Chapter 355: The Goddess Descends

Chapter 355: The Goddess Descends


The air reverberates as if the entire world is trembling. All clouds in the sky are blown away.
Hearing the rumbling, I promptly stand in front of everyone to protect them from what’s to come.
Just doing this won’t save anyone from a crumbling world, but even so, I’ve…

“No one step in front of me!”

I’ve decided to protect them.
Even through the inevitable collapse of the world as we know it.
No matter what happens, until my body erodes away.

The crack fills with light, and everyone shuts their eyes.
Ku… I wonder what sort of thing the collapse of the world is.
Like Glass said, will all life be sucked away, leaving this world an empty shell?
Or it could just be darkness… a black hole-like thing could appear to reduce everything to nothingness.
Anyways, right now… I’ll just have to pray for a miracle.

As I think that, strong blasts of wind hit my body… I continue to stand before the blinding light.

Eventually…
The earthquake stops, and I focus my eyes.

“Wha…”

Before me is an unfamiliar land; an assimilated world stretches across the landscape.
But, perhaps you can say I’ve seen it once before.

“This is-”

Glass is dumbfound.
Right… without the world falling to ruin, the assimilation ends.

“See? The wave wasn’t going to destroy the world!”

The reincarnators hold their weapons out at us and direct their hostility.
What does this mean?
We take on our battle formation as we glare at our enemies.
The Hourglass in my vision has stopped moving. It’s completely silent.

“Now, it’s time for the Goddess to come down!”

One of the reincarnators shouts out, and Witch MKII begins releasing a faint light.

“Eh?”

Witch MKII closes her eyes, and without the light showing any signs of dying down, she starts to float.
And the light converges… as if radiance is being gathered from every corner of the globe.

“Ah!?”

Glass raises her voice.

“What’s wrong!?” (Naofumi)
“All the Soul Eater monsters under my control have mysteriously perished!” (Glass)

What!?
When I look to the sky… various clumps of light arrive and surround Witch MKII.
Eventually, many balls of dazzling light have gathered, and MKII disappears into a mass of light herself.

“Mary!”

The reincarnators call out her name.
Soon, the gathered light disperses… Standing there, is a familiar, yet unfamiliar… woman. She floats in space.

“Oh… my Goddess.”
“Everyone, I offer you my deepest thanks. Because of all of your efforts, I can finally return to this land.”

The reincarnators and their comrades silently look upon the scene.
… It’s that. The atmosphere where a powerful person joins your party.
Does that make this the birth of an ultimate enemy for us?
This may have become a heated scene in Manga or Games, but since we’re on the enemy side, the only thing that really comes to mind is, ‘what sort of bullshittery is this?’

“For Mary to be the Goddess…”
“Did I surprise you? In order to assist you, I let fragments of my soul be born into this world. They had not my memory, but I truly was close to all of you.”
“!?”

Fragments…?
I have an exceedingly bad feeling about this.
The one before us who proclaims herself a Goddess… I could guess just what sort of being existed as her foundation.

No… perhaps it would be better to say that everything was connected.
The discomfort I’ve been feeling until now was all caused by this.
The Goddess turns to us and greets us.

“It’s a pleasure to meet you. No, perhaps I should say we’ve met many times before? I am Medea Pideth Machina. You are the ones who put one of my fragments, Malty, through quite a uncomfortable time, are you not?”
“M-Malty!?” (Trash)

Trash’s voice resounds out.
Right, when you look closely, the woman who calls herself Medea resembles Witch to some extent.

“Trash, calm down!” (Naofumi)
“Y-yes!” (Trash)
“Ah, how cowardly were these people when they used their cruelest methods to torture a fragment of my being, only to execute her in the end. How pitiful an end.” (Medea)

In a manner that showed she was making a play for sympathy, Medea weeps to the reincarnators while pointing her finger at us.

“I definitely cannot offer salvation unto you. For people like you, I cannot offer forgiveness as one who holds the title of god.”

… Her eyes are laughing.
My memories whisper to me. Those are the eyes Witch made whenever she tried to fool someone.

