The Protagonists Are Murdered by Me - Chapter 188
[On the 11th, the first ‘Magic Lecture’ will be held at the ‘Taeguk Hotel’ in Korea.]
[Magic, a study which can be learned by anyone from elementary school students to experts, is that really true?]
After realizing that the teaching materials Yoo Seodam gave her were extremely easy to understand, Yekaterina broadened the recruitment for the first magic lecture even more. Aside from the original level of college students and above, she also tried to admit young children in their early teens to the lecture. As a result, many people expressed doubts because those kids were only ordinary elementary school students who had just started to learn Hangul or addition and multiplication.
And when the day of the long-awaited lecture finally arrived,
Yekaterina stood gracefully in the middle of the stage inside the ‘Royal Hall’ of the Taegeuk Hotel, which is normally used to hold events such as orchestras and musicals.
The room capacity was 50,000 people. In other words, there were 50,000 students present in front of her. Although there were no blackboards here, because the room was not a classroom in the first place, Yekaterina was fine with it as she didn’t need them for her first lecture. Though, replacing the blackboard was a digital tablet installed in every audience’s desk.
Doing such a thing truly needs a lot of money, but she could still pull it off since numerous electronics companies flocked towards her with sponsorship deals when she said it was going to be used in the very first magic lecture. So in reality, Yekaterina did not spend a single penny on this.
“Nice to meet you everyone, my name is Yekaterina, a magician and the CEO of Another League.”
Loud round of applause exploded as Yekaterina introduced herself. However, it didn’t last long as everyone started to open their ears wide to what she had to say.
“I want magic to naturally melt into Earth’s society. We want everyone, from the young kids to elderly to be able to learn and use it easily. Some criticized our dream as a pie in the sky. They said that magic was the privilege of the upper class, and they secretly blocked me.”
Most of those present nodded as they knew that the identity of ‘they’ that was mentioned by Yekaterina was Avon and her Morian Guild.
“But I did not give up. And finally, after a very long process, I was able to create something like this.”
Saying so, she moved to the centre of the stage.
“It is Guild Master Yoo Seodam who gave me everything to make this occasion possible.”
Soon after, a curtain behind Yekaterina rose up and Yoo Seodam appeared from behind.
Dressed in a neat suit, he gave a quite intelligent look, completely different from his usual style. It was the result of spending a lot of money to change his hairstyle.
“Nice to meet you. My name is Yoo Seodam. I am from Another League.”
Although there was a mixture of worries and tensions boiling inside, Yoo Seodam did a splendid job of not letting those expressions show on his face. After all, he didn’t want it to ruin Yekaterina’s long-awaited event.
“It is highly likely that all of you in this room have very little knowledge about magic. Even if we disclose our knowledge through the internet and media, there is a limit to what we can deliver through video.”
He slowly looked around the crowd. The 50,000 in front of him were the chosen ones among nearly 7 billion people around the world. And, those chosen ones were currently listening to his words.
A certain overwhelming feeling soared within his heart.
“Some of you sitting here might have won dozens of certificates, or even got a Ph.D. under your belt. However, to teach magic to you… I will have to see you at the level of an elementary school student.”
Of course, no one seemed to be uncomfortable even after hearing Yoo Seodam’s statement. When learning an unfamiliar field, degrees weren’t something relevant, it was only natural to start from the very basics.
However, they did not understand the true meaning behind Yoo Seodam’s words.
He was really aiming for a strange phenomenon where elementary school students would learn magic faster than doctors and experts.
“Well then, first of all.” Yoo Seodam stretched out his hand.
Truth to be told, Yoo Seodam’s magic knowledge was only at the level of a middle school student. But that limited knowledge was more than enough to explain magic to the people in this place.
In addition, with the knowledge from Aracelli’s textbook, it becomes even easier.
Blue sphere materialized on top of Yoo Seodam’s palm. Then he grinned at the audience.
“Let me explain to you about the source of mana.”
* * *
The lecture was short. No, it was only the audience who said that it was short. Because from Yekaterina and my perspective, it was quite long. Even longer than normal since the whole lecture spanned around 4 hours.
During that time, 3,000 people out of the 50,000 people awakened their ‘mana’. In other words, there were 3,000 normal people who had awakened their ‘powers’ in just 4 hours!
In addition, the number of children among those 3,000 reached 1,800, which made me realize once again just how limitless the possibilities of magic were.
And after the lecture ended, Yekaterina approached the 1,800 children and threw a tempting candy by saying, ‘You deserve to enter a magic school that only special children can attend, not an ordinary school.’
Not all 1,800 children would be able to attend the school due to various factors such as social, geographic, and political reasons, but even if only 10% of those children remained, Yekaterina could finally achieve her dream of making an ‘academy’.
And, the location of the very first magic academy was in the Floating Garden of Spirits. It was a building made of white crystals which stood under the sky decorated by a shining star which shone all year around.
A lot of people had already visited the Floating Garden of Spirits. There is a sandwich shop, a fried chicken shop that everyone knew of just by hearing the name, and a lot of cafes and places to enjoy leisure activity inside.
It was only possible because the size of the Floating Garden of Spirits was quite large; it was about the size of a city. And because Yekaterina thought that Another League alone wouldn’t be able to utilize all the free space, she decided to open it to the public
“Hello everyone. This is YTuber Hwayong. Today, I came here to answer the question of what Another League’s hideout truly looks like……”
In addition, when a famous person known as a blunt reviewer Ytuber visited, the interest in Floating Garden of Spirits exploded even more. Now everyone knows about it.
That Another League Guild was something special!
