She Professed Herself The Pupil Of The Wise Man Chapter 3
Chapter 3: Kagami Misunderstands?
Kagami operates the bracelet terminal and opens the menu. This type of command menu was seen often in SciFi systems of anime and movies that appeared in space; It was only able to be seen by the person in question. To others, it would only look like a person were staring into space.
The history that Kagami had chosen from the chronological table using the menu displayed its contents, however Kagami stared only at one figure as she had lost the capability for speech.
It was the place where the newest event had been written.
The second prince was born on arc calendar April 23, 2146 in the Mirstone Kingdom. .He was named [Atolzade].
It was so.
It was not the content that had astonished Kagami. Though the [Mirstone] Kingdom was not familiar, it could have been some small country that a player had founded somewhere. The problem rather, was the number of years.
When she checked the current time in a bit of a panic, what was displayed in the upper right corner was Arc calendar 3:12 PM, May 12th, 2146.
This was a strange thing no matter how one thought. This because 30 years have passed from “now”. Reexamining the history, she found that events she had not known anything about were there.
And a decade before as was mentioned before, on June 24, 2136, the three god defense war broke out.
Kagami at first thought that it was incomprehensible. If there was an upgrade, it was supposed to have been written in the chronology. As a test, when she went back to the oldest point of the chronology, it was September 1, 2112 when Arc Earth Online officially started. The decoration was written grandly.
Even the two upgrades were listed. However, she did not see the description for an upgrade that should have only occurred yesterday. Although Kagami knew that there had been an update only a year ago, she nevertheless looked.
If this was not because of an upgrade, In Kagami’s mind anxiety welled up at the same time as this thought.
If this was not the result of an upgrade, then what was the taste and smell of grass?
She then looked up and closed the menu,
“I will not finish it, but can I get some water?”
She called out to the commander who was staring with great interest at the Dark Knight she had summoned.
“Hmm, oh its good.”
When she received the wine skin containing water from the commander, she poured the contents through her small lips to her throat. The water was lukewarm containing a dose of salinity to wet the tongue.
“Here is the water. Thank you.”
She returned the wine skin, and place a hand on her throat. It was obvious that taste and thirst were not a part of [Arc Earth Online].
Still, something is wrong. She felt anxiety that the five senses are too realistic Although it was possible to drink recovery medicines before, as far as taste and thirst went, something felt off. However the current situation was nothing but vague, it was impossible to keep up with.
Even when taking off one’s robe or putting it on, the feeling of cloth rubbing against the skin is a reality.
Up until the present VR technology was in the research stage with the five senses. That said, in its own way electrical signals and electromagnetic pulse can be reproduced, to the extent that a person could feel it in VR, but the feeling of pain was suppressed with a limiter.
Now for the current situation, it is too realistic. As one would expect, not revealing a single word about the advancement of technology is not possible. That is to say that the rapid advance of technology that was just produced recently, should not be possible to be reproduced here.
While Kagami was calmly thinking about this, he dismissed the theory he had made at first about the upgrade. In VR, the reproduction of this is still impossible.
When she drew an impossible conclusion it was immediately discarded. It was highly unlikely that it was reproduced to that extent.
However, from the current situation, it was not possible to deny it completely.
So this really is reality.
This had been the kind of thing of urban legends, whispered ever since full dive type VR games came out with VR technology. The reasoning was that the game world was real and that it existed slightly apart from the real world. And that any player could be caught in that world.
Of course Kagami had not believed such rumors, however she has imagined it. And the current situation was very similar to what she was experiencing right now. She shook her head to deny it as a chill ran through her spine. She looked towards the heavens as she banished such ridiculous thoughts.
It may just be a bug but she concluded that she would pay a minimum of attention to it when Kagami stopped thinking. The answer would not appear even if he thought further.
” Commander Graia, a hobgoblin hideout has been discovered, who is this person?”
When the group that searched the forest returned, in an instant their smiling facial expressions retreated and tension remained. That was because standing beside the commander called Graia was a knight with a strange appearance of red eyes and shiny black face.
Although they realized that the black knight posed no danger to everyone, they could not help but be vigilant, as its existence had an overwhelming feeling which intimidated them.
“Ah, this black swordsman here is……… what this ojou chan here summoned. Feel relieved because it is not harmful.”
“Is this a summon skill? It was also a very rare class wasn’t it? Then is this guy an armor spirit? Although he had the stories …….he did not think that it would be such an air of intimidation,
[Mhm, I was also surprised when I saw it for the first time.”
