Chapter 384 – Sky Wolf Martial Academy
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
The establishment of the Sky Wolf Martial Academy in the Lupus Constellation created a huge buzz.
Lupus Constellation was the poorest constellation among the entire universe due to its infertile land and desolation. Strong foreign martial artists were not interested in conquering the place. Only battle hardened citizens of the Lupus Constellation were able to survive in such harsh environment.
To measure a constellation to see if it was either fertile or infertile, it was based on the metric to evaluate the concentration of its power.
Constellations with high concentrations of power often attracted martial artists in large droves. Since the concentration of a constellation’s power determined the speed of training for a martial artist, the Sextans Constellation, which resided in the 10 Equatorial Palace Halls, was the most popular destination for martial artists.
The Sextans Constellation was the smallest among the 10 Equatorial Palace Halls. Even when compared to the Southern Sky or Northern Sky, it was still a relatively small constellation. But it had a strong concentration of power which allowed it to become one of the 10 Equatorial Palace Halls. The Sextans Constellation did not have any domestic production, It had to import all its tools from external constellations. But this did not diminish its reputation as flocks of martial artists still gathered in the Sextans Constellation. It had become a public training ground with a variety of training facilities available for the martial artists. It was perfect for them.
The energy concentration was weak in the Lupus Constellation. In its history, there was never a strong martial artist that grazed the constellation.
Poor, desolate, and undeveloped were terms that were often related to the Lupus Constellation. Tang Tian did not foresee what could happen to his investment, which was up to billions of Star Coins, in the manufacturing the awakening medicine. In truth, he had even forgot about it because to him, it was never really something big.
But, He also did not know the true poverty of the Lupus Constellation. To its citizens, this awakening medicine could significantly transform their lives for the better.
No one had ever done these kind of things for them before. Hence, Tang Tian’s reputation was renowned within the Lupus Constellation. Those tribes residing in the constellation, who were initially afraid of Tang Tian’s powers, were now convinced by his ability to help them.
Hence, when the Sky Wolf Martial Academy was established, the people went crazy over it.
“Ah Lun! Ah Lun!”
A waves of shouts traverse from the doorway at the yard. Ah Lun stopped reluctantly. When will Da Peng ever be able to control his temper properly.
This fella definitely would not knock on the door…
Bang, the door was pushed wide open, knocking straight to the side walls. Fortunately, Ah Lun had reinforced the doors after the previous incident. If not, the doors would have been damaged again.
Da Peng charged in like the wind: “Ah Lun, Ah Lun!”
Ah Lun was frustrated by the constant nagging: “What is it that made you so excited and fiery?”
Ah Lun was pissed. He stood up and patted off the talcum powder from his clothes. Even though he was only 12 years old, but his figure was much taller and sturdier than most other teens his age. His bulging muscles made him look like a bodybuilder. In front of him were many rock bricks. His job was to smoothen and gloss them up.
Rock bricks were the only exports of Green Cliff Village. The villagers were dependent on them for survival. The demand for rock bricks was average. They could only scrape by with what they could sell, which was meager.
In other constellations, kids this age would have entered an academy to study. But in the Lupus Constellation, most of the teens would be working at this age.
The entire Lupus Constellation only had 3 academies. The astronomical fees were a hindrance for the poor citizens, forcing them to work instead of studying.
“The Sky Wolf Martial Academy is now open!” Da Peng was elated.
“Sky Wolf Martial Academy?” Ah Lun swallowed his saliva.: “Stop spouting nonsense. There is no Sky Wolf Martial Academy on the Lupus Constellation.”
“We did not have it last time. But this time, there is!” Da Peng shouted: “The Lupus King had just established it. It only enrols 12 to 14 years old and there are no tuition fees. The monthly stipends were 150 star coins! 150 star coins is enough to pay for a family!”
“Lupus King built it?” Ah Lun replied as he placed his bowl of tea down. His respect for the King grew.
Ah Lun was a beneficiary from the plan for the awakening pill. In the past, he had never thought that his blood meridians would ever awaken. The blood meridians needed the Awaken Blood Spring, which was under the control of powerful men. They used the spring to accumulate large wealth from people using it and prevented poor people from using it.
When the plan for the awakening pill was announced, Ah Lun was in disbelieve. Only when the awakening pills were sent to his house did he believed the presence of such a plan.
Once his blood meridians were awaken, he felt his strength rise exponentially.
He had always been waiting for the Lupus King’s order for a draft. His tough life had made him learn that you take what you give. There was always a balance. For the awakening pill, he was willing to submit himself into the draft. The lives of the citizens of Lupus Constellation were like grass blades. They were willing to risk their lives for anything, including a bag of dried food. For the awakening pill, they were willing to sacrifice even more.
There was never a Lupus King that was so magnanimous
To work and sacrifice for such King, I do not mind to bestow my life to him.
Ah Lun was determined. If the Lupus King was going to start a draft, he would enter.
However, there was no draft. There was only the enrolment of students, not soldiers.
