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THAD TIME (GOD REINERRNATED AS} 





Author : FUSE 
aecise: THIRL RAIARAMI| 
Choracter design: He AH 


(Storm 
Dragon 
Veldora) 


‘ \ 
Rimuru's friend and name-giver. 
A catastrophe-class monster. 







poo OPE 


ha 


= 


UAL TEMPEST 


notherworlder, who was formerly humans 
+) Owe be, wiamee eo | MN |. ae, —= 
diwas reincarnated as a.slim 


2 eS SI 
— — —= 
a GS ik eta aa 


DWARVEN 
KINGDOM 


; GREAT FOREST 
[> Tempest wolf. 


¢ OF JURA 
wa. oe ides in Rimuru's shadow. KINGDOM = 
| | ti ¥ OF BLUMUND af 










































P| 
\ SEALED CAVE 
- aN J _- - b 
mi 5 
ne 
i é PLOT SUMMARY 

Demon Lord Milim has taken residence in Tempest. Rimuru 

and his cohorts, Fearing that the other Demon Lords will 

think that she has made a pact with Tempest, decide to 

stay on her good side and wait For the storm to pass. 

But in che meantime, Demon Lord Carrion and his Follower 

Phobio visit Tempest and clash with Milim. Then the Guild of 

Blumund and a survey party From Falmuth arrive. With the 










way Tempest ig attracting attention From its neighbors, 
there's no telling who could show up next...! Lf 

































nits ba e [> One of the Ten Great Demon Lords ; n y 
ah a Bes | gas STE a - ee . ee 7). 
/ | ee hs pani On Mehra GNIAR) ie ode Gu hey 2 Se I ee Ail Ky Y ‘ 
fl "~~ el nS SiC SRS OE NES aS 








CcOMTEM TS 


CHARTER dy Dispatch from the Overseer 6 


* O05 


CHAPTER df Chorybdis 
| e 055 | 


CHAPTER & Tyrant of Destruction Cy 


» 063 


CHAPTER tp As a Nation 
| re il? | O 


haf 


~F| BONUS SHORT STORY 


| Weldora’s Slime Observation Journal C3 


| P 155 | 





He won the 
admiration 
of his people as 
they watched 
him bravely 
go to war to 
protect them. 

















Every 
resident of 
Eurazania 
shared this 
dedication. 








"That 
Demon 
Lord is 

our pride 






ESE ARBAB: 


fe 


Right in the 
middle of a 
worldwide 


war. 





Carrion, 
king of the 
lycanthropes, 
styled himself 
a Demon Lord 
about 400 
years ago. 














So full of 
admira- 
tion and 
desire, in 
fact... 








that they 
would sell 
their souls 
to reach 
his level. 


CHAPTER 


VEPSEEF 





Only 





PLEASE, 
PHOBIO, 
YOU 













LORD LOSING 







SHUT | CARRION THAT 
COULDN'T FIGHT. 
YOUR | actualty 


FOOLISH 


HUMILIATE © 
HIMSELF 
LIKE THAT 







KNOCKED 
OUT INA 
SINGLE 
BLOW! 





ONE OF 


BEASTKE- 


WE MUST 
KEEP LORD 
CARRION'S 
ORDERS 
IN MIND. 


OH, BUT 

MUST BE I QUITE 

IMPOSSIBLE UNDER- 
TO KEEP 
SUCH A 
FEELING 
UNDER 


CONTROL. 


THE THREE - 





=e 












BUT OUR 
MISSION 
IS TO 
RECRUIT 
THAT 
SLIME 
AND HIS 
FOLLOW- 
ERS... 


I 
UNDER- 
STAND 
YOUR 
FRUS- 
TRATION, 
SIR... 





FORGIVE 


My OY - . | 
— CITIZENS 
BELATED | | Go OF EURA- 


INTRO- — ! 
DUCTION. & : ZANIA! 





IAMA 
HUMBLE 
MEMBER 

OF THE 

MODERATE 
HARLEQUIN 
ALLIANCE. 


I AM 
KNOWN AS 
FOOTMAN, 


THE ANGRY 


YOUR 
ACQUAIN- 
TANCE. 


WN 

vy 
a x 
<2 
ae 





SEE, THE 
MODERATE 
HARLEQUIN 
ALLIANCE 
IS AN 
ODD-JOBS 
MERCENARY 
OUTFIT. 


11 


DO YOU 
CLOWNS 


THERE'S NO 
NEED TO BE 
DEFENSIVE. |. 


I THINK 
YOU'LL FIND 
IT'S WELL 
WORTH YOUR 
TIME TO HEAR 
WHAT WE 
CAN OFFER 
you! 





GET LOST. 

I HAVE NO 

REASON TO 

SIT AROUND 

AND LISTEN 
OF FISHY- 
LOOKING 
CLOWNS. 


j 
Z 
Z 
4 
4 





BECAUSE 
WE CAN 
OFFER 
YOU A 
TRULY 


NATURALLY, 
!T ALSO 
POSES 
A GREAT 
DANGER. 


BUT WHEN 
YOU HAVE 
OVERCOME 


Seen 
Eee 





‘& 
‘ 


14 











WELL, 
MASTER 
RIMURU 


“ 
LF 


TIGHTENED 


UP YOUR | 
BEARING \ a 


rs 


IT HASN'T 
BEEN LONG, 
BUT IT 
SHOWS 
THAT YOU'VE 
TAKEN YOUR 
TRAINING 
VERY 
SERIOUSLY. 


g wor 
pe 


WEEKS AGO, 
YOUM'S 
GROUP WAS 
MERELY A 

RABBLE OF 


AFTER 
GIVING 
THEM 
GEAR AND 
SENDING 
THEM TO 
HAKURO... 





ot ee 
FINALLY 
LOOK 
WORTHY 
OF BEING 
CALLED A 
CHAMPION'S 
PARTY. 


AND 
NOBODY'S 


ANYONE 


WITH THE ~—- REALLY Vet EAE 
ARMY OF AWARE (TAT THE 
200,000 OF VUST iy go he 


ORTHE HOW Ke sa ie 

ae eer WH | | DEFEATED 
LORD —_ THINGS S ¢ eam 

EVOLU- GOT... j ia 
TION. Zo , 





16 


HE WAS 
EXCITED 
TO REPORT 
BACK ABOUT 
THE BATTLE 
AGAINST THE 
ORC LORD, 
COMPLETE 
WITH 
FICTIONAL 
DETAILS. 


AS THEIR 
FAME 


... THANKS 
GROWS, 


TO THE 
RECOGNITION 
OF THE 
ASS/STANCE 
WE PROVIDE 
THEM. 


ROMMEL'S 
ALREADY 
HEADED 
BACK TO 
FALMUTH 
AHEAD 


KINDA FEELS 
EMBARRASS- 
ING TO JUICE 
UP THE STORY 
OF A GREAT 
BATTLE THAT 
YOU NEVER 
ACTUALLY 
TOOK PART 
IN, THOUGH. 


IN THE 
FUTURE, 
YOUM'S 
GROUP WILL 
UNDERTAKE 
HERO/C 
ACTIVITIES 
USING 
OUR HOME 
AS A BASE. 











EVER 
S/INCE 
THEN, 
YOUM'S 
BEEN 
7/MID 
AROUND 













































































































































































THAT YOU 
RECEIVE 
ENCOUR- 
AGEMENT 
FROM A 
DEMON 
LORD. 



























































































































































18 


THAT'S 


SO YOUM 
AND HIS 
COMPANIONS 
LEFT, WITH 
A BIT LESS 
POMP THAN 
I WOULDVE 
EXPECTED. 


THIS IS 
MILIM 
NAVA, 

THE 


OH, 

I GUESS 
YOU NEVER 
GOT A 
FORMAL 
INTRO- 
DUCTION. 





ACTUALLY 
DEMON 











MUST 
ADMIT, 
I FIND 

THIS 

VERY 
STAR- 
TLING. 


























































































































UNDER- 
ITIS STAND 
A VERY WHAT 
PLEASANT SHE 
AND MEANS, 
RELAXING THOUGH. 















































OH, YOU 
KNOW, 
I'VE GOT 
A LOT OF 



























IT SEEMS ial delbe 
LIKE YOU'RE 
THOROUGHLY | HERE. 
: ENJOYING 
- YOUR 
VACATION 


TO ME. 











