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crenTeo ay FUSE 
manca By) TAIKI| KAWAKAMI 
cuanacTer oesicns ay MITZ\VAH 





CHAT TE GOV REINERANATED) AS 





Author : FUSE 
artist: FAIR] RAIWARAMI| 
Cheracter design: MT. AH 


SE BAS 4 Vas 
¢ 
i Nae Aes 
4 9) ” 
NS 
EG 


VELOORA § 
TEMPEST 


(Storm 
Dragon 
Veldora) 


sd 


me 
iS 


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


RIMURL TEMPES 


(Satoru Mikami) 


ARMORED NATION 
OF DWARGON 


SN 


KINGDOM ~~, 
OF FALMUTH 


KINGDOM OF , 
ENGRASSIA ’ aw, ae, 


/ ~ KINGDOM 
OF BLUMUND 
























































SEALED CAVE 


TEMPEST, 


WESTERN CAND OF MONSTERS 


~ 


SORCEROUS kf ANIMAL 
DYNASTYOF. »_KINGDOM(OF 
~) STHALION STEVIE 


PLOT SURKARY 


In Rimuru's absence, two barriers were erected over Tempest. 
One shuts ofF contact with the outside world by nulliPying 
magic, and the other weakens all monsters. That delays Rimuru's 
return, and he arrives to Find the town badly damaged. The 
worsk tragedy, however, is the death of Shion and innocent 
residents. But when Eren claims to Know a Fairy tale about 
resurrecting the dead, Rimuru decides that he must evolve 
into a Demon Lord to save his companions. ¥F 














, os 7 — 
Tycanthrope\Warrior, of Eurazania: 
aes 





CONTENTS 


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er O05 


CHAPTER effi Hegiddc 
| r 055 | 


CHAPTER tis Merciless 
| » 099 | 


CHRPTER lp 1% Horstippiea denon |g 
[ra | 


e131 


bi , +, 
», 2) BUMS SHORT STORY 


| » 1? | 


WORRIED 
THAT I 


FURTHEST 
THING 
FROM MY 
MIND. 


I MAY HAVE 
EVOLVED I 
FROM AN HAVE NO 


OGRE INTO MEMORY 
A KIJIN, OF MY 
BUT I'VE PREVIOUS 
NEVER HAD ANY LIFE. 
EXPERIENCE 
BEING PART OF 
A RACE NOT 
DRIVEN BY 
COMBAT. 


I'VE NEVER 
HESITATED TO 
DISPATCH AN 

OPPONENT, 
WHETHER TO 

PROTECT 

MYSELF OR 
MY COMRADES, 

OR TO SEEK 
VENGEANCE. 


we WHAT 


DID YOU 
WANT 
TO TALK 
ABOUT 
BEFORE 
GOING 
INTO 
BATTLE 





IN THE EARLY 
DAYS OF 
THE TOWN, 
YOU ORDERED 
US NOT TO 
KILL EVEN THE 
MARAUDERS 
WHO CAME 
TO PILLAGE 


ie. DIFFERENT, 


LORD RI- 
MURU. 


WHAT 
IAM 
WORRIED 


OF NEARLY 
TWENTY 
THOUSAND 








WILL LEAVE 
INDELIBLE 
SCARS UPON 
YOUR HEART. 




















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































NECES- 
SARILY 
«BUT I WRONG... 


NEED TO 
SETTLE 
THIS ONE 
MYSELF. 


he 


yyge 


OL, 


AND 
THAT'S 


TO 
WHY I 
ASK NEED... 


THIS OF 
YOU, 
BENI- 
MARU. 




















cunpren @) Ditterence in Class 










ONCE 







EVERY- 
wilF I'VE THING 
TURNED IS 

INTO A OVER... 






MONSTER 
WITHOUT 
ANY 
SENSE OF 
REASON... 









ino 
WANT YOU 
TO LEAD 
WHOEVER 
CAN STILL 
FIGHT AND 
ELIMINATE 
ME IMMEDI- 
ATELY. 













HEY, DON'T 
COMPLAIN. 
YOU'RE THE 
ONLY ONE 
I CAN ASK 
TO DO THIS. 
























































LIKE A 
SPECIAL 
PASS- 
WORD? 
WHAT 
SHOULD 
IT BEP 


ee 


peso 





REE, 


I CAN 
SEE I'VE 
DRAWN 
THE 
SHORT 
STICK 
THIS 
TIME. 








SEL 
ASK YOU A 
QUESTION 
MEANT TO 
ASCERTAIN 

IF YOUR 
SENSE OF 
REASON 
REMAINS. 


IN THAT 
CASE, 
AFTER 
YOU'VE 

FINISHED 

THE 

RITUAL TO 
BECOME 
A DEMON 

LORD... 





















































I 
SHOULD 
FOCUS 
ON WHAT 
I MUST 
DO NOW. 


NO USE 
WASTING 
TIME 
THINKING 
ABOUT THE 
FUTURE. 





WELL 
I TRUST THEN... 
NOBODY 
IS PATHETIC 
ENOUGH TO 
ACTUALLY 
NEED HELPP 






































LOOK 
HOW 
CLEVER 
THE DAY AND 
OF MY CAPABLE 
PROMOTION IAM... 
IS SURELY 
CLOSE AT 
HAND. 


THE REASON 
MASTER 
GABIRU'S 
SISTER SOKA 
DOESN'T 
RESPECT HIM 
IS BECAUSE 
HE KEEPS 
SAYING 
THINGS LIKE 


autaemmarers 
SSS 


SS 


RSS 
Loz 


Qe 


S 


ESS 
SS 


DESIRE FOR 

HE GLORY AND 

IS THE PRESTIGE 

VERY IS MEANT 

MODEL TO ENSURE 

OF A THAT NONE 

GOOD OVERLOOK 

SUPERIOR US AGAIN. 
OFFICER. 


BUT I ALSO 
UNDERSTAND WHY 
PEOPLE WOULD BE 
MORE INFATUATED 
EXACTLY: WITH THE WAY 
} MASTER SOEi 
SILENTLY GOES 
ABOUT HIS 
BUSINESS 
WITHOUT 
BRAGGING. 











OUR 
LACK OF 
TION, 
MASTER 
SOEI. 


2 
© 
tv 
® 


MODERA- 





WERE NOT 
NEARLY AS 
POWERFUL 

AS WE 
EXPECTED. 








WE HAD WE 
COULD KNOWN 






IF WE 
ENCOUNTER 
THEM, 
/T COULD 
VERY WELL 
AFFECT 
OUR PLAN. 


IF LORD RIMURU 
IS CORRECT, 
AND THEY INTEND 
TO SILENCE THE 
ADVENTURERS 
AND MERCHANTS 
FROM BLUMUND, 
THEY WILL FOCUS 
THE BULK OF THEIR 
STRENGTH IN 
THE WEST. 


MORE THAN 
ENOUGH 
STRENGTH 
LEFT. 


