Mages Are Too OP - Chapter 707
Chapter 707 Anxiety Must Be Eased
Roland considered for a long time after hearing what Douglas said.
It was certainly great that he had the state government at his back, but… A long time later, he asked, “If the state government is so willing to help me, what price do I need to pay?”
“Mr. Roland, this is nothing personal, but we hope that you can write down your experiences in spellcasting,” said Douglas with a helpless smile. “You’re essentially a state-of-the-art product that the state government has created. We’re naturally curious as to why you can cast spells in reality.”
Roland nodded. “That’s easy. It’s actually similar to the spell models that I have in the game. But those models have all been weakened and simplified to be used in reality Anything else?”
“In addition, while the state wouldn’t restrict you, we would like you to let researchers accompany you and run tests on you with equipment that won’t cause you harm during your spell experiments.”
That was also very reasonable.
Roland nodded and accepted the request.
He was also curious to know how magic could be observed and interpreted with science.
Now that Roland was on board, Douglas seemed even more relaxed and happy. “Also, my superiors promised that you will be employed by the government as a Section Chief, with a salary of about ten thousand yuan per month and full benefits. That will give you a reason to go out during the day.”
Fine… They had even found an excuse for him.
What could Roland possibly do? He couldn’t refuse them. The virtual cabins belonged to the state government in the first place. He estimated that the fifty thousand yuan was just the rent.
Millions must’ve been invested to create each of the virtual cabins.
Also, certain special materials might have been involved, or it would be unreasonable that only half a million virtual cabins were released.
In any case, he had truly taken advantage of the state government to become a man with superpowers. It was fine for him to cooperate with them if they wanted to conduct follow-up research.
Besides, the benefits and resources that the state government offered weren’t bad at all.
“Tomorrow, report to the Human Resources and Social Security Bureau and register there. Although we’ll take care of everything for you, we still have to follow the standard procedure. Now is a great time for that.” Douglas smiled. “We can’t let others notice anything wrong.” Roland smiled. “Thank you.”
“Right, Mr. Roland. Between you and me, I’m very curious about one thing.” Douglas asked enthusiastically, “What other spells can you cast besides Mud To Rock?”
“Illumination, Teleportation, and Magic Shield.”
All the three of them gasped.
Illumination was all right, but Teleportation, which involved space, was truly a marvelous skill.
As for Magic Shield, it prevented Roland from ever being ambushed.
It meant that if Roland were a criminal, the country would have to deploy countless forces in order to catch him.
Looking at their expressions, Roland knew what they were thinking, so he said, “As I said, all the spells are weakened versions. I can only teleport six hundred meters, and my shield can only block pistol bullets.”
“That’s already good enough.” The girl looked at Roland passionately. “Besides, you’re still getting stronger. You may be able to weather through a nuclear bomb someday.” Roland looked at the girl in surprise. He even caught a glimpse of lust in her eyes.
At first, he found it odd. Then he realized what was going on.
It was decided by DNA that women worshiped strong males, for a better future for their offspring.
In the information age, money meant power, so women loved those who were rich. It was their natural instinct and sense of responsibility for their children, which had nothing to do with morals or dignity.
Roland, with his powers, was a real strong man at this moment.
Therefore, even though it was the first time she had seen Roland, and even though she didn’t really have any feelings for him, she subconsciously wanted to give birth to a stronger child because of her DNA.
It was beyond her control.
Roland looked at her and asked, “Are you a player of this game too?”
“No.” The girl shook her head. “But I’m responsible for gathering information from the game and predicting which player is most likely to awaken superpowers. We’ve been paying attention to you, so it was quite easy for us to identify you after we came here.”
So that was the case!
Roland had been curious as to how they could’ve reacted so fast.
Douglas asked, “Mr. Roland, what spell are you going to test next? Tell us the truth, so that we can build a laboratory for you.”
“The blue fireball spell.” Roland looked at him and spoke rather solemnly.
All three of them looked at each other in silence.
A long time later, Douglas said in frustration, “Wouldn’t that be crazy? Even one of your blue fireballs will be quite influential. Chances are that the media will say that there’s a weapon test site in this city.”
“That’s why I wanted to build it underground,” said Roland. “But someone just razed it.”
All three of them laughed when they heard that, almost in a gloating way.
Douglas asked, “How long did it take you to build your secret base?”
“About a month.”
“All right.” Douglas stood up. “Give us one month, and we’ll give you a better underground base for experiments.”
Roland also stood up. “You’re leaving? Why don’t I buy you lunch before you go?”
“Running your errand is more important. After the base is built, we’ll have a lot of time to have food together.” Douglas rose and left.
His companions followed him. The girl glanced at Roland, as if she were unwilling to go.
After seeing them off, Roland returned home.
Then, he asked for the Residence Booklet from his parents. He needed the information on it for his application.
Under normal circumstances, the Residence Booklet was kept by the house owner, namely his parents.
His mother curiously asked him why he wanted the Residence Booklet.
So, Roland told her, “I took part in the Civil Service Exam earlier and passed it. Now, I have to submit my personal information and wait for vetting. The government staff may ask our relatives about me.”
The Civil Service Exam was held not long earlier. It was why Douglas said now was a good time.
His mother jumped to her feet the moment she heard that. “Well done, son!”
She went to her husband with a smile and told him the great news.
Roland returned to his room and meditated again after a shower.
When it was time, he entered the game.
A month had already passed in the game. Roland had already finished his etiquette training. He was merely staying in Stephanie’s manor.
Tomorrow was the day of the king’s abdication. The atmosphere in the capital was rather nervous.
Even a curfew had been implemented.
It was already midnight.
The night breeze was rather cold. Seated on the spacious balcony, Roland raised his head and looked at the bright stars.
