Raid on the Capital – Chapter 30

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Chapter 30 – Lyris’ Determination (Opening)

Lepes died…

When Alec and I headed to the hut that was described, we found his corpse left in a miserable state. He was cool-headed, and always prioritised efficiency. I hated him, but his death came as a shock to me. No matter what kind of person they might have been, it’s never a good feeling to have a comrade die.

I hated his guts, but he was a respectable warrior. He was passionate and motivated in the fight against the demons, and he was deeply loyal to the organisation. I’m sure he ignored his wounds, and fought until he died. The gruesome wounds told of his fight.

It’s the sort of end you would expect him to have. I offered a prayer for the last moments of a gallant warrior.

After that, Alec and I buried his remains, and then decided to return to Headquarters. When we did, we witnessed a girl confronting a werewolf.

We immediately hid, and heard a shocking truth. From the conversation the two exchanged, the girl was the Evil God, and had defeated a number of officers belonging to the invading demon force.

“So that’s Camilla’s boss?”

“Quite likely.”

That kind of girl is the terrifying enemy?

I was finding it hard to believe, but the fact was that she was confronting the werewolf. Apparently the werewolf was going to use his strongest ability on this girl. His mana violently increased.

“Kuh-! This power… Ain’t it a match for that Camilla?”

“Yeah. It’s probably true what he said about getting a temporary boost during a full moon.”

“Oi, even Camilla alone was trouble… To think even that werewolf――”

“Lyris, this is bad. It’s Camilla’s group! They’re heading this way.”

“Roger. Let’s disp――Wha-!?”

Why!? Why was Jessica there?

I was in shock. Jessica was laying not far from the Evil God. Because I was concentrating on the confrontation between Evil God and werewolf, at first I didn’t notice. But it was definitely Jessica.

Was Jessica done in…?

No, her chest was still faintly moving up and down. She was just unconscious, it seems.

“Oi, hurry up! If they arrive here, we won’t be able to leave whenever we want!”

“I know. But, Jessica is here. My best friend is here.”

“Kuh-, I know that you’re faithful to your friendships, but give up just this one time. It’s absolutely impossible to save her.”

Alec gave me a cool-headed judgement. Yeah. I know. With that werewolf’s current mana, it’s impossible to butt in. I know that it’s hopeless.


“Alec, you go first! I’m staying!”

“Lyris, cut it out!”

“No matter what you say, I’m staying. I can’t abandon Jessica. Now go. Hurry up and――”

“No need. It’s too late now.”

Alec’s expression was gloomy.

I see. So they’re here already.

Straining every nerve in my body to the limit, I carefully examined the surroundings. Thick mana signatures appeared all around.

Kuh-, this is the special atmosphere of a demon.

Camilla and her group of demons had already arrived.

Not only that, every one of them was bad news. Compared to them, the demons we’ve fought so far were like infants.

“Alec, these guys…”

“Yeah. They’re on another level to every demon we’ve fought in the past. Even their grunt soldiers are probably stronger than Bebe.”

“W-, With these guys here, doesn’t look like we can move.”

“Yeah. Looks like we can only wait here.”

Alec and I held our breaths in the bushes.

The fight was beginning. The Evil God fired magic at the werewolf. And then without being able to do a thing, the werewolf was annihilated without a trace.

I don’t even have words. What power…

It blew away the experiences I had always relied on. Something different to any of the existing magic systems. A mass of destruction and chaos that you could even call the primordial building blocks of all elements. And an ultimate power that I couldn’t even describe in words.

I’ve jumped into deathzones plenty of times. I’ve experienced some battles with far superior enemies, and it was common for me to resolve myself to die. Even though I believed I could keep my calm as a warrior no matter what I faced…

The scene before me alone, caused my fear to become unbearable.

W-, What is that?

That werewolf was even more powerful than Bebe. During a full moon, it’s mana even approached Camilla’s. And yet it was destroyed in a hit. A single hit.

Evil God Tilea. She just looks like a blonde-haired blue-eyed beauty. Her face is familiar somehow, but I can’t place it. All I can say is that her overflowing mana was enough to change her from an angel to a demon.

If I move, won’t I die!?

I can’t move. If I move even a finger, that devil will notice me.

Just how long have we been frozen here? Objectively, probably, not too long.

After the Evil God gave a speech to rouse her army, they dispersed, and we could finally move again. But still, that speech… Didn’t she just declare that she would conquer the world!?

Her subordinates had listened in zeal. Understandable, after her display of power. Demons are drawn by absolute strength. I’m sure her army fanatically worships her.

