Chapter 62: Demonic Beast Forest
While everyone was resting on the spot.
The Dean waved his hand at Lin Bai, indicating for him to come to the side and passed the sword in his hand over.
“What is this for?” Lin Bai cast a puzzled gaze over. The sword was more than a foot long, and it looked like a cold light had suddenly appeared. It cut through iron like mud, and it looked extremely sharp. Although it was not as sharp as those in the sword tomb, it was still acceptable.
The headmaster looked pained. He touched the hilt of the sword with a reluctant look. “I can’t bear to use this sword myself.”
On the contrary, Lin Bai’s expression was very calm. He might have felt something when he saw these swords in the past, but now he was a little numb. He had probably seen too many swords.
Fortunately, the headmaster’s attention was all on the sword. Otherwise, he might have been angered to death when he saw Lin Bai’s expression.
What he regarded as a treasure was worthless. However, he could not blame Lin Bai for being like this. After all, all the swords in the sword tomb were in his body. Even the Sword Immortal’s Ruoshui sword was in his hands.
“Now, I’m giving it to you!”
Seeing the dean’s expression as if he was cutting off his own flesh, Lin Bai did not know whether to laugh or cry. “There’s no need, Dean. I have a sword with me.”
The headmaster didn’t say anything else and stuffed the sword into Lin Bai’s hand. “Don’t stand on ceremony with me. Your sword is nothing. It’s just a piece of rotten wood. It looks extremely dull. It can’t even cut vegetables properly.”
A dignified sword immortal’s Ruo Shui sword was considered in this way. It was really —
Lin Bai didn’t know what to say for a moment. If the headmaster knew the true identity of the rotten wood in his eyes, would he regret saying such words.
The Dean spoke earnestly and sincerely. How many proud prodigies had been defeated by the word ‘pride’. It was a big taboo to underestimate the enemy carelessly.
“The place you are going to this time is the capital. Although you are powerful, the capital is also full of talents. You can not underestimate the enemy carelessly. How can you not have a sharp weapon in your hand?”
Having said that, Lin Bai could not refuse the dean’s good intentions. He could not tell him that the Ruo Shui sword was once used by a Sword Immortal and it was very powerful. However, even if he told him, the dean would believe him.
“Then I will thank the director. Seeing that he has finally accepted it, the director revealed a gratified smile.”
While Lin Bai was talking with the director, someone in the team asked, “How long will it take for us to arrive?”
It would take a lot of time to travel to the capital from Lin Bai’s small border city. However, they would pass through some larger cities where there was a teleportation array. As long as they paid a certain amount of crystals, they would be able to use it.
However, before that, they had to pass through the Demon Beast Forest. As the name implied, there were many demon beasts in this forest, and every one of them had the strength of the Houtian state. It was said that there were even grandmasters. Those who did not have the strength would only be courting death if they went in.
Even they would encounter danger by crossing here. Otherwise, why would people only with extraordinary family backgrounds or powerful strength cross it. These people could be counted on ten fingers in their border town.
Of course, there was another option, which was to take a detour. However, it was too far and a waste of time. It was unknown how long it would take before they could arrive.
Third elder thought that he was very powerful. Moreover, he had many elite members of the Shao family with him. Therefore, he directly chose the nearest road and directly went through the center of the dense forest, which could greatly reduce the distance.
After the leading teacher heard it, he hesitated. “Isn’t it too dangerous to do this?”
Third elder looked at him with a confused expression, “What’s so dangerous about it? It was the same when we came here. Didn’t we arrive safely?”
“Third elder, you guys are powerful, so you don’t have to worry. However, there are so many students, and they can’t compare to you guys. If something really happens, I won’t be able to bear it. Why don’t we go to the periphery? It won’t take much time.”
The third elder wouldn’t give him any good face. He sneered and said, “What? Are you still afraid that I won’t be able to protect these students? If something happens, I’ll be responsible for it. What are you afraid of?”
Although he said that, if it really came to that point, the third elder was a member of the Shao family. Naturally, the Shao family would come out to protect him. The Four Great Academies’ presidents and the parents of those students would tear him into pieces.
However, he did not dare to offend elder Shao.
The third elder said somewhat impatiently, “Alright, I have a large-scale teleportation array talisman here. If something happens, I will send these students away.”
A large-scale teleportation array talisman was a good thing. Moreover, it was extremely hard to find on the market. It was the kind that could not be bought even if one had money. The leading teacher did not expect that elder Shao would have such a good thing in his hands. Only then did he feel relieved.
The Shao family’s disciple beside him was a little puzzled and asked, “There aren’t many of such good things in the family. Don’t tell me we’re going to waste them on this group of people.”
The third elder said disdainfully, “How is that possible? It’s just to deal with him. Even though I have it, I won’t give it to them!”
After all, there was the murderer who killed Shao Yuchen among them. When he thought of this, the third elder’s gaze became colder and colder.
Other than the internal members and core disciples of the Shao family who knew about this, the others did not reveal it. They only announced to the public that Shao Yuchen had gone to gain experience.
On the other side, the leading teacher returned to the team and announced this news.
“What? You want us to go through the center? Isn’t this too dangerous? Why don’t we go through the periphery? Although it will take some time, at least it will be safe. We can handle it.”
“That’s right. We haven’t even rested during this period of traveling. It’s not easy to catch our breath, but we still have to go through the center of the forest. There’s no need to be in such a hurry to be reincarnated.”
There was a commotion in the crowd. It was obvious that they did not agree with this decision.
The leading teacher was also helpless. “I know all of your worries. I have also reflected these. However, the lord from the capital said that he will take care of everyone’s safety.”
Even so, everyone was still a little worried. After all, they did not want to joke about their own safety. There were so many people. Even if the people from the capital were powerful, it was impossible for them to take care of everyone.
“No, I still think that it’s too rash.”
Seeing that they were dawdling and had yet to set off, the third elder sent someone to urge them. He said arrogantly, “What’s wrong with all of you? Do you still want to set off for the capital?”
The leading teacher hurriedly nodded and apologized, “I’m sorry, but the students feel that it’s a little unsafe. Why don’t we change the route?”
The person sneered, “Changing the route? That’s easy for you to say. Are you going to take responsibility for wasting lord’s time?”
“If you want to go, then set off immediately. There’s so much nonsense. If you don’t want to go, then scram. Such a coward will be a disgrace in the capital.”
Hearing those words, the crowd felt a little angry, but there was nothing they could do about it. In the end, after a discussion between the teachers and the elders of the academy, they had no choice but to follow in their footsteps. After all, an arm could not twist a leg.