Half a month has passed since the labyrinth’s opening.
While the nobles gathers companions and employs adventurers almost every day to challenge the labyrinth but no one has cleared it until now.
The labyrinth this time is really different in everything compared to last time.
The golem which moved automatically by magic formation seemed to appear in large quantities the moment when the number of traps decreased.
It is said that the appearance of golem is big enough to block the passage, and at that time, based on large amount of golem, the amount of material resources used forcibly is varied.
As for these days, since nobles appear to give up at clearing the labyrinth, commoners and other peoples have begun to challenge it.
The first batch of labyrinth challenger were nobles, and the second batch challenger gathered today and our figures were in that group.
“Although half a month has passed, there are still many people (here).” (Reus)
“Indeed. The number of people is a little bit less isn’t?” (Sirius)
“We have come this far. I want to at least enter the labyrinth.” (Emilia)
“Indeed… experience is important.” (Sirius)
Although it’s just past afternoon, I confirmed that the figure of not less than 20 parties at first glance, since there were also more and more parties lead by adventurers, it was a mess at the surrounding area of labyrinth.
“Hey Aniki, if there are so many people just like this, won’t inside will be full of people?” (Reus)
“It seems that the clashes with other parties are rare. Look everyone, we can see the entrance there.” (Sirius)
I pointed at the entrance of labyrinth. There is not only one but also countless number of holes on wall of soil where people can enter it.
“There are countless number of labyrinth entrance and they are wide. Therefore, we’re not going to meet other people immediately. We’re going to meet other parties if we make to lower floor, isn’t it?” (??)
Apparently, the content will become totally based on entrance when challenging this labyrinth. For example, the main content for the first and fifth door entrance is trap, and even though there are less number of traps in sixth and ninth door, it’s like a maze instead, and this (labyrinth) has become completely divided structure. If changing the entrance every time we challenge it, I can still enjoy it no matter how many times without getting tired.
But since all nine doors will become one, I guess we will meet other parties at that time. Therefore, it is possible to say that I clear the labyrinth if I can pass the last trial by advancing to tenth floor.
“For example, to cooperate or to obstruct other parties are prohibited even if we meet other parties. In case if the other party is nobles, let’s prioritize them in order to avoid problems.” (Sirius)
“Understood. Reus in particular, please pay attention.” (Emilia)
“Understood! However, I’m not going to be silent if Aniki is being ridiculed?” (Reus)
“That’s right. I also don’t have confidence to stay calm.” (Emilia)
“…I’ll negotiate at that time.” (Reus)
“…since I suppress those two, please.” (Sirius)
While I sigh at those two who declare to retaliate depending on the situation, we are waiting in line.
An office is built in front of labyrinth’s entrance and the receptionist is sending out parties who have finished the procedure one after another. I thought that this will take time but the cycle is faster than expected so I seem to be able to enter the labyrinth without waiting too much.
“Alright, check equipment while waiting. Each person must confirm it well.” (Sirius)
I am with my usual mithril knife, and a throwing knife hanged on my belt. The attire is school robes with durable leather breastplate underneath and I’m wearing a full length tights reinforced by thick leather on my elbow and knee. Talking about the full length tights, I wasn’t able to wear the school robe because it became smaller so I sew it myself. Since the robe must be returned no matter what, I took it over peacefully (buy-out) by presenting two cakes.
It is a protective gear which emphasizes on ease of movement and stronger than inferior leather, so it is inevitable to stand out by wearing it on daily basis since the body line is straight. That is why right now I’m wearing a school robe to misled anyone.
I carry small rucksack on my back with food, water and some handy goods.
“I can go anytime.” (Emilia)
Emilia wears two knives on her waist and throwing knifes concealed throughout the body. Since she makes use of her quickness as her main offensive, she’s wearing adventurer attire that there is nothing but a leather breastplate to protect vital point in exchange of easy movement.
