Arc 1 Admission to Royal Magic Academy
Julis decides to enroll in the Magic Academy.
Essentially, magic is the ability to interfere with any phenomenon by using the mana within the body.
Most people have mana in their bodies, and anyone can handle magic. The rest is up to you, your magic manipulation skills, your affinity for attributes, and the amount of mana you have. If you can develop these, you can become an excellent mage.
If you are good at manipulating mana, you can handle delicate magic, and the finer you are at manipulating it, you can handle more magic.
The stronger the attribute affinity, the more powerful the magic of that attribute will be, and the easier it will be to earn more magic of that attribute.
The more mana you have, the last longer you can use magic, and the more powerful magic you can handle.
These are just some of the latent abilities that most are born with. The rest is up to one’s own efforts.
However, Julis was not born with any mana.
Everyone should be born with even a small amount of mana. However, Julis was born with no mana at all.
In the world, this is called “mana deficiency disease”.
Julis is one of the hundreds of thousands of people who suffered from this condition.
In a world where magic is the norm,————Julis had been repeatedly talked about behind his back by other nobles for his inability to use magic.
‘Failure’, ‘Disgrace to the nobility’, ‘Failure as a human being’, and so.
Therefore, the public’s nickname for Julis is————
“Even if I enroll, I’ll be ridiculed behind me even more, you know? Rather than as support for Cecilia, I will only cause trouble for her……. I don’t wanna give Cecilia any trouble.”
Seeing Julis muttering sadly, Cecilia let out a word of worry.
Even if he could enroll, Julis wouldn’t be able to keep up with the classes at the Royal Magic Academy, which focuses on magic. Besides, he’d just be ridiculed by the people around————Even now, the reputation of the Viscount Anderberg family was at worst, and as “the next lord is the failure son who can’t use magic”, it’d drop even further.
Furthermore, her reputation as a saintess she was with will be ruined.
(I definitely don’t, want that to happen. ……)
It was the reason Julis hated the most. He was “absolutely not going to let Cecilia got hurt” no matter what.
This is why he wanted her to leave this place as soon as possible before her reputation was ruined————He had such a reason.
……Well, that was also the reason why Julis refused the request.
When Marsha heard this, he opened his mouth.
“I used to go to the Royal Magic Academy……. To be frank, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with Julis enrolling in the academy, you know?”
“…… What’s your rationale for that?”
“That’s because this academy is, for better or worse, a ‘meritocracy’.”
Marsha put down his fork and looked at Julis with a serious gaze.
“It is true that magic is the mainstay of education and demand————but, it is only demanded because ‘there is a perception that magic is the strongest’, and in fact ‘anything is fine as long as it is strong’. This is why Julis is good enough to enroll. On the contrary, from my point of view, I don’t think there is anyone stronger than Julis.”
Julis fell silent at his father’s mysterious confidence.
“As for me, I think Julis shall enroll————don’t give a sh*t about our reputation. Fortunately, the Duke of Miller is a good friend of mine. It’s not going to hurt us if we lose our damn reputation.”
“That’s right, Julis, don’t worry about it, just go and enjoy your school life to the fullest!”
Marsha and Marianne gave him a kind look. The expression on their faces is that of parents who care for their son. And the servants standing around were watching them with smiles on their faces.
Cecilia, who was standing next to him, took his hand.
“I want to enroll in with Julis. I’m interested in the academy, and I’m certain that————I’ll have fun anywhere as long as with Julis. Don’t think about bothering me……. I’m fine as long as Julis is with me.”
Wrapped in the warmth of Cecilia’s hands, Julis rethought about it.
Even for Julis, he had been wanting to go to the academy before he took over his territory.
However, because he couldn’t use magic, he’d get the people around him in trouble————and so, he kept his mouth shut, and had never said anything about it.
“Didn’t you develop your own powers that no one else could in order not to be mocked? So why are you so frightened now? ……As the Anderberg family, you should live with your heart on your sleeve. You are our pride and joy, my son.”
Because Julis couldn’t use magic, he acquired a power that cannot be used by anyone else.
Here and now, that’s what————
“…..Okay, I understand. I’m going to enroll in the Royal Magic Academy”
————encouraged him to make that choice.
“Great! Well said, my son!”
“Fufu, if it’s Julis, he will be fine. I’m certain Julis will come back with fame in his hand.”
“Thank goodness! I’m reassured with Julis beside me!”
Everyone was pleased with Julis’s choice. The servants were also a little tearful when they heard it.
(Well, …… father is right, isn’t he?)
Why did I create a “Sorcery” that no one else can handle?
In this world where no one made fun of me, and magic was the norm, “Why don’t I just get stronger?” Didn’t that was the enough reason?
……That’s what he just remembered from a long time ago.
(Shall I do my best, in the magic academy……)
Thus, Julis decided to enter the Royal Magic Academy.
Of course, Cecilia, the Saintess, was along with him.
“Ah, that’s right. The entrance exam is the day after tomorrow, so good luck, my son.”
“…… Hey, what the h*ll did you just say, Motherf*cker?”
It’s a two-month ride from this remote land of Anderberg to the royal capital where the Royal Magic Academy was located.
And yet, it was beyond absurd to ask him to participate in the exam──── the day after tomorrow.
And Julis, without suppressing his overflowing anger, asked Marsha.
“…..Hey, when did you receive this letter?”
“…… I believe it was three months ago, O my son.”
After that, Julis used all the sorcery he could to sink his father to the ground.