Chapter 2-18 : The Real Identity of Daemon’s Map

 

Mylia was looking forward to practicing magic with Aria, but she wasn’t very happy about the penalty.

If Mylia received four more penalties, she would lose one star badge.

(I have to think carefully before I use magic from now on…)

When she was still in the Atwood Territory, she tried whatever magic she came up with without any concerns. She was often praised by Titania, especially when she performed gravity magic. That’s why she wanted to use gravity magic to make the banner float.

Starting tomorrow morning, Mylia would clean up the flowerbeds in the front yard for a week.

The wild teacher who punished Mylia, explained how to clean up the flowerbeds, and while she was doing that, Mylia kept glancing at the food on the table, and was crying inside when the people in charge started cleaning up the table, taking away the remaining food because the party would soon over.

(Aaaahhh! The spaghetti! The salad! The mixed juice! The yakiniku!!! They’re taking all the food away!)

By the way, there was no yakiniku on the table.

The party was over right after the teacher finished explaining.

Mylia got a punishment but she was lucky because the wild teacher had no intention of confiscating her star badge right away, unlike Professor Caroline she met at the entrance ceremony.

 

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「Well then, Mylia, I’m counting on you.」(Chloe)

After the welcome party was over, Chloe took Mylia to her room. She told Mylia to collect the gold coins.

「I’m sorry for troubling you, Onee-chan…」(Mylia)

「It’s okay. Hurry up put them in your magic bag before someone comes.」(Chloe)

「Un. Magic Bag-chan, take all these gold coins!」(Mylia)

The two thousand gold coins that Chloe hid in her desk drawer were instantly sucked into Mylia’s magic bag.

「Phew… Now I can sleep with peace of mind.」(Chloe)

「If I ever get money again, I will put it in my magic bag and talk with you about what to do with it, so you don’t need to worry anymore.」(Mylia)

「Yes, please do. You don’t know how shocked I was when I opened the box and saw two thousand gold coins inside.」(Chloe)

「Ahaha… I’m sorry.」(Mylia)

「I’m happy that you made a lot of money, but please tell me first if something happens next time, okay? I’m your older sister, so you can rely on me.」(Chloe)

「Un! Thank you, Onee-chan!」(Mylia)

Mylia hugged Chloe. She was happy because now she has a reliable person who is always there for her.

Chloe continued talking while stroking Mylia’s head.

「Anyway, we need to think about how we will use this money. Hmm…. Mylia, do you want to open a yakiniku restaurant?」(Chloe)

Chloe, the number one student in the Commerce Department, stared at Mylia while calculating all the expenses they would have if they opened a restaurant.

「Umm… Having a yakiniku restaurant is great but what I actually want is to be able to eat yakiniku as much as I want!」(Mylia)

「Fufu. I see. If that’s the case, you can use this money to buy as much food as you want. Just tell me how much you spent afterwards.」(Chloe)

「Eh? Shouldn’t I tell you before I spend it?」(Mylia)

「No, this is your money. If you just want to spend it on food, you will be less likely to be fooled by strangers, right? But still, please be careful when spending it.」(Chloe)

「I see! Un, I’ll be careful!」(Mylia)

(Onee-chan is so kind!)

In her previous life, Mylia usually spent less than 10,000 yen a month on food ($87), so she was happy that she could spend as much money as she wanted now.

「By the way, I’ve said it many times but your magic bag really is convenient.」(Chloe)

Chloe looked at the magic bag hanging on Mylia’s waist.

「I wish I could use a magic bag too… Business people, especially merchants, are eager to be able to use one.」(Chloe)

「Aa! Then I will try to make a magic bag you can use even though you can’t use magic!」(Mylia)

「Mylia, ssshhhh!」(Chloe)

Chloe panicked as soon as Mylia said that. She hurriedly covered Mylia’s mouth with her hand.

「Momefhan? (Onee-chan?)」(Mylia)

While covering Mylia’s mouth, Chloe looked around the entire room to make sure that no one was there except both of them.

「Mylia, don’t say something ridiculous like that loudly. If anyone hears that you can make a magic bag that anyone can use, the whole country will be targeting you.」(Chloe)

After she said that, Chloe removed her hand from Mylia’s mouth.

