Published at 13th of August 2019 07:45:10 AM

Chapter 94

The group of thieves was hesitating and only then they linked Noah's unusual presence with the academy's entrance test .

They weren't sure that they could gain anything using forceful methods .

The cultivator that seemed in the lead stepped further and slightly bowed .

"If you can give my brothers fifteen pieces of gold, I will gladly be your guide . "

'So, they finally understood something . '

Noah oscillated his weapon in the air and pointed at it with his free hand .

"You still have to tell me how much this is worth . "

The leader looked at it from the distance for a bit and then answered .

"I'm not an expert, but its value should be around five pieces of gold . "

'I have more than thirty of these which makes it one hundred and fifty gold . '

He thought for a few seconds and then nodded .

The leader was about to cheer when Noah continued .

"However, you will receive the payment after you help me sell my items . "

The leader complained but Noah jumped at high speed and appeared in front of him .

No one of the men saw him moving, his speed was too fast for these common people .

He tossed the weapon to one of the men nearby .

"Take this as a warranty . You, let's move . "

Noah pointed at the leader and moved past the blockage .

The men looked at each other for a moment and then the leader followed behind the young man .

They walked for three days, resting only at night .

In the afternoon of the third day, they reached the marked area on the mountain .

"This is Toottac town, young master . The market is the main form of sustenance of the city and many merchants had set up their stands in this period due to the academy's test . You might not know but many nobles will make a trip here before the test begins . "
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In the previous days, Noah had briefly spoken with the tall man in order to learn more information about that area and to set some rules for their interaction .

The man's name was Grant and Noah didn't reveal anything about his situation but simply ordered to be referred to as "young master" .

Grant also explained the general situation of the area, focusing on the large-size noble family that ruled Ebonrest city .

The family was called Voydol and apparently, it had a really amicable relationship with the Elbas dynasty, which was the reason why one of the test areas was there .

"Why didn't they put their stands directly in Ebonrest city? This is just a peripherical city after all, how could they attract the noble families here?"

Grant's answer was immediate .

"Young master, Ebonrest city will be completely reserved for the preparations of the Royal family . In this period of time, all the main shops in the city had moved here . It is common knowledge among the noble houses by now . "

Grant then realized that he might have inadvertently offended him but it seemed that the young man didn't even listen to him .

'Nobles . . . I bet that many of them will create problems for the lonely cultivators like me . '

The test was a matter of personal ability but that wouldn't stop the families behind the participants to scheme before its beginning .

He was familiar with the mindset of the nobles so he could vaguely imagine the methods that they would use to increase the advantages of their descendants .

'I bet that they will at least try to eliminate as many variables as they can . I don't believe that they will simply let someone with no status take the first place in the trial . They would lose too much face . '

Noah turned toward Grant .

"Am I right to assume that even the families that will buy their ingress will send their descendants into the trial?"

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Grant nodded .

"Yes, not only they will spare an immense quantity of resources if the heir succeeds, but they would also want to show the strength of their new generations . It is a demonstration of the future power of their family after all . "

Noah returned to look at the town .

Its perimeter was empty, with just some lazy guard drinking wine on tables near the path .

However, Noah could sense the liveliness of the city in its insides .

"Let's go . "

He stopped thinking about things he could not control and moved along the path, Grant hastily followed behind .

When they were about to enter the boundary though, one of the guards yelled from his seat .

"Hey, you two! The ingress to the town is one piece of gold each! Don't make me st-"

His words were interrupted by a metallic item that crashed on the table and directly broke it in pieces .

All the guards there stood up scared and looked at the weapon .

It was an ax of excellent manufacture, they knew that its value surpassed five pieces of gold .

They turned to look at the two men walking down the city path .

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The hooded one was already walking past the entrance while the tall one was awkwardly scratching his head, making a bow in excuse .

"I'm sorry but the young master is tired, I hope that the ax can cover for the damage and our ingress . "

One of the guards slowly nodded, a cold drop of sweat ran down his forehead .

Grant bowed again and followed Noah that was already far ahead in the city .

The guards looked at each other and whispered .

"I think we should go easy on the wine in this period . "

"Agreed, if we offend someone with an even worse temper, I believe that we could really get unlucky . "

"Yes, yes, wise words . If we are drunk and a noble gets annoyed by us, we are done for . "

From that day onward, the guards of Toottac town were never found drunk again .

Meanwhile, Noah continued to walk rapidly toward the stands that became visible in the distance .

He threw the weapon as a show of strength, he knew that there would usually be an inspection every time a stranger entered a town so he decided to act as an irritated noble .

As for the money loss, he really couldn't care less if that granted him anonymity .