Ss 
SSS] 





16 


NOT WITH 
THE LOOK 













GOBTA! 
GET 
| Ain EVERYONE 
. i “2 _e BUT THE 
Bee : on an Nal OTHER- 
WORLDERS! 


| REGROUP/ 
FILL THE 























iw Og ON 





THIS IS 
PERFECT. 






















» THAT HE 
IS SEVERELY 
PUNISHED. 


21 


AHH, 
SO THE 
OLD MAN 
SURVIVED, 
EHP 











SHOULD 
HAVE FLED 
WITH 
YOUR TAIL 
YOUR 
LEGS 


BUT YOU 
REALLY 


BETWEEN 








| INPUDENT 

| WHELP WHO 
THINKS 
HIMSELF 
ATOP THE 





THERE 
ARE FEW 
THINGS 
AS UN- 
PLEASANT 

















THAT'S 
HILARIOUS, 


COMING 


FROM 
SOMEONE 
WHO WAS 


HELPLESS 
AGAINST MY 


BLADE THE 





LAST TIME 












AA 
AN \ \\ ‘\ \ ‘ 









& OMA AALS 
one Weng 


































Y ia 
tf 


jd 


ren — 
ANY \ WO 
Wr rn 


AN 


high 





SS 


(Ny; 
Mh 


ih Wy hi 
dl halls ANS 








< 


SLASHES WITHOUT FORM... 


THESE ARE DUMMY SWORDS 
GENERATED BY A SKILL. 














HOW ARE 
YOU UN- 
YOU HARMED 
DION'T ed 
EVEN 


I'D 
LIKE TO 
SEE YOU 
AVOID... 





YOU 
COULDN'T 
SEE IT. 


| 


N, 


mr 















I MERELY 
REFLECTED 
YOUR 
BLADES 
BACK AT 




















COULDN'T 

HAVE DE- 

FLECTED 
THAT 


MANY 


PLUS... ! 








"HOW 

DID I 
INTERFERE 

WITH A 

SPATIAL- 

TYPE 
ATTACK," 
YOU 


WITH 
THIS EYE, 
OF 
COURSE. 


YOUR 
ATTACKS 
ARE INVISIBLE 


TO ORDINARY 
EYES. 





30 





























BUT 
I COULD 
ANTICIPATE 
THEIR 
AFTER COURSE, 
EXPERIENCING KNOWING 
THEM ONCE, THEIR TRUE 
I CAN ALSO NATURE. 
PREDICT HOW 
THEIR COURSE 
WILL CHANGE. 







ESPECIALLY 
IF THEY'RE 
OPERATED 
BY AN 
INFERIOR 
SWORDS- 
MAN... 








WHO 
CANNOT 
EVEN 
FOLLOW 
MY 
MOVE- 
MENTS. 













YOU 
SHOULD 
KNOW THAT 


IF YOU DO 
NOT SEEK 
PROMPT 
TREATMENT, 


YOUR 
BLOOD FLOW 
WILL STOP, 
AND YOU 
WILL SUFFER 
NECROSIS. 





WOUNDS 
SUFFERED 
FROM SPATIAL 
ATTACKS ARE 
RESISTANT TO 
HERBS AND 
HEALING 
MAGIC. 













THAT'S 
ENOUGH, 






—\\ 
Aw SSS 


ARR 














ee 


YOUR 
Bve> 







/y 


\ ny my 







W 





TO PERCEIVE 
EVERYTHING 


EVERYTHING = £ HAPPENING 
THE OLD RAISES MY 
MA iN DOES. 2 REACTION 


I HAVE 
“SEVERER,” 
AND‘\MIND GY A SKILL 
ACCELERATION" GZ DESIGNED 
THE ABILITY == 2 TO CUT 
TO SENSE BD, ANYTHING. 
THINGS AT 
300 TIMES 
SPEED. 





THESE 

UTILIZED ‘ THREE 
TOTHE §=& : Z «SKULLS... 
FULLEST... MI Z ' \ 
Nn 


SURPASS 
EVEN THE 
GREAT 
HINATA 
SAKA- 
GUCHI!! 


YJ ‘i 
eH 
a 





WHAT?’ 





AVOIDED 
THE FATAL 
SPOTS, 
sO YOU 
COULD 
ENJOY 
WATCHING 
THEM 
SUFFER. 


KILLED 
THE 
RESI- 
DENTS 


od 












I WILL 





XY] 


S ee TELL 
You 
ONE 
R LAST 
JN THING 
N MY 
AN \ "HEAVENGAZE” PEFORE 
4 IS FAR MORE = 
| POWERFUL... 


~ 


es 
ear Kier 





1; 


-_ 


\ 









YOU 
WITHIN YOUR 
CAN TASTE ELONGATED 


ie SENSATION 
R OF TIME... 


OF YOUR 
ACTIONS 
BEFORE 
YOUR 
DEATH. 























AREN'T YOU 
ASHAMED OF 
YOURSELF, 
COVERED IN 
FULL ARMOR 
LIKE THAT?! 

















IF 
YOU'RE A 
REAL MAN, 
YOU SHOULD 
FIGHT WITH 
YOUR BARE 
FISTS!! 



































BUT LIKE AN 

IS HE ADULT, 
ACTUALLY TO MY 
A CHILO EYE... SS 
\ 
Af 




















THE ONLY 
WAY TO 
RESPECT 
YOUR 
OPPONENT 
IS TO USE 
EVERY TOOL 
AT YOUR 
DISPOSAL. 





38 


ya Uy 
24 
a ty 
! Wh 


', 





BLOCKING 


MY NEXT L< YOU LIKE 
ee, é THAT?P/ 


ATTACK 
WITHOUT 
YOUR 
SHIELD! 


CVS‘ 


SO THIS WAS 
THE TRUE AIM 
BEHIND THAT 
CONCENTRATED 
RAIN OF 
ATTACKS... 





41 











FIGHTING 
DIRTYP 
DION'T 
I JUST 

TELL 


\ 





ALL'S FAIR 
IN WAR. 
I WILL NOT 
COMPLAIN, 
NO MATTER 
HOW MANY 
DIRTY, 
UNDER- 
HANDED 
TRICKS YOU 
ATTEMPT 
ON ME. 





























DIAMOND 
BODY 




















BoDy 
STRENGTHEN- 





yo 
i 


We 


\SASS 


\\ Le ! WCQ 


DESTROY 
A SHIELD 
FASHIONED 
FROM A 
SCALE OF 
CHARYBDIS? 


SS 
SS 
SY 
x 


BLOW WAS 
ENOUGH TO 


Sys 
=>, 
Ty 
oS 
mK 









\ 


= 
J, 










N 
“jpn ke 






Nt 





YARRA? AO 


Nj 




















GP. 


> y, 








ZZ, Ohige i i —~ 
off Uff Pik 


. 























\ 


fi 


{ 


ia 











FRIENDP 
HE IS 
RIGHT 
HERE. 





