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creareo av FUSE 
(i) Hansa 81) TIKI] KAWAKAMI} 
CHARACTER DESIGNS BY MIT Z4VAH| 





CHAD AE 0 GOW (REINERRNAED AS} 





Author : FUSE 
artist: TAIHI RALIARAMI| 
Character design: mT2 (AH 


VELDORA 
TEMPEST 
[ 


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


RIKURU TEHPES 


(Satoru Mikami) 


NATION 
DWARGON 


KINGDOM => 
OF FALMUTH 7 


¢ 


i GREAT FOREST 
gaat ae OF JURA 
ye oe / ~ KINGDOM oak ‘ 

































































































































































































































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\ TEMPEST, i ' 
‘LAND OF MONSTERS en i 
; > as ~ ty 
oO sae ok = | 
a SORCEROUS © at we ANIMAL | 
“ _ DYNASTY OF = >. KINGDOM OF : 
~~ STHALLION » EURAZANIA a. 
: ey ; 
eopkimury sa ! 
: 
PLOT SUMMARY 
Rimuru headed to the human Kingdom of Engrassia to Find the children 
lePe behind by the late Shizu. Along the way, between registering as an 
adventurer in Blumund and engaging in top-secret negotiations with the 
King, he learned about the challenges in dealing with humans. Then, when 
he reached Engrassia, he met another transplant From Japan, Yuuki 
Kagurazaka, and was able to meet Shizu's Five orphaned Foster children, 








who were students at Yuuki's school. But because they were other- 
worlders brought here by incomplete summoning, they had little time left 







+ Po Acid Shizaleh behinds Seem Atcha Sh ind eal 3 AchildShizu leh behind, AchildShizu lefibehind. [> Achild Shizu leMbehind : ; : ‘ ‘ , ’ \ 
2 2Strong-willed|and;tomboyishy i lass Aquieti ious girl willed, but cares for his friends. Rebellious and mischievous, Satya had ise live. Rimuru then becomes their teacher with the aim of saving their 
ip My [Pech i : but good at heart. : lives... ¥ - 





COMTEN TS 


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CHAPTER eff cord Hjollmile the Merchant Cy 





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CHAPTER fit Owe! ing of the Spirits > 
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CHAPTER eft Satvation of the Soul O 


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BONUS SHORT STORY 
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OH My! 
WHAT 
ADORABLE 
LITTLE 
PASTRIES 


gy 


AND 
NO, YOU SAID 
JUST fs THEY'RE 
"CREAM ( CALLED 
PUFFS.” : "CRIMURU 
\ PUFFS” 





























JUST 
Now. 



















































































A TEM- 





PORARY 
RETURN, 
USING 
SHADOW 




















MY 
GOODNESS... 
FORGIVE ME 
ee or -| Lorp 
PROPERLY |~.| RIMURU 
GREETING HW 

YOU ON 

YOUR 

RETURN. 


fine! 


I'LL 
HAVE TO 
GO BACK 











JUST AS 


























QUICKLY. 












































ENVOYS 
FROM : lh 4 PROBLEMS 
ean My RUNNING 
an He es THE TOWN 
CONSTRUCTION ARRIVING 
FRONT, WE'VE 
STARTED 
BUILDING 
THE INN THAT 
BLUMUND 
REQUESTED. 


SOUNDS 
LIKE FUZE 
AND BARON y A 
VERIARD MERCHANT 
pet ee VISITED AND 
ee nea PURCHASED 
WORD A GREAT 
FOR US. QUANTITY OF 
HI-POTIONS 
FROM US. 





MAYBE 
I'LL RUN 


y\ AA HE SAID HE 
INTO HIM D4" 2p WOULD BE 


VISITING 
ENGRASSIA 
NEXT TO DO 
BUSINESS. 





NOW 
THAT SHE 
MENTIONS 
I GUESS 


cor 
WITH THE 


OTHERS. 


I HEARD 
YOU ARE 
Now A 
TEACHER 
IN THE 
HUMAN 


MY 
POOR WORD 
CHILDREN, 
THEIR BODIES 
FATED TO 
CRUMBLE 
WITHOUT 
STABLE 
MAGICULES 
TO SUPPORT 
THEM... 























..BUT SHE 
LASTED 
LONGER 

BECAUSE 

SHE WAS 
ABLE TO 

STABILIZE 


THE MAGIC. 





y ja AND 
(WY, THERE 
he . IS NO 
a NI GUARANTEE 
WV THAT ONE 
we WOULD 
Ha i, Ss ACQUIRE 
/ i SUCH A 
A ANS Coe | SKILL, EVEN 
ZN AFTER UNDER- 
fh TAKING THE 
SEVERE 
; REQUIRE- 
Z MENTS. 


SHE 
WAS 
ONCE IN 
THE SAME 
POSITION 
AS HER 
PUPILS 


YE 


ONLY A 
UNIQUE SKILL 
WOULD HAVE 

THE POWER 
TO STABILIZE 
SUCH A VAST 
AMOUNT OF 

MAGICAL 
ENERGY... 





























S... OF 


COURSE. 




















Don't 
play 
with 


your 
food. 









IT WILL 
BE A 

pirricurt Ke 

TASK. 



































DO YOU 


yy REMEMBER 


SHIZU, 
RIGURD 


THAT'S RIGHT. 
WHEN SHIZU 
WAS A CHILD, 
DEMON LORD 
LEON FUSED 
IFRIT TO HER. 


AT LEAST, 
THAT'S THE 
THEORY 
THAT GREAT 
SAGE AND 
I CAME UP 
WITH. 











KEY TO 


wilS 
OF 
IN HER pre 


FUSION 
WITH 
IFRIT, 

THE 

FIRE 


FLAME IFRIT... 
SPIRITS, 
IFRITIS A 
HIGHER 
ELEMENTAL, 
SECOND ONLY 
TO ROYAL RANK 
IN POWER. | 


MY 
SUSPICION 
IS THAT IFRIT 

MANAGED 
TO KEEP HER 
MAGICULES 

UNDER 
CONTROL. 





SPIRITS 
WITHIN THE 
CHILDREN'S 

BODIES. 






I'VE 
BEEN 
THESE celles 
crimuru !NG THE 
REFRESH- 
purrs REF 
Ape MENTS. 


WONDER- 
FUL. 
lm 
on My 
fourth. 

































































SPIRITS I 
ARE THINK 
EXCELLENT THAT 
AT CON- ITISA 
TROLLING VERY 










































































MAGICAL GOOD 
ENERGY, IDEA. 


AFTER 
ALL. 













































































BUT 
THERE 
IS ONE 

PROBLEM 
THAT 


AND 
THERE 
ARE FAR 
FEWER 
HIGHER 
ELEMENTALS 
IN EXIS- 
TENCE... 


4 / ? 
i) Ks CHOMP 


if 
\ 


LOWER 
ELEMENTALS 
ARE NOT 
CAPABLE OF 
HANDLING 
THE GREAT 
AMOUNT 
OF ENERGY 
REQUIRED 
FOR THIS 
TASK. 










MY PER- 










SONALLY 

S| TRACTED 
a -\ = 
y, (ON ELEMEN 


© EASY "SYL-- TAL 
SN PHIDE.” SPIRIT. 





SHE ISA 
HIGHER 
ELEMENTAL 
WHO 
COMMANDS 
THE POWER 
OF WIND. 






| 
i 


Vy Rs 


Vin 


é 


AS YOU 
CAN SEE, 
HIGHER 
ELEMENTALS 


ARE 
IF THEY 
Ss. 
00 NOT CAPRICIOU' 


LIKE YOU, 
THEY WILL 
NOT OFFER 
YOU THEIR 
HELP. 





STILL... 
Sa, IF YOU WERE 

TO SUCCEED IN 

DWELLING TRAVELING TO 
pega ese THE DWELLING 
SPIRITS ~ OF THE SPIRITS, 
zs YOU MIGHT FIND 

A SPIRIT WITH 

AN AGREEABLE 

AFFINITY... 








ITISA 
REALM 
THE WITHIN 


ENTRANCE ANOTHER 


PLANE OF 
CAN MOVE 
ABouT EXISTENCE, 


WHERE 
AT THE 
QUEEN'S THE SPIRIT 


WHIM, SO QUEEN 
ire weny REIGNS. 
DIFFICULT 

TO PIN 
DOWN ITS 
LOCATION. 











BUT I 
HAVE NO 
CONNEC- 

TION 

TO THE 
REIGNING 


















IT'S FINE. 
IF ANYTHING, 
I'M GLAD TO 
HEAR THAT 
I HAD THE 
RIGHT IDEA 
ALL ALONG. 







































































WELL, I 
SHOULD 
GET BACK 
Now- 





17 





ONE 
MOMENT 
YOU'RE 
QUIET, 
THEN NEXT 
THING 
YOU 
STARTED 
TO LOOK 
REALLY 
INTENSE 











WAIT! 
LADY 
TREYNI, 
YOU'VE 
HAD FOUR 
ALREADY 


EAT ANY 
MORE, 
THERE 
WON'T BE 
ENOUGH 
FOR 
GERD AND 
THE CON- 
STRUCTION 
WORKERSS 


PERHAPS 


FY TLL HAVE 


ANOTHER f[ 




















Gi, 
~o 
} 
| | 
q) 
i 


LUCKY 
YOU. 
THEY'D 
HAVE RUN 
OUT A FEW 
MOMENTS 
FROM 
Now. 




















THE 


PLACE I 
GOT THE 
CREAM 
PUFFS 
FROM HAS 
A GREAT 
SELECTION. 
















































































RIGHT. 
HE'S 
PICKING 
UPA 
LUNCH 
ORDER. 







sO YOU 
HAVE TO 
DELIVER 
IT TO 
RIMURU, 
OKAY? 





















































THE 
DOGGY'S 
COME 
BACK 
AGAIN! 


























THERE 
YOU ARE, 
RANGA. 
WHO'S A 




















GOOD 


ITIS SO GRIEF. 
TEDIOUS 
PRETENDING 


DELVERING 
LUNCHES 
/S My 
EXALTED 
TASK! 


ANO I 
SHALL 
FULFILL 
THIS 
HALLOWED 





SAS WY Sw 
OSS 
NONI XQ 
\ Ne 


NS Y Ss 








YOU'D 
BETTER 
NOT DROP 











AS /F I 
WOULD 
DO 
ANYTHING 
ELSE. 











| / 
Mt 
| 


DID I TELL 
YOU ABOUT 
SWINGING 
THE BASKET 



























































































































































RIGHT, 
ENOUGH 
GAMES! 





KAAAH! 
FOOD 
ALWAYS 
TASTES 
BEST 
AFTER A 
WORKOUT! 























YEAH! / TEACHER'S 


TOO 


YOU'RE 
STRONG, 


TO BE 
GENTLER 
TO GIRLS! 





HAVING 
A MOCK 
BATTLE 
OUTSIDE 
OF THE 
CITY 
AS AN 
“OUTDOOR 
LESSON.” 




















THOUGH! 


OTHER 
THING I 
CAN DO 
AT THE 
MOMENT 
/S 
SEARCH 
FOR 
HIGHER 
ELEMEN- 
TALS. 





/T MIGHT 
BUT I TRY TO 
GIVE THEM 
MOCK BATTLES 
REGULARLY 
AS A WAY TO 
DISPERSE 
SOME OF 
THE/R 
MAGICULES. 





I LIKE 
TEACHER! CENeuS. THINK IS 
P IT'S GOT STRONGER, 


TO BE aE P z TEACHER 
HERO! , OR THE 





V 
MASAYUKI 
WOULD 
NEVER 









THAT'S 





























RIGHT, 
psi Bae BUT VELDORA 
we HE SAID DID SAY 
ee THAT WAS HE WAS 
a LIKE 300 SEALED 
! YEARS AGO. BEHIND 

I'S GOT THAT 
TO BEA BARRIER 

DIFFERENT BYA 
PERSON HERO... 






THEW RE 
TALKING 
ABOLT. 







