As the Monster Lord, Alice possesses extreme physical strength as well as dangerous magic, namely Omega Blaze, Frost Ozma, and Monster Lord’s Cruelty. She is also very analytical and adaptable to most situations, allowing her to read her opponent’s abilities and tactics then use that knowledge to turn the tables to her favor. In addition, she is capable of inflicting numerous status ailments through her eyes, causing Luka to call her a “walking altered status machine.” She is also capable of teleportation and flight. Her sexual skill is also proven to be top-notch, using every part of her body to rape a man and bring him to ecstasy within a matter of seconds.
Alice ends up becoming the traveling companion of the protagonist Luka and accompanies him on his journey to create a world where humans and monsters can coexist. Alice is first encountered on Ilias' birthday when Luka finds her lying unconscious in a crater. Prior to this, Ilias’s message to Luka is interrupted as she neglects attending Luka’s baptism. Alice, while inside Luka's house, says “I owed her for giving me so many wounds… Goddess that Created the World… how stupid.”, which indicates that Ilias attacked her, of which Luka is completely oblivious. Additionally, Alice mentions that she was just leaving Hellgondo in order to start her adventure as a traveling gourmet, and Ilias most likely attacked her in order to bring her and Luka together as a part of the goddess’s master plan. However, Alice later admits that she attacked Ilias as the latter came down to earth to give her blessing to the new heroes, but was no match for the Goddess.
Alice follows Luka on both a gourmet and sightseeing tour of the world, as well as finding the cause behind the Slaughter of Remina. Being a snake monster, she is prone to gluttony as thoughts of food often dominate her free thinking. She often berates Luka for his ignorance and lack of ability. Although she has claimed several times that she will not aid Luka in his battles against monsters (refusing to lay a hand on her “cute subordinates”), she provides him with both combat and endurance training that exponentially increases his power. On rare occasions, she intervenes with a fight, providing Luka with the advantage needed to be victorious. By the end of Chapter 2, she is Luka’s partner in battle, closest friend, and lover.
Behind Alice’s strong minded exterior is a traumatized individual who wishes to fix the mistake that she made when she was a child and bring peace to both monsters and humans.
Her mother, Alice XV (Fifteenth), had a dream of coexistence between humans and monsters, however she believed that she would have to sacrifice herself in order to achieve this goal. During an imminent battle with several heroes who invaded her castle; she locked her daughter in a magic-reinforced cell that was supposedly unbreakable, then left to confront the Heroes. She was slain by Marcellus, Lazarus, Merlin and Karen, but seemingly did not relent against the humans as she believed the fight was necessary. After realizing the Monster Lord’s intentions, they prepared to announce her wishes. However, a young Alice XVI came and went berserk after seeing her dead mother, unintentionally ruining her mother’s plan by killing Merlin and Karen, blinding Marcellus, and crippling Lazarus' arm. Karen was a woman whom Marcellus and Lazarus both loved, and her death led them to found Ilias Kreuz out of vengeance.
She was then raised by Tamamo, the tutor for the Monster Lords from the fifth generation. However, she was bullied by kitsunesduring this time; Tamamo rationalizes that this was one of her methods in raising the Monster Lord, otherwise Alice would turn against humanity. Alice also mentions that she never left the castle at a young age, and was constantly fed second-hand semen in order to survive.
When Alice’s Monster Lord coronation took place, it was a five-way battle royale between herself, Alma Elma, Tamamo, Erubetie and Granberia. Alma Elma left the match early purely on a whim, Tamamo and Erubetie KO’d each other and Alice was brought “to her knees” by Granberia, but ultimately came out on top after she saw every move that the dragonkin had at her disposal. Alice then formed the Four Heavenly Knights from the combatants to keep power in check. As the Monster Lord, no monster dares revolt against her.
At some point after becoming Monster Lord, Alice decided to leave Hellgondo to travel the world. On Ilias' birthday Alice attacked Ilias as she descended to give Heroes her blessing. She successfully managed to wound Ilias (who would not appear for the baptisms due, according to Alice during Chapter 3, to her vanity; as she did not want her heroes to see her with a wound) before being easily overwhelmed and blown away; crash landing on the Ilias Continent, near Ilias Village. Shortly after her crash landing, Luka found Alice unconscious in a crater, and he opts to either ignore her or help her.
If he ignores, Luka runs off to be baptized by Ilias, only to find out she did not appear. He mysteriously wanders back to where he found Alice, and with a grown hatred for humanity, attacks him. She easily overpowers Luka, who monologues that “strong” hardly describes her, then proceeds to rape him with an opening at the tip of her tail, and finally kills him.
If Luka decides to help her, she wakes up and begins to ask Luka about her whereabouts and who he is. He can either choose to answer honestly, lie, or say nothing at all.
Should he try to lie (saying she just ascended to heaven and died, and then claim to be a slime) or not responding will lead to her hypnotizing him to speak, which he does in an overly pathetic manner.
As Luka leaves to be baptized, Alice coils around him and asks why he did not strike her when he had the chance. He reveals his dreams of coexistence, which intrigues her, however she claims that the idea is merely silly and insults him. She releases him, but Ilias does not show up to baptize him, leaving Luka depressed.
Alice then appears to Luka in his house, much his surprise. He asks her who she is, how she found his house, why she came there, and even asks who she is. After all the questions, she continues berating baptism and heroism, hinting to have been responsible for Ilias not appearing at his baptism, stating the goddess attacked her, something that Luka is too stupid to notice despite the obvious hint. Alice then rudely demands food, something that Luka is forced to comply with (either willingly or unwillingly; the latter resulting Alice hypnotizing Luka where he finds nothing in his kitchen due to emptying it out for his journey and attempts to offer himself as food, much to Alice's dismay and releases him from her hypnosis), though she is impressed with the seasoning on just dry meat. Even after not being baptized by Ilias, Alice is able to convince Luka to continue his journey, and she decides to accompany him as a traveling gourmet. However, she wonders how long he can cling onto his “silly belief” of coexistence, and notes that she will abandon him once he drops it. Additionally, she insults him by calling him a “fake hero” and an “idiot”. Before they leave, she reveals her name, something Luka thinks is far too innocent-sounding for someone like her.
Traveling to IliasburgEdit
After chasing off a Slug Girl, Luka berates Alice for leaving him alone to fight the Slug Girl; Alice warns him that she is not his ally, and is merely observing him. She refuses to partake in battle against other monsters and hides from them, and if Luka fails to put up a fight, she will abandon him. Alice also isn't happy that Luka made a huge mistake in that fight: he threw away all their salt, so he can't season their food properly.
