“The owner of the Royal Tower is not the Master of the Tower, but the King. Therefore, even if there is a territorial war, the prohibited area that should never be invaded is the tower. If you experience trouble while traveling in the countryside, head to the Wizard Tower branch. Attacking the Royal Tower would mean treason against His Majesty, so they would not hurt you recklessly.”
I nodded at his useful tip.
I’m still in the village of Karas, but I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future.
The increase in ability through rewards could lead me to 4th Circles like Gordon faster than expected, or when I complete quests.
It’s best to be aware of these tips as much as possible.
“That’s how much His Majesty cares for the wizards. Although it does not come with a great deal of funding like the Whisward Empire, institutional treatment is no less than that.”
The Royal Wizard Tower’s official wizard (3rd-4th circles) is itself a title and is placed in the same rank as a standard knight.
In addition, a baron title is given to a 5th circle high-ranking wizard, and a baron title with the territory is given to a 6th circle that can be inherited even after three generations.
For 6th Circle’s high-ranking wizard, it was easy to enter politics as a royal family supporter, one of the few ways commoners could become great nobles.
In other words, Gordon’s private connection is a senior wizard within the 6th Circle and he is entitled to go into politics at any time.
Of course, a wizard’s growth could be stopped as soon as the wizard fell into politics.
“Oh, aren’t you Gordon, are you?”
As soon as he entered the tower through the entrance guarded by a Royal Guard soldier, not the Territorial Army, someone recognized Gordon and expressed his welcome.
“Oh, it’s Serrad. Good to see you.”
It seems to me that Gordon and Serrad are similar in age, but Gordon’s position seems to be higher due to his formal wordings.
“I’ve heard before that you traveled to the Whisward Empire.”
“It’s been a while since I came back. Now I found a disciple in the village of Karas, and I’m teaching him magic.”
Gordon then introduced me.
“Nice to meet you, Serrad. I’m Jihoon.”
“Well, good to see you.”
Serrad received my greetings with a disappointed expression, perhaps because Gordon’s first disciple was too old.
Usually, children were more receptive to Mana, so if the wizard had a disciple, he preferred to be younger.
“He’s a genius who made it beyond 1st circle to 2nd circles in just five weeks. He is my pride.”
But at Gordon’s subsequent comments, he opened his eyes wide, and the other wizards passing by looked surprised.
“What kind of joke are you making…….”
“Am I someone who tells such a lame joke?”
“Oh, my God, is this real?”
Gordon’s simple burst of laughter filled with pride.
Maybe it’s because of the system’s assistance based on real ability, but I’ve never thought it would be difficult to achieve the 2nd circle, so I’m just ashamed to praise you like this.
“He’s been using mana naturally since the beginning. That’s why it’s easier.”
“The mana affinity alone doesn’t increase the circle, does it?”
“That’s it. That’s it.”
Serrad burst into admiration and looked again, and I responded leisurely with a commercial smile.
“I’d like to get my student to join the wizard tower. Can you help me?”
“Of course, you come this way.”
Whether it’s on duty or being in charge, he seems to be in charge of administrative affairs on the first floor.
There was a teller, but he handed me the documents himself and explained them to me.
The paperwork was completed before long, and Serrad instructed the teller to do something.
“It’s a gift.”
And I was handed a bunch of black cloth by an employee.
Spreading something out, it was the same design robe Gordon and Serrad were wearing.
“Wizard Robe is a personal item that is supposed to be bought at your own expense, but you are Gordon’s disciple, and we can’t just say hello.”
I don’t know the exact price. I don’t know if I should be willing to accept something quite luxurious.
I glanced at Gordon and he nodded, “You deserve it.”
Then I immediately put on the robe and Serrad responded with satisfaction.
I like it because it’s comfortable and warm, but I don’t think I’ll ever be able to wear it in combat because the end of the robe is just too thick.
“Oh, my God, I’ve been holding you back for too long. Aren’t you going to meet the branch manager?”
“Yes, I have something to discuss.”
“Hurry up and go up. Let’s continue talking after you come down.”
We left Serrad behind and headed upstairs for a meeting with the branch manager, the highlight of the day.
I thought something magical would send us up, but we moved purely on foot with the stairs.
If they decide to make an elevator by magic, they can make it as much as you want.
Is it a budget issue?
Thanks to that, I climbed the stairs for a long time, and Gordon’s breathing became increasingly harsh.
By the time we arrived at the branch manager’s office at the top, he breathe for a long time, saying, “I should have used fly magic.”
“Come on in!”
Did we stand outside the branch manager’s office too long?
Inside, I heard the shouting of an old man.
As a high-ranking wizard of the 6th circles, he must have felt an external abnormality.
Gordon, relaxed at his own pace and opened the door as quickly as a soldier, and went inside.
Thanks to that, I also had become nervous.
Entering the branch manager’s office, it was an old man with gray hair who welcomed me.
His name, written on his desk, is Baron Randy Christopher.
He was the first aristocrat I met after coming to the Mu continent.
Although he is part at the bottom of the five ranks, he is still at the position where he can make the commoner unable to look at them straight.