After that, Graia explained the situation to the group that came back. The hobgoblins here were defeated by the Dark Knight. The girl was alone voluntarily and she had no companions. Therefore he would call back the platoon that went to search.
While the knights were having such an exchange, Kagami noted the respect that existed between the two.
They were saying that summoners were a rare class. Certainly speaking, only a small number of people sought to gain this class. By the way, the most common one was that of the warrior monks. It was a class that dealt with the art of recovery and support. It was easy for many to understand why it was such a popular class.
At the time that class skills were chosen, there were good skills available at the start. If the magician had [Magic: Flame], then warrior monks had [Monk Skill: Heal] as well as [Monk Skill: Protect],
The initial skills of the summoning class was called [Carved Seal of the Contract]. This was the skill that allowed you to summon spirits with which you had defeated, it was not a skill that had any attack strength. And this summoning skill was misunderstood to be an advanced technique. This was the most common cause for the lack of summoners.
It was not that difficult to defeat a spirit. If you were able to ask an acquaintance or even employ a mercenary. However, in order to form a contract with a spirit one had to naturally do it alone. Players had to pledge not to use 100% of a spirit’s stamina.
Of course Kagami went through the same road. She had bought a large amount of medicine, a large amount of explosive-base items, and had fought an armor spirit for two hours on an [Ancient Battlefield] and just barely managed to contract with the thing. It was the Dark Knight, she had a deep attachment to it not just because it of its convenience or that it was her first summon, but because it had become a companion she had spent a long time with.
However, this was not something anyone could just do. Those who had hunted for the basic knowledge of the class on the bulletin boards tended to avoid the summoning class because of the degree of difficulty involved.
That said, that does not mean there are no summoners. Or rather it was that Danbalf yearned to paint over the negative perception the summoning class had. There were those players who saw his heroic sagas on the bulletin board and chose the summoner class.
However the two knights of the company talk in such a way that they had just seen a summon for the first time. For some reason summoning skills were in relapse and became unpopular again. This was not a situation Kagami could ignore as someone who had reached the peak of the summoner class.
“Speaking of which, I did not hear the name of ojou chan. I am Graia. Graia Astol.
While thinking about the huge task that lay before her, that is re popularizing the summoning class, Graia had asked for her name.
Kagami felt uncomfortable at that question.
This commander’s conduct would be commonplace in reality.
To ask the name of another person.
One would introduce himself.
It was natural when interacting with someone for the first time. In truth she was quite willing to introduce herself.
However, this was in game. By examining an object an avatar’s sight, it is common sense that the other party’s name would be displayed overhead. If there was a need to ask for one’s name it would be to ask about how to call someone. (I think it means how to pronounce the name idk)
Graia gave his name. It was not a lie because when Kagami examined him, his name displayed as Graia Astor. In this way it was readily apparent that a name can be seen immediately without asking for it.
Calling to mind certain assumptions, Kagami attempts to test them out.
[ You can just check it, do you not understand?”
Hmmmm……. Although I am sure that at your level of skill, ojou chan would be famous, I am not able to remember your appearance. I am sorry. Is there one among you know who this is?”
To the commander’s question, everyone shook their head side to side.
“Hmmmm, I see………….”
Kagami heard that among some players, there are apparently those that think it was rude to investigate without the other party’s permission. If you tell such a player to investigate then they will.
Although it can be said that by simply examining Kagami who had her appearance changed so much, people should still know the name Danbalf as it was the name of one of the most important figures in the Arkite Kingdom. However there are only so many people that could have such a famous name.
Kagami’s assumption were that those people here were unable to investigate. It was something like that.
The common sense of a player is not there, and their thinking is too out of place. If it was a player then……. there may need to be a change of perception, as Kagami thought this she placed her hand on her chin and muttered “Hmm.”
Based on recently collected information, she assembled a hypothesis. Then how? The improbable theory gradually became more possible in her mind. Kagami remembered the shiver a little, and dismissed that hypothesis which lead to that labyrinth of thought
“We are real sorry ojou chan. For us whose only skill is in the sword, we are not familiar with those skills.”
“Hmm? Oh no it is not like that. She felt guilty for worrying them.”
Graia misunderstood that the girl’s silence was because of shock. Kagami in her actions should start to do actions befitting that of player to be recognized as one. Then she thought again about what a player may do.
