Dragoon 47: The Sword Idiot, the Game Idiot, and…

 

With the incident that had embroiled Princess Fina a year before, the second term’s fundamental curriculum outing was put under review, and it was altered to be a camping excursion. A safe campout by the riverbed, and Fina was moved and aroused as she took on the event. What was carried out in the midst of that two-night-three-day camp was the individual tournament of the upperclassmen.

From classes and relevant grade, the competitors were selected, and the students who received the qualifications to take part would carry out one-on-one matches over the course of two weeks, but… this year, the centerpiece Rudel had withdrawn. When you thought of how it was generally the fourth year students who took part, Rudel had plenty a chance at the title.

With Rudel’s abstention, the final match came down to a pairing of Eunius against Aleist. The two who had won on with their abilities and social status, a rare sight in the finals, a battle of close combat unfolded. It was something so grand as if to clear away their resentment for all the past matches they had to hold back in.

“Give it up already, Aleist!”

Swinging his personal claymore-modeled wooden sword, Eunius launched a stream of attacks at Aleist. As the wooden swords met, they birther a violent sound alongside the impact. In contrast to Eunius’ surprising finesse, Aleist clad his magic sword in wind and tried to brute force his way through.

“Why aren’t you being sent flying!? Normally, you shouldn’t even be able to lock blades with this bad boy! Unlike last year, I’ve been working hard to increase its output!!!”

Parrying Aleist’s powerful sword strokes, Eunius fired off a strike with all his might. Receiving that blow from Eunius’ blessed physique, Aleist was sent spiraling through the air… but even as he flew, Aleist fired consecutive shots of magic down.

“Dammit! I can’t lose until I can face him again… go to sleep!”

Blown back a little from the magic, Eunius looked at Aleist. But having recovered in that moment, Aleist managed to regain his footing, channeling new magic into his blade. His wooden sword let off a crack as lightning coursed down it.

“You’re not the only one who can’t lose!!!”

Seeing that, Eunius gave a ferocious laugh. Letting his own mana rest in his blade as well, both sides put all their might into that blow…

“And so you’re both hospitalized again… I can understand that the victor Eunius has serious injury, but Aleist really is weak to pain.”

Looking at the two resting on their beds, Luecke let out a sigh. Eunius who stood after an intense clash was declared the victor, while the unconscious Aleist became runner-up. Eunius glared at Luecke, while Aleist averted his eyes.

“When you didn’t even fight, you’re one to talk! More importantly, Rudel is at Chlust’s place again today…”

“Yeah, I was just a step away… I worked really hard, and yet… everyone around’s growing crazy strong.”

Ignoring Aleist’s murmurs, Luecke answered Eunius with only a nod. Over the long weekend and second term, Rudel only attended the bare minimum classes. He was chipping away his time training Chlust.

“Chlust was supposed to be strong, right? That Fritz wasn’t anything special, so did he really have to go that far?”

Aleist muttered the question he held from the two’s conversation. Hearing that, Eunius informed him.

“While you were away, Chlust was beaten black and blue. I don’t know if he’s strong or not, but that kid’s gone-case. Feels like his heart’s been shattered… if he sees Fritz, he starts shaking, and he can’t do a thing.”

“That’s probably why he’s being trained so harshly. Rudel’s too soft on his brother… he was soft on his sister too, right?”

“Erselica? I don’t think they really got along, but… (So that part’s changed too? In the game, Erselica got along better with Chlust than Rudel).”

“No it seems he has a sister called Lena from a different mother.”

Hearing that name from Luecke, Aleist tilted his head. Among the people from the game that used this world as its stage, he had never heard of the ‘character called Lena’. A hidden character who never appeared? Or a character who existed in setting alone? As he thought over such things,

“… Come to think of it, I’ve never heard of Fritz either. Did I overlook him because he was a background character? But there’s no way he’s background if he’s got connections to princess Aileen… I really should stop thinking about it like that. But in that case, the event that comes right after this will…”

“Aleist is mumbling to himself again… he says some incomprehensible things from time to time.”

Eunius looked over Aleist- mumbling in deep thought- and let out a sigh. And until Aleist’s friends came to visit, he continued thinking to himself.

