Chapter 275: Revival Festival

Chapter 275: Revival Festival

A little while after the Heroes held their conference.
Recently, Ren’s curse’s effects have been lessening. His loss of luck, and his decrease in EXP has gone below levels where we have to worry about it.
The Status reduction from my curse is almost trivial as well.
There’s around one month left until the next wave…

Imya’s uncle was quite a skilled craftsman,and he’s been making weapons and armor for everyone.
As his disciple, Ren and his group are going around the country looking for materials.
Now, the villagers have become quite strong. The Granny also carries out training to increase their combat abilities as high as possible.
Isn’t it about time for me to go raise my level as well? I guess I should go on a quest to some monster infested dungeon or something.
As I was thinking that…

“Revival Festival?” (Naofumi)

Melty came to my place carrying a stack of documents.

“Yeah.” (Melty)
“What’s that supposed to mean?” (Naofumi)
“Well, we’ve pretty much finished reviving the villages, and we resolved the Three Hero Church brainwashing incident, right?” (Melty)
“Hmm… Do we have the time to be doing such things?” (Naofumi)

Houou will attack in one month’s time. Should we really be holding a festival?
Is what I think, but in a world like this one, it’s probably best to have fun while you have the time.

“Then just go and hold one by yourself.” (Naofumi)
“Are you sure? If you joined, you could expect quite a bit of profit.” (Melty)
“How much?” (Naofumi)
“If you want a rough estimation, about this much.” (Melty)

Melty presents a numerical estimate to me.
It was an absurd amount.

“Why this much?” (Naofumi)
“Because we’re going to host quite a few attractions, and we’ll be managing a bit of healthy betting.” (Melty)

Gambling.
I don’t hate that sort of thing.
Don’t get me wrong. I hate participating in it.
I enjoy gambling others out of their money.
But that presents a problem.

“Isn’t that dangerous?” (Naofumi)
“There’s no problems. We’re planning some Filo Rial races similar to the ones at the Coliseum. Naofumi’s place has an abundance of good steeds.” (Melty)
(TL: Melty uses a word to describe good racing horses here.)

So we’re using the Filo Rials.
I get the feeling they’re living sedentary lives, so perhaps an event like this is a good opportunity.

“We’re having other people challenge them. The earnings will definitely be great.” (Melty)
“…Fumu. Got it.” (Naofumi)
“We also have a music show by Firo-chan planned.” (Melty)
“Music?” (Naofumi)
“Yeah, Firo-chan’s had experience singing in bars. She’s become quite famous by word of mouth. If you find her, go call out to her.” (Melty)

Yes, Firo’s definitely good at singing.
If there’s music playing, she can make words and tunes to complement the song perfectly, and she’s got a nice sense of rhythm.
She also likes dancing, and in human form, she’s a bishojo.
It’s as if she’s a…

“She seems to have a lot of fans. Last time Firo sang in the village bar, the bar was so packed that no one could fit through the door anymore.” (Melty)
“Is she some sort of Idol?” (Naofumi)
“Some people even settle in that village for Firo-chan. Painters have sent in requests to use her as a model. Should I permit them? I think we’ll be able to rake in quite a bit.” (Melty)

I can’t wait to see what sort of face Motoyasu will make.
Will he snap, and try to monopolize Firo?
No, his wallet will probably go to the great bin in the sky as he buys all her merchandise.

“In this case, should we open up a photography session, and sell each photo crystal for 1 gold?” (Melty)
“Fumu. That sounds good.” (Naofumi)

Excess gold is never a problem.
I’ve started instating small taxes in the village as well, so my finances are rising.
Well, making Imya’s Uncle’s workshop, miscellaneous costs relating to weapons and armor, maintaining Rat’s equipment, procuring medicine, and a lot of other things have cut it by quite a bit.

Still, Melty plans to exploit her best friend to earn money…
It seems she hasn’t realized it herself, but she definitely carries the blood of her parents.
No, she’s creating a place for Firo to shine… If you look at her like a Producer, I guess she’s trying to benefit her friend.

“Got it. The merchant association has already began progress, so we should be able to hold it in around three days.” (Melty)
“Should I participate as well?” (Naofumi)
“You’re the lord, so that goes without saying. Though things should proceed just fine as long as you signal the opening and closing.” (Melty)
“Understood. You can permit any event that guarantees profit.” (Naofumi)

And stuff happened, and three days passed.

