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CONTENTS

CHAPTER ls Death and Reincarnation » O03

CHAPTER fy Guardian of the Goblin Village

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CHAPTER & Master of the Direwolves » 091

CHAPTER & Head for the Qwarf Kingdom e125

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CHAPTER ra The Dwarven Craftsman

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CHAPTER The Fated One

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| VWeldora’s Slime Observation Journal | CF

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HOW

SHALL WE

PROCEED, LORD

RIMURU

HMM... I SUPPOSE I WILL GO MYSELF.

AH. OF COURSE.

THAT SHOULD BE OBVIOUS, MY LORD.

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pHAPTER Gp Death and Reincarnation

~~

I MEAN, I DON'T REALLY HAVE ANY SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH My CURRENT S/TUATION...

WAS THAT SUP- POSED TO BE SOME SUB- CON- SC/OUS

DES/RE DR

a ‘i

WOW, THAT SLIME SURE SEEMED Boss”

AND THEN I TURNED INTO A HOT GIRL (OR Boy?) AFTER- WARD...

FEEL A BIT

NER- VOUS

WHAT /S THIS? TAUNTING ME FOR My LACK OF A LOVE LIFEP

TALKING, ISN'T IT?

I'M MIHO SAWATARI.

YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT I DO,

TAMURA.

NAME'S SATORU MIKAMI...

ALLOW ME TO INTRO- DUCE MY. FIANCEE.

THINGS

WEDDING ADVICE

REALLY YOU'VE APPRE-

CIATE BETTER YOU

TAKING THE TIME, SENPAI.

D/O THIS ASSHOLE JUST BRING HER TO BRAG ABOUT CLAIMING THE OFFICE BEAUTY?!

THAT'S TAMURA, MY JUNIOR Cco- WORKER. A REAL HOT-SHOT.

AS

THANKS

FOR LETTING

US DRAG

YOU OUT

IT'S ON ME TODAY, SENPAI!

FINE, FINE. ILL CON- GRATULATE THE LUCKY

NON

D/O T.. GET STABBED a

sIGN: Thank-You Sale

DON’T LET SAWATARI- SAN SEE

YOU LIKE THAT, OR SHE'LL BE SO ODIS/LLU-

WHOA, PEOPLE DIE I’M ZA FROM BLOOD |. STARTING 4 LOSS, RIGHT? TO FEEL THAT CAN'T COLD FOR conrinMen. | 250. Ne REASON. BODY THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE

BLOOD.

IT WAS SUCH A ROBOTIC VOICE, THOUGH. WHAT ARE YOU, AN AUTO- GENERATED COMPUTER VOICE...P

HA HA... I SHOULD HAVE FIGURED YOU'D SAY THAT.

HUH? WHO SA/D THAT? "DOESN'T TAMURA REQUIRE +. BLOOD"?! WHAT’S

HAPPEN

TO DIE BECAUSE

SEMPAI...

I'LL BE ag HONEST. Pane THE ONLY hes REASON I bebe BROUGHT

OUR OUT RELATION- SNA SHIP TO i

YOU...

YEAH. 1

FIGURED THAT

WAS TCH! THE

YOU'RE CASE.

| SENPAIL WHAT AN ONT

ORDINAR™ GO INTO

TOTALLY BORING LIFE.

GRADUATED COLLEGE, STARTED WORKING ATA

I'M A a7 CONSTRUC- = 710, VIRGIN. = ape eas COMPANY,

YEAR-OLD BACHELOR.

FORGIVE ME, My NEGLECTED MANHOOD.

IN THE NEXT LIFE, I PROMISE ILL USE yOu TO GREAT EFFECT. GONNA | DEVOUR | Pe THE LADIES! | aes BROTHER

ba 3 I LE A FREE, UNENCUM- BERED LiFe, ELDERLY

CONFIRMED. FoLLowing “ARENTS, ACQUISITION My WHIMS. OF UNIQUE SKILL: "PREDATOR"... SUCCESSFUL.

COLL TG Cite CGE TES

CONFIRMED. EXTRA SKILL: “SAGE” ACQUIRED.

