Chapter 3: Adventurer’s Training Institution-Admission to the Royal Academy of Jupiter (3)

Translator-san: I lied. There will only be 4 chapters posted this week. Sorry. Well here is the next chapter. Thanks, mina!

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I need to beat the familiar which the Headmaster has summoned. It was a simple and straight-forward examination, but it is quite unexpected.

「Haa….(sigh) If that’s what you want I won’t stop you anymore.」

Lania sighed dejectedly,

「…..amazing.」

I voiced out my admiration.
Well, we can’t start the battle here at the headmaster’s room. I too have at least that much of common sense in me.
But,

「Is this your first time seeing spatial magic?」
「Oh, there is this kind of magic as well?」

The moment the headmaster stood up and recited an incantation or something—the scenery warped and the room turned into a vast wasteland.

「You’re probably wondering where is this place, right? This is a space made out of magic.」

(A space made out of magic? That reminds me….. my mentor, Eine, said that there were different kinds of magic….)

Harnessing the power of the elements of the world, gather it to one’s self, that is how a magician is able to produce magic.

For example, when one gathers the fire element, they can produce a flame that can burn everything, with water, they can produce a stream that can cause a flood, wind element can also be used to create a tornado. Turning something that exists in the world and turning it into another is a miracle called magic. You cannot use magic without changing something. And to do this, you need a certain process to produce a certain effect. The process used can vary from person to person and the magic that they are using.

However, ones capability for magic is different. Magic is a miracle one can bring out depending on the amount of magic power they possess. Every resident of this world have magic power, but those that have enormous magic power, enough to be able to use magic, are quite rare.

The amount of magic power that an individual has were already decide from birth. No matter what you do, your magic power capacity will neither decrease or increase for your whole life.

In other words, only those with aptitude for magic and have vast amounts of magic power can use it. This is a field where one’s effort cannot change anything.

It is quite extreme, but with magic, as long as you have enough magic power, anything is possible—-even if its to create another continent from completely nothing as long as there is an overwhelming amount of magic power.

And the process that happened to create a continent is unnecessary. No matter how big it is, it is still possible to create it using magic.

Such almighty power that is normally impossible is made possible by the miracle called magic. However, because a person does not have such quantity of magic power it is impossible to happen. Because of magic having such requirements, many people are deemed incompetent to become magicians.

That is the thing called magic.

The spatial manipulation the the headmaster used to create this world cannot be called “magic” but rather “sorcery”. Moreover, the time used to create the process for magic was completed in no time at all.

Just this was enough to prove the power of the headmaster.

「Are you wondering about how the headmaster can use such magic?」
「That is simple, I am a magician, after all」

The headmaster laughed boldly. How can I possibly lose to youth like you? I feel that is what he was saying.

…..That reminds me, before Lania entered the headmaster’s room,

『Headmaster, the magician of the great guild that took down the demon lord.』

Well, he did do something like that.
Seems like he truly is a great magician.
「…..I did go together with the heroes.」
「Did you feel scared then?」
「No way. It was quite easy fighting him that we even saved a lot of time.」

I was quite surprised, but not to the extent that I was chickening out.
Rather, this seems to be getting more interesting.

「Well, this isn’t the first time I met a magician.」
「Then…..why don’t you show it to me—-the extent of your abilities.」

The headmaster bent his knees and thrust his hands into the ground.

「Respond to my call――」

Those were only the words that I heard.
For a summoning magic, it was a fairly short incantation.

–GOGOGOGOGOGOGO. {SFX}

Is this the magic of the headmaster? It became hard to stand as the earth began to tremble—

(Yabai~tsu!) {TLN: “Not good/This is bad.” I kept it like this because I can’t decide which to use.}

–Not long after—Gaga~tsu Gaga~tsu moth Gagagga~tsu Gagaga! {TLN: Can’t imagine the SFX here.}

Together with a roar, the earth cracked. Before the crack can reach me, I jumped and put some distance between me and the headmaster.

「I thought you won’t be attacking me?」
「Of course」

The headmaster removed his hand from the ground, stood up and said that to me with dignity.

Hey, then what the heck do you call this crack on the ground—such words resounded in my head.

「******************************************」

An inhuman roar resounded from the depths of the earth.

(That’s impossible{no way}……)

Gogogogogogo, Gagaga Gagagaga—. [TLN: Seriously, what are these ridiculous sfx?]

The intense shaking continues. The strange sound gradually increased as it became closer. Something was moving in the depths of the earth; no, something was approaching us from below.