“Then the Revival Festival will henceforth commence!” (Naofumi)

A grand opening ceremony was held in the town plaza, and the Revival Festival began.
The neighboring town’s started expanding on a large scale, and it’s becoming a town of magnitude second to only the Castle Town.
I’m amazed that it’s made this much progress in the two months since its founding.
Even though it was supposed to have suffered quite a bit of damages from the Three Hero Church brainwashing incident…
Well, the damaged buildings have all been supplemented with Camping Plants, so it’s more of a temporary town.

The people give a loud applause in response to the starting signal.
I haven’t heard a single good thing about this country’s state of affairs.
Perhaps attractions like these are good for the people to vent off steam

“Then Firo will sing~!” (Firo)

Melty nods, and Firo races onto the special stage we erected for this event, in special clothes we prepared for it.

“YEAH!” (Crowd)

A cheer much greater than the previous one echoes through the area.
As I look over the people, I see many of them reminiscent of Idol Groupies I saw only too often in my world scattered here and there.
Hold on… Just how many fans does that bird have?
Are those people behind her musicians?
A large number of people carrying instruments begin playing to match Firo’s song.
The instruments seem to be gentle harp-like ones, but somehow, I get the feeling of a live concert here.

“L. O. V. E. Love Me! Firo-tan!” (Motoyasu)

… Behind all of the fans, Motoyasu is waving around a flag.
I feel disgusted.
Oh, the people around him are Kuu, Marin and Midori, I think.
The three Filo Rials are staring into space with extremely bored expressions on their faces.
The contrast in enthusiasm between them and Motoyasu is amazing.

“Ah… It’s good to be alive.”
“Since the first time we layed ears on Firo-tan’s singing, we couldn’t work up our motivation to do work until we heard it again.”
“Yeah, who cares about Humans and Demi-Humans. We’re all simply people united in listening to her voice. ”

This was an unexpected result.
Because of my orders, fighting between races has stopped. I was also trying to end discrimination, but it seems some people have completely abandoned their discriminatory mindsets to pursue Firo.
Are they saying that whilst knowing her true form?

“Ah, I hope the curse that turned Firo-tan into a divine bird gets dispelled soon. We’re praying for you, Firo-tan!”

… They’re under the impression that she’s under a curse.
How convenient.
When I asked Melty later, she said that Firo’s backstory was arbitrarily decided by the fans.
Aparently she has to act as an idol and earn money in order to break her curse… or something.
It’s a setting that seems possible for a certain TS Idol protagonist. (TL: Apparently an Idol Pretender reference.)
Though in truth, her true form is the bird one, people.

“Now, everyone! Let’s cheer with all our might!”
“Yeah~!” (Crowd)

The village plaza’s completely become a concert hall.
Hmm? In a distant corner, a person wearing worn out clothing is cheering for Firo as well.
I quietly leave the plaza.

“Firo’s popularity is amazing.” (Raphtlaia)

Raphtalia breaks out of the crowd, and follows behind me.
I nod honestly at her statement.

“That’s true. Melty told me beforehand, but the sales of her goods are also quite something.” (Naofumi)

Since he was convinced they would sell, the accessory merchant started producing and selling official Firo goods.
He set the price quite high, but with that many fans, they’ll sell out in no time.
With this much popularity, perhaps we can have a handshake event, and charge one gold per time.
And finally, we can start producing dakimakura… or not.

“Ah… If I were to buy this… tomorrow’s food will…”

The person in the worn down robes hesitates over his purchase
He obviously has not the financing… value your life more, dude.
It’s not my problem if you starve.

By the way, I was informed afterwords that Motoyasu’s three stole the stage and did a concert of their own.
Firo’s show became really heated.

“It seems today’s going to get really hectic.” (Naofumi)

The people from my village wanted to participate as well, so they’ve taken various jobs…
It seems that Kiel’s stall is quite crowded.
What was she selling again?
When I look over, I see it’s a crepe stand.

“Ah, Nii-chan!” (Kiel)
“Oy, you knew how to make crepes?” (Naofumi)
“Of course!” (Kiel)

An excited Kiel, in dog form, dexterously handles the crepe skins on the pan. She’s selling them with the slaves usually on kitchen duty.
Hmph. I thought she was growing to be a gluttonous battle maniac, but she was able to cook as well.
I never expected to find a girly aspect in her at this point.

