I Became the Academy’s Genius Shikigami Summoner – Chapter 1

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟏

「𝙃𝙞𝙜𝙝 𝙎𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙡 𝙀𝙭𝙤𝙧𝙘𝙞𝙨𝙢」 is the name of the game.

Contrary to its simple title, it’s an incredibly popular game that has been praised for its high production values, engaging characters, and immersive storyline.

As a result, it has spawned numerous spin-offs, media adaptations, and sequels, all of which have been generally well-received, further solidifying the game’s reputation and popularity worldwide over time.

As such, 25 years after its initial release, the game now stands as a venerable and respected title, comparable to other renowned game series.

Having established its dominance in the modern gaming landscape, even as a virtual reality online game, there’s not much more to say.

“. . . . . . .”

Before my eyes, having collected my thoughts, a familiar status window—one that I had seen countless times in the virtual reality game—appeared.

【Han Kang-yoon】

▶Level 24

▶Stats

【Stamina: C-】

【Spiritual Power: D】

【Spellcraft: C】

【Mental Strength: C】

▶Traits (2/10)

【■■■■(-)】

【Mental Spellbook (B)】

Han Kang-yoon.

The character who appeared in the first installment of the High School Exorcism series, commonly known as the High School Exorcism series, as a senior to the main protagonist’s group.

He is also an incompetent extra character with no talent, a minor character who sacrifices himself for the story’s plot and the main characters’ resolution of the incident.

“. . . . . .Sigh.”

And now, that was me.

🔷🔷🔷🔷🔷🔷

I don’t know why I’m in the game or why I’ve become Han Kang-yoon.

All I remember is that just yesterday, I was grinding ranked matches in the latest installment of the series, a virtual reality game, trying to climb the PvP ladder.

However, after a day had passed and the confusion had settled, I eventually gave up trying to understand and was forced to seriously consider my future.

「𝙒𝙝𝙮 𝙙𝙞𝙙 𝙞𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙃𝙖𝙣 𝙆𝙖𝙣𝙜-𝙮𝙤𝙤𝙣?」

Even putting everything else aside, this had to be the worst possible luck.

The reason for this was evident from just looking at the identity of the character 「Han Kang-yoon」, as it was sometimes mentioned in the High School Exorcism community.

━The biggest victim in the first game.

━He kept getting name-dropped during the story, and it turned out he was just the protagonist’s sacrificial lamb.

━He spent his life as a hanger-on, only to be used as a sacrifice in the end, and the girl he liked was taken by the protagonist—no one had it worse than him.

Han Kang-yoon is a senior to the main protagonist’s group, who are about to enroll in the Academy. In other words, he’s what you would call an extra character.

So why is he classified as an extra? The reason is simple.

「𝘽𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙝𝙚’𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙖𝙠 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙜𝙣𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙣𝙩.」

In fact, it’s not like there aren’t any extra characters who are physically powerful.

Unfortunately, however, Han Kang-yoon perfectly embodies the typical specs of an extra character in a game.

「𝙎𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩.」

Ting.

【Han Kang-yoon】

▶Level 24

▶Stats

【Stamina: C-】

【Spiritual Power: D】

【Spellcraft: C】

【Mental Strength: C】

▶Traits (2/10)

【■■■■(-)】

【Mental Spellbook (B)】

Using my only available ability, Sentiment, the translucent status window that I had seen so many times in the game greeted me.

An unidentified trait and a B-rank trait called Mental Spellbook.

Putting aside the unidentified trait that requires specific conditions to be unlocked for now, the fact that I only have one measly B-rank trait speaks for itself.

「𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙡𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙡 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙜𝙚, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙗𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙬-𝙖𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙨. 𝘼𝙣𝙙 𝙖𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙩𝙨. . . . . ., 𝙬𝙚𝙡𝙡.」

Looking at my status, it was clear as day.

With my current specs, I couldn’t expect to do anything significant no matter where I went.

“What am I supposed to do with these stats?”

I knew it. With my current abilities, it would be virtually impossible to navigate the various incidents that would unfold at Cheonghwa Academy, where Han Kang-yoon was currently enrolled.

「𝙎𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙄 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙙𝙧𝙤𝙥 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘼𝙘𝙖𝙙𝙚𝙢𝙮?」

That’s out of the question.

As is the case with this type of game, a global crisis always occurs towards the latter half of the story.

If I don’t get stronger, there’s no way I’ll survive the chaos.

「𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙨, 𝙃𝙖𝙣 𝙆𝙖𝙣𝙜-𝙮𝙤𝙤𝙣, 𝙙𝙚𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙩𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙣 𝙚𝙭𝙩𝙧𝙖, 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙖 𝙨𝙞𝙜𝙣𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙧𝙤𝙡𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙮.」

Sometimes there are characters with that kind of position. They don’t have impressive specs, but they make great sacrifices to help the main characters solve the incident.

