Elite Mages’ Academy - Chapter 515: Casino
Looking at Liang Taibai’s haggard face after working for the whole night, Xiao Lin thought for a moment before sitting back down, bringing up what he had talked to the other clans about.
“That’s the gist of it. I had my hands tied in that situation. I did not have much strength left after killing Valen. Even my black knight would have been greatly outnumbered. I could only temporarily placate the clans, but I thought about it on the way back, and it seems like a good idea.” Xiao Lin waited for a reply after his explanation.
After a long time, a cold wind blew in from the windows as Liang Taibai looked at Xiao Lin speechlessly. Xiao Lin could only cough awkwardly at the gaze.
“Xiao Lin, stop torturing me!” Liang Taibai had a powerless look on his face. “I understand the idea behind it, and I’ve also heard of Ibeiya’s status, but why do you think that Ibeiya controlling the dark clans would be useful to us?”
“I trust Ibeiya a lot.”
Xiao Lin paused, sighing. He understood that, even if he trusted Ibeiya a lot, even if that girl showed a maturity beyond her age, Ibeiya had never held any ill-will toward Xiao Lin, and she possessed a special bloodline.
If Dawn Academy needed to support a local to take over the Rosa Kingdom, Ibeiya was definitely the best choice.
That was definitely so from Xiao Lin’s perspective, but the problem was that only he trusted her. To everyone else, not even just the military, but anyone with power in Dawn Academy, entrusting such a huge responsibility to a girl in her teens was impossible.
“However, your actions tonight aren’t meaningless. At least, you’ve helped us open up a lot of possibilities.” Liang Taibai patted Xiao Lin’s shoulder.
Liang Taibai was decisive. After losing the resurrection tower and knowing they faced an unknown opponent, he immediately made the call to retreat. He had the right to do that as an amba.s.sador, even if that decision might lead to the locals being attacked by the approaching rebel troops; it was still better than having their own people die because of it.
Xiao Lin was actually unwilling, but he did not have any right to speak on the matter.
The next morning, Xiao Lin started to pack up after getting enough rest. Every person from Dawn Academy was doing the same thing. No one wanted to lose their lives for no reason, and the lack of a resurrection tower had taken away their reason to stay.
The Rosa Kingdom’s resurrection tower was large, standing tall in the middle of the city, its coverage encompa.s.sing the entire royal city. It was the symbol of Dawn Academy, yet it was gone in just one night. The citizens of the royal city might not have understood the complicated processes behind it, but they could still guess what was happening from the increased security in the emba.s.sy, as well as the sudden closure of various colonist shops.
The entire royal city entered a state of chaos. Everyone had felt unsafe before this, but at the very least, the existence of Dawn Academy meant that the rebels would not inflict too much destruction if they entered the city. That was why many citizens decided to stay behind despite the large number of refugees, and normal order was maintained.
However, now their last pillar had been destroyed. Without the colonists, it was difficult to say what the rebels would do when they came. This world did not have any international regulations. Whatever atrocities the rebels did when they entered the city would only be known by the heavens.
Ibeiya definitely needed to be brought along. As for the other clans, Xiao Lin did not have the time to handle it for now. That was due to the fact that he had rushed to the largest casino in the city, Century Casino, right after receiving Liang Taibai’s retreat order.
At the start of the monthly examination, An Fumin had asked him to bring some items back. That was quite normal, since couriers did not exist on Planet Norma. With the civil war in the Rosa Kingdom, anyone else doing it would have very low reliability.
Xiao Lin guessed that it was something to do with money, even if it would make things hard for him. If the amount was large enough, it would definitely affect their journey and increase the danger, such as being chased by the rebels. However, Xiao Lin never broke his promises.
Century Casino had already received a notification from the emba.s.sy. However, the large and luxurious casino did not stop their operations on that day. Even with the entire city in that state, there was still no shortage of gamblers within the city.
Xiao Lin used his emba.s.sy pa.s.s to enter the casino office. The boss, a middle-aged woman who oozed femininity, received him.
“I’m Sun Jia, the boss here. Ah, even if that b.a.s.t.a.r.d has mentioned you to me before, I really didn’t think you’d be so young.”
“h.e.l.lo!” Her low neckline revealed two half-hidden white globes, and Xiao Lin quickly retreated two steps before politely saying, “I was asked by An Fumin to bring some things back. I trust you received the emba.s.sy’s notice as well, so I hope you’ll make your preparations quickly and not delay anything. I’ll let the emba.s.sy know to allow your transports to leave earlier.”
Sun Jia Looked at Xiao Lin, amused. “That b.a.s.t.a.r.d did not tell you what you were transporting. It seems like he doesn’t trust you that much. Hahaha, let me tell you, you must not believe that b.a.s.t.a.r.d too much, or you’ll eventually be sold by him for money.”
Sun Jia’s intimate way of addressing An Fumin caused him to speculate on their relationship, but Xiao Lin did not feel like gossiping at the time, so he somewhat coolly, “I’m only working with An Fumin, helping each other out. That’s right, he promised he would support me financially. My gear has been quite beaten up lately, and the emba.s.sy does not have that much of a stockpile, so I hope you can prepare some better equipment for me.”
Sun Jia smirked. “You’re quite bold. Don’t worry, my information network is even better than the emba.s.sy’s. The rebels are still a month away from us. Just two days won’t change anything.”
“But shipping money would attract too much attention.” Xiao Lin could not help but remind her.
“Who told you you were transporting money?”
“What, is that not the case?” Xiao Lin started to redden, realizing that he seemed to have misunderstood something.
“Hahaha!” Sun Jia laughed once again.