65 Audience, Decision
“Hmm, how rare. Did Yukari oversleep? “
At breakfast, three people were gathered in the living room. And in there, the figure of Yukari was lacking.
Telling herself “I bet she’s still sleeping”, Silvia quickly got up.
“I guess it can’t be helped, I’ll prepare it.”
“Can you do it? “
“Umu. I’ll prepare it.”
Silvia decided to be the breakfast cook. While Eko saw her walk off with a bit of an uneasy expression, I turned my head towards her and implied “It’ll be fine” with my face.
I uttered some sort of sound. But I couldn’t speak a proper word.
“Second, you tired? “
“……I’m so tired I want to die.”
Yes, I was exhausted. That was a strong enemy. I was ready to go and I began by challenging her with a saturation attack, but it soon turned into a war of attrition, a game of endurance. However, I began to gradually be pushed back by that bottomless and inexhaustible sexual desire, a losing battle. Potion doping was practically meaningless and as a last resort, I ended up using 《Transform》. I managed to stay on top thus far. Even when I fought that deathmatch against Anko, I wasn’t this tired. How frightening, the dark elves.
There was one thing I learned from this; status doesn’t have much impact on ‘night wrestling’. This is bad. If I don’t work out a strategy as soon as possible, the day when I lose draws nearer.
Eko opened her mouth and in a small mutter she said to herself “I wonder……”. What’s with that “I wonder”?
“Hey, it’s done. Help me bring it.”
How fast. It took her less than ten minutes. As I walked up to the kitchen, almost like a zombie, I found six pieces of baked white bread and a platter of fried meat and vegetables. It was quite the combination of colors, still, it seemed to be quite delicious.
Placing it in the middle of a luxurious table, I took some of it with some tongs, stuffing the soft, fluffy bread.
“Ahh. Yeah, it’s delicious.”
It’s pretty good. It gives the feeling of a man’s cooking, since it can be eaten even in a hurry. But this is fine, because I like this type of cooking. Simple is the best. A simple home-made breakfast consisting of some staple food and main dishes is something you can never get tired of eating.
“Delicious, maybe! “
“Hey, what’s with the maybe?”
Silvia rebutted Eko while smiling with a relieved face.
Some time later, after we finished eating, Yukari appeared in the living room.
While apologizing for oversleeping in an unusually shy manner, she opened her notebook to tell me today’s schedule. I could see a bit of tiredness in her.
“Yukari, take a rest for today. You too can rest today, Eko.”
“No, that is……”
“I’m sure you heard about the appointment from Windfield yesterday. Today I have an audience with the King, followed by a tour of the working place. And Silvia is going to the Third Knight Order, right? And Windfield is going to do something in the capital. See? It’s not really a big deal.”
“Haa, if you say so. However, Master, let me tell you this. An audience with the King is a big deal.”
“……By your ‘I see’, I’m not sure you really understand.”
I stood up laughing and saying I was kidding. And at that moment, Cubero appeared as if waiting for the perfect opportunity, bowing as he spoke.
“The carriage is ready to depart.”
Amazing, not a wasted moment. Actually, I kind of wanted to go out a little later, but let’s just go with the flow and leave now. Although I doubt I can really take my time in the carriage.
“Yukari, bring her out please.”
“As you wish.”
Without delay, Yukari’s 《Spirit Summoning》 activated and Windfield was called out.
“Ya-ho. Well, let’s go.”
“Yeah. Let’s go now.”
Taking Silvia and Windfield with me, we followed after Cubero. “Good nightー! “, Telling them that, I left the mansion on the shore of Lake Vanilla while being sent off by an Eko who I’m not sure if she was sleepy or already asleep, and a Yukari who was a bit unsteady on her feet.
Four people, Windfield included, then boarded the carriage. I got in first and sat on the back seat. Next came Silvia, who after a quick look around, decided to sit across from me. Windfield sat next to Silvia without hesitation. And as a result, Cubero ended up seated next to me.
“Ah, that’s right, Cubero. I’m looking for surviving members of R6, do you know anything? “
Soon after the carriage departed, everyone became silent so I tried to start a conversation.
“Survivors…… I see. There is this man that was under me called Besaid.”
“Yes. Although he is older than me. If I remember correctly, he should be 29.”
