Magic System in a Parallel World – Chapter 31: Law of the Jungle

Chapter 31: Law of the Jungle

Chapter 31: Law of the Jungle

“Blaargh!”

Leo suddenly puked out everything he ate for breakfast after he snapped out of his daze.

“M-Miss Camille! You killed them?!” Leo looked at her, still with a horrified expression on his face.

“They would’ve killed you if I didn’t kill them,” she calmly responded, acting as though this wasn’t her first time killing others.

“Why would they do that?! I didn’t even do anything to them! There was probably just some kind of misunderstanding!” He exclaimed.

“What do you know? They wanted to kill you and steal your stuff because you looked like an easy target, and they were right.” Miss Camille coldly sneered, and she continued, “If you think monsters are the most dangerous beings in the Wilderness, think again. Humans can be just as dangerous if not even more dangerous than monsters out here.”

“E-Even if you say that, isn’t it illegal to kill other humans in this world? Or are you going to tell me that such law doesn’t exist in this crazy world?!”

“Of course it is illegal to kill others. However, out here in the Wilderness, where there are no people watching, people can pretty much do whatever they want as long as they’re not caught. It’s almost like the law of the jungle where there are no rules. The strong devours the weak, whether it be monsters or humans.”

“Remember this, Leo. You have no friends in the Wilderness. People you think you can trust could be planning to stab you in the back when you’re not watching. Even people that have been friends for a decade could turn on each other in the blink of an eye.”

“I could’ve told you this before letting you come out here alone, but I figured that it would be better for you to experience the cruel world out here for yourself.”

Leo gritted his teeth in frustration. He turned to look at the corpses.

‘What she said is not wrong, and it could even be applied in my old world. Even the most powerful predator out there cannot compare to humans, who can plan and plot against others. However, it just feels wrong…’ Leo sighed inwardly.

“Leo, I know it won’t be easy, but you need to get rid of your morals. What made sense in your old world will not make any sense here and vice versa. If you want to survive the Wilderness, you need not only the resolve to kill monsters but other humans as well.”

“If you’re not prepared to do so, then allow me to kill you right here and right now. This way, you will suffer less, and I won’t have to waste any more effort on you.” Miss Camille suddenly summoned a golden spear and pointed it at Leo’s neck.

Leo swallowed nervously.

“Decide.”

Miss Camille poked his neck with the tip of her spear.

Leo could feel a drop of blood sliding down his neck afterward.

After a moment of silence, Leo took a step back and said, “I would be insane if I could throw away my morals so easily. However, I am not stupid enough to let people kill me without fighting back. I will do what I have to in order to protect myself and this life of mine.”

Miss Camille narrowed her eyes at him.

“You’re a weird one, Leo.”

After retrieving her spear, she continued, “I experienced my first kill when I was only 12 years old, and he was my tutor. He taught me a lot about being an Adventurer when I just became one.”

“W-What happened?” Leo couldn’t help but ask her out of curiosity.

“He tried to take advantage of me one night, so I blew a hole in his chest where his heart was located,” she calmly said.

“T-That’s…” Leo was speechless.

“Even though he treated me like his own daughter for a whole year, I killed him without any hesitation. That’s when I learned that even the one you trust the most can betray you. It’s only a matter of when.”

“Since then, I have killed countless humans alongside monsters.”

‘Things sure got dark pretty fast… As expected, a world where monsters and magic exist cannot be normal…’ He sighed inwardly.

After a moment of silence, Leo spoke, “I don’t know what kind of life you have lived or the kind of people you have met, but I can promise you one thing— that I would never betray you.”

“If I ever betray you, I welcome you to pierce my heart with that spear. Of course, that will never happen because I will never betray you.”

Seeing Leo’s bright smile, it was Miss Camille’s turn to become speechless.

“How can you say something that embarrassing with a straight face? I’m impressed.”

“Y-You!” He immediately blushed.

“Anyways, what should we do with these corpses? Just leave them here for the monsters to consume? Won’t that just make them stronger?” Leo asked her a moment later to change the topic.

