The Grand Magic Ordeal was over, and it was lunchtime.
I was talking to Ivis in the corridor.
''-Does that mean you're my master, the Demon King of Tyranny?
'Ah, the tyrannical demon king's name was Anos Voldigod. It has been rewritten by someone as Avos Dilhevia.
Without a heady denial, Ivis asked.
'What do you mean by what you are?'
I don't know yet, but I'm guessing that's the guy who wiped your memory.
Ivis put a hand over his mouth as he thought about it.
'That explanation certainly explains the erasure of my memories. But, Anos, isn't it possible that it was you who erased my memory?
With his murderous, demonic eyes, Ivis gives me an insight.
'I'm sorry, but I can't show you proof I didn't do it.
You're capable. But that competence, the ability to avenge a tyrannical demon king, cannot be discarded.
Ivis is not stupid. From the standpoint of someone with no memory, he would have no way of telling if I was real or not. So it's only natural to suspect that it could be the enemy. I'm sure you'll be able to find out more about this.
I'm one of the candidates who can go back in time 2,000 years and pretend my memories never existed. It's not surprising that the person who is trying to erase your memory and replace the tyrannical demon king is me, approaching you in the guise of an ally.
But for now, I'll remain neutral. I feel nostalgic for you.
I'd appreciate it if you would.
"It's true........even we in black can't talk to Ibis-sama......so what's that student in white? ...?
Hey, are you sure you're not one of those misfits who...?
"How can a non-conformist be with the Seven Demons and the Seven Elders...
A bunch of guys who aren't in the second group. But the students here love to gossip.
You can't blame them for worrying about what other people think.
He called out to me and I turned around to see Emilia.
'You have lost something. Please give it to her.
I'll take the school insignia from Emilia, the branding on it is a hexagram. It's not mine.
Who owns it?
I'm a member of your squad.
Sasha or Misha, but you didn't see the number of glowspots on the school's emblem.
Which one is it?
It's not Miss Sasha.
It's a strange way of saying things. 'You could have said Misha,' he said.
'But it would be lazy to make me an errand boy, wouldn't it? Why don't you give it to me yourself?
I thought I was going to be miffed, but Emilia just gave me a troubled look.
Well, okay. Misha will be looking for this, too.
I'll give it to her.
Emilia said at my back as I turned on my heel.
''We have a dungeon exam this afternoon, so please meet at the entrance to the underground dungeon, not the teaching hall.
He left the place. We followed Misha's magic and came to the courtyard of Delzogade.
There was a crowd of people. In the center of the crowd were Sasha and Misha.
I'm sorry, but there's nothing I can do about it. If you want to join the group, you have to tell Anos.
'But, Lady Sasha. That misfit has no interest in associating with us. Sasha, please do me a favor and...
Yeah. Okay, then. You wouldn't listen to me.
Looks like they're Sasha's ex-squad members. Sounds like you and Sasha want to join my group. Desperately trying to get them to intercede.
Misha is there with her, but no one is talking to her. If you want to join my group, you can ask Misha to intercede for you. It's normal to think that Misha, who was there from the beginning, is closer to me than Sasha, who joined the squad in the middle of the day.
The reason you don't is because Misha is dressed in white? You can't ask for it simply because you have no contact with Misha?
Come to think of it, I've never seen Misha talking to any other demon race. Well, she's not the kind of personality to talk to them on her own, and maybe it's because she's usually with me.
''Sasha-sama. Are you content to remain a member of a squad of misfits like that? What do you have in mind, sir?
Sasha has a look of disgust on her face.
'It's a contract, it can't be helped. Besides, if you want to insult Anos as a mere non-conformist, only someone who can complete fusion magic should do so.
Instantly, the students fell silent. The students were silent as if they couldn't say a word.
That's enough. Let's go.
The students left in a reluctant manner.
I call out to Sasha who sighs, "Huh," I say to her.
I'm sure that's quite a painful refusal, as it seems to be under my command.
I guess he didn't expect me to be there. Sasha rolled her eyes and then turned away.
''Well shut up those guys were just annoying...''
Sasha says weakly.
'Misha, you dropped something.'
I hold out the school insignia.
Misha received the school insignia and put it on her uniform.
'Are you here to pick me up?'
What are you talking about?
"...dungeon exams this afternoon...
Emilia had also mentioned it, but after this, it seems there is something called a dungeon test.
To put it simply, it's an exam that challenges the labyrinth set up deep underground in Delzogade. Just like the intergroup exam, you'll have to act in groups. You have to collect magic tools, weapons and armor placed in the dungeon and compete for the score.
They were lecturing about how they were training the skills of labyrinth exploration, but it's early on, it's just a treasure hunt.
'It wasn't like that, but it might be just as well.
We have to move a little early as the meeting point is the entrance to the dungeon.