THE 
TOUGHNESS 
OF YOUR 
PHYSICAL 
FORM IS 
IMPRESSIVE. 










































































































































































AREN'T 
YOU 
FINISHED 
YET, 


DAMMIT! 
WHAT 
THE 
HELL IS 
KYOYA 

























































































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\y ZY 

=i hy on, 2 

\ CRAP! = 
Wl OH CRAP, 
| oe OH CRAP, 
P% i | —— one 

= isms 







































LISTEN, 
KIRARA, 
I’M 
SORRY 
ABOUT 
THIS. 

















51 


SKILL 
ACQUISITION 
CONFIRMED. 


UNIQUE 
SKILL 
"SURVIVOR" 
ACQUIRED. 






























































1) NaNAy | 
so | he | 
YOU'D | er | 
SINK = 
THIS 
LOW... K = {— 
| : 
X \ 











BELIEVE 
I HAVE 
OVERES- 
TIMATED 
YOU. 


YOU 
ARE NO 
WARRIOR. 


SHUT UP, 
YOU MAG- 
GOTS. 


CHEAP 
SHIT LIKE 
THAT 
CAN'T 
SCARE 








The sheath 13 actualy 
a coil gun made with 
Tempest & rechnology 
and Rimurus kills. 


It called the "Case Cannon." 




























wee 


- THOPTER ES) Hegidde 


























oS MRA Fy NS ST 
ie SS ee te 3 . ee ke 


Liye 


AWE Tezt a 


il)ii <a aN 
Wilts fi PS \ 





I SEE. 
sO YOU 
HAVE THE 
“SURVIVOR” 
SKILL. 
ITS REGEN- 
ERATIVE 
POWER 
IS INDEED 

POTENT. 


LET'S SEE 
HOW MUCH 
YOU CAN 

WITHSTAND. 












J wis 


wasn't ODLY 
oT KIDDING 


serious "| PLEASE... p 
STOBBIT. 






ae 


N 
\ 





¢ 
oe . 

. wer 

Re : 


SN. 
Sa Te 





60 













THEY ARE |... 
FINISHED | 
OVER ai 
THERE, 
AS WELL. 


‘\ 





OUGHT LT AFIS 
TO BE 4 

RETURNING }) 4. AAA 
Now. fe S=5 

















I'LL 
JUST BE 
FINISHING 



























































I GAIN NO 
PLEASURE 
FROM 
TORMENTING 
AN OPPONENT 
WITH NO WILL 
TO FIGHT. 


























61 


Bit i 
ie 























AHH... 
SO ONLY 
SHOGO 
SURVIVED. 


wt 
WU 


\\ 





nt 


4 


IT WOULD 
SEEM THAT 
I HAVE 
GRAVELY 
UNDER- 
ESTIMATED 
THE POWER OF 
THESE FOUL 
MONSTERS. 


YOU COURSE 


REPRESENT 1 DID. 
A VALUABLE 
SOURCE OF 
STRENGTH 
FOR 
FALMUTH. 




















A KIJIN 
AND AN 
ORC 
LORD... 
WELL, 
NOT 









I DID NOT 
ANTICIPATE 
A CALAMITY 
BEING 
PRESENT. 





Yj 


XK 


Be! oe 


vs Ws 


\Lns 


\ 


YY 























A\\ 


SO \ 


AAN 
XN 








5 





gree IV 
~& 
WAS as - 









It 
A, 
APPEARS ete: 


HE PLACED 





















IT AT THE es 
5 Wl, ALI SAME TIME i 9 
er ) : ; AS THE ‘ A ' fi 

Na! JY. MAGICAL [= # Kc } 

KZ 1 BARRIER. -\ 

a es a dl 


GA 
HA HA! 
CLEVER 

OLD 
BADGER. 


THOSE 
YEARS 
HAVEN'T 
COME WITH- 
OUT WIS- 


SPARE 
ME YOUR 
COMPLI- 

MENTS, 


YOU 
WITHERED 
OLD COOT. 





67 


ON THE |. 
CONTRARY, 
THAT'S 
EXACTLY 
















NOW, 
DON'T BE 


IF WE BOTH 
SURVIVE, 
I'M CERTAIN 
WE'LL MEET 
AGAIN 
ON THE 
BATTLEFIELD 
ONE DAY- 





SO SULLEN. 

















SURELY 
YOU DIDN'T 
JUST COME 

HERE TO 
SAVE THAT 

WRETCH. 


BELIEVE 
IT OR NOT, 
ID HIS BODY 
RATHER ISA 
IT NOT BE VALUABLE 
WASTED, ONE. 
YOU SEE. 





ANYWAY, 
IT'S MORE 
TROUBLE 
THAN ITS 

so WORTH 

I'LL BE FOR ME 

LEAVING TO FACE 

INSTEAD. YOU_TWO 

Now. 





















69 


PLEASANT. 














. = es . oe : oe . ae > ta 


aN 
e Ui /) 
7 i Ly) 





THE 
BATTLE- 
FIELD YOU 
DESCRIBE 
IS THE 
DESTINATION 





YOU, 
REALLY. 


YOU'VE 
INCITED 
THE 
FURY OF 
SOMEONE 
WHO MUST 
NEVER BE 
CROSSED. 


YOU WASTE 
YOUR BREATH 
WITH THAT 


SUPPOSE 
I SHALL 
REMEMBER 
WHAT YOU 
SAID. 











































































































































































































CAINS 
4, & 








70 


iA Af J 
A, 


7 


“ae 


71 


NOTA 
GOOD 
IDEA, 
NECES- 
SARILY 


WOULDN'T 
WANT 
THEM TO 





SUFFER 
EITHER, 








WOULD 





YOUP 














HE WAS 
EQUIPPED 


I 
WOULD 
NOT HAVE 
SEEN IT 
WITHOUT 
MY EYE. 





IAQ 


IRONIC 
COMING 


»-HE'S A FROM ME, 
SHREWD BUT... 


OLD 
CODGER. 








NAA 


SAY WANS . 
VV QWWAE FQY’ 
SAA 


72 


YOU'RE 






















































































BACK, 
RAZEN. 
. = 
ais 
cS Et 5 
FOLGEN! fm = 


















































: WELL, MY 
YOu ae FRIEND. 
KNOW HOW : 
THOROUGHLY 
WE PREPARED | 
FOR THIS. 





73 


— 


WHAT 
THE HELL 
DID YOU 

SAY...? 


WELL, 
YOUR 
PHYSICAL 
WOUNDS 
ARE 
ENTIRELY 
HEALED 
ALREADY. 





ONE'S 
HE'S TOO DONE 
TERRIFIED For. 
TO BE OF 
ANY USE. 


SHOGO. 


THAT 
MUST BE 
THANKS 
TO YOUR 
NEWLY 
ACQUIRED 
SKILL. 





74 





L-LOOK, atl | 
I WAS UUST | INA \ 2 e 
upAcainst | VA /\ a “Tee 
J THE 
STATE 


THE WRONG . 
KIND OF i sf 
AND YOU OF 
REALLY YOU! 