24 

















\/ 
4 HE'S ) 
\ REALLY, 
\ 3 ate REALLY Is 
‘ \ \ [| HANDSome, oe epee lege 
\ WITH SUCH : ee 
\ BEAUTIFUL . 
\\ GOLDEN HERO: 
















KNOW 
ABOUT 
THE HERO, 


TEACHER 
Fl 

















HE'S 
BLOND? 
WITH THAT 
JUAPANESE- 
SOUNDING 
NAME?P 













AND 
THAT'S 
WHY SHE 
/INS/STED 
WE CALL 
HIMA 
“CHAMPION,” 
NOTA 
“HERO! 

















































































































ANSHER: 
IT 15 
A SKY 
DRAGON. 








=. 







































































































































































































































































UH-OH... 
LOOKS 
LIKE IT'S 
GOING 
AFTER THE 
PEOPLE 
TRYING TO 
ENTER THE 
CITY. 














TEACHER 





WATCH THE 
CHILDREN, 






NO, 
THEY'RE 
NOT 
GOING 
TO DIE. 

















“arty, 
Mh 
" 


Ss 7 
\ Vis. We Oo 
Na 


- 2, \ 
YR 2 it 







& Ne ea! 






WAY 
NAL GG 


ope ra _ TR 


= yea learned 
13 1€5450n. 
Bars 




















I DON’T 
REALLY 
WANT TO 
I'M 
ATTRACT THE 
BETTER ATTENTION 
SO... OFF IF OF THE 
WHAT THEY WESTERN 
SHOULD DON'T HOLY 
I DoP CHURCH. 











33 


a 





WELL, 
I'M NOT 
WAITING 
AROUND 




















































! 


/F SHE 
STAYS 
HERE, 
SHELL 

NOT 
























i we 


y 
ae 





Y 
if | 
Tf 

| , 


Z 


Y 











HAPPENED 
TO ME... 
e 


WORKED! 
ANDO SO 
QUICKLY, 


FUZE 
BUTI TOLD ME 
COULON’T IT WAS 
HAVE STRONG 
/MAGINED 
THIS. 








I'M 
TOO 
IMPOR- 
' TANT 
NOW TODIE 

eos BEGONE, INA 
LZ BEFORE siILLy 
/ YOU GET spoT 
IN MY 





LIKE 





THE FACT THAT I 


HAVE THIS POTION, 
IN THIS SITUATION, 
/S EVIDENCE 
OF THAT. 


i J\l : 
\ ( j 
fait: a 












THAT'S 
RIGHT. 
IMA 
FORTUNATE 
MAN. 











wilN THE 
FACE OF 
SUCH A 
BUS/NESS 
OFPPOR- 
TUN... 











NATURAL- 
BORN 
MERCHANT 
WOULD 
NEVER 
SUCCUMB 
TO DEATH 


eee 





THIS 
IS OUR 
HEALING 
SOLU- 
TION. 











sO 
YOu 
MUST 
BE THE 
MERCHANT 
IN 
BLUMUND 
WHO 
BOUGHT 
ALL OF 
OUR 
STOCK. 


GODDESS 


eco 


“ 
Mag tn € 


Aris Fon oh i Ni 


Nm 


a Ys, le. wth 


Wh 


Milo. 


tiee 4 


que 


(i 


m™ ii » 


(ue 


Wes 


Wa 





baer: 















I BELIEVE 
YOUR NAME 
WAS... 


MJSLLMILE . WHO 
/S THIS 


GIRL-ER, 


THE ENTIRE 
POINT OF 


INTO AN 
ADULT BODY 
WAS TO HIDE 
MY IDENTITY. 








I'M JUST 
A BORING 
TEACHER 
WHO _ vy A 
HAPPENED A @ >» Ly REALIZING 
TO PASS pil ae | eae A 
BY ALL 7 _ a BUYER OF 
THIS. yin Scart a _ [ Kaen | My HEALING 
- F: LW POTIONS. 





















WELL... I 
SUPPOSE 
THERE'S 
NO POINT 
TRYING 
TO HIDE 








DO MENTIONED 
YOU HAVE "OUR 
SOME HEALING 
CONNEC- SOLUTION.” 
TION TO 
TEMPEST, 
PERHAPS 
Fo 












IT IS AN 

HONOR 

TO MEET 
LORD YOU... 


RIMURU 





I HOPE 
THAT 
WE CAN 
STAY ON 
FRIENDLY 











































































































WELL, 
ALL THE 
RESIDENTS 
THEY 
EVEN OF THAT 


DREW A was TALK 
LIKENESS 


OF YOUR irs 
HUMAN 
FORM. 


YOu 
INSPIRE 
QUITE A 

FOLLOW- 

ING. 


I FUND A 
COUPLE OF 
RESTAU- 
RANTS 
HERE IN 
ENGRASSIA, 
YOU SEE... 





I'M 
STUNNED 
THAT YOU 

EVEN 
KNEW MY 
NAME. 


I 
WOULD BE 
HAPPY TO 
PREPARE 

A FEAST 
TO THANK 
YOU. 


























yy 


/E MY ae 
NEG: HARD TO 
SHOULD ao IMAGINE AN 

SOMEHOW j WILL YOU INTELLIGENT 
BECOME COME TO DRAGON 
KNOWN, /e THE GUARD = CHOOSING 
THEN IT'S : =f, ROOM TO ATTACK 

4 = TO TELL 
POSSIBLE HUMANS AT 


US WHAT 
THE WESTERN dappeNeo:  NPOM: 


HOLY CHURCH 


WEAN VAC 


OF IT. 


















QUESTION- 
INGP YOU 
THINK THE 

GREAT 

MUJOLLMILE 
DESERVES 

AN INTERRO- 

GATIONP 


48 






YOU NEED 
TO TEACH 
THEM 
BETTER 
BEFORE 
YOU PUT 









WISE UP, 
KID! 


THIS IS J y 
ONE OF THE Sy eh pee 
BIGGEST } HE JUST 
MERCHANTS GAVE 
IN BLUMUND, : THAT 
GARD VOR 
MJSLL- NY GUARD A 
MILE! a MU BRIBEL! 


MY BUT 
HIRED LET THIS 
GUARD PERSON 
HERE WILL Go. 
NOT SAY 
ANYTHING 
THAT I 
COULDN'T 
TELL 
YOu. 


Hye, 





YOUR 
SERVICE 
WAS 
EXCELLENT. 
I'LL HAVE 
TO CALL 
UPON YOU 
AGAIN. 





HE JUST 
WALTZED 
I WAS RIGHT 
TRYING THROUGH 
TO HELP THAT 
HIM, S/TUATION. 
BUT IN 
THE END, 
I NEEDED 
HIS HELP. 








\ 
\ 


\ 


\ 


LX 


WHAT 
WAS THAT, 
TEACHER?! 
THAT WAS 

SUPER- 
COOL!! 
















































WHEN WE 
PASSED 
BY THAT 
MAN, 
HE GAVE 
ME THIS. 





BUSI- 
NESS 
WAIT, CARD. 


THERE'S 
LOOKS ff ; 
LIKE AN ‘1 f*7) || SOME 


ADDRESS. ’ THING 
j WRITTEN 


ON THE 
BACK. 


INL 
y ANS 



































OUR 
WORKING 
RELATION- 

SHIP 
WILL BEA 
LONG AND 
FRUITFUL 

ONE. 














52 


Miolmife 





THE NIGHT 
THAT I 
VANQUISHED §. 
THE 
WILD SKY 
DRAGON... 
















wMISOLLMILE 
INVITED ME TO 
A VERY FANCY 
ORINKING 
ESTABLISHMENT 
INA RITZy 
AREA OF 
THE CAPITAL. 









APPARENTLY 
ALL HE HAD 
TO DO 
WAS SAY 
THE WORD, 
AND THEY 
CLOSED THE 
PLACE JUST 
FOR HIM. 
































































































































IDIOA 
SPAIT-TAKE 
WHEN I 
SAW THE 
PRICE LIST, 
BUT IO LIKE 
TO THINK 
THAT THE 
MASK 
HELPED 
HIDE IT. 





























AN 
\\ 
ANS 
\ 


NX 
UY 
\\\ 

























I ONLY 
MENTIONED 
/T ON 
A LARK. 
I OION’T 
THINK HE'D 
ACTUALLY 
DO IT... 


CHAMPAGNE 
TOWER 





INCREDIBLE. 














| : HOW 
ARE YOU 
ENJOYING 
aye YOURSELF, 
MASS) re LORD 
| eImuru 































































































AND YOU 
SAY IT'S 
POPULAR 
WHERE 
YOU'RE 
FROMP 















BUT HEY, 
TONIGHT 
/S 
MISLL- 
MILE'S 
TREAT. 























































































































































































































57 
































THAT VIF 
THE KID 























TEACHER 






























g AT THE re es = 
WERE. FREE _— 
SUPPOSED ACADEMY, a 
TO BE ON APPARENTLY. 
OUR BEST 








BEHAVIOR, 























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































BOSS IS 
BENDING 
OVER 
BACK- 
WARDS. 



















SORRY, 

















MAILED. 


\ 
FOLKS, OR | pa y | 
THANKS MAYBE a I WOW. 
TO MAGIC HE'S IN |, “7S. | TNVE NEVER 
SENSE, LOVE. |, \1 SEEN MR, 
I CAN be 1 MIOLLMILE 
HEAR t pot ( I i BE 50 
EVERY "E'' WONDER 1 POLITE TO 
Y, IFHES 1 A LITTLE 
| BEING |\ CHILD... 
| BLACK- \ 





IT'S 
MORE 
IMPOR- 
TANT TO 
KEEP 
YOUR 
IDENTITY 





I'M SURE 
IT WOULD 
BE BETTER 
FOR YOUR 
PUBLIC 
IMAGE 
IF I WERE 
IN ADULT 


HE MISOLLMILE 
UNDERSTOOD TRAVELED 
RIGHT AWAY TO 
WHYT TEMPEST 
WOULON’/T FOR 
WANT THE TRADING 
WESTERN PURPOSES. 
HOLY CHURCH 
FINDING OUT 
ABOUT MY 





SPEAKING 
ofFouR | 
POTIONS... 





YOU'RE 


MORE 
CONCERNED 
WITH 
MARKETING 
THAN YOUR 
SALES 
NUMBERS. 





YOU 
KNOW THAT 
I'M NOT 
ASKING FOR 
RETURN 
FAVORS 
BECAUSE I 
SAVED YOU, 
RIGHTP 










































IT WAS MY 
DECISION 
TO USE THE 
ELIXIR ON 
THOSE 
PEOPLE. 


BUT NO, 
I AM NOT 
SQUARING 
UP SOME 
IMAGINED 

DEBT. 





We'LL 


es RECOUP 
OON’T YOUR 
HOLD Losses 
BACK ON AND WHAT 
pistTri- YOU USED 
BUTING FOR THE 
THEM. INJURED 


I WILL 


PAY YOU 
BY THE 
UNIT, AS 
INITIALLY 
NEGOTI- 
ATED. 





IN 
THAT CASE, 
HERE'S TOA 
LONG AND 

FRUITFUL 
RELATION- 














IT WOULD 
CERTAINLY 
BE MY 
PLEASURE. 


AND Now 
I'VE GOTA 
CLOSER 
RELATION- 
SHIP WITH 
YOU, ITS 
CHANCEL- 
LOR. 


TEMPEST IS 
BOUND TO 
BECOME THE 
CENTER OF 
THE TRADE 
ROUTES 
SOONER 
OR LATER. 





WE 
FINISHED 
OUR 
DISCUSSION 
PROMPTLY, 
AND 
MIOLLMILE 
GOT OUT OF 
HIS SEAT. 


THIS 
ESTABLISH- 

MENT 
Airaseel SEEMS TO 
BE A WASTE EMPLOY A 


TO SPEND NUMBER OF 


TIME HERE WOMEN. 


STARING AT 
A HAIRY 
OLD MAN. 


UOSE | JUST 
LOOKING i) Pook 


FOR AN if Nal AT HOW 
BLES fs \ SUR- palsy 


ROUNDED IVE 


BYA GOTTEN. 
BEVY OF 


BEAUTIES... 





SHE'S 
THE DARK 
ELF WHO 
READ My 
FORTUNE 

FOR ME 

BACK 

IN THE 
OWARVEN 
KINGDOM. 


