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CONTENTS

CHAPTER ts The Hero-King’s Judgment » O05

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CHAPTER dy A Familiar Scent

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CHAPTER ia The Upheaval Begins | 135 |

CHAPTER dy Inherited Will

hut ¥ BONUS SHORT STORY

urnal ‘S | » 165 |

I WAS ENJOYING SOME DRINKS WITH SOME SERIOUSLY HOT ELF

.. WHEN A WATER- SPLASHING INCITED BY THE MEAN-

SPIRITED MINISTER VESTA BROKE OUT.

THEN THE FURIOUS BLACKSMITH KAIUIN GAVE VESTA A TASTE OF HIS

LEGENDARY RIGHT.

WE'RE THE ONES INVOLVED

IN THE INCIDENT,

AND YET WE CAN'T EVEN

TALK ABOUT /T WITHOUT THE KING'S SAY-SO.

NOW, THREE DAYS LATER,

THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO CAN SPEAK

FREELY IN THIS COURT ARE NOBLES

WHO HAVE THE TITLE OF COUNT OR GREATER.

INSTEAD,

I GUESS HE'S LIKE A PUBLIC

DEFENDER.

MAYBE IT'S JUST THE WAY HE LOOKS, BUT /F I HAD TO SUM HIM UP IN ONE WORD, /T WOULD BE... ACTUALLY “SHAD” I PROBABLY SHOULON’T JUDGE HIM BY HIS APPEARANCE. MAYBE BEHIND THAT SUSPICIOUS FACE LIES A

WE GET MERELY THIS SPEAKING pie OUT OF eile TURN WILL CHARACTER EARN US TO DELIVER ..RE- A GUILTY OUR STATE- GARDLESS SENTENCE MENTS OF WHETHER . FOR US. OR NOT WE WERE | FALSELY ACCUSED.

NO, T 7 WE MG REALLY || | WITH HIM THIS GUY SEVERAL SEEMS TIMES TO SER/- GO OVER OUSLY OUR CASE, YUST PLAIN SHADY NO MATTER HOW You

SLICE IT.

KEEN MIND...

...AND IT WAS AT THAT POINT THAT MINISTER ..WAS SET VESTA, UPON BY = WHO WAS KAIJIN ENJOYING AND HIS HIMSELF COHORTS AND POSING

AND NO TROUBLE SUBJECTED TO ANYONE

ARE You } TO AT ALL... | FREAKING | MULTIPLE | KIDDING | PHYSICAL

MEP! INJURIES.

IT IS! I'VE RECEIVED A = STATEMENT

WHA FROM THE an = BUSINESS - CORROBO-

RATING

AS MUCH.

IS THIS TRUEP

CRAFTY GOON BOUGHT

THEM OFF...

Arnel you weren’ Hurt thet baa!

YEARS AGO, IT WAS THE VESTA LEADER WAS MY _OF THE

WHILE IN THE HOLDING CELL,

KAIJIN TOLD ME ABOUT THE DEPTHS OF

SECOND- CROWN'S IN-COM- ENGINEER- MINISTER

ING TEAM. PRES: VESTA'S MEN: a CUNNING.

BUTTED HEADS FREQUENTLY RIGHT FROM THE START.

AND THE PLAN TO CREATE "MAGI- SOLDIERS" FAILED.

I'M HE SURE HE CAME DION'T FROM A APPRECIATE NOBLE HAVING TO EAaiy REPORT : TOA COMMONER LIKE ME.

HASTE TO MAKE A NAME FOR HIMSELF,

VESTA RUSHED ON A MAJOR PROUVECT...

I TOOK THE FALL FOR THAT FAILURE, AND HAD

NO CHOICE BUT TO QUIT THE

NOPE. HE WHEEDLED AN OFFICER OF THE MILITARY TO

PROVIDE A FALSE | STATEMENT TO BACK HIM UP.

THUS ENSURING THAT ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FAILURE FELL ON MY SHOULDERS.

a | . ae > FOR ALL CN wy Sy : OF THEIR , deren] =_ THESE | CLUMSINESS I: FELLOWS =| IN EVERYTHING | ey x/ HERE ELSE, THEY 4. = HELPED FOUGHT HARD Yb We \\y 7 LOOK | TO DEFEND | AFTER : ME. ME. = nv | Zh eee ia

OUT OF HIS DESIRE TO MEET THE

KING'S EXPECTA- TIONS OF US.

Woe te oo aM

ALWAYS A CAREFUL STUDY AND A HARD WORKER.

