“Please look over me, my dear Second-sama. I will become a butterfly……! “
And then he left while saying something I couldn’t quite understand.
“……Is he always like that? “
“No, that guy’s usually more like a kind older sister……”
Answering to my mutters was a gentle-looking maid with red hair and a side ponytail.
“I see, that’s good. And you are? “
“My name is Es. And this here is my older sister El.”
“H-Hi. I’m El. Nice to meet you, Master.”
“Ahh, best regards. However, like I said. No need to be so stiff.”
“No, I’m just nervous, so I slipped and went back to speaking politely, albeit broken……”
The older sister scratched her head while saying that. She was the same semi-long red-haired girl who was thankful when I said not to be so formal. Contrary to the younger sister, who appeared to be more girly, she had a rougher tone and looked a bit more tomboyish.
“Speaking of which, isn’t Marina a subordinate of Es? I taught her how not to get nervous. Ask her about it later.”
“Ehhh, is there a way not to be nervous!? That’s amazing.”
“Incredible. As expected of Master.”
……I kind of feel like I’m in a hostess bar. No matter what I say, they all give it high praise. Maybe I should stop talking about myself.
“What do you guys usually do? “
“It’s different for each squad. My squad is training in serving and cleaning, and working hard on various studies.”
“Mine is just a combat squad! We go to the Dungeon to train, or we train in pairs, one against another.”
“Hee…… so it’s different for each…… huh? Combat? Like battle maids? “
“Yeah. The more energetic are assigned to the combat maid squad.”
“Battle maids? ……how cool! “
“Ohh, you can tell!? As expected of Master! Cool! “
A fighting maid is kinda nice. It’s a man’s romance. And more than anything, they stand out. There’s no doubt that in a Title match, fighting out in maid clothes would surely gather a lot of attention.
“I’m wondering how strong you are. Want to give it a try?”
“You mean me? ……want to play a match? “
Ohh, nice, this is exciting. She’s quite passionate.
“It would be for your own interest to just stop.”
Just when I was considering this proposal, the leader, Cubero came in to stop her.
“Why? Is it because I’m being selfish? “
El argued against him. However, Cubero continued speaking without minding those words.
“……Last night, I challenged Second-sama.”
The cafeteria immediately became noisy. Well, that’s to be expected. It would be like hearing the principal of the school suddenly went to the school building at night and broke out all the windows.
Cubero then dropped a bigger bomb.
“My Martial Arts are in the Grade rank. In the past, thanks to these fists, I used to be the young leader of a bandit group.”
Everyone gasped in surprise. Well, that’s to be expected. They thought he was a serious chairman, but he then turned out to be the leader of a bike gang.
“……The fight ended in an instant. I was beaten, blown away a few meters without even knowing what skill was used.”
“For real!? ? Was it that high-level martial arts? Wow.”
“Yeah. However, I think that was just a hit without using any skill…… right? “
“Ahh, yeah. I just punched you back then.”
When I answered, everyone attentively listened.
Well, after all, my 【Swordsmanship】 skills are all almost at Grade 9, therefore, my STR is high. If I’m serious I can kill with a punch. That result couldn’t be helped.
“We’re literally on different dimensions. If you want to challenge him, you need to prepare accordingly.”
After talking to her, Cubero smiled somewhat satisfied. Is this the result of this guy completely showing his resolution?
“Whoaa, how impressive, Master. I’ll need to train harder with my squad then……”
Considering the flow of the talk, it’s obvious the El squad is a perfect fit for the battle maids. It’s not my bad. If you want to blame someone, blame Cubero.
“My master is coming.”
And then, Yukari appeared in here. Windfield’s announcements have been 100% reliable so far.
“――Master, this way. Yve, you come too.”
So, the moment finally came.
Well then, it’s time to learn Brainwashing Magic.
I left the cafeteria while saying “I’ll come again later”. Everybody saw me off with a smile. And I made a ‘cigarette’ gesture towards Sovra implying “Next time”.
Following behind me by three steps was the white maid who stubbornly tried to avoid making eye contact with me. When I occasionally glanced at her, she immediately averted her eyes. Her cheeks were slightly dyed in red, but other than that, her face was expressionless. Apparently, that’s just the way she is.
