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


WELODRA 
TEMPEST 


(Storm 
Dragon 
Veldora) 


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


i 


herworlder:summoned from 
Deceased® 


DWARVEN 
KINGDOM 


GREAT FOREST 
OF JURA 


Hides in Rimuru's shadow. 


Pe Tempest wolf. [a Kijin. Samurai general. KINGDOM 





OF BLUMUND 


De 7 











NG 
x 

















Fa eo ee 


© 
LUST 
Jd Ss 





Rimucu dePeated the Orc Lord and.became chancellor 
oF the Jura Forest Alliance. With new companions joining 
him every day, his profile in this world continues ta 
grow— and with it, interest Prom the mightiest players 
in the land. As a result, the heroic dwarF King Gazel 
Dwargo visited Rimuru to determine the true nature 

oF his character, and Milim Hava, one of Ehe Ten Great 
Demon Lords, stopped in Tempest to pay her respects. 
Rimuru won the dwarf King’s respect, and Milim decided 
that she would be staying in town For a bik... ¥ 



































[> One of the Ten Great Demon Lords, 


Be Aycatastrophe-class threat. 
ns 
anil ut hy ON 








CONTENTS 


CHAPTER MAW Milim the Khirlwind (Port 2) ‘2 


O05 


CHAPTER rag The Demon Lords’ Plot ‘2 


e O35? 


CHAPTER rad Visitors to the Land of Monsters Cy 


» 061 


CHAPTER P38 Youm: From Chump to Champ Cy 


» 109 


had 
cy, | ADMUS SHORT STORY 


| e145 | 

































































Hilimethe Hhirlwind ia 
| ul Y de ht Pe 


Al fi 


















































THIS THING 
YOU CALL 
“CURRY” /S 
INCREDIBLY 
se ada 







THs 1s | 





Fi NBtOng Tt 
Ky ’ ee és) | — } 

i aN <— \ f I 

XY AEN Yn W/ 













































































eis AND FOR SOME 

7 REASON, TH/S 

an 

paras DEMON LORD 
I FEEL LIKE HAS DECLARED 
TODAY'S HERSELF My 
RICE CAME BEST FRIEND 
OUT A d f ms ANDO DEC/DED 
LITTLE oY SN aS a a TO LIVE HERE. 


UNDER- 
COOKED. 







How diel this 
happen... 


I HAVE NOT 
TASTED SUCH 
DELIGHTS 
SINCE THE 
DISCOVERY 
} OF "HONEY"! 
Ui WAS THIS 
MORNING. 
























ITWAS A 
HEALING 
SOLUTION 


SO THAT 
SUBSTANCE 
THAT HAD 
SO ENCHANTED 
LADY MILIM 
WAS NECTAR 
THAT HAD BEEN 
GATHERED 
BY BEESP 


WELL... 
HONEY DOES 
HAVE SOME 
MEDICINAL 
QUALITIES, 
SO CALLING 
IT A "HEALING 
SOLUTION" 
ISN'T THAT 
FAR OFF THE 
MARK. 


You 
CANT 
HAVE (T/ 


ia Jolrhng Lo : 
take jz, 


f 





I WASN'T 
GOING TO 
REVEAL IT 
UNTIL I 
HAD A 
MEANS 
OF WIDER 
PRODUC- 





| ee) \ Sa \ | 


h ee’ | 
\\ & y 
: Noe : 


SHION'S 
A LOT 
SHARPER 
THAN SHE 
SEEMS. 


| 


IN 





I 
PREPARED 















THIS 
HONEY TO 
..BUT YOU USEASA 
CAN ONLY SUBSTITUTE 
COLLECT FOR A 
SO MUCH, SWEETENER 
AND I'M CALLED 
CURRENTLY "SUGAR" 
THE ONLY 
ONE WHO 
CAN 
EXTRACT 







IT. 





I FEEL BAD 
ABOUT 
KEEPING 
THIS ALL TO 
MYSELF. 


WITH 
SUGAR, 
YOU'D 


NEVER 
YOU HAVE A 


COULD MUCH 
EVEN WIDER 
MAKE A VARIETY OF 
WHOLE COOKING 
CATEGORY TO TRY 
CALLED OUT. 
"SWEETS." 


TASTED 
SUGAR 
BEFORE, 
BECAUSE 


COULD IT 
REALLY 


SWEET SUCH A 
AS THIS RARE AND 
EXOTIC 





ON THE 
MORROW, 
I WILL PUT 

MY FULL 
EFFORT INTO 

DISCOVERING 
A SOURCE 
OF SUGAR. 


YOU SAY, 
SHIONP 


VERY WELL. | 
I UNDER- 
STAND. 


VERY LIFE, 
I WILL 
HELP YOU 
FIND THIS 








APPREC/- 
ATED/ 









WORRIED 
ABOUT 


SOT HER 
WANT WALKING 


SOMEONE AROUND 


ATHER = _UNAT™ 
SIDE AT = TENDED 


ALL 
TIMES. 


OFFICIAL 
THAT 
DEMON 
LORD 
MILIM 
WILL BE 
STAYING 
HERE. 





MIGHT I 
HAVE A 
WORD, 






acer I 
THINK IT 
PAYS TO 
WATCH 
HOW THE 
OTHER 
DEMON 
LORDS 
REACT, 
TOO. 


THERE ARE A 
NUMBER OF 
SUCH LORDS 
OUT THERE, 
BUT THEY'RE 


NOT ALL IN 
ALIGNMENT. 


THEY KEEP 
EACH OTHER 
IN CHECK, 
MAINTAINING 
A TENSE 
BALANCE OF 
POWER AT 
ALL TIMES. 

















AND 
YOU ARE THE 
CHANCELLOR 
OF THE JURA 

TEMPEST 
FEDERATION. 





























HE g 
SPEAKS |- 
TRUTH. 


WE'RE 
WORRIED 
ABOUT 
DEMON 
LORD 





... AND YOU HAVE 
SHE IS ANNOUNCED 


STAYING YOUR 
WITHIN FRIENDSHIP 


OUR WITH LADY 
BORDERS MILIM... 









SO 
TO THE 














OTHER 
ace DEMON 
ves LORDS 
ANON WHO ARE 
CLUSION UNAWARE 
WILL BE, OF HOW 
mreupesr THIS CAME 
AND DEMON ABOUT... 
LORD MILIM 
ARE ALLIED." 





IF THAT 
PROVES TO 
BE THE CASE, 
THEN DEMON 
LORD MILIM 
BALANCE — WILL INSTANTLY 
OF THE GO FROM 


DEMON HAVING NO 
LORDS FOLLOWERS TO 
WILL A SIGNIFICANT 
CRUMBLE. FORCE. 
































MAKES 
SENSE. 
SO OUR 
FOREST 
COULD 
BECOME 
THE SITE OF 
A MAJOR 
POWER 
STRUGGLE. 





I DO 











NOT 
ALL OF 
THE DEMON 
LORDS WILL 


APPRECIATE 
THIS DEVEL- 
OPMENT. 


BUT I 
SUSPECT 
THAT IT 
MAY BE 
IMPOS- 
SIBLE TO 


MAKE HER 
LEAVE... 


14 


IF WE TRY 
7O GET HER 
TO LEAVE 
AND SHE 
BECOMES 


UPSET, 
THERE'S 
NO TELLING 
WHAT SHE 

















IF WE'RE 




















GOING TO 
ANTAGONIZE 
DEMON ANY DEMON 
LORD LORDS, 
MILIM IS BETTER THAT 
CATEGO- SHE BE ON 
RIZED AS A OUR SIDE. 
CATASTRO- 
PHE FOR A 
REASON. 


WELL, IF A 
HOSTILE weigeo 
rT KNOW DEMON LORD Se iF 
/7'S NOT | J ¥) DOES SHOW WAS 
APLAN AT [9 | F{¥) _UP, WE'LL ee 


< § <b FIGURE OUT Ge TAS 
ys ei TALKING 


ABOLT. 


THAT'S THE | & WHAT TO 
BEST WE : DO THEN. 
CAN DO 

FOR NOW. 




























SPEAKING 






























SHUNA OF WHICH, 

AND BATH. WHERE IS 

SHION TO LADY MILIM, 

= 1 TAKE HER MY LORD? 
“\| THERE... 





eae 
Z LAZ 


RIMU- 
RU// 
THE BATH ‘a 
HERE /S 
WONDROUS _ 











































































































OH, SORRY 
ABOUT THAT. 
I WAS JUST 
SO EXC/TED, 

I HAD TO GET 
UP AND TELL 
My BEST 
FRIEND 
ABOUT /T/ 





SO LONG, 
RIMURUS 
WE'LL HAVE 
7O SW/M 
TOGETHER 
































































































































































































































































































































































































































I MOTION THAT 
THE ATTENDANT 
TO LADY MILIM'S 
WHIMS SHOULD 
BE HER VERY 
BEST FRIEND, 
LORD RIMURU. 


THUS THE CANNOT 


UNSPOKEN ee WELL, SHE 
RULE WAS es 
Baaice CERTAINLY 
CREATED THAT SHAN SEEMS 


LORD QUITE FOND 
RIMURU. OF YOU. 


I SHOULD BE 


IN CHARGE 
OF HANDLING 
DEMON LORD 


MILIM. 1 














BREAKFAST 


- Mock Bread and 
Fruit Jam (no sugar) 





- Vegetable Soup 
- Milk (Bulldeer) 


\ 


HOW 
i} ~CAN THIS 
BECAUSE : VEGETABLE 
OF THE Bs soup 
SMOKED e ACTUALLY 
BULLDEER TASTE 
MEAT eter sy & 


| 
| 


| 


| 
NOW THE 


QUESTION /S... 
SHOULD I 
ENGAGE /N 
MY NORMAL 
ACTIVITIES 
WITH MILIM 
TAGGING 
ALONG? 





































































































WHEN WE'RE 
DONE EATING, 
MILIM, I'LL TAKE 

YOU TO OUR 
PRODUCTION 

WORKSHOP. 