“I’m also good to go, Aniki.” (Reus)
Reus is shouldering a large sword as tall as his body height and it is made by the dwarf, Grant. He is equipped with iron breastplate and gauntlet. Reus has the highest defence in our party but since he dislikes how these obstruct his movement, there are still many partially fragile parts.
“Yes, I’m fine.” (Reese)
Reese has the simplest equipment; a knife and school designated robe. However, she is carrying a rucksack filled with various stuff and in case of her, her main role is to give support magic because she is not a vanguard.
When the check was over, our turn has arrived. It seems that our party is the last party at that time and no one else is around.
The man was shaken the moment when I show the medal given by the headmaster and we were handed a pendant and an explanation starts for several minutes.
“Hold that pendant closely when you are inside of labyrinth. The labyrinth’s trap will stop when you pour mana into this pendant and it has a function that will tell us your location.” (Receptionist)
Is this something similar to transmitter that is limited within the labyrinth? It is going to be useful when it come to bad situation such as touching or getting caught by traps.
When I see this pendant, there are many similar pendant hanged inside office, one of them is blinking with red when I see it and there is an arrow emerged.
“We have confirmed signal from No. 18 party. Everyone from [Wind of Hope], please rescue them.” (Receptionist)
“Understood. Oi, let’s go you guys.” (??)
It was several adventurers in mid twenties who responded with loud voice. They are adventurers who are hired to rescue challengers. They got the pendant and medal which flashed on and off just now from reception and went into the labyrinth.
“The timing for explanation is perfect. When you pour mana into pendant given, the pendant over there is linked to it and will flash on and off just like now. An adventurer goes to its rescue on that mark.” (Receptionist)
“Aren’t those adventurers who go for rescue likely to clear the labyrinth?” (Sirius)
“First of all, it’s not like that. The medal that I passed to the adventurers before going in the labyrinth is effective on not reacting to labyrinth’s trap. From now on, the person who holds the medal won’t be attacked by new mobilized golem.” (Receptionist)
“Well then, you are going to be the first who clear the labyrinth if you hold that medal, right?” (Emilia)
The receptionist made wry smile while listening to Emilia’s reasonable opinion and he answers.
“Well actually, some nobles have said they wanted to sell it but they gave up after listening to the description of the medal. It will become a situation where the tenth floor features change completely and cannot be cleared if you still hold that medal when arriving at ninth floor. Cheating is not permitted.” (Receptionist)
“Well done. By the way, is the medal that Aniki hold different from those?” (Reus)
“I’m going to explain that too from now. It is the key which can challenge the best degree of difficulty and it is handed only to the person whom the headmaster recognized.” (Receptionist)
Magna-sensei said that I can go through labyrinth without being stopped, but it is different after all? I was nicely done by those two cake addicts.
“What are you going to do? I can see that you guys are not an ordinary person when you have received the medal but you can still challenge the ordinary one.” (Receptionist)
When listened those words, I looked back and confirmed the states of disciples.
Emilia entrusts the matter completely to me, Reus is motivated and Reese grasped both fists with overflow motivation too. There doesn’t seem to be dissenting opinion.
“We will challenge it.” (Sirius)
Thus, we will challenge the highest degree of difficulty.
Inside the labyrinth was not like a cave style with rugged rocks but it had a brick wall spread continuously and even flat passage. The inside was somewhat gloomy until sometime ago but it didn’t seem to be necessary to carry light in labyrinth since it was bright enough to see.
“Alright, let’s go immediately.” (Reus)
I stopped Reus who was about to take one step into labyrinth by grabbing his neck. The foot which he was going to embark on is floating in the air, Reus only turn his neck with dissatisfied look.
“Why so suddenly, Aniki.” (Reus)
“Don’t forget it, isn’t the best degree of difficulty here?” (Sirius)
Here is the labyrinth that the headmaster had adjusted. I have associated with him for two years, and I understand the part of that guy is unexpectedly playful and sadistic. I had a bad feeling when I thought that such person improvised the best degree of difficulty.
