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The battle against the forces defending Botin was in a deadlock now due to Bakunawa’s astounding consuming ability.
The enemy demigods could not make any attempt to advance, as they would be devoured by Bakunawa, but Gufadgarn and her allies could not advance in front of him either. Even the monsters that were essentially beasts with low intelligence did not dare to draw near, feeling a primal fear of Bakunawa.
Thus, the battle was being fought entirely through light and lighting-based attacks that were not affected by Bakunawa’s vacuuming ability, and long-ranged attacks such as manipulating the ground beneath the enemy at a distance.
The only exception was the cannonball-type Demon King Familiars. Vandalieu didn’t mind these being devoured by Bakunawa, so they were fired by the cannon-type Demon King Familiars (in other words, himself), and around a third of them were devoured.
“Oh dear,” one of them said as it got caught up in Bakunawa’s vacuum.
“Make sure you chew properly,” said another as it followed the same path.
“Papa, you’re very delicioooous!” said Bakunawa.
The demigods defending Botin couldn’t be blamed for feeling a chill at the sight of Bakunawa mercilessly chewing and crushing the flesh-and-blood split entities of his father.
From the perspective of Gorn and his allies, it was simply bizarre to see Bakunawa eating his own father without hesitation, even if it was just his split entities, and Vandalieu being absolutely unconcerned about being chewed and killed by his own son. Even Darcia and the others who were protecting Bakunawa were watching with strained smiles, with no intention of actually trying to stop him.
This situation could only be described as utter madness, and Gorn and his allies wanted to defeat Bakunawa as soon as possible, but they were unable to inflict a single scratch on him as he was under the protection of Darcia and the others.
Meanwhile, Bakunawa… or rather, Darcia, was staying wary of the demigods’ long-ranged attacks and had no intention of making an approach.
Thus, time was simply going by in this deadlock situation, but… Gorn and his allies were the only ones who were getting impatient.
“We are simply bait to hold the enemy in place while the great Vandalieu frees Botin. Our objective is to simply buy time like this, rather than defeat the enemy,” said Gufadgarn.
It was desirable to defeat the enemy if possible, but she had no intention of doing anything reckless in order to do so. Thus, she was calmly observing Gorn and his allies.
Meanwhile, the Four Dead Sea Captains provided reports on the current situation.
“Master Godwin is complaining through the Goblin-head communicators: ‘Hurry up and let me fight.’”
“There are also complaints about the fake Cuatros being too small.”
“W-what shall we do?”
… It seemed that Gorn and his allies were not the only ones getting impatient.
“If Godwin makes too much noise, have the great Vandalieu placate him. As for everyone else, tell them that we must endure and persevere for a while longer,” said Gufadgarn, speaking into one of the Goblin-head communicators.
“Aye, aye! I’ll get the Demon King Familiar masters on it right away!” said one of the Four Dead Sea Captains on the other end.
Godwin’s voice was audible through the communicator for a moment, but it was suddenly cut off in an unnatural manner.
It seemed that he had been dragged away by the Demon King Familiars who were on the same ship as him.
As expected of the great Vandalieu, Gufadgarn thought as she nodded to herself several times.
However, the effort put into forcibly calming Godwin down were not rewarded; the battle began to progress once more.
“Ugh… I’m full,” said Bakunawa.
His vacuuming had stopped. Judging from the current size of his body, he had eaten such a vast quantity of matter that the word ‘glutton’ would not be sufficient to describe him, but it seemed that he did indeed have his limits.
With labored breaths, he curled his body up. Seeing this, excitement boiled within Gorn and his allies.
“Now is our chance!” Gorn shouted. “Close the distance, with the monsters and Golems at the front! Brateo, Madroza, don’t make a move yet!”
Brateo clicked his tongue. “Fine.”
Though he and Madroza had ignored Gorn’s orders to rush to the frontlines in previous battles, both of them were now standing by, and a horde of monsters that they had kept in reserve began advancing, alongside Orichalcum Golems with prominent marks where they had been repaired.
Most of the wild monsters that had attacked Gorn and his allies had already been defeated or fled. Seemingly understanding that Gorn and his allies were stronger than them, they showed no desire of trying to attack them again.
In their impatience, Gorn and his allies mistakenly believed that this was a good opportunity for them.
As a horde of monsters of all shapes and sizes advanced alongside the Orichalcum Golems, Basdia, one of the people defending Bakunawa, made her move.
