When I returned to my seat Emilia said
“Candidates please stand up . ”
All the students who had previously raised their hands stood up .
5 people including me . At a quick glance none of them particularity interested me but upon closer inspection one of the girls caught my eye . A blonde twin tail with blue eyes .
She looks strong minded with good features and a good stature . She’s actually similar to Misha but most importantly their magical wavelengths are similar .
“Well then, before you start grouping up, students who are running as team leaders please introduce yourselves . We’ll start with………Sasha-san . ”
The twin tail from earlier huh . She smiles with a determined expression .
“I’m from the Necron family and a direct descendant of one of the original 7 demon emperors Aivis Necron . I’m Sahsa Necron the witch of ruin . Pleased to make your acquaintance . ”
She grips the edge of her skirt and bows elegantly .
Though Misha appears to only be absentmindedly listening to Sasha her eyes are locked on her .
“When she says Necron?”
“… . . Older sister……”
I see . The older sister she doesn’t know if she’s on good terms with or not .
Sasha’s in black clothes so she’s a pureblood while Misha is in white .
That means .
When I asked Misha shook he head .
“………Same parents…… . . ”
“Then aren’t you a pureblood as well Misha?”
“There are other reasons apart from pedigree for someone to be in white clothes . ”
Misha is silent for a moment before speaking .
“…… . My family decided it…… . . ”
“The Necron family . ”
Fumu . What kind of circumstances do you have to treat only one of your daughters as royalty?
Pedigree is a very important thing in this era . It’s strange .
It’s bothering me now .
“Arnos-kun . It’s your turn . ”
While talking to Misha the others have done their introduction and it’s my turn now .
Whatever, I guess I’ll hear about it in due course .
First off let’s introduce myself . I turn towards the students and declare in a dignified manner
“I’m the Demon King of Tyranny Arnos Voldigod . I’ll tell you all right now that the name of the demon king you believe in is wrong . The real name is Arnos Voldigod . Not that any of you will believe me . I don’t blame you though . In time, you will understand . Pleased to meet you . ”
The classroom falls silent at my self-introduction . Liorg told me that to call myself the founder was disrespectful . Now I’ve told them that the name is wrong as well .
Nobody looks directly at me but keeps sneaking glances and whispering about what’s this inept person saying .
Even Emilia who is in a position to tell me off ignored it and carried on talking . Was it because of what I did a while back? (1)
“Okay, your self-introductions have ended . All students who didn’t run please go to the team leader who you prefer . You don’t know each other yet so don’t mind first impressions . There are no number restrictions for the teams so don’t worry about being too large . ”
The students stand up at her words and move to the people they like .
“It’s possible to change groups at any time, however, it’s up to the team leader to accept a new member or not . Also, if a team leader loses all their members they will lose their position . ”
Seems like another mechanism to test the ability of those that would lead .
“Hey, oi . What will you do?”
“It’s got to be Sasha-sama after all . ”
“It seems so . The witch of ruin . Another hopeful in the chaos generation . Some people are saying that she’s the founder reincarnated . ”
“Yeah, I’d heard that too . The owner of huge magic power and powerful magic . ”
Fumu . That girl Sasha is also one of the chaos generation?
Whatever . The founder is me though she does seem to have a lot of magic power like rumoured .
On that token evidence, most of the students move to Sasha .
Misha who was sitting next to me stands up . For a moment she looks at Sasha then looks at me with her usual deadpan expression .
“If you want to go to your older sister, you may go . ”
*Furufuru* Misha shakes her head .
“………Arnos’ group is good…… . ”
“…… . . Nn……”
“I’m saved . ”
Misha looks a little bit shy and says
“…… . Because we’re friends……”
“That’s right . ”
It seems Misha is my only member though we are still qualified as a group . (2)
What’s happened to the others? I could just use magic to gather and compel more members but wheres the fun in that?
While thinking along those lines a blonde girl pushes through the crowds .
It’s Sasha .
“Arnos Voldigod was it? Nice to meet you . ” (3)
“Aah . ”
She gazed at Misha for a moment .
“You only seem to have one member and its a defective doll-san at that . ”
Fumu . Suddenly picking a fight with this me-sama . It seems this woman’s not right in the head .
“When you say defective doll, are you referring to Misha?”
“Is there anyone else in your group?”
