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Chapter 208 “I’m truly a fool”

After wrapping her wet hair into a towel, Lily went back to her room.

 

Although she had previous accused the Prince of excessively pursuing pleasure, she had to admit, this bathroom thing was indeed… fantastic. Standing underneath the shower and enjoying the ice-cold well water that was washing over her body, sweeping away the sticky and hot feeling of the scorching sun, gave the body a sense of being reborn after a busy day.

 

However, being so carefree after the shower, she felt a hint of a guilty conscience. During the whole day, she had never restraint herself, instead she had given her sharp tongue free reign. But she now had to ask herself, whether or not she should go to His Highness and apologize.

 

“Traitor!”

 

“What?” Lily lifted the hair glued to her front head.

 

“You obviously do not believe in that ball theory, but now you are the first to evolve your ability,” Mystery Moon kneeled on the bed, with her upper body upright and her hand pointing at Lily, “You are a huge liar!”

 

Lily rolled her eyes, “Eh, I still do not believe that everything is formed out of small balls… how could that be?”

 

“But Nightingale sister had said that your magic has condensed.”

 

“That has nothing to do with those balls,” She shrugged her shoulders and climbed into the bed grasping Mystery Moon’s hand. “His Royal Highness said that to evolve your magic you don’t have to accept the theory of the balls, as long as you are able to understand your own magic deeply, it is possible that a fundamental change can happen to your magic.”

 

“Really?” Mystery Moon pouted.

 

“Anyway, that is what he’d said.”

 

In the Witch Cooperation Association, Mystery Moon had never been taken seriously, which resulting in her constant lack of self-confidence, was what Lily thought. Which was the complete opposite to how they treated me, after all in times of food shortage having the ability to preserve food is very important. But now I can finally understand your feelings, because since we’ve entered Border Town, my ability had become like chicken ribs, completely useless.

She had constantly been afraid of being kicked out of the town, but the result was contrary to her concerns. His Royal Highness, the Prince, although he never assigned any additional task to her, his attitude to her and the other witches wasn’t much different.

 

Perhaps that was also the reason why Mystery Moon had changed, from being cautious out of a feeling of inferiority, to now becoming more and more daring. More than half of her cowering was because Cara had never actually paid any attention to her, even going so far as banning her from using her ability in the camp.

 

“That…” The Mystery Moon frowned, “How will I ever be able to understand my ability, ah? His Highness had said that the magnetic fields are invisible, even the microscope aren’t help with it, ah.”

 

“Don’t ask me; I also don’t understand mine,” Lily yawned, “In fact, I only know how my ability looks like, but what His Royal Highness said about those cells, bacteria, fungi… I don’t understand any of that. He also said that he would write a textbook for me,” she confessed helplessly, “Spare me, I can’t even read the words.”

 

“I also want to become more powerful,” Mystery Moon rolled over the bed, ”I also want to do more things for His Royal Highness ah!”

 

Lily sighed, you’re obviously older, but you’re behaving as if you’re even younger than I am, really now… “Maybe you should go and ask sister Anna.”

 

“Ask her?” She suddenly stopped rolling.

 

“Yes, you are afraid to even waste the tiniest bit of His Highness time, so the next best thing would be to go ask sister Anna,” said Lily, “Within the whole town, with the exception of His Highness Roland, she is the one who will know the most.”

 

“But Anna is very busy too, I heard that all the machines in the town are manufactured by her,” Mystery Moon said hesitatingly.

 

“So you have to find her and ask during her free time, like after dinner, or ask her to help with heating up the bath water, or even just invite her to take a bath, don’t you have plenty time to ask?” The little girl made some suggestions.

 

“What you said… seems to be quite reasonable,” Mystery Moon’s eyes lit up.

 

“Then let’s get some sleep; we have to get up early tomorrow.” Lily finally untied the towel around her hair, and wiped away the hairs that have fallen into her face. Then finally, she laid her head on the pillow. “You’re the one who’s going to blow the candle.”

 

“Well, okay.” Mystery Moon climbed to the end of the bed and blew the candle out, “Goodnight.”

