Katariona Is Forcibly Taken to the Magic Attribute Judgement (With Fluffy God)
On the carriage ride to the Magic Academy, I was running a simulation of the tea party in my mind. Would the other nobles be attending? If so, that would be lucky. As a wallflower, I probably won’t have many chances to talk to the Crown Prince. Would I be able to meet her? I hope that I can meet my only best friend in my previous life at…
“Rio is even cuter than usual today.”
Father is in that mood again. Normally, he is a calm and collected father, but in fact, he is a disappointing father who adores his daughter.
“It’s because the dress from Sandorion is cute, and Marie’s skills are good. Father.”
“That’s not true. Rio looks like her mother, so I’m sure she’ll be very beautiful and popular in the future. If someone comes to ask for my daughter one day, your father will probably kill them.”
Father chuckled and revealed a sinister smile. It is scary.
“Husband, if you keep saying things like this, Rio will be late.”
Mother let out an exasperated sigh.
“If Rio is late, she can just stay at the residence.”
My brother keeps me with the smile of an angel, but I have no intention of doing so, even if I were to miss my departure. First of all, I feel sorry for the person who will become Brother’s wife. She would have a nagging mother-in-law living with her. Well, I don’t intend to be overly fussy.
“If that happens, I’ll set up my own studio. There’s something I’d like to experiment with.”
“Are you going to be in the beauty business?”
“Something like that. By the way, what do you think your attributes are?”
Not wanting to get any further into it, I decided to change the subject.
“Hm. I think it might be wind.”
In our country, it is forbidden to use magic until the age of ten. At that point, the magic attribute determination ceremony is held, and until the age of thirteen, when the student is enrolled in a magic academy, the student is assigned a tutor to learn the basics. After entering the academy, they train according to their attributes and choose their future path.
But I have been using more and more magic secretly.
My brother was a powerful wind magic user in my previous life and had mastered the art of fighting by imparting magic to his sword. He was scouted by the Magic Academy and the Order of Knights, but he turned them all down and devoted himself to running the estate. The reason was that he wanted to be with his beloved fiancée. I guess he inherited that disappointing part from Father.
I casually appraised my brother and found that he had a magical attribute of wind. I’m not sure if he’s going to be a disappointing nobleman in this life too.
“Wind magic? It’s good at attacking among the four major attributes. I hope you’re right, Sieg.”
“I want to use earth magic like my father. Our territory is rich in resources, and it will be useful in developing fertilizer for grain.”
Father has the magic attribute of earth magic, and Mother has the magic attribute of ice magic. I hope you’re right, Sieg.
“You are lucky to have such an excellent successor.”
My father nodded his head in satisfaction. Both of them are excellent as lords. However, I think it’s better to dote on them in moderation.
* * * * *
We were able to easily pass through the gates of the Magic Academy. I was relieved to see that Leon, who had disguised himself and was standing next to me, was not recognized.
“It’s no big deal. It’s just a human-made magic tool. Heh~”
As expected of a god. It is a good thing that you are so smug. I broke in a cold sweat. Even though Leon said it was okay, I was afraid that the gate would detect it.
“What were you going to do if the gate detected you?”
“Destroy it, of course.”
Oh, thank goodness! Thank goodness you didn’t get detected by the gate…
In the magic attribute judgment ceremony venue, there is a magic tool for attribute judgment in the center. It’s a large transparent crystal ball. It’s called a Magic Attribute Ball. When you hold your hand over the ball and let the magic power pass through, the color changes according to your attribute.
Fire is red, water is white, wind is blue, and earth is brown. Light shines gold, and darkness turns black. Non-attributes remain transparent. Things that have two or more attributes are divided into several colors. If the color is indistinct, such as reddish vermilion or bluish light blue, it is derivative magic and will be appraised by the judge.
The attendants’ family members are divided into three groups: the nobles sit in the balconies on the second floor and above, the wealthy sit in the seats behind the crystal ball, and the common people stand.
The Marquis of Grandeur is second in rank only to the Duke, so he is seated on the third floor in the front, where he can easily be seen. The Crown Prince was to be judged on his magical attributes this time, so the royals were seated in the royal seats in the front. The king, queen, and the Crown Prince’s sister, Princess Christina, were seated in their own seats.
“Then let’s start the magic attribute judgment. First, His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Richard Allen Vin Findalia! Please hold your hand in front of the magic attribute judgment ball.”
