Chen Rui’s first impression of Starlight College was that the gate was tens of meters wide. The people standing in it were extremely small. Even a giant dragon could easily pass through.
The center of the door was a layer of translucent material which obscured the scene behind it. It should be some kind of protective visual interference magic to avoid being spied on.
There were several neatly arranged and very eye-catching giant magic statues on the door. Strange inscriptions were engraved on them. According to Feiz, these statues were magic inscription guards with powerful strength. Any enemy who dared to trespass into the college would suffer from terrifying attacks.
In addition to the guards, there was also a team of guards. Among them was a thin man who seemed familiar to Chen Rui.
Come to think of it, the silly man intended to show off himself by belittling Chen Rui in front of Landbis and a few female students back then in the Silver Moon Celestial Capital’s elf tribe residence. As a result, Chen Rui first stole the limelight in the Purple Forest of the Grand Master Finoia, then he broke the magic circle and easily defeated the Saint-level instructor of the college, and he killed the super powerhouse Isyorul in front of all the students in the end, which was tantamount to smashing these arrogant guys in the face.
“Isn’t this our trash potioneer, Feiz?” The silly man still had that nasty tone.
Feiz did not look at the silly man and said to the guard leader, “Leader Raymo, this is my friend Simon. I want to take him to meet the teacher and discuss matters related to potion. Please register for me and apply for a temporary pass certificate.”
Raymo glanced at Chen Rui. Before he spoke, the silly man jumped out again, “Leader, it’s been an extraordinary period recently. Our law enforcement team has a heavy responsibility, and we must not let anyone with unknown origins come in.”
“Leader Raymo, this is related to the important experiment of my teacher, Master Maseus. I can guarantee that this Sir Simon is definitely not someone with unknown origin.”
The silly man immediately yelled, “How can you guarantee it? This person is obviously questionable. Maybe there is a conspiracy. If this causes the impact on the Star Tower selection contest, let alone you, even Master Maseus cannot bear this responsibility either!”
Chen Rui could see that the silly man and Feiz definitely had an old grudge, and he was just using the problem to make things difficult.
“Neil!” Feiz couldn’t help but shout, “The law enforcement team is an important strength to maintain the college order and discipline. You can’t use it to avenge your private interest. This will only make Rowling despise you even more!”
The silly man, Neil, sneered, “I’m just doing formal matters. If you don’t agree, you can cry in front of your teacher and let him go to the school affairs department to complain about me! If you insist on bringing this person in, then I will enforce the power of the law enforcement team to imprison both of you!”
When these words came out, not only Feiz was mad, but Raymo also frowned. Although Neil’s aunt, Belia, was the deputy officer of the school affairs department, Neil was just a member of the law enforcement team. Raymo was the leader.
“Your name is Neil?” Chen Rui interrupted the boring dispute and took out something, “No matter what your prominent background is, anyone who deliberately blasphemes the light will be severely punished. As a Light Knight, I reserve the accountability of you maliciously attacking the church personnel for the time being. I only ask, can I, the Light Knight with unknown origin and conspiracy, go in with my friend, Feiz?”
The eyes of the law enforcement team members all were fixed on the badge shining in white in Chen Rui’s hands. This was indeed the badge representing the Light Knight. Only the Reserve Light Knight who had passed the formal assessment was eligible to have it. Except for the Knight himself, most people could not trigger the kind of white light that proved one’s identity.
Neil’s facial expression suddenly became quite unsightly. Light Knight itself was nothing, but the Holy Church behind it was a behemoth that all empires had to look up to.
The Holy Church’s recent moves had been very large. It frequently sent out the judges of the Tribunal to arrest cultists and put them at fire. It was quite unwise to provoke the Holy Church at this time even if his father was the city lord of Starlight Empire’s Blue Star City.
“Sorry, Sir Simon.” Raymo glared at Neil and nodded to Chen Rui. His hand glowed as he quickly registered on a metal board, “It was just a misunderstanding. This is your temporary pass certificate, please keep it and give it to the guard at the door when you come out later.”
“Thank you.” Chen Rui smiled slightly and took the pass certificate. The Light Knight badge was obtained from Eliza when he was in the Holy Light Mountain, and it was genuine. In fact, he still had a Holy Light Guardian Knight Badge personally given by Holy Lady Eudora which would scare the silly man when he took it out. Unfortunately, it couldn’t be displayed easily because there might be thousands of Light Knights named Simon, but there was only 1 Holy Light Guardian Knight named Simon who caused a big chaos on the Holy Light Mountain and destroyed the holy tree. The guy listed as the number 1 ‘wanted’ inside the church.
