I Became the Academy’s Genius Shikigami Summoner – Chapter 37.2

After the Defense Corps internship was over, Cheong Juhwa and I returned to the academy.

I had spent quite a long time at the Defense Corps, but I still had over three weeks of vacation left.

That’s why I planned to test the results I gained from this internship to some extent and then visit Gukseong, where Yoo Ha-on and his party had gone for training.

「𝙉𝙤𝙬 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚’𝙨 𝙖 𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙗𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙃𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙙𝙞𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙮, 𝙄 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙧𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙨𝙚 𝙢𝙮 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙣.」

The Sori-soe that I knew was at a level where they could join forces with the dispatched exorcists and Yoo Ha-on’s party to subdue the evil spirits, but there might be some unknown variables on their side as well.

If someone among the future main characters died because of that, it would be an irreversible loss.

That’s why I intended to join them before the incident fully unfolded.

Swish.

Whoosh.

The first thing I tried out after settling down in the training ground was my newly acquired Spirit Absorption trait.

Of course, I didn’t use it at full power because of the restriction that it consumes the absorbed spirits. However, after testing it out in various ways, I was able to get a sense of its effectiveness to some extent.

「𝘼𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚, 𝙄’𝙡𝙡 𝙗𝙚 𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙜𝙖𝙥 𝙞𝙣 𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡 𝙥𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙄’𝙫𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜.」

In fact, it was true that I successfully deployed the Azure Sky Wall spell for the first time in the battle against the Cow Headed Demon, which I couldn’t use before.

It seemed like I would be able to use the future spells that I couldn’t use due to a lack of power a bit more actively in the future.

「. . . 𝙄 𝙜𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙄’𝙫𝙚 𝙗𝙪𝙞𝙡𝙩 𝙖 𝙛𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙚𝙭𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙩.」

Considering how miserable I was when I first got here, I’ve made great progress in a really short amount of time. Now, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that I’m a talented academy student.

“Ggong-sam-yi.”

Screech!

“. . . Burn it?”

Next, I tested the ability score of my newly contracted shikigami, the Fire Demon, Ggong-sam-yi.

I had some expectations since I had fought alongside her in actual combat, but Ggong-sam-yi’s specs were indeed considerable.

Her basic physical abilities were excellent thanks to her being a demon, and her fire breath was no joke.

Furthermore, thanks to her Cleansing Fire trait, she had an advantage against forbidden spell-type spells and other monsters, so if she joined forces with me, we would definitely have amazing synergy.

「. . . 𝘼𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚, 𝙄 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙡𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙗𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙗𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙨.」

Especially if the opponent was a forbidden spell user, I would be able to start the battle with a huge advantage.

「𝙄’𝙫𝙚 𝙜𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙣 𝙖 𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙖 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨.」

I still had the Blue Heart Jade, but it wasn’t something I could use right away anyway.

So, I decided to finish my preparations and head to wherever Yoo Ha-on and his party were.

That’s when things suddenly started to change.

TING.

One evening, as I was preparing to head to Gukseong, I received a message from Yoo Ah-in, Seo Ji-an’s aide.

【Please help the young miss.】

It was a signal that another incident was about to begin.

🔷🔷🔷🔷🔷🔷

𝘢𝔴𝐞𝔟𝐬𝘵𝙤𝙧𝚒𝐞𝚜.ċ̇𝙤ᴍ

It was right before the start of summer vacation when Seo Ji-an suddenly disappeared from the academy.

I hadn’t contacted her since then, so this message was quite perplexing to me.

「𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙤𝙣 𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙝 𝙞𝙨 𝙜𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙣?」

The fact that Yoo Ah-in urgently asked me for help meant that it couldn’t be anything trivial.

「From what I can gather, it seems like it’s something related to Dae-jin Industries. . . . . . .」

Coincidentally, articles related to Dae-jin Industries were pouring out on the internet. In that case, it was highly likely that it was related to the successor competition within Dae-jin Industries, where Seo Ji-an was currently involved, and the problems surrounding it.

The next day, I immediately headed to the place written in the message. And there, I met Yoo Ah-in, who was waiting for me.

“. . . You came. I’m sorry for asking for your help so suddenly.”

Yoo Ah-in’s expression was clearly not good.

Considering that she was someone who rarely showed any change in expression, that alone was enough to grasp the seriousness of the situation.

“I’ll explain the details as we go.”

After that, I got in the vehicle that Yoo Ah-in had prepared and headed to Seo Ji-an’s location once again.

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