In this chapter, we learn that the young master has lost his mother, his family, and all of his land. The villagers have told him that they can do better outside, and that they would be better off if they left. The young master wonders if he can use his newfound knowledge to help the villagers. He also learns that he can become a research fellow, which would allow him to use magic to help people. He is amazed that the old woman can use her magic without the use of a wand, and she is still a "monster like always" . He tells her that she is like this because she is too lenient with her son. She asks if he did something the day before, and he replies that he did not. She tells him that if he catches her eye again, she will kill him. He says that he is going to make the young man ready to fight in a year. She says that it is fine to lose people, since they do not consider them enemies.