The day after that...
When I came to the second teaching ground of the Delzogade Demon King Academy, there was an unusual face to the right of my seat.
Sasha greets him with a look of obviousness.
'Was your seat there?'
I had them change it. It's easier if the squad members stick together.
It certainly saves me the trouble of moving around for something.
I sat down and called out to Misha, who was to my left.
Misha said in her usual indifferent voice.
'Speaking of which, what happened to you, you, the people who were my squad members?'
What's going on?
'I joined your squad, so there must have been someone who wanted to join your squad with you.
Sure, you've been approached by some of them.
I said no.
'What? Why? You know, the more people we have on the intergroup exam, the better off we are, right?
I don't know why.
I wasn't in the mood.
Sasha is stunned.
'You won't be particularly troubled. With me and you two, we can win.'
More to the point, if only I'm there, we can win.
''That might be fine for the inter-team exams, but we need at least five people to participate in the inter-class exams and at least seven people to participate in the inter-grade exams.
I see. So that's the rule.
Even I can't win if I don't join in.
I didn't know that.
What are you going to do?
Well, there's still time. In the meantime, I'll think about it.
You're not taking it easy.
Sasha said in disgust.
Just as the bell to start class rang, the door opened. Emilia walks in.
Behind her, there is a man wearing a black law suit and cloak, and a hat. To call him a man is somewhat of a misnomer, or he is a skeleton in appearance.
As I recall, I left one of the seven men under my command as an immortal (undead), but you mean that guy called himself Ivis Necron.
He's called the Seven Demon Emperor Old Man, and he must have a lot of power and status in this era. The normally noisy students quieted down as soon as Aivis appeared.
No, this depends on the magical power that emanates from him. The same thing happens with my magic power.
The same thing could happen with my magic power, but the demons of this era are too weak.
If they were hit by my magic power, instead of being awed, they would be paralyzed by my magic eye and other magical senses, and they wouldn't be able to feel any power at all.
Well, if they can sense my magic power, those who are weak in anti-magic will die from that alone. It's called biological defense instinct.
''As I told you before, we're having a great magic lesson today. It will be a lesson by the Seven Demon Emperors old man Ivis Necron that will take you to the depths of magic that you will never hear from again, so listen to it with an open mind. Especially.
Emilia stares at me.
'Mr. Anos Voldigord. Please do not be rude to me.
I'm surprised you took the trouble to nail me to the wall.
You don't think I have any sense of decorum, do you?
You don't have to tell me, but I know that.
Well, that would be nice, but...
Oh, dear, I don't know what I'm worried about.
Oh, while we're at it. Anyway, it's time to say hello.
I stood up quickly.
Hey, Ibis, good to see you.
Emilia opened her mouth so much that her jaw almost came off, revealing her surprise.
'Oh... ah... ah... Anos Voldigord-kun! You, Master Ibis what an easy way to talk to me!
I can hear the students whispering.
''Oh, as expected of old Seven Demons, that's too much...''
I mean, if Master Ibis gets mad, we're going to be in the middle of it...
Wait, no, come on, you non-conformist...
I don't care about the noise, I work my magic eye on Ivis.
I can certainly feel the magic I remember.
It must be one of my boys, made from my blood. It's almost, though.
Oh, Master Ibis. I'm so sorry. Anos Voldigord is to be expelled from office immediately.
Ivis said hawkishly.
'You said it's been a while,'
Ivis looks at me.
'Yeah, it's been two thousand years. Don't you remember?
"Two thousand years. Yes. No wonder.
As if in agreement, Ivis nodded.
"Unfortunately, I have lost my memory of two thousand years ago. I remember only one thing, my master, the tyrannical demon king.
Then you'll remember me, right?
...Are you related to the Founders?
Hmm. I see.
I remember the Demon King of Tyranny. I just don't know what I am.
So you believe that the tyrannical demon king is someone else and not me.
