The Book Eating Magician - chapter-213
Meltor was a kingdom which was always prepared for war, so the gathering
of their troops was 10 times faster and more secretive than that of other
There was also a major difference between the regular army and magicians.
Meltor utilized the dimensional pockets, so they didn’t require a
separate supply unit. Additionally, the magicians themselves were the
source of their combat power, so they weren’t burdened with equipment.
This was why they could show a mobility which went beyond common sense.
Exactly three days after the meeting…
All the troops were gathered at Port Ribenda, an eastern coastal city in
the Meltor Kingdom.
On a night when civilian access to the coast was controlled, the
expedition unit which totaled nearly 1,000 people were waiting for their
commander. Among them, the unit which contained the most people was the
“The kingdom’s 1st Magic Corps’ 800 people! Commander is Viscount
Carter!” Blundell’s loud voice cried out as 800 soldiers saluted. It
was a perfect example of military discipline.
Meltor’s Magic Corps…
They weren’t magicians but magic soldiers. They achieved up to the 3rd
Circle using magic reagents and learned a few attack magic spells and
secondary magic. They were nothing compared to one aura user, but six or
seven of them could defeat one aura user. The magic soldiers had haste
magic and the firepower of Fireball, which was comparable to the
firepower of archers. 800 magic soldiers were equal to 5,000 regular
“I, Bors Carter, will honor the name of my family and the royal
family.” The commander was also excellent. As a veteran of the last war
and someone who was still active as a 6th Circle magician, Carter had
been appointed as the commander of the Magic Corps. Carter guarded the
monster area in the West Forest, so his commanding abilities were
Blundell’s voice called out for the next unit, “36-man White Tower
Mobile Unit! Commander is White Tower Master Orta!”
Orta was standing before 36 white-robed magicians with his usual mask.
Perhaps it was because they were both tower masters, but Orta politely
bowed and returned to his original position. Thanks to Theodore, they
didn’t need to travel in the balloons. However, the magic support of
the white tower could shorten the schedule.
They were a unit which focused on mobility rather than combat power. It
would be good if even one of them had the power of the White Tower
Master. However, Meltor’s true combat troops were somewhere else.
“63 war mages of the Red Tower! The commander will also be White Tower
Master Orta! The deputy is Red Tower Prime, Vince Haidel!”
This was a formidable mass of power. There were fluctuations from the 64
war mages as they responded to the call. If they worked together, they
could defeat a master. Just a simple fire from them could burn down a
“I, Prime Vince Haidel, will do my best as a member of the red tower to
support the White Tower Master.”
Vince had the influence of the ancient language magic system, so the
vibrations of magic power coming from his body were intense compared to
those of the others. Additionally, the fact that he was appointed as the
deputy not long after becoming a Prime was proof of his competency.
Up to this point, there were 800 magic soldiers, 100 senior magicians,
and a group of four people, including Theodore.
“Finally, the four members of Quattro! Their commander is Theodore
Miller! In accordance with His Majesty’s edict, Theodore Miller is
given the right to act alone!”
Individual combat rights… Even though Theodore had the right to lead
10,000 men, it was different when he was a master magician. He was
literally a one-man army. So, in order to exert his full force, it was
necessary for him to move separately.
Theodore knew this meaning and bowed respectfully. “I, Prime Theodore
Miller, will do my job as captain of Quattro.”
Blundell looked dissatisfied when he saw Sylvia near Theodore, but then
he faced the soldiers who were lined up. They were truly the elites of
Meltor. His voice was like a light in the darkness as he ordered them to
depart, “All troops! Board the ships in accordance with the specified
The first one to move was the commander of the Magic Corps, Bors Carter.
“We will move! Observe carefully and board the assigned ships by
“1st Platoon, follow my flag!”
“2nd Platoon! Move behind the 1st Platoon!”
The sight of 800 soldiers moving in an organized manner was spectacular.
The soldiers who had gathered on the white sand disappeared into the
ships without any problems. It was like a group of people suddenly
disappearing into the night.
Theodore watched the scene before looking back at his teammates. There
were understandable nerves present on the faces of two people, while the
“Huh?” As she responded to his call with a cranky expression, there
was something suspicious about the look on Paragranum’s face.
“Did something good happen? Why are you so happy?”
“Oh, you can tell?”
“Yes. What is it?”
“Umm… I’ll tell you later.”
Para meant when they were alone, which led Sylvia to stare at her from
behind Theodore. However, grimoires didn’t have a lot of interest in
human relationships, so Paragranum hummed while ignoring Sylvia. Theodore
looked between the two of them with a bitter smile and figured out the
reason behind Para’s look.