Ah Lun was overwhelmed with excitement. He knew only the affluent would enter a training academy and that there were many grand masters who would teach martial techniques. In his mind, he felt that the training academy would be similar to a heaven that he yearned to go…
“Ah Lun, faster. Don’t be late!” Da Peng woke him up: “I have already signed up.”
Ah Lun dashed out immediately to submit his name.
The overwhelming response to the registration made Bing, who was there at the booth, shocked.
The citizens of Lupus Constellation were simple and honest. To them, they felt that Tang Tian was a truly generous person and it was right for them to serve Tang Tian.
Within a short week, more than 600,000 people had signed up. In the 2nd week, this number had risen to 1,700,000
Bing’s experience in dealing with the registration of new enrollments was valuable. He swiftly formulated a few low level entry type examination to help sieve out those that were suitable for the academy.
Even though Bing had set a strict age requirement for the registration, which was at 12 to 14 years old, there were already 3,000,000 teenagers that have signed up. That meant that almost 90% of the entire Lupus Constellation within that age band had signed up.
Bing was excited. This was the first time he had experienced such a fervent response.
These were quite horrifying statistics and Bing understood the difficulties that he faced in front of him.
The low entry examination had eliminated close to 90% of the participants. Now there were only 300,000 people left. But this figure was still too much for Bing to manage.
In the 2nd round of test, they were only left with 30,000 people.
In the last round, there were only left with 3,000 people.
Bing was elated. Even though the 3,000 people left had relatively weak strength, but he did not mind. Choosing 3000 out of the 300,000 people, with all of these people who were spread across the constellation, all these young children talents were more outstanding compared to people their age.
The reason why their strength was low was because they had never gone through a systemic form of training before and also because of the low concentration of energy in the Lupus Constellation.
With careful nurture and training, their strength was bound to improve tremendously.
And there were already a few smart individuals that could in the future become military leaders. Bing could foresee their potentials.
Bing was affected by all that had happened. In the past, he used to disparage the plan to distribute the awakening pill. He did not expect the plan to facilitate the recruitment of students in such a positive way.
With Tang Tian’s young mind that time, how was he able to think of such a plan?
Initially, Bing couldn’t comprehend the benefits of this plan, but he continued to push this plan ahead. Even though the manufacturing cost of the awakening pills was low, he knew that for the people ef Lupus Constellation, they were a thing that could change their lives forever.
For Bing, who always measured the benefits and cost of plans and strategies, he was glad that this plan was executed so perfectly.
The training academy, which was able to handle almost 3,000 students, was not big in size. It was built on the foundation of an underground training facility.
The main aim of the facility is to train the strength of the students. Because the Lupus Constellation had low concentration of energy, it was much harder to improve the strength of an individual. In order to speed up the training, external energy had to be transferred in.
The creation of an energy robe was too expensive while an energy room required a large number of students, which would have been hard to manage. Bing and Sai Lei discussed this issue for a long time before deciding to establish the Energy Hall!
This hall had a capacity of 3,000 people. The energy concentration within the hall was 30 times what it was outside, reaching the concentration found on the constellations residing in the 10 Equatorial Palace Halls / Celestial Equator.
The energy concentration was low in the Lupus Concentration and it was the lowest among the Southern Sky’s 42 constellations. The concentration was only at 1% while the Southern Sky’s 42 constellations had concentrations that reached 5%.
The concentration on Northern Sky Constellation was around 5 to 10%.
The 5 Polar Domains had concentration from 10 to 20%.
The 10 Equatorial Palace Halls / Celestial Equator had concentration of around 20 to 40%. Similar to the Sextans Constellation, the concentration could reach up to a stunning 33%.
The concentration on the Ecliptic Constellation reached 50%. The Leo Constellation had reached an even higher concentration of 72%, which was an extremely terrifying number.
Even if the concentration differs by only 1%, the impact on the training process could be affected greatly. Since training was a long and arduous process, this small difference, in 10, 20 or even 50 years, would be significant.
The reason why constellations couldn’t secure strong martial artists was mainly due to their lack of energy concentration.
For ambitious martial artists, they would prefer constellations with high concentrations of energy.
The teenagers of Lupus Constellation had never experienced such a large concentration of energy. Due to their experience with poverty and the yearn to succeed, they would often put in their utmost effort in training. Bing didn’t even need to supervise their training to ensure they are putting in the effort.
Bing was excited.
He was glad that the teenagers were very hardworking. Though hard work doesn’t guarantee that you become a strong martial artist, at least you will definitely turn out to be a good martial artist.
The only worrying thing was that their consumption of Star Rocks was rapid.
The cost of operating the Energy Hall cost around 5 million star coins daily. A month would cost 150 million star coins. A year would cost 2 billion star coins.
This cost was only from the Energy Hall. For daily training, strength training was just one of the many components. There were still training costs for training with spirit cards and mechanical martial weapons…
With rough estimation, Bing discovered that if the academy continues the training at such a magnitude and at this intensity, every year would cost around 100 billion star coins.
Bing was shocked.
Bing found out that he was now left with a large hole in his pocket yet again.
It seemed like every one of his grand plan was often out of budget and was hard to manage.
Bing only pondered on that for a mere 3 seconds and decided to cast the problem to the side. Let the fool handle the mess instead.