Feiz glanced at Chen Rui in surprise as he walked forward and disappeared in a flash of light. Chen Rui hesitated for a while before he followed suit. When passing the translucent ‘door’, the metal board emitted a strange light, and he felt that his whole body was wrapped in a burst of coolness. He had passed through the door without hindrance.
After passing the gate, Chen Rui was amazed by the scene.
The spacious avenue, lush greenery, tall buildings, exquisite statues, and the men and women going back and forth… Such familiar scenes and atmosphere gave Chen Rui the illusion of returning to his college days.
Feiz sighed, “Sir Simon, I didn’t know that you are actually a member of the church.
“You seem to have some misunderstandings about the church?”
“It’s not me, it’s my teacher, Master Maseus.” Feiz smiled bitterly, “Teacher’s sister and his family died strangely back then. It is said that the cause of death was related to the church. Teacher once made some kind of vow by his surname… If possible, in a moment in front of teacher, can sir…”
Chen Rui had a good impression of this young man, so he smiled slightly, “No problem, I’m an ordinary businessman now.”
“Thank you sir.” Feiz bowed his head.
The 2 walked for a while, and a crisp female voice sounded, “Feiz!”
The one who greeted Feiz was a beautiful girl, and there were 2 girls beside her. The beautiful girl with red hair was Chen Rui’s ‘acquaintance’. Her name was Ariel, and she was very close to Princess Landbis.
“Rowling, I’m back.” Feiz smiled and waved to the girl.
It could be seen from Rowling’s calling of Feiz’s name that she was the reason why the silly man, Neil, was hostile to Feiz.
“The task assigned to you by Master Maseus has been completed?”
Feiz nodded, “Thanks to the help of this sir… Sir Simon, this is my classmate, Rowling. This is Ariel and Sili.”
Ariel glanced over Chen Rui with a slight frown, then she unfrowned again, obviously not caring.
Chen Rui knew that Ariel had bizarre spiritual talent and liked to sense the strength of others. When he was in the Silver Moon Celestial Capital, Ariel sensed his strength, which aroused the idea of other boys messing with him. Now Chen Rui not only had the Super System’s [Breath Holding] and [Camouflage] skills, but he also mastered part of the Eye Pupil’s mystery given by Sariel. Therefore, he was able to completely hide his power breath and the [Body of Light Glory]. Even Satan might not be able to see through, let alone Ariel.
“It’s a great honor to meet the 3 beautiful young ladies.” Chen Rui looked at Rowling for a while and smiled, “Sir Feiz, is this Ms. Rowling your lover?”
As soon as this sentence came out, Rowling’s face immediately blushed, and Feiz quickly explained, “Sir Simon misunderstood! Actually we…”
When Feiz just explained a few words, Rowling suddenly made an excuse and left with her 2 female companions.
Before leaving, Ariel uttered a sentence to Feiz, “What a hopeless fool.”
Anyone with a discerning eye could see that Rowling had a good feeling about Feiz, but Feiz was like as dumb as a wood. If he was in Chen Rui’s previous life, he would definitely be labeled as ‘a single dog forever’.
Feiz watched the 3 girls leave and sighed softly, “Sorry, Sir Simon, let’s go.”
“It seems that you are not entirely a fool.” Chen Rui said calmly, “What’s the reason? Family background? Identity?”
“That’s about right.” Feiz smiled wryly, “Rowling is the daughter of the Internal Affairs Officer, and Neil is the son of the Blue Star City’s city lord, and a member of the school’s elite group Shueisha. Unless I can become a potion master, I have no… Okay, let’s not talk about this. The potion department is in front. Please remember our previous agreement.”
Master Maseus’ appearance was about 60 years old with deep eye bags. His mental state was not very ideal. He was a typical potioneer who immersed himself in experiments.
Nevertheless, when encountering something related to potion, the sluggish master suddenly showed a surprised expression, “This kind of dark element breath… No doubt it is the best Dark Soul Grass! And this piece of fresh Devil’s Snare Leaf. It’s hard to imagine that it has such pure power! Feiz, you did a great job this time! “
“Teacher, according to Sir Simon’s request…”
“The Blue Light Grass and seeds? No problem!” Master Maseus suddenly remembered something. “Wait a minute! Belia from the school affairs department transferred away a considerable amount of the Blue Light Grass and seeds… It may not be enough for exchange.”