Dogan! Dogan! [SFX]
ドガン! ドガン!

Huge nail-like rocks protruded from the broken ground. The identity of the one who was below the ground was,

「******************************************」

Along with a second roar, a dragon’s head came out of the ground. although it still hasn’t come out fully, its face was covered with protective scales made out of lumps of earth.

(Hu,Huge….)

Its forefoot was much larger than my whole body. It has a long tongue with teeth as sharp as a blade, instant death awaits those who gets bitten by it.

Dogan! Dogan! [SFX]

And the whole dragon crawled out at last.
Its length is…30 meters?

(To actually summon a dragon……)

Dragons, said to be the strongest race in the history of the continent. The existence called the King of Creation. There seems to be only a few of them surviving in this world now a days, but to be able to fight one here in this place is really….

「GA! Headmaster- isn’t too much to summon a dragon (Earth Dragon)!」

Lania’s impatient voice became high pitched as she talked.

「No need to worry. I can control it quite well.」
「Th, That isn’t the problem!」
「Then what is the problem? Do you see that person complaining?」

Lania who was speaking went bun~tsu. She hurriedly looked at me, glaring with eyes filled with contempt.

「What is it?」
「What’s wrong with you! You might die, you know! No matter how much the headmaster is able to control it, you still――」
「Just wait and see.」
「You don’t even have the proper equipment–」

I ran before Lania was even able to say something.

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Chapter 2: Adventurer’s Training Institution-Admission to the Royal Academy of Jupiter (2)

Translator-san: Sorry for the delay! I promised to post this on Monday but the damn router stopped functioning. Anyways, forgive me and enjoy this chapter.

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And, when we finally reached the tenth floor,

「This here is the Headmaster’s room.」

Lania told me. The staircase has already ended at this level. There were many doors and rooms on the lower floors, but this floor has only one room ahead. How much time did it take to climb up here?

「I know you lived by the country side but here, the headmaster is the most important person in the academy. The headmaster was once a wizard of a great guild, a former adventurer, who fought and defeated Demon King. Sadly, the guild disbanded after Demon King’s subdual.」
「Eh…the demon king….defeated,huh…」

I have heard about this story. The great adventures of the heroes who toppled the Demon King’s reign and subdued him.
If not for them, we won’t have this peaceful life. Monsters who roamed about are really few compared to time when the demon king reigned.
But it doesn’t mean that when they defeated the demon king, all the monsters are gone, there are still demons in unknown lands, as well as those that live in unexplored dungeons.

By the way, a guild is an organization where different adventurers gather together, the so-called ‘Adventurer’s Guild’. Those that can graduate from the academy can join a guild and take up different missions called ‘quests’. There are quests such as monster subjugation, dungeon exploration, as well as collecting materials. It may be said that quests decide the world’s affairs and development. This is second-hand information I got from my master and foster parent, Eine.

「Therefore, I ask you to please show respect and be polite in front of the headmaster. Though you are little bit cocky, I don’t like a person who gets angry easily.」

Lania knocked on the door saying,

「Excuse us, headmaster. I brought the adventurer cadet that I recommended.」

After Lania finished speaking, the door slowly opened by itself.

(Heee….to be able to use magic to open a door…)

It seems that the headmaster is fond of elaborate planning. I am quite fond of that youthful attitude.

「Please excuse us.」

I followed Lania into the headmaster’s room. Sitting behind a long desk with his elbows on top of the desk was the discernible figure of an old man.

(ehh…so this old man is the headmaster, huh…)

Because i heard about him being being a great wizard, I imagined him to have a long beard and a robe instead of this healthy-looking grandpa.

He wears a black robe that stretched along his back. In his face was a fearless amile, filled with confidence, without any sign of his age. Doesn’t he have to had a white hair and a long beard if he is old? His bushy beard was trimmed beutifully, looking very clean, far from my image of a so-called ‘wizard’. It was very hard to discern his true age.

「Sorry to keep you waiting. This person here is――」
「Oh, are you Mars-kun? I am the head of this academy, Cadus Liner」
「I’m Mars Ruina.」
「Mars! Mind your language when speaking to the headmaster….!」

Lania was feeling helpless. Sorry, but I have not received education since I was born so I did not know the usage of honorifics in speech.

