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Author : FUSE aecise: THIRL RAIARAMI| Choracter design: He AH

(Storm Dragon Veldora)

[=> Rimuru's friend and name-giver. A catastrophe-class monster.

RIMUAU TEMP

(Satoru Mikami)

DWARVEN KINGDOM

: GREAT FOREST

a OF JURA il? lar Ll Kin Reaiht eaee KINGDOM "CS 7 o dics OF BLUMUND o mi a, te : wo Gf -——~ >*N \ } SEALED. CAVE x te y p ® F : >\; yk J = a : z PLOT SUMMARY Friendly relations have begun between Tempest and Eurazania, and Rimuru dives a public speech in Dwargon, extolling the close ties between the two nations. Tempest , is Gradually Finding steady Pooting as a nation. Buk with ie the addition of stability and safety, Rimuru Finds the pS ae image of Shizu returning more vividly to his nightly Pr. \

ae, ; is y dreams. He decides that it is time to seek ouk the or- fg ; Phans that Shizu leFe behind in the human Kingdom of Engrassia. ¥

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COM TENTS

CHAPTER rad In the Kingdom of Blumund (Part One) ©

» O05

CHARTER di In the Kingdom of Blumund (Part Two) Cy

» O41

CHAPTER diy Yuuki Kagurazaka | » 065 |

CHAPTER te Failed Heroes | e 115 | O

haf

~ | BONUS SHORT STORY | Veldora’s Slime Observation Journal C3

| e 155 |

THANKS THE

TO ITS KINGDOM |. PROXIMITY TO THE ..THE MONSTER- BUILD- FILLED = INGS FOREST... Le |= HERE Le == ARE OF Se

STURDY BUILD.

uN Ei i ime ie iM

es

ain te

THERE ARE Ti . , WHAT APPEAR |i: WONDER Vip a Pil Sh TO BE GUARDS IF THEYRE |. wi : PATROLLING

FROM THE |{Il— 7 ; N THE STREETS, GUILD. 3 Ze 2

THERE,

YOUNG LADY IN THE

THE MASK! PEOPLE HOW ABOUT |\t, SEEM

SOME HAPPY,

THOUGH.

ml anata

aan Sa

w

TO MEET CHILDREN YOU SEE IN YOUR DREAMS

YEAH. SHIZU LEFT THEM

THE BEHIND DREAMS = wien

SEAMED SHE PRETTY DIED. MEANINGFUL

TO ME. ee ~ ty a aii ei ——= v Wee —— = & tee Oe ge gad N\ a cal

nl

| FNP es Pre WE CAN = HAVE OUR GUILD- MASTER WRITE YOU A RECOM- MENDATION

ily

JAPANESE NAME,

ONE OF THEM MUST BE

YUUK]/ KAGURA- ZAKA.

THE GUILD'S AND FROM HEAD- WHAT I'VE QUARTERS

HEARD, THE ARE GRAND- LOCATED

THE ENTIRE GRASSIA.

MASTER OF IN EN- |

GUILD USED TO BE SHIZU'S

'\ APPRENTICE.

well ADDITION 7O THE CHILDREN, I SAW 7™WO AOULTS.

THE LEADER'S NAME

IS YUUKI KAGURA- ZAKA.

WHEN I DEVOURED SH/ZU AT THE END OF HER rai ge

WHEN SHE DIED, r SHE WAS JUST AS CONCERNED REALLY OUGHT FOR THESE TO TWO AS SHE MEET WAS FOR THE

WITH

I FEEL WORRIED ABOUT MEETING THE WOMAN.

CHILDREN.

IN SHIZLS MEMORIES OF HER, SHE HAD VERY COLD EYES.

THE EYES OF SOME- ONE WHO DOESNT TRUST OTHERS.

IN THAT

CASE,

TAKE ME RARER

TO FUZE MEET d THIS THE MAN

AFTER- Fuso /

NOON.

