Magic System in a Parallel World – Chapter 5: Magic Affinity

Chapter 5: Magic Affinity

Chapter 5: Magic Affinity

After leaving the infirmary, Leo followed Miss Camille outside. They walked for about ten minutes until they arrived at a large, round building.

“This is the training center. This is where students can go to train their magic and other stuff.” Miss Camille introduced the place to him.

In Leo’s old world, this training center would be a gymnasium.

They entered the building shortly after.

Once inside, Miss Camille brought Leo to a private room. The room’s interior was made of steel, and it was the size of a classroom.

“What kind of training will I be doing?” Leo asked.

“What else? In order to keep up your appearances, you will need to learn how to use the sword, just like the old Leo.” Miss Camille said as she locked the door to the room.

Leo looked around the spacious but empty room.

“I don’t see any swords around here.”

“Here.”

Leo turned around to look at Miss Camille after hearing her voice, and to his surprise, she was suddenly holding a sword.

“What the? Where did you get that from?” He asked.

Miss Camille flipped her palms and spoke, “Spatial magic.”

Leo then watched as Miss Camille put the sword into the small hole that had suddenly appeared on top of her palm, almost as though she’d split the space apart.

The sword disappeared into the hole without any effort.

“With this spatial magic, I can cut open space and store inanimate objects into another dimension that can only be accessed by me.” Miss Camille explained as she took the sword back out of the hole.

“Holy shit, that’s freaking amazing!” Leo’s eyes flickered with excitement.

What he’d witnessed just now looked like it belonged to a fantasy novel or movie!

“Instead of learning swordsmanship, how about I learn magic?! Kayn is a magician, right? It would only make sense if I fought him with magic, not a sword!” Leo suddenly suggested.

Miss Camille frowned and said, “Did you already forget? Leo cannot use magic! If you suddenly use magic, everyone will become suspicious of your identity. And we don’t even know if you can use magic or not.”

Leo sighed, “I remember just fine. I just really want to try using magic, that’s all.”

“If you can reach a certain level of swordsmanship in the right time, I will teach you how to use magic.” Miss Camille suddenly said.

Of course, her true purpose was to motivate Leo to learn swordsmanship.

“It’s a promise! How good do I have to get, and how long do I have?!” Leo immediately asked.

“There’s no need for you to know that. I will let you know when you reach that goal… if you even reach it at all.”

“Deal!”

Miss Camille handed him the steel sword and spoke, “We’ll start with the basics. Swing the sword straight in front of you a few times.”

Leo grabbed the sword that weighed about 2kg and immediately started swinging it with all of his might.

Despite seeing many mistakes at glance, Miss Camille didn’t stop Leo until he swung the sword a dozen times.

“Okay, you can stop now.”

“Man, that was tiring…” Leo sighed afterward.

“I’m not surprised, since you swung the sword with all of your might every time.” Miss Camille said.

And she continued, “You’re putting too much strength into it. You’re using a sword, not a blunt object. The most important thing when it comes to the sword is speed and precision.”

“Let me show you.” Miss Camille took out another sword with her spatial magic and started swinging it.

“Wow…” Leo was totally enchanted by her graceful movements.

Each of her strikes felt as light as a feather, and he could feel the sharpness of the blade even though he was far away from it. Furthermore, her movement felt as natural as water flowing downstream. There were no wasted movements, and it looked like she was doing it without any effort.

“Can you see the difference between my sword swings and yours?” She asked him afterward.

“Yes. Your sword swings feel as light as a feather while mine feels unnaturally heavy. Your movements are swift and agile while mine are stiff and awkward.”

Miss Camille narrowed her eyes at him, and she thought to herself, ‘If he can see the difference so quickly, he’s not hopeless. In fact, he’s got some sharp eyes.’

“Very well. Since you know your mistakes, go ahead and fix it. I won’t stop you this time, so keep swinging that sword until you’re satisfied.” She said to him a moment later.

Leo nodded his head, and without asking any questions, he started swinging the sword again.

This time, he did not put all of his strength into the swings, and he tried to mimic Miss Camille’s movements,

A few minutes later, Miss Camille spoke, “Do not just copy my movements. You need to understand the reason behind these movements first, or you’ll never truly improve. Tighten your grasp on the sword handle and stop using just your shoulders to swing the sword. Use your entire arm and your body as well. You’ll be able to swing the sword more and spend less energy that way.”

“Yes!” Leo listened to her advice and adjusted his actions accordingly.

Half an hour later.

‘This guy… He’s a fast learner. The way he’s swinging the sword now is incomparably better than before. At this rate, he might really surpass my expectations…’

‘Or he could just be pretending to be a newbie to lower my guard. Just who are you, really? And where did you come from?’