CONFIRMED. UPGRADING EXTRA SKILL:

"SAGE. au

WOW, THAT SOUNDS

NEAT— HEY, WA/T A SEC//

SaNNRINS ZN

SILLY oes

Nt

LASTED 7O 4O, I MIGHT HAVE BECOME A SAGE.

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CEST LP: CeezZzTLyy WSs

BAC

jelageeren

ER

THERE'S A LEGEND THAT

th

SEN <x

G

ees IF YOU'RE A

30-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN, YOU CAN CHANGE CLASSES TO A WIZARD.

IN FACT, I GUESS IP TD HELD OUT LONGER, I MIGHT HAVE EVEN BECOME A "GREAT SAGE’

SUCCESSFUL. EXTRA SKILL: "SAGE" UPGRADED TO UNIQUE SKILL:

“GREAT SAGE."

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BALDY La

WHAT /S THAT VOICE TALKING ABOUT?!

' WHAT DO a YOU MEAN, UNIQUE SKILL: "GREAT

AND THAT'S

NOT A ; SAGE"P/ “UNIQUE”

SKILL! : IT'S NOT EVEN FUNNY!

WEIRD, /T DOESN'T FEEL THAT LONELY..

SO... OID T PULL AMI THROUGH SAFE m AND SOUND INA HOSPITAL BED NOW?

Zz REMEMBER

YUMPING OUT

7O PROTECT TAMURA FROM THAT CRAZY GUY WITH THE KNIFE, AND GETTING STABBED INSTEAD.

WHAT HAP- PENED TO ME Dp

HUH? COULD WHY WON'T IT BE : My LIMBS THAT...HE RESPOND

SEVERED ad MY SPINAL CORD AND PARALYZED MEP

NO, NO, NO... ANYTHING BUT THAT!

THAT'S CRAZY MY ARMS AND LEGS COULON’T HAVE BEEN

AMPUTATED!

I ONLY GOT

STABBED IN THE BACK...

SO I HAVE NO VISION,

HEARING, I FEEL

OR SENSE I DON'T OF SMELL, SMELL ANYTHING, UNDER BUTI DO ie HAVE A THOUGH. /, STOMACH? SENSE OF f

FEELS TOUCH. S lee

GRASS.

OKAY, I MELTED AND dj WAIT,

ABSORBED WHERE'S THE GRASS.

SO DOES

THIS MEAN CcivEn

2 :

HANG ON A SECOND

STAY CALM. BE COOL. CONFIRM

THE BOUNDARIES OF YOUR

THE SGGLY, GELATI- NOUS TEXTURE

BUT THEN,

THE WAY I

DISSOLVED AND AB- THE SORBED

ROUNDED, THAT CURVING PLANT... BoD™..

rT GUESS I DID DIE FROM GETTING STABBED

OKAY! YEP, THAT SEEMS RIGHT!

I HATE TO AOMIT IT,

BUT /T SEEMS THAT I, SATORU MKAM

MATTER OF FACT, I’M STARTING TO ENJOY THIS SOFT, UGGLY

ij A \ \

“aS

oy WW

SEVERAL DAYS HAVE PASSED SINCE I ACCEPTED THAT I'M A SLIME.

/F I HIT A ROCK, I RECOVER BY RE- FORMING

I’M LONELY.

.L DON’T ACTUALLY RECALL TAKING A CRAP AT ANY POINT.

CURRENTLY

USING LESS

THAN 1% i! em ANSWER:

OF FULL (a IT IS STORED

CAPACITY. IN THE

STOMACH

OF THE USER OF THE UNIQUE SKILL: | "PREDATOR."

ANSWER: IT 15 THE EFFECT

YOUR OF THE POWERS UNIQUE

HAVE SKILL: STABILIZED, "GREAT MAKING IT " POSSIBLE anor FOR ME TO RESPOND PROMPTLY.

OH YEAH, IDO REMEMBER SOMETHING ABOUT ACQUIRING SOME SKILL OR ANOTHER WHEN I DIED...

ANSWER:

A SKILL I5 AN ABILITY THAT, ON RARE OCCASIONS, CAN BE ACQUIRED IN RECOGNITION OF SOME FORM OF PERSOMAL GROWTH.

