A Returner's Magic Should Be Special

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Ch. 43
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next part member ayeee
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Those bread were important dammit!! And why the hell didn't you become suspicious of him?
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Stupid as fuck, no one even asked from where that info came from. Idiocy.
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The bread is no joke. Food is never a joke.

I've literally seen random people gathering together, chasing and lynching an armed thief after he stole someone's hot dog. People usually ignore it, but as it was the poor guy's hot dog...

Last edited 5 mo ago by RandomDoge.

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@Ibri not just a random guy knowing when and where, but a random commoner who just happened to beat the most powerful magic swordsmen of his age group twice. That's shady as hell and the only source of background anyone in charge has is one professor, Bridgette, that taught him the basics of magic. There are a ton of questions about this whole operation, especially for a society that views the caste system as more important than actual abilities. It's not just the "what he's saying", but also "who he is" that is important. Even if Joad and Freljord aren't bias someone along the chain of command would have to be, otherwise there wouldn't be the blatant and rampant discrimination that we have been shown so far.
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@ma_ko it isn't about believing that there might be an attack he knows enough that likely either there is something or that he is trying to create a diversion from something else. The problem is not somewhat trusting his information it is trusting him. From the perspective of people who don't know about time travel there are three options I can think of for how he got that info:

a) he just somehow overheard a secret plot, seems unlikely and he could have just told them if it was that.

b)he is connected to an organization with a good intelligence network. Not an official agency or they could give the info through official channels, so something secret. A secret organization that sends a group of young adults to transmit it and request to take part in the defense and to be let in the room of the item that is supposed to get stolen and they were let in that is rather trusting. And after the guy reveals his purpose was to play a game of chess with the leader of the tower. That isn't just some random student there is a plot there but what? Just establish contact? Couldn't his organization do it some other way? If it is supposed to be a discrete contact they did it in an awfully attention grabbing way, if attention grabbing was the point why did they want to grab attention? And he could have other purposes in his meeting, maybe the goal was a suicide attack against the tower leader, maybe the game is just a ruse and he just needed to get into their headquarters for some reason. Point is if there is some secret org behind him they revealed and handled it this way for some reason and they have no idea what that reason is.

c) Probably the one most think of first: He is directly connected to the criminal org that is attacking. Maybe he is a member who got an attack of conscious? If so that is good but you want to question him, the police will want to question him for more information and if he is connected he probably has committed crimes before that would also be of interest. Or (before the attack) he is connected and still works for them and getting him in there is part of some plot. Or (after the attack) he still works for them and the meeting with the tower master is part of some plot.

Basically we have some random guy who won't reveal how they know about the plans of a criminal organization so is likely connected to something shady or at least secret and the way he deliberately wanted to be involved in the defense (note that he only told them when there was little time left making it more likely they would need his help) and now wants access to a very important person indicates he is planning something. Just a tad suspicious.

But agree with the two that are saying that it might be better for the author to leave it a plot hole because it might be beyond the authors skill to handle it well.

Last edited 5 mo ago by Ibri.

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Never mess with a man's bread.
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@warriorg Indeed. I fully expect this simply won't be addressed by the story at all. It's not like it would bother me that much because, like you said, I also recognise the author's limits and thus my expectations aren't unrealistic. Although that being said, especially in a world of magic it wouldn't be so super difficult to come up with a more or less plausible explanation.

It's actually quite funny that refusing the gold and instead asking for a hard to understand reward makes him more suspicious. It truly makes it seem like he's following a bigger plan, and thus the whole attack was nothing but a small part of that plan.
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I agree that this is worth nothing, @Kaarme. However, I'm not sure our author can handle writing the intrigue well, so I'm happy to have a plot hole than a poorly addressed plot element (like the reason the magic swordsmen are powerful). It's worth noting that he knew the plans, thwarted them and took nothing other than his commission.
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@ma_ko
That's not the problem. The problem is he knew beforehand the exact plans of a terrorist/criminal organisation. Of course initially the higher-ups would be unlikely to believe, but when it all happens exactly as revealed, it raises the question of how he could know it all. How could he have learned those obviously secret plans? Does he have ties to the criminals? If Desir was working for some intelligence agency, it wouldn't be strange, although in such a case the tower would have been informed through more official routes. But when the correct info comes from a random student, anyone with half a brain would begin to wonder how he could have ever learned it all. They would suspect that maybe he, in fact, was a part of it from the beginning, like he's also a member of the criminal organisation, but there's some infighting going on.

It's not like they would ever imagine he's a bloody time traveller and thus knows everything.
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Time for some more 4D chess!
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But guys, Bread is love!
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He was still talking about the bread!
As expected of man with style, he hold on to his joke to very end. ?

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Well yeah I guess also not accepting the gold is a smart thing to do, might not sound much to the people giving it but it might incriminate Desir and the gang.
I mean, how would they know that place going to be attacked in the first place.
Can't exactly say "I have seen the future" no?

Last edited 5 mo ago by ABCsOfLife.

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I wish he flirted with the teacher. Like, what do I want instead of 120 gold coins? You. ??
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keuk
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@AMetroid Look back at chapter 1:



(edit: cropped image)

Last edited 5 mo ago by anepbj.

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Havron is a magic academy, so he probably won't meet the paladin and the king/warrior from the first chapter any time soon, the princess looking girl was never identified afaik, Joad is the 7th tier magician the fought the dragon before he went back in time
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Thanks for the keuks
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So, the author is just going to pass over the explanation of how everyone didn't bother questioning him about how he knew about the attack and simple sucked his dik because plot? Wow, that's some lazy writing, man.

Also, keuk.
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@Monceber

Sorry I'm kind of dumb I thought he was asking about something else. Anyways, he knew the attack will take place and the name of the gem + he could also tell them some facts about the tower offscreen. For me, if I was them, it would be enough to believe him.

Last edited 5 mo ago by ma_ko.

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