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crenveo ay FUSE 
mance ey TAIK] KAWAKAMI 
cuaRacter oesicns BY MITZ YAH; 





THAT TE OGD REINERRNATED AS} 





ruthor: FLIGE 
arise: THIAL RALUARRIMI| 
Choracter design: mT. AH 


HELDORA 
TEMPEST 


(Storm 
Dragon 
Veldora) 


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


RIMURL TEMPEST 


Satoru Mikami) 


ARMORED NATION 
OF DWARGON 


SN 
~~ 


KINGDOM ~~, 
OF FALMUTH 
KINGDOM OF g GREAT FOREST 
ENGRASSIA a OF JURA 
~ KINGDOM 
OF BLUMUND 
ei 


x 






































— 7 


hy wana, | —__ ah : TEMPEST; 

c | r | [ [ \ 
SH oe | .. | WESTERN ' LAND) OF MONSTERS 
3 : NATIONS 


oly, prin in. Samurai’ Rimuru's bodyguard. jin. Instructor. 




















ANIMAL 


DYNASTYOR , — — - » KINGDOMOF 
=~ STHALION » EURAZANIA 








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PLOT SURMARY 


One of theiTen Great Demon Lords aan 
Catastrophe=class threat Childish’ 


The only way to bring Shion and the others back cto liFe is 
For Rimuru to become a Demon Lord, using many human souls 
as nutrients. He Flies into enemy territory alone, to bring an 
end to the mistake caused by his own weakness. There, he 
executes "Mediddo" against the twenty thousand soldiers of 
Falmuth's army, burning them to death. The Harvest Festival 
has begun... ¥F 





CONTENTS 


CHAPTER tp Birth of o Demon Lord 
| » 005 | 


CHAPTER rag Tempest Revival Festival C} 


F 053 


a) 2 


e O95 


CHAPTER PaaD) Clover at Death’s Door C} 


e139 


bi , +, 
», 2) BOIS SHORT STORY 


| » 16? | 


LorDp BACK! 
RIMURU 
HAS RE- 
TURNED! 








I'M SO 
GLAD 
YOU'RE 
SAFE... 








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AAt coe 


























he 


ar 


Yen 


ON > 


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Oe 


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4 of a Lies We s* He . 
Se Me wy ue Me ent Py! a 
Wo yi wie WW we. yen wien tee ee Ma wat Me ” ws » wy 
ne Wa “AALS oy we Mn ds, Wp Way woh ln wy 
ve AY WY yess e OG, vite. BUNA Ma 
Ws y MeN eis a} $ Wey Wen en my te ‘ 8M ae 


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lil | : re, 


sya is ce 


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wl en Away, We ey Rs 
M 2h ye iy Me, Mo Ayr 


yoy 
ws \t : 
We Wy My nent “ayy wudle Sax 


Moye Ne 
wie ANNs - ‘1 
: ee ee lg, 

We 


; Wei, v4 yy . ar: PavAs Cal sve 
Rs Agee le NOI a ae, CHAPTER Birth ofa Denon Lo bs 


MWe “an ¥s Mee We (6 
es ° Me ae alas HNN Wer 


‘ MwA\d i. i y 
Wa Mid WM, ee ain rN ya ‘ My 
eit 4 Ce ya ‘ 4 Male ; “i i ' a “hy, ly " Uh 





HARUNA, 

TAKE THE 
ITS HEAT- CLOAK. 
RESISTANT 
























BUT 










: I MUST PROPERTIES 
TM THE RETURN MIGHT NOT 
ONLY ONE |; TO THE BE FUNC- 
WHO KNOWS TOWN TIONING. 
WHAT ENTRANCE. 
THOSE 
DEMONS 






LOOK 
LIKE. 











GRUCIUS, 
WOULD YOU 
BE KIND 
ENOUGH TO 
ACCOMPANY 








THANK 
YOU, SIR 
GRUCIUS. 






I BET 
YOU'D WORK 
BETTER WITH 

SOMEONE 


LIKE GOBTA 
IF THERE'S 
TROUBLE. 





NOTICE: 
HARVEST 
FESTIVAL 
EVOLUTION 
HAS 
BEGUN. 


BODILY 
STRUCTURE 
WILL BE 
REASSEM- 
BLED FOR 
EVOLUTION 
INTO A NEW 
SPECIES. 


WHAT'S 
GOING ON 
WITH ME? 


SUPER- 
EVOLUTION 
FROM SLIME {& 


FUL. SLIME... oe 


REGAINING OF 
SKILLS AND 

RESISTANCES 
OWNED BY 


SUCCESS- PREVIOUS 
FUL. Booby... 









AMT 
AWAKE 
OR 
ASLEEP 
2 








ALL 
PHYSICAL 
ABILITIES 
GREATLY 
IMPROVED. 









ACQUISITION 
OF NEW 
PERSONAL SKILLS 
“INFINITE 
REGENERATION," 
"UNLIMITEO GETECT,” 
"LORD'S AMBITION," 
“ENHANCED 
REPLICATION,” 
“UNIVERSAL 
THREAD"... 





ACQUISITION 
OF NEW 
RESISTANCES 
“NATURAL 
ELEMENT 
NULLIFICATION, 

“RILMENT 
NULLIFICATION 


- "SPIRITUAL 
ATTACK 
RESISTANCE,” 
"HOLY ATTACK 
RESISTANCE’ 





REQUEST 
FROM 


UNIQUE EVOLUTION 
SKILL PROCESS 
"GREAT COMPLETE. 


SAGE” 
TO THE 


WORDS 
OF THE 
WORLD. 





REQUEST 
TO 
EVOLVE 
“GREAT 
SAGE." 


















RECEIVED: 
UNIQUE SKILL 
“GREAT SAGE" 
REQUEST 
PROCESSED. 


"GREAT SAGE" 
ATTEMPTING 
EVOLUTION. 





ATTEMPTING 
AGAIN. 









ATTEMPTING 
AGAIN. 


ATTEMPTING 
AGAIN. 


ATTEMPTING 
AGAIN. 


“GREAT 

SAGE" 
TO GAIN OFFERING 

DEGEN- 
HARVEST ERATE" 
FESTIVAL 
GIFT IM ar 
EVOLUTION sai 
ATTEMPT. 


It 
was an 


event of 
nearly 


impossi- 
ble odds. 





Likea 
reward 
foran 
endless 
series of 
fruitless 
attempts. 














UNIQUE 
SKILL 
“GREAT 
SAGE” 
HAS 
EVOLVED 
INTO 
ULTIMATE 
SKILL 
“RAPHAEL.” 










The sur- 
mounting 
of that 
impassable 
wall... 




































REQUESTING 







EVOLUTION led to 
OF continued 
OFFERING “g.yTTony" miracles. 







"MERCILESS" 
AS 
SACRIFICE. 














Within the 
unconscious 


depths of 
Rimuru’s 
soul... 





































































































































































. the skills 
quietly but 
steadily 
optimized 
themselves 
under the 
control of 
Raphael, 
Lord of 
Wisdom. 















































NOTICE: 
THE 
HARVEST 
FESTIVAL 
PROCESS 


NOW OF THE 
DISTRIBUTING INDIVIDUAL 


GIFTS TO RIMURU 
MONSTERS TEMPEST 15 
WITHIN THE COMPLETE. 
LINEAGE. 













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CS ees °) WL 

ee et Ye MC, 
ENN Lae se 






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Ree “ 
TAs a ; ae MGM 
mt 


ge Wee 





cee, tee 








IS THIS 
DROWSI- 


NESS 
P} 


sca OES 
earn 


A ttupceee done 
RU ane 


ste 


“Mor. 


5 Ne ant NM woite 


. un ae [eels 
Ay snl!’ 
v Swit! on “ 


cee eA 


GIFTSP 
I FEEL LIKE 
I HEARD 
SOMETHING 
ABOUT THAT 
EARLI... 


2 x 


en 


mm. 
TR 
me 


i fl l 


Naietie + ve fe EP fe at 


styl, em A) 
MA 
stead 
i 
ih 


see gestttien 
segue dey 


ate Ml 

yaaa Mitel 
Wie i 
AN Re / 


One Te 
ace vit 
sila ce OEMS 
tte 


wey 
cutie SCE 
ascd' 


Scots (weet 
tlie rye! 


—— Aer cens 
= Orns 
ae ASV th 
‘ikecre 
fates vate 
be see yet 
Wil Gicascy 
waaay Hae 


ate 
gst 


Yat 





a 

ee 
ee a 
Se : 


a 


oe 


ee 


se 


dea 


oases ae ae 
Sean es 
| 
Se ens es 
\ 
LN SS 


a SS 
| 


: 


oe 





SHE'S 
ONLY 
SLEEPING 


Ss le 


vy) ld ce 


ee 
Male 
eye flac, 
eee allele HEL 
ae ey i 
wd Ul! daw ll 
i 























I MUST 
PROTECT 
LORD 
RIMURU. 


(epee 

Auber WEG 
il ul 
nea! Ge 





. ae 


apag anti: —- 


NIN 2 
aa = Ve NG 


HW 3 


NZ 





s, 
~~ 
pink ROT ARLE NIA tee cweges 


panne cesar 








NOTICE. 