Moreover, he is a high-ranking wizard of the 6th Circle.
He was capable of being an aristocrat in any country in Midland.
2nd circles were already a great help in combat, how strong would 6th circles be?
“It’s been a while. Master.”
“You’ve never had a disciple before, have you?”
Despite Gordon’s greeting, he went straight to the point.
I don’t know if he’s hot-tempered or doesn’t like unnecessary greetings, but Gordon smiled familiarly and patted me on the back.
“I’m Jihoon. It’s an honor to meet you. Baron Christopher.”
And the baron frowned at me.
“It’s only been five weeks since you learned magic, right?”
“You must be talented. You don’t seem to have bad intelligence.”
I was about to thank him for his calm praise.
“Why did you learn Aura for nothing?!”
Gordon flinches at the sudden angry words of the baron.
I guess he didn’t need to take a closer look because he is a high-ranking wizard.
While Gordon didn’t notice it right away…….
Of course, I told Gordon in advance, but he only responded that it was amazing and did not reject it as severely as the Baron did.
“I learned it before magic. It’s only recently that the Aura point has blossomed…….”
“The coexistence of Circle and Aura! There are a lot of dangers with this. A lot of people did that because of their dreams about being the greatest. No one really achieved it and disappeared in history. Do you know what they have in common?”
Is this how he usually talks?
There was a degree of control of strength and weakness, as he talked after shouting, he only looked “unusual” rather than angry.
“I don’t know.”
“Due to the imbalance between Circle and Aura! It will cause a collapse of balance.”
As soon as he finished talking, Gordon made an expression asking for a more detailed explanation.
“It’s a source of power that strengthens the body, such as circles and Aura points! How could that have no effect on each other?”
How long is he going to use that tone?
Unlike Gordon, who was in between panicking I felt little sense of crisis at the baron’s words.
“Do you know what circle would he achieve right now? The maximum would three. To achieve more than 4th circles, he has to get to the level of ‘Beginner’ in the aura.”
“To be the 5th circle, he needs to be an intermediate level of Aura! In order to become a 6th circle, the highest level of an expert! This means that to become a 7th circle great wizard, you have to reach a level an Expert! I mean, why do you limit yourself? You can’t guarantee success if you can’t focus on one thing!”
Here’s a quick comparison between the level of wizard and knighthood.
Probationary wizard (1, 2 circles) = Probationary Knight (Aura user)
Regular Wizard (3, 4 Circles) = Regular Knight (Beginner, Intermediate)
High-ranking wizard (5, 6 circles) = High-ranking warrior (Expert, upper level)
Great Wizard (7 Circles) = Master (Aura blade, or shield)
Great Wizard (8 Circles) = Upper Master (Flying Sword)
Grand Wizard (9 Circles)= Grand Master (Spirit Sword)
Chinese characters and English words are mixed, but this is the conversion if you write the name of the Mu continent in a way that I can understand.
Unlike wizards, who are easy to divide ratings as the number of circles means level, there are only four levels for Aura: user, expert, master, and grandmaster.
The four categories are classified according to the wizard’s grade, which is the way shown above.
In other words, Baron’s words mean that in order to increase a circle, one must maintain the aura level at least one level below the circle.
He was admonishing me for wasting my talent while being greedy.
“What happens if he can’t keep up?”
“His balance will collapse and he will die like a glass body.”
“Oh, my God.”
Gordon must have been shocked as he had high expectations for me.
Surely, I might have been too hasty.
But I didn’t have to worry much.
Don’t I have the quest?
“Don’t worry. Teacher, I will make sure to maintain the balance.”
I’m in a distinctly different position than an average man here in the Mu continent.
As the reward increases, my ability will continue to increase, so I think it’s not a problem that cannot be solved if I carry out the quest.
Even if I came here in the first place, I’ll still get a reward from learning magic.
If God wanted to screw me, there were more opportunities than this.
“What an arrogant fellow!”
The baron was yelling at my attitude, but soon changed his expression and rolled up his mouth as if it was funny.
The baron was such a changeable figure.
“But it’s not bad. You are a rare sample, so it will be good to observe.”
“You are too noisy.”
In response to Gordon’s irascible response, the baron continued in a normal way without ranting.
“How can I just observe? But he’s still my disciple , and I’m trying to help him as much as I can.”
The baron stood up to approach me.
He checked my physical condition thoroughly, and he even checked my abilities and looked surprised.
“You have learned magic, but you haven’t forgotten your physical training. As I said before, 3rd circles won’t have any problems right now.”
And the baron has made me an unexpected offer.
“Who’s your martial arts teacher?”
“I don’t have any at the moment.”
“All right, then I’ll put a knight from my family as your teacher. Let him teach you aura.”
That would be great for me.
As expected, people need to have connections.
“I don’t want to……but this is necessary. Thank you, Master.”
“Your role will greatly affect him. You’ll have to make good control of your teaching.”
Unlike the previous rants, is he quite a charitable character?
“Then take it out. You said you’d bring business items.”
At first glance, he was concerned about my constitution, but that was not the original intention here.
Gordon scratched the back of his head and pulled out a well-packed brown glass bottle from his subspace.