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 25
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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 25 - The Alchemist's Test, Practical Skills – Last part
Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse
”It’s amazing that you can metamorphose into a spirit silver mithril!”
The applause and praise for Frederica didn’t seem to stop, even in the middle of the exam.
Frederica seemed to be amused by this. Maybe she doesn’t want any special treatment in a place like this where fairness is required.
“…… Everyone. We’re in the middle of a practical exam. We should be quiet.”
While closing her eyes, Frederica tasted the examinee praising herself, but she could see that she was blushing. Apparently, it’s not that the praise isn’t gratifying.
It’s a good thing that you’re able to get a good idea of the manners during the exam, but considering that it’s the accomplishment of a superior person, a duchess, it might be considered rude or tactless to harm the lingering effects. Slay also gave a small applause to match everyone else’s until Frederica stopped him.
Albert, the examiner, was expressionless and seemed to be waiting for the applause and praise to stop.
“…… So now Frederica has done the written and practical exams perfectly. She’s really putting in the effort.”
She is a hardworking woman who is both talented and well-honed. And even at the time of first contact, she showed little of the high-handedness that is typical of nobles. At least when it wasn’t a public occasion, She didn’t think there was any need to act like a braggart.
Slay, who did not have a good impression of the senior nobles, changed his mind. It’s a good thing that she is not the only one who has been in contact with noblemen above the Earl, but those countless cases were not good.
There were some aristocratic acquaintances such as Henry, but he was the third son of a baronial family that was not that wealthy. Although he was born into a family that was famous for its magic, it seems that the family was unable to accumulate enough money to pay for school fees and so on, and he was raised well because of that, but he was rather a common man and thought in a rather common way.
“Did she say she was Lord Northfield’s fourth daughter? …… I’m sure she had some hardships I can’t even imagine.”
Despite these thoughts, Slay was watching the resumed candidate’s practical skills in a daze, so he didn’t notice the look Frederica had once sent him.
Number 82, Slay. Step forward.
Albert read out the exam numbers and names. As Slay stood in front of the first desk, he felt the eyes of many of them. Although not as much as in Frederica’s time, the passing of the written test with perfect scores by a commoner must have been of some interest.
“──Master. In this kind of situation, is it okay to ask for your help?”
Initially, Slay had planned to finish the exam with the minimum amount of practical skills after finishing the gold metamorphosis. The certification was an added bonus, and passing or failing was only a matter of whether or not he could perform the gold metamorphosis.
However, one hesitation had arisen in Slay when he saw Frederica, a talented person who had passed the written exam with full marks and declared each other rivals.
“Now ……, number 82. Begin.”
Albert declared, and Slay held up his hand towards the first piece of copper on the desk.
“Transformation Technique. Bronze – White Silver ”
Slay began chanting with a quick motion, and the ten-kilogram copper nugget transformed into a one-kilogram silver nugget.
After placing the 1-kilogram silver lump on the balance and checking the balance, he moved to the second desk with the silver lump in his hand.
”Transformation Technique. White Silver──Gold”
A kilogram of silver on the second desk transforms into a hundred grams of gold. And in the same way, the balance of the scale was confirmed.
At the point of this successful metamorphosis of gold, Slay’s alchemist examination was decided.
The others around him weren’t particularly surprised at that point. They must have been expecting him to be able to go as far as the gold transformation. They were watching to see how far Slay would go in the future.
As for Slay, there was no problem in declaring the end here. The rank certification was like an added bonus that he was doing in conjunction with the exam.
However, Slay grabbed the 100 grams of gold that he had finished metamorphosing and moved to the third desk.
”Oh …… no way, platinum-platinum can go too?”
It’s more importantly, he’s …… fast-paced and his …… movements are too much.”
Slay’s chanting was more fluent and faster than anyone else in this place.
His speed surpassed Frederica’s pace, who had successfully completed the Spirit Silver Mithril Transformation and finished her A-rank certification.
”Transformation Technique. Gold – Platinum.”
At the third desk, Slay metamorphosed ten grams of platinum and placed it on the balance.
It was definitely balanced. After confirming this, Slay picked up the platinum and went to the last desk.
”He …… did it. Metamorphosis B. Only five people have achieved it.”
”If that guy metamorphosed into a Spirit Silver Mithril on the last desk ……, that guy would be treated as the top passer?”
“Don’t be silly. Lady Frederica, of course.”
“Even at ……, if that guy’s pace is more like …… conditions, doesn’t it matter how fast he completed it?”
“That’s ridiculous. There’s a glitch that gives you an advantage in the later stages.”
Slay, who had a good ear, even heard noises that were better left unheard.
Looking back at Frederica for a moment, she watched Slay’s metamorphosis with a nervous look on her face.
“So far, so long ago. ─ ─ If we can say this much more against a fair rival”
Slay’s hand stopped as he closed his eyes.
Then, when his expression dropped, he placed the 10 grams of platinum on the desk and raised his hand without effort.
”──Number 82. Is it over?”
In response to Albert’s question, Slay informed him that he had given up the Spirit Silver Mithril Transformation.
”…… Number 82 Slay, with the B-rank certification, you will be deemed to have passed the practical test.”
After Albert’s declaration, there is a simultaneous groan against Slay’s practical skills.
”You scared the hell out of me ……. You couldn’t do a spirit silver mithril, could you?”
“But it’s rated B. …… That chanting speed and that chanting speed means he’s not as good as Lady Frederica, but he’s good at it.”
”…… That guy could really have been made into a spirit silver mithril, couldn’t he?”
“…… No way. I don’t think so. That look on your face was like realizing he couldn’t do it.”
Slay bowed to Albert and took a deep breath.
Then, in the midst of returning to his original position, he met his gaze with Frederica.
Frederica didn’t admire him, but she had a cold look in her eyes that could be taken as a look of disdain while remaining silent.
It was obvious to Slay that she was both angry and disappointed.