The First Order Chapter 1098: Beaten into seclusion

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Chapter 1098: Beaten into seclusion

The yellowed pages introduced Russell’s biography. “Russell, born in 1981 AD,

was one of the greatest sorcerers of his era.

“He had dedicated himself to the develop

nt of the magus order and

advocated recruiting civilians and foreign nationalities as new sorcerers so as

to introduce new blood into the sorcerers’ lineage.

“During The Cataclysm, he had led the magus order to search for new lands

with civilians to restart civilization. At that time, Russell was the idol of

everyone.

“However, Russell was not only a great sorcerer but also one of the most

powerful archmages in sorcerer history.

“He was one of the wielders of and a past protector of the black Eye of True

Sight.

“He dedicated his entire life to mastering the Meteor Shower spell, secondarily

supplementing it with Resist Fire and Fire Dragon..”

Russell’s biography was over a 1,0oo words long. Ren Xiaosu only realized after

reading for a while that the man was really powerful. Even the author of The

Sorcerer Chronicles was a fan of the guy.

However, his inclusive ideology was not in line with the blueprint of the magus

order of that era. That was why the Introduction to Sorcery was edited seven

times to the point where even the author’s name was not printed anymore.

Meanwhile, The Sorcerer Chronicles in front of him, which dated back 80 years

ago and had written Russell’s biography, could be considered fortunate to have

survived the censors.h.i.+p.

Ren Xiaosu skimmed through Russell’s biography. However, the earlier

portions were all about what this guy had done before. For example, it talked

about how the young Russell was a cheerful and energetic person, how he

helped his cla.s.smates, how he organized young sorcerers, and how he

established a new sorcerer a.s.sociation.

It was clear that Russell was very good at networking. At that time, he was

likely very active in the magus world.

It was written in the book. “Russell has the most outstanding talent in the

history of sorcerers, so much so that a large number of young magi who

gathered around hinm saw him as a role model for their own progression.

“With the arrival of a new era, Russell could not stand the feudal conservatism

of the magus order’s old guard and started gathering forces around him to seek

a revolution.

The magus order of the old era believed the Magi should prioritize protecting

their pure bloodlines, as well as protecting the secret of the Eye of True Sight

from being exposed. The old era’s magus order insisted the fate of the Magi

was tied to the Eye of True Sight, and that outsiders should not interfere as it

could very well lead to the Eye of True Sight becoming lost through the

generations.

“However, Russell believed that if the Magi wanted to be recognized by the

world, they must insist on having an inclusive mindset. Only by having more

and more people becoming sorcerers and influencing the world could they

stand and face the world.

“The interests of the old guard clashed with the young magi of the new era. A

large number of young sorcerers did not hesitate to go against their own clans

and follow in Russell’s footsteps.

“During this period, Russell had great charm and gained many followers.”

However, Russell underwent a midlife crisis, changing his personality.

The author of The Sorcerer Chronicles wrote, “When Russell was 47 years old,

he suddenly decided to resign from his position as the head of the Sorcerer

a.s.sociation. It was so sudden that no one was prepared for it. His good friend,

Tingens, wrote many letters to try to persuade Russell to continue leading the

New Sorcerer a.s.sociation forward. However, Russell did not agree to resuming

his role. Instead, he settled down and decided he wanted to study nonverbal

spells.”

The Sorcerer Chronicles did not mention the reason for Russell’s change of

heart.

Upon reading this, Ren Xiaosu nodded to himself. It all made sense now. From

these events alone, he could confimm that Russell was indeed the Introduction

to Sorcery’s author.

As for why Russell’s personality had suddenly changed, Ren Xiaosu seriously

suspected Ren He had beaten Russell into seclusion.

Ren Xiaosu thought to himself, ‘Ren He was really brutal. He actually turned an

optimistic and cheerful social b.u.t.terfly into a recluse who spent all his time

researching…

It was quite a pity. Through the Introduction to Sorcery, it could be concluded

that Russell had still been unable to figure out a way to cast nonverbal spells even after researching for a long time. This was in spite of the fact he

possessed the black Eye of True Sight.

“But why didn’t this book mention anything about the two black Eyes of True

Sight? Ren Xiaosu wondered. “Melgor said he read about it in this book”

Ren Xiaosu flipped to the back and realized that between pages 31 and 61 of the

book was a compilation of letters between Russell and his good friend,

Tingens.

