“That’s right! Normally, we Avatars don’t have traditional names besides the concept that we are. We gave ourselves names so we can distinguish ourselves from each other. Each of our names represents an individual Avatar, mostly.”
I just asked about what her name meant. Instead of the answer I was looking for, I got the whole reason behind the names of the Avatars.
Astral finally recovered after Intelligencia hit him over the head with her staff.
“Why did you do that, my lady?”
“No reason. Make sure you clean this mess up, Astral.”
“May I ask a question, Lady Intelligencia?”
“What is it?”
“You don’t plan on practicing magic in the Library, are you?”
“Where else will we be practicing?”
Intelligencia gave Astal a warm smile before smacking me over the head with her staff. I winced at the ghost's pain and Astral fell unconscious.
“Was that necessary?” I said.
“Of course not. As the Avatar of Chaos, I can’t help myself by doing random things. Come along, we’ve wasted enough time here.”
Intelligencia struck the ground with her staff. Magical letters glowed on the ground, creating a circle around us. The ground shook, knocking me on my butt. The floor we were standing on broke away from the rest of the floor and started going up. Not at the speed of an elevator, but more like a rocket ship. It was going so fast that I couldn’t stand up. Naturally, Intelligencia stood there as if the law’s gravity didn’t apply to her. It probably didn’t.
Intelligentsia spoke as if the thunderous sound wasn’t even an issue.
“Did you know? That the Library of Babel is a vast space stretching out to infinity. That applies to each room as well, where there are an infinite number of rooms.”
“Fascinating.” I yelled as I tried to stand up.
The floor stopped in mid-air and my face slammed into the ground. Luckily, there was no blood, but it hurt a lot.
Ignoring me, Intelligencia stepped off of the platform.
“We’re here!” I followed her.
She led me to a hexagonal room with a door on one wall, a shelf of survival necessities on another wall, and bookshelves lined up the other four walls. A glass ceiling lets in the light from the Chaos Dimension in. It’s not appealing like natural light back on Earth, it constantly shifts from color to color and different hues. It’s giving me a major headache.
A long, brown table sat in the middle of the room, and a bed sat in the corner. Intellegencenia sat at the end of the table and I sat next to her.
A book magically appeared from the table, and Intelligencia picked it up.
“Tell me Norah, what do you know about magic?”
“Nothing much. Until recently, I just thought magic was from books and television.”
“That couldn’t be the furthest from the truth. Magic is very much real. It was just hidden in human society.”
“Are you serious? You’re telling me that there’s a Hogwarts out there?”
“Hogwarts is just a fictional school. But there were schools where mages went to learn about magecraft. But with the extinction of humanity… you get the picture.”
Yeah, I got the picture alright. Humanity was wiped out in a matter of seconds and the Earth continues to spinas if humans never existed. Every culture, every language, even the concept of religion, is gone. Hell, even I lost my humanity. Every time I think about it, it makes me depressed.
Ignoring my emotional state of being, Intelligencia continues. “Do not fret Norah, for the Library of Babel holds every information there is and ever was. Naturally, we have every magic tome in existence, so it won’t interfere with your training.”
“That’s not what I was upset about?” Did my face give what I was feeling away?
“I am very much aware of what upsets you. As my Apostle, I have access to all of your thoughts and memories.”
“Huh? I thought I was Angelus’s Apostle or whatever.”
“I am Angelus. Technically, it’ll be correct to say that Angelus is me. Angelus came to being via the concept of fusion between me and billions of other Chaos Avatars.”
I have no idea what she is saying., but I just nod my head in agreement. Intelligencia rolls her eyes.
“Fusion is joining two or more things into a single entity. Think of cooking, when you combine food from two cultures together, for example: Burrito Sushi.”
“Oh. Yeah, I understand it now.”
“Back on topic, while you were in a coma, Angelus had surgically placed countless Magic Circuits in your body.”
“What the hell are Magic Circuits?”
“It’s a rare part of the nervous system that allows mages to be mages. It converts life force energy or aura into magical energy, also called mana.” Intelligencia said.
“Magic circuits can also absorb the mana in the atmosphere into the body without killing you. The terminology for that is Mana Poisoning.”
“Wait a minute, I have never heard of this Mana Circuits. Something like that you can’t hide from the world.”
“That’s because it’s not a part of the physical body, but the soul. A normal human cannot see them with their naked eye. Only with the usage of Magitek can a person see the Magic Circuits.”
That makes sense why I never heard of them. I’m pretty sure the magic society went to great lengths to keep themselves hidden from civilization. Which makes little sense if you sit and think about it.
Why on Earth would the hidden society, which is clearly stronger than normal society, hide in the shadows? Shouldn’t they be the ones to call the shots?
With the tangent aside, I began my training as a sorceress.