The Youngest Student of The Royal Academy of Magic ~ The Strongest Wizard Who Emerges From The Poor City (Slums), Unmatched in a Academy Full of Nobles ~ - Chapter 16
- The Youngest Student of The Royal Academy of Magic ~ The Strongest Wizard Who Emerges From The Poor City (Slums), Unmatched in a Academy Full of Nobles ~
- Chapter 16 - Entry Ceremony, And Class Explanation
A night had passed since the incident in the Dark City, and soon it was time for the entrance ceremony of the Royal Academy of Magic.
The tie that was tied around my neck seemed to be quite tight.
After dressing in the official school uniform, I climbed the long hill, and passed through the gate of the Royal Academy of Magic.
When I entered the auditorium, I found that there were already students in it, and the place seemed to be full.
[Ah, it’s Ars-kun!]
As I was looking for somewhere with an empty seat to sit, I was approached by someone who had a familiar face.
I think her name is Lu.
I had some contact with her during the entrance test, she was the blue-haired girl who has a relaxed atmosphere around her.
[That’s right, so you’ve also been approved.]
While holding a pamphlet in her hand, a girl with red hair spoke to me clearly.
The name of this red-haired girl, I think it must be, Rena.
With two little balls of hair tied on top of her head, she is a woman who wears the style of double tails in her long hair.
Rena who was now wearing glasses, unlike the last time we met, she currently exudes an aura much like that of an honor student.
[Hey, don’t you think there are a lot of people here?]
[Of course it does. There are currently in this auditorium, besides the students who have passed the entrance test, there are also people from the recommended group joining us.]
[… These are the people who don’t need to take the entrance test. Whether in terms of family background and personal ability, they are a real elite, I would say.]
I didn’t know that.
Even at the entrance test site there were many high nobles, but unbeknownst to me, there were people with even higher attendances than theirs.
As a commoner, the pressure on my shoulders is getting heavier and heavier.
[Welcome, students, I am the principal of this school, my name is Duke.]
After we had been waiting for some time, a man with a good physical build appeared on the auditorium stage.
I would say he was in his mid-forties. He must be about the same age as my father.
[Now, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for choosing our school this year.]
If we observe a person’s behavior for some time, it is possible to measure approximately the size of a wizard’s strength.
It can be seen even from above the clothes that the muscles in the principal’s body are as hard as steel, and they must have been trained through real battles.
The magical power that is naturally released from his body is always constant and there are no signs of stagnation.
I did not know this.
That within this school, there was one person who could fight in his own way.
[There is a word called “Noblesse Oblige” (Obligation of Nobility). It is unfortunate that it is used in a distorted way too often nowadays, that word was originally, used by people who had magical talent, and who would do everything in their power, to protect those who did not, and that is the true meaning of that word.]
Am I imagining things?
Just now, it seemed that the man on the stage looked at me, and I felt as if he had some kind of suspicious smile on his face.
[To our school, you have used these words as a motto to follow. And you, all 150 of you here, are the chosen group, to protect the weak people. While in our school, I want you to be aware of what I have told you today, and work hard at your studies.]
Unable to counter my curiosity, I looked at the words written on the pamphlet that had been distributed to everyone earlier.
Article Number 7 of the Mottoes of the Royal Academy of Magic.
A person who is born with a talent for magic will do everything in his power to protect those who don’t have it.
It’s amazing, for commoners like me these words are very important.
When he finished speaking his speech, the place was filled with sounds of applause.
[Incredible! That person from now, was the Former Leader of the Holy Knights, Duke-san?]
[It could only really be the Royal Academy of Magic. With the Former Leader of the Holy Knights as its director, I’m proud that I could be a part of it!]
I saw that there was a mysterious atmosphere around him, so this man is a member of the Holy Knights.
Whether it’s the “Order of Holy Knights” and the “Nameless Ones”, they are two sides of the same coin.
We the “Nameless Ones”, are a devolved organization to do all the dirty jobs that the holy knights don’t want to do.
[No wonder, that somehow, I thought of him as a man who was always going to say something rude with his mouth.]
After the entrance ceremony was over, it was time for HR.
We freshmen have been divided into Class A to Class E with a total of 5 Classes, and we must gather in the classroom of the class in which each was appointed.
From the looks of it, I belong to the First Year of Class E.
My seat is at the back near the window.
It seems a bit inconvenient for when I am watching the class, but I don’t mind the position since I can see the whole classroom from here.
[I was surprised, I could never imagine that I would be in the same class as you…]
[That’s good, I will be in the same class as Ars-kun.]
In the classroom, there were already some very familiar faces.
These two seem to have some kind of unexplained connection with me since the entrance test.
After waiting for some time inside the classroom, the class teacher entered the classroom.
[Let me introduce myself, my name is Riara. And until next year, I will be the teacher assigned to all of you.]
The woman who was called Riara, was a sharp-eyed teacher who was in her late 20s.
Unlike the teacher named Bubhara who was the instructor in the entrance test, she seemed to have a well-trained body.
[Well, let’s get straight to the point, which is about our school’s SP system, which is also our main system. First, take a look at your student ID.]
I followed his instruction correctly, and looked at the student ID card that had been handed to me earlier.
SP Held: 0 Points
School Rank: 150/150
From what I can see, this student card has some kind of very advanced magic formula built into it.
I understand the name part and the membership, but the rest is written in words I am not familiar with.
[The SP (School Points) means the numerical value that represents the grades of all of you. The SP, can increase or decrease depending on your results in the regular tests. This number is related to the promotion of all of you, and there are also various kinds of rewards for those who have the best performances, so do your best to be able to earn them.]
It’s a great idea to be able to see my grades in the form of numbers, this kind of school system is not bad for me.
With this kind of SP system, if they didn’t show any favoritism for the high level nobles, I wouldn’t have any complaints…
Considering what has happened to me so far, maybe this is simply too much hope that nothing will come of it.