Moto Sekai Ichi – 021

21 The real deal

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“Second round of the semifinals! First year class A, Second against Fourth Year class A, Keith! “

 If I win this match, I’ll fight against Maine in the finals.

 The one who came out as my opponent was an expressionless man of the fourth year named Keith.

“Game Crown, on. Participants, get ready… Begin! “

“…………! “

 As soon as the game began, Keith closed the gap between us.

 This guy seems to know the deal.

 When it becomes a game limited to magic, most of the time wins and losses are decided depending on which side takes the initiative. In that case, the smarter choice is to fight using mainly the fastest magic, the First Form.

 I cast Wind AttributeFirst Form while looking at the remaining distance between me and Keith. At the same time, Keith stopped his charge and he too began casting Wind AttributeFirst Form.

 And just like that, a stalemate continued.

 ……You see this? This is what’s called a “Threefold Repetition”. The shogi term was adopted since, once you activate your magic, your opponent will also simultaneously activate theirs.  Since they collide, they’ll offset each other and return the fight to square one. This is one of the flaws of this game, and the reason why I concluded that this was a stupid game.

“…I would like for you to lose here. I’ll make sure you receive the appropriate compensation.”

 And then, Keith started to speak to me. His was a quiet voice that wouldn’t reach the audience seats.

“Why? “

“I can’t let you and Prince Maine fight.”

“That’s why I asked. Why? “

“I want Prince Maine to be the winner, since the winner will get to have a friendly game against Klaus-sama.”

 What’s the deal with him? That’s not the attitude to be asking someone for something.

“Why would you tell me that? “

“You are not worthy. Please lose.”

“Is it because I’ll win against Maine and the First Prince? “

“That’s not it. There’s a meaning in the game between Prince Maine and Klaus-sama.”

“…In other words, you want to bring in ‘politics’ and turn this into a cheap game, am I right? “

“…………This fight can’t be settled otherwise.”

 Looks like this guy called Keith is a lackey of Klaus, and was hired to make sure Maine wins the final.

 He wants to beat Maine in front of this audience in the friendly game―― Seems like the rumor I heard in the waiting room was not baseless.

 …I don’t like this.

 What don’t I like? Everything. I don’t like the shallow underlying motive he gave me when asking me to give up.

 Did he really think it would go smoothly?

 Just as I refused, I activated a First Form cast.

“It’s pointless! “

 Keith yells at the same as he activates Fire AttributeFirst Form to counter my Fire AttributeFirst Form.

 His counter ability is quite good. Certainly, this fight can’t be settled as is. That is, if it does continue like this.

“Since this is a nice opportunity, let me teach you the ‘real deal’.”

“…Eh? You bastard, that is…”

 Keith seems to have noticed.

 In my left hand was a long bow I had taken out from my inventory at the time of the previous offsetting.

 Why did I do such a thing in this game limited to magic? That’s what he’s most likely wondering.

 Anyway, it’s too late now.

“Silvia! Look closely! “

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 When I said so, I made a combination of Soldier Archery and Fire AttributeFirst Form and shot it to Keith.

 【Magic Archery――This is also properly Magic.

 By the way, since in Magic Archery you shoot Magic, it doesn’t use arrows.

 A combination of Archery and Magic , the acquiring condition is While reducing their HP by 75% or more using Archery skills, kill 1,000 monsters using Magic skills. It’s a bit complicated, but as long as you know how to do it, it can be achieved.

“Wh……!? “

 Keith had no choice but to deal with it using the Fire AttributeFirst Form he was preparing. However, since the power of Soldier Archery Grade 7 was added, it was impossible to cancel it out using a mere First Form spell.

“Ugh! “

 Keith was hit.

 Immediately after, he fixed his posture and moved backwards to take some distance. His moves were pretty good, but that decision was the worst. Taking distance from an opponent using Archery… Seems like I need to remind him of common sense.

“This was his aim, right? The First Prince’s.”

“――! ! “

 Keith had a surprised expression after hearing my words. Seems like I hit the mark.

 A game limited to Magic… Obviously a stupid game. Because a stalemate can occur. That means Prince Klaus has some way of breaking it. If I remember correctly, Noir-san said he was good at Swordsmanship. Then it’s probably that, Magic Swordsmanship. As long as he uses it, he can’t lose to Maine in this game. He will be able to win one-sidedly. Just like me here.

“What a shame. I’ll have to make you know how foolish this was.”

 I’ll have to punish this despicable lackey of the First Prince for trying to use this game as propaganda.

 While aiming with Knight Archery, I increase its power by adding Silver Archery, and add the impact of Earth AttributeFirst Form to it. A three skills combination. It would also help as a service to Silvia, letting her know that she can do something like this with Magic Archery.