“Alec. C-, Can you believe this?”

“We immediately evacuate… With a monster like that, far from fighting, even confronting would be dangerous.”

Alec had a cold sweat. Despite the fact that he’s the absolute calmest one of our team. But looking at that monster made me agree. She was frightening enough that even the terrifying Camilla looked like a child in comparison.

“Alec, I’ll say it as much as you want, but I’m not gunna withdraw. I’m gunna save her.”

“Lyris, it’s impossible to rescue your friend. If we don’t at least call for reinforcements and prepare, we’ll just die in vain.”

“No, if I’m late to save her, her life will be in danger.”

“Lyris! E-, Even after seeing that, you’re still saying these stupid things!?”

Alec shouted at me with a tragic expression. He was prepared to use force if I didn’t listen.

“Please. I’m begging you. Please don’t stop me. Jessica… Jessica is the only one I can’t abandon.”

Alec looked up at the sky. I glared at Alec, letting him know that even if he tried to stop me, it would be useless.

“Huu~ Fine then. I’ll help too.”

“Alec, I’m sorry.”

“But promise me this. You won’t chase too far. When I decide that we’re in danger, we withdraw.”

“…Got it.”

Together with Alec, we stealthily pursued the Evil God. We continued to follow her without being noticed. It was so dangerous, that it made every past mission look boring in comparison.

The Evil God continued to move with Jessica in her arms.

Is she heading back to Headquarters?

“Alec, could it be…”

“Yeah. She’s going back to Headquarters. She probably intends to mix in with the civilians.”

“Is that even possible?”

“Try Searching her mana. Not only the Evil God, every member of this army has mana on the level of your ordinary person. It’s shocking how far they’ve suppressed their mana.”

“I-, It’s true. Then, like this, nobody would even know they were demons.”

“Lyris, it’s getting more and more important that we report back.”

“Alec, what now? If they mix with the civilians, it’ll be difficult to find them.”

“…Alright. It’s dangerous, but let’s memorise the mana of the Evil God.”

“Isn’t that too dangerous? Maybe we shouldn’t…”

“No, it’s dangerous, but it’s worth doing. We don’t even know if they’ll stay in the Capital. If they kept their mana suppressed and then disappeared beyond our borders, it would be impossible to ever find them. We only have this chance while the Evil God is still suppressing her mana.”

“Got it. You’re right. If we remember the wavelength, then we can find her no matter where she goes.”

“Lyris, watch the surroundings.”

“Roger. But don’t overdo it. The Evil God is unfathomable.”

Alec activated Trace. Every person has a different mana wavelength. If you succeed in examining their mana, you can grasp their location, and even teleport to them. Even if I fail to save Jessica now, as long as I know where she is, I can try again.

Please succeed!

Alec concentrated every fibre of his being to Search, and he began sweating like crazy.

This was him giving his absolute everything.

Will he succeed…?


“You’re watching me, aren’t you!”

A sudden shout came from the Evil God.

W-, What? That was a totally different voice to the earlier girl’s voice. What’s going on?

All I can say is that the Evil God noticed our Search.

“T-, This is bad. It looks like she noticed. Alec, we should retreat for…”

“Agugu… C-, Can’t be. Hii… Y-You-, i-impossible…”

“A-, Alec?”

What’s happening? It’s the first time I’ve ever seen Alec like this.

Just what the hell did he see inside the Evil God?

“Alec, get it together! We’re running now!”

“Ah, hii, haa, aaahh…”

“Alec! Lepes, Vera, our comrades died in this fight, yanno! I-, If you act like this, they’ll turn in their graves!”

I slapped him. With unfocused eyes, he turned my way.

“Hahh, hahh, s-, sorry. It’s impossible for me. A-, After seeing something like that, I can’t fight. I can’t fight.”

“Anyway, the Evil God is coming our way. Hurry up and move!”

“Hahh, hahh, hahh, I-, I’m done for.”

“Stop whining and move!”

I forcefully pulled on his arm, but he brushed me off.


“B-, But…”

“Hahh, hahhh. Y-, You want to save your friend, right! Then first you need to survive!”

At his scream, I began to run.


I heard Alec’s death cry.

But I didn’t turn to look. I can’t stop. If I stop, I’ll have wasted Alec’s sacrifice. I circulated all my mana and used speed enhancement magic and ran.

S-, Sorry, Jessica. I can’t save you right now.

