24 Rank 1 Mage

Souta finished choosing the spellbooks. He picked the spell that's suitable for him.

After they had finished selecting their own spellbooks, the silver-haired girl chose a random spellbook. She wasn't as active as the others. More accurately, she does not show emotion.

"Okay, now that you've chosen your own spellbooks it's time to measure your body for the uniform," Bargan said. He turned his head and added, "Don't worry you don't have to pay anything."

The group walked out of the room as they followed Bargan.

"Hello, since we're all in the mage course, I hope I got along with everyone," said by a young man dressed simply in a white shirt and black pants. His hair is short and spiky, and some strands have fallen on his brow. His eyes were pitch-black, and his build was average, neither too thin nor too bulky.

"I will start with myself. I'm Bryan Dagruel, I hope we get along." The boy introduced himself as Bryan Dagruel.

"I'm Joshua, I've been living here in Ladros city ever since I was born."

"I'm George, it's really my dream to enter the Institute."

The other two introduced themselves. George was a beast folk specifically, a rabbit person. Joshua has dark brown skin and he was also not a human. He was a wood elf.

The continent was home to a wide variety of elves. The high elf, the wood elf, the sea elf, the mountain elf, the dark elf, and so on. They were very good at controlling their mana and had a large mana pool.

Souta then turned his head to the silver-haired girl. He saw that she was staying silent. He sighed and opened his mouth, "I'm Souta, I just arrived here in the city last week."

Then, the silver-haired girl opened her mouth and said, "I'm Alice."

"That's good, I hope we all get along," Bryan said with a smile.

"We're here!" Bargan's voice sounded.

The group arrived in front of the two rooms. One for the girls and one for the boys.

"You can go inside and someone will help you there. You'll get your uniform next week and start attending class," Bargan told them.

Souta, Bryan, and the rest nodded and went inside the room designated for boys. While Alice went to the room beside it. It was the room for the girls.

In the room, they could choose whether the uniform could enhance their mana or a defensive uniform.

Souta has chosen the one that could enhance his mana.

After half an hour, all of them finished measuring their size. They come back in a week to get their uniform and start their class.

"Okay, you can go now don't forget to come back next week," Bargan said to them.

"Yes, sir Bargan," Bryan said enthusiastically.

Souta, Alice, and the others just nodded their heads.

"All right," Bargan said as he walked away.

Bryan looked at them and asked, "Do you want to eat something? We can use this chance for us to get to know each other."

"I have another plan for today," Alice said before she turned around and left.

"Sorry, I also have something to do," Souta said with a wry smile to Bryan.

"I understand..." Bryan nodded and looked at the other two. "How about the two of you?"

George and Joshua looked at each other before they nodded at Bryan.

"That's good," Bryan said with a broad smile.


Before coming back to the inn, Souta didn't forget to buy Yuko the food and fruits that she likes so much.

He gave the fruit and meat to Yuko before he went to his room.

He closed the door and took out the three spell books he got from the Institute.

"All right, I'll start," he said as he opened the spellbooks and heard system prompts inside his head.


[Do you want to learn the Agility Boost spell for 2 skill points? Yes/No?]

[Do you want to learn Strength Boost spell for 2 skill points? Yes/No?]

[Do you want to learn Mud Slide spell for 2 skill points? Yes/No?]

'Yes.' He said mentally and used six skill points for learning the three spells.


[You've learned Agility Boost!]

[You've learned Strength Boost!]

[You've learned Mud Slide!]

The knowledge about the three spells was poured into his head. About the structure and composition of each spell.

Others would need to read and study the book's content before they could understand its spell structure. They couldn't cast the spell because they didn't understand the spell structure. They still need to visualize it before casting it.

But Souta was different, just using skill points he would understand all the content of the book and even cast it without a problem. But getting skill points was hard. Apart from leveling up, he could only get it from the quest he received. In the latest version of the game, the level cap there was level 80 and it means that a player only gets 80 skill points from leveling up.

Soon, another system prompt popped in his head.

[You've reached the requirements for Mage Class!]

[Do you want to become a Mage? Yes/No?]

'Yes.' Souta said without hesitation.


