Heibon 3. I Witnessed a Cheat!

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From this point onwards is my translated version of the updated chapters. There are no much differences from the previous version so you can skip this one.


According to Rey-sama, the one who first inspected me was another high-magician, Harwyn Lycrawl. He was nominated to teach magic to the Goddess, Misaka-san, so he came and boasted about it to Rey-sama.

At that time, Rey-sama was negotiating to extend my stay in the royal castle to the king from a week to 20 days, so Rey-sama totally ignored him. The goddess, Misaka-san, came and asked Rey-sama to teach her magic and it started a trouble.

Feeling irritated and annoyed, Rey-sama returned right after receiving the king’s permission, ignoring Harwyn-sama and Himeri-san who were still talking.

「So that was what happened. Thank you very much 」
「For goodness sake, where did that Misa… no… Goddess-sama’s modesty when she first came? She managed to gather all the influential people in only a few hours to teach her」
「Umm, well, what kind of a person she is and who taught her doesn’t really matter to me. So please don’t think too hard about it 」

I said so while a spirit approaching his hand, nudging on him. Rey-sama gave a bitter smile and handed a book to me.

 

「Please read it on your free time. It contains the history of this world and basic knowledge about magic. 」

I flipped the pages and sighed.
I never thought that I would learn a new history lesson at this age.

「Oh, thankfully the summoning quality gave me the ability to read this world’s character 」

The characters used were different from those in the previous world, but some kind of correction has been done so I can read it without any inconvenience.

 

「Since I can to take a day off, I’ll teach you about magic. 」

We moved to a small room with a pretty wooden table and 2 chairs right next to Rey-sama’s office. We sat face to face and he taught me about the magic of this world.

The magic of this world divided into 7 attributes: fire, water, wind, earth, lightning, light, and darkness. Usually, each person has 1 attribute, but in some rare cases, there are people with multiple attributes.

「By the way, my attributes are fire, water, and light. Furthermore, I have the ability “Farsight” 」

「3 attributes… but what is “ability”?」

I heard something from Rey-sama’s remark about his cheats.
Now when I think of it, Harwyn-sama said that I have “no abilities” to the king.

「Ah, it seemed that I haven’t explained that to you. “Ability” is a power that normal people don’t possess. Its rarity is similar to people who have multiple attributes. My “Farsight” allows me to see everything within 5 kilometers radius. Even though it needs a lot of concentration to use 」
「…By the way, Rey-sama, how much mana do you have?」

「28000 」
「……」

He’s a cheat character. Cheat-sama is here.

“Mana” is how much magical power a person has. Average people have about 8000 mana and you need at least 10000 to be a magician. To be a High Mage you need at least 15000 mana, but even among the middle-class mages, there aren’t many who surpassed the 12000 mana. People who have more than that is about as rare as tsuchinoko.

The god is sure unfair…

 

My mana is about 8900, which is totally average.
Even more, my attribute is wind, which is the third most common attribute in this world.

「Don’t be so depressed. Just the fact that you’re able to see spirits puts you in a much advantageous position compared to other people. 」
「What do you mean by that?」

「From the very beginning, the concept of “magic” and “attributes” are a bit different to us, who are able to see spirits 」
「?」

「Well, I had to experiment and teach myself about this matter, so I don’t really have a good basis. First of all, there’s a difference in how we process “magic” 」
「Aah, like how you manifest a “phenomenon” by giving mana to spirits? 」

「Exactly. And then an “attribute” is applied. “I can only use magic according to the attribute that I have” is the most common way of thinking in this world. However, not only the 3 attributes that I have, I can use all attributes in this world. 」
「Eh? Rey-sama can use all attribute? But how?」

「That’s the difference that I said earlier. Spirits also have attributes. Fire is red, water is blue, wind is green, earth is yellow, lightning is purple, light is white, and darkness is black. So for someone like me who can see spirit, “attribute” is just a matter of “finding the right spirit”. 」
「The right spirit?」

「It’s basically spirit with demand the least mana payment for the job. You might call it compatible spirit as well. 」
「Eh? In other words, that is how you can use other attributes even though you have different attribute?」

「That is correct. 」

What is this!!
There’s a possibility that I can become a cheat too!
After all, I always wanted to be an unbeatable cheat magician.