 

 

The next day, Lily did not go as she usually did to the kitchen or wheat warehouse to practice her ability, but instead sat down at the table and began to learn how to use the microscope.

 

This was the new task given to her by His Highness. Before the arrival of the textbook, she should fully understand the types and shapes of the various kinds of cells and fungi and record their differences. It didn’t matter if she couldn’t write, painting pictures would also be sufficient.

 

And according to His Royal Highness, Anna was also trying to enlarge the microscope’s magnification, in case she could achieve a magnification effect of 400 times, then she could see even the smaller microorganism and bacteria.

 

In the future, her practice content was no longer to keep food fresh. But to try to diversify the body of the mothers and their replicas. Regarding this point, Lily had some problems with comprehending it. Fortunately, His Highness had given her some ideas on what to practice, such as commanding them to mimic the appearance of a single cell, or to use her consciousness to destroy or improve the cells. Of course, this would only be possible if she had a full understanding of all kind of the microscopic life forms. Although Lily did not know if she could achieve this, she at least had to try.

 

What’s more, exploring the unknown world was an interesting thing in itself.

 

She’d worked on it until the evening, at which time Mystery Moon returned with a dejected expression.

 

“What happened?” Lily asked curiously, “What did Anna say?”

 

“She had said a lot,” Mystery Moon threw herself onto the bed, “but I could not understand a word of it. She said that the magnetic field is everywhere and that the reason the compass can indicate direction was because we are inside of a huge magnetic field. Does that mean that my ability is of no use at all? Not to mention the principle of the magnetic field, and the interdependence between moving charged balls and magnetic forces, and that the magnetic field can produce electricity… does all this mean that if I cannot understand the ball theory I also can not progress?” She mumbled softly. “Say, am I too stupid?”

 

“Somewhat,” Lily bluntly answered.

 

“Traitor!”

 

 

Wendy was delighted that another sister of the Witch Union had gained a new ability.

 

And Lily’s evolution increased also increased the enthusiasm of the other witches, this evening after the end of the course, several people stayed behind and constantly pestered Scroll with questions, even Maggie, after hearing that she could increase her ability by learning, just squatted down on the chandelier and listened honestly.

 

There was only one person who was exception.

 

When she went to the back of the room, with her “Natural Science Theoretical Foundation” book under the arm, she saw Nightingale lying on the table, focusing on something else.

 

Wendy knew that whatever it was had nothing to do with learning.

 

So, she asked, “What are you doing?”

 

“Distributing fish, do you want one to eat?” Said the Nightingale, while letting a fish dangling out of her mouth, “I just got them from the kitchen.”

 

“So many?” Wendy was surprised to see the table piled up with golden brown grilled fish, from where a delicious honey odor assaulted her nostrils.

 

“Well, the chef saw that I came every day, so he just baked all the rest, anyway, this food can be contained for a long time.” She took out a small bag and put the fish into it. On top of the table already laid five or six similar bags, each of them stuffed to the state of bulging.

 

Wendy suddenly understood what Nightingale was doing; she was preparing rations. The Witch Cooperation Association always had to be prepared to leave the town at a moment’s notice, so they always had to have enough rations and to distribute among themselves, and they would carry their rations within those bags. Along the way, no matter how hungry they became, they could only eat their provisioned rations, in order to avoid a situation where their amount of food became insufficient. But since their arrival at Border Town, with its stable supply of regular meals, together with regular afternoon tea, none of the sisters had continued with it.

 

Of course, for Nightingale, rather than preparing food, it would be more appropriate to call it preparing snacks.

 

“Do not you read the book?”

 

“I wouldn’t understand it anyway, just alone from hearing those theories and theorems my head already becomes dizzy,” Nightingale swallowed the dried fish, then laughingly said, “Moreover, my ability is already enough, it doesn’t matter to me if I won’t be able to further evolve it.”

 

So, it was like that.

 

Compared to her former self, at present Nightingale’s eyes are sparkling. Within them, there is no reluctance or hesitation, only her incomparable nature. Lost people cannot make such an expression, Wendy thought, Nightingale must have found her goal.

 

Whenever Nightingale has decided on her goal, her firm side,which came from her noble background, would show itself; this was also the case when she had faced Cara.

