In a Different World with a Smartphone Chapter 290
Arc 27: The Reverse World
Chapter 290: Third day, Morning till noon
The third day of the festival. The shogi tournament finals started
Four large monitors installed at the grounds are projecting 16 games at once.
While looking at them from the distance, we
re eating pork miso soup with steamed potatoes.
opted to sit down at the food carts lined up on the streets since early morning instead of
usual breakfast at the castle.
The food is
, a viscosity of taro and good chewy feel of daikon radish are supreme.
hogi tournament finals and the martial arts tournament
will take place today, right?」(Yumina)
Yumina stops eating a steamed potato and starts talking to me from the next seat.
「Yeah. Belfast, Regulus, Reefrees, Paluf, and Rodomea will
compete in the shogi tournament and
be represented by their kings while those from Misumido, Restia, Ishen, and Ferzen will be participating in the martial arts tournament instead」(Touya)
Though I wonder how I should feel about Baba-jii-san and Yamagata-ossan representing our country in the martial arts tournament.
regards to the top picks of the championship, I suppose
will be the Knight King of Restia, or possibly the Beast King of Misumido with his “Accel”, given that magic is allowed.
other strong people
taking part in the tournament
specially since this town
is always teeming
with adventurers even during normal days. There
those who will participate to just
test their own abilities.
‘s your plan
Having made sure that she herself would be able to reproduce the flavor of those steams potatoes, Luu now asks me about my plans.
the winner of
the martial arts tournament
in the evening
. I plan to tour
a lot of different
places today. I also have an appointment at the church
I probably shouldn’t worry about the martial arts tournament since I’ve asked Moroha-nee-san and Karina-nee-san to
be the referees
for the shogi tournament,
of our household
has taken the responsibility of managing it.
「And what about you two? Yumina, Luu? Both Belfast and Regulus will
in the shogi tournament」(Touya)
Though for Regulus, they will be represented by Knight Commander Gaspar-san during the martial arts tournament as well.
is appearance has
given that a knight commander would participate in such a tournament
eneral Leon from Belfast will take part in
. It will probably not
be found out
「It’s true that my esteemed father and his associates will
in the shogi tournament, but it’s useless to worry about them
I don’t have any particular plans for today」(Yumina)
「Which is why we’ve been thinking
spending the whole day together with Touya-sama 」(Luu)
So this is why they’ve asked me out
? Well, I
why I should
refuse them though.
We pay the fee for our meal, return the now empty bowls back to the shopkeeper, and start walking.
Both Luu and Yumina snuggle closely to me. Luu takes my right arm, and Yumina takes my left arm. Honestly, it’s difficult to walk like th
, but they
are smiling very happy
‘m doubting if
I can actually shake them off.
s no way I can do it.
Both of them ha
grown quite a bit and
become taller since the time we met
. That said, their
short builds make them
younger than the
ir actual age even now
From the sense of touch on my arms, it
like there is
much favorable growth in that direction…
re still probably seen as an older brother who’s
accompanied by his younger sisters.
o, it’s nothing」(Touya)
n’t let th
se sharp girls notice
what I’m thinking. As such,
I give an especially calm reply.
t must be Sousuke-nii-san holding a piano performance at the stage near the clocktower today. That melody… is probably western.
My taste in western music has been influenced by my grandpa, so I
m leaning a lot towards the “oldies”, the music from
the 1950’s to the 1960’s
. In other words, what I want to say is that it was me who taught Sousuke-nii-san this type of music.
which Sousuke-nii-san is playing right now
is one of the classic rock’n’roll songs which represents the ninety-fifties. The original was so amazing that it was included in
the golden records of Voyager 1 and Voyager 2,
which were then launched to search for intelligent life outside of Earth.
That reminds me, there
movie about a protagonist riding an automobile made into a time machine. That guy performed this melody on a guitar during a dance party in
the past of his world
. That movie was amusing indeed.
(TL: basically, this reference, both the song and the film,
Given how this is a melody which is easy to get
also shake their bodies and ride on its rhythm.