, PROMISE 
DETERMINED THAT'S NO THAT YOU'D 


THAT YOU : 
PROBLEM HELP US TURN 
WERE : YOUM INTO A 
SOMEONE i . [=o CHAMPIONP 
WITH A / IK \ || 
TRUST- Vig 7 | A [ Xe (EN ; { 
WORTHY | ss=~ wee] EEF a ons eRe Al AE 


—— — 


NATURE. a] a er ipa ees 
= Oper a Lge 


rn 
“WAY ae |. V4 
7 : 5 








<a SS 


ple ee 


ees 


I'VE 
ALREADY 
TOLD THE 


YEAH, THE |} Sa a NECESSARY 
uf 
WAY YOU'RE ese | PARTIES AND 


RELAXING ~ | eee. MADE ALL 
CERTAINLY a fie SURE ——~ NEEDED 
TELLS ME WORKS |.’ ‘ 
gece = PREPARA- 
MUCH TRUST e ie 
YOU HAVE 
IN ME. 





COMING I SWEAR, 
HERE ALL THOUGH... 
THE TIME I'M VERY 
IF NOT HAPPY TO KNOW 
FOR THE ) THERE'S SUCH 
DANGER A DELIGHTFUL 
; PLACE FOR 
RECREATION IN 
THE VICINITY OF 
BLUMUND. 


DOES HE 
THINK THIS /S, 

A PUBLIC 
BATH ALONG 
THE COMMUTE 
HOME FROM |, 

WORKP ff 


VM EL 


DANGER 

ON THE THAT HE 
ROAD, MENTIONS 
HUH? Tvs 


Ectlin Lee ele vies p Hii ae Nee I GUESS 
SRN sr SO INT aia f> mi a eas BUILDING 
aoe gi ne Be oe ! Lara A ROAD 
; WOULD 
BE THE 
QUICKEST 
WAY, 
WOULDN'T 
ia ag 
























































22 


OH, 
B-BUT acc 

YOU'RE ; THINKING 
TALKING r( = ie pee 
on ail STRUCTING 
MAUOR | my - y gery 

INTER- | [ eo Neco 
NATIONAL | NY ! peta 
eel OF BLU- 

7 i MUND. 


DO THAT, 
I WANT 
PEOPLE 

FROM 
NATIONS 
THE WORLD 
OVER 
TO VISIT. 


























YOU 
TO HELP 
SPREAD 

THE WORD 
THAT WE'RE 
MONSTERS 

WHO 
POSE NO 
DANGER. 
























































































































.- THEN 































I, FUZE, 
PLEDGE TO 
SPREAD THE 
WORD OF 
YOUR TOWN 
USING 
ALL THE 
CONNEC- I SEE. 
TIONS WELL, IF 
I HAVE. YOU'RE 
WILLING 
TO GO 
THAT FAR 
FOR THE 
BENEFIT 
_ OF OUR 





PEOPLES 


























rere 


THE 
FOREST 
/S 





WE'VE 








ALREADY Ya 
UNDER 

in GOT THE 1227 

ROAD Y 

vag =e TO THE E 
VISION 

OF - DWARF |/ Y 

COURSE, KINGDOM 2 






PLANNING 
TO HANDLE 
ALL OF 
THE WORK 
ON THAT 
OUR- 
SELVES 


UNDERWAY. 





24 


ST JUST 
MAKES 
ME LOOK 
LIKE AN 
INCREDIBLY 
GOOD, NICE 
MONSTER. 


25 


MAYBE 
BECAUSE 
WHEN A 
MONSTER 
SAYS 
SOMETHING 
THAT'S 
REASON- 
ABLE... 














































































































































































































ra 
GUESS 
THE IDEA 
WAS A 
HIT WITH 
HIM. 

































































SHE 
CAN FIND 
MONSTERS ; 

RIGHT MILIM’S 

AWAY, : INCREDIBLE 

WHICH TO HAVE 
MAKES THE AROUND! 
HUNTING il @n-’d 

A LOT 

EASIER. 


























iaiitilliididl, Wy 


FINE, 
FINE, I'M 
COMING. 





gee 


ww 
= 


——— 
a 7 — 
rr a) 
spre RU Wee / : aye 
<1 Se CC Te CE. == 


Ube 


bese Ny we eae 


22> ‘ 


FFF 


A, 
JERE 





WE 
CAUGHT 
A WHOLE 
BUNCH. 
WANNA 

SEE? 








att 


woh == WY, = . % SS = : 
Wes MO ee yl =-- ee ee Bi %, i = yates ; l i] 
Laka ye = pete _ 3 Ss. NF : HIM. 
: i = N =a ies _ e : > ; 








—., 








site 








== 


J 
= ! “iN 
Ee ean ; a oe SB, Mey (, ee ; ae : ; : ee ee S if i. - 
aT W, ; Me - ss : a = y 


28 








ue 



































IT's 

BEEN A 

LONG 

TIME 

».CHAN- SINCE 
CELLOR. THEN 


YEAH, 
SURE, | 
BUT COULD 
YOU PLEASE 
EXPLAIN 
WHAT'S 
HAPPEN- 
ING? 


SENSE A 
MENACING 
AURA... 


WHAT 
HAVE 
YOU BEEN 
FIGHTING 
Pp 





I HAVE AN 
URGENT 
DISPATCH. 


CHARYBDIS 
HAS 
RETURNED 


wo 
QE 


OQ UN) bd 
\\ QOS Xx 
0 z>< 
SEE SOO 
— <n 





ln the city of Tempest 


 ] 
Se 
Ss es 


when floating in the bath 


CANNOT 
IMAGINE 
THE SEAL 
WOULD 
COME 
UNDONE 
WITHOUT 
REASON 





SAYS 

IT CAN 
CONTROL 
MONSTERS 

FROM 




















H ... WHAT'S 
| CHARYBDIS?” 





WHAT?! 
THE 
RULER 
OF THE 
SKIES 
HAS RE- 
TURNED 


INDEED. 
MY SISTER 
TREYNI 
IS BUSY 
HOLDING 
IT BACK... 





























PERHAPS 
IT'S AN 
AFTER- 

EFFECT OF 
VELDORA'S 
DISAP- 
PEARANCE 












oe 

ER es 

S coe - ee ran 
ee — 


i 
Se 


oo 


oe 
se 


<< : 








ce 
de 





























: CALAMITY- CHARYB- 
a eas) CLASS BIS. 
DEATH, re — LD MONSTER 
IT COMES oo 2 WITH NO 
BACK TO LIFE ie Py f : eee 
AFTER A SET | _ IT COMMITS. 
PERIOD OF TIME. ; RS 3 = z co. Re INDISCRIMI- 
IT WAS SEALED S oe NATE MAS5- 
AHO IMMOBILIZED 4 : oo. SLAUGHTER 
BY A HERO. [MME NZ oONY  O ON INSTINCT 
ee te : ue 


if (geht 
“Vite 


BECAUSE 
IT I5 A 
SPIRITUAL 


wi Bs “HS ie BEING 
THANKFULLY, |< ~\ Ph es WITH NO 


GREATSAGE JOO : REVIVAL 
KET ME Pe FL REQUIRES 9 Oana 
FROM BEING — . A VESSEL, _ 
THE LOOP... Re : a < CORPSE. 


I SUPPOSE IN IISA 


(T'S NOT 

GOING TO BE 
THE TYPE OF 
CREATURE ee 
HEAT GAN Ge DOESN'T HAVE 
EASINESS A MIND OF 

WITH THROUGH) A I piadite 
HONEY AND oO OG | 
DIALOGUE. Pg 


MYSTERY HOW 
IT'S HEADING 
FOR THIS 











Well... 











I'M SURE 








SO THAT SOME OF 

I HAVE WE YOU HAVE 

DECIDED HAVE ALREADY 

TO AN SENSED... 
DEFEAT ENEMY 








[Ts 





















































































THERE 

OUR IS NO 
SAMURAI NEED 
GENERAL TO BE 
BENIMARU AFRAID. 
IS PRE- 
PARING 

OUR 

FORCES. 








































































































































































































YOU NON- 
COMBATANTS, 
FOLLOW 
RIGUR'S 
ORDERS 


THAT 


IS ALL! I 
DON'T WANT aa 
OR RIOTING! FOREST. 