SLUMBER 
NOW. 
I WILL 
HANDLE 
THE REST. 









































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ye iM Yee ¥ y NAW meas fe" Want, yg 
Nw Ws Na i 3 Ht visigts Nig 
wh yin, Me Meee Wit \ 
Mi oka tte 
NY ‘ ff 
~ MWe sae 
we o 
D ‘ieee 
x 5 p \e \ We 
yy os e * 
en, } 3 WM eit Meee 
We 
. 
ee Anu gt ae 
x 


Ww 
as ‘we wae RZ ¢ 


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WG 
Wit 





as 


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adn 
MS NC 
we 
wait Wz RG ee aid 
VW Wah oh Way Oe 
f wit er? Ss “ay Nf voir as Ween, 
ee Sa iP ol NAO tre fe 
oh: Me 7 wee Mer 
selva’ \: A 
aN ‘< “MM try Mavs 
wry 4 WY, Tox MOP Mia Sree 
Ry Seat Mae < an “ 
cou NYG 
i Ne Ee 
igs" MOM Wy if M4 
7 ‘ 
Mae ue ne Ge va Walee Me ZN 
. Gs: ie Rea 
Y, ny Sa, at Mi Mee SMe ENG 
7 NDS ; wis Neer we 
- Wi SMlae nye 
M Ne A ae 
KS lyon Gh ‘ on 
ssateins 
Mee 
CS a 
* We eM we A 5 
URS Nee MN, Yay §Y lec Mheie 
OM ee I Nh We MEY BZ ew My Gh, AL Ww, Wir VO We 


Iv 
LOOKS LIKE 
LORD RIMURU'S 
HUMAN FORM, 
BUT THE BEARING 
/S THAT OF A 
DIFFERENT 
PERSON. 


ARE YOU... 
DEMON 
LORD 
RIMURUP 


DEMON LORD 
CHANGE HIS 
PERSONALITY 


=) 


\ 
\\ 
( 


I~ 








NOTICE. 

















NAME OF 










































































RAPHAEL, K: 
GLUTTONY, LORD OF He 
NOW WISDOM, V i, 
KNOWN I ORDER = 
AS THE THEE. 
ULTIMATE 
SKILL 


"BEELZEBUB” 





DEVOUR 
ALL OF THE 


MAGICULES 
WITHIN THE 
LEAVE Tae 
TINIEST 
SHRED 
OF 





SOUL. 





































































































THE SKILLS 
THEMSELVES 
ARE 
ACTIVATING 








THAT'S NOT 
POSSIBLE. 






































































































































THAT 
OGRE 
PRINCESS 
SHUNA IS 
A PRETTY 
GOOD MAGE, 
IF YOU 





29 












SHE PUT 

























UP THIS 
BARRIER BY 
; ae ANALYZING 
MUURRAN'S 
mie GREAT 
IMPROVED 
MAGIC, 
he RIGHT? 
PREVENT THE ; 
DISPERSAL 


OF SOULS. 


MUJURRAN'S 


















EYES 
BUGGED I CAN A LOT 

OUT OF TELL THIS ABOUT 
HER HEAD WAS ONLY MAGIC 
WHEN SHE CREATED 


WITH A 
PHENOMENAL 
AMOUNT 
OF SKILL. 


FOLK'S HERE d ( 
REALLY FEEL — VE Jenne, 7 SHUNA 
/ aX IS THE 
SMARTEST 
IN THE CITY, 


AFTER LORD 


my RIMURU. 


} 
AR ie Np) \ 


Wy) ESSN 
r \ \ 
\) yoy 
iy j \ \} = 
f ie : ro = 
: 4 )) \ ,) r) Mh : 





BY 
THE WAY, 
IAM 
CURIOUS 
ABOUT 
SOME- 
THING. 


WELL, I 

GUESS 

I DON'T 
HAVE MUCH 
ROOM TO 
CRITICIZE. 




















WAR WAS 
DECLARED 


ON 
EURAZANIA, 
IS THAT 
NOT TRUE 


DEMON LORD 
CARRION WILL 
DO BATTLE 
WITH DEMON 
LORD MILIM. 





ABOVE 
ALL, 
I TRUST 
LORD 
CARRION. 























AS 
ANNOUNCED, 
I CAN THE BATTLE 
SEE THIS SHOULD 
INCIDENT TAKE PLACE 
THROUGH _'N THREE 
AND STILL DAYS. 
BE THERE 
IN TIME 
TO OFFER 
SUPPORT. 





LET ME 
JUST 
SAY... 

I HOPE 

».. COME YOUR 
BACK FRIENDS 

TO LIFE. 




















HA 
HA HA. 
NOT TO 
WORRY. 
WHEN MY 
MASTER 
BECOMES 
A DEMON 


P| “toro, f;}f PE 
= EVERYONE ~({ G 7 : paws = == i : 
at WILL BE es \\ : bee = : = 


——\ BACK. 
































































oy 





A MONSTER tien TO THINK 
BECOMING A = - I'D GET TO 
DEMON LORD ~< SEE THAT 
IS SOMETHING EVOLUTION 
THAT ONLY HAPPEN 
HAPPENS ONCE WITH MY 
EVERY FEW | OWN EYES. 
CENTURIES! : 


LORD 
4 RIMURU- 
OF COURSE 
HE WOULD ? 
SUCCEED. 


CP ‘i 


a a 
wk OD (a 


THAT'S 
RIGHT. 
IT'S 
; THE EVIDENCE 
SO WITH STRONGEST THAT THE 
RIMURU, | BEINGS WORLD 
: WILL THEY OF ALL. ITSELF 
GUESS IT \ BE THE THERE ARE ACCEPTS 
DEPENDS ELEVEN | ONLYTENIN YOUASA 
ON WHAT S GREAT fi 8 THE WoRLD, POWERFUL 
THE of DEMONS INCLUDING MONSTER. 
OTHER : | LORDS, i | LORD 
DEMON |\. ; : 4\ CARRION. 
LORDS ; 



















WORST 













THIS WHOLE 


CASE 
) SCENARIO, THING HAS 
f) DISRUPTED 
THE POWER 
~ BALANCE 


BETWEEN 

















H-HEY! 
WHAT'S 
WRONG, 





WY 
XS TES 


X 





“{ WS 
. a 3 
(mane AN = 
=Ftn ANU SYS S 
F / AY § 





ms SUDDEN 
OTHER Vi SLEEP... 
oe ge ise : : THE ONLY 
CAUSE I CAN 
RIMURU : és THINK OF IS 
BECOMING : | = Awertecr 
a EMO FROM THE 


HEAD OF THE 
LINEAGE. 















INTERESTING. 
SO THAT'S 
WHY SHE 
VERY ASKED 
IMPRESSIVE ME TO 
FORESIGHT, ACCOMPANY 
PRINCESS. THE HOUND. 





SEEMS 
TO HAVE 

FALLEN 
INTO THE 
SLEEP OF 
EVOLUTION. lL 









B AAIZY 














I AM BUTA 
NAMELESS 
DEMON 
SUMMONED 
BY THE NEW 
DEMON 
LORD. 


THE 
TWO WITH 
ME ARE MY 


ATTENDANTS. 
YOU NEEDN'T 
TROUBLE 
YOURSELF 
WITH THEM. 


UH, 
S-SURE. 
I HEARD 

ABOUT 
YOU THREE 
DEMONS. 


DION'T 
SENSE 
THEM 
AT ALL 
ff 





36 


BECAUSE HE 
SURVIVED “sane 
THAT I WAS 
BIG GUY 
SUMMONED Bete 
IN THE FIRST isd N 
I'M VERY PLACE. ; 
GRATEFUL 
FOR THAT. 


ANYWAY, IF 
YOU'VE GOT 
A PRISONER, 
PROTECT 
HIM WITH A 
MEMBRANE 
BARRIER. 





37 


IT'S 
POISONOUS 
FOR 
NORMAL 
HUMANS. 














YOu 
DID SAY 
"GENTLE," 
RIGHT? 


He'll 
die. 


I MUST 
SHOW 
THAT I AM 
CAPABLE 
AND 
HELPFUL. 


THE 
MAGICULE 
DENSITY 
IN TOWN 
IS TOO 
STRONG. 





WOULDN'T 
THAT BE 
700 KIND 


AH! YES. 

I DO NOT 

WANT HIM 
TO DIE. 














THE 
BARRIER 


IT WOULD 
SEEM SOME 
GREAT 
POWER HAS 
LURCHED 
INTO MOTION 
WITHIN. 









































































































wll) 










































AAR I) Me \ 
"// WHAT'S 
UY Bj . == GOING 
ee 1 ' ONP! 
MAGICULES ; SI 
WERE SO f = YZ 
DENSELY =ce " f 
PACKED, BUT NI, - \ 
NOW THEY'RE wits = “7 i \\ 
JUST PLAIN <A UL ANUP \) 
GONE! “SS \ 
\ g LG 0 Go 9G EE 
es NAR SERIA 






Z L7 SAN 
Z fi =x \ Ye 


cg i 
y Z - <k Hy Wy 
Z aes 






AND 
EVERYONE ZF 


IN TOWN 
HAS FALLEN = 
ASLEEP... & 


SS 
« : 
Mont SPs) 











/S THAT... |. 


RIMURU 





I HAVE 
RETURNED, | 
MY LIEGE. 


I TOLD 
HIM TO 
WAIT 
BACK 
THERE! 





















IF 
YOU WILL 
FORGIVE 
YOU My IMPER- 


SEEM 
I ee 
TO BE TINENCE 


LACKING IN 
MAGICAL 
ENERGY... 













EXPENDING 
LIFEFORCE 













REQUIRED 


AMOUNT 
TO SUB- HAS NOT 
STITUTE. BEEN MET. 


YOU NEED 
NOT USE 
YOUR OWN 
LIFE AS A... 
SUBSTITUTE... 


MIGHT I 
OFFER A 
BETTER 
















MAKE 
USE OF 
THESE 
ONES, 
PLEASE. 











FOR US, 
THERE IS 
NO GREATER 
PLEASURE 
THAN TO BE 
OF USE TO 
OUR MASTER. 


». UNDERSTOOD. 
IMPLE- NECESSARY 
MENTING MAGICULE 


SUGGES- AMOUNT IS 
TION. ATTAINABLE. 



























































44 












ACCUMU- 
LATION OF 
NECESSARY 
MAGICULE 

AMOUNT 
HAS BEEN 
CONFIRMED. 