*Fufu* Sasha looks down on me while laughing .
“Don’t you know? That child isn’t a mazoku but she’s not human either . Like I said earlier she’s a defective doll-san . No life, no soul, no will . Just a trash doll that only works due to magic . ”
A magic doll?
She said their parents were the same . Was she created using their blood?
Well, whatever . There are many, many ways of creating magic dolls . There’s even a way of creating a magic doll by a mazoku actually giving birth to it .
If you are any good the doll will really be alive .
“What about it?”
“…… . What do you mean?… . . ”
“If you think that a magic doll has no life nor soul then your understanding of magic is pitifully shallow . Concentrate your demon eyes even further and stare into the abyss . ”
A surprised expression quickly crossed her face before she laughed fearlessly .
“I’ll give you some advice . If you stay by such a cursed doll-san something bad will happen . Nee, you understand that right?”
I snort through my nose and laugh .
“Kukuku, kuhahahaha . What…that… . . is that a threat? To this me?”
Sasha starts to glare at me .
“Nee . You . Do you want to die?”
Magic formations appear in Sasha’s blue eyes .
The students watching on in interest start to panic .
“Oi, this is bad . That fellow meeting eyes with Sasha-sama . ”
“……What do you mean?”
“You don’t know? The demon eyes of Sasha-sama are special . . If she invokes them then everything in her field of vision will turn to ruin if she wills it . You disintegrate . That’s why Sasha-sama is called the witch of ruin . ” (4)
I see . Is it an idiosyncrasy? Misha is good with it and Sasha is good with it . It seems the Necron family has the magical characteristic to specialise in demon eyes .
Anyway, it won’t work against me .
“… . . No way……”
“What’s wrong? Have you got bored of this staring game?”
I glare back at Sasha . My eyes fill with magic and spell formations appear in them .
“Your eye’s… . . no way…… . you… . . ”
“What’s up? Did you think you could do something I couldn’t do? Let me give you some pointers on how to use . ”
I was saying some good lines but Sasha’s magic technique is still immature . I’ll teach her something for future reference .
“Let me show you the true ”
“…… . . Ah……… . ah…… . ”
No one in the classroom disintegrates and at a glance, Sasha is fine as well . What I destroyed with my demon eyes is her impertinent mind .
“I can’t believe it……that fellow matched eyes with Sasha-sama and he’s fine . ”
“… . . I . Years ago I matched eyes with Sasha-sama by mistake while she had them invoked . I was in a coma for a year……… . . ”
“That fellows a white clothes plus he’s an inept person, however, he has exceptional knowledge of magic ceremonies and excellent anti-magic capabilities . ”
Fumu . This classroom sure is noisy .
“… . . In fact . There’s a gag order in place so the story won’t spread but I was watching that fellows entrance exam . Arnos was performing instant death spells on Liorg-sama . ”
“Eeeeeh!? On that great demon emperor…… . . instant death!?”
“Before that, he was trivially killing Zepes . ”
“Killed? Seriously? He killed them!?”
“Aah, and after that, he revived them . ”
“And killed them again . ”
“Killed them again……… . ”
“Zepes was then turned into a zombie and made to kill Liorg-sama . He turned him into charcoal . ”
“Suc… . such a thing . ”
“… . . Eh? I’m sure I saw Liorg-sama after the entrance exam though . ”
“Yeah, he revived them both afterwards . ”
“What’s going on? I can’t keep up…… . ”
Whatever . This is enough for now .
“How long are you going to stay senile? It’s only the outer layer of your mind I disintegrated . The core of your mind is still firm . ”
I lightly touch Sasha’s head and waken her mind .
Suddenly her eyes moved and caught mine .
“… . . You . Who are you?…… . ”
“Didn’t I already introduce myself?”
I laugh a bold laugh and she glares at me in vexation .
“By the way Sasha, you have pretty good magic power . Won’t you join my group?”
Was it an unexpected line? Her eyes open widely and she appeared to be at a loss for words .
(1) I guess at the moment everyone is seeing him as this worlds equivalent of Megumin . Powerful but an oddball .
(2) Quality, not quantity .
(3) She uses Gokigenyou to great Arnos which (in anime and manga anyway) is normally heard from rich and privileged ladies in private schools .
(4) Thank you random exposition student .