Unknown Entity

Identity of the Black Magician

Something didn't seem right. There were so many unanswered questions running inside Professor Orphell's mind.
Was it really coincidence that the Black Magician was in Ishuella? Exactly what mission did he have for him to be here? And how was it that he was the only one able to use magic when we magicians couldn't?

Blow's explanation of what happened still did not convince Professor Orphell. Even if he did get his powers back by getting struck by the enemy's attack, then what kind of magic was used in it? And who was that falling student Shicmuon caught? If that really was the Black Magician, then there were even more unanswered questions he had.
Aside from Shicmuon, there have been no new students admitted into Helios since the Ishuella incident.

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Wait, if there were no new students admitted then it's possible that...
We got lucky today. It was a good thing the Black Magician showed up." Deon, a magician sent by the Tower like Orphell, told his partner. "But who was the one's behind it. What do you think Orphell-nim..."

"I'm not to sure, but I can be certain of one thing."

There was no doubt in Orphell's mind. Based on the recent and previous events, his theory can't be wrong.

"What's that, Orphell-nim?" Deon asked.

"It was not by mere chance that the Black Magician came to Helios nor was it coincidence that he was in Ishuella at the time when the students were teleported."

Just what was his partner getting at?

"A student... I have no doubt that the Black Magician is a student here at Helios."

"What if that's true then that would explain why he was in Ishuella and here! But how can be you certain for sure?"

The Black Magician, a student? He can already use magic. So for what reason would he be in Helios for?

"Although I don't have proof, you cannot rule out that possibility especially when it's too much coincidence for him to be here and in Ishuella." Without any doubt, Orphell knows that the Black Magician is a student in Helios. The problem is who. Shicmuon clearly knows, but I doubt he has any intention of telling us.

"But if you're right and he's a student, then how will we be able to find him?"

Helios has over 400 students to check each one will take a while especially since they're still investigating.

"Don't worry. I've narrowed it down to just the Idun."

"Idun? Wouldn't it make more sense if the Black Magician was among the Hereis?"

For a magician of his caliber, there was no way the Black Magician would be among the Idun. Or at least that's what Deon thought.

"Think back to the Ishuella incident, only the Idun, 4 Hereis, and 2 professors were teleported there. We can rule out the professors and Hereis who had already made contact with the Black Magician. That leaves out just the Idun who had been in Ishuella at the time."That was still quite a number of Iduns.

"We can also remove the Idun who were with Professor Heil. So the Black Magician should have been among the lost students in the forest. And don't forget the two other incidents as well."

"You mean with the red robed individual and the breach in Helio's barrier."

"Exactly. If we gather up the list of missing students at both incidents along with the list of lost students in Ishuella, finding the Black Magician will be easier than expected."

"What should we do if we do find him? It's not like he'll reveal himself even if we know it's him."

"As long as we keep a close eye on him while he's still in his unawaken form, we'll catch him. For now, no one else should know about this especially not Shicmuon or Officer Lispen."

They haven't even started and his partner has already got down a list of possible suspects.

"Keep a close eye on Professor Heil's class. The chances of him being among them is very high."

With that said, Orphell proceeds to the meeting room where he and Deon are heading to.

Unbeknownst to either professors, someone hidden in a corner of the hallway happened to have overheard the converstaion between the two professors.

"The Black Magician? A student? How interesting..."


Again. Once again, he got to meet his idol, the Black Magician. The majestic black figure that flew down from the heavens to save them. Linus believed it to be fate that they'd meet once again.

It'd be nice if Black Magician-nim was a student here...

Then Linus would get to spend everyday with his idol.

Linus daydreams of Blow as his classmate.

Since this is Linus's imagination, Blow has been beautified to look like a handsome guy from a girly comic.

Studying together with Blow...

Linus would pay more attention to Blow rather than the teacher if they sat next to each other in class.

Having lunch together...

Linus would be more focused on watching Blow eat than his own lunch.

Hanging out...

Just simply walking around campus with Blow would beat anything else.

"... Black Magician..."

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Upon hearing the name of the Black Magician, Linus snaps out of his daydream. He wonders who could it be that was talking about the great Black Magician. It's not surprising since he did recently save the school. Even after the whole thing, the students have been talking about him nonstop.

However it wasn't a couple of students talking about him but rather two professors instead. Linus didn't recognize either one of them so they must be new professors that were hired after the Ishuella incident. One had dark skin, dark brown hair, and green eyes. He seemed kind of handsome but no where near as much as the Black Magician. The other had a lighter complexion and light yellow brown hair. Unlike the other professor, this one looked completely ordinary and average.

"A student... I have no doubt that the Black Magician is a student here at Helios."

What did he say? The professor called Orphell just said that the Black Magician is a student. Here at Helios!

"Although I don't have proof, you cannot rule out that possibility especially when it's too much coincidence for him to be here and in Ishuella."