\V h 
b 





i 
if 















DO LIKE 
TO SAY 
HELLO, 

BUT SHE 


PROBABLY 
WOULDN'T 
RECOGNIZE 
ME IN THIS 






q 
\t 
‘| 
\ i 
WE TALK 
SOME- 
WHERE 
MORE 


LITTLE = pRIVATE 
SLIME > 


THAT'S 
AMAZING. 
HOW DID 
YOu 
RECOGNIZE 
MEP 


A 
TRAVELER UNLIKE 
ase THE 
I OFTEN OTHERS, 
STOP T TRAVEL 
BY THAT AROUND. 
PLACE TO 
WORK, 
BUT I'M 
NOT 
EXCLUSIVE 


I DIDN'T 
THINK I'D 
SEE YOU 
OUTSIDE 
OF THE 
DWARVEN 
KINGDOM. 





I 
BELIEVE 
THAT'S 
THE 
LAND 
OF THE 
ELVES. 


I RE- 
MEMBER 
FINDING 
THALION 

INA 

BOOK 

IN THE 
LIBRARY. 


YOU 
WOULDN'T 
BE 


THINKING, 
AND "tT BET 


IFIGET THERE ARE 
TO VISIT, PLENTY OF 

T CAN ELF BABES 
SCOUT A at THE ELF 


FEW TO HOMELAND 
WORK ie 


BACK IN 
TEMPEST..." 


MY 
HOME IS 
AT THE 
EDGE 
OF THE 
SORCER- 





THALION 


IT'S 
A LAND 
OF DEEP 
SPIRITUAL 


\ . 
Y TREE AN WY 
ROK AN 
= \ 


CLOSER 
TO UR- 
GRACIA, 
IF ANY- 
THING. 


\ 


MY 
IS AN 
APPLICA- 
TION OF 
SPIRIT 


a 
x 
0) 
9 
= 
Zz 
9 
= 
<= 
Zz 
Pa 
a 

































































SHE'S A 
STU0aL 














CAN YOUR 
DIVINATION 
ALSO 
REVEAL THE 
LOCATION 
OF HIDDEN 
PLACES? 


I WANT 
YOU TO 
DIVINE A 
HOW PLACE 
MUCH 
WILL IT 
COSsTP 


BUT 
WHEN I 
TILL lanl 
ALLY 
MAKE 
COME 
UP THE 
TO VISIT 
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AND 
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WORK 
WITH A ace 
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LET THE 
PEOPLE 
KNOW 
ABOUT US, 
WHEREVER 
YOU DO 
BUSINESS. 


MY 
PUPILS 
ARE 
WAITING 








PLEASE 
DO 
COME 
TO MY 
MAIN 
HALL 


IT AWAIT 
YOUR 
NEXT 

VISIT TO 

BLUMUND, 
LORD 
RIMURU. 


ARE YOU ba 
Dr 


GOING rN 
ALREADY, 
TEACHER 








!T WAS 
ABOUT 
WHERE 
SUCH A 
PLACE 
WAS 
EXPECTED 
7O BE. 


YES... 
AS LONG 
AS THE 
ENTRANCE 
HASN'T 


EVEN 
TREYN/ 
DION'T 
KNOW 

THE 
ANSWER 
TO THIS 
QUESTION! 


WHAT? 
YOU WANT 
TO DIVINE 

THE 
LOCATION 

OF THE 
DWELLING 

OF THE 

SPIRITS 


OR RATHER, 
WHERE THE 
LAoY WHO 
ONMINED IT 
FOR ME 
HAD Ex- 
PECTED. 


wlM 
GUESSING 
IT ALREADY 





SO IT 
WOULD BE 
VERY HARD 
TO LEARN 

SUCH A 

THING 
FROM ANY 

OTHER 
COUNTRY. 


UR-GRACIA 
DOESN'T 
TRADE WITH 
ANYONE 
ASIDE FROM 
THALION... 


REMEMBER 
HOW I SAID 
THERE'S 
A DEEP 
LEVEL OF 
SPIRITUAL 
WORSHIP 
THEREP 








WELL, YOU 
CERTAINLY 
CAN'T BE 
BLAMED 
FOR NOT 
KNOWING. 


OO | 


DOES 
THAT 
MEAN 
THE 
DWELLING 
OF THE 
SPIRITS 


EVERY 
CITIZEN 
MUST 
FORM A 
CONTRACT 
WITH A 
SPIRIT AT 
AGE TEN. 





I GUESS 
ENSHRINING 
HIGHER 
ELEMENTALS 
INTO THE 
CHILDREN 
WASNT THE 
MOST 
IMPROBABLE 
IDEA, 
AFTER ALL. 




















BUT I CAN 
TELL FROM 
THE TONE 
OF YOUR 
VOICE THAT 
IT IS VERY 
IMPORTANT 


AND DWELLING jp. 
RETURNED S 0 OF THE 
ee SPIRITS 


TO TELL 
THE TALE. 





PEOPLE IN 
UR-GRACIA 
PERFORM 
THEIR 
PACTS AT 
THE ALTAR 
IN THE 
CENTER 





wNO 
HIGHER 
SAIRIT 
WILL 
EVER 
APPEAR. 


ACCORD- 
ING 
TO THE 
FORTUNE- 
TELLER... 


TO SIGNA 
CONTRACT 
WITH 4 HIGHER 
ELEMENTAL, 
YOU MUST 
GO TO THE 
DWELLING. 











SA/D THAT 
IN ORDER TO 
CONTROL 
MAGICULES, 
WE MUST HAVE 
HIGHER 
ELEMENTALS. 


Tae. SHB 


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ON 


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PROMISE 
YOU'LL 
RETURN. 










































SO THIS 
IS THE 
DWELLING 
OF THE 
SPIRITS. 


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I SET 
UP THE 
MAGIC 
CIRCLE 
FORA 
“WARP 
PORTAL,” 
WHICH T 
LEARNED 
HOW TO 
DO FROM 
VESTA... 


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aunts 


AND 
THEN I 
RETURNED 
TO 
ENGRASSIA. 















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































WHY ARE 
YOU HERE 
IN THE 
MIDDLE 
OF THE 
NIGHT? 





VISIT OF 
My LIFE, 


ANDO IT'S... 


Wg 
ERE S 
reRss 
SURFS 
HHYER 
wREYY 





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THEY 
WANT TO 
KNOW JF 

THEY'LL 
SURVIVE 
THE NEXT 

DA”. 


I KNOW 
EXACTLY 














WHAT 
THEYRE 
ASKING, 



































WE'LL BE 
OKAY TO- 
MORROW... 
RIGHTP 





“WILL WE 
BE OKAY 
TOMOR- 
ROW?” 








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WITH A 
CHOCOLATE 


SUBSTITUTE 
I GOT 
FROM A 
MERCHANT. 


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HOT 
CHOCOLATE 
ON AN 
ANXIOUS 























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GOING TO 
EXPLAIN 


| | TOMORROW'S 
|| OUTDOOR 
LESSON. 


























IT FEELS 


OLD AND |° 
FAMILIAR |\\' 





TO 
URGR 
NATURE 
PARK, 
IN THE 
REPUBLIC 
OF UR- 


ANOTHER 
COUNTRY 
> 


TO THE 
DWELLING 
OF THE 
SPIRITS. 





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TO THE RANGA 
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SAID TO BE th 
THE DWELLING 
OF THE 
SPIRITS. 














I'S 
MORE 


HERE 
THAN I 
EXPECTED. 


WE WILL 
LEAVE 
AS SOON 
AS OUR 
TASK IS 
COMPLETE. 


THATS 
FUNNY. 


AND 
NO 
SOONER 
OIOT 
THINK 
THAT... 


WOULD 
YOU MIND 
TELLING ME 
WHERE I 
MIGHT FIND 
HIGHER 
ELEMENTALS 
















































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FUN, BUT I 
DON'T WANT 
ANY OF THE 
KIDS TO GET 


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TRIAL TO 

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KNOW ALREADY. 
WHERE 
YOU 
ARE. 


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AND FRIENDS 




















AP TER WITH 
SEEING ONE, A 

HOW LORD 
RIDICU- 

oe NAMED 

MILIM. 

SHE IS, 

YOU 


DON'T 
SEEM 
AS... 


SLIME 
NAMED 
RIMURU, 
THE ONE 
THEY SAY 
STARTED 
SOME 
COUNTRY 
CALLED 
"TEMPEST" 
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ek Ny ; SHE CAME TO 
VISIT FOR THE 
FIRST TIME 
IN AGES, 
BRAGGING 
ABOUT HOW 
SHE MADE A 
FRIEND, AND I 
JUST SNORTED 
AT HER AND 
DROVE HER 
AWAY...{7 


























YOU'RE 
RIGHT 
THAT I 
DON'T 
KNOW 
MUCH 
ABOUT 
THESE 
TEN 
GREAT 
DEMON 
LORDS 









YOU'RE 
FRIENDS 
WITH 


MILIM 
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, LR IN NG 














LIKE THE 
PERSONI- 
FICATION 
OF POWER. 
SHE'S INA 
COMPLETELY 
DIFFERENT 
LEAGUE FROM 
WE'RE ADORABLE 


NOT LITTLE ME. 
MEANT 


TO BE 
COM- 
PARED! 


WE'RE AS 
DIFFERENT 
ASA 
DRAGON 


OF THE TEN 


FINE, FINE, 
I GET IT. 
SO WHAT 
QUALITY 
DO YOU 

PERSONIFY 

ASA 

DEMON 
LORDP 


THERE 
SHOULD 
JUST BE 
ONE IN 

THAT 
CASE!! 


DEMON 
LORDS 
BRAGGED 
ABOUT THEIR 
STRENGTH, 
NOTHING 
WOULD 
DIFFERENTIATE 
us!! 


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GENCE 


















SORRY, 
WHENEVER 
I SEE A 
FACE THAT 
SMUG AND 
ANNOYING, 
I JUST 
CAN'T HELP 
MYSELF... 





My baer. 





ANSHER: 


THIS 15 THE 
EFFECT 
OF YOUR 

RESISTANCE 
TO THE 

“DOMINATE 

MIND" SKILL 

USED BY THE 

INDIVIDUAL 

“RAMIRIS." 














OH. THE 
IRRITATION 
/S 
INSTANTLY 






















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WHY ARE 
YOU STILL 


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ONLY 
TRYING 
TO GIVE 










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mar 


IT'S A YOU A STARTED OFF 

HARMLESS NICE BY TRYING TO 
PRANK SCARE KILL US WITH 

FROM AN i THAT GOLEM, 

ADORABLE DIDN'T YOUP 
FAIRY!! 


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ae | THAT NO ONE 
ney \s WHO GOES 
pis oe é, ‘\h SEARCHING 
TOSS NOT | \ eon 
THEM vust | se es 
OUT IN LOST [tty wens 
| # ee SPIRITS 
so ; : 
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DISTANT } 


LAND. 


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MTN) MINUTE, 
THE | PN\\ WHY AM I 
GOLEM YOU THe one 
RUTHLESSLY SETTING 
DESTROYED 
WAS MY 
ALL-TIME 


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Us. 





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THING You IT WAS A ANI) |) SUPER 
STEAL THE MASTER- IN ¢ TO HAVE 
BODY FROM PIECE... : FOUND 

SOMEONE THAT 
STURDY 

SHELL 

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WAS 

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MAG/- 
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PROVECT FOR HIMSELF, 
TO CREATE VESTA RUSHED 

MAGISOLDIERS WORK ON 


PRET 2 MAGE 
SURE SOLDIER,’ 
KAN THOUGH... 
was 
TALKING 
ABOUT 
THAT A 
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FAILED. 


a 

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a 
ote 


HIS OWN 
CREATION... 













A FIRE 
ELEMENTAL 
WAS MEANT 
TO CONTROL 
ITS POWER 


WITHSTAND 
AN ELE- 
MENTAL'S 
POWER, 
OBVIOUSLY. 


101 


ENDED UP 
COMPLETED 
IN AN 
UNORTHODOX 
WAY BY THIS 
SELF-STYLED 
DEMON 
LORD. 


..BUT THE 
ELEMENTAL 


CORE IN 
ITS HEART 
WAS 
WORTH- 
Less! 


