I Became the Academy’s Genius Shikigami Summoner – Chapter 24.1

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟒

Han Seo-ah had spent a long time with Han Kang-yoon.

Although they were not real siblings, she could be proud that they cared for each other more than that.

That’s why she was very sad and complicated when she found out how Han Kang-yoon was doing at the academy.

「. . . . . . .」

At the same time, she firmly resolved that she had to somehow lighten his burden.

After all, she was Class A. She was a rising star who had her talent recognized.

So she actively promoted herself, got sponsors, and quickly adapted to the academy by practicing her spells all day long without rest.

It was easy to guess how hard she had worked, as she showed outstanding results in Class A, which was full of so-called geniuses.

「𝙉𝙤𝙬 𝙄 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩 𝙝𝙞𝙢.」

Han Kang-yoon had always been a reliable leader who led everyone in the orphanage, but now the situation was reversed.

That’s why Han Seo-ah volunteered to take the vanguard in this second exam, leaving Han Kang-yoon in the rear.

However.

『KWAO!』

KWAANG!

The situation suddenly changed, and the moment she faced the enemy’s intense killing intent for the first time in her life, Han Seo-ah’s whole body froze.

「. . .𝙄 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚.」

The yokai, which had been judged to be worth a whopping hundred points, the highest score, would be extremely dangerous now that the restriction on attacks had been lifted.

Han Seo-ah overcame the fear that was creeping in and took a step forward.

However, there was someone blocking her way. It was Han Kang-yoon.

“It’s okay. Stay back.”

Swoosh.

The hand that lightly brushed her shoulder was the same as her father’s.

And in the battle that followed, Han Seo-ah realized that she had been greatly mistaken about something.

「. . . . . . .」

In fact, rumors had been circulating recently that Han Kang-yoon’s growth, which had been halted for a long time, had finally begun.

However, Han Seo-ah, who had been deeply hurt by the various rumors and ridicule about Han Kang-yoon at the beginning of the semester, could not easily accept it.

However, if you look at the scene unfolding before your eyes now, anyone would have to admit it.

「. . .𝙄 𝙜𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙄 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙝𝙞𝙢.」

That Han Kang-yoon was no longer the ignored person he used to be.

“. . .How can a person fight like that?”

Even Johan, who was standing next to her, couldn’t help but exclaim in admiration. Han Kang-yoon’s battle was that great.

BAM!

『KWAAK!』

KWAANG!

If you were to simply compare specs, it would definitely not be a fight in Han Kang-yoon’s favor.

However, the way he used his main weapon, the shikigami, and the way he moved, gauging the opponent’s and his own next move, was nothing short of artistic.

For example, it was the skill of a veteran who had already experienced countless battles and had survived many close calls.

“Fierce Wolf.”

KWAAK!

『KYEEK─!』

It wasn’t about using an incredibly powerful spell or overpowering the opponent with force.

It was as if a master of martial arts at the peak of his powers was showing his untouchable divine authority with a single tree branch.

Han Kang-yoon’s battle was fundamentally different from that of other students, both in method and level.

「. . . . . . .」

Han Seo-ah gulped involuntarily. The match was already decided, and the enemy, who had been exuding a fierce aura, was completely overturned.

KOONG.

“It’s an emergency. From now on, think of it as a real battle.”

Watching his composed appearance, even after defeating a powerful enemy, Han Seo-ah quietly murmured to herself.

As expected, no matter what happened, Han Kang-yoon was still the same reliable father figure she knew.

🔷🔷🔷🔷🔷🔷

The yokai are breaking free from their bindings. It’s a sign that Bi-hyeong has started to act.

As expected, the sight of the examiners looking around in a panic was transmitted to Black Bird’s field of vision.

Similarly, one of the examiners who had been nearby came to us and said.

“. . .Phew. This is an urgent situation. All students should gather at the central hall and follow the instructions.”

“Got it.”

I quickly left the spot, leading Han Seo-ah and Johan. This is where the important part begins.

As I said, excluding Bi-hyeong and the yokai he brought, there are only four people to worry about.

Choi Il-mok of Class D, 2nd year.

Shin Hyun-min of Class A, 1st year.

James, a teacher and supervisor.

And finally, someone who might become a sacrifice in my place.

「𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙚𝙣𝙙, 𝙄 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙𝙣’𝙩 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙤𝙣𝙚.」

I couldn’t help it because there was no sign of anyone showing up.

In such a case, there are two possibilities.

「𝙀𝙞𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙙𝙞𝙙𝙣’𝙩 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙖 𝙨𝙖𝙘𝙧𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙖𝙩 𝙖𝙡𝙡, 𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙙𝙞𝙙𝙣’𝙩 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙚𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙥𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝘽𝙞-𝙝𝙮𝙚𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨.」

There was no other case that I could think of.

Being a sacrifice meant that they had inevitably gained something they had desperately wanted from Bi-hyeong, and if it was power, it would have shown in some way.

But it didn’t matter.

「𝙒𝙝𝙤𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙞𝙩 𝙞𝙨, 𝙞𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙚𝙭𝙞𝙨𝙩, 𝙬𝙚’𝙡𝙡 𝙗𝙚 𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡 𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙨 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚.」

So all I had to do was postpone the most important part.

「𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙚𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙢 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝘽𝙞-𝙝𝙮𝙚𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙨 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙨 𝙗𝙤𝙩𝙝 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙭 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚.」

First of all, the aforementioned sacrifices are selected, and by enticing them with sweet words and pretending to give them power, a spell core that serves as the core of consciousness is carved into their bodies.

And then they use them as cores to cast a large-scale resurrection spell. The area is the entire Yeongwol Island.

「𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙞𝙩𝙨 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣.」

The yokai that are now scattered all over Yeongwol Island as targets of the second exam.

And the ranked yokai that Bi-hyeong gathered himself.

Or even the examiners and students who might lose their lives in the chaos.

After absorbing enough nutrients, the resurrection ritual is completed by completely taking the lives of those who have become cores.

Naturally, the most important thing here is the four people who serve as cores.

「𝙄𝙣 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙩, 𝙞𝙩 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙞𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙠𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢 𝙗𝙚𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙗𝙚𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙨.」

However, if I go ahead and do that, I’ll just be treated as a mental polluter and dragged away.

That’s why I had already completed a spell to disrupt it without taking their lives.

「𝙄 𝙞𝙣𝙫𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙮 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙤𝙙𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙘𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙨 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚.」

Anyway, I have a rough idea of what kind of structure the spell that Bi-hyeong used is. After that, all I had to do was use my extensive knowledge to study a spell that could interfere with it.

「𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙗𝙡𝙚𝙢 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙛 𝙄 𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙤𝙤 𝙨𝙤𝙤𝙣, 𝘽𝙞-𝙝𝙮𝙚𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙢𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙡𝙮.」

That’s why I didn’t do anything until I got to Yeongwol Island on purpose.

However, that also meant that once I arrived on Yeongwol Island, I wouldn’t be caught by Bi-hyeong even if I started the interference operation.

That’s why I had already taken action against one of the sacrifices the day before.

「𝘾𝙝𝙤𝙞 𝙄𝙡-𝙢𝙤𝙠’𝙨 𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙮. 𝙎𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙬𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙢𝙥, 𝙬𝙚 𝙝𝙪𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙤𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙙𝙪𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙚𝙭𝙖𝙢.」

Since I had scattered the spell carved into his body here and there, Choi Il-mok would no longer be able to function as a complete sacrifice, even if the ritual began.

That left two people.

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