94. What appeared

—The next day—

As I opened the door to the Arclaniska Auditorium I could hear voices from the inside.

“…..Aah. All of Jergakanon are off today it seems. Well, that’s nothing new for Zeshia though.”

“Well, they were crushed by the demon king academy lot. It seems Laos had to be admitted to the magic clinic because they couldn’t remove the poison from his body.”

“Heine’s even worse. His entire bodies covered in stigmata and healing magic won’t work on those. They used holy water on him so he won’t die but he might have been better off dying.”

“Wasn’t Ledoriano okay though?”

“Yeah but the guy who went to see him said he’s staying in his room and won’t come out.”

“I’m worried….”

“Tell me about it. That mazoku lot is full of monsters wh—”

“Oi!”

All the hero academy students turn around.

The students who were standing in a block in front of me quickly scattered to the sides and made way for me. Without fail, every one of them looked scared.

I walked down the now vacant aisle and headed to the demon king academy side.

“Did a certain someone overdo it yesterday?” (Sasha)

Misha tilted her head to one side.

“Fumu. You thinking what I’m thinking as well?” (Arnos)

Misha nods.

Sasha’s expression took on a pained look.

“……Ahaha….. Everyone was amazing, right? Look at me. The exam was over before I noticed let alone did anything.” (Misa)

Jergakanon surrendered as soon as Eleonor left. Presumably, she told them to.

“But I’m glad you didn’t get hurt.” Ray says to Misa with a smile.

Misa blushes and says “Yes” in a small voice.

“By the way.” I say to Ray taking a set next to him. “You seem to have mastered that unique sword.”

“Really? I feel like I can still draw out more power from it.” (Ray)

This man constantly seems to be aiming at a higher place.

“Did you remember anything?” (Arnos)

“From my past life? No, nothing.” (Ray)

“Fumu. Since you used a holy sword I thought you might have remembered it.” (Arnos)

Normally, a holy sword is impossible to use by a mazoku, however, if your magic power is well above the holy swords power then you can force it to surrender to you. The thing is Ray had the sword recognise him as its rightful owner and didn’t force it.

2000 years ago Shin Reglia was known as the strongest mazoku swordsman but it’s unknown if he could do what Ray has done. He said he would start a new sword in a new era. If so he may have succeeded.

In any event, Ray is only going to grow more.

“Were you an acquaintance of Arnos-sama in your past life Ray-san?” (Misa)

“First time I’m hearing this. That would explain why the sword idiot can use demon swords so well. Were all the mazoku from 2000 years ago monsters like you guys?” (Sasha)

Sasha and Misa both have eyes full of interest.

“Well, I don’t really know yet but it doesn’t really matter.” (Ray)

“Indeed.” (Arnos)

Sasha makes a dissatisfied face when she realises neither of us is going to say anything further.

“…. Hmph. A secret between men is it…..” (Sasha)

“Ahaha… well, if Arnos-sama doesn’t want to say either then that’s it……” (Misa)

Misa seems to be a little uneasy so Ray laughed at her.

“I won’t change.” (Ray)

“Eh?” (Misa)

“I’m me. Even if I remember everything that won’t change.” (Ray)

“I…..see. That’s right….” (Misa)

“Am I wrong?” (Ray)

“…..No…I’m……. I’m happy…..” (Misa)

Misa looked down in embarrassment.

Looking at them sideways Sasha sighs.

“Enough already. Haven’t you both been flirting way too much in the classroom lately?” (Sasha)

“Eh, ah, no, not really, that sort of thing…..! Ah, eh? We haven’t, have we….?” (Misa)

While Misa was all flustered Ray wasn’t bothered in the slightest.

“If you’re jealous then you do it too with my demon king.” (Ray)

“Wha….. eh….ah…..!!” (Sasha)

Sasha quickly sneaks a peek at me then turns on Ray with a glare.

“Ray outside now! Were going to have a little talk.” (Sasha)

Sasha stands up.

“Class is about to begin right?” (Ray)

“Not a problem. I’ll end it in 1 minute.” (Sasha)

“Oh? This’ll be interesting with you.” (Ray)

Ray also gets up and laughs cooly at the glaring Sasha.

“Are you fighting?” Misha says looking at them both.

“I wouldn’t say we were fighting……” (Sasha)

“Just testing our strength.” (Ray)

“Tha.. that’s right. It’s just like that painful hell called self-study. We overcame it but these small fry heroes are too weak. It’s boring if we can’t get serious.” (Sasha)

“If you’re my partner I’m sure I can show the true power of this unique sword.” (Ray)

“Ah, that’s right. I was worried about that sword. Did you use holy magic?” (Sasha)

“Simply put I can do it if I want to.” (Ray)

“Haaa? Could you please explain a little more seriously?” (Sasha)

*Fufufu*  Misha laughs and the 2 of them look at her.

“Good friends.” (Misha)

Sasha’s eyes go soft.

“Looks like your sister won.” (Ray)

“……Haaah.” (Sasha)

Deprived of their venom the 2 of them sit down.

The bell signalling the start of class rings.

After a few minutes, Menou enters the classroom and another teacher enters the room and follows her to the platform.

Misha’s eyes went wide as she stared at the other teacher.

