Chapter 42: Multicasting
Chapter 42: Multicasting
After Miss Camille left the room, Nina Wraith looked at Leo with raised eyebrows and asked, “A-Are the two of you secret lovers or something? I cannot fathom why she would let you use such priceless artifacts for training.”
Leo frowned and said, “How rude. We have a perfectly healthy relationship as student and teacher. She’s also my mentor and friend.”
“Is that so…”
“I’m leaving.” Leo said to her before leaving the room.
After returning to his room, Lilith said, “It’s not just that little girl. I am also surprised that she allowed you to use those artifacts, and it’s not because they’re expensive.”
“I don’t know much about artifacts, can you enlighten me as to why they’re so valuable besides its ridiculous pricing?” He asked.
“All S-Rank artifacts are valuable, but there are even rarer artifacts known as ‘Set Artifacts’. These kinds of artifacts will have bonus effects if you wield all of them at once. The ones Miss Camille have are from the Elder’s set, and they’re amongst the best artifacts in the world. They’re so valuable that you won’t be able to buy them even with money. Miss Camille was probably an exception due to her reputation as the Saintess.”
“Those artifacts can get even more powerful? I cannot even imagine such effects. How many pieces are usually in a set?”
“It varies depending on the artifact. Some only have 2 artifacts in a set while some may have up to 5. Of course, the more pieces in a set the more powerful it can become.”
“That’s pretty cool.”
Leo went to sleep shortly after.
And for the next few days, Leo would spend most of his time training magic. His Void Spear’s Mastery Rank increased all the way to ‘D’. As for his mana capacity, it was reaching close to 2,000.
In less than a week, his mana capacity increased by almost 1,000. If the other students knew of this, they would definitely be shocked out of their minds.
At the end of class right before the weekend, Professor Jasmine said to the students, “Due to the Wilderness Training Course that will be starting soon, you will no longer have to attend classes until after the Wilderness Training Course. However, this does not mean you can slack off. This time is meant for you guys to prepare yourselves before the training. If you underestimate the Wilderness, you’ll die.”
“The team applications will start a week before the Wilderness Training Course. Every team can have up to four people. If you have any questions, you can ask me after class. My phone number is also posted on the board for the times when I am not in the classroom. That’s all. Class dismissed.”
The moment class ended, the students in the classroom surrounded Leo and started asking him to become teammates.
“Leo! Let’s become teammates! I swear I won’t drag you down during the training course!”
“I will do anything you want if you join my team!”
“How much do you want?! I will pay you!”
Leo was overwhelmed by the students there.
‘The Wilderness Training Course is more significant than I anticipated…’ He sighed inwardly.
“Leo, you don’t have to choose anyone from this class. You can form a team with the other classes as well. They’re all just trying to take advantage of your amnesia, hoping that you wouldn’t remember it.” Lilith warned him.
‘Seriously? These assholes!’ Leo cried inwardly after hearing Lilith’s words.
He stood up and said, “Sorry, but I need some time to think about this. Anyways, I am in a hurry, so if you’ll excuse me…”
Leo quickly squeezed through the crowd before disappearing from the classroom.
“He got away, huh…”
The students sighed when Leo left.
After leaving the classroom, Leo went home to prepare for his trip to the Wilderness before making his way to the parking lot, where Miss Camille was already waiting.
“Sorry, did you wait long?”
“No, I just got here. Are you ready to go? We’re going to stay in the city for the weekend like last time.”
“Yes, I am ready.” He nodded.
They entered the car and drove straight to the city walls.
There were new guards at the entrance this week, so Leo and Miss Camille had to show their ID.
Once the guards confirmed their identity, Leo and Miss Camille left the city walls and made their way straight into the Wilderness.
“You’re not going to let me borrow the artifacts today?” Leo asked her sometime after they entered the Wilderness.
“You want me to bring such priceless artifacts to the Wilderness with just the two of us? Are you asking for us to be robbed and killed?” She frowned slightly.
