“I will use, three moves. I’ll explain starting with the first one.”
She raised three fingers and began to talk about the strategy. Not that it matters, but it seems Windfield is the type of person who raises her middle finger, index finger and thumb. By the way, I’m a middle finger, ring finger and pinky finger type of person. For some reason, I just can’t settle if I break the order of starting from the thumb.
“The repression of the righteous bandit group, R6, around the capital Vinceton, was supposed to be terminated in exchange for the head of their boss, Rimusuma. However, it was continued disregarding that promise after the boss was executed. Official documents, should exist, somewhere.”
“Ahh, I’ve heard about that too. The First Knight Order, who rarely go out of the capital, were saying that the extermination had to be done thoroughly. You mean it was done after the agreement of both parties? “
“Indeed. The bandits, especially the R6, were attracting an increasing amount of support from the populace. This was, getting in the way, of leading the people’s will, for the imperial policies.”
“So, you’re saying they were crushed because of this? Was that my brother’s doing? “
“Yes. The Prime Minister, he’s manipulating the First Prince. And the Prime Minister is, an imperial operative.”
“EEEHHHHH! ? “
Ohh, so you didn’t know? I was thinking of it as common sense, but certainly, unless you’re someone like me who knows Mobius, or a genius like Windfield, this is information that you can’t easily know.
“In the middle of the bandit repression, the R6 and the Second and Third Knight Orders, signed a ceasefire agreement. If we obtain the official documents of that time, and disclose them, the criticism of the First Knight Order will surely increase.”
I see, it’s a good strategy. Still, there’s one thing that bothers me. I then opened my mouth on behalf of Maine, who was still frozen in shock.
“What would we do if we’re able to get them, but they were tampered with? “
“That’s the second move. If we get the original, and present it with the tampered facts, the criticism will increase even more.”
Yeah, that’s easy to say. If we can get them, that would be great, but it would be difficult to accomplish. Moreover, who would be the one to get the originals? Would that be my job……?
See? I told you.
“Wait. What if both the official and original documents have been destroyed? “
Ohh, the resurrected Maine asked that question. Yeah, that’s certainly a possibility.
“I doubt they have destroyed them. But in case they have, that would be like a confession.”
“I see. But the damage would be less than if the operation is successful, right? “
“Exactly. If that were to happen, then, that’s why there’s a third move.”
Incidentally, I noticed it. Come to think of it, Maine is actually quite smart. But somehow, he’s alienated.
“Find a living witness, bring him out, and make a big speech in front of the people.”
A living witness…… a survivor of R6, in other words, a comrade of Cubero.
“Eh…… but if you do that……”
“Yeah. Probably, that person’s life will be targeted by imperial operatives, and people from the First Prince.”
Whoa, I got it.
“A lure operation?”
Windfield answered with a grinning face. In contrast, Maine’s face was pale.
“If they are escorted by Second-san, then, they’re probably the safest in the world. And if they attempt to catch them, then that would be good too, since the image of the First Prince will deteriorate further.”
Being praised never feels bad. But then again, she does make it sound so easy.
“Through these three moves, we will drive the First Prince faction, to a corner. If this is successful, then I’ll announce, the strategy to follow from there.”
Windfield smiled. Almost as if saying “It’ll work out”.
……Alright, let’s do this.
“Then, what should I do first? “
“First, I want you to enter the Royal Palace.”
The two of us stared at Maine. Maine then answered with a bit of a bitter face.
“I don’t think I can just get you inside because we’re friends…… Okay, what should I do?”
We need some sort of reason. Thinking thus far, I just turned towards Windfield. There’s no way this girl hasn’t thought of a reason.
“Fufu, it’s simple. I think, it should be time now.”
Windfield shook her body from side to side while saying “Any, minute, now”, in a good mood. What does that mean? Is she waiting for something?
――And then, the next moment.
“Hmm, ohh. Second-dono. I didn’t think you were actually here.”
“Secondー, hey, hey! “
Silvia and Eko, opened the salon door and entered.
“Ahh, Silvia-san. Eko-san. Long time no see.”
“Ah, Prince Maine. Long time no see. I’m sure Second-dono has caused a lot of trouble. Allow me to apologize on his behalf.”
“Stop it, it’s embarrassing. This is all because of me.”
“I think it’s very Second-dono-like to cause problems in the first place after all, right? “
It suddenly became quite lively. Maine was also laughing happily.
……No, no, no, that’s not it.
“Hey, Windfield. You’ve already thought of an excuse for infiltrating the Royal Palace, right? “
“Yeah. Silvia-san, did you bring it? “
“Of course. This is the letter of recommendation from the headmistress Paula, and these here are the signatures of 230 students.”
“For the Royal Court Magician Division.”
Maine was taken aback by Windfield’s mutter.
“I see! The First Royal Court Magician Division is flexible since they are in my faction. If you were to use that……”
“A spot should be open, as a special temporary lecturer, I think.”
“Winner of the 51st Magic Tournament. Fastest record holder in the Kingdom to reach adventurer rank A. Conqueror of the Proline Dungeon with his team alone. And in addition, a letter of recommendation from the headmistress of the Royal Magic Academy, and from 230 students. Even for me, it would be quite difficult to refuse.”
“But that bothersome trio, would probably, be against it. If the King doesn’t agree…… I might have to reconsider, probably.”
No, wait, there are too many things I don’t really understand. Uhmm, where should I start asking……?
“Why is the Headmistress recommending me? “
“Paula Memento, is close to the second Queen, Freon. And obviously, to the Second Prince.”
Second Queen Freon. Is that Maine’s mother? So that’s the reason why there are so little escorts for Maine in the Magic Academy? But even then, I think Maine’s reputation in the school is quite bad. I’m sure there are quite a few of Klaus’ people in here too. Whoa, how confusing.
“Then, how did you get the students’ signatures? “
“There is, this, organization. A huge organization.”
“The ones you were speaking to this morning, huh?”
“……It’s better if you don’t know them.”
Silvia shook her head along with a somewhat pitying expression. What’s with her? I’m actually quite curious now.
“Or rather, why a teacher? Isn’t it alright to join as a member?”
“As things stand, being in a position of power, will make it easier to move.”
“Well, it makes sense, but……”
“It’s fine. Just do it. Become a special temporary lecturer.”
I wonder if she just found it troublesome to explain, Windfield simply pushed it onto me. I’m weak to being spoken to like that. It makes me want to simply nod.
……And thus, in this way, I was recommended as a special temporary lecturer for the First Royal Court Magician Division, for some reason. Apparently, I’ll have an audience as soon as tomorrow. That’s incredibly fast.
Well, I think the earlier, the better.
When the conversation with Maine was over, the sun was already setting by the time we started to go back. I told the three girls to go back home first, and I secretly went to a pharmacy. I couldn’t find it after looking for it, so I asked the clerk about it, and after finally finding ‘condom-san’ I bought it immediately. In this world, the condoms were made of the processed air bladder of fish-type monsters. Incidentally, they also live in Vanilla Lake in front of my mansion.
Then, I ate a late light meal while happily playing with the package of the bladder in my hand, I didn’t dine properly just in case. Then I went to take a nice, relaxing bath, and finally I skipped in a good mood towards Yukari’s room.
Now, it’s time for the decisive battle――
＜ Continued in the commercial version! ＞
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- 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