The Deadly Sins Sorcerer of Magic Academy
Mahou Gakuen no Taizai Majutsushi
Arc 1 Admission to Royal Magic Academy
(TLN: Sorry guys, me a bit unwell. From now on, I’ll try to schedule the ups.)
“Today, we are going to the Forest of Lost.”
First thing in the morning, as Julis and the others were in the classroom, Caesar was the first to speak after confirming that everyone was present.
“The Forest of Lost is a forest outside the campus that is managed by the academy. Err, it’s your practical training there, so that’s what we’ll be doing today.”
Perhaps it was a pain in the ass to explain, Caesar scratched his head and gave a minimal explanation.
Let’s get going────that was all they got.
“Umm, what are we going to do there?”
Cecilia, who was wondering, raised her hand and said.
Of course, the majority of the class would have the same question.
“Ah…… you’ve been doing basic training every day lately, right? I thought it was about time for experiencing some practical training.────so I’m going to ask you to defeat the monsters that live in this forest.”
Monsters were creatures with magical power that were said to be spawned by the demon race.
They were fierce and violent creatures that moved with their instincts to satisfy their own hunger and greed────Therefore, it didn’t matter if you were a mage, a knight, or an adventurer, those were always a target to be defeated.
The students here were just a bunch of youngsters with talent, and few of them probably have any practical experience.
Certainly, it would be better to have some experience for the future.
“This time, we’ll be doing it in parties of four. The members have been decided at my own.”
Said that, Caesar put the names on the blackboard.
After a few moments, Cecilia found her own name.
“Ah…… I’m not with Julis…….”
“It is true.”
Cecilia, who was sitting next to Julis, was despirited.
For now, Julis patted Cecilia on the head. Julis knew from his own experience that this was an effective way to comfort Cecilia.
The means was right, and Cecilia was cheered up with a “Ehehe ……” and a soft smile on her face.
(Well, it’s a bit sad that we couldn’t be together, but…… it can’t be helped.)
Cecilia looked dreary, that this time Julis and Cecilia were not in the same party.
Looking at the blackboard, Julis was in the same party as Richard, Anastasia, and Mirabelle, while Cecilia was with Emilia, Byrne, and one other male student.
“Our goal this time is to get five Black Wolf tails. That’s our goal. If you retire on the way────or if you are injured or in danger, launch the magic beacon immediately.”
The Black Wolf was an E-class monster.
So it was hard to imagine that Julis and his friends, who were at the top of the class, would have any trouble with it.
But even so, there was always a chance.
This was why Caesar showed everyone the chimney-shaped magic tool in a slightly stronger tone.
“Gather under the school’s gate in 20 minutes────Everyone, don’t be late…”
“Julis-sama,…… may I, have a moment of your time?”
As they were getting ready to head out,────Emilia came over to Julis.
He looked so uncomfortable, that he couldn’t help but let out a strange voice.
You might say, “What kind of attitude is that towards the princess of a country?” But please take it as…….a proof that Julis and Emilia have become close.
Julis reluctantly gave in to Emilia, who was serious and put a lot of pressure on him.
Emilia was gradually getting to know how to handle Julis.
Julis, who had no choice but to follow behind Emilia as she left the classroom with his shoulders slumped. Cecilia and the others wondered about her appearance, but no one wanted to talk to.
It was because they guessed that it was something important to talk about.
……Unlike Julis, they were made of people.
Then, after receiving the gaze of Cecilia and the others, Julis came to the landing of the stairs as Emilia took him.
“Umm…… what the h*ll seems to be going on this time? I’ve got a bad feeling about this, somehow.”
Julis’s face showed an expression that lacked of courtesy.
But even so, Emilia opened her mouth earnestly without changing her expression.
“I apologize to call you this sudden……, but there was something I must tell you, Julis-sama…….”
Julis had a bad feeling about this.
However, even so, he understood that if he didn’t listen to her, it was unlikely to end, or so Julis listened earnestly.
“The other day, I told you about the former exclusive knight, but────”
“……Ah, the guy who tried to assassinate Emilia, right?”
“Yes…… I’ve figured out what that former exclusive knight was referring.”
“All for the sake of the resurrection of the evil dragon!”────As I recall, those were the words.
Julis recalled while desperately digging up his meager head.
“Did the kingdom finally find out about it?────Evil Dragon……, isn’t it? That sounds dangerous.”
“……That evil dragon, apparently it’s an existence that the evil cult worships.”
The evil cult was the ones who have deviated from the foundation of this world, worshipping the goddess────Arshuna.
There was nothing wrong with not believing in Arshuna, but believing in other symbolic beings. In fact, there were people who believed in gods other than Arshuna.
For example, elves like Mirabelle believe in the “Spirit King,” the guardian deity of the forest.
The object of belief is free────there is no compulsion there.
However, if it was something that disturbs the order, that was a different story.
And the ones who believe in the existence that disturbed the order were the “Evil Cult”. This was the name of a group of people who have the same beliefs as the demons.
“Evil cult…… a bunch of lunatics…… Why the kingdom even appointed such a person as an exclusive knight…….”
“I have no words to reply…….”
Emilia looked apologetic to the dumbfounded Julis.
It’s not that he was complaining to Emilia, but he couldn’t help but felt the need to complain.
“…… Well, whatever────so, do you know what they’re after?”
“Sorry…… I didn’t know much────The only thing that’s clear is that “they need noble blood and sacred blood” and “they need a sacrifice”.”
“…… Sacred blood.”
The noble blood────it probably meant royalty like Emilia, or someone with a high title. This could be somewhat predicted by the fact that Emilia was almost assassinated.
But what exactly is the sacred blood? This is where Julis wondered.
“I don’t get it……. The sacred blood is one thing, but what are they going to do with it once they’ve collected it all? In addition, I’m curious about the sacrifice……. From the flow of the story, it seems that in order to revive the evil dragon────the blood and sacrifice are needed…….”
“……”The Kingdom thinks so as well. Therefore, we will continue our investigation────and search for that former exclusive knight.”
There was no point in thinking about it now.
What they could do now was to think about their own safety. The rest was a matter for the kingdom.
There was nothing a mere kid can do────so they decided to end the conversation.
“As I told you before…… if it becomes dangerous, break that crystal. Don’t hesitate at all.”
When Julis finished telling her, he left the landing without further ado.
“Fufu, I understand. I’d be relying on you.”
Emilia, who was flattered by Julis’s words and also walked alongside him with a smile on her face.
For now, they had to head to the meeting place quickly before late.
So, Julis and the others quickly headed straight to the gate of the academy.
(Even so…… The sacred blood, huh……)
However, those very words were still stuck in Julis’ head.