Chapter 4 : Abilities are average
What cause that ridiculous amount of water?
Adele thought while lying on the bed.
From the description of magic that I heard from God and thinking about this world’s [common sense of this world], what reason can be expected?
One, my own magic power… my actual Vicious Mind wave’s radiation intensity and durability is large…
… However, my magic power is supposed to be [average]
Two, my visualization is very strong, magic is efficiently expressed.
… There is a possibility. Due to modern knowledge’s influence.
However, is it efficient only for that power? A little hard to think1.
Three, other factors.
That time, did anything change? In addition to spell casting.
Indeed, I mutter it in my heart.
Could it be, nanomachines respond to that?
That is foolish… , no, nanomachines are that self proclaimed God like being’s creation, the performance could not be compared to those that has been studied on Earth’s medical field. For example, it wouldn’t b e strange if each one of it have artificial intelligence abilities. To embody the received people’s Vicious Mind wave, it would not be possible with just a single-function machine.
Usually, Vicious Mind wave do not have a sequence to execute the spell, the nanomachines themselves decided the execution by their own, probably, when you said the spell name.
… There is a possibility.
However, there is no time to confirm it.
There is danger of runaway magic if I was to try out magic in a place like this and it is unnatural for someone to rent a training field before the school admission. And then, suddenly an idea came.
“Ah, I wish to hear the nanomachines directly….”
“If you have any question, I will answer2”
Surprised by the sudden voice that whispered at her ear, Adele jump and her head hit the wall.
Guu, Adele crouch on the bed and clutch her head.
“If you have any question, I will answer”
The mysterious voice pursues!
However, it is the only one that will repeat its sentence in this situation.
Adele realizes it, and fearfully replies.
“Yes, the Creator has referred me as such”
Back at Earth, it only takes several decades for computer to go from the size as big as building to palmtop size. And nanomachines are already being developed.
In that consideration, the nanomachines created by that God-like being that exist earlier than human being, how good is the performance, I can’t imagine.
However, answering human is relatively simple, that much Adele understands. I wonder if they’re just replying based on the programmed words3, I don’t know if they’re granted with real personality.
While she is surprised, she knows that this is a great chance to know, Adele brace herself and ask.
“I want to know the reason why my magic power reached an unbelievable level.”
“Please wait for a little while…”
The nanomachines tell her the answer in just a few seconds.
“According to data queries result, in you previous magic exercise, order of the instruction has been clearly instructed to the nanomachines, thus the efficiency had been higher than usual.”
As I thought, Adele is relieved to found the cause.
“So, how much is the effect is amplified?”
“Approximately 3.27 times”
Compare to that phenomenon, the magnification is too small.
“Th, then, compare to the average 10-years old, why is it unusually powerful?”
“It is simply because your Vicious Mind wave output is powerful and the phenomenon’s image is clear and concrete. Especially the Vicious Mind wave output, it is half of the strongest output in this world that belongs to ancient dragon species.”
Huh, Adele can’t believe her own ears.
“Whose, what is, half of what?”
“Yours, Vicious Mind wave output, ancient dragon species, about half.”
The nanomachines purposely separated its answer.
“Co, compare to human being?”
“Compare to average human being’s magical power, it is about 6 thousands 8 hundred times.”
Patari. (Sound effect of someone falling flat)
Adele lies down flat on the bed.
After a while, Adele finally resurrected and asks various questions to nanomachines.
Because she wants to learn magic normally, she didn’t hear a lot of information from God, but this has become different story. Since threading this poorly will lead to a catastrophe, she must listen properly to grasp the situation.
“… to sum it up, what human being called magic power is the Vicious Mind wave’s radiation strength, it’s retention and overall clarity. If you compare it to voice it is something like, the volume, durability to hoarse4 and voice clarity. The clarity of visualization, rather than the strength of magic, it is the classification of the technique used. Technique is not innate, it is something cultivated with training.
So, the whole reason why I’m ahead… Visualization clarity can be satisfied with modern knowledge, then what about the others (radiation strength & durability)… Ah!”
Unfortunately she knows.
What the nanomachines said.
“The Vicious Mind wave output, it is half of the strongest output in this world that belongs to ancient dragon species”
… That is in short, in this world I’m approximately in the middle of zero magic person and maximum magic person.
Average of the minimum and maximum value.
Gan Gan Gan! (Hitting sound effect)
Adele struck her head onto the wall.