RESUMING 
THE RITUAL 
OF RESUR- 
RECTION. 


ae 
_ + Temes Pe nee 











“| rection. 














Such 
great arts 
require a 
vast amount 
of magical 
energy to 
execute. 














the power 

needed to 
control them 

is beyond 
imagination. 








The 
rate of 
success 
is only 
3.14%. 








. that 
number 
was derived 
prior to the 
evolution 
to Demon 
Lord. 























eres 




































































oS 











Me 


As 
THAN 
i i 

( i 


- 


y} 
Mi 





wr tt AY) LOTAH. : 
IMac F LAY 


EVOLU- 
TIONARY 


RIMURU 
HAS 
EVOLVED 
INTO A 
DEMON 
LORD. 





























AND 
EVERYONE 
WILL 

RECEIVE 
slaneo  A“GIFT." 
BENEFIT oF YOU COULD 

THEIR MAS- THINK OF 
TER'S EvO- —T AS... 
LUTION. 





L 





THOSE 
WHO ARE 
WITHIN LORD 
RIMURU'S 
LINEAGE— 
HIS 
PATRONAGE— 
IN HAVE GONE 


INTO EVO- 
EXCHANGE 
FOR THEIR LUTIONARY 


GIFTS. REP 























DID 
THEIR 
SOULS 
COME 
BACK TO 
THEIR 
BODIES 


BUT IT'S 
STILL TOO 
SOON 
FOR RELIEF. 





WHAT 
ABOUT 
SHION 

AND THE 

OTHERS?! 

ARE THEY 
ALIVEP! 









THEY'VE 
BEEN 
THANKS sSUCCESS- 


TOHIS FULLY RE- 
DEMON VINED, 





THE FACT 
THERE'S REMAINS 
NO THAT THEY 
GUARANTEE WERE 
THEIR DEAD. 
MEMORIES 





= 
SS W1ONG, 







S LONG LIFE, s)) Rg RON Let's Get 
IVE NEVER tL i mo EVERYONE 
: ie ee A INSIDE AND 


SEEN SUCH 





OUT OF THE 
ELEMENTS! 





CLAYMAN 
PALES IN 
COMPARI- 
SON... 






THEY'RE 
OBABLY |* 
FINE. 
















I BETTER MAKE 









IT CLEAR THAT UH, 
EURAZANIA MJUR- 
SHOULD NOT RAN? 
ATTACK TEMPEST 
UNDER ANY 






CIRCUMSTANCES... 












































cunpren Tempest RevivalFestival 














GOOD 
MORNING, 
LORD 
RIMURU! 





GOOD 
MORNING, 
SHION. 


ROYONG 





























I'M 
GLAD 
TO SEE 
YOU'RE 
BACK TO 
LIFE AND 
LOOKING 
CHIPPER. 
























































LEN 
[FEE 
ASS WSh —\ 


Se 


yj, ay 


a 
f 


THAT'S 
REALLY 
GREAT 
TO 
HEAR. 





60 


STUPID SAGE, 
LORD | FREAKING ME 
RIMURU! | | OUT BY GIVING 





ME A CHANCE 
OF SUCCESS 
NO HIGHER 
THAN F7... 





































I'M 
GLAD TO 
SEE YOU 
AWAKE 
ALREADY. 





















































RECALL THE 
ARRANGEMENT 
YOU MADE 
WITH ME FOR 
AFTER YOU 
AWOKEP 


OF REASON PASSWORD... 


AFTER BE- 
COMING A 
DEMON 
LORD. 





























































































































KIND OF 
PASS- 
WORD 

IS THISP 


YES, OF 
COURSE 
I RE- 


MEMBER. 


THEN 
ALLOW 
ME TO 
PROCEED. 


IF I 
ASK YOU, 
“SHION'S 


SHION'S 


WHICH shed 


IS WHAT 
MAKES IT 
PERFECT. 


THE 
HOPE 
IS THAT 
THAT'S SHE'LL 
WHAT WILL HEAR IT 
MAKE HER AND BE 
WAKE Up. FURIOUS... 











HUHP DID 
YOU SAY 
SOMETHING 
ABOUT MY 
COOKING? 


“SHION'S 
COOKING 
ier? 


CALM 
DOWN. 


THIS 
/S THE OH NOS 


MOMENT | 1 THTHIS 
TO CALL f S/TUATION 
ON GREAT fi es /S WAY TOO 
SAGE. z DANGEROUS 
// 
DAMN YOU, 
BEN/IMARU! 
YOU SET 
ME UPI! 


What's with 
that smirk? 





FOR ITEMS 
REQUIRING 
URGENT 
ACTION, 
RAPHAEL 
WILL 
SUGGEST A 
STRATEGIC 


RESPONSE. 










so OH, 
THAT'S I SEE 
WHY YOU 
TOLD ME 
TO COOK 
SOMETHING 
AHEAD 
OF TIME. 


Good thinking) 


Lord Benimard. 6 





GREAT 
SAGE /S 
GONEP/ 


And there are a 
bunch more skills 
I don't recognize!’ 


7. 4 





TAWMENT: oa 
ULATION at He 


ay Pasa ATA 
ql FELZEGUIRY LM 





UNIQUE 
SKILL 


"GREAT SAGE" 


ULTIMATE 
SKILL 
"RAPHAEL." 





























I DO HE MUST 
BELIEVE WANT TO 
HE'D LIKE EAT YOUR 
TO SEE HOw COOKING 
FAR ALONG AGAIN. 
YOUR HARD 
WORK HAS 
TAKEN YOU. 















64 







































YOU 
> NEEDED 
THE 
PASS- 
WORD, 
> 
IDO YES! 
REMEMBER 
IT, OF 
COURSE. 










NATU- 




















WAS 
“SHION'S 








COOKING /S 
ABSOLUTELY 
DISGUSTING.” 
















— RALLY, I NOW, 
WOULDN'T THAT DISH 
IS MEANT 
FOR LORD 
RIMURU. 


JUST A 
MOMENT, 
BENIMARU. 


THE SPECIAL 
PASSWORD 
THAT BEN/MARU 
CAME UP WITH, 
IF I REMEMBER 


ML WAN 





W- 
HE'S WAIT, 
ONLY JUST SHION 
AWAKENED! =! 
HE'S INA 
STATE OF 
CONFUSION! 


I AM LORD 
RIMURU'S 
IN ANY CASE, 


DIRECT 
' REPORT, SO 
I DION'T HONORABLE 
SO EAGER : NECESSARY. 
TO EAT MY : 
COOKING... | 





THERE'S 
NO REASON 
; TO HOLD 
= YOURSELF 
BACK. I'LL 
FEED YOU 
S UNTIL YOU 
SIMPLY CAN'T [| 
EAT ANOTHER [x 
BITE. 






















































HMM? 
OH, YES, 
OF 
COURSE 








TO 























Now 
I'LL 
COME 
BACK 


AS MANY 
TIMES 
AS IT 

TAKES! 


BUT 
THIS TIME, 
I SMOOTHLY 
AVOIDED 
DANGER AND 
PROVIDED A 
COUNTERBLOW 
TO THE 
PERPETRATOR. 
VERY WISE 
ADVICE. 


LORD 
RIMURU, 








WE'D 
































LIFE 





= 








il 


sf TI 


(ews 











THEY HAVE 
THE SAME 
KNOWLEDGE 
AND 

PERSONALITY 

AS IN THEIR 

THEY ALL LIFE BEFORE. 
ACQUIRED 
THE EXTRA 

SKILL 

“COMPLETE 
MEMORY.” 

































































I SEE. 
RAPHAEL, 
LORD OF 
WISDOM, 

HUH? 


WITH 
GREAT SAGE, 
I AVOIDED 
DANGER BY 
SACRIFICING 
POOR, 
INNOCENT 
GOBTA... 









SO My 
HELPFUL 
PARTNER 
/S NOW 
EVEN 
MORE 
HELPFUL. 
































































































































GAINED 
SOME 
OTHER 
SKILLS 

THEY 
WANTED. 

















SCLIEI 


—- 


A QS EEE ILIL_T]| 


A 
ea 


HUMBLE 
RIGURD'S 
CHEST IS 
BURSTING 
WITH Joy!! 













PERHAPS 
THEY ALSO 









THEY ALL 
RECEIVED 
SPECIAL 
“GIFTS” 

WHILE 

I WAS 
ASLEEP, 
APPAR- 

ENTLY. 














































oy vo WN 
oo Z eo f \N 


































































LORD 
RIMURU!! 
YOU HAVE 
AWAKENED! 
YOUR 
HUMBLE /—=— 
RIGURD— 














































































































































AN QR 
TTT 

































































































































































































































































i = [mun Tiny 





HN %, 
. I ty 


































































FESTI- 
VALP 





IT'S 
INCREDIBLE 
THAT YOU'VE 

CLEARED 
UP ALL THE 
RUBBLE 
ALREADY... 














































































































































































































































































































SO 
WE WERE 
PUTTING 
TOGETHER 
EMERGENCY 
FOOD 
SUPPLIES... 


AND THE 
REFUGEES 
FROM 
EURAZANIA 
SHOULD BE 
ARRIVING 


THERE ARE 
SOME WHO 
HAVE NOT 
FULLY 
RECOVERED 
FROM THEIR 


SOON. phy AWAKENING. 


BUT 
NOW THAT 
YOU'VE 

PREPARE AWAKENED, yh Ge. I WAS TOO 

A SPON- MY LORD... SSE] CONSUMED 

TANEOUS TERESI = WITH MY OWN 

FESTIVAL! nobaeVS 
AFFAIRS TO 
DO ANYTHING. 
BETTER THINK 
ABOUT THAT, 

TOO... 


OH, RIGHT. 
MILIM 
DECLARED 
WAR ON 
THEM OR 
SOMETHING? 


