Infinite Mage (Novel) Chapter 30


The class became noisy. Class 5? It wasn't just an early promotion, it was a ticket to the 2nd-highest floor. This was an unconventional decision not only for students but for the school as well.

“Teacher, I object! How can Shirone jump two classes? He can't even use any magic.”

This was the first time Siena heard of such a thing. Ethella had also never mentioned it, but maybe she didn't know either. After all, one never really used magic in the lower-level classes.

“Is that true, Shirone?”

His classmates looked back at Shirone. Their eyes seemed to be saying:

'Please just say you can't. Say you can't.'

“Yes, there's no magic I can use yet.”


Even so, there was no problem with early promotion. Magic was taught in earnest starting from class 5, and the curriculum of the lower class focused on strengthening the Spirit Zone.

Shirone had mastered the basics of the Four Way Formation, and the size and durability of his Spirit Zone were not inferior to those of the upper-leveled class. Therefore, in determining the exact class, five was quite appropriate.

But it was indeed quite unusual that he still couldn't use magic. If you were a student, you were bound to try and use magic secretly. After all, the only reason one would ever come to the academy would be to learn magic.

“I, too, find it a bit questionable. However, there is no magic evaluation until Class 6. Shirone's early promotion will progress as originally planned.”

“I can't allow this!”

Mark, the implicit leader of Class 7, jumped to his feet. He was a student with a large square jaw to match his big size.

“How can you show such favoritism? Please, provide us a reason why. You said omniscience is just as important as omnipotence! I do not and cannot understand the special treatment given to Shirone!”

“That's right! To be honest, even if I compete with him in terms of grades and achievements right at this moment, I'm confident that I'll win! He can't even keep up with the theory class!”

“If you promote Shirone early, I will present this situation to the student council and hold a hearing!”

The students' protest was much stronger than expected. Even though they were young, they were all children who pushed through competition from Class 10. Siena had expected them to be spurred on by this happening, but they were burning with hostility as if facing an arch-nemesis.

'There's something I don't know.'

Siena realized that the situation had turned pretty serious considering the look of the students' faces who were set on fighting as if this was a war. If their resistance was this strong, it could adversely affect the class atmosphere, opposite to how she had originally hoped it would.

“This hasn't been officially decided yet. Accurate notices will be announced after an instructor meeting. I will wrap up today's class here.”

Siena, who returned to the instructor's office, placed her chin on her hand and fell deep in thought.

Competition was inevitable due to the nature of this specialized academy. Also, the students were aware of this fact and voluntarily enrolled in the academy.

'What was it? Those strange looks in the students' eyes?'

It wasn't simple jealousy. Early promotion had been around for a long time, but it was the first time that there was such a strong backlash to someone receiving it.

“Excuse me, Ms. Siena.”

A female student named Maria came to see Siena.

She was the oldest in Class 7, at 19 years of age. She has not been promoted for four years and has been drifting in place.

She was not lacking in talent at all, but because she had a timid and fearful personality, the academy pitied her, as they knew the atmosphere in the academy was not one that welcomed someone like her.

“Yes? What's the matter, Maria?”

“Um… I have something to tell you.”

Maria, who was hesitant for a long time, confessed everything. What kind of treatment Shirone was currently facing in class, and why the children were so angry at the announcement a while ago.

As the story progressed further, Siena's frown deepened more and more. They were tormenting Shirone with a method that was too foul to be considered a simple emotional quarrel.

As if they planned to do so, whenever they encountered Shirone, they would pretend to vomit, and there were many cases where they intentionally flocked around Shirone and talked among themselves.

Maria ended the story in tears.

“I'm not really affected by it now now, but looking back, I was treated like that once too, at least to a degree. At that time, I didn't care about studying or anything. Honestly, I think Shirone is amazing. How can he be calm in such a situation?”

Siena grasped the full extent of the situation. One student was being ostracized by a group. Without fair competition, There was no reason for this academy to exist.

“Alright, thank you for telling me. I'll take care of it from here.”

Shirone arrived at the dormitory around midnight. The bullying got worse ever since the early promotion was mentioned, so he found it better to just return early and read a book.

Knock, knock.

Someone knocked on the door. When he checked the time, it was already past 1 a.m.

'Who is it at this hour?'

It was a time when students were unable to go out and for employees to leave work. Could it be that the kids came all this way to bully him?

He couldn't easily approach the door because anxiety left him stunned, but he heard a familiar voice from the other side of the door.

“Shirone, are you sleeping?”

“Ms. Siena?”

Shirone hurriedly opened the door. It was really Ms. Siena.

“Can I come in?”

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