Fantasy Simulator - Chapter 166
In the classroom, Chen Heng began to read through a book.
Around him, the others did the same and also revised.
No one whispered or chatted; everyone did their best to go through material to prepare for the lesson.
This included Chen Heng.
In the Azure Heaven Realm, even though he had mainly focused on immortal cultivation, he had also done much research into the Basic Meditation Technique.
Back then, he had been a True Lord, and even though he did not know too much about the Sorcerer system, he could make some sense out of it.
Given his experience and his powerful mental energy, Chen Heng was able to easily grasp these things.
As the other students were still frowning and reading, he had read much more than them.
After a while, footsteps sounded out as other students arrived.
This included Zana and the other people who had come here with Chen Heng; not a single person was missing.
This was not an ordinary school but a Sorcerer academy.
If anyone dared to not come to classes, the consequences would be quite severe.
Putting aside the negative reactions from the teacher, missing out on learning things would cause them to feel quite uncomfortable.
They had spent large amounts of money to come here, and wasn’t that for the purpose of learning things?
As such, no one was willing to skip class, even Chen Heng.
Different from everyone else, after Zana walked in and saw Chen Heng, her face lit up.
“Ed, you came so early.”
A look of delight appeared on her face as she quickly walked over to Chen Heng’s side and sat down next to him.
There had originally been someone sitting next to Chen Heng, but seeing Zana, they had immediately given up their seat.
This caused Chen Heng to feel a bit of surprise.
Indeed, even though it was not a big deal to Chen Heng, Zana was indeed one of the most outstanding students out of this batch.
Whether it was her family, talent, or mental energy, she was far above other students.
In actuality, she only acted respectfully in front of Chen Heng.
In front of other students, she was completely different.
From this, Chen Heng understood how strict hierarchy was among Sorcerers.
Back in the Doyle family’s castle, Griffin had emphasised the importance of etiquette between Sorcerers. Lower-grade Sorcerers had to treat higher-grade Sorcerers with respect, or else they could face death.
However, Chen Heng had only interacted with Griffin, so he had not taken this to heart.
However, now he understood.
The interactions between students made some things evident.
Sitting in his seat, Chen Heng thought to himself as he maintained his calm expression.
Behind him, some people began to whisper.
Many students’ attention was focused on him.
Of the 60 or so students here, a fair portion of them had come from the same place as Chen Heng.
The others did not know much about Chen Heng.
As such, seeing this scene, they felt quite curious.
Some people’s gazes towards Chen Heng changed.
Sitting in his seat, Chen Heng could clearly sense these changes.
The most evident thing was that those who had been sitting near him began to instinctively distance themselves from him and look at him with more respect.
Sensing these changes, Chen Heng inwardly shook his head but did not say anything.
This was fine.
Even though this was not what he was used to, there were still benefits to it.
To be respected by others was a kind of power.
As he thought this, Chen Heng continued to diligently read.
Time gradually passed.
After all of the students were here, some light footsteps sounded out from outside as a figure slowly walked in.
That person wore gray robes and was very skinny. He looked as if he had just woken up and looked quite tired, and he held a book in his hand.
“Allow me to introduce myself.”
He walked to the lectern and rubbed his eyes as he said, “I am your teacher; you can call me Derley.
“For this month, your classes will all be taught by me. Now, open your books. We will begin this lesson with the origin of runes.”
After walking in, Derley wasted no words and immediately began to teach.
Different from what Chen Heng had expected, this first lesson did not have any deep content, and was only about the origin of runes.
However, what caused Chen Heng to frown was Derley’s teaching style.
He just held the book and calmly spoke without any emotions the entire time.
This was not like teaching but reading a textbook.
This could be called teaching?
Chen Heng inwardly frowned.
Compared to this Sorcerer, his previous life’s Physical Education teacher had been quite good.
After all, when the Physical Education teacher Dalin taught, he would at least make things interesting and give them some questions to do.
However, there was none of that here.
Derley was only reading from the textbook, and when he was not doing that, he just casually talked.
In Chen Heng’s previous life, this kind of person could never be a teacher.
However, after slightly thinking about it, Chen Heng understood why this was.
Sorcerer academies were different from schools in his previous life. In his previous life, if a person wanted to teach, they would have to do examinations and placements to prove that they had the capability to teach.
This made sure that teachers passed a basic benchmark at least, or they could not enter a school.
However, things were different for Sorcerer academies.
Firstly, different from ordinary teachers, Sorcerers were special existences.
Having such existences teach classes was already quite difficult.
Powerful and knowledgeable Sorcerers normally would not deign to teach students. Those who would be willing to do such a thing would only be the mediocre ones.
Most of them would be like Michael and the others: Apprentices. Some were not even Third Rank Apprentices.
After all, from what Chen Heng had seen, even in the Hunter’s House, there were not Third Rank Apprentices everywhere; they were also quite rare.
Even though they were not as rare as true Sorcerers, they were still quite rare and had many things to do, such as the academy’s tasks or their own experiments.
As such, it was most likely just some normal Second Rank Apprentices who would teach.
These Apprentices were not great and often had many things they did not understand themselves, and yet they were to teach others.
Moreover, just having sufficient talent and strength did not mean that one would be a good teacher.
Just because one was good at something did not mean that they could teach it well.
