67 What have I gotten into?
Silvia’s body, that I was seeing for the first time was, in a word, amazing. Her abdominal muscles were visibly divided into six; her limbs were firm; the places that should stick out, stuck out; and the areas that should be soft, were soft. Her well-proportioned body felt like that of a top-notch athlete.
Does the status reflect on the body, or does the body reflect on the status? Or does that have nothing to do with it? I’m not sure about the answer, but hers was beautiful enough for me to start thinking that I should start training my body anyways.
After I told her my honest thoughts, Silvia said, “Second-dono’s body is more beautiful”. I didn’t take notice of it, maybe due to the fact that I’m not in the habit of looking in the mirror, but it seems that my body is in a similar state. Well, I suppose it’s not strange for that to be the case since I’ve been doing a training regimen stricter than anyone else. And since our diet is completely managed by Yukari, maybe all of us have athlete-like bodies.
Next morning. When I opened my eyes, I saw Silvia right next to me. She returned my morning greeting with her usual “Umu”, as expected, she really is beautiful.
Looking at her, unexpectedly reminded me of last night. Unlike Yukari, who was extremely passionate in bed, Silvia was more like a girly woman who was even satisfied by just hugging each other. This was a happy miscalculation for me, who was quite tired after that ‘death fight’ with Yukari. But thanks to this, I was able to ‘love’ her with plenty of leeway.
We both went downstairs to have breakfast together. Strangely enough, I didn’t receive a team-limited communication message from Yukari. Perhaps there was some collusion between Yukari and Silvia. Only god knows.
“Second-dono. Come to think of it, I got in touch with the Third Knight Order yesterday.”
“Ohh. How was it? “
“They were literally jumping with joy. It seems like this is exactly with the Knight Order wants the most right now.”
“Do you think they suspected you were playing for the other side? “
“I don’t know. However, the daily activities continued as usual.”
“If I were to be betrayed by Silvia…… I’d likely distrust all people.”
“Hey, stop that. I would never betray you, Second-dono! “
She then muttered, ‘There’s nothing more frightening than turning Second-dono into an enemy’. I think that was a good answer.
“From now on, I’ll be regularly reporting to the Third Knight Order. Windfield said that she would like me to leak small amounts of information to make my position more favorable. And, at the same time――”
“You’ll search for the official and original documents?”
“Umu. Well, it’s more about collecting information rather than searching for it. The information gathered by the Third Knight Order is great after all. Since they are the ones who signed the agreement with the R6.”
“I’m sure they hid something. Or maybe they were told to hide it.”
“Then, our first goal is to bring it to light?”
Silvia seemed to brim with motivation. Well, that should be obvious, she really loves justice, so it would be no exaggeration to say this job is right up her alley.
“Well then, I guess I also need to go to work.”
I didn’t think the day where I would use the phrase “need to go to work” would come in my lifetime, but the fact is, I’m now being paid as a special temporary lecturer for the First Royal Court Magician Division. This sure counts as “going to work”.
After paying for the meal and lodging fees, we left the inn. Silvia said “Have a good day (Itterasshai)”, but she immediately turned bright red.
I’m super motivated――
“For today, please let me see your usual training regime.”
As soon as I got to the training grounds, I sat down while declaring so.
The Court Mages from the First Division, however, showed no sign of getting in line. Are they waiting for the leader’s instructions? Or are they just not going to follow any instructions I give? Probably neither.
When I started to think about what I should do, two people walked up to me. Captain Zephyr and Sherry-chan.
“Please stop with the jokes.”
Sherry-chan being her usual self, blurted out those words coated with hostility.
“I don’t know what your usual training is after all-mon. I wouldn’t know what to point out if that’s the case, right? “
“Don’t go adding words. And also, you don’t have to point out anything.”
“That would be a problem.”
“By all means, be troubled.”
“――No, wait. Sherry.”
When Sherry-chan was starting to go over this and that, the captain, Zephyr interrupted her. He had a grim face, but apparently, he wasn’t trying to complain. This person at least seems to understand my point.
“Kid. That magic you used yesterday when you left. That was without doubt, a Lightning Attribute Third Form spell, right? “
“That was a Fourth Form one.”
