• andrea16 posted an update 1 year, 9 months ago

    Gede has mastered all the Belt Filter Press courses and in less than a month he is already better than his brother who has been here for a year He was especially keen to learn illusions as if he knew them naturally and only waited for others to remind him The master is a kind and cheerful old man with inexhaustible happiness and wit and the techniques he teaches also contain the beauty of skill So before long Gede was not afraid of him and often asked him this and that and the master always smiled and taught him what Gede wanted to learn One day because Ge De wanted Jia Sipo to make a fool of himself he asked the master in the “Shape-like Courtyard” “Master these spells you taught are very similar one pass is all pass But often as soon as Shi Hao’s strength relaxes the illusion disappears “Now for example I turn a pebble into a diamond” Gerd said twitching his wrist saying a spell and a diamond came out But how do I keep it looking like a diamond How to lock the magic of change and make the diamond last The master looked at the sparkling diamond in Gede’s hand which was as bright as a dragon’s hidden treasure The old master read a word “Tuo” and the diamond in Gede’s hand immediately turned into a rough gray pebble and the diamond disappeared The master took the pebble and held it In Mantra this rock is called Tuo Teacher Fu Wenwen looked at Gede and said “It is a small stone made by Rouke Island and it is also a handful of dry soil on which human beings can live” But it is itself a part of heaven and earth Through the transformation of illusions you can make Tuo look like a diamond or a flower a fly an eye a flame The little rock changed its shape again and again according to the old master’s name and finally turned back into a rock But these are only’similar in shape ‘ The illusion fools the senses of the viewer It is the illusion that makes the viewer’see hear and feel ‘as if the thing has changed but the illusion does not change the substance itself If you want to turn this rock into a diamond you must change its real name But my child after doing that even if it only changes this tiny part between heaven and earth it also changes heaven and earth To change there is a way to change indeed there is no mistake that is the ability to change the master that skill will be learned sooner or later after you have made the necessary preparations However if you don’t know what good or bad results will follow after the change even if it’s just the same object a small pebble or a small grain of sand don’t change it The universe is balanced and in a state of “unity and balance” The wizard’s ability to transform or summon can shake the balance of heaven and earth and that power is dangerous very dangerous Therefore we must act according to knowledge and we must act according to need When a candle is lit it casts a dark shadow The old master looked at the pebble again You see a rock itself is a good thing “If all the islands of Earthsea were made of diamonds we would have a hard time” he said becoming less serious Son for the illusion just enjoy it and let the rock be the rock He smiled but not satisfied No matter who asks the mage closely and wants to find out the secret of magic the mage will go away and talk about balance danger darkness and so on just like Ogien However if any wizard has gone beyond these illusions and reached the real magic of summoning and transformation he must have enough power to balance heaven and earth at will according to his own best state and use his own light to drive the darkness back He met Jia Siyou at the corner Since Gerd’s work had begun to be widely praised throughout the college Jasper seemed to speak to Gerd more kindly and politely but also more derisively “You look unhappy Sparrowhawk” he said “Is it because the magic spell has failed” Gerd as usual this time also very much hopes to be able to stand on the footing of care and so on with Jia Sipo So he answered the question without paying attention to the taunt “I am tired of changing spells and these illusory tricks which are only suitable for the lords of Centipede who live idly in castles and territories” The only real magic that Rook Island has taught me is to create false light and a little weather magic The rest is just bluff stuff “Even a bluff is dangerous in the hands of a fool”
    “Jia Sipo said” When Gerd heard this as if he had been slapped in the face he immediately stepped forward to Jia Sipo But the older boy smiled as if what he had just said was not meant to be insulting nodded stiffly and gracefully and went away Ge De stood where he was looking at Jia Sipo’s back and his heart was filled with anger His hairstyle must surpass his opponent not only in illusion but also in strength He wanted to prove himself and humiliate Jasper; he wasn’t going to let that guy stand there and look down on him with grace and contempt and resentment Gerd had no possible reason why Paul Jasper might resent him He only knew why he resented Jasper Since entering the Academy the other apprentices soon found that they could rarely be Gede’s opponents whether in sports or active learning So when they talked about Gede they either praised or encouraged him The brothers all said “Gede is a born wizard and will never be defeated by you” Jia Sipo was the only one who neither praised Gede nor avoided him He smiled slightly and his expression really looked down on Gede Since Jia Sipo was the only one against him he had to make Jia Sipo look bad Gerd clings to this opposing view and cultivates it as a matter of personal self-respect One thing he did not understand or would not understand was that in this opposition lurked the dangers and darkness that the master had gently warned of When Gede was not driven by pure anger he knew very well that he was far from being a match for Jia Siji or other brothers so he buried himself in his work and studied as usual At the end of summer work is slightly reduced and there is more time for exercise The brothers held magic boat races in the harbor held magic feasts in the courtyard of Hongxuan Hall or played hide-and-seek in the woods during the long dusk When playing hide-and-seek both sides are invisible only to hear each other’s voices and laughter moving through the trees and they chase or dodge each other following the illusionary false light that is on and off When autumn comes everyone goes back to work and practices new magic