However, her worries aren’t correct, as Luka still manages to season her food the way she likes it, even without salt. After dinner, she then notes how poor his swordplay is and decides to teach him his first skill: Demon Decapitation. She also tips that using Guard against enemies that prepare threatening attacks will ultimately dodge said attack. Alice also teaches him the functions of SP. She then instructs him to use Demon Decapitation; Luka aims it at Alice but she dodges it with ease, and then calls him an idiot for thinking he could hit her.
After training, Alice notices Luka’s Keepsake Ring, sensing something faint from it. This ends up leading to a conversation about Luka’s deceased mother and father and in return he asks about Alice’s motives. She then makes him hold onto the World Traveler, a 500 year old book which is the ultimate guide for any adventurer or gourmet, but being a very old item, Luka assumes the information is outdated.
The next morning, after finishing breakfast, Luka prays to Ilias due to it being one of her commandments. This disgusts Alice, as Ilias' doctrine is a direct contradiction to his ideals of coexistence and tells him at some point he has to drop his beliefs in Ilias in order for his dream to become a complete reality.
Moving onto Iliasburg, Alice mentions that the town has an inn which is famed for its Ama-ama Dango, however as a monster she cannot enter the town. Luka convinces her to disguise herself, otherwise she would not be able to enjoy the luxury.
However, the town is under attack by Granberia, a member of the Four Heavenly Knights. As she attempts to kill Luka for not revealing who taught him Demon Decapitation, Alice steps in and stops her. As Granberia kneels, Alice berates her actions for attacking a town mercilessly and not allowing her to savor the town’s Ama-ama Dango, and orders her to leave. Luka is left dumbfounded by this, leaving Alice to insult him for his obliviousness once again.
Arriving at the inn, the inkeeper agrees to give them the "Hero's Rate" for chasing away the attacking monster, despite Luka's admission that he is not baptised. In the inn, Alice savors the luxurious food and then rapes Luka with a handjob for semen.
The next day, the two search for information about rampant monsters around the area. They encounter Amira, an "unfortunate lamia"; and both are annoyed at her appearance and when Luka attempts to kill her, Alice stops him as his ideals of coexistence need to include her.
When the two leave Iliasburg, Alice takes note of Luka not fighting to the fullest of his abilities in battles. She then gives him the Angel Halo, a sword forged of 666 melted angels and can seal any sort of creature. Almost immediately after he is attacked by an Earthworm Girl which he is able to defeat; sealing her into the form of a regular earthworm. Afterwards, despite his misgivings over the sword's grotesque appearance, Luka thanks Alice for the sword.
When Luka is asked to stop the Four Bandits in the Irina Mountains and hear about a vampire and a dragon involved, Alice teases Luka that he is merely throwing his life away as he is too weak to fight them, but he protests that it is what a hero does. However, when they arrive at the mountains, Alice does not sense the presence of a vampire or dragon, but quickly realizes what it is and urges Luka to finish his quest.
After Luka defeats the bandits, Alice shows up and insults Luka's heroism of defeating a juvenile dragon. She then bluntly makes the bandits cry by saying negative things on what Luka should do, but he responds by making them apologize to the citizens of Iliasburg. Much to their surprise, the town is actually willing to accept them. Luka then receives the Red Orb from Dragon Pup, much to Alice's surprise, but isn’t too troubled as the Blue and Silver are not present, and refuses to tell Luka what they are.
At Happiness Village, Alice insults the female citizens for not standing up to the attacking harpies, relying instead on sending adventurers to do the rigmarole, which is most likely the main cause of their disappearances. Embarrassed, they then realize that they must fight back against the harpies.
Once Luka resolves the whole issue, Alice happily munches away on Happiness Honey. As they leave, the Queen Harpy asks Alice something, to which she swiftly replies that she is merely a traveling gourmet. The harpy leaves it at that, leaving Luka dumbfounded.
Traveling to IliasportEdit
Fending off a Leech Girl on the road to Iliasport, the two set up camp. Luka then tells the story of how Heinrich defeated the Monster Lord 500 years ago, which annoys Alice for telling a story of a monster being slain right in front of another monster. Alice laments over the current Monster Lord losing her way about humans (foreshadowing her past) and even claims knows the current Monster Lord who may be “closer than Luka thinks”, which confuses him.
She then decides to teach him Bloody Fissure Thunder Thrust, or just Thunder Thrust having omitted the first part. Alice tells Luka about the skill’s “horrid, bloody” backstory, which disturbs the fake hero.
The night before they enter the Treasure Cave, Alice attempts to teach Luka Meditation. When Luka questions the utility and feasibility of meditation in battle, she chides him and notes that according to legend the Fallen Angel Erigora was capable of using Meditation in battle to heal her wounds and recover her stamina. Shortly after she mentions this, Luka notes that using Meditation seems to have actually healed him as well, much to her shock and horror as it is completely abnormal.
In the cave, Luka learns of Alice's fear of ghosts when he mentions the cave might be haunted by them. Despite her fervent denial of fearing ghosts, she nonetheless clings onto him and then scurries away when a Kitsune shows up.
When Luka encounters the Mimic, he is confused whether to open it or not, and notices Alice disappeared. If he opens it then defeats her, Alice chides him as a treasure chest in the middle of a cave is obviously a trap. If he ignores the chest, Alice praises him for ignoring the trap.
After Luka dominates Nanabi with his angelic powers, Alice is surprised and informs him of what happened, telling him he should keep fighting while asleep.
Just then, Tamamo, another member of the Four Heavenly Knights, appears and accidentally reveals that Alice is the Monster Lord, Alipheese XVI. After Tamamo leaves, Alice mentions that she wasn’t hiding it; he was simply too stupid to notice the obvious hints (the Evaluation, Granberia kneeling before Alice, Queen Harpy attempting to ask about her status, “the Monster Lord being closer than Luka thinks”). As the Monster Lord, she proclaimed that “only in self-defense are you allowed exert power” to her minions, however many ignored her law or interpreted it in another way. Luka questions her motives, and she responds that it’s the same, adding on that she also wants to find out the cause behind the Slaughter of Remina and states that monsters were also massacred as well. With the ultimate enemy in front of her, she asks Luka what he would do.