Han Kang-yoon is one of them.

In the story, he gets caught up in the schemes of Bi-hyeong, the boss of Chapter 1, and becomes a sacrifice for the resurrection ritual, but he realizes this and becomes an unwitting helper to the main characters from within.

And in the process, he loses his life.

「𝙃𝙤𝙬 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙.」

If I were to shirk that role, it would mean that one of the keys to solving the incident would be gone.

In that case, there’s no telling what would happen to the original story’s protagonists.

“I can’t let that happen.”

Not only for the sake of this world’s future, but also because I personally couldn’t stomach something like that.

Because no matter what anyone said, I was a hardcore fan of the High School Exorcism series, deep down in my soul.

In fact, I was such a big fan that I even used my special skills to participate in the production of the game’s later installments.

「𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙄’𝙫𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙩𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙙 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨, 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣.」

Although I wasn’t directly involved in the initial installments, I had the opportunity to work on the early characters in the sequels and spin-offs, given the popularity of the series as a whole.

That’s why the characters from the first installment of the High School Exorcism series, which I had now entered, held an irreplaceable value to me.

To the extent that they were comparable to my own life.

「𝙎𝙤, 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙄 𝙙𝙤 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙤𝙣?」

High School Exorcism is a notoriously difficult game.

The difficulty level itself was on the hard side, and the number of possible bad endings was countless.

In other words, unless I could perform at least as well as the original Han Kang-yoon, I was likely to face a terrible fate right from Chapter 1.

「𝙄𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙚𝙣𝙙, 𝙄 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙥𝙪𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙮 𝙬𝙚𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙔𝙚𝙤𝙣𝙜𝙬𝙤𝙡 𝙄𝙨𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙪𝙡𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙤𝙛 𝘼𝙘𝙩 1.」

However, I didn’t want to follow the same path as the original Han Kang-yoon.

Sacrificing myself to pave the way for others? It might be a noble act, but it was by no means a rational choice.

“I have no intention of being a sacrificial lamb.”

I’m sorry to the original Han Kang-yoon, but I was confident that I could take a much smarter approach to the situation.

“January 4, 2020. . . . . . .”

I muttered softly as I glanced at the calendar hanging in the corner of my dorm room.

Judging by the date, it was clearly the vacation period before the start of the second year, after finishing the first year.

The point at which Han Kang-yoon becomes embroiled in Bi-hyeong’s scheme is right before the start of the new semester, so there’s still plenty of time to turn things around.

And.

「𝙄’𝙢 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙄’𝙫𝙚 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙮𝙚𝙙 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙃𝙞𝙜𝙝 𝙎𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙡 𝙀𝙭𝙤𝙧𝙘𝙞𝙨𝙢.」

The point where I ended up was the early installment of the High School Exorcism series.

However, I know the content and settings of the numerous installments that came after that as well.

To put it a bit extravagantly, it’s like a modern-day person who has fallen into the Middle Ages.

「𝙄𝙣 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙧𝙩.」

I had the knowledge to change everything.

🔷🔷🔷🔷🔷🔷

I had finished organizing my thoughts. Now, there was something I had to do first.

「𝙄 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙖 𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙤𝙧.」

You might wonder why I’m saying this all of a sudden, but it’s closely related to the flow of Chapter 1 that I mentioned earlier.

Han Kang-yoon is from an orphanage.

And he decided to become an exorcist in order to support the orphanage where he grew up.

Given the nature of the world, where people’s lives are constantly under threat, it was only natural that exorcists, who risked their lives to protect civilians, would receive appropriate support and compensation.

「𝙃𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧, 𝙃𝙖𝙣 𝙆𝙖𝙣𝙜-𝙮𝙤𝙤𝙣 𝙝𝙞𝙩𝙨 𝙖 𝙬𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙦𝙪𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙡𝙮.」

Despite his excellent grades and admission to the Academy, his growth stagnates after that, and he quickly falls into disrepair.

The fact that he was the first person in the history of the school to fall from Class A to Class D says it all.

「𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙩’𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙙𝙮 𝙗𝙚𝙜𝙖𝙣.」

His disappointed sponsors turned their backs on him one after another, and naturally, it became increasingly difficult to support the orphanage.

To make matters worse, his abilities remained stagnant, so it was inevitable that Han Kang-yoon would be driven to a corner mentally.

And it was at that moment that a man appeared before Han Kang-yoon.

It was Bi-hyeong, the boss of Chapter 1.

