The Demon King’s Answer Sheet
One week later–
A face floated on the large tree in the podium as the sound of bells and chimes was heard.
The voice of the great tree Eniyunien sounded hoarse.
“Well then, I’ll be giving you a quiz today.”
Something fell from the large tree with a clatter.
They were white books. They sprouted stick-like arms and legs and slowly started to walk.
It was the Book Fairy Leeran.
One by one, they came up to the students and opened the books themselves.
On the first page, it was written, [Spirit School Quizzes].
“As you can see, the questions for the quizzes are written in that Book, Fairy Leeran. You can use the special quill to write your answers directly on it. Cheating, such as looking at the answers of other students, is prohibited. If you are found cheating, you will be taken into the crater of the Volcanic Spirit Idoam.”
Book Fairy Leeran removed the quill that had been attached to it, and held it out to each of the students.
I picked up the quill.
“The time limit is one hour. You may begin.”
Another bell rang, and the quiz began.
I opened my question book, and there was the first question written on it.
[Look carefully and think carefully. A Spirit is a Spirit, but what kind of Spirit isn’t based on a rumor?]
Hmm. I don’t know why, but it seems to be more of a challenge than I thought.
Rather than a question, it was more of a riddle.
I memorized all the Spirits in the Green Book.
Misha and the others had also memorized them, but for those who couldn’t, such as Zeshia and the fan unions, I used magic to plant memories in their minds.
At the very least, they would not forget until this test was over.
In a normal test, it would have been easy to get a perfect score, but when it came to riddles, it was a completely different story. Even if you know the answer, you wouldn’t be able to figure it out without using your brain to think and ponder.
The answer to this first question is [There is no such thing as spirits], if you think about it normally.
In the first place, the definition of a spirit is something whose origin was created based on rumor and folklore, and which (it) arose in this world. If it is not based on rumor, it therefore cannot be recognized as a spirit.
But that in itself would be a mistake.
The correct answer to this first question is therefore [Jijake, the Six-Legged Spirit].
Jijake is an ancient spirit word that means “not a rumor”. In other words, it is a spirit that is not based on rumors in terms of language. Of course, it’s just a pun.
The best evidence that the answer is indeed [Jijake] is the mysterious cube drawn right below the question.
There are six lines sticking out, though only slightly. It’s definitely a bad drawing, but I’m pretty sure it’s the foot of Jijake, the Six-Legged Spirit.
I guess the phrase “look carefully and think carefully” refers to this picture.
Although I noticed it, I doubt if anyone else had noticed.
The reason why the Scarlet Monument King took the bet so easily was probably because he knew that the test in the Spirit School was of this kind.
He must have been quite certain that even if someone were to research the spirits within the scope of the questions and pass their memories to their subordinates, it would not be a problem that could not be solved.
Should he apply to and tell everyone the answer?
From what I had read in the Green book, the Great Tree of Eniyunien had a magical eye for detecting injustice and foul play, a characteristic of the Spirit of Education. In its body, it would be even more powerful.
However, with my magic power, I would be able to deceive even that.
“I’m sorry, Demon Lord. I can see your thoughts with my very eyes.”
The Scarlet Monument King Gilisiris said as he ran his pen without hesitation.
The next moment, a huge stone broke through the earth and grew groggily in the four corners of the classroom.
A scarlet monument stone. It was a magical tool made by the Scarlet Monument King.
“It’s a monument that has been saving up magic power for the past two thousand years.”
On the scarlet inscription stone, magical characters float.
It’s the magic of . Its effect is to enhance the magic eye of the Enyunien’s Great Tree, only in this classroom.
If you add the power of the Scarlet King’s inscription stone, which stored magical power for 2,000 years, to the magical eye of the Enyunien tree’s ability to detect injustice, it would be difficult to deceive the magic eye.
It would be easy to get away with it once or twice, but it would be extremely difficult to tell Misha and the others all the answers.
“Hmm. It seems that you haven’t just been playing around for two thousand years, King Scarlet.”
“I don’t know if I have time to play around. With less than an hour left, your roots are mine.”
The Scarlet Monument King Gilisiris distorted his gelatinous face as he said triumphantly.
“You are so quick-witted. You can dream at best.”
“Ah, my Lord. I hope you’re concentrating on your test.”
Eniyunien’s large tree snapped to attention.
For now, I should keep quiet.
But what to do?
It would be difficult to inform everyone under my command the answer.
But there was little chance that all of them would be able to score more than ninety points on their own.
So, there was only one way.
If it were possible, I would have preferred to conserve my magic power, but in this case there was no choice.
The magic eye of the Great Tree of Eniyunien was directed into its own body, the school house of the spirits. In other words, if you were physically outside it, it would not be possible for it to detect injustice. Well, I doubt it would make any difference even if they could detect by seeing through it.
I turned my attention to the next question while deploying a magic circle outside the great tree of Eniyunien.
[Love is memory, memory is love. What is the name of the spirit that wanders in search of love?]
Hmm. I didn’t figure this one out.
There are no spirits in the Green Book that correspond to this question.
If the scope of the question was the Green Book, then by process of elimination, the answer would be [Fran the Love Fairy]?