GOT 


PLENTY 
OF CUTE 
OUTFITS 
ALREADY 





























WANT TO 
TRY ON 
THIS ONE! 
AND THIS 








22 


23 


























THE PLACE | 


I’M GOING 
TO INSPECT 
NEXT HOLDS 
SOME OF 
OUR VERY 
VALUABLE 
MAGICAL 


















































HEADING 
TO THE 
RECOVERY 
POTION 
LAB. 




























IVE BEEN 
AWAITING 
YOU, LORD 
RIMURULS 


SOLUTION, 
OF 
COURSE. 





Ha ha ha’ 





OUR 
GAB/RU EXPERIMENTAL 
/S NOT HEALING 

POTION IS 


THE ONE | (4 . (EX | WHAT HELPED 
UNDER- eu \\\ : GABIRU 


TAKING x RN RECOVER 
THE RE- Aon i es| FROM MILIM'S 
SEARCH, | : : {DEVASTATING 

OF W,, BODY BLOW. 
COURSE. 














FOR THAT, 
WE HAVE 
SOMEONE 

MUCH MORE 
SUITED TO 

THE JOB. 












































































































Wy 


iy 


WH 


THERE'S 
A STORY 


BEHIND HIS § 


PRESENCE 
HERE, OF 
COURSE. 





iy 1 7, 


THE 
CORRUPT 
MINISTER 

WHO 
TRIED TO 

FRAME 
ME ANDO 
KAIJIN. 


a LORD 
HONORED Daas : 
BY YOUR 
PRESENCE. 


THIS IS 
VESTA. 





DAYS 

ee AFTER 

I AM, Ls : . KING 
RIMURU! #72 GAZEL'S 
A 4S Uf PARTY 

LEFT 
TEMPEST 








Here, 


GOTA 
PRESENT FIGHTING 
FOR YOU. PUPIL HAS 
COME FOR 
A VISIT. 
CAN'T YOU 
BE EXCITED 





YOUR 
MAJESTY, 
DON'T YOU 
REALIZE 
THIS MEANS 
THAT ALL 
OF VESTA'S 
KNOWLEDGE 
WILL 
BECOME 
OURS 
NowP 


IT 
WOULD 
BEA 
WASTE 
FOR A 
TALENTED 
MAN LIKE 
HIM TO 
SIT IDLE. 






















































































KAIJIN 
PRO- 
TESTED, 
OF 
COURSE. 


\ AN 
NW an (it 
HS 
aw SY 








BROUGHT 
HIM TO YOU 
INSTEAD. 
DO WITH 
HIM AS 
YOU WILL. 








SAYS THE 
MAN WHO 
LEFT OUR 
BORDERS 
ALREADY. 
WHY DO 
YOU CARE 
ro) 





WHATEVER 
SUCCESS 
YOU MIGHT 
FIND WITH 
HIM HERE 
WILL COME 
BACK TO 
BENEFIT 
Us. 


MAKE 
THE MOST 
OF YOUR 
TALENT 
AND LEAD 
A STRAIGHT 
AND HONEST 
LIFE IN THIS 
PLACE. 


























THAT'S 

WHY WE 

HAVE A 
PACT, 
IS IT 





WILLFUL 
OLD MAN. 


THIS TIME... 
TH/S TIME I 


WILL LIVE UP 


TO YOUR 
EXPECTATIONS 














THINGS 
LIKE THIS 
MAKE /T 
SEEM LIKE 
THE KING 
IS REALLY 
TRYING TO 
PLAY THE 
PART OF MY 
UPPERCLASS- 
MAN UNDER 
HAKURO'S 


TUTELAGE. 








THIS WAS 
FOLLOWED 
BY A GOOD 

HOUR OF 
ABSECT 
APOLOGY 
FROM VESTA. 
I HAD TO 
FORGIVE HIM 
JUST TO 
SHUT HIM 
UP! 





S/NCE 
KING GAZEL 
HIMSELF 
BROUGHT 
HIM TO ME, 
I SUPPOSE 
I CAN 
TRUST 
HIM. 






















IT'S THE 
SAME THING 
THAT I MAKE 
(WITH GREAT 

































ITSA 
FULL- 
POTION. 
A DRAUGHT 
THAT WILL 
RESTORE 

WELL FULL 
HEALTH. 


THAT HE'S 
APOLOGIZED 
FOR HIS PAST 
ANDO FOUND A 


HOME DOING |IY 


RESEARCH, 
VESTA CAN BE 
TRUSTED. 


Uy) 


NEAR 
NNN 

BRAS Ty 
WG 


A 


UH... 
I'M JUST 
GOING 
TO LEAVE 
Now... 7 





HE'D 
ALWAYS 
BEEN THE 
DEDICATED, 
S/NGLE- 
MINDED 





./N FACT, 
THEY'RE SO 
FRIENOLY 
THAT THEY 
CAN'T SEEM 
TO FIND AN 
ENDING 
POINT 
FOR THEIR 
COMERSA- 





I 





I’M ALSO 


/MPRESSED 
THAT GENEROSITY 
THERE OF KAIJIN, 
WON'T WHO NOW 
BE ANY LAUGHS 
ISSUES AND TREATS 
WITH THE VESTA QUITE 
TWO OF WARMLY. 
THEM 
WORKING 
TOGETHER. 


















32 
























































THIS IS THIS 1S AN 
ALMOST I'S A ELEMENTAL 
TOO EASY. MAG/C MAG/C 
WISH I'D CIRCLE WARP 
HAD THESE THAT PORTAL" 
IN JAPAN. TELEPORTS 
YOU FROM 
LOCATION 
TO 
LOCATION 
INSTANTLY. 


VESTA SET 


33 

















34 


TEMPEST 5 RICE SITUATION 


The city ia currenty engaged in the 
selective breeding of a plant belonging fo 
the greater grass family (which includes rice). 
It not very nutritious, or tasty for that mafter. 
Keep dreaming of that Koshihikari rice. 








WE SENSED 
THAT SOME- 
THING HAD 
PENETRATED 
OUR 
SECURITY 


I'M VERY 
SORRY 
FOR NOT 
CONTACT- 
ING YOU 
SOONER. 








(1 


(cel 
lo 




















(Coste 


WHAT'S 
GOING 
ONP 





UPON 
RUSHING 
TO THE 
SCENE, 
WE FOUND 
MULTIPLE 
MAJIN IN 
THE TOWN 
SQUARE. 














AS SOON 
AS RIGURD 
REPLIED 
TO THE 
MAN WHO 
APPEARED 
TO BE THEIR 
LEADER... 












































fact, yOu 
Mook like 2, 
Terminator: 











Fre 
: 


dle 


wee LU sue 


ate 


eR Ra age ae saute g 


we 


ad 
re vane 
cay ge ucr 


vida , 
pen Hendy 


Miles 


AWC edie 






























THERE'S 
THE MAN 
WHO 
APPEARS 
TO BE 
THE 
MAJIN 
LEADER. 
































WELL, 
I DON'T 
THINK 
ANYONE 
COULD 

STOP HER 

WHEN SHE 
REALLY 

| WANTS 

TO GO. 





HE WAS 
BEING 
EXTREMELY 


RUDE, 
SO I GAVE 
HIM A GOOD 
AND PROPER 
SPANKING. 





Uf 


a 


(\ 


My 
on 


hah 


WHEN SHE 
DETECTED 


THE PRE- 


SENCE OF 
INTRUDERS, 
SHE LEAPT 
OUT BEFORE 


I COULD 


STOP HER... 


/ Me 
War 


Ac 


tee ty! Wi na 
h ( 


n 


ig 


4 






SORRY, 






LORD. 













...BUT 
DEPENDING 
ON HOW THEY 
REPORT BACK, 


IT MIGHT MAKE 
CARRION'S 
IMPRESSION 

OF US WORSE. 


DIDN'T YOU 
PROMISE ME 
THAT YOU 
WOULDN'T 
USE VIOLENCE 
WITHOUT MY 


PERMISSION 
> 


THEY 
CLAIMED 
TO BE THE 
FOLLOWERS 
OF DEMON 
LORD 
CARRION. 






















‘ea 


\ 


ANY 
me \ LY ARNE 
Hs <1) BR 





COUNT! 











tr | 
A) 





tr DAMMIT! 

sae THIS IS 
ALL 

E 

“Ser YOUR 

ALL MY FAULT! 

LICKS 





MILIM HAD 
DEFLECTED 


THE 
PLUME 
OF FIRE 
I SAW, 
BY THE 
WAY»... 


THE ATTACK 


UP INTO 

THE A/R 
WITH HER 

SHEER 
PRESENCE. 








I'D AT 
LEAST 
LIKE TO 
HEAR 
WHAT 
THEY 


ay HET 


DESPERATION 
ATTACK THE 
MAN USED 
WHEN HE 
SAW MILIM, 
CALLED 
“LEOPARD 
FANG 
FLAMING 

















MILIM DOES 
HAVE 4 WAY 
OF MAKING 
ANYONE 
AROUND HER 
SEEM WEAK BY 
COMPARISON... 


















BUT IT 
TURNED OUT 
THAT THE 
MAN SHE 
ATTACKED, 
THE LEADER 
NAMED 
PHOBIO... 











WARNING: 
THE ENERGY 
LEVEL OF THE 

INDIVIDUAL 
NAMED PHOBIO 
IS GREATER 
THAN THAT OF 
THE INDIVIDUAL 

NAMED 

BENIMARU. 