Dictates by intuition, I released Reus’ neck so he can adjust his posture. While Reus wondered about my behaviour, he took one step…and his figure is disappeared suddenly.
“I-I’m here~…Nee-chan.” (Reus)
To be precise, the floor fell down when he took one step forward and he fell into that hole. Water starts pouring in from bottom of the hole, it seems tension will drop if get sunk certainly like a drowned rat. However, Reus is hanging safely in the air since I tied his waist in advance by using [String].
When I recover Reus from the pitfall, magic formation sprung up and it spread to block the hole. The magic formation has loses its appearance, so I tried to step on but nothing happened this time.
“H-help me Aniki. But why the holes has disappeared?” (Reus)
“It is because of mechanism that doesn’t activate if it triggered once. Perhaps, it gradually absorbs mana in the air and I guess it will operate again after some time.” (Sirius)
I concluded it from the knowledge that I learned in a book while looking at the magic formation. Drawing high level magic formation to create pitfalls to suits with the situation…what a waste of skill! Actually, it’s not that kind of hate.
“But this is terrible without warning. Even at start, why water pours suddenly?” (Reus)
“It’s because we usually don’t bring change clothes.” (Emilia)
“Hey, don’t move around recklessly.” (Sirius)
“”Eh?”” (Reese and Emilia)
It’s already too late to be careful. When Emilia steps forward to approach Reus, after that the floor sink a little, the magic formation rises to the surface and it releases light. The siblings exchange glances with each other, a sound of wind tearing apart can be heard from the inner part of passageway.
It was arrow without tip flew but Reus hit it down easily with weapon
“Are you alright?” (Reese)
When Reese approaches worriedly, magic formation rises up again under her feet, and Reese is targeted by strong wind attack.
“Eee!? Kyaaa!?” (Reese)
Although there will be second explanation but her clothes is school designated robe. Naturally the robe gets rolled up by strong wind from the bottom.
“You think I’m going to allow it?!” (Sirius)
I extend [String] without a moment’s delay and I tied it to her thigh area and barely finished it without any trouble. I want to see it and if I would say that I want to see it but since I’m honest man, looking without permission will only hurt my dignity.
Although the wind subsided immediately, she is about to cry and she has sunk down weakly in the place.
“Whew…Sirius-san…I was saved.” (Reese)
“No, it’s all good but…you guys stand in a row over there just a bit.” (Sirius)
Those disciples are not very concerned towards the traps. I think it can’t be helped because the traps are not ordinary, but this is a bit mean.
I lined up the disciples at a place that was confirmed has no trap and I gave them lecture on trap hurriedly.
“Now, do you know why you were made to line up?” (Sirius)
“…Because we were caught by traps.” (??)
“That’s right. I am not angry in particular but you are not concern enough. Since we’re going to proceed while I give various lecture, refrain from selfish actions.” (Sirius)
We advanced from there with me in the lead, I explain in detail when there is a trap and I let the disciples experience getting caught by traps on purpose.
“A trap is often set up not only on the floor but also on the wall. Never touch the wall unless necessary. Since there’s a guy can trigger it unconsciously.” (Sirius)
“It’s dangerous! I was going to touch it a bit more.” (??)
“Take a look on this floor. It’s nothing much but there’s dirt covering it, right? There’s probably a magic formation concealed.” (Sirius)
“This is…I can see it well. It is difficult even if I’m aware.” (??)
“As for Sirius-sama, this is natural for him.” (Emilia)
“It seems nothing at first glance but to tell you the truth, there is a trap concealed. Although the passage is divided into three, please proceed towards the direction that you think that there is no trap.” (Sirius)
“Since I have bad feeling on the left…let’s take right!…Uwaa!?” (Reus)
“Sirius-sama! Reus got caught by trap!” (Emilia)
“The correct answer is inside. I didn’t say there is only one trap. Since thinking based on information given only is not good.” (Sirius)
By the way, I was never caught in the trap after I enter the labyrinth. When asked how, the trap is triggered by magic formation, so if I examined by mana sensing [Search], I can identify all location of traps after that.