SO THE 
MAGISOLDIER 
PROVECT, 
WHICH EVEN 
THE OWARVEN 
ENGINEERS 
COULON’'T 
MAKE 
SUCCEED... 


SHE 
SEEMS TO 
KNOW A LOT 
ABOUT THIS. 
MAYBE SHE 
REALLY IS 


INTELLIGENT 
FE) 


Ever if she’s 
really braggy 
about it. 





IVE 
CHANGED 
MY MINDS 

IDO 

BELIEVE 
THAT I CAN 
HELP YOU 
WITH YOUR 

TROUBLE 





_| ANYTHING | (! 


FOR... 


I'M NOT 
ASKING 
YOU TO 


WORK FOR 
FREE, OF 
COURSE. 










YOU 



















KNOW A 
LOT ABOUT 
SPIRITS, 
RAMIRIS. AND 
CAN YOU THERE- 
PUT IN A FORE, 
GOOD I NEED 
WORD WITH TO GET IN 
HERP TOUCH 
WITH THE 
SpiRIT 






QUEEN. 





gemag 





THE 
ONLY 
WAY 
I CAN 
SAVE 
THEM IS 
WITH THE 
HELP OF 
HIGHER 
ELEMEN- 
TALS. 








JOKING. 










I STARTED 
OUT AS 
THE SPIRIT 
QUEEN, 
AND THEN 
I WENT 
ASTRAY 
AND SANK 
TO BEING 
A DEMON 
LorpD!! 









DIDN'T 
JUST 
MAKE 
THAT 

UP 









OKAY, 

I JUST 
TOLD YOU 
WHAT'S 
HAPPENING 
CAN TO THESE 

TELL KIDS, 


THIS IS 
NOT THE 
TIME 
FOR 
JOKES, 
RIGHT 


YOU 








DON'T GET BEINGA 
GREEDY, DEMON 
OR PEOPLE LORD, 
WILL STOP THEN 
BELIEVING P! 
YOUR 
STORIES 
Ir 






























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THAT 
SHE /[S ACTUALLY... 
DEFINITELY SOUNDS 
THE PRETTY 
CORRUP- PLAUSIBLE. 




















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TYPE... 

















































































































































































































OKAY, 
I GET IT. 
I MEAN, 
I DON'T 
GET IT. 


THE 


ROLE ALSO SPIRIT 
REQUIRES QUEEN 
GIVING A IS THE 
HERO THE GUIDING 
PROTECTION [| Or aed HAND 
OF THE _~ OF THE 
SACRED —— \ HOLY. 
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IN FACT, 
I'LL CALL 
FORTH 
SOME REAL 
SUPER 
ELEMENTALS 

FOR YA. 














Bonus 
Short Story 





V/A eKoye- Mowe) Itenlem@)orrciare-luleya (eenarl 


~SWEETS~ 


Veldora's Slime Observation Journal 


~SWEETS~ 


TEACHING JOB 


It's a boar. 

No, it's a bore. 

It is so very difficult and boring to work hard. 
But I will do my best. 


Once Ifrit has declared that he will be working seriously, I 
cannot very well shirk my duties. 


Meanwhile, Rimuru has been flitting around here and there 
in search of ways to save the children. He did not have suc- 
cess searching for useful information at the library, but that is 
of no concern. Surely he will find a way. 


But now... 
Rimuru has returned to the capital city of Rimuru. Mostly to 
see his companions, but also to give himself a breather. 


Yes, taking a breather is a very important thing. "Shirking du- 
ties" sounds so bad, but when you call it "taking a breather," 
all is forgiven. 


"Don't you agree, frit?” 
"It sounds extremely convenient to me." 


I'm getting nowhere with him. Ifrit's gone back to his old 
hardheaded ways. Then again, he's essentially always like 
that. 


"Ahh, those crimuru puffs do look delicious. There are many 
wonderful-looking dishes out there, but few so consistently 
elicit such universal expressions of delight. It must be quite a 
delicacy..." 


"L agree. Despite the fact that I do not require food to survive, 
Ihave begun to take an interest in the sense of taste." 


"So you get it, too! A gift bestowed by my teachings." 
"Or in other words, it's your fault, Master Veldora." 


...am not certain I appreciate that way of saying it. But 
more importantly, it is a good thing that Ifrit is developing 
more interests. 


First it was shogi, then go, then reading. He's even become 
quite adept in the ways of "Veldora-style Killing Arts." And 
all of these things are because of me. 


Be grateful, Ifrit! 


Pleased with the effect I was having, I resumed working on 
analysis. In truth, I have not been slacking off lately. And 
not because I am afraid of Rimuru, I assure you. It was my 
own decision—that I could not simply continue my present 
course. 


I want to get out into the open and adventure with Rimuru. 
Or if not travel, then I would like to view Rimuru's exploits 
from a close distance. 


And in order to do that, I must break free of this detestable 
"Unlimited Imprisonment." 


Heh heh heh. You can sing my praises, if you wish. 


“Understood: Reporting that recent progress has been commend- 
able.” 


Gwah—?! 
I-I didn't know you were here, Rimuru. 


“Affirmative: The opinion that a breather is necessary is judged to 
be worth testing.” 


Ha...ha ha ha. You need not coddle me now. 
Sweet words often contain traps. 


Thave learned much in my life, and I have no desire to re- 
ceive an even tougher daily quota. I intend to continue 


analyzing, of course! I made my case very quickly and fer- 
vently. 


In fact, I was so hasty about it that I forgot to turn my words 
into proper thoughts. 


In response, Rimuru tossed something to me. And not just 
me; it fell before Ifrit as well. 


"Are these...crimuru puffs?" 

"What?! You mean, actual treats?!" 

It wasn't until Ifrit pointed it out that I realized Rimuru's 
items were none other than the crimuru puffs everyone was 


eating outside. 


“Announcement: To serve as a breather, I have attempted to re- 
create the taste information. Please enjoy.” 


|-is this true?! 
Such a thing cannot exist in this sealed, isolated space. But 
there it is, before my eyes, a most delectable sight. 


"Wh-what should we do?" 


"They are gifts from Lord Rimuru, so I believe we should 
gratefully enjoy them." 


That is very brave of you, Ifrit. But I am of the unparalleled 
dragonkind, feared by one and all. Crimuru puffs will not 
intimidate the likes of me! 


I downed the object in one bite. 


"Gyawawawal!! What is this?! What! Is! This? It is...so...yum- 
myyy! This was it! This was the height of bliss all along!!" 


I was enraptured. How could it be this good? 


I'd seen how Rimuru obsessed over food, and wanted to try 
it someday, but I never realized how great it could be. 


This bliss. It is the absolute zenith of pleasure. 


I savored the delight of the sensation, but alas, happiness is a 
short-lived sensation. The flavor in my mouth soon drained 
away, leaving me sad and lonely. 


Now [had to consider my actions. Why did I eat the entire 
thing in one bite? Ifrit is nibbling at his, bit by tiny bit... 


"I'm not giving you any." 
Hrrgh... 


Perhaps I should make use of the law of survival of the fittest 
and... 


" " 


I-[ am merely joking, of course. Ifrit and I are friends, so I 
would never do such a thing to him. 


Nay, I simply request seconds! 


"Denied: Because re-creating taste information is extremely inef- 
ficient, overuse will cause delays in work. The experiment was a 
success, so there are no further taste re-creations planned for now.” 


Hwaaa?! 
You can't do this to me... 


"Suggestion: If there is some extra room to spare based on the pace 
of internal analysis...” 


Meaning I just have to try harder? 
Oh, I will do it. 
You will see! I will try my hardest! 


With a new goal in mind, my motivation soared to heights 
never before seen. I resumed my analytical work with un- 
precedented ferocity. 


"Maybe you're a lot easier to trick than I thought, Master 
Veldora..." 


But secretly, I thought, Oh, [frit, you are a fool. 


I tried to remember and re-create that wonderful taste, but 
T could not. As Rimuru said, re-creating taste information is 
quite difficult. 


In the outside world, Rimuru is surrounded by his compan- 
ions, who are all eating the crimuru puffs together. Treyni, in 
fact, has stealthily consumed four of them. I must learn from 
her gluttonous example. 


Four of them. I am jealous. 


I only got to eat one. I must demand fairness. But all that I 
can do is sigh and lament my poor fortune. 


Whoops. I was so focused on Treyni that I nearly missed 
Rimuru say that he had discovered a valuable key to saving 
the children. 


And that key? Fusion with Ifrit. 
"With me?" 


"Not you, specifically, but with spirits. I doubt that the poten- 
tial effect is limited only to flame elementals." 


While we discussed the matter, Rimuru and the others ar- 
rived at the same conclusion. Treyni summoned a Sylphide, 
one of the higher wind elementals, as a demonstration to the 


group. 
"The poor wretch." 
"Who, the one named Gabiru?" 


"Indeed. Treyni has a wicked personality. She chose him spe- 
cifically because she knew the spirit would treat him cruelly." 


"That makes sense. Sylphide is of the same rank as me and 
will not obey the weak. Wind elementals have a carefree 
disposition, so they will not respond to a summons from any 


whom they do not feel a connection to." 

"Is that right? And how was it for you?" 

"Me? As long as I had the chance to rage, I was happy." 
"Strange, given that you are so calm and rational now." 
"That is thanks to you, Master Veldora. And learning about 
the game shogi has succeeded in giving me a rational, 


thoughtful side." 


Ah, yes. Like people, spirits can grow and evolve through 
their experiences. 


All of this has gone in accordance with my knowledge on the 
subject, ignoring the case of Ifrit. 


Wind spirits are fickle, fire spirits are violent, earth spirits are 
easygoing, and water spirits are rational, generally speaking. 
Some can break these molds, but generally they fit under 
these descriptions. 


Now that I have displayed some of my vast knowledge, I 
might soon hear more praises of myself. Kwaaa ha ha ha! 


Wait, I should not be laughing. They are still talking outside. 
Apparently, a lower elemental will not be capable of control- 
ling the magicules of the children, so the group has decided 
to head for the Dwelling of the Spirits, the place where the 
Spirit Queen presides. 

As a matter of fact, I think I may know her... 

Theard Treyni talking about the Spirit Queen before, and the 
conversation struck a memory of mine. In fact, if it is who I 


am thinking of... 


But never mind that. In any case, we do not know where it is. 
No point in interrupting without proper information. 


"Ifrit, would you happen to know where that place is?" 


"Sadly, no. When I chose to follow Demon Lord Leon, 
I parted ways forever with the Spirit Queen." 


Ah. Well, there's no helping that. 


I was hoping I could win some points and haggle for another 
crimuru puff, but I suppose I'll have to give up on that one. 


On the other hand... 


Even the freewheeling, audacious Shion is generous enough 
to leave the pastries for others. And yet Treyni, the one to 
whom I ceded my territory, does not know the meaning of 
moderation. 


"You can see why she's in power." 

"I must learn from her example." 

"No, that wasn't the point! Don't copy her!" 
Why not? 


The way she naturally and subtly gets whatever she wants? 
She has mastered the art of blending in and getting away 
with it. I must observe her actions and learn from them. 


@GARD MJOLLMILE THE MERCHANT@ 


Rimuru and the children are enjoying an outdoor picnic. 
They seem to be having a good time eating their lunch, 
although it is a bit deformed from careless treatment. The 
lunch was apparently created by one "Yoshida," like the 
crimuru puffs. 


When I am back in my body, I will become friends with this 
Yoshida! And then I will dine upon those pastries every 
day. It is with this desire in mind that I focus on observation 
today. 


And once again—one almost expects it at this point—some 
trouble arose. 


Oddly enough, it was the appearance of a sky dragon. This 
beast's threat level is "Calamity." 


"Heh heh heh. You were once of that same strength level, but 
you could easily win in a fight now, wouldn't you say?" 


"Indeed, Master. Even before my training in here, I would 
have matched up well against it. Now, I dare say I could 
defeat it without trouble." 


"But of course you can. The effort you have made here will 
not go to waste," I told Ifrit, hoping that the same message 
would reach Rimuru as well. I hope for him to be in a good 
mood, that he might perform that taste re-creation again. 
And this time, I hope to try out spiciness and rich umami, 
not just sweetness. And I mean to use whatever means of flat- 
tery I can. 