[Processing information...]

[Getting the class Mage...]


[You've successfully become a Mage!]

[Strength, Agility, Dexterity, and Vitality attributes have increased by 10 points!]

[Intelligence attributes have increased by 20 points!]

[Mana pool increased by 50!]

[Magical damage increased by 100%]

[Magical resistance increased by 100%]

[Mana recovery increased by 10!]

Souta sighed as he read through all of the system prompts. His magical damage had increased significantly. Previously, his spells could not harm the examiner, but now he was confident that he could.

However, this was not the only advantage of getting a class. There's also the Mage class's skill tree. He would be able to access its skill tree if he became a Mage.


[Please choose your attribute!]







[Choose one of the elements and you would be able to use its skill tree!]

Souta didn't hesitate and selected the [Darkness].

[You've unlocked the Darkness Element Skill Tree!]

A skill tree appeared in front of his vision. Various spells were still locked but he would be able to unlock it with enough skill points.

Looking at this familiar skill tree, a smile appeared on his face.

He could see a single spell from the lowest part of the screen.

It was the [Shadow Bind] spell. Above it were three more spells that were still dark. The requirements to unlock it was leveling the [Shadow Bind] to level 5 spell.

[Shadow Bind] was a spell that could restrain and slow down his target. It uses the target's shadow to bind them.

He tapped the [Shadow Bind] spell and a prompt appeared.


[Do you want to learn Shadow Bind spell for 2 skill points? Yes/No?]



[You've learned the Shadow Bind spell!]

He once again tapped the [Shadow Bind] spell.

[Do you want to level up Shadow Bind spell for 2 skill points? Yes/No?]

Leveling up a skill to level 2 needs 2 skill points and leveling it up to 3 needs 3 skill points. That was the pattern of leveling up a Tier 1 spell.

He used all of his skill points to level up the [Shadow Bind] spell to level 5 and unlocked the three spells above it. Unfortunately, he doesn't have any skill points to learn it.

Ever since he came here, he earned a total of 31 skill points. He used 8 for his first three spells and one skill. Last week he used 1 skill point for learning Nurman Language. Lastly, today he used the remaining skill points to learn four spells and leveling one spell to five.

He earned most of his skill points in leveling up and the quest to conquer the dungeon. Rank F and E quest in the Adventurers Guild could give him more exp than the quest in conquering the dungeon but it doesn't give him skill points.

Although the exp rewards for conquering a dungeon were 100, the skill point reward is better. If he was conquering a low-level dungeon. If it was about conquering a mid-level dungeon, the reward would be greater. The minimum reward was 5,000 exp, plus skill points and free attribute points. After all, low-level dungeon bosses were just regular monsters in mid-level dungeons.

Souta shook his head, knowing that once he became a Rank D adventurer, this thing would be no problem for him. At least one skill point is included in the reward. It's better than nothing.

He checked his stats.

Name: Souta Ieshi

Race: High End Goblin

Level: 17

Class: Rank 1 Mage - Darkness

Health: 246/246

Stamina: 148/148

Mana: 260/260

Strength: 138 (128+10)[+]

Agility: 104 (99+5)[+]

Dexterity: 91 (86+5)[+]

Intelligence: 105 (95+10)[+]

Vitality: 103 (88+15)[+]

Free attribute point(s): 13

Skill(s): [Dash], [Stab], [Sword Mastery], [Mana Manipulation], [Blessing of the Great]

Spell(s): [Fireball], [Ice Shot], [Light Heal], [Agility Boost], [Strength Boost], [Mud Slide], [Shadow Bind]

Trait(s): [Extraordinary Body]

Equipment skill(s): [Harvester of the Soul. Soul collected: 162/600]

Skill point(s): 0

He was satisfied with the improvement of his status.

He was a Rank 1 Mage. He would be able to rank up by learning 3 spells of his specialty and upgrading one spell to level 10. Once he ranked up, his stats would increase once again.

Every class has 3 ranks and promotion to rank 3 was a requirement to upgrade a class to a higher class.

Well, he doesn't need to worry about this for now. The institute gave him another one week so he would use this time to complete some quest.

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