𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟗.𝟏: 𝐀 𝐂𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐨’𝐬 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝
It’s been a few days since we were swallowed by that mysterious magic circle.
We are now in a training ground of a castle with a medieval European-like atmosphere.
🔹𝔄𝔴𝔢𝔟𝔰𝔱𝔬𝔯𝔦𝔢𝔰.𝔠𝔬𝔪 ― ℑ𝔫𝔡𝔲𝔩𝔤𝔢 𝔦𝔫 𝔞 𝔠𝔬𝔩𝔩e𝔠𝔱𝔦𝔬𝔫 𝔬𝔣 𝔱𝔯𝔞𝔫𝔰𝔩𝔞𝔱𝔢𝔡 𝔫𝔬v𝔢𝔩𝔰 𝔴𝔦𝔱𝔥 “𝔡𝔞𝔦𝔩𝔶 𝔲𝔭𝔡𝔞𝔱𝔢𝔰” 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔢𝔵𝔠𝔩𝔲𝔰𝔦𝔳𝔢 𝔞𝔠𝔠𝔢𝔰𝔰 𝔱𝔬 𝔞𝔡𝔳𝔞𝔫𝔠𝔢𝔡 𝔠𝔥a𝔭𝔱𝔢𝔯𝔰🔹
“Alright! Come at me, Yuma, Kyoshirou!”
“Here I go!”
In my line of sight, Shindou and Ken, holding training wooden swords, are being trained by a beautiful blonde-haired, blue-eyed woman.
Oops, that sounded a bit indecent.
But what they’re doing, or rather, what they’re doing is perfectly healthy training.
That blonde beauty’s name is Ivy Bluerose, the captain of the Wolfeus Kingdom’s Knights.
Indeed, a very fantasy-like position and name.
A little further away, Maki and her group, including a group of people wearing magician-like robes, are learning magic from an old man.
That old man is Randolph Foxter, the head court magician.
Indeed, a very fantasy-like position and name.
And the one teaching my group is muscle.
Not a metaphor or anything, just muscle.
“Kenji! Don’t look away!”
“Sir! Yes, sir!”
“Good! That’s a good answer!
Listen up?! You guys weren’t blessed with powerful unique skills!
But never think of yourself as a failure! Ordinary people don’t have unique skills!
Rather, think of yourself as lucky just to have such a thing!
Positive thinking in everything! Close the gap with the guys above with your fighting spirit!
[Sir! Yes, sir!]
This sweaty, muscular man is Carpaccio Bombani, a member of the Order.
Indeed, a very fantasy-like position and name. . .or not.
Compared to the others, this guy is strangely colorful.
But he is a good person.
There’s no doubt about that.
The training is tough because he’s too passionate. . .
Now, why are we training in such a place?
The cause goes back to a few days ago, right after we were swallowed by that magic circle.
“We did it! It’s a success!”
“They are the hope of humanity. . .!”
The first thing we heard after being swallowed by the magic circle was the voices of people filled with joy.
When I opened my eyes, which were closed due to the dazzling light of the magic circle, I saw a group of people wearing magician-like robes.
And at our feet was a glowing pedestal with the same pattern as the magic circle, its light gradually fading.
I was taken aback by such a fantasy-like sight.
Well, of course.
Rather, I’d like to see someone who can act calmly in such a sudden SF development.
“I’m surprised. . .So, who are you guys?”
There he is.
The guy who can act calmly.
The super handsome honor student, Shindou, spoke to the group of magician-like people while looking puzzled.
Even the adult Sorachan-sensei is still confused (in fact, the teacher is the most confused), Shindou is amazing.
Is this the real power of a handsome guy?
“Nice to meet you, heroes.
We are the court magicians of the Wolfeus Kingdom.
Please remember us from now on.”
One of the magician-like people answered Shindou’s question.
Court magicians, very fantasy-like.
I’ve never heard of the country’s name, and we’re being called heroes, so is this really another world?
Is it starting?
A great adventure in a world of swords and magic!
“As I said earlier, who are these heroes?”
