Posted in The Strongest Fairy

Chapter 42 Battle Royale ②

TL: Yuki

ED: Filip

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As I go up on the stage, the excitement of the venue wraps up the participants. MAX VOLTAGE. Everyone is raising their hand to increase the venue’s enthusiasm even more. I was trying to find out where La Veil is.

『Master, were at the seats behind you』

『Nn?… Oh, there you are』

『Aidle~~Woohooo~~』

They were watching at the highest position on the auditorium. Arena that was humanized was also waving her hands. I responded to them, and then the announcement from the host came in.

『Now then, it’s the final round of the battle royal, the 8th group has now appeared!! There were lot of notable people included in the previous groups, but no such person was found upon this one! But that is fine!! Just like last year, there might be monsters hiding in this group!! Everyone, please look for it, the people that would be considered golden eggs of this grooouuupp!!』

That young host was giving it her all with that announcement. It seems that she has fans as well. I could hear people cheering the host. Your name was Senyal, is it. I’ll remember it.

『Now then, Participants who have been kept waiting!! For this 8th, Battle Start!!!!』

When the sound of the gong reverberated, there was a person who immediately aimed at me. As you all have guessed, its Baldy.

「I finally found you, now die!!」

「Annoying…」

From somewhere, his battle axe was heading straight towards my head,

「Blinding Flash」

「-Gaaaah,my eyes!!」

A high intensity light was blasted in front of Baldy’s face blinding him. I tipped his feet with my sword to outbalance him then smash him away. It’s better for you become a meat cannonball. Several people were also blasted along with Baldy’s huge body.

That is, my condolence.

I immediately went near the corner of the stage and began raining down some commonly used projectile magic. Several participants also started approaching me but were prevented by frozen water that was turned into a slide and those that attempted slid away.

After a while, when less than a third of the participants remained, the battlefield became fiercer. The fiercest fights were done in the middle of the stage.

『Oooohh!!? What is with those people!! What an awesome display of sword techniques and magic!!! There’s the black hooded participant number 899 Break, and there’s also the silver haired retired wizard in number 887 Aleid!!! Will one of them be considered our dark horses of this time!!?? 』

Oh, those two certainly are amazing people. That black hooded person and that silver haired old man. The black person was taking down everyone that came near him. That silver old man was using magic to block attacks then countered.

Although a while ago they were completely surrounded, at this moment everyone has already scattered. Now then, let’s have a quick view of their status.

Aleid · Balistadt (62) Lv.285

Race: human

HP 8543/8543

MP 7929/7929

ATK 3477

DEF 4322

MATK 7544

MDEF 4011

INT 1800

SPD 2328

【Inherent skill】 Automatic supply

Skill: Strategy (S) Four-Attribute Magic (SS) Parallel Thinking (B +) Magic Power Detection (A -) Summoning (C +) Appraisal (-)

Title: Sage

  • Automatic Supply:

『Can take in the surrounding magical energy and convert it into magic power. The higher the magic energy rating in the area, the higher the rate of conversion increases』

O, Ooh… Isn’t that person right there a sage. Even though he was like that, it seems that he is not known. He also possess powerful skills, and that status, could that be considered the limit of humans? He’s strong. That inherent skill will let him do an all you use magic attack.  

「Block, Slash, Freeze, Burn, Burst, Raise, Stab」

「……」

He has been using magic in single casts since the start earlier. Moreover, every one of those attacks has considerable power, and also the delay of each cast is really small. That black hooded person is also good, he’s even intercepting attacks from his blind spot or avoiding them perfectly.

And also not to mention, that Jii-chan even has the appraisal skill.  Something like that is commonly acquired by people that crossed over worlds. Because of the probability that I might be exposed, let’s maximize my concealment power.

Now then, let’s check that other notable person.

Ayane Kosaka (21) Lv.351

Race: human (Awakened)

HP 139,599/139,599

MP 282,752/282,752

AK 22,516

DF 15,888

MAK 0

MDF 36,009

INT 3,200

SPD 40,002

【Inherent Skill】 Automatic Recovery, Holy Sword, Automatic Translation, Item Box, Sacred Armor

Skill: Sword Arts (SS +) Dual Sword Wielding (S) Concealment (S +) Adjustment (B) Appraisal (-)

Title: A person who was blessed by the goddess as a Hero.

Hero… … … … Eh, seriously, a Hero!!??

Just a second! Eh, why is someone like that here? Well, I wonder why they are in this world but why did you have to disguise yourself and join in? Moreover, that status is quite high, that it’s almost on the same level as La Veil. Holy sword included in their inherent skills. It’s probably a good sword. I bet it would strong enough to even withstand my attacks.

Never in my mind did I thought that I would encounter a hero this early. I’ll just ignore them for now, and also try not to attract their attention. Most of the remaining participants were surrounding them so it will probably be over soon.

「You annoying bitch!!!」

I’m somehow hearing things like Baldy’s voice behind me. Ah you were still up. He probably fought with a lot of people because of the scratches and damages that can be seen in his body. He is also bleeding somewhere in his head. He’s also breathing heavily like a murderous beast and was showing a really dangerous face.

「There’s no way those two over there will be defeated after all, did you come my way thinking you might get a chance?」

「Stop running away and face me!!!」

Ah, it’s really annoying being accompanied by this person, so let’s finish him off here. He tried attacking me by raising his battle axe but before he could, I jumped right to his face and planted a knee strike into it.

「Guha!!」

「Sorry about that」

Nosebleed will spread from his broken nose, but I don’t want to get dirtied by that, so I moved behind him and drop him off the stage by kicking him at the back of his head. Fuuu… That was refreshing.

『The battle is now finished!!!! For the final selections, the people included will be number 899 the mysterious black hooded participant, the silver haired wizard number 887 and last is the white hooded participant, Aidle number 850!!!!』

Only I was presented with a complicated assessment. Well, I’m not bothered by it… Most of the cheers were for the black hooded hero and the silver haired Jii-san. Let’s report for a bit to my companions as I wait for the audience to settle down.

