Magic System in a Parallel World – Chapter 18: A Common Trope

Chapter 18: A Common Trope

After waiting outside the bank for 15 minutes, Leo became the first student to enter the bank that day.

“I’m here to access my bank account.” Leo said in a confident manner.

The worker there looked at him and said, “Go ahead and press your hand against the scanner in front of you. We’ll need to confirm your identity first.”

“Huh?”

Leo’s eyes widened with shock.

‘My hand? Don’t tell me they require fingerprints?! Damn! I didn’t think it would come to this!’ Leo cried inwardly.

“Looks like it won’t be as easy as you thought, huh?” Lilith chuckled.

Leo glanced at her with narrowed eyes.

‘This vampire ghost! She definitely knew about this beforehand, yet she didn’t even bother warning me!’

“What’s wrong?” The worker behind the desk asked Leo when he only stood there in silence.

“Y-You see, I have amnesia, so I don’t remember how things work here.”

“Amnesia? Then you must be Sword Emperor Leo. I have heard about you.” The worker said with a smile.

And he continued, “In order to access your bank information and withdraw or deposit money, we must verify your identity even if we know your face. After all, we cannot just rely on a person’s face in a world where people can disguise themselves with magic, right?”

“Huh? Such a magic spell exists?” Leo was speechless.

“Of course. Although they’re quite rare, there are magic artifacts with the ability to change a person’s appearance out there.”

Leo suddenly recalled what happened with his stolen package and wondered if someone had accepted his package using his face.

“If they can change their appearance, won’t that apply to their fingerprints and such?” Leo then asked.

“Haha… Of course not. There are no magic artifacts out there with such power and accuracy. The best they can do is change their face, voice, and their body. Things such as their fingerprints and their blood type cannot be altered.”

“I see…”

Leo swallowed nervously.

‘Since I am technically Leo, that means I should have the same fingerprints as the Leo of this world, right?’ Leo thought to himself.

‘What will happen if my fingerprints don’t match? That would be problematic… However, they would be suspicious of me if I just turn around now…’

Under such a dilemma, Leo decided to just hope for the best and pressed his hand onto the scanner in front of him.

Leo could feel his heart throbbing like drums as he waited for the scanner to scan his fingerprints.

A moment later—

“Okay, I have confirmed your identity, Leo. You may now access your bank account.” The worker said to him.

‘I-It worked!’ Leo cried out in relief inwardly.

Leo proceeded to take a look at his bank account.

“500,000 dollars?!” Leo was ecstatic when he saw the amount of digits in his bank account.

In his previous world, 500,000 dollars was enough to buy an entire house, and a pretty good one in some places!

“Wow… It’s worse than I thought…”

However, Lilith appeared to be disappointed by the result.

And she continued, “That’s barely enough to buy a normal D-Rank artifact…”

‘I’m not going to buy any artifacts! I just need some money for clothes!’ Leo responded to her inside his head.

Sometime later, Leo asked, “By the way, do you guys offer debit cards?”

“Yes, we do.”

“Can they be used outside of the academy?”

“Of course. Would you like one?”

“Please.” Leo nodded.

“Give me a minute.”

The worker went away for a few minutes before returning with a red card.

“You’ll have to set a new pin for that card. Insert that card in the slot beside the scanner and type your desired pin when it appears on the screen.”

Leo followed the instructions.

“All done. You may now use that card as you see fit.”

“Thank you!”

Leo left the bank shortly after with a blissful look on his face.

“You know, you’re technically stealing a dead person’s money with identity fraud?” Lilith reminded him.

“S-Shut up… It’s not like I am going to spend it all. I am merely spending just enough to get some clothes.”

“What are you going to do, get a job? Students are not allowed to have jobs in case you didn’t know.” Lilith said.

“I know. This was also the case back in my world. With that being said, students could earn money through exams in my old world. Meaning the better your test results, the more money you can receive. Does it work like that in this place as well?”

“Sort of. However, instead of tests, you’ll get paid a fixed amount based on your school ranking.”

“School ranking? How does that work?”

