Magika No Kenshi To Shoukan Maou:Volume 3 Chapter 4

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Chapter 4 – Escape ~Love Simulation~[edit]

Part 1[edit]

There was no time to be easygoing.

Kazuki and Koyuki went back through the path they came from with all their strength.

{After all the humans who know about this secret absolutely cannot be allowed to escape.}

That was what Nyarlatoteph said. He was also aiming for Mio and Lotte.

And then he planned to return to the surface and lead the Quad-core Magica to assault the Sword Division.

If he dealt with Kazuki in this underground and captured Lotte, then it must be expected that he wouldn’t have anymore hesitation in destroying the Sword Division.

Not to mention Kohaku and the others who were the forces of opposition toward the Magic Division, but the normal students who didn’t have any involvement would also be dragged in. Even if it was Headmaster Otonashi he would hesitate, but Nyarlatoteph wouldn’t show any mercy.

No matter what, that must be stopped. They need to meet up with Mio and Lotte as soon as possible and return to the surface.

But there was still one obstacle left even now. That was the method to escape from this level.

To return to the level where Mio and Lotte were located, they need to invoke Vepar’s tsunami magic twice at the same time.

Kazuki had to raise Koyuki’s positivity level to the point that would enable him to use that magic…!

“Koyuki! What is the level of the tsunami magic!?”

“Level 4!”

They had a conversation without slowing down their running feet, Kazuki confirmed the positivity level using Solomon’s ring.

Hiakari Koyuki―87

“Koyuki! Your positivity level needs three more points!!”

“Haa!?”

Koyuki was ‘what the heck are you talking about in this kind of situation’, that was the kind of face she was looking at Kazuki with.

“Koyuki…like me just a little bit more! Right now, immediately! Quick!”

Hearing Kazuki talk in a great panic, Koyuki yelled back with a bright red face.

“A, are you stupid!? E, even if you say to like you, how in the world am I going to do that!?”

“I don’t know either…what should we do!!”

While running with all their strength, they would soon reach the spot where they fell from the trap hole.

They couldn’t waste even a little bit of time in vain, Kazuki became impatient.

Suddenly inside his chaotic head, Kazuki remembered how Hoshikaze-senpai’s man phobia curbed her positivity level. One hypothesis was rising in his head.

“Perhaps Koyuki is not honest, so because of that the positivity level that originally should raise even higher is being curbed, maybe!”

“What's with that theory!?”

“I believe that Koyuki harbors affections for me, but…from Koyuki, you never showed that kind of sign clearly even once! That’s why if Koyuki expressed your feelings here, honestly and openly, something like a binding inside Koyuki’s heart will be released and your positivity level will increase! …Probably!”

“E, even if you say that kind of thing…that kind of…”

“Quickly! Everyone's in danger!!”

“U, uuu…someone like you…saying whatever happened to you is trivial, I never really meant those things! Actually, I care about what’s going to happen to you!!”

Koyuki who had said repeatedly that whatever happened to Kazuki is trivial, this is the first time she had said such things so honestly.

‘pyorori-n’[1], a small heart mark came flying from Koyuki’s chest.

“That’s good, just 2 more!”

“T, the truth is, all the times when I came to save you were not by accident at all! I became worried for you for a long time and my eyes kept following you, I chose the same quests that you took on purpose and followed you secretly! I was really shy, even so, you kept coming to me and always started conversations with me, I became even more shy…so in the end, I insulted you with abusive language like saying whatever happened to you is trivial!”

‘pyorori-n’, a small heart mark came flying from Koyuki’s chest.

“So it was like that…1 left!”

“The truth is I like you! I don’t know what I’m doing anymore! Why…why are you pushing me into a corner, telling me lies and being mean to me, is it to pull out what I really think like this!!? Even though you know I’m a coward!!”

The eyes on Koyuki’s bright red face were quickly getting moist.

“Stupid! Meanie! I hate you…I love you! I love you so much! I don’t know what I’m doing anymore!! Even though I always used such harsh words, you were always saying that you it was part of my charm…saying that I look cute in maid uniforms…I love it! Idiot! I don’t understand what I’m saying anymore idiot idiot idiot ―!!!”

Finally Koyuki was yelling and crumbling while her tears were spilling out.

“Koyuki, just now it went up around 5! It’s okay already!!”

“I, I can’t do this anymore…what are you grinning for…I’m so embarrassed I want to die…uggu, ueeeeee…”

“Koyuki, sorry! …We have already arrived, so let’s chant the spell together!”