JE FLO CE, 
pL LS 


/ 
fen 


THE AMAZING 
THING ABOUT 
OUR LAND /S 
THAT WE CAN 
PUT ON A 
FESTIVAL THAT'S 
“SPONTANEOUS.” 


ILL SPEAK TO 
THE REFUGEES’ 
REPRESENTATIVES 
LATER TO LEARN 
THE STATE OF 
EURAZANIA. 





SHUNA’S 
COOKING... 

















LADY SHUNA 
HAS TAKEN 
THE LEAD IN 
PREPARING 
THE 
EMERGENCY 
FOOD SUPPLY. 











TT Me , 
_ _ SSE? 


PLEASE, - 2 =] FINISHED 
TAKEA fo - Sf SS) MY MEAL 
: . PREPARA- 





71 














WE 
SHOULD 


SHE'S REALLY 
WORKED TASTE 


HARD ON 
THIS MEAL! togetHER! 
MAYBE 
THERE'S 
BEEN A A 
MIRACLE, 
AND IT 
ACTUALLY eS 
Tastes «6 nn 
Goop!! 





WAIT A 
MINUTE! 
WHY DO 

IT HAVE 

TO EAT 


pee Ss a 


ed a Sava ia 


| 
L 


AS IF MIRA- F 
CLES HAP- 


rm PEN THAT 





SHE PUT THE 
INGREDIENTS 
IN WHOLE. 
THERE'S NO 
WAY THIS 
/S GOODS 
WHAT HAVE 
YOU BEEN 
DOING ALL 
THIS TIME, 
BEN/MARU? 


THE 
HELL 
'S HE 
SAYING? 


With thet 
COrielenr 
OT. 


OH NO... 
THERE'S 
NO WAY 
OUT OF 
THIS 
NOW... 


I LEFT 
YOU IN 
CHARGE OF 
IMPROVING 
SHION'S 
COOKING, 
DION'T IP 


WHEN 
I WAS 
A CHILD, 
HOW I THOUGHT 
WRONG NOTHING 


I WAS. WAS 
IMPOSSIBLE. 








74 















poe | Wa ia 
— Hey >\- 





. WHEN 
RECEIVING 
MY GIFT, 
I PRAYED 
TO BECOME 
BETTER AT 
COOKING. 


AND 
sol 
GAINED 
THIS 


“MASTER 
CHEF” 


SPECIAL 
ABILITY. 














WISHES FOR 
SOMETHING 
LIKE THAT IN 
THE MOMENT 
THEY MIGHT 
COME BACK 
TO LIFEP 
















































































DON'T 


KNOW 


IT 
TASTES 
GOOD, 

BUT THE 
LOOK AND 

TEXTURE 
ARE AWFUL. 


ALLOWS YOU 


TASTE YOU/RE 
IMAGINING AS 


NEXT TIME, 
WORK 

A LITTLE 

HARDER ON 


APPARENTLY, 
THIS SKILL 


TO ACHIEVE 
WHATEVER 


YOU COOK. 


PREPPING 
YOUR 
INGREDI- 
ENTS. 





























































































































\ 


AK 

































































FESTIVAL 
(WORKING 
TITLE) 

I 
































78 


QO 


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fe 
SECS 





































































I OFFER 
YOU MY 
HEARTFELT 
CONGRATU- 
LATIONS 
ON YOUR 
ASCENT 
TO DEMON 
LORD. 





















81 














DEMON... Y= 
WHOSE YOU 
HEART JEST. 
YOU'VE 
WOUNDED 
MOST 
GRIEV- 








IS ONE 
OF THE 
DEMONS 
THAT YOU 
SUMMONED. 





AHH, I 
REMEMBER 
NOW. 


ra 
SUMMONED 
THREE 
GREATER 
DEMONS 
JUST 


BEFORE 
FALLING 
ASLEEP. 








































































































\ \\\\ // 
YOU NW 
CAN \\ i | ! f/ 
aren oe THANKS 
Nee: i SORRY FORALL 
—S aa TO OF THE 
7) oa f =) KEEP HELP, 
Ss YOU MAN. 
=F = STUCK 
HEART CORE — = HERE a 
fo ° 0 Pay = u a | : 
be & wana 271 —_———* = 1 == I ij 
Z Y. : rs y\ — 7 1 
Uy } An aaa fe L it ca | —meonee 

















I BET HE 
WANTED TO 
GET BACK 
HOME, 
AND WAS 


VUST DYING 
FOR ME TO 
GIVE HIM 
PERMISSION. 
































CONSIDER 

















yp” 
y 
/ 








UH-OH. 
DID I NOT 
GIVE YOU 
ENOUGH 
OFA 
REWARD 
= 





AS 
REQUESTED 
INCLUDED _OF YOU 
PRIOR TO 
AMONG sp 
YOUR _ 
FOLLOWERS. 

















OH RIGHT. 
HE SAID 
SOMETHING 
ABOUT 
CONTINUING 
TO SERVE ME, 
RIGHT 
AFTER THE 
SUMMONING... 












HMM? 
WAIT A 
SECOND 




















HE'S 
NOT A 
GREATER 
DEMON’ 



















THE 
OTHER 



















ANSWER: 
THEY WERE HAPPENED BUT TWO WHO 
CONSUMED TO THOSE THIS APPEARED 
FOR EXTRA : ONE /S WITH HIM 
EXECUTING SOMETHING GREATER 
THE RITUAL BEYOND DEMONS... 
OF RESUR- TWAT. 

RECTION. 











PLUS, HE'S 

TOUGH, AND 

ISA I WOULDN'T 

RISKY WANT HIM 
CHOICE, TO GET 

BUT... REBELLIOUS. 






ANYWAY, RAPHAEL 

IN LIGHT OF /S KINDA 

THAT, I GUESS RUTHLESS 
IT'D BE CRUEL 
TO JUST SEND 

THIS GUY HOME. 































































a ee Se \\ Wares. hf tod 4 Sp hp yy feo ~~ 
WW X\ Ay veel Wat! } yl / ye / Gee Cs 
AS Vi pace a a ee: Fi ppl ge SPU, 
Re i ae a PE gy ie / / 
\ \\ | 7 OU ple ye / 
ee eee 
Ge ; 
pe 
: SLY, 
DON'T \\ .: ee 
CALL ME Geta ae wee 
"MY LIEGE," yas Se 
IT SOUNDS SCAG 4 2, : 
AS RAN OS 
oe IN THAT RIGHT. | ~~ 
Sars CASE, zs 
Se YOU'RE 
ae ONE OF eae 
aes US NOW. pee, 


l) 
hy 
/ 


GRATITUDE, 
MY LIEGE!! 






Lora’ 
Rimuru... 









AHH, 
SUCH A 









GEEZ, 











THIS GUY SUBLIME 
1S SO OVER SOUND 
THE TOP. UPON MY 
NO ONE. EARS... 
CONSIDER 
ME A 


NAMELESS 





86 


LOOKS 
LIKE A 
HIGHER 
BEING, 
BUT HAS 
NO NAME... 


IN THAT 
CASE, 
YOUR 

NAME IS 

DIABLO. 





TOOK LIKE 
HALF OF My IT THINK 
ENERGY... I’M GETTING 
USED TO 
LOSING My 
MAGICULES 
WHEN GIVING 
OUT NAMES. 


NOTICE: SE 
: Zz THOUGHT 
SINCE A HIGHER | | WHENI DID 


BECOMING BEING \\ BERETTA 


A DEMON Zo \ THE GREATER 
WOULD j : 
THEREFORE, LORD, TAKEA | jy DEMON, 


ites CIE: MUCH THAT TOOK 
PERCENTAGE MAGICAL | eee Ny a isa 
OF ENERGY ENERGY jodie 
TAKEN IS LEVEL 15 CHUNK 
NOT A GREATLY 1 ouroF 
USEFUL INCREASED, jS ME. 
METRIC. MASTER. 


NEGA- THE WAY, 
TIVE: RAPHAEL, 
ue HAS YOUR 

IMAGI- WAY OF 

NATION. SPEAKING 

GOTTEN 


SMOOTHER 
f=) 


























ling M2 
eer = 





























_— 


THE INCREASE 
IN MAGICAL 
ENERGY FROM 
ADVANCING TO 
DEMON LORD 
WAS OVER 
TENFOLO. 














| Guy TURNS | 
INTO A TOTAL | 
MONSTER? 


\ | a 
a 





EVOLUTION 
IS ENDING. 


V 


MY CHEST 
IS FULL TO 
BURSTING 
WITH 
GRATITUDE, 
LORD 
RIMURU. 


GG VY g ey Z ] 


4 Ld we 


THIS IS 
DIABLO. 
GET 
ALONG, 
YOU 
TWO. 


WOULD BE 
DELIGHTED 
TO SERVE 
YOU 
FAITHFULLY. 


I FEEL 

LIKE... 
I CAN'T 
LET MY 
GUARD 
DOWN 
AROUND 

HIM. 


























THEY HAVE 
MUCH TO 
DISCUSS... 


ANYWAY, 
BENIMARU, 
DID YOU 
WANT 
SOME- 

THINGP 


KA 
HA HA 
HA HA. 
NICE TO 

MEET YOU, 
BENIMARU. 


yes. 
I HAD THEM 


STANDING 
BY UNTIL THE 
FESTIVITIES 
HAD CALMED 
DOWN A BIT... 


IT'S THE 
THREE 
BEAST- 

KETEERS 

OF EURA- 





Y 


REGARD- 
ING THE 
OUTCOME 
OF THE 
BATTLE 
BETWEEN 
DEMON 
AND LORD 
DEMON MILIM... 
LORD 
CARRION. 








VISIT TO 
SHOW 
HER, 
WHEN- 
EVER WE 
CAN. 


THAT 
I FIRST 
REALIZED 
THAT GOD 
WASN'T 
REAL. 





