“I said. Why do we have to stay in places like this?”
“I don’t know if you ask me. But because it’s Lieutenant General Lambert, so there is something planned, right?”
“We know that the magic power is absurdly released from the direction of the military department, but why are we here!!”
Amidst the crowd near the High Magic Court, the dragon boy and the red-haired youth were having that conversation with their backs against the wall of the building.
There was only one thing that was conveyed to they from Ludio. That is to monitor the High Court of Magic.
But the High Court of Magic is closed. it’s unknown if it was a temporary shutdown, even the staff can’t be seen.
Although it was true that if forbidden magic was used there was nothing they could do, but what is that half-elf lieutenant general thinking? Julian said in a bored manner.
“He said to those beastkin to be careful and don’t die. He even told us that too, so I wonder what task awaits us…. and here we’ve been staying here for hours and nothing happened… It’s boring!”
“Nothing happened is the best, right? If something happens to Her Majesty who have a visit now, it will not only be a diplomatic problem.”
“I told you not to come, but you still came, so it was your own fault. After all, I should be the escort.”
“…. If person like you be in presence of the Queen. The Lieutenant General’s dignity is in question.”
“What did you say?”
The silver pupils glared at Keith, but he closed his eyes and stood still. By that too serious cut the momentum, Julian inquired about something.
“Nah, I’ve been curious since just now, what is that very big sword?”
Keith’s hand was holding the big sword that reached straight from the ground to his chest. The tip of the sword was pierced into the ground and looked like it could be put into action immediately if something happened.
“Well. This one is called the holy sword ‘Fire Giza’. It’s an heirloom of my family made by a famous dwarven craftsman. Once held, it can dramatically strengthen the wielder’s magic power and release amazing magic.”
“I see. It’s an indispensable weapon for a magical swordsman like you.
“The name of the weapon means “Inferno” in the ancient language of the Dwarves, and as the name implies, it is an item specializing in the Flame technique. I’m good at using fire, but I’m not good at other techniques. That’s why I’m holding this holy sword in order to maximize the effect of the jutsu I’m good at. Well, although I have hardly swung it so far.”
“It’s hard to be talentless”
Keith groaned at Julian’s unforgiving words.
But then the dragon boy continued.
“I only have the talent of magic. And I can use it a little bit better than other dragons. I can’t even punch people away with my bare hands or wield a great sword to chop them up like you do.”
“It’s true that you’re small in stature, but you’ll be good at it soon if you work on your physical skills and swordplay.”
“It’s useless, that kind of thing.”
Keith sighs at Julian’s relentless words.
But soon after, the dragon boy continued.
“In short, I just can’t support my physical strength. No matter how hard I work, my strength and stamina will not improve. That’s the downside of being a human dragon.”
“What do you mean?”
“Pure-blooded dragons can only use their true abilities if they take on their true form. However, once a dragon leaves the land of Zenan, it becomes impossible to maintain its dragon form for a long time. That’s why they take on the form of humans. There is nothing you can do with a temporary form, no matter how hard you try.”
“…… You may indeed have a point. But even if you only learn the skills, nothing lose, right?”
“Not really. Our job as magicians is to launch magic from a distance. If you’re forced to get close at close range, you won’t be able to beat the guy in your job. In that case, it would be better to use the “field of expertise” to its limit, right? It’s the same as what you just said.”
“You want to do your best magic?”
“Yes, yes. It’s the same with those beastikin, right? Those guys are desperately trying to do their best in physical arts. The special students also have their own strengths and weaknesses. …… Well, there’s only one unusual guy in there, but that’s the exception.”
Realizing that he was referring to Theodore, Keith made a bitter expression.
“What about his power?”
“I don’t know. Not only is he good at swordplay, physical arts, and magic, he’s also good at ancient languages. Honestly, I don’t know. Isn’t he a monster or something?”
“I fought with Theodore, but I couldn’t beat him. I’ve been instructed by many people who are called swordsmen and saint of swords …… but I don’t know if there is anyone better than him.”
“Lieutenant General Lambert seems to be more skilled in magic than I am. But from the way he was acting, I doubt that too.”
“I don’t want to believe that someone who just entered the military academy would be better than that Lt. General Lambert, who is known as one of the five heroes. ……”
“To be honest, it’s my first time.”
“I got the feeling during the entrance exam that even if I devoted my life to magic, I would never be able to match this guy. It’s just a hunch, though. Don’t tell him, okay?
Keith nodded, though it didn’t sound like the line of a confident boy.
Through his training with Theodore, he had the same thought. He thought that no matter what he did, he would never be able to win against this man.
What is that elusive man. Could he really be the reincarnation of a Hero from 500 years ago or something?
When he was thinking about that kind of thing. The whole body suddenly shivered.
A look, Julian also made the same reaction, immediately turned his eyes to the High Magic Court.
Instantly, they found that blood-red magical power pierced the sky with explosive momentum.
“…… what is that.”
“What else can it be? It’s the arrival of the white-winged demons or something. It’s finally our turn to appear.”
The dragon boy pretended to be calm, but his expression stiffened.
Keith gripped the hilt of the holy sword Fire-Giza and stuck the tip of the sword onto the stone slab like an inspiration to himself.
From the holy sword that easily penetrated the hard one, magic power poured out and wrapped Keith’s whole body in it.
A huge magical formation with complex patterns appeared in the air above.
Then when there was a slight pause.
From the magic formation, the demons with white wings on their backs flew out in unison.