Return of the 8th Class Magician – As a powerful 8th class mage, Ian Paige took countless innocent lives under the orders of Emperor Ragnar, a close friend and ruler of the Greenriver Empire.
Yet despite their closeness, Ragnar views Ian as a threat and subsequently poisons him.
Using time magic, Ian saves himself and returns 30 years to the past.
Now a young boy, Ian joins an elite order of mages to hone his abilities once again.
This time, he’ll get revenge on the emperor who betrayed him and reclaim glory as an 8th class mage!
Based on the novel “Return of The 8th Class Mage”:
1. I’ve Been Betrayed
Translated by End
“A poison that neutralised the Mana in the blood vessel,” recited the blonde, middle age Emperor ‘Ragnar Greenriver.’ He was the history’s first Emperor to have united the Continent under his rule.
“The poison’s effect last for several minutes at most. For you that is.”
He was close friend with Humanity’s first 8th Class Magician, ‘Ian Page.’ Together, the two childhood friend’s mark on the world created numerous songs, planted countless poems, and written scores of epics.
Though it was still true, till, at least today.
“Still, if I try bland some other poison…”
“Uh, for what reason…..?”
The 8th Class Magician, Ian, who had returned to his hometown to spend his remaining life in quiet solitude, spoke as he swallowed the thick blood in his mouth.
“Do you not know already?”
The Emperor’s voice was surprisingly unconcerned. Even though he had fed a deadly poison to his friend of several decades.
“Your strength, that power has been no help for the days after the Unification. In war time it may have been different, but right now, it is something that causes unease. Those words you spoke back then.”
Doubtless, it was all true.
The unfathomable power that could easily wipe out a minor nation single-handedly. That was the power of the 8th Circle Magician.
“As long as Ian Page lives as an ally to the Empire, that fact alone is enough to light the fire of rebellion. Therefore, I shall go back to my hometown and live the rest of my life in penitence. I am sure you said it in such lines.”
Fear entered the Emperor’s eyes.
Of all things, why fear? The one who had ingested poison was Ian.
“Do you know, Ian? I do not fear a rebellion. No matter what, rebellions are a work of man. This is within the scope of man’s understanding.”
“But you, what about the power you possess? Is this the work of man? Do you surely see this power as something beyond the ken of man?””
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