“Using Nii-chan’s crepe as a base, and adding new ideas, this is my original crepe.” (Kiel)

And what Kiel brought out was grilled fish…
She cuts the body into a texture like canned tuna, adds on sliced Bioplant fruit, and wraps it into the crepe skin.

“Crepes aren’t just dessert, you know.” (Kiel)
“Ah, yes, yes.” (Naofumi)

That sort of crepe existed in my world as well, so it’s not like I find it surprising.
It’s a way of cooking befitting of Kiel.

“Imya-chan’s also opened up a store.” (Raphtalia)

In the Bazaar area, I found the stall Imya had opened.
The walls were lined with clothes she made especially for this day.
After appraising them, I find they are all of High Quality. Even so, the price is reasonable, and they’re selling like hot cakes.

“Ah, Hero of the Shield-sama.” (Imya)
“If they’re selling this well, why not raise the price?” (Naofumi)
“But the cost of production was quite low, so selling it at any more than this would make me feel…” (Imya)
“Ah, so it’s about virtue. But the cost of your work itself needs to be included, so you should charge higher. Take note of that.” (Naofumi)
“Yes.” (Imya)

She’s quite an obedient child.
Raphtalia is carefully inspecting the cheap clothing. Wait, that’s underwear.
I feel like I’m looking at something I shouldn’t be.
It’s that. The feeling I would get if I enter a lingerie shop. Perhaps.

“Is there anything you want?” (Imya)
“Let’s see. Can you use slightly better materials to raise the defense?” (Raphtalia)
“Um… Does underwear need defense? For Raphtalia-san, I would recommend these ones.” (Imya)

And what Imya brought out was bright red… Victory Panties?
(TL: It’s stuff you wear when you wanna get lucky.)
There’s a hole in a strange area.

“Why are you selling something like that, Imya?” (Naofumi)
“Ah, yes. Master told me that these items would be in high demand, so it would be beneficial to stock them. I have something for Hero of the Shield-sama as well.” (Imya)
“…Why is there a hole in the one you’re recommending me as well?” (Naofumi)

And this one is around the anal region.
Even for a tailed Demi-Human, the placing is strange.

“That’s odd… Master said the Hero of the Shield-sama would want something like this…” (Imya)

Damn Tailor. Just how rotten is her brain?
And for such depravity to exist in this alternate world where such a genre shouldn’t exist yet…
How frightening. The Tailor is a genius. That wasn’t a compliment.
Let me just declare this. If she were to come to my world, she would have no problems putting food on the table.

“Does it not look cool to you?” (Imya)
“Imya… I’m definitely raising you in a way that you won’t learn that garment’s true meaning.” (Naofumi)
“…? Understood.” (Imya)
“Naofumi-sama! If I were to wear this, what would you think!?” (Raphtalia)

Raphtalia inquires with an excited expression. She’s holding the Victory Panties.
No matter how I look at it, she’s still a child on the inside. For her to see such a stimulating item, there’s no helping if she gets strangely excited.

“Raphtalia is already good looking, so I don’t think you have to dress up with things like that.” (Naofumi)
“Is that true!? Wait, Naofumi-sama?” (Raphtalia)
“I think Raphtalia would do fine with a normal pair. How about it?” (Naofumi)

I point to a pair of undergarments similar to the one she usually wears.

“Um, Naofumi-sama. This may sound slightly rude, but you’re not getting aroused at all?” (Raphtalia)
“Meaning?” (Naofumi)

Is it like a daughter asking their father?
I think it would be best for her to look natural, rather than wearing those overly-stimulating items.

“Ah, never mind. You don’t have to answer that one.” (Raphtalia)

Before I can say anything, Raphtalia puts the underwear back.
What’s wrong?
Did she guess my intentions?
It helps that Raphtalia’s so understanding.

About Yoraikun

A college student who really should be doing something more productive with his time. Also, he can read a bit of Japanese.
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212 Responses to Chapter 275: Revival Festival

  1. Zeb says:

    I moment of silence for Raphtalia.

    …. …. …. ……… …. ….
    She is stuck in a place far beyond the friend zone,

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  2. Vowel says:

    Naofumi you dense motherf*ker!