NOW GET 

GOING! 























































































































VESTA, 
MAKE 
CONTACT 
WITH KING 
GAZEL 


' 
(‘x = a 


SORRY. 
I KNOW 
: YOU WERE 
on oa ENJOYING 

YOUR 


I'D VACATION. 
APPRECI- 


ATE IF YOU 
EVACUATED 
WITH THE 
OTHERS. 


IF YOU 





S. 


BUT THE 
THREAT IT 
POSES IS 
LIKELY EVEN 
GREATER 
THAN A 
DISASTER’ 





THE ONLY 
REASON 
IT'S NOT 
CLASSIFIED 
A DISASTER & 
LIKE A e 
DEMON 
LORD... 


S 





oO 


BECAUSE 
IT DOES 
NOT TAKE 
"INTELLIGENT 
ACTIONS.” 

THAT’ 


CHARYB- 
DIS ISA 


1 e 
wg 
Eo ws 
50 

~4<¥ 
S$ AZ 
xVQO 
Oo 2 





.. YOU 
WOULD 
CHALLENGE 
A DEMON 
LORD? 





»-BUT 
EVEN IF I'M 
DEFEATED, 
I HAVE NO 
PLANS ON 
GIVING UP. 


SHOULD 
LOSE THE 
FIGHT... 


I'D APPRECI- 
ATE IT IF YOU 
WOULD CHECK 
TO SEE HOW 
THE PEOPLE OF 
SET ff BLUMUND FEEL 
ONE- v > ABOUT TAKING 
ess y WN IN REFUGEES, 
se lt \\a IN THAT ONE- 
a OL’. IN-A-MILLION 
POSSIBILITY. 











YOU'RE 
THE 
MASTER 
OF 
THESE 
MON- 
STERS. 








AND I'VE 
TAKEN 
ON HER 
WISHES. 


PLUS, WHEN 
YOU SAY THIS 
THING IS ON 
THE LEVEL 
OF A DEMON 
LORD, THAT 
JUST MAKES 
IT HARDER TO 
BACK AWAY 
FROM THE 


SHARE MY 
HOMELAND 
WITH 
SHIZU, 
AS IT 

HAPPENS. 





IF I'M 
GONNA 
TROUNCE 


LEON 
THE 
DEMON 
LORD 


e THEN I 
CAN'T VERY 
WELL BE 
SHRINKING 
AWAY FROM 
CHARYBDIS 


4 2) fi Lf |p 
ty a SY jt p 
? te ¢ 
ZA ‘4 
Eh, y 
> 2 


fe a 
nh 
\ 


<< >. 


my 


aly: oo 


y i 


ae : 
7 A __ 





— 
ee ee 
es 
2 o 


i 


.» > 


_ 


_ 
CC 















SIT 
TRUEP 
IS 
THAT 
REALLY v 

FROM 


HER 
a 


Mf 





REQUEST. 


PLEASE, 
ASK 
AWAY. 


ee _ 
=p 


san 
- 
__ 















































THIS IS 
THE ROAD 
THROUGH 

THE FOREST 
LEADING 

TO THE 
OWARVEN 
KINGDOM. 


THAT CON- 
STRUCTED 
THE ROAD 


BUT 
THIS IS 
EAS/ER 


TO 
REBUILD 
- THAN THE 
TOWN 





SRO 
sioner 


AN 


OFF- 
CHARYBDIS 


SHOOT 
IS A MONSTER Pe 
THAT FORMED 3 iepook 
FROM A POOL i ss 
OF MAGICAL Sf , 
ENERGY THAT 
LEAKED FROM 
MASTER 
VELDORA. 


/S IT 
COMING 
THIS WAY 
BECAUSE 
- IT'S 
WUD DRAWN TO 
VELDORA, 
EXPLAIN WHO'S 
WHY IT’S INSIDE 
HEADING OF ME 
FOR THE NOW? 
VILLAGE. 


K THIS 
CONNECTION 
...OF THE TO MASTER 
DANGER VELDORA 
IT REPRE- SHOULD 


SENTS, TELL you 
I BELIEVE. as 


f 

















YOU MUST 
ASSUME THAT 
VIRTUALLY 
EVERY MAGI- 
CAL ATTACK 
AGAINST 
CHARYBDIS \ 
WILL FAIL TO 
HAVE ANY 

EFFECT. 


SO. 

WE HAVE 
TO GRIND IT 
DOWN WITH 
PHYSICAL 
ATTACKS, 
THEN. 


FIRST, 
LET ME 
BE VERY 
CLEAR 
ABOUT 
ONE 
THING. 


THANKS 
THE TO THE 
FLow INFLUENCE 
prey OF ITS 
CULES SKILL 
WILL BE “MAGICAL 
AKO ENCE"... 


THROWN 
ASKEW. 


YESus 
BASED BUT IT 


ON ITS WILL 
TREMENDOUS RECOVER 
RECOVERY THE 


RATE, DAMAGE 
WE MUST AS SOON 
ASSUME AS YOU 
IT ALSO 
POSSESSES neni 
"ULTRASPEED 
REGENERA- 
TION"... 





AND MOST 
TROUBLE- 
SOME, THOSE 
FOLLOWERS 
ALSO HAVE 
"MAGICAL 
INTERFER- 
ENCE.” 


WHAT I SA/D 
TO FUZE WAS 
THE TRUTH, IF 
EMBELLISHED 

A BIT FOR 

ORAMATIC 

EFFECT. 


FOLLOWED 
BY MULTIPLE 
FLOATING 
SHARKS 
KNOWN AS 
MEGALODON. 





THE 
MORE 
I HEAR 
ABOUT 
WHAT THIS 
DO THEY = THING, THE 
MEAN, WORSE /T 


AN OFF- SOUNDS. 
SHOOT OF 


VELDORA 
r=) 













HEH 
HEH HEH! 
ARE YOU 

SURE 

YOU'RE NOT 

FORGETTING 

SOMEONE 


49 


IT SOUNDS 
AS THOUGH 
ANY ATTACK 

THAT UTILIZES 
MAGICULES 
WILL HAVE NO 
EFFECT, NOT 
JUST MAGICAL 
SPELLS. 





IDO 
HAVE A 
SECRET 
TECHNIQUE 
UP MY 
SLEEVE, 
BUT I'VE 
NEVER 
TESTED /T 
BEFORE... 











so™ 











DON'T 
TELL ME 
YOU DON'T 
REMEMBER 
WHO I AM! 


\ 


ff 


5S ERR Be id Bees 








THAT 
FISH MAY 
BE B/G, 
BUT IT'S 
STILL JUST 


50 


THIS IS 
OUR TOWN | 
AND OUR /}/ 
PROBLEM. 


THAT'S 
RIGHT. 
WE CAN'T 
TAKE 
WHAT 1S gi ee ais 
WRONG 
wiry | FRIENDSHIP 
you | TOHAVE YOU 
SOLVE ALL 
PEOPLE Be Ue 
D/ 
a PROBLEMS 
FOR US. 



















WHEN LORD 
RIMURU IS 
COMPLETELY AT 
A LOSS AND WE 
HAVE NO OTHER 
OPTION, ONLY 
THEN WOULD 
WE HUMBLY 
WISH FOR YOUR 
HELP IN THE 
MATTER. 






WOULDN'T 














ON 
ee 
__ se 
a 


EN LL 
siete nee ncteceereorrreceias cee 
oe xX ee 


. 
_ 

es 

— 


7 
— _ 


c 
see 
asus 








































































































SORRY, 
MILIM. 


























LIKE 

















TRUST 
M IE 7 
TFEEL 
CRYING, 
TOO. 

















. 


Set | 
Fe aN 
| || 


% 


miseartes 
ae 


= 
aS 
oe 





ren 
a 


* ORES 


i. ot 
We ss # 
ies 





HEY... 
DON'T 
YOU 
THINK WE 
SHOULD 
HELP, 
AFTER 
ALLP 


SOT 
WANT YOU 
FOLKS 
TO STAY 
HERE AND 
WATCH 
WHAT 
HAPPENS. 


