Chapter 32.2 : Saria Academy
The receptionist man was saying so with apologetic tone.
「The Vice President? 」
「Yes, the Vice President of the Magic association」
The receptionist nods in response
I never met the man called Tarabos. But, someone in the position of Vice President did have quite the high standing. So, I have to meet him since it couldn’t be helped.
I was led by the receptionist toward a certain room in the library.
When I entered that room, a plump middle aged man was already waiting in there. He was around 50 years old, and his always smiling, friendly made him more like a merchant than a magician. He didn’t seem like a magician at all.
「Chiyuki-dono, this personage is Vice President Tarabos」
The receptionist introduced the plump man.
「Ahaha, so you’re that black-haired sage, Chiyuki-dono, this is the first time we meet. You’re even more beautiful than the rumors」
The plump man was placing his right hand on his left chest and then bowing to greet me. From his attitude, it seemed this person knows proper etiquette to some extent.
「Just Chiyuki. May I ask about your business, Vice President Tarabos?」
I also greeted him back similarly. Though I, in fact, wanted to return to my research as soon as possible. Please, skip all those idle chatter and just mention your business.
「My deepest apologies for bothering you during your investigation, Chiyuki-dono. In fact, I have a request for hero-dono」
Tarabos was saying so with an apologetic tone.
「And that request is?」
Though I don’t know what kind of request it’ll be, I decided to hear his story since the one who made the request was the Vice President of Magic Association.
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◆Black-haired Sage, Chiyuki
「Well then, now I have to report about my investigation」
After finishing my investigation, I returned to Holy Republic Lenaria. Returning was simple since I only needed to use transition/teleportation magic.
After I returned, I gathered everyone.
「According to my investigation, there are three methods to control someone namely, charm magic, memory manipulation magic, and domination magic. First is domination magic. It is a magic that dominates the named individual. But it has the demerit of lowering the intelligence of the target」
The one put under domination magic was just like a robot. Though there’s no change in the target’s calculation ability and knowledge, the target is incapable of adapting to sudden changes in situation. Depending on the situation, he couldn’t take any action without the corresponding command each time.
Once, it was tried on a goblin, and the said goblin became completely useless and unable to even make a move without giving detailed commands.
So, how about his case?
「That magic will turn the target into a fool, right? It’s definitely more troublesome to control him, right?」
I agree with Rino’s words.
「I’m also in agreement」
「Thus, we can set aside that method」
Agreeing to Nao’s words, I continued my explanation.
「The next one is memory manipulation magic, but this magic requires a complete overwrite of the target’s memories to become more convenient for the user. It’ll involve tampering memories to make the target obey the user’s command as if it’s the natural thing to do. But this memory manipulation magic is too difficult. It’s almost impossible to overwrite the entire pre-existing memory as there’s a possibility that it’ll cause total mental collapse if the caster keeps forcing that way」
According to Shirone, he should have led a normal life as a Japanese person. Naturally, it should be extremely difficult to tamper his memories in order to make him obey the Demon King’s commands.
Moreover, trying to erase his entire memories to make it easier to control him was also impossible because the time needed to raise him ever since he was a baby would take quite a lot of time.
「The explanation of this magic is more adequate than domination magic. Even though it’s quite a challenge to manipulate the memories of the humans of this world, it’s next to impossible to do the same thing to the humans from our world」
After I express my opinion, everyone is making a subtle face.
And then, the case needed to use this magic is when it couldn’t be helped. The memories that were lost during the rewritten process couldn’t be recovered. Even if he went back to our original world, it’s already impossible for him to lead a normal life. Because rewriting his entire memories basically implies deleting his life until that point.
Thus, it really couldn’t be helped that Shirone was making a face with a pained, crying expression. We had no choice but to pray that the demon king didn’t use this magic. Then, I move on to the next magic.
「And the last one is charm magic. Rino-san, you might be more knowledgeable about this magic, aren’t you?」
I look at Rino.
Rino could use magic such as charm, confusion, and sleep. There should be a case where she used this magic on the demon sometime ago.
「Yup, if he’s being manipulated, this magic should be the one. Even goblin-san and orc-san will listen to whatever Rino-san says when she uses this magic on them」
Rino’s saying so as if she enjoys doing it.
Charm magic was a magic to make the targeted party like the caster of the magic.
The target would be acting voluntarily for the one they loved unlike the domination magic where the target needs to hear precise orders. It’s just that the “Acting voluntarily” part also has its own demerit: the target is capable of performing some unexpected actions.