 

But Wendy did not ask about it, because she truly believed that she would one day see the answer with her own eyes.


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  • RedDragonX

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • kshatriiya

    When you get a little further into the story, you’ll feel a little silly for typing an essay on the comment session regarding what he isn’t doing with Mystery Moon -__-

    • DudeForDuke

      What the hell kind of asinine reasoning is this? We’re not reading the MTLs or the raws, we’re reading this – and this is chapter 208 of 211 currently. And, currently, Roland isn’t helping nor utilizing Mystery Moon effectively. You citing future chapters of what Roland is going to do ~100 chapters from now or months of time in the story setting is not addressing nor is it a valid answer to what Roland (isn’t) doing RIGHT NOW. Seriously…

      • kshatriiya

        Don’t forget that time doesn’t pass in a linear fashion as the numbering of the chapters do. The passing of 100 or more chapters could be as little as two three weeks in novel’s time. Roland isn’t focusing on MM for two reason: firstly, at this time her unevolved ability is just a novelty, he doesn’t have any practical use for it. Secondly, even if her ability evolved, electricity is one of the nicer things to have. His town is still relatively small, it can fully function without electricity, it is just a nice thing to have. He cannot commit so much time to MM, her time will come. He has given MM physics textbook, it isn’t his damn fault that she can’t comprehend it. Besides, Roland is biding his time, he wants MM to become increasingly unsettled and come to him personally with a good will and resolution. But TLDR; don’t forget, you might have to wait 50, 100 chapters who knows but in the novel, it might be 1-2 weeks till roland start focusing on MM.

        • DudeForDuke

          Yes, time is not linear. But I also know that the difference between chapter 208 and chapter ~500 is almost a year, since Roland’s esteemed guest has left after the end of the next Months of Demons. So it’s not an exaggeration to say it’s months down the line in-universe/story. I don’t know when exactly it happens when her power evolves, but I’m guessing somewhere around chapter 300+?

          ” His town is still relatively small, it can fully function without electricity, it is just a nice thing to have.”

          Funny, considering not too long ago he built a dynamo engine with Mystery Moon to use with the steam machine for electrolysis purposes. Not everything to do with electricity has to be for the purpose of lighting up the entire town (which wouldn’t be possible at this juncture even if Roland committed himself entirely to it). That said, small scale use has ALREADY been done. And he’s stated he wants to power at least the castle in Border Town.

          “He has given MM physics textbook, it isn’t his damn fault that she can’t comprehend it.”

          I already explained this in another post. Giving someone a physics lecture on atomic theory doesn’t explain electromagnetism to them. Just the say way where if I taught you algebra, it doesn’t mean you’re equipped to do trigonometry because of it. While both electromagnetism and atomic theory relate to one another (in a minor way at that, electromagnetism in atomic theory mostly deals with electron interaction – and given that I’ve seen nothing about electron clouds and Roland’s explanation revolves on such groundbreaking explanations of “tiny balls,” I doubt very much he’s covering that aspect very much), they are both different. Different enough where simply learning one doesn’t inform you of the other – after all, you learned more about physics in school than merely the atomic model, didn’t you? It’s a bit ridiculous to expect Mystery Moon to grasp an ENTIRELY DIFFERENT scientific theory when it’s not explained to her when you also weren’t expected to learn it the same way when you got your education.

          • Dragrath

            I’m glad someone is able to point out that atomic theory isn’t the same as Electromagnetism.
            In fact Atomic theory is in fact an application of electromagnetism, the strong force(for nuclei and isotopes) and the weak force if factoring in radioactive decay. And wasn’t developed until the early 1900’s Where as electromagnatism was developed during the mid 1800’s

            Electromagnetism was understood long before atomic theory was ever discovered in fact understanding atomic theory would not have been possible without electromagnetism as it was electromagnetism that taught us that Atoms are composed of smaller charged parts allowing us to discover the electron and the nucleus(including the component protons and neutrons) i.e. the work of Rutherford, Moseley and the likes which were all described in the language of electromagnetism and allowed scientists for the first time figure out what gave the elements their properties(as opposed to before were they had simply noticed that the elements properties followed a pattern)
            Edit: to elaborate people forget that several elements on the periodic table were actually rearranged following Moseley’s discovery of the role of the Proton in determining elemental order. Nickel and Cobalt were previously incorrectly placed for instance.