“…Okay, gusu-“

Koyuki wiped her tears with her arms ‘guigui’, she tensed her face that still had some red left with her best effort.

“”O water surface wavered by our singing voice, manipulate and collect the small wave and turn into a tsunami! Coming from beyond and washed away into the distant…Oceanic NoiseTidal Wave!””

The moment they reached the dead end where they fell, both of them matched their breath and invoked the magic.

From behind them, a gigantic tidal wave was surging in.

The tidal wave swallowed Kazuki and Koyuki, smashing into the walls of the dead end. The water level of the underground dungeon was rapidly increasing, full to the brim with ocean water.

Grabbing the hand of the confused Kazuki who used this magic for the first time and didn’t have the knowledge to manipulate it, Koyuki manipulated the flow of the water and surfacing smoothly underwater. She looked just like a mermaid, Kazuki thought.

“…puhaa”

When both of them took their faces out from the water's surface, the ceiling was just overhead.

While keeping the water level of the tsunami magic, Koyuki chanted another spell.

“…Sinking hundreds of ships, O threat of the sea lurking in the depths of the ocean! Guided by my singing voice, surface…show the whole story! …Pierce your fang! Ice Buster!!”

Freezing the surface of the water, ice mountains came surfacing one after another, stabbing the concrete.

Even more than the size and the force, Koyuki concentrated in lowering the temperature.

The ice mountain which had its transparency and hardness raised to the limit pushed up the ceiling in the blink of an eye and broke through. Before long a big hole was opened up with splintering ice and stones falling around them.

“Kazuki!”

Koyuki took Kazuki’s hand and rode the last created ice mountain. The ice mountains kept emerging just like that, then the two jumped from the ceiling hole to the upper level. The magic ocean and ice mountains used up their energy and disappeared, only a wide, gaping hole was left behind.

There was no time. Kazuki displayed the location of everyone using Solomon’s ring and searched for Mio and Lotte’s whereabouts.

“This way, let’s hurry!”

Both of them started to run while still holding each other's hands.

◇ ◇ ◇ ◇

While running, he was soon able to sense the two’s whereabouts even without using the ability of Solomon’s ring. A large magic power was whirling ahead.

The Quad-core Magica was using the elf’s vast magic power and chanting four different magics at the same time. Mio and Lotte were fighting back desperately. The raging waves caused by those spells could be felt even far away from the battlefield, to the degree that it was prickling his skin.

Before long Mio and Lotte’s voices became audible.

“Self Burning!”

“Seusenhofer!”

At the opposite end of the passage―he could see their figures enduring the Quad-core Magica’s volley of continuous spells with defensive magic at the risk of their lives. A room with its door wide open could be seen behind them. It looked like they encountered the Quad-core Magica Nyarlatoteph directed when they were just escaping.

The number of Quad-core Magica was just one. Nyarlatoteph judged that it was enough with only this, it seems he was leading the last ten and headed to the surface.

In short, the invasion of the Sword Division was already starting.

“Barrett!”

“O nihility of ancient times, turn this emptiness residing in my chest into freezing breath. By the streaming silence of rejection, freeze and quiet…Glacier Wind!!”

While dashing near, Kazuki and Koyuki fired their magic into the back of the Quad-core Magica.

It was a lucky thing their position allowed for a pincer attack.

“Koyuki, give cover from that position!”

Koyuki stopped her feet at that location and undertook the role as the attack magic battery.

Kazuki didn’t drop his running speed and slashed the Quad-core Magica just like that.

“Kazu-nii!”

“Kazuki-oniisan…I believed that you would come desu!”

The expressions of the two who were totally exhausted were colored with hope.

“I'll be the vanguard, so you two chant together!”

“Onii-san, thank you so much…I couldn’t become Mio-oneesan’s shield with just me desu…”

The armor that covered Lotte’s body told the story of the fierce attacks she received with its worn-out condition. Mio was a perfect type of rear guard magician, but even so it was not like Lotte’s defensive ability was that high.

Both of them needed a shield to protect them.

Kazuki flashed a streak of silver light from the mouth of his sheath. The Quad-core Magica was a mere scarecrow in close-quarters combat.

With her lacking battle and survival instincts, the Quad-core Magica was not able to fight at close range.

However, even though she was slashed like a scarecrow, her concentration on her spell was not disrupted at all. No matter how many times this enemy got slashed, her Summoning Magic would be finished with certainty.