ENEMY!! SO: 
iy THOUGHT 
YOURSELF 
INVINCIBLE, 
WITH WHAT 
LITTLE ABILITY 
YOU HAVE? 


= DON'T 
KYOYA MU 
ACTUALLY -OLGEN 
RX] ATLEAST : 
THOUGHT j SHOGO: sFOLQEN. 
KNOWS | 


HE COULD - 
aera / SS HIS LIMITS. 


THE HINATA 
SAKAGUCHI. 


THESE 
CHILDREN 
MUST HAVE 

LIVED IN 
VERY SOFT 

TIMES. 





IT'S NO 
MATTER. 


we THAT 


WE LOST 
KYOYA'S 
“SEVERER” 
AND KIRARA'S 
“BEWILDER” 
BEFORE 
YOU COULD 
INHERIT THEM. 




















ACQUIRE THE 
SKILLS OF 
MY SUBORDI- 
NATES WHEN 
THEY DIE IN 
MY PRES- 


UNFORTU- 
NATELY, 
THERE'S A 
LIMIT ON 
HOW MANY 
SKILLS I 
CAN GAIN. 


INHERIT- 
ING THEIR 
SKILLS 


ler ns 


a a Vy 





THE LIKE YOU, 


UNIQUE I'M AN 
SKILL I OTHER- 


GAINED By WORLDER. 


CROSSING 
WORLDS IS 
"“SPEAR- 
HEAD.” 





76 


























[ / IN OTHER 



































IV? S|: «worps, Fe 
he ~ YOU'RE 
ATS 7) NAL | ALL uust |e 
FODDER. [ij 


























































































































raat | OY yun Pp 























































































































a Se ZA SACRIFICES : — 
v i i MAKE ME = 
STRONGER. 
of == : 





















NNT ERY 


(EEL Tray 


\\ 
\ \ 


SS 


BSS 
S& 


SS 























CL, 



























YOU'RE 

THE SNES YOU'RE THE 

\ No CLINGING To ONES WHO 
Wu ME FOR HELP, SUMMONED 
SX BECAUSE You ME INTO 
< | CAN'T BEAT THE THIS WORLD! 
“—.| MONSTERS ON IT WASN'T 

= MY CHOICE!! 






YOUR OWN!! 













ANYONE'S 
USING 
ANYONE THERE nats 
AROUND ISN'T A Baa 
tied THATS —_ scrapep |- 
ee PIRONGER. -gerope ME 
inte THAN ME FEARING MY 
NOT THE IN THIS OWE 
OTHER WAY PLACE! N 
AROUND!! 






wae 





p 

hy mie 
[J \ 

°§ f) 4 & 























YOUR 
WAY OF 


IS 
CORRECT, 
SHOGO. 


IT IS You 
WHO IS 
BEING 

EXPLOITED. 


SPIRITUAL 
BODY IS 
HEAVILY 

DAMAGED. 


YOU 
CANNOT 
RESIST 
Now. 


SAYING, 
RAZEN 





THINKING POWER ARE 





NOT CLAIM 
WE ARE 
RIGHTEOUS f 


.BUT YOU 
WEREN'T 
SO VIRTUOUS 
YOURSELF— 
NOT IN A WAY 
THAT COULD 
JUSTIFY YOUR 
ACTIONS. 





IT'S 

COMMON 
KNOWLEDGE 

THAT THE 
STRONGER 
THE EGO, 
THE MORE 
POWERFUL 

THE 

ABILITIES. 


THEY ARE 
MERELY 
SACRIFICES 
WHOSE 


INDEED. | 


STRENGTH |/~ 


WE STEAL. 


DON'T 
WORRY. 
THIS ISN'T 
MY FIRST 

TIME. 


IT ONLY 
FOLLOWS THAT 
THE ONES WE 
SUMMON WILL 

TEND TOWARDS 
ARROGANCE 
AND SELFISH- 


THERE... 
THE RITE IS 
PREPARED. 





80 















COMPARED 
TO MY 
MASTER'S 
ART OF 
REINCARNA- 
TION... 











SESSION 
IS MERELY 
CHILD'S 



















yee . 
\ ‘ 
j ING 


NAL. 
— 
Z 








81 









LEAVE IT, 

ITIS  FOLGEN. 
NOTHING 
BUT A 



















AHH... 
IT FEELS 
GOOD 
TO BE IN 
YOUTHFUL 
FLESH 
AGAIN. 






WHO 
ELSE 
COULD I 
POSSIBLY 
BE, PRAY 
TELLP 









DON'T BRING x 

THAT UP. 7 mu HA HA HA! 
IT'S HARDER fae YOU MAY 
TO CHANGE Oe bees LOOK YOUNG, 
ONE'S WAY Ni EEE, BUT YOU STILL 
OF SPEAKING iS SOUND LIKE 


THAN YOU AN OLD MAN! 
MIGHT THINK. ro ee ‘ 


BUT 

Now 

ITIS 
TIME TO 
REPORT 
TO THE 


IT WILL 


\/} BEA GooD 
CHANCE TO 
INTRODUCE 
MYSELF IN 





INCITED THE 
FURY OF 
SOMEONE 
WHO MUST 
NEVER BE 
CROSSED. 


OH... 
NOTHING. 


IF HE SHOULD 
STILL BE ALIVE, 
WE CAN WORRY 
ABOUT THAT 
WHEN THE TIME 
COMES. 


ET 
SET (1 


= 


\ 
Mi 


KM 


SMA Ga Mh My 
i iy C us y 
silly 


\\ 


NTA 


I CANNOT 
IMAGINE 
THAT HINATA 


SAKAGUCH & 


THIS LORD WILL FALL. 
OF THEIRS, 
WHOEVER 
IT 13, 
/S SURELY 
ALREADY 





WILL DEAL 
WITH THE 
CREATURE 








(ee Vee ; WS 
Ao oa | ‘Nani 
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87 


Well 
BY bce 


HELP 
SHUNA 
AND 
MJURRAN 
IN THE 
TOWN 
SQUARE. 


WHAT 
ARE 
THESE 
LITTLE 
DROPLETS 


LORD RIMURU, 
WE'VE FINISHED 
DESTROYING 
ALL FOUR OF 
THE MAGICAL 
DEVICES 
CAAALTIES VE RATING 


gu Ne R THE BARRIER, 





89 


HAVE RAN- 
SACKED MY 
TERRITORY 


AND YOU 
MUST PAY 
FOR THIS 
CRIME WITH 
YOUR LIVES. 



































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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KNIGHTS, 
ASSUME 
FORMA- 

TION!! 










FORM 
A TIGHT 
DEFENSIVE 
GROUPING 
AND DEPLOY 
A MULTILAYER 
ANTI-MAGIC 
BARRIER! 











SHOW THIS 
DEVIL THAT 
NO ATTACK 
CAN HARM US 
THROUGH 
OUR HOLY 





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Pied 
ere 






. this 
moment 
was the 


beginning 



































4 


| Soldiers 
old and 








It was 
truly an 
act of 
God. 





and well- 
meaning... 





mighty 
and 
weak... 











