Female Protagonist is a Blackened Villainess (GL) - Chapter 52
Chapter 52: Changes Within the School
Translator & Editor: Nothingisit4me
(TLN: Third extra chapter! Thank you again to the donor who sponsored these chapters!)
After returning, Long Shiyan became slightly aware of the grave situation that would soon erupt. She single-handedly protected many students today, so this news would definitely spread throughout the school. At this point, she, on the contrary to what one would expect, did not care if the students compared Yan Shi to Long Shiyan. Of course, they both had the same body shape, but they used different weapons and had different appearances.
However, with the same taciturn personality and manner of speaking, it would be hard to refute these uncanny similarities in the future. Sooner or later, she would be exposed.
Sitting on a big tree within the campus, she observed several students passing by. After the students struck a conversation amongst themselves, Long Shiyan became more and more aware of the seriousness of the matter.
At the present, she didn’t go back to her dormitory for fear that Instructor Hua Rong would try to find her.
She could only act alone and wait until tomorrow before signing up for the martial arts competition.
Long Aotian had lost unconsciousness, but tomorrow he would definitely sign up for the martial arts tournament. After all, it was in his personality to love martial arts as he strived to become the champion of martial arts tournament and obtain the Tianxin Grass.
That was Long Aotian’s goal.
The Tianxin Grass could help anyone break into the Saint realm. Although the effects of it were insignificant, it was still better than nothing. Long Aotian would breakthrough into Saint-level sooner or later. Right now, he wanted to obtain the Tianxin Grass to strengthen his dragon and let his dragon make a breakthrough into the Saint realm, which would allow it to change into human form.
This would definitely increase his combat power.
Magical beasts could use the Tianxin Grass to quickly improve their strength.
Long Shiyan’s purpose was, of course, to prevent Long Aotain from becoming stronger. Besides, she also wanted to use the Tianxin Grass on herself. Perhaps, she could breakthrough into the Saint realm with it. As long as she could become a Saint, her combat power would advance by leaps and bounds. Even if she revealed her identity, there should be no problem.
Currently, she was a ninth-level fighter.
Instead of returning to the dormitory, Long Shiyan hastily went to eat dinner while strolling around the campus. She came to investigate the changes within the school during the period when she was away. Furthermore, she wanted to examine what her other friends were doing on campus.
Her stature was small and delicate as she was quick-witted, so it was difficult to find out when she was in action. In a blink of an eye, she wandered pass all of the school’s departments. After seeing nothing wrong with the important departments such as the Alchemy Research Society and Magic Array Department, she went to the martial arts hall.
After today’s accident, she could not sit still nor resign to what was to come. If these sorts of fights were to break out every day, wouldn’t the school suffer miserably?
As soon as she entered the martial arts hall, Long Shiyan discovered that it was surrounded by guards. The martial arts hall did not have many lights, and there were many people inside.
Long Shiyan utilized the darkness in the surroundings to sneak in.
The center of the martial arts hall seemed to be unusually busy. In addition to Zi Linglong and others, Long Shiyan also discovered several important teachers from the school. There were two ninth-level fighters and two ninth-level magicians. Although they haven’t broken through to the Saint realm for decades, they were still ninth-level masters. It was needless to say that they were strong.
The students respected them.
Long Shiyan did not dare to sneak in too far for fear of being discovered. She remained at a distance, secretly listening to their conversation.
An old man with grizzled hair and a cane spoke to the vice-president of the Student Holy Spirit Group, Belinda. “Tomorrow, we must have the school’s martial arts gathering. It is necessary to strengthen the enchantment of the martial arts hall as soon as possible. We must not allow the events of today to ever happen again.”
Before Belinda could reply, a female teacher with beautiful and healthy skin started to list the problems out. “You speak as if it were that easy, but since the magic core was used up, we would need a new one. Are you able to provide one?”
The old man with the cane choked.
At this moment, the red-haired Brands came closer with the book of records in hand. Ignoring the teachers, he said to Belinda, “Vice-president, there is a problem. The 1st, 4th, 8th, and 9th martial arts halls have all depleted their energy sources. The teachers and students of the Alchemy Research Society said that they would require a ninth-level magic core or above to supply enough energy to repair the halls. Otherwise, we could only ban the use of these martial arts halls tomorrow.”
“No!” Yet before Belinda could speak, a muscular elderly man declared, “Tomorrow is a major day that happens once a year for our school. We must not allow the genius martial arts tournament to become canceled and tarnish the reputation of our school.”
“Indeed!” A large middle-aged man walked toward them and interrupted. “This year is slightly different compared to the previous years. Other schools on the continent have come to compete with our school. Therefore, the fact that some of our martial arts facilities and halls are broken must not be discovered by the other schools. Otherwise, won’t our title as the number one school on the continent become stained?”
“Teacher Dixie, Teacher Nia, Teacher Scolari, Teacher Tiano,” Brands flatly called out the teachers’ names. He really didn’t know that the teachers here would only speak their thoughts out without providing any help, so he decided to explain the reality of the situation, “The maintenance engineers have been working very hard. Even the classmates of the Magic Array Department have been invited to help. They have already begun repairing the halls, but we don’t have any methods of completely restoring them.”
“Don’t tell me that the number one school in the continent can’t repair the martial arts halls? Are your words a joke?” said the muscular elderly teacher, Scolari.
Brands tried to speak.
“Humph! In any case, it must be repaired.” The white-haired old man with the cane couldn’t help but snort coldly.