He has a point. Then the Black Magician really is a student here in Helios. He can't pass up this chance. If he listens even more, then he'll find out more clues about the Black Magician's identity.

"I've narrowed it down to just the Idun."

The Idun?

The Black Magician is among the Idun? As far fetched as it may sound, a clue is a clue. Although Linus finds it hard to believe that someone as great as the Black Magician is disguised among the Idun. It'd make be better if he were with the Hereis that way they'd be together the whole class time.

"Think back to the Ishuella incident, only the Idun, 4 Hereis, and 2 professors were teleported there. We can rule out the professors and Hereis who had already made contact with the Black Magician. That leaves out just the Idun who had been in Ishuella at the time."If the Black Magician really was a student, then he had to be among the students that were teleported like the professor said. And the only ones who were teleported were just him, his other three classmates, and a class of Idun. There was also the princess, but she's out of the question. One she was a Klad. And two she was a girl.

If memory serves him right, the Idun class that was teleported into Ishuella was the class that belonged to that evil professor behind the whole thing. Professor Heil, was it?

"We can also remove the Idun who were with Professor Heil. So the Black Magician should have been among the lost students in the forest. And don't forget the two other incidents as well."

"You mean with the red robed individual and the breach in Helio's barrier."

He really should thank God for giving him this opportunity to meet his idol.

"Exactly. If we gather up the list of missing students at both incidents along with the list of lost students in Ishuella, finding the Black Magician will be easier than expected."

Linus smirks at the new information he obtained while eavesdropping on the two professors' conversation.

"The Black Magician? A student? How interesting..."

He got the information he needed. Now it's time to pay a visit to Professor Heil's class.


With the most recent outbreak regarding the breach in Helios, it wasn't strange for the school to hold another meeting like that meeting after the Ishuella event.

"This is ridiculous! Just what is the school doing!" An angry noble shouted.

"If the school can't guarantee the safety of our children, then I can't have my child staying here any longer." Another noble parent shouted.

"If only the Black Magician was here, then there would be nothing to fear."

"Why doesn't the school hire the Black Magician!"

"What are the professors and magicians doing? We sent them here to protect our children."

Their concerns were nothing out of the ordinary as it was normal for a parent to be worried about the well being of their child. An unknown enemy had taken control of Helios's barrier and completely disabled the magicians of their magic. There was no situation worse than that. Luckily, there was one magician who could use their magic and save the school. The Black Magician.

"I understand your concerns in this matter. Currently, we are putting everything we have into investigating the strange abnormally. We have temporarily put classes on hold so that our magicians can freely investigate this matter under the disguise that the school had suffered some damage. And we are sending requests to Opion in regards with employing the Black Magician at Helios. As long as we are uncertain of the enemy's motive, we will take every precaution we can. Helios will do whatever it can to ensure our students' safety."

Although the school did receive some collateral damage during the aftermath, it wasn't enough to stop classes. In order to make sure not to raise suspicion from the students, they had told them that they were fixing the school when they were actually investigating every nook and cranny of the school. They even gave the students permission to go out to the town while classes were on hold.

"And of the Black Magician?"

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Everyone turned their attention to the Tower's 4th master.

"What happened to the Black Magician after he saved Helios?" The Tower's 4th master asked. Somehow his words were hiding meaning behind them as it seemed that the Tower's 4th master was more than just curious about the whereabouts of the Black Magician.

"We aren't sure after the barrier was restored and the unknown enemy left. He disappeared. We haven't been able to contact him in any way. We are still sending Opion our regards to the Ishuella incident." The school administrator answered.

"From what I heard, wasn't the Association's Shicmuon with him at the time when the Black Magician left to deal with the intruders." The Tower's 4th master shifts his gaze over to Shicmuon who stopped chasing Rood after being called to the meeting much to his displeasure. He even sent threatening death glares at the poor Professor Kan after Rood got away when the professor called out to Shicmuon.

"And?" Shicmuon said knowing the scarred man's hidden intentions.

Shicmuon wasn't sure why the Tower's 4th master was interested in the Black Magician, but he wasn't going to let some geezer get in his way.

At long last, he finally found him after searching for him, and now some old man from the Tower is after him too. He won't allow it. The Black Magician is his prey. And his alone.

The Tower's 4th master just simply stared back at Shicmuon with amusement while the Association magician glared at him ready to tear off his head.

The silence between the two made it difficult for the others to intervene.

"Enough." The school administrator intervened. "Although you may not like it, Shicmuon. He does have a point. Disregard personal feelings and focus on the task at hand. It is great importance for Helios that we have the Black Magician on our side."

If the Black Magician can protect the students, then they'll need him more than ever.

"Like I care." Shicmuon bluntly spoke out his honest feelings.

A couple of magicians almost face faulted at Shicmuon's bluntness. Although it did get rid of the tense mood from earlier, he didn't have to say it like that. There's a limit to how much a person should speak out their mind.

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