Now that I take a good look, there are other people on stage aside from Sousuke-nii-san. They’re playing guitar-looking string instruments and drum-like percussion instruments.
a traveling band. It looks like they happened to pass by this country. They’ve played along with Sousuke-kun here yesterday as well」
shopkeeper of one of the opened cards lined up at the corner of the clocktower answers to my muttering. Just when I thought about who it was, it turn
out to be our own Kousuke-oji-san, the Agriculture God.
hat are you doing here?!」(Touya)
re selling curry made
the harvested crops. Hey. I want to participate in this festival as well」(Kousuke)
Kousuke-oji-san makes a refined smile. This food cart has freshly cooked rice and curry in
deep pot while the wooden box next to him is stacked with a pile of various vegetables. Next, I notice a boy who wholeheartedly peels potatoes and carrots from this pile.
「Hmm?! Let me see
re… Callen, right?」(Touya)
「Wha? My name is most certainly Callen, but… who might you be?」(Callen)
The boy looks at me with blank eyes.
Hmm? Aah, it must be because of the badge. I didn’t notice it because it
Kousuke-oji-san, but it’s probably in
I then cancel the “blue” state
and the central part of the badge turns into
At last Callen finally recognizes me, which prompts his eyes go round.
This boy is one of the knights that enrolled at the same time as Lance-kun, and is currently being put to work at “Silver Moon” inn.
He comes from a pharmacist’s lineage, making him very knowledgeable about nature’s produce. Thus he was supposed to be assigned to work under Naito-ossan, and
entrusted with duties in
「He shows a lot of promise, you know? That’s why I’ve asked him to help me」(Kousuke)
I see. It’s not like I don’t understand why. He did manage to acquire
a lot of different edible food
in the forest during the survival examination of the enrollment test.
Nevertheless, isn’t it amazing to be fancied by
Agriculture God…? He probably receives divine protection as well.
「Is this cart
managed by just you two?」(Touya)
「No, I’ve asked Laqshe-san to help as well. Right now she
to get the seasonings. To begin with, th
girl is weak to fire, so we can
t leave the cooking to her」(Kousuke)
Laqshe the Alraune, huh? That girl is a demonkin of the plant group, so
given that she would probably handle fire poorly. If I am not mistaken, she belongs to the agricultural development group as well, so it might not be far-fetched to say that she’s fancied by
this is the
curry cart of the Agriculture God
I am interested, but sadly I’ve already eaten steamed potatoes earlier.
Oops, that’s right.
I quietly whisper into Kousuke-oji-san’s ear.
「By the way, about the arrival of World God in the church around lunch…」(Touya)
「I’ve heard about it from Karen-san. However, please do
t fuss over us」(Kousuke)
「Is that fine though? It’s been a long time since you met」(Touya)
ll in all, a thousand years isn’t very much different from yesterday for a god.
If I think about meeting him, I
ll meet him at once」(Kousuke)
He probably retains the senses as a god.
t’s no use
over that, and the person himself says so. In that case
it’s probably alright.
Once we leave the clocktower, we
tour the festival by window shopping at the various street stalls lined up here and there.
「This figurehead is a specialty product from the northern parts of Regulus」(Luu)
A thunder bear holding a mysterious fish in its mouth. Luu gives an explanation about a wooden figurine
sold at one of the stalls.
things are sold
in any world
, I suppose. In my former world though, I heard that the number of craftsmen making such things had decreased quite a bit.
「This one is…」(Touya)
「It’s a charm doll which
makes anyone want their happiness to extend even to their
with a cylindrical look
it’s upper and lower parts are separated
, similar to a tube
a graduation certificate, a
nother doll that looks exactly the same but is
one size smaller appears from the inside.
Opening this doll will yet again reveal another smaller sized doll, and so on up until the doll with the smallest possible size.
It’s probably similar to that famous souvenir from Russia.
difference is that
this one looks much more simplified.
Going around the street stalls is certainly amusing in a different sense. There are things that resemble those from my former world
I have never seen before. As we
spend the entire morning wandering
the stalls, we occasionally buy things that catch our
Around the time when we start
wonder when w
ill it be
lunchtime, we turn towards the direction of the church.
This church is built on top of a small elevated hill and is usually managed by just two people, a Shinto priest and a pastor dispatched by the Holy Kingdom Ramisshu. However, two more priests are currently stationed there.
changed with the help of the badges that I’ve distributed, but one of them is
Pope of the Holy Kingdom Ramisshu, Her Eminence Elias Oltra, and the other is
cardinal rumored to be the next pope, Phyllis Rugitt.
