Imperial Sword Tournament – Preliminaries
I came out into room 316 of the lodging facility. The place I had been in. Daniela was still in her hangover stupor.
“…Hmm. It’s the same as two weeks ago.”
It was kind of maddening, but I would get used to it.
In any case, the first thing to do after my return was to crawl into bed. This was the first day of the preliminaries for the Imperial Sword Tournament. There would likely be a great opening ceremony first. And it probably wouldn’t start till 10 o’clock if not later. Daniela’s eyebrows narrowed as she slept. I would have to wake her up… Ah, but I really was tired… I could barely keep my eyes opened…
“Hahhh…just a little…just a little…”
I adjusted the position of my pillow and then gave in to the demon of sleep.
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I was very glad that I had adhered to a strict schedule up until now. I woke up at 11. As I had slept at around 8 o’clock, that meant I had gotten three hours of sleep…hmm, wasn’t much.
However, I wanted to check out the competition, and so I slipped out of bed and made my way to the arena, the Radelia Shvein Arena, alone. Daniela was too ill to come.
While there were procedures to take in entering the place, people who were fighting in the tournament were allowed to enter through a separate gate.
“Good morning. Are you fighting?”
I said as I pulled out my status card.
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Name: Asagi Kamiyashiro
Job: Adventurer(Rank: A)
STR: 463 VIT: 481
AGI: 936 DEX: 482
INT: 455 LUK: 39
Skills: ‘Jack of all Trades, Master of None’, Legs of the God Wolf, Eyes of the God Wolf, Single-handed Sword(9/10), Short sword(6/10), Spear(3/10), Archer(2/10), Greatsword(6/10), Presence Detection(8/10), Presence Block(4/10), Nighteyes(5/10)
Magic: Ice(9/10), Water(8/10), Fire(2/10)
Quest: Imperial Sword Tournament
Party: Daniela Villesilf
Feet: Sand Lizard Boots
Clothes: Bewitching Black Cotton Shirt
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“…Yes, everything’s in order. I see you’ll be fighting in the main matches.”
You needed to show that the ‘Imperial Sword Tournament’ was displayed on your status card. It was like a ticket.
While it was a different entrance, I was going to the same place as the spectators, as I wanted to watch. Perhaps very popular fighters were seated somewhere else… I could imagine the chaos that would ensue if someone here was popular.
“AHHH! It’s the great Adlus!”
“Look over here!”
“Oh, Adlus…how noble…!”
Ohhh. So there was someone very popular here. Someone called Adlus. Let’s see…
A handsome man was waving his hand with a friendly look. Graceful and with pearly white teeth. Woah…he looked like some kind of prince…how noble…
There was something distinct about him. The pale skin and platinum blonde hair.
“The eyes…are gold.”
Was he a light elf…yes, he must be. I’ve never seen a light elf other than Daniela before… I see, so light elves usually had gold eyes. Daniela’s unique skill made her eyes a beautiful green. It complimented her skin, but a golden-eyed Daniela would also be…
As for this Adlus, he was wearing white clothes and had a silhouette that seemed almost blurred. Actually, he was so bright that my eyes hurt just looking at him. I didn’t know if it was strategy or some religious thing, but I put him on my list of people to watch out for. Adlus. Light elf. Handsome. Noble.
It seemed that the opening ceremony had just finished, and the emperor was now leaving after having made a speech. If this were a comic book, the emperor would have likely been some cute little kid, but the person I saw was clearly an adult. He looked strong too. In the prime of his life. I had the suspicion that there’d be some kind of exhibition match after the tournament.
I wandered around after the beloved emperor had left, and searched for an empty seat. I found one between a very fit young man and a girl with ash-colored hair.