His strength limited by the magical crest with which he was born, Mathias, the world's most powerful sage, decides reincarnation is necessary to become the strongest of all. Upon his rebirth as a young boy, Mathias is thrilled to discover he's been born with the optimal crest for magical combat on his first try! Unfortunately, the world he's been born into has abysmally poor standards when it comes to magic, and everyone thinks he's still marked for failure! Now it's up to Mathias to prove everyone wrong…world's strongest sage-style!
The Radinia Alliance contains a device that will let Matthias track down the mastermind demon. But in order to enter the territory where the device lies, he must defeat a Rank S adventurer who might just give him a run for his money!
Matthias and his team set out for the dungeon city of Melkia, where they learn that the resident adventurers are being offered up for slaughter at the whims of the local lord. Is it incompetent leadership... or more demon influence?!
While Mattias works on the barrier around the school, he sends Lurie and Alma to deal with demons appearing around it. But when a full horde of demons appears before the barrier is complete, can the students alone hold them off?!
Matthias and his party head for the city of Folkia, only to find it controlled by demons! In order to stop the demonic plot to use humans to create powerful destructive weapons, the team leaps into coordinated action!
Matthias's victory at the intra-academy competition brings to light a terrible truth: demons have infiltrated humanity! To prepare for the demons' next attack, he brings Lurie and Alma into the dungeon.
At last, the agent behind the demon activity in Melkia and Folkia reveals himself... and the revelation fills even Matthias with terror. Can Alma and Lurie retrieve a powerful magical weapon before it's too late?
The young Matthias Hildesheimer heads for the capital to take the entrance exam at the academy. He dispatches a monster, enchants a sword, and passes the exam with flying colors. How does the bearer of the "Crest of Failure" have such power?