I Became the Academy’s Genius Shikigami Summoner – Chapter 31.1

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟑𝟏

𝙖ẇ̇𝙚𝕓𝚜𝕥ȯ̇𝐫𝙞ᴇs.𝘤𝚘𝐦

After that, we gradually got used to the Defense Corps’ work and blended in with the members.

They were called an elite group, but since it was a place where people lived, we gradually became close as we helped out with the work.

A week later, I was already being treated as the Defense Corps’ official youngest member.

“So, Juhwa only finished the first semester of her first year?”

It was a question from Yoo Ji-tae, a 2nd-grade member of Cheongdam 2nd Defense Corps and a 2nd-class exorcist.

“Yes. I guess?”

“This is no joke. . . . . . . You might even reach 1st-grade someday.”

That in itself was a very high evaluation, but even that was not enough for Cheong Juhwa.

After all, she was one of the special-grade exorcists who would be at the center of the story in the upcoming battle.

「𝙎𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙖 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙖𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙜𝙤.」

That’s why I have to button up each and every one of them.

「𝙁𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙖𝙡𝙡, 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚.」

I had a gut feeling that something was going to happen in the next few days.

There are eleven yokai that have recently appeared in this area.

It is an unusually high number.

Because of that, the atmosphere in the nearby Defense Corps was getting worse and worse.

“Ah, it’s been stolen again. It’s so annoying.”

It was Seo Ji-hye’s lament after returning from patrol.

Cheong Juhwa, who had become quite friendly with her, asked her a question.

“Is it the 1st Defense Corps again this time?”

“Yeah. They just make a fuss if the target comes near their area. It’s a credit to them, but in these times, what. . . . . . .”

As those who know know, power struggles are common in the Defense Corps of this world.

Just like in real-world militaries, they not only investigate the origin of their lineage, but there is also fierce competition between the various families, including the Three Great Houses.

In particular, the rivalry between the Cheongdam 2nd Defense Corps, which is in line with the Cheong, and the 1st Defense Corps, which is in line with the Baek, was quite fierce.

“I heard that Senior Hwang got hurt last time?”

“Yeah. They got into a fight.”

Emotions were running high between the two sides. And the yokai were appearing more and more frequently.

Anyone who noticed it by now would have noticed it, but the reason why the upcoming incident was mentioned so much in the original work was also here.

「. . . . . . .」

That’s right.

The exorcists of each Defense Corps are constantly checking each other over the Red Oni, an A+ rank yokai.

In the process, the newly appeared fire demon disappeared, and a large amount of damage was caused by the Red Oni, who escaped the encirclement.

「𝙔𝙤𝙪 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙥.」

Of course, there are circumstances behind this. The current internal affairs of the Cheong were greatly involved in the overheated atmosphere between the Defense Corps.

However, knowing the butterfly effect caused by the Red Oni, I could only shake my head at the result.

“Ji-hye, can I take the kids for a while?”

Without thinking, a short-haired woman who came down from the second floor spoke to Seo Ji-hye, who had been grumbling.

“Huh? Why all of a sudden?”

“I’m going to go on patrol together. Is that okay?”

“No. Yes. Have a good day.”

She was Cheong Ji-yeon, one of the real powers of the 2nd Defense Corps, who boasted a 2nd-class exorcist level.

Rumor has it that she is a first-class exorcist.

I had checked it in passing last time, but I opened her ability score again.

「𝙎𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩.」

Ding!

【Cheong Ji-yeon】

▶Level 54

▶Ability Scores

【Stamina: B-】

【spiritual power : A+】

【Spellcraft: B+】

【Mental Strength: A+】

▶Traits (6/10)

【Ascendant Spirit (S-)】

【Demon Slayer (A)】

【Battle Instinct (A-)】

【Accelerated Growth (B)】

【spiritual power Amplification (B)】

【Enhanced Senses (C+)】

She wasn’t as strong as Cheong So-ha, whom I had seen before, but she was quite strong. At least in this area, she would be hard to beat.

She looked at Cheong Juhwa and me in turn and smiled.

“Shall we go?”

“. . . . . . .”

I didn’t see any enemies, but she was still someone I couldn’t figure out.

#

Today’s destination is Course 3.

It was a route that focused on the outer lines, slightly away from the commercial or residential areas.

To be honest, it’s a scene I’m completely used to now.

“I heard it was pretty good.”

“. . . . . . .”

“Ji-hye said she’d bring you here as soon as you graduated from the academy.”

“Oh, really?”

At first, I thought she definitely had something to do, but Cheong Ji-yeon just went on patrol without doing anything else.

As the patrol was coming to an end, several people were felt from across the mountain path.

Thud.

Thud.

Among them, a middle-aged man who spotted us first spoke curtly.

“What’s the matter with you, you heavy-assed real power, that you’re patrolling?”

“Sarcasm.”

It wasn’t difficult to guess who they were with that one conversation. They were exorcists from the 1st Defense Corps whose patrol courses overlapped somewhat.

「. . . 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙨𝙚𝙚𝙢 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙮 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙜.」

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