69 Quickening / Fomenting Trouble.
“Wh-What……did you do……? “
“Nothing special. I told you, remember? For a mage, if you don’t do at least this much damage, then it’s useless.”
They were speechless. After all, they didn’t think there was much merit in raising all the 【Magic】 skills evenly. Then, after noticing how strong a real mage is, they realized that they, Court Mages, couldn’t even be truly called Mages.
“My First, Second, and Third Form spells from the four major attributes are all Grade nine. The Fourth Form ones, all are fifth Class. As for the Lightning Attribute, the First, Second, and Third Form are at Grade nine, Fourth Form is at Grade seven, and Fifth Form is at Grade one. This alone increases the power of the First Form spell this much.”
I spoke after showing them a clear picture. There’s nothing more persuasive than this, and everyone silently listened to my words.
“You all too will raise the First Form from all attributes to Grade nine. This is your top priority.”
“……With that, how much will the damage go up? “
“Generally, it’s about 1.5 times. If the Second Form catches up, then two times. And if you also raise the Third Form, it’s thrice as much.”
“That’s certainly…… a lot.”
I must’ve convinced them. Forgetting her usual attitude, Sherry-chan had a bitter expression with her arms folded.
“Speaking of which, some of you might’ve been taught not to learn your weak attribute. If any of you haven’t acquired the First Form, come to me later with the Grimoire and I’ll teach you a little trick.”
After giving out those instructions, all the Court Mages answered “YES”. Their voices were a little disjointed, but still, this was huge progress considering I was being ignored up until the middle of today.
“And so. What’s needed to raise the skills to Grade nine quickly? Do you know? “
“Experience training, is it?”
Captain Zephyr was the one who answered my question, although with a sour face. Why would he make that face for something like earning experience points? Perhaps he knows what a “Quick Growth Method” is, but isn’t sure if it would work out well with this many people. Well, to solve the problems posed by danger, budget and motivation, I guess it’s too much for the Captain alone.
However……this time, it will probably work out. Knowing that they can do that much damage if they try hard, will definitely get them motivated. That’s what online games were all about. The lower players move while motivated by the higher players. And once you find the “trick” to it, all that remains is to work hard at it.
“There should be no serious danger if you follow my instructions. I’ll talk to Maine about the budget.” And looking at the current them, motivation should be no issue. “All that’s left is to do it.”
Everyone was itching to start. In their mind was, ‘if it’s the First Form, we should be able to raise it without much issue’. And that with nothing but some effort, they too would be able to attain “that damage” with ease. They’re simple people.
They can’t help but to long for that vivid picture still fresh in their minds. Just like when I was a beginner and decided to aim for the top of the world, they too wanted to reach that point where their spell would do that damage themselves. And the method to attain that would be given to them free of charge. There was no way any of them wouldn’t reach out.
“Ideally, the First Form of the four major attributes should be raised to Grade nine. That way, you’ll be able to use a Magic Curtain on the battlefield. Each and every shot of your First Form spells will be twice as strong as those of the enemy, raining down on them like angry hornets. How’s that sound? The First Royal Court Magician Division will become the elite of the elite. Nobody would get close to you. Nobody will challenge you. Bows and arrows will mean nothing against you. And thanks to you, all the existing war tactics will have to be made anew.”
That speech was a bit exaggerated. However, the effect was outstanding. It was enough to make the Court Mages temporarily forget things such as their pride and social status, and place his or her expectations on me, thinking “This teacher might be telling the truth”.
“This is an unprecedented challenge. But, would you like to face it? “
At my final push, Captain Zephyr nodded wearing an expression filled with determination.
“Then, this is it for today’s lecture. Wait for further news.”
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“Those bastards of the Vinz Newspaper! “
Djarum, the leader of the Third Knight Order, was seething with anger, alone in his office.
Slamming the morning paper on the desk, he swung down his fist on it several times. His whole body trembled as his complexion changed from red, to blue, and then to purple.
Why was he so angry? It was because of the undeniable facts that were written in the newspaper.
If everything were to come to light, it would be a situation that would not end with just the First Knight Order, but also the Prime Minister and the First Prince, not to mention himself. That’s why now that it has started to come to light, he couldn’t help being mad.
Tearing down the newspaper, punching the desk, throwing stuff around and stepping down on them; no matter what he did, the anger didn’t stop. Thus, as a result of his rampage, after a while, the office was devastated as if a storm had passed through.
One of his subordinates then came to see him in such a room. But after taking a glance at the messy room, he opened his mouth with a face of “I’m just a messenger”.
“Captain Djarum. His Majesty is calling for you.”
“What did you say! ? “
――Sooner than he expected! Djarum immediately forgot his anger, and in turn, he became extremely agitated.
Most likely, he would be asked to explain this issue before the king. The subject of the answer would be handled by the First Knight Order, but the Third Knight Order was assigned to handle the official documents after all. And if the investigation goes deeper, it’s certain that he will be requested to disclose the official documents.
“……I’ll be there immediately.”
Answering to his subordinate, Djarum then frantically started to think.
He had to somehow earn some time. The reason being.
“If I don’t tamper with these documents quickly……! “
The official documents on the agreement between the R6 and the Second and Third Knight Orders had not been touched yet.
If the Second Prince faction confirms the contents of the official documents before they are falsified, then the First Prince faction will be in a predicament. And, at the very least, Djarum, as the captain of the Third Knight Order, will be held accountable. And in the worst-case scenario, just like a lizard’s tail, he will be cut off.
This was something he wanted to avoid at all costs. With all this in his heart, Djarum answered the King’s call.
- 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