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 After replacing with a new diaper, I was sat on top of potty as a practice.

Diapers naturally have no magical power so I can't see them...... is what I thought until now, but I can see something sticking on the part where the waste goes.

I don't think it's possible, but is this also a magic tool, I wonder......

Does it removes the smell or decomposes the waste into a fertilizer...... the dream is the scope of a ring, the kindness to all waste. My expression nearly twitches.

But, human excrements are excellent fertilizer too. Because science unlikely have born fruits of synthetic fertilizers, mulch or lime are most likely being used. Or perhaps, sorcery might be able to do something about it, but I don't think it's that omnipotent.

I guess it could help produce fertilizer at most...... I still think that's incredible, though.

I could not see it without slanting my eyes, but the magical power sticking to the diaper is egg-shaped. Furthermore, it feels like the upper toilet seat when I sit on it.

There was a handle when I sat down on the potty, and I could visualize a duck when I touched it.

I thought the shape of the duck would be smoother, but it seems I was wrong.

「Lily, this is a potty. Let's wee-wee and poop in this next time, okay?」

Ena who turned on the Okaasan face tells me gently.

Maa...... I first have to endure it, though!

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When we return back inside, the contest seemed to have advanced considerably.

Even if my interest faded, it's not like I can practice magical power in front of Obaasama.

Therefore, I can only listen to the commentary and the cheering in my present situation.

Together with such commentary.

The first day of the Magic Battle seems to be individual battle skills competition. In the one-on-one battles, the opponents have to fight each other for 5 Rin (minutes), and the winner is decided by the condition of the magic tool that receives damage in place of the fighters.

On the first day, as many as sixty people fight in the individual contest. The entire process of the individual contest is done only in one day, even though one match lasts only 5 Rin, I thought it would take much more time because of repairings of the stage, etc. but it appears to be repaired with a magic tool in no time.

The stage itself has shape-memory alloys like function, and it can be repaired with a magic tool in a short time.

The matches seem to advance without any delays.

There are sixty people in the final contest. The preliminaries were held half a year ago, and registration took place a year and a half ago. Because the only restriction on registration seems to be age, the number of preliminary contestants is enormous.

A total of 2000 people has participated.

The qualification is a simple elimination where ten people go up on a big stage and fight until only one person remains. It will be done over and over again until 56 people remain.

The people that ranked 1-3 in the previous competition and one person of the hosting country will join them up to make 60 finalists.

The finalists will not receive any substantial damage due to the magical tool that takes damage on their behalf, but they must prepare weapons and armors on their own in advance.

It seems that magic tools are the perfect strength.

The high-speed matches can move forward only because of the magic tools.

Everything about the contest has been explained by Annela Obaasama, I guessed by the progress of the actual contest and the conversations around, but I was mostly correct.

Even at the 5 Rin limit, it seems there are only a few situations where the match doesn't have to be judged.

It seems that there has been no development where the magic tool couldn't receive the damage. Or perhaps, the amount of damage receivable by the magic tool is considerably high as a safety measure.

It's a meeting of strong warriors from the four countries. There appeared to be a certain accident, but it was the only one after twenty matches.

The cheers of employees are roaring downstairs.

Both Theo and Ellie absorbingly nailed their eyes at the Silver Eye.

According to the flowing-like Annela Obaasama and Roland Ojiisama's commentary, although the strong men in the final selection are using various weapons, there's a kind of weapon that acts as the last hand in most cases.

That last hand being a magic tool with offensive sorcery.

According to Obaasama's explanation, sorcery is ranked in "grades," it seems that even low-grade sorcery is powerful enough to leave serious injury.

Therefore, there are many people who use it as the last hand, and it seems to be common sense for anyone who fights the battle to have one.

Of course, those who can use sorcery may or may not be different. Some people who could use sorcery have already appeared in the contest.

In order to utilize sorcery, some kind of incantation appears to be necessary. I had no idea what she was talking about, but Obaasama still explained.

There are certain fixed words for using sorcery, but it seems that it can be converted into a unique words that vary from person to person. Otherwise, the opponent will know what kind of sorcery you are going to use. It basically means that such stuff is nearly unusable in one-on-one battles.

That certainly seems so. It might be useful when fighting a monster or something, but in a one-on-one battle, you would give up the surprise factor of your attacks.

However, incantations don't seem to be necessary for magic tools as they fire immediately.

Because of that, there are many sorcerers who use magic tools as well.

But, because magic tools also have many weak points, it's used as the last hand.

Among the weak points that exist in the magic tool, the weakest point is the limit on the number of sorcery that was sealed inside.

If you can prepare a lot, you will boast overwhelming firepower, but it seems that it costs too much money to prepare individually.

Even among sorcerers, there doesn't seem to be many people who can seal their sorcery in the magic tools.

From what I'm hearing, sorcery has a wide range of use.

Among those, even the elementary grade offensive sorcery seems to be the most difficult.

There are few people who can handle the elementary grade, but even still many sorcerers have participated in the final round, but this seems to be because it's a joint event between the four countries.