Making use of the enhancement of her physical abilities by her transformation equipment, she performed a single flip in mid-air before delivering a kick onto Bakunawa’s back with a spirited shout.
A moment after Basdia’s kick, Bakunawa burped loudly and a beam of light erupted from his mouth, incinerating the monsters that were leading the charge and turning them into ash.
“Ah, I feel better now!” Bakunawa said happily.
“Great job, Basdia-san!” said Darcia.
“Yeah, I’m getting used to helping Bakunawa burp,” said Basdia.
“I know where to hit. But his scales are so hard that it is impossible for someone of my strength…” lamented Zadiris.
It seemed that Bakunawa had unleashed a Breath attack with his burp.
“That wasn’t a light-attribute Breath attack! It’s similar to Marduke’s ‘Long Breath of the Dragon-Emperor’…!” one of the demigods shouted.
“What?!” exclaimed another. “Impossible! Is he not merely an Elder Dragon birthed by Tiamat?!”
The Breath attack that Bakunawa had unleashed with his burp was the one that was unique to the Dragon-Emperor God Marduke, the ancestor of all Elder Dragons.
Vandalieu and his companions had been told as much by Tiamat when she first saw him burping and unleashing this Breath, but the gods of Gorn’s forces were shocked by this unexpected sight… especially Madroza and the other Elder Dragons.
Given Bakunawa’s bizarre appearance and the fact that he had called split entities of Vandalieu ‘Papa,’ Gorn and his allies had surmised that Vandalieu and Tiamat had mated in some way, and Bakunawa was the Elder Dragon that was born as a result.
This was indeed true, but… Bakunawa had demonstrated the ability to use the ‘Long Breath of the Dragon-Emperor,’ an ability that none other than Marduke himself possessed… Even Tiamat and Madroza, who belonged to the generation of Elder Dragons that Marduke had created himself, had not inherited this ability. This fact made the demigods instinctually believe that Bakunawa was some secretly-hidden direct descendant of Marduke.
“Damn it! Keep your wits about you! So what if he’s some orphan of Marduke’s! He is an enemy! Nothing more, nothing less!” shouted Brateo.
“Brateo! You’ll anger Madroza and the others!” Gorn warned him. “But you speak the truth. Listen, Madroza and my Elder Dragon allies. This is not Marduke. This is an atavistic descendant or something that has inherited a part of Marduke’s power. He is no different from you, as you have Marduke’s blood running through your veins as well!”
Though the demigods were greatly shaken, Gorn’s words quickly put them at ease… even though cannon-fire and beams of light were still pouring from the enemy fleet, leaving them no room for hesitation.
Gufadgarn put her mind to work, paying no attention to what Gorn and his allies were doing. To begin with, she hadn’t expected Bakunawa’s Breath attack to cause major unrest – ten seconds of hesitation was more than enough.
During that time, her allies had succeeded in cleaning up the monsters that were leading the charge and applying damage to the Orichalcum Golems.
But it seemed that buying any further time would be difficult.
Gorn and his allies, having regained their composure, were on the attack once more. They were keeping their distance and using long-ranged attacks, while leaving the remaining monsters, the Orichalcum Golems, and their own summoned beasts to fight on the frontlines.
“Dessert!” Bakunawa said gleefully.
A blood-red tentacle… or rather, tongue, extended from inside his mouth, looping around in a circle that surrounded the monsters, and in the next moment, he swallowed them whole.
“The blood is so sweet! But I can’t eat any more,” Bakunawa said.
“Then what about your ‘second stomach,’ Bakunawa-chan?” said Darcia.
What she referred to as a second stomach was not the same as the one often spoken of by women with sweet desserts before them. It was an organ that existed in Bakunawa’s body, one that served as a food storage space.
TLN: In English, we would say that one “always has room for dessert.” In Japanese, the equivalent saying literally means that one “has a second stomach for dessert.” (I don’t think this particular phrasing is very common in English)
In addition to the stomach that digested his food, Bakunawa also had a ‘second stomach’ that was capable of storing excess food. But due to the location of this organ, he could not fill it with the tremendous vacuuming force that he had previously demonstrated.
“Yeah, Mama told me to empty it before I came here, and I listened to her,” said Bakunawa.
“Good boy,” said Darcia. “Then if you see any delicious-looking enemies, don’t hesitate to store them in your second stomach. After chewing thoroughly, of course.”
“Got it!” said Bakunawa.