“Yes, monsters will grow stronger if they eat humans since we contain mana in our body. However, it doesn’t really matter in this situation since they’re so weak. Just leave them here. Oh, make sure to search their bodies for any valuables first.”

“We’re going to rob them as well? My god…” Leo was speechless.

Even though he said that, he was the first one to start searching the corpses, dumbfounding Miss Camille.

Sometime later, Leo said, “Miss Camille, since you’re here and have been following me for a while now— according to your own words, why don’t you just stay with me for today’s training? I seem to have trouble finding monsters without you.”

“You don’t mind?” Miss Camille raised her eyebrows.

“Mind what?”

“You don’t mind being with me? I killed a lot of people, you know. More than even many other S-Rank Adventurers.”

“So what if you killed a lot of people? That’s how this world works, right? I don’t like killing people, but it’s not like I don’t understand why it must be done. If this was my old world and the Miss Camille I know turned out to be a mass murderer, then I might be a bit worried.”

“…”

“I know I said this before, but you’re quick to adapt…” Miss Camille mumbled in a dazed voice.

Sometime later, after looting all three corpses, Leo sighed, “These people are really poor. They only have a stamina potion on each of them with the magician having a mana potion instead.”

“Unless they’re rich or they’re staying out here for longer than one day, it’s normal to carry around that much, and they’re F-Rank Adventurers like you.”

“What about their weapons? Are they worth anything?”

“No, they’re just ordinary weapons.” Miss Camille shook her head.

“Then forget it. Fortunately, they also have three mana cores.”

“You don’t like killing people, but you don’t mind robbing their corpses?”

“Don’t compare apples with oranges. It’d be a waste if we just leave it here with them, and it’s not like they will be needing it,” he said.

“You may not be insane, but you’re definitely not completely normal, either.” Miss Camille couldn’t help but smile.

Once Leo was sure that he didn’t leave anything of value behind, they walked away from the crime scene and returned to hunting monsters.

After hunting for about an hour, Leo managed to kill four monsters.

“I have been wanting to ask you this for a while now… Just how do you do it? It’s like you have some kind of radar that tells you where you can find the monsters. Is it a magic spell?” Leo suddenly asked her.

“No, it’s nothing like that. When a monster is nearby, the mana in that area will have a certain reaction. You can actually do it right now if you know what you’re looking for.”

And she continued, “Focus your eyes and try to see the mana around us.”

Leo nodded. He closed his eyes and took a deep breath.

When he opened his eyes, he was able to see the mana in the air that would normally be invisible.

“This is what undisturbed mana looks like. Memorize it for now. I will let you know when to look again.”

“Okay.”

Sometime later, once they were close to a monster, Miss Camille said, “Look at the mana again and tell me what’s different.”

Leo nodded and looked at the mana around them.

“Oh? The mana in that direction appears to be distorted.” He said.

“Indeed. If you see that, there is most likely a monster in that direction, and the closer you are to that monster, the stronger the distortion.”

“Of course, monsters are not the only thing that can distort the mana in the air. If you use a powerful magic spell, that could also distort mana. This includes artifacts.” Miss Camille explained.

“I see… You should’ve taught me this sooner! You have no idea how frustrating it was to walk an entire hour without seeing any monster!” Leo sighed out loud.

“You never asked.” She shrugged.

Now that Leo knew the secret to finding monsters, he started confronting them without Miss Camille’s help.

And for the rest of the day, even though Miss Camille was by his side, it felt like he was experiencing the Wilderness by himself.

“I have harvested 66 mana cores. That’s a little over 30,000 dollars. Where can I sell them?” Leo asked once they returned to the city.

“You can sell them at the Adventurers’ Guild. They are guaranteed to have the fairest rates out there,” said Miss Camille.

“I understand. Let’s drop by the Adventurers’ Guild before we return to the academy. I want to sell my mana cores.” He suggested.

Sometime later, they checked out of the hotel and started making their way back to the academy.

Since the Adventurers’ Guild was on the way to the academy, they made a quick stop there so that Leo could sell his hard-earned mana cores.

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)