◈ Episode 37 Elemental Class (2)
Some students were puzzled.
It’s also not a good thing to arouse curiosity and not tell them right away.
Rudger pointed to one of the students sitting in the front row.
“The student in the front row there. Is it Anthony?”
“yes yes! you’re right. teacher!”
“Which of the attribute elements can students use?”
“That, that… … Water, ice and plants.”
“Are there three? That’s right. Which of them are you most confident about?”
“That’s the ice element.”
“Then, could you demonstrate the ice element here and now?”
To Ludger’s words, Antony replied that he knew, and floated an orb of magical power above his right hand.
The basic release of mana began, and the attributes of mana began to be incorporated in earnest.
pure white sphere.
To be precise, it was close to a snowball that was tightly pressed by hand.
“Go, thank you.”
“That sounds insignificant.”
“… … .”
At Ludger’s words, Anthony’s face sank sullenly.
“Watch how I do it.”
Rudger floated an orb of magical power in his right hand.
It was a block with the same ice properties as the one Antony had made.
It was very similar to Anthony’s, but something was different.
No, it was still changing.
“Can you feel it?”
The students couldn’t answer Ludger’s words. Just staring at the block of ice he created as if possessed.
If only what Anthony had made was about Hungry Eyes.
The element Ludger floated is much colder and sharper than that, and it feels like an ice cap sleeping deep underground in the northern continent.
Ludger’s element, which is not just white and round ice, but is more strongly compressed and takes the form of snow crystals.
The blue crystals radiated cold air around them, creating the illusion that the lecture hall itself would be covered with ice.
“Can you spot the difference?”
Rudger got rid of the decision.
But the students still stared blankly at the spot where the element had been.
Although the element of ice was the same, Ludger’s and Anthony’s were very different.
Does it have more horsepower?
Not like that. The efficiency itself is different.
And that was what Rudger was going to teach us today.
“Is something really different?”
“What the hell, how did you do it?”
The atmosphere in the classroom gradually heated up.
I didn’t know it when I heard it in words, but when I saw it in person, I became greedy.
There is no magician who refuses to say that it makes his magic skills better.
“Of the two hours of today’s class, you will learn basic theory for 30 minutes, and learn how to increase the expression efficiency of the attribute elements I told you about for the rest of the time.”
All the students focused on Ludger’s words with their eyes shining brightly.
“Before going into the principle of manifestation, I will go into the basic arrangement of <attribute element>. That is what I shared.”
The students all scanned the contents of the handout with their eyes.
“The attribute element is a specialization with a deep history and genealogy to the extent that it appeared right after the release of magical power in the manifestation world.”
Magic can only be used if you have magical powers.
And primordial magic, a very primitive form of magic, is based on the manifestation of this magical power.
That is the first specialization of the expression system.
It was <Magic Release>.
What developed from the release of such magical energy is the <attribute element> that contains the elements of nature in magical energy.
“Now it has been established as part of the manifestation world, but in the early primitive forms of magic, attribute elements were called the basis of all magic.”
Rudger said so and launched four spheres of magical power into the air.
“Currently, it has been established that through natural science, the power of a system that matches one’s magical power is expressed, but in the early days, when the attribute element was expressed, the focus was on the relationship between nature and humans.”
Each sphere of magical power began to take on a single attribute.
Each was fire, water, earth, and wind.
“These are the first four attributes. Compared to now, when the number of attributes has increased to more than 10, the number is too small and simple. But we can’t see this simply as a property. These four elements do not mean pure elements, but contain the symbolism that people thought of at that time.”
Soil is hard and strong.
Fire is powerful and destructive.
Water is soft and accommodating.
The wind is freedom.
The students listened to Ludger’s words as if possessed.
A theoretical teaching about origins that should just be boring.
But nobody found it boring.
‘joy. I already know everything.’
Flora was dissatisfied with that.
In the position where I knew all the origins of the attribute elements anyway, having to listen to what I knew again was a tedious ordeal.
But even knowing that, his self-esteem was hurt when he subtly fell for Rudger’s voice.
‘really. What’s fun about that?’
“Since then, attribute elements have continued to develop, and we began to analyze them from a rational point of view rather than natural symbols. The number of elements that were 4 has increased to 10.”
‘I always say something I know again and again.’
“There was also a conflict between the school of mysticism, which valued tradition, and the school of natural science, which tried to apply and develop modern science.”
‘It’s just that he has a handsome face and a good voice.’
“But eventually we have no choice but to adapt to changes in the world. Not the teachings of the Order, but where to use this magic of nature.”
‘… … Still, it’s worth listening to.’
Rudger, who removed the mana that had been floating in the air, took a quick look around the classroom and then asked a question.
“Does any student know why attribute elemental magic has developed so drastically? I’ll give 5 points to whoever guesses. An example is the fire element.”
Students immediately raised their hands.
Rudger singled out one by one.
“It is to drive out the darkness by lighting a fire.”
“It is to clear the forest by burning it.”
“It is formal. next.”
“Uh, um. Is it to get rid of man’s primal fear of the dark?”
“You would be better suited to write poetry.”
Laughter broke out among the students.
Unheard of, Flora Lumos proudly raised her hand.
“okay. Flora Lumos.”
“To burn something to death.”
Silence reigned in the classroom.
Flora’s words were so direct and unconventional.
“Can you tell me exactly what that something is?”
“Of course they are people.”