Tingens: Dear Russell, ever since you resigned from your position as the head

of the New Sorcerer a.s.sociation, the aristocrats have returnmed to their old

ways. They’re trying to drive away the foreign sorcerers so that they can

protect the pure bloodlines of the Magi and the Eye of True Sight. They feel

that sorcerers should not reveal themselves to the world. Our efforts have all

been in vain…

Russell wrote: Dear Tingens, I’nm aware of your worries. However, I’m currently

too preoccupied with researching nonverbal spells, so I don’t have the energy

to manage the New Sorcerer a.s.sociation. I hope you can choose a new leader to

lead you all forward..

Tingens: Respected Russell, please frankly tell me what caused this great

change in you. I’ll be dropping by to visit on the 15th of next month. I hope you won’t turn me away then..

Russel: Tingens, I don’t wish to see anyone right now. Life is short, and I have

to explore the infinite mysteries of sorcery within my limited lifespan. It’s

greatly distressing me.

Tingens: Dear Russell, I’m fine with not going over to bother you, but I hope

you can tell me what this is all about. Did a sorcerer from the old aristocracy

take your family hostage?

This time, the contents of Russell’s letter finally mentioned the most crucial

clue. “Dear Tingens, I encountered that powerful Central Plains rider, and he

took a black Eye of True Sight from me. You and I both understand what this

means. I’m no match for him.”

To put it more simply, “I can’t f.u.c.king defeat him. The black Eye of True Sight

has been taken away, and I’m embarra.s.sed to continue on as the leader of the

Sorcerer a.s.sociation!

“Get someone better, I’m way too ashamed!”

It was no wonder The Sorcerer Chronicles author did not mention this affair.

The author clearly had these verifiable exchanges and knew the reason for

Russell’s change of heart, yet he did not mention a word about it in the biography.

Ren Xiaosu suddenly felt like he understood the author’s thought process.

Imagine how it would feel when you realize your idol had suddenly been beaten

into seclusion.

The reason why The Sorcerer Chronicles author did not mention this was

because he had also been plunged into depression!

In truth, Ren Xiaosu found this matter quite surprising. He did not expect Ren

He to be such a terrifying figure in that era.

He continued reading and suddenly had his attention captured by another

exchange of letters.

Tingens: Dear Russell, I’m very sorry to hear about this. I feel very sad for you

too… but I don’t understand why that Central Plains rider would want to take

the Eye of True Sight away from you.

Russell: He said he wants to use the Eye of True Sight to save his child.

The First Order Chapter 1097: Sorcerer Russell

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Chapter 1097: Sorcerer Russell

As half of the city’s streets were still made up of dirt roads, Ren Xiaosu could just imagine how muddy the streets would get on rainy days.

There was no sewage system in this city either. While Ren Xiaosu sat on his horse, he even saw some residents transporting human waste out of the city. He could even smell that foul stench from a distance away.

Although the residents had neatly combed hair, the texture was extremely greasy. At a glance, Ren Xiaosu roughly understood that even though Melgor had used his first year of tax revenue to build 180 wells, there was still a severe water shortage in the city.

Ren Xiaosu and Little Liuyuan were in a similar situation while living in town.

The residents knelt on one knee on both sides of the street to welcome the return of Lord Melgor. To them, sorcerers were G.o.ds and also the most sacred people in the kingdom.

It could be seen that their clothes were very different from the people in the Central Plains. The women were mostly dressed in layered skirts with lace collars and sleeves and wore tight corsets around their torso.

On the other hand, the men were dressed more plainly, with most of them wearing a short vest over a tattered s.h.i.+rt.

“People used not to dress like this, but that style made a comeback some 20 years ago,” Melgor explained to Ren Xiaosu with a laugh. “So what do you think? It’s quite different from Fortress 178, huh?”

“It really is very different.” Ren Xiaosu nodded.

The knights prepared to leave after respectfully escorting Melgor and Ren Xiaosu back to the Sorcerer’s Tower. However, Melgor was worried the bounty hunter would come to kill him, so he ordered two knights to stand guard outside his tower for the time being.

Not only that, he also told Li Chengguo to have the Li clan deploy more guards there after the knights escorted Liu Ting and him back to their families.

