Magika Vol 12 Chapter 1 -Trigger of Passion

Chapter 1 – Trigger of Passion


Part 1

The land that appeared on the sea northeast of America wasn’t small like an island and wasn’t big like a continent. It seemed suitable to call it as a [small continent]――that was what was reported.

America deployed an investigation fleet and aircrafts.

The investigation group approached the unknown small continent <Atlantis> from two ways of the sea and the sky.

What was awaiting them was a very thick <magic power cloud>.

When they arrived until the coastal waters of Atlantis, the ships and aircraft of the investigation team were all enveloped by magic power cloud so thick that they couldn’t even see a few steps ahead. It was like they were enveloped by glittering cotton candy tinged with blue magic power light.

Even so the investigation team pushed through the magic power cloud and advanced.

Inside the magic power cloud, not to mention devices like radar, even sensing magic was obstructed. The dread and anxiety that the investigation team felt wasn’t something superficial.

On the path of the investigation team that advanced while mustering their courage, a wall of steel with black luster stood toweringly.

The surroundings of Atlantis was encircled by a wall like a fortress.

Over there was a [rejection] to the degree that made them stand petrified.

The investigation team attempted to destroy the wall. The missiles loaded inside the aircrafts, the summoning magic of the Magika Stigmas boarding the ship――however, there wasn’t even a micron of a scratch inflicted on the wall from those.

There was no other conclusion they could make except that it was impossible to destroy this wall.

When they looked up at a loss, the wall was continuing high without end――it exceeded the troposphere that was the height limit for aircrafts and reached until the stratosphere. At a height more than that the engine couldn’t burn the air, the aircrafts couldn’t fly properly there.

In addition, far higher than the troposphere, the air became turbulent like countless serpents rampaging around.

Rejection. The extremely hard wall, and the rampaging lid of turbulence.

There was no other conclusion that they could make other than that it was impossible to infiltrate.

……However just how in the world was this kind of wall made?

It obviously looked like something man-made. However there had never been a confirmed case of a man-made thing generated inside a <Haunted Ground> that was created from a distortion of the world. This was not something generated by the effect of natural magic power like a Haunted Ground.

Was this a wall made by someone?

Then, was there someone inside? An existence, that surpassed human knowledge was…….

The investigation team finally surrendered to the terror they couldn’t resist and returned back to their country……

 

“Resist it you idiot. Making a face and a voice from X-files like that, are you screwing around?”

Clark Moore sent a yakuza kick toward Ridley Spielberg that was making her report with an eerie voice that was like making an acting performance. (TN: Change the name of Ridley Spillback into Spielberg. I’m really bad at translating these names.)

“This is my natural face and voice~……” Saying that the blue skinned petite girl, Ridley let out a pathetic voice.

“It’s only you who are a Magika Stigma that got chosen by her Diva only because of your face and voice.”

Clark mercilessly said so, making Ridley become teary eyed while saying “How cruel~”.

One of the Numbers, Ridley was the one leading the investigation team. At the battle against Japan, she was one of those Numbers who were defeated by the favored princesses of Kazuki without even displaying any good aspect of theirs.

Clark was listening to that report inside a patient room.

Kazuki and Arthur were also let to attend with her.

“Ah, just now, the brain waves reacted.”

When Kazuki said that, Clark vigorously turned around to the direction of the bed.

On the bed, Jeremy Barrett was lying down.

She was connected to countless life preservation equipment, so to speak she was in the condition of [spaghetti syndrome]. (TN: A condition where a patient got linked to so many equipment that the cables were covering them like spaghetti. It’s dangerous cause it will be hard to deal with the patient with so many cables getting tangled like that.)

“I wonder if it’s because she heard Clark’s cheerful voice.”

“……Really, what a hopeless girl. If I’m not at her side, her condition will quickly worsen. Thanks to that I got to do my work in this kind of place.”

When <Wakan Tanka> came attacking, Jeremy saved Clark’s life using a bullet that was infused with her own life.

It looked like Jeremy staked her life, but her life was just barely holding out.

Jeremy tried to put all of her life inside the bullet but――her survival instinct ignored her will and made her hesitate. The instinctual fear of death obstructed the complete activation of that magic.

The girl feared death naturally, she was a human. Not a loyal doll.

[Dregs of life] that didn’t manage to be put into the bullet let some of the girl’s mental energy remain in this world. The newest medical science of the minds of America scraped those together, joined them into one, and attempted to heal her.

However she still hadn’t recovered her consciousness yet.

Clark started the work of America’s rebuilding in the patient room of the girl, she peered into Jeremy’s face with a gentle expression sometimes between her work, clutched Jeremy’s faintly warm hand, and swung from joy to sorrow at the slight change of the brainwaves displayed on the monitor.

In a glance, Clark looked expressionless, but being at her side one could definitely understand her emotion.

To that figure Ridley’s eyes moistened while saying “Boss……”

“If your report is finished then get out right away.”

Clark kicked out Ridley to the corridor.

“Give that kindness to me too~” Ridley rushed out while crying.

“So it’s impossible to infiltrate whether using ship or plane……” Kazuki who listened to the report from the side turned to Clark while thinking of an idea.

“Can we detect the coordinates from the space and land inside the wall by breaking through the atmosphere? If it’s with America’s science technology then…”

“Aiming at the small continent where civilized machines don’t work due to the magic power cloud and breaking through the atmosphere where there are unknown turbulence’s inside. That’s quite a funny joke, Hayashizaki Kazuki.”

“No see……it’s important to at least say our opinion even if it’s just an idea right……”

Kazuki got dejected to have his careless idea cut down by Clark without any hesitation.

The reports said that the turbulence had regularity that made one feel the artificiality of humans in it. Even if they dropped down from space aiming at Atlantis, surely they would be repelled back outside.

It felt like the artificiality of a human…….

“In other words there is a [manager] in there……?”

When Kazuki said that to himself, Clark and Arthur nodded.

In the first place everything of that small continent was artificial. When the Kings were born in all the magic advanced countries, the stage for those Kings to fight each other floated up from inside the sea. That was the arrangement.

There was the feeling that this was based on the script of someone, that everything was on purpose.

Was illusion guiding the world like that? Was the human’s shared unconsciousness throughout the world looking for the [ultimate stage] for the battle between the seven advanced magic countries to decide the supreme mythology?

No, certainly that power of illusion was vast. However, it shouldn’t be possible for a vast magic power to manifest something this concrete due to the collective unconscious.

――There was no doubt that there was an existence like the <agent> of the illusion.

The person who created this situation was…….

“There is an intent in this situation. Nevertheless, if we cannot go onto the stage of the decisive battle(Atlantis), that means right now is still not the time.”

Arthur opened her mouth.

Was there still other necessary requirements for the sake of opening the curtains of the decisive battle?

Was it okay to merely wait for that?

“My bad, Hayashizaki Kazuki. I said that America will cooperate with Japan, but I cannot move from here. It’s not just for the sake of this girl(Jeremy)……”

“I understand. Right now there is just too much that needs to be done in America after all.”

“It seem that the American Justice Mythology also lost its strength. We became unable to believe in ourselves. We have to restart from zero in order to learn the correct self-respect.”

The correct self-respect……it was an expression he heard for the first time, but it resounded heavily in Kazuki’s chest.

Whether it was for an individual or for a country, it was something extremely important that sympathy naturally welled up inside his heart.

“It’s fine that you don’t come along to Atlantis but, don’t you neglect your little sister.”

Clark made a bitter face.

“I understand. ……But that girl, even now she seems to be anxious about the future of the world so when I consoled her by saying [It will be fine because that guy Hayashizaki Kazuki will win and do something about it somehow], she only got exasperated with me saying [You really became irresponsible didn’t you?].”

Clark murmured as if she was bothered more than necessary by what her little sister told her.

“Until now you had been carrying too much burden on your back right.”

The leader of Indian Mythology <Medicine Wheel> aka Emily Moore was a girl who was completely absorbed in Indian Mythology from her fear towards the other magic advanced countries.

Rather than calling it faith it was closer to an escape.

In the first place Emily seemed to fear her big sister Clark.

The big sister that shouldered everything alone, trying to solve everything by dirtying her hand using every kind of method alone…….

Rather, that big sister even became the boss of a gang…….

There was no big sister as hard to approach as this one. Certainly it was scary. Too scary.

However, the current Clark had the air that was easy to talk to, that was what Kazuki was feeling.

Liberated from a heavy pressure, it looked like severity was naturally taken from her expression. There was no doubt that it was a good sign for her shrinking the distance with her little sister.

“I too wish for your victory. ……Entrusting my destiny like this to other people is the first time since I was born but, being carefree is something good huh.”

Clark said that while gripping Jeremy’s hand with a relaxed and open expression.

If it was this kind of Clark, then she could be honestly thought of as a lovely big sister.

He arrived at America to look for comrades he could fight together with, but that objective ended in nothing. Clark couldn’t accompany Kazuki to Atlantis, she would stay in America.

However, his chest was lit with a warm feeling of satisfaction that told him that it was fine like this.

 

Leaving behind Clark, Kazuki and Arthur exited the patient room of Jeremy.

All the patient rooms lined up in the corridor had names written on the door plates. The Indians who fell in magic intoxication were hospitalized and now there was not a single room that was empty.

But they were safe. When <Wakan Tanka> was dissolved, a share of the magic power forming it that came from the humans who were still alive returned back to their original owners.

“I keep being the one asking the question many times like this, but…”

Kazuki started to talk in the empty corridor while walking.

“I don’t mind.”

“What is the meaning that Basileus Basileon is still alive?”

Loki who came to America to make his proclamation of war said something like that.

[Basileus Basileon is alive huh] ――he said.

That was a fact that overturned the common sense of the people all over the world.

But……certainly that wasn’t something strange.

It was said that the corpse of Basileus Basileon was never discovered.

Manager. If there was an existence like a manager for this kind of situation then…….

“Yeah. Basileus Basileon is alive……and also sometimes he showed his appearance in front of me, he gave me advice, of what action that I should take.”

With regular shoes sound *katsun katsun* breaking the silence as BGM, Arthur answered.

Arthur was the one taking Kazuki to America. Perhaps there was also the will of Basileus Basileon in that.

Hrotsvit had once mocked Arthur saying that she [pretended to be the manager of the world] but……that might not be far off from the mark.

Kazuki pulled the hand of Arthur not towards outside the hospital but towards the courtyard.

The courtyard that was formed in a rectangle shape between buildings conveniently had no presence of humans there. Or perhaps it should be said that the hospital itself was deserted. Perhaps that was because most of the patients here were unconscious in magic intoxication.

“What kind of person that Basileon is?”

“……Even I don’t understand. Because he wasn’t going to say anything more than necessary.”

How could she willingly obey someone whom she didn’t even understand what his true nature was?

However, Basileus Basileon was a great man that originated from Britain. It couldn’t be helped even if Arthur held a feeling that was nearly a faith in that man which made her want to obey him unconditionally.

“Is he human?”

“He had a real body. In any case……currently, if we cannot land on Atlantis, we should wait for a while. There should be an explanation from his side without fail.”

There was an explanation…….

“What do you think about Regina’s case?”

“……It seems that the report is not mistaken. According to Robin Hood’s intelligence, it seems that Regina’s aide, the magician Vera Garibaldi succeeded the seat of King.”

“Succeeding the King? So it’s not the end when the King got killed?”

“In the case where there is the existence of a <semi-chief god> that possessed strength ranked after the chief god in that mythology, the semi-chief god can inherit the strength of the chief god……I have heard that before. If it’s her contracted Diva Poseidon, then surely he has the divinity to succeed after Zeus. His status is different compared to the other Divas of Greek Mythology.”

Semi-chief god……it might be an existence like what Susanoo is towards Amaterasu.

Susanoo was an existence that quarreled against Amaterasu, but at the same time he had the strength that could possibly become King.

“But that’s reckless. Vera is also an excellent magician, but even if she became a King in this eleventh hour, she won’t be able to use the authority of King skillfully.”

Just how much effort Kazuki needed until he could skillfully use the power of Solomon Mythology and Japanese Mythology. Thinking about that, it was only something natural.

“According to what Robin Hood witnessed……Regina pursued the retreating Loki, Fu Xi, and Ilyailiya, however because Hrotsvit didn’t follow her step and withdrew, Regina became isolated in a three versus one instead. She received fierce counterattacks in that situation and sunk into Dover Strait while in magic intoxication……after that she didn’t rise to the surface, that was how it went.”

If she became magic intoxicated while falling into the sea, in other words.

“She is dead, that Regina?”