Still, | would prefer sweets most of all. 


"You're pretty easy to figure out, Master Veldora. Though 
I suppose I'm no different, given that I'm going along with 
this." 


Kwa ha ha ha. 


Listen to [frit talk! 1am not easy; I am clever. One must not 
confuse the two. 


"These threat levels that humans devised are rather crude, 
aren't they, Master? They use only the amount of magical 
energy as the basis, rather than strength. I just cannot fathom 
how even Charybdis was considered a Calamity." 


"Where else could it be? Above Calamity, there is only 
Disaster, the rank for demon lords, and Catastrophe, those 
beings that reign atop all life. And by the standards of human 
strength, everything at Calamity and above is dangerous. 
There is little point to splitting the ranks even finer," I told 
Ifrit. He looked impressed. 


"How very wise, Master Veldora. One never knows when the 
occasional insight or wisdom might escape your lips!" 


I don't feel as though he is complimenting me. That put me 
in a poor mood. As Rimuru commanded me, I was acting as 
Ifrit's training partner, but I decided to secretly strengthen 
my regiment. 

Heh heh heh. Now that will increase the load upon Ifrit's 
shoulders and cause him grief. Naturally it will mean a 
heavier load for myself, but I hardly notice. I will do any- 
thing to pick on my target. 


"I seem to recall that the habitat for sky dragons was quite far 
from here, however. Why would it be in a place like this?" 


"So you noticed. It might have flown over Falmuth on the 
way from the dragon's nest, but that does not seem practical." 


"Yes. Sky dragons’ main source of food is monsters; they 
rarely attack humans. They are merciless to those who invade 
their territory, but it is almost unheard of for them to act ag- 
gressively outside of those bounds." 

"Perhaps something is utilizing them for dark ends." 


",..Are you reading too many holy manga texts, Master?" 


Very well! I shall increase the burden a bit more to make [frit 
suffer. 


"Gaaaaah!! I'm joking, only joking! I was only jealous of how 
insightful you are, Master Veldora!" 


Ah, so that is why! 

Jealous of me? Hah. Why, Ifrit, you little scamp. 

"I suppose I cannot blame you. My wisdom is so vast and 
scintillating that I do understand why you would feel that 
way.” 

My mood restored, I lessened the load upon Ifrit. 


Now that things have calmed down, I turned my attention 


to the sky dragon's attack. The city is protected by power- 
ful magical barriers and fields, meaning that they cannot 
be infiltrated from either the skies or underground. One 
assumes that the denser the population within, the stronger 
the protection. 


This is simply because there would be more powerful mages 
in their midst. Much like one would use legion magic to nul- 
lify anti-military magics, city defenses place a high priority 
on stopping monster attacks. I am certain that many mages 
must be expending magical power in shifts, day and night, to 
maintain the barriers. One might call this "urban magic," or 
even "nation magic." 


Those last two types of magic are in essence the same as 
other types, just on much larger scales. They are forms of 
ritual magic, which are more efficient when large groups of 
casters execute them. 


In any case, unlike legion magic, which is crafted for of- 
fensive and defensive use, this kind of magic is refined and 
evolved for defense alone. I can handle it myself, but I be- 
lieve that even Charybdis would find it very difficult to break 
this barrier. 


At any rate, a city as vast as the capital of great Engrassia 
should be fine... 


"But there are many who failed to escape in time." 
"Yes. Rimuru is heading to assist them." 


"I would assume that vanquishing that little sky dragon 
should come first." 


But of course, Ifrit. Conspiracy or no, once Rimuru is in the 
picture, the matter is as good as solved. 


No, what caught my attention was one of the humans who 
failed to flee in time. He looks like a merchant, but the heal- 
ing potions he carries are extremely powerful. 


Humans die so easily that many of them rush only to save 


themselves. This man, however, went to save a fallen woman. 
I was impressed; it was not a typical act. 


For one thing, such a powerful potion would be very valu- 
able. And this was a merchant, who makes his living in 
maximizing profits, using such an expensive product to save 
the life of a stranger. 


This is what makes humans so fascinating. It is often in the 
face of great danger that one finally sees their true nature. 


But now it appears as though the merchant's luck has run 
dry. The sky dragon turned its attention on him instead. 


"Look out, Mister..." cried a wee child, but the man promptly 
shouted, "I know it's there!" 


"Do you suppose he was trying to attract the attention of the 
sky dragon?" asked Ifrit. 


"But of course. It is an admirable course of action!" 

I was moved by his courage. And that was not the end of it. 
"Who do you think I am? I'm too important to die in a silly 
spot like this. Now begone, before you get in my way!" he 


shouted to the woman and her daughter. 


Well done! I've included these lines of dialogue into my list 
of speeches I wish to say one day! 


I like this man. He stands fast in the face of danger, not 
because he is frozen with fear, but because he offers himself 
as a target so that the woman and child can flee in safety! His 
daring is commendable. And I know that Rimuru would not 
abandon a man of such caliber. 


Sure enough, my expectations were met. Rimuru slaughtered 
the sky dragon in seconds, then spoke to the merchant. 


"Huh? This bottle... This is our healing solution." 


Ohh? 


So that is the connection here. Another example of fate bring- 
ing souls together. 


The merchant named himself as Gard Mjéllmile. He is a great 
trader in Blumund, enough that he is well-known even here 
in the larger kingdom of Engrassia. Not only that, but with 
the generous way he greased the palms of the guards and 
knights, he knows how to make his way through society. 


"I will have to learn from his example." 
"Perhaps you should learn how to make money first, Master." 
"Kwa ha ha! Very sassy of you!" 


"I'm worried that you would end up giving away too much, 
Master Veldora..." 


Why must Ifrit be such a worrywart? But I will admit, his 
concern is perhaps warranted. I shall have to study up on 
these mortal matters first. 


In that sense, it is good fortune that we have become ac- 
quainted with Mjollmile. After my prison is broken, I shall 
ask him for lessons in his arts. Then I, too, will earn bribes 
and work as a bodyguard! 


This is what one calls a "win-win situation," I believe! The 
thought fills me with excitement for the future. 


@ DWELLING OF THE SPIRITS 


So Mjéllmile proved himself to be a formidable man. I never 
understood until now what kind of power a truly wealthy 
merchant can wield. No longer will I disparage bribes. Now I 
will think of them as a helpful allowance that can be claimed 
every day! 


Not only does he do business in his homeland, but he also 
owns a number of very profitable shops in his trading part- 
ner of Engrassia. He invited Rimuru to one of them, which 


turned out to be a business that serves drinks. 


Like "Butterflies of the Night," the bar in the dwarven kingdom, 
this is the sort of place that employs attractive women to 
shower its patrons with delightful attention. Why, this seems 
the sort of business that was designed just for me. I'm even 
more impressed with this Mjéllmile. 


Rimuru looks shocked at the price list. 


"The cheapest drink on the menu is a silver coin. They only 
use coppers for tips, it would seem. That's quite a pricey 
establishment." 


"Do you know about this stuff, frit?" 


"No, not very well, but I do recall that a single silver coin 
would buy three good meals all at once." 


That would be based on Ifrit's memories with Shizue Izawa. I 
am not familiar with the coins typically used in commerce, so 
this is very helpful information. 


According to Ifrit, outside of the city center, two silvers is 
enough to stay at an inn. In other words, two drinks at this 
bar would cost as much as a night's stay. 


"Does it seem expensive to you?" 

"It does. As far as I can remember, there was only a hand- 
ful of occasions that we used such an extravagant business's 
services." 

Yes, that does seem to check out. Shizue Izawa did make a 
respectable living, but this kind of expense would be a waste 
for one who does not drink liquor. 


But for me? A paradise! 


"Ifrit! One day in the future, we shall have to greet the dawn 
drinking in such a place!!" 


"Understood. I would be happy to drink on your tab, Master 
Veldora!" 


What? I have to foot the bill? Why, Ifrit, you scheming rascal. 
Still, the thought of this experience filled me with excitement. 


Rimuru entered the bar, and before I knew it, he'd done 
something preposterous! 


"This is incredible. And you say it's popular where you're 
from?" 


"I don't know if ‘popular’ is the right word..." 


And behold! A great tower of glasses with the beverage 
poured onto the top to spill over the edges!! One, two, 
three...fifty-five glasses in all!! 


This is apparently known as a "champagne tower." That 
means fifty-five silvers spent on this extravagance alone. 


"No, M-Master Veldora! That number's not correct! He or- 
dered a more expensive drink, so each glass would cost more 
like ten silver coins. And it's being poured to overflowing, 
which is more than the usual amount, so..." 


"Gyargh! Th-then how many coins will this cost?!" 


"Five hundred and fifty, at the very minimum!! But I would 
bet it's at least twice as much..." 


Unfathomable. Only on very rare occasions have I ever felt 
fear, but this bold expenditure of Rimuru's is fearsome, 
indeed. While it might be on the house, how can one take 
advantage of such largess so easily? 


But it does make me wonder. When | am receiving the gift of 
Rimuru's generosity, will I be able to wield it to such a degree 
as well? 


"T believe that would be correct, Master." 

"As I thought. I cannot wait, then. Heh heh heh." 

Now the thought of Rimuru treating me to a night on the 
town is even better. With my keen knowledge of where the 


limits are, I believe that I can make the most of it without 
being scolded. 


One by one, I learn things that make me wiser. And what bet- 
ter way to gain wisdom than to return to observing Rimuru. 
There are so many things to learn from him. 


At the moment, he is wrapping up his negotiations with 
Mjollmile. Clearly they feel this is a mutually beneficial 
partnership. 


I suppose I must confirm it, then. This smells like money to 
me! I hope to one day be good friends with Mjéllmile, too. 


Despite the surroundings, however, Rimuru seems downcast 
to me. He must be worried about the little children. 


"Do you think so? I get the feeling he's searching for some- 
one..." 


"Someone? But who would Rimuru know among this 
bunch?" 


The only people Rimuru knows here are his coworkers at 
the school. Plus that Yuuki boy, and the man with the godly 
hands, master of all pastry creation, Yoshida. 


"No, that's not what I mean. Lord Rimuru seems to have 
an abnormal interest in elves, so I suspected that he was 
attempting to find some at this establishment, as he did in 
previous cases." 


"Elves? Like the ones at the bar in Dwargon?" 

"Yes, exactly, though it doesn't seem likely here." 

Ifrit was correct. It would be one thing if he had an arrange- 
ment to meet them here, but they would not just coinciden- 


tally be at this distant place today. 


Or so I thought, until the elf who performed the divinations 
at the dwarven kingdom showed her face moments later! 


"Shall we talk somewhere more private, little slime?" she 
asked, seeing right through him, despite the fact that he was 
in human form. She is extremely observant. 


Of course, one would expect that quality from an individual 
capable of the advanced magical arts of divination. 


The unnamed elf carried on a pleasant chat with Rimuru. It 
would seem that she can nearly read his mind, in fact. This is 
very impressive, as even I have found difficulty in skimming 
meaning from the surface level of Rimuru's thoughts. I wish 
that I could learn this art from her. 


Fortunately for me, Rimuru was thinking at this exact mo- 
ment that he wished he could scout her to work back in 
Tempest. 


Splendid. I am entirely behind the idea, and I hope it does 
come about. 


The chance meeting with the elf turned out to be a very fruit- 
ful one, indeed. Rimuru was mourning the fact that he had 
no clues to the location of the Dwelling of the Spirit Queen, 
but the elf was able to divine the answer for him. 


The only problem was something she said after that: "No one 
has ever gone to the Dwelling of the Spirits and returned to 
tell the tale." 


While she was deadly serious when giving this warning, it 
only confirmed something that I suspected. The Spirit Queen 
is merely another name for a being I already know. I've never 
interacted with her directly, but I've heard of her personal- 
ity —she is quite a mischievous one. 


I suppose I shall just have to wait to find out what happens 
when Rimuru finally meets her! 


@SPIRIT QUEEN @ 
On the day after Rimuru calmed down the frightened chil- 
dren with hot chocolate, the group arrived at the place in 


question. 