YES... 
I KNOW. 
SHE WAS 
LOOKING 
FORWARD 
TO SEEING 
HOW YOU 
WOULD 
GROW 
UP. 


WHEN I 
WATCHED 
MY WIFE DIE, 
LEAVING 
BEHIND OUR 
YOUNG 
CHILDREN... 


COURSE 


WHY IT'S 
WOULD JUST 
HE TAKE NOT 
MOMMY FAIR. 

AWAY 
SO 
SOON 


IF THERE'S 
ANYTHING 
WE CAN DO, 
JUST SAY 
THE WORD. 





















































tom 
o 
o 
oo 
Wn 


Clover at Death’ 


canter @ 





C'MON, 
YOU KNOW 
BETTER THAN 
TO DO THAT. 
LOOKING AT 
A PORTRAIT 
OF YOUR 
LOVER BEFORE 
A BATTLEP 
YOU'LL CURSE 
YOURSELF! 





142 


PRESSED 
THEY VE : CLOVER 


FOUND 
SOME 
GROWING 
NEAR THEIR 
MOTHER'S 
GRAVE. 


YOU ade, 8 WELL, 
COULD q THE THE 
PROBABLY yg ‘PENDANT'S CLOVER 
GET SOLID BX “VA WORTH ASIDE... 
WHY CASH FOR & } 2) ©. GOOD 
WOULD I & 2 MONEY, 


SELL ITP 
IT'SA 
MEMENTO 
OF MY 
WIFE. 


KEH! 
YOU DON'T 
NEED TO 
SELL THAT 
TAWDRY 
TRINKET. 


ABOUT 
TO MAKE 
OURSELVES 
A FORTUNE. 





BE STUPID. 
THEY MEAN 
THE COM- 
MANDERS. 


BUT DID YOU 
HEAR WHAT 
THE SCOUT 

PARTY SAIDP 

FOR MONSTERS, 

THEY'VE GOT 

A LOT OF FINE 


I HEARD 
THAT IF YOU 
DISTINGUISH 

YOURSELF 
IN BATTLE 
ENOUGH, 

THEY'LL 

GIVE YOU 
LORDSHIP 
OVER PART 

OF THE 

TERRITORY. 


SAY THIS 
TEMPEST 
PLACE IS 
PRETTY 
RICH, 
YEAHP 


WE'LL 
JUST GET 
THE LEFT- 





WOW, 
REALLYP 
SO WE 
GET TO 
BLOW OFF 
STEAM 
WHILE IN 
THE FIELD, 


UM... 


: I KNOW 
( pee ae)! bandas THIS IS WAR, 

THEY'RE o. af) "DEOPLE." BUT WE 
MON- - eS , SHOULDN'T 
STERS. oo BE HARMING 
\ THE COMMON 

PEOPLE... 


WE'VE 
GOT THE 
APPROVAL 
OF THE 
WE 
CAN DO WESTERN 


HOLY 
ANYTHING = chuecH. 


WE 
WANT TO 
MONSTERS. 





MY 
BOW'S 


NOT 
FEELING 
I RIGHT. 


NEED 
TO RE- 
STRING 

IT. 











THEY'RE |. 
JUST BS WHAT'S 





















FEELING |. 
\a HOW WRONG 
GUTSY <3 4.) CAN WITH 


THE 


HAPPENS 
ALL THE fiji, 
TIME. 






































146 


aed | | THAT SORT CAMPAIGN, 

/S REAL, fee it OF MINDSET, Isnt IT? 
WHY ~~ BUT YOU'LL 

DOESN'T (| | FIND THINGS 


HE CARE Co. EASIER 

ABOUT IF YOU 

PEOPLE OY “| GET UseD 
LIKE 


THEM? 












































THE 
SAME 
BE QUESTION 
ie APPLIES 
THERE is TO THE 
WAS NO si PEOPLE 
TRUE ie WHO 
PURPOSE RUN THE 
OR CAUSE [FI I COUNTRY. 
BEHIND A 
THE KING’S 
SPEECH 
BEFORE {fi 
WE LEFT. 








































































THE 
ARCH- 
BISHOP 
GAVE 
A VERY 
LONG AND 
EMPTY 
SERMON. 


147 





LI HAVE 
MY OWN 
REASONS 

FOR FIGHT- 


WELL... 
THAT'S 
I’M NOT FINE. 
DOING /T 
FOR THE 
NATION OR 
FOR GOD. 





ING. 





I CANT 
BE AS 
LACKADAISICAL 
BUT I AS THOSE 
DO WISH FELLOWS... 
TO WIN 
HONORS, 
TOO. 























/FI 


WANT TO 
a PROTECT 


My 
HAVE TO 
STRUGGLE FAMILY... 
ALL I CAN. 





148 


149 


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WS 
ASS 


~ 


Ss 
~ RS WSN 
SNS 


Dp 


a 


BUT 
IVE GOTA 
CAUSE OF 
MY OWN TO 

FOLLOW. 


SORRY TO 
THE PEOPLE 
WHO LIVE IN 
THE LAND OF 
MONSTERS... 





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by /% 
Mobs y 
iy G, 
iy 7 


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(of Yj, 2 Lf Pify , 
Why g MEY 


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Vi tig b; ; ; 


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¢. 


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1) \) (eas [= 


HEY, 
KID! 
CAN 


TN Le 
Lane 
WW" 





WHAT 
'S THIS? 
WHAT'S 
GOING ON 
HERRERA! 








WAIT A 
MINUTE! 
SLOW 
DOWN’ 








SOMEONE 
EXPLA/N 
THIS! 


WHAT 
JUST 
HAPPENED 








Za 


ee i oa 


aie Wh wae 
a 


wes 


g ah“ g 
: ey ! Bir“ 





YOUNGER. 


P... 
PLEASE... 


DON'T... 
KILL... 


uy ee 
ote 





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‘S y 
‘Ve 


Ni 



































THE 
SUPER- 
NATURAL 
BEING 
IN MY 
SEEMED = PRESENCE 


TO SEE - 
RIGHT 
THROUGH 
EVERY- 
THING. 



































































PLEASE 
DON'T 
KILL MY 
FAMILY. 




























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WHAT 1 a 
THIS PENANCE. 
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STILL... 





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CHILDREN 
DON'T 

KNOW fA 
THING 
ABOUT 






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BEHIND 
THAT QUIET 
DEMEANOR 


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158 


































rr HAoN’r RIGHT. 


OCCURRED 
7O ME, 
BECAUSE 
OF THE 
DEMONIC 
WINGS. 











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160 


I 


HAVE NO 
O 
TO DO 
AT 


TH 


REASON 
R 
NEED 





IN THE MOMENT I PASSED 
THROUGH DEATH'S DOOR 

























































































ty, 
ice 





Reincarnate 
in Volume 16° 


+YES 
NU 





Bonus 
Short Story 


Veldora's Slime Observation Journal 


~RESURRECTION~ 


Veldora's Slime Observation Journal 


~RESURRECTION~ 


BIRTH OF A DEMON LORD @ 
"I'm so bored." 


"Bored...? Master Veldora, this scene is extremely tense. Is 
that really all you have to say?" 


"But it is the truth! Rimuru has gone into evolutionary sleep, 
SO we cannot even peer through his eyes at the outside world. 
Tam so incredibly bored!" 


Ina sense, evolutionary sleep is even worse than sleep mode. 
Because it is a trial on the path to being a Demon Lord, it is 
only natural that it cannot be easily overcome. In fact, he may 
not awaken for another week. 


There are two types of Demon Lord: those who simply call 
themselves one, and the true Demon Lords that the world 
recognizes as such. The Harvest Festival is a ritual in which 
the Demon Lord seed buds, and the individual transforms 
into a True Demon Lord. 


It is certainly an evolution. 

This will put Rimuru among the ranks of the awakened 
Demon Lords. And that means I will not be able to sit back 
and take it slow. I must escape this prison and find a way to 


aid Rimuru! 


So I resumed my task. Ifrit massaged my shoulders as I fo- 
cused on decoding Unlimited Imprisonment. 


Decoding and decoding and decoding and—? 


Hmm. Something is strange. 


It's moving so quickly. In fact, I feel power coursing through 
me. 


The decoding process is happening several times faster, several 
dozen times, a hundred times--maybe even several hundred 
times faster?! 


How amazing am I?! 


Wait, no, no, of course that isn't it. My power would not in- 
crease so vastly for no good reason. 


"What's the matter, Master Veldora?" 


"Listen to me, Ifrit. For some reason, my Inquirer skill is 
many times more effective than it was before. It makes me 
wonder what could have caused such a change." 


"Oh, really? How much more powerful?" 


"Hmm. It is still increasing, but at this point, I would say... 
three hundred and forty-five times more powerful?" 


"Huh?!" Ifrit gaped. Well, that is a natural reaction. "That 
doesn't make sense! It's clearly an abnormal turn of events. 
Did you eat something expired? I bet you were snacking on 
various things you found without knowing where they came 
from." 


"Do not tell jokes, Ifrit!" 


"My apologies, I lost myself for a moment. Anyway, how are 
you taking this so calmly, Master Veldora?" 


"Well, because it is easy now. If I continue working at this 
pace, my liberation will come very soon! Kwaa ha ha ha!" 


"I'm sure it will...but do you have any guesses as to why this 
is happening?" 


Hmm. Guesses? My skills would not rise without meaning, 
so it would stand to reason that there is a cause. 


"Actually, it seems that the decoding speed has risen on 
Rimuru's side as well. I would suppose that in the process 
of awakening to his Demon Lord powers, the computational 
power of his skills has risen." 


"And your own skills have improved in the wake of that, 
Master Veldora? Well, that would be an optimistic view of it." 


"Hmm?" 
"I mean, maybe it's your life—" 
"My life?!” 


"The last embers of your life, shining brighter than ever be- 
fore. That would be concerning." 


"That is preposterous. Kwa ha ha ha...it, it can't be..." 


