 
QUESTION. 
THEY LOST 

MUCH OF 
THEIR NUMBER 
IN THE BATTLE, 

BUT THERE 
ARE STILL 

AT LEAST 

150,000 

OF THEM. 


NOT ALL 
OF THOSE 
750,000 
ARE 
WARRIORS. 





112 





113 


WE'LL 

SPLIT 

UP THE 
.. AND ORCS 
THEY'LL INTO 
PROVIDE VARIOUS 
PHYSICAL AREAS 
LABOR IN FIRST... 
THEIR NEW 
HOME 
REGIONS. 
























































AND IN 
EXCHANGE, 
WE'LL GIVE 
THEM FOOD 

AND A 
PLACE TO 

LIVE, YOU 

MEAN? 


...BUT WHAT 
IF ALL THE 
DIFFERENT 

RACES 
LIVING IN 

THE FOREST 

FORMED A 
KIND OF 
ALLIANCE? 





BE FREE, 
OF COURSE. 
SHORT-HANDED, 
THE ORCS WILL 
BE PROVIDING 
THEIR OWN 


RELY ON THE 
PROFESSIONALS 
IN OUR TOWN 
TO PROVIDE 
THEM WITH THE 
TECHNICAL 
SUPPORT FOR 
HOMES. 











LEARNED THE 
TOOLS OF THE 
TRADE, THEN 
YOU'LL BE ABLE 
TO BUILD 
YOUR OWN 
VILLAGES. 


THEN YOU 
AND YOUR 
SCATTERED 

PEOPLE WILL 

BE ABLE 

TO LIVE 
TOGETHER 

ONCE 

AGAIN. 





114 



















A-AND 
YOU REALLY 
THINK WE 
SHOULD BE 
ALLOWED 
IN THIS 
ALLIANCE 

2 


CMe 








ULTIMATELY, 
I THINK IT'D 
BE KIND 
OF COOL 
TO BUILD 


A NATION 
WHERE 
DIVERSE 
SPECIES 
COEXIST. 


ONLY 

IF YOU 

SLACKING WORK 

OFF IS HARD. 
NOT AN 


OF COURSE, |. 





SOMETIMES 
ISTILL 
DON'T GET 
HOW THESE 
MONSTERS 
THINK. 


HUH? ISN'T 
THIS SOME 
KIND OF... 
RITUAL 
THING? 


WHAT ARE THEY 
DOING? 1S THIS 
SOME KIND OF 
CUSTOM THAT 
GOES ALONG 
WITH FORMING 
AN ALLIANCE? 










































































VERY GOOD. 


THEN AS THE | 


HereBy }) VX ' OVERSEER 


ANNOUNCE \ AIAN) OF THE 
FOREST... 


NO, 
IT ISN'T. 
OH, LORD 
RIMURU... 


HUH? 
WHY ARE 
THEY 
BOWING 
TO MEP 





CHANCELLOR 


toed 






HIS NAME, 
WE HAVE 
FORMED 





NOT SO FAST! 
WHY ARE YOU 
KNEELING, 
TOO? 
DON’T YOU 


KNOW THAT I 
VIEW YOU AS 
THE COMPANY 
PRESIDENT, 
CEO TYPE OF 
FIGURE?! 





HANG ON! 
WHY /SN’'T 
TREYN THE 
CHANCEL- 
LORP! 





WORKING THEN. 
WITH YOU 
FOLKS. 


LIKE THAT, 
AS BUCKETS 
OF COLD 


THE JURA SWEAT RAN 


FOREST OFF OF ME... 


ALLIANCE 
WAS 
FORMED. 





1 MEAN, 
KISIN! 





We we 
Matin 





Hick Tm a 
THAT YOU 
"RULE OF Wy NS ; STILL WISH 
SURVIVAL ‘ TO WIPE 
, : OUT ALL THE 
ORCS WHO 
ATTACKED 
YOUR 
VILLAGE. 





BUT I BEG I 
OF YOU... S KNOW FULL 


LET MY WELL THAT 
HEAD PAY \ L ASK tOR 
+OR OUR A” somentina 
CRIMES.,, ) \ J DONOT 
AND YOUR DESERVE. 

MERCY! 





HE ASKED 

ME WHAT 

THE KIJIN 

pilgaig ‘ f" COUNCIL 
Fak  / i Be MEETING. 












WE 
t HAVE NO 
TOLD HIM pane 
THAT WE 
WISH TO ypog 
CONTINUE BE 
WORKING 
UNDER HIS 
LEADER- 
SHIP. 












122 












APPARENTLY, 









I AM THE 
















"SAMURAI," ee 
LORD SEEING OUR 
RIMURU'S CONTRIBU- 
PERSONAL TIONS 
THIS TIME. 


GUARD! 


; 
me 


HAKURO 
IS THE 
"INSTRUC- 


youcAN \ 7 2 | 
SEEHOWIN | © A EVEN THE 
CONTROL HE jf x TWO WHO 
Is, BECAUSE aay iY | GI) — WEREN'T 
Noor mess [he (7 HERE GOT 
IDEAS EVEN IN [f > |g ; TITLES. 
THE MIDST OF _— FT. FF 

BATTLE. 





AND I 
HAVE BEEN 
DECLARED 

THE 


"SAMURAI 
GENERAL." 













I'VE BEEN 


PUT IN 
CHARGE 
GIVEN OF 
MY MILITARY 










RESPON- MATTERS. 
SIBILI- 





BE FOOLISH 
OF ME TO 
DESTROY j 
PROMISING / 
] POTENTIAL j 
4, PARTNERS. 












BUT 
IF YOU 
JOIN OUR 
ALLIANCE 
AND CALL 


CELLOR, 
YOU ARE 
NOT MY 


FOLLOW 
HIM— 

L COULD 

NEVER BE 


HOSTILE! 