It is almost like cheating but I use it without reserve. As for letting the disciples to experience the highest difficulty of labyrinth, I’ll utilize it properly just for them.
The problematic golem didn’t appear, we continued advancing while studying the path full of traps and finally arrived at the stairs to the fourth floor.
The disciples have understood considerably about traps at that time…
“I seem to begin hating the headmaster.” (Reus)
“Well, he seems to be childish too.” (Emilia)
“He’s an enemy of woman!” (Reese)
The evaluation of the principle continued falling along with this labyrinth’s adjustment.
This is because the labyrinth is full of disagreeable traps such as the arrangement of persistent pitfalls, skirt is almost rolled up by strong wind trap again and innumerable attacks from elementary magic of each attribute.
Next time, let’s listen to the disciples’ impression on the labyrinth in front of Vile-sensei.
We went downstairs and came over to the fourth floor but we stopped instinctively because we felt unusual presence.
“Apparently, the number of traps is decreasing but…” (Sirius)
“Aniki! Something is coming!” (Reus)
When I used [Search], it reacts to something that moves rather than the magic formation on the floor or wall.
When I observe the appearance, in short there are such things like face and limbs and the size is about the same as me. The movement is slow probably because there is hardly enough joints and it’s headed here with slow movement.
“It’s golem party from here on.” (??)
“This is just right! I’ll vent the anger that piled up!” (??)
Reus is starting to run, he unsheathes sword from the back and swing down onto golem’s head crown. The sound of “Dopaa” and sand burst echoed, the golem was half split and Reus looked back while raising his thumb.
“Such thing like sand is easy victory.” (Reus)
“Reus, behind you!” (Emilia)
“Behind? Uwaa!” (Reus)
The golem was split into half by Reus but sands gathered as if regenerate reversely and it turns back into original form immediately. Then, the golem turn its back and hit Reus but he managed to avoid further problems because of Emilia’s voice.
“Wh-what with this guy? I split it into half for sure.” (Reus)
“Reus, cut its right wrist!” (Sirius)
“Understood, Aniki!” (Reus)
We are surprised with the regeneration but the golem movement is still slow as usual, Reus avoids its slow punch and he slash the spot that I advised.
“…Why this happened” (??)
“The last part where you cut was where the magic formation depicted. Since this guys moves due to magic formation, golem will not able to maintain its form if you destroy the magic formation.” (Sirius)
This deployment of magic creates golem by using earth magic. I think now it’s probably the degraded version and it’s easy to be destroyed since its body is made from sand. Besides, there is someone who hold weakness against sand here.
“Sirius-sama, there are three golems this time!” (Emilia)
“Reese. It’s your turn.” (Sirius)
“Yes! Water…please. [Aqua Shot!]” (Reese)
When Reese raises her hand, many small balls of water materialize at her surroundings, and it was launched all at once to incoming golems.
The balls of water pierced body made of sands and the body of golems crumble down. However, it was only two golems being hush completely and the remaining has been restored.
“It’s difficult to aim at magic formation.” (Reese)
“It’s not that Reese. Since spirit is better at sensing mana, it’s alright to leave it to the spirits. Try do it one more time.” (Sirius)
“Understood. Everyone…please. [Aqua Shot]” (Reese)
There’s only one appeared this time but when fired water ball pierced the right side of golem, its body crumbled down and disappeared.
“Amazing…I was able to defeat it by a blow! Thank you everyone!” (Reese)
Reese thanked the spirits but Emilia and Reus were still looking vigilant. I was of course had not dissolving cautiousness and fixed my eyes at previous dim passageway. Reese stopped being delighted and tilted her head when she realized that we were still on our guard.