『Aidle, good work~』

『Master. You were almost not noticed, even though you were one of the winners』

『That can’t be helped because those two over there took the spotlights. I’ll be showing off more in the finals. Oh right, I found some interesting people. I think La Veil would be delighted about it.』

『Hou… it’s going to be fun then』

「Wait young one」

「Nn?」

Just before I was about to leave the stage, the silver haired Jii-san called out to me. He’s wearing a nice robe and his beard was grown long, also he somehow gives off the same vibes as a noble. It is because he has noble like, or maybe because he’s old, and should I also use formality?

「What is it?」

「Ah well, it’s just something that I’m curious about. Have you ever seen or met fairies? 」

「Errr… Nope, haven’t seen any?」

「Fumu, is that so. It’s fine. Well you see, I’m a magician travelling the world in search of fairies. I’m just an eccentric… well then, see you at the finals.」

Then the Jii-san passed by me and went away… that was quite surprising. For a second there I thought I was exposed. But well, travelling the world looking for fairies is it? He sure is another strange individual. Even if you are that strong Jii-san, it would be extremely difficult to find them.

「Now then, time for me to return, I also need to give Arena some cash」

After joining with my party and returning to the Inn, Aguera-san greeted us with a smiling face.

「You were great out there!! It was amazing how you easily paved your way into the finals!!!」

「O, Oh, thanks Aguera-san?」

「Don’t mention it, for there to be finalist coming out from the guests of my inn, how awesome!!」

Ah, tension… too much tension. And also, please let go of me or more like stop shaking me with those arms filled to the brim with muscles.

「There is also La veil!! You did pretty well, didn’t you!!!」

「Do you also think so?」

La Veil was also praised so she puffed up her chest. Besides her, Arena is also puffing out her chest trying to imitate La Veil. Ah, it’s La Veil girl version.

After that, Aguera-san presented us the best dishes she could offer and was saying for celebrating the victory of reaching the finals. She also provided free drinks for all the guests. I also got dragged up in the ruckus until morning. It goes without saying that La Veil also partied with her tension at its highest peak…

「By the way master, how much will Arena be betting?」

「Eh, I’m giving her everything you know?」

「Isn’t that a tad too much!!??」

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Shogi Time

「Arena, face my new battle formations!!」

「Isn’t that just brute forcing using a rook!?」

「Position get~♪」

Even if I try doing it over and over again, I was utterly defeated.

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Chapter 41 Battle Royale ①

TL: Yuki

ED: Filip

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『Now then, the previous group has shown us a great fight, participant Lagol and participant Blackliner’s fierce magic battle attracted a lot of attention from our audiences!! What kind of battle will the third group show us!! The participants that are gaining attention in this group would be Participant Abil who survived until the final selection last year!! How far is he going to reach this year!!! And not to forget, one of the knights of this country, Twiler, will also be participating!! How far will that one reach and how much power will we get to see!! Now then, third group, Battle Start!!!』

「Now then, how should I proceed with this…」

There were around 100 participants jumbled together on the stage. Everyone already started fighting those that are nearby them, but well I wonder who would entertain me~. Just when I started walking near the corner of the stage someone called out,

「Oi, what have you been spacing out here for?」

「Mu?」

A spearman who probably caught sight of me headed towards me. I readied my halberd as he approached. The length of his spear was around 2 meters. It’s probably for gaining advantage by fighting opponents from a long distance, but it doesn’t feel like he’s good at it.

「Take thiiiss!!!」

While coming this way, he tried to gain power by rushing before thrusting at me from afar. However, since the handle is so far, I grabbed hold of the spear and then twisted,

「Well, it ended up becoming like this after all」

「O, Oooo~~!!??」

I grabbed it by the base of the spear blade and then lift it up along with the man holding it, then throw him out of the ring. After all, if you fall out of the stage you will be disqualified. There’s no problem if I do it like this. Now then, who’s next?

「Prepare yourself!!」

「Oooouuoo!!」

Next is two people huh, one carries a big sword and the other one is a twin sword user. Ah, this is also a terrible way to fight.

「To the big sword user. Your attacks are too slow. It’s like telling others to hit you while you approach」

「what!?」

I caught sword with the edge of my halberd and knock it out of his hands. On the other hand, the twin sword user jumped towards me and tries to aim at my blind spot from above.

「Although a twin sword style can force your opponent into your rhythm, it will be useless if you end up full of openings」

「Guhe, guuh」

Smacking him with the body of my halberd, I threw him out of the stage along with the other one from before. That makes it three people. Now then, I wonder who will approach me next~?

『Woo~ops, in just a few minutes the number of participants was already reduced to half!! Participant Abil was splendidly showing off his power!! I wonder just how much training you would need to reach those levels!?』

Hou, is that the man they mentioned a while ago. Looking over as to know what kind of person he was, what’s with that? All the remaining participants surrounded him. But all those who approached him were getting knocked out. If they concentrate too much on him, won’t they fall victim to people aiming for them behind their back.

「What’s this. Why won’t anybody come here? What’s wrong? 」

「「「…」」」

Nobody bit on Abil’s provocation. Now then, I don’t really want to get stuck on this situation. Who should I begin with,

「Um you, the one who’s call Abil. Will you be willing to entertain me? 」

「Oh? The nee-san whose face is concealed, are you also aiming for me to enter the final rounds? 」

「Not really. It’s just that I want everyone here to disappear, to end this faster」

「Wha, What did you say!!」

Oh, everyone who got provoked faces towards me. Nevertheless this is probably a good result? The guy who replied from before was already lost in the crowd. Did he already flee from this place?

「Gah!?」

「Guuh!!」

I quickly mow down the crowd striking them rapidly with single blows. The people surrounding me already lost sight of Abil. Oho, and now, including myself, 4 people were left behind. I’m impressed by that old person who was moving fluently despite his age.

The ones remaining at the moment after all that are Abil, and a female swordswoman who gives off a powerful impression. Because the armor she wears is of good quality and has the emblem of her country on it, she is probably the knight serving this country. The last person was a tall black guy. His weapons of choice were sickles which is kind of unusual. Won’t they be troublesome when used in a fight?