ATTEMPT 
TO ACQUIRE 
UNIQUE SKILL 
"MERCILESS" 
. SUCCESSFUL. 


ana . Under- 


WHAT'S [1% & stood 
THAT? me that 
Falmuth 
had 
provoked 
the wrath 
of God. 














Those 

misfor- 
tunate 

enough 
to have 


time to 
think... 


Each 
time the 
light 
flashed, 
another 
life was 




















or 











KING 
EDMARIS, 
ARE YOU 











WHAT 
IS HAP- 
PENING, 
MAN?! 


LEFT THE 
TENT, 
THE SKY 
FLASHED, 
AND 
HE WAS 


Ups SS 9S NSS SASS SSS 





IF ANYTHING, 
IT SEEMS TO 
BE UTILIZING 
PHYSICAL 
METHODS 
WITH NO 
CONNECTION 
TO 
MAGICULES 





ENTIRE 
Tis VICINITY 


IS NOT ae 
ANYTHING ANTI- 
MAGIC 

OF THAT 
SORT. AEM 


IT IS T, 

RAZEN. 

T HAVE 
SURVIVED 
THROUGH 
THE ART OF 

POSSESSION, 

YOUR 

MAUESTY. 









Fe- 
FOLGEN 
P! 
WHERE 
ARE 
WHAT you 
OF MY GOING 
SAFETY PI 














ME TO 
EXPLAIN, 










ITISA 
LAND OF DEATH 







































OUTSIDE. | 
THE SOLDIERS | 
ARE BEING Tf 
RETREAT SLAUGHTERED 
WILL BE WITHOUT | 
NECESSARY— RECOURSE. 
YOU ARE NOT IT IS VERY 
SAFE HERE. DANGEROUS. 
PREPARING i 
A SHIELD To ; 
ALLOW YOU ia 
TO ESCAPE. i 
YOU WILL i 
NEED TO 
FLEE ON 
aa FOOT. 








KNIGHTS 
WILL FORM 
A SHIELD. 

YOUR 


FROM WHAT 
I CAN SEE, 
THOSE BEAMS 
OF LIGHT CAN 
ONLY PIERCE 
ONE OR TWO 
PEOPLE IN 
FULL PLATE 


MAJESTY, 
ARCHBISHOP, 
YOU MUST 
ESCAPE 
BEHIND 
THEM. 


ARMOR AT 
A TIME. 















HOW 
THEY CAN THE 
MUST BE KNIGHTS 
STRICKEN BE COOR- 
WITH DINATED?P 
TERROR 
IN THESE 
CIRCUM- 
STANCES... 



































FOLGEN 









HAS 
“SPEAR- 
HE WILL HEAD” 
ROUSE AT HIS 
COMMAND. 












WAY OR 
ANOTHER. 











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My WY 
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MATTER, 
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OTHER- 
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ATTACKED 


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BY YOUR 
FEATURES, 
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YOU'RE NOT 
FROM THIS 

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HEART APPEAR 
AND TOBE. 
MIND 





113 


THAT 
/S THE 
LORD OF 
MONSTERS 


THE 
WITCH 
OF THE 
WESTERN 
HOLY 
CHURCH 
HAS 
FAILED. 


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: Li 
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ACCORDING 
TO THE 
REPORTS, 
THIS IS A 
NAIVE AND 
HELPFUL 
LEADER, 
UNUSED 
TO HARD 
DIPLOMACY. 








YOU 
VIOLATE 
PROPER 

MANNERS, 
LORD OF 
MONSTERS. 





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KING OF 
FALMUTH. 


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AND I 
WISH TO 
SPEAK 





I'VE 


SEALED 
THE QUIET. 
BLEEDING 
WITH BLACK 
FLAME, 
sO YOU 
WON'T 
DIE. 





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FOR HIS 
CRIMES. 





















AS | 

ARCH- J _ 

aa, a 
WESTERN KING THAT'S 

Stet EDMARIS HIM! 

CHURCH, HIMSELF 

I VOUCH Ny 

FOR HIS - 






IDENTITY!! 








MAKE IT 
CLEAR 
TO THE 
OTHERS 
THAT YOU 
POSE 
HUMANITY 
No 
THREAT! 


LIVE FOR 
NOW, 
SOI CAN 
QUESTION 





PLEASE, 
AT 
LEAST 


AS 
we 


\ 
HIB AK 
RQ SWO 


S 


NAME IS 
REYHIEM/ 


I HOLD 
GREAT 
AUTHORITY 
WITHIN THE 
CHURCH 
AS WELL! 


I’M NOT 
SURE HOW 
BUT HE MUCH I 
DOES SEEM = CAN TRUST 
70 BE INA THIS MAN'S 
POSITION OF WORDS... 
AUTHORITY. 


Tees 


NOW... 
KING 
EDMARIS. 


























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any 



















CHOOSE 
YOUR 
WORDS 
VERY 
CAREFULLY. 
UNDER- 
STANDP 


Nt 















PERMIT 
YOU TO 
TALK. 






THINK 
I'M SOME 
NAIVE 
PUSHOVER, 
YOU'RE 
DEAD 
WRONG. 






(| Ni), J a i 

4 am tax: 
TT yp DN 
/} Nef ane Dp 


TO FORGE 
FRIENDLY 
RELATIONS. 


I HAD 
TO BRING 
THEM ALONG. 
IT IS THE ONLY 
WAY I COULD 
COME TO 
MEET YOU! 


AND 
DECLARED 
WAR ON 
US UN- 
PROVOKED. 


THIS IS 

A MIS- 

UNDER- | ‘45 

STAND- 
ING! 


ARE YOU 
UNHAPPY 
THAT I 
THIS 
WAS A BROUGHT 


MEASURE wil iTARY 
FOR MY FORCE 
SAFETY, ep 


YOU SAY 
THAT, 
BUT YOUR 
SCOUTS 
ATTACKED 
MY 
PEOPLE 





122 





THOSE 

OTHER- 
WORLDERS 

ACTED 

THEY = RECK- 


HAD ME  Lessy, 


Z FOOLED BUT THAT 
KNEW THEY WAS THE/R 
WOULD WYyZ7y ! DECISION! 
USE SUCH |/(aay 
VIOLENCE 



















NOW I A WAY, 
UNDER- THIS |S 
STAND FORTU- 


THAT NATE, 
HEROIC TOO! 
WARRIORS 






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STOP SUCH xT 
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IN SERVICE |S 
TO YOUR |< 
COUNTRY. AS 
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WY. ) YOU BE 
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NOTICE: 
UNIQUE SKILL 
"MERCILESS" 

HAS BEEN 
ANALYZED. 


WERE ONLY 
ATTEMPTING 
TO LEARN IF 
YOU ARE 
WORTHY 
OF BEING 
EXTENDED 
A HAND OF 
FRIENDSHIP! 