“Even Vera that succeeded the throne declared in her country that Regina couldn’t be discovered.”

“What kind of character is that Vera Garibaldi?”

“I think her character is similar to one of your comrades called Yagumo Akane. She wears glasses, a lovely girl with curly blonde hair. She has the role of the peacemaker in the knight order of Italia where the members are excessively strong willed with Regina as the first on the list. She is a strong child that will fight to the end no matter what happens.”

“Isn’t there also the possibility that she is pretending to be dead?”

“For that highly proud Regina to do something like [dying by drowning], she won’t say anything like that even as a lie.”

“Indeed……it’s hard to imagine her doing that.”

But if in the case that everything was a trick, perhaps it would invite an unthinkable situation.

Kazuki kept the possibility in the depths of his heart for the sake of his peace of mind.

“What kind of person is this Robin Hood?”

<Robin Hood>――he shouldn’t be an existence that was directly involved with the knights of the round table.

“Robin Hood, she……is an existence that acted as the counterpart of King Arthur. King Arthur is the role model that displayed the noble way of living towards the aristocrats and knights, in contrast Robin Hood is the rebel that attacks the authority as the proxy of the people’s dissatisfaction. In other words a Diva that belongs under the Chaos Side.”

Kazuki tilted his head. It was curious that Robin Hood who was a Chaos Diva was doing work like a spy of King Arthur. From the story he heard Robin Hood was doing a great job like a skilled intelligence operative.

“Robin Hood is my enemy but also my ally. The truth is that the mythology we are believing in is not completely devoted to Order as the ideal. It’s similar to you and Ilyailiya.”

Which reminded him, he still didn’t have any deep talk with Arthur, about what kind of belief Arthur and her group had.

……He unconsciously avoided it. Towards Arthur who he felt affinity with and where they were in the middle of becoming friends, he feared to directly find out about the absolute gap of the sense of values between them.

“The two mythologies of [King Arthur and the knights of the round table] and [Robin Hood] had supported the history of ideology of Britain as the two sides of light and shadow.”

Arthur began to talk indifferently to the discord inside Kazuki’s heart.

“Since the ancient times the aristocrats of Britain held faith towards King Arthur as the ideal of chivalry. In contrast with that, the people held Robin Hood’s down-to-earth guts as their foundation of self-respect.”

The ideal Knight of King Arthur and the gutsy rebel Robin Hood that was the proxy of the people’s dissatisfaction.

It was certainly a relationship that could be called as light and shadow.

“……The aristocrats that revered King Arthur carried out faithful governance with chivalry. A perfect rule as someone who stands on the top. However, even so the people [harbored the dissatisfaction to the fact that they were ruled], again and again they rose in revolts. And then it is a strange story but……even the aristocrats that habitually [piling up frustration of being tied by chivalry] felt refreshed by suppressing those revolts. The people too after being severely suppressed felt refreshed from rising in revolt itself. They felt that they had raised their voices like a proud and loud voice like Robin Hood, that they weren’t existences who were just simply being oppressed without doing anything.”

“……That’s like a farce.”

“Letting off steam is needed in moderation. In Britain these two mythologies were passed down since the ancient times and spread as the model for the people, due to that the balance of the hierarchical society was nicely preserved until now.”

Speaking of Britain, the country was said to be a country of stereotypical hierarchical society.

But there were actually these two mythologies at the root of it?

The successive generations of rulers in Britain were spreading mythology literature of [King Arthur] and [Robin Hood] as the representatives of the country, with that the absolute hierarchical relationship between the aristocrats and the people was maintained.

“My ideal is also something like that. Just like Regina said, if the resources of the earth is limited then the equality of all the population of earth that keeps increasing won’t be able to continue. I……give up. A gentle hierarchical society that controlled the selfish desire of humans. That is the government shape that I am aiming for. It’s by no means equal but……the knights with high social class is tied by chivalry, with that they impose good a government on the people. Then the dissatisfaction of the people and the knights that are born from that will be vented out in [a revolt on the level that absolutely can be subjugated] caused by Robin Hood. We can curtail excess civilization by means of chivalry, and we can also maintain the environment of the human race and the earth for eternity……”

Equality absolutely wouldn’t come.

Conflict absolutely wouldn’t cease to exist.

The desires of humans absolutely wouldn’t be curbed.

Arthur’s ideal had such resignation as its premise.

It was an ideal that tried to at least keep down the damage to the minimum by clever venting of dissatisfaction.

“……I think that is something akin to tricking a kid.”

Were human unable to do something of that level just as they were right now?

“That’s because you believe in humans.”

Arthur immediately replied back. This was an argument where it didn’t seem like the two sides could reach an understanding forever.

“……But by getting to know you, certainly, a change occurred inside my heart.”

Arthur said to herself while putting her hand on her chest as if to suppress the pain there.

“My contracted Diva……Arthur Pendragon too, somewhere he can’t help but feel the thinking of wanting to believe in humans. King Arthur is……while being someone who is sublimed into a Diva, he is wishing for destruction of humans. Perhaps that is only natural. After all the knights of the round table, they were a gathering of people that while wishing for the unattainable ideal of chivalry, yet they couldn’t win against humanity’s fierce emotions――against love.”

A mythology where the order that was an [unattainable ideal] was defeated by the [chaos that was love]――the mythology of [King Arthur and the knights of the round table] might be something like that if it was expressed in a sentence.

“That was why I lived by falsifying my gender. So that the upsurge of my heart when I ran together with you on the battlefield, won’t swell out even more than this.”

“Isn’t that sad?”

“……Throwing away something is the essence of order you see.”

The smile that Arthur showed at this time looked like something self-torturing.

“I’ll win against Arthur, and make Arthur and King Arthur believe in this thing that is called human.”

Arthur partly closed her eyes and chuckled, not in self-torture but with a natural laughing voice.

“Are you intending to add me too into your harem?”

“N, no, that’s not what I mean though……”

He was made fun of on top of having the true character of his strength seen through. He guessed that it was only natural for it to get exposed after acting together until this far. However he felt just a little bit embarrassed.

“But, I guess……if there will be someone else other than me that is going to win, then I hope that winner is you.”

“I also feel the same.”

Arthur held one of her hands to Kazuki.

He grasped that hand and they shook hands.

……It was the soft palm of a female. As he thought Arthur was a girl.

“You were a half-baked king when I first met you, but you accomplished a shocking growth that I couldn’t even imagine. Two mythologies piled up under you……. The affinity between the two abilities is also good. It’s like a miracle. It can be said that the current you is a King with quite a high ranked strength even among the seven advanced magic countries I guess.”

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Kazuki got a little taken aback, he stared back at Arthur’s eyes.

However Arthur’s gaze that lifted up tensely, was completely filled with seriousness.

“I respect you. As an alliance partner. And then as a rival.”

While shaking hands, she said that strongly.

In the case that both of them won through until the end, their relation would surely become that of a battle.

A future where he fought Arthur.

Kazuki suddenly recalled the time when they fought together against Medicine Wheel.

When Arthur received the [magic of death illusion] from Medicine Wheel, even though she stood back up but she took more time than Kazuki.

Perhaps Arthur’s weakness was illusions.

Even the knights of the round table in the mythology, while they showed overwhelming valor, but surprisingly there were many scenes where they were deceived by the ominous witchcraft of the witches like Morgan and got subdued.

Arthur had cautiously acted until now so that she wouldn’t show the scope of her power, but in that battle where she cooperated for just that once, didn’t she actually expose her weakness to Kazuki there.

Arthur’s strong point was in close range battle due to Excalibur, but if it was a close range battle using swords then Kazuki didn’t have any intention of being outdone. And then Kazuki had comrades that could use illusion magic. Kazuki himself also could use the magic of those comrades. He could compete against her strong point while prodding at her weakness.

Among all the Kings, Arthur was the first opponent he could certainly fight with advantage at his side……that was how it became.

When their hands separated, Arthur’s expression clouded with a somewhat downcast look.

“I will return home to Britain for the moment. The next time we meet……it will be at Atlantis.”

 

When he went back to hotel Yggdrasil, an unfamiliar woman was awaiting in the middle of the corridor towards his room. A woman wearing a green mantel and hat.

――It was undoubtedly Robin Hood. She was tall and thin for a woman, her eyes couldn’t be seen because of the wide brim of her hat, but her glossy lips looked adult like.

Those lips grinned when Kazuki finally arrived.

“There is only one thing, that I want to convey to you.”

The girl approached Kazuki without any sounds of footsteps and whispered into his ear with a graceful and small voice.

“If Arthur Basileus is defeated by the hands of any other mythology, her life will be forfeited due to her pledge.”

The inside of his head became blank, inside his mind the meaning of those words were carved really deeply.

Robin Hood smoothly passed through besides Kazuki and went away from him. It was a cool feeling as if a ghost had passed him by.

“What is your intention!?”

Kazuki recovered from his stiffening and turned back before calling out at the distancing away green mantel.

“I am not tied by chivalry. I’m someone who wishes for Britain’s victory no matter what method I have to use.”

The green hunter aimed at the most naïve place in Kazuki’s heart.

The pledge of Arthur entwined just like a curse at Kazuki’s heart.

 

He understood Arthur’s weak point.

But it turned out that Arthur would die if he defeated her.

When the time came……could he fight without hesitation he wondered.


Part 2

The place was a gorgeous hall of audience, decorated in red and gold.

Worthy for the emperor of China, a space that was the most luxurious and gorgeous in the world.

On the throne with a relief of a dragon climbing to the sky on it, was Fu Xi sitting snugly.

Countless people were prostrating in her presence.

The subordinates of Fu Xi, a hundred elite of China’s knight order.

The cooperation of the Chaos side that was Loki and the others――the Loki Einherjar.

And then there was also Ilyailiya.

Like this, it was like Fu Xi was the leader of their alliance that was being obeyed by Loki and Ilyailiya as well.

However in actuality those two only did this because they understood that doing this would put Fu Xi in a good mood.

“Well then you bastards, how about we review about each force before the final battle.”

Loki clapped his knee sharply while saying that.

Ilyailiya was clapping to that expressionlessly. She also understood, that reacting like this following the atmosphere would also make Loki to be in a good mood.

They were in the process of understanding each other in their own way――though there has yet to be any real bond between them.

Being encouraged by Ilyailiya, Loki started speaking fluently.

“First is the Germans. A militant country that loves invasion. However, because in Europe they were surrounded by magic advanced countries and kept in checked by the surroundings they could not act as they pleased. Even so with the eloquence of the King Hrotsvit they rapidly annexed the small countries and their surroundings with reason. Now they are in possession of ruled territory even wider than Britain, Italia, and Russia. The battle experience of their knight order is also voluptuous next after China.”

“Fufufu, next after China, is it. Then that will be only until they are defeated easily by our China’s knight order.”

Fu Xi puffed up her chest proudly. The gems decorating her whole body were ringing noisily.

Inside his heart Loki thought “you idiot”. That knight order with the most voluptuous battle experience even compared to other countries……wasn’t it completely wasted because of Fu Xi’s <Red Nopperabou>.

Stealing a glance Loki observed around the elites of China. They were prostrating wordlessly. They were completely wordless……he guessed that there was already no remonstrance about anything they could say to Fu Xi. For eternity.

Because they were already nopperabou.

Loki continued his talk.

“With the character of Vikings who love to fight, in the first place their dogma itself is to fight at the Ragnarok(Great War of Myth). Even though they are a touting order, but they are berserkers that don’t care of their methods to get their objective.”

“What an outrageous mythology.” Ilyailiya frankly threw an appropriate comment.

“Putting it bluntly, there is a lot of simple idiots in the Einherjar. Those guys have muscles as their brain. However, only Hrotsvit is different, her mind is sharp with a wicked personality. This relationship is dangerous, the idiocy of the soldiers is changed into a good point under Hrotsvit. The order she handed down will be carried out without fail. The soldiers only concentrate on fighting without hesitation and sadness. Especially if the battle becomes a war of attrition, they will show the worst tenacity……. That’s why I want us aiming for Hrotsvit’s neck as the first thing when we arrive at Atlantis.”

“So she is the priority target. Very well, we will crush her right from the front.”

Fu Xi said.

No, rather the affinity between Fu Xi and Hrotsvit was the worst, Loki thought.

Hrotsvit who was skilled in war couldn’t be defeated with just strength alone. Fu Xi would easily be made to fruitlessly waste her efforts. Loki and Ilyailiya would need to support her skillfully.

……Support, was it. However, this alliance was only for the beginning after all. In the end it was their destiny to fight each other until there was only one remaining. They had to constantly think about the timing for betraying the other.

