Mystical Journey - chapter-878-ruthless-2
Chapter 878: Ruthless 2
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In a different room.
Baylon hugged the blanket tightly and curled into herself on the bed
while taking in her entire surroundings.
After fainting from intoxication, she had woken up and found herself
lying on this bed. There was no one around her and the room door was
Suddenly, a familiar cry echoed from the next room.
“It’s Clint!!” she was happily surprised at once. She crept over
anxiously and leaned against the wall closely while listening carefully.
“Clint!! Is it you?!” she yelled loudly.
The cries from the next room softened at once. Half a second later, a
timid voice drifted over.
“It’s really you!” Baylon’s mind was freed of anxiety immediately.
“Alright, little girl. You’re all right now. I’ve examined the area
and both of you are currently in a place that is almost a thousand
kilometers from the previous shop. You’ll be staying at this inn
temporarily,” the sound waves of Red Moon’s voice were transferred
into her mind.
“Clint. What happened to Clint? Why is he crying so sadly?” Kind
Baylon was concerned about her friend immediately.
“He’s fine… He just encountered one of life’s minor
obstacles…” Red Moon did not know how to explain this either. The
things that were supposed to happen had occurred already…
“Is he really okay?” Baylon was still worried.
“Don’t worry. A man will definitely be able to get over a small pain
like this,” consoled Red Moon. “The person who saved you has left.
It’s best that both of you get up immediately to check your
surroundings and geographical conditions. This place is just a temporary
residence so other than yourselves, there aren’t any other living
things, food, or even water here. If you don’t hurry up and find a way
out, don’t blame me if you end up starving to death here.”
These words echoed in the minds of these two people simultaneously. Both
of them had been able to distinguish when Red Moon was being honest or
lying long ago. Now, they could clearly tell that Red Moon was speaking
the truth. They crawled out of bed immediately while Clint looked around
for clothes that he could wear.
He pushed the door open and walked out.
Bright, burning golden sunlight cascaded inside and spread across his
skin, leaving a painful burning sensation there. Their surroundings were
primarily a stretch of barren wilderness that included yellow-green
plains and a little winding stream could occasionally be seen. Strangely
enough, the water in the stream was green while thin shrouds of green
mist would rise from it faintly.
The entire place was deathly quiet and there was not even a single fly to
Baylon looked into the distance. Near the horizon, a man in an
eye-catching leather jacket could be seen riding his motorcycle speedily
into the distance faintly. Strangely enough, the motorcycle was silent.
“That man saved you. This place was initially just a dilapidated hut
that he turned into a temporary resting stop,” explained Red Moon
“What should we do now?” Baylon felt suddenly thirsty.
“Think of a way to survive,” answered Red Moon solemnly. “You
can’t drink the water here because it’s toxic. Since there are no
other living things, it means that there won’t be any pieces of
radioactive meat for you to eat either. It’s a good thing that I had
brought some edible supplies with me in my space knob. I can support you
for a period of time, but if you don’t find a way to solve your food
problem within a week, you will definitely starve to death in this
“This is the radiation belt, huh…” this was the first time Baylon
had felt the brutality of the radiation belt. First, it was the betrayal
of the supposedly kind Big Sister and Yellow Bearded Uncle, and now they
were in a situation where they had nothing to eat or drink. At this
moment, the lack of food and water had become a life-threatening issue.
“Think of it as a form of self-training,” Red Moon sighed. “This is
one of the main reasons why most people in the radiation belts don’t
live past seventy or eighty years. They can’t preserve their health
whenever they drink water, and their food sources are limited to a few
plants and mostly the flesh of mutated beasts with lower rates of
radiation inside their bodies. Most of the time, they are only able to
consume a fist-sized amount of meat from mutated beasts that are the size
of buffalos. After risking their lives to kill these animals, the food
they get is usually only enough for one person.”
While listening to Red Moon’s explanations, Baylon suddenly understood
the brutality and hardships that were part of the radiation belt
“What would my big brother do if he was here?” she murmured softly.
“Your brother… I guess he would be at ease here,” Red Moon recalled
the man whom he had judged wrongly. “That guy… has an extreme
ruthlessness in his bones…”
After circling the Inner Courtyard a few times, Garen realized that it
was impossible for him to encounter that male student from the
administration office again. There were no traces of that female student
nicknamed Goldfish either. Meanwhile, he heard from others that Fila had
gone to participate in some ceremony.
Once he had visited the library and read up on more of the general
information here, Garen finally understood the makings of the entire
Inner Courtyard properly.
To put it simply, the Inner Courtyard was the true, ruthless side of
Blackboard Academy, while the Outer Courtyard was merely a place to train
military and government personnel. The Outer Courtyard was mild and
gentle while the Inner Courtyard was where the savage fights took place.
Quest Points were needed for everything. They were needed for training,
purchasing items, duels, and everything else. Of course, one could pay
with Universal Units instead if they were wealthy. However, the prices of
the items here could hardly be borne by average multi-millionaires, as
the goods here were twice the price of their normal rates outside.
Moreover, the more valuable items here were easily priced at millions of
Universal Units while they were actually much cheaper when they were
bought with Quest Points instead.
It was obvious that life throughout the entire Inner Courtyard revolved
around Quest Points.
Most of the professors and instructors in the Inner Courtyard were aloof
and detached. They usually stayed within their own domains and hardly
left; perhaps one wouldn’t even notice if they went out.
