The Duke’s Madness - Chapter 35
The Duke’s Madness chapter 35
Arthur, who was worried, tilted his head.
However, no matter how much I thought about it, there was no correct answer to the selection question.
‘I heard it’s a simple common sense problem… What is this?’
If there were any that were close to the correct answer, I tried to pick it, but I couldn’t even see it.
It was when Arthur, who was worried about that, finally couldn’t stand it and tried to ask a question.
The phrase written at the bottom of the test paper suddenly draws attention.
[If you think there is no answer, write in a subjective way.]
Arthur murmured as he quietly put down the hand he was about to lift.
‘It was a trap. If you look at this from the first issue… Isn’t this a light test?’
Arthur raised the corner of his mouth, picked up a pen and wrote down the answer.
The overseer, who was watching the scene, tilted his head.
‘what? There’s no such thing as writing so hard from the first question?’
The supervisor was puzzled, but soon shrugged.
Because it didn’t matter which answer I wrote.
In the meantime, Arthur, who wrote down all five personality problems in subjective style, checked all the remaining questions in multiple choice format and smiled.
‘Except for the personality problem, it’s easy. I guess only the first problem was a trap.’
Confidently submitting his exam papers, Arthur finished his first day at university.
and the next day.
All the professors of the University of Arcane gathered and held an emergency meeting.
It was because it was the first student to fail the personality test.
* * *
Arcane University is considered one of the best educational institutions on the continent.
Befitting its reputation, the faculty also boasts a splendid aspect.
As a simple example, all the magic faculty were filled with those who had trained only magic for more than ’50 years’, who were evaluated as real wizards.
The teachers of Arcane, who are called the best faculty, gathered in one place and looked at a sheet of test paper with a serious expression.
The reason was none other than the fact that the first student to fail in the personality test came out.
“This is a pretty serious problem!”
The professor, whose eyes were raised, spoke for the first time.
“It would be better if you checked the wrong answer, but the fact that the answer is so detailed in a subjective way means that this student really thinks that the answer he gave right now is the correct answer!”
“On top of that, I got all the other common sense questions right without a single mistake. If you wrote down all the answers like this, you’d rather do that, but isn’t it more strange that you wrote down only the personality problem like this?”
At these words, the eyes of the other professors are directed downward.
Exam papers on the table.
I saw the grandiose explanation written on the test paper.
[It is true that prisoners of war have to negotiate for their lives according to the principle, but if the war situation is pushed back, there is no need to follow the principle. The value of a prisoner of war shines during war, and information appropriate to it…]
The first sentence started quite logically.
However, the explanation that followed showed how the student who wrote this answer viewed human dignity and life.
[After the war, the lives to lose. lives to lose in war. And if you count everything that will happen when you lose a war, you should not choose any means or methods to win.]
Thorough rationalism and a calculated view of human life.
A 17-year-old boy wrote down an accident that only emperors nicknamed Iron Blood would have.
Because of that, the professor’s now raised eyebrows were radical, but it was quite reasonable.
“This student should be getting a basic education, not a higher education! No matter how talented you are, it makes sense only when you have common sense!”
Another professor opens his mouth in response.
“Do you know where this student is from, Professor Knowles?”
“Yes I know. Aren’t they from Bavaria?”
“You’re still going to refuse admission? It is the best family in the empire. It is the duke’s family next to the emperor. If this fact is known, there will be rumors that we, Arcane, are holding the Empire in check.”
Professor Knowles, pointed out, opens his mouth again.
At the same time, the silent professors also open their mouths one by one.
The main content is, should students write down these answers?
It’s just a light test, what’s the problem?
It was at a time when there was a tense conflict of opinion over whether or not Arthur entered the school.
High Enz Freia, the principal of the ‘Great Mage’ who had been silent until now, opens her mouth.
“hmm… I want to organize it.”
“… … .”
“From my point of view, it is not right to be eliminated through a personality test. Anyway, I passed all the rest of the common sense questions, and isn’t this child from Bavaria?”
Some nodded their heads at High Ends’ point.
“you’re right. Eliminating a Bavarian child.”
“It’s breaking with a long tradition, that’s it.”
High Enz turned his gaze to that figure.
“I understand why Professor Knowles is upset, but let’s move on this time.”
“… All right, principal.”
After hearing Professor Knowles’ answer, High Ends declares.
“We accept admission to Arthur Bavaria students! Let’s end today’s meeting here!”
* * *
The day after the entrance ceremony.
Arthur looked at the notice that had flown into the mansion.
[The full-scale class lecture selection will be in a week. It takes place in the main building. Freely choose various experiential activities to adapt to school for the remaining period […]
Arthur folded the half-read notice and put it down on the desk.
“hmm···. What am I missing?”
The reason he went to school was to prove his qualifications as the heir to the ducal family.
It’s not like I’m wasting my time on a friendly exchange like this.