I RECOGNIZE THAT’ IT'S THAT WE/RD, COMPUTER- IZED VOICE...

UNIQUE SKILL, "GREAT SAGE” re

BUT WHAT’S A “SKILL” ANYWAY =)

SO "GREAT

SAGE” AND

“PREDATOR” ENTIRELY ARE My UNDER-

SKILLS, ENTLY,

THAT'S HOW

TIME, I'D eekh aad

BECOME PRETTY EXCITED.

oe er Af (ae

JUST BE THROUGH THIS WEIRD "SKILL" OR WHATEVER, ASA BUT AT

RESULT LEAST I'D - FOUND AND SO somEONE IGOTA 10 TALK TO. LITTLE CARRIED AWAY.

«INTO A BODY OF WATER (PROBABLY A SUB- TERRANEAN LAKE).

ANSWER: A SLIME'S BODY DOES NOT REQUIRE OXYGEN.

ONCE I REGAINED MY COMPOSURE,

MY BRAIN CELLS (OR RATHER MY SLIME BODY) CAME UP WITH A STUNNING PLAN!

*INTENDED EFFECT

AW CRAF, I’M GONNA Ole!

I VUST GOT REBORN, ANDO I'M ALREADY GONNA Ole!

ACTUALLY, YEAH... I DON'T FEEL ANY PAIN.

I CAN CONSUME IT TO CRE- ATE WATER- JET PROPUL-

SION!

IT'SA DIFFERENT VOICE FROM THE GREAT SAGE...

WOW. va ALMOST CRIED THERE...

WA/7T, NOW SOMEONE

ELSE /S TALKING TO MEP

OH CRAF, NOW I'M FEELING A BIT NERVOUS.

GOTTA PUT ON A FRIENDLY FACE...

AT ALLA!

GOD, THIS IS FRUS-

TRATING

N \ \\\ S N \ \\ .

Q

\ \ \ N NN ~ aN We, N SN NN

SUPPOSE

YOU PAVE

A DEATH WISH.

AHH. WELL, : IT CAN’T pice aol YUST DIDN'T —s- SEE, SO...

REALIZE THAT SORRY UM, WHO

I COULD i THINK THINGS AND HAVE ANYONE OTHER THAN MY SKILL-VOICE HEAR /T...

ISA CONVER- SATION OF THE MIND.

BUT ONLY IF YOU DO NOT PANIC WHEN YOU SEE ME.

ANSHER: THIS WORLD IS COVERED

IM MAGICULES. YOUR SLIME BooY FUNCTIONS BY ABSORBING

THESE MAGICULES.

UHH... I DUNNO, THIS IS STARTING TO GET COMPL/- CATED...

IN THAT CASE,

WELL, I SUPPOSE IT DOESN'T MATTER

I SHALL YET IF YOU

HELP

CANNOT EVEN

YOU TO SEE ME.

SEE.

IT WILL ALLOW YOU To DETECT MAGI- CULES IN YOUR

SURROUNDINGS.

THEN YOU WILL BE ABLE TO

"OEE" AND

"HEAR" THE

OUTSIDE

WORLD.

YOU CAN GAIN THE SKILL BY SENSING THE MOVE- MENT OF MAGICULES OUTSIDE OF YOUR BODY.

ARE THEY THE

“MAGICULES” ¥f

THE VOICE MENTIONED

SKILL: “MAGIC SENSE" ACQUIRED.

IN ORDER TO MANAGE THE GREAT AMOUNT OF INFORMATION GAINED BY THIS, IT 15 RECOMMENDED TO SYNC THE RESULTS WITH “GREAT SAGE."

WELZ, OBVIOUSLY

WILL YOu ACTIVATE “MAGIC SENSE"?

SHALL INTRO- DUCE MYSELF NOW.

IT SEEMS THAT YOU WERE SICCESS- FUL.

ONE OF JUST FOUR

K WA- DRAGONS

IN THIS

IT'S A FRICKIN’

DRAGON ff

IVE BEEN THROUGH A TERRIBLE ORDEAL!

