Chapter 218 – Deception
You XiaoMo, who was blown away, quickly recovered.
Anyway, it was just like what Ling Xiao said. Nobody knew that the Heavenly Soul Scripture was in their hands, so he could just train with ease. If people found out about it in the future, he would just keep on insisting that the Heavenly Soul Scripture was his. That way, nobody would ever think of taking it from his hand.
After he decided on the ownership of the Heavenly Soul Scripture, You XiaoMo and Ling Xiao started looking for the information that they wanted.
Xian Ji Lou wouldn’t put up all the information that they sell on the board. They would first explain what kind of information it was with the price enclosed. If you thought you could afford it, and it was the type of information that you wanted, you could just go to the window selling the information inside the building.
You XiaoMo looked at the news that was on top of the small screen, and found information that he had never even heard of. Such as, two given forces were in conflict, or the progress and results of the great war from some famous powerhouses, and other information. But of course, the most eye-catching one was the information about Dao Xin Academy.
You XiaoMo found the section about Dao Xin Academy data and the inside information for student enrollment on the top five list. But when he saw the additional charge right beside the news, his jaw dropped. Even though it was just forthcoming information, they charged one thousand crystal coins, it really was expensive beyond limits. Moreover, he found that the prices for many items at Yan City mainly used crystal coins.
One thousand coins, that means he had to spend about ⅕ of his total savings. Ling Xiao touched his chin and pondered for a moment, “This price still makes sense, if there’s no better price, you can buy it.”
You XiaoMo leered at him, “From what point of view does this make you think that this price is good?”
Ling Xiao knew he was struggling with the price, and laughed, “Look carefully at the description above, the information that Xian Ji Lou gives is not only about student admission, they also have information about Dao Xin Academy, and we happen to need to ask about that one too. For the people who already know the information about Dao Xin Academy, this price is indeed really expensive, but for us, this information is exactly what we need the most. Well, although for this kind of information, we can just ask around a little bit, and we’ll know about it.”
You XiaoMo rolled his eyes. If Ling Xiao didn’t say it, he might feel a little bit comforted, but because he added that last sentence, it just made him feel worse. He might as well have not said anything from the beginning.
That being said, You XiaoMo still reluctantly bought a jade drive.
This so-called jade drive is an item that records various information and pictures, it is extremely convenient. The amount of information that can be stored inside a jade drive is very large. But this kind of thing is not particularly common in the South, because in the South, people usually use paper books or scrolls that are made from special materials, so they don’t have to worry that it would be damaged.
But the jade drives are more commonly used in the North, and Xian Ji Lou stored all of their information inside jade drives.
After You XiaoMo looked at it roughly, he handed over the jade drive to Ling Xiao.
Ling Xiao was faster than him; he already absorbed all the information in the jade drive by the time he glanced upon it. ”Unexpectedly, the information inside is quite complete.”
The information about Dao Xin Academy for the last eighteen generations was all inside.
You XiaoMo was sorting out the information that he just absorbed, and the data really is complete.
The Dao Xin Academy will hold the student enrollment at Yan City, Lei Tian Tai district. It will begin from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Since there is a huge public square that can hold hundreds of thousands of people, a registration is needed in order to go to that place. One can already imagine how spectacular the scenery would be when they arrived.
Then again, this was not important. All it said was how the Dao Xin Academy is the most famous institution in this Long Xiang Continent, thus the enrollment requirement bar is very high.
The data in the jade drive showed, for example, that for a mage the first requirement was: to reach level four within twenty-five years of age. If their level was below level four, or if they were over twenty five years old, then one couldn’t pass.
However, the most surprising was that this actually was only the first requirement. Passing the first requirement didn’t mean one was qualified to enroll into the Dao Xin Academy. There were still two other exams, and they were alchemy and refining magic pills. Only after passing these two tests could one truly become a Dao Xin Academy student.
But aside from these things, You XiaoMo found more surprising news.
The Dao Xin Academy student enrollment is not only for mages, but also practitioners. The student enrollment for practitioners is also very demanding, but easier than a mage. They only have one requirement, that is to reach Sun level before twenty-five years of age.
You XiaoMo asked Ling Xiao at once, “Have you reached twenty-five, and Sun level?”
Ling Xiao gave a faint smile while glancing at him, and jokingly said, “Even before I was born, I had already passed Sun level.”
You XiaoMo didn’t believe him, and looked into his eyes as if wanting to say, you bragger!
Ling Xiao just laughed and didn’t explain anything to him.
