Elite Mages’ Academy - Chapter 212: Battle on The Beach
After that, the information related to the examination was given out. Indeed, the academy did have the information prepared, but it was obvious why they only gave it to everyone at that moment. They did not want the students to have enough time to prepare.
The armored instructor, Qin Chuan, handed out the information, which was only two to three pages. He had a sour look on his face the entire time, very obviously displeased at being notified at the last minute.
However, everyone quickly understood that there was another reason Qin Chuan was displeased. After giving out the information, Qin Chuan left one copy to himself before saying somberly, “There’s only a little more than ten minutes until the examination. I’ll brief you first. This time, the whole cla.s.s is a squad. Since the scenario is Dawn Academy’s war with the orcs this time, the simulation will be conducted as if all of you are in the army. Remember this, the moment the examination starts, you are all no longer normal students, but soldiers!”
The leak on the forums earlier was actually true; the examination would be a simulation of war. However, a student curiously raised his hand. “Since we’re in an army, who is our leader?”
Everyone quickly realized that, if they were soldiers, they would definitely have a commanding officer. Once they remembered that the examination would play a pick part in choosing the official cla.s.s monitor, they quickly surmised that other than personal skill, leadership ability would also be a criteria for cla.s.s monitors as well.
With that in mind, everyone shifted their gazes toward Xiao Lin and Qin Chuan. If the instructor were not partic.i.p.ating, then the commanding officer would definitely be Xiao Lin, but it was not as clear cut right now.
The instructor were seniors that had at least a year under their belt, so they were obviously a lot more skilled than everyone else. However, Qin Chuan quickly dispelled their thoughts, which also showed why he was unhappy as he entered the cla.s.sroom.
“It’s all stated in the information, so give it a good read!” Qin Chuan shouted impatiently. He seemed to have realized that his tone was not the best, especially toward his teammates for the examination. He composed himself before adding, “The student union has decided that the acting cla.s.s monitor will be the commanding officer, and the instructor will be the vice-commander.”
Xiao Lin quickly browsed through the information. On the first page, it was clearly stated that the student union had considered the unique nature of this examination as well as the fact that it was a simulation of war. That was why they decided that the acting cla.s.s monitors would be the commanding officers the moment the simulation started, which would have them as a second lieutenant in order to give them the proper authority to lead.
It was important to note that the academies did not use the same simple hierarchy within the army of squads, squadrons, and brigades as the Normans did. As colonists from Earth, they maintained a modern approach to managing their armies, which even extended to the native troops within their territories.
Qin Chuan might have been named the a.s.sistant, but he was still below Xiao Lin, which surprised everyone. However, upon further deliberation, everyone felt that it was only natural. After finishing his duty as an instructor, Qin Chuan would just be a regular student, only separated by everyone else because he was at the academy for a year longer. Dawn Academy had never cared about seniority, only about skill.
Everyone had their attention on that particular matter for a moment, but there was only ten minutes left until the examination, so they quickly shifted their attention toward the information. After all, they were not going to be the commanding officer regardless. That fact did cause some discontent in some of them.
If their leadership skills were also going to be observed during this examination, then what could they do to stand out?
The second page had most of the important information, which was a general explanation of the examination. The examination was to be an amphibious a.s.sault. There was not a lot of exposition, but the contents were all meaningful.
The battle was fought during 101 N.C., which was the second year of the war against the orcs. They had studied the battle during their history lessons as well. That year, Dawn Academy had been at war with the merfolk for a long time. The main reason was that the orcs were giving a lot of support to the merfolk from the rear. In the end, Dawn Academy could not tolerate it anymore, and launched an a.s.sault against the orcs.
Based on the relative powers at that time, Dawn Academy had a huge advantage. The Law of Immortality had been recently established and resurrection towers had already been built in various spots within their territory, which pushed their advantage even further.
However, when the war started, Dawn Academy was somehow pulled into a long slog. They had originally planned on finishing the war within a year, but the war was much tougher than they antic.i.p.ated. After a year, they not only failed to end the war, the orcs even got so aggressive that they sent a huge cavalry unit to a.s.sault the capital.
Just as New Washington was the capital of Judge Academy, Dawn City was their capital in the New World. It was the first city they established on Planet Norma, but it was close to being surrounded. Even if Dawn Academy did not prioritize the war before, the orcish troops managed to put everyone on high alert.
In order to break the siege on Dawn City, the academy had sent a small squad out by sea, evading the orcish troops in order to attack a supply depot the orcs had set up in the middle. According to investigations, the depot was a key part in their supply chain, and if it was taken, it would not only ensure the orcish cavalry would quickly run out of supplies, it would also completely stop any chance of reinforcements from them.
That was the general scenario of the examination. Their role within the simulation was definitely the small squad that was sent to attack the supply depot.
It was drastically different from escaping pursuit or scouting. Based on the information, the mission was a very important part of the war. Everyone suddenly started to tense up, but they were excited at the same time. Even if they knew everything was a simulation, they were still excited to partic.i.p.ate in something that would go down in history.
Xiao Lin was still fixated on the information, a strange expression on his face. The background information was very detailed, but it lacked an important piece of information.
They did not mention if Dawn Academy succeeded or failed that mission all those years ago.