WAS 
A LOT 
TOUGHER 
THAN I 











REALIZED. 


45 





I DON'T 
HAVE TO 
ANSWER 
TOA 
LOWLY 
SLIME. 

















} 


Ne 4 Ny \ : é 


\ a Qy \ ] 


SS ZEEE ’ 
a 
NF, = 


fe Xi 





46 


ACTUALLY 
IT MUST OBEY 
SUCK TO THIS 


BE AS PUNY 
WEAK AS MONSTER 
YOU LOT! >? 












FROM 
THE WAY 













YOU TALK, 

I HAVE TO 

DON'T ASSUME 

TELL ASS YOUR 

ME YOU HE IS. MASTER 
NEVER IS VERY 
HEARD MIGHTY, 
THE NAME INDEED. 







CARRION 
BEFORE. 





w; 


YOUR 
ACTIONS 
COULD LEAD 
TO IMMEDIATE 


THEN 
WATCH 
YOUR 


HOSTILITIES TONGUE. 


WITH US, 
DEPENDING 
ON HOW THIS 

GOES. 





GREAT 
SAGE 
WOULD 
PROBABLY 
GIVE ME 
THE EDGE 
/F I GOT 
INTO A FIGHT 
WITH 


SHALL TI 
CALL THE 
DRYADS AND 
HAVE THEM 
PROVE MY 
CLAIM TO THIS 
TERRITORY? 


IS THE 
DECISION 
TO GO 
TO WAR 
WITH THE 
ENTIRE 
GREAT 
FOREST 
OF JURA 


TCH... 
MOUTHY 
LITTLE 
SLIME. 


RATHER NOT 
PROVOKE 
DEMON LORD 
CARRION'S 
ANGER AND 
GET INTO A 
WAR. 

































__ = 











=, ZN t FORTU- 
Zit Aw | ere Here NATELY, 
QA jf///4i ON LORD PHOBIO'S 
\ i] Li 4 | CARRION'S LOYALTY 


ORDERS. 70 HIS 


MASTER 
WAS TRUE. 


f 


fe ) 
i \\ 








LIKE 
WE'LL BE 
| 48LE TO 
Nearly 
AFTER 
Ald. 






HEY, 
WHAT 
was PHOBIO, 
ITyou WAS IT 


















CALLED 
THE NEXT HIM? 
TIME YOU DO A "LOWLY 


SOMETHING, 
I'LL TAKE 
YOUR DINNER 
AWAY, MILIM. 
AND I MEAN 
THAT THIS 
TIME. 


49 


















































PLEASE 
CONTINUE. 











ACCORD- 
ING TO 
PHOBIO... 














AE WAS 
HERE ON 
ORDERS 
TO RECRUIT 
US TO HIS 
MASTER'S 
S/DE. 















































MORE 
ACCURATELY, 
HE WANTED 

WAHICH- EITHER 
EVER US OR THE 


SURVIVED ORC LORD... 
OUR 
BATTLE. 


| 


iO 





50 


BACK 

IF HE AND TELL 
SENDS A DEMON 
MESSAGE LORD 
ANOTHER CARRION 
DAY, T'LL ee 
WILLINGLY 
ENGAGE IN 
NEGOTIA- 

TIONS. 


51 


THAT 

WOULD MEAN 
THAT OTHER 
DEMON LORDS 

THAN JUST 
MILIM WERE 
WATCHING THE 
BATTLE IN THE 
MARSHLANOS 

UNFOLD. 












































BUT 
UNFOR- 
TUNATELY, 
THIS 
PHOB/IO 
GUY IS 
TOO 


OFA 
MEAT- 
HEAD. 


IF HE 
WANTS TO 
WIN ME 
OVER, HE 
NEEDS TO 
SHOW ME 
WHAT I 
STAND TO 
GAIN FROM 
THIS. 








52 




















53 


SORRY! 

HAVE AN I CAN'T 
AGREE- TELL 
MENT ANYBODY 
NOT TO ABOUT HIM. N 
INTER- = EVEN YOU, \ ABOUT THIS & 

FERE RIMURU. —-  —=-N DEMONLORD |.) 
WITH T=" | CARRION. 











Ve 2 























EACH 
OTHER. 

















if 





























OKAY, 
SO SHE'S 
AOMITTED 

THAT HE 
HAS SOME 

KIND OF 

SECRET. 






































HM 





Il 


———t 
——I 
—o 
— 
— 
— 
— 





IS IT AN 

OR AGREE- 
DOES IT MENT 
AFFECT JUST 
OTHER WITH 


DEMON CARRION 
=) 





I MEAN, 
I'D HATE 
TO ACCI- 
DENTALLY 
MESS WITH 
YOUR BIG 
AGREEMENT 
WITHOUT 
REALIZING 
IT. 


Yes! 
ASK BEST 
ME  ERIENDS 
ANY ARE THE 
BEST! 


AS 
PROOF 
THAT 
WE'RE 
BEST- 
FRIENDS. 





And 

From What 

Gelmud 

Gotpelee 

we cou 

i poe eoiaee 
ore 

WHAT SHE to... OF TOYS 


REVEALED vi | was ENOUGH 


TO US 14 | TO GET HER 
WAS... TALKING. 








A PLOT 
BY FOUR 















DEMON 
LORDS, 
TO INCLUDING 
TRIGGER BOLINE 
THE 
CREATION 
OF A 
"PUPPET" 
DEMON 






LORD. 





..AND I GUESS 
THAT WOULD 
MEAN THAT WE 


INDEED & | PREVENTED THAT 
ve | PLAN FROM 
WORKING OUT. 





56 






































IT'S 
| DIF- 
..BUT IT FERENT 
DOES FROM 
MEAN THE 
THAT SITUA- 
OTHER TION 
DEMON’ JIHAD 
Lorps INMY 
ARE MIND... 
LIKELY TO 
INTERFERE 














IT'S A VERY 
TROUBLE- 
SOME 
PROBLEM 
(EXCEPT 
TO ONE 
PERSON, 
APPAR- 
ENTLY). 
























a7 


THAT 
STORM HAS 
ONLY GROWN 

WITH TIME, 
AND /T NOW 
THREATENS 
TO SWALLOW 
OUR LITTLE 

NATION 
WHOLE. 


THE 
ARRIVAL 
OF DEMON 
LORD MILIM 
HAD UN- 
LEASHED 
A MIGHTY 





Rigurd looks 
way too good in 
SUNGIASSES 




















This 
large 
.. happens itso 
to share oh 
a small 
stretch of 
border 
with the 
Great 
Forest 


of Jura. 


















































...but only 
a handful of 
people outside 
of the citizens 
of Tempest 
were aware 
of this fact. 














..-POSSI- 
BLY LED 
BY AN 
ORC 
LORD 



















































As a matter 
of fact, this 
problem had 
already been 
solved... 














... AND KNIGHTS Ss ef] ae ae 
PUTTING FOR — who owne 
TOGETHER SECU- ~< the lands 


A suRvVEY — RITY IN . bordering 


eats SS the forest 
REQUIRES — asi 
oe hb terrified. 
AND ; 
MONEY... 






























































Ultimately 
he found 
the labor 
.. thus he needed 
creating among the 
a border inmates at a 
patrol correctional 
manned facility... 
entirely 
of 
ruffians 
and 
criminals. 



























WE'RE 










ALL JUST 
| | DIspos- 

i Yi ABLE 
CARN AY / PAWNS 
ue MN fi)! | FOR THE 
GREEDY 






COUNT. 














qwiP 








ar 






















While the 
land of 
Tempest 
was busy 
feting the 
Demon 
Lord 
Milim 















































heading 
for the 
capital city 
of Rimuru 
was in deep 
trouble. 














































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IF I'M 
DEAD 
FIRST! 

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DIDN'T 
WE DO 
THIS 

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KAVAL, 
I'M 
GOING 
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HAUNT 
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COULDVE ALAN : . WITH VESTA 
ASKED. ia Vi AFTER THIS... 








FOR- 

GIVE US 
FOR NOT 
EXTEND- 
ING OUR 
GRATITUDE 
EARLIER. 


FIRST, 
I MUST 
THANK 
YOU FOR 
MEMORI- 
ALIZING 
A TRUE 
HERO 
OF THE 
GUILD. 


... BECAUSE 


«TO 
INVESTIGATE 
THE STATE 

OF THE 
FOREST, 
AND THEY 
CAME BACK 
TO ME 
WITH THEIR 


ASKED 
GOBTA 
TO 


ROUGHLY 
TEN 
MONTHS 
AGO, 

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OUR 
INVESTI- 
GATION 
TURNED 
UP SOLID 
EVIDENCE 
THAT THIS 
WAS TRUE. 


... WHEN 
THAT 
MAN 
OVER 
THERE 
é APPEARED 
» KY -) IN OUR 
fi OFFICE. 













































































THE 
ARRIVAL 
OF AN 
ORC 
LORD 
IN THE 



















WE WERE 
DESPERATELY 
TRYING 
TO MAKE A 
PLAN WITH 
NO IDEA 
OF HOW TO 
PROCEED... 





WELL, I 


GUESSING APPRE- 
CIATE 


THAT. 











90 





uty 
CLEANED 
UP THE 
WHOLE 


ORC 
LORD 
MESS." 


RIMURU... 
I'VE HEARD 
THAT NAME 

BEFORE. 
THAT'S THE 













































































MESSAGE 
FROM LORD 
RIMURU. 
HEED IT 
WELL. 




















He was 
doing a 
jmgoression. 