The students were the only ones who were active in the Inner Courtyard.
The professors and instructors would never involve themselves in the
fights between students and would be sent home if they died or became
useless. Perhaps they would even be placed in simple positions if
The students in the Inner Courtyard were distributed into three main
parties; the Black Star Party where the Black Star was the head, the
Black Rain Party that was led by Red-Eyed Medero and three others, and
Leo that was led by the exchange and transfer students.
There were many other smaller and larger organizations and many strong
drifters like Fila. Garen understood that there were others like Anda who
formed temporary groups and quest units. Most of them did not have close
relationships and would only work together on quests. There were probably
twenty groups like this in the Inner Courtyard.
Batches of students in higher grades such as Fifth-year and Sixth-year
students would enter the Inner Courtyard yearly because this was the only
place that contained information about Resonance Degrees that could
surpass Level Six Inherited Levels. Therefore, many people continued to
rush over continuously for a chance to find a rare opportunity despite
being aware of the abnormal dangers here.
The life of an Inner Courtyard student was very simple.
There was nothing but quests. They would constantly accumulate the
necessary resources for their Mechs, various techniques, and Training
Methods. Other than quests, they needed to complete specific durations of
training sessions during public classes. They would use up a lot of Quest
Points if they failed to complete these training sessions. When their
Quest Points were insufficient, they would be kicked out of the Inner
Courtyard and all of their memories regarding Resonance Degrees would be
The two main things were their quests and public classes. These public
classes were supposedly classes but were actually more like tests. They
were used to get rid of batches of students that could not meet the mark
while quests were used to continuously train the students’ progress.
The tutors and even outsiders would constantly release quests for the
Elite Students of the Inner Courtyard. Students that were able to survive
in this environment would definitely surpass the even first-rate cream of
the crop of the Outer Courtyard.
Quest Points meant everything here. They could be used for business
transactions, payments, punishment, and could even be used to purchase
various techniques and materials that people of the outside world had
never even heard of.
Meanwhile, the relationship between the students and tutors here were
more like business partners that traded in technical knowledge rather
than merely students and teachers. The tutors were like sellers who
peddled various technique knowledge while providing the students with
secret, high-grade information.
The students would trade technique knowledge among themselves as well
while the tutors would turn a blind eye to their actions. Therefore, they
would be able to purchase technique knowledge from certain powerful or
high-level instructors and professors. Moreover, they would be able to
gain even more Quest Points if they traded this knowledge. This would
also show the key difference between high and low rankings.
Garen thought of his own Professor Van Doe. He was considered to rank in
the middle of the Inner Courtyard but was actually concealing the depths
of his powers. However, most of the instructors and professors here would
hide most of their true strengths. On the surface, Van Doe only belonged
to Level Five of the Twin-Moons Level. In reality, no one knew the true
extent of his strength. There were twenty to thirty other professors like
him in the Inner Courtyard that had indistinguishable powers.
Once he had understood the initial parts of this information from various
aspects, Garen began to gain a brief understanding of life in the Inner
As for Anda’s invitation to join his quest, Garen had gathered some
information from the quest section of the library. He learned that they
would truly need to travel for a long journey and would need to pass
through the radiation belt and even pilot Mechs. They would also need to
pass through a vast terrain along the way. The entire quest would take at
least half a month up to a whole month to complete.
Garen had thought of visiting the radiation belt as well. Red Moon had
previously informed him that they had already entered the radiation belt
and he wanted to see if he could find Clint and the others.
He would also need time to purchase the Red Peacock Stone.
Upon returning to the tutors’ villas and entering his own room, Garen
contacted Kendall’s external phone number immediately.
“Boss! Tell me your instructions!” after relying on Garen, Kendall
had become the boss of a larger than average company. His main business
was arranging the transport of Rainbow Stones. Once he had gained
Garen’s trust, his daily life was completely smooth sailing. His face
on the screen of Garen’s watch was currently rounder and chubbier like
a smiling Buddha.
“Purchase Red Rainbow Stones on the market immediately. It’s best if
you find a stable goods supply channel.”
“How much do you need?”
“Get two tonnes from the market and just store them first. Separate ten
percent of the profits and purchase them slowly once you’ve found a
channel. Send me a report of the revenue and expenditure accounts once
every two months,” said Garen in a straightforward manner.
“No problem, this will be easy. Numerous clients have chased me
previously to ask if I needed anymore Rainbow Stones of other colors,”
Kendall’s eyes became two slits when he laughed. Then, he happened to
think of something. “Boss, there are more of the other colored Rainbow
Stones but their purity levels are lower. Their prices might be slightly
more expensive than White Rainbow Stones too…”
“Don’t worry about the expenses, just be as quick as possible,”
Garen pondered for a moment. “Buy two tonnes of the other Rainbow
Stones and kept them in the warehouse as well in case we need to transfer
“Understood, it will be done in less than two months! However, it will
probably take a longer time for them to be sent over. After all, the red
ones are scattered within a wider area and their production rate in a
single area is very low.” Kendall sounded extremely confident when he
spoke. It was clear that he had obtained the channels of many clients
previously and knew the necessary information like the back of his hand.
“No problem. It’ll be fine as long as you can to do it. I’ll be
waiting for your good news.”
“I swear that I won’t let you down!”
Garen exhaled slowly once he had disconnected the phone call.
“It’s time for me to solve the problem with Goldfish and that