Chapter 138: Mission a.s.signment
Early the next morning, Lu Ze opened his eyes.
It was another night of learning fire G.o.d art and cultivation with red orbs. Lu Ze’s fire G.o.d art, spirit force cultivation, and body were all improving steadily.
Lu Ze sat in the living room and soon, Ian, Xavier, and Ye Mu came out one after another.
The four went out to the yard.
Today was the day when the military would a.s.sign missions to them. In the following month, they were going to leave their current base and enter the planets of the Xiaer system to perform missions.
Xiaer was a solar system with 33 planets. Most of such planets had more practical resources. As a consequence, these planets had frequent small-scale wars between the human race and the blade demon race over these resources.
Quite some students were in the yard already.
Some of the students who were heavily injured needed some time to recover for a while longer before heading off.
Lu Ze glanced around. He saw Lin Ling and her roommates come out, so he walked over along with his group.
Lin Ling saw Lu Ze come over. Her mouth spasmed, and she looked away unhappily.
Last night, this guy made her miserable by setting her up!
Lu Ze saw her expression, so he asked curiously, “What’s wrong?”
“What do you think? Last night you were having fun eating, and I had to deal with all those senior schoolmates by myself!” Lin Ling glared at Lu Ze.
Lu Ze heard her words and smiled awkwardly. “How about I treat you to Alice’s food?”
He had no choice. Those senior schoolmates didn’t give up. He couldn’t beat them up either.
In such a situation, only Lin Ling could help.
She did work quite hard. Thus, he would reward her with a meal.
“…” Lin Ling looked speechlessly at Lu Ze.
This guy… Does he only have food in his mind!?
Her heart was aching!
At this moment, Nangong Jing and Luo Bingqing arrived. Everyone became quiet after seeing the two.
Nangong Jing surveyed the crown and smiled. “In the following month, everyone will be a soldier of the federal military. I’ve collected your military uniform and basic spirit powered armor.”
Then, Nangong Jing waved her hands, and a pile of boxes appeared, landing accurately in front of everyone.
Lu Ze looked at his box. On it, “first-year 50, Lu Ze” was written.
Lu Ze happily took the box. He saw an outfit similar to the military uniforms of the prodigies yesterday. They seemed very cool. On the other hand, the spirit powered armor was a pain in his heart.
He was looked down on a few days ago by the blade demons for not having it.
Now, he had one too.
Most new students were very excited as not everyone could afford a spirit powered armor.
Although the armor was only very basic, it was still a very good thing for them.
Of course, there were wealthy students who didn’t react, such as Lin Ling.
Seeing everyone take the box, Nangong Jing said, “Okay, now we will a.s.sign missions to you.”
The task was directly determined by the military last night. It was up to Nangong Jing to announce it.
Fourth-year students mostly went to support planets that had heated battles. Some of the third-year students were going too. A portion of them went to help build a new base at a new resource point.
Second-year and first-year students mostly went to guard existing bases.
The difference was that first-year students went to planets with fewer resources. Thus, both sides had fewer forces there, making it safer.
There were also missions a.s.signed to soph.o.m.ores, juniors, and seniors. At present, Nangong Jing turned to look at those excited new students.
She said slowly, “For most of you, this is your first time coming to the battlefield. Your missions are very easy, but despite so, there are new students who die every year. It’s pretty much only new students who die in the entrance test as they don’t take the battlefield seriously.”
Nangong Jing’s voice was magnetic and yet serious.
Seeing the hopeful smiles disappear from the new students’ faces, she continued, “Of course, as long as you’re careful, the problem wouldn’t be huge. And, it’s the best opportunity for new students to earn school credits. You don’t need me to say what to do specifically, right?”
Since Nangong Jing said this, the new students changed their mentalities.
Nangong Jing nodded happily. Then, she looked at Lu Ze. “Lu Ze you’re the strongest, so you’ve been a.s.signed to 25th planet. The strongest power there is core martial state. Do you have any objections?”
With a smile, Lu Ze nodded. “No objections.”
If the strongest power there was just core martial state, he would be fine if he was careful.
Nangong Jing heard him and nodded in satisfaction. “There are three excavation bases on the planet. You will be responsible for guarding the bases. Of course, you might be sent to protect search teams to help find other resource points. Your specific mission will be appointed by the commander of the base there.”
Lu Ze nodded. “Okay.”
Then, Nangong Jing looked at Ye Mu, Xavier, and Ian, as well as Lin Ling and her roommates. She said, “Lin Ling, you guys should follow Lu Ze. The new student squad of the 25th planet will be you eight. Lu Ze is the captain.”
After hearing the words, Lin Ling was stunned before nodding. “Okay.”