“In that kind of situation it will be advantageous to drag the situation into an unexpected condition and free-for-all-fight. Because this will be a battle royal.”

After Ilyailiya said that, Loki nodded as if to say that’s exactly what I thought too.

“That’s right. Exactly as you say. Besides the scope of power and the personality of those Einherjar guys are completely known by this me. That’s why, leave it to me. I’ll progress the battle into a favorable result.”

“Is that so. Then arrange it as you see fit.” Fu Xi honestly said that.

“Next is Britain.”

Loki threw his gaze towards their new comrades who attended this meeting too――Lancelot and Mordred. These two betrayed Britain and joined Loki’s Einherjar.

The two female knights were looking down with gloomy expressions. Lancelot’s expression was hiding a silent sorrow while Mordred’s expression was hiding a silent rage, they were intently not saying anything.

Loki thought that these girls were surely well-informed about Britain, but the two didn’t show any sign of opening their mouths, so Loki began to talk.

“Britain is a believer of a hodgepodge of [Celtic Mythology] and the tale of [King Arthur and the knights of the round table] mixed with each other. I think [Robin Hood] is also mixed in there.”

“King Arthur together with Celtic Mythology is……that’s quite interesting. Consequently that originally should be an amalgamated mythology.”

“They already completely have enough with the holy grail ain’t they. Possibly their objective is to return back to the starting point that is Celtic……well, it’s something like that right. As a mythology they ain’t a really strong mythology. Arthur is more a hero than a god. That’s why rather than calling it faith, they turned completely into King Arthur, trying to earn power by unifying with their Diva, their culture is a peculiar one.”

Even Lancelot and Mordred who were restraining themselves on the side had already thrown away their real names. If one actually conversed with them, it would feel like these two had completely immersed into their roles.

“However, because they are the oldest magic advanced country where the first magician of the world was born, the magic power standard of their people is high. The level of the knights of the round table is a cut above even compared to the magicians of another country’s top brass.”

The more magicians piled up in a generation, the magic power they were born with is also getting higher.

This was the biggest reason why the other countries couldn’t catch up with the seven advanced magic countries.

“In addition they compensate for the lack of strength of mythology with <pledge>. Looking at them comprehensively they ain’t have any inferiority at all with the other countries. But there is also the possibility that that pledge turns into their weak point if they go against it, so there is also the chance that we can defeat them easily if we prod at that point. The heroes of Celtic Mythology were that kind of people since the ancient times.”

“There is no way to prod at something we don’t understand.”

Ilyailiya immediately pointed that out. Loki directed his gaze once more at the two female knights.

Lancelot finally opened her mouth.

“Of course the pledge is not disclosed even to their comrades. That’s why, we don’t know about the pledge of the other knights of the round table.”

She shook her slender neck that was like a crane with her silky pure white straight hair swinging behind her.

She was an owner of a beauty with a sickly air somewhere.

Next Mordred opened her mouth.

“Of course its so they won’t make the same mistake like the heroes of the Celtic before them, the knights of the round table carefully selected safe pledges with small risks. You can think that it’s mostly impossible to make them break their pledges unknowingly.”

“If they only made a pledge with low risks, then the results of their strengthening won’t amount to much then.”

When Loki pointed that out, Modred shook her head with her crimson hair that was like blood shaking behind.

“No, for that, they secure strong effects by betting important things in their pledge. For example……something like their life.”

There Mordred chuckled *kukuku* gloomily.

“I guess Britain will be the one with the most deaths when Ragnarok ends. King Arthur is a king of ruin. Kukuku……!”

Loki harbored revulsion to this. It was not towards Mordred that was laughing gloomily――this revulsion was towards Arthur and the other knights. The fellows of religious countries could easily throw away their life for the sake of Order.

That inability to think for themselves was something not interesting for Loki. Something like betting one’s life was…….

In the first place this battle could be finished without taking the life of the opponent, it would end even if the opponent just fell into magic intoxication. In the case that he defeated Kazuki with his own hands, Loki didn’t intend to go as far as stealing his life.

Loki would dye this world in chaos of survival of the fittest if he won. How would Kazuki live in that new world, he was looking forward to witnessing that. In the end could that guy stick to his principle of [protecting the weak] even when placed in that kind of world…….

Imagining the figure of Kazuki struggling inside a hell, Loki felt a sweet joy from that.

Those guys who easily chose death were worthless as humans. They even offended him.

“I completely understand those guys’ scope of power and personality. That’s why leave finishing off Arthur to me. That’s how it was settled in the myth too. Kukuku……”

Mordred said so, to that Fu Xi said “Do as you see fit”.

“Then next is Italia. Just the other day, Vera-tan declared her succession of the throne of Italia’s King. It seems that Regina……was really sinking without floating back up.”

“So she died” Ilyailiya spoke with a dry voice.

They weren’t able to confirm if Regina’s magic power had really been completely used up but……Regina was sinking into the sea while unconscious. If one was swallowed by those raging waves in a state of magic intoxication, their fate was clear for anyone to see.

A pursuing battle above the sea was the harshest stage where defeat was directly related to death.

“Vera-tan is a girl that gives the impression of a hard worker, who was always in charge of assisting Regina like a loyal dog, but I never thought that of all things she would act so boldly such as inheriting the throne. However, for Poseidon to inherit Zeus’s position, well that’s not really something impossible.”

Zeus, Poseidon, Hades. These three brothers defeating their father Kronos was the beginning of Greek Mythology.

It could be said that it was a natural development for Poseidon to take over if Zeus was defeated.

“This kinda feels like a let-down but, it’s also not unexpected for that girl to drop out before the main event. If she fell into a trap because she got provoked……it’s obvious from looking at her personality that that girl was the easiest. Though there is also the chance that she is faking her death.”

“Regina was a person with pride that was too high, therefore……I don’t think she would do that.”

Ilyailiya immediately said that. It seemed that she was apathetic towards other people, but she properly watched her surroundings.

“I guess. That Regina had her blood rushing to her head and chased too far before having the table turned on her in the end, then she unsightly drowned into the sea……then, after having that kind of humiliation given to her she would have the idea of [let’s pretend to be dead from drowning like this], from her personality that’s absolutely impossible yeah.”

The event made Loki wanted to assert, that it was absolutely impossible.

Regina pretending to be dead was impossible, it was like someone telling him that Hayashizaki Kazuki was committing domestic violence on his girlfriend, or like Arthur Basileus suddenly dancing naked. That was how unlikely it was. It was so impossible, on the level of complete breakdown of character if she actually did it.

“If Regina actually has that kind of witty brain, that girl will be the worst enemy for us though. Ha-ha-ha, that’s impossible anyway.”

Loki laughed jokingly.

She was a pig head that was too simple, that was why Loki looked down on Regina.

But for the actual strength itself――Greek Mythology was a mythology of the strongest status.

Not to mention the height of Regina’s magic skills.

If only her personality didn’t drag her down, Regina had the quality that could make her the strongest King.

Loki felt dread from his imagination while laughing.

It was something absolutely impossible but……if in the case that thing was actually possible, that would be seriously really bad.

Perhaps there was the necessity to take the possibility into account just in case. What was called as the true essence of humanity, was ultimately something that couldn’t be measured by other people. Wasn’t that where the fun of humanity was actually laying at.

If Regina was actually hiding an aspect where she could explosively grow from that kind of predicament…….

In that case wasn’t that something he would want to see, that kind of Regina.

“When they had resorted to their number two taking over, that’s just like a re-tempering of a dull sword, useless. Isn’t Italia in essence retired already? Loki, what about Japan?”

Fu Xi changed the topic as if she had no doubt at all about Regina’s death.

“Rather than calling Japan strong, they are a solid country. Thanks to Ikousai’s blunder, they are now in possession of two Mythologies at the same time even if they are weak Mythologies. Furthermore the King has an enigmatic swindler skill, he even made an external force like Ryouzanpaku an ally. The King is also learning all the magic of his allies from A to Z. His martial arts is also master class. His personality now is also not as naïve like in the past. He has no weakness at all, an all-around player.”

The King and country of Japan wasn’t immature like what they were once before.

In these few months they had accomplished a rapid growth.

“It’s like they were raised up by you isn’t it?”

“I didn’ have that kind of intention seeee”

When Ilyailiya pointed that out, Loki showed a strange wide grin.

“Why are you looking happy……” Ilyailiya said that in exasperation.

“Truly an inefficient thing. However……I too have an interest welling up towards Hayashizaki Kazuki.”

“What? You?”

“I offer my emotions towards my contracted Diva, changing it into power.”

Ilyailiya exposed a tip of her strength.

――Magic power could be said as [energy that was invoked by burning the subconscious].

First in the human’s mind there were things like emotions and humanity, the [territory that governed the self], the remaining [territory of the subconscious] was used as magic power.

Even if it was said that magic was used by burning mental power as fuel, it was impossible to use emotion and humanity for this. It wasn’t an exaggeration to say that the total amount of magic power was only one’s territory of subconscious.

“I and the knight order of Russia abandoned attachment to one’s self and turned the majority of our minds into the subconscious. To say it in the words of the Orient, it’s like the expression of the <state of enlightenment>.”

“Because magic power is the territory of the subconscious, then it can be increased the more the inside of one’s mind is turned into the subconscious, huh……. I never had that kind of idea.”

It was a story that didn’t really matter for a Diva, but Loki was honestly impressed.

“The Divas of Slavic Mythology are simple existences, that’s why they don’t burden their contractor. There are also things we can do due to that. By thinning our self, we can shrink the distance with Astrum and optimize our communication with our Divas. Consequently we can chant spells quickly.”

This was also the cause why it was difficult for Kazuki to Foresight the movement of Ilyailiya.

Inside Ilyailiya’s heart, even when she was on a battlefield there was no ripple of emotion occurring at all.

“Enlightenment ehh. I thought that you are a machine-like girl but, unexpectedly you are a mystical girl huh.”

Saying it in reverse――what would happen to her power if her heart was disturbed and she became agitated then.

“But Hayashizaki Kazuki uses emotion as fuel and explosively becomes strong. He blends his emotion territory with his comrades and becomes strong with that spark……that is the exact opposite of me. Consequently I recognize Kazuki as my greatest enemy, I have to settle which one of our ways of life is the correct one. That’s my thinking.”

The believers of Order Mythologies wouldn’t recognize existences that were the exact opposite of oneself. That was because it was related to the denial of their absoluteness. However, the calm tone of Ilyailya――for Loki it was like the way she was talking was filled with longing towards the self that she had thrown away.

“I too have an interest towards Hayashizaki Kazuki-!”

A member of Loki’s Einherjar, Naiarlako interjected with an excited voice.

Naiarlatoteph of Cthulhu Mythos was defeated by Kazuki, but beforehand Loki already had dealings with Naiarlatoteph where he received a small fragment(backup).

Loki tested it by planting the fragment into an elf orphan girl.

Very interesting things happened then. The fragment of Naiarlatoteph whose main body was defeated was recovering its divinity little by little inside the elf girl. Naturally Naiarlatoteph was trying to invade the mind of the elf girl, but the elf girl suppressed it down while the other party was in a weakened state and it seemed that somehow she succeeded in putting the fragment under control.

Currently the girl was able to completely use the magic of Naiarlatoteph.

And yet the girl’s appearance was dyed black, but signs of madness couldn’t be seen from her.

……No, by any chance the girl might had been devoured already by Naiarlatoteph and now that evil god was only acting. Even for Loki she was an unidentifiable Schrodinger kitten.

“Hayashizaki Kazuki and his friends are a group of intimate friends right? I’m fighting for Kaya-chan but, when everything is over I wonder if I can also be entered into their circle of friends?”

She said something lovely with pure and innocent eyes. It was so lovely that it even looked out of place. That loveliness was also eerie at the same time.

“Hayashizaki Kazuki……He tempted our king, an evangelist of love that lures one into destruction!”

Suddenly, Lancelot yelled excitedly.

It was just too out of nowhere, that not just Loki but even Ilyailiya opened their eyes wide in shock.

“That Hayashizaki Kazuki, to even try to get along with that king, what a fantastic person isn’t he! Arthur is fated for ruin due to love. Will my love ruin Arthur……or will her love with Hayashizaki Kazuki that will ruin Arthur……aah, which one of our destiny is the stronger one, I want to test it with sword against sword! Aaaaah―!!  I’m excited!! My sword of heart is standing erect!! Ahiih―!!”(TN:…. )(EN:…..)

Loki backed away while directing at Lancelot a cold gaze.

Lancelot went “Aah, that gaze is also good!” and writhed.