LORD 
HE ALLOWED RIMURU IS 


THE RUMORS EXAMINING 
OF THE ORC THE POS- 
LORD TO SIBILITY 
SPREAD SO OF ESTAB- 
THAT YOU LISHING 
WOULD BE PEACEFUL 
AWARE AND RELATIONS 
READY TO WITH THE 
PREPARE HUMANS. 
YOURSELVES, 
IF NEEDED. 


ALLOW ME 
A FRIENDLY 
WARNING — 
IT WOULD BE 
WISER FOR 
YOU TO SEEK 
PEACE THAN 
HOSTILITY. 


























..AS FAR AS BUT IF 
inane | oe orn 
THAT DOESN'T | NK ones 
ENTIRELY 
ELIMINATE [A s lal 


THE THREAT. AVN VANQUISHED 
WAZ HIM... 
x, 





92 


YES. KING 

GAZEL WAS 
HOPING TO 
"ASCERTAIN 
MY NATURE," 
AS HE PUT IT. 





AH YES, 
I SEE. 
THE SAME 
THING THE 
DWARVEN 
KING WAS 


LOOKING 
FOR WHEN 
HE SHOWED 












IMPOSSIBLE... 
THE WISE KING 
RECOGNIZED 
THIS TOWN OF _~= 
MONSTERS AS — 


A SOVEREIGN ~~ 
NATION?! SS - 










A PACT WITH 
DWARGON. 





I WANTED 
TO SPEAK 
TO YOU 





OH, 
PARDON 
ME! 


I DION'T 
REALIZE 
YOU HAD 
COMPANY. 


ABOUT THE 
METHOD 
OF SALE 
FOR THIS 
HEALING 

SOLUTION, 

LORD 
RIMURU... 









































SORRY, 
VESTA. 






































HE'S NOW 
PART OF OUR 
EXCELLENT 
RESEARCH 
AND 
DEVELOP- 
MENT TEAM, 
ALONGSIDE 
KAIJIN. 





94 


95 


ARE YOU 
PART OF 
BLU- 
MUND'S 
GUILD, 
TOOP 


AND WHAT 
ABOUT YOU 
FOLKS? 
WHY ARE 
YOU HERE 
> 





THAT'S 
YOUR 
QUES- 
TION? 


ALL THOSE 
BADASS 
TYPES LURK- 
ING IN THE 
BACKGROUND, 
WHY 1S THIS 
PUNY, IGGLY 
THING THE 
ONE THAT'S 
CALLING 
ALL THE 
SHOTSP/ 

























IT JUST 
DOESN'T 
MAKE 
SENSES 
WHY 
DOESN'T 
ANYONE 
ELSE 
QUESTION 








THAT'S 
VERY RUDE 
TO LORD 
RIMURU! 





















































































































































































































































































































































HEALING 
POTION 








YOU'RE 
MUCH TOO 



































QUICK- 

IE TEMPERED, SORRY 
ecsiebe SHION! SHE'S ABOUT 
SHION is RATHER MY SEC- 
DOESN'T WA May LACKING RETARY. 
fe tables IN IMPULSE 
pened CONTROL. 
PROBABLY 

MILIM. 





It’s what 

you get for 

harassing her, 
though. 


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WE'RE 
ACTUALLY 
WITH A 
SURVEY 
PARTY 
FOR THE 
KINGDOM 
OF 
FALMUTH. 


BuT we _—_‘''T WAS 
CONSIDER ee 
IT A STROKE E45 ae y > THIS IS 
OFLUCK "TP A Ne Dr YOUM, 
t Wh 
THAT WE'VE A ; OUR 


CAPTAIN. 





LORD, IS 
ALREADY 
GONE. 












AND 
OUR LORD 









































IS GREEDY, 
AND PUSHED piesa 
so TOGETHER 
THEY'RE DANGER- 
NOTA atl ated OUS 
MILITARY ADEQUATE : 
EQUIPMENT 






FOR THE 





98 











WELL, 
THAT IS 
WHY I WAS 
ORDERED 
TO ACCOM- 
PANY THE 
PARTY. 


BUT I've 

ALREADY 

\ REMOVED 
THE 


SPELL. 





SURPRISED 
YOU DIDN'T 
TURN TAIL 
AND RUN. 




















EM- 
PLOYEE 
ABUSE! 

























CAN CAST 
BINDING 
MAGIC THAT 
Blass FORCES ITS 
PS TARGETS 
TO COMPLY 
WITH 
ORDERS. 


BUT AREN'T 


YOU SUPPOSED} 
TOBE THEIR | 
CHAPERONE, 

ROMMEL? 


HE'S LIKE 
A KIO 
ADMIRING 
HIS 
FAVORITE 
BALL 
PLAYER. 


THAT JUST 
FURTHER 
BEGS THE 
QUESTION 


FROM WHAT'S 
BEEN SAID, 
IT DOESN'T 

SOUND 
LIKE YOUR 
EMPLOYER 

WAS THE 

TYPE TO 
SHOWER YOU 
WITH RICHES 
FOR YOUR 
SUCCESS. 


YOU 
THINK I 
DON'T 
KNOW 
THAT? 


BUT 

NOW I'VE 
DECIDED 
I WOULD 

RATHER 

FOLLOW 

YOUM 

INSTEAD. 


THEY SENT 
YOU ON A 
DANGEROUS 
MISSION 
WITH 
CHEAP 
GEAR, 
RIGHTP 





we THE 
TOWNS- 
FOLK 


ARE 
GONNA 
BE IN 
DANGER. 























IT'D HURT 








THAT OLD HANG 
LECTURING ON A 
NOT TO GRANDPA, SEC.. 






MENTION AND THE 

ALL THOSE NOSY LADY 
ANNOYING AT THE 

KIDS THAT TAVERN. 
FOLLOW ME 

AROUND. 














«SO THEY 
SCRAMBLED 
TO PUT 
OUR LITTLE 
GROUP 
TOGETHER. 





EMBEZZLING 
THE FUNDS 
THAT WERE 
MEANT TO 
BE INVESTED 
ON NATIONAL 
DEFENSE. 











I'M JUST 
SAYING, IT 
WOULDN'T 
SIT RIGHT 
WITH ME IF 
THEY ALL 
DIED. 


DON'T 
GET ME 
WRONG, 

OKAY? 









OTHER 
HAND, I'D 
LOVE TO 

SEE THAT 
BADGER OF 
A COUNT 
FREAKING 








































































































IN OTHER 
WORDS, THE 
ORC LORD 
SHOWED UP 
RIGHT WHEN 
THERE WAS 
NO PROPER 
DEFENSE... 


102 



















/NDEED. 
THEW RE 
CLEARLY 
MEANT TO 
BE D/S- 
POSABLE 
PAWNS. 






































WELL, 
NOWT CAN 
SEE WHY 


ROMMEL 
DECIDED 
TO FOLLOW 
YOUM, 
INSTEAD. 





ANDO HE'S 
GOT THE 
NATURAL 
LEADER- 
SHIP TO 
INSPIRE 


DEVOTION | 


IN HIS 
FRIENDS. 


THE BEST 
WE COULD 
DO WAS 
DEFLECT 
THE 
KNIGHT 
SPIDER'S 
LEGS. 


ACTUALLY 
THAT 
WEIRDO 
THERE 
WHO 
SAVED 





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BUT NOT 
FULL OF 
HIMSELF. 





104 


IS IT 
WIDELY 
KNOWN 

ALREADY 
THAT THE 
ORC LORD 
HAS BEEN 
VANQUISHED 
Pp 





ONLY THE 
FOUR OF 
US WERE 
PRESENT. 


THERE HAS 
NOT BEEN 
A PUBLIC 

ANNOUNCE- 
MENT YET. 









I SEE. 
THAT'S 
PERFECT, 
THEN. 





AGENT 
VISITED 


US... 


I ONLY 
TOLD THE 
KING OF 
BLUMUND 

AND A 

SELECT FEW 
MINISTERS 
THE NEWS. 





IT MIGHT CAUSE 
CONFUSION IF WE 
MADE THE NEWS 
PUBLIC WITHOUT 
RELIABLE CONFIR- 

MATION FIRST... 


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Bonus 
Short Story 


Veldora's Slime Observation Journal 


~PLOTTING~ 


Veldora's Slime Observation Journal 


~PLOTTING~ 


@ MILIM THE WHIRLWIND (PART 2) 


Ifrit and I are friends now. We've grown closer than ever be- 
fore, so there is no longer any need to hold back! Therefore, I 
took it upon myself to train [frit to the limit of his ability. 


"No, wait a moment. That doesn't make any sense. You never 
held back about anything before, Master Veldora. In fact, you 
could stand to go easy on me..." 


"Hrmm. But I have been going very easy on you." 


"Well, I can't. I just can't. Besides, it doesn't add up. If 
your powers are sealed, how is it that you are so absurdly 
strong?!" 


So this is the response I get for trying to heighten Ifrit's skills. 
I fleshed out my Veldora-style Killing Arts, and was going to 
help Ifrit to master them, but apparently, I was rushing too 
quickly. 


Oopsy-daisy. I got a bit carried away. 


"Kwaaa ha ha ha! Do not sweat the little details! I was merely 
so pleased that I exerted more force than was necessary. You 
have my permission to be magnanimous and forgive my 
transgression, frit!" 


Magicules do not disperse in this closed world. It makes the 
use of power surprisingly easy and effective. Even in my 
human form created by pure thought, my energy density is 
higher than Ifrit's. 


For one thing, my power is simply too vast. Even holding 
back as I am, it is still too much for Ifrit—not that I mean to 
brag. However, there is still more to be done, so I shall have 
to ask him to look forward to my future growth. 


"Sure, sure. There's no point worrying about it, and it's not 
like you've ever done things differently. Yes, I forgive you, 
Master Veldora," said Ifrit, shrugging in resignation. 