“You are the ones. The heroes chosen by our god, the goddess who is the guardian of the world, and summoned from a different world. That’s who the heroes are.
His Majesty the King will explain in detail.
Please, this way.”
Following the guidance of the mages, we, led by Shindou, headed towards the so-called king.
Some people had anxious faces, wondering if it was okay to follow them obediently, but seeing Shindou moving forward without hesitation, no one chose to stay behind.
Well, complaining here wouldn’t help, and I think Shindou’s judgment is correct.
A loner with no say should just follow obediently.
In a throne room-like place we visited, there was a middle-aged man sitting arrogantly.
A nice middle-aged man with a stern look.
Probably, no, I’m almost certain that he is the king.
After all, his aura is different.
“I am Alexander Wolfeus, the king of the Wolfeus Kingdom.
Brave heroes, first of all, I deeply apologize for summoning you here due to our circumstances.
Saying that, the king bowed his head.
I don’t really understand, but isn’t it a considerable situation for a king of a country to bow his head?
Does that mean that the heroes have such an important position?
“On top of that, I have a request. This world is now heading towards destruction by the hands of the evil Demon Lord.
In order to repel it, we need the power of the heroes.
Please, lend us your strength.”
“Wait, wait a minute!”
As I was excited by the word “Demon Lord,” Sorachan-sensei, who had been silent and confused until now, interrupted the king.
The surrounding nobles frowned, and Sorachan-sensei, sensing the atmosphere, became frightened.
Still, Sorachan-sensei didn’t back down.
While frightened, Sorachan-sensei continued to speak with a resolute attitude (though her hips were drawn back).
“So, that means, you want the students to fight, right?
As a teacher, I can’t let them do dangerous things!
Can’t you at least send them back to where they came from?!”
Sorachan-sensei is amazing.
Even though she’s clearly scared, she made her request to the king with an incredible aura.
Perhaps touched by her appearance, some of the classmates looked at the teacher with loving eyes.
But they are a group that legally admires the legal loli.
In other words, yes Lolita, no touch gentlemen and ladies.
Even if their favorability increases. . .
It’s already like breaking the limit.
The other reactions were divided into three groups: those who agreed with the teacher, those who glared at the teacher with a “don’t say unnecessary things” look, and those who became anxious about whether it was okay to make such a statement.
Those who agreed were Shindou, Maki, and other relatively sensible people like Ken.
They seemed to prioritize realistic things over the excitement of going to another world.
Those who glared at the teacher were probably excited about the other world like me.
I’m not glaring, though.
At the forefront was the delinquent group led by Goda Daichi, a bully representative and a man like a modern Ja◯an.
They seem to be dissatisfied with the real world.
They must be expecting a wild development in the other world.
I don’t want to be associated with them.
The last group that seemed anxious. . .well, it might be the most normal reaction.
Ordinary people were there.
“. . .I’m sorry, but we cannot send you back to your original world.
The summoning magic that called you here is a secret technique created by the Goddess Church, receiving an oracle from the gods.
And this secret technique is beyond our understanding.
Therefore, even though we can use the secret technique to summon you, we cannot develop magic to analyze and send you back.
“What. . .?!”
Oops, the conversation had progressed while I was observing people.
But we can’t go back?
I don’t have any friends and my relationship with my family is cold, so I don’t have any lingering feelings for Japan, but wouldn’t it be a big problem for those who aren’t like me?
As I thought that, sure enough, some of my classmates’ faces turned pale.
“But rest assured. It’s true that we cannot send you back ourselves.
However, that doesn’t mean there’s no way.”
“What is it?!”
“It’s to defeat the Demon Lord.
If you can defeat the Demon Lord and protect this world, the mission of the heroes will be over.
At that time, you should be able to return to your original world with the help of the goddess.
Of course, those who don’t want to return don’t have to.
After the Demon Lord’s subjugation, if you wish to stay in this world, we will grant you permanent residence in our kingdom and let you choose your desired reward.”
The king’s words increased the motivation of some.
But there are many who don’t feel the same, and above all, the teacher’s face is still pale.