WESTERN 
HOLY 
CHURCH 
HAS AN 
ADVER- 
SARIAL 
STANCE 
TOWARD 
MONSTERS 





A ED IN OM 


WLS 


Nace: = 





YOU THE 
PROMISE 
OF 
\ NATIONAL 


QUESTION: 
WILL 
YOU USE 
"MERCILESS" 
? 


DO vou 
KNOW 
WHAT AN 
HONOR 
THIS [SP 
FALMUTH 
1S FAR 
GREATER 
POWERFUL 
THAN 
BLUMUND 














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( oul fideo te My 
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125 


I DON'T 
KNOW 
HOW 
GREAT 
THIS 
KINGDOM 
OF YOURS 
IS... 


BUT 
RIGHT NOW, 
THE ONLY 
LIVING 
HUMANS 
FROM 
FALMUTH 


HERE ARE 






















UNIQUE 









































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ONLY THE 3 
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lst oe EDMARIS AND Ss = 
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== REYHIEM a 
: WHO BEGGED | 

HAYE BEEN 
OR PRAYED 
EXCLUDED 
FOR THEIR 
FROM THE ae 
SKILLS 

















EFFECT. 


OUR 
OPINIONS 
CLASH- 
«IT MAKES ING THIS 


YOU VERY MUCH... 
HARD TO 
TRUST. 


IF 


You 
al WERE 


WOULD NOT 
HAVE THE 
HURLED THE © KING 
My ANGE PN 
AT YOU, 


BUT I CAN 
LEAVE THAT 
TO SHION, 
I SUPPOSE. 
















NOTICE: 


THE 
NECESSARY 
SOUL 
NUTRIENTS 
FOR THE 
SEED To 
SPROUT 
HAVE BEEN 
STOCKPILED. 





NOW 
COMMENCING 
HARVEST 


FESTIVAL — UN Aa sl 75 iv <iatn 
di : lye | 
PROCESS OF 
EVOLUTION 
INTO A 
DEMON 
LORD. 











Bonus 
Short Story 


Veldora's Slime Observation Journal 


~COUNTERATTACK~ 


Veldora's Slime Observation Journal 


~COUNTERATTACK~ 


@ DIFFERENCE IN CLASS ®@ 
The counterattack has begun at each location. 
The atmosphere itself trembles, pulsing with Rimuru's rage. 


The rage of his companions was also startling. Even those who 
are normally placid are exhibiting an anger never seen before. 


And then there are his words: "If I've turned into a monster 
without any sense of reason, I want you to lead whoever can 
still fight and eliminate me immediately." 


It was a cruel request Rimuru made of Benimaru. 
"I would not accept this order," I said. 


"L agree. Perhaps in the past, but now things are different. That 
said, Iam not capable of leading monsters, nor could I hope to 
legitimately stop Lord Rimuru." 


"That is also true. Rimuru would not ask the impossible, so 
this is a sign to Benimaru that he has trust in him. I am even a 
little envious." 


I would refuse that order, absolutely. And yet a part of me was 
envious of Benimaru that he was considered worthy enough 
to be asked. 


"Well, I cannot imagine that Rimuru will give his companions 
cause to mourn. He will awaken as a Demon Lord, we can be 
sure of that." 


"Of course. Let us trust in him." 


With the two of us in agreement, Ifrit and I watched the subse- 
quent events with bated breath. 


@MEGIDDO® 
Rimuru leapt into action. 
It was the start of an absolute trampling. 
His first act was to deploy an anti-magic area. 
"So, Rimuru, you learned the magic that Mjurran used." 


"That comes as no surprise to me now, but why would he uti- 
lize magic of that caliber?" asked Ifrit. An excellent question. 


Looking down from above, a massive magic circle completely 
surrounded all of the Kingdom of Falmuth's military forces. 
Within that 50-kilometer wide circle, all magic was prohibited. 


What was the purpose? After much thought, I arrived at one 
conclusion. 


"To prevent escape, perhaps?" 


",..Ah, I see. Even the aspectual magic 'Warp Portal’ is pre- 
vented from activating. That will make escape from this place 
much more difficult." 


Precisely. 
An anti-magic area is exactly what the name suggests. 


Magic activates by using magicules to overwrite the laws of 
the world. But activating an anti-magic area spell prevents 
those laws from being overwritten within its range of effect. 


In other words, one must follow the laws of physics there. 
Meddling with space, such as teleportation, is completely im- 
possible. The only way to escape is on foot. 


But certain extra skills like “Gravity Control" can still work. 
Since it is merely making use of natural gravity waves, it does 
not need to overwrite the laws of physics. It is dangerous, be- 
cause its effects cannot be fine-tuned, but one can surely learn 
to wield it under the circumstances. 


These are the distinct differences between magic and skills. 
Magic is both a skill and an art. While it has two such facets, it 
has greater effect over the laws of the world as a skill. 


But if you had deep understanding of magic, and were more 
skilled at breathing magicules than breathing air, let us say, 
you might be able to affect individual events selectively, 
rather than interfering with the universal laws. It might be in- 
distinguishable from magic, but such an ability would be free 
from the interference of an anti-magic field, I would expect. 


What I am saying if that if you wish to truly master magic, it is 
crucial to have an innate understanding of what you can and 
cannot do within an anti-magic area. 


Of course, my unique skill "Inquirer" reveals most things to 
me, so I need not expend the effort! But this is not the time 
for boasting, so I shall not say so. Let the previous words be 
unsaid! 


Instead, I am focusing quietly on Rimuru. 

"Look at that, Master Veldora!" said Ifrit, but I did not need 
the help. Iam already aware that Rimuru has played his next 
move. 


"Now die! Scorched by the flames of God's wrath... Megiddo!!" 


My expectations were correct. Rimuru unleashed a most with- 
ering attack from the outside of the circle toward the inside. 


It was the beginning of a nightmare from which the Falmuth 
army would never awaken. 
@ MERCILESS 


Light danced wildly upon the battlefield. 
The beams were beauteous and terrifying weapons of death. 


"Impossible!! What is happening here?! Light magic within the 
anti-magic area?!" Ifrit howled. I cannot fault his ignorance. 


One must be as wise and brilliant as I to understand what it is 
that Rimuru is doing. 


"It is spiritual magic. Rimuru is calling upon spirits to perform 
it," I said, describing what I saw. 


But Ifrit was skeptical. "No, I cannot accept that, Master. With 
a force that size, the enemy army's legion magic must be of 
exceptional quality. Their defensive barrier is not so weak that 
an individual's magic could break it; even a higher elemental 
like myself would be inadequate. Not even Lord Rimuru has 
the power to create such powerful thermal beams!! The Fal- 
muth army must have been caught unprepared..." 


Ifrit never doubts my wisdom. Is this the beginning of a rebel- 
lious phase? 


Regardless, I kindly corrected Ifrit's mistake. 


"Incorrect, Ifrit. They are not fools, and they were not unpre- 
pared. This is exactly why he utilized the anti-magic area." 


