Versatile Mage - Chapter 956
Chapter 956 – Three National Teams Teaming Up
Chapter 956: Three National Teams Teaming Up
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
The representatives of the government finally arrived. Mo Fan finally understood why the Red Ornaments Guild was so reckless when he saw the efficiency of the local government. Their slow reaction to incidents was definitely the reason why the Red Ornaments Guild was not afraid of them.
Mo Fan initially thought the rewards would be higher than the ransom he had demanded the Red Ornaments Guild pay. To his surprise, the local government only paid him and Jiang Shaoxu nine million dollars to make them leave!
Mo Fan remembered the Enforcement Union was offering nine million for a single Gray Priest, and now, Mo Fan had caught quite a lot members of the Red Ornaments Guild, yet the local government only rewarded him with nine million dollars?
No wonder no Hunters were willing to hunt down the members of the Red Ornaments Guild. The Magicians that were strong enough to take down the Red Ornaments Guild obviously thought nine million was nowhere enough for them. It was not even enough for them to buy a useful piece of equipment.
After splitting the reward with Jiang Shaoxu, Mo Fan felt a bit regretful. If he knew this would happen, he would have held the members of the Red Ornaments Guild hostage and demanded a ransom from their superiors. Perhaps the Red Ornaments Guild would have paid him a more handsome sum compared to the local government.
Mo Fan could spend this little amount of money in an instant, such as to replenish the energy of his Black Snake Armor!
Not all Equipment consumed energy when they were active, but if they suffered some serious damage, they would need a large amount of magic ores to restore their energy. Mo Fan’s Black Snake Armor was damaged when he was fighting against the Nazca Monster Birds and the monster apes. The money was barely enough to fix his armor.
However, this was also because the Black Snake Armor’s level was relatively higher. Any other equipment would not need so much energy to recover.
Jiang Shaoxu was feeling aggrieved, too. The local government had only given this much money after they did them such a huge favor. Who would even want to do such a strenuous and unrewarding job again?
The three continued along the journey and regrouped with the other members in a town by the sea.
The team had severely diverged. Apart from staying at the same place, the team was normally split into a few groups, each minding their own business.
When Mo Fan, Jiang Shaoxu, and Zhao Manyan arrived at their accommodations, the others were nowhere to be seen. Mo Fan was quite disappointed by the place. He decided to stay in his room and cultivate instead of wasting his time running around.
He still had yet to master the Shadow Star Constellation. It was going to take him some time.
After experiencing the power of the Lightning Advanced Spell by constructing the Star Constellation himself, he immediately realized that the Star Constellation Scrolls were only supportive consumables. It was unable to unleash the full potential of the Advanced Spell. In order to utilize the full potential of Nyx Regime, Mo Fan was determined to cultivate more diligently.
The Asian Magic Association was located in the United Arab Emirates; the place was also called the Dubai Magician Tower.
The advisors of many national teams were seated at a huge, round table. The surroundings, including the ceiling, formed an azure blue sky. The only things separating them and the sky were some French windows and a transparent ceiling.
Only the highest-level Magicians in Asia were allowed to enter the Sky Meeting Room. If someone sat at the entrance of the meeting room long enough, they might even have a chance to meet a Forbidden Magician.
Feng Li, and Song He, the two advisors from China, were currently seated at the table. The main seats were obviously occupied by the advisors of the United Arab Emirates, followed by the advisors of Japan, India, Korea, Thailand, and a few other Asian countries with a certain population.
The Japanese advisor rose to his feet and said firmly, “From my point of view, our students’ performance is on par with the Chinese team. I do hope the Asia Magic Association will make a fair decision and give the Dark Noble Mantle gifted by the Sacred Magicians to a talented Shadow Magician from Japan, Akira Matsuki!”
She was the advisor of the Japanese team, Fujikata Tegami. She had been promoted as an advisor to the national team from the advisor of the Training Hall.
“Is that some kind of a joke? Don’t forget that my students have slain a lot of sea monsters in your East Maritime Fortress, and the world and Peru were very pleased with their contribution to the incident in Nazca. They saved three thousand miners that were trapped, and the cities that were under attack. Do you seriously think the little exploration you did in the rainforest in Brazil was as meaningful as their achievements? You’ve only explored the outer part of the forest. Any brave group of Hunters could easily do it,” Feng Li retorted in an unpleasant voice.
Even though the advisors of the national team did not stay with the team, the achievements of their team were reported to them right away. The respective Magic Associations of their continent would then evaluate the national teams based on their performance.
The resources distributed to every team were all from the same bowl. The resources were assigned to the national teams depending on the performance and contributions of the national teams during their training.
Contributions greatly outweighed individual performance. It was obvious that the Chinese team had been remarkable in terms of contributions, whether it be killing sea monsters in the East Maritime Fortress, or resolving the incident in Nazca. Even Peru was willing to give the Chinese team the resources that were initially allocated to their national team to express their gratitude.
Such contributions were very meaningful. As such, Feng Li had no reason to let someone else take the resources they deserved.