“Hmm, if everyone is talking that far then we too became interested in fighting Hayashizaki Kazuki.”

Even Fu Xi said out a childish thing.

‘Oi oi wait right there, that guy is my rival y’know…….

I’m the one that got my eyes on him the first y’know…….’

Loki became impatient inside his heart. He felt a little proud but he was troubled like this. His heart was completely like the complicated mental state of a girl whose childhood friend to whom she had acted uninterested towards until now, yet that friend suddenly became popular.

……But just who could imagine, how that Hayashizaki Kazuki would continuously be at the center of the situation even until the very end.

Right now, wasn’t that young man the one with the most attention from all the involved forces?

“As long as I can kill Arthur then nothing else matters.”

Mordred murmured with a dark look.

……What was peculiar from Mordred and Lancelot, was that they weren’t a believer of Chaos and their Diva also didn’t belong to the Chaos Side even while wholeheartedly wishing for Arthur’s ruin.

Until the end the two of them were Order Side. The destruction of Arthur would bring the correct order in the true meaning to the world, they believed that from the bottom of their hearts.

“Aah, Mordred, how lovely!”

Lancelot yelled abnormally.

“Arthur who can receive death from his biological child! No matter how many times we repeat the myth, Arthur won’t be able to reject the destruction from love!! Aah, what should move the world is love romance! I love you Mordred! Buchuu!!”

Just when everyone thought that Lancelot would suddenly hug Mordred, she overlapped their lips passionately. Mordred too “fuhn” snorted her nose then she responded to that by doing ‘buchuu―’.

Lancelot’s ideal――it seemed that it was the [super extremist love doctrine].

“In addition she is a complete yuri with Mordred, this is just too startling” Loki whispered lukewarmly. (TN: Yuri=girl on girl, lesbian, etc.)

“Bri, Britain’s people are scary……” Naiarlako said that with fright.

Ruined by destiny of love that was really too severe, that was Sir Lancelot. Perhaps that was why the girl that is his proxy in this modern times spoke with her body of extreme love instead.

The battle strength of Loki’s Einherjar had also been arranged quite nicely. He hadn’t directly confronted Kazuki for quite a long time since the last time, but during that time he was steadily gathering battle strength. A large number of possessed magicians, and then Divas of Chaos that succeeded in materializing from there. Not to mention Chaos Divas like Fenrir and Midgardsormr from Norse Mythology, Chaos Divas from various Mythologies were also joining under Loki’s command.

Then Mordred and Lancelot was added into that group, making it a group without any sense of unity.

“The one who will defeat Hayashizaki Kazuki, is me.”

The door of the audience hall was opened with a creak, where a woman in a kimono appeared there――Aisu Ikousai.

“……We ain’t calling you y’know. How did you escape the prison?” Loki spoke with a little surprise in his tone.

Hel was following behind Ikousai.

“Hel, so you are the one helping her.”

But, how? Even Loki couldn’t immediately reach the answer.

<Helheim Invite>……a warp making use of the soul of the dead Hel was acquainted with…….

‘I see, the place where Ikousai was imprisoned, Hayashi Shizuka died there didn’t she!!’

“That’s quite something even for my daughter. I didn’t even plan anything like helping out Ikousai. But that’s a grand magic with a heavy burden. I told you not to force yourself for a while right? Your divinity is wounded after all.”

“A while? We cannot wait anymore right, Ragnarok will start soon, then it will end quickly. Ikousai and I will also participate. We won’t follow papa’s instructions though.”

“……Are you trying to put on an air as an independent force just by the two of you? Besides since when the two of you got that close? Something like female bonding, if it’s something like the Britain symbol of pervert over there, papa won’t allow it.”

“We aren’t like those things, don’t group us together!”

“……Certainly, Ikousai still has possibility.”

Ikousai wasn’t just a mere loser. She was the contractor of that Susanoo.

Susanoo had the special authority as a semi-chief god. The <Power of Usurpation>――it could plunder even the greatest possession of the King she defeated, their authority.

She failed to defeat Kazuki and steal Amaterasu’s power but…….

Depending on the way she acted……this girl might also produce interesting Chaos.

If Hel was also going to do something together with Ikousai, that was also interesting.

“Even if you say that you won’t follow my instruction, perhaps the entrance into Atlantis will be limited. It’s not a place where outsiders can enter freely. That’s why, you two come along together with me until the first entrance. Do whatever you like from there.”

Hel nodded briefly to that.

But Loki held Hel’s shoulder in his arm and whispered into her ear softly.

“……However absolutely don’t approach Hrotsvit.”

“Didn’t you just say do whatever you like just now?”

“Hrotsvit is a type of enemy that you absolutely mustn’t challenge from the front. Without using someone well as a sacrificial pawn for shield, that woman might destroy a whole force by herself alone. Seriously. I’ll do it without a hitch. That’s why you absolutely musn’t get near.”

“……”

Hel nodded a little then shook off Loki.

“Papa won’t save you after all.”

“Isn’t that what papa always does anyway!”

In the end Hel returned an angry yell and left while pulling Ikousai’s hand. Just before she left, Hel turned about and looked over the people gathering at the audience hall. And then the door closed with a loud noise.

‘……Well, the fun just keeps increasing.

Uncertain factor……I’ll also hold expectations to those guys’ rampage.’

Finished with the explanation of each force, Loki clapped both his hands loudly *pan!*

“Now then, finally the final decisive battle we have been waiting for has begun. The mythologies that had diverged into several during the long history of mankind, and possibly Chaos, will compete against each other for the seat of the top without equal. For the sake of leading all the people in the world by ourselves……or possibly for the sake of dying this world with chaos……. If the Order somewhere win through this, this might become the last war of mankind. Eternal peace will arrive. If Chaos becomes the one who wins through this, perhaps a future where nothing but war is waitin’ for us will come. Eternal conflict will arrive. As expected even this me cannot imagine what will happen in this battle, I also cannot make this battle go just as I wanted it. Now, whether it will be god or demon that come out, how about we try throwing the dice huh.”

“Excited aren’t you.” Ilyailiya said so while clapping her hands.

 

“Hel……did you memorize the faces of the China knight order’s fellows inside the audience hall?”

Ikousai who exited into the corridor whispered to Hel.

“Yes, I obtained the acquaintance of all of them.”

“With the nature of Fu Xi’s ability……there should be death happening when the time comes.”

Inside the darkness of the corridor, Ikousai’s eyes shined fiercely. That was a glint similar like what appeared in Clark’s eyes where she was doing [the battle of the weak].

“It will be great if I can save my divinity until that time though……”

Hel murmured weakly.

“Then you stay inside me for a while.”

Weak Diva could fasten the recovery of their divinity by staying inside a human.

Hel released her materialization and returned to Astrum. And then from Astrum she entered Ikousai’s mind.

“……Gu, uuuuu!!”

Ikousai fell on her knee while groaning.

Inside Ikousai there was already Susanoo who was a Diva with divinity status of a semi-chief god. With Hel who although weakened was a powerful Diva entering there, Ikousai received intense burden and pressure.

Her subconscious was vanishing……. The inside of her head was……her consciousness became full.

That was something terrifying. The inside of her head became like it was constantly overheated.

{……Are you okay?} Hel asked anxiously through telepathy.

“I’m fine……I will……defeat Hayashizaki Kazuki……”

The consciousness overflowing inside her head was all dyed in a color of a single emotion.

That was――the [tenacity to be the strongest].

‘I……still haven’t lost yet…….’


Part 3

At that time――Regina was drowning deeper and deeper inside Dover Strait.

Just when she thought her consciousness was getting far away from the surging waves of attack magic, when she noticed, she was inside the sea.

She unconsciously flapped her limbs. Her consciousness was dim and she couldn’t operate her magic power well, her limbs got tangled. Precious air was leaking out in bubbles from her mouth.

‘……I’m drowning!

……What’s the meaning of this! I’m going to die! This me!?

If I actually don’t recover my consciousness just for several more hours……!!’

The inside of her mind was dyed in understanding, the hair on her whole body stood on its end. ‘How unsightly!’

Loki and his group, the forces of Chaos attacked the British Museum and stole the inheritance of Basileus Basilleon as they pleased. Regina then went out to pursue them unable to let them get away.

Naturally she thought that Hrotsvit was also beside her in pursuit of Loki.

But――even though Hrotsvit was accompanying her until the middle of the way, she suddenly said as if her mind was changed,

“If I think about it, I have fulfilled my promise and there is no meaning in doing this.”

She murmured that and made a U-turn, leaving Regina behind.

Regina who became alone was then rained down by concentrated attacks from Fu Xi, Ilyailiya, and Loki like a king(moth) that rushed into a flame. Such thing could be thought of as the most severe concentrated attack in the world.

Even the [Kithemonikos Aegis] of Regina was smashed down, and after a moment that was like hell――Regina sunk into the sea.

By no means all of her magic power was used up. Her consciousness getting far away was nothing more than a temporary shock due to the intense mental burden on her.

She still……had little remaining magic power.

If she floated up from now on, she would still make it.

She was unsure whether she could continue fighting but…….

She couldn’t stay like this! How could she let those guys return back without her wiping out her disgrace!

While rage was seething through her whole body, Regina flapped her limbs.

Her limbs were tangled. Her magic power still wouldn’t operate well. Her whole body was cold as if she was freezing. How could inside the sea be this cold!

It wasn’t like all of her magic power was completely used up, so anyway first she needed to calm down…….

The moment she thought that, Regina’s head suddenly cooled down.

No, her head was freezing over.

Was it thanks to the sea water actually cooling her head? For Regina who had lived until now as an absolute ruler following her emotions, this was the first time she was experiencing this.

‘……I was about to die…….’

Until now Regina would react to anything humiliating that happened to her with rage.

But now, for the first time since she was born Regina was facing her humiliation while calm.

There were also things in this world that wouldn’t go just like she wanted it…….

Right now, what would happen if she rose to the surface and pursued after those three driven by her rage?

Her magic power was already exceedingly consumed.

Far from restoring her honor, she would only get more humiliation heaped up on her by doing that.

Suddenly the expression of Hrotsvit when she left her rose inside her mind. That female fox……wasn’t she making an expression that seemed to say “it will be a profit if Regina gets defeated here”?

There would be only one force that could win through until the end. In the first place the alliance between Italia and Germany was only something temporary.

Even so, for Regina who considered Chaos as an enemy even more than others, she believed in Hrotsvit.

That as the same Kings of Order, they would fight Chaos side by side.

Hrotsvit――didn’t think of anything except of how to erase the forces other than hers effectively.

She left while directing a mocking laugh towards Regina who believed that surely they would fight together.

‘…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..I’ll kill her.’

That wasn’t something like a seething rage, but a sharp hate that was like absolute zero.

No matter how many people she had felt angry at, for Regina this was the first time she hated someone.

What she should do wasn’t rising to the surface driven by her anger like this.

Regina stopped moving her limbs and drifted inside the cold sea like a jellyfish.

She created oxygen using magic power and she racked her brain. At the bottom of the deep sea, she was pondering deeply――.

{Just pretend to die like this.}

Regina thought up an idea that was really fresh for someone like her.

‘If I pretended to die just like this, Loki, Fu Xi, and Ilyailiya would surely think that I had died by drowning unsightly like this.

What humiliation――no, don’t get angry, think without anger.’

The information of Regina’s drowning would immediately spread into the other countries.

To that……would Arthur Basileus hold doubt about it?

That guy wouldn’t doubt it.

“That highly proud Regina, she won’t even think of something like pretending to be dead.”

He should be thinking like that.

No, that was wrong, he would be thinking like this……

“For that impulsive simpleton with a single cell brain Regina to think of playing dead, that’s impossible.”

……In the past, didn’t that Arthur sometimes showed a hint of sarcastic derision towards this Regina? Now in this situation when she looked back ‘……that guy was looking down on this me.’

Conversely, that time when that Hayashizaki Kazuki escaped this Regina with his quick wit, since then she felt like Arthur was keeping an eye to Hayashizaki Kazuki.

‘I think nothing of Hayashizaki Kazuki’s actions except as [the desperate petty tricks of the weak].

Arthur was looking down on me who was like that.

……………………………………………………………………….After Hrotsvit, I’ll kill that guy next.

But……I mustn’t be angry.

Fine then, this Regina Olympia Fornar……from now on I’ll betray the expectations of you bastards, acting not with seething rage but with cold hatred!

Hrotsvit, Arthur, Hayashizaki Kazuki, after that of course those bunches belonging under Chaos……no matter what kind of method I use, all of you bastards, I’ll massacre you all!