I see. So Witch’s true identity was a fragment of a Goddess’s soul.
So that’s why she developed a personality unbecoming of the child of the Queen and Trash.
From the start, she was merely the being trying to lead the world to ruin. No matter how hard you tried to fix her, she wouldn’t change.
Perhaps the order engraved on her heart was to torment the Heroes, or to covet luxury and cause the declination of the world.

“Trash… please understand. The person who was once your daughter is now the enemy of the world. Don’t forget it.” (Naofumi)
“Papa, I’m over here!” (Medea)

With a perfect imitation of Witch’s voice, Medea calls out to Trash.

“How dare you order my execution. Even though you were my father! I definitely won’t forgive you.”
“A-ah…”

Trash begins trembling.
The fear of having the daughter he killed come back… Is it?
For Trash, who cares deeply for his family, this must be torture.

“Trash! Get yourself together! What about the country your beloved Queen left behind.. and what do you think will become of Melty!?” (Naofumi)
“…!”

Having regained his senses, Trash begins glaring at Medea.

“Now, everyone! Let us defeat the enemy of the world!” (Medea)
“Yeah~!”

The reincarnators raise a loud cry, as they point their varied weapons at us.
Behind them, lending them power, is an army from Glass’s World.
Is this… an All-Out War!?

Damn! Having come all the way here, we get wrapped up in this pointless battle.
But, I can’t be swayed here.
I just have to play my part. The Leader of my army. A Hero. Whatever works best. Just play the part.
Or else, we really will lose.

“We’re intercepting them!”
“Understood!”

We also raise our voices and begin our clash with the opposing army.
One runs ahead of everyone, capturing his enemy’s attention…

“Die! You heartless Heroes!”

A reincarnator… one holding a katana rushes at us.

“There!” (Naofumi)

I grab the blade with one hand to stop it.

“W-what!?”
“What sort of half-assed strengthening are you using?” (Naofumi)

Can we win like this?
Even if the Enemy’s general went out of her way to appear, that doesn’t mean they got any stronger.

“Motoyasu!” (Naofumi)
“I know! 「Brionac X」!” (Motoyasu)

Motoyasu’s spear of life pierces the reincarnator.

“GUHAAAAAAAH!”

Damn… he isn’t dying.
I believe there is a guy who specialized in defense among them.

“Dammit, they’re closing in!”
“Ren, Raphtalia! Go pincer them!” (Naofumi)
“Got it!” (Ren)
“Yes!” (Raphtalia)
“Rafu~!” (Raph-chan)

Ren and Raphtlaia, and also Raph-chan, draw closer to them and unleash consecutive attacks on their members.

“Ugu—gu…”
“Trash, from the rear, prepare ritual magic and continuous support fire!” (Naofumi)
“Understood!” (Trash)

By my order, Trash prepares the rear forces to use Ritual Magic and loads the magic into Fitoria’s Vassal weapon tank.
Of course, the original she copied it off of, Mii-kun, is there too.

「Lightening Impact Whip X」!
「KYUAAAAAAAA」!

A flexible whip coated in electricity repeatedly snaps at the enemy, and to match her, Gaelion breathes flames to envelop them.
Taniko and Gaelion’s combination is in good shape.

「Spiral Claw Ten」!
「Dragon of Ruin Inferno Fist X」!

The ones that approach Firo are relentlessly mowed down by her spiraling claw motions, and those that dodge are pummeled down by Fohl’s fist.
Good, the enemy’s formation isn’t complete.
I’ll bet they never met to discuss their strengthening methods.

“Arara… then I guess there’s no helping it.” (Medea)

Medea gently raises her hand and snaps her finger.

「Eternal Blessing」

The reincarnators and their allies are covered in a rain of light.
And right after that—

“Gu…”

The attacks I take suddenly become exponentially heavier.
Is it support magic?
But what I’ve cast on us is Revelation Aura X, you know.
Up until now, we’ve always had some room for leisure, but right now, the most I can do is endure it.
That means Ren and the other Heroes, as well as those in the rear, won’t be able to take these attacks.

