Wednesday, 28 January 2015

KNW Dragged into another World

Dragged into another World

Okamura Hiiro analysing the scene in front of his eyes calmly.

There are several people who were dressed like priests and also the girls who were dressed in pink.

By moving only eyes to conform where he is. The building is vaulted so even by sitting he can look outside.

From there what he can see is not the ground but far away mountains. So he determined it is a  reasonably high place.

Somewhere tower or something which was supported by several cylindrical pillars. The strange painting on the ceiling look like pictures of Egypt wonder.

Speaking of look familiar, it was there are four who were wearing the school uniform of the same high school that I go to.

They are of same class but there is no memory of talking to them. Why were they here together with me?

Below the feet on the ground there is a magic circle drawn like from a Game.

Clearly the people are not Japanese, an unfamiliar scenery and magic circle.

By deducting present situation. I can guess what happened here. And the girl in dress confirmed it with her following words.

" We welcome you Yuusha-sama." (Yuusha= Heroes)

Yes, this is a different world.

By skipping the classes until before and came to classroom to fetch my bag after school. There are four people who are here now.

Like always I went to my seat without glancing at other four.  While over there seemed to frown a little to see me. I ignored them because I am not interested in their reaction.

But at that time, it was sudden dazzling light from the below feet. The five people, including Hiiro, had frozen up on the spot from the sudden surprise.

Before the eyes become pure white, When realised this the present situation.

Around Shinto style of men have raised their voices of joy. "I've done it! "," Success! "And, ignoring the us here confused by sudden, frolicking.

But on their face looks like considerable exhaustion which has sweat enough to think that they did a marathon.

On the other hand, the girl had long orange hair look like a wave to the waist which is unimaginable for a japanese. She dressed pretty cute with big eyes and adorable face.

She is without a doubt an eye-catching beauty.

Like that she also looks happy and sweating like crazy which is not inferior to men. Perhaps this person also about summon regards, needless to say, was summoned.

Something in the light novel is often a spectacle. But it's definitely happening in a fantasy world.

I would never have imagined it possible that I would experience something like this. Hiiro thinks that he would analyze this situation rather calmly, a part of himself can't agree with him.

Those who summoned along with me are in confused state, have a face that is not caught up understanding the phenomenon what happened to them. Meanwhile, finally one of them will speak.

"Yu, Yuusha? What do you mean by that?" ( Yuusha= heroes)

His name is Aoyama Taishi. He has brown hair and serious face with friendly air around him.

Furthermore, he is tall  and refreshing handsome man. In class, he is overwelmingly popular with the girls.

The girl lowered her head flustered with the question asked by Taishi.

"Ah, my apologies! Regarding that matter His Majesty will personally explain about it! So please come with me if you like!"

She looked apologetic as she said that. On a closer look, her complexion is bad. It was hard to tell from her smile earlier, but like the Shinto style of men, she was sweating on the face as well, probably fatigue from the summoning.


Taishi seemed to notice her condition as well and likely thought it would be better to listen to her for now instead of staying here longer, since it would probably allow the girl to get some rest then.
Taishi exchanged looks with the everyone except Hiiro and nodded affirming.
“Okay. I’ve a rough idea of what happened, but we’ll listen to what you have to say.”
Seemingly the other four also kind of understood their situation.
Like that, the five of them headed to King in the ≪Throne Room≫ with the girl‘s guidance. Hiiro didn‘t neglect to observe the area on the way.
Judging by the colour of the hair and eyes of the servants and the soldiers, stationed here and there, he once more concluded that this wasn’t Japan.
The building they had been in was indeed a tower and stood in the middle of a big castle.
“Ohh, I appreciate your coming, Heroes.”
The man sitting on the throne said that with a refreshing smile. No need to tell him that they didn’t come of their own will.
“I am sure you must be confused from the abrupt circumstances. But rest assured, I will properly explain it now.”
After saying that, he first started with a self-introduction.