AND THEN WE ALL GOT KICKED OUT

OF THE MILITARY TOGETHER!

EYE- TO- EYE...

IF ANYTHING,

I SUSPECT THAT HIS BEHAVIOR WOULD IMPROVE QUITE A BIT IF I WERE SIMPLY OUT OF THE PICTURE.

BUT | | PBESEECH i eee IE THINGS PUNISH THESE I)» eee WE'RE NOT ARE MISCREANTS TO \| _SUR- ALLOWED TO LOOKING THE FULLEST || ANCES... SPEAK FOR = PRETTY EXTENT, | OURSELVES, BAD ALL SO THAT THEY | EVEN Wire THE ERROR OF | THEIR WAYS. FOR OUR cians | OWN INNOCENCE

ay if

We |

AWG

SO IF THE KING SPEAKS 7O YOU DIRECTLY, YOU CAN

ENOUGH

OF THAT.

DO YOU FEEL LIKE RETURNING

AND I AM PLEASED TO SEE THAT YOU APPEAR TO BE IN GOOD HEALTH AS WELL!

..L MUST == a TS INFORM (fe Se _ UNFOR- YOU THAT TUNATELY, I HAVE : = _— A NEW MASTER TO EN FOLLOW.

SS

AND I CANNOT DISOBEY ... EVEN HIS FOR ORDERS YOUR SAKE.

SHALL RENDER

STROKE OF MIDNIGHT

TONIGHT, YOU WILL NO LONGER BE

PERMITTED

TO STAY WITHIN OUR BORDERS.

THAT IS ALL. NOW BE GONE FROM MY

KA/SIN AND A/S COMPAN- IONS ARE

HEREBY BAN/SHED FROM THE

REALM.

I GUESS THAT'S THE KINO OF POWER A KING COM-

a 8) SAY HE SEEMED JUST A TINY BIT FORLORN.

AND WITH THAT PRO- NOUNCE- MENT, THE COURT WAS CLOSED.

a APPARENTLY, peceivep IT WAS THIS STRONG EXTRA ENOUGH POTION TO FULLY FROM HEAL ALL THE CHIEF OF THE GUARD. MINERS.

... TO LOSE A MINISTER WHOSE EYES SHINE WITH SUCH CURIOSITY.

IT WAS THE SLIME WHO BROUGHT US THAT POTION.

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THIS... A BUT...EVEN "FULL THE BEST POTION" DWARVEN ry

TECHNIQUES CANNOT PRODUCE A SOLUTION MORE POTENT THAN A MERE "HI-POTION"! HOW DID THIS...°?

AND YOUR ACTIONS HAVE NOW SEVERED ANY RELATION WE MIGHT HAVE HAD WITH THAT MONSTER.

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WISH

TO SAY FOR YOURSELF,

VESTAP

2 WHEN ae 4) ISAWVHIS .%% TRIUMPHANT RETURN, I SWORE

NOTHING,

MAJESTY.

I HAVE I MADE A ~ MISTAKE. ® =

||

WRONG oy) PATH.

\ \ | weal NY \\ OF KAIJIN M4 CONSUME ME, in \ _I STARTED | { DOWN THE

Pay ay)

SPYMASTER, KEEP TABS ON THAT SLIME'S ACTIVITIES.

DO NOT LET YOURSELF BE DETECTED.

a HIS

SS _—sopRESENCE THAT WAS A

= wasas si —— GREAT AS = = THE MIGHTY PARTICULAR is CALIBER. ~ yg STORM SS ZE DRAGON'S.

as W

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AND TO THINK & THAT EVEN My SKILL WAS NOT == ENOUGH TO ——— ZF PRY INTO THE = DEPTHS OF = HIS HEART... —§$ <>

| || WOW, AN Ve! THAT | \ | i WAS BUT IT | i | TOUCH- ae \ FORA | PRETTY / | MINUTE THERE! : ASI _ 2 EXPEC- | TED. .

Except for the barishrrent Pare.

IT KINDA ; awe /i Shih, RELIEVED

SEEMED | | Be WY NG THAT LIKEIT GOT | ‘«~ Bsgos WT fy THEY YOU OFF LIGHTLY = [=a ACTUALLY WERE BEHAVIOR. oie

OH, AND I HAVEN'T INTRODUCED YOU YET.

THIS ISA WEAPONS- MEISTER...

HE'S A VERY SKILLED ARMOR SMITH.

