Study Magic in My Free Time - Chapter 15: The First Step To Freedom – Hunter Guild
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My phantom and I are facing each other in the woods.
My phantom then stuck out his fist, then we nodded at each other.
From my phantom’s hands, five magic missiles shot out.
[Elementary Magic: Magic Missile.]
I was told that it is the easiest spell to learn.
You just have to release your magic power, turn towards the target, and shoot. That’s it.
Therefore, someone who has an affinity with certain magic can use it with 50/50 success rate,
or so I was told.
And my phantom just shot 5 Magic Missiles towards me.
I also stuck out my fist,
And counter it with 5 shots of magic missiles.
To have the magic missiles that my phantom had shot first, be intercepted with mine that was shot later, was the training concept.
If the summon magic that summons spirits to help its summoner is considered [Auto] magic, then the normal
magic is [Manual] magic.
Ordering a spirit is convenient but, in the end, ordering someone else to do your job must have a total mutual understanding or else, the detailed part of the job will end up becoming something you don’t like.
In that respect, if I have the power to control normal magic, I can do the detailed operation and the adjustments
from the spirit’s work.
I came to this conclusion after letting the spirit do various works for me here.
To better memorize the details, I thought that the [Magic Missile] will be the best method since it’s just magic about releasing your magic power.
The detailed part will have to be done by myself.
That’s why I’m training to intercept [Magic Missiles] shot by my phantom.
By the way, the reason the limit is 5 shots instead of 7 is that [Summon Contract: Liam] is using 1 slot
of my magic.
Since I can only shoot in prime numbers, 6 is no go, that’s why it went down to 5 shots.
While shooting [Magic Missiles] at each other, I kept on thinking.
Summon magic: a magic that you use constantly, which means that it will keep on using 1 slot.
Added with prime numbers limitation, I lost 2 magic slots with a single-use.
I wish I can summon one more phantom.
I kept thinking while shooting with my phantom, when it winked at me.
It’s a sign.
I canceled my summon to desummon my phantom.
Not long after, pakin I heard a sound of a twig being broken.
When I turned around, I got surprised a little.
It’s a young man I know well.
Charles’s first son and Hamilton House’s eldest son.
“So you are here, Liam.”
“What’s wrong, brother?”
This is the first time that I talked to Albrevit since I took over this body.
It’s also the first time in a few months.
Even though we’re brothers, between a noble’s first son and fifth son, our status and future differ greatly.
By the way, since the second and third son was always laying lazily everyday, I sometimes greet and talk with them for a bit
after I got up and ready in the morning.
But as for the eldest son, things are different.
“Are you practicing magic?”
“Eh? Ah, yes.”
“Is that so? Lately, you are amazing.”
“Your greatness in magic became a hot topic between the servants.”
He patted my back.
And then I realized.
Even though his mouth smiled, his eyes did not.
“Maybe it’s just because they have a lot of free time but, a rumor is just a rumor after all.”
I will just play the fool for now.
I think it’s not a good idea to face Albrevit’s hostility head-on.
“Is that so? Come to think of it, Liam what do you want to do in the future?”
My intuition is telling me that I have to answer this question carefully so I thought for a bit.
My opponent is the eldest son who will become the next head.
It’s possible that he is suspicious of me.
“If possible, I want to be free as fast as I can.”
“I want to be free. That’s right… I want a work that will guarantee a good life.”
“I like that kind of things.”
It seems my answer was right.
When I indirectly said, “I don’t want to fight with my own family”, the hostility in his eyes
had pretty much vanished.
“You are pretty good with magic, right?”
“Then, let’s introduce you to the Hunter Guild.”
Hunter Guild. A guild.
There’s also that matter with the charcoal.
If he is serious about introducing me, there’s no reason to refuse, that’s what I thought.
A guild is a place where people with more or less have the same occupation gathered.
A Hunter Guild, just like its name, is for Hunters. It’s a gathering place for people who
hunts beasts and monsters daily.
And here I am in front of the only Hunter Guild in the town.
I went inside, and their gaze focused on me.
It has almost the same structure with a bar. There’s a counter deeper inside, and tables
for people to gather up.
There a lot of hunter-like people sitting at the tables, and they were looking at me.
“Whaaat? It’s just a kid.”
“This is not a place for a kid to come by, you know.”
Ignoring the voices from people around me, I headed straight to the counter.
I talked to a fat man beyond the counter table.
“Are you the Guild Master?”
“Then you are Liam Hamilton, right?”
“I’ve heard from Lord Albrevit.”
I nod again.
“You have to take an exam right now.”
“Even if the one who asked is Lord Albrevit, in the Hunter’s world, it’s all about abilities. If you died
fighting something beyond your abilities, then, that’s it.”
“I heard you were good with magic. Try casting something. I won’t mind even if you chant slowly.”
“You’re also clueless about the chant, huh?”
The Guildmaster laughed.
‘Geez, what a pampered kid’, is what I feel he was thinking.
“It’s a magic word to help you cast a spell. For a human, chanting will create a stronger spell
That’s the first I heard.
I want to learn more, but I felt like it’s not the best time to do it.
‘This is really troublesome so hurry it up’, is what his face is telling me.
“It’s attack magic but, where should I shoot it?”
“Just shoot me.”
It can’t be helped. Let’s fire 5 shots of [Magic Missiles].
I shot 5 magic bullets.
The Guildmaster went [Gyu-].
It seems that my [Magic Missile] had hit something since there was a sound of a glass breaking.
He’s able to avoid 4 shots but the last one hit his side like a hook punch.
“Oi! Look! What is that!?”
“I’ve never seen that kind of magic. Is it high-grade [Magic Missile]?”
“So that means he can use high-grade magic !?”
Since I’m not aiming at my phantom, it can’t be helped that a [Magic Missile] which I held back,
“You’re not all talk…”
The guild master wiped the blood from the corner of his mouth.
“With that kind of power, I can give you C rank… no, let’s give you a B rank.”
I don’t know what exactly happened but, it seems that I’d passed for now.
Translator and Editor Notes:
15 Chapter in, and we are free from the first growth phase (I hope)
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