Chapter 373: Message
Translator: Law Editor: Hitesh
In the meeting hall, Si Wen Ming and the other elders stated all kinds of rules and welfares, which were effective to inner palace magi, to Ji Hao, Feng Xing and Yu Mu in details.
Without a question, compared to the outer palace, which was now in a state of disunity, rules and disciplines of the inner palace were especially strict; all inner palace members were under the governance of military laws. All inner palace Magi had been through long-term trial and observation of Si Wen Ming and other elders, and were absolute elites, who were carefully selected to join the inner palace.
Yu Mu and Feng Xing, who had lived for over ten years in the Magi Palace as apprentices, were already quite lucky for being able to join the inner palace in such a short span of time.
As for Ji Hao, this especially talented kid, he was now holding the record for joining the inner palace in the shortest span of time, ever since Si Wen Ming’s father, Earl Chong had taken the Magi Palace over and secretly established the inner palace.
If he didn’t capture Di Suo, Di Mo and nearly a thousand Jia Clan big warriors alive, making a great contribution that had even surprised Si Wen Ming himself, then abruptly brought a conscious purple grain dragon sandalwood back, those inner palace elders would never agree to let Ji Hao join the inner palace so soon.
The outer palace of the Magi Palace had already become a place where people contended for powers and profits, and a short cut for people from big-scale clans or families to attain promotion and get rich. The outer palace was now in a great mess, and was shrouded by a foul atmosphere, filled with greedy and disingenuous elders like Ying Yunpeng, stupid, incapable members like Meng Ao, and apprentices like Jiang Yong, Yao Kaiyuan, Yao Kaijiang, who knew nothing solid but fighting for greediness and jealousy!
However, the inner palace was literally like an iron board. From top to bottom, rules were strict and guarded, and levels were determined. Each one of the inner palace elders and Magi had his or her own job and responsibility to work on. All elite members of the Magi Palace had been gathered in the inner palace, the inner palace of the Magi Palace was a definite concentration of elite human beings in the whole Pu Ban city.
Although all inner palace members were absolute elites, there were indeed differences among them.
According to the difference in power levels, inner palace Magi were divided into nine grades, from one star to nine stars.
By using the meridian-expanding skill, which was only possessed by the inner palace, inner palace members could easily figure out the connections between the 59472 meridians.0 Therefore, straightforwardly, to inner palace Magi, every six-thousand meridians represented one star. Magi who had less than six-thousand new meridians opened up were one star Magi; more than six-thousand yet less than twelve thousand were two star Magi, and the rest could be done in a similar manner. Magi who had opened more than forty-eight thousand yet less than fifty-nine thousand, four-hundred and seventy-two new meridians opened up, were all nine star Magi.
The inner palace had specifically stipulated that all inner palace Magi were allowed to connect with their spirit stars, grow spirit star powers and break into the level of Magus Kings from the senior-level, but only after they had exchanged enough amount of contributions into the meridian-expanding skill, and opened all meridians covered by the meridian-expanding skill up.
Magus Kings like this, who had broken into the Magus-King-level with tens of thousands of opened meridians, could be over ten times more powerful than same-level, ordinary Magus Kings. In terms of personal battle effectiveness, an inner palace Magus King could manage a frontal and completely equal fight against a shell-breaking stage Jia Clan warrior, without falling into disadvantage at all. Hereto, Si Wen Ming explained as follows.
“Every single one of our inner palace Magi has to be a true elite of the humankind, and an absolute high-end force. We don’t need any douche who knows nothing but yelling around like a half bucket of boiling water…Those outer palace Magus Kings, who have waken up thousands of inherited meridians and started to be so proud of that, never thought of gaining any more improvements and directly connected with the spirit stars and broke into the Magus-King-level… afterwards, all they have been doing was nothing else but swaggering through the streets in proudness… these people are all douches!”
To Si Wen Ming’s words, Ji Hao just couldn’t agree more.
When facing Jia Clan warriors in battlefields, one Jia Clan warrior could always fight evenly against a couple of, even over ten human Senior Magi. Besides the lower grades of armors and weapons, what had caused such a huge power differences between the human warriors and Jia Clan warriors was the inherited power system of human warriors. Human beings had 129600 meridians contained inside their bodies, and all these meridians could be activated in cultivation; however, most of human Senior Magi only had thousands, even hundreds of activated meridians that they inherited from their clan bloodlines.