“……Is, that so?”
When I wondered what kind of question he asked while starting with calling me kid, this person started to nod while deep in thought. What’s with this guy. Is his brain as empty as the top of his head?
“Fourth Form? Please make a more believable lie. There’s no such thing as Lightning Attribute magic, and there’s no way someone like you can use a Fourth Form spell.”
From behind Sherry-chan, who was grumbling and complaining, a woman approached timidly. If I remember correctly, I think she was called Irie-san? She had a gentle-looking face with semi-long tea-colored hair. All in all, her appearance was just normal. I was under the impression she was an honest person, but…… Is she coming to complain to me? If that’s the case, this really is a shock. I prepared myself to listen to her words.
“Second-san…… May I have your autograph? “
It almost made me fall down in surprise. And coming for this with this timing? What’s with that?
“It’s okay, but can I ask why? “
“My little sister goes to the Magic Academy, and, you see, she’s a big fan of you, Second-san. When I told her yesterday at home about you, seriously, she was going crazy….. and she told me to make sure to get her your autograph.”
“Ahh, so that’s the reason.”
I behaved as if this wasn’t a big deal, but deep down I was extremely happy.
In my previous life, when I was the number one in the world, signing autographs, shaking hands, and taking photographs were everyday occurrences. It was hard to respond to those people without shattering the image of “The strongest in the world” they so admired, and this was something I had totally forgotten after coming to this world. That past glory of being the world’s best seemed to have been reignited for a moment, and an indescribable emotion surged from deep within me.
“To whom should I dedicate it? “
“Ahh, yes. To Aroma, please.”
I was about to write Seven on the colored piece of paper she brought to sign…… but I fixed it to Second. That was close.
The writing was “From the number one man in the world, Second”. I thought of adding “Future” before number one, but I think that was too much. Finally, after writing “To Aroma”, I thought for a little and added “& Irie” to it.
“Here you go.”
I handed the colored piece of paper to Irie-san, along with a smile. And speaking of smiles, I had one practiced for these occasions. If you don’t smile properly after being asked for an autograph, it ends up as a mood-killer. Rather, this is why you have to behave coldly at first. It really creates a contrast. In my previous life, I learned the value of fan service, and that the value of your smile increases if you only show it on limited occasions.
“T-Tha-Thank y-you very m-mush.”
Irie-san left while walking backward, her cheeks dyed in vermillion and her head lowered. Seems like it was a critical hit.
At that time, I noticed by chance the figures of some female members who looked at her with envious eyes. I see, at first, I thought I wasn’t welcomed at all, but there seems to be a few people who had a good impression of me. I’m grateful for that. However, on the downside, it seems it will take some time to gain the support from the male members.
All the while, Sherry-chan looked at me with absent eyes. Just because your appearance is a little on the good side and you have some skills, you’re simply letting it get to your head…… That kind of feeling. She really is easy to understand.
……As expected, it may be better to show my abilities if I want my work as a teacher to go smoothly. If they didn’t understand it from yesterday’s display, all I can do is come up with something using the four major attributes.
But, almost as if reading my mind, Captain Zephyr opened his mouth while I was thinking about what to do.
“Understood. I will give out instructions.”
“Captain! ? “
“Sherry. This kid’s ability is real. Enough of that, you’re the only one who won’t admit it.”
Sherry-chan was shocked to have been chided by the Captain, whom she thought felt the same as her. It was a face on which you could almost hear the sound effect “GAAN”.
“Starting now, we do the usual training! When the lecturer-dono approaches, give priority to answering his questions! Then, let’s get started! “
Everyone in the first division, who until now seemed unwilling to do anything, began to move as soon as the captain spoke. The same held true for Sherry-chan. As expected of the captain, his commands are absolute in the group.
However, I’m sure the captain has it hard too, having to switch from ‘kid’ to ‘lecturer-dono’. I’m sure my comment about him wasting those 55 years from yesterday has something to do with it. I actually think I might’ve gone too far with that, but it’s not like I really will retract that statement, a fact is a fact after all. And it’s not like apologizing will make him improve.
- 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