I who got fired from the S class adventure party worked as a support, want to have a slow life by becoming an alchemist - Chapter 24
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- I who got fired from the S class adventure party worked as a support, want to have a slow life by becoming an alchemist
- Chapter 24 - The Alchemist's Test, Practical Skills – First part
“A powerful opponent. …… Miss Frederica. The alchemist exam is not a competitive exam. It’s only a matter of demonstrating individual skill.”
Slay told Frederika to chide the rivalry.
But Frederica didn’t easily agree with what Slay said and bit back.
”Even so, you’ll be staying in Loonside for a year if you’re accepted, right? Not trying to be a competitor.”
“Well, sure. But I’m not trying to make a name for myself over anyone else or anything like that. Of course, I’d like to pass the test, though.”
“You’re being modest. …… I wonder if that’s in deference to where Slay came from.”
“It’s not without its aspects. Well, having said that, I’m not entirely without the desire to be better than others, which makes me happy to get a perfect score.”
Frederica paused for a beat and continued.
“I’m going to assume that you, the other person who passed with perfect scores, is my rival for the practical test. It’s nice to meet you.”
(Doesn’t sound good. …… Just doesn’t sound like a bad young lady. Isn’t it good to be disrespectful?)
Slay was inwardly puzzled by Frederica’s open rivalry, but she forced herself to smile and tell Frederica.
“I understand. I’m going to consider Lady Frederica as a rival. Good to see you too.”
After the lunch break, the sixty students who had passed the written test were gathered in a large room.
Four tables were arranged at equal intervals in the middle of the room.
From Slay’s point of view, a copper block that looked reasonably heavy was placed on the leftmost table, and Albert was standing beside it.
”I will now begin explaining the alchemist’s exam, the practical skills section.”
It appeared that Albert would continue to be the examiner.
Albert lifted a lump of copper with his white-gloved hand.
“Ten kilograms of copper. This will be transformed into a kilogram of silver and we will balance it. If you are successful, take it and move to the second desk.”
“On the second desk, you will take one kilogram of silver and transform it into one hundred grams of gold. Upon successful completion of this transformation, you will be considered a C-grade transformer and you will pass the practical test.”
Creating gold from copper and silver of low metal grades. It was the origin of alchemy, as the name “Alchemy” suggests.
In fact, as Albert said, metamorphosis requires a lot of copper and silver, so it couldn’t create wealth through it, but it could be said to be a practical skill suitable for the alchemist’s test.
“If you can do further metamorphosis, turn 100 grams of gold into 10 grams of platinum and white gold on the third desk. At the fourth desk, you can turn ten grams of platinum into one gram of spirit silver mithril at the fourth desk.”
Albert added at the end.
”Certified D-ranked with silver metamorphosis. Gold metamorphosis and certified C-rank. Platinum Metamorphosis grants a B rank. Spirit Silver Mithril Metamorphosis gives an A-grade certification. …… Any questions?”
The certification of rank by metamorphosis was information that the candidate knew in advance, and Albert’s explanation was a reaffirmation of that information.
In order to call yourself an alchemist, the bottom line was that you needed to be able to use a metamorphosis technique with a rank of C or higher that allowed for gold metamorphosis.
The practical test is conducted in the order of the examination number.
There is a waiting time, perhaps because there are several staff members watching one by one. Some of the candidates who have a little too much time on their hands are having a whispered conversation.
“It’s not just a matter of time before you get to know them. Hey, can you metamorphose platinum?”
“I can’t. What about you?”
“Impossible. Isn’t it just a matter of whether or not there are ten people among these candidates? As for the Spirit Silver Mithril, I’m sure it was prepared exclusively for Frederica.”
They were the three noblemen as usual. One of them, who had said he was just barely able to pass the written test, had also passed.
From the content of their conversations, they all seem to be equivalent to C-rank certified users of the Transformation Technique.
”…… What about that commoner who got a perfect score? Damn, if he does a platinum-platinum metamorphosis, our faces will be destroyed.”
A nobleman who passed the written exam just in time muttered to himself. As I recall, I remember Albert reading out 70 points and giving me a gut punch.
At that point, there would already be no face and no shit. And I’m still looking down on the commoners in a natural way.
So I said I can hear you. …… Well, I don’t really care. This way you can see that Frederica treated me pretty decently.
Slay crossed his arms as he watched the exam in the distance.
Most of them had completed the exam with a gold metamorphosis. Some of them may have been too nervous to show their abilities, or it may have been a rush, and although they succeeded in the silver metamorphosis, they failed the gold metamorphosis and ended up failing the D-rank certification.
And the 43rd. It was the turn of the blonde drill duchess, Frederica.
The few candidates who had been chatting became quiet as a stone and all eyes gathered on her at once.
”Transformation Technique. Bronze──White Silver”
Frederica touched it and chanted, and the 10-kilogram piece of copper transformed into a silver block.
She placed the metamorphosed silver on a balance on the desk and found that it was balanced.
Frederica moved to the second desk and placed a kilogram of silver on the desk.
”Transformation Technique. White Silver──Gold”
The silver nugget morphed into gold, confirming its balance in the same way.
At this point, Frederica’s alchemist’s test had been passed. But it wouldn’t be the end of it.
She picked up the 100 grams of gold and went to the third desk.
…… You’re looking pretty good. It’s a sleek and beautiful technique. There’s no doubt that Frederica has had a lot of training.
As far as the chanting motions go, she is an undeniable genius, and with a reasonable amount of effort.
Slay described Frederica as such.
”Transformation Technique. Gold – Platinum ”
On the third desk, Frederica’s platinum metamorphosis was successful.
This earned her a B grade. Frederica then picked up the 10 grams of platinum and moved to the fourth desk.
A thud arose from the surrounding area.
Frederica did not immediately metamorphose.
In front of the 10 grams of platinum on the fourth desk, she took a deep breath with a nervous face.
And from the look of Frederica, she might not have reached the point where she was convinced that she would definitely succeed.
If she succeeds, she will be certified as an A-ranked alchemist, which will show her ability equivalent to an advanced alchemist. There would be many employees of the Alchemy Association who had not yet reached this realm.
Eventually, in the room where the throbbing had ceased and it was silent, Frederica finally reached out her hand and began to chant the Transformation Technique.
”Transformation Technique. White Gold Platinum – Spirit Silver Mithril’
The platinum-platinum was then transformed into a spirit silver mithril the size of a coin.
With trembling hands, Frederica placed the metamorphosed spirit silver mithril on a scale on her desk. Then the balance shows a balance of one gram.
”…… number 43 Frederica, you are certified as an A-ranked student and you are deemed to have passed the practical test.”
When Albert quietly announced that, there was a groan and loud applause from the people around him, even more so than when he announced that he had passed the full score.