“It’s quite simple, actually. You just have to fight, and if you defeat someone with a higher rank than you, you’ll get to take that rank and push everyone below you back one rank.”

“I figured it would be something like that. It’s a magic school, after all.” Leo sighed.

“By the way, what was Leo’s rank before?”

“This might surprise you, but Leo was only ranked 69.”

“Huh? I thought he was one of the strongest in the academy.” Leo raised an eyebrow after hearing this information.

“He was, but you can only take someone’s rank through official matches. If you win an unauthorized fight, you won’t take their rank, and Leo was someone who mostly fought in unauthorized matches, meaning that his rank would rarely rise, not that he cared about it anyway. After all, he earned most of his money hunting monsters and vampires as an Adventurer.”

“Adventurer? This kind of profession exists in this world, too?” Leo mumbled in surprise.

“Yes, and it’s a very popular one at that since students are allowed to be Adventurers.”

“Let me guess, there are also Adventurers’ Guilds and such.”

“You seem very knowledgeable in this aspect.” Lilith said.

“Well… It’s a very common trope in my world. They exist in almost every fantasy fiction in existence.”

“Anyways, tell me more about the Adventurers in this world.”

“Sure.”

Lilith proceeded to explain to him about the Adventurers of this world while Leo went to get some breakfast before heading to the Training Center.

At nine, Leo met up with Miss Camille outside the Training Center.

“Why are you dressed like that? I rarely see you without your white coat.” Leo asked Miss Camille, who was dressed casually, almost like she was going on a date.

“I didn’t tell you? We’ll be spending our time outside the academy today.”

“You did not…” Leo sighed.

“Well now you know. Go change into something that’s not your school uniform. I don’t want people to recognize you,” she then said.

“Unfortunately, I don’t have any casual clothes. Besides my school uniforms and some workout clothes that I got for free, I don’t have anything else. Some bastard stole my— the old Leo’s stuff.”

Miss Camille sighed, “Fine, let’s go buy you some clothes. There’s a shopping mall in the academy that we can go to.”

“All right.” Leo nodded.

There was also a shopping mall in his old world so he was quite familiar with it.

Sometime later, they arrived at the mall, but it looked nothing like the one in Leo’s memories.

“Let’s be quick with your shopping. We don’t have unlimited time because we actually have an appointment with someone.”

“I understand. I’ll go grab something really quick.”

“Wait. Do you even have any money?” Miss Camille suddenly asked him.

Leo smiled and said in a prideful voice, “Don’t worry, I can pay for my own stuff.”

“Aren’t you embarrassed of saying that when it’s not even your money?” Lilith suddenly said.

“Aren’t you being awfully snarky today?” Leo mumbled in a low voice.

“You do remember that I cannot leave the school premise, right? That means I won’t be able to be by your side!” She reminded him.

“Oh, right. But there’s nothing I can do about that, and it’s not like I can refuse Miss Camille, so you’ll have to wait until I come back.”

“You better tell me everything when you come back! Every last detail!” Lilith exclaimed.

“If I remember them, sure.”

Sometime later, Leo entered the nearest clothing store he could find and quickly picked a plain black t-shirt as well as a pair of black sweatpants. After paying for them, he immediately changed into his new clothes in the changing room.

“Let’s go now.” Miss Camille said to him afterward.

“What about my school uniform?”

“Just throw it out. It’s all worn out, and uniforms are free,” she casually said.

“What? But it’s the only thing I brought with me from my old world! There’s no way I can throw it out!”

“How bothersome. Give them to me.” Miss Camille gestured for them.

Leo handed them to her the next moment, and she proceeded to throw it inside her spatial storage.

“There. Let’s go now or we’ll really be late.”

Leo nodded and followed Miss Camille to the school entrance.

Although teachers aren’t required to sign out whenever they leave the school premises, Leo had to do so because he was still a student.

Once that was all done, Miss Camille took Leo to her personal car.

“You own the same car as the ‘you’ from my world.” Leo said to her as he casually took a seat beside the driver’s seat in a single smooth action, almost as though he’s done this many times before.

