Infinite Mage (Novel) Chapter 41



The other students who were stimulated by Yiruki's action started busying themselves by talking.

“Isn't that punk amazing? Though the explosive power is the same, the detonation reaction seems to have gotten faster.”

“It's probably just the Savant Syndrome doing its work. He can calculate the reaction equation at an astonishing speed.”

Shirone cut in.

“You mean the equation that causes the explosion?”

“Yeah. I don't know much about detonation magic, but I heard that the explosive power changes depending on how you set up the reaction equation. You could say it's a similar concept to that of the combustion equation for fire magic.”

“I see. With that level of explosive power, I guess he doesn't even need to learn fire magic.”

“No. Denotation magic is used differently from fire magic. First of all, fire magic activates immediately. Even for Yiruki, if his firepower is that strong, it will take that much longer to detonate. Well, reducing that reaction time is up to the detonator.”


If Shirone's insight specialized in teleportation, then Yiruki's superhuman computational power was specialized for detonation magic. 

The biggest advantage of detonation magic was that it could create an enormous explosion from a tiny dot.

The further away from the center the Deviate form got, the smaller it got. It was a magic that was optimized for the Deviate form in that respect.

Yiruki's talent, spirit zone's propensity, and his main specialty were all specialized for explosions…

'Why is Nade close to someone like that?'

Shirone did enjoy reading history that involved wars with mages, but he didn't think that magic had to be so destructive. 

'I've never learned magic with the intention of hurting someone.'

He was curious about Yiruki, but it was Shirone who thought that getting along with him was out of the question.



As if he really put himself under probation, Yiruki did not come to class.

Although he felt a little bad, Shirone was relieved by this.

'I wouldn't know what to say if we ran into each other again.'

After an ordinary day, Shirone took his first formal Class 5 evaluation.

His average score was 41 points.

It was still in the lower range, but it wasn't an easy feat to raise all subjects by 10 points in one month.

After checking the test results, the students tidied up their desks and stretched.

“Phew, I guess I can lay back for a while. Shall we buy something and go to our research group?”

“Let's. With all the stress off my shoulders, I'm feeling hungry.”

Students started leaving in pairs or more, but not Shirone, for he was not part of a research group yet.

'I should go to the library and study some more. My average score is still 40 points…'

He was not satisfied with the results, but the process of enhancing his Core of Knowledge was going smoothly.

Shirone was pleasantly surprised when he noticed that all the knowledge was connecting much faster than he expected.

'It's proof that my network of knowledge is evolving. Let's not waver and stick to it until the end.'

The fact that he had already finished the 20 books he had borrowed a week ago kept his spirits up.

“Hey, Shirone.”

“Yes? What is it?”

A female student approached him as he was packing his backpack.

From a corner of the classroom, her friends were eyeing them with excitement.

“I've talked with my friends about this, but would you like to join our research group? We're researching object-moving magic. We thought that if you were in our group, we could maybe make more achievements. It's also a field that has a lot to do with photon magic.”

Shirone thought carefully.

He had received offers from several groups after being promoted, but this was the first research group that suited his aptitude.

Whether students wanted to join or not was 100% up to them, but there was no case where joining one would be a waste of time.

The academy's evaluation methods were largely divided into three parts. Practical exams, theory exams, and performance evaluations.

Among them, the performance evaluation required one research paper on whatever topic to be submitted between semesters. That's why many students joined a research group, to save time and effort.

Most of the students did it this way, as during vacation time, they would be able to visit their hometowns or stay at the academy to focus on fixing their weak points.

Of course, Shirone also checked the qualifications to join a research group, but eventually changed his mind.

Since he did not complete his work of enhancing his Core of Knowledge, his clumsy participation would only cause them harm.

They gave their proposal based on his previous achievements, but Shirone wasn't sure if he could match their level once all the work and activity started.

“Um… I'm sorry. There's a field I'm studying right now, and I haven't been able to make much progress on it yet. I'm planning on focusing on that for the time being.”

“Oh, I see. That's a bummer.”

“Sorry to turn you down even though you personally made the offer.”

She gave a light laugh.

“No, you don't have to be sorry for anything. Let me know if you change your mind.”

The girl went back to her group after leaving behind kind words. In fact, there were not many students in Class 5 who acted upon their emotions. Though there were eccentrics and exceptions like Yiruki.

'I'm jealous. It looks fun.'

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