The day of the exam finally came.
After a half-day carriage ride over several mountains, we arrived at the royal capital, Midgard. Midgard is the world of humans in Norse mythology.
It is said that the royal capital is now divided into five districts.
The eastern part, where the market and industrial areas facing the port are located; the southern and northern parts, where merchants and commoners live in the remaining countryside; the central part, where nobles live; and the western part, where various academies and research institutions are located.
It was a magnificent sight.
The academy has a majestic appearance, standing like a castle.
According to what I’ve heard, the Asria School of Magic is one of the most historic buildings in Midgard.
So that’s how it is.
It’s worthy of being called one of the most prestigious schools in the kingdom.
Not only is it old, but you can feel the atmosphere of history and tradition from the buildings of the academy.
As I passed through the castle gate with the silver dragon, I couldn’t help but think of what Lilith had said…
” Abel-sama, Asriel’s Magic Academy is an elite school for the country’s most promising students. Please don’t be careless.”
When I left home, Lilith whispered this in my ear.
It’s impossible for me to fail an exam where all my opponents are students, but it’s better to be cautious.
“Hey, his clothes don’t have a family crest. Could that guy be the inferior eye they say he has?
In front of the school gate, I felt the eyes around me focus on me as I climbed the ramp leading up to the school.
“It’s terrible, the world-famous Asria Magic Academy has fallen to pieces.
“Alas, the commoners of …… should have just stayed in the fields and plowed the fields.
Well, well, well…
At a glance, I can only see the feeling that one of them is of low standard, correction, comparable to a typical modern day magician.
They are wearing uniforms, so they must be school students.
No, don’t take them lightly.
Most of the best magicians are also good at hiding their power.
Keep your eyes peeled.
“Why did the inferior eye apply to our school?
“I heard it was recommended by a big donor at the school.
Oh, so it’s a back door? But he’s going to get kicked out when it comes to the exam.
“No, no, no. He might have bribed the examiners too.
It seems that no matter what time it is, the “Amber Eyes” magicians are always looked at in a negative light.
Even the elite, who are supposed to be the most knowledgeable in the kingdom, are discriminated against.
How dare you talk nonsense! Those guys ……! Can you only judge people by their eye color?
I never thought I’d have a day where Tad would cheer me up. I guess I’ve become a loser too.
You must have felt the same way not so long ago… I won’t say that specifically.
You guys! “Don’t you know the shame!
While I was thinking about such things…
From behind came a woman’s voice that sounded extraordinarily competitive.
Her long red hair was as vivid as a clipped alizarin sky.
Those eyes were the Burning Eye that shone like a garnet.
The clothes on her body had the emblem of the Dragon and Sword. Was it the family crest?
Here’s the problem.
I’ve seen that family crest before, but I can’t remember it.
“A group of people who speak ill of commoners is a disgrace to the nobility!
Is this woman also a student?
I always thought she was somehow well developed and didn’t look like the same candidate.
“…… who are you?
my name is Elisa! It’s the woman who will graduate from this Ashram in five years with the top grade and become a great magician who will go down in history!
The woman who called herself Elisa puffed out her breasts and proclaimed loudly.
“What is this impolite woman?
“Hey, candidate, go outside. Let’s teach you the proper way to talk to seniors.
The senior who was rebuffed was clearly irritated with Elisa.
I thought for a moment whether or not I should help, but then I changed my mind and decided it wasn’t necessary.
Even if I didn’t help, the difference in strength between the two of us would be obvious.
“Here’s the problem …… I wonder which side is the one that doesn’t know how to be polite…
Alyssa smiled with a ten-thousand-strong smile and drew the sword at her waist.
Hmmm, good sword skills.
It seems that this Elisa woman isn’t just superior in body and attitude.
It seems like I haven’t admired someone so much since I came to this world.
The student who had a knife pressed against his throat before he knew what was happening was paralyzed on the ground.
“Get out of my face right now.
I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry!
Under the glare of Elisa’s fiery Red Scorch Eyes, the schoolchildren flee like beasts of prey.
The exams haven’t even started and I’m already involved in a disaster of untold proportions.
“Hey, you over there.