There were more stars here than on Earth, and they were brighter.
He enjoyed fruit wine while he waited for Andonara.
This big room was Stephanie’s, but Roland and Andonara had been using it.
The poor owner of the room had been driven to the guest room upstairs.
He was waiting for Andonara. His back had been aching a lot both in the game and in reality. It couldn’t be helped. He had been really exhausted.
Andonara was better at bed fights than he had anticipated.
Roland was even of a mind to reverse the Essence To Magic Power spell into Magic Power To Essence, so he wouldn’t be exhausted.
That was rather intriguing.
The more he thought about it, the more useful Roland found the spell.
But it was already very late. He might as well wait until the next day.
The sound of the door being opened came, followed by gentle footsteps.
Roland, however, didn’t think that it was right.
He was quite familiar with Andonara’s footsteps. As a Great Swordsman, Andonara walked with longer strides than regular females did and her gait was steadier.
However, the footsteps of the visitor were gentle and hasty.
She must’ve been walking fast.
Roland turned his head in confusion, only to be so shocked that he nearly spouted the fruit wine in his mouth back to the cup.
The visitor was Stephanie.
She was slightly blushing and wearing a half-transparent silk pajama.
Although it was night, Roland could see her clearly with his eyesight. “First Princess, you’re…” Roland subconsciously stood up and intended to leave.
Andonara was about to finish her shower. If she saw him and Stephanie, who wore such alluring clothes, in the room, she might cut Stephanie into pieces.
She wouldn’t do anything to Roland.
But the First Princess was also a Warrior. Even though she was only level two, she was not slow at all.
She quickly walked to Roland and pressed on his shoulder, preventing him from rising.
“Don’t go just yet.”
They were so close that Roland could tell that Stephanie must’ve just showered, as was evident by the moisture on her body and the fragrance of flowers.
That was a specialty of the elves too.
It came from a cosmetic product that was made of petals and special minerals and looked like soap.
Only the grandest nobles could afford it.
Stephanie stepped forward and simply sat on Roland’s thigh. “Andonara has agreed to it. She’ll join us later. She’s taking a shower.”
Roland took a deep breath.
Everything was all too exciting.
Because of the transparency of the silk, and the short distance between then, he could see Stephanie’s everything.
Roland asked a rather ambiguous question.
But Stephanie knew what he was asking.
She said with a reddened face, “I’ll be enthroned tomorrow. I’m so nervous that my heart is almost beating out of my chest. Feel it if you don’t believe me.”
As she talked, she placed Roland’s right hand on her heart.
“The most effective way to ease anxiety is sex.” There was intention lust in Stephanie’s eyes. “However, you are the only man in the capital that I’m interested in. I would rather give myself to you than a random man.”
Roland felt that his mouth was dry as he listened.
In fact, Stephanie left something unsaid… It had been a month since Roland came to the manor. When he slept with Andonara every day, did he think that the person who slept upstairs could not hear anything?
Even if she couldn’t hear it, she could still imagine it.
She was a young widow anyway, and she had been holding back for a long time.
Roland laid his hand on Stephanie’s waist. “You won’t regret it?”
“Why would I? It’s a one-night thing anyway. My husband is long dead.” Stephanie, on the other hand, rubbed Roland’s chin gently with her finger. “But are you interested in me?”
Roland instantly answered the question with action. He took Stephanie to the bed and threw himself to it.
Soon, noises of flesh against flesh echoed in the room.
Very soon, about fourteen minutes later, Andonara returned from her shower and joined the fight.
On the second day, Stephanie got up before the dawn and went to the royal palace.
Although she had only slept for two hours the previous night, she wasn’t sleepy at all but quite energetic, her flushed cheeks like those of a young girl.
She looked rather beautiful.
Roland, on the other hand, held his back when he woke up.
He only needed to say one sentence on behalf of the Association of Mages at the right time and place.
It wasn’t a difficult task.
However, he had to stand through the whole ceremony, which would waste a lot of time.
Andonara woke up too soon.
She helped him put on the magic robe that the Association of Mages delivered for the ceremony.
The magic robe was expensive and looked quite awesome.
It was almost a source of light pollution.
Magic arrays and circuits in various colors had been imprinted on them.
Some of them could increase magic power regeneration, some could provide defense, and some could launch counterattacks when triggered.
It was safe to say that they were the collective wisdom of the Fareins Association of Mages.
They had put all the most practical and effective magic arrays on the robe like someone who had just become rich.
In Roland’s eyes with the system, the stats of the item were as follows:
Item: Fareins Ceremonial Ritual Robe (Epic)
Effect: The seventeen magic arrays on it endow the wearer with very practical abilities.
Abilities: Click here to open (a link with a green underline)
The item might be really useful, but it still couldn’t compare to the Life Goddess’s Button, mainly because the skills were too unorganized.
Also, some of the skills might be accidentally triggered, as those magic arrays weren’t very stable.
Roland felt that he was almost blinded after he put on the robe.
Andonara, however, appeared fascinated. “My man is really handsome and charismatic.”
Roland didn’t know what to say. He was simply a mobile source of colorful light.
If he had been dressed like this on Earth, people would’ve laughed at him. But in this world, magic represented strength.
The source of colorful light represented a terrifying power that could easily take lives.
More importantly, it stood for an influential organization.
Although Roland found himself hilarious, nobody who saw him dared to laugh.
They didn’t even find him amusing; they simply sensed the daunting pressure from him, which came from a significant amount of money that meant absolute power in every world.
After, Roland had some random food and then arrived at the royal palace with Andonara in the carriage that the Association of Mages sent to him.
The ceremony would be held in the royal palace very soon.