THEN 
WE'RE 
ALLIES IN 
SERVICE 
OF THE 
SAME 
MASTER. 













HIM CHAN- 


IF YOU 
BEAR 
ILL WILL 
TOWARD 
LORD 
RIMURU, 
THEN I 
WILL 
SHOW 
YOU NO 
MERCY 






















AND 
I WILL 
TH 
Y. 


AT 
AS YOUR 
APOLOG 






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S 
_ S 


$ SS 


<~ 


SS 


Or 





I just wart 
fo turn into 
cold sweat 

and evaporate 
into nothing. 





Bonus 
Short Story 


Veldora's Slime Observation Journal 


od oO) to ROLY FG) s Ce 


Veldora's Slime Observation Journal 


~FULL STOMACH~ 


@ORC DISASTER ® 


Admittedly, it is starting to get difficult to find titles for these 
journal entries. Regardless, how is everyone else these days? 


Tam fine. 

"Yes, Master Veldora, but you're still trapped in here..." 
Silence. 

Do you think I am not aware of my captivity at all times?! 


But I suppose this does not matter. What is of more im- 
portance now is the fact that Rimuru’s battle is entering its 
climactic stage. 


With the help of his kijin companions, Rimuru has laid waste 
to the greater officers of the orcish horde. The horde itself 
cannot be ignored, of course, but it is largely toothless as a 
fighting force now. 


The orc lord still remains, but his dullard nature does not 
inspire much fear, if you ask me. 


Before long, however, the situation grows much darker. Now 
there is some kind of majin wearing a silly mask prancing 
about the scene. 


"What is the meaning of this?!" he screeched at Rimuru. He is 
panicked and nervous, a sure sign that he is small of heart. 


And yet he calls himself "the Great Gelmud." Not to mention 
that he is explaining all of the details of his plan. What an 
embarrassing display. 


"This majin is no match for Lord Rimuru,” said Ifrit, agreeing 
with me. 


However, he is mistaken in one respect, so I corrected him: 
"frit, fellows like this one are most beneficial, in fact—he will 
tell you all his secrets before he is destroyed. If we simply 
killed him right at the start, we would not learn all the facets 
of this plan he is blabbering about." 


"Ah, I see! And that is why Lord Rimuru sits back and ob- 
serves, rather than taking action?" 


"Precisely!" For Rimuru is a clever fellow. Not at all like this 
fool, Gelmud. 


As | expected, he has revealed all sorts of important informa- 
tion. His goal in this campaign is to create a new demon lord 
in this land. 


In my opinion, however, the truly pitiful ones are the orc lord 
and the lizardman Gabiru. They have been the unwitting 
tools of such a small-minded, would-be demagogue. 


"Ah, yes! I understand! I can see why Gabiru is so worthy 
of pity, despite his proud, draconic element. Could it be that 
being named by such a small, petty man has warped his 
personality?" 


Hrm?! 


Isee. That would certainly line up with the facts. You do me 
proud as my chief of staff, Ifrit. 


"I suppose there is some merit to what you say. In fact, it is 
exactly what I was thinking," I said happily. Clearly there can 
be no other reason. If Ifrit had not put that thought together, 
someone else would have eventually. But enough about that. 


",..Gabiru. His timing is excellent." 


Surprisingly enough, Gelmud cast an attack spell, Death- 
march Dance, on Gabiru, who might as well be like a son 

to him. It is a piddling spell, just a few magical projectiles 
controlled with aura, but even Gelmud's energy is far beyond 
Gabiru's. A direct hit would surely be fatal. 


"It seems he wants to feed Gabiru to the orc lord so that the 
lord's powers can grow further," [frit surmised. "He is wreak- 
ing havoc in your territory, Master Veldora. It is unforgiv- 
able." 


He is correct, of course, but something in that statement 
caught my attention. 


"But Ifrit, were you not wreaking havoc in my forest as well?" 
".,.Erm, er, was I? I don't seem to recall..." 


Is it me, or has this elemental been getting much saucier in 
recent days? He was perfectly well-behaved at first. I cannot 
imagine whose behavior has been rubbing off on him. 


"You and I are the only ones here, Master Veldora. Sometimes 
we hear Lord Rimuru's voice, but that is a one-way commu- 
nication only, through one of his skills." 


"That is true. I can read Rimuru's thoughts, but it seems that 
it requires a considerable amount of effort for Rimuru to 
make his will known to me. It is not easy for us to communi- 
cate, alas." 


Of course, I am under no obligation whatsoever to reveal to 
Ifrit my secret correspondence with Rimuru about playing 
shogi. 


"Yes, which would mean that I am being influenced by..." 
"Hrm?! Ah, g-good point. You are under no one's influence. It 
is my mistake. Indeed, it was all a mistake. Kwaaaa ha ha ha!" 
I laughed, to hide my embarrassment. 

Indeed, I was very nearly in danger of promoting the idea 
that my influence causes others to be rude. That would be 


impossible. 


Best to change the topic. Time to see what is happening out- 
side. This Gelmud will not last long, I suspect. 


Rimuru is furious that Gelmud sacrificed Gabiru for his own 


ends. Some demon lord or another ordered Gelmud to go 
around naming monsters in the Jura Forest, we've learned. 
Now there is no longer any excuse for allowing Gelmud to 
leave alive. 


Hostages are meaningless to a demon lord, and this confes- 
sion alone has little evidentiary value. He can simply claim 
that he has no idea what this is about, thus denying the state- 
ment is evidence of anything. 


It is certainly what I would do, were I to be accused of any- 
thing. 


Ages ago, when I destroyed the city of the vampiress, I in- 
sisted that I had nothing to do with it. And nobody believed 
me, So it was quite the disaster, really. 


",..50...you got what was coming to you?" 
"Did I?" 


"Yes. It's a surprise to me that you thought anyone would 
believe you." 


Hrm. This is news to me. But not everything goes one's way 
all the time, and this was long in the past. 