It's a rather frightening suggestion, Ifrit. And made all the 
worse by how serious he looked as he said it. 


While I couldn't help but be a bit concerned, I told myself 
that it couldn't be the case. But in the meantime... 


"Gyai--?! It's...too fast...I do not know what to do!!" 


The information was being processed faster than my ability 
to comprehend it. 


And it has nothing to do with my own will. Rimuru is going 
to extreme lengths, wielding my skills as if they are his own. 


But in fact, something does not add up. 


This phenomenon is simply not possible for a Unique Skill 
to achieve. It's as though it is rewriting the laws of the world. 


There are skills that exist on a different plane, much like the 
powers conferred by the title of "Hero," but even they have a 
basic limit to their effectiveness. 


But what Rimuru is doing goes far beyond what I know as 
common sense. For one thing, the Harvest Festival is a spe- 
cies-level evolution process. It does not involve the altering 
of skills and abilities. 


It dawned upon me that whatever was happening was very 
mysterious, indeed. 


And this is all occurring while Rimuru's mind is locked in 
darkness. Yet I am being manipulated by Rimuru's skills. I 
have no idea what is happening. And not only that... 


"Ah! Master Veldora, look there!" Ifrit yelped in alarm. I, of 
course, had already noticed it. 


The connection to the outside was restored, allowing us to 
view what was transpiring. 


"Why? Why would this be...?" I murmured. We could see 
Rimuru's companions. In particular, Benimaru. 


He seemed to be resisting the lull of sleep. As I recall, the Har- 
vest Festival offers a Gift to all monsters under the soul lin- 
eage of the awakening Demon Lord. The process bequeaths 
blessings, and was to be a crucial step in resurrecting Shion. 


As his right-hand man, it only makes sense that Benimaru 
would receive a Gift as well. 


But that would also require going into evolutionary sleep. It 
is curious that he would resist it. Perhaps Benimaru's sense 
of responsibility makes him resist; if so, it must be tremen- 
dous. 


That, however, is not the most surprising part. 


Unbelievably enough, Rimuru himself stood up, when he 
was supposed to be sleeping!! 


"Notice. Slumber now. I will handle the rest.” 


It was Rimuru, speaking to Benimaru. 


In that instant, Benimaru relaxed and sank into unconscious- 
ness. He must have reached his limit, and deserved to rest— 
but in this moment, Rimuru is more important than my 
concern for Benimaru. 

The Harvest Festival is meant for the World to test the indi- 
vidual to see if they are worthy of awakening as a Demon 
Lord. The idea that he could simply ignore it is... 


In simple cases of evolution, that might be one thing, but in 
this situation, it is unthinkable. 


"Do you think that's really Lord Rimuru?" 
"Hmm..." 
If not Rimuru, then who would it be? 


It couldn't be an autonomous skill...unless—no. No, that 
cannot be right. 


I thought of that once when I first met him, but ruled the 
possibility out. 


There are skills that activate automatically under the owner's 
control, but I have never heard of a skill that is entirely au- 
tonomous. And a skill that activates while the owner is un- 
aware might as well have a mind of its own... 

"Who...are you? Are you Demon Lord Rimuru?" 

Oh! 

That woman...that is the majin named Mjurran, yes? 

She asked just the question that I wanted to ask! 

And the answer? 

"A proxy.” 


Fwhah? A proxy? That? 


"Master Veldora, what do you suppose this means?" 

That's what I wish to know! 

I mean, that is Rimuru...but it is a proxy? 

But if so, that could possibly crumble the very premise that 
skills cannot have a mind of their own. And in that case, it 
would mean that the hypotheses I've been laboring under 
have been completely incorrect for all of this time... 


That is a problem. I glanced at Ifrit. 


"Master Veldora, is it possible that what we've assumed was 
Lord Rimuru all of this time is actually..." 


"I knew already." 

"Huh?" 

"From the very beginning, I sensed that Rimuru's skills were 
special. Yes, they are autonomous!" I said, pretending as 
though this were completely obvious. 

I mustn't panic. If I do, it will expose my lie. 

"I'm amazed, Master Veldora!" 

Yes! Thank goodness that Ifrit is so gullib-- 

"I cannot believe you think you can trick me like that!! You 
always explain things as though you are very proud of them, 
but I know that you weren't aware of this either!" 


Gaaah! It did not work! 


But I will not give up. If I give up now, all of the dignity and 
respect I have earned could vanish like mist in the wind. 


"D-Do not speak nonsense! I was waiting for you to notice, 
of course! If I were to teach you everything, it would not aid 
your growth! That is what it means, Ifrit!" 


"Really?" 
"But of course. Ifrit, have I ever lied to you?" 


"I don't have to think hard to remember being tricked quite 
a lot..." 


"I've not a single memory of such. But even if that were the 
case, Ifrit, it is merely a discrepancy in our views. I have 
never intended to lead you astray. My point is that it is not 
my fault." 


"What kind of logic is that...? Though I'll admit, it's very 
much in character for you." 


Ahh, thank goodness. Somehow, I managed to get Ifrit on 
my side. Ifrit, my dear, close friend. I may have been a bit 
forceful, but it seems our usual trusting relationship has won 
out. 


In the meantime, however, things have changed outside. 


The will of the skills, Rimuru's proxy, has begun the ritual of 
resurrecting the dead. 


"Notice. In the name of Raphael, Lord of Wisdom, I order thee. 
Gluttony, now known as the Ultimate Skill "Beelzebub,’ to devour 
all of the magicules within the barrier. Leave not the tiniest shred 
of soul.” 


Apparently, the skill's name is now Raphael. And this is the 
skill with which Ifrit and I were conversing for all of this 
time. 


The term "Ultimate Skill" is a curious one to me. 


As I understand it, the highest level of skills are those associ- 
ated with Angels and the Deadly Sins, as well as special 
abilities such as the Hero's "Absolute Severance" and "Unlim- 
ited Imprisonment." There were more, I believe, but I am not 
familiar with the term "Ultimate Skill." 


But—although I do not wish to admit it— perhaps my sisters 
would know. 


I have disintegrated and returned to life many times, but 
I retain fragments of memory from before disintegrating. 
Among all of these memories, despite having a greater 
amount of energy, I cannot recall ever having beaten them 
in competition. 


The eldest of my sisters, in particular, had won in a flash. 


A literal flash, that is. By the time I saw the white, my life 
was over. 


Though I don't wish to admit it, you couldn't even call that a 
fight. Could the Ultimate Skill be the key to that? It began to 
seem likely to me. 


But I still cannot understand this proxy of Rimuru's. Can a 
Unique Skill with a will of its own give orders to an Ultimate 
Skill? 


And the question remains if it had evolved into an Ultimate 
Skill itself. I cannot fathom how it can use a power its own 
equal without consulting its master. 


At that point, I suppose I should say that I do not understand 
the concept of skill evolution, either. Perhaps that is beside 
the point. 


I can consider these things later. For now, I should watch to 
see if the ritual is successful or not. 


Shion and the other dead lie so still, they appear to be peace- 
fully sleeping. I can only pray they recover safely. 


I would gladly give my own It-li-li-luh-luh-la-lurrr, 
bwaaaagh!! 


No mercy!! 


Raphael has no mercy! It is gouging my magicules for all 
they are worth. It simply took them, as one might take an- 
other's wallet, and helped itself to the contents! 


Ahh, what a familiar and nostalgic feeling. This happened 
every time Rimuru named a monster, so there is no doubt 
that it is the same mind at work. 


Normally, I would wish for a bit of restraint, but in this 
one case, I shall forgive it. As a matter of fact, it took more 
than usual, right up to my limit, and even that was not quite 
enough, it seems. 


The archdemon that Rimuru summoned came to point that 
out. He is a slimy and unctuous fellow, but I sense a deep 
and incalculable power in him. Therefore, his words had the 
ring of truth, and Raphael agreed with me. 

I would have thought I had more than enough... 
“Affirmative: It is not magical energy you lack, but desire. The will 
to live. The best replacement for that would be a demon, the very 
incarnation of desire.” 


Fwhaaa? 


So were you planning on using this demon from the very 
start? 


“Affirmative: Is there a problem with that?” 

Um, no. Not a problem... but it's scary. 

Rimuru's skill Raphael frightens me. 

I understand that there are things in this world one must 
never take a hostile stance towards. It is divine truth! Follow 


this rule, and you too can live a life that is reasonably blissful. 


"Ifrit, I will tell you this. My list of 'those never to be crossed’ 
now includes the name Raphael." 


"Huh? It took you that long? I've had it carved into my heart 
for ages." 


"Kwaaa ha ha ha, very sassy, you are." 


"Ha ha ha. This is all thanks to your ways of discipline, Mas- 
ter Veldora,” chuckled Ifrit. 


The outcome of the ritual? I need not even watch. 


With the computational power of Raphael, the skill that sees 
all, it could not possibly fail. 


Moments later, my prediction came true. 


@ TEMPEST REVIVAL FESTIVAL ® 


Shion and the others are awake again. What a joyous moment. 
But my situation does not leave me time to bask in that emotion. 


Rimuru has gone back to sleep. And in doing so, Raphael has 
appeared among us again. Despite taking the same form as 
Rimuru, it is very much a different person. Is it just the at- 
titude that is different? 


"S-so, what would you have us do today?" 
"Whatever the orders might be, I, Ifrit, am ready to serve!" 


Now that we know not to defy this Raphael, the two of us 
stand at attention in his presence. 


Raphael glanced at me. Then it slid its gaze over to Ifrit, and 
nodded. 


“Affirmative: The species named ‘frit’ has no individual name, 
and a meager ego. Therefore, it does not have the soil upon which to 
grow a skill. I would recommend that training resume.” 


The voice was placid, but concealing an iron core that 
brooked no argument. 