「No need, i don’t mind it. So, has Mars-kun already heard about the purpose of the academy?」
「About it being an academy that trains adventurers?」
「My Royal academy of jupiter is the only academy supported by ten countries to bring up adventurers in the continent. In other words, most of the people entering this academy aims to be an adventurer.」

When I first met Lania, she told me the same thing but,

「I never really wanted to be an adventurer. The only reason I came here because Lania invited me to.」

Actually, I spend everyday lazing around and if I ran out of money, I’ll just hunt a monster and earn some income for myself. I spent my days doing worthless things repeatedly, such was my life. But that doesn’t mean that I’m dissatisfied in my way of leaving. Simply I was bored when I accidentally saved Lania, so I decided to accept her invitation in becoming an adventurer.

That’s the only reason. Really—

「I already heard about the story from Lania-sensei. In your case, there is a special reason why we asked you to enroll at our academy. Of course, we won’t force you to become an adventurer. But isn’t there a reason why you decided to enroll in our academy?」
「A reason….」

Though I did lived through everyday just lazing around and being idle, there is one thing which I wanted. I won’t be ablee to get it if I continue to live alone in the mountains. Therefore, I had an expectation that my wish might be fulfilled when Lania asked me if I wanted to be an adventurer. So,

「One, I only have one reason.」
「And what would that be?」

Asked the headmaster, looking very curious,

「….I want to make friends.」

That was my answer. And the only wish I had when I came to this school, I want to fulfill my goal. Never in my miserable life did I have someone to call a friend. Maybe it was because of the environment where I lived in. That’s why, in this place where many people gather, I seriously want to go and make friends.

「Friends….? Hmmm. It was quite unexpected but your reason is fascinating.」

His strict expression loosened slightly.

「are there a lot of students here? I didn’t have time to spend with people of my age, and so far there is not anyone whom I can call a friend. Therefore, I want to make a friend for life here.」
「Indeed. Despite being an academy that raise adventurers, the fact that it is an academy will never change. This is a place where one does not just learn but also a place where students make friends.」

Headmaster smiled as if satisfied and nodded greatly.

「I understand your reason for coming here. But I want to confirm it once more.」

The headmaster’s cheeks tightened, he looked up at me with his previous serious expression.

「I heard from Lania-sensei about your ability. Won’t you show me its power, as well?」
「Power? What should I do? Is there a monster here at the academy and you want me to defeat it? Or would you rather fight me instead?」

Lania seems to be baffled by my words. And the Headmaster said,

「Hahahahahahaha! Fight against me? It’s been decades since the last time I was challenged like that!」

The dean was laughing, seemingly quite pleased. Seeing the Headmaster laughing, Lania was dumbfounded with her mouth wide open. It was sucha stupid expression that I honestly want to show it to herself. When Lania noticed me, she hurriedly closed her mouth and glared at me.

(W..Why is she glaring at me…?)

Though I did look at her, it’s still unintentional. Well, putting that aside,

「I am very sorry for laughing like that. Just that it’s been a long time since I found someone as amusing as you. This one really wants to go and see your power, but I am still the headmaster. I really can’t fight against a student, even if it’s just a spar. Unfortunate…but….those are the rules…」

The headmaster hesitated while stroking the beard on his chin,

「I cannot fight you myself but how about fighting one of my familiars?」
「AH! Headmaster, no matter how one puts it, that is still…..」

Is it really that surprising? Lania was showing a bewildered expression when she heard the headmaster’s proposal.

(Is there really a problem about fighting the director…..?)

I only hoped to be told what to do, I’m honestly disappointed.

「If that’s what you prefer,it’s okay to do it right now.」
「Do you understand what you are saying? Did you even listen to me? About the Headmaster being one of the heroes who saved the world?」

「So? What about it?」
「What do you mean ‘what about it?’….? I know that you are strong but no matter how strong you are, against a hero you’re still….」

「Were you even listening? It’s not like I’m gonna fight the headmaster himself, right?」
「Of course, I’m only going to be fighting using my summoned familiars. And if things get dangerous, I’ll resummon them back immediately.」
「That seems to be the case.」
「……」

Lania felt helpless when she heard our argument.

(By chance, does Lania have a headache? She always seem to have a hard time understanding our conversation.)

Then, if those entrance examination that happens every year are more tedious than this, I bet that is already the end for Lania.

「Then, let’s start immediately.」

Thus began my entrance examination to the Royal Academy of Jupiter.

Chapter 1: Adventurer’s Training Institution-Admission to the Royal Academy of Jupiter (1)

Translator-san: Hello guys! Here is the first chapter. Please enjoy! Hoping for your feedback if there is any problems. Thank you for reading! (Whew, this took at least 4 hours to finish hope this can satisfy you!)

