Published at 29th of April 2019 02:15:29 PM

Chapter 281

Rimuru’s Elegant Escape Play – 11



The night of the third day .

I had just enjoyed a long overdue and most satisfying meal, and was now soaking in a luxurious bath .

Marsha has used the magic cards I had given her and combined them to create a simple bathtub . She had also prepared the water and adjusted the heat .


“This really is so useful . The right combination and your imagination are all you need to perform complicated magic . ”

“Heeey, where did you get those magic caaards?”


Aina asked as Marsha sighed in awe .

It wasn’t surprising that she would wonder about this .

It was such a convenient magical tool and you would not be able to find them anywhere, no matter how hard you looked . It had the kind of overpowered features that didn’t even exist in ancient Artifacts .


“About that . It was something that Master William received from an old friend . He let me use it as an experiment to test its abilities . He said it would be perfect for helping Satoru . ”

“Hmm . I seeee… But, you learned to use them in just one day . Are they reeeeally so easy to use in spite of being so highly effective?”

“Exactly! There is no way that such complicated magic could be controlled by such cards! If I had to guess, there must be a degree of the procedure built-in already, and the Anagram works to activate the magic? But then again, that would be complicated as well…”


Not only Aina, but the other students were also very interested now .

And as was expected for elite students, they had a vague idea of how the cards worked .

It was both correct and yet, incorrect .

The part of achieving different effects through the rearranging of meaning was correct, but merely having the procedure built-in was not enough to be able to activate magic .

Instead of doing that, the words, which were the power itself, were integrated, ensuring that the procedures would not interfere with each other .


To put it simply, the words would rearrange themselves according to the user’s imagination, automatically creating the magic .

That was why it was necessary to select the card with the right meaning .

To be blunt, it was not possible with the current magic technology .

From my perspective, Marsha was a complete amateur, and so seeing how much use she could get out of it helped me understand the level within my troops that I could place it in .

Of course, it was all a state secret .

Well, I was keeping it hidden from everyone, so it was just my secret .

If word of this item got out, people would say, ‘We want it for our army!’ I could see it coming from a mile away .

I didn’t want people to have such high hopes when it wasn’t even finished . Besides, it would be troublesome if my carelessness allowed it to be discovered .

Also, if the decision was all left to me, then it would look like I am favoring some, so I would need a good reason for it .

I thought that I would just randomly pass it on to someone to experiment, but Marsha was not my subordinate and was the perfect specimen .

And in regards to keeping information secret, this island was the optimal test site .

The only thing left was to prevent the students from talking, but I could think of that later .

I wasn’t that serious about hiding it, and at worst, I would just need to hurry up and finish it . Then there would be no need to keep it a secret .


Currently, it was a magic item with no plans to be revealed to the world . But it was interesting seeing the reactions of the students .

Perhaps I should just distribute them around the academy and have it established as a new form of magic .

If I did that, the statuses of magic users would skyrocket, and so it will be necessary to have certain restrictions .

I thought of all of this as I soaked in the bath and listened to them talk .


“Buuuut, did you really receive it today and also understand how it wooorks?”


Marsha chuckled at Aina’s question .

And said,


“To be honest, there was a memo inside of the instruction manual . There were some examples for adjusting heat of hardening earth and gathering water . They were very detailed explanations . ”


Marsha said as she scratched her cheek .


“I was quite surprised because it was the magic we needed in our situation . ”


She said and then laughed .


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“Whaat! So then Master William just told you about it quietly then!”

“That’s true . It would probably take days of research to discover the combinations!”

“Still, to think that he was helping you from the shadows like that . Master William is quite dashing, isn’t he?”

“Huh? But he’s so old…”


The students said .

I felt like their conversation was going a little off course .

And surely William wasn’t that old?

It was me who had prepared the memo . Of course, I had William write it, so it would like it was he who had secretly helped the students .

And of course, I was glad that they took the bait just as I had planned, but I wished that they were a little more grateful to William .

As for the memo, it goes without saying that I had it written because I wanted to take a bath .

It seemed unnatural for such instructions to be in the manual, so I had to think a little .

It all had to be natural . And so the memo was a good way of allowing Marsha to use the magic with ease .

And my efforts were well worth it, because I was able to take a bath after three days .

I did not want to bathe with the girls originally, but regardless of who I bathed with, I could not have my body seen, and so being able to cover myself with a towel was at least an advantage here .


“Still, if we had magic like this from the beginning, it makes our desperate attempt to get water on the first day look rather stupid . ”


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Marsha said with a laugh .

Whether it was making it rain and gathering it or creating ice and then melting it, preparing water with magic alone was quite difficult .

Of course, it was an inconvenience that nobles, who had magic tools for that very purpose, were unaware of .

Well, we were now able to collect water without such troubles . And so we were able to bathe like this .

As this was training, there were some girls who had brought soap for everyday use .

I borrowed some to wash my hair and felt very refreshed .

That was really a matter of feeling .

My body was now made like any other human, which meant sweat . Of course, if I could no longer stand it, I could just turn those features off .

But right now, I wanted to enjoy this life, and so I left them all on .

And because of it, I felt very good now .

Living like this once in a while was not bad at all .

And so, with Marsha and the others’ voices in the background, I continued to enjoy this long-overdue bath .





I was able to get out of the bathtub without my identity being exposed .

But then again, I had declared to all that I was male, but it seemed like no one believed me .