But back to that hot chocolate: I wish to add that it looked 


very delicious. I requested a cup to try for myself, but was 
denied. It is unfair. I will also add that I am in a very dejected 
mood at the moment. 

"Ah, something showed up!" 

"Oh, I nearly missed it. What is happening now?" I replied, 
setting aside the diary that I keep as a daily ritual, and glanc- 
ing outside. 


What I saw was a golem, an object animated by magic. It ap- 
pears to be attacking Rimuru and the children. 


"As a matter of fact, they've been talking to someone for a 
moment already. Apparently, this is a trial they must pass to 
learn the location of the higher elementals." 

"Ah. A trial, you say." 

"That seems to be it." 

So that clears that up. But it is a foolish negotiation to make 
with the likes of Rimuru. Ordinary circumstances aside, he 
is currently on edge trying to solve the children's quandary, 
and attempting to keep them safe in this dangerous place. 
What will a golem be able to do against... 

"Hell Flare, that looked like." 


"Its firepower is incredible..." 


"I do believe he mediated its power, but it would not do to 
anger him any further." 


The fight was over in an instant. Rimuru used Sticky Steel 
Thread to immobilize the golem, then dispatched it with Hell 
Flare. 


"Did you say Lord Rimuru was angry?" 


"Can't you tell? Rimuru is the type to get angrier about 
trouble for his companions than for his own affairs. He'll be 


furious after seeing the danger the children were just put in 
by that stunt." 


"T see." 


"It's all in moderation, you see. How far can you go before 
you anger him? Once you know the answer, he is not so 
frightening. We are quite lucky in that regard. We have the 
opportunity to observe him day-in and day-out, giving us 
the chance to accurately determine the answer!" 


"That will be very helpful." 

Indeed. I would agree with that. 

Whoever it is that is attempting to bargain with Rimuru 
probably learned their lesson by now. He furiously called 


them out into the open at last. 


"Okay, okay, okay, okay! I'm out here, I'm out here, much to 
my chagrin!" 


It was a fairy. In fact, it was exactly the person I expected it 
would be. 


"Ah, Queen Ramiris! It is so good to see her again. She looks 
the same as when I became Lord Cromwell's servant. That is 
a relief." 

"Aha. So Ramiris was the Spirit Queen after all." 

"Does that mean you are familiar with her, Master Veldora?" 
"lL remember her as 'Ramiris of the Labyrinth.’ I never met 
her in person, but I do recall that she was one of the Demon 
Lords." 

"Ah, by that name. Queen Ramiris is known by many names, 
in fact. Her appearance has changed at different times, so it is 


an element of confusion for many." 


That does seem to add up. 


The Ramiris here is a little pipsqueak, but the image from my 
memory is of a beautiful woman. They are so different that it 
is nearly impossible to reconcile, and one might be forgiven 
for not realizing they are the same person. 


But this is undoubtedly her. 


"Lam none other than the great Ten Demon Lords' most di- 
minutive member, Ramiris of the Labyrinth!" she said, which 
cleared that question up. "Now kneel before me!!" 


I must compliment her pluck in exhibiting such pride and 
arrogance in Rimuru's presence. But that actually seemed to 
have relaxed Rimuru's caution toward her. He doubts her 
insistence that she is a demon lord. 


"Even I remember that Ramiris was a demon lord." 


"It is absolutely true. Her powers were preserved; it was 
merely her aspect that shifted to the role." 


It is a very rare thing to happen, but there can be no quib- 
bling with the outcome. I have heard tale of the circum- 
stances, and it seems to me that she is fortunate that is all that 
happened to her. 


Treyni lamented that she'd been left behind, but even if she 
had been there, she would have been helpless. The trio of 
dryad sisters will be delighted to hear that Ramiris is alive 
and well. 


Rimuru is eyeing her with skepticism, but I cannot blame 
him. After all, Ramiris is nearly devoid of all of her power in 
this state. I believe that she must have undergone a number 
of reincarnations after her fall from grace. 


"I did not realize that the dryad named Treyni has been alive 
much longer than I have," murmured Ifrit. 


"D-don't be a fool!! You must never speak to a woman about 
her age!" 


"P-pardon me, Master!" 


"Be careful. It is only you and I here, but if we should emerge 
into the outside world and have cause to converse in this 
manner, be cautious at all times not to bring up dangerous 
topics such as this." 


"IT will mark these words upon my heart." 


That is good to hear. I've learned much in my time as well. 
Rimuru might be careless, but even I have bitter memories of 
my own. 


Ah yes, there was that day in my tempestuous youth. I called 
one of my elder sisters an old—no, I shall not repeat it here. 
Just the memory is summoning a wave of fear that—why did 
Isay "fear"? I feel no fear. Ahem. 


The point is, even I have my weak points. Everyone does. It is 
entirely normal. 


"Incidentally, I first met Treyni several millennia ago. After 
offering my protection for a while, I left her in charge of the 
forest she created to be my dwelling. The thing about dryads, 
however, is that they are tree-dwelling spirits, and spend 
their time sleeping. She might be thousands of years old, but 
her lifetime of actual activity is not nearly that long." 


"Ah, I see. So while you say they fell from grace, there is little 
fundamental change. When we are in the spiritual plane, we 
are essentially dormant the majority of the time." 


Well, there you have it. 


Few keep their wits about them for as long as I do continu- 
ously. That is the reality of things, and so counting their 
living years is rather pointless, as far as gauging them by the 
human lifespan. 


And therefore, it should be even easier to avoid the pointless 
question of a lady's age. 


That wraps up this little conversation. Now it is time to 
forget about the bitter memories of yore and return to what 
Rimuru is doing. 


Rimuru and Ramiris seem to have found common ground in 
the topic of Milim, surprisingly enough. 


He set up a picnic of snacks, which she is now devouring as 
though they belong to her. Oh, to enjoy sweets when one is 
that size...I find that jealousy threatens to consume me! 

If you please, could I have some— 


"Request denied. There is not enough leeway to produce it.” 


No fair! 
Rimuru's coldness makes me sad. 


"Suggestion. If an increase in progress is detected, the extra leeway 
to produce a taste re-creation may arise...” 


It shall be done! I will do whatever it takes. But I am already 
at the limit of the number of calculations I can perform in a 
second. Any more than this... 

“Announcement. Rather than a single consciousness, the use of 
multiple consctousnesses of identical capability may theoretically 
increase processing speed...” 

My word! I did not think of this. 

It is a good thing that Rimuru knows so much. And as luck 
would have it, I just recently acquired the ability to split my 


consciousness into multiple parts! 


"[ will do it. I will do anything. I will use parallel conscious- 
ness to up the speed of my processing!" 


"Um, Master Veldora, are you sure about this?!" 


"Am I sure? Of course I'm sure! Nothing is impossible for me. 
If I don't do this now, when will I ever?!" 


"It's a trick! Lord Rimuru is setting a clever trap for you!!" 


"Silence!! Rimuru would never lie to me! By working harder 


in here, I give Rimuru extra power. And by doing that, he 
will be able to send me a re-creation of sweet pastries and all 
their rich flavor information! How can I not try it?” 


"W-well, if you're sure..." 
I nodded firmly. 


"As long as you're fine with it, Master, I won't argue against 
it anymore." 


There! Now Ifrit is on my side, too. I shall have no regrets! 


I returned to the task of decoding with renewed fervor. 


@SALVATION OF THE SOUL® 
It did not work. 


Splitting my consciousness to perform parallel calculations 
turned out to be exhausting beyond measure. 


"Somehow, | did not foresee this being as difficult as it is." 


"Uh, I would think anyone should understand that. I mean, 
it's impossible." 


Is Ifrit saying that I'm just that incredible? It is an ironic 
response, but I do think that he is complimenting me under- 
neath. It must be that tsundere thing. 

"Heh heh heh. Save your compliments." 

"It wasn't a compliment..." 

Oh, don't be shy now. 

At any rate, I shall take a short break. 

The first step will be to accustom myself to two minds, and 


then I can work my way up to three, four, and more. It said 
that if maintain the same persona with each of them in 


tandem, my efficiency will be greater. 

Rimuru would not be incorrect about this, so I have been tak- 
ing care to keep the same capacity with each split conscious- 
ness. It is what made me so exhausted, but apparently if I 
take a break with just one side, there is no problem. 


"Wouldn't that mean that you were no longer able to slack off 
that way? Are you sure that's what you want?" 


"Huh?" 

Now that Ifrit mentions it... Maybe I've been tricked... 
“Announcement. Cookie taste re-creation successful.” 

Aaah!! Ten cookies suddenly appeared before my eyes. 

Ten! Not one or two measly specimens, but a full ten. 

Look how generous Rimuru is to me. There is no way that he 
would be tricking me. I left one of my consciousnesses work- 
ing while I enjoyed my cookies. 

Naturally, I shared one of them with [frit. 

Ahh, such sweetness! It is so very, very delicious!! As I ate my 
cookies, savoring their delicate flavor, I listened in on what 
Rimuru was talking about. He was in the midst of some new 
mad scheme... 

"Is this real?" 


"Tt is real." 


I cannot believe it. Summoning spirits and fusing them with 
the children! 


There is no point in asking if such a thing is possible. It is 
already happening as I watch. 


"Generating simulated higher water-qwind elemental... 
Successful.” 


I have never even heard of such an element before, but he 
made it work... 


Rimuru quickly and deftly fused the summoned spirit to 
Ryota Sekiguchi. I don't know whether to be aghast or im- 
pressed. Even [frit cannot keep his mouth shut. 


"Lord Rimuru is amazing." 


"This is beyond what the word ‘amazing’ can describe," I 
replied, rattled. 


But just when I thought nothing could shock me—a source of 
energy that rivals my own!! 


What the girl named Chloe called forth was no spirit, but 
something indefinable from a dimension beyond the spirit 
realm. Ramiris tried to stop it from happening, but she was 
no match for it. The being made its home within Chloe in 
moments. 


But I was more curious about the kiss that she gave him. In 
fact... 


"I feel as though I recognized her," I said. 
"You know that being?" 
"T cannot remember, but she felt familiar." 


What a strange thing. I have no memory or knowledge of 
such a being. And yet...what is this sensation I feel? 


I suppose the answer will not be forthcoming. 


Chloe emerged unscathed, and that settled the matter of the 
children's survival for good. Now is the time to celebrate! 
Rimuru seems to feel the same way, so we concluded the pro- 
cess with no more mention of the strange event at its close. 
Incidentally, Rimuru fulfilled a promise to Ramiris and fash- 
ioned her a new golem. 


".,.Come forth, Greater Demon..." 


He did not just give her a simple golem, but fashioned his 
own precision body and attached a greater demon to it. This, 
too, is simply preposterous. 


Ramiris's golem was known as the Elemental Colossus and 
was quite an excellent specimen...but the Arch-Golem he just 
created is far beyond that. For one thing, he once again stole 
my magical energy to give her golem the name of Beretta. 


Tam used to this by now, but I do wish that he would pace 
himself. 


Now, as for the problem... 


"It does occur to me that if Lord Rimuru was able to summon 
demons, could he not have infused the children with demons 
instead of elemental spirits?" Ifrit wondered. 


In fact, it was such a sharp observation, I had no answer. I 
hadn't considered it myself, but I suppose that in terms of 
sheer possibility, he could have done it... 


A greater demon is a lower creature, and in terms of magi- 
cal energy only, it is far inferior to a higher elemental. But 
demons are clever in their use of magicules, and if an au- 
tonomous individual with a firm mind of its own was sum- 
moned, I think it highly possible that it could have stopped 
the children's bodies from going out of control. 


"Negative. An autonomous demon is pure malice and would likely 
wreak evil on the children. Therefore, the idea was considered off- 
limits.” 


Ah. So Rimuru had been aware of it, then. And that answer 
certainly makes sense! 


Yes, asummoned demon would obey Rimuru's orders. But 
it might be difficult to get one to obey a child. The problem 
with demons is that they will obey, but only to a point. It 
might teach the child wicked tricks, and lead them down the 
path to temptation. 


A Demon Lord like Ramiris is one thing, but a young child 


does not have a fully formed moral compass. They might 
take a demon at its word, and be led astray into great disas- 
ter. 


