Elite Mages’ Academy - Chapter 626
Xiao Lin worked hard to think about it, but regretfully, he could not remember anything. It could only mean that there had been too much information pouring into his brain in a short time. On top of that, his pain caused him to be unable to think. After a long time, he shook his head and said, “I think I saw Poseidon, and after that it seemed like I saw the universe… I’m sorry, I really can’t remember. No, I actually can’t tell what it was. A fantasy? Or was it a dream?”
“Memories.” Song Junlang stood up and put down his notebook, walking to the window as he looked at the sky outside while he pondered the information.
Xiao Lin did not interrupt, and waited.
After a few minutes, Song Junlang continued, “My hypothesis was right. The sea G.o.d’s guardians, the Atlantean era… No, it should be lifeforms even older than that ancient civilization. Their genes themselves are unique. The academies, including myself, could not make any progress no matter how much we researched. Back then, I suspected that our research methods were wrong, that there were some conditions that we could not achieve.”
Xiao Lin’s lips twitched, not bothering to curse at the fact that he had been taken advantage of again. Song Junlang did not make that potion for him out of kindness, but had an ulterior motive. However, he was also curious. It was possible that his interactions with Silverlight had let him understand more than he could before, so he was not too surprised.
“So you want to use me to understand the secrets of the ancient genes?”
“I did say you were special.” Song Junlang acknowledged it.
“However, it seems to have failed. I don’t really have much information to tell you.” Xiao Lin blinked.
Song Junlang shrugged and smiled. “There’s no way around it. The main goal is still to help you get past the side effects of using Myth. The research into the information hidden in the ancient genes was just an added benefit. It would be great if we could discover something, but nothing can be done if we can’t.”
Xiao Lin rolled his eyes, a look of disbelief on his face. He stood up and opened the computer there, pulling out his personal information. On the section containing his lifespan, he noticed that his remaining lifespan had increased to fifty years.
“Why didn’t it increase fully? I remember you added more than ten bottles of novice lifewater?” Xiao Lin asked curiously.
“Be satisfied!” Song Junlang stared at him and said, “It’s already the best result. Based on my simulations, it would have been great if you could get just twenty years. It’s strange, though. The effect is much better than I thought, but I used your blood and genes from last semester to simulate it. Did you go through any changes?”
Song Junlang started to throw a curious and fervent look at Xiao Lin. Xiao Lin retreated a few steps before saying angrily, “Don’t even think about it! I won’t give you any more samples of my blood!”
Pausing, Xiao Lin added, “Let’s not talk about that for now. Do you still have that black potion? Give me a few more bottles.”
“Don’t even think about it!”
“Alright, stop joking.”
“I really am not joking this time.”
The two of them looked at each other, and Song Junlang smiled bitterly. “Do you think I gave you some sort of cabbage? Do you know how hard it was to obtain his ancient genes?”
“Didn’t you grow that squid?”
“That’s right! That squid used up every single body part that Dawn Academy obtained from Earth. Unless you can find another guardian for me, or if you can just get me a sample of Poseidon, I won’t be able to make that potion for you. Do you understand?”
“A sample of Poseidon?” Xiao Lin had a strange expression.
No matter what, fifty years of remaining lifespan was much better than ten. More importantly, he gained additional usages of Myth, even if the remaining lifespan he had might only be enough for a minute or too. However, considering the power of Myth, a minute or two was enough to do so much.
It was only a month away from the tournament, and in order to preserve the condition of the monitors, there was no monthly examination that month, which allowed everyone to see how much importance the academy placed on the tournament.
The monitors had also finally started their team training. Of the seven points within the tournament, the team portion made up for three of them. It was very important, so no academies would dare to give up on that portion easily. Going into the tournament, the team events were definitely the most important, especially in the eyes of the older colonists. The team events were the best reflection of the overall power of an academy.
“In the following month, the training will be focused on the team event,” Yu Mei said during their training. “After the earlier individual training, I know a lot of your egos have been inflated. However, team events are different from individual events. Personal skill might affect your odds of winning, but teamwork can often eliminate that advantage.”
“Team battles are more complicated than individual ones. If I just stand here and talk, I don’t think you guys will be able to realize it. So, at the end of this month, which is this Sat.u.r.day, I will organize a friendly match, and your opponents will be the Russian Voyna Akademiya!”
After a short silence, everyone exploded.
That news had not been leaked at all before this, and even Xiao Lin, with all his connections, had not caught wind of any of it. Normally, the end of the month should be the day of the monthly examination, and now cancelling the monthly examination in place of the friendly match seemed to be something that had already been planned.
Yu Mei was quite happy with their shock, and she motioned for everyone to quiet down before she said, “Since it’s just a friendly, we discussed with the Russians and agreed that we will not use the formal tournament format. We will only go through two rounds of individual fights and a team fight. This time we will be the hosts, and the Russians will be arriving later today. After the training, anyone who’s interested can go and introduce yourselves.”
“What about the list of partic.i.p.ants?” Cheng Ming asked.
Since there were only individual and team events, then there would only be seven partic.i.p.ants. That meant that at least half of them would not be fielded. As first-year students, other than Xiao Lin, it would be their first time interacting with the other academies, so it was hard to hold back from the excitement. Even if it was a friendly match, everyone was eager to perform.
“The partic.i.p.ants have already been decided.” Yu Mei exchanged a look with Bai Ning, and after that, Bai Ning spoke in a sweet voice.
“The individual event partic.i.p.ants will be Xiao Lin and Chen Dao. The team event partic.i.p.ants will be Chen Dao, Gu Xiaoyue, Sheng Guo, An Luo, and Sun Xiao.”