Chapter 150 - Clues (1)

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There was no one in the magic world who didn’t know the name Jamie Welton.

No matter how small the rumors were, he was at least known to be a genius. And even fandoms were established in his name.

“I didn’t know it was Jamie Welton. I am sorry for not recognizing you.”

The magicians said with a puzzled face.

Jamie shook his head.

“No. it is weird if you recognize me the moment you see me.”

“Haha. But I heard that you are 8 years old this year, and you seem quite tall. You are one year younger than my son, but taller than him. I guess this is to be expected from Count Welton’s son.”

“Thanks to my father I guess.”

“This side.”

The magician led him through a maze-like room.

“If you walk all the way down this hall, there will be an exclusive secretary for the Master, and they will take you.”

“Thank you.”

“Ah. Polite too. Next time, give me an autograph, my daughter is a huge fan of yours.”

It seemed like she had both a daughter and a son.

Jamie nodded and moved away.

‘This is why people need to become famous.’

Wouldn’t it be nice to have people guide us?

If he wasn’t famous, they would have just told him the directions.

Jamie continued to walk down and as he turned right at the corner, he found a huge door and a man working in front of it.

The exclusive secretary as mentioned before.

“Who are you?”

The man asked as he got up.

“I am Jamie Welton. I came to see Lord Linmel, is he here?”

“Ah. I met a famous person. An appointment?”

“No.”

“Then wait here for a moment please.”

The secretary bowed and then approached the huge door and knocked on it.

“Master. Jamie Welton came to visit. Should I bring him in?”

“Yes.”

“Please enter.”

As the secretary looked at Jamie and said it, he raised his hand into the air.

As mana formed on his palm a green magic circle was drawn in air.

Looked like a security device.

When the magic circle was completed, he put his index finger in the centre and turned it clockwise. The huge door opened slightly with a click, and the sound of a lock being released sounded.

“Come in.”

As the secretary opened the door, the inside scene appeared.

Jamie’s eyes widened. It was clearly said that this was an office. But this place wasn’t like an office.

It was too spacious for an office. It wasn’t just spacious, it was… right. Like an unorganized library.

Thud!

The door closed.

When he turned around the secretary hadn’t come in.

He looked back and looked around.

“What is all this?”

Numerous bookshelves were arranged, with desks lined up between them.

A number of books and scrolls scattered on the desk, some of which were stretched out and put on the floor.

When he got closer and looked, it was all magic books.

It wasn’t known if the contents were organized or not, but all kinds of theories were written in a mess.

It wasn’t just one or two.

Jamie walked along the red carpet which was stretched open. It was messy but not too messy.

This was because it was placed for anyone to see. It was when Jamie looked around curiously.

“Isn’t this a little dirty?”

A voice came from somewhere.

A voice mixed with mana, making it impossible to know the direction.

Marquis Linmel.

Mana manipulation had been applied to the entire space. It wasn’t easy magic.

It was just to show that he had the perfect control of this entire place in him.

Given that this office belonged to him, it was natural.

“It’s a little messy rather than dirty… feels good.”

“Haha. Does Jamie know how to see things?”

This time the voice became clearer.

Jamie turned to the left and there was Linmel with a slightly tired face.

“You seem busy with research.”

“As you can see, I have been busy these past few days.”

“I apologize for coming here without prior notice.”

“My Jamie is coming, how can I not have time?”

Linmel treated Jamie like his grandson, which made Jamie smile.

Inside he mumbled, ‘How dare he pretend that we are close when we haven’t met in years?’

“So, what is up?”

“Before that. there are a lot of books here, can I ask what you are researching?”

“Oh oh. You probably don’t know that a magician shouldn’t be asked that until the research is published.”

“This is my first time hearing such a thing?”

“Not deceiving you.”

“It won’t work on me.”

“What?”

“Nothing.”

The two looked at each other and smiled at the same time.

“It is nothing.”

Linmel said after a smile.

“I was studying war magic.”

“… war magic.”

“Yes. You know this well.”

The one thing associated with war in the kingdom.

The war with Zenith which might happen.

Linmel is a high ranking noble of the Seldam Kingdom, and one of the people with great magic talent. He was in the process of developing war magic for the possible war, and studied magic books.

“And the opponent is the Zenith church. It won’t be easy. Their God symbolizes war. I heard that if Zenith Church goes to war, it is when their victory is guaranteed. What kind of magic must be created to defeat such people? I am currently contemplating that part.”

Jamie could immediately grasp the meaning of it.

‘The completion of this magic will become a horn which signals the start of war.’

A super wide area magic which will be a serious blow to the Zenith church.

There was nothing that came to his mind other than that of magic that would bring victory of war in one shot.

Sword and magic didn’t match, but the war had already begun.

“Anyway, the progress hasn’t been much, so it is still a pain. Now that we have talked about me, let’s talk about you too. What did you come here for?”

“Permission.”

