Chapter 0 – Magic Test
It felt like the world was going to collapse.
Suddenly, something called a gate explodes and a dimensional rift bursts.
Because of that, North Korea will perish.
It was chaos itself.
The government gave up Jeju Island.
This is because there was a limit to clearing the monsters descending from the destroyed North Korea, the inland gates, and the dimensional cracks.
And the existence of the Awakener began to appear.
Awakeners were divided into physical strengthening abilities that fight by manifesting abilities based on a very strong body, and those with abilities that embody the power of nature such as water, fire, and wind, and the awakening took place.
They joined forces with the military and began to clear the gates and dimensional rifts in the country.
The world, which seemed to be ruined, started to find stability again, and since it was impossible to blow heavy weapons every time a monster appeared, the Awakener’s ransom went up.
Having Awoken people in each country has become an important value.
And the government conducted a one-time free magic power test for all citizens.
Along with the ringing of the bell, the number 948 appeared on the number plate at the window.
I headed for the window with anticipation and a little bit of tension.
There sat a tired male civil servant wearing dark glasses with dark circles.
I gave my ID to the official wearing glasses and sat down in a chair.
The official looked at the ID card, tapped on the keyboard, returned it and said.
“Put your hand into the machine on the right and grab the handle inside.”
This is the famous magic power measuring device.
I have seen many people in front of me waiting for over an hour to measure.
It was my first time, but I put my hand into the familiar cylindrical machine and grabbed the handle.
A faint light emanates from the machine along with a small machine sound.
You can see the gauge on the monitor screen on the left filling up.
The gauge was divided into several compartments, and the gauge filled up as if trying to fill the first one.
Just as the gauge filled up, so did my anticipation.
My heart raced.
I knew some information beforehand.
Because of that, he also knew that if he passed one square in the gauge, he would qualify as an Awakener.
Gauge seemed to fill a space, but stopped before he could barely fill it.
Did you read my sad expression?
“Park Woon-ho. See the first column of the gauge here?”
“Usually, it is common for ordinary people to be below this half. By the way, Mr. Park’s gauge is almost full. Although you are a little short of the Awakener qualifications, the possibility of awakening later is still not low. The gate side still has a lot of magic, so if you work there, it will be advantageous for awakening.”
The public servant poured out prepared words like a machine without a place.
And the familiar bell rang.
The window number changes.
I realized that this case is not special.
Hiding his regret, he got up from his seat.
The seat I was sitting in was taken by someone else.
It reminds me of a gauge that is short of one end.
I sighed at the thought of doing a little more.