Chapter 779: Just Being willful
Translator: Abyssruler Editor: Lucas
“These few days, I believe that everyone has understood the things to know about the trial. three planets, choose one for your trial. Now you can enter your choice into the bracelet. You will be divided into groups based on the planet you choose…”
Wei Jicheng’s expression was very serious and very cold. Instantly, this made everyone freeze from the joy they had before immersed in a snowy world. Anyway, ice attribute Ability X users were not good at expressing emotions.
Wang Zheng chose the most difficult Aisbotan Star in his bracelet.
Over a hundred people, very quickly, according to their final destinations were split into three groups. Of which, the largest was the group heading to Aisbotan Star, with 41 people.
Everyone’s goals were very clear. They were here to improve. Besides, these type of trials would have a reduced effect upon experiencing it more than once. Of course at the start, they would plan to choose the most difficult trial.
Of course, ultimately, the star still needed to be chosen according the difficulty level suited to the individual’s ability. This was also why only those with Xuan Grade ability could have such trials.
There was no time to rest and they left the gathering point quickly. There were small spaceships to send everyone to their respective destinations, the three stars’ reception point.
On the spaceship, the ambience was as cold as the air in Hail Cloud Alliance. Most people were quietly checking the various content loaded into their bracelet.
The Aisboten Star which was less than 5% developed only had two cities, the Ice Spear City and Tanker City. The population size was 160,000 and the main source of economy was mining.
Wang Zheng’s speed of reading was very fast. In about half an hour, he had already read through the contents in the bracelet. Raising his head, he sensed a gaze, turning his head, he saw Redington who was sitting diagonally behind him.
He was also considered an old familiar person. Wang Zheng gave him a friendly smile.
Redington’s face twisted a little and then he turned his head away. He pretended to look outside the window. In his heart, a hundred thousand horses raced through. Wang Zheng, you can smile for now. Shien Cronode’s purpose in coming to the Elite Academy X, there was one that could not be any clearer, which was to turn Snow Li into his woman! In this process, Wang Zheng would definitely become one of the small obstacles that Shien Cronode would have to rid of.
Women were that shameless. Initially he was sincere towards Snow Li, but she did not know how to cherish him. When Cronode got his way, she would definitely suffer. Redington had heard that this guy would use drugs and various torture tools to play with the person until they were severely injured. On the surface, he was a gentleman, but actually he was definitely a pervert.
At this moment, Redington’s heart was filled with a type of twisted need for revenge. It seemed like this was the only way to prove his pride.
Entering the space route for four hours, the spaceship reached Aisboten Star. There was no spaceport in the outer space. Entering the atmosphere, the ship captain’s voice sounded through the PA: “Everyone please take note, the Aurora Front-liner will be entering the turbulent atmosphere. Please adjust your seats and tighten your seat belts. Over.”
You could feel the strong turbulence between the spaceship and the atmosphere. However it was not as serious as imagined. The ship captain’s voice sounded through the PA again after the spaceship steadied. “We have arrived at the destination Ice Spear City, landing in five minutes time, please make the preparations to exit the ship.”
At exactly five minutes, the spaceship landed directly on the ground. This was a purely industrial city…
Or rather, a small street! There were totally no structures that a city should have. But this was also natural. There were only 7,000 people in this city. It could not get any bigger.
The architectural style was totally different from those that were seen on the Hail Cloud Alliance origin planet. One after another square factories, joined into a very neat hex-shaped street. It looked so neat and tidy.
This was a typical underdeveloped planet. They only had resources but they were definitely very important. Any federation who could become one of the current top countries in the Milky Way would definitely control huge amounts of mines. Resources and technology would always be a key area of competition during the Interstellar great voyage era.
Everyone quickly alighted from the spaceship. There was soft snow floating down from the sky. You could see that the instant the snow landed on the ground, it instantly melted and flowed towards the drain along the road. The temperature of the ground, under this type of climate, actually still preserved its warmth!
“It’s because of geothermal heating.” Snow Li smiled and explained to Wang Zheng. “A special characteristic of the Hail Cloud Alliance. Actually it is still very primitive here.”
At this moment, there were footsteps. Upon turning their heads, in the snow white world, you could see five officers arriving. Their expression were colder than snow.
“Everyone present, gather, number off!”Immediately, everyone turned to attention.
There were absolutely no explanations except military orders. Shouting their slogan, they passed through one street after another. On the way, they saw many pedestrians. Even they were all rushing about, all in the midst of working. Taking a few looks at Wang Zheng and the others, they smiled and shouted to the five officers: “New people again?”
The five officers just waved their hands and continued to lead the group.
Very quickly, they reached the army camp.
This army camp’s structure and facilities were meant for an army troop. But other than 1 troop of foot soldiers at the door, there were no other soldiers to be seen. The whole city was managed in a semi-military style.
“Attention, at rest. Little bugs, welcome to Ice River Base 1. Here, it will be the start of your nightmare. I’m Hogg. The creator of nightmares for all you little insects. Here, I will teach you tropical bugs how to get used to the ice and snow.”