That’s right, I won’t pick my methods. From now on I won’t think it’s humiliating no matter what kind of method I use.

Let’s recognize it, I am an emotional human.

But……I’m not a fool.

To all of you it’s not rage, know that I am a human that can also brandish cunning hatred!’

That could be said as the greatest incident in Regina’s life. If in the case that there would be a [Biography of Regina] coming out in the future, surely this event would be written as the greatest turning point of the tale.

She thought of such while drifting slowly inside the sea.

The great Basileus Regina, decided to [play dead].

“Regina-sama! Regina-sama……!!”

A deep voice filled with magic power was reverberating inside the sea.

To that voice was of a girl she was really familiar with, Regina’s bloodthirsty heart relaxed in relief.

‘The owner of this voice is the exact opposite of those bunches, she respected this me from her heart.

Vera Garibaldi――my right hand.’

She had never thought of this girl this preciously until now.

The girl’s shadow was floating from the other side of the blue water, Regina was waiting while her heart was beating fast.

And then finally, when the shadow of her beloved aide became visible, Regina yelled.

“Vera! Listen, the Regina Olympia Fornar that you know is dead!!”

“Eh……eeh? Wha, what’s with that?”

Vera replied with a bewildered voice that drew away in amazement. But there was not even a speck of negative emotion in her voice.

She is going to say something outrageous again……Vera was only drawing back from being cautious of that.

She would follow Regina even to the depths of hell even while making a fed-up face. That was the kind of aide she was.

Vera who was contracted with <Poseidon> was swimming until Regina’s side with her body transformed into the figure of an elegant mermaid. Towards such a girl, Regina spoke in admonishment.

“The me that you know well has died. From now on I will become Regina Olympia Fornar that laid up strategy. Do you understand what I mean?”

“I don’t understand at all……. Haven’t I told you Regina-sama to please stop acting with your emotions and impulses since a long time ago. Just what are you saying after all this time.”

Now that she mentioned it, Vera had been admonishing her since the past.

Regina was reflecting on her past self that until now had never tried to listen to that at all.

“Honestly, I’m sorry.”

“Regina-sama is apologizing!? That Regina-sama is!”

The eyes of Vera behind her glasses turned round like a coin and screamed as though the heaven and earth had been overturned.

“Vera. Those bunches above are surely thinking that I’m drowning and died unsightly. I’m making use of that foolish misunderstanding and acting decisively of playing dead.”

“Eh……playing dead? Eeh? Tha, that Regina-sama is!?”

“That’s right. And then when those guys forget me……they will receive a surprise attack from Regina Olympia Fornar who was thought to be dead. Receiving Zeus’s ultimate attack when they are defenseless, I will carve my true greatness into their hearts while sinking those guys not into the sea but into death. ……A playing dead this terrifying has never existed in any age and place.”

“That’s right isn’t it, I think so. ……Imagining it, this is just too shocking that my legs are going to give out. Even if my dead grandpa suddenly appeared in front of my eyes, it won’t be as shocking as this.”

“Don’t group me together with your grandfather.”

Regina turned her face away in a huff.

“Are you putting this me, the absolute King, on the same rank with your dead grandfather?”

“I, I’m sorry I’m sorry! ……But he was a really nice grandfather.”

“I see I see, an absolute grandfather huh.”

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“I’m sorry I’m sorry I’m sorry I’m sorry-!!”

“Well, it doesn’t matter I guess.” Regina was satisfied with the panicked Vera and faced her once more.

Their respective expressions naturally slackened down.

“It will absolutely go well. After all there is no master at the level of Regina-sama in transformation magic.”

Correct, she couldn’t transform into another human, but if it was limited to other natural objects.

“……Drifting away from the abyss blooming in this ocean area, Kyuranoeides Metamorphosis(Blue Divine Blooming)!!”

Together with the chant of the spell, Regina’s whole body was shining inside the blue sea and swelled out. Vera took distance from that phenomenon in fluster. The swelling out Regina transformed into a giant whale.

Regina who transformed into a whale had the magic power enveloping her body thinning down before it vanished altogether. The composition of Regina’s flesh changed completely into a whale’s. Once she changed she could maintain the function of the body as a whale without using magic power.

Like this no matter what kind of magician it was, they wouldn’t be able to see through that the true identity of this whale was Regina.

“I will lay low in the sea for a while. While I’m not there, you play the act of succeeding as the King.”

“Yes, I understand! ……Hiding in the sea, won’t Regina-sama get hungry?”

“I’ll eat plankton.” Regina opened her big mouth.

“As expected of Regina-sama! How does it taste!?”

“Salty. Be careful Vera. The enemies are……unexpectedly strong and cunning.”

“That’s really something if Regina-sama spoke until that far, I will keep it in my heart.”

Feeling reassured by Vera’s sharp reply, the giant whale swam away.

However it suddenly stopped swimming and turned back again to Vera.

“……By the way, why are you swearing loyalty to me?”

“Eh? Because there is no one as worthy as the contractor of Zeus like the proud and beautiful Regina-sama.”

“Good reply. Excellent, we are going to triumph together!”

“What is Regina-sama saying after all this time……”

Regina was satisfied and swam away from that sea area.

After she was at a distance from Vera, her heart that had become at ease got on edge once more, burning in resolve.

‘Those looking down on this me who is together with Zeus will absolutely not be forgiven…….

All of them will prostrate themselves at the bottom of hell even deeper than the depth of this sea……!’


Part 4

There was only little time left to spend in Las Vegas――.

{There will surely be an explanation so wait for a while.} Obeying Arthur’s words, Kazuki was preparing to return back to Japan while spending his remaining time in Las Vegas preciously.

And then a few days later, at a certain time, when he returned to his room from outside and put his hand on the doorknob, he noticed that a strange light was leaking out from the gap of the door.

Just when he thought it was a red light, it changed into pink before changing into green.

Strange rainbow light. He had never seen this kind of magic power light, but he couldn’t think that it was artificial light.

Kazuki readied <Ame no Murakumo> hanging on his waist. While mentally preparing himself to draw it out anytime, he opened the door.

Inside the room――a [mysterious person] emitting the light of a rainbow was waiting for him.

“Yo” That guy was smiling at him.

His smooth silver hair that was like a pearl was reflecting his rainbow light dazzlingly.

His handsome look didn’t look like a man or a woman.

Neutral……no, perhaps he should say it transcended that kind of thing, he looked completely like a religious painting just by smiling.

Kazuki was charmed for a moment before returning to his senses immediately, next he felt eeriness.

Just who was this guy.

In contrast with his unrealistic look, he was wearing really normal clothes.

Shirt and jacket, denim pants and leather shoes. It was a stylish outfit that was just really natural.

“I like the clothes of around this era. Correctly old things are eternally new.”

He said that naturally. The way he talked was very fluent.

“It’s unacceptable for synthetic fibers to be mixed into shirts and jacket. It makes the texture and gloss unnatural and you can immediately feel it you see. Wool, cotton, linen, silk……even just with natural material you can make a wide range of textures. Things like shape memory is unneeded.”

The guy continued to talk like a torrent.

“I bought these [jeans] in Japan’s Okayama. The traditional way of making it is inherited until now without change in the city called Kojima. What is called jeans is actually inconveniently and incompletely magnificent. The fabric called [Kibada] is stiff and hard to wear, the same as from long ago, its surface will immediately become fluffy, when it is washed it will be twisted and shrunk down. However, when it is worn it will fit you like your own skin. The indigo blue dye will easily fall off if the fiber is rubbed. However that color loss will become an interesting pattern that is like the symbol of one’s way of living. It’s actually imperfect but……that imperfection is beautiful.”

……Just what was this guy talking about?

The content of his talk was trivial, but his voice was smooth and gentle like silk.

“These leather shoes are also like that. Chromium tanning that processes animal hides using chemicals has an extremely stable nature. In contrast to that, traditional tannin tanning that processes the hide using plants is actually unstable. It will make a stain if it gets wet with water, it will easily get scratched, and it will change color because of the sunlight. All the more it’s excessive to color if using dye instead of colorants. But when it’s used for a long time with affection, deep gloss will rise to the surface on the transparent hue, letting out peerless flavor. This much incompleteness is lovely. Personally it’s unpleasant for it to get higher or lower than this. ……Do you understand what it is that I want to say?”

Just when he started only half listening to the talk, a question that was like a surprise attack came.

“……That you are a fashionable person in the obsessed camp?”

“What I’m saying is that a culture of this level is the most balanced for mankind. There is no need to look for more than this level right? It’s imperfect but, it’s fantastic. Correctly old things are eternally new. Many Mythologies carry out the doctrine of [retrogression of the arrogant science culture] but……how much retrogression is just right do you think? ……This table is also good isn’t it.”

The mysterious person caressed lovingly at the table put beside the bed.

“Pure wooden board that is shining from its grain pattern is made into a tabletop just like that. This is rosewood I think? This is an excellent wood that is extolled as the gem of woods since time immemorial. It also has carving performed delicately on it. You can feel the respect to nature and the earnest hard work of its craftsman. Its price is no less than a few million yen. This kind of furniture with pure wood like this is a high class item right now after all. ……Just look at the example of Easter Island, the reckless deforestation of lumber there completely destructed the foundation of the land. Just like the skin of an old woman that neglected her skincare since she was young, the land completely lost its water retention ability and its nutrition. Mankind has increased too much that pure furniture doesn’t spread to all households.”

The mysterious person moved his gaze to the high class speaker put inside the room this time.

“This is a pointless technology that I don’t understand the meaning of it. I think it’s better to frequently go to a concert instead of using the money to buy this though. I think there is no mysteriousness in it when they say the sound of the audio changes based on the quality of the electricity and the cord but……I wonder if the place of the obsession is not strange?”

“……Are you the editor of natural lifestyle magazine or something?”

Kazuki asked while getting stumped on the sense of values appeal that wasn’t to the point at all.

“If it’s a magazine then I have read a lot while standing in convenience stores though. Let’s see, my favorite magazine is……”

“First introduce your name to me.”

“Hahaha, I am Basileus Basileon.”

Kazuki had that hunch already…….

“You had expected my visit right? You heard about me from that obediently cute Arthur.”

“You are even said to be an alchemist that was greatly active ten-odd years ago, so I imagined you as an old man.”

“Age huh. You, do I look like a human?”

Not at all…….

But if he thought more about it, that was something mysterious.

Mankind was granted with the sense of magic power due to the alchemist Basileus Basileon and then they encountered Divas. If that Basileus Basileon wasn’t human, then what did that mean? ……From whom did humanity obtained their magic power?

“I came to explain the game.”

While saying that, Basileus Basileon struck his fist into the speaker and smashed it with breaking sound.

“You are destroying that meaninglessly!?”

He reflexively retorted.

“Don’t put a damper on my story, shut up and listen here.”

Basileus Basileon made a sullen face.

‘No, certainly you are going to talk about something important after this but, what’s this!?’

But, anyway……just like Arthur said [that time] had come. He understood that.

“After this the decisive battle will start. For the sake of deciding the supreme Mythology, the great Ragnarok(Mythology Grand War)!”

The guy heightened his voice as though pulling himself together.

“Possibly the Chaos will be fighting hard in order to smash up all that. Let me once again declare that they too are an official participant. Now then, rules are needed in the Ragnarok. However, so that it won’t be too advantageous for Order, undoubtedly there are also loopholes. What is called a rule is that kind of thing.”

Game and rules, the ring of those words that sounded like playing around slightly rubbed Kazuki the wrong way.

However, so that Kazuki didn’t miss even a single word, he focused his ears.

“First the stage of the battle is of course on that Atlantis. You the King of a civilized country has confirmed that Atlantis is covered by a wall right? It was supposed to be impossible to land there by sea and also by sky. But actually, there are eight gates in that wall.

Kazuki’s eyes slightly opened wide.

“You didn’t notice that? Well of course you didn’t notice, I’m hiding it. These gates are so to speak the admission gates. Each gate can be passed by one force. However America is already considered a failure. One gate can be passed through until there are a hundred people. The gate will measure the magic power wave of the humans passing through it and record it, with that function this rule cannot be tricked. It’s also impossible to destroy the gate. After all those gates were created by the father of alchemy……this Basileus Basileon.”

“But you said just now that there are loopholes in the rules though.”

“I don’t mind if you think that there is no such thing in these gates. Of course you are free to pointlessly attempt it. Let’s move on to the next, next.”

Basileus immediately warded off Kazuki’s provocative question.

