9-Episode 8: I don't think I can measure magic.

I'm at the Adventurers Guild.

I arrived at the Adventurer's Guild.
It looks like a facility that I've seen in games.

On the left wing is a bulletin board with a lot of requests. On the right wing is a tavern that could be used as a meeting place. There was a reception desk in the back.

'I'd like to become a new member, is this the right place?

'Uh, yes, .......'

The receptionist looked at me as if she noticed something.

'Is there a problem if I'm not a brave man?

'No, that's not the point. ....... You can become a new member if you pass the exam. But it's difficult, isn't it?'

'It's a life-threatening job. I'm aware that the exam is difficult.'

'I understand. Then can we start the exam now?'

'Thank you for talking so quickly. Please do that.'

'Then, first, the magic test. Then the practical test. Then the final exam. First is the magic power test, so please come this way.

The receptionist took me into a room in the back.
There were various devices in the room.

'Please sit here.

In front of me, there was a machine that looked like a blood pressure monitor.
I wondered if they were going to do a medical checkup.

'Please put your arm through here. It will tighten and measure your magical power.'


This seems to be a machine that measures the amount of magic power.
The amount of magic power probably means MP. If it's MP, you can check it from your status, so you already know how much it is. ...... Ah, it's not a test if you can't show it to others.

The pressure on my arm is increasing.

'What? Error ...... why?

The receptionist tilted her head.

'Let's start all over again.

And so the test was repeated.

'No! I still don't trust these new magic tools. Please move over here so I can examine you with the crystal.

The receptionist pointed to a large transparent crystal in the corner of the room. The other instruments were all movable, but this crystal seemed to be the only one that was fixed to the room.

I did as I was told and stood in front of the large transparent crystal.

'What do you want me to do?'

'Touch the crystal. We can't measure the exact value like a magic tool, but we can tell roughly by the color change.'

'I see.

I guess it's like the difference between digital and analog. Digital devices are useless if they are out of order, but analog devices can be used with some flexibility.

Touch the crystal.
There was a slight MP-sucking sensation, like when you use a skill.

The crystal, which had been transparent, slowly turned blue, then blue-violet--

'What the heck? This can't be ......'.

'Something's hot. ...... Is this okay?

'I don't know, it's not in the manual!

You're a useless employee.
I wonder if guild employees are like civil servants in another world.

Piki Piki: .......

'There's a crack in the crystal, are you sure it's okay?

'Ta,maybe....... 'The color change is continuing, so we'll wait and see until it stops.'


'It's getting louder than before. You're not going to crack it, are you?'

'There's no precedent for that!


'Hey, it's cracked ......!

'If it cracks, it means that the amount of magic power has been exceeded - the measurement limit of the crystal has been exceeded! The measurement limit of this crystal should be 100,000 MP. ...... That's amazing ......! Are you really an ordinary person ......?''

The exact MP confirmed by the status is around 210,000. This crystal is not very good. .......
I'm sure you're not the only one who has a problem with this.
Even though it's a manual, you don't want it to break. You can be a little more flexible.

I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that I've passed. I didn't think I would pass!

The receptionist says admiringly. I feel like she's looking at me differently than when we first met.

'What? It's not 10,000?

As I patted my chest, Aleria, who was observing behind me, asked the receptionist a question.

'Yes. Until the day before yesterday, 10,000 was the passing score, but it seems that it became 20,000 yesterday.

'10,000 to 20,000, so suddenly ....... It's tough even for skilled adventurers, isn't it? I'm not sure if anyone can pass it.

By the way, Aelyria's MP is about 15,000. I wonder if the average in this world is something like that.
If you think about it that way, suddenly raising it twice as high would be tough.

'Well, ......, I don't know if I should tell you this, but I received a notice from the kingdom yesterday.


'Yes. It doesn't happen often, but ...... it was my first time experiencing it too.''

Yesterday was the day I came to the other world. I'm glad that I passed the exam, but it's not so lucky.

The content of the notice is: "The Adventurer's Guild has ordered that the passing score for the magic test for new members be changed from 10,000 to 20,000. Except for Matsuzaki and Yuki. It should be implemented immediately.''

'Doesn't that mean that you've twisted the rules just for ...... Yuki alone!

'As expected, ...... this is a little bit terrible.

It was a rule change completely for the purpose of kicking me down.
Even though it's a common sense change, I feel bad that I'm the only one being discriminated against.

If I feel this way, I'll have to be on my guard for the next two exams - the practical exam and the final exam.