Following her instructions, he produced several tongues from his mouth that stretched out to grab monsters one after another.
The monsters screeched as they attempted to escape by severing the tongues that were entwined around them, but their sharp claws and teeth that were harder than Mythril or Adamantite could not inflict even a single scratch on the stretchy tongues.
But the tongues were not as powerful as Bakunawa’s vacuuming ability. A ten-meter-tall three-eyed Minotaur was one of the monsters that Bakunawa had targeted as delicious-looking, but rather than being pulled into Bakunawa’s mouth, it roared loudly as it pulled away, stretching out the tongue that was wrapped around its torso.
Bakunawa groaned as he sent a second and a third tongue at the three-eyed Minotaur, but the other monsters got in the way.
The monsters had no coordination or teamwork, but this was the first time Bakunawa had shown any sign of weakness; they repelled the tongues with spells and rammed their bodies into them from the side with all their strength, preventing them from reaching their target.
No matter how stretchy the tongues were, they were beginning to take damage from being attacked by these high-Rank monsters.
Darcia and Zadiris stepped in with spells to send the monsters scattering.
“‘Life Beast Pack Assault!’”
“‘Chaotic Light Flash Blade Dance!’”
Basdia and Vigaro leapt in to help clear the monsters as well, along with advice on things for Bakunawa to look out for when using his tongue.
“Bakunawa! When you use your tongues, don’t go for enemies that are too far away! And I know there’s a lot of choices, but eat them one by one, slowly but surely!” said Vigaro.
“If you don’t do that, it’ll hurt, you know. Got it?” said Basdia.
“Yeah, got it! Thanks, Grandpa Vigaro and Auntie Basdia!” said Bakunawa with an earnest nod.
Like a child learning from falling over, Bakunawa had gained experience from this failure. Incidentally, the wounds on his tongue had already healed.
“Don’t… DON’T MESS WITH US!” roared Brateo, realizing that this battle to the death was being used as an educational experience for this baby (Elder Dragon).
In his rage, he brought a particularly large bolt of lightning that split into multiple to rain upon Bakunawa and the others.
However, Legion suddenly appeared using Teleportation and used their body to block some of the lightning. The rest was blocked by the barrier produced by Zadiris and the ‘Moonlight Magical Girl’ Zandia, and the shield of the ‘Saint of Healing’ Jeena.
“The Zombie Titans were with you as well!” Brateo groaned as he received the damage of his own lightning, reflected by Legion’s ‘Counter.’
But because they possessed the ‘Fire and Lightning Resistance’ Skill, they received almost no damage from such insignificant lightning attacks. The damage reflected to Brateo was only slight.
“Keep it up, Brateo!” said Gorn, praising his actions in battle for the first time. “Keep attacking, splitting your lightning attacks into multiple, and be careful that they aren’t reflected by that mass of meat’s ‘Counter’ or Gufadgarn’s spells!”
“G-Gorn-dono! Are you sure about this?!” said the Crab Beast-King Gabildes, wondering if Gorn had lost his mind.
“Yes,” said Gorn with a nod. “The fact that they are defending this Elder Dragon named Bakunawa works in our favor – we can make sure that some fraction of their fighting strength is going into defending that creature! Continue your attacks, Brateo!”
“I don’t need you to tell me!” Brateo shouted back at Gorn as he brought more lightning attacks raining down.
But naturally, Legion and the others defended Bakunawa. Meanwhile, long-ranged attacks from Madroza and Gabildes targeted the nine remaining ships, including the real Cuatro, causing the cannon-fire and beams of light from the fleet to be sent in their direction.
“We are in a deadlock once more, but… it may seem too unnatural for there to be so little progress. Unleash Godwin. And send word for Knochen-dono and Bone-Man-dono to be deployed as well,” said Gufadgarn.
In response to these orders, another of the fake Cuatros exploded from within, and Knochen emerged. This swarm of bones also carried Godwin and Bone Man, who were heading right at Gorn and his allies.
Just as the battle looked like it would progress further, a shockwave came from far behind Gorn and his allies, as if something had exploded.
Bakunawa gave a startled cry and immediately used his wings to protect Darcia and the others around him.
“What is that?!” said Darcia, surprised by this sudden development.
“It doesn’t seem like an enemy attack!” said Zandia.
“This is… Could it be that Vandalieu had devoured Botin?!” shouted the Light Dragon God Ryularyus, his voice filled with fear.