Miss Camille narrowed her eyes at Leo for a brief moment, but she didn’t say anything.

Once they were on the road, Leo asked, “So… Where are we going?”

“The Adventurers’ Guild,” she calmly responded.

List of Chapters
Chapter 1: Parallel World
Chapter 2: Coming Back From the Dead
Chapter 3: Sword Emperors Return
Chapter 4: Give Me One Month
Chapter 5: Magic Affinity
Chapter 6: A New Room
Chapter 7: Lilith the Spirit
Chapter 8: Black Flame
Chapter 9: Being Watched
Chapter 10: Vampire
Chapter 11: Magic Artifact
Chapter 12: One Percent
Chapter 13: Magic Power
Chapter 14: Mana Fatigue
Chapter 15: Magic Shop
Chapter 16: Monsters
Chapter 17: Missing Package
Chapter 18: A Common Trope
Chapter 19: Adventurers Guild
Chapter 20: Intense Training
Chapter 21: First Purchase
Chapter 22: Awakened Magic Affinity
Chapter 23: Becoming an Adventurer
Chapter 24: Tier 2 Magic Spell
Chapter 25: Adventurers Examination
Chapter 26: Adventurers Examination(2)
Chapter 27: Outside the City Walls
Chapter 28: First Kill
Chapter 29: A Day in the Wilderness
Chapter 30: Sudden Confrontation
Chapter 31: Law of the Jungle
Chapter 32: Wilderness Training Course
Chapter 33: Day of the Match
Chapter 34: Fighting Kayn
Chapter 35: A Brutal Beatdown
Chapter 36: Witch of Necromancy
Chapter 37: Special Quest
Chapter 38: Magic System
Chapter 39: Unlimited Potential
Chapter 40: S-Rank Artifacts
Chapter 41: Legendary Artifacts
Chapter 42: Multicasting
Chapter 43: Increase Mana Capacity
Chapter 44: Tier 3 Magic Spell
Chapter 45: Labyrinth
Chapter 46: Labyrinth(2)
Chapter 47: Boss Room
Chapter 48: Boss Room(2)
Chapter 49: Level 3 Magic System
Chapter 50: Artifact Shop
Chapter 51: Ninas Quest
Chapter 52: Reviving the Dead
Chapter 53: Nina Wraiths Story
Chapter 54: Miss Camilles Quest
Chapter 55: Soul Enslavement
Chapter 56: E-Rank Adventurers Examination
Chapter 57: D-Rank Adventurers Examination
Chapter 58: First Mission
Chapter 123 End of the Wilderness Training Course(2)
Chapter 124 Artifact Grading System
Chapter 125 Until Graduation
Chapter 126 Magic Shop Level 3
Chapter 127 Elite Monsters
Chapter 128 Dark Mist
Chapter 129 Lilith's Request
Chapter 130 Plague of Destruction
Chapter 131 Ancient Magic
Chapter 132 Mana Suppression Pills
Chapter 133 Divine Flame Fortification
Chapter 134 Nina's Letter
Chapter 135 Consuming the Fruit of Magic Awakening
Chapter 136 Consuming the Fruit of Magic Awakening(2)
Chapter 137 Level 4 Magic System
Chapter 138 Magic Converter
Chapter 139 C-Rank Passive Skills
Chapter 140 Sparring With Camille
Chapter 141 Sparring With Camille(2)
Chapter 142 Mana Blast
Chapter 143 Training With Eve
Chapter 144 Fire Magic Spells
Chapter 145 Fire Eating Ring
Chapter 146 Khrome's Visit
Chapter 147 Khrome's Visit(2)
Chapter 148 A New Teacher
Chapter 149 A New Teacher(2)
Chapter 150 Alice
Chapter 151 Alice(2)
Chapter 152 The Day Before the School Tournament
Chapter 153 The Day Before the School Tournament(2)
Chapter 154 The Day of the School Tournament
Chapter 155 A Tingly Sensation
Chapter 156 The First Match
