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HELDORA TEMPEST

(Storm Dragon Veldora)

Rimuru's friend/and name-giver. A Catastrophe=class monster.

RIMURL TEMPEST

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ARMORED NATION OF DWARGON

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KINGDOM ~~, OF FALMUTH KINGDOM OF g GREAT FOREST ENGRASSIA a OF JURA ~ KINGDOM OF BLUMUND ei

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ANIMAL

DYNASTYOR , - » KINGDOMOF =~ STHALION » EURAZANIA

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PLOT SURMARY

One of theiTen Great Demon Lords aan Catastrophe=class threat Childish’

The only way to bring Shion and the others back cto liFe is For Rimuru to become a Demon Lord, using many human souls as nutrients. He Flies into enemy territory alone, to bring an end to the mistake caused by his own weakness. There, he executes "Mediddo" against the twenty thousand soldiers of Falmuth's army, burning them to death. The Harvest Festival has begun... ¥F

CONTENTS

CHAPTER tp Birth of o Demon Lord | » 005 |

CHAPTER rag Tempest Revival Festival C}

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CHAPTER PaaD) Clover at Death’s Door C}

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bi , +, », 2) BOIS SHORT STORY

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LorDp BACK! RIMURU HAS RE- TURNED!

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HARUNA,

TAKE THE ITS HEAT- CLOAK. RESISTANT

BUT

: I MUST PROPERTIES TM THE RETURN MIGHT NOT ONLY ONE |; TO THE BE FUNC- WHO KNOWS TOWN TIONING. WHAT ENTRANCE. THOSE DEMONS

LOOK LIKE.

GRUCIUS, WOULD YOU BE KIND ENOUGH TO ACCOMPANY

THANK YOU, SIR GRUCIUS.

I BET YOU'D WORK BETTER WITH

SOMEONE

LIKE GOBTA IF THERE'S TROUBLE.

NOTICE: HARVEST FESTIVAL EVOLUTION HAS BEGUN.

BODILY STRUCTURE WILL BE REASSEM- BLED FOR EVOLUTION INTO A NEW SPECIES.

WHAT'S GOING ON WITH ME?

SUPER- EVOLUTION FROM SLIME {&

FUL. SLIME... oe

REGAINING OF SKILLS AND

RESISTANCES OWNED BY

SUCCESS- PREVIOUS FUL. Booby...

AMT AWAKE OR ASLEEP 2

ALL PHYSICAL ABILITIES GREATLY IMPROVED.

ACQUISITION OF NEW PERSONAL SKILLS “INFINITE REGENERATION," "UNLIMITEO GETECT,” "LORD'S AMBITION," “ENHANCED REPLICATION,” “UNIVERSAL THREAD"...

ACQUISITION OF NEW RESISTANCES “NATURAL ELEMENT NULLIFICATION,

“RILMENT NULLIFICATION

- "SPIRITUAL ATTACK RESISTANCE,” "HOLY ATTACK RESISTANCE’

REQUEST FROM

UNIQUE EVOLUTION SKILL PROCESS "GREAT COMPLETE.

SAGE” TO THE

WORDS OF THE WORLD.

REQUEST TO EVOLVE “GREAT SAGE."

RECEIVED: UNIQUE SKILL “GREAT SAGE" REQUEST PROCESSED.

"GREAT SAGE" ATTEMPTING EVOLUTION.

ATTEMPTING AGAIN.

ATTEMPTING AGAIN.

ATTEMPTING AGAIN.

ATTEMPTING AGAIN.

“GREAT

SAGE" TO GAIN OFFERING

DEGEN- HARVEST ERATE" FESTIVAL GIFT IM ar EVOLUTION sai ATTEMPT.

It was an

event of nearly

impossi- ble odds.

Likea reward foran endless series of fruitless attempts.

UNIQUE SKILL “GREAT SAGE” HAS EVOLVED INTO ULTIMATE SKILL “RAPHAEL.”

The sur- mounting of that impassable wall...

REQUESTING

EVOLUTION led to OF continued OFFERING “g.yTTony" miracles.

"MERCILESS" AS SACRIFICE.