“……Could it be that Second-sama……?”
“Yeah, I’ll search for him. I left it to Yukari yesterday. Seems there’s a special unit in the all-purpose maid corps for it. She looked confident so I think they’ll find him pretty soon.”
I told him about the search. Cubero then bowed down while still sitting, saying “I’m very grateful”. I hurriedly told him to raise his head and followed by telling him about the strategy to use the R6 members as “bait”. Cubero then bowed even lower and said:
“We couldn’t hope for anything more than to have our revenge. This Cubero can’t begin to thank you enough.”
“Is that so? Well, if you’re grateful, be grateful to Windfield. This is her strategy.”
“Yes. I’m very grateful towards you, Windfield-sama, to grant us this amazing opportunity――”
“Wait, wait. In the first place, I don’t really care about revenge or the likes. I just thought what would be best for Second-san and did that.”
“But that still means that you carefully thought about it, at least that’s my opinion……”
“Well, if you want to be grateful, you’re free to do it on your own.”
Windfield answered in a blunt manner. Cubero on the other hand, thought he had been given permission, and unilaterally expressed his thanks. He’s a good guy, but he’s sometimes way too serious.
“Ah, by the way, Silvia. Are you still involved with the Third Knight Order? “
“Umu, but I don’t think there’s a problem. I had completely forgotten about it myself, but Windfield told me to go report. So, today I’m also going to report to the Third Knight Order.”
What’s with that?
“Silvia-san’s two-year contract, remember? “
“Ahh, certainly there was that thing. Being Second-dono’s guard, while in truth monitoring him, for a period of two years.”
Ahh, that’s right, I remember something like that. And speaking of which, Silvia was instructed by the Third Knight Order to “Seduce and bring Second into the Knight Order”. Since we haven’t had any contact with the Third Knight Order thus far, I had completely forgotten about it.
“By using Silvia-san’s relationship, with the Third Knight Order, she can find the official documents, and hints of where the originals might be. Probably.”
I see. So that’s why Windfield asked Silvia to go report today.
Indeed, a man suddenly appearing as a special temporary lecturer in the First Royal Court Magician Division would be really suspicious. And if you’d want to get information about such a man, the Third Knight Order, who has placed an escort by his side trying to swing him towards them, is a good candidate for that information. If she were to act like an ally of the Third Knight Order, this would totally be like a double spy scenario.
In other words, starting now, Silvia and I will go and deceive the people who could be called the center of this Kingdom in their faces. Thinking about it like that, this really is a big deal. Tricking them here and there, brainwashing them if that fails, we’re really trying to completely change the politics of a country. Isn’t this the first step of something incredibly huge?
“……Hey, Windfield. How about just brainwashing the Prime Minister directly? “
An idea came to my mind unexpectedly. I think we would have a hard time accomplishing that, but I couldn’t help but ask.
After hearing my way too simple idea, Windfield said “I’d love to do that” before pausing for a moment and then continuing.
“However, that would be incredibly hard, probably. Because there’s that case, with the Duchess. Most likely, he’s already taken measures, right?”
It was the Prime Minister who crushed the house of Duchess Lucia Icene, and the reason was “Fear of the Brainwashing Magic”. Then, it’s only natural that he would be wary of it. Yeah, and if he’d taken measures against it…… he would raise his MGR or equip accessories with the Magic Defense up effect. Would the Prime Minister choose the latter?
“Then, how about knocking him out, stripping him naked and then brainwashing him? “
“In that case, we could deal with the possibility, of equipment. And if it’s only equipment, then that’s just fine.”
“The problem is, I wonder if he has taken measures, in order to lift his brainwashing.”
Whoa, that got me. I didn’t think of that.
“And even if we brainwash the Prime Minister, in the end, we’ll have to do something similar. In that case, wouldn’t it be more efficient to just ignore the Prime Minister, and approach the people right from the beginning?”
“……You are right.”
As expected of Windfield-san. Seems there are no blind spots in her strategy. If we try to take a short cut because it’s troublesome, then we’re sure to run into some extra risks.
“We’ll be arriving soon.”
Looking at the scenery outside the window, Cubero informed us. And then, silence returned to the carriage once again. Each of us will just do what we have to do.
- 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