“I offer my deepest thanks, Goddess!”

The Reincarnator turns to Medea, and offers thanks before glaring at me.

“Take this! 「Cold Steel Vital Wave」!”
“Too soft!” (Naofumi)

From his katana, a wind-themed blade of light comes flying.
I take his attack and redirect it… towards the one who is fighting Ren.
Ren’s always made a habit of observing his surroundings. Noticing the sword wave flying towards him, he jumps back.
And the sharp edge tears the one who could make absolute defense barriers to shreds.

“Guhah!?”

Uwah. His legs are sent flying…
Just how high is his power output?
But the legs soon reattach themselves… As if time itself was rewinding itself, the man returns to his initial state.

“That was your fault for not dodging!”
“The hell you say!?”

In anger, the barrier guy seals the katana guy in his wall.
Oy, they’re fighting each other.
Just how uncooperative are these guys?

… No, I can’t really say anything against them.
Looking at the past selves of us heroes makes my head hurt.
Actually, I don’t think Ren and the others would ever get into a fight before an enemy.
Though, they would call each other names afterwards.

“Don’t think my absolute barrier can only be used for defense!”

When the barrier guy clenches his fist tightly, the barrier surrounding the katana guy begins to shrink.

“Gu… stoop…”

A cracking sound rings out as the Katana bastard is forced into a box much smaller than his own body.
Isn’t this overkill?
There’s a limit to not getting along.
… Could it be that they were trying to murder one another from the start?
I mean, Glass did say that some countries of reincarnators were at war, or something.

“Stop your fighting!”

Medea calls out to them, but the two aren’t listening.
Eventually, the barrier breaks, and the Katana Bastard starts attacking the barrier maker.
There’s no camaraderie here.
They’re all solo players who claim to be the ace of the team.
Are those following these reincarnators party members? Women are cheering them on, and some rush forward to join the fray.

“It looks like they’ll need a capable commander… Ahaha, I found an interesting soul floating around.” (Medea)

Medea starts chuckling… she opens her hand.
What? The world stopped?
Only Trash, Medea, and I can still move.

“Come out.” (Medea)

In the area above Medea’s hand, a black, glass-like ball manifests… the person that emerges from it puts both Trash and I at a loss for words.

“That’s–”

Everyone else is the same.
The deceased Queen stands there, holding up a folding fan to cover her mouth.

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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226 Responses to Chapter 355: The Goddess Descends

  1. just a random guy says:

    i beg you yorai sama, please give us MOAAAR m(_ _)m take my soul and give us MOAAAAR

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  2. Orange Light Saber says:

    So who here actually thought that witch was the root of all evil even though that was a fraction of that goddess

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  3. AsianOtakuGuy says:

    A wild Witch MK0 appeared!
    1. XRunX (NA)
    2. Die
    3. Cry
    >a. XRunX (NA)
    >b. Die
    >c. Become an Athiest
    >c. Complain
    >d. Fight
    4. Become an Athiest
    >a. Die
    >b. Cry
    >c. Fight
    5. Complain
    >a. Swear
    >b. Become an Athiest
    >c. Fight
    6. Fight
    >a. Beat Up
    >>A. Punch Her in the Face
    >>B. Throw Rocks
    >b. Kill
    >c. Capture
    >>A. Execute
    >>B. Torture
    >>>B1. Continue Torture
    >>>>B1a. Heal
    >>>>B1b. Execute
    >>>B2. Give Hope
    >>>>B2a. Torture
    >>>>B2b. Heal
    >>>>B2c. Execute
    >>>B3. Heal
    >>>>B3a Torture
    >>>B4. Execute

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  4. Demintika says:

    Those poor worlds, having someone like that be the Goddess..

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  5. Haha says:

    Climax!!!!!!!

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  6. wut the F***….I had some sympathy for her at the end but now that she’s a goddess Naofumi can now beat her up as much as he-oh wait he still has 0 attack damage RIP Naofumi….