“What is it? By any chance, still…” (Reese)
“That’s right. There are at least 30 this time.” (Sirius)
And what appear are big number of golems. They are lined up in three columns like troops walked here with uniform footsteps.
“This time, everyone will fight. Are you ready?” (Sirius)
“I have no problem since I got skill!” (Reus)
“I can go anytime.” (Emilia)
“I’ll do my best!” (Reese)
“Alright, aim at the weak point and don’t get surrounded. ‘Open Combat’!” (Sirius)
After that, we advancing with great vigour.
Reus occasionally hurl his body to cut the magic formation, Emilia ends it with cutting magic formation with knife when she accurately discovered weak point, Reese continuously firing [Aqua Shot] and the number of golems reduced.
The siblings used to fight group of goblins but as for Reese, her movement was stiff probably because she had no combat experience. I proceeded while paying attention to her, suppressing over 100 and found stair around the area finally.
As I breath out in relief, we tried to descend the stairs…and we stopped. Naturally, the disciples look here while floating question mark.
“What’s wrong Aniki? Let’s go quickly.” (Reus)
“Here is as far as we go today. It has become late to return to beginning.” (Sirius)
“Isn’t this still fourth floor? I don’t think time has passed that much.” (??)
“It’s hard to grasp the progression of time when inside the cave. Although you guys think it might still be early, is it already before evening?” (Sirius)
The change of visual doesn’t change inside cave due to sunlight, it’s difficult to notice an outside change because constant temperature is kept. This is these three’s first time challenging the labyrinth, so they wouldn’t know. I heard loud hungry sound echoed from Reus’ tummy since before evening.
“Really!? My tummy made sound!” (Reus)
“Although we entered just before noon, the time has passed quickly.” (Emilia)
It seems that teaching disciples about traps took more time than expected. However, it wasn’t trivial talk since it became new motivation for disciples because of traps. If there is anything, it is dissatisfaction towards the headmaster.
“Reese is tired too I think? Let’s return around here today.” (Sirius)
“I’m sorry. I can’t move anymore like everyone.” (Reese)
“What, it can’t be helped since there was few actual fighting. Leaving that aside, what are we going to do about dinner?” (??)
One must walk either to return or to proceed since transfer equipment and return magic like in games or tales don’t exist here. I can see trouble, when I pour mana at magic formation in front of the stairs going down to lower floor, that method doesn’t react to any traps or golems on that floor, thus safety is guaranteed only on way back home.
The disciples have begun to tell their opinion cheerfully when requesting menu for dinner while returning to entrance.
“Meat is good!” (??)
“Vegetables too as well as meat. How about stew?” (??)
“How about curry rice we had that time? That was very delicious.” (??)
“”That one!”” (Emilia & Reus)
I remembered it while smiling wryly to harmonize siblings who while counting insufficient ingredient.
I requested various flavoring and spices from Galgan company for two years and when I tasted things that arrived, I went to produce new dish. And finally, I succeeded in making thing which became curry powder. Of course, I failed in combination of spices in order to find similar taste, Reus who did the tasting cries painfully and ran away.
I completed curry powder finally after trouble but the color is green, not brown. I think the spice that makes this color is green color spice that replace tumeric. Anyhow, I produced curry bun but I wanted to have it with rice since the flavor is curry.
While such suffering continues, the news about something similar like rice has been found by Galgan company arrived. The rice was unusually long and narrow but there was no mistake about the taste of rice when I cooked it using pot.
The appearance was different but that’s how curry rice got completed, the scene where the disciples indulged like a beast is fresh in my memory.
After that, nothing happened when escaping the labyrinth, I cooked curry rice and today was over.
The next day, routine morning event is happened after right after going to school but today is a little bit different from what I’ve seen.
“Hey! You went to labyrinth yesterday right? How was it?” (??)
“Did you cleared it…I guess not. This time is difficult as expected, I wonder?” (??)
“Is it impossible to do even Aniki and Oya-bun?” (??)
