“First, we’ll do magic. Face that boulder over there. I want you to hit it with your favorite attack magic. We’ll start…from the left.”
Instructor Regin said as he pointed to a large boulder up ahead.
There were lots of marks on it, as if it had been burned by magic.
As I was on the right side, I would be hitting it the last.
And so I thought I would decide what to use as I waited.
…If I just wanted to do a lot of damage, I could use ‘Hellfire of Death,’ but there was no way I was going to use it.
It would make the rest of the test very difficult if I used up all my MP here…
And so it was probably a good idea to use ‘Fireball,’ which I had experience with.
‘Fireball’ was quite weak though, and there was a part of me that wanted to use something stronger. But it would take a bit of courage to use a spell for the first time during a test.
“Yuji, it’s your turn now. Are you sure you can do it without a staff? If you really can use magic, you might as well get a staff and come back for the next test…”
My turn had arrived while I was considering it.
Instructor Regin was still suggesting I use a staff…but I didn’t think that I needed one.
“I’m fine. I can use magic without it.”
I said, then turned towards the boulder…and used Fireball.
And then, as usual, the ball of fire shot towards the boulder and caused a small explosion.
Hmm. It really wasn’t much.
Barely enough to defeat weak monsters.
That was what I was thinking as I turned to look at Instructor Regin–but for some reason, he was looking at me with his mouth wide open.
Had I done something wrong?
I wondered as I waited for him to say something.
After a while, he said,
“Let’s ignore the lack of a staff for a moment. We’ll even overlook the strange degree of firepower…but did you even chant?”
Now that I think of it, I did say the name of the spell when I first came here…
But was it always necessary?