ADVENTURERS

DO MOST OF

THEIR WORK OUTSIDE

IF YOU'RE GOING TO

t

ENGRASSIA, I RECOMMEND REGISTERING

WITH THE

GUILD AS AN

ADVENTURER

PROVE YOUR IDENTITY IN ANY COUNTRY THAT RECOGNIZES THE GUILD

pe a

JR T

=

SUPPOSE I SHOULD DO IT.

|

DO THEY THINK I’M DRESSING

mA Altes oes

ENGRASSIA'S A BG COUNTRY. THEYRE BOUND TO HAVE TIGHTER ENTRY CUSTOMS.

FT

Tee

I WAS ABLE TO GET INTO BLUMUND AS THIS PARTY'S COMPANION...

ABOUT YOUR MASK, THOUGH. EVERYONE LIKES THE HEROES

WOULD YOU MIND NOT BEIN'

RUDE TO OUR GUEST,

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THE THREE OF US COMBINED WOULDN'T BE ENOUGH TO BEAT THIS ONE INA

NOW, DON'T PICK ON THIS LITTLE

YOU MEAN

THAT LITTLE SHRIMP IS TOUGHER

THAN KAVAL'S

GUESS IT'S RUDE OF ME TO ADMIT THAT I’M I'M A &Ir GOING SUR- TO THE PRISED. EXCHANGE WINDOW.

LOOK HOW

ARE...

AND A-ARE THESE... PHANTOM- MANY FLOWERS

THERE vf

THE PEOPLE HERE REALLY SEEM TO THINK THESE THREE ARE HOT- SHOTS.

ue AS ASS

AH, YOU'D LIKE TO SELL SOME RARE PLANTS P

WS wr’ 7 S

PLEASE WRITE DOWN YOUR NAME AND WHICH

DIVISION YOU'D LIKE TO JOIN.

Ns ||

I SUPPOSE I CAN'T KEEP THINKING OF THEM AS THREE MERRY STOOGES...

AREN'T THOSE THE FLOWERS

THAT REMINDS ME, THEY ALWAYS tT | LIKE THOSE

TAKE j if MONSTER | MATERIALS STUFF Fo] —-| THEY BROUGHT HOME = BACK BEFORE. WHEN | (“> WHERE DO THEY VISIT ee THIS STUFFP!

YOU KNOW HOW THESE VETERAN ADVEN- TURERS ARE. IT'S ALL INSTINCT!

ta)

i SEE. SO THAT'S WHY EVERYONE THINKS THEYRE HOT- SHOTS.

| EoY Lei | = AND NOT C1 SOMETHING ti | SAFER LIKE = THE HAR-

| VESTING OR

=! EXPLORA- a TION

IT'S A z. DIVISIONS

PRACTICAL ' TEST, RIGHT P Oe

YOU SURE YOU WANT TO DO THIS >

COMBAT

DIVISION ro)

HARVEST- ING AND EXPLORING TAKE TOO LONG.

IT'S THE QUICKEST AND HARDEST

ales 3s LTT AA TEST moe TH) THERE

b KS > OP LY Is

THEGIS. | TEST IF ADMINIS- TAKING IT, FOLLOW

THE PRACTICAL TEST FOR

COMBAT IS IN THE BUILDING

NEXT

DOOR.

SS

NZ

eae eel

) \

pe

—=.

WELL, KAVAL'S LET'S RECOM- FIND OUT MENDATION, IF YOU'RE DID YOUP ACTUALLY HAH!

ANY

IS IT JUST ME, OR DOES THAT GUY REALLY NOT LIKE

YOUP

aaa ae ot

a i | ft oT } Soe BS = gt ke i rt fi te ae .

; Ul Uz. Fs aan 7

Ba a

|

THAT'S RIGHT. IT'S MEANT TO PREVENT

BUT IF J a __t dt oMuaGe YOU TAKE OUTSIDE A SINGLE Z = Wi OF THE

STEP OUT OF CIRCLE.