To defend against this enemy’s attack, elemental advantage was important.

Kazuki had a feeling that he was enlightened to a new way of fighting.

He himself was able to use multiple Divas' Summoning Magic and manipulate multiple elemental spells.

In other words he could choose a defensive magic with an elemental advantage against the opponent’s offensive magic. If he, who was standing at the foremost line, could shut the offensive magic of the opponent using every element of opposing element, he would be an unshakeable rock in the Heaven and Earth Formation. He could do that…if he gathered a lot more bonds.

By using Foresight to predict the offensive magic of the Quad-core Magica, Kazuki continued to endure using defensive magic.

There were elemental magic that he still couldn’t defend against, but even before Kazuki raised his voice, Mio had already finished the long spell chanting from the back.

“O bird of paradise where the light of the heavens is residing at its body, reduce to ashes the sin on the earth according to my accusation! Aurora of JudgementIsrael Judgement!!”

Chanted with the force of all or nothing, Phoenix’s level 6 magic.

The avatar of Phoenix was rising on Mio’s back, shining like it was condensing the light of the whole world. That light was super condensed and became a high temperature laser, then it was fired at the Quad-core Magica.

Receiving that magic specializing in destructive power, the Quad-core Magica’s defensive magic was exterminated and she was defeated.

“…”

The defeated Quad-core Magica―the elf girl, Kazuki and the others fell into silence while looking down at her body.

The four people in this place right now, all of them knew now what kind of existence this girl was.

The silence for the requiem of her soul flowed for a moment, however they soon raised their faces.

“Let’s head to the surface.” Koyuki announced.

Part 2[edit]

The Sword Division fell into panic.

The sound of explosions caused by magic and the sounds of the wooden school building crumbling down were continuing intermittently, screams were resounding widely.

The catastrophe was coming from the Magic Division. The ten Quad-core Magica that were finally coming into the empty ground where there was no presence of people because classes were in progress, when the school building that ought to be their target entered their line of sight, they immediately began to chant their magic. When the building was destroyed and the students inside were brought into the open, the target of the offensive magic was altered to the students. The classes were interrupted and the students became panicked.

The students who were planted with complexes toward the Magica Stigma couldn’t even think about resisting, they were only running about trying to escape in earnest.


School building number one that contained the staff room was located in the farthest place from the Magic Division. Perhaps school building number one was constructed in the corner of the grounds because they had anticipated the fight that would break out someday with the Magic Division. Because of that, they escaped direct harm.

“Illegal magician’s attack! Their numbers are ten!!”

The teachers were becoming discomposed from the report that came flying through the roughly opened door.

“What did you say…is it Loki!?”

“No, there is no appearance of Loki…Their appearance is different from the illegal magicians that had appeared in all the incidents until now!! A more ominous…!!”

“But, why are the illegal magicians invading from the Magic Division!!?”

Even while in the middle of that report, the thunderous roar was still audible from far away.

“We had contacted the Magic Division's staff room, but…the Magic Division students had already begun to take refuge. The Sword Division is to wait for reinforcements from the Knight Order and…”

The staff room fell into silence in an instant after hearing the words of the teacher that was holding a cellphone in one hand.

It was a silence where boiling rage and impatience were mixing as one.

“Those guys, even though they usually are so big headed, but now they're going to just abandon the Sword Division!? The Magica Stigma of the Magic Division should have the power to fight, shouldn’t they!?”

One teacher was raising an angry voice.

For a teacher who was entrusted with parents' children to help and protect, that way of thinking was mistaken, but thinking of the combat ability of the Magic Division’s students, it was only natural.

“Waiting for the Knight Order…what time do they think the reinforcements are going to come!”

The teachers understood better than anyone that the Knight Order couldn’t come anytime soon.

The Knight Order was pressured to the extreme by Loki’s frequent raid incident. Moreover within that lack of personnel, the Knight Order was thinning the deployment in the Knight Academy’s surroundings. They had decided that when something happens in the Knight Academy, then the students themselves need to be the ones to do something about it.

In reality, the students were already performing as the substitute of the Knight Order when undertaking quests. They had the strength to fight after all.

The situation was an extreme mess where they had little information. All the teachers of the Magic Division, why, to order [a joke operation of taking refuge] to the students who had power to fight…!?

“Is there no student in the Sword Division that is attempting to oppose them!? It’s only ten people right!?”