But Gorn replied, “No!” with a satisfied smile. “Botin, the great god of the earth attribute, has been revived! A true miracle! We are victorious!”
Meanwhile, Vandalieu was standing in the middle of the area from which the shockwave had originated.
“I didn’t imagine that I’d end up on this side of it,” he said.
He had been sent back outside the seal that Guduranis had placed on Botin, but rather than ending up back inside his underground tunnel, he was now on the surface.
The backup forces stationed near Botin, who had been sent flying a short distance by the shockwave, stared in astonishment as they became aware of Vandalieu’s presence.
“Impossible! Why is Vandalieu here?!” one of them exclaimed.
“Has Botin-sama not been revived?!” shouted another.
“This is no time to be flustered! Kill the bastard, kill him!” roared a third, as he and his comrades began attacking Vandalieu.
《You have acquired ‘Botin’s Divine Protection’ and ‘Peria’s Divine Protection!’》
“I understand receiving Botin’s Divine Protection, but why Peria’s as well? Is she watching through Juliana?” Vandalieu wondered as he deflected the backup forces’ panicked Breath attacks and spells with ‘Barrier Bullet.’
Leaving this matter aside, he realized that it would be difficult to withstand a one-sided battle with these gods with him staying on the defense, so he produced an eyeball of the Demon King on the back of his head to examine the situation.
The seal has vanished without a trace, but it seems that it was quite big. About one minute until Borkus and the others arrive. The enemy won’t give me the moment I need to let Sam out of my shadow, but… well, I suppose I can do one minute.
“Everyone, I have finished freeing Botin. All that there is left to do now is call on the enemy to surrender, and kill those who still insist on fighting,” said Vandalieu.
He relayed this information to Gufadgarn and the others as well through the Demon King Familiars.
The attacks suddenly stopped.
“B-Botin?! No, she’s not alone!”
“Zantark, Ricklent, Zuruwarn… and Vida! Why are they here?!”
Botin, leading her subordinate gods, had placed themselves in between Vandalieu and the backup forces, followed by Vida and the other gods as well.
The mother-goddess was dark-skinned and had a build that looked sturdy, rather than elegant. Her brows gave off the impression of having a strong will.
She stared at the gods facing her as if glaring at them. “I thank you for all the work you have done so far – Alda, the God of Light and Law, and the rest of you, have all tried to protect the world in your own way while I was sealed away… But! So long as I am known as mother-goddess, I will never accept Alda, the God of Law and Fate!”
This declaration echoed far and wide, reaching Gorn and his allies as well, and they opened their eyes wide in shock.
“B-Botin, what are you saying?” one of the demigods stammered. “Please, clear your mind and –”
“My mind has never been clearer than it is now! This is my last warning for all of you. Demigods, return to your homes, and gods, devote your efforts to the maintenance of the world! If you do not… be very aware that you will become my enemy, as I am an ally of Vandalieu!” Botin shouted, her voice fiercer than any Elder Dragon’s roar, striking a heavy blow in the hearts of Gorn and the gods he commanded.
- Name: Juliana Alcrem
- Titles: Princess Knight of the Demon Empire of Vidal, Leader of Morksi’s Mascot Squad, Cow Princess General
- Rank: 9
- Race: Hathor Princess Knight
- Level: 0
- Passive skills:
- Enhanced Attribute Values: Under Command: Level 5 (LEVEL UP!)
- Enhanced Attribute Values: Mounted: Level 3
- Strengthened Attack Power when Equipped with a Spear: Large (LEVEL UP!)
- Augmented Defensive Power when Equipped with Metal Armor: Medium (Awakened from Strengthened Defensive Power when Equipped with Metal Armor!)
- Mental Corruption: Level 4 (NEW!)
- Dark Vision (NEW!)
- Superhuman Strength: Level 10 (NEW!)
- Strengthened Attribute Values: Creator: Level 5 (NEW!)
- Self-Strengthening: Guidance: Level 5 (NEW!)
- Physical Resistance: Level 3 (NEW!)
- Disease and Poison Resistance: Level 3 (NEW!)
- Mana Enlargement: Level 1 (NEW!)
- Strengthened Attribute Values: Transformation: Level 4 (NEW!)
- Vitality Enlargement: Level 1 (NEW!)
- Allure: Level 1 (NEW!)
- Active skills:
- Spear Technique: Level 5
- Armor Technique: Level 9 (LEVEL UP!)