He seems to understand that everyone fails at times, and 
there is no use in letting it bother you. It is a good sign of 
progress, I feel. 


"Um, you really shouldn't just interpret things however they 
suit you best—" 


"Kwaaa ha ha ha ha!" I laughed, drowning out Ifrit's com- 
plaint. 


Even now that we are friends, Ifrit's tone of voice is quite 
deferential. 


"Since we are now friends, why the need to be so reserved?" 


"It must be so. This dictionary includes the phrase, 'Even 
between friends there must be respect." 


Ifrit is so stubborn. Why, he is the stubbornest stub who ever 
stubbed. In fact, this is the very reason that I act so casually 
around him; to soften his rigidity. Indeed, it is for his own 
sake... 


"Like I said, please stop rationalizing your own actions that 


way. 
"Er, fine." 


He scolded me. Not only is he stubborn, [frit is also too strict 
by half. In comparison, Rimuru is positively flexible. He was 
afraid of me at first, but soon came to change his mind. 


Thinking on it now, Rimuru has always been special in that 
way. frit could stand to learn a thing or two from Rimuru— 
although on second thought, he need not be that bold. 
Rimuru will happily steal my magicules for his own ends, 
and I do not wish for [frit to feel the same license. It began to 
occur to me that perhaps the current state of our friendship is 
for the best after all. 


At any rate, Ifrit and I grow ever closer. 


Meanwhile, Milim has been getting familiar with the land of 
monsters. And it took only half a day—though I suppose it 
isn't my place to speak on this. Now she cavorts around with 
Rimuru as if she owns the place. 


It is lunch hour, and they are dining upon the mysterious 
food known as "curry." It is an otherworld food that Rimuru 
recreated after much trial and error. Between the leaves, nuts, 
and seeds, I was certain he was gathering catalysts for some 
magical curse—but this simple dish was the result. 


The crop known as "rice" was the result of much frantic 
searching on the part of Rimuru. He finds it a far cry from 
the taste of his home, but the monsters do appear to enjoy 
it. They say it has a tantalizing smell, and its rich spiciness 
is addicting. The addition of fruit juice can even increase the 
sweetness to make it palatable to children. 


Milim enjoys it as well. "Mmmm!!" she says, as she digs into 
i 


Tam so very jealous. "I wish that I could eat it, too." 


"It's not possible. And I thought you didn't need food in the 
first place, Master Veldora." 


Ifrit is correct, of course, but that does not mean I don't wish 
to eat. Just watching the delight with which Milim gobbles it 
up makes my mouth water. 


Of course, one must not forget about the honey. That was the 
item Rimuru used to tame Milim, and it looks simply delec- 
table. They say it is sweet. What is that like? Even Benimaru 
seems shocked by it. I am certain it must be quite delightful. 


Iam also curious about the thing they call sugar. Appar- 
ently, the stalks and roots of certain plants can be pressed, 
boiled, concentrated, and then dried out into a solid matter 
of refined sweetness. In short, extracting the sweetness of the 
plant itself. 


I learned from books that this substance was called sugar. As 
Shuna says, it is quite valuable, a rare treat that only the very 
rich or noble can partake in. 


But Rimuru's idea is to refine this sugar even further, into 
greater heights of sweetness. 


Fascinating. 


You see, knowledge is useless if simply hoarded. Only 
through personal experience can that knowledge be con- 
verted to useful wisdom. The breadth of my knowledge is 
vast, but I must admit that my ability to make effective use of 
it was poor. I shall have to focus more on how to utilize what 
I know. 


In comparison, Shuna and her cohorts are very active and 
true to their desires. They have formed something they call a 
Sweet Tooth Alliance. 


Milim's role is to eat, it seems—but that should be my role. 
When I am revived at last, I shall devour all of the sweets in 
sight! 


"You're really that obsessed with them? Even though you 
don't need to eat?" 


"Of course I am. I have never had any interest in eating until 
now. But it is not because I did not need to eat." 


" OM 


"It is because I did not know that eating could bring happi- 
ness. I did not know that stimulation of the taste buds could 
be an enjoyable thing!" 


"I see..." 


"And now that I know of it, is it not natural for me to wish to 
experience it?" 


"I suppose so. It does make sense. Sadly, I have no sense of 
taste, so | admit the concept does not click for me." 


Ah, yes. Indeed. [frit is a spiritual being, and does not pos- 
sess a physical body. No wonder he does not possess the 


desire to consume. 


"Have no fear. On the day that I am brought back to my full 
greatness, I will see that you are revived as well!" 


Rimuru will help... Surely Rimuru will make this right. I 
have full trust in him, and told Ifrit the same. 


"You will?" 


"Indeed! I will arrange a body of flesh for you. Then you, too, 
will be able to experience the pleasure of eating." 


"Oh... I will await this without expectations. But if it does 
indeed happen, then I pledge an oath to serve you faithfully 
to the best of my ability." 


Hrmm. That was not quite the enthusiastic response I ex- 
pected. 


Aha. I think I know what it is. Is he feeling shy? He must be 
feeling bashful about my generous and friendly offer. Heh 
heh heh, the little scamp. Don't worry, I do not break my 
promises. I will have to rely upon Rimuru to do it, of course, 
but I shall prepare [frit a body of his own—this I swore to 
myself. 


However, I was completely unaware that [frit was in fact 
thinking, Knowing Master Veldora, the instant he revives, he'll 
forget all about me and become interested in something else. If I’m 
lucky, he'll remember me for a brief moment a few years later... 


Moving on from all of that, Milim found acceptance among 
Rimuru's town. But that was merely the catalyst of the next 
problem. 

Despite her appearance, she is a demon lord. It is inevitable 
that if she gets along with Rimuru, the other demon lords 
will be forced to pay attention. 


"If Lord Rimuru is defeated, our fate is likewise sealed." 


"True. He is standing out more than I expected, so this is 
perhaps no laughing matter." 


Things will happen as they may. Both Ifrit and I are fully 
aware of the stakes. 


"Ifrit, | wish to ask you something." 
"What is it?” 


"How many demon lords are there, aside from your old 
master, Leon?" 


I hear of the demon lords so often these days, but I do not 
fully understand them. 


The ones that I am thinking of—giant, vampiress, and so 
on—were demon lords, if I recall correctly. There must be 
many of them around in the world these days... 


"Good question. As far as Iam aware, Demon Lord Leon is 
the newest of them. There was another demon lord who was 
hostile to him, and an expert in very insidious and treacher- 
ous strategies." 


"T see.” 


"There was another lord with unfathomable power, and one 
who was the cause of my meeting with Demon Lord Leon. 
Two more ruled over the rich and vast lands far to the south 
of the Great Forest of Jura. And lastly, Demon Lord Milim. 
That is all that I know of." 


Ah-hah. 


Regarding the demon lord with the "unfathomable power," 

I may know of whom he speaks. If I am correct, that makes 
this demon lord a foe so powerful that even I had never at- 
tempted direct conflict. But these other demon lords, I feel do 
not match the ones I am thinking of. Leon is newly arrived, 
and unfamiliar to me. And I am not knowledgeable of some 
insidious rival demon lord of his, either. 


Are the two who rule over the fertile lands the giant and 
vampiress? The vampiress moved strongholds, and I do not 
know where she dwells now. And I believe the giant was in 
the desert to the west, controlling the "Barren Land" and its 
many sandstorms. 


"Do you know how many there are in total?" 


"I believe they are called the "Ten Great Demon Lords,’ so that 
would suggest that it is no more than ten." 


"Ah-hah. I see." 


Ten of them. No wonder that does not match my memory of 
the demon lords. Ifrit mentioned seven that he knew, plus the 
two that were only in my recollection. The last is unknown to 


me directly, but I do recall hearing tales of some slothful de- 
mon lord. One who had no territory or castle to control and 
was wandering freely during the time when I was sealed. I 
doubt whoever that is has changed their nature. 


So it seems there are several I am unaware of, and it is quite 
likely that any demon lord who might antagonize Rimuru is 
a newer one. 


If my old sparring friends make an appearance, Rimuru does 
not stand a chance. But a brand new demon lord, depending 
on the circumstances, might actually be a fair fight for him. 


And then there is Milim. 


"If we're going to antagonize any demon lords, better that 
she be on our side. Demon Lord Milim is categorized as a 
Catastrophe for a reason," said Soei, with great wisdom. I 
completely agree. 


There is no hope of defeating Milim, but there may be ways 
to fight other demon lords. And now that Milim has aligned 
herself with him, it is very unlikely that any of them would 
attack the town. 


"It does not seem that we will have to worry about other 
demon lords." 


"L agree, Master. I do not think that Demon Lord Leon would 
attempt to fight Milim. We cannot be too overconfident, but 


for now, I think we can rest easy." 


In other words, both Ifrit and I were assured that there would 
be no imminent threat. 


At the meeting, it was decided that Rimuru would be respon- 
sible for watching over Milim. 


It makes sense. Rimuru is quite adept at handling children. 
In fact, he seems to have her in the palm of his hand. What 
better caretaker could there be? 


"You would know best, Master Veldora." 


Huh? 


"Wait, frit. What do you mean by that?" I asked, unable to 
help myself. 


He put on a sly expression. "Well, watching Demon Lord 
Milim, I see the resemblance to you. Is she a blood relation? 
The way that he has tamed her with food makes me think 
that you, too, will one day fall prey to—" 


"D-do not be ridiculous! I am too intelligent to ever fall to 
such cheap manipulations!" 


Such rudeness. Such rudeness, indeed. 

But...he does have a point. I cannot deny that I have been 
fascinated by the foods that Rimuru prepares. But that does 
not mean we are the same. Milim might have been easy to 
tame, but I am different! 

",..Sure. Let's go with that for now." 