NOTHING 
SHORT 
OF A 
DEVA- 
STATING 
ATTACK 
WILL HAVE 
ANY 
EFFECT. 


WE'D 
ONLY BE 
GETTING 
UNDER- 

FOOT. 


WE LOSE 
THIS: FIGHT, 
THE HUMAN 

NATIONS 
TN") 
TO FORM A 
COUNTER- 
STRATEGY. 


I HAVE A 
REQUEST. 








58 





AND 
HE SA/D 
HE CAME 

FROM 
THE SAME 
PLACE AS 

SAH/ZU... 


STRANGE 
FELLOW HE /S. 
HE DOESN'T 
THINK AT 
ALL LIKE A 
MONSTER. 





THAT 
WAS THE 
SIGNAL 
THAT THE 
BATTLE 
HAS 
STARTED. 





60 





Ber tee be ye we ow 





ce 
LL 
feneee: 
—o 
| on 
—— 
[| 
































FLARE IS 


CK 


AN ATTA 
THAT BURNS 


ENEMIES 
CONTA/NED 
BEHIND AN 


ISOLATED 


BARRIER. 





























‘ 
: 


IF IT 
MAKES 
FULL, 


é 
S 
ir 
Ty 





ONLY 
BURNED 
ONE 
OF ITS 
FOLLOW- 


WELL, 
THIS 
INTER- 


SKILL 


LIVES MAGICAL 
UP TO ITS 
J ANNOYING FERENCE 


REPUTA- 
TION 


THE HEAD 
WHICH 
SHOULD 
HAVE BEEN 
BY THE 

BLAST. 


CREATURE, 
AFFECTED 


a 
Ww 
© 
© 
| 
ir, 
x 
. 


IT OFF AS IF 


IT DID NOT 
EVEN CAUSE 


AN ITCH. 





| 
— . 


py 





aati 4 (>) 
Wig 


VAS r%)/} 





















lx 
" 
Nuns 


YOU CAN WHOA... | 7% 
REALLY IT'S Og 
TELL HUGE! . 
WHAT A 
MONSTER 
THIS 
THING 
IS UP 
CLOSE! 












THIS 
SIZE 
COULD 
FEED YA 
FOR A 


Sateen maa ee 
a Seon os st Se Ra 
N : Res 
ee 
: See . oe 
ES Ae ae 
oe 


WAIT, 
ARE 
WE 
THE 


ot 


68 


69 


SO, YOU'RE 
LEAVING THE 
ATTACKING 

TO YOUR 

COHORTS 
SO YOU CAN 

LITERALLY 
PRESIDE OVER 
THE BATTLEP 


I worder 
if it likes 
tormenting 
jts prey 
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FUSION 
RATE 
OF THE 
INDIVIDUAL 
PHOBIO 
AND THE 
INDIVIDUAL 
CHARYBODIS 
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90 
PERCENT. 





LEAVE HIM 
HERE, THE 
MONSTER 
WILL COME 


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GOT TO 
COMPLETELY 


ISOLATE 
PHOBIO 
FROM 
CHARYBDIS. 

















Bonus 
Short Story 


AV(al Ke Lovie ectro) Hbnatem @)oxcvareclacevam (e)baaar-l| 


~BIG CATCH~ 


Veldora's Slime Observation Journal 


~BIG CATCH~ 


@ DISPATCH FROM THE OVERSEER @ 
"Help. ” 
Oops, I allowed the voice of my mind to leak out. As it hap- 
pens, Iam in quite a bind at the moment. Why is that, you 
ask? 
“Warning. Please continue analyzing. Do not slack off.” 
Heh. Now does it make sense to you? 
No mercy. Rimuru abuses me with no mercy whatsoever! 
But of course, I do understand that he does it for my sake. 
Still...is this really the only way? Is it right to make someone 
work around the clock, just because they do not require 
sleep? 
If I'd known it would come to this, I'd happily let him keep 
stealing my magical energy. Just kidding. That's a little 
dragon humor for you. Don't take it seriously. 
No! I said don't take it seriously! 
"Gyaiiiiee!!" 
What a dreadful state of affairs. It seemed he assumed that 
Thad plenty of power to spare. I've just been given a taste of 
Rimuru's true cruelty. 
But I was not the only one put through the wringer. 


"Help me, Master Veldora, help meee!!" 


Hmm. Strange. I feel as though I imagined hearing Ifrit's 
voice in the distance. 


"It's not your imagination! It's not your imaginaaatiooon!" 


Sadly, Ifrit, there is nothing I can do. For I have already 
placed the "Ifrit Raising Project" under Rimuru's supervision. 


"Forgive me, [frit. Do not blame me, but your own immature 
self!" I answered, with the utmost pity. 


Speaking of which, Rimuru's project is a frightening one, 
indeed. I had thought my pace of strengthening Ifrit was 
impressive, but I had no idea. 


He is pouring the energy he took from me into Ifrit. 


"I can't! I can't do this! I'm going to lose control of the energy 
and go completely berserk!" Ifrit wailed, trying to resist, but 
Rimuru ignored him. 


What? It's not a problem? You say there's no one around for 
Ifrit to actually harm? I see... It is only Ifrit and I present. The 
only one who could possibly suffer would be me. 


Is this acceptable to me? 


It is a bit sad to consider, but I do not expect it will be a 
problem. 


Thus [frit was forced to learn how to control his magical 
energy. 


Ah, yes. Speaking of training, the human named Youm had a 
tough time of it as well. 


Unlike monsters, humans do not suddenly grow in energy. 
The shackles of their flesh prevent this, so their bodies are 
what must be improved. So instead of energy, they improve 
in "level." Even a fresh set of equipment can bring consider- 
able gains. 


For example, a human with just a small knowledge of 
swordsmanship might be able to defeat most monsters just 


by having a special, unique-level weapon. As long as the 
weapon's attack power is high enough, that is adequate to 
vanquish a monster. 


This is what made Hakuro's method of training so effective 
for them. By improving Youm's instinct, he gave him "Dan- 
ger Foresight," and upped his reflexes with hellish training. 
With one of Kurobei's forged weapons on top of that, his 
power was certain to jump several ranks upward. 


The most important tool in battle is the ability to intuit if one 
is capable of defeating the enemy or not. And the simplest 
method of judging that is in a test of speed. 


If you can act faster than your opponent, and your attacks are 
effective, you can ultimately triumph, no matter who you are 
up against. And if your attacks are ineffective, you have the 
ability to flee. 


And on the other hand, when the opponent is faster, one 
must be prepared to lose the fight. Hakuro is well aware of 
this, and his training regimen for Youm was built on this 
logic. Youm himself did not realize this, but he was treated 
much more kindly than Ifrit ever was. 

With his fresh new equipment, he looks every bit the part of 
a dashing leader. Operation Chump-to-Champ is a resound- 
ing success, I dare say. 


So trust in Rimuru and do your part, Ifrit! 


@CHARYBDIS 
Fuze relaxes in the hot bath with a cold drink. 
Iam jealous. Oh, how jealous I am. 


Is he taunting me, picking a fight because he knows I am 
hard at work? Is this true? 


“Warning. Do not slack off.” 


This. This is what I, the great and fearsome Storm Dragon, 
must deal with... 


Ino longer sense the slightest bit of hesitation from Rimuru 
regarding what he is inflicting upon me. But I suppose I 
might bear a tiny bit of responsibility for having been slack- 
ing all of this time. 


” ” 


I feel ashamed. 


It would not be smart to anger Rimuru any further. So | 
apologized and resumed the work. 


Alas, how boring it is to engage in such a simple, repetitive 
task. I am calculating with all of my power, but it is mostly 
just relying upon my Unique Skill, "Inquirer." Though I am 
trying, as well... 


“Warning. Skill usage inefficiency detected. Please stabilize use for 
greater efficiency. ” 


Brutal. Simply brutal. 
But I am the type who performs better when complimented... 


It just doesn't make sense. I have been alive far longer, so 
how is Rimuru so much better at his skills than me? I do not 
understand. And yet, that is the reality. 


Despite my misgivings, I continued the long and arduous 
process, dreaming of the day when I would be properly 
praised for my hard work. And there—just like always, fresh 
trouble has arisen! 


There is a report from Trya, the younger sister of Treyni the 
dryad. She came to warn us of the return of the dread crea- 
ture Charybdis. 


