Translator:Kaelpie Editor:Conform Child Proofreader:Ozlarus
Business as usual today as well
Today is another joint training session with the Knights Academy… However, we won’t participate, since we’ll be hunting monsters alone.
I though Sieg and Chris would be our leaders today too, but the person that showed up to be our leader was none other than Rupert Olgrand.
The students of the Magic Academy were puzzled at the sudden appearance of Earlshyde’s top magician to the point where they were visibly cowering.
Well, their fear isn’t unjustified. Afterall, they’re not even chicks, in a manner of speaking, you could say they’re still eggs. (TN: Analogy for fledglings. Boku no Hero uses that one as well.)
The boss of the birds appeared before the eggs. It would be impossible not to flinch.
“Oh? Mr. Olgrand? How come Sieg isn’t here?”(Shin)
“He is primarily a bodyguard of his Majesty. Taking the lead for Walford’s training was a special case.”(Rupert)
“Huh, is that so?”(Shin)
“He accompanied your training yesterday and judged an escort is unnecessary for your group… However, even though your power is immeasurable, you’re still students. A leader is mandatory for the exercises, so I came today to monitor your insane group.”(Rupert)
We don’t need an escort, but I guess having students undertake demon subjugations alone would be too irresponsible?
Either way, an adult is coming along.
“But if it’s only for that reason then Mr. Olgrand himself didn’t need to come, right?”(Shin)
“Well, that’s certainly true, but I wanted to observe you myself.”(Rupert)
“Is that so? I don’t think our hunting is that interesting though.”(Shin)
“What the heck are you talking about? Isn’t every member of this group decorated? There’s no way I wouldn’t be interested.”(Rupert)
“Is that the way it is…”(Shin)
“That’s the way it is.”(Rupert)
Well, it doesn’t seem to be a matter of specifically restraining our actions.
“Olgrand. because of you, Shin cast an illusion… In this case, only Shin and I can talk to you frankly? Please be aware that the head of the Magic Division monitoring a group of students is insane enough behavior in and of itself.”(August)
“I know that, but…”(Rupert)
Mr. Olgrand lowered his voice and started whispering to Gus.
(I heard from an insane report from Sieg, so I’m trying to ascertain the true strength of Ultimate Magicians first hand to plan a strategy for the next Alliance meeting.)(Rupert)
(Alright, but Don’t meddle too much.)(August)
“What were you talking about just now?”(Shin)
“Oh, it’s a casual chat. Well then, shall we go soon? I want to see your group fight.”(Rupert)
Sure enough, everyone is tense because of Mr. Olgrand.
I… Mr. Olgrand isn’t as prestigious as my grandma. Even though he is the head of a respected organization, I talk to the heads of many great organizations frequently, so I’m not nervous.
In the future, we will become an organization organized separately from the magic division, and I hope the distance will shrink because he’s our leader today.
While I was thinking about that, we arrived at the same place as yesterday.
“Whoa! Whoa! Hey… wasn’t our pace too fast?”(Rupert)
“Is that so? …Oh, that’s because everyone used these, isn’t it?”(Shin)
I pointed at everyone’s feet.
They are all wearing jet boots.
“Is that… Walford when you’re wearing those, you can shorten the distance with your opponent or change directions in the air?”(Rupert)
“Yes, I used them when I fought against Stromm.”(Shin)
“Huh? Everyone is wearing them… Does that mean everyone can fight in close combat?”(Rupert)
Logically, he isn’t wrong, but the real reason everyone is wearing jet boots is a different one….
“Hmm? Volleyball… What’s that? The game Walford taught you at the Rittenheim resort?”(Rupert)
“…That volleyball… It’s more fun if you use jet boots, so everyone is wearing them…”(Shin)
“…No way, to get used to handling them…”(Rupert)
“Basically, we are a fixed artillery. We don’t use it during battle. However, Tony and I are pretty good at handling them, so we normally fight in close combat… After all, if you don’t practice, you won’t improve, so I move with these… “(Shin)
“…Although it’s the same place you’ve been to the other day, I was wondering why you didn’t use Gate even though it’s the same place you’ve been to just the other day… So the reason why… is because you want to get used to the jet boots…”(Rupert)
“No… Honestly, I’d like to see you use it during training… When you consider how useful this will be in actual warfare, I cannot get upset.”(Rupert)
We use jet boots for Magical Volley, but if one can master them, he can gain an advantage in combat. Not just in battle, but one can move without exhausting their physical strength.
Even Mr. Olgrand, who was keeping up with us by using body strengthening, was breathless.
Everyone can use Gate, but not everyone can use flying magic. It’ll be especially handy when moving as individuals. (TN: Iirc they all used flying magic when reacting to invasions, so idk how they suddenly can’t use it) (EN: I thought Shin was the one lifting them all up with his flying magic, not theirs) (TN: Too lazy to look it up. If anyone knows, tell me in a comment and you get a cybercookie.)