ITS BOUNDS, PPRSNY Fi roi (URS OSS NY , | oy A: Vee

YOU FAIL. AY ANH neta ae Ai

WHO AM I FIGHTING e

DEFEAT

wa oF =

>. INS Xt a or . S

S eieaci

ee : Bi

Uy og, Wilf, a

Wy Wy Wy

AMAZING. I'VE NEVER SEEN IT IN PERSON.

/ LET'S MOVE ON Uf RY \ ' ated | \ NEXT ONE,

PLEASE.

k Ny,

aN =

- oo ON ~

ge

ee

22

23

Ka REMINDED ME OF THE FACE SOMEONE I KNOW PUTS ON WHEN HE TRIES TO MESS WITH ME...

i i} ii

WOULD BE A PAIN TO SIMPLY

MENTAL ORDER.

PECIALLY TOUGH FOR RIMURU/ i, \\t IT A BIT!

24

I DIDN'T ASK THE PEANUT GALLERY FOR OPINIONSS THE ONE

WHO TAKES THE TEST GETS TO DECIDES

HMPH...

|i BUT I . ii EP ONCE YOU = CED SEE WHAT =F ce YOU'RE UP

AGAINST, YOU THE CHANCE YOU ARE TO BACK FREE TO series RESIGN IF

YOU DON'T THINK YOU CAN WIN.

any = SoA BO Y\ y

yt INK ;

peee SW ~Qe qk Seu 8 \ SgkQe ULI Y | 83388 —— ox BEN S Sy x SESRERS 3 ay A > SLUTS

A PROPER DEMON’

THIS 1S THE FIRST ONE I'VE SEEN.

ee IT CAN'T BE THAT THEGIS EASY OF 5 fen G MUST A SPELL, MAGIC Pon , EITHER... SPELL ca “SUMMON UP THE AN iecess (ili SUCCESS- eas FULLY ACQUIRED.

N-NOW...

M=MAKE WA UP YOUR : | FORGET aii THE FIGHT.

MIND.

WILL YOU HE LOOKS

LIKE HE'S READY TO GIVE UP THE

: USING ALL ie OF THOSE nies SPELLS BACK THROUGH Fae Ue ene aa : | YOUR MENTAL CHILD. ‘i POWER MUST peers b i BE JUST Eiseas (ty ABOUT SHOT.

coe

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nO a Y wi ZA aa0 fears "<<

Es Zi

Seem 0

WARNING: PHYSICAL ATTACKS AGAINST SPIRITUAL BEINGS ARE INEFFECTIVE. \

Z aS

Za

J a4 ty

EATING /T WOULD DO THE TRICK, BUT I CAN'T

EFFECTIVE, |A. EITHER

OF THIS CROWD.

PERHAPS EVEN BOTH.

——" I =< WSS NVI EF

= ——=

( Hh i: / ih Kt ||

Ly I |

<A es / Ky Na

MAGIC IS THE EMBOD/- MENT OF /MAGINA- TION.

I ATTACH TO THE AURA

THAT

INFUSES

. \\\ sworo | Ay oo

WS AY ON WS

AX

YY \Y ARE... \ \ ANN \ \\

DESTRUC- TION.

TN AE \ AY AI \ A ANN WY \\ .

\ A W\\\: Ya AY \ \\ \

ANIA : AI AK : Uh AS

Vat Xs \

\\

WARNING: EXTRA SKILL

“MAGIC AURA" ACQUIRED.

SO, THEGIS

Ses en eee See ee es

peace

W EEE Yee ee

a

sent

Sees ances Se Seca oe, Kscsestee ee A eee ee ces

Hens eararse

S338 Bae

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= Sees So Se

eee Se aca ene see Skicincct nae cee aeons Sak Eeeeceeees perce

se se

IN FACT.

37

AS A B-RANK ADVEN- TURER, OF

COURSE.

APOLOGIZE FOR MY RUDENESS.