"What?! The Ruler of the Skies has returned?!" said Rigurd. 
The Goblin King is surprisingly knowledgeable. 


At any rate, it is a fresh problem for Rimuru's group to 
solve—and a windfall for me. I welcome a terrible monster 
attacking. It means that Rimuru's concentration will finally 
be spent elsewhere rather than upon me. 


I grinned, relieved that the pressure was finally off. 


"Whew, that was dreadful. I am thankful that I'm alive and 
well today," said Ifrit. 


"Indeed. No matter where you find yourself, there are those 
it is better not to cross. I must make my free time carefully, so 
as not to slack off too much," I agreed. It was a moment that 
deepened the bond between us. 


"So it's Charybdis this time? Perhaps you'll get yelled at 
again, Master Veldora." 


"Huh?" 
What is [frit talking about? 


"I mean, Charybdis was created from a pool of your magi- 
cules, wasn't it? So in a way, it's kind of like your child. 
Doesn't the parent get blamed for the child's poor behavior?" 


What? This is my fault? 


Besides, how could it be my child? Charybdis simply sprang 
into being, completely outside of my knowledge! 


"Shouldn't you be prepared for a scolding? I don't know if 
they're going to be interested in excuses like that one if the 
town gets damaged." 


" " 
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Well, Ifrit seems entirely checked out on this one. He is plac- 
ing all of the blame on me so that he can escape Rimuru's 
wrath. What a dastardly schemer. What have I raised him 
into...? 


But I do not have the time to lose my head about this. 


"Have no fear. As long as the word does not get out that Cha- 
rybdis is my offshoot, I have no reason to be scolded. I am 
just fine," I said, mostly to convince myself that I was safe. 


And no sooner had I said that, than: "Veldora's offshoot?" 


My cover has been blown! H-how could you betray me, 
Trya?! 


Why would she tell him? Why can't she see this from my 
perspective? 


"Well, Master Veldora, it is a very famous story. I would 
assume that someone has been talking about it. And it all 
started because you were such a rampaging tyrant in the 
distant past, of course." 


" " 
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Well, that doesn't leave much room for rebuttal. 


"Let us pray," [frit said blithely. "At this point, we can only 
pray that no damage befalls the town." 


In the face of all this, that is the most concern he can muster? 
Iam sad to consider him my friend. But...1 suppose he is 
correct. 


At this point it would be best to hope that Rimuru and his 
team are able to defeat the beast as quickly as possible. But it 
will not be a simple matter. Even by my estimate, Charybdis 
is a most vexing foe. 


If they were as ultra-powerful as I am, it would be no prob- 
lem. But alas, not everyone can be me... 


"Charybdis is incredibly rich in energy. I do not appreciate 

it being known as my 'offshoot,' but in terms of the scale of 
power, it is certainly a mighty foe. Even you could not best it, 
frit." 


"It's that tough? But I feel as though it should be more than 
possible to outmaneuver a being with no conscious will..." 


Ifrit said, perhaps recalling his previous self. His logic is 
sound, of course, but it does not apply to Charybdis. 


Hmm, how to explain? I shall use Rimuru's words. 


Charybdis is a monster with incredible health that quickly 
regenerates all harm. It also blocks all magic, so only physical 
methods of attack will hurt it. Since it has such a vast amount 
of stamina, each cycle of regeneration allows for significant 
recovery. 


In other words, it is impossible to defeat Charybdis if you 
cannot deliver attacks that outstrip this regenerative speed. 
It is the very fact that schemes and strategies do not work 
against this monster that make it so troublesome to deal 
with. 


"_..I see. So it's a regenerating creature. No intelligence can 
outwit it, only sheer firepower will do the trick. If I cannot 
defeat it, then the kijin named Benimaru will not be able to, 
either." 


"Most likely. He might inflict damage, but not enough to be 
fatal. And against Charybdis, that effectively renders it use- 


less." 


Its simplicity is what makes it fearsome. One questions how 
far a coalition of the weak will get against this foe. 


"It is indeed troublesome, but on the contrary, that reassures 
me we are fine," said Ifrit. 


What is this? What idea does he have? He has yet to lose his 
aura of confidence, and I would like to know why. 


The answer came very quickly, in fact. 
"Heh heh heh, have you already forgotten, Master?" 
Oh! Of course! She is here! 


Not even a demon lord is cause for concern when you have 
Milim Nava, the "Destroyer," eldest of the great demon lords, 


on your side. 

"That fish may be big, but it’ still just a fish to me." 

It is times like these when she can be counted on. It seems the 
issue will be settled without damage to the town, if you ask 
me. 


But then... 


"We cannot allow you to do that, Lady Milim. This is our 
town and our problem." 


"That's right. We can't take advantage of our friendship to 
have you solve all of our problems for us." 


To my shock, both Shion and Shuna rejected her offer to help. 
No! You must not do this! 

Now | am going to get the blowback! 

And what are friends for, if not to lean on for help?! 

"I suppose they mean that you must not count on them to do 
Ae, single thing. It is a good lesson to take to heart," said 


This is not the moment for moral lessons! 


On the other hand, there is nothing for us to do but watch, 
anyway. 


"Let us pray, Master!" 


" " 
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For just a moment, I felt a prickle of annoyance at Ifrit. 


@ TYRANT OF DESTRUCTION ¢@ 
The battle has begun. 


The first opponents were not Charybdis, but its companions; 
flying Megalodon sharks. Fearsome opponents in their own 
right—I suppose? They are so insignificant to me that it is 
difficult to judge. 


Among Rimuru's personal knowledge was a very frighten- 
ing story about a giant shark. Because of that, he is cautious 
simply from the fact of a shark floating in the air. 


This only affected Rimuru, however. His followers fear- 
lessly dispatched the Megalodons one after the other. Their 
teamwork is impressive, especially when crossing so many 
species lines. 


The chief officers like Soei, Shion, and Ranga are holding 
their own. These sharks are nothing to them. Hakuro just 
used his katana to dice one of them. I am endlessly im- 
pressed with the level of his skill. 


Quite the big catch, indeed. 


Now the opening act is finished. Charybdis has gone into 
motion. 


The air is full of a hideous noise like scraping glass. It is the 
sound of Charybdis's scales rubbing against each other. The 
beast launched all of the thousands upon thousands of scales 
that cover its body at once. 


"Ahh. That would be Charybdis's 'Tempest Scales’ attack." 
"You are so wise and worldly, Master Veldora." 

"I suppose." 

It is a powerful technique to go to right at the start, but a 
natural one. The only attacks Charybdis can use are its light 


beams, its scales, and a body blow. In other words, Tempest 
Scales is simply an ordinary attack for Charybdis. 


The cloud of scales covered the sky, bearing down on Shion 
and Ranga. 


It was Rimuru who saved them. 

"Gluttony"! 

A new Unique Skill for Rimuru. In fact, this is a combination 
of the Unique Skill "Starved" and the Unique Skill "Predator," 
evolved into the Unique Skill "Gluttony." 


Can you believe it? Skills evolving! Even I had trouble wrap- 
ping my considerable mind around the concept. 


There are times when the mold of one's mind and its power- 
ful wishes give shape to skills. This is the nature of what we 
call "Unique Skills." 


The process is impossible without a mighty soul, but among 
such beings, some can even have two or three of them. 


Skills evolving, however, is an entirely different matter. 
"Ts it that rare?" 


"Hrmph. Is it rare? Enough that I now doubt what I once 
took for granted." 


"I see! Well, that's a very important thing to do." 
... Hmm? And what exactly do you mean by that, Ifrit? 


It felt as though his nuance was slightly different from mine. 
Ah, well... 


"For example, Ifrit. You do not possess any Unique Skills, do 
you?" 


"No." 


"Do you know why?" 


"_..Because my sense of self was thin at best?" 


"That would be correct. Strictly speaking, there are finer dis- 
tinctions, but your understanding of it is not wrong." 


As a higher elemental spirit, Ifrit's magical energy alone is 
impressive. It is far beyond any human—even in comparison 
to the strengthened soul of an "otherworlder" required to 
cross over. 

The reason that [frit still does not possess a Unique Skill 

is because he lacks personal desire. You cannot gain skills 
without greed. 