It seems to be widely know that we challenged the labyrinth yesterday, our classmates were unanimously curious about the results. I’m vaguely viewed during such a noisy sight.
“We only went to see the situation yesterday, and we didn’t go very deep.” (??)
“Distinguishing traps and ways to avoid them were studied in various ways.” (??)
“Hee~…were you taught by Sirius-kun?” (??)
“Of course. Because there is nothing that Sirius-sama doesn’t know.” (Emilia)
Emilia stick out her chest when answering, I tried to answer it by raising my hand lightly since I attracted classmate’s attention. Then, a beastkin came close to me with coaxing voice.
“Hey, Sirius-kun. Tell us how to identify traps.” (??)
“That’s right. Emilia and you guys are sneaky you know.” (??)
“Aniki! Give me permission for that remark!” (Reus)
“Hmm? Though I don’t understand it well, but it’s all good.” (Sirius)
“Oya-bun! Please tell us also. Please.” (??)
I didn’t know what was it but this has become strange. I was about to refuse them since I don’t think I have any more room for more disciples, the classroom door was opened vigorously. When I thought of something and directed the gaze, a student from Iron class entered the classroom.
While the surrounding is confused, the Iron class student took a long their servant and stand in front of Reus and Emilia.
“Reus Silvarion! I am Hart Arcade, want to propose a match to you!” (Hart) (TLN: the name in raw is ハルト・アーカード)
A match was proposed suddenly and Reus gave a stupid answer. And then, the one next to him also conduct herself.
“Emilia Silvarion! I am Melruza Misteria, want to propose a match to you!” (Merluza) (TLN: the name in raw is メルルーサ・ミストリア)
With a stand of not understanding from the bottom of heart, Emilia also gave stupid answer. As expected of the siblings, their action when responding were exactly similar.
While the sibling’s respond at other place, these two boy and girl are probably nobles and each of them pointed at their match opponent while raising their voices.
“I won’t let you say you forgot about mock battle two days ago! You snatched victory unexpectedly and cowardly!” (Hart)
“Coward? I just won by fighting normally?” (Reus)
“You too Emilia. I won’t forgive you to go that far as firing magic without looking at my splendid chants.” (Merluza)
“But I think isn’t obvious since I finished chanting earlier?” (Emilia)
It appears that these two had a mock battle with the siblings during afternoon elective class and they seemed to lose but these persons themselves don’t seem to understand it. The situation has become troublesome again.
“Anyway, as a noble, we cannot afford to lose to commoner like you guys. So, I say a match!” (Hart)
“Match with sword again?” (Reus)
“No! We’re going to challenge the labyrinth and whoever clear it first, win!” (Hart)
“We intend to challenge the labyrinth from afternoon. Accept our challenge!” (Merluza)
In this one-sided business, Emilia and Reus exchanged glances and turned their eyes on me. What should I do? And, those are faces of wanting to say something.
“What a shameful servant for relying on master immediately!” (Hart)
“Indeed. I feel sorry for the master having such shameful servant.” (Merluza)
“”Eh!?”” (Reese & Emilia)
Despite provocation, is this such place for nobles to complaint? The siblings weren’t able to retaliate at those words and they looked down regrettably.
They seem to be in state of triumph but making fool of my disciple in front of people…should I educate them until they cry?
But since the siblings were to be picked on, I decide to read the mood.
The siblings looked down for a while, then they raised their head and looked at each other and declared to the nobles loudly.
“Yes! Alright, we accept your challenge!” (Emilia)People were making a stir at the scene but it was changed immediately and applause arose. Rooting voices sounding from surrounding cheering and saying not to lose to the siblings. I’m proud because the disciples are popular.
“Alright, if that’s the case, let’s meet in front of labyrinth in the afternoon today! (Hart)
“I will not allow you to run!” (Merluza)
Do they feel good when successfully provoke them? Those nobles proudly left out from the classroom. The siblings thought and throw open because of unusual tension here, they lowered their head with spirit, kneeling down while facing me.