'By the way, Anos. Did you listen to the explanation of the exam?
Yeah. 'Yeah. You just need to get the scepter that's offered on the lowest altar and you'll get a perfect score. That's the easy part.
'You didn't listen to me at all. 'Perfect score, but you'll never get it. I've never been to the lowest level, not only have I never heard of it, but I've never been to it, not even as a teacher. We don't even know if there really is a royal scepter, and it's doubtful that the lowest level even exists in the first place.
Then why is it in the evaluation section?
I don't know what you're talking about, but there is a legend that says there is a scepter underneath the ground. There's a tradition that there's a scepter underneath the ground.
Oh dear. It's just that this school is so random.
"Wasn't the scepter said to be a wand to enhance the magic of the Demon King's Army (Guys)?
Yes. They say the Ancestor made the Demon King's staff.
"Say the right thing again. Oh, well, all right. I think we should go. It's time to go.
As I started to walk away, Misha came next to me and stared up at me.
''...How do you know...?''
That's my castle.
Misha nodded her head slightly.
It's been a long time since I've been in there, I thought as I headed for the entrance to the underground dungeon.
Two groups of students had already gathered there.
As soon as we were in place, the bell to start class rang.
Then we will now begin the dungeon exam. Please note that the ownership of the items obtained in the dungeon belongs to the group leader. The time limit is nine o'clock tomorrow morning. Students who return early can go home. If you want to give up, please tell your teacher by .
Emilia opens the door to the underground dungeon.
'Blessings of the Founders be upon you.
As if on cue, the students from each group trickled in at once.
I was walking loosely, not in any particular hurry.
"Hey, hey, Anosk. Are you sure you want to get ahead of me? The dungeon test is a game of first come, first served, so we can't be walking around at a leisurely pace like this!
I'll be fine.
You can go ahead if you want.
There's no point in going it alone,
With a pout, Sasha turns around and walks just a bit ahead of us. I heard that there were demons placed on the exam, but the students who had taken the lead were defeating them, so we were able to move through the dungeon at a leisurely pace.
How do you know?
Because I've been here before.
With a look of disbelief on her face now, Sasha still reluctantly walked as I said.
When we got down about ten layers, Misha said, "........
'.........can I ask you something........?
What's going on?
What should I get her for her birthday?
Misha stares at Sasha's back as he walks ahead.
Curtly Misha nodded.
I see. It's a bit sudden, isn't it?
Well, it was only yesterday that we made up, so it can't be helped.
Is there anything you want now?
It's a given that you're going to be the best in this exam.
That's a very uns*xy answer.
I can give you the best of both worlds.
Misha shook her head from side to side.
''Well I want something I'll never forget...''
That's another pretty high bar.
'You'll be happy with anything you come up with, won't you?
He seemed happy to make it up to me.
Misha stares blankly and thinks.
'I like the clothes.'
Clothes. Just in the bottom level of the dungeon, in the treasure room, there's a good one.
I think Sasha will be pleased.
Right here in the basement. If it's still there, it's yours.
Then Misha smiled unusually.
When's your birthday, by the way?
Okay. You're twins. You're pretty much the same.
What do you want?
Misha thinks for a moment.
''I don't need...''
You don't have to hold back.
I can't see you...
Even if you don't see him tomorrow, you can at least give him a birthday present any time you want.
Or is there nothing you really want?
Well, let's just push him.
'By the way, how old is Misha going to be?'
That means Sasha is also fifteen.
She was born fifteen years ago, and the Demon King's progenitor will be reincarnated this year.
Still, Sasha is rumored to be the reincarnation of the Founder.
In other words, reincarnation is not as the word implies.
The Demon King's progenitor would not be born as a baby, but would already be born and would be thought to reincarnate into a strong vessel with power.
I didn't specifically tell them how I would be reincarnated, but maybe the fact that I was reincarnated as a baby is considered different from the lore on the contrary.
If the Demon King's Academy is not designed to search for the founder, but on the contrary, if it's made to not recognize me as the founder, then there's a possibility of that.
''Anosk? This place is a dead end.
At the end, Sasha turned around.
'Ah, a hidden passage.'
No, of course not. There's nothing to look at with your evil eye.
It's a countermeasure against the evil eye.
With that, I head to the wall at the end of the street and proceed straight ahead.
''Eh ... hey, Anos ...?''
With a thud, my head hits the wall and the wall is destroyed. As I walk with force as it is, the wall is destroyed into the shape of my body with thud thud thud thud thud thud thud thud thud thud thud thud.
'Sure, it's ridiculously sturdy, and awesome is awesome but is that what they call a hidden passage?
The magic eye can't see...
There's no magic trickery or anything...
I said to Sasha and Misha, who stood there with stunned expressions on their faces.
Sasha walked away, looking like she had been pinched by a fox.
'They're just smashing down the walls.