A teacher of the Sword Division, Tsukahara Hisatada was shouting.

Tsukahara was the teacher who was backing Kohaku’s anti Magic Division faction. He was also secretly giving the students Sacred Treasures that he obtained from the Knight Order’s illegal channels. Because of his thoughts and beliefs, he couldn’t accept falling into despair just because they had been abandoned by the students of the Magic Division.

The students of the Sword Division must break through this situation through their own efforts.

“Tsukahara-sensei, we're going! We will use the Sacred Treasures!!”

Running against the stampede of escaping students, one group was barging into the staff room. Those students were ignoring all the other teachers that had fallen into a panic and only looking for instructions from Tsukahara.

The one that stood at the head of the group was Kohaku, the now current Sword Division student council president.

“The opponents are unknown but…can you do it?”

“This one has the intention to win against the Magic Division. We will show you if it is only this much.”

Toward Kohaku’s reply, Tsukahara nodded sharply like he was saying ‘That’s exactly what I thought’.

“…Alright, go stop those guys. But do it while prioritizing the rescue of students that have fallen into magic intoxication.”

There were a considerable number of students that were already swallowed by the magic. The students who possessed defensive magic power wouldn’t get done in with just one shot of magic.

But if those who were already in the condition of losing their magic power were to get swallowed by magic again, naturally it would affect their life.

“Of course!”

Kohaku and the others answered valiantly and exited the staff room.

Tsukahara saw them off while tightly grasping his own beloved ornamental sword.

The adults whose magic power was already declining, had no power to fight.

Part 3[edit]

The Magic Division’s staff room had also fallen into chaos, but due to the dignified direction of Headmaster Otonashi who finally appeared, the chaos had calmed down somewhat.

“Fortunately, the damage hasn’t reached the Magic Division. Gather the students in one place to take refuge. Refuse reinforcement requests to the Sword Division, make them wait until the Knight Order comes.”

He gave such an instruction.

An internal school broadcast following the instruction was resounding throughout the Magic Division’s grounds.

There was also the matter about the enemy’s identity that was still unknown, so no one was questioning the decision that instructed them to [abandon the Sword Division]. Headmaster Otonashi suppressed the report concerning the enemy’s true identity and only told them that it was a group of unidentifiable illegal magicians.

“Headmaster! Why are you deciding such an irresponsible decision…we should organize students that can fight and head to rescue the Sword Division students!!”

Knowing the situation well, the Magic Division’s student council finally came to the staff room.

The student council vice president Hoshikaze Hikaru, who had a tactless and frank personality, opposed the decision without even hiding her impatience and dissatisfaction.

Headmaster Otonashi brushed off that objection as something troublesome.

“Don’t get carried away, all of you are just students. We cannot increase the damage by playing around and sending you to a real battle with an unknown opponent. We have the responsibility of being trusted with all of you by your parents after all.”

That was the reasoning of the adults. Hikaru gritted her teeth hearing Headmaster Otonashi's shallow sounding words and showed her irritation.

At her side, Kaguya nodded wordlessly.

“…Certainly you of the Magic Division’s student council have real battle experience, so it’s a different story. But even so, independent action is not permitted. We had already requested for reinforcements from the Knight Order. When they arrive, form the Heaven and Earth formation along with them and then you can take action.”

“Can you say when the Knight Order will come!?”

Hikaru who was usually cooperating with the Knight Order to participate in quests knew very well how lacking in manpower the Knight Order was right now and that their mobilization would be slow.

She had also grasped that the personnel deployment in the surrounding areas of the Knight Academy was thin.

“The Knight Order cannot move out immediately. But it seems they sent several elites from the Einherjar squad that are on standby. You of the student council will cooperate with the Einherjar and fight.”

―Einherjar!? But they are the hunters that came to kill Lotte!

…Gritting her teeth at her inability to do anything, on top of all that they were going to rely on those kind of people!

“…Out of the question.”

Hikaru’s awareness became distant in her fury, yet somehow she was able to squeeze out her voice.

“Give me a break! Do all of you want to avoid your responsibilities that much!! I’m going to fight with my own strength!!”

Having the nickname of prince with her handsome face dyed in violent emotion, Hikaru turned her back and darted off from that place.

The teachers in the staff room attempted to chase her but Headmaster Otonashi restrained them.

“Leave her alone. That is the contractor magician of Baal. It’s impossible to chase after that student. …Kaguya, do you understand that there is no failure of logic in what I say?”