- Shield Technique: Level 8 (LEVEL UP!)
- Mount: Level 3
- Coordination: Level 9 (LEVEL UP!)
- Etiquette: Level 3
- Command: Level 10 (LEVEL UP!)
- Transcend Limits: Level 1 (NEW!)
- Archery: Level 5 (NEW!)
- Halberd Technique: Level 6 (NEW!)
- Familiar Spirit Demonfall: Level 3 (NEW!)
- Dancing: Level 4 (NEW!)
- Singing: Level 4 (NEW!)
- Unique Skills:
- Vandalieu’s Divine Protection (NEW!)
- Peria’s Divine Protection (NEW!)
- Vida’s Divine Protection (NEW!)
- Botin’s Divine Protection (NEW!)
Monster explanation (written by Luciliano):
A race produced by changes in a half-Minotaur triggered by the acquisition of Botin’s divine protection. I had hypothesized several possible causes of these changes, but… half-Minotaurs themselves are an unstable race, as they were created through pseudo-reincarnation, so I believe the changes were caused by this divine protection that was acquired after their birth.
It is also possible that in the half-Minotaur state, the mutation brought about by the death-attribute Mana has stopped halfway, and acquiring this divine protection caused the mutation process to reach completion.
Either way, there is no mistake in saying that Master is the cause for all of this.
These monsters have the appearance of dark-skinned females that are beautiful but are significantly larger than human females, with the horns of a cow. As this race has only just been created, it is unclear as to whether it is possible for males or individuals with different skin color to exist.
At the very least, Juliana and all of her sisters match the above description.
Incidentally, at this stage, the smallest of them seems to be a meter and seventy centimeters tall, while the largest is a little over two meters tall. It can be presumed that once they have finished maturing, some of them will be more than three meters tall.
They are exceptionally physically gifted, even more so than Minotaurs. Current known race variants are Rank 6 Hathors; Rank 7 Hathor Fighters, Archers, and Mages; Rank 8 Hathor Knights; and finally, the Rank 9 Hathor Princess Knight, Juliana.
It is unclear as to whether Juliana’s race title is a result of Zadiris’s curse, or because she was a princess knight in her previous life.
… Perhaps it would be wise to conduct an experiment where we isolate female monsters and members of Vida’s races from Zadiris as they receive lessons from Kanako and increase their Rank, and observe if ‘Princess’ still appears in their race or Job titles.
I find a site with more chapters but less quality
I would legitimately be able to read a machine translation better than that. The raws can be found here; https://ncode.syosetu.com/n1745ct/
It has been a while, when can we expect the next update?
Heh I like how Gorn’s forces pose so little threat that Van’s side are using this as a teaching experience for a literal baby.
And now that Botin is free and declared she’s on Van’s side, I’m pretty sure we all know how Gorn’s side will react: claim that she’s gone insane and has been brainwashed by Van. It’s Alda’s standard M.O. when people disagree with him.
Oh so that answers a question I’ve been wondering about. I wondered if Juliana and the half-Minotaurs counted as members of Vida’s races or if they were monsters. As far as I can remember they’d never shown any of their stat sheets before but now we know that half-Minotaurs and their new evolved form -Hathors- are purely monster races. I’d been wondering because just the name half-Minotaur isn’t indicative enough to tell what sort of beings they are since Pauvina’s race name is half-Noble Orc yet she counts as a race of Vida able to acquire Jobs.
Hmm… yes we must find out if Zadiris’ curse is real. For Science.
I’m conflicted I want the demigods to live with the fact that they fought tooth and nail sacrificing many of their own for a meaningless cause but they also a sweet pack of xp
On the translator’s note about the “second wind eating” saying, when I first heard the Japanese version of the phrase I actually thought that that it was much better & more illustrative, albeit a tad literal.
I had usually just referred to people who gorge themselves as “having a hole(s) in their stomachs” or as “having a black hole/endless abyss for a stomach” … at least until I heard that Eastern twist to the idea so I adopted it into my lexicon.
Quite the deliberate choice of words, “Alda, the God of Light and Law,” rather than “Law and Fate.”
Context and nuance is appreciated in a character, especially as big a factor as a Great Mother Goddess like Botin.
Author didn’t really make it clear in what way did Botin and the other great gods “show up”. I thought they couldn’t appear outside divine / pseudo divine realms without incarnating themselves, which requires a ton of energy and if they were to do it that’d attract Alda’s crew which was what they wanted to avoid. But from the description of Botin being between Van and the demi-gods groups, it sounds like she’s physically present in the mortal plane.