From what Chen Heng had seen, most Sorcerers were quite antisocial, and it was obvious what the lessons of such people would be like.
As such, this kind of situation was not very surprising.
Thinking to there, Chen Heng inwardly sighed and tightly gripped his book.
Sorcerer knowledge was quite complicated. Even though these were just the basics, there were still many complex things that made him feel quite surprised.
Despite there being such complicated content, the teachers were so lacking.
This greatly tested students’ self-study abilities.
In other words, if students were not very smart or hardworking, they would quickly fall behind the others.
When that time came, what would those students do?
Chen Heng felt that this was an opportunity, but how it turned out would depend on him.
Following this, Chen Heng continued to listen to the lesson.
Soon, a bell rang outside; it was the sound of someone ringing a large bell.
There were many puppets responsible for the bells in order to let people know of the time.
This bell meant that it was time for the lesson to end.
As expected, Derley looked outside and put down his book as he then looked at the students and said, “Alright, that’s it for this lesson; I’ll leave the rest to you to self-study. I look forward to our next lesson.”
After emotionlessly saying these things, he turned and walked out.
Looking at Derley walking away, most students’ mouths hung open but did not say anything.
“He spoke way too quickly…”
“I didn’t get a lot of that…”
Many complaints sounded out, as students all looked quite pained.
“Ed, did you understand all that?” Zana asked in a small voice.
“Mostly, yes,” Chen Heng said as he nodded, “The remainder shouldn’t be a problem.”
Hearing this, Zana’s eyes lit up.
She looked at Chen Heng in admiration and sighed, “There were many things that I didn’t understand or remember.”
After saying this, she looked at the book on her table, which was filled with countless notes.
Sorcerers’ memories far surpassed that of ordinary people.
However, she still needed to write things down so she could look over them later.
This was what most students had done.
Otherwise, after that fast-paced and disorganised lesson, they would not retain anything.
However, Chen Heng was different.
His mental energy was far more powerful than ordinary people.
Most students used pen and paper to write down the lesson contents so that they would not forget, but Chen Heng did not have this need at all.
Moreover, with his past experience as a True Lord, he had much knowledge and experience.
Even though the world was different and some principles had changed, many things were common.
Looking at things from a True Lord’s perspective, Chen Heng had much less difficulty understanding various things than other people.
Even though that lesson had been quite difficult for others, it was not a big deal for him.
“If you want, I can spend some time tutoring you,” Chen Heng said as he put his book away and looked at Zana.
Hearing this, a look of delight appeared on Zana’s face.
Chen Heng nodded, “Of course. However, since it will take up some of my time, it will not be free.”
Chen Heng’s expression was calm and did not feel embarrassed.
There was nothing embarrassing about asking for payment in exchange for his time and effort.
This was quite common among Sorcerers.
“That is very reasonable.”
Zana nodded before asking, “How many magic stones do you want?”
Chen Heng said after thinking, “Just one magic stone is fine. I can repeat it three times.”
In the end, this was a basic class, and it would not be good to ask for too much.
His main goal was to see if this was possible or not.
If this was possible, he could do the same for a higher price for other classes.
He could also interact with various students and gain some connections.
“One magic stone to repeat three times?”
Another student said, “Can I join?”
Chen Heng nodded before saying, “If you can get another five people to join, you can attend for free.”
That student looked overjoyed, “Really? It’s a deal!”
He immediately turned and left, most likely to find others.
Looking at this person leaving, Chen Heng inwardly shook his head as he looked at Zana and said, “Of course, that applies to you too.”
“It’s fine,” Zana shook her head, “I’ll just give you the magic stone.”
Following this, she directly took out a magic stone from her bag.
Compared to others, given that she came from a Sorcerer family, she naturally had much resources.
She did not lack magic stones, and a single one was not a big deal to her.
Looking at her taking out the magic stone so willingly, Chen Heng did not hold back and accepted it.
Time continued to pass.
In the academy, students had much time to themselves.
The academy did not have many classes, and each day only had one class on average.
After all, Sorcerers were all very busy and did not have that much time to waste on new students.
As such, Chen Heng began to do his tutoring on that very day.
Because it had not been long and there were not many people who had tried it, only ten or so people came to the first session.
What surprised Chen Heng was that student called Mahler from before.
In order to save that one magic stone, he had actually brought five people.
What surprised him even more was that there were a few people in this group who were not part of his batch but the previous batch.
It seemed that there were many people in the previous batch who had fallen behind and still did not understand the basic classes.
Standing at the lectern, Chen Heng thought to himself.
They were in a classroom, which Chen Heng had booked.
The booking process was quite simple; he just had to ask Michael.
Just like Michael had said, he managed various things in the academy, and booking a classroom was not a big deal.
After everyone arrived, Chen Heng began to talk.
The students below immediately sensed something was different.
Compared to what Derley had taught, the contents that Chen Heng talked about were not any deeper, but his teaching style was much better.
Some topics that were quite boring became quite interesting when he talked about them.
Just listening to him speak felt quite comfortable.
Moreover, he would talk about his understanding and talk about the principles and concepts in detail.
This was much better than the lesson that Derley had given.
In actuality, there was no difference in the difficulty of the lessons that the both of them gave; it was just a difference in attitude and teaching style.