Of course, it is more often that one wishes for a skill and does 
not gain it. But the process will not start without the wishing. 


In what situation does a skill evolve, then? 

A Common Skill evolves into an Extra Skill when certain 
proficiency-related conditions are met. But in the case of a 
Unique Skill that represents the shape of one's desires, evolu- 
tion through proficiency is not possible. 

If there were a way to evolve such a skill... 

"A Unique Skill is the shape of the mind itself." 

"Meaning?" 

"Perhaps a change in the mind..." 

"Would allow for the skill to evolve?" 

It is the only possibility that I can think of. And yet... 

Can the mind itself grow over such a short period of time? 
It is one thing to gain a new skill, but the way Rimuru ab- 
sorbs it, advances it, and makes it his own is simply prepos- 


terous. It defies common sense. 


In fact, considering how long I have lived, his quick progress 
just makes me look worse! 


And on top of that, he has such a keen and creative use of his 
skills... 


For example, he just used his new skill to devour the entire 
storm of scales that filled the sky. He has not always utilized 
his skills correctly, but this one was brilliant. 

"I can only speak on conjecture at this time. But I would 
recommend, Ifrit, that you find your desire and seek to gain 


your own Unique Skill, just in case." 


"Understood. I will take my time and think hard about what 
I truly wish for." 


He has loosened up as of late, but Ifrit still has a very uptight 
personality. He is just too serious. Surely it is a fault of not 


possessing a firm identity of his own. 


It has led to various failings, but I trust that he can slowly but 
surely change himself. After all, that is personal growth. 


The same could be said of me, too. 

I ought to work hard to advance my own skills. And then I 
will exhibit them in front of Rimuru as though I had no idea 
they could do that. Then the feisty slime will surely recog- 
nize my greatness. 


Heh heh heh. I cannot wait for that moment to arrive! 


Ifrit and I have secretly found our own grand goals to 
achieve. 


But now, back to Rimuru's battle. 
Ten hours have passed, and the fight is locked in a stalemate. 


At first, Ifrit and I were enjoying our commentary on the 
battle. 


"And there it is! Charybdis's eerie light beam!!" 


"Lord Rimuru nimbly avoided it. That is not an easy maneu- 
ver!" 


But now we are getting bored. Ten hours is long. Far too 
long. 


It is but an instant compared to the eon that is my existence, 
but my concentration can only last for so long. I am too much 
of a genius. 


Forgive me, plebeians of the world. 


I know that even without trying, I can achieve very high 
marks. 


"If you continue carrying on like that, Lord Rimuru is going 
to scold you again." 


"Ah, yes. I do not want that. I shall have to watch myself." 
Meanwhile, something has changed in Charybdis. To my 
surprise, it turns out that the vessel used to summon Cha- 
rybdis still contains some of its original mind. It is the majin 
Phobio, the fellow responsible for causing a stir upon his first 
arrival here, who forms the core of Charybdis. 

And Phobio's target was not Rimuru, but Milim. 

"There, you see? This is not all my fault.” 

"It's true. I guess I was wrong about that." 

Much better. Ifrit was threatening me with that accusation 
earlier, so it had been a concern weighing upon my mind, I 
will admit. 

"In any case, this is a good thing. Now I will not be scolded." 


"L always believed you, Master Veldora." 


..Pardon me? 


That was a highly convenient excuse you just made, Ifrit. 
If I recall correctly, it was your statement that started this 
whole... 

Hmph. This is the sort of growth that I do not need to see. 
Milim's Dragon Buster took care of Charybdis. 
Tremendous power and fine control. Milim, too, has 


achieved significant growth since coming here. 


It is a good reminder that I cannot rest on my laurels. 


AS A NATION ¢ 
Charybdis has been evaporated into nothing, but that does 
not mean it is gone. It is fused with its vessel, Phobio, and 


will return to strength in the matter of an hour. 


Now Rimutru is performing an operation to prevent this from 
happening. Whatever it is he's doing, it is most unusual. 


"What is he...?" 


"He appears to be isolating Charybdis and devouring it, 
Ifrit." 


"Ahh. Wonders never cease when it comes to what Lord 
Rimutru is capable of." 


No, no, no. It is not possible. 

"It's not that simple. This may be hard to believe, but Rimuru 
is activating his skills in parallel—in other words, controlling 
two or more skills simultaneously." 

"What exactly does that mean?" 

"Well..." 


It is difficult to explain, as Ifrit does not already have a 
Unique Skill. However, anyone who does possess one would 


understand just how baffling Rimuru's current actions really 
are. 


A Unique Skill is the shape of the mind. How can even 

the most skilled of individuals have two shapes at once? 
Perhaps the fact that it is so rare for anyone to have two or 
more Unique Skills simply means that I do not have enough 
knowledge of this area. 


At any rate, I would not have believed one could be so adept 
at using skills, had I not witnessed this for myself. 


"When you earn your Unique Skill, you too will understand 
why I was so stunned. Thanks to Rimuru's example, I now 
have a deeper understanding of the adaptability of skills. I 
suppose that I can see why I was being scolded for slacking 
off now." 


It was an honest bit of humility. True understanding must ex- 
ist first if one is to engage in any activity with honest intent. 


Starting tomorrow, I shall undertake the decoding of the 
"Unlimited Imprisonment" that binds me. 


“Warning. Starting right now, not tomorrow.” 
Oh. Right. 


I feel as though my stirring intent, summoned at last, has im- 
mediately been extinguished. 


You see, as soon as someone else tells you to do something, 
your desire to do it vanishes. But I must do it or face rebuke, 
so I shall resume with alacrity. 


Ifrit followed my lead and has begun doing pushups. He has 
learned to read the room, so to speak. I am heartened by this. 


I do think that it is wrong to work only because you do not 
wish to be yelled at—but this is the reality we all live in. And 
T understand this deep working of the world, because I am 
very smart. 


At any rate, I maintained a pose of "working hard to decode." 
But in the meantime, I was listening in on Rimuru's conversa- 
tion. 


When the dwarven reinforcements were certain that Charyb- 
dis was vanquished, they headed back home. Captain Dorf, 
the leader of the Pegasus Knights, sought an explanation 
from Rimuru, but because he could not abandon his task, 
Benimaru took charge of talking him down. 


Indeed. 


He did witness Milim's Dragon Buster, so he has the right 
to ask questions about it. But Rimuru was prioritizing the 
disposal of Charybdis—or more accurately, the rescue of 
Phobio. 


When Phobio was saved at last, he seemed to understand 
what he had done. As soon as he awoke, he apologized for 
his actions. 


It was befitting of a lycanthrope, the way that he earnestly 
owned up to his actions. Being able to admit to one's faults is 
the mark of an admirable soul. 


"Perhaps you should try doing that as well, Master Veldora." 
..All in good time. All in good time. 

For now, | shall return my attention to Phobio. It seems he 
has traded what he knows with Treyni and Benimaru, and 
the presence of a sinister mastermind behind this event is 


coming to light. 


Geld recognized it too, and mentioned the name "Footman." 
Gabiru mentioned a "Laplace." 


"I see... Laplace, you say. I know that majin," said Treyni. 
"Footman? I shall remember that name," Benimaru swore. It 


seems that they have some score to settle with these people. 
They look concerned. 


The group asked various questions in an attempt to pool 
knowledge, but nothing useful was forthcoming, sadly. Even 
Milim, who seemed as though she would know, did not have 
any knowledge of these harlequins. 


The only thing she offered was the name of Clayman, a 
demon lord who might have been behind all of this activity. I 
am not familiar with the recent demon lord situation, but Ifrit 
did find this to make sense. 


"Is this the demon lord you mentioned being steeped in 
treacherous plotting?" 


"Yes, Master. Cruel, baseless rumors were spread about Lord 
Leon which caused him great vexation." 


Hmm. So he likes to use underhanded means. If he does 
not like someone, he ought to simply go and strike them 
directly... 


"That's not the point..." 


I did not understand what there was to be hesitant about— 
but if anything, Rimuru was on the side of caution. But since 
he couldn’t confirm his suspicions, Rimuru decided to let this 
one go and released Phobio. Rimuru seems not to want to 
engage in hostilities with Carrion without good reason. All of 
the followers who agree with him have been infected by his 
ways, I feel. 


