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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

KINGDOM OF FALMUTH KINGDOM OF YZ GREAT FOREST ENGRASSIA ao! OF JURA ~~ KINGDOM OF BLUMUND \

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WESTERN CAND OF MONSTERS

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PLOT SURMARY

Rimuru saved the children Shizu Jefe behind, and then put Engrassia behind him. But on the way home, he was atkacked by the captain of the Western Holy Church's Crusaders, Hinata Sakaguchi. He escaped danger by using a body double as a decoy, but it delayed his return to Tempest. During that time, the city was attacked by Shogo Taguchi, Kirara Mizutani, and Kyoya Tachibana—Flippant but capable otherworlders.4F

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CONTENTS

CHAPTER Despair and Hope | » O05 |

CHAPTER fy The Conditions tor Hope

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CHAPTER of Hhether Honster or Human e171

CHAPTER dp Homent of Counterattack

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BENIMARU, SIR

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PROTECT GATE. | | writ yy

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GOT THATP (0 gm | ESTABLISH MESSAGE

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Ee TION FROM ELRI

HERE, EITHER.

ae, v iy tas all

AFTER

VESTA Z 3 THE BATTLE SUSPECTED TAG ||) \)\ le | WITH HINATA, THAT THE Se I COULON'T CITY WAS MN a pur TELEPORT SURROUNDED 4 /NTO TOWN, BY SOME KINO SO I FLEW OF MAGIC THAT CLOSE TO /MPEDED ANY | | THE CAVE | I\| INSTEAD.

OUTSIDE INFLUENCE.

BOTH MILIM'S OF THESE DECLARATION THINGS ARE OF WAR, CONCERNS, EURAZANIA’S BUT REQUEST WHATEVER'S TO SEND HAPPENING REFUGEES. TO TEMPEST /S My TOP PRIORITY NOW.

LOWERED

MAGICULE

..AND THE DENSITY EFFECTS OF DETECTED A BARRIER DUE TO THE PLACED EFFECTS OF AROUND AN ANTI- THE CITY MAGIC AREA FROM THE CENTERED OUTSIDE. INSIDE THIS

DOME...

NEGATIVE.

SRaeennes LOWERED ARE THE MAG/CULE SAME, BUT DENSITY? I SUSPECT LIKE THE THIS IS A HOLY FIELD WEAKENED DURING MY VERSION, WITH LESS On ee OF A F PURIFYING

yj EFFECT.

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LOOKS TLL LIKE I MULTI- DEAL WITH CAN ; 9 LAYERED

BARRIER WHOEVER GET eRe

set THis INSIPE. KEEP THE

UP IN THE : EFFECT CITY. , & AT BAY.

ONE OF THE PARTIES RESPON-

SIBLE MAY

NATION...

BE A HUMAN

NEUTRALIZE THEM WITHOUT KILLING ANYONE.

SUSPECT THIS IS ONLY THE BEGIN-

YOU GO WITH SOKA AND SEARCH FOR WHOEVER IS CREATING THE BARRIER FROM THE OUTSIDE.

BUT WHO WOULD BE SETTING UP THIS BARRIER, AND

PLEASE

BE ON & GUARD. —o/

FALMUTH HAS AND INITIATED IS NOW MILITARY APPROACH- ACTIVITY... ING TEMPEST.

FRUSTRATING THAT HINATA SLOWED ME

; DOWN LIKE THAT.

WHAT'S WITH THE CROWD?

FRIEND.

TO HAVE WORRIED > YOU LIKE K&S

PLEASE COME THIS

RIMURU, I HAVE A REPORT, AND SOME- THING TO ASK OF YOU.

ASIDE ALREADY,

GRUCIUS.

AFRAID U NONE OF 7 oe : YOU ARE THAT... THINKING STRAIGHT AT ALL.

YOUM, BUT

SHE MUST

BE INVESTI- GATED.

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IF IT WEREN'T FOR THE

WEAKENING EFFECT

OF THAT

BARRIER...

ORDINARILY, IT WOULD NOT HAVE LED TO THIS MUCH DAMAGE.

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BUT TO THINK THAT SOME MALICIOUS HUMANS WOULD SLIP IN AMONG THEM...

THE

WE ATTACKERS TREATED WERE

peels DISGUISED ree AMONG FAIRNESS, AS YOU INSTRUCTED US TO DO FOR ALL HUMANG...

I-I'M SO SORRY, I MY LORD. CERTAINLY DION'T MEAN...

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LOOKING AT IT RATIONALLY, SHE'S TRYING TO PREVENT GUILT FROM LANDING ON YOUM ANDO GRUCIUS FOR PROTECTING HER.

