“Alright, two weeks should do for the period. Can I ask you for a letter of introduction with that in mind?”
Just as Noir-san answered, his eyes glanced over towards Silvia.
It seems like he is a bit anxious about the second request. And he probably is expecting it to be about Silvia. Noir-san seems to be quite smart. Then I wonder why is he making such a weird misunderstanding? Not that I really mind it since it was thanks to that that I was saved.
“Well then. With the trivial request out of the way, let’s move to the important one.”
“As you wish.”
Noir-san replied with an understanding expression.
After correcting my sitting posture, I opened my mouth.
“Let’s get straight to the point…… I’ve taken a liking to our Silvia here. She has a talent for archery and magic. Would you allow her to accompany us as a companion in our travels?”
I slightly lowered my head as I made my request.
If he allows Silvia to accompany me right now, when the issue about the “spy” from the Third Knight Order comes to light in the distant future, I think Noir-san will be on my side. If possible, I’d love to have some sort of direct approval from the Virginia House.
……However, just now I changed how I addressed myself from first person to “Us”. Noir-san is quite sharp. I wonder if that was a stupid move?
“P-please raise your head.”
Noir-san said in a panicking voice. I slowly raised my head.
“She is but an unskilled daughter. If Your Highness is fine with her, please do not hesitate to make use of her. However, are you really picking Silvia…? “
Seems like he has some doubt remaining.
Well, no wonder. In Noir-san’s eyes, Silvia is only a girl yearning for knights whom can barely handle the sword. She isn’t even treated as a knight.
“Certainly, she has no talent for the sword. However, for the bow and magic, we can confidently declare that she has a talent that would make her famous across the whole world. That we guarantee. Silvia should just leave the knights and come with us.”
I declared with confidence.
“You say Silvia is gifted……?”
Noir-san still wasn’t quite convinced. He’s stubborn.
“She has been borrowed from the Third Knight Order on a two-year contract. After that period is over, we had the intention to come to the Knight Order and ask if she could remain with me. For that, we want to borrow your power, Noir-dono.”
After coming so far I really want Silvia, so I try to show it in my behavior.
“……With all due respect…… no, certainly.”
Noir-san tried to say something against it, but immediately denied it. And with a face as if he had finally made a decision he spoke.
“To request it so profoundly. I’m sure it will be as you say. I will patiently wait here to listen about her exploits that are sure to come.”
After Noir-san words, I could hear from behind Silvia’s audible breath filled with deep emotions.
I’m not really sure what to say now, but he is giving his OK, right? It’s fine to take it as that, right?
“That’s a splendid disposition. We by no means will forget the help of the Virginia house.”
I nodded, satisfied, and smiled as much as I could. I then took Silvia and left the Virginia house.
……Strangely, I feel like I barely have any strength in my legs, so the journey back felt a little shaky. God, I really was nervous.
All the way back, Silvia kept saying “This idiot! ” “Huge idiot! ” not shutting up.
And even though you said “Just being there with you made me feel like my heart would stop several times”. I know that at the end, when Noir-san acknowledged your talent for the bow, your eyes got a bit watery. Then wasn’t it worth it to have your heart almost stop several times?
But anyway, I got my connection to the Royal Magic Academy…… However, I’m scared to think this will be a lot harder than expected.
I’m not lying, those are my honest true feelings.
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“Headmaster Paula. Can we speak for a moment?”
Royal Magic Academy, Headmaster’s office.
A long-eared man with beautiful features extended his hand and entered the room unreservedly.
At the center of the room, surrounded by bookshelves, a pen was silently moving in a desk with documents piled up. There sat the woman of faded beauty, wearing glasses, that the man talked to; Headmaster Paula.
“Haven’t I always told you not to call me by my name, Kevin-sensei.”
Just as she said that, Paula stopped the hand holding the pen.
“Isn’t it fine here? We’re the only two here.”
“Ara, I wonder if you’re trying to hit on me? “
“Hahaha. It’s against my policy as a gentleman to try and make a move on a woman less than half my age.”
“Ohh, that’s right, speaking of which, you……”
Paula held her head as she looked at the smiling Kevin. Seeing that, Kevin tried to follow up.
“No, don’t get me wrong. I do not mean to say that Headmaster Paula is unattractive. If you were a bit more, just a bit more, maybe with a hundred years more you would be inside my strike zone.”
“……I’ll never understand elves and their tendency for mature women.”
“Eh, what was that? “
“I was speaking to myself.”
By the way, the age of the headmaster of the Royal Magic Academy Paula Memento is 49 years old, and the age of Kevin, the teacher in charge of the first graders, is 130 years old. Although Paula is a human, and her looks are good enough to mistake her of being younger than she is, Kevin is an elf, so he looks so youthful that it’s hard to think he has lived over a hundred years.