『And now, there are only 4 remaining participants on stage!! Participant Abil number 311!! Participant La Veil number 325!! Participant Twiler number 363!! And participant Koznok number 391!! Only three people will be able to proceed from this point!! Who will be the out to fall out?? 』

「On the name of the knight commander, I will definitely not loose. Those who want to be taken down, come! 」

The beautiful female knight held her sword and was already announcing her victory. If master sees her, she would probably attack her in various ways. But well, the one who seems to be the weakest among the people here is…

「Oi, that scythe person there, you seem to be the weakest so please, can you just leave.」

「Fuu!? Don’t underestimate me!!」

Alright, the man using scythes was successfully provoked. He throws one of his sickles towards me, I block it with my halberd.

「Impossible!!」

Mu? Oh, the one I deflected spins around and came back to him. Understanding that he was in a pinch, he readied his scythes to his side once more. It’s an interesting magic weapon.

[ED: Scythes and sickles, both names are used. It’s a magical weapon, so it’s both(:P).]

When I tried to attack him, Abil came over. Hou, are you trying to take me down by cooperating?

「Oi, oi scythe guy, don’t just go trying to fight the person who took advantage of me」

Nu, Abil whom I’ve been expecting to help the scythe guy actually intercepted him. What’s wrong with this guy, what he’s talking about was too questionable.

「To the fool who easily got provoked. You don’t have the qualifications to stay in this stage. Give it up already! 」

And the female knight joined in placing herself between us. In a moment, her sword blazed and burned down the scythe she deflected. It seems that you were trying to not stand out? Actually I would have liked to move more, but in this situation it would be kind of awkward…

「Gugahh!!??」

Ah he got done in, the scythe user was slashed, his scythe and his body getting cleaved. Well, it should be fine if it’s not instant death. But it looks like he would die in minutes if left alone… That man fell off the stage and immediately received treatment from recovery magicians. His lower body was soon reconnected and he was saved.

Female Knight Twiler is it? The level of her swordsmanship would probably be around the same level as Master’s. If they fight without magic, it would probably be on equal terms.

『And it was finally decided!! For the final selection, Participant Abil, Participant Twiler, the young knight representing the kingdom’s knights, and the mysterious first timer adventurer Participant La Veil!!』

As expected, it won’t that interesting, not until I reach the final rounds. I don’t even need to exert effort doing all this~, hunting in the forest would probably be much more interesting. This is just boring…

「Oi, Nee-chan. The final rounds will much harder. See yah then」

「I don’t really want to hurt women, I hope we don’t meet each other soon」

That is what The Nihilistic Swordsman and the Female Knight told me before they left the arena. They were just saying whatever they like. Let’s leave that as is, for now it’s more important to find a good seat on the audience area after this. I would like to see Master’s match later.

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「Oh, La Veil was able to properly hold back without killing anyone」

「Ou~ Did her best~」

Even though the competition is held by this country, it seems that people from its knight order were also participating. Well, there is no rule saying only adventurers. Let’s listen to La Veil’s impression right now.

「La Veil~ Congrats on winning for the final selection. You properly held back right?」

『Oh, Master. That was boring. Even though I already held back it was still not interesting, only that swordsman and that knight were kind of interesting so I didn’t really enjoy that much』

『Ah, sorry about that. In the final rounds, when the differences of bets are displayed, you go all out. But make sure to hold back unless you feel your life threatened. I will also be serious if that time comes』

After listening to that, La Veils mood got brighter.

『Oh, I’ll be looking forward to that. I’m not really the type that likes holding back. More importantly, is Arena with you? 』

Eh, is that how it is. But you know, it’s not like we will actually be fighting each other at the end. Something like that is not yet confirmed after all.

『Now then Arena, are you going to cheer for me with La Veil?』

『Of course~!!』

『Then Arena I’ll be sending you off. Give my regards to La Veil okay? 』

『Umu. Arena, come over here so we can cheer Master together』

After removing all signs and her presence using concealment skills, she then flew towards La Veil. Now then, I wonder how I should go about it with my battles.

In my currently humanized body, using fairy magic would probably be bad. So I’ll probably use only human’s standard magic. My weapon would be that sword, but if I used that heavy sword here my opponents would probably be smashed… maybe I should fight only with Magic. If I spam some smaller spells from far away, it would probably decrease their numbers fast. Ah, now that I think about it, there were also cheap swords included on the things they bought which will probably be perfect if I use it here.

Even though I have the 『Adjustment』 skill, I have to make sure that I don’t accidentally kill anyone.

And an hour later, my group was called.

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「La Veil~ Skewers~ Skewers please~♪」

「Ah fine, here, eat, eat」

『La Veil, what about my share?』

『I’ll make sure to bring some for you later』

『Will you be waiting for me before having dinner later?』

『It’s fine already I will wait so be sure to not end it quickly!!』

[ED: Of course it’s a female knight, this is a yuri novel, remember that. Any male character is a side character, maybe a few exceptions.]

[TL: There will be one main Male character later… It’s a little spoiler… I won’t tell the details other that “Sebastian” you’ll understand why soon…]

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Chapter 40 Opening Announcement of the Battle Tournament

TL: Yuki

ED: Filip

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「Now then everyone, We will now start with the grouping!!」

We were sightseeing and checking everything we could in the city until it was time for the tournament to begin. We never asked for requests, we did visit ruins, walked around and even confessed to Arena when we went under the tree of the eternal rainbow. We also played a lot on the lake, and boarded La Veil to look at the capital from above. Well, all we did was play around. We didn’t regret it (No regrets).

[ED: Confess to Arena and ride La Veil, this Aidle is getting really frisky :D]

And now, the day the battle tournament has arrived. I was told that a lot of brawny men were gathering, but there are also a lot of other people. I and La Veil were completely buried by all the competitors.

「First will be Group 1! Those whose numbers are called come forward!!」

「Oh, it has finally began」

「I don’t want to be in the same group as master on the first round」

「Me too, I don’t want to beat something up to the point that I would hurt my hands」

「Please, can’t we just forget about that?!」

We don’t really want to be involved with people on the same level as Baldy so we covered ourselves with cloaks again. Arena is hidden in my cloak by the way, she currently in fairy form. She’s probably still sleepy, I can hear her sleeping breath.