 

「But, can I do it with my average mana?」
「You can increase your mana value by training to a certain extent. The thing that you need now is mana control. 」

「mana control?」
「It’s how you adjust your mana to use magic. For example, the mana necessary for borrowing the compatible spirit is about 10. If you can control your mana properly, you can use 10 mana to cast without wasting any points. If you can’t control your mana, you will need more than 10 to cast the same magic. 」

「I see. Eh? Does that mean that I have to memorize all of this while I’m staying here?」
「I’d like you to be able to control your magic properly if possible. But that won’t be easy to do. Tomorrow, you are going to join the knights on their morning training to build up your strength. Physical strength directly translates into mana. I asked them to teach you basic self-defense. 」

「Early morning training…」

「After that, you’re training magic with me. First of all, we’ll start with wind magic that you possess. We are aiming for you to use the intermediate spell from all attributes in under 20 days. 」

「Intermediate spell of all attribute…」

This world’s magic is divided into several difficulties: beginner, intermediate, high, ultra-high, god, ancient, and finally taboo.

「The basic knowledge of this world is written in the book I gave you. Train magic or martial arts in your spare time. Even after you leave the castle, I think I’ll come visit you, but I’m often busy. Just think of it as a rare opportunity. That’s why all my time available to teach you is important. We can’t waste any second. Now prepare yourself to study to death. 」

「y-yes…… 」

It seemed that Rey-sama is a spartan instructor.
I’m worried about my safety for tomorrow, but it’s also true I have no other choice.
For now, I’ll do my best not to die.

Heibon 2. I Can See Spirits

RAW: http://ncode.syosetu.com/n8321co/2/
Translator: arashichan12 from MojoTranslations
Editor: MayonaizeShrimp
TLC: MayonaizeShrimp

Like I said before, the author added more details.

The original link for this chapter is dead so I have to use wayback machine to bring this up to the surface.


The white-robed man who apologized to me is called Reyfaras Karhannah. 

He served as a high mage in this kingdom.
He was the “High Mage.”

That title was that important that I had to say it twice.

The High Mages in this Kingdom were given white robes with golden embroidery.

With only two high mages in the country, their magical talents were considered prodigious. Their social position would even allow them to offer their opinion to the King if it were concerning about magical matters.

In other words, Reyfaras-sama is a big shot.

After the High Mage, the next color of embroidery is silver for the Middle Ranked Mages. And for the mages with the least amount of status, the Low Ranked Mages were given black embroidery.

Even though I said they had the lowest position, just becoming mages in service to the crown was enough to be praised by the regular citizens.

Now then, I was currently in a building slightly away from the throne. The building is called Magic Pavilion. It’s a place where mages carried out their work and Reyfaras-sama’s office is in this building.

It was already been an hour since I had been told to wait there. Since I had a lot of free time, I tried speaking to the things that I saw everywhere since I came to this world.

 

「Hey, are you guys fairies or something?」

It’s not as if there was a person there. Or actually, it’s not like I could ask someone if there was a “fairy” there.

The one I spoke to were the things that kept getting into my vision even if I didn’t want them to. These little things had a human-like figure with wings sprouting from their backs.

Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Purple, Black, and White, there were seven types of them with clothes and hair in each of their own respective colors and they always lingered in my field of vision. The people around didn’t seem to pay them too much attention until now, but they sparked my curiosity.

When I called out to the two small creatures(?) who had been frolicking around, they froze for a moment, and when I blinked they hid in the shadow of the bookshelf.

 

Oh, my…

「Oi, umm, I won’t do anything so can you come out?」

Unexpectedly, the red one peeked out from behind the bookshelf.

「Hello, I am Akizuki Rio…Or maybe Rio Akizuki instead in this world. Nice to meet you.」

To my self-introduction, the two looked at each other, then approached fluttering their wings.