In their surroundings are people
pretending to dress
as adventurers, but those are probably the Templars of Ramisshu
who are guarding those two.
The number of people in our country who believe in the God of Light preached by the Holy Kingdom is few. If it’s said that
“God of Light” is
World God himself, then you might even say that I
m a believer as well.
However, this isn’t particularly made as public knowledge, and I
have mixed feelings about being a believer of a person who’s part of my family, given that I have a position as a god’s dependent. I
also almost never step
into the church.
Once we enter the temple, we hear Her Eminence speaking about a miraculous tale that happened in Ramisshu
amongst the solemn air
The so-called “Miracle of Isura”.
One year ago,
“God of Light”
descended into Isura, the capital of Ramisshu, alongside its messenger of light, and they rescued the city
an evil god of darkness which was trying to shroud all of Ramisshu. It’s a story
about that kind of
This miracle had a lot of eyewitnesses, amongst whom weren’t just the believers, but also people like merchants from outside Ramisshu. Because of that, the story
spread around the world in a flash.
Most other countries didn’t try to believe
, yet they say people are certain of one thing alone
hat a miracle happened there.
were the talks of multiple eyewitnesses.
In reality, it was just a mass swindle caused by me.
Ramisshu has been heading in a good direction since then. It’s
said that despotic people
who carried out their indulgences with a slogan “Under the name of God”
are no longer there.
Her Eminence finishes her speech, and the audience starts walking outside the temple.
As we are about to talk towards Phyllis-san and Her Eminence, they
us with a quick pace contrary to my expectations.
「Y-Your Majesty! Could it be that
person is already here?!」(Elias)
「Aah, not yet」(Touya)
Hearing my words, the two become crestfallen, to which I continue talking again.
sooner or later even if you aren’t in such a hurry…」(Touya)
m already here」
raise my voice towards someone talking next to me.
The one beside me is none other than the World God,
his never changing aloof smile and wearing plain clothes.
Aah, that’s surprised me! The way he appears every time is just way too sudden!
lease don’t surprise me like that! How long have you been here?!」(Touya)
used transfer magic a
little while ago
here in a flash. Ooh
s been a while
World God addresses Her Eminence and Phyllis-san. Both then tr
to immediately kneel down in panic, but he
「Both of you have to consider your social standings. There
s no need for such consideration on your part. No one would mind it」(World God)
Not good. Aren’t those two frozen solid now?
And here I am
thinking that they
‘ve become immune
thanks to Karen-nee-san and Moroha-nee-san.
Still, coming here with transfer magic probably means that he’s not using an “avatar” this time. That means he
underwent humanification, same as my sisters.
「Ummm… Touya-san, who is this gentleman?」(Yumina)
while peeking from behind me. Next to her is Luu
who’s looking this way with a face full of curiosity.
. I wonder how I should tell this to them
「Good day to you, oh daughters of mine. I
m Mochizuki Shinnosuke, a grandfather
Mochizuki Touya-kun standing over here」(Shinnosuke)
Shinnosuke, heh? That’s straightforward of you,
. Also, what’s with you attaching “kun” to your grandson?
(TL: literal kanji meaning: 神之助 – God, this person, help. It can probably be translated as “this person a god’s helper”, maybe).
In contrast to me who
a cramped smile, Yumina and Luu
「Touya-san’s esteemed grandfather? Eh
ut Touya-san is from another world…」(Yumina)
The World God raises the index finger to his mouth in reaction to Yumina’s words. Looks like the
. They probably realized that he’s the same as Karen-nee-san and Moroha-nee-san.
m sorry. My name is Yumina Ernea Belfast, I have
privilege of being engaged to Touya-san」(Yumina)
m Lucia Leah Regulus
privilege to be engaged to Touya-sama
m extremely sorry for
our late introduction
t mind it. Ou-ou
ren’t the two of
you quite the beautiful ladies
? Touya-kun must be happy for having wives
like the two of you
od with a smile
at the two people silently bowing their heads.
Are they that glad to be called beauties? Both of them have red faces and
. Damn it
hey’re so cute.