「First Group Selection is Over!! Now it will be for the second Group!!」

「Ah right. La Veil, can you hold back a little until we reach the qualifying rounds?」

「Eh, why? That sounds really troublesome…」

「What if I say it’s for Arena?」

「Let me hear more about it?」

Well it will be about the bet. Apparently, if it’s someone popular, it will have a lot of bets, so it constantly increases as the participant climbs up the ranks. To put it in another way, if you win the preliminaries, the amount increase would also be great, so if you win a fight with a very huge difference in bets, the exchange will be several times higher.

La Veil understood my explanation and decides to follow through with it. Well, the real deal will come out after La Veil enters the stage. It would be tough if she got disqualified early in the game.

「Next, third group! … Number 325!!」

「Oh, that’s the number on my back, I’ll be going first Master. See you at the qualifying rounds」

We both have clothes with big number stuck on our back. It is also some kind of magic tool, it is made so that it doesn’t peel off not unless you pour in a certain amount of magic power.

「Alright, See you later」

「Go~Go~」

「Ouo!!」

La Veil quickly disappeared after reaching the door. After a while I was called in the 8th group. I also pass through the door and set foot in a place I was instructed to.

「Participants, although familiar faces could be seen here and there, I will now be explaining the rules for the annual battle tournament!」

When we were waiting at our designated places, a tournament staff climbed up an elevated floor and began explaining. I have also heard about it from Aguera-san in advanced, but for now it’s much better to listen carefully.

「First of all, killing your opponents will be strictly prohibited!! If judged that an opponent was killed intentionally, the participant will be disqualified. Other than that, as long as your opponents are alive, there will be no restrictions placed on attack methods. It’s fine even if chop off their limbs as long as it doesn’t result in instant death. It will be fine. There are hundreds of recovery magicians present in the stadium waiting to heal anyone badly injured. So fight with all you’ve got!! And as for the number of qualifier of this time’s battle royale, it will be three people! Well then, you may now prepare for your turn!!」

As the staff left, the participants begin talking at each other about whom to compete with. Because I have nothing to do, I got bored just by listening to the people around me.

「I did it, there seems to be no notable people among this group.」

「Oh, Thunder God and Red Fog God are not in here, I guess I will have my chance this time」

There were two other people who was in the same get-up as me… Other than those mysterious people, there’s no one with notable strength in this group. No, perhaps someone like a dark horse would pop up later. Ahhh the flag has been raised.

「Hey…」

「Nn?」

Ah crap, somebody noticed me.

「You… So you still participated despite my warning at that time… I guess you really want to feel some pain rub off your skin…」

Oh hi there Baldy-san… Sigh, I wanted to be in a group different from this person. It is already useless though, my body is already at its limits being ticked off by this guy. I can’t even pretend to feel happy about it, though I’m still showing a smiling face.

I’m done with this person… He will just annoy me all the more… Trying to calm down… I put out a sigh…

「Fuu…~」

「What with the disappointed look!!」

「Oi, what are you trying to do!!」

When Baldy was about to bother me, one of the clerks came and separated us.

「It’s you again Baldy… Every year you just say whatever you want and trouble other participants! Can’t you just stop this?! As I have told you over and over provoking people backstage is absolutely forbidden! Show your power out there on the stage when you fight!!」

「……Tsk!!」

He clicked his tongue then disappeared while forcing his way in the crowd. After glancing at me for a moment, the clerk went away without saying anything. Thanks for the help. That was really troublesome.

「… Oh, did it finally start?」

A cheering can be heard from outside. Well, let’s just hope that La Veil will properly do what was instructed.

『Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen!! Thank you for visiting this stadium on a fine day like this!!』

In the middle of the venue, a woman who had an extreme appearance for a moderator was calling out to the crowd using a magic tool for voice enhancement. The crowd was looking at her as if they were glaring.

『Today, will be the day for qualifying rounds. There were a total of 800 participants separated by 8 groups! 24 people will be given the chance to enter the final selection match! Will any of them be able to win the final prize? Judge them with your own eyes whose strength will be outstanding! That will lead to a spectacular event for tomorrow!!』

After that, cheers were raised from the audience area. The lady moderator also nodded in satisfaction.

『It seems that every one of you understood the thrill of the competition!! Then let us declare the start of the event. Let me present to you, the King of Galania, his Majesty King Mondol Virtella Galania!!!』

A man that was called his majesty stood up from his throne where he can see the whole of the stadium. A storm of voices were cheering for him. The man lifts one of his hands and everyone stopped. Silence immediately enveloped the stadium. The man did not have a magic tool which was similar to what that woman was using, yet he still started his speech. Because of the silence, his voice reached out to everyone there. It sounded better that anything they could hear.

「This day has arrived once more. This is a place where everyone can enjoy, and it is this day that participants proud of their skill and power get to fight it off.

Show me your strength!! I will give you my appropriate response!! From this point on, by my name, I declare the beginning of the battle tournament!!!」

「「「「Ooooooouuuuuuuuuoooooohhhhh!!!」」」」

「Now then, let us begin the first round, a battle royale of the first qualifying group!」

The battle began with the beautiful sound of a loud gong.

La Veil’s PoV:

「Did it finally start?…」

It is the first time for me being alone and surrounded by a lot of humans. Well, it’s not yet my group’s turn after all… I was waiting for my time while familiarizing myself with my halberd, while the others are firing themselves up and sizing up opponents for them.

It’s such a shame though. I never thought humans would like such entertainments like this. I have always thought that they were a war seeking race, and I didn’t realize that they could devise such interesting ways. Now that I think about it, they were really dexterous at using their hands and excel in a lot of crafts, they also fight in the most savage ways. They are also good at making tools that would improve their lifestyle. Even I possess tools which were the crystallization of their developed technology.

I participated this time in accordance to the wish of my Master, Yet I’m still expecting that there would be humans who can actually entertain me. Because there’s a fairy that I can’t defeat, I was able to know of places like this. There was also the story that people at the peak of humanity would enter.

(Well, people that can be compared to master would either be a strong hero, a demon king or probably my ancestors…)

I wonder if Master would be able to defeat even my father. But well, now’s not the time to think about those things.

「Next, it will be the third group!! Participants, please head to the fighting venue!!」

「Umu, it’s finally time for me to go」

For the time being, let’s clean up all the small fry’s as desired by master.

