Magic System in a Parallel World – Chapter 28: First Kill

Chapter 28: First Kill

Chapter 28: First Kill

The moment Leo stepped foot outside the safe zone, his heart started throbbing with excitement, almost as though he’d just entered another world.

Although it was just a couple of steps, Leo could feel an immediate change in the atmosphere.

His eyes wandered left and right without stopping— he’s never been this focused even during important examinations.

Suddenly, a loud bang resounded not too far away from their location, causing Leo to jump and point his weapon in that direction.

“W-What was that?!” He asked.

“We’re not the only ones out there. There will be other Adventurers. Although I told you to stay focused, you don’t need to be so stiff and nervous. That will actually make it more likely for you to mess up.” Miss Camille said to him.

“I understand… I will try to calm down a little.” Leo sighed.

However, it was easier said than done. After all, he’s never seen monsters before, much less fight them.

He was only an ordinary student less than a month ago, and despite all the training he’s done, it didn’t mentally prepare him for this nerve-wracking adventurer, not to mention the desolate background that made it naturally hard for people to see very far into the distance.

‘Calm down, Leo. Miss Camille, an S-Rank Adventurer, is with you…’ He quickly calmed down after seeing how calm Miss Camille appeared, almost as though she was taking a stroll in the park.

“There’s a monster 500 meters directly ahead. Prepare for battle.” Miss Camille suddenly said.

“Huh?” Leo narrowed his eyes in the direction in front of them, but he couldn’t see anything.

‘How can she see so far away? I can’t see any further than 200 meters!’ He wondered inwardly.

Sure enough, a few moments later, Leo could see a four-legged entity running in their direction.

This entity had the body of a wolf and was covered in thick brown fur that naturally blended with the background. It was about 2.5 meters tall or 8.2 feet, much taller than most human adults.

Its red eyes radiated with bloodthirsty killing intent, and its sharp teeth that resembled that of a saber tooth tiger.

When Leo saw this horrific entity that was much bigger than himself running at them, his natural instincts kicked in, causing his body to freeze from fear.

“Leo! Wake up and fight that thing!” Miss Camille shouted, snapping him out of his daze.

“T-There’s no way I can fight that thing! It’s nothing like the golem during the Adventurer’s Examination! It’s much bigger, faster, and scarier!”

“Do you want to live the rest of your life holed up in the city like a coward, or are you going to live life to the fullest without any fear?! You may not be the same Leo that I once knew, but I can see the similarities! I know that you’re capable of defeating this monster!” Miss Camille said to him as she prepared to attack the monster if it got close enough.

Leo gritted his teeth after hearing Miss Camille’s words.

Even though he was always bullied and lived a lonely life in his previous world, there was one thing that defined him— something that he held great pride in.

He may be weak, but he was not a coward. Even if he was guaranteed to lose and get beaten, he never went down without a fight when he was bullied.

‘This may be a different world, but I am still the same person!’ Leo gritted his teeth and tightened his grasp on his sword.

After taking a deep breath, he took his first step towards the monster.

Once the monster was close enough to Leo, it raised its right paw and swiped its razor-sharp claws at him.

‘I can see it! Compared to the speed Khrome swings his sword, this is nothing!’ Leo subconsciously smiled after realizing that he was not powerless before this monster.

After dodging the attack, Leo performed a simple sword swing.

“HA!”

Leo released a loud roar as he swung his sword.

Whoosh!

The sword went right through the monster’s left leg, severing it in a single strike.

The monster released a painful cry, but Leo did not stop and continued to swing his sword while he moved to the monster’s rear.

Whoosh!

Another leg was cleanly severed, causing the monster to lose balance and collapse.

When he saw an opportunity to finish the monster, Leo jumped at the monster’s head while plunging his sword downwards.

The monster released a loud whimper as Leo’s sword thrusted into the ground, piercing the monster’s skull in the process.

After twitching for a bit, the monster ceased all movements, and a puddle of blood appeared underneath a moment later.

Leo wiped the monster’s blood off his face using his sleeves and gasped for air afterward.

Despite having plenty of stamina left, he felt oddly exhausted.

“Congratulations, you have just killed your first monster.” Miss Camille approached him with a slight smile on her face.

“How do you feel?” She then asked.

“Oddly satisfied…” He said in a trembling voice while his body also shook from excitement.

“In case you’re wondering, the Sand Golem you fought at the Adventurers’ Guild is actually weaker than this F-Rank monster.” Miss Camille suddenly said.

“Huh? Even though it was considered an E-Rank?” Leo was confused.