“Which one is Japan’s gate among the eight gates? I cannot teach you that beforehand. When the times come, you will be naturally guided there. It won’t be that far off. And then the inside of Atlantis is enshrouded by a thick magic power cloud, it will become impossible to communicate using mechanical devices. For example even if you make Arthur carry a communication device, you won’t be able to contact her in the actual place. It’s not like it’s impossible if you use magical methods of contact, but I guess it will be quite hard. In other words, what I’m saying is that there are almost no methods to know which force goes through which gate and where they are currently. You guys seem to have formed an alliance with each force, but at the start time I’ll reset it all.”

“Why is that necessary?”

“Because it’s exactly in the situation where there is no script that the true nature of you guys will come to the surface. Well these are all the rules. Enter through the decided place at the decided time. Then I want you to freely fight after that. But perhaps even with just this, the development won’t be going exactly as how you are thinking it would be.”

Kazuki fell into his thought on the spot. ……He had to think of every kind of development possible.

“If you continue to only think without continuing our conversation I will leave without telling you anything else and that would be lonely.”

“If someone wins this battle, what will they obtain?”

Kazuki immediately returned a question.

Somehow he was swallowed into a battle where it looked like he was absolutely required to participate but, if the [prize] was something that didn’t matter even if the other Kings or Loki got their hands on it, then saying it shouldn’t really matter to him.

Before talking about the rules, he needed to know about the objective of the battle he got dragged into.

“Currently, almost the entirety of the [illusion] of all lives is being concentrated into seven Mythologies. The defeated Mythology will have that illusion which is their power of existence plundered from them where it will be handed to the hands of the victor. The weak Mythologies that don’t participate in Ragnarok will be naturally dismantled by the existence of the absolute winner and get absorbed.”

“The power of existence of all the Mythologies……is that something like a vast amount of magic power?”

“Wrong, it’s the <ultimate illusion>. All the illusion of all life-forms will be unified into one. All the illusions of lives, ideals, dreams that are connected in Astrum will be united under that Mythology and made to hold faith in it. So to speak, they will obtain in their hands the <soul of the world>. The dimension is different than something like obtaining a vast power. To say it in an easy way to understand, the right to decide the general framework of all life and rule it will be entrusted to the Mythology that wins. For example, it can even overturn the theory of evolution.”

“Theory of evolution?”

“For example if Italy wins this battle, mankind will be created by Prometheus from clay by Zeus’s command. If Germany wins, mankind will be created from driftwood by Odin. Mankind won’t be something evolved from monkeys.” (TN:Well that is incorrect but meh)

“……Then reality, will become the Mythology itself?”

“That’s not accurate I think. There won’t be any change occurring at the currently present material world itself. However all the origin will transform and the premise will change. Your sense of values will be naturally rewritten. You capture the root of the world, you rule over the mental world.”

It was a story that was really abstract that it was hard to understand.

But if a human that wasn’t of Order Side obtained that, what would happen?

“What will happen if I win?”

“Both Solomon 72 Pillars and Japan Mythology doesn’t have the will to change the appearance of humans. Then you can do as you please with the illusion of the world. You can make it into your own ideal. Like if you do guide the hearts of all humans like this then the world will be a better place……you can rule over the mental world as a King.”

“……I’ll vomit. I don’t wish for something like that.”

The unpleasant feeling that he always felt until now when he was called as <King>――felt like it was becoming the largest lump that attacked him.

However he had anticipated this.

Just as he anticipated……’I am going to be made to participate in a worthless battle.’

And then this guy’s, this attitude of his that was enjoying this really touched his nerve.

“Then your objective is to maintain the current situation. Personally that’s a future that I don’t wish for the most, that kind of victory of yours. After all the situation became like this because that kind of mistake in the past, see.”

“Something like absolute rule is unneeded in the world! All lives, should have the strength to freely go against one’s own destiny!”

“Don’t you think that those words of yours are also too severe? Freedom and strength……those are not something light that all humans can easily shoulder you know.”

There were also humans that thought that being ruled over was comfortable…….

There were also times where one wanted to cling on order and faith…….

The fear of walking through a world where there was nothing certain…….

Even so Kazuki talked back.

“Certainly it might be a heavy burden. But those are something that should be shouldered by the help of the comrades around you. If all humans can take each other’s hands then……”

“I don’t think that humans can do that.”

Basileus Basileon shook his head.

“You can look back at the old era of the world. 19th Century……20th century……the beginning of 21st Century……the age where mankind was liberated from Mythology. The age just before the Divas once more showed their appearance. That period……this star fell ill and wasted away. Economies had met their limits. The people were hunted down by unmanageable dangerous technology and the exploitation of the weak. Desires were blooming, inequality was running rampant, the weak envied the wealthy, they despaired, escaped into a distorted faith and turned to terrorism. ……It’s unexpected for me that right now this country doesn’t become a religious country. Even though Japan should be wishing for the object to depend on at that time……”

For Kazuki who didn’t live in that era, he was unable to affirm or deny it.

“It was a hopeless century where one couldn’t see the future. That was why mankind had to return to the ideal state……the era where they were guided by Mythology.”

“The way you say that, isn’t it like saying that originally mankind was ruled by Mythology?”

“Originally it was like that you know. Monkeys evolved into humans and obtained the intelligence to imagine illusions. Guided by the gods born inside their heart from the illusions, humans built up prosperity. However……while here and there mankind was prospering on this small earth, mankind conflicted with their fellow humans. Conflict between fellow people who held different faith occurred. Yes, this is not the first Ragnarok. It was once carried out already. ……Generally it’s the past that was exactly the same as the Christian Era.”

BC(Before Christ)……? No, if he talked about the past that was exactly the same as the Christian Era……the first year?(1AD)

“If in the past there was also Ragnarok carried out, why wasn’t the ultimate illusion created there?”

If Ragnarok had been carried out once and the Mythologies were unified into one there, then Ragnarok shouldn’t be carried out again for the second time.

But in reality, there were many Mythologies scattered everywhere.

“That’s because the previous Ragnarok ended in a bad way. Due to that there is the current imperfect world. Of all things there was no victor that came out in the previous Ragnarok. It was a grand simultaneous defeat.”

Simultaneous defeat……because it was a fight, so naturally that kind of result could possibly happen.

“The detail is like this. Ten Mythologies battled each other, among them seven Mythologies dropped out first. And then none of the remaining three Mythologies would surrender and in the end of a severe conflict, it became a simultaneous defeat. As a last resort those three Mythologies became <The Three Great Mythologies> and they tried to divide the world and rule it. But that was a foolish [compromise]. An order that couldn’t unify all mankind into one wasn’t an order. The result where they simultaneously defeated each other was already a disorder. Furthermore originally the supreme Mythology would completely take in the [ultimate illusion] and recovered the wound they bore in Ragnarok with that. But each of the Three Great Mythologies could only obtain [a third of the illusion], they couldn’t even recover themselves enough. It was the beginning of an imperfect history by the three wounded orders. At first they were leading mankind well. However, they gradually became unable to guide the people. One by one following the history people abandoned their faith, choosing a selfish way of life without direction……like that they reached the old era.”

“……And you are saying that’s the present era?”

“The history where mankind developed their ideology and scientific civilization freely was the history of the Three Great Gods’ weakening. Originally it should be a development that shouldn’t be allowed.”

Kazuki pictured in his head the human history that had been handed down until now as best as he could.

“There is no contradiction right?”

Contradiction…….

“Right now the three great gods are completely falling asleep.”

“Those three great gods are……”

“Let’s stop raising their name. After all calling the name……that’s also a form of faith. On the other hand the seven Mythologies that were defeated early were vanishing from people’s heart little by little. The weak Mythologies that were dismantled and absorbed were also the same. But that doesn’t mean that they were completely forgotten. That’s why when the three great gods fell asleep after a long vain struggle and two thousand years passed, the other Mythologies awoke first.”

“Are you saying, that the Mythologies that the current seven magic advanced countries revered were those seven Mythologies that were defeated previously?”

“Generally it’s like that. ……However the coexistence of the puny Japan Mythology in the backwater that was distanced from the imperfect rule of the three grand Mythologies with Solomon Mythology that achieved a puzzling transformation with [something that is strangely different from faith], then something with an unclear meaning like American Justice that was born for the first time, there were also various irregulars like these though. And then with a certain incident as the impetus, those Mythologies achieved complete revival inside humanity’s heart.”

“Incident?”

“In front of the mankind who was looking for something to rely on after being confronted with the limit of the development of science and free economy and came to an impasse, this me made an appearance.”

The alchemist Basileus Basileon.

Certainly the world was thrown into wild enthusiasm towards this character.

“The people who had long lost the guidance of the three grand Mythologies were greatly excited from looking at the supernatural power I possessed. For them it was an [unscientific miracle] that they witnessed after a long time. And then when they heard the fraud that they could obtain the same power by being given the Philosopher’s Stone, mankind was delighted that they could progress once more.”

“Fraud you say?”

“The Philosopher’s Stone is only something that gives a little shock to the mind. It doesn’t give people magic power, magic power is a power that humans have. It is simply dormant. However, because the three great gods exhausted their power, people stopped believing in mystery and they blinded themselves to the existence of magic power inside themselves. That was why I made people remember that [mystery exists in the world], granting shock ‘bam!’ to the mind using Philosopher’s Stone and then said [okay, with this you are awakened to magic power~], like that people could be released from the seal of the power of mystery once more. ……That hailed in concert with the seven Mythologies that was in the process of revival, and the people were reunited with Divas.”

This guy by no means created something.

However this guy was rotating the gears of destiny clatteringly.

The true trickster that surpassed even Loki……

“……Who are you?”

“I introduced myself just now right? Basileus Basileon. If it’s too long for you, then call me Bass.”

“Basileon……”

“Well, you can call me that too……”

“You……what kind of existence are you?”

He understood that this guy wasn’t human.

“Are you a surviving Diva that wasn’t taken into the ultimate illusion at the previous Ragnarok……?”

“Hee, your guess is good.”

But if he was a Diva, why could he make an appearance in a materialized figure like it was nothing in an era where there was no magic?

“I am a Diva that belonged under one of the three great Mythologies however……I hadn’t in the least the intention of wanting to guide humans. That was why when the battle of the three great Mythologies got complicated where they looked equal, I judged that [like this it won’t get settled huh] and played dead to abandon the battle. And then when the stage reached where the three great Mythologies defeated each other and they were going to share the final illusion, I returned back with innocent look and pilfered a part of the illusion.”

Basileon chuckled while saying “It’s okay to say that thanks to me pilfering the illusion the three great Mythologies became incomplete.”

“The other three great Mythologies used their share of illusion to guide the people but……I used the illusion to materialize myself. And then I waited until the time was ripe for the Ragnarok to be carried out once more. I bought jeans, I read while standing in convenience stores, I was waiting while enjoying the present age in my own way. ……And then when the three great gods fell asleep, I succeeded the earnest feeling and the last power of the three great gods to [do Ragnarok one more time]. Though surely they didn’t want to be succeeded by me of all people though.”

The last power……this Diva was in possession of rainbow magic power.

It was something special that was different than other Divas.

“Choosing to materialize, isn’t that completely like the Diva of Chaos Side like Loki and the others……”

“I guess. So to speak perhaps I am the existence that founded the way of living that is called as Chaos. Until then there was no Diva that was thinking of wanting to materialize. Hmm, perhaps I was the one that caused the materialization boom among those Chaos bunch.”

Basileon tilted his head with acting gesture. Even though he was supposed to talk about the truth of the world without any falsehood……whether it was his figure or behavior or the way he talked, all of him smelled of lies.

“……Actually in the Ragnarok of the previous era there was no way of living called [Chaos]. For example even that Loki was a member of Norse Mythology, Prometheus was also a member of Greek Mythology. Of course they were made to have a falling out with their comrades and then got crushed right away though. During the continuous two thousand years of the three great Mythologies’ rule, [negative concept in mythology] that is Chaos was clearly taking shape. And then the Divas were leaning to the sides, whether they were Order or Chaos. But I was already materialized then, so I kept sticking to the primitive way of life. I got an aspect that is like Chaos but I also got an aspect that is like Order. I’m like an angel but I’m also like a demon……I’m complicated like a maiden’s heart. Eh, don’t I seem like a human then?”

“What is your own objective then?”

“Objective huh……. Having Ragnarok happen itself is also fun but……I don’t really have any wish to proactively make the world become like this or that. But what I clearly want is……I want for humans to be ruled by Divas forever. I don’t care whether it’s by Order or Chaos, I want there to be a clear victor of Ragnarok. In other words it’s something like that……I want humans to continuously be the toys of us(Divas) for eternity.”