I was naive. Because I asked for the impossible, Alec lost his life. I’m calm now. To defeat the Evil God, I need to come back with a plan. Until then, wait for me. I’ll definitely save you, Jessica.

First is to return to the Decarabia[Demon Destroying Pentagram] headquarters.

And then, I have to let them know that the Demon King is back, and that she’s a girl called Tilea. The emergency teleportation circle that connects there is just ahead.

As long as I can make it there…

A little more, just a little more――



As I was running at full speed, a magic bullet suddenly came from ahead. I managed to barely avoid it, but that was basically a fluke. The next time it comes, I don’t have the confidence to avoid it.

Who is it?

The silhouette of a person appeared before me. One eye was fiery red, while the other was icy blue. On top of that she had red ears too. Like a cat.

“A beastman? No, not just a beastman. The strength of that magic bullet… A demon?”

I immediately prepared to fight.

“Hmm~ So close. I’m a demon, but not just a demon.”


“Secret Technique, Air Asia[Super Demonic Hand Magic Strike]. Kuku, I bet you thought you dodged it. But you’re already dead.”


My body swayed, and lost its power. Blood was flowing from every part of me.

W-, When did she!?

T-, This is bad. I know what this means from my warrior’s experience. It’s fatal.

“Kyaha♪ What a shame. But nobody can know Zorg-sama’s secret and live.”

“Hahh, hahh, y-, you…”

“What~? Do you want to know who I am? Kyaha♪ Okay~ I’ll tell you. You’re going to die, anyway. I’m one of the Six Demon Generals――No, the Viceroy of the New Demon King Army, Luxembourg.”

“Hahh, hahh, t-, the Viceroy of, the D-, Demon King… Army?”

“Yep, isn’t that a great memory to take to the grave? Well then, I’m busy with Zorg-sama’s defence, so please just die on your own♪”

With that, the finishing strike came from Luxembourg. And then, with a satisfied expression, she disappeared into the night.

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66 thoughts on “Raid on the Capital – Chapter 30”

      1. i thought i did xD “1st” doesnt count i guess Q-Q
        also is Tilea more powerful then demon king zorg? or is it equal if its the same person(ie: zorg is inside)


      2. Yeah, not funny anymore. It’s kind of depressing, this chapter… What? You wasn’t talking about this chapter? I think I read too much Tilea’s Worries…


      3. That’s because unlike screaming FIRST! and fail to get it, there’s no ‘punishment’ for trying to test the waters.

        We should rename all of them to ‘the coward’, just to make it fair to ‘the loser’s

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    1. Yep. The first time was right after she defeated the 3 delinquents and Luxembourg attempted to assassinate her along with Timu and Niel. The Demon King rose up then and stopped her, then filled her in on what he was doing.

      I guess she’s been shadowing Tilea ever since?

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    2. The demon king is Tilea though… So it is more like a split personality. But damn, so Lyris died? Well, I guess she will be revived in some manner later?


    1. I think they explained that the sealed demon souls were like parasites in the soul of others.
      When they’re unsealed, they destroy the host’s soul and take over the body.
      Apparently, Tilea has her chuuni soul and the Demon King’s soul. And apparently they coexist instead of fighting for dominance.


        1. Yeah, it seems more like a red herring. This novel bases everything on misunderstandings… which is why it is logical for the single biggest plot point of the story being exactly what it seems. Tilea is demon king. There are no “two souls” Just a single chunnii soul.

          The misunderstanding comes from Lux.

          The demon king has shown that they can already take control of the body and do whatever they feel like. If the really wanted too they could have just contacted that armored guy.

          No, what did they do instead? They stopped Lux and told her she could be the Viceroy if she just kept her distance and made sure that nobody found out about her. I.E, Zorg just wants to have a normal relaxing life with his favorite pet/little sister Timu. The demon Lord in other words most likely just want to Larp.


  1. “Alec, you go first! I’m saying!”

    From the context, I would say she most likely said “staying” and not “saying”

    Thanks for the chapter :)
    Seeing how this is the opening chapter of “Lyris’ Determination” I guess she doesn’t die from that attack.
    But I also suppose she won’t be able to give that information since then Tilea’s activity in the capital (managing a restaurant and flirting with an elf) would become difficult.

    Also, what is the demon king’s goal?
    If he wanted to take over the world, he could have just used the first Demon King Army.
    So why did he have Luxembourg create a new army and why is he letting Tilea do whatever she wants to do?
    So many questions…

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    1. Because he is Tilea and he wants exactly what we have beem shown that he/she wants. Demon Lord Tilea just wants to live a relaxing normal life with his little sister.