When You XiaoMo saw his reaction that looked like bragging, he believed that Ling Xiao was bragging at him, and said this to him anyway, “The Dao Xin Academy also has open student enrollment for practitioners, do you want to try and sign up?”
Ling Xiao rubbed his chin, “This is a good idea.”
His original plan was to hide at Dao Xin Academy after You XiaoMo had enrolled, but it was a troublesome idea. Besides, Dao Xin Academy had many experts, so it was difficult to ensure that he wouldn’t be found. Although he had the confidence that he wouldn’t be found out, he still couldn’t rule out the possibility of when an accident might happen.
If he enrolled as a student at Dao Xin Academy, he could be with You XiaoMo openly. But there is one more troublesome thing, and that is the Soul Stone test.
A Soul Stone is designed specially to detect spiritual traces from practitioners and mages, and it could determine a person’s age by reading the fluctuation in one’s soul. But only a few people use it, unless there was a large-scale enrollment, like the Dao Xin Academy, since they had an age requirement.
Even though Ling Xiao’s skill is high, it’s impossible for him to change his own soul fluctuations, so he’d be rejected because of the first requirement, unless…
You XiaoMo obviously thought about it, too. Ling Xiao is very skillful, there’s no way that he is only twenty-five years old…
You XiaoMo looked at Ling Xiao, who was deep in thought, and asked, “Have you found a way?”
After pondering for a moment, Ling Xiao nodded his head, “There’s a way.”
You XiaoMo became happy, and asked him quickly, “What would you do?”
Ling Xiao narrowed his eyes, and talked with a slightly bloody tone, “Find a body that has similar build as I do, let him register in my stead, and then kill him to prevent him from letting the cat out of the bag.”
You XiaoMo, “ …Couldn’t you just use gold coins to bribe him?”
Ling Xiao laughed lightly, “Only a dead person can keep a secret.”
You XiaoMo wrinkled up his facial expression, “Is there no other method?” Even though he really wanted Ling Xiao to go to Dao Xin Academy with him, to kill a person just for this small matter is just too cruel. He wanted to protest against an injustice in that person’s stead. If it were him, he too, would feel extremely vexed.
Ling Xiao let out a ‘pffttt’ laughing sound.
You XiaoMo instantly made all kinds of facial expressions and leered at him. He had a feeling that he was being played again.
Ling Xiao’s shoulder was trembling from laughing, and could only stop after a long time. “In fact, there’s another way. You just have to erase his memories after that.”
He could absorb other people’s memories, so of course he could also erase them too. But there’s one little problem, when he erased a person’s memories, it would be extremely painful, and it would be unbearable to ordinary people.
You XiaoMo didn’t know about this, so his expression lit up again, “I’m fine with this method.”
Ling Xiao laughed, “If you think this one is good, then let’s use this method.”
You XiaoMo nodded immediately, but when he had just barely nodded, he suddenly remembered the biggest problem, “But where could we find a practitioner of Sun level, with the age under twenty-five? If that person meets the requirements, don’t you think he also wants to enter Dao Xin Academy, ba? What if after you erased his memories, he knew about this information, and also wanted to sign up? What would you do if that happens?”
He thought about the series of problem waiting ahead.
Ling Xiao said, “You don’t have to worry, I already thought of these problems, if we can’t find a suitable one, I still can ‘make’ one, as for whether he will register after that, as long as we erase his memories after he registers for us, then there’ll be no problems.”
You XiaoMo’s brain capacity had reached its limit, “What do you mean by ‘make’ one?”
Ling Xiao explained, “Aren’t you a level four mage? You usually refine a magic pill without a problem, are you still afraid that you couldn’t make a pill to turn a Sky level practitioner into a Sun level one using it?”
That’s right, You XiaoMo just realized, he is already a level four mage, if they couldn’t find a practitioner that matched the condition, they just had to put up with it and look for a Sky level practitioner. By that time, he could just refine three magic pills and give it to that person to raise his level.
After that, both of them left Xian Ji Lou.
After discussing with each other, they decided to not look for a person that meet the requirement, because that person was certainly is going to register. Even if they found him, that person may not be willing to do it. So, rather than wasting time, might as well look for people below twenty-five years old, with Sky level five star or more.
But even though they lowered their requirements, it was also difficult to find this kind of person, because they still had to look for the one with a similar figure to Ling Xiao.
As a result, they had spent seven to eight days already searching for one.
玉简 – Literally a paper pamphlet thingy made of jade. It’s like a scroll (default shape) that can make information flow inside your head as you open it/take it. Jade tablet is used more often in Wuxia, but because of the certain properties (i.e. its ability to act like a magical thumb drive) we decided to name it a Jade Drive.