Chapter 174 Digging and the Elite Class
"...Then head about one hundred meters in the northwest direction. You'll see a large green boulder with an old tree growing on top of it. I've buried the remaining four corpses there."
In the study, Fang Xingjian explained to the others how many Garcia's Great Warriors' corpses he had buried in total and gave them a rough estimate about where he had buried those fourteen corpses.
Ferdinand said agitatedly, "Fourteen Garcia's Great Warriors' corpses? We're going to strike it rich! Xingjian, are you sure you didn't mistakenly remember?"
Fang Xingjian said, "After I had reached level 3 in my mental cultivation method, I've rarely forgotten things. There might be some discrepancies in the details, but the general direction shouldn't be wrong."
"That's great! Haha, having fourteen sets of corpses of the Garcia's Great Warriors, and with the war having just ended... Give me some time to create some hype. I'll definitely sell them for fifteen thousand gold or more." He then looked at Fang Xingjian and asked, "Oh, right. How do you plan on bringing them here?"
Fang Xingjian shook his head. "Don't create any hype, just make it quick. I want to participate in that auction."
Ferdinand was stunned, but he then recalled that Fang Xingjian planned to take part in the auction for the loan of the parietal bones. He smiled bitterly, "You still haven't given up yet. Even if we were to sell it for fifteen thousand gold, it's hard to tell how much money is needed to win an auction like that."
Fang Xingjian was unfaltered. He said with determination, "I must have it." He then looked towards the three of them and continued, "After the whole thing is over, I'll give each of you one hundred gold. But I need the three of you to help me go look for the fourteen corpses and dig them out."
He needed to remain in the academy to continue with the class. Moreover, it would take too much time for him to look for the corpses in the forests. It would also affect his cultivation.
Hearing Fang Xingjian's words, Anthony waved his hand and said, "Xingjian, rest assured. Since you've given the word, we'll definitely get everything settled for you. As for the one hundred gold, it won't be necessary."
Fang Xingjian shook his head, "We must make things clear. Since I'm getting you guys to do something for me, I will naturally need to pay you for it."
After his futile effort of rejecting the money, Anthony eventually agreed to accept it.
As soon as Robert heard of one hundred gold, his eyes immediately lit up. He had once started a dojo and headed it. Unlike people like Anthony who had no such experience, he knew well about the value of money. One hundred gold was already considered a tremendous sum of money to him. It was sufficient for him to change his life for the better.
Robert slapped his chest, creating loud sounds. He said, "Xingjian, don't worry. I'll definitely bring them to you safely."
Ferdinand saw that Fang Xingjian had turned towards him. Although his eyes were closed, he was still observing his actions.
Ferdinand shrugged helplessly, "You want me to go as well?"
Fang Xingjian said, "It should be safer with three Knights."
Ferdinand said reluctantly, "There's still many things I have to handle for the tuition class. You can just let them put on their Knight attire and go. Who would dare to assault Knights in the Empire's territory?"
Digging corpses in the forests would definitely be a dirty and tiring work, therefore he was naturally reluctant to go. However, when the things arrived, he would be interested to sell them off for a profit.
Seeing that Fang Xingjian did not move and was still looking at him with his eyes closed, he felt as if Fang Xingjian was not blind in the least.
"Damn, you can't be pretending to be blind, right?" Seeing that the other part was still staring at him, Ferdinand waved his hand and said, "Alright, alright. I'll go, I'll go."
Fang Xingjian nodded, satisfied. "It'll be hard on you, but time is short. You guys can set off now."
Seeing that Fang Xingjian was in so much of a hurry, both Anthony and Robert were surprised. However, Ferdinand understood and nodded, "Alright, alright, alright. We'll set off right now."
Fang Xingjian reminded them again, "You guys must definitely rush back before the auction starts and sell off all fourteen sets of corpses."
Ferdinand smiled confidently, "You can count on me."
Fang Xingjian nodded and said, "Oh, I still have a property in the outskirts. Help me sell that as well."
That property was what Huang Lin had won for Fang Xingjian during the first inter-class competition. However, he had not been there even once. Now that he needed money, he decided to just sell it.