“Teacher, you shouldn’t be making cynical remarks.” Zi Linglong suddenly squeezed over. “We are just ordinary students. Shouldn’t the damage to the important facilities of the school be the teachers’ responsibility to deal with? Why were these matters pushed onto us? Even if we are the Student Holy Spirit Group, is it really our responsibility to fix it? Our responsibility is to protect the students’ authority in this school, to protect their lives in this school, and to make their lives better while attending and living in this school.”
“Humph!” The old man with a cane suddenly snorted again. “I don’t know when it started. The power of your Student Holy Spirit Group has threatened the whole school. Now you are the authorities. If you don’t solve this problem, who will solve it?”
Zi Linglong wanted to speak up but was stopped by Belinda.
“Teachers, don’t be angry. We will find a solution to this problem. You should temporarily head back!”
Looking at Belinda, the old man sighed. “We are not trying to embarrass you, but the martial arts halls must be repaired, otherwise, the school competition’s schedule may have to undergo great changes. At worst, the competition might have to be extended to a few days later. Our school might be in a disaster that has yet to be seen in a millennium. With the Holy Spirit Group disbanded and the school’s leaders missing, we could only rely on the Student Holy Spirit Group.”
“Teachers, please rest assured. We will find a method.”
Listening to their conversation, Long Shiyan couldn’t help but frown within her obscure position. She quickly left the martial arts hall and searched for a place with no one around before calling for the system. Speaking of the system, ever since Long Shiyan was resurrected, the system rarely appeared. Long Shiyan had no idea in regards to what the system was planning. Nowadays, the number one force of the continent, the Holy Spirit Magic School, had undergone such a big change. Yet, she was still completely in the dark.
When she heard Long Shiyan’s question, the system uneasily replied, “Didn’t I tell you before? After the two old men secretly tried to execute you, they felt that they were doing something wrong. Therefore, in order to make up for everything out of guilt, they turned you into the hero who saved the school and sacrificed herself to stop the magical beasts.”
“I understand that.”
“Then, they went into secluded cultivation and handed over all the cumbersome matters to the vice-principal and Holy Spirit Group. Unexpectedly, the ancient battlefield ruins suddenly opened. Most of the masters of the Holy Spirit Group and vice-principal, who were supposed to handle the school, chose to enter the ruins. Even the two old fellows who entered seclusion chose to give up on worldly matters in order to get stronger and breakthrough into a different realm.”
“And as you can see, it led to the current situation.”
“First, wait a second!” Long Shiyan prevented her from continuing as she said, “As far as I know, the ancient battlefield ruins were supposed to be open five years later. The original Long Aotian also went into training. How come the ruins are accessible five years ahead of time? Even Long Aotian couldn’t keep up with how fast the plot is going.”
“I don’t know anything about that. Maybe it’s related to you crossing over to this world.”
Long Shiyan sunk into her thoughts; she did not expect things to be much more serious than she initially expected.
The remains of ancient battlefields, Long Shiyan still knew a bit about them. According to the explanation in the original book, this relic of the past was opened every few thousand years and was a major historical ruin that only the strong people at or above Saint-level understood.
Every thousand years, the ancient battlefield ruins would automatically appear once. The administrators of the ruins would invite all the major powers who were at the Saint-level to participate. It was extremely dangerous, but the treasures were bountiful. It was not impossible to obtain a god’s divinity and then become a God directly.
Therefore, many strong people were crazy about this opportunity.
This would definitely lure all the Saints in the area away. In other words, the current Fengling Continent may not even have a single decent Saint left.
They all abruptly disappeared.
On the other hand, these facts were impossible for the ordinary folk to know, so they all mistakenly believed that the Saints had disappeared. Since whether they were alive or dead was unknown, many major events may occur.
Nowadays, the blow to the Holy Spirit Magic School, the number one school in the continent, was huge. Their Saint masters had suddenly vanished and the main force of the school, the Holy Spirit Group, unexpectedly lost its leader. Furthermore, most of the school’s elites were gone, causing disorder to break out as the school to become a group without a leader.
For now, it was impossible to know all of the effects that occurred when they lost their leaders. However, it was still a fact that the school’s authority and responsibility fell into the hands of the Student Holy Spirit Group.
Although the Student Holy Spirit Group was a small section of the Holy Spirit Group, their numbers were far more than the Holy Spirit Group. Their main leader force had a six, or now five, member group. However, their group also included the Magic Array Research Department, Alchemy Research Department, Sword Research Department, Magician Research Department, Assassin Research Department, Knight Research Department, Archer Research Department, and Tactical Research Department.
And those who did not belong to the Student Holy Spirit Group, such as dance, painting, etc. departments, also had many masters. The Student Holy Spirit Group could also call upon them, no! All students throughout the school could call upon them for help.
In addition, several of the teachers weren’t weak.
It was not difficult to imagine how the Student Holy Spirit Group could take over the entire school after the disintegration of the school’s main Holy Spirit Group. However, they were still only students, and it was better for them to hurry and catch up to become as good as the original Holy Spirit Group.
During the two months when the school’s elites disappeared, it took a lot of effort to make the school run naturally and conceal the internal affairs of the school. Since they didn’t know why the Saints had disappeared, they thought about conspiracy theories, the school’s crisis, and so on.
Long Shiyan was incapable of imagining what they were thinking.
So, she had to do something now.
Standing on the big tree, she observed the entire school from above. Taking out a sword larger than herself from her spatial ring, she lowered herself onto the ground and quickly dashed toward an overcast corner of the school’s campus.
Her figure flashed quickly, and soon she arrived at the hidden basement under the school.