Chapter 842: The Day of Disqualification
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
“Screw you, I’ve told you so much, are you going to die if you tell me something about the Ancient Capital? The whole world is trying to learn the truth behind it. Who exactly drove the army of undead away? Is Salan really among the authorities that were held captive? How did Salan escape? How did the Black Vatican make the undead appear in the day? Was the fire demon a Summoned Beast or a human? I heard someone jumped into the Dark Abyss, did they manage to get out alive?… I heard Zhang Xiaohou spilling the beans once, he told me that you contributed enormously during the calamity in the Ancient Capital, so the people supporting you must have put you on the national team for what you’ve done… hey, don’t leave yet, is this how you treat your brother? I’ve answered all your questions, but you didn’t even say a word when I asked!” cursed Zhao Manyan.
It was not like Mo Fan did not believe Zhao Manyan, but he had never treated Zhao Manyan as someone he could trust. If he told Zhao Manyan everything about the Ancient Capital, the whole world would know the truth the next day!
Zhao Manyan grumbled after Mo Fan left his room.
He slammed the door heavily and sat on the chair, looking out of the window. He could see the ocean through the gaps between the buildings from his angle.
“Jiang Shaoxu’s identity is still a secret, Nanyu is from the army, so it’s pretty hard to pick her up. Forget about Mu Tingying, that chick is pretty ordinary… that only leaves Nanrong Ni, but doesn’t she have a man already? The Nanrong Family…” Zhao Manyan mumbled to himself, yet he suddenly paused with a startled look.
“The Nanrong Family, aren’t they supposed to be extremely familiar with sea monsters? Yet why couldn’t Nanrong Ni tell the cry of the White Sobbing Demon was fake?”
Zhao Manyan shook his head, assuming that he was overthinking it.
A cold breeze entered from the window. Mu Tingying was wearing a simple halter top. Her eyes suddenly sprang open. The light from the rising sun in the east made her pupils vivid with colors.
“Advanced Level… I’ve finally reached the Advanced Level!”
She burst into laughter, as if she no longer cared about the annoying courtesy her family had taught her throughout her life. She wanted everyone to hear her laughter.
She had improved her Ice Element to the Advanced Level with just a single Galaxy Vein.
The difference in cultivation levels was too big a gap compared to the difference between talents. She could finally crush Mu Ningxue, and since the latter did not have a Galaxy Vein, she would be stuck in the Intermediate Level for a long time, enough time for her to further increase the distance between them.
It turned out that the Heavens had decided to bless her again. From today on, she would retake her position as the favorite of the whole clan. Her cousins and relatives who talked down to her would receive a great slap to their faces. The elders and seniors who once crowded around Mu Ningxue would now place their attention on her instead, as she was the true representative of the Mu Clan. She would enter the limelight in the World College Tournament and make a reputation for herself, earning fame and glory for her clan!
“It turns out that I’ve won in the end!” Mu Tingying opened her palm. Tiny ice crystals slid down her palm.
Magic no longer had its form restricted by Star Patterns or Star Orbits after reaching the Advanced Level. A Magician could modify the shape and form of their Magic at will. That being said, she still needed to master it with lots of practice.
Mu Ningxue already had the ability to do so, even though she was not an Advanced Magician. It granted her an absolute advantage over others, but it was no longer as significant as it used to be!
“I can’t wait to see how different the others are going to treat her, too bad we still have to keep going on the training…” Mu Tingying rose to her feet, enjoying the sunlight of dawn. She took a deep breath, and her mood pleasant. The brilliance of her future was never this bright before, like the brilliance of the rising sun!
The East Maritime Fortress went through a few tide rises after the first, yet none of them were close to the first one in terms of the scale. The firepower of the team improved significantly after many members on the team broke through to the Advanced Level. The team easily ranked up to four-star.
After completing their mission, it was soon time for the team to leave Japan. Most members on the team could feel victory within their grasp, as they were confident that they were not the ones going to be disqualified.
“Mo Fan, time to gather, the advisors are here!” Zhao Manyan woke Mo Fan, who was still snoring heavily.
Mo Fan was still feeling sleepy. He went out to the hall in his sleepwear.
Five advisors all above the age of forties were standing in a row with their backs to the team. They looked utterly serious.
Mo Fan glanced around and saw everyone on the team had gathered too. They looked quite excited. After all, it was also the day they would receive their resources.
However, it had nothing to do with Mo Fan. He was not that interested since he was only a substitute.
“Your performance is passable, nothing out of the blue,” said Feng Li, whose face was full of wrinkles. He did not sound like he was too impressed by the team.
“They did alright. After all, they did survive a huge tide rise. According to Ai Jiangtu’s report, Mu Ningxue had an outstanding performance?” Song He smiled.
Song He was the dean of Imperial College. He was feeling sorry for Mu Ningxue considering her situation, thus he only mentioned it hoping Feng Li would go easy on her.
However, Feng Li was simply an indifferent man. His eyes scanned the team and said calmly, “It looks like Mu Ningxue is the only person who has not reached the Advanced Level.”
Mu Ningxue remained silent.
“Advisor, I believe Mu Ningxue played an important role on the team. Even though she didn’t reach the Advanced Level, I believe if we share the resources with her, she can become an Advanced Magician too. After all, she had the best performance on the team,” admitted Jiang Shaoxu.
Mu Tingying frowned upon hearing this.
Was this Jiang Shaoxu out of her mind? Every single Galaxy Vein was incredibly important to them, since they all had three Elements to improve to the Advanced Level. They were already running short on resources. Why would she speak up for Mu Ningxue!?
She normally had the sharpest tongue on the team. Why would she try to be a good person at a time like this!
“I know, but rules are rules. Your new teammate is already on a plane here, and will arrive tomorrow. Mu Ningxue, pack your stuff, you are going back with us,” said Feng Li.
Song He had a helpless look.
The other three advisors did not say anything, either.
“I’ve already packed my stuff, but I have a few questions for the advisors,” said Mu Ningxue.