, so esteemed grandfather is capable of using transfer magic as well」(Yumina)
「I can use most magics with varying degrees of difficulty though」(Shinnosuke)
「As expected of Touya-sama’s grandfather…」(Luu)
possesses all attributes and has a lot of magic power. No,
it doesn’t look like he has a limit to his powers
World G… No, Grandpa
ave you met with Karen-nee-san already?」(Touya)
es, grandpa. It sounds nice. By Karen, you mean Love G… Aah, that child? That’s right, that’s right
hose kids are my grandkids as well. I
yet to meet with them, but they
Yumina and Luu exchange glances at our awkward conversation. This can’t be helped with all that grandfather and grandchild stuff happening this instant.
Both girls know about
the fact that I’m
from another world, but they probably have no idea that this person here is the most supreme god.
looking around town
we have a talk here for a little bit. Is that fine?」(Shinnosuke)
「And what about the plans at the church after that?」(Touya)
Yes! That’s fine!
ll make sure to open sometime in the afternoon!」(Phyllis)
Still tensed, Phyllis gives a reply. Her eminence next to her gives a deep nod.
Will they really be fine?
Still, I wonder what they’re going to talk about?
Both spirits and magic power
already existed before
the time when the current form of the world was
arms and legs of the gods, it’s said that they formed the world and brought forth various things.
pirit of water filled the world with oceans,
pirit of earth produced the soil,
pirit of fire made volcanoes erupt, and
pirit of wind moved the warm airs.
pirit of the
ree raised the forests, and
pirit of light illuminated the world while
pirit of darkness bestowed it with the tranquility of the night.
Just like that, various spirits created the many phenomenon. One of which
birth of the dependents
from those spirits into this world.
Many different dependents were born. Divine and
rees. It’s said that the last ones to be born were demihumans like the beastmen, elves, dwarves, as well as humans.
The World God bestowed those newly born people with the entirety of this world, and returned to heaven.
Because this world was made into a much superior world, he thought that it would be unmistakably better for him to not be here.
「Why did Kami-sama just decided to return to heaven?」
So asks a boy sitting at the front row amongst those listening to the tale of
the creation of the
world after listening to Kami-sama.
「It’s because he believed that things which can be done by ourselves should be done by ourselves. There
s no path forward if you end up relying on a god to come and save you whenever something happens. One can’t become an adult if they do
t first become independent from their parents」(Shinnosuke)
Basically speaking, g
ods do not interfere with this world. It’s for this exact reason that I c
n’t be revived in my original world. There
s no way for people there
to revive. It would’ve surely been a miracle otherwise.
If the world I died in was this world,
t might’ve been possible to be revived here. There is resurrection magic here, given how high the risk of dying is in this world.
「All of you have been entrusted with this world by Kami-sama.
each one of you put your best effort into making this world a better place, it won’t be wrong to say that this w
most happy 」(Shinnosuke)
Dressed in a priest robe borrowed from Her Eminence,
World God look
over the people who
re currently in the temple.
「Make sure you do what you can for others, however small it may be. That alone will be plenty. Such actions will become the pillars that
support this world. There
s no distinction. Everyone are equal, children and adults, men and women, kings and beggars, rich and poor. Everyone can become a pillar supporting the world, living honest and full lives」(Shinnosuke)
The world god bows to everyone in the temple and descends from the stage.
o the spirits helped the gods when they were constructing this world. I haven’t met any spirits aside from
pirit of the
arkness, but I could’ve never guess
that they possessed that much power.
their power after a long period of time? Or maybe it was the power of world creation since they were employed by Kami-sama? At the very least, the power they have now is not exceedingly great when compared to that time.
arkness in particular, since he was defeated by me just like that. Oh well
pirits seem to be immortal so it might revive one day.
「Thank you for your hard work. It was surely interesting」(Elias)
「Well, stuff like that is fine once a while. I usually only listen to the complaints of other gods so there
s not much to talk about」(Shinnosuke)
While I keep tilting my head about how this situation came to be, Her Eminence and Phyllis-san rush over to him.
hank you very much for such a great, magnificent story! We
ll make sure to hand it down to the children and grandchildren of our country!」(Elias)
「It’s not really that great of a story though… Well, please do as you see fit」(Shinnosuke)
The world god expressed a bitter smile towards the praises directed at Her Eminence. When he says it like that, it may very well sound just like an oracle. At the very least, the
story of the creation of the world
seems to have been adopted.
