Chapter 200: Repent

Chapter 200: Repent

After I thought the time was right, I went off and made breakfast.
Some slaves had already begun preparing it, so I worked with them to cook.
After that, we distribute food to the villagers.

By the way, the second thing that surprised me was that the amount of child slaves increased.
While I was away, it seems the Slave Dealer stopped by and dropped them off.
He left the materials needed to engrave the slave seal with Kiel and the others.
The village has reached a point where the slaves will train the new slaves without my direct involvement.

Apparently, I’m too soft, so the actual manager is Raphtalia, and to some extent, Kiel and the other slaves I brought over first.
The fact that I’m the leader hasn’t changed, but most of the training and tasks are done by the slaves themselves, so I don’t have to do much.

Perhaps because of this, the new slaves are too afraid to approach me.
That’s good. In a few days, they’ll get used to me, but it feels good when someone actually listens to my orders.

“Now then, the people in the castle should be awake. I’m going out for a bit. Anyone who wants to go to the castle, follow me.” (Naofumi)
“Ah, Naofumi-sama.” (Atlas)

Atlas raises her hand.
Ah, that’s right. It’s around the time when Atlas should be able to Class-Up.
But she’s only around level 50 now. It will take a while for her to reach 60.

“What is it? I’ll be back really soon.” (Naofumi)
“Is that so?” (Atlas)
“Yeah, and Firo isn’t here, so I’m not taking anyone to Class-Up.” (NAofumi)
“I see… That’s unfortunate.” (Atlas)

It seems that Atlas wants to stick to me…
I’m fine with some forms of friendship, but having her climb into my bed is a bit much.
I’ve compromised and said she can sleep close to me.
For some reason… Her appearance hasn’t changed with her level.
I wonder when she’ll grow up.

From what I’ve seen, Firo and Gaelion haven’t had to drive her out of my bed yet.
She sleeps peacefully with Sadina.
After that, I step out of Gaelion’s territory and activate the Portal Shield.

… The Queen was out.
It seems that she left to resolve local affairs, and she’ll be back tomorrow.
But she has received Female Knight’s report, and has left behind some orders.

The Hero of the Sword’s punishment is currently on hold. We are to look after him until then.
There’s nothing I can really do about it. This country is full of trash.
Next is… This may be serious. The Shadow who was watching over Itsuki issued a troubling report.

They had lost sight of him.
I have a bad feeling about this… What should I do?
Right after we capture Ren, Itsuki disappears.
Problems pop up one after the other.

After that, I stopped by the Slave Dealer to hand over money, but I’ll omit that.
My money is beginning to pile up, but we are still shorthanded.
Perhaps I should buy any Demi-Human slaves as long as they’re cheap.
At the Weapon shop… Imya’s uncle was tending the store.

“Ah, Hero of the Shield.” (Imya’s Uncle)
“Yo. How’ve you been?” (Naofumi)
“Oh, that man’s been in a good mood. He’s working hard.” (Imya’s Uncle)
“How about you?” (Naofumi)
“I’ve been able to get back the skills I had before, and have begun working to improve my skills.” (Imya’s Uncle)
“The store is currently open, right?” (Naofumi)

The store’s been exceptionally prosperous lately, and all of the shelves are currently empty.

“No matter how much stuff we make, it keeps disappearing. I’ve put a portion of my profits towards the villager’s equipment fees.” (Imya’s Uncle)
“That’ll really help. Imya and you, and the rest of the skillful slaves. I’m causing a lot of trouble for you all.” (Naofumi)
“What are you saying? You gave me a job I enjoy. I should be thanking you. I’m having fun experimenting with the overflowing materials from that mountain.” (Imya’s Uncle)

So he’s making Spirit Turtle-based equipment.
I guess I should wait expectantly.

“Ah, right. Could you ask the old man to use this in the armor I ordered?” (Naofumi)

I take out the core I got from Gaelion and hand it to Imya’s uncle.

“What’s this?” (Imya’s Uncle)
“The core of a formerly rotting dragon.” (Naofumi)
“I see, so this is it! It’s quite a pretty, red stone. It’s different from anything I’ve seen in the marketplace.” (Imya’s Uncle)

As expected of a skillful race. He could see the difference in a second.

“I planned to have that integrated in my new armor. I stopped by to see if it was possible.” (Naofumi)
“Understood. Even if it seems impossible, I’ll work to make it possible.” (Imya’s Uncle)
“… I’ll leave it to you.” (Naofumi)

It seems that the Old Man’s shop has gotten livelier.
After that, I return to the village.
Thank god for the Portal Shield. Movement has become ridiculously easy.