As they are representatives of their country, their backup is considerable, but they still seem to be using offensive magic tools as their last hands.

Obaasama's explanation clearly assumes that I understand everything. Ojiisama is the same.

It seems that those two are convinced that I properly understand the language. I don't understand whether I should be grateful or not.

I'm grateful for getting information. But, when I consider that I'm just a one and half year old child, I'm...... not grateful.

「That timing right now was bad」

「Yes, if you are using magic tool at such time to offset, one should know his capability first」

「I doubted whether that could work, but it seems the opponent was a step ahead」

Even though you are going to use the magic tools once, it appears there's a considerable strategy behind it.

The three adults are discussing the advanced subject of strategy.

I could have confirmed the strategy if only I could see, but it can't be helped, can it?

What I see with enhanced sight is only the flow of magical power. I'm unable to see the video image.

Possibly, the visible rectangular part may be like a screen, because magical power is flowing on the surface.

There is something like a projector projecting images on the screen, I'm convinced that the image is being sent from there.

Maa, I just know, but there's nothing I can do about it......

The contest smoothly advances.

But, Claire's turn has not come yet.

This is currently 28th match from the total of sixty people. It seems to be almost time for the lunch as I'm getting hungry.

There's no doubt that the contest will proceed without a lunch break. However, I'm afraid that it might be more than possible as the contest is advancing at a high pace.

But, my thoughts were ended with Annela Obaasama's words.

「The progress of the contest seems smooth, at this rate, Claire will have the match after the lunch as planned」

「Yes, I planned to have the lunch in the guest room today, I will immediately see to it」

「Maa, it will end with an instant kill anyway, that one」

「I don't think Okaasama will take more than one minute!」

「I think so too!」

It appears that Claire's match is planned on after lunch.

When such talk ends, the 28th match ends, and a 1-hour long break has been announced.

And we talk about the one game after the lunch. Naturally, it's Claire's match.

And, unexpectedly, Claire is

"The champion of the previous individual contest."

As expected, this was enough surprise to make me spit out the fruit water.

Our Okaachan, she's great.

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The lunch was not at the place where my diaper was changed, but there was another room near where we ate.

The lunch menu was something like a sandwich which I could easily eat by myself.

The fillings were ham, egg, vegetables, and other commonly used things. There were also few fruits, it was in a volume that wouldn't lose the usual lunch.

I don't usually eat things like a sandwich. Fundamentally, it's more elaborate dishes. Still, this sandwich was quite good.

The seasoning of the usual dish might not have been suitable for me. There's no mayonnaise, but there seems to be margarine, so it was relatively similar to the sandwich from my previous life, so I felt very satisfied.

Despite it being a not difficult to eat a sandwich, my eating speed is considerably slow.

Even though it can't be helped because I'm a toddler, but because of my blindness even eating a sandwich takes a lot of time.

My teeth also didn't fully come out yet, so I lean back and eat slowly. Carrying the sandwich back to the box seats might have been fine, but it seems that Ena won't permit it.

The other four have already returned to their seats. Claire's match is apparently starting.

But, Ena stayed behind helping me to finish the sandwich.

「Lily! Ena! Okaasama has been victorious! She didn't even allow the opponent to touch her」

「Is that so, I understand. Thank you, Ellie」

「Fufu...... Lily can feel relieved with this, right? Your Okaasama's next match will be after a while, so let's eat slowly, okay~」

As expected of the previous champion. It appears to have been an easy victory.

Moreover, to not let the opponent even touch her...... as expected of Annela Obaasama's child. She's not half-baked.

Ellie who came to report does not return and help Ena by holding my sandwich.

Sorry about that, Oneechan. Even though you want to watch the Magic Battle.

Don't concern yourself about me, it's all right to go watch ja yo......1

I eat the rest of the lunch while feeling like a senile person. Because it's same as being nursed, I kind became feeling similar.

When we return after finishing the lunch slowly as usual, the competition has already advanced considerably.

Claire's match was apparently the 29th match, right after the lunch break, but it seems that her match didn't last even one minute.

She used a sorcery called "White Flames," and she immediately ended the match with a damage that shattered the opponent's damage substitute magic tool.

I can hardly imagine that lovely and slightly fickle person fighting at all.

But, a figure similar to Obaasama fighting...... rather, I can clearly imagine the embodiment of tyranny. Is it because I have witnessed the flow of that magical power and the overwhelming ability of brilliantly controlling Ojiisama like that?

The heated up downstairs and the explanation and criticism in the box seats continue.

Claire's second match also ended with an instakill of her White Flames.

A storm-like sound and the sound of something burning. These two sounds occurred, the sound of the opponent's damage substitute magic tool bursting resounded, and the match ended.

Judging by the sound, is it a storm of flames like sorcery, I wonder?

Certainly, the volume of sorcery I heard so far were trifling explosions sounds at best.

I would say there were barely louder than the great cheering.

But, the White Flames Claire used have erased the cheering, making them silent.

According to Obaasama, our Okaasama is a natural-born sorceress, and moreover, she serves as the royal court sorceress in the royal castle.