"I don't think that saying it happened a long time ago means 
you weren't in the wrong..." 


Ifrit is certainly clinging to this topic, isn't he? He seems up- 
set about it, but if 1 worry about that, I've lost the argument. 
More important is the matter of Gelmud. 


Rimuru wasn't the only one in a righteous fury. The same 
could be said of Benimaru, Shion, and Hakuro! The kijin 
companions bore open rage at Gelmud. It must be because of 
the sacking of their village. 


For his part, Gelmud is a higher majin who performed many 
namings. If he had not lost so much of his magical energy 
through that process, he might have found a better outcome 
for himself. However, the difference between one who ma- 


nipulates others and those who put themselves on the line 
for vengeance is vast. 


"Th-this can't be happening! H-how can I be trapped like 
this?!" Gelmud squealed. 


He tried to escape, but the entrance of the swift, blue-haired 
Soei put a stop to that idea. The contest was all but over at 
this point. 


"We've won. Kwa ha ha ha!” 


Rimuru left Gelmud to the kijin and turned his attention to 
the orc lord instead. The leader of the orcs was in the thrall of 
his own power. It was all he had in order to protect his popu- 
lation of two hundred thousand. No wonder it was causing 
his own consciousness to grow thin. 


And yet, it seemed clear that he stands no chance against 
Rimuru. But what happened next stunned even me. 


"H-help me, orc lord! I mean...Geld!!" screeched Gelmud, 
who abandoned all of his pride as a higher majin and scram- 
bled for his life. But the orc lord's distorted mind responded 
to his summons in a distorted way. It is hard to believe, but I 
suppose this is how the namer and the named are bound. 


The orc lord attempted to grant Gelmud's wish. With one fell 
swoop of his meat cleaver, he freed Gelmud's head from his 
shoulders. 


To be honest, I expected this to happen. Naming a monster is, 
by its nature, a dangerous act. Placing a being stronger than 
oneself beneath you upsets the order of the strong eating the 
weak. It was inevitable that this would happen. 


Confirmed: the individual Geld is evolving into a Demon Lord seed. 
Hmm. That was the "Words of the World." And demon lord 
seed, you say? That means he is growing into that dreaded 


being. 


Gelmud's ambition was to bring about a new demon lord 


in this land. And the surest way to grant this wish was for 
Gelmud himself to be devoured in order to bring about that 
evolution. 


It was the correct choice. And the orc lord's decisiveness in 
carrying out that choice is worthy of merit. 


... Complete. The individual Geld has evolved into the demon lord 
"Ore Disaster.” 


Orc Disaster, eh? 


So the orc lord has evolved into the rank of demon lord. One 
never knows what might happen on the battlefield. 

He does not appear to be the type of foe that requires great 
sacrifice to overcome, but who can say? 


Frustrated that I could not jump out to take part in the fight, I 
was forced to stay put and watch the outcome with Ifrit. 


@ THE SUBMISSIVE DEMON LORD @ 


The Orc Disaster's magical energy is far beyond anything he 
had before evolving. Now he devours the bodies littering the 
battlefield to satisfy his raging hunger. 


But more importantly, I have made an incredible discov- 
ery! Much as a pawn may be promoted in a game of shogi, 
I feared that the orc lord was about to undergo a similar 
change. I laughed the feeling off, thinking my powerful 
imagination was getting away from me, but in retrospect, I 
might as well have prophesied the evolution of the orc lord 
in that moment. 


"They call that a 'flag,' apparently." 
"What?" 


"According to Lord Rimuru's wisdom, making knowing 
statements in the midst of battle is forbidden. Just like how 


you said, 'We've won, kwa ha ha ha!' earlier, Master Veldora. 
That's called a flag, and it's one of the reasons things turned 
against us in dramatic fashion." 


Could this be? That would mean that I am essentially respon- 
sible for this situation. 


Well done, me. 


No one can accomplish the great and mighty deeds that I 
bring about. The extent of my incredible capabilities almost 
frightens me! Even locked behind this damnable seal, my will 
is capable of affecting the entire world around me. 


"Well, if you're happy with that, I'm not going to complain, 
Master Veldora," Ifrit said. He seemed a bit peeved, but that 
is surely just my imagination. 


As for the battle, by evolving into the Orc Disaster, the orc 
lord has regained his senses. He knows enough to introduce 
himself as Geld, and now makes full use of the power that he 
was barely aware of before. 


He will be a fearsome enemy now. 


While a demon lord seed is merely a step on the way to being 
a fully-fledged demon lord, it is still a dreadful being far 
above the average monster or majin. And the first to recog- 
nize this change were the battle-hardened kijin. 


Shion was the first to strike. Those bountiful breasts of hers 
are always resting upon Rimuru like a cushion. It drives me 
mad with jealou—erm, pardon me. 


Shion struck at Geld with her tremendous power. Normally, 
this would be the end of it, but the enemy is now a Disaster- 
class foe. It will not be as easy as it was before. 


Geld took the brunt of her blow without flinching, and 
emerged superior. I am not surprised. In fact, I relish a good 
fight. 


"You do know that it's not about whether the fight is 'good' 


or 'bad,' but the fact that if Lord Rimuru dies, you're going to 
die too...right?" 


"Perhaps. But in that case, a new storm dragon will be born 
elsewhere." 


"T see. Well, that's a relief—" 


"But while the new dragon shall inherit my memory, it shall 
not receive my will and personality. My soul will vanish here, 
while a new soul will inhabit the reborn storm dragon. Kwaa 
ha ha ha!" 


"Wait, why are you laughing about that?!" asked the Ifrit. 


My point is that he ought to worry more about himself than 
about me. "It is not such a surprise. I swore an oath to believe 
in Rimuru. So I can leave all of this to him now. If he fails and 
proves himself unfit for the task, then that was simply my 
fate." 


because of your whims that I have been granted extra life, 
Master Veldora. I do wish that I could see Lord Leon once 
again, but I suppose that will never happen now. It's impor- 
tant to recognize reality for what it is, and accept it." 