“And that’s how it is. Before we receive further orders, you’ll be on house arrest in this village.” (Naofumi)

I tell Ren as such.
Female Knight is also in the room, watching us with her arms crossed.
Between me and Ren, I wonder who she is watching.

“… I see.” (Ren)

Ren listens to me expressionlessly.

“For now, I’ll have you tell me Witch’s location.” (Naofumi)
“… I apologize. I don’t know.” (Ren)
“Cut the crap. Weren’t you a bandit under Witch’s orders?” (Naofumi)
“You’re wrong. The one who made me a bandit… was none other than myself.” (Ren)

Ren starts speaking.
Apparently, the day Ren joined Witch, she said there was a person she had to meet. The two proceeded to a certain village.
It was quite close to where they teleported.
And there, Ren was introduced to a man.
He got the feeling they had met somewhere before, but he couldn’t remember where.
That man drew out a sword, and offered to spar with Ren.

“I see, so you want to train with me.” (Ren)

Ren lightly exchanged blows with the man for a while… and then the man began exchanging words with Witch.

“Honestly… Expectation—-. With this—–” (Man)
“So— is what it’ll be…” (Witch)
“But, won’t that—–” (Man)
“Right—- Stubborn, and hard—– advantage of.” (Witch)

The two stared at him, making him feel nervous. But the Witch he trusted in was smiling, so he thought nothing of it.

“Now then, Ren-sama. You’re tired, rigt? Let’s go rest at the inn.” (Witch)

And Witch dragged Ren off to an expensive looking inn.

“Truly, we look forward to travelling with Ren-sama.” (Witch)
“Yeah! Ren-sama is much better than the Spear Hero.” (Woman 2 I think)
“I-I see. I’ll also work hard to save the world for you all.” (Ren)

Ren strengthened his resolve for the people who believed in him.
Sick of the people of this world turning on him, he clung to whoever said they trusted him…

The next morning… all his possessions were gone. Besides his sword, they had taken everything.
In their place was a single letter.

“This is that letter.” (Ren)

He was keeping it on him?
Ren hands that letter over to me.
It looks like it’s been crushed before, but it’s still barely legible.

“Let’s see… 『After much deliberation, we found that we would be unable to use you, so we took the liberty of taking everything we could use from you. I’m grateful you helped me escape from the Shield and the Spear, but neither your personality nor looks are of my preference. Let’s see… If you defeat the Shield, then perhaps I will show you some affection. But if it’s you it will probably be impossible. Ohohoho』.” (Naofumi reading Witch’s letter) (TL: Can Ren even read?)

Annoying!
… Witch! She really deserves no salvation!
And to give up on Ren in only one day, that woman really works fast.
Could she have been aiming at Ren’s equipment and loot from the beginning?

“That’s when my head started to become a little strange… My field of vision turned pitch black, and I unlocked the Curse Series.” (Ren)

The person he decided to trust turned on him immediately. I can understand his feelings.
If Raphtalia betrayed me right after I decided to trust her, then my Wrath Shield would have unlocked much sooner.

“After that… I fell. I left the inn, looking for money to replace what was lost… Just as it was taken, I wanted to take but I wanted to hide so I wore a mask…” (Ren)

He assaulted the bandit’s carriage, made them his subordinates, and built his Bandit troup.
His story was very straightforward.

“Naofumi… I’m truly sorry for not believing in you. This may be asking for too much, but will you not forgive me for the things I’ve done to you?” (Ren)
“I have no intentions of forgetting.” (Naofumi)
“I see… Then If I cannot be forgiven for the sins I’ve piled up, I will lend you power to make up for them. Please remember those words.” (Ren)

Ren faces me and earnestly lowers his head.
… It seems he’s really repenting.
The fact that I even considered forgiving him at that moment must be due to my weakness.
I have no idea whether I’ll ever forgive this world’s people.
And I plan to continue teasing him. I should at least have the right to do that.

“I never thought Witch was that low of a person. I had my doubts, but… She seemed to offer true kindness so I believed in her. It truly was a foolish move that shouldn’t be forgiven. That might have been out last chance to capture that woman…! No, I can’t let that be the last one!” (Ren)
“Well, she does have a needlessly good face, and she can tell lies without care. That woman.” (Naofumi)
“Badmouthing the former princess? Well it’s not like I don’t see where you’re coming from…” (Female Knight)

Female Knight scratches her head and murmurs to herself.