"W i 


"Indeed. First it removed the effect of the enemy's defensive 
magic, giving Rimuru an advantage. And from there, he sur- 
passed their imagination." 


"What do you mean by that, exactly?" 


"You see, what Rimuru just displayed was a way to utilize 
spiritual magic that differs from common wisdom." 


"Do you mean, summoning multiple higher elementals at 
once, to avoid the effects of the anti-magic field?" 


"Not that, either. What he summoned was lower to middle 
water elementals. Normally, one uses spiritual magic to ask 
the spirits to overwrite the physical laws, but Rimuru's orders 
to them were actually quite simple." 


"What was it...?" 


"Just look," I said, supposing that witnessing it firsthand 
would be more comprehensible than a worded explanation. 
Instead, I would add a description while we observed what 
was happening. 


There are water droplets floating around Rimuru in the air. 
And above him, water elementals are transformed into convex 
lenses. 


Rimuru is using those lenses to catch the sunlight, reflecting 
it into one condensed, collected beam--and directing it toward 
the enemy soldiers upon the ground. 


The water lenses near the ground evaporate, unable to with- 
stand the incredible heat, but they execute their job admirably, 
instantly piercing the enemy soldiers and killing them. And 
simply by producing more water droplets, the spirits make it 
possible to dispatch the beams consecutively. 


As long as the sun is in the sky, the light will fall mercilessly 
upon his foes. 


It is the light of death. 


"How terrifying... To think that merely focusing the sunlight 
could have such power..." 


"Do you remember what I told you before, Ifrit? Your Flare 
Circle is a deadly flame attack that incinerates everything 
within its range with thousands of degrees of heat. But it had 
no effect on Rimuru, who possesses Thermal Fluctuation Re- 
sistance. That was because your heat was not focused enough. 
If you could have condensed the heat of your Flare Circle into 
a single point, you would have been able to defeat Rimuru in 
your confrontation." 


"... Yes, I do remember that." 


"In that case, you should understand how terrible this attack 
of Rimuru's truly is, shouldn't you?" 


"The fear I feel has carved it into my mind..." 


The level of power is determined by the amount of energy fo- 
cused, so one must be aware of just how much concentrated 
temperature is contained within a thermal beam capable of 
penetrating through such a tiny hole. 


Very low cost for such a great effect. And the speed with which 
it can be executed repeatedly makes it easy to use, as we have 
just witnessed. The only trick is that making it work requires 
a level of computational ability that an ordinary individual 
cannot reach. 


If the angle of reflection is even slightly incorrect, all of that 
energy will disperse instead. 


He called it Megiddo, another name for Armageddon. Truly 
the act of a merciless and angry god. 


Kindhearted Rimuru, he who avoided harming others so 
diligently, now kills enemy soldiers without hesitation. He 
chooses the most efficient means of killing, executing the best 
possible move to achieve his arms. 

I must admit that his determination gives me chills. 


So I certainly cannot blame Ifrit for being frightened. 


I understand that the warmer and more generous a person, 
the greater their wrath when angered. 


I learned that from the holy manga texts, but I did not think 
the effect would be so frightening. "I forbid you from ever an- 
gering Rimuru, [frit." 

"T wouldn't dream of it, Master." 


Don't look at me like you're annoyed I would even suggest it! 


At any rate, the two of us learned about a new side of Rimuru 
on this day. 


And that means that the fate of those who incited his anger 
was sealed. 


Rimuru's attacks from the edge of the area reached the ene- 
my's base at last. In a location slightly to the rear of the center, 
as viewed from the front line of combat, was a much larger 
and more elaborate tent. 


After marching down roads built and maintained by Rimuru's 
people, the enemy had set up camp where a little roadside 
town was in the planning stages. They even looted the stock- 
piled materials there for their own devices. The scavengers! 


But these actions only poured oil upon the flames of Rimuru's 
rage. I can only shake my head at the stupidity of the Falmuth 
army. 


At this point, a knight emerged from the tent in ostentatious 
armor. As tiny as humans are, this one seemed to be rather 
powerful--but Rimuru's Megiddo knocked him clean out in 
an instant! 


"Did you see that?" 

"I did..." 

"I don't know who that man was, but he was fairly mighty." 
"I expect so. In recent days I've grown sharper at appraising 
others, and to my eye, he seemed to have no weaknesses to 
exploit," said Ifrit. 

It is true. It would be cruel to say this, but in fact, he was about 
as powerful as Ifrit is. And Rimuru mercilessly destroyed him 
in a single strike. 

He could have at least let the man introduce himself, but con- 
sidering what Falmuth has already done, Rimuru's treatment 


is probably the best course of action. 


In any case, some more very haughty-looking men followed 
the first one outside. 


"Ah!" Ifrit gasped in surprise. I was of the same mind. 


Rimuru dispatched one of them again, though he seemed 
even more powerful than the man before. 


By my estimation, he was of a level above even the Orc Disas- 
ter. And it was over in an instant... 


Just being on the level of Ifrit, the higher elemental, would 
make him one of the most powerful individuals of a great na- 
tion. To vanquish such men in a single blow speaks to just 
how vast Rimuru's powers have grown. 


A big part of that is that Megiddo can kill instantly. It travels 
at close to the speed of light. While there is a slight degra- 
dation of speed, it is not an attack that a human can visually 
identify and evade in time. 


Which is to say that affinities and characteristics make quite 
a difference. An Orc Disaster would likely have the healing 
power to survive such an attack. In other words, the key to 
every different kind of attack is in how you utilize it. 


Having removed these obstacles, Rimuru does not seem par- 
ticularly intent on killing the two haughtiest of the group that 
remain. Apparently, he would rather take them alive and have 
them answer for their crimes. 


"He is rather calm, isn't he?" 


"He is. I would not bother with such measures, though. I 
would simply slaughter the whole lot." 


"But if you think about it, that would only lead to more trou- 
ble down the line. Falmuth will be marshalling more forces to 
rescue their king, but if he's been killed, their entire army will 
mobilize for the sake of their dignity and pride. And the West- 
ern Holy Church will not sit idly by, either. Lord Rimuru's 
choice may have been the correct one to avoid a continuation 
of war." 


"Hrm. It is a difficult matter. But while he might not kill the 
man, he will not be merciful, either," I said, just after Rimuru 
cut off the arrogant human's hand. 


But that was the man's fault. Despite his tremendous disad- 
vantage, he attempted to throw around his weight as though 
he were in control. 


"I would have squashed him like a bug, but Rimuru is more 
patient." 


"He has great willpower. And that is the right decision, any- 
Way." 


The man, as it turned out, was King Edmaris of Falmuth. He 
was the leader of the enemy army, so as one would say during 
the famous strategic board game, this is "check." 


However! 


"Unfortunately, the necessary number of souls to awaken as a True 
Demon Lord has not yet been met.” 


Ah, yes, of course. There was one overarching purpose for this 
battle, after all. 


