Chapter 15: Practical Assignments for Demon Professor
The 6th practice room.
It’s a practical task by Professor Stegen, who is feared by students as 《devil glasses》.
The 《Emeraldera Box》 used there is the latest magical tool with the highest hardness.
To open the box, which is coated with 198 magical barriers, you must derive the magic formula that is set as the solution.
It is an abnormally difficult task that even the court magicians of the Magic Empire could not open.
Moreover, the female assistant in charge of preparing the box had a personal grudge against Finne.
(I can’t forgive that girl for marrying Zion-sama. . .!)
Anger wells up.
She had known Zion since her student days and deeply remembered that he was a special existence who should not be approached as 《everyone’s Zion-sama》.
No one will be allowed to get away with it.
If she does such a thing, she will be punished accordingly.
(It’s only natural to suffer. After all, she has experienced a situation that is too enviable, marrying Zion-sama.)
The flames of jealousy burn fiercely in her chest.
Her strong feelings have taken away her calm perspective.
(I’ll pretend to make a mistake and switch it with a spare box that doesn’t have a set answer. I’ll make a fool of herself in front of everyone.)
Professor Stegen’s practical task, which was hastily arranged.
The 6th practice room was filled with curious students and teachers.
(Why am I getting so much attention?!)
It’s because for the past month, the honorary professor has been mentioning Finne’s name at every opportunity and going around saying she’s a real genius, but Finne has no idea about it.
Feeling nauseous and not used to being in front of a large crowd, Finne was about to faint. Stegen, wearing his 《devil glasses》, spoke in a cold voice.
“You will open the 《Emeraldera Box》 that I have prepared for you. Of course, you know what this box is, don’t you?”
“. . .What’s that?”
As Finne learned magic in a ghost mansion in a remote place, she was not familiar with modern magic knowledge.
Although looking exasperated, Stegen politely explained the basic information about the box like a teacher.
“It is the latest magical tool with the highest hardness among those that have been put into practical use. To open the box, which is coated with 198 magic barriers, you need to activate the set magic formula that serves as the answer.”
“I see. So I just need to find the set correct magic formula like a puzzle.”
“The time limit is sufficient. Is that okay with you?”
“Yes. No problem.”
She took a deep breath and focused her mind.
With the command, she placed her hand on the box.
198 woven magic barriers.
She sank into the sea of thoughts to find the correct answer.
She could no longer hear anything from her world.
The high-speed development of magic formulas in her mind.
Searching for answers at the bottom of a deep sea.
Time passed by.
The air was tense.
The audience watched with bated breath.
Eventually, she opened her eyes and said with a slightly surprised expression,
“There is no answer to this box.”
It was clearly an inaccurate answer. Stegen had certainly set an answer, and it was a well-known fact that he was not the type of person to play such pranks.
“Wrong. The answer is set.”
“Could there have been some mistake?”
“Before you suspect others, why don’t you try doubting yourself a little more?”
Doubtful glances were cast.
Finne tilted her head and looked at the box.
“After all, it doesn’t seem like there’s an answer, no matter how you look at it.”
It was then that Stegen’s eyes flashed.
The identification number on the box was different from what was prepared.
There must have been some mistake somewhere, and they were swapped.
If that’s the case, then it’s true that there is no answer set for this task.
(To notice that in such a short time…)
While inwardly surprised, Stegen tried to stop her, but it was too late.
“I see. Force it open, huh? I understand now.”
In an instant, Stegen’s mind went blank.
A surge of magical pressure that rose explosively.
A burning magical presence.
He didn’t know what had happened.
He couldn’t stand there and involuntarily stepped back.
Multiple high-speed magic formations unfolded one after another.
Simultaneously activating multiple spells with multi-casting.
Anti-magic formations that neutralize magic barriers successively unlock the defense mechanism of the 《Emeraldera Box》.
(No way, she’s breaking through the 198 magic barriers with brute force——.)
It shouldn’t be possible.
However, in reality, she was invalidating the magic barriers at an incomprehensible speed.
Everyone was speechless.
They were staring without blinking or breathing properly.
Their mouths were dry.
(What…What’s wrong with her?…)