Ye Mu and the others glanced at each other, showing excited smiles. The new students threw glances of envy at them.
Who didn’t know that Lu Ze was the strongest?
Even if they did nothing, their entrance test scores wouldn’t be low.
Then, Nangong Jing a.s.signed missions to others. After finis.h.i.+ng, she announced, “Okay, go to the s.p.a.ce station.”
Then, everyone left the dorms and boarded the flying cars to the s.p.a.ce station.
Lu Ze turned to look at the s.p.a.ce. There were many flying s.h.i.+ps driving around like metal fishes in the dark sea.
The students split off by year level. Lu Ze and the others were led by troops to the transporter s.h.i.+p for the 25th planet.
The s.h.i.+p was over three hundred meters long. It was completely black and made of alloy.
When the eight entered the s.h.i.+p, there were already several people inside. They were all soldiers heading to the 25th planet.
Lu Ze glanced at the soldiers. They were of different ages. Some were younger than them while the others were already middle-aged.
Everyone was wearing their uniform and chatting.
They were of different ranks, but at least, now everyone was getting along very well.
After all, no one knew if they could get back.
After seeing the eight people come in with casual uniforms, everyone couldn’t resist looking over. A little curiosity and a mix of fear were present in their eyes.
Those who could come in wearing casuals at this time were probably the huge prodigies of the Federal University.
To them, these prodigies were on a completely different level, whether it was in terms of power, future, or fate.
Lu Ze and others felt a slight change in the atmosphere. They glanced amongst each other and said nothing.
At this moment, the troop leader saluted them. “Just find a seat to sit down. The transporter s.h.i.+p is about to head off.”
Lu Ze nodded and saluted back. “Thank you.”
The soldier left. Lu Ze, along with his group, swept their eyes around and found a place to sit.
Those soldiers, who were bluffing, clearly became more reserved after they sat.
After all, it would be too embarra.s.sing to bluff in front of these prodigies.
Lu Ze and his companions glanced at each other speechlessly.
They weren’t demons.
They were good youths!
Lu Ze’s eyes lit up, and he patted a not so old looking soldier. “h.e.l.lo, I want to ask if there’s a changing room here…”
The soldier looked nervously at Lu Ze and pointed at the corridor. “If you go there, there’s a bathroom. You can change clothes inside there. Female soldiers have their own change room…”
Lu Ze smiled. “Thank you.”
Then, Lu Ze turned to look at everyone and said, “Let’s go change into our uniforms? It’s not too appropriate to wear casuals like this.”
Lin Ling and the others nodded in return. “Mhm.”
Subsequently, they went to change their clothes.
As soon as they left, the soldiers started whispering amongst themselves.
“These are the prodigies of Federal University?”
“Probably? I heard there’s a super prodigy this year. He beat the strongest prodigy in the prodigy barracks.”
“Really? That’s insane.”
“Of course, I heard my instructor say it. He was only 18, but he had core martial state power… my G.o.d…”
“I can’t compare. I can’t compare at all”
“It’s said that prodigy seems to have been a.s.signed to our planet?”
The people glanced at each other, and then, one of them asked, “Then… which one is it?”
The elite cla.s.s was already enough for them to handle. If there was such a level of prodigy coming over, they felt they couldn’t take it.
At this moment, Lu Ze and his group came out.
Lu Ze saw Lin Ling’s military uniform, and his eyes lit up.
He must admit that military uniforms suited her. A fluttering short hair, a delicate and exquisite face, coupled with a slim figure.
Lin Ling saw Lu Ze’s look. She smiled and joked, “Oh, you’re looking at me like that? That’s not like you Lu Ze.”
Lu Ze rebuked, “I just looked at you for an extra one moment, and you’re already happy? If I stare at you non-stop, what would happen?”
Lin Ling was at a loss for words.
When they crossed the corridor, they heard the people discuss Lu Ze.
Everyone looked strangely at the embarra.s.sed Lu Ze.
Lin Ling jabbed Lu Ze’s waist. “Ze, these people are complimenting you? Are you happy?”
Lu Ze rolled his eyes. He didn’t want to speak anymore.
When they came out of the corridor, the soldiers stopped talking again.
When they saw the military uniform, the soldiers couldn’t resist looking at them. This uniform gave off a sense of intimacy to the soldiers.
They weren’t as nervous as before, and Lu Ze started chatting with the soldiers near him.
Seeing they weren’t so hard to communicate with, the soldiers once again began bluffing—from killing cosmic beasts to hunting alien spies.
A few hours later, a yellow planet with only a few small green patches appeared.
This was the 25th planet. It was pretty much all made up of sand.