Chapter 3 Road towards a new Journey
The night is over and the next day, having drunk too much Distilled Spirits made from processed honey of the world tree, we all had hangovers and blue faces and were literally littered on the streets.
「Aa, aa, unn, nn, my voice is now OK」
I have been singing with all my heart, and my throat sure endured well. There were times when stress has accumulated. I went to the mountains and sang with everything I’ve got. I didn’t even have the money to go to karaoke back then. Because there are wild plants in the mountains, I was not bothered about food. I didn’t have any problems with that.
「Now that I think about it, for what was this gathering about?」
「It was a ceremony for naming an idiot」
「Ah that’s right!… Oh,Norn-san, good morning?」
「Ah, good morning, Look around at this disaster. Usually I don’t drink that much or if I do I wait until everyone else gets drunk, The Queen is also like that」
I was looking at the direction pointed to by Norn-san who’s looking a bit blue. There was the Queen who like the other fairies had a pale-blue complexion, and was standing while holding her head. From a while ago it seemed like she was doing a suspicious ritual. Right, I did a bit too much yesterday. This time’s event is something that I regret having brought over from my previous life.
「It seems that it’s impossible for the naming ceremony to be held this time…」
I’m just making an excuse, then Arena that was sleeping beside me got up and gave me a piece of paper. The writing is… illegible.
「Arena, what’s written in here… Can you read it? 」
「nnnto…『Aidle』tte、is what it says」 [TL:I know that it’s supposed to be Idol but just making it a bit different]
「Hou, that sounds good」
Norn-san who looked into it says so, they don’t know the meaning though. They’ve never seen anything like that.
「What does it mean?」
「It means, “Those who sing” got it? I was watching what you were doing yesterday and wrote it unconsciously, the impact of what you did was too strong that I couldn’t think of anything else at that time」
「I see, Arena do you think it’s a name that would suit me?」
If it’s ok to the most precious Arena-san then it’s okay with me.
「Okay then, I will have it, I have decided.」
「Is that so. Then while consciously thinking of your name try to check your status it should change on the name column.」
「Hai, hai, eto… nn?」
As I was told, It certainly changed my name, but there seems to be more added that I didn’t know, I just tilted my head.
Aidle (0) Lv.1
Unique Race: Dimension Fairy (Awakened)
【Inherent Skill】 Fairy Magic, Fairy’s Eyes, Space Magic, Manifestation Dependency
Skill: Singing (A+)
As a result of yesterday’s chaos “singing” skill has been added and don’t you think going straight to A is too excessive? What I’m concerned about is something else, what is this tacked onto the race? “(Awakened)” huh. Using my fairy eyes I checked what it meant.
Awakened: “Awakened form of your race”. Doubles all corrections at level up, and effects of Inherent Skills will be increased significantly.
They didn’t say anything about being awakened just by getting a name right? Should I ask Norn-san about it? Or maybe Testania-san would know about it. The name is more important now, I’m sure of it.
「Are you ok?」
「Yes,I got a name properly」
「That’s good then again, Aidle, we are pleased to have you with us」
「best regards Aidle♪」
「Un, best regards」
We refreshed ourselves in the bathroom of the world tree, and then I fell asleep sprawled upon a bed.
A few hours later…
「Don’t you want to do anything during my free time? You understand right? Even you would not like to do so. I will cry you know? do you get it? 」
「It’s disappointing so please stop it Testania-san. You see, I want to be strong enough to protect myself for the time being, can’t you do that for me? 」
「Your reason for dragging me behind the world tree wasn’t just because you are trying to be mean?」
「Sorry about that… I promise not to do anything」
I went to Testania-san asking to come with me to a place where we could be alone. She was still a little drunk and was staggering around, so I had to do this, I’m really sorry.
As you know, I was formerly a human, that’s why I’m interested in the humans of this world and I know I won’t be staying away from them forever. But since I don’t know about where they are, as well as the fact that I have just been born and am still weak, I decided to ask for training.
「It is good to want to train but, how strong do you want to be?」
「Strong to the extent of being able to travel the world alone without trouble and see humans after leaving Fairy Town, those are my goals」
「So you want to meet humans…」
Yes, that’s right. I do want to live quietly in a peaceful place, but my adventurous spirit is burning, so I can’t really stay in one place, I’m sorry.
「The monsters around here are not that strong, they’re mostly goblins, horned wolves, or a variant of Coblin, so if you want to learn about basic things, I guess you won’t have a problem here, if something strong appears then I’ll take care of it」
「Before that, what is a Coblin?」
「A Coblin is a peddler fairy dedicated to delivering goods to the fairy community and they come to town once a month」
So fairies also communicate with each other. I thought they were a closed-off community.
