And after that–
Finally it was time for the entrance ceremony.
We left the dormitory and headed to the auditorium, the venue of the entrance ceremony.
“Alas, although we were finally spared from being late, we seem to be the last ones to arrive.
“Aww, non, I’m so sorry! I’m a person who can’t sleep well when I change my pillow.
“I didn’t know you had such a delicate side. ……
Speaking of which, it’s easy to forget, but this Ted guy is a noble.
Anyway, since we were able to arrive at the venue on time, we’ll ignore it.
The dark brown wooden door in front of us seems to be a finely carved work of art upon closer inspection.
It was truly worthy of being called the country’s top magic academy.
Regardless of the quality of the students, this academy seemed to be heavily built.
“Is something wrong, Master?
Well, this door has some kind of magic weave in it.
So that’s it. Is this a welcome for new students?
However, with this system, it would be quite conspicuous if I were to touch the door.
That said, if you let Ted open the door, will you be able to see the “trap”? That would be a shame, too.
“Tad, I’ll get the door. You go ahead.
“Huh? What does that mean?
“The reason… you’ll know the reason as soon as you open the door.
I half forcefully convinced Tad to open the door and let Tad go ahead.
The sound of gears turning unexpectedly sounded.
I don’t know who set it up, but it’s in good taste.
The moment we opened the door, the dolls in the corridor started moving.
It was like watching the goblins’ round dance.
What is this?
“It’s nothing. It’s a simple magic trick.
It’s a magic trick that’s been around for a long time.
When a door is enchanted, it activates the mechanism in response to the door opener’s magic.
The students in the lecture hall became a bit noisy as they looked at us.
Of course that’s true.
The aisle we’ll pass through next has flowers blooming everywhere.
Not only that, but the mechanism seemed to be playing music, and the spacious lecture hall was filled with a light melody that sounded like a march.
It seemed to be one of those somewhat elegant institutions that welcomed magicians with ability.
That blonde is amazing! All the carvings in the “Sound Gate” are working!
“And they play the knight’s march! It’s been decades since we last met.
Oh wow, is that door called a banging door?
The internal helicopter group and teachers who knew about this organization looked at Tad with a lot of discussion.
The person in question, Ted, on the other hand, still has a ‘foggy’ face and a stunned expression.
Well, since I didn’t know about it, it might be a kind of gentle thing to deliberately not tell him.
Will I be able to hear the knight’s march this year? There’s a bar after twenty years.
A strange old man’s laughter suddenly came out, silencing everyone.
An old man with a white beard on his chin came on stage.
It’s a pleasure to meet you for the first time. I’m Mikhail, the director of the school. First of all, congratulations to the new students.
The teachers applauded as the headmaster said that.
Well, if you look closely, there are quite a few students here.
About 200 students per grade?
There must have been at least a thousand people from the academy gathered in the auditorium.
“Master! You know what! It’s said that our academy director is the grandson of 『Roy the Wind Guts』 who defeated the Devil in the past.
Tad whispered to me in a low volume.
It’s been a long time since I’ve heard the name Roy from the rest of the world.
Roy the Wind Brave teamed up with me to successfully crush the Demon King two hundred years ago, and in my mind was something like a little brother.
“Where did you get that information?
“Huh? It’s written in the pamphlet of the school?
“So that’s it? I don’t even know. Because I’m not interested at all.
“Truly, truly worthy of a master. Same old …….
And after that–
Mikhail, the headmaster of the school, gave us new students a speech that had no meaning at all.
The content of his speech was nothing more than news about the harvest of herbs used in this year’s magic, or a fortune-telling event that limited early spring.
I’m afraid I don’t think the students were listening to me either.
In a sense, he was a very cheerful person.
“Ahem, then, let’s end the old man’s nonsense. Lilith, please come forward.
The silver hair that was bright as silk reflected the light that illuminated the podium.
The slender neck was fair and transparent, and the limbs were soft.
She had a beautiful face, and a figure that stood out even through her clothes.
The male students exclaimed, “Oh my,” in excitement.
Lilith, who was suddenly in my eyes, smiled slightly.
That’s enough. She’s too much of a private woman.
Eh? Did that guy smile at me just now?
“Don’t be stupid! Of course she’s looking at me!
Lilith’s imaginative actions caused the male student’s emotions to reach their highest point.
I mean, I’ve been feeling a lot of attention all day today.
At first I thought it was because of the door ringing with Tad, but now the sight and attention I’m feeling is of a different kind.
I’m afraid this sighting is not biological.
Is it a magic tool that didn’t appear until now?