「Ah, you’re right. I’ll be careful. Well, Master is not here so I don’t think I can make that kind of magic bag though.」(Mylia)

「Is that so? But challenging yourself is not a bad thing. If you still want to try making it, please do it in a place where no one can see you.」(Chloe)

「Okay.」(Mylia)

(Challenging myself, huh…? To make a magic bag that Onee-chan can use… Umm, perhaps I will use mithril to store magical power and add a function so that it can absorb magical power from the surrounding air… After that, maybe I will add some kind of authentication function for security. But before that, I need one magic bag that I can disassemble and analyze…)

The more Mylia thought about how to make the bag, the more interested she became in actually trying to make one.

 

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After that, Mylia and Chloe were chatting for a while. They were talking about Mylia’s journey with Amnesia to get to the royal capital, and after a while, Violetta came into the room and joined the conversation.

After chatting for a while, the three of them went to the large communal bath in the basement of the dormitory tower.

Chloe had a very beautiful-shaped body, but Violetta’s body was surprisingly not inferior to Chloe’s. Mylia was jealous of their beautiful bodies, but she had fun taking a bath with them.

It was already late and almost lights-out time the moment they finished bathing. Mylia then parted with Chloe and Violetta and hurriedly returned to her room.

She went to the second floor, slowly opened the door with the『2F』sign on it and entered the room. It was dark inside the room so it seemed like it was already lights-out time.

The room had four beds for four students, and three of them had their curtains down. Apparently, the three Mylia’s roommates were already sleeping.

(…Looks like I have to wait until tomorrow to introduce myself. I hope they are cute and kind girls!)

Mylia approached her bed, took out her one-piece pajamas from her magic bag, changed her clothes and sneaked into her bed.

(Alright, remember to use a very small amount of magical power… Gravity magic, activate… Now bring the curtain down very, very slowly…)

Mylia used gravity magic to lower the curtain as a practice to control her magical power.

Shaaaa……

The sound of a curtain closing was heard as she lowered the curtain.

(Nice. Now no one can see me from outside. But… Dark magic, activate… Gununu… Focus, Mylia… Alright. Then… light magic, activate…)

Mylia used dark magic to create darkness around her bed so that no one could see light through her curtain, and then she used light magic to make a small light ball and let it float above her head.

By the way, doing what Mylia did was extremely hard even for 4th grade Magic Department students. Only a few students could do that.

(Okay, now let’s see what’s written on the Daemon’s Map…)

Mylia took out the Daemon’s Map from her magic bag that she had left at her bedside.

There was a rumor saying that the map owners’ grades would drop after they saw what was written on the map, so Mylia was quite nervous to open it.

She swallowed her saliva as she grabbed the map with both hands.

(Alright… Here goes nothing…!)

Mylia opened the map slowly so as not to make a noise.

She looked closely at the map and found many letters and drawings of squares.

(What is this…? A crossword puzzle…?)

The map was filled with squares and questions. There were so many of them that Mylia couldn’t even count them.

Mylia moved her light ball closer to the map and looked at the instructions that were written on the top of the map.

By the way, the letters were written with beautiful handwriting.

 

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AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED MAP OF FORT DAEMON

 

Hello there! How are you doing? I hope you’re doing well, but I wonder if you can solve this crossword puzzle!

This Automatically Generated Map is my masterpiece, and I will give it to you if you can solve the puzzle! Be grateful!

You may be wondering why you have to solve the puzzle before you can use this map. Well, it won’t be fun if I just give you my masterpiece without you doing any challenges, right!?

Anyway, here’s the rules. Please read carefully!

1.Those who have been in this fort for more than two years can’t be given the right to be the owner of this map and solve the puzzle.

2. Only the owner can see what is written on this map. Others will only see this as a blank page, so you don’t need to worry about someone taking a peek when you’re solving the puzzle.

3. If you ask people the same question as the one in the crossword puzzles, the said question will be changed automatically before you can answer it. If you do that three times, you will lose ownership of this map.

4. If you tell someone that this map is actually a crossword puzzle, you will be kicked out and will never be able to enter Fort Daemon anymore. In the worst-case scenario, you might have to die. So please remember to keep silent.

That’s all the rules. I hope you’re having fun solving this puzzle! Good luck!

-Daemon The Collector-

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(Having fun, he said? There’s a chance that I will die! Ughh… So I have to solve this puzzle before I can see the map, huh? Aa-ahh… I feel like I have stepped into a land mine…)

 

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