    1. Why? Tilia/Zorg just wants to lead a relaxing normal life. Then again he is chunnii do he might summon a hero and have them level up if he wants to Larp as demon Lord again. Just summon some random person, maybe even somebody from Japan and then increasingly raise their mana level until they at least have 10million in mana points.

      The create some fake demon Lord and raise their mana to a similar level. Then sit back and relax as your other personality get to experience their romantic rpg dream that you remember from Japanese novels.


  2. I don’t underastand what happened…
    so tilea is a otaku reincarnated, and this i know.
    i always thought that she really was the evil god (in the new world), and the demon king was another being. But now people are saying she is the demon king? why?
    Why is the beastman there?

    help please~


    1. I don’t get what is so confusing. When Zorg died he reincarnated in Japan. In fact Chunnii people are all reincarnated from different worlds. Only in Japan he had no power and did not remember his previous life. But if you recall Camilla’s thoughts in the early chapters it is revealed that she always felt a discomfort even before remembering. I.E the same way a Chunnii feels.

      So Zorg here when he reincarnated knows who he is but since he is the demon Lord he has gotten a split personality. However since he is still Tilea the things Tilea wants are things he wants…

      I mean, I pretty much figured this out the moment it was revealed that Camilla’s could not cut her sisters neck. It was just way to obvious. Only difference was that I figured that all the demons would realize who she was while she never did.


      1. Nah, no split here. At most her original Zorg personality will just create a fake demon king that some hero can fight amd defeat.


  3. But if she spits out her evil side,will she have enough power to combat Demon king?
    Still I certainly would hope to see them fight it out and Tilea emerging as the winner.


      1. You mean split personality. Not all that evil either, just not really having any feelings one way or another for people he/she doesn’t know. Tilea/Zorg got to know Jessica so instead of killing her she just wiped her memory. Probably plans to make her a future demon general if needed later.


  4. I don’t understand how Zorg is Tillea because based on Timu and the other demon’s reactions, Tillea has a powerlevel way above Zorg’s since they already know about Zorg’s powerlevel yet Tillea makes them quake in fear and Camilia being reborn as Timu didn’t become stronger than her past self so it can be assumed Zorg being reborn as Tillea shouldn’t have become stronger than his past self in anyway.

    So how come Tillea is so powerful. I highly doubt it is because of Zorg and she’s not using any magic that Zorg used because all of Tillea’s magic is plagiarized from Earth and doesn’t resemble anything Zorg and the demons would use.


    1. one of the possibilities is that zorg’s soul is inside tilea but zorg knows he is far weaker than tilea in every sense so instead of taking over the host soul(tilea), he decides to coexist as a sort of parallel mind.

      ofcourse tilea doesn’t do anything about it being an ‘ordinary village girl’ mindset


    2. Did you somehow miss that every single reincarnated demon have in most cases more than doubled their original mana? Camilla originally only had a bit over 100k but now she has around 210k mana. Why would it be different for the Demon Lord? Also since he reincarnated twice his mana should have quadrupled.


  5. Well…. really… I’m really disgusted with this whole “demon king soul inside MC creeping behind the scenes”. I know this is too light-hearted to ever be serious, but still… I just hope that his power is actually far inferior to Tilea and he’s just leeching a bit but can’t do anything and will never be able to. I also hope that he’ll get erased later on from her soul.


    1. Dude, there is nothing creeping inside of her. She is the Demon Lord… Or did you not understand this? Look at Tilea’s memories from Japan. The way she thought back then was exactly how a demon Lord would think.


  6. Thanks for the chapter.
    Great as always.
    So Tilia is actually the reincarnation of 2 souls…hhmm, so we won’t be getting any Tilia vs. Demon King chapter.


    1. Wrong. Tilea is a soul that has reincarnated twice. Zorg reincarnated as her in Japan, died and then reincarnated back in his original world ad Tilea. Honestly why am I the only person that has figured this out?


  7. so my theroy is: Demon king was not sealed but send to another world. There he reincarnated as a NEET. Then after death, for some reason (likely Truck-kun magic) he was reincarnated as Tilea. Now he only is in Tileas subconciosness, and can controll parts of her magic.


    1. YES! Finally a person thay gets it! The demon Lord is Tilea and wishes to keep his other personality unaware so that he/she can enjoy a normal life with a cute little sister. It is in fact extremely likely that he was the one that forced Camilla to reincarnate as his little sister because he felt she was perfect ad s younger sister.


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