「What is their difference from goblins?」
「Goblins are ugly, stinky, and dirty unlike Coblins. They have a similar name but the difference can be compared to heaven and earth. Comparatively Coblins are really cute and fluffy regardless of age or gender. When I was young, I used to cling on to the Coblins. and would not let go until the former Queen peeled me off.」[TL: So Testania was really cute when she was younger.]
Was there any difference? I can imagine what a goblin looks like, but can’t really imagine what a Coblin is like. Let’s look forward to meeting them.
「Well then, let’s prepare things for raising levels, specifically “Fairy Magic”」
「Yosh! Gotcha! 」
「Then listen, Fairy Magic is a magic only us fairies can use, and will change its trait depending on the fairies race, if a fairy is born with the fire attribute, they will be able to use magic of the fire system, if it’s born with the water attribute it will be of the water system etc. It’s easy to grasp right?」
「That’s because they are an incarnation of that attribute, correct?」
「That’s how it is, Like with me and Norn, Well basically you won’t be able to control it if your INT isn’t high enough. INT also changes your attack power, ordinary children can only use weak qmagic they don’t really have that much power, on the contrary, if someone like me uses magic… Hora!!」
When Tetstanica-san pointed her hand towards a weird looking tree, magic was activated from her hands, and from them shot highly pressurized water with a speed that was easily as fast as a water jet cutter which easily cut the tree.
「And so, while using water attribute [Fairy Magic] I combined it with wind attribute, and the result is this increase in power. 」
「Uwee… This is my first time seeing magic」
「You used it yesterday too you know…」
Do you mean the Idol Clothes, Glow Sticks or the microphone? That would be a no because I was doing it by instinct and didn’t really have any idea how I did it.
「That reminds me, Why is it that Norn-san and Testania-san have ordinary magic skills?」
「Ah about that… Etto, how to say this, we only got to learn it by chance, It is necessary for humans to chant in order to use magic. We memorized the chants and were able to use them easily. Fairy magic greatly depends on INT, but human magic relies on MATK to cast. In that sense our magic differs」
Still Fairy Magic is much easier to handle, Testania-san says. After all you can use it without chanting. There are no limitations aside from MP either.
「Well you can always try things out first. For now try imagining a small fire on the palm of your hand」
Okay, let’s try it. First I close my eyes and then I imagine a “Flame” flickering in my palm.
「yup that’s right keep it up slowly, slowly, wait… stop! stooooop!!!」
「Eh? What? 」
Opening my eyes due to Testania-san’s panicked voice, there was a fire blazing in my hand giving off a strong heat, instead of a small fire. The burning sound was terrible.
「Ahhh… Testania-san, how do I stop this!?」
「Eto, eto… ei!!!!」
「Tell me how to stop it please…」
「…Sorry, I was surprised! 」
Looking towards the girl who was blowing wind onto my body to dry me, I faced down and apologized. Look over here Queen, I am over here. I then asked for information regarding the phenomenon of race (Awakening) and if she knows about it while also forgiving her.
「It was a story I’ve heard about from the previous Queen, that the founder of the nations was an awakened person」
「Is there anything else?」
「I have never seen it happen in this village, but as long as I listen to the explanation, it is definitely that phenomenon that is the cause, it is not surprising why such power was generated while only imagining a small fire. There also seems to be more than that.」
For the time being, I would have to train with power adjustment. I don’t want to accidentally make the forest turn into scorched earth. For now I should focus on practicing with water or earth instead of fire.
「As expected, the power is really different if the INT is high. Oh right, you want to travel into human villages right?」
「That’s right… I want to see a variety of activities.」
「Then you have to learn the humanization skill」
Beings such as fairies and others with high intelligence can take the form of humans using magic power and imagination. Among them, fairies are the closest to humans so we have an easier time learning the humanization skill. In the old days fairies were also often in contact with people.
「Besides, Norn-san and Testania-san, No one in town has ever went out right?」
「We don’t really ever feel like going out of the village. There are currently a lot of fairies who are scared of people so it can’t really be helped, but on the other hand we have no fear towards them because we knew of their ways before. Do you want to visit them when you get a lot better? 」
「Yes! I’d love to!!」
And after that, the days of training with Testania-san began.
「And because of things I’d also like to learn about swordsmanship training!」
「What happened to the Queens training??」
While lowering my head I asked about this, Norn-san looks at me with an amazed face.