Therefore, Kagami trying out the methods which clarified that this was a game, tried to select the log out button from the menu. However, it was not possible to do it. On the contrary, the system entry itself had disappeared.
She quickly reformed her early hypothesis.
She can definitely feel the five senses working. The reality was that there were no players, she was unable to log off, 30 years had seem to have passed, and there was no update.
Reproducing all five senses was impossible for today’s current technology. If that was the case, no one knows who was a player except themselves. The system does not recognize the forced exit code in order to log out. The game world did not have a differ by one second from reality in the four years he had played, it is now the future.
Supposing that the development money was the same as an average national budget, then there should have been an announcement when implementing this technology.
This world resembles the real world more and more. The hypothesis that was shoved into the corner of her head was gradually resurfacing. If basing it on that, this world wold be an extension of another world. Another question is asked.
“Then do you know of a person named Danbalf?”
Turning it over, she asked about herself as if she had become a part of the past.
“Of course. There might not be a single person in this country who would not know the name of Danbalf.”
“Really, everyone” he continued with that line of thought and all the knights nodded saying that it was natural.
Through this answer, she finds that a person named Danbalf had been present. Next, Kagami tried to verify if this Danbalf had been played by him 30 years ago, or whether it was just a person with the same last and first name.
“What sort of person was he like?”
Although she said what kind, she was not aware of the country this was. If you were speaking of [Danbalf] he was a hero from about 30 years ago who had taken an active part in the [Turbulent Days]. He was an Elder of The Silver Linked Towers was he not? He was a sage feared by other countries to refer to him as Danbalf army.
The timing and the title of Elder of the Silver Linked tower matched the facts. Ah….. she was truly embarrassed. Unfortunately he had acquired two house hold names. This was the price for being too enthusiastic for Danbalf.
” He…….was a hero”
“It is so, in the war after the nation was founded it was said that Danbalf secured a chance for victory by hindering the progression of enemy forces. There was also talk about a platoon composed of the Elder’s summons plunging the enemy camp into chaos.
In addition, he was the developer of a refining technology. He was even heard to have said to have used the strength of two classes at the same time. It was not like there was only [Danbalf], there were many other stories about other sages.
Come to think of it, nowadays knights are sent to eliminate demon nests found in the vicinity of the border. Back then Danbalf before, there was a story that the sages of the Silver Linked Towers took turns to annihilate the demon nests.
The history Graia was talking about was the name as the memory Kagami had. Kagami called off the war, developed a second class and also devised research technology. These were all done by the former Kagami, there was no mistake about that.
“Hmm, so that is the case. Then, do you know of Danbalf’s last moments?”
“Danbalf sama’s death? I have never heard talk of his death. In the first place, 30 years ago on a certain day he went to subjugate demons who showed up near the border. No one has ever seen him since. Because Danbalf would not be defeated by mere demons, at the time a search was conducted by the country. However I head that he was never found. Have you not heard of such a thing?”
” I see, it was like that after all?”
An answer the same as the memory of Kagami came back. She was connected to that time. In other words, Kagami was convinced that this was same world 30 years later.
Although she does not know the reason,she stopped to calm down and think.
Kagami completed organizing her situation. The current problem now was what happened if he gave his name as Danbalf, who was a famous name in this country in others. Danbalf had a solemn dignified figure who was a veteran summoner and and Elder of The Silver Linked Towers. And according to the story just now, he was a hero.
Such a hero has now become…………. an ideal girl. She imagined the cold eyes that would be turned upon him when he returned o his original appearance, and Kagami shivered with the crisis that would place her in.
She can do nothing now but deceive.
This was the idea Kagami decided on. She thought this way because Graia was seemingly unable to use investigate. She chuckled to herself that no one would ever know. It was cunning attempt to save her reputation and honor.
Kagami came up with an alias. The hero who disappeared 30 years ago has appeared and become a girl. That theory would never be believed right away. Moreover, if she desperately tried to convince them that she was Dunbalf and they asked her why she turned out like this, she could not afford to answer that she was creating her ideal female image. That would give a fatal blow to her image.
Giving the alias a little thought, she appropriately converted her own name.
“Is there something about Dunbalf sama?”
“No, it does not matter now. And so, she gave her name. “Her name was Mira.” She was still a beginner, who was not aware of common things.”
She spoke while holding her hand against her chin, but because Danbalf’s beard was missing, she felt anxiety for her future.
Kagami -> Mirror
This is Simple.