“A magic tool for movement… I will consider introducing it to the curriculum since we have a lot of bean sprouts…”(Rupert)
“By the way, I was told that we received a large order of jet boots from the Knight Order.”(Shin)
“What? The Knight Order?”(Rupert)
“Yes, it raises acceleration. It’s particularly useful in combat for swordsmen.”(Shin)
“……That Dominic, He didn’t tell me anything about this…”(Rupert)
“But don’t the knights ride horses? If you ride horses, you don’t need jet boots…”(Tony)
“The horse is a powerful weapon in a war against humans, but it won’t fare so well with a devil as the opponent.”(Rupert)
“Wouldn’t it make it easier to fight when they get off their horses?”(Alice)
“Most likely. Well, I can only ride horses for transportation, so I don’t know the details.”(Rupert)
If the monster is moving quickly, isn’t it difficult to attack while on horseback?
“So? What are you going to do now? Will you wait for demons to come? Or will you go looking for them?”(Rupert)
“Oh, that is going to be determined later…”(Shin)
Just like yesterday, I collected magic power and attracted demons to our location.
Well, let’s start today’s hunt for materials.
“…So this is what left Sieg dumbfounded. What on earth is this?”(Rupert)
For the fourth time in a row, I attracted demons and arranged the same group combinations from yesterday to subjugate them.
Today, the attitude was different. No one panicked, and we could collect much more materials than yesterday.
“Hmm. I guess the success rate is still around 40%?”(Tony)
“Tony is good! I can manage about 20%!”(Alice)
“That’s not something to be proud of.”(Rin)
Tony said 40%, Alice said 20%, referring to the proportion of clean kills.
Even if it isn’t beautiful, they subjugate them cleanly with some consistency to an extent.
It is a big difference from yesterday.
“You’re not satisfied with this? If you want to sell the materials, you have enough. You could even rate them among the highest quality goods…”(Rupert)
“Our goal is to hunt completely clean. It’s not very good so far.”(Shin)
“Cleanly every time… What are you saying? Something like that…”(Rupert)
“Look at the demons Shin has killed.”(August)
“All of his kills are flawless. He demonstrated his expertise to you just now. We still have a long way to go.”(August)
Probably because of Target.
“Hah… Ha… Shin is amazing after all. When a clear-cut goal becomes visible, I get fired up to train!”(Sicily)
Sicily is out of breath after fighting four consecutive battles today.
Sicily also knew beforehand that she will participate in subjugation today, so she isn’t as out of breath as yesterday.
However, using magic requires concentration, so if you keep at it for a long time, you will be out of breath in a bit depending on your mana pool.
However, thanks to the rigorous training routine, Sicily’s offensive magic has more precision and power than before.
“My attack magic has considerably improved. But I feel that this is still not enough, I’ll do my best to continue.”(Sicily)
I answer her with a smile.
“That girl, is she… a saint? She specializes in healing magic, but her attack magic is also powerful… Just what is…”(Rupert)
Mr. Olgrand has a valid reason to be shocked.
This world’s magic doesn’t have any attributes or limitations like in a game. If you can imagine it, you can use any magic.
Then, what is healing magic?
The curative magic is activated by strong feelings of compassion that desires to heal the injured. In this world, it is a magic where the activation conditions are not very well understood.
However, healing magic does exist in this world, and it treats many patients to this day.
My theory is that in this world magical power will respond to a strong image “healing,” and healing magic will activate in response to the feelings of compassion.
As a result, people, who are good at curative magic, are very gentle and very compassionate, so healers are generally not good at any kind of attack magic.
However, my healing magic is used by understanding the structure of the human body, so it has nothing to do with the heart or compassion.
The same is true for attack magic. Just because you have an aggressive character, it doesn’t mean your attack magic will be stronger.
Sicily practices healing magic while learning the structure of living things… from me.
Sometimes, I take her with me on hunts.
I threw up the first time she tested her magic on me, but once she got accustomed to it, her healing power increased considerably.
Because Gus told me “Don’t teach this to anyone outside the team”, to Mr. Olgrand, I guess Sicily is a mysterious existence.
“Mr. Olgrand. I think we’ll end the hunt here for today and go back. Is that alright with you?”(Shin)
“Oh, ah. If you hunt this much, there some people might complain. Well… more than the quantity, the quality is the problem…”(Rupert)
“Is that so? We still have a ways to go.”(Shin)
“…You’re aiming too high …”(Rupert)
I don’t think so.
Actually, veteran hunters are learning from us.
“By the way, Sicily, should I carry you home today as well?”(Shin)
“It’s an attractive offer but… I also want to master these shoes, so I will return home by myself today.”(Sicily)
“I see, that’s a shame. Sicily is soft and warm, so I wanted to carry her on my back.”(Shin)
“Huh? Ah! Jeez! Shin is a perv!”(Sicily)
Muu, I’m terribly sorry.
“Is this the atmosphere to have after slaying so many demons…?”(Rupert)
“Olgrand, don’t think too much about those two. ‘Anytime, anywhere’ is their motto.”(August)
“A genuine young couple.”(Maria)
“Royalty Love Birds!”(Alice)
Somehow, we’ve received a dreadful title.