I feel like I’m being watched by an unknown technology.
I don’t feel an immediate threat at the moment, but I think I need to take a stab at it in the near future.
After that, the entrance ceremony ends with a detailed explanation of the prohibited areas and prohibitions on school grounds.
The students leave the auditorium one after the other.
On the one hand, I wanted to avoid the crowds, and on the other hand, I got up later to walk behind the group and look around.
I looked at the goblin statue that was placed in the aisle.
I could feel the line of sight from that statue’s eyes.
There is a method of destroying the statue and investigating the structure, but I’m new to it, so I’d better not do anything conspicuous yet.
I passed through the corridor where the floor moved and climbed up the spiral staircase.
It’s the classroom in the middle of the castle. That’s Class A’s classroom.
“Hey, did you hear about what happened last night?
“I know. I heard that Mars guy got a hammer from an outside student and has been on leave since the entrance ceremony.
As soon as we entered the classroom, the conversation broke off and almost everyone turned their attention to us.
I didn’t really care, but I walked to the empty seat at the back of the room.
It seemed that there were no designated seats at this stage, so students were free to take their own seats.
I don’t know how to say this, but I feel very out of place here.
Is that so? I think it’s common.
But is it understandable that Tad would feel that way?
Unlike me, who was persecuted from birth because of my eyes, Tad wasn’t used to people’s malice towards him, right?
It was said that 80% of the students at the Asria Magic Academy were inmates who had been brought in from an institution called the “Preparatory School”.
Most of the parents of the inmates are upper class aristocrats who are educated and well-off, and many of them have developed a twisted *voter* mentality. Many of these students developed a twisted* voter mentality.
After a few moments, the door near the blackboard opened.
The one who entered the classroom was a tall, thin young man.
For a magician in this era, this man isn’t good, is he?
At least among the magicians I’ve met since my reincarnation, he seems to be the most powerful one.
“Huh! No way! Could it be that the grade instructor for Class A is Mr. Emerson!
I can’t believe it! Speaking of Emerson, isn’t he the cadre alternate of the magic knot Kronos!
The students were in an uproar as they saw the man walking into the classroom.
“Ooooooooohhhh! Emerson! Is it that Emerson?
The shake-ups didn’t just stop at the inner life.
Even Ted, who was sitting next to me, couldn’t hide his excitement.
“Is this guy famous?
“Of course! When it comes to Emerson, it’s the first chair of modern magic! They say he’s the strongest magician of his time!
Strongest. The strongest?
I guess he does have a couple of tricks up his sleeve among the magicians of this era, but is it really that strong?
I feel like 200 years ago, there were many magicians of this caliber on the streets.
Rumor has it that this year’s entrance exam, “Magic Engineering”, was written by Emerson-sensei. That’s why it’s so hard,” he said.
That’s why it’s so hard. So that’s why…
The entrance exam was divided into three subjects: ‘General Knowledge’, ‘Magic Language’, and ‘Magic Engineering’, and for some reason only ‘Magic Engineering’ was more difficult than the other two.
When I think about it now, I don’t think any other student could have solved the last question, “Dibonix’s Final Theorem”.
Good afternoon, everyone. I’m Emerson, who will be your teacher for this year’s A class from now on. Nice to meet you.
Emerson introduced himself with a weak voice as he stood on the podium.
He didn’t look like a serious adult at all.
His hair was still sticking up from his sleep, and his wrinkled shirt was sticking out of his pants in a sloppy manner.
Good magicians often inherently possess fatal flaws.
That doesn’t mean anything, so let’s reserve our judgment of Emerson for now.
“Excuse me, may I ask a question?
“Hmm. What’s the problem?
“I heard that Mr. Emerson was so busy with his own research that he seldom gave classes to his students. Why did you suddenly become a mentor?
Hey, hey, hey, hey. This man is a teacher and he’s not teaching his students?
In my day, such people were unbelievable, but is it common in this day and age?
“Yeah. I’m basically only interested in what I do. The reason why I have the title of teacher is because it’s easier for me to get research funding from the state, and there’s no other reason.
Then, why is that?
The schoolgirl persisted in her question, and Emerson spoke up.
I don’t know. I’d say there’s something I’d like to confirm,” he said. Well then, time’s up, so the morning class meeting is over.
With that, Emerson left the classroom.
Well, I have to watch out for that man called Emerson.
I seemed to think I was hiding it well, but I’d already noticed him watching me one by one.
I’m afraid that Emerson was the one who was watching me in the auditorium during the entrance ceremony.