"Of course! I, Ifrit, shall be possessed like never before with 
the urge to better myself!!" [frit proclaimed, and went off on 
his way. Without a second glance, he started a regimen of 
exercises: push-ups, sit-ups, squats, running, and fire dances. 
He turned tail and ran, | thought. 


Now Raphael's gaze is fixed firmly upon me. How terrifying. 


I had thought of myself as the strongest being in existence, 
but now I see how wrong and arrogant I was. 


"Umm..." 


“Notice: The individual Veldora is confirmed to have been slacking 
off. ” 

Confirmed, eh? 

At this point, the dark storm clouds have gathered over my fate. 
“Command: Earn an Ultimate Skill at once.” 

What, just like that...? 

I have been alive for a very, very long time, but I did not 
even know these things existed until moments ago. I cannot 
simply acquire one upon suggestion. 

"I don't know if..." 

"Notice: It is possible. I have forcefully expanded the individual 
Veldora’s computational reach. Strive to maintain that on your 
own, and perform the analytical work on Unlimited Imprison- 


ment.” 


It wasn't a question of "can you do it?" 
It was a statement that "you will do it," by my understanding. 


I was in no position to complain; I have my doubts that any- 
one could be so bold as to argue back in these circumstances. 
So my only possible response was, "Yes, with pleasure!" 


After Raphael had given us our orders, it simply vanished. 
The view of the outside world was blacked out, and true 
darkness enveloped the space we inhabited. 


A human being might be driven to madness in this situation, 
but we had assignments. If I failed to do that... The thought 
sent a shiver through me. Darkness was no issue. 

This was the start of a very severe life for me and Ifrit. 


Has it been a week so far? 


The only reason I could even spare that much time to think is 
because of a slight increase in capacity. 


For you see, I have done it! 
[have the Ultimate Skill! "Faust, Lord of Inquiry"! 


It is the evolution of the Unique Skill "Inquirer," and it is per- 
fect for me. 


And it all happened because of my incredible effort--and 
perhaps because of the Gift I received from Rimuru. 


I am grateful. It brings me great warmth to know that Ri- 
muru extended a helping hand. 


But most of all, I am overjoyed to be done with my home- 
work. 


Now I will not be scolded by Raphael. I wish I could brag, 
but I must hold it in. 


Raphael considered this to be a natural outcome, which 
leaves little room for boasting. 


All of that aside, the improvement in my abilities is tre- 
mendous. Now I can keep up with the ultra-speed Raphael 
placed me under with ease. My computational ability is at 
least a thousand times greater than before. 


Upon reaching out to sense Ifrit, I find that he is panting for 
his life. But he is not going to perish, so he can continue his 
efforts regardless. It serves him right to accept the punish- 
ment for abandoning me and hiding. 


But while I was haughtily appreciating my own situation, the 
view of the outside appeared again. 


“Question: Have you gained an Ultimate Skill?” 
Aaaah?! 


It is Raphael. This time there is only a voice, but the speaker 
is unmistakable. 


"Why yes, of course!" 


"Excellent: Then break Unlimited Imprisonment at once. I will 
maximize efficiency through synergy. Send through the informa- 
tion without delay.” 


I agreed to do so at once. Its strict guidance was to aid my 
release from imprisonment. In that sense, Raphael almost 
seems kind to me. 


"You have done so much for my sake..." 

“Negative: I do everything as my master bids me to.” 

Surprise, surprise. 

Thad a feeling that was the case. Only someone as dangerous 
and capable as Rimuru could control the fearsome Raphael, 
Lord of Wisdom. 

I was coming dangerously close to thinking that it was Ra- 
phael that was the great one, and Rimuru was not, in fact, 
all that important. But that is not the case. His mastery of the 
ability is what is key. And in that sense, it is Rimuru who is 


truly great. 


Now Rimuru has awakened, his evolution complete. 


He has reached the realm of the Demon Lord. 


I mustn't be caught slipping. I need to work hard, and break 
through the... 


But then I caught the sound of his conversation. 
"Shion's cooking is?” 
Hmm? 


Ah, yes, they had decided on a password to say upon his 
awakening. 


I can see the wicked grin on Benimaru's face. Ahh, he is plan- 
ning to get one over on Rimuru, isn't he? 


As I watched, amused, Rimuru turned to Raphael for advice. 
Ahh, so this is how he was conversing with his skill. 


I turned to Raphael, who'd been asked how to proceed. 
"What do you intend to say to him?" 


“Answer: My search results did not turn up an appropriate answer 
to the question.” 


Now wait just a moment! 


"If that is your answer, Rimuru is going to think that you are 
completely useless!!" 


Whew. Just in time. 

Raphael may be extremely capable, but it is lacking in fun, 
shall we say. 

In this situation, its advice will be little help to Rimuru. 


“Question: How do you think I should answer?” 


Hmm. Let's see. 


"Well, if you ask me, an answer of, 'The special password 
that Benimaru came up with, if I remember correctly...was 
‘Shion's cooking is absolutely disgusting," then I daresay that 
would be a come-from-behind winner!" 


What is this? Ifrit, whom I'd nearly taken for dead, came up 
with an answer before I did! 


".. Affirmative: High chance of success confirmed. Implementing 
suggestion.” 


Oh! Raphael went with it! 


Ifrit, you conniving spirit. This was a task right up my alley, 
and he snatched it out of my grasp. 


"Ifrit, you..." 


"Forgive me, Master Veldora. I'm at my wits' end. I needed to 
show some kind of success." 


"Ah...yes..." 


He claimed that he would be "possessed like never before" to 
better himself, and yet here he is. Nevertheless, I cannot help 
but forgive him when he looks to me so pleadingly for help. 


The result is that Raphael is now much more pleased with 
Ifrit. As a reward, it allowed the hell of Ifrit's training to ease 
somewhat. 


Now Ifrit and I are more elite than ever before, having sur- 
vived our hellish discipline. The break is most appreciated, 
however. 


Perhaps we have received high marks from Rimuru, because 
Raphael is going easier on us. It seems to have remembered 
that we need a breather now and then, and to my great sur- 
prise, it even prepared some crimuru puffs for us. 


Iam delighted. I shall savor this blissful feeling and turn my 
eye to the outside happenings. 


Rimuru is receiving thanks from everyone he brought back 
to life, and is very happy about the entire proceeding. But 
despite his good mood, Shion has brought some of her cook- 
ing for him to eat. 


It is unfortunate for Rimuru, but a heartwarming scene. 
Withstanding such torment will make for a brighter tomor- 
row, I thought, watching with the advantage of wisdom--but 
something is not quite right here. 


The food looks terrible, but apparently it does not actually 
taste bad. Shion explained why. 


",..and therefore, I gained a special skill. The Unique Skill, 
Master Chef." 


According to Shion, at the moment she was returning to life, 
she manifested a new skill that grants anything she cooks the 


flavor she imagines for it. 


"Shion seems to be in very high spirits. You wouldn't even 
believe she was recently dead," said Ifrit. 


"Yes, it is rather obnoxious. To think that she would squan- 
der Rimuru's Gift on something so frivolous..." 


I was certain that it contained some effect even more prepos- 
terous. 


",. Affirmative: Agreed.” 
Right? 


I have come to understand that Shion is perhaps more ca- 
pable than she lets on. 


"Do you suppose she could have come back to life on her own?" 


"That is perhaps taking it a bit too far," I said. How foolish 
can Ifrit be? 


Rimuru safely liberated himself from Shion's clutches to 
enjoy the festival. But a shadow sneaks up on him from be- 
hind. 


It is the demon Rimuru summoned. Apparently he wishes to 
become a follower. He is a rather curious fellow to want that, 
despite his incredible age. At least he has good taste in his 
selection of Rimuru for a leader. 


Raphael told Rimuru how the demon sacrificed his own 
companions for the sake of the ritual. Rimuru seems to be 
feeling guilty about that, because he decided to take on the 
demon after all. 


For a "sacrifice," however, the demons found it quite an 
honor. It was an opportunity for them to take part in the rit- 
ual of resurrecting the dead, one of the greatest mystic won- 
ders of the world. 


And they are not dead, in fact. Their conscious wills have 
vanished, and their physical forms as well, but their souls 
were divided up to rest within Rimuru's resurrected com- 
panions. 


Thanks to that, the revived monsters all received the Extra 
Skill "Complete Memory," and the life of the demons was 
given meaning. 


I cannot help but feel as though Shion also inherited some 
of the demons’ penchant for cruelty, but perhaps that is just 
another whim of fate. 


At any rate, the demon joining Rimuru's group now features 
the name Diablo. 

@ THE DAY OF EURAZANIA'S FALL 
With their dead companions back to life, and new ones join- 


ing the fold, Rimuru's group is stronger than ever. But this 
does not mean an end to Rimuru's problems. 


The lycanthropes from the Animal Kingdom of Eurazania 
have sent a negotiation party to Rimuru. Milim and Carrion 
had a battle, and it ended in an overwhelming victory for the 
dragon girl. 


That only makes sense to me. 


"I suppose there's just that great of a difference between 
them, even as equal Demon Lords," said Ifrit. 


"Of course. Milim is my niece. She would never lose to a 
Demon Lord who has not even undergone the process of 
awakening." 


It would not even be a contest. 


I am certain Milim went quite easy on him, to allow him to 
save face. As evidence of that, she allowed a third party to 
intervene in the midst of the fight. 


Someone named Demon Lord Frey was also present, and it 
seems that perhaps she was working with Milim. 


"What do you think, Ifrit?" 


"I cannot imagine that Demon Lord Milim would be manip- 
ulated, so there must be some scheme in mind. Although I 
cannot discount the possibility that she is being tricked..." 


Why do you stare at me when you say that, Ifrit? 


At any rate... it would seem that Ifrit and I share the opinion 
that Milim has some kind of plan up her sleeve. 