Kazuki put his hand on the katana on his waist and unsheathed it. With the force of an explosion of the things that kept piling up inside himself while they were talking, a silver flash ran out from his sheath――,

“UWaah!?”

His Iai draw was blocked by Basileon’s palm. The rainbow magic power that Basileon emitted solidified on his palm which pushed back the blade as a repellent force.

“You are fast just like the rumors. I thought that I might not be able to block that one and got done in just now. ……Are you not even thinking that Ragnarok will come into nothing if you kill me here? I thought that you aren’t a reckless human that will attack an unknown opponent without any plan though. Do you have something that you cannot stomach from me?”

“You aren’t even Order or Chaos but……you are the worst kind of evil.”

Without even fighting, he was only playing around.

He had to fight this guy, such thinking was driving on Kazuki.

Kazuki’s Ame no Murakumo and Basileon’s palm, both were not moving as if freezing in place.

Basileon answered calmly.

“I see, so that’s how I look looking from a human’s viewpoint. I wonder if I should take this as a war declaration. But there is no way me who is the manager can fight the King. This rainbow magic power is the power of [the manager’s authority] you see. This power that is handed over from the sleeping three great Mythologies cannot be used for the sake of fighting you.”

Rainbow light was emitted from Basileon’s back. The light converged into several, turning into twelve wings. Those were pure white feathers like that of an angel.

“To the height of heaven that should be myself……transfer. Morning Star is Shining All the More(Morning Star is Shining Here).”

Without even any time to make sure of the true identity of the angel feathers, the rainbow magic power light was increasing in brightness even more, in contrast the figure of Basileon was turning hazy inside the light and his body was fading out.

“……If I have to fight anyone, it will be after Ragnarok is over and I accomplished my role as the manager. Even so that’s only if I have anything like a reason left to fight though.”

The katana of Kazuki that was blocked passed straight through Basileon’s palm that was losing its substance. When Kazuki returned the blade back to his sheath, Basileon spoke while vanishing.

“I forgot to say the important rule. While you all were enjoying vacation in an extravagant ship and America, the height of summer had completely passed through. And then about the time of the Ragnarok that we are looking forward to……it doesn’t really matter when to carry it out but, I think of doing it at the first of September, right after the end of summer holiday. Actually I wanted to do it at the World Population Day of eleventh July but, it took quite some time for you to become King, then the King of Italia looks like she is in quite a mess that’s why it become quite delayed. Well then, please come right at noon on the first of September of the local time at the coastal waters of Atlantis.”

“……”

“Your face looks like it’s telling me to just get lost quickly isn’t it. Well then, I think it’s better for you to raise the positivity level with your girls as best you can until the decided date. Good bye!”

The figure of Basileon that was left half-bakedly finally disappeared after leaving those words behind.

 

“Leme……”

Inside the room where only he was left alone, Kazuki called out to the existence residing inside himself.

“What do you think about it?”

Leme answered inside Kazuki’s head without materializing.

{Because the understanding of you my contractor has deepened, Leme also feels the territory that Leme can speak in this world over here spreading……Though it’s not anything significant because it’s Leme’s really personal matter.}

Leme’s voice resounded with a calm tone that was unusual for her.

{We were once employed by a guy called King Solomon and developed the ancient Israel, obtaining a lot of believers from that achievement, we participated in the previous Ragnarok, however we were defeated.}

“……Even though it was said that the other Mythologies were guiding people, but you were employed by humans?”

{That is not something pathetic. The essence of Leme and the other pillars is “helping out humanity”. That’s why we are affected by the humans even deeper compared to the Divas of other Mythologies and cooperated with the country building of Solomon. Because that was fun, we thought that things like victory or defeat didn’t matter.}

“King Solomon, he was a good guy huh.”

{He felt like a father though. That guy was a man so his magic power wasn’t strong, he also wasn’t good with sword skills like you. So in the first place he wasn’t suited as a fighting partner in Ragnarok. But what that guy was doing seemed interesting so Leme became that guy’s ring.}

So in the first place she was already mistaken in the personnel selection.

{Speaking about it in the first place, Leme and the other pillars whose true essence is helping humanity are existences that are not suited for something like Ragnarok. Leme doesn’t want anything like faith from humans. Leme doesn’t have the least bit of desire of wanting to become an existence that is more splendid than the other Mythologies.}

“Then why did you choose me?”

{Leme……}

Leme murmured words that were colored with the weight of several thousand years.

{Leme likes humans, for sure. Leme’s wish……is only wanting to become human.}


 

69 Responses to Magika Vol 12 Chapter 1 -Trigger of Passion

  1. bushidozero1 says:

    Two words: First. Second. That is all I needed to say.

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  2. dark says:

    wow goddamit robin hood,

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  3. bushidozero1 says:

    you mean one of the Archer class servants from the myriad fate routes? i honestly forget which route/timeline it was Robin Hood in, but i am sure it was either apocrypha, or strange fake.

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  4. antonio says:

    thing 1 the bitch regina is dead hurra

    2 robin hood is also a bitch

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    • sdf says:

      Nah, she did Kazuki a service. Since Author’s obviously going to end up in the Harem, it won’t do to kill her by accident. Like this, Kazuki will have time to think and make a decision.

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      • dragonosman2 says:

        Kazuki has to win so that he can become the King of Kings. That’s his ultimate fate in this series, if you think along the lines of him being the main protagonist. But now we know that if he beats Arthur when they fight, she’ll die? No, that can’t happen. There has to be way to keep her from dying if Kazuki defeats her. I think she should modify her oath about this such that she won’t die if Kazuki defeats her (but would still die if anyone else defeats her).

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        • bushidozero1 says:

          Lol. Everyone please take notes from this guy here. Kazuki is the only male (king) in the series in actual form… So obviously he ends up making the other “kings” into Queens? Little too obvious in my opinion but meh…

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    • antonio says:

      mistake ragina have grouth im pretty impress whith her

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  5. Shet nigga a new volume get ready for the hype and more ecchi!

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    • Now lets get ready who will Kazuki next capture is it the Zeus user or is it trap arthur?

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      • And btw Who can list kazuki girl right now did it surpass 20 already?

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        • On his Stigma side in the academy: Mio, Koyuki, Hikaru, Kaguya, Lotte, Karin, Liz Liza, Kanon, Miyabi, Shinobu, Itsuki, Shiori.
          On his Swordsman side in the academy: Kazuha, [Kohaku], Kanae.
          Tentatively from other mythologies: Beatrix, Roshouko, Silirat, [Arthur], Kaya, [Mary], [Ginny].
          Special case: Stella.

          Those in the brackets never had a positivity value reading, but there was something. A quick count shows it’s 23 at the moment.😀

          P.S.: I actually cheated, I didn’t remember Shiori’s name without looking it up.

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          • dragonosman2 says:

            Kaya was only a temporary alliance while they fought Beatrix in the beginning. She’s an enemy currently. I agree with everything else, though.

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          • Raze1313 says:

            1. no Akane? True, I can’t recall a time her positivity score’s been shown, but it’s obvious she’s had a thing for him since the Japanese Civil War.
            2. no Leme? Judging by her ‘actions’ the last time she appeared, if THAT doesn’t get a girl on this list, nothing will.
            3. Kanon. She did have an increase in Positivity level, but so what? There are others on that chart, like Karin (and previously itsuki), who were stuck in the “Friend Zone” below 65 because they showed no hint of romantic interest. That’s not to say it won’t happen in the future, but currently nothing. She’s been nothing but comic relief so far.
            4. Ditto for Silirat.
            5. Shiori. Does she count? Yes, she was showing promise but hasn’t been seen nor heard of since. Her future was left unclear.

            As for my own thoughts…
            1. did no one pick up on the hint that Ilyailya might be conquered? Loki’s thoughts on her statement included:
            “…However the calm tone of Ilyailya――for Loki it was like the way she was talking was filled with longing toward the self that she had thrown away.”
            A possible hint that Kazuki might be the one to give this Tin Man a heart?
            2. I had thought when Arthur shed her disguise, she’d stick to it. But now, I’m getting the feeling that when Arthur IS conquered, she’s gonna kiss Kazuki while still in her masculine form. Leading to what could be a funny moment for Kazuki and any of his girls that are watching.

            Hoping to see…
            1. Need pics of Kaguya & Hikaru’s Chouki forms
            2. Still waiting for Kazuki to make good on his promise to take Kazuha on her first date to an amusement park (which interestingly enough, that date went to Itsuka last vol). A promise he made all the way back to when Itsuki was introduced.
            3. Ditto for the twins. He promised a day at the beach with just the three of them. BTW I know it’s unlikely since the end seems near, but I do hope Miyabi & Shinobu reach Chouki level before the end.
            4. Poor Kohaku needs some love too. Now that Kazuki has Ame no Murakumo, he doesn’t need Raikiri anymore (you know, that anti-lightning sacred treasure they said he could keep way back when), so maybe give it to her who can make use of it.
            If I’m not mistaken, samurai see their sword as their soul, so knowing Kohaku, the act of giving her his sword (even if he barely used it), she’d undoubtedly see it as a proposal.
            5. I miss the Adademy. Poor Torazou is the only one left of both division’s Student Councils and probably is being run ragged trying to substitute for them. Would be nice if he gets some female attention. Maybe a few magic division girls grow to admire that tenacity…

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            • dragonosman2 says:

              Leme’s his Diva, so he won’t be able to see her affection point level. She’s the one showing him the other girls’ ones, remember. And she isn’t a Magika Stigma herself, she’s a Diva like I said.

              I hope Ililya and Regina can both be conquered, as well as Arthur, Akane and Kanon. I hope Arthur will act like a woman when she’s conquered.

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              • Raze1313 says:

                You’re right of course, however Zsolt Fülöp’s list was about “Kazuki’s girls” was it not?

                Nothing to do about positivity levels, Magika Stigma, Humans or Divas, simply a list of the female characters romantically involved w/Kazuki, longing for him, or showing hints that they’re falling for him/could fall for him in the future.

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                • dragonosman2 says:

                  I guess you’re right.

                  One thing I have to say about Arthur, though: You said people would laugh when they see Arthur, still in her “gentleman” mode, kissing Kazuki mouth to mouth, but did you forget that Hikaru already knows she’s a girl? Not to mention all of the people who saw her in her Magic Dress in Volume 11 (though I’m not sure how many people saw – if I’m not mistaken, though, most, if not all, of Kazuki’s Chouki Magicians should know now, too, at least).

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                  • Raze1313 says:

                    I didn’t forget. I’m sure by now all of Kazuki’s girls know by now. In fact, after reading this chapter so far, it seems the only character who DOESN’T know is Regina.

                    I simply meant that for any to witness a scene like that, even though they know in their head that Arthur is a girl, what they’re seeing is two guys locking lips. Leading to dumbfounded shock for the witnessing characters (and probably Kazuki if he’s on the receiving end), and laughs for the readers.

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          • dcis1 says:

            You forgot Akane, the Former student council vice president.

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          • antonio says:

            you forget akane yagumo

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  6. GM_Rusaku says:

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  7. happinezz001 says:

    Damn even in the enemy camp kazuki’s charm is going strong dafaq i think this story would go on until kazuki has a harem count of 100+

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  8. I’m quickly starting to hate this series, even though it rapidly developed into one of my favoirute ones (disregarding the retarded whining of Kaguya from Vol. 2 last chapter to Vol. 3 ending).

    I know I’m a bit of an altruist, but da hell?
    – Fu Xi is fucking around again. As usual.
    – Regina is seriously becoming a pain in the ass with her stupid pride. I really hate her kind.
    – Ikousai can’t just shut the hell up (even after getting her ass handed to her about five times already). Hel’s just making it worse.
    – Hrotsvit is a schemer with no conscience. Yay.
    – Illyailia awakens to the prickling passion inside her tiny little underdeveloped heart. Don’t give me the creeps please.
    – Jokeland (America) didn’t even fulfill a half-baked side entertainment as contenders.
    – Arthur is like “well, I’m gonna’ die anyway, but why not”. Robin Hood makes things even worse, not even trying to hide what a messed-up fucker she is. Let’s just not talk about the pervert duo.
    – Loki makes things worse. He was such an enjoyable character after fusing with Kaya. I don’t get the same vibe from him anymore.