... He makes such grandiose exaggerations, this fellow. 


Still. Though this is not exactly my view, he is correct in the 
broader sense. There is little need to set him straight. In my 
case, I merely wish to enjoy my life, but this is not the situa- 
tion to deliver a speech to that effect. 


It would seem that Shion's attack was meant as a distraction 
to unbalance Geld and allow Hakuro the chance to strike. 
The elderly fellow's skill with the blade is of the highest cali- 
ber. Something in it reminds me of the legendary hero that 
fought me. It would be weak against the rare creature with 
Physical Resistance, but his technique alone places him as the 
strongest of the kijin, in my opinion. 


Hakuro struck off Geld's head. Brilliant! I thought, but in no 


time at all, Geld picked up his severed head and stuck it back 
on. 


"I'm telling you, those assumptions are flags..." 
Oh! Whoopsy, daisy. 


Perhaps my idle thoughts have strengthened Geld yet again. 
Still, this is not yet the time to panic. 


The strongest attack available to the kijin comes from their 
leader, Benimaru. And Soei did the hard work of immobiliz- 
ing Geld so that the full brunt of Benimaru's strength can 
strike true. 


Given enough time, Geld should be able to escape Soei's 
"Sticky Steel Thread," but Benimaru has ample opportunity 
to unleash his best. 


The wide-area conflagration attack: "Hell Flare." 


Because he had already used it multiple times, the scale of 
it was smaller than usual. Still, it was more than powerful 
enough to burn a single target to a crisp. 


"See that, frit?! Not even Geld's incredible regenerative abil- 
ity can withstand such superheated flames! That hellfire even 
contains elements of my Black Flame ability, so surely he 
must be dead now!" 


"I told you, you shouldn't say things like—" 

Oh! Now Ranga has joined the fray! On Benimaru's orders, 
he released a "Death Storm." Every last ounce of his magicule 
energy went into it, with a pinpoint attack against Geld. 

"It's over now." 

"Well, let's hope so..." 

This Ifrit truly cannot keep himself from worrying. There is 


no way that a newborn demon lord seed could withstand 
such a furious consecutive assault! 


"There, you see, Master Veldora? He's still alive." 
"What...?!" 


I could not believe my ears and eyes. By expelling all of his 
energy at once, Geld neutralized the damage, then devoured 
his own blood and flesh to power his healing ability. Only 
this mad tactic could allow him to withstand that combina- 
tion attack. 


It would seem that I have underestimated the Orc Disaster 
and his unique skill, "Starved." 


Geld suffered great damage, but eating helps him recover 
from it. He ate his own followers to heal his wounds. If there 
is anyone who can hope to defeat Geld at full health... 

"Lord Rimuru is stepping forth." 

...then it must be you. 


Go, Rimuru! 


He must be confident, because he spurned Benimaru's help 
and insisted on facing Geld alone. What will happen now? 


With one swipe of the sword, Rimuru severed Geld's right 
arm. This time, it showed no signs of re-growing. With per- 
fect "Black Flame" control, he covered the wound to prevent 
Geld's regenerative ability from kicking in. This seems like a 
promising strategy. 


In any case, everything I have is riding upon you. 


Go forth, Rimuru, and show us your true power! 


@ THAT WHICH DEVOURS ALL 


Rimuru sprang into action, nimbler than ever before. Surely 
this is due to my emotional support. 


His plan must be to slice Geld into fine pieces, and use "Black 
Flame" to prevent the Orc Disaster's regeneration. But when 
did Rimuru get so adept at utilizing his skills? Even the kijin 
seem amazed. 


Sensing that a close positioning was to his disadvantage, 
Geld switched to employing long-range attacks. This adap- 
tive use of strategy shows him to be far smarter now than in 
his previous state. 

"Deathmarch Dance!" 

Geld is using the same attack as that of the diminutive majin, 
Gelmud. But in this case, each little magical projectile has the 
power of the unique skill "Starved" attached. In other words, 
this "Chaos Eater" intends to devour its targets. Needless to 
say, the force of the attack is terrible. 

"This Orc Disaster Geld is beyond what I imagined..." 
"Indeed. He's got even more magical energy than you, Ifrit." 


"He does. Nearly twice as much, I imagine." 


"Your estimate is accurate. And for your information, I have 
over a hundred times your energy!" 


"I see. But that isn't really very interesting, so..." 

What? Ifrit, did you know that you are allowed to express 
your shock and admiration at this fact? It makes me sad to be 
dismissed so easily. 


"More important, they've caught Lord Rimuru, Master!" 


"Whaaaat?!" 


I'd been preparing a very good boast, but the situation 
outside demands attention. Geld's severed arm had regrown, 
and he grabbed Rimuru with it. 


That means Rimuru can no longer take advantage of his su- 
perior fleetness. Could this be a moment of life or death?! 


"It's a shame that your life will end in my belly. Whatever 
‘Starved’ corrodes becomes our food. You will melt to your 
death." 


",..Negative." 
So it's...not a moment of life or death?! 


If anything, Rimuru's attitude suggests that this was all ac- 
cording to some kind of plan. 


"Flare Circle." 


Oooh!! Yes, now I see. Rimuru let it appear as though Geld 
had caught him, but in fact, it was he who was absorbing 
Geld. By enacting a Flare Circle, he simply ensured that there 
will be no escape. 


"That's one of my better attacks, only more powerful than 
before," muttered Ifrit, a bit sadly. I can understand that—it 
hurts a little to see one's own proud technique utilized by 
others to greater effect. 


"That's no surprise. Rimuru simply has more energy than 
you. But do you really think this is the end?" 


