The Demon King’s Answer Sheet [Part 2]
There would have been a torn page with information about this.
I decided to skip it for now and start with the other questions, but other than the second question, there was nothing else I didn’t know the answer to.
I wrote “Fran the Love Fairy” as the answer to the second question and put down my pen.
Misha and the others were still staring at the test, still moving their pens.
I decided to wait lazily until the test was over.
Soon, the sound of bells and bells rang out.
“That’s enough. I will collect the quiz.”
Book Fairy Leeran closed on its own, picked up a pen, and walked briskly towards the large tree again. It climbed up the tree and went into the leaves.
The branches of the tree rocked and swayed loudly.
“Hmm. Now, let me announce the results of the test.”
The great tree of Eniyunien said in a stern voice after quickly grading the results.
“Eges Code, eighty-five points.”
Eges, the Dark Lord, looked at me as if this was it.
“Kaihilam Jiste, eighty-one points.”
Kaihilam’s other persona, Jiste, sighed in relief.
“Gilisiris Dello, ninety-seven points.”
As if grinning, the Scarlet Monument King Gilisiris contorts his gelatinous face.
“Anos Voldigoad, that’s brilliant. A perfect score of one hundred.”
Hmm. I wasn’t sure about the second question, but I guess it was a hit.
“Misha Necron, also brilliant, perfect score of one hundred.”
Misha blinked her eyes.
“Sasha Necron is also a perfect 100.”
Sasha gave me a dubious look.
“Eleonore Bianca, a score of 127.”
The one who raised his voice was Gilisiris, the Scarlet Monument King.
“…Let’s see, 100 is the perfect score, and you got 127?”
Eleonore looked surprised.
“Zeshia Bianca, that’s a perfect score of 150. That’s great.”
“…I’ve never gotten more than a perfect score…”
Eniyunien’s Great Tree continued to announce the scores of my subordinates, all of whom had more than a hundred points.
“Hmm. You are an excellent group of students to have achieved so much in such a short time. As promised, I shall grant you the qualification to participate in the trials of the spirits.”
“No, no, no, no, I don’t know what you’re talking about…”
The Scarlet Monument King Gilisiris stood up and shook his head from side to side as he said.
“It is indeed strange that all of them scored over 100 points. Isn’t there some kind of cheating going on here?”
“I’ve been keeping a close eye on them, but there’s no such thing as cheating.”
“No, no, no, this is unthinkable. Isn’t the perfect score a hundred points?”
“Indeed. But if there are additional points, the score can exceed 100.”
“I don’t understand what kind of points were added to make that happen. For example, wasn’t there some sort of a private deal?”
The face that appeared on the large tree furrowed its brow.
“As a great tree of education, I would never commit an injustice.”
“If you’re sure there’s no cheating, why don’t you show me your answers? I’ll check for any irregularities. It doesn’t make any sense to me.”
“Yes, that’s fine. See for yourself.”
As soon as Eniyunien’s big tree said that, Book Fairy Leeran fell with a thud.
“It’s no use, King Scarlet Monument. I haven’t done anything dishonest.”
“Well, that’s like admitting that you’re being dishonest, isn’t it?”
Gilisiris uses his magic to open several books simultaneously.
He flicked them with his fingertips and flipped through the pages.
Gilisiris pointed to a page.
It was Sasha’s answer.
“Eniyunien, what does this mean? The answer to Q27 should be [dead man of lava]. Yet the answer written here is [Dietrich]. The two are completely different spirits, aren’t they?”
“Mm. But when I saw the answer, I thought that there was another interpretation. There are times in life when there is more than one answer. Sometimes you find a new answer. In that sense, [Dietrich] is also correct.”
Gilisiris contorted his gelatinous face and pointed to another answer.
It was Eleonore’s.
“Now, can you explain this one to me? It’s Q15, and it’s about the number of spirits in relation to fishing. The correct answer is . However, the answer says .”
“Hmm. Well, if you think about it, Gisla, Meto, Anouye, and Beulah are the four spirits of the ship. I decided that the spirits of the ship could be deemed countable to be related to fishing. Therefore, I have awarded 20 points for the correct answer and for bringing it to my attention.”
“That’s ridiculous… is that even worth awarding a point?”
“Is that strange?”
“Then what about this?!”
Raising his voice, Gilisiris pointed at Zeshia’s answer sheet.
“Qs. 7, 9, 17, 51, and 67 have [Understood] written on them. Isn’t it strange that you granted 150 points for these?”
“That candidate is being honest about what they don’t know. It’s not easy to do that. It’s also a good answer. I gave it fifty points for its sincerity.”
He must have realized that something was indeed wrong.
“…don’t, tell, me…this is…?”
Gilisiris slowly turns to me.
“Did you think you couldn’t get a perfect score just because the answer was wrong?”
The Scarlet Monument King’s voice trembles in what could be described as astonishment.
“…Venuzudonoa…outside of combat…?”
“I don’t remember saying I couldn’t use it.”
Using Origin Magic , I summoned the Demon King’s Castle above the Great Tree of Eniyunien while grading. Therefore this place is already under the influence of my private domain, the Sword of Annihilation.
With its power, it destroyed the logic behind awarding marks for the wrong answers, only under my control.
“I told you. I’m not cheating. I just destroyed the logic that just because you made a mistake doesn’t mean you can’t get a point.”
Even if he dodged the sword, in front of the sword of annihilation he would be cut down, even if he answered incorrectly, then it would be as good as a correct answer, and even easier to get points.
Even a blank answer which supposedly gives zero points can be turned into a hundred points.
In humiliation, Gilisiris distorted his face into a squirming mess.
However, he realized that there was nothing he could do about it, so he did not pursue the injustice any further.
What a strange coincidence.
I never showed Venuzudonoa to the Scarlet Monument King.
Just like with Zelga, it seems that someone was leaking information about me.
The only people who are alive right now after seeing the Sword of Annihilation are Nousgalia and the masked demon tribe that showed up at the Demon Sword Tournament.
Either of them most likely told the Scarlet Monument King.
“Well, Scarlet Monument King. As per our agreement, you will answer me.”
I asked Gilisiris, with his gelatinous face once again distorted as if it was stained with humiliation.
“Who is this [Superior] of yours?”
In a test with a perfect score of 100 points, I’m going to make sure I get 150 points, and that’s what the Demon King is all about…