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『Rook, move to 8, 5』

『Pawn, move to 4, 3』

Being too busy at the moment, Aidle decided to play Shogi with Aidle『Parallel』, while blindfolded.

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Chapter 39 The Inn Manager looks like a Man

TL: Yuki

ED: Filip

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Lights slowly appear brightening the cityscape while darkness envelops it. Tables and chairs were being placed by the roadside. Adventurers and merchants started drinking and eating their meals. We also said our farewell to the Uncle-san who brought us to the Inn district and entered a nearby Inn. Since the fragrance of the food being prepared is already starting to turn into torture, we decided to have a meal quickly.

 

「Excuse me, we would like a room for 3 people, but are there any vaca-」

「Ou. Welcome」

 

What came out and greeted us was a woman who looks and talks like a man. With short cut hair that for some reason stands up, with body filled to the brim with muscles. I could also say that her charm point would be his ferocious looking smile.

 

「It will be 6 silver coins a day for each person. You people seem to be new adventurers, but do you have enough funds? 」

「We’re fine. For the time being, we’d like to stay for a month」

「Ok, wait, a month!? On advanced payment? Most of the adventurers that stay here usually pay just for a day…」

 

Even if you tell us that, it would be too troublesome paying for the rent every time we return you know? Is it really fine for most people doing that?

 

「Well you see, normally people that stay here don’t really stay that long. For example merchants would leave in just a few days. As for adventurers, they would stay for the day then hunt until they have enough to stay again for another day. The Inn fees in the capital are quite expensive after all」

 

Well, if compared to the Inn at Haval, it is certainly more expensive. But you see Nee-san. We don’t plan to do any adventurer work for a while, and I have the leeway to do so. Now let me show you my shiny bag of gold coins.

 

The Nee-san who witnessed the contents of my bag understood that I can properly pay and shrugged her shoulders as if she was weakened.

 

「We won’t mind such little things, so can you prepare our room and also a delicious meal please, Nee-san」

「……Haaaah, You people seem to be high ranking adventurers. Sorry, I thought you were just newbies you see」

「It will be for the three of us, and we are small, only La Veil here is big」

「Ah. There is a room for three available, so you can use that one. I have to kick up the cook’s ass to make him work faster for the time being」

After saying so she disappeared at the back of the counter. A few moments later we could hear a loud bang and the scream of a man.

 

When we entered the room and unload our baggage, La veil speaks up.

 

「Master, what do you think of that woman?」

「Hmmm. Probably a former adventurer, I’m sure of it」

「Strong~?」

 

In terms of strength, it would probably be comparable to Drew-san. That big Battle Axe on the wall is probably that Nee-san’s main weapon or something. She is definitely skilled.

 

「It’s fine either way, let’s go down and this time have our dinner. Since that Nee-san is quite strong, it will make this Inn comparatively safer than others.」

 

After leaving behind our heavy baggage, we went back down. Chairs and tables were also arranged outside like other Inns. We sat down ourselves on an open seat. Other customers are also coming down and occupying the place.

 

「Sorry for the long wait, I’ll be placing them one by one so please be patient for a bit. By the way, our food is our selling point! 」

 

Nee-san was cheerfully laughing along with other Inn employees that were laughing loudly.

 

First thing served was a meat and vegetable dish wrapped in something. As the three of us bit into it, meat juices started to overflow from the place where it was cut, and a delicious scent was released.

 

「What a surprise… The skin like wrap used here was made from internal organs」

「I see, it is really delicious. It’s not only the meat juices, the taste of vegetables is also blending well. The skin also tastes great with its chewy texture… It’s a great combination… The taste makes you want to demand a drink」

「That Nee-san is using meat and internal organs of a demon called Axeboa. There are plenty of them in the forest close to the capital. When hunting them, just baking it makes its meat juices drip out」

「Heeh, let’s hunt them later by all means」

 

La Veil was commenting on it like a professional gastronomist for some reason. Nee-san was also joining the commentary every now and then. But well, even as they are doing that, neither hands nor mouth stopped moving. The volume served is also great. It seems that I and Arena would be satisfied with this amount.

 

「Pafu~… No more!!」

「I am also full already~」

「I’m still not satisfied yet. Nee-san more please!! Bring me three more in addition! And also liquor to go with it!!」

 

Nee-san replied 「Aiyo!!」 then carried more extra servings. After drinking her liquor, La Veil continued chomping down the food. I and Arena were also merrily drinking fruit juice that we requested while taking a break.

When I look around, I could hear drunken people talking about their best bets on the martial arts tournament. Betting will probably begin soon so everyone is quite serious about it.

 

「Aidle~~」

「Yes, what is it Arena?」

「Is ok if I bet on Aidle~?」

 

… Do you mean you want to bet on a fighting party? Eh, don’t tell me Arena, you. It’s not that you wanted money for spending but for this? Well, I don’t think it’s that bad but. If you think about it… she would look like those people dreaming while watching horse races and losing all their property.

 

「Can I bet only on Aidle?」

「That’s fine, but you see, won’t you also bet on La Veil because she will be fighting too, look, she’s watching us with such a scary expression while drinking」

「No!! Aidle is the strongest~mon!!」[ED: need insulin TL:Heavy Breathing]

「Kuuu… Certainly, I can’t be compared to master, but I also want Arena to depend on me more」

 

「Gahahahahaha, seriously ladies! You are sure to lose 」

 

A man from the table next to ours said that and started laughing. It was a giant drinking from a big mug.

To lose, what do you mean by that?

When I got up and moved next to the man, the man stood up and looked down on me. It seems like this person is literally looking down at me as is quite confident about it. His appearance when he stood up was much bigger than I thought. It would probably be around twice my height? His body was also wide, about three times wider than mine. His arms alone were much thicker than my torso.

Something like that is already decided. If a weak looking person like you appears on the battle stage, everyone would just hesitate to attack and the tournament would only turn into a tournament-like event

That’s right, explain it to them baldy!! It seems like they would break if you just touched them! If they would want to be prostitutes they will probably earn a lot. Just stop it, trying to enter that battle!! If a beautiful face like yours becomes scarred you won’t even be worth a copper coin you know~~?

The surrounding people roared out in laughter. Hmmm, everyone probably knew each other. They are probably adventurers working in the kingdom, right? Because they have all been drinking since some time ago, most of them are already drunk.