It is a softness that is unbecoming of a monster. But in this 
case, it is also the correct choice. 


As Milim sensed, Demon Lord Carrion himself has come to 
visit. 


Ah, I see. So this is one of the recent demon lords. He hides 
his presence well, but my eyes cannot be fooled. It is clear 
that even concealed like this, his energy is over twice that of 
Ifrit's. 


Plus, Carrion is a lycanthrope. Given that he is known as the 
"Beastmaster," and king of their domain, it would stand to 
reason that he is a lion type, the strongest of lines. 


When he transforms into his true state, Carrion's energy will 
surely expand threefold. His strength is absolutely worthy of 
the demon lord moniker. 


The fact that he came to visit in person is a sign of how much 
he cares about this Phobio underling. Perhaps he learned 
about the incident with Charybdis, and decided to come and 
assist Rimuru. 


Rimuru doesn't seem to have been thinking that far ahead, 
but ultimately, things turned out well. By returning Phobio 
alive and well, he's earned Carrion's trust and esteem. 


How I wish that I could learn from his good fortune. 
This would be the end of the Charybdis incident, at last. 


It is now certain that someone was pulling strings behind 
this, but the identity of our enemy is still unknown. It is not 
the most satisfying way to end, but at least we can say that 
the danger has passed. 


Peace has returned to Rimuru's town. 


Ifrit and I have been diligent and hard at work, so Rimuru's 
complaints are few and far between. 


"Actually...I'm always diligent and hardworking," said Ifrit, 
who seems not to want to be associated with me. That is 
nothing new, so I shall ignore him. 


Iam more concerned with being jealous of Milim's new pres- 
ent. It is a very odd, unique weapon created through much 
trial and error. 


Dragon Knuckles. Well, the name is cheap. But the effects 
attached to the claws are so varied and impressive that it 
speaks highly of its makers’ efforts. 


First, it has excellent toughness to ensure it does not break. 
Pure magisteel make, of course. 


Next, the claws are made of a shock-absorbing material, 
meaning that the damage done from the impact is less than a 
hundredth of its natural value. 


The attached magical effects are "Slowing" and "Weakness." 
These make use of the wearer's natural magic power, of 
course, and inflict their effects upon that wearer. 


In other words, all of these things are handicaps to the one 
wearing the claws. It is an anti-Milim safety device, some- 
thing that no one else could possibly use. For example, if a 
hobgoblin were to put them on, it would be unable to even 
stand. Kaijin tried it out just for fun, and needed help just to 
move around in them. 


Who would want such a thing? As it happens, Milim was 
delighted with them. Even I wanted them, so I understand 
her feeling. 


The days after this passed peacefully, but they are not fated 
to do so forever. Things are happening in quick succession 
ona variety of fronts. 


Fuze left for home with the promise of finessing a friendly 
relationship with Rimuru's nation, and the Dwarf Kingdom 
sent an invitation for a royal guest. Given the agreement with 
Dorf, this was perhaps an inevitable outcome. 


And from the Animal Kingdom of Eurazania, they sent 
Phobio. It seems that trade will be opened soon. Demon Lord 
Carrion makes for a capable sovereign. Not only is he keep- 
ing his word to Rimuru, but he is using the agreement for the 
benefit of his nation. 


When it comes to politics, intelligence is more prized than 
might. Rimuru should be fine, given his cunning nature, but 
if he is ever careless, he will find himself absorbed into a 
larger power. 


Diplomacy can be a frightening thing, indeed. 


But all I am doing is quoting the knowledge I took from 
Rimuru's past experience. It is not actually my concern! 


Kwaaaa ha ha ha ha! 


One day, as things were getting busier and busier, Milim sud- 
denly said, "Now I am going off to work!" 


"My niece has a job? I did not know this." 


"She's doing well for herself. Not even you have a job, Master 
Veldora." 


..Am I the only one who felt spite from that? Perhaps I have 
taken a wrong turn with Ifrit's education. I shall have to re- 
examine my choices with raising him, but that is for another 
time. 

With Milim leaving for her trip, Rimuru seems to feel that 

a weight is off of his shoulders. He's also begun to think on 
other topics with a wistful air. 


Yes, Rimuru is ready to take a new step in his journey. 


What will happen next? All I can do is watch, but I am not 
worried. 


I will simply enjoy the new adventure as it unfol— 
“Warning. You are currently idle. Please resume decoding.” 
Oh. Er, right. 


Then I shall secretly enjoy the new adventure as it unfolds. 


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120 


GO 
AHEAD, 
TREYNI. 


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YOU KNOW 
WHERE 
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"MODERATE 
ALLIANCE” 


sale 
SA/O THAT 
A MAJIN 
WEARING 
A MASK 
LED THEM. 


THAT 
REMINDS 
ME, WHEN 
THE ORCS 
INVADED 
BENIMARU’S 
VILLAGE... 


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RECALL 
CORRECTLY, 
THERE WAS A 
HIGHER MAJIN 
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SUCH A MASK 
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HIMSELF 
GELMUD'S 
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YOU SAY. 


FOOTMAN?P 
I SHALL 
REMEMBER 
THAT NAME. 





124 


GELMUD 
WAS THE 
ONE TAKING 
CHARGE 
OF THE 
ORC LORD 
PROUECT. 


HARLEQUIN 
ALLIANCE. 


THEY'RE 
THAT 
4 ENTER- 
f DAMN _ TAINING, 
. 


YOU, I WISH 
GEL- I COULD 


MUD MEET 
THEM. 


BUT 
WHAT IF 
IT'S NOT 

GELMUD, 
BUT... 





125 


PERHAPS 
CLAYMAN 
WAS 
PLOTTING 
SOMETHING 
BEHIND THE 
SCENES. 


IF 

ANYONE 

WERE TO 

TRY TO 

SNEAK THIS < — 
PLAN UNDER aa Za ae CC IKE THis. 


OUR NOSES, 
IT WOULD 
BE HIM. 


so WELL, 


THERE'S NO 
WE'LL KEEP WAY FOR ME 


AN EYE TO DETER- 


OUT FOR A 
MYSTERIOUS 
BAND OF 
MERCE- 
NARIES... 


MINE THAT 
NOW, SO TLL 
HAVE TO FILE 

IT AWAY IN 
THE BACK OF 

MY MIND. 





126 


I'M NOT 


SAYING A | CAN'T 
YOU Cig 6 JUST 


WERE @ FORGIVE 


I WAS 
GOING TO 
GIVE YOU 
ONE GOOD 

WALLOP, 
BUT I'VE 
DECIDED 
AGAINST 





AND YOU 
TAKE CARE 
ON YOUR 
WAY HOME, 
PHOBIO. 


Lt 


ii 


/ 


: 


BUT 
YOU 
AND WERE 
LUCKILY, BEING 
WE USED 
DIDN'T BY OUR 
SUFFER REAL 
ANY — CULPRIT 
CASUAL- is 
TIES. 



























































TO THANK 
YOU FOR 
RESCUING 
HIM ALIVE 
LIKE THAT. 


um 
1 


By 
f 2 
a 

x 


NN 
ik 


= 


I DIDN'T 
REALIZE 
YOU 
WERE 
COMING 
TO 
VISIT IN 


PERSON. 





so 
YOU'RE 
DEMON 
LORD 
CAR- 
RION, 
HUH 
P 


128 


GF N Oss ONE 
: ee MEASLY 
SLIME, 
STARTING 
ITS OWN 
NATION... 


GoTtA | f | YOU 
PROBLEM WEVA 
WITH 1 | ba aa 
THAT 
> 





129 


I HOPE 
YOU CAN 
FORGIVE 
HIM, AND 

CHALK THIS 
UP TO ME 
NOT PAYING 
ATTENTION 
THE WAY I 
SHOULD. 


SORRY FOR 
LETTING 
MY SUB- 

ORDINATE 

GO OUT OF 
CONTROL 

LIKE THAT. 





130 


IS THAT 
ALL YOU 
WANT? 


EURA- 
ZANIA 
WILL 
NEVER 
BARE ITS 
FANGS 
TOWARD 
TEMPEST. 


IN THAT CASE, 
I'D LOVE TO 
SIGN A PACT 
OF NON- 
AGGRESSION 
WITH YOU... 