    Really, I’m starting to absolutely loathe the whole cast besides Kazuki and his sweeethearts. I know, I know, plot devices, story progression and all that. But seeing as how the poor guy (who only wanted a quiet life) that already had all his relatives killed, thrown into an unreasonable environment, and met with all kinds of emotional torture will be 1. betrayed by semi-ally characters (Beatrix via Hrotsvit, Arthur via Robin Hood, and I have an inkling Shouko and Silirat aren’t done either), 2. put through all kinds of sugar-frosted fucks before the series ends, and 3. witness an absolute slaughter decorated with carnage, I can’t say I’m pleased with it … I hate tragedy above all else, seeing as how we can have a first-row seat to that when we leave our house, and reject the notion we need entertainment to be dirtied by it as well. And this is the point where I lament the truth that Kazuki won’t just go and “Okay, then I’ll just go and stabby you wholesale, because all I care about are my girlfriends, oh, and fuck you everyone.”

    I know it’ll be a happy ending (in case it won’t, then seriously, fuck you author), but do we really need to make things ugly on purpose? The most I can wish for is that maybe no fatalities occur in the harem …

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    • Ah, and I almost forgot: thanks for the TL baka-han.

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    • bakapervert says:

      Haha, I guess it all depend on each one’s taste. You might be feeling all the tragedy and betrayal is too much. But I instead found the story will be boring without all those. I just like seeing the character going through all that suffering yet still coming through it the victor.

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      • sdf says:

        Going through suffering and coming out the victor. Hm, I think the LN that has that element the strongest by far is Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria. That last volume was just…spectacular. Inconceivable. Best protag ever.

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        • On the other hand, we have Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou. A mashed-up ending with no feeling of reality, where you can’t even say it had a proper happy end, or any kind of end in general.

          On another note, I really like bland stories with interesting details – which is why I’m not content with drama screwing with stories in certain ways. F.e.: I’m angry at both Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara kuru sou desu you, and Ultimate Antihero for the same thing (a stu should be an unbelievable badass kicking everyone’s face in, not some generic shounen character that’s “friggin’ strong, but struggles, loses, but still friggin’ strong and wins in the end”). I mean, stus are the ones who say “Wha, unfair conditions? Impossible quests? I don’t give a flying shit, I win with my eyes closed anyway.” Take Kazuya from Mahouka Kouko no Rettousei – the finest specimen of stu.😀

          The same can be said about dramas for me – all the more so if as baka-han said, they come out as the victor in the end. Well, I generally prefer romantic comedies (or any kind of comedy), so f.e. Gundam, Evangelion and the like are my natural enemies though. So, no mixing genres periodically for me.

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          • rozenmaiden says:

            Well, it means you like the story where a MC is OP and didn’t have hardship. LIke Death March. It’s a matter of taste i think. Oh, and it’s a an advice, don’t whine too much on comment, Because a TL maybe will find it discouraging and quit translating.. (Yeah, Tsuki ga Michibiku’s TL rant about hate comment and he is depressed about them..)

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          • bakapervert says:

            Well, as I said it’s a matter of taste, cause I find that kind of stus boring instead. I got the believe that someone’s worth can only be decided through what they are doing when they found themselves in a fucked up situation where there seems there is no hope left. Seeing those stus going through everything so easily only made me wonder, will this guys got crushed like cockroach when he met a godlike enemy or will he still win anyway through all impossible situation. The character like in ultimate antihero, I can believe that this guys is a badass that will still win against anyone even when now he is only a ghost, those stus, I still don’t really believe in their worth and so I ranked them lower in my badass rank.

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            • Sure enough … umm, I’ll try to convey what my stance is, though I don’t really know if it’ll be suitable.
              What I hate is when the obstacle is fucked up. I mean, f.e. since I can’t really put my hands on the prudeness japanese LNs and anime seem to have, but I like stories with a bit of a perverted edge that actually happens (without steam, godrays or nosebleed cockblocking – in other words, sex), I have a habit of reading hentai manga for fun (I prefer the comedy-oriented ones of those too, ones which sometimes make me laugh). Even for those, I avoid NTR and mind-break stuff like the plague. In short: I go for reading consensual stuff. Due to that, the ending of Masou Gakuen HxH f.e. is just … well, let’s just say it was a very enticing series from the summary, but I think I’ll abstain from reading it, or I’ll cheat the usual way and read the ending first (when it’s finished), then decide to read it or not.

              When I say ‘bland’, I don’t mean I only prefer MCs that are stus. Character progression is also a good concept, but I like things to either remain one road or another. The way I see it: imagine a railroad where every 10 metres, an intersection between the two rails is put in. Fucked up, right? That’s what Mondaiji and Ultimate Antihero did.

              Also, as long as things don’t take a nasty turn, I don’t mind some obstacles. But there are differences for me between obstacles of adventure quality (which I can take), and obstacles of tragedy quality (no thanks).

              Also – don’t misunderstand me, I’m shakin’ in my socks to read this novel to the end, and I’ll probably draw a final conclusion, once the novel makes a final conclusion. As I said, I still believe this will result in a happy end (I’m a sucker for happy end, to the point that I don’t involve myself with anything that doesn’t have a happy end – I once watched Basilisk, Kouga no Nippou chou, maybe? – now THAT was a horrible miscalculation.)

              So don’t mind me, just keep going! And anyway, how would the possible fuckups (as decided by yours truly) of the author become the fuckups of the dedicated translator?

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              • dragonosman2 says:

                @Zsolt Fülöp: I actually feel the same way as you about HxH. Mainly Volume 8, though. Which is why I’m thinking I’ll have someone give me summaries of what happens in Volume 8 and onward, until the plot-point with Yurishia’s NTR-like situation and whatever happened to Aine in Volume is resolved, and then I’ll try to decide if I want to read it or not. I really don’t like what’s happening with Yurishia in Volume 8 and I really hope that both she and Aine remain in Kizuna’s harem, in a True Harem ending, and that none of the girls, whether it’s Aine or anybody else, has to be an enemy in the end. I want a happy end, not only generally, but also on the romance front.

                I didn’t like what was happening with Kaguya with her father in this series. I had to force myself to read through that. And I absolutely hate the way Regina is right now, so I hope she’ll turn over a new leaf. If she can, perhaps she’ll be good to add to Kazuki’s harem. If not, kill her off. Same with Ililya.

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              • Anonymous says:

                I’m pretty much with you. thought I don’t mind a little a bit of hardship and drama but if all the author does is hammer in the tragedy and depressing crap I would drop the story. I get enough depressing shit in real life (note not saying I’m dropping magika but if it went down that road I probably would)

                oh and NTR and mind-break instant hell no from me I avoid that stuff like the plague as well

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          • bushidozero1 says:

            You mean Tatsuya? Kazuya i am fairly certain is not even in the MC of Mahouka’s circle of personal acquaontamces, but he is a mentioned character at a few points atarting in volume 9-10.

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      • rozenmaiden says:

        Well, i think without some hardship, one won’t grow in mentality and bodily strength. Tragedy is an obstacle that must be overcame to get stronger. So, i think without them, A story will be boring and plain.

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        • Refer to above.

          Certain types of ‘boring and plain’ are also fine. What we’re talking about is entertainment, after all. Since I’m the kind who views dramatic obstacles the elements of a good character progression, but see tragic obstacles as plain irritating and tools to make sure the story leaves a bad aftertaste.

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          • dragonosman2 says:

            I agree completely here. I guess it comes down to a matter of opinion, though we still have to understand that it’s still a story and it has to have some dark tones towards the ending if it’s one of the Action or Fighting genre in any way.

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            • dragonosman2 says:

              Now that I read your first post in this thread (if it can be called that), I can say I agree with you pretty much completely. I can still force myself to read through certain stuff if there’s hope that it’ll end soon, though (the bad stuff, I mean). If there’s no hope, I’ll drop the series.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Could Thor be a Semi-Chief God of Norse Mythology?

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    • rozenmaiden says:

      Yeah, he is the second most powerful of Asgard. But if you learned Norse Myth, there’s a few of gods that can replace Odin. Such as Ullr that become chief god for 10 years when Odin was gone. And don’t forget Ymir that create the world of Norse Myth.

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  10. Eclar says:

    Well, this chapter answered most of my questions about the worldbuilding of Magika. Thanks for the translation bakapervert and editors.

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  11. rozenmaiden says:

    So, this is just a speculation, Do you think Basileus basileon = Lucifer = Satan?

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    • Anonymous says:

      I though the same thing when i saw the words “worst evil”, “morning star” and “twelve wings with white feathers”. Wonder what are the names of the three great gods?

      Anyway thanks for the chapter baka, can’t wait for the next part.

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      • rozenmaiden says:

        3 Gods, i speculated: God from bible (Christianity) with archangel and holy saints.
        2. Allah from Islamic religion with Jibril and Mikhail as Head of Angels.
        3. Dunno, Either it’s Buddhism or Judaism.

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        • rozenmaiden says:

          And hinduism, but hinduism is represetated by Silirat with her contract with Shiva.

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        • /a/ says:

          I have a similar opinion, but probably Allah is not part of trio, since it Islam was founded about 6 centuries AC. But yeah, there’s a great probability that Basileon is the Diva from Christian mithology called Lucifer.

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          • Anonymous says:

            No, Allah would be one of them. Islam was founded as the religion of those were supposed to be descendants of Ishmael, who is a son of Abraham, and brother of Isaac who is the father of Judaism (founded by his son Jacob). Which I guess kind of fits when you think of how those two along with the Christians have a hard time getting along. Of course that’s just one “historical” telling, I’m there’s others.
            And please, before anyone starts pounding at me, I am NOT passing this off as solid truth. Just one version of it, that’s all.

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        • Anonymous says:

          I say Judaism, the name of god being Yahweh (YHWH).

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    • antonio says:

      no he say you can call me bass which casualy is the name of an egptian anciant god

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    • Dark Jackel says:

      I’m thinking Lucifer.

      By the by… Satan and Lucifer get conflated a lot, but they’re actually two different beings… The Adversary, and the Lightbringer…

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    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah, definitely agree about Basileon being Lucifer A.K.A. the Morning Star. Little prick never did like how the Father gave humans souls and free will and all, that’s why he was thrown out and lost his place as No.1. But wether he is not, guaranteed this sneaky bastard has got something hidden going on, or is holding some kind of grudge to want to pull this crap.

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  12. thage says:

    >three great gods

    Welp, here comes Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

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    • rasray says:

      I think Islam can’t be considered as it was first introduced in 7th century and given the date of the first ragnarok it doesn’t fit well that islam was one of the religions participating in it.
      And moreover I think the timeline for the first ragnarok goes even before that of the rise of Christianity. Remember we are talking about ancient religions here and not the present religions. Hence in my view the pagans, Indian religion would be my choice.

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  13. dragonosman2 says:

    I just read the now translated parts of the chapter.

    I feel the same way about Basileus Basileon that Kazuki does. Too bad he’s a Diva with the power of a manager right now, otherwise Kazuki could’ve killed him (but if Kazuki had killed him, Ragnarok couldn’t happen and the plot couldn’t move on, so it’d be bad if he died here).

    Leme isn’t interested in Ragnarok and only wants to become human to live in harmony with other humans. Well, I think Kazuki should win the war, though. And hav humanity be guided by the 72 Pillars of Solomon and the Japanese Mythology.

    I found what Leme said about King Solomon to be pretty interesting. So as Kazuki said here, Leme’s choice in personnel selection was already bad. After King Solomon it was Hibiki. Kazuki is the correct choice, though.

    About the three sleeping Mythologies: I, too, think they are Islam, Christianity and Judaism. I’m Muslim, so I don’t like the fact that Allah is one of the sleeping Gods, but whatever. It’s just a story, I guess.

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    • dragonosman2 says:

      Never mind about those three, then (after reading Rasray’s recent post above).

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      • Anonymous says:

        If we’re talking about the “organized” versions of those religions, then yeah he’s got a point. But I think it’s more about the mythologies behind those religions that gave them their foundations in the first place, rather than the theologies as they came to be known as.

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  14. Reaper Phoenix says:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Basileon will be the final boss I think.

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  15. Tommy Ifrit says:

    Anyone else want to punch Basalion in the face?

    If Loki wins the world will continue in chaos…
    If other mythologies win the world will be ruled by that mythology
    If Kazuki wins I can see the other faiths still being around but things some how being peaceful.

    My concern is the 3 great mythologies from the first Ragnarok… will they wake up later or will they stay asleep? What were those mythologies exactly… and what will Basalion do after Ragnarok has completed?

    I mean he seems like he is waiting for everyone to exhaust themselves and then swoop in for the finally victory basically…

    All the alliances up until now seem rather pointless as well… and well they are all scheming against each other to begin with, but taking down other mythologies before confronting one another. Kazuki seems to be the biggest target of all though…

    Oh and something bothers me… he said 8 gates… there were 7 mythologies being awoken with America dropping out early after the last battle so there was an extra door but for who?

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