The Dark King – Chapter 30
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All the students were standing on a neat row.
Tobu turned towards the 8 and said “You wait”. He went to front of everyone. He exposed a rare smile: “First of all, congratulations. Finally you have turned from a garbage to a true warrior. However, the real test begins from this moment. You will leave this warm cradle, face the real-life death situations”
Most of the students were surprised, as not all of them understood the meaning behind Tobu’s words.
Dudian eyes flashed. He knew that Tobu was about to announce their identity as scavengers.
Tobu looked at students with the puzzled expression, said: “From the moment of graduation, you will get a new identity. Not of the ‘guard’, but of the scavengers! ”
“Scavengers?” Everyone looked at each other.
“I know, most of you are hearing about this for the first time. ” Tobu slowly said: “I will be straightforward. Scavengers from the perspective of the job level are much higher than guards. Actually on the same level with Knights of military. However knights are loyal to the Legion and the noble family they serve. In my opinion, they are a group of weaklings. While scavengers are the last defense line of humankind!”
Everyone was stunned.
Same level with a Knight?
That is such a renowned status!
Even in their dreams they would not expected to get such a huge return after three years of hard work and persistence!
Tobu looked the excited faces of students and continued in calm tone: “However, the difference between scavengers and knights is that one is in the dark while the other one is in the light. In simple terms, scavengers are behind the scenes! You are not allowed to disclose you identity as a scavengers even to your parents, siblings or lovers. It is a military secret!
“You will be provided with a guard identity as a cover.”
“When you can accumulate enough merits, you will get permanent residence in commercial district.”
After Tobu’s last words, all of their eyes began to glow up in hope. Nevertheless, living in commercial district is every civilians desire!
“Instructor, what do scavengers do?” At this time, dark skinned student asked.
“Your job,” he said, “is to go to the safe area outside the giant wall. Gather all the information and resources outside the giant wall and bring it back here!”
All the children burst into an uproar. They realized that there is no free lunch. No one had seen the world outside the giant wall. But deep in their hearts they knew that there are great dangers outside the wall.
“Instructor, can quit it?”, someone had raised their hand to ask.
Tobu indifferent replied: “Yes, your solatium will be send your house after your ‘death’”
Their hearts turned cold. They were not given any choices.
“You do not have to worry. Although its very dangerous outside the giant wall, but we are not wasting three years of time and resources just to cultivate cannon fodder. The places where you will be sent will be cleaned security zones. As long as you are careful nothing will happen. The death rate of scavengers is not high.” Tobu looked around the crowd and said,” And when you will go out of the giant wall, you will receive the blessing of God. ”
“God’s blessing?” everyone was confused.
Dudian couldn’t help lift his eyebrows.
Tobu lifted his hand and pointed towards the eight people that had come with him: “These eight represent military and seven consortiums from the commercial district. You can choose to join any of them. Afterwards you will work for chosen consortium or military. All the resources that you will collect outside the giant wall can be converted into a great fortune. I remember there was a scavenger who had picked up a strange object outside the giant wall and received hundred thousand gold coins for it!”
Everyone startled, 100,000 gold coins? This is simply the wealth they can not think of!
Dudian did not expect that scavengers could extract commission on the things that they had picked up. It seems it is a good career to get rich. But more easy to get rich, the more risks should be involved.
At this time, the eight people came to the front of the crowd. The youth from the left side was the first to talk: “I’m here on behalf of the military. Anyone who wants to join army, should come over to me to sign the contract. If you join with us you could join the commercial district in the near future”
“I’m from Stirling consortium. We can provide admission to commercial district. Our commission rate is 10%… ” Another gracefully dresses woman spoke.
The others began to introduce their affiliated consortiums and information about contracts.
Dudian came to understand that this training center was supported by those seven consortiums and the military. Military couldn’t have supported this large of operations under the noses of noble families. So it seems they have chosen to share both expenses and results.
To his surprise, there is no one from the Holy Church.
At this time, other children have come before the representatives of various consortiums and military to make their selections. All of them more or less are giving the same conditions, because they are competing with each other so there is not much of a difference in the welfare offered.
“Dean, we should choose the same consortium,” Mason said.
Dudian nodded slightly.
Sham asked: “Which consortium? Or maybe military?
“You go and check the conditions they give.” Dudian said and went towards Tobu and said: “Instructor, which one should be the best to choose?”
Tobu looked down at him. He was impressed with Dudian. Whether it was his improvement by leaps and bounds in the tenacious endurance training at the beginning, his impressive results at examinations or his performance for the last three years. He winked and said: “You have excellent chances with any of the choices as they will offer you a personal proposal. But in between us, Mellon consortium has a great potential!”
Dudian was surprise as he did not expect that Tobu’s recommendation is not the military but the consortium.
Tobu turned away to leave when Sham, Mason and Zach came up to catch him. Sham said: “We checked all of them. Most of the conditions are similar. Military has the best treatment while their commissions are low. All these consortium have varying conditions but their commissions are higher than military. For example, Lorian just joined Stirling Foundation. They will give him 15% from everything that he will extract plus God’s blessing every month.”
At this moment, excited sounds echoed all around the field.
Everyone could not help but look. Dudian saw the gentleman who represented the Stirling Foundation.