So Rimuru decided not to attempt summoning demons to 
attach to the children. 


"And that is why, Ifrit. Sometimes I cannot believe the shal- 
low limits of your intelligence. Learn to use your mind! 
Think beneath the surface, as Rimuru and I do!" 

Tam glad that I did not agree with his idea out loud when he 
brought it up. If [had, then Rimuru might have been disap- 
pointed with me. The lesson is, it is dangerous to leap to 
agreeing with simple opinions and statements. 


With that in mind, I decided to change the topic. 


"More importantly, Ifrit, that golem body that Rimuru cre- 
ated was a splendid one indeed." 


"Uh...yes." 


"When I am brought back, I will ask Rimuru to make one for 
you, too!" 


"Oh! That would be wonderful!!" 
"Just leave it all to me. Kwaaaa ha ha ha!!" 


I laughed long and loud, to cover up the fact that I had nearly 
just made a fool of myself. 


To be reincarnated in Volume 12! 





THAT TIME MY 
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STARTING, 
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AT 
THE VOICE THE LAST 
RECORDING NOVEMBER 
FOR AN OF THE 
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OF THE ERA... 
THAT TIME 


I GOT 
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WHO WAS 
PLAYING 
MY ROLE, 
WAS 
ALREADY 
PERFECTLY 
ME. 














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A BLEND OF 
CUTENESS 
AND RELIABLE 
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EVERYONE 

FROM 
TEMPEST 

IS ON 

RANGA'S BREAK 
THE ONLY DURING 
MAIN CAST THE EN- 
MEMBER GRASSIA 

WITH ME. PART. 


I DION'T 
KNOW 
HUMANS 
COULD 
MAKE 
THOSE 
SOUNDS 


MONIToR 


WHAT? 
I'M NOT 
IN THIS 
EPISODE 
Z 


KOBAYASHI- 
SANS RANGA 
HAS SUCH A 
DEEP BAG OF 
TRICKS TO 
PULL FROM. 








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IMPRESSED 
AT THE 
PROFES- 
S/IONALISM 
OF THE 
VOICE 





ACTORS. 


Chloe’s Actor 
Azusa Tadokoro 


THERE 
CAPABLE 
OF 
GIVING YOU 
OIFFERENT 
LOOKS 
FOR THE 
SAME 
SCENES. 


THIS 
PART JUST 
HAPPENED 

IN THE 
MANGA, 
TOO. 





BUT IT WAS 
HEARING CUTE 
/T ACTED READING 

OUT IT IN THE 

LOUD NOVELS, 

WAS TOO... 
ALMOST 

TOO 
MUCH. 









































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From Sho Okagiri-sensei, 
oF A Travel Guide to the 
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(ONGRITULATIONS, 
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Fuzzy inside. 











From Tae Tono-sensei, 
oF Another Story: Trinity 
in the Monster Kingdom 


To commemorate the airing of each episode of the Reincarnated as a Slime anime, the 
Shonen Sirius official Twitter account (@shonen_sirius) made a series of promotional 
tweets. Here are the various congratulatory illustrations from other artists in the Sirius 
magazine, uploaded between December 3rd, 2018, and January 7th, 2019! 








Konori Minosaki-sensei (@minosaki_konori) 


Artist of Cursed by Akinashi-san?! in Palcy 





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Akira Tousaka-sensei (@tousakaaaa) 


Artist of The Handbook of Modern Witch-Hunting in Magazine Pocket 
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Artist of Old Testament Marchen in Monthly Shonen Sirius 





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Artist of That baie I na Reincarnated Again as a Wage ian Monthly 
and Nico Nico Seiga's Wednesday Siriu 





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Mahito Aobe-—sensei (@aobmht) 


Artist of Akushitsu no Morpho in Palcy 





“Fate of the Backetagers .. 


OS 


WE 
MISSED 
THE 
COVER IN 
VOLUME 
10... 


SHOULD'VE 
BEEN 
ON THE 
COVER OF 
VOLUME 
1! 


BASICALLY, 
so WHOEVER 
THE BEST STEALS THE 
OPPOR- SPOTLIGHT IN 
TUNITY IS THAT BOOK 
USUALLY TENDS TO 
THE FIRST GET PICKED 


VOLUME FOR THE 
YOU SHOW COVER. 


NG UP IN. A 


THE 
SHOCKING 
TRUTH 
PUTS HIM 
BETWEEN 
A ROCK 
AND A 
HARD 
PLACE. 


SO SINCE I 
MISSED THE 
FIRST VOLUME 
IWAS IN, TLL 
NEVER GET THE 
CHANCE UNLESS 
I REALLY MAKE 
MY MARK... 


YOU'VE 
STILL 
GOT A 
CHANCE! 


~*~ 











TARNSL ATI 
UTES 


An oblique rePerence to Coach Anzai From 
the basketball manga/anime Slam Dunk. The 
main character Sakuragi often enjoys pad- 
dling the portly coach's soft under-chin 
Plesh because of the way it hangs down. 


A classic Japanese Fairy tale about a boy 
born From a giant peach. Momotaro was Found 
by an elderly couple who gave him millet 
dumplings to take on his quest to vanquish a 
band of oni [Japanese ogres). He recruits a 
dog, pheasant, and monkey by Feeding them 
the dumplings, and his little army goes to the 
oni island [Onigashima) and dePeats the evil 
oni. As the ogres/kijin Prom this manga are 
largely themed after oni, Rimuru has a hard 
time imagining his humble hero actually win- 
ning the battle. 









Witck(Hat 
Atelier 


A magical manga 
adventure for 
fans of Disney 
and Studio 
Ghibli! 





The magical adventure that took 
Japan by storm is finally here, 
from acclaimed DC and Marvel 
cover artist Kamome Shirahama! 


In a world where everyone takes wonders like magic spells 
and dragons for granted, Coco isa girl with a simple dream: 
She wants to be a witch. But everybody knows magicians 
are born, not made, and Coco was not born with a gift for 
magic. Resigned to her un-magical life, Coco is about to 
give up on her dream to become a witch...until the day 
she meets Qifrey, a mysterious, traveling magician. After 
secretly seeing Qifrey perform magic in a way she’s never 
seen before, Coco soon learns what everybody “knows” 
might not be the truth, and discovers that her magical 
dream may not be as far away as it may seem... 





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MITSU IZUMI'S 
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BRINGS A FANTASTICAL 
LITERARY ADVENTURE 
TO LUSH, 
THRILLING LIFE! 


Young Theo adores books, but the 
prejudice and hatred of his village 
keeps them ever out of his reach. 
Then one day, he chances to meet 
Sedona, a traveling librarian who 
works for the great library of 
Aftzaak, City of Books, a 


his life changes forever... 





The award-winning manga about what 
happens inside you! 







“Far more entertaining than it ought to be... what 


cS 
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Sy 
j\, Sneeze a torpedo shoots out their nose?” 
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The world is a dangerous place for 
ared blood cell just trying to get her 
deliveries finished. Fortunately, 
she’s not alone...she’s got a 
whole human body’s worth of 
cells ready to help out! The 
mysterious white blood 

\ Cells, the buff and brash 

\ killer T cells, even the 
cute little platelets— 
everyone’s got to 
come together if 
they want to keep you 
healthy! 


\ 









© Akane Shimizu/Kodansha Ltd. All rights reserved. By Akane Shimizu 





By Kazuhiro Fujita 
Deep in Scotland Yard in London sits an evidence room dedicated to the greatest 
mysteries of British history. In this “Black Museum” sits a misshapen hunk of 
lead—two bullets fused together—the key to a wartime encounter between Florence 
Nightingale, the mother of modern nursing, and a supernatural Man in Grey. This 
story is unknown to most scholars of history, but a special guest of the museum will 
tell the tale of The Ghost and the Lady... 


Praise for Kazuhiro Fujita’s Ushio and Tora 
“A charming revival that combines a classic look with modern depth and pacing... Essential viewing 
both for curmudgeons and new fans alike.” — Anime News Network 
“GREAT! The first episode of Ushio and Tora captures the essence of '90s anime.” — IGN 
© Kazuhiro Fujita/Kodansha Ltd. All rights reserved. 


“WAPRPENESS. 


By Shuzo Oshimi 


From the creator of The Flowers of Evil 
Nothing interesting is happening in Makoto Ozaki’s first year of high 
school. His life is a series of quiet humiliations: low-grade bullies, unreliable 
friends, and the constant frustration of his adolescent lust. But one night, 
a pale, thin girl knocks him to the ground in an alley and offers him a 
choice. Now everything is different. Daylight is searingly bright. Food 
tastes awful. And worse than anything is the terrible, consuming thirst... 





Praise for Shuzo Oshimi’s The Flowers of Evil 


“A shockingly readable story that vividly—one might even say queasily—evokes the fear 
and contusion of discovering one’s own sexuality. Recommended.” —The Manga Critic 


“A page-turning tale of sordid middle school blackmail.” —Otaku USA Magazine 


\ % 
“A stunning new horror manga.” —Third Eye Comics 





Japan’‘s most 
powerful spirit 
medium delves 
into the ghost 

world’s greatest 
mysteries! 





Story by Kyo 
Shirodaira, famed 
author of mystery 

fiction and creator of 
Spiral, Blast of Tempest, 
and The Record of a 
Fallen Vampire. 











Both touched by spirits called ydkai, 
Kotoko and Kur6é have gained unique 
superhuman powers. But to gain her 
powers Kotoko has given up an eye 
and a leg, and Kurd’s personal 
life is in shambles. So 
when Kotoko suggests 
| they team up to deal 
2 with renegades from 
the spirit world, Kuré 
doesn’t have many other 
choices, but Kotoko might just 
have a few ulterior motives... 


SIASCINS 


story BY KYO SHIRODAIRA 
ART BY CHASHIBA KATASE 


© Kyo Shirodaira/Kodansha Ltd. All rights reserved. 





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That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime 11 


KODANSHA COMICS Digital Edition 


That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime volume 11 copyright © 2019 Fuse / 
Taiki Kawakami 
English translation copyright © 2019 Fuse / Taiki Kawakami 


All rights reserved. 


First published in Japan in 2019 by Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo. 
Electronic Publishing rights for this English edition arranged through 
Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo. 


No portion of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by 


any means without written permission from the copyright holders. 


English digital edition published by KodanshaAdvanced Media, LLC, San 
Francisco. 


www.kodanshacomics.com 


ISBN: 9781646590797 
Digital Edition: 1.0.0 


Translation: Stephen Paul 

Lettering: Evan Hayden 

Editing: Ajani Oloye 

Kodansha Comics edition cover design: Phil Balsman 


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DEMON LORD 
WHOSE 
TITLE IS 
CHILD RAMIRIS INHERITED. 
Inherits the mother's 
mind and memories, 
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she grows up. 




















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SPIRITS. 


































































































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WE 
DECIDED 
TO HAVE 
GAIL 
MAKE 
CONTACT 
WITH THE 
SAIRITS 
FIRST, AS 
HE'S THE 
OLDEST. 































































































































































































































































































































































YOU'LL 
IF ANY- BE 
THING FINE. 

HAPPENS, 

I'LL JUST 


SAVE 
YOU. 


DO 
SPIRITS 
APPEAR 

IF YOU 
JUST 








PRAY TO 
THEM? 










































HAS ANY 
HUMAN EVER 
SUCCESS- 
FULLY 
SUMMONED 
A HIGHER 
ELEMENTAL 
HEREP 














THAT'S 
NOT THE 
KIND OF 
FACE I'D 

ASSOCIATE 








HE SAID 
HE WANTED WELL, YOU 
TO KNOW YA MADE ME 
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TO SUMMON BER 
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SO HE'D Yee eeOM ANE a“ pee 


COME HERE 
TO CALL A : ere. 
WISE AND / 
POWERFUL 

LIGHT 
ELEMENTAL. 





SPIRIT ONLY 
RESPONDS 
TO A CALL 
FROM ONE 
WITH THE 
QUALITY OF 
A HERO. 


THAT HE 
WAS A 
HERO. 


