Maybe it's an actual spirit (i.e. a ghost)? Or it's one of these Dracula-style vampires, who can change to mist to become impertinent in more than one way? Or a wizard was experimenting with explosive magic, and now is literally everywhere in the room?
Did at no point did the government tell them to be subtle? Gaz may have compromised the mission right there. Assuming the cop shouting in the street didn't do it already.
It sure was a good idea to send horny teenage boys on a top secret mission.
Oh Gaston, that's how I like my plasma, hot and interesting.
So, it seems to me that Mr.Elf is using spirit without worrying about beign detected, like Felix in the spirit sense test; an overwhelming use of spirit that in itself makes identification harder. Perhaps Mr.Elf is more interested in the 6th source of spirit?
Perhaps Elf is trying to use camouflage (like the one that tried to kill our glorious emperor) and even if we see the Elf's true form he looks like a normal student for them, I mean, for certain Noah and Gazz know how an elf looks, riiight?
@Jack: After officially informing the school up front, ignoring the possibility of insiders cooperating with the guy, it really doesn't matter all that much I guess. And chances are, that civilian teenagers will write it off as "a guy boasting stupidly for a flirt". So, unless he suddenly spills the whole "secret mage soldiers" thing, AND demonstrates...
That's, like, Felix level of incompetence there!
Also Noah, man, let her just forget about it, you jerk.
@Straightbackward - If anyone here's an elf, my money's on the chick with spiky green hair.
get people to wander out of the room one by one and try to see when the source of spirit leaves? Not sure it would work well without the teacher or other adult authority helping them
Is the last panel supposed to read, "But it feels like"?
The aura Noah sensed was Gazz's charisma. Noah has never seen Gazz flirting at full force before, and doesn't realise how dangerous the situation is. We can only hope that he gets Ciel out of the area quickly enough.
@The_Squished_Elf Yeah, certainly. What I meant is that, perhaps, the elf is using spirit to change his/her appearance. If so, it would justify the powerful magical aura, as in magic being used, and the fact that our crew can't really pin-point the actual source.
We see the elf as normal, perhaps, as some sort of reader-clue. In a way the panels and speech bubbles are doing their work at hiding Elf.
Every time I think Gazz has hit rock bottom, he finds a new low.
Ah, this is why I come to the comments section. Every now and then we get gems like @Guest's comment.
Perhaps Gazz can flirt Malhart into submission.
From what Gazz has said the enemy can learn the government has sent children on a mission. Even if no one in that room (which the magic suggests there is) those kids might gossip. If they sense magic from the kids claiming to be from the government they might get suspicious. Say for example Gazz's group meets with a villain that heard a rumor of some kid named Gazz claiming to be from the government. If he's given any of their names their cover might be blown unless they're smart enough to use pseudonyms when talking to villains. They may either think the kids are lying to protect themselves (which may actually help them) or they might think the government is up to something. As they are a criminal organisation comprised of magical kids they might reasonably deduce any new magical kids are sent by the government to catch them. Not sure how the villains would react to this, my guesses: avoid, eliminate, or approach cautiously.
Granted, it isn't likely but hey, loose lips sink ships.
Eye spy a secret doorway.