Elite Mages’ Academy - Chapter 270
Plenty of posts appeared on the forum at that moment and one could see that the freshmen’s evaluation was neither too high nor too low. That was because they held on for more than a month, and almost all the people who toughed it out all the way to the end received at least 1,000 redemption points. Those who died on the way due to poor luck were able to reap at least a couple of hundred as a reward, which was no small amount.
Xiao Lin suddenly realized that the reason for giving such a generous reward was exactly because of that. Rather than saying that the exam was very difficult, it might as well be said that the exam was practically unsolvable. Even if destroying the resurrection tower is the only way to crack it, it was almost certain to cause a lot of casualties.
Han Manman’s post accusing Xiao Lin as the chief culprit of the exam’s failure did not get much support. More and more people who responded either took a neutral stance or questioned her.
Xiao Lin directly made a new post and reconstructed the test, starting from the joint pre-planning of the orcs and the elves to snatch the resurrection tower. Of course, he made it abundantly clear that it was just his own guess, but at the end he also emphasized that destroying the resurrection tower was the only choice at that time, otherwise everyone would lose 10 years of their life span if they simply waited for the orcs to charge in.
After posting it, Xiao Lin did not bother to keep tabs on it and went directly to bed.
After all, the disputes in the forum were just private discussions. The final assessment of that exam would still be made by the student union. Early the next morning, the acting monitors who were granted permission to not attend classes arrived at the office building of the student union.
The staff of the student union—a couple of pretty girls—guided everyone to the waiting room. After that, the student union would evaluate each acting monitor one by one, which would then determine their final position as monitors. As soon as anyone tried to inquire about any further information, those girls dutifully chose to remain silent.
However, there were those who had come to receive their assessment results earlier than the monitors. They were the instructors of each class, and according to the regulations, they would no longer have the title of instructor after the monthly exam. Once they have enough credits, they would automatically be promoted to sophomore year.
If their points were not enough, they would have to remain in the freshman year again, but only as ordinary students. Whether or not they could serve as group leaders depended on how well they got along with the monitors. Therefore, the instructor treated the monitors in a polite and cooperative manner during the final monthly exam. Of course, it also meant that they never actively intervened in quarrels between monitors.
The waiting room was very spacious. Xiao Lin chose a corner and made a cup of tea to drink slowly. He could feel the unabashedly hostile gaze of some people, but the main cadre of the student union was next door, and the others would not dare to curse at him right there even if they had the guts to do so.
The waiting process was rather cordial. Those who were on good terms with each other would occasionally exchange a few soft words, until the door opened and the instructors from each class came in. Their evaluations have all ended, and most of them chose to come over and say hello to those monitors.
Qin Chuan was also one of them and he strode directly toward Xiao Lin. Xiao Lin also took the initiative to get up and asked in a cold tone, “How is it? What’s the result?”
The bright smile on Qin Chuan’s face had actually explained everything. Sure enough, he laughed and said, “I have enough credits to enter sophomore year. I owe it to you this time!”
“Congratulations, Senior Qin!” Xiao Lin smiled and stretched out his left hand, and at the same time changed the title of address as senior instead of instructor.
Qin Chuan was somewhat taken aback. He exhaled as though he was relieved from a burden and proceeded to stretch out his hand toward Xiao Lin. He then said in all seriousness, “My talent might not be as good monitors like you, but if you ever find yourself in any difficulties next time, please don’t hesitate to come and look for me!”
“Heh, I’m not officially the monitor yet!” Xiao Lin said half-jokingly.
“You’re joking! I read your post last night. You were the biggest contributor in this exam! Anyone who isn’t blind can clearly see that!” Qin Chuan said very loudly, attracting the dissatisfied gazes of everyone else, not that he cared anyway since he was already going to leave his freshman year.
“Well, I sure hope so. Thank you for your kind words.”
Qin Chuan left immediately after letting Xiao Lin know about the number. In fact, the two of them did not interact much, and Qin Chuan even expressed a clear dislike of Xiao Lin at the beginning of the school year because the latter’s basic attributes were too low. He felt that Xiao Lin would hamper his quest to get promoted to sophomore year.
It was impossible for Xiao Lin to have a favorable impression of Qin Chuan, but one could not say that he loathed Qian Chuan either. At the very least, Qin Chuan would never target him repeatedly on purpose as Han Manman did. Furthermore, Qin Chuan did not give them any more headaches during the final monthly exam and even provided Xiao Lin with assistance. In fact, Qin Chaun handled the class well when Xiao Lin went out of the fortress and entered battle.
Although Xiao Lin was unsure whether or not he would meet Qin Chuan again in the future, it was nevertheless beneficial to make more friends rather than enemies.
After the instructors left, the monitors immediately had topics to gossip about, such as the final evaluation results of the instructors in each class. Everything went smoothly for the 10 of the 12 instructors. The sole exceptions were Classes Four and Ten. The 10 were promoted to sophomore year without a hitch, which was a much higher promotion ratio compared to the previous years.
The monitors’ evaluation came soon enough, but to everyone’s surprise, their turn to be called was not in order of the class. The female staff came in and Xiao Lin’s name was the first to be called. He was told to go to the next room in order to receive the final evaluation.
“Perhaps they’re starting from the most unqualified.” Han Manman laughed gleefully but did not get any response from anyone. As Qin Chuan said earlier, it did not matter what they thought of Xiao Lin. Aside from the last moment where they could not judge Xiao Lin’s behavior, there was no doubt that his performance on most occasions was absolutely outstanding.
The assessment was carried out in the conference room. Xiao Lin’s first time setting foot there was when he was negotiating with America’s Judge Academy.
A long table was present in the huge conference room, and in addition to the familiar baby-faced president, there were a total of seven men and women—both old and young—sitting stoically there. Two women stood by the door, each holding a pen and preparing to take some notes. The entire atmosphere looked quite formal and serious.
Xiao Lin was also a little nervous. He sat on the chair that had been prepared for him in the center and waited for everyone’s assessment.
The baby-faced president spoke first and greeted Xiao Lin in a very calm tone. “Hehe, I didn’t expect us to meet again so soon, Xiao Lin.”
Xiao Lin had a brief meeting with the student union president after returning from Judge Academy, but it was clear that the president would not have mentioned it for no reason. Xiao Lin was somewhat surprised by that remark before casting a grateful look at him.
The student council president’s words were obviously addressed to the other seven reviewers. Sure enough, several of them had looks of disbelief after hearing that. It was known that students were not able to meet the student union president so easily under normal circumstances, yet they seemed to be familiar with each other?
The old man sitting on the far side could not help but ask, “Are you acquainted with this student, President?”
The student council president smiled and waved his hand, “Not exactly acquainted. The dean entrusted him to me. Oh, and by the way, he was the one who stirred things up in New Washington some time ago.”
“The dean knows him!”
“What? Are you saying that the diplomatic team you sent to New Washington was for him!”
Everyone was getting flustered.