“I accept the match voluntarily, I’m sorry Sirius-sama!” (Emilia)
“Sorry Aniki! But Aniki, I can’t forgive them when they said that we’re shameful servant…” (Reus)
The siblings look to me whenever something happen because they never done anything voluntarily without instruction but when others see that, it probably looks like they are depending on me.
As far as I am concerned about those two to support it along with me, the statement of provocation earlier is not something that can be ignored.
“…Raise your face.” (Sirius)
“It’s fine, raise your face and look here.” (Sirius)
The siblings put up their face unwillingly but those faces seemed to cry at any moment. What is it, you guys? Do you intend to fight the match with such depressing faces?
“I want to say one thing, did you confirm the rule before fighting for match?” (Sirius)
“That is…” (??)
“…we didn’t.” (??)
“I thought so. The other side also didn’t said anything about the condition of victory or defeat.” (Sirius)
The match this time doesn’t involve direct fight but whoever clear the labyrinth first, that was that kind of talk.
Since there is a number of people in party, I can’t bring along a referee and anyone can be unjust in the case of clearing the labyrinth.
That’s why I think I should stop it but I didn’t stop it because I thought those nobles are alright.
They are not stained like Gregory and Alstore, their appearance are not arrogant, and from the view of child, those guys just hate to lose at match. The point is they give their name expressively and ask for rematch, so I judge that at least there won’t be storm of injustice like two years ago.
Even if this is unlikely to be a big deal and it may become bitter experience for the disciples.
“I am not saying about getting carried with the provocation. However, keep paying attention to the earlier remark. I expect you can do it since you guys are my disciple.” (Sirius)
“And, to sum up the talk, you guys are going to challenge the labyrinth without me from noon…are you alright with that?” (Sirius)
“I’m really sorry Aniki! According to those guys, it’s not good to depend only on Aniki.” (Reus)
“Is that so? And, can you win?” (Sirius)
I said that in order to provoke them on purpose. The siblings were surprised because they didn’t think I would be saying such thing, and they became serious and talked back.
“Yes! As Sirius-sama’s servant, we will defeat them completely.” (Emilia)
“I want to beat those guys without depending on Aniki! I show you that I’ll win absolutely!” (Reus)
“Alright! If that’s the case, show those guys your power!” (Sirius)
“”Yes!”” (Emilia & Reus)
If these two regain their usual confidence, those nobles are not their opponent. Before the siblings display their motivation, Reese also displays her motivation while standing in front of those two.
“Since I’m going to support with utmost effort, let’s work hard!” (Reese)
“Reese…But since this is our match, you’re not related and we don’t want to involve you.” (Emilia)
“There is a relation. It’s because I am your friend. Besides, since I am not a master, do you think there is a problem if we go together?” (Reese)
“Thank you Reese. Can you…please?” (Emilia)
“Yes, leave it to me!” (Reese)
“Thank you Reese-Ane!” (Reus)
Thus, the match began between nobles and disciples with me excluded.
And then, it’s lunch break.
I saw the disciples off towards the labyrinth and now I’m having tea in Magna-sensei’s staff room.
I wanted to tell about the match to Vile-sensei and this was just right since I got called here.
“…I see. Is that why?” (Rodwell/Vile)
Vile-sensei nodded after I finished explaining the situation but the state of being worried couldn’t be seen.
“The nobles whom they challenged, Hart and Merluza are surely excellent. However, those children are not a problem since there are Sirius-kun disciples.” (Rodwell/Vile)
“I think so too.” (Magna)
The disciples said that they are going to challenge normal labyrinth this time. Well even if I want to go for highest degree of difficulty, it would be impossible since I’m holding the medal.
“I have no doubt about Emilia and others victory. By the way, I wanted to ask you, how about yesterday’s labyrinth?” (Rodwell/Vile)
And, it can’t be helped to feel irritated at Vile-sensei who laugh like a child that succeed at fooling around.