Ren Xiaosu was a little annoyed. With such security measures, the bounty hunter would probably not dare to come to the Sorcerer’s Tower to a.s.sa.s.sinate Melgor. Therefore, Ren Xiaosu might need to make an effort to lure the other party out.

But honestly, Ren Xiaosu really admired Melgor’s sense of cowardice.

So what if he was afraid of dying? Everyone could only live once, and dying for something that was not worth it would be the dumbest thing to do.

For some reason, Ren Xiaosu was even more tempted to abduct Melgor to the Prosperous Northwest.

As they walked into the Sorcerer’s Tower, Ren Xiaosu thought the interior would definitely be covered in dust since Melgor had not been back for two years.

But after stepping inside, he was surprised to find there were actually more than 20 middle-aged women cleaning the floor and doing housekeeping.

“Tve really underestimated your authority in York County.” Ren Xiaosu sighed.

Melgor laughed and said, “There’s many more things you’ve underestimated about me.”

Honestly, Ren Xiaosu could not be faulted for thinking so lowly of Melgor. As a sorcerer, Melgor only brought two lowly servants with him on the reconnaissance mission and did not have a proper attendant to see to his needs. He couldn’t be more pathetic on their way back to the Kingdom of Sorcerers

either.

Ren Xiaosu found it rather difficult to a.s.sociate someone like him with an important figure. This even caused Ren Xiaosu to underestimate the entire magus order as he felt that Melgor’s status as a sorcerer was not that prestigious.

Meanwhile, the inside of the Sorcerer’s Tower looked opulent and magnificent. Many of the ornaments and decor were gilded with a thin layer of gold.

Curious, Ren Xiaosu asked, “Since you have so much authority, why didn’t you bring some subordinates and maids with you to Fortress 1782”

Melgor sighed and said, “They’d only have ended up suffering over there. Look at these people. They’re just working hard for a salary. How can I bring them to a dangerous place like the border? If we encountered any of Fortress 178’s troops, I couldn’t have protected them with my ability.”

Ren Xiaosu sighed. “What a sweet idiot.”

When Fortress 178 got invaded, the people there started to subconsciously demonize everyone from the nation of sorcerers. This was only human nature.

Just like when Ren Xiaosu faced the expeditionary army, he also demonized them in his mind.

But in fact, there were good and bad people no matter where you went. Melgor was undoubtedly a typical example of a good person in the nation of sorcerers. As the environment in the Far North became too harsh, the expeditionary army had headed south in search of a better environment. Furthermore,

they were instigated by Black Robe.

It was not that Ren Xiaosu was trying to justify the sorcerers’ and barbarians’ actions. If another war broke out, he would still ma.s.sacre them even if he knew there were good people among them. Even if the expeditionary army were to attack the Central Plains another 100 times, Ren Xiaosu would still do

the same as before.

A middle-aged woman walked up to Melgor and curtsied with a smile. “Lord Melgor, you’re finally back. I’ll have the maids prepare dinner for you.”

Ren Xiaosu started sizing up the other party. This “housekeeper” was not from the Central Plains. She had an exotic look with blonde hair and blue eyes, but she still spoke in Chinese. This made him feel a little out of place. It somehow felt like the world was a little unreal.

Melgor said, “Alright, make dinner quickly. Is the hot water ready? I’ll take a bath first.”

‘The middle-aged woman smiled and said, “We always have it ready. What would you like for dinner?”

Melgor thought for a moment and said, “Shredded pork with garlic sauce, spicy tofu, twice-cooked pork, stir-fried Napa cabbage with hot and sour sauce…”

Ren Xiaosu was confused.

What the f.u.c.k?! Shouldn’t sorcerers be eating something different? Did the culinary tastes in the Kingdom of Sorcerers also get influenced by the flavors of the Central Plains?

Melgor looked at Ren Xiaosu. “I’m afraid we’ll have to wait a while until dinner is ready. Why don’t we take a bath first?”

Ren Xiaosu immediately frowned. “Be clearer. If you say it like that again, I’ll beat you up.”

“Don’t misunderstand.” Melgor snapped, “We have eight bathrooms in the tower. I never said that I wanted to share the same bathroom as you!”

“I won’t wash up yet.” Ren Xiaosu shook his head. “First, find me that book we talked about. I want to read it.”