I Became the Academy’s Genius Shikigami Summoner – Chapter 60.1

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟔𝟎

𝕒𝚠ė̇𝙗𝙨𝔱𝘰ṙ̇i̇̇𝕖𝕤.𝐜𝘰𝘮

The next day after the presentation was over, I went out over the weekend with the things I had prepared and met with Hwang Jin-chul once again.

“Are you sure it will be alright? The rumors surrounding this stone are not all fiction, but the truth. It contains a very powerful curse. There are records of even special-grade exorcists giving up and turning back.”

“It doesn’t matter. I’ve always had a constitution that curses don’t affect.”

“Hm. . . . . . .”

Hwang Jin-chul seemed quite worried, fretting over my well-being, but I knew the true identity and usage of the Death-Black Stone from the very beginning.

Because of that, to me, honestly, whether it was the stone of death or whatever, it just felt like a desirable item in a game.

“There’s no helping it. I’ll say it again, but be very careful when handling it. It can’t be kept inside the academy either.”

“Yes. I understand.”

At Hwang Jin-chul’s gesture, an exorcist who seemed to be his subordinate brought over a box that was heavily sealed and soon handed it over to me.

“I heard that you become the target of the curse as soon as you break the seal. I pray that there won’t be any problems. I want to see your face for a long time.”

Like that, I parted with Hwang Jin-chul, took a taxi, and moved to a nearby sparsely populated mountain.

Literally, because it contained a powerful curse, if I took it into the academy without permission, it would be detected immediately, and the professors and security forces would be dispatched.

In other words, I planned to resolve the curse of the Death-Black Stone here first and then return to the academy.

Click.

After moving to a place that was fairly deep, I put down the box containing the Death-Black Stone on the floor.

Several talismans and strings covered the entire box, and I could feel the spiritual power it contained and the faint scent of the curse seeping out from inside.

「𝙊𝙧𝙞𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘿𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙝-𝘽𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙎𝙩𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙛𝙖𝙧 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙗𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖 𝙘𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙗𝙟𝙚𝙘𝙩.」

According to the settings, it was clearly recorded as a divine object left behind by the legendary divine beast, Haitai.

However, it is the current Death-Black Stone that, for some reason, took on the opposite nature.

In other words, if I were to remove the curse attached to the Death-Black Stone, it would be able to regain its original form.

「𝙎𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙞𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙖𝙣 𝙚𝙭𝙩𝙧𝙖 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙮 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙜𝙖𝙢𝙚, 𝙄’𝙢 𝙛𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙖𝙧 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙙 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙞𝙩.」

However, it was not as simple as I thought. I took a deep breath and slowly unsealed the box.

Thud.

Thud.

Rustle.

“. . . This is more than I thought.”

As I unsealed it to some extent, the remaining talismans and strings all crumbled like weathering and turned to dust.

It meant that a powerful curse was dormant inside.

I took out all the spare boundary stones that I had asked Cheong Juhwa to make and spread them on the floor, centering them around the box.

And I opened the lid of the unsealed box.

Creak.

Rustle!

The Death-Black Stone that was finally revealed took the form of a black crescent moon, just like I had seen in the game.

Flutter.

Flutter.

Just by facing it, I could feel a slight curse creeping up on my body.

It was a sight that made sense that it would lead its owner to death.

「𝙄𝙩 𝙢𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙗𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙨 𝙞𝙛 𝙄 𝙙𝙧𝙖𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙤𝙪𝙩.」

The method to remove the curse from the Death-Black Stone was simple.

I had to offer a sacrifice, perform a prayer ceremony, and transfer the subject of the curse there through the ritual that appeared in the story.

In the game, there was another item for that, but I don’t have it now.

However, there was something that could replace it. It was the Phoenix Feather Earring that Arietta was trying to use as a medium for her shikigami technique.

「𝙎𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙜𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙨𝙤 𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙢 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙥𝙪𝙧𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙚𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙨 𝙖𝙨 𝙖 𝙨𝙖𝙘𝙧𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙚, 𝙞𝙩 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙚𝙣𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝.」

I placed the Phoenix Feather Earring in front of the box containing the Death-Black Stone and began to perform the prayer ceremony as I did in the game.

Remembering the unjust death of Eun-ryeong,, the girl who first received this token of promise from Haitai.

Flutter.

Whooong.

“Wang Eun Je Rye.”

The culprit was long dead and gone, but the lingering resentment remained and had no choice but to wander around near the Death-Black Stone.

Crackle!

Rustle!

As the energy was concentrated, the Death-Black Stone began to shake violently and emit an aura of the curse, and in response, the Phoenix Feather Earring also emitted an aura of purification.

Rumble.

Crash!

Boom!

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