Meanwhile, Yoo Seodam—the man who stood in the centre of a hurricane called Another League—was currently sitting still in his office while scrutinizing a drawing which was shown on a floating hologram screen in front of him.
“What a terrible drawing…”
When Ye Sa-hye said that, Ha Sunyoung nodded her head in agreement.
“So, like.. Uh.. it was painted by those guys from another world who came to Earth?”
“That’s right. For now, I am investigating to see if there’s a similar phenomenon anywhere else, but I think, this is the first time.”
In the picture Seol Jungyeon sent to them, the words ‘The End ’and ‘Empty’ were expressed. It was simple to understand the meaning as it wasn’t written but painted in forms of pictures. In other words, whoever painted it was trying to communicate with people on Earth. But once they realized that it was impossible to do so, they opted to leave a picture instead.
“Isn’t it more surprising that they had some intelligence? That’s terrifying.”
Taylor shuddered as she said so. Contrary to how she looked and acted, she couldn’t even look at the monitor properly because she hated disgusting things.
Yoo Seodam stared intently towards the hologram screen without paying any attention towards the other.
It was something he knew very well; a phenomenon which happened once a protagonist finally completes all the stories and reaches the [Epilogue]. In fact, in the past, he’d been visiting those places a few times.
However, what confused him was,
‘Why did you come to Earth and tell us about ‘The End’?’
Were they asking for Earthlings to take their world as it was already destroyed? It would have been better if that was really the case, but no matter how hard Yoo Seodam thought about it, he was sure that it wasn’t the case because they were also running away from their original world.
As all the women behind him started talking about something else, Yoo Seodam spoke into the air.
“Twin light. Show us something else.”
Then, a light spirit appeared out of nowhere and replaced the grim picture with a happy content which announced the success of the Another League and the rise of their stock price. However, even with such news, Yoo Seodam’s mood did not improve much.
‘I’ll have to visit at least one world soon…’
With that in mind, Yoo Seodam said to the system.
‘Show me the list of recommended quests from last time.’
『When I Woke Up In Another World, I Became The Teacher of The World’s Strongest Saints, But I’m Only An Incompetent Commoner? So, I’ll Make A Harem Filled With The World’s Strongest Saint』
#Harem #Growth #Munchkin
For some reason, the client showed only one request. From what Yoo Seodam remembered, there were originally a total of three quests, and since he had cleared one of them, there supposed to be 2 quests left.
‘Where’s the other one?’
<The world has been destroyed not too long ago.>
‘WHAT!?’ Yoo Seodam’s expression hardened as he heard those words.
Then, the system quickly followed up after hearing Yoo Seodam’s bewildered tone.
<It’s not your fault. In the first place, every world is constantly running towards destruction and I made a contract with you to stop it. What you’ve done so far is more than enough.>
It was definitely a world Yoo Seodam had never seen or been to. He only knew it by name at most. However, when he became aware that the world had been destroyed, his head kept throbbing and aching for some reason.
Then, suddenly, an alarm sounded across the room.
-Master Yoo Seodam. Someone is coming and asking to meet you.
-That… l’m sorry, we are unable to confirm his identity.
Then, behind Yoo seodam, Ye Sa-hye got mad and shouted.
“You! Were you just about to let someone in without confirming his identity? Ask him to leave now.”
-Ah, ah… that, that… He keeps saying strange things such as that he knows Master-nim’s secret…
Secret? That was absolute nonsense. But, Yoo Seodam, who became interested in the man’s identity, nodded his head.
“Bring him in.”
“Yes? Gilma-nim, why would you let such a suspicious person…”
“Originally, in a Drama, if you let such suspicious people in, things will go well. So, bring him in.”
After an awkward reply, the staff member from earlier did not contact them anymore, then began to escort the suspicious man to the waiting room.
Meanwhile, Yoo Seodam went to the waiting room in advance and sat on one of the sofas. And when the suspicious guest finally entered through the door, Yoo Seodam’s eyes twinkled.
What he saw was a very odd guy wrapped in hats and brown coat reminiscent of the Wild Wild West era. Sound of metal clashing against each other could be heard whenever he took a step and at the same time, a thick smell of gunpowder wafted from him.
Touching his wild unshaved beard, the man grinned and looked at Yoo Seodam.
“Are you the owner of this guild?”
His voice was low and sticky, reminding Yoo Seodam of someone who had phlegm. But, there was power in that deep voice.
“That’s right. And who might you be? And what do you mean when you say you know my secret?”
But instead of answering, the man pulled a cigarette from the depth of his pocket and lit it. The brand of the cigarette was something Yoo Seodam had never seen on the Earth.
“Building up a guild with technology from another world that doesn’t exist on Earth… You are writing your own story, right?”
And then the guy looked around.
Taylor and Ha Sunyoung were standing behind Yoo Seodam just in case. At first, Yoo Seodam told them that it wasn’t necessary, however they argued that they needed to do so because in case the guy was a bad guy, they could quickly intervene.
“Hey, are those girls behind you your girlfriends?”
“…don’t talk nonsense.”
“Do you know? I am not speaking in Earth language right now.”
When Yoo Seoddam was taken aback by his words, the guy grinned and revealed his yellow teeth.
“The language of the Earth is so inconvenient. In particular, your Korean is very difficult to learn compared to other languages.” The guy puffed a pungent cigarette smoke. “So, I just spoke in the language of my hometown.”
“And you understood me.”
The man rubbed a cigarette on the table and put it out.
“You, just who are you?”
That very same question was also what Yoo Seodam wanted to ask him.