PERHAPS HE'S STARTLED BY THE TEMPEST WOLVESP

WHAT'S WRONG, KAIJIN?

ANYWAY, CONTINUING

THIS IS "ONWARD.

GARM, THE ELDEST OF THREE BROTHERS.

YOUNGEST IS MYRD.

HE'S GOOD WITH HIS HANDS, ie AND KNOWS MUCH ABOUT HE'S THE CONSTRUC- FINEST TION AND CRAFTSMAN ART. OF ANY

aa ae NY re SETA

Wy soil ay

_ ~~, SIGNED a A J ~='EM ALL _..BUT KAIJIN tn 2 ithe UP. THE WAS THE

Se \ly yy ON /

OTHERS ONLY

ONE I GOT _ ACTUALLY KICKED MADE WELL OUT A DEAL DONE, OFTHE = LORD od

RIMURU!

ry

NAH. JUST My MIND PLAYING TRICKS ON ME.

THOUGH IT'S ONLY BEEN A FEW DAYS, I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE FAMILIAR COMFORTS OF THE GOBLIN VILLAGE.

SO, SHALL WE RETURN NowP

LIKE I MIGHT BE FOR- GETTING SOME- THING.

A BUNCH OF SCARY SOLDIERS SHOWED UP, AND I NEARLY CRIED IN FRONT OF THEM!

GIVEN THAT WE'RE BAN/SHED FROM THE OWARVEN KINGDOM, HELL BE WAITING FORA

SORRY... TELL YOU

WHAT NEXT TIME, I'LL TAKE YOU TO A PLACE PACKED WITH REAL HOT BABES.

GOBTA JUST RODE HERE ON wT T THE BACK COULDVE OF THE SWORN WE TEMPEST DIDN'T BRING WOLF... ANY WOLVES INTO THE DWARVEN KINGDOM...

Meanwhile, at the guild headquarters of the Kingdom of Blumund...

I'M GIVING YOU THREE

WHEN DAYS! PAID THAT'S DONE, VACATION,

HEAD BACK INCLUDING TO THE TODAY. FOREST TO INVESTIGATE FURTHER.

Kingdom of Blumund Guildmaster

I WISH YOU'D ACTUALLY SAY THAT TO HIS FACE.

- , 7 |. ta | e \ WISH WE ; ACK a LONGER | \ FOREST BREAK... | “ene DAYS, HUH... AWN J AS | “<a SS

HAPPEN TO BE HEADING TO THE GREAT FOREST OF JURAP

IF IT'S NOT TOO MUCH TROUBLE

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GOBTA'S TEACHING THE

OTHERS

HOW TO LIKE THAT! SUMMON NOW THE TEMPEST REST OF

WOLVES.

WHEN /T SEEMED LIKE WE’O LEFT HIM BEHIND /N THE LAND OF THE DWARVES

...GOBTA FOUND HIMSELF SURROUNDED BY MENACING SOLDIERS,

zp ||| ano Focusep GOTTA ——— mH I ON ONE

GET SIMPLE OUT OF b HERE//

HE MIGHT oy) BE MORE LA cane 4 > APPAR- OFA ENTLY; GENIUS é COMBINATION /N THAN I OF "THOUGHT THAT i. GAVE HIM COMMUNICATION” INSTANT, ~~ NI reir AND THE HE SUM- . TEMPEST WOLF'S MONED NAH, : "SHADOW THE THAT'S NOT : MOVEMENT,” Oe OPS. | BUT I CAN'T ITS GOTTA =e ok IMAGINE BE MORE [— —=- i w= HE D/D /T

BIKE... ee ee CONSCIOUSLY.

TE a

ONE OF THOSE GENIUSES WITH NO TALENT

toe | Zs ek FOOOOOF, TEACHING Me \F AND

HIS | : :

GIFTS,

\v

VE em =)

RIMURU/

WE'VE \ FINISHED ae CLEARING hy OUT THE YOU ARE, Ng SITE FOR MASTER | [

)

=

MOVED, WE CAN CONTINUE DEVELOP- ING THE LAND.

WE RETURNED FOUND WITH THE THAT DWARVES

THERE HAD BEEN ONE MAJOR CHANGE IN THE VILLAGE.

PRESSING MATTER Now Is

SECURING

SOME

SLEEPING

SPACE FOR ALL OF

US.

THEY'VE HEARD TALES OF YOUR POWER AND STREAMED IN FROM NEARBY GOBLIN SETTLEMENTS SEEKING REFUGE, LORD RIMURU.

