Chapter 152 - Clues (3)

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Linmel looked at Jamie.

His magical realization ‘Cognitive Dissonance’ touches all the senses of the subject, causing them to see powerful hallucinations.

Despite the calm face, there must have been a fierce battle on the inside.

Even if he understood it, he wouldn’t be able to cope.

It would be impossible to escape it unless the opponent was superior to him.

Even if they were good, they would have to do a lot of work for it to end.

“And you would die if you tried, Jamie Welton.”

If he can’t get rid of the hallucinations, he would feel like he was dying multiple times.

Linmel could already do that to Jamie.

This magical realization was obtained to defeat a Sword Master. This was a secret technique to show that the magicians who were treated as weak by swordsmen, weren’t weak.

“I need to do this to you.”

If left like this, even Jamie would suffer mental damage. The world wouldn’t forgive Linmel if he hurt Jamie, the treasure of Seldam in a mere spar.

And before that, Count Welton might decapitate him.

“Your father is a scary man.”

Linmel said with a smile and raised his hand.

It was a moment to adjust the mana of the magic.

Thud!!

Jamie’s tiny body shook once, sending over a shockwave to the ground.

White dust floated in the air.

At that moment, the mana around him began to get absorbed by Jamie, or more precisely, the sword and staff in both hands.

“That kid, what is…?”

He stopped and watched Jamie.

Something was about to change around Jamie, he wasn’t sure what the change was but seeing that, Linmel knew that he would see it till the end even if didn’t want to.

Mana swirled.

Mana which was being absorbed. At that moment, a black light appeared on Jamie’s skin.

It was Leviathan. However, since the black mana was drained, Linmel’s could only consider it as a strange power.

At that moment, Jamie raised both hands and crossed the sword and staff. And lowered the sword in a straight line.

“…!!”

Linmel saw a huge ball of fire falling over his head.

The earth cracked and lava rose.

Thunderbolt fell and a gust of wind raged.

And he laughed.

All sorts of disasters were engulfing him.


Jamie had a strange experience.

At first, he was planning to return to reality by absorbing all the mana with Leviathan.

He wasn’t sure if it would even work or not, but he thought of trying, so he danced the sword dance. Following the Sea of Hundred, he somehow drew the mana towards him.

From then came the strange experience.

The first was Scud, with his dimly opened eyes, he followed the trail of the sword. The tangled disaster seemed to be cut down like paper.

Next was Beyond Avalon. The staff poured the mana absorbed into the superficial world. And the illusion began to be sucked into Jamie.

At first, he was thinking of only absorbing the mana, but Linmel’s entire magic was targeted.

‘What is this…’

Something unexpected happened.

Scud’s sword blade fluttered in rainbow colors.

As soon as he saw it, he knew. This was Linmel’s magical realization ‘Cognitive Dissonance’.

‘But how is this?’

The great magician’s magical realization was assimilated with his sword?

Jamie smiled.

He wasn’t sure what happened, but Jamie decided to accept it and crossed his weapons.

Both resonated.

And Scud was lowered in a straight line. All illusions were shattered and reality was revealed.

Linmel clearly looked shocked. The illusion which was slashed was shot back to its master.

When Jamie looked at the sword, the light had disappeared.

“What did you do?”

Linmel asked.

It must have been an illusion that evoked the illusion of all senses, and he stood there as if nothing had happened.

“I didn’t know you could reverse the illusion in five senses.”

He spoke bluntly, unable to hide the faint emotional change in his voice.

Linmel was in a state of shock and it was difficult to accept the reality now.

Jamie looked at Scud and Beyond Avalon and then put them both into the subspace.

“I don’t know either. At first, I only thought of absorbing mana with the intention of dispelling the hallucination, but at some point, the weapon turned into one with Marquis’s power.”

“… into one.”

“I don’t know the full theory. I think I should go and do more analysis on this.”

“Huh. A coincidence?”

Coincidence.

It meant that what happened wasn’t intentional.

‘But if I let this go, it’ll be a waste.’

Jamie saw this as a new path. He wasn’t sure, but it felt like he could have a clue.

‘Maybe, maybe this is my new…’

It hasn’t been confirmed yet.

Because people didn’t know how things would turn out.

But the power he saw and witnessed.

Such power didn’t exist anywhere.

It’s because he took the opponent’s power and gave it back.

The problem was that it depended on the strength of the opponent.

Jamie smiled.

He thought he was just learning swordsmanship, but now he had a new weapon.

Jamie thought,

“Marquis. So, how was it?”

Linmel laughed bitterly at that question.

This was supposed to be a lighthearted situation, but it wasn’t so light anymore.

He had no intention of going back on what he said.

“It was good. I give you the control of the Whole Body breathing method.”

“Thank you.”

Jamie smiled.


“Did you see everything?”

“…”

Linmel looked at Raymon, the 4th elder who was unable to take his eyes off the crystal ball.

Currently, the two were trying to create magic for the war which might come. And then Jamie showed up, so Raymon decided to watch it from behind.

“I wish I could tell you how I felt…”

Raymon looked at Linmel.

He sighed and then chuckled as if he wanted to say something.

“Shocking. I never thought that sword and magic could be so harmonious.”

The attack from Jamie wasn’t an attack from a magician swordsmen for the sake of attacking.

Magician swordsmen treated swords like magic tools. Throwing fireballs or putting fire on a sword.