The students rolled their eyes while frozen.
Everyone present here now had the same idea. That Rudgar would strongly reprimand Flora.
But Rudger rather nodded.
“That is correct. Flora Lumos. It’s 5 stores.”
Flora raised her nose, saying it was nothing.
The eyes of the students lingered on Flora and then on Ludger.
Ludger opened his mouth at the gaze asking if that was true.
“What did elemental magic develop for? It is slaughter.”
Since civilization was founded and took shape, magic continued to develop and evolve.
The hierarchy was divided, and the higher the hierarchy of magic, the stronger the power and the higher the killing power.
It is ‘lethal force’.
“The first target was a monster. However, even after the monsters were driven beyond the giant’s backbone to the continent of shadows, the magic became stronger. Why? Because of the cryptid? However, there are very few cryptids. Then why did the alternative magic become stronger and sharper for?”
That’s right, human.
Magic developed to kill humans.
War. colonial rule. violence.
That was the driving force that further strengthened and developed magic.
It was a time of peace where war was gone.
To students learning magic, that word was no different from a taboo.
To compare magic with history and tradition to something like murder.
Rudgar was like telling everyone that you guys are pre-killers.
But this was an indisputable fact.
It was also a reality that wizards who valued tradition vehemently denied.
“Fire burns people, water drowns them, wind cuts them down, electricity supports them. Magic, which developed along with human history, grew with the driving force of war and slaughter. It is a truth that can never be denied. okay. After all, this attribute element we learn is the Tower of Babel built on the blood and corpses of countless lives.”
take a moment to breathe
“You who learn that are the executors of that slaughter.”
The lecture room was so quiet that the sound of someone swallowing saliva echoed through the room.
As much as that, the topic that Rudger was talking about was sensitive to all wizards beyond magic students.
“But we can change.”
And Rudgar’s voice came up.
It gently wrapped around the entire classroom.
“Just because it was like that in the past, there is no guarantee that it will be like that now or in the future. Now that the world has changed, fire is not used to burn something. Take a look at the back of the handout I gave you.”
Come to think of it, there were handouts that were handed out right after entering the classroom. I was so focused on what Rudger said that I forgot.
The students hurriedly turned over the handout and looked at the contents on the back page.
There were crude pictures of various structures printed in ink.
However, there was no difficulty in recognizing the painting itself.
“Fire does not simply burn, but supplies energy with its blazing power. In a cold place, fire is a symbol of survival, not destruction.”
The flowing water turns the waterwheel, and the river where the water gathers becomes a passage for countless ships.
Wind turns windmills and provides wind power, and electricity itself replenishes energy and creates light.
Water and ice wash away the heat in the blazing desert.
“The meaning of the attribute element changes depending on how we learn this and act in the future.”
Rudger’s voice echoed through the classroom.
To create something, not to get rid of it.
Not to erase the world, but to lead it in a better direction.
“That’s the basic mindset you guys need to learn before learning attribute elements.”
No one dared to open their mouths.
It felt like a huge wave came in and swallowed my entire body.
However, what I felt was not unpleasant, but rather refreshing, as if something covered in my head had been removed.
Even Flora Lumos stared at Ludger with her mouth open.
It’s obvious and word of mouth.
Since it was Rudger himself, not anyone else, the approaching feeling itself was different.
“Strive for a better world. The teaching of my attribute element is a lesson for that.”
Rudger smiled at the students and came down from the podium.
“Now we will start realizing the elements in earnest.”
The students who gathered in the lecture room entered the realization of the elements in earnest.
What element you specialize in is what you basically realize from the first time you learn magic.
The children, who had been taught about magic even before entering Seorn, easily raised their magical powers and added their own elements to them.
Ludger walked slowly around the room, pointing out the elemental spheres the students had created one by one.
“Joseph. Concentrate the flow of magical power a little more. The element itself is fine, but the release of mana is immature. Still, are you a second year student at Seorn? Don’t lose focus.”
“Irena Caroman. Did you make it a plant attribute now? The plant attribute itself should have the freshness of nature. But yours is like watching leaves rotting on the ground in late autumn. keep your mind straight Make a strong image in your head of a sprout that has just broken through the ground.”
“yes… … .”
Rudgar never spoke kindly. Every time he threw a word, the faces of the students collapsed miserably.
However, what is more unfair than that is that Ludger’s words were not wrong at all.
More than that, his advice was absolutely correct.
It sounds harsh, but Rudger saw the weaknesses of his students, and at the same time provided a way to improve them.
The first time I hear it, it seems like my pride is hurt, but when I think about his words, I realize that he is not just blaming him.
But even so, it is also true that Ludger’s Spartan teaching itself is frightening to young students.
Every time Ludger headed to where he was, the students were not able to properly implement the attribute element because they were paying attention to Ludger.
Every time that happened, Rudger’s nagging came flying.
“What are you doing? Do you see magic as a joke? If you can’t stay focused, it’s not worth taking my classes.”
“Before you speak, pay more attention to your magic. Close your ears and keep your eyes only in front of you.”
One by one.
Every time Ludger passed by, the quiet voices of the students spread like ripples and formed harmony.
Aidan, a commoner boy taking Ludger’s class, broke into a cold sweat as he watched the teacher getting closer and closer.
It was because Aidan had not yet been able to properly manifest the attribute element.
Rudger stopped in front of Aidan.
His sharp gaze turned to Aidan, who was unable to do anything.