…also not the most helpful of opening statements from her. Essentially, “knock it off, I’m on Van’s side now” instead of “Van freed me when none of you could do a thing.” I know Alda’s side is too far gone to listen to reason at this point, but it feels like it would be incrediblly easily for Botin to poke all kinds of obvious holes in the “Van is evil and wants to destroy the world” thought process Alda’s side seems to be operating on.
If I had to wager a guess I’d say that the overabundance of mana & miasma plus the fact that they appeared right on the ground where Botin’s seal (that was just undone) lay for 100,000 years made it effectively a pseudo-divine realm.
Now this odd occurrence may dissipate over time or it may become a variant Monster Nest of some sort because of the miasma.
But given the description of Zantark’s situation on the other continent & the recent description of Botin & her subordinate gods’ state when Van accidentally visited them whilst removing the seal (the description of said visit made it seem as if they were stuck in stasis in their divine realms), I’d say my guess has a decent amount of credibility.
If it wasn’t already polluted to the level of being a pseudo-divine realm, I’m sure Alda’s forces would have established it as one as a last line of defense. They’d want to make sure all their divine forces would be able to defend Botin if it came down to it. There’s also the option of Van using his materialization spell on them like he did for Fidirg and Zozogante before, but he said previously that that was extremely inefficient mana-wise so it’s probably just a pseudo-divine realm.
Also, I agree with Doc that Botin could have explained her decision to support Van a bit more. If she doesn’t explain more next chapter and just leaves it at that, it makes the whole “She’s been brainwashed by the Demon King” idea much more believable. She dropped some hints about her opposition to things Alda has done under his new name, but these Aldiots probably aren’t capable of reading between the lines.
Author explicitly called out how the inside of the seal was like a divine realm to explain Van’s soul being separated from his body in front of Botin and her subordinates. Also explaining how Vida and her crew could appear inside the cracked seal to help undo it.
Author also explicitly stated how the gods helping out Gorn’s side were doing so from within their divine realms/pseudo divine realms (god of war drums was killed within such a realm).
Just saying, this time the author didn’t make it clear how Botin and the other great gods are appearing before Gorn and friends. Of course I can just assume they’re in a pseudo divine realm or Van is helping to materialize them but that isn’t the point. Just an odd moment of an author who’s usually very particular with the details (sometimes to an unnecessary degree. I don’t need to know about an elder dragon’s second stomach for eating people)
The author has repeatedly stated over the last 10-20 chapters that the area around the seal was a pseudo divine realm, it’s literally the main reason van didn’t just fight his way to the seal
I’m pretty sure Van popped up in the pseudo-Divine realm where Gorn and his allies were hiding, which made it possible for the Gods to show up.
The Dwarf member of Heinz’s party (Delizah?) was having doubts about her previous actions; if Botin reaches out to her, maybe she could become an ally? The implications of Botin’s revival for Lamda’s races …the Dwarves in particular – which way will they go?
She wasn’t having doubts about her previous actions. It was the two new members that had joined the party after Riley left and Heinz’s lover died in the Trial of Zakkart that began to have doubts. Delizah doubled down that their actions were justified.
This chapter was great. The chapter title basically gave away what was going to happen We saw the battle going on while Vandalieu was talking to Botin. Bakunawa is a lovable character. The other demigods are dumbfounded by Botin and she just straight owned them like a boss. Basically Saying I’m your enemy now. So Vandal has more divine protections from the great gods. He’s becoming even more OP. can’t wait to see how much stronger he gets and the demigods response to Botin’s declaration. Thank you for the chapter Yoshi, hope to see another one soon.
That’s what i call an entrance with Impact 😂
Poor Alda. Big headache incoming
Ahhhh I wanted to hear Botin lecture them more.
Yay new chap in my bday!
Alda gonna get a massive headache soon
Thanks as always Yoshi for continuing to translate!
Botin has a way with word. Recognize his efforts as the God of light and law, on of the 11 gods of lambda. Rejecting everything he done under the name of the king god of law and fate. I respect her objective opinions.
I honestly missed that on the first read through. Yeah, she was like, “I thank him for his efforts, but I reject his rebranding!”
Thank u always for ur great work…
One more goddess to go, though she might pull a Botin as well and claim to be neutral but siding with Van.