If Luka chooses to fight, Alice quickly disarms him as her lower body opens up, revealing hideous tentacles. In a vore scene, she sticks Luka in her lower opening and devours him.
Believing that the Monster Lord isn’t his enemy and is not evil, Luka states that if the Monster Lord were to be defeated, the rest of her minions would be confused. Continuing their journey, Luka acknowledges that she won’t lay a hand on her “cute little subordinates” and is merely someone who is traveling with him.
En Route to SentoraEdit
Returning to Iliasport, Alice hypnotizes the captain to sail them to Sentora and explains to Luka about her magic eyes.
While on the boat, she teaches Luka Demon Skull Beheading. Alice then examines his Keepsake Ring, but notes that it does not seem to be related to his hidden powers. She theorizes that Luka may be a male descendant of a monster, something extremely rare, but not entirely unheard of. Alice also states she feels Luka's mother's worries and thoughts on the ring, but since she can't actually feel her power, she may be definitely human.
Suddenly, the chilly winds stir as the Poseidon’s Bell rings, and an intruder boards: Alma Elma, another one of the Four Heavenly Knights. Acting a representative for monsters world-wide, she asks her lord if she can execute Luka as an act of “self-defense”; Alice simply responds that she doesn’t care. When Luka ‘defeats’ the Succubus Queen, Alice allows her to retreat.
Upon reaching Port Natalia, Alice proceeds to calm Luka down after his encounter with Lazarus, who blew up the mermaid school. At the inn, Luka explains what Ilias Kreuz is to her. Afterwards, she then proceeds to rape him with a tailjob.
After sleeping at the inn, the two exit the Port and continue on west to San Ilia, where Luka plans to meet the San Ilia King to receive advice on how to defeat the Four Heavenly Knights. When they arrive and Luka signs up for a meeting with the king, he informs Alice of one of her commandments “Point your sword at the Goddess and thou shalt cry” when they pass by a statue of Goddess Ilias, which Alice is annoyed with. She then informs him of a rumor about Ilias ripping out souls and confining them somewhere if humans were to disobey her laws.
Shortly before they decide to exit the castle, a guard captain tells Luka the King has requested to see him. Upon meeting the San Ilia King, he tells Luka to search for three sages, pass their trials, and claim the Goddess Sword - said to make even the Monster Lord bow before it; however, Alice scornfully looks at it and does not kneel. When Luka is shown the sword, Alice calls the San Ilia King’s wisdom a “crapload” and “blasphemy” and shatters the blade, traumatizing the King and rendering him catatonic. Alice then tells Luka the true hero’s path; he must find the Four Spirits and receive their blessings, only then shall Luka receive mighty power. Luka seems a bit doubtful, but Alice reminds him that there is no point to fulfilling the King’s quest as the Goddess Sword is already shattered.
Alice and Luka head into the San Ilia Library to locate the Four Animists and their Sources, a book containing information about the Four Spirits. However, a trio of monsters pop out from the book, claiming that they are under the order of the Monster Lord to defend the book. While Luka fights them, Alice uses books about Ilias to make a bonfire in order to cook her potatoes.
After the defeat of the first monster, Page 17, Luka asks Alice about the monsters actions and their claims; she responds that monsters often use the term “Monster Lord” as an excuse. This then gives her a flashback of a few years prior when Alice really did order Pages 17, 257, and 65537 to protect the Four Animists and their Sources to prevent a human from misusing it; 65537 asks why they don't burn it, to which Alice firmly responds that she dislikes burning books (which is ironic). After remembering all of this, Alice quickly claims that she doesn’t know anything - Luka calls it suspicious although he does not pursue it as it wouldn’t lead him anywhere.
Before he fights Page 65537, Alice warns him with her “amazing intuition” that the final monster is very powerful; even when Luka defeats her, Page 65537 is revealed to have an immunity to sealing, although her weakness is fire; luckily, Alice accidentally burns her potatoes which sets the library ablaze, defeating the book monster once and for all. The guards appear and try to put out the fire, prompting Luka and Alice to leave. Alice apologizes for setting the library on fire, as fire is something she also tries to avoid in her castle library, and gives him the Four Animists and their Sources when he accidentally left it behind. He initially thanks her, but stops midway as she caused the fire, though he does forgive her as she is truly sorry.
After leaving the castle, Amira appears and mentions ghosts which the kids playing around also mention; Alice once again sternly refutes their existence however. After they leave, she continues denying it and urges Luka to head straight to the Forest of Spirits for the wind spirit Sylph.
Back in Port Natalia, after Luka accepts Meia’s request on helping her and her lover to get married, Alice helps guide him in the Southern Seas to find the Kraken while giving him rather useless tips on fighting the Sea Anemone Girl and Anglerfish Girl. Along the way, Alice informs him that there are two requirements for lamias in her clan to get married; the male must be stronger than the female, and the man must want to marry her.
During the fight with Kraken, when Luka’s attacks prove ineffective against her Absolute Water Defense, Alice briefly shows up uses her magic eyes to put Luka to sleep, unlocking Luka’s hidden powers, and allowing him to crush the Kraken and her defenses. Alice returns when the Kraken loses the will to fight and uses her Eyes of Recovery to awaken Luka. After Kraken weds Meia and her lover and all three give their respective “blessings”, Kraken asks if Alice is the Monster Lord, despite Alice having invoked her title to bless the couple mere moments prior.
When they decide to head to the Haunted Manor, Alice once again shows her obvious fear towards ghosts, and becomes separated from Luka. She falls into a small crypt and Luka later finds her praying to escape from the ghosts. After being informed of Chrome's nefarious schemes, Alice blows up a coffin containing the necromancer and bitch slaps Chrome with her tail. Chrome pleads for mercy and promises to never again scare Alice and flees.
After Chrome leaves, the ghostly spirits whose bodies were possessed by her appear, causing Alice to faint. Luka pulls her out of the mansion where he meets a strange woman in a lab coat who recognizes Alice as the Monster Lord, and then leaves afterward. Upon recovering in San Ilia, she urges Luka to leave the ghostly infested kingdom with blank eyes.
Forest of SpiritsEdit
Setting up camp before entering the Forest of Spirits, Alice gets annoyed with Luka for telling a story of the origin of the Monster Lord to a Monster Lord. Alice corrects the story, saying that the founder was an equal counterpart to Ilias and descended from the heavens to live amongst the creatures of the world, eventually returning to the heaven after entrusting the title of Monster Lord to the second generation. Alice also teaches Luka Death Sword Chaos Star, which strongly resembles Ninefold Rakshasa.
