Elite Mages’ Academy - Chapter 272
“Ahem! Xiao Lin, this present meeting is to assess you. Be more serious.” The president of the student council cleared his throat and gave a gentle reminder. Since the other people were older than the president, it went without saying that they were not to be provoked.
“We’ll skip this question for now.” The other old man did not seem keen on dwelling on that issue anymore. The old woman was obviously displeased, but if no one else made any objections, she would not be able to oppose it anymore.
“There is one more question. We have no way of knowing the specific situation of the monthly exam, but according to historical data, the female elf had mastered certain law-level restraining spells even though she only possessed Epic-rank strength. I don’t think a freshman like you can break free from that spell, so can you tell me how you did it?”
“Uh, sorry, no comment.”
All their faces soured and the old man spoke in a rather grim manner, “Even though the president seemed to suggest that you know the dean, it still doesn’t mean that you have the right to trivialize this assessment meeting. The monitor position, and even your future position in the New world, isn’t the headmaster’s say alone!”
Xiao Lin’s face was full of embarrassment. “You misunderstood. It’s not that I want to conceal it on purpose. I’m afraid you just don’t have the authority to know about this, so I can’t mention it.”
“We don’t have the authority to know about it?”
The old man laughed angrily. He stood up and walked over. Xiao Lin immediately felt like a glow on his back as the old man’s aura became dense and almost suffocated him.
“He’s just a freshman!” the student council president warned, seemingly unhappy.
The old man huffed slightly. His aura diminished, but Xiao Lin was already sweating profusely by then. Although that aura was not as strong as the female elf, it was not too far off either. Xiao Lin estimated that the old man had a strength that was at Gold-rank, perhaps almost approaching that of Epic-rank.
There was no explanation for why people of that level were participating in the evaluation of mere freshmen.
Xiao Lin’s expression was completely cold. As a freshman, anyone in the room could put immense pressure on him, but Xiao Lin was also confident in himself.
“As I’ve said, you don’t have the authority to know. If you don’t believe me, you can check the central computer.” Xiao Lin thought for a while and added, “This is what the dean explained to me. There are some things no one else except him has the right to question!”
“Are you seriously waving his remarks around as if they’re a token of authority!”
Xiao Lin noticed that his mention of the word ‘dean’ annoyed the old man instantly, which was quite surprising. It seemed that even though the influential dean was in charge of Dawn Academy, he was still not all-powerful.
“President, go and get the detailed simulation from the central computer!” Another old woman immediately suggested, and the student union president was reduced to being an errand boy.
The president did not seem to care, but he hesitated, “This doesn’t seem to meet the regulations.”
“By my authority, you are now allowed to do so!”
The president was helpless as he cast a reproachful look at Xiao Lin. He was likely blaming Xiao Lin a little for making things difficult. Based on his initial expectation, all Xiao Lin had to do was clarify everything. Irrespective of what the others say, Xiao Lin had still achieved grade A and would therefore be allowed to continue serving as the class monitor.
Xiao Lin responded with an even more innocent expression. It was impossible for him to reveal his SS-level talent, more so when he realized that those people might not necessarily be on good terms with the dean. The dean was the only one who gave him the highest sense of trust.
1o minutes later, the president slowly came in with a very strange expression on his face. He distributed the thin files in his hands to the others. After opening them one by one, everyone’s expression suddenly stiffened.
There was only one line in bold and black on the blank document: ‘This information is top-level files for which you are unable to inspect with authority!’
“We don’t have the authority to look into this?”
“What did that old man do?”
“it’s impossible for a person with his authority to perform an encryption of this level!”
“The central computer can’t be restricted by the old man, which means that this encryption has to be approved by the central computer?”
“What sick joke is this!”
Their discussion became louder and louder. Xiao Lin vaguely heard some of their conversations and tried to understand them. For example, the ‘old man’ that they spoke of probably meant the dean. Such a disrespectful name left Xiao Lin feeling increasingly unhappy. He had a good first impression of the dean and he began loathing those people even more.
The student union president helplessly cleared his throat and was forced to remind everyone again that they were still assessing the class monitors. 11 more people were waiting for them after Xiao Lin’s turn.
In fact, there was nothing more they could say after seeing the authority letter produced by the central computer. Instead, they looked at Xiao Lin with a strange look and attempted to figure out how he was different.
The next process was relatively simple. The student union president started to read another report, and Xiao Lin learned that there were also hidden evaluations for monitors in addition to the basic evaluation for the monthly exam.
“Student Xiao Lin, commanding ability: three and a half stars. Combat ability: five stars. Coordination ability: three stars. Battle preparation and judgment: four stars. The full mark is five stars, and this is the final assessment given to you by the central computer for your monthly exam. You’ve passed your monitor’s evaluation. Congratulations,” the president smiled and gave his well wishes.
The president turned to the other people again. “If there are no further questions, the next person can be called in.”
It was normal for them not to have any objections, but Xiao Lin suddenly hesitated before asking, “Sorry, I’m still a little confused and I wonder if I should mention it.”
“It’s about the resurrection tower,” Xiao Lin seemed to hesitate, because this question had been lingering in his mind since the monthly exam. He simply did not have time to think about it at the time, but it continued to linger in his mind even after the monthly exam was over. It was not a question he could answer himself, so he gritted his teeth and asked, “Did the elves really take away the resurrection tower and Captain Yu?”
The helpless president glanced at the displeased faces of several other people and sighed, “Well, to you the truth, the elves did take away the complete resurrection tower and Captain Yu, but so many years have passed and Captain Yu must have been sacrificed. It’s not that we never thought of rescuing him, it’s just…”
“That’s not it.” Xiao Lin interrupted him quickly, “I mean, won’t there be any problems?”
“Huh? What problems?” The student union president was also quite confused. He thought that Xiao Lin was bogged down with the fact that Dawn Academy did not save the captain.
“The resurrection tower, it’s practically the Midas touch for us, ahem, I mean, resurrection is our biggest advantage. Is it really okay?”
The president said kindly, “Like I said, you can set your mind at ease about this. Let me make an analogy. The resurrection tower is equivalent to a lock. The complexity of this lock is beyond anyone’s ability to unlock, and even though you managed to obtain that lock, it’s not a lock you’ll ever want to open!”