Chapter 112: The Privileges of the Nobles
Su Ye pointed at the city of Athens.
The view of the Magic Planet magnified once again.
A miniature version of the city of Athens that was exactly the same as the real one appeared in front of him. It was clear and three-dimensional.
The Acropolis at the center of Athens was particularly eye-catching. The statues of Athena and Zeus seemed to be right in front of him. All the large buildings were accurately portrayed.
Su Ye placed his finger on the Magic Planet and scrolled through it. To his astonishment, this Magic Planet could actually replicate every corner of the city of Athens. Be it the protruding stones, the peeling walls, or the cracks on the walls, they were all clearly visible.
However, he could only see the outside of the buildings and could not enter other people’s rooms.
Su Ye felt a chill down his spine. The billions of surveillance cameras on Blue Star could not compare to this Magic Planet.
“The congressmen should be able to see the inside of the buildings, right?” Su Ye asked as he looked at Niedern.
Niedern nodded and replied, “As long as the buildings are not specially protected, the congressmen can see everything inside. If they are willing to use up their magic, they can even see what the people, or even bugs, in each house are doing.”
Su Ye said, “As expected, I know nothing about the power of magic… That is to say, if the congressmen want to peek…”
“They don’t want to!” Niedern decisively interrupted Su Ye’s hypothetical statement.
“You are the teacher. What you say is correct,” Su Ye said.
Then, Su Ye suddenly raised his head and looked at the sky. He appeared deep in thought.
Niedern looked at Su Ye in surprise and asked, “Why are you looking at the sky?”
Su Ye responded, “To be able to observe every corner of the world so clearly, there must be some magic tool placed in the sky.”
Niedern was silent for a long time before he said, “I only figured that out after a long time. It seems that a fool is more delusional than a smart person.”
Su Ye curled his lips and interrupted, “You’re not being modest at all! Let’s not digress. Other than the Magic Planet, what else do I need to know?”
Then, Niedern began to explain about the rights of honorary members. Other than this Magic Planet, they could also access the Congress of Magic to read announcements, manuscripts, and books. Moreover, they could enter the magic market in all parts of Greece without any restrictions, but the prerequisite was that they had to be Black Iron Mages.
Without a pause, Niedern delivered all this knowledge, which was usually known only by Gold Mages or people of even higher ranks. Su Ye was very excited, but he was also a little overwhelmed. He could not understand many things since a lot of the information was completely new to him.
Niedern concluded, “The efficiency of listening to a lecture is indeed not as good as that of reading. Alright, go have a meal and then go to class. The details related to the Congress of Magic have already been stored in your magic book. Take your time to read it.”
“Alright,” Su Ye walked out in a daze. When he reached the exit, he suddenly turned around and extended his hand to Niedern.
“The prideful noble… No, where is the token of the noble shareholders?” Su Ye asked.
“Here, this thing is called a stone tablet.” Niedern took out a cloth bag and handed it to Su Ye.
Su Ye received it with his right hand and felt the weight pulling his arm down. He quickly grabbed the cloth bag properly and took out a palm-sized stone product that was one inch thick from within it. This small item weighed at least three to four kilograms. It was dark gray in color and had fine white patterns on its surface.
The stone tablet was shaped like a shield. It had a smooth surface. A pair of slender eyes were coarsely carved on the surface of the shield. There was nothing else on it. The strange thing was that even though the carving technique was rough, the eyes seemed to demonstrate a unique charm.
Su Ye had a feeling that this was the keepsake of an ancient family.
At present, a complete family heraldry system could not be found in any of the countries. However, rudiments had been established. This kind of ancient family keepsake was probably one of the origins of the heraldry system.
In the entire Athens, there were no more than 20 families that had such an ancient keepsake.
“Teacher, it seems that you have connections with an incredible family,” Su Ye teased.
“Sigh. Because of you, I exhausted my strength and suffered the rolling eyes of countless nobles. Yet, you only gave me three sets of silver cutlery. Sigh. Let’s not talk about it anymore. You may leave…”
Niedern spoke with a serious expression. The wrinkles on his face didn’t budge at all.
“Teacher, in the future, please pay attention to your facial expressions when you’re acting. Goodbye! I will come to retrieve the remains of the Flaming Gnomes tonight.” Su Ye left in large strides.
At Piraeus Harbour.
A large Persian ship slowly sailed towards the dock.
A young girl dressed in a rose-purple silk dress stood at the side of the ship, looking at the statue of Zeus at the port.
Her cape was draped over her head like a hood. On her forehead was a gold forehead band interwoven with gems. Between the forehead band and the black veil that covered her face, a pair of jet-black eyes shone as bright as the moon at night. Her eyelashes were long and curly. Her eyes were more deep-set than that of Greeks. Her double eyelids were very pronounced.
Tassels hung down from her waist and her jewelry swayed gently to the motion of the ship. White gauze pants were revealed under her long skirt. She was wearing a pair of typical, white Persian shoes, revealing her fair insteps.
Her two hands held the ship’s railing. Her ten fingers were as delicate as white jade. The morning light seemed to be able to penetrate her fingers, making them glisten even more.
“Your Highness, we are slightly late. The king of the Flaming Gnomes in the Congress of Magic has been replaced,” reported a middle-aged man with a long beard as he bent down for further instruction.
“We have lost the Miracle Servant. Do I have to use the remains of those ordinary Flaming Gnomes? I was so looking forward to the power of the Miracle Servant, even if he was just the weakest apprentice servant. I have suffered a minor loss.” The woman’s voice was smooth and her tone was calm. There was a hint of seduction mixed within her voice, unbefitting of her age.
“To Your Highness, the difference isn’t big. We’re currently searching for the remains of the Miracle Servants befitting of your Bronze rank.”
“Forget it. It can be considered as a gain as long as we can seize the core of the Divine Power Plane.”
The long-bearded middle-aged man sighed in his heart. This princess was perfect except that she was too materialistic. She was always thinking about profits and losses. Perhaps, it had something to do with her and her mother being exiled from the imperial palace when she was young.
The middle-aged man said, “Plato, that sly fox, asked us to agree to a minor condition of theirs. He asked us to…”
The sea breeze blew over and his sound was scattered to the winds.
The mysterious woman quietly looked at the statue of Zeus and the rising sun in the east.
The gray city of Athens was reflected in her eyes.
At Plato Academy.
Su Ye sincerely could not suppress his curiosity. After coming out of Niedern’s office, he ran to the library to look for books related to the nobles. He did not believe that he could not find the origin of this stone tablet.
In the end, he really could not find any information about it.
As time for class was around the corner, Su Ye helplessly loitered around the bookshelves that housed the manuscripts related to nobles. When he reached the end of the section, he suddenly found ten thick magenta books arranged in an eye-catching position. The title “The Book of Aristocrats” was written on the spine of each volume. Each volume was a ten-centimeter-thick magic parchment. This kind of book was rarely seen in the library.
Su Ye took out the first volume and saw a familiar name written on the cover.
Su Ye was enlightened. He seemed to have heard before that Mount Wargod had asked Socrates to compile a book related to the nobles. The book was called “The Book of Aristocrats.”
Almost every noble family would have this set of books as part of their collection.
This particular set was most likely the first edition.
Su Ye was curious about what Socrates, who was fighting against the nobles, would write. He opened the cover of the first volume and saw a line of words on the yellowish front page –
The privileges of the nobles are inherent.
The beautiful handwriting made the front page look exceptionally solemn. Every word seemed to be carved onto it.