            It needs to be remembered that Atomic theory Relativity and Quantum mechanics were only possible BECAUSE of a near complete understanding of electromagnetism provided by Maxwell’s Equations unifying the three previously separate fields of study known as electricity magnetism and optics.

            Roland is trying to teach her to build a house without teaching her how to build the foundation first or to drive a car without the keys… It is like trying to build a wall without having the bricks on which to build it.

  • Cesa

    It makes me so pissed that Tilly thinks Roland is a witch for some reason.

  • Zeth

    Thank you!!!

  • Xegqu

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Psychronia

    Man, it’s a shame I don’t want Roland to get a harem outside his two main gals. Mystery Moon just makes me wanna hug her.

  • Boontjie

    Anna’s case is special. He is being attacked by a hostile force. I dont think he has the luxury of saying oh gee, I wont be able to make revolvers in future without, lets not make them now in the face of death… So your arguments are valid except that one. Even if he could get the factories to produce the revolvers its clear Anna’s power makes superior products.

    So for now I would go with the temporary military measure and get it mass produced by industry later.

    • DudeForDuke

      The point is, he’s not even attempting to do so nor does it have plans to switch over in the works. He has the craftsmen and blacksmiths working the mills/lathes and producing gears and other parts for the steam machines (IIRC), but he’s making no effort to even try firearm production with them.

      Anna, no matter how awesome her ability is, is only one person. She can only make so many parts per day. Her magic is also exhaustible at some point (Soraya is facing a similar problem of actually not having enough magic – ironic when that used to be what killed the witches). Mills and lathes don’t tire, however, and anyone can learn to use them. You can also have an entire damn factory of them making guns. And given that Anna can help make the mills and lathes to precision quality and dimensions and make them uniformly? I can guarantee you those mills/lathes are going to be higher quality than the actual mills/lathes that were historically used to make actual revolver rifles in the past.

      It just makes no sense. Yes, he needs Anna. But if Roland’s excuse for tossing Mystery Moon into the deep end and saying “learn to swim” was for getting independence without relying on the witch… he’s awfully hypocritical and choosy about when and where he enforces it.

      (I’d also argue that Anna is not a special case, either. Roland is lamenting about food production and whatnot. Leaves handles all of that almost single-handedly Yet does he have a botanist or is he applying the knowledge of people like George Washington Carver to botany? Nope! Even back as early as Chapter 205, Roland’s natural inclination was to just ask Leaves to make trees for shade. What happens when Leaves isn’t around? Her “wheat trees” won’t grow without her assistance and it’s rather difficult to make enough food for ~30,000 people even in modern times when you think about it.)

  • mllhild

    This phrase sound strange: “Do not you read the book?”

    Poor Mystery Moon, is going to have to wait until Roland builds lamps and makes electric illumination for the castle

  • Danis

    Thanks for the chapter 😀

  • Redroajs1

    ARIGATOU!!!! Thanks for the chapter!! 😀

  • ambi

    Thanks for the chapter Roxerer, KitKat, and Ka V.! Can’t wait to see more transformations! Also, can’t Roland just make a simple circuit and have her induce current using coiled wire? They don’t need the magnet since she can produce the field. The circuit can just heat a piece of metal with lower resistance or something.

  • Sabrac

    Thanks for the chapter.

  • Bramble

    Nightingale goal, marry Roland

  • crashwiz

    thanks for the chapter!

  • Oak

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Mym Zy

    How come I didnt realized this… Nightingale is a cat!

  • NaoSou

    Thanks!

  • Neko

    Thank you for the chapter! 🙂

  • Kuq Ku

    Oh ho… did Nightingale just set her sights purely on Roland? is this a declaration? Senpai notice me! Roland notice me or else…

  • Puru.The.Great

    Thanks for the chapter!
    Moon-chan thou dost not understand the significance of thy power.
    Magnetic energy=evolves to=railguns!!! I mean it needs energy, generator requires magnet.

