After Chen Rui left, Belia ignored Neil and others as she turned and walked toward the office building. Landbis left after consoling Neil, leaving only Neil with a spiteful face standing there, clenching his fists.
Although there were not many people here, Neil felt that there were many people talking behind his back; they seemed to be laughing at him. He felt that he was greatly humiliated and hated ‘Roman’ even more.
Quinn said, “This Roman is very arrogant.”
These words intrigued Neil, “Quinn, when you enter the Star Tower, can you help me teach him a lesson?”
Quinn frowned and did not answer; he seemed to be thinking.
“Didn’t you always want that weapon made of Red Star Iron?” Neil gritted his teeth, “As long as you help me out, I’ll give it to you!”
“Okay! I promise you!” Quinn’s eyes flashed, “The Star Tower has its rules. I may be able to teach him a lesson, but it may not let you really relieve your hatred. So let me give you an idea. Go find a person and he will definitely do his best to help you.”
“Didn’t you just see it just now? The relationship between this guy named Roman and Officer Belia seems extraordinary. As long as you tell that person…”
Neil had already reacted as his eyes lit up, “You mean Instructor MacGall?”
MacGall was a senior swordsmanship instructor of the college with extraordinary strength, but he was intolerant. He had been pursuing Belia, but unfortunately, Belia never had interest in him. This time MacGall would also enter the Star Tower. If he heard the ambiguous relationship between ‘Roman’ and Belia, he would definitely not sit by and watch.
Looking at Neil’s distant back, Quinn’s eyes flashed an expression of disdain: I’m Quinn. How can I let Neil use me like cannon fodder? If it’s not for Neil’s father, the city lord, and his aunty being the real power of the college, I am even ashamed to team up with him. The reason why I ‘recommended’ MacGall was because it is inconvenient for me to act due to the relationship between Socrates and Belia.
However, ‘Roman’ was really annoying just now. He actually ignored the existence of a genius like me and dared to look at Landbis with that kind of look. If I have the opportunity, I can consider stabbing him in the back at the Star Tower.
In short, let’s see how it unfolds.
Chen Rui had been busy in Socrates’ laboratory until noon. He even had lunch in the laboratory, but there were still some gains. He learned some common knowledge about the Star Tower from Sir Dean.
Unlike the ancient magic towers of the Demon Realm, the Star Tower was not the pagoda as he imagined, but a huge and strange space filled with the mysterious power of the universe’s stars.
The Star Tower would be opened once every 10 years. It could make people of all levels and realms get valuable insights. One would gain the most when entering for the first time, and the effect of entering the second time after 10 years would be much smaller. Generally speaking, after entering 3 times, it basically lost its effect.
There were 4 stages of training in the tower.
The 1st stage was realization, also known as ‘Star Rise’, which was equivalent to the understanding and comprehension of star power. It was the foundation obtained in the Star Tower.
The 2nd stage was the ‘Ranking’ of stars. This step was based on the comprehension of Star Rise. The higher the degree of Star Rise, the higher the ranking of stars.
The 3rd stage was ‘ Starfall’ where the origin power of the stars would be bestowed in the space. The higher the star rank, the purer and larger the star power that could be obtained.
The 4th stage was ‘Tower Condensation’. After obtaining the star power, according to one’s own comprehension and strength, one could condense tower that could absorb star power continuously to temper oneself. From this level, everyone was an independent Star Tower.
Not only that, after the success of Tower Condensation, everyone entering the space would be connected through a mystical connection to become a whole ‘tower’. In Chen Rui’s understanding, this ‘tower’ was the relationship between the upper and lower lines of the pyramid- People with higher levels of comprehension would absorb the star power of people with lower levels, and those in lower levels would also receive a small amount of feedback from the comprehension of the higher levels. From this perspective, everyone was a part of the ‘Star Tower’.
This special trial method intrigued Chen Rui. Although the final decision on the location of the pyramid was the comprehension of the Tower Condensation stage, qualitative change first required quantitative change. The previous Star Rise and Rankings were equivalent to laying the foundation for Starfall, which should not be ignored.
In the afternoon, all the candidates who entered the Star Tower were gathered in a platform opened up on the back hill of the college. The space in the center of the platform was about the size of 4 football fields. There were towering huge stone pillars in 4 directions, similar to the shape of an obelisk. The periphery was full of countless crystal pillars of different heights, each of which was engraved with subtle and mysterious patterns.
This platform gave a grand and magnificent vibe just like the school gate of Starlight College that was domineering and eye-catching. It was impossible to build it successfully without impressive manpower and material resources.
Less than 200 people participated in the Star Tower trial this time. Among them, Starlight College’s instructors and students accounted for 70%, and the rest were outsiders who got the recommended places. Some of these people had very solid backgrounds and connections while others were candidates for college instructors, which was also one of the effective ways for Starlight College to expand the strength of teachers.
Under the preside of the 3 deans of Starlight College, the Star Tower finally opened.