「What are you going to do after this? If possible, I would like to introduce you to everyone」(Touya)
「I suppose. I plan
you to let me stay here for a night, so it’s fine
for you to introduce me
at that time. Setting th
aside, I really want to walk around town
. That said, can
you to guide me around?」(Shinnosuke)
「I can do it for you ~noyo」(Karen)
The one who came from somewhere and intruded on our conversation is none other than Karen-nee-san.
Gods, why do they tend to appear so suddenly?…
that they are elusive,
I would like for them to appear normally.
(Black: ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) )
Without being agitated by the sudden appearance
, the World God smiles and speaks happily.
s been a long time. Are you healthy?」(Shinnosuke)
「Thanks to you
I get to
day ~noyo. Speaking of which, since it’s I who’s going to guide you around, shouldn’t grandpa not intrude on Touya-kun
I see. I didn’t notice that. Please forgive me, oh daughters of mine」(Shinnosuke)
「N-no, we don’t really…」(Yumina)
Yumina and Luu
become red in response towards the half-joking smile of the World God and sw
ng their hands in panic.
Looks like I’ve gotten Karen-nee-san to guide him around, so I should leave it to her. Even if something happens, those two will likely be okay.
Why, you ask? That’s because
they will probably be accompanied
by Her Eminence, Phyllis-san, and even their guards from Ramisshu
to top it all of
… Oh well
hat’s fine, I guess.
Right after our trio leaves the church, we head towards the assembly hall where the shogi tournament is taking place. It’s already around the time where the first set of games is already finished, and the second one is just about to start.
Once we arrive
at the venue
, the number of people seem to have increased in comparison to this morning, and there are lots of people who’ve already finished their matches. The monitors are displaying the names of those who won and lost.
ooks like everything
Speaking of our acquaintances, Balar-san and Simon-san from Leaflet, The Monarch of Reefreez, and Statewide Governor of Rodomea have already
. Aside from the
people from Leaflet
, the others are listed under their aliases though.
「So esteemed father has been defeated as well」(Luu)
Having noticed the name of the Emperor of Regulus, Luu quietly mutters.
Say, wasn’t His Majesty’s opponent the King of Paluf?
seems to be keeping at it.
As I survey the hall, I notice a group sitting on chairs in front of a nearby monitor and star
at it as if looking straight into it.
Those are, hmm, a group from Reefreez and Regulus.
We then approach that group
「Good day. Bad luck, isn’t it?」(Touya)
f it isn’t Touya-dono? Not really
t was quite enjoyable. I would like to also hold a mahjong tournament next year. 」(
「It’s too bad that I lost, but I still managed to understand my own weaknesses.
I won’t lose」(Rig)
m relieved to hear that they don’t seem to mind the fact that they’ve lost.
Casually looking at the monitor, I see a “silver general” piece moving quickly. In response to that, their Majesties revealed sour voices.
「This game is…」(Touya)
「It’s the King of Belfast vs. the King of Paluf. Well, it’s indeed quite an interesting match」(Rig)
Those two, huh?
It’s a skill which defeated His Majesty the Emperor of Regulus. Doesn’t it look like the King of Belfast is having a hard time as well?
The “silver general” piece just now, the boy king’s hand moving it that way, it must be…
「… can he really take
“silver general” with
「No, it’s an “invitation”. It might turn into a move that can destroy the balance
between the two
. For those who are careless, it might look like an all-out move」(Zephirus)
I then once again look at the monitor after hearing the
mperor of Regulus.
Is that so? Ye-e-ep, I really can
no longer follow after them
same for baseball
the speed with which people of th
despite a single failure
is not a joke. Well, this IS a world with little entertainment, so they probably just end up going
through their failures
so thoroughly once they
become so motivated
There is something to learn from
this level of
enthusiasm. As an amateur shogi player, I
already left behind in the dust.
the tournament will take
time more than expected.
hould I go take a look at what’s happening in the preliminaries for the martial arts tournament? I might even get to see our adventurer acquaintances make their appearance there.
ED: Emelia, Blackswordsman
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