 

「What exactly are you guys? …Eh, wai-, what is it?」

Without responding to my question, the two patted me with a sudden interest. For the time being, I let them do what they want, but before I knew it, their number increased.

In addition to the two reds, there were three greens.
Then, a yellow and a blue one joined in.

pat pat pat pat pat pat pat……

「Ahh, jeez!! What do you guys want!?」
「It’s because it’s rare for there to be a human who can see them.」

Just when I became fed up with the patting and yelled out, Reyfaras-sama returned to the room.

Wait a second…

 

「Humans who can see are rare…?」
「You can see them, can’t you? These guys」

He lightly poked the blue that came up to him while asking so I nodded, and he nodded “as I thought” in return.

 

「Eh, you mean no one can see them? Is that why these little guys don’t especially touch them?」
「It’s because they can’t touch what they can’t see. As far as my vast knowledge, you’re the second one who can see these guys. The first one is me, though.」

「Ah, um, Reyfaras-sama, what exactly are these guys?」
「………」

Even though I asked the most pressing matter, for some reason Reyfaras-sama frowned silently.

 

「Excuse me?」
「…Why are you using speaking politely? The way you spoke from before was much more natural. 」
「Eh? Because Reyfaras-sama is an influential person, aren’t you?」
「So what?」
「No, what do you mean so what… 」
「I just stopped you from getting executed because you were about to throw hostile remarks towards the King. So even if you decide to renew yourself by using polite speech now, on the contrary, it feels gross」
「g-gross…?」

That was a lot to take in.
But well, he basically gave me consent to speak casually, so I’ll take that.

 

「Umm, then I’ll take you up on your offer and speak casually, but what are they?」
「They’re “spirits.”」
「Spirits?」
「Correct. ”Magic” is the phenomenon when people manifest the magic power they possess outside of their body. To do that, the user’s mana and their power of imagination are crucial. And so, to make that imagination easier arias are often used. Chanting arias helps to create a better image for more specific spells, as they would be able to restrain the mana cost until the activation of the spell. That is this world’s concept of magic.」

「……Huh?」
「But in reality, that concept is wrong. The magic we use actually occurs when we pay compensation to the spirits using the mana housed within ourselves and borrow their power to bring forth the phenomena we wished for.」

「Hm? Hm? Hm? Umm… In other words…?」
「Let’s imagine that I want to create a fireball in my palm. However, no matter how much I imagine or gather mana to the top of my palm, no matter how diligently I recite the aria, the fireball would never appear. Now here, I’ll transfer my mana to a fire attribute spirit and imagine a fireball in the same way. Once I do so,」

Two red spirits from Reyfaras-sama’s surroundings drew near and directed their tiny hands towards his palm.

As soon as they did, they shimmered faintly and a fireball was created in Reyfaras-sama’s hand.

Is that the mana that Reyfaras-sama mentioned?

 

「Do you understand?」
「Meaning, without these spirits then magic in this world would be impossible but most people don’t know about this phenomena」
「Rather than most people, it’s only you and I who know about this fact」
「Have you tried talking to anyone else about this?」
「I have. I did right after I became a High Mage, but no one believed me. Instead, I was labeled as… ehem… an “eccentric person” and have come this far. 」
「They didn’t believe you? Why?」

「Rather than believing in the spirits they’re can’t see, it seemed that they want to believe that they can accomplish something using their own power」
「I see. And? Why did you decide to speak to me about the subject that you’ve been denied on?」

「You can see these guys, can’t you?」
「Is that it? Just because of that?」

Having asked, Reyfaras-sama grinned.
Evil… Or it’s better to say, it’s an impish smile.

 

「Why don’t we strike back at the people who denied us?」

Reyfaras-sama’s unexpectedly crooked personality certainly doesn’t suit his face.

