Elite Mages’ Academy - Chapter 147: A Theory About the Law
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The discussion with Lilith went nowhere for the time being. The first thing they had to do was avoid capture by the skeleton soldiers. Xiao Lin could only rely on the dragon power to launch a counterattack. He understood that Lilith was the main powerhouse between the two, but when he asked for her opinion, the expression she gave him was a bit odd.
“Those skeleton soldiers are much stronger than those encountered in New Washington. They’re around Bronze and Silver-rank, or wait, maybe they’re higher than Silver. I don’t know if it’s true, but sometimes, those skeleton soldiers aren’t as strong as I thought.”
“Umm, what do you mean by that!” Xiao Lin was puzzled. “I heard that your strength is Silver-rank?”
Lilith quickly nodded in agreement and added, “Because the way I take courses isn’t the same as other people; my attribute values aren’t dominant. If we’re comparing combat power, then I don’t think I’m any worse than Gold-rank.”
She was telling the truth. Xiao Lin could only express helplessness when he thought of the rumored tournament with Europe and America. However, he was still a little confused. “The skeleton soldiers were Silver-rank and had a numerical advantage, but my feeling is that you had it really easy in the last battle.”
Xiao Lin was not deliberately suspecting that Lilith was concealing her true strength. In fact, there was no need for her to do so. Many people could guess the standard she was at, but he still found it quite puzzling. Lilith was just far too relaxed when she was facing dozens of skeleton soldiers in the battle earlier.
The dragon power had greatly improved Xiao Lin’s attributes, but he was still rather surprised to learn that the skeletons he faced earlier were around Silver-rank in terms of strength. Did the dragon power’s really give him the strength to fight a dozen Silver-rank skeleton soldiers at once?
It was not that Xiao Lin had no self-confidence; it was just that he always found such a thing to be incredibly difficult to comprehend.
Lilith hesitated before saying, “My combat style is a little special. Most of my skills have little effect when I fight those undead skeletons, but there’s one skill which has a really surprising killing ability.”
“Which is that.”
“The Red Lotus Slash. A skill I created myself.”
“As expected, the Red Lotus Slash…”
“Oh, umm… Nothing.”
Xiao Lin looked enlightened. The virtual character in the simulated battle was finally confirmed to be Lilith, but there was no time to mull it over and he instead got lost in thought again.
Lilith remarked frankly that she could only face about eight to ten skeletons at any one time if she relied on her own strength instead of using her Red Lotus Slash. She would still be able to barely win, but once the number of skeletons exceeded that number, the outcome would be difficult to predict.
Even though she was the legendary Demon Queen that many people feared, Lilith’s strength still had a limit, but Xiao Lin still could not help but complain, “There were more than ten skeleton soldiers in that wave just now and you still didn’t run?”
Lilith raised her head. “The stronger the enemy, the greater the chance for you to temper yourself! In fact, I do sometimes feel that this place isn’t that bad. Although the enemy’s suck in quality, their numbers are the best for training, don’t you think?”
Xiao Lin resisted the urge to yell at her and switched topics. He had a blank expression on his face as he said, “I’m about the same as you. I’ve shown more combat effectiveness than usual during the battle.”
Lilith glanced at him oddly and fell into deep thought. After a while, she showed a look of interest and muttered something to herself.
Xiao Lin immediately asked, “So? Any thoughts?”
“When the dead old man came to you, did you notice that he repeatedly emphasized one thing?” Lilith recalled. She asked and answered herself, “He repeatedly emphasized that the law of The Final Land is chaotic and disorderly.”
Xiao Lin nodded. “I know that time and s.p.a.ce is chaotic here. I’ve seen it these two days. For example, the sun and the moon always appear at the same time and time pa.s.ses very quickly here.”
“Have you heard of Ivanovich?”
“Of course. The Russian who created the Law of Resurrection.”
“He’s been to this place too.”
Lilith c.o.c.ked her graceful eyebrow as her tone became heavier. “If the time I’m guessing is correct, Ivan created the Law of Resurrection after leaving The Final Land!”
Xiao Lin got up abruptly, his eyes full of shock. After a while, he said with some uncertainty, “You mean, we can create laws however we want in this place? Is that why our strength is significantly improved compared to usual?”
“Don’t you think it’s very interesting? Every college has a course on law, but this course is usually only offered at the doctoral level. Only the top talents from each college are qualified to study them, but right now, we actually have a chance to experience the law!”
There was a spark of excitement in Lilith’s eyes. She was always in high spirits whenever the topic was about strength and battle.
In any case, after reaching an initial agreement to form an alliance with Lilith, the battle became easier when they encountered skeleton soldiers over the next few days. Xiao Lin also made a point to count the number of skeleton soldiers.
They worked together in a squad of about 15 to 20 soldiers to hunt down each street. There were usually two to three battalions near adjacent streets, each of which had about 10 squads. 20 battalions could then be concentrated into a brigade numbering three or four thousand skeletons.
Xiao Lin was familiar with that number because he remembered the Thunder Kingdom’s military system in the monthly exam, which was almost the same model. Since Asabanor was the last priest of the Thunder Kingdom, it was only natural that he would continue using it.
According to that system, there are about 10 brigades in one legion, which was the equivalent of about 30,000 to 40,000 skeletons. It was a terrifying number, especially when Lilith expounded on his guesses. Although the legion of the undead were not particularly intelligent, the high priest alone could not possibly command tens of thousands of skeleton soldiers. At the very least, Lilith had no knowledge of any means that could possibly do that.
“This legion of the undead actually has similar distinctions between ranks, just like us. The division into upper and lower levels are stricter compared to beings with intelligence. The upper-level undead creatures command the lower-level ones and the hierarchy continues downward. The highest-level ones take orders directly from the high priest. The legions of the undead in French and British history were controlled in this way,” Lilith added.