But where exactly could that woman have gone?
From Ren’s story, she definitely has a conspirator.
Someone we might have seem before… Someone connected to Ren.
Who could it have been?

I have no idea.
For now, let’s put Witch’s letter aside and worry about Itsuki.
After coming to me, Motoyasu and Ren, there’s a high possibility she’ll go to Itsuki.

I don’t know what she’ll do, but it definitely won’t be anything good.
She never brings anything but trouble.

“Next is… Ah, right.” (Naofumi)

I guess I should teach Ren how to get stronger.
He’s repenting, and it doesn’t sound bad to make him an ally.
Personally, I think he should suffer a bit more, but if Ren, the Hero of the Sword, were to grasp all the strengthening methods, and if he were to move at my command then he will have much more uses than leaving him be.
But I guess that depends on Female Knight.

“I’ll be having you do training to polish your body.” (Female Knight)
“Even when I might be executed?” (Ren)
“What of it? I want you to polish your heart along with it.” (Female Knight)
“…Understood.” (Ren)

Ren follows Female Knight’s words.
I’m starting to see Female Knight as a muscle head. I wonder why.

“What is it?” (Female Knight)
“Nothing…” (Naofumi)
“It’s fine if we move as long as we’re within Gaelion’s magic, right?” (Female Knight)
“Yeah…” (Naofumi)
“You said that you would give your strength to Iwatani-dono. I will trust those words. Don’t let down my expectations!” (Female Knight)
“Y-yes!” (Ren)

Ren immediately submits to Female Knight.
I guess it works out for me just fine.

“Ren, if I gave you freedom of movement, what would you do?” (Naofumi)
“… I’d help the people I caused trouble for.” (Ren)
“I see. Then what will you do about money? The guild won’t pay you, right?” (Naofumi)
“About that. There’s something I want you to look at.” (Ren)

Ren beckons me closer. I wonder what it is.

“Naofumi, please give me a copper coin.” (Ren)
“Hm? That sounds like a pain, but I can lend you one.” (Naofumi)
“I can’t give it back.” (Ren)
“Ha? Why not?” (Naofumi)
“It’s fine, just hand one over. I’ll trade it for drops.” (Ren)

Ren pulls some fur out of his sword and tosses it over.
Its quality is poor…
But there’s no helping it. It’s worth more than one copper. I hand over one copper coin to Ren.
And… The second it comes into contact with Ren’s finger, the copper begins to turn black and erode away. It crumbles to dust, and gets swept away by the wind.

“What!?” (Naofumi)
“… It’s apparently the compensation for using my Curse Skill.” (Ran)

My Blutopfer deals great damage to me and decreases my stats.
Ren’s skill’s compensation… is like this because it is Greed?
I guess the inability to hold anything precious can be considered a curse.
I guess Ren won’t be able to hold money for a while.

“All the drops also become of poor quality. I think it also decreases luck.” (Ren)
“How long does it last… Wait, didn’t you use another one as well?” (Naofumi)
“… When I used that one, my level fell from 95 to 85… I don’t know if there are any other repercussions as well.” (Ren)

Oy, the price was quite high.
Though mine is as well.
But from the extent of its effects, the side effects shouldn’t last as long as Blutopfer’s.

“You seem to have a lot of problems. So what will you do?” (Naofumi)
“Honestly, I wish to assist you as thanks for returning me to normal. This world isn’t a game. I need to make sure I don’t become conceited again. If I make a mistake, I want you to tell me. I’ve decided to believe Naofumi’s words.” (Ren)
“I see…” (Naofumi)

… What’s with this sudden change?
His face shows some resolve, but his obedience is quite suspicious.
I should handle this with caution.

“I won’t run from my crimes anymore. If I am to be executed for my crimes relating to the Spirit Turtle, then I will gladly present my neck. But, I am to be forgiven, then Welt, Bakter, Terishia, Fauly, I will fight to achieve the peaceful world my four comrades wished for. That’s all I want now.” (Ren)

Ren says, as he begins to do pushups.

About Yoraikun

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114 Responses to Chapter 200: Repent

  1. Lolols says:

    not first :( thanks

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  2. Kitiarah says:

    repent like this … too easy…

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    • Faust Voncleave says:

      he went through denial, got betrayed in a day, became a bandit leader, got corroded by two curse series and then got his ass kicked. What more do you want him to do?

