Elite Mages’ Academy - Chapter 464: New Curriculum
Chen Dao was actually a very simple person. In terms of his greatest interests, besides all kinds of fantasy novels, it was probably women of different races.
After affirming Chen Dao’s ability, Yu Mei also chose the right moments to talk about his ideals and fantasies. For example, how beautiful were the elves, or how flirtatious the Norman human beauties were, or how there was no such thing as marriage law in Planet Norma, and so on. Chen Dao was so bewitched that his eyes were shining, and he almost swore loyalty on the spot.
Xiao Lin’s eyes twitched as he heard this. It was indeed as Yu Mei said, there was no such thing as marriage law on Planet Norma. People from Earth over there were free to marry whoever they wanted and marry as many as they wanted. However, Xiao Lin was also aware that the mixed blood between Earth and Normans currently had a serious defect. This defect would cause them to have a very short lifespan.
Xiao Lin had met Gu Xiaoyue and even Hammerhead the Orc. This tragedy was undoubtedly cruel to them.
However, Xiao Lin also knew not to break the fantasy that Yu Mei painted on the spot. Yu Mei then briefly spoke about the developments of the legion. In fact, they were recruiting, and recruiting like mad. The recruitment for the legion was currently only open to people on Earth. They were trustworthy people, and they could only rely on them to recruit and promote the legion.
The outcome of the meal was really successful, and Chen Dao’s enthusiasm was even higher than Xiao Lin had imagined. In the end, Yu Mei also hinted at another matter: the Inter-academy Tournament.
This could be regarded as an after-meal chat. Although the list of entries had not been officially announced, it was basically certain that both Chen Dao and Xiao Lin were selected to partic.i.p.ate.
“The academy attaches great importance to this compet.i.tion. By the way, I will tell you a secret.”
Xiao Lin rolled his eyes at Yu Mei’s mischievous smile. If it was really a secret, obviously they should not know it. However, it seemed that it was probably just an internal secret.
“This education reform was actually a preparation for the Inter-academy Tournament. The academy hopes that the current batch of students could gain some honor for the academy. Hehe, otherwise some people will not take us seriously!” Yu Mei’s smile was cold when she uttered the last sentence.
Chen Dao was still clueless, while Xiao Lin vaguely thought about something. The president had also mentioned something similar. It involved games between the academies, and naturally, it was not something people like them could talk about.
Xiao Lin thought of more, and asked abruptly, “How is the dean now?”
Chen Dao looked at him incomprehensibly. Last semester, there was a newspaper article about the attack on the dean. Although the matter fizzled out, there was no more news about it. The freshmen probably would not pay attention, but Xiao Lin suddenly recalled this incident.
Yu Mei squinted at him. After being silent for some time, she said indifferently, “Don’t worry. How could anything happen to that old man! Sort yourself out before worrying about others!”
Xiao Lin stared at Yu Mei, trying very hard to discern anything from her expression. However, it was a pity that he could not see anything. He did not have much contact with the dean, but he knew very well that his current special treatment was all thanks to the dean. Compared to the military who was willing to trade his life for Lilith’s, he undoubtedly liked the kind old man better.
“I understand, I will try my best in the tournament.” Although Xiao Lin was already prepared, he declared it more solemnly this time. Even if it was to repay the care that the dean had provided all this time, he had to also help Dawn Academy acquire some honor in the tournament.
After Yu Mei left, the peace in Xiao Lin’s life was restored. Of course, peace was also a relative term. Compared to having to travel to the New World from time to time or having to face multiple near-death situations, leisurely eating and sleeping in the academy was undoubtedly a much more comfortable life.
People only realized this when there is a comparison to be made. Therefore, even though the freshmen were pressured by the courses and were groaning repeatedly, Xiao Lin behaved very calmly.
Xiao Lin still devoted nearly half of his time to compressing elements, and the old professor was also shocked by his progress. Xiao Lin only took a week to cover the ground that took the old man several years. There was nothing more to teach him after that.
After completing the cla.s.s for compressed elements, all subsequent courses were shortened as much as possible for this time period. This was also to ensure stability after compression. However, Xiao Lin’s ambitions were greater. After initial success, he not only wanted to use the compressed elements in elemental swordsmanship; he also wanted to apply them to the learning of spells.
On top of that, Xiao Lin also took the time to start reading up on other courses. After all, his goal was to reach the Bronze rank, so he needed to improve attributes beyond just Intelligence.
The advanced courses in the subsequent semester would bring about a much higher difficulty. In terms of swordsmanship, he was quite comfortable, because in the final exam last semester, he actually experienced the essence of Elementary Swordsmanship. Elementary Swordsmanship focused on the changes in swordsmanship, and not merely the simple combinations in Basic Swordsmanship.
Thus, this required students to select a specialization in different sword moves to be able to continue the course. For most students, it was still a little early to get in touch with sword aura. Therefore, most of the swordsmanship lessons provided to them by teachers did not require sword aura. A select few students, such as the talented recruits, naturally received exceptional treatment.
Xiao Lin, who had the freedom to engage in lessons, only started the Elementary Swordsmanship course halfway through the month. The teacher was a middle-aged man, who probably understood Xiao Lin’s privileges, and did not seem surprised. He enthusiastically helped Xiao Lin and introduced the alternative sword moves.
“You should already have a sword aura, just like Cheng Ming and the others. I won’t get into other sword moves, but you can look into these sets of sword moves.” Xiao Lin was in his first swordsmanship course, and this man took the initiative to hand over materials and books that were meant to introduce swordsmanship.
Another key point of the education reform was to enable outstanding students to receive a better education. To put it simply, the academy had shifted from a dogmatic approach of cultivating popular soldiers and colonists, to prioritize cultivating elites.
All of this was to prepare for the imminent Inter-academy Tournament, and obviously, the student union had already given the teachers the heads-up. All the contestants would receive extra privileges and treatment. So, even without Xiao Lin’s background, he would have received good treatment anyway.
There were actually many choices of sword moves and swordsmanship techniques. In Planet Norma’s development through millions of years, countless complete swordsmanship routines were formed. It was obviously impossible for the academy to provide for all of these techniques. For example, the materials that this man had handed over to Xiao Lin contained only about 20 carefully selected sets of routines.