Headmaster Otonashi turned around and fixed his sights at Kaguya. Echoes of hypnotism were loaded in those words.

“…Yes.”

Kaguya replied flatly with a pale countenance.

The girl even now still felt an intense emotion inside her heart, but that emotion was confined unconsciously.

From the bottom of her deep psyche, something like tentacles were creeping up. Her emotions were restrained tightly, and what ruled her heart now was the clever logic that her father planted inside.

“You must not be moved by fleeting emotions. You understand your own responsibility, yes?”

“……I do.”

Since her childhood, there were two hypnotic suggestions that were planted inside Otonashi Kaguya.

The first was to aim to be the strongest magician. The other one was that when she heard the keywords of "responsibility" and "logic", she would throw away her own emotions.

For the sake of carrying out the role she was given by Headmaster Otonashi, she would abandon her own ego if it was necessary. Her power to refuse was sealed using those suggestions.

Headmaster Otonashi manipulated her like a doll, as if the innocence she showed to Kazuki and the others was a lie.

Nyarlatoteph thought sweetly of the Tsukikurou's education. Because of Tsukikurou’s constant care, he could now make this girl’s excellent body his own.

But that was for later. Right now the position of Otonashi Tsukikurou was something he needed.

Otonashi Kaguya stood stock still like a puppet. Satisfied with that state of her, Naiarlatoteph thought of Kazuki and others in the underground and laughed.

He guessed that right about now was the suitable time that they should be dying a dog’s death down there.


“…Mist?”

Hikaru who rushed out from the staff room and entered the grounds of the Sword Division tilted her head at the out of season mist.

She soon found out its source.

Liz Liza-sensei was leaning over near the pond of the garden.

By vibrating the Prima Material of the water using Psychokinesis to make the mist for the smoke screen, she manipulated and dispersed it throughout the school grounds.

It was an extremely advanced common magic, but the degree of the magic power it exhausted compared to the Summoning Magic borrowing the power of Divas was remarkably intense. The color of Liz Liza-sensei’s face was becoming pale from the mental exhaustion.

But there was no doubt that many students were saved by her great efforts.

Hikaru thought it was strange that Liz Liza-sensei was not in the staff room, but she was already giving up on the them and came to the Sword Division in order to do everything she could within her power to help them.

“…Hoshikaze huh?”

When the figure of Hikaru caught Liz Liza-sensei’s attention, she spoke.

“Hoshikaze, listen, first you need to prioritize buying time and rescuing the students. With your speed you should be able to make some distractions and performing rescue as much as possible. And then…wait until Hayashizaki Kazuki comes.”

“Hayashizaki-kun? Not the Knight Order?”

Hikaru was surprised hearing the name of a student whose whereabouts were supposedly unknown.

“…That guy will definitely return. When that happens, form a Heaven and Earth Formation under his instructions and make an opposition. And then…it’s just my intuition but, the fight will not be over from there. There is a mastermind behind this.”

Part 4[edit]

Board Chairman Amasaki spurred his old bones and dashed with all his strength.

He went through the waves of students that were escaping, while pushing through the pitch black rubble burned down by fire magic, he was running around looking for just one figure of a student inside the mist.

“Mio…where is my [Mio-tan]!?”

Board Chairman Amasaki knew that his daughter was sheltered together with Hayashizaki Kazuki somewhere in the Sword Division. But that Sword Division was now under attack by mysterious illegal magicians.

Despite there being nothing that could be done by an old man like him, he was still running around inside the confusion. His wrinkle covered face was drenched with sweat and his breathing was becoming wildly disordered in no time. Even so, he refused to stop his feet.

―And then he saw the battlefield.

What entered his sight were the ten illegal magicians that were rapid-firing Summoning Magic with tremendous force.

No, their atmosphere were different from illegal magicians. Their control was just too great. They were also too emotionless. What in the world is this?

No, what he should be surprised at was not that. The eyes of Board Chairman Amasaki were opened wide in a flash.

As the Board Chairman of the Knight Academy, he who once was an expert in the field of magic doubted his own eyes.

…The magic that those guys are using, isn'that the summoning magic of Solomon's 72 Pillars!?

“What in the world is going on, this is…!?”

While whispering like he was dying in a fit of anger, Board Chairman Amasaki hid his body in the shadow of the school building’s wreckage.

―Then this old man was going to witness one fight that would change the era.


Translator's Notes and References[edit]

  1. A sound effect, don’t know what sound effect though.


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