The place is of course behind the World Tree again.
Then again… the fact that leaving the training to Testania-san alone was also what I had in mind at first, because I was told that I had been learning things at a really fast pace I thought that I also want to be able to do close combat battle.
「But swordsmanship is only a hobby of mine you know?」
「Did you really raise your skill level that high up just because of your hobby?」
To think that she would get that strong by only playing around, But well to fairies doing something interesting to them is a must… or so I think?
「Not to mention, do you think it will be useful when journeying as a fairy? Well if you’re thinking about attacking monsters with this small body, don’t you think you will be disadvantaged? Though Fairy Magic would give you more of an advantage.」
「Regarding that, Testania-san is currently teaching me how to “humanize” so I would like to use swordsmanship when I’m in a humanized state.」
「Ah, I understand. But do you have ways to shrink or enlarge a sword? 」
「Because it is possible for me to store a lot of things using storage from “space magic” I won’t have any trouble about weapons」
There is also no problem regarding consumption of magical power since I don’t need it when using the skill. Right now it can contain an amount with more space than any number of warehouses and even I, the owner can’t see the limit to it. Well at the moment there is nothing inside of it.
And so Norn-san giving a convinced look, agreed to help me train with swordsmanship.
「Then let’s go to the plaza, because it would better to do it there.」
「Why is that so?」
「As a leisurely activity, many fairies have been doing it, It is impossible for them to train by themselves, because most of their moves are self-taught, and because of that they isn’t anyone who would be called their master.」
Oh I see… Maybe I should make some games for them… I’d like to offer it to everyone… something like board games.
When I got into the plaza, the moment I looked around I quickly found people sparring.
「Ah, So that’s why」
I was watching the situation and made some realizations. Because fairies can fly, unlike humans they can also fight in the air. Both sides are floating in the air doing acrobatic aerial movements while clashing their swords. That’s all there is to see.
Norn-san went and talk to those two people.
「Suiren, En Dol, can you listen here for a bit?」
「Oh! Norn-chan, no probs here! 」
「Norn-ane. That’s quite unusual」
One of the girls seems to be a cheerful one with aqua-colored hair. The other one is a calm-looking boy with reddish swaying hair. Because we were talking normally to each other, everyone became more energetic.
「Oh, Aren’t you the child from yesterday! What’s your name?」
「I am called Aidle, Nice to meet you?」
「Nice to meetcha! I Am the water attribute fairy Suiren! at the same time the one here is the Fire attribute fairy En Dol!!」
「Best regards Aidle, I enjoyed yesterday’s banquet」
They introduced themselves and shake hands with me. Because fairies are really friendly, Even people like me even with communication disorders can live happily.
「Both of you, I would like you guys to teach Aidle swordsmanship, so if you don’t mind it, are you willing to cooperate with me?」
「If we are given more opportunities to play, we would be grateful!」
「There’s no problem here」
I have noticed what Norn-san have been planning. It is the fairy way.
「Yosh, let’s start this at once! Beginning with the basic steps! 」
「Keh, hi, yo!… Ko hi yu!… Oueee…」
Eh, what is this? I can’t feel my arms. Sweat won’t stop dripping from my body. I am struggling just to breath and stay upright. Could it be my physical strength is too little!?
「Ah… Aidle, there was a problem with you before learning swordsmanship. And that is your physical strength is lesser even if compared to the Queen. It was strange though because you sang for a long time at the party yesterday.」
A sorry look on her face, Norn-san doesn’t seem to be pleased with it. Iya, it wasn’t really my fault. I did the same exercise menu as those people constantly sparring and having high physical strength with only having poor status. It would be obvious what the results would be for an amateur if they did such a task.
「First off it would be running…」
「It seems so doesn’t it…」
Sword moves was then changed into a game of tag the next time we exercised.
「Alright, Shall I begin the studies?」
「Bring it on!」
I and Testania-san are in a room inside the world tree. It looks like a classroom. There are also blackboards and chalks. Testania-san has a nice smile while wearing glasses. She seems to be having a blast.
「It is quite strange that humans have different writings compared to fairies even though the language they speak is the same.」
「These are characters handed down by our ancestors. It is troublesome if everyone can’t communicate in times of emergencies unless the language is in tune with the humans of that era but we make do. Well then, I will explain from today about how fairies have been created and the basics of human letters 」
The schedule is Testania-san’s magic lessons in the morning, Norn-san’s body training in the afternoon, and Language and Learning at night.
Break time will be Arena’s Lap Pillow of course. Right? Right?!