When Luka parades into the Forest of Spirits, Alice refuses to enter, as it would send panic amongst the fairy inhabitants.
After he leaves and acquires Sylph's power, a bizarre monster known as the Chimera Dryad shows up; Alice says she does not even know of such a creature. The Chimera Dryad mindlessly attacks both Luka and Alice, prompting her to use Omega Blaze against it in retaliation, however the creature does not flinch, much to her shock. Luka convinces Alice to let him handle it as it is his duty as a hero; Alice warns him to be careful. A long battle ensures with Luka as the victor. Alice returns and theorizes that the Chimera Dryad is some sort of parasitic creature that infected a female human.
En Route to Sabasa CastleEdit
The two decide to journey to the Safina region to the Sabasa Castle. Along the way, Alice catches some scorpions and convinces Luka to cook them for her, much to his chagrin and horror (due to his battle with a Scorpion Girl just moments prior).
After accepting a quest from the Sabasa King to rescue his kidnapped daughter Sara, the two decide to head to the inn. At the inn; Alice confronts Luka about his beliefs and why he believes he must die for them. Luka tells her about his father and explains his connection with Ilias Kreuz. Luka believes he must die in order to repent, but Alice tells him off, saying the crimes of the father do not extend to the child. After Alice encourages Luka, she proceeds to rape him with her breasts.
Heading to the Pyramid for the Sabasa King’s request, Alice decides to stay outside. Prior to completing the request, Alice demands a feast as a reward and happily attacks her dish.
Right after entering the Safaru Ruins, Alice licks a rock and confirms that animists did once live there, which Luka defines as “the final skill learned by a glutton.” Once again refusing to help, Alice leaves Luka to pursue the spirit on his own.
Once he recruits Gnome, Alice returns and informs him that using the power of the earth is much harder than the power of wind. She mentions that the next two spirits, Undine and Salamander, have higher combat experience than Sylph and Gnome, and hints something special about Salamander but refuses to reveal it.
En Route to Grand Noah CastleEdit
When Luka and Alice head to the Noah region and Grand Noah Castle, Alice convinces Luka to head to Yamatai Village to try out their cuisines. Shortly after that, a Centaur Girl appears and attacks.
After Luka defeats the Centaur Girl, Alice decides to cook for the night. Her attempts to make dinner herself culminate in a battle against Nabe, which she utterly annihilates. She was never taught cooking skills, but was only taught how to become the Monster Lord. She reveals that she was tutored by Tamamo. During the night, Alice attempts trains Luka once again. Unfortunately, this time he is unable to learn anything, so Alice tells him the story of Heinrich using the Four Spirits to defeat the 8th Monster Lord, also known as Black Alice.
Before entering the Grand Noah Castle, the two come across a nun. Alice calls her out for having such a poor disguise and the nun reveals herself to be a Lamia. The nun is in fact devoted to Ilias, which seems to be a rather difficult position for a monster to be in. She informs them that the north is less harsh to monsters, which also prompts Alice to drop her guise.
Upon reaching Grand Noah Castle, they learn humans and monsters coexist peacefully in the town, with many stores in the town run by monster proprietors. While searching for information, Alice spots a tail ribbon that matches her clothes in a display of monster accessories in the Tool Shop. Although he comments that the the accessories are quite expensive, Luka buys it for her; he decides the money was worth it when he sees how happy Alice is. After heading to the inn, Luka asks Alice about the flower on her head and she explains that it is a part of her body. She uses her hair and the flowers to rape Luka for “nutrients.”
Grand Noah ColosseumEdit
The following morning, they head to the Grand Noah Colosseum. Their commentary on the outcome of a battle between a Minotauros and a Centaur catches the eye of the Grand Noah Queen, who has disguised herself as an noblewoman. When a Dullahan and a male human fight, the monster immediately takes advantage of the human; disgusted, the Grand Noah Queen leaves and invites them to her hall where she recruits Luka to fight in the upcoming Queen’s Cup in order to restore the Colosseum’s former honor.
After Luka defeats the Cerberus in the semifinals, Alice appears and tries to persuade Luka into forfeiting the next match against a powerful unknown monster named “Kyuba” (who is actually Alma Elma), despite being as strong as one of her "teeth".
If Luka agrees to forfeit, he becomes afraid of many monsters and Alice leaves him, prompting a Game Over.
Luka sternly declines and Alice leaves him to fight his next match.
On the way to Yamatai Village, Alice and Luka become separated when she leaves him to play in the snow on the mountain. After Luka defeats a Yuki-onna, Alice saves him before he freezes to death and carries him over the mountain.
Before they proceed to the village, Alice suggests that they take a snack break. Just when Luka pulls out food, a Nekomata peers out from the corner and begs for the Grilled Sea Anemone. If he gives it to her, he will receive the Nekomata’s Bell, although he’ll be concerned that Alice might be mad for giving away food. If he refuses and then seals the Nekomata, Alice attempts to pet the monster, only for it to hiss and run away when Luka assumes she’s trying to eat the sealed cat. Luka asks if she likes cats, on which Alice nervously responds that she does like anybody else.
While at the village, the villagers appeal to Alice as the “Mighty Snake” and give her food offerings. The chief appears and informs them of a monster named Yamata no Orochi who demands human sacrifices once every year. Alice agrees to root out the monster.
While looking for some information in the village, Luka stumbles upon Tamamo, who is also freeloading from the villagers but she considers Yamatai Village to be her hometown. Tamamo shoos away Alice who picks one of her tails and reveals to Luka that she had kitsune bully Alice to prevent her from hating humanity.
That night, Alice appears and gives Luka the Tamamo Ball (which is, in fact, Tamamo herself curled up into a ball), once again refusing to assist and leaves.
Luka soon decides to head to Plansect Village despite Alice’s multiple warnings, which only fueled his curiosity. However, instead of the villagers coexisting as he expected from the village's rumored reputation, the plants and insects are embroiled in a massive war.
Alice briefly appears before Luka after being “seduced” into joining the plant’s side. She tells him that even if she were to order the monsters to stop fighting, war would once again soon arise. Despite her cute subordinates fighting one another, she says that sacrifice is needed in the end for coexistence.