“About Yve-san, I’m sure she’s bad at talking, rather than a shy person.”
That was Windfield’s analysis. I wonder if she had already met her? No, in her case, it wasn’t that she didn’t know what to talk about, but that she was rather bad at talking? She might be a poor talker so the real contents of her mind are hard to put in words.
“For those types of people, it’s better to let them be the ones talking to you, allowing them to take their time and just listen.”
Ohh, she jumped straight to the capture method. Amazing. Let’s give her the nickname “Wincyclopedia”.
“……? You’re thinking something rude, aren’t you? “
“How do you know that……?”
Scary, this spirit.
“Master. No one will watch in this place. It pains my heart to do this, but…… I’m ready to do it if it needs to be done.”
After a short walk, the place where we arrived was a dimly lit basement in the servant’s mansion. Why in a basement?
And Yukari too, why say such a thing with that meek expression? It’s almost like you think I’ll be forcing you to do something shady, isn’t it?
“Yve, I’ll be blindfolding you.”
“Ah…… Ye—, huh……? “
Why blindfold her? I mean, considering her current reactions, she doesn’t even know what we’re going to be doing from now on, right……?
“This is the ‘Painless Whip’ I bought at a specialty store, so we can carry out the endeavor safely without having to worry if it hurts.”
Ehh…… wasn’t there something else to use? Rather, aren’t you quite into this already? I mean, to go to such lengths as to buy that at a specialty store.
“Well then, let’s begin.”
Setting up threads, Yukari used 《Knight Thread Manipulation》 against Yve. Originally, this was supposed to be a skill to attack others by manipulating people or dolls, but right now I can’t see it as anything more than enjoying tying up a defenseless blindfolded girl who is ignorant of her current situation.
“P-Please be quick.”
After secretly asking for that, a huge smile was given as the answer.
……Then, one hour later. While being watched over by a brown beauty and a tall beauty, I continuously received 300 slashes from a blindfolded girl.
To be honest, it wasn’t that bad.
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“Aniki. The horseshoe of the ‘El Purple’――Huh? “
Shortly after Second had left, the stable-hand Ploum appeared in the cafeteria. It seems he had come to look for the Lead Stable-hand, Jast.
“Something happen? ……It’s incredibly quiet in here. “
Ploum felt that something was out of place, after all, he had frequently visited this place. It was true that the cafeteria was quieter than usual.
“Ahh, Ploum? Just now, Second-sama came here.”
“Seriously! ? Master did! ? “
“Yeah. And he talked with us for a while…… Wow, it was incredible.”
“Whoaa, this is the first time I’ve seen aniki with such a slovenly appearance……”
Turning away from Jast, Ploum looked around the cafeteria. There were several of the captain-class maids with a face of “Wow” in the cafeteria, and even the head chef Sovra was grinningly staring at a cigarette for some reason.
“What’s wrong with Sovra-niisan?”
“He’s full of himself since he got praised for having a good sense. He’s been like that for a while now.”
“I can hear you, Jast! “
“Whoa! Sorry, niisan! “
Jast simply apologized on reflex. But when he and Ploum apologized, they both were forgiven in an instant.
“Is this for real? Sovra-niisan in an extremely good mood.”
“Yeah. It would usually be a one-hour sermon.”
These two talked in murmurs. Certainly, there was something weird with Sovra. Or rather, the same was true in a smaller or greater degree for everyone in the cafeteria.
It was the first time in four months that they had seen their master. And because everyone was looking forward to that moment, a surprise meeting when nobody was mentally prepared had an incredibly destructive power.
“……Everyone loves him. They all love that person.”
Jast muttered. Everyone inside the cafeteria had those same strong feelings gushing out.
“But even then, it seems aniki is the only one that’s more or less the same as always, huh? As expected of aniki! “
“No, you see…… I was the only one who couldn’t speak with him……”
“Hey, brat! What’s with that ‘ohh’! “
“Hiii, sorry! “
“Way to look down on me. HUH? Haven’t you been slacking up lately, Ploum? I think you might need a bit more education, right? “
“Gyaaa! Oh, please spare me of that! “
“I hate slackers.”
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 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