Chapter 84

Sorry about the translation slow-down again. I suddenly got called into a casual job with only 2 days notice, which I’ll be working until Christmas. I don’t spend that long each day on it but it forces me to wake up before 4AM meaning that I’m tired for the rest of the day which in turn makes it rather difficult for the right words to come to me when translating. I have trouble falling asleep early, you see.

That’s more or less what’s causing the slow-down – actually slow translating.


With the line-up decided, the boys moved onto the next issue.

It was time to discuss their order.

“Those guys have kindly told us the order they’re fighting in,” said Gorms as he held out a piece of paper.

Vanguard – Luca
Second – Jerid
Main – Kerio
Vice – Rizil
General – Percil

“Ahaha… They’re completely looking down on us…” Remié said with drooped shoulders.

“After seeing this I just want to show them what we’re made of.”

Slad folded his arms angrily instead.

For once, Fii really seemed to be thinking.

“Hmm,” she hummed, “Ideally Gorms and Doug would both win their matches, leaving the last victory up to us three…”

To be frank, that was their only real chance at victory.

Out of their remaining members, Fii had a record of 2 wins, 10 losses, and 33 draws; Remié sat at 22 wins, 18 losses, and 5 draws; while Slad had 23 wins, 21 losses, and 1 draw.

Even leaving aside Draw Maker Fii, their ability in combat wasn’t the greatest.

“Doug,” she asked. “Do you know how strong the enemy members are?”

He had come from the Eastern Dormitory, after all.

Doug nodded in reply.

“Percil is strong. Rizil and Luca are about the same. Perhaps Rizil is just the slightest bit stronger. Kerio was the substitute before I left, so Kerio might be the easiest to beat.”

In other words, the enemy team was set-up rather offensively.

“Kerio is still one of the champions of the entry exams though. And I’ve seen him take the top prize in competitions where the others didn’t compete,” mumbled Remié.

Indeed. Although Doug’s presence had forced him off the roster, that really wasn’t saying much. Kerio’s skill was undeniable.

“But all we can do is go for it,” argued Gorms. “Anyway, if Doug and I take out the first and second strongest guys, then you guys have a chance of winning one. More importantly, you guys should choose who you’re fighting already so you can come up with individual strategies.”

“That makes sense.”

“A frontal attack for us too, then?”

Everyone nodded in agreement.
Gorms’ reasoning was sound. After all, there was a bigger difference between the weakest three in each team than the strongest two. If they couldn’t minimise this difference as much as possible, then there wasn’t much chance for victory.

With that, it was decided.

General – Doug, Vice – Gorms

And then…

“Guess that makes me the Vanguard!” agreed Fii as she flexed her bicep. Well, whatever passed for her bicep at least.

Typically, the position of Vanguard was an important one, mainly used to secure an early win. With such an important role, Fii was suddenly really fired up.

“Yeah… See, if we put you in the middle, it’ll just screw up the atmosphere, so we can only put you at the front.”

The real reason was revealed.

“What the heck! What do you mean!”

“If you have any complaints, then show us what you’re made of in the match.”

“Muu! Of course I will!”

There was another reason why Fii was so enthused.
Her opponent was Luca.

“That guy made fun of Doug! If I don’t greet his head with my sword, I won’t be able to sleep properly!”

Despite what the rest of her team thought, Fii was actually seriously angry, for her at least.
Even with his position as her lackey, Doug was still Fii’s friend. As for whether her strange feelings of friendship for him were due to her upbringing as royalty or simply a quirk of her own, however, was unknown. Perhaps these were even the feelings one would have for their new pet dog.

“I don’t mind,” said a worried Doug.

“Well I do,” replied Fii.

“But Luca is still rather strong.”

“Don’t worry, Doug. Just focus on your own match. You’re fighting the strongest guy, right? I’ll try my best too,” she replied passionately.

Unfortunately, his worries went unnoticed.

And that was how their preparations were carried out.

The Vanguards were Fii and Luca. Fii of course was determined to devastate him with her victory.

The Seconds were Slad and Jerid.

The Mains were Remié and Kerio.

Despite Fii’s enthusiasm, Gorms was realistically hoping for a victory from either Slad or Remié.

In the Vice match were Gorms and Rizil.

Their glaring from earlier had already determined their moods.

Finally, the Generals match was between Doug and Percil.

 


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32 thoughts on “Chapter 84

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  3. Thanks for the chapter. That’s cute of Fii, getting angry for his friensd’s sake. But looking back at her maid friend, I guess Fii is pretty protective of people that she count as friend.

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    • Matching the weakest link (Fii) against the strongest as a throw-away so that the rest can fight easier opponents? The only one able to come up with such a dirty tactic would be Fii, it would be an uphill battle trying to pitch it, and in the first place, she’s too prideful to admit weakness, anyway.

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      • if u think ybout it its the best strategie to let Fii fight at the beginning because of her mobility she can exhaust her opponents and make it an easier win for the rest 😉

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  4. 4 a.m. phew, good luck out there, getting up that early is like having your soul sucked out of your… anyways I had to do it for a job for half a year before I got a different shift, I nearly forgot that humans could sleep for more than six hours.

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  5. thanks a lot—-!
    ah, the planning. the planning, huh! i’m here worrying over whether fii will do fine and all! it’s not like i don’t believe her, but i want to know how much she can really go if she takes advantage of that anger and goes all out! i wat her to overturn everyone not having any faith in her winning, ya know! but will it really happen? i want it to happen! -rolls around in agony- ahaha!

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  6. Yay~ thanks for the translation! can’t wait for the next chapter though. Hopefully it’ll be the tournament soon. Can’t wait to see the reaction of everyone who never saw Fii fight. It’ll be hilarious. 😄

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  7. “Perhaps these were even the feelings one would have for their new pet dog.”
    Even the author is mean to him ! Poor Douggie !

    Thanks for the chapter !

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  8. Many thanks!
    Oh? You got a holiday job? GOOD LUCK! Work hard! But not too hard? (Ans what do you mean you wake up before 4am?? o-o What could you even do that early in the morning? )

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  10. I may be wrong but I believe that they should have forseked the match with Percil. Stratigically speaking if they did that by having him figh Heath, the other four would have higher chances to beat the others. I mean it’s really questionble if Gorms can beat the second best since he loses so quickly against Doug, so to insure that Gorms actually is able to win they should have put him against the third guy. That way Remie and Slad’s odds are better too. At least that’s how I think

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