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While I have been walking since early morning, it was still possible to arrive even if the sun was already high.

(Still, this is an amazing place…)

Vast and Extensive grounds with spectacular fountains at front, decorated gardens in vibrant colors, but the most shocking was the large and magnificent castle that can overwhelm you just by looking at it.

(…Does a king live here?)

It was hard to imagine that this was an academy where adventurers are trained. I imagined the school to be more simpler and cheap.

(Rather than a place where adventurers are taught, this seems to be a home to some aristocratic family.)

When I think about it, it seems quite ironic.
<TLN: Because adventurers always seem quite poor, so he finds it ironic that they are being taught in a castle.>

「You there! What do you think you’re doing?!」

I heard a really nervous voice from behind. A woman came out of the forest–with black hair,a sharp ear(elf) and blue eyes–glaring at me.

「Is it a student here? Judging from the appearance…an adventurer? But he is too young, and also his equipment. Isn’t he too lightly dressed to be an adventurer? If he is a thief or a pervert, then I have to subdue him…..?」

The eyes of the Hitomi-like woman seemingly appraised me, looking at me from top to bottom then bottom to top.
<TLN: Not sure about that “Hitomi”, she just appeared in the translation but she seems to be a Japanese Gravure Idol>

(Such a serious fellow…..)

My first impression of the elf in front of me. She seems honest and way serious. From the nature of her voice, she seems to be a nervous but a straight-laced person.

Striking black hair arranged beautifully in her shoulders, her bangs were cut completely straight without deviation and doesn’t get in her eyes.

Her oval-like glasses and almond eyes seems to bring out her honest and serious atmosphere.

Her clothes were tied firmly by red ribbon without a a feeling of sloppiness. Her clothes were clean without a speck of dirt. Her red ribbon accentuating her white outfit, though that ribbon seems a little bit painful being tied firmly like that.

The bottom….Though I feel the skirt feels too short, this makes it easier to move in.

「Wha,What are you looking at, you pervert!」

(Oops….)

I seemed to have stared at her unintentionally.

「This is bad. This is bad… Ah, I am very unfamiliar with this city. Because you were too beautiful, I stared at you unconsciously. Just in case, my name is Mars Ruina, I will be here as a student from now on,yoroshiku onegaishimasu! 」
<TLN: In case you don’t know, which i doubt it, “yoroshiku onegaishimasu” is like saying “Best Regards” in English when you’re meeting for the first time.>

After I said a light introduction, I reached out my hand. But instaed of grasping my hand, she stared at me with suspicious eyes.

「You? A new student? That’s strange. I have not heard anything about a new student.」
「Strange? What’s strange?」
「Well, I have not heard anyth――」

The moment the girl was about to say something,

「Mars!」

A voice inviting me from the gate. That strong, determined voice seems familiar.

「It’s me, Laina. You came, as promised.」

I knew that familiar red-haired woman standing in front of “Royal Academy of Jupiter”. So, her being a teacher here was not a lie after all….If it was, I would be treated as a pervert by the woman in front of me.

I wryly smiled in my heart. With a GOGOGO–, the gate was now seriously opened.
<TLN: GOGOGO is the sound the gate made as it opened. ゴゴゴ>

「I was waiting for you. Follow me, I’ll introduce you to the dean.」
「Oh.(yes)」

As I started following her, the black-haired woman called out to her,

「Instructor! Is it true that this man here is a new student?!」

The woman said with an unpleasant look on her face. Her face was telling me that she was very unhappy. I wonder if entering the school will cause problems for me.

「Yeah, was there something wrong?」
「….No, I’m sorry for my impoliteness.」

With Laina’s words, the woman reluctantly backed down.

「If there isn’t any problems, please excuse us.」

I started walking beside Laina again. I felt eyes filled with hostility looking at me from behind while I was walking.

「Did I do something to offend her?」

「No, you did not. However, you can’t understand.」

「Understand?」

「Someone like you entering in the middle of the term is unusual.」
「Is there any problems with that?」

This much hostility won’t happen for a reason of this level. Well, whether she believes Laina’s explanation depends on her.

