Female Protagonist is a Blackened Villainess (GL) - Chapter 60
Chapter 60: Prince of the Luoji Empire
Translator & Editor: Nothingisit4me
At the beginning of the competition, magic and douqi rushed around everywhere. After some life or deathmatches, a majority of the students were finally eliminated, leaving nine people remaining. But if one would include Long Shiyan, then there were ten people left.
Among them, there were five magicians.
It could be observed that with the amount of distance between the competitors, magicians would fare better.
At the same level, the warriors were generally at a disadvantage. However, if a warrior closed the distance between a magician, the tides would change.
As long as half of the ten could defeat the other half, the match would end.
The nine others first glanced at Long Shiyan and then secretly sighed. Currently, they were in a predicament. If Long Shiyan went out to defeat them, they’d be unlucky.
As a result, the nine people ignored Long Shiyan and fought for the last four spots.
Long Shiyan won against them without lifting a finger.
This scene was quickly spread to the eyes of other powerful forces. They began paying attention to Yan Shi’s name. Long Shiyan advanced to the qualifiers, but today, she didn’t have to fight much, giving her plenty of leisure.
Afterward, the members of the Student Holy Spirit Group had successfully advanced. Furthermore, Long Aotian completed his match while showing his prowess. Almost all of the people he was matched against were beaten down by him.
While watching this, Long Shiyan couldn’t help but frown.
Long Aotian’s strength was revealed to a ton of people yesterday, yet many chose to group together and face him head-on. This was such a foolish action that Long Shiyan couldn’t believe that these elites students could be so dim-witted.
There was only one reason—the influence of his protagonist halo. Long Aotian’s protagonist halo had not disappeared yet. When ordinary people met him, they would lose their rationality and behave unexpectedly.
This was the same as what happened in the original work. In the original story, Long Aotian’s enemies would lose their rationality while even passersby would act mindlessly. No matter who it was, their IQ would drop before Long Aotian’s presence.
Furthermore, his women were no exceptions.
While his women were originally very smart, they would become stupid the moment they met him.
In the present, Long Aotian’s enemies might not be as foolish as the original story. For example, Long Aotian had fought Zhan Yan yesterday. If Zhan Yan was as stupid as he was in the original, he would have been easily provoked. This would cause him to lose his rationality, which would inevitably cause his downfall.
But how could he possibly be pummeled in this fashion in reality?!
And now, Long Aotian’s enemy’s IQ was online. However, others were different. For instance, when Long Shiyan took account of passersby, she thought of a frightening idea. Supposing that Long Aotian’s mercenary group stayed with him on a daily basis, wouldn’t they unconditionally believe in him?
Faith was a kind of power that could be absorbed once one became a god.
Perhaps, he had not registered to join the mercenary group, no! He probably already registered.
In the end, did he register or not?
Long Shiyan covered her head with her hands and thought carefully.
How did it happen in the original story? Did he join the mercenary group before or after entering the school?
Long Shiyan kneaded her temples; she really couldn’t recall. As she prepared to call for the system, she felt a dangerous killing intent stemming from behind her.
She hastily turned around and caught the assailant’s dagger, because of which blood flowed down her hand. When the attacker failed, he tried to escape. Long Shiyan circulated her douqi as she broke the dagger into two pieces. Then, she punched the person, causing him to lose consciousness.
This small incident caught the attention of the Holy Spirit Group. They were on the scene to maintain law and order, but suddenly, they noticed the commotion and came over without delay.
When they arrived, the attacker was already subdued by the head of the group.
However, how dare that person with a knife try to commit a crime!
It was absolutely forbidden to murder people in school. It was clearly expressed in the rules that if one did this kind of thing, the authorities would trace the perpetrator’s relatives and friends and eradicate them all.
This was similar to how the imperial family would execute someone’s kin as punishment.
Therefore, no one dared to try killing, even if there were students who hated someone to death, no one was willing to murder in the school.
Once, a mother dragon came to the school to kill a student, completely angering the Holy Spirit Magic School. The dean at that time directly took the Holy Spirit Group with him to Dragon Island.
Dragons were known as the most powerful existences!
Dragon Island was a place forbidden to mankind!