It was just a substitute to aura which they can’t use. There were only a handful of people who could use both magic and swords.

Yet, their status would be ambiguous, and in practice, they wouldn’t show much result.

But Jamie was different. When he first teleported and aimed for Linmel, the attack was nothing short of an assassin’s technique.

If the opponent wasn’t Linmel, they would have died. But Jamie seemed aware of that.

After creating a clone, he fired a blow mixed with powerful magic from all four directions. It wasn’t enough that Linmel’s shield was shattered but even the back of his robe was burned.

What followed was even more shocking. Linmel’s magic realization was well known to Raymon. The absolute hallucination which was impossible to escape from.

He made that his own. Although it was temporary, it was even sent back to the caster.

“Jamie, just what kind of existence is this child?”

“The eldest child of the Welton family.”

“I didn’t mean that. This child, is he really a child?”

Raymon thought Jamie wasn’t human.

Dragon or high elf.

He had talent which couldn’t be explained unless he was a child of those two races.

In addition, the swordsmanship he saw was small, but it was still unusual for a child his age.

“Do you think humans can be born with so many skills?”

“Hm.”

“Artificial.”

“What is that supposed to mean?”

“The very existence of Jamie Welton seems artificial. Like a superhuman as if he was made for ‘something’, like that!”

Raymon spoke to Linmel who was wide-eyed.

“And you, you must know what this means.”

“Raymon.”

“Right. Jamie Welton is the one who came down to save humans, those who are at the bottom of the world!”

“Don’t say anymore. There are ears everywhere.”

“To abolish the Zenith Church. Right. The start will be the Zenith Church. Jamie Welton has the power to destroy the Zenith Church. He will definitely grow within the coming 10 years.”

“Hold back your reins! The people of 12 Gods exist everywhere, and right now Jamie is a saint of Pyro.”

“That is the only thing I don’t understand. Why did the Goddess make Jamie Welton into her saint? What is she aiming for? Did she realize that he is the savior of humans…?”

“Just guesses. Rather, hold yourself. Your face is turning red. Haven’t you broken out of that habit, yet?”

Raymon let out a short breath and Linmel pointed it out.

“Phew- sorry, It was shocking.”

“Aren’t you more excited than the party involved? I had my magical realization shot back at me.”

He was able to control the power. He thought even if it was Jamie, he would be a little hurt.

Even so, Linmel’s self esteem hurt as his attack was reflected back.

‘On the one hand, it gives us hope.’

Raymon was right.

Jamie wasn’t an ordinary kid and he knew it.

A being with absurd power, as if he appeared for the present humans.

That was Jamie Welton.

“Let’s keep watching him. There is still time to spare.”

“Those bastards of Zenith Church. Let’s see how long they can hide.”

The two great magicians’ faces hardened as they recalled a common enemy.


Linmel gave permission to use the Whole Body breathing method.

It was unknown how far it will help Ann grow. If it didn’t work, he was thinking of giving up.

For those with no qualification, the Whole Body breathing method was just a little hope.

However, he was going to do his best as he promised Linmel. Ann must do her best too.

“This is a challenge for me too.”

In the past, Diablo Volfir was an excellent teacher.

All the disciples he taught turned into amazing magicians. Those were happy days. He remembered the time when his disciples brought and introduced their disciples to him.

A child he taught would bring in their own students.

That was how it went. Even if they didn’t share a bond, the education they imparted created a bond as strong as that of a family.

It all ended in ruins, but Jamie was determined to do it again.

That was Jamie and Diablo Volfir’s education system.

‘Prevent that from happening again.’

Become much stronger than the previous life.

Transcend the phases of the 12 Gods so nothing happens the same way it did in the past.

Even if it was just Ann, he would do his best.

It was when Jamie was walking along thinking of how to teach.

“You.”

“Uh?”

He turned and looked at the red haired boy, Lennon.

Jamie frowned and strode towards him.

“You?”

“W-why are you coming at me like that?”

“Why is this child acting rude to his teacher??”

“Ah!”

Jamie walked up to Lennon and flicked his forehead.

Lennon’s head was hurt because of the mana used.

It seemed quite painful that he was shaking his head.

Jamie looked at Lennon and said.

“In the past we were the same age, but now I am your teacher and you refer to me as ‘You’??”

“S-sorry.”

“Sorry??”

Jamie reached out to hit him again but Lennon covered his forehead and with a hurt expression, he apologized.

“Sorry sir.”

“Next time you call your teacher like that, it won’t end with a nightmare. You remember that time, right?”

Lennon gulped at it. It was because of his memories of being thrown into an abyss by Jamie.

Lennon nodded.

“So, why did you call me?”

“That… I heard you are teaching Ann Myers magic.”

“I don’t remember telling anyone?”

“I was passing by and overhead that.”

“Don’t spew nonsense. Do you think I don’t know your character?”

“… I heard it from a student who was passing.”

To be precise, it was a student who was passing who wanted to be in Lennon’s good graces that told him.

Lennon had quite a few followers in here, all people who wanted a connection with the Simon family.

“Bastard, are you trying to build your own power? How long have you been here?”

“N-No, I didn’t! They come up to me and say stuff like that. I mean it!”

In the past he would have appreciated this, but after being hurt by Jamie, he stopped thinking about such things.

“So, are you really going to teach Ann?”

“Yes. Why?”

“Teach me too!”

“What?”

Jamie frowned at Lennon’s sudden remarks.

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