Within the unconscious

depths of Rimuru’s soul...

. the skills quietly but steadily optimized themselves under the control of Raphael, Lord of Wisdom.

NOTICE: THE HARVEST FESTIVAL PROCESS

NOW OF THE DISTRIBUTING INDIVIDUAL

GIFTS TO RIMURU MONSTERS TEMPEST 15 WITHIN THE COMPLETE. LINEAGE.

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SLUMBER NOW. I WILL HANDLE THE REST.

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Iv LOOKS LIKE LORD RIMURU'S HUMAN FORM, BUT THE BEARING /S THAT OF A DIFFERENT PERSON.

ARE YOU... DEMON LORD RIMURUP

DEMON LORD CHANGE HIS PERSONALITY

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NOTICE.

NAME OF

RAPHAEL, K: GLUTTONY, LORD OF He NOW WISDOM, V i, KNOWN I ORDER = AS THE THEE. ULTIMATE SKILL

"BEELZEBUB”

DEVOUR ALL OF THE

MAGICULES WITHIN THE LEAVE Tae TINIEST SHRED OF

SOUL.

THE SKILLS THEMSELVES ARE ACTIVATING

THAT'S NOT POSSIBLE.

THAT OGRE PRINCESS SHUNA IS A PRETTY GOOD MAGE, IF YOU

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SHE PUT

UP THIS BARRIER BY ; ae ANALYZING MUURRAN'S mie GREAT IMPROVED MAGIC, he RIGHT? PREVENT THE ; DISPERSAL

OF SOULS.

MUJURRAN'S

EYES BUGGED I CAN A LOT

OUT OF TELL THIS ABOUT HER HEAD WAS ONLY MAGIC WHEN SHE CREATED

WITH A PHENOMENAL AMOUNT OF SKILL.

FOLK'S HERE d ( REALLY FEEL VE Jenne, 7 SHUNA / aX IS THE SMARTEST IN THE CITY,

AFTER LORD

my RIMURU.

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BY THE WAY, IAM CURIOUS ABOUT SOME- THING.

WELL, I

GUESS

I DON'T HAVE MUCH ROOM TO CRITICIZE.

WAR WAS DECLARED

ON EURAZANIA, IS THAT NOT TRUE

DEMON LORD CARRION WILL DO BATTLE WITH DEMON LORD MILIM.

ABOVE ALL, I TRUST LORD CARRION.

AS ANNOUNCED, I CAN THE BATTLE SEE THIS SHOULD INCIDENT TAKE PLACE THROUGH _'N THREE AND STILL DAYS. BE THERE IN TIME TO OFFER SUPPORT.

LET ME JUST SAY...

I HOPE

».. COME YOUR BACK FRIENDS

TO LIFE.

HA HA HA. NOT TO WORRY. WHEN MY MASTER BECOMES A DEMON

P| “toro, f;}f PE = EVERYONE ~({ G 7 : paws = == i : at WILL BE es \\ : bee = : =

——\ BACK.

oy

A MONSTER tien TO THINK BECOMING A = - I'D GET TO DEMON LORD ~< SEE THAT IS SOMETHING EVOLUTION THAT ONLY HAPPEN HAPPENS ONCE WITH MY EVERY FEW | OWN EYES. CENTURIES! :

LORD 4 RIMURU- OF COURSE HE WOULD ? SUCCEED.

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THAT'S RIGHT. IT'S ; THE EVIDENCE SO WITH STRONGEST THAT THE RIMURU, | BEINGS WORLD : WILL THEY OF ALL. ITSELF GUESS IT \ BE THE THERE ARE ACCEPTS DEPENDS ELEVEN | ONLYTENIN YOUASA ON WHAT S GREAT fi 8 THE WoRLD, POWERFUL THE of DEMONS INCLUDING MONSTER. OTHER : | LORDS, i | LORD DEMON |\. ; : 4\ CARRION. LORDS ;

WORST

THIS WHOLE

CASE ) SCENARIO, THING HAS f) DISRUPTED THE POWER ~ BALANCE

BETWEEN

H-HEY! WHAT'S WRONG,

WY XS TES

X

“{ WS . a 3 (mane AN = =Ftn ANU SYS S F / AY §

ms SUDDEN OTHER Vi SLEEP... oe ge ise : : THE ONLY CAUSE I CAN RIMURU : és THINK OF IS BECOMING : | = Awertecr a EMO FROM THE

HEAD OF THE LINEAGE.