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    • happeniss says:

      im sorry but, naofumi is tied to our norms, where age and growth arent influeced by level. by his logic, raphthalia should still be a kid, the kid that he took care off and reared. put yourself in his shoes, and try to understand from his point of view

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      • Melakias says:

        He’s not dense, he said so in the previous chapter to Sadina, he knows perfectly well all the girl’s feelings for him, but he’s not planning to stay after the waves end and even then he sees most of them as kids way below his age.

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        • Victor DoUrden says:

          He is also bogged down with hate. Recall the chapter where his hate was stolen eh? She had her chance and fucked up big time by having him get his hate back

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      • Riger says:

        I agree. I like yandere capable girls like Atlas, though.

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        • your gonna cry dude. cry so much.

          P.S. It is his shield that makes him like this. It only allows negitive or evil feelings. You can clearly tell after he gain the wrath curse series

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        • Atlas isn’t really a yandere though. She’s more of a stalker since she follows him around and basically worships him. She doesn’t however seem to have any problem with sharing him and doesn’t particularly get jealous of the other girls, which is a big part of being a yandere.

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      • Dawg says:

        Thing is though he obviously thinks of her more than a daughter.

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  3. fayte413 says:

    Misunderstood Raphtalia is misunderstood.

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  4. Thanks, victory panties

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  5. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the release!!

    The TS Idol Protagonist reference I believe is to “Idol Pretender” by HARUSE Hiroki. Guy changed into girl through weird meds and has to earn 300 million yen to get the medicine again by being an idol so he can change back.

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  6. bobo? says:

    how can the curse make him so blind to alll these direct hints!!!!!?????? If this is lvl 3 wrath I can’t even begin to imagine what lvl 4 would be like

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  7. happeniss says:

    thanks as always yoraichii~

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  8. daxd says:

    thanks for update, wow GOD rank dense

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  9. lozlo says:

    Thanks for the release.
    I have to say, I’m beginning to get annoyed with Naofumi’s epic level of denseness…..
    I really hope this isn’t going to continue indefinitely…. It would detract from the re-reading value….

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  10. Ruth says:

    It’s kind of sad Naofumi lost all his lust for women.

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  11. Vyl says:

    V FOR VICTORY!

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  12. GonZ555 says:

    Poor raphtalia-chan… so close yet so far… naofumi needs a punishment for this!
    *runs to tailor-san* tailor-san naofumi said he wants to be your model… hehehe…

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  13. Justin Do says:

    Law of the protagonist’s love life:

    The stronger you are, the more dense you get.

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    • Yoraikun says:

      It’s probably because Raphtalia truly is around 10-12 years old. And Naofumi is from our world.

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      • goshinj says:

        Naofumi got way more values than us common people xD yes you all perverts ! And nothing is wrong tough wish nao would be more a beast in a feast

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      • Kanmuru says:

        I still think that Raphtalia is older. Because she turne much adult like before even lvl 40 while the other slaves, such as Imya, Kiel, Atla are way above lvl 40 and they are still child like. Kiel atm is between 15~16 y.o and she is supposedly only a year or two younger.

        So, my conclusion is that Raphtalia is older and just didn’t had the lvl to match.

        Sry for my bad english.

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        • Yoraikun says:

          Kiel isn’t 15-16. She looks that way. Raphtalia looks to be in her mid 20s, but her mind’s a child.

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        • Kanmuru says:

          this disparity between their looks is what feels off. Why Raph looks like mid twenties and Kiel and the other slaves don’t?

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        • Yoraikun says:

          I think it has to do with the individual’s wishes.
          Raphtalia wanted to grow up to be with Naofumi
          The other slaves matured normally because they didn’t really care
          Fohl wanted to grow up to protect Atlas
          Atlas wanted someone to love her the way she was, so she didn’t grow.
          Sadina’s truly in her 20s
          Firo’s race is forever Loli.

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        • Corey says:

          Maybe it’s that naufumi sees them as kids like he did with raphtalia in the beginning.

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  14. Sodemas says:

    thx for the chapter o/

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  15. karami92 says:

    Naofumi is a baka

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  17. Second says:

    Right now I hate you Naofumi. Thanks for the chapter!

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  18. Zef says:

    She’s quite an obedient child.
    Raphtalia is carefully inspecting the cheap clothing.. Qait, that’s underwear.
    Qait -> Wait

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  19. mashmaster1984 says:

    Tq for the chapter. We would have starved without you, Yoraikun.

