Soul Of Negary - chapter 347
The Mobis Institute, or rather, all the academies of the Academic City used this same elective course system.
Every student would decide the subjects they wanted to take, then report to the class service office to sign up in the morning, where they would receive corresponding key cards that allowed them to enter their selective classrooms.
The institute itself didn’t care about which elective you chose, or even whether or not you actually studied.
After five years in the institute, if you still didn’t have a certificate issued by a professor of the institute, the institute would refuse to recognize that you had graduated. They would only hand out a bronze academy medal that was equivalent to a certificate of participation, essentially, it would only prove that you had once studied in the institute.
This was the same for auditing students, except the process was even harsher. Even if you received a certificate from a professor, you would still only receive a bronze medal.
However, for those without official Uppers recognition, or 1st-generation and 2nd-generation Uppers who had only received official recognition, this bronze medal was something that they’d literally kill to receive.
Quite a few people were already lined up outside the class service office, but aside from students, there were also many assistants. They were retinues of wealthy families, after registering their identities with the school, students were allowed to send these assistants to sign up their classes for them.
After that, a series of coincidental, yet imminent events occurred one by one.
‘Negary’ had picked Biology as his selective from the very beginning, while Nox was a member of the Mystic Demonesses, an organization whose source of mana originated from vitality, so it was natural for her to also choose the Biology course that was related to life.
Among the other auditing students, a bald man and another one with split bangs seemed to be interested in the beautiful Nox, so they also chose the Biology course. After all, the Demonesses’ method of obtaining mana made them naturally seductive and alluring.
As for the remaining man with glasses, he claimed to have originally joined the Mobis Institute for the sake of this course specifically. While he was also interested in Nox, it was obvious that he had more important things to worry about.
And so, very coincidentally, all 5 auditing students ended up choosing the Biology course.
〖 Is this the results of a ritual? One that requires five offerings? 〗 ‘Negary’ scowled.
He had only been able to confirm that the Mobis Institute’s Dean was affected by Mequik’s radiation, but not what kind of Grimoire the Mobis Institute’s Dean had actually been able to obtain.
〖 With the level of this ritual, the Dean was most likely already an old-time member of the House of Mages with a certain level of magical cultivation, but during one of his recent trips to the Grand Library, he became infected 〗
‘Negary’ thought as he received the key card for his class.
〖 From how things currently seem, this ritual’s effect is to guide events along a certain path, ensuring that circumstances would develop in a manner that benefited the ritual’s progress 〗
〖 Like the unusual loyalty of the students towards the dorm that ensures the auditing students won’t randomly run away or making sure they all signed up to the Biology course 〗
〖 The institute has been turned into a large ritual array that guides certain marked individuals along 〗
‘Negary’ first observed the other auditing students. He found that their constitutions weren’t particularly special, but each of them seemed to carry certain uniqueness.
〖 In other words, the candidates for these auditing student quotas had already been selected from the very start. The twin sisters’ attack only served as an excuse to take in these auditing students 〗
‘Negary’ glanced at the glasses man, he seemed to have arrived at the institute for something important.
As for Nox, while the Mystic Demonesses was an organization of Mystics, they actually had a close relationship to the nobles and wealthy people of the Academic City, at least, much closer compared to other Mystics. This was because they needed a large amount of ‘human resources’ as well as debauched banquets to conduct their rituals, and such rituals could only be found in abundance among the noble and wealthy.
Naturally, the Dean of the Mobis Institute was a nobleman, so it made perfect sense for him to have relations with the Mystic Demonesses.
〖 As for the other two, they seem to have entered the Mobis Institute thanks to the guidance of others, while my participation was most likely because of Life Bearer’s manipulation 〗
‘Negary’ shook his head. His current body and soul were both within the limit of normal humans, at most, he had a slightly greater spirit sense and a wealth of knowledge, but he would find it nearly impossible to detect meticulous manipulation from entities of their caliber.
What surprised him was that his actions should have been extremely covert, even Pathway entities would find it hard to discover his disguise unless they personally saw him. But in their current state, the Seven Gods’ confrontation should have been so tense that they would not easily fully descend upon this world, so how did Life Bearer manage to not only discover him but also guide him into the fray?
Shaking his head to disregard this matter for now, ‘Negary’ collected his things and noticed the bald man’s grudgeful gaze. After noticing that all 5 auditing students had chosen the Biology course, he found the others to not pose any threat, only ‘Negary’ had constantly been able to attract Nox’s attention, so his grudgeful gaze has been constantly following ‘Negary’ like a fly.
〖 Meaningless mating desires 〗’Negary’ wasn’t opposed to the act of mating itself, as it was a natural part of the breeding process, what he looked down on were irrational acts conducted while being stimulated by male hormones.
‘Negary’ put his key card away and headed to the cafeteria. After a night of hard work, he needed food to replenish his nutrients. On his way, ‘Negary’ saw Roger and his Abnormality Elimination Squad, the security guard from yesterday was also with them, currently wearing a fearful expression on his face.
The rhythmic sound of his leather shoes resounded among the various chaotic morning noises, causing the security guard to suddenly go blank and feel incredibly tired, so he told Roger: “That premonitory dream yesterday took so much of my strength, I need to go wash my face”
Roger nodded without paying much attention to him. Most of his attention was still focused on the magic inheritance ritual of yesterday, as well as the issue of how to obtain more mana.
Let’s look for that auditing student, I got the oil from him, so he definitely knows where to obtain more of that oil and mana.
After hesitating for a long while, Roger finally made up his mind, after investigating the underground sewers today, he would definitely look for ‘Negary’.
Let’s hope that he can take responsibility for the sake of the academy’s bigger picture and hands over the method of obtaining that oil, otherwise, I will have no choice but to show him the power of magic.
While Roger was deluding himself with overconfidence, ‘Negary’ once again came into contact with the security guard.
Those who had been hypnotized once would usually have a sort of ‘key’ embedded in their subconsciousness, which made them easily susceptible to follow-up hypnotic trances as long as certain conditions were achieved. The more times an individual was hypnotized, the deeper this ‘key’ would become embedded, essentially the same trick featured in many hypnotized.avi.
When the security guard was hypnotized by ‘Negary’, he had been subjected to the unique sound of his rhythmic leather shoes footsteps, so it wasn’t difficult to influence him a second time.
From the security guard, ‘Negary’ found out about the Abnormality Elimination Squad’s investigation progress and plan. He checked his pocket watch before giving the security guard further hypnotic suggestions and left.
After having breakfast at the cafeteria, ‘Negary’ headed to the Biology course classroom with his key card, preparing to learn more about the Dean of the Mobis Institute. ‘Negary’ was very interested in learning more about this individual who had been infected by Life Bearer.
At the same time, Roger also set out with the members of his Abnormality Elimination Squad.