Female Protagonist is a Blackened Villainess (GL) - Chapter 65.1
Chapter 65.1: Acknowledging her Identity as Yan Yan (Part One)
Translator & Editor: Nothingisit4me
(TLN: The chapter’s length is 2 times a normal chapter’s length, so I split it into two. Part two will be released next time.)
Why did Long Yuqing suddenly decide to come here?!
Long Shiyan couldn’t help but frown. The events happening in the present were completely different from the original plot. Was this the so-called will of the world’s plan?
In the Fengling Continent, moving between the East and the West was extremely inconvenient. Because of the Magical Beast Forest in-between, it would take a year to cross to the other side.
Therefore, even if Long Shiyan had been dead for nearly half a year, Long Yuqing, who was in the far east, was completely unaware of her death. She even probably assumed that Long Shiyan had been alive the entire time.
This time, she wanted to take them home.
The crisis that suddenly occurred in the school was less than half a month ago. She received the information and used a transmission array to rush here.
When did she use the transmission array? The speed at which this information was transmitted was a bit strange since they received this information faster than the news of her death. As the most favored granddaughter of the Long family, this should not be possible.
Long Shiyan sighed and asked, “When will she arrive at school?”
“She is still in the Doomsday City, so she should reach the school by tomorrow,” the system replied.
Long Shiyan frowned. She rested her chin on her left palm as she restlessly played with the water. Why do I always feel that things are getting more and more strange as time goes on?
Looking at the uneasy Long Shiyan, Zi Linglong couldn’t help but lean against her. “It’s strange, but it’s not impossible. Elder Sister, you should remember that the Holy Spirit Magic School is the number one force in the continent, yet the school is in a crisis. This news had shocked the entire continent. Furthermore, when comparing transmitted information, Elder Sister’s death is not as important as the fact that the school is in jeopardy.
In the easternmost part of the continent, the most powerful is the Fengyun Empire. Among powerful forces, information is easy to obtain through their methods, such as using flying magical beasts to send messages. Moreover, the madam has always been concerned about the trends of the Fengyun Empire, so news about the school’s crisis would be sent to her faster.
As for the transmission array, even if the madam’s network does not have the help of the Yu family restaurant, it wouldn’t be difficult for her to find a strong magician who knows how to use space magic.
The madam is an alumnus of the Holy Spirit Magic School. If there is anything related to the safety of the school, she will choose to come back to save this school. This is not a bad thing because together with more than one person, we will have more strength!”
(TLN: “Madam” is referring to Long Yuqing since she’s the eldest female from the Long family after most of the family was eradicated.)
What Zi Linglong said was very reasonable. Apart from the will of the world, the other most likely reason for the current predicament was this. Moreover, because of this incident, Long Shiyan had some hope.
As everyone knew, the Holy Spirit Magic School was the most powerful force in Fengling Continent. Its main combat power originated from the dean of the school and the Holy Spirit Group, as well as Doomsday City, which controlled most of the world’s economy.
This city was the Holy Spirit Magic School’s strongest defense.
But nowadays, the Saint-level experts had disappeared, the Holy Spirit Group had collapsed, and after the news spread, the sentinels within the Doomsday City needed to be alarmed.
However, there was still hope.
This was the hope that everyone knew about; the hope that many forces were the most afraid of.
The most frightening thing about the Holy Spirit Magic School was not the Holy Spirit Group nor the Doomsday City’s sentinels, but the students from all over the world. These students were engaged in various types of work positions. Perhaps one was a minister of a certain country, perhaps the princess or prince of a certain country, perhaps an adventurer who formed a mercenary group, perhaps an assassin, perhaps a soldier, or perhaps an elf or beastman. In short, there were many, many different former students from all across the world.
They were all students who graduated from the Holy Spirit Magic School. To them, the Holy Spirit Magic School was where they grew up in, and if the school had a crisis, they were willing to take a stand to help the school.
Even if only one-tenth of the students returned, their combined might would have still been formidable.
If any other country wanted to take action on the Holy Spirit Magic School, they would do their best to conceal the school’s troubles from the graduate students who grew up in the school.
Otherwise, the students would betray the countries for the school.
After all, for some people, the school had taught and protected them ever since they were young.
As a result, the school’s former students became one of their formidable forces!
For example, Long Yuqing would come over to help the school without another word. Maybe many alumni had already returned to the school. This might be one of the reasons why the school competition was safely held.
Afterward, Long Shiyan and the system discussed a lot of possibilities.
Finally, the award ceremony for the school’s martial arts competition was about to begin.
Early in the morning, Long Shiyan got up and took Zi Linglong to go to see Belinda and the four famous “old instructors” in the school, including Dixie, Nia, Scolari, and Tiano.
These three men and one woman were the eldest teachers in the entire school.
They also called for Yehua and Baiyin, the two ninth-level fighters who control a majority of the Holy Spirit Group. They were the two ninth-level fighters that Long Shiyan had encountered when entering the basement to destroy the storage room’s enchantment.
The man named Yehua was a tall uncle about thirty-years-old. When Long Shiyan and the crazy old man fought, he helped at the sidelines, allowing Long Shiyan to equip herself with an épée.
He had been risking his life to guard the school as an extremely loyal man. Unlike some of the dignified-looking teachers who were hypocrites, he was a real man.
Long Shiyan was very impressed by him.
There was another temporary manager of the Holy Spirit Group called Baiyin. Since Long Shiyan knew her from her school days, she knew that Baiyin was just as competent as Yehua.