You people. You don’t look like people that belong to the kingdom’s adventurer’s guild and I haven’t seen you there today. What have you been doing since you arrived?

……Sightseeing?

I just answered honestly, and everyone roared in laughter once more. The man called Baldy was also chugging his drink while laughing wildly.

You, you’re killing me. Gahahahahaha. A visitor sightseeing will be joining the battle tournament! Are you sick, or maybe just out of your mind… you… … you do realize that it’s going to be a fierce place right!? Why not just forget about it and bet on a man that you think is strong!! Betting on a girl like you would just be a losing bet… You will be thoroughly crushed… It will be awful!!

Baldy suddenly shows a serious look with sharpened eyes. He then picked up the huge battle axe from his back and crushes the table we sat at with it. The flying fragments that were headed towards Arena was warded off by La Veil’s coat covered in thin flames, while the dishes that she was finishing was held in her other hand. Quite capable.

Even if a man such as myself enters, I would always fail to reach the qualifiers every year. Thinking a little girl like you participating makes me feel irritated!! This is a warning, be sure to prepare yourselves as the tournament begins!!

After saying all that, he then groggily left the inn.

(I, I’m glad… that he immediately left)

If he continued any more than that, La Veil would have tried silencing him a few moments later. I somehow managed to stop her by using Synchronize. I realized that he was already stepping on a ridiculously strong landmine at that time.

Master, is it fine if I slaughter that man if I ever encounter him in the tournament?

It’s not that I’m stopping you, but you see. Do you want something like that be shown to Arena?

………Umu

Arena was just silently watching all of that, you have endured it well right? I was even expecting that she would at least attempt to launch a fairy magic or two but it didn’t happen.

I don’t want Aidle to be troubled you know… but, how frustrating…

Don’t worry about it, We will definitely show them one of these days.

I left alone the men who were still laughing from all that and called Nee-san. Nee-san who was watching from far away looked sorry, but when she came close to us with an amazed look on her face. I guess I have to pay for the table.

Regarding what that person said to you a while ago… You don’t really have to be bothered by it. He would always find people to target and bother them. He also did that to me last year

Nee-san also goes out?

Every now and then. I’m also a registered adventurer of the kingdom while managing an Inn. And the Axeboa that I serve is something I procure myself

So she was still an active Adventurer, I thought she was retired.

I’m also entering every year for the qualifier but fail to pass. I will also be joining. There will be a lot participants entering this time, but I didn’t expect that you would be targeted by that person… Sorry

There’s no need for you to apologize. Here’s payment for the table

… Sorry about that. I will collect the collateral from Baldy later. Come on now people!! Don’t just laugh at woman endlessly!! Do you people want me to entertain you!!??

All the men that were cheerfully laughing turned silent in the blink of an eye. Nee-san looked back at me and forcibly shook my hand.

My Name’s Aguera. The fighting tournament, do your best!!

…Thank you Aguera-san. I’m Aidle. I will definitely not lose so won’t you bet on me?

That’s really a scary declaration so please stop it

Are you in debt………

After a while, the guests also started to dwindle down and things started to calm down. Even after all that, La Veil continued eating. Right now she has finally calmed down and was just drinking Sake. Arena became sleepy so she went back to our room.

I was drinking with Aguera-san who finished all her work for the day. I’m just drinking fruit juice though. For the two adults looking over me, I’m just a child after all.

Is it really fine to keep your rank in silence like that, I’m wondering why you didn’t show it…

It’s because nobody would probably believe it even if I show them my rank. If I was inside the guild, then it would be easy to confirm it since it’s not easy to just fake it, and you be rejected by the guild if you got caught doing it.

Right. It’s really troublesome… Don’t worry, I’ll beat him up the next time he comes

At that time nobody would probably stop you. On different topic Aguera-san, I would like to ask something.

What is it?

About the rewards that will be given in the tournament, what will they be?

I asked Aguera-san as she was pouring liquor on La Veil’s cup.

Hmm. First of all is when reaching the final selection. It will be 10 gold coins. Then it will increase by 10 more every time you win from that point. The difference would change once you reached the final three I think. The rewards from that point differs every year but there are certain things given beside the prize money. Additionally, the winner gets a special qualification

And that is?

You can directly ask the king for a reward. Any wish will be granted as long as it is possible to do so

I and La Veil looked at each other. Then we started laughing because we weren’t expecting that what we were aiming for would actually end up as the first prize itself. It seems like I will be able to meet the king much earlier than expected.

What happened, why the sudden laugh?

Ah, well you see, we are just thinking about what we would ask the king if we won. What request would you ask for, Aguera-san?

She was seriously thinking about it for quite some time. Then, after hearing her answer, we thought it was just very Aguera-san like.

…Is it probably something like asking for a larger Inn, I guess?

I think I will wish for a princess as my bride

That will probably be impossible

That’s just pointless…?

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What about me~?

Let me take care of you

Arena is already my wife you know?

「「」」

That day the Shogi challenge continued into the night.

Posted in The Strongest Fairy

Chapter 38 Arriving at the Capital

TL: Yuki

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I asked a merchant we met at a village before arriving at the capital.

「The Capital? They say that they will be holding a martial arts tournament that is held once every year. Everyone seems to be getting excited about it. I’m also planning to go there as well.」

 

I asked an adventurer in a certain Inn we stayed in.

「The forest near the capital? There are a lot of demons living that you can only find on that place, the flow of materials being sold are at a stable price. The Inn prices are on the high side though…」

 

I asked a certain noble’s daughter living on a town near the capital.

「The landscape of the place is wonderful, it’s even not an exaggeration if you say that the castle where his majesty live is an architectural beauty」

 

 

 

 

This is roughly the information we collected, even if they are separated stories. It’s still information that is commonly known by everyone if you asked or listened to people. When I asked regarding the beastmen, they closed their mouths and diverted their gazes. A hush order must have probably been applied regarding that.

