The next day.
I properly paid attention to the lessons, then came the afternoon.
We went to the library.
“Is it okay for me to see the Second Form Grimoires of all attributes?”
“Yeah, it’s fine. Please give me a moment.”
After speaking to the librarian lady at the reception desk, she answered as so and went to the back of the library. With a “Here you go”, she handed me four Grimoires. She was quite friendly. She had nice looks too.
After flipping the pages of the 「Second Form」 Grimoire of the fire attribute attack magic, I opened my status window to confirm the 【Magic】 skill of 《Fire attribute – Second Form》 properly showing there and then I passed the book on to Silvia.
It had nothing to do with 「Deep understanding」 or anything like that. Maybe because it is magic that I used in the game in my previous life, it is determined that I already possess a deep understanding of it. I wonder if that’s it? Well, I was able to learn it so it doesn’t matter.
“Yeah, I learned it.”
“……The same as ever.”
Looking at Silvia that was by my side, I flipped the pages of the remaining three books and handed them over to her.
Okay, I learned them all. Next is the Third Form.
“Excuse me, is it possible to take a look at the Third Form Grimoires? “
“Hmm…… please wait a minute.”
A little embarrassed, the librarian lady headed towards the back of the library again.
After waiting for a while, she came back accompanied by a fat 50-year-old woman who wore thick makeup.
“Nice to meet you, I’m Silk, the head librarian. Are you the rumored transfer student? “
“Yeah, I’m Second.”
She might be named Silk, but she sure isn’t silky at all. Rather, she looks like some badly wrapped gift with some weird wrapping paper pattern someone hastily slapped together.
“What a good-looking guy! A pleasure to meet you.”
She energetically shook my hands. Her hands felt more like cream bread, having that puni puni texture, or rather poisonous bread due to those eerie purple-colored nails.
“Well then. I heard you want to see the Third Form Grimoires; may I ask you some questions first? “
“First, can you tell me the purpose? “
Silk asked with a smiling face. But behind those eyes she wasn’t smiling at all.
“They are quite rare in my country you see, so I just hoped to get a chance to glance at them.”
“I see. Then, is that the same reason why you looked at the Second Form ones first? “
“That’s right. They are very rare.”
“Then, excuse me for being blunt. You don’t seem to be interested much in the contents. Also, the Third Form is very similar to the Second Form, so I wonder if you won’t get bored just flipping through it? “
“No, there’s no way I can. There are many things that can be felt from the book itself aside from its contents.”
“For example? “
“The feeling of the people who have used it previously, its history, and many other things. To begin with, since they are rare, there’s this deep emotion simply by having it in your hand.”
“I see. However, it’s difficult to lend them just for that reason……”
Damn, this old hag is a tough one.
“To tell you the truth, the loaning procedure of the Third Form books requires the approval of several people, therefore a justifiable reason needs to be given to fill in in the paperwork. I am very sorry, but this time we will have to refuse the loan request.”
“……I understand. It’s a shame.”
Crap, it was useless! I was so naive, damn it.
Silk then bowed and left with the same smiling face. I was totally hated.
This is bad, I’ll have to think of some other method……
“Second-dono. How was it? “
Right after I returned, Silvia asked me that, to which I answered that it was useless. “So there are things that even Second-dono is useless at” Silvia laughed for some reason. It made me angry so I told her “Just hurry up and learn it already” and gave her a finger flick on the forehead (dekopin).
Silvia certainly learned 《Soldier Archery》 and 《Lance Archery》 in about fifteen minutes at the Comiket, while the First Form Grimoire took her about one hour of thoroughly reading it before she finally learned it. Is it because this girl has a “deep understanding”? Or it’s just a difference in talent? I can say that I never expected her, being the Magic Archer type, to be struggling this much to learn Magic.
“I wonder if I’ll be able to learn this in just two weeks…… Second-dono, don’t you have something like a trick to make this easier? “
Silvia then asked me for help.
Trick―― a word I really dislike. When I was the world’s number one player in my previous life, a lot of fledgling players came and asked me for ‘tips’, saying “teach me how to be strong”, “Do you have any tips for raising PS? (player skills)” and many other similar questions in chat. That was really irritating. “Share with us the tricks to becoming the world’s number one”, they cheerfully asked me that, but it was easy to see the selfish underlying motive they had,. Just remembering irritates me.
This is the first time I’ve heard the word “Trick” after coming to this world, but I don’t feel uncomfortable at all. I wonder why?
Silvia shamelessly said “If I can’t learn it in two weeks, then I will just be a bother”, as she asked me for any tricks I could share with her. It’s pleasant that she cares so much. The difference between her and the guys in my previous life is like heaven and earth. Actually, it makes me happy to be relied upon.
“Alright, I was planning to do something else today, but let’s change that schedule. I will teach you.”
While savoring for the first time in my life the “joy of teaching others”, I sat next to Silvia who looked so cute with her happy and joyful face.
“Up to this far is fine for today.”
Around the time for the library to close, I shut the pattern-engraved Grimoire.
It was the first time that I properly read the contents of a Grimoire but, its contents were long and difficult to read sentences. Similar to a thesis.
It should be easier to understand by practical application than simply by reading it. Having thought so, I began to explain to Silvia in a manner similar to a wiki, like “What kind of effect does this magic exert?”, “In what situation should you used it?”, “Against what king of monster is this effective? etc., in order for her to learn it.
Silvia was like a serious student, properly listening to what I was saying while taking notes, and occasionally asking questions.
“Did you acquire it? “
“……No, sorry. Not yet.”
“Is that so? Well, don’t worry about it.”
After asking her, Silvia shook her head apologetically. If she could learn it in a day, then there would be little sense to building a Magic Academy.
We returned the Grimoires and left the library.
We grew up a bit. Well, shall we go back to the inn?
A cute girl with cat ears appeared in front of me.
- 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 Regular attack
- Second Form Extended range attack
- Third Form Strong single target attack
- Fourth Form Strong extended range attack
- Fifth Form Extremely powerful extended range attack
- Their cast time becomes longer in this order First→Third→Second→Fourth→Fifth.
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