SURE 
THING. 
IN THE 
NAME OF 
BEAST- 
MASTER 
CARRION, 
YOU HAVE 
MY WORD. 





VERY 
IMPRES- 
THAT'S SIVE, 
JUST DEMON 
THE KIND LORD. 
OF WISE 
GENER- 
OS/TY 
THAT— 


UM, HEY, 

YOUR GUY'S Seas 
BLEEDING ff WE'RE 
ALL OVER ues TWN LEAVING. 


THE PLACE! 





132 


I'LL 
SEND 
A MES- 


SENGER 
IN A FEW 
DAYS. 


AND YES, 
I'LL MAKE 
SURE HE 
BEHAVES 
NEXT TIME 


SORE Ie 
ET onsen a = 


EVENTS 


AT LAST, 
THIS 
WAS OVER. 


Gus 
358 
i 
Oo 


WE MEET 
AGAIN, 
RIMURU. 





CHARYBDIS, 
IN FACT. 


AND THAT 
SHOULD 
BE THE END 
OF YOUR 
TROUBLES 
































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AND 
WHAT DO 
I OWE 
YOU FOR 
THIS? 
























































: DON'T 
THAT'S | Nee BE SO 
ewactty WAU iM Not GEFEN 
\\yuagity) SCHEMING = SIVE. 
ee ha J ANYTHING. 


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IN THAT 
CASE, 

I WANT 
YOU TO 
HEAR OUT 
ONE SIMPLE 
REQUEST 
IN THE 
FUTURE. 





CaSEN a 








».-DURING 
THE WAL- 
PURGIS 
COUNCIL. 





136 






































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' VAG Ee A . 
/ 
y 2 oo 
J i 
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{ 


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AN, 


\ 


/ 


(tyy YI AARE 
Bs. ie ‘ 
3 f ¥ / y \ : \ f 
© ere r 
: KAAKAKS 
: y' CAL 
* VN/s 


BLEND SOME 


MAGISTEEL 
ENGRAVED 


WITH 
"SLOWING" 


AND 
"WEAKNESS" 





EFFECTS... 


























IT’S 
BEEN 


A FEW 


.. AND 


DAYS 
SINCE 
THE 


TEMPEST BATTLE 


IS CALM 


AGAINST 


ANO CHARYBDIS 


BACK TO 
NORMAL 
AGAIN. 


SEEM LIKE HE'S 
TALKING ABOUT 
4 BLACKMAIL, 
His §=BUT HE'S JUST 
ea GOING TO 
COMINCE 
THEM TO 
BE ON 
FRIENOLY 


TRUST 
ME, I'VE 
ICAN GOT 
MAKE DIRT ON 
THIS THEM. 


ey 
Re 











BEN EEG 


SO THAT 
HE COULD 
WORK ON 
PERSUADING 
THE KING 
AND NOBILITY 


pO Ge 
PU 
ff Lif ko 





JUST ASI 
PROMISED, 
IT'S YOUR 
VERY OWN 
WEAPON... 


DRAGON 
KNUCKLES. 


FUZE AND HIS 
ADVENTURERS 
RETURNED 
TO BLUMUND 
AFTER THE 





6 


& 
3 
a 
boy 


z 


See RRRRR RRR F: 


ae 


I OION’T TELL 
ANYONE ABOUT 
HOW ALARMED 
I WAS WHEN TI 
GOT A FORMAL 
INVITATION TO 

VIS/T FROM 

KING GAZEL. 


UNLIKE HIS 
FIRST VISIT, 
THIS: TIME 
HE WAS 
COURTE- 
OUS AND 
FRIENDLY. 





IT SEEMS 
LIKELY MORE 
THAT SUCH LIKE A 
Caled NATION. 
MANEUVERING 
WILL BE IN- 
CREASINGLY 
NECESSARY. 






































WE DECIDED 
7O REPORT 
ON THE 
OUTCOME 
OF THE 
EVENT TO 
THE DWARF 
KINGDOM 
AT A LATER 


EURAZANIA 
SENT 
PHOBIO, 
WHO 
BROUGHT 
CARRION'S 
MESSAGE 
70 US 
HIMSELF. 


OUGHT 
TO EACH 
SEND A 
DELEGATION 
TO THE 
OTHER, TQ 
DETERMINE 





THERE'S 
NO 
MISSING 
OUT ON 
COMBAT 
TRAINING. 


Ss |- 


Wes 


AFTER ALL, 
THERE 
ARE MANY 
THINGS /N 
THIS WORLD 
THAT CAN 
ONLY BE 
DECIDED ON | 
THROUGH 
BATTLE. 





























42 


1 


IF YOU 
WANTED 
TO BEA 
DEMON 
LORD, I 

WOULDN'T 
BE 
OPPOSED 


MIGHT BE 
PLANNING 
TO PUNCH 
BUT LEON 
I’M NOT IN THE 
GOING MOUTH 
TO BEA ex 
DEMON 
LORD. 


bt Tee = Lone 
- = ot Hy A ant 
eat v ae Ae Uy 
ON VR OTe Fay het fe 
aah egy a oO Ue 


‘ ——- 
eee eZ2 itn be 
od A 


Wich 


ro iy, Tea 
- u ue Mnf! 


Zz 
al 
zB wey Be 
= hl Qiygis whe! G 
AO ECG pA ‘ 
ae CaN Tea 
“ a 


ker 
Aa 
sel 
= AaB 













WHY GOOD 
DID TIP QUES- 
IRE- TION. 
MEMBER 
SOME- 
THING 
BAD 
HAPPENED 












FROM 

WHAT 

I HEAR, 
MILIM IS 

THE OLDEST 

ACTIVE 
DEMON 

LORD 


OF 7) 
HER PYAS 


LIFESPAN 








BY THE 
WAY, WHY 
DID YOU 
BECOME 
A DEMON 
LORD?P 







I CAN'T 
REMEMBER! 
I FORGOT! 
















SAY, < 


DON'T SSS 


ANYONE YOU 
WHO HAVE 
WOULD BE —- FAMILY 
WORRIED OR 
ABOUT YOU ~—_ ANY- 
STAYING THING 
HERE ALL > 


THE TIME? 


SO 
YOU'RE 
MY 
ONLY 
REAL THEY 
FRIEND ARE TOO 
/ 


: TERRIFIED WORRIED 
OF ME TO 


FOR MY 
EVER BE IAM SAKE 
"WORRIED." THE : 
MIGHTIEST 
BEING. 


BUT 
THEY 
ARE NOT 


» THAT 
MAKES 


SENSE. 
HOPE 
OF WE STAY 
COURSE THAT WAY, 
! MILIM. 













Several 
days 
later 


vd IN ANY) 





























| = 7 


IAM GOING 
TO TELL THE 
OTHER DEMON 
LORDS NOT 
TO MESS WITH 
THIS PLACE. 



































148 


BE 
CAREFUL 
NOT 
TO GET 
FOOLED 


ONLY 


MATCHED 


BY THAT 
OF HER 


DEPARTURE. 









I GUESS 
I BETTER 
THINK 
ABOUT 
LEAVING 
ON A TRIP, 
TOO... 


149 





RIGURD'S 
TEAM HAS 
A PRETTY 
GOOD 
HANDLE ON 
KEEPING 
THE TOWN 
RUNNING. 
























I GUESS 
THAT'S THE 
END OF 
MY TIME 
KEEPING 
AN EYE ON 











NOW THAT 
WE HAVE 
wD SOME 
SHOULD /INTERAC- 
BE INA TION WITH 
DECENT OTHER 
S/TUATION NATIONS... 
TO 
CONDUCT 
A SEARCH. 





































































sist tt ~~ 





ee ‘ a “ea im 

Me ai 
lyse * Wa ce > Fi 
wt Ge . Me She whee, 
i Lpeetey WE ae eg Mihai i A 
. (Cr enn] Py CZ) Hee Whee : 

rye : Ue ee ue le bear 

hg ‘ ! 
age ee (tute (ee Ab xy 

















KNOW. 


Z 
HAVEN'T 


FOR- 
GOTTEN. 





151 


FOR 
WHAT 
SHE 
LEFT 
BEHIND. 








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in Volume 9? 


+Y'ES 
NO