Han Kang-yoon falls for his sweet words, believing that he knows the solution to his stunted growth.

“Not realizing that it was a rotten string.”

If coincidences keep happening, it’s not a coincidence. However, Han Kang-yoon, who was mentally cornered, was in no condition to make sound judgments, and he ended up dancing to the man’s tune.

「𝘼𝙨 𝙖 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙪𝙡𝙩, 𝙝𝙚 𝙪𝙣𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙡𝙮 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙞𝙣𝙫𝙤𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙖 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙮 𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘼𝙘𝙖𝙙𝙚𝙢𝙮. . . . . . .」

The Yeongwol Island incident, which marks the end of Chapter 1.

There is a hidden reason why Han Kang-yoon was chosen as one of the sacrifices for the resurrection ritual that will take place there.

「𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙩’𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙮 𝙄 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝘽𝙞-𝙝𝙮𝙚𝙤𝙣𝙜’𝙨 𝙨𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙣𝙤𝙬.」

At this point, I’m probably already marked by Bi-hyeong in some way.

There was a mention that Bi-hyeong had been keeping an eye on the Academy’s students long before his plan.

Han Kang-yoon, who has a clear goal of supporting the orphanage but is struggling to do so, is a perfect target. There was no reason for him to hesitate.

「𝙄𝙛 𝙄 𝙘𝙖𝙣’𝙩 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚 𝙢𝙮 𝙘𝙪𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣, 𝘽𝙞-𝙝𝙮𝙚𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙙𝙚𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙩𝙧𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙘𝙩 𝙢𝙚.」

That would be troublesome.

Unlike the original Han Kang-yoon, I had no intention of taking Bi-hyeong’s hand.

「𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙞𝙛 𝙄 𝙧𝙚𝙛𝙪𝙨𝙚, 𝙞𝙩’𝙨 𝙪𝙣𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙄’𝙡𝙡 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙞𝙩 𝙪𝙣𝙨𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙙. 𝙄𝙣 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙩, 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙢𝙚𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙞𝙢 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙨𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙖 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙖𝙡 𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙮 𝙖 𝙗𝙖𝙙 𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣.」

With my current specs, there’s no way I can stand up to Bi-hyeong. I have to avoid any involvement with him if possible.

So how can I avoid his clutches? That’s where the same answer as before comes in.

「𝙁𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙖 𝙣𝙚𝙬 𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙤𝙧.」

That alone would effectively eliminate any reason for me to accept Bi-hyeong’s offer.

If I do that, my information, which has already been marked, will be passed on to Bi-hyeong soon enough, and Bi-hyeong, who only needs a disposable pawn, will find another pawn without hesitation.

The new pawn that emerges will be a pain in the neck, but that was a problem for later.

“So, here’s the main point. . . . . . .”

After all, sponsorship implies that the sponsor sees potential in the recipient.

Naturally, in order to find a sponsor, I needed to somehow appeal to my potential.

「𝙎𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩.」

Ting!

【Han Kang-yoon】

▶Level 24

▶Stats

【Stamina: C-】

【Spiritual Power: D】

【Spellcraft: C】

【Mental Strength: C】

▶Traits (2/10)

【■■■■(-)】

【Mental Spellbook (B)】

It’s still the same specs, no matter how I look at it.

「𝙇𝙚𝙩’𝙨 𝙥𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙨𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙣𝙤𝙬.」

If I really wanted to, I could find a way to unlock it, but that would require time and resources. It was impossible for now, at least.

「. . . . . .𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚’𝙨 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙡𝙚𝙛𝙩.」

Mental Spellbook.

That was the only card I could play right now.

「𝙄𝙩’𝙨 𝙖 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙮 𝙙𝙚𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙩, 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝.」

A top-notch trait that allows you to recall the casting method of any spell you’ve successfully used whenever you want.

Considering that the amount of knowledge required increases as the level of the spell increases, it was definitely a trait that would be helpful in many ways.

However.

「𝙎𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙩𝙡𝙮 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙈𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙡 𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙞𝙨 𝙖 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙘𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙣 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚. 𝙄𝙩’𝙨 𝙢𝙚𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙞𝙛 𝙞𝙩’𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙚𝙙 𝙪𝙥 𝙗𝙮 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙩𝙨.」

In the end, the expected potential didn’t materialize, and his abilities stagnated, which led to Han Kang-yoon being kicked out by his sponsors.

It’s a shame, considering the difficulty of acquiring new traits.

「𝙒𝙚𝙡𝙡, 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙨𝙤, 𝙞𝙩’𝙨 𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙥𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙚 𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩.」

I may know a lot of information, but in the end, it’s information from a 「𝙜𝙖𝙢𝙚」. Now that it’s actually become reality, I can’t even properly cast the Nightmare Dispelling spell, which is considered the most basic of the basics.