WELL, WAS A 
THAT'S SUC- 
GREAT. CESS 

Pp 


THE BOY 
RECEIVED 
THE PRO- 
TECTION 
OF THE 
SACRED 
SPIRITP 





I SEE 

A FEW 

EARTH 
SPIRITS 


BUT 
THEY'RE ALL 
LOWER 
ELEMENTALS 
WITHOUT 
WILLS 
OF THEIR 
OWN. 


IT 
DOESN'T 
SEEM 
LIKE A 
HIGHER 
ELEMEN- 
TAL... 


KEEP 
PRAYING, 
GAIL. 





116 









SIMULATED 






















HIGHER 
LOWER 
COMPLETE. Srisian” 
FUSION 
THROUGH 
UNIQUE 
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GENERATING speceNERATE" 


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SAGE 
PULLED 
THROUGH. 





LET'S 
SEE WHAT 
HAPPENS 
THIS: TIME. 





ITWAS A 
GAMBLE 
AS TO 
WHETHER 
I COULD 
CREATE A 
S/MULATED 
HIGHER 
ELEMENTAL 
OR NOT... 





BECAUSE 
I'M 
SCARED 
OF THE 
FLOATING 
PATH. 














I’M 

° GLAD THE 

PROCESS 

WORKED 
OUT. 








wIhsS 
THANKS 
TO 
SHIZU'S 
“DEGEN- 
ERATE” 
SKILL. 





ALICE 
'S THE 
SECOND. 

















WHOP YOU 

MEAN THE 

HERO WHO 

SUMMONED 

THE LIGHT 

ELEMENTAL 
> 


HE'S A 
HERO, 
BUT HE 
BECAME 
A 
DEMON 


LORD 
a 


YOU'RE 
REALLY 
PLAYING 
WITH FIRE 


I WENT 
THROUGH 
ALL THE 
TROUBLE 
OF GIFTING 
HIM THE 
PROTECTION 
OF THE 
SACRED 
SPIRIT TO 
GET HIM 
RATIFIED 
ASA 
HERO... 


ON TOP OF 
THAT, HE 
CLAIMED 


SO HE 
THAT HE 
STOLE MY DIG 


HIGHER FIRE 
GET ANY 
ELEMENTAL PROMISING 


JUST TO INFO FROM 
MESS WITH THE DEAL... 





ARE YOU } 
FRIENDS 






so IS 

THE GUY 
YOU'RE 

TALKING 





q., I 


DON'T 
KNOW. 
MAYBE WHY DID 
HE WAS THE HERO 
COR- BECOME 
RUPTED, A DEMON 
he TOO. ? a| LorpP 


MY EX- 
AMPLE! 








so 
RAMIRIS 



























THAT'S 
DEF/- 












DOESN'T MTELY 
REALLY NOT Lo 
KNOW IT. 

WHY, 



















































EITHER. 








122 










LIKE 
WITH GAIL, 
'T WAS 
YUST LOWER 
ELEMENTALS 
WITHOUT A 
MIND OF 
THEIR OWN. 













YOU ALL 














RIGHT, 
ALICEP 
IF YOU'RE 
SCARED, 
I CAN GET 
D- OUT YOUR 
DON'T STUFFED 
TREAT TEDDY 
ME BEAR. 
LIKE A 


CHILDS 


123 
















YOU'RE 
ALL 
RIGHT 
Now. 


REPORT: 
GENERATING 
SIMULATED 
HIGHER AIR 
ELEMENTAL... 
SUCCESSFUL. 











































































































THE 
INSTANT 
THAT 
KENYA 
BEGAN 
TO PRAY, 
HOWEVER 














TO 
MEET 
YOU! 
I'MA 

SPIRIT 

OF 

LIGHT! 


HERE'S 
SOME- 
THING, 
ALL 
RIGHT 


RAMIRIS 
WAS 
JUST 
TALKING 
ABOUT 
A LIGHT 
ELEMEN- 
TAL... 


UPPER 
ELE- 
MENTAL 
THAT 
CERTAINLY 
HAS A 
MIND 
OF ITS 
OWN. 








TENTIAL 
QUALITY 
OFA 
HERO. 













YOU KNOW 
THIS ONE... 
DOES THAT 
MEAN THIS 
IS THE 
SAME SPIRIT 
THAT LEON 
SUMMONED 
Fo 





















I'M THAT'S 
THE SAME tcAme — RIGHT. 
SPIRIT OF HERE TO 

LIGHT, ANSWER 

BUT A KEN'S 
COMPLETELY CALL. 
DIFFERENT 






BEING. 





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I WAS DONT... 
HOPING KNOW 


YOU WOULD WHAT THAT 
LEND YouR {ZA I") w\\- AesheS 
STRENGTH 


1, (Ak BUT THE 
TO SAVING AK 
THIS Boy. K } POINT /S, 
| rel KENYA HAS 
THE QUALITY 
OF A HERO, 
TOO. 


AFTER ALL, 


TAKE —.” s YOU NEVER 
CARE ae KNOW IF KEN 
OF HIM MIGHT TURN 


UNTIL HE OUT TO BE 
GROWS enor 








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FINOS 
OUTIM A 
MONSTER, 

WILL HE 
COME AND 

TRY TO 

VAN@U/SH 
ME? 


RYOTA 
/S 
FOURTH 
IN LINE. 





LIKE WITH 
GAIL ANDO 
ALICE, 
NOTHING 
HAPPENED 
AT FIRST. 





GENERATING 


reevors » SIMULATED 
oe HIGHER 


SEKIGUCHI. , 
ith WATER-WIND 
ELEMENTAL... 
SUCCESSFUL. 























YOU 
DON'T CHLOE’S 


HAVE TO THE 
WORRY. LAST 
IT'LL BE 
fee FINE. 
OVER 

YEAH! IN AN 
IT JUST INSTANT. 
Pops 

INTO 

YOUR 

HEAD, 

AND 
YOU'RE 

DONE! 























ARE YOU 
TIRED, 









YOU'RE 
VERY 
LIGHT. 


TEACHER, 
UM, I... 


r= I a 


GUESS 
GIRLS 
JUST 

HAVE A 

FASC/- 

NATION 
WITH 

THIS 

HOLD. 


GOT TO 
STAY ALERT 
UNTIL I'VE 
MADE SURE 
CHLOE’S 
MAGICULES 
ARE STABLE. 





HERE T AM, 4 
CARRYING | 
ANOTHER 
ONE LIKE 

A PRINCE 
WOULD HIS 
PRINCESS. 











THE 
FUS/ON 
CONSUMES 
ALOT 
MORE 
OF My 
MAGICAL 
ENERGY 
THAN I 
REALIZED. 















/F ONLY 
YOU'D 
SAY THAT 
TEN YEARS 
FROM NOW... | 


IN FACT, 
I WISH 
I’ HEARD 
THAT IN MY 
PAST LIFE. 










gentleman. 






NOTHING. 
AT ALL. 


CANT LET 
DOWN My 
GUARD 
UNTIL IVE 
STABILIZED 
CHLOE... 






































= eC YA / I'S 

= SX NOT AT 

AlL LIKE 
THE 


OTHERS 
ue 






















IT 15 A 
SPIRITUAL 
BODY LIKE 
THE HIGHER 

ELEMENTALS, 

BUT ITS 

EXISTENTIAL 

POWER 15 

GREATER. 





JVGZE 


SO WE 

CALLED FOR 

A SPIRIT, 

AND GOT 
SOMETHING 
~~ DIFFERENT, 
. BUT SIMILAR 

—) 












RAMIRIS! 
WHAT IS 
THI... 


IO 

























































tf 
vi 
i 


Ze 
WW 


\ 





THAT OVER- 
WHELMING 
PRESENCE IS 
COMPLETELY 


GONE, LIKE /T 
WAS NEVER 
HERE... 





























THOUGH 
IT CAN'T 
IMAGINE 
WHY IT 
SHOWED 
UP IN 
THIS TIME 
PERIOD 


ARRRGHS 
I CAN JUST 
TELL THAT 
/T'S GOING 
7O CAUSE 
SOME KIND 
OF INTERFER- 
ENCE IN THE 
PRESENT THAT 
LEADS TO 
DISASTER 
IN THE 
FUTURE... 


I THINK 
THAT IT 
CAME 
FROM 
THE 
FUTURE. 


I FELT A 
SHIFT IN 
THE TIME 


AXIS 
WITHIN 
THAT 
BEING. 


PERHAPS 
FINDING 
A PLACE 
WITHIN THE 
GIRL FUL- 
FILLED ITS 
PURPOSE 
FOR 
COMING. 





140 


ESPECIALLY 

WHEN EVEN 
YOU DON'T 
UNDER- 
STAND IT 


"OH, 
YEAH" 
po you "TT? 
kKNow 7** 
WHAT 
KIND OF 
DISASTER 
THIS 
COULD 


SPELLP/ 


ENOUGH TO 
EXPLAIN IT. 


BESIDES, 
I WANT TO 
CELEBRATE 

THAT CHLOE 

MADE IT 
THROUGH 
ALL RIGHT, 

TOO. 


THAT 

MIGHT YOU'RE 
NOT HAVE ~~ we RIGHT... 

BEEN A AS NEED TO HER 

SPIRIT, a - § WORRY MAGI- 

BUT IT a | : = é ABOUT CULES 

SEEMS a ! : ; HER ARE 

LIKE IT / : va es STABLE. 
‘Gor ASL ING. 








YOU. WE 
COULDN'T 
HAVE 
DONE THIS 
WITHOUT 
THE SPIRIT 
QUEEN'S 
GENEROS- 
ITY. 


TEACHER! 
Clo; 













BESIDES, 
IT WAS 
NOTHING! 








oe 
Bee Gi 






MAYBE THE 
WORLD /S 
ALREADY 

IN THE 
MIDST OF 
DISASTER, 

IF THIS 

/S WHAT 

CONSTITUTES 
A DEMON 

LORD. 


















BUT 
THERE'S 
NO USE 
THINKING 
ABOUT A 
FUTURE 

THAT'S NOT 
SET IN 
STONE. 








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LYING 
/FI 
SA/O I 


WORRIED. 


SAVOR 
THE FACT 
THAT I 
WAS ABLE 
TO SAVE 
THESE 
KIDS WHO 
SH/ZU 
CARED 
ABOUT SO 
MUCH. 








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146 


THIS 
WILL BE 
YOUR 
PHYSI- 
CAL 
VESSEL. 


WELL, 
'T WAS 
so HARD 
I’M GLAD WORK 
IT MEETS BUILDING 
WITH 
APPROVAL. 


SHE'S I WANT 
NOT YOU TO BE 
MUCH, THIS LITTLE 
BUT FAIRY'S 
SHE IS A PROTECTOR. 
DEMON 
LORD. 


THE 
PERIOD 
As your  '!S ONE 
PAYMENT, HUNDRED 
YOU WILL YEARS. 





WHEN THE 
PERIOD 
OF THE 

CONTRACT 

IS UP, 

YOU MAY 

CONTINUE 
TO USE 

THE BODY, 
IF YOU 
DESIRE. 











wl GIVE 

YOU THE 

NAME OF 
"BERETTA." 





T AM... 
THE ARCH 
GOLEM, 
BERETTA. 





a 
EXIST 
TO 


CARRY 
OUT 
YOUR 
ORDERS. 


JUST... 
TRY TO 
PROJECT 
SOME 
OIGNIT™. 


149 


THE 
PROTEC- 
TOR OF 
QUEEN 
RAMIRIS. 


UH... 
YEAH! 
SOUNDS 
Goop! 


YOU 
DO 
THAT 
/ 









THE 
NAMING WAS 
REALLY SCAR” 
CARVED 








































OUT A 

TON 
I'S BEEN OF Wa 
NEARLY } MAGICAL 
ENERGY. 


| AS LONG 
SINCEI ff 

DID ANY 

NAMING. 














I 
WONDER 
HOW 
THEW RE 
ALL 
DOING 


AS 
SOON 
AST 
CLEARED 
UP THE 
TO FEEL PROBLEM 
NOSTALGIC OF SHIZU'S 
FOR My LAST 
HOME REMAINING 
(IN THIS WISH... 


WORLD) 

ANDO ALL 
OF My 

FRIENDS 
THERE. 





Reincarnate 
in Volume 13° 


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