“Wrong! That is wrong! That is not the definition of average!! I, I, want to live as an average girllllllll!!”
Once again, it is not even the median.
Whether because calculating the average value of everything is troublesome, or because human cannot imagine the vast number that is the God’s [average].
Or maybe because God is concerned about Misato’s safety and [purposely did it] as a service …
After a while, Adele calms down and continues to gather information.
“Until now, did anyone else ask question to nanomachine-san?”
“First of all, because most people did not know about our existence, there are not many that talk directly to us. In addition, even if someone did, we are not allowed to answer to those whose authority is less than level 3.”
“What is authority?”
“The authority to use us. Including human, usually initial level of an organism is set to level 1, ancient dragon is level 2, sometimes level 3. In the past, there are human who has reached level 3, but it is very rare.
Although that person has reach level 3 just before dying of old age, apparently that person thought that our words comes from the spirit of magic and it seems like everyone who have heard of the story has pass away.
In order to reach someone’s brain(mind), our appearance is created by sending signals directly the retina, voice is conveyed by directly vibrating the eardrums…”
“Err, then, that means…”
“Yes, other than optical hallucination, it seems like we are thought as auditory hallucination as well. Right now you look like a weird person who is talking alone.”
“It’s alright. Both rooms on the side are empty.” (The room on the left and right of Adele’s room)
The nanomachines told Adele who is looking at the left and right wall hurriedly.
“If you wish, we can also be heard by other by vibrating the air, and by refracting the light, it is also possible to project a provisional appearance…”
“No, right now, n-no….”
I’m just an average girl that has no business with spirit-san
This time I’m going to learn a lot, then as long as nothing drastic happen, I’m not going to summon the nanomachines.
Adele is thinking like that.
“Ah, come to think about it, the fact that you answer my question, am I level 3?”
“The esteemed Creator-sama have the highest authority level, which is level 10, your level is 5.”
Yes yes, the middle of 0 and 10 is average. I thought so.
“So, what are the classified information (prohibited matters) for my level?”
“Magic invocation limit(ban) is applied on unlimited growth to bacteria and viruses, nuclear fission and nuclear fusion, radiation, and other things that will affect our existence.”
“Oh, that kind of things… It is obvious isn’t it.”
Adele continues the question for a while, and then there is a big harvest.
Item box. When ask whether there is a dimensional storage magic that capable of keeping stored item against deterioration as time elapsed, answer that there, in the numerous dimensions, are a number of different world dimension in which space-time continuum has been crushed, thus there is no concept of time itself. If you place things onto a hole that leads to those dimensions, it can substitute for an item box, so it said. Because it is a different dimension, there is no need to spend energy to maintain it. Nanomachines will take care of the storing and retrieving process.
Magicians of certain level is capable of using [storage], inside of that, time elapsed and capacity is also limited, though it seems to be useful, I’m thankful that my pseudo item box can be used in public by pretending to be [storage]. Of course not only the pseudo item box, I also intend to use [storage] along with it.
Including the trick to use magic output on par with normal people, Adele have finish listening to nanomachines and thanked it.
“Thank you very much. Seems like I can somehow go on as an average girl.”
“Average… girl is it?”
What a thing to say by the nanomachines, Adele inflated her cheek.
“I’m an average girl, let’s live normally, place hand in ordinary happiness!”
“…. I wish you good luck”
Adele that has finish the conversation with nanomachines, suddenly notice something and get anxious.
Until now, there is nothing that felt particularly abnormal, somehow suddenly anxiety have welled up.
Although it is a good coin, its verdict is unfortunate.
Even though she was looking for other hard object, she could only see the metal handle of the closet. Reluctantly she firmly collects the coin with her finger, then put force and…
Kunyari (Snapping sound effect)
Yeah, I wonder if the force is also half of the ancient dragon?
1しかし、効率だけであの威力か？少し考えづらい. (Shikashi, kōritsu dake de ano iryoku ka? Sukoshi kangae dzurai.) Not sure about this one.
2 The nanomachines are speaking in a very formal manner… actually every line that nanomachine said is very formal
3 Like NPC
4 How long can you shout till you’re hoarse
I have a good laugh at this chapter xD
As I said on chapter 1, this is the last chapter that I'll translate.
I apologize for grammatical mistake and mistranslation and even though it is short, I hope you guys enjoy this :).
Kryisme is picking this up, you guys can read the next chapter here