Chapter 78. Rival (2)
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The carriages began to move forward.
“We won’t travel any further, we’ll stop in Rigveda for now. Besides, I need to inquire about some matters in Eternia. It’s information that would be good for you to know.”
“And today you will meet someone who can motivate you to join the Academy.”
“Is that person also in the Combat Department?”
“No, the Magic Department. But don’t try to talk to her.”
He didn’t understand her words.
“She just doesn’t like people.”
Her last words made him nervous.
The carriages stopped not far from the square.
The mansion’s front door had a golden plaque with a wolf on it. It looked like it was a secondary property of a prestigious family.
A butler and a blonde girl came out when they heard the wheels of carriages.
He guessed it was the girl Sylverine had said.
When they saw Sylverine, they made a solemn bow.
The blonde girl said,
“It’s a pleasure to see you again.”
She nonchalantly replied.
“Yes. It’s been a long time.”
The blonde girl looked at him blankly.
He made no gesture because he remembered Sylverine’s recommendation.
The butler led them into the mansion.
Its interior was not that big. A guest room was assigned to Sylverine and Damien. Their employees had to share two rooms.
“Get your things organized first, then you can come to my room.”
She entered her room first.
He didn’t have to sort out much luggage, so he lay on the bed for a while.
The mansion was so quiet he could hear his own breathing.
Someone peeked her face through the door.
It was Lilia.
“Sylverine wants to talk to you.”
He stepped out into the corridor and walked to her room.
Sylverine, who was sitting at the table, wore only a translucent nightgown.
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When he sat down, she slid a paper on the table.
He didn’t recognize the names on it.
“Entrance exams are not taken individually. You all gather in one place with one goal. You can cooperate or compete with the other guys, that’s up to you, but you should at least know who they are.”
“It’s a list of children who will get into Eternia through a letter of recommendation.”
“May I know this?”
“The rumors spread, it’s not fair that you’re the only one who doesn’t know.”
He wondered if there were any rumors about him.
She continued her explanation.
“Abel Barianne is a guy I know quite well. He’s from the North. There’s no weapon he can’t handle. He has good senses like you.”
He couldn’t remember people’s names well, so he might forget them.
“Luna, she’s the girl you saw a little while ago.”
Now he knew the blonde girl’s name was Luna.
It would be hard for him to have a good relationship with her because she hated men.
“Cecil Fontar is an enchantress, so she’s not your direct competition. She might help you later, so be nice to her.”
He hoped she didn’t hate people.
“Actually, the other children aren’t important. I called you for another reason.”
She pointed her index finger at the name on the last line.
“It’s this girl. She is famous on the continent across the ocean. She is also a disciple of a Sword Master.”
He had to admit that he did not understand the greatness of Sword Masters. This was because he had spent so much time in a place where there was very little interaction with the outside world.
“In the entrance exam I don’t think there is anyone who can beat this girl.”
“She has a great competitive spirit. She’s already fought other up-and-coming guys, including Abel, and it looks like she easily won. Don’t you think that’s funny?”
He didn’t know where the fun was. Sylverine sounded expectant in her voice.
A few hours ago he had met her in the blacksmith’s shop.
“This girl who could be your rival.”