The third day of the school festival.
Today is the day of the treasure hunt competition, which is the actual day for me.
“I’m scared of Seika …”
It is one of the highlights of the school festival, and despite the entry fee, many students are gathering at the starting venue.
I’m motivated and well prepared.
After all, there are big prizes.
“Yes, please listen to everyone.”
Under the blue sky, a female student acting as the moderator raises her voice.
“I hid a lot of treasure chests on the grounds of this school. You now have a piece of paper with hints on it, right? Those hints tell you where the first treasure chest is. Inside the first treasure chest is a piece of paper with hints for the second treasure chest, inside the second treasure chest is the third, and inside the third treasure chest is the winner Hidden hints for treasure chests with prizes. “
The moderator female student continues.
“There are many types of hints that you have, but some are duplicated, and the number of treasure chests decreases as you progress through the first, second, and third, so how quickly you can solve the hints and treasure chests. It will be a race to reach. Of course, only one team can get the winning prize! “
I look at the paper at hand.
“There is no water in the river, no trees in the forest, no houses in the city.”
This is the only hint.
“First, the team that finds the treasure chest with the winning prize wins! Are you all ready? Let’s get started!”
The surrounding teams start running somewhere all at once, and begin to have a heated debate among their peers.
“What is our hint?”
Efa looks into the paper at hand.
“There is no water in the river … well, what?”
“Maybe the answer is a map.”
Efa makes a frightened face.
“Oh, I see! Then the place where the first treasure chest is … the school’s library?”
“Well, then Seika-kun, I have to hurry!”
I headed for the shade in the corner of the venue.
“What are you doing, Seika-kun? The library is over there.”
“I won’t go to the library. I’ll leave the first treasure chest, the second treasure chest, and the third treasure chest alone. If you look for such things one by one, you may be overtaken by other teams.”
I spread the folded paper in the shade of a tree.
It was a plan view of a huge school made by sticking together a number of sheets of paper.
“This treasure hunt is the victory of the team that found the last treasure chest first, so look for the last treasure chest from the beginning.”
“But how do you do without any hints?”
That said, IpendulumTake out.
It’s just a cheap ring tied to the end of the string, but this is enough.
Cast a small spell. This time it’s Chinese, not the usual Sanskrit.
Drop the pendulum on the map of the school and watch the reaction.
“Um, what are you doing?”
“When the pendulum comes near what you’re looking for, the swing increases. It’s just a little.”
“Well, can you do that !? And this is just a map …”
So-calledFujiThat’s the one.
Derived from TaoismauguryAlthough it is a law, it has been arranged a lot since it was incorporated into the Onmyodo.
After shaking it on the floor plan for a while, there was a place where it reacted greatly.
“It’s around here. Alright, let’s go Efa.”
“Yeah … is this really the case?”
I laugh at Efa.
“Fortune-telling starts with believing.”
The place I arrived at was a section of the research building.
It’s an ordinary place that I sometimes go to between classes. Of course, I can’t find a treasure chest.
Obviously, from that fortune-telling, you can only tell that it is “somehow around here.” The map is messy, and the pendulum doesn’t point to one point.
So I don’t know at all whether the treasure chest is hidden in a bush on the side of the road, or whether it’s in a building.
Efa says he’s in trouble.
“Well, then, do you want to find it by hand?”
“No … I’ll narrow it down a little more.”
It seems to be difficult.
I take out the rattling and open the door.
《Vocation ――――Fox fox》
What was taken out of the phase was an ugly-looking soul.
A sphere full of brown hair, with three squishy eyes and two torn mouths.
It’s an animal spirit that’s so old that you don’t even know what the original beast was … It’s a proud soul that I’ve carefully selected.
“Se … Seika-kun, what is this …?”
Efa opens her eyesFox foxStaring at.
It looks like Efa …
“Um … I picked it up.”
“See you again !? Seika-kun, don’t pick up something weird …”
“Uh, yeah … no, but this one is pretty useful.”
With the mantraFox foxGive instructions to.
Then as I walk, the brown soul follows with a slight quiver.
“Look. As you walk around like this and get closer to what you’re looking for, you’ll start to tremble.”
“Well, it feels bad … is this also fortune-telling?”
Fortune-telling using animal spirits was also familiar in the previous life.
normallySong dynastyI use it by possessing it with writing tools, but when it comes to me, I can go straight to it.
I’m sure you will find it soon.
And about one hour (30 minutes) passed.
In the shade of the roadside, I bend my neck.
“I think it’s around here …”
Fox foxNow he opened his three eyes, clenched his teeth and quivered. “Here it is here! !! I feel a strong will.
“It looks like you’re telling me to find it soon.”
“Efa, do you understand?”
“Everyone knows … obviously frustrating, this face”
EfaFox foxPoint to.
Looking around, there are no shadows or shapes such as treasure chests.
I searched for all the bushes that were nearby, but I couldn’t find them anywhere.
Well, it’s funny.
Suddenly Efa looked up at the tree and said.
Looking beyond the line of sight, a small treasure chest sits on one of the tall branches.
“In such a place …”
No wonder I can’t find it.
I mean, how do you get it like that?
“That is the last treasure chest, isn’t it? Seika-kun”
“Yeah, I think so.”
Efa said so and shook her right index finger.
A small whirlwind occurs.
It accurately blew up the treasure chest on the branch.
The treasure chest falls as it is, but the momentum suddenly slows down just before it hits the ground.
Then, it landed with a small clicking sound.
“How about Seika-kun”
Efa asks me what she thinks with a big smile.
“Wow … I’ve gotten a lot better at handling spirits, Efa.”
Although spirits have access to the first level, things like consciousness are sparse and can be treated like tools.
Efa’s “request” should actually be close to “command”.
Since spells, mantras, magic circles, and marks are all “commands” to the world, Efa’s spiritual arts will be no different from using magic in reality.
“The last thing wasn’t the wind. Did you manipulate the weight?”
“Yeah. Thanks to the dark children I brought with me on the day of the entrance ceremony. I can only do this much because there are few.”
Efa laughs at her.
This child will grow up steadily …
“Oh, look! Let’s see the treasure chest!”
Following Efa who started running, I also headed for the treasure chest.
When I removed the simple fastener and opened the lid — what came out from inside was a luxurious necklace.
Efa raises her voice.
Jewels of various sizes are lavishly decorated with delicate beads. Somehow it was already glittering overall.
“… Efa, do you want this?”
“I don’t need it”
The design is.
Elderly and flashy Madame has a sense of whether or not he is barely forgiven. Moreover, it is a little old.
I think the prizes were donated, and maybe I was forced to use unnecessary items.
“I have this that Seika gave me.”
With that said, Efa touched the magic stone necklace on her neck.
I laugh and answer.
“I’m glad you took good care of me. Let’s sell this.”
Although it is a delicate design.
If it is such a luxurious item, it will be worth it.
It looks like seven or eight gold coins.
“If it’s a silver coin, it’s a little less than 100 coins per person … Efa, is that enough?”
“Well, I don’t get that much!”
Efa says astonished.
“Because I haven’t done anything …”
“That’s not the case. You found the last treasure chest and took it from the top of the tree. You couldn’t participate without Efa in the first place.”
“That’s why it’s equally half the selling price. Like?”
Efa says with a slightly complicated smile.
“Thank you, Seika-kun. That’s enough.”