With that, Ferdinand led Anthony and Robert and left. Fang Xingjian continued to conduct the class and provide guidance to the students.
After three days, the rate at which people signed up for the class has slowed down. For the past three days, there had only been two people who had signed up.
And now, he had finally brought a total of eighty-five sets of sword techniques to their maximum level. He was now one step closer to leveling up his Unparalleled Sword Intent.
Just as he thought that everything would pass by calmly, an instructor came over and informed him that the Deputy Headmaster had asked for him to come over.
Although Fang Xingjian found it weird, he still left with him. They took a narrow path and arrived at a tremendous martial arts training ground.
At that moment, Hamil, Ralph and Ralph, two guys and one lady, were standing on the training ground. Currently, these three could be considered the strongest; they had the most potential after Fang Xingjian.
Edger was standing before the three of them. When he saw that Fang Xingjian had arrived, he waved to him. He wore an amiable expression, without a hint of ill-will against Fang Xingjian in the least.
Edger walked up to Fang Xingjian and said, "Xingjian, there's something that I'll have to trouble you with this time around."
He looked towards the other three and said, "The upcoming Regional Selection is of grave importance. For the benefits of all the Knights in the academy, we need someone to be in the top ten in the Regional Selection.
For this purpose, I've set up this elite class and chose three students who are currently the strongest in the academy and have the greatest potential. They are the three who are currently present: Hamil, Ralph and Rota.
"From now on, the academy, will be investing a large amount of resources on you guys, helping you to achieve the final dash and breakthrough, increasing your chances of passing the Regional Selection."
Ralph nodded, but a hint of hostility flashed passed his eyes when he gazed at Fang Xingjian. "Since that's the case, why has this guy been asked here? Isn't he blind now?"
Edger smiled and said, "According to our findings, Fang Xingjian has great talent in providing guidance for martial arts. Although he has lost his sight, his level of sword arts cultivation is very high and he is good at instructing others. And so, I hope that he can help our elite class and guide you guys in your martial arts everyday."
Hamil was not happy upon hearing Edger's words, but he merely let out a cold snort and did not rebut. He could not deny that the level of Fang Xingjian's sword arts cultivation was truly very high, the level at which he could instruct them. Moreover, he heard that Fang Xingjian was already able to discern location through sounds and there was no problems at all for him to sense all actions below the speed of sound.
Rota had no objections to this arrangement. She had been defeated by Fang Xingjian previously and was full of admiration for this person's sword arts level and martial techniques.
However, Ralph frowned. he had been putting in great effort in his martial arts practice. After the war had ended, he had kept himself in seclusion and only just came out. He was not assured toward Fang Xingjian and did not know how he would be able to instruct others after having lost his sight.
As if he could see through Ralph's doubts, Edger smiled and said, "Xingjian is trained in the Supreme Mistwind Sword which controls the atmosphere's movements. By discerning the location of things through sound, he is now not much different from ordinary people. As long as it is not something that transcends the speed of sound, he would be able to sense them without any problems."
Edger then turned to Fang Xingjian and said, "Xingjian, from now on, I'll need to trouble you to instruct the elite class. After all, this is an important matter to the academy, one that affects all of our futures.
"As for the tuition class, you should stop it for now. It's just an insignificant thing. How could it be more important than the elite class we have here?
"That's right, I heard that you charge a person five gold each. We'll pay you one hundred gold per person here.
"I hope that you can do a good job in supporting Hamil and the others in their martial arts cultivation everyday. As long as they get good results in the Regional Selection, we'll definitely treat you well.
"But now, the academy's financial situation is too tight. We'll probably only be able to pay you after the Regional Selection is over."
In that moment, Edger was full of smiles and appeared to be very amiable and graceful. He had the disposition that a Deputy Headmaster should have. After all, to a person who valued reputation the most, such exterior appearances were of utmost importance. Ever since he became the Deputy Headmaster and got his hands on the investment of one hundred thousand gold, he had rid himself of his previous downcasted disposition and put more effort in maintaining his image and appearance.