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Lin Li was not at all worried that others would say that he was making a mountain out of a molehill during the construction of Black Clouds Town. No one said that mages had to be ruthless and resolute. By improving one’s abilities, wouldn’t one be able to prevent others from bullying them and protect the ones they love?
The reconstruction project of new Black Clouds Town was rather large in scale, and it was just as tedious as building a fortress.
While Lin Li locked himself up, Gavin proceeded to focus on the construction project of the new Black Clouds Town, the new authority that possessed endless potential. After destroying the Syer Bandits, they suddenly enjoyed peace.
Peace was rare in Black Clouds Town. Lin Li kept the door of his room tightly shut, and almost never left the room. Black Clouds Town was rapidly rebuilt after a tough battle, with the tremendous effort put in by Gavin and the other mage.
The news of the Syer Bandits being destroyed seemed to spread like wildfire outside of the Tower of Dusk and Black Clouds Town, in the Breezy Plains.
After all, they were one of the top 10 bandit groups in the Breezy Plains, and the news of them being destroyed all of a sudden was undoubtedly shocking. Everyone who heard the news was extremely curious, trying their best to find out what had actually happened.
What had happened in the Dragon Mountains was no secret, and they soon found out that the vanquisher of the Syer Bandits was one of the new factions, the Tower of Dusk. It was situated in Black Clouds Town in Doland, and was also known as Breezy Plains Guild of Magic that was supported by the Supreme Council. The special part about them was that their president turned out to be a greenhorn who was only 20 years old.
Although it was a new Guild of Magic that had been established for less than a year and was led by a 20-year-old chap, it actually destroyed the Syer Bandits who had been acting brazenly and lawlessly in the Breezy Plains. It was indeed astonishing, and everyone eating spat their food out when they heard about it.
It was absolute nonsense!
The news were rapidly spread by the intel department of all factions who began investigating the truth behind the matter.
“I was just wondering about it. Turns out they have the support of the Malfa Family!”
Soon, the leaders of the various factions began to hear of the news. The Malfa Family and the people from the Tower of Dusk entered the Dragon Mountains together and destroyed the Syer Bandits as well as the Alchemy Colossuses.
“It’s Master Cheyenne, it must have been Master Cheyenne from the Malfa Family!”
There were plenty of knowledgeable factions who knew how terrifying and overbearing the Alchemy Colossuses could be. To their knowledge, only a strong Legendary-realm powerhouse could destroy a powerful Alchemy Colossus. They did not think that the young President of the newly established Guild of Magic, Lin Li, would be able to do it.
“Damn it, I paid you to go find out some news, not fabricate such an absurd story and fool me with it!”
One of the investigating men, who was good at sourcing for insider news, managed to find out the truth. However, he was kicked out by his leader after telling him that the attack was launched by the young President.
He was just a 20-year-old, and yet he managed to get rid of four Alchemy Colossuses effortlessly before activating a Magical Domain and getting rid of 10 Archmages. No one would believe it unless they saw it with their own eyes!
Although they did not believe that a young President would be that capable, they could tell that the Tower of Dusk and the Malfa Family were close now. Otherwise, the Malfa Family wouldn’t have agreed to collude with them and destroy the Syer Bandits. How could the Legendary-mage, Master Cheyenne, possibly help them get rid of the Alchemy Colossuses otherwise?
The reason for that was actually not very important. What was the most important was that the Tower of Dusk was obviously significant to the Malfa Family. The Malfa Family was the most powerful faction in Aminya, and only the Dark Blade could compete with it because it had Legendary powerhouses that were enough to make the other faction forgo the idea of declaring war on them.
Master Cheyenne rarely left the Malfa Family, mainly because he wanted to avoid being attacked by the Dark Blade. Yet, for the first time, he actually left the Malfa Family for the sake of the Tower of Dusk. Clearly, the Tower of Dusk mattered greatly to the Malfa Family, so much so that they’d take the risk for it.
Not everyone could suck up to the powerful Malfa Family. Besides, there was now a new faction that had gained the respect of the Malfa Family and, most importantly, that of Master Cheyenne. Those who were weaker all shifted their attention to the Tower of Dusk.
It would be impossible for the Tower of Dusk not to develop well in the Breezy Plains in the future, for they now had the support of the Malfa Family. Since those weaker did not have the rights to suck up to the Malfa Family, it might be great to build a good relationship with the Tower of Dusk.
Thus, all of the factions in the Breezy Plains shifted their attention onto the newly built Tower of Dusk in Doland.
The rumors about the Malfa Family and the Tower of Dusk spread like wildfire. As the top faction of the Breezy Plains, the Malfa Family had definitely heard them too.
Others wouldn’t have guessed that the young master of the Malfa Family broke out in a cold sweat after hearing the rumors. What a joke. If it were true that the Tower of Dusk led by the young President was reliant on the Malfa Family, wouldn’t that be trouble for the Malfa Family…?
How did the news spread!? The Malfa Family and the Tower of Dusk were the only people who joined the operation, and they definitely wouldn’t have said that they relied on the Malfa Family. Someone in the Malfa Family definitely leaked the news, then.
I must find out! Could it be that there are spies from the Dark Blade among us, trying to sow discord between the Malfa Family and Tower of Dusk? That’s unforgivable! Hutton thought to himself in anger as he decided to carry out a strict investigation to find those people.