“What? You’re actually worried about being robbed? Even though you’re that strong?” He was surprised to hear this.
In his eyes, Miss Camille was the strongest in the entire city, so who would be able to rob her?
“I may be an S-Rank Adventurer, but I am mostly a healer and supporter. My light magic isn’t strong enough to fight other S-Rank Adventurers, and having you here is another burden.”
“I’m a burden? That’s quite harsh.”
“It’s the truth. You’ll be dead within seconds if you fight any Adventurer above B-Rank. If we get surrounded by a group of high-ranking Adventurers, I won’t be able to protect you.”
Leo swallowed nervously and said, “L-Let’s not jinx this…”
“It’s almost impossible to set up an ambush this close to the city so we’ll be fine. Anyways, let’s talk about your quest. How many more monsters do you need to kill?”
“We can get that done by tonight since we’re no longer training. Let’s go.”
The two of them started wandering the Wilderness.
A few minutes later, they encountered a monster.
Leo didn’t waste any time and immediately used Black Bullet, killing it with a single headshot.
Since he didn’t have the S-Rank artifacts, he could no longer spam magic spells as frequently, which is why he decided to use Black Bullet instead of Void Spear.
Of course, using Void Spear would also be overkill for these F-Rank monsters.
After harvesting the mana core, the two of them continued deeper into the Wilderness, where monsters are more common.
An hour into their hunting, they got lucky when they encountered a pack of monsters.
There were five of them, and they were all traveling in a group.
“Five of them, huh… Let’s see how many I can kill before the rest runs away…” Leo mumbled.
“Wait.” Miss Camille stopped him, who was about to fire off a Black Bullet.
“We’ve been so focused on increasing your mana capacity that I didn’t really teach you anything regarding magic, so I am going to do it right now.” She suddenly said.
“Oh? What kind of training?”
“I want you to cast more than one Black Bullet at a time.”
“Huh? I can do that?” This was his first time hearing about such a thing.
“It’s called multicasting, where you create more than one magic circle at once. However, this requires more mana than normal, and you need to have a strong mentality since you will need to imagine two magic circles inside your head, not to mention your focus. Not a lot of people can multicast, but since you’re a genius, you should be able to do it.”
“I’m flattered that you’re calling me a genius, but will I really be able to do it on my first try?” He sighed in a doubtful voice.
“Just try it. Instead of imagining one magic circle, imagine multiple.” Miss Camille said.
“All right.” Leo proceeded to close his eyes and take a deep breath.
He kept his eyes closed as he tried to imagine as many magic circles as he could.
“Remember, every magic circle must be perfect, or it won’t activate.” Miss Camille said in a low voice.
“I got it.”
After a few moments of silence, Leo opened his eyes and pointed his palm towards the pack of unsuspecting monsters.
A medium-sized black orb suddenly appeared in front of his palms.
The moment he released his mana, over a dozen Black Bullets shot out of the black orb and flew towards the pack of monsters.
Although the accuracy of these Black Bullets were all over the place, there were so many of them that it didn’t matter.
The entire pack of monsters collapsed to the ground shortly after their bodies were riddled with holes from Leo’s Black Bullets.
Miss Camille stared at the scene with wide eyes.
‘How many Black Bullets did he multicast? That was just like Kayn’s Tier 3 Water Barrage! And he did this on his first try? Is this the power of the Magic System, or is this his own talent?’ She wondered with a dazed look on her face.
Miss Camille had only expected Leo to multicast two to three Black Bullets at once, four at most, but he had shattered her expectations with over a dozen Black Bullets! This kind of talent was unimaginable even for a veteran like her!
“Wow, that was easier than I thought. However, I am having trouble aiming so many Black Bullets at once.
However, he was surprised when he saw that he’d lost nearly 500 mana from that attack.
‘I only shot about 20 Black Bullets, yet it took over 500 mana?! That’s double what it would cost if I shot them one at a time!’
Sometime later, Miss Camille snapped out of her daze and spoke in a stiff voice, “N-Not bad… But you need to work on your accuracy…”