BUT NEVER HAVE I HEARD OF

A PERSON FROM ANOTHER REALM BEING REINCARNATED INTO THIS

50 YOU HAVE BEEN REINCAR- NATED HERE FROM ANOTHER

INDEED. FROM WHAT I HEAR, THOSE WHO CROSS INTO THIS WORLD GAIN POWERS ACCORDING TO THEIR DESIRES.

WE DO HAVE THE OCCASIONAL REBIRTH OR TRAVELER FROM ELSEWHERE...

BUT IT'S SURPRIS- INGLY TALKA- TIVE AND HELP- FUL.

ALL RIGHT, THIS DRAGON SURE LOOKS SCARY ANDO Ald...

THAT IS AN EXTRA- ORDINARILY RARE WAY OF BEING BORN HERE.

OH, NO KIODING? BUT MORE /MPOR-

HEY, MAYBE

THERE'S

GUESS ANOTHER ICOULD APANESE

TRY TO PERSON SEEK HERE.

THEM OUT

VEEZ, YOU DON'T HAVE 70 ACT SO LONELY’

I HAVE BEEN TRAPPED IN THIS CAVE EVER SINCE A HERO SEALED ME IN HERE, 300 YEARS AGO.

It's S000 borirg.--

REFERRING TO My "GREAT SAGE” AND “PREDATOR” THINGS.

LEE... 50 YOU WILL BE LEAVING ME.

ERM... ARE YOU STUCK HERE, VELDORA

HOW DARE YOU

SUGGEST THAT/

YEAH, HE LOOKS INTIM/- DATING, BUTI'M NOT THAT SCARED ANY- MORE.

- WITH PORCELAIN SKIN, AND BLACK AND

SILVER HAIR TIED

AT THE

DAINTY BACK... LIPS OF

DEEP CRIMSON

SHE WAS A BIT PETITE, | AND QUITE 2 SLENDER

OKAY! SO...YA Y-YOU? WANNA BE A SLIME?! FRIENDS

WITH ME

DARE

TO BE “FRIENDS” WITH THE

GREAT

STORM

DRAGON

VELDORA 7!

| REANS mm DONT bE

w il Sa \ aie: 1 WELL | S@& I

SUEPOSE, < x - GIVEN

INSIST

YOU NO

AND /F YOU SAY NO, I'M NEVER COMING BACKY

I ALLOW YOU TO BE MY FRIEND.

WHAT? YOU THINK I’M GOING TO ABANDON A FRIEND

ANSWER: You CANNOT.

AS FAR AS

POSSIBLE ee EFFECTIVE SHOULD

ACTIONS SS HAVE ) GUESSED THE HERO WOULD HAVE THE BEST POWERS.

NOW THE QUESTION /S, WHAT TO DO ABOUT THIS SEAL

GREAT SAGE, WHAT

SHOULD IDO TO REMOVE VELDORA’'S SEAL

“UNLIMITED IMPRISON- MENT" |5 IMPOSSIBLE TO DESTROY THROUGH PHYSICAL DAMAGE.

HEY. +. DON’T JUST TALK TO YOUR SKILL THE WHOLE TIME. YOU'RE IGNORING Me!

DON’T GET VEALOUS, OLD MAN.

AL 1 THAT IF WE

AH. HOWEVER, i Off ANALYZE THE MY SKILLS, Sn jMeRSONNENT?

LIKE MY BODY, i FROM | BOTH ARE SEALED 2 age AND OUTSIDE,

f ff BE ABLE TO UNDO /T-

ALL I NEED FROM YoU IS

DON’T YOU

WISH TO /NFORMATION. LEAVE THIS yy , PLACE AND ae a aay

REUNITE hala WILL DO THE

FELLOWS rer

FROM

HOME?

EXACTLY” so HERE'S THE PLAN.

HOW ABOUT YOU SQUEEZE INTO My STOMACH, VELDORA DR

VERY INTER~ ESTING! DO IT/ AND I SHALL ENTRUST MYSELF TO YOU

o

REALLYP YOU'RE GONNA ; |) TRUST ME, TRYING [ie YUST LIKE TO BREAK 7 > ena BRING OUTOF | : ME MUCH THIS MORE UNLIMITED ENJOY- —IMPRISON- MENT MENT THAN TOGETHER WAITING | ALONE FOR YOUR RETURN!