「Even so, I’m convinced that this magic won’t work on demons, isn’t it?」
「U~hm, yeah, it’s as you say, Sahoko-san. It works nicely on centaur-san, but it’s not that effective against harpy-san」
「It might be due to the difference between a male and a female. That should probably be the weakness of charm magic」
Charm magic’s effect is to turn the user of the magic into a charming existence.
The effectiveness in case the target was hostile toward the caster was only to the level of making him being friendly.
For this reason, this magic was unreliable.
「Even so, what do you think will happen if the Demon King himself was the one who is using this magic?」
I start pondering about Nao’s words. If he’s being manipulated by charm magic…
「Do you mean that Shirone’s childhood friend is… charmed by the Demon King?」
「It should be possible if the Demon King…. He is the one who charmed him with charm magic, right?」
I agree with Reiji’s words.
「I-In another words… He is currently madly in love… With THAT Demon King」
Kaya suddenly cut in. Her tone of voice seemed higher than usual.
「Uwaa… With THAT… Demon King」
Everyone was making a subtle face when Nao said so. All of us had seen the figure of the Demon King image via magic. His figure was ugly and atrocious.
Everyone might be imagining about him doing XXXX with the Demon King right now.
I also ended up imagining their naked figures embracing each other and felt slight nauseous.
「Not something that you want to see… Right」
Rino and Kyouka are making disgusted faces.
「WAHAHA. IF HE REALLY DOES THAT WITH THE DEMON KING DUDE! WAHAHAHA, THIS IS A MASTERPIECE! ! 」
Reiji is laughing loudly. Maybe too loud.
Sahoko is admonishing Reiji. Yup, he should restrain himself a bit in front of Shirone.
「But, this is strange. Charm magic shouldn’t work for the same sex, right?」
Kyouka is pondering about it.
Certainly, charm magic shouldn’t have that much effect on the same sex.
「Uhm…. What if he’s in fact a gay?」
「W-WAIT A MINUTE! WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT, KAYA!!」
「It’s nothing, my lady. Those kind of things also exist here. He is for sure being charmed by the burly body of the demon king」
Kyouka is slightly flustered due to Kaya’s words.
However, in the assumption that he’s a gay as Kaya described, it should be the effect of charm magic that made him to like demon king Modes.
Reiji’s laughing even further after hearing that.
「SOUNDS GOOD FOR ME, SO LET’S SAVE HIM. LET’S SAVE SHIRONE’S CHILDHOOD FRIEND. KUHAHAHA….」
Reiji’s saying so while laughing loudly.
I thought it was truly unusual for Reiji to go his way to save a man.
Maybe because he considered that a gay isn’t his enemy, thus he could go to save Diehart.
Kaya’s suddenly speaking loudly.
「WHA…. What’s the matter, Kaya?」
Even Reiji was taken aback by Kaya’s voice.
「Since you have decided to save a gay, does that mean you have that kind of preference, too?」
Reiji lets out a surprised voice.
No matter how you look at it, Reiji wasn’t a gay.
「A man like him was into that you see. And he’s quite a looker」
Though there’s no change on Kaya’s expression, she seemed to be quite excited.
It came as a surprise to me that Kaya could turn like this.
「How nice it would be if that was true~」
Rino’s saying so as if enjoying it.
「Surely, if it’s true」
Nao was also giving a thumb up.
「…. You too, Nao-san」
But, he certainly made quite a picture when embracing Reiji rather than with the Demon King.
Reiji’s handsome, moreover Shirone’s childhood friend was also quite a looker. It might be quite a joy for this side if they were to become a couple.
「WHAT THE! STOP RIGHT THERE! I DON’T SWAY THAT WAY!!」
Reiji started denying with a flustered face.
Though I feel bad for him, I’m currently enjoying the sight of the flustered Reiji.
But, Reiji isn’t gay, that is for sure.
Rino is saying so with a disappointed voice in hearing Reiji’s words. For some reason, Kaya seems disappointed too.
「Look, we’re in front of Shirone」
Reiji’s rebuking everyone. You’re one to talk.
「U~hn. Unfortunately everyone, Kuroki seems to like women like any normal guy would do. I mean he kept staring at my breasts during summertime….」
Shirone who remained silent until now is saying so.
Rino, Kaya, and even Reiji were showing a disappointed face in hearing that.
You guys are really….
「The person himself keeps saying that he isn’t staring at them, but his actions basically betray his words. He also hides quite a lot of porn books under his bed. So yeah, he definitely likes women!」
Shirone kept insisting her claim. Though it’s her intention to protect her childhood friend reputation, she ended up destroying half of it herself. Moreover, it seemed like he had no privacy at all.