King Edmaris made some sort of excuse at this point, but Ri- 
muru ignored him. 


In the next instant, a dreadful phenomenon occurred: the sur- 
viving soldiers of the Falmuth army all lost their lives at once. 


I could sense that Rimuru had done something, but I do not 
know what. 


Megiddo was unfathomable in and of itself, but this is some- 
thing else entirely... 


The king of Falmuth fainted, unable to bear the fear. This is 
the correct response for a human, but not for a supposedly 
wise king. He should have interacted with Rimuru differently 
before it came to this. 


But the fate of the king of Falmuth was of little consequence. 


At this point, Rimuru took the lives of twenty thousand Falmuth 
soldiers. And the result... 


"Notice: The necessary soul nutrients for the seed to sprout have 
been stockpiled. Now beginning Harvest Festival--the process of 
evolving into a Demon Lord.” 

The "Words of the World" rang loud and heavy. 


This was a gospel. 


Rimuru had achieved his goal. 


@ THE WORSHIPPING DEMON @ 


Rimuru is in an odd state, perhaps because of the evolution 
commencing. 


"Lord Rimuru is unsteady on his feet." 


"Indeed. I have never experienced it for myself, but I must 
imagine this Harvest Festival process is a very strenuous one." 


"But that means..." 
"You noticed it, too? The other man is still alive." 


"Yes, Master. I'm sure Lord Rimuru will be fine, but I can't 
help but worry." 


Indeed. Under more typical circumstances it would not be a 
problem, but Rimuru is in no state to fight right now. 


I was concerned for what might happen next, but then he 
summoned Ranga. 


Ah, of course. Once again, I am impressed by his thorough- 
ness. 


Ranga would not fall in battle to that man. I am not sure if he 
would win, but he would certainly protect Rimuru until he 
awakens—but this is not Rimuru's intent, it seems. Instead, he 
said to Ranga, "Take me safely back to town, and bring those 
two with us." 


And he means to leave the survivor up to someone else. So he 
would rather put his trust in Ranga and choose safety, then. 


Who does he mean to pit against the surviving man? 

"Me, perhaps?" 

Do not look so excited, Ifrit! 

If that were true, though, I might even be a little jealous. 
Instead, Rimuru summoned demons. 

"That's too bad..." 

"Kwaaa ha ha ha! Don't feel too down, Ifrit!" 

Rimuru began the demon-summoning rite, and though I pit- 
ied Ifrit, I couldn't help but laugh. However, once again, I 
noticed that something was not quite right. Rimuru's demon 
summoning produced... 

"What's this? Just three greater demons...? That's it?" 

He offered twenty thousand dead as a sacrifice. But when 
the bodies disappeared into a black mist, what appeared was 
merely a trio of greater demons. 


There is no sense in this. 


With that total, there should have been at least a hundred de- 
mons. So why...? 


"Keh heh heh, a familiar sensation. The birth of anew Demon 
Lord..." said one of the summoned demons with great delight. 


Yes, something is wrong. 


It was strange that he should be trembling with joy at being 
summoned by Rimuru. 


"This is wondrous! Such a rich offering, and my first task. 


Ahh...this is the highest of honors—I can hardly contain myself! 
May I continue to serve you beyond this task?" 


Well, with one human corpse offered as a sacrifice, a greater 
demon can take form for several days. With twenty thousand 
split between just three of them, that would represent quite a 
lot of time. 

But to a demon, that is a reward. 

In this case, once finished with Rimuru's orders, he would be 
able to act freely—so choosing to bind himself to a master in 


this case is something that would never happen. 


Rimuru is tiring, and his thoughts are dulling. So I took it 
upon myself to assess this demon. 


Hrrm?! 
As I suspected, this one is no ordinary demon. 
"That must be an arch demon." 


"Huh? But that summoning circle is only capable of calling 
greater demons," observed Ifrit. And he is right. 


It was a greater demon summoning that Rimuru performed. It 
should be one hundred percent impossible for an arch demon 
to appear instead. 

But there is no denying the reality before us. 

If there is any explanation for this phenomenon, perhaps it is 
that they heard the call, and chose to come of their own voli- 


tion? But that would mean arch demons with free will... 


"That is undoubtedly an arch demon. And not a freshly-born 
babe, but the dangerous kind that has survived epochs." 


"You mean...?" 


"Ifrit, as a higher elemental, you are superior to demons. Yet 
you cannot view his full power, can you?" 


"No, Master. He just looks like a simple greater demon to me." 


So Ifrit is unable to sense the true nature of the demons Rimuru 
summoned. My observation tells me that the one in the mid- 
dle is an arch demon, however. That would be evidence that 
he is capable of mimicking the lower level to disguise himself. 


An eccentric demon that comes when he is not called. The 
ability to hide his arch demon presence in the shell of a mere 
greater demon. And most curious of all to me, a lifespan be- 
yond even what I can sense. 

Has he been alive for longer than me...? 


No, that cannot be true. 


It is merely because I am locked in this space. My "Inquirer" 
skill cannot view him properly. 


But the basic fact is that a demon beyond measure has been 
summoned to this place. And one common fact of demons is 
that many will betray their master when they sense weakness. 


Was this truly what Rimuru wanted? I was worried, but it 
turned out that I needn't have been. 


"We'll talk later. First show me you can be useful," Rimuru 
ordered calmly. 


"Rimuru isn't bothered," I said. 

"It's almost as though he meant for this to happen." 

The demon accepts Rimuru as his master. Based on his atti- 
tude, it would seem his honeyed words are not meant to be a 
deception, but his honest, true feelings. 


That is a relief, then. 


This demon is powerful. The man earlier was very impressive, 
for a human, but is no match for the demon. 


I suppose Rimuru knows that as well. He's already gone to 
sleep. 


The next time he wakes up, the world will welcome a new 
Demon Lord. The future was all but certain to me. 


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INFINITES/MAL 
CHANCE OF 
FAILURE WHEN 
PERFORMING 
TRIGGER- 
TYPE SPELLS 
THAT CAN BE 
CHANTED 
BEFOREHAND. 


THE 
WORST 
POSSIBLE 
TIME 
FORA 
MISFIRE... 























SPIRIT 
OF EARTH, 
THE ROOT 
OBLIT- OF ALL... 





IT IS 
TRUE THAT 
DEMONS 
ARE 
EFFECTIVE 
AGAINST 
ANGELS... 


IF YOU 
WERE TO 
MAKE A 
CHOICE 
AMONG 
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THREE 
INTER- 
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SELECTING OPTIONS 


A GREATER 
ELEMENTAL 
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SPIRITS 
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DEMONS. 


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ANGELS 
ARE 
EFFECTIVE 
AGAINST 
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LORD OF 
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WHAT LJ GROWING 
HORRIBLE PPA am BORED WHAT 
THING : YETP KINO OF 
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WORLD?! 





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NOT JUST 
ANY DEMON. 









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THE 
INDIVIDUAL 
RIMURU 
TEMPEST 
WILL BEGIN 
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