FIRST I’M GOING TO USE “PREDATOR” TO EAT YOU...

AND YOU MUST ALSO IT WILL THINK OF A IMPRINT NAME THAT OUR WE SHALL STATUS ASG = FHARE. EQUALS UPON OUR SOULS.

/S THAT TOO

CHEESY D

FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, MY NAME SHALL BE VELDORA TEMPEST

o eS

HMM... STORM

DRAGOM...

HURRI- OH, CANE...

WHAT SQUALL...

ABOUT “TEMPEST” DR

A SHARED NAME... I GUESS THAT WOULD BE SOME- THING LIKE A LAST NAME DR

IT 19 GLORIOUS! THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER NAMES

wow, HE REALLY LIKES THAT!

YOU MAY NOW CALL YOURSELF

RIMURU

TEMPEST

SS

we HE NAME , MR MURU"

PROCEED, MY FRIEND.

ALL RIGHT, VELDOR4A, YOU READY TO ESCAPE YOUR UNLIMITED IMPRISONMENT =

WE SHALL BECOME ONE, RIMURU.

SHALL I ANALYZE THE UNIQUE SKILL: “UNLIMITED IMPRISON- MENT"?

sank great tremor ran through

mS Nt Mg

confirmed

that Storm Dragon

Veldora,

a natural disaster in the form of a monster,

had vanished.

NEVER KNOW WHEN I MIGHT GET ATTACKED BY

MONSTERS

ON THE

YOURNE

SKILL EARNED: "WATER BLADE"!

WAS A - TALKATIVE AT LEAST GUY, I KNOW so /T'S HE HASN'T KINDA VANISHED LONELY FOR NOW... GOOD.

.. WAS totally unaware of its ramifi- cations

VELDORA HASN'T SA/D ANYTHING AT ALL.

WILL HAVE TO COME

UP WITH A GOOD STORY THAT'LL MAKE HIM LAUGH.

I SWEAR I HEARD ITINA DREAM, BACK IN My OLD

LIFE...

ABOUT THAT NAME “RIMURU,” THOUGH

OR “PREDATOR” BLADE” TO TO CUT DEVOUR IT... ft

Assuming that Will ever Work,

OOH, I FOUND A DOWN METAL THE ORE. HATCH’

DON'T i BE SUCH A GUILD- WORRYWART. MASTER I BET THAT SURE IS SCARY : WORKING "DRAGON” |; US HARD, TURNS OUT {ji y : EXPECTING US TO INVES- TIGATE THIS OLD, SEALED CAVE.

SHOULD I MAKE CONTACT? WELL, I PROBABLY CAN'T HOLD A MENTAL CONWERSATION

t WITH THEM LIKE | + I OID WITH = ae VELDORA...

WASTED.

CONCEALING i YOU TWO

/S THAT SHOULD ANOTHER |) STICK

SKILL? | THAT CLOSER : WAY TOME.

I CAN USE MY CONCEAL- ING ARTS

CAN'T SHOW MYSELF TO PEOPLE UNTIL I CAN AT LEAST TALK WITH

I SHOULD PROBABLY TRY TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH THEM LATER.

| A small country bordering the great Forest of Jura

Kingdom of Blumund

REGARDS THE DISAP- PEARANCE OF VELDORA THE STORM

DRAGON.

TELL ME HOW THE GUILD PLANS TO ADDRESS THIS.

dozen- Or-so days

earlier

THE REASON I CALLED FOR YOU

IS SIMPLE, GUILD-

WE CAN ANTICIPATE MONSTERS GROWING

MORE ACTIVE AND AGGRESSIVE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

Minister of Blumund Baron Veryard

Ss

IT'S THE KINGDOM'S JOB TO PLAN FOR THIS, NOT

WE'RE NOT VOLUN- TEERS. WE DON'T WORK FOR FREE, BARON.

I THINK YOU'VE LOST WEIGHT, VERYARD.

