66 Royal Court Magicians
After the audience, Maine and I wandered around the court.
Seemingly remembering the promise with me as well, Maine took the opportunity and allowed me to see the Fourth Form Grimoires with the excuse of “Showing me around the court”. Thanks to that, I got to “steal a glance” at them. I’m quite thankful for that. With this, I was able to acquire the Fire, Water, Air, and Earth Fourth Forms without having to suffer for it.
For now, I raised all four attributes from the 16th class to the 5th class using the experience I had left. Incidentally, the Lightning Attribute First to Fourth Forms spells have been raised to the highest rank. As for the Fifth Form, since the amount of experience required wasn’t even close to Dragon King and Dragon Horse, I had to stop at Grade 1.
And thus, we reached the final part of the trip. We went to the base of the Royal Court Magicians located not far from the Royal Palace in order to give my greetings.
While standing next to Maine in front of the Royal Court Magicians, who were lined up in the training area, I noticed something.
I’m not welcomed in the slightest.
Right. It’s great to have become a『Special temporary lecturer for the First Royal Court Magician Division』, but.
But thinking about it carefully, to suddenly have such a young lecturer assigned to them, the Royal Court Magicians, who are ranked as the elite of the elite, wouldn’t just jump on board and accept me.
I wonder if it was a bad choice to have come alongside Maine? They surely must be thinking I got this position using my connection with the Second Prince. This will be hard to handle because I do have a connection with the Prince. But even if I complained about that, it would’ve been just as bad if Maine hadn’t come. At least they are lined up because the Second Prince is here. They have an air of almost breaking line as soon as Maine leaves this place. I even feel like they would say “We don’t need a lecturer” any moment now.
“He’s Second-san. For the following month, he will be a lecturer assigned to the First Royal Court Magician Division. Starting today, everyone should follow his instructions.”
After Maine introduced me, the Royal Court Magicians nodded, answering in a mutter “Okay…” almost as if shrugging him off. You guys should properly answer Maine instead of glaring at me. Especially you, the black-haired short girl with a bob cut on the far right of the front row. Seriously, this hostility is almost as if I were their enemy.
“Looks like you’ll be alright. Well, I’ll be going then. Good luck, Second-san.”
“Wait, don’t ‘Ehehehe’ me. How do you see this being alright?”
“I think you should be fine because it’s you, Second-san. Probably.”
“……That’s quite like you to say something like that.”
I exchanged words in a whisper-like voice with Maine, trying to keep him from leaving the training grounds. At that moment, a 50-year-old, red-haired old man with the top of his head bald, who was standing in the middle of the front row opened his mouth.
“Prince, please wait! There are many members who are not convinced. It’s clear that at this rate, the situation will not be resolved. If only you, Prince, could say something.”
Ohh, this old man really has guts. To speak like this to the Prince, I can tell his position is quite high, and he really trusts him. Maybe this person is the leader of the First Royal Court Magician Division. It’s decided, let’s call him ‘Red Xavier’. No, Xavier shiny, Xavier best…… Although it’s quite hard no to call him Xavier 2P.
(TLN: one is like the pokemon with different colors, normally referred to as ‘Shiny’, the second one, I have no idea tbh. And the last one is like when in games, the player 2 selects the same character and that character appears with different colors. I’m pretty sure the Xavier needs no explanation.)
“Captain Zephyr. This isn’t something I, a prince, should be dealing with. Rather, this is something that you, the leader of the group and the lecturer who is buying feelings of antipathy, should work out. If I decide to speak then it won’t be taken as for the good of the group. Am I wrong? “
“Hmm…… not, but still.”
Maine’s sound argument pierced Red-Xavi. So, this person was the leader after all.
……Ehh? Or rather, what’s with Maine, isn’t he trying to leave me to my own devices here?
When I glanced at him, Maine had a face of saying “Crap” and hurriedly turned away. This guy might still be mad at my surprise visit yesterday at school.
On the other hand, the Court Mages were nodding as if consenting. They seem to want to say the lecturer who’s causing this rebellious attitude is in the wrong.
I wasn’t really angry, but after seeing that attitude I decided to get angry. Luckily, there are plenty of targets here, so I even have the ability to pick and choose.
“Alright, let’s do this then. Those who have a complaint can come at me. It doesn’t matter if it’s a many vs one.”