These two characters were decent as the nine-level fighters, but their total strength was not that strong. However, they should have been stronger than Zi Linglong even after she entered her berserk state.
Long Shiyan contacted a few other key figures, and immediately ordered the rest of the active members of the Holy Spirit Group to go defend the perimeter. They then began to sound the school’s bell twelve times.
This bell was usually knocked once a day, which automatically rung as a wake-up call in the morning. However, if a human physically hit the bell twelve times, it meant that the school had reached its most dangerous state.
This school bell was not only noisy within the school’s campus but also affected Doomsday City’s bell tower. The clock tower would show magical mirror images, displaying the scenes within the Holy Spirit Magic School. It likewise sounded twelve times.
This would signify that some major event was happening in Doomsday City.
Within Doomsday City’s walls, the city lord, Aldrich, immediately convened the twelve major general sentinels. Together, they initiated the emergency transmission array to teleport their troops to the Holy Spirit Magic School.
Aldrich was the General Guard of the Holy Spirit Magic School who managed the entire Doomsday City and provided a large source of economic resources to the Holy Spirit Magic School.
The city lord was personally selected by the dean and the Holy Spirit Group. This was to prevent internal struggles and provide other forces to protect the school.
This department wouldn’t normally be dispatched nor interfere with the internal affairs of the school.
Aldrich himself possessed the strength of a peak ninth-level fighter! Ninth-level fighters were generally referred to as eternal swordsmen or eternal warriors. Swordsmen and warriors were the same types of fighters aside from the fact that swordsmen generally used their swords as a weapon. Meanwhile, warriors would include assassins, thieves, and other physical professions.
His twelve generals were not weak. They also had the strength of a medium to peak eternal-level warrior. Their magicians had the same level of strength. No, these magicians were considered archmagicians.
Ninth-level magicians were called archmagicians. It could be said that one was equivalent to a small country’s military power. The wide-range attack was extremely formidable. It would be very easy for them to eliminate thousands of people in one stroke and obstruct the ordinary folk.
Furthermore, if they advanced to the Saint-level, the magicians would be called “Saint magicians.” Saint magicians and archmagicians were not on the same level at all. A Saint magician was equivalent to a nuclear bomb as they could destroy a metropolis with a single spell.
On the contrary, Sword Saints were different. While they were weaker in terms of fighting many weaker opponents, they were strong in one-on-one combat with strong opponents.
Within Doomsday City, many students were dispatched. Everyone understood the meaning of these twelve bell chimes. Even if one was a first-year student, that one would still know.
The teachers and Holy Spirit Group members from the various departments of the school also rushed forth at extremely fast speeds.
The forces hid within the school also quickly arose, including those with ulterior motives and the peanut gallery proceeded towards the school’s central lobby.
The center lobby of the Holy Spirit Magic School was extremely large and could accommodate at least 100,000 people. It included the general area, student area, and tourist area. The tourist area was in the center where various wonders of the school were located.
There were also 142 giant carved statues, among which Long Shiyan was also included.
More and more people crowded in the lobby as the school’s Holy Spirit Group members and order managers were there to help the crowd.
The order managers were an independent part of the school. They were not strong and had very little influence. They worked with the members of the Holy Spirit Group to maintain school order when large events occurred.
After all, the number of members of the Holy Spirit Group was limited.
Once all the people were settled, they began the announcements.
The audience simultaneously watched the stage attentively, which only had twelve seats.
Under normal circumstances, the one who would convene such an important conference personally was the dean. But now there were five members of the Student Holy Spirit Group, four old teachers, and two people who no one was familiar with on-stage.
There was also a vacant position in the middle.
To the left of the empty position was Belinda, the secondary command of the Student Holy Spirit. The right side of the empty spot was the oldest teacher, Dixie. His head was filled with white hair as he held a scepter.
“Fellow Students, we are now at the most critical juncture of our school. Before we continue, there is something that we must notify everyone.” Belinda skipped the conventional greetings and went straight to the point. From the beginning to the end of her announcement, tens of thousands of students and several thousands of teachers stirred within the crowd.
Was the rumor true?
“It’s as what you think.” Belinda saw through what they were thinking. “The rumor is true!”
After she said that, the audience clamored.
They began voicing out their thoughts.
“Everyone, be quiet!” Belinda’s voice spread to the ends of the audience through the wind magic speaker. “After the disappearance of our school’s Saints and Holy Spirit Group, our school had almost collapsed. Even now, there are fewer than ten ninth-level experts. Of them, two are right here where everyone can see.”
She pointed at Yehua and Baiyin.
One sentence was more frightening than the other. And the sentences following the previous ones were even more shocking. From its initial tranquil state, the audience exploded as everyone was caught off-guard by this news.
Inside the school, some of the teachers who were briefly informed beforehand exchanged gazes. Even if this information was already known by the enemy forces, why would they announce it publicly? Wouldn’t this surprise the army?
Even if it was not possible to beat them up, they wanted to rush onto the stage and tear the mouths of these idiots.
Sure enough, the younger generation would always do impulsive things.
In fact, these insiders only knew about the destruction of the Holy Spirit Group and nothing else.
“Is the school finished?”
“What should we do?”
“I want to return home!”
“I also want to go back to my mom and dad.”
“What kind of plan does the Student Holy Spirit Group have?!”
Everyone formed different opinions on the matter, but they couldn’t stop Belinda’s words. “Some fellow classmates and teachers might not believe in my words, but the fact that we are still here is the best proof.”
After giving people time to digest her words, Belinda continued, “So, right now our school is in a very dangerous situation. We had to knock the school’s bell twelve times to remind everyone.”
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