The kingdom’s name was ≪Victorias≫ and the king unified the ‘Humas’ of ≪Edea≫, of this world here. The continent was partitioned and each race had its own country.
The so called ‘Gabranth’ were a race that had animal traits like a ‘Werewolf’ or ‘Werecat’ and lived in ≪Pasion≫, the countryy of beasts.
Likewise, the ‘Evila’, commonly known as demi-humans, were a race of ‘Demons’ and ‘Ghosts’ and lived in ≪Xaoc≫, the country of demons.
Lastly, the ‘Pheom’ were a race consisting of ‘Faeries’ and ‘Spirits’, but they didn’t have a country on their own. They lived in a small settlement as there were extremely few of them. Hardly anyone had seen them, since they don’t interact with other races.
And in front of them sat Rudolph van Strauss Arcliam, the unity king of ≪Victorias≫.
Next to him sat the queen Māris and the girl, who guided them here, was the first princess Lilith.
‘Humas’, ‘Gabranth’ and ‘Evila’. Between these three races currently existed a tension like never before.
Particularly the Demon Lord of ≪Xaoc≫ plotted to destroy the ‘Humas’ and ‘Gabranth’.
He seemed to think that only his race was suited to rule over a united ≪Edea≫ with their superior strength. So he tried to make a world solely for the ‘Evila’ by eliminating the ‘Humas’ and ‘Gabranth’.
The ‘Evila’ indeed had an enormous magic power and possessed an all too brutal battle strength.
Magic existed in this world and needless to say, the stronger the magic power, the stronger the magic. The ‘Humas’ had magic powers as well, but it was relatively low.
Of course magic wasn’t everything in a battle, but the magic used by the ‘Evila’ was quite powerful and a human had close to no hopes of defeating even a lower demon by himself.
Even a high ranked adventurer from the adventure guild had to form a team to fight against the ‘Evila’.
The king feared that they would be destroyed sooner or later at this rate and considered destroying the ‘Evila’ before that. On that occasion, they used summoning magic, which had been sealed as an old magic.
But it was sealed for a reason. It showed that the summoning magic wasn’t omnipotent.
The summoning magic consumed a lot of magic power and if used by someone untalented, it ran the risk of ≪rebounding≫ and making the used magic power go out of control.
Essentially, the summoning magic could only be used by the royal family, but it didn’t mean that anyone could use it as long as they were royalty. Failed attempts always resulted in a mental breakdown from being exposed to such enormous magic power, or sometimes even in death.
It wasn’t a simple summoning magic. It was a heretic magic that opened a path to another world and thus carried an adequate risk.
So King Rudolph had an idea. He had a couple of daughters and let them use the summoning magic.
At this rate, ‘Humas’ would be exterminated. To avoid that, it was necessary to summon Heroes from another world at all costs. An old book told the tales of Heroes being summoned in the past and saving ‘Humas’ from a terrible calamity.
Heroes possessed an incredible magic power and could utilize physical abilities and magic unthinkable for ‘Humas’. Learning of this, Rudolph hardened his heart and asked his daughters. But the fourth and third princesses both failed and lost their lives from the ≪rebound≫.
(He sacrificed his own daughters…?)
Listening to the King’s explanation, Hiiro scowled on his insanity. But speaking up here would make complicate matters, so he kept his mouth shut.
The Queen lamented the death of her daughters one after another, but she herself had married into the royal family and was an outsider, so she didn’t have the pure royal blood and couldn’t use the summoning magic. The second princess was next in line.
She managed to avoid death, but was bedridden and still unconscious at this point. That left Lilith and Rudolph as the only ones, who could use the summoning magic. As they couldn’t afford any more failures, he decided to do it himself.
However, everyone was against that. Precisely the losing of the King, the buttress of the country, was what could lead to the immediate demise of the ’Humas’ by the ’Evila’.
Lilith understood that and offered herself for the country. She was scared, very scared, but at this rate everything would vanish. If she was going to get killed anyway, she would rather choose the moment by her own will. She conducted the summoning ceremony with these feelings.
The ceremony was held with the priests’ and Lilith’ magic power as a medium. Lilith felt her consciousness fading during the ceremony and when she gave up, thinking that she was no-good either, the magic circle released an obscure light.
And then the five people appeared.
“I see. So you brought us here to protect the ‘Humas’ from ‘Evila’.”
Aoyama Taishi nodded a few times while listening to the explanation.
“Yes. According to the documents, there are four Heroes in total. Mh? Speaking of, I just noticed, there’s… five of you.”
Exactly. Five people were summoned this time. The king looked questioning at the nearby scholar. The scholar adjusted his glasses flustered.
“I, I have no clue! But I guess, all of them are Heroes…?”
“Mhm… Then we just have to find out. All of you, show me your abilities.”
Rudolph said that, but Hiiro and the others tilted their heads puzzled.
“Mh? What is the matter? Do not tell me you are unable to show me your abilities?”
Taishi answered as their representative with “Indeed”.
“Recite ≪Status≫ in your mind.”
Everyone did as told. Of course Taishi recited as well. Upon that a status screen like from a game appeared in front of him.

Hiiro Okamura
HP 24/24
MP 120/120
ATK 13
AGL 27
HIT 11
INT 23
≪Magic Attribute≫ None
≪Magic≫ Word Magic (Single Chain Unlocked)
≪Titles≫ Innocent Bystander – World Traveller – Word Master