「Even before this spirits business, you must’ve been quite an eccentric person, Reyfaras-sama」
「”Rey” is fine.」
「Then please refer to me as “Rio” as well. Nice to meet you, Rey-sama.」
「You don’t need the “sama” either though. Well, whatever. I’ll be in your care as well, Rio. The length of your stay in this castle is 20 days. In that limited timeframe, I’ll strictly teach you about this world and magic.」
「20 days…」

I took my reassuring comrade’s hand into mine.


Heibon 1. I Got Involved

RAW: http://ncode.syosetu.com/n8321co/1/
Translator: arashichan12 from MojoTranslations
Editor: MayonaizeShrimp
TLC: MayonaizeShrimp


In case you didn’t know, the author added more details to every chapter and changed a few thing here and there, so I’ll have to re-translate them from chapter 3.

The link for the edited version for chapter 1 and 2 is dead, so I copied it using wayback machine and TLC it.

Anyway, enjoy the chapter…


If you don’t want to die, you have to get stronger.
If you want to stay alive, you have to stay strong.
It’s necessary if you want to keep existing in this world.
Those are the only things you have to do to survive in this world.

「Why…?」, I muttered.
I didn’t know what that arrogant voice want.
But the scene in front of me took away my willpower to ask…

*****

「You have been summoned by mistake. Please wait while we call the real Goddess.」

After that, I was led to the corner of the wide stone room. It seemed I had experienced what people call “summoned to another world”.

Ah, I haven’t introduced myself.

I am a 22-years-old pet shop worker, Akizuki Rio. My blood type is A and I’m a Virgo. My face is… okay.  There’s nothing bad or good about it.

For some reason, a magic formation-like thing suddenly appeared at my feet and sucked me in. When I woke up… well… here I am.

Before I could overcome my surprise, a white-robed man came over and inspected my body, then he sighed like he was very disappointed.

He went back and whispered with the other white robed men, then approached me again.
He told me those words from before.

What do you mean by mistake!?
How is that even possible!?
No, even before that, how can you summon random people as many times as you want!?

But I didn’t say anything.
More like, I can’t say anything.
At least not in this kind of situation.

I lost to the pressure of their silent chanting and walked to the corner of the room.

Right after I moved, all the white-robed people lined up in a circle and muttered something. Suddenly, a bright light shone from the center.

From the fading light, a figure of a cute looking girl appeared from its center.

Her fluffy chestnut hair swayed and her eyes were wide open in surprise. She was probably about 16 or 17 years old. The way she looked around in confusion was cute in its own way.

Same as me, the white-robed man inspected the girl, but this time, he nodded in satisfaction.
Joy rises from the surrounding.

After that, things went by quickly.

While still being shocked, the girl was brought to the royal throne.

Standing dumbfounded in front of the King, Queen, and Prince, she was told about the current circumstances of this country.

Incidentally, since they seemed to neglected me, I followed them on my own accord.

Now then, to summarize the discussion of the King who has been talking for a while, it would be like this.

This world is “Arweid”. (TLC: アーウェイト aaweito)

It’s a sword and magic fantasy world, a world where humans and demons fight with each other for territories.

And this country is the where the human king rules, the “Sarawin Kingdom”.

Right now, we were in the royal capital Hall’en? (TLC: ハーレン haaren. Thank you C.T. World of Words)

Currently, the human territory had decreased as far as one third from the original size, and because of the flood of refugees to the remaining land, there are overpopulation and food shortages everywhere, so the political situation was in a turmoil.

And a long time ago, the desperate people of this country performed a “Goddess Summoning” and managed to summon a goddess from another world.

We… Or rather, the girl that was summoned after me was the “Goddess”  who possessed unique powers and fated to defeat the king of demons, the “Demon King.”

By the way, it seems the girl’s name is Misaka Reina.

Well, I don’t know what to think about saying this, but I’m glad I’m not the “Goddess”

At first, I thought, 「What the hell do you mean it was a mistake!??」 but being suddenly told by strangers to save a world you didn’t know by risking your life to defeat the Demon King, it’s not something you can call backsies on.

I would definitely refuse.

