Chapter 8 – The Written Exam Was Easy
The magic school is located in the most prosperous area of the royal capital, also known as the ‘Central City’.
When I got there, the first thing that caught my eye was the magnificent and glittering school building.
“Your examination number is 99, right? Please do your best!”
When I walked to the reception desk, I was given a name tag with ‘99’ written on it, which I wore on my chest.
Now… it’s time for the exam.
There’s no way I’m going to fail the exam and return to the village with shame.
I motivated myself and walked into the school building.
Apparently, the Rosanlila Magic School’s entrance exam was divided into a written exam and a practical exam.
First, it was a written exam, so we were crammed into the classroom designated by the examination number.
“The exam time limit is 90 minutes. Let’s give your best, everyone!”
At the signal from the examiner, everyone turns their paper to the front in unison.
Well… I think I can make it through the practical exam, but I’m a little worried about the written exam.
At any rate, 1000 years has been passed since my past life.
It’s because the common sense that I know of may have been obsolete in many ways.
I mean, in the fifteen years that I’ve been here, all the common sense that I know of has been completely betrayed….
I buckled up then grabbed the pen and looked at the question.
……yeah. If it’s this one, I’ll be able to solve it.
The history field is a little difficult for me but since I’ve been studying it, so I think I can manage it somehow.
The questions are centered on the history of the last 200 years or so.
1000 years ago – the world that I lived in, what kind of tradition has been passed down since then?
I read through the literature, but there’s no mention of the magic revolution that has happened 1000 years ago.
Is it because it’s too old?
No, it was only 1000 years ago. That should be unlikely.
While thinking about these, I answered the questions with ease.
Now, on to the magic field.
I don’t have to worry about anything here.
Even in a world where magic skills are in decline, these questions have been reduced to the student standard.
In fact, as I went through it, I saw a row of questions that were too easy for me.
‘Question ● Answer one part of this magic formula that’s wrong’
What the hell is this?
There’s not just one part that’s wrong, it’s almost entirely wrong. This is a bullshit magic formula.
Do you think you can create magic with this kind of magic formula?
I did a quick calculation and found twenty-eight parts were wrong.
Or rather, It’s not a waste of time to rewrite it from the beginning.
So I rebuilt the magic formula from scratch.
‘Question ● Consider the characteristics of this magic circle, developed by Dr. Malomerg and how will it be used in combat’
I’ve never heard of this name before.
But the written magic circle was of too low quality.
Even though it’s not a big deal, but accident could happen at this rate, isn’t it?
Yeah, I should just write that it’s a terrible magic circle.
I wrote down the flaws of this magic circle without giving a care of it.
And it’s useless in combat. If I were to use it unreasonably, I’d say this is how I feel about it.
I’m going to solve the question in this way.
But when I got to the last question, I stopped my pen for a second.
That’s because the difficulty was clearly different from the other questions.
I can’t help but let my voice leak out at the thought.
That’s the way it should be.
–This is because the magic theory that I had created 1000 years ago was written here.
But apparently its written wrongly.
It was misrepresented after 1000 years of time.
But of all the magic theories that I’ve come up with, this one was built in such a way that even a child could understand it.
It’s not that hard to do.
It was a little more difficult than the other ones, but this one is also within the student standard.
(…….all right. So, I have reached the end, huh)
I muttered to myself.
And I have like…… 60 minutes left?
There’s still a lot of time left, isn’t it?
I looked around and saw that everyone was still silently working on their pens.
I guess they’re going to review it until the end.
But the standard of these questions was so low that it’s unlikely for them to make any careless mistake.
So I lay down on my desk and decided to sleep for the remaining 60 minutes.
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“The test is over…! Please put your pen on the table”
The voice of the examiner woke me up.
The answer sheets were collected.
“The next one would be the practical exam. Please gather in the schoolyard”
With that said, the examiner left the classroom.
I listened to the voices around me as I followed in the direction everyone else was heading.
“That was indeed the exam for the prestigious Rosanlila Magic School, wasn’t it?”
“Yeah, that was hard… I might not have even solved a quarter of it”
“Especially the last question, what was that? I’ve never seen anything like that before, you know?”
Apparently, everyone lacks confidence.
But I think this is a deliberate self-deprecation to catch everyone off guard.
The reason is that it is unlikely that anyone taking the magic school’s entrance exam would not be able to solve a question of that magnitude.
Catching your opponent off guard is fundamental in a fight.
“They can’t be underestimated, isn’t it?”
Well, that’s fine.
The next one is the practical exam.
It will be less boring than the written exam.
I followed everyone and arrived at what looked like a huge schoolyard.