“Now, let’s calm down, I’ve gathered everyone here exactly for this reason. The teams that have the right to receive the resources are China, Japan, and India…” began an old man in a white shirt at the main seat.
“Since when is India involved too?” complained Feng Li, who was known for his bad temper.
“Let me finish first,” the old man glanced at the advisors from the three countries and continued in a calm voice, “Based on the latest information, it seems like the students of these three countries are training close to the Caribbean Sea. I suggest that we let the students compete for the Dark Noble Mantle among themselves, instead of trying to compare their achievements here.”
“Let the students compete among themselves… are we going to ask them to fight one another?” asked Song He.
“Not exactly. We don’t recommend the national teams fight one another before the training phase comes to an end. Basically, the Sacred Hall of Liberty in New York was being given quite a headache by the Red Ornaments Guild in the Caribbean Sea. However, since the Red Ornaments Guild had lots of members keeping an eye out in every place, the Magicians of the Sacred Hall of Liberty were having trouble dealing with the Red Ornaments Guild. As a result, the local villages and towns kept getting robbed by the Red Ornaments Guild. What I suggest is that the students representing our countries should feel obliged to serve justice on behalf of the world. The students of these three countries will team up to take down the Red Ornaments Guild, and return peace to the Caribbean Sea!” said the old man.
The people in the meeting room fell silent after listening to the suggestion.
An advisor from India was the first to speak. He said in a soft voice, “Isn’t a bit too risky to ask a bunch of young, impulsive students to take down the cunning and cruel Red Ornaments Guild?”
“Yes, they might even lose their lives,” agreed a female evaluator.
The Red Ornaments Guild was blacklisted by many Magic Associations of different continents. They had always had a bad reputation. Even some experienced Magicians would have trouble winning against the corrupt Magicians of the Red Ornaments Guild, let alone a bunch of students. The Red Ornaments Guild was going to play the students like a fiddle and murder them!
“I don’t mind; training isn’t a child’s play after all. Every Magician should be prepared to face the risk of losing their life when they decided to become a Magician. The harm that the Red Ornaments Guild do is greater than the sea monsters. I believe my students can take care of them!” Feng Li proclaimed.
“Humph, it’s just a bunch of bandits full of bravado, many among my students are more talented than the Magicians of the Sacred Hall of Liberty. They won’t have any problem taking down the bandits!” Fujikata Tegami also agreed. She had no intention to back down.
Meanwhile, the advisor of the Indian team had an unpleasant look. The other two countries were willing to take the risk. He would be embarrassing his team if he did not agree with the suggestion. However, the Magicians of the Red Ornaments Guild were surely not as easy to deal with as everyone thought. If their students fell into the Red Ornaments Guild’s hands, they basically had no chance of surviving!
“As a safety precaution, we’ve already contacted America’s Sacred Hall of Liberty. They will send talented Magicians to observe in the dark. They are hoping to uproot the Red Ornaments Guild, and if the students are in any kind of trouble, they will immediately lend a hand too. As long as they can provide assistance in time, the students shouldn’t be in any kind of trouble,” said the old man.
“That’s good, that sounds better!” The advisor of the Indian team looked relieved.
Even though the Magicians of the Sacred Hall of Liberty did not guarantee the safety of their students, it was better than letting the students dealing with the vicious bandits on their own.
“Then it’s decided!”
Lanshi, a town of the Caribbean Sea…
Mo Fan had cultivated in seclusion for quite some day. He was curious about why the team had not departed yet. Weren’t they told to reach Mexico as quickly as possible?
Mo Fan left the room and bumped into Nanyu, who was asking everyone to gather. His chest touched the woman’s chest. Nanyu was not particularly busty, something that the neutral-looking beauty lacked. However, if her bust was big, she would lose the unique attractiveness of her neutral look.
“You did it on purpose!” Nanyu was confident that Mo Fan had purposely bumped into her.
“What proof do you have to say that?” demanded Mo Fan.
“You’re a Space Magician, how could you not know that I’m turning the corner!?” snapped Nanyu.
“You’re a Sound Magician, so aren’t you supposed to hear my footsteps? Maybe you’re just trying to feel how masculine I am!” teased Mo Fan.
Nanyu knew how oily-mouthed Mo Fan was. She simply glared at him, as she was too lazy to even argue with him.
“Let’s talk business; our new mission has arrived,” said Nanyu.
“Doesn’t that mean someone is going to be disqualified?” Mo Fan asked excitedly.
If someone on the team was being replaced, Mu Ningxue would be able to rejoin the team. Mo Fan had already inquired of the Training Hall. Mu Ningxue’s strength skyrocketed after she returned from Tianshan Mountain. Many countries had lost at the Chinese Training Hall. Mu Ningxue was even given resources that were allocated to the members of the national team. It was like adding a pair of wings to a tiger!
“Almost… didn’t the three of you stumble into a group of bandits a few days ago? Our mission is to arrest the members of the Red Ornaments Guild!” said Nanyu.
Mo Fan opened his mouth wide enough to fit a goose egg.
-Did it seriously have to be so coincidental?-
It seemed like the conflict between him and the Red Ornaments Guild had not ended yet!