AFRAID I'LL NEED TO KEEP

YOU UNDER

HOUSE ARREST

AT THE

INN.

REPORT. ESTIMATE

THAT THE BARRIER PLACED OVER THE TOWN FROM OUTSIDE HAD MORE EFFECT THAN THE “ANTI-MAGIC AREA" SPELL.

SHE'S TRYING TO MAKE ME FURIOUS,

HOPING THAT I'LL KILL HER ANDO BE

DONE

THAT'S

RIGHT... CALM

DOWN.

HAVE CORRECT

TO DEAL WITH YOU

LATER.

TELL ME MORE IN THE

MEETING ROOM.

I BELIEVE I COULD PROVIDE SOME OUTSIDE PERSPECTIVE ON WHAT'S HAPPENED.

I WANT A

DETAILED

SUMMARY OF THE SITUA-

IF YOU DON'T MIND, MIGHT I ATTEND THAT MEETING AS WELLP

YOU'RE HERE,

YES, TOOP

ENSNARED

ONE OF THE GUARDS, AND FROM THERE IT

FIRST OF ALL, THE ATTACKERS WERE A TRIO, TWO MEN AND ONE

TURNED WOMAN.

INTO A BATTLE.

SHUNA,

RIGHT

ONE GOBTA... WAS AN AFTER THE ANTI-MAGIC FIGHT AND LATER AREA. THE STARTED, HAKURO ALL OTHER WAS THE CITY WAS JOINED IN DESIGNED COVERED TO HELP. TO WEAKEN WITH TWO MONSTERS. MAGICAL

BARRIERS.

AFTER THAT, THE ROYAL KNIGHTS OF FALMUTH ARRIVED. ABOUT A HUNDRED OF THEM.

IF NOT FOR THAT, HAKURO WOULD

NEVER HAVE LOST.

WE CAME TO INSPECT THIS las 50-CALLED : vou or al aaa BY THE N MONSTERS, GOBTA'S LAWS OF QZ AND FIND GROUP, RAM Vio THIS? | | AND THEY

WE SHALL JOIN THIS

AGAINST

POPULACE WHO'D AGAINST JUST BEEN THE WATCHING MONSTERS. WITH CONCERN.

MY ANGER BUBBLING

IVE GOT OVER.

TO STAY CALM...

THIS PLACE HAS BEEN TRUE GOD INFECTED BY LUMINUS MONSTERS! RECOGNIZES NO NATIONS FORMED BY MONSTER- KINDY

OUR COMMANDER WILL BE

NONE OTHER THAN THE BRAVE HERO, IS EDNARIS/

THE TIME WILL

BE ONE WEEK FROM

TODAY!

SWEAR ALLEGIANCE,

AND YOU MAY %

OTHERWISE, 5E SPARED. WE WILL PURGE EVERY LAST ONE OF YoU FROM THIE LAND, IN THE NAME OF HCO

/F THE INVESTIGATION WAS EVEN REAL, THEY’D CLEARLY DECIDED ON THE OUTCOME BEFORE- HAND.

ACCORDING TO SOEI’S REPORT, FALMUTH WAS ALREADY MARSHALLING THEIR FORCES FOR WAR.

CONS/DER- ING WHAT HAPPENED

WITH HINATA...

as

CREATING A SAFE TRADE ROUTE,

AND

WITH LOW TAXES,

TO BOOT.

WHAT DOES FALMUTH INTEND TO

I CAN

UNDERSTAND

THE FOREST, ONCE CON- SIDERED A DANGEROUS OBSTACLE, NOW HAS PROPER ROADS THROUGH IT...

THE CHURCH

PROMOTING

THE DOGMA OF THE

OF ALL MONSTERS,

THEY REPRESENTED THE ONE SAFE TRADE ROUTE

FOR THE WESTERN NATIONS THAT WOULD ENABLE THEM TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE DWARVES.

FALMUTH HAS ALWAYS BENEFITED GREATLY FROM TRADE.

BUT WITH THE RISE OF TEMPEST CAME A HUGE, UNPRECEDENTED REFORM IN TRADE PATTERNS.

Aq IN OTHER re hf OUT WORDS, TO ee ee oo = SSL FALMUTH, Perspective, aL Tee! THEYD Bo So uA FOR- REPRE-

RATHER =f MA WSO | mipapLe = SENTS.. HAVE YOU fo = | Bu BUSINESS INTHE PALM | OF THEIR HAND THAN CRUSH YOU OUTRIGHT.