COMING WITH I'D JUST KAVAL'S ASSUMED INTRO- YOU WERE DUCTION A FRAUD, TOO.

THE GUILD WILL HEREBY GUARANTEE YOUR IDENTITY...

Ra ae we ae NOX Be Mae RS TB AR aL SS ae Sau os Se, SA mate Se ‘ai atest a8 a>xDS03 —— En IH 0% men ~ FPuKTYG Sa es me

/ / ra

Ss TEST >

a Fd 0

F3 O

SION

THIS

H ~2 > ee wu < +

ONE FIRST!

IF ANY- THING HAD HAPPENED TO RIMURU, BLUMLUND ITSELF COULD HAVE BEEN RAZED TO THE GROUND!

e

?f

HOW

DID

THIS HAPPEN

CALMING FUZE DOWN ENDED UP BEING HARDER THAN ANY TEST.

aa

ii Hl)

‘ii it ii yl ~

ton . a ROC OC | Sheet, |

El WHAT DID I TELL YOU TO DO

AS SOON AS YOU GOT TO

BLUMUND? BRING HIM TO ME.

H-HEY, AT LEAST en , I'LL GET ...I COULD nes HAVE USED aE ie = Wel SOME PAPER MY GUILD- Nh YW IDENTIFICA-

MASTER TION FROM PRIVILEGES

TO GET YOU B-RANK QUALIFICA-

I GOTTA SAY, FUZE WAS PRETTY SCARY WHEN HE STORMED INTO THE TEST ARENA.

WE ARE ALREADY AWARE THAT YOU ARE NOT MALICIOUS.

AND WE DON'T HAVE AN OFFICIAL TRADE PARTNERSHIP WITH BLUMUND YET.

BUT I SUPPOSE YOU HAVE TO HAVE THAT SORT OF

PRESENCE I/F YOU WANT TO KEEP ALL

THESE ROUGH- AND-TUMBLE ADVENTURERS IN LINE.

BUT OTHERS WILL NOT IF THE PEOPLE KNOW LEARN THAT THAT YOU ARE THE MASTER OF A GREAT MANY MONSTERG...

: Se

I'M SORRY. I'LL BEHAVE MYSELF.

42

WELL, I WASN'T EXPECTING THIS, BUT NO USE WASTING AN OFPPOR- TUNITY THAT FALLS INTO My LAP.

EXCELLENT. I WILL ARRANGE FOR A MEETING IN THREE

PLEASURE TO MAKE YOUR ACQUAINTANCE, MASTER OF THE LAND OF MONSTERS.

I'VE HEARD YOU INTEND TO THE

RUSH TO EN- KING OF

ASA MATTER OF FACT, WHEN HE LEARNED

GRASSIA be BLUMUND of your EXPRESSED asrrRivAL HIS DESIRE wee FOR A SECRET MEETING.

IT'S A CHANCE TO GAIN THE ACCEPTANCE OF A SECOND NEIGHBORING KINGDOM, ALONG WITH DWARGON.

: 3 eo ‘(img Apc A RM ay 5 ¥ EE ee ea A EES Tate

I AM

VERYARD, ONE IT'S NICE OF THE TO MEET MINISTERS Z YOU. I'M OF BLU- RIMURU ae TEMPEST.

THIS BE THE

heat BEGINNING FAMILIAR OF ALONG WITH THE AND

LOCAL FRUITFUL

CUSTOMS, RELATION-

SO PLEASE

EXCUSE ME

IF I HAPPEN

TO CAUSE

OFFENSE.

HOW : ¥ : JUST A NOBLE,

INADEQUATE TREAT BUT ALSO A I FEEL se HIM THE LONG-TIME WITHOUT ee WAY YOU ACQUAIN- SHUNA He WOULD TANCE OF

AROUND TO HELP WITH |. : piritedsy ETIQUETTE. ee

SAID YOU

DEFEATED

A LESSER oe DEMON

WITH A

|

I" |

{

il |

WHILE MY

MEETING TATION ul WITH THE KING WILL eed BE IN TWO DAYS, ey wel WHERE WE WILL VERYARD FINALIZE THE HERE... AGREEMENTS REACHED /N TODAYS

DISCUSSION.