“It was a white-hot opposition test yesterday and both schools have found problems with their students. Let’s continue working hard together in the future. Let’s begin today’s academy exchange.”

It was Diego Kanon Ijeishka.

The man whose origin I certainly destroyed yesterday so it’s no wonder Misha is surprised.

It’s not another person disguised to look like him either.

The wavelength of magic power is identical and so is the origin to the Diego I destroyed yesterday.

The hero Kanon had 7 origins and could revive as long as one remained but Diego only had one origin.

Is it possible to revive if the one remaining origin was divided amongst 7 people?

No, and even if that were possible I don’t think this guy is Kanon.

Even if he used magic to divide his origin into 7 there’s no way he could withstand the pain like Kanon.

And even if all of it were true and he could revive I can’t believe he’d still be sane after the treatment he received.

“Oh yeah before I start I need to communicate something to the class. All members of Jergakanon are absent today due to fatigue. I’ll let you know when they are coming back.” (Diego)

Everyone?

“Wasnt one okay?” (Arnos)

When I raised my hand Diego gazed at me.

“What do you mean?” (Diego)

It’s certainly the same origin but somethings off. His reaction is like a different person.

After everything he went through yesterday non of its showing in his behaviour at all. I don’t think he’s that good of an actor.

“Eleonor seemed unharmed in yesterdays test. Is she not okay?” (Arnos)

Deigo didn’t even pause he just answered straight away.

“She’s tired as well. It seems she used too much recovery magic on Jergakanon. It’s not serious but she won’t be coming to class. She needs to take care and rest.” (Diego)

Certainly <Gavel> is no easy spell to stop, however, we promised to meet after school today and I don’t think she resting from fatigue.

“Let’s begin the class. Today we are talking about holy magic tools. You guys at the demon king academy might not remember but—” (Diego)

Yare yare. For some reason, the hero academy is more trouble than I thought.

37 thoughts on “94. What appeared

  1. Hum, Gavel is also an origin destroying magic yet Zeshia used it multiple times. Some strange cloning shenanigans is the only thing I can think of.

    • That would be good, having his Origin destroyed only once isn’t enough to pay for the price of hurting Misha-chan!!!!

  2. Kill the new diego.
    KILL KILL KILL KILL
    What the hell happened to me, every time i read a new chapter i can only think of a character killing another.
    BTW i think this new diego is related to the avos.
    What do you guys think?

    • I think Avos might have made a deal with some god that could restore Diego’s origin or create and new one or this is just a clone that was fused like all of the demon emperors. If even in the human part of the world people think that Avos is the demon king, then I think at the spirit and gods part it is the same. Avos has either the same power of Arnos or even bigger

    • Eh is it really a flex? The new Diego seems like a clone that has no knowledge of what happened. Honestly he kinda reminds me of Barold from Fairy Tale Chronicles who are a bunch of cloned enemies that are indistinguishable from each other and that have no knowledge of each other and all think they’re the only one.

      • Well I can’t tell if you’re close or not without spoiling so you’ll have to wait and see, but I’d qualify this as a proper flex… but well we all know whose the better flexer anyway x)

  3. Well this Diego doesn’t seem bad. Anyways I guess the enemy created some new kind of magic to clone people and their origins though it seems that the personalities may differ and the clones don’t seem to be aware of what happened since this Diego didn’t act with animosity to Arnos over the previous Diego’s death and it doesn’t seem like it’s acting.

  4. Thanks for the chapter~

    If it’s actually an origin cloning, I think it’s something that Jerga made in the past to make “something that resembles Kanon”. Because there’s no one that can withstand their origin destroyed like Kanon and that Kanon has “forgive” mazoku/Arnos, he made a spell/magic tools to clone someone’s origin so they can be “revived” even after their origin is destroyed.

  5. If I had to guess, his origin was destroyed infrony of the room sealing the holy sword god thingy magigy right? Probably the one that tah hero kanon used, thats right isnt it, didnt Arnos say that was the sword made to kill him? Dunno, probably, anyway, moving on, Arnos just said that as long as one of the 7 other origins are alive they can ressurect eachother right? So does that mean that the sword has like one of kanons origins in ut? Then it revived Diego?

    Just to let you know, I havent read on and dont know whats going to happen, all of what I have said above is just pure speculation.

  6. Thanks for the chapter! Reading all the chapter comments Is he a clon? Idk but noW this is interesting. I still hope eleonor fell for Arnos. Arnos haremu

  7. I just finished catching up and I have a question if anyone can answer. I might have missed this but, when did the wall that Arnos made come down? I’ve just been confused as to how demons went to human territory.

    • The wall came down 1000 years ago I think? Not 100% sure but pretty sure it was 1000 years ago.
      If you gonna ask why arnos reincarnated after 2000 years if the wall came down only after 1000, thats because the magic he used to make the wall deeply damaged his origin as well, and it took 2000 years for it fully heal in to a state where he could reincarnate… (I think?)

  8. Sasha and Ray fighting is such a mood <3

    Also, just thinking… can you imagine what a weird (and against all sense of foreshadowing) twist it would be if Ray turned out to be Kannon and Eleonor was whats-his-name right hand man from the past?

    Thanks for the chapter!

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