60 About a Good Advisor and a Summon.
A few moments ago, I promised to become Cubero’s strength.
Since I didn’t feel like going to bed already at dawn, I was wandering alongside the lake while thinking about several things.
There was so much to think about.
You see, my 「To Do」list is growing a lot.
There’s my promise to the second prince Maine, my promise with Yukari, the Brainwashing Magic entrusted to me by the late Duchess Lucia Icene, plus, my recent promise with Cubero. Each of them is a headache on their own.
Everything is somewhat political and intricate, so I don’t know where I should start.
I used to think “When I get Anko I’ll be able to accomplish anything”, but it seems that isn’t really the case. No matter how much my fighting power has increased, there’s no way to fight against a whole country. The main reason being, the current opponent doesn’t have a clear shape. If I clearly knew who to kill then the story would be different, but I don’t know who should I kill. Furthermore, it’s not completely clear that everything would be solved if I were to kill someone.
“Ahh, what should I do with Anko too……?”
I was suddenly reminded of yesterday evening’s events. I have to somehow do something about that girl’s lack of common sense. It’d be great if it somehow fixed itself.
She’s a trump card that I went through great pains to acquire, so I’d like to be able to use it for a long time.
I stretched while looking at the rising sun. Thinking about it, it’s been quite a while since I saw the morning sun. How many months have passed since I last saw a scenery like this?
The surface of the lake was beautifully sparkling under the sunlight. Slowly, taking a deep breath as I felt the slightly chilled morning air, cool and comfortable, my head gradually began to clear up.
And thus, I came up with something.
If I don’t know the answer, I just need to talk to someone.
After breakfast, I made my inquiry towards the three who were in front of me.
“Do any of you know someone familiar with politics? “
Right now, I’m looking for someone like a political consultant, in other words, an “Advisor”. This was the idea I came up with.
Silvia and Yukari tilted their heads towards my sudden question, while Eko simply shook hers.
“I can think of a few people…… however, I’m not sure if they can be trustworthy. Moreover, I don’t think I’ll be able to introduce them to you.”
“Is that so? How about you, Silvia? What about Noir-san?”
“Umu. Father is a knight to the core who earned his title by his martial prowess alone, so I wouldn’t expect much from him.”
“Is that so?”
It was useless. Uhmm, if these three didn’t know, then……
“Please wait a moment, Master. I’ll ask the servants to find out if they have such acquaintances.”
“Don’t, I’ll ask this guy first.”
Stopping Yukari, who had just stood up, with my hand, I used 《Spirit Summoning》 to call Angolmois forth. I thought that maybe he might know someone who’s familiar with politics in the spirit world. Even if he’s rotten to the core, he’s still the Great Spirit King.
Angolmois was sulking. He was totally pouting like in a manga, with his arms crossed and his face avoiding me. What’s with this guy. He really is trying to show he’s sulking.
Come to think of it, I left him alone ever since I sent him back the other day when they were fighting. Ahh, I somehow have to fix the mood.
“Right now, Anko was sent back for discipline.”
“Hmph. That thing tried to kill my Second’s team members, so that’s a given.”
Crap, I think I worsened his mood. He probably got that information from me with the sense of unity. Most likely he would like to say “Did you see that!? ” while yelling. Because the other party, whom he believed was not trustworthy, acted in a way of betraying, even if unintentional.
However…… if he read that with the sense of unity, he should be aware of my thoughts about it.
“She’s my greatest fighting strength, please see that. Or rather, you too help me rehabilitate her.”
“……Of course. I know that my Second is troubled by it. Therefore, my heart is also troubled by it. However, we won’t be getting along. I don’t trust that thing. Is that alright? “
“Yeah, that’s fine. Thanks.”
“That’s why my Second. Use me more than ‘that’ wolf. I’ll show you something more useful than spirit possession.”
“No, no, spirit possession is enough.”
“Hey! Are you just shrugging me off!? “
It seems he’ll cooperate, albeit a bit angry. He’s somewhat of a gentle guy.
“By the way, Angolmois. Do you know anyone familiar with politics? “
“……Hmph, who do you think I am? I’m Angolmois, the Great Spirit King ruling over the whole spirit world.”
“Ohh, so you do!? “
“Fuhahaha! I do! “
I knew he would, as one would expect from Angolmois.
“Who is that? “
“The name is Windfield. My aide. It’s also a tactician.”
“Aide? Tactician? “
“That spirit is in charge of government in my place, a half-breed of water, and earth.”
“Wait, wait, wait. Are there politics in the spirit world? And what’s a half-breed? What’s with all that?”
“Umu. Obviously, there are politics. It’s needed to bring fire, water, earth and wind together and rule over them. And half-breed means they are of mixed parents. That spirit is half water and half earth.”
I see. I always thought his title as Great Spirit King was just for show, but it seems he’s properly ruling.
However, a spirit……
“Can you call that spirit? “
“I can’t directly call it out here. But I can do it indirectly.”
“What do you mean by indirectly? “
“Just as you, my Second, made a contract with me, someone needs to make a contract with Windfield. If I’m present, I can make sure Windfield is the one answering the call.”
Eh? What did he just say?
“C-Can you specify the target of the Spirit Summoning!? “
“Of course. That’s easy to do for the Great Spirit King.”
“Are you kidding!? “
What the heck!? Wouldn’t he be able to bring some extremely rare spirits then!?!
“Well…… I can call for them, but they still have the choice to refuse my call.”
“……Ahh, so there’s that.”
No good. Since this fellow has a terrible personality, they will absolutely refuse his call. They would gladly ignore him.
“There should be no problem with Windfield. Because that one is my aide.”
“For real? “
“Y-yeah…… most likely.”
An uncomfortable silence followed.
Well, still, I think we should try believing in Angolmois here.
The question now is, who will be the one using it?
“Is that Windfield a strong spirit? “
“It’s weak. Like, extremely weak. With water and earth, it’s like a half-baked spirit, mostly considered as worthless.”
“Seriously? That weak?”
“However, there’s nobody better in strategy. And Winfield is in charge of all the politics related to the Great King. There’s no better strategist in the spirit world. It wouldn’t be far-fetched to say Windfield is the very top of the spirit world in that aspect. Hahahaha! “
“No, this isn’t a laughing matter.”
Ohh, Windfield, you poor thing. I somehow get that feeling even before I meet Winfield. I’m sure it’s been hard for that one.
However, in correspondence, I’m sure Windfield has become wiser. Alright, then the member to perform the summon is decided.
“Alright…… Yukari, you’ll be the one performing the Spirit Summoning.”
- 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 Shieldmanship skills
- 《Soldier Shieldmanship》 Normal defense.
- 《Lance Shieldmanship》 Piercing deflection.
- 《Knight Shieldmanship》 Defense + knockback.
- 《Silver Shieldmanship》 ???
- 《Gold Shieldmanship》 Ranged guided defense + knockback.
- 《Bishop Shieldmanship》 Reinforced defense (Temporarily boosts VIT and MGR)
- 《Rook Shieldmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon Horse Shieldmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon King Shieldmanship》 ???
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