Chapter 164 Rank Up!
[ "Status" ]
Name: Zero Elea
Rank: C -
Strength: C -
Mana: B -
- - > Skill:
[ Rank SS: Parallel Memory ]
A skill that enables the user to get memories of their alternative self from another world.
Side Effect: The user may sometimes be overwhelmed by the emotion and personality of the alternative self.
- - > Art:
[ LVL 3: Shadow Style proficiency: Proficient ]
Art that enables the user to use the sword as if the sword is a shadow. The sword slash will be faster and stronger than a normal swing. After mastering the Shadow Style, the user will be able to move and attack using the shadow.
[ LVL 9: Cryomancy: Proficient ]
Magic Art is said to have been made by the strongest Ice mage in history after fighting the Ice dragon. The user will be able to use ice magic to freeze the enemy to death. The Ice related skill will be twice effective and the user will gain tolerance to Cold. After mastering the Cryomancy, the user may be able to freeze the world.
[LVL 6: Dual Art: Practitioner]
A unique Art created by Zero. The Art combines two Art into one. The power and effect depend on the Art that has been combined.
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My stamina and speed have increased to Rank-C from Rank-C -. As for the mastery of the Art, I guess it would need time before they advance to Expert proficiency. There is even a possibility that I may have to wait years before I can reach the Expert proficiency level.
Leveling up the mastery level after the Proficient level was quite difficult. It was much more difficult than all the previously hard work combined.
One week passed by in a blink of an eye and I had also broken through to Rank-C -. With my talent, I would have needed to wait for one month or more if I had to naturally break through.
Luckily with the mana herb that I obtained from the Gate, it was possible to rank up quickly.
Among the humans, I might be the person who had to reach Rank-C fastest from Rank-F. In less than one year, I had broken through from Rank-F to Rank-C -. A feat that might be difficult to break by anyone.
Though someone was faster than me in reaching Rank-C as a first-year student, Hiro had already reached Rank-C one week before I had managed to do so.
I guess he is a protagonist for a reason. Even with my intervention and all the changes that are happening around, one thing that has not changed is the monstrous growth of MC Hiro Ernest.
I predicted that he might be able to beat his novel self and rank up earlier but I didn't expect that he could do so.
I thought that maybe I would be able to surpass his rank but turns out that even with all the resources available to me, MC was still faster than me.
Now that Hiro is in Rank-C -, I guess winning the tournament would be much easier. I might not even have to show my power at all in the tournament.
Though I would at least need to show some of my power. I need to beat Omar Noel, the son of Titan Storm Guildmaster.
The sin of the father must be carried by the son. Even if he was not involved in that conspiracy, I needed to teach them a lesson which I am planning to start by first beating his son whom he is so proud of.
Do you think I am doing a despicable thing Of course not! From the novel, I know what type of person Omar Noel is.
Ruthless! Evil! And murdering thousands of innocents. Though it all happens in the future after he joins a dark guild.
But he is not a nice guy that I have to show mercy upon, not to mention it is totally fine to do so since it is all the tournament is about.
Even if I did not have hostile intentions, I was obligated to fight Omar Noel. More so since he is said to be the strongest person in the whole tournament.
He is the biggest antagonist of the tournament arc in the novel. Though I doubt he will pose any danger to me.
If Ace Academy wants to win the tournament then they will need to deal with Omar Noel.
In the novel, neither Lisanna nor Hiro could hold their candle against him. Since Hiro in the novel is just Rank-D during the tournament, he gets pretty beaten up by Omar.
Lisanna was just one sub rank below Omar but Omar was both superior with his skill and experience, not to mention even one sub rank was enough to create a huge gap between the two.
She could not beat Omar Noel either.
Anyway, Hiro might be able to handle Omar. At least he will not get beaten up like in the novel or so I hope. There is nothing I could do even if he gets beaten up.
I don't think Omar could easily beat Hiro who is in Rank-C though Arcane Academy might come up with a plan to defeat Hiro who is in Rank-C -. The fact that Hiro achieved Rank-C was no secret.
It was unprecedented to have a person in Rank-C - despite the age being 15. With Hiro's growth rate surpassing his previous self, the world has once again realized that Hiro Ernest is one of the most talented humans alive.
The news of Hiro breaking through has caused another storm, right after the news about Professor Mia breaking the record for the youngest Rank-S.
People were still digesting the fact that an unparalleled genius had been born when another member of Ace Academy broke the record for being the fastest to reach Rank-C -.
The news reporter was flocking to the campus like anything. Almost all the news companies seemed to have sent their journalists to interview Hiro as well as Professor Mia.
It got so terrible that Ace Academy had to prevent everyone from coming inside the campus. They had made a system where they were allowed to talk to Hiro for 5 minutes. They had to leave after that whether they were satisfied or not.
There was a huge debate carried on in the human community about who was more talented; Ice Enchantress Mia Frostine or Rising Dragon Hiro Ernest.
Both have been setting records that were not seen in human history.
Professor Mia, in her early school days, was not as talented or at least comparable to Hiro, but after graduation, her growth rate accelerated, and at the age of 20 she achieved Rank-A.
Now she has shown her talent by reaching Rank-S at age 25, breaking the record for the youngest person to become Rank-S.
Whereas Hiro has an insane growth rate in the early days of his high school. He has set a record for being Rank-E during Entrance Exam, became one of the fastest to reach Rank-D, and finally broke the record of being Rank-C in the first year.
This all goes to show how much potential Hiro has. With his growth rate, it was possible to break Professor Mia's record in the future but that was all just assumptions.
In reality as Rank and age increases, the speed at which the human rank up will be drastically slowed. The golden period or the most growth that a person has is between the ages of 15 and 20, after that, it will be slowed down and one might not expect a breakthrough for years.
Professor Mia was a different case since her speed seemed to have increased rather than decreased after graduation. But the same can't be said for Hiro.
Anyway, they have to wait for at least 5 years to truly know who is better. If Hiro breaks through Rank-A before age 20, then he might be able to surpass Professor Mia, though even that would not be 100%.
After all, some people would have insane growth at an early stage only to have their growth stagnate when they are older. Though with my Parallel memory, I know that with System help, Hiro would be able to reach the pinnacle of human rank.
There is no way that his growth will be halted. He is going to become stronger and stronger. Though I also don't know whether his growth would surpass that of Professor Mia.
Anyway, it is good news for humanity to have two geniuses. The stronger they were, the more help they could provide down the road when humans are in peril.
The already famous Ace Academy was even more famous with the emergence of these two people. Many people were closely paying attention to what Ace Academy was doing.
The other schools would become more wary of Ace Academy. As the number one academy, it goes without saying that many schools are keeping their eyes on us especially since the tournament will be starting.
But with the news of Hiro breaking through, they might be more cautious of Ace Academy than ever. It is likely that they have already gathered information on the participants of Ace Academy.
It is safe to say that most schools would probably have an idea of how strong Ace Academy participants are. And they might have come up with various plans to defeat us before the tournament.
However, to defeat Ace Academy, they must deal with me.
I wonder whether they could handle me or not if they worked together. If I use my Dark Energy, I could exterminate all of them in one move.
Obviously, I would not. I decided to keep this skill under wraps unless it concerns my survival. I would never show something that would send thousands of humans hunting me down.
Though I don't think I would need to do so just to deal with some weaklings.
"Let's see how you all entertain this Overlord!"-