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I lost my memory, but it's still a strange story. The head of the Demon King's Academy is the Seven Demon Emperors Old Man. Even if Aivis had really forgotten his memory, it would be impossible if all seven of them hadn't forgotten their memories. As expected, it couldn't be a coincidence.
Had someone tampered with his memory?
Or are you pretending that you don't remember?
Indeed, I do miss your magic.
Yes, I'm sure we've known each other for two thousand years.
Well, you can't get there by talking to me anyway.
What can I do for you?
What, you know, I don't really have much to offer you, but if you've forgotten, I'd remind you.
While the students, Emilia, Sasha and Misha look on anxiously, I walk straight to Ivis.
And then I absentmindedly rasped the skull's face.
Instantly, the whole classroom went into a panic.
"Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, Anos-kun!
"Holy shit! He's done it!
I draw a magic circle on my palm as the words of the students squealing behind me echo.
'Remember. Remember your own master. My name is Anos Voldigord.
The magic invoked is called "Evi".
It can remind you of any distant past memory.
But it's unresponsive.
But it's no use. There are no memories in this head. It is not that it cannot be remembered. It is gone. That which is completely lost cannot be recovered, even by an evy.
Then how about this?
He deploys a multi-layered magic circle and uses an origin spell, the Levide, which is superimposed on the Evi. It was superimposed on the "Remembrance (Evi)".
''........What is this.......doing......? Memories...images...enter my head...
If you have no memory left in your head, we can use the levy to go back in time locally and pull up your memories from 2,000 years ago.
"...nonsense...! You're going back in time...? Is there a great magic that transcends time...?
It's a form of origin magic. It's pretty tough to use, though.
By taking the memories of Aivis from two thousand years ago and the Demon King Anos as the origin, and going back to them, he established the , which goes backwards in time.
The experience of two thousand years ago must have flowed through Aivis' head like a running lamp.
"....It's true that I have gone back 2,000 years in my memory...
But there wasn't.
Even two thousand years ago, there is no memory of the Demon King Anos Voldigord in Ivis' head.
Of course, the memories I pulled out of the Evi are only in my head, so I can only read the surface of them.
Even so, I could at least recognize my name, but I didn't see my name everywhere I looked.
Instead, only the tyrannical demon king, Avos Dilhevia, appeared in my memory again and again.
"Why can't I remember?
'That means your memory has been wiped clean going back two thousand years. I'm not sure when it happened, though.
To put it simply, the past was falsified. It was pretended that there was no memory of Demon King Anos in Ivis' head from the beginning.
By someone's magic.
Oh dear, it's a nasty story.
As expected of me, I can't even touch what happened two thousand years ago.
"Yes, I see. But thanks, Anos. It's a blessing to find out. It means there is someone who is opposed to me.
Are you serious? Or are you blathering on?
It's possible that you falsified your own past.
To keep me in the dark.
What? Never mind. You better get to class.
As I go back to my seat, the students are whispering to me.
"What do you mean by that?
''I don't know, but it looks like the Seven Demon Emperors grabbed him out of the blue, and I don't know what it was, but they were thanking him for it...!
Why do you thank me when I grab you?
You wanted to be grabbed?
What do you mean...?
"I mean, how much do you want to thank the Seven Demon Emperors for...?
Is he... is he really a misfit?
".........Wow.......! I have no idea what it is, but it's so amazing, I can't say anything...!
Pulling out a chair and sitting down. Misha next to me said.
''I'm glad you're okay...''
From the other side, Sasha says.
'You do some incredible things,'
Good grief, you're still making too much noise about trivial things.
But Avos Dilhevia, huh?
I thought that my name had just been misrepresented, but the clouds are starting to look suspicious.
The Seven Demon Emperors, the Demon King's Academy, and the fact that I had become a non-conformist.
Maybe it was all intended.
I can't say for sure yet, but maybe they are there.
Avos Dilhevia, someone or something is trying to take my place.