At the senior-level, human warriors were weaker than Jia Clan warriors already, therefore, when Jia Clan warriors broke into the shell-breaking stage and gained an extraordinarily great improvement in power, and human Senior Magi connected with their spirit stars and became Magus Kings, human warriors still couldn’t defeat Jia Clan warriors; even worse, the power-level difference between the Jia Clan shell-breaking stage warriors and human Magus Kings would be even larger than back at the senior-level.
To those outer palace apprentices, even if they could break into the Magus-King-level, what could they possibly do when facing aggressions of the non-humankind, except for gaining a better title and earning themselves greater powers and more benefits in the Pu Ban City?
Only inner palace Magi, who were cultivated by the inner palace, having opened up tens of thousands of meridians and laid themselves a solid foundation, would be able to directly contend against high-level Jia Clan warriors in battles, after they broke into the Magus-King-level; these Magi were the true mainstays of the human-kind.
Since they were the future true mainstays of the human-kind, the remuneration and bonus Ji Hao and the other inner palace Magi would gain, were nothing that those outer palace apprentices’ incomes could compare with.
Not to mention Ji Hao, a weirdly talented genius who had already accepted a personal promise made by Si Wen Ming that allowed him to unconditionally use all resources possessed by the Magi Palace, at this moment, Yu Mu and Feng Xing were both dumbfounded by those high-level benefits they could have as inner palace Magi.
Cultivation of Magi required a lot of resources, especially to Senior Magi; and to Senior Magi who had opened up thousands, even tens of thousands of extra meridians, the amount of resources required by his or her cultivations would become stunningly huge.
The first benefit given to inner palace Magi was - the Magi Palace would provide unlimitedly supply of magic crystals for Magi’s personal cultivation! As long as one could prove that they were going to use all these magic crystals on their cultivation and the opening of meridians and Magus Acupoints, the Magi Palace would unconditionally and unlimitedly supply magic crystals to fulfil all their needs!
The second benefit given to the inner palace Magi was - the Magi Palace would customize a whole set of treasures for every inner palace Magus, including weapons, armors, even a customized armor for their battle beast. The senior-level, Magus-King-level, Divine-Magus-level, in each of these three stages, the Magi Palace would customize every single inner palace Magus a whole set of magic treasure for free, and these treasures would perfectly match the needs and power type of each Magus.
The third benefit - all secret scriptures and books possessed by the inner palace would be available to inner palace Magi. With only a blood oath regarding never mentioning these contents to any outsider, inner palace Magi were allowed to read all secret books and scriptures in the inner palace’s collections. One could find all kinds of secret magic, including the most powerful ones, weirdest ones, cruelest ones and most effective ones; one could find anything they liked and anything they wanted in the inner palace’s collection of books.
The fourth benefit - the military power for emergent situations. With the ID tablet given by the inner palace, every inner palace Magus was allowed to put a military force that had less than ten-thousand human warrior, in use, anytime for any purpose, but under emergency situations. Nevertheless, this benefit had its limitations, for example, if Ji Hao showed his tablet to Ying Yunpeng and asked for an army, the outcome probably wouldn’t be so ideal.
The fifth benefit - the right of making an arbitrary decision as the occasions required. If any inner palace Magus found anyone or anything that was harmful to the humankind, he or she had the right to make an arbitrary decision in taking any necessary action upon the situation. For example, he or she could execute criminals without any trial, and wouldn’t be punished for that. The Magi Palace and the human Emperor would then take the blame for the killing. But of course, this didn’t mean that inner palace magi were allowed to kill anyone they wanted. After the execution was done, the Magi Palace would investigate the whole case, and if any intentional and unreasonable killing occurred, this Magus would be punished fairly and strictly.
One by one, Si Wen Ming stated all benefits that were given to the inner palace Magi, to the three of them.
The above five benefits were only the most basic ones given to the inner palace Magi; as their powers and grades went higher and higher, their contributions grew greater and greater and their positions became more and more important, the level of their benefits would naturally raise higher and higher.
Once they upgraded into nine star Magi, and gained the entire meridian-expanding skill, opened up all meridians and broke into the level of Magus Kings, they would become elders of the inner palace, attaining incomparably great powers and supreme level benefits.
While Si Wen Ming was introducing the current situation of the inner palace to Ji Hao, Feng Xiang and Yu Mu, a close guard of his silently walked over.
“Minister, Di Luoland and the other three Di Family elders arrived.”