「If this was just a normal academy, this wouldn’t be unusual, but this is an academy for teaching adventurers.」

「I know that. But, even so, why does she regard me with such hostility?」

「Normally, there is a severe entrance test to be able to enter the Academy. You will not only be tested by General Knowledge but also battle knowledge and actual technique. The students who can enter here are only the students who took the examination and passed admirably. There is a very rare case of being exempted from the exam and they are normally recommended by the school. And an admission isn’t permitted other than being recommended by this academy. In other words, a student can only be exempted if he/she shows remarkable performance. Naturally, this student is exempted from the harsh examination test, as well as the students who obtains an instructor’s recommendation. By the way, the tuition is completely free, as well.」

「In other words, the students who are recommended here and entered the school, are the elites?」

「Such a thing is true. This a academy is not just an adventurer school but a ‘rat race’ as well. A major guild or a national intelligence awaits an excellent student, but a desolate future awaits the underachievers. So, in the eyes of the students who passed the general examination, the ones who entered through an instructors recommendation is a target of hate as well a envy and jealousy. Do you understand?」

I see. I nodded. I can also understand why the girl looked at me with such hostility.

「One way or another, you who entered the school at such time will attract attention. You may be a bit reluctant but if you become a target of envy, you have to do something about it yourself. We, the instructors, can’t interfere with the affairs of our students that much.」

I think including the use of force in this school affects the results of the students here.

「I’m not hoping for it, but if it gets troublesome, there won’t be much problem if I resort to force, right?」
「Oh, but please control yourself. To the degree that no one dies, okay?」

Said Laina while winking. Well, this instructor does appeal to the use of force on settling problems within students. This Adventurer Academy seems to be more interesting than I thought.

Moreover, there were many students here that was the same age as me. Because of the fact that I did not receive general education or attended the school, I was quite excited.

「Then, this castle really is the Academy….」

Laina and I are walking through the school grounds, while the castle-like school was in front of my eyes.

「Isn’t there a much more appropriate building other than this? Other academies are quite small compared to here.」

I entered and advanced straight into the academy, and climbed the stairs. The second floor, the third floor, the fourth floor and the fifth floor—-

Heck, how many rooms does this academy have…….?

Laina explained the facilities on each floor to answer my question.
She explained that there was a classroom for each grade, a facility for experiments, battle practice and magic as well as a faculty room for the instructors.

Prologue-The First Place where we met by Chance

「Oh, are you an adventurer?」

After the young woman was saved from the monster who was attacking her, she suddenly asked me if I was an adventurer.

「I guess I am jobless?」

I answered her question while tearing off the fur of the demon monster.

「Jobless? I haven’t heard of such a thing. You seemed very used to fighting, are you perhaps in a Guild?」

「Nope」

I could have been an adventurer instead of being jobless. I once had the idea of being one but I didn’t since it seems troublesome.

「Then what is your job?」

「None. Didn’t I say I was Jobless? If I am forced to, I’ll just defeat a monster and earn some money.」

「For you to earn your daily income…you’re still in your teens,right? But if you are strong enough to knock down chimeras, certainly ther must be a reason… for your parents, maybe?」

「No. I had my foster parent but he died one year ago.」

「…..I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have asked.」

「No, don’t worry about it. Then, I’m going now.」

After I finished skinning the fur, I started to leave,

「――Wa,Wait」

The young woman stopped me rom leaving,

「Do you have any relatives?」
「No. I live alone, but what does that got to do with this?」

I was wondering why the woman strangely seemed to consider my words. But I got my answer immediately,

「I have a proposal for you! …Do you want to be an adventurer?」

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That conversation is where it all started. I’m sure that if I did not save that woman, I would spend the rest of my life hunting down monsters to earn money ’till the day my life ends.

Thanks to this chance encounter, I of the jobclass,jobless, would go to adventurer training institution–Royal Academy of Jupiter as an adventurer cadet.

Ya, Hallo! This is IamMakina’s first translation Project!

I aim to be an adventurer with the job class of “Jobless”

Synopsis:

Withuout a goal, a boy named Mars Ruina, who spent everyday lazing away, saves a girl named Laina from the attack of a monster.—–Defeating the monster in an instant, she witnessed Mars’ true power, and inquires which Adventurer’s Guild this must-be famous adventurer is from. However, the truth is Mars’ Job Class is simply “Jobless”.—The, Laina invites Mars to train to be an adventurer under her tutelage.—Although having a job class of “Jobless”, this exceedingly strong boy somehow or the other aims to become an adventurer. Before he realizes it, he has already formed a harem on the road of his expedient success story.

Raws: http://ncode.syosetu.com/n2818cv/

I would probably translating 3 chapters a week. But I would be translating at least 5-7 chapters this week. Hope you guys await the chapters everyday. There is no set date in posting the chapters after this week. BTW, if you still did not know, this is just a Machine-based translation, so please don’t be too hard on me!