Ifrit...that response seemed very skeptical to me. 

But if he doubts me, then I shall show him my regal great- 
ness when I am revived. Then he will surely see the error of 
his ways, and come to appreciate my splendor! 

Kwaaaa ha ha ha ha! 

The next day, Milim received a number of different outfits 
from Rimuru, much to her delight. I am jealous. Oh, how 
jealous I am. 


"T have decided, Ifrit." 


"What is it this time?” 


I cannot help but feel that his replies are getting sloppier by 
the day. But...no, it must be my imagination. Certainly, just a 
trick of the mind. 


"Heh heh heh. When I am revived, I think that I shall take 
human form." 


"Ohhh, really." 


Did his tone of voice suggest that he was less than thrilled? 
No. No, it couldn't be. 


"Yes, really. And if I did, what do you suppose would hap- 
pen?" I asked. 


Ifrit was silent for a time, until he seemed to realize some- 
thing, and opened his eyes. 


"Yes, I see!" he said passionately. "In dragon form, you would 
instill terror in the various monsters of the town, if not Lord 
Rimuru himself. But by taking human form, you would 
maintain the peace and leave the buildings unharmed. I'm 
impressed, Master Veldora! This is a wonderful idea that 
shows true care for those weaker than yourself!" 


"Huh?!" 


T haven't felt this kind of respect from Ifrit in a long time. But 
that was not my idea. I was just thinking that I would get my 
own clothes designed for me by Rimuru, that was all. Yet I 
cannot dash cold water upon his enthusiasm. 


"It is true. And only a true friend would intuit my intentions 
so accurately." 


"Ha ha! I knew you were a great and kindhearted soul, Master 
Veldoral" 


Yes. Yes, lam great, indeed. 


But...did he have to sound as though he were doubting this 
about me? Surely this was obvious from the start. The idea is 
somewhat upsetting, but I will overlook it. Thanks to Ifrit's 
mista—er, recognition of my greatness, I will not speak of 
this. 


And most importantly, I will not speak of my true intentions, 
which were that if I emerged in naked human form, Rimuru 
would have no choice but to give me clothes. 


Now, while Ifrit and I may have been enjoying our time in 
relative peace, that did not last forever. 


A huge pillar of roaring flame disturbed the pleasant mood. 
All I could do was sigh. The compliments had been about to 
come rolling in, too. I could feel it. 


@ THE DEMON LORDS' PLOT 


' 


"Master Veldora, I sense the approach of a powerful majin..' 
"Indeed. This aura is greater than yours, in fact." 
"That is true. In terms of energy, this one is higher." 


Kwaaa ha ha ha. You've really grown a sassy mouth, haven't 
you, Ifrit? 


Strength is not measured solely on magical energy, as now 
that [frit has learned that lesson, he no longer panics in the 
face of higher energy alone. 


For one thing, this majin has picked the wrong fight. This is 
the town of the tyrant Rimuru. Case in point: witness Rimuru 
approaching and asking after the commotion while a bat- 
tered majin lies crushed upon the ground. 


"Ah! Rimuru! He was being extremely rude, so I gave him a 
good and proper spanking," said Milim proudly. 


There, you see? 


Of the greater majin, this fellow was surely among the top, 
and this was all he could do against Milim. 


I would have assumed she'd be congratulated for her good 
work, but I was mistaken. Rimuru does not seem happy that 
Milim was exercising violence. 

"Hrmm. I feel that I would have done the same..." 

"L agree that you would. But Lord Rimuru is in the right." 
"Why?" 

"That majin claimed to be a follower of Demon Lord Carrion. 
He is something of an envoy, if you will. Injuring such a man 
would certainly be taken as a hostile stance toward Lord 


Carrion." 


I understand now. Ifrit is so good at explaining things. 


As it happens, Soei agreed, and Rimuru backed him up. 
"Ahh. I shall have to be more careful about this." 
"That is a very good attitude that you should never forget!" 


Hmm?! Why do I feel that Ifrit is being more caustic than 
normal? I feel a tiny bit hurt, even. But my own heartbreak 
aside, Rimuru and the others engaged in a meeting of the 
minds. 


The name of this majin visitor is Phobio, apparently. Phobio 
mocks Rimuru for being a simple slime. Given this reaction, 
we can Safely say that our first impression of him was correct. 
He is no match for Rimuru. 


The problem is Phobio's master. As the previous conversation 
mentioned, he works for Demon Lord Carrion. 


"So, Ifrit, do you know of this Demon Lord Carrion?" 


"Only that he is comparatively young, and is known as the 
Beastmaster..." 


Hmm. Beastmaster. King of the Beasts? Is he from the king- 
dom of lycanthropes to the south of the Jura Forest, then? 


If memory serves, that place is the Animal Kingdom of Eura- 
zania. Because it is a country whose warriors are comparable 
to higher majin, it is certainly not unthinkable that an indi- 

vidual from there would rise to the class of demon lord seed. 


Given my imprisonment, my feed of information has been re- 
stricted. Surely this Carrion must have come to power in the 
last few centuries. In which case, he still cannot defeat Milim. 
I relaxed, certain that we were safe. And Rimuru had a very 
accurate read on the balance of power. He wants to negotiate 
with Carrion using their own innate strength as collateral, 
rather than leveraging Milim's power. 


I must admit that he is most stout in his bearing. Phobio is 
not entirely stupid, either, and seems to be taking Rimuru's 
statement at face value. 


Despite the displeasure on both sides, the negotiation was 
proceeding —until Milim came to muck things up. As soon 


as she finished eating her lunch, she threatened Phobio, "If 
you talk down to my friend, you'll really be in for a world of 
hurt—" 


"The next time you do something, I'll take your dinner away. 
And I mean that this time, Milim." 


She should have stayed put, but she just doesn't learn. And 
on that note, [had to remind myself: do not interrupt Rimuru 
when he is in one of his serious moods. 


"What do you think, Ifrit? Does my conclusion not burst with 
wisdom?" 


"The idea of calling it 'wisdom' is appalling, but I do accept it 
as the right decision." 


Ifrit can be so strict. It feels as though he is less and less 
concerned with softening his words around me. But thanks 
to that, his growth is pleasing. 


A spiritual being's mental strength is directly tied to its actual 
strength. Ifrit's power at this moment is far beyond when he 
lost to Rimuru, I dare say. Ergo, his responses are evidence 
that my sagacious guidance has been of help to him. 


"Keep up the stellar work!" 
"hy, Fehites... 


I left the dumbfounded Ifrit behind and returned my at- 
tention to Rimuru's conversation. He had just put a stop to 
Milim's rampage earlier, and now the meeting has come to a 
successful conclusion. Phobio has his message to take back to 
Demon Lord Carrion. 


Carrion believes he can recruit Rimuru's forces, so a direct 
clash would be beside the point. If all goes well, they might 
enter some kind of negotiation with Carrion, but... 


I can sense that Phobio harbors a deep resentment within 
him. And the target of his rage is not Rimuru—but Milim. 


Hatred? No, that is not all of it. I think that Phobio is fooled 
by Milim's appearance. As Phobio took his leave of the city, I 
could not help but lament at how small of heart he truly is. 


After that, Rimuru placated Milim with some new toys, and 
learned what he wanted from her. It is really quite stunning 
to watch him manipulate her the way he does. I must learn 
from his example. 

"I believe it is time for you to advance to the next stage, Ifrit." 


"What in the world have you come up with this time?" Ifrit 
replied, unmoved. 


"That's the spirit. Always be inquisitive!" 

"Um, can you just answer my question?" 

"Kwaaaa ha ha ha! Through discipline, I will elevate your 
mind to even greater heights. You will not turn out as petty 
and small-minded as Phobio!" 

"Huh? Wait, I don't know what you..." 


"No more questions! Prepare yourself!" 


This was the start of my grand "Ifrit Raising Project." 


¢ VISITORS TO THE LAND OF MONSTERS @ 


While Rimuru tempted Demon Lord Milim with the wonders 
of the land of Tempest, Ifrit and I proceeded down the path 
of battle. 


"No, Master Veldora, only you are doing that. Please wait, I 
need a short break—" 


Ifrit is bursting with spirit and ambition. I wish to do right by 
his enthusiasm. 


"Are you listening to me?! You can't just walk over my pro- 
testatio—gwuah!” 


T unleashed my aura without waiting for Ifrit to finish his 
sentence. The magicule density of the space we are in became 
even denser. This put enormous stress on Ifrit, as a spiritual 
being. 


The majority of monsters under A-rank would be unable to 
bear this. Any human being would instantly perish. 


"Gwaaaaah?1" Ifrit roared, trying desperately to resist. 
"That's the spirit," I said kindly. "That's the spirit, Ifrit." 


"M-my existence is vanishing...I will soon collapse and dis- 
sipaaate!!" 


Ah, very good. 


The stress is building up well. This strain upon his being is 
what will make [frit much tougher. And knowing how Ifrit is 
already mentally strong enough to talk back to me, it should 
be a sign that his existence is more powerful than before, 
giving him higher maximum energy and making him able to 
withstand my aura. 


"There is a lot of weight...riding on the word 'should' in that 
statement!!" 


"Well, you seem to be handling it with aplomb, Ifrit. Very 
well. I am pleased by your strength of mind!" 


I will admit that Iam very proud of how he withstands my 
power. That is what I like to see in my very good friend. And 
as I admired him, I upped the amount of aura I was expend- 
ing. 


A few days passed like this. 


Ifrit is a very hardy being. As I expected, he has adapted to a 
high-density magical environment. 


"There, you see?" 
"...Well, I must admit that you were right, Master Veldora." 
Of course I was. I am never wrong about anything. 


"However! I wish you would have at least talked to me about 
it before you started!" 