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  7. withcer22 says:

    i think another 20 chapters more to go :D

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  8. Mongo God of Thunder says:

    no remember near the beginning he had a shield that increased his attack 1+ that was in the original 23 chapters though

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  9. Caim says:

    Kinda reminds me of Monster Girl Quest……where the Goddess is secretly the villain in the end…and….uses the hero……………………I…..MGQ Goddess is another Witch?

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  10. Well, I was right about the fragments, didn’t expect the queen to comeback though….STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT EPISODE OF “TATE NO YUUSHA!”

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  11. Mongo God of Thunder says:

    I can’t sleep now the excitement might kill me

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  12. a certain vegetable says:

    there’s no way anyone this strong is not in our team! this must be a force to lose scripted battle!

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  13. Halfling Runner says:

    .0. Dun-dun-dun……..

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  14. windigo says:

    i wnder how many players would line up to kill her daily if she was a boss of an online mmorpg

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  15. madrake says:

    Man… just like the holy goddess/god in many game, they are always the final boss using human.

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  16. cho says:

    Nao will be sent to his original world..??

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  17. Mario says:

    Neat.

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  18. 3rdTomeSage says:

    It seems no one has noticed that the Goddess summoned the Queen of Melromark….
    I expect an amalgamation of insanity to implode upon itself right now.
    On my own personal vendetta: “YAY THE QUEEN IS BACK… wait… OH SHIT SHE IS ON THEIR SIDE!”
    Neutral Opinion: Witch fragment and Self-Proclaimed Goddess for eternal suffering yes?
    MVP for Chapter: Trash, Naoufumi.
    Guest Star: (Ressurected) Queen of Melromark
    Want to Punch in the face: All fragments of the Self-Proclaimed Goddess, and the Foolish being her self.
    Anyone disagree?

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  19. Mark says:

    This confirms that gods and goddesses are nothing but evil bastards! To the abyss with them all!

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    • Leightjim says:

      wait… do you include Noafumi on that? He is the God of the Shield.

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      • Mark says:

        Huh? Naofumi a god? Thought he was HERO of the Shield. Unless you just flat out said spoilers =_=’
        Actually I am just agreeing with Naofumi’s statement from long before about gods being jerks. Though I suppose I was a tad bit harsh.

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        • Do not you remember the explanations of the Queen of all the alleged heroes are closer stocks of a god?
          That’s why there are always many women wanting to have children with them because these children eventually will be special stocks by itself

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        • Mark says:

          Nope don’t recall Queen ever saying the heroes were akin to gods. Just that people were fanatical about the heroes’ powers being worshiped like gods. But never were the heroes actual gods, just treated as such. Difference there.

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        • yariel says:


          Then can someone explain how Cane at Naofumi hand which ability to slay God can do extra damage to Tact …

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        • Mark says:

          Simple: Godslayer Mod!
          Hahahahah don’t need to be a god to kill a god, if you have the right tools ^_^

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    • Secret Stalker says:

      That’s….Rude dude

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      • Mark says:

        I suppose I was a tad harsh… no, I take back that new thought. Most deities I’ve read about all seem… indifferent or just plain selfish to the levels of cataclysm and world breaking. Oh well just my own vile thoughts to entities with so much power and possibly due to Bitch being a goddess piece or the goddess being a Bitch. Who knows?

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  20. hmmm, that’s odd come to think of it if queen was a fragment then wouldn’t that mean that it is possible that the fragments them selves aren’t so cooperative. Since queen was the one who sent witch to Faubley

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  21. k says:

    why did i think of Yuyuko the moment i saw the queen…

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  22. Anonymous says:

    This will be a hard battle for Luge Lancarose…

    or maybe Queen would be so delighted about Trash’ change that she would go back to Naofumi’s side?

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  23. goblinrou says:

    So bitch was divine bitch? Also mother of plot twist at the end.

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  24. anon says:

    go to sleep

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  25. stelvis says:

    Ty yoraikun exelent work ^^
    $h7 i want see this in anime and manga !!!!!!!!

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    • Saian Darkasia says:

      Are you unaware there is a already a manga, or is it because the manga follows the light novel and not the web novel?