“But we were in a place completely unrelated to conflict!
I can’t imagine being able to fight such a terrifying existence as the Demon Lord!”
“There’s no problem with that.
Heroes have potential abilities and growth rates that are incomparable to those of this world, and they should each have a [Unique Skill].
With so many people possessing such power, the countries of the world, including ours, will support you with all their might.
With that much power gathered, we will surely be able to defeat the Demon Lord.”
“Uh. . .but, um. . .”
The teacher was at a loss for words.
Sorachan-sensei, who is flustered, is cute.
That being said, there must be some cheat abilities for heroes!
Well, if there weren’t any, they wouldn’t do hero summoning.
Long live the promise!
I wonder what my cheat is?
Can I see it if I shout “Status!”?
“Teacher. We’ll be fine.”
While I was thinking about my yet-to-be-seen cheat, Shindou, who had been silently listening to the king’s story, interrupted the conversation while stroking the teacher’s head to reassure her.
This handsome guy is using Nadepo on a teacher?!
𝐓𝐋-𝐁𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐚: (𝐍𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐨) 𝐒𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐛𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐨𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧. 𝐈𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦 𝐨𝐟 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐱𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧.
“Your Majesty, if that’s the case, we will fight.
However, there are those among us who do not wish to fight or simply cannot fight.
So please, at least don’t force those who are unwilling to fight.”
“Very well. I promise.”
And so, thanks to Shindou’s smooth play, those who didn’t want to fight didn’t have to.
This is a relief.
If, by any chance, my cheat isn’t suitable for combat, I’ll use this as an excuse to escape.
From what I can tell with my human observation skills, the king seems to be a relatively good person, so I don’t think he’ll change his mind and throw me into battle.
And so, our otherworldly life began.
Afterward, everyone revealed their status using an item called [appraisal stone].
It seems that if you just want to see your own status, you can see it by shouting “Status!” like I imagined, but you need an appraisal stone to show it to others.
My status, as displayed, was like this.
𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫: 𝟗
𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐜 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞: 𝟔
The synonym for cheat is here!
But my excitement was short-lived, as the reaction of the people of this world who were watching the status disclosure of the heroes was not good.
I heard later that being able to see the enemy’s status is indeed strong, but my basic status is too low to be considered.
When I think about it, that’s true.
In the light novels I know, there are many protagonists who use appraisal as a powerful weapon, but there’s no one who fights with appraisal alone.
It seems that my role is to follow the other heroes and tell them the enemy’s status.
I’m a commentator.
This isn’t the cheat I was looking for!
In contrast, the top caste guys like Shindou, Maki, and Ken have real cheat skills.
Shindou’s unique skill is [Hero].
It seems to be treated differently from the title of Hero.
The effects are a significant increase in all stats and the acquisition of exclusive skills, which is a refreshingly straightforward cheat.
So, Maki’s unique skill is the magic cheat [Great Sage].
Ken’s unique skill is the swordsmanship cheat [Sword Saint].
There are also many other amazing skills, such as Sorachan-sensei’s [Spatial Magic] and Goda’s [King of Destruction].
So, we ended up being taught by instructors suited to our abilities.
The physical types like Shindou and Ken are taught by the knights.
The magic-user types like Maki are taught by the court magicians.
And those who are not suited for combat like me are trained by Instructor Carpaccio.
Speaking of Instructor Carpaccio’s uniqueness among this group. . .
By the way, everyone participates in this training.
Even those who are not suited for combat like me, and those who are completely support types, such as [Agriculture] and [Alchemy], are participating.
It was decided at a class meeting that it would be better to acquire at least the ability to protect oneself, as one should become stronger if trained as a hero.
Well, I have no objection to that.
Besides, I haven’t given up on my cheat rampage yet!
“Kenji! Shout louder!”
“Sir! Yes, sir!”
But the training is tough, so I want to rest now.
After that, I was pushed to the brink of unconsciousness by Instructor Carpaccio, and after returning to the room in the castle where I was told I could live, I slept like a log.
Our adventure has just begun!