TIME IS

LIMITED, . | | SOI

ae | Vegan | SUGGEST

; NOAM | | | WE BEGIN.

GUARANTEE TWO: A OF MUTUAL GUARANTEE SECURITY

OF FREE BETWEEN PASSAGE OUR

BETWEEN COUNTRIES. OUR

COUNTRIES.

ARE TWO CONDITIONS

TO THE OPENING OF

OUR COUNTRY'S MEASURES FIRST, SO WE TO DEAL WITH REGARDING WOULD MONSTERS ARE MUTUAL LIKE FOR DEVELOPED SECURITY. YOU TO HELP WITH THE . THEM AS AN PARTICIPATION ADDITIONAL OF THE FREE

SOURCE FOR GUILD IN SUPPLIES. IND:

ee : VENTURERS

| PAYING YOU | CAN USE L for tHe | UNG TEMPEST AS PRIVILEGE, PpRSte J AND A BASE OF COURSE. —— JEAD TO THEIR RANGE FEWER OF ACTIVITY THREATS TO WIDENS BLUMUND. ORAMATI-

ole

AM BEING IT SAYS | TRUTHFUL, “MUTUAL,” ‘| THERE MAY SO WE a, y BE LITTLE SHOULD BE yi: “———j ADVANTAGE IN IT FOR EL/IG/BLE | ae FOR HELP F /F NEEDED, TOO...

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oe cae

ee ee = ties

a

=

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ee bee

Wasim. CHARYBDIS

». APPROACHES “! dy

," Ld all

A BIT

ON THE | DRAMATIC | | S/DE.

DEMON

LORD |

\" ATTACKS i

yr"

|

| ]

. Wy MN

alll «il “ay

Pa Ai

DOESN'T

SEEM LIKE THE TEMPEST SIDE IS LIKELY

TO RECEIVE MUCH BENEFIT

FROM THE ARRANGEMENT.

BUT OUR INSTANCES OF “NEEDING HELP” SO FAR HAVE BEEN

APPEARS !

CONS/DERING THAT IT SAYS “IF OUR COUNTRIES SHOULD BE IN DANGER, ASSISTANCE WILL BE PROVIDED WHERE POSS/BLE"...

/T WOULD BE ...THE OTHER A SHAME TO ENTRY STANDS

THROW THAT TO REAP US ONE AWAY BY CONSIDERABLE REFUSING REWARD. THE FIRST CONDITION.

ALL RIGHT. I CAN BUILD A SIMPLE LODGING HOUSE AND A FACILITY FOR EQUIPMENT UPKEEP.

AND FORA

ie-™

sien oF WZ = FAITH IN i“ US, THE Ny \ i f

a

PRICE IS | CHEAP.

= |

THERE WILL BE CUSTOMS APPLIED TO MERCHANTS WHO COME TO DO BUSINESS IN TEMPEST.

ARRANGE A PERIOD IN WHICH THE MERCHANTS! COSTS ARE COVERED BY THE KINGDOM.

COLLECT MORE TAXES.

rr rd £ se, =

WE ARGUED A BIT ON THIS ONE, BUT VERYARD RELENTED IN THE END.

MUTUAL THIS FREE

MEANS PASSAGE. THAT

HUMANS WILL COME TO TEMPEST

THIS IS A HUGE STEP FORWARD, CONS/DERING MY DESIRE FOR US TO HAVE FRIENDLY RELATIONS WITH THE HUMANS.

THE TOP PRIORITY FOR OUR COUNTRY IS THE

ISSUE OF MUTUAL SECURITY.

WE'D LIKE THIS RELATION- SHIP TO BENEFIT BOTH PARTIES, NoP

THE TALKS WITH BARON VERYARD WERE VERY FRUITFUL, INDEED.