“Now, let’s have a match using this “Game Crown”. I won’t let you run away.”
Sherry-chan said while looking extremely confident and handed me the Game Crown. I won’t let you run away, you say? She looks extremely serious.
“Nbububu, bubu-hahahaHAHAHAHA! ! “
“W-What is wrong with you!? “
I couldn’t help but laugh out loud.
“Hahahahaha, no, it’s just that, hihihi! “
It’s impossible not to laugh at this.
“Haaa, what a laugh. God, you’re amazing.”
“Like I said, what’s with you? Are you making fun of me? “
“Yeah. Do you guys always train using this? “
“–That’s right. Well, not that this is any of your business.”
“……Amazing. Awfully amazing.”
In a way, it’s quite amazing. I said, “It doesn’t matter if it’s a many vs one, just come at me”. However, even after giving them plenty of opportunities, nobody has attacked me yet. I even carelessly chatted, and even pretended to look away at the training grounds and dared to turn my back on them, yet nobody made a move.
I exhaled one long sigh, then opened my mouth.
“Even with that confident face, you mean this as only a game? That you won’t let me run away? Don’t fuck with me. Enough with the peace idiot play. There are only three people who are passable. Captain Zephyr, Sherry-chan, and Irie-san. Except for these three, the rest of you are garbage.”
Red-Xavi was always on the lookout. He could probably have a nice match with me, but he relegated himself to the sidelines, yet he seemed focused enough to butt in at any moment. In other words, he didn’t see this as a game.
Moreover, Irie who brought the Game Crown to Sherry-chan and said “This is not the time for this……”. I didn’t feel the will to fight from her, but she understood the point.
Sherry-chan doesn’t have any good points like the others. However, her facing me head-on is kind of cute. She has plenty of room to grow. In a nutshell, she’s a mass of possibilities.
Other than them, the rest of the trash’s thoughts were as clear as day, “In the end, it’s only a game”, “It has nothing to do with me”. They just felt like extras looking at the development of things between me and Sherry-chan. I don’t really like it.
Still, it’s my job to make those not interested get to a notable level in this month. I decided to do it, so I’ll see it through. Since I have the chance, let’s make them the strongest magician group in the world. Good for you guys.
“Listen here, everything inside the ‘game’ is virtual. It doesn’t hurt when you’re attacked, you don’t die, you don’t need to recover; it’s easy, convenient and you can do it as many times as you want. You might think this makes for great training, but you are quite mistaken.”
In the world of Mobius, there was a penalty for dying. In specific terms, some of your stats were slightly lowered. It wasn’t really a big deal for the average player, but for the top rankers, this was way too painful. Therefore, although in a different sense from this world, everyone was afraid of dying. And that fear was indeed quite important.
“You will surely lower your guard. You’ll definitely become over-confident. I can receive one hit, after all, it doesn’t hurt. I can overdo it, after all, I can’t die. That “After all” remains deep in your consciousness. And then, because this can be done easily as many times as you want, the real battle becomes difficult. You wouldn’t think that to be the case, but you simply don’t realize it’s already happening unconsciously.”
I thought there would be some complaints, but surprisingly, everyone was silently listening. Alright, then let’s keep talking.
“The problem is, if you’re not good enough, you’ll die. That moment when, after receiving an attack, it’s too painful to attack back. That’s something I know. Those who are accustomed to playing games, nine out of ten become easily scared. When attacked, you can’t think of how to attack back, and when it’s time to attack, you can’t help but to overthink it. And even if it’s just a moment of hesitation, there are a lot of tough guys who won’t miss it.”
When I glanced at Sherry-chan, she was simply staring at the ground with a sullen expression. ‘I think he is right in a sense, but I don’t like it, so I can’t help but to feel frustrated’. that sort of feeling.