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      • Magatsu says:

        ren’s a bit of a bro. even during motoyasu duel with naofumi, ren’s the one who supported naofumi claim that bitch uses magic to hit him from the back. i think what’s he experienced is enough. itsuki on the other hand i wish for people to surround him, point fingers and laugh at him..hahaha. maybe let rishia see the scene just to see what would happen next.

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    • Anon says:

      Well if You look on Bakatsuki page
      I think He will get an Amnesty at Chapter 202

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  3. Dunno says:

    Does anyone has a list with all translators for this novel?

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  4. somedude01 says:

    Gj Ren, phase don’t suck anymore

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  5. bedadari says:

    Thank you very much.

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  6. arudochan says:

    goodluck Ren…..lol

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  7. Thanks for the chapter.
    But really. Ren dropping the quality of the drops is really something.

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  8. necrocookie says:

    Thanks Yoraikun!

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  9. Yarza says:

    Thanks for the chapter! Can’t wait until we meet Itsuki again.

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  10. Senpai says:

    Thanks qt. ;]

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  11. YamatoEX says:

    That better but recently about Arifureta I can only think that Hajime when he get back to Japan he will annihilate all yakuza, mafia, and evil guy then Yue turn all the delinquent or some idiot in to army of man-woman every 24 hours if they mess with them, right? (I never registered animesuki so sorry for different novel.)

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  12. Rio Dp says:

    Thanks Yoraikun :D

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  13. mg794 says:

    thanks for the chapter

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  14. The Tinniest Snowman says:

    His price isn’t as high as having your blood spewing from you body. Anyways thank you for the chapter.

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    • Blankdom says:

      So true, cuz that could lead to death — I think it was only around 4 or so pints before you die?

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    • Tolack says:

      Tbh, I reckon Naofumi would rather lose blood than lose money. He’s a practical guy. Bleed a bit and your blood comes back, but money doesn’t. I’m not saying he’d rather die than lose a fortune though. Like I said, he’s a practical guy.

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      • anonymous says:

        you forgot about the fact he has a party, party members can carry loot and money. and lvls can return with grinding. naofumi’s curse is pretty severe. blood lose enough that you can die. all stats reduced to 1 for x period of time. allies that touch you get severe cursed burns.

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  15. i hope that the next time is a 5 chapter release. seeing as hlentai already finished 203 and 204

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    • The Tinniest Snowman says:

      OMG your right. Well maybe 4 not 5…maybe…I don’t know just more time for reading =)

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    • khan says:

      um really you hoping for to much. seeing all the chapter form midpoint to now is unusual long. i beeing comparing the two i think yoraikun work are more easy to understand and read, while hlentai work is readable it not as good as yoraikun here, i rather have 1 good translate chapter then 3-4 bad translate chapter. ( no offend to hlentai i just saying what i think )

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  16. thedefend says:

    Is it only me that think ren turned kimoi

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  17. hayate90 says:

    Slave dealer:instead of forcing the slave to work to death, he makes the slaves wanting to work to death
    well, in this case, slave crest didnt work on hero, so he makes the hero wanting to be a slave by himself
    just another usual Shieldbro’s day

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    • Make slaves do my work for me? Check.
      Make the skillfull slaves enjoy their work, so they work harder and cheaper? Check.
      Make my enemies crumble and submit themselves to me in a way that makes it seem like I didn’t plan it that way and they thought of it themselves, and aren’t my slaves? Check….. Except Naofumi…… YET.
      I know there is something missing from this checklist…. What was it….. I know it had something to do with Raphtalia. I know there was something I wanted to tell her, something, some feeling that came to me…. what was it?…… Oh well, I am sure it is not too important for now, I will come back to this item later.
      Make Bioplants produce better quality Medicine materials. In progress.
      Make Atla give up on trying to sneak into my bed and pants permanently. In critical need of progress.
      Make sure Rishe gets mentally prepared when we no doubt run into Hidden Justice…….. Hopeless. Move unto next item.
      Pet Kiel in dog form without anyone thinking that I am soft……. In progress.
      Get stronger to counter the Granny’s style better. In progress.
      Etc…

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    • baku says:

      lol… agreed

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  18. redneck19999 says:

    Thanks for the chapter and good luck with you classes

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  19. lozlo says:

    Thanks for the chapter. I wonder if the person helping Bitch was her father. Otherwise, I don’t know who else it could be. Unless maybe it’s the other seven star heroes? Well, we shall see.