"The instantaneous power of Hell Flare is tremendous, but it 
only lasts a few seconds at best. But Flare Circle will continue 
until the target is incinerated. No matter how incredible the 
Orc Disaster's regeneration is, there is little he can do now," 
Ifrit opined. 


But I think differently. What I've learned from this fight is 
that a battle of historical proportions is completely unpredict- 
able. One cannot know what will happen. I think Rimuru 

is of the same mind; his expression is tense, with no hint of 
ease. 


Confirmed: Orc Disaster Geld has gained Flame Attack Resistance. 
I knew it. I knew this would happen! 
"Master Veldora?" 


"Do not panic, Ifrit. This is another of your 'flags,' yes? But I 
presume that Rimuru foresaw this coming as well." 


"So you trust Lord Rimuru to handle this?" 
"Of course." I trust him far more than any story flag. 
"It seems your flames do not affect me," boasted Geld. 


"Is that so? I dunno, you might've been happier just burning 
into ash," said Rimuru, grinning confidently. Of course he has 
some plan in mind. 


Oh! Look at that!! 


Rimuru melted and clung to Geld all over. At that point, 
strength alone cannot pull him loose. This was the meaning 
behind Rimuru's actions! 


"Quite the master stroke. At this point, there is no way for a 
power-type monster to counteract him." 


"L agree," said Ifrit. "With my spiritual body, this would not 
be a problem, but for those monsters stuck in a material 
body, this would be impossible to overcome." 


Indeed. Power is meaningless in this context. Geld has the 
ability to eat his foes, but in this situation, it is merely a 
contest of strength. Each one has regenerative ability, and 
devouring others is a central part of their power. Whoever 
can eat the other more quickly will win. 


While they might seem evenly matched at a glance, Rimuru 
is sure to triumph at this point. For one thing, he has such a 
vast stomach that he was able to swallow me in a single gulp. 
"Wouldn't that also be a flag?" 


"Ifrit, flags are meant to be broken. Victory only comes to 
those who seize it!" 


He had to grimace and agree with me. 
I needn't elaborate upon the outcome. 


"I've won. Rest in peace," Rimuru announced, a momentous 
statement in the midst of the now silent battlefield. 


@ THE JURA FOREST ALLIANCE @ 


After Rimuru devoured Geld, I attempted to reach out to 
him. 


However, Geld's consciousness rejected my call. He claimed 
that he was satisfied —that he was full. 


Geld went to sleep within Rimuru's body, and his soul van- 
ished. In my opinion, it was a brilliant end. 


Through Rimuru's heroics, the Great Forest of Jura's crisis 
was averted. And, as though she had planned it all, Treyni 
the dryad appeared just then. But of course, she would have 
been watching it all unfold. 


Treyni wanted Rimuru to fight the orc lord to find some 
weakness in the brute, but then he evolved into the Orc 
Disaster, only for Rimuru to topple him in that greater form. 
Surely she could not have calculated that all of this would 
happen. 


But her idea to scoop up the pieces is a credit to her role as 
manager of the Great Forest of Jura. I was so unconcerned 
with things of this nature that I'm certain I caused her grief. 
So I cannot speak with great conviction here, nor do I intend 
to. 


But then Treyni forced the duty of chancellor of the talks 


upon Rimuru. She must be plotting something. 


Rimuru seems uncomfortable with the idea, and of holding a 
council for talks. But Iam sure he is thinking that if nothing 
is done here and now, worse consequences will occur later. 
Such a softhearted goody-two-shoes, he is. 


And thus began the council for peace talks. 


"First of all, I want to be absolutely clear: I have no intention 
of judging the orcs for their crimes," said Rimuru. Just as I 
expected, he is entirely too soft! He must have been thinking 
of this statement all night. 


He even made sure to gain the understanding of the kijin, 
who bear a deep and reasonable grudge against the orcs. It 
is both a careful measure to eliminate the roots of hatred, but 
also a soft and considerate idea that is unbecoming of the 
truly powerful. 


"Master Veldora, perhaps you should spend more time think- 
ing about how to minimize damage to others around you—" 


"Silence, child! Even I am still developing as an intelligent 
being. Why can't you take the long and generous view and 
overlook my shortcomings?!" 


"Umm... So you have a hundred times more energy than me 
already, and you're still looking forward to growing fur- 
ther...?" 


"But of course. I am always striving to be better." 
"Oh...okay..." 


Ifrit fell silent for a time, no doubt moved by my inspira- 
tional example. 


As for the council, Rimuru understood the details of the orcs' 
plight, likely because he read Geld's memories. He explained 
that the orcs were dying of famine, and only accepting the 
effect of "Starved" would enable them to survive longer. He 
also explained that Gelmud had been manipulating this 


series of events to his benefit. 


Moving on to practical answers, he explained that the orcs 
would not be capable of paying any kind of reparations for 
their actions. When this was done, Rimuru pointed out that 
this was all a polite excuse. 


"I have accepted all of the orcs’ sins. If you have any prob- 
lems with that, you come to me," he declared. Everyone was 
stunned. 


Only the kijin took it in stride, as they had already heard 
the idea from Rimuru. To those who were unsettled by it, 
Rimuru explained, "That was my promise to Geld, the Orc 
Disaster." 


Keeping his promises is one of Rimuru's ironclad rules. So 
nobody could possibly complain to him about this decision. 
If there was one thing to be said... 


"The strong eat the weak." 


It would be what Benimaru just stated. If they had a problem, 
their only recourse would be to defeat Rimuru. And nobody 
there could feasibly do that. 


The chieftain of the lizardmen, unlike his son, has a calm and 
collected head on his shoulders. He attempted to understand 
and accept the entirety of Rimuru's decision. This is the 
proper way of action for a creature possessing elements of 
dragonkind. 


His question was a very practical one: "If you do not judge 
the orcs for their sins, then do you intend for all of them to 
stay in this forest?" 