‘4 CONSIDERED ASKING THEM AlL TO LEAVE...

OBVIOUS AT A GLANCE THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH SPACE ANSWER:

IN THE VILLAGE pg get ROUGHLY THEM ALL. idl

. Le

UN- EVOLVED GOBLINS

WOULD BE

EASILY VAN- QUISHED.

BETRAYAL Is ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN,

QUITE A MARATHON EFFORT, JF I OO SAY SO MYSELF

——

IM THE ABSENCE OF VELDORA, THE FOREST OF JURA 15

EXPERIENCING A BATTLE BETWEEN INTELLIGENT MONSTERS

TO FILL THE

POWER VACUUM.

i) 4 as ; re aos } | ois

& Siem, oO

...BUT WHEN IASKED THE GREAT SAGE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO

THEM IF I

SENT THEM

AWA”...

IF IT'S BECAUSE OF VELDORA'S ABSENCE, THEN IT'S BECAUSE

WAS ONLY

YESTERDAY

THAT I FINALLY FINISHED

GIVING THEM

ALL NAMES.

MYRD'S GROUP HAS FINISHED THE SURVEY. I BROUGHT THEM BACK

Ais NG,

Vif ORG.

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JUST REMEMBER, WHEN YOU HAVE PEOPLE

| RIDING ON YES, || YOUR BACK, mas- || TRY NOT TO |/ Ter. | RUN TOO FAST. /

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HAUNT YOU AT NIGHT, KAVAL!

EVEN NOW, TI AM STILL CAPABLE OF HELP- ING YOU ESCAPE.

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HERE'S YOUR MASK.

THIS BELONGS TO YOU, RIGHT MISS >

WE CAN OIMVINE WHO YOUR "FATED ONE” Is!

USING THAT

SKILL, SO I

YOU DIDN'T HAVE AREN'T A GooDp HURT, GRASP ARE ON ITS

WHAT'S

4 MORE LIKE eect

BEEN ON = ARE YOU THE RUN MENTALLY [7 (ae GUYS

EXHAUSTED... |. pas \ Al lly pl\\| HURT

THOSE GIANT ANTS FOR THREE WHOLE DAYS.

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OUR THOUGHT GEAR WE GOT WE WE'RE STARTED TO OUR AND TO GET ; WE'RE ALL ATTACKED INO Y'KNOW, HUNGRY piece ey, I REC- OGNIZE

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WELL, IF YOU INSIST,

I CAN TREAT YOU TO SOME HUMBLE FOOD TO FILL YOUR STOMACHS.

IN FACT WE'RE BUILDING THE NEIGH- BORHOOD NOW.

BUT

THE SLIME

DOESN'T SEEM {| vi} EVILOR | S| VERY

ANYTHING. [25m 7 AW SUSPL”

THEY'RE WARY

OF ME... GUESS I OF

MY E SHOULD NAME'S MAKE ee RIMURU. |: A SHOW ARE. OF BEING INNOCENT

ANDO

HARMLESS.

UTM NOT A BAD SLIME, YOU KNow!"

OH, IT'S : n WHAT'S NOTHING. 7 [RAL UP,

WE SHOULD TAKE I'M HIM UP CERTAIN ON HIS THAT THIS OFFER. SLIME CAN BE TRUSTED.

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TELL ME, MR. SLIME,

WHAT COUNTRY 7. ARE YOU FROM?

IN FACT, WORTHY THE TOWN OF BEING

DOESN'T CALLED A COUNTRY.

BUTI I DON'T DI KNOW IT FROM A. MYSELF FELLOW COUNTRY-

FELLOW COUNTRY- MAN... ?

ANN

WHERE'S YOUR HOMETOWN,

MR. SLIME?

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\ ...I HAD q AN EN- f COUNTER PREOR- DAINED BY FATE.

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AFTER VELDORA, THIS WAS THE SECOND

SOMENON, SHE'S MOLE To Ekr BAD DRINK WITH THE Wisk ON,

Adventurer

Gido the Thief

Adventurer Eren the Sorcerer

Adventurer

Kaval the Fighter_

THAT'S NOT FAIR, GIDO! THAT THE | PIECE TABLE de. (A.\ee OF MEAT ISA BATTLE- FIELD, MY DEAR EREN!

YOU’RE A LIVELY BUNCH,

HMPH!

AREN'T FINE ORSEL ! a t pe I'LL TAKE TAKINGLY A KAVAL'S, SEARED

MEATY