I

pated rfl jj INTENDED : A TO RUN FAULT H ; ROUGHSHOD OF My OVER THE OIRECTION 3 SO : a Sin PEACEFUL

FOR THE

pecan lisa ARRANGE-

MENTS OF NEIGHBORING NATIONS.

I HOPE YOU DON'T MISUNDER- STAND MY MEANING, LORD RIMURU.

FIRST OF ALL, IT'S PECULIAR THAT THIS HASN'T GONE THROUGH

A COUNCIL.

WE ARE ALMOST ENTIRELY

I WAS MERELY DESCRIBING

WAS NOT MAKING suoGwent PALMUTH'S ABOUT MOTIVES. WHETHER IT IS JUST OR NOT.

THE FIRST THREE

HUMANS WERE CLEARLY SABOTEURS, INTENDED TO HELP CREATE A RATIONALE FOR ATTACK BY CLAIMING THE MONSTERS STRUCK FIRST.

I STAND BEFORE YOU AS THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE MERCHANTS AND TRADERS STAYING IN THIS CITY.

IF YOU NEED MUSCLE, I'LL JOIN YOUR

WEAPONS, RATIONS— WE'LL USE EVERY CONNECTION WE HAVE TO AID YOU.

THIS PLACE HAS BEEN MY BASE OF OPERATIONS FOR A WHILE NOW.

IF YOU ARE GOING TO STRIKE BACK AGAINST FALMUTH, WE STAND WITH YOU.

-_

THE/R OFFERS OF HELP

ARE VERY

MUCH

APPRECIATED.

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1. WE I WILL WILL ASK YOU SOLVE NOW TO THIS

BEGIN PROBLEM PREPARA- ON OUR TIONS TO OWN.

RETURN HOME.

I HAVE TO TURN THEM DOWN TO KEEP THEM FROM BEING CASUALTIES. PLUS...

WON THE OFF I DON'T CHANCE THAT WANT ANY SOMETHING

POSS/BLE SHOULD

THAT WE WERE THEM... RESPONSIBLE.

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE

THE OF THOSE PRESENCE Gi thed

OF OUTSIDERS CLAIMING WHO KNOW THAT A

OUR CITY NATION OF AND CAN MONSTERS VOUCH FOR /S EVIL... OUR CIVILIZED WAYS WOULD BE INCOWENENT. pxcaxz7,

A Ga A We'LL PUT OUT THE WORD IF ANYTHING HAPPENS.

BRING ME TO THE INJURED.

I'M SO MADE GLAD IT YOU'RE BACK.

ASSAILANTS WERE HEALING APPARENTLY

SPELLS EQUIPPED CANNOT WITH AFFECT THE SPATIAL WOUNDS SKILLS... DIRECTLY.

AFFIRMATIVE: THERE 15 NO ISSUE.

THE PART THAT WAS CAN I USE DETACHED DURING GLUTTONY THE BATTLE WITH YET, GREAT

THE INDIVIDUAL HINATA HAS BEEN REGENERATED.

WILL EFFECTS You OF

DEVOUR SPATIAL THE

EFFECT WITH

GLUTTOWY

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THE GEEZER'S ALIVE, Toop!

SHOULD I PUT YOU BACK TO SLEEP >

GOOD. THEYRE FEELING WELL ENOUGH TO BANTER LIKE ALWAYS.

MUNN

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Salil

TO THE WHERE THE MONSTERS’ BODIES WERE LA/O OUT TO REST.

SAID, "Ee OL LOW ME, AND STARTED WALKING.

BEN/MARU

DION'T GIVE

ANSWER.

'S THAT... SHION?

SAY SHE WAS PRO- TECTING A CHILD TARGETED BY THE ATTACKERS.

BY THE BARRIER, SHE COULDN'T MOVE TO HER FULL ABILITY...

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AND

I WILL COME TO YOU AT ONCE.

PLEASE REACH OUT AT ANY TIME...

FEELS GREAT PRESSURE FROM A POWERFUL AURA.

IT 15 COMPLETE. SHALL I REPLICATE IT?

REPORT: A MONSTER IH A WEAKENED STATE...

HAVE YOU ANALYZED THE MASK OF MAGIC RESIS-

TANCEP

ANSHER: IMPOSSIBLE TO ANSWER.

ANSHER: IMPOSSIBLE TO ANSWER.

ANSHER: IMPOSSIBLE TO ANSWER.

WAS ITA MISTAKE TO. GET INWOLVED WITH HUMANS AT ALL?

ANSHER: IMPOSSIBLE

TO ANSWER.

WAS I... WRONG?