There are over a hundred and fifty thousand orcs remain- 
ing. To welcome them all at once would wreak havoc on the 
forest's food supply. It would lead to unnecessary chaos and 
squabbling over what little food there is. 


It is natural that the leader of a people would be wary of such 
a situation. 


Rimuru replied, "What if all the different races living in the 
forest formed a kind of alliance?" 


Surely knowledge of the orcs' situation led him to this idea, 
but it is clearly folly. Attempting to shoulder everybody's 
burdens in search of common ground is noble, but I find it 
unlikely that all others present would follow his example. 


But to my surprise, the actions of all present gave lie to my 
presumption. They've all been infected by Rimuru's idealism. 


You must see reality, people. Such a thing is clearly impos- 
sible! 


And yet, a part of me couldn't help but be excited. If anyone 
can do it, perhaps it is Rimuru... 


I suppose this sensation was shared by everyone present at 
this momentous meeting. Did they, like me, find Rimuru's 
words unrealistic—a wild fancy—and yet worth dreaming 
for? I imagine that this was the case. 


Thus, on this day, the Jura Forest Alliance was formed, with 
Rimuru as its chancellor. 


@ A PLACE TO RELAX® 


I must admire the clever way that Treyni arranged all of this. 
She very naturally foisted the most annoying and trouble- 
some role upon Rimuru. I must learn from her example. 


But Rimuru! When will you ever learn? Now his softhearted 
ways have got him naming the orcs. 


One hundred and fifty thousand orcs! Perhaps even more. 
They keep coming and coming —I estimate their true number 
at roughly a hundred and sixty thousand now. He cannot 
handle such a number with his source of energy alone. 


Even if I were to lend my help, I feel this would still be a 
fool's game. 


However, he found a method that reuses each individual's 
magicule energy instead. The aftereffect of Geld's "Starved" 
skill put the orcs into a state of magicule over-absorption. 
Over time, these would descend to the normal level, but 
Rimuru had the idea to reuse them for the naming process 
while they were still active. 


I could scarcely believe my eyes as I watched the process un- 
fold. Can you really do that? Well, it went off without a hitch. 


"T cannot believe it." 


"[ understand, Master. He has just overturned so much of 
what we take for granted." 


For one thing, if this idea got out, it would make the process 
of accruing strength so much easier for demon lords. 


Instead of risking the danger of naming one's subjects, it is 
possible to dope them up with extra energy, then name them 
with that excess value. I suspect the soul bonds are weaker 
than that of a proper naming ceremony, but in the pursuit of 
greater military power, this is no real issue. 


",..But it is so difficult that even I cannot attempt it." 
"Even you, Master Veldora?" 


"Indeed. The magicule wavelength differs by individual. 
Because you cannot simply reuse the magicules, one must 
absorb them into oneself first. And normally, it is not possible 
to take in another's energy. Even if it were possible, no more 
than half of it or so could actually be repurposed for other 
uses. And yet Rimutru..." 


"Is reusing the power with at least ninety...if not a full one- 
hundred percent efficiency..." 


"You see what I mean? I could not do such a thing." 


Despite his daft looks, Rimuru often achieves nearly impos- 
sible feats with the greatest of ease. As the news of this gets 
around, more will seek to utilize him to their own ends. 


He himself seems totally oblivious to this, and while I doubt 
that anyone would run about spreading the tale, I do fear 
that if nothing is done to prevent this possibility, it will one 
day lead to some catastrophic failure. 


It is no easy feat to inspire fear in me. Will your surprises 
never cease, Rimuru? 


On top of that, the last orc was one of the officers of Geld the 
demon lord. And Rimuru went right ahead and gave that one 
the name of Geld to carry on!! 


"Glarrbbggh!!" 
Blast! He took my magicules again!! 


Luckily for me, I was ready for this to happen, but I would 
have appreciated a word of warning first. 


Understood. This will be taken into account next time. 


Y-you fool! I don't want it "taken into account," I want him to 
stop naming monsters! 


He made quite the miscalculation this time. It hurt a little 
bit, which is a sign that he took more than his share from my 
energy. 


Sometimes I cannot believe this slime. 


But very well. I suppose that I can be magnanimous and for- 
give him in repayment of all the excitement he provided. 


This was the end of the chaos in the Forest of Jura. The vari- 
ous races returned to their home habitats, and peace returned 
to the woods. 

Three months later, Rimuru's village had undergone a 
dramatic change. Through the naming process, Rimuru had 
evolved the orcs into high orcs. The resulting increase in 


power led to a massive surplus of physical labor. 


Thus the residential area expanded and developed at a rapid 
pace, which brought more and more residents to the area. 
Excitement flooded into the village, and the thrum of antici- 
pation of a happy future is everywhere. 


A place where all monsters can gather: Rimuru's ideals have 
come to fruition in this remarkable town. 


Even I cannot hide my elation. When I am free of this 
damnable prison, I will build a home in this place, too. Then 


everyone will praise and compliment me, as I deserve! 


Tam awaiting this day, Rimuru. My eyes shall not leave your 
exploits until it happens! 


To be reincarnated in Volume 6! 


EnTRA ILLUSTRATIOM 


*This was a rejected chapter cover-page design. 





MOSTLY BENIMARU, 
SOMETIMES GOBTA 


WIPING 
DOWN THE 
OINING 
TABLES. 


THOSE 
HARMED 
BY SHION’S 
COOKING. 


GOBUICH/ 
THE COOK 
HAS A BUSY 


CHECKING 
THE STOCK. 


eH 


LIQUID: Shio 


HERE'S 
SOME 
HEALING 
HERBS, 
BENI- 


A HUGE FAD IN THE 
MONSTER KINGDOM 


INDEED! 
IT IS 
MOST 
ADOR- 
ABLE. 


I 
SEWED 
IT 
I TOGE- 


THINK THER 
IT'S OUT OF 
VERY SCRAPS. 