Having become a third year, Millia went to see her elder sister Lilim. For an elf fallen to darkness, a full recovery was more difficult than she had imagined. Even if she stopped being a dark elf, her heart was corroded. As Millia stopped by her sister’s room on her day off, she asked in worry…

“Are you alright? It’s been quite some time, but…”

In contrast to Millia’s worry, Lilim nervously averted her eyes… having recently learned that Millia liked Rudel, she had begun to feel a sense of guilt towards her little sister. Having come so far, she finally realized she had been engaged to her sister’s crush, making things a little awkward.

“D-do you resent me after all? I got into an engagement with the guy you liked, what’s more, the engagement was broken off… but my forehead, he… kyah!”

While she was a little irritated, Millia had prepared an anti-Lilim trump card.

“G-glad you look well. But since the engagement was annulled, it’s meaningless, right? And are you sure you didn’t repulse him, showing off your dark form?”

“Y-you! To think my little sister would say such a thing! Though it’s true I caused him some trouble…”

And sensing its contractor’s feelings, the wind dragon apologized. For a contracted dragon, even at a distance, dragoons could communicate with their hearts.

‘I’m sorry, Lilim… if only I’d breathed some flames when I defeated that ogre.. but even for me, black flames are impossible.’

“N-nooo! Even my own dragon’s digging out my old wounds!! Just let me forget! I don’t want to remember any of ittt!!!”

Seeing that, Millia laughed a bit inside, but her big sister’s form had become a bit pitiable. To the elves who usually kept level-headed, dark elf periods were the greatest embarrassments of their lives. There were even some who threw down their lives over them, so family would usually take a set distance to heal the wounds of the heart.

Thinking there was no helping it, Millia conveyed some good news.

“Hey, about the third term’s fundamental curriculum class tournaments, want to take some days off and come over to play? It seems a first year called Fritz got into a feud with the Arses House, so there’s going to be a match after the tournament as well. Rudel is going to have a match against Fritz, and if it’s at the academy, don’t you think you’ll be able to apologize to him for back then?”

“… Millia, what a wonderful little sister you are.”

‘I’ll come as well. I have to give that child of man my thanks.’

“Though Cattleya-san’s coming too.”

As Millia said that with a smile, Lilim sensed something in the air.

“Cattleya is coming? She was working out on the border, but… can I even get a day off? Adjusting work schedules is a pain, you know? Taking a break without any considerable reason will be a problem and… n-no, it’s not like I hate Rudel or anything”

“Don’t worry. The truth is, I was asked to come here. In the year below mine, there’s a girl from the white cat tribe, and that girl’s best friends with the princess. According to her, the princess wanted you to come just in case something happened.”

Lilim thought a bit before asking the reason. And there, she found out that Fina’s elder sister Princess Aileen was going to sneak in, and as this wasn’t an official visit, she would have fewer guards…

But that was just the surface reason. Fina knew her elder sister would be coming with plenty of high knights and guards. From an incident of times gone by, Fina knew her elder sister’s guard detail was rarely ever reduced. And if anything terrible was to happen, she wanted to gather those with favorable feelings towards Rudel.

Not that Lilim or Millia knew anything about that.

“Is that a job?”

“It’s not. I mean, there’s no money involved. But you’ll be able to meet Rudel. And if it’s the princess, Princess Fina’s request, then isn’t that enough of a reason?”

On those words, Lilim decided to take some days off for the class tournaments. Fina doubted anyone would go as far as to investigate the knights stopping by the academy on their days off, and that on her mind, Fina was also preparing for what was to come after the tournaments.

About Yoraikun

A college student who really should be doing something more productive with his time. Also, he can read a bit of Japanese.
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69 Responses to Dragoon 47: The Sword Idiot, the Game Idiot, and…

  1. Rovis16 says:

    (-_-) Thanks

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  2. goblinrou says:

    Rudel shape changing the game world! Aleist’s gameshark is useless!

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    • XenoRaku says:

      not game shark it’s “walkthrough”

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      • cloudytama says:

        …he needs a lot revision on it because there’s a lot of update in the game, like example :
        1) Hotfix patch, Rudel personality.
        2) Additional Character : Adorable little sister, Lena, and Annoying commoner, Fritz.
        3) Additional Book Skill : How to Pet The Dragon
        4) Because of hotfix patch (1), there’s a lot of plot line that needs to be rewritten. So much to rewritten that it starting to lose its originality.