With the judge’s signal to begin the ritual, the Crown Prince’s attribute judgment is the first to begin. The Crown Prince stepped forward in front of the magic attribute test ball and held out his hand to let the magic power pass through. It was divided into two colors, red and blue. The red shone particularly brightly. This means that he is a powerful user of fire magic.
“His Royal Highness, Prince Richard Allen Vin Findalia, possesses the dual attributes of fire and wind magic.
The judge writes on the document. What? How about the appraisal eye?
“Oh! As expected of His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince! Having two magic attributes, I look forward to your future.”
The surrounding nobles applauded.
“Leon. Is the appraisal eye not magic?”
I asked Leon through telekinesis.
“The appraisal eye is a special eye. That crystal ball can only detect magic power. It is likely that other special powers that enhance the body will also be judged as having no attributes.”
By the way, His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince, said, “It’s a secret,” when he talked about having the Appraisal Eye. Since the judge has an “appraisal eye”, he must be self-reporting.
I’m sure it’s…
“The next one is the son of the Marquise of Grandeur. Siegfried Yurie Grandeur! Please hold your hand in front of the magic attribute judgment ball.”
This year, it seems that there are no magic attribute participants from the duchy this year. So, after the Crown Prince, my brother was called in.
When my brother put his hand in front of the magic attribute test ball and let the magic power pass through, it shone a bright blue. This is a sign of powerful wind magic.
“The son of the Marquis of Grandeur. Siegfried Yurie Grandor possesses the attribute of wind magic.”
Applause broke out once again from the surroundings.
“Sieg is a wind magician, after all.”
“Yes. The color was shining brightly, so his magical power must be very powerful.”
Father and Mother applauded and smiled happily at each other.
The judge read out the name of the next person to be judged for attributes. The next one seems to be the Countess. This year, there were about 50 examinees, including royalty, nobility, and commoners, and the magic attribute judgment was over.
* * * * *
When we arrived at the royal palace, my parents said they were going to greet the Prime Minister and took my brother and me to the Prime Minister’s office. It seems that they have already made an appointment.
“Why do you need to see the Prime Minister?”
“The current Prime Minister, Francis Steart, Duke of Pulford, is Mother’s brother. In other words, he’s my uncle.”
While exchanging a few words with Leon, I arrived at the office of the Prime Minister. When I knocked on the door, I heard a voice saying, “Come in.” It was my uncle’s voice.
“Excuse me. It’s been a long time, brother-in-law.”
“Oh! Alex and Ellie. It’s been a long time.”
My father’s name is Alexis Carl Grandeur. His nickname is Alex. My mother’s name is Eleonora Marie Grandeur. Her nickname is Ellie.
Uncle Francis is a handsome, intelligent man with similar features to Mother’s, with platinum hair, green eyes, and a monocle. Before his marriage, he was a nobleman who made many young ladies cry…
Uncle got up from his desk and rushed to Father and Mother, giving them each a hug.
“You’re Siegfried, aren’t you? You’ve grown up. How did your magic attribute test go today?”
“It’s been a long time, Uncle. I’m a wind magician.”
“I see. Wind magic is one of the most powerful of the four attributes. You’re lucky, Alex. You have an excellent successor.”
He gave my brother a hug and a pat on the head. Next, he turns to me and puts his left hand on his abdomen and his right hand behind his back, giving me a gentleman’s bow. He treated me like a lady to which I gave a curtsey.
“Is this lovely lady over here, Katariona? I haven’t seen her since she was three years old. You look lovely, just like Ellie.”
My uncle gave me a hug and a big sloppy kiss on the cheek. There it is. The attack on how much I love my niece…
My uncle would ignore his work every time he went to the castle and came to see me in my previous life. And when I was falsely accused, he was the one who worked hard to gather evidence of my innocence.
“There are a lot of people that adore you, Rio.”
“…Seems to be the case.”
I can’t see it, but I can kind of tell that Leon has a dumbfounded look on his face.
“You were invited to a tea party hosted by His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince, today, right?”
My uncle, who had finally stopped his hands, which were trying to touch me, got right to the point. While sitting in front of my family on the U-shaped sofa, I was somehow placed on my uncle’s lap. My uncle doesn’t have any daughters, so I understand why he loves me so much…
“Yeah. Sieg and Rio have been invited. We’ve been told to wait in the anteroom, but I’m worried.”
“I’ve prepared a room with a good view of the tea ceremony, in case you are worried. Naturally, I will be there.”
Uncle. You’re abusing your authority.
“I heard that Her Highness, Princess Christina, will be attending the tea ceremony.”
Eh? Her Royal Highness Christina?
TL: Hope you enjoy the chapter!