Hmm?! Ifrit just scolded me with a ferocity I'm not accus- 
tomed to hearing. On the other hand, I suppose that he was 


in a temporary state of great danger, and on the brink of 
complete oblivion. If I had not been careful, I could've been 
responsible for the destruction of my conversation partner 
and friend, Ifrit. 


Whoopsie. Well, everyone makes mistakes now and then. 
"That is a lot more than just a 'whoopsie'!" 
"S-SOITY." 


That was rather rude of Ifrit to read my mind like that. But 
I did feel that I was at fault, so it seemed appropriate to 
apologize. 


Once Ifrit's anger cooled, we turned our attention to the 
outside world. 


Just then, new visitors had come to see Rimuru. I recognized 
three faces—the rather friendly adventurers we met earlier. 
But who are the others? 


Gobta brought them in. They were not monsters, but hu- 
mans. They didn't seem to be here for the purpose of defeat- 
ing monsters, which only made the question of their arrival 
more curious. 


"My name is Fuze. I am the guildmaster of the Kingdom of 
Blumund." 


Ahh, an important fellow. So he's come here to find out if 
Rimuru is dangerous, or more specifically, if he poses a threat 
to humanity. 


Fuze seems quite surprised by Vesta's presence. Vesta had 
been a senior minister at the dwarven kingdom, which 
earned him a reputation in neighboring lands. No wonder 
the man is surprised, then. No one would expect the former 
minister of a dwarven nation to be working in a town of 
monsters. 


It was not Fuze, but some fresh-faced youngster who then 
said, "How is it that a slime can talk?" 


A very astute observation. I had questioned the same thing 
myself. Now, I do not bother myself with the small details, 
but I suppose those of a small nature cannot help themselves. 
Ihave never seen a talking slime besides Rimuru. In fact, 

a slime with its own intelligence and will is essentially un- 
heard of. This man's question is a perfectly reasonable one. 
However...what he did next was a mistake. 


Not only did he insult my friend Rimuru, he also turned on 
Shion and said, "I wasn't talkin' to you, fun bags!" 


Now, you didn't hear this from me, but of all of Rimuru's 
followers, Shion has the shortest temper. She would not take 


this insult lying down. 


In the next moment, before anyone could intercede, her blow 
caught him directly on the head. 


That was not a surprise to me. Of course it happened. But... 
that mention of her breasts. 


"Ifrit, I have a question..." 

"What is it?” 

"Why is it that Rimuru seems to find breasts so enchanting?" 
"I'm afraid I do not know." 


"Hmmm. Perhaps if we were to study the actual phenom- 
enon, we might understand more about them?" 


"Perhaps...my bodily host, Shizue Izawa, was equipped with 
them, but they were only a hindrance during battle. They 
also seemed to give her shoulder and back pain, so I do not 
think they were very beneficial." 


"Is that so? Did they at least serve as a kind of armor to pro- 
tect the chest?" 


"Not at all." 
Ah, I see. They do not seem to have a practical use, then. 


Ifrit seems to think that not having breasts is better. Perhaps 


it would be amusing to give them to him, then. 


When | am revived for good, and it comes time to give Ifrit a 
body, I shall remember to make his feminine. Then I will be 
able to study breasts all that I like without needing to bother 
anyone. 


Kwa ha ha ha! This will be fun! 


"Master Veldora, why do I get the feeling that you were just 
plotting something absolutely unacceptable?" 


"I-I haven't the foggiest idea what you mean!" 


I was forced to distract Ifrit from his keen hunch by focusing 
our attention on the outside once more. 


Upon seeing Shion feeling chastised, Milim laughed, "You're 
much too quick-tempered, Shion!" 


I would think that of all people to make that observation, 
you should be the last. Believe it or not, my own patience is 
extraordinarily long. Sometimes I can get carried away, but it 
is always with the benefit of careful thinking behind it. 


I think that Shion and Milim lack self-control. And if I had 

to guess, Rimuru feels the same way that I do. Then, to my 
surprise, Rimuru announced his intention to turn this man 
Youm into a champion. What in the world has he got in mind 
this time? 


I could not wait to find out the answer. 


@ YOUM: FROM CHUMP TO CHAMP @ 
Youm is hesitant. 


But of course he is. How else can one respond to the idea of 
becoming a champion of justice? 


I do not know what Rimuru has in mind, either. It seems his 
plan is to give Youm the public credit for vanquishing the 
dreaded Orc Lord. But what does he stand to gain by doing 
this...? 


"What do you suppose Lord Rimuru is thinking?" Ifrit asked. 


"I do not know. Even one as wise as I is ill-equipped to read 
Rimuru's thoughts." 


We were confused at first, but when Rimuru explained, it all 
made sense. 


Announcing that the Orc Lord was defeated by another 
monster would not solve the problem from the humans' 
perspective; to them, it would simply mean another monster 
took over in place of the first. But if Youm is introduced as 
the human champion who defeated the beast, his fellows will 
accept the news with great fanfare. 


This will also allow Youm to be a bridge between the two 
sides—someone who can help convince the humans of the 
existence of friendly, harmless monsters. 


"Ah, yes. Rather than enjoy the temporary superiority of pro- 
claiming one's great deed, allow another to take it and reap 
lasting, practical gains from it." 


"It is exceedingly clever, and seems to derive from knowl- 
edge of the human mind. Lord Rimuru does seem to be 
honestly dedicated to peace with the humans, doesn't he?" 
said Ifrit. 


"Indeed. His end goal is simply to live in peace and luxury. 
Petty squabbling only impedes this goal, so he prioritizes 
gaining trust instead." 


"So you are saying that trust is more important than force of 
arms. It does not seem to match the attitude of ‘survival of 
the fittest’ typical to monsters." 


I understand Rimuru's logic now. And none of his followers 
appear to have any objections to this. That, too, surprises me. 


Benimaru, Soei, and Shion. These three alone represent 
enough power to bring down one of the smaller nations bor- 
dering the Great Forest of Jura. And yet... 


Even the mighty, short-tempered Shion does not insist on 
exerting diplomatic pressure through military strength. That, 
above all else, would suggest to me that the monsters who 


follow Rimuru's lead all understand his way of thinking. 


And the man named Fuze understands their desires as well. 
He has signed on to Rimuru's plan. The entire apparatus is 
moving onward, leaving the actual central figure of Youm 
behind. 


Youm seems troubled by it, but unable to give a direct an- 
swer yet. He doesn't feel that playing hero suits him. 


Then Milim said, "No. Not a hero. Heroes are a special kind 
of being, just like demon lords." 


She is correct. Apparently Milim can be considerate when 
she wants. If he called himself a "hero" without being careful, 
there could be very monumental consequences. It would get 
him involved with some demon lord or another, and tangle 
him up in larger strands of fate. 


And of course, if he were not up to the rigors of that role, he 
would not be long for this world. 


Thankfully, Milim laid out all of this information for me. 
Rimuru seemed unaware of it himself, so I am grateful to her 
for doing so. 

And yet... 

"Whadda you want, kid? The adults are talki—" 

He just had to be stupid enough to talk back to Milim. I 
suppose he deserved a good punch. Milim might be short- 
tempered, but he earned that one. Even Rimuru didn't seem 
to be that angry. But appearances are important, so he did 
scold Milim in Youm's presence. 

If only, like me, Milim took care not to be scolded— 
Warning: Severe decline in work efficiency detected. 

Yikes! 

It is highly suggested that you focus seriously on your work. 


Well, I've just been scolded. 


I'd been diverting small bits of my unique skill Inquirer, 
which was busy analyzing my Unlimited Imprisonment 
cage, for my own selfish purposes...and it seems the jig is up. 
In fact, I believe I've been spending all my time recently hav- 
ing fun with Ifrit. That was careless of me. A very careless, 
very silly mistake. 

But I have an argument of my own to make. With the way 
Rimuru drains my energy for his own ends, interfering 

with my work, surely I can be allowed a bit of free time for 
myself... 

Question: Whom does this work benefit? 


My argument shattered in an instant. 


I should have known I could not stand up to Rimuru. Very 
well. 


"Forgive me, Ifrit. I will be devoting my sole attention to 
undoing the seal for a while." 


Correction: Not for a while. Until it is done. 

Hrrg. 

I even have tears in my eyes. 

But while I gnash my teeth, Rimuru's conversation reaches 
its conclusion. Somehow, even he is able to take the time to 
do his regular daily checks. And if Rimuru is working, then I 


must do so as well. 


Under Ifrit's watchful eye, I diligently resumed my work. 


Huh?! 


I was analyzing for so long that several days have passed 
already. 


Correction: Only several days have passed. 
You are too hard on me, Rimuru. 
In fact, is that really you, Rimuru? 


I'm beginning to have my suspicions... 


Hmph. I cannot imagine it is anyone but Rimuru. I wish that 
he would treat his ally and friend with more care than this. I 
need a breather now and then, and Ifrit must be very bored 
without me. 

I can see now that Youm is on board with Rimuru's project 
to turn Youm into a champion. And on the other end, I am in 
the midst of my "Ifrit Raising Project." 

Surely I can be allowed a bit of slack. 


... Understood. Will you activate the Ifrit Raising Project? 
YES/NO 


Umm...? 

Y-you mean I don't get to do it? 

Warning: Declining progress has been detected. 

Hrrrrgh. 

Thate to admit it, but it is true that I have been slacking too 
much. I ought to continue my hard work before Rimuru gets 
any more cross with me. 

And so, with great regret, I put Rimuru's requested "Ifrit 
Raising Project" on hold, and returned to the boring work of 


undoing the magical seal placed upon me. 


To be reincarnated in Volume 8! 