  • JinVodka (*´﹃`*)

    ._∧_∧__ THANKS FOR THE CHAPTER!!
    (_( ・ω<)_() ≡≡≡❤ ◎
     / つノ
    ..し―J Can't wait for mystery moon ability to evolve!! ELECTRICITY!!!

  • redzero36

    Dam whenever I read anything that has to do with Nightingale, I just want one day she and Roland are celebrating or something. Either Roland is drunk or the mood is just right and he makes a move on Nightingale. She becomes pregnant and thats how they find out about being infertile is wrong. And Anna gets jealous but uses that a pretext to try theories to become the second witch to have his child. She finds a reason why she and Nightingale had children and try to confirm it with another witch. Then the true harem starts. And they find out male children born from witches have magic power.

    • Togo

      Best thing said on here except the last sentence.

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • BannedDueToRudeness

    had to choose between HH and RTW. i came here.

    • VerneJules

      What is HH?

      • BannedDueToRudeness

        Nvm

  • Mrel

    WHAT!?! they haven’t shown Mystery Moon magnetic waves yet? so easy yet not a priority? stupid prince!

    He can make a steam engine, but not a simple manual generator for educational purposes?

    • BannedDueToRudeness

      Did the discovery of loadstone/magnetic material announced yet?

      • Mrel

        hmm.. might be my mistake, but I do not think a magnet is needed to make a magnet, iron should be enough, but I might be wrong and it might be harder to make than what I anticipated.

        • BannedDueToRudeness

          iron is just ferro magnetic,it only reacts stronger than expected to magnetism. iron is not a natural magnet unless under certain conditions. But I think the witch might induce magnetism into an iron piece if she can realize what magnetic poles are~

          • daimaou broww-sama

            he should use her ability to make a magnet and spread iron dust on a table and suddenly you can see the magnetic fields (the dust will arrange itself so you can watch the field)

            • BannedDueToRudeness

              not always..as I stated,the magnetic poles will be important for her to IMAGINE and understand what magnetism is all about.When you show her just the lines,she wont get it. Show her where they come from,and she knows what is special about her.

          • Dragrath

            To be more precise as long as a material such as iron is below its curie temperature(which in the case of iron the curie temperature is extremely high meaning iron can be treated as always exhibiting magnetization for day to day interactions on earth) the reason not all iron is ferromagnetic is they have the tendency to break up into separate sub regions that are aligned but over all these regions tend to cancel out similar to how 1+1-1+1-1-1=0.

            To avoid them canceling you need to have a nearby strong magnetic field to realign the iron atoms on a larger scale while they are still fluid in motion(i.e. molten iron as well as iron rich volcanic rocks)

            On a deeper level magnetic effects can be shown to simply be a Lorentz Transformation of electric charges.

            For those without in a background in physics Lorenz transformations are the coordinate transformations between different reference frames in Einstein’s theory of relativity, so magnetism can relativistically be thought as electric effects from another reference frame than the observer.

            For sources explaining this, I know It is covered in Griffith’s introduction to electrodynamics (at least that is where I first learned about it) Yes this is a physics textbook… sorry I can’t think of a better source for explaining it…

            Mystery Moon could definitely be shown iron filings response even if Roland lacks an independent magnet because her own power If I recall correctly remains even after she uses it and might make a suitable sub in.

            Also it is very very likely that Maggie can “see” magnetic fields even if she isn’t aware of what she is seeing as many animals actually have this sense particularly birds such as pigeons(especially pigeons) which use magnetic fields as their primary means of knowing where they are.
            Seeing as she maintains birds navigational abilities, she almost certainly is using magnetic fields to navigate.

            Perhaps she can help Mystery Moon visualize magnetic fields if she were told to draw how a pigeon sees the world? (Though this wouldn’t work as well depending on what the sense feels like to her but even then she should be of some help)

            • Neruz

              At the very least all migratory birds are capable of sensing magnetic fields, though if Maggie has that ability when transformed she would definitely have absolutely no idea what she was sensing. Gaining an entire new sense out of nowhere would be incredibly confusing, especially without anyone to explain it to you. Presumably part of her transformation magic helps her subconscious deal with the new sense, giving her an innate sense of which way is north that she probably isn’t even fully consciously aware of at the moment.

