“Alright, I’ve finished speaking. Now it’s time for self-introductions. Remember to make it interesting. After all, all of you will be fellow miserable kids for the next three months.” Xue Ying passed over the authority to speak, and her smile carried a trace of a deeper meaning.
Nobody, however, seemed to be willing to receive this baton pass…
Xue Ying seemed to have expected this scene long ago, so she called out Bai Xiaofei before things grew embarrassing. “We’ll start with you, Bai Xiaofei!”
Luckily, Bai Xiaofei could be considered to be cooperative this time, and he stood up at the first possible moment.
After all, his mood was good…
“Hello, everyone. You have probably all heard my name, Bai Xiaofei. I’m an Illusion Stream puppet master of the Proficient Rank, and I’m from a nameless mountain valley. I hope everyone will give me guidance in the future.” Bai Xiaofei sat down as soon as he finished speaking, but his self-introduction, which could be considered bland, gave rise to an animated discussion among the students.
It wasn’t due to anything else but the words “Illusion Stream”.
The uselessness of the Illusion Stream in the early stages was infamous. Therefore, everyone labeled Bai Xiaofei as last in the class even though he was at the Proficient Rank…
After Bai Xiaofei sat down, Xu Chen leapt up and interrupted everyone’s discussion. Her confident voice reverberated throughout the entire classroom.
“Xu Chen. I’m from the Heavenstar Kingdom. I’m an Onslaught Stream puppet master of the Mastery Rank. The reason I came to Starnet Academy was to make myself stronger and to get to know some formidable students.”
Onslaught Stream and Mastery Rank – if nothing unexpected happened, Xu Chen would possess the highest combat strength in the class.
Thinking this, the students couldn’t help but gulp down a mouthful of saliva.
This Big Sister can’t be offended in the future!
None of them, however, had heard of the Heavenstar Kingdom. Apart from the few empires, there were small kingdoms in every corner of the continent, but they were truly too numerous to know. This was especially so of the area surrounding Starnet Academy – it was a park of kingdoms.
“I’m Fang Ye, the future inheritor of the Brightmoon Merchant Group. I’m a Ranged Stream puppet master of the Apprentice Rank. If you ever have financial troubles, you can come look for me. Anything that can be solved with money isn’t a problem.” Fan Ye’s confidence eclipsed Xu Chen’s to the point it was already slightly blind, but everyone had to admit that his blind confidence conquered many people.
“Wang Hang, Assassin Stream puppet master of the Apprentice Rank. I’m just the bodyguard of the Young Master, so everyone doesn’t have to care too much about me.” Wang Hang immediately sat down after he said a few simple words.
Following him, Shi Kui, Mo Ka, and Wu Chi successively introduced themselves. The three were from the same kingdom, but they didn’t know each other before they had arrived at the academy.
Shi Kui was determined to become an outstanding Puppetsmith, whereas Mo Ka wanted to become a top Alchemist.
The most pitiable of them was Wu Chi. As a possessor of the Heavenly Origin Physique, he was unable to pass through the first barrier of controlling a puppet – the interlinking of the mind. In the end, he could only be a pure martial artist, but Wu Chi could also be said to be worthy of his name. He had attained the rank of Martial Artist at the mere age of sixteen.
Wu Chi, however, was only pitiable in Starnet Academy, which was a place where puppet masters were plentiful. Across the Starnet Continent, puppet masters only accounted for less than a thousandth of the population because most people who wanted to become stronger could only walk the path of a martial artist.
The martial artists on the continent were similarly divided into nine ranks, which were respectively the ranks of Apprentice, Martial Artist, Martial Warrior, Martial Master, Grand Martial Master, Grandmaster, Legend, Martial Saint, and Martial God.
The last three ranks, however, were basically existences that only existed in theory, and across the entire continent, those capable of attaining the rank of Grandmaster in the path of the martial artist were already top existences.
But there was one advantage to being a martial artist!
In the first four ranks, martial artists completely crushed puppet masters of the same rank!
The reason was similar to why the Illusion Stream wasn’t looked favorably upon. If an early stage Illusion Stream puppet master was said to be like an unarmed child, then in the eyes of a martial artist, other puppet masters would at most be children holding sticks…
There was no need for Ming One, Ming Two, and Zhu Nuo to repeat themselves. Duan Yiyi, who was too embarrassed to speak, was a Support Stream puppet master of the Apprentice Rank. Just like Mo Ka’s group, they had gotten to know each other because of the test.
Qi Wei, who had never stopped speaking, was a rare Transformation Stream puppet master of the Apprentice Rank. When she had revealed this, the various types of forms she might be able to transform into couldn’t help but emerge in the minds of the male students…
Chen Hui’s self-introduction was methodical and greatly conformed to his serious personality. Moreover, he was actually a rare Energy Stream puppet master, and this caused Xue Ying to be excited for a long time.
After the new students graduated from prep school, everyone would be distributed to the various faculties in Starnet Academy, and the faculty containing the Energy Stream in the academy was named “Gods Amongst Men”!
The last to introduce themselves was the young couple, Xing Nan and Zhu Sisi. Being engaged at the age of 16 was simply unbelievable in other places, but according to them, it was already considered late where they were from.
Among the two of them, Zhu Sisi was a Blitz Stream puppet master of the Mastery Rank, whereas Xing Nan was a Ranged Stream puppet master of the Mastery Rank.
Once everyone finished their self-introductions, only Lin Li remained as the one and only person in the entire classroom who hadn’t stood up from their seats. Despite this, she seemed to have no intention of standing up.
“It’s your turn.” Bai Xiaofei stretched out a finger to poke his deskmate, and the warmth and softness he felt caused him to be unable to stop himself from being dazed.
“My turn…to do what?” Lin Li asked as she turned to face Bai Xiaofei. Her question caused him to not know whether to laugh or cry.
“Your self-introduction. Just say what your name is.”
As Bai Xiaofei reminded Lin Li, everyone’s gazes converged onto her. They were filled with interest – “interest” towards this otherworldly beauty…
Lin Li slowly spat out two words, “Lin Li.” Her facial expression was still as stiff as when she had entered the classroom.
“Stand up and say it…,” Bai Xiaofei reminded again, and she stood up then repeated her name but said nothing more.
He asked, “Where are you from?”
“Love Burying Mountain.”
“What stream are you?”
“Master Rank,” she answered, her words stunning everyone.
Did we hear wrongly?
But how could she possibly be at the Master Rank?!
How could an Energy Stream puppet master of the Master Rank possibly come to the Savage Class?! And she was even so slow?!
For a time, everyone’s minds were filled with question marks.
“Do I…still have to say anything?” This time it was Lin Li who looked down and asked Bai Xiaofei a question. Her clear, melodious, and pleasing voice pulled Bai Xiaofei, who had been stunned, back to his senses.
“No…there’s no need.” Bai Xiaofei gulped down a mouthful of saliva and examined the young woman by his side who seemed to be socially inept.
“Oh…thank you.” The smile of a beauty was like the scene of a beautiful flower blooming, and the moment Lin Li expressed her gratitude, she revealed a rare trace of change in her expression. It was merely this trace that moved everyone present.
Exactly how much fortune had we accumulated in our previous lifetimes to actually be able to be in the same class as a girl of this level!?
This had become the thoughts of almost everyone present, female students included..
“Alright, everyone has finished their self-introductions. Next, you’ll be divided into dormitories.” Xue Ying’s age advantage shone through as she revealed a decent ability to control the class, and she pulled everyone’s attention from Lin Li.
Unlike the self-introductions, the division of dormitories was the main event!
1. Wu Chi translates to “one that’s infatuated with martial arts.”
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