“It’s only considered E-Rank because of its high defenses and powerful strength. However, it’s actually quite slow and not really that dangerous if you can avoid its attacks— not that you would know since you destroyed it before it could even move.”

“Anyways, you’re not done with this monster yet.” Miss Camille suddenly said.

“What do you mean? It’s already dead, isn’t it?” Leo raised his eyebrows.

“Yes, but the mana core is still within its body. You won’t earn any money with this corpse, so you have to harvest its mana core.”

“How do I do that?”

Miss Camille handed him a fancy-looking knife with a black blade and said, “Carve a hole in its head and retrieve the mana core from within.”

“A-Are you serious? That’s freaking disgusting…” Leo was reluctant.

“Then we can just forget about it and you won’t earn any money.” Miss Camille took back the knife.

“W-Wait! I will do it!”

After taking the knife, Leo took a deep breath and started carving a hole in the monster’s head.

Once he could see something shiny, Leo split open the hole with his bare hands and retrieved the pebble-sized mana core from within.

“Seriously? This is smaller than what I had in mind.” Leo looked at the mana core in his hand with a dumbfounded gaze.

The exterior of the mana core appeared to be some kind of crystal with a smooth texture, and the interior contained azure-colored liquid. Furthermore, even though he’d yanked it out of the monster’s head and he was holding it with bloodied hands, there was not a single smear of blood on it.

“So this liquid is what pure mana looks like?” Leo asked.

“Yes, but it’s not pure mana. In order for humans to consume it, we have to purify it using alchemy.”

“And how much would this mana core cost if I were to sell it?”

“About five hundred dollars.”

“Five hundred dollars?! That’s a lot of money! No wonder why people risk their lives to become Adventurers! However, it’s going to be a pain in the ass carrying around these mana cores, especially if I want to hunt a lot of them before returning to the city.” Leo sighed.

Miss Camille narrowed her eyes at him for a moment before reaching for something in her spatial storage.

“Here.”

Leo looked at her palms to see what she wanted to give him, and it was a golden ring.

“Is this a proposal?” He spoke with a smile.

“Forget it.”

“W-Wait! I was only joking with you!” Leo panicked when she took it back.

After receiving his apology, Miss Camille handed him the ring and said, “This is a D-Rank artifact called Spatial Ring. It will allow you to use spatial storage and store items inside like this.”

She proceeded to demonstrate what he has seen many times by now.

“Are you sure? Aren’t these things expensive?”

“Yes, it cost about ten million dollars.”

“T-Ten million?!”

After some quick calculation, Leo realized that he needed to kill 20,000 more F-Rank monsters to be able to afford it.

“Consider it your birthday present,” she calmly said.

“Huh?” Leo looked puzzled for a moment before realizing that it was actually his real birthday today.

“Oh, now that you mention it, I am 19 years old today.” Leo said.

“I don’t usually celebrate my birthday, not to mention how busy I’ve been with training recently, so I didn’t even realize it.”

“Thank you for this gift, I will treasure it for life.” Leo thanked her after accepting the ring.

She nodded, “In order to use it, just pour some of your mana into it.”

“Does this mean I cannot use it at school since I am not supposed to be able to use any mana?” Leo then asked.

“Even if you cannot use magic, you can still use mana. Everybody has some mana in their body regardless if they can use magic or not. This is why ordinary people can use artifacts despite not being able to use magic.” Miss Camille explained.

“I see…”

Leo poured some of his mana into the ring, and a hole appeared right on top of the ring. Furthermore, the image of an empty room without any doors suddenly appeared inside his head.

“You should be able to naturally see the space inside the spatial ring inside your head now.” Miss Camille said to him.

“Yes, I can see it. So this is what it looks like inside the spatial storage, huh? It’s basically just an empty room.”

After tossing the mana core into the spatial storage, he could see it entering the spacious room inside his head.

Once the mana core was inside, he proceeded to take it back out to see how it worked, and sure enough, he could see his hand reaching into the spatial storage inside his head.

“All right, we have rested enough. Let’s continue your training.” Miss Camille said to him a moment later.

“Yes! Thank you again for this gift, Miss Camille! I will definitely repay you in the future!” Leo said to her.

Miss Camille silently nodded her head and started wandering the Wilderness shortly after.

Leo stopped thinking about the Spatial Ring and focused on the training again.

After walking for another 10 minutes, they encountered another monster, and it looked almost like the one Leo killed before with some slight differences in size and details.

Leo didn’t hesitate this time around and immediately confronted it, killing it a few moments later.

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)