... WOULD 
YOU LIKE 
ME TO 
MAKE 
ONE FOR 
YOU, 
TOOP 





COSMIC TRUTH 


THE 
SETTING 


AND THE 
SPAR- 
KLING 
OF THE 
STARS 

REMINDS 

ME OF HIS 
BRILLIANT 
SHINE. f 


/T SEEMS 

AS THOUGH 
EVERYTHING 
IN THE SKY 
REMINDS ME 


OF MASTER 4 


RIMURU. 


I ALSO 
SEE HIS 
WITHERED, 
SKINNY 
FORM IN 
THOSE 
CLOUDS. 


GABIRU THE IDOMITABLE 


IVE MADE 
My DECISION. 
IWiLL KEEP 
MOVING 
ONWARD, 
NO MATTER 
HOW PAINFUL. 


/FI 
LOSE My 
RESOLVE 


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I GOT 


LosT és GO 
soon SACK 


ASTI AND 
LEFT THE ADMIT 
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Perse thee mag S 





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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime volume 5 copyright © 2017 
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IM 
CURRENTLY 
BUSY 
NAMING 
THE ORCS. 


NEXT UP 

ARE THE 

FEMALES 
OF THE 


Es 


LAKE TRIBE, 
MY LORD. 


129 


WHAT? 
you 
THINK My 
SENSE OF 
CREATIVITY 
'S LAME? 





IVE GOT 
TO NAME 
150,000 
PEOPLE... 


ae ee 


ine — 
I Sane 


i 
B 





DOES 
ANYONE 
HAVE ANY 

GOOD 
IDEASP! 





...THE FIRST 
PROBLEM 
WAS 
PROCURING 
FOOD FOR 
150,000 


THE DAY 
THE JURA 
FOREST 
ALLIANCE 
CAME TO- 
GETHER... 


STARVING 
ORCS. 























SPREADING 
THEM OUT AS 
IMMIGRANTS TO 
DIFFERENT AREAS 
WOULD ONLY 
THREATEN THE 
FOOD STORES /N 
THOSE PLACES. 


~ COULD 
INTHAT |Z77 =>: WE FISH 


CASE, 
I BELIEVE 
I MIGHT 

BE OF 








131 


MORE... 
NO, THAT’O 
JUST WIPE 

THEM ALL 





I SHALL 
HAVE THEM 
PROVIDE 
THE 
BLESSINGS 
OF THE 
FOREST IN 


PLENITUDE. 


THE 
TREANTS 
TO WHOM 
I GIVE MY 

PROTECTION 
WILL BE 
ENTERED 
INTO THE 
ALLIANCE 
AS WELL. 


I'LL TAKE 
CHARGE 
OF THE 
MIND TRANS- 
lez PORTA- 
BORROW TION. 
TH 


HOWEVER, 
I WILL NEED 
TO BORROW 
SOME HANDS 
TO MOVE ALL 

OF THAT 








133 


WHAT? 
I WILL nay 
STAY AT AREN'T 
YOUR ‘A pete 

SIDE, I 


SPOILED 
LITTLE 
BABY... 








CAN YOU 

TELL ME 

IF SOME 

OF YOU 
ARE STILL | 
DYING OF 
STARVA- 








I HAVE 
MY KIND 
WAITING 

OUTSIDE 
FOR 
YOU. 


ILL 
JUST 
TRUST 
THAT 
TREYN 
KNOWS 
WHAT 
SHE'S 
TALKING 
ABOUT 
WITH 
FOOD. 





PERHAPS 
THE 
WEAKER 
ONES 
WILL DIE. 


IT IS 
ONLY 4 
MATTER OF 
TIME UNTIL 
THE WEAKER 
MEMBERS 
OF OUR 
KIND GIVE 


THE EFFECT 
OF “STARVED” 
TEMPORARILY 

INCREASED 

THE ORCS’ 

MAGICULE 

AMOUNT. 


NOW THAT THE 

ORC DISASTER 

/S DEAD, THIS 
EFFECT WILL 
GRADUALLY 
WEAR OFF. 





134 


135 


e EKIRA 


NEXT 
GROUP IS 
THE LAST 
ONE, LORD 
RIMURU. 


STRENGTH 


an as EAT. 
1, ee 


“Ny «OWE 


=) 


AND THE 
“GIVING” IS 
THROUGH 


TO PREVENT 
THAT, I’M 
EATING THOSE 
MAGICULES 
BEFORE 
THEYRE LOST, 
THEN GIVING 


THE ACTOF THEM BACK 


NAMING. 


THE SAME 
AMOUNT. 


AND THAT 
LED TO THIS 
NAME-GIVING 

HELL. 








GETTING TO 
THE POINT 
WHERE I 
CAN'T TELL 
/F TWO 
THOUSAND 
/S A LOT 
OF PEOPLE 
OR NOT. 


T HAVE A 
REQUEST, 


ue 


WELL, 
THE FACT 
'S THAT 
WE COULD 
USE THE 
MANPOWER. 






































I WANT 
YOU TO 


CARRY 
FORTH 
THE WILL 
OF THE ORC 


I GET THE 
FEELING I'M 
GOING TO BE 
GIVING HIM 

SOME OF 

My OWN 


DISASTER. = MAGICULES. 


IN HONOR 
OF THE GREAT 
KING WHO 
FOUGHT 
UNTIL THE 
VERY END FOR 
HIS PEOPLE... 





137 


I EXPECT 
BIG THINGS 
FROM YOU, 

GELD. 


FIGURED 


THIS 


WOULD 
HAPPEN. 


TLL 
PAY MY 
RESPECTS 
TO THE 
LIZARDMAN 
CHIEFTAIN 
AND LEAVE... 


BY THE TIME 
I AWAKEN, 
BEN/IM4RU 

WILL BE BACK 
SO WE CAN 
OISTRIBUTE 

FOOD. 


NOTICE: 
ENTERING 
SLEEP 
MODE. 





