Chapter 1: A Knight's Honor and Strength
A week later, our NEET Tea Party's score instantly reached a hundred points.
Of course, that wasn't the result gained just by my own constant grinding for points, rather... it's the result of our opponents sending their points to us, as though they were seeking death themselves!
Ting~ Ting~ Ting~
Knight of the Blue Seas challenges NEET Tea Party
Black Prince challenges NEET Tea Party
Sweeper challenges NEET Tea Party
Do these people know the time I wake up or something? I heard these challenge notifications the moment I got out of bed.
As I yawned, I walked down the stairs. I realized the hall was already fully seated, and all of them were currently having breakfast.
"Yo, good morning. Did you guys see the notifications?"
"We saw them. Those people are sure not stopping at all. Even though we have clearly reached 100 points yesterday, those people still keep sending challenges."
Ms. Mari said while biting on her sandwich.
"Hey, hey, hey. You don't seem to live here, right? Why are you eating your breakfast here!?"
"Don't sweat the details. It's just breakfast, isn't it? I'm the one who set up protections for your airship for free, you know."
I shook my head, and then, sat at the edge of the table.
"Speaking of which, why are those bastards still continuing to send out challenges? Even though we clearly won."
"Aren't all these because of your 'teachings'?"
Bai Yueguang said while he drank his cup of orange juice.
"While you're battling with them, you even instruct them on how they should be fighting. I heard that the strength of the group of three from[Knight of the Blue Seas]rose by more than just a single level after receiving your 'teachings'. I don't know how those Knights managed to find out that you were the one providing the battle instructions either. But, after finding out, those people began to send out the strongest battle potential from their own Squads, in hopes that you will personally engage them in a battle."
"Then while you guys are fighting, give them some pointers as well. Won't that solve everything?"
"Are you kidding me? You're the only one here who uses all types of weapons, alright?"
I swept my gaze at the surrounding hall, and suddenly felt that what he said sounded very logical.
"Those people sure are idiots. Compared to giving me trouble by using this method, they can simply come to me and have a chat. If I can convince them to avoid starting wars while doing so, I think it can be considered to be something good as well."
"You're too idealistic. Don't forget, the reason we needed to use this method was because we're in opposing factions."
"Ah, the things about pride and honor, right? I really can't understand their thoughts at all."
"No, you can."
Bai Yueguang said with a very stern expression.
"Their honor is just like your girlfriend. You can't always keep quiet when you see her being NTR'ed right in front of you, can you? Even though you didn't suffer any physical damage..."
"Even though I kind of understand what you're getting at, I think your comparison is a little too extreme."
"Is that so? I think it's the best comparison though."
Alright, I can't disagree that his explanation have allowed me to somehow understand those Knights' way of thinking.
But I don't really have any thoughts about them, at the very least, I definitely am not interested in their girlfriends or whatever.
"Alright, I somehow understand the gist of it, but I can't bother to take care of those prideful individuals any longer. If any of you wish to take on the battles, go then. I have other matters to tend to today. Oh right, Dale, you're here as well. Let me have a look at the new intel you said you found."
"Un, you will definitely be interested."
Dale finished three-fifths of his breakfast, and then, stood up.
"Let's go, I guarantee that it's something really interesting."
"... Do you mind waiting while I finish my breakfast?"
I smiled bitterly.
"Academy War? Aren't we supposed to wait for all the battles to conclude, and those academies in the Eastern Continent to decide on the date of the start of the war?"
After reading the details on the terminal, I looked towards Dale with a bitter smile.
"In theory, yes. However, these nobles really like to do things at their own pace, after all. Casually..."
"You're right... This sure is irritating."
According to the details on the terminal, the Inter-continental Academy War will be brought forward to next week. Although the name was like this, in actual fact, it's simply a competition to see which of the two sides, the East and the West, has the stronger youths, ranging from 10 to 25 years old.
Another competition, huh. To tell the truth, this is merely a small-scale continental war, only the heavens will know what kind of ideas these noble can think of to save their own faces.
"But if we have to compete, the bit of battle power we have on our side will not cut it. After all, even if our Squad is strong, our numbers are less than 50. If our opponent comes to us with a Squad comprising more than a few hundred people, I think we will suffer a complete loss in a war of attrition."
"Is that a good thing or a bad thing?"
"Isn't this obvious? Are you saying that it might be a good thing?"
"That's of course. Think about it. If only a few of us is capable of eliminating their group of a few hundred people, we will definitely become famous."
"We will be able to initiate more quests, level up faster, acquire more godly equipment, get a fuller understanding of this world much earlier, and we might even be able to find a way to return home."
"Un, if you put it that way, that's indeed true."
Dale sipped a cup of tea, and nodded.
"Regarding the way to return home, well, I plan to use the magical power of this world to try creating a wormhole. I wonder if it can succeed."
"Hey, hey, hey. Don't try anything funny. You might accidentally turn into pudding."
"Hahaha, with Spatial Magic as a base, that possibility should exist."
"That's true... Oh right, back then, I even gathered some diagrams of magic teleportation formations, and the methods to set the magic stones. You can have a look at them."
As he said that, I passed Dale the screenshots I took back then.
"Oh, things like these exist as well, huh."
"Un. The first one is the teleportation circle the people of the East used to escape back then, and the other is the teleportation formation located in Skyview Academy of Skybreak City."
"... Strange. Why hasn't anyone in the Western Continent made a teleportation formation?"
"How would I know? Though, I have my theories. Think about it. There's definitely many places like the Church, which basically do not spread their knowledge in Light Magic. Most probably, there's a organization which specialize in gathering Spatial Magic, and does not share it either."
"Well... Since the inhabitants of this world are doing things this way, let them be then. However, if there's a chance for me to obtain it, I will definitely allow them to spread far and wide."
"Oh right, the Light Magic spell I passed to you people the other day, were you people really unable to use it?"
"Un. It seems like it's due to class and type restrictions. I'm a Lightning Magician, but to have me use Light Magic... unless I have Priest as my sub-class."
"Is that so..."
"Who knows what's up with that strange class setting of yours. Well, let's leave it at that then. We will talk about it again later if we get the chance."
Squad Leader of[Sweeper]requests a battle with Squad Leader of[NEET Tea Party]. Both parties, please meet at the square outside of the library entrance at three in the afternoon.
The clear and crisp voice interrupted our conversation. After heaving a helpless sigh, I looked at the time.
"Alright, it seems like those people won't forgive me if I don't appear. I shall first head to the town outside to get something to eat. See you later."
"Un, see you."