“It’s okay, Master Maseus, Sir Feiz and I are also considered friends. If the number is really less, it is still acceptable.” The exchange rate on the college side was much higher than that in the magic shop, not to mention Chen Rui had already received a considerable amount of Blue Light Grass, so he was not demanding.
“Great! Sir Simon, you are really a generous businessman!” Master Maseus had a good impression on Chen Rui. “Well, what materials do you need to exchange again. Go ahead and tell me. I will try my best to satisfy you.”
Chen Rui was about to answer when an apprentice came to report, “Madam Belia from the school affairs department is here.”
“It’s just right!” Master Maseus said with joy, “Now there’s hope for the Blue Light Grass.”
Belia was a tall, blonde woman who was about 30 years old with a beautiful face. She exuded an unviolable arrogance. For some reason, Chen Rui felt that this woman’s eyes seemed familiar as if he had seen her somewhere.
Belia’s first sentence was as sharp as a knife, “Master Maseus, I heard the law enforcement team say that you have a Holy Church guest here?”
The facial expression of Master Maseus suddenly changed. Feiz on the side lowered his head guiltily when he realized the matter had been exposed.
Chen Rui shrugged indifferently, “This… Ms. Belia, is there a problem? As a Light Knight, I have never heard that Starlight College has regulations prohibiting church personnel from entering. In fact, the church has always maintained a good friendship with all major colleges.”
“If you are a member of the church, then take your materials and leave!” Master Maseus spoke ruthlessly, “I will never make any transactions with church members!”
“I see, Master. I understand now.” Belia sneered, “This failed transaction should be regarded as Feiz’s use of college resources and outsiders to make a profit in private transactions. According to the college’s regulations, this kind of behavior must be expelled at the slightest level of punishment!”
Feiz’s face turned pale in an instant. He didn’t expect there would be such a terrifying result with just a simple task of purchasing materials.
Master Maseus was shocked. If he approved the deal, it would have violated his oath. If he did not approve, Feiz would be expelled from the college. He was not a fool. He finally understood the real purpose of Belia’s visit this time – Belia’s nephew, Neil, is in love with Rowling, the youngest daughter of the Internal Affairs Officer. If she can become in-laws with him, she can further consolidate the family’s status in the empire. However, Rowling prefers Feiz and hates Neil. Belia wants to take this opportunity to expel Feiz and completely cut off Rowling’s hope.
Should I break the vicious oath made with my surname? Or abandon my apprentice Feiz? Master Maseus clenched his fists as his breathing became heavy.
At this time, Chen Rui, who had been observing Belia, said, “When it comes to ‘private profit’, I have more important clues to provide. However, I want to discuss this with Ms. Belia alone. May I?”
A more important clue? Belia’s eyes lit up slightly. She nodded and said, “Yes, let’s go to the school affairs department office to talk.”
Looking at the 2 people leaving, Master Maseus slammed a fist on the door, “Damn woman! Damn church!”
Belia’s office was spacious and bright. Upon entering the office, Chen Rui closed the door. This action made Belia frown slightly, “Sir Simon, what are you trying to say?”
“Your beauty is so alluring, Ms. Belia… It’s really an unexpected reunion.” Chen Rui revealed a strange smile, “No, maybe you should be called “Ms. Soranly or… ‘Big deacon’? Although your hair and appearance have changed a little, you can’t hide it from my eyes. “
Belia was initially sneering secretly as she thought that this Light Knight was stunned by her beauty. When she heard the second half of the sentence, her facial expression changed drastically.
She reacted quickly, showing a bright red light in her hands. Just as she was about to attack, she suddenly felt that the whole room was darkened, and a terrifying destructive breath enveloped her. She was unable to move. At the same time, the red light in her hand seemed to be devoured, and disappeared instantly.
“You… Who are you?”
“You forgot the person sleeping next to you so quickly? My little cutie, this is really a sad result.” Chen Rui’s face began to change quickly to another face as his eyes flashed with a faint red light.
Belia was shocked and blurted out, “It’s you!”
TL: Does this consider ‘new woman’??
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