‘Suddenly, time has come. What are we going to do for a week?’
The best option was, of course, to gather a new lineage.
Although he had gathered five bloods, looking at it calmly, the balance was quite broken.
As a simple example, the efficiency of the Frakil lineage ability and Taken’s lineage ability fell when used together.
‘Both of them are on the body strengthening side, but Mr. Frakil’s lineage ability is eaten by Mr. Taken’s lineage ability… .’
The biggest advantage of Bayern’s blood is that it can perfectly balance the offense and offense.
There was no need to rot that advantage, so Arthur decided to leave in search of a new lineage.
Fortunately, there was one useful lineage that could be obtained at this point around here.
‘One of Arcane’s satellite villages. Boris village.’
In that village of Boris, there was a murderer with a bloodline that he remembered was quite peculiar.
He was a killer who could deal with natural disasters that normal humans could not feel or touch.
‘If you can get it, it’s the best option for now. At this point where I can’t handle sword skills, I’ll fill in the lack of strength…’
Having made his decision, Arthur prepared immediately.
In fact, there was nothing to prepare for.
Boris village was located an hour away by Arcane train.
Under the premise of finding the murderer quickly, it was a distance that could be traveled in a day.
The next day came, and Arthur bought a ticket at the box office.
“I will do the math.”
The station attendant takes the money and hands over the ticket.
Arthur accepted the ticket and waited for the train.
In the meantime, the sound of the train, one of Arcane’s symbols, filled the station.
I always feel it, but it was amazing how this huge chunk of scrap metal ran.
‘I’ve heard that it moves using a mana engine device… How much magic am I pouring into it?’
It was time to peek at the train stopped on the other side with my thoughts.
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Now Undine, who is too big to sit on his shoulder, grabs Arthur’s hand.
[Arthur, Arthur! Look over there!]
“huh? excuse me?”
[yes! It’s Genie, Genie!]
Arthur’s eyes widen at Undine’s words.
I saw a really familiar backside in the direction Undine pointed.
“oh···. Is it real?”
[yes! How about going and saying hello?]
[It’s good to go together! Traveling with someone I know is fun.]
Arthur stroked his chin.
I didn’t know that the trip was enjoyable, but I was curious.
‘What reward did Mr. Genie receive? And why did he accept the request?’
It’s just a feeling, but a person named Genie had a very strong desire to survive.
In the case of a person like this, he wouldn’t do anything dangerous, so I wondered why he was working as a mercenary and accepted the request.
Arthur, who was worried, eventually moved on without holding back.
Carrying a luggage bag, Ginny, who was in a state of fascination, flinched.
“Sylph? Why are you kidding me like that? Why is that madman here… .”
“Are you crazy?”
“Genie, do you know the madman?”
Genie’s thick hair trembled.
When I saw it with my eyes, it was where the ear was located.
Arthur smiled softly at the unexpected reaction.
“Yes, this is Dunn.”
“Why are you here… .”
“Since you came to the station, you must have come to catch the train, right?”
Ginny turns her head.
The slightly raised eyebrows were very unnatural.
“hahahaha! Such a coincidence… It overlaps. You are not going to Boris Village, are you?”
“Huh? I’m going to Boris Village.”
“Are you also going to Boris Village, Mr. Ginny?”
Ginny’s expression hardened rapidly.
Then he bit his lip and muttered abruptly.
“Oh sorry. It’s the style of swearing when I’m in a good mood.”
Arthur exclaimed at Ginny’s apology.
“It’s a strange habit, Mr. Ginny.”
“Yes? however···. Why are you here?”
“You must have come because you saw someone you know, right? hmm···. So, how about joining us?”
“The destinations overlapped, and there were things I was curious about, Mr. Genie. You know, train travel is pretty boring.”
Ginny’s eyebrows trembled.
However, Arthur, who could not catch the trembling, quietly waited for Genie’s answer.
The moment the silence was about to grow, Ginny managed to open her mouth to answer.
“… If the tickets are different, you cannot sit together.”
“Where are you?”
“That B-21 seat.”
“uh. I’m in the B-22 seat.”
“We were destined to meet anyway, are we?”
Ginny was in tears.
Arthur asks, startled.
“Oh, Mr. Ginny? Why are you crying all of a sudden…?”
“It’s so nice to meet Dunn-nim again.”
“… Do you like meeting me that much?”
At the cautious question, Ginny smiled instead of answering.
‘Would you like it! You madman!’
In the meantime, Arthur also put a smile on his lips.
‘I didn’t know that Ginny would love me this much. but···. I even saved his life back then.’
The sound of the train echoed with the thought.
The train heading to Boris Village had arrived.
Arthur, who looked away, was about to say something to Ginny as soon as he boarded the train.
Over Genie’s shoulder.
An unexpected face comes into view.
Arthur muttered in surprise as he grabbed the sword wrapped around his waist with an exclamation.
“That person… Why are you here?”