I didn’t ask her to do anything, but the result was like Elisa helping me out.
In this situation, it’s only polite to say thank you.
I was about to call out to Elisa from behind, and then–
The hand I was trying to ask her to stay back was suddenly hit by her.
“Just a civilian. ……! How dare you try to touch my body!
What the hell is this girl talking about?
The look in the red-haired girl’s eyes as she stared at me fiercely showed that she had a discriminatory attitude that was even worse than that of the student who had just been in school.
“Aren’t you going to help me with that move just now?
“What are you talking about? I just hate guys who talk badly behind their backs! I don’t remember allowing a civilian to talk to me?
Give me a break.
Is that the only kind of person at this school?
listen up, civilian! If you want to get in my sight, become stronger than anyone else. I’m only interested in the strong.
The woman who calls herself Elisa left those words and walked away from my eyes.
It hurts my head.
I didn’t think such a competitive girl still existed in this day and age.
“Master…! Yes, yes what! What’s up with that girl just now!
“Who knows? I couldn’t possibly know that, could I? ……
Here’s the problem. That being said, I always feel like I’ve seen that woman somewhere before.
I felt déjà vu with the girl with western hair blowing in the wind, and I delayed entering the school for a little while.
The ASU entrance exam is divided into a written test and a practical test.
The highest score is one hundred each, and the total is two hundred out of two hundred.
Swish Swish Swish.
Swish swish swish swish swish. Swish, swish, swish, swish.
The silence of the examination room was filled with the sound of writing and the swish, swish, swish of writing.
The written test consists of three subjects: ‘General Knowledge’, ‘Magic Language’, and ‘Magic Engineering’.
The first subject is General Knowledge.
The questions are so simple that you won’t be able to answer them.
The content of the test varies from simple mathematics using graphs to questions to test your reading ability.
However, two hundred years ago, there was a test like this.
The content was almost the same as it was 200 years ago.
In other words, I couldn’t get it wrong.
Next was the magic language.
It wasn’t a question of whether I could answer or not, but the level of the questions made me want to ask, “Is this insulting? .
The standard of magic in this day and age is already very low, and I yawned at the fact that this question had to be lowered even further to accommodate the student.
Of course, there was nothing but perfect scores, and I even found four mistakes made by the questioner.
Then, the final test was on Magic Engineering.
This one was a little harder than the previous two.
I could vaguely see the questioner’s unruly character.
However, even if I raised the bar somewhat, it was still an easier quiz than breaking a baby’s hand in my eyes.
If I keep this up, I’m going to pass all my subjects with perfect scores.
It looks like the next question will be the final key.
Question 12: Take the question from Dibonix’s Final Theorem. Please prove in the space below that magic cannot create the human soul.
Hmm? At the end of the day, questions emerged that were very different from those on the previous test.
The difficulty of the question was so high that it could not be compared to the previous one.
I was afraid that the purpose of this question was to prevent candidates from getting full marks.
I smiled a little.
The reason is that I was the one who originally designed this question.
That was two hundred years ago, when I was still a child under the age of ten.
At that time, the world was at the height of the “Human Formation Trend”, and all kinds of magicians were searching for ways to create human souls.
Among them, there was even a reputable magician who took many lives in the name of “experimentation”, which became a social problem after it was revealed.
This is stupid.
It’s impossible to create the souls of living creatures by magic.
That’s why I decided to publish this “Dibonix’s Final Theorem” anonymously to put an end to this meaningless trend.
The extension of the research results at that time led to the creation of “Reincarnation Magic”, which is not meaningless to me.
That’s the end of the gossip.
Even though it was more difficult than before, it was only a “bonus question” in my eyes.
When I first solved it, I wasn’t even 10 years old.
The name “Dibonix” came from the name of a dog owned by an old couple who lived nearby at the time, so I was the only one who knew about it.
That’s how I wrote it.
In retrospect, the “Dibonix’s Final Theorem” that was published at the time was a half-hearted attempt at refinement.
It was nerve-wracking.
Even when I was a child, I still feel ashamed of myself for having published such a crude work.
I’m going to improve on the existing shortcomings of “The Final Theorem of Dibonix” and finish the written test.