Obaasama said that she still has a way to go, but has enough strength to instakill through the final selection. There's no doubt that she's outstanding.

If it's like that, I can nod for her being the previous champion.

Obaasama, Ojiisama, Theo, Ellie, and Ena too, all of them watch with confidence.

It's seriously regrettable that I can't see mother's gallant figure with my own eyes.

I became slightly sleepy because I had lunch.

It's almost time for the nap as usual. Because Obaasama is recently always by my side, so the magical power practice is done only when she's taking a bath. Because of that, I had enough stamina and almost did not need a nap, but it seems not to be the case today.

Still, it feels like I would be okay after 30 Rin. Obaasama immediately noticed that I was slightly dozing off, I was carried to the guestroom where we had the lunch, had my clothes changed into the afternoon nap pajamas and I'm about to take a nap.

I'm really sorry to Ena who won't be able to see the competition because she's attending me. Still, Ena sings me a lullaby with her pleasant, beautiful voice.

When I finished my nap and returned with my clothes changed, the competition has been progressing smoothly.

Because I have napped for about 30 Rin as planned, only 4-5 matches finished.

At this pace, won't the 60 person tournament really end on the first day?

Claire's third game ended with an instakill.

What a terrifying commentary. I'm doubtful whether the person in the competition is really my mother or not.

Incidentally, she's already in the best eight after the third match. She's apparently the first seed because she was the previous champion, so she has to fight less in comparison to other contestants.

The ranked 2-3 people and the one person from the hosting country are also seeded, so they have the same number of matches as Claire.

However, compared to most people's expectations, the previous number 3 was defeated.

The 2nd place and the hosting seed person both advanced. If it continues smoothly like this, the hosting country's contestant and Claire will clash in the semifinals.

I have never heard the name of the host seed contestant, but Obaasama told me that he's the commander of the First Knights Order.

Alek is the vice-commander of the Second Knights Order. In other words, putting that into consideration, he's a stronger person than Alek. Only if the Knights Orders have the strength first principle, though.

The 57th match. Claire vs. the First Knights Order's commander.

The First Knights Order's commander was able to resist Claire's White Flames for a minute, but even though he fought back, the second White Flames completely destroyed his damage substitute magic tool.

Claire has advanced to the final match in about 2 Rin.

According to Obaasama, the first White Flames was a decoy, and the second White Flames was the real thing.

My respect for mother who defeated the commander of the First Knights Order became even higher.

By the way, thanks to Obaasama's explanation, I was able to come to know what kind of sorcery White Flames is.

In the case of classification, it's the third rank from the top, a Second-grade sorcery.

The Second-grade sorcery seems to be super-sorcery, strong enough to be said that the people who can handle it in the entire Ovent Kingdom can be counted on both hands.

Among them, the White Flames, which is considered to be the most difficult, is regarded as the most powerful offensive sorcery while also being classified as a defense sorcery.

The White Flames expands with the caster at the center and thoroughly burns everything it touches.

Without the damage substitute magic tool, everyone would turn into charcoal, Obaasama said.

It appears that such sorcery is Claire's specialty. Listening to the story, it feels like she's talking about a completely different person, not my mother.

In the second semifinal of the tournament, the previous 2nd contestant and the dark horse who defeated the previous 3rd place contestant have met.

According to Obaasama and others, it was a spectacular full 5 Rin match.

I really wanted to see it.

Thus, the dark horse being a dark horse, consecutively used magic tool sealed with offensive sorcery at the last moment damaging the 2nd place contestant, but his magic tool still didn't break, and it was necessary to judge.

The dark horse won because of the condition of the damage substitute magic tools.

It was apparently the result of the consecutive use of the magic tool in the last moment.

I thought it was time for the finals next, but it seems there will be the 3rd place match after 20 Rin break.

My diaper that became unintentionally damp has been changed during the break, and I was listening to the downstairs that was full of excited chatting and listening to the four people who had fun talking about the final match while waiting.

The 3rd place match is between the previous competition's 2nd place and the host country's seed, the commander of the First Knights Order.

Here, the commander showed his willpower and obtained victory with an overwhelming display of swordsmanship.

The 3rd place was obtained by the First Knights Order's commander.

In the long-awaited finals, is our mother――Claire versus the competition's number one dark horse.

As she did in all the previous matches of the tournament, Claire promptly activates the White Flames.

Although it attacked the dark horse fiercely, it wasn't an instakill.

He endures just like the First Knights Order commander and fights back.

But, the second White Flames was waiting ahead. The dark horse who read that has activated a lot of magic tools and forcibly opened a path, but Claire was waiting there with a counterattack.

Because the intent of opening a path seemed to be clear to Claire, the dark horse was hit with another Second-grade sorcery, "Blazing Bow" and it seems he was sent flying into the arena's wall as a loud sound of impact resounded.

Annela Obaasama's commentary was as such.

Why am I blind at times like this, I was seriously frustrated.

Anyhow, the first day of the Magic Battle ended with Claire's second consecutive tournament victory.

1. Lily uses Washi and ja yo which are often used in fictional settings to stereotypically represent characters of old age.

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