              That said, in order to really understand magnetism she needs to understand electromagnetism, which means she needs to understand atoms. So physics remains a high priority for Mystery Moon even if she does have difficulty understanding it. Iron filings will no doubt help, but it’ll just be a start.

      • mllhild

        She can even magnetize a block of wood

    • Aldrich Castillo

      He can probably show that with iron filings, yeah?

    • DudeForDuke

      I really don’t understand Roland’s neglecting of Mystery Moon. Considering that Roland has steam engines and even built a dynamo generator with her help, not putting emphasis on helping her expand her power is kinda ridiculous. Someone that can control electromagnetism? I mean, come on, that’s right up there with Anna in terms of power and adaptability. Roland obviously wants modern amenities (and for good reason – having electrical power to supply a simple incandescent light bulb means you can increase your productivity by not having to stop work at night), and Mystery Moon could help in countless ways.

      I feel terrible about how left-out she is as a character. Constantly neglected and ridiculed/bullied by Cara and now apparently even Roland isn’t helping her to the lengths he easily could be. Help the poor girl out, Roland, and give her an confidence boost by showcasing to her that her power is actually FREAKING AMAZING and useful.

      • mllhild

        She could become a mini Magneto. XD

      • frenzy85

        She is being helped… based on what they’ve said, most of Roland’s classes focus on physics, understandably because of his background. She’s just a bit slow on the uptake.

        Also, she said, ““How will I ever be able to understand my ability, ah? His Highness had said that the magnetic fields are invisible, even the microscope aren’t help with it, ah.” meaning he actually did give her personal advice at some point after Lily’s evolution. He’s helping them all to the best of his abilities.

        And her power is currently not that useful, I think…? He hasn’t reached the point where he needs them. And he probably doesn’t want to skip ahead stages too quickly. As was mentioned, he doesn’t want to be completely reliant on the witches’ powers, since they’re not hereditary and all.

        • Deman Bloodx

          Magnetic field can be visualize by pouring iron filings on paper. Also, placing iron filing in a glass bottle filled with oil works too. Once she can see it, she can try manipulating it.

        • DudeForDuke

          “She is being helped… based on what they’ve said, most of Roland’s
          classes focus on physics, understandably because of his background. She’s just a bit slow on the uptake.”

          Being instructed on atomic theory will not help someone understand the basics of electromagnetism. It’d be akin to teaching someone how to drive a family sedan and then throwing them onto a motorcycle and going “they both have wheels – drive it.” It’s related to atomic theory (electromagnetism plays a part in protons/electrons of atoms, but that’s something even we don’t understand completely), but it’s an entirely different applicable field that she isn’t benefiting from because her power is different.

          “Also, she said, ““How will I ever be able to understand my ability, ah? His Highness had said that the magnetic fields are invisible, even the microscope aren’t help with it, ah.” meaning he actually did give her personal advice at some point after Lily’s evolution. He’s helping them all to the best of his abilities.”

          That’s not helping Mystery Moon. Telling her, basically, he can’t do anything to show her isn’t help.

          I find it rather difficult (read: impossible) to believe that with Roland’s current knowledge base that he’s displayed that he doesn’t know of magnetic field viewing film. I know of this and I’m not even an engineer. And it’s not like making something akin to it is difficult. Here’s a guy that made a viewing bottle:

          https://youtu.be/AX06lsBg6Nw?t=48s
          (Mute the video, I linked to the timestamp 48 seconds in, but the beginning will murder your ears thanks to a power tool.)

          I mean, it doesn’t take much. All Roland would need to do is be considerate and take just a little bit of time out of his day to give her some one-on-one tutoring. It’s at the point where there’s only a dozen or so witches and he’s already holding classes, so there’s not really any excuse. And because her power is so radically different and powerful (it’s one of the four fundamental forces, after all) it kinda warrants extra attention.

          “And her power is currently not that useful, I think…? He hasn’t
          reached the point where he needs them. And he probably doesn’t want to skip ahead stages too quickly. As was mentioned, he doesn’t want to be completely reliant on the witches’ powers, since they’re not hereditary and all.”