I half imagined Botin pulling some of the more confrontational demigods over her knee and spanking them in public if they call her brainwashed, though.
You mean Peria? She’s already given Van her Divine Protection so she probably will just outright say she’s on Van’s side.
AIght I finally made an account to adress three things.
First is the comment I saw a while ago about “Van having the Liberator of Goddesses title is sexist”.
It is stated more than once that titles are not just another name, theyre a reflection of ones actions. Like Schneider’s Person Launcher and Van’s “Son of VIda”. The only gods he has truly unsealed are Vida and now Botin. The other ones were slumbering, weakened or unknown. The remaining ones he devoured, and he has a skill for that too, God Slayer/Devourer. This title too follows the rule, he truly only has unsealed two goddesses. In the future he might get “Liberator of the Gods”, but who knows.
Secondly was the comment of “Another god following van, we need more enemies.”
Id like to draw attention to the worldbuilding here. A 100,000 years have passed for Alda to build power. every 100 to 1000 years, a few heroes get turned into gods, familiar or heroic spirits. Thats at LEAST 1000, spread over those categories. On top of all the faith going to that faction, Rodcorte (rotcortex) having stored the most power among all the gods currently known, and most of the old DK army being still hostile, thats a really, really large force. Zurawarn and Ricklent do not have many subordinate gods, Zantark is unknown but likely not possible due to fusion, Vida just woke up. There is even said to be a large difference in power by Calculator (one of the Spirit Bravers attached to Rotcortex). Its a matter of all the power of the past 100k years save a few like Veld being concentrated in a hostile faction.
Third is a conjecture I made about why Bellwood is slumbering. It has to do with the Autorities of the God of Sinful Chains, which can be interpreted as being weighed down by your own sins. It means that Bellwood is refusing to accept his fault and thats why hes being kept down, since Curatos said that “Even Alda cannot step into” his domain. Not to mention we just got told Bellwood isnt too strong compared to current Heroic Spirits and War Gods
Anyways, Im out
Bellwood is stronger than all gods in combat but as you said he lost due to the authority of the evil God of sinful chains and he still managed to strike him down testifies his strength(bellwoods) it’s just because he sinned so much against vida races that he is still slumbering
/Thus, the battle was being fought entirely through light and lighting-based
Might be missing an N in that second light, unless they’re weaponizing lamps and light fixtures as spells.
Neat to see how the ‘battle’ progressed. Turns out, half the arrangements of those closest to Van (even with some ‘away’ from the field) are still enough to standstill demigod plots and forces. Surely if the demi/gods weren’t under the impression of Van being the Demon King (or these being his allies), they would be a bit thrown off by getting stalemated like this, but if they put that much stock in intel stats, this fight wouldn’t be happening to begin with.
Furthermore, Zantark, Zuruwarn, Ricklent and Vida backing her (and Van by proxy) would hopefully just route this skirmish in full by presence alone, but Van accounting for otherwise… well, speaks for itself.
Goddess Botin has spoken!!
THIS..IS…LAMBDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (it had to be done because of the chapter)
Jokes aside, it’s best to think that the DK familiars are just something like robots with Van’s divided spirit attached to them. It’s not like Bakunawa inherited Van’s soul/god eater skill after all.
HAHAHAHA isolate Zadiris to prove the existence of the curse
So the question is will Alda somehow try to keep this under wraps or will he simply try to spin it as van brainwashing the other gods?
I mean as far as the general public is concerned….
Botin’s and Peria’s churches haven’t had contact with their gods for 100k years, and they’ve been under the impression that their gods support Alda as the “chief god”. At this point those churches are practically front organizations for the church of Alda… so it’s actually pretty feasible for him to keep it under wraps, at least for a while. Given that, I’d say he will. No need for the ordinary people to learn anything that might “confuse” them…
But would he really have the power to keep this under wraps? I’m sure there’d be some kind of sign shown worldwide that Botin and Peria are up and about. Just like how Alda is unable to stop the statues of gods that Van has killed and eaten from crumbling, there must be a similar phenomena for a god being free. I dunno, maybe something like their statues begin glowing or something. And while yeah it’s probably true that Botin’s and Peria’s churches are practically just front organizations for Alda’s church there must be at least some devout believers in the goddesses that could receive Oracles saying the goddesses are free that those believers could then spread to the public.
I wouldn’t put it past the aldiots to make that self-righteous claim again on Botin and Peria as they did with Vida.
The princess curse strikes again.