“Permission for what?”

“I want to teach a student of mine how to use the whole body breathing method. Would that be fine?”

Linmel’s eyes widened.

The whole body breathing method was handed down to Jamie only, it was Linmel’s own technique.

But when Jamie said that he would pass it to someone, Linmel was a bit shocked.

“You know what you are saying?”

“That is why I am asking for permission.”

“If I say no…”

“I will teach something else. It would be far less compared to your method, though. Such a great method right? Unique in the world.”

Jamie bluntly answered and praised Linmel too.

Linmel coughed and agreed.

“Yes. It is hard to find one which is as good as it. Though it would differ with elves and dragons.”

“She’s a talented child. But, she also is an unfortunate one who lacks mana. So, if you allow me, I’ll teach her this method.”

“And the child’s name?”

“Ann. Ann Myers.”

“Ann… ah, that girl.”

Linmel snapped his fingers.

As Siegfried said, Ann was once a topic for the elders.

Linmel nodded.

“It was said that she is a girl with an unusual brain. I mean, enough to understand what she sees at once. I remember Siegfried trying to voice it out.”

Jamie was slightly surprised to hear Siegfried being vocal about her. When he talked before, he gave the impression that Ann was a pitiful child.

“That method will alleviate the lack of mana to some extent.”

“But you do know right? Mana isn’t the only thing lacking.”

“…”

“I know she has a nice brain, but she lacks the qualities of a magician. She is too ordinary. If she learns the method she might be able to reach the 5th class, but it is a bit of a waste to use such a great method only for her to reach 5th class.”

In this regard, Linmel was cold.

He took great pride in his method. Handing down to Jamie too was something he did after much deliberation.

If Ann had been gifted to some extent, he might have stepped ahead before Jamie even asked.

But Jamie had different thoughts.

“5th class or higher. No. What if I raise her up to be a great magician?”

“You?”

“It is quite possible.”

“Even if you aren’t a great magician, that is too…”

“One can become a great magician at any time.”

Jamie cut off Linmel’s words.

In a moment, silence fell. The two looked at each other and smiled, but their faces were stiff.

“Jamie. It goes without saying that you are a child with great talent in the world. But a great magician isn’t some position which is easily mentioned.”

“My explanation was lacking.”

“About what?”

“Magical realisation has been completed. It is just that I don’t like it yet.”

At those words, Linmel seemed shocked.

Only a great magician who reached 7th class knew what it meant to complete a magical realisation.

Because only those who have experienced it can empathize with it.

“.. completed?”

“It is difficult right now because the state itself isn’t fully matured, but when the time comes I can become a great magician easily.”

Because he had experience from his past life.

And if he had the magical realisation ‘multi complex three dimensional magic circle’ was done, he could take the rank of a great magician at any time.

However, it failed once.

So in this life, he was planning to use another method to rise up.

“Right now you… are you suggesting that you are trying to create another magical realisation?”

“Something like that.”

“Oh!”

Even if a magician gave up his life, it was impossible to have a single realization. And impossible to even think of two in one lifetime.

And an idea that even the dragons won’t be able to do.

“I can do it.”

Arrogant. However, looking at Jamie’s current progress, no one could take it as a joke.

Linmel was intimidated by a boy who turned 8 this year.

Suddenly, it felt like someone was standing behind Jamie and giving him confidence. It felt like some tremendous presence was watching him.

‘Jamie Welton. A child like you…’

Linmel smiled as it sounded absurd.

However, he didn’t intend to allow the usage of his method so easily.

“An offer.”

“Offer?”

“Yes.”

The space trembled as Linmel raised mana, the robes which weren’t washed were now looking new, and the messy hair was cleared.

And when he stretched out his hand, a powerful magic sparked and an indigo staff appeared.

“I would like to have a match here.”

“Really?”

“Huhuhu. It doesn’t mean for one to win. Just make me happy. I will not consider you as a genius, but as any other magician. Let’s try our best.”

“Marquis you will not go back on your word, right?”

“What do you think of me? I am not a stupid person. And not one to act like Serpent.”

Linmel too doesn’t seem to like Serpent.

Jamie smiled and his left hand gripped Scud and the right hand well…

The staff called ‘Beyond Avalon’ was summoned from the air.

“Beyond Avalon? How did you…”

“I got it as a present.”

“… that old woman didn’t sell that to me. Haha. Let’s hear the new story later. And start.”

The space changed as Linmel hit the floor with his staff.

It was a large cube shaped space. Seeing the strong mana on six sides, it seemed like this place couldn’t be damaged by any attack.

Sshhh- Jamie half pulled out Scud from its sheath and warned with a happy face.

“Don’t regret this.”

And he started to occupy the space.

[Sea of Hundred.]

Thud!!!

All the mana flowing around Jamie revolved.

“It has been a while, so I don’t think I can control my strength.”

The time had come when sword and magic became one.

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