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    • khan says:

      maybe it the same person that feeding the info about the spirit turtle to the 3 stooge. also seeing trash are being closely watch and loss all his power and respect form the people in this country i doubt he was able to do anything. and the queen also mention something about the noble ( the one that hate shield hero and the demi human as much as trash and bitch) being to quiet. expecting a rebellion anytime soon cause i dont think the noble of this country will stay this quiet seeing how shieldbro is building his army up and raising his status with the people over time.

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    • Anon says:

      Wild guess
      It’s Oyaji…….

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  20. alflin says:

    “Oh, that man’s been in a good mood. He’s working hard.” (Imya’s Uncle)
    Isn’t that the Old man saying it? I think I’m wrong so I don’t know.
    Btw Thanks Yoraikun for feeding this addict here! :D

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  21. Phoenix says:

    Ina few days, they’ll get used to me
    In a few days
    Thanks for the new Chapter!

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  22. Houn Good says:

    thanks for the chapter

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  23. nnipi says:

    Ren – The Hero of The Hobo

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  24. SK Rain-a says:

    I just hope female knight doesn’t end up with Ren at the end…

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    • Falinmer says:

      I actually wouldn’t mind that, if they do she would be the one with the pants on in the relationship and he would follow her orders. He might act like he’s a big thing to others but if he got with female knight it would “yes ma’am” or “yes honey” to whatever she says.

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  25. khan says:

    lol ren will forever a poor man

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  26. Pyro says:

    Thank you for another chapter. :) Enjoy your winter break.

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  27. The Tinniest Snowman says:

    Is it sad that I just figured out this web novel is called tate no yuusha no nariagari(The rising of the Shield hero) and not shield bros adventures? I can’t even remember why I thought it was that.

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  28. vicerion17 says:

    Spoilers from the Christmas side story

    It shows Ren looking like he has a one sided crush on the Female Knight and that either she doesn’t realize it or doesn’t feel the same way. Also it shows he has some sort of relationship with Taniko, though it doesn’t look romantic but like he’s trying to make up for what he did to her and Gaelipn.

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  29. amagi91 says:

    Thanks a lot for the chapter

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  30. Sniphunt says:

    Shield bro reads bitch letter… i wonder how nao reads hohohoho on the bitch letter….

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  31. And here starts the NaofumixRen , I will be shipping it…

    “Naofumi! Please tell me how I can get stronger!” Ren begs to Naofumi on his knees.

    Ren: “I’ll do anything”

    Naofumi starts thinking about how much he can make Ren “suffer” lel

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  32. aristo999999999 says:

    Thanks for the translation!

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  33. anonymous says:

    isnt the village communism? all resourses go to the village. not socialism, i mean real communism as discribed by karl marx

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    • Falinmer says:

      I don’t think that’s Naofumi’s goal. He may be using that structure right now while they’re still in reconstruction, because that’s the easiest way to make sure everyone gets what they need, but once they get out of that phase they’ll likely be able to make their own money. Just like how Imya’s Uncle is getting payed, although he’s donating of his own volition some of his money to the village. I think the peddlers get to keep a portion of the profit as well.

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  34. Mark says:

    Well Ren… You earned my attention with your talk, now you must fully walk that path of redemption.

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  35. Ingro says:

    Thank you for the chapter.

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  36. thanks for the chapter

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  37. Drabe says:

    thanks for the chapter

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  38. meeowwoof says:

    am i seriously the only one who want the weapon shop old man to finally have a name? .-. even mobs such as ren’s comrades who only appears like….twice? thrice? 4 times? and with no long plot given, has a name ard…..tnx for the update btw….

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  39. Yo Lun La says:

    What if Ren touch food , will it’s quality drop too?
    for example , If that monster drop poop , when Ren get it what will it become? dust?

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  40. Exa says:

    Thanks for the chapter~

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  41. Pac-Muffin says:

    Raftilia needs to get back b4 she becomes naofumis side chick

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  42. drake says:

    good chapter

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  43. Itachi was a hero says:

    I just wanted to leaverify a comment. So here’s a comment. Blah blah blah… yorakun, yes I know I spelled it wrong, I think, your pretty cool

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  44. stelvis says:

    Ty ^^

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  45. Reyak says:

    Thanks for the chapter

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  46. yolo yaoi says:

    Time for some yaoi, yorai sensei

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