“Now then, shall we start?”
We played with the bubbles a little, but after a while, our training for the day was finally starting.
“The ojousama has been practicing her control since this morning. Ryouma-sama, is there anything you would like to study?” [Sebasu]
“Personally, I would love to study the various offensive spells of the different attributes. As I mentioned back at the church, I don’t really know much of offensive spells.” [Ryouma]
“Oh, right. In that case…” [Sebasu]
“I’ll teach.” [Camil]
Sebasu-san turned to Camil-san. Looks like he would be the one teaching us.
“Seems like you can use all the attributes. As for me, I can use all the lower attributes, as well as lighting and ice. I can’t teach you poison, wood, and the advanced attributes, but I can teach you the elementary spells for everything else.” [Camil]
“I’ll be in your care, Camil-san.” [Ryouma]
“Well then, Ryouma-san. I’ll see you later.” [Elialia]
Apparently, the ojousama would be training away from me.
After bidding me goodbye, the others left to see her off.
We’re not training in the same place?
When I asked Camil that, he answered.
“It’s for safety reasons. You know that the ojousama has a lot of mana, right?” [Camil]
“Because of that she can’t control it very well. She’s gotten a lot better recently, but in the past, there were plenty of instances when her spells went a different direction than she’d intended. On top of that, they packed plenty of heat.” [Camil]
That does sound dangerous…
“But don’t worry! That was before. She’s a lot better now. We’re just being safe.” [Camil]
Camil-san assured me that it would be fine.
It’s probably because she’s pretty much his boss.
Staying on this topic any further wouldn’t do us any good, so I suggested we start the training.
“Sure, let’s start. Ryouma-kun, you said you didn’t know much about offensive spells, but I take it you know a little?” [Camil]
“Yes, but only the beginner spells.” [Ryouma]
“Show me.” [Camil]
As requested, I turned toward a nearby rock and casted the basic spells of fire, water, wind, earth, lightning, ice, and poison, which were respectively Fireball, Waterball, Wind Cutter, Earth Needle, Stun, Ice Shot, Poison.
“Basics are basics, but that’s pretty good. With that you’ll probably learn the next spells easily… I’ll show you some new spells, and you’ll copy them, ok?” [Camil]
“Got it.” [Ryouma]
“Let’s start. First is fire. ‘Fire Arrow’ ” [Camil]
As soon as Camil-san recited the chant for the spell, an arrow of fire appeared on the palm of his hands and promptly shot forth in a straight line toward the rock, giving rise to a light sound as the fire burst.
“This is the fire attribute’s elementary offensive spell, Fire Arrow. It’s faster than Fireball and has greater piercing strength. It’s the most convenient spell under the fire spell tree, so it’s commonly used. Give it a shot.” [Camil]
As I recalled Camil-san’s Fire Arrow, I did my best to imitate it. I produced fire on the palm of my hands just as I did with Fireball, then I compressed it and imagined an arrow shooting out.
” ‘Fire Arrow’ ” [Ryouma]
As I chanted out loud the words, a spell just like Camil-san’s shot out and hit the rock.
“Well done. Since you were able to get it on the first try, you must have a good understanding of magic.” [Camil]
Uh oh, is he going to get suspicious like people usually do in those cliché light novels? Maybe I should try misdirecting him a bit.
“I’m an archer, so visualizing an arrow is pretty easy.” [Ryouma]
“Oh, yeah. There’s that too.” [Camil]
“That too?” [Ryouma]
“From time to time, there are people with high level in magic from using them in their day-to-day lives, but haven’t learned any offensive spells.
These people can usually learn offensive spells after a few tries so long as they’re able to visualize the spells.” [Camil]
Oh, so it’s not that cliché setting in light novels when the protagonist learns magic too fast… Well, that’s good.
Come to think of it, didn’t the ojousama also learn Bubbly Water in two tries? If I’d remembered that I wouldn’t have worried needlessly.
After that I also learned the offensive spells Water Shot, Wind Hammer, Rock Bullet, Stun Arrow, and Ice Arrow. I also learned the defensive spells Fire Wall, Water Wall, Wind Shield, and Ice Shield.
After that a different problem rose.
“Well~ With that I don’t have anything left to teach you… Should we go straight to the intermediate class? We could also just keep working on your elementary spells… Hmm…” [Camil]
Looks like while my learning speed wasn’t abnormal, it was still fast. As a result, everything Camil-san had to teach was exhausted before our time.
It was then that Sebasu-san came.
“What has you so troubled?” [Sebasu]
“Ryouma’s too fast of a learner. He’s already learned all the spells I could teach.” [Camil]
“Oh, is that so? Then in that case, how about I teach him. I can teach him dimension magic.” [Sebasu]
Lucky! I get to learn dimension magic from one of the country’s top dimension magicians.
“I’ll be excusing myself then. Good luck, Ryouma-kun.” [Camil]
“Thank you very much, Camil-san. I’ll be in your care, Sebasu-san.” [Ryouma]
I thanked Camil-san and bowed to Sebasu-san.
Sebasu-san smiled cheerfully and spoke.
“Before we begin, I would like to confirm one thing. Ryouma-sama, do you know any spell under the dimension spell tree other than Item Box?” [Sebasu]
“I can use teleport.” [Ryouma]
“Can you show me?” [Sebasu]
“Of course. ‘Teleport!'” [Ryouma]