Of course, Sicily was shyly agonizing behind me.
Rupert Olgrand, the head magician of the Earlshyde Kingdom, couldn’t bring himself to believe the sight he saw today.
It should be unthinkable for boys and girls of that age, Magic Academy students, to hunt demons like Shin’s group.
As a result of witnessing the Ultimate Magician’s magic, his confidence was rattled and shattered.
He himself didn’t like how chanting gave his opponents an opening. Not to mention, he was bothered by no chanting magic, but their magic was on a whole different level.
He couldn’t hear any chanting. Even so, the magic they released was powerful and accurate.
They said they had a goal for this suppression: to collect demon materials as cleanly as possible.
The best materials can only be collected, when you take down the head without damaging the body at all.
Even veteran hunters can rarely do that, yet these kids pulled it off many times.
That’s the same line of thinking as a veteran hunter… You have to keep in mind that saying you can do it and actually being able to do it are two completely different things.
They are practicing that exact attitude.
Amongst them, Shin Walford’s magic is in a completely different dimension.
In any case, a 100% success rate of getting the finest materials every single time.
Most people focus their attention on his unreasonable power, but isn’t this accuracy more noteworthy? Rupert pondered.
If your magic doesn’t hit the mark, there’s no point to it.
Shin, who can accomplish so much with minimal magical power, could not be seen as a human in Rupert’s eyes.
“Demon King…Wizard King…”(Rupert)
It’s not necessarily an exaggeration. Rather than reiterate what others said, he felt that their words weren’t exaggerated.
The end result was that twelve people caught an unbelievable amount of demons and went home.
After witnessing that sight, Rupert had to report to the head of military affairs, Dominic.
“You had a tough time Rupert. So? How are they from a magician’s point of view? Where would you place them?”(Dominic)
Although he received a report from Christina, he was a knight and could not get enough information to draft a strategy seeing as how he had no expertise in magic.
[Those kids are amazing.]
Dominic, who was unable to think up a strategy just from hearing reports, asked an expert on magic, Rupert, to inspect.
Rupert cannot answer Dominic’s question immediately.
Rupert thought about the operation for a while and answered.
“…Anywhere is fine.”(Rupert)
“…What? Saying anywhere is fine, Rupert, you….”(Dominic)
“It’s not irresponsible. I have been convinced by my own eyes. I’m certain our support will only hinder them. In fact, we should be the ones following them.”(Rupert)
“…Were they that amazing?”(Dominic)
“It was incredible. His Highness and His Majesty are desperately trying to resist inviting those children to become our unique strength. However, I understand this is meant to prevent inflammation of war.”(Rupert)
The King of Earlshyde Kingdom, one of the great powers, doesn’t want to take them in. Rupert knows that means they’re proposing for them to become the shared strength of the world.
“They’re too incredible. Those children… No, Walford alone can easily conquer the world.”(Rupert)
“So, anywhere is fine. Wherever you put them, they will get the best results. Those children are incredible.”(Rupert)
As a strategist, he was troubled as to where to place so much power, but now he’s worried even more when he was told that anywhere is fine.
“Haa… What is going on, even though there’s not much time left until the alliance meeting…”(Dominic)
“I was hoping to dispatch several people to each country and follow them. Each country will use its military to subjugate large demons, but if a disaster class shows up, we let those kids handle it.”(Rupert)
“…Is that the best option after all?”(Dominic)
“In my opinion.”(Rupert)
“I understand. Thanks, Rupert, I got a point of reference. Good job today.”(Dominic)
“Oh, that reminds me… Before I forget! Hey, Dominic! Did you order jet boots in bulk from the Walford Company?”(Rupert)
“Hmm? What are you talking about?”(Dominic)
“Ok, that was bad. Well, our Knight Order can increase its strength with it, so we won’t lose to the magic division.”(Dominic)
Dominic, afraid to pull Rupert’s leg, he told the magic division’s head with confidence.
“Hmph, how unfortunate! Because I accompanied Walford today, I also decided to purchase jet boots for the magic division!”(Rupert)
I lost to Rupert again.
In fact, the magic division commander cannot arrange new equipment at his own discretion, but after he returns from the meeting, Rupert will have already bought the jet boots.
“What! So dodgy! You’re already raising your strength with the Merlin style training method! Do you have to buy jet boots on top of that!?”(Dominic)
“Cheh! It’s an excellent means of transportation. You can’t just hog it for yourself!”(Rupert)
“…You bunch of bean sprouts.”(Dominic)
“… What? You…”(Rupert)
“What? You wanna go?”(Dominic)
“Bring it on! Let’s go!”(Rupert)
On that day, a part of the Knight Order headquarters was suddenly destroyed in a simulated battle between the Knight Order and the Magic Division over a strategy draft and an equipment purchase application. The Magic Division commander and the Knight Order commander soon issued written apologies to the King.