    “The person in the worn down robes hesetates over his purchase”

    “The person in the worn down robes hesitates over his purchase.”

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  20. Matthew119 says:

    So far, my favorite comments start out with “Naofumi you dense motherf*cker” Its damn near every chapter now lol

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  21. willtellr says:

    Poor Raphtalia, even now after all that’s happened Naofumi sees her as a child, just like when he was broken. At least he can see that she’s grown up. Though it’s her own fault for saying then that only her body had grown.

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  22. ratbunuts says:

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  23. madscientist says:

    LOVE LOVE

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  24. ;_; says:

    Naofumi has reached beyond the density of dark matter!

    And a moment of silence for Raphtalia’s maiden heart.

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  25. zBrOs says:

    thanks for the release (: ~

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  26. generic75684 says:

    “It seems today’s going to get really hectick.”

    Hectick should be hectic

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  27. Ninza says:

    Welp all Motoyasu’s money will soon belong to Naofumi because of Firo idol’s business. Melty really understand Naofumi ;).

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  28. k says:

    thank for the update

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  29. whome says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

    Raphtalia should get the victory panties anyway. Who knows, she might get lucky. :-)

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  30. Jahma says:

    Thing about protagonist is, yes they’re dense, but the females who get friend zoned wanna be there. Raphtalia needs to just walk up to him and be like, I Love you then kiss him, problem solved. Same goes for all female character trying to get dense protagonists.

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  31. mycatlovesfujiapples says:

    I hope Naofumi will stay in Raphtalia’s world. Anyway Thanks for the chapter :D

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  32. GreyAlaze says:

    Thanks!

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  33. kingk says:

    No matter what the fans say naofumi will continue on being a good father/mother get over it , its already been set in stone the he sees her as a daughter he told her that to her face do no one remember that.

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  34. Tcol says:

    Thanks and LLLOOOOLLL *cough**cough* now i wanna see her appears in manga
    “Is there anything you want?” (Imya)
    “Let’s see. Can you use slightly better materials to raise the defense?” (Raphtalia)
    “Um… Does underwear need defense? For Raphtalia-san, I would recommend these ones.” (Imya)

    And what Imya brought out was bright red… Victory Panties?
    (TL: It’s stuff you wear when you wanna get lucky.)
    There’s a hole in a strange area.

    “Why are you selling something like that, Imya?” (Naofumi)
    “Ah, yes. Master told me that these items would be in high demand, so it would be beneficial to stock them. I have something for Hero of the Shield-sama as well.” (Imya)
    “…Why is there a hole in the one you’re recommending me as well?” (Naofumi)

    And this one is around the anal region.
    Even for a tailed Demi-Human, the placing is strange.

    “That’s odd… Master said the Hero of the Shield-sama would want something like this…” (Imya)

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  35. RyuGen says:

    I find it refreshing that Naofumi has so much self control :) makes him more of a badass but really even if Naofumi decides to love ralphtalia romantically there are other love rivals and the previous shield hero died because of the jealousy from his harem scary stuff :). Naofumi is playing a safe game at the moment.

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  36. yabaibunni says:

    Naofumi, if you seriously didn’t get the hint there, I hate to see if you did.

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  37. RyuGen says:

    Oh yeah Lols for the tailor creating that merchandise specifically for Naofumi hahahaha funny stuff.

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  38. MiKi says:

    pan paka pan~

    You have unlocked the conditions to use ULTRA “DENSE” SHIELD.

    ULTRA “DENSE” SHIELD 0/99 C

    Skill:
    「Impenetrable Shield」,「Daughter Zoned Shield」,「Bird Zoned Shield」,「Slave Zoned Shield」

    Special Bonus:
    Cannot be Fazed, Ignore All Status.

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  39. renjin says:

    Thanks for the release! Btw, banzai for the wincest road ;-)

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  40. Hell Satan says:

    they’reselling like hot cakes.

    It should be
    Theyre selling like hot cakes

    PS. What’s dakimura

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  41. Thank you!! says:

    Carnival dayo!
    Carnival dayo!

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  42. Psychronia says:

    Naofumi…. ಠ_ಠ

    You know, since Raphtalia actually is mentally 10-12, it would be a possible twist for her to actually just have a child’s puppy crush on him.
    I don’t think anyone wants to see that though.

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  43. Ingro says:

    Thank you for the chapter.

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  44. Pyro says:

    Thank you for the chapter.

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