However, he could not find any spies at all. Although someone had indeed spread the news, they did not embarrass the Malfa Family. Hence, the rumors were rather vague, though the vagueness was what left much room for imagination.
Hutton was worried and anxious about the matter for an entire month. He only calmed down after confirming that the young President, Lin Li, didn’t react to the rumors at all.
The elders finally stopped nagging after seeing the rewards and gains that they had brought from the battle. Although the Malfa Family was the top faction in the Breezy Plains, Hutton managed to bring back more than half of the Syer Bandits’ assets and collection. That was a huge gain for the Malfa Family too.
Time flew fast, and in the blink of an eye, the construction of the new Black Clouds Town was almost completed. Lin Li finally left his room after a long time. After he had made some conclusions, he discovered and resolved many of the hidden dangers caused by the excessively rapid rise in realm. Although there was not enough time for him to fully understand the Rules of the Holy Light and the Darkness, his usage of the debris of the stars was still improved, and the Frost Domain had also become more perfect.
Upon exiting the room, Lin Li discovered that there were plenty of fresh faces in the Tower of Dusk. It seemed the Tower of Dusk had gained quite a bit of fame lately. Otherwise, how could there be so many new members all of a sudden?
Those people should have joined according to the instructions of their elders. Upon seeing Lin Li, whom they recognized to be the young and promising President, they immediately greeted him politely.
Lin Li cocked his head towards the side to greet them, feeling pleased because the new members seemed to be strong and competent. There were six level-15 Archmages and dozens of level-13 and level-14 Magic Shooters.
Trying his best to control his expressions, Lin Li headed to the entrance of the Tower of Dusk and took off into the sky, after which he flew towards Black Clouds Town. Once he was up in the air, he finally burst into laughter. He was glad to see his own team developing healthily.
Two days ago, Lin Li exited his room for a while and asked Gavin about the progress of Black Clouds Town’s reconstruction. Upon hearing that it would be completed two days later, he headed straight to Black Clouds Town to take a look at the project once the time was up.
Soon, Lin Li was greeted with the sight of the new hexagonal Black Clouds Town, just like he had designed it. He descended in the middle of the town, and immediately caught sight of Gavin, who’d come greet him. He smilingly asked, “What’s the matter? How’s the progress of the project?”
Gavin finally felt relieved after seeing Lin Li smile. Honestly, he had become increasingly lacking in confidence because he had no idea what the purpose of the blueprints’s various parts was. Hence, he’d been very worried that he might make a mistake and owe Lin Li an explanation.
“President, the reconstruction of Black Clouds Town has basically already been completed,” Gavin answered.
After scanning his surroundings, Lin Li nodded, and said, “Yeah, summon our people and dismiss the construction workers.”
Gavin dismissed the construction workers and summoned the mages who’d helped build the new Black Clouds Town just like Lin Li had instructed. He was waiting for the next order.
At this point, it was already Lin Li’s job to complete the rest of the construction works. He had to assemble the magic gears and then connect the power transmission between them, lay down the power core, and set the magic drainage and mageweath…
Gavin and the mages involved in the construction work finally knew what the complicated settings were for. Fortunately, during the construction process, they strictly adhered to the designs on the blueprints, and did not make any presumptuous modifications.
Gavin and the other mages were dumbfounded upon sight of the open-spaced town turning into a defensive fortress with a creak and rumbling sounds. They couldn’t believe that they were the ones who had created such amazing things.
“Well, if anyone like the Syer Bandits dares to come again, they don’t have to go back in one piece…” Lin Li smiled. Although he had master-level knowledge of magic gears, he still felt a strong sense of accomplishment when he saw the magic gears that he had built for the first time.
Gavin finally closed his mouth. Although Lin Li did not specify the detailed settings of the various magic gears, Gavin could guess the uses of the magical crossbows. He thought to himself, With over 1,000 magical crossbows and tens of thousands enchanted bolts, it would be impossible for 10 groups of Syer Bandits to invade the town, let alone one.
“By the way, President, regarding the herbs that you have requested, they have already been shipped to the Tower of Dusk. They’re in the storeroom.” Gavin finally snapped out of his trance.
“Got it.” Lin Li felt the need to ensure the town’s defense was even better, so he had asked Gavin to purchase a batch of herbs that he could use to prepare the poison. However, he needed not be dog tired this time, because Gerian was about to return from Alanna soon, together with a batch of pharmacists. Hence, he could leave them to do the strenuous alchemical work.
“Do you have any more orders for me, Mr. President?” Gavin asked. The new Black Clouds Town had already been completed, and they would have to move the residents back. Hence, they would still need Lin Li’s instructions.
Lin Li stroked his chin as he scanned the town, and said, “That’s all. Let them move home. I hope they’ll be pleased with this new Black Clouds Town.” He felt rather guilty toward the residents of the town. Although the attack had not been directed at him and the Tower of Dusk, he still felt bad because he’d failed to protect them while they were in his territory.
Gavin brought the residents who’d helped with the rebuilding of Black Clouds Town back to the small town while Lin Li returned to the Tower of Dusk.
The other day, Lin Li heard from Gavin that the old residents of Wuyun Town were very satisfied with the new Black Clouds Town. In fact, for ordinary people, it was enough to have a roof that could shelter them from the wind and rain over their head. No one really cared whether it was splendid or not. However, the residents were indeed very happy and satisfied because the houses were new, stronger, and brighter than before, and so was the furniture.