          Maybe this is just me being bitter, but he doesn’t show that same attitude with Anna. If this was his reasoning, why does he have Anna making revolver rifles en masse when he already has mills and lathes capable of making steam machines? Ironically, the mills/lathes he has are probably better quality/more capable than the mills/lathes we were using the late 18th/early 19th century to make things like firearms/steam engines.

          Also compounding on that conflicting behavior is how Roland has made it known how he wants to have lighting and electrical power (since he already has the steam machine and the dynamo he built with Moon’s help)… And if he wants that, Mystery Moon is to electromagnetism what Anna was to production.

      • Deman Bloodx

        I thought the author was neglecting Mystery Moon because of us. The author is probably trying to get our reaction of “tell Mystery Moon how great her power of magnetism and electricity will be in the future.” Don’t worry, Mystery Moon will get her chance especially since Roland wants lights.

        • DudeForDuke

          I really, really hope you’re right. Poor girl needs some love and some time in the spotlight.

      • kshatriiya

        Dude, this is chapter 210 of 531(as of today and on going) be patient, if you’re not, go read the machine translations, It is at least 70% readable for me. I’m just going to say be patient without spoiling anything.

        • DudeForDuke

          “Dude, this is chapter 210 of 531(as of today and on going) be patient”

          This is chapter 208 of 211 (as of today and on going) for the rest of us. I don’t care about what Mystery Moon is doing ~150 chapters from now. I care about what is happening now. And, now, she is being rather ignored as a character.

          “if you’re not, go read the machine translations”

          I would rather pour molten lead in my eyes. It would be less painful. I’ve read the AnimeSuki thread and even the obscure references there were more enjoyable than reading word soup.

      • kshatriiya

        Also, you guys tend to forget that despite his superior technological knowledge Roland is depicted as very human, he is not a super anime genius who can calculate 100 steps ahead. You are commentating from the sideline and pointing out how much more efficient he can be. When you have your handful as much as Roland does in the story, there might be certain things that you might not prioritise or overlook.

    • captain crunch

      what i’m waiting for is for someone to finally tell Lightning that her father is alive. i thought Margaret told Roland this dozens of chapters ago.

  • Stephen_H

    Mystery Moon upgrade path…brute force or precision
    1. Magnetic Launcher Canon
    2. Flat metal disc (Anna product) that can just fly around decapitating people.

    • BannedDueToRudeness

      maybe a screech as well..always gets you confused!!

    • megaply

      I would like Roland create a railgun if Mystery Moon can understand her ability.

  • Leon Kam

    title + teaser
    totally a tsundere development here

  • Deman Bloodx

    I wanted to hear Lily’s sharp tongue lecturing Rokand.

  • BannedDueToRudeness

    Another POV….I am really starting to dig this POV stuff!!

  • MOHLT

    Or her roommate getting jealous. If her buddy is Lingning that would explain the idiot part…
    Edit: uhhh, I was almost right…

  • Herloct

    Ah, looks like some witch is jelly because Lily has evolved 😅

  • Psychronia

    I assume the traitor comment is a flashback to the moment she found out about her friend.

    So…are we going to see some Lily derr surfacing this chapter?

  • WanSage

    Flashback tiime

  • Kuru-Kuru Phantasma
  • MOHLT

    (preview) She has split personality?

    • VerneJules

      Either that or it’s a flashback, maybe. I don’t know. Or maybe the “mothers” could speak, “Why did you boil and kill our children!?” (with a miniature voice) 😄

  • Raufgar

    [Teaser] Oh? This sounds like someone’s jealous of the attention Lily paid to Roland, after saying she’s not interested…

  • Kuq Ku

    I wonder what this is going to be about, she is an idiot Ill give her that much. I cant stand emo rebellious teens, they make my palms itchy to smack their heads, along with their surly pita mouths that dont know when to shutup.

  • Kik Heirtothestar

    what’s with that “traitor” ? O.o

  • 『Kumagawa Misogi』

    Traitor vs idiot

  • Neruz

    Oh my, that teaser and that title do not match at all.