Despite Luka’s triumph over the insects, the plants immediately betray him and continue oppressing the insects. After he defeats their army, Alice appears and tells him that his mistake was only listening to one side. Having lost his path, Alice tells him to follow his own convictions rather than the image of a hero he had used to drive his actions; she reminds him why he took up the sword to fight; to protect the weak who are being bullied by the strong, whether they be human or monster. Luka decides to end the stupid war once and for all.
After Luka defeats the Canaan Sisters and thus ends the war, Alice appears to the self-questioning Luka and explains to him that in all wars everyone becomes blinded by violence and believes themselves to be on the side of justice while the opposing force is evil, and no one is absolute nor clearly definable. She also tells him that despite his mistakes, he should still feel proud for ending the war. After the war, pacifists arrive and begin repairing the damage caused by the war, Alice is a bit surprised at the speed of recovery and tells Luka that despite his reckless actions the issues caused by him are being fixed and also tells him that the sealed monsters should learn from their mistakes, as well as Alice herself, but she refuses to elaborate.
Progressing to the next spirit to recruit; Undine who is at Undine’s Spring, Alice once again decides to wait outside. She tells him that a hidden cave exists, that is reached by stepping into the water. Before he enters, a booming voice echoes from the lake; warning Luka not to enter. Alice recognizes it but refuses to talk about it.
After Luka returns from his rough battle with the Heavenly Knight and Queen Slime Erubetie and successful acquisition of Undine’s power, he notices that Alice has made crude drawings of the “Idiot Fake Hero” in the dirt. She explains to Luka that humans have endangered the slimes by polluting their water, causing their queen to act.
En Route to GrangoldEdit
On the way to the Gold region and Grangold, Alice tells Luka the story about her Monster Lord coronation with her against the soon-to-be Four Heavenly Knights to acquire the throne.
After fighting the Scylla and camping afterward, Alice tries to teach Luka the Serene Mind, but is unsuccessful. Instead, she teaches him Lightning Sword Flash since he has gotten better at using Sylph.
Upon reaching Grangold, they encounter the Golem Girl, which, like the Chimera Dryad, is unknown to Alice.
After they manage to enter the kingdom, they learn about humans "coexistance" with monsters in the city, which in reality manifests as humans using Ant Girls and artificial monsters as slaves. A magical scientist reveals that they have kept the Queen Ant in custody, which surprises Alice.
While resting at the inn, an Automata Girl comes in to provide “service”, which Luka immediately refuses; his refusal leads to Alice “rewarding” him by raping him with a blowjob.
The next morning, the monsters go on a rampage and start attacking humans. Alice tells him to leave it as it is, and let the humans reap what they sow. Luka has the option to disagree and help the humans.
If he does agree to help, Alice later leads Luka down to the castle basement where they run into a scientist; Alice hypnotizes her and she reveals that a strange woman in a lab coat, named Promestein; gave Grangold the technology to contain and control the Queen Ant, and supposedly the Monster Lord. However, recently the machines have stopped working.
Alice leaves to fetch the Grangold King while Luka fights the Queen Ant, who refuses to back down. Alice convinces the Grangold King that he must take action, and drags him back to the castle basement before Luka can deal the finishing blow. The Queen Ant recognizes her Lord, but Alice tells her that it is not important. Alice and Luka eventually convince Queen Ant to stand down, considering how her actions would be viewed by others.
They then decide to head to the Succubus Village where succubi are said to flock on the Purple Sabbath, which is soon occurring. Alice insults the human males as well as Luka, calling them “damn perverts.” At the inn, Alice informs Luka the true nature of the Purple Sabbath; senior succubi arrive in the village and transform the human females into succubi. Not concerned, Alice leaves him to deal with the problem himself.
After Luka defeats and seals all the succubi, he attempts to save the men who were drained to exhaustion. Alice returns and revives the men while accidentally unsealing all of the succubi, but they acknowledge that they cannot defeat Luka. The succubi and the human males agree to coexist, while the revived Lilith recognizes the Monster Lord, mistaking her as the Alipheese the Eleventh.
Luka wants to check out the rumor behind the Lady’s Village where men entering the village mysteriously vanish, while ignoring Alice’s warning that he should stay away. After the women claim there is no truth to the rumor and Luka leaves, Alice appears and asks him if he had noticed something strange in the village; indeed there are no men. When Luka returns, the female inhabitants immediately drop their guise and attack.
He heads to fight the mastermind, Cassandra, before their battle is interrupted by Alice. She reveals that her mother once fought against Cassandra for the Monster Lord's throne and dreamed of coexistence, a dream that Cassandra mentions that Alice herself shares; despite her repeatedly poking holes in Luka’s beliefs through their journey. Cassandra was defeated and left in shame, but now can have some satisfaction by killing her enemy’s daughter. Alice decides to take charge and enact her right as Monster Lord to be the judge, jury and executioner of Cassandra, as it is an issue from the last generation; she hypnotizes Cassandra’s flesh to dissolve her. Cassandra pleads for mercy, but Alice ignores her, stating that she would trample against Cassandra’s beliefs of the strong overcoming the weak, killing her and leaving the village leaderless and empty.
Setting up camp before arriving at Gold Volcano, Alice once again tries to teach Luka Serene Mind, but to noavail once again. Instead, she teaches him Earth Rumbling Decapitation, as his mastery with Gnome has increased.
After entering the volcano, Luka soon comes face-to-face with a Dragon Girl. Before the battle, Alice warns him that he must use Serene Mind or he will lose. In the heated battle, the Dragon Girl pushes Luka to the limit and he finally attains Serene Mind, barely defeating the monster. Shocked Alice claims that his near-death experience “shortened her life”.
Salamander shows up soon after and challenges Luka; before the fight ensues, Alice warns him that Salamander was the one who mentored Granberia, although the fire spirit claims that her student has long since surpassed her.
After impressing Salamander enough to earn her power, Granberia shows up and challenges Luka to a battle. Alice chides Granberia for randomly attacking heroes again, but the Heavenly Knight states that Luka is different than those heroes; he has grown strong and is a warrior she has longed to face. Alice allows this to pass and Luka accepts her challenge. However, despite Luka’s best efforts, Granberia’s abilities prove peerless. Forced to use Death Sword Chaos Star in an attempt to offset her ultimate technique: Vaporizing Rebellion Sword, Luka is defeated, though he manages to wound Granberia, impressing her. Alice convinces Granberia to “let the fruit ripe before picking it”, who retreats and decides to wait for Luka until then.