INTERESTING. SO THAT'S WHY SHE VERY ASKED IMPRESSIVE ME TO FORESIGHT, ACCOMPANY PRINCESS. THE HOUND.

SEEMS TO HAVE

FALLEN INTO THE SLEEP OF EVOLUTION. lL

B AAIZY

I AM BUTA NAMELESS DEMON SUMMONED BY THE NEW DEMON LORD.

THE TWO WITH ME ARE MY

ATTENDANTS. YOU NEEDN'T TROUBLE YOURSELF WITH THEM.

UH, S-SURE. I HEARD

ABOUT YOU THREE DEMONS.

DION'T SENSE THEM AT ALL ff

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BECAUSE HE SURVIVED “sane THAT I WAS BIG GUY SUMMONED Bete IN THE FIRST isd N I'M VERY PLACE. ; GRATEFUL FOR THAT.

ANYWAY, IF YOU'VE GOT A PRISONER, PROTECT HIM WITH A MEMBRANE BARRIER.

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IT'S POISONOUS FOR NORMAL HUMANS.

YOu DID SAY "GENTLE," RIGHT?

He'll die.

I MUST SHOW THAT I AM CAPABLE AND HELPFUL.

THE MAGICULE DENSITY IN TOWN IS TOO STRONG.

WOULDN'T THAT BE 700 KIND

AH! YES.

I DO NOT

WANT HIM TO DIE.

THE BARRIER

IT WOULD SEEM SOME GREAT POWER HAS LURCHED INTO MOTION WITHIN.

wll)

AAR I) Me \ "// WHAT'S UY Bj . == GOING ee 1 ' ONP! MAGICULES ; SI WERE SO f = YZ DENSELY =ce " f PACKED, BUT NI, - \ NOW THEY'RE wits = “7 i \\ JUST PLAIN <A UL ANUP \) GONE! “SS \ \ g LG 0 Go 9G EE es NAR SERIA

Z L7 SAN Z fi =x \ Ye

cg i y Z - <k Hy Wy Z aes

AND EVERYONE ZF

IN TOWN HAS FALLEN = ASLEEP... &

SS « : Mont SPs)

/S THAT... |.

RIMURU

I HAVE RETURNED, | MY LIEGE.

I TOLD HIM TO WAIT BACK THERE!

IF YOU WILL FORGIVE YOU My IMPER-

SEEM I ee TO BE TINENCE

LACKING IN MAGICAL ENERGY...

EXPENDING LIFEFORCE

REQUIRED

AMOUNT TO SUB- HAS NOT STITUTE. BEEN MET.

YOU NEED NOT USE YOUR OWN LIFE AS A... SUBSTITUTE...

MIGHT I OFFER A BETTER

MAKE USE OF THESE ONES, PLEASE.

FOR US, THERE IS NO GREATER PLEASURE THAN TO BE OF USE TO OUR MASTER.

». UNDERSTOOD. IMPLE- NECESSARY MENTING MAGICULE

SUGGES- AMOUNT IS TION. ATTAINABLE.

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ACCUMU- LATION OF NECESSARY MAGICULE

AMOUNT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED.

RESUMING THE RITUAL OF RESUR- RECTION.

ae _ + Temes Pe nee

“| rection.

Such great arts require a vast amount of magical energy to execute.

the power

needed to control them

is beyond imagination.

The rate of success is only 3.14%.

. that number was derived prior to the evolution to Demon Lord.

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Me

As THAN i i

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wr tt AY) LOTAH. : IMac F LAY

EVOLU- TIONARY

RIMURU HAS EVOLVED INTO A DEMON LORD.

AND EVERYONE WILL

RECEIVE slaneo A“GIFT." BENEFIT oF YOU COULD

THEIR MAS- THINK OF TER'S EvO- —T AS... LUTION.

