Infinite Mage (Novel) Chapter 20


“How cool is it right now, Shirone?”

Siena asked, already assuming that Shirone would be on the cold side.

And she was right.

“It's quite chilly. Almost to the point I'd call it cold.”

Considering the test site, Shirone would not have been able to feel anything beyond the chills he was already feeling.

Siena, who nodded as if she understood, began to write down her overall evaluation on the document.

Here was the gist of it.

'Convergent type, defensive, and excellent durability. Even the size of his Spirit Zone is abnormally large.'

Siena wondered if this kind of situation was actually realistic.

Although she had been teaching for over four years, it was rare to see a Spirit Zone go beyond 30 meters.

However, this was the inevitable result of Shirone's choice and concentration.

Like how he dug through the history books to overcome his shallow disadvantages in terms of knowledge, the only thing Shirone could do in an environment where he could not learn magic was to polish his Spirit Zone as much as he possibly could. And his efforts did not betray him.

“Well done. You can leave your Spirit Zone now. We need to have a meeting to decide which class to enroll you in, so could you wait outside for a while?”

“Yes. Thank you.”

He bowed his head and went outside to where the children were gathered.

When the door to the test site closed, the instructors who had been quiet began to speak.

“He is a very peculiar student.”

Thadd said with a face as if he did not find Shirone to his liking.

“Not peculiar, but just balanced, don't you think?”

Siena countered.

“I'm saying he's peculiar because everything is so well balanced. A 17-year-old boy who doesn't know a thing about magic has a Spirit Zone that exceeds 30 meters in diameter. And not to mention he is a convergent type.

“The bigger the Spirit Zone, the lighter the density… At least that's what usually happens… But his density is 86.7%.”

“Though we do teach students how to increase the density through techniques, this child has shown a level of mental strength not commonly seen at all. He has the same level of mental stability as a high priest training in the mountains.”

While most of the teachers were busy praising him, Thadd, who expressed critical opinions, was annoyed.

“Well, let's not forget the fact that he's only a student. We still have to wait and see.”

Siena asked back coldly.

“What do you mean by 'student'? This is an academy where children come to learn. What else would he be if not a student?”

Thadd's face turned red.

If Siena were any less pretty, he wouldn't have put up with her insult.

While the two clashed with their eyes, the other teachers withheld from vocalizing their opinions.

Thadd of the Flames and Siena of the Ice. They were famous for always being at each other's throats in the academy.

Alpheas intervened.

“So where should we place him? Shirone, I mean.”

Siena immediately spoke out.

“Wouldn't Class 5 be appropriate? He has a high possibility of development along with a unique propensity, so I think he should be supervised intensively.”

Thadd immediately refuted.

“But he doesn't know any magic. Doing that would only make him haughty and encourage him to cause trouble.”

“Though some students may possess similar characteristics like the ones you have, not all are like you, Mr. Thadd.”

“Siena! There's a limit to how much I can put up with! Let's be honest here. Frankly speaking, since you're the one in charge of Class 5, you obviously want to be the one to supervise him.”

“So what? What's the problem with that, huh? A teacher wants to guide and teach a student. Is that a problem?”

“I'm just saying, you're being too greedy. He doesn't know magic, and to add to that, he's at a level where he can't modify his Spirit Zone. The highest class we should place him in has to be Class 7, no more than that. It's the most appropriate.”

Alpheas also asked the other instructors.

Some said that it'd be better to slowly raise him from Class 10, step by step. Others even suggested that placing him in a specific class should be put on hold for the time being.

The teacher who resembled an owl came up with a proposal.

“I think Class 7 is perfect. We have to consider his age as well. Since he is a bit older than the average new students, sending him to the Beginner's Class would make the kids lose motivation. Wouldn't Class 7 be okay because it also teaches basic lessons regarding the Spirit Zone? If Shirone really displays great talent, we can give him an early advancement.”

Alpheas felt that he had a point.

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