‘It seems like her research has gone well.’
That was the only reason why Paragranum would express such emotions.
Lloyd Pollan had been used as an experimental material, so he might not
even be ‘human’ anymore.
Theodore cleared his head and looked at the person approaching him. It
was the beauty with blue hair, Aquilo the sea dragon. The dragon had come
to the port out of boredom. She naturally slipped her arm around
Theodore’s and whispered into his ear, “Boy, do you remember what I
“Of course. I can’t forget it.”
He had accepted her blood, but Theodore had the senses of a human and
didn’t instinctively know how to use the dragon’s power.
Therefore, he had learned the trick from Aquilo on the way from Mana-vil
to Ribenda. There was a limit to the involuntary manifestation of power.
He needed to consciously manipulate the power in order to counter the
currents against the fleet.
Fortunately, Theodore was successful in his efforts. His widespread
dominance over the sea had reached a level where he could somehow control
the flow of the currents. The fact that he was keeping the moisture
around his body at a pleasant state was proof of this.
“Well, this is just the basics. There should be no problems if you
don’t encounter a typhoon.”
“Is that so?”
Aquilo nodded before saying goodbye in a low voice, “Then Boy, have a
good trip. We will meet again, so you better not die in a place that I
“…What a bloody goodbye.”
“It is an ordinary saying for dragons.”
He really had no idea if it was a joke or not as Aquilo left without a
backward glance. How many people had a dragon said goodbye to after
living for thousands of years? Perhaps this coldness was the result of
Theodore watched her leave for a while before acting.
He used Levitation. It was a basic magic which allowed him to float in
the air, but when combined with directional wind magic, it became
possible to fly at low speeds. His red robe flapped as he rose from the
sand toward Quattro’s ship.
Theodore’s ship was at the head of the fleet. It was a position for a
major figure in the fleet, but the situation was different this time.
This was a sea where the south wind blew extensively. If Theodore
didn’t open up the sea before him, this fleet might be pushed back to
the sand instead of moving forward. As the wind blew with enough force to
break the sails, the people’s gazes naturally focused on Theodore.
‘Hoo… Let’s try it like I practiced.’
If he failed here, the disruption would be huge. It would take a week to
change the route of entry from Port Ribenda to land. Then the Soldun
Kingdom would fall into the hands of Lairon and Andras.
Theodore was carrying a heavy responsibility. His eyes flashed as he
gazed at the horizon. The color of the horizon was similar to Aquilo’s
fluorescent color. As he faced the flow of water, Theodore dared to use
the dragon language which wasn’t originally allowed for humans.
「море, Откройте путь (Sea, open the way)!」
He could only use Dragon Words three times a day, but there was no better
way to add power. Theodore’s voice wasn’t loud, but his words pierced
through the wild winds. Dragon Words, a language which dominated nature,
transcended the laws of physics.
Then it happened after that. Suddenly, the wind blowing from the south to
the north subsided and started to move in the opposite direction. The
rough sea currents calmed down, and the waves moved toward the south.
The soldiers knew magic, and they couldn’t help letting out
exclamations of surprise.
“T-This…? Is that Theodore’s magic?”
“No, this is ridiculous… Even weather magic can’t change the
“T-The sea! The sea is reversing!”
It was just like the soldier shouted. The sea was reversing. The south
wind changed into the north wind, and the waves were moving in the
The winds inflated the sails of the fleet with a force so strong it
seemed like the anchors would be pulled out of the seabed. It was a
miracle where the enemy became a friend, and the adverse conditions were
When they realized the opportunity, the commanders raised their voices.
“Depart! Raise the anchors!”
“Helmsman! Don’t miss this no matter what!”
The voices of White Tower Master Orta and Viscount Carter entered
Theodore’s ears. Despite the feeling of defeating the impossible, he
couldn’t help feeling anxious about the future. The cumulonimbus
thunderstorm on the distant horizon seemed to add to this anxiety.
His senses had become much sharper after Mitra’s flowering, so they
didn’t let relax his guard.
‘Maybe this trip won’t go smoothly.’
The Lairon Kingdom and the Andras Empire, both were enemies of Meltor. If
they prepared for war after the truce, the damage wouldn’t be small. It
was obvious that their power would be aimed at Meltor. This civil war was
a fight to see who could gain a better advantage in preparation for that
Theodore looked ahead and saw the future. The horizon before him was
shrouded in dark clouds and lightning.