However, during the incident where they invaded Dragon Island, the island became devastated, and the amount of death and serious injuries were high. A large number of dragon carcasses were taken back by the school to be refined into weapons.
The Dragon King personally apologized to the school and handed over the mother dragon’s close relatives and friends. This was a great insult to the dragons, but not many dragons dared to risk the extermination of their tribes to dispose of the Holy Spirit Magic School.
Due to this, the Holy Spirit Magic School became well-known.
After fighting with the Holy Spirit Magic School, the dragons race became weaker, so how could they confront those humans? If they tried to attack them, wouldn’t they get invaded and oppressed by other forces?!
Therefore, they didn’t dare to.
At that time, the Holy Spirit Magic School was unyielding.
Nowadays, the dragon race was acting calm on the surface, but they were all waiting for the right opportunity to get rid of their disgrace. Therefore, they would send a young dragon every once in a while to attend the Holy Spirit Magic School to survey the school’s current strength. One of the top three students in the school, the iceberg beauty Shuang Yu, was precisely this dragon.
After this incident, for many years, no one was willing to openly kill students at the Holy Spirit Magic School, and this normally wouldn’t happen during the annual school competition.
At that time, a certain someone had challenged the school’s authority.
“Fellow Classmate, are you okay?” A tall man in front of her expressed his concern.
“It was nothing.” Long Shiyan’s face was expressionless as she swept a glance toward the person on the ground. “This man suddenly appeared behind me and wanted to kill me. But, I subdued him.”
“Understood, now turn him around!” the tall man ordered his teammates.
His two teammates turned the culprit’s body around and noticed that the person in front of them was only a fifteen-year-old boy. Furthermore, his breathing had stopped, and he was already dead.
“Dead?” The people of the Holy Spirit Group looked towards her.
“Impossible! It should be impossible to kill him with the strength I used.” Long Shiyan suddenly stopped talking. No matter what she said, her words would be useless.
Anyway, it didn’t matter whether or not she had to take responsibility for this. This person had snuck behind her when she was lost in thought and tried to kill her. He only had himself to blame for what happened, and what had occurred was obvious to many of the students here. In any case, the school needed to verify his identity and investigate his intentions.
“Look and see if we can find his identity. Carefully investigate about him,” the tall man said quietly. Long Shiyan was now their leader, so the assassination attempt on her shouldn’t be a simple matter.
As soon as the members of the Holy Spirit heard his orders, they quickly searched for clues on the corpse.
At this point, the crime scene was very chaotic. The students continuously squeezed forward to see what happened, but many adult members of the Holy Spirit Group formed a wall to obstruct them. Their solid formation could not be broken.
Two professional investigators quickly found an identity card. Furthermore, there was a card and some gold coins. The identity card displayed: Prince of the Luoji Empire.
At this moment, an old man suddenly pushed aside the members of the Holy Spirit Group. “What happened? Let me in! Let me in! I feel the presence of His Highness! You must let me go; His Highness must be inside!”
Long Shiyan tilted her head up and glanced at the tall man.
In the blink of an eye, an old man squeezed through the crowd and entered the encirclement. Then, he saw the man lying on the ground. He rushed to check the body, and once he found out that the man was dead, he became despondent.
After the meeting, he raised his head and asked them, “What happened? What happened to my prince?!” His eyes swept towards the identity card in the Holy Spirit Group’s hands. He snatched it away; the speed of his hands was extremely fast. “Return it to me!”
The members of the Holy Spirit Group were caught off guard, and the identity card was taken away by him.
The tall man said, “Is he the prince of your empire, the Luoji Empire?”
“Yes!” The old man gritted his teeth, and his hands clenched tightly. “What happened? Why did His Highness die?”
“Your prince used a knife to attempt an assassination on one of the students of our school. Our student attacked your prince in self-defense and landed serious yet not fatal injury using her douqi,” the tall man explained indifferently.
“Impossible!” The old man immediately retorted, “Why would His Highness ever hurt any of the students in your school? What a joke!”
“Whether you believe it or not, the evidence is right in front of you,” the tall man said, “there were many students who witnessed the scene at the time. You can ask them. He suddenly took out a knife and was going to stab back of a student.” The tall man pointed at Long Shiyan.