“Wai–, you can’t do that! “
Maine hurriedly tried to stop me. However, it’s not that I can’t stop, I just won’t stop.
“Captain Zephyr seems to be the strongest. How old are you? I’m 17.”
“I am 55.”
“Is that so? Then, I’ll especially teach you how much time you’ve wasted in those 55 years.”
“……What a funny kid. Haha, interesting. Hahahaha! “
Although Red-Xavi laughed, he had a blue vein popping in his forehead. Looks like he’s quite irritated. Like this, the result is quite clear……
“I’ll do it, Captain.”
But there was a woman who couldn’t read the air and butted in. On a second look, she was the short woman with a bob cut who was glaring daggers at me earlier.
“I was the one who sought this fight, so I’ll be the one to do it.”
“However, if the leader fights him due to personal motivations, then nothing will change in the discipline of the group. This is not how a captain should conduct himself. Furthermore, the Second Prince is here.”
“……Certainly, you’re right.”
“In that respect, the best thing would be to carry this out as a mere practice, in and out.”
“Understood. Sherry, you go.”
It seems my opponent has switched to a woman called Sherry. I thought Red-Xavi had the atmosphere of a man among men, but I guess I was wrong. It’s a shame.
“Hey you, don’t get too full of yourself. This is the place where the best mages in the Kingdom gather. Don’t think of this as a place where you can enter with just a little bit of effort.”
Sherry then spoke with a huge sense of pride. Doesn’t she realize the more she talks like that, the bigger the flag she’s raising?
……Alright, I guess this is okay. If I’m going to be a lecturer, I’ll be a lecturer through and through. It will be a ‘detour’ from the road to become the top in the world, but I think this is something that’s necessary for the survival of the Castall Kingdom. If the Castall Kingdom were to be invaded, the Title battles might disappear, and as someone aiming to become the world’s number one, this is a matter of life and death to me.
Eh? Wait. If I think about it. Isn’t giving lectures and practical training to these guys, and produce results in a month kind of linked to the Title matches, so to speak? Ohh, somehow, I feel really pumped about it.
“I see, well, thanks for your keen opinion. Would you be my partner? “
“……Yeah, that’s right. You better prepare yourself. No matter how much you’re praised as a prodigy or a genius, in here you’ll be no more than an ordinary person.”
“Are you speaking about yourself? “
“You really like to piss people off, right? I was talking about you. I’m in the top ranks.”
“Hmm…… By the way, do you know the saying about the fish in the pond? “
“That’s referring to you.”
“Ahhhhh, don’t get angry. The angrier you get, the weaker you’ll become.”
In a Player vs Player match, being overcome with emotions even for a second makes you lose; feelings are nothing more than a waste. It’s useless to think about anything. It’s up to you to cut back your thinking to a minimum using your daily training and past experiences. In other words, it’s about not saying anything even when your emotions are bare.
“Right now, you’re probably thinking this. Why is such a young man an instructor? Even though it took me doing my best to become a Court Mage. I’m sure it’s because of his connection with the Prince. My pride doesn’t allow me to ask such a guy to teach me. And, what’s with this guy’s attitude? He’s looking down on us. I can’t stomach it, I don’t like it, it’s making me sick.”
“……Heee, so you at least know that. You are totally right.”
“I wonder if you’re frustrated to be looked down upon? Sherry-chan.”
“……No, not really. And, could you stop talking to me so familiar?”
“There are some cases when you’ll look down on someone, and some cases when you can’t. In the former, the one being looked down upon is at fault. In the latter, the one looking down on you is at fault. You’re obviously the former. What’s a Royal Court Magician? I can take you on even with a hand tied behind my back.”
“See? Didn’t I teach you this just a few seconds ago? I told you not to get angry. Do you understand my words? “
Sherry-chan was so angry she was trembling. Maine said “You’re going too far! ” after poking me with his elbow. Replying with a “This is a lecture”, he just “Huh? ” me, not knowing what else to say.
“Sherry? Uhmm, I brought this, but……I think you should stop.”
“……Thank you, Irie.”
Then, a woman called Irie handed something over to Sherry. Does this mean she wasted all this time just while waiting for this to arrive? I wonder what that is? Judging from its size, it looks like some sort of accessory.
- 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