Once the discussions were over, Rimuru found himself 
alone with rather gloomy thoughts. The demon Diablo, now 
dressed in the uniform of a butler, came to see him. 


There is the problem with Carrion, previously mentioned; 
the problem of Falmuth, their enemy in war; and the prob- 
lem of the Western Holy Church, Rimuru listed in order. 


With great confidence, Diablo claimed that he would take re- 
sponsibility for one of those three issues. It might sound like 
the height of arrogance, but in this case, he has the ability to 
back it up. Even I cannot fully gauge his power, and on top 
of that, he seems very crafty. 


Ahh, if I were free once again, I could have volunteered to 
perform such a duty... 


“Affirmative: May I take to mean you are volunteering to help 
Master after your resurrection? YES/NO” 


Why must you ask? The answer, of course, is YES! 


I would spare no assistance in helping my close friend and 
ally Rimuru. 


“Understood: In that case, let us break Unlimited Imprisonment 
promptly.” 


Ah, yes, that is true. 


I now have an ability far beyond that of the Unique Skill "In- 
quirer." I possess the Ultimate Skill known as "Faust." With 
the help of Raphael, even this Unlimited Imprisonment can- 
not hold me! 


Raphael told Rimuru that I would be revived to serve as a 
guard against the Western Holy Church. Now I can feel a 
surge of triumph. 


"Congratulations, Master Veldora!" 
"It's still too early for that. Kwaaa ha ha ha!" 


But it seems I cannot keep the belly laughs from erupting. 
What should I say to Rimuru when I am in a physical body 
again? First, I think I shall boast. Then I shall pretend that 
I do not know anything of what transpired in the outside 
world. 


In fact, perhaps I shall make a show of "gaining" the Faust 
skill before Rimuru's eyes. 


"Ohhh!! Skills can evolve? My Unique Skill Inquirer has be- 
come the Ultimate Skill Faust!! This must be the power to 
gain the ultimate truth that my ever-curious heart desires!" 
I shall say. 

Then Rimuru will undoubtedly praise me and reply, "That's 
amazing, Veldora! You earned an Ultimate Skill like it was 
nothing! You really are astonishing!" 


And then I shall say back to him, "It was nothing special, 
really." 


Kwaaa ha ha ha! 
Ah, yes, I cannot wait for this to happen. 
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from the creator of the ag Sweet Hoy, 
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beloved Chi’s Sweet Home, “Nearly 

in full color! fo dogemalaie ts 


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Q anyone, young or old, 
cat lover or not, will 
enjoy. The stories will 







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Ss 
“School Lior? 


Sue & Tal-chan 


Konami Kanata 


Sue is an aging housecat who’s looking forward to living out her life in 
peace... but her plans change when the mischievous black tomcat Tai- 
chan enters the picture! Hey! Sue never signed up to be a catsitter! 
Sue & Tai-chan is the latest from the reigning meow-narch of cute kitty 


comics, Konami Kanata. 


That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime 15 


KODANSHA COMICS Digital Edition 


That Time | Got Reincarnated as a Slime volume 15 copyright © 2020 Fuse / 
Taiki Kawakami 
English translation copyright © 2020 Fuse / Taiki Kawakami 


All rights reserved. 


First published in Japan in 2020 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 Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC, New 
York. 


www.kodanshacomics.com 


ISBN: 9781646599387 
Digital Edition: 1.0.0 


Translation: Stephen Paul 

Lettering: Evan Hayden 

Editing: Vanessa Tenazas 

Kodansha Comics edition cover design by Phil Balsman 







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CARRION 
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MILIM NAVA, 
EURAZANIA 


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SHE'S A DESTROYER. 
THREAT 

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ABOUT, 

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A FAIRY 
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IAM 
GRATEFUL 
FOR YOUR 

HEALING 
ELIXIRS. 


THEN 
DEMON 
LORD FREY 
FLEW OFF, 
CARRYING 
LORD 
CARRION. 


NEARLY 
DIED. 
ONLY BY 
USING 
A WARP 
PORTAL 
WAS I 
ABLE TO 
REACH 
YOUR 
CITY. 








ALL 
RIGHT... 















































I'M 
AMAZED 
You 


SURVIVED 
THAT, 
PHOBIO. 








































ww BUT 
ALLOWING 
A THIRD 
PARTY TO 
INTERFERE 
WITH HER 
DUEL MAKES 
EVEN LESS 


THE MILIM 
I KNOW... 








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WOULD FAIL HEIGHT. NAN \ PHOBIO 
TO NOTICE GO, 
THAT PHOBIO EITHER. 
WAS THERE. 





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IF SHE 
TOOK HIM 
AWAY, 
THEN 
CARRION 
MUST BE 


WELL, 

I DON’T 
UNDERSTAND 
WHY SHE 
WOULD HAVE 
ATTACKED 
EURAZANIA... 























BUT FROM 
WHAT I HEARD 
FROM MILIM, 

THERE 

WERE FOUR 

DEMON LORDS 
INVOLVED 
IN THE PLOT 
TO CREATE 
A PUPPET 
DEMON LORD. 









































And Trust 
pie me, It 
H1aKe tastes 
nee a good. 
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so it’s 








127 


MOMENT 


CLAYMAN 
WAS 
PLOTTING 
TO MAKE 
CONTACT 
WITH 
DEMON 
LORD 
MILIM. 


WAS THE 
THAT MILIM'S peer 
\) DECLARATION 
W-WAIT \ OF WAR WAS OTs 


JUST A OUTSIDE OF HIS 


\ i EXPECTATIONS. 
\ Jl HE SEEMED 
Me VERY IRRITATED 


; wn BY IT; y 


ARE YOU 
SPEAKING 
OF DEMON 

LORD 

CLAYMAN 

P 


HE HAVE 
SOMETHING 
TO DO 
WITH THE 
DESTRUC- 
TION OF 
EURAZANIA 
Pp 





THROPES 
SURE ARE 
PASSIONATE. 

















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DIRECTION 
DID FREY 
FLY, 
PHOBIOP 








IF WE GO, 
WE ALL 
ATTACK 

TOGETHER. 





I'D LIKE A 
BIT MORE 
MATERIAL 
TO BASE A 
DECISION 
ON. 


I 
BELIEVE 
IT WAS 
TO THE 

FORGOTTEN 
CITY OF 
DRAGONS. 





SUPHIA 





DS 


NORTH- 
EAST OF 
EURAZANIA... 
MOST 
LIKELY TO 
MILIM’S 


TERRITORY. 





UH-HUH. 
IF MILIM 
AND 
FREY ARE 
WORKING 
TOGETHER, 


NORTHEAST | 
OF 
EURAZAMA 





BUT IF FREY’S 
DESTINATION 











LIES BEYOND 
THAT POINT... 





WHAT 
COMES 
AFTER THE 
FORGOTTEN 
CITY OF 
DRAGONS 


130 




























































































~ 
THE “ é 

TERRITORY 

OF DEMON | | |\\ h - | Sry 
LORD a 

CLAYMAN. . 




































































PUPPET 
NATION 
DISTAVE. 

























































HOW 
ARE THE Is 
BEAST- THAT 
KETEERS YOU, 
> DIABLO 
: P 























THEY 
SEEM 
TO HAVE 
CALMED 








THEY WERE 





































PREPARED 
I SEE. TO INVADE 
T UNDER- CLAYMAN'S 
STAND BUT DOMAIN 
THEIR BENIMARU DIRECTLY... 
FEELINGS, CAREFULLY 
BUT WE TALKED 
CAN'T GET THEM 
AHEAD OF DOWN. 
OURSELVES. 


YOU HAVE 

TROUBLES 

ON YOUR 
MIND, 


I MIGHT 
OFFER 
YOU MY 
COUNSEL. 





132 


THERE ARE 
TOO MANY 
PROBLEMS 
NEXT, PILING UP. == 
THERE'S 
CLEANING FIRST, THE 
UP AFTER MATTER OF 
THE CARRION. 
KINGDOM 
OF 
FALMUTH. 


WITH NO 
CLUES 
ABOUT WHAT [f 
> MILIM'S 
Z| THINKING, 
IT'S MY 
BIGGEST 
CONCERN. 









I CAN'T 
PUSH ANY 






















OF THEM 
BACK UNTIL LASTLY, 
HOLDING 
OFF THE 
WESTERN 
HOLY 






CAPACITY TO 
COUNTERACT 
ALL OF THEM 
AT THE SAME 





CHURCH. 






133 


ALL RIGHT. 
I'LL DECIDE 
ON OUR 
DIRECTION 
AT TOMOR- 
ROW'S MEET- 
ING. YOU 
SHOULD BE IN 
ATTENDANCE. 


































































































































































SAGE... 
ER, IT'S 
RAPHAEL 


WHY “NO 


GREAT 
CONCERN” 


D 


. 















THE NOTICE. 


MATTER 
OF THE 
WESTERN 
HOLY 
CHURCH 
15 OF NO 
GREAT 
CONCERN. 


BY 
EVOLVING 
MY FROM 


COMPU- GREAT 


TATIONAL SAGE 
POWER INTO 
HAS RAPHAEL 
JUMPED 
CONSIDER- 
ABLY. 


THEREFORE, 
ANALYSIS AND 
ASSESSMENT 
OF 
ONCE “UNLIMITED 
UNLEASHED, BB ir IMPRISONMENT" 
THERE WILL SOON BE 
SHOULD = COMPLETE. 
BE AMPLE 
RESOURCES 
TO KEEP THE 
WESTERN 
NATIONS 
AT BAY. 


UNLIMITED 
/MPRISON- 
MENT?! 





YEARS, 
HASN'T 
/T? 


I GUESS 
IT'S BE 
OVER TWO 


TIME, 
” 


/T 
SEEMS 
LIKE A 

LONG 
BUT /T 
WENT BY 

QUICKL 


RIGHT, 


NY 
XY 
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2 


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