Luka is then taken to Gold Port where he recovers from his injuries in only one night despite Alice claiming it would take nearly a month. Luka dreams of the sacrifice Alice XV made to four humans for coexistence; a young Alice appears and goes berserk. After he wakes up, Alice is shocked at Luka’s astounding recovery, then teaches him Serene Demon Sword as a reward for the mastery of Serene Mind. However, she warns him that she is unable to teach him Vaporizing Rebellion Sword, as it is a rarely used maneuver.
Looking for a way to enter Hellgondo, the sailors tell Luka that there is no way other than a Garuda Girl, which no longer exists. Alice tells Luka that he must gather the Six Orbs to hatch a Garuda Girl egg, one of which still exists, located in the Bird God Shrine. Luckily, Amira appears and informs them the location of the Six Orbs, and gives Luka the Red, Yellow, and Green ones if he does not have them at this point. Alice points out that the Blue one is in the hands of Kraken and the Silver one in the hands of Poseidoness'.
Search for the Six OrbsEdit
Heading back to Kraken, she mistakes having wed Alice and Luka, much to the Monster Lord’s chagrin. After apologizing, Kraken willingly gives them the orb and wishes them well on their journey.
If Luka did not take Meia’s request and thus had never met Kraken, she refuses to hand over the orb. Alice appears and declares that it was an order from her. After thinking over it, Kraken agrees and expects much from the human the Monster Lord believes in.
After Luka defeats Poseidoness and claims her Silver Orb in the Northern Seas, Poseidoness greets the Monster Lord. A bored Alice then urges Luka on.
Captain Selene’s ShipEdit
While searching for the Purple Orb, they arrive at Gold Port once again and encounter the self-proclaimed granddaughter of the famed Pirate Queen Selene, named Selena. Selena claims that the orb was one of Selene’s treasures, and agrees to take them to Captain Selene’s Ship where the Orb still remains, if they help defeat whatever her grandmother accidentally released from the Calamity Box.
Along the way, Alice discovers Selena is actually Selene’s ghost, frightening her. Shortly afterward, they encounter three Beelzebubs, and Alice explains that Alice I (First) sealed them away many years ago. However, Alice is still frightened by Selene’s ghost. After Luka manages to defeat one of the Beezlebubs, Alice joins him and fights alongside him, stating that it is an issue with a previous generation. Alice promptly kills the other two Beezlebubs and the two are free to collect the Purple Orb.
When Luka hears from a guard in Gold Port that Sara was actually kidnapped by inhabitants of Fairy’s Island, Alice sniffs the letter sent to the Sabasa King and learns that the masterminds behind the kidnapping. However, Alice once again refuses to take part of this. After defeating the Queen Fairy, Queen Elf, and the succubization of Sara, Granberia shows up and attempts to execute Queen Elf for possible rebellion against the Monster Lord, only to be stopped by Sara as the Monster Lord would not want her subordinates attacking each other. The Queen Elf confirms her allegiance with the Monster Lord, and warns them of a monster who claimed herself as Black Alice, who plans to overthrow the current Alice.
Confrontation with LazarusEdit
With the Six Orbs in hand, they proceed to the Bird God Shrine to hatch the egg. However, when they arrive, the egg is missing. Noticing a nearby Ilias Kreuz member sulking about, Luka “persuades” him to reveal that the egg was taken by his comrades to the Ilias Kreuz headquarters at Gold Port; Alice tells Luka not to worry for the egg cannot be destroyed by human hands. Luka decides to march right in and claim the egg; Alice seems worried - not about the egg, but about Luka’s attitude, given his own history with the organization and his father’s role in it.
Upon entering the headquarters, Luka confronts Lazarus who is trying to destroy the egg. He is then told that his father was not killed by a monster, but by Lazarus himself. He also reveals that he and Luka's father were two of the four heroes who defeated Alice’s mother; when Alice went berserk immediately after, she unintentionally killed Merlin and Karen, the latter a women both Marcellus and Lazarus loved. In their grief and anger, the two survivors founded Ilias Kreuz out of revenge; Lazarus clearly bears deep scars from seeing his love torn apart before his eyes: coexistence is impossible when monsters have the power to inflict such horrors upon humans.
Alice soon walks in and interrupt Lazarus’ ranting, but it only takes a moment for her to be recognized by him. Alice tells Lazarus that she too shared the hope for peace with her mother, but Lazarus isn’t willing to listen to the woman who killed his companions – in his eyes, anybody who lies down with a monster is betraying their memory, and that includes Luka’s father. Luka finally snaps and draws his Iron Sword; Lazarus yells to go ahead and kill him, he’d rather die than turn back now. Alice stops Luka, saying that he has no reason to dirty his hands on Lazarus and uses her eyes to turn him to stone instead, denying him his wish to die as a martyr. Before hatching the egg, Alice takes Luka up to a hill overlooking Gold Port to recuperate. With the mental shock getting to him, Luka feels his faith crumbling and says that his “mask” has finally come off. Alice reassures him saying he is a true hero for standing up for the weak and persecuted. After cheering Luka up, Alice finally breaks down and tells him the events that happened before and after her mother's death. She feels she needs to atone for destroying her mother's wish, but Luka tells her that instead of atonement, she’s inheriting her mother’s will just like he is with his father.
After resolving their problems and determination renewed, Alice decides to give Luka an “experience” of the “pleasure of women”, and rapes him via vaginal intercourse in her human form, a loophole to Ilias’s commandment of not having sex with monsters. At the end, Alice reveals that she had just given Luka her virginity and was prohibited from having contact with humans at a young age, being fed second-hand semen.
Onward to HellgondoEdit
On the next day, they head back to Ilias Kreuz to hatch the egg; Alice suddenly remembers that the power of at least two monsters is also needed. Luckily, Amira appears and agrees to help. The two lamias recite words and the egg is successfully hatched. Alice names the newly hatched Garuda Girl “Galda”, a play on her original name. By Alice’s command, the harpy ferries her and Luka to Hellgondo.
As they fly, they are interrupted by a Wyvern who claims to be an aerial defense soldier of the Monster Lord. Alice hides under one of Galda’s feathers as Luka and the Wyvern battle.
Soon, they reach Hellgondo. Alice orders Galda to take her leave, and the harpy does so. Alice tells Luka that she wants to scout Remina to the west, but warns him away from the Sealed Sinner’s Prison to the east as it holds no significance to his goal.