& IT’S QUITE j SG se POSSIBLE Txurwomns F_ vee LT 7 Se y Now IS AT STAKE ee | THAT THE HERE THAN PROPER JUST IN- Onek CREASED AGAINST MONSTER THEIR POWER ACTINITY. IS GONE, NOTHING PREVENTS THE EASTERN EMPIRE FROM INVADING

INDEPENDENT

+e THE NATIONS ALONG EASTERN THE FOREST OF EMPIRE

JURA WON'T STAND A CHANCE. THEY'LL BE SWEPT UP IN A BLINK.

FINE...

i YOUR AS A FAVOR RTON asda TO AN OLD paras APPRE- FRIEND, I'LL ms CIATED OUS ABOUT os acs ha VELDORA'S DISAPPEAR- INVESTIGA-

ANCE, TOO. TION.

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YIKES!

SOME- THING MUST'VE HAPPENED IN THE SEALED CAVE.

HE WOULDN'T JUST VANISH WITHOUT REASON.

ARE YOU

IS IT 3! . ee

THE = REALLY | | | wae Rcae hg a a ey ne HANDLE

100K fe THIS ari ; ff TERRIFYING

IT'S NOT

ACTUALLY THAT

IN FACT, COMPARED TO VELDORA

I SPENT A WEEK SETTLES PRACTICING, IT. ANDO NOW IT’S TIME TO TEST OUT My ULTIMATE ATTACK.

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ANNOUNCEMENT. NOT IT 15 THAT RECOMMENDED || HIS ACID THAT YOU USE || || BREATH “PREDATOR” | | WAS

| STRONGER TO DEYOUR ANYTHING THANT

THE TEMPEST di. TO SERPENT. TU oe cs

So YOu

ANSWER: BY KNOW THE ae ae BUT WHY SPECIES SHOULD OF THE TARGET, . 2 17 GREAT : ITS SKILLS | 6

CAN BE

DOWN THE HATCH!

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‘rec. SKILLS:

YOU MAY " "MIMIC" tee

THE FORM . OF ANY _ is SUBJECT

I HAVE "POISONOUS

GAINED.

MIMIC: TEMPEST ZS <6 MIMCC... CERPEMT | LiKE

SUPPOSE DR

THIS IS SOME QUALITY

MIMICRY /

SKILLS: “DRAIN” AND “ULTRA- SONIC WAVE" GAINED.

ANSWER: TO ACQUIRE A VOCAL ORGAN, MOST LIKELY.

...BUT I FIGURED THAT /F I COULD RECREATE THE ORGAN THAT PRODUCES ULTRASONIC WAVES, IT MIGHT BE ABLE TO SPEAK OUT LOUD.

OKAY, NO MORE POISONOUS BREATH AFTER THIS...

HEH HEH HEH! RIDOLE ME THIS, GREAT SAGE: WHY DID I GO AFTER A BAT?

OKA», I DON’T you ACTUALLY WIN. CARE ABOUT THE SKILL ITSELF...

I WORKED OVERTIME, LOSING SLEEP

(NOT THAT I NEEDED IT) TO PRACTICE VOCALIZING.

SKILLS: “STICKY THREAD” AND “STEEL THREAD” ACQUIRED.

AND IN EACH CASE, I GAINED NEW SKILLS TO STRENGTHEN MYSELF

THIS IS ACTUALLY

HMM,

KINOA HARD.

CONSTANT ATTACK BY

GREE- TINGZ. I YAM AN

AY-LEE-EN.

TAKE MEE TOO YOR LEE-DER.

THE TIME HAS COME TO VENTURE

OUT OF THE CAVE,

GOTTA STAY ON MY TOES (/N A MANNER OF SPEAKING) BUT IT FEEL LIKE I CAN HOLD My OWN AGAINST

JUST ABOUT ANY MONSTER NOW.

NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT /7, IVE VAN- QUISHED A TON OF DIFFERENT MONSTERS.

STROLL AND PRACTICE

SPEAKING OF WHICH, THERE WAS THAT ONE INCIDENT WHILE I WAS of| PRACTICING MY VOCALIZATION...

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\ an Zea \Zaa =

IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE I WAS GETTING

ATTACKED SO FREQUENTLY

BY MONSTERS IN THAT CAVE.

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