The obelisk pillars on all sides emit lights of red, orange, blue and purple at the same time. The symbols engraved on the surrounding crystal pillars seemed to be alive due to the light. They reflected light one after another, forming strange texts. These texts were arranged according to a special rhythm like an incantation that was being chanted. Under the influence of the ‘incantation’, a white door appeared in the center.
At the same time, a magic mirror appeared right in front of the platform where people could see the situation in the Star Tower’s space, but now it looked completely dark.
Participants in the trial were informed in advance of the precautions for entering the Star Tower. Some were not the first time to enter the Star Tower. Although many people showed excitement, they still maintained order and entered the gate one by one.
Chen Rui’s position was at the back of the crowd. When the front crowd was almost in, a girl behind suddenly touched him. As soon as Chen Rui turned his head, he saw the other party handing over a small piece of paper and whispered, “Someone asked me to pass it to you.”
Chen Rui took a look at the note which stated, “Swordsmanship senior instructor MacGall, quasi-Saint powerhouse, jealous, unsuccessful in pursuing Belia for many years, this is the second time he has entered the Star Tower.”
These words looked graceful and elegant, but there was not even a signature. Nonetheless, Chen Rui understood what it meant — Someone was reminding him. While he was thinking, the note had automatically turned into flying ash without a trace.
Chen Rui originally wondered whether it was written by Socrates’ female apprentice, Sophia. Seeing the scene of destruction of evidence, he thought of this morning’s experience in front of the academic affairs building, and a beautiful face emerged in his mind.
He turned his head and glanced around, and it happened to meet the pair of eyes at the end of the crowd. The beautiful eyes looked at his face for a while before moving away.
No doubt it’s her!
This reminder is clearly a gesture of goodwill. In addition to apologizing for the academic affairs department building incident, it probably has more far-reaching intentions.
It can be seen from the solicitation of the Jade Forest Sea that Landbis seems to not let go of any resources around her. She is meticulous, far-sighted, and decisive. She can handle big matters.
This kind of person, once an opportunity arises, often can soar into the sky.
‘Arthur’ would most likely not appear again. Perhaps this Princess Royal Highness, who was almost a sacrificial victim of politics, can really take her destiny completely in her own hands.
Chen Rui didn’t think too much, and he followed the crowd forward. It seems that I will encounter something interesting in the Star Tower this time.
As soon as he entered the space of the Star Tower, Chen Rui felt that the light suddenly dimmed, and he couldn’t see his fingers. After a while, fluorescent light began to flash in the sky. This fluorescent light became brighter and brighter. Soon, the entire space was lit up. The magic mirror outside the space also clearly reflected the situation in the space.
Sea of stars. The entire sky was an endless sea of stars.
Gorgeous and dazzling starlights were scattered in every corner of the space. The space was full of special breaths. Due to the limited time, people had chosen suitable locations and began to comprehend the power of these stars in space.
The time law inside was a bit special. 1 day was equivalent to 2 hours outside. The time for ‘Star Rise’ was 1 day, then ranking would start. Within 3 hours of ranking, one could still continue to comprehend and determine the level of the ranking.
After the ranking was over and everyone’s position was fixed, they would automatically enter a separate small space, accept the starfall, and start to condense the Star Tower at the same time. After the Star Tower had solidified successfully, they started to divide the order according to the level of realization to further refine the strength. This process would take 3 days. After the time, everyone would be automatically expelled from the Star Tower which marked the end of the trial.
Quinn walked up to a middle-aged man and glanced at Chen Rui’s side suggestively. The middle-aged man no doubt followed his gaze.
The man’s face was a little long. His appearance was ordinary with a beard and deep facial features. His eyes exuded faint hostility and were full of murderous intent when he looked at ‘Roman’.
Quinn showed a gloating expression as he saw the middle-aged man walk toward ‘Roman’ step by step and sat down not far away. The oblivious trash, ‘Roman’ was still unaware of the imminent disaster.
This man was MacGall, the senior instructor of the swordsmanship of the college. His strength was one step short of entering the real Saint. He had always coveted Belia’s beauty and pursued her many times. Unfortunately, in Belia’s eyes, MacGall, who had no background and mediocre strength, was not very valuable, so she hadn’t given him any favorable response at all.
MacGall was narrow-minded and had strong jealousy. When Neil said that the goddess in his mind actually had a flirtatious relationship with this guy named Roman, he was immediately jealous and determined to teach ‘Roman’ a vicious lesson in the Star Tower.
The strength of ‘Roman’ was less than Warrior. From MacGall’s point of view, he was almost like an ant. He immediately channeled his quasi-Saint spirit power and rushed toward the rival. This move can stun the opponent and prevent him from comprehending the star power and getting any benefit. Even if he is not sent out, this trip to the Star Tower is considered wasted.
People with weak spirit power will faint due to exhaustion when comprehending the star power. This kind of incident is not uncommon, and no one will know the truth.
As soon as this spiritual impact was launched, ‘Roman’ no doubt could not hold it as he fell forward.
TL: Hmmm, he better don’t be the top 1 in ranking and alarm the whatever boss in it 🤔
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