"This is awful.... Who would dare to do something like this!?"
Lorna, a classmate of mine who is a white mage, shouted with tears in her eyes.
While the rest of the kids showed their anger with grimaces on their lips, Lucius kept very calm.
No, it would be more accurate to say that he knew how to control his anger very well. Although he had only spent about two weeks with his classmates, Lucius had grown to love them.
Wanting to hurt them was something that could not be forgiven.
"Chisha, do you have a minute?"
"Hm? What's up?"
Lucious turned to one of his classmates, a halfling boy of the dwarven race named Chisha. He was even smaller than Lucius himself, but the two of them got along quite well nonetheless.
"I want to find the culprits, will you help me?"
The moment I asked that question, Chisha smiles like a naughty child and laughs while saying "Yes".
"What do you want me to do?"
"I'm sure the culprit left some traces behind, so I want you to use your magic to find them."
"In that case, leave it to me!"
Chisha extends his hand over the deserted classroom and casts a spell.
"Activate - Analysis Magic!"
A bluish-white light surrounds the whole place. This is a type of high level magic that can analyze objects within the caster's range. It was originally intended to be used on hand-wielded objects, and cannot be used on a wide area like this.
But Chisha has an unparalleled talent for analytical magic, and can use it to cover an entire classroom. Originally, halflings used their dexterous hands and light bodies as weapons, but Chisha had no such talents.
Instead, the little boy received the gift of analytic magic.
Chisha, a rare talent, but despised by his magic-averse halfling brethren, left his homeland and came to the Kingdom in search of a place he could call home.
"Just as I expected from Chisha, you have a powerful talent, but you also have a great handle on magic."
"Oh, stop it, Lucius. I wouldn't have made it this far if you hadn't trained me."
Lucius teaches magic to his classmates after school. This is the reason why Class Z's magic skills are improving rapidly.
At first, Chisha's magic could only cover a desk, but after two weeks, he's now able to perform something like this. After the magic materialized, traces of the intruder appeared at the crime scene.
"Oh, there's a hair on the floor. Also, there are shoe prints... These are the shoes of a student in the same grade. Haha, he even left his fingerprints. What a lovely turn of events."
"...Chisha, I'm glad we're not enemies."
Once Lucius found what he needed to carry out his mission, he was going to head to the culprit's location as soon as Chisha gave him the perpetrator's description.
"Chisha, why don't you come with me?"
"Um, I don't like situations that involve trouble... But, if Lucius goes, everything will be fine, right?"
He smiled again and they bumped fists after those words.
"Okay, I'll accompany you."
Three people stop in front of Lucius and Chisha after hearing the conversation they were having.
"So you're going to raise a ruckus, huh? Then count us in!"
The one who spoke those words was Barn, who loves skirmishes. Behind him were his friends, Dokata and Merel.
The three of them were known as "The Three Idiots" by their classmates.
"I'm really mad about this situation!"
"So am I! Let's get going!"
The mighty Dokata and the swift Merel could no longer hold back their anger at the people who sullied their place of learning. They had no intention of letting those people get away with it.
Lucius, seeing their attitude, smiled with joy.
"Alright, let's show them the power of Class Z!"
And with that, the determined Class Z students headed towards the culprits.