“The game is something where you can play and experiment. But it’s not something that’s useful for real combat. You should remember it. Otherwise, you’ll be ashamed. Is there anyone who brings out cards to play after picking up a fight? “
I heard the laughs of a few members. The atmosphere warmed up a bit. I thought it would become something more exciting, but I guess this is fine for today.
“Alright, today’s lecture ends here. I’ll come again tomorrow.”
“Hey, wait a moment! I still don’t know what you’re capable of! “
Just as I finished saying what I wanted to say and tried to go back along with Maine, Sherry-chan called me to stop. My abilities…… I see. I guess in her mind, only an idiot would like the idea of being taught by someone weaker than themselves. Or is it for religious reasons? Or maybe she simply doesn’t like me? Yeah, I get the feeling that she just doesn’t like me.
If I think about the future, then I’d like to do something flashy…… I wonder if there’s a good performance I can show them?
Suddenly, the Game Crown in my hand caught my eye. Yeah, this is good.
I threw the Game Crown towards a direction where no people were close. Then, immediately after I prepared a 《Lightning Attribute・Fourth Form》 spell adjusting it towards the location where the Game Crown would fall.
“What do you think you’re――”
It happened the moment Sherry-chan tried to rebut me.
PAAA――Along a dazzling flash that could almost be heard, a roaring bang shook the ground. Everyone closed their ears, panicking about what just happened.
《Lightning Attribute・Fourth Form》 is basically a ranged attack magic of lightning strikes. It inflicts heavy lightning attribute damage to every object within a certain range of predetermined coordinates. And speaking of how powerful it is, each strike is comparable to a Third Form spell. If there are five monsters inside the range, then it’s like shooting five Third Form spells at once. It’s quite the big deal in terms of efficiency.
“……A-A thunder, fell……? “
Turning my back towards Sherry-chan and the others, who didn’t realize it was my magic, I left the training grounds together with a confused Maine while saying “See ya tomorrow”.
After walking for a while, Maine opened his mouth with incredible momentum.
“That was, something you did, Second-san? “
“I’ve never seen or heard something about thunder magic……”
Well, I guess so. I was also under the idea that “players can’t use Lightning Attribute Magic”. And it’s a skill that I automatically acquired from Angolmois with the sense of unity. Maybe, it’s a magic originally of this world.
“…………Eh? Wait a moment. Lightning Attribute, lightning attribute……Where have I heard it……”
Suddenly, switching to a pose as if trying to remember something, Maine began muttering. Then, a few seconds later, he turned towards me with a face as if saying “Could it be?”.
“Second-san. The Great Spirit King……have you heard of that? “
So, you know about it, Maine! Was it written in a book about Summoning Magic or something? As expected, he’s really diligent.
And since we’re already at this point, I decided to call out Angolmois using 《Spirit Summoning》 and have him introduce himself.
With a rainbow twisting from out of nowhere, an incredible medieval beauty appeared exaggeratedly while slowly turning around as if dancing and quietly descending.
(TLN: I remind you that Angolmois’ gender is still undecided, so just for ease I’ll keep calling him as a man unless explicitly stated that he decided his gender to be a woman. And yeah, Second refers to him in this line as a “beautiful woman”, but I just said “beauty”.)
“――My name is Angolmois. The one and only ruler over the four major elements, the Great Spirit King.”
Maine could only say “Whoa! ? ” in surprise, then he collapsed in that spot, falling on his butt.
He managed to stand up with the assistance of a maid who rushed up noisily. Crap, I think this might’ve been too shocking.
“Don’t “sorry” me as if this was nothing, seriously…… I thought my heart would stop.”
Maine glared at me while holding his chest with his hand. His cheeks are dyed in red and his breathing is a little rough. He totally looks like I sexually harassed him.
“Still, it’s unbelievable. I can’t believe you have the Great Spirit King……No, this is beyond the level of incredible. With your magic skills and this first-class summon, are you trying to become a God, Second-san? “
“Both my Archery and Swordsmanship skills are also top-notch. But other than that, everything is normal.”