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  26. Truth says:

    Ha ha ha ha, I knew this bitch would be back, the evil god being witch lol, I prefer Hitogami over this

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  27. BlackAnimeQueen says:

    Reblogged this on estheradura53.

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  28. metable says:

    Thanks for the chapter once again!

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  29. shira says:

    so, WItch is “just a fragment”, huh…..
    when i know that, i feel similar like when i was attacked by a cockroach, then killed it, but then in the next morning it was missing, then in the night it back with it’s company.

    Naofumi, get ready your shield (ie. sandals)

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  30. CommonDude says:

    So….. What happened to the Dragon Fragments? I wonder if Naofumi’s team can have an “Import” Team Member… I dunno maybe dragon God and ressurect Atlas kick their asses miserably I dunno.

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  31. Anonymous says:

    I love these Dio banners. Every time I see a new one I end up with a smile.

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  32. CommonDude says:

    BTW
    Thanks for the chapter…. A lot….. excuse me…. [DAMN IT WITCH!!!! DIE ALREADY!!!!]

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  33. NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Thanx for the good work by the way Yoraikun. Seriously, why did she call the Queen of all people…

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    • RBomber says:

      Common sense dictates that when you got powerful assets, not using them on critical, desperate situation is just plain stupid.

      Genre savvyness, however, dictates that putting brainwashed Huang Rong in front of Guo Jing will not end well for the deployer. It may take quite a long time, but karma is quite patient.

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  34. Deftu says:

    I can’t say the evil goddess development is suprising. I do like the twist of the “bored deity” playing with the world for kicks. However, I’m not really suprised by any of this. It’s not cliche, but it’s almost like ithe author is being rushed to an ending, anyone else getting that vibe?

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  35. seihaikun says:

    Medea the witch huh?
    Well I don’t think she was that powerful compare to other god antagonists
    It just limit to troublesome.Witch weren’t that smart and her only weapon are those stupid cheater.

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    • shira says:

      no person can be that cunning without good brain. i admin Witch is pretty smart on deceiving, but maybe because she’s a woman her judgement more geared to emotion when emotional.
      and if she can control spirits, then it most troublesome, since SP is like spirit, maybe she have SP drain skill?

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  36. First Malty, then Malty MK2 then Medea Malty Ultima……
    but Queen????

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  37. darthfumi says:

    If itsuki is capable of copying guns then shouldn’t naofumi be able to copy armors? How cool would that be. Haha erza scarlet as reference

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  38. That goddess is like myria from breath of fire series look like goddess at face but devil at heart

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    • yariel says:


      one of her instant death attack is also disgusting …
      tearing open her stomach and guts striking a character to death …

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  39. ZaX says:

    Damn that’s just evil using dead allies to fight back against them.
    Thanks for the chapter!

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  40. Yes! says:

    Dam it all. Just read KnW ,113-120, that triple release ch 118-120 though. Now this chapter. So much hype! I can’t sleep with reading such great WNs. Thanks Yoraikun for the chapter!

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  41. teppy says:

    thanks !

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  42. Palifa says:

    wah…demon goddess b(w)itch..how dare she use light element and necromancy….that’s cheat. Btw what sort of goddess is she?

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  43. Artemis90 says:

    Expected it several chapters ago…

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  44. fel29 says:

    OMG THAT FUCKING GOD BASTARD REVIVES THE QUEEN, JUST TO FIGHT AGAINST NAOFUMI? NO GOD PLS NO. What did naofumi do to recive too much suffer? Really….

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  45. windigo says:

    im thinking if noufumi absorbs the wich into his sheaild after she dies dose that ulock somthing like the dieity siries?

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  46. katoshuu says:

    Thanks for the chapter Yoraikun-san

    I think the queen will switch to Nao’s side by herself or by with a cure magic

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  47. Assassin says:

    Guys you know what Naoufumi has the Image of Gilgamesh The King of all Heroes cause they look the same lol

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  48. Well I can’t say I didn’t see this coming, though I really wish it didn’t. I just want witch to die a true death.

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