Chapter 157 The First Match(2)
Chapter 158 Second Day of the School Tournament
Chapter 159 Four Witches Academy's First Match
Chapter 160 3 Seconds
Chapter 161 Kevin Stoner
Chapter 162 Four Witches Academy's Second Match
Chapter 163 Fighting the Red Moon Academy
Chapter 164 Fighting the Red Moon Academy(2)
Chapter 165 Crimson Witch
Chapter 166 Leo Takes the Stage
Chapter 167 Leo Takes the Stage(2)
Chapter 168 Flame Wall
Chapter 169 Lia Scarlet's First Appearance
Chapter 170 Ruthless
Chapter 171 The Most Anticipated Match
Chapter 172 Fighting the Scarlet Academy
Chapter 173 Fighting Lia Scarlet
Chapter 174 Fighting Lia Scarlet(2)
Chapter 175 Fighting Lia Scarlet(3)
Chapter 176 Defeating the Scarlet Academy
Chapter 177 End of the Tournament
Chapter 178 Meeting the Four Celestial Families
Chapter 179 Meeting the Four Celestial Families(2)
Chapter 180 Meeting the Four Celestial Families(3)
Chapter 181 Meeting the Scarlet Family
Chapter 182 Meeting the Scarlet Family(2)
Chapter 183 Meeting the Scarlet Family(3)
Chapter 184 Meeting the Scarlet Family(4)
Chapter 185 New Uniform
Chapter 186 Labyrinth Examination
Chapter 187 Accident
Chapter 188 Vampire Vanquisher
Chapter 189 Monthly Limit
Chapter 190 Going Back to the Wilderness
Chapter 191 Partner
Chapter 192 Leon's True ldentity
Chapter 193 Devourer of Gods
Chapter 194 City Teleporter
Chapter 195 Territory Control
Chapter 196 Territory Control(2)
Chapter 197 Labyrinth Mission
Chapter 198 Four Major Continents
Chapter 199 B-Rank Labyrinth
Chapter 200 - B-Rank Labyrinth(2)
Chapter 201 - B-Rank Labyrinth(3)
Chapter 202 - Paralyzing Effect
Chapter 203 Ambush
Chapter 204 Ambush(2)
Chapter 205 Monster Stampede
Chapter 206 Monster Stampede(2)
Chapter 207 Reinforcement
Chapter 208 lnfancy Stage
Chapter 209 Matthew Hinks
Chapter 210 Matthew Hinks(2)
Chapter 211 Fighting an S-Rank Adventurer
Chapter 212 Fighting an S-Rank Adventurer(2)
Chapter 213 Clearing the B-Rank Labyrinth
Chapter 214 Leaving the Labyrinth
Chapter 215 Confronting Aaron
Chapter 216 Confronting Edwin
Chapter 217 Promotion to B-Rank Adventurer
Chapter 218 Skeleton Graveyard Raid
Chapter 219 Skeleton Graveyard Raid(2)
Chapter 220 Skeleton Graveyard Raid(3)
Chapter 221 skeleton Graveyard Raid(4)
Chapter 222 Skeleton Graveyard Raid(5)
Chapter 223 Skeleton Graveyard Raid(6)
Chapter 224 Queen Luna
Chapter 225 Queen Luna(2)
Chapter 226 Queen Luna(3)
Chapter 227 lnterview
Chapter 228 Elite Monster
Chapter 229 Elite Monster(2)
Chapter 230 Body Search
Chapter 231 End of the Raid
Chapter 232 End of the Raid(2)
Chapter 233 Splitting the Rewards
Chapter 234 Parting With the Party
Chapter 235 Transfer Student
Chapter 236 Transfer Student(2)
Chapter 237 Transfer Student(3)
Chapter 238 Preparing for the Ancient Labyrinth
Chapter 239 A Fourth Member
Chapter 240 Celeste Light
Chapter 241 Day of the Labyrinth Examination
Chapter 242 Day of the Labyrinth Examination(2)
Chapter 243 Entering the Ancient Labyrinth
Chapter 244 Thousand Miles Bridge
Chapter 245 Thousand Miles Bridge(2)