L

THOSE WHO ARE WITHIN LORD RIMURU'S LINEAGE— HIS PATRONAGE— IN HAVE GONE

INTO EVO- EXCHANGE FOR THEIR LUTIONARY

GIFTS. REP

DID THEIR SOULS COME BACK TO THEIR BODIES

BUT IT'S STILL TOO SOON FOR RELIEF.

WHAT ABOUT SHION

AND THE

OTHERS?!

ARE THEY ALIVEP!

THEY'VE BEEN THANKS sSUCCESS-

TOHIS FULLY RE- DEMON VINED,

THE FACT THERE'S REMAINS NO THAT THEY GUARANTEE WERE THEIR DEAD. MEMORIES

= SS W1ONG,

S LONG LIFE, s)) Rg RON Let's Get IVE NEVER tL i mo EVERYONE : ie ee A INSIDE AND

SEEN SUCH

OUT OF THE ELEMENTS!

CLAYMAN PALES IN COMPARI- SON...

THEY'RE OBABLY |* FINE.

I BETTER MAKE

IT CLEAR THAT UH, EURAZANIA MJUR- SHOULD NOT RAN? ATTACK TEMPEST UNDER ANY

CIRCUMSTANCES...

cunpren Tempest RevivalFestival

GOOD MORNING, LORD RIMURU!

GOOD MORNING, SHION.

ROYONG

I'M GLAD TO SEE YOU'RE BACK TO LIFE AND LOOKING CHIPPER.

LEN [FEE ASS WSh —\

Se

yj, ay

a f

THAT'S REALLY GREAT TO HEAR.

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STUPID SAGE, LORD | FREAKING ME RIMURU! | | OUT BY GIVING

ME A CHANCE OF SUCCESS NO HIGHER THAN F7...

I'M GLAD TO SEE YOU AWAKE ALREADY.

RECALL THE ARRANGEMENT YOU MADE WITH ME FOR AFTER YOU AWOKEP

OF REASON PASSWORD...

AFTER BE- COMING A DEMON LORD.

KIND OF PASS- WORD

IS THISP

YES, OF COURSE I RE-

MEMBER.

THEN ALLOW ME TO PROCEED.

IF I ASK YOU, “SHION'S

SHION'S

WHICH shed

IS WHAT MAKES IT PERFECT.

THE HOPE IS THAT THAT'S SHE'LL WHAT WILL HEAR IT MAKE HER AND BE WAKE Up. FURIOUS...

HUHP DID YOU SAY SOMETHING ABOUT MY COOKING?

“SHION'S COOKING ier?

CALM DOWN.

THIS /S THE OH NOS

MOMENT | 1 THTHIS TO CALL f S/TUATION ON GREAT fi es /S WAY TOO SAGE. z DANGEROUS // DAMN YOU, BEN/IMARU! YOU SET ME UPI!

What's with that smirk?

FOR ITEMS REQUIRING URGENT ACTION, RAPHAEL WILL SUGGEST A STRATEGIC

RESPONSE.

so OH, THAT'S I SEE WHY YOU TOLD ME TO COOK SOMETHING AHEAD OF TIME.

Good thinking)

Lord Benimard. 6

GREAT SAGE /S GONEP/

And there are a bunch more skills I don't recognize!’

7. 4

TAWMENT: oa ULATION at He

ay Pasa ATA ql FELZEGUIRY LM

UNIQUE SKILL

"GREAT SAGE"

ULTIMATE SKILL "RAPHAEL."

I DO HE MUST BELIEVE WANT TO HE'D LIKE EAT YOUR TO SEE HOw COOKING FAR ALONG AGAIN. YOUR HARD WORK HAS TAKEN YOU.

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YOU > NEEDED THE PASS- WORD, > IDO YES! REMEMBER IT, OF COURSE.

NATU-

WAS “SHION'S

COOKING /S ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING.”

RALLY, I NOW, WOULDN'T THAT DISH IS MEANT FOR LORD RIMURU.

JUST A MOMENT, BENIMARU.

THE