“My Second is the best man in the world. And I’m the greatest Spirit King in the Spirit World. In other words, we’re the best of both worlds.”
“I’m starting to think that it’s great that you’re on my side, Second-san……”
“Incidentally, the best tactician in the spirit world has a strong crush on my Second. In the Spirit World, she does nothing but speak about my Second. Only my Second could make that person become like that.”
This is the first time I’ve heard of this. Or rather, isn’t she just speaking like that because she’s bragging that “I got such a strong piece”?
“Tactician? Ahh, Windfield-san…… Eh? Does that mean that person is also a spirit! ? “
“Eh? Didn’t I tell you?”
“I never heard of it! Seriously……”
After meeting him for the first time in such a long time, Maine has been nothing but surprised. It’s unforgivable to keep my friend in this much shock. Just who on earth did this? Seriously, that person is crazy.
“Well, with this, everything is rock solid. I couldn’t hope for a more perfect line up.”
“Huh? What does that mean? “
“The tactician is a spirit, right? Unless her master is identified, there’s no way to assassinate her, right? She has overcome the weakness of a tactician. And furthermore, there’s Second-san, and even the Great Spirit King. Even if I try to think about it, this is way beyond my ideals.”
I see, an assassin. If I think about it that way, then certainly, Windfield is the ideal tactician. Because she’s a spirit, her strength is superior to that of humans, and she doesn’t need to eat nor sleep.
“You, I like you. I’ll recognize you as a member of my Second’s alliance.”
“T-Thank you very much.”
To speak to a Prince with a you (kisama)…… as one would expect from that Angolmois-sama. And Maine looks happy for some reason.
“Still, even if it’s rock-solid, the people won’t be convinced if we win by force.”
“That’s right. Because a country is its people. I too have to steel myself.”
“No, you only need to do that after you become a King. Until then, just leave it to us.”
“Using the solid formation you said, I’ll gradually drive away the imperial dogs and the idiots who follow them to a corner. And then, I’ll catch the whole herd, making sure none of them return alive. Moreover, never in their lives will they try to go against the Castall Kingdom again…… is what Windfield will do.”
“Is that alright? ……Or rather, isn’t this something you planned, Second-san?”
“I’m just one of Windfield’s pieces in this political strife.”
“This is the first time I’ve seen someone talk about themselves as a piece while being this happy……”
After that, I continued to chat with Maine for a while and left the court when the sun was going down.
Starting tomorrow, I’ll have to work in earnest as a lecturer. I began to think that maybe I should plan out my lectures. And while I was thinking about such things, I walked towards the place where Cubero should’ve been waiting for me with the carriage.
However, neither the figure of Cubero nor the carriage could be seen there.
But, in exchange for them, in that place was――
“U-umu. You took a long time, Second-dono. I was starting to get tired of waiting.”
The figure of a dressed-up Silvia, who seemed to be quite tense. I’m used to seeing her in plain clothes after all this time, but she looks pretty good since she’s beautiful in the first place.
And then, Silvia began to speak, her cheeks dyed in red.
“The promise, you remember? Of the spirit ticket……Or did you f-forget it? “
“No, I remember it. But didn’t you say to go shopping on a holiday? “
“I’ll be busy from now on. So, just a little is fine, go on a date with me. And after looking at some shops, how about d-dinner? “
“Yeah, sounds good. Quite good actually. It reminds me of the old days.”
“Umu. Now that you say it, it was about half a year ago, but…… somehow, it doesn’t feel like a long time at all.”
We had a trifling conversation, laughed with each other, went inside some interesting stores, and enjoyed a drink at the bar on the first floor of the inn we used to stay at.
Just like I thought, Silvia is very suited for a relationship like the one you’d have with your male friends.
……Or, so I thought.
As the two of us continued to drink, the atmosphere gradually began to heat up.
Silvia’s fierce appeal suddenly exploded.
And between this and that.
We decided to move places to the second floor――
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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