At Remina, the duo find evidence that indicate that both humans and monsters were killed. At that moment two Chimera Beasts swarm and attack, soon followed by presumably hundreds. Alice punches one of the beasts into a wall and leaves to kick ass while Luka is left to deal with the one in front of him.
After defeating the Chimera Beast, Luka searches out for Alice while noticing the heavy damage she had caused to the Chimeras. Just then, he notices Promestein and wonders if she may have had something to do with the Slaughter of Remina.
After Luka seals the Chimera Dryad Vore, he discovers a feather, which a bloodied Alice indentifies as angelic in origin. She tells him that it is time to leave, as staying around will not give any more answers.
Sealed Sinner’s PrisonEdit
Despite Alice’s claims of monsters not nearing the Sealed Sinner’s Prison, this doesn’t stop a Vampire and a Behemoth from attacking en route. At the prison, they learn that it was built by Ilias to permanently imprison souls, most of those who have rebelled against Ilias. An inscription on the prison says “Heinrich Hein”, leaving them to believe that Heinrich revolted.
Monster Lord’s CastleEdit
Finally deciding to stop the Four Heavenly Knights once and for all at the Monster Lord’s Castle, the two set up camp for the final time. Alice teaches Luka the ultimate technique that Heinrich used to vanquish Black Alice: Quadruple Giga, infusing his blade with all four elements to deal a massive impact. Luka actually thanks Alice for teaching him a move that does not have a horrific backstory, though Alice says that from monster's perspective; it's backstory is horrific.
Upon arriving at the Monster Lord’s Castle, Alice takes her leave from Luka, wishing him good luck in the final stage of his journey, no matter how painful it may be.
Once Luka defeats the Four Heavenly Knights, a familiar, tremendous voice rings out, congratulating him and inviting him to face her. Dumbfounded, he rushes and ignores Tamamo’s warning to wait. In the Monster Lord’s throne room, Alice confronts Luka, welcoming him and introducing herself as the 16th Monster Lord as if they’ve never met. At first, Luka assumes it’s a joke, until Alice reminds him that as the hero, it’s his duty to slay the Monster Lord. He then realizes that it isn’t a joke; she’s trying to sacrifice herself for peace, just as her mother did before her; the people need a story that will unify them, signaling the end of one age and the start of another. With their Lord defeated, the monsters raging throughout the world will subside, and Luka will be held up as the hero before all. He protests that he doesn’t want to be a hero; Alice sternly maintains that it’s necessary. Gradually Luka starts to put the pieces together – all of the training Alice gave him, the quest to gain each of the Four Spirits, seeing the world together – all of it was leading up to this moment. She says that while traveling the world with him, she gained hope for the future. He retorts that if the future is so hopeful, there’s no need to fight, but she simply repeats that the hope will come to nothing without sacrifice. Even with the Four Heavenly Knights defeated, humanity will never believe the monsters are truly subdued if the Monster Lord still lives. However, Alice doesn’t plan on simply rolling over and dying; Luka must put up a fight otherwise he isn’t worth entrusting the world to. The time for talk ends; ordering Luka to take up his Iron Sword, Alice attacks.
If Luka fails to put up a fight, Alice wonders if he was fighting for real, but then uses her powers to create a permanent barrier around the throne room, stating that as far as anyone will know, the Hero and the Monster Lord simply vanished without a trace. She then coils around Luka and rapes him for eternity.
After a heated battle in which neither holds back, Luka eventually prevails and strikes Alice to an inch of her life. With a sliver of health remaining, she tells him that she will always treasure their adventure, that the weeks spent traveling by his side were the best of her life, then finally asks him to finish the job and become a true hero by slaying her.
If he attacks, Alice commends him as a true hero and dies. If he uses Quadruple Giga, she notes that it as the same technique that defeated Black Alice. Ilias comes down to congratulate the hero, and allows him to claim the treasure chest in the room as it is rightfully his. Inside is the tail ribbon that Luka bought for Alice; Ilias wonders why a monster would cling onto a cheap item such as this, and takes Luka to heaven to make him immortal and personally rape him for eternity, resulting in a Game Over.
If Luka does nothing by waiting or guarding for two turns, the battle will end with Luka refusing to strike down Alice. She calls him naive for thinking his dream can come true without making sacrifices, but he responds that killing her will go against his beliefs; he cherishes life, not death, and no ideal is worth killing and sacrificing a friend. Luka orders her to stop her escapism and asks her what the hell kind of dream is built on killing friends and what would happen if she just went and died. Alice continues insisting that with the Monster Lord gone, both sides can begin to work for peace; Luka calls her naive, reminding her of what happened at Plansect Village – once the monster's power was broken, the humans would simply take advantage by oppressing them. Alice says that if she isn’t sacrificed, her mother’s death will have been for nothing; Luka responds that her mother’s plan was intrinsically flawed from the beginning – all it took was a few seconds of violence from a little girl to bring it all crashing down. Alice has been fixated on the idea that she has to die for the cause, just like Lazarus was, and just like Luka had been before she intervened; but a world of coexistence needs life, not death, and Luka wants Alice to live to see that world. As Alice looks doubtful, Luka assures they will travel the world once again when coexistence is achieved; surely Alice has yet to taste all of the cuisines in the world. The Four Heavenly Knights have all agreed to stop harassing humans, and with the Fake Hero and the Monster Lord cooperating, surely the world will change for the better; into a place for both humans and monsters.
At this point however, Ilias comes down to express her displeasure and disappointment in Luka, who she accuses of being seduced by Alice and falling to the darkness; something that must be punished. Alice sneers and comes to Luka’s defense; if a hero doesn’t fight for others, then what is he? Ilias ignores her, stating only she has the right to determine what a makes a hero. Luka then questions the goddess on coexistence between humans and monsters, but is shot down as she firmly states it is impossible. Luka struggles with the conflict between his religion and his ideals momentarily, before concluding that Ilias herself is the main obstacle standing in the way of peace and finally renounces his faith in her, directly pointing his sword at her, violating the most sacred of her commandments. In anger, she attacks him, but he uses Serene Mind to dodge and then taunts her. With a cruel smile on her face, the goddess announces, in a hardly angelic tone that the castle will become a “Second Remina”, and she disappears.
