The Great Mage Returns after 4000 Years – Chapter 65 – Trowman Rings (10)
Editors: Ana_Banana, Yahiko
(TL: Somehow, between the website and the discord, you guys managed to tie between wanting transliteration and translation…which makes it my choice again. So I will just leave it to whichever I feel sounds better. If this turns out to be the choice you didn’t pick, then my apologies.)
The last executive to be taught by Frey was Gisellan.
Frey looked at him and spoke.
“Honor Gisellan, you are a 5 star Wizard.”
5 stars wasn’t bad.
However, it wasn’t good either.
There were many scattered problems, but above all, there were a few major flaws.
“Did you know that that’s your limit?”
“I’m fully aware of that.”
Frey looked at Gisellan who nodded calmly.
There was no way for Frey to avoid that.
The reason for this was more attributed to missing the best timing instead of a lack of talent.
Frey noticed that Gisellan had begun studying magic at a fairly late age.
While this might not seem like a big deal at first glance, this was, in fact, very detrimental.
‘I don’t know if I should give him an elixir.’
If he was given a suitable elixir, then the impurities in his body could be cleared away, and his mana sensitivity would increase explosively.
However, this was a problem that needed thorough consideration.
It was not very efficient for Gisellan to take an elixir.
To maximize effects, it would be better if it was given to Fianne or Beniang instead.
After thinking about it for a moment, Frey handed something to Gisellan.
It was Kungunil’s Dagger.
When he saw the dagger, Gisellan’s expression became filled with surprise.
“This…looks like an amazing dagger…”
“It is a relic from the Age of Light. It has two runes, Blink and Return, engraved on it and the dagger itself is quite sharp. If you use it well, then it would prove to be quite helpful.”
“But why would you give such an item to a Wizard like me…”
“How many years have you been using daggers?”
A look of surprise flashed through Gisellan’s eyes.
“…how did you know?”
“Your physique is not innate. Your muscles are still taut… I don’t think you’ve missed even one day of training.”
Gisellan smiled bitterly.
“I practice every morning. If I miss even a single day, I begin to feel uneasy. As Rounder Frey knows, I was once a mercenary. I probably did that for more than ten years.”
“Ten years. With that much experience in the mercenary world, you can be considered a veteran…did you start learning magic during that time?”
“Little by little as time went by. I only truly focused on learning after I turned thirty.”
There was no need for him to lie about that.
It was a shame.
If Gisellan had begun learning in earnest at a younger age, then he would have reached a higher level by now.
Of course, it was still quite amazing that he had been able to reach 5 stars.
This was something that was impossible without backbreaking hard work and determination.
“I think you’d be better off as a Magic Swordsman.”
“A Magic Swordsman…”
“At only 5 stars, it would be impossible for you to win in an overwhelming manner during the friendly competition. But if we make use of your physical ability, it would be an entirely different story.”
Frey looked at the dagger in Gisellan’s hand.
“That dagger requires a tremendous amount of skill to use, but if you are able to make it your own, it would be incredibly helpful.”
“…I’m not confident I can do that.”
It was the same smile that Frey had given to Beniang and Fianne, and it gave Gisellan goosebumps.
“You will be.”
* * *
That was how long it took for Frey to be completely accepted into the Trowman Rings.
It wasn’t just acceptance.
There was no longer any circle member who dared to complain about Frey’s position as Circle Rounder.
Instead, most of them were even proud to have Frey as the Rounder of the Trowman Rings.
“A total of five people will be participating in this friendly competition. With the exception of Honors Gisellan and Fianne, I will need to pick the other three members.”
Frey looked around at the gathered circle members as he said these words.
“Of course, I will thoroughly select the participants by order of skill, and they will be given a reward.”
After saying this, he pulled out a few items from his bag which greatly shocked the circle members.
“Surely these benefits…”
“That’s right. I’m going to award these artifacts to the participants.”
The circle members were in an uproar.
At the same time, their faces were filled with enthusiasm.
This was natural.
Artifacts were so precious that few medium and small sized circles had any of them, and the few artifacts they had were in the hands of their circle executives.
That was why these ordinary circle members were shocked to learn that just by becoming a participant, they would be given these items that they couldn’t get even if they were willing to risk their lives.
This was an opportunity that they might never get again!
Becoming an executive would no longer be just a dream if they were able to grasp this chance and make steady progress.
Frey smiled as he watched the circled members become filled with excitement.
Fianne, who was standing at the side, could only watch with a tired expression on his face.
“He’s very good at dealing with people. It was almost at the point where the circle members were becoming complacent, but now, he has lit a fire in them at the best time.”
“What’s more, we might be able to fill the empty executive positions. In fact, there were a few talented members who stood out after receiving Rounder Frey’s advice. If they are refined a bit more, they would be good candidates for Force Honor.”
“He’s the perfect Rounder for the circle members.”
Fianne looked at Frey with fearful eyes.
“But he is merciless.”
Beniang had the same expression on her face.
They had managed to successfully remove her mana room, but it was impossible to get rid of a habit developed over so many years in such a short time.
Of course, Frey noticed this immediately, which meant that she had to experience a new type of hell.
Gisellan let out a dry laugh.
“Rounder Frey is a great teacher.”
“The way he teaches depends on the personality of the person he’s teaching. Strict to some, gentle to others. He knows what approach to use to help every person the most.”
“Huh…so you think the strict teaching he gives to Master Beniang and I is the most effective method?”
“Don’t delude yourself when you know the truth.”
Fianne, who was about to say more, closed his mouth immediately.
This was because he could not deny the fact that his skills were rapidly improving because of Frey’s teachings.
“By the way, isn’t today the day that Honor Eizek returns?”
“Now that you mention it, it should be around this time.”
“Do you think he will accept Rounder Frey?”
“It’s hard to say, but we will know soon enough.”
At that moment, Beniang, who had been quietly listening at the side, smiled.
“It’s scary that you just brought it up. I think Honor Eizek is here. Hmm. He even brought someone who is usually hard to meet.”
After a while, two people appeared in the distance.
One was a man in his thirties, and the other was a woman with a stern expression on her face.
When they came near, the man bowed toward Beniang.
“Master Beniang, I’m back from my mission.”
“Good work, Honor Eizek. Was everything all right?”
“Of course. More importantly, how is the situation with the circle?”
“There was a crisis, but it has been resolved now.”
Then Eizek’s gaze turned to Frey, who was standing in the empty lot, surrounded by circle members.
Frey was in the middle of teaching the circle members.
Eizek became confused.
It didn’t seem like this person was a guest.
“…who is that man?”
“Huh? Isn’t that Frey?”
The woman behind Eizek finally spoke.
“It seems Adelia knows Rounder Frey already.”
“Of course I do. I was the one who told the Master about him. No, wait a minute. Rounder…Rounder?”
Adelia, who was tilting her head in confusion, suddenly shouted in surprise.
“Frey is the Rounder?!”
(Note: I recently found the need to point something out after having a conversation with one of the readers. They made mention of my use of both ‘relic’ and ‘artifact’. The word the author uses is ‘유물’ which, among a few other things, can be used to represent both. So when I use ‘relic’ or ‘artifact’, it’s not that the author is using different words, but that I use these two words in an effort to prevent redundant or odd sounding english sentences/paragraphs.
Also minor change, ‘Azeg’ will now be ‘Eizek’…as you might have noticed.)
(TL: Gisellan is gonna be the Trowman Rings’ Yellow Flash…if you don’t get the reference, you’re too young…
Kidding…I’m kidding…don’t hurt me.)