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KODANSHA COMICS Digital Edition 


That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime volume 7 copyright © 2018 
Fuse / Taiki Kawakami 
English translation copyright © 2018 Fuse / Taiki Kawakami 


All rights reserved. 


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ORC LORD, 
THERE'S 
STILL A 

POTENTIAL 

THREAT TO 


YOUR TOWN. 





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THIS ISA 


NARRATIVE 
THAT WOULD 
REALLY HELP 


ME IN MY 
QUEST 
TO BE ON 
GOOD 
TERMS 
WITH THE 
HUMANS. 


SO I WANT 
THE STORY 
TO BE THAT 
YOU AND 
YOUR TEAM 
BEAT THE 
ORC LORD. 


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OFFERING 
THEM 
SUPPLIES, 
WEAPONS, 
AND FOOD 
FOR THE 
MISSION. 


AND IT 
WAS THE 
TOWN OF 

MONSTERS 
THAT 
SUPPORTED 
THE BRAVE 

YOUNG 
HEROES... 





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..- THAT THE 
KINGDOM 
OF 
BLUMUND 
MIGHT BE 
ABLE TO 
ASSIST 
WITH THIS 
IDEA. 


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WITH THE 
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I KNOW, 
WE CAN 
SPREAD THE 
RUMORS 
TO THE 
NEIGHBORING 
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FORMING A 
FELLOWSHIP 
WITH THEM 
HAS MEANING 
BEYOND JUST 
AVOIDING 
CONFUSION. 


EVERY 
ONE OF THE 
OVER TEN 
THOUSAND 
MONSTERS 
HERE IS 
A NAMED 
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THAT YOU 
REALLY DO 
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THE ORC 
LORD'S 
FORCES 
FOUND US, 
AND WIPED 
OUT THE 
ENTIRE 
SURVEY 
PARTY. 





YES. 
THE IDEA 
WAS THAT 
I WOULD 
REGROUP 
WITH THEM 

AFTER 
RECEIVING 
THE PAYMENT 

FOR THE 
MISSION. 


I SEE. 
IF YOU'RE 
ALL DEAD, 
THEY WON'T 

BOTHER 
LOOKING 
FOR YOU. 


WHO EVEN 
SAYS 
THINGS 
LIKE THAT 








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PARDON 


DROPPED 
YOUR 
MEAT. 








ARE ORCS 
SUPPOSED 
TO BE THIS 


RATIONAL 
2 


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122 








123 


HA HA! 
HE MEANT 
THAT YOU 
SHOULD 

RELAX, 

Too! 


SEE YOU 
IN TOWN 


(Pkg) LIKE THIs, 
} GELD. 


RIMURU f& 
BUT ORDERED [> 
ITS HARD METO 
NOT TO REST. 
WONDER 
ABOUT THE 


OF CON- 


































































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WZ . 
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_ RIMURU — 
- THIS, LORD 








124 









HAVE 
YOU MADE 
UP YOUR 


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MUG (Ee 


meee EDT 








= may! 
“ wort 





A Ra 
Died Wee Muy 
Wye. diser aa 
Creams AC 
lt" Wee 

















ay te 
UTA 


HEM ee he = 
iti, 
wll 
mt ( 








Ta 
Stele (uf 
eri GL 


we ts 
ati all yf 















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alten é AV 5 etalon dus ttt eh 
abla NAN UB, eect 
esl i ate th 
‘ u 
; hts 
Cs 
sai iN wrnantle, m7 
Ahly ey 
(qe! 
ett 


a 


IT'S MY 
JOB TO Ai | 
LEADE 
KEEP THE icles OF THE 
REST OF SANS By SURVEY 
THEM =) PARTY. 
SAFE. fF 


I'M THE 





125 





















IF WE GO 
AND .. WE AND JOIN 
WITH THIRTY MIGHT A GUILD 













I HAD 






MY OWN PEOPLE, WE BE ABLE IN SOME 
VISION FOR COULD EVEN TO PUT OTHER 
WHAT WAS TAKE SOME FOOD COUNTRY 
POSSIBLE BIG EXTER- ON THE vn 

IN THE MINATION TABLE. 













FUTURE. CONTRACTS. 






Abe 
N (Ces te 
lee weet! te 


Ney 





DECIDED, 
RIMURU. 





126 

















YOU'RE 
NOT LIKE 
THAT 
AWFUL 
COUNT. 












THERE'S A 
POWER IN THE 
WORDS OF 
THOSE WHO 
ARE REVERED 
BY THEIR 
COMPANIONS. 



























I'VE 
DECIDED 
TO 
TRUST 


—_ 
=. 


See FF 


Pa net: 






— 





127 


SO I'LL BE 
WHATEVER 
YOU WANT 
ME TO BE. 





I HAVE 
HIGH 
HOPES 
FOR YOU, 
YOUM. 


PUT 'ER 
THERE. 











BUT IT 
COULDN'T 




















THIS PUT 
THE PLAN 
TO TURN 

YOUM 
INTO A 
CHAMPION 









































/N ORDER 
TO BE 
WORTHY 
OF THE 
TITLE OF 
“CHAMPION” 

































































| 


- 


=)Tang 


» 
= 


= 








3 
A i nm Sa 
(‘wee _—= a | ‘. ; 





130 


AE 
NEEDED 
TO LOOK 
THE FART 
FIRST. 


z ery 
— wut 
=a es = 









SO 
DEMON 
LORD 
... AND CARRION 
DEMON DISPATCHED 
PHOBIO THE 
orp PHOBIC TH 


DECIDED FANG... 
TO TAKE 
PART OF 
HER OWN 
ACCORD. 



























































... THERE FROM 
SHOULD YOUR 
HAVE INVESTI- 
BEEN ONE GATION 
OTHER eee 
THING TO 
REPORT, 














BUT WE 
HAVE AN 
AGREEMENT 
NOT TO 
INTERFERE 
WITH ONE 
ANOTHER. 


LORD 
MILIM... 





IF 
MILIM 
HAD 


TORN 
SHED. “Vou 


ME THE FROM 
TROUBLE OF ‘Liy5 
DISPOSING ~~... 

OF YOU 

MYSELF. 











134 


BUT I 
DIGRESS. 
CONTINUE 

YOUR 

MONITORING 


FROM THE 
IF YOU DON'T GREAT 


WANT TO DIE, = FOREST OF 
I SUGGEST JURA UNTIL 
YOU TAKE YOUR NEXT 


YOUR ROLE ORDERS. 
SERIOUSLY. 





































DON'T 


REMEMBER, WASTE 


pied Bocates 

Liesl ABOUT 
HEART IN ESCAPING. 
THE PALM 

OF MY 














NOW, 
BEGONE 


YOU FROM MY 
DISGUST sigur. 
ME. 













































































136 





























mW viral 


mA 
i "7 Uy 


@ | 


i 

! 

1 at f) ee 
Ns : 


























WHY, 
THAT'S 
SO CRUEL 
OF YOU, 
CLAYMAN. 


DION'T 
LAPLACE 
- TELL 
TREAT YOU 
YOUR 
TOOLS 
WITH 





I'MA COURSE 
MEMBER ¢ 
OF THE 
MODERATE 
HARLEQUIN 
ALLIANCE, 
AREN'T 


I MEAN, IT'S 
NOT HARD TO 
TELL WHEN THE 
HARPIES ARE 

WORKED UP, 
WHAT WITH ALL 
THE FLAPPING 

WINGS! 


YOU'RE 
ALREADY 
BACK 
FROM 
INVESTI- 
GATING 


WELL, ONCE 
I STARTED 
LOOKING 
INTO DEMON 
LORD FREY'S 
PROBLEMS, 
THEY CAME TO 
LIGHT VERY 
QUICKLY. 





THEY BELIEVE 
SAY THE tes 
DREADED 
CHARYBDIS 
WILL SOON 
RETURN. 


BUT AS THE 
TALE WENT, A 
HERO IN THE 
OISTANT PAST ' 

GREW TIRED OF 

ITS THREAT, AND 

SEALED IT AWAY 
FOR GOOD... 


WELL, I CAN 






CERTAINLY 
BUT IT 1S SEE WHY THE 
BEYOND "SKY QUEEN” 
HER ABILITY FREY WOULD 
TO HANDLE, BE ALARMED. 
I WOULD 


ESTIMATE. 





139 AU ih ie he 





CHARYBDIS 
'S THE 
RULER OF 
THE SKIES, 
A BEING THAT 
REPEATEDLY 
DIES ANDO 
RETURNS 
TO LIFE. 









YOU'VE 
GOT THAT 
"I HAVE A 

GREAT IDEA" 

LOOK, 

CLAYMAN! 


EVEN 
WITH A 
MASK ON, 
I CAN 
ALWAYS 
TELL WHAT 
YOU'RE 
THINKING! 
































IN THAT 
CASE, 

I HAVE 
ANOTHER 
JOB I'D 
LIKE YOU 
TO DO. 





BUT LET ME 

WARN YOU, 
BEATING 

CHARYBDIS 

MIGHT BE A 

BIT BEYOND : 

MY ABILITY. -of_ 


WOULDN'T 
















IT IS THE 
DEMON 
LORD MILIM 









YOU'RE 














SENDING 
MAKES YOU MILIM WHO WILL 
THINK THAT AFTER DEAL WITH 
TYRANT IT? 
WOULD 
LISTEN TO \ 
ANYTHING | <A 


«‘\ 


a 


— 





— 
—— 





h 


Yh / 


~ 


HMP BUT... 
LOOK AT WOULDN'T 
THIS IMAGE CHARYBDIS 


A BE EVEN 
oe LESS LIKELY 


TOOL JUST . \X\ 
BROUGHT | TO HEAR 





THIS 
IS THE 
PERFECT 
VESSEL 
FOR 
CHARYBDIS 





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