Ilias’s Full-Scale WarEdit
Shortly after Ilias disappears, there is a sudden rumble; Erubetie enters the throne room and reports that angels and chimera have laid siege on the castle, with Promestein leading the attack. Alice realizes that Ilias has declared a full-scale war, and they rush out to confront their attackers. Witnessing several monsters including Granberia and Alma Elma faltering as they meet their matches against the intangibility of the angels and specially-designed Chimera, Luka attempts to attack Promestein. Using an artificial wind spirit and revealing herself as an angel, Promestein dodges the attack and the armies she has brought to the Castle rally together. As Luka’s resolve falters, Alice reminds Luka that he’s taken on more difficult challenges, and this time, he isn’t alone - she will be his ally throughout the battle. With renewed hope and strength, they charge in to the fight side by side.
Alice takes on the chimera forces while telling Luka to confront the angels. After he defeats Cupid, causing her to disappear in a flash of light, Alice tells him that it is just her sealed form and to not let his guard down. Luka then defeats Valkyrie, along with Archangel Ariel. With all the angelic forces out of the way, Alice decides to attack Promestein again. Arc-En-Ciel attempts to confront her, but Promestein orders her to back down, as there are already countermeasures placed on both the Monster Lord and the Fake Hero. After evading Alice's punch, Promestein uses a magic seal, similar to the one from Grangold used on the Queen Ant, to seal off Alice and she disappears. Promestein explains that the seal she used was the Six Ancestors Great Seal, which was used to seal off Alice I (First) and the Six Monster Ancestors, and draws its power from the victim it is sealing.
Promestein's Secret LaboratoryEdit
After Tamamo forces Promestein and her remaining Chimeric forces to retreat, Luka pursues the scientist and finds her hidden laboratory beneath the ruins of Remina where he confronts the scientist as well as a shrunken Alice, who had been creating waist high destruction, much to both of their surprise. Promestein, taking advantage of her foe's weakened states, decides to deal with them once and for all, and transforms into a seaweed-like monster. However, Alice's attack manage to hit since Promestein is part monster and has lost the intangibility of her Angelic heritage, but Promestein boasts that it is all in vain. Luka, however, manages to trigger a Serene Mind despite Undine being sealed, much to Promestein's surprise.
After they drive her back, Alice demands Promestein to undo the seal, but she states that it cannot be undone. The scientist then attempts to inject herself with a syringe, but Black Alice arrives and stops her, stating that it is too early to use the "White Rabbit", then teleports her away. Alice confronts the 8th Monster Lord, assuming she is just a mimic, but her radiating power confirms otherwise. Before leaving, Black Alice informs the two that Ilias has begun laying siege all over the world.
The duo then attempt to search for way to undo the seal put on Alice, but there is too much data to go through. Tamamo arrives and reports that Ilias' angel army has begun laying siege to the entire world. Alarmed, Luka and Alice ride Galda back to Ilias Village, the very start of their journey.
Return to Ilias VillageEdit
While riding Galda back to Ilias Village, Alice calms down Luka's panicking. She then reveals that she sent her real body into subspace while creating her current smaller, weaker body, and laments her inability to do too much while in that form. Luka asks that how she found the laboratory, and Alice states she awoke and Black Alice brought her there. Luka is confused as to why Black Alice brought them to her allies' base, but Alice postulates that the forces of Heaven aren't a great combination, nor are they in unison.
Just as they arrive, they find the entire Ilias Village in flames, and most, if not all of the citizens dead. Archangel Ranael appears and taunts Luka, which causes his Keepsake Ring to shatter out of anger, finally revealing his angel form and he crushes the Archangel.
Following the battle with Ilias, Luka falls into a one month coma, during which Alice orders her subordinates to amend the peace over the world while she stays with the bedridden Luka and waits for his return. Once Luka wakes up, the duo venture out to see the new world that he helped build and alter.
Once the duo returns to the Monster Lord's Castle, Tamamo greets them and congratulates Luka for resisting temptation from other monsters, explaining that it was a test for him to marry the monster lord, which she now approve. While Luka is left shocked at the sudden turn of events, Alice merely does not display emotion but after Tamamo's explanation she says only Luka is fit for her, which then Tamamo teases Alice for staying that one month at Luka's bedside. Alice asks what he thinks of her, and he wonders how to convey it.
If Luka says it the "Straight Out" way, Luka thanks her for helping him save the world as she gave him the strength and courage to fight on any enemy and made him who he is now, and tells Alice that he loves her. Likewise, Alice says that he saved her from regrets and self-sacrifice, and because of him she can overcome any difficultly, and also says she loves him. Tamamo is left completely forgotten in the conversation.
If Luka says it the "Roundabout Way", he simply says he loves Alice despite the marriage being too sudden. Tamamo says that if he isn't dissatisfied then means he agrees.
If Luka decides to "Remain Silent", Alice also stays silent, and Tamamo butts in and says that it means he agrees.
Regardless of however Luka conveys his feelings, Tamamo urges the newlyweds to breed; after Alice compromises of having a boy and a girl with Luka, she eagerly jumps hims and has sex with him via vaginal intercourse for three straight days and nights.
Half a year later, Luka kept his promise in traveling the world with Alice all over again, with their new goal of maintaining coexistence; their journey is still far from over.
Her first battle is an impossible one; as Luka’s attacks only deal a very small amount of damage to her. She’ll use Concentrate Magic and end him with Monster Lord’s Cruelty.
Fighting her can be avoided, but is required to unlock her entry in the encyclopedia as well as achieving 100% completion.
Overwhelmed by her dark power, an opening within the tip of her tail devours Luka’s penis and forces him to ejaculate repeatedly until he ascends to heaven.
In her second battle, apply the power of the Four Spirits in any order, although it is optimal to use Salamander last for maximum SP, and wail on her with Serene Demon Sword. Alternatively, use mostly regular attacks and repeatedly Meditate to recover health.
With a sliver of health remaining, the background music will change and she will ask Luka to finish the job. If he decides to kill, attack with anything, although Quadruple Giga will provide a bit of extra dialogue. If he chooses to spare, Wait or Guard two turns; she will not allow a Surrender nor Request.
Succumbing to her deadly magic or pleasurable attacks, she asks if Luka was fighting seriously. She then creates an unbreakable barrier that even she cannot shatter, meaning they’re both trapped in the Monster Lord’s Throne Room forever. With this, the Monster Lord would have happened to vanish, and so did the Hero. Alice then binds Luka with her tail and skillfully uses her vagina techniques to make him orgasm, and this pleasure will continue for all eternity.