A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special - Chapter 93: Desir’s party had officially started training .
Desir’s party had officially started training .
All of the new party members were newbies who had never experienced a real battle . There was a huge amount of training that they required . They needed everything from training on basic formations to what their areas of weakness were .
Desir knew all of the basic movements of different swordsmanship styles since he spent so much time with the knights and swordsmen from different continents in his past life . He settled on teaching the Hebrion Emperor swordsmanship to Lan and the aggressive Northern swordsmanship to Takiran .
Freechel was a water-based mage and she only knew a few spells . Therefore, she focused on learning more spells to increase her repertoire . This was the first task given to her . Desir taught her a couple First-Circle water-based spells that she could practice on her .
After setting the newbies straight, Desir went to check on the old members’ training . Pram was the one who had accomplished the most amongst them .
“Great work, Pram!”
Desir found blue flames covering the tip of his sword . However, these flames were neither bright nor clear, meaning it was definitely an aura . Pram was a step closer to the Bishop level .
“Thank you, Desir . You know that I practiced so hard to get this far . ”
“This is wonderful . Keep doing what you’re doing . When you get enough of the aura on your sword, we can start sparring together . ”
Desir then went over to Romantica .
In the Wind Magic field metal shot-puts were flung around at 200 kilometers per hour . The shot-puts were fist-sized, but as they burst into the far distance, they quickly became the size of small dots .
There, Romantica was holding her rifle, aiming somewhere in the sky . With a loud noise, the magic she invoked into the rifle was launched into the air .
[Success . ]
A robotic voice sounded from a nearby machine .
Romantica’s shot put was torn into pieces .
When Romantica was done reloading her rifle, Desir applauded .
“Wow, impressive growth . With your capacity, you can shoot someone so far away . You’ll have fewer enemies who can detect your sniping . It’s a great achievement!”
“Well . This is really easy . ”
Wordless invoking was Romantica’s greatest trait . Since her sniping can be done at great speed, it was challenging to defend against this magic . She once used this sniping magic during the battle with Crow Mask and even managed to break his mask .
“Try again . ”
Desir signalled Romantica with the sign to go one more time .
Romantica brought her riflescope to her eye .
“But you should know that your sniper training isn’t complete yet . Your shot is effective when you are dealing with one person, but there’s no guarantee that there will always be only one enemy . ”
Desir pulled down on the lever and a shot-put burst into the sky . Romantica started aiming it while Desir pulled the lever again before Romantica even had a chance to pull the trigger .
The second shot-put was streaking through the air . Romantica lost her composure and her aim was thrown off in panic .
“Focus, Romantica . ”
Desir pulled another lever . Romantica tightly bit her lips and stared down the scope .
‘Which one should I shoot first? Forget about the first one, it’s so far away now . Then, the second one? No… the first one isn’t too far away yet . It’s not too late!’
The second of agitation had tremendously affected her accuracy . After making up her mind she took her first shot, but it missed the target .
Terrible results .
Romantica lowered the rifle from her eye .
“That adds to the list of what I need to practice, right?”
Lastly, Desir headed over to Adjest .
“So, you feel that your rate of progress has slowed down?”
“Yes . ”
“That’s why you practiced so much with the magic sword . ”
“… is there something wrong with that?”
Desir shook his head .
“No, there’s nothing wrong with that . We always have to practice the skills we have not mastered . But if the Bishop Class and the Fourth-Circle are your ultimate goal, then there’s a little bit of a problem . ”
“What should I do then?”
“There are only a few people who can reach the Fourth-Circle . They’re really talented . Even though you have the talent, it is still hard to achieve the elusive Fourth-Circle . ”
Indeed, Fourth-Circle is not something that can be reached with just talent .
“It is because it is incredibly hard to have a solid heart . ”
Fundamentally, only magicians with a solid heart could cast higher tiered magic . Not only that, the more solid the heart is, the stronger the magic they can cast with greater precision and robust structure .
“For Fourth-Circle in particular, you need to have not only skill and casting ability, but more importantly a solid heart that can not be compared to others . ”
“… A solid heart . ”
“Yup . Training for a solid heart will help you not only achieve Fourth-Circle but also allow you to cast any kind of magic in the future . ”
It was homework assigned to Adjest . If she could build a solid heart, ultimately it would serve as her foundation and allow her to become a brilliant magician in the future .
Adjest was lost in her own thought .
Desir’s party’s training continued .
* * *
On the same day, Kelt was busy working on a pile of documents for the Blue Moon party . The Blue Moon party was so huge that they had a leader for each grade inorder to manage all of the students .
Kelt was the Grade 2 leader . Not due to his brother being a professor of this school, but due to his own hard-work and ability . He also had a great reputation amongst his peers .
His feather pen suddenly stopped dancing across the documents . Before he was aware, his brother, Prof . Pugman had come and sat infront him .
“How is everything going?”
Pugman Pasil Niplica was a dean professor of Hebrion Academy and taught magic engineering . He was a big man . There were hints of handsomeness that he had once perhaps possessed, but they were all obscured by the weight he had since put on .
“I’m almost done with all of the paperwork for the new party members . I just need to finish the financial management piece documents . ”
“Great . You’re very useful . You know, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree . ”
Then, Pugman brought out an apple from his pocket .
“You want one?”
Kelt shook his head .
Pugman took an enormous bite from the apple and the juice popped sprayed everywhere, including onto the documents on the desk . Kelt smudged it off with his hand .
“But, you know, Kelt . I heard that you lost your duel with Desir . ”
After Pugman’s statement, Kelt had no idea where to look and what to say in response .
The word, lost, was not acceptable to the Niplica family . It was way too strong . The Niplica family didn’t accept any kind of failure . They had always been on the winning side . It was due to this that they could survive the revolution .
Kelt tried to remain calm .
“… Desir was stronger than I thought . You know… I thought it was a baseless rumor, but it wasn’t . I thought all commoners were incompetent and useless . I was totally wrong . ”
“… Oh, Kelt . ”
Pugman’s face quickly changed and Kelt realized that he had said something wrong unacceptable . Pugman leered at Kelt once, then placed the apple onto the desk .
‘Okay, I should wrap up my work now . I don’t think I can continue . ’
Kelt grimmaced . He then quickly cleaned up his desk and put all of the documents in a drawer underneath .
“Kelt, based on what you just said, does that mean you are acknowledging commoners? You should never be fooled by them . ”
Pugman calmly spoke, but the message he wanted to deliver wasn’t very comfortable .
“Commoners are cruel . I still remember so clearly what they have done . The commoners killed so many nobilities who supported the empire . Even our family, the Niplica, had to go through so much sacrifice to survive . Kelt, did you forget all of this?”
“Yes, I remember . ”
Every time Pugman repeated this story, Kelt told him that he still remembered it . However, Kelt honestly didn’t remember any of it . It was way too long ago .
“Commoners always take a chance presented to them to rise up again . If they gain any power, even if it’s little, they will start another revolution . That chance should never be presented to them again, Kelt . Never . ”
Pugman picked up the apple on the desk and had another bite .
“But these days, they have been acting up more flagrantly, forgetting who they really are . They think that they are at a similar level to nobles, which is ridiculous . They even established some parties and now move in organizations . ”
He was describing Desir’s party .
Pugman hated Desir so much .
“They are practicing for the Party Competition . Kelt, you should teach them a lesson . ”
Kelt could only nod his head to this statement .