Even though she was the one who told Leo that he was from a parallel world, she didn’t completely believe such a theory.

In fact, she suspected Leo to be created by some kind of forbidden magic for whatever reason. However, in order to investigate his true origins without making him suspicious, she decided to give him the bullshit story of coming from a parallel world.

It is also entirely possible for Leo to be a spy from another country, who is currently living and disguised as Leo.

After all, it was too much of a coincidence for Leo, who had mysteriously died without his corpse ever being found, to suddenly come back like nothing had happened.

‘Until I can figure out his true background, I must keep him by my side… It would be great if you were truly ‘Leo’, even if you’re from another world…’ She sighed inwardly.

The training lasted for two hours until Leo could no longer move his body anymore.

“T-That’s it! I am done! I cannot lift my arms anymore!” Leo collapsed on the ground with his body soaked in sweat.

“Two hours? You’re not very athletic…” Miss Camille looked down on him.

“What?! How am I not athletic? I had been swinging a steel sword without much breaks for the past two hours! I even work out very often because I am always fighting back the bullies in my old world!” Leo exclaimed, feeling a little offended by Miss Camille’s words.

Beside his academic skills, there was one other thing that he was very proud of— and that was his strong body that had been trained and refined just so he can fight back his bullies.

Of course, that didn’t matter most of the time since the bullies would always gang up on him.

“Your stamina may have been impressive back in your world, but here, it’s only below average.” Miss Camille said to him.

And she continued, “Anyway, since the training ended earlier than I had expected, and your progress surpassed my expectations, I guess I can teach you a little—”

“Magic?!” Leo suddenly jumped to his feet and interrupted.

“…” Miss Camille looked at him with narrowed eyes.

“Are you really tired?”

“Of course! But I will not miss the chance to learn magic even if all of the bones in my body are broken!” He said.

“Whatever. But before we start, I need to see if you have any magic talent and if there are any specific elements that you are blessed with. This way I will know how to train you properly.”

She retrieved a clear crystal ball that was slightly bigger than a baseball with spatial magic and handed it over to him.

“Hold it on top of your palm.” She instructed him.

Leo nodded and held the crystal ball with his right hand.

Miss Camille then pressed her palm against his chest and closed her eyes.

The next moment, Leo could see something appearing inside the crystal ball.

It appeared as a small black dot at the center of the crystal ball at first, but the dot began growing in size until the entire crystal ball was pitch black.

Miss Camille’s eyes widened with surprise after seeing the results.

“What does this mean? It doesn’t look good…” Leo asked her in a nervous voice.

“You have a magic affinity for Dark Magic, and it’s fairly powerful,” she responded a moment later.

“Dark Magic? That sounds very ominous…”

“A lot of people will agree with you since Dark Magic is associated with vampires.”

Leo Swallowed nervously, “D-Does that mean I am actually a vampire?!”

“No, humans can also use Dark Magic, but it’s a rare occurrence. Because of this, these people are also known as ‘Cursed One’.”

“Oh my god! If people find out that I can use Dark Magic, I will definitely be bullied for the rest of my life here!” Leo cried out loud.

“That’s not true. What truly matters in this world is your strength, not your magic affinity. As long as you’re strong enough, nobody will dare to bully you. In fact, there is a Witch in this school that also has a magic affinity for Dark Magic, and nobody dares to bully her.”

“And judging by the results, your Magic Talent is at least A-Rank. I will need better equipment to see your actual rank. You can attend elite classes as a magic student if you reveal this information.”

“As if I can do such a thing!” Leo sighed.

“So what do you want to do? Do you wish to learn Dark Magic even though you cannot use them in public?” Miss Camille asked him.

“Do you even need to ask such a question? Of course, I do! I want to learn magic no matter what kind of magic it may be!” Leo declared with a resolute expression on his face.

Ding!

A crisp noise suddenly resounded in his head.

<The System has acknowledged your resolve!>

A transparent screen with texts that looked like it came straight out of a video game suddenly appeared before Leo.

<System activated>

{Magic System}

[System Level: 1]

[Magic Talent: EX+]

[Dark Magic Affinity: S]

[Magic Experience: 0/1,000]

[Magic Points: 0]

<You have received a Quest from the Magic System>

[Quest: Learn a new Magic Spell]

[Description: Learn a Tier 1 or above Magic Spell]

[Time Limit: 7 days]

[Reward: 200 Magic Experience, 1 Magic Point]

“What the heck is this?” Leo muttered out loud after seeing this phenomenon that came out of the blue.

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)