“Damn……! “

 Keith tried to evade my attack by turning tails.

 He looks like a panicked mouse.

“It’s meaningless.”

 While saying so, the Magic Archery was released.

 A heavy low sound reverberated. As soon as it landed on Keith’s belly, the Earth Attribute magic exploded and the entire ground vibrated in its aftermath. Keith was blown out of the field, his HP dropping down to zero.

 This is my wrath. A warning not to look down on PvP games. If you don’t wear down your nerves and put your life on the line, there’s no way to be the top in PvP. If you’re not that serious, it just looks like you’re trolling. And even if the surroundings allow it, I will not.

“…Winner, Second.”

 The game ended with the quiet voice of the referee.

 A second, two seconds, three seconds went by―― Then the venue was enveloped in a storm of cheers.

 Compared to the previous games, this surely was a lot more spectacular. An unprecedented climax.

 While feeling a lot better, I returned to the waiting room.

  * * *

“I’m v-very sorry.”

“Don’t worry. There will have to be a change of plans, but I have found something good.”

 Klaus said in a good mood to Keith, who was lowering his head.

 At the end of his gaze was the back of a handsome man, looking glorious as he was leaving the venue.

“Most likely, that Second guy will be the champion. If I add him as my subordinate, that stupid little brother of mine will stand no chance.”

“But that man is quite the tough opponent.”

“Keith. Do you think he’ll be able to refuse my invitation? From the Captain of the First Knight Order? “

“…No, nothing like that.”

“Haha, to think I would find a man able to handle ‘composite magic’ while visiting the Magic Academy… coming was the correct choice. He’ll make a good pawn.”

 While Klaus smiled with a relaxed face, Keith stared at him with an expression of anxiety.

 Because he had faced against him, he knew.

 Magic Archer Second. Surely, he will do something outside their expectations――

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Thank you for reading.

Sorry this is shorter.

Instead, tomorrow it will be updated twice at 19:00 and 21:00 hrs.

 


Cheat sheet

Stats details

<Status Details>

  • 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.

  1. Pawn/Soldier (Fuhyou)
  2. Lance(Kyousha)
  3. Knight (Keima)
  4. Silver General (Ginshou)
  5. Gold General (Kinshou)
  6. Bishop (Kakugyou)
  7. Rook (Hisha)
  8. Promoted Bishop/Dragon Horse(Ryuuma)
  9. Promoted Rook/Dragon King (Ryuuou).
List of Swordsmanship skills

Swordsmanship

  1. 《Soldier Swordsmanship》                   Normal attack.
  2. 《Lance Swordsmanship》                     Piercing attack.
  3. 《Knight Swordsmanship》                    Precision attack.
  4. 《Silver Swordsmanship》                      Strong single-target attack.
  5. 《Gold Swordsmanship》                           Small-range attack to all directions.
  6. 《Bishop Swordsmanship》                       ???
  7. 《Rook Swordsmanship》                       ???
  8. 《Dragon Horse Swordsmanship》     ???
  9. 《Dragon King Swordsmanship》        ???
List of Archery skills

Archery

  1. 《Soldier Archery》                   Normal range attack.
  2. 《Lance Archery》                     Piercing range attack.
  3. 《Knight Archery》                    Precise sniping range attack.
  4. 《Silver Archery》                      Strong single-target range attack.
  5. 《Gold Archery》                           Weaker range attack with added knockback.
  6. 《Bishop Archery》                       Strong piercing range attack.
  7. 《Rook Archery》                       Very strong single-target range attack with scaling % damage.
  8. 《Dragon Horse Archery》     Powerful piercing range attack.
  9. 《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.

  1. First Form              Regular attack
  2. Second Form         Extended range attack
  3. Third Form            Strong single target attack
  4. Fourth Form          Strong extended range attack
  5. 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.

  1. 16th class
  2. 15th class
  3. 14th class
  4. 13th class
  5. 12h class
  6. 11th class
  7. 10th class
  8. 9th class
  9. 8th class
  10. 7th class
  11. 6th class
  12. 5th class
  13. 4th class
  14. 3rd class
  15. 2nd class
  16. 1st class
  17. Grade 1
  18. Grade 2
  19. Grade 3
  20. Grade 4
  21. Grade 5
  22. Grade 6
  23. Grade 7
  24. Grade 8
  25. Grade 9
  26. Title

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4 thoughts on “Moto Sekai Ichi – 021

  1. Ugh…. I’m not really liking this Keith guy. I hope he realizes the differences between him and Second.
    Also this game system is weird. I kinda liked but at the same time it has some stupid conditions.
    Thxs for the translation

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