“By the way, why did you come here? You’re not here just to chit-chat, are you? “
When Paula asked, Kevin snapped his finger as if remembering and replied.
“A letter from Noir came.”
“Ara, that is rare…… But it doesn’t seem like it’s just a letter.”
Paula gets that feeling after seeing Kevin’s face.
“Exactly. It’s written in the letter――A high class noble from another country hopes for a short-term abroad study at the Magic Academy. I would like to ask if he could study in your class alongside my daughter Silvia for two weeks――.”
As soon as Kevin’s expression became serious, Paula’s expression also hardened.
The request itself is nothing serious. It’s a two-week short-term study abroad. The problem is, the person who made the request and the person in whose behalf the request is made.
“What do you think? “
As if he was waiting for Paula to ask, Kevin opened his mouth and replied.
“For that stubborn Noir to just recommend ‘A high class noble’. In other words, he is someone Noir cannot help but to acknowledge. There’s also the polite language in the letter of introduction and even going to such lengths as to place his actual daughter as guard. This is clearly an abnormal situation. I think it’s necessary to take proper measures in advance.”
“I more or less agree with you.”
The two people groaned with their arms folded.
In the letter of introduction there is nothing about what kind of person was coming to study abroad, or for what purpose. All they knew was his name, “Second”.
“Normally, this would be quite suspicious… right?”
“Yeah. But this is a letter from that Noir……”
They couldn’t just ignore it. His reputation as a “tough knight in armor who was serious in the ways of the sword” gave the man called Noir that much trust.
After that, some time passed.
Paula spent a lot of time thinking about it and finally decided on some rough measures.
“……There are two measures I came up with. The first, assuming that this Second-kun is foreign royalty, let him spend his two weeks giving him a courteous reception and a more than satisfactory treatment. The other is to take the stance of treating all students equally and let his short-term study abroad conclude with a mindset of “let sleeping dogs lie”. So, which one should we? “
Both the person speaking and the one listening had bitter faces.
“The latter one is better, I suppose…… although I’m reluctant. After all, there’s a reason why Second-kun can’t be given exceptional treatment in my class.”
Along with Kevin saying so, Paula also nodded.
“I guess that’s true. Because in your class――”
“Yeah, that’s right. In class A――”
――is where the second Prince Maine is.
Thank you for reading.
- HP Hit Points
- MP Magic Points
- SP Stamina Points
- STR Short range attack skill power, strength, physical power.
- DEX Long range attack skill power, dexterity, hit rate.
- AGI Quickness, avoidance rate.
- INT Attack Magic skill power.
- LUK Good luck, critical rate.
- VIT Simple defense.
- MGR Magic defense.
Types of combat skills
Named after shogi pieces (The word in bold is the one being used in this translation). From easier to acquire to harder.
- Pawn/Soldier (Fuhyou)
- Knight (Keima)
- Silver General (Ginshou)
- Gold General (Kinshou)
- Bishop (Kakugyou)
- Rook (Hisha)
- Promoted Bishop/Dragon Horse(Ryuuma)
- Promoted Rook/Dragon King (Ryuuou).
List of Swordsmanship skills
- 《Soldier Swordsmanship》 Normal attack.
- 《Lance Swordsmanship》 Piercing attack.
- 《Knight Swordsmanship》 Precision attack.
- 《Silver Swordsmanship》 Strong single-target attack.
- 《Gold Swordsmanship》 Small-range attack to all directions.
- 《Bishop Swordsmanship》 ???
- 《Rook Swordsmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon Horse Swordsmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon King Swordsmanship》 ???
List of Archery skills
- 《Soldier Archery》 Normal range attack.
- 《Lance Archery》 Piercing range attack.
- 《Knight Archery》 Precise sniping range attack.
- 《Silver Archery》 Strong single-target range attack.
- 《Gold Archery》 Weaker range attack with added knockback.
- 《Bishop Archery》 Strong piercing range attack.
- 《Rook Archery》 Very strong single-target range attack with scaling % damage.
- 《Dragon Horse Archery》 Powerful piercing range attack.
- 《Dragon King Archery》 Powerful on-impact range attack.
Types of Magic skills
They use the “Form” or “step” system of martial arts. From lower to higher.
- First Form
- Second Form
- Third Form
- Fourth Form
- Fifth Form
Ranking of the skills
From lower to higher, then it changes to the “Dan” system of martial arts, which means Grade.
- 16th class
- 15th class
- 14th class
- 13th class
- 12h class
- 11th class
- 10th class
- 9th class
- 8th class
- 7th class
- 6th class
- 5th class
- 4th class
- 3rd class
- 2nd class
- 1st class
- Grade 1
- Grade 2
- Grade 3
- Grade 4
- Grade 5
- Grade 6
- Grade 7
- Grade 8
- Grade 9