Birth of the D.S. - Chapter 714: 714. Silver
The Elemental forging method had already shown its limitations in the past, and the studies of the Will-consuming runes reported similar issues.
Even the most prominent inscription methods would have limits to its teachings since most cultivators would begin to focus solely on themselves after reaching a certain level.
Mighty experts would lose interest in creating a school that others could study at some point. The path toward the divine ranks didn’t allow many deviations and required long periods of seclusion that cultivators couldn’t spend thinking about others.
Only those who needed to stop their advance to deepen their understanding would spend time among other cultivators that had similar issues.
Also, experts usually weren’t willing to share the discoveries that they had spent decades researching. It was up to the many organizations controlling and transcribing such schools because it was in their interest to nurture promising cultivators that could further improve their knowledge.
Of course, every organization would just follow the will and needs of their leaders.
The Elbas family strived to be unmatched when it came to the cultivation fields while also maintaining control over the talents of its nation.
The Royal academy was the organization that the Royals had set for that task, and the world knew that it had already been a successful organization.
As time passed, every organization would see a change in its layout or position, and the Royal academy wasn’t an exception.
The new facility built on the new continent was far better than its previous version, but its requirements were far stricter. The Elbas family held complete control over the southeastern side of the piece of Immortal Lands, which allowed it to set any rule that it wanted.
Defeating the previous Royal family had left it in control of a vast nation with a fragmented political system and full of different forces. The Elbas had made use of that environment to become stronger. Still, there was a limit to how much it could be achieved with so many traitors lying in wait.
The Royals had to find compromises in their rule, but that hadn’t been necessary on the new continent.
That land was empty, and they could grant access only to nobles that sealed pacts that benefitted them. It only made sense that they would move their focus away from the Utra nation at that point.
Total control was better than ruling with compromises.
The Royal academy in the Utra nation lost a lot of its former importance as the events concerning the new continent unfolded. The raids suffered by the country even affected its image in the nobles’ eyes since the Elbas family didn’t feel like a real ruler anymore.
However, that didn’t affect the intention of the Hive to investigate its facilities.
“Do you think there still is something inside it?” Flying Demon asked as it looked above him.
The two Demons, Noah, Daniel, and the human troops of the Hive, had gathered right under the spot inside Arolyac forest where the academy was supposed to be.
Daniel had a stricter oath compared to Noah since he had worked as an alchemist inside those facilities after his graduation. Amos couldn’t break it so he couldn’t provide his information to his group. Yet, he had decided to join the attack after listening to Noah’s plan, which meant that what he knew was on point.
The oaths of the academy covered only the aspects concerning the spreading of its researches and secrets, but they didn’t consider the possibility of an outside force attacking it.
After all, there was a rank 6 existence backing the organization ruling it.
The Elbas family would rather leave that possibility open to bait out some rebels than creating harsher oaths that could scare away possible students. Also, the academy had some of the most advanced defensive methods in the entirety of the nation, which scared away any ill-intentioned force.
Of course, such measures didn’t consider the separate dimension designed by Divine Architect.
“Our silent noble is here, so there must be something valuable.” Dreaming Demon said as she shot a glance at Daniel.
“It doesn’t matter.” Noah intervened in the discussion at that point. “We had to come here at some point anyway.”
The elders focused again at his words and covered their faces.
The formation had already been set, and the group simply waited for Noah’s order before starting the operation.
Only a month had passed since he revealed the coordinates of the academy, but the elders had managed to prepare everything in that short period.
It was needless to say that Noah didn’t manage to achieve much in that time, but his battle prowess was at its peak nonetheless. He would need better methods to improve further, so he didn’t mind coming out of his seclusion to join the raid.
Actually, he had requested to be informed about that matter. The noble families didn’t have techniques and spells of the darkness element useful to his level, but the deposit of the academy could still contain something valuable to him.
“Let’s go,” Noah said, and the group stepped on the teleportation matrix on the brown ground.
The light of the array filled their vision for a second, and the polished buildings of the academy became visible when the halo disappeared.
The insides of the academy didn’t change much in those years. There was still a long river that divided the facilities from the habitations of the students. Some new buildings had appeared, but Noah couldn’t notice any significant difference.
Yet, everyone sensed something strange as soon as their mental waves spread in that environment.
“There is no one here.” Dreaming Demon transmitted through her consciousness to Noah and her lover.
Noah immediately turned toward Daniel and noticed that his expression was as confused as theirs.
Daniel couldn’t say much in that situation, but everyone could understand that something was off by just glancing at him.
The human assets though didn’t have the same thinking speed and were set on following the orders of the Demon Prince without hesitating for even an instant. They left the array as soon as their minds stabilized, spreading toward the many buildings in the area.
The heroic cultivators in the group limited themselves to observe to see if they triggered some defensive measure, and even Daniel stared at those human troops without taking a step further. His mind had become more experienced for what concerned those situations, and he had also accepted that he could use rank 3 cultivators as cannon fodder at his level.
Nothing happened at the beginning, but a tremor filled the academy as soon as one of the human cultivators reached a building.
The ceiling of the academy crumbled together with those tremors, and three silver-haired figures appeared in the sky when the outside world was revealed.
“Haha, Second Prince was right. You rats had to attack this abandoned place soon.” One of the figures said just before releasing a peak rank 5 aura.