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        • storeyhunter says:

          don’t you mean it’s conventional story line…
          but instead of a hot fix it’s more like he fell into a reboot of the game where all the characters got new and more interesting perspectives and gained greater depth.
          ( some female game designer disgusted with the protag and in love with fluff….)

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        • atrie94 says:

          Based on the game world and same as the game are worlds apart xD never forget relations to real persons are mere coincidence and it’s only fiction

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        • Darkaeluz says:

          I feel that it is more like a New Game+ & DLC, Aleist is stronger and with a different background that the original game and there are new NPC and quests so… must be that

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        • tommygn00 says:

          especially the 3rd one.. that book is now the important quest item to get the girls’ affections

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        • RageEnder says:

          Isn’t Fritz the true protagonist?

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      • zarvii says:

        its a NG+ new content

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    • Ray Hero says:

      damn man now i feel old know what GameShark is using for XD
      i miss ps1and ps2 >_<

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  3. Erwin says:

    Thanks for the chapter ~!!!

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  4. arashichan12 says:

    So dark elf stage is chuunibyou stage? lol xD

    Thanks for the chapter!! Can’t wait to see Chlust going deredere for Rudel (ok maybe not) and Fritz getting his ass kicked muahahahaha

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  5. ftxnexus says:

    Izumi and Lilim! Plz beat some sense into that innocent naive igorant head of his!!!

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  6. sodemaso says:

    Thx o/

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  7. sodemaso says:

    now that i’ve read… i am predicting a DEREDERE Clust so much!!! he is going all Nii-san on Rudel~~ also, i can’t predict what the next “intervention” fron the world could be? i think the black smoke gave up but it seens like the world recognizes him, but just to kill him in the last chapter so…

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    • storeyhunter says:

      I suspect that the “world” is going to try to drag things in a “”strange”” direction next because this is a place that never was in the original conventional storyline. So it kind of has to reset and build out in a new direction.

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    • tarmizie34 says:

      10 gold that black smoke will go to 1st princess.

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      • sodemaso says:

        it could be possible, but unlikely for now, as the princess seen to be moving by her own will and according to Fina she is acting “normal”

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  8. Dragons33 says:

    Wow, I’ve gotta reconsider my evaluation of Fina, she’s quite the background hero supporting Rudel like this.

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  9. Lewd Anon says:

    I find that the “Dark Elf” state is literally a moment where they go hardcore chuuni, rather hilarious. But do they keep the mocha skin for awhile before reverting? Or just go back to pale-skin?

    Further, I find it humorous that Lilim is still in control of her emotions despite remembering the kindness Rudel showed her (having blushed madly and stuttering). Makes me wonder if letting go of her self-control would have her go lewd dark elf on Rudel similar to Jin’s Lewd Elf from the Lewd Elf and Annoyed Ogre miniseries; but instead her chuuni being the reason she’s trying too hard to ride Rudel’s “Dragon”.

    Plotwise, I kind of wonder if Lena eventually ends up with Aleist. That one “original character” that wasn’t in the game becoming the only capture target, with how all the other capture targets have been drawn to Rudel. I mean sure, she gets petted by Rudel and enjoys it, but this isn’t tagged incest.

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    • atrie94 says:

      Still not tagged plus it doesn’t have to be tagged that if u think i’m not sure if rudel and her share the same mother most likely she’s a mistress child which changes the relationship

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    • Selinus says:

      Dark Elf is literally Post-Growth Mr. Lyle and Mrs. Alette fusion imo.

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  10. cloudytama says:

    I’m expecting some sh*t going to hit on the tournament because of that annoying princess and, somehow or another, the Arses brother will solve it. That’ll be a good slap on the annoying face. lol

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  11. S4TY4 says:

    Thanks for the chapter

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  12. thanks again author and……The first princess must be outright insane to detain Rudel if he wins….she’ll piss off all 3 families. The Arse family might not move for Rudel but they will move for Clust. Remember that this is a formal duel against both sons.

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  13. Something else seems to be at work here. Maybe it was the world that got Rudel to change? Maybe after Rudel was killed off so pitifully many times the world decided to cut him some slack? The most telling reason for the former is that Rudel couldn’t have caused his father to bring Lena into the house. But it could be that something happened to her before the MC could learn about her. But even that doesn’t make any sense as it would have been in the characters bios…

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    • storeyhunter says:

      It might be that instead of becoming outgoing with Rudel she became a shut in and never left the castle. Ignored by everyone which would cause her to be left out of the character bios… because she was essentially forgotten by everyone where she lived and had no effect on the story and was deemed non essential to coders and to much expense to enter her character into the story.

