Elite Mages’ Academy - Chapter 200: Talent Level Up (3)
Trans-spatial communication was created by the colonists using Planet Norma’s energies combined with science from Earth. The technique allowed them to instantly communicate across great distances.
On the way to the communication room, Chen Yu gave Xiao Lin a simple explanation of the origins of trans-spatial communication. The technique’s earliest inventor was someone from Dawn Academy, which Chen Yu was visibly proud of, even though it had nothing to do with him.
The room was located in a very large building, and it was located very close to the wormhole. It was the most heavily guarded place in the entire academy, but thanks to Chen Yu’s status, the two of them pa.s.sed by without any issues.
“Year Leader Chen, you’re using the trans-spatial communicator? You must have struck gold!” A few women sat inside the room, and were busy chatting away when they recognized Chen Yu in surprise.
Other than the few staff inside, the room was very quiet, which was proof of how expensive it was. It was definitely hard for a regular person to afford it.
Chen Yu was not in a good mood at that time, so he scolded them, “Don’t just sit here doing nothing all day. Don’t forget you’re members of the student union. The student union placed you here to protect the equipment!”
The woman brushed it off, smiling as she said, “Alright, alright. You really must be rich now. You’ve used the equipment before, so we don’t need to teach you, right?”
Chen Yu said rudely, “I can’t afford this. This junior wants to use it, so explain it to him!”
“Junior?” A long-haired woman stopped looking at her nails, instead looking at the man behind Chen Yu curiously before exclaiming, “Junior! If you can call him a junior, doesn’t that mean he’s in his first year!”
“Of course! Well, my job is done. Xiao Lin, you can ask them about everything else!” Chen Yu was rapidly losing interest, but he did not move to leave. Instead, his eyes were fixated on the bag Xiao Lin had. He had glanced at the bag a few times on the way there, and he obviously had his guesses as to what was inside.
“Since you were brought here by Chen Yu, you should already know the rules. It’s 1,000 New Dollars a minute, school rules. Oh, we don’t accept credit either,” the woman said professionally.
Xiao Lin nodded and placed his bag on the table before opening it. All their gazes immediately moved toward the bag, and everyone’s eyes widened when they saw stacks of fresh bills within.
Since he did not know how long he would take, Xiao Lin had brought all of his savings over just in case. Because the largest New Dollar bill was 100, he basically had over 10,000 New Dollars stuffed in that bag, which was a sight to behold.
Chen Yu had mixed feelings. Even though it meant that Xiao Lin was not making a fool of him, he still wanted to know how a new student could get so much money. He was the year leader for the second years and considered the best student among his peers. He had been to the New World a few times, and made some money doing tasks over there as well. However, even now, his savings were not more than 2,000 New Dollars.
Even so, among the second and even the third years, Chen Yu was considered quite a wealthy person. Back then, he had gritted his teeth and bought an accessory from Planet Norma for a girl at 200 New Dollars. Even that was enough to cause a huge uproar.
However, looking at the thick stacks of New Dollars in front of him, he suddenly felt like his world was very small. He counted in his head as Xiao Lin placed the money stack by stack onto the table. How much money was there? At least 10,000?
Chen Yu was not at all interested in why Xiao Lin wanted to make the call. However, the amount of money was way too shocking. He did not even say a word as he left in a daze.
Xiao Lin did not know that he had basically just changed someone’s worldview. He was actually frowning as well, asking the women if the money was enough.
The women, who were shocked into silence, quickly snapped back to reality, smiling as they said, “It’s more than enough.”
The rest of the procedures went quite smoothly. The communications room was in it’s own corner. The room was quite unique. Even the walls, floors, and ceilings were made made of gold. Xiao Lin felt like his eyes were a.s.saulted by the bright sparkles before slowly recovering from the shock and awe. He could see that they were not regular gold, as the metal contained some sort of sand-like object flowing within.
“That’s Timesand. If you’ve sat in the interspatial carriage before, you would have seen them. It’s very common in the wormholes, and they are also necessary materials for trans-spatial communication. The problem is that it is extremely hard to process, which contributes to the high costs of trans-spatial communication.” Money really was all-powerful. That woman that Xiao Lin had never met before was explaining everything to him in a very friendly tone, with an extremely amicable face.
Xiao Lin did see the Timesand before, so he nodded in understanding. In his mind, he remarked that there were still so many unknown mysteries in the world, causing him a lot of excitement.
As the official staff there, the woman was quite professional as she explained how to use the communications device in great detail. It was actually quite simple, and the real difficulty was ascertaining the proper location. However, that did not require Xiao Lin’s own effort, as the woman would be responsible for it. She said she was a third-year student who was in the spatial courses.
Upon hearing that Xiao Lin wanted to contact New Washington, the woman’s eyes sparkled. She had never been there before, only having been to the territories of Dawn Academy in the New World. The only way to get to American territory was on official business, so she was extremely curious about Xiao Lin’s status.
Xiao Lin started to feel that the woman was being overly friendly, so he rushed her out of the room. However, before she left, she did not forget to ask if trans-spatial communication was private, but she received a negative reply.
Trans-spatial communication was similar to the earliest telephones back on Earth. Due to the difficulty of stabilizing the locations, there was no way to make it as convenient as their magical phones. Trans-spatial communication required them to communicate with the other party through the main system, which was established early on by all the academies.
However, because of that, the operator of the main system, which was the woman in front of him, would be able to listen in on the call at any time as long as they wish to do it, even though it was not allowed by the academy rules.
Xiao Lin obviously did not want anyone else to listen in on Lilith and his conversation, so he was doubtlessly disappointed. However, when he thought about it, as long as he avoided directly mentioning anything sensitive, no one would be able to guess what they were talking about.