However, being unable to refuse was one the protagonist’s personality, probably.

Right now, after Misaka-san listened to the King’s speech with an earnest expression she looked in front of her with straight-forward eyes, as if she had decided on something.

「I understand. I will try my best for the sake of the people in this world」

Misaka-san spoke with a bright face filled with a smile and the royalty expressed their deepest gratitude. Meanwhile, the prince was blinded by the sheer beauty of Misaka-san’s smile.

Now then, it felt like everything was going to be wrapped up with a nice mood in this place, so I jumped out to the scene before I was being forgotten completely.

「Excuse me, can I ask something?」

「…Who is this girl?」

Yaay, the King’s voice has lowered down a pitch☆

The soldiers nearby began to approach me while unsheathing their swords.

They’re super scary.

But! But hey!!

I have an important question to ask about my future!

「This person was mistakenly summoned in the Goddess Summoning」
「Mistakenly summoned? What about her ability?」
「She does not have any. Her magic power and attribute are also average.」
「…And, what business does such a person want from me?」

Oh umm? Once he heard the word average, the King has been sending a really condescending look over here. I wonder what this indescribable feeling.

 

「…Please send me back to my original world」

As I suppressed the arising feelings and spoke those words, the Prince snorted.

「Pfft… That kind of magic doesn’t exist」
「……..」

Well, it’s pretty much what I expected.

If there was any way to go back home, any Goddess that they summon would definitely want to return, whether immediately or in the future.

Yes, I had expected that.

But… Even so…

「You selfishly drag other people into your problem and then just ignore without second thought… Don’t scrー」

I wanted to yell “don’t screw with me!!” but a hand extended from behind and sealed my mouth.

「Apologies for her rudeness towards your presence. I will give her enough warning after this, so may you please find it in your spacious heart to forgive her?」

He said so while forcing me to bow to the king, while I struggled violently with all my might.

「If you say so, then what happened at this place is of no relevance.」
「I am gracious for your blessing. Now then, please excuse us.」

Just like that I was dragged away forcefully and withdrawn from the room, and the place I was finally given freedom was a courtyard-like area a short walk away.

「What do you think you’re doing!?」
「That’s my line! You fool!!」

The white robed man yelled back at me.
He was one of those people who summoned the Goddess.

He pulled back his hood with a rustle. His long silver hair and blue eyes glittered under the light. His face looks androgynous and very well-ordered. If I hadn’t heard his voice then I would’ve likely mistaken him for a woman.

「Don’t you realize you would be killed if you continue speaking like that!?」
「Of course I knew that!! But I… this is so frustrating!!」

 

They summoned me as they pleased and since I didn’t have much power they treated me like a mistake. When I asked them to at least send me back home, they just scoffed and said such a magic doesn’t exist.

If this isn’t called frustrating then I don’t know what it is.

「What the hell is with summoning someone and selfishly pushing their request onto them and not sending them home!? What the hell is with getting dragged in and having nothing but average powers!? Isn’t it normal!? It’s because the world I was just in was a place without magic or Demons!! It was a place where a peaceful daily life was the norm, it was that kind of world!!」

They suddenly kidnap me into this fantasy world, even worse, as a mistake. Now I couldn’t even go back home.

「Before looking down on someone, why don’t you people look into a mirror and see how ridiculous you are!! Don’t drag people from other worlds into your crisis!! If you can’t return us then don’t call us, you idiots!!!」

I wheezed heavily, grasping for breath after spilling my heart out. Meanwhile, the white-robed man just stared blankly, the color of guilt filled his face. He then slowly lowered his head.

 

「It’s exactly as you say. I apologize.」
「…………What do I do now?」
「You will be provided with the bare minimum of necessary knowledge to live in this world, some gold, and a place to live near the castle, I believe.」
「I see…」

In other words, they’re saying useless guys aren’t needed.

I see.
I understand.

 

It’s only been about an hour and a half since I’ve come to this world.
I swore to myself.
I swore that I would do whatever it takes to survive and I would make those people who dragged me here speechless.