「𝙄𝙩’𝙨 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙬𝙤 𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙝𝙨, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙞𝙛 𝙄 𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙈𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙡 𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠, 𝙄 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙗𝙖𝙨𝙞𝙘 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙨 𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙩.」

Finding a sponsor comes after that. After all, it would be impossible to take action if I couldn’t even learn basic spells, no matter what.

I clicked my tongue briefly and dismissed the status window. It wasn’t my style, but it was clear that I would have to focus on studying spells for a while.

Just then, a sudden thought crossed my mind.

“. . . . . .Oh, come to think of it, can’t I actually use it right now?”

I don’t know how the Mental Spellbook trait’s system judgment works, but before I entered this body, 「𝙃𝙖𝙣 𝙆𝙖𝙣𝙜-𝙮𝙤𝙤𝙣」 must have learned and used various spells.

And the Mental Spellbook trait is a perfect memory ability that allows you to recall and use any spell you’ve successfully cast whenever you need it.

Of course, there’s a chance that they’re all gone now that the body’s owner has changed. But it wasn’t a completely unreasonable idea.

「𝙎𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙚𝙣𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝, 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙄 𝙩𝙧𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙖 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙡𝙡, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙚𝙩𝙖𝙞𝙡𝙨 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙙.」

I focused my mind and visualized a spell in my head. One of the most basic spells that anyone can learn, even if they’re not an exorcist, 「𝙉𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙢𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜」.

And.

Sizzle.

「𝙇𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙨 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙄 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙧𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩.」

Soon after, a result followed, and a smile naturally appeared on my face.

The spell’s detailed structure, the flow of spiritual power that needed to be infused, and the method of operation.

All of it flowed into my mind, perfectly organized.

Following the information I had perceived, I formed a hand seal with three fingers and softly chanted the incantation to fully activate the spell.

“Nightmare Dispelling.”

At that moment, a clear light spread throughout the small dorm room.

It was the moment when I saw the path forward, towards my new life.

🔷🔷🔷🔷🔷🔷

Sizzle.

Sizzle.

“I can still use it up to here, huh?”

Sizzle.

Sizzle.

“Oh, it’s better than I thought. . . . . . .”

Sizzle.

Sizzle.

“You’ve succeeded in using this one too?”

After successfully casting Nightmare Dispelling, I continued to check to see what spells I could currently use.

At least all the basic spells that I knew I could use, and even intermediate-level spells that are difficult to learn at this age, still came to mind without any problems.

This meant that the previous Han Kang-yoon had successfully cast all of these spells at least once.

「. . . . . .𝙄𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙗𝙡𝙚?」

It couldn’t be explained away by saying that he was smart or that he had worked hard.

No matter how well one understood a spell in theory, if they didn’t have the corresponding stats and talent, there were many cases where they couldn’t use it.

At least with Han Kang-yoon’s current level, it shouldn’t be possible.

「𝙎𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜’𝙨 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚.」

Feeling puzzled, I started to test out an intermediate-level defense spell that came to mind.

familyg!

However, it failed. The amount of spiritual power I had was not enough to keep up with the amount required to cast the spell.

“What the hell, why isn’t it working?”

I could tell instinctively. That this situation, right now, was not normal.

The moment I tried another intermediate-level spell, just in case, and it also failed to cast, I couldn’t help but realize it.

「𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙞𝙩 𝙗𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩. . . . . . .」

It seemed that I had misunderstood the target of the Mental Spellbook trait.

「𝙄𝙩’𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙃𝙖𝙣 𝙆𝙖𝙣𝙜-𝙮𝙤𝙤𝙣. 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚’𝙨 𝙣𝙤 𝙬𝙖𝙮 𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙨𝙪𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙛𝙪𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙢𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙖𝙩𝙚-𝙡𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙡 𝙤𝙧 𝙝𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙨.」

Then who?

To be honest, it was ridiculous, but the answer was simple.

“Me?”

All the installments of the High School Exorcism series. And in the latest installment, the virtual reality game, I had used countless spells as skills.

It wasn’t difficult to confirm.

With a grimace, I thought of an absurdly large-scale grand spell that appeared in a future installment, one that didn’t exist at this point in time.

Sizzle.

「𝙐𝙜𝙝.」

As expected, it gave me a splitting headache, but the information about the spell flowed into my mind without any problems.

“. . .This is ridiculous.”

The Mental Spellbook trait, which seemed to be a bit off the mark, seemed to think that the spells I, 「𝙣𝙤𝙩」 Han Kang-yoon, had used were 「𝙨𝙪𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙨」.

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