 

 

 

「The adventuring~ hero is~♪」

「The Red~ and the Blue~♪」

 

Arena and La Veil were humming a children’s song that I’ve taught. Beginning with Haval, we passed through many towns and villages, and now we are about to arrive at the capital. Since that time, La Veil has been singing nursery songs… I want to call her mom…

 

For some reason, the face she makes when looking at Arena seems to be filled with motherly feel. Since that time when they were shopping, it seems that she began giving more attention in taking care of Arena, and even when Arena is training or fighting monsters, she just won’t leave her side. She even took the role of cleaning her mouth after eating. It seems like their having a lot of fun together now. And as to what I wanted to retort, I jealous so count me in too Muuu!!

 

「My companion turned into a mother!!」

「Master, I didn’t have any memory of me raising anyone nor turning into one!!」

 

You can do it now though. From this day forward, you will be known as our mother. Even at this moment she was grabbing leaves and branches that were about to block Arena’s path. I also want the care of a Red Dragon!!

 

「I guess it can’t be helped. For some reason, when you’re looking at Arena, there’s this feeling that you just want to protect her」

「I’m going to say this though it may sound like a joke. I am like that too. But before you talk more about that, aren’t you getting too overprotective? Living doesn’t seem to be worth it for those who possess great power.」

「That’s not it. It’s because I have lived for a long time without really interacting with anyone. I also disliked those of the same Race as me. And if you look on a different perspective, I’m already way too old to even conceive a child. It’s just, when I look at Arena, don’t you think that you want to spoil such a lovely little one? 」

 

In other words, it’s not like you wanted to have a warm family of marriageable age, but a fake mother who adopted a cute child to spoil because of your motherly instincts.

 

That is also fine as it is. So you didn’t become mother. Is it because you have lived for more than a thousand years after all?

 

「I am a Dragon and Arena is a Fairy. It’s possible for me to do so because I have because have plenty of time to do so. In addition, to fairies, they also don’t have those they would call their related family. I am also good with Arena just considering me as a friend.」

「Is what she is saying Arena, but what do you think about it?」

「La Veil Okaa-san~?」

「Hauwaa!!」

 

Oh, La Veil got a critical hit and was turning red even up to her ears. If you show something like that with La Veils beauty and proportions, just stop or else all the people who would see would bend forward.

 

「Yosh!!, Arena, you can call La Veil Mama from now on」

「Got it~」

「Don’t just decide it on your own, also Arena don’t just agree with it easily!!」

「Okaa-san, no good~?」

「My daughter, it’s fine for you to call me mother」

 

Yosh, convincing her was a success. While having such playful feelings, we continued on while listening to the sound of flowing water. There is a river nearby. It will be connected to the lake where we are going to arrive soon.

 

The capital of Galania Kingdom. The castle can be seen at the far side of the gate that was floating on the lake and was taller than any other structures because it was built by remodeling a mountain. Just beyond the road connected to the lake is a huge stadium which stands as the symbol of the capital and is showcased every day.

 

The capital’s area is divided into the commoner’s area, the merchant’s district, the adventurer’s and Inn’s district and the novel’s district where a gate was also blocking traffic and those allowed passing are either nobles or people related to the castle.

The forest is in adjacent to the capital city and is a place for adventurers to test their strength, there are also demons that come down from the mountains from time to time and are being regularly subjugated all year long.

 

 

 

Just before we enter the city, I am currently listening to a grandma who is lining up along with us.

「Are you people adventurers? It is a good alternative, so why not try out the fighting tournament? 」

「Eh, it’s starting already?」

「You didn’t know about it? It will be starting 3 days from now you know? Today might probably the last day to join. They say that they will be giving away amazing prices, but I suggest you team up together to prevent bullying or just enjoy it by betting on who will win.」

 

After saying that, the old lady went inside the gate. Now that’s something interesting. I am also interested on what prices would be given out.

 

「Are you interested in joining La Veil?」

La Veil doesn’t seem to be interested. As I tell her about it she continues stroking Arena’s head.

 

「If there would be someone interesting, like a human who have been trained a lot, then maybe I might join. But it won’t probably be on the level of master. Also if master will be joining, then I might think positively about it.」

 

Well, if that happens then Arena would be alone. It seems that things might turn out to be really troublesome if I ended up first place. Even I did enter and win it by mistake it is not allowed…

 

「Well, right, if a problem arises arena can just turn into a fairy and escape. Even if problems regarding humans arise, it probably won’t become a really dangerous situation for us」

「Won’t that make things more difficult later?」

「We can make as much excuses as we can and there’s also 『Concealment』」

 

When I was discussing things with La Veil, Arena was tugging on my clothes in a hurry. I wonder what’s up, what’s up.

 

「Um, you see, I want some spending money~」

「Eh?」

「Huh?」

 

Now that I think about it, I have never really given money nor let Arena do shopping on her own. I guess this would also be a good experience for her. I need to teach her how to properly use her money.

 

Thinking about it, Arena should be just on the right age where they would start learning how to spend their money.

 

「Got it. By the way Arena, La Veil and I will be participating in the tournament, what do you want to do at the time? 」

「Cheering~!!」

「「Let’s do this!!」」

 

About 30 minutes later, it was finally our turn. Soldiers seem to be working like machines not even showing any emotions. Well, is it probably because they have been doing this since morning and was interacting with hundreds of people a day right?

「Proof of Identity?」

We showed each of our guild cards. He glanced at my face then look again at my guild card.

 

「… … S-rank adventurer-sama… Welcome to Galania, is your purpose of visit the martial arts tournament?」

 

Oh, he rebooted back to life and changed his attitude. As expected of S-Rank, it is definitely a symbol of worship. He blushes a little when he took a glance of my face too.

「Well, it’s something like that. Fighting monsters in the area of the forest is also included in what we plan to do」

「Ah, yes… then you may proceed」

 

 

 

As we pass through the gate, the kingdom’s capital finally reveals its full appearance. We can’t help but get excited with the new scenery, and our voices got caught up with our excitement.

 

「「Ooooooooooooh!!」」

「This… Hmmm, so humans are capable of such feats」

 

The streets of Galania surrounding the stadium at the center of the city are arranged neatly and then in line of sight behind it are the towering walls and the beautiful castle beyond the mountain range is really a wonderful sight to behold. It makes me want to tour the whole place for an entire week if I have a handheld camera with me. The buildings are arranged like an arc and connecting them are small canals flowing in from the lake which is being distributed throughout the city. There are even small gondolas travelling on the canals.