The old man glanced at Long Shiyan and suddenly yelled in a stern voice, “It’s absolutely impossible! When His Highness saw her fighting, he wanted to get acquainted with her. How could this type of thing happen? We understand the rules of the Holy Spirit Magic School. I know that no one is foolish enough to behave this irrationally, let alone His Highness who is extremely intelligent.
Your Holy Spirit Magic School must have used unfair advantages to rise. It must be because your student had accidentally injured His Highness, but the teachers and students here are only defending the student! They are essentially protecting the murderer while pushing all of the blame onto my prince! You don’t need to speak of any evidence, the world knows that this place is your Holy Spirit Magic School’s territory. In here, what kind of false evidence can’t you get away with?!”
Although the old man was on his knees, his loftiness was very imposing. A pair of brown irises glanced at them coldly, not in the slightest degree afraid of the people before him.
“The others who witnessed the scene weren’t just members of my Holy Spirit Group, but also outsiders. You can ask them if your prince was the one who tried to assassinate our fellow classmate.” The tall man tried to ease the old man’s anger.
They had no option of doing this in any other way. While they appeared very strong in school, they were actually weak in reality!
The deceased was not an ordinary man, but the prince of the Luoji Empire. The fact that he died might start a war. If it was before, they wouldn’t have to worry about the four empires would, but nowadays, they could not beat the four empires.
More importantly, if there was a war, then the current state of the school will be known to outsiders. Once the other forces find out, they would also try to attack the school.
The old man sneered. Weren’t the people at this ridiculous Holy Spirit Magic School all fools? Didn’t they understand the character of his prince? Even if they didn’t understand his personality, who would dare to commit crimes against the school? The taboos of the Holy Spirit Magic School were well-known to everyone.
There was no need to investigate at all!
People from other forces had also witnessed the scene? Truly ridiculous! This was the campus of the Holy Spirit Magic School, the number one force of the continent. With their power, it was not easy to deal with their people? Who wouldn’t dare to comply with the school?
Therefore, he only insisted on his judgment.
Besides, his analysis was completely flawless, so they couldn’t refute it. They simply decided to use the eyes of the masses to counter his words and avoid the problem.
“Hehe!” The old man touched the corpse for a while, suddenly turned him over, and then took off the clothes of the deceased. He noticed a fist-shaped mark on the back of the deceased. This mark wasn’t big but extremely deep.
The old man swept a glance at the crowd and finally set his gaze on Long Shiyan’s hands. It was obvious that her fist’s size was the same as the mark’s. “Hehe, even if you’re from the formidable number one school in the continent, I am not afraid of you at all! This old man has no descendants. Even if I die, I will avenge His Highness!!”
As soon as he said that, he suddenly jumped up in the air. With his broadsword, he ruthlessly hacked at Long Shiyan.
Long Shiyan was caught off guard; her hands clasped together while the old man’s douqi was released.
At Long Shiyan’s foot, the limestone floor was broken as powerful douqi aftermath diffused. Many of the members of the Holy Spirit Group next to the attack found the aftermath hard to resist.
“This guy is so strong!” The broadsword almost landed on her shoulder, and she had a hard time dealing with the attack. This guy’s blade wasn’t simple, and he must be an old ninth-level fighter, otherwise, it would be impossible to make her feel oppressed.
The tall man next to him noticed Long Shiyan’s passive state and immediately thrust his sword. The old man had to let go of Long Shiyan to block the tall man’s move.
“Get lost! Stop getting in the way!” The old man cursed as he madly emitted his douqi. In an instant, the tall man was struck. He fell into the crowd as his fall created a big pit in the ground.
However, he struggled to get up. In the end, he could only stand with one knee down.
Fortunately, he was a nine-level fighter. Even if he was injured, he had a ninth-level physique. Had he been an ordinary eighth-level fighter, he would have perished.
However, his attack also allowed Long Shiyan to take out her weapon and switch from her passive state.
After the old man repelled the tall man, he immediately darted toward Long Shiyan. His large sword viciously swung down at her.
Long Shiyan jumped and evaded the attack. In midair, she used “Glorious Heart” on the old man, forcing him to resist the attack using his sword. Immediately, the sounds of their douqi colliding broke out.