Chapter 258: Enrolment: Part 1
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Large puffs of steam shot out from the smokestack of a massive locomotive as the large, snaking train roared as it departed into the distance.
Lin Sheng dragged three luggage bags that were stacked up almost to his height with a borrowed baggage trolley as he navigated his way through the congested Qatarin Station.
The massive train darted past from his left and sent out a surge of warm torrent in its wake. As he refocused and pulled his sight back, he continued to push the trolley following a lady with an ample bosom in a red dress.
She wore golden earrings beneath her brown curly hair, her lips were thick. She was Meyrin, a receptionist from Miga’s Crown Academy to receive new students. She was a middle-aged lady of few words, and her expression was even colder.
If not for the name tag hanging by her chest, no one would have taken her for a teacher sent by Carte Blanche to receive someone.
Meyrin led Lin Sheng through the station as they made their way through three different platforms. And soon, three other students joined them. Two males and a female.
Lin Sheng did not bother looking at them. For him, this trip to Carte Blanche was him expending a hefty sum of Xylondian goodwill to get this recommendation.
Miga had two different schools for dark power development.
One was the special government-run academies. For one to get into these academies, they basically have to sell their body and soul. But of course, the training and quality of these academies were top notch.
The second kind was the top civilian universities with their own unique architecture. All of these academies in Miga have a unified name, The Crown Academies.
What Lin Sheng managed to get was naturally the second kind of quota.
After Meyrin received the other three students, adding Lin Sheng into the count, there were four of them. She then looked at her watch.
“It’s almost time. I suppose the four of you are all we have today. Follow me.”
Lin Sheng looked at the few students beside him.
The male students did not stand out, while the girl had her chin raised slightly, her sapphire eyes squinting a little. She wore a beautiful silk dress and there was a servant pushing her luggage for her.
The four of them followed Meyrin through the packed station before stopping by the street to wait for a car.
“Can’t the school find a better place to meet up?” The girl grumbled.
“The admission department of Baine University is getting worse by the years! I totally have no idea how Mr. Farmann is running the school.” She sounded prideful, and from her words, she seemed to be well-acquainted with the university.
Meyrin glared at her. “That is not something you should be saying.”
“Hmph.” The girl turned away disgruntledly, seemingly in no mood to speak to Meyrin.
She had luscious platinum locks, and aside from her temper and character, she was quite the beauty when she was quiet.
The moment she opened her mouth, however, her entire image collapsed.
Lin Sheng and the other two boys simply just stood behind without a word, content to play the part of the background cast.
The group simply stood by the roadside and looked no different than other normal civilians or travelers.
Soon, a white van slowly stooped before them.
“Get on.” Meyrin pulled the door open and got in first.
Lin Sheng blinked as he was sure he was not seeing things.
Meyrin had just walked straight into the van. When its doors were opened, it was nothing but a serene surface of the lake.
Ripples spread all across the surface as a couple of swans idly floated by, grooming their feathers. And by the lakeside were verdant grass and alternating rows of red and yellow flowers.
“This!??” The two boys were as stunned as Lin Sheng was.
Only the platinum-haired snobbish girl followed right after and stepped into the van, and onto the grass by the lake.
“Hmph.” She gave a dismissive glance towards Lin Sheng and the rest as she and her servant followed Meyrin.
Lin Sheng calmed himself down as he looked around. The civilians around them did not seem to have noticed the car door as they paid it no heed.
“Come in, this is a portable soul transference vehicle, it’ll send you directly to the safe zone outside the Crown Academy,” Meyrin said flatly.
Lin Sheng pretended to gulp hard as he wore an astonished mask and carefully stepped onto the door frame, and into the van.
The two other boys followed excitedly as well, keen to check if the ground were real.
“My goodness… that’s amazing!”
“And my mum was adamant of not allowing me to attend the Crown Academy back then. I had regretted it somewhat, but not now, not ever!!”
The two boys seemed to be very excited.
Lin Sheng did not bother with any pretensions, aside from the initial astonishment, he had pretended to remain calm. It was a normal reaction for a Xilin student who had come from Xylond, a commoner with little knowledge.
After all, Xylond was considered backward in the development of dark powers.
“You’ll get used to it. This sort of soul transference vehicle is very common across Miga. It’s a common transportation vehicle.” Meyrin simply explained and yawned in the process.
After the students had settled down did she brought them across the grassland by the lake, and across the hill into a massive cluster of buildings circled by a white wall.
The buildings did not look any different from your usual school, but every building there exuded a thick aura of dark powers, and from afar, the building seemed to be perpetually burning in green flames.
However, for the students who had yet to awaken their dark powers, the buildings looked no different to your normal buildings.
The main gate outside the white wall was wide open, as scores of people walked appeared out of nowhere, landing before the gate as they continued on to head into the campus.
There were a few tables set up outside the place, and a sign was propped up beside them. On it were a few signs written in Migan script. A few newly-enrolled students stopped before the table before they abruptly disappeared because the staff manning the tables seemed to be busy recording something.
“This is a graduate exchange program that the school is holding. You’ll be attending one when you graduate as well. Don’t look about, follow me.”
Meyrin brought them through the main gate passed the tables and straight into the main building.
The main building looked no different than a bank’s customer service counter as quite a number of students were lined up before the three counters.
After arranging them to line up for the payment, Meyrin left them to their own devices. The four of them looked at each other and fell silent.
“Hmph.” The platinum-haired girl sneered and could not be bothered about the three guys as she joined the line and started to browse through her phone.
Lin Sheng too was not here to make friends. His goal was to learn everything he could about the dark powers, and building connections was not on the agenda. So he too went to join the payment queue with his head lowered, seemingly nervous. But in actuality, he was distracted as he remotely controlled the Thunderbeast over at Xylond.
With his current sacred power level, a mere sea between Miga and Xylond could no longer stop him from assuming direct control from afar.