 

「Let’s quickly register and then go sight seeing」

Arena and La Veil nodded at my suggestion. At this point, going to the forest to hunt would be a last priority. I want to visit the castle and add it to our sightseeing course if possible after the tournament.

 

I was surprised at the size of the stadium as we went near it. If I calculate it, it would probably be around the size of Tokyo Dome, probably? They probably reinforced it with magic and stuff as they were building it, and also, and a considerable amount of years might have already passed since this was built because of the healthy grass surrounding it.

 

As we entered, a reception desk was immediately found so we approached it. There was a box of documents placed on the desk. The receptionist was an older brother type man giving out a handsome smile. It’s not attracting any of us though.

 

「Welcome to Galania’s Coliseum, are you participant applying for the tournament?」

「We’d like to participate, me and this one over here」

After looking at me and La Veil, he nodded and handed 2 document sheets to us.

「Please read and fill out this form」

 

We receive a piece each and fill up the information at a desk nearby. La Veil properly put human in the Race Name section.

 

(Now then, what would be good to place on the special skill section, I don’t really have to hide it anyway)

 

I filled it with my common skills then put it the box for applicants. La Veil also finished filling it up and placed it in the box after me. After that, an explanation about the tournament was given to us by the onii-san.

 

「At the day of the tournament, we will be receiving a paper with a number from this reception desk and will enter the room indicating the number on it were we will be grouped. The starting rounds will be a battle royal for each group because the number of participants is quite high which increases every year. The participants that were included in best 8 of last year would be exempted. The final selection will first be a battle between last year’s best 8 and the 8 winners of the battle royal. There are also times when the number of participants changes depending on the amount of applicants that year. So is there any question regarding the explanation?

「Got it. Thanks Onii-san」

「It’s good then, by the way are you free at the moment?」

「You sure like to joke around Onii-san, bye」

 

It was turned down immediately and we quickly moved away. Sorry, Ikemen smiles won’t work on fairies.

 

「That man sure is pitiful. Even if you tried charming a fairy, it would only end up worthless 」

「Oh, I guess he was using that? Charm Skills」

I didn’t check his status using fairy eyes. But well, he might have skills similar to Canaria’s Guild Master, Vannua-san. Many women adventurers around us have been caught by it.

 

「It isn’t effective against you La Veil? Because I’m a fairy, it is something that won’t work on me」

「If that person is stronger than me then it may take effect」

There’s just no way it would work if it’s humans… Well it is good that you won’t be easily deceived by a bad man.

 

「It’s because Arena is loving me, right?」

「LoveLove~♪」

「My friend, I will also LoveLove you!!」

「「……Un?」」

 

When my eyes and La Veil’s connected, sparks were starting to form as the three of us continued walking. We then arrive in front of a sightseeing gondola. An uncle wearing an umbrella hat greeted us.

 

「Sightseeing? It will be 2 silver coins. If you want more explanation about the sightseeing spots, it will be an additional silver coin」

「Yes please, here’s 7 silver coins」

「Thanks for the business, young ladies」

 

Our gondola ride started. The uncles tourism explanation begin immediately.

「First, to begin with is that huh. I don’t probably have to explain it but it will be the stadium」

「Ah, we are applicants who finished applying just a while ago」

「Hou! It seems that he will be participating again. Did you hear anything about it? A hero will be joining the competition. It can even be said that he would be representing the kingdom. The name’s Vandalva. An SS Rank adventurer and probably the strongest and most prestigious person who have joined the coliseum.」

 

La Veil seems to be thinking about it. I urged the uncle to proceed to the next sight. As we move away from the castle area, we could see a mountainous region after passing through the streets. At the same time, there was a huge waterfall in that place.

 

「The Next spot is that. That is the Asvani Waterfall. it carries water that flows into the kingdom」

「Oooh」

 

From the mountain where the castle was built, a lot of water have been flowing down which created the lake below the mountain. The water from the lake is then distributed in the vast cityscape. The place where water falls from is quite high creating a misty image as it falls down.

 

「Can you see that rainbow bridge which is created by the continuous flow of water all year round from a high place? That was named as the 『Eternal Bridge』. You can also notice a small island with a tree placed under it. Many people propose over that place, and it is a really popular dating spot for lovers」

 

 

Looking at it closely, you could find couples all over the place. It’s quite amazing that such a spot is found just close to the castle.

 

「It looks like Aidle’s eyes~!」

「Master’s eyes are eternal」

「Don’t spout it at this moment, it’s just a pink hue…」

 

Rainbow colored eyes are extremely rare and almost nonexistent. I usually dye it using concealment.

 

As we moved away from the waterfall, we returned to the city once more. The next spot was a huge cylindrical building found near the Noble’s Area. Glass seemed to be fitted on its surroundings.

 

「The next place is the center of knowledge of this city. The Royal Library」

「Can we find a lot of books there!?」

「Oh yes, there are a lot. From biographies, technical books and even spell books. But only nobles and related are allowed entrance. It is after all the place where all the knowledge and information about the magic developed by the castle’s mages and representatives of the magic knights are being stored and guarded. Even if adventurers tried stealing things there, it is being protected by magic so it’s not easy to approach.」

 

I see, with that size, there is definitely a lot of books right? I don’t know what bookbinding technology they are using in this world, but well, I found only a few records or books when we were travelling. The way they make seems to be completely hand made.

 

「Because that is the country’s asset by itself. They so strict with it and is not available for the general public. That is the main spots this gondola can show. So how was it? 」

「Satisfied!!」

「It’s good that you ladies have enjoyed it. Well then, where would you like me to drop you off? 」

 

It’s already almost sundown. If we don’t hurry and find an Inn it will be full and so we informed the uncle. The gondola was driven faster than before.

 

「Careful with your seats passengers, I will deliver you at my highest speed!!」

「Ooooohhh!?」

「So fast. So fun~♪」

 

As I feel the cold breeze hitting my face that is enveloped by the river’s coldness. The gondola was in a rushing pace fiercely splashing water on its side as it moves forward.

 

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「「…」」

「It was really fun~♪」

 

After the fierce splash of the rushed movement, the women aboard got off while dripping wet.