No one cared about him…
Hogg’s eye twitched. “Very well, now you have 30 minutes to tidy your belongings and familiarize yourself with the army camp. 30 minutes later, gather at the field, understood!”
Wang Zheng replied yes loudly.
However, the unexpected part was that he was the only one to reply. Then 40 plus pairs of eyes stared at him.
Shien Cronode snorted derisively. Earth, he heard that the soldiers there were all trained through traditional military training until they became fools. This little fool in front of his eyes, what did he have to order him around. Anyone here would have better accomplishments in the future than him.
Wang Zheng’s facial expression did not change. He did not feel awkward. No matter what, he felt that enough respect should be given to the other party. A hint of appreciation flashed through Hogg’s eyes. Actually Hogg himself knew knew, he conveyed the order just now without much confidence.
The army camp’s dorms were the type with the worst environment. Double decker beds, one room filled full with 12 people. Other than the beds, there was practically no private space.
Wang Zheng laughed and randomly picked a bottom bunk bed and started to tidy up.
Cai Yingmeng climbed onto the upper bed and stopped moving after lying down. Then he said: “Fellow comrades, now is the best time to replenish your energy. They will definitely deal with us later. There are many ways for them to handle us.”
Wang Zheng laughed. The room was not as cold as imagined. It was very suitable for living because of the effect of ground heating.
There was no television, but there was still signal for the Skylink Internet. Even though there was slight disruption, the internal communication bracelet’s reception still worked.
Everyone was busy, chitchatting happily. They did not take this too seriously.
30 minutes later, everyone gathered at the field. They did not see Hogg but the other four military instructors were there.
“Very well, no one is late. I’m your military instructor, Newton.”
“Mecha military instructor, Franklin.”
“Wildlife Survival military instructor, Kagong.”
“Life military instructor, Liu Wen.”
After the four military instructors did a simple self-introduction, they started to organize missions,
“From now on, you are all recruits. Obeying orders are your only choice. Here, other than completing missions, you have no power. We will assess you based on your performance and enter them into the Elite Academy X files. Now, the first mission is to remove your warmth preserving coat and run 30 kilometers!”
The whole group looked lightly at him. Shien Cronode laughed coldly. “Just this?”
Fire lit up in the eyes of the four military instructors but in the end they did not respond to Shien Cronode’s obvious challenge. “Now, set off!”
Hong long long, one group of people rushed out of the army camp.
Seeing the silhouettes disappear into the distance, the four military instructors exchanged looks. Newton shook his head. “I don’t think we can suppress this group.”
Liu Wen laughed bitterly. “Forget it. You say that every time. To be able to come here for trials, which one of them is easy to handle? In the past, who was suppressed? This time there is one more Shien Cronode. We just have to do our jobs.”
The military instructors were all helpless. They could not offend people of the Cronode family. If not they would not even know how they died. This family itself dealt in those unspeakable matters. Of course, they had to control the extent of training. The training intensity still would not change.
Hogg was not there because he was preparing for the trial tomorrow. Today’s 30 kilometers was just to let this bunch of proud people taste a little bitterness. At the same time, allow them to get used to the ice and snow environment quicker. Of course, this was also just barely suppressing them. This was a rule in the military. It was a must to have actions to suppress those who just arrived. Without reducing a bit of that pride, how could they gain from the trials ahead. These few military instructors were also trying their best to help.
Snow Li and Ai Xiaolu were beside Wang Zheng. They ran at a comfortable pace, not too fast, not too slow. Straight long legs, they were very outstanding in the crowd. The steps of these two were too relaxed. Under this type of environment, to the native born Hail Cloud citizens, they were long used to it.
“How do you feel, Mr. Leader?” Ai Xiaolu teased.
Compared to the chatterbox Ai Xiaolu, Snow Li preferred observing Wang Zheng. Wang Zheng seemed to enjoy it very much. All these seemed beautiful.
To be honest, Wang Zheng really liked it very much. If Ai Xiaolu was quieter, it would be better. The power of ice and snow filled the gap between the sky and ground. There was a perspective of physics and there was an internal vitality.
This feeling was very similar to that on Titatitan. No wonder the Hail Cloud Alliance was so strong. Any star filled with vitality would have treasures. Except compared to the freezing cold, Tita star was more suited for living.
Seeing that Wang Zheng ignore her, Ai Xiaolu stomped her feet in anger. Snow Li smiled sweetly. Wang Zheng’s type of character was what she liked.
One step, its deep, another step, its shallow. In some of the places, the snow was so deep it could bury a person.
For ice attribute Ability X users, these obstacles were all small problems. However, they were not wearing warmth preserving coats. How to maintain their body temperature in the wind and snow was a test. Besides, this was not 1,000 meters or 5,000 meters. It was 30 kilometers!
How they could distribute their usage of body strength and Ability X, that was also a test.