I 
WONDER 
HOW 
GABIRU'S 
DOING, 
FOR THAT 
MATTER... 



































































































































































































































SUPPOSE 
THEW RE 
CLEANING 
UP AFTER 
THE BIG 
WAR RIGHT 
NOW. 








AND I 
DESERVE 
ITs 
I NEARLY 
DROVE THE 
LIZARDMEN FD 
TO EXTINC- 



































I'VE 
BROUGHT 
GABIRU 
THE 
TRAITOR. 





THEY ARE 
GUILTY OF 


... WHERE 


IS THAT 
SLIME 
GENTLE- 
MAN 
NowP 


141 





YOU HAVE 

ANYTHING 
TO SAY FOR 
YOURSELF, 

GABIRUP 


I ASK FOR 
FORGIVE- 
ALL NESS FOR 
OF OUR MY SUBOR- 
ACTIONS ODINATES. [| 
WERE MY 
DECISION. 





I 
UNDER- 
STAND. 
AND YOU 
HAVE 
NOTHING 


ELSE TO 
GET OFF 
YOUR 
CHEST? 





LORD 
RIMURU 
VISITED 

LAST 

NIGHT, 

BUT IS 
HERE NO 
LONGER. 


..- WHY 


MY LIFE 
WAS 
SPARED. 


INSULTED 
HIM FOR — 
BEING A 





142 


TO HAVE <> 


Ze, RESCUED <* 
“ey ME. 
Fy 
Wy | 
Mi il li 
a) | \\ 


LL etd, 
RI LY 
OLY 
e2/ MEET 
Kw LEAH / 
RH 
LPH HL 

Li 


LORD 
RIMURU 
Ieyou. MAS RE: 


WANT THE TURNED 
ANSWerR To TO HIS 
THAT QUES- OWN 

TION, You. HOME. 

CAN GO 

AND ASK 

HIM YOUR- 


LZ 
Ly 
ye 
t 

/ 


Lay 





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YOUR 
SEN- 
TENCE. 


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2 


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WwW 

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< 
AN 
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CALL 
YOUR- 


NOW, 
THIS 
PLACE. 





144 


i 
a7) 
', 


- FOOLISH 
COULD 








YOUNGER 
THAN 
BEFORE, \So 














145 


56 
EH 
> & 
2 


SOME- 
THING. 


HE 

















147 


DO NOT 

QUIBBLE 
WITH HIS 
DECISION! 
TAKE IT 











BUT 
THIS IS 
MEANT 
TO BE 
HELD BY 
THE 
LIZARD- 
MAN 
CHIEFTAIN 





AS LONG 
AS IAM ALIVE 
AND WELL, 
WITH THE NAME 
OF “AB/RU" 
GRANTED TO 
ME BY LORD 
RIMURU, THE 
LIZARDOMEN WILL 
BE SECURE. 


LE 
Lo 


ris 


7 


TAKE THIS ADVICE 
TO HEART. 


GAB/RU, 


YOU OUGHT 
TO LVE AS 
YOU SEE FIT. 





148 


149 


IN ORDER TO BE 
A MAN WORTHY. 
OF THIS SPEAR 


PLEASE 
WATCH OVER 
ME, FATHER. 


I WILL START 
OVER FROM 
NOTHING... 





I-IT'S 
you! 


IT WOULD 
BE INEXCUS~ 
ABLE OF YOU 
TO LEAVE US 

BEHIND. 


HOPEFULLY, 
/FIAM 


./T WILL BE 
AT AIS SID 


FINALLY 
CAUGHT 


HOW 
AWFULLY 
COLD 
OF YOU, 
MASTER 








GABIRU. 

























































































150 










YOU 
SHOULD 
REALLY 
LOOK 
BEHIND 









MASTER 
GABIRU! 


MASTER 
GABIRU, 
WAIT 
FOR 
ME! 


A short time 
later, Gabiru's 
group would 
reach Rimuru 
again. 


HOPELESS 
WITHOUT 
ME TO 
LEAD 
you! 








LET'S GET 
GOINGS 
C/‘MON, 
FOLLOW 

My LEADS 





152 


IM 
RELAX/ING 
IN MY NEW 
RES/DENCE. 





IF TRAINED 
PROPERLY, 
THEIR SKILL 
MIGHT EVEN 
MATCH THAT OF 
THE DWARVES! 


153 












































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On aA Lap \I | 








AND THEYVE 
PROVEN 
SUCH ADEPT 


KAIIIN IS 
IMPRESSED. 


ONCE 
NAMED, 
THE ORCS 
EVOLVED 
INTO HIGH 
ORCS... 





AS AN 
“ORC KING’ 
NOW, 
GELD IS A 
FEROCIOUS 
WORKER. 


[P 
ANYTHING, 
HE MIGHT 
BE WORK- 

ING TOO 


YOU SURE 
YOU'RE 
RESTING 
WHEN YOU 
CAN? 
































154 


HIS ONLY 
PROBLEM 
'S THAT HIS 
SENSE OF 
RESPONS/- 
BILITY IS 
OUT OF 
CONTROL. 


ONCE 
WE GET 
A GOOD 
BLOCK 
FULL OF 

PUBS, I'LL 
INVITE HIM 
FORA 
DRINK OR 
A MEAL. 




















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IN FACT, peering 
THERE'S A 
ARE HELPING 
CONSTRUC- 
KICKSTART 
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HAPPENING. AREAS OF 





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.. THERE 
WERE 
FINALLY 
ENOUGH 
HOMES /N 
TOWN FOR 
EVERYONE 
TO LWVE IN. 


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ONCE 
I'D GIVEN 
THEM ALL 

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IN THE 
MEANTIME, 
THE GOBLINS 
BROUGHT 
AROUND ALL 
THE REST OF 
THEIR PEOPLE. 


EVERYONE 
WHO 
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in Volume 67 


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