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    • Sage says:

      Oh shit, maybe Lena IS the real ireguality herself and warped Rudel to never give up on his desire which was at one point stoped changing him into the trash he was first described as.

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      • DrnD'Aanerr says:

        Butterfly effect.
        Lena suddenly appearing somewhere caused a random dragoon to fly just close enough for young Rudel to notice.

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        • Neko MK2 says:

          So Lena the real wild card here ? Don’t Tell me the last boss will be her in yandere mode in thirst for his brother sem……..

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  14. lil vampire says:

    you know its gonna go down when the game world says f*ck you when a social rank duel is about to happen

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  15. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the new chapter!

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  16. riftguardian says:

    Thanks for the release Yorai-kun!

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  17. nobod says:

    dark elf periods ? its a phase ? XD

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  18. madmann135 says:

    I wanna see a Lilim X Rudel ship.

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  19. Vostok says:

    Soo dark elves are actually chuuni elves lol

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  20. DrnD'Aanerr says:

    So the falling or darkening really is a growth. They even get that post-post-growth regrets that is so fun to watch.

    Thanks for the chapter, Yorai.

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  21. Jhettra says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  22. Selinus says:

    Tali~

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  23. Dark Jackel says:

    The pervert princess can be surprisingly forward-thinking. 😶

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  24. GM_Rusaku says:

        ∧,,∧ 
       / ^ω^ヽ THANKS!
     _ノ ヽ ノ \_ NEPU!!!
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  25. smoggythebear says:

    I wonder when did Millia develop feelings for Rudel…and dark elf form? is that chunni for elves?

    Thanks for the chapter 🙂

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    • Reaper Phoenix says:

      Shhh! Don’t mention that in front of them! Most of them don’t want to remember that period of their life.

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  26. BWard says:

    Such a Clust for revenge

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  27. Reaper Phoenix says:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Now that they mentioned Lena, I wonder how strong she is. She used to spar daily with Rudel after all. Hope we see her again soon.

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  28. darkstrolm says:

    Thank you for the translation. All hail the Mighty and Exalted Yoraikun.

    but even for me, black flamres are impossible.’

    flamres < flames

    There were even some who through down their lives over them,

    thorough down < threw down

    To the elves who usually kept level-headed, dark elf periods were the greatest embaarassments of their lives.

    embaarassments < embarrassments

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  29. Ryuutobi says:

    I can understand that the victory Eunius has serious injury, (victor)

    And sensing its contractor’s felings, (feelings)

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  30. gospelkiru says:

    I’m totally addicted to this.
    Thanks for the chapter.

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  31. Nyesh says:

    Thanks for the chapter.

    So all elves go through a chuuni stage during which they are called ‘dark elves’? That is hilarious. But what I really liked was her dragon’s response – teasing her about about not being able to breath black fire.

    I can see things going one of two ways: 1) Chlust learned his lesson (the hard way), and is now a better person. He defeats Fritz, is magnanimous about it, a better person, etc. Unlikely, but possible. 2) Chlust learned – only how to use a sword. He beats Fritz, brutally taking revenge using the match as an excuse to go overboard. His actions solidify Aileen’s hatred of the Arses family and its heirs, especially once she learned Chlust was trained for weeks by his elder brother. Perhaps she will think Chlust also learned his attitude from his elder brother.

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  32. Kasinki says:

    Can’t wait for Chlust’s transformation 😀

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  33. boartank says:

    Are Dark Elves same as Hauria Tribe? Chuun chunnnibyouuuuuu

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  34. anarchydev says:

    WTH.. Dark elf period is a thing in this story?

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  35. V4G4X says:

    Thank you for the chapters!
    You guys are on Fire recently!

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  36. Fina is really the best girl, she plans ahead to prevent any unforeseen situation. While Izumi just sit there, supporting Rudel none..

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  37. Thx for the Chappy ~!

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  38. habib1100 says:

    Thanks for doing this chapter! 😎

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  39. Thanks for the chapter

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