“I can tell that the number of traps at the highest degree of difficulty. Since the trap that make wind blows up in particular is a method to win hostility of a woman, should I do something immediately? It is sufficient for Reese to say that you’re an enemy of woman.” (Sirius)
“It is the best trap for the boys but there is no way I would say that. I’ll amend it next time.” (Rodwell/Vile)
As expected, it seems that he is reflecting when I said he is enemy of woman. Besides, I gave him point to worry about.
“Why the labyrinth hasn’t been cleared until this day? We experience only on the highest degree of difficulty but if there are two expert adventurers, they can clear the normal difficulty.” (Sirius)
I gave up in matter of hours yesterday but I would like to proceed more with that level. Although other parties are having lower degree of difficulty, it is obviously unusual if no one clear it even with addition of adventurers.
“Well, I will tell since you guys are not related. To tell you truth, at ninth floor, the last trial has a method to prevent adventurer from intervening. Even if they find excellent adventurer no matter how much but they will be in trouble if the person himself has no ability.” (Rodwell/Vile)
“Got it. By the way, is safety will be alright with those golems? If there was something other than strength, won’t it be dangerous if you meet them in a situation where you can’t move?” (Sirius)
“There is an order that makes the golem become immobilize in order not to attack opponent. Oh, I had a hard time to make those magic formation.” (Rodwel/Vile)
“I see. Then, may I analyze it next time?” (Sirius)
“Go ahead…and I just want to say, Sirius-kun will analyse it easily, right? If that’s the case, then my hardship is…” (Rodwell/Vile)
“This is the latest cake.” (Sirius)
“If I hold back, it’s bad if I’m not having this cake, so let’s allow analysis.” (Rodwell/Vile)
After that, when I report something that I discovered, Magna-sensei opened the door suddenly and entered energetically.
“Headmast–…Vile-sensei! I want to report!” (Magna)
“I wonder what is it? Report it without being hurry.” (Rodwell/Vile)
“Yes. Few days ago, it’s information on suspicious people that were seen recently, send their request to adventurer guild…” (Magna)
Heh, what kind of request? Is it for safety purpose? Or is it because of position such as headmaster? I’m looking at those two while admiring and Magna-sensei appeared to be hesitated when he looks here. Is it a bad content if I hear it?
“I can see you are busy so I’ll take my leave.” (Sirius)
“No it’s fine, you may hear it because it is such occasion. Magna-sensei, don’t mind about this and please continue.” (Rodwell/Vile)
“Understood. It is because of those suspicious people. They seems to be from ‘Dragon’s Fresh Blood’.” (Magna)
“What did you say!?” (Rodwell/Vile)
It’s rare to see the appearance of Vile-sensei raising commotion. I mean, is that much a big of problem?
“Report it to every teacher immediately. Don’t get close if there is suspicious thing and report immediately.” (Rodwell/Vile)
“Vile-sensei, what is that ‘Dragon’s Fresh Blood’?” (Sirius)
“Well. I should explain it to you. They commit crime everywhere and it is notorious party that has been put on the wanted list in guild. The leaders consist of dragon’s tribe who has high combat ability, and the indication of its members is they have bright red dragon tattoo at the back of their hand.” (Rodwell/Vile)
The moment I listen to the explanation…my memory was revitalized.
When I was seeing the disciples off during lunch break period, those who next to them were the figure of nobles, Hart and others moving towards labyrinth in same way too.
Next to them was seems to be two adventurers that have been employed and they wore hooded robe which covered the whole body. Furthermore, the hands that came out from hem was rolled with bandage, I observed unintentionally because it was very suspicious.
The two figures with robe walked quietly behind the nobles but when the bandage came loose